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1. Integrity and reliability are the most important quality that a public employee especially that of a politician should maintain otherwise the institution gets corrupted. 2. Poor immigrants are the greatest investment a country like Canada should bring in for they are motivated by dreams that money immigrants already have. We brought (in) lots of those money immigrants in the 80s from Hong Kong and surrounding areas, most settled in BC, did they bring their money to Canada ? No, they fried us with our own oil and most of the locals moved to nearby towns where the cost of living is much lower than where those so called investors settled.  Would you want to know more and why? Conrad David Brillantes

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Social media has changed

Social media has changed the way companies advertise their goods and services. At a symposium held at a wholesalers/retailers convention in late spring of this year, the subject shifted to a growing populace of social networkers whose sites have garnered followers in the hundreds of thousands to the millions. The question: Can these armies of followers be motivated by their "Generals" to become consumers? If yes, can the effectiveness be quantified? To find out, a consortium of companies organized a SNAG (Social Network Army Generals) contest which launched on October 17, 2017 .  Anyone with over 25,000 followers on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook may enter. Sixteen finalists will be chosen to compete for a grand prize which includes a cameo in a movie or TV series, with bonuses and potential royalties exceeding six figures for a week's worth of networking! To learn more about the SNAG contest, go to www.SNAGcontest.com or contact Esteban Balboa at Esteban@SNAGcontest.com.  Please let me know if I may schedule an interview with Esteban Balboa. 
Thank you. Brandy Malcolm, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone
(832) 569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com 10.20.17

Gumdrop by Goodshop 

As you start to plan for your holiday stories, I wanted to give you a quick reminder about Gumdrop by Goodshop in case it fits into any story you are doing. It's the browser add-on which automatically puts in the best coupons at checkout for more than 40,000 stores  -- which means shoppers no longer need to search for coupons online! In addition, a portion of what you spend is donated to your favorite cause for free.  To date, shoppers have saved more than $100 million and raised more than $12 million for causes. You can find logos and video here.  I can also provide tips for the following stories if any interest you:   1.  Apps for the holidays -- Apps that help you save big on shopping   2.  Tips and Tricks -- How to save big on shopping this season    3.  Apps to survive the holidays -- The top apps to help you survive this holiday season.   4.  Giving Back - Ways to do good this holiday season for free   Thanks so much!  I can be reached any time at the contact info below.  JJ Ramberg  Goodshop   jj.ramberg@goodshop.com  917 459 9915 10.20.17

Place des Arts invites you

Place des Arts invites you to a media briefing to unveil  the programming of its major international multidisciplinary event Printemps nordique. You will be able to have a direct exchange with Mr. Marc Blondeau, President and CEO of Place des Arts and Ms. Clothilde Cardinal, Director of Programming. When: Wednesday October 25, at 10:00 am   Where: Salon urbain, Place des Arts, 1600, St.Urbain Street   RSVP: Marie-Noël Phaneuf, Annexe Communications, 514-844-8864 ext. 211, mnphaneuf@annexecommunications.com

Lyric Theatre Singers

return to Concordia University 's beautiful Loyola Chapel to present their ever popular Christmas concert. Four performances of Candlelight Christmas 2017 will take place December 7th to 10th. By request, a reduced faction of the chorus will be available to media for a live performance of one of the concert selections. OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE TO FOLLOW IN 3 WEEKS  CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS 2017  December 7 & 8 - 8pm   December 9 - 4pm   December 10 - 1:30pm   Loyola Chapel, Concordia University   7141, Sherbrooke St. West   $27 - $30 Seniors & Students    $14 Children 12 years & under   General Seating - Wheelchair Accessible    BOX OFFICE  514-743-3382  lyrictheatreboxoffice@gmail.com   www.lyrictheatrecompany.com    Donations of non-perishable goods will be gratefully accepted for the   NDG Food Depot  Barbara Ford  ▪  ARTS Publicist & Copywriter T: 514-342-7936  ▪  C: 438-397-5897 Email: ygraine7@videotron.ca  10.20.17

 StarChefs 12th Annual International Chefs

Now that we are just a few days away from StarChefs 12th Annual International Chefs Congress taking place in Brooklyn from October 22 to October 24, wanted to share the final 411 on the action packed few days at the Brooklyn Expo Center . We’re still taking last minute media credential requests, so please let me know if you are interested in checking out the circuit or speaking with any of the participants. Let me know if you have any questions, Joe 10.20.17

 The hustle and bustle of the holidays cutting into your workout routine?

The hustle and bustle of the holidays cutting into your workout routine? Adding extra calories with holiday treats? Don't panic! Sworkit has got you covered! The holiday season is a busy one. Exercise can often fall to the bottom of your priority list with all the shopping and gatherings to attend. Sworkit, the revolutionary fitness app makes it easy to get in a quick, yet effective workout in the midst of the busyness. The free app allows you to choose how much time you have and the area of focus you want your workout to revolve around. It then compiles several easy to follow yet challenging exercises to meet your fitness goals. It's like having a personal trainer at your fingertips. The premium version of the app provides a new first-of-its-kind feature with their Workout Builder. The Workout Builder gives users the power to filter their workouts by difficulty, category, stance, impact level, and focus area, along with the ability to share their workouts with others. Users are able to build new workouts, customize and save existing workouts, and even import workouts from other programs. A free 7-day trial of Sworkit Premium is available. Interested in learning more? Contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com or visit http://sworkit.com/ Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com 10.20.17 

Irish Studies at Concordia   Weekly Newsletter  October 13, 2017

LAUNCH OF CONCORDIA'S IRISH STUDIES PODCAST

The Concordia Irish Studies lecture series is now available on podcast.  Join us to hear our 2017 lecture series of Irish writers, academics, politicians and public intellectuals. The first lecture, now available, is by Kevin Whelan, Director of the Keough-Naughton Notre Dame Centre in Dublin , who has been a visiting professor at New York University , Boston College and Concordia University . He is a prolific writer and editor of books and articles on Ireland 's history, geography and culture, including the bestselling Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape. For many years, Kevin Whelan directed Notre Dame's annual Irish Seminar, the leading seminar in the field of Irish Studies. Professor Whelan taught a two-week intensive course in August at the School of Irish Studies entitled 'The Evolution of the Irish Cultural Landscape 1600-2017'.

You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud, Stitcher and GooglePlay.

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Since 1991, Irish Studies at Concordia University in Montreal has held an annual public lecture series featuring more than two hundred scholars, writers, cultural figures and politicians.   Participants have included Garret FitzGerald, Seamus Heaney, Anne Enright, Fintan O'Toole, Colm Toibín, Nuala Ní Dhomhaill, Paula Meehan, Henry Glassie, Margaret Kelleher, Roddy Doyle, Emma Donoghue and Síle De Valera.  Generously funded by Montreal 's Irish community, most significantly the Canadian Irish Studies Foundation, the lectures complement the twenty-five programme courses in twelve disciplines that are annually offered by the School of Irish Studies .

UPCOMING FREE & PUBLIC EVENTS PRESENTED BY THE SCHOOL OF IRISH STUDIES

PERFORMANCE BY SEÁN TYRRELL

WHAT: Celebrated Irish singer and songwriter Seán Tyrrell will perform Message of Peace, a musical presentation on the life of Irish poet, journalist and political activist John Boyle O'Reilly

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2017 , 6:00 pm

WHERE: Fr. McEntee Reading Room, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Room 1001.01 (10th floor)

Seán Tyrrell sings and plays the guitar, mandocello and banjo, and first became known in Ireland as the composer of a musical interpretation of Brian Merriman's satire on eighteenth-century sexuality, The Midnight Court. His own material draws from the neglected traditions of writers and poets including Johnny Mulhern, David Callinan, John Boyle O'Reilly and Louis MacNiece. His debut album also included a piece from nineteenth-century Presbyterian John Frazier. The material was gathered over a 20-year period and performed intermittently during that time, animating material by Mulhern such as 'Demolition Man' or Callinan's 'House Of Delight'. A line from Boyle O'Reilly's poem 'Trilogy' gave the album its title.

AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT MARINA CARR

WHAT: Writers Read event with award-winning playwright Marina Carr – reading followed by a conversation with Prof. Emer O'Toole, Assistant Professor of Irish Performance Studies

WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2017 , 7:00 pm

WHERE: York Amphitheatre, 1515 St. Catherine West, Room 1.605 (1st floor)

Marina Carr's works consist of 13 plays including two for children, between 1989 and 2007. In 2015, the Opera Theatre Company toured Ireland with Carr's contemporary translation of Rigoletto.  In November 2016, she wrote an original oratorio for Wicklow County Council, bringing together choirs, solo singers, and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.   Her reimagining of Hecuba was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in September 2015, and her reimagining ofAnna Karenina played for two months at the Abbey Theatre until January 2017. Carr is the most recent winner of the prestigious literary honour, the Windham-Campbell Prize. Other prizes include The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The American/Ireland Fund Award, The E.M. Forster Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, The Macaulay Fellowship, and The Puterbaugh Fellowship. She has also taught at Trinity, Villanova, Princeton and currently lectures in the English department at Dublin City University .

MONTREAL IRISH NEWS (Click here for more details)

Roundtable - Entre le national et la transnational: les Rébellions de 1837-38

Grosse-Île: The Musical

Comhrá Montreal - Fall session of Irish language classes for the public

MPO's Geohistory Interactive Online Map

School of Irish Studies, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest, H 1001 Montréal (Québec) Canada  H3G 1M8, Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 8711, Fax: (+1) 514-848-2866 Website: concordia.ca/irishstudies, Follow us: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irishstudiesconcordia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadian_irish

Irish Studies at Concordia Weekly Newsletter October 6, 2017

NEW EMAIL ADDRESS

Please update your address book:  the School has a new e-mail address:  irishstudies@concordia.ca

UPCOMING FREE & PUBLIC EVENTS PRESENTED BY THE SCHOOL OF IRISH STUDIES

PERFORMANCE BY SEÁN TYRRELL

WHAT: Celebrated Irish singer and songwriter Seán Tyrrell will perform Message of Peace, a musical presentation on the life of Irish poet, journalist and political activist John Boyle O'Reilly

WHEN: Thursday, October 26, 2017 , 6:00 pm

WHERE: Fr. McEntee Reading Room, 1455 de Maisonneuve West, Room 1001.01 (10th floor)

Seán Tyrrell sings and plays the guitar, mandocello and banjo, and first became known in Ireland as the composer of a musical interpretation of Brian Merriman's satire on eighteenth-century sexuality, The Midnight Court. His own material draws from the neglected traditions of writers and poets including Johnny Mulhern, David Callinan, John Boyle O'Reilly and Louis MacNiece. His debut album also included a piece from nineteenth-century Presbyterian John Frazier. The material was gathered over a 20-year period and performed intermittently during that time, animating material by Mulhern such as 'Demolition Man' or Callinan's 'House Of Delight'. A line from Boyle O'Reilly's poem 'Trilogy' gave the album its title.

AWARD-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT MARINA CARR

WHAT: Writers Read event with award-winning playwright Marina Carr – reading followed by a conversation with Prof. Emer O'Toole, Assistant Professor of Irish Performance Studies

WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2017 , 7:00 pm

WHERE: York Amphitheatre, 1515 St. Catherine West, Room 1.605 (1st floor)

Marina Carr's works consist of 13 plays including two for children, between 1989 and 2007. In 2015, the Opera Theatre Company toured Ireland with Carr's contemporary translation of Rigoletto.  In November 2016, she wrote an original oratorio for Wicklow County Council, bringing together choirs, solo singers, and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra.   Her reimagining of Hecuba was produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in September 2015, and her reimagining ofAnna Karenina played for two months at the Abbey Theatre until January 2017. Carr is the most recent winner of the prestigious literary honour, the Windham-Campbell Prize. Other prizes include The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, The American/Ireland Fund Award, The E.M. Forster Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, The Macaulay Fellowship, and The Puterbaugh Fellowship. She has also taught at Trinity, Villanova, Princeton and currently lectures in the English department at Dublin City University .

