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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

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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
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  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
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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  
news@ascotmedianews.com
   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 pain management should be one of them. Dr. Evelyn Haworth has created a way for people to manage their back, neck and shoulder pain, ailments such as headaches and insomnia, as well as a solution to improve one's spinal alignment and posture with the creation of her Tru-Align Body System. I have included a few facts below about Dr. Evelyn Haworth and her Tru-Align Body system, which is helping thousands of people and athletes nationwide maintain spinal health and treat discomfort and provides people with an alternative to prescription pills and expensive surgeries. --Nicki PS Let me know if you would like to set up an interview Dr. Haworth. She travels often and has appeared on various shows nationwide, discussing pain management, spinal health, posture and other related topics. Created by a Chicago Chiropractor the Tru-Align Body system is a revolutionary, at home treatment system that is clinically proven to alleviate pain and stiffness for the groin, sacra-iliac, neck, shoulder, jaw, upper and lower back. It also, reduces or resolves headaches, sinus pressure, pinched nerves, disc problems, low energy, trouble sleeping and pregnancy discomforts. The system only needs to be used just 20 minutes a day. It can easily be set up and put away and is convenient to travel with. Using the system also improves posture, spinal alignment, flexibility and joint mobility and can serve as a pro-active way to avoid future discomfort Dr. Haworth and her Tru-Algin system has appeared on the Doctors TV and various news affiliate stations nationwide. Need more info? Visit www.kacelia.com or see the system in action with the video below! Nicki Thomas, Veteran PR, P. 708-733-0728, E. nicki@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 12.16.16

The holidays are literally just around the corner

The holidays are literally just around the corner and the season to party is in full swing! We all know that drinking and driving can get you into trouble  but did you know that you can be arrested for impaired driving even if you're not in the driver's seat? A few aspects of the law that you may not know about: a) Sobering up in the back seat of your car is a huge no no and if caught, you could be charged with a DUI! This may not be the best place to sleep off a bender, especially if you have the car key in your possession. b) Drinking inside of your parked car can also land you in jail. An open container of alchohol is all it takes to get you charged with unlawful consumption, even if you're sitting in the back seat chillin. c)  Imbibing near or around your car is illegal even if the door is locked and the ignition is off. If you are thinking about having a quiet drink by the lake or gathering with friends for a tailgate party, think again. You could be charged with unlawful consumption and/or public intoxication! These are only a few aspects of the law that can steer you unknowingly into the slammer. Let’s set up a chat with criminal lawyer and DUI expert, David Anber of Dynamic Legal Solutions. Anber has all the info your readers need to know, including what the laws are, their implications and what to do if it happens to you! Please let me know if you are interested in interviewing David Anber and I'll set it up! Thanks! Susan Mackasey, PR Rep for David Anber, 514-518-4328, susan@mackaseyhoward.com 12.16.16

It's safe to say the nation is at a tipping point.

It's safe to say the nation is at a tipping point. What might that look like? Please allow me to send you a review copy of William Forstchen's The Final Day, the highly anticipated third book in the riveting John Matherson series. New York Times best-selling author Forstchen has a deep understanding of the connections between technology, politics, national security and the world today, and always leaves his readers on the edge of their seats. Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address if you'd like a copy for review or feature consideration, or contact me if you're interested in scheduling an interview. If you'd like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you! Monica Foster, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 – Main 281.324.2180 - Office, 713.446.8815 - Cell  foster@ascotmediagroup.com   www.ascotmedia.com 12.16.16

The Joy of Giving: 5 Ways to Give with the Whole Family

Hope your week's going well! I'm writing in case you missed the below article about giving during the holidays, including ideas to get the whole family involved. If you're interested in sharing it with your readers, please let me know. Happy to send anything else you might need. The holiday season is such a fun time for families, filled with festive events to attend and gifts to give and receive. More and more, though, parents are looking for ways to show their children that this season is about so much more than bright lights and presents. Finding ways to give back as a family isn't always easy, but Simone Mets offers five great suggestions in the article below titled "The Joy of Giving: 5 Ways to Give with the Whole Family." Again, please let me know if you'd like to share the article below with your audience so they can be inspired to enjoy the best gift of all with their families this season: the joy of giving and everlasting memories. I look forward to hearing from you! Happy Holidays!  My best, Jennifer Tucker / SMITH Publicity 856.489.8654 ext. 303 / jennifer@smithpublicity.com 12/16/16

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 12.13.16

Who do you tip this holiday

There’s the mailman and the doorman, the pet sitter and personal trainer, not to forget the housekeeper, home healthcare worker and many others.  Who do you tip this holiday season and how much? Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author, and the founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers this simple checklist of which service providers you need to tip this holiday season and how much: http://www.protocolww.com/   Thanks! Scott Jones  954-821-3434   scott@serbinmedia.com   12.13.16

Tis' the season for so many things on the "to do" list

Tis' the season for so many things on the "to do" list and overwhelming feelings of stress and anxiety. It is hard to stop yourself and remember the joy of the season. Alexis Marie Chute is a Canadian award-winning creative artist, author and bereavement counselor. After her son Zachary died in her arms at birth from a tumor wrapped around his heart, her perspectives dramatically all changed. Prior to his death, Chute enjoyed a passionate and rewarding career in painting, photography and writing. After Zachary's death, she struggled with her faith and her identity as a mom, wife and artist. This time of year in particular makes her reflect as Zachary's due date was Christmas but she has a wonderful, inspiring perspective that she would like to share with your readers about finding the joy in the season. Below my signature line is her article. Please let me know if you wish to share it, Martin. My best and happy holidays,. 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 12.13.16

Communication expert and author Professor Leslie Shore

I am sending this press release to introduce you to communication expert and author
Professor Leslie Shore in consideration of an interview from you. The one thing highly successful people share is they know how to communicate effectively. While technology brings the world to our fingertips in extraordinary ways, it comes at a cost. We lose the art of communication. Social graces are taking a back seat to technology as people lose their verbal and written communication skills and replace them with text-speak and emoticons. Knowing how to listen is the key to success in everything from "the boardroom to the bedroom," says Shore, who has been a featured guest on top TV and radio shows around the nation. Leslie Shore makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her, or 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. Steve Allen, "PR With A Conscience" SteveAllenMedia.com  661.255.8283  12.10.16

My name is Gavin Prout, VP

My name is Gavin Prout, VP of Special Benefits Insurance Services (SBIS), an Ontario-based brokerage firm offering affordable health, dental and travel insurance to Canadian individuals. Dedicated to our clients, we were chosen to be an exclusive partner for Green Shield Canada ’s Prism health and dental programs because of our outstanding commitment to customer service and accessibility. With the holiday travel season right around the corner, I would like to submit a story idea for your consideration. • 5 Reasons NOT to Skip Travel Insurance For Trips Out Of Province (Why supplemental travel insurance can mean the difference between a great time and a financial nightmare)  I would love to contribute to The Montreal Tribune  and I thought this topic may be of interest to your audience. I am also available to be interviewed if you need a Canadian health and dental insurance expert for any upcoming articles. Please let me know if I can send you my press kit so you can take a closer look. Thanks! Gavin Prout  Vice President   Special Benefits Insurance Services   https://www.sbis.ca  12.10.16

Hi Conrad – great to connect with you!

My name is Olivia Moore and I’m the day-to-day contact for Lampe Berger – a pioneer in home fragrance that we now represent in the Canadian market. Are you familiar with the brand? If not, I wanted to put Lampe Berger on your radar because it’s not only the best alternative to scented candles, but our customers prefer this French fragrance for its innovative ability to simultaneously purify the air andeliminate unwanted odors. Not to mention the lamps themselves are beautiful home décor pieces. The brand launched four new evocative scents for its Fall/Winter 2016 collection: Extreme Orange, Majestic Sequoia, Subtle Almond and Wild Berries. They join the existing line of more than 50 world renowned fragrances. Each luscious scent is steeped in history and have been personally produced by master perfumers who incorporate their own olfactory memories. Additionally, the brand recently launched Parfum Berger, a collection of home fragrance products that include luxury room sprays, reed diffusers and diffusers with beautiful ceramic flower tops. Furthermore, a new collection of scents and lamp designs for the spring will be released in the near future – more details to come! Would Lampe Berger and its fragrances be a fit for upcoming coverage? If interested, I’d be happy to provide additional information and samples. Looking forward to your thoughts,   Olivia Moore    Account Executive | Lou Hammond Group  212.891.0207  oliviam@louhammond.com  www.louhammond.com  New York  |  Charleston  |  Miami  |  Los Angeles    12.10.16

Someone says they want to help you?

