Steelers Head Coach Mike Tomlin Signs Two-Year Contract Extension

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Mike Tomlin
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An experienced real estate investor and developer, Mohsen Grayeli oversees ASAP, LLC, in Washington, DC. In his free time, Mohsen Grayeli enjoys traveling, playing tennis, and reading. An avid football fan, he also enjoys attending Pittsburgh Steelers games.

The Pittsburgh Steelers organization and Mike Tomlin have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the 45-year-old head coach at the team’s helm through the 2020 season. Tomlin, who is entering his 11th season with the Steelers, was hired in 2007 and has since led the team to two Super Bowl appearances and five AFC North Division titles.

Under Tomlin’s leadership, the Steelers have maintained a 103-57 record over 10 seasons. In reaching the 100-win milestone, Tomlin became the third coach in Steelers history to do so and only the eighth head coach in NFL history to chalk up 100 regular-season wins in their first 10 seasons. He also holds the distinction of reaching 100 career wins more quickly than any previous Steelers coach.

Iranian Scholarship Foundation Encourages Student Applications

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Iranian Scholarship Foundation
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A graduate of Gannon University in Eerie, Pennsylvania, Mohsen Grayeli works as president of ASAP, LLC, in Washington, DC. A strong philanthropist in the Washington, DC, area, Mohsen Grayeli supports a variety of health care, arts, and civic organizations, including the Iranian Scholarship Foundation (ISF).

A nonprofit organization, the ISF gives scholarships to students of Iranian descent who live in the United States. These students exhibit stellar academic achievement, strong community involvement, and financial need. The organization hopes to help these students achieve their educational dreams while remaining tied to the community through their service.

To apply for the undergraduate scholarship, students must:

* Be enrolled in an accredited four-year university
* Be of Iranian descent
* Have a grade-point average of 3.5 or higher
* Achieve at least am 1850 SAT or 27 for ACT if applying as a high school student
* Participate in community service.

From there, they must complete an application and submit an IRS form stating they need financial assistance. Pertaining to academics, they need to give two letters of recommendation, transcripts from high school and undergraduate program if applicable, and an essay describing their aspirations for the future.

American Cancer Society to Fund Studies on Checkpoint Inhibitors

 

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American Cancer Society
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A Washington, DC-based real estate investment professional, Mohsen Grayeli serves as president of ASAP, LLC, a holding company he launched in 2003. Beyond his professional pursuits, Mohsen Grayeli gives back to the community by supporting several organizations, including the American Cancer Society (ACS).

In a recent press release, ACS announced that it has launched a partnership with the Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA) to fund studies focused on minimizing the side effects associated with checkpoint inhibitors. A promising class of immunotherapy drugs, checkpoint inhibitors help trigger an immune response that sends the body’s T-cells to attack cancer cells. The drugs were first used to treat melanoma and have since been approved for use on cancer types affecting several areas of the body.

Although many patients experience few issues with checkpoint inhibitors, they have led to serious side effects and even death in others. Through the new partnership, ACS and MRA will fund pilot projects that aim to maximize checkpoint inhibitors’ effectiveness while minimizing their toxicity.

The organizations have committed a combined $2 million to fund one study at $1 million and five additional research projects at $200,000 each. ACS and MRA expect to award the first grants in spring 2018.

The Iranian Scholarship Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship

 

Steelers Sign Cornerback Coty Sensabaugh

Billy Joel Adds Multiple Stadium Shows to His 2017 Tour

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Billy Joel
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Mohsen Grayeli is the owner and president of ASAP LLC, a holding company for investing in home remodeling services and residential real estate. Since starting the business in 2003, he has expanded his company’s scope to include government contracts. Outside of his professional life, Mohsen Grayeli says his favorite musician is Billy Joel.

Six-time Grammy winner Billy Joel has recently added seven additional stadium shows to his “Billy Joel in Concert” tour. The first addition will take the Piano Man to Cumberland, Georgia, on April 28, where he will perform for the first time at SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. Not only is this Joel’s first concert at the venue, the show also marks the new stadium’s first-ever concert.

The additional dates also will see the veteran performer play for the first time at Los Angeles’ Dodgers Stadium in May. Additionally, Joel is scheduled to play at Cleveland’s Progressive Field, Target Field in Minneapolis, Chicago’s Wrigley Field, Fenway Park in Boston, and finally Philadelphia’s Citizen’s Bank. Joel will also hold his record-setting 41st show at Madison Square Garden in late May.

Lifestyle Changes to Prevent Stroke

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American Stroke Association
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Since 2003, Mohsen Grayeli has served as owner and president of ASAP Construction Management, a home-remodeling and investment company based in Washington, D.C. In his private life, Mohsen Grayeli contributes to many charitable organizations, including the American Stroke Association (ASA).

The ASA website provides information on stroke risk factors and tips for prevention. The greatest risk factor is high blood pressure, sometimes called the “silent killer” because no warning symptoms accompany the damage it causes to blood vessels. It is easy to test for high blood pressure, and several steps can be taken to prevent and manage it.

The ASA recommends a healthy diet that is high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and low in sodium and artificial sugars to reduce high blood pressure. Foods that are high in potassium, including bananas, apricots, and potatoes, help counteract the sodium in diets. In addition to adjusting diet to lower blood pressure, the ASA recommends avoiding smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising regularly to lessen the risk factors for stroke.

Awareness, prevention, and treatment for high blood pressure have significantly improved in recent years. Some research indicates the rate of fatal strokes has gone down, and this improvement could be due to improved awareness and efforts to make these helpful lifestyle changes.