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Robert O. Williams is considered to be one of the world's foremost experts

Robert O. Williams is considered to be one of the world's foremost experts in subtle energy engineering and technology. He is an inventor and educator who lectures at leading universities, has worked with many prominent scientists, and is the inventor/ developer of Quantum Code Technology™. He is also a renowned musician, having worked with such artists as The Beach Boys, Paul Horn and Charles Lloyd. Williams' new book, Love Is the Power, shares true stories of his life through vivid memories of his unique childhood, an inspiring account of his talent and perseverance as a saxophone player, and the extraordinary journey through multiple near death experiences which culminated in years of research and invention of QCT™ and the One08 Heart+App. I would be happy to forward a copy of Robert's inspiring book in consideration of an interview or review from you. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him, or forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you a JPEG of the author and the book cover. Thank you. Dea Shandera-Hunter, (747) 239.1715, (310) 699.7880  deashandera@yahoo.com 10.18.17

A copy of No Time To Bury Them,

Hi Martin - Please let me know if you're interested in receiving a copy of No Time To Bury Them, a gritty new historical fiction from Canadian author Mark C. Eddy. More info below: The Yukon, 1907: North America 's last untamed frontier. Dawson City has reached its tipping point. The citizens, and the people they count on to protect them, now live under the brutal control of Eric Morgan, a violent gang leader. Morgan's power has only grown since the days of the Klondike Gold Rush, and he now prepares for his greatest score yet. Dawson City 's salvation rests with Inspector Richard Carol, who will lead a team of Mounties to liberate the city. But can he trust his own people? And with so many of his own battles to fight, can Richard trust himself? In No Time To Bury Them, author Mark C. Eddy provides a gripping narrative depicting the brutal realities of this exceptional time in Canadian history. "Everyone knows about the American Wild West," says Eddy, "but the Yukon , in the days around the Gold Rush, was Canada 's Wild West. For Canadians, it was our time and place of untamed frontiers, lawlessness, bigger-than-life heroes, and brave women and men that faced challenges unseen in today's Canada ." In addition to providing readers with an engaging and exciting narrative, No Time To Bury Them also provides: A glimpse into a fascinating and brutal era in Canada 's history An exploration of the bravery of the early Mounties Thrilling scenes depicting historically accurate shoot-outs A great gift for history enthusiasts  Looking forward to hearing from you, Martin!   My best, Sophia, 856.489.8654, ext. 325 sophia.moriarty@smithpublicity.com 10.18.17

FlipBelt Crops Highlights:

Rear Zipper – A hidden pocket provides easy access to smaller items such as cash and cards. Front Pockets – Multiple front access points are perfect for storing one's phone, keys, gel, water, and more. Key Hook – A built-in key hook gives an extra level of security for car and house keys. Moisture Wicking & Anti-Microbial Fabric – They're built to support and endure the toughest workouts. Comfortable Design – Flatlock seams and a 4-way stretch cut down on chafing while exercising. Machine Wash and Dry – An easy care regimen keeps laundry day simple. Retail Price--$89.00. Warmly, Nicki Thomas Veteran PR P. 708-733-0728 E. nicki@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 10.18.17

Introducing FlipBelt Crops,

Introducing FlipBelt Crops, functional workout crops that solves the common problem of where to put our stuff when we are working out or simply on the go. These amazing athletic crops allow you to carry all of your essentials (phone, keys, money, inhaler and more) comfortably with you hands free while you are at the gym, hitting the trails or out and about. You will never look at your athletic wear the same again. I have included some details below. Would you like to see a sample for consideration? Great for the upcoming holiday gifting season! Check them out at www.flipbelt.com.  --Nicki 10.18.17

Can you recommend a Bahamian author?

Can you recommend a Bahamian author? Probably not. I'm an author of Bahamian descent and I was stumped when a book blogger asked me that question in 2013. So in 2017, I founded Duho Books, a boutique publisher based in
Washington , D.C. , to give rise to underrepresented authors, stories and viewpoints related to the Bahamas and Bahamian culture. To coincide with Duho's September launch, we released three titles: Back to Life (15th anniversary edition, Wendy Coakley-Thompson), The Lights of Home (Marin Frederique) and My Name Is Karma (N.A. Cash). Our mission at Duho is unique and long overdue: We want to preserve Bahamian culture through the written word and disseminate it to the world. Please let me know if you would like complimentary copies of our fall releases in consideration of reviews or features. I'm also available for media interviews. If you would like to run the story below, I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of our authors and the book covers. Thank you. Wendy Coakley-Thompson President, Duho Books  1405 S. Fern St., #547   Arlington , VA 22202-2810 , Phone: 703.568.3492 Fax: 888.397.7870, Publicity@duhobooks.com DrWendy@duhobooks.com 10.17.18  

It's clear there's tension in America

It's clear there's tension in America between its citizens and the police officers who've sworn to protect them. Former deputy Darron Spencer is doing all he can to alter perceptions and help officers everywhere serve their communities more effectively. In his newly published paperback, Humane Policing: How Perspectives Can Influence Our Performance, Spencer outlines his unique approach to police work that aims to transform the relationship between law enforcement and the general public through improved — and far more productive — interactions. Humane Policing was recently awarded the 2017 Book Excellence Award in the Law category from Literary Excellence Incorporated. We would very much appreciate your help in getting this message out to your audience via your blog or other social media sites.  You can view Spencer discussing a recent shooting incident in Seattle with King5 News here: https://www.facebook.com/KING5News/videos/10154777370866476/. Thank you. Kate Marlowe, 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 10.15.17

SUPPORTING VETS, HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SAN FERNANDO/SANTA CLARITA VALLEYS

BECOMES HOMES 4 FAMILIESTM

Special to The Montreal Tribune - September 20, 2017 (Woodland Hills, CA) – Habitat for Humanity San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys has become one with its sister organization Homes 4 FamiliesTM, it was announced today by Board Chairman Hunt Braly and President & CEO Donna Deutchman. Under the newly merged organization, the non-profit will expand its veteran-specific housing model to provide services and homes beyond Los Angeles .  Homes 4 FamiliesTM was originally launched in 2008 as a sister agency to the Habitat affiliate that was founded in 1990 to serve low-income families. "We will now operate under the Homes 4 Families name to better focus on supporting low income veterans," said Braly. Homes 4 FamiliesTM pioneered the Enriched Neighborhood® model, an innovative, outcome-proven program in which families gain access to comprehensive services in addition to permanent housing.  Five years ago, the organization's board of directors and staff recognized the specific, unmet needs of low-income veterans and their families, and redirected their focus towards this population. Under the Homes 4 FamiliesTM, the organization began a groundbreaking partnership with the California Department of Veterans Affairs (CalVet) to begin building homes for military veterans, servicemen, servicewomen and their families. The impact has been astounding. With the support of CalVet and other generous corporate sponsors and individual donors, Homes 4 FamiliesTM has built 144 homes in 5 Enriched Neighborhoods® in Northern Los Angeles communities including Burbank, Santa Clarita, Pacoima, and Sylmar. Homes 4 FamiliesTM provides veterans with no-cost social services that equip them to succeed in civilian life, including financial education, therapeutic workshops, trauma-informed programs and veteran-to-veteran support. To date, Homes 4 FamiliesTM has had zero foreclosures, with families receiving the full equity of their homes and seeing household incomes increase by an average of 19%. Homes 4 FamiliesTM is currently building 80 homes for families in Santa Clarita, Palmdale and North Hollywood , and the nonprofit organization is empowering low-income veterans and their families to enter the middle class through affordable homeownership or housing and holistic services that build resiliency, self-sufficiency and economic growth. The organization is now expanding its services geographically.  About Homes 4 FamiliesTM  Homes 4 FamiliesTM (www.homes4families.org) empowers low-income veterans and their families to enter the middle class through affordable, full-equity homeownership and sustainable housing combined with holistic services that build resiliency, self-sufficiency and economic growth. Through its outcome-proven Enriched Neighborhood® model, the nonprofit provides servicemen, servicewomen and their families with comprehensive wraparound services that equip them to succeed in civilian life, including financial education, therapeutic workshops, trauma-informed programs and veteran-to-veteran support. With more than ten years of research-backed experience and success, Homes 4 FamiliesTM works closely with the California Department of Veterans Affairs and others to build permanent, thriving veteran communities.  Media Contact: Larry Deutchman 818-522-6229  larry.deutchman@gmail.com

Nike Runs Away From Question on Ideological Tolerance

Do Nike and Other Outwardly Liberal Corporations Create Hostile Work Environments for Conservative Employees?
National Center 's Free Enterprise Project Urges Footwear Giant to Expand Its Concept of Inclusion to Include Varying Viewpoints 

Special to The Montreal Tribune - Beaverton , OR / Washington , DC  - At today's annual meeting of Nike investors, the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project (FEP) quizzed the athletic apparel giant over its public opposition to President Donald Trump's agenda and whether those stances, and other liberal corporate actions, create a hostile work environment for its more conservative employees.  In response, Nike CEO Mark Parker spoke only about the company's supposed commitment to diversity without ever answering the question. "Parker proved that he, like so many other leading liberal figures, has no idea what diversity really means," said National Center General Counsel and FEP Director Justin Danhof, Esq., who attended today's meeting and presented FEP's question.  "At Nike, it appears that diversity only means what a person looks like on the outside.  Any concept of viewpoint or ideological diversity is lost on Parker and other Nike executives.  True diversity seeks out those with different opinions and values to question the status quo and invite real change and progress."  Danhof submitted his question to Nike executives more than an hour before the meeting.  Breaking from corporate best practices, Nike meeting policy forces shareholders to submit their questions in advance and then does not allow them to actually ask their own questions. About 15 minutes prior to the meeting, a Nike representative informed Danhof that FEP's question was improper.  After a back-and-forth discussion, the representative agreed the company would ask and answer the question.  What happened next was shocking. As presented, the National Center 's question stated: Following President Trump's initial executive order on travel and immigration, CEO Mark Parker blasted the order.  In an email to all company employees, he wrote, "Nike believes in a world where everyone celebrates the power of diversity."  Polling indicates nearly half of registered voters support Trump's actions on immigration.  Certainly the company employs a few such supporters who may have felt threatened by Mr. Parker's email.  Furthermore, after Starbucks similarly came out against Trump's proposed travel restrictions, Business Insider reported that "Starbucks' brand ha[d] taken a beating."   Nike also publicly blasted President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.  Again, polling on Trump's decision shows a nation that is deeply divided and largely split along partisan lines.  Surely the company has employees who support the President's decision not to knee-cap the American economy relative to nations such as China and India . These are just two examples in a long line of Nike's left-leaning public stances. FEP then asked: The topic of workplace ideological diversity recently became heightened with the firing of a Google engineer who dared to question the liberal groupthink at that company. Does Nike's management consider the impact on its conservative and libertarian employees when it consistently takes liberal public policy positions? If so, why don't their opinions seem to matter? Instead of reading the question in its entirety, Nike executives choose to remove all of the question's content and introductory language, and only asked the final two sentences. Here was Parker's entire response: Well, first of all, we value the opinions of all of our employees... uh... Our values are very clear... uh... when it comes to diversity and inclusion — uh, clear and consistent. And we feel it's important for us to... ah... have that voice... ah... The policies that we... uh... stand for are aligned with our values as a company when it regards... ah... diversity, inclusion and... uh... sustainability. And I'm proud of the positions we've taken in that respect.  Audio of the question and answer is available here"Huh?" responded Danhof.  "Parker's response was so incoherent that it's hard to wrap your mind around it, unless you realize that he likely lives in a elitist liberal world in which no one dares to question his values.  It doesn't occur to folks like Parker that diversity of opinion is valuable, as it doesn't exist in their orbit."  "When Nike's Mark Parker came out against a more law-abiding and security-minded Trump immigration policy, he lectured his staff about 'our values.'  He called it a policy 'we don't support,' and implied those who did support it were bigots.  In this polarized political climate, Trump supporters working at Nike can't feel comfortable having their opinions known in the workplace," said National Center Vice President David W. Almasi.  "We've already seen conservative and libertarian workers in the technology sector sent packing for what they believe in their hearts and not how they perform on the job.  After what he has said, Parker owes Nike workers an assurance that their personal beliefs won't harm their employment." The National Center 's Free Enterprise Project has been at the forefront of efforts to protect American workers from discrimination based on ideological grounds.  Earlier this year, Danhof similarly questioned tech giant Alphabet's commitment to diversity (Alphabet is Google's parent company).  In response, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt simply claimed there was no dissension at Google because everyone had the same values.  However, following the meeting, Danhof's inbox was flooded with emails from conservative Google employees thanking him for standing up and saying publicly what they were to afraid to say – that conservatives and their ideas are unwelcome at Google.  To further debunk Schmidt's assertion, the company later fired software engineer James Damore after he publicly challenged the company to be more open to diverse viewpoints.  After Damore's firing, Danhof recounted this narrative in an opinion piece published byInvestor's Business Daily. Following the ouster of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over his support for traditional marriage, the National Center started the Employee Conscience Protection Project that asks corporations to voluntarily amend their codes of conduct to add workplace protections for private political and policy activities.  To date, that program has been adopted by more than a dozen major corporations that employ more than five million Americans collectively. Overall, FEP has participated in 20 shareholder meetings this year.  Launched in 2007, the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project is the nation's preeminent free-market activist group – focusing on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business.  Since 2014, its representatives have participated in around 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 for 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).  The 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. 9.21.17

Stay Safe at Home with SABRE's New Fake Security Key Pad. 

The authentic looking decoy device is designed to stop thieves in their tracks. 

Special to The Montreal Tribune - SABRE, the self-defense brand trusted by police and consumers worldwide, is pleased to announce the expansion of their Home Series with the launch of the Fake Security Key Pad. SABRE's Home Series offers innovative solutions for all budgets, including DIY options, standalone systems, wireless alarms, and faux alternatives. Their new decoy home security device has been specially designed to look and feel like a real security system—but without the price tag.  "While a home system is the most secure way to protect yourself and your possessions, it's not always in the budget," explains SABRE CEO David Nance. "Our new keypad creates the most realistic illusion that your building is safely under surveillance."  Fake Security Key Pad Highlights  Realistic Appearance – It resembles a professional system down to its low light activated, light-up key pad.  Effective – Studies have shown that burglars will turn tail at the first sign of a security system.   Weatherproof – It can be used both indoors and out.  Works for Residential and Commercial – It can be used on homes, offices, apartments, or buildings.  Easy to Install – With no wires and low battery consumption, it only takes minutes to install peace of mind. "Thieves are just looking for another easy target," said Nance. "Even something as small as a faux key pad can discourage them from breaking in."  The new key pad can also be used alongside SABRE's Fake Security Camera Dome or Fake Outdoor Security Camera for a more sophisticated system.  When it's time to upgrade, the SABRE Home Series offers the most user-friendly, loudest systems on the market developed by the most trusted professionals in the business. About  SABRE, the no. 1 pepper spray trusted by police and consumers worldwide, is family owned and operated with four decades of experience and is the leading brand in personal safety. The company's law enforcement grade pepper sprays provide consumers with the same superior quality chosen exclusively by the New York Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and law enforcement agencies worldwide. SABRE has trained 3,500 officers around the globe on the use of force and how to use pepper spray. SABRE also has a line of consumer personal alarms and home security systems, and is dedicated to educating its customers. SABRE's Personal Safety Academy is available through certified instructors around the world to help teach personal safety skills to SABRE users. Learn more at http://www.SABREred.com, on Facebook at 'SABRE-Security Equipment Corporation', on Twitter @SABRERed or on Instagram @SABRESafety. Nicki Thomas, Veteran PR  708-733-0728  www.veteranpr.com  9.21.17

Nike Runs Away From Question on Ideological Tolerance

Do Nike and Other Outwardly Liberal Corporations Create Hostile Work Environments for Conservative Employees? National
Center 's Free Enterprise Project Urges Footwear Giant to Expand Its Concept of Inclusion to Include Varying Viewpoints   Beaverton, OR/Washington, DC - At today's annual meeting of Nike investors, the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project (FEP) quizzed the athletic apparel giant over its public opposition to President Donald Trump's agenda and whether those stances, and other liberal corporate actions, create a hostile work environment for its more conservative employees.  In response, Nike CEO Mark Parker spoke only about the company's supposed commitment to diversity without ever answering the question. "Parker proved that he, like so many other leading liberal figures, has no idea what diversity really means," said National Center General Counsel and FEP Director Justin Danhof, Esq., who attended today's meeting and presented FEP's question.  "At Nike, it appears that diversity only means what a person looks like on the outside.  Any concept of viewpoint or ideological diversity is lost on Parker and other Nike executives.  True diversity seeks out those with different opinions and values to question the status quo and invite real change and progress."  Danhof submitted his question to Nike executives more than an hour before the meeting.  Breaking from corporate best practices, Nike meeting policy forces shareholders to submit their questions in advance and then does not allow them to actually ask their own questions. About 15 minutes prior to the meeting, a Nike representative informed Danhof that FEP's question was improper.  After a back-and-forth discussion, the representative agreed the company would ask and answer the question.  What happened next was shocking. 9.21.17

As presented, the
National Center 's question stated:

Following President Trump's initial executive order on travel and immigration, CEO Mark Parker blasted the order.  In an email to all company employees, he wrote, "Nike believes in a world where everyone celebrates the power of diversity."  Polling indicates nearly half of registered voters support Trump's actions on immigration.  Certainly the company employs a few such supporters who may have felt threatened by Mr. Parker's email.  Furthermore, after Starbucks similarly came out against Trump's proposed travel restrictions, Business Insider reported that "Starbucks' brand ha[d] taken a beating."  Nike also publicly blasted President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.  Again, polling on Trump's decision shows a nation that is deeply divided and largely split along partisan lines.  Surely the company has employees who support the President's decision not to knee-cap the American economy relative to nations such as China and India . These are just two examples in a long line of Nike's left-leaning public stances.  FEP then asked: The topic of workplace ideological diversity recently became heightened with the firing of a Google engineer who dared to question the liberal groupthink at that company. Does Nike's management consider the impact on its conservative and libertarian employees when it consistently takes liberal public policy positions? If so, why don't their opinions seem to matter? Instead of reading the question in its entirety, Nike executives choose to remove all of the question's content and introductory language, and only asked the final two sentences.  Here was Parker's entire response: Well, first of all, we value the opinions of all of our employees... uh... Our values are very clear... uh... when it comes to diversity and inclusion — uh, clear and consistent. And we feel it's important for us to... ah... have that voice... ah... The policies that we... uh... stand for are aligned with our values as a company when it regards... ah... diversity, inclusion and... uh... sustainability. And I'm proud of the positions we've taken in that respect. Audio of the question and answer is available here   "Huh?" responded Danhof.  "Parker's response was so incoherent that it's hard to wrap your mind around it, unless you realize that he likely lives in a elitist liberal world in which no one dares to question his values.  It doesn't occur to folks like Parker that diversity of opinion is valuable, as it doesn't exist in their orbit." "When Nike's Mark Parker came out against a more law-abiding and security-minded Trump immigration policy, he lectured his staff about 'our values.'  He called it a policy 'we don't support,' and implied those who did support it were bigots.  In this polarized political climate, Trump supporters working at Nike can't feel comfortable having their opinions known in the workplace," said National Center Vice President David W. Almasi.  "We've already seen conservative and libertarian workers in the technology sector sent packing for what they believe in their hearts and not how they perform on the job.  After what he has said, Parker owes Nike workers an assurance that their personal beliefs won't harm their employment." The National Center 's Free Enterprise Project has been at the forefront of efforts to protect American workers from discrimination based on ideological grounds.  Earlier this year, Danhof similarly questioned tech giant Alphabet's commitment to diversity (Alphabet is Google's parent company).  In response, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt simply claimed there was no dissension at Google because everyone had the same values.  However, following the meeting, Danhof's inbox was flooded with emails from conservative Google employees thanking him for standing up and saying publicly what they were to afraid to say – that conservatives and their ideas are unwelcome at Google.  To further debunk Schmidt's assertion, the company later fired software engineer James Damore after he publicly challenged the company to be more open to diverse viewpoints.  After Damore's firing, Danhof recounted this narrative in an opinion piece published byInvestor's Business Daily. Following the ouster of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich over his support for traditional marriage, the National Center started the Employee Conscience Protection Project that asks corporations to voluntarily amend their codes of conduct to add workplace protections for private political and policy activities.  To date, that program has been adopted by more than a dozen major corporations that employ more than five million Americans collectively. Overall, FEP has participated in 20 shareholder meetings this year. Launched in 2007, the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project is the nation's preeminent free-market activist group – focusing on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business.  Since 2014, its representatives have participated in around 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 for 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). The 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

Ideas for encouraging entrepreneurship in Canada

Montreal , September 19, 2017  – Canada is fertile ground for entrepreneurship, but many opportunities nonetheless remain unseized due to ill-advised public policies, shows a Research Paper published today by the MEI. In the World Bank's 2017 Doing Business ranking, for example, which measures the quality and efficiency of the regulatory regime, Canada is ranked 22nd overall out of 190 countries, and 2nd in terms of starting a business. However, it is 46th in terms of trading across borders, and 112th for enforcing contracts. Quebec fares poorly when compared to the other provinces. "The most recent statistics show that it consistently has the lowest entry rate of business, while Alberta consistently has one of the highest," explains Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI and co-author of the publication. This Paper presents the perspective of the Austrian School of Economics on entrepreneurship. This original approach places the entrepreneur at the centre of economic activity as the agent of change, as opposed to the neoclassical approach taught in our universities, in which the entrepreneur's role has been largely erased. "According to this school of thought, interventionist policies undermine entrepreneurship, and it would be better to eliminate harmful policies than to create new ones. That's what entrepreneurs need. Unfortunately, politicians often do the opposite," explains renowned George Mason University Professor Peter Boettke, one of the main contemporary figures of the Austrian School and co-author of this publication. High personal income taxes are an example of a harmful policy. In Quebec , the top combined income tax rate (federal and provincial) is 53.3%. Nova Scotia is first among provinces with a combined rate of 54%. In the United States, not only are marginal rates lower, but they are applied starting at much higher income levels. "With high taxes, entrepreneurs find it more difficult to fund their businesses, not only because they themselves accumulate less wealth, but also because it is generally harder to convince potential investors to invest," says Mr. Bédard. "We can therefore expect there to be less entrepreneurship." The capital gains tax, the lack of flexibility when it comes to hiring and firing, and corporate subsidies are also policies that slow down entrepreneurship in Canada . Legal monopolies, like those for alcohol, gambling, or electricity, for example, also make the economy less dynamic since they are not subjected to competition and have few incentives to innovate. Occupational licensing and interprovincial trade barriers also have the effect of discouraging entrepreneurship. "Politicians, even if they have good intentions, hurt entrepreneurs when they choose to intervene in the market with various programs and regulations. A more promising approach would be to review policies that discourage entrepreneurship, and to let entrepreneurs succeed or fail on their own merits. This is how an economy creates wealth, that is, by making sure that entrepreneurs and investors concentrate their efforts on productive activities that add value by responding to the true needs of consumers," concludes Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI. The Research Paper entitled How to Foster Entrepreneurship in Canada: The Teachings of the Austrian School of Economics was prepared by Mathieu Bédard, Economist at the MEI, and Peter J. Boettke, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University. This publication is available on our website. The Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its studies and its conferences, the MEI stimulates debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing wealth-creating reforms based on market mechanisms.  Interview requests: Pascale Déry, Vice President, Communications and Development, MEI / Tel.: 514-273-0969 ext. 2233 / Cell.: 514-502-6757 / Email: pdery@iedm.org  9.21.17

Today, Bibby Financial Services 

Today, Bibby Financial Services (BFS) released the results of the Global Business Monitor, an international survey of over 1,600 small or medium-sized businesses (SMEs) with less than 250 employees in the wholesale, manufacturing, construction, transport, and service sectors. This year’s survey has interesting results, particularly in Canada where 54 percent of Canadian respondents describe the current economy as positive, while only 11 percent feel it is performing poorly. Canadian SMEs expect the positive economic outlook to translate into higher sales with 70 percent expecting sales growth over the next 12 months, the highest of any country surveyed.  Views on the global economy were less optimistic, including: Seventy-four percent of Canadian SMEs express concern about the global economic outlook - Sixty-five percent of all global SMEs have concerns about the state of the global economy - SMEs overall believe the top five threats that may hinder growth in 2017 are the political situation in the U.S. (29%), Brexit (20%), mentions of conflict/ war/terrorism (15%),  protectionism / declining international trade (10%) and slowing growth in China (7%) Below is a news release with more information. Calum Williamson, President at BFS Canada is available to provide more detail on the results. I am happy to coordinate an interview. Best,  Whitney 9,21,17

Canadian SMEs Prioritize Domestic Growth and Express Global Concerns

70 percent of SMEs in Canada expect sales to grow over the next 12 months, the most confident of all countries surveyed -Over half (54%) of respondents describe the Canadian economy as performing positively - Canadian SMEs are significantly more concerned about the global economy (74%)

TORONTO, September 21, 2017 – Though concerned about the global economy, Canadian small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are relatively confident about the current state of the domestic economy and the outlook for business over the next 12 months, according to the latest Global Business Monitor report, an annual survey of SMEs undertaken by cross-border financing provider, Bibby Financial Services (BFS). The study surveyed SME owners and decision makers in the U.S., Canada, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, the Republic of Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore and the UK. Over half of Canadian respondents (54%) describe the current Canadian economic performance as positive, while only 11 percent feel the economy is performing poorly. The vast majority of respondents expect the Canadian economy to maintain or improve on its current performance over the next 12 months. Only 15 percent expect the domestic economy to worsen. Canadian SMEs expect the positive economic outlook to translate into higher sales with 70 percent expecting sales growth over the next 12 months, the highest of any country surveyed. Canadian views are far less positive on the global economy, with 74 percent expressing concern about the global economic outlook. Additionally, only 24 percent feel that the global economy is performing well. Foremost among their concerns is the political situation in the U.S. , where the new Administration has pledged to re-negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). As a result, only 6 percent of Canadian SMEs see trading internationally as the greatest growth opportunity for their business. Calum Williamson, President / Managing Director - Canada , Bibby Financial Services said: “Out of all the countries surveyed, Canadian SMEs are the most confident about their sales prospects, in part reflecting greater confidence in the Canadian economy and its outlook after several years of lacklustre growth. Canadian SMEs see domestic expansion as the most promising growth opportunity and continue to be wary of global instability with less than a third engaging in international trade.” While sales remain strong, survey respondents see rising overheads/costs as their biggest business challenge, currently and over the next 12 months. Currency volatility, lack of skilled staff in a tightening labor market and government red tape were also widely cited challenges. For the nearly one third of Canadian SMEs that trade internationally, government red tape and currency volatility topped the list of challenges. Williamson added: “Canadian SMEs still have challenges to overcome at home. In order to run a successful business, SMEs need a skilled workforce and solid understanding of the regulatory landscape. At the same time, the survey findings indicate that more needs to be done to help SMEs better understand and pursue the opportunities to trade internationally as the world economy, despite its challenges, continues to globalize

Canadian SMEs Prioritize Domestic Growth and Express Global Concerns

September 20, 2017

NOTES TO EDITORS - About Bibby Financial Services - Bibby Financial Services is a leading independent financial services partner to more than 10,250 businesses worldwide providing more than $1.25 billion in funding annually and handling $11.6 billion in annual client turnover globally.  With over 44 operations in 13 countries spanning Europe , North America and Asia , we provide asset-based lending and factoring solutions to help businesses grow in domestic and international markets. Established in 2001, Bibby Financial Services North America has seven offices in the U.S. and Canada that support businesses in virtually any industry. We hold memberships in the Commercial Finance Association, the International Factoring Association, and the American Finance Association.  Bibby Financial Services is part of Bibby Line Group (BLG), a diverse and forward-looking family business with over 200 years’ experience of providing personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions.  To find out more about Bibby USA and Bibby Canada, please visit www.bibbyusa.com or www.bibbycanada.ca. Methodology - The Global Business Monitor is an international survey of small and medium sized businesses across the U.S. , Ireland , United Kingdom , Germany , Poland , France , Czech Republic , Netherlands , Canada , Singapore and Hong Kong . Respondent businesses have up to 250 employees and operate in wholesale / retail, manufacturing, construction, transport, and services sectors. Research was conducted throughout June and July 2017 by Critical Research and 1,655 telephone interviews were undertaken. Whitney Norris, Associate, Corporate Advisory Whitney.Norris@hkstrategies.com   D: +1 212-885-0427  M: +1 724-372-3562   Hill+Knowlton Strategies  466 Lexington Avenue, 4th Floor   New York, New York, 10017  United States   www.hkstrategies.com 9.21.17

FedEx Targeted in "Fake Transparency" Scam

Investor Alert: All FedEx Corporation Shareholders Urged to Reject Proposal #7 on Company's Proxy Statement . Shipping Giant Being Pressured by Organized Labor, Leftist Investors to Sever Ties With U.S. Chamber of Commerce, American Legislative Exchange Council

Memphis, TN/Washington, DC - In advance of the FedEx Corporation's annual meeting of shareholders, the National Center for Public Policy Research's Free Enterprise Project (FEP) - the nation's leading proponent of free-market investor activism - urges all FedEx shareholders to vote against a proposal that promotes "fake transparency" and could threaten freedom of speech and betray the company's best business interests.  "Freedom of speech and freedom of association are under attack by a well-funded, well-organized campaign of liberal activist investors.  The American left was once a champion of free speech, but - as they lose ground on policy debates - they have increasingly become opponents of these once widely-respected rights," said National Center General Counsel and FEP Director Justin Danhof, Esq., who is set to represent the organization at the meeting.  "This leftist coalition is now hoping to co-opt FedEx into its anti-speech fold by asking it to disassociate from pro-business organizations.  FedEx should steel its spine against such attacks and its investors should reject this movement outright." At the FedEx shareholder meeting, to be held at the company's world headquarters in Memphis , Tennessee on September 25, investors will vote on a proposal sponsored by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Fund and Investor Voice (representing the Equality Network Foundation).  Proposal #7  calls on the company to disclose all policies and "direct and indirect" payments for "grassroots lobbying communications" and to reveal its affiliations with non-profit groups.  Despite claims that "full disclosure" is in shareholders' best interests to monitor the company's "expressed goals," FEP notes transparency demands are a common tactic used by leftist political activists to curtail freedom of speech.  The obvious intention is to target FedEx's affiliations with conservative groups.  Proposal #7 specifically names the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) - groups FedEx works with to advance shareholder interests.   FEP opposed similar proposals this year at the annual meetings of Eli LillyBoeing and Disney.  It has also questioned corporate executives and filed shareholder proposals at companies such as General Electric  and Boeing for explanations about how charitable donations match company goals.  At the FedEx meeting, Danhof will argue the proposal has no relevance to fulfilling corporate goals and is simply a means to censor those that the leftist activists cannot otherwise censor because of constitutional protections of free speech.  FEP warned about this very issue at the 2012 FedEx shareholder meeting.  At that time, FedEx CEO Fred Smith responded that "we would be irresponsible if we did not participate in public policy matters... [and] we support those organizations who are in general alignment with the company's interests." FedEx opposes Proposal #7. 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. Monday's meeting will mark 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 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 . Philippine economy got better because more and more were distributed plus the fact that foreign investments start to open up not exclusively to the top economic kingpins of the control that controlled the Philippines for the past 60 years by some 50 families who are now being investigated for tax evasion. The Philippine index in the stock exchange rolled and more of them feel more comfortable and relaxed as to their future in the country.9.21.17

Just wanted to follow up and see

Just wanted to follow up and see if you had a chance to read our release sent out this past Friday on our survey among Jaumo users in the USA titled  Body-check America :  Natural is the New Sexy. A recap can be viewed below. We'd truly love your feedback and thoughts. The app is free and doesn't require an email to sign up, however, as a current press exclusive if you'd like to review the VIP premium features, let us know and we'll arrange access to accommodate you. I will personally walk all interested press through activation. You may book a meeting with me directly here: www.calendly.com/gopublix  Press Kit: https://www.jaumo.com/press/  Also, to highlight the satisfaction among Jaumo users according to the latest Applause Survey in 2016 on Dating Apps, out of apps that received 10,00 reviews -- Jaumo was rated in the top percentile with a satisfaction and quality rating of 72.0 among the ones rated 50.0 and above, even above some of the other known apps used by US consumers.  9.21.17

With wine harvest season upon us

With wine harvest season upon us, OpenTable today revealed the 50 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in Canada, as determined by 515,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in  Canada .  As wine consumption continues to grow in popularity among Canadians*, it is only fitting to recognize restaurants across the country serving up some of the best red, white and rosé selections to complement their cuisine. Based on diner reviews, three Montréal restaurants made the list and will continue to deliver perfect food and wine pairings all season long:  L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon – Montréal  Le Club Chasse et Peche
Pullman  Other Québec restaurants on the list include:  Le Baccara – Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau
, Québec Le Cellier du Roi Par Jérôme Ferrer – Bromont, Québec Sterling Restaurant – Gatineau , Québec   For the complete list of the 50 Best Restaurants for Wine Lovers in Canada , please see the press release below. The list can also be viewed online here:  https://www.opentable.com/m/canada-best-wine-list/  If you'd like to speak with an OpenTable spokesperson or would like more information regarding this announcement, please contact us at OpenTablePR@stratamp.com.  Best regards,  Sachin  *Statistics Canada (2017). Control and sale of alcoholic beverages, year ending March 31, 2016 . Retrieved  from http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/170502/dq170502a-eng.htm 9.21.17 

It takes courage to pursue a dream

It takes courage to pursue a dream ... no matter how tough the journey.  Jersey girl Kerri Walker had a dream to live in France , but even with a college degree earning the money was impossible. Three years ago, this determined young woman decided there was only one way to get the money: stripping! And get the money she did – saving over $100,000 in just one year!. Fearless! An Exotic Dancer's Guide to Personal and Professional Success is Kerri's bold and feisty memoir that chronicles her journey from a dingy hole near the Jersey Shore to upscale clubs in New York City . I'd like to send a copy of Walker 's enthralling new book in consideration of an interview or review from you. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Kerri, 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. Mandy Dopp, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 , Friendswood , TX 77549 , mdopp@ascotmediagroup.com   www.ascotmedia.com   832.891.3524 Direct    281.333.3507 Phone   832.569.5539 Fax - 9.21.17

Music industry icon Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks

Music industry icon Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks is a trailblazer who helped shape soul music in every form and paved the way for African American executives and artists. His books, The Anatomy of a Record Company: How to Survive the Record Business, The Harvard Report Censored and The Anatomy of the Music Industry: How The Game Was and How The Game Has Changed, invite readers on an unparalleled journey through the evolution of the music industry as a whole with a special emphasis on the changes that black music brought to the music landscape. Please allow me to send you complimentary copies of these information-packed volumes in consideration of reviews or an interview with Dr. Westbrooks, who can speak on why soul music is soothing for the soul, especially in times like these. Simply contact me to schedule an interview, and let me know if I may send review copies of the books. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Westbrooks and the book covers. Thank you. View Westbrooks interview with Fox News here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh08X53T8Ks. Kate Bannon, 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 9.21.17

Human cadavers were in high demand in the late 1800s

Human cadavers were in high demand in the late 1800s as medical researchers frantically sought cures to the epidemics sweeping across the country. But just how far would doctors go to advance their medical agendas? In The Ice Merchant, author and pathologist Paul Boor takes readers inside the chilling world of early body trafficking. Set in 1889, the book blends historic and scientific facts with a tale of intrigue and romance that exposes very real truths about the lengths to which medical schools would go to advance their research. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of this riveting story in consideration of a review or interview with Dr. Boor. Simply contact me to schedule an interview, or let me know if I may send a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of the author and book cover. Thank you. Rick Morrison, 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 9.21.17

Bobby Whisnand is exposing the fitness industry

Fitness expert, international speaker and author Bobby Whisnand is exposing the fitness industry for what it really is – fraudulent and out of shape. His latest book, Fitness Frauds: Exposing the Truth About Drugs, Lies, and Flex Appeal, takes aim at the very industry in which he's been a part of for nearly three decades, with his no-nonsense and eye-opening exposé on the truth about the "healthiest" industry of all. I would be happy to send you a PDF of this eye-opening book in consideration of a review from you that may be printed inside the book or on the book's cover.For highlights of Whisnand's keynote speeches, please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPqj7v7Py6E. Samples from his popular lunch-and-learns can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJl6jflE5i8. Kate Bannon, 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 9.21.17

I wanted to see if we can schedule an interview

I wanted to see if we can schedule an interview in the month of September for National Self Awareness Month/ Self Improvement Month because two Canadian Mom's, Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood have created love powered littles daily "I AM" affirmation cards that empower children to have positive self-talk, confidence, self-love and self-worth.  These cards help strengthen the connection between parent and child. This is a current kick starter campaign which runs through September 28. They have raised more than $15,000 towards their $50,000 goal. Our world is at a huge shift of being more conscientious but this is the first time that children are being taught affirmations, self-talk, confidence and self-love.  Are we able to work together to schedule an interview and share the below News Release on your website? If so please share the link with me and I will promote you on our Social Media channels.  Let me know next steps & interview date. Warmly, Heather De Santis, Public Relations    614-565-0996   heather@desantispr.com   www.desantispr.com 9.21.17

Body-check America : Natural is the New Sexy

A new study of the dating app Jaumo concludes that superficiality in online dating is just a preconceived prejudice. A survey among American users shows that the majority of participants do find athleticism attractive but a couple of extra pounds on the hips will not necessarily decrease your chances of finding a date. What attracts Jaumo users, we surveyed 4,440 users in the U.S. to find out.
What is it, that attracts one person to another? Which body features are most important to most people? To answer these questions, Jaumo carried out a survey among more than 4,400 Jaumo users from the
US . Jaumo interviewed them over a period of 4 weeks about their preferences in regards to their own body and personal ideals required of a partner. Users could agree or disagree with the statements outlined in the survey.  Please see the complete results of this survey here.  Jaumo users are not only active flirters
63 percent of the users find an athletic partner attractive and more than half of the respondents don't mind a couple of extra pounds on their significant other's hips. It is noticeable that significantly fewer users, namely 42 percent, consider an athletic body sexy. And the sexes even completely agree on this question! Hairy is not scary On the subject of body hair, the female users are pretty much in total agreement: 76% think chest hair belongs on the male body. The male users see this somewhat differently, but nonetheless, 64 percent of respondents agree. A natural look is also preferred in the downstairs department. 63 percent find a hairy pubic area perfectly acceptable and a total of 70% of the women prefer to see hair when they look down. The way to someone's heart is through their stomach Vegan, vegetarian, low-carb or meat-eater - with so many varied eating preferences, it may be difficult to find a partner with the same nutritional routine. For 77 percent of the Jaumo users, however, a compatible diet with their partner is seen as a must. Google Play  Press Kit (here)    *A fact sheet about Jaumo is attached to this email.  About Jaumo Jaumo is a dating app founded by Jens Kammerer and Benjamin Roth in 2011. Jaumo has 20 million users in 180 countries around the world, more than 2 million of them in the
USA and Canada . The dating app is available for free for iOS and Android. The driving force of the two friends from Germany is to offer an uncomplicated and user-oriented product that binds satisfied customers.Press contact:  Racheal A. Mack North American Media Relations
rmack@gopublix.com
  Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jaumo&hl=de
Apple Store: https://itunes.apple.com/de/app/jaumo-chat-flirt-dating/id522681493?mt=8   9.16.17

 "Disco Fried"

50 Year Anniversary Party For Famed Montreal Pub Winnie's To Feature Book Signing & Live Music - Interviews Available  On September 28th at 5:00 pm , Authors Jules Morse & Meli Dez will launch their book "Disco Fried" at the fifty year anniversary party for famed pub Winnies (1455-1459 Crescent Street, Montreal , Quebec ). "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. In addition to Jules & Meli's book signing, Winnies fifty year anniversary party will feature live music and giveaways.  Jules Morse & Meli Dez, Authors of the upcoming book "Disco Fried" (www.discofried.com) are available for interviews. 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 England prep 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.  For all interviews, please contact: Ryan McCormick at 516-901-1103   Ryan McCormick, 42 Broadway,  Suite 12 - 290,  New York NY   10004  SafeUnsubscribe™ editor@montrealtribune.com   Update Profile | About our service provider   Sent by ryan@goldmanmccormick.com in collaboration with Constant Contact   Try it free today 9.16.17

Wanted to see if we can schedule an interview

I wanted to see if we can schedule an interview in the month of September for National Self Awareness Month/ Self Improvement Month because two Canadian Mom's, Anna Lozano & Lindy Sood have created love powered littles daily "I AM" affirmation cards that empower children to have positive self-talk, confidence, self-love and self-worth.  These cards help strengthen the connection between parent and child. This is a current kick starter campaign which runs through September 28. They have raised more than $15,000 towards their $50,000 goal. Our world is at a huge shift of being more conscientious but this is the first time that children are being taught affirmations, self-talk, confidence and self-love. Are we able to work together to schedule an interview and share the below News Release on your website? If so please share the link with me and I will promote you on our Social Media channels.  Let me know next steps & interview date. Warmly, Heather De Santis 9.14.17

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CANADIAN MOM ENTREPRENEURS LAUNCH LOVE POWERED CO. KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN TO COINCIDE WITH NATIONAL SELF-AWARENESS & SELF-IMPROVEMENT MONTH

ANNA LOZANO & LINDY SOOD HAVE CREATED LOVE POWERED LITTLES DAILY "I AM" AFFIRMATION CARDS THAT EMPOWER CHILDREN TO HAVE POSITIVE SELF-TALK, CONFIDENCE, SELF-LOVE AND SELF-WORTH. THESE CARDS HELP STRENGTHEN THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PARENT & CHILD.

Special to The Montreal Tribune - Oakville , Canada ( 9/13/2017 ) – Mompreneurs Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood are on a mission to create a self-worth movement, powering the next generation of mindful leaders (our children). Lozano and Sood launched a Kickstarter Campaign on September 1 for their new Love Powered Co. daily I AM affirmations cards that empower children to have a positive self-talk, confidence, self-love and self-worth. These cards help strengthen the connection between parent and child. The Kickstarter Campaign, which runs through September 28th, already has 318 backers and has raised $15,356 towards their initial goal of $10,000. They've announced their Stretch Goal of $50,000, which will positively impact 1,000 families. Their Kickstarter Campaign coincides with September's NATIONAL SELF-AWARENESS & SELF-IMPROVEMENT MONTH.   Love Powered Co. backers receive "A Love Powered Little Box Set" of 22 Powers to affirm the greatness within your littles (and their parents!) plus 6 bonus cards to support parents on their new affirmation journey! Both a printed box set and digital box set are available. Product will be shipped out in mid-December. Following the Kickstarter Campaign, the cards will be available on the Love Powered Co. website and at fine retailers across the US and Canada . Each card has an "I AM" Affirmation reminding the child (and parent) of the powers we all have within us to take on the world – the power of love, the power of courage, the power of determination, the power of brilliance, the power of being our own unique selves. Sometimes we feel disconnected from this truth, sometimes we need a little reminder. Lozano and Sood ask, "How awesome would it be if we all had an unwavering sense of knowing that these powers exist within us, that they exist within all of us?" WHAT IS YOUR POWER? By stating positive "I AM" Affirmations and deeply connecting with our littles, we create memorable magic moments that last a lifetime. As these magic moments multiply, they help to develop an unshakeable sense of self-worth in our children, powering them to take on the world. Lozano and Sood say, "Imagine a better tomorrow where fear is replaced with love, hate with compassion and doubt with confidence. All this is possible but it starts with us powering our children today. From the playground to the boardroom, Love Powered inspires our littles to take the torch lead with love and light the way with others." Learn more about Love Powered and watch their video here. ABOUT FOUNDERS ANNA LOZANO AND LINDY SOOD Anna Lozano and Lindy Sood are friends, soul sisters and moms who realized that together, they have a powerful message to share with the world. Months ago, they started talking about what is lacking in the marketplace when it comes to personal growth products for families. How our children were most certainly gaining positive subconscious programming from stating their daily affirmations, but what about being consciously aware of the words they were speaking? We wanted them to understand this beautiful new vocabulary. We wanted them to connect with these positive words and statements. We wanted them to link the affirmations to their own daily experiences, to their own unique feelings and emotions, and to how they interacted with others. We are EXCITED to bring Love Powered Littles to lifeIf you would rather not receive future communications from Boss Babe PR, let us know by clicking here.  Boss Babe PR, United States  Hearing cancelled pending cross-examination – Nicholas Troller v. Manitoba Public Insurance (Star Trek licence plate) WINNIPEG : A hearing which was scheduled to take place September 14, 2017 in Nicholas Troller v. Manitoba Public Insurance has been cancelled, pending cross-examination of the parties. A rescheduled hearing date will be announced in the coming weeks. Background Information The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF.ca) Centre filed a court application against Manitoba Public Insurance (MPI) on behalf of Winnipeg resident Nicholas Troller, whose personalized Star Trek licence plate was deemed "offensive" by MPI. Mr. Troller, an enthusiast of Star Trek, applied and paid the required fee to receive the personalized licence plate "ASIMIL8" in 2015.  MPI approved his application and issued the plate.  Mr. Troller installed the plate on his family vehicle, along with a licence plate border that stated "WE ARE THE BORG" and "RESISTANCE IS FUTILE".  The plate and accompanying border are a reference to Star Trek. As stated in his filed Affidavit, Mr. Troller has been approached by many people commenting positively on the plate and asking for pictures with it.  The plate was renewed by MPI in 2016 without question or concern. On April 26, 2017 , Mr. Troller received a letter from MPI informing him that the plate "is considered offensive."  The letter does not say why the plate is considered offensive, or by whom. In its letter, MPI informed Mr. Troller that he had until May 1, 2017 , to surrender his plate, and did not provide him any recourse to appeal its decision. The Justice Centre wrote to MPI on May 29, 2017 demanding that it reinstate Mr. Troller's licence plate no later than June 9, 2017 . MPI responded on July 7, stating it was "unable to reinstate the plate as requested".
Nicholas Troller seeks a declaration from the Court that MPI's decision to revoke his personalized plate is a violation of his Charter-protected right to free expression. The court application further seeks reinstatement of Mr. Troller's plate, and/or a quashing of the initial decision to revoke.  9.14.17

Winter is right around the corner,

Winter is right around the corner, bringing sweater weather and unpredictable cooler temperatures. The change in weather is one of the leading causes for irritated, dry skin. Skinerals Organic Skincare Collection revitalizes dehydrated skin, locks in moisture and nutrients, and helps to prevent skin irritations.  Skinerals Organic Skin Science is dedicated to providing organic solutions to all skincare needs. Skinerals creates magic using only the best quality, all natural, vegan, organic, gluten-free and cruelty-free skincare products for all skin types. Website:  https://skinerals.com/  With the Luminous Citrine Facial Cleanser, wash away the day while locking in moisture. This is much more than any old soap -  it provides nutrients to your skin. When you use the cleanser, you will nourish your face with vitamin C, B5 and E. The Luminous Citrine Facial Cleanser includes orange peel oil, rooibus leaf, water, olive oil, coconut oil, aloe vera, & activated charcoal. The Luminous Citrine Facial Cleanser lifts out all the gunk your skin collects throughout the day and revives skin with moisture and vitamins, keeping you looking and feeling younger and brighter. Retail: $19.99 The Sweet Jasper Body Lotion utilizes three of nature's best creations; shea butter, coconut oil and aloe vera. These three combined are a powerhouse of healing and moisture. This lotion contains the antioxidant vitamin E, which promotes skin cell turnover and prevents damage. This diminishes wrinkles, reduces scars, stretch marks and cellulite, and revives your skin with a natural glow. The Sweet Jasper Body Lotion provides a long-lasting hydration, keeping dry skin, cellulite, and stretch marks at bay. Retail: $19.99 Topazanite Theraceutical Skin Solution provides a rejuvenating mist, full of is potassium, aiding in the moisturizing of internal and external cells composing and surrounding your skin. This spray revitalizes dry and damaged skin, locking in life and leaving skin feel fresh. Skinerals Theraceutical Skin Solution also contains the dual powers of magnesium and calcium. Magnesium has anti-aging properties that stabilizes your DNA, and also assists in the absorption of calcium. Calcium is critical in cell regeneration and fights against wrinkles and discolored skin. This mist leaves you glowing and feeling refreshed with just a quick spray or two. Retail: $19.99 Are you interested in sampling one or two of these fantastic, organic skin solutions? Please let me know which products you would like to put to the test!  Thanks, Katie Lapinski  Veteran PR  katie@veteranpr.com 9.14.17

Copy of Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose

I'm writing to follow up on my email below with the offer of an advance copy of Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy, set for release in October. Written by renowned psychologist, Dr. Andrew Brandt, Mindful Aging challenges the way our society views aging and providing a radically new, positive approach to growing older that we can all embrace and apply to our every day lives. Looking forward to hearing from you and please let me know if you'd like to receive a copy for coverage consideration. Best, Marissa Eigenbrood  SMITH PUBLICITY, INC.  marissa@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x314 9.14.17

