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A Black Man in the White House

With the election imminent, I would be pleased to send you a complimentary copy of a stunning new book for review, interview or feature consideration. Cornell Belcher is a prominent pollster and in A Black Man in the White House he presents compelling new research tying the history of racism in this country to current political events.Please take a look at the press release below and, if interested, contact me to schedule an interview. For a complimentary copy of his book, just send me your postal address for a print edition and/or your email for a digital edition. If you'd like to run this story we'd be happy to send you .jpgs of Cornell Belcher and the book cover.  Thanks for your consideration. Jay Pittman, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394 , Friendswood , TX 77549 , 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com 10.25.16

Ghoulishly good time this Halloween

Treat your kids to a ghoulishly good time this Halloween by letting them decorate their own Scary Face Pancake at IHOP! Scary Face Pancakes come with a world-famous Buttermilk Pancake topped with whipped cream, a strawberry nose and served with a side of OREO® cookies and candy corn so your kids can let their silliness shine through with their monster creations. Scary Face Pancakes are available all month, but on October 31 they are FREE for kids 12 and under from
7 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you would like to speak to an IHOP representative, or visit your local IHOP to try Scary Face Pancakes please let me know. For more information refer to the media alert below. Thanks, Seffrah Orlando  Wills Communications, Inc.  310-376-6600 10.21.16

Chic, Affordable And A Timely Reminder Of Faith: Olivia Sophia Stationery

Please allow me to send you a complimentary pocket notepad with a remarkable backstory in consideration of an interview or feature. Olivia Sophia Stationery, founded by mompreneur Bridgette Reed, is thriving proof that faith fuels business; in fact, Bridgette is a serial entrepreneur with a mission to help other women start their own businesses.  Bridgette is an engaging and inspirational guest; please read the press release below and send me your postal address so I can send you an Olivia Sophia pocket notepad, or contact me if you'd like to schedule an interview. In the event you might want to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you a jpg of Bridgette and her products for your use. Thank you! Jacob Pittman  Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone  (832) 569-5539 Fax   news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com  10.21.16

Human Origins and the Bible

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of a compelling new book, Human Origins and the Bible for consideration of a review, interview or feature. Author and aerospace engineer Myron Heavin presents a reasonable and persuasive argument as he reconciles science and scripture. Myron is an engaging guest; please read the press release below and let me know if you would like to receive a complimentary copy of the book for review or to schedule an interview. Thank you!  Helen Cook   PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations
903-654-0938  Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com   www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 10.20.16

Dream Water

Hope you're having a great week so far J I wanted to follow-up with you about Dream Water, and see if you had a fit for inclusion as Daylight Savings Time approaches!  Dream Water is a fast acting, non-prescription liquid sleep aid that will keep your sleep schedule on track! Here are 5 tips that can help you get through the time change with ease: 1.     Keep a consistent sleep and wake time. Being consistent allows your body to get into a pattern. 2.     Take Dream Water, a natural sleep aid, 30 minutes before bed to help you fall asleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling refreshed! 3.     In the week leading up to the time change, start gradually moving your bed time earlier in 15 minute increments. This way your body will be better adjusted to the time change, and you won't feel as tired that following week! 4.     Avoid electronics an hour before bed. The light they emit can disturb your sleep and keep you up. 5.     Try getting some sunlight or bright light first thing in the morning! It will help your body adjust and clue in that you're supposed to be awake. Happy to send any high resolution images or  additional information as needed J  Best,TAYLOR BUCKLEY  Coordinator  416-322-5897 x225  TORONTO MONTREAL VANCOUVER   www.highviewcommunications.com 10.20.16

David Thomas Roberts, author and Renegade CapitalistTM

Contrary to popular belief, David Thomas Roberts, author and Renegade CapitalistTM, says this may be the greatest time in history to start a business. I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of his exciting new book, Unemployable!  for consideration of a feature, interview or speaking engagement. Based on the successes and challenges in the life of a serial entrepreneur, best-selling author David Roberts understands the process of creating financial integrity. An interesting character in his own right, David makes an engaging guest; please read the press release below and send me your postal address so I can send you a copy of his book, or contact me if you'd like to schedule an interview. In the event you might want to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you a jpg of the author and book cover for your use. Please take a look at the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e06t3qhH1oU  Thank you! Monica Foster Senior Publicist Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549  Direct: (713) 446-8815  Phone: (281) 333-3507   Fax: (832) 569-5539  mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com   www.ascotmedia.com 10.20.16