MONTREAL IRISH NEWS (Click here for more details)

Grosse-Île: The Musical

Comhrá Montreal - Fall session of Irish language classes for the public

Celtic Harmonies International Festival (Eastern Townships)

MPO's Geohistory Interactive Online Map

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Montréal (Québec) Canada   H3G 1M8, Tel: (514) 848-2424 ext. 8711 Fax: (+1) 514-848-2866
Website: concordia.ca/irishstudies  Follow us:  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/irishstudiesconcordia/   Twitter: https://twitter.com/canadian_irish   If you have comments, questions or wish to be unsubscribed from this mailing list, please e-mail irishstudies@concordia.ca

Matina Skalkogiannis 
Adjointe de direction · Assistant to the Principal    École des études irlandaises ·  School of  Irish Studies    Université Concordia ·  Concordia University     1455, boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest, H 1001.03    Montréal (Québec)  H3G 1M8   (514) 848-2424 x 8711  irishstudies@concordia.ca   concordia.ca/irishstudies   Follow us:   https://www.facebook.com/irishstudiesconcordia/  https://twitter.com/canadian_irish 

Ligne Roset’s latest 2017 collection

Ligne Roset’s latest 2017 collection is available in-stores locally at Ligne Roset - 197 Young , H3C 2E9 MONTREAL . The furniture and lifestyle brand offers high-end, creative designs for every room. Previewed earlier this year at Maison + Objet Paris, below are selects from the new collection. Please let me know if you would like hi-res images, more info, or if you’re looking for something specific. Are any of these a fit for you? Thank you, Alyssa Seating that stands out – living room introductions

Cover 1 and Cover 2, designed by Marie Christine Dorner, utilize an automated sewing robot to create intricate stitching and tufting patterns. The upholstery freely floats atop an all-foam base. Cover 1 (left) is a modern take on a chesterfield. Cover 2 (right) offers a ‘lighter’ version with a very different geometric, more contemporary design. Lines intersect effortlessly to create squares, diamonds, and stripes. Both are available in sofa and loveseat styles.

Riga , designed by Eric Jourdan, is a modern take on the traditional wing chair. Breaking away from the stiff and static feel of the traditional wing chair, Jourdan worked to soften the lines and breathe life and dynamism into the collection. Available in armchair and loveseat styles, Riga features an exterior shell that envelops the back and seat cushions.

Amédée is a sofa and armchair combination, designed around a lumbar support which is quilted and stitched just like the bucket seats of the finest Italian automobiles. Designed by Marie Christine Dorner, the armchair is available with swiveling base, and a footstool is offered for when it’s time to relax.

Evangelos Vasileiou is revisiting the 1950s with his Humphrey armchair. Accompanied by its footrest, it becomes a chaise lounge. The seat appears to float in the air, suspended from a slim, elegant steel frame. 10.05.17

High end dreaming – bedroom introductions

In Ultime, Philippe Nigro has designed a bed which is very welcoming in appearance. The headboard and frame are covered in foam, successfully achieving the feat of being generous, soft, welcoming and very comfortable.

The Entrèves collection, designed by Marie Christine Dorner, includes a nightstand and dresser. The dresser features push-catch drawers while the nightstand features open shelves. The design allows for great flexibility in terms of positioning. Multiple pieces can be arranged to create a number of configurations to best fit any space.

Creative lighting introductions

The Asola pendant light was inspired by the 70s and 80s. The design features a series of perforated steel cylinders nestled inside one another. The Mold pendant light is made from concrete poured into a mold. The shape highlights negative space.

The Cinétique floor lamp features an articulated counterbalance system, which makes it possible to have a multitude of positions and orientations of the light source. The Spok floor lamp can be extended in order to adjust the height. 10.05.17

Danny Marsh is no criminal.

Danny Marsh is no criminal. But bad luck has thrust him into one of Texas 's toughest prisons. After a daring escape, he's in for even more bad luck as he finds himself not only pursued by the law, but also betrayed by one of his closest allies. An American Cage is the much-anticipated second novel from award-winning author Ted Galdi. The action-packed thriller twists and turns its way to a surprising end, reminding us along the way that one wrong turn in life can change everything. I would be happy to send a digital copy of An American Cage in consideration of an interview or review from you. Simply contact me to schedule an interview, or let me know if I may send a digital copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Galdi and the book cover. Previous media interviews, including videos, can be found here: http://www.tedgaldi.com/interviews.html. Thank you. Kate Marlow Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 10.05.17

My name is Susan and I'm a music publicist

My name is Susan and I'm a music publicist. I'm working with Saskatchewan folk-rock group Gunner & Smith for their second full-length album release. Titled  Byzantium  it was produced by Andrija Tokic of Nashville - the producer behind Grammy-winning band Alabama Shakes and their debut album Boys & Girls. Tokic is known for bringing in the live feel of classic Muscle Shoals, Stax, and Atlantic recordings from the 1960s-70s. He flew to Saskatchewan , Canada to record the Gunner & Smith sessions with a full band live off the floor straight to analog tape. The album was released Sept 22, 2017 , along with a 20+ show Canadian tour.  On  Byzantium  the songs simmer and seethe with a newfound brooding energy that looks at the darker sides of love, loss, and humanity. Inspired by Townes Van Zant, Neil Young, and Pink Floyd, Gunner & Smith considers this album their indie folk/rock, post-David Bowie  blues. Gunner & Smith (i.e. Geoff Smith) is playing a solo show in Montreal on Saturday, October 14th 9 pm at Grumpy's Bar (1242 rue Bishop). Would you please add this to your community events listings online? And would you like to interview Geoff in advance of the Guelph show or at the show? We have high res images you could print or post, and you'd be welcome to stream a song or video online, too Click here to read the full press release. What do you think? Susan, PS: Stream the album via this private link: https://soundcloud.com/gunnerandsmith/sets/byzantium-unreleased/s-v1M3q Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yhfNyTRWng Full press kit here (with one sheet, images, press release, tour dates, etc): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bmcvcva2xl6zh0s/AAARL23kuKMGdNUZYFugsxt0a?dl=0 Susan Busse, B.Comm. Publicist, Susan Busse PR (306) 281-3652 |  Saskatoon , SK Canada  | susan@susanbussepr.com |www.susanbussepr.com  - Winner of 2017 WCMA for 'Impact in Music Marketing' 10.05

The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU)

The Economist Intelligence Unit (The EIU) is releasing a new report: Third-Party Risks: The cyber dimension which has found that corporate treasury is a top target for cyber-criminals. This report is based on a survey of senior corporate treasurers across 19 different sectors. The report highlights the various cyber risks and threats that are posed by the involvement of third-parties and how corporate treasures are mitigating these risks. The survey higlighted several risks to businesses: Contagion risks can emerge from sectors with lower dual testing approaches. If companies do not have an in-house process, it may not only expose them but also their clients to unnecessary risks. Third parties that do not comply with changes in financial regulations may lose customer loyalty. Please find the press release below, it also includes a link to the report. Feel free to contact me at: nidhikohli@economist.com for an interview with the editor. Thank you. Nidhi Kohli, Senior Manager, Marketing, The Economist Group, E: nidhikohli@economist.com, T: +91 124 4028 92  10.05.17

THE TOURNÉE DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS IS BACK ON THE ROAD FOR A 14th SEASON!

Quebec 's movies from coast to coast

Montreal, Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - The Tournée du cinéma québécois,in collaboration with Radio-Canada, is pleased to announce a new season on the road, showcasing Quebec's films across Canada in 2017-18. Because most of the country's francophone communities lack regular access to Quebec-made movies on the big screen, the Tournée will continue to enhance the programming of existing festivals and enrich the cultural offerings available to francophone communities by promoting Quebec 's films in as many Canadian cities and towns as possible. Several artists will be part of the tour, meeting francophone and francophile movie lovers across Canada . "Behind each screening and gathering is a crowd of passionate movie fans, francophones and francophiles, young and old, all eager to enjoy stories that speak to them. Québec Cinéma is very proud that for a 14th season, the Tournée will continue the conversation and keep making Quebec films part of the cultural life of francophone communities across Canada ," said François Lemieux, director of the Tournée du cinéma québécois.

FOR MOVIE LOVERS OF ALL AGES

Starting on October 6, the Tournée du cinéma québécois hits the road to start its 2017-18 tour, which will include stops in Halifax, Prince Edward Island, Iqaluit, Moncton, Orléans, St. John's, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg and more. In addition to screenings for the general public, the Tournée will also present special cinematic experiences for young people through its program of activities in French-language schools. These activities are aimed at helping students develop their analytical and critical thinking skills, encouraging curiosity, and underscoring the importance of culture in education through workshops, debates, screenings with commentary, mentorship and master classes.

FIRST STOPS:

The Tournée du cinéma québécois is very proud to contribute to this year's edition of Cinéfranco!During the event, the city's francophone and francophile movie fans will have the chance to see:

9 le film by Claude Brie, Érik Canuel, Jean-Philippe Duval, Marc Labrèche, Micheline Lanctôt, Luc Picard, Stéphane E. Roy, Éric Tessier and Ricardo Trogi, with director and actor Stéphane E. Roy in attendance

 Les 3 p'tits cochons 2 by Jean-François Pouliot.

Several short films will also be shown at a Wapikoni Program screening. The films on the program reflect the passion of the First Nations filmmakers who made them.

WINNIPEG , OCTOBER 13 TO 22

Next, the Tournée will present the Quebec selection at the 26th edition of the Cinémental festival. The city's film aficionados will get to see a fine selection of recent works:

Le Cyclotron by Olivier Asselin, with the director in attendance

(Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography, Whistler International Film Festival 2016);

Le fils de Jeanby Philippe Lioret

(Iris for Best Actor, César for Best Supporting Actor - Gabriel Arcand);

C'est le cœur qui meurt en dernierby Alexis Durand Brault;

Et au pire, on se mariera by Léa Pool;

De père en flic 2by Émile Gaudreault;

Le Rois mongols by Luc Picard

(Prix du public, Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec and Closing Film, Cinémental 2017).

THE TOURNÉE'S IMPACT

On its 28,800 km journey in the 2016-17 season, the Tournée's team presented more than 75 filmsand invited more than 20 Quebec artists to meet and discuss with audiences across Canada . TheTournée also added eight new stops to its itinerary, making it an essential vehicle for raising awareness of francophone culture. According to a recent survey of 1000 Tournée audience members, 97% of respondents said the Tournée is essential to the enrichment of the cultural life of francophone communities outside Quebec .

Full schedule and details atquebeccinema.ca.  Get all the latest news from the Tournée du cinéma québécois: #TOURNEEQCC

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Employers complain that graduates are not ready for work. Stanford University studies indicate students are overloaded and under-prepared. So exactly what should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything; humans are living longer; the traditional professions disappear while new ones are created; international mobility is drastically increasing population diversity; terrorism, environmental threats and inequality need our collective attention; and robots and gene editing are coming, requiring us to re-examine the very core of what it means to be human?

The Global Teacher Bloggers are pioneers and innovators in fields such as technology integration, mathematics coaching, special needs education, science instruction, and gender equity. C.M. Rubin Founder of CMRubinWorld asked them to reflect on these questions: Do you believe curriculum needs to be more relevant for a 21st century world? If you had the power to change the school curriculum, what would you change?

"We need to develop a generation of critical thinkers, collaborators, communicators, environmentalists and ethical IT users," writes Rashmi Kathuria in India . "The content of the news in the last few months, and indeed years, provides clear and loud evidence for the fact that our education system is failing," notes Miriam Mason-Sesay, who believes "division, hatred and bigoted fearfulness are fostered seemingly unchallenged, and our education system has not prepared our youngsters to evaluate the veracity of so many claims." Craig Kemp in Singapore wants "more emphasis on lifelong learning skills than on curriculum content," and Elisa Guerra Cruz's curriculum would be focused on "passion projects, aimed at gaining knowledge and abilities, but also at discovering whatever fires a student's heart,"  Read the full article here The Global Teacher Bloggers have founded schools, written curricula, and led classrooms in 16 different countries that stretch across every populated continent on earth. CMRubinWorld's Top Global Teachers are: Rashmi Kathuria, Jim Tuscano, Craig Kemp, Jasper Rijpma, Elisa Guerra, Pauline Hawkins, Maarit Rossi, Vicki Davis, Miriam Mason-Sesay, Shaelynn Fransworth, Carl Hooker, Adam Steiner, Warren Sparrow, Nadia Lopez, Richard Wells, Joe Fatheree, Kazuya Takahashi, and Abeer Qunaibi CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a highly regarded trailblazer in the renaissance of 21st century education, and occupies a widely respected place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today's top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced hundreds of interviews and articles discussing an extensive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done. For more information on CMRubinWorld Contact Information   10.03.17

Monsanto is now using NRGene's technology

Monsanto is now using NRGene's technology to analyze its vast store of breeding data to accelerate seed development. The detailed trait information will allow for the creation of more productive seeds even for microclimates, which can have a major impact toward reducing world hunger. Dr. Tom Osborn, molecular breeding technology director for Monsanto, and Gil Ronen, CEO of NRGene, are available to discuss the activities.  The release is below.   Thanks. Regards,  Amy Kenigsberg, K2 Global Communications, amy@k2-gc.com, www.k2-gc.com
tel: +972-9-794-1681 (+2 GMT) U.S.
: +1-913-440-4072  mobile: +972-524-761-341 10.03.17

