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    Mansfield, OH ( July 16, 2013 -- A bizarre collection of stuffed ducks, mice, frogs and their other furry counterparts have become a surprising highlight of the offbeat collection housed at the Mansfield Memorial Museum. These Victorian-era taxidermy displays, which continue to intrigue visitors more than 100 years after they were crafted, prove that taxidermy is an art worth dying for. Information on this and other Mansfield attractions is available at (800) 642-8282 or visit

    Mansfield Memorial Museum visitors chuckle over the macabre exhibits, which feature a variety of small birds, mammals and amphibians posed in bizarre vignettes with tiny props. They're dressed in costumes and portrayed in human-likeness, offering a truly one-of-a-kind museum experience. Visitor favorites include a bullfrog conductor directing a band of rats; three ducks and a rooster enjoying afternoon tea; and a duck wedding complete with a robed minister.

    The collection was started by the museum's original creator, Edward Wilkinson, between 1871 and 1876. "It's been on display since the museum opened 125 years ago," said current Museum Director Scott Schaut. "It's one of the oldest such collections in any museum." The art form that got its start from hunters wishing to display their prizes and scientists looking to study animal forms became very vogue in the Victorian era. During that time, British families displayed pieces in their home as a show of wealth. Taxidermists began experimenting with different techniques to demonstrate their skill. The artists' creativity heightened the popularity of these fairy-tale, taxidermy-based dioramas.

    Founded in 1889, Mansfield Memorial Museum is the oldest museum in Richland County. Taxidermy is just a part of its broad and unusual collection. Other displays include the world's first robots and artifacts spanning from Ancient Rome to modern times, including collections of early Native American, African, Asian, military and natural history items. The museum is located at 34 Park Ave. West, Mansfield, Oh, 419-525-2491,

    A destination unlike any other, Mansfield and Richland County, Ohio's wealth of unusual travel adventures and experiences, from visiting the working farm where Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall were married, to overnight ghost hunts in a haunted former state prison and touring sites where "The Shawshank Redemption" and other Hollywood blockbuster movies have been filmed. Breathtaking scenery, rural and hometown experiences, as well as hiking, biking, golf, cross-country and downhill skiing, bird watching and loads of other outdoor adventures attract families and visitors of all ages. For information or to order a Visitors Guide, consumers can call (800) 642-8282 or visit


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    ( July 16, 2013 -- Since 1984, BathPro Orlando has been providing amazing, quality kitchen and bathroom refinishing to its clients throughout the Orlando, Tampa, Melbourne, and Lakeland, Florida areas. The bathtub refinishing professionals have received high praises from its clients. BathPro Refinishing has provided affordable, professional, and simple ways to improve older kitchens and bathrooms into inviting areas and adding value to your home.

    BathPro Refinishing has over two decades of experience in refinishing and are recognized throughout central Florida as the top choice for all types of refinishing needs, whether in the bathroom or kitchen. Bathpro is also the only local company with a complete five year warranty against defects in their work and product failure. The central Florida tub refinishing company is also a member of the Better Business Bureau and the Orlando Chamber of Commerce. Bathpro Refinishing is completely licensed, insured and recognized in central Florida for the quality of work that it produces.

    BathPro Refinishing is also thrilled to offer a free, no obligation estimate for your bathroom and kitchen needs. BathPro Orlando does not believe there should be any type of fees for time or other areas that some contractors may charge. Also, its professional staff does not pressure or give their clients or potential clients any hard sales tactics. Its service professionals are happy to come by your home or place of business to offer a competitive price quote backed behind the excellence and quality of the work they have proven over the past twenty plus years.

    There are many reasons why it is a fantastic idea to refinish your bathtub or kitchen areas if these areas are looking like they need to be. One of them is the costs associated with refinishing a bathtub with the right equipment and materials verses having to purchase a brand new bathtub. A new bathtub could cost hundreds of dollars more than the quality refinishing that BathPro offers to their clients. Savings can add up to as high as eighty percent of the replacement cost of a new bathtub. This also goes the same for ceramic tiles, countertops, and cabinets with the type of savings that one can expect from refinishing instead of purchasing a brand new bathtub or kitchen materials.

    BathPro Refinishing is also the only refinishing company that is registered with the Better Business Bureau in central Florida and stands behind its 100% guarantee of five years of workmanship and product issues, if they arise. BathPro can be contacted at (407) 869-8696 or visit site at

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    ( July 16, 2013 -- Attorneys nationwide who lost their job during the great recession have discovered an emerging legal field that may hold career promise for them. This gives them much to think about. Are they willing to change their legal specialty to continue the practice of law? Most legal experts agree the practice of law the way it once was is a thing of the past. The Wall Street Journal has repeatedly said most of the legal positions cut are gone forever as law firms adjusted to the new economic realities. The main question is: Are unemployed attorneys willing to retool to grab the brass ring again?

    Evolving from the need to keep international trade safe, the burgeoning practice area of regulatory trade law has seen a sharp increase in need as the US Government stepped up controls over exports and imports. This intensified regulatory environment potentially impacts any company or individual participating in the global supply chain. The expanded regulations put in place by governments worldwide mean vast numbers of legal specialists are needed by manufacturers, importers, exporters, legal practices offering services to clients, government bodies and trade groups. Violations for non compliance with the growing body of laws can cripple a country; violations can cause companies to face large fines (in the tens or hundreds of millions of dollars) and possibly lose their export privileges. Experts claim this under served legal arena offers tremendous opportunities to attorneys willing to retool to help meet this growing need.