Copy of Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose

I'm reaching out to offer you an advance copy of Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy, the highly anticipated October 2017 release with PESI Publishing & Media. "There is no magical age at which we need to abandon our dreams and surrender our possibilities," says the book's author, renowned psychologist Dr. Andrea Brandt. So, as you think about growing older — which we all do, if we're lucky — ask yourself: Am I really prepared to grow older?  How can I make the most of what life still has to offer? How do I overcome the negative feelings and fears I have over getting older?   What changes can I make in my life right now to lead a more meaningful life as I age? With thought provoking real world stories and examples, Dr. Brandt delivers the answers to these questions and challenges readers to throw out old stereotypes about aging, look at inspiring new evidence, and open ourselves to the very real possibilities that exist for us right now. In Mindful Aging, she also: Identifies cultural and societal connotations about aging and how – and why – we need to rethink them  Offers specific key ways to increase your happiness as you get older  Enlightens readers on the role of mindfulness in creating positive change.Examines the need for creating a vision for life after 50, and how to deal with fear, loss, and resistance along the way Outlines the fundamentals for a healthy, happy post-middle age - from relationships and wellness to mental health, spirituality and more. Describes how to let go of feelings and experiences that no longer serve you from your past  And so much more!  "That we age is inevitable. How we age is largely up to us," Dr. Brandt adds. "As the last of the Baby Boomers have now turned 50 and another 10,000 of their generation retire each day, a huge number of Americans find themselves confronted with the changes and challenges that come with older age and with the reality of finite life. I wanted to offer a beacon of renewal on steady shore for those who temporarily feel lost at sea." Please do let me know if you have any interest in receiving a complimentary advance copy for editorial coverage consideration, or in connecting with Dr. Brandt — who is available for interviews and contributed content. Thank you for your kind consideration of this pitch, Martin. I appreciate it very much, and will look forward to your thoughts! Best, Marissa Eigenbrood / SMITH Publicity, Inc. 856.489.8654 x314 / marissa@smithpublicity.com 9.14.17 About the Author: Andrea Brandt, PhD, MFT, has over 35 years of clinical experience as a renowned psychotherapist, speaker, and author. In her work, Dr. Brandt reveals positive paths to emotional health that teach you how to reinvent and empower yourself. She emphasizes the mind-body-heart connection as a key to mental, physical, and emotional wellness.  A featured media expert, Dr. Brandt has appeared on numerous television programs, radio shows, and podcasts. She is a frequent contributor for Psychology Today and has written blog posts for The Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, Psych Central, and more. Long recognized as a pioneer in the field of treating anger issues, Dr. Brandt is the author of 8 Keys to Eliminating Passive-Aggressiveness, Mindful Anger: A Pathway to Emotional Freedom and her newest book, Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose, and Joy. For more information, visit www.agewithpurpose.com. Mindful Aging is available for preorder on Amazon and will be released on October 10, 2017 wherever fine books are sold. ADVANCE READER COPIES OF MINDFUL AGING AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST  9.14.17

In the midst of National Campus Safety Month

In the midst of National Campus Safety Month, the personal safety company, SABRE, is stressing the importance of safety. SABRE is the world-renowned personal safety product brand, specializing in products such as pepper sprays/gels, personal alarms, stun guns, wireless home/apartment alarms and more. Would you like to set up an interview with SABRE CEO and Personal Safety expert David Nance to discuss campus safety tips and products?  They have put together their top 5 safety tips students should know while on campus. Please let me know if you are interested in learning more, setting up an interview or would like to cover some of their campus safety products.--Nicki  SABRE is encouraging students to follow these safety tips both on and off campus.  1. Before unpacking their boxes, students should check out what free safe ride or walking services are offered by the campus.  2. Students should take a safety seminar or attend a self-defense class. Many colleges offer them free or for credit, and the techniques and strategies can be lifesaving. 3.  For students moving from dorms to apartments, a personal alarm provides portable security. SABRE offers many compact options as well as a Dorm/Apartment Kit for keeping personal belongings safe. 4. Prepare themselves with pepper sprays and gels—one of the most effective ways to deter or distract an attacker, and permitted on most campuses. SABRE has the most potent and reliable options on the market.  5.  Stick together—there is safety in numbers, so stay close to friends when going out or coming home late from parties. For additional information about SABRE and their products visit www.sabrered.com.  Nicki Thomas Veteran PR P. 708-733-0728  E. nicki@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com  9.14.17

FACE atelier

Now, more than ever, are women becoming aware of how their beauty products are made. Even big name beauty brands have lost customers to the fresh & new brands that are cruelty-free & even vegan. FACE atelier is honored to be an official PETA-approved brand while the infamous organization celebrates its 37th birthday! If you're interested in trying a sample, let me know! Thanks :Sammi Celebrate PETA's 37th Birthday with FACE atelier  A Must-Have Cruelty-Free Makeup Brand! FACE atelier prides itself on being one of the rare brands that does NOT test on animals. The brand received PETA approval shortly after it was launched and their CEO was a recipient of PETA's Trailblazer Awardshortly thereafter. Over the past three and a half decades, PETA has rescued an untold number of animals from abusive situations while raising awareness of animal cruelty globally. FACE atelier is dedicated to supporting PETA and all it stands for. Not surprisingly, FACE atelier is also recognized by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program and listed as an approved manufacturer on their website. With or without PETA, FACE atelier wouldn't test on animals as there are many other ways to determine if cosmetic products are safe for consumer use. Makeup shouldn't be a guilty pleasure and FACE atelier's dedication to superior products and animal rights has resulted in a range of celebrated, high-performing products for women of all races, ages and skin types. Ultra Foundation The undisputed star of FACE atelier is Ultra Foundation, beloved by pro makeup artists world-wide. No doubt this is because the impressively sophisticated, silicone-based formula delivers flawless, dewy skin every time. And youdon't need to reach for a primer because it's built into the long-lasting, highly-pigmented formula. Ultra Foundation looks like your skin – only better! 17 shades including 5 unique color adjusters soft focus properties diminish the look of fine lines and wrinkles creates a delicate, lightweight and flexible second skin with a youthful, natural-looking finish moisture, heat, and sebum (oil) resistant  Lipstick  As fall approaches and the temperatures are cooler, FACE atelier turns the heat on with its carefully edited selection of chic, classic and wearable shades of lipstick. Your lips will appreciate the long-lasting and moisturizing resultsthanks to the unusually high pigments levels and myriad of emollients found in the formula. Whatever your shade, babe, you'll perfect your pout every time with FACE atelier lipsticks. High-performing and last lasting - Hydrating and moisturizing - Available in matte, satin and metallic finishes - This year and forever, honor PETA's mission and save a bunny's life by using only cruelty-free brands like FACE atelier!   ABOUT US : At FACE atelier, we believe in innovation, not imitation. Founder Debbie Bonda is committed to offering versatile, easy-to-use products driven by quality, performance and originality. That's why the brand focuses on developing unique, versatile products that meet the needs of both consumers and professionals alike. FACE atelier has a cult-like following among beauty industry professionals, celebrities and consumers worldwide. Our products are cruelty free, non-comedogenic, fragrance and flavor free. Most products are vegan and all perform as promised. For samples or additional information, please visit www.faceatelier.com or contact sammi@chicexecs.com  Contact:  ChicExecs PR   820 Los Vallecitos Ste A-C  San Marcos, CA 92069   www.chicexecs.com 9.14.17

Mothers & Daughters  A Musical Friday, Sept 22 at 7:30 p.m. at The Gladstone, 910 Gladstone Ave. Complementary tickets are available on a first come, first served basis. To request your comps, contact the box office at boxoffice@thegladstone.ca or at 613-233-4523 and specify whether you'd like one or two tickets. Mothers & Daughters is the world première of a new musical by local Ottawa artists: Book by S. Oscar Martin  Music and Lyrics by Jeff Rogers, Rich Rankin, Eric MacIntyre, Andy Ladouceur, Zach Martin and S. Oscar Martin Directed by Maureen Welch Featuring Jaqui Cadieux, Irish O'Brien, Barbara Seabright-Moore, Alyssa Blasak, Sharena Campo, Steve Martin, Jeff Rogers  Celebrate with the amazing women in your life as you laugh and cry together and discover the true yet complex beauty of Mothers and Daughters. A must-see for men too. Who knows... you might learn something!   For more information, please visit thegladstone.ca  9.14.17

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 9.14.17

Can "humane policing" succeed

Can "humane policing" succeed in a society rife with conflict and mistrust? Former deputy Darron Spencer knows from personal experience that the answer is a resounding 'yes!' In his recently published e-book, Humane Policing: How Perspectives Can Influence Our Performance, Spencer shares his unique approach to police work that aims to transform the relationship between law enforcement and the general public through improved — and far more productive — interactions. Also an expert speaker, Spencer is teaching his methods to police departments and communities around the nation. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him, or forward a review copy of his book. You can view Spencer discussing a recent shooting incident in Seattle with King5 News here: https://www.facebook.com/KING5News/videos/10154777370866476/. Thank you. Kate Marlowe
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 9.14.17

Love Is the Power

Robert O. Williams is considered to be one of the world's foremost experts in subtle energy engineering and technology. He is an inventor and educator who lectures at leading universities, has worked with many prominent scientists, and is the inventor/ developer of Quantum Code Technology™. He is also a renowned musician, having worked with such artists as The Beach Boys, Paul Horn and Charles Lloyd.  Williams' new book, Love Is the Power, shares true stories of his life through vivid memories of his unique childhood, an inspiring account of his talent and perseverance as a saxophone player, and the extraordinary journey through multiple near death experiences which culminated in years of research and invention of QCT™ and the One08 Heart+App. I would be happy to forward a copy of Robert's inspiring book in consideration of an interview or review from you. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him, or forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you a JPEG of the author and the book cover. Thank you. Dea Shandera-Hunter   (747) 239.1715  (310) 699.7880  deashandera@yahoo.com  9.14.17

Football season is here

Football season is here, 
America 's favorite pastime - sorry baseball! Jumpstart the weekend by getting off the couch between games and teaming up with your family and friends for a competitive game of Rollors, an award-winning outdoor lawn game. Rollors is known to act as a natural stress relief from failing fantasy leagues, a winning negotiation tactic on unplugging from technology and video games, and best of all, burn off extra calories from doubling up on beer and brats. Burning off post-holiday pounds is hard enough!  Rollors now offers a customization option which lets players personalize goal pieces with names, dates, logos and more. "We wanted to give our fans more options to fit their lifestyle," explained founder Matt Butler. "We've had companies order them for corporate retreats, bride and groom wedding party activities, and athletic leagues. The options are limitless." Rollors is simple to learn, challenging to master and exciting for all ages. This outdoor lawn game combines the best parts of horseshoes, bocce ball, and bowling. Rollors is available for purchase at retailers nationwide including Dicks Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, Amazon and https://rollors.com.  Please let me know if you are interested in additional information or sampling a game for possible inclusion in an upcoming piece! Retail: $49.95  Thanks!  Janie Thomas, Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com, www.veteranpr.com 9.14.17  

SLIPKNOT

DAY OF THE GUSANO - DVD+CD, BLU-RAY+CD, 3LP+DVD, 2DVD+CD AND DIGITAL FORMATS - ~ OCTOBER 20, 2017 ~ VIEW TRAILER HERE -I hope you are doing well. I just wanted to touch base to let you know that after seven wonderful years, I have decided to move on from the JPL to grow my freelance work and explore new opportunities.  It has been a pleasure working with each of you, and you can always reach me at cindydavis79@hotmail.com  or 514-726-6652. If you have any inquiries regarding the JPL, please contact Leo Hubermann at leo.hubermann@jplmontreal.org   All the best and I hope to keep in touch with you all, Cindy 9.08.17

Music industry icon Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks

Music industry icon Dr. Logan H. Westbrooks is a trailblazer who helped shape soul music in every form and paved the way for African American executives and artists. His books, The Anatomy of a Record Company: How to Survive the Record Business, The Harvard Report. Censored and The Anatomy of the Music Industry: How The Game Was and How The Game Has Changed, invite readers on an unparalleled journey through the evolution of the music industry as a whole with a special emphasis on the changes that black music brought to the music landscape. Please allow me to send you complimentary copies of these information-packed volumes in consideration of reviews or an interview with Dr. Westbrooks, who can speak on why soul music is soothing for the soul, especially in times like these. Simply contact me to schedule an interview, and let me know if I may send review copies of the books. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Westbrooks and the book covers. Thank you. View Westbrooks interview with Fox News here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh08X53T8Ks.  Kate Bannon, 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 9.08.17

Tee off with your favorite tunes with the world's first golf club

Tee off with your favorite tunes with the world's first golf club inspired Bluetooth speaker and power bank.  Sound Caddy was created to attract newcomers and make the game more enjoyable for the pros, by providing crystal clear playback and doubling as a convenient portable charging dock all in one. Bring it on the green, to the range, or bust it out at home. Are you interested in putting in a sample request? I've included a full release below with some additional information or feel free to check them out at SoundCaddygolf.com. --Janie Bring Your Playlist to the Green with Sound Caddy The game of golf goes high tech with the world's first golf club inspired Bluetooth speaker and power bank  Join the club of modern golfers who like to rock their playlist while scoring birdies with the  new Sound Caddy golf club speaker. Sound Caddy is an up and coming technology brand devoted to exhuming the game of golf from its stuffy past, aiming to to attract a whole new player demographic who may want to enjoy the challenge of the game while also having a good time. The Sound Caddy looks just like a typical golf club, but functions as both a powerful Bluetooth speaker for blasting one's jams, while serving as a convenient portable charging dock in one.  Sound Caddy Benefits:  Stunning Good Looks – It's designed to blend in with the other clubs, but surprises with its bold sound. Weatherproof – From foggy mornings to sweltering afternoons, it's well equipped for any locale. Versatile – The speaker is detachable, allowing it to be used in the cart, on the course, or even around the house. Convenient -- It comes with two built-in USB ports and one micro USB port for quick charging cell phones or smart devices on the course. Wireless – It uses Bluetooth to connect directly with one's device. Golf is hard enough. The Sound Caddy is helping lighten things up while attracting millennials and curious participants to give it a try. Sound Caddy creators are hoping their speakers make the game more accessible to people who have been intimidated by its reputation. The Sound Caddy is available online and at www.Soundcaddygolf.comAbout - Sound Caddy is committed to making golf funner for those intrepid sportsmen who love the game and the people they play it with. Their flagship speaker is helping cast off golf's stuffy image and bring a new generation into the fold.  Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 9.08.17

Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help You Protect the Elderly

Below please Top 5 Ways Your Smart Home Can Help You Protect the Elderly 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 U.S. : +1-913-440-4072 (+7 ET) 9.06.16

By Rafi Zauer, Head of Marketing at Essence

The 'sandwich generation'—adults who have to simultaneously take care of their aging parents and deal with other responsibilities like work and raising their own children-- is a consequence of increasing life expectancy in developed countries, and the wish of the elderly to stay independent and continue to live in their own home.

This can be a very stressful situation, and for those who find themselves in this position, every bit of help is more than welcome. And technology may be able to assist. A modern smart home will become an invaluable tool to help you take care of your aging loved ones. How? Here are five tips:

1. Be alerted about deviations from their daily routine
By installing motion sensors in strategic places around the house, you will know at what time your parents get up, or if they opened the fridge to get something to eat. You will be able to follow their daily routine and detect if anything is amiss. For example, you will receive an alert if they stayed in bed, or in the bathroom, much longer than usual. That way, you will be able to check on them and make sure they are well, without interfering with their daily habits, respecting their privacy at all times.

2. Make sure they aren't wandering out of the house
Thanks to a smart lock you will be notified every time they enter and leave the house. This is not about spying on their every move, but about making sure they are safe. This is especially useful for seniors who are becoming increasingly frail or infirm, as well as for those in the early stages of dementia, for whom it may be dangerous to leave the house on their own. Also, with a smart lock you can even lock and unlock the door for them. For example, if they tend to forget to lock the front door at night, you can set a rule to lock it automatically at a specific time every night.

3. Keep track of their medication schedule
By installing a magnetic door sensor on the medicine cabinet door, you will know if your senior parent remembered to take his daily pills. By consulting the activity log from your smartphone app, you will be able to check if the cabinet was opened and when. What's more, thanks to smart rules you can get creative with the way you remind them to take their medicines! For example, you can set the smart light in the kitchen to turn a different color when it's time for the night pills, and not to return to its original color until the sensor in the medicine cabinet detects the door opening.

4. Ensure they are safe with smart safety sensors
Smoke, CO2 and water detectors will add an extra safety measure which could even become a life-saver in certain situations. Suppose your elderly parent forgets to turn the stove off while cooking or heating food up, and something starts to burn. You will receive an immediate alert on your smartphone, allowing you to react on the spot and prevent any serious damage. Likewise, with a smart thermostat you'll be able to make sure the house is never too hot or too cold. This is not only a matter of comfort and convenience, as seniors are very sensitive to temperature changes, so on cold winter days forgetting to turn on the heat could put their health at health .

5. Use cameras to keep them safe while ensuring their privacy
Although some people may find it intrusive to have a connected camera in their home, there is no doubt that it is a very useful tool to take care of seniors as it allows you to check in on them at real time. For example, you can create a rule for the camera to send real-time video when any of the sensors detects an anomaly in the house, such as smoke in the kitchen. Also, if you can't get in touch with your parents, you can turn on the camera and make sure they are well and haven't perhaps fallen and are unable to answer the phone. Beyond panic buttons, smart home technology is also useful in providing a helping hand for those taking care of seniors. It does not only offer peace of mind for everyone involved, both the caregiver and the elderly person, but can also become a life-saver in situations when time becomes a life or death matter, such as in the case of a fall, injury or accident, where a quick response is essential. Smart homes are helping enhance the quality of life both for seniors and caregivers, helping seniors remain at home and stay independent for as long as possible. 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 9.06.17

FlipBelt, MIIEGO

A new release from FlipBelt, MIIEGO headphones are the perfect fit for the active man. Created to comfortably move with you in your workout, they'll easily become your new favorite workout accessory. Let me know if you are interested in learning more.-Janie Their AL3+ FREEDOM headphones are built to allow you to move freely, while they remain comfortably in place. FlipBelt knows in the midst of a hard workout music is often a motivator. The AL3+ FREEDOM allows its wearers to enjoy crisp, dynamic sound, while jumping, running, or twisting. The uniquely designed neckband is soft and flexible, making it easy for them to comfortably remain in place for an extended period of time. The headphones allow noises to flow through, keeping users aware of their surroundings, without compromising on the sound of their music. A single charge of the bluetooth headphones has an 11 hour guaranteed playing time.  Each pair from the MIIEGO line is guaranteed with a one year warranty for added peace of mind. The MIIEGO AL3+ FREEDOM retails for $79.99 and can be viewed and purchased, along with the rest of the line at www.flipbelt.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com, www.veteranpr.com 9.06.17

Punch TV Studios

HOLLYWOOD , CA , September 2, 2017 — Punch TV Vice President Rachel Ramos announced today the network is actively seeking new television shows and movies for broadcasting, licensing and syndication. For anyone who has ever tried to get a show on television, this opportunity is the opportunity of a lifetime, especially with the current buzz surrounding Punch TV Studios. Recently the company made headlines with the announcement of the second phase of it’s initial public offering “IPO 2.0” and is currently selling stock in the company at $1.00 per share at PunchTVStudios.com. Also, with the support of its investor base Punch TV Studios recently brought its network to Southern California on KILM channel 64 August 1, 2017. The company is projected to earn $1.3 billion dollars in revenue over the next few years post IPO. Viewers are now able to watch Punch TV, ‘from the desert to the sea’, everywhere in Southern California, extending its broadcast reach to a wider audience, and placing Punch TV in over 16 million additional homes. The network currently also broadcasts in Columbus , OH , Pensacola & Jacksonville, FL, Houston & Beaumont, TX, and has plans for expansion. Punch TV is looking to fill their open time slots with a variety of fresh, new content of all genres, and will open its doors September 27, 2017 to producers interested in being a part of the Punch TV Movement (click the button below to register). The right set of circumstances has presented itself to make dreams come true for many producers who might not otherwise have the opportunity to present their content to a television studio. “The network already has a great line up of new shows that we are extremely proud of. We are confident that these new shows will become fan favorites and have viewers tuning into Punch TV religiously,” says VP of Punch TV, Rachel Ramos. The powerhouse went on to say, “We are also looking for new TV shows, movies and animated content for Punch Animation, Inc. (OTCMKTS:URBT). If you think you have Punch TV’s new hot show I’d love to see you September 27th at Punch TV Studios!”  For more information about Punch TV Studios and to purchase your stock at $1.00 per share visit their website at Punch TV Studios. Follow us on Nabukie #PUNCHTVSTUDIOS #IPO2.0 #2017IPO #NEWHOTSHOW #AREYOUTHIRSTYYET 9.06.17

WBS - Warwick Business School ,  50 Years 1967-2017 Anniversary

If you are looking for expert comment on Volkswagen recalling 1.8 million cars in China Christian Stadler, of Warwick Business School, is a Professor of Strategic Management and researched Volkswagen for his book Enduring Success. Professor Christian Stadler said: "It is another blow to Volkswagen's reputation. Just as people were starting to forget the 'dieselgate' scandal then this keeps that fresh in consumers' minds and keeps alive the suspicion that there might be rotten things going on at the company. "And in one sense this is a more serious problem for Volkswagen's reputation. When you look at why people purchase a VW car the environment is not high on the list, that is one reason why dieselgate has not affected its sales too much. "But VW has built its reputation on quality and this fuel pump recall is on the back of two recent recalls in China . The publicity may start to harm the core proposition of the company, namely quality.  "However, it is questionable whether sales will be affected by this recall. This sounds like a large recall, but in 2016 there were 50 million car recalls in the US alone. "Recalls are almost a normal part of the car industry and as long as VW handles this properly and customers are not inconvenienced too much then there should be no long-term effects. "Recalls are a consequence of cars becoming more and more complex, with manufacturers constantly introducing new models, without the proper time to check everything. " China is VW's biggest market. The Government wants to reign foreign car manufacturers in and help develop Chinese manufacturers, that is why they want joint ventures, so there is a transfer of knowledge. Now the Government has a new hope in bringing in tough environmental regulations to give the homemade industry a jump start."  To interview Christian Stadler contact: Email: Christian.Stadler@wbs.ac.uk    Mobile : 07576 1311689. 9.06.17

Wanted to keep Canadian Retail Strategist, Matt Bertulli

Wanted to keep Canadian Retail Strategist, Matt Bertulli - CEO and Co-Funder of Demac Media on your radar for stories regarding seasonal shopping which is just about to get into high gear! We hear constantly about the struggles of brick and mortar stores, but we don't hear that eCommerce PURE play is also struggling --  even more in some cases. What do eCommerce and brick-and-mortar need to do NOW in preparation or seasonal cyber sales.  And, what can consumers expect this year from online and in-store competition. "Most modern day (i.e. digitally born) commerce companies will see a path to sustained success by using digital channels as leverage to off-line channels. In short, they'll see profits by opening stores, and by opening stores they'll see eCommerce profits too. One feeds the other and visa-versa," says Bertulli, Toronto 's Bertulli acknowledges the rapid landscape shift retailers experienced over the last decade in his just released guidebook, Anything Anywhere: The Future of Retial and How to Build a Digital-First Roadmap to Growth.  Review copies available upon request. "Matt does a masterful job tackling the various challenges merchants face as they scale. He provides practical solutions that come from years of experience helping upstart retailers evolve into marketplace leaders." – Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify Bertulli is available for commentary, interviews and articles discussing: Virtual retailing and how we will see an increase in the consumer focus shopping online Examples of brands that are maximizing ways to reach customers and have them try the product/service first What the small business owner can do to adapt their business to these trends and moving toward the future Pop-up shops this fall and holiday season in Toronto The evolution of retailer competition, from fighting the 10 biggest competitors to 10,000, and key strategies to compete. The reality of eCommerce being only a small percentage of the total retail/commerce industry. Predictability and leverage from profits after developing a sustainable eCommerce venture. Defining a pure play eCommerce company and the characteristics that keep it sustainable. Why retailers, merchants, and brands need to treat their business as products, the same way technology companies build software. Thanks always,Martin, for your time and consideration. Please let me know if you'd like to talk to Matthew or would like a copy of his book. His full bio follows below my signature line. My Best,   Janet Shapiro / Sr. Account Executive/Team Leader    SMITH PUBLICITY, INC.Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books  Janet@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x320 9.01.17

MATTHEW BERTULLI is the Co-Funder & CEO of Demac Media, an award-winning Commerce Agency serving mid-market to enterprise merchants with online and in-store technology products, to date helping process more than $500 million in online sales. Demac Media's team of 100+ consists of Commerce Strategists, UX Designers, Front End Developers, and Engineers, all with experience in guiding and delivering commerce solutions for 80 retailers in North America .One of Bertulli's proudest accomplishments includes having a direct hand in the creation and growth of more than 100 eCommerce businesses over the last decade. Many of which started from $0 and have grown into 8-figure digital sales channels in a variety of industries/verticals. As a self-taught software developer, he has a strong foundation for his retail upbringing into the eCommerce space. Learn more about Bertulli at www.demacmedia.com, and connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter. Anything Anywhere will be available on Amazon and wherever books are sold on July 10, 2017 . 9.01.17

KaAn's Designs!

I wanted to send a quick email over about KaAn's Designs! This clothing and accessory brand was developed by a wife and husband duo that were inspired by the daily adventures of their two little boys Aiden and Noah! In addition to creating pieces that offer functionality and style, it is their goal to create tees that make a statement, and those that have sort of a nostalgic feel. You know for the 90's kid, turned millennial parent?!  When you dress your kids in KaAn's Designs, they hope that you do so with purpose.  When choosing one of their designs, they want to remind you of your own childhood.  Because honestly parenthood changes a lot, but there is nothing like a smile from a throwback that has a whole new meaning now that we are on the other side!   So embrace your "REmix" and cheers to all of those "Did I do that" moments!  Check out their entire collection on their website!  It's amazing! :) I'm including a few  images for you below to check out, but would love to send some things your way for feature consideration!    Can't wait to chat!    All my best, Alisha Dickinson Co-Founder Allettare PR Alisha@allettarepr.com 4450 38th street A San Diego , CA 92116  T: 858-652-0061 9.01.17

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 9.01.17

When she least expected it

When she least expected it — but needed it most — workaholic Judy Gaman received a wakeup call in the form of centenarian Lucille Fleming. Lucille brought more than friendship into Judy's life; she brought perspective, inspiration and lessons that changed Judy's life forever. Everyone should have a Lucille in their life and this book brings her right to them. Readers should be prepared to laugh, cry, be madder than hell, and then end on a message that will forever change their perspective. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of this soon-to-be-published memoir in consideration of a review, interview or feature. In addition to being an award-winning author, Judy is a motivational health and wellness speaker, and co-hosts the nationally syndicated Staying Young radio show. Simply contact me to schedule an interview with Judy, and let me know if I may send a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you a JPEG of Judy. Thank you. Kate Bannon, 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  9.01.17

Powerful Memoir Proves True Friendship Knows No Age

Special to The Montreal Tribune - Dallas , TX , August 31, 2017  ― At 40-something, Judy Gaman seemed to have it all: a rewarding career as a writer and radio host, a loving family and a bright future. But like many other Generation Xers, Judy had become a workaholic — the very thing she had resented about her own parents. And yet, Judy felt powerless to alter her trajectory until a small miracle in the form of centenarian Lucille Fleming entered Judy's life. Judy's eloquent memoir, Love, Life and Lucille is a touching, inspirational story of friendship that leaves no emotional stone unturned. Judy met Lucille while researching a book about living to 100, and the two women — separated in age by five decades — forged a bond that transcended the lifetime between them. Together, they enjoyed life experiences, amazing journeys, and uncovered many truths about the human existence that transcend age, place and time. When they first met, Lucille shared with Judy the one secret that is required for a happy and healthy life. It wasn't until Lucille's sudden and tragic death that Judy fully understood the true meaning of that advice. Judy Gaman is an award-winning author and speaker. Some of her books include Age to Perfection: How to Thrive to 100, Happy, Healthy and Wise; and Stay Young: 10 Proven Steps to Ultimate Health. A graduate of the prestigious George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the School of Professional Studies , Judy is also an award-winning speaker and co-hosts the nationally syndicated Staying Young radio show with Drs. Mark Anderson and Walter Gaman of Executive Medicine of Texas. For more about Judy, please visit www.judygaman.com. Love, Life and Lucille Projected release date: December 2017 to January 2018 9.01.17

“I wish I had more time.”

One of the most common lines that people love to use: “I wish I had more time.” Maybe it’s more time to spend with family or friends; more time to exercise and eat healthy; or more time to go back to school. Whatever it is, how do you make more time for those truly important things in your life? Dr. Alok Trivedi, author of Chasing Success, says the reality is we all have the same 24 hours. The difference is some people know how to better manage it than others.  When it comes to making time for the important things, Dr. Trivedi recommends:  Minimize, minimize and minimize some more. There was a reason Marie Kondo’s novel about tidying up your space to become happy was so successful. There is truth in her message of eliminating the unnecessary and finding what you love in the process. Get rid of what does not bring you joy. This can be old items or even toxic relationships that no longer serve you. Less is really more.  Being busy does not bring you value. In American culture, it can be all too easy to be running around completing task after task. Many people view this form of productivity as determining their worth in society. It’s wise to assess what in your life is brining you value and maximize that rather than trying to do things that just don't feel right and make you feel unworthy on the inside. Business is an excuse and distraction to overlook the things in which you may be afraid to focus your energy on. Differentiate between efficiency and effectiveness. Your time is precious and needs to be allocated to the most important things. Utilize your time to be both effective and efficient. Being only effective can be a time-consuming action. While complementary, being only efficient can lead to sloppy results. When you are doing any task, approach it within a concept of both maximum efficiency and total effectiveness to reap the best results. In your personal life, this is achieved through being present and genuine in your interactions. Single task and hold your focus. Many people find themselves casually checking a single email, and before long they snap into full-fledged work mode. Develop a schedule and follow it religiously. It may be hard to find your groove initially, but if you stick to it, little by little it will become a habit. Know what you hold important. It is a challenge to know how to dedicate your free time if you haven’t discovered what you love. Find the activities where your creativity flows and your heart sings. Only in these states are you going to find yourself in the states of joy that make you feel life is worth living.  Address problems at the root. When you have the time to dedicate to the important things, you don’t want work problems to keep popping up. If there is a problem at work, address it from the start. Don’t keep putting it off, because it will fester at inopportune times. This goes both ways. If you have a personal dilemma with a family member, don’t run from it by adopting workaholic ways. Confront your problems head on to solve them with best results. Shying away will only allow the problem to become worse in the shadows. Getting and staying organized. When it is time to be with friends and family the last thing you want to do is housework. Dedicate an initial cleaning and mass organization of your space. After this initial step, take a little time each day to clear your space and organize everything into its given area. The clarity of your physical space lends to clarity of mind. Then, there is mental space to focus on what matters, and not be distracted by the mess around you.  Block out time just for you. You must become your top priority. Declare certain times of the day and week that are just for you. This time can be for you to indulge in your favorite pastimes, meditate, or even to do nothing. This time is yours to center yourself and think about what you are presently encountering in life. Live in every moment, and focus on the present. Would you be interested in speaking with Dr. Trivedi?  He is also happy to write you an original article on the topic.  https://www.chasingsuccessbook.com/    http://alignedperformanceinstitute.com/  Thanks!  Alex Smith 954-821-3434  alex@serbinmedia.com  9.01.17

BIG NEWS from the backyard sensation Rollors

I am reaching out to keep you in the loop on some BIG NEWS from the backyard sensation Rollors. I have included all of the information below! US Air Force Officer Retires to Pursue Breakout Product The inventor of Rollors is leaving the military life to expand his business and further help other veterans.  After 20 years in the US Air Force and 10 deployments, Lieutenant Colonel Butler is preparing to leave the service and pursue the expansion of his popular lawn game Rollors. On track to surpass record growth in 2016, the game combines the best parts of bowling, bocce, and horseshoes into one addictive, competitive—and portable—package. "Leaving the military is very bittersweet," said Butler . "But I think it's time to focus on taking my business to the next level. I'm looking forward to using the brand to stay connected to my brothers and sisters in arms in a new way." As the business has increased in sales over the years, Butler has been able to support numerous church, school, and nonprofit organizations—something he looks forward to furthering his involvement with on a greater scale in the future. "Since I launched Rollors, I've been employing veterans," explains Butler . "Now I'll be able to dedicate more time to helping fellow veterans on their transition out of the military and/or into entrepreneurship if that is a route they'd like to take."  In addition to his humanitarian plans, Butler will be focusing on attending trade shows, increasing distribution, and breaking into the European market in 2018.  About the Game - Rollors can be played across any flat surface from backyard lawns to sandy beaches. Players take turns rolling the durable wooden disks toward goal posts and earn points depending on how and where the disks land. Currently, they offer the base game as well as an Expansion Pack that allows even more players to join the fun. They also have a customization option that lets players personalize their goal pieces with names, dates, logos, and more. Disks come in additional color combinations including yellow/green, orange/purple, gray/black, and limited edition neon shades. Rollors is available in 600 retailers nationwide including Dicks Sporting Goods, Sports Authority, Cabelas, Amazon, Wayfair, and other specialty boutiques. It has received numerous commendations including the 2013 Product of the Year Award from Family Review Center , 2013 Toy Tips and Trust Award, a Best Gear for 2014 product according to Men's Journal, and the 2014 Oppenheim Best Toy Award Gold Seal. About the FounderUS Air Force Officer Lieutenant Colonel Butler, and inventor of Rollors, had the lightbulb moment when looking for a relaxing game to play during downtime between deployments. Once he returned home, he knew it was time to turn it into a reality. He quickly looked to his other out of work brothers in arms for help, and has been providing veterans with much needed jobs ever since. For samples or additional information, please visit www.rollors.com or contact janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly,  Janie Thomas, Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 9.01.17

Kansas Bradbury

We work w/ local man Kansas Bradbury (who hails from North Sydney , Nova Scotia and now resides in Fort McMurray , Alberta ) who's a heavy machine operator by day, but by night he's been toiling away in pursuit of his dream for the past several years. Whilst managing his laborious career and being a father to his young children, he's been writing a blockbuster novel. Now, his dream has become a reality. He just released his first novel, The Rushing of the Brook. And it has been met with stellar reviews—from community members who didn't even know he could write! He also just got his book into the Wilfred Oram Centennial Library, located in Novia Scotia. (View photo here) Kansas can discuss: Pursuing your dreams despite having such a laborious day job with long hours What it's like getting a book published in Canada for the first time Having a sort of "double-life" working in construction but being a writer, unbeknownst to many The shock he experienced when his book was published and it was well-received Can set you up with an interview if you're interested? Happy to send you the book, too. Let me know!  Lauren, Smith Publicity | Lauren Roberts, Publicist Celebrating 20 years promoting thousands of experts, authors & books lauren.roberts@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x328 1930 E. Marlton Pike, Suite I-46 • Cherry Hill , NJ 08003 The Rushing of the Brook is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold.  ISBN: 978-1-5255-0195-1 Format/size: Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5" Pages: 276  Genre: Fiction, Suspense/Thriller  Publisher: FriesenPress 9.01.17

As we begin National Realtor Safety Month this September

As we begin National Realtor Safety Month this September, I wanted to share some incredibly practical and useful products from SABRE (the number one brand of pepper spray trusted worldwide). Their products have been designed with safety and convenience in mind. Let me know if you are interested in putting in a sample request or learning more! SABRE's Self Defense Products are a Real Estate Agent's Best Friend. Learn how to stay protected from the office to the open house during REALTOR® Safety Month.  SABRE, the number one brand of pepper spray trusted worldwide, is proud to support REALTOR® Safety Month with innovative self-defense products and lifesaving advice from the experts.  From driving in cars with strangers to waiting alone at open houses, realtors deal with a unique set of personal safety problems while on the job. "We've given their [real estate agents'] situation a lot of thought," explains SABRE CEO David Nance. "In addition to having the right tools, we also try to give our clients the right knowledge to stay safe."   Here are some of the top tips from the experts on how to stay safe as a real estate agent. Have an Exit Excuse – If a situation doesn't feel right, always have a way to get out. Create a Check-in Plan – Alert family and co-workers when heading to open houses or meeting with clients, and set up a code word for when you need help. Maintain Your Privacy – Never use your home address or number on business cards or paperwork and keep your social media client-free. Know Your Way – Practice your route so you're confident and can't be taken advantage of on the road. Protect Yourself -- The smartest thing to do is take your personal safety into your own hands. "We believe you should always be proactive," said Nance. "We offer a number of highly effective and equally discreet self-defense options they can easily be put to use in any situation," said Nance. SABRE's industry-leading Pepper Gel is the perfect size for storing on keychains and will stop attackers in their tracks. It has virtually no blowback, which is ideal for use in confined spaces like cars or houses. Stay alert to intruders or thieves while staging houses or showing around clients with the Personal Alarm with Motion Detector, Magnet, and Key Ring. It can attach to almost anything and sound the alarm when a backdoor or off-limits space is accessed. For a simple and discreet form of protection, look to SABRE's Personal Alarm with Key Ring. It has a 110dB dual siren alarm that will alert an area up to 600 feet (180m) away that there is an emergency. To learn more about SABRE's products or to read more of their tips for REALTOR® Safety Month, visit www.sabrered.com/real-estate-agent-safety-tips. About SABRE, the no. 1 pepper spray trusted by police and consumers worldwide, is family owned and operated with four decades of experience and is the leading brand in personal safety. The company's law enforcement grade pepper sprays provide consumers with the same superior quality chosen exclusively by the New York Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and law enforcement agencies worldwide. SABRE has trained 3,500 officers around the globe on the use of force and how to use pepper spray. SABRE also has a line of consumer personal alarms and home security systems, and is dedicated to educating its customers. SABRE's Personal Safety Academy is available through certified instructors around the world to help teach personal safety skills to SABRE users. Learn more at http://www.SABREred.com, on Facebook at 'SABRE-Security Equipment Corporation', on Twitter @SABRERed or on Instagram @SABRESafety. Warmly, Janie Thomas Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 9.01.17

You and a guest are cordially invited to the HVT

You and a guest are cordially invited to the HVT opening night performance of RustWerk ReFinery’s LOUIS RIEL: A COMIC-STRIP STAGE PLAY   Adapted & Directed by Zach Fraser   From the Graphic Novel by  Chester Brown  Set Design by Romain Fabre  Lighting Design by Luc Prairie   Sound Composition by Tristan Capacchione  Set Design by Romain Fabre   With  Jon Lachlan Stewart, Anne Lalancette, Julie Tamiko Manning, Blayne McLeod, and Jocelyn Sioui Thursday September 7th   8:00 PM   HUDSON VILLAGE THEATRE  28 Wharf Road , Hudson , QC    J0P 1H0  RSVP  Before September 4th  (514) 342 - 7936   ygraine7@videotron.ca 8.25.17

Seasonal shopping is just about to get into high gear!

Seasonal shopping is just about to get into high gear! We hear constantly about the struggles of brick and mortar stores, but we don't hear that eCommerce PURE play is actually struggling even more. What do eCommerce and brick-and-mortar need to do NOW. And, what can consumers expect this year from online and in-store competition. "Most modern day (i.e. digitally born) commerce companies will see a path to sustained success by using digital channels as leverage to off-line channels. In short, they'll see profits by opening stores, and by opening stores they'll see eCommerce profits too. One feeds the other and visa-versa," says  Toronto based Matt Bertulli, CEO and Co-Funder of Demac Media – a company of marketers, designers, and developers that help merchants of all sizes grow and optimize their online business. Toronto 's Bertulli acknowledges the rapid landscape shift retailers experienced over the last decade in his just released guidebook, Anything Anywhere: The Future of Retial and How to Build a Digital-First Roadmap to Growth, for merchants in the growing online community. Review copies available upon request. "Matt does a masterful job tackling the various challenges merchants face as they scale. He provides practical solutions that come from years of experience helping upstart retailers evolve into marketplace leaders." – Harley Finkelstein, COO of Shopify Bertulli is available for interviews, commentary and articles discussing: Virtual retailing and how we will see an increase in the consumer focus shopping online Examples of brands that are maximizing ways to reach customers and have them try the product/service first What the small business owner can do to adapt their business to these trends and moving toward the future Pop-up shops this fall and holiday season in Toronto The evolution of retailer competition, from fighting the 10 biggest competitors to 10,000, and key strategies to compete. The reality of eCommerce being only a small percentage of the total retail/commerce industry. Predictability and leverage from profits after developing a sustainable eCommerce venture. Defining a pure play eCommerce company and the characteristics that keep it sustainable. Why retailers, merchants, and brands need to treat their business as products, the same way technology companies build software. Thanks always,Martin for your time and consideration. Please let me know if you'd like to talk to Matthew or would like a copy of his book. His full bio follows below my signature line. My Best, Janet Shapiro / Sr. Account Executive/Team Leader SMITH PUBLICITY, INC.Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books Janet@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x320 MATTHEW BERTULLI is the Co-Funder & CEO of Demac Media, an award-winning Commerce Agency serving mid-market to enterprise merchants with online and in-store technology products, to date helping process more than $500 million in online sales. Demac Media's team of 100+ consists of Commerce Strategists, UX Designers, Front End Developers, and Engineers, all with experience in guiding and delivering commerce solutions for 80 retailers in North America . One of Bertulli's proudest accomplishments includes having a direct hand in the creation and growth of more than 100 eCommerce businesses over the last decade. Many of which started from $0 and have grown into 8-figure digital sales channels in a variety of industries/verticals. As a self-taught software developer, he has a strong foundation for his retail upbringing into the eCommerce space. Learn more about Bertulli at www.demacmedia.com, and connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter.Anything Anywhere will be available on Amazon and wherever books are sold on July 10, 2017 Have you heard of the impact KUTOA is having worldwide? I have included some quick information about their world changing mission and you can be party of the change!  KUTOA tackles malnutrition one delicious bar at a time KUTOA is on a mission to defeat malnutrition by providing children around the world with nutritious health bars. Malnutrition is the number one cause of child mortality worldwide. KUTOA believes that each one of us can be part of the solution. They have created a line of health bars to distribute to malnourished children, and have already sent almost 200,000 meals worldwide. For every bar that is bought, one is donated to a child in need. The bars come in a variety of flavors including chocolate banana, blueberry almond, cherry cashew, and more. Each KUTOA bar is free of gluten/wheat, dairy, and soy, and non-GMO verified. The best part is, they taste just as delicious as they are healthy. If you are interested in putting in a sample request or learning more please contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com   8.25.17

The Rushing of the Brook

Hi  hope you're having a great week so far. Reaching out to see if you're looking to highlight inspiring Canadian locals at the moment We work w/ local man Kansas Bradbury (who hails from North Sydney , Nova Scotia and now resides in Fort McMurray , Alberta ) who's a heavy machine operator by day, but by night he's been toiling away in pursuit of his dream for the past several years. Whilst managing his laborious career and being a father to his young children, he's been writing a blockbuster novel. Now, his dream has become a reality. He just released his first novel, The Rushing of the Brook. And it has been met with stellar reviews—from community members who didn't even know he could write! He also just got his book into the Wilfred Oram Centennial Library, located in Novia Scotia. (View photo here Kansas can discuss:  Pursuing your dreams despite having such a laborious day job with long hours  What it's like getting a book published in Canada for the first time  Having a sort of "double-life" working in construction but being a writer, unbeknownst to many The shock he experienced when his book was published and it was well-received Can set you up with an interview if you're interested? Happy to send you the book, too. Let me know! Lauren, Smith Publicity | Lauren Roberts, Publicist, Celebrating 20 years promoting thousands of experts, authors & books lauren.roberts@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x328 1930 E. Marlton Pike, Suite I-46 • Cherry Hill , NJ 08003  The Rushing of the Brook is available on Amazon and wherever books are sold. ISBN: 978-1-5255-0195-1  Format/size: Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5" Pages: 276 Genre: Fiction, Suspense/Thriller Publisher: FriesenPress 8.25,17

Powerful Memoir Proves True Friendship Knows No Age

When she least expected it — but needed it most — workaholic Judy Gaman received a wakeup call in the form of centenarian Lucille Fleming. Lucille brought more than friendship into Judy's life; she brought perspective, inspiration and lessons that changed Judy's life forever. Everyone should have a Lucille in their life and this book brings her right to them. Readers should be prepared to laugh, cry, be madder than hell, and then end on a message that will forever change their perspective. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of this soon-to-be-published memoir in consideration of a review, interview or feature. In addition to being an award-winning author, Judy is a motivational health and wellness speaker, and co-hosts the nationally syndicated Staying Young radio show. Simply contact me to schedule an interview with Judy, and let me know if I may send a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you a JPEG of Judy. Thank you. Kate Bannon, 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 8.25.17

Hope you had a great weekend.

Please see below an announcement today regarding the merger between Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life, which is now complete. The new entity will be called Standard Life Aberdeen. The group's investment business, "Aberdeen Standard Investments," manages USD $758 billion, making them one of the biggest investment managers in the world. All the best, Scott 8.17.17

Bonjour et bonne Fierté !