NRGENE'S GENOMIC ANALYSIS PROJECT WITH MONSANTO ADVANCES

NRGene's has integrated and delivered Monsanto's genomic and breeding data into the GenoMAGICTM platform for molecular breeding evaluations. NESS ZIONA , ISRAEL - ( October 3, 2017 ) – NRGene, the worldwide leader in genomic assembly and analysis, announced today that the company has progressed in its multi-year agreement with Monsanto Company.  NRGene has integrated part of Monsanto's genome data into GenoMAGICTM, a cloud-based big data analytics platform, thereby allowing Monsanto to evaluate the ability of the integrated platform to predict, compare and select the best genetic makeup for molecular breeding.  "We have been impressed with NRGene's integrated analytics platform so far and look forward to evaluating its impact on our molecular breeding program," said Dr. Tom Osborn, molecular breeding technology director for Monsanto.  GenoMAGICTM was developed by a unique mix of highly experienced algorithm designers, software engineers, plant breeders, and plant geneticists and is used by seed companies like Monsanto and major academic and research institutions around the world to support the fight against world hunger. Genomes from NRGene include key global food crops like wheat, maize, sorghum, and sweet potatoes. "Comprehensive genome analysis is the next major step to accelerate development of the new generation of crops," said Dr. Gil Ronen, chief executive officer of NRGene. "If successful, the GenoMAGICTM platform will improve Monsanto's genomics and trait data evaluation to enable more efficient development of new varieties." Monsanto's R&D pipeline encompasses a broad range of solutions to help farmers mitigate the complex challenges they face on the farm – whether caused by pests, disease or weather – while improving their productivity and environmental sustainability. GenoMAGICTM delivers greater breadth and depth to Monsanto's ability to discover traits, enhance genomes, and for genome selection.  About NRGene NRGene is a genomic big data company developing cutting-edge software and algorithms to reveal the complexity and diversity of crop plants, animals, and aquatic organisms for supporting the most advanced and sophisticated breeding programs. NRGene tools have already been employed by some of the leading seed companies worldwide as well as the most influential research teams in academia. www.nrgene.com NRGene Contact Amy Kenigsberg, K2 Global Communications amy@k2-gc.com +1-913-440-4072 (+7 ET)  +972-9-794-1681 (+2 GMT) 10.03.17

Danny Marsh is no criminal.

Danny Marsh is no criminal. But bad luck has thrust him into one of Texas 's toughest prisons. After a daring escape, he's in for even more bad luck as he finds himself not only pursued by the law, but also betrayed by one of his closest allies. An American Cage is the much-anticipated second novel from award-winning author Ted Galdi. The action-packed thriller twists and turns its way to a surprising end, reminding us along the way that one wrong turn in life can change everything. I would be happy to send a digital copy of An American Cage in consideration of an interview or review from you. Simply contact me to schedule an interview, or let me know if I may send a digital copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Galdi and the book cover.  Previous media interviews, including videos, can be found here: http://www.tedgaldi.com/interviews.html. Thank you. Kate Marlow, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549  281.333.3507 Phone  832.569.5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com  10.03.17

Attitudes regarding the legalization of marijuana

Attitudes regarding the legalization of marijuana still differ. Sober since 1996, Ben Cort joined the drug policy conversation at the national level 5 years ago after having spent a decade inside the drug and alcohol addiction treatment field. Today, this speaker, author and expert on marijuana/drug issues, is a respected consultant to the industry as well as several NFL teams; questioning the notion that industrialization is the key to safe, regulated products. His soon-to-be-released book, Weed, Inc: The Truth About THC, the Pot Lobby, and the Commercial Marijuana Industry, challenges popular opinions on this subject, and his passion on the intersection of recovery and public policy makes him a frequent guest in the media. I would like to send a copy of Weed, Inc., in consideration of an interview or review from you. Please read the release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview, or forward a review copy of the book.  If you'd like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of the author and book cover. Thank you. Kim Weiss Director of Communications HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher 3201 SW 15 Street  Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 800.851.9100 ext. 9212  kim.weiss@hcibooks.com    www.hcibooks.com/trade   10.03.17

Make sure your host game is strong this holiday season

Make sure your host game is strong this holiday season with the delightful scents from Oojra's line of oil reed diffusers.  Playing holiday host can be stressful. From prepping food, to setting the atmosphere, there is a lot to consider. Oojra wants to relieve some of your holiday hosting stress with their amazing line of oil reed diffusers.  Oojra's scents will transport you and your guests to a whole new world. Looking for a calm, sunny aroma? Try their French Provence Lavender Diffuser. For more of an uplifting aroma check out their Loas White Tea and Ginger Diffuser. Trying to inspire an atmosphere or romance and relaxation? Their Thai Jasmine Bamboo Diffuser does just that. Even in the midst of high stress Oojra's line will help you regain feelings of calm and relief.  The diffusers also come in other amazing scents like Japanese Cherry Blossom,Australian Eucalyptus, and the holiday favorite Canadian Christmas Tree. Retail $39.99 If you are interested in learning more or putting in a sample request please contact Janie atjanie@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 10.03.17

Justice Centre appears before Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to testify re: Charter impact of M-103

OTTAWA : The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) will appear before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Wednesday, September 27, to explain the potential impact of Bill M-103 ("Systemic racism and religious discrimination") on Charter rights. The Justice Centre's Litigation Manager, Jay Cameron, will appear before the Standing Committee between 3:30 P.M. and 5:30 P.M. in the Wellington Building , room 415.  Other witnesses include Fr. Raymond J. de Souza, Canadian Council of Imams, Council for Muslims Facing Tomorrow, and International Christian Voice. On March 23rd 2017 , the Canadian House of Commons passed M-103, a non-binding Motion that condemns religious discrimination, while particularly highlighting "Islamophobia". The term "Islamophobia" is not defined in the Motion. As outlined in its Brief to Parliament, the Justice Centre writes: Attempting to "completely eliminate racism and religious discrimination including "Islamophobia" in Canada 's multicultural society would require government oppression and control of not only speech and expression, but thought itself. In proposing to eliminate racism, discrimination and "Islamophobia", the government necessarily makes itself the sole arbiter of what constitutes those things, and tasks itself with their elimination. If M-103 is legislatively codified, the unconstitutional infringement of freedom of thought, belief, expression and religion is inevitable. The Justice Centre will make three key observations to the Committee: The Motion is vague and lacks the certainty for proper legislative recommendations. The state has no business in attempting to control the minds and thoughts of its citizens, as is implicitly proposed by the Motion – the Charter stands as a guardian between the citizen and oppressive state action. The term "Islamophobia," interpreted to mean an "irrational fear of Islam," is not capable of legislative prevention. Jay Cameron will be available for media at the Wellington Building following Wednesday's Committee proceedings. For more information, please contact: Jay Cameron, Litigation Manager, Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms:
jcameron@jccf.ca or (403) 909-3404 10.03.17

Education Minister ignores Alberta laws which support parental rights to be fully informed

CALGARY : The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (www.JCCF.ca) today challenged assertions made by Alberta Education Minister David Eggen. As stated in an article in today's Edmonton Journal: Although privacy law and the Alberta Teachers' Association's code of conduct would, in many cases, prevent school staff from disclosing a student's gender identity or sexual orientation to their family members without the student's permission, Eggen said Albertans need legal clarity after some parents demanded the right to know what their children are doing at school. "This assertion is inaccurate," stated Calgary lawyer John Carpay, President of the Justice Centre. As explained in great detail in a legal paper released this past April, Alberta law requires that parents be fully informed about all aspects of their children's education, including their children's involvement in extra-curricular activities and clubs.  "The notion that children have privacy rights in relation to their own parents is false," stated Carpay. "In fact, parents have a right to know what their children are doing at school.  To prohibit parents from being informed, absent exceptional circumstances, violates parents' legal rights and responsibilities for their children." "Existing laws already protect students in the rare circumstances where they may face abuse from parents.  What Minister Eggen is proposing to do presumes all Alberta parents are abusive," continued Carpay. The legal paper concludes as follows: Schools have no legal right to withhold information from parents. Instead, teachers and principals have a positive duty to inform parents, including notifying parents of a child's involvement with a GSA or GSA-related activities. The legal obligation to inform parents is modified only in cases where doing so would, objectively, put the child at risk. Such circumstances are exceedingly rare, and Alberta 's current laws provide for them.
The vast majority of parents do not engage in abusive behaviour that would justify the withholding of information regarding the education of their child. Parents have the right to choose the kind of education their child receives, including extracurricular activities, and the right to be informed regarding what their child is learning inside of and outside of the classroom, and what extracurricular activities their child is involved with. The foregoing is made clear by the Alberta Bill of Rights, the Alberta Family Law Act, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and the rulings of the Supreme Court of Canada and other Canadian courts. For more information, contact John Carpay: jcarpay@jccf.ca or 403-619-8014 10.03.17

Announcing the schedule for the 21stJournées de la Culture

CULTURE FOR ME, IS... SO MUCH HISTORY TO SHARE!

MONTREAL , September 25, 2017 - With so many important milestones being celebrated from coast to coast this year, the Journées de la Culture has decided to shine the spotlight on our rich cultural heritage. From Friday September 29th to Sunday, October 1st, Quebecers across the province are invited to join the celebrations by participating in the 21stJournées de la Culture. Over 3,000 activities will take place in schools, in arts & cultural venues and in the streets of more than 400 towns and villages. There will be fun and creativity for all! Among the artists who have generously agreed serve as ambassadors for the Journées are comedian and hostChristian Bégin, singer-songwriter-composer duo Les Sœurs Boulay, singer, composer and actorGardy Fury, interdisciplinary artist Émilie Monnet and author, storyteller and publisher Bryan Perro. Cultural heritage will be at the heart of the celebrations during this year's 21st edition. Heritage is our identity - a legacy left to us by our ancestors, which we will pass on in turn. It grows richer over the years and reflects First Nations traditions as well as the invaluable contributions of generations of immigrants. Whether it's the statue of a historical figure or a quilt stitched by a great-grandmother, a covered bridge or a cemetery tombstone, a traditional recipe or a family-run sugar shack... the notion of heritage will take on deeper meaning: it's up to each and every one of us to embrace it! This theme will be a wonderful pretext to forge links, strengthen bonds and pool talent, passion and knowledge among artists, artisans and organizations. Activities for everyone! A few suggestions:

A SPECIAL SONG FOR YOUR SCHOOL WITH LES SŒURS BOULAY

On Friday, September 29th, Quebec schools are invited to help officially kick off the Journées! Thousands of elementary school children will participate in the second edition of A Special Song for Your School. At the invitation of Culture pour tous, Les Sœurs Boulay have created a moving original composition entitled "De la terre jusqu'au courant," which children are invited to sing together. More than 500 schools have already registered!

THE TREASURE HUNT CONTINUES!

Towns and the general public are invited to hunt for thousands of "pride-winning" jewels all across the province. Cities, towns and RCMs will select their top 20 cultural treasures and in doing so, collectively help to carve out the virtual route of Quebec culture! #20Treasures

LES RECETTES DE FAMILLE: THE JOURNÉES IS SEEKING LOCAL FLAVOURS!

Grandma's recipes, Native influences, mixed cuisine, unbelievable stories, well-kept secrets... The Journées de la Culture invites everyone to submit their traditional recipes, family stories and archival photos. The resulting hodgepodge will be amassed in a book of a hundred or so recipes, complete with anecdotes and historical facts. Recipes, stories and photos may submitted until December 15, 2017 . Details at lesrecettesdefamille.ca

CULTURALLY DIGITAL!

The  Bell digital component of Quebec 's Digital Culture Plan continues to grow. It now includes virtual reality activities, projections, immersive experiences and performances - all with a high-tech touch. This year, nearly 70 activities will take place in 14 regions across the province. Created by Culture pour tous, the special programming will offer experiences combining digital and cultural heritage to all.

DANSONS MONTRÉAL: REMIX THE WORLD WITH GARDY FURY!

