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For sale is an attractive, one-of-a-kind Italian building. It can be easily converted into a hotel or bed and breakfast, was built in the late 1970s, and appraised in 2018 at the asking price (land value not included in the appraisal).
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) December 29, 2018
This is a wonderful opportunity to purchase a 4-level building in the gorgeous Marche area of Italy!
It is located in Montefiore Dell’ Aso, a well-preserved medieval town, close to San Benedetto del Tronto. This little town is in the area of Ascoli Piceno in the Italian region of Marche.
Montefiore Dell’ Aso has been voted as one of Italy’s most beautiful towns; it is just a short drive to celebrity-filled Italian locations and from quiet areas, and it is 15 minutes by car from Cupra Marittima, a beautiful town on the Adriatic sea.
There are 4 floors in this building. The bottom level floor has a garage and an unfinished condo with a balcony and a garden. Both the street level and the third level floors have their own condo, comprised of 3 bedrooms and 2 baths covering about 1,700 square feet each, plus balconies. The top/fourth level floor has an unfinished penthouse of about 900 square feet with ocean views and a large terrace of about 700 square feet. It is ready with electrical wires installed in the walls, and has an unfinished bathroom, ready to be completed, with all utilities hookups.
The ceilings in each room are about 10 feet high.
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This beautiful 4-level building was appraised in July 2018 for $ 803,000 (land value is not included in the appraisal).
Selling price, as per appraisal, is $ 803,000.
Listing realtor: Gregory Graham, Real Estate Broker Associate and Mortgage Loan Originator/Officer (calBRE# 01379697; NMLS# 1320744).
For more information, text or call the listing broker, Gregory Graham, at 310-487-5230. Also, please make sure to text him to confirm receipt of the offer. Sellers answer all offers.
The square footage of the interior of the building is about 6,000 square feet; once balconies and terraces are included, the square footage increases to almost 10,000. The building has about 1,600 square feet of living area on each of the first 3 levels; again, the fourth level/penthouse is about 900 square feet and has a terrace spanning about 700 square feet.
The lot size is approximately one third of an acre, over 14,000 square feet, and includes driveways, garden area, lawn, and a tree area.
This multi-unit building can be expanded up to 20 percent.
It is all permitted; buyer to verify the accuracy of the information (see assessor’s blueprints in the pdf).
It was built to last in the late 1970s and is made of reinforced concrete and perforated bricks. It has ceramic and marble floors as well as counters.
"This building is very unique and stylish, and has several potential uses. Its award-winning town is very close to a variety of great Italian locations,” shared Gregory. It is a 1-hour drive from Ancona airport, and 1 hour and 20 minutes from the city of Pescara. The 2 Rome airports are 2 and a half hours away by car and 3 and a half hours by bus.
The property has an ideal location. Its town is set in the hills among the valleys of the river Aso and of the stream Menocchia. Many restaurants, cafes, and stores are walking distance from it, and they stay open late. The closest supermarket is only 7 minutes away on foot. The town has beautiful churches, convents, and parks.
The building is a 15-minute drive from the famous Coast of the Palms, which is a piece of land surrounded by palms, small maritime pines, and hedges that has several miles of wide sandy beaches.
Among the events that take place in this lovely town are the Carnival, symphonies, concerts, the Palio of the Barrels, and the International Polyphonic Choirs. The award-winning waters of the sea coast of Marche are spectacular. The surrounding territory includes the Appennine mountains. Notable people born in this area of Italy include Giacomo Leopardi, John Baptist Pergolesi, and Gioachino Rossini.
This building could potentially qualify for remodel funds from the European Union to boost tourism in Italy (buyer to verify).
Gregory Graham, Broker Associate at Keller Williams Larchmont in Los Angeles, has distinguished himself in the field of global real estate transactions. He is a Certified International Property Specialist (CIPS). This designation is given to real estate agents who have acquired specialized education, market knowledge, competence, and experience in successfully and effectively listing and selling international real estate properties. Contact Gregory for information on his other Italian real estate listings, which include 2 one-of-a-kind properties in Catania, on the beautiful island of Sicily: an affordable 2-unit building in historical downtown for sale for only $ 199,000, as described at http://bit.ly/CataniaBuilding199K, and a wonderful penthouse in modern downtown, viewable at http://bit.ly/CataniaPenthouse497K. Reported by PRWeb 19 hours ago.
ROME (AP) — The lower chamber of the Italian Parliament has approved a 2019 national budget that includes funding to realize campaign promises made by leaders of Italy’s populist government. The Chamber of Deputies Saturday night passed the budget law on Saturday night, following the Senate’s approval last Sunday. The government tied support for the […]
Reported by Seattle Times 18 hours ago.
Aliveshoes.com launches limited time pre-sales until Jan 20th., for rare sneaker design.
LAS VEGAS (PRWEB) December 29, 2018
Hitsquad isn't just a concept. It's a lifestyle. Defy the odds and look cool doing it. Designed by legendary veteran designer Phillip Mitchell Polite, who once lived a very different life. Phil was 19 years old when he was deployed to Iraq. Over 15 years later, Mr. Polite is entering another form of combat: the shoe industry. "I was a combat veteran at 20. When I came home, I was diagnosed with PTSD. I had nightmares, couldn't sleep. It was bad for a while." He has struggled with depression and other conditions in the years since. He even suffered the heartbreak of a judge regulating infrequent visits with his children because of the disorder. Although never violent, Phil decided to take his frustration out in a different way. To take aim on adding value to the sneaker industry. His concepts are fresh and culturally innovative. Phil wants to be a part of changing the stigma of veterans suffering from the disorder.
Phil partnered up with Aliveshoes.com, a designer friendly website based out of Italy and launched his masterpiece. Hitsquad, a winner of the "staff pick" award is a beautiful blend of urban street style mixed with a sense of theatrics. All the shoes are handmade by master Italian craftsmen from pristine Italian leather. Each designer pair is a one-of-a-kind, combining handcrafting tradition, quality and modern style for a product that’s perfectly Italian.
Hitsquad is a protected design concept and Limited Edition product. These shoes are very rare. They are currently only available to Jan 20th. When purchasing one of the few available, you will receive an official Limited Edition Certificate, with the unique Limited Edition design code. Phil hopes that people, veterans and shoe lovers will support. "I just want to make my family and veterans proud. I hope to use my creativity to raise awareness." With resell value on sneakers remaining a hot commodity post market, Hitsquad may be the beginning of a thriving brand. Exclusive shoes for serious sneaker collectors who like to stand out. Get em while they last. Reported by PRWeb 18 hours ago.
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Mexico City, Mexico, Dec 29, 2018 / 04:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Emma Morosini has been called the “pilgrim grandmother.” Earlier this year, at the age of 94, she earned that nickname by concluding a 570-mile walking pilgrimage in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Her 40-day pilgrimage took Morosini from Monterrey, in northeastern Mexico, to Mexico City, where she prayed at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, before the tilma of Saint Juan Diego.
Emma Moronsini. 91 años. Camina hace 1 mes. Salió de Tucumán. Quiere llegar a la Basílica (Luján). Ya está en Córdoba pic.twitter.com/zwXJFnIRFw
— Sebastián Volterri (@SebaVolte) February 13, 2015 Morosini, a native of Italy who for more than 25 years has made pilgrimages to shrines around the world, arrived the afternoon of May 12 at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, to pray for families, young people, and “world peace.”
The “pilgrim grandmother” has visited shrines in Portugal, Spain, Poland, Israel, Brazil and Argentina.
During this pilgrimage, Morosini began walking each day at 6:30 am, carrying a small suitcase and an umbrella, and wearing a reflective vest as a safety precaution.
For food, Morosini carried milk, juice, bread, and water, receiving along the way some donations of fruits and vegetables.
At various points on her way she was accompanied by medical and civil defense personnel or by Mexico’s Federal Police. She was often housed by municipal authorities along her route.
During a 2015 pilgrimage in Argentina, when she was 91, Morosini told reporters that she was praying for “peace in the world, for young people, for all these families that are divided. Many are separated, some live together but aren't spouses, or they don't have children. It's very sad.”
The “pilgrim grandmother” was applauded by fellow pilgrims when she arrived at the the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Before entering the church, she woman knelt down, kissed the ground, made the sign of the cross and prayed silently for a few moments.
This article was originally published by our sister agency, ACI Prensa. It has been translated and adapted by CNA.
This article was originally published May 14, 2018. Reported by CNA 17 hours ago.
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ROME (AP) — Italy’s opposition parties are warning Italians they’ll pay eventually for the populist government’s 2019 budget. The spending plan received final legislative approval Sunday, a day after Premier Giuseppe Conte’s government won a confidence vote tied to it in the Chamber of Deputies. The Senate approved the budget earlier this month. It includes […]
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· *The lower house of the Italian parliament approved a revised budget deficit for 2019 in the last minute vote.*
· *The revised budget deficit is expected to reach 2.04% of GDP instead of originally planned 2.4% of GDP.*
A lower chamber of the Italian parliament approved a revised budget deficit for 2019 in a last-minute vote before the deadline expired on Monday, December 31, avoiding the sanctions from the European Commission in form of the excessive deficit procedure.
Lawmakers in Rome voted 313 in favor and 70 against the revised budget, which had already been approved by the Senate.
The clash between the populist Italian government and the European Commission started in October after the Commission raised concerns about the long-term sustainability of Italian public finances claiming that the planned budget would have a negative impact on Italy's already elevated debt. After the deal was struck with the Commission last week, Italy lowered its planned budget deficit from 2.4% of GDP to 2.04%.
The parliamentary debate was fierce with ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi’s center-right Forza Italia parliament members being escorted from the lower house on Saturday afternoon while wearing a provocating slogan “Enough Taxes”. Reported by FXstreet.com 21 hours ago.
60 Minutes travels to Italy to meet the chef whose kitchen creations are works of art. Lesley Stahl reports
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Kelle Sutliff is a Psychic Medium, Author and Guest Radio Host. She does readings for clients all over the world and every year she predicts the upcoming years events with much accuracy. She even predicted the Clinton/Trump ticket with a Trump win as documented in The Boston Herald in 2015. Sutliff also uses her gifts to help find the missing. 2019 is one year that will not be boring. Its a year of expression.
BOSTON (PRWEB) December 30, 2018
Kelle Sutliff, professional psychic medium of almost 20 years, creates her predictions for 2019. Sutliff was the number 1 Google searched psychic medium for her predictions out of 1.4 million psychics in the world. She predicted Donald Trump as the 45th president in Nov. 2015. Her predictions revolve around the world, businesses, economy, politics, etc. Sutliff has a lot in store with her 2019 predictions.
“2019 is a 3 Energy year in Numerology and will not be boring by any means. It’s a year of expression and how we communicate our truth and express our truth. Honesty is the best policy and you won’t get away with any lying. The truth will always come out and communications on all levels are important. It’s a great time to be creative, expressive and have fun. It is important to have grace and honor in this expressive year” says Sutliff. https://psychicmediumkelle.com.
Sovereignty is the big word for 2019! You will see least costly strategy for governments, business and personal relationships to come together. Interdependence sovereignty of actual control over state borders will become important all over the world, not just in the United States. State taxes in AZ and TX help assist in protecting their own states, not just at the federal level. This will keep their borders safe for their state communities, and the Federal Government will be giving possible tax breaks with assistance to those communities. The whole border control system will change especially around the time frame of June. It’s not about building “a wall” it is about sovereign dignity to the people who live in the United States and other countries. All nations around the world will be building their sovereignty too.
Business: Tech companies will have a big boom, and look for mergers in this industry especially more so than usual. Companies like Facebook will start to fade out with new companies that start to trend emerge. Any business that assists the elderly is a great investment or start up venture. Look for businesses in the community that help take care of brain disorder/disability of patients to emerge. More building and construction continues around the world, as it will be booming for the next five years, so get ready for lots of delays while traveling. There will be new bridges being built everywhere around the world. It is a great time to work in the trades. Look UP! Space Exploration is on the rise for many countries. It will be competitive amongst everyone. The US will be a leader in space exploration and women scientists will be behind this.
Economy: 2019 will be known as “The Trump Economy” as the economy booms with jobs in the U.S and the GDP still rising to 3.7% or higher, people will see their investments improve. Trade sanctions will play a role in settling the market down towards the middle of the year, but slow and steady will win the race. Family income will continue to exceed and improve in the United States. You will see percentage rates soar into the 90 to 98 percent rate; something the US has not experienced in over 10 years. Jobs will be plenty, so no excuse not to work.
Europe Economy: Look at the year 1973 as this past history is similar is what happens in European countries. They need to be careful for inflation opportunities especially in United Kingdom, France, Russia and Italy. Tax breaks will help keep this at bay. The oil gas crisis was a huge indicator in France recently that the government needs to respect its people and not use them. You will see more riots/protests around the economy throughout this destabilization. The fall of 2019 objectives get better and tax breaks are given to get their economy moving. You will see more countries moving away from the aid of others and take their own sovereign nations more seriously. The United States will continue to put the U.S. first. https://psychicmediumkelle.com.
Who is out in politics?: Theresa May Prime Minister will continue her duties, but she does not finish the run. There will be a man with strong banking background to pull their economy back. He has an S in his name, possibly Sajid Javid? Nancy Pelosi does not finish her appointment, as she is a band-aid for the Democratic Party.
President Donald Trump: Trump finally comes into his third year of his term. The U.S. finds more acceptance with him being president and his goals for the country. I stated this in my 2016 predictions. People will accept his role and his work as President so far. His communication gets better, and believe it or not he will become more dynamic with his ideas. He will have to get creative to keep our sovereign nation on a steady path, but it will happen. He will learn to communicate better and not work in emotion, but he will always speak his truth. He’s in it to win it—another term.
Media: A 3 year/the 2019 year is all about speaking your truth with more boundaries, and not to hurt one another. You must have more grace with your words and not gossip. Some news agencies will have a hard time with this new 3 energy year!
It’s a baby girl! For Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Mother Nature: Everything feels very dry around the world, which always creates Earth shifts. That being said, those of you who live by these vaults could experience more shifts than usual. Get ready for hot summer seasons. Then when it does rain it goes extreme. We can’t win in the weather game this year.
Sports: Boston Red Sox for another World Series Win.
Crime Cases: The case on Steven Avery (Making a Murderer) will be reopened by April of 2019. Remember this is the year of speaking the truth, no more lies and cover-ups. This energy is perfect timing for this case to be broken up. “Let Freedom ring!” You will also see many more old/cold cases being solved. Detectives get ready to work.
For more information about Kelle Sutliff, visit https://psychicmediumkelle.com. Reported by PRWeb 13 hours ago.
· *Major markets are missing their key participants as volumes wither, leaving the FX **marketspace** to **middle**.*
· *Plenty of concerns will be following investors through the doors into 2019.*
EUR/USD is seeing some downside play in thin Asian markets, testing into 1.1425 as the major pair struggles within trading ranges established late last week.
Broader markets remain sedate and volumes steeply decreased as investors pull back for the year's end, and major assets see thin play within recent ranges. The Euro is heading into 2019 on mixed tones as the European continent grapples with an array of economic headwinds, from Italy's lagging budget concerns to Brexit, as well as threats of a global economic slowdown, and soured market sentiment could be ringing in 2019 as the new year looks set for a rough ride.
The economic calendar is devoid of any meaningful information ahead of the News Years shutdown, though the US side will be seeing the Dallas Fed's Manufacturing Business Index for December at 15:30 GMT, which last printed at 17.6.
*EUR/USD Levels to watch*
The Fiber's technical outlook remains largely unchanged, and as FXStreet's own Valeria Bednarik noted:
The pair retains a positive tone according to the 4 hours chart, although the 1.1460/80 region is a tough static resistance area that won't be easy to break. In the mentioned chart, the pair is well above its moving averages, with the 20 SMA gaining upward strength. Technical indicators are neutral-to-bullish within positive levels, below their daily highs, indicating limited buying interest.
Support levels: 1.1420 1.1390 1.1360
Resistance levels: 1.1480 1.1510 1.1545 Reported by FXstreet.com 11 hours ago.
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· *Italy's parliament passed a budget with less than 48 hours to spare, closing a turbulent chapter for the country.*
· *Earlier in December, after weeks of wrangling, Rome and the European Union agreed an uneasy compromise on the budget.*
· *A previous Italian government had agreed with the EU not to increase its deficit above 1.8% of GDP.*
· *Its populist successor wanted to bust the limit, and run a deficit as high as 2.4%.*
· *In the end, Italy settled for the compromise figure of 2.04%, reducing spending by almost $7 billion to meet the lower threshold.*
· *Italian stocks have bounced on the news, with the country's FTSE MIB around 1.5% on the last day of 2018.*
Italy's parliament approved the country's uneasy compromise budget with the European Union on Saturday, finally ending several months of uncertainty over its fiscal future.
With a year end deadline to pass the budget in the country's parliament, Italy passed the legislation with just over 48 hours to spare.
The dispute centred on how large a deficit the Italian government proposed to run.
A previous government had agreed with the EU to keep the deficit below 1.8% of Italy's GDP.
Italy's new, populist government had proposed to increase the deficit to 2.4% of GDP.
On December 19, Brussels and Rome agreed a compromise budget after a long period of negotiations, to allow a deficit of 2.04%, some €6 billion ($6.7 billion) less than the first proposal.
Lawmakers in the country's lower house approved this budget by 313 votes to 70 on Saturday evening.
"I hope this will be the last budget being approved after long and complicated negotiations with Brussels," Matteo Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister and leader of the Lega Nord said in an interview with the Corriere della Sera newspaper on Monday.
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The agreement will provide the "basis for balanced budgetary and economic policies in Italy," Valdis Dombrovskis, the EU's most senior official dealing with the euro and financial systems, said at the time.
Italy, however, "urgently needs to restore confidence in its economy to ease financial conditions and support investment," he added, describing the solution as "not ideal."
The agreement means Italy will no longer be subject to the so-called Excessive Deficit Procedure, which has the power to fine countries within the eurozone that break the bloc's spending rules. Italy's entry into the EDP was set to be announced on the day the budget was initially agreed.
Markets welcomed the news of the budget passing through the Italian parliament, with Italy's benchmark share index, the FTSE MIB, up 1.44% after around an hour of trading on New Year's Eve.
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Vatican City, Dec 31, 2018 / 05:21 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis Monday accepted the resignations of Press Office Director Greg Burke and Vice Director Paloma Garcia Ovejero, who have served at the head of the Holy See’s press office as the pope’s spokespersons since August 2016.
Alessandro Gisotti, currently coordinator of social media for the Dicastery for Communication and past deputy editor-in-chief of Vatican Radio (now called Vatican News), was named director of the press office on an interim basis.
In a series of Tweets Dec. 31, Burke said that he and Ovejero have resigned, “effective Jan. 1. At this time of transition in Vatican communications, we think it’s best the Holy Father is completely free to assemble a new team.”
“I joined the Vatican in 2012. The experience has been fascinating, to say the least,” he continued. “Thank you, Pope Francis. Un abrazo muy fuerte.”
Ovejero wrote on Twitter that it is the end of a stage, saying in Spanish, “Thank you, Holy Father, for these two and a half years! Thank you, Greg, for your confidence, your patience and your example.”
The resignations follow shortly after new appointments in the Vatican’s Dicastery for Communication.
Earlier in December Pope Francis named veteran Vatican journalist Andrea Tornielli editorial director of Vatican communications after appointing in July Italian layman Paolo Ruffini to head up the department.
In a statement Dec. 31, Ruffini said that he respects the “autonomous and free choice” of Burke and Ovejero.
“In these few months of work together I could appreciate their professionalism, their humanity, their faith,” he said. “I therefore thank them for the dedication with which they have done their work thus far.”
Ruffini noted that the two began their service at the start of the pope’s communications reforms and that “this significant commitment has contributed to the path of reform that today – according to them – requires a quick passage of witness, in the spirit of service to the Church that we all share.”
About the coming year, Ruffini stated that he has full confidence in the abilities of Gisotti to guide the press office on an interim basis.
In his own statement Gisotti expressed his gratitude for the pope’s trust in him and thanked Burke and Ovejero for their friendship and for their work over the past two and a half years.
“I will try to fulfill the task entrusted to me in the best of my ability,” he said, adding that he intends to serve with the spirit he learned from the previous director of the press office, Fr. Federico Lombardi, whom he learned from for nearly 20 years.
“I know that my job, as far as it is interim, is particularly challenging, but I am comforted by knowing the great value of my colleagues in the press office,” he said. “On many occasions I have appreciated their professionalism and dedication.”
A native of St. Louis, Mo., Burke was a senior communications advisor to the Vatican Secretary of State from 2012 until his appointment as vice director of the press office in February 2016. He served as vice director under Lombardi until taking over as director Aug. 1, 2016.
Ovejero, who is from Madrid, had worked as a correspondent in Italy and the Vatican since 2012 for the Spanish radio station Cadena COPE. She was the first woman to serve as vice director of the Vatican press office. Reported by CNA 3 hours ago.
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With her research team, CSUN Psychology Professor and film director, writer, and producer Luciana Lagana published two peer-reviewed articles and won several film awards in the year 2018.
LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) December 31, 2018
2018 has been a busy and productive year in CSUN Professor Luciana Lagana’s research laboratory.
Her research team received the fourth year of support in the form of a federal grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to study pain among African-American, European-American, and Latina older women.
Several research posters were presented at national conferences, and two peer-reviewed articles were published by her team.
An educational documentary feature film on homelessness that she wrote, directed, and produced is currently being tested in randomized controlled trials for its potential anti-bias effects on viewers.
Moreover, in 2018 alone, Dr. Lagana won several awards for this research documentary at many film festivals, including the Best Political Statement Award at Hollywood Dreamz International Film Festival, the Phoenix Body of Work Film Award at the Action on Film International Film Festival, and the Best Director Award in the Documentary Category at the 2018 Shawna Shea Film Festival.
One of the two articles was published in the very prestigious journal of the American Psychological Association (APA) “Psychological Assessment.” Dr. Lagana’s former graduate student, David Alpizar, is the first author, she is the second author, and the other authors are CSUN Prof. Scott W. Plunkett and Washington State University Prof. Brian F. French (the current mentor of Alpizar).
Title: Evaluating the eight-item Patient Health Questionnaire's psychometric properties with Mexican and Central American descent university students.
Abstract: Depression can be a serious aliment influencing the lives of millions of persons. Person's health conditions worsen and daily functioning declines in the presence of depression. However, little attention has been given to how depression is accurately assessed in diverse populations from other countries residing in the United States. Thus, this study examined the factor structure, factorial invariance, concurrent validity, and convergent validity of the widely used 8-item Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-8) among emerging adults of Mexican and Central American (e.g., Salvadorians, Guatemalans) men and women residing in the United States. Undergraduate student participants (n = 2,782) completed an online or paper-and-pencil version of the assessment. Support was found for two-factor and one-factor solutions; however, the unidimensional structure was recommended due to the very high correlation between the two factors (r ≥ .87). The unidimensional scale was invariant between (a) Mexican and Central American descent and (b) men and women. Depressive symptoms (as measured in the PHQ-8) were significantly correlated with another valid and reliable measured of depression, and scores on the PHQ-8 were significantly correlated with theoretically related variables (i.e., quality of life, parental support, and perceived stress).
