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(PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- in Newly Released Fiction The Student Prophet: Going Home
The Student Prophet: Going Home thrills with a richly characterized tale of demons and angels ... and a world hanging in the balance.Denver, CO, and Pensacola, FL - The fictional character Jeff Fitzpatrick returns for a final epic confrontation between good and evil in the newly released action/adventure novel, The Student Prophet: Going Home. The book is the final leg of a thrilling trilogy by author James Nicholas Logue.
On his 50th birthday, prophet Jeff Fitzpatrick boards a plane in California, looking forward to his return home ... and that is the last thing he remembers.
The Student Prophet: Going Home, the final installment of the Student Prophet trilogy by author James Nicholas Logue, finds Jeff alone on a beach, having a dream that takes him back to the milestones of his life for the past 30 years. The journey witnesses the return of Jeff's nemesis, a powerful, evil archangel known simply as The Leader, hellbent on a single mission - to eliminate Jeff. This time, The Leader doesn't intend to fail.
Disguised in human form, The Leader returns to Earth. But the head of the demons doesn't anticipate the growing dissent among his ranks or the massive hunt for him by both law enforcement and the archangels for good.
The Student Prophet: Going Home can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of 10 or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.OutskirtsPress.com/bookstore. The book is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and is being aggressively promoted with a focus on the fiction and action/adventure categories.
ISBN: 978-1-4787-0643-4 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white Retail $16.95
Kindle: $2.99 Genre: Fiction/Action & Adventure
Learn more about The Student Prophet: Going Home at the author's Outskirts Press page, www.OutskirtsPress.com/studentprophet.
About the Author: James Nicholas Logue is an author and epidemiologist with a doctorate in public health. He has written on the effects of Hurricane Katrina and the crisis of violence in American schools. Dr. Logue is a graduate of King's College, University of Michigan and Columbia University. The Student Prophet trilogy is his fiction-writing debut. He and his wife Mary currently live in Pennsylvania.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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(PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- A maniacal dictator on the planet Kor launches a plan to exterminate and enslave inferior peoples in the science fiction thriller, The God Games. Can the energynauts stop him?
Denver, CO, and Atlantic City, NJ - Couples Ed and Ann Nelson and Thomas and Glenna Boyle are energynauts sent by ONE from Heaven to the planet Kor on a mission to depose the maniacal dictator, Gog, leader of Selve. It's a chilling tale of terror and tyranny told in the new science fiction thriller, The God Games: Legend of Kor, published by Outskirts Press.
Gog's followers, the green Selves, view themselves as a superior race with a higher intelligence and stronger physique than other races on Kor. Armed with a sense of entitlement and the loyalty of his fellow Selves, Gog is determined to exterminate all of the despised orange Wales, and has set his sights on another sinister plan: conquer all of Kor and make slaves of the lavender Vouns and blue Emons. The dictator has built death camps to take care of the Wale problem, and a labor camp for the confinement of Emon and Voun slaves.
Now, the energynauts must use every weapon in their arsenal - invisibility, telepathy, tele-transport and shape-shifting - to help the subjugated peoples of Kor stop Gog's treacherous plan.
Borrowing inspiration from the Holocaust and Jewish symbolism, The God Games is sure to please science fiction buffs, spirituality seekers and any reader who appreciates endearing characters, fast-paced action and vividly drawn relationships with a hearty nod to history.
The God Games: Legend of Kor can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of 10 or more from the Outskirts Press Direct bookstore at www.OutskirtsPress.com/bookstore. The book is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and is being aggressively promoted with a focus on the science fiction and adventure categories.
ISBN: 978-1-4787-0724-0 Format: 6 x 9 paperback cream Retail $21.95
Kindle: $2.99 NOOK: $2.99 OP eBook: $5.00
Genre: Science Fiction/Adventure
Learn more about The God Games: Legend of Kor at the author's Outskirts Press page, www.Outskirtspress.com/thegodgames.
About the Author: Davalene R. Hirsch is a native of San Diego, California, now living in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She has had three different careers before starting to write the first book in the "GOD GAMES TRILOGY": as a Telecommunication Traffic Engineer; Rabbi's personal assistant; and owner of a gold mine in Julian, California. She is the great-grandmother of a large, interracial family, and is passionate about civil rights, scientific discovery and her vision of a cosmos directed by the greatest of all forces: love. For more information about Davalene R. Hirsch or her book, contact the author at 2715 Boardwalk, the Ritz, Room 521, Atlantic City, NJ 08401; call 609-705-2630; or email email@example.com.
About Outskirts Press, Inc.: Outskirts Press offers full-service, custom self-publishing and book marketing services for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. Available for authors globally at www.outskirtspress.com and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press, Inc. represents the future of book publishing, today.
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Phoenix, AZ (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) met June 14, 2013 and voted to renew the accreditation of Dunlap-Stone University (DSU). As their action letter states, "Accreditation by DETC is a reliable indicator of the value and quality of distance education that an institution offers. In receiving renewal of accreditation [without conditions], DSU has demonstrated its commitment to educational standards and ethical business practices that assure quality, accountability, and improvement in higher education." The institution was found to meet or exceed each of the Commission's standards for accreditation. The examining committee noted DSU's commitment to students, an exemplary assessment program, and the quality of curriculum.