    A Google search shows that 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. "It is a very specialized area of the law," said Dr. Donald Burton, President of Dunlap-Stone University. "The regulations change constantly, sometimes weekly, which makes it nearly impossible for traditional law schools to offer regulatory trade law courses. Their courses would be out of date before their class was over. It is a challenge to keep the curriculum current, especially if this area of the law is an elective for them. For the past 18 years, our school has specialized in this narrow niche of the law." The school's International Import-Export Institute is renowned for its practical international trade education degree programs and trade law focus. It 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)

    According to the Registrar at Dunlap-Stone University, in recent years, the number of attorneys enrolling in its online classes has seen a steady increase. Records show that some law practices have had a number of their associates take online compliance courses at DSU to widen their practice offerings and as preparation training for their industry certification exams: Certified U.S. Export Compliance Officer

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    ( July 16, 2013 -- In the beauty world, there always seems to be a new beauty tool that becomes, even if for a short time, the latest "must have" product. Some tools go in and out of fashion as quickly as celebrity gossip in the tabloids, while others prove their timelessness and stick around in beauty boxes forever. One of the latest products that seems it will fall into the latter category is the beauty blending cosmetic sponge. Though they've been around for a while, it seems they are just now getting celebrity attention. Kim Kardashian's makeup artist, Mario Dedanovic swears by a version of one that he uses on Kim's flawless face. 

    The purpose of the beauty sponge is to evenly "sheer" out foundation over the face. Doing so provides an almost airbrushed finish that most celebritys sport and most average women are longing for. The most commonly found sponges resemble a teardrop, with a wide base and a pointed top. The wide base is most commonly use to apply foundation and/or powder over the forehead, cheeks, and chin; while the pointed end facilitates ease of application around the eyes, nose, and mouth.

    Many women have found however, that "one size doesn't always fit all." So to provide an answer to that problem, Beauty Junkees Inc., is offering their sample pack of four different shaped sponges for a limited time. Each of the four shapes has a unique use for its application of a wide variety of makeup products. They list the various ways each sponge can be used in the "Our Products" section on their website at Additionally, since launching their product on Amazon, they have ONLY gotten 5 star reviews. For the regular gal that's looking to incorporate a tried and tested celebrity makeup trick into her own beauty regime, these sponges might just be the answer.

    Beauty Junkees's main focus is to provide expert tested and female approved beauty products that are available to every woman, everywhere. By creating a product funnel of tested products like the beauty blending cosmetic sponges already available, alongside a website packed full of great information from a licensed cosmetologist and esthetician, Beauty Junkees is going above and beyond to create a brand that not only offers quality products but free valuable information as well.

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    ( July 16, 2013 -- Donald J. Farinacci, multiple award-winning author of works of military and political history (, announces the publication to critical acclaim of his historical novel of the Cold War, "1961, Sliding Toward Armageddon" (Navigator-Books, 2013; see also A cross-genre novel of history and espionage suspense, the book takes the reader from the first glimmering light of 1961 to its last flickering flame, all the while fixing the reader's attention on the fulcrum upon which all the tumult of the Cold War seemed to rotate--a place rather than an idea--Berlin, a city of intrigue which stood for the entire 45 years of the Cold War as an island of freedom in a sea of tyranny. As an historical novel, it plunges into the maelstrom of the battle between John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev over Berlin, the major battleground of the Cold War--their Stalingrad, Waterloo and Gettysburg all wrapped into one.


    Name: Donald J. Farinacci

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    ( July 16, 2013 -- Heart & Stone Jewelry is opening a unique store in Northborough MA, dedicated to showcasing artistic talent in a variety of media from both established and emerging artists. The store will be: a workshop and retail space for Heart & Stone Jewelry's personalized build-able charm collection, a gallery space to showcase other artists and a learning center to host precious metal clay parties and open studio nights.

    We opened our doors on July 13th to showcase the Heart & Stone line!

    We have beautiful custom built lit and locking cases and lots of floor and wall space ready to fill with your work.

    The space is in a great highly trafficked location at 269 West Main Street in Northborough in the Kendall Square Plaza.

    The gallery space is still in the stages of imagination and transformation and will have its grand opening in September 2013.

    Help us find the heart and soul of the space through your amazing artwork.

    We are currently accepting submissions from artisans of all kinds. We are considering handcrafted (non-personalized) precious jewelry, accessories, artwork & gifts for women and men. We can not consider clothing or home furnishings due to other business' in our plaza.

    Please email an artist statement and a minimum of 5 images of work. If you wish, you can include one sentence about each work, briefly explaining their context. The Heart & Stone Store will be professionally and heavily promoted via the web, social media and in local and national print.

    The consignment breakdown is as follows:
    artworks priced up to $30 receive 50%
    artworks priced $31 - $250 receive 60%
    artworks priced above $251+ receive 65%
    Credit card fees and sales tax will be taken care of by Heart & Stone.