Bonjour et bonne Fierté ! Je vous relance un mail pour voir si vous aviez l'opportunité de lire mon invitation pour l'évènement et cocktail Fierté de W Hotels. Le star de YouTube Tyler Oakley animera la table ronde. Est-ce que vous aimeriez que je vous ajoute à la liste d'invités ? Cordialement,  Ben   On Thu,
Aug 10, 2017 at 4:50 PM , Ben Goldman <ben@markallenco.com> wrote: 8.17.17

"Queer Me Out"

Good afternoon! Writing to invite you to W Hotels' Pride event series "Queer Me Out". To celebrate Pride in
Montreal , W Hotels will be hosting a panel event moderated by YouTube star and activist Tyler Oakley followed by a cocktail party at the W Montreal . The panel event and party will be on Thursday, August 17th at 5:30 PM at the W Montreal : 901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal , QC H2Z 1R1 . The panel is titled "Transcending Style" featuring prominent queer fashion icons. Full details are below.Would you like to be added to my guest list? Best, Benjamin Goldman, Mark Allen & Co, ben@markallenco.com, +1 919.800.7441 8/17.17

Campus safety is a top priority as this school year begins

Campus safety is a top priority as this school year begins. Below is a few great products to keep students safe. Million Mile Light: Whether running after dark or simply walking back to your dorm room/apartment after a night class, the Million Mile Light will keep you safe, seen, and aware of your surroundings. The BATTERY FREE light is solely powered by the motion of its wearers. Each step emits a bright light guiding the way, until you reach your destination. Retail Price: $16.99 SABRE Pepper Spray: SABRE Pepper Spray provides oolice-strength protection packed in an easy to carry container, with an adjustable hand strap to ensure comfort and convenience. The easy to use spray releases up to 25 bursts and can reach up to 10 feet. Retail Price: $12.99 SABRE Runner Personal Alarm with Adjustable Wrist Strap, helps pedestrians deter danger and call for attention in emergency situations. The 130 dB alarm is audible up to 1,000 feet (300M) away and soundscontinuously when the user pulls the metal ring to activate. The SABRE Runner Alarm calls attention from every direction in case of danger or injury. Once help arrives, the user can insert the pin to stop the reusable alarm from sounding. The adjustable, weatherproof wrist strap features a reflective logo for enhanced visibility. Batteries are included, and the device features a low battery test button. Retail Price: $19.99 Door Handle Alarm-Portable, versatile, and reliable, the Door Handle Alarm will provide you with extra security in your dorm room. Simply slip the small and portable alarm over any door handle and set it to alarm mode. The alarm will trigger when vibration is detected from the outside of the handle. A 30-second activation delay decreases the chances of false triggering. The alarm can be purchased online at www.sabrered.com. Retail Price: $11.99 If you are interested in learning more please contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com, www.veteranpr.com 8.17.17

A Blossoming Beginning with the Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake Collection

Vancouver , B.C. ( August 10, 2017 ): When evening falls and the halo of the moon shadows over towering skyscrapers, a delicate lotus flower sways gently to the ebb and flow of the autumn tide. A new blossom inspires the starry night sky, marking the arrival of a luscious harvest. This year, TWG Tea narrates the story of the constellation with the Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake Collection, a rich and enduring assortment of patisseries set to inspire and intrigue any epicurean this mid-autumn festival. Celebrating age old traditions where tea was once served to accompany sweets, the Lotus Jade Teain Haute Couture Tea Collection® blooms in brilliant hues of green and gold, a fresh new beginning for a joyous occasion. A tender green tea with lotus blossoms, the exquisite cup yields a thick, heady and decadent aroma that lingers long on the palate. An extraordinary tea perfectly paired with TWG Tea's curated selection of tea-infused mooncakes. Indulge in new creations such as the decadent Daydream mooncake, a magical flight of the imagination wrapped in a perfectly baked bold red crust, with blueberries, white lotus paste, and a unique almond and blueberry purée heart infused with Red Balloon Tea. For the cherry on top, savour the unique Cerise mooncake which boasts a luxurious white chocolate and crunchy coconut heart with Amarena cherry surrounded by a brown lotus paste infused with Pu-erh 2000. Beckoning a new dawn, the Moonlight mooncake glows in a luscious jade green snowskin, featuring a Lotus Jade Tea infused mousseline and a white chocolate heart filled with a sweet Nashi pear marmalade. Emanating the warm glow of a lantern, the Blossom mooncake in brilliant orange conceals a Geisha Blossom Tea infused mousseline contrasted by tangy apricot marmalade encased in a white chocolate heart. TWG Tea's set of two mooncakes paired with Lotus Jade Tea in the Haute Couture Tea Collection® will retail at $95, a set of four Mooncakes retails at $80, both available in the elegant Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake gift box. Each mooncake in an individual Lotus Jade Tea Mooncake gift box retails at $20. Available at the TWG Tea Salon & Boutique in Vancouver , Canada from 14 September 2017 to 4 October 2017 . TWG Tea Salon & Boutique in Vancouver   1070 West Georgia Street , Vancouver , British Columbia V6E 2Y2 , Canada Tel: 604.692.0071 Hours: Monday to Friday, 10 am to 7 pm   Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 8 pm   Follow us on social media and tag us with #TWGTeaOfficial #TWGTeaCanada #TWGTeaGastronomy #TWGTeaMooncakes  Facebook - www.facebook.com/TWGTeaOfficial & www.facebook.com/TWGTeaCA   Instagram - @TWGTeaOfficial & @TWGTeaCA   Twitter - @TWGTeaOfficial & @TWGTeaCA   YouTube - www.youtube.com/user/TWGTea1837 8.12.17

W HOTELS BRINGS ITS  "QUEER ME OUT" SPEAKER SERIES TO MONTREAL FOR PRIDE

'Transcending Style' panel discussion moderated by TYLER OAKLEY taking place Thursday, August 17th at  W Montreal . WHAT: In an effort to empower the diversifying LGBTQ community throughout the summer 2017 PRIDE festivities, W Hotels launched a new speaker series called "QUEER ME OUT," a new speaker series where influential members of the LGBTQ community will participate in passionate panel discussions. The next panel discussion is taking place on Thursday, August 17th at  W Montreal  with a discussion titled 'Transcending Style' moderated by activist and social media star Tyler Oakley. Joined by panelists including transgender model Avie Acosta and Canadian fashion designer Rad Hourani, this discussion will focus on gender identity politics within the fashion industry. This is the final Queer Me Out of the summer, the first took place at W Washington D.C. on June 9th, the second on June 29th at W Fort Lauderdale , the third on August 3rd at W Amsterdam .In addition to the speaker series, each event showcases a photo exhibition commissioned by W from acclaimed photographer, Danielle Levitt, who is noted for her focus on American youth culture. The shoot took place in New York City on May 25th and highlights eight LGBTQ individuals reflecting non-normativity within the queer community. Talent involved in the photo exhibit includes transgender model Avie Acosta, Trans Model Agency founder Peche Di, and performer and artist Stephen Galloway. Levitt will be a featured panelist at the Montreal event. The events also feature art inspired by Act Up iconography, leaving attendees motivated and inspired for the rest of the PRIDE season. After each panel discussion concludes, guests are invited to mix, mingle and network - in true W style - at the hotel's Living Room bar. For those who cannot attend the talk, every QUEER ME OUT discussion is recorded and available via podcast on Whotels.com/TheAngle for motivation while on the move.  For every listen of the podcast, W Hotels will donate $1 to the True Colors Fund, which is working to end homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth by creating systemic change QUEER ME OUT supports Marriott International's #LoveTravels initiative, which was launched in 2014 and brings to life Marriott's longstanding commitment to ensuring every person is valued and welcomed whenever they enter the doors of its hotels. BACKGROUND: W Hotels has a long-standing commitment to the LGBTQ community, including its recent TURN IT UP FOR CHANGE platform which benefitted the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Launched in 2014, the campaign initially began as a fundraising and awareness initiative to support the fight for nationwide marriage equality in partnership with Jennifer Hudson. Last June, W Hotels partnered with artist Baron Von Fancy to create custom PRIDE Snapchat Filters.  During the entire month, use of each Snapchat filter at or around a W Hotel in the United States resulted in a $1 donation from the brand to HRC.  A total of $20,000 was raised. WHO: Tyler Oakley, Rad Hourani, Becca McCharen, Avie Acosta, and Danielle Levitt  WHEN:  Thursday, August 17th  5:30pm - Gallery Viewing   6:30pm - Panel  WHERE:  W Montreal  901 Rue du Square-Victoria  Montréal , QC H2Z 1R1 , Canada  PRESS CONTACT:  MARK ALLEN & CO  Mark Pasetsky   mark@markallenco.com   212.243.8543  Ben Goldman  ben@markallenco.com  919.800.7441 8.12.17

AQUILA POWER CATAMARANS PRODUCES ITS 100TH BOAT

CLEARWATER, Fla. (August 9, 2017) – Aquila is pleased to announce that they have built their 100th boat, an Aquila 44. The Aquila 44 boasts Aquila's signature fresh evolution of classic boating traditions where efficiency in design and performance compliment her luxurious living and was named "Best New Multihull 40'-49'" in the 2014 AIM Media Editor's Choice Awards. "This is an exciting and momentous occasion for us. From the very beginning, we have felt the Aquila Power Catamarans were the best in the world, and we have been excited to be a part of the team designing and building them. We look forward to surpassing this milestone and continuing to celebrate many more," stated Frank Xiong, Sino Eagle Group CEO. Construction of Aquila Power Catamarans began in 2012 when Sino Eagle Group began building the Aquila 38 specifically for MarineMax, the world's largest power boat dealer, for its new charter business in the British Virgin Islands (BVI). In 2012, experts from multiple development, design, and manufacturing firms, namely, Sino Eagle Group, J&J Design Group, Seaway, and MarineMax, all collaborated to expand the Aquila range by developing a new, purebred power catamaran. This international team consisted of MarineMax's Lex Raas, a highly-experienced boat developer and charter industry veteran, and J&J Design group and their development arm, Seaway, who have worked on designs for Azimut , Bavaria , Beneteau, Dufour, Jeanneau and Monte Carlo . This highly regarded, award-winning group began the process of designing the first true Aquila Power Catamaran, the Aquila 48. "Bringing this group of companies together made for a very knowledgeable and powerful team. We've been able to combine our experience and expertise to design and build boats that are innovative and truly setting new standards for the industry," stated Lex Raas of MarineMax. To position itself to become a prominent boat builder, Sino Eagle Group, recognized globally in high-tech composite manufacturing, built a new factory which provided the Aquila brand with full in-house manufacturing capabilities paired with in-depth knowledge and experience in advanced yacht building practices. With the combined knowledge and advanced experience of the most talented group in the yachting industry, Aquila is establishing a new standard of power catamaran innovation and becoming the game changer in the marketplace. Aquila represents the newest and most exciting evolution on the market today, offering practicality and comfort with trend setting innovation, quality, and design. Both inside and out, Aquila Catamarans are designed to provide the perfect cruising vessel whether crossing oceans or traveling the Great Loop, living aboard, or exploring worldwide destinations, or simply entertaining friends and family at the dock. The expanding Aquila range currently consists of the Aquila 36,  Aquila 44Aquila 48, and will soon be including the Aquila 60 (2019 debut).  MarineMax is the exclusive dealer for the Aquila brand boats throughout the world other than mainland China . "Congratulations to the Sino Eagle Group, J&J Design, and MarineMax teams for their hard work on designing and building industry leading catamarans. Passionate teams pulling together has created winning products for our customers," exclaimed Bill McGill, MarineMax CEO. Aquila is excited to have reached this milestone in their continued growth to new markets with new model offerings. ABOUT AQUILA   Recognized globally for its high-quality, advanced composite manufacturing capabilities, Sino Eagle Yachts builds Aquila Power Catamarans in a state-of-the-art facility to exacting standards. With one of the most talented teams in the industry providing the combined knowledge and extensive experience, Aquila has established a game changing new standard of power catamaran innovation. Leading the way in the market segment, Aquila continues to pave the way with strong international sales of the award-winning Aquila brand. Uncompromising design coupled with unmatched industry experience, engineering, and manufacturing by world class builders, make up the Aquila line of true pure-bred power catamarans. For more information visit www.aquilaboats.com. SHORT FORM Aquila is pleased to announce that they have built their 100th boat, an Aquila 44. The Aquila 44 boasts Aquila 's signature fresh evolution of classic boating traditions where efficiency in design and performance compliment her luxurious living. Construction of Aquila Power Catamarans began in 2012 when Sino Eagle Group began building the Aquila 38 specifically for MarineMax, the world's largest power boat dealer, for its new charter business In the British Virgin Islands (BVI). In 2012, experts from multiple development, design, and manufacturing firms; Sino Eagle Group, J&J Design Group, Seaway, and MarineMax all collaborated to expand the Aquila range by developing a new, purebred power catamaran. With the combined knowledge and advanced experience of the most talented group in the yachting industry, Aquila is establishing a new standard of power catamaran innovation and becoming the game changer in the marketplace. Aquila represents the newest and most exciting evolution on the market today offering practicality and comfort with trend setting innovation, quality, and design. Inside and out, Aquila Power Catamarans are designed to provide the perfect cruising vessel whether crossing oceans or traveling the Great Loop, living aboard, or exploring worldwide destinations, or simply entertaining friends and family at the dock. The expanding Aquila range currently consists of the Aquila 36,  Aquila 44Aquila 48, and will soon be including the Aquila 60 (2019 debut).  MarineMax is the exclusive dealer for the Aquila brand boats throughout the world other than mainland China . TWITTER Aquila Power Catamarans built their 100th boat, an Aquila 44: http://bit.ly/2upFlJT  8.12.17

W Hotels' Pride event

Good afternoon! Writing to invite you to W Hotels' Pride event series "Queer Me Out". To celebrate Pride in
Montreal , W Hotels will be hosting a panel event moderated by YouTube star and activist Tyler Oakley followed by a cocktail party at the W Montreal . The panel event and party will be on Thursday, August 17th at 5:30 PM at the W Montreal : 901 Rue du Square-Victoria, Montréal , QC H2Z 1R1 . The panel is titled "Transcending Style" featuring prominent queer fashion icons. Full details are below. Would you like to be added to my guest list? 
Best, Benjamin Goldman, Mark Allen & Co ben@markallenco.com  +1 919.800.7441 8.12.17

Fire Department Coffee

Putting a new spin on the coffee infusion process, Fire Department Coffee has created a first of its kind line of Spirit Infused Coffee. Choose from BourbonRum, or, Tequila infused coffee to start or end your day in the perfect manner. Each batch is hand crafted from responsibly sourced beans from the Mexican growing region of Chiapas . Choose Bourbon for a smooth and calming drink, their rum infused will transport you to tropical shores, while the rich complexities of tequila give you a sweet finish. Fire Department Coffee is on a mission to better their communities by donating portions of their sales to military and fire service related charities. A one pound bag retails for $19.99. If you are interested in requesting samples or learning more please visit www.firedeptcoffee.com or contact janie@veteranpr.com  Warmly, Janie Thomas Veteran PR  E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 8.12.17

LaunchGrowJoy.com

How are you? I'm reaching out from LaunchGrowJoy.com MEDIA LEADS to see if you are working on a holiday gift guide this year for Montreal Tribune, The? If so, we'd love to help you find some great products for your guide. Our goal with MEDIA LEADS is to match brands with magazines and we work with all types of brands - everything from lifestyle and travel, beauty, grooming and fashion to eco products, food, beverage, travel, luxury, pet, wellness, yoga and spirituality products and more! If you are interested in this, I'd love to know:  - what your themes are for the holiday gift guide - what your deadline is for submission. Once you let me know, we'll share this with our members and they will reach out to you directly with their products!. Please let me know if you are interested - we'd love to work with you and help you discover some great products for your upcoming holiday gift guide. All the best,  Olesya LaunchGrowJoy.com MEDIA LEADS  P.S. If you want to see a list of some of our members, please check out our member directory for a sample of some brands we work with at https://www.launchgrowjoy.com/members/member-directory/. We currently work with more than 290 brands and would love to connect you with them. 8.12.17
 

Punch TV, on August 1st on Channel 64 KILM.

We just successfully launched our network, Punch TV, on August 1st on Channel 64 KILM. This is a full power station available on all major cable companies. This places us in 16 million additional homes than our previous coverage, and we are looking to expand further. We would like your assistance in creating awareness of our launch. This is a great human interest story that we believers would be interested in. Although we may not currently be broadcasting in your city we are actively seeking produced content ready for broadcast from producers across the country. This is a great opportunity for the community to get involved in being a part of our success. Please let us know what it would take to run a story through your outlet? Sincerely, Sharifah Hardie, Punch TV Studios, (310) 419-5914 PunchTVStudios.com 8.09.17

BlockedInRussia.com

I have been visiting MontrealTribune.com for quite some time and I see that you have published an article about website restrictions around the world at times. I just wanted to let you know that I just launched this free, non-profit tool called BlockedInRussia.com. It lets anyone check to see if any website is blocked or not in
Russia . Maybe it could be a great, useful resource to share with your readers. Either way, keep up the great work over at MontrealTribune.com! Thanks,  Alex 8.09.17

The Painting and the Piano

Two people, vastly different in their beginnings, come together to become the perfect couple. The Painting and the Piano is the remarkable true story of Adrianne Lugo and John Lipscomb; one, at the mercy of an inadequate and archaic foster care system, was returned to her heroin-addicted mother after a year-long court battle that sparked a huge media story in early 1970's Long Island; the other growing up privileged with an alcoholic mother. Their remarkable story of survival, transformation, and of finding each other shows a powerful blend of courage, determination, love and maybe a little serendipity! John and Adrianne make dynamic guests. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with them, or forward a copy (pdf or print) of the book in consideration of a review from you. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of the authors and the 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 8.09.17

Back-to-school season

As back-to-school season is rapidly approaching, keep your health and wellness at the forefront of your to-do list. Busy school schedules full of activities can wear on energy level and immune systems. Keep up with all your family's sports games, clubs and practices by revitalizing your immune system and bumping up your energy with Nutriblade. Nutriblade is the first ready-to-drink wheatgrass shot. Nutriblade is the first to bottle all the all the benefits wheatgrass provides in an easy, on-the-go beverage. Containing only 30 calories a bottle, Nutriblade's Wheatgrass Shot is packed full of energy generating vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and powerful antioxidants. This nutrient dense composition works to remove toxins and heavy metals from the body while hydrating and returning one's PH levels to their natural state. The inclusion of key electrolytes and micronutrients that aid in the body's recovery. Nutriblade's products are non-GMO; vegan; gluten-free; dairy, nut, and soy free; and contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. They're also made in the USA and bottled in BPA free bottles for quality and peace of mind. The wheatgrass shot are available in several delicious flavors; Original Wheatgrass, Sweet Pear, Tart Cherry, and Wild Blueberry. With the variety of flavors, everyone is able to find a beverage they crave. Refresh your immune health and vamp up your energy with Nutriblade wheatgrass Beverages. Let Nutriblade boost overall health so you can keep living the life you love. Please let me know if you're interested in additional information or sampling or visit www.nutriblade.com!  Thanks!  Katie Lapinski Veteran PR  www.veteranpr.com 7.03.17

AJW TECHNIQUE CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF GROWTH

AJW Technique, the maintenance hub for the AJW Group's component repair and overhaul service, marks five years of success this month. The Montreal-based business was established in 2012 and has developed into a world class, 160,000 sq. ft. facility with a wide range of latest generation test equipment, including one of the most comprehensive avionics test and repair suites in the world. In just five years, AJW Technique has grown into a business which supports over 500 airline customers across 100 countries. Having employed just seven people in 2012, it employs around 200 today, many of whom are skilled, licensed engineers and technicians, as well as supporting many other jobs at partners and suppliers in the Montreal region and beyond. AJW Technique today handles around 20,000 individual MRO events a year across nearly 5,600 part numbers, from both commercial and business aircraft. AJW Group recently announced the promotion of Gavin Simmonds, General Manager of AJW Technique, to also be its Chief Operations Officer. Christopher Whiteside, President and CEO of AJW Group, said: “We are very proud of what AJW Technique has accomplished over the last five years and are excited about its future. The extensive experience and strong team culture has been vital to our success for our customers and it continues to grow.” Gavin Simmonds, Chief Operations Officer of AJW Group, said: “In just five years, AJW Technique has become a major part of the Montreal aerospace community, meeting the needs of ever-increasing numbers of airlines across the globe. Our success and continued growth is largely down to the amazing team and culture we have built upon from day one at technique.” “We are proud to have nurtured and developed the talents of our growing number of employees, helping to reinforce Montreal ’s reputation as a centre of aerospace excellence.” For more information, visit: https://www.ajw-group.com/ajwt5/ 7.03.17

Plattsburgh Brewfest

Plattsburgh, NY– 8/3/2017 – 2017 is a game-changing year for the Plattsburgh Brewfest, which has experienced continued growth and success since its inception in 2015. This year's festival anticipates a crowd even larger than last year's 1,300 attendees, with the venue relocating from the Plattsburgh City Beach to the Clinton County Fairgrounds to host 40+ breweries, wineries and cideries as well as a post-brewfest concert. VIP hour kicks off at 1p.m. with General Admission tastings taking place from 2p.m. to 6p.m. , followed immediately by live music from Scott Sharrard and the Brickyard Band. 7.03.17

National Coloring Book Day

On this day, National Coloring Book Day, I wanted to reach out to see if would be interested in two new Christmas-themed coloring books for your holiday issues or online content. Fox Chapel Publishing is pleased to announce the arrival of two new Christmas coloring books, featuring the artwork of several award-winning artists. Cute Christmas Holiday Coloring Book by Jenny Newland and William Vanderdasson and Santa's Kitty Helpers Holiday Coloring Book by Kayomi Harai join Fox Chapel's imprint DesignOriginals to help ring in this holiday season! In Cute Christmas, have yourself a furry little Christmas with this heartwarming coloring book featuring happy pets in festive settings. Feel the stress of the holidays vanish as you focus your your mind on the sweet expressions of these beloved creatures. With Santa's Kitty Helpers, colorists will be charmed by the expressive-eyed furry friends depicted in the artistry of acclaimed illustrator Kayomi Harai. Please note that we are available to work with you on giveaway contests as well as providing complimentary pages for your audience to download, print, and color. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you! Elizabeth Martins Public Relations Manager
emartins@foxchapelpublishing.com   717-283-2833 7.03.17

 Groove Life

Whether an active outdoor lover or a fashionable trend setter, the Groove Life silicone active ring is the one accessory that is for the married and non-married alike. Born from need and designed with style and comfort in mind, Groove Life has perfected the silicone ring. Crafted out of a flexible silicone and an innovative inner arch and infinity loop design, the Groove Ring allows optimal breathability and comfort. Unlike metal rings, the liquid poured silicone is resistant to most common chemicals while safely breaking away instantly when caught in emergency situations. Groove offers a variety of styles and colors-from classic colors to bright hues. The newly launched Groove Custom collection allows wearers to customize their rings with monograms, lettering, and icons. Perfect for gifts or group/team wear! Are you interested in sampling? If so, please let me know your size, color, and style preference! Because Groove Life rings are meant to be worn snuggly, we suggest sampling your regular ring size as well as one ring size down. The Groove Life ring retails for $29.95 and can be purchased online at https://groovelife.co/.  Warmly,  Janie Thomas, Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 7.03.17

Google, Amazon and Microsoft have chosen Montréal

Google, Amazon and Microsoft have chosen Montréal as a location for their data centers, recognizing the benefits of colocation in Montréal, including the lowest electricity rates of any major data center market in North America , the ability to leverage Montréal's climate, and low-latency connectivity to Boston and New York City . Based in Montréal, ROOT Data Center is able to leverage these low power rates.  Ontario's electricity prices have risen by 71 percent from 2008 to 2016, far outpacing electricity price growth in other provinces and remain more than double those in Montréal, according to the Canadian think tank, The Fraser Institute, which reinforces why choosing a Montréal data center is optimal. ROOT's Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), a market-leading 1.17, reflects the naturally cool climate of Montréal as well as ROOT's innovative and energy-efficient air-to- air exchange and waterless cooling, which can effectively lower the total costs for customers by as much as 20 percent. Combining this low PUE with Québec's green grid and low carbon emissions results in a clean data center and savings for customers. Moreover, ROOT can bring large-scale deployments to market in 90 to 120 days and serve its customers with 30% lower energy consumption. May I set up a call for you to speak with AJ Byers, CEO of ROOT Data Center, which operates two facilities located in Montréal? Mr. Byers can offer more details about why the world&#39;s largest cloud companies, along with enterprises, hyperscalers and wholesale carriers, have landed in Montréal — renewable energy, lowest cost ($/kW in USD) in North America , and a data safe-haven. Kind regards,  Kathy Xu, Media Relations Associate, iMiller Public Relations, www.imillerpr.com @iMillerPR Cell: (831) 869-1402 Email: kathy@imillerpr.com Visit and subscribe to Data Center POST  www.datacenterpost.com @datacenterpost Visit and subscribe to the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association www.nedas.com @DASandSmallCell 7.03.17

AJ Byers, CEO of ROOT

Hope all is well! We are following up to ensure you received the message below about speaking with AJ Byers, CEO of ROOT Data Center. Please let us know of your interest and availability. Kind regards, Kathy Xu, Media Relations Associate, iMiller Public Relations www.imillerpr.com @iMillerPR Cell: (831) 869-1402 Email: kathy@imillerpr.com  Visit and subscribe to Data Center POST: www.datacenterpost.com @datacenterpost Visit and subscribe to the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association www.nedas.com @DASandSmallCell 7.03.17

Caiman Hat Clip

We have a new product that launched today on Kickstarter that I'd love to work with you on, if possible. Our new Caiman Hat Clip attaches via a patented grip to keep your hats hanging in perfect condition and a hook to attach up to 10 hats onto a single hanger fo efficient storage. More about Caiman Hat Clips: Patented grip inspired by Caiman Alligators Simplistic plastic design is both lightweight and small Ideal size for travel and saving space Available in white or black I'd love to send you a Caiman Hat Clip to test and enjoy. What is your preferred shipping address? Campaign: bit.ly/Caiman_KS Media Kit with Photos: bit.ly/CaimanMedia  Let me know if you have any questions or would to try our product!  Talk to you soon, Kelsey Tabor, Caiman Hat Clip Team PBS PLATTSNERD 2.0 IS UNDERWAY!   Plattsburgh 's original homegrown comic-con is back! 7.03.17

PRESS CONFERENCE INVITATION

Just For Laughs Festival and le Festival Juste pour rire would like to invite you to the closing press conference on July 31, 2017  Monday, July 31 - 11 am - Piano Nobile at Place des Arts - JFL and JPR will be co-hosting the closing press conference where we will share the highlights of the festival, joined by the special guests who will be appearing at the JFL closing Gala Montreal: An Intervention - An all-star lineup of stellar stand-ups and local legends will roast and toast our beautiful, beleaguered metropolis that evening. Presenters and comedians will be in attendance, available for press interviews immediately following the press conference speeches. They will include, Gilbert Rozon, Bruce Hills , Vanessa Grimaldi, DeAnne Smith, Alonzo Bodden, Jimmy Carr, Mark Critch, Brittany Leborgne + others. Please RSVP to attend no later than Sunday Jul 30, 5pm ET at PR@hahaha.com 8.01.17

The adaptation of Wonder

The upcoming November movie release of the adaptation of Wonder, based on the New York Times bestseller starring Julia Roberts, tells the incredibly inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman . Born with facial differences that have prevented him from going to mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. I'm working with the forthcoming novel, Mustaches for Maddie, a similar story to Wonder. Based on a true story, the novel follows Maddie, an outgoing twelve-year-old girl, who is known for carrying novelty, fake mustaches in her pocket—ready to inject humor into any situation at a moment's notice. She loves nothing more than to make people laugh by slapping on a mustache, especially the fuzzy pink or neon green variety, capturing a smile from just about anyone. Maddie is suddenly diagnosed brain tumor called craniopharyngoima. Any childhood health scare can turn a family's world upside down in an instant, especially when he or she is diagnosed with a rare and potentially life-threatening disease without notice. A social media campaign developed for Maddie with the hashtag #MustachesforMaddie showing the flood of community support. It reminds us of the importance of compassion in everything we do. Would you be interested in covering this book and initiatives? I'd be happy to send you an advanced copy of Mustaches for Maddie for possible review or editorial coverage. Authors Chad Morris and Shelly Brown are also available to discuss their own experience and talk about Maddie's inspiring tale, and how she's doing today! Thank you for your consideration! I look forward to hearing from you soon! Thanks, Michela DellaMonica Smith Publicity / 917-685-4412 7.29.27

Exotic dancing pays well.

Exotic dancing pays well. But for those unprepared for the challenges, it can also be costly. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of Fearless! An Exotic Dancer's Guide to Personal and Professional Success, in consideration of a review, interview or feature. Written by Kerri Walker, an exotic dancer in
New York City , Fearless! gives readers a candid look at the brightest sides and darkest corners of exotic dancing. Simply contact me to schedule an interview with Walker , or let me know if I may send a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Walker and the book cover. Thank you. Kate Marlowe, 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 7.29.17

PRESS CONFERENCE INVITATION

Just For Laughs Festival and le Festival Juste pour rire would like to invite you to the closing press conference on July 31, 2017 , Monday, July 31 - 11 am

Piano Nobile at Place des Arts - JFL and JPR will be co-hosting the closing press conference where we will share the highlights of the festival, joined by the special guests who will be appearing at the JFL closing Gala Montreal: An Intervention An all-star lineup of stellar stand-ups and local legends will roast and toast our beautiful, beleaguered metropolis that evening. Presenters and comedians will be in attendance, available for press interviews immediately following the press conference speeches. They will include, Gilbert Rozon, Bruce Hills , Vanessa Grimaldi, DeAnne Smith, Alonzo Bodden, Jimmy Carr, Mark Critch, Brittany Leborgne + others. Please RSVP to attend no later than Sunday Jul 30, 5pm ET at PR@hahaha.com 7.29.17

 Hello!  I hope you can come to the Alt Hotel 

Hello!  I hope you can come to the Alt Hotel  120 Peel St.– Red Creative Lounge on August 2nd to preview the Alessi FW 2017 collection = please let me know what time is good for you. It’s a great collection and we look forward to showing it to you.  Beth Dickstein, bde 212|353.1383, 665 Broadway, #704, New York , NY 10012 , www.bdeonline.biz Find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram  Read the latest Blog From: Beth Dickstein  Sent:  Friday, July 28, 2017 7:41 AM To: 'mwalters@postmedia.com' Subject: I'm coming to Montreal - Alessi August 2nd 7.29.17

Sorry regarding my last email – I was going too fast!  I do hope you come.

Hello!  I hope you can come to the Alt Hotel  120 Peel St.– Red Creative Lounge on August 2nd to preview the Alessi FW 2017 collection = please let me know what time is good for you. It’s a great collection and we look forward to showing it to you. Beth Dickstein bde 212|353.1383 665 Broadway, #704 New York , NY 10012 www.bdeonline.biz Find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram
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Why Montréal is the place for data

Google, Amazon and Microsoft have chosen Montréal as a location for their data centers, recognizing the benefits of colocation in Montréal, including the lowest electricity rates of any major data center market in North America , the ability to leverage Montréal's climate, and low-latency connectivity to Boston and New York City . Based in Montréal, ROOT Data Center is able to leverage these low power rates. Ontario 's electricity prices have risen by 71 percent from 2008 to 2016, far outpacing electricity price growth in other provinces and remain more than double those in Montréal, according to the Canadian think tank, The Fraser Institute, which reinforces why choosing a Montréal data center is optimal. ROOT's Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), a market-leading 1.17, reflects the naturally cool climate of Montréal as well as ROOT's innovative and energy-efficient air-to- air exchange and waterless cooling, which can effectively lower the total costs for customers by as much as 20 percent. Combining this low PUE with Québec's green grid and low carbon emissions results in a clean data center and savings for customers. Moreover, ROOT can bring large-scale deployments to market in 90 to 120 days and serve its customers with 30% lower energy consumption. May I set up a call for you to speak with AJ Byers, CEO of ROOT Data Center, which operates two facilities located in Montréal? Mr. Byers can offer more details about why the world&#39;s largest cloud companies, along with enterprises, hyperscalers and wholesale carriers, have landed in Montréal — renewable energy, lowest cost ($/kW in USD) in North America , and a data safe-haven. Kind regards, Kathy Xu, Media Relations Associate, iMiller Public Relations www.imillerpr.com @iMillerPR Cell: (831) 869-1402
Email: kathy@imillerpr.com  Visit and subscribe to Data Center POST: www.datacenterpost.com @datacenterpost  Visit and subscribe to the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association www.nedas.com @DASandSmallCell 7.28.17

Los Angeles invented Bagby.

Your smartphone might be something you keep with you all day long, but when it comes to spending some quality time with your significant other … it’s a different story. Facebook posts, emails, text messages, it’s creating a disconnect. Thankfully a husband and wife team from Los Angeles invented Bagby. Bagby is the world's first sleeping bag for your smartphone. It helps you create a phone-free zone whenever and wherever you need it. From the bedroom to the living room, just hang Bagby on virtually any flat surface, slide your phone in and GO! Once in place Bagby serves as an immediate reminder that it’s time to put your smartphone to bed and start reconnecting with each other. And don’t worry, Bagby comes with a non-digital alarm clock (no annoying lights, no ticking noises) so you'll keep appointments and it even lets you stay juiced up with its built-in charging slit. 40% of couples aged 18-55 said they delayed sex with a partner because of using some kind of technology … it’s definitely time for Bagby! Learn more about this innovative product on Kickstarter at http://kck.st/2uw9TNo If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Juan Sanchez, Co-Founder of Bagby at info@bagby.co or at 323-774-2225. You can also see http://www.bagby.co. Very Best, Michael Torres Media for Bagby 7.28.17

Seventy years ago, UFOs began buzzing Roswell Army Air Force Base

Seventy years ago, UFOs began buzzing Roswell Army Air Force Base in New Mexico . Since then, the subject has remained taboo, despite millions of sightings – including tens of thousands of eyewitness to the Phoenix Lights. Now, a new documentary and book: Unacknowledged: An Expose of the World's Greatest Secret by Dr. Steven M. Greer, and a fictional thriller, Undisclosed, by NY Times best-selling author Steve Alten (the editor and co-author of Unacknowledged), are exposing 70 years of lies. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Steve Alten, who wrote Undisclosed and edited Unacknowledged. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Steve and the two book covers. Steve is well-versed about the secrets revealed in both books and his guest appearances have been leaving hosts and listeners wanting more. Thank you. Please see YouTube link with Steve Alten at: https://youtu.be/KpEZqU9pWbA Danielle 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 7.27.17

AJW Gavin Simmonds to Chief Operations Officer

AJW is pleased to announce the promotion of Gavin Simmonds to Chief Operations Officer following five years of success as General Manager of AJW Technique, the maintenance hub for AJW’s component repair and overhaul service. Gavin will work closely with AJW’s Chief Technical Officer, Dave Lewis, and will be accountable for all aspects of strategic inventory management including planning, vendor spend, MRO vendor services, freight, warehouse, distribution and information technology services. Please see the press release below for more details. Kind regards, Venetia     7.27.17

Plattsburgh Brewfest

Plattsburgh, NY– 7/20/2017 – 2017 is a game-changing year for the Plattsburgh Brewfest, which has experienced continued growth and success since its inception in 2015. This year's festival anticipates a crowd even larger than last year's 1,300 attendees, with the venue relocating from the Plattsburgh City Beach to the Clinton County Fairgrounds to host 40+ breweries, wineries and cideries as well as a post-brewfest concert. 7.21.17

Bassmaster Magazine's top 100 bass fishing

Plattsburgh , NY  – 7/19/2017  – Continually listed among Bassmaster Magazine's top 100 bass fishing lakes in the United States , Lake Champlain has welcomed dozens of professional bass fishing tournaments to its waters and shores over the last 12 years. Now, in 2017, two exciting outdoor recreation events are coming to Lake Champlain  July 29th and 30th combining to create the Adirondack Coast 's very first Summer Fest '17! 7.21.17

FastBrewing & WineMaking

Are you or anyone on your team looking for new to market craft brew products? FastBrewing & WineMaking, a leading manufacturer of B2B brewing and winemaking equipment, has launched another awesome direct to consumer product—the 14 Gallon FastFerment. Used by industry experts, the FastFerment is a one-stage conical fermenter, allowing brewers to do their primary and secondary fermentation with the same device. The proprietary collection ball allows users to quickly and cleanly siphon off yeast and sediment or harvest it for later use. As a closed system, it limits exposure to oxygen ensuring consistent, high-quality batches every time. "We've eliminated approximately 80% of the work involved in making beer and wine at home," said FastBrewing founder Mitchell Lesbirel. "There's no racking, no transferring, and only one vessel to clean." For a limited time, the 14G FastFerment is available for presale (with immediate ship!) on its own or with additional accessories including Leg Extensions, Extra Collection Ball and a Stainless-Steel Hop Filter for dry hopping or adding oak chips, grape skins, and other flavor infusions. Consumers can purchase at www.fastbrewing.com and save 30% off retail.  Notable Highlights: - National Homebrew Competition Gold Medal & 3 Competition Golds Brewed with FastFerment  - Used by Dozens of Craft Brewers & One of Canada's Largest Breweries for Test Batches  - Hundreds of 5-Star Online Ratings  - Less than 1% Defect Rate Please let me know if you're interested in additional information or testing a FastFerment for yourself!  Thanks! Brooke Daily Veteran PR 312-623-7127 | brooke@veteranpr.com 7.21.17

Formula E,

Formula E, the world’s first fully electric car racing series, is coming to Montreal in July for a season-ending doubleheader. I’d like to give you an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the race grounds on Thursday, July 27. While there, you could also speak with DHL’s head of motorsports and even some of the drivers themselves (Daniel Abt and Lucas di Grassi, to name a few) and drink the pollutant-free glycerine fuel. Formula E was started only three years ago and has quickly become a racing phenomenon. This season’s cars can go from 0-62 in just 2.9 seconds and are all powered by lithium ion batteries (which fully charge in just 50 minutes). We are happy to assist with media accreditation or provide tickets for the race itself.   Is this of interest?   Thanks, DAN BAKER  // ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT T +1 312 329 3980  M +1 516 476 8227, 625 N. MICHIGAN AVE , CHICAGO , IL 60611  //  @FinnPartners 7.21.17

Best-selling author, artist, and bereavement advocate Joanne Fink

Best-selling author, artist, and bereavement advocate Joanne Fink wants to change grief culture in America. When her husband died unexpectedly, she found many things to be true: she was expected to stop grieving after a couple years, people were hesitant to talk about her husband, and for the most part, she found that people didn't know how to discuss loss. Creator of the popular Zenspirations art style and movement, Fink found healing through the power of art and journaling. She launched a new book When You Lose Someone You Love (CompanionHouse Books, Oct 2017) and began her mission to help others facing loss and to be able to talk about it. This fall, she will be traveling the country speaking to groups who are coping with loss one and hoping to change the way we talk about grief in America . Available for interviews and commentary, Fink can further discuss: How she wants to change grief culture in America Discussions to have with the people around you during your bereavement process The healing powers of journaling when facing loss How to move from grief to gratitude Please let me know if you're interested in speaking with Joanne and/or receiving a copy of her new book, When You Lose Someone You Love. Thanks for your time, Conrad David.  Best, Elizabeth Martins / Fox Chapel Publishing emartins@foxchapelpublishing.com / 717-283-2833 7.21.17

 AJ Byers, CEO of ROOT Data Center .

Hope all is well and you enjoyed your weekend. We are circling back to ensure you received the message below about setting up an interview with AJ Byers, CEO of ROOT Data Center. Please let us know of your interest and availability. Kind regards, Kathy Xu Media Relations Associate, iMiller Public Relations www.imillerpr.com @iMillerPR Cell: (831) 869-1402 Email: kathy@imillerpr.com  Visit and subscribe to Data Center POST: www.datacenterpost.com @datacenterpost Visit and subscribe to the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association www.nedas.com  @DASandSmallCell   2017-07-11 16:43 GMT-04:00 Kathy Xu <kathy@imillerpr.com>: 7.21.17

I  would like to introduce you to AJ Byers, CEO of ROOT Data Center

I  would like to introduce you to AJ Byers, CEO of ROOT Data Center – an innovative Montréal based company that leverages Quebec's low power costs, cool climate, and proximity to major urban markets such as New York, Boston, and Toronto to provide fast data connections within a next-gen data center. ROOT Data Center 's modular data-center design provides unmatched speed to deployment and optimal agility, allowing customers to scale critical infrastructure and benefit from reductions in IT expense. Moreover, ROOT is able to bring large-scale deployments to market in 90 to 120 days; and serve its customers with 30% lower energy consumption than the industry average Google, Amazon and Microsoft have chosen Montreal for the locations for their data centers, recognizing the benefits of colocation here. Montréal is an exceptional fit for cloud, big data, applications, and SAS providers along with hospitals, research and educational institutions. If you are interested in arranging an interview with AJ Byers, CEO, ROOT Data Center , please respond with your availability. He is available by phone or can meet in person at the Canadian Data Center Summit in  Toronto July 18-19. Thank you, Kathy Xu Media Relations Associate, iMiller Public Relations www.imillerpr.com @iMillerPR Cell: (831) 869-1402 Email: kathy@imillerpr.com  Visit and subscribe to Data Center POST:  www.datacenterpost.com  @datacenterpost   Visit and subscribe to the Northeast DAS & Small Cell Association www.nedas.com  @DASandSmallCell 7.21.17

Human interest story of a local Ontario Pastor

I hope you are having an amazing day. I had sent you an email previously and I wanted to circle back to see how we can work together to feature the human interest story of a local Ontario Pastor who made the front page of Yahoo & CNBC, Nicholas Kusmich. I work with internationally known,   Ontario based Nicholas Kusmich who was a broke pastor making $30,000 a year to making more than 2 million a year from Facebook. The power of social networking is that the expected number of world wild social media users is expected to reach  2.95 billion by 2020, around a third of the Earth's entire population.  The region with the highest penetration rate of social media is North America , where 60% pf the population has at least one social media account. Are you open to interviewing Nicholas and highlighting him? He can also discuss anything related to business and social media such as why Facebook is the number 1 platform, why every business needs social media to succeed, amongst many other topics.   On our end any collaboration or interview we will share with our followers on social media which is more than 300K people.  Eager to hear your thoughts!  Warmly,  Heather   Check out his article here: thttp://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/02/ex-pastor-nicholas-kusmich-makes-2-million-a-year-thanks-to-facebook.html  7.15.17

FlipBelt, the activewear brand

FlipBelt, the activewear brand behind the ultimate carry-all fitness belt, has partnered with MIIEGO to offer the latest in wireless headphone technology. With innovative designs, crystal-clear sound quality and a long lasting charge (over 11 hours) the MIIEGO headphones are outperforming the competition and are a must-have for an active lifestyle. Wold you like to try out a product sample for consideration? I have included details about each of their new designs below but here are a few quick facts to know: YOU MOVE-THEY DON'T. Run. Jump. Twist. Flip around. Now you can do all of that with music in your ears! No matter the challenge – the new AL3+ FREEDOM series by MIIEGO® will let you move - because they don't. Comfort and Safety: The soft ON-EAR design and fit doesn't isolate your ears. Rather, it gives you situational awareness, where you still receive ambient noise and signals from your surroundings. You can listen to your music and have the peace of mind that you'll hear the traffic during your run, or work-out. The ON-EAR design also means that it doesn't irritate the inside of your ear canal or give you sore ears. You don't worry about earbuds constantly falling out of your ears or getting full of earwax. Performance and Affordability: Outperforms most premium sport earbuds out there, more than 11 hours of guaranteed playing time. Retails $79.99 to 89.99.   Want to see them in action? Check out their video here. MIIEGO AL3+Woman The most unique in the line, the MIIEGO AL3+ Woman have been specifically designed to meet the needs and fit of women's active lifestyles. The extremely soft and flexible headphones are wrapped in an ultra-secure neckband that has been carefully designed to fit women's head size and even contours to ensure it will not fall out of place. The lightweight design makes it easy and comfortable to wear, even for extended periods of time. The headphones offer crystal clear playback, without compromising safety. Its ON EAR design allows ambient noise and signals to be heard, keeping its wearers aware of their surroundings. Each pair of headphones is guaranteed with a one year warranty for added peace of mind. The MIIEGO AL3+ Woman retails for $79.99 and can be viewed and purchased, along with the rest of the line at www.flipbelt.com. Freedom Their AL3+ FREEDOM headphones are built to allow you to move freely, while they remain comfortably in place. FlipBelt knows in the midst of a hard workout music is often a motivator. The AL3+ FREEDOM allows its wearers to enjoy crisp, dynamic sound, while jumping, running, or twisting. The uniquely designed neckband is soft and flexible, making it easy for them to comfortably remain in place for an extended period of time. The headphones allow noises to flow through, keeping users aware of their surroundings, without compromising on the sound of their music. A single charge of the bluetooth headphones has an 11 hour guaranteed playing time. Each pair from the MIIEGO line is guaranteed with a one year warranty for added peace of mind. The MIIEGO AL3+ FREEDOM retails for $79.99 and can be viewed and purchased, along with the rest of the line at www.flipbelt.com. Sport Earbuds Designed with professional athlete input, FlipBelt and MIIEGO are offering the most comfortable and customizable wireless earphones available. The MIIEGO M1 Wireless Sport Earphones are created for action and sport, allowing wearers to move freely, without the hassle of annoying cables. Their anti-slip ear hooks fit comfortably and securely over its wearers ears. The earbuds are adjustable in each ear and around your neck, to ensure that you find the perfect and most comfortable fit. COMPLY, the award winning ear tips are installed to block external noise, while safely delighting your ears with a superior audio experience. Each ear bud is sealed with super-soft memory foam that is comfortable and easy on the ear canal, making wearing for long periods of time a breeze. The MIIEGO M1 can master any climate that its wearer can handle. They have been developed to withstand hot and cold environments, as well as sweat and rain, without issue. A special built in-in microphone also allows users to take and make quick phone calls without having to disturb their workout. Each pair from the MIIEGO line is guaranteed with a one year warranty for added peace of mind. The MIIEGO M1 retails for $89.99 and can be viewed and purchased, along with the rest of the line at www.flipbelt.com.  Nicki Thomas, Veteran PR, P. 708-733-0728, E. nicki@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com 7.13.17

Darron Spencer is an expert speaker

Darron Spencer is an expert speaker who lectures government agencies and police departments around the nation on how to bridge the gap between the police and their communities. Drawing on his experience as a marine, corrections officer and former deputy, Spencer addresses the growing divide between citizens and police officers and offers a unique approach and techniques to produce a win-win outcome for all. This go-to expert shares this and more in his new e-book, Humane Policing: How Perspectives Can Influence Our Performance. Darron Spencer makes a great guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him, or forward a pdf of the book for a review from you. Thank you. Please see Darron discussing a recent shooting incident in Seattle with King5 News at: https://www.facebook.com/KING5News/videos/10154777370866476/  Kate Marlowe, 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 7.13.17

Exotic dancing pays well. But for those unprepared for the challenges, it can also be costly.

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of Fearless! An Exotic Dancer's Guide to Personal and Professional Success, in consideration of a review, interview or feature. Written by Kerri Walker, an exotic dancer in
New York City , Fearless! gives readers a candid look at the brightest sides and darkest corners of exotic dancing.  Simply contact me to schedule an interview with Walker , or let me know if I may send a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Walker and the book cover. Thank you. Kate Marlowe, 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 7.13.17

Seventy years ago, UFOs began buzzing Roswell

Seventy years ago, UFOs began buzzing Roswell Army Air Force Base in
New Mexico . Since then, the subject has remained taboo, despite millions of sightings – including tens of thousands of eyewitness to the Phoenix Lights. Now, a new documentary and book:Unacknowledged: An Expose of the World's Greatest Secret by Dr. Steven M. Greer, and a fictional thriller, Undisclosed, by NY Times best-selling author Steve Alten (the editor and co-author of Unacknowledged), are exposing 70 years of lies. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Steve Alten, who wrote Undisclosed and edited Unacknowledged. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Steve and the two book covers. Steve is well-versed about the secrets revealed in both books and his guest appearances have been leaving hosts and listeners wanting more. Thank you. Please see YouTube link with Steve Alten at: https://youtu.be/KpEZqU9pWbA   Danielle 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 7.13.17

Pain as POWs in Vietnam .

More than 40 years ago, two naval aviators endured unspeakable pain as POWs in Vietnam . One soldier buried his demons and built a successful career in law enforcement. But the other followed his demons down a dark path toward the ultimate revenge. In The Oath, author Dennis Koller expertly weaves the gripping stories of two former POWs with a modern-day murder investigation to create a mystery-thriller with enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the end. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy (or pdf) of The Oath in consideration of a review, interview or feature. Dennis Koller makes a dynamic guest. Please contact me to schedule an interview, or let me know if I may send a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story I'd be happy to send you a JPEG of Koller and the book cover. Thank you. Sarah Carter, Pen Books, 117 Southwind Drive, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523, 310/413-4691, 925/586-2012, sarah@penbooks.biz 7.07.17

Enjoy the great outdoors

Enjoy the great outdoors even more this summer with this line of unique outdoor products. I have included a few below. Groove Life- The Groove Life ring gives you one less thing to worry about while exploring the outdoors. The innovative ring is made out of a low profile, flexible silicon that is carved with their patented design, ensuring proper airflow to your fingers. This keeps moisture out while promoting comfort, putting any fears of poor circulation out of your mind while active. Available in a variety of colors and styles, the stylish ring will put your mind and body at ease. Groove Life can be purchased online at www.goovelife.co. Retail $29.95 FlipBelt- FlipBelt's line of products are the perfect hiking/camping companion. The belt offers a hands free solution to carrying your phone and other belongings while enjoying the great outdoors. The tubular band fits snuggly around your upper or lower hip and safely holds cell phones, car keys, money, credit cards, inhalers and more, with their 3 inch wide pocket fitting even the biggest of cell phones (including the 6 plus). FlipBelt's line of belts can be viewed at www.flipbelt.com. Yatra- When looking for a speaker to take on a rugged adventure, Yatra's Aquatune series has you covered.  Bluetooth technology allows their crystal clear playback to be heard for up to 10 hours.  Their cool design and portable size make it easy to enjoy your tunes no matter where life takes you. Available at: Container Store, Marshalls , Follett Bookstores, Sears, ACE, and specialty shops as well as online at www.shopyatra.com and Amazon. SABRERunner Pepper Gel with Adjustable Hand Strap fits in the palm of consumers' hands for police-strength protection on the go. Offering greater protection at a safe distance, boasting 35 bursts with an increased range of up to 12 feet, the gel will protect from any dangers of animals or strangers. Pepper gel virtually eliminates airborne particles and wind blow back, only affecting the target it directly contacts. These benefits make pepper gel ideal for outdoor use, with reduced chances of wind causing the spray to affect innocent parties, including the user. Gel also offers protection at an even safer distance its increased range: Gel reaches 20% farther than pepper spray. Retails for $12.99 Show Off Your Life- Don't miss capturing a moment of the beauty that the outdoors have to offer with the Show Off Super Mount. Combining Bluetooth technology with an advanced magnetic system, the Show Off Super Mount will revolutionize the way you use your phone. The Bluetooth remote allows you to take photos and videos (up to 30 feet away!) while the advanced magnetic system allows you to securely attach your phone to almost any surface by simply attaching their mounting pads. The Super Mount will ensure that you don't miss capturing any special moments. The Super Mount can be purchased online at www.showoffyourlife.com. Retail $29.99   Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 6.29.17

For 40 years, Terry Beck's life

For 40 years, Terry Beck's life was shaped by his work on the storied Santa Fe Railroad that snaked its way through much of the
Southwestern United States . Overflowing with stories to tell of his colorful adventures, Beck wrote A Train of Thought: Forty Years Workin' on the Railroad, the first installment in his nostalgic A Gathering of Words series. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of this entertaining collection of stories in consideration of a review, interview or feature. A natural storyteller, Beck makes a lively guest. Simply contact me to schedule an interview with the author, and let me know if I may send a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story I'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Beck and the book cover. Thank you. Mary Beth Smith Park Cities Publishing  214.725.2823  
mbsmith@parkcitiespublishing.com
6.29.17

 With Fourth of July approaching

With Fourth of July approaching, I want to pass along these summer-time essentials for your readers interest. Whether you're poolside with friends, on a yacht, or at a family BBQ,these party-poppers are ideal to get the party started! IN THE MOOD FOR: Poolside Relaxation and Pampering Day If you're craving a European getaway, serve up some FOS Mastiha for a sweet taste of Greece . Travel to the beautiful island of Greece with just one sip of this drink. FOS Mastiha, historically delicious and crafted to perfection, has been created to elicit a true taste of Greek culture. Take on the role of a Greek Goddess as the liqueur has a one of a kind and precise harvesting and distillation process that gives insight into why it is so special. Only harvested once per year, Mastiha undergoes a traditional process, including mixing it with high quality alcohol and secret ingredients before distillation and bottling. Even better, FOS Mastiha also has digestive benefits so you can relax poolside while still maintaining that summer bod. With endless mixology possibilites, FOS Mastiha lends itself as the perfect ingredient to make festive an array of cocktails for the whole group!  For more check out https://www.dropbox.com/sh/za5jhaz9njqjfs5/AADxRBHEBBizn6bWX_xnq3hZa?dl=0 6.30.17

Me We Do Be

Twenty-five years of research and a survey of over 5,000 people went into Dr. Randall Bell's exciting book, Me We Do Be: The Four Cornerstones of Success. Explaining that all behaviors can be organized into four cornerstones, this book connects the dots to help create a fresh perspective for moving forward and achieving maximum success! An expert speaker, Dr. Bell also makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him, or forward a copy of his book for a review from you. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Dr. Bell and the book cover. Thank you.
Monica Foster, Senior Publicist, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (713) 446-8815 Direct   
(281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com  www.ascotmedia.com 6.26.17

Taking care of your skin

Taking care of your skin is the first step to preventing premature aging, sagging and wrinkles, keeping you looking younger and more alive. One of the first places to show age is what everyone's' eyes land on first; the face. Skinerals Organic Skin Science is dedicated to providing organic solutions to all skincare needs. Skinerals creates only the best quality, all natural, vegan, organic, gluten-free and cruelty-free skincare products for all skin types. With the best combination of ingredient and wide range of products, there is sure to be the perfect skincare solution for every need. The Skinerals Luminous Citrine Facial Cleanser is designed for all skin types and ideal for daily use to maintain healthy, vibrant skin. With a blend of natural plant-based oils, essential oil blends, fruit and plant extracts, the organic cleanser gently exfoliates, making for clearer, more vibrant skin. The natural blend of ingredients in the Hydroquartz Facial Moisturizer provides your skin with essential nutrients and vitamins, creating vibrant, revitalized skin. The Hydroquartz Facial Moisturizer is perfect for those with sensitive skin, using only the best quality ingredients such as coconut, hemp seed, olive & shea oils and other essential oils like green tea and lavender. This natural moisturizer locks in moisture without harsh, irritating chemicals. The Diamond Age Defying Serum fights to combat wrinkles and fine lines. This super serum includes aloe leaf juice, safflower oil, honey, sunflower oil, pomegranate oil and coconut oil. These organic ingredients work together to ensure your skin is nourished and revived. This serum brings back firmness and elasticity to your skin, restoring your natural resilience by making it smoother, softer and void of fine lines and wrinkles. Used once a week, the Skineral's Platinum Pineapple Facial Masque exfoliates away all the dead skin from your face without abrasive ingredients, leaving your face clean, fresh, smooth and glowing. This exfoliant hydrates and refreshes the skin with a premium natural plant-based oils, essential oil blends, fruit and plant extracts. After each use, the skin will be left smoother, fresher and toned. The combination of these and other Skinerals products will make your skin feel more alive than ever before, leaving you looking younger, more awake, revitalized and glowing. To view the entire skincare collection, please visit https://skinerals.com.  Please let me know if you are interested in more information, sampling, or setting up an interview with one of the founders.  Best regards, Katie Lapinski Veteran PR www.veteranpr.com 6.24.17

Fast Brewing and Winemaking
Fast Brewing and Winemaking has simplified home brewing, creating the easiest way of making quality Beer, Wine, Cider or Mead. The kits provide everything needed to get started right out of the box. FastFerment Starter Kits replace buckets and carboys with 80% less work and deliver consistent, high quality homebrew and wine.  Interested in trying?  Beginner friendly, the 7.9G & 14G Fast Brewing FastFerment is a one-stage conical fermenter that allows brewers and winemakers to do their primary and secondary fermentation in the same unit. By limiting exposure to oxygen, the system creates high-quality batches every time.  A unique proprietary collection ball allows users to quickly and cleanly siphon off yeast and sediment or harvest it for later use. 6.21.17


The 14G FastFerment is available for pre-sale on its own or with additional accessories including Leg Extensions, Extra Collection Ball and a Stainless Steel Hop Filter for dry hopping or adding oak chips, grape skins, and other flavor infusions. Consumers can pre-order at www.fastbrewing.com and save up to 30% off retail.Please let me know if you are interested in additional information or sampling!  Thanks! Brooke Daily, Veteran PR, 312-623-7127 | brooke@veteranpr.com 6.21.17

I wanted to introduce you to an amazing product called KIMERA KOFFEE.