DETC Standards address a wide range of macro and micro topics throughout the institution, from business practices to academic quality, including standards for individual course learning outcomes and credit assessment. "We are proud of this accomplishment as the accreditation standards and practices have become more rigorous and complex each year," said Dr. Caulyne Barron, DSU's Chief Academic Officer. Over the last few years, an increasing number of schools up for reaccreditation have failed to meet the Commission's strict standards and lost their accreditation. The accreditation process relies on an extensive self-study process, volumes of data and exhibits, a visit from an examining committee, and a review by the Accrediting Commission. "Every five years the school has the opportunity to work with staff members from its peer schools to see where our strengths are and where we can improve in order to serve our students better. We greatly enjoyed discussing our approach to education throughout the process and are excited to have extended our accreditation through 2018," said Dr. Barron.
About Dunlap-Stone University
Dunlap-Stone University is the only accredited university or law school that specializes in regulatory trade compliance law, offering its trademarked "Professionally Significant Degrees(R)" and courses online. The school, known for its practical international trade education programs and trade law focus, has nearly fifty trade compliance related courses covering U.S. and other nation's trade regulations, export laws and trade regimen best practices. Courses are scheduled year round. DSU is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). DETC is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency. It is licensed by the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education as an online degree granting university. For the fourth year in a row, DSU has been ranked in the Top 15% of all U.S. Universities and Colleges for Military Friendliness.
Dr. Caulyne Barron
(PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 --
1) I want to buy a new home. At what point should I contact a mortgage lender or Loan Officer?
If you're looking to buy a new home, one of the most important pieces of information that you will need is an idea of how large a loan you will be able to secure. Not only will this guide your house hunt by targeting properties that you can afford to purchase, but it can give you a sense of security if you take the time to obtain pre-approval for a mortgage loan. By contacting a mortgage lender up front as you and your real estate agent begin your home search, you can work with the licensed Loan Officer to determine the type and amount of loan for which you will likely be approved.
A Loan Officer can help explain your loan options and determine your eligibility for a conventional, FHA, or VA loan, and can also counsel you about current interest rates and whether a fixed- or adjustable-rate mortgage is right for you.
2) What will I need to do in order to obtain pre-approval for a mortgage loan?
You will need to provide detailed financial information to your mortgage lender so that he or she can form a clear picture of your financial situation. Getting pre-approved for a mortgage differs from simply pre-qualifying. The difference between a pre-qualification and a pre-approval is the level of commitment from a lender. While pre-qualification is merely an educated estimate of how much of a mortgage payment you will be able to afford, a pre-approval is a much firmer commitment from a lender.
For pre-qualification, you must provide income and financial details, but this information is informally provided. To obtain pre-approval, you will need to submit to a credit check and provide documentation that will verify your income and financial holdings. Pre-approval is based on the same information and is run through the same underwriting process as a final approval, except for a title search and appraisal.
Some of the documents you will need to provide for pre-approval include pay stubs, W-2 forms or tax returns, and bank and investment account statements. There may be additional documentation required based on your specific situation. Your lender will also run a credit check on you with the three major credit reporting agencies.
3) If I have a pre-approval letter for a mortgage loan, am I certain to secure financing once I have made an offer on a new home?
Your being pre-approved will prove attractive to a seller. Pre-approval usually suggests final approval. However, in order to extend a loan, your lender will need to see a home appraisal, verify the property's title, and likely run your credit again and verify documentation to make certain that your financial circumstances have not changed since you were pre-approved.
Generally speaking, pre-approval is a big step toward being approved for a mortgage loan. Your Loan Officer can guide you in the process and get you started on a path to home ownership.
Contact: Jillian Gregoriou
FORT WASHINGTON, PA (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce (EMCCC) has announced its new Board Officers for 2013 with First Contact HR's President and CEO Leon Singletary at the helm in his newly elected position as President of the EMCCC Board of Directors. Singletary, who founded First Contact HR in FortWashington in 2004 has been a member of the EMCCC board since 2006. He has been actively involved in the chamber's growth and development during the past eight years. For the past two years, Singletary has served as First Vice President of the Board.
Along with the election of the new Board Officers (see below) the EMCCC has announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors: Rocco Casciato, David L. Cohen and Mary Ann Murtha.
Casciato is the General Manager of Dave &Buster's in Plymouth Meeting, an international food and entertainment chain dedicated to serving up great food, drinks and big-time fun.
Cohen is the Senior Manager of program analysis and development for the Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, which is a national award winning organization for stimulating entrepreneurial potential, through entrepreneurship, technology and innovation.
Murtha is the Chief Retail Officer and Senior Vice President of retail sales for Huntington Valley Bank, a locally rooted community bank committed to becoming one of the best places to work in Pennsylvania.
These three new board members are excited to support the mission of the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.
2013 Board Officers
President - Leon Singletary, First Contact HR
1st Vice President - W. Russell Koerwer,CheltenHills Savings Bank
2nd Vice President - Michael G. Cohen, Situs Properties
3rd Vice President - Kent Keith, Morgan Stanley
Secretary - Charles Harmar, US Realty Capital
Treasurer - Martin G. Kalos, CPA, Kalos, Liu & Company, LLC
Past President - Robert W. Maher, Esq, Dyer&Maher
Vince Luskin, Jr.
Marketing & Communications, First Contact HR
About First Contact HR
First Contact HR (www.firstcontacthr.com) is an award winning leader in providing nationwide background screening services, including drug and alcohol testing, identity validations, criminal and credit records research, attitude and knowledge testing, driving records, identification badges and employment and education verifications. The need for employers to be well-informed about prospective hires is becoming all too important - especially for small to medium-sized businesses. Conducting proper due diligence during the hiring process is the new standard.
The Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce is an action-oriented organization dedicated to promoting its members and the economic health of eastern MontgomeryCounty. The Chamber is committed to serving as a catalyst by uniting business, community agencies, education and government to make our county a great place to live and work. Visit http://www.emccc.org/
New York, NY (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- Trusted online printing firm 4OVER4.COM is excited to announce the newest edition to their extensive list of products, pre-designed banners. Pre-designed banners are perfect for those who need a banner fast and do not have time to come up with an original design. Customers can choose from dozens of designs for their business or personal occasions. 4OVER4.COM has been in the custom printing business since 1999 making top quality products such as custom envelopes, photo mugs, catalogs and stretched canvas. They use the latest in digital press technology and premium materials to achieve high quality results.
At 4OVER4.COM pre-designed banners can be printed on both indoor or outdoor vinyl and come in three popular sizes. Purchase pre-designed banners for your grand opening or annual sale event and take advantage of two day turnarounds and low minimums. No matter what the occasion, 4OVER4.COM has a banner to help you celebrate starting with birthday banners, birth announcements and anniversary banners just to name a few. Their selection of holiday banners from Christmas to the 4th of July is ideal for businesses and organizations hosting fundraising events.
"Banners are popular items for businesses and individual consumers, but not everyone has the time or artistic talent to come up with their own original artwork. Our pre-designed banners give our customers dozens of amazing designs to choose from for their next family celebration or business event," says 4OVER4.COM principal Taso Panagiotopoulos.
4OVER4.COM's introduction of pre-designed banners for business, holiday and special occasions is a long awaited edition for customers searching for affordable banners and quick delivery. As with any new product, 4OVER4.com is always eager to supply customers with premium quality printing solutions at affordable prices. Their line of pre-designed vinyl banners for indoor and outdoor use is sure to catch on with customers nationwide.
For more information on pre-designed banners, call customer support at (718) 932-2700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For a full list of products like company t shirts, visit www.4over4.com.
4over4.com, New York based online printing company, has been serving clients nationally since it began its operations in 1999. They are among a proud group of dedicated green printing companies that support sustainable environmental renewal through their responsible printing practices. They use the latest advances in printing technology to deliver items that are beyond compare. 4over4.com is a leader in online printing with thousands of customers because they are passionate about delivering superior quality printing services and have a staff of knowledgeable and committed professionals that go above and beyond to provide unparalleled customer support.
(PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- A people march around the walls of Jericho and after marching around seven times the priests blow their horns and the people shout on the way to victory. Three hundred men facing forty thousand are told to begin shouting the Sword of the Lord and Gideon. They throw the forty-thousand into chaos. Paul and Silas join in singing a hymn while imprisoned the floors quake and doors break. And the disciples sing a song as an introduction to the darkest event upon the planet, the arrest and crucifixion of Jesus. Thereafter, the Church with the greatest life-giving business on the earth is instructed to sing to each other (Judges 6:5; 7:20; Matthew 26:30; Acts 16:25; Ephesians 5:19).
Given these as a few Christ-based examples, music has a place in every aspect of life including progress and productivity in the workplace according to Dr. Steven DavidSon.
"Perhaps Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 'Whistle While You Work' is more than a fairy tale score. There is something integral to the human spirit about melody and movement. I call humming or singing during a task Emotive Internalized Melody (EIM). It practically operates like an insulator or opiate without any intoxicating effect."
DavidSon alludes to Professor Dr. Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences concept for childhood education.
"Notwithstanding the detractors, Gardner's Musical Intelligence exceeds Childhood education in my view. It is an inherent quality possessed by some. They use EIM as a pressure relief and productivity enhancer. Dr. Sian Billock of the University of Chicago reasons that loading too much information to ensure performance without relief causes overload or choking. Singing distracts the mind, and prevents overloading. Based on brain-scans Billock concluded that choking is not only sub-optimal performance, it is poor performance."
DavidSon concludes that where thinkers are concerned and they possess the EIM attribute, employers should encourage it.
"Encourage them to listen to music, hum, or sing as long as it does not distract others. And simply because someone does not possess EIM does not mean a person cannot develop the attribute. If there is any kind of music appreciation a person can learn to employ EIM.
What else can I say? 'Just whistle while you work. And cheerfully together we can tidy up the place. So hum a merry tune. It won't take long when there's a song to help you set the pace.'"
Devoted to Quality Management and Process Improvement concepts for Church and non-profit organizations, Dr. DavidSon has worked in Management Engineering, Finance, and Production operations in government. He is a major award winner, and the leading-edge founder of the nation's exclusive Christ-based organization dedicated to Christian Education and Counseling.
Article Origin: CB Associates
Dr. Dennise Bates, or Timothy DavidSon
Phone: 972 719 2589
Web sites: christbasedcounseling.org, collegeplex.org, drdavidsonlssmasterblackbelt.com
Bay Shore, NY (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- This week phone system experts TelcoDepot.com review the best phone tools for businesses in this quality shopping guide.
Why Do You Need Phone Tools?
• Access to quality phone tools is essential for any business.
• Having the right phone tools can mean the difference between a solid timely fix and prolonged downtime that can lead to major production losses.
How to Select the Best Phone Tools?
• The ideal business phone tools are easy to use and don't require any particular technical knowledge or expertise to handle properly.
• They are also adaptable to a wide variety of common network issues or other phone system problems.
From the Experts at TelcoDept.com:
"Phone tools are easy to use and aid your businesses in analyzing and rectifying typical network and phone system issues on time, preventing complicated and costly maintenance requirements down the road." Yaron Ram, Principal.