    Please send submissions to Arianne at We will respond quickly. We are excited! Thank you!

    Contact: Jillian Gregoriou
    Tel: 617-797-9869

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    Reno, NV ( July 16, 2013 -- This spring CASH 1 sponsored two local baseball teams from the Reno Continental Little League. The RCLL is led by volunteers and serves youths ages 4 to 18 by teaching them the fundamentals of baseball and sportsmanship.

    Excited parents, players, and coaches filled the little league park from the first pitch, or tee, till the end of season playoffs. Both sponsored teams had great seasons and the kids were able to experience the lessons of team sports. The Farm A's finished in 5th place and the Rookie White Sox's T-ball team had fun learning the ins and outs of America's pastime. CASH 1 is honored to sponsor and support employees, their children, and a great league.

    CASH 1 is a provider of hassle-free short-term loans to those underserved by traditional lending. CASH 1 offers a variety of short-term loan products and check cashing. CASH 1 is a fully licensed lender, and as a member of the Community Financial Services Association of America, CASH 1 is committed to responsible lending practices. To find out more please visit us at

    Media Contact:
    Todd McLaughlin

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    ( July 16, 2013 -- With mixed reactions over the state of health of internationally re-known anti- apartheid champion and hero, Nelson Madiba Mandela, African based International Pop Singer, Vasco DADA is set to release a world hit single "Tribute to Nelson Mandela" on the Mandela day, July 18th 2013. The singer is slated to handover a debut album to the South African Ambassador in Kampala, though the Embassy has not yet set up a program for the occasion.

    Formerly, July 18th was celebrated throughout the Southern African region as Nelson Mandela's birthday. In 2009, the United Nations declared it as a day to honor his legacy and a global call to every individual to contribute to the positive change of society.

    As part of the activities, Vasco DADA and his promoters have granted royalty free access to radio stations across Africa and the Entire world to play the song on that day.

    In the song "Tribute to Nelson Mandela", the 35 year old Ugandan singer summarizes Mandela as the King of People's hearts. The soft reggae single is set for digital distribution on and iTunes. The singer has twitted on his page a few lines of the lyrics that could leave the reader in tears, bearing in mind the health circumstances surrounding the Hero.

    The reggae song produced in Kampala and mastered with a select of American professionals selling on, takes the format of a prayer but the producers where careful to push it even into the times after Mandela's existence.

    More about Vasco DADA can be got from

    Phone: +256772916505
    Location: Kampala Uganda

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    ( July 16, 2013 -- Punch TV Network launches its new interactive website at to bring viewers the television shows they already know and love on the Internet. The new website includes user friendly navigation and visually appealing graphics, social media engagement, as well as enhanced interaction to satisfy and appeal to all viewers.

    With its millions of loyal followers, Punch TV decided to provide more for its viewers to enjoy. Not only does the new Punch TV website provide a full synopsis of Punch TV scheduled shows, channels and upcoming events, but it also provides live streaming for those who wish to get a little Punch in them while away from the comfort of their homes.

    Punch TV has also incorporated a section in which viewers are able to learn more about the company itself, including the Founder and CEO of Punch TV Joseph Collins, Punch TV's Executive Team and information on the goals and visions of the company. Viewers will not only be able to watch the new televisions shows but the new website will also keep viewers up to date on upcoming changes, news, contents, casting calls and allow viewers the unique opportunity to provide their input as to what direction the network should take by submitting ideas, questions, news or concerns.

    Founder and CEO, Joseph Collins states, "With the advancement of technology we now have the ability to create engagement and interaction with our viewers on a larger scale, the website is only the beginning for Punch TV's global expansion." Engagement is the exact direction Punch TV aims to reach by including a community function that will allow visitors to not only communicate and share with the Punch TV Team, but amongst each other as well.

    Marketing Director Sharifah Hardie agrees, "We [Punch] decided to spice things up with the website; by showing our viewers that we understand the importance of being able to directly connect with them."

    For more information visit or contact Sharifah Hardie at 562-424-4597

    "Are you thirsty yet?" I want my Punch TV!


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    Lebanon, IN ( July 16, 2013 -- American Health Network is pleased to announce that Mojgan Sarmadi, MD has joined its Lebanon practice and has started seeing patients on July 1st. Dr. Sarmadi specializes in family medicine with an emphasis on preventative and wellness care for adults and children and disease management.

    Dr. Sarmadi, a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry received her medical degree from the University of Michigan where she had completed an integrated geriatric fellowship and a general practice residency in dentistry. Additionally, Dr. Sarmadi did her family medicine internship at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey, and then completed her family medicine residency at Saint Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, Indiana. Most recently, she completed a clinical research fellowship at the NIH (National Institutes of Health) in Bethesda, Maryland.

    "I'm extremely excited to begin this new chapter in my healthcare career," said Dr. Sarmadi, "I look forward to working with our patients, providers and staff as we strive to enhance the health of our community."

    Dr. Sarmadi will be working with Dr. Ben Park, Dr. John Saalwaechter, Terri DeFabis, Adult Nurse Practitioner, and Lynn Strueh, Family Nurse Practitioner at Lebanon's American Health Network office located at 504 W. Camp Street. 