We get it. Someone says they want to help you, and then they try and follow up with a survey. And another survey is the last thing you want to see. We can't totally blame you for not following up with us. But it really is the best way for us to learn how we can use our data to make your research work easier. And that counts for something, right? Just respond to this email, and we'll send you the survey link. We promise it's short! Thanks for your time!, Katy Tripses, Head of Growth | StudySoup 12.09.16

 A Mystical Journey Into The Beauty And Awe Of Life,

So many people are upset and angry at this time. Authors Will Arntz (What the Bleep Do We Know?!) and Deirdre Hade have amazing tools to share to help us find peace and harmony in the challenging times in which we live. Their new book, The (not so) Little Book of Surprises invites the reader to transform in new and surprising ways that are sure to improve the lives of the readers. I'd be happy to send you a copy (printed or digital) in consideration of an interview or review.  Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with the author that's sure to entertain and inform your audience. Thank you.  Dea Shandera-Hunter, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone, 747.239.1715Office, 310.699.7880 Cell, news@ascotmedianews.com  
www.ascotmedia.com 12.09.16

Stephen Foster

As a struggling songwriter living on the Bowery during the Civil War, Stephen Foster, the man long associated with controversial plantation songs like "Swanee River" and "My Old Kentucky Home," wrote innovative songs that paved the way to vaudeville, musical theater, and Broadway. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of a remarkable new book for review, author interview, or feature presentation. Author JoAnne O'Connell has a fresh perspective on composer Stephen Foster within the political and historical context of his own times, demonstrating that the legacy of the father of American music should not be defined solely by his plantation songs. Please take a look at the press release below and, if interested, kindly contact me to schedule an interview. For a complimentary copy of her book, The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster, A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man behind "
Swanee River ,"  "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home," just send me your postal address; if you'd like to run this story we'd be happy to send you jpgs of the book cover Thank you for your kind consideration! Jacob Pittman, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone, 832-569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com, www.ascotmedia.com 12.09.16

Have you seen our list of the 'Top 6 Gifts' this holiday season?

Have you seen our list of the 'Top 6 Gifts' this holiday season? From convenient technology to sweet holiday treats, they'll be a gift for everyone on your list. If you are interested in learning more please let me know!   1. Music Muffs-- Give a gift both stylish and warm to help get through the chilly winter season. Designed to top the competition, the Music Muffs produce the best quality sound in their field.  The muffs are made of premium fabric and are adjustable to ensure comfortability at all times.  Complete with a slider to change the volume and smart button to select/change songs, pause/play, and answer calls, all controls can be altered while wearing gloves.  Not only are they convenient but they also come in a variety of styles to ensure that you will look fashionable while feeling comfortable and warm. Music Muffs can be purchased online at www.shopyatra.com. Retail: $49.99  2. Aquatune 5712-The most compact speaker in Yatra's Aquatune line, the Aquatune 5712 was created to bring along with on any adventure. Waterproof, shockproof, and built to float, the speaker emits up to 10 hours of dynamic sound. Whether trudging through the snow or relaxing on the beach this holiday season, the 5712 will ensure that your favorite music comes along. Coming this holiday season, Aquatune 5712 will be available to purchase in all Container Store   3. 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. The holidays can be hectic but your loved ones will love to unwind with fragrances such as French Lavender, Laos White Tea and Ginger, and Thai Jasmine Bamboo. Oojra can be purchased online at http://oojra.com/. Limited time holiday pricing $39.99. (Originally $64.99)  4. Groove Life-Groove Life will give you one less thing to worry about while active or simply going through your busy day. 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 training. The stylish ring will put your mind and body at ease. With a lifetime warranty this gift will never lose its use. Groove Life can be purchased online at www.goovelife.co. Retail $29.95  5. BOMB Coffee—A must-have for the coffee lover on your list! BOMB Coffee is blasted with twice the amount of caffeine of a regular cup of coffee. BOMB uses naturally grown, hand picked Robusta beans to ensure that quality and flavor are not compromised. The veteran owned company carefully roasts, 100% Robusta beans delivering a satisfying sip and the highest caffeine jolt available in the world. Their products can be purchased online at www.bombcoffee.com/.  6. Malt Shop Cookies--The most personal gifts are the ones of warmth and simplicity. Malt Shop Cookies provides both. Upon receiving the package, the recipient will open to a customized Gift Bag or Gift Tin with a personalized photo and message. The taste of the malted milk cookie will then deliver a forgotten flavor and treasured memory of Malt Shops, Soda Fountains, and Diners. Available in Chocolate Chip, Mocha Chocolate, and Double Chocolate, there is a flavor for everyone. The cookies can be purchased online at http://www.maltshopcookies.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 12.08.16

Author Ralph Masengill's new book, Conquer Change and Win

Regardless if you were jumping for joy or horrified on election night, both sides are in for huge changes starting January 20th. Since change is the only constant in life, why is it we're not always sure how to react to it? One thing is certain, over the next two years we need to be ready for this storm of change and not get caught off balance, so we have the best advantage possible when it comes to new opportunities. I would like to forward a copy of best-selling author Ralph Masengill's new book, Conquer Change and Win, in consideration of an interview or review from you. As one of our nation's original change agents, Masengill's book is based on the wisdom of one who has made the journey of sustained success and offers proven advice on how we should react to change for a more positive outcome in our own lives.  Ralph Masengill makes a dynamic guest who easily engages an audience. 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.  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! 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 12.08.16

A Mystical Journey Into The Beauty And Awe Of Life

So many people are upset and angry at this time. Authors Will Arntz (What the Bleep Do We Know?!) and Deirdre Hade have amazing tools to share to help us find peace and harmony in the challenging times in which we live. Their new book, The (not so) Little Book of Surprises invites the reader to transform in new and surprising ways that are sure to improve the lives of the readers. I'd be happy to send you a copy (printed or digital) in consideration of an interview or review. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with the author that's sure to entertain and inform your audience. Thank you. Dea Shandera-Hunter, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone, 747.239.1715Office, 310.699.7880 Cell, news@ascotmedianews.com, www.ascotmedia.com 12.07.16

New Children's Book Says "Aloha" To A Blizzard ... 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 12.06.16

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 more money, a new job, finding love, or even losing weight. According to serial entrepreneur and investor May McCarthy, who has grown several companies to multi-million dollar 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. Steve Allen, "PR with a Conscience" SteveAllenMedia.com 661.255.8283 12.06.16

Airborne Park Speedway

Plattsburgh , NY  –  11/30/2016  – Airborne Park Speedway has officially announced its transformation from an asphalt surface to a dirt surface for the 2017 season. The official announcement comes after many rumors about the track changing over. Airborne Promoter, John Walker, made the announcement Tuesday afternoon. "We have been waiting to make a final decision about this," Walker said. "After exploring options and speaking with many people, this is the right decision and we're moving forward with it." 12.05.16

Authors Will Arntz (What the Bleep Do We Know?!) and Deirdre Hade

So many people are upset and angry at this time. Authors Will Arntz (What the Bleep Do We Know?!) and Deirdre Hade have amazing tools to share to help us find peace and harmony in the challenging times in which we live. Their new book, The (not so) Little Book of Surprises invites the reader to transform in new and surprising ways that are sure to improve the lives of the readers. I'd be happy to send you a copy (printed or digital) in consideration of an interview or review. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with the author that's sure to entertain and inform your audience. Thank you.  Dea Shandera-Hunter, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone, 747.239.1715Office, 310.699.7880 Cell news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 12.05.16

 Nutriblade

With the New Year quickly approaching people are already making their resolutions to get in better shape. I wanted to pass along some information on an amazing product called Nutriblade.  I have included some additional information below.  Harnessing the energy and immune boosting benefits of wheatgrass, Nutriblade will keep you feeling healthy and energized. Each bottle is packed with 13 vitamins, 12 minerals, 20 amino acids, 2g of natural complete protein, and 60mg of purifying chlorophyll, all for just 100 calories. Nutriblade is free of all artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives. The best part is it tastes as good as it is for you. In a variety of flavors like Original, Wild Blueberry, Tart Cherry, and Sweet Pear, there is one to please everyone's tastebuds. Retail $2.99  Another must-have for the active health conscious person is Nutriblade's Wheatgrass Shot. They are the healthiest way to get your energy boost. Its simple grab and go packaging proves that it was made with your convenience in mind. Each 2.5oz shot contains 13 vitamins, 12 minerals, 20 amino acids, and 20mg of energy generating chlorophyll. This chlorophyll helps build one's blood count; remove toxins, heavy metals, and cancer causing agents; and promote oxygenation in the body. The shots are also non-GMO; vegan; gluten-free; dairy, nut, and soy free; and contains no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, to ensure the highest level of health. Nutriblade products can be purchased at Whole Foods, CVS, Jewel-Osco, Amazon.com, and retailers nationwide. A complete store list is available on www.nutriblade.com. For additional information please contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com.  Warmly,   Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com, www.veteranpr.com 12.05.16