Part of Montreal 's 375th Anniversary Official Programming, and presented in collaboration with the

Société de la Place des Arts and the Fondation de la Place des Arts, Dansons Montréal invites one and all to dance! On the Esplanade, ten groups from here but representing countries all around the world ( Colombia , Bulgaria , Hungary , Lebanon , Brazil , Haiti , Bolivia , Portugal and Quebec ) will present an anthology of traditional dances. This participatory show, emceed by Gardy Fury, will also feature electronic music by DJ/composer Jan Pienkowski. Other fun and family-friendly dance and/or digital-related activities will take place on the outskirts of Dansons Montréal. http://www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/activite/21749/dansons-montreal-4

Saturday, September 30th from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Place des Arts Esplanade

(In case of rain, the event will take place in the Espace culturel Georges-Émile-Lapalme)

J'AIME #MONPATRIMOINE IN HIGH SCHOOLS

High school teachers are invited to educate teenagers on the importance and diversity of the cultural heritage surrounding them with J'aime #MonPatrimoine. On Friday, September 29th, thousands of students will be able to share their "likes" in words and in photos on social networks. Along with being published on the Journées de la Culture website, their contributions can also be seen, read and shared on Twitter and Instagram under the hashtag #MonPatrimoine. Bryan Perro, Simon Boulerice, Valérie Roberts, Klô Pelgag, Biz and India Desjardins have kindly agreed to join in the fun and will be sharing their own words and images as well! Upon registration; Friday, September 29th journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/jaime-mon-patrimoine

#ATELIER1903: FOR CITIZENS OF ALL AGES

On Saturday, September 30th, from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm , Culture pour tous and the Mouvement Art Mobile (MAM) invite young and old alike to take part in a massive literary and photographic exchange on Twitter inspired by cultural heritage. Right from the start of the event, and under the hashtag #Atelier1903, collaborators, artists (Bryan Perro, Simon Boulerice, Biz, Yann Perreau, Tristan Malavoy, Klô Pelgag) and other Quebec personalities will dissect this theme to propose original texts and visual creations, triggering what is sure to be a fascinating poetic dialogue in the Twittersphere. Everyone is invited to reply with photos and/or tweets. This performance will be relayed in real-time on the Journées de la Culture website at Atelier1903.ca, which will act as an evolving art gallery. #Atelier1903

JOURNÉES DE LA CULTURE HACKATHON IN CHICOUTIMI , ROUYN-NORANDA AND SHERBROOKE

Back for a third consecutive year, the Journées de la Culture Hackathon will be held exclusively in regional communities this time around. For three days, locals are invited to put their heads together with individuals from the cultural and digital worlds in Saguenay , Rouyn-Noranda and Sherbrooke to collectively devise new ways of using digital technology to make culture accessible to all. The event will also take the form of a massive celebration during which the public will be invited to explore virtual reality and Mini Maker Faire, attend screenings of short films and participate in the creation of a collective project. Creativity and learning at its best! #HackCultureQC

September 29th and October 1st. Information: journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/hackathons

D-CODE FOR 9- TO 12-YEAR-OLDS!

D-Code is a digital activity created especially for 9- to 12-year-olds. Young people will learn how to code on Scratch to create an animation based on archival images that showcases the cultural heritage of four Quebec cities ( Brossard , Gatineau , Sherbrooke and Quebec ). Saturday, September 30th; upon registration. Information: http://dcode.eventbrite.ca

WORKSHOP FAIR: VIRTUAL REALITY, FRAME BY FRAME ANIMATION, 3D PRINTING & D-CODE

This workshop fair will take place at the Brossard Georgette-Lepage Library on September 30thand October 1st. The public will have a chance to visit the Fab Lab and participate in four workshops that explore various facets of using digital technology to showcase cultural heritage: virtual reality, frame by frame animation, 3D printing and coding (D-Code).

Information: www.facebook.com/events/315575655585700/

VIRTUAL REALITY: MORE THAN 10 FILMS BEING SCREENED IN MONTREAL , BROSSARD , SAGUENAY , TROIS-RIVIÈRES, ROUYN-NORANDA, SHERBROOKE , SHAWINIGAN AND RIMOUSKI  

More than ten virtual reality projects by as many talented creators will be presented to the public. Consider it a VIP pass to what is still a relatively inaccessible technology! Some of the creators will also be on hand to meet visitors and discuss their artistic approach to this new platform. Projects will be presented in  Montreal Brossard Saguenay , Trois-Rivières, Rouyn-Noranda,  Sherbrooke Shawinigan  and  Rimouski . See you from September 29th to October 1stin various locations across Quebec . For screening times and participating venues, visit www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/realites-virtuelles

OH LA LAB!

Everyone is invited to a special afternoon brainstorming session on overcoming the obstacles impeding the democratization of contemporary art and the use of digital technology to make culture more accessible. To stimulate reflection, the session will include creative and experimental activities such as visits to the workshops of multidisciplinary artists, an introduction to new technologies, virtual reality painting classes and idea-triggering games. The event is open to all, so bring your friends and family! Sunday, October 1st starting at noon at Livart (3980 rue Saint-Denis , Montreal http://www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca/activite/22080/oh-la-lab

The entire schedule at your fingertips

The journeesdelaculture.qc.ca website makes it easy to plan your schedule and itinerary. Throughout the Journées weekend, visit our Facebook page (facebook.com/journeesdelaculture) and subscribe to our Twitter feed (@Les_Journees) for ideas and chances to share your "likes": #Jdelaculture, #HackCultureQC, #Treasures,#Atelier1903 and #MyHeritage.

OUR PARTNERS

The 21st edition of the Journées de la Culture benefits from the unwavering support of its long-time partners, the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and Hydro-Québec. Its affiliated partners, La Coop fédérée and Bell , actively contribute to the event's continued success. We are also pleased to count on the support of the Fonds de solidarité FTQ, the Centrale des syndicats du Québec, the Confédération des syndicats nationaux, RBC and SODEC, as well as the collaboration of Télé-Québec's Fabrique culturelle, the Union of Quebec Municipalities and the Les Arts et la Ville network.

Combining digital technology and cultural heritage, the Journées' special programming is part of the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications' Quebec Digital Culture Plan. We graciously thank Bell, our digital partner, the Caisse de la culture, Action patrimoine and the Conseil québécois du patrimoine vivant, as well as the Société de la Place des Arts, Society for the Celebrations of Montréal's 375th Anniversary, the Fondation de la Place des Arts, the City of Brossard, the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Le Moulin à Cie and La Fabrique. And last but not least, our collaborators: Le Livart, MontVR, the National Film Board (NFB), École Branchée, Hugo, Le Récit, Episode Agency, Kids code Jeunesse, Mouvement Art Mobile, Techno Culture Club, Double Corde Montréal and Folklore.

About the Journées de la Culture

Each year on the last Friday in September and during the following two days, arts and culture take centre stage during this massive popular festival held in more than 400 towns and villages from one end of Quebec to the other. The event's programming includes a wide variety of workshops, demonstrations, courses and services. People of all ages and styles, from all walks of life and from every region of the province are invited to participate in more than 3,000 free and interactive activities from every possible field! The Journées de la Culture is produced by Culture pour tous, a non-profit organization whose mission is to ensure that arts and culture are recognized as essential aspects of individual and collective development by promoting citizen participation in cultural life.

Amid the influx of appx that help users boost their own bank accounts in a myriad of creative ways, below are a few notables that can help folks pocket some cold hard cash for the holiday season. Interviews and byline with art available by request. Interest here as I hope?  - Anne

7 Appsto Earn Extra Cash for the Holidays (and Beyond)

App Money Copyright ChrisGorgio.jpg" v:shapes="_x0000_s1030">Amid the holiday season where budgets feel squeezed and pinched to the max, there's help in the form of cash-inducing apps! To help make the gift giving gauntlet easier on the bank account, here are 7 apps that could help you earn a few extra bucks this season...and have some fun and even get healthy in the process!

1. Foap
If you have a penchant for photography and for getting paid, this is the perfect app for you. You can snap and upload photos from your smartphone and sell them through Foap Missions to global brands like Nivea, Bank of America, Volvo Group, Absolut Vodka, Air Aisa and Pepsi. Foap also distributes your snaps through partners like Getty Images to help increase revenue potential.

2. TaskRabbit 
Get in on the gig economy and become a "Tasker" so you can make money at things that you're good at or just inclined to do like shuttling kids around, wrapping gifts, caring for pets, hanging pictures, pulling weeds, assembling furniture and products, shopping or anything else that suits your fancy. Set your own rate and availability and then use your skills and free time to boost finances. 

3. HealthyWage
If you've been wanting to lose some weight, here's an opportunity to lose weight and gain cash. With HealthyWage, you can actually win money for shedding those unwanted pounds. They have weight loss challenges starting all the time that run from
3 to 18 months. Check out their Team Challenge boasting huge cash prizes, with the top team taking home the $10,000! That's no chump change. Plus, you'll benefit from getting  healthier in the process.

4. SwagBucks
Okay, it's not cash, but gift cards can go a long way too! Take surveys, watch videos, search the web, and shop all of your favorite online stores–all while earning gift cards. The cards range from $5 to $100 and are offered for shopping with Amazon, PayPal, Target, Walmart and more!

5. Offer-Up 
It's essentially a yard sale in your pocket! Snap a picture, name your price and wait for the offers to come in. Their website says, "With a single snap, you can take a photo of an item and instantly circulate it to people nearby." No more setting up or sitting out in the hot sun for hours, hoping someone shows up and is interested in what you have to offer. Offer-up brings targeted interests right to your door!

6. AirBnB
Have some extra space to spare? Put that extra bedroom to good use and host tourists or the traveling biz exec crowd and earn some cash! Just renting out one unused room in your home can earn you multiple hundreds of dollars! All right from your phone.

7. YouTube
Still a tried and true source of extra scratch. You know that wicked cute video of your cat falling asleep and rolling off the edge of the bed? That could earn you some cash! Payouts vary, and YouTube can be somewhat vague about how much you can earn, but they don't call them "YouTube stars" for nothing! Find your niche, grab a selfie-stick and you're in business.

These are just some examples, so get creative! There's cash to be had, all starting from the palm of your hand!

Freelance writer and two-time fitness champion, Merilee Kern, is a wellness industry veteran, consumer health advocate and influential media voice. Her ground-breaking, award-winning "Kids Making Healthy Choices" Smartphone APP for children, parents/caregivers and educators (available on iTunes) is based on her award-winning, illustrated fictional children's book, "Making Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids." Merilee may be reached online at www.LuxeListReviews.com. Follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook atwww.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList

Please let me know if you would like to connect for an interview on this topic as I would be delighted to facilitate. Contact:  Michelle Barbara 858-577-0206 10.03.17

A Free Public Conference on the topic:

It's Time to speak about Free Public Transportation

By Guest Speaker

Professor & author Jason Prince

On the eve of the Montréal municipal elections Free Public Transportation is an urgent political issue.Professor

Jason Prince, an urban planner, has two decades of experience in local economic development, pedestrian-oriented planning, and non-profit

housing development. He will speak about his new book: "Free Public Transportation, And Why We Don't Pay to Ride Elevators." The book provides a groundbreaking outline of the history, efforts and prospects of contemporary free public transportation programs and shows how similar initiatives could provide the backbone of an equitable and ecological Montréal. Prince,  argues: "We don't pay for elevators, do we? And rightly so. The very idea is preposterous. Yet the public transit system plays the same role in the city, only sideways, »" So, who should pay?Join us for an exciting evening of information and discussion and bring your friends too. 

A period of questions and discussion will follow his talk.

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 .

Place:  Concordia University , School of Community & Public Affairs, 2149 McKay St .  basement (between Sherbrooke & De Maisonneuve) Blvd.) metro Guy-Concordia

Time: 7.00 p.m. sharp

N. B. We usually meet second Wednesday of each month, to tackle a different political issue, at Concordia University , same time, same place. For further information, please call the founder & coordinator of the group, Nadia Alexan, at tel. (514) 846-0644, or e-mail: nadia.alexan@videotron.ca  (sponsored by the Concordia's Student Association) 

Veuillez  distribuer cette annonce dans vos réseaux. Merci beaucoup.

Action Citoyenne

Une organisation altermondialiste

"Un autre monde est possible"

Free Speech Victory: National Center for Public Policy Research Soundly Defeats Fake Transparency Proposal at FedEx Shareholder Meeting

Free Enterprise Project Stymies Teamsters' Effort to Pressure FedEx to Defund Pro-Business, Free Enterprise Group

Memphis, TN/Washington, DC - At today's annual meeting of FedEx Corporation investors, the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project (FEP) helped defeat a liberal, anti-free speech shareholder resolution put forward by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters and Investor Voice as part of leftist efforts to defund free-market organizations. "Today is a good day for free speech and freedom of association," said National Center General Counsel and FEP Director Justin Danhof, Esq., who represented the organization at today's FedEx shareholder meeting.  "Organizations such as the Teamsters and Investor Voice present themselves as innocent advocates seeking greater corporate transparency.  Today, however, we pierced that veil and made sure FedEx investors knew these groups are part of a multi-billion-dollar liberal effort to defund pro-business, conservative organizations.  After we told the investors the truth, they soundly rejected the proposal."