Tools Phone Experts Recommend:
• LAN Tool Kit (everything needed to connect and test network cabling)
• Smart Tone & probe kit (used to trace existing cabling)
• LAN cable tester (tests data cables for continuity and shorts; must have when working with LAN cabling)
• Premium punch down tool (with adjustable impact settings; includes 2 blades, 66 and 110 type)
• basic punch down tool (for terminating wires to connector blocks)
• Handy stripper (the must have tool for stripping outer jacket off of data cable)
• RJ-45 Crimper (crimps RJ-45 plugs for data cables)
• RJ-11 Crimper (crimps RJ-11 plugs)
• Cutter/Stripper (tool for stripping & cutting individual conductors in a data cable)
Meet the Experts:
TelcoDepot.com is a supplier of VoIP phones, Business VoIP Service, Hosted PBX solutions, Conferencing Systems, general phone equipment and telephony support solutions for businesses.
To learn more about the TelcoDepot.com Phone Tools offer, including available systems, configuration options and pricing, visit telcodepot.com/phone-tools. For additional inquiries, call TelcoDepot.com support lines on 1-800-390-1200 or send an email to email@example.com.
About Telco Depot
Telco Depot is a leading supplier of quality business telephone systems, business VoIP service, VoIP phones, phone headset equipment, video surveillance systems, voice & data cabling solutions, conference phone solutions and Microsoft Response Point Systems. The company's top priority is to help its clients make informed decisions based on their specific small business phone system needs by providing experience and expertise and guiding them in selecting the best phone systems for their businesses. Telco Depot ensures that their phone systems are fully scalable, affordable priced, and provide the highest value for their clients.
CHARLOTTE, NC (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- Website Design and Internet Marketing Company, Web Full Circle, is pleased to announce the launch of the redesigned website for CHIEF, chiefsupply.com. Web Full Circle provided the company with an enhancedwebsite that is showcased with an upgraded design and user-friendly features.
Since their founding in 1977, CHIEF has become a leader in the Public Safety and Surveying industries by providing top of the line supplies. Their tactical gear represents some of the most valued manufacturers in the industry. These include 5.11 Tactical, Streamlight, Tru-Spec and Under Armour, among hundreds of others. CHIEF is committed to improving personal protection by delivering the most innovative and beneficial products for public safety professionals. By providing superior service and a wide selection of the highest quality products available, CHIEF aids the general public in personal protection and home and family safety.
The Company's 12 year old website has been redesigned to provide users with an advanced customer experience that is complimented with a fresh look and easy navigation. The e-commerce site showcases all of CHIEF's tactical gear and makes it easy for customers to locate what they are shopping for with the keyword search box. This now more responsive feature provides customers with suggestions and search results that have improved accuracy. In addition, the category pages now have large thumbnail images to help direct customers to the product they are looking for. The checkout process has also been restyled to aid customers in checking out quickly and easily. The customer can now chose to log-in as a returning customer to simplify the shopping process. To further connect with CHIEF, users can easily locate and use the live chat feature for help or sign up for exclusive emails from CHIEF. Finally, a slider section has been added to the homepage which allows customers to quickly identify items that are either classified asa "Top Seller", "New Product", or "Sale".
Web Full Circle was happy to enhance the website for CHIEF to aid in their commitment to improving public safety and serving those who rise to the challenge each and every day.
For more information about Web Full Circle, please visit www.webfullcircle.com or call (980) 322-0518.
About Web Full Circle
Web Full Circle is Website Design and SEO Company that specializes in developing websites that generate leads for companies. Our team of Internet consultants and SEO experts develop solutions that are customized around companies' online marketing goals. Web Full Circle is located at 207 Regency Executive Park Dr., Suite #150, Charlotte, NC 28217.
Since the initial launch of CHIEFSUPPLY.COM in 1998, CHIEF has continued to add the latest products, develop new services for public safety professionals, and aid the general public in personal protection and home and family safety. They've gotten this far by running their business on the belief that "quality" pertains as much to the way they treat you, their customer, as it does to their products and services. To learn more about CHIEF please visit, CHIEFSUPPLY.COM
SHARE HUNGER APPEAL RAISES $271,334 INCLUDING A $183,976 MATCH BY CENTURYLINK FOUNDATION; PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: CHECK PRESENTATION ON MONDAY, JULY 15, 3:00 P.M. AT THE SHARE FROMHOLD SERVICE CENTER, 2306 NE ANDRESEN ROAD
Vancouver, Wash. (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- Share's annual Hunger Appeal raised a gross total of $271,334 thanks to a generous $183,976 match by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation through their 2013 CenturyLink Feed the Children Backpack Buddies Food Drive, which took place June 3-7 in hundreds of company locations across the country.
CenturyLink's $183,976 match donation to Share represented the largest portion of the $1 million allocated by the CenturyLink Foundation to support employee efforts during this year's food drive.
"It's a great day for those who benefit from Share's tireless efforts and we are excited for the opportunity to continue this valuable partnership," said Chris Denzin, CenturyLink's vice president and general manager for southwest Washington and Oregon. "Thank you to our southwest Washington employees and to all those who supported this worthwhile drive to lessen the impact of food insecurity in our communities."
"We are continually amazed by the generosity of our local community to answer the call to provide the most basics of needs - food - to men, women and children," said Diane McWithey, Executive Director of Share. "We'd like to thank CenturyLink employees, the CenturyLink Foundation, and all those in our community who participated in the CenturyLink Food Drive."
According to the 2010 Hunger Study by Feeding America, the nation's largest hunger relief organization, 37 million Americans, including 14 million children, are receiving food assistance annually, an increase of 46 percent since 2006. That means one in eight Americans now rely on Feeding America and its nationwide network of local food banks.
Thirty-six percent of the households that food banks serve have at least one person working, and more than one-third of client households report having to choose between food and other basic necessities such as rent, utilities and medical care.