I wanted to introduce you to an amazing product called KIMERA KOFFEE. The unique coffee was made to turbocharge your brain, while enjoying the bold flavor of delicious coffee. I have included some quick information below.  In the midst of the summer heat Kimera Koffee cold brew is offering refreshment in more ways than one. The cold brew coffee offers refreshment for your body, as well as your mind by infusing their coffee with nootropics, which are powerful vitamins known to boost cognitive function. Their High Altitude Premium coffee is infused with Alpha GPC, Taurine, DMAE, and L-Theanine. Each cup of Kimera Koffee contains 725mg of their proprietary Nootropic blend, without compromising their delicious coffee flavor. Combining science and nature, Kimera has created more than a product, they've created a way of life.  For more information please visit http://www.kimerakoffee.com/ or contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com, www.veteranpr.com 6.21.17

Have you heard of the Smart Air Lamp?

Have you heard of the Smart Air Lamp? The Air Lamp is the revolutionary new way to light any space.  We would love if you could help spread the word of the Air Lamp Kickstarter Campaign! I have included some quick information below. Levof Technologies has developed a zero-gravity Air Lamp, soon to debut in the home décor market.  The Air Lamp is a portable levitating lamp, first of its kind to utilize auto-levitating liftoff technology. With the touch of a button, it hovers over its charging base while emitting a pleasant light. Unlike ordinary household lamps, the Smart Air Lamp can be easily picked up and transported anywhere you need to go. A twelve hour battery life and smart sensor, ensure that the lamp will be ready whenever it is needed. And when that time comes, the Air Lamp's energy efficient LED bulbs only take three watts of power to reach full capacity. The Air Lamp does more than simply illuminate a room. The sleek and modern base is equipped with two USB ports for charging other electronic devices. No longer does your electricity need to be shared between your lamps and charging cables; you can have both functions without a single outlet. Unique and innovative, the Air Lamp by Levof Technologies is the next step in modern lighting.  Are you interested in covering this groundbreaking product? Smart Air LampCampaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/levof/air-lamp-the-levitating-portable-lamp   For additional images, GIFS, and videos, please visit: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B2EQN_gPazRNMnRDWjhXMmMtams  Please let me know if you are interested in learning more.  Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com, www.veteranpr.com 6.21.17

The Four Cornerstones of Success

Twenty-five years of research and a survey of over 5,000 people went into Dr. Randall Bell's exciting book, Me We Do Be: The Four Cornerstones of Success. Explaining that all behaviors can be organized into four cornerstones, this book connects the dots to help create a fresh perspective for moving forward and achieving maximum success!  An expert speaker, Dr. Bell also makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him, or forward a copy of his book for a review from you. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Dr. Bell and the book cover. Thank you. Monica Foster, Senior Publicist, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (713) 446-8815 Direct   (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com  www.ascotmedia.com 6.21.17

The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World

We would like to give you an opportunity to book an interview with the wife of the late Leo Fender (the inventor of the electric guitar), who co-authored his memoir Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World with Randall Bell, Ph.D. Interviews are being booked now for September – December, and galley proofs will be available for reviews in early August. Many of the world's greatest musicians prefer to play a Fender guitar and while Leo Fender is a household name in musical circles, it's hard to believe this iconic inventor did not play the guitar himself. Phyllis Fender makes a captivating guest who can relay many fascinating stories on this unconventional genius. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her, or forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you JPEGs of Phyllis and the book cover. Thank you. Monica Foster, Senior Publicist, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549 Direct: (713) 446-8815 Phone: (281) 333-3507 Fax: (832) 569-5539  mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com  www.ascotmedia.com 6.18.17

Start-up Nightswapping

The most common reason why people don't go on holiday is because either it is too expensive or because they would rather save their money for other expenses. What if there was system which offered the opportunity to earn money every time you travel? This is exactly what the french Start-up Nightswapping offers to its users. When you travel, a part of the expenses can be converted into money. How does it work? NightSwapping, 1st night swapping community with more than 250.000 members throughout 160 has recently added a cash back system into its model.  Very popular amongst internet users, specialized websites offer the opportunity to ean additional revenue by buying products. In order to reward its members, the start-up inspired itself from this concept and adds after every trip, Nights into a Night Wallet which they can then convert into money.Read the press release > To learn more, check the press kit > press@nightswapping.com  |  +33 437 92 93 93 www.nightswapping.com 6.18.17
 

Museum Days throughout the Adirondack Coast

Plattsburgh , NY  –  6/14/2017  – The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance (ACCA) again celebrates Museum Days throughout the Adirondack Coast from June 17-18, 2017 , inviting visitors and residents to explore the area's wealth of museums, galleries, and cultural organizations! For these two days, participating locations will offer free admission, including demonstrations, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more. This year's event coincides with the first of two New York State "Path Through History" Weekends in 2017. Please see attached press release for further details. 6.15.17

Encounters with UFOs

For decades, when people have told of encounters with UFOs, they are either ridiculed or dismissed as having witnessed everything from weather balloons to military maneuvers! Yet given the data we have and the many credible people that have witnessed unexplainable sightings, it's becoming increasingly difficult to refute the facts. Please read the following press release to hear the amazing story of New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten's own recent first-hand encounter with a UFO, which inspired him to write his new book Undisclosed – to be released June 6. Please let me know if I may schedule an interview with Steve, or forward a copy of his book for a review. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you jpegs of Steve and the book cover. Thank you. Kate 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  6.15.17

OpenTable Celebrates Patio Season With the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada

Ontario , British Columbia and Alberta top this summer's outdoor dining destinations in this second-annual list -   Special to The Montreal Tribune -  TORONTO , Ont. –  June 13, 2017  – Grab your sunglasses and appetites! With patio season in full swing, OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for 2017. These awards reflect the combined opinions of more than 515,000 restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners for more than 2,000 restaurants in  Canada .The official start of summer is almost here and Canadians can take advantage by indulging at some of the best outdoor dining experiences across the country. From the panoramic views of Grapevine Restaurant & Patio at Gray Monk Estate Winery in Kelowna to the vibrant rooftop of The Chase in Toronto , this second-annual list features outdoor tables from coast-to-coast to suit any occasion. Including restaurants with multiple locations, Ontario has the greatest number of restaurants featured with 44, followed by British Columbia with 27 and Alberta with 16. Québec has eight restaurants recognized, while Manitoba has five. Nova Scotia is also represented on this list. "Canadian patio season never lasts as long as we want. With this list from OpenTable, locals and tourists can spend less time hunting for the perfect spot to grab a drink or share a meal and more time soaking up the beautiful weather," said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada . "From West Coast estate wineries to Rocky Mountain retreats and al fresco urban escapes, this list showcases some of the country's best outdoor dining destinations this summer." The 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants list is generated solely from more than 515,000 restaurant reviews collected from verified OpenTable diners between April 1, 2016  and March 31, 2017 . All restaurants with a minimum "overall" score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then scored and sorted according to the percentage of reviews for which "great for outdoor dining" was selected as a special feature. Based on this methodology, the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada according to OpenTable diners are as follows (in alphabetical order): 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada for 2017 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar – West Kelowna, British Columbia   529 Wellington – Winnipeg, Manitoba   Alloy – Calgary, Alberta  Arms Reach Bistro – North Vancouver, British Columbia   Barsa Taberna – Toronto, Ontario   The Bavarian Inn Restaurant – Bragg Creek, Alberta   Bazille – Nordstrom Rideau Centre – Ottawa, Ontario    Beertown Public House – Waterloo, Ontario  Bella Gelateria & Pizzeria – Vancouver, British Columbia  Benchmark – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario    Bistro Nolah – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec  Blue Water Cafe – Vancouver, British Columbia  Bonterra Trattoria – Calgary, Alberta   Borealis Grille & Bar – Kitchener, Ontario  Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant – Calgary, Alberta  Briggs Kitchen + Bar – Calgary, Alberta   The Butchart Gardens – The Dining Room – Brentwood Bay, British Columbia   Cafe Belong – Toronto , Ontario   Chabrol Café – Toronto , Ontario  Charbar – Calgary , Alberta   The Chase – Toronto , Ontario  Chez Leveque – Montréal, Québec  Chez Piggy – Kingston , Ontario   Chop Steakhouse & Bar – Meadowvale – Mississauga , Ontario  Cibo Waterfront Café – Winnipeg , Manitoba   Cilantro – Calgary , Alberta   Cimo Mediterranean Grill – Prince George , British Columbia   CinCin Ristorante + Bar  Vancouver – Vancouver , British Columbia   Cluny – Toronto , Ontario   Corrientes Argentine Pizzeria – Winnipeg , Manitoba  Diwan at the Aga Khan Museum – Toronto , Ontario   Dolcetto – London , Ontario   Drake Devonshire Inn – Wellington , Ontario  Drake Hotel – Toronto , Ontario   Earth to Table: Bread Bar – Guelph – Guelph , Ontario  El Catrin – Toronto , Ontario  Electric Mud BBQ – Toronto , Ontario  F'Amelia Ristorante – Toronto , Ontario   FARMHOUSE Tavern – Toronto , Ontario   Figo – Toronto , Ontario   The Glass Monkey – Edmonton , Alberta  Grapevine Restaurant & Patio at Gray Monk Estate Winery – Lake Country , British Columbia   H4C Place St-Henri – Montréal, Québec   Hart House Restaurant – Burnaby , British Columbia   Hillside Winery & Bistro – Penticton , British Columbia  Homer Street Cafe & Bar – Vancouver , British Columbia   Hoogan & Beaufort – Montréal, Québec  Il Buco – Barrie , Ontario  Italian Farmhouse Restaurant & Bar – Bragg Creek , Alberta  Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House – Vancouver , British Columbia  Juniper Bistro – The Juniper Hotel – Banff , Alberta  Kasa Moto – Toronto , Ontario   The Keg Steakhouse + Bar – Multiple Locations ( British Columbia , Ontario Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards – Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario   L'Antipasto – Vancouver, British Columbia  The Lake House – Calgary, Alberta  Lake House Restaurant – Vineland , Ontario   Lakeside Dining Room – Hotel Eldorado – Kelowna , British Columbia  Las Margaritas – Vancouver , British Columbia   Le Chien Noir – Kingston , Ontario   Liquidity Bistro – Okanagan Falls , British Columbia  Maison Boulud – Montréal, Québec   Marben – Toronto , Ontario    The Marc – Edmonton , Alberta  Mettawas Station Mediterranean Restaurant – Kingsville , Ontario  Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro – Guelph , Ontario  Miku Restaurant – Vancouver , British Columbia  Nautical Nellies Steak & Seafood House – Victoria , British Columbia   Notkins – Montréal, Québec  ONE Restaurant – Toronto , Ontario  Peller Estates Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake , Ontario   Pineridge Hollow – RM of Springfield , Manitoba   Pizzeria Gusto – Winnipeg , Manitoba   Quails' Gate Estate Winery – Old Vines Restaurant – Kelowna , British Columbia   Radius – Hamilton , Ontario   Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake , Ontario  Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge – Beamsville , Ontario  The Restaurant at Redstone – Beamsville , Ontario   Restaurant Lemeac – Montréal, Québec   River Café – Calgary , Alberta   Scopa Neighbourhood Italian – Calgary , Alberta  Seasons in the Park – Vancouver , British Columbia  Selkirk Grille – Heritage Park Historical Village – Calgary , Alberta  Sole Restaurant – Waterloo , Ontario  Sonora Room Restaurant – Burrowing Owl Estate Winery – Oliver , British Columbia  Spencer's at the Waterfront – Burlington , Ontario    The Stubborn Goat Gastropub – Halifax , Nova Scotia  Tableau Bar Bistro – Vancouver , British Columbia  Taverne Square Dominion – Montréal, Québec The Teahouse Restaurant – Vancouver , British Columbia    The Terrace – Mission Hill Family Estate Winery – West Kelowna , British Columbia   Terroni – Multiple Locations ( Ontario Treadwell Farm-to-Table Cuisine – Niagara-on-the-Lake , Ontario  Trius Winery Restaurant – Niagara-on-the-Lake , Ontario  Uli's Restaurant – White Rock, British Columbia  Vineland Estates Winery Restaurant – Vineland , Ontario  Violino Gastronomia Italiana – Edmonton , Alberta  West Oak Restaurant – Vancouver , British Columbia  Wildcraft – Waterloo , Ontario  Zees Grill – Niagara-on-the-Lake , Ontario    The complete list may also be viewed  at https://www.opentable.com/m/best-outdoor-restaurants-in-canada. Diners can also read more about the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada  by visiting the OpenTable blog.   Follow OpenTable Canada on Twitter: @OpenTableCanada 
About OpenTable Restaurant Reviews: Originally launched in November 2008, the OpenTable Reviews program helps diners find restaurants that best fit their dining occasions. Only diners who recently honoured an OpenTable reservation are invited to submit restaurant reviews. Visitors to OpenTable can access reviews for thousands of OpenTable restaurant partners across the
United States , Canada , Germany , Ireland , Japan and the UK .  The OpenTable Reviews program has generated more than 40 million restaurant reviews by verified diners, establishing OpenTable as one of the largest and most trusted sources for restaurant reviews.  About OpenTable: OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 22 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 42,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1 billion diners around the world and more than 51 million in Canada . OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia , Canada , Germany , Ireland , Japan , Mexico , United Kingdom and the United States .OpenTable, OpenTable.com, OpenTable logos, and other service names are the trademarks of OpenTable, Inc. and/or its affiliates.  Media Contacts: Sachin Persaud / Cindy Watson StrategicAmpersand Inc. (416) 961-5595 OpenTablePR@stratamp.com 6.13.17

I wanted to send along some great options for your last minute Father's Day gifts.

I wanted to send along some great options for your last minute Father's Day gifts. I have included some products that Dad will love to receive for his special day. Groove Life - Whether dad is a craftsman, outdoorsman, or a business professional, the Groove Life silicone ring will add the perfect touch of comfort, style and sophistication for any occasion. This innovative ring is made out of a low profile, flexible silicone that is carved with their patented infinity design, ensuring proper airflow and circulation. The Groove Ring will not only keep partners and wives happy but also keep safety concerns at bay. Groove Life can be purchased at: www.goovelife.co. Retail $29.95 Fire Department Coffee - FDC is redefining the coffee industry by introducing the first ever spirit infused line. March 13th, 2017 , FDC launched their flagship collection, featuring three distinct infused coffees: bourbon, tequila, and rum infused, each with their own unique flavors and aroma. We recommend the Bourbon Infused Coffee for the perfect Father's Day gift. The Bourbon Infusion has the delicious smoothness to enjoy in the morning without feeling guilty as well as being the perfect vehicle to add bourbon, whiskey, or a cream based liquor after a long day on the job. A portion of every sale is donated to military and firefighter charity organizations, while all military and first responders receive 15% off every order. Fire Dept. Coffee can be ordered online at: https://www.firedeptcoffee.com. Rollors - Bring the whole family together this Father's Day with this years most popular backyard game. Combining elements of bocce, bowling and horseshoes, Rollors is easy to learn, challenging to master, and fun for all-ages. The wooden disks and goals are crafted out of beautiful New Zealand wood and every game comes with a convenient carrying case, making it easy to bring to any park, party, or other outdoor event.  Available for purchase at retailers nationwide and online at: www.rollors.com. Retail: $49.95 Aquatune - Whether looking for a speaker to relax with by the pool with or on a rugged adventure, Yatra's Aquatune series speakers will have Dad singing along to his favorite tunes during every occasion. Yatra's Bluetooth technology allows their crystal clear playback to be heard for up to 10 hours. Aquatune's unique design and portable size makes it easy to enjoy your tunes no matter where life takes you. Available for purchase at retailers nationwide as well as online at: www.shopyatra.com. Retail: $34.99-$89.99 For more information please contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 6.13.17

 Sworkit knows that attaining the perfect

Sworkit knows that attaining the perfect, healthy summer body is important. Check out their new Summer Workout series. I have included some quick information below. Sworkit announces their new Summer Workout series, designed specifically to get that beach body you've always wanted. Sworkit's new Summer Workout series includes five workouts, each targeting a different area of the body.  Summer Slimdown Cardio jumpstarts the morning routine so you feel alert and energized.  Beach Confident Abs builds your core, while Legs to Show Off strengthens your legs.  Perfect Summer Butt sculpts and firms your glutes, while Oh S$*&T! It's Summer? does everything else.  Each workout can be personally customized for level of difficulty and duration, even adjusted to work around injuries. All of these can be accessed from Sworkit's mobile app, or their new website get.sworkit.com. Make this summer a healthier one with Sworkit. If you are interested in learning more please visit get.sworkit.com or contact Rebecca at rebecca@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Rebecca Woolsey Veteran PR E. Rebecca@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 6.13.17

 Patio season is finally here

Patio season is finally here and to help Canadians celebrate the warm weather, OpenTable today revealed the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada, as decided by OpenTable diners. From mountainside escapes to urban rooftop patios, this list highlights some of the best outdoor dining experiences across the country. Based on diner reviews, seven Montréal restaurants made the list and will serve up patio season favourites all summer long:  Chez Leveque   H4C Place St-Henri   Hoogan & Beaufort  Maison Boulud   Notkins
Restaurant Lemeac  Taverne Square Dominion  Bistro Nolah in Dollard-Des-Ormeaux also made the list.  For the complete list of the 100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in
Canada , please see the press release below. The list can also be viewed online here: https://www.opentable.com/m/best-outdoor-restaurants-in-canada/ If you'd like to speak with an OpenTable Canada spokesperson or would like more information regarding this announcement, please contact us at OpenTablePR@stratamp.com. Best regards, Sachin 6.13.17

The word "millennial"

The word "millennial" comes with a significant amount of baggage—to the point where it's almost a dirty word. In fact new polls suggest Canadian Millennials are disinterested in their local communities and families. But according to Doug Griffiths, aka "the Community Therapist," younger Canadians are actually key to reviving and rebuilding our small communities. "Millennials are more about socialization and quality of life than previous generations," says Griffiths, author of 13 Ways to Kill Your Community. "They're focused on community building and inclusion, while previous generations were zeroed in on progress and business. They bring back an element their great-grandparents embodied, and that's essential to the future." Available for interviews, Q&As, and bylines, Griffiths can discuss: How small towns are sabotaging themselves with an underlying level of resentment or hostility toward their youth Succession planning: Why it's important for all aspects of a community, from leadership positions to local businesses How older generations are driving young people away When it comes to youth, the future of your community is not about keeping them from leaving, but providing them with a reason to want to return Please let me know if you're interested in speaking with Mr. Griffiths, and/or receiving a copy of his book. Thanks for your time, Martin. I look forward to hearing from you! Best, Mallory Campoli / SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. t: 856.489.8654 ext: 313 / e: mallory@smithpublicity.com 6.09.17

AJW Technique

AJW Technique is pleased to announce that it has been granted certification under the Controlled Goods Programs (CGP) of the Canadian Federal Government. The program permits AJW Technique to possess or transfer controlled goods in accordance with the Defence Production Act and the Controlled Goods Regulations and perform MRO on Inertial Reference Units for commercial aircraft. Please find the press release below for more details, and do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.  Regards, Venetia 6.08.17

I would love to be considered for a quote

I would love to be considered for a quote or opinion on an upcoming article you are writing. I am the founder of UsTrendy (www.ustrendy.com , an online marketplace that has become the world's largest independent fashion site, where 20,000 sellers from 100 countries sell their clothing. I also recently founded a non-profit called Believe in Yourself www.believeinyourself.org which provides underprivileged girls brand new dresses for special occasions. My personal success is a unique story. Upon graduating from college, I took a job that I discovered after just four days that I hated. So, I quit, to pursue my dream of starting a retail business. After being rejected by 152 venture capitalists, I obtained funding from Tim Draper (VC investor in Skype, Hotmail, Tesla, and many others). Over the last decade, I have worked with A-list celebs, amassed millions of social media followers, and generated millions of dollars of revenue online. I have done it all through innovation and a variety of business and marketing tactics. I feel comfortable speaking on a broad range of topics, including my personal experience in starting an online business, and a wide range of other topics, including retail, business, startup, social media, ecommerce, marketing, omni channel, operations, HR, philantropy, fund raising, marketing messenger bots, online advertising, and entrepreneurship. I have spoken at conferences such as IRCE, Retail Innovation Conference, and dozens of universities, including Harvard University . Here is an interview from NECN CEO Corner a program which features the top CEOs in New England : http://www.necn.com/on-air/as-seen-on/CEO-Corner-USTrendy-Fashionable-Story-415133273.html  Here is a segment on my charity from PBS NewsHour: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/prom-season-donated-dresses-help-teens-believe Please let me know if you are interested in having me speak or if you have any questions. Thank you, Sam 6.18.17

Encounters with UFOs

For decades, when people have told of encounters with UFOs, they are either ridiculed or dismissed as having witnessed everything from weather balloons to military maneuvers! Yet given the data we have and the many credible people that have witnessed unexplainable sightings, it's becoming increasingly difficult to refute the facts. Please read the following press release to hear the amazing story of New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten's own recent first-hand encounter with a UFO, which inspired him to write his new book Undisclosed – to be released June 6. Please let me know if I may schedule an interview with Steve, or forward a copy of his book for a review. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you jpegs of Steve and the book cover. Thank you. Kate 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 6.03.17 

Any summer safety stories

Are you or anyone on your team working on any summer safety stories? If so, I have included information on three safety must-haves. Let me know if you are interested in learning more about any of the below.-Janie Million Mile Light-FlipBelt's Million Mile Light was designed to make safety a priority. Compact and weatherproof, the Million Mile Light can illuminate up to 200 meters of visibility powered solely by the motion of its wearer.  The  BATTERY FREE light releases a burst of renewable energy with each step its wearer takes, providing peace of mind on early morning or late night runs by keeping you safe and seen.  FlipBelt products can be purchased in various retailers across the nation and online at https://flipbelt.com/. Retail: $22.99 Runner Personal Alarm (with adjustable wrist strap)-With the pull of a metal ring the alarm sounds, emitting a piercing 130dB siren that can be heard up to 1,000ft/300M away, helping to ward off any shady figures in an uncomfortable situation. For maximum safety the strap is made of a reflective material that helps cars and witnesses locate you throughout your nighttime walk or run. The no itch nylon strap is sweat and weather resistant, guaranteeing its use in any condition. The fully reusable alarm can be purchased online at www.sabrered.com/. Retail: $19.99 3-in-1 Pepper Spray-SABRE'S 3-in-1 Pepper Spray with adjustable hand strap is the ideal summer safety device for runners, athletes, and people on the go. The spray puts police strength protection in your hands. Guaranteed maximum stopping power paired with CS tear gas facial burning and UV marking dye to aid in suspect identification makes the 3-in-1 Pepper Spray the best way to protect yourself while out and about this summer. An impressive 10ft range and powerful stream (to prevent blowback) gives its carriers peace of mind, knowing they can stay far away from a suspicious situation. The 3-in-1 Pepper Spray can be purchased online at www.sabrered.com/. Retail: $12.99 Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 6.02.17

The Adelphi Hotel,

I am reaching out to invite you to preview The Adelphi Hotel, a landmark boutique hotel located in Saratoga Springs , New York , now in the final stages of restoration as a modern luxury property set to open this July. The Adelphi, established in 1877 during Saratoga ’s Golden Age, has been reimagined as a modern luxury property befitting this small upstate city famous for its period charm, rich cultural calendar, and many attractions that include naturally carbonated mineral spas, 15 nearby golf courses, as well as world-class horseracing, polo and more. We are looking at dates in August and September for press to visit Saratoga Springs to stay at the hotel and for a guided itinerary highlighting the local area’s best offerings. Please let me know if you’d be interested in visiting and what your availability looks like – we’d love to have you. Thanks, Marisa 6.02.17

Plastic Oceans Canada

Plastic Oceans Canada is proud to present an evening of programming in Montreal on World Oceans Day ( June 8, 2017 ) focused on plastic pollution at a local and global level. This event is an excellent opportunity to combine coverage of this international occasion with up-to-date perspectives from Montreal-based experts and organisations on a popular and pressing environmental issue. Please see the attached press release for full details, and let us know if we can help secure quotes or interviews, accommodate you at the event, or otherwise be of assistance. Event Details Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017  Time: 18h - 21h  Location: Sir George Williams Alumni Auditorium (Room H-110), Hall Building, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W. - Montreal, QC  Schedule  18h -19h: Plastic-Free Expo featuring a variety of local organisations helping Montrealers live more sustainably 19h - 20h30: Screening of the new award-winning documentary A Plastic Ocean (Trailer)  20h30 - 21h: Panel discussion with local experts including Dr. Peter Stoett, director of Concordia University’s Loyola Sustainability Research Centre and Daniel Green, Deputy Leader of the Green Party of Canada. Kind regards, - Plastic Oceans Canada 's Quebec Team 6.02.17  

AJW Technique signing a component MRO

  Please find attached and pasted below a press release highlighting AJW Technique signing a component MRO contract with Tunisair Technics for the support of their mixed Airbus and Boeing fleet. The multi-component repair agreement with one of North Africa ’s leading airlines, covers over 300 part numbers, and ensures that high quality repairs will enable the airline to continue to fly safely and on time. Please get in touch if you have any questions. Many thanks, Vrudhi 6.02.17  

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

Might you be working on anything that would benefit from commentary and perspective from a Psychosocial Rehabilitation expert who specializes in helping individuals achieve and maintain emotional well-being both at home and in the workplace? Expert also available for interviews and editorials on a range of compelling topics like those bulleted below. Interest here as I hope? - Anne 6.02.17

Shelly Uram, MD, is a Harvard-trained

Shelly Uram, MD, is a Harvard-trained, triple board-certified psychiatrist who speaks at conferences nationwide and in Canada and the UK . She has learned, partly through her own life experiences, that when we strive for the things that our "voice of survival" tells us we need rather than our "Essential Self voice," we are destined for disappointment. Her new book, Essential Living: A Guide to Having Happiness and Peace by Reclaiming Your Essential Self, helps us find true freedom in life by learning how to calm our brain and learn to recognize what we truly want the most rather than what our culture makes us believe we want. I would be happy to send a copy of Essential Living in consideration of an interview or review from you. Dr. Uram makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her, or forward a review copy of the book. If you wish to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you JPEGs of the author and book cover for your use.  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 6.02.17

As the summer heat sets in staying hydrated

As the summer heat sets in staying hydrated is more important than ever. I've included three reasons why FlipBelt Water Bottles are the best way to stay hydrated while exercising this summer. The FlipBelt Water Bottle eliminates the issue of heavy and bulky hydration packs with its flat and lightweight design. The bottle is even so lightweight and comfortable that it could be paired with any FlipBelt. The belt will ensure that the bottle does not fall out while keeping it easily accessible throughout your entire workout. The sleek bottle is also BPA free and dishwasher safe. No matter your exercise or adventure, the discreet bottle will be a perfect companion to keep you safe and refreshed from the summer heat.  The FlipBelt Water Bottle can be purchased in a 6oz or 11oz size bottle. 6oz - 5.5 x 2.25 x 1.0 inches  11oz - 8.5 x 2.25 x 1.0 inches  FlipBelt products can be purchased in various retailers across the nation or online at www.flipbelt.com.  If you are interested in learning more please contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com, www.veteranpr.com 6.02.17

June is National Safety Month and SABRE

June is National Safety Month and SABRE is educating the public on how they can prevent life threatening injuries while at home, at work or while on the go.  Having the right personal/home safety products and knowledge can make all the difference in a life or death situation. For over forty years, SABRE has been a leader in the personal safety marketplace and the number one brand of pepper spray used by police worldwide. Whether you are a jogger, lawyer, stay-at-home mom, or student, SABRE's carries product to meet your specific safety needs. We have included a sampling of SABRE's unique offerings of personal and home protection (all retailing for under $20.00). Please let us know if you would like to see any or all of these products for coverage.  --Nicki 6.02.17 Wall Mounted Panic Alarm – Ideal for seniors and others with medical conditions, this small, yet extremely loud 120dB alarm alerts houseguests and neighbors to falls, intruders, or other emergency situations. Water Leakage Alarm – Fixing water damage caused by flooding is expensive and time consuming. This alarm sounds at the first sign of a leak, requires no wiring, and can be placed anywhere. Personal Alarm with Clip & LED Light – This alarm offers protection when walking to the car after work. It can be clipped to waistbands, purses, and hats and used as a flashlight. Designed for small spaces, SABRE's Dorm/Apartment Alarm Kit is an easy-to-use and affordable system that provides protection for apartments, dorms, condos, hotels rooms, RVs and more.  From panic alarms and home alarm systems to pepper sprays and gels, SABRE has a tool to suit every emergency situation and offers online information on how to best put them to use. Visit www.SABREred.com for more info.  About- - SABRE, the no. 1 pepper spray trusted by police and consumers worldwide, is family owned and operated with four decades of experience and is the leading brand in personal safety. The company's law enforcement grade pepper sprays provide consumers with the same superior quality chosen exclusively by the New York Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and law enforcement agencies worldwide. SABRE has trained 3,500 officers around the globe on the use of force and how to use pepper spray. SABRE also has a line of consumer personal alarms and home security systems, and is dedicated to educating its customers. SABRE's Personal Safety Academy is available through certified instructors around the world to help teach personal safety skills to SABRE users. Learn more at http://www.SABREred.com, on Facebook at 'SABRE-Security Equipment Corporation', on Twitter @SABRERed or on Instagram @SABRESafety. Nicki Thomas, Veteran PR P. 708-733-0728 E. nicki@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com  Find  us on Facebook:  Here Follow us on Twitter: Here 6.02.17

The Custer Conspiracy — Has The Truth Been Buried Since 1876?

Forget everything you've learned about Custer's Last Stand. Because in the reimagined world created by author Dennis Koller, the truth has been concealed for 140 years. As the 141st anniversary of this iconic battle approaches, The Custer Conspiracy ― the latest installment in Koller's Tom McGuire mystery-thriller series ― gives readers an opportunity to be immersed in the possibility of an alternate history, where the facts surrounding the June 25, 1876, Battle of the Little Bighorn are deeply buried until a modern-day history professor uncovers the truth — and pays with his life. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy (or pdf) of this suspenseful page-turner in consideration of a review, interview or feature. Dennis Koller makes a dynamic guest. Please contact me to schedule an interview, or let me know if I may send a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story I'd be happy to send you a JPEG of Koller and the book cover. Thank you. Sarah Carter, Pen Books, www.penbooks.biz, (310) 413-4691 sarah@penbooks.biz 5.31.17

Humane Policing:

Every day, those in law enforcement must perform their jobs effectively while navigating the increasingly complicated relationship between themselves and society. In the new e-book, Humane Policing: How Perspectives Can Influence Our Performance, former deputy Darron Spencer reveals a unique approach to police work that can help law enforcement professionals perform their jobs safely and more effectively in today's climate. Additionally, Spencer shares his insights through lectures and training programs with local government agencies and police departments. I would be happy to forward a pdf of the book in consideration of an interview or review from you. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview, or forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you a JPEG of Darron Spencer. Thank you. Kate Marlowe  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  5.26.17

Thanks to U Brands!

The time has come for homes to be filled with kids free from the constraints of school! Be sure to keep your home nice & organized this summer, thanks to U Brands! Whether you're shuttling them off to summer camp, or need to keep their soccer practice schedule on track- U Brands offers effective and stylish home organization product. Let me know if you're interested in seeing a sample!  Thanks, Sammi 5.26.17

 Sworkit Kids

Sworkit Kids is the perfect way to keep the kids active and having fun this summer. The whole family can focus on staying fit together. I have included some additional information below. The free app is specifically designed to develop healthy habits in children. Teaching kids that exercising can be fun is an essential goal of Sworkit Kids. The kids version of the app is much like the original. A playlist of exercises is created and demonstrated in real time by real kids. Playlists include fun exercises like the crab crawl, 'tightrope walking,' and many others that will keep the kids entertained and get their blood pumping. Parents will love to join in on the fun as well. The app is available on Android and IOS devices. For additional information please visit https://sworkit.com/ or contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly,  Janie Thomas Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com 5.26.17

Stuck at home this summer

If you're chained to your desk, or stuck at home this summer- why not bring the beach vibes to you? Attiser offers beautifully handmade linens for every room in your home! From quilts, to tablecloths, to shower curtains- the sophisticated bohemian feel of Attiser linens will make your home feel like a staycation! If you're interested in seeing a sample, let me know!  Thanks, Sammi  5.26.17

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here. Some people see it as the official kickoff of the summer barbecuing, swimming and fun season. Of course, it’s also important to recognize the true meaning of the holiday and remember all of those who lost their lives for our freedom. Sharon Schweitzer (http://www.protocolww.com/), an international etiquette expert, author, and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, has tips for both: Sharon ’s tips for recognizing the true meaning behind Memorial Day: Remember the Roots  Memorial Day’s predecessor, ‘Decoration Day,’ was honored by the decoration of Arlington graves with a flag, flower or candle. It was also honored by wearing a red poppy, the idea and work of Ms. Moina Belle Michael. Poppies, candles and flags are commonly displayed in communities across the country at barbecues and pool parties. Why not yours? Celebrate the Present by Inviting Military or Veterans Honor Memorial Day in a way that resonates with your tribe. Invite veterans or military to your event – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Reserve time to play Taps and have a moment of silence with your guests. Support a local military parade. Write letters to veterans with your children. Volunteer at your local VA. Provide red poppy party favors to honor the day. National Moment of Remembrance The National Moment of Remembrance was created by President William Clinton to observe a full minute of silence at 3:00 pm (local time) on Memorial Day, to remember and reflect on the sacrifices made by so many to provide freedom for all. Whether you listen to taps, have a moment of silence, visit a graveyard, museum, or monument, take the time to salute those who gave their all. Visit a Museum or Monument Memorial Day is the perfect time to look into special events at a local museum or monument honoring those who have defended our country. For example, Washington D.C. is home to the country’s largest parade on this weekend.  Arlington National Cemetery  provides roses for visitors to place on graves as they pay their respects. Local museums may have extended hours. Spread the Word Now that you have acknowledged the roots of the holiday, share this with friends and family. Thank a veteran or servicemember today. Post on social media, create an environment that celebrates in an authentic way and educates those around you on the true meaning of the last Monday in May. Be Thankful Above all this Memorial Day, strive to be grateful for our freedom and loved ones. Many have served for our freedom and expressing gratitude this Memorial Day weekend honors them and their sacrifices.   Sharon ’s Summer Kickoff Get-Together Tips:  Something for everyone  Include options for every guest, including those with special dietary needs, and kiddos who are picky eaters, so that no one’s celebrating on an empty stomach. Fruit and vegetable platters, gluten-free buns, grilled veggies for vegetarians, and dairy-free treats are all good options for those accommodating special dietary needs. Avoid summer dehydration with a selection of beverages such as iced tea, sugar-free lemonade for those who can’t drink soda, juice boxes for the kiddos, and plenty of water.  Ask Guests to Chip In  If you’re organizing a large gathering and want to keep costs down, co-organizers can bring one item to share, such as hamburger buns, water bottles, fresh fruit, or ice cream sandwiches. With everyone contributing to the menu, you aren’t left with a hefty grocery receipt and can focus on organizing activities and enjoying the day.  Dessert of the Day  Save the red, white, and blue for the 4th of July and instead go bold with red poppy-themed desserts, such as poppy cupcakes or lemon poppyseed cake. Many bakeries prepare special Memorial Day treats, so consider a special order of cupcakes or decorated cookies.  Fun in the Sun  While the adults gather around the barbecue or lounge poolside, the kids are ready to play! Set up an activity area with safe toys such as water soakers, and water balloons to stay cool. For the kids who enjoy sports, have a basket of soccer balls, jump ropes, and basket balls handy. Would you be interested in speaking to Sharon ?  If so, I’m happy to set that up.  She can also turn these tips into an article, or you may use with proper attribution. http://www.protocolww.com/    Thanks! Alex  Smith, 954-821-3434  alex@serbinmedia.com 5.26.17

Doctors appointments can be expensive

Doctors appointments can be expensive and hard to schedule. Luckily there are countless at home remedies to solve various problems. I have included three of the top home remedies on the market. Let me know if you are interested in learning more. Pains & Strains— From a sprained ankle to tennis elbow, Pains and Strains is the first company to offer physician level therapies and instruction at a retail level. Pains and Strains' kits are like receiving a physical therapist in a box. Designed by medical professionals, they include everything needed to help reduce swelling, protect the injury, help regain strength and mobility, and soothe immediate pain. Currently, they offer care kits to help treat ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, runners knee, knee osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, and meniscus injury. Pains and Strains' Injury Specific Care Kits retail for $129-$199, and can be purchased online at https://painsandstrains.com/ as well as through select fitness and wellness professionals. Kacelia— Created by a Chicago Chiropractor and her husband the Tru-Align Body System by Kacelia is a revolutionary, self-care treatment system that is clinically proven to alleviate back and neck pain and other bodily ailments such as nausea, headaches and more, while improving posture in alignment by just using 20 minutes a day. For more information visit https://www.kacelia.com/ Retail Price: $395  Topazanite Theraceutical Skin Solution— Skinerals popular line of organic skin products is designed for the highest level of skin care. Their Topazanite Theraceutical Solution is designed for all skin types to aid in skin ailments such as psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis, and acne. Skinerals combines premium natural plant-based oils, essential oil blends, fruit and plant extracts. The lightweight, non-irritating solution, will absorb into your skin and accelerate the moisturizing process. Retail: $19.99   For additional information please contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 5.25.17

Museum Days throughout the Adirondack

Plattsburgh , NY  –  5/25/2017  – The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance (ACCA) again celebrates Museum Days throughout the Adirondack Coast from June 17-18, 2017 , inviting visitors and residents to explore the area's wealth of museums, galleries, and cultural organizations! For these two days, participating locations will offer free admission, including demonstrations, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more. This year's event coincides with the first of two New York State "Path Through History" Weekends in 2017. 5.25.17

LES GEORGETTES ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH CANADIAN DISTRIBUTOR, KINGSMEN LTD.

French fashion accessory brand, Les Georgettes, announced today its new partnership with Canadian distributor Kingsmen Ltd. nationally across Canada . The original customizable jewelry with interchangeable leather bands has grown exponentially over the last century and become a leading accessory brand throughout Europe and in the United States . With this new representation in the Canadian market, Kingsmen Ltd. aims to secure top retail partnerships with luxury boutiques and department stores across the country. “We are thrilled to have partnered with the Kingsmen Ltd. team in Canada to continue the successful growth of our jewelry brand. Kingsmen has established relationships with the best retailers in the market and we look forward to this exciting expansion.” Stated Frédéric Brunel, International Vice President of Les Georgettes Les Georgettes is an innovative, patented and trademarked jewelry concept brand, deeply rooted in French history. Les Georgettes collection was created by bringing together the savoir-faire of two premier companies: ALTESSE and TEXIER, both part of the RENAISSANCE LUXURY GROUP. Altesse is also recognized as part of France ’s National Heritage (Label Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant). Les Georgettes are available in over 2,000 points of sale worldwide, in 30 key markets, now including Canada . By combining fine custom jewelry with interchangeable and reversible leather bands, Les Georgettes allows women to create individual personalized collections of exclusive bracelets and rings, or “Georgettes”, in colourful on-trend styles. Currently, Les Georgettes boasts two main collections: Les Essentielles, the largest and most widely ordered “core” collection at an approachable price point, and Les Précieuses, a higher priced collection that incorporates cubic zirconia. “We are very excited to add Les Georgettes to our current roster as we see huge potential for this brand in Canada . We have no doubt in our ability to solidify long lasting partnerships with the best retailers in the market and look forward to the upcoming sales seasons with Les Georgettes.” Said Leonard Isayev, CEO of Kingsmen Ltd. 5.25.17

MORE ABOUT ALTESSE, LES GEORGETTES’ PARENT COMPANY

Altesse’s story begins in 1905 when Marius Legros opened his first independent jewelry business at 62 rue Charlot, in the heart of the famous Marais district in Paris , France . In 1912, he returned to his family home in Saint-Martin-De-Valamas where he established a jewelry workshop, now known internationally as Altesse House. Altesse now employs over 250 craftsmen, and manufactures and distributes gold, sterling silver, gold & silver finishes jewelry, available in over 60 countries worldwide. Altesse’s newest venture, Les Georgettes, was launched in 2015. Montreal, QC – May 18, 2017- Quebec-based company NEWEX is revolutionizing sports for women with the launch of the first-ever athletic shorts specially designed for women with stress urinary incontinence. Featuring a patent-pending technology, these fashionable shorts are designed in Quebec and made in Canada . NEWEX performance shorts are being launched on the sporting apparel market after a lengthy R&D process in collaboration with apparel research and innovation centre Vestechpro and an experienced team of industrial designers, prototype technicians, textile engineers and pattern makers. “NEWEX shorts were above all created, tested, and approved for women,” said Steve Leduc, cofounder and president of NEWEX. “Behind the NEWEX innovation was an obvious need for a leak-resistant product that fits a woman’s body and active lifestyle that existing products had yet to satisfy.” Options on the market—such as washable and disposable panties, pads, and panty liners—meet specific needs but only offer a partial solution to stress incontinence. NEWEX innovates and revolutionizes sports for women with a complete and adapted solution that allows women to exercise with peace of mind. Features of the NEWEX shorts and technology   Economical, ecological, and safe for your health   Reusable (machine washable)   Environmentally friendly   Discreet, stylish, and effective for sports   Invisible from the outside, even during exercise   Innovative and stylish design  Absorbent pad stays close to the body to minimize leaks With ultra-absorbent protection, the NEWEX technology is designed to allow women to be physically active with complete peace of mind. The brand uses top quality, highperformance materials, including antimicrobial and antiodour silver ions and thermoregulating, non-irritating fabric with two-way stretch. The technical properties of the fabric are designed to absorb fluids and moisture and transfer them to the multilayer absorbent pad. The patent-pending technology of the absorbent pad was designed to be built into the shorts. The pad hugs a woman’s curves and stays close to the body to keep you feeling dry. “Around the world, one in three women experiences urinary incontinence. The large majority of these women are mothers. In my case, I was 21 years old and had just given birth to my first child when I realized that resuming my workout routine was presenting a new challenge that was hard to ignore—whenever I physically exerted myself, I had an accident. After testing all the antileak solutions on the market, we decided to embark on the NEWEX adventure. Several tests and prototypes later, the NEWEX performance athletic shorts saw the light of day, much to the delight of many active women like myself,” said FannyMaude Théberge, cofounder of NEWEX. NEWEX shorts are now available online at www.newex.ca for CAD $74.99. About NEWEX Founded in 2015, NEWEX is a Quebecbased company that specializes in the design and marketing of an innovative product—leak-resistant athletic shorts for women with stress urinary incontinence. Designed in Quebec , the patent-pending NEWEX technology is the only one of its kind on the planet. For more information, visit the company website at www.newex.ca. For media inquiries, please contact Leïla Côté:   lcote@exacto.ca   514-273-3793, ext. 224 5.25.17

 NEWEX, a Quebec-based company,

NEWEX, a Quebec-based company, launches the first-ever athletic shorts specially designed for women with stress urinary incontinence. These fashionable shorts are designed in Quebec and made in Canada . The patent-pending NEWEX technology features an absorbent pad that stays close to the body and is invisible from the outside. This innovation allows women to exercise with complete peace of mind. NEWEX shorts revolutionize sports for women because—even if urinary incontinence affects one in three women worldwide[1]—leakage of urine is still taboo! The facts: Stress urinary incontinence is the most common type of urinary incontinence in women.[2] 47% of exercising women (of an average age of 38 years) are affected by stress urinary incontinence.[3]   The only one of its kind on the planet, NEWEX is a solution that is perfectly tailored to the body and needs of the athletic woman. To learn more about the NEWEX technology, please consult the attached media documents. For media inquiries, please contact: Leïla Côté lcote@exacto.ca 514-273-3793, ext. 224 5.25.17

Express your sophisticated side and trendy taste in décor with the variety of bedding, tablecloths, curtains and more:

Bring the allure of India to your bedroom with Attiser quilts in bright, colorful designs that add a hint of Country French elegance and sophistication, giving a feeling of luxury and opulence with these richly designed custom pieces for your bedroom or living spaces. Dress your dining room table or quaint breakfast nook with eye-catching Attiser fabric tablecloths from the finest handmade linens with an integration of Indian artistry and French style — they'll be an instant classical favorite in your home. Turn your bathroom into a relaxing day spa with a beautifully detailed Attiser shower curtain. Handmade, and beautifully bohemian, in a variety of prints and colors. Bring sophistication and serenity to your bathroom. Take notes from the distinct designs of Attiser and watch your interior start to feel like summer! Attiser believes in the principles of ethical sourcing and fair trade and puts all its efforts into bringing uniquely designed highest quality of handmade products to the customers. About Attiser Attiser is an "Artist Gallery" of handcrafted Indian bedding and linens that use the traditional method of hand block printing from the Thar Desert of Rajasthan in India . Founder and entrepreneur, Seema A, spent her childhood in the countryside suburb of Rajasthan where her passion for bringing a unique art of hand-block printed textiles to the US began. She is also has an extensive education in fashion. Seems has completed a textile design program at the National institute of Fashion Technology in India, and also the merchandise marketing program at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising here in the US. Attiser was created to reflect the vivid colors and patterns found in the Indian culture and landscape. Believing that creativity runs on the engine of passion, Seema's desire from the start has been to create art that expresses the pure energy in color. Looking to boost your home's boho vibe? Visit www.attiser.com or contact sammi@chicexecs.com for more information. Contact: ChicExecs PR 820 Los Vallecitos Ste A-C San Marcos , CA 92069 www.chicexecs.com 5.23.17

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is almost here. Some people see it as the official kickoff of the summer barbecuing, swimming and fun season. Of course, it’s also important to recognize the true meaning of the holiday and remember all of those who lost their lives for our freedom. Sharon Schweitzer (http://www.protocolww.com/), an international etiquette expert, author, and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, has tips for both: Sharon ’s tips for recognizing the true meaning behind Memorial Day: Remember the Roots Memorial Day’s predecessor, ‘Decoration Day,’ was honored by the decoration of Arlington graves with a flag, flower or candle. It was also honored by wearing a red poppy, the idea and work of Ms. Moina Belle Michael. Poppies, candles and flags are commonly displayed in communities across the country at barbecues and pool parties. Why not yours? Celebrate the Present by Inviting Military or Veterans Honor Memorial Day in a way that resonates with your tribe. Invite veterans or military to your event – Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Reserve time to play Taps and have a moment of silence with your guests. Support a local military parade. Write letters to veterans with your children. Volunteer at your local VA. Provide red poppy party favors to honor the day. 5.23.17

Humane Policing

Every day, those in law enforcement must perform their jobs effectively while navigating the increasingly complicated relationship between themselves and society. In the new e-book, Humane Policing: How Perspectives Can Influence Our Performance, former deputy Darron Spencer reveals a unique approach to police work that can help law enforcement professionals perform their jobs safely and more effectively in today's climate. Additionally, Spencer shares his insights through lectures and training programs with local government agencies and police departments. I would be happy to forward a pdf of the book in consideration of an interview or review from you. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview, or forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you a JPEG of Darron Spencer. Thank you. Kate Marlowe  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 5.23.17

Sworkit Kids

Sworkit Kids is the perfect way to keep the kids active and having fun this summer. The whole family can focus on staying fit together. I have included some additional information below. The free app is specifically designed to develop healthy habits in children. Teaching kids that exercising can be fun is an essential goal of Sworkit Kids. The kids version of the app is much like the original. A playlist of exercises is created and demonstrated in real time by real kids. Playlists include fun exercises like the crab crawl, 'tightrope walking,' and many others that will keep the kids entertained and get their blood pumping. Parents will love to join in on the fun as well. The app is available on Android and IOS devices. For additional information please visit https://sworkit.com/ or contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas
Veteran PR   E. Janie@veteranpr.com   www.veteranpr.com 5.23.17

Recovery Room.