At the meeting, Danhof stated:

Today, the Teamsters and Investor Voice are attempting to conscript FedEx's shareholders into their efforts to defund and silence the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) – groups that seek to improve America 's business environment.

The proponents claim that FedEx's relationships with ALEC and the Chamber of Commerce expose the company to reputational risk.  Considering that the proponents and their allies regularly smear the pro-business positions promoted by ALEC and the Chamber, this is a circular argument with no basis in fact.  The Chamber and ALEC seek to promote a fair economic environment devoid of excessive government regulation and onerous corporate taxation. Such an environment would help, not harm, FedEx.

Danhof concluded:

Proposal seven holds no relevance for the company or its investors.  The proponents are simply trying to use us to censor those that they cannot otherwise censor because our Constitution protects free speech.  Don't let this liberal network silence free speech by dictating FedEx's business relationships. Please vote no on proposal number seven.

A copy of Danhof's full statement at today's meeting, as prepared for delivery, is availablehere.  The audio of Danhof's statement at today's meeting is available here.  

Prior to today's meeting, the National Center issued a press release exposing the Teamsters' proposal and calling on FedEx investors to vote it down.

"We may have scored a victory today, but much more needs to be done to protect free enterprise advocates from leftist assaults," noted Danhof.  "Liberal organizations, representing hundreds of billions in assets, annually spend untold sums to try and convince corporate
America to disassociate from pro-business groups. And the left very often succeeds at co-opting corporate America into its fold.  Conservative groups need to realize that an attack on one group, such as ALEC or the Chamber of Commerce, is an attack on all groups that support free-market capitalism."

Launched in 2007, the
National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project focuses on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business.  Since 2014, its representatives have participated in over 100 shareholder meetings to advance free-market ideals in health care, energy, taxes, subsidies, regulations, religious freedom, food policies, media bias, gun rights, workers' rights and other important public policy issues.  FEP's Employee Conscience Protection Project strengthened protections of the political beliefs and activities of over five million workers at 13 major U.S. corporations.  FEP's questioning of Boeing's and General Electric's support for the Clinton Foundation helped trigger an FBI investigation into the Foundation's activities.  Executives put on the spot by FEP at ABC News (Disney), the Washington Post and CNN (Time Warner) meetings acknowledged media bias.

This is the twenty-first shareholder meeting FEP has participated in during the 2017 shareholder season.

FEP activity this year has been covered by media outlets such as the New York Times,Washington Post, USA Today, Variety, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Drudge Report, Business Insider, National Public Radio and SiriusXM.  FEP's work was also featured inWall Street Journal writer Kimberley Strassel's 2016 book The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech (Hachette Book Group).

The
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Free Enterprise Project Has Repeatedly Warned CEOs 
That Playing Politics is Pricey
Washington
, DC  - The politicization of professional sports, starkly apparent to all after several players took a knee during the playing of the National Anthem last weekend, is an issue the National Center for Public Policy Research has been addressing at the corporate level for years.  Through its Free Enterprise Project (FEP), the National Center has been engaging in shareholder activism to promote objectivity and freedom of expression at companies such as Nike and ESPN (owned by the Walt Disney Company) that have been the enablers of such radicalism. 

"Many Americans are shocked and appalled to see so many players - and even entire teams – showing disrespect for our nation by not participating in the National Anthem and presentation of our flag.  Several of these players are undoubtedly encouraged because they have been cheered on by the likes of ESPN and Nike," said National Center Vice President David W. Almasi.  "If this continues, it's at further risk to professional football's fan support and viewership.  As it affects the NFL, it will also impact the companies enabling it. We've confronted Nike, ESPN and others about their radicalism, so they can't say they weren't warned when the backlash hurts their bottom line."

FEP representatives use shareholder meetings to question corporate leaders about their overt support for left-wing causes that can put their companies at both a reputational risk with consumers as well as create workplace environments that can demand groupthink and might endanger the careers of those with differing views.  FEP has participated in 21 different shareholder meetings in 2017 - and over 100 since 2014 - in defense of the free market and the principles of free speech and free expression that guided America's founding.

Just last week, FEP criticized Nike at its shareholder meeting for failing to address whether its conservative and libertarian employees are safe from workplace retribution for personal political beliefs.  FEP cited Nike CEO Mark Parker's staff memo opposing the Trump Administration's January executive order on immigration and travel that referenced "our values" and that "we don't support" the policy as a company.  Nike investor relations staff would not allow FEP's full question to be asked at the September 21 shareholder meeting, and Parker would only say he was "proud" of the company's positions and "we value the opinions of all of our employees."  In light of high-profile dismissals of employees at other companies for their personal political beliefs, Parker did not address if those "valued" opinions would be protected at Nike.

Since the shareholder meeting, and in the wake of the many incidents of kneeling at NFL games, Nike issued a statement saying the company "supports athletes and their right to freedom of expression on issues that are of great importance to our society."  Nike currently makes all NFL uniforms.

FEP also addressed liberal bias at ESPN at the Disney shareholder meeting in March.  CEO Bob Iger, angered at the suggestion of bias at the network, called FEP's assertions "completely exaggerated."  Yet the network later instituted new rules for on-air commentary and social media.  After host Jemele Hill recently called President Donald Trump a white supremacist in a tweet, ESPN President John Skipper sent out a memo to staff to remind them that "ESPN is about sports" and "not a political organization."

This past Monday, ESPN ran nearly constant coverage and commentary about the kneeling at NFL games and President Trump's reaction to it – most of it critical of the President

FEP is the only organization that has taken up the issue of bias directly with the CEOs of Nike and of ESPN's parent company, Disney. Others are content to sit on the sidelines and complain about these issues while we take our concerns right to the top. As a long-term investor, FEP knows that rampant anti-conservative bias is not a winning corporate strategy," said National Center General Counsel and FEP Director Justin Danhof, Esq."Corporations often take liberal positions to try and appeal to millennials and curry favor with the mainstream media. In the same way, many companies take conservatives for granted because right-wing folk tend to avoid protests and boycotts. There is ample evidence, however, that this corporate strategy is no longer working.

"For example, after Target threw its support behind open-bathroom policies that allow grown men to use the same store facilities as young girls, millions of conservative Christians boycotted and the company's stock plummeted," noted Danhof.  "After Starbucks came out against President Trump's initial executive order on immigration and travel, Business Insider reported that the company's brand had 'taken a beating.'  And ESPN is bleeding viewers, with strong evidence suggesting its rampant liberal bias is to blame.  The company's support for its employee who calls the President a 'white supremacist' and its wall-to-wall Trump-bashing will only ensure more people change the channel from the once-great sports network."

Almasi added: "When it comes to sports reporting and athletic apparel, people have lots of choices.  Half of American voters supported President Trump and probably support his policies today.  When they discover that ESPN and Nike are stoking the protests against him, their preferences as a consumer will likely be affected.  Both companies are already posting losses.  They are now doubling-down on stupid."

Launched in 2007, the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project focuses on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business.  Its representatives have used this activism to advance free-market ideals in health care, energy, taxes, subsidies, regulations, religious freedom, food policies, media bias, gun rights, workers' rights and other important public policy issues.  FEP's Employee Conscience Protection Project strengthened protections of the political beliefs and activities of over five million workers at 13 major U.S. corporations.  FEP's questioning of Boeing's and General Electric's support for the Clinton Foundation helped trigger an FBI investigation into the Foundation's activities.  Executives put on the spot by FEP at ABC News (Disney), the Washington Post and CNN (Time Warner) meetings acknowledged media bias.


FEP activity this year has been covered by media outlets such as the New York Times,Washington Post, USA Today, Variety, the Associated Press, Bloomberg, Drudge Report, Business Insider, National Public Radio and SiriusXM.  FEP's work was also featured inWall Street Journal writer Kimberley Strassel's 2016 book The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech (Hachette Book Group).

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National Center for Public Policy Research, founded in 1982, is a non-partisan, free-market, independent conservative think-tank.  Ninety-four percent of its support comes from individuals, less than four percent from foundations and less than two percent from corporations.  It receives over 350,000 individual contributions a year from over 60,000 active recent contributors.  Sign up for email updates here .  Follow us on Twitter at@NationalCenter for general announcements.  To be alerted to upcoming media appearances by National Center staff, follow our media appearances Twitter account at@NCPPRMedia .

Black Conservatives Say Players Kneel and Protest at Their Peril

NFL's Indulgence of Radical Politics Sends Divisive Message, Drives Away Fans

Washington, DC -  With the high likelihood of continued instances of professional football players "taking a knee" while the National Anthem is played during this week's NFL games, members of the Project 21 black leadership network are warning that continued protests lacking clear intentions are hurting the sport's reputation as well as the well-being of its sponsors.

While fans who have been polled by the media do not necessarily want players fired over their protests, overwhelming majorities want professional athletes to stand respectfullyduring the playing of the National Anthem. Past protests have been cited as a key factorin fans no longer watching games.

In a commentary published on the Fox News Channel website, Project 21 Co-ChairmanStacy Washington wrote that millionaire athletes protesting without a specific goal are testing the dwindling patience of the American people. 

"The NFL has a choice to make, and it's an easy one: political activism or sports. The American people will only tolerate one of those so they had best choose wisely," said Washington, a syndicated talk radio host on the American Family Radio and Urban Family Talk networks and U.S. Air Force veteran who served in an honor guard unit at military funerals. "There are ways to sway a community; defiling a national symbol associated with honor, service, sacrifice and bravery isn't one of them. If the NFL continues to indulge the players, declining ratings and lower attendance at games will become the norm. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the team owners must man up: choose the fans by ending the protests." 

Anger over the players' protests has trickled down to other businesses that make money through their affiliation with the NFL. Fans are reportedly buying less team merchandiseand not going to games (and thus not buying concessions). Bars are refusing to broadcastgames. And, in a move that could be costly to the NFL, DirecTV has let some customers cancel their premium "Sunday Ticket" game packages. Sponsor boycotts are also being organized.

"We live in a free country where people have a right to free speech. Having said that, there's a responsibility to use it wisely," said Project 21 member Darryn "Dutch" Martin, a former federal diplomatic official and motivational speaker. "I believe Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players have a right to kneel when the National Anthem is played. But the flip-side to this coin is that fans don't have a duty to spend their hard-earned money on the NFL if they feel our country is being disrespected in any way - even by a peaceful protest such as kneeling during the National Anthem. Furthermore, team owners who are fully aware of the financial ramifications shouldn't be obligated to hire players such as Kaepernick. There's a time and a place for everything. Professional sports should be a politics-free affair."

Project 21 member Nadra Enzi, a community anti-crime activist in New Orleans , is critical of the anti-law enforcement sentiments that many protesting players are embracing: "I can't take a knee to take up a cause that gives perverted honor to mostly career criminals who lost their final fight with the police. Doing do steps on the dignity of urban crime victims and the officers who have been killed in the line of duty in the inner city."

"We need civil discourse," said Project 21 member Jerome Danner, host of the "Thinking It Through" podcast. "It is my utmost desire that our most famous athletes and Commander-in-Chief would set an example by engaging in thoughtful conversation. Rather than impulsively stating our opinions about emotional issues, careful introspection should be taken and considerate perspectives shared. Protests are not necessarily wrong, and neither is having an opinion about them. To move forward as a unified nation, however, we should proceed in a thoughtful and courteous manner uncharacteristic of the times."

To book an interview with a member of Project 21 about this or other nonpartisan issues affecting black America , contact Judy Kent at (703) 759-7476.

Project 21, a leading voice of black conservatives for 25 years, is sponsored by theNational Center for Public Policy Research.  Its members have been quoted, interviewed or published over 40,000 times since the program was created in 1992. Contributions to the National Center are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated, and may be earmarked exclusively for the use of Project 21.

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Amid our stressful, over-scheduled lives and with the frenzied holiday runaround season nearly here, I'm hoping to interest you in covering what is a debilitating problem for millions: excessive sweating. Throngs of people are sweating bullets in their daily lives, with problem perspiration particularly devastating in social, work and other environments where "keeping your cool" is the name of the game and "image is everything." While many attempt to hide it and suffer in silence, the impacts of dramatic sweating in the presence of strangers, peers, loved ones, and other associates can cause severe embarrassment, stress, anxiety, and other emotional issues--and even undermine one's success. Even when people are alone, excessive sweating takes a heavy toll—adversely impacting self-esteem, productivity and overall state-of-mind in a myriad of ways.  

I would love to connect you with a "sweat scholar"--an expert from the International Hyperhidrosis Society (www.SweatHelp.org) who can offer advice on topics like how to know if excessive sweating is situational vs. or more series, how to better control "street sweat," debunking common myths, etc. Some preliminary information follows, also available as a byline article with art. Interest here as I hope?