CenturyLink is the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and is recognized as a leader in the network services market by technology industry analyst firms. The company is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. CenturyLink provides data, voice and managed services in local, national and select international markets through its high-quality advanced fiber optic network and multiple data centers for businesses and consumers. The company also offers advanced entertainment services under the CenturyLink(R) Prism(TM) TV and DIRECTV brands. Headquartered in Monroe, La., CenturyLink is an S&P 500 company and is included among the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations. For more information, visit www.centurylink.com.
Share was founded in 1979 with the goal of caring for the homeless and hungry in the greater Vancouver area. Share operates three shelters for the homeless, a transitional housing program, case management, a street outreach program, a Housing & Essential Needs (HEN) program and provides daily meals for the homeless and low-income members of our community. Share also operates a summer meals program for low-income children and a backpack program benefitting 1,500+ children at 72 schools to provide food for weekends to children receiving free or reduced-fee lunches. Additionally, Share offers financial programs that incorporate financial education and matched dollars for savings; these programs are designed to assist in the improvement of credit scores and financial management. For more information on Share, visit our Web site at www.sharevancouver.org.
Jessica Lightheart, Community Relations Director, 360-896-2130
Diane McWithey, Executive Director, 360-952-8216
Martin Flynn, CenturyLink 503-425-3363
(PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- 4x4 Off Roads.com announces to the world its new free eBook about lifting the people's 4x4 truck in its website. The eBook can easily be downloaded from their website for the benefit of those off roaders who want to have an extraordinary experience and capable 4x4 lifting.
4x4 Off Roads is a company that is providing all the essential information about offroading and 4x4s. Many people who own a 4x4 truck and those off roaders are visiting the company every day for them to experience an amazing and extraordinary offroading experience.
With regard to the free EBook that the company offers, anyone can have access to the free eBook that 4x4 Off Roads.com is offering. Anyone can download the eBook in their website and people can always enjoy the step by step guide to a capable 4x4 truck lifting.
The eBook is highly beneficial for those off roaders who want to have an extraordinary truck lifting experience. The eBook is providing all the necessary information that every off roader needs to understand in lifting their 4x4 truck. This allows the people to handle their truck and make their lifting experience lighter.
The eBook is highly beneficial to the readers because it has much information about proper handling of truck, securing their vehicles condition and all the necessary things that they have to know for them to experience a light lifting experience. Aside from that, the EBook is also providing essential information about the parts of the truck that needs to be taken care of before starting to do the truck lifting including the appropriate tires, the gears and other essential information that truck lifting enthusiasts must understand. In addition to that, the eBook also contains suspension recommendations and information about keeping the point of gravity lower for a lighter lifting experience. The eBook is also provided in order to improve the knowledge of 4x4 truck owners in lifting their truck.
4x4 Off Roads.com believes that all 4x4 can always be lifted, and every 4x4 is also created for the off roaders' offroading experience. In addition, the company also believes that a modified 4x4 is not just a status statement because it believes that it is the definition of the person's personality. Lifting their truck will make them feel to have more freedom while on the road.
For more information about "The Step by Step Guide to 4x4 Truck Lifting", visit their website at http://www.4x4offroads.com/ or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE) names Jill Silverstein as Account Manager
ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL, (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE), the Chicago area's leading provider of office equipment solutions, announces that Jill Silverstein of Chicago, IL has been named as an Account Manager, operating from the company's downtown Chicago location.
In this role, she will cultivate relationships with prospective customers, in addition to ensuring that current accounts are maintained up-to-date with new programs and technology offered by DPOE.
Prior to joining DPOE, Silverstein was a Sales Director with Ionthescene.com.
A graduate of Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism, Silverstein is originally from the Detroit area and now makes her home in Chicago. Past volunteer work includes an eight year association with March for Life and The Friendship Circle, organizations that benefit autistic children.
In her spare time Silverstein enjoys travel, maintaining fitness, writing and the great outdoors.
"It is with pleasure that we announce Jill as a member of our professional team," said Chip Miceli, President of DPOE. "We are certain that her customer service skills and enthusiasm will be of great value to our organization."
Des Plaines Office Equipment (DPOE, www.dpoe.com), is a leader in the field of print management, and document generation equipment and solutions, serving the greater Chicago area since 1955. Today, DPOE operates three locations: its headquarters in Elk Grove Village, and a location in Chicago (211 West Wacker Drive) and Rockford (Loves Park, IL). DPOE is a leading provider of Sharp office equipment, as well as Oki Data. Additionally, DPOE is an authorized dealer for HP, and InfoDynamics. DPOE provides products and services to a diverse client base that includes schools, hospitals, law offices, accounting firms, and financial institutions, among others. The firm is a consistent winner of Sharp Document's Hyakuman Kai award for sales excellence, and was named a 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Elite Dealer by the national journal The Week in Imaging. DPOE maintains corporate headquarters at 1020 Bonaventure Drive, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. The firm is active in a number of area civic organizations, including the Italian American Chamber of Commerce, and the Chicago and Des Plaines Chambers of Commerce. For additional information, please call 847-879-6400 or visit www.dpoe.com.
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ProEx Physical Therapy names Sean Riley as Staff Physical Therapist
HAVERHILL, MA (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- ProEx, a physical therapist owned private practice specializing in orthopedics, spine and sports medicine announces the appointment of Sean Riley, MSPT as a Staff Physical Therapist.
Riley, who will practice in ProEx's Haverhill, MA location, will focus on manual therapy and medical exercise therapy, integrating all elements of rehabilitation into a seamless package to provide the highest quality of patient care.
Riley has ten years of experience as a Physical Therapist, most recently prior to joining ProEx at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Previously he was a Physical Therapist with Lahey Clinic.
Riley holds a Masters of Science degree in Physical Therapy from Northeastern University and went on to do an additional year of manual therapy residency training.
Riley resides in his hometown of Arlington, MA with his wife Katelyn and their three children. In his spare time he enjoys paddleboarding, snowboarding, mountain biking and camping.
"It is with pleasure that we announce Sean to our team of professionals," said Karen Murphy, PT and Clinic Manager of the Haverhill location of ProEx Physical Therapy. "We are certain he will thrive in our practice where the highest standard of clinical care is the consistent goal."
About ProEx Physical Therapy
ProEx Physical Therapy was established in 2001 and has locations in Woburn, Springfield, Boston, Haverhill, and Middleton MA; Stratham, Somersworth and Epping, NH; and Farmington, CT. The company maintains administrative offices in Portsmouth, NH. The staff of sports medicine and orthopedic physical therapists treats patients of all ages from children to high-level athletes to geriatric patients. ProEx Physical Therapy is also the official Athletic Trainers to various sports organizations throughout New England. For additional information, please call 877-776-9843 or visit www.PROexPT.com
(PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- At the upcoming SMPTE Australia Conference and Exhibition, Vizrt (Booth G17) will highlight its solutions for integrated video and graphics production and distribution. The company will also focus on the IP media streaming capabilities of its Viz Engine real-time compositing and rendering engine. SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) is the leading technical society for the motion imaging industry. Taking place July 23-26 at the Sydney Exhibition Centre, the show's theme of Delivering the Personalized Content Experience is at the heart of Vizrt's technology at the show.
Multi-platform content distribution
The new IP version of Viz Engine is capable of real-time IP streaming input and output, including compositing of 3D graphics and HD/SD video. First introduced in April at the 2013 NAB Show, the IP version allows multiple Viz Engines to render the same content and output different formats for multiple platforms. The latest version of Viz Engine eliminates the need for an expensive video card or transcoding capability for every platform, and provides an affordable and compact solution for online delivery.
Vizrt will also show a multi-platform workflow enabled by the Viz Media Engine media asset management system, which automatically encodes live video from high-resolution to any format at speeds faster than real-time for online and mobile devices. It efficiently integrates video, graphics, and branding tailored to the targeted device as part of its file-based transcoding and media asset management workflow.
Efficient newsroom workflows
Vizrt gives journalists the edge in getting a story on-air and online quickly with a newsroom workflow that integrates easy-to-use templates with the journalists' native newsroom computer systems (NRCS). With Viz Content Pilot, journalists can access templates for creating graphics, editing maps with Viz World and selected videos from Viz Media Engine to add to a playlist for on-air use and online multi-platform delivery.
Complete online workflow
Vizrt will showcase its Vizrt Online Suite, a highly integrated workflow for online publishing that includes the Escenic Content Engine content management system. The Vizrt Online Suite enables multi-channel and cross publishing to Web and mobile platforms, and efficient graphics and video use in the storytelling.
At the show, Vizrt will also demonstrate how the audience becomes part of the story with social media content captured, moderated, then visualized using 3D graphics capabilities of its Social TV solution. Content is captured from social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Youtube and Instagram. It also captures content from third party partners like never.no, who will be at the booth with Social TV demos that will highlight the latest enhancements to its Interactivity Suite. The never.no suite provides technology that connects fragmented media platforms across broadcast TV systems, mobile, and social media platforms and enables real-time viewer participation, social TV, and synchronized companion apps.
SMPTE will feature a public show displaying the advanced features of Viz Virtual Studio, an advanced virtual set solution that is fully integrated with Vizrt's video and graphics newsroom workflows.
Vizrt provides real-time 3D graphics and asset management tools for the broadcast industry - from award-winning animations & maps to online publishing tools. Vizrt's products are used by the world's leading broadcasters and publishing houses, including: CNN, CBS, Fox, the BBC, BSkyB, Al Jazeera, ITN, ZDF, Star TV, Network 18, TV Today, CCTV, NHK, The Globe and Mail, Times Online, The Telegraph, and Welt Online. Furthermore, many world-class production houses and corporate institutions such as the Stock Exchanges in New York and London use Vizrt systems.
Vizrt is a public company traded on the Oslo Main List: VIZ, ISIN: IL0010838154. For further information please refer to www.vizrt.com
(PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- ANN ARBOR, MI -- Prairie Media has released a new documentary entitled "Chess Masterworks: The Art and History of Twenty-five Chess Sets from the World-Renowned Collection of Dr. George and Vivian Dean." The film, available as a DVD, BluRay and digital download, features 25 of the world's greatest chess sets from the spectacular collection of Dr. George Dean, Founder and President Emeritus of Chess Collectors International, and his wife Vivian. The project was produced for Prairie Media by Jeffrey M. Jones, Pamela Conn, Lawrence Marshall and Lawrence Trinkaus.
Chess Masterworks is presented in an innovative format, with twenty-five mini-documentaries each highlighting one set from the collection. And the sets are seen as never before -- in stunning high definition cinematography. "The close-up beauty of the sets moving on the screen is truly enthralling," explains Jones. "And hearing the history behind each set completes the experience for the viewer."
The film features on-camera narration by Susan Polgar, the world's first female grandmaster; Sarah Coffin, curator of the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; Graham Beal, Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts; and the collectors themselves, Dr. George and Vivian Dean. This diverse mix of players, art historians, and collectors brings insight on both the artistic, historical, and even practical merit of the sets.
For decades, Dr. and Mrs. Dean have traveled the globe acquiring many of the most historically important, valuable and sought-after chess sets in existence. The Deans' collection was the subject of an exhibition on fine chess sets at the Detroit Institute of Arts in 2009. "The Deans really picked out the jewels from each culture and historical time," commented Grandmaster Polgar.