Looking for expert comment on William Hill's largest shareholder

If you are looking for expert comment on William Hill's largest shareholder opposing a merger with Amaya John Colley, of Warwick Business School , is a Professor of Practice and researches large takeovers. He is also a former MD of a FTSE 100 company involved in takeovers. John Colley said: "William Hill's largest shareholder, Parvus Asset Management, has effectively put William Hill up for sale. In a letter they queried the logic of the £4.6Bn Amaya deal and told the rudderless William Hill to start marketing the business. "William Hill's board are losing control of their own destiny rapidly and can expect other approaches soon. "In a rapidly consolidating industry with margins under pressure from higher taxation and regulation William Hill's profitability and share price have been declining. Lacking a CEO they were subject to an all-share proposed summer takeover attempt by 888 and Rank which failed to convince shareholders on either side. "Attempting to remain in control of their own destiny William Hill's board have started negotiating with Canadian-based Amaya. However, online poker is a mature market, and Amaya is also beset with difficulties with their previous CEO facing insider dealing charges and an $870M fine in Kentucky .  It is difficult to see how a merger between UK  betting shops and North American online poker would create benefits. The proposed £100M savings looked aspirational at best. Parvus have pointedly refused support for that deal."  To interview John Colley contact: Email: John.Colley@wbs.ac.uk   Or contact:  Ashley Potter   Press & PR Executive   Warwick Business School   The University of Warwick  Coventry   CV4 7AL   Tel: +44 (0)24 7657 3967  Mob: +44 (0)7733 013264   Email: Ashley.potter@wbs.ac.uk  Warwick Business School has in-house broadcasting facilities for TV and radio. We have an ISDN line for radio and for television interviews we have the Globelynx TVReady network, a list of Warwick experts is available. If you are looking for an expert in an area that is not listed, please contact Ashley Potter. Our ISDN number is 024 7647 1287. The Globelynx number is 02476 697332. 10.14.16

New Book Offers A Solution For Donald Trump: Dog Train Him!

With each passing week in this election season, Americans and the rest of the world have been shocked by happenings on both sides of the aisle. Now L.A. Knight, author of the hilarious new book Dog Training the American Male, weighs in on the election with some advice only this comedic writer can render.  This best-selling author makes a dynamic guest who will have your audience in stitches over his rollicking "tail" of a relationship counselor's attempt to domesticate men through dog training techniques. Please read the following press release and watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNKbGI0Lsa0&feature=youtu.be, and let me know if I may schedule an interview with L.A. Knight or forward a review copy of the book. Thank you. Samantha Dillon, Ascot Media Group, Post Office
Box 2394 , Friendswood , TX 77549 , 281.333.3507 office, 832.569.5539 fax, news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 10.14.16

The Kryo Sleep Performance System

The Kryo Sleep Performance System is a smart, cooling mattress topper that enhances your quality of sleep. Kryo's water-based, app-controlled system cools down to 60 degrees Fahrenheit improving your REM and deep sleep by as much as 20%. We recently launched an Indiegogo campaign, which has already surpassed $100K. If this sounds like something you're interested in, email me directly for more information or use any of the links below: Campaign: bit.ly/KryoIndie   Media Kit with photos: bit.ly/KryoMediaKit   Let me know if you have any questions!  Talk soon,  Sarah Hunter  KRYO SLEEP TEAM 10.14.16

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

A book is a great respite from the barrage of modern day inputs from our devices and screens ― and perhaps the best escape is an historical novel. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of The Ice Merchant for consideration of a review, interview or feature. Dr. Paul Boor, an in-demand guest on radio shows across the nation, will take your audience to a different time and place, while revealing how Medical Science got to where it is today. Please take a moment to read the following press release, send me your mailing address for a copy or "look inside" the book on Amazon.com, and let's set up an interview to share this exciting book with your audience. Thank you.  Jacob Pittman, Ascot Media Group, Inc.  Post Office
Box 2394    Friendswood , TX 77549   (281) 333-3507 Phone  (832) 569-5539 Fax   news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com     10.14.16

Stay or Go? And, If It's Go, How Do You Do It Right?