    About American Health Network
    American Health Network is Indiana's largest physician-owned group practice with over 70 offices and more than 200 primary care physicians and specialists in Indiana and Ohio. The organization is driven with the visionary purpose of providing high-quality, cost-effective care, supported by a robust electronic infrastructure in our quest to provide exceptional care to our patients. For more information, visit

    Julian Stanisic, Marketing Manager

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    Los Angeles ( July 16, 2013 -- Supervision Entertainment Inc., is on the hunt for an acquisition or merger with a company that has unique qualities that will bring substantial shareholder value to its stock.

    The company believes that this move is now necessary to substantially increase shareholder value and bring real value to the company's shares. 

    The company incorporated in 1984 now has an almost 30 year history. During these years the company has primarily been involved in the entertainment business of producing and distributing films, televison and music. However, there are literally hudreds of public companies engaged in the entertainment business. As a result the current business is very diluted and it is difficult to get the shares to provide real value.

    The company is now looking to acquire or merge with a company that stands alone by having unique patented products, unique technology, the ability to have its products marketed on a world wide basis, and most importantly the ability to generate significant cash flow.

    Over the last few years several target companies have been identified and a short list has been compiled. Each one has unique components, good management, cash flow, growth potential and meets all the criteria, in our opinion,  to take the stock value from pennies to dollars which every shareholder would be pleased to see.

    Negotiations have commenced with a number of these companies and in the next few months it is expected that an announcement will be made which will identify the company that is either acquired or merged with. 

    The company believes that this move will bring significant shareholder appreciation to the stock and create a dynamic company with a much higher stock price. The plan is also to upgrade its reporting and eventually meet NASDAQ listing requirements.

    To contact the company please contact Bryan Brant: at

    This press release contains forward-looking statements, particularly as related to, among other things, the business plans of the Company, statements relating to goals, plans and projections regarding the Company's financial position and business strategy. The words or phrases "would be," "will allow," "intends to," "may result," "are expected to," "will continue," "anticipates," "expects," "estimate," "project," "indicate," "could," "potentially," "should," "believe," "think", "considers" or similar expressions are intended to identify "forward-looking statements." These forward-looking statements fall within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934 and are subject to the safe harbor created by these sections. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, involve known and unknown risks, a reliance on third parties for information, transactions or orders that may be cancelled, and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements, or developments in our industry, to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from anticipated results include risks and uncertainties related to the fluctuation of global economic conditions, the performance of management and our employees, our ability to obtain financing, competition, general economic conditions and other factors that are detailed in our periodic reports and on documents we file from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Statements made herein are as of the date of this press release and should not be relied upon as of any subsequent date. The Company cautions readers not to place undue reliance on such statements. The Company does not undertake, and the Company specifically disclaims any obligation, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect occurrences, developments, unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statement. Actual results may differ materially from the Company's expectations and estimates.

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    ( July 16, 2013 -- Shanghai Formote Exhibition Service Co., Ltd is managing the 4th Overseas Property and Immigration and Investment Fair in Shanghai this autumn. People from the different sectors of the business industry are sure to give attendees an impressive investment show that will be held in mainland China.

    The expo is made to give overseas companies an ideal platform where they can invest in different projects that are offered in the Chinese market. There are many high potential companies in the market that are sure to give investors from different parts of the world a chance to deal with their needs and get into the profitable Chinese market with ease.

    Aside from the 4th Overseas Property and Immigration and Investment Fair, there are also other property show and immigration show that the company will manage. It is the company that will make local and international businesses reach out with other business enthusiasts in the industry and make it possible to get in touch with professionals in the business world. Since the company manages several expos other than the upcoming expo this autumn, many businesses are given the opportunity to learn from the experts and be in contact with rich people in the Chinese industry and make the expo the right place to exchange investments with popular companies.

    Through the managing services that Shanghai Formote Exhibition Service Co., Ltd can provide, there is no doubt that people will be given the opportunity to deal with their needs through the investment show . Businesses in different sectors are given the opportunity to invest or meet those who are willing to make business with as a part of success.

    Shanghai Formote Exhibition Service Co., Ltd is a company located at China and has been the one responsible for making large expos and exhibition regarding for businesses and other sectors that need it. What they provide are impressive exhibits and promotions and campaigns that are sure to call the attention of all business investors and exhibitors from different places.

    To get more information about the upcoming exhibitions under the management of the company, visit their site at . All inquiries can all be sent through email, send it to or just give them a call at +86-21-3117 3942.

    Company: Shanghai Formote Exhibition Service Co., Ltd
    Address: 18F, No.681, Yizheng Mansion, Xincun Rd, Shanghai, China
    Tel. No.: +86-21-3117 3942

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    CONTACT: Colleen Cimini, 781-982-5557,

    Micro-Pak Ltd. Products Become First in the Market to Earn Stringent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Registration

    HONG KONG, ( July 16, 2013 -- Micro-Pak Ltd., the leading worldwide distributor of anti-microbial packaging protection, recently announced that their Micro-Pak® Enhanced Packaging Stickers and Micro-Pak PE Sheets are first in the marketplace to earn U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("U.S. EPA") Registration.

    This unique achievement came following rigorous testing and scientific analysis of the products, as required by the U.S. EPA, including chemistry data, efficacy, and performance data.