My name is Adriana Luhovy, I am a Montreal native and have just completed a documentary film titled Recovery Room.   I travelled to Ukraine as part of a Canadian Medical Mission team.  I would like to invite you (and anyone interested) to a special screening of my film. It is about a team of Canadian medical volunteers who do free reconstructive surgeries for those injured by war in Ukraine . I Filmed and directed this documentary (it is currently running in film festivals), and I would like to invite you to a free upcoming (private) screening on May 23.   Here is a link to the Recovery Room Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E3DR4aULmg  This is a private screening, held on May 23rd organized by KPMG Montreal.  Here is a link to an article with more information about this project:  Adriana Luhovy et la jeunesse blessée d'Ukraine  https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/adriana-luhovy-et-la-jeunesse-blessée-dukraine-alain-marie-carron  If you would like to attend,  please contact Maude Hatto-Morissette at mhmorissette@kpmg.ca to have your name (and your guests) added to the list.   Date :  Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017  Time :  6:30pm  Location :  Auditorium of the Centre Mont Royal , 2200 Mansfield Montreal  
KPMG is compiling a list of guests,  so it is important to email them if you wish to attend. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.  For more information on recovery room:  Recovery Room Website: http://www.recoveryroomthemovie.com  Recovery Room Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/RecoveryRoomTheMovie/   Adriana Luhovy  Director, Recovery Room  Private screening of the documentary: «Recovery room»  Date : 
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017  Time :  6:30pm  Location :  Auditorium of the Centre Mont Royal , 2200 Mansfield Montreal  Invited : Come with your family and your friends!  Private showing  It is with great pride that we present in the auditorium of the Centre Mont Royal a private screening of theInternational award winning documentary "Recovery Room" directed by Adriana Luhovy."Recovery Room" is a story of hope, resilience and compassion in a time of war in Ukraine . Synopsis: "Recovery Room", a feature documentary (75min), directed by Adriana Luhovy, tells the story of several humanitarian Canadian Medical Missions to Ukraine . Plastic surgeons with their specialized team of 25 Canadian health professionals arrive at the Main Military Clinical Hospital in Kiev during 2014 and 2015. Composed entirely of volunteers, they try to make a difference in the lives of wounded Ukrainian soldiers, victims of the Russian invasion of Eastern Ukraine . They perform complex reconstructive surgical procedures resulting from sniper fire and explosions. If you are interested to be part of this event, please contact Maude Hatto-Morissette atmhmorissette@kpmg.ca. 5.20.17

C2 Montreal has just released their speaker lineup

C2 Montreal has just released their speaker lineup for the 6th edition of the event, and I wanted to offer one of the speakers this year, Joel Beckerman for interview. Joel is the Composer and Founder of Man Made Music, a strategic music and sound studio specializing in sonic branding. The MMM team will facilitate a masterclass on sound driving creativity in business and will also perform an experiential, sound-driver exploration of space, death, stillness and memory (more info below.) Additionally, Man Made Music designed the entire soundscape for the event. I would love to set up a time for you to speak with Joel about his ideas around sound and commerce. I can provide additional information and statistics as well. More Information: MMM believes in Sonic Humanism, the power of sound and music to make our lives richer and simpler. Sound is one of the most underused tools to change consumer behaviors, and outcomes, and MMM harnesses that power on behalf of the brands they work with, whether it is removing ‘sonic trash’ from public spaces, creating a sound to increase impulse buying, or using music to drive sales. The MMM team will facilitate a masterclass, The Surprising Way to Rev Your Brand’s Emotional Engine, focusing on the use of sound and driving creativity and business impact to unlock a brand’s emotional power. Key Takeaways: Learn how to create a common sensory language to encourage buy-in, empathy and accelerate great work Master using the senses to develop emotional language for a brand Joel Beckerman will also perform an experiential, sound-driven exploration of space, death, stillness and memory in the big top on the first day of the conference, illustrating concepts from Joel’s book, The Sonic Boom – a seminal text on “Sonic Humanism,” the role sound plays in our lives. All the best,  Stephanie Van Sasse , K2 Krupp Kommunications, Inc. 636 Avenue of the Americas , Suite 4C New York , NY 10011 Phone: 646-797-2041 Email: svansasse@kruppnyc.com  www.kruppkommunications.com 5.19.17

Nightswapping, even better than Airbnb

It's in the hypercompetetive collaborative housing market that NightSwapping managed to stand out by creating the Exchanging of Nights in 2012. Constantly seeking satisfaction by it's community, a new and innovative functionality has been added for the hosts: the NightWallet.
Henceforth, members can chose to travel with their built up "Nights", which they gained by hosting, or to convert them into real money (without commission)  By giving the choice between a real currency like Airbnb and a virtual currency like Guestoguest, the host can choose what to do with his earnings: earn an extra income and/or travel in an authentic and convivial way. Read the Press Release >  Learn more about the NightWallet with our Press Kit >  Earn by travelling and hosting with the NightWallet! Victor Duburcq press@nightswapping.com  |  +33 (0)4 78 92 93 93 www.nightswapping.com 5.17.17

There was a time when being unemployed was a bad thing.

There was a time when being unemployed was a bad thing. David Thomas Roberts, dubbed the Renegade Capitalist™, has given it a whole new meaning! I would like to send a copy of Unemployable! ― the latest book by Roberts, who was named a Texas Association of Authors Best Book Award Winner for 2017 ― in consideration of an interview or review from you. Believing this may be the best time in history to start a business, Roberts breaks all conventional business norms and encourages anyone unhappy with their job to participate in the free enterprise system ― and his book outlines strategies that show how to be "successfully unemployed!" David Roberts makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview, or forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you a JPEG of the author and book cover. Thank you. Please take a look at the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e06t3qhH1oU  Monica Foster, Senior Publicist, Ascot Media Group, Inc., Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, Direct: (713) 446-8815, Phone: (281) 333-3507, Fax: (832) 569-5539, mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com 
www.ascotmedia.com 5.17.17

"Civil discourse" seems to be in scarce supply

"Civil discourse" seems to be in scarce supply, but please allow me to send you a possible cure in the form of a remarkable book in consideration of a review, interview or feature. Award-winning author Jason Goetz, the "Great Books Dude," is developing a series of history books based on classic learning principles, and he will inspire your audience to think about education, and training young people in the art of civil discourse, in a whole new light. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview. Send me your postal address for a copy of the book; if you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Jason and the book cover.  Thank you. Monica Foster, Senior Publicist, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549 Direct: (713) 446-8815  Phone: (281) 333-3507   Fax: (832) 569-5539   mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com   www.ascotmedia.com 5.17.17

When media outlets need input from a legal analyst

When media outlets need input from a legal analyst, experienced award-winning litigator and business analyst, John Snyder has been the one to call. In fact, he would be an excellent point man to address the many questions surrounding James Comey's leaving the FBI. A Harvard-educated attorney with a bustling practice in
New York City , John has been recognized as a Top 100 litigator in the State of New York and represents businesses and entrepreneurs in multifaceted litigation. Some of his clients include: Uber, Yippy, Healthcare Industry Trust, China Arena Football League and Lehman Brothers to name a few. Through his experience, Snyder offers practical advice to companies. John Snyder makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him for your network. Thank you. For more information about John H. Snyder, please visit www.jhs.nyc. Please see John on WNYW Fox 5 New York at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T2zqIIZwKE#action=share  Alvina Alston More Media LLC  (201) 903-6599 Office (201) 618-7626 Cell Alvina@moremediahits.com  Alvina_Alston@Yahoo.com 5.13.17

 We would appreciate your help

We would appreciate your help in getting this message out to your audience via your blog, podcast or social media outlets. Since virtually everyone who has ever heard a song has been touched by the talents of Leo Fender— the quiet genius who invented the electric guitar, we believe there are many in your audience who would love to hear his remarkable story; soon to be released in Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World.  The world would be a quieter place without Fender's influences, and in this book, Fender's wife Phyllis shares her personal stories of the unconventional, sometimes quirky, icon. The book was co-authored by Randall Bell, Ph.D., who grew up in Fender's neighborhood and whose father worked for Fender's company. Thank you. Monica Foster Senior Publicist Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 Direct: (713) 446-8815 Phone: (281) 333-3507 Fax: (832) 569-5539 mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com  www.ascotmedia.com 5.13.17

 The LOTTO MAX Presents

I am reaching out to let you know about the perfect addition to any editorial feature about fun summer vacations and destinations for the whole family. The LOTTO MAX Presents Cavendish Beach Music Festival (CBMF) is an all-ages family-friendly country music festival located at  Cavendish Beach , PEI  from July 7th - 9th that combines natural beauty, delicious food and fantastic country music. Parents feel welcome and secure bringing their kids to Cavendish, with volunteers at their disposal, a stroller-friendly policy and a substantially reduced ticket price for children. Families can also enjoy the red-sandy beaches and warm water of PEI , which add to this idyllic camping spot. And of course there's the music - with a 2017 lineup that includes Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Kip Moore and Chad Brownlee, it's no wonder that CBMF has become a summer music tradition for more than 70,000 country music fans. Learn more about this year's line-up by visiting cavendishbeachmusic.com. Let me know if you're interested in featuring Cavendish Beach Music Festival as a summer family-fun destination. I'm happy to provide photos and more information. If you're interested in attending and covering the festival, more information on accreditation can be found here. Best, Laura Steen, Public Relations and Promotions Manager Strut Entertainment  laura@strutentertainment.com  416.300.9254 5.13.17

The  LOTTO MAX Presents   Cavendish Beach Music Festival

I am reaching out to let you know about the perfect addition to any editorial feature about fun summer vacations and destinations for the whole family. The LOTTO MAX Presents Cavendish Beach Music Festival (CBMF) is an all-ages family-friendly country music festival located at  Cavendish Beach , PEI  from July 7th - 9th that combines natural beauty, delicious food and fantastic country music. Parents feel welcome and secure bringing their kids to Cavendish, with volunteers at their disposal, a stroller-friendly policy and a substantially reduced ticket price for children. Families can also enjoy the red-sandy beaches and warm water of PEI , which add to this idyllic camping spot. And of course there's the music - with a 2017 lineup that includes Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne, Brandy Clark, Kip Moore and Chad Brownlee, it's no wonder that CBMF has become a summer music tradition for more than 70,000 country music fans. Learn more about this year's line-up by visiting cavendishbeachmusic.com. Let me know if you're interested in featuring Cavendish Beach Music Festival as a summer family-fun destination. I'm happy to provide photos and more information. If you're interested in attending and covering the festival, more information on accreditation can be found here. Best,  Laura Steen, Public Relations and Promotions Manager, Strut Entertainment laura@strutentertainment.com  416.300.9254 5.13.17

Hi Conrad David, giving you a heads-up;

We feel the time has come to bring Mujjo’s acclaimed leather cases to Galaxy (see images attached), building on the success of our highly acclaimed leather cases for iPhone. The new cases are crafted to fit the Galaxy S8(+). Luck also seems to be on our side as Samsung has not released any leather cases themselves, making these even more relevant. Press release (incl. downloadable images): In short: The only full-grain leather case for the Galaxy S8(+) on the market; Super slim fully leather-wrapped silhouette; Premium quality full-grain leather; Interior lined with the finest Japanese microfiber; 1 mm raised bezel that keeps abrasive surfaces away; Chamfer for effortless use of fingerprint sensor; What do you think? Let me know if you need questions answered and be sure to send over a link when you post.
Best!, Remy Nagelmaeker, Managing Director Ford Executives Feign Ignorance on Company's Advertising Power http://www.mujjo.com/mediaroom/press/leather-cases-for-galaxy-s8-and-s8-plus/ 5.13.17

When media outlets need input from a legal analyst,

When media outlets need input from a legal analyst, experienced award-winning litigator and business analyst, John Snyder has been the one to call. In fact, he would be an excellent point man to address the many questions surrounding James Comey's leaving the FBI. A Harvard-educated attorney with a bustling practice in
New York City , John has been recognized as a Top 100 litigator in the State of New York and represents businesses and entrepreneurs in multifaceted litigation. Some of his clients include: Uber, Yippy, Healthcare Industry Trust, China Arena Football League and Lehman Brothers to name a few. Through his experience, Snyder offers practical advice to companies. John Snyder makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him for your network. Thank you. For more information about John H. Snyder, please visit www.jhs.nyc. Please see John on WNYW Fox 5 New York at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3T2zqIIZwKE#action=share  Alvina Alston More Media LLC  (201) 903-6599 Office (201) 618-7626 Cell Alvina@moremediahits.com  Alvina_Alston@Yahoo.com 5.13.17

We would appreciate your help
We would appreciate your help in getting this message out to your audience via your blog, podcast or social media outlets. Since virtually everyone who has ever heard a song has been touched by the talents of Leo Fender— the quiet genius who invented the electric guitar, we believe there are many in your audience who would love to hear his remarkable story; soon to be released in Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World.  The world would be a quieter place without Fender's influences, and in this book, Fender's wife Phyllis shares her personal stories of the unconventional, sometimes quirky, icon. The book was co-authored by Randall Bell, Ph.D., who grew up in Fender's neighborhood and whose father worked for Fender's company. Thank you. Monica Foster, Senior Publicist, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549 Direct: (713) 446-8815 Phone: (281) 333-3507 Fax: (832) 569-5539 mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com  www.ascotmedia.com 5.13.17

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of one of Elizabeth Honaker's Christian plays. Elizabeth 's knowledge of bible characters, and her skillful ability as a playwright, make her a very interesting guest. Please read the press release below and let me know if you would like to schedule an interview, or receive a complimentary copy of the book for review. Thank you! Helen Cook
PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations 903-654-0938 Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com  www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 5.09.17

"Women United are Changing the World

"Women United are Changing the World." WBTVN, Women's Broadcast Television Network, is the first OTT online TV network with original content created by women for women giving any host access to its growing millions of online viewers, from next door to across the globe.  WBTVN has created an affinity community of like-minded women to share knowledge and support by providing leadership, promoting entrepreneurs, business owners, corporations and non-profit organizations. "You Don't Have to Be a Celebrity to Be a Star." WBTVN offers hosts the opportunity to deliver informative and moving stories, fresh products, compelling services, and smart new ideas to an avid audience who demand current, professional and advanced content that employs best practices.  WBTVN is the place to explore breakthrough viewpoints from a woman's perspective in art, health, performance, science, music, business, finance and more.  WBTVN sees into the future and is creating a new visual meeting place today for women to collaborate, inspire and strengthen their collective evolvement to leadership greatness. Download the App:  Women on TV or watch online at http://www.wbtvn.tv.  To learn more about the WBTVN network of stations visit:  http://www.womensbroadcasttv.com. Please read the following press release and let us know at WBTVN if you would like to interview its Co-Founders/CEOs, Shea Vaughn and/or Jayne Rios.  They are great guests with generous hearts and keen insight into women's issues that are always welcomed by audiences. Thank you.  WBTVN Office: 214-414-2821  Email info@womensbroadcasttv.com  www.wbtvn.tv   http://www.womensbroadcasttv.com  Women Network – California Women's Conference  Margaret Warner  mwarner@crowepr.com 706-402-3305 5.09.17

"Women United are Changing the World."

"Women United are Changing the World." WBTVN, Women's Broadcast Television Network, is the first OTT online TV network with original content created by women for women giving any host access to its growing millions of online viewers, from next door to across the globe.  WBTVN has created an affinity community of like-minded women to share knowledge and support by providing leadership, promoting entrepreneurs, business owners, corporations and non-profit organizations. "You Don't Have to Be a Celebrity to Be a Star." WBTVN offers hosts the opportunity to deliver informative and moving stories, fresh products, compelling services, and smart new ideas to an avid audience who demand current, professional and advanced content that employs best practices.  WBTVN is the place to explore breakthrough viewpoints from a woman's perspective in art, health, performance, science, music, business, finance and more.  WBTVN sees into the future and is creating a new visual meeting place today for women to collaborate, inspire and strengthen their collective evolvement to leadership greatness. Download the App:  Women on TV or watch online at http://www.wbtvn.tv.  To learn more about the WBTVN network of stations visit:  http://www.womensbroadcasttv.com.  Please read the following press release and let us know at WBTVN if you would like to interview its Co-Founders/CEOs, Shea Vaughn and/or Jayne Rios.  They are great guests with generous hearts and keen insight into women's issues that are always welcomed by audiences. Thank you. WBTVN  Office: 214-414-2821  Email info@womensbroadcasttv.com   www.wbtvn.tv   http://www.womensbroadcasttv.com   Women Network – California Women's Conference  Margaret Warner mwarner@crowepr.com 706-402-3305 5.09.17 

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of one of Elizabeth Honaker's Christian plays.
Elizabeth 's knowledge of bible characters, and her skillful ability as a playwright, make her a very interesting guest. Please read the press release below and let me know if you would like to schedule an interview, or receive a complimentary copy of the book for review. Thank you!  Helen Cook, PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations, 903-654-0938, Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com  www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 5.04.17

Next Thursday 11nd May, the CENTURY 21

Next Thursday 11nd May, the CENTURY 21 executive team would like you and your team to join them for an informal drinks and appetizer meet-up at The Club Lounge at Le Centre Sheraton Montreal. There is no set agenda, however, we will be sharing with you some recent accomplishments and upcoming projects. This is an opportunity to meet and have a conversation with CENTURY 21’s leadership team including Brian Rushton, Executive Vice President, as well as French speaking brokers in the Montreal market.  Date: Thursday, May 11  Time:  5.15 p.m. – 7.00 p.m. UTC  Venue: The Club Lounge, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal , 1201 Rene-Levesque Blvd W , Montreal QC  CENTURY 21 is one of the world’s largest residential real estate sales organization with offices in 76 countries worldwide. Earlier this year, CENTURY 21 announced their 2016 Global21 rankings. Canada had five companies, 10 offices, seven teams and three individuals ranking in the top 21 in the world, marking a clear indication of just how important and active the real estate market is in Canada in a global context. I hope you will be able to join us and look forward to hearing back from you. Please RSVP to this email by May 8, 2017 . Kind regards,  Nick  Anstee | Account Manager, Peak Communicators | t: (604) 689-5559 e: Nick@peakco.com  #403-1155 Robson Street Vancouver , BC V6E 1B5 5.04.17

 I hope you're having a great week!

I hope you're having a great week! Can you believe it's already May?! As summer approaches, make sure your little one is super stylish when they walk out of the house. Tenth & Pine brings together gender neutral collections to keep your kid photo ready for all the activities to come this summer! And if mom wants to match with their little tot, they have matching mom shirts!! Let me know if you are interested in a sample of this adorable line :) --Mackenzie  Style Your Child For Summer with Tenth & Pine   Find cute, trendy pieces for the warmer season  As things heat up, most kids find that their summer duds from last year no longer fit. If you're on a quest for something special, comfortable and fun to restock you and your kid's closet, Tenth & Pine has you covered! Changing the way you shop for your little ones by bringing together gender neutral, unisex collections, Tenth & Pine makes it easier to find favorites for your toddler or baby!  Summer days bring warmth, sunshine, and plenty of opportunities to play. Make sure your kiddo is stylin' for the pool, backyard barbecue, and more with the must-haves for this season: All I Need Is You Adult T-Shirt ($30): Show the world how much you love your little one in this 100% cotton short sleeve tee! Perfect for a day spent in the sun, this Mommy and Me design is made to match the All You Need is Mebaby tee and onesie. Available in Cream and Black, strut your stuff all summer in this cute, stylish shirt. All You Need Is Me Organic Shirt ($28): A versatile tee with a sweet, loving message, you'll get tons of compliments when your kiddo wears this out and about! A match made in heaven with the All I Need Is You Adult T-Shirt, rock these tees Mommy and Me style All You Need Is Me Organic Onesie ($28): Dress up your baby in this original, organic onesie! Perfect for moms with multiple little ones, buy these outfits for both your babies to look sweet and stylish in! Available in sizes 3-6 months, 6-12 months, and 12-18 months. I Love You More Romper - Olive Green ($35): Perfect for babies on the move, this gorgeous green romper has details to die for! With orange trim and tribal cuffs, your tiny tot will be the trendiest babe in the sandbox. Get a fresh, fab new look for you and your little rascal that you can wear all summer long with Tenth & Pine! Visit https://tenthandpine.comto purchase the unique looks that won't be found in stores. Follow Us:  Facebook   Twitter   Instagram   Pinterest Mackenzie Sanderson   Account Executive   ChicExecs PR   820 Los Vallecitos Blvd Ste A-C   San Marcos , CA 92069    (760) 429-6702 5.04.17

Marketers won't let you forget

Marketers won't let you forget about celebrating your mom, your grandma, and the mother of your children on the upcoming Mother's Day holiday. However, these ads can provoke a painful reaction in some women and couples, which is one important reason why International Bereaved Mother's Day is so important. This celebration is typically not covered much in mainstream media, but is critical for the multitude of people that are grieving for a child. This year, the remembrance day takes place on May 7, one week before traditional Mother's Day. It is a day for any parent who has lost a child, and, in particular, it honors mothers who have experienced miscarriage, stillbirth, SIDS, or any type of pregnancy and infant loss. Alexis Marie Chute is a mother, artist, bereavement counselor and author of her award-winning and critically acclaimed memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss and she prepared the following piece below to honor International Bereaved Mother's Day. Martin, please let me know if you wish to run it. My best, Janet Shapiro / Sr. Account Executive/Team Leader  SMITH PUBLICITY, INC.Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books  Janet@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x320   USA • TORONTO  Mailing Address: 1930 E. Marlton Pike, Suite I-46 • Cherry Hill , NJ 08003 5.04.17

Riverdale Avenue Books 

Riverdale Avenue Books just released a new book about the rock band, The Tragically Hip. Please let me know if you would like to speak to author Marc Shapiro or would like to review the book.  My Best,   Alyssa,   First American Book on Canadian Rock Band The Tragically Hip Published, Riverdale Avenue Books publishes "What Is Hip? The Life And Times Of The Tragically Hip" by NY Times Best-selling Author Marc Shapiro - 5.04.17

I am pleased to invite you

I am pleased to invite you to the “Investment Forum 2017: Opportunities in the Renewable Energy Sector in Indonesia” which will take place on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 at Gold Room, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1228 Sherbrooke St West Montreal, from 8.00 am until 12.00 pm (registration opens at 7.00 am.).  This event is co-organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia , the Provincial Government of Québec (Ministry of Economy, Science and Innovation), Indonesia Investment Coordinating Board, and Bank Indonesia , and aims at providing updates on renewable energy sector in Indonesia to business communities in Canada . Attached herewith is the tentative program of the Investment Forum. Please feel free to share this invitation to your partners/members/affiliates. Click here for registration. For further information, please contact us here    Regards, K. Candra Negara (Mr.)  Minister Counsellor Economic Affairs  Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, 55 Parkdale Avenue , K1Y1E5, Ottawa , ON, Canada, Cell: +1 (613) 302 5816  Ph: +1 (613) 724 1100 5.04.17

I love traveling and staying in vacation homes

I love traveling and staying in vacation homes which always seem to be so peaceful and luxurious and  now with Attiser linens, I can create that same feel at home! Attiser is a signature collection of handmade linens from artisans that bring home a cool, boho vibe! Interested in a sample? Let me know!    Thanks,  Sammi 5.04.17

Kick off the start of summer vacation with the ultimate Memorial Day

Kick off the start of summer vacation with the ultimate Memorial Day backyard BBQ! Give your guests something they'll remember with these 6 must-haves for easy entertaining. These items will help you spend more time having fun and less time catering. Please let me know if you're interested in samples for a feature! :)    Best,   Izzy 5.04.17

Felicia Johnson is a writer

Felicia Johnson is a writer, sought-after speaker, youth mentor and student who readily engages an audience with the moving story behind her latest book, Her. It is the story of a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who courageously peels back the layers of her complex and serious mental illness in a desperate attempt to understand it. Johnson brings remarkable insight and understanding to an illness that affects 1 - 2 % of the population and wreaks havoc on the lives and relationships of young men and women.  Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Felicia Johnson whose profound story is sure to inspire your audience, or send a copy of Her for consideration of a review. If you wish to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you a jpeg of the author and book cover for your use.  Thank you!   See the book trailers at: www.herthebook.com   Mark Fordham, Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 133032, The Woodlands, TX 77393, Office: (281) 333-3507  news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmediagroup.com 5.04.17

Myself Amit, I’m the account manager with www.findmetechie.com.

Myself Amit, I’m the account manager with www.findmetechie.com. As I was going through your web page https://www.montrealtribune.com/ I noticed that you are richly works on Back-end development technology.We provide techies on Part-time basis/Hourly basis. We would like to showcase some work that we have done recently. Happy to do 40 hours POC to show our work methodology & get on to a call to introduce us. Please let me know your thoughts. Thanks, Amit Gupta Skype amit.ktech 4.28.17

"Stop the world – I want to get off!"

Ever feel so stressed you want to scream: "Stop the world – I want to get off!" Then you wouldn't be alone. In today's world, stress is all around us: work, home, family, school, politics ... the list is endless! Meditation teacher Michel Pascal understands this and in his new book, Meditation for Daily Stress, he provides meditation techniques that reduce stress, de-clutter your mind, and help you discover inner calm ― anytime, anywhere ― in as little as one minute! Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Michel, or forward a copy of his book for a review. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Michel Pascal and the book cover.  Thank you. Dea Shandera-Hunter  (747) 239-1715  (310) 699-7880  deashandera@yahoo.com 4.28.17

Unacknowledged

I would like to send you a digital copy of Unacknowledged: An Exposé of the Greatest Secret in History, in consideration of an interview or review from you. Written by Dr. Steven Greer, retired medical doctor and ufologist who founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) and also The Disclosure Project, his new book covers the Unacknowledged Special Access Projects (USAP) that he says are being "illegally funded every year from taxpayer monies – to the tune of around 80 billion-100 billion dollars – all without the approval of the president or congress!" Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an engaging interview with Dr. Greer or forward a review copy of his book. If you wish to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you jpegs of the author and book cover for your use.  Thank you! Please see the documentary/book trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP-IBLipBHI&feature=youtu.be  Steve Alten, A & M Publishing, 1900 S Pine Street, Cabot, AR 72023, (561) 798-0844, www.ampublishers.com 4.28.17

Are you ready to kickoff summer 2017? Memorial Day picnics

Are you ready to kickoff summer 2017? Memorial Day picnics and BBQ's are rapidly approaching! Attached is a quick list of must-haves for every Memorial Day party, essential for starting off the summer right. Each of these products are a perfect fit for any Memorial Day/summer kickoff story that you or anyone on your team might be working on in the upcoming months. If you are interested in additional information, seeing samples or setting up an interview with any of the founders, please let me know. Founded by Matt Butler, an active Air Force member, Rollors is a unique and fun outdoor game for everyone to enjoy. The addicting outdoor lawn game consists of wooden disks along with a wooden goal at each end. The game combines the rolling motion of Bocce Ball with the goal system of horseshoes. Each set is is crafted from New Zealand wood from sustainable forests, offers eco-friendly fun for the entire family. It can be neatly and conveniently packed into its portable bag to make it easy to bring along to any park, party, or other outdoor event. Rollors retails at $49.95 and can be purchased online at www.rollors.com. With signature ACS (All Condition Sound technology), fearlessly stream your tunes in any environment with Yatra Aquatune 9612. Whether looking for a speaker to relax with by the pool with friends or take for a rugged adventure, the Yatra's Aquatune 9612 speaker has you covered. Bluetooth technology allows their crystal clear playback to be heard for up to 10 hours. The cool design and portable size make it easy to enjoy your tunes no matter where life takes you. Yatra's Aquatune line is the perfect combination of sound, mobility and endurance. Waterproof, shockproof, dustproof, Yatra is the ultimate outdoor essential! The Aquatune 9612 retails for $64.99. To view this speak and the rest of the collection, please visit https://www.shopyatra.com. Fire Dept. Coffee is a newly launched coffee brand is on a mission to serve their country and community with the easiest drinking coffee you'll ever have. With a variety of blends and flavors, there is sure to be a perfect roast for everyone. Their original medium roast is the perfect kick you need to start your day off right. If you're looking for a deeper flavor, their dark roast is made from organic beans from fair-trade farms. Their newest creation Bourbon Infused, is the perfect vehicle for one's favorite bourbon, whiskey, or cream based liquor after a long hard day on the job. The Bourbon Infusion coffee has the delicious smoothness of bourbon and the best part is you can drink it all day without feeling guilty! Fire Department Coffee was crafted to service the Nation's hard working men and women by providing caffeine and great tasting coffee for long nights and high octane lifestyles. Portions of sales are donated to military and fire related charities, while all military and first responders receive 15% off every order. Fire Dept. Coffee can be ordered online at https://www.firedeptcoffee.com. 4.28.17

The Groove Life Groove Ring 

The Groove Life Groove Ring is the most innovative ring specifically designed with the active user in mind. This styleish ring keeps comfort at the forefront. Traditional metal bands can be hazardous, getting caught on objects, turning  a fun backyard barbeque into a medical emergency. The Groove Ring is made out of a low profile, flexible silicon that is carved with their patented design, ensuring proper airflow to your fingers. This keeps moisture out while promoting comfort, putting any fears of poor circulation out of your mind. The stylish ring will put your mind and body at ease. The Groove Ring will give you one less thing to worry about while playing yard games, swimming, tossing around a frisbee or throwing burgers on the grill. Check out this video to get a glimpse into the brilliance of Groove Life. The Groove Ring retails for $29.95 and can be purchased online at www.goovelife.co. Best regards, Katie Lapinski, Veteran PR, katie@veteranpr.com 4.28.17

25th anniversary of Fruits & Passion

We are delighted to invite you to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Fruits & Passion during a VIP morning where all your senses will be immersed within the Fruits & Passion world! Anouk Meunier will join us to talk about her favorite products.Please see attached the official invitation.  Thank you very much!  Leïla Côté  EXACTO, COMMUNICATIONS RELATIONS PUBLIQUES Tel 514-273-3793, Fax 514-273-2082  Exacto.ca 4.22.17

Divorce is complicated. Divorce is painful. Divorce is common

Divorce is complicated. Divorce is painful. Divorce is common. And when children are involved, it's profoundly costly. Psychiatrist, author, popular blogger and international speaker Mark Banschick, M.D., offers parents a smarter way to divorce. Dr. Banschick is the force behind The Intelligent Divorce Course, a scientifically validated program that endeavors to help parents protect their most valuable assets: their children. A free e-book, The Intelligent Divorce, is available for those who register on his website. Clearly, when Banschick talks people listen. His Intelligent Divorce blog on psychologytoday.com draws 35,000 visitors every week, and his work has been featured on the CBS Early Show. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpegs of Dr. Banschick. 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 4.22.17

:Sylvanus A. Ayeni is a retired Neurosurgeon in Bethesda ,

Sylvanus A. Ayeni is a retired Neurosurgeon in
Bethesda , Maryland . Originally from Nigeria , during Dr. Ayeni's professional career in the United States he was actively involved in development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa ― mainly in the healthcare and education sectors. We would like to forward a copy of his upcoming book, Rescue Thyself: Change In Sub-Saharan Africa Must Come From Within, in consideration of a review from you. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an enlightening interview with Dr. Ayeni or forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Sylvanus Ayeni and the book cover.  Thank you. Kate Landrum 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 4.22.17

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, we would love to highlight a few of our military and veteran entrepreneurs. Each company below has their own unique and inspiring story. Please let me know if you are interested in additional information or coordinating an interview with one of the founders.Fire Department Coffee - The founders of FDC are Luke Schneider and Mark Williams, with 25 years of combined military and public service. Luke Schneider, a Navy veteran turned firefighter paramedic, and Mark Williams, a combat vet turned firefighter, are driven with a mission to serve, unite, and give back. FDC has dedicated their business to support their fellow veterans, service men and women, and country - a portion of every sale is donated to military and service organizations. Fire Dept. Coffee is already redefining the coffee industry by introducing the first Spirit Infused Coffee Line. Launched March 2017, the flagship infusion collection features three distinct infused coffees (bourbon, tequila, and rum) each with its own unique flavor and aroma. Website: https://www.firedeptcoffee.com  Rollors - Founded by Air Force Officer Matt Butler. Lieutenant Colonel Butler is an active duty Air Force Officer and has served 19 years for our nation. Butler first visualized Rollors (now an award-winning outdoor game) while between deployments and turned to his local veterans to help construct the wooden disks and wooden, cone-shaped targets used in the game in his home workshop. Now the company has grown to a nationally known game and Butler continues to employ veterans in almost all aspects of the company. Website: www.rollors.com  Sworkit - A former US Air Force pilot and squadron commander has conveniently eliminated every excuse not to exercise with Sworkit. The unique completely FREE app is like having a personal trainer at your fingertips. Just choose the type of workout you're looking for and how long you want it to last and the app assembles individual exercises, in real time, to meet any and all of your fitness needs.  It then puts all of the exercises in your own personal "workout playlist."  These playlists can be shared, modified, and edited to tailor to your individual focus.  Sworkit recently made Shark Tank history by landing the largest tech deal in the show's history. Website: www.sworkit.com   Please let me know if you are interested in additional information, sampling, or coordinating an interview!    Warmly, Janie Thomas Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com    4.22.17

 With spring in full swing

With spring in full swing we are set to have many rainy days ahead. From delicious coffee to relaxing reading, I've included a few products below to make your rainy days a little less dreary. Let me know if you are interested in learning more.-Janie   Fire Dept. Coffee-Start your day off right with the smooth and deep flavors of Fire Dept. Coffee. Made from organic beans from fair-trade farms, there is a roast that any coffee drinker will enjoy. The original medium roast will give you the kick you need to jumpstart your day in the dreary weather. Their dark roast provides a deeper flavor. The newest release, Bourbon Infused, will help you relax and unwind. The best part is that portions of sales are donated to military and fire related charities, while all military and first responders receive 15% off every order. Fire Dept. Coffee can be ordered online at https://www.firedeptcoffee.com/.   The Past Life Perspective-The Past Life Perspective: Discovering Your True Nature Across Multiple Lifetimes, details sixteen years of Ann C. Barham's (a licensed marriage and family therapist, and internationally certified regression therapist) experience with past life regression therapy. The fascinating read opens the files of her most incredible and insightful client sessions, Barham demystifies past life therapy with a practical, down-to-earth approach.  Sharing arresting tales from actual clients, readers are invited in to experience first hand how traumatic and pivotal experiences from past lives seldom stay in the past but continue to affect our actions, emotions, health, and relationships now. For more information visit https://www.pastlives.org/. Oojra-Oojra's premier lifestyle brand of home fragrances will transport you to a whole new world in the comfort of your own home using aromatic essential oils. The perfect final touch to any home environment, their beautiful reed diffusers provide feelings of relaxation, romance, focus and balance. Their most popular fragrance, the Thai Jasmine Bamboo Diffuser, inspires romance and relaxation while leaving you with impressions of fresh bamboo and garlands of flowers. Oojra can be purchased online at http://oojra.com/. Retail: $64.99   Warmly,   Janie Thomas Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com   4.22.17

Top employers in Montreal

For the 11th year in a row, Genetec has been named one of the top employers in Montreal . I have attached an image for your use. Let me know if you have any questions!  Veronique 4.22.17

This year Canadians are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Confederation

This year Canadians are celebrating the 150th Anniversary of Confederation, which might lead to the question: what was Canada – and my city – really like over a century ago? With the plights of immigrants making current headlines every day, it's fascinating to look back to what our own ancestors might have gone through to settle into their new home. So much was different, and yet so much of our human resolve has remained the same. Anne Hamre, trained historian, has penned an absolutely beautiful new book based on her extensive studies and own family history titled Passages, a fictionalization based on her grandparents' lives. Set in the early years of the 20th Century, Passages transports readers across three continents— Europe , Australia , and North America . It chronicles not just the disparate climates and lifestyles encountered in such far-flung places and the long passages between them, but the lives that are changed by these travels. Hamre offers an intricately researched, authentically rendered portrait of both the hardships and the triumphs of the age. Readers will share in the longing felt while desperately waiting for letters bearing news of a distant lover and in the joy—and the uncertain dangers—of discovering friendship among strangers when traveling in faraway lands and across oceans. They will experience the piercing ache of loss near and afar, recognize the myriad sources of a spouse's worry, feel the lifting of spirit that is found in community, and celebrate the enduring steadiness of a couple's true love. "It's so important to recognize how fast the world is changing and how important it is to save those stories and memories from the past," Hamre says. "If we lose our stories and history, we lose our position in the world." Please let me know if you're interested in a review copy – I'd love to send one your way. Hamre is also available for interview. Thanks! Jennifer Tucker / SMITH Publicity 856.489.8654 ext. 303 / jennifer@smithpublicity.com Born and raised in B.C., Anne Hamre grew up hearing tales of her grandparents' lives. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia and a Master's Degree from Carleton University in Ottawa . She is a skilled historian and now writes full time in Edmonton . Learn more about Passages at www.annehamre.com.  Passages is available at AmazonAmazon.ca, and at bookstores upon request. 4.20.17

Real success by using Sworkit

This year, join the millions of people globally who have been experiencing real success by using Sworkit to meet their fitness needs. Even celebs like Kate Hudson, are enjoying the revolutionary app. No gym? No Time? No excuse! Sworkit was created to make exercising as convenient and fun as possible, virtually eliminating every excuse one can have not to exercise and encouraging  its users to simply work it. The free app feels like having your own personal trainer at your fingertips. Sworkit allows its users to choose an area of focus and the amount of time they want the workout to last. The app then creates a playlist of exercises that users can follow along to with demonstrations from trainers in real time. No equipment is required making it easy to get a workout in, no matter how hectic a day might be. Users can even save a personalized playlist that they want to repeat, and sync it along to Health, Google Fit, and MyFitnessPal. Sworkit Premium offers a newly released Workout Builder. It 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. Picking the exact type of exercise each user wants makes it easy to build ideal workouts from the ground up. A free 7 day trial of Sworkit Premium is available!  Sworkit is available on iPhone, iPad, Android and Web. 4.20.17

Dr. Paul Boor is a scientist and professor at Galveston 's medical school,

Dr. Paul Boor is a scientist and professor at
Galveston 's medical school, the oldest west of the Mississippi . His second passion in life is writing – and the two often come together in his masterful storytelling! Set in Galveston, TX in 1889, The Ice Merchant, his latest book, has it all ― murder, trafficking in corpses for medical research, and experiments to find a cure for the dreaded killer of the time...Yellow Fever.
I would like to send a copy of Dr. Boor's new book in consideration of an interview or a review from you. His vast medical background, combined with great storytelling skills, make him an intriguing guest. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview, or forward a review copy of his book. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Dr. Boor and the book cover.  Thank you. Danielle Kelly, 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  4.20.17

Personal and professional fulfillment can be elusive goals,

But they're one step closer now. I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of a rewarding book in consideration of a review, interview or feature. From SOS to WOW! Your Personal Coaching Adventure will show your audience how busting assumptions, unleashing creativity and taking intelligent risks are the keys to progress; author Margaret A. Johnson, P.E. has insights your audience will appreciate. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview. Send me your postal address for a copy of the book; if you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Margaret and the book cover.  Thank you. See her at http://www.ideasandbeyond.com/  Robert Simpson, 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 4.20.17

I'm currently looking for work

How are you doing?  I visited your website recently.I'm currently looking for work either part time or as a intern to get experience in the field. Please review my CV and let me know what you think. Attached to my google drive here My resume is password protected. With gratitude,  MARIE DELANEY 4.20.17

I'm not sure if you are the right contact at Montreal Tribune

I'm not sure if you are the right contact at Montreal Tribune, The to reach out to. If not, I would be very thankful if you could point me in the direction of the right person. To understand which are world's best cities for young people, Nestpick has produced the Millennial Cities Ranking. Featuring 100 shortlisted cities and 16 factors, this is the most extensive study of its kind to date. Canadian cities perform exceedingly well, with Vancouver ranking 1st in the Americas and 10th globally. Montreal comes in second nationally and 15th globally. Toronto and Ottawa rank 24th and 36th respectively. Here is a link to to the full list of results: https://www.nestpick.com/millennial-city-ranking/ I will send you the full press release on the embargo date, Wednesday 19th April at 9AM your local time. If you are interested in receiving it today, just let me know. Have a great day and best wishes, Best regards, Dominic Walker Content Strategist ABCD Agency UG (haftungsbeschränkt) 4.18.17

How does a beautiful, former international supermodel stay slim

How does a beautiful, former international supermodel stay slim without starving? Pascale Naessens, bestselling culinary author and TV host, shares her method for staying happy, healthy and slim in her new book, Pure & Simple:
A Natural Food Way of Life. Pascale embraces only natural, unprocessed food in a way of eating that's more a lifestyle than a diet dominated by restrictions, and she shares 60 of her mouth-watering recipes in her new book. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Pascale Naessens, or forward a copy of her book for a review. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Pascale and the book cover.  Thank you.  Dea Shandera-Hunter, (747) 239-1715  (310) 699-7880   deashandera@yahoo.com 4.15.17

Who's in charge of your life, you or your emotions?

Who's in charge of your life, you or your emotions? Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of a fascinating book in consideration of a review, interview or feature. Author Mark Youngblood will captivate your audience with his powerful insights and strategies for personal and professional growth, as he shows the way for taking charge of our emotions to create the life we want. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview. Send me your postal address for a copy of the book; if you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Mark and the book cover.  Thank you. Celestine Mahoney, 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 4.11.17

While there are many different levels of love we're capable of

While there are many different levels of love we're capable of, if we don't have self-love nothing seems to work quite as well. It's not selfish to be good to ourselves ― it's healthy ― and when we experience self-love, we actually become more lovable. Judy Clement Wall is an artist and writer who understands the importance of this, and in her delightful illustrated journal, Find Your Awesome: A 30-day Challenge to Fall in Love with Your Playful, Imaginative & Colorful Self, she encourages us to explore beyond the boundaries of our imagination, have more fun, and learn to live a more joyful life. Please see Judy's trailer that demonstrates how self-love is the most life-changing of all at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHeqduiNuSc&feature=youtu.be  I hope you will consider Find Your Awesome for a review, an excerpt, or an author interview or giveaway. Judy makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an entertaining interview with her. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Judy and the book cover (that's actually a whimsical look-alike of her!). 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 4.11.17

FlipBelt is making safety a priority

FlipBelt is making safety a priority with their newest release, the FlipBelt Reflective PT Belt. The belt is specifically designed to keep wearers safe and seen, while comfortably carrying essentials such as cash, credit/ID Cards, Keys, small medical devices cell phones and more. Have you had a chance to check it out? I have included some additional information below!  The sleek style and comfortability of the Reflective Belt makes it a one of a kind workout accessory. Most running safety gear and standard military PT belts are bulky and uncomfortable, having a negative impact on its wearers performance.  FlipBelt's slim, high visibility Reflective PT belt is specifically designed not to interfere with your workout routine. The comfortability and convenience of the Classic Belt is combined with ultra-reflective 3M material that will keep wearers seen, while giving them peace of mind while exercising after dark. The belt snuggly fits around its wearers waist and safely stores essentials such as cash, credit/ID cards, keys, small medical devices, and even cell phones (including the iPhone plus).  Retail: $32.99  The FlipBelt line of workout accessories can be found at REI, Bed Bath & Beyond, 24 Hour Fitness, Sports Authority, and many other retailers across the nation. If you are interested in learning more please contact Nicki at Nicki@veteranpr.com.   Warmly, Nicki Thomas, Veteran PR  E. Nicki@veteranpr.com   www.veteranpr.com 4.11.17

Easter Sunday is almost here

Easter Sunday is almost here, and whether you are hosting family or friends or attending a gathering at someone else’s place, there are certain rules of etiquette you need to keep in mind.  Etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer, founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers these tips for Easter Sunday get-togethers: Host Tips: Planning & invitations: Careful thought and planning creates a lovely event and avoids chaos. By giving careful consideration to the location, as well as the invitation and guest list, the perfect ambiance and mix of personalities can be created. It is difficult to exclude spouses from holiday gatherings, so plan for each guest to bring a significant other. If you consider hosting an outdoor event, have a “Plan B” lined up so that spring showers do not derail your best laid plans. Children: The invitation must clearly indicate whether children are invited. Holidays such as Easter and Passover naturally include the children of family and friends. If the kids are not invited, host an evening event rather than a brunch so your guests have time to hire a babysitter. When you receive an email from a parent requesting a favor because he can’t find a sitter, respond that you understand and will miss him; it is inappropriate for you to allow his daughter to attend, without making an exception for all of the other children. You must be fair and be consistent. Beverage variety: Superb hosts maintain a well-stocked bar, with plenty of non-alcoholic beverages on hand. Club soda, ginger-ale, soda, fruit juice, lemonade, sparkling and still water, and iced tea are just a few suggestions. Informal or silver coffee and tea service can be set-up ahead of time with milk, half-and-half, sugar, Stevia and sweeteners so guests may serve themselves. Setting a beautiful and proper table: A place setting is a global compass for your dining experience. It is important to understand how to navigate the system, whether simple or multiple courses, and understand the proper placement of the plates, stemware and utensils. Set the table the day before the dinner. With the exception of the cocktail and dessert forks, most forks are set on the left side of the plate. The cocktail fork may be placed on the right side in a soup spoon, or brought out with the cocktail. The dessert fork is placed above the plate. The bread plate and butter spreader are placed on the left of the dinner plate. The stemware is placed on the right of the dinner plate. Place the napkin in a creative way, for examples see Napkin Wizard. Prearranging seating with place cards: Pay special attention to the chemistry between your guests and prearrange seating by using artful place cards. You and your children can even create your own place cards as a fun craft activity. It is nice to split couples so they can converse with others. If you know your guests well, you’ll know who will blend well with whom, especially when seating singles and newcomers. The beauty of place cards is that guests are relieved to discover where they are placed, and don’t need to worry about finding a perch. Place each card at the top of the place setting (or dessert fork or spoon). Guest Tips: Research: Before you RSVP, research and have a basic awareness of the Easter holiday. However, it is rare to find anyone these days who fully understands every holiday, so don’t worry about all of the history. RSVP and arrive promptly: Yes, we still RSVP and arrive promptly in 2017, unless it is an open house event. Hosts rely on guests to reply to the invitation promptly for planning, menu preparation, seating and party gifts. Arriving within 5-10 minutes of starting time is appropriate, any later and a call to the hostess is expected to determine if you are interrupting dinner, and should join the guests for coffee and dessert instead. Be informed & conversational: We all understand if you have been up to your eye balls in alligators with parental responsibilities, or business, and haven’t kept up with the latest news. Catch-up by scanning the headlines from your favorite news sources. During a social meal, you are also expected to contribute to the conversation with interesting questions like, “What book are you reading?” “Do you have summer travel plans?” “Which movie will you watch next?” Dress appropriately: Take the time to clean up if you are going to show up. The host and hostess are going to quite a bit of effort to entertain. Even if the brunch is casual, spruce up a bit and leave the work-out clothes at home. You don’t want to look scruffy in the group photo! Hostess gifts & a handwritten thank you note: A thoughtful guest arrives with a small hostess gift such as tea towels, scented candles or a diffuser. If gifting flowers, have them delivered in advance.  Sending a personally handwritten thank you note within 48 hours is a beautiful expression of gratitude. Would you be interested in speaking to Sharon ?  Please feel free to also use her tips with proper attribution. http://www.protocolww.com/   Thanks!  Mike Larson  954-821-3434  mike@serbinmedia.com 4.11.17

We've all heard the stories about athletes and entertainers

We've all heard the stories about athletes and entertainers with lavish lifestyles and an unbelievable cash flow who wind up flat broke. DaRayl Davis has a mission in life: he wants to inspire your audience to get smart about money and avoid those pitfalls. A sought-after speaker from Dallas to Dubai , he is a captivating and memorable guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if you would like to schedule an interview. If you'd like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of DaRayl and his book covers. Thank you!  Meet DaRayl here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTMEz9Nwrf8   Alvina Alston, More Media LLC,  www.moremediahts.com, Alvina@moremediahits.com, 201-618-7626 Cell, 201-903-6599 Office 4.09.17

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare

Efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare collapsed recently after GOP lawmakers couldn't agree on an alternative health care system. " US domestic healthcare policy has little impact on foreign companies. Our perspective is that you'll figure it out one way or another and it still represents the biggest market in the world so it's where we ultimately want to launch products. Obviously clarity and stability are important for business planning but that's as true for domestic companies as for foreign ones," says Lee Buckler, CEO of Replicel.  Mr. Buckler will be in New York City and available for interviews on April 5th and 6th. Replicel is a company doing their part to help promising young athletes who have their dreams shattered by a debilitating injury. RepliCel is making extraordinary strides in researching cell regeneration for damaged tendons and providing innovative treatment that promotes the healing process. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with CEO Lee Buckler. Thank you!  Alvina Alston, CEO. More Media LLC , 201-618-7626 Cell  201-903-6599 Office
Alvina@moremediahits.com
4.06.17

Spirituality is often, but not always, connected to a formal religious tradition.