Do you know someone in an unhappy marriage or considering divorce? Can it be saved or, if not, can the children fare well despite a breakup? I'd like to send a complimentary copy of Dr. Mark Banschick's book, The Intelligent Divorce, or a clip from his upcoming online course, in consideration of an interview or feature. Please read the following press release and let us know if an interview can be set up to discuss a subject that affects millions of adults and children throughout the world. Thank you. Katy Meyers, Ascot Media Group   Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549  281.333.3507 Phone  832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com 10.14.16

Unveiling the 16/17 Touchscreen Gloves
 
It's that time of the year: we're unveiling the 16/17 Touchscreen Gloves (see images below).  The highly-acclaimed design has won praise for its appearance, quality of materials and responsiveness. Back in its best shape ever, a leather strap with magnetic snap button provides a snap closure. Anti-slip dots provide maximized grip. Mujjo pioneered unrestricted touchscreen gloves, loved by thousands worldwide who have grown to depend on them. Mujjo has continued to improve and evolve all aspects of the gloves ever since. Press release: 
http://www.mujjo.com/mediaroom/press/touchscreen-gloves-collection-2016-17/ Press kit:  https://we.tl/7bbbeWWIhX Just drop a quick line if you're planning to publish, I'd love see the post.  Best,  Remy Nagelmaeker Founder 10.14.16

The Kryo Sleep Performance System

The Kryo Sleep Performance System is a smart, cooling mattress topper that enhances your quality of sleep. Kryo’s water-based, app-controlled system cools down to 60 degrees Fahrenheit improving your REM and deep sleep by as much as 20%.
We recently launched our Indiegogo campaign and have already surpassed $100K. If this sounds like something you're interested in, email me directly for more information or use any of the links below: Campaign: bit.ly/KryoIndie, Media Kit with photos: bit.ly/KryoMediaKit,
Please let me know if you have any questions!  Talk soon, Sarah Hunter  KRYO SLEEP TEAM 10.12.16

How To Thrive In Troubled Times: Conquer Change And Win

Huge change is on the way. No matter who wins the national election in November, we are all going to experience great change over the next two years. How many times has change disrupted your life, left you feeling off-kilter, caused you to miss opportunities or react without thinking? I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of an exciting new book, Conquer Change and Win, for consideration of a review, feature or interview.  Best-selling author Ralph Masengill is an engaging and inspirational guest; please read the press release below and send me your postal address so I can send you a copy of his book, or contact me if you'd like to schedule an interview. In the event you might want to run this story, let us know and we'll be happy to send you a jpg of the author and book cover for your use. Thank you!  Jacob Pittman Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax  
news@ascotmedianews.com
  www.ascotmedia.com 10.12.16

IHOP Restaurants

IHOP Restaurants are offering their loyal guests a chance to win free breakfast for a year! The breakfast all day, everyday champion is challenging guests to Eat Up Every Moment with their MY IHOP® Photo Contest. To enter the contest, guests must post a photo of a memorable moment shared at IHOP and post it to social media with the hashtag #IHOPMomentContest by October 17, 2016 11:59 p.m. ET . The grand prize winner will win free breakfast at IHOP for a year. Special moments are shared everyday at IHOP, and now you can savor those moments even longer with the MY IHOP® Photo Contest!  If you have any questions, or would like to speak with an IHOP representative regarding the contest please feel free to reach out. For more information and rules and regulations, please refer to the press release below. Thanks, Seffrah Orlando Wills Communications, Inc. 10.12.16