Spanning five centuries and four continents, the sets featured in Chess Masterworks are miniature works of art masterfully fashioned from materials like ivory, amber, jade, porcelain and glass, often laden with precious and semi-precious jewels.
Included are the celebrated Fabergé set and board, listed by Chess.com as "the most valuable chess set in the world." The set was commissioned as a gift from Tsar Nicholas to Russian General Kouropatkin as a consolation gift after losing the war in Manchuria. Also included are an 18th Century Murano blown glass set, a 19th Century Moroccan set and board embroidered with spun silk and gold lace, and sets by modern masters Salvador Dali and Man Ray.
Chess Masterworks is available for purchase at Amazon.com, Google Play and Apple/iTunes, as a DVD, BluRay and digital download. Details are available at www.chessmasterworks.com.
Prairie Media Inc. is a media production company formed in 1998 by Academy Award-winning Producer/Director, Pamela Conn, and award-winning Producer/Sound Designer, Jeffrey M. Jones, C.A.S. Conn and Jones have worked together since 1985, creating award-winning, critically-acclaimed films.
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Financial Planning Association™ of MA awards Gabrielle Rene the Anthony F. Farma, CFP® Scholarship
BOSTON, MA (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- The Financial Planning Association™ of Massachusetts (FPA MA) announces that Gabrielle Rene of Milton, MA has been named this year's recipient of the Anthony F. Farma, CFP® Scholarship.
Rene, M.B.A. EA, is a Tax and Financial Planner with Grene Enterprises LLC, registered as an Independent Financial Advisor with Transamerica Financial Advisors, Inc. As the scholarship recipient she has been awarded a $500 scholarship payable to a CFP® education program; an FPA National Membership enrollment for one year; and a FPA MA Local Membership enrollment for a year.
Rene, who received a BS in Business from UMass-Boston and her MBA from Curry College, will attend Bentley University this fall to pursue CFP® certification. She has passed Series 7 and 66 exams and is Life & Health Licensed and Insured.
Introduced in 2004, the Anthony F. Farma, CFP® Scholarship is awarded to a student who is pursuing CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification. The scholarship honors Anthony (Tony) Farma, an FPA MA member who passed away in November of 2004.
"I am grateful and honored to be awarded the Anthony F. Farma Scholarship," said Rene. "Tony Farma shared the same passion for financial service as I do; I feel privileged to be able to assist people in obtaining financial independence and help my clients realize how their money can work for them."
"We congratulate Gabrielle as this year's recipient of the Anthony F. Farma CFP® Scholarship," said Peter Jaworski, CFP, President of the FPA of MA. "Tony was a teacher, mentor and friend to many current FPA members; this scholarship is intended to keep alive his memory, spirit and commitment to furthering the financial planning profession."
About the Financial Planning Association™ of Massachusetts
Since the year 2000, the FPA™ MA has sought to foster the value of financial planning and advance the financial planning profession in the Bay State. Our 900 members are dedicated to the financial planning process, which entails establishing personal and financial goals and creating a way to reach them. FPA™MA believes that everyone needs objective advice to make smart financial decisions and that when seeking the advice of a financial planner, the planner should be a CFP® certificant.
Many FPA™ MA members engage in philanthropic pro bono work in their communities. They also recommend legislation, elevate public awareness, promote financial literacy, and advocate for sound economic and tax policies. We welcome all those who advance the financial planning process and promote the CFP® mark as the cornerstone of the financial planning profession. For more information please call 855-54-FPAMA (37262) or visit www.fpama.org.
(PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- Contribute in eco-friendly precious metals processing and receive gold!
Roswell NM -- Precious Metal Processors, a company that has produced gold, silver, platinum, and palladium since 1997, has launched a crowd funding project to upgrade to an eco-friendly plasma processing machine that will increase productivity by at least 50%.
Contributors to the fund will receive compensation in gold. The company plans to raise $55,000 and purchase the machine by July 15, 2013. Estimated delivery of gold is October 2013, with perks doubled for donations made by July 19. Additional compensation is offered to contributors who spread the word.
The machine, which meets EPA guidelines to protect the environment, sifts through dirt and tailings and attracts tiny gold particles to one another, vibrating them into a solid nugget. "We're taking leftover rubble and coming up with gold in your hand," President Geoff Becket said. "This idea was designed to keep the world as we know it safe."
The upgrade will promote more efficient, safe, and eco-friendly mining practices. To learn more and contribute, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/world-s-greenest-treasure-hunt and http://www.preciousmetalprocessors.com.
BENICIA, CA (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- Cycle Gear Inc., the nation's largest retailer of motorcycle apparel and accessories, is celebrating the opening of their 100th store location. Harrisburg, Cycle Gear's fourth store in Pennsylvania is now open and is conveniently located at 3462 Paxton Street across the street from the Bass Pro Shop in the Harrisburg Mall. Cycle Gear is one of few motorcycle parts and apparel retailers that is open 7 days a week.
"We are proud to not only be opening our 100th store location, but also doing it in a city with such rich history," said Dave Bertram, Cycle Gear's CEO, "We are looking forward to working with the Harrisburg community for years to come."
Cycle Gear is throwing a grand opening celebration July 12 through the 14th. The grand opening weekend will feature many deals only available at the Harrisburg, PA store as well as a raffle featuring prizes like a GoPro Camera, Shoei Helmet, and a Cycle Gear Shopping Spree.
Employee-owned and enthusiast-driven, Cycle Gear is an active member of the riding community, sponsoring local events and working with new and experienced riders to help them find just the right gear. Cycle Gear's industry-leading focus on customer service and satisfaction has been a company hallmark since its founding in 1974. Their customer commitment includes 100% Satisfaction and 30-Day Best Price Guarantees, and a No Hassle 7-Day Helmet Exchange program.
About Cycle Gear:
Cycle Gear® Inc. is the country's largest retailer of motorcycle parts, apparel and accessories. Since 1974, Cycle Gear's product selection and superior service have catered to the needs of motorcycle enthusiasts. With stores nationwide and an e-commerce website, Cycle Gear provides access and unbeatable prices to riders wherever they are. As an employee-owned company, the Cycle Gear team takes enormous personal pride in providing its "100% Satisfaction Guarantee," which includes the industry leading "7-Day No Hassle Helmet Exchange and a "30-Day, Best Price Guarantee" as well as easy returns, in-store or online, and no restocking fees, ever. Visit one of 100 store locations in 28 states, or visit us online at www.cyclegear.com today.
Contact: Johnny Lin
Cycle Gear, Inc.
Concord, CA (PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 - Concord home care agency Family Solutions Home Care announced today it has implemented a new community outreach mission which expands on its Internet presence to reach more local elderly and their families. The new business development and community outreach initiatives are part of a larger communications plan implemented by the agency to provide valuable information and resources to elderly seniors and their families while reaching more potential customers for their Contra Costa home care agency.
Home care agencies have traditionally relied on professional referrals (in the offline world) for success. But times have changed and the Internet presents new opportunities that can help small businesses reach more consumers using technology.
The formula is simple. Family Solutions Home Care plans to grow by making intelligent use of multiple public channels on the Web, including marketing communications and social media. To make it in the new economy, small businesses must think outside the box and the Internet provides such opportunities.
"I'm excited about the opportunities to serve more seniors that will come from our latest online initiatives." said David Murphy, Certified Senior Advisor and owner of Family Solutions Home Care. "Building relationships online is just as important as building them off." said Murphy. The company's online mission will be boosted on a platform of blogging, Internet promotion and online communications initiatives. The expansion plan includes adding a blog to the company website and updated and enhanced functionality that includes social media features for content distribution.
About The Concord Home Care Provider
When aging parents, relatives or friends need some assistance home is the best place to be. Family Solutions Home Care of Concord, CA are experts at caring for elderly and infirm seniors in their own homes. Serving Contra Costa, California their experienced caregivers are thoroughly screened to perform many different services and duties including companionship, meal prep, basic housekeeping, personal laundry, medication reminders, assistance with walking and much more. The agency is responsible for all professional and employment related fees and taxes. Agency owner David Murphy is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), which is a mark of professional distinction in the senior care services field. For additional details about the company's Concord home care services, please visit:
Company Contact Information
David Murphy, Certified Senior Advisor
Family Solutions Home Care
1054 Larry Place
Concord, CA 94518
(PRBuzz.com) July 12, 2013 -- iHomefinder is pleased to announce new client Melissa Baker of White Lion Real Estate. With iHomefinder's WordPress IDX on her website, Melissa offers her visitors the best available home search technology. Melissa will benefit from the powerful lead generation built into iHomefinder's WordPress IDX. For over fourteen years, iHomefinder has been an industry leader in secure MLS property search and compliant MLS data management. With Enhanced Property Details, Listing Pages and Widgets, and Branded Email Alerts, Melissa can provide her clients with top notch online service and stay connected with them throughout their search process.
Enhanced Property Details Pages display property data in an easy-to-read format that contains complete, current and compliant MLS data. Each listing can have up to twenty-five large, beautiful photos. Melissa's website visitors will also have instant access to property information from Walk Score, Google Maps, GreatSchools and a Mortgage Calculator. Visitors can easily share their favorite listings with family and friends with social media share. Sharing is easy through email, Facebook, Twitter and hundreds of other social media sites.
The Optima Express Listing Pages and Widgets easily enhance a realtor's website and keeps website visitors focused on the property listing information. Featured Listing widgets can be placed in sidebars or in other widget areas. If a realtor does not have any currently active listings, their office's listings will be displayed. Other ways to enhance and enrich the website include, a Featured Listing page, Top Picks pages and Listings Gallery shortcodes. The Listings Gallery shortcode allows Melissa to display Featured Listings or Saved Searches quickly and easily on any page or post. There are so many ways in which which Melissa can leverage iHomefinder's WordPress IDX to improve her website.
With Email Alerts, Melissa can automatically notify clients and prospects of new listings that meet their saved search criteria. Alerts are also be sent to clients and prospects based on changes in the status of listings within their saved searches. They are sent automatically without any effort on the part of the realtor and can be branded to the realtor's business. Branded emails help realtors stay top of mind with prospects who see their name, logo and brand each time they receive this valuable information.
Melissa's real estate experience combined with iHomefinder's WordPress IDX offers her clients, prospects and website visitors the best possible home search experience. The WordPress IDX provides her with many tools to connect and stay connected with her clients and prospects. Whether they are on their home computers or using any mobile devices, they'll receive great value and service from the powerful WordPress IDX tools on Melissa's website.
About iHomefinder, Inc.
iHomefinder is a leading national provider of real estate search technology and websites. Using the Internet Data eXchange (IDX) standard, iHomefinder securely powers hosted property search and lead capture in thousands of real estate websites. We partner with a wide array of web designers to integrate our technology in real estate websites. We also maintain trusted relationships with hundreds of MLSs across the U.S. to provide licensed, accurate, and timely listing data. The company maintains a long-standing reputation for strict compliance with the local rules of each MLS.
In addition to serving real estate professionals, iHomefinder provides technical compliance and consulting services to innovative Internet marketing firms who require licensed access to national real estate listing data.
Established in 1997, iHomefinder is privately held and headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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