Spirituality is often, but not always, connected to a formal religious tradition. The same is true of spiritual teachers—perceptive, caring, trustworthy human beings who provide one-to-one, in-depth spiritual direction. The User's Guide to Spiritual Teachers by Scott Edelstein, just published by Wisdom Publications, is a user-friendly resource for anyone who wants a spiritual teacher—as well as anyone who already works with a spiritual teacher and wants to make the most of that relationship. The book also contains practical advice on how to spot impostors, predators, and cult leaders. Please read the press release below and let me know if you'd like to schedule an engaging interview with Scott, and/or receive a review copy of the book in either PDF or print form. If you would like to run the story below, we'd be happy to send you .jpegs of the book cover and the author's photo.  Thank you. Lydia Anderson, Wisdom Publications, landerson@wisdompubs.org 
617-776-7416, ext. 27, 4.06.17

The most thrilling entertainment

The most thrilling entertainment often results when an author is tapping into our deepest fears. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of And Into the Fire in consideration of a review, interview or feature. Nuclear Terrorism expert and bestselling author Robert Gleason follows his bestselling Wrath of God with this riveting story, and his remarkable expertise makes him a fascinating guest.  Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview. Send me your postal address for a copy of the book; if you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Robert and the book cover. Thank you. Monica Foster. Senior Publicist, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, Direct: (713) 446-8815 Phone: (281) 333-3507, Fax: (832) 569-5539, mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com  www.ascotmedia.com 4.04.17

Although American soldiers fought far and wide during WWI

Although American soldiers fought far and wide during WWII, ripples from that time forever changed the home front. In an exciting trio of stories, best-selling author Libby Fischer Hellmann captures a poignant and significant era, and her work will captivate your audience. I would like to send a copy of Wars, Spies and Bobby Sox in consideration of an interview or review from you. Libby Hellmann makes a great guest; please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her, or send a copy of her book in either print or digital format. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Libby and the book cover.  Thank you. Please see the book trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDPvzbPHiEI   Shelly Montgomery. 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 4.04.17

The Smart Gal's Guide

Ask anybody who's been through it, and they'll tell you: courage by the carload is what it takes to get through the average 335 days it takes to finalize a divorce. Here is a truly encouraging resource: The Smart Gal's Guide thru Divorce. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of the book in consideration of a review, interview or feature. The next time divorce is the topic, author Sara A. will give your audience a perspective that educates, protects and guides women. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview. Send me your postal address for a copy of the book; if you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Sara A. and the book cover.  Thank you. Leonard Holmes, 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 4.01.17

Seeing the Good 

It has been amazing to see our vision come to life this past week.  Givesome was founded on the belief that huge things are possible if people can see the good they are doing.  The Givesome app lets you see what takes place after you give. Seeing not only proves that what you helped support was completed, it allows you be part of the experience.  Now you can meet the teacher whose salary you helped provide, or the community who now has access to clean water from the well you helped dig.  Wait and see what happens when you can watch the projects that you're a part of come to life. We love connecting the people who give with the people who's lives are impacted.  4.01.17

Superdesign Show

During the 2017 edition of the Superdesign Show by Superstudio, Digital Habits will further explore the relationship between the user, the context and physical controls of electronic products. The new prototypes go beyond the natural interfaces designed in previous years, and present multisensory systems that connect gestures, space, attention and feedbacks. Digital Habits presents three new products: OSOUND XL, a new speaker at architectural size that is part of the OSOUND family, COLOR SWING, a lamp and “on the fly” detection system for ambient colors, and XVOID, an air interface to control light, colour and intensity. The products on show are control devices designed for humans, around their perception and instinctive skills to express a New Design Humanism. Visit Us!!  The Digital Habits Team  www.digitalhabits.it  Location// SuperstudioPiù, Via Tortona 27  Date// April 4th-9th April / from 10am
to 9pm    Register now and jump the queue!  4.01.17

This is Matthias , MD at the new content platform www.contaygne.com

Please allow a very short request: Are you the right person at your end at The Montreal Tribune when it comes to publishing online/mobile content? If yes: Would you be interested in learing more about our new content hub www.contaygne.com where we provide independent quality content (text/images) free of charge? If not: who would be the right person for us to approach at The Montreal Tribune ? 
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We've all heard the stories

We've all heard the stories about athletes and entertainers with lavish lifestyles and an unbelievable cash flow who wind up flat broke. DaRayl Davis has a mission in life: he wants to inspire your audience to get smart about money and avoid those pitfalls. A sought-after speaker from
Dallas to Dubai , he is a captivating and memorable guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if you would like to schedule an interview. If you'd like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of DaRayl and his book covers. Thank you! 
Meet DaRayl here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTMEz9Nwrf8 Alvina Alston More Media LLC  www.moremediahits.com
Alvina@moremediahits.com
  201-618-7626 Cell 201-903-6599 Office 4.01.17

New York Times bestselling author

At a time when everything in the world seems more uncertain than ever before, New York Times bestselling author and modern-day spiritual messenger Neale Donald Walsch brings an unexpected addition to his Conversations with God series. Conversations with God, Book 4: Awaken the Species shares his most recent conversation with God on Highly Evolved Beings and how we can learn from the way they respond to life versus humans, and how by maybe adopting some of those behaviors we could change the course of world history for the better forever ... What an amazing prospect!. I would like to forward a copy of Book Four in the series in consideration of an interview or review from you. Neale Donald Walsch makes a dynamic guest; please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him or forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, or an article or excerpt, we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover Thank you. Dea Shandera-Hunter, (747) 239-1715  (310) 699-7880  deashandera@yahoo.com 4.01.17

Chicken Soup for the Soul series

Endorsed by Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul series), and Robert Holden, (Life Loves You, Holy Shift, and Authentic Success), Remembering the Light Within is the latest book by Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick. Packed with powerful techniques, its wisdom and insight are geared to today's spiritual seekers and offers the skills that can help anyone learn how to break free from harmful thought habits and find their authentic self.    Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with the Hulnicks, or offer a copy of their book in consideration of a review. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the Hulnicks and the book cover.  Thank you.  Dea Shandera-Hunter  (747) 239-1715   (310) 699-7880   deashandera@yahoo.com 3.23.17

Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of the D.C. sniper

Mildred Muhammad, the ex-wife of the D.C. sniper learned some difficult lessons during his rampage, trial and eventual execution. The story continues, and I hope you will allow me to send you a copy of her second memoir, I'm Still Standing, in consideration of a review, interview or feature. Your audience will be spellbound as Mildred Muhammad recounts her struggles to find a new normal for herself and her children in the midst of adversity. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview. Send me your postal address for a copy of the book; if you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Mildred Muhammad and her book cover.  Thank you.
Meet Mildred at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxuMsTwmT18   Jay Malone, 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 3.23.17

Bible journaling

An interesting new trend is on the rise—coloring in your Bible. What was once frowned upon, is now encouraged. This new trend is called Bible journaling. Bible journaling is the act of doodling in one's Bible, as a way to creatively express one's faith. However, some people choose to illustrate outside their Bible; as for some, doodling on the Bible itself is still prohibited. The past year, the movement has grown significantly with many online groups, forums, Facebook communities, blogs, and church groups creating groups where people share their Bible journal artwork, offer techniques, and provide a supportive boost. People even discuss where to get Bibles with the largest margins so that there is room for their designs, creating an interesting demand on publishers and retailers. Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith (Fox Chapel Publishing), by designer, inspirational speaker, and author of the best-selling Zenspirations® book series Joanne Fink, was created in response to this amazing trend. The book features the works of top Bible journalers, offers drawing tips, the best tools to use, and even offers traceable vellum sheets to use on your own Bible. This video clearly explains what's in store. Please let me know if you're interested in a review copy of Complete Guide to Bible Journaling: Creative Techniques to Express Your Faith or speaking with the authors directly on this interesting new movement. Thanks! Elizabeth Martins  emartins@foxchapelpublishing.com Joanne Fink, an award-winning designer, calligrapher, and author, spent 20 years as an art director in the greeting card industry. Her studio, Lakeside Design, specializes in developing products for the gift, stationery, craft and faith-based markets. With more than a million books in print, Joanne is the author of 11 books from Fox Chapel Publishing, including Zenspirations® Coloring Book Inspirations, Flowers of Faith Coloring Book, and L'Chaim: Celebrate Life. Regina Yoder is an inspiring women's ministry leader, homeschooling instructor, inventor, and mom of eight. She is passionate about helping women experience a deeper level of intimacy with Christ through the art of Bible journaling. Regina wrote and produced Clubhouse Kidz, a Bible memory system, and developed a patented line of creative tools for scrapbooking and Bible journaling. She teaches Bible journaling classes and leads a weekly worship service for women in her community. 3.22.17

How does a beautiful, former international supermodel stay slim

How does a beautiful, former international supermodel stay slim without starving? Pascale Naessens, bestselling culinary author and TV host, shares her method for staying happy, healthy and slim in her new book, Pure & Simple:
A Natural Food Way of Life. Pascale embraces only natural, unprocessed food in a way of eating that's more a lifestyle than a diet dominated by restrictions, and she shares 60 of her mouth-watering recipes in her new book. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Pascale Naessens, or forward a copy of her book for a review. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Pascale and the book cover.  Thank you.  Dea Shandera-Hunter. (747) 239-1715, (310) 699-7880, deashandera@yahoo.com 3.22.17

Ever feel so stressed you want to scream:

Ever feel so stressed you want to scream: "Stop the world – I want to get off!" Then you wouldn't be alone. In today's world, stress is all around us: work, home, family, school, politics ... the list is endless! Meditation teacher Michel Pascal understands this and in his new book, Meditation for Daily Stress, he provides meditation techniques that reduce stress, de-clutter your mind, and help you discover inner calm ― anytime, anywhere ― in as little as one minute! Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Michel, or forward a copy of his book for a review. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Michel Pascal and the book cover.  Thank you.  Dea Shandera-Hunter   (747) 239-1715  (310) 699-7880  deashandera@yahoo.com 3.22.17

Psychological meanings behind dreams

While most of us focus on the psychological meanings behind dreams, best-selling author Marsha Sinetar is one of the first to direct our attention to the spiritual impact of dreams. Please allow me to send you a copy of Dreams unto Holiness in consideration of an interview, feature or review. Positive, affirming and full of joy, Sinetar's newest book will captivate your audience. Please look at the following press release and let me know if you'd like to schedule an interview with her, or send me your mailing address so I can forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you a .jpg of the book cover. Thank you. Karen Marshall, 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 4.17.17

New York State 's Maple Weekend.

Plattsburgh , NY  –  3/15/2017  – Tap into one of the sweetest events of the year, New York State 's Maple Weekend. The event takes place March 18-19 and March 25-26, from 10am-4pm each day.  During both weekends, producers from across the state will welcome families to their farms to experience firsthand how real, mouthwatering maple syrup and other related maple products are made. Visitors will have the opportunity to enjoy fun, family-friendly activities, taste New York 's freshest syrup, and purchase maple products directly from the source! 4.17.17

Focus Financial Partners

I thought you might be interested in the below announcement from Focus Financial Partners about a recent strategic transaction it helped Melbourne-headquartered MW Lomax close with Westwood Group (‘Westwood’), a wealth management firm based in Brisbane, Australia. MW Lomax’s first merger since partnering with Focus in May 2016, this deal also demonstrates Focus’ global market penetration as it continues to work with firms across the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and Australia. While Focus continues to see strong growth in the United States , the firm has increasingly solidified its presence outside the U.S. as the firm’s founders realize their global aspirations, a product of their international backgrounds and diverse perspectives. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Sincerely, Alyssa 4.17.17

 #DreamWaterSleepSurvey

I wanted to circle back and touch base as we approach World Sleep Day on Friday March 17 about the #DreamWaterSleepSurvey. Dream Water Canada polled 1,000+ adult Canadians about their sleep habits, and confirmed Sunday night is the most difficult night for Canadians to fall sleep. The survey showed that Canadians' sleep suffers often because of work stress, and this stress is the most pronounced on Sunday evenings. Please see below for additional stats, and let me know if you would like to coordinate an interview with Andrea Donsky, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, on how to get a good night's sleep and avoid the restless Sunday night. I'd love to work on a story for World Sleep Day with you; happy to discuss story angles. Talk soon, Taylor  TAYLOR BUCKLEY, Coordinator,  416-322-5897 x225, TORONTO – MONTREAL – VANCOUVER  www.highviewcommunications.com    facebook.com/HighViewComm   twitter.com/HighViewComm   linkedin.com/company/high-view-communications-inc-  Founding Member of PR Boutiques International, From: Taylor Buckley [mailto:taylor@highviewcommunications.com]  Sent:  Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:25 PM To: 'editor@montrealtribune.com' <editor@montrealtribune.com> Subject: New poll reveals Sunday nights the most difficult for Canadians to get shut-eye 4.17.17

"Women United are Changing the World."

"Women United are Changing the World." WBTVN, Women's Broadcast Television Network, is the first OTT online TV network with original content created by women for women giving any host access to its growing millions of online viewers, from next door to across the globe.  WBTVN has created an affinity community of like-minded women to share knowledge and support by providing leadership, promoting entrepreneurs, business owners, corporations and non-profit organizations. "You Don't Have to Be a Celebrity to Be a Star." WBTVN offers hosts the opportunity to deliver informative and moving stories, fresh products, compelling services, and smart new ideas to an avid audience who demand current, professional and advanced content that employs best practices.  WBTVN is the place to explore breakthrough viewpoints from a woman's perspective in art, health, performance, science, music, business, finance and more.  WBTVN sees into the future and is creating a new visual meeting place today for women to collaborate, inspire and strengthen their collective evolvement to leadership greatness. Download the App:  Women on TV or watch online at http://www.wbtvn.tv.  To learn more about the WBTVN network of stations visit:  http://www.womensbroadcasttv.com. Please read the following press release and let us know at WBTVN if you would like to interview its Co-Founders/CEOs, Shea Vaughn and/or Jayne Rios.  They are great guests with generous hearts and keen insight into women's issues that are always welcomed by audiences. Thank you. WBTVN Office: 214-414-2821  Email info@womensbroadcasttv.com  www.wbtvn.tv 
http://www.womensbroadcasttv.com 4.17.17

 "What's your favorite Beatles song?"

If you want to start a lively, fun discussion, just ask: "What's your favorite Beatles song?" Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of Counting Down the Beatles: Their 100 Finest Songs in consideration of a review, interview or feature. As a long-time contributor to American Songwriter, author Jim Beviglia is in the know about what makes the Beatles' music so unforgettable, whether you're a diehard fan or a relative newcomer to their catalog. He makes a great guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview. Or send me your postal address for a copy of the book; if you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Jim Beviglia and the book cover.  Thank you. Jay Malone, 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 4.17.17

When Pro Athletes And Entertainers Go Broke, Financial Advisor To The Stars DaRayl Davis Has Answers

Los Angeles, CA, March 3, 2017 ― DaRayl Davis doesn't ever want to see another athlete or entertainer go broke. It's all in the way we perceive our wealth, says the best-selling author, speaker and entrepreneur. For the rest of us, although we may never see a six-figure signing bonus or book contract, recognizing our true wealth and rethinking the way we see money is a game-changer. Host of the popular radio and television series "Wealth of the NationTM ," Davis focuses on redefining wealth in the minds of the American public, from Main Street to Wall Street, in the halls of academia to the halls of government. We are all stakeholders in the future of
America and thus responsible for growing, nurturing, protecting and preserving the Wealth of the Nation, he says. Focus and determination led him to earn his first million before the age of 30, and now he teaches others his principled-based systems approach to achieving financial goals and realizing their dreams. Davis is the CEO of Affluent Advisory Group LLC, Founder of Affluent for Life Academy® and Smart Money Academy®. He is the best-selling author of Economic Secrets of the New Retirement Environment and upcoming, The Smart Money Millionaire. A television show based on the book, America 's Next Smart Money Millionaire, is under development. Davis is a member of the Abraham Lincoln National Council, the Global Interdependence Center and a supporter of numerous organizations championing financial literacy. He shares the importance of entrepreneurship coupled with financial intelligence for audiences around the globe and has served as an economic advisor and thought leader to organizations and leaders in public, private and non-profit sectors around the globe from Dallas to Dubai. Executive producer and host of Wealth of the Nation™, Davis has appeared on NBC's Today Show, Fox Business' Money for Breakfast and Small Biz Today.  Davis has appeared or been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Forbes, Fortune, Black Enterprise, and Yahoo Finance, along with numerous other media outlets and publications. He is a native of Chicago , an alum of Howard University , and resides in a suburb of Washington , DC and Los Angeles , CA . For more information, please visit http://darayldavis.com/   3.04.17

"Lifetime Achievement Award"

We are extremely excited to announce our CEO Joseph Collins recently received the "Lifetime Achievement Award" for his accomplishments in media from Barack Obama. Be sure to check out the award on our new and improved website at PunchTVStudios.com. In addition, we have just hired famed animators and producers Leo Sullivan and Floyd Norman to lead Punch TV Studios' animation division Punch Animation, Inc. (OTCMKTS: URBT). Check out their first debut video on our website. To interview Mr. Collins, Leo Sullivan and Floyd Norman contact Media Relations at  (562) 822-0965. Sincerely, Media Relations, CEO / Punch TV Studios, PunchTVStudios.com, Follow Punch TV Studios on our social media site Nabukie.com. 3.04.17

When Pro Athletes And Entertainers Go Broke, Financial Advisor To The Stars DaRayl Davis Has Answers

We've all heard the stories about athletes and entertainers with lavish lifestyles and an unbelievable cash flow who wind up flat broke. DaRayl Davis has a mission in life: he wants to inspire your audience to get smart about money and avoid those pitfalls. A sought-after speaker from
Dallas to Dubai , he is a captivating and memorable guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if you would like to schedule an interview. If you'd like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of DaRayl and his book covers. Thank you.  Meet DaRayl here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTMEz9Nwrf8 Alvina Alston  More Media LLC   www.moremediahts.com  Alvina@moremediahits.com 201-618-7626 Cell 201-903-6599 Office 3.04.17

War, Spies, and Bobby Sox: Thrilling Tales From The Home Front During WWII

Although American soldiers fought far and wide during WWII, ripples from that time forever changed the home front. In an exciting trio of stories, best-selling author Libby Fischer Hellmann captures a poignant and significant era, and her work will captivate your audience. May I please send you an e-copy or pdf of Wars, Spies and Bobby Sox in consideration of a review, interview or feature? Libby Hellmann makes a great guest; please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Libby and the book cover.  Thank you. Please see the book trailer at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDPvzbPHiEI   Shelly Montgomery, 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 3.04.17

THE FIVE INVITATIONS by Frank Ostatsesk

In the tradition of When Breath Becomes Air and Being Mortal comes THE FIVE INVITATIONS by Frank Ostatseski—a similarly spiritual approach to addressing life's biggest questions, but from the perspective of a layman. Frank Ostaseski is the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Center Project and has sat by the bedside of over 1,000 people who are on the precipice of death. This book is a chronicle of the invaluable lessons he has learned about how to live a full and satisfying life, from the dying. An author Q&A is available and his full bio can be viewed here. Please see the long list of endorsers of Frank Ostaseski and THE FIVE INVITATIONS below my signature, along with more detailed information about the book. I hope you will consider this title for your spring coverage, please be in touch if you have any questions or are interested in interviewing the author. Cheers, Kimberly. FRANK OSTASESKI has dedicated his life to service. He is the cofounder of the Zen Hospice Project, founder of the Metta Institute, a Buddhist teacher, an international lecturer, and a leading voice in contemplative end-of-life care. He has been honored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and AARP named him one of America 's Fifty Most Innovative People. He has offered seminars at Harvard Medical School , the Mayo Clinic, and Heidelberg University , and he teaches at major spiritual centers around the globe. His work has been featured on the Bill Moyers PBS series On Our Own Terms and The Oprah Winfrey Show, among other programs. Kimberly Escobar Flatiron Books | 646-307-5209 175 Fifth Avenue , 2nd Floor  New York , NY 10010 3.04.17

The Pandora's Box of "Social Licence"

Special to The Montreal Tribune -  Montreal , March 1st, 2017  – The notion of social licence has become an essential feature of all debates surrounding economic development projects. Yet this new concept with no clear definition, mentioned nowhere in the law, can lead to significant pitfalls, according to an Economic Note published today by the MEI. "It's obvious that projects, especially large-scale ones, must take into account their impacts on the environment and on local communities," explains Youri Chassin, Research Director and author of the publication. "However, the process must not degenerate into a kind of mob rule, with no democratic mandate, and with never-ending consultations favouring the most radical groups that are the least likely to compromise." Indeed, certain controversial projects, like pipelines and uranium mines, illustrate the potential pitfalls of social licence and remind us that the demands of certain players frequently go beyond a rational framing of this concept. Both supporters of a project and its opponents must accept that not all decisions will always be in their favour. There are already closely supervised and heavily regulated procedures for the approval of major projects to evaluate whether or not they are in the public interest. Adding other fuzzy constraints on top of this can lead to arbitrary decisions being substituted for laws and regulations. One need only think of the multiple reversals of the current Quebec government on hydrocarbon development. "If a project receives all of the required approvals, obtains all of the necessary permits, fulfills all of the stipulated conditions, and is still refused on the pretext of a lack of social licence, this becomes a real nightmare for investors," argues Mr. Chassin. "Uncertainty and arbitrariness chase away investment and prosperity." Social licence even runs the risk of opening the door to legalized extortion. If each province or each municipality along a pipeline asks for its "fair share," projects will soon become impossible to carry to completion. "Governments would be better off ensuring the proper functioning and the credibility of existing institutions rather than adding another subjective and arbitrary layer, thus opening the door to all kinds of pitfalls," concludes Michel Kelly-Gagnon, President and CEO of the MEI. "In a democratic society, disputes must be resolved according to the rules of the game, which means our laws, regulations, and institutions. Respect for the rule of law is essential." The Economic Note entitled "The Three Pitfalls of Social Licence" was prepared by Youri Chassin, Economist and Research Director at the MEI, with the collaboration of Germain Belzile, Senior Associate Researcher at the MEI. This publication is available on our websiteThe Montreal Economic Institute is an independent, non-partisan, not-for-profit research and educational organization. Through its studies and its conferences, the MEI stimulates debate on public policies in Quebec and across Canada by proposing wealth-creating reforms based on market mechanisms. Interview requests: Pascale Déry, Senior Advisor, Communications, Current Affairs, MEI / Tel.: 514-273-0969 ext. 2233 / Cell.: 514-502-6757 / Email: pdery@iedm.org​ 3.01.17

Apple's Hypocrisy? 

Special to The Montreal Tribune - Company's Charitable Donations Helped Expand Presidential Powers Under Obama It Now Opposes Under Trump. Shareholder Proposal Demands Apple Come Clean on Charitable Contributions. Apple's Controversial Donations to Extremist Center for American Progress and Scandal-Plagued Clinton Foundation Shows Need for Transparency, Accountability  Cupertino, CA/Washington, D.C. – At today's annual meeting of Apple shareholders in Cupertino, California, a representative of the National Center for Public Policy Research is presenting a proposal seeking greater transparency from the tech giant regarding its philanthropic activities. In particular, the proposal expresses concern about the controversial political nature of and potential results from Apple contributions and seeks a report to shareholders explaining why the company's management believes these charitable donations match Apple's values and goals. "Corporate charitable contributions should enhance a company's image and improve the communities in which it operates. While much of Apple's charitable activities match that criteria, the company has also donated to controversial political groups that could harm shareholder value and cause unnecessary damage to the company's reputation," said National Center General Counsel and Free Enterprise Project Director Justin Danhof, Esq., who is attending today's Apple shareholder meeting and presenting the National Center's proposal. At the meeting, Danhof is presenting the proposal which, in part, states: [m]uch of Apple's charity work is laudable. However, the company admits that it donates to thousands of organizations. Some of these organizations may use the funds in unintended ways. Donations to controversial groups – particularly political groups – may also result in harm to Apple's reputation. For example, the company has donated to the Center for American Progress (CAP). CAP is an extreme political group that has been accused of anti-Semitism. Additionally, in 2010, under the direction of John Podesta – who would later become the chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign – CAP wrote the blueprint for the Obama Administration's expansion of executive power. According to the New York Times, "once Mr. Obama got the taste for it, he pursued his executive power without apology, and in ways that will shape the presidency for decades to come." Now, with President Donald Trump in office, Apple has lodged complaints about the very same use of executive power that was effectively designed and, by implication, endorsed through its funding of CAP. Danhof's full statement at today's meeting, as prepared for delivery, is available here. The National Center 's complete proposal, and Apple's response to it, are available on pages 54-55 of the company's proxy statement, which is available for download here. "It takes quite a bit of chutzpah for Apple's executives to protest President Trump's use of executive power when Apple funded the liberal group that reportedly helped the Obama Administration expand the scope and breadth of executive branch power more than any other recent president. Because Apple funded the Center for American Progress, its recent complaints about the Trump Administration's use of this executive power on immigration policy fall flat," said Danhof. In late January, the Wall Street Journal reported that Apple CEO Tim Cook suggested the company might take legal action against the Trump Administration's executive order on immigration. Then, in early February, the company joined with more than 120 other corporations in signing a motion to support the lawsuit filed by the attorneys general of Minnesota and Washington State that eventually scuttled the immigration order. "Apple CEO Tim Cook is a well-known liberal activist, and the company counts Al Gore as one of its most prominent board members. That's all well and good, but when the company funds one of the most extreme liberal organizations in America – with deep ties to George Soros – investors ought to be concerned," said Danhof. "The Center for American Progress and Mr. Soros share a vision for America that is detrimental to the free-market system that has allowed Apple to grow and thrive." At the meeting, Danhof is also addressing Apple's donations to the Clinton Foundation. Danhof's planned statement reads: [Apple] also donated to the Clinton Foundation, which is reportedly under FBI investigation. Media reports strongly imply that parts of the Clinton Foundation operated as a pay-for-play scheme whereby individuals and corporations may have sought preferential treatment from government actors in exchange for donations to the Foundation. That speculation is fueled by the closing of some of the Clinton Foundation's operations following Mrs. Clinton's unsuccessful White House bid. "Outside of the overt political nature of donating to a foundation run by the Clintons, shareholders have a right to question Apple's decision to donate to a group that has a poor reputation as a charity and may now be in the FBI's crosshairs," added Danhof. Even before the specter of an FBI investigation fell over the Clinton Foundation, the National Center 's Free Enterprise Project was very active in exploring the connection between the Clinton Foundation and corporate America . In April 2015, National Center personnel confronted executives at Boeing and General Electric about potential conflicts of interest and the appearance of violations regarding possible honest services fraud. Both companies donated large sums to the Clinton Foundation, and both were beneficiaries of large foreign government contracts when Hillary Clinton – then serving as Secretary of State – helped secure those foreign contracts. The National Center 's Free Enterprise Project's activism played a role in intensifying the spotlight on the Clinton Foundation as the Fox News Channel's "The O'Reilly Factor" extensively coveredDanhof's confrontation with General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt. The National Center 's Free Enterprise Project is the nation's preeminent free-market activist group, focusing on shareholder activism and the confluence of big government and big business. Since 2014, National Center representatives have participated in nearly 100 shareholder meetings advancing free-market ideals in the areas of health care, energy, taxes, subsidies, regulations, religious freedom, food policies, media bias, gun rights, workers' rights and many other important public policy issues. Today's Apple meeting marks its second shareholder meeting so far in 2017. In 2016, the Free Enterprise Project was featured in the Washington Post, theWashington Times, the Fox News Channel's "Cavuto," the Drudge Report, the Financial Times, Crain's Chicago Business, the Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times,Fortune, Newsmax, the Daily Caller, Lifezette, the Seattle Times, the Quad City Times, the San Francisco Chronicle and the Chicago Tribune among many others. The Free Enterprise Project was also featured in Wall Street Journal writer Kim Strassel's 2016 book The Intimidation Game: How the Left is Silencing Free Speech (Hachette Book Group). The 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 96,000 active recent contributors. 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. 3.01.17

The Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal will open its doors for a unique luminous experience by Moment Factory From March 20

Special to The Montreal Tribune -  Montréal, February 28, 2017 - As part of Montréal's 375th anniversary, the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal will presentAURA, a unique immersive experience in the heart of the Basilica, designed by the renowned Moment Factory team. "The Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal , an emblematic and patrimonial building, is an attraction for tourists visiting the metropolis. The Government of Quebec is pleased to support this spectacular luminous experience, which will highlight the architectural grandeur of this place of worship in the province of Quebec ", said the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security and Minister responsible for the Montréal region, Mr. Martin Coiteux. "As we celebrate the 375th anniversary of our founding, the time is right for Montrealers to rediscover the Notre-Dame Basilica and to highlight it for everyone to enjoy. Thanks to the luminous, musical experience designed by Moment Factory, the Basilica dives right into the 21st century, into the digital multimedia era. Which just goes to show that even a 188-year-old institution can be a part of our smart city," said Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal. "AURA offers a daring bridge between our heritage and our future. The Montréal 375th celebrations offer the ideal pretext to revisit this architectural symbol. It is an exceptional showcase of our city's vitality. This unique experience is the work of our local creatives," added Mr. Gilbert Rozon, Commissioner for Celebrations of Montréal's 375th anniversary. "The Notre-Dame Basilica transcends time and remains a cornerstone of our city, our history and our culture. With the AURA experience, we are pleased to be able to celebrate the Basilica's historical heritage and to affirm its openness to the world," said Madame Manon Blanchette, President and CEO of the Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal. "The collaboration with the Fabrique de la Paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal is in line with our wish to create collective experiences in heritage sites, both here and elsewhere, just as we did when we lit the façade of the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona in 2011. The AURA experience in the Basilica highlights all of the grace and incredible detail of its exceptional architecture," said Éric Fournier, Partner and Executive Producer at Moment Factory. "Tourisme Montréal is proud to recognize this important project for tourism in Montréal. This initiative of Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal in association with Moment Factory adds an innovative, unique product to Montréal's tourist attractions. It also spotlights one of the jewels of religious tourism in Montréal. The Basilica can count on Tourisme Montréal's cooperation to spread the word internationally about the exceptional offering that is AURA," said Yves Lalumière, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal. The Notre-Dame Basilica features the beauty and richness of its heritage This grandiose, innovative artistic project sheds new light on the history and architecture of the Basilica as well as on the art that can be found within its walls. Visitors will be moved and amazed when they experience this immersive, powerful creation. AURA begins with a lighted path that draws us to the Basilica and reveals its splendour. A progressive immersion in a captivating universe of light and sound guides us to the very heart of Notre-Dame. Light, orchestral music and majestic architecture unite to offer a multimedia show that takes place in three acts. Let yourself be transported by the striking energy. AURA will help visitors discover one of Canada 's greatest heritage monuments it in a whole new way and will move them with its portrayal of its treasures. About the Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal. In 2017, the Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal will celebrate its 360 years of existence. An venerable institution, it is above all respected for its social implication while being inextricably entwined with the history of Montréal. The Fabrique has owned the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal since 1829, some 188 years. Its mission is twofold and consists of maintaining and developing favourable conditions for the expression of liturgical life and ensuring optimum conservation, knowledge and appreciation of the Basilica's historical, architectural, pictorial and sculptural heritage. For many years, it has demonstrated its openness to urban life, by taking advantage of its privileged location and by hosting various cultural events. About the Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal  As the site of numerous historical events since the 19th century, the Notre Dame Basilica has long been a focal point in Montréal's history and constitutes a significant part of Montréal's Catholic religious heritage. Its immense volume built in the neo-Gothic style, its refined furnishings and works of religious art are heritage treasures whose conservation and presentation are essential. À propos de Moment Factory Moment Factory is a multimedia entertainment studio specializing in the conception and production of immersive environments. By combining video, lighting, architecture, sound and special effects, Moment Factory crafts memorable experiences. Since its founding in 2001, Moment Factory has created more than 350 shows in destinations around the world for clients such as Céline Dion, Nine Inch Nails, Madonna, Microsoft, Sony, the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona and the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). About the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal's 375th Anniversary The Society for the Celebrations of Montréal's 375th Anniversary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to organize the festivities and socioeconomic initiatives that will mark Montréal's 375th birthday in 2017. With a focus on promoting Montréal expertise, it acts as a catalyst for initiatives that come together to fulfill its mandate: to mobilize the community, implement a funding strategy, manage financial resources wisely, develop an exceptional program of events and promote the festivities. The Society receives financial support from the Ville de Montréal, the gouvernement du Québec, and private funding from twelves great Montrealers. To learn more: 375mtl.com   Find our press releases as well as additional images and videos in our virtual press room by clicking here.   Follow our information in real time on our Twitter news feed @375Mtl. Follow us on Facebook. To learn more about the contribution of the gouvernement du Québec to Montréal's 375th anniversary, click here.  Source - La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal  Media requests - Sylvie Savard, Annexe Communications   ssavard@annexecommunications.com   514 844-8864, ext. 201

Prepare for spring with Gaiam 

Special to The Montreal Tribune - Prepare for spring with Gaiam and the brand new products being released in the coming months. Take some time for yourself at home with the new Jillian Michaels 10-Minute Body Transformation Part II DVD. Stay hydrated and cool during the hot summer months with the Gaiam water bottle that stays cold for up to 24 hours. Stay dry during your workouts with the brand new yoga hand towel that is suitable for any type of exercise. Below is a taste of what is in-store in the coming months. Gaiam Water Bottle 17 oz. 500 ML  A healthy lifestyle starts with proper hydration, that stemmed the creation of the line of skillfully designed water bottles to help you on your journey to a better you. Crafted from 18/8 double walled stainless steel, our bottles promise to keep your beverage refreshingly cold for up to 24 hours, or pleasantly hot for up to 12 hours. Featuring a no-leak vacuum seal, non-sweat construction, easy-grip design and our beautiful all-over designs, you'll be sure to hydrate with function and style.   Street Date:  April 11, 2017 . MSRP: $22.99. Available At: www.gaiam.ca and in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart and Loblaws. ** Product not available until 6 weeks prior to street date ** In some circumstances one sample item can be shipped for photo / video shoots if we have them in the warehouse. Jillian Michaels 10-Minute Body Transformation Part II DVD. By popular demand: The second edition of 10 Minute Body Transformation! Jillian created five fun yet insanely effective 10-minute workouts in exciting new modalities. Street Date:  March 7, 2017 . MSRP: $14.99. Available At: www.gaiam.ca   and available in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart and Walmart.  ** Product not available until 6 weeks prior to street date ** In some circumstances one sample item can be shipped for photo / video shoots if we have them in the warehouse. Gaiam Yoga Hand Towel - Pink Extra-absorbent, fast-drying hand towel is ideal for any workout. Microfibre is hypoallergenic, is non-permeable, and dries in half the time of ordinary towels. Compact size is great for on-the-go use. Street Date:  April 11, 2017 . MSRP: $12.99. Available At: www.gaiam.ca and in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart. ** Product not available until 6 weeks prior to street date - ** In some circumstances one sample item can be shipped for photo / video shoots if we have them in the warehouse. Gaiam 4mm Classic Yoga Mats in Grape Solid and Sea Breeze Solid Our 2-Colour Yoga Mat provides a stable non-slip surface for your practice. Manufactured free of the top six most harmful phthalates, this mat is a healthier choice for both you and the planet. Street Date:  April 11, 2017 . MSRP: $21.99. Available At: www.gaiam.ca  and in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart.  ** Product not available until 6 weeks prior to street date  ** In some circumstances one sample item can be shipped for photo / video shoots if we have them in the warehouse.  Gaiam 4mm Classic Yoga Mats in Blue Medallion Print Our 2-Color Yoga Mat provides a stable non-slip surface for your practice. Manufactured free of the top six most harmful phthalates, this mat is a healthier choice for both you and the planet. Street Date:  April 11, 2017 . MSRP: $26.99. Available At: www.gaiam.ca and in-store at Shoppers Drug Mart. ** Product not available until 6 weeks prior to street date ** In some circumstances one sample item can be shipped for photo / video shoots if we have them in the warehouse. For more information or for product requests for review and contesting purposes, please contact: Brittany Griffith, Strut Entertainment, P: 647.405.1715 E: brittany@strutentertainment.com 3.01.17

It's Fake News! Fake! - News People Don't Tell The Truth

Special to The Montreal Tribune - By Jeremy Reynalds, Ph.D.  Founder and CEO Joy Junction Inc.  Tel: (505) 400-7145  There’s a tendency to “write off” some professions. It’s a very bad habit. For years, victims have included used car salesmen and preachers. Now the media have joined that “elite” list. The media were recently derisively referred to as the country’s “opposition party.” This is a tragic lowering of our country’s level of social discourse, and will do nothing except possibly perpetrate irreversible societal damage. In our openly divided and fractionalized culture, those who contribute to all this online verbal viciousness (or perhaps cannibalism is a better word) appear from the anger of their posts to have inhaled or imbibed massive doses of digital “courage.” With that in mind, I think it would be positive for us as a community to have a “let’s be nice to media” day. Can you imagine how someone in a local newsroom would feel if you called their station and said something like, “I’m one of your viewers (readers or listeners), and I wanted to thank you for the service you provide our community.” The newsroom employee may faint, but I’m confident you would cause a change for the better in a typically cynical and frenetic newsroom. After suggesting we start this “let’s be nice to media” day on a recent Facebook post and asking people what they would do without the media to learn about social ills and their overall contextualization, some people’s digital courage and lead weighted fingers started pecking away feverishly on their keyboard. But why is the head of a homeless shelter so interested in and supportive of the media? Here’s why. My Ph.D. dissertation dealt with how the media—and by “media” I mean print, radio, television, and Internet news sources—both local and national portray the homeless. I soon came to see that many people base their perception of the homeless (and many other things)on what they see, hear, or read. While there are certainly some stereotypes of the homeless presented in the media as well as some inaccuracies, they are mistakes and in most cases not attempts to slant the coverage. And what would you suggest as an alternative?  For a number of reasons, many people are unable to visit local food banks or missions, and they rely on the media to be their ears and eyes. Trash the media, and you will ultimately further hurt the plight of those most unable to defend themselves. You will end up with a culture that is even more cynical and jaded than it is now, in which people believe nothing anyone says is true unless that point of view agrees with their own. Let me give you an example. Some totally fake news has been making the rounds stating that President Obama is being billed for his “vacation scam.”  Tragically, this falsehood is being shared and disseminated by individuals who routinely bash legitimate news organizations such as CNN, The Washington Post and The New York Times. These individuals make a habit of dubbing the reports from well-respected news sources as “fake news.” and yet they portray obvious real fake news such as in my example as truth. If the false story in my example reinforces a person’s point of view about Obama, that person may share it without investigating whether it was true. My undergraduate academic training is in journalism, and during that period I wrote for the University of New Mexico Daily Lobo and worked in a number of area newsrooms, both as an intern and as a paid employee. I never saw any attempt to slant the news or present a one-sided story. What I observed over and over was a number of committed and talented individuals who wanted to tell both sides of the story and let viewers know what was going on in the community. An article by a former TV reporter does a great job of explaining what the media really do. Here’s one comment: “A reporter doesn’t write something and go on-air with it because it sounds good. The photographer is involved. A producer goes through it. Then, a managing editor checks it. Sometimes even more people will sign off on something before it makes air.That’s what helps tell a balanced story, even if it’s not what you believe.” Please read additional comments from this experienced reporter with an open mind. As I have dealt with Albuquerque’s media for over three decades, I have seen that same pattern continue. However, that dedication to duty is apparently lost on people who responded to my Facebook post. I received comments that were angry, troubling, and bordering on the delusional. Here is part of what Franlou wrote: “The lying media needs to be returned to what it was in the ‘60s. Now they are just a tool of the left and out to destroy anything that doesn’t fit their agenda. I know you spend your Sundays on the radio on the radio, and I even listen, but if you are going to support the drive-by media then myself and my friends will no longer support you.” A request to Franlou for clarification has gone unanswered. This was another “interesting” comment. Larry wrote, “The media only report what they want to. It’s mostly fake news so they can stir up trouble.” Tesa said, “It would be a good idea for Joy Junction to get out of politics.” Here’s the answer to Tesa. We are not in politics. We do not do political advocacy. However, we do advocate for or against issues when carrying out of those issues has helped or could hurt the homeless. Please look at our Website: www.joyjunction.org/about-us/ to find examples of what is important to us.  Just had to share this one. Marty wrote, “It isn’t all the media—just the liberal media like the (NBC) Today Show and Matt Lauer that chap my hide.” Here’s another one that made me chuckle. Jamie suggested, “I think if they operated on compassion and not ratings, it would be different.” How so? Try telling that to company bosses, shareholders and more. For better or for worse, news organizations are businesses. If you’re still convinced that the media are biased and lying, then formulate a diverse point of view by listening to or watching various news sources. Just don’t tell me they all colluded together. It doesn’t happen—really! Here are some news outlets you could check out and compare: The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Al Jazeera English, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, Reuters, AFP, The Associated Press, Britain’s Daily Mail, The Guardian, CBN News, and many more. Former New Mexico Secretary of Corrections Gregg Marcantel summed up what’s currently happening pretty well. He commented, “Over-generalizations have affected those you passionately serve and my own profession for as long as I can remember. It’s one of the greatest human reasoning errors known.” So anyone up for a “let’s be nice to media” day? If you’re not, then what personal agenda are you possibly hanging onto? Just remember that love and civility always trump hate—hands down. 3.01.17

 Quebec ladies ranked less romantic

According to a recent nationwide survey, Quebec ladies ranked their province as the least romantic in Canada. The survey polled 500 women across Canada and 63.7% of respondents nationwide claimed they were not happy with the displays of affection (or lack thereof) that they received from their lovers this year. In Quebec specifically, 71.2% of women reported Valentine's Day displeasure. If you're interested, I've reattached the press release below for your reference. Please feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like additional information on the survey. Hope to hear from you soon, Danielle, Media Advisory, Contact: Patrick McCaully Pointman! Public Relations  patrick@pointmanpr.com 3.01.17

Basilique Notre-Dame De Montreal

The President and CEO of the La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal, Madame Manon Blanchette, would like to invite you to the announcement of a major cultural project soon to take place at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal When: Tuesday February 28 at 10:30 am   Where: At the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal  110 Notre-Dame Street West in Montréal  Please confirm your presence before Friday February 27 at 3 pm Sylvie Savard, Annexe Communications, ssavard@annexecommunications.com,  Tel. (514) 844-8864 ext. 201 2.28.17

Yatra knows life is an unexpected adventure

Yatra knows life is an unexpected adventure, which is why they've created the most durable and rugged cable on the market, the 2in1 Super Cable.  The perfect fit for any Lightening or Micro USB charger, the Super Cable fits iPhone and Android devices. Each fast charging and intuitive cable is surrounded by aluminum, woven, steel, and a nylon braided jacket, giving it its durable and rugged reputation. Choose between an aluminum or PVC end to complete your cable.  Yatra is so confident in the cable's ability to last that each one is offered with a three year warranty. This cable is guaranteed to charge and sync with Apple devices for the next five years. Each cable retails for $19.99 and can be bought online at http://www.shopyatra.com/. If you are interested in learning more please contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com, www.veteranpr.com 2.28.17

Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author

We’ve all had those people in our lives who on the surface appear to be our friends, but it quickly becomes apparent they are actual a frenemy in disguise.  How can you tell the difference and how should you handle it? 

Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author, and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, identifies 10 frenemies you need to separate yourself from.

1.      Narcissistic Nat- This frenemy is completely self-centered and only wants one topic of conversation: themselves. If you have a friend who talks endlessly about themselves and their problems, but gives no thought to you or yours, you are dealing with a Narcissistic Nat. Your role for them is simply to listen and acknowledge and expect nothing in return. Maybe it’s time to find a nodding mannequin to take your place and search for someone who appreciates you.

2.      The One-Up Wonder- The motto of this frenemy is “anything you can do, I’ve already done better.” You’ll know you’re friends with the one-up wonder if you are unable to mention anything that you’ve done without them, immediately followed up with their own, superior achievement. They try to overcome their insecurity by besting those around them, or at least claiming to, in every aspect. You ran a mile? Great! They ran three. You met a successful, good looking guy? Guess what, they met a billionaire.

3.      Lying Logan- You can’t always judge a book by its cover. Sometimes people do amazing things you’d never expect or have had some unusual experience. However, if you know someone who has a new fantastic story every time you talk to them, and it’s always something that is totally out of character from your own experience with them, you’re probably dealing with a Lying Logan. They may feel that their own real life is inadequate, so they feel the need to embellish at best and lie at worst, to make themselves sound more important.

4.      Rude Dude- The frenemy that infuriates and embarrasses you in private and in public. This is the friend who will tell inappropriate jokes in front of your family or will say rude things in public. They may be very rude and inconsiderate to you as well. Rude Dude seems to have never learned the basics of polite behavior and often makes you appear to be guilty of the same thing just by association.

5.      What’s Yours is Mine Morgan- Friends should generally share and be gracious hosts to their guests, but some people take other’s hospitality and abuse it. This frenemy doesn’t seem to have a concept that the things in their friend’s house don’t belong to them. Do you have a friend who just goes through the fridge without asking, or uses or borrows your stuff as if they are entitled to it? If so, you’ve got yourself a What’s Yours is Mine Morgan.

6.      Tax Collector Terry- Terry will offer to do nice things for you and go out of his way to please you, but is only disguising them as kind gestures to use against you later. “Remember when I gave you a ride the other day…” Initially you think they’re being a good friend, but then question if they have an ulterior motive. This frenemy will come around later and remind you of something they did for you and say you owe them.

7.      Accessorizing Ashton- Ashton is generally very popular, but will make you seem more like an accessory than a friend. They’ll invite you out “just in case the party is boring,” and leave you alone in the corner if someone more interesting comes along. They’re sweet, but when you ignore or decline their invitation they tend to overreact.

8.      Humorous Hal- This frenemy is a funny and sarcastic person overall, but sometimes takes their jokes too far. Their jokes may be an insult directed towards you or someone else masked by “relax, it was a just a joke.” They will take advantage of a situation and target someone, usually in front of others, using humor to defend themselves.

9.      Stubborn Sal- This frenemy embodies the phrase “their way or the highway.” Any discussion on morals, issues, or even where to eat is always up to them. They generally win all arguments by talking over or tiring out their opponent.

10.  Chameleon Cal- Did you ever go through a phase? Well, Cal did last week, and the week before, and the week before that. In fact, it always seems like Cal is changing something about himself. Don’t worry about him sticking around long though because he tends to change friend groups just as much.

Would you be interested in speaking to Sharon about frenemies?  If so, I’m happy to set that up.  Or, feel free to use her tips with proper attribution.  http://www.protocolww.com/   Thanks!    Mike Larson  954-821-3434   mike@serbinmedia.com 2.25.17

The How To Draw Cool Stuff series (Library

The How To Draw Cool Stuff series (Library Tales Publishing) by art teacher and professional artist Catherine V. Holmes guides readers through the basic principles of illustration by concentrating on easy-to-learn shapes that build into complex drawings. The original How To Draw Cool Stuff and the subsequent books, How To Draw Cool Stuff: Shading, Textures and Optical Illusions and How To Draw Cool Stuff: Holidays, Seasons and Events, each offer unique lessons for readers. In addition to teaching basic drawing skills, this wonderful series provides: Lessons on creating shading and texture for more realistic artistic renderings  Step-by-step tutorials on drawing fun and beloved characters like Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, leprechauns and more!  A guidebook that can be used by art teachers in the classroom to help supplement lesson plans and provide students with independent activities  Valuable lessons in how to make drawing easier and more fun, such as: draw lightly, don't aim to create an exact replica, and why patience pays off A wonderful gift for all aspiring artists Please contact me for a copy of one or all of the books in the How To Draw Cool Stuff series or to speak with the author directly. Thanks! sophia.moriarty@smithpublicity.com  856-489-8654, ext. 325 2.25.17

Zippo – the iconic American brand currently celebrating its 85th anniversary

Zippo – the iconic American brand currently celebrating its 85th anniversary – is thrilled to announce a new collaboration with renowned Canadian fire artist Steven Spazuk, who is known around the world for creating truly one-of-a-kind art using a flame as his paintbrush. The program officially launched this week with the release of a new video, which showcases Spazuk’s unique creative process and the striking art he creates utilizing the flame of a Zippo windproof lighter. Zippo has also unveiled a limited edition windproof lighter featuring an original Spazuk design, which will be available to Zippo fans around the world in the coming weeks. Below please find the full release with more information regarding this unique collaboration. I’m happy to share additional assets, including, images and GIFs, upon request. Thanks, LAURA BONNEMA | Senior Account Executive, O +1.212.546.8506 M +1.845.729.1526 PAINTING WITH FIRE: 2.25.17

Best-selling author Marsha Sinetar
While most of us focus on the psychological meanings behind dreams, best-selling author Marsha Sinetar is one of the first to direct our attention to the spiritual impact of dreams. Please allow me to send you a copy of Dreams unto Holiness in consideration of an interview, feature or review. Positive, affirming and full of joy, Sinetar's newest book will captivate your audience. Please look at the following press release and let me know if you'd like to schedule an interview with her, or send me your mailing address so I can forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you a .jpg of the book cover. Thank you. Trevor Jackson, 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 2.25.17

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of a wonderful new book,

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of a wonderful new book, Lies and Love: Cleansing the Heart to Make room for Radical Love, for consideration of a review, interview or feature. Author, military veteran and minister, Vanessa Werts helps her readers to rid themselves of the hurt, frustrations, and anger that keeps them from walking in the fullness of God. Vanessa is an engaging guest; please read the press release below and let me know if you would like to receive a complimentary copy of the book for review or to schedule an interview.  If you would like to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send a .jpg of the author and book cover to you. Thank you!, Helen Cook, PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations, 903-654-0938, Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com, www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 2,25.17

Kristin K. Collier is an educator and writer from Eugene ,

Kristin K. Collier is an educator and writer from Eugene , OR . Her words have appeared in The Sun magazine, and her poetry is a frontispiece for Michael and Kathleen O'Neal Gear's People of the Sea. She has been teaching Compassionate Communication since 2004. Collier and her spouse were featured in NPR's program, Snap Judgment, in their Valentine's 2012 edition (http://snapjudgment.org/borrowed-dresses). As well, Collier has been urban farming since 2005 and was a keynote speaker for the Eugene Permaculture Gathering in 2007. Housewife: Home-remaking in a Transgender Marriage will soon be available in print on Amazon and at all major bookstores. For more information, please visit www.kristinkcollier.com and connect on FacebookTwitter 2.25.17

Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal

The President and CEO of the La Fabrique de la paroisse Notre-Dame de Montréal, Madame Manon Blanchette, would like to invite you to the announcement of a major cultural project soon to take place at the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal. When: Tuesday February 28 at 10:30 am Where: At the Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal  110 Notre-Dame Street West in Montréal Please confirm your presence before  Friday February 27 at 3 pm    Sylvie Savard, Annexe Communications   ssavard@annexecommunications.com,   Tel. (514) 844-8864 ext. 201 2.25.17

Author, sexpert, blogger and Relationship/Dating Coach, Shannon Colleary

Author, sexpert, blogger and Relationship/Dating Coach, Shannon Colleary has been described as "The literary equivalent of a summer night, a good friend and a gin-and-tonic!"
Shannon 's work has been featured on The Today Show, NPR, CNN and Huffpo Live, and syndicated by "O" The Oprah Magazine, and many others. A natural storyteller with a sharp wit, Shannon Colleary makes a highly entertaining guest. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview or forward a copy of her newly released book, She Dated the #Asshats but Married the Good Guy: How to go from Toxic Love to Real Love in 12 Exercises, in consideration of a review. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Shannon .  Thank you. Steve Allen, "PR with a Conscience", SteveAllenMedia.com, Mara Quigley, mara@steveallenmedia.com  661-255-8283 2.25.17

"The Eight Steps to Loving Your Child Through Purposeful Discipline."