Sam Sisakhti Founder of UsTrendy

Sam Sisakhti Founder of UsTrendy which specializes in fashion for juniors and young women, has launched a philanthropic endeavor called "Believe in Yourself."  The program provided thousands of dresses to girls and young women who could not otherwise afford them, to wear at their upcoming school dances. This Fall, UsTrendy is providing dresses for fall and winter formal dresses.In conjunction with donating dresses, Sisakhti seeks to create a mentor program that will provide mentoring services and other support and also bring in women speakers to talk to the girls. The aim is to promote a positive body image and healthy self esteem among young women at an early age, empowering these young girls to take on active social roles within their school communities and to feel good about themselves.
We would love for you to cover the story and raise awareness for cause to help acquire more speakers and mentors for the program within
Boston . Donations began last winter. "It is truly amazing experience to hear many of the girls say that they now have the confidence to attend their first school dance, now that they have a dress that they feel good about wearing," says Sisakhti. This coming week, UsTrendy will be delivering more dresses to the Boys and Girls Clubs around country. Please email sam@ustrendy.com  or call him at 617.680.9228 with any questions. thank you, Sam 10.12.16

"International Haunted House of Pancakes"

Next month, IHOP transforms into "International Haunted House of Pancakes" as Scary Face Pancakes make their frightening return! The customizable treat, beloved by children will be available from October 1st through October 31st. Young guests can let their imaginations go wild decorating IHOP's signature world-famous Buttermilk pancakes with candy toppings like candy corn horns, OREO® cookie eyes and more! As an added treat on Halloween, Monday October 31, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. , kids can enjoy their playful pancake portrait for FREE at participating IHOP restaurants. Children are also invited to dine for free throughout the month, with the purchase of an adult entrée from the hours of 4 p.m.-10 p.m. daily. Please refer to the press release below for more information. If you are interested in speaking with the newly appointed Vice President of Culinary or if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out. Warmest regards, Seffrah Orlando Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600  Stephanie Peterson, IHOP Restaurants, 818-637-3079 Stephanie.Peterson@ihop.com   Terry Wills  Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600 twills@willscom.com 10.09.16

Would you be interested in this as a feature or interview?

As millions upon millions of Americans look ahead to Thanksgiving with trepidation about overeating,Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., a brain and cognitive scientist specializing in the psychology of eating, offers this timeless wisdom: Thanksgiving, with its underlying message of gratitude, can help, not hinder, willpower around food. In fact, says Susan -- who is President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss  author of the forthcoming book, Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free (Hay House, March 2017) -- when incorporated into the scaffolding of your life, giving thanks before EVERY meal has immeasurable health and weight control benefits, for the following reasons: It reinforces the routine of eating meals on a regular schedule Eating regular meals at consistent times is crucial in that it lengthens the body's fasting window, which increases fat loss and strengthens the process by which cells recycle and repair. It also improves insulin sensitivity and lowers cholesterol.  It takes the burden off willpower Willpower depletion is a very real phenomenon. In fact, research shows we may have as little as 15 minutes of willpower at our disposal before it runs dry. However, research also shows that something as simple as making a gratitude list can replenish its stores. Hence, practicing an "attitude of gratitude" is one of the best ways to harness the brain's ability to resist unwanted and unneeded extra food. Turning thoughts toward gratitude eases temptations themselves No matter where you are in the world, no matter what party or occasion, no matter what restaurant, you can always turn your mind toward gratitude. Doing so shifts the focus from what you want, or crave, to what you have. It also supports mindfulness, helping sharpen awareness of your actions and lead to better choices. Susan's bio is below.  She'd be happy to talk about this in more detail.  Let me know if I can set up a time. Thank you! Best, Kate kate@booksavvypr.com Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. is a psychology professor, a brain and cognitive scientist, and an expert in the psychology of eating. She is President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss and CEO of Bright Line Eating Solutions, a company dedicated to sharing the psychology and neurology of sustainable weight loss and helping people achieve it. 10.09.16

Holy Land in the middle of a war

This is the first time Dr. Frank Romano has travelled to the
Holy Land in the middle of a war (Intifada) between Israelis and Palestinians. He was particularly challenged when he organized and participated in a peace and freedom march in Hebron , the West Bank , a block away from a confrontation between Israeli soldiers and two young terrorists, who were later killed. A day later and in spite of the tension and the volatile emotions, he led the peace and freedom march there. He has spent a decade organizing grass roots efforts in Israel and Palestine to make changes for the greater good, and documents his quest in Love and Terror in the Middle East , 4th edition. In the face of the murders of his activist friends in Israel and Palestine , and the Paris and Nice massacres in his home country, France , Frank Romano remains in the fight for a durable peace in the Middle East . Please let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Romano, or please provide a mailing address if you would like to receive a copy of his book for a review. Thank you. Angela McCormick Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 office news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 10.09.16