Signs Excessive Sweating is Serious vs. Situational

Falsehoods and Facts Debunking Myths, Clarifying Confusion Around Problem Perspiration; Surprising Statistics Exemplify the Extent to Which People Struggle with Sweat-Related Issues

As people go about their daily lives at home, work, in social circles and elsewhere, there's a common but hidden scourge: excessive sweating.  In fact, a national survey conducted by the International Hyperhidrosis Society (www.SweatHelp.org) — the scholars of sweat — shows multiple millions suffer from extreme, uncomfortable, embarrassing, debilitating, and emotionally-devastating sweating. This type of sweating is a serious medical condition known as hyperhidrosis and nearly 367 million people of all ages struggle with it on their hands, feet, face, underarms, or body. 

Hyperhidrosis can be devastating. While many people attempt to hide their sweating problems and suffer in silence, the impacts are often hard to cover up. Dramatic sweating in the presence of peers at work, or in extracurricular or social environments, can cause severe embarrassment, stress, anxiety, and other emotional issues. Even when people are alone, hyperhidrosis often takes a heavy toll—adversely impacting one's productivity in a myriad of ways, both personally and professionally.

People with hyperhidrosis struggle with disproportionate and random sweating that may drench clothing and footwear, damage technology tools, make exercising and playing sports impossible, promote hiding and isolation behaviors, degrade self-esteem, and even prompt bullying. The holistic effect on life—marital, social and otherwise—is thus profound. In fact, research published in Archives of Dermatological Research indicates that the majority of those with excessive sweating confirm the condition has negative impacts on their social life and well-being as well as their emotional and mental health. Given its extreme impacts, some do seek medical attention. It seems women are more proactive in their attempts to medically rectify the issue amid aScience Daily report that "females are far more likely to discuss their [hyperhidrosis] condition with a health care professional."

Lisa J Pieretti, Executive Director of IHhS, notes, "The pressures of dealing with a 'sweating problem' around peers can be catastrophic to self-esteem and more. Too often, people become anxious about going to work, socializing with friends, or being out in public in general. But when those with hyperhidrosis receive support, understanding, and appropriate treatment, their lives can be dramatically changed."To that point, IHhS co-founder Dr. David Pariser urges that, while hyperhidrosis is the number one dermatological disease in terms of negatively affecting a person's quality-of-life, it's also number one in having the most positive impact when treated. "When hyperhidrosis is caught early, a person's life can be transformed for the better in a multitude of ways," he says.

With that in mind, the first step toward providing solutions for those people who sweat excessively is to bust some common myths and misconceptions with facts from the experts at the IHhS, including these:

Myth: Sweaty people are nervous or have hygiene issues.
Truth: The average person has
2 to 4 million sweat glands. Sweat is essential to human survival and serves as the body's coolant, protecting it from overheating. People with hyperhidrosis (which causes overactive sweat glands) sweat excessively regardless of mood, weather, or activity level—often producing 4 or 5 times more sweat than is considered "normal."

Myth: If you're sweating a lot during exercise, it means you're out of shape.
Truth: If you find yourself sweating a lot during exercise, don't blame it on being out of shape. Research shows that physically fit people actually sweat more and start sweating sooner during exercise that those who are less fit. Why? Because when you achieve greater physical fitness, you can exercise at a higher level, which generates more heat, which causes you to sweat more. Another factor is how acclimated you are to your environment – for instance, if you're used to training in hot weather, your body will sweat more and sooner during exercise because it's become effective at knowing when sweat needs to "kick in" and start cooling you down. If, however, you sweat excessively and uncontrollably (significantly more than what seems "normal" as a reaction to exercise or heat), you may actually have hyperhidrosis.

Myth: You can sweat out toxins... like that happy hour hangover.
Truth: Sweat is basically water, sodium chloride, and potassium—regardless of what you ate or drank yesterday. And sweating does not rid your body of "toxins" — you have your kidneys, liver, lungs, and digestive system for that. Besides, sweat glands reside in your skin and aren't connected to the waste-elimination systems in your body. Want to help your body get rid of "bad" stuff? Eat well, stay hydrated, and exercise to keep your organs functioning properly. Sorry, no shortcuts. 

Myth: All sweat is the same and all sweat stinks.
Truth: There are actually two types of sweat glands that each produce their own type of sweat: eccrine and apocrine sweat. Eccrine sweat is an odorless, clear fluid that helps the body to control its temperature by promoting heat loss through evaporation. It's mostly made up of water and salt.   Apocrine sweat, on the other hand, is "stress" sweat and apocrine glands are found mostly in the armpits and genital region (near dense pockets of hair follicles.) Apocrine sweat is a thick fluid that's initially odorless, but doesn't evaporate as quickly as eccrine sweat and can develop an odor when it combines with normal bacteria on the surface of the skin. The odor produced is that characteristic potent smell we often call "body odor." Fortunately for those of us with stressful jobs, there are ways to manage stress sweat (and the resultant odor). Antiperspirants are the first step and fortunately work on both types of sweat. For stress related odor, make sure you're using a deodorant, too. 

Myth: Night sweats are a "female" problem. 
Truth: Night sweats can be serious and they aren't just something that affects menopausal women. According to Dr. Dee Anna Glaser, President and Founding Member of the International Hyperhidrosis Society as well as Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Dermatology at Saint Louis University School of Medicine, night sweats can be significant and shouldn't be disregarded – no matter your age or gender. Drenching night sweats, she says, or any changes in your pattern of sweating should to be evaluated by a physician. Medical conditions with sweating symptoms can include serious infections, cancer, low blood sugar, hormone disorders (not simply the hormonal changes of menopause), and neurologic conditions. Medications may also cause night sweats. It's important to talk to your doctor about night sweating, especially if the night sweats are accompanied by a fever or other symptoms such as unexplained weight loss. Maybe menopause is the culprit, but certainly new night sweating should be discussed with your physician. One thing you don't need to worry about – hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). The medical condition hyperhidrosis causes excessive sweating when awake, not asleep.

Myth: Hyperhidrosis is "just" a summer thing, or it's at least worse during the hot summer months. 
Truth: Research from the IHhS also shows that profuse sweating is not simply dictated by the time of year. The majority of patients in one survey indicated that their sweating bothers them equally, no matter the season.

Myth: Excessive sweating is only a sweat problem. 
Truth: Excessive sweating can contribute to a number of other problems way beyond the realm of wetness. Emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, embarrassment, and isolation are common. Practical problems with gripping objects and using touch-screen technology are also a frequent issue. But did you ever consider the effects sweating could have on sunburns, wrinkles, and skin cancer risk? If you sweat excessively – you'll need to reapply your sunscreen more often because, you got it, you're sweating it off and not getting its protective benefits for nearly as long.

Myth: People will grow out of hyperhidrosis.
Truth: Contrary to popular belief, research shows that hyperhidrosis does not go away or decrease with age. In fact, in one recent IHhS study, 88% of respondents said their excessive sweating had gotten worse or stayed the same over time. This was consistent across all the different age groups, from youngsters to older adults.

Myth: Sweat is to blame for stains on your clothes.
Truth: Not true; ironically it's actually your antiperspirant combined with your sweat that leads to staining. Apply your antiperspirant at night to help avoid this. As a bonus, your antiperspirant will actually work better, too. 

Myth: Antiperspirants are for underarms only and, like caffeine, are best used in the morning.
Truth: Think outside the pits! You can glide, stick, spray, and roll-on nearly anywhere that sweating is a problem (picture hands, feet, face, back, chest, and even groin.)  Be smart and talk to your dermatologist first before applying an antiperspirant to sensitive areas and test new products on small areas of skin first. Luckily there are antiperspirant brands like Certain Dri—one of the most effective that can be purchased without a prescription—that are specifically developed to help those who suffer from excessive sweating. Of special note, use your antiperspirant in the evening as well as in the morning. Sweat production is at its lowest at night, giving the active ingredients in antiperspirants a time overnight to get into your pores and block perspiration when the sun comes up and you really get moving.

Myth: Antiperspirants can cause breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease
Truth: According to the American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation, National Cancer Institute, BreastCancer.org, and the Alzheimer's Association, there are no strong scientific studies reporting a statistical association between antiperspirant use and breast cancer risk or Alzheimer's risk. If you're concerned about breast cancer or Alzheimer's, you don't need to ditch your antiperspirants – focus instead on having regular health screenings, avoiding alcohol, exercising regularly, eating a nutritious and balanced diet, maintaining a healthy weight, staying mentally and socially involved, and protecting yourself from head injuries.

Myth: Excessive sweating is less debilitating than other skin conditions people have to deal with. 
Truth: According to Dr. Pariser, hyperhidrosis has the greatest impact of any dermatological disease. In fact, various investigations show the impact of hyperhidrosis on quality-of-life is equal or greater than that of in-patient psoriasis, severe acne, Darier disease, Hailey-Hailey disease, vitiligo, and chronic pruritus.

The extreme level of sweat production experienced with hyperhidrosis can disrupt all aspects of a woman's life, from relationships, recreational activities, and self-image to overall emotional well-being. But it doesn't have to be this way. There are helpful resources available to help people with hyperhidrosis to not just "know sweat," but to also achieve a more comfortable, fruitful and happier life.  

Author bio for byline publishing: Branding and consumer product trends pundit Merilee Kern, MBA is a wellness industry veteran, health advocate and influential media voice. Her ground-breaking, award-winning "Kids Making Healthy Choices" Smartphone APP for children, parents/caregivers and educators (iTunes) is based on her award-winning, illustrated fictional children's book, "Making Healthy Choices – A Story to Inspire Fit, Weight-Wise Kids" (Amazon). She may be reached online atwww.TheLuxeList.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here:www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.

With the frenzied, pressure-packed holiday runaround season nearly here, hoping to interest you in covering how to deal with "stress sweat" and/or ways to know if excessive sweating is situational vs. a more series medical condition called hyperhidrosis, which can affect hands, feet, face, underarms, or elsewhere on the body. Millions are sweating bullets in their daily lives, with problem perspiration particularly devastating in social and work environments where "keeping your cool" is the name of the game and "image is everything." But, no matter where we are (at home, work, school, play or elsewhere), stress sweat stinks! Below is a handy list from registered nurse, health educator and "sweat scholar" Angela Ballard. Interest here as I hope?

6 Ways to Control Stress Sweat 

Stress is bad enough on its own. Unfortunately for most of us, however, stress usually also brings with it stress sweat, which tends to be particularly stinky, staining, and embarrassing.

Given that there are two to four million sweat glands distributed all over our bodies and that stressful situations are seemingly ubiquitous in modern life, trying to avoid stress sweat might seem like a futile endeavor – but (thankfully) it isn't. There are simple ways you can control stress sweat even when the @#%S is hitting the fan.

But first, what makes stress sweat different from exercise- and heat-induced sweat?

The majority of the sweat glands in our skin are "eccrine" sweat glands. These glands are responsible for most of our heat-related and exercise-related sweating and secrete an odorless, clear fluid (made mostly of water and salt) to help control temperature by promoting heat loss through evaporation. Eccrine glands are found in large numbers on the soles of the feet, the palms, the forehead, cheeks, and in the armpits.

Dreaded "stress" sweat, on the other hand, comes primarily from another type of sweat gland called an "apocrine" gland. Apocrine glands are found mostly in the armpits and genital region (but there are some on the scalp, too) and exist near dense pockets of hair follicles. They produce a thick fluid that they empty into the hair follicle just before it opens onto the skin surface.

While apocrine sweat is initially odorless, it doesn't evaporate as quickly as eccrine sweat and can develop an odor when it combines with bacteria that normally inhabits the surface of our the skin. The odor has that characteristic smell that we often call "body odor." While it may smell, stress/apocrine sweat doesn't actually produce that much wetness–at least not like the amount caused by eccrine sweat.

When the body is reacting to an emotion, like anxiety, stress or excitement, apocrine sweat is released from apocrine glands. Something interesting about stress sweat is that it's immediate, whereas exercise or heat-related sweat can take longer to kick-in. 

Scientists aren't sure why apocrine glands produce odor beyond the process described above, but there might be an evolutionary and protective reason behind it. Animals tend to emit an odor when they're stressed, too. That odor acts as a signal to peers that something dangerous or scary is going on and they should react accordingly. If this theory is true, it makes sense that stress sweat would be immediate and not delayed. Note that stressful situations will also increase eccrine sweating, but it's not as immediate or as pungent.

While most of us recognize that stress sweat is a "thing," we usually just suffer through it. This is a shame because there are ways to help control stress sweat and doing so can, in turn, make life a whole lot less stressful:

Big picture: manage your stress and learn how to control it to prevent or limit stress sweating in the first place. Think mindfulness, meditation, and life balance, and when you've figured that out, please let me know.