    Since 1998, Micro-Pak Ltd has been a leading supplier of Micro-Pak® Enhanced Packaging Stickers and Micro-Pak® PE Sheets for the footwear, apparel, bag, accessories and leather goods industries. The registration, company officials said, puts Micro-Pak® products in a very strong competitive position in the market.

    "The anti-microbial function of Micro-Pak® products makes them extremely effective at reducing the risk of mold while still being safe for workers and consumers," said Sal Cesario, Global Sales & Marketing Manager of Micro-Pak, Ltd.

    He added, "The U.S. EPA Registration provides our clients and customers with the peace of mind in knowing that the products have undergone extensive testing for safety. We understand the importance of creating non-toxic products that are not only highly effective but are also safe for people and the environment."

    About Micro-Pak®
    Micro-Pak Ltd is the worldwide distributor of Micro-Pak® Enhanced Packaging Stickers and Micro-Pak® PE Sheets. Micro-Pak Ltd was founded in 1998 and is now a leading supplier to the footwear, apparel, bag and accessories markets. Micro-Pak® maintains corporate offices in Hong Kong, Arnhem, Netherlands, New York, NY and Portland, OR. Micro-Pak® products are effective at both absorbing moisture and eliminating the risk of mold, while still being safe for workers and consumers. Micro-Pak® Stickers and PE Sheets are Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM at the Silver level and are registered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. For additional information, please call 503-747-5755 in the U.S. or visit the company's website at Micro-Pak Ltd can also be found on LinkedIn (Micro-Pak Ltd), Facebook (MicroPak) and Twitter (@micropakltd).

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    Washington, DC ( July 16, 2013 -- The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law today congratulated Eric Fingerhut on being selected as the next president and CEO of Hillel.

    A former congressman from Ohio and head of Ohio's public system of colleges and universities, it is no surprise that Hillel's board of directors unanimously approved Fingerhut on Sunday. Working out of the DC central organization, Fingerhut will help raise money and direct strategy for the 550 branches spread out on campuses across the nation. On his appointment, Fingerhut commented:
    "I am honored to be joining such an esteemed and important organization. Everything in my life has led to this moment-- my public service, my work on campuses and research centers across Ohio, and my lifelong devotion to Israel and the Jewish people. And so I couldn't be more thrilled."

    Brandeis Center President Kenneth L. Marcus commented, "Eric Fingerhut is a great choice to lead Hillel, and we congratulate him. The Brandeis Center looks forward to continuing to work with Hillel, both nationally and at its many locations, as we continue to fight anti-Semitism on college and university campuses." The Brandeis Center has recently expanded its legal advocacy initiative and is monitoring colleges and universities nationwide for compliance with federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination against Jewish and Israeli students.


    The Louis D. Brandeis Center, Inc., or LDB, is an independent, nonprofit organization established to advance the civil and human rights of the Jewish people and promote justice for all. The Brandeis Center conducts research, education, and advocacy to combat the resurgence of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. It is not affiliated with the Massachusetts University, the Kentucky law school, or any of the other institutions that share the name and honor the memory of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice. For more information, contact Andrew Loeb at or 818-297-2900, or find us at


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    WALTHAM, Mass. ( July 16, 2013 -- Hans Brings, an award-winning sales associate in the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Waltham office, has once again been ranked among the country's top real estate agents and teams. Brings ranked No. 138 on The Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends list of top 250 real estate sales professionals in the United States based on sales volume, closing more than $68.9 million in sales in 2012.

    Brings was also ranked among The Wall Street Journal/REAL Trends list of top 250 sales professionals by transaction sides, coming in at No. 158 on the list.

    "Hans' sales achievements are extraordinary. His extensive knowledge of the local real estate market and his superb marketing and negotiation skills continually set him apart. This honor reflects how exceptional Hans is on a national level as well," said Pat Villani, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England. "I am proud to have Hans on my team."

    The Thousand Top Real Estate Professionals rankings feature four separate categories honoring the Top 250 Agents by Sales Volume; Top 250 Agents by Transaction Sides (in each real estate transaction, there are two sides that can be represented by a real estate agent: a buyer's and a seller's.); Top 250 Teams by Sales Volume; and Top 250 Teams by Transaction Sides.

    Coldwell Banker placed more agents and teams than any other brand on the nationwide rankings, with 155 spots across the four categories, and held the most overall spots in individual agent sales volume (53) and team sales volume (36). Coldwell Banker also features the No. 1 performing team based on sales volume.

    Sales associates affiliated with NRT, the parent company of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, represented 35 percent (88) of the spots within the Top 250 Agents by Sales Volume. In total, NRT accounted for 16 percent (161) of the agents and teams included in the rankings.

    This is the latest honor in a long list of achievements earned by Brings during his real estate career. Brings ranked among the top three sales professionals out of more than 3,000 agents at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England this year. In April of this year, he was presented with the Coldwell Banker® International President's Premier award, a distinguished honor awarded to the top 1 percent of approximately 82,200 sales associates worldwide in the Coldwell Banker® system.

    A longtime Waltham resident, Brings has gained expertise in sales, marketing and negotiation during his more than 20 years in the real estate industry. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage named Brings vice president in 1996 in recognition of his sales achievements and agent training.

    Active in the community, Brings formed the "Hans Brings Results for Children's Charities Fund" to continually provide financial assistance to children's charities such as Toys for Tots, The Home for Little Wanderers, The Genesis Fund, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, Stanley Snowflake Program, and other worthy organizations.

    Brings graduated cum laude from Bentley College in Waltham. He is affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Waltham office located at 867 Main St. and can be reached at (781) 893-0808 or

    Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is the largest residential real estate brokerage company in New England. With more than 3,600 sales associates and staff in approximately 80 office locations, the organization serves consumers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is part of NRT LLC, the nation's largest residential real estate brokerage company.

    Contact: Jillian Gregoriou
    Tel: 617-797-9869

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    ( July 16, 2013 -- Budding entrepreneurs itching to start their own business are being invited to sit down with the founders of one of the UK's most successful franchises in Walsall this Saturday.

    The special event is designed to introduce those keen to become their own boss to the realities of running a business, with expert advice, secrets of success from those who have been there done that and exclusive insight from two of the country's most successful, self-made millionaires.

    The Travel Franchise presentation is a day-long seminar which gives a unique opportunity to meet the people behind the business. The event is designed for anyone considering launching a business, not just those who want to start a travel franchise.

    Paul Harrison, Franchise Director said, "We have been wanting to stage an event like Saturday's seminar for almost a year but have taken several months to design a program that will really give those attending the chance to come away with a wealth of knowledge, tips and advise which will appeal to everyone building or about to start building a successful business. Having built The Travel Franchise from the ground up we know just how challenging the start up phase can be so we have worked hard to condense our experiences down into a really useful, interesting and above all, adaptable series of pointers to drive Saturday's event. We want those sitting in the audience to come away with the sense that not only can they start a business, they are also well equipped to make it a success with practical guidance and common sense advice that many budding entrepreneurs simply don't have access too. It covers all of the things we wish someone who had seen it all had said to us when we started out."

    In addition to a question and answer session with The Travel Franchise founders, the one day event will also include a presentation on The Travel Franchise which details how to set up a successful travel business with real examples, real income and real potential. Those who opt for a Travel Franchise package as a way of getting their new business off the ground will also receive a free place on the Overseas Millionaire Bootcamp and a free business building tool worth £250 + VAT at no cost.

    Over 52 million Brits travelled overseas last year and 85% say they plan to take a break in the next 1-3 months. With so many potential customers and a global travel spend of $17 trillion, Saturday's event is the first step towards building a successful career in a burgeoning industry.

    The Travel Franchise event will be held at The Village Hotel, Walsall (Junction 10, M6) on 20th July. A £20 registration fee is payable due to limited space but will be refunded in full on the day. Attendees will also receive £100 worth of travel vouchers.
    Places must be booked in advance. To reserve a spot, RSVP at

    About The Travel Franchise: The Travel Franchise is the UK's most exciting and rewarding franchise opportunity. Our passion for travel and support shows through in everything that we do.

    Our unique travel franchise opportunity is available to anyone looking to start their own business. Whether you are an experience travel home worker looking to make more money, or you have never worked in travel before, we can help you build a very successful travel business. Full training is provided at our head offices.

    Contact Information
    The Travel Franchise

    Tel: 0800 999 8965

    Unit 24 Basepoint
    Aviation Park
    Enterprise Close
    BH23 6NX

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    Sphere 3D and Overland Storage Enter Licensing and Supply Agreements to Deliver Secure Access to Native Applications and Data Management on Any Device

    Mississauga, ONTARIO ( July 16, 2013 -- Sphere 3D Corporation (TSX-V: ANY), developer of Glassware 2.0™ technology, today announced that in partnership with Overland Storage (NASDAQ: OVRL), they have developed the first integrated solution that delivers the full functionality of hardware, operating systems, and applications via the cloud to any device.

    The combination of Overland's data storage solutions, including its flagship SnapScale, and Sphere 3D's Glassware 2.0™ virtualization solution, will enable mobile device users the full functionality of any software program or application on any device, anywhere, eliminating the application limitations, data management and security problems for enterprises created by the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) phenomenon. Mobile users that need productivity applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, presentations and collaborations, specialized software for computer-aided design (CAD), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), software development, video production or customized legacy applications can now experience full application functionality via the cloud. A video presentation on this integrated solution may be viewed here:

    Business users today cannot truly be productive while on the go without access to the full functionality of the business programs they utilize every day. Additionally, security issues arise for enterprises when data is downloaded to an unsecure personal mobile device, or transferred to cloud solutions out of the enterprise's control, each of which presents critical concerns around the ever-growing BYOD trend. When utilizing the Overland Storage cloud or appliance coupled with Sphere 3D's Glassware 2.0™ technology, mobile business users will be able to access the applications they want, along with the corporate data they need, without any data ever leaving the security of the enterprise.

    "BYOD has achieved broad acceptance with 89% of organizations allowing their employees to use their own mobile devices for work purposes, and in just six countries (U.S., U.K., Germany, China, India and Brazil) the number of BYOD devices is expected to double to 405 million by 2016 from 198 million in 2013," said Eric Kelly, President and CEO of Overland Storage. "This Sphere 3D partnership has been a part of Overland's strategy for over a year and is key to delivering on our vision of providing a global distributed enterprise architecture that would give us access to one of the fastest growing markets."

    "We are excited to combine our virtualization technology solution with Overland's data storage expertise and to expand our offering beyond the consumer to address the substantial enterprise opportunity," said Peter Tassiopoulos, CEO of Sphere 3D. "Overland has been an innovator in data storage for more than 30 years, and this partnership gives us access to their robust channel of thousands of resellers in 60 different countries and an installed base of more than 450 thousand."

    As part of this strategic partnership, Overland and Sphere 3D have entered into a Supplier Agreement whereby Sphere 3D will procure its cloud infrastructure solutions from Overland, as well as a Technology Licensing Agreement which grants Overland the licensing rights for the enterprise market.

    Pursuant to the Supplier Agreement, Sphere 3D has agreed to pay for up to $1.5 million of cloud infrastructure equipment in shares to Overland. The first $500,000 has been satisfied through the issuance of 769,231 common shares of Sphere 3D at an ascribed price of $0.65. Sphere shall pay an additional $500,000 in common shares of Sphere 3D on each of the first and second anniversaries of the agreement. The number of common shares to be issued shall be calculated based on the 10 day average of the closing price per common share of Sphere 3D ending 3 trading days prior to each of the anniversary dates; up to a maximum of 769,231 common shares will be issued on each date. Such Sphere 3D shares shall be subject to a four months and one day hold period from the date of issuance in accordance with applicable Canadian securities laws.

    Pursuant to the Technology License Agreement, Sphere 3D shall license its Glassware 2.0™ technology to Overland and grant Overland licensing rights for the enterprise and business market. In return, Overland has agreed to pay Sphere 3D an upfront fee and a royalty on future sales of licensed Sphere 3D technology.

    About Sphere 3D Corporation
    Sphere 3D Corporation (TSX-V:ANY) is a Mississauga, Ontario based virtualization technology solution provider whose patent pending Glassware 2.0™ technology makes it possible for incompatible devices and applications to run over the cloud, without sacrificing performance or security. Sphere 3D's Glassware 2.0™ ultra-thin client allows third parties to deliver fully featured products to any cloud-connected device independent of operating system or hardware. For additional information visit or access the Company's public filings at

    About Overland Storage
    Overland Storage is the trusted global provider of effortless data management and data protection solutions across the data lifecycle. By providing an integrated range of technologies and services for primary, nearline, offline, archival, and cloud data storage, Overland makes it easy and cost effective to manage different tiers of information over time. Whether distributed data is across the hall or across the globe, Overland enables companies to focus on building their business instead of worrying about data growth. Overland SnapScale, SnapServer, SnapSAN, NEO Series and REO Series solutions are available through a select network of value added resellers and system integrators. For more information, visit

    Connect with Overland Storage
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    Overland Storage, SnapScale, SnapServer, SnapSAN, NEO Series, REO Series and the Overland logo are trademarks Overland Storage, Inc., that may be registered in some jurisdictions. All other trademarks used are owned by their respective owners.

    Sphere 3D Contact:
    Sphere 3D Corporation
    Peter Tassiopoulos Chief Executive Officer
    Tel: (416) 749-5999

    Overland Investor Relations Contact:
    Todd Kehrli or Jim Byers
    MKR Group Inc.

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    SAN DIEGO, CA ( July 16, 2013 -- Chassis Plans, a provider of rugged computer systems and rugged displays and keyboard video monitors for military, industrial, and commercial applications, announces that the company is recognized as one of 2013's Fastest 100 Growing Private Companies in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal for a fifth time. Chassis Plans also achieved this honor in 2005, 2006, 2010, and 2012.

    Marc DeMatteo, President of Chassis Plans, "The Fast 100 has again shown that Chassis Plans' team has what it takes to succeed. Chassis Plans continues to demonstrate great year to year growth and the only way to do that is to consistently provide our industrial and military customers the high quality solutions they demand. Our high standing in the industry is validated by Chassis Plans' recognition as the only high technology manufacturer on the Fast 100 list."

    About Chassis Plans
    Chassis Plans designs, fabricates and integrates standard and custom high-performance computing platforms and LCD displays for military, industrial, and commercial markets. Using COTS components, Chassis Plans provides solutions for customers who need reliable systems that will operate in a variety of harsh conditions and who require revision control and hardware consistency for multi-year programs. With an in-house engineering department, Chassis Plans can also design and build rapid prototypes. Chassis Plans is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company that produces products domestically and has been in business in Southern California for over a decade.

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    Media Contact:
    Julia Willis
    Marketing Communications Manager
    Chassis Plans LLC • 10123 Carroll Canyon Road • San Diego, CA 92131
    Phone: 858-570-4330 x133

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    Not just another pretty interface, ECi's flagship Web storefront is smarter, streamlined for speed

    Fort Worth, TX ( July 16, 2013 -- ECi Software Solutions (, a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced the release of its re-engineered flagship Web storefront software, ECinteractivePLUS™.