Top 20 Most Followed Dating Experts

Voted one of the Top 20 Most Followed Dating Experts on Twitter, Dawn Maslar, MS, is an expert on the science of love. I would like to send a copy of her new book, Men Chase Women Choose: The Neuroscience of Meeting, Dating, Losing Your Mind and Finding True Love, in consideration of an interview or review from you. While technology has helped make meeting people easier today, why does finding real love seem more elusive than ever? Men Chase, Women Choose equips readers with the knowledge of how love works; no more guessing or anecdotal theories.  They now have the latest cutting edge, peer-reviewed research in their hands.  Dawn makes a dynamic guest who fires up an audience with entertaining, interactive research enactments on stage; part of her 'Great Love Experiment.' Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview or forward a review copy of her book. Thank you.  Kim Weiss Director of Communications HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher  3201 SW 15 Street  Deerfield Beach, FL 33442  (800) 851-9100 ext. 212  kim.weiss@hcibooks.com  www.hcibooks.com/trade  10.09.16

 Sworkit Kids

With summer coming to a close I wanted to keep you up-to-date on an amazing app designed specifically to keep kids moving. As the weather begins to cool, Sworkit Kids ensures that children have a fun way to keep themselves moving and healthy, even indoors. I have included some additional information below. Much like the popular fitness app Sworkit, Sworkit Kids makes exercising and staying healthy easy and fun for the whole family. The app was meant to help kids develop healthy habits from a young age by showing how fun exercise can be. The kids version works much like the original app. It gives its users an area of exercise to focus on and compiles a fun and easy workout that the kids can follow along with in real time. The app is recommended for kids between the ages of 5 and 14. With fun exercises like crab walks and 'tightrope' walking, it is sure to be your child's favorite workout routine. Teachers and physical education specialists are even putting the app to use. Sworkit Kids is available for on iOS as well as Android. The new release of the web player allows Sworkit to be played on big screen devices, making it easy to stay in shape with the whole family. Sworkit has been featured on ABC's Shark Tank, as well as in Lifehacker, Women's Running, Gizmodo, Mashable, In Touch, Brit+Co, Elle Magazine, Shape, Parents Magazine, and more, and received the DC TechDay Techie Award for Best in Health Tech in 2014. For samples or additional information, please visit www.sworkit.com or  Contact janie@veteranpr.com  Warmly,  Janie Thomas Veteran PR  E. Janie@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com We have a new product that launched on Indiegogo today that I'd love to work with you on, if possible. Our new Kryo sleep performance system can help you get to sleep faster, increase your quality of REM sleep and even lower the risk of metabolic diseases like diabetes. Here's how: Single-sized mattress pad and quiet, compact control system Precise temperature control set as low as 60 degrees Fahrenheit Health benefits including improved circulation and faster recovery time for athletes Kryo Smart App for Wi-Fi enabled temperature control Ability to connect with fitness trackers like FitBit, NEST, Jawbone UP and more Here are a few links for you if you're interested in sharing Kryo: Campaign: bit.ly/KryoIndie Media Kit with hi-res photos: bit.ly/KryoMediaKit I look forward to hearing from you! Talk soon, Sarah Kryo Team 10.09.16

Celebrity Homes: Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace Is Europe 's Most Expensive Home

Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace is Europe 's most expensive home and currently for sale at $456 million; featured this week atTopTenRealEstateDeals.com.  Free photos with listing agent permission available for your use at: http://bit.ly/toptenmedia " Pierre Cardin's Bubble Palace "  Round houses were the architecture of choice for eons dating back before the Iron Age. They were built in Europe , Africa , Polynesia and almost anywhere humans congregated. In John Hawkesworth's "The Flame Trees of Thika," it was duly noted that Afrikaners believed evil spirits would collect and live in the corners of square homes and couldn't understand the British penchant for residing in square buildings. Mid-century architect Antti Lovag expressed similar feelings when he designed Le Palais Bulles - the Bubble Palace - in Cