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National Cyber League Sees Record High Spring Season Registration

Unlike other CTF’s that can throw you immediately into some very difficult challenges, the NCL has gone to exceptional lengths to provide a ‘gym’ that emulates the competition itself and serves as a place to practice prior to the event start.

As the demand for knowledgeable cybersecurity experts grows, so too does the need for quality training. The National Cyber League (NCL) provides intense preparation through addicting virtual, game-like competition, which was reflected in its record high registration for the Spring Season.

This season, NCL had 5,026 registrants, up from 3,350 in 2018 and 1,891 in 2017. This growth reflects how the NCL has become popular in the information security education community. The NCL is an experience and a challenge for high school and college students. It is designed for both rookies and accomplished players to expose them to real-world cybersecurity scenarios to see how their skills stack up. This offensive and defensive, Capture the Flag (CTF)-like, virtual competition uses relevant tools and real scenarios to test participants’ cybersecurity talents. NCL does not teach skills but forces players to teach themselves how to solve challenges. The game has revolutionized how cybersecurity is learned. By the end of the competition, players receive Scouting Reports to assess their strengths and weaknesses in order to continue developing their skills.

NCL is unique because it offers events in “seasons” so that players can build their skillsets through gym training, a preseason and individual and team game events. The individual game allows students to face-off but still learn and have fun while the team game allows players to combine strengths and weaknesses and learn from each other to complete challenges. NCL is a standout arena for students to grow while pursuing a career in cybersecurity.

“If you are curious about cybersecurity, I highly recommend participating in an NCL season. It was through my first season with the NCL that I discovered a career path I am truly passionate about. What I discovered was a community that has a vested interest in teaching and supporting one another. This is also evident in the manner in which it designed their CTF events,” said Whitney Kahn, an NCL participant. “Unlike other CTF’s that can throw you immediately into some very difficult challenges, the NCL has gone to exceptional lengths to provide a ‘gym’ that emulates the competition itself and serves as a place to practice prior to the event start. The gym provides introductory materials and challenges, ample explanations and serves to build confidence for the impending competition. This design also contributes to building your confidence and capability in each of the areas that you are tasked with over the course of each stage of the competition from season to season.”

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About National Cyber League

The National Cyber League (NCL) provides a cybersecurity training ground in a high-fidelity simulation environment that requires participants to work individually in the Regular Season and in teams during the Postseason events. The NCL events are designed for participants to solve real problems with actual deadlines under time, technical and resource constraints. The NCL assists higher education institutions across the country in student preparation for its events and also for professional certifications. Companies seeking qualified talent can access the NCL’s Scouting Reports to evaluate potential cybersecurity professionals who have demonstrated skills in the NCL events. The NCL is where cybersecurity is a passion for students, faculty and the workforce. To learn more, visit

Cushing’s Disease Treatment Breakthrough for Dogs

Natural Treatment for Cushings Disease in Dogs

“My 12 year old dachshund was recently diagnosed with Cushing’s disease. My Vet recommended that I look the Cushing’s Killer Combo. It’s 5 weeks now and we can already see an improvement, without any side effects. She’s drinking less, urinating less and panting less” Janet Santee – La Habra, CA

Brad Solomon, founder of, an Herbal Remedy Manufacturer specializing in CBD Oil for dogs and cats, was constantly hearing from customers who had dogs with health issues related to Cushing’s disease.

Over 100,000 middle age to senior dogs are diagnosed with Cushing’s disease every year.

Cushing’s disease in dogs develops when their own body overproduces cortisol. Hyperadrenocorticism in dogs generally affects middle-aged to older animals.

Symptoms of Cushing’s disease include increased thirst and urination, loss of hair, panting, pot bellies, obesity, and a general lack of interest in things that dogs normally like to do.

Solomon stated that “Cushing’s disease in dog’s can have similar characteristics to Alzheimer’s disease in people and aside from the physical issues it presents it can change a dog’s personality. Dogs become forgetful, disinterested and can even become aggressive which is very depressing for pet parents. Prescription drug options like Trilostane, Mitotane and Anipryl can be effective but the many side-effects can sometimes outweigh the benefits. We wanted to develop a natural remedy for Cushing’s disease in dogs.”

Solomon, his veterinarian and his product formulator took over a year to formulate and test his Adrenal Support Remedy to address symptoms of Cushing’s disease, which is now one of his most popular selling items.

“One day I had an epiphany when my next door neighbor Sue told me a story about her Maltese, Cheri. Sue had been ordering Prana Pets Adrenal Support, C Support and CBD Oil for Cheri’s Cushing’s disease and Arthritis. Sue remarked that somehow Cheri’s internal clock had turned back. Cheri was peeing and panting less, not staring into space anymore and was acting like her younger pain-free self. Sue’s experience with Cheri gave me that spine tingling, joyous moment and the Cushing’s Killer Combo was born.”

Solomon’s #1 selling system for the past 2 years is the Cushing’s Killer Combo which contains, High Spectrum CBD Oil, C-Support for immunity and Adrenal Support to help address the symptoms related to Cushing’s disease. Solomon also noted that it’s safe to use with most prescription meds. Many of the customers are able to eliminate the prescription medications altogether after consulting with their vet.

In January 2019, Solomon surveyed 150 customers who purchased the Cushing’s Killer Combo system and administered it to their dog for a minimum of 90 days.

Some of the survey highlights include;

  • 8/10 of those surveyed for excessive drinking and urination believed that Prana Pets Cushing’s Killer Combo was effective in reducing the amount of water consumed and the frequency of urination
  • 8.2/10 of those surveyed for hair loss believed that Prana Pets Cushing’s Killer Combo was effective in reducing their dog’s hair loss
  • 8/10 of those surveyed for believed that Prana Pets Cushing’s Killer Combo Oil was effective in reducing their dog’s anxiety or stress
  • 8.7/10 of those surveyed for having a ravenous appetite believed that Prana Pets Cushing’s Killer Combo was effective in reducing their hunger within 2 weeks

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About Prana Pets

Based in Delray Beach, FL, Prana Pets started in 2016. Prana Pets believes that nature has provided us with everything necessary to sustain deep, lasting health in ourselves as well as our pets.

For this reason, every Prana Pets formula utilizes all-natural compounds of premium quality and potency to ensure that your pets attain the lasting, vibrant health they deserve. Every bottle leaving their facility is formulated to satisfy the rigorous demands of evidence-based research while incorporating the wisdom of healing traditions across the world.

The Prana Pets team of experts in the field of nutrition, herbalism and homeopathy are actively involved in promoting a holistic view of health, not just as a philosophy but as a lifestyle. The company strongly believes and understands that a holistic approach to health can produce radical, lasting health improvements that synthetic drugs alone cannot achieve. Learn more at:

Technologies to Improve Patient Adherence and Trends in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing to be Discussed by Catalent at CPhI North America

Catalent (booth 1206), the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products, today announced that its experts will participate in two conference sessions at the upcoming CPhI North America tradeshow at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place, Chicago, on April 30 – May 2, 2019.

On Tuesday, April 30 at 9:45 a.m., Ronak Savla, Pharm.D., Ph.D., Scientific Affairs Manager, and co-chair of the Catalent Applied Drug Delivery Institute, has been invited to join the “Building a Better Drug: Strategies to Enhance Patient Drug Regimen” panel session. He will discuss roadblocks to patient adherence, and technologies and processes that can be employed to mitigate these problems including formulation methods, new dosage forms, excipients, and alternative delivery technologies.

On Wednesday, May 1 at 1:30 p.m., Mike Valazza, Vice President, Business Development, Oral Drug Delivery North America, will present “Advancements in Manufacturing Solutions”. His presentation will discuss current trends in pharmaceutical manufacturing, including the increase in the number of expedited programs, the need for integrated end-to-end solutions from Phase 1 to commercialization, and the adoption of technologies to assist in getting products to market faster.

Dr. Savla is responsible for the strategy of the scientific communications plan, management of external collaborations, scientific assessment of novel drug delivery technologies, oversight of internal technology development, and leadership of Catalent’s Scientific Excellence Initiative. He leads several initiatives within the company focusing on patient-focused drug design, including a collaboration with Rutgers University School of Pharmacy to investigate the challenges in pediatric dose form design. He received both his Doctor of Pharmacy degree and his doctorate from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Mr. Valazza has over 20 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Catalent in 2001, he held senior positions at several companies including International Processing Corporation, Glatt Air Techniques and Schering Pharmaceuticals. Mr. Valazza is a registered pharmacist, and a member of a variety of professional organizations including the American Pharmaceutical Association, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists, and the Controlled Release Society. He received a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.

At the show, Catalent executives will be available to discuss the recently announced acquisition of Paragon Bioservices, Inc., a leading viral vector development and manufacturing partner for gene therapies, and will also share news of further network expansions. Catalent will be exhibiting and showcasing its multiple innovative technologies, and will host a bourbon tasting networking reception at Drumbar on Wednesday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. For more information visit the Catalent booth 1206, or visit

To arrange a meeting with any of the attending Catalent executives at the event, contact Ed Dutton at NEPR – edward(at)

About Catalent

Catalent is the leading global provider of advanced delivery technologies and development solutions for drugs, biologics and consumer health products. With more than 85 years serving the industry, Catalent has proven expertise in bringing more customer products to market faster, enhancing product performance and ensuring reliable clinical and commercial product supply. Catalent employs over 11,000 people, including over 1,800 scientists, at more than 30 facilities across five continents, and in fiscal year 2018 generated approximately $2.5 billion in annual revenue. Catalent is headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. For more information, visit

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