    Key competitive changes in ECinteractivePLUS are based on shifts in user-centered e-commerce design:

    • A prominent top search bar expedites the shopper's main task, looking for products
    • Moving navigation menus from the left side to the top makes room for more intuitive shopping by product category and attribute
    • Customizable merchandising zones let dealers market their brand, services and products in a fresh, visual format that promotes shopper engagement and repeat visits
    • The theater slide show can automatically hide slides from shoppers such as government agency buyers who are restricted from purchasing the product in question
    • Shoppers have more flexibility in sorting their favorite items by number or description, shopping by category, and viewing a summary of frequently ordered items
    Behind the scenes, ECinteractivePLUS was rebuilt with simplicity, speed and scalability in mind:
    • A streamlined carting and checkout flow on shopping pages dynamically presents data such as item quantities and recommended accessories--all without additional page loads
    • Auto-save, dynamic content updates, and smart buttons result in fewer clicks and page loads overall; the cart summary instantly indicates when the shopper has added an item, and the "add to cart" button changes to an "add more" button, without requiring a confirmation page load
    • Smarter item lists mean fewer steps for the shopper--the search results automatically upsell and cross-sell similar items or customer-specific substitute items without a separate page load
    • Significant code changes result in important page content loading faster
    • Implementation and launch are simple for dealers because ECinteractivePLUS uses the same administrative control panel and databases as the original ECinteractive® servers

    "ECi remains dedicated to supporting the entrepreneurial spirit of independent dealers with game-changing software technology," said Trevor Gruenewald, Chief Operating Officer of ECi Software Solutions. "ECinteractivePLUS is not just another pretty interface. It's a powerful e-commerce solution that we carefully redesigned and re-engineered to ensure that demanding B2B customers have a great shopping experience. In turn their dealers enjoy a state-of-the-art Web storefront that makes it easier to compete and stay profitable."
    For more information on this redesign and what it means for independent dealers, visit

    About ECi
    The ECi Software Solutions family of companies provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECi's companies have served the manufacturing, office equipment, office supplies, contract office furniture, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices and companies throughout the U.S., Australia, England and the Netherlands. For information, email, visit, or call (800) 959-3367.

    All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    CONTACT: Traci Johnson, SVP Global Corporate Marketing
    800-959-3367 x23276

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    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario, ( July 16, 2013 -- Sphere 3D Corporation (TSX-V:ANY) ("Sphere 3D" or the "Company"), developer of Glassware 2.0™ foundational thin client technology, announced today the appointment of Mr. Eric L. Kelly, President and CEO of Overland Storage, Inc. (NASDAQ: OVRL), as a director of the Company and to serve in the capacity of Chairman of the Board.

    Eric Kelly is a seasoned executive with over 30 years' experience in the technology industry and possesses distinct operational, marketing and sales expertise. Mr. Kelly has served as Chief Executive Officer of Overland Storage since January 2009, its President since January 2010 and a member of its Board of Directors since November 2007. Previously, he was President of Silicon Valley Management Partners Inc., a management consulting and M&A advisory firm, which he co-founded in 2007. Prior to Overland, Mr. Kelly also held the positions of Vice President and General Manager of Storage Systems Solutions at Adaptec, Inc.; President and CEO of Snap Appliance, which was acquired by Adaptec; President of the Systems Division at Maxtor Corp.; and had various prior executive-level roles with Dell Computer Corp., Diamond Multimedia, Conner Peripherals and IBM. In March of 2013, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank appointed Mr. Kelly to the 2013 US Department of Commerce Manufacturing Council, where he currently serves as Vice-chairman of the subcommittee on Workforce and Public Perception of Manufacturing. Mr. Kelly possesses an M.B.A. from San Francisco State University and a B.S. in Business from San Jose State University.

    "We are fortunate that Eric has agreed to join the Board and look forward to his guidance and stewardship as Chairman. His extensive start-up and operating experience will be of considerable value to Sphere 3D as the Company continues to introduce its technology to the marketplace." said Peter Tassiopoulos, CEO of Sphere 3D.

    The Company, its management and board of directors would like to thank Jason Meretsky, for his dedication and service as Chairman. Mr. Meretsky will continue as a director of the Company. Following the appointment of Mr. Kelly, the board of directors of Sphere 3D will consist of the following six directors: Peter Ashkin, Mario Biasini, Glenn Bowman, Eric Kelly, Jason Meretsky and John Morelli.

    About Sphere 3D

    Sphere 3D Corporation (TSX-V:ANY) is a Mississauga, Ontario based virtualization technology solution provider whose patent pending Glassware 2.0™ technology makes it possible for incompatible devices and applications to run over the cloud, without sacrificing performance or security. Sphere 3D's Glassware 2.0™ ultra-thin client allows third parties to deliver fully featured products to any cloud connected device independent of operating system or hardware. For additional information visit or access the Company's public filings at

    For further information please contact:
    Sphere 3D Corporation
    Peter Tassiopoulos CEO
    Tel: (416) 749-5999

    Forward-Looking Statements
    This release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements, without limitation, may contain the words believes, expects, anticipates, estimates, intends, plans, or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions and Sphere 3D's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated. Forward looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. In the context of any forward-looking information please refer to risk factors detailed in, as well as other information contained in the company's filings with Canadian securities regulators.

    Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy of this release.

    Not for distribution in the United States or through United States wire services.

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