Please review the below article by educator and psychologist Dr. Domenick Maglio, "The Eight Steps to Loving Your Child Through Purposeful Discipline." As Dr. Maglio shares through his article, "an undisciplined child typically develops destructive behavioral patterns that hurt him or her as well as others. On the other hand, a disciplined child will learn constructive methods that will assist him in his interacting with the world. But the most important part of discipline is that it must be purposeful." Dr. Maglio reveals eight steps caregivers can implement with their children. I'd love to have you share this unique perspective with your readers. Please let me know if you have any interest in the piece. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum 856-489-8654 x302 erin@smithpublicity.com 2.23.17

AJW Technique being shortlisted

Please find attached and pasted below a press release announcing AJW Technique being shortlisted for five categories at the 2017 Top Shop Awards. Please get in touch if you have any questions. Many thanks,  Vrudhi 2.22.17

Psychological meanings behind dreams

While most of us focus on the psychological meanings behind dreams, best-selling author Marsha Sinetar is one of the first to direct our attention to the spiritual impact of dreams. Please allow me to send you a copy of Dreams unto Holiness in consideration of an interview, feature or review. Positive, affirming and full of joy, Sinetar's newest book will captivate your audience. Please look at the following press release and let me know if you'd like to schedule an interview with her, or send me your mailing address so I can forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you a .jpg of the book cover. Thank you. Trevor Jackson, 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  (This press release may be reprinted in part or entirety by any print or broadcast media outlet, or used by any means of social media sharing)  2.17.17

Here on the Adirondack Coast we don't just wait for winter

Plattsburgh, NY– 2/14/2017 – Here on the Adirondack Coast we don't just wait for winter – we we welcome it! This fresh February snowfall gives visitors an even better reason to ski the greatest vertical drop in the east; venture through our miles of trails experiencing true back country skiing; discover the thrill of ice fishing; enjoy a romantic sleigh ride or the quiet beauty of snowshoeing – in this winter wonderland, the possibilities are endless. 2.15.17

Peter, The Popes and Mary

Explains Among Other Things Why Catholicism Is Not Considered A Form Of Christianity

Special to The Montreal Tribune -
Claremont , CA , February 7, 2017  ― Author Paul Johnson presents Peter, The Popes and Mary: Whatever Happened to Jesus? Demolishing the Seven Pillars of Rome (Redemption Press – December 2016), an exposé of the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.  On October 31, 1517 , Martin Luther posted his ninety-five theses on the door of the Wittenberg church. It was one of the most memorable and significant events in the turbulent history of Christianity. For approximately fifteen hundred years, Roman Catholicism (which one historian commented was "neither Roman nor Catholic") masqueraded as Christianity. One of the purposes of the book you are about to read is to remind all true Christians everywhere that Catholicism is not a form of Christianity. Peter, The Popes, and Mary: Whatever Happened to Jesus? an exposé' of the heretical teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, shows how the truths of the Bible and historical reality directly contradict key structures of this religious system. Designed for use as a Bible study, or to share with friends who want to understand Catholicism and/or Catholics who have doubts about what they have been taught. In the process of reading this book, you may find yourself questioning not just Catholicism but the Coptic religion and the Greek Orthodox religion. This book is written in the spirit of Martin Luther and to continue the fight for truth that he began. May the world recognize what he did for true Christianity on that day, October 31, 1517 .  May he be widely celebrated on October 31, 2017 , and may this book lend a hearty 'Amen' to that celebration. About the Author: Paul Johnson has a BA from Bethel College , MA from San Fernando State College, and a PhD from the University of Florida . An educator for all of his professional life, he worked forty years with a missionary organization. The author of More Than Money, More Than Faith: Successfully Raising Missionary Support in the Twenty-First Century, he also designed, wrote, and taught a training program based upon the book. 2.09.17

Peter, The Popes and Mary

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of an eye-opening, informative, new book: Peter, The Popes and Mary: Whatever Happened to Jesus? for consideration of a review, interview or feature. Author Paul Johnson is well-studied in theology and makes a very interesting guest. Please read the press release below and let me know if you would like to schedule an interview, or receive a complimentary copy of the book for review. If you would like to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send a .jpg of the author and book cover to you.  Thank you! Helen Cook, PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations  903-654-0938  Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com 
www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 2.09.17

SS2017 fashion forward collection

Hello.  Alessi will preview it’s exciting SS2017 fashion forward collection on Feb. 15th at the St. Paul Hotel, 355 McGill. Please let me know if you can attend and what time is best.  Thank you. Beth Dickstein, bde  212|353.1383   665 Broadway, #704  New York , NY 10012
www.bdeonline.biz  Find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram   Read the latest Blog 2.09.17

Hello, I am the founder of UsTrendy

I am the founder of UsTrendy, the world's largest Independent Fashion ecommerce site. In an effort to have a positive influence on young women, I started a foundation called the Believe in Yourself Project one year ago. I recently launched a site for foundation: www.believeinyourself.org. One of the foundation's activities is donating dresses to underprivileged girls. We have already provided dresses to girls to wear to school dances and similar events in various states. The girls will be registered in our system and receive dresses all through out the school year for various special occasions. I am currently speaking with retailers around world which are donating new dresses for the girls to select from at our various donation events. One of the objectives of charity is to combat the financial pressures that are felt on low income girls and their families to continuously stay in style and purchase new items each season along with promote positive body image .Recent events in our nation inspired me to run an event in the nation's capital.  Girls with limited financial resources in the D.C. area were invited to sign up for the event hosted at the boys and girls club, at which we provided many of them with their first new item for their up coming  father / daughter dance. These dresses will be the first of many more donations to girls in the D.C. area as well as across the country. here are some images of donation in DC:  http://believeinyourself.org/washington.php   along with a clip from CBS Great Day Washington:  http://www.wusa9.com/entertainment/television/programs/great-day-washington/self-confident-fashion-for-young-women/395324603  We plan on doing donations in other cities through out spring.  Believe in Yourself is part of a broader initiative.  We are currently in talks with various influential women who at one time or another have struggled with body image, encouraging them to serve as speakers and mentors to the girls within the program. We are in the process of setting up mentoring programs around the country.  Would you be interested in covering this story? I can provide photos from the event and any other information that might be needed. If not, then can you identify another reporter who might be a better fit to cover the story?   I look forward to hearing from you. You can reach me at sam@ustrendy.com or 617 680 9228.  Thank you, Sam 2.09.17

Dining on Valentine's Day

Almost 70 per cent of Canadians plan to dine out to mark Valentine's Day this year, but will they break their diets or commit a faux pas by using their mobile phones? Just in time for Valentine's Day, OpenTable today announced the results of a national survey revealing Canadians' restaurant dining habits when it comes to this romantic holiday. From the do's and don'ts of dining out on this special occasion, to romance deal breakers, please see the full press release below.  If you'd like to speak with an OpenTable spokesperson to discuss the findings or learn more about the survey, please contact us at OpenTablePR@stratamp.com.  Cheers, Sachin 2.09.17

OpenTable Survey: Mind Your Manners and Mobiles This Valentine's Day

While 73 per cent of Canadians say too much mobile phone use is a romance deal breaker when dining out for Valentine's Day, 59 per cent of Millennials think using a mobile phone is acceptable. TORONTO, Ont. – February 8, 2017 – OpenTable, the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced the findings of a new survey, revealing most Canadians (73 per cent) believe using a mobile phone too much while dining out for Valentine's Day is a romance deal breaker. Conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of OpenTable in December 2016 among 1,012 Canadian adults, the survey found that being rude to restaurant staff, bad table manners, political talk or mention of an ex are also romance deal breakers. Additional findings of the survey include that 68 per cent of Canadians plan to dine out to mark the romantic holiday this year, and most Canadians (81 per cent) think it's acceptable to throw caution to the wind and break their diets when dining out for Valentine's Day. The mobile generation gap - While the majority (63 per cent) of Canadians say it's never acceptable to use a mobile phone when dining out for Valentine's Day, there are differences of opinion between generations.¹ The majority of Millennials (59 per cent) find it acceptable to use a mobile phone when dining out for the holiday, while only 18 per cent of Boomers believe the same. Those from Generation X fell in the middle, at 43 per cent. In fact, many Millennials indicated that it's acceptable to use a mobile phone during a Valentine's Day meal to take a selfie or photo with their date (36 per cent), take photos of food/drinks (24 per cent) and to check/respond to messages (22 per cent). "Valentine's Day is a bright spot in the winter season that offers the opportunity to rekindle a romance, or perhaps start a new one," said Ziv Schierau, Head of National Accounts for OpenTable Canada . "Canadians of all generations enjoy sharing a romantic meal in honour of the holiday, but remember to keep your attention on your loved one, not your phone." Manners matter - In addition to excessive mobile phone use, other romance deal breakers include being rude to restaurant staff (70 per cent), bad table manners such as loud chewing and/or elbows on the table (65 per cent) and talking about an ex (64 per cent). When it comes to discussing politics, the generations seem to be divided, with 46 per cent of Boomers believing it's a romance deal breaker when dining out for Valentine's Day and only 29 per cent of Millennials saying it's taboo.  2.08.17

Diets take a hiatus on Valentine's Day.

The survey also found that Canadians may already be making exceptions for any weight-loss goals they may have set for the New Year, with roughly four out of five (81 per cent) indicating it's acceptable to break a diet when dining out for Valentine's Day. Additionally, many Canadians won't be letting the winter weather ruin the opportunity to dine out, with more than two-thirds (68 per cent) indicating they are planning to dine out at a restaurant in celebration of Valentine's Day this year, including 47 per cent of singles2. Sparking new romance - Interestingly, many Canadians think dining out for Valentine's Day shouldn't be limited to those in long-term romantic relationships. Nearly half (47 per cent) of Canadians say it's acceptable to go out for a meal for Valentine's Day after dating for less than one month — however only 19 per cent say it's acceptable for a first date. Making meals special - When asked what a date could do to make a Valentine's celebration at a restaurant more special, over half of Canadians cited dressing up more than usual or arriving early with flowers and/or a gift (52 per cent each), and nearly half (47 per cent) indicated arranging for a special table at a restaurant could help boost the romance. It seems most Canadians would like to keep romance alive beyond this day of love, with three quarters (75 per cent) indicating they would like more spontaneous Valentine's Day-style dinners throughout the year. Dinner do's and don'ts - While chivalry may not be dead, ordering on behalf of your dinner date is a practice of yesteryear — only 23 per cent of Canadians indicated they would like someone to order on their behalf if they were dining out for Valentine's Day. However, most Canadians (70 per cent) believe sharing a dish when dining out for Valentine's Day is a romantic gesture. For ideas to spark romance and inspire your Valentine's Day plans this year, check out OpenTable's recent list of the 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada for 2017, or find more tips and trends for Valentine's Day on the OpenTable Blog. About the Survey - Conducted online within Canada by Harris Poll on behalf of OpenTable, the survey was carried out from December 13 to December 15, 2016 among 1,012 adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact Tiffany Fox (tfox@opentable.com). About OpenTable - OpenTable, part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), is the world's leading provider of online restaurant reservations, seating more than 21 million diners per month via online bookings across more than 40,000 restaurants. The OpenTable network connects restaurants and diners, helping diners discover and book the perfect table and helping restaurants deliver personalized hospitality to keep guests coming back. The OpenTable service enables diners to see which restaurants have available tables, select a restaurant based on verified diner reviews, menus, and other helpful information, and easily book a reservation. In addition to the company's website and mobile apps, OpenTable powers online reservations for nearly 600 partners, including many of the Internet's most popular global and local brands. For restaurants, the OpenTable hospitality solutions enable them to manage their reservation book, streamline their operations, and enhance their service levels. Since its inception in 1998, OpenTable has seated over 1 billion diners around the world and more than 45 million in Canada . OpenTable is headquartered in San Francisco and has bookable restaurants in more than 20 countries, including Australia , Canada , Germany , Ireland , Japan , Mexico , United Kingdom and the United States . OpenTablePR@stratamp.com   2.08.17

 More on Valentine’s Day

Nobody ever wants to encounter an awkward situation while out on a date, and this is especially true on Valentine’s Day.  Imagine running into your ex while out with your new boyfriend.  Or, you lean in for the goodnight kiss and notice your breath stinks of garlic.  Perhaps you knock over your date’s glass of red wine all over his pants.  Whatever the case, these things happen, and it’s not so much the event itself that spoils the date, but your reaction to it.  How should you compose yourself during an awkward situation on a date this Valentine’s Day? Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author, and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers this advice around 12 different dating disasters. You’re a traditional guy and a modern woman asks you out for Valentine’s Day: In today’s world, this is perfectly acceptable. 20 years ago or so this might have turned a few heads, but in 2017 women can and should ask men for a date. Who pays the bill?  The server places the bill on the table and there’s silence and you both look at each other.  Don’t let this happen.  As a sophisticated host, arrive early and provide a credit card, or call the restaurant in advance. Women in male-dominated cultures must do so if they extend the invitation. You refer to your date by the name of your ex: Imagine being out on a Valentine’s date and you accidentally refer to your date by the name of your ex.  There’s only one thing to do besides hope they don’t walkout on you: apologize profusely and don’t ever do it again. Laugh at those things you can’t control: Maybe you spilled your soup allover your nice Polo shirt.  Maybe you walked into a glass door.  Perhaps the comedian at the show pulled you on to the stage and had a little fun with you.  Don’t let these awkward situations get the best of you. Your demeanor and how you handle it tells your date a lot about you. Be careful with alcohol: A glass of wine or cocktail with dinner is perfectly acceptable; however, don’t drink to the point of no return.  Alcohol might calm those date night jitters, but if you have to call for a cab or start dancing on the tables, you’re not going to impress your date. Good breath equals good kiss: If you decide to go in for the goodnight kiss, make sure you have a breath mint handy to erase the memory of the garlic bread you ate with dinner. You momentarily forget your manners: It happens.  You’re out on a date and you burp, shove the food in your mouth, chew with your mouth open or put too much water in your mouth and it flies out and lands on your date.  Catch the mistake and apologize before your date says something.  When you own up and take responsibility, it speaks volumes about the kind of person you really are. Your date has spinach in her teeth: You’re eating dinner and notice that your date has a big piece of leafy green spinach stuck between her teeth.  Do you say something or let it go?  It’s best to nicely say something because if she takes out her mirror to reapply lipstick and sees the spinach, she will be embarrassed at first, and then upset that you didn’t tell her.  Say something like, “This food is so good but the spinach keeps getting stuck between my teeth.  Oh by the way, there’s a very small piece sitting right there between your teeth.  You have beautiful teeth by the way.  How do you get them so white?” Awkward conversations: Don’t ask your Valentine’s date how many kids they want to have or how much money they make.  Stay away from talk about sex, politics and religion.  Stick to lighter topics likes books, food, movies, hobbies and sports.  Ask questions that help you get to know your date better. You run into someone of meaning: Maybe it’s your boss, your parents or girlfriends. You’re caught off guard.  How do you handle the situation?  Keep it short and make an introduction.  “Hi, NAME.  Please meet Mike, my date for the evening.  We have to catch the 9:00 movie. Talk to you soon.” You run into your ex: This is one of the most awkward situations possible, but you can handle it like a pro.  You have two choices: 1. Hope they don’t notice you and say nothing at all.  2. You cross paths.  Although it’s awkward, there’s a lot riding on this moment as your date will see what you’re really made of.  Be polite and courteous no matter what you think of the person.  Say hello.  Ask how they are doing.  Introduce your date.  Close it out by saying, “It was nice to see you.  We really must be going.  Have a good evening.” You are absolutely miserable on this date: Although you might not necessarily care for your date or be having the time of your life, it’s a few hours at most so try to make the best of it.  Refrain from pulling out your Smartphone and texting your friends or surfing the web.  If all else fails and the date has no end in sight, simply say something like, “I apologize.  I do need to get going soon as I have a big presentation at work tomorrow morning.” Would you be interested in speaking to Sharon ?  If so, I’m happy to set that up.  You may also use her tips above with proper attribution.  http://www.protocolww.com/   Thanks!, Mike Larson, 954-821-3434, mike@serbinmedia.com 2.08.17

THE POWER OF DIFFERENT:

I hope this finds you well! I'm writing to share with you news of the upcoming THE POWER OF DIFFERENT: The Link Between Disorder and Genius (9781250060013; $25.99; On-sale 3/7/2017 ) by psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr. Gail Saltz. In The Power of Different, Dr. Saltz examines the latest scientific discoveries, profiles famous geniuses who have been diagnosed with all manner of brain "problems"—including learning disabilities, ADD, anxiety, Depression, Bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and Autism—and tells the stories of lay individuals to show how the source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strengths. Rooted in her experience as professor and practicing psychiatrist, and based on the latest neurological research, Saltz demonstrates how specific deficits in certain areas of the brain are directly associated with the potential for great talent. She also shows how the very conditions that can cause difficulty at school, in social situations, at home, or at work, are bound to creative, disciplinary, artistic, empathetic, and cognitive abilities. In this pioneering work, readers will find engaging scientific research and stories from historical geniuses and everyday individuals who have not only made the most of their conditions, but who have flourished because of them; THE POWER OF DIFFERENT explores: What is a brain "difference"? Why do people have them? What it means to be successful because of a condition, not in spite of Why we need to rethink our views on what it means to have a brain difference (i.e. ADD, learning disability, ADD, anxiety, depression, Bipolar, Autism, etc.) How "problems" in certain areas of the brain can be directly associated with the potential for great talent Enlightening and inspiring, THE POWER OF DIFFERENT shows how the unique wiring of every brain can be a source of strength and productivity, and can contribute to the richness of our world. I hope you will consider it for inclusion in your coverage next month and please let me know if you would like to see a review copy. Cheers,  Kimberly Escobar, Flatiron Books | 646-307-5209, 175 Fifth Avenue , 2nd Floor, New York , NY 10010   Please see our Spring 2017 catalog here!  "Saltz's careful research bolsters her argument that every brain is different, and that achievement has to do with harnessing what's there more than with trying to reshape it... Insightful." —Andrew Solomon, bestselling author of Far from the Tree A Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at The New York Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill-Cornell School of Medicine, Dr. Gail Saltz is a psychiatrist, columnist, bestselling author, television commentator, and magazine contributor. She has been featured in print and on television in places like The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline, Fox News, Anderson Cooper, Today Show, Good Morning America, Parade, Redbook, Women's Day, the New York Times, and others. She lives in New York with her family. 2.08.17

 Top 5 Essentials to meet your home needs.

I wanted to send over the Top 5 Essentials to meet your home needs. From mood setting home fragrances to cutting edge technology, we've got you covered. If you are interested in learning more about any of these products please let me know.-Janie 1. Oojra-Oojra's premier lifestyle brand of home fragrances will transport you to a whole new world in the comfort of your own home using aromatic essential oils. The perfect final touch to any home environment, their beautiful reed diffusers provide feelings of relaxation, romance, focus and balance. Their most popular fragrance, the Thai Jasmine Bamboo Diffuser, inspires romance and relaxation while leaving you with impressions of fresh bamboo and garlands of flowers. Oojra can be purchased online at http://oojra.com/. Retail: $64.99  2. Fire Dept. Coffee-The newly launched coffee brand is on a mission to serve their country and community with the easiest drinking coffee you'll ever have. Fire Dept. has a roast to help you get through anytime of day. Their original medium roast is the perfect kick you need to start your day off right. If you're looking for a deeper flavor, their dark roast is made from organic beans from fair-trade farms. Their newest creation Bourbon Infused, is the perfect vehicle for one's favorite bourbon, whiskey, or cream based liquor after a long hard day on the job. Portions of sales are donated to military and fire related charities, while all military and first responders receive 15% off every order. Fire Dept. Coffee can be ordered online at www.firedeptcoffee.com3. ShowOff Your Life-Combining bluetooth technology with an advanced magnetic system, the ShowOff Super Mount will revolutionize the way you take pictures and help you to say goodbye to the selfie stick. ShowOff's cutting edge technology allows you to securely attach your phone to clothing, motorcycle tanks, rearview mirrors, and more, by simply attaching their mounting pads. The bluetooth remote allows you to take photos up to 30 feet away. The Super Mount can be purchased online at https://www.showoffyourlife.com/. Retail $29.99 4. Pains & Strains -- From a sprained ankle to tennis elbow, Pains and Strains is the first company to offer physician level therapies and instruction at a retail level. Pains and Strains' kits are like receiving a physical therapist in a box. Designed by medical professionals, they include everything needed to help reduce swelling, protect the injury, help regain strength and mobility, and soothe immediate pain. Currently, they offer care kits to help treat ankle sprains, achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, runners knee, knee osteoarthritis, tennis elbow, and meniscus injury. Pains and Strains' Injury Specific Care Kits retail for $129-$199, and can be purchased online at https://painsandstrains.com/, as well as through select fitness and wellness professionals.  5. Kacelia-The Tru-Align Body System by Kacelia is a revolutionary, self-care treatment system that is easy to use in the comfort of your own home. The system has been clinically proven to alleviate back and neck pain and other bodily ailments such as nausea, headaches and more, while improving posture in alignment by just using 20 minutes a day. More information can be found at https://www.kacelia.com/. Retail Price: $395  Warmly,   Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com, www.veteranpr.com 2.08.17

2017 State of the Media survey

Have you taken our 2017 State of the Media survey yet? We want to hear your voice! Help us determine how the media has transformed and what trends have emerged. We'll take the results and publish our annual State of the Media report. Complete the five-minute survey by February 8, and you can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card! You may contribute to the report anonymously, but to win, you must provide your contact information. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us by replying directly to this email. Ready to make your voice heard? Take the survey now! Sincerely, Kristen Sala, Director, Media Research 2.08.17

SS2017 fashion forward collection on Feb. 15th

Hello.  Alessi will preview it’s exciting SS2017 fashion forward collection on Feb. 15th at the St. Paul Hotel, 355 McGill. Please let me know if you can attend and what time is best.  Thank you. Beth Dickstein  bde  212|353.1383   665 Broadway, #704   New York , NY 10012    www.bdeonline.biz   Find us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram  Read the latest Blog 2.04.17

What if I told you prison was part of preparing for life?

What if I told you prison was part of preparing for life? Incredibly, Gene McGuire says just that. Please allow me to send you a copy of Unshackled in consideration of an interview, feature or review. Author Gene McGuire has a compelling story about how a life sentence transformed his way of life and living, and it will hold your audience spellbound. Please look at the following press release and let me know if you'd like to schedule an interview with him, or send me your mailing address so I can forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you. Richard W. Harmer  RAW Communications Inc. Richard@rwharmer.com rharmer@me.com Cell - 817-937-5359 Office - 972-638-7311  www.rwharmer.com  2.04.17

With wedding season quickly approaching I wanted to send over information on Oojra,

With wedding season quickly approaching I wanted to send over information on Oojra, an amazing line of oil reed diffusers that will make a perfect bridesmaids gift or a great addition to even the most elegant of events. I have included additional information below. Transform your big day in a big way with Oojra's line of oil reed diffusers. Bring Oojra along to any wedding festivities to induce a feeling of relaxation, romance, focus and balance, for yourself and all of your guests. Your family and friends will be delighted by the aromas of their French Provence Lavender, Laos White Tea and Ginger, and Thai Jasmine Bamboo diffusers. The elegant look ensures that it will blend in with even the most formal of events. Oojra products can be purchased online  At http://oojra.com/. RETAIL: $64.99 If you are interested in learning more please contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com, www.veteranpr.com 2.03.17

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of a compelling new book, Decoding 666 The Number of the Beast for consideration of a review, interview or feature. Erika Grey is an Evangelical Christian author, Bible Prophecy expert, journalist and commentator, making her a most engaging guest. Please read the press release below and let me know if you would like to receive a complimentary copy of the book for review or to schedule an interview. Thank you!, Helen Cook, PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations, 903-654-0938, www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 2.03.17

May McCarthy

Please read the information provided below and let me know if you would like to schedule an interview with May McCarthy, a remarkable author, multi-millionaire entrepreneur, angel investor, and notable speaker. Kind Regards, Steve Allen "PR with a Conscience"
SteveAllenMedia.com  Email: media@steveallen.net   Phone: 661.255.8283   2.03.17

Three new tiers of service:

Today, we're announcing some changes to our product offering that I wanted to make you aware of. Starting today, our publishing partners will have the opportunity to benefit from three new tiers of service: Newsroom Basic, Newsroom Pro and Newsroom Premium. What does this mean for you? On Monday, your account will be converted over to our Newsroom Basic offering, which includes the introduction of advertising units directly on visualizations. Why are we making this change? By enabling advertising, Graphiq is able to continue delivering visualizations sourced from the world's data for free. Our visualizations will still have all of the qualities you've grown to know and love: interactivity, authoritative sources, live-updating data and a responsive design. What do you get if you upgrade to Newsroom Pro or Newsroom Premium? Newsroom Pro and Newsroom Premium give you access to additional benefits, including the opportunity to earn revenue on contextually-matched advertising, monthly reporting on engagement metrics, native styling and dedicated account management to support your team. If you're interested in learning more about upgrading your account, check out our updated website and contact our team to see which option is best for you! Thanks, Rebecca & The Graphiq Team 1.29.17

Valentine’s Day that is guaranteed to keep the spark alive?

Before you check out for the weekend - either mentally or physically - wanted to run an item past you in case it works for any of your Valentine's Day coverage. And yes, I'm presenting it with a touch or corny humor just for fun.

Q: What type of flower can you give your love this Valentine’s Day that is guaranteed to keep the spark alive?

A: A Cheero Power Plus FLOWERS Portable Battery .

That is the spark in your mobile device battery at least, your relationship’s spark is up to you! But this can help because, as opposed to real flowers that will be tossed after a week, a Cheero Power Plus portable battery is a bright reminder of your love that will keep their mobile devices charged – and hopefully that energy will trickle down to your relationship as well!  Available in seven flower inspired colors and with an adorable face, Cheero is ready to charge Apple and Android phones and tablets. The 10050mAh battery is equipped with an AUTO-IC function, allowing the external battery to automatically recognize if a device is connected. The external battery optimizes the supplied power best suited for each device. Complete with two port outputs, there’s even room to charge more than one device at a time, so your devices can get some couple time, too. Available at select Nordstrom and at Amazon Prime for $39.99 at Amazon.com.  Let me know if I can provide resources for your coverage consideration.  Thanks and have a great weekend!   Staci Torgeson, Publicist, Orca Communications Unlimited, LLC, staci.torgeson@orcapr.com | 619.840.2523  www.orcacommunications.com 1.29.17

That’s why Cision needs

The media is evolving...and fast. That’s why Cision needs your help to better understand the industry.Take our 2017 State of the Media survey to help us determine how the media has transformed and what trends have emerged. We’ll take the results and publish our annual State of the Media report. Complete the five-minute survey by February 8, and you can enter to win a $100 Amazon gift card! You may contribute to the report anonymously, but to win, you must provide your contact information. If you have any questions or concerns, contact us by replying directly to this email. Ready to make your voice heard? Take the survey now! Sincerely, Kristen Sala Director, Media Research 1.29.17

Celebrate Valentine's Day

Celebrate Valentine's Day with the "Fairy Godmother of Love!" Internationally-renowned for her bestselling book The Soulmate Secret, Arielle Ford has helped thousands of men and women meet and marry their destined soul mate. Love By Design: Coloring the Divine Path to Manifest Your Soulmate is the latest inspired work from this best-selling author, speaker, and celebrated love and relationship expert. Formerly one of the nation's leading book publicists, Arielle was instrumental in furthering the careers of many best-selling authors including Deepak Chopra, Jack Canfield, Neale Donald Walsch and Wayne Dyer, just to name a few! This "Student of Love" presents workshops around the world and has been a repeat guest on numerous national TV and radio shows including Today Show, CNN, Fox News, and more. Please read the press release below and send me your postal address if you would like copies of her book for an audience giveaway in consideration of an interview or review from you. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the 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 1.29.17

From helicopter parenting

From helicopter parenting to free-range parenting and everything in between, it's no secret the parenting landscape is forever shifting. With so much conflicting information as to what works and what doesn't, it's easy for parents to lose sight of how to be an effective leader in their family. The pressure to remain politically correct adds even more confusion to the mix: spanking, once a common practice parents swore by, just became illegal in France , making it the 52nd country to ban the corporal punishment at home. So what are parents to do? How can they cut through the noise to determine the most effective way to raise well-adjusted, intelligent children? Enter: Child advocate, educator and psychological therapist Domenick J. Maglio, PhD., who answers these questions and more with his latest book, In-Charge Parenting: In a P.C. Nation. Dr. Maglio utilizes his over 45-year career working with kids, as well as his own experience raising four successful children and eleven grandchildren, to share with parents everywhere the most impactful ways to instill critical moral values in their kids. A sometimes controversial, yet powerful guide to successful parenting, In-Charge Parenting provides sound advice on how parents can take back their power and raise thoughtful global citizens. Topics and themes explored in In-Charge Parenting include: How being a parent is a sacred duty that requires them to teach the child to survive without them and be productive members of society. That parents who let their child dictate to them gives the child a distorted vision of reality. It is a parent's obligation to be in charge and treat their child accordingly. The importance of giving a child clear, definitive consequences for positive or negative behavior and why it is essential for moral value lessons. A discussion on whether we need to bring back now politically incorrect parenting methods such as moderate spanking. And much more! I'd love to send you a review copy of In-Charge Parenting for consideration or put you in touch with Dr. Maglio for an interview. He is also taking select byline requests at this time. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Full bio and links are below. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum, 856-489-8654 x302, erin@smithpublicity.com  About Dr. Domenick Maglio: Domenick J. Maglio, PhD. has been an educator and psychologist for over 45 years. The recipient of an MA in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut , and an interdisciplinary PhD in human development and counseling from the Union Institute and University, his professional career began as a counselor at Wiltwyck School for Disturbed Boys. Since then, his professional career has included time as a school psychologist, university professor, and department head in psychology and education, work as a clinical psychologist in a state prison, ten years directing a domestic violence counseling program, serving as the director of Open Door for Mental Health Program, and working as a staff psychologist at the Eckerd Foundation, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the National Independent Private School Association. For the past decade, Dr. Maglio has written weekly articles for newspapers and blogs throughout the nation. He is also the author of Invasion Within: Overcoming the Elitist Attack on the Moral Values and the American Way and Essential Parenting. For more information, please visit, www.drmaglio.com and connect with him on Twitter, @djmaglio. In-Charge Parenting: In a P.C. Nation is now available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and wherever fine books are sold.  1.27.17

 The National Center 's Free Enterprise Project

NRGene is working with the The National Center 's Free Enterprise Project i to improve sorghum, a staple crop in most of Africa and a promising biofuel. Gil Ronen, CEO of NRGene, and Todd Mockler of Danforth are available to discuss the implications of the partnership on the global food supply and the world's bioenergy supply. Please let me know your schedule, and I'll set up a call. 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 1.17.17

Sirena Total Home Cleaning System

Hello Conrad David. We all know that the winter months are allergy, cold, and flu season. This is mainly because people are trapped inside their homes for long periods of time with numerous pathogens and irritants. What if there was a truly safe, natural, and effective way to remove these pathogens and irritants? Well now there is with the Sirena Total Home Cleaning System and the Twister air purifier/aroma diffuser by Sirena. These products harness the natural power of water to greatly improve indoor air quality and the cleanliness of your home. They would be perfect for any "Healthy Home" or "Winter Health" features that might be in the works.   The Sirena Total Home Cleaning System not only employs a HEPA filter, but it also mimics Mother Nature, using water as the basis for its state-of-the-art filtration.  HEPA filter, extensive accessory set  No vacuum bags required  Separator technology forces air into the large 3.5L basin where dirt is trapped within the water and prevented from being exhausted back into the air   A few drops of essential oil can be added to the basin providing therapeutic aromatherapy benefits as well  MSRP $889   Available at SirenaVacuum.com   The Twister is an innovative new air purifier/essential oil aroma diffuser which provides a chemical-free solution to improving indoor air quality for consumers. Equipped with a 1.9-quart water basin  Seven color LED light feature Powerful 3-watt motor intakes air, forces it through the water and releases clean, odor-free air back into the environment Available in blue or black Essential oils can be added to the water basin to fragrance the air as an added bonus MSRP $59.99 Available at SirenaVacuum.com I am happy to provide additional images or information, just let me know. Thanks, Candy Hutzell, Account Manager, Avalon Communications, 9050 Capital of Texas Highway Bldg III, Suite 160 Austin, Tx  78759 candy@avalonprgroup.com   mobile:  210-859-1205 1.25.17

Joy from Baby Bump.

Moms will welcome their newborn into their world, finding comfort and joy from Baby Bump. Baby Bump, a stability birth ball with unique peg-legged design, is a helpful solution designed for expecting Mom’s to use at the pre-natal and post-natal stages, also offering a gentle way to soothe their new babies. Baby Bump's design keeps the ball stationary and will be a helpful tool from pregnancy to parenthood. Made from the highest quality material of soft, gripping/non-slip, pearly vinyl that is recyclable, environmentally friendly, latex free, phthalate free and gluten free, Baby Bump enhances pregnant mother's posture, fitness and comfort. https://www.baby-bump.com/pages/prenatal  Baby Bump is multi-functional and also makes a great desk chair. Get a Baby Bump in Pearl White, Cheek Pink, Baby Blue, Peapod Green, Beeswax Yellow, Lavender Purple, Soft Silver and Pebble Beige. Baby Bump are “burst proof” which means if they are punctured they will deflate slowly and safely. Baby Bump is a gift that keeps giving: https://www.baby-bump.com/pages/a-gift-the-keeps-giving  Website: www.Baby-Bump.com  I’d be happy to work with you to share more information for a feature and product review opportunity. Thank you so much for letting us know your interest to take a further look at Baby Bump to share with your following. Sincerely,Jennifer LaVoie-Trimble - Publicist - Orca Communications Unlimited, LLC jennifer.lavoie-trimble@orcapr.com 1.25.17

"Spring Cleaning"

Hello Conrad David. Spring is fast approaching and before you know it, it will be time for "Spring Cleaning" features. I wanted to direct your attention to the Sirena Total Home Cleaning System and the Twister air purifier/aroma diffuser by Sirena. These products harness the natural power of water offering a truly safe, natural, and effective way to remove debris, allergens, and irritants, as well as freshen your home, in preparation for the spring and summer seasons. The Sirena Total Home Cleaning System not only employs a HEPA filter, but it also mimics Mother Nature, using water as the basis for its state-of-the-art filtration.  HEPA filter, extensive accessory set No vacuum bags required  Separator technology forces air into the large 3.5L basin where dirt is trapped within the water and prevented from being exhausted back into the air  A few drops of essential oil can be added to the basin providing therapeutic aromatherapy benefits as well  MSRP $889  Available at SirenaVacuum.com    The Twister is an innovative new air purifier/essential oil aroma diffuser which provides a chemical-free solution to improving indoor air quality for consumers.   Equipped with a 1.9-quart water basin  Seven color LED light feature   Powerful 3-watt motor intakes air, forces it through the water and releases clean, odor-free air back into the environment  Available in blue or black  Essential oils can be added to the water basin to fragrance the air as an added bonus   MSRP $59.99   Available at SirenaVacuum.com    I am happy to provide additional images or information, just let me know.  Thanks,  Candy Hutzell, Account Manager Avalon Communications 9050 Capital of Texas Highway Bldg III, Suite 160  Austin, Tx  78759 candy@avalonprgroup.com  mobile:  210-859-1205 1.25.17

AARP Bulletin features a Fraud Alert

I hope all is well. I'm reaching out because the January/February 2017 issue of AARP Bulletin features a Fraud Alert. The alert explores the "grandparent scam," phone scammers targeting older Americans, which is alarmingly on the rise. In 2015 alone, the Federal Trade Commission received more than ten thousand "family/friend imposter" fraud complaints. This report was sent to AARP's 38 million members at the beginning of this month. The report also reveals just how agile these fraudsters are—knowing your name, grandchildren's names, phone numbers and intimate details about your life; information they use to rob you of your hard earned money. Within the report, readers will find: The personal stories of several victims revealed  5 steps to help protect you from getting scammed next If you're interested in speaking with an expert from AARP, please let me know. We'd be happy to provide additional context and background to the steps outlined in the article. I look forward to your feedback! Best, Michelle Grossman , Sent:  Wednesday, January 18, 2017 11:47 AM To: 'editor@montrealtribune.com' Subject: AARP Bulletin Fraud Alert: Phone Scammers Targeting Older Americans on the Rise 1.23.17

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend but

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend but pearls may be the wisest choice! We are now in the middle of a Pearl Renaissance! Everyone from Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Ellen DeGeneres, Kris Jenner, and Angelina Jolie to Rihanna and Keira Knightly are sporting the pearl look. And while 2015 was a record year for pearl sales - up 369% to be exact - it looks as though 2016 may have set the bar even higher for 2017. While pearls are soaring in popularity, so is their price, making them a smart investment. You should buy them now, as they show no signs of slowing down, experts say. "It's the perfect storm for pearl prices, and it's happening right now," says Leon Rbibo, President of The Pearl Source, an online retailer doing $10 million annually in pearl jewelry sales. Pearls will continue to gain popularity throughout 2017 with playful, edgier looks, styles, colors and shades popping up. Celebrities can be seen using pearls as accent pieces to gems, shoes, cuffs, clothing and more. You'll want to be armed with knowledge before shopping for these luxurious gems though or you may find yourself looking like a Plain Jane or even worse, outdated! Let’s set up a chat with pearl expert Leon Rbibo, pearl importer and president of the Los Angeles-based mainstay The Pearl Source. Rbibo has all the info your readers want, including trending styles for men, today’s modern looks and how to buy these gems without getting ripped off. Leon is available to be interviewed or quoted for any upcoming pieces and can also contribute an article. Please let me know if I can send you our press kit so you can take a closer look. Thanks!   Susan Mackasey, PR Rep for Leon Rbibo  514-518-4328   mackaseyhoward@gmail.com  1.23.17

Hello, I am the founder of UsTrendy

I am the founder of UsTrendy ( the world's largest Independent Fashion ecommerce site). I started a foundation called "believe in yourself" a year ago which donates dresses to underprivileged girls. We have decided to run an event in the nation's capital where girls in the DC area sign up for an event hosted at the boys and girls club where we then provide them with free dresses for a father and daughter dance. It was important for me to do something in the capital of this cause. We will be at Richard England Clubhouse 14 at  4103 Benning Road NE   Washington , DC on Jan 31st. We would love for you to cover this great cause. The dresses will be the first of many more donations to girls in D.C. area as well as across the country. Would you be open to covering this story? I am happy to provide photos from the event and more info that you may need. The Believe in Yourself Project is part of a broader initiative.  Believe in Yourself is currently in talks with various influential women who at one time or currently have struggled with body image, encouraging them to serve as speakers and mentors to the various girls within the program. We plan on setting up mentoring around the country so your help in spreading word would go a long way for us. If this topic is not in your wheelhouse - do you know who would be better fit to cover story? Look forward to hearing back from you. You can reach me at sam@ustrendy.com or 617 680 9228. thank you, Sam 1.23.17

Beware of the “grandparent scam,”

I hope all is well. I’m reaching out because the January/February 2017 issue of AARP Bulletin features a Fraud Alert. The alert explores the “grandparent scam,” phone scammers targeting older Americans, which is alarmingly on the rise. In 2015 alone, the Federal Trade Commission received more than ten thousand “family/friend imposter” fraud complaints. This report was sent to AARP’s 38 million members at the beginning of this month. The report also reveals just how agile these fraudsters are—knowing your name, grandchildren’s names, phone numbers and intimate details about your life; information they use to rob you of your hard earned money. Within the report, readers will find: ·The personal stories of several victims revealed. 5 steps to help protect you from getting scammed next  If you’re interested in speaking with an expert from AARP, please let me know. We’d be happy to provide additional context and background to the steps outlined in the article. I look forward to your feedback!  Best, Michelle 1.`9.17

American Way and Essential Parenting

From helicopter parenting to free-range parenting and everything in between, it's no secret the parenting landscape is forever shifting. With so much conflicting information as to what works and what doesn't, it's easy for parents to lose sight of how to be an effective leader in their family. The pressure to remain politically correct adds even more confusion to the mix: spanking, once a common practice parents swore by, just became illegal in France , making it the 52nd country to ban the corporal punishment at home. So what are parents to do? How can they cut through the noise to determine the most effective way to raise well-adjusted, intelligent children? Enter: Child advocate, educator and psychological therapist Domenick J. Maglio, PhD., who answers these questions and more with his latest book, In-Charge Parenting: In a P.C. Nation. Dr. Maglio utilizes his over 45-year career working with kids, as well as his own experience raising four successful children and eleven grandchildren, to share with parents everywhere the most impactful ways to instill critical moral values in their kids. A sometimes controversial, yet powerful guide to successful parenting, In-Charge Parenting provides impactful advice on how parents can take back their power and raise thoughtful global citizens. Topics and themes explored in In-Charge Parenting include: How being a parent is a sacred duty that requires them to teach the child to survive without them and be productive members of society. That parents who let their child dictate to them gives the child a distorted vision of reality. It is a parent's obligation to be in charge and treat their child accordingly. The importance of giving a child clear, definitive consequences for positive or negative behavior and why it is essential for moral value lessons. A discussion on whether we need to bring back now politically incorrect parenting methods such as moderate spanking. And much more! I'd love to send you a review copy of In-Charge Parenting for consideration or put you in touch with Dr. Maglio for an interview. He is also taking select byline requests at this time. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Full bio and links are below. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum 856-489-8654 x302 erin@smithpublicity.com  About Dr. Domenick Maglio:  Domenick J. Maglio, PhD. has been an educator and psychologist for over 45 years. The recipient of an MA in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Connecticut , and an interdisciplinary PhD in human development and counseling from the Union Institute and University, his professional career began as a counselor at Wiltwyck School for Disturbed Boys. Since then, his professional career has included time as a school psychologist, university professor, and department head in psychology and education, work as a clinical psychologist in a state prison, ten years directing a domestic violence counseling program, serving as the director of Open Door for Mental Health Program, and working as a staff psychologist at the Eckerd Foundation, as well as serving on the Board of Directors of the National Independent Private School Association. For the past decade, Dr. Maglio has written weekly articles for newspapers and blogs throughout the nation. He is also the author of Invasion Within: Overcoming the Elitist Attack on the Moral Values and the American Way and Essential Parenting.  For more information, please visit, www.drmaglio.com and connect with him on Twitter, @djmaglio. 1.19.17

Buyers List

On the intranet the other day I came across your Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 Garment Buyers Guide. I am in Montreal daily seeking new accounts for our company and found many of your companies listed to be gone and out of business. Just thought it would be helpful for you to update this. Staub Spiegel, Sales Director, Dynamic Warehouse and Distribution Co, 21 Lawrence Paquette Dr. Champlain , N.Y. 12919  staub@dynamicdistribution.co  Phone: 518-298-1000   Cell:518-726-0779   Fax: 518-298-2104 1.17.17

The luxury Swiss line

I am so excited to introduce you to the luxury Swiss line, the napkins! The napkins have recently partnered with DwellStudio and are launching their new line in February 2017!  I am absolutely loving their gorgeous Kitchen Line and Bamboo Line! Eco-Friendly and European designed, the napkins line will bring class and ease to dinner parties, cocktail hours, family dinners and BBQs alike. You literally cannot even tell they are disposable!  I would love to send you over samples to try for yourself! Available in placemats, cocktail, traditional, guest towels, hemstich, bibs for kids and more!   :)  See below for more information on the collections and gorgeous images.  -- Leah Discover Modern Simplicity for the Contemporary Table with the napkins! This luxury Swiss designed brand is changing how you style your table with a new eco-friendly option and partnership with DwellStudio. From intimate gatherings to sophisticated dinner parties, add a touch of contemporary class to any tablescape with the many traditional and new eco-friendly options from the napkins. The napkins is the creator of the original premium single use napkin that looks and feels just like textile. Designed in Switzerland and produced in Italy , their creations blend the elegance of linen with the convenience of paper for the perfect design and dining element. New to the US , they are excited to introduce their Pure Bamboo Line--their first green collection. This eco-friendly line features beautiful napkins made of 100% natural bamboo fibers that are both sustainable and completely compostable. Pure Bamboo Benefits: Timeless Style – Its natural white hue pairs well with any color palette and even looks sophisticated all on its own. Eco-Friendly – Bamboo is highly sustainable as it uses less water and grows much more quickly than standard wood.  Quality – Durable and absorbent with a silky smooth touch, these napkins will have the guests questioning whether they're really single use. Convenient – When the party is through, simply toss them in the recycle bin for cleanup made simple. Versatile – the napkins will be unveiling the new Lexi & Diamond design at NYNOW in February, as well as a new 12 count retail pack in addition to their standard 20 count. For those who love color, the Deluxe Classic Line is available in an array of on trend hues for any occasion. It has never been easier to get the look and feel of linen without the hassle or expense of a dry cleaning bill.  Parents also find the Bib Collection a saving grace when dining at home or on-the-go. Made from the same durable material as their napkins, these bibs bring style and simplicity to meal times. New products are on their way for 2017 as the napkins kick off a collaboration with DwellStudios in February. The fashion-forward design brand will bring their Terrace and Peregrine designs, showcasing modern geometric and botanical styles, to napkins, placemats, and guest towels, as well as dinner and cocktail napkins. About  The napkins is a husband and wife run company whose premium single use napkins made their US debut in 2015. Inspired by the high end hotel and gastronomy world, their dining solutions are the first to fill the niche between premium paper and linen napkins. They are exclusively designed in Switzerland and produced in Italy , exuding a sophisticated European aesthetic while appealing to a wide range of budgets. For samples or media inquiries, Leah@chicexecs.com.  Best Regards,  Leah Cybulski  Senior Public Relations Manager   ChicExecs Public Relations &  Channel Management - CHICAGO  ChicBlvd Inc. LLC  C: 708.426.8730 1.15.17   Leah@chicexecs.com 

FutureVault

FutureVault a secure digital filing cabinet and safety deposit box that allows users to digitally deposit, store and manage important financial, legal and personal documents through a white label, cloud-based, SaaS platform offered by financial institutions and partner organizations, announced today the appointments of Kevin Whyte, Richard Adair, Tom Duane, and Rudy Sankovic. The full press release with more information is below my signature. Let me know if you are interested in speaking with any of the leaders about their new roles. Best, Jenny Robles Assistant Account Executive  KCSA Strategic Communications  880 Third Ave , 6th Floor  New York , NY 10022  jrobles@kcsa.com  Tel: 212.682.6300   Fax: 212.697.0910   DID: 212.896.1231 1.15.17

FutureVault Attracts Top Talent to Leadership Positions

Kevin Whyte, Richard Adair, Tom Duane, and Rudy Sankovic Join Financial Technology Innovator - TORONTO Jan. 11, 2016  FutureVault has added top talent to its management team. The Company, which has developed the most sophisticated, secure digital filing cabinet and safety deposit box available on the market, allows users to digitally deposit, store and manage important financial, legal and personal documents through a white label, cloud-based, SaaS platform offered by financial institutions and partner organizations.  "After our successful launch in September, we confirmed what we already knew: that there is a tremendous need for a product like FutureVault. Everyone from financial institutions to accounting firms to law firms to academia will rely on this type of technology to communicate with and serve their clients. Our aim post-launch was to build a seasoned management team that could take us out of launch mode and into aggressive growth mode. We believe this is the team to do just that," said G Scott Paterson, Chairman & CEO, FutureVault.   Additions to the FutureVault management team include: Kevin Whyte has joined FutureVault as President and Chief Operating Officer. Kevin brings more than 32 years of leadership in the financial services industry with a particular focus on information technology and operational delivery. Previously, he held the positions of COO of OPTrust, CIO and Senior Vice-President of Wealth Operations & Technology at TD Bank, and before that as Vice-President and Managing Director of IT at Royal Bank (RBC) Investments / Dominion Securities. Kevin has extensive experience and knowledge of the wealth management and investment industry and a proven track record in aligning operations and technology planning, direction, and delivery with business strategies through strong working relationships throughout the organization. Richard Adair has joined the company as Vice Chair where he will manage a portfolio of key mandates for FutureVault, including business development and strategic planning. Richard brings nearly 20 years of C-level experience in both technology and insurance industries. Richard is the former CEO of Symbility Health, former President & COO of Symbility Solutions and President and COO of Adjudicare. Prior to his work with Symbility, Richard led a successful restructuring of Systech Retail Systems Corp. based in  Raleigh , North Carolina . Richard also currently serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee for Pioneering Technologies.  Tom Duane joins the company as the Chief Technology Officer. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in the delivery of system solutions to the financial services industry and government. Like Kevin, Tom is also a former senior technology executive from TD Bank where he worked in various delivery roles including architecture, software development, system security and Technology Risk management. Tom was integral in driving adoption of key technologies that underpin many of TD's successful applications. Rudy Sankovic has been appointed Chief Financial Officer. Rudy is also a former TD Bank Group executive, where he served as the Senior Vice President, Investor Relations. He worked closely with the Executive Team to communicate TD's corporate strategy and financial and business performance to the investment community, and provided investor feedback to the Senior Executive Team on strategy and capital management decisions. Rudy joined TD in February 2004 as SVP and CFO of the Wealth Management Division responsible for Finance, Risk and Strategy with teams in  Canada , the U.K. and the U.S.   Prior to joining TD, Rudy was SVP and CFO of the Personal and Commercial Banking Division of Royal Bank of  Canada , where he was responsible for finance and strategy. "We are delighted by the recent major additions to our management team" said Mr. Paterson. "We have attracted top talent with deep expertise and experience in operations, technology (particularly security), banking, and business development. These key hires speak volumes about the collective belief in our company, our vision and the exciting space that we've carved out within FinTech. This is truly one of the strongest management teams I've had the pleasure of working with throughout my entire career – we're very fortunate." About FutureVault   FutureVault is the premier Personal Data Management platform offering financial institutions and partner organizations a powerful B2B2C white label SaaS solution to acquire, reward & retain their clients while yielding valuable data & analytics and new revenue streams. FutureVault affords end users (Vault Holders) the ability to digitally deposit, store, manage and collaborate on important financial, legal and personal documents in a highly structured interface across multiple entities (individuals, corporations, sole proprietorships, trusts, family members, etc.).  FutureVault increases trust and opportunity between parties, helping to simplify document and asset management, while growing relationships and capitalizing on opportunities. Media Contact: Anne Donohoe KCSA Strategic Communications adonohoe@kcsa.com  (212) 896-1265  Corporate Contact:  Michael Bradley   CMO  michael.bradley@futurevaultinc.com  (416) 627-2309 1.15.17

"What Could Be"

We all have issues. Whether you've been in weekly psychotherapy for decades or never stepped foot in a therapist's office, there's probably a niggling problem or two on which you wouldn't mind getting some professional insight. Perhaps you don't have the time or money to commit to traditional therapy. Enter Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist's Couch [PESI Publishing & Media, January 2017]. Therapy without the therapist's couch. With more than 30 years of private practice and motivational speaking experience, psychotherapist Lisa Ferentz provides compassion and guidance for using the tools already at your disposal to overcome the issues, struggles and symptoms she's been addressing in traditional therapy throughout her career. In an eye-opening, informative interview, Ferentz is available to explore the themes found in Finding Your Ruby Slippers, as well as: Strategies and support to help overcome obstacles including low self-esteem, a lack of confidence, co-dependency, and the defensive byproducts of trauma. (The things that can cause feelings of disempowerment in personal relationships and the workplace.) The importance of the way we talk to ourselves about ourselves and strategies for a more productive and kind internal dialogue.  Making decisions from "What Is" rather than "What Was" or "What Could Be" National Eating Disorder Awareness Month in February and Mental Health Awareness Month in May I'd love to send a review copy of the book or set something up with Lisa. Best, Andrea Kiliany Thatcher | Book Publicist SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books  andrea.thatcher@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x319 Website | Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook  1.15.17

More info on Lisa Ferentz: Lisa Ferentz is a clinical social worker and psychotherapist who has been in private practice for over 30 years. She is the founder of The Ferentz Institute. An internationally known author, speaker, clinician and consultant, Ferentz participates in documentaries, webinars and podcasts related to trauma, self-care and wellbeing. She is also the author of Treating Self-Destructive Behaviors in Trauma Survivors: A Clinician's Guide and Letting Go of Self-Destructive Behaviors: A Workbook of Hope and Healing. Connect with Lisa Ferentz on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, at www.lisaferentz.com, and through her column for Psychology Today. Finding Your Ruby Slippers: Transformative Life Lessons From the Therapist's Couch launched this month and can be found on Amazon, PESI's website and wherever books are sold.