This article is available at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Evaluating+the+eight-item+Patient+Health+Questionnaire%27s+psychometric
David Alpizar obtained his B.A. in Psychology and M.A. in General Experimental Psychology at CSUN, where he was funded by NIH RISE (Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement) and MARC (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Programs. He is currently a doctoral student at Washington State University.
Dr. Lagana is the first author of her lab’s second article published in 2018 with three of her mentees: (in authorship order) Dr. Giovanni Sosa, Marina Z. Nakhla, and Dillion Toscano. It was published in the “International Journal of Family & Community Medicine.”
Title: Cognitive gains from video game use in older age: A review of the literature corroborating them.
Abstract: This article contains succinct summaries of the published literature regarding strategies that could lead to improved cognitive functioning among older individuals, mechanisms explaining the positive psychological effects of video game use in older age, and psychological factors related to using video games in older age. Factors contributing to the positive impact of video game usage on older adults are discussed, followed by an explanation of how skills acquisition among older adults during video game training appears to transfer to non-practiced tasks, as this could create several advantages in their lives. Due to space limitations, this review does not cover all published literature in this area. Instead, we have focused mainly on the available evidence in support of video game use among older adults. A plethora of research indicates that benefits derived from a singular video game may generalize to a full genre of games. As technology continues to advance, researchers must explore new methods to improve cognitive functioning. Given the high incidence of cognitive impairment among older adults, the need for future research in this area is emphasized.
This article is available at https://medcraveonline.com/IJFCM/IJFCM-02-00029.pdf
All three co-authors have studied in Dr. Lagana’s research laboratory. Dr. Giovanni Sosa is a Senior Research Analyst at the Institutional Research Office of Chaffey College. When studying in Dr. Lagana’s lab, he was funded by the NIH grant CSUN Bridges to the Doctorate. Marina Z. Nakhla is a former NIH RISE and Sally Casanova (CSU Pre-Doctoral Program) scholar. She graduated from CSUN in May 2018 with her M.A. in Clinical Psychology. This past fall, she started the University of California San Diego – San Diego State University (UCSD-SDSU) Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in neuropsychology. Dillion Toscano is a current undergraduate research assistant of Dr. Lagana and is funded through the NIH BUILD PODER program.
“It is a great pleasure to present research posters and to publish peer-reviewed articles with very supportive colleagues and with ambitious and talented students,” concluded Dr. Lagana.
Dr. Luciana Lagana is a caring clinical and experimental psychologist. She is also an established professor of psychology, gerontology, sexuality, and women’s health at CSUN, where she teaches classes and mentors many undergraduate and graduate students from several departments. Additionally, she conducts government-funded research on ethnically diverse, mainly low-income older women’s physical, psychological, social, and sexual health. Concerning her artistic pursuits, since 2006 she has been studying acting and hosting in Los Angeles (in her teens, she was part of a touring theatrical company in Italy). Moreover, after studying film production under the mentorship of Prof. Nate Thomas, Director of the Film Production Option in the CSUN Department of Cinema and Television Arts, she has been producing several social impact films and series. She is an actor/screenwriter/director/producer with over 30 film festivals' wins listed on IMDb and more than 50 IMDb film, TV, and web series’ credits. For instance, she created, hosted, and directed the award-winning educational project Dr. Luciana Show – Aging and Falling. She also won Best Director – Documentary at the 2018 Shawna Shea Film Festival. At CSUN, Prof. Lagana won the 2017 CSUN Exceptional Creative Accomplishments Faculty Award for her anti-bias feature films and shows, as well as the 2011 Preeminent Scholarly Publications Faculty Award and the 2008 Visionary Community Service Learning Faculty Award. Reported by PRWeb 2 hours ago.
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