100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2016

Just in time to celebrate the holiday season and a New Year around the corner, OpenTable today announced the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2016, according to OpenTable diners. Please see the bottom of this message for the full press release. Following previous announcements this year such as the 50 Best Steakhouses in Canada and the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada, this list celebrates the best overall food and hospitality across the country where extraordinary dining experiences are always on the menu. Based on diner reviews, 11 Montréal restaurants made this year's list and will continue to deliver some of the finest culinary experiences in Canada    The full list of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada for 2016 can be found at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-restaurants-in-canada-for-2016/. If you'd like to speak with OpenTable Canada or would like more information regarding this announcement, please contact us at OpenTablePR@stratamp.com. Best regards, Sachin 12.05.16

Dr. Paul Boor's latest book

I would like to forward a copy of Dr. Paul Boor's latest book, The Ice Merchant, in consideration of an interview or review from you. A scientist and professor at the nation's highest-level, infectious Bio-Lab in
Galveston , TX , Dr. Boor's vast background adds even more realism to an already riveting plot. Just in time for everyone's gift-giving list as the holidays approach...Readers are chilled to the core as they journey back in time to 1889 Galveston , where a profitable ice merchant discovers he's been duped ― unknowingly smuggling murdered young boys in between the ice, for experiments at the medical school. With masterful storytelling, the author blends thrills, romance and human weakness into a mix that makes one heck of a tale – impossible to put down! Dr. Paul Boor 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 review copy of the book.  If you'd like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you! Jacob Pittman, 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/.01.16

Dr. Tom O'Bryan has the answers

Attention people everywhere who want to feel better!  Author Dr. Tom O'Bryan has the answers to complaints about our health that are often hard to diagnose.  We hear so much about our immune system and autoimmune diseases, but the information tends to confuse us and we end up going around in circles.  Dr. Tom O'Bryan's new book, The Autoimmune Fix: How to Stop the Hidden Autoimmune Damage that Keeps You Sick, Fat and Tired Before it Turns into Disease, is just what the doctor ordered to help us find our way in this maze of information and various schools of thought. Dr. Tom O'Bryan incites a revolution against mediocre health and urges us to "wake up" by no longer accepting that our unfavorable symptoms or disease diagnoses are here to stay. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with the author. I'd be happy to send you a book (printed or digital) in consideration of an interview or review. Thank you.  Dea Shandera-Hunter, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone 747.239.1715Office 310.699.7880 Cell news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 12.01.16

Will Arntz (What the Bleep Do We Know?!

So many people are upset and angry at this time. Authors Will Arntz (What the Bleep Do We Know?!) and Deirdre Hade have amazing tools to share to help us find peace and harmony in the challenging times in which we live. Their new book, The (not so) Little Book of Surprises invites the reader to transform in new and surprising ways that are sure to improve the lives of the readers. I'd be happy to send you a copy (printed or digital) in consideration of an interview or review. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with the author that's sure to entertain and inform your audience. Thank you.  Dea Shandera-Hunter, Ascot Media Group, Post Office
Box 2394 , Friendswood , TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone  747.239.1715Office 310.699.7880 Cell  news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com 12.01.16

Humanscale is partnering with Thrive Global

We're so excited to let you know that our client Humanscale is partnering with Thrive Global, a new initiative from Arianna Huffington that aims to end stress and burnout with an integrated approach to improving wellness in life and work. The two brands are well-suited to collaborate as both are committed to promoting the health, well-being and productivity of their customers. We'll be sure to keep you in the loop as the partnership between the two brands continues to develop. To start, Humanscale workstations and products will be part of the new Thrive Global pop-up shop, launching today at 419 Broome Street , NYC and open through January 15th. More information is in the release below and you can download a copy, along with high-res images here.  Best wishes,  Chris + Danielle + Katie + Katherine 12.01.16

Foibles of family and faith always make good

Foibles of family and faith always make good entertainment in the hands of a skilled storyteller; may I send you a complimentary copy of The Thruway Killers for consideration of a review? Author Harvey Havel is a fascinating guest with a sharp and sympathetic eye for human nature. Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address if you'd like a copy for review, or contact me to schedule an interview. Thank you for your time!, Mandy Dopp, Ascot Media Group, Inc, Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax mdopp@ascotmediagroup.com  www.ascotmedia.com 11.29.16

In case you're looking to get in the spirit

In case you're looking to get in the spirit (pun intended) to ring in the new season of decorations, family time, and counting down the new year, you may need a boost and we have just the thing-  Let's toast in glitter and gold with Allaire Privee's Golden Margarita- Recipe: 2oz of Allaire Cristal Age tequila  fresh squeezed lime juice  Organic agave our over ice   Topped off with 24K eatable gold powder that melts on top of the cocktail, giving a melted gold look floating on top of the Margarita. I've attached further information and images for your interest. all the best,  Jessica Kirk 11.29.16

The Great Cardio Myth

Everyone hates cardio – but we do it anyway, running, biking, sweating, pushing ourselves on machines and on foot, as far and as fast as we can. We sweat, we ache, we injure ourselves, dread the next workout and still don't look or feel the way we are supposed to. We have all been told for years on end that if you want to be fit, slim, strong and healthy, cardio is the golden, only ticket. But what if that isn't true? Sure, cardio is essential for elite athletes and good for your heart, but what is there were better, faster, healthier ways to achieve the other results you are looking for? Cardio has its place, but its reputation as the magic bullet of fitness is misleading and often harmful. The Great Cardio Myth breaks down the science behind why cardio doesn't work for most people and offers alternative fitness routines that will help you lose fat, strengthen joints muscles and heart, boost metabolism, and feel better and stronger in 1/5 the time of a typical cardio workout. The Great Cardio Myth, written by Craig Ballantyne, CSCS, M.Sc. - a nationally renowned Strength & Conditioning coach, and creator of the bestselling Turbulence Training plan, publishes in January of 2017. Advance copies will be arriving on my desk in  a few weeks. I would love to send you a copy of Craig's book for review consideration. If you would be interested in a review copy or would like to interview him about his methods, I would be happy to set up a meeting or send you video clips. Please let me know if you are interested! I honestly think this is the next move in fitness – just in time for New Year's Resolutions! All the Best, Lisa, PS a press release is included below for your reference 11.29.16

18 percent of Canadians  "not too happy"

According to a poll (via Angus Reid Institute), 18 percent of Canadians said they were "not too happy" and only 1 in 6 were satisfied with their level of stress. And with the holiday season almost upon us, with it comes, for many people, a heightened feeling of stress from what is supposed to be "the most wonderful time of the year." So often we focus and obsess over giving the perfect gift, playing the perfect host, or making the most perfect holiday dinner - things we believe will make us happy. We reflect and dwell on resentments and on the people and things that frustrated or angered us during the year. We are often consumed by pettiness and completely miss that a new year and a new start lies ahead of us. We all need guidance to develop the tools to appreciate our true gifts this holiday season. Enter: Charles G. Hanna, highly successful Canadian CEO, philanthropist and author of the new book, Higher: Awaken to a More Fulfilling Life. Through his firsthand experience and his understanding of human nature, neuroscience, and life management, Charles, for the first time, is revealing his practical and achievable techniques, tips and tools so that everyone can find holiday cheer this year.  Eye-opening and insightful, Charles is available to discuss: Tips to get a head start and not let the stress of the holidays creep up on you this year Simple exercises anyone can do to help center themselves and get into the true holiday spirit Perception Disorder: What it is and signs you may be suffering from it this holiday season Reaching a Higher State : What this means, and his top techniques that anyone can apply to get there Why he believes happiness is a way of thinking and not the result of great achievement And much more! Please contact me to schedule a time to speak with Charles Hanna. Review copies of his book Higher are available upon request. He is taking select byline requests at this time. 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  Charles G. Hanna is the Chairman, CEO, and founder of a third-party technology provider that he began in a basement in 1979 and built into a leading service consolidation company with offices across Canada . A devoted father of three children, Hanna is involved with a range of charities, including organizations that help with cancer treatment, Canadian artists, and displaced and handicapped people. He has a particular soft spot for children and animals, and contributes his personal time in various ways to youth shelter homes and animal shelter groups. He divides his time between Toronto and Los Angeles .  Connect with Charles on www.charleshanna.com and on Twitter, @hanna_higher.  Higher: Awaken to a More Fulfilling Life is available from Amazon and most major booksellers. 11.24.16

Dr. Frank Romano has travelled to the Holy Land

This is the first time Dr. Frank Romano has travelled to the
Holy Land in the middle of a war (Intifada) between Israelis and Palestinians.
He was particularly challenged when he organized and participated in a peace and freedom march in
Hebron , the West Bank , a block away from a confrontation between Israeli soldiers and two young terrorists, who were later killed. A day later and in spite of the tension and the volatile emotions, he led the peace and freedom march there. He has spent a decade organizing grass roots efforts in Israel and Palestine to make changes for the greater good, and documents his quest in Love and Terror in the Middle East , 4th edition. In the face of the murders of his activist friends in Israel and Palestine , and the Paris and Nice massacres in his home country, France , Frank Romano remains in the fight for a durable peace in the Middle East . Please let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Romano, or please provide a mailing address if you would like to receive a copy of his book for a review. Thank you. Angela McCormick, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394 , Friendswood , TX 77549 281.333.3507 office news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 11.24.16

No matter who wins

Huge change is on the way. No matter who wins the national election in November, we are all going to experience great change over the next two years. How many times has change disrupted your life, left you feeling off-kilter, caused you to miss opportunities or react without thinking? I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of an exciting new book, Conquer Change and Win, for consideration of a review, feature or interview.  Best-selling author Ralph Masengill is an engaging and inspirational guest; please read the press release below and send me your postal address so I can send you a copy of his book, or contact me if you'd like to schedule an interview. In the event you might want 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!  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 11.24.16

 Kronos Incorporated today

Please see below for a news release issued by Kronos Incorporated today regarding a new global study by its Workforce Institute, done in conjunction with Coleman Parkes Research. Also attached is an infographic for your use. If you require a higher resolution infographic, please let us know and we can send to you in a separate email. Thank you.   Pedro 11.24.16

Hello dear members of the media (food, foodies, family, lifestyle, home, men, women)

The arrival of the first snowflakes is a ticket to cocooning and home cooking. Attached, 5 new appliances from Hamilton Beach for us or to give as a gift. If you wish to cover it, please let me know (product code and delivery address needed). Thanks!  LAMIA CHARLEBOIS, Consultante en relations publiques, Public Relations Consultant, T.: 514 279.4601, rp@lamiacharlebois.com 11.23.16  http://www.lamiacharlebois.com

As a struggling songwriter

As a struggling songwriter living on the Bowery during the Civil War, Stephen Foster, the man long associated with controversial plantation songs like "Swanee River" and "My Old Kentucky Home," wrote innovative songs that paved the way to vaudeville, musical theater, and Broadway. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of a remarkable new book for review, author interview, or feature presentation. Author JoAnne O'Connell has a fresh perspective on composer Stephen Foster within the political and historical context of his own times, demonstrating that the legacy of the father of American music should not be defined solely by his plantation songs. Please take a look at the press release below and, if interested, kindly contact me to schedule an interview. For a complimentary copy of her book, The Life and Songs of Stephen Foster, A Revealing Portrait of the Forgotten Man behind "
Swanee River ,"  "Beautiful Dreamer," and "My Old Kentucky Home," just send me your postal address; if you'd like to run this story we'd be happy to send you jpgs of the book cover. Thank you for your kind consideration! Jacob Pittman, Ascot Media Group , Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone, 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com 11.23.15

Last-minute coverage around Black Friday

If you’re doing any last-minute coverage around Black Friday and looking for tips on how to keep from overspending, here are some to consider from Steve Siebold, author of How Rich People Think: Ignore the hype: Don’t fall for marketing campaigns that make you feel as if you’re getting a great deal when you’re really not (i.e. buy it today – pay for it tomorrow).  Retailers love to make it sound like the greatest deals of the year.  Sometimes that’s true, but other times it’s not really as great as it sounds. Don’t get caught up in the moment.  If your shopping cart is overflowing, step back, regroup and make sure you can really afford everything you plan to purchase. Keep gift giving to a minimum: There’s no shame in telling people that this year will be a lean holiday season when it comes to exchanging gifts.  For close friends and family, one to two gifts is fine.  You don’t need to purchase everything in the store. Let logic be your guide: There are good deals to be had on Black Friday, but be mentally tough to know when enough is enough. Leave your emotions at home and let reason be your guide. Budget in advance: Allocate a certain amount of money for each person you plan on buying gifts for and don’t overspend by even a dollar.  People think that a few dollars over budget is no big deal, but a few dollars here and a few dollars there quickly adds up. Don’t pull out the plastic: Don’t even think of using a credit card unless you are 100% sure you can comfortably pay it off at the end of the month. Think of the future: Ask yourself if you would rather have the short-term satisfaction of expensive material possessions, or the long-term results of financial freedom and abundance. Learn from the past: Did you overspend last Black Friday or some other year?  Remember how it set you back financially?  Really revisit that pain and how miserable you felt before you head to the mall this year. Limit charitable giving. While that might seem like it goes against the spirit of the season, until you’re financially comfortable yourself, you can’t give what you don’t have. A little leftover change is one thing, but those who try and support every cause known to man but can’t afford to are doing more harm than good. Kids learn by example.  The little ones are always watching.  Even parents who have failed to reach their financial dreams can still teach their kids important lessons about money during the holiday season.  Feel free to use these tips as part of your Black Friday coverage.  www.howrichpeoplethinkbook.com  Thanks!  Jack Allen 954-821-3434  jack@serbinmedia.com 11.23.16

Dr. Paul Boor's latest book

I would like to forward a copy of Dr. Paul Boor's latest book, The Ice Merchant, in consideration of an interview or review from you. A scientist and professor at the nation's highest-level, infectious Bio-Lab in Galveston , TX , Dr. Boor's vast background adds even more realism to an already riveting plot. Just in time for everyone's gift-giving list as the holidays approach..Readers are chilled to the core as they journey back in time to 1889 Galveston , where a profitable ice merchant discovers he's been duped ― unknowingly smuggling murdered young boys in between the ice, for experiments at the medical school. With masterful storytelling, the author blends thrills, romance and human weakness into a mix that makes one heck of a tale – impossible to put down! Dr. Paul Boor 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 review copy of the book.  If you'd like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you! Jacob Pittman, 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 11.23.16

Dr. Paul Boor's latest book

I would like to forward a copy of Dr. Paul Boor's latest book, The Ice Merchant, in consideration of an interview or review from you. A scientist and professor at the nation's highest-level, infectious Bio-Lab in Galveston , TX , Dr. Boor's vast background adds even more realism to an already riveting plot. Just in time for everyone's gift-giving list as the holidays approach..Readers are chilled to the core as they journey back in time to 1889 Galveston , where a profitable ice merchant discovers he's been duped ― unknowingly smuggling murdered young boys in between the ice, for experiments at the medical school. With masterful storytelling, the author blends thrills, romance and human weakness into a mix that makes one heck of a tale – impossible to put down!  Dr. Paul Boor 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 review copy of the book.  If you'd like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you!  Jacob Pittman, 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 11.201.16

Thanks to FACE atelier,

Summer is slipping further & further away, which means our suntans are soon to be a thing of the past. Now we're left with nothing but an incorrect foundation shade. Thanks to FACE atelier, you can make your favorite foundation the perfect fit for your face! Color adjusters are a life saver when the seasons change. You're only a few drops away from a new shade! If you'd like to try a sample, let me know! Thanks :) Sammi  11.18.16

The North Country Chamber of Commerce

Plattsburgh , NY 11/16/2016 – The North Country Chamber of Commerce enthusiastically prepares for Small Business Saturday® on November 26 in partnership with the City of Plattsburgh , the Town of Plattsburgh and Clinton County . In an effort to encourage shoppers to circulate throughout the region, experiencing the very best products available on the Adirondack Coast, the Chamber has created a Small Business Saturday® Passport kindly printed by sponsor Loremans' Embroidery, Engraving & Screenprinting. 11.18.16

How about an artistic globe,

What do you get the person who has everything? How about an artistic globe, unique piece of art, or even a fun addition to their trophy case. MOVA Globes are a unique & exquisite gift that requires no electricity at all. Let me know if you're interested in seeing a sample! Thanks :) Sammi 11.18.16

The Massage Shagger.

I am Nace Panić, CEO and founder of OTO The Massage Shagger. With small young and creative team we designed a really simple and fun product, that helps release stress and get back focus. Upon overreaching 200% of our goal, i am attaching you our first press release. For more information or an interview feel free to contact me at nace@otoshagger.com, or call me on 0038640433080 
I believe this is a funny entrepreneur story which should be also interesting to a "less entrepreneurial" audience that's why i am turning to you. All best   Nace Panić 11.18.16

AN EMPLOYER THAT DARES TO BE TRANSPARENT

South Shore Furniture has always placed considerable emphasis on employee development by promoting professional training and work enjoyment. The new website features an application that allows employees to publish their photos of life at South Shore live. Initially developed by Mirego employees wishing to showcase their company's distinctive culture, the application is now being used for the first time by a partner. "Our employees are our greatest ambassadors," Mr. Laflamme maintains. "If we trust them to manage budgets and projects, why not give them the opportunity to build our image and employer brand?" Recognized as a pioneering employer of choice, South Shore Furniture continues to grow and recruit candidates, for both its head office in Sainte-Croix-de-Lotbinière on Quebec City 's south shore and its Coaticook factory in the Eastern Townships, where there are vacant positions in various sectors of activity. Full details are available at southshorefurniture.com/carrieres. ABOUT SOUTH SHORE FURNITURE Founded in 1940, South Shore Furniture is the first Canadian manufacturing company to be specialized in the online sale of furniture. Its success hinges on a team of close to 1,000employees who work at one of its four locations, two of which are in Quebec . South Shore Furniture offers a range of over 1,000 products divided into six categories: bedroom furniture, office furniture, storage solutions and furniture for babies and kids. The Quebec company ranks among Canada 's Best Managed Companies (bestmanagedcompanies.ca).    South Shore Furniture | southshorefurniture.com   FOR INFORMATION AND INTERVIEWS:   Philippe Béliveau | philippe@fernandezcom.ca |   T 418 704-1559, poste 225 | C 418 559-0580 11.18.16

HOW YOU HANDLE IT DETERMINES YOUR POWER TO NOT LET IT CONTROL YOU

I am reaching out to offer you a copy of I Feel Worried: Tips for Kids on Overcoming Anxiety (Part of How to Make and Keep FriendsSeries) by Nadine Briggs and Donna Shea. Worry is also known as stress, fear and anxiety. Most worries start off with a "what if" thought. What if: I get made fun of? I don't do well on the test? I'm not as good as everyone else? I don't know anyone? I get hurt?  Without the tools to address anxious feelings, they can easily become overwhelming and for some people, even debilitating. Best-selling authors and social-emotional learning experts, Nadine Briggs, Director of Simply Social Kids, and Donna Shea, Founder of The Peter Pan Center for Social & Emotional Growth, are not only in-demand for their work with children, but are themselves mothers of children with special needs  "Sometimes your brain can become stuck on a thought that plays over and over in a loop," says Briggs. "A stuck thought might actually be a worry and you may not even be aware of it Unlike other social-emotional curriculums, Briggs and Shea use common, everyday language and simple social phrases that enable kids and parents to attain, sustain and maintain improved social skills. They see the "sticky spots," state the obvious and connect the dots to help shape a child's reactions and interactions. Briggs and/or Shea are available for interviews, Q&A's and articles discussing: Identifying worried feelings and the physical sensations of anxiety The differences in their approach to social-emotional learning from other leaders in the field Calming exercises to choose when anxiety-provoking situations arise — you can be stronger and more powerful than the worry! Practical, easy-to-implement strategies and coping skills to become a Worry Ninja Building a toolbox to handle anxious feelings — you can be in control Real scenarios and examples of how a parent, caretaker, or teacher would coach a child through an anxious moment How to make and keep friends — a key worry for so many no matter what age! Their full bios follow below my signature line. Martin, look forward to hearing from you. My very 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 Nadine Briggs, Director of Simply Social Kids, holds dual-graduate level certifications in Coaching Children & Teens and Coaching Children and Teens with ADHD. She is also certified in the Girl Meets World curriculum and has had training through the Child Anxiety Network. Donna Shea, is the Founder of the Peter Pan Center for Social and Emotional Growth and holds a BA in Behavioral Science from Lesley University in Cambridge and is a pioneer in the concept of a non-clinical approach to social-emotional learning. Shea's award winning programs have been helping children achieve social success for over fourteen years. Briggs and Shea are also certified in bullying prevention through the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center . Both Briggs and Shea are parents of children with special needs that include Down Syndrome, ADHD, Anxiety, OCD and Sensory Processing Disorder. Connect with Briggs and Shea on www.howtomakeandkeepfriends.com, Twitter, and Facebook. I Feel Worried: Tips for Kids on Overcoming Anxiety can be purchased from Amazon. 11.15.16

Biography of Donald D. Blackburn

It goes without saying we owe our service men and women a debt of gratitude. In that spirit, please allow me to send you a copy of Shadow Commander in consideration of an interview, feature or review. In this biography of Donald D. Blackburn, author Mike Guardia gives us a fascinating account of an underdog fighting to stay alive. A veteran himself, Mike makes a charming and interesting guest. 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. Phillip Frazier, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood , TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 11.16.16

Dark Associations

I would be delighted to send you a copy of a chilling new work of suspense, Dark Associations, in consideration of a feature, interview or review that may be included inside the book or on the book cover. Author Marie Sutro captures her readers with the first sentence and doesn't let them go. Articulate and charming, she makes a great guest. Please read the press release below and let me know if you're interested in scheduling an interview, or send me your mailing address and I will forward a review copy of her book.  If you'd like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you.  Julie Ashby Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com 11.16.16

Oak Bottle

With the holiday season up on us, the perfect gift is on everybody's mind. Oak Bottle is the perfect solution to all your gift needs. Revolutionizing the way people drink wine/spirits, the bottle quickly transforms cheap wine to palette pleasing levels. I have included the top five reasons why Oak Bottle makes for the perfect gift for any wine/spirit lover on your list. 1. Unique: Unlike anything else on the market, Oak Bottle is the smallest devices of its kind with the biggest impact. Each bottle can be customized with its own design to create an even more unique and thoughtful gift. Available in a variety of flavors, there is sure to be one for everyone. 2. A gift for men and women alike: Adults of all ages will love to receive the Oak Bottle. Whether staying at home for a relaxing night or having family friends over, men and women alike will love to utilize the power of the fastest Oak Aging vessel in the world. 3. Reusable: The Oak Bottle is so fast that its' contents don't have time to fully saturate the charred oak inside, so it can be reused over and over by simply flushing it with water. 4. Affordable: The Oak Bottle ranges in sizes and price points between $32.95-$79.95, so anyone can find one to meet their holiday gift budget. 5. Easy to share: With its reusability and versatility, everyone will love to show off their new gift to family, friends, and coworkers. Oak Bottle makes it easy for everyone to enjoy home aged liquors, beer, and wine this holiday season. Please let me know if you are interested in additional information for any upcoming gift guides or visit https://oakbottle.com/. Warmly, Janie Thomas Veteran PR E. Janie@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 11.16.16

 IHOP's Holiday Celebration

Ring in the holiday season with IHOP's Holiday Celebration Pancakes! Gather around with friends and family this year to indulge in classics like IHOP's Pumpkin Spice Pancakes, or their festive Eggnog Pancakes. Treat yourself to new favorites such as rich Dark Chocolate Peppermint Pancakes, and Frosted Mint Hot Chocolate. These delicious winter favorites are sure to ring in the holiday joy this year. IHOP encourages you to 'Eat Up Every Moment' with your loved ones this holiday season!  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. Thanks, Seffrah Orlando Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600 11.16.16

 Our phones can do so much

Our phones can do so much.  They are like the Swiss Army knife of technology.  Did you know they can even help protect us?  In such tumultuous times, any warnings of danger are a help and there is a new app that is able to keep people apprised of any dangerous situations in their area.  In this day and age we should always be aware of our surroundings and in fact we are taught this at a young age. My Panda App has launched in the Apple and Android app stores. The strength of Panda comes from its real-time, crowd sourcing data information, as well as it's centralized platform for all security related needs when the user is in danger. For example, instead of using a mapping program to find the nearest police station, checking twitter or yahoo for the latest news, and checking in "safe" on Facebook, the user can perform all of these tasks, and many more, directly from My Panda. My Panda is free for users to download. My Panda is also available for download in the U.S. , growing the app coverage to the largest 30 cities in the world ( Paris , London , New York , Los Angeles , Hong Kong , to name a few.) Quickly, the app has attracted several thousand users and has gotten the attention of the European media. The founders have been featured in the French news multiple times, as their app is revolutionizing the mass market security industry. Please let me know if you would like to speak with Cyril or Jordanna Assentio, creators and founders of My Panda, to learn more and/or if you would like the links to download this FREE app. Respectfully, Michelle Thompson CWR & Partners, LLP. michelle@cwrpartners.com  www.CWRPartners.com  11.16.16

 Our client SABRE 

Are you working on any stories around home security during the holidays?  While this time of year always bring a tide of joy and excitement, they also bring an uptick in crime as people leave their homes unprotected while visiting friends and family. Our client SABRE is bringing safety home for the holidays with DIY ways you can protect your home when gone. Details are below. Please let us know if you are interested in products, tips or interviews with some of SABRE's safety experts. --Nicki This year, maximize your safety at home and on the road with SABRE--the leader in personal defense products and the number one brand of pepper spray trusted by police and consumers worldwide. When you are stepping out the door for a long weekend with friends and family, SABRE's home security systems and alarms have your back. Its DIY-friendly designrequires no electrical connections and no expensive security monitoring company. Best of all, you can install as many or as few sensors as you desire or your budget allows. Once your system is in place, don't forget to put SABRE's security sign and decals on display. These attention grabbing signs are one of the easiest ways to deter intruders. With the house taken care of, it's time to turn your attention to your personal safety when on the road. From hotel rooms to guest rooms, SABRE's Door Handle Alarm offers portable protection. It conveniently fits over any door handle or knob and alerts its user when it's being tampered with. With over 40 years of experience in the security industry, SABRE is dedicated to ensuring your safety through products that are easy to install, affordable, and guaranteed to bring you peace of mind. For additional information on SABRE's entire line of products please visit www.sabrered.com.   Nicki Thomas  Veteran PR  P. 708-733-0728  E. nicki@veteranpr.com 11.16.16

 Hope you had a nice weekend

Hope you had a nice weekend! With the holiday season approaching, I'm writing to share news of two beloved New York City holiday pop-up bars that are set to launch right after Thanksgiving: Miracle Holiday Pop-Up and Sippin' Santa's Surf Shack. Both bars will be launching simultaneously in locations across the globe on November 25th. The bars have fast become a holiday sensation in recent years, with Miracle Holiday Pop-Up set to launch in over 20 locations across the globe and Sippin Santa's Surf Shack with three in the US . This year, discerning cocktail lovers worldwide can visit these festive hideaways amidst the snowy winter, and enjoy an array of craft, speciality holiday cocktails served in whimsical vessels. The bars will stay open through December 24th. Miracle, the beloved Holiday Pop-Up Bar, which originated at Mace bar in NYC, will now launch in over 20 bars across the world (see below). We'll have another 10 locations to be announced throughout November. Sippin' Santa's Surf Shack, which originally began at Boilermaker in NYC, will launch in two additional iconic locations this year with a Tiki theme. The new locations are some of the most iconic Tiki Bars in the US : Beach Bum Berry 's Latitude 29 in New Orleans and Paul McGee's Lost Lake in Chicago . Would love to know whether the bars and their creative cocktails could be a fit for any upcoming pieces you may be working on? Please find additional details below, links to photos and our press releases. We could also arrange interviews with the creative minds behind the cocktails as well as the global expansion. Looking forward to your thoughts! Best, Ijeoma Tel: 404-528-5640 11.16.16

Professor Leslie Shore

I am sending this press release to introduce you to communication expert and author
Professor Leslie Shore in consideration of an interview from you. The one thing highly successful people share is they know how to communicate effectively. While technology brings the world to our fingertips in extraordinary ways, it comes at a cost. We lose the art of communication. Social graces are taking a back seat to technology as people lose their verbal and written communication skills and replace them with text-speak and emoticons. Knowing how to listen is the key to success in everything from "the boardroom to the bedroom," says Shore, who has been a featured guest on top TV and radio shows around the nation. Leslie Shore 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 her 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. Steve Allen "PR With A Conscience" SteveAllenMedia.com  661.255.8283  11.16.16

People who experience tragedy

People who experience tragedy yet go on to lead successful, happy lives are the ones who inspire us the most. Joan Childs is one of these people. A psychotherapist in private practice for nearly four decades, Joan suffered the agony of losing a child to mental illness. But today, through both speaking engagements and her new book, she has become the inspiration for others dealing with grief and loss to know there is hope for a brighter tomorrow. Her book is so inspiring it's been optioned for a movie by Zani Entertainment Media Group, and is currently in pre-production. Joan readily connects with any audience, and her compelling message offers hope for finding healing and peace. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview or forward a review copy of her new book. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Joan and the book cover. Thank you. Please see Joan at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4VXRP9hH0M.  Kimberly D. McCall   Ascot Media Group   Post Office Box 2394   Friendswood, TX 77549   281.333.3507 Phone   832-569-5539 Fax   news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com  11.16.16

Can a man write a chick-lit

Can a man write a chick-lit novel that will keep women turning the pages? Reviews for the just-released romance comedy, Dog Training the American Male, have women howling for several reasons – first, it's hilarious, second because it is touching – but the biggest reason is because they assumed author L.A. Knight is a woman. Wrong. Somehow this married man, father, and grandfather (and best-selling author of 16 thrillers under his real name) has penned a romance novel that women love. Maybe it's because he figured out (after a major fight with his wife) that men and dogs are both simple creatures that need to be trained... and the book tells the ladies how to do it. L.A. Knight will have your audience in stitches over his rollicking "tail" of a relationship counselor's attempt to domesticate men through dog training techniques. Please read the following press release and watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNKbGI0Lsa0&feature=youtu.be, and let me know if I may schedule an interview with L.A. Knight or forward a review copy of the book. Thank you. Samantha Dillon, Ascot Media Group, Post Office
Box 2394 , Friendswood , TX 77549 281.333.3507 office 832.569.5539 fax news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 11.12.16

Olivia Sophia Stationery

Olivia Sophia Stationery, founded by mompreneur Bridgette Reed, is thriving proof that faith fuels business; in fact, Bridgette is a serial entrepreneur with a mission to help other women start their own businesses. Bridgette is an engaging and inspirational guest; please read the press release below and let us know if you would like us to send you a jpg of Bridgette and her products. Thank you!, Jacob Pittman
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 11.12.16

The Essence of Resilience: Stories of Triumph Over Trauma

I would like to send a complimentary copy of The Essence of Resilience: Stories of Triumph Over Trauma, in consideration of an interview or review from you. While the effects of trauma can be devastating to a person's life, it's how they respond to it that becomes the game-changer. In this gripping new book, Tanya Lauer and Kathleen Parrish, authors and professional counselors with forty years combined experience, share powerful stories of trauma survivors who reclaimed their voice and their resilience. Please read the following release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with either of these experts, or provide a review copy of the book. In the event you might want to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you a jpg of the authors and book cover for your use. Thank you for your time. Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher, 3201 SW 15 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 212, kim.weiss@hcibooks.com, www.hcibooks.com/trade 11.12.16

Can a man write a chick-lit novel

Can a man write a chick-lit novel that will keep women turning the pages? Reviews for the just-released romance comedy, Dog Training the American Male, have women howling for several reasons – first, it's hilarious, second because it is touching – but the biggest reason is because they assumed author L.A. Knight is a woman. Wrong. Somehow this married man, father, and grandfather (and best-selling author of 16 thrillers under his real name) has penned a romance novel that women love. Maybe it's because he figured out (after a major fight with his wife) that men and dogs are both simple creatures that need to be trained... and the book tells the ladies how to do it. L.A. Knight will have your audience in stitches over his rollicking "tail" of a relationship counselor's attempt to domesticate men through dog training techniques. Please read the following press release and watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNKbGI0Lsa0&feature=youtu.be, and let me know if I may schedule an interview with L.A. Knight or forward a review copy of the book. Thank you. Samantha Dillon, Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 , Friendswood , TX 77549 , 281.333.3507 office, 832.569.5539 fax news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 11.12.16

Thanksgiving is a special

Thanksgiving is a special time where we give thanks for everything and everyone in our lives.  But when family and friends who don’t see each other very often gather for the yearly feast and celebration, sometimes things get strange and awkward.  How do you shut down those prying questions or handle a rogue guest? Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author, and found of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers these tips to make this Thanksgiving the best ever.  Seating Plan & Place Cards: As the host, keep the cast of family, friends, distant relatives, neighbors, and old friends in line with a seating plan. Seat introverts next to out-going guests and elders adjacent to youngsters. It’s acceptable to split married couples but not newlyweds. Place cards may range from simple and handmade to fancy. - Conversation Starters: As the host (hostess), you want the attitude of gratitude at your table and to keep the conversation flowing smoothly. Plan interesting conversation starters for your guests. For example, ‘What are you grateful for this year?’ Other examples include upcoming or past travel, musical events, bestselling books, newly released movies, food, sports and holiday memories. - Prying Questions: Prying, personal questions can push all the wrong buttons. Two of the most popular offending questions continue to be: “Are you seeing anyone yet?” and “When are you going to give me grandkids?” Be prepared, and respond with humor so the questioner doesn’t sense a weak spot. ‘I avoid visiting about private topics at delicious holiday meals with more interesting things to discuss.’ Politics: Just say ‘no’ to conversations about politics and the presidential election season. Of course, avoiding Clinton-Kaine or Trump-Pence talk may be difficult just two weeks post-election, but biting your tongue may be a good idea if you don’t want to start a political brawl when everyone should be enjoying perfectly roasted turkey.  Do be up to date on current events, but avoid topics that fall under politics, religion or sex. Rogue Guest: All hosts know the possibility of something going sideways exists when family, friends, and alcohol are involved during high-stress holidays. If a guest goes rogue, ranting about politics or family drama, be prepared with an immediate change to a safe topic like Aunt Lynn’s cranberry relish recipe or Uncle Ted’s sage dressing. If they continue unabated, politely ask if you can speak to them privately. When out of earshot and eyesight of other guests, acknowledge their concerns and advise them Thanksgiving isn’t the time or place. There's no need to embarrass them in front of family and friends. Toasting: As a host making a toast to the table, you can briefly reconfirm conversation no-no’s. Toasting etiquette states the entire table is welcome to drink. If you are toasted as a guest or host, do not raise your glass and drink. It’s like clapping for yourself. While clinking is fun, the preferred approach is to raise your glass, make eye contact and then take a sip. Finally, remember the 3 B’s of toasting: Begin, Be Brief and Be Seated. Know the Schedule of Events: As the host, set a Thanksgiving Day schedule so you and your guests may plan their day, and avoid chaos. As a visitor, ask in advance about the schedule so you may plan accordingly. If you arrive at 12, is dinner served at 1:00 or 3:00 p.m. ? This allows you to plan to visit other friends and family, and avoid too much ‘together time.’ Games & Activities:  Physical activity is a great stress-reliever. As the host, plan a number of outside activities for your guests. Encourage them to engage in a flag football or soccer game, rake leaves or go on a neighborhood walk. Outdoor board games are always a hit with children and adults alike. As part of your Thanksgiving coverage this year, please consider using these tips from Sharon .  She is happy to elaborate or contribute in any way that would be a good fit for you. http://www.protocolww.com/ Thanks! Scott Jones 954-821-3434 scott@serbinmedia.com 11/08.16

Turning Personal Tragedy Into Inspiration

A lot of us believe that psychotherapists and psychiatrists have all the answers and probably never have to deal with family or relationship issues like the rest of us - right? Not necessarily so, says Joan Childs, a remarkable 77-year-old psychotherapist who's been in private practice for nearly forty years; she knows first-hand the agony of losing a loved one to mental illness. But today, as both a psychotherapist and mother who lost a child, Joan has become an inspiration for others dealing with grief and loss; offering hope for the future. This story is covered in Joan's new book, Why Did She Jump? and is also in pre-production for a movie by Zani Entertainment Media Group. 
Author and keynote speaker, Joan makes a dynamic, inspiring guest who readily connects with any audience with her message of how to heal and find peace. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview or forward a review copy of her new book. If you would like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Joan and the book cover. Thank you.
Please see Joan at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4VXRP9hH0M Kimberly D. McCall Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 11.08.16

International Young Scientists Mentorship Program (IYSMP)

I am writing this on behalf of the International Young Scientists Mentorship Program (IYSMP), a  student-led non-profit organization that aims to provide more high school youth with enriching STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) opportunities and mentorship. Last year, our conference gathered over 100 students, and we hope to make it just as successful this year. A glimpse of the day: Ms. Maryse Lassonde, Science director of Quebec 's nature and technology and president of the Royal Society of Canada will be our keynote speaker, we will also offer  panel discussion w/ 4 prominent scientists in diverse fields, lab tours, hands-on workshops, and much more around campus. Being featured on the community section of The Montrealer would be a great opportunity to reach more students across the Montreal area.Please don't hesitate to ask me further questions and more information about our group can be found at our  website: www.iysmp.org Home - IYSMP www.iysmp.org, International Young Scientists Mentorship Program (IYSMP): an organization supporting the development of a new generation of young scientists. Thank you for your time, Sincerely, Andrea Terceros 11.06.16

Alexandre Trudeau presents Barbarian Lost

Friday, November 11, 5  p.m. University Club, 2047 rue Mansfield , $25 plus tax - Ever since he was a boy, Alexandre Trudeau has been fascinated by China , a country that has undergone incredible changes during his lifetime. Come hear Trudeau talk about his recent journey speaking with artists, migrant workers, townspeople and rural farmers. Space is limited. Use your credit card to reserve at (514) 288-0201 or email reception@ucmontreal.ca. 11.05.16

Get Ready For A Sleepless Night Or Two: The Deadly Game Within Dark Associations

I would be delighted to send you a copy of a chilling new work of suspense, Dark Associations, in consideration of a feature, interview or review that may be included inside the book or on the book cover. Author Marie Sutro captures her readers with the first sentence and doesn't let them go. Articulate and charming, she makes a great guest. Please read the press release below and let me know if you're interested in scheduling an interview, or send me your mailing address and I will forward a review copy of her book.  If you'd like to run this story, I'd be happy to send you .jpgs of the author and the book cover. Thank you.  Julie Ashby, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394
Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone, 832-569-5539 Fax, news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 11.05.16

November is National Running Safety Month.

November is National Running Safety Month. Are you interested in trying out some products that will help keep runners safe and seen? I have included some information on them below. Also, let me know if you are interested in interviewing any personal safety experts for your stories. --Nicki  11.04.16   SABRE's 3-in-1 Pepper Spray with adjustable hand straps is the ideal safety device for runners, athletes, and people on the go. Its adjustable hand strap provides police strength protection at your fingertips. 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 safest way to run or walk after dark. An impressive 10 ft range and powerful stream (to prevent blowback) gives the peace of mind of knowing you don't have to get close to a suspicious situation. The 3-in-1 Pepper Spray can be purchased online at www.sabrered.com/. Retail: $12.99  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  FlipBelt Reflective Belt-Most running safety gear is uncomfortable and can negatively impact your performance when it matters most. If you're running at night and need visibility clothing, the FlipBelt Reflective PT Belt is your best bet for visibility. It is made with high quality moisture wicking micropoly fabric and stretch-friendly, ultra-reflective 3M materials.  The large pocket comfortably stores essentials such as ID cards, cash, credit cards, inhalers, cell phones, and more. Make safety your top priority with reflective training gear that won't get in your way.  FlipBelt products can be purchased in various retailers across the nation and online at https://flipbelt.com/.Retail: $32.99   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. Warmly,  Nicki Thomas, Veteran PR, P. 708-733-0728, E. nicki@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com 11.04.15

Are you working on any Military/Business stories for Veterans Day?

Are you working on any Military/Business stories for Veterans Day? We work with some amazing clients and would love to connect you for possible interviews. With Veteran's Day approaching, I wanted to quickly reach out about veterans making a difference in the work place. As a veteran owned business, we are meeting more and more military service members who are successfully creating and running their own businesses. This comes to no surprise to us as the military provides excellent training in running/managing various military grade operations and jobs. Below are a few veteran entrepreneurs that you might be interested in. Please let us know if you are interested in connecting for an interview. BOMB Coffee—The veteran owned company's carefully roasted, 100% Robusta beans deliver a satisfying sip and the highest caffeine jolt available in the world. Blasted with twice the amount of caffeine than a regular cup of coffee, BOMB coffee uses naturally grown, hand picked Robusta beans to ensure that quality and flavor are not compromised. This November, BOMB Coffee will be donating 22% of all sales to help raise awareness and inspire support for the 22 veterans that take their life every day. Their products can be purchased online at www.bombcoffee.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. For more information visit www.sworkit.com. Rollors-- Dreamed up during his downtime in-between deployments, Matt Butler created a revolutionary way to have fun and employ fellow veterans. Crafted out of New Zealand wood from sustainable forests, Rollers offers eco-friendly fun for the entire family.  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.  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.  Rollers retails at $49.95 and can be purchased online at www.rollors.com. For additional information please contact Janie at janie@veteranpr.com.  Warmly, Janie Thomas, Veteran PR, E. Janie@veteranpr.com
www.veteranpr.com 11.03.16

Just days before the US election

Just days before the election, a pocket-size coloring book is being released by AARP and Florida-based HCI Books called Inkspirations Create While You Wait. The timing for this little book couldn't be better—providing a way to de-stress when tensions run high. Enter the new series of coloring books from AARP and HCI, offering an easy and inexpensive way to de-stress and bring about mindfulness. AARP is embracing the benefits of the coloring book craze with its first internationally distributed series of coloring books. Please read the press release below and send me your postal address if you'd like copies of Inkspirations Create While You Wait for an audience giveaway or a review, feature or interview. 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 11.03.16

Shadow Commander: Celebrate Veterans Day By Remembering The Covert Commander Responsible For The Largest POW Rescue Mission In History

With Veterans Day approaching, please allow me to send you a copy of Shadow Commander in consideration of an interview, feature or review. In this biography of Donald D. Blackburn, author Mike Guardia gives us a fascinating account of an underdog fighting to stay alive.
A veteran himself, Mike makes a charming and interesting guest. 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. Phillip Frazier,  Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone, 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 11.02.16

I thought this might make a good story for the holiday season:

Do you ever wonder why it's so hard to resist overeating at the holidays? The answer is simple, says Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., a brain and cognitive scientist specialized in the psychology of eating: Willpower isn't a dimension of personality, or character, it's simply a cognitive function available to us in limited doses. In fact, as she points out in her upcoming book, Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free (Hay House, March 2017), research shows that we all have as little as 15 minutes of willpower at our disposal at any given time before it runs dry. It's no surprise then that when there are temptations everywhere, we cave!  This is what Susan calls the "Willpower Gap." But there are ways to expand willpower to better manage holiday eating.  The key is to be aware of the Willpower Gap and plan accordingly so you don't fall into it. Here are the five key steps she recommends: Plan ahead - Don't leave yourself to make decisions in the moment when you're tired, hungry or overwhelmed by the crowd.  Decide in advance what you will eat each day and when so you won't be making food choices at times of day when your willpower is depleted. Eat regular meals.  When regular meals become part of the scaffolding of your life, it takes the burden off of willpower.  A schedule of eating three meals a day at regular mealtimes—breakfast, lunch, and dinner —not only helps eating the right things become automatic, but also passing up the wrong things in between. Reduce stress Stress and the emotional regulation that go along with it taxes your willpower.  So wherever possible, modify or avoid the things that tap your resources.  Where it can't be avoided just bringing awareness that an upcoming situation is going to deplete you -- such as that dreaded political conversation with your dad's aunt -- can prevent your falling into the Willpower Gap. Get enough sleep  Make sure you are getting enough sleep each night. Sleep is a powerful willpower replenisher. Practice an attitude of gratitude  Research shows that something as simple as expressing gratitude will replenish willpower.  Gratitude also helps shift the focus from what you want, or crave, to what you have. Susan's bio is below. She'd be happy to talk about this in more detail.  Let me know if I can set up a time and/or send a copy of her book. Best,  Kate, kate@booksavvypr.com 215-806-9332   Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. is a psychology professor, a brain and cognitive scientist, and an expert in the psychology of eating. She is President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, a company dedicated to sharing the psychology and neurology of sustainable weight loss and helping people achieve it. 11.02.15

The Essence of Resilience

I would like to send a complimentary copy of The Essence of Resilience: Stories of Triumph Over Trauma, in consideration of an interview or review from you.  While the effects of trauma can be devastating to a person's life, it's how they respond to it that becomes the game-changer. In this gripping new book, Tanya Lauer and Kathleen Parrish, authors and professional counselors with forty years combined experience, share powerful stories of trauma survivors who reclaimed their voice and their resilience. Please read the following release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with either of these experts, or provide a review copy of the book. In the event you might want to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you a jpg of the authors and book cover for your use. Thank you for your time. Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher, 3201 SW 15 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 212, kim.weiss@hcibooks.com, www.hcibooks.com/trade 11.01.16

With the US election a little over one week away

With the election a little over one week away, we wanted to make sure you were aware of what we have available for your pre-election coverage, what we'll be creating on election day, and what we plan to produce for post-election coverage. View Our Election Guide  In our election guide, you'll find details of what we currently have available, see previews of what our live-updating election day visualizations will look like, and more! Have questions or something specific you're looking for? Reply to this email or reach out to us via live chat in Graphiq Search -- we're here to help in whatever ways we can and hope to help you profile this historic election season!  Cheers, Rebecca 11.01.16

IHOP is offering free Red, White

IHOP is offering free Red, White, & Blue Pancakes to all veterans and active duty military this Veterans Day! IHOP's classic Red, White, & Blue Pancakes return to show gratitude to the men and women who have served their country. On November 11 from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at participating IHOP Restaurants, all veterans and active duty military will receive IHOP's world famous Buttermilk Pancakes with glazed strawberries, blueberry compote and whipped topping for free. IHOP looks forward to offering these delicious pancakes every year to show their appreciation to the military personnel who have served, and those who continue to serve and protect our country! If you would like to speak to and IHOP representative about this promotion please feel free to contact me. If you have any other questions please refer to the press release below. Thanks, Seffrah Orlando , Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600 10.28.16

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correct email address. Name: Andrea, Email: adelmanandreamontreal@live.ca, Phone: (514) 439-6011 I am sending you information pertaining the Toy Doctor(Norman A Brown who for the first time going to the new hospital on Decarie giving new toys to the chirden from the Shriners Hospital.He has been doing this for over twenty years but at the old Shriners. His telephone number is:514-962-0657. Hope you will come by. 10.27.15

Hello Conrad David, You are invited to the following event:

VIP/MEDIA INVITE-THE ULTIMATE SNEAKER SHOW PRESENTED BY THE SOLE EXCHANGE-MONTREAL EDITION

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location: Saturday, 29 October 2016 from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT) Plaza Center-Ville
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Event registration is by invitation only. Register with your email address to attend this event. - Whether it's traditional sneakers, vintage kicks or hard to find coveted shoes, The Ultimate Sneaker Show presented by The Sole Exchange Canada  is Canada 's largest sneaker show and one of the most celebrated events by the sneaker collecting community. The show will feature rare sneakers from avid collectors, sneaker art, and hard to find independent brands. The special Halloween Montreal Edition will be taking place at the Plaza Center-Ville and the all ages event is expected to attract over 1000 novice and veteran sneaker enthusiasts. The "sneakerhead" phenomenon is growing at a rapid rate due to the rising popularity of celebrity collections and collectors. The show will highlight some of the biggest sneaker collections in the world, including shoes worn by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment including Kanye West, Jerry Seinfeld, Kylie Jenner and Drake. Legendary collector Mark "Jumpman" Bostic and his unprecedented collection of Air Jordan 's will be on display and widely recognized female "sneakerhead" Hello Cookie will be co-hosting the event. About The Sole Exchange Canada The Sole Exchange Canada is the premier sneaker event for all sneaker lovers, enthusiasts, and aficionados. They give each and every one of their attendees the opportunity to expose and exhibit the most exclusive kicks and gear in the game through their buy, sell, and/or trade events. 10.27.16

Have you heard the recent news

Have you heard the recent news about a woman who was able to fend off her would-be abductor just by using an everyday bottle of pepper spray? The popular personal safety company, SABRE's, recently launched "which one are you" video is showing how a simple bottle of pepper spray, a personal alarm, or even a home alarm system can save your life and give you the confidence to live it. The jolting video aims to encourage women to think about the way they protect themselves during their day to day routines, such as walking to their car, going for a run or having at home security.  Can you help us spread the word by sharing their video? "A lot of women think these types of dangerous situations won't happen to them," said SABRE CEO David Nance. "With the release of this video we are hoping to raise awareness and empower women to think about their personal and ways to avoid danger during their daily routines." SABRE,  is recognized as the number one brand of pepper spray trusted by police and consumers worldwide. They are dedicated to creating self-defense products that are affordable, easy-to-use, and always at the ready. SABRE offers various lines of pepper sprays, gels and personal alarms. Their pepper sprays are among the most trusted in the world, their personal alarms can be heard a staggering 300 feet away, and their home security systems are the most versatile on the market. Are you interested in seeing some product samples for coverage?  You can view their entire line at www.sabered.com? To join SABRE in their mission to inspire personal safety, please share their video with the women in your own life. Warmly, Nicki Thomas, Veteran PR, P. 708-733-0728, E. nicki@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com 10.26.16

Zombie Thriller March

We're doing our Zombie Thriller March again this Halloween and we'd love to have you join us. Please don't hesitate to to contact me with any questions.   Hope to see you there!  Thanks,  Daniel  cell: 514-984-2255 The NDG Food Depot and friends to dance through the streets of NDG for the 8th Annual Zombie Thriller Dance on October 31st Event aims to raise awareness about hunger in our neighbourhood Join in the fun this Halloween evening as over 40 people disguised as zombies dance through the streets of NDG, stopping at dance "hotspots" to perform Michael Jackson's Thriller routine. Residents are putting on their dancing shoes to raise awareness of food security issues in NDG. To view the 8th Annual Zombie Thriller Dance route for October 31st, visit:  https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/embed?mid=zVsRVWizN_MU.keQkaRk5BwM4  The first dance will take place at Vendome metro at 5:45pm .   Makeup, rehearsals and a meal will be served at 3:30pm at the Depot ( 2146 Marlowe Ave ). NDG, a diverse neighbourhood in west Montreal , is home to four vulnerable sectors, three of which have been classified as food deserts by Montreal 's Department of Public Health. Many of our neighbours struggle with food, income, and housing insecurity.  In fact, while NDG often appears affluent on the surface, over 25% of NDG residents live below the poverty line and many of these are youthSome quick facts about our young people and food in our neighbourhood: 1 in 3 children live below the poverty line in NDG  26% of households in NDG must survive on less than $20,000 per year  · 25% of residents live in one of the four vulnerable sectors of NDG with limited access to fresh and affordable healthy food  The goal of the march is to raise awareness of the need for this work in NDG and to announce our upcoming Food Drive on Saturday, December 3rd.  Visit and join our Facebook event page, where you can watch videos from our previous zombie dances, join our rehearsals, or consult this year's route so you can cheer on the zombie dancers: https://www.facebook.com/events/316271475399069/   For more information, please contact:  Daniel Rotman, Executive Director, NDG Food Depot  direction@depotndg.org 514-483-4680, x207.   Daniel Rotman  Directeur général ○ Executive Director  Dépôt Alimentaire NDG ○ NDG Food Depot  514 483 4680 x 207   direction@depotndg.org 10,26.16

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