The Ice Merchant

A book is a great respite from the barrage of modern day inputs from our devices and screens ― and perhaps the best escape is an historical novel. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of The Ice Merchant for consideration of a review, interview or feature. Dr. Paul Boor, an in-demand guest on radio shows across the nation, will take your audience to a different time and place, while revealing how Medical Science got to where it is today. Please take a moment to read the following press release, send me your mailing address for a copy or "look inside" the book on Amazon.com, and let's set up an interview to share this exciting book with your audience. Thank you. Shelly Montgomery  Ascot Media Group, Inc.  Post Office
Box 2394    Friendswood , TX 77549   (281) 333-3507 Phone  (832) 569-5539 Fax  
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   www.ascotmedia.com 1.15.17

Chilling Secrets, The Best Sort Of Escape: The Ice Merchant

Galveston , TX , January 12, 2017  ― Serious readers perfectly understand the advantage of well-written fiction: it's an escape from whatever ails you, whenever it's convenient. The Ice Merchant, Paul Boor's newest novel, set in Galveston , TX in 1889, is a tale of the post-civil war ice trade, new medical schools, trafficking in corpses, the discovery of a cure for yellow fever, and a chilling reminder of our human frailties.
The story begins in 1889, when a shrewd Yankee ice merchant, Nicolas Van Horne, is carving out a profitable side-business. Deep in his ship's icy hold, dozens of human cadavers lie between the huge blocks of ice. On this delivery, his first to
Galveston 's new Medical School , Nicolas is enthralled by Galveston 's lady scientist Rene Keiller, but he also makes the ghastly discovery that he's been trafficking in murdered boys.  It will take Rene's help to eventually solve the puzzle his ice holds . . . but first he must overcome his personal demons, including morphine addiction, even as he becomes inextricably entangled in lovely Rene's experimental work on the most dreaded killer of their time, yellow fever. Paul Boor, M.D., is a scientist and professor at Galveston 's medical school, the oldest west of the Mississippi , and home to the highest-level, infectious Bio-Lab. His first novel, The Blood Notes of Peter Mallow, was a modern biomedical thriller acclaimed as "real, raw and on the edge." In The Ice Merchant, Dr. Boor goes back in time to explore the history of medical research and the body trade, while spinning a tale of romance and human imperfection. For more information, please visit: theicemerchant.com The Ice Merchant   Publisher: Argo-Navis   Language: English  ISBN-10: 0786754931  ISBN-13: 978-0786754939 1.15.17

THE NEW LUXURY FLORAL BOX FOR VALENTINE'S DAY

Bouquet Bar is the new luxury floral gift box launching January 19th, 2017 , on time to make everyone's Valentine's wish come true. Bouquet Bar is created from the belief that gifting is an art. "Lack of time should not prevent anyone from making a meaningful gift to a loved one, that's where Bouquet Bar plays a vital role" says Co-Founder David Yusuf. Comfortably packed in a luxurious yet surprisingly economical box, Bouquet Bar is available in three different sizes. Beautiful floral arrangements are paired with savory nuts, delicious treats, gourmet popcorn, delightful chocolates, unique blends tea blends and honey HOW IT WAS BORN: Founders David Yusuf and Alex Amidi are behind the glamorous floral arrangements that grace lavish hotel lobbies like the one at the iconic Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the Ritz Carlton Dana Point and some of the most exclusive weddings and events in Southern California . As an organic extension to their business, Bouquet Bar focuses on bringing that same excellency in floral design to people withan easy click of a button. During their continued career as owners of the floral design company Square Root Designs, the duo has been approached by numerous clients in search for the perfect floral gift. It was quickly evident that customers were looking for something different and innovative, but more importantly something that would be consistently perfect. Bouquet Bar is born as the solution to their needs. Playing on the name Bouquet Bar, the company's three boxes are: Champagne Box: Sumptuous and elegant. Featuring a full-size, breathtaking bouquet and two individual presents personally selected by you from our exclusive assortment of gourmet treats and restorative indulgences. (From $199) Martini Box: Bold and elegant. Our expertly styled larger gift box holds six individual presents, personally selected by you from our exclusive assortment of gourmet treats,restorative indulgences and exquisite floral arrangements. (From $115) Cocktail Box: Simple and elegant. Our most affordable designer gift box holds three individual presents, hand selected by you from our exclusive assortment of delicious treats, restorative indulgences and exquisite floral arrangements. (From $65) 1.15.17

FACE atelier

Kill two resolutions with one stone this year with FACE atelier. Begin replacing your usual beauty products with those are thatPETA-approved & cruelty-free while also making a point to protect your pout! Lip Rxis a must-have during colder winters, and you can rest east knowing that no animal testing was not used throughout the creation process. If you are interested in seeing a sample, let me know! Thanks :) Sammi   But with the cruel, in with the new!   Put your best face forward with FACE atelier  With more and more people becoming aware that their favorite beauty brands test on animals or contain animal byproducts, FACE atelier prides itself on being one of the few brands that does NOT test on animals. PETA approved, and a recipient of their Trailblazer Award, FACE atelier has all the beauty essentials you need for 2017,cruelty-free. A secret weapon for professional makeup artists, FACE atelier has attracted a cult-like following since it's creation, with A-list celebrities being able to experience the brand. As you make your mark on 2017, don't forget to protect your lips from harsh climates! The doctor is in with FACE atelier's Lip Rx! With colder weather arriving, this elegant remedy for sore, chapped lips is essential. Here are a few reasons Lip Rx is the perfect solution for your lips: Lasting Protection: Your lips will always be sealed when you indulge them with the silky-smooth Lip Rx. This sheer lip conditioner soothes, moisturizes and protects your lips from even the most extreme elements. It also provides organic UV protection for extra sunny days and a unique blend of antioxidants and essential oils to repair your skin. Key Ingredients: Lip Rx repairs your lips and locks in moisture with a mixture of organic ingredients. The Meadowfoam Seed oil, which is pressed from tiny seeds of Limnanthes alba, produces powerful antioxidant properties while the vitamin E in Sesame Seed oil acts as a natural UV protection. With Shea Butter and Allantoin, your lips will feel refreshed and healthy all year long. This year, make a New Year's resolution to look your best and stay conscious ofanimal testing in products. FACE atelier is on a mission to help all women find the right tools to celebrate their beauty – one brush stroke at a time. ABOUT US At FACE atelier, we believe in innovation, not imitation. Founder, Debbie Bondar, is committed to offering easy-to-use products driven by quality, performance and originality. That's why we focus on developing unique, versatile products that meet the needs of both consumers and professionals alike. FACE atelier has a cult-like following among beauty industry professionals, celebrities and consumers worldwide. Our products are cruelty free, non-comedogenic, fragrance and flavor free. Most products are vegan and all perform as promised. For samples or additional information, please visit www.faceatelier.com or contact sammi@chicexecs.com  Contact:  ChicExecs PR  820 Los Vallecitos Ste A-C   San Marcos , CA 92069    www.chicexecs.com 1.15.17

ITF applauds Canadian maritime workers' action day

ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) leaders have spoken out in support of mass union actions later today in Canada to protect maritime workers’ jobs and skills. Workers and concerned citizens will be rallying in Montreal , Toronto , Prince Rupert , Victoria and Vancouver in defence of maritime cabotage, which helps safeguard jobs in national trade. Despite its proven advantages and union victories to uphold it (see https://goo.gl/J5Z4EE), the principle is under Canadian government attack. ITF president Paddy Crumlin applauded the initiative: “Cabotage is a no-brainer. Its merits are obvious. To attempt to roll it back in a country like Canada where it has been proved to be so valuable is baffling. It defies logic. Thankfully the nation’s maritime workers and their unions understand what a seemingly remote political class does not – the need to fight for what is right and what is worth saving.” ITF general secretary Steve Cotton added: “We’re glad to see the ITF standing as part of this important national initiative that seeks to keep Canada strong, skilled and employed. “Cabotage protects jobs, coastal communities and even national security, all concepts that Canadians understand and support. Today’s rallies prove this.”
For more about today’s events see this post from ITF Canada: https://goo.gl/GyFJKE. For details of how cabotage laws protect skills see http://goo.gl/hzqkgE  1.15.17

President Barack Obama's time in office

As President Barack Obama's time in office comes to a close, we put together a look back at his presidency in our favorite format: visualized. We've included everything from the increasing cost of health insurance during his presidency to the impact he had on jobs. Check out Obama's Presidency on the blog!   As always, you can contact us via our live chat on Graphiq Search or by emailing sources@graphiq.com.    Is President Trump a Threat to Canada's Auto Industry?    Donald Trump's recent declarations about wanting to impose tariffs to protect the American auto industry have created significant uncertainty in Canada . Yet the economic consequences would be very harmful for both Americans and Canadians, shows a Viewpoint published today by the MEI. 1.15.17

New breed of comicbook Superheroes

Let me introduce you to a new breed of comicbook Superheroes through creator/ writer/editor Art Greenhaw –  meet God's Silver Soldiers. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Art or send a copy of God's Silver Soldiers (first edition) in consideration of an interview or review. Thank you!, Helen Cook, PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations, 903-654-0938  
Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com
, www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 1.11.17

Valentine's Day gift stories?

Are you or anyone on your team working on Valentine's Day gift stories? I have included some quick information below on three MUST-HAVE gifts for men and women alike this Valentine's Day. If you are interested in learning more about any of the below please let me know!-Janie Oak Bottle— Break open an Oak Bottle, so you don't have to break open the bank, to have palette pleasing wine and spirits this Valentine's Day.  This oak aging accelerator will take any cheap and ordinary wine or spirit and transform it into something extraordinary.  The conveniently portable and sleek bottle adds soft caramel notes, smoothness, and other traits to the liquid. Its reusability, and quick turnaround time makes it unlike any other product on the market. Oak Bottle can be purchased online at https://oakbottle.com/. Retail: $79.95 Oojra- Oojra's premier lifestyle brand of home fragrances will transport you and your loved one to a whole new world, all while in the comfort of your own home using the power of aromatic essential oils. The perfect final touch to any home environment, their beautiful reed diffusers provide feelings of relaxation, romance, focus and balance. Their most popular fragrance, the Thai Jasmine Bamboo Diffuser, inspires romance and relaxation while leaving you with impressions of fresh bamboo and garlands of flowers. Oojra can be purchased online at http://oojra.com/. Retail: $64.99   Groove Life-The perfect gift for athletes, outdoor lovers, and trend setters alike, the Groove Life ring is sure to please the special person in your life. Made from comfortable, low profile, and flexible silicon, the ring puts any circulation or injury fears to rest. Unlike metal rings, Groove Life provides wiggle room and keeps out moisture with its breathable material. Whether exercising, working, making a fashion statement, or wearing daily as a wedding band, Groove Life has a ring to suite any wearers needs. Groove Life can be purchased online at https://groovelife.co/. Retail: $29.95. Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com  1.09.17

You and a guest are invited to opening night of

The Sentimentalists  January 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Direct from Las Vegas following a sold-out North American Tour, The Sentimentalists are Canada 's foremost mentalist duo. Making a limited appearance at The Gladstone to kick off the New Year, they will be blowing minds and touching hearts. World renowned mentalist Mysterion teams with the only female mentalist in the country, Steffi Kay, creating a two person mind reading experience that is truly breathtaking. Steffi brings back classic style mentalism. With her vintage look you will feel transported to the golden age of magic. Mysterion has appeared on stages around the globe and with hundreds of television and media appearances over the past 15 years. Together they showcase their special way of communicating, with a touch of humour and most importantly, class. presented by Magic Studio Productions   Copyright © 2017 The Gladstone , All rights reserved. You are receiving this invite because you are on our VIP Opening Night VIP list Our mailing address is: The Gladstone  910 Gladstone Ave.  Ottawa ON   K1R 6Y4   Canada     Add us to your address book   Email boxoffice@thegladstone.ca or call the box office at 613-233-GLAD to claim your complimentary tickets. Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.  If sufficient tickets remain you will receive an email confirmation.  1.09.17

It's Snowing in Hawaii

Inspired by his two young daughters, Mike Guardia penned a delightful children's story just in time for the holidays. It's Snowing in Hawaii is a whimsical, beautifully illustrated book that has appeal to kids who love colorful pictures to bring the story alive, and to parents everywhere who want to give their children something different and more meaningful this holiday season. A Captain in the US Army Reserve, Mike Guardia is the renowned author of several military history books, including Hal Moore: A Soldier Once...and Always and Shadow Commander. He makes a great guest. Please read the following press release and consider interviewing Mike during this holiday season to reach everyone out there looking for something different for their children, or let me know if I may forward a copy of his new children's book for a review. If you wish to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you a jpg of the author and book cover for your use.  Thank you! Julia Hicks, 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 1.07.17

With the New Year beginning I wanted to provide you with THE BEST

With the New Year beginning I wanted to provide you with THE BEST way to keep your goals of getting in shape with the newest release from the revolutionary app Sworkit. Premium users are now able to complete six week workout plans created specifically to meet each users personal workout goals. Widely recognized for providing its users with personalized video workouts that can be done anytime, anywhere, without equipment, Sworkit is now taking their app to the next level by offering customized six week workout plans that match the fitness goals and lifestyles of its user. Created by professional trainers the plans are focused on helping its users become progressively "fitter, "leaner," or "stronger" over the six week period. A variety of difficulty levels ranging from beginner, intermediate, and advanced, as well as the time duration users want their workouts to last, are selected per user to meet their individual abilities and exercise needs. The workouts will progress as each week is completed. Sworkit recommends the workouts be done three times per week but all workouts can be done whenever or wherever one chooses. The new workout plans will be offered only to Sworkit premium subscribers January 1st and can be used on iOS and android systems, including iPhones, Androids, iPads and other web-based devices. Sworkit Premium is 4.99 per month with a free 7-day trial, or only $39.99 per year without the trial. The Sworkit app is free to download and has free fitness offerings including strength, stretching, cardio, yoga and pilates video exercises demonstrated by real trainers. Sworkit has been featured on ABC's Shark Tank, as well as in Lifehacker, Women's Running, Gizmodo, Mashable, In Touch, Brit+Co, Elle Magazine, Shape, Parents Magazine, and more, and received the DC TechDay Techie Award for Best in Health Tech in 2014. If you are interested in learning more information please contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com.  Warmly,  Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com 1.01.17

It's finally here! IHOP,

It's finally here! IHOP, the pioneer of the breakfast all-day, everyday movement is bringing back its wildly popular 'All You Can Eat Pancakes'  for the month of January. Since its inception in 1958, IHOP and their world famous buttermilk pancakes have remained a beloved All-American institution and breakfast icon for nearly six decades. All month long, IHOP is offering guests unlimited orders of its freshly made world famous Buttermilk Pancakes! If you would like to speak to an IHOP representative about this or visit your local IHOP, please feel free to contact me. For more information, please refer to the press release below. Warmest Regards, Seffrah Orlando Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600 1.07.17

IT'S FINALLY HERE!

IT'S FINALLY HERE! IHOP® RESTAURANTS BRINGS BACK 'ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKES' FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY
For a Limited Time, Breakfast Lovers Can Enjoy As Many of the World's Most Delicious, Fluffiest Buttermilk Pancakes They Want at an Incredible Value at IHOP Restaurants Nationwide. (
January 4, 2017 Glendale , CA ) – The anticipation has been building since fans took to social media last year to beg IHOP®Restaurants to bring back 'All You Can Eat Pancakes.' So, to thank loyal Breakfastarians everywhere, today IHOP announced the return of this wildly popular promotion, which lets guests dig into unlimited orders of its freshly made, world-famous Buttermilk Pancakes for a great price* throughout the entire month of January!  Just in time to gather family and friends and celebrate the New Year, IHOP's 'All You Can Eat Pancakes' offer features a great value on the fluffy, golden pancakes that set the breakfast standard almost six decades ago. After enjoying a full stack of five Buttermilk pancakes – or a short stack of two pancakes with a combo plate of eggs, golden hash browns and choice of sausage, ham or hickory-smoked bacon – guests can request additional short stacks of two Buttermilk pancakes until they've fulfilled their craving. 'All You Can Eat Pancakes' is available all day, every day for the month of January at participating IHOP restaurants nationwide. "The best way we know to kick off the New Year is to offer our guests' favorite freshly made breakfast at IHOP's best value.  Almost six decades after serving our first stack of delicious, made-to-order Original Buttermilk Pancakes, IHOP continues to bring people together," said Kirk Thompson, senior vice president, Marketing, IHOP. "Every year our guests look forward to IHOP's 'All You Can Eat Pancakes' offer, asking for the return of a great value on our signature pancakes, to be enjoyed any time of day, every day, for the entire month." *Dine-in only. All You Can Eat offer valid per person, per order. For a limited time. Price and participation varies.  1.07.17

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL HOUSE OF PANCAKES, LLC

For 58 years, IHOP has been a leader, innovator and expert in all things breakfast, any time of day. The chain offers 65 different signature, fresh, made-to-order breakfast options, a wide selection of popular lunch and dinner items as well as meals under 600 calories. IHOP restaurants offer guests an affordable, everyday dining experience with warm and friendly service. As of  September 30, 2016 , there were 1,698 IHOP restaurants in 50 states and the  District of Columbia Puerto Rico  and  Guam  as well as  Canada Mexico Guatemala , the  Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Kuwait , the  United Arab Emirates , Bahrain Qatar , The Philippines, and Panama . IHOP restaurants are franchised and operated by Glendale, Calif.-based DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN) and its affiliates. Wills Communications Inc. 746 31 Street Manhattan Beach California 90266  United States   This email is intended for editor@montrealtribune.comUpdate your preferences or Unsubscribe  Stephanie Peterson, IHOP Restaurants 818-637-3079 Stephanie.Peterson@ihop.com  Terry Wills Wills Communications, Inc.  310-376-6600  twills@willscom.com   1.07.17

Syngenta, one of the world's largest ag companies

Syngenta, one of the world's largest ag companies, is using NRGene's genomic analysis technology to accelerate its breeding activities. Gil Ronen, CEO of NRGene, and Joseph Clarke, Principal Research Scientist at Syngenta, are available to discuss how the technology will be used and the implications on the global food supply. Please let me know your schedule, and I'll set up a call.  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 1.07.17

Angela Chan's students will perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City

A dozen young students taught by Angela Chan, a Pierrefonds music school operator, will perform later this month at Carnegie Hall in New York City and also at a benefit concert for the Montreal Children's Hospital.  Interested in doing a piece on Angela and/or her prodigies, who are as young as seven years of age?   Please see my pitch below.   Thanks, Randy Ray, Publicist - (613) 816-3873 1.07.17

Unshackled: A Remarkable Journey

Unshackled: A Remarkable Journey To Finding Life's Meaning From Prison And Releasing The Guilt, Shame And Bitterness Of The Past

Dallas, TX, January 2, 2017 – From serving a life sentence to finding life's meaning and purpose took Gene McGuire on a decades-long journey inside a very small cell. In his riveting new book, McGuire takes readers through nearly 35 years of incarceration, steeped in the culture of violence, drugs, and pornography that is prison life, all while serving a life sentence for a murder he didn't commit. Miraculously, that injustice did not turn McGuire against the world. Instead, he moved from ruin to redemption. "This is my story," McGuire says. "But it's your story, too. God didn't intend for you to live your life in chains, shackled to guilt, shame, or bitterness related to events in your past, fears in the present, or apprehension of the future. God set me free—unshackled me! He will do the same for you. Imagine your life ... unshackled!" In 1977, Gene McGuire was one of three people involved in the late-night robbery of a bar. One of the men, his cousin, stabbed and killed the bar owner. At seventeen, McGuire was sentenced to life in prison without parole. He embraced the prison culture wholeheartedly for nearly ten years. Then, by God's grace, he humbled himself and experienced a Christ-transformation. After submitting to years of discipleship, McGuire became a spiritual leader to thousands of inmates. With no hope for release himself, he instead developed a fruitful, fulfilling ministry within his small world. He became an elder in the prison church, developing small groups and yard Bible studies and leading others who had no hope of freedom to true freedom in Christ. Then, almost 35 years into his prison sentence, came an unexpected miracle. In 2012, a judge ruled that McGuire had been wrongfully charged, that his life sentence was reversed and that he had already served the appropriate sentence due. He was released a free man.  His story is riveting — from a life in shackles to one filled with the power of God's love, forgiveness and freedom, bringing hope to all. Now a resident of
Texas , McGuire works as a speaker, author and community advocate, sharing his remarkable story and hope with people and corporations around the country. For more information, please visit:  https://genemcguire.org  Unshackled – From Ruin To Redemption Available January 20th, 2017 in all book stores and at: https://www.amazon.com/Unshackled-Ruin-Redemption-Gene-McGuire/dp/1943127433/  ISBN: 978-1943127436 1.04.17

Opening performance of Heathers

The Arts Undergraduate Society would like to graciously welcome you to our press preview on Thursday, January 19th for our opening performance of Heathers: The Musical! If you are available, we would be honoured to have you join us at Moyse Hall in the heart of McGill University Campus to watch and review our show. We will be opening our doors at 6:00 pm and the show will begin at 7:00 pm . From 6:30 until the show, our director, Kenzia Dalie, will gladly answer as many of your pre-performance questions as time permits. During the performance, photography is permitted, but please abstain from flash photography. At the end of our performance, Ms. Dalie, our producer, our designers, and our stellar cast will be available for interviews. A brief summary of Heathers: The Musical and our Director’s note: Heathers really hits home for me with its topics of mental health and bullying. People are so often ignored and marginalised when talking about these issues. We have the power to listen and love and break the stigma around mental health, and the idea that it is a private thing. I wanted to let this be apparent throughout the show, especially the scenes where characters are bullied to their absolute breaking point. It was difficult for me to watch these characters that I love so much be pushed to their emotional limits, but the extreme always seems to make an impression. Theatre has a way of laying our everyday lives out in front of us, so that we can look at ourselves and change our actions in real life. I would like to thank the entire team for all the dedication and hard work put into this production. Seeing everything come together on and off stage is beyond anything I could ever imagine. To the cast and crew, you make things beautiful. To our audience and the press, I hope you enjoy! -Kenzia Dalie, If you would like to join us for the 19th, please do let us know! Furthermore, if you have any questions or requests, please do not hesitate to ask. Cheers, Vaishnavi Kapil, AUTS Head of Marketing, (438) 928-5863 1.04.17

 Unshackled: A Remarkable Journey

What if I told you prison was part of preparing for life? Incredibly, Gene McGuire says just that. Please allow me to send you a copy of Unshackled in consideration of an interview, feature or review. Author Gene McGuire has a compelling story about how a life sentence transformed his way of life and living, and it will hold your audience spellbound. Please look at the following press release and let me know if you'd like to schedule an interview with him, or send me your mailing address so I can forward a review copy of the book. If you would like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you. Richard W. Harmer, RAW Communications Inc., Richard@rwharmer.com, rharmer@me.com Cell - 817-937-5359, Office - 972-638-7311, www.rwharmer.com  1.04.17

Want To Make Your New Year's Resolution Stick?

We all see the coming of a new year as the chance to change things; make a fresh start and do things differently. That's the reason most of us make New Year's Resolutions and ask for what we feel we need or want; whether it's about finding a new job, finding love, or even losing weight. According to serial entrepreneur and investor May McCarthy, who has grown several companies into major enterprises, it's not about asking and hoping for what we want in life, but more about thankfulness and actually getting it! Please read the following press release on this remarkable author, philanthropist and notable speaker, and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her. May makes a dynamic guest who easily engages an audience with her proven advice on how we can successfully get the things we want most in life. Thank you. Please see May at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/us3q3v7t0nevlq7/Media%20Reel%209_6_16.mp4?dl=0, Steve Allen, "PR with a Conscience" SteveAllenMedia.com, 661.255.8283 1.04.17

Want To Make Your New Year's Resolution Stick?

We all see the coming of a new year as the chance to change things; make a fresh start and do things differently. That's the reason most of us make New Year's Resolutions and ask for what we feel we need or want; whether it's about finding a new job, finding love, or even losing weight. According to serial entrepreneur and investor May McCarthy, who has grown several companies into major enterprises, it's not about asking and hoping for what we want in life, but more about thankfulness and actually getting it! Please read the following press release on this remarkable author, philanthropist and notable speaker, and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her. May makes a dynamic guest who easily engages an audience with her proven advice on how we can successfully get the things we want most in life. Thank you. Please see May at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/us3q3v7t0nevlq7/Media%20Reel%209_6_16.mp4?dl=0  Steve Allen, "PR with a Conscience" SteveAllenMedia.com 661.255.8283 1.04.17

Celebrity Homes:  2016 Top 10 Celebrity Homes For Sale

In this week's homes spotlight at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com, we feature the Top 10 Celebrity Homes that were for sale in 2016. High res photos available for media use at: http://bit.ly/toptenmedia. Throughout 2016, many of the world's top superstars tried to sell their glamorous mansions and compounds. From Beverly Hills to Miami and New York City , there was a celebrity property on sale for almost anyone who is extremely wealthy. "2016 Top Ten Celebrity Homes" "Adam Levine's New York Penthouse" Hottie frontman for Maroon 5 and longtime judge on The Voice, Adam Levine and his supermodel wife, Behati Prinsloo, seem to be making their own lifestyle changes since welcoming their first child into the world in September, Dusty Rose. Prior to her birth, they put both their Beverly Hills mansion and their trendy New York SoHo loft up for sale. Selling soon after it was listed for $5.4 million to shoe designer Nick Lucio, Adam's spacious New York loft makes a great bachelor or couples pad, but he converted the second and third bedrooms into open space in 2014, long before the baby news broke, leaving just its one large master suite. Located on a charming cobblestone street, the SoHo cast-iron building dates back to the early 1900s. At 2,800 square feet, the one-bedroom unit still retains its six original columns and exposed brick walls with arches embedded within the brickwork. With 13-foot ceilings and huge windows overlooking Greene Street , the open floor plan makes it feel larger than its square footage indicates with a 60-foot living room that opens to a kitchen with black granite and stainless high-end appliances. The large master suite bath includes jacuzzi, separate shower and large walk-in closet/dressing area. Adam hasn't had as much luck with his Beverly Hills mansion, recently reducing the price from $17.5 million to $15.95 million. The listing agents for the New York loft were Adam Mahfouda and Jules Borbely of Oxford Property Group. " Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace " Vacation homes are fairly common among the wealthy and even the not so wealthy, but when designer Pierre Cardin looked for a vacation home, he naturally chose one of the best locations in the world and a one-of-a-kind mansion with unique style. He chose a home on a Mediterranean cliff overlooking the sea made up of bubble gum pink bubbles. Mid-century architect Antti Lovag designed Le Palais Bulles - the Bubble Palace - in Cannes , France , which was built between 1975 and 1989. Pierre Cardin purchased the home at auction in the early 1990s as a vacation home. He was drawn to the property saying, "Round shapes have always inspired me," and compared it to a woman's body saying ". everything is absolutely sensual." After all, Cardin did design the famous Bubble Dress in 1958 and is known for dressing The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Currently for sale, the connecting bubbles representing one room each, is spread over six levels on 1.75 acres on a cliff with 180-degree-views over the Mediterranean . With not a straight line on the property, the 10-bedroom residence has all spherical formal and private rooms including curved bathroom fixtures. The lush gardens contain ponds and swimming pools that artistically reflect the architecture both during the day and when lit at night. At the edge of the cliff is a 500-seat, open-air auditorium with views of the Mediterranean and the Bay of Cannes . Michaël Zingraf Real Estate in Cannes , France holds the listing, recently reduced from $456 million to $335 million. It is the second-most expensive home currently for sale in Europe . "Frank Sinatra's Rat Pack Home" After almost 20 years of Las Vegas appearances, Frank Sinatra wanted a place where he and his friends could hang out for an occasional hiatus from their fans in a private location. Sinatra referred to himself as an "18-karat manic depressive" which was carefully hidden from the public. He was always torn between wanting a solitary place to escape but also somewhere to party with his friends and distract from the depression days. In 1953, Sinatra had co-starred in the film "From Here to Eternity" cast as Private Angelo Maggio and won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. In 1967, Sinatra built a home on five acres 4,300 feet above Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley . He named it "Villa Maggio" after his character in the film.  Now for sale, the home is the quiet, private retreat that Sinatra had always wanted. At Villa Maggio, he created the best of both worlds, perfect for entertaining his Rat Pack buddies to soften the lows or keep it to himself when experiencing the highs. The arrangement worked so well that he resided at the rustic estate for 12 years - almost until his death. The 10-acre compound of three buildings is perched on a craggy hilltop surrounded by boulders and exquisite views. Built in rustic style with warm woods, local stone and seven stone fireplaces in the main house, it has two kitchens, dining and living rooms, a den, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The attached guest quarters have two bedrooms, bath, living room with fireplace and a full kitchen. The detached guest house is two stories with a small kitchen, a bathroom, a stone fireplace and a deck overlooking the view. It also has its own generator, water tower and well. The pool house has a great room with stone fireplace, two bathrooms, two saunas and a mini-kitchen with views over the pool and tennis court. A private helipad allows guests to fly in and out and there is parking for 25 cars. Although much of the home has been updated such as the commercial-grade kitchen, some of Sinatra's personal touches are still at the home including a secret doorway, bathroom wallpaper and a Ronson foodmatic. The current owner's family were Sinatra friends and the only occupants since he lived in the home. Markus Canter and Cristie St. James of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Scott Palermo and Jim Sanak of Harcourts Desert Homes are the listing agents. Currently on the market priced at $3.9 million. "Elvis Presley's Beverly Hills Home" The days of Elvis slouched on a well-worn overstuffed sofa with a plate stacked high with peanut butter and banana sandwiches on his lap are long over for the house that he and Priscilla bought for $400,000 when they were first married in 1967. Back in the day, the gated French Regency house had the great bones that it has today, but 1960's Elvis style was a far cry from the slick, sophisticated home it is today. Along with the home of 5,400 square feet, the property has an attached guest house, large motor court and decadent pool terrace overlooking the city to ocean views. The four-bedroom, five-bath residence is sited on 1.18 acres on a street popularly known as "Billionaires Row," which is quite the celebrity magnet. The newly renovated interior includes high ceilings, hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling windows and glass doors that open to the terraces and view. Updates include new flooring, an added laundry room, upgraded electrical, stainless-steel kitchen appliances and resurfaced pool and spa. Oozing both glamour and warmth, the home has a luxurious master suite, skylights and fireplaces including one pool side with fetching venues for entertaining throughout the property. Mauricio Umansky of The Agency in Beverly Hills holds the listing for this newly updated contemporary estate formerly owned by The King of Rock n' Roll. Priced at $30 million. "Frank Lloyd Wright's Final Home" When we sit gazing out our sliding glass doors over the yard or put our bare feet on the warm floor kept toasty by the under floor heating, we have Frank Lloyd Wright to thank for that. Short of upgraded appliances and fad changes in surface materials, the architectural concepts we enjoy most in our homes today came from Mr. Wright. The most famous architect in American history, Frank Lloyd Wright designed over 1,000 structures (532 were completed) in his 70-years-plus career - mostly homes but also hotels, schools, churches, the Johnson Wax Headquarters and the Guggenheim Museum . His final design was the Norman Lykes House in Phoenix in the same year of his death in 1959. It is now for sale priced at $3.25 million. With a site on top of Palm Canyon with views of the valley, Wright began the Lykes design by replicating the curves of the mountainsides, making the home an integral part of its environment and providing big views for its owners and visitors. Though Wright passed away before finishing the working plans, the Lykes hired his apprentice, John Rattenbury, to complete the plans according to the details set forth by Wright. The couple loved the completed plans, though it was another seven years before they started construction. When they did, Rattenbury oversaw the build and the home was completed in 1967. In addition to the structure itself, Wright also designed the furniture and built-ins for the home. Now for sale and registered with the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, the 2,849-square-foot home on one acre of desert plateau has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, the Wright-signature large living room fireplace intended to bring families and friends together, a lower-level media room, two home offices with built-ins of desk, cabinet storage and walls of shelving, a distinctive curved kitchen with Wright-designed island and unique under-cabinet windows and timeless stainless-steel counters, contemporary tiled large baths, and a privacy walled crescent pool patio viewed from inside through glass walls. There is also a separate large office in the round with all built-in furnishings encircled by half-moon windows. Views of valley and mountains can be seen from almost every room. "Prince's Spanish Wedding Home" Prince loved the color purple and incorporated it into several of his homes. In 2004, great publicity ensued when he painted a Beverly Hills home he had rented from NBA Basketball star Carlos Boozer in purple stripes, installed a purple carpet with his monogram and changed the plumbing to send water to a hair salon. Boozer filed a lawsuit saying he had broken the terms of his lease, but later withdrew it when Prince paid to have the house returned to its former neutrals. Named as one "of the most influential artists of the rock & roll era," Prince was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, won an Academy Award for his film "Purple Rain" along with seven Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe Award. Prince has sold over 100 million records, making him one of the highest paid artists of all time. Though connected with many celebrity women, he married his backup singer, Mayte Garcia, on Valentine's Day 1996. In 1998, Prince bought a stunning villa in Spain as a gift to his wife. It was west of Marbella in the hills of El Paraiso with views of the sea, mountains, valley and golf course. They decorated it elaborately in pure Prince style. Mayte and Prince divorced in 1999 and sold the villa. The new owner redecorated to tone it down to more universally preferred elegance, and put it on the market in early 2016. Sited on 1.45 subtropical walled and landscaped acres, the 7,535-square-foot villa has 2,583 square feet of terraces for outdoor living with tennis court, pool and three-car garage with additional parking for six. The landscape is softly lit at night affording ambiance for outdoor entertaining. Inside are six bedroom suites including two masters with the grand master encompassing two levels. Public rooms are opulent with good flow, a new fully-equipped kitchen has been reconstructed and the entire villa has been updated with the finest materials. It is said that this home and its romantic location was the inspiration for many of Prince's songs. Evert Ebus of Engel & Volkers is the listing agent for the villa, previously priced at $5.99 million, now reduced to $5.2 million. "President-Elect Donald Trump's First Mansion " Back in 1982 when he was still a Democrat, before he was a billionaire and a brand name and reality television star and on his first marriage to Ivana, President-elect Trump was a rising star in the New York City real estate world and shopping for his first trophy mansion. Trump's fabulous homes, that began with that first mansion in Connecticut , is a big part of the man's story. Trump's collection of expensive, and even a few historic homes, rivals almost anyone else in the world. His main residence is a posh three-level penthouse at Trump Tower on New York 's Fifth Avenue where he has lived and supervised his vast business operations since 1983. Also in the Gotham area, in 1996 he purchased a 60-room mansion in Bedford , New York with three pools and a bowling alley. He later bought Albemarle with a 23,000-square-foot home, vineyard and winery on 2,000 acres in Virginia for $12.7 million, a fraction of the original asking price of $100 million. It is now a B&B known as Albemarle Estate at Trump Winery with daily room rates ranging from about $400. In 2008, Trump expanded his home stockpile to the West Coast when he purchased a six bedroom, 10,400-square-foot home on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills . His #1 trophy home is still his Mar-A-Lago mansion and resort for the ultra wealthy in Palm Beach , Florida that he purchased in 1985 for $10 million. The 1920's mansion with 62,000 square feet and over 100 rooms was originally built for Post Cereal heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post. Donald Trump was only 35 when he and Ivana purchased his starter mansion, a 5.8-acre home on a peninsula in Greenwich for $4 million. Always a family-oriented business, Ivana was also remodeling the Plaza Hotel in Manhattan which Trump purchased in the early 1980s and she was able to incorporate many of the same materials in the decoration of their new home creating a residence dripping in gold leaf, elegant chandeliers and crown moldings. When they divorced in 1992, Ivana won the mansion in the property settlement. She sold the home in 1998 for $15 million and the mansion's new owners immediately began a renovation to tone it down a bit and also added tennis courts, indoor lap pool, sauna and a 4,000-square-foot addition with guest suites. Originally built in 1939 for Robert Hillas, president of the Superheater Company in New York City, the 19,773-square-foot Georgian Colonial main house and guest house have eight bedrooms, thirteen baths, a three-story rotunda foyer with double grand staircase, formal rooms and views of Long Island Sound. Also included is a home theater, putting green, multiple terraces and patios, tennis courts and three fully-equipped staff apartments. Donald Trump's former Connecticut mansion with major additions, six waterfront acres and a private boat dock was for sale at $45 million. It has recently been taken off the market; it's unclear whether it's been sold or simply on pause. "Pharrell Williams' Miami Penthouse Sold" Pharrell Williams had every reason to be "Happy" after finally selling his Miami Brickell Avenue penthouse to a New Jersey businessman. With his main residence in Los Angeles' swanky Laurel Canyon that he bought in 2015, it wasn't feasible to hold on to the penthouse, even if it did have what many would call the best location in the South Florida condo lineup. Perched on top of the 40-story Bristol Tower at the entrance to Key Biscayne, it is just a stone's throw from trendy Coconut Grove and a quick drive in the other direction to South Beach - three locations with possibly the best restaurants, clubs, beaches and marinas in Miami . At 10,000 square feet, the penthouse has five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and an additional 5,000 square feet of terraces with its own rooftop swimming pool and a second-level summer kitchen. He purchased the condo in 2007 for $12.525 million, then transformed it into a mogul palace with his art and furniture collection. Views of 360 degrees take in Biscayne Bay , the Atlantic Ocean , Key Biscayne, Coconut Grove and the brilliance of the Miami condo skyline. Originally listed in 2012 for $16.8 million, the property went on and off the market with several price cuts until selling for $9.25 million. " Tyler Perry Mansion Sets New Atlanta Record" It was a good year for Tyler Perry whose newest movie, "Boo," grossed $75 million at the box office. He also sold his Georgia mansion, listed in 2015 at $25 million, for $17.5 million - breaking the record for Atlanta area real estate sales. Perched high above the Chattahoochee River, the 34,688-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and fourteen baths, stately formal rooms, a two-story library, infinity-edge swimming pool, lighted tennis court on top of a two-story parking garage, fully-equipped gym, spa, theater, hobby house and an underground ballroom with catering kitchen. There are both formal and informal gardens, an entire estate generator, guard house, caretaker's suite and presidential-level security system including two gated and secured residential entrances. "Kirk Douglas Palm Springs Home" As Kirk Douglas celebrated his 100th birthday at the Beverly Hills Hotel on December 9th, he was joined by his wife, his son Michael and wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, Don Rickles, important film executive friends and his cardiologist who handed him a tall vodka. Since the doctor told him for years that he couldn't have a drink until he turned 100, it was a fitting thing to do. To Kirk Douglas, age is still just a matter of numbers, but it's still nice to have accumulated more memories than almost anyone else. His Palm Springs home likely held many of the happiest. The longtime vacation home of Kirk and Anne Douglas in the historic Old Las Palmas neighborhood, where they escaped Hollywood for over 40 years until they sold it in 1999, was for sale in 2016. The 4,000-square-foot home, originally designed by Donald Wexler for the owner of the champion racehorse Seabiscuit, retains the purity of Wexler's original design with its flagstone-and-pecky cypress foyer, walls of floor-to-ceiling glass and beamed ceilings. The open floor plan includes formal dining and sitting areas with casual fireside seating; the original mirrored wet bar reminding of old Hollywood , updated baths and an updated kitchen with the expected granite and stainless steel. The five bedrooms and eight baths include two master suites, Kirk's suite and Anne's suite designed each to their personal preferences, both opening to terraces overlooking the mature landscaped grounds. A large interior atrium opens the main rooms to outdoor living and the exterior gated perimeter wall encloses gardens, pool terrace and tennis court. The new owner will be the next door neighbor of Leonardo DiCaprio, who purchased Dinah Shore 's former home in 2014. The Douglas home sold above the asking price of $3.45 million. The buyers are a perfect match as they have a longtime personal friendship with Michael Douglas and his wife. Accordingly, Kirk and Anne, their children and grandchildren will once again be enjoying the secluded estate. Jim Schwietz of Bennion Deville Homes in Palm Springs was the listing agent. Visit TopTenRealEstateDeals.com for more celebrity, famous and spectacular homes. Top 10 lists are available to media outlets for publication. Home photos available at: http://bit.ly/toptenmedia. Contact: Terry Walsh Marketing Coordinator TopTenRealEstateDeals.com terry@toptenrealestatedeals.com 12.23.16

Celebrity Homes: Santa Claus, Leonardo DiCaprio & Donald Trump Home News

TopTenRealEstateDeals.com provides a one-stop web feature to learn the latest scoop on today's important and celebrity real estate news. A rundown of recent important and interesting real estate news: "Santa's North Pole House Not For Sale" Although it is not for sale, a real estate website has calculated Santa's North Pole home value at over $650,000. Features include a gourmet kitchen, toy workshop and reindeer stable. "Super Glue Beach Home For Sale" The late Howard Sussman was the mayor of Hillsboro Beach, part of a long stretch of Florida beach condos, and also the original marketer of Super Glue. He came up with the Krazy Glue idea of the construction worker glued by his hard hat to a construction beam. Sussman's beach home is for sale at $7.5 million. "Trump's New York Penthouse" A great location on three floors with Central Park views, Donald Trump's New York penthouse is worth about $100 million. "Beverly Hills Amenities Include a Robot" A new apartment building near Beverly Hills features a robot that has been programmed to navigate the halls and elevator to deliver packages to residents. Rentals start at $9,000 per month. The robot's name is Charley. "DiCaprio Takes Loss On NYC Condo" Leonardo DiCaprio paid $10 million for his Greenwich Village condo in 2014 but just sold it for $8 million. Home features include a lighting system that claims to promote health and piped-in aromatherapy. "Top 10 U.S. Affordable Towns" The real estate website Curbed has a look at 10 towns that are both affordable and on the move. Most are in the midwestern, western and southern U.S. including Indianapolis , Saint Louis and Columbus , Ohio . "Miami Penthouse Sets New Record" A Miami Beach condo penthouse has set a new level for Florida condo prices at $65 million. "Bob Hope's UFO Home Sold" Bob Hope's UFO home in Palm Springs , California recently sold for $13 million. The home was first listed in 2013 at $50 million. "U.S. Home Prices Hit All-Time High" After four years of steady increases and a 5.5 percent jump since 2015, U.S. home prices are at a record high in much of the country, surpassing 2006 pre-crash levels. Visit TopTenRealEstateDeals.com for more celebrity homes and real estate news. Contact: Terry Walsh Marketing Coordinator terry@toptenrealestatedeals.com 12.23.16

  Humanity First Canada

600 Bowes Road , Unit #40,  Concord , ON   L4K 4A3 - T: 416.440.0346, E: info@humanityfirst.cawww.humanityfirst.ca  Join us on Dec 24-25 to assist Humanity First feed the homeless people in downtown Toronto area. Under Humanity First food Security Program, our volunteers regularly feed low income families and people on the street in Canada as well as villagers in remote parts of Africa . Toronto is a world class city but it has its share of people who live on the streets and rely on generosity of more affluent people and their spirit of volunteerism. Humanity First volunteers fill this gap by delivering food to the homes of people and also serve food on the streets and shelters. Every month, hundreds of families in GTA receive food, clothing and transit ticket assistance from Humanity First. Under our Feed the Hungry program in Africa , every year we distribute food packages and fresh meat to tens of thousands of people. If you would like to volunteer with Humanity First to feed the homeless and needy, please email us at fth@humanityfirst.ca If you would like to donate for this cause or for any other program of Humanity First, please visit www.humanityfirst.ca/donate  Thank you for helping Humanity First making a difference in lives of many in need of humanitarian assistance. Thank you for your kindness, generosity and support. We wish you happy holiday season and a wonderful 2017! Best Regards! Your Humanity First Volunteers!  Become a Volunteer    Make a Donation 12.23.16

Asbestos-related diseases

ALTHOUGH CANADIANS suffering from asbestos-related diseases may be cheering the federal government’s decision to ban the manufacture, use and importation of asbestos by 2018, those suffering from asbestos-related diseases such as fibrotic lung disease (asbestosis) or lung cancer, can take little comfort as they fight for their lives knowing that many don’t qualify for a standard life insurance policy, leaving loved ones exposed. There is now a light of hope this Christmas as one Canadian company has launched a series of new life insurance products that will ensure every asbestos victim 18 to 80 years old in
Canada seeking life insurance will now be able to obtain a policy. Canada Protection Plan’s new simplified life insurance products provide up to $1 million in coverage, with no medical required for up to $500,000. Canada Protection Plan also provides coverage and peace of mind for Canadians with serious conditions such as diabetes, cancer, coronary artery disease high blood pressure, alcoholism, epilepsy, liver disease, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease. “Our new products now protect more people with a wider range of health conditions and more lenient approvals. We want to get the message out to people affected by a serious disease such as asbestosis or lung cancer that they will be covered at a competitive price,” says Michael Aziz, a Senior Vice President at Canada Protection Plan. The new coverage also includes opportunities for complimentary benefits that may include: Emergency short-term financial assistance program · Terminal illness loan program worth 75% of your coverage up to $250,000  Please let me know your interest in interviewing Michael Aziz and we will be pleased to organize an interview before the new year. Best regards,  Lisa Raffaele, Account Director, PUNCH Canada Inc.  t: 647-837-1265 | m: 647-896-0743 | e: Lisa@punchcanada.com   punchcanada.com | @PUNCHCanada | linkedin.com/punchcanada 12.23.16

Lies and Love Cleansing the Heart to Make Room for Radical Love

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of a wonderful new book, Lies and Love: Cleansing the Heart to Make room for Radical Love, for consideration of a review, interview or feature. Author, military veteran and minister, Vanessa Werts helps her readers to rid themselves of the hurt, frustrations, and anger that keeps them from walking in the fullness of God. Vanessa is an engaging guest; please read the press release below and let me know if you would like to receive a complimentary copy of the book for review or to schedule an interview.  If you would like to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send a .jpg of the author and book cover to you.  Thank you! Helen Cook  PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations 903-654-0938 Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com  www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 12.21.16

Christmas is magical

Christmas is magical and what better way to celebrate the holidays than to read about miracles that are so extraordinary they defy science and logic! In Miracles We Have Seen, Dr. Harvey Rotbart shares a collection of essays written by doctors and medical professionals on astonishing medical miracles they witnessed, and all proceeds from the book sales are going to charities named by the story writers. 
Some of these stories will be featured in an upcoming Dr. Oz Show, 'Unexpected Medical Miracles,' scheduled to air in January. Miracles We Have Seen would make a truly uplifting addition to anyone's gift-giving list this holiday season. I would like to send a copy of Miracles in consideration of an interview or review from you. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Rotbart, who makes a great guest, or forward a review copy of the book.  If you would like to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send a .jpg of the author and book cover to you.  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 12.17.16

Inspired by his two young daughters

Inspired by his two young daughters, Mike Guardia penned a delightful children's story just in time for the holidays. It's Snowing in Hawaii is a whimsical, beautifully illustrated book that has appeal to kids who love colorful pictures to bring the story alive, and to parents everywhere who want to give their children something different and more meaningful this holiday season. A Captain in the US Army Reserve, Mike Guardia is the renowned author of several military history books, including Hal Moore: A Soldier Once...and Always and Shadow Commander. He makes a great guest. Please read the following press release and consider interviewing Mike during this holiday season to reach everyone out there looking for something different for their children, or let me know if I may forward a copy of his new children's book for a review. If you wish to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you a jpg of the author and book cover for your use.  Thank you! Julia Hicks, 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 12.17.16

As many people look ahead for ways to better themselves in 2017

As many people look ahead for ways to better themselves in 2017, maintaining good spinal health and