Use an antiperspirant to prevent sweat-related wetness. Antiperspirants work on both types of sweat glands. Apply at night for best effectiveness. At bedtime you're typically sweating the least, which gives antiperspirants' active ingredients time overnight to form the superficial plugs (that help limit sweating) before you start sweating again in the morning. If you apply antiperspirant when you are already sweating, your sweat will just wash away the product before it can start to work. And, yes, you can use antiperspirants on other body areas besides your underarms. Just test it on a small spot first to make sure it doesn't cause irritation–especially on sensitive parts. As always, talk to your doctor or dermatologist about any concerns.

No luck with the regular stuff? Try a stronger antiperspirant like Certain Dri, which is actually formulated for those suffering from extreme, clinical sweating—a condition called hyperhidrosis. 

Also use a deodorant to fight stress sweat odor–or use a combination antiperspirant and deodorant for convenience and cost savings. 

Trim and groom your hair where apocrine sweat and odor is a problem. This won't limit the sweating, but it can help your antiperspirant and deodorant reach your skin more thoroughly and, therefore, do their jobs more effectively. Trimming hair also prevents sweat and oil from hanging around and cuts down on the surface areas on which bacteria and sweat can react (remember, it's that reaction that leads to body odor.)

There are other, more sophisticated treatments to stop sweating and the odor linked to it, too. One such innovation is the medical device miraDry, which studies show reduces body odor by destroying sweat glands and hair follicles via microwaves. You need to go to a doctor's office for the miraDry treatment, but the results are permanent and will stop sweating, odor and hair growth in the treated area.

 While stress may be unavoidable, we can alter our reactions to it for calmer, sweeter days.

Author bio for byline publishing: Angela Ballard is a registered nurse and health educator with the International Hyperhidrosis Society (IHhS), the only independent, non-profit, global organization committed to helping improve quality-of-life for hyperhidrosis sufferers through support; public awareness; up-to-date, balanced treatment information; advocacy; research; healthcare provider education; and helpful products.  Learn more and get involved at www.SweatHelp.org. IHhS thanks its sponsors Clarion Brands (makers of Certain Dri) and Dermira for their support ofhyperhidrosis research, education, support, and advocacy efforts.

Interest in connecting with Angela as I hope? Stephanie Fisher, Publicist 858-577-0206

MEDIA ADVISORY: CANADIAN SONGWRITERS HALL OF FAME HONOURS  

BEAU DOMMAGE, BRUCE COCKBURN, NEIL YOUNG AND STÉPHANE VENNE

TORONTO , ON  - On September 23, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (CSHF) inducted four incredible Canadian songwriters Beau Dommage, Bruce Cockburn, Neil Young and Stéphane Venne at Massey Hall in Toronto . As composers, storytellers and visionaries these remarkable artists were honoured for the permanent mark they have left on music both in Canada and around the world.

The bilingual ceremony presented by Richardson GMP, featured extraordinary tributes and live performances from sought after Canadian artists and personalities including, Arkells, Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Damien Robitaille, Daniel Lavoie, Don Ross, Eh440, Élage Diouf, Elisapie, France D'Amour, Florence K, Hawksley Workman, Jessica Mitchell, Julie Payette, k.d. lang, Lisa LeBlanc, Randy Bachman, Ruth B., Tom Power, William Prince, Whitehorse andYann Perreau.

With electrifying performances and emotional tributes the evening began with Hawksley Workman's rendition of Bruce Cockburn's "Silver Wheels" and Blackie and the Rodeo Kings' stirring performance of "If I Had a Rocket Launcher". Following a performance of "Up Where We Belong" by eh440, Buffy-Sainte Marie inducted Bruce Cockburn with a poignant tribute. Don Ross was joined by Damien Robitaille for a performance of Beau Dommage's "Les blues d'la la Métropole", before the band was inducted by Governor General-designate Julie Payette. 

Florence K and France D'Amour paid tribute to Stéphane Venne with "Un jour, un jour", while songwriter Daniel Lavoie honoured Venne with his induction. Paying tribute to Neil Young,  Whitehorse  hit the stage for blistering performances of " Ohio " and "Old Man", while Ruth B. provided a stunning cover of  "Heart of Gold". k.d. lang then thrilled the crowd to a standing ovation with her powerful and emotional rendition of "Helpless". After inducting Neil Young, Randy Bachman was joined by surprise guest Rush's Alex Lifeson and Arkells for "Cinnamon Girl", followed by the show-stopping finale of "Rockin' in the Free World" featuring all of the night's performers.

The 2017 Induction Ceremony also marked the first year of The Slaight Music Emerging Songwriter Award. Sponsored by Slaight Music, the Award honours one Anglophone and one Francophone songwriter who are on an upward trajectory in their career. This year, Jessie Reyez (Anglophone) and Charlotte Cardin (Francophone) were announced at the ceremony as the winners of this year's Awards.

The Induction Ceremony was livestreamed at CBCMusic.ca and on CBC Music's Facebook and YouTube pages. CBC also will broadcast portions of the show on CBC Radio One, CBC Radio 2's Canada Live and CBC Music's FIRST PLAY LIVE on CBC TV. Highlights from this year's Induction Ceremony will also be uploaded to the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame YouTube channel.

HEDLEY AND MUSICOUNTS CELEBRATE THE 
SLAIGHT FAMILY FOUNDATION BAND AID PROGRAM RECIPIENTS

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TORONTO , ON  - Today,  MusiCounts, was joined by JUNO Award-winning band Hedley, for a special celebration of the 2016-2017 MusiCounts Band Aid Program recipients funded by The Slaight Family Foundation.  Queen Alexandra Middle School  in Toronto hosted the festivities, where Hedley surprised students with $10,000 worth of new instruments for the school's music program and took part in special workshops with the music class. Hedley then took the stage for a surprise performance in honour of The Slaight Family Foundation's ongoing support of MusiCounts. 

"With the Slaight Family Foundation's continued support of the MusiCounts Band Aid Program, MusiCounts is able to put more instruments into Ontario schools," said Kristy Fletcher, Director, MusiCounts. "We are thrilled to celebrate with Hedley and the Slaight Family Foundation today and the result is that children at these schools will benefit from access to music for years to come."

"The Slaight Family  starting with my father Allan have always appreciated the benefits music education provides young minds," said Gary Slaight, President and CEO of The Slaight Family Foundation. "We are extremely proud to support Musicounts Band Aid Program and it's initiative to put much needed musical instruments into school music programs." 

After unveiling $10,000 worth of new instruments and participating in intimate music workshops with students, multi-platinum JUNO Award-winners, Hedley, showed their support for the importance of music education. The Vancouver-based band commemorated the occasion with an acoustic performance of several hit songs, ahead of their forthcoming album CAGELESS, out September 29. 

"This has been such a memorable experience and we are so happy to have been a part of it.  It's rewarding for us as musicians to be able to give these students new instruments through the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. Music has the ability to enhance a young person's mind and inspire their creativity," said Hedley frontman, Jacob Hoggard.

Accomplished music artist and Canadian media personality Kim Stockwood, was the event's

host and highlighted MusiCounts' ongoing commitment to making music accessible to 

Canadian youth. David Krygier-Baum,  Queen Alexandra Middle School 's music teacher, spoke about the school's music program and led students in a performance for the delighted auditorium. Three additional Toronto area schools were also in attendance, having received instruments through The Slaight Family Foundation's generous support of the MusiCounts Band Aid Program. 

2016-2017 The Slaight Family Foundation MusiCounts Band Aid Program Recipient Schools

Alpha Alternative Junior School , Toronto , ON            

Baibombeh Alternative School , Pawitik , Ontario         

James Culnan Catholic Elementary School , Toronto , ON

Queen Alexandra Middle School , Toronto , ON

St. Andrew Catholic Elementary School, Rexdale , ON            

St. Mary Catholic Academy, Toronto , ON

Schools who would like to apply for the MusiCounts Band Aid Program to receive instruments for their school music program should visit musicounts.ca for more details. 

Hi-res images of the event can be found here. (Photo Credit: Barry Roden)    For more information on MusiCounts please contact:   Laura Steen  Strut Entertainment   laura@strutentertainment.com    416.300.9254 

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For More Information Contact: Shane Dutil 518.493.2300 jeezumcrowbeefproducts@yahoo.com For Immediate Release GRAND OPENING of new facility for West Chazy family-owned business on October 8th D & D Meats reveals state-of-the-art building – one-of-a-kind in Clinton County! Plattsburgh, NY– 9/02/2017 – One year and half a million dollars later, D & D Meats, a family-ownedand-operated business in West Chazy, NY, will reveal the impressive expansion to their multi-faceted business – a 2,650-square-foot, state-of-the-art meat production and packaging facility – the only one of its kind in Clinton County. Shane Dutil says “we are currently a USDA custom exempt facility with a license to slaughter and process all domestic and wild game in house. This expansion has been a difficult road, but we hope it will allow us to provide even better products and services to the community in a more efficient and effective manner – hopefully one day with that USDA stamp on it!” To celebrate the start of a new journey, the Dutil’s are inviting all to join them for their Grand Opening on October 8th from 9am-5pm at 8945 Route 22, West Chazy, NY! Customers of all ages are invited to enjoy cotton candy, desserts, cappuccinos, maple treats made from their very own Tappin’ and Sappin’ Sugarworks maple, and -- of course -- samples upon samples of their different meats! FREE drawings for gift baskets, gift certificates and more will be held throughout the event. Experience everything you used to love and more! When: October 8, 2017 Where: D & D Meats, 8945 Route 22, West Chazy, NY 12992 Time: 9am-5pm Follow D & D Meats at facebook.com/ddmeatsprocessing for more event information or contact Shane Dutil at jeezumcrowbeefproducts@yahoo.com. ### About D & D Meats This family owned and operated business has grown to offer over 100 different products made in-house from Tappin' and Sappin' Sugarworks and Jeezum Crow Smokehouse, including smoked cheeses, wild game, smoked meats, beef jerky, maple products of all kinds and lots more! Take a trip to West Chazy , NY to visit the Dutils, grab a fresh sandwich at their deli, do some shopping and don't leave without filling your gas tank and purchasing something delicious for the road! Call 518.493.2300 or visit jcjerky.com for more information!

For More Information Contact: Jeremy Drowne 518.376.1809 cockadoodleshoe@gmail.com Alyssa Senecal 518.563.1000 alyssa@northcountrychamber.com For Immediate Release: Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe organizer shares big announcement for 2018 event Cock-a-Doodle Shoe gains new distinction from the World Snow Shoe Federation (WSSF) Plattsburgh, NY– 10/3/2017 – The annual snowshoe race we've all been crowing about for the last 6 years has just earned an exciting new title as the WSSF North American Showshoe Championship, a distinction that makes this family-friendly race even more attractive to eager, competitive snowshoers. But that doesn’t mean the event's fun atmosphere isn’t still a top priority for Jeremy Drowne, the race organizer and co-owner of Kinetic Running in Downtown Plattsburgh. Jeremy takes great pride in this race because "it allows for all ages and abilities to give snowshoeing a shot while showcasing and benefiting the beautiful New Land Trust", a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing and sustaining the property for health of the environment and the enjoyment of the public. Since its start, Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe has seen tremendous growth and its success will only continue to expand with this new title. 2018’s Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe race will include:  Kids ½ mile Snow Shoe Scramble·  Junior 5K Championships·  Open/Masters 10K Championship· Currently, Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe is looking for local business sponsors to support this community event. Interested? Reach out to Jeremy Drowne at 518.376.1809 or cockadoodleshoe@gmail.com for more information. Stay tuned for more details and online registration coming soon to cockadoodleshoe.com! ### About the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1994 as the official tourism promotion agency for the travel and tourism industry in Clinton County , NY . Based in Plattsburgh , NY , the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau contributes to the county's economic development and quality of life by promoting the region as a destination for leisure and group travel with a particular focus on history, agriculture and outdoor recreation including cycling, paddling, fishing, boating and skiing. For more information about Clinton County tourism, please contact the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau at 518.563.1000, visit goadirondack.com or log onto Facebook.com/AdkCoast.

Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help Take Care of Your Kids

Below please Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help Take Care of Your Kids by Rafi Zauer of Essence (www.essence-grp.com). Feel free to use it anyway you'd like. Please just make sure Rafi is quoted. Thanks. Regards, Amy Kenigsberg  http://k2-gc.com/   amy@k2-gc.com   tel: +972-9-794-1681 (+2 GMT)   mobile: +972-524-761-341
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Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help Take Care of Your Kids

By Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing at Essence - No matter how well you organize yourself, life happens: it is not possible for any parent to watch their kids 24 hours a day. When they are young, even if you are at home you can't keep your eyes on them all the time, and of course, at some point, when they get older, they will have to stay home alone. But fear not, smart homes are here to help you on the adventure of raising a family. Here are 5 ways a smart home can help you take better care of your kids at all life stages, providing some much needed peace of mind:

1- Baby monitoring
A connected home system equipped with a smart camera can double as a baby monitoring solution. Thanks to motion detection technologies, the camera will start recording the moment the baby begins to stir in the crib, sending real-time video straight to your smartphone. You will also be able to proactively request live images and see what the baby is up to at any time.

2- No more lost keys
In case your children come home from school while you are still at work, you can be reassured, knowing that they won't need to be carrying around the house keys anymore, with the risk of losing them —again — and save you the security risk and the hazard in changing the lock. With the help of a smart lock, all they will need to enter the house is a security code. And even if they forget the code, you will be able to grant them access to the house from your smartphone, unlocking the door for them.

3- Keeping strangers away
As much as we warn our kids to never open the door for strangers, we all know that children can be too innocent and trusting. With a smart home solution you can receive an immediate alert every time the door opens and use your camera to check who came in. In case you see a stranger in the house and feel your children are in danger, you can act immediately by contacting them, coming home or calling the police when necessary.

4- Being in the know
We want our children to feel we trust them and give them a sense of independence as they grow up, but we can't help it- we are just worried about them! With a smart home solution, you can allow your children relative freedom, but still know at all times what is going on at home. For example, you will always know at what time your kids come home from school and make sure that they are safe, even if they forget to give you a call when they arrive, as they were supposed to. Also, you can use your camera to see what your children are doing when they are alone at home- Are they doing their homework?  Are they doing anything dangerous like playing with fire? Are your precious teenagers having a house party while you are on vacation?

With a smart home you will be in the know of what your children are doing at all times and keep everything under control, without nagging them too much.

5 – Protect them from themselves
A person's home is considered the safest place for him to be in, but it can also hold danger for our kids who don't understand the consequences of their actions and tend to stretch the boundaries.  Ever went on a weekend trip and on your return found the liquor cabinet suspiciously short of stock? As parents, sometimes we have to protect our children from themselves. With a smart home solution, you can install magnets and motion detectors on all the doors and drawers from which you want to protect your kids, like a gun room or a medical cabinet. You can create a rule to get a real-time alert when someone opens the door, creating a log in your phone app. If you combine the sensors with a camera, you'll even be able to see who it was.

These are just some ideas of how a smart home solution can help you take care of your kids, but thanks to smart rules you can create many different scenarios to suit your family's needs. For example, you can turn the lights on for your little one if he got up at night to go to the bathroom or for your teenage daughter when she comes home late at night without having to get out of bed, and even turn them off for them if they forgot to do so. Also, by installing a motion detector in the room, you'll be able to know if they are awake in the morning, making sure they are not late for school. As you see, the possibilities are endless!  Rafi Zauer is Head of Marketing at Essence, providers of intelligent end-to-end IoT platforms for service providers offering home security, automation and senior care services. www.essence-grp.com  10.03.17

Employers complain that graduates are not ready for work. Stanford University studies indicate students are overloaded and under-prepared. So exactly what should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything; humans are living longer; the traditional professions disappear while new ones are created; international mobility is drastically increasing population diversity; terrorism, environmental threats and inequality need our collective attention; and robots and gene editing are coming, requiring us to re-examine the very core of what it means to be human?

The Global Teacher Bloggers are pioneers and innovators in fields such as technology integration, mathematics coaching, special needs education, science instruction, and gender equity. C.M. Rubin Founder of CMRubinWorld asked them to reflect on these questions: Do you believe curriculum needs to be more relevant for a 21st century world? If you had the power to change the school curriculum, what would you change?

"We need to develop a generation of critical thinkers, collaborators, communicators, environmentalists and ethical IT users," writes Rashmi Kathuria in India . "The content of the news in the last few months, and indeed years, provides clear and loud evidence for the fact that our education system is failing," notes Miriam Mason-Sesay, who believes "division, hatred and bigoted fearfulness are fostered seemingly unchallenged, and our education system has not prepared our youngsters to evaluate the veracity of so many claims." Craig Kemp in Singapore wants "more emphasis on lifelong learning skills than on curriculum content," and Elisa Guerra Cruz's curriculum would be focused on "passion projects, aimed at gaining knowledge and abilities, but also at discovering whatever fires a student's heart," 

Read the full article here

The Global Teacher Bloggers have founded schools, written curricula, and led classrooms in 16 different countries that stretch across every populated continent on earth. CMRubinWorld's Top Global Teachers are: Rashmi Kathuria, Jim Tuscano, Craig Kemp, Jasper Rijpma, Elisa Guerra, Pauline Hawkins, Maarit Rossi, Vicki Davis, Miriam Mason-Sesay, Shaelynn Fransworth, Carl Hooker, Adam Steiner, Warren Sparrow, Nadia Lopez, Richard Wells, Joe Fatheree, Kazuya Takahashi, and Abeer Qunaibi

CMRubinWorld launched in 2010 to explore what kind of education would prepare students to succeed in a rapidly changing globalized world. Its award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, is a highly regarded trailblazer in the renaissance of 21st century education, and occupies a widely respected place in the pulse of key issues facing every nation and the collective future of all children. It connects today's top thought leaders with a diverse global audience of parents, students and educators. Its highly readable platform allows for discourse concerning our highest ideals and the sustainable solutions we must engineer to achieve them. C. M. Rubin has produced hundreds of interviews and articles discussing an extensive array of topics under a singular vision: when it comes to the world of children, there is always more work to be done. For more information on CMRubinWorld  Contact Information-David Wine  david(at)cmrubinworld(dot)com Marissa Eigenbrood alt="Add contact" v:shapes="_x0000_i1025">  contact@montrealtribune.com  2017-09-25 10:50

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I'm working with actress Gabrielle Union and NBA veteran Dwyane Wade's private chef, Richard Ingraham, as he prepares to launch his first cookbook tomorrow, Eating Well to Win. Focused on developing delicious, flavorful recipes — many of which include either a Southern, Creole, Italian or Asian flair — that also help his celebrity clientele reach their peak performance, I thought you might be interested in testing out some of the recipes from his cookbook or connecting with him directly for an interview. Would love to hear your initial thoughts on coordinating this opportunity. Digital copies of the cookbook are also available upon request. You can learn more about Chef Richard at www.chefrli.com. Best, Marissa Eigenbrood | Senior Publicist, SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. marissa@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x314 10.03.17

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50 Year Anniversary Party For Famed  Montreal  Pub Winnies To Feature Book Signing & Live Music

Where: Winnie's Pub / 1455-1459 Crescent Street,  Montreal Quebec   When: September 28th at 5:00 pm  Who: Authors Jules Morse & Meli Dez will launch their book "Disco Fried" at Winnies   Additional Information: In addition to Jules & Meli's book signing, Winnies fifty year anniversary party will feature live music and giveaways. "Disco Fried" takes place in  Montreal  and the climax of their fiction novel depicts an epic night of momcation madness in the famed English watering hole, Winston Churchill Pub Complex, aka Winnie's. About Jules Morse Jules Morse is an interactive copywriter and brand strategist. Her love of literature was nurtured during her years at  Tufts   University . Morse spent four years living and working in  Los Angeles California , before moving back to the East Coast. She was born and raised in northern  Massachusetts  and now lives in  New York City  with her husband and two children. Morse has worked for multiple nonprofits and is on the board of trustees at a prestigious New Englandprep school. About Meli Dez Meli Dez has been the lead singer in several cover bands, a press release writer, a fundraiser for a political consulting firm, and the right hand to the chairman of one of Wall Street's most reputable corporate restructuring firms. The singer/songwriter/recording artist had one of her songs released on iTunes in 2012. Her eclectic background and diverse talent has fueled her writing. She loves Magnolia cupcakes, dancing at Bagatelle, and the Turks & Caicos Islands. Dez lives on  Long Island  with her husband and three children. About Disco Fried Book Best friends Mina Baron and Jill Stone are desperate to get out of  New York . Both are running from their own anxieties. Mina is a former singer who has just been diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome. She is dodging calls from a European clinical drug trial and obsessing over her changing appearance. Jill, meanwhile, is a writer trying to sell her latest pilot. She worries that her husband shows no appreciation for her work and struggles to keep her marriage alive. The two decide that a girls' weekend in the fabulous city of  Montreal Canada , is exactly what they need. They indulge in a suite at the Ritz-Carlton and prepare to explore everything the city has to offer. During one magical three-day stint of barhopping, surprise encounters with old acquaintances, and some very tasty poutine, the two women will confront their true fears and find a way through them, together. BOOK LINK: https://www.amazon.com/Disco-Fried-Jules-Morse/dp/1545504970/   For all interviews, please contact: Ryan McCormick at 919-377-1200   10.03.17

2018 event Cock-a-Doodle Shoe

Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe organizer shares big announcement for 2018 event Cock-a-Doodle Shoe gains new distinction from the World Snow Shoe Federation (WSSF) Plattsburgh, NY– 10/3/2017 – The annual snowshoe race we've all been crowing about for the last 6 years has just earned an exciting new title as the WSSF North American Showshoe Championship, a distinction that makes this family-friendly race even more attractive to eager, competitive snowshoers. But that doesn’t mean the event's fun atmosphere isn’t still a top priority for Jeremy Drowne, the race organizer and co-owner of Kinetic Running in Downtown Plattsburgh. Jeremy takes great pride in this race because "it allows for all ages and abilities to give snowshoeing a shot while showcasing and benefiting the beautiful New Land Trust", a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing and sustaining the property for health of the environment and the enjoyment of the public. Since its start, Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe has seen tremendous growth and its success will only continue to expand with this new title. 2018’s Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe race will include:  Kids ½ mile Snow Shoe Scramble·  Junior 5K Championships·  Open/Masters 10K Championship· Currently, Cock-A-Doodle-Shoe is looking for local business sponsors to support this community event. Interested? Reach out to Jeremy Drowne at 518.376.1809 or cockadoodleshoe@gmail.com for more information. Stay tuned for more details and online registration coming soon to cockadoodleshoe.com! ### About the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, was established in 1994 as the official tourism promotion agency for the travel and tourism industry in Clinton County , NY . Based in Plattsburgh , NY , the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau contributes to the county's economic development and quality of life by promoting the region as a destination for leisure and group travel with a particular focus on history, agriculture and outdoor recreation including cycling, paddling, fishing, boating and skiing. For more information about Clinton County tourism, please contact the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau at 518.563.1000, visit goadirondack.com or log onto Facebook.com/AdkCoast. 10.04.17

GRAND OPENING of WEST CHAZY

GRAND OPENING of new facility for West Chazy family-owned business on October 8th D & D Meats reveals state-of-the-art building – one-of-a-kind in Clinton County ! Plattsburgh, NY– 9/02/2017

One year and half a million dollars later, D & D Meats, a family-ownedand-operated business in West Chazy, NY, will reveal the impressive expansion to their multi-faceted business – a 2,650-square-foot, state-of-the-art meat production and packaging facility – the only one of its kind in Clinton County. Shane Dutil says “we are currently a USDA custom exempt facility with a license to slaughter and process all domestic and wild game in house. This expansion has been a difficult road, but we hope it will allow us to provide even better products and services to the community in a more efficient and effective manner – hopefully one day with that USDA stamp on it!” To celebrate the start of a new journey, the Dutil’s are inviting all to join them for their Grand Opening on October 8th from 9am-5pm at 8945 Route 22, West Chazy, NY! Customers of all ages are invited to enjoy cotton candy, desserts, cappuccinos, maple treats made from their very own Tappin’ and Sappin’ Sugarworks maple, and -- of course -- samples upon samples of their different meats! FREE drawings for gift baskets, gift certificates and more will be held throughout the event. Experience everything you used to love and more! When: October 8, 2017 Where: D & D Meats, 8945 Route 22, West Chazy, NY 12992 Time: 9am-5pm Follow D & D Meats at facebook.com/ddmeatsprocessing for more event information or contact Shane Dutil at jeezumcrowbeefproducts@yahoo.com. ### About D & D Meats This family owned and operated business has grown to offer over 100 different products made in-house from Tappin' and Sappin' Sugarworks and Jeezum Crow Smokehouse, including smoked cheeses, wild game, smoked meats, beef jerky, maple products of all kinds and lots more! Take a trip to West Chazy , NY to visit the Dutils, grab a fresh sandwich at their deli, do some shopping and don't leave without filling your gas tank and purchasing something delicious for the road! Call 518.493.2300 or visit jcjerky.com for more information! 10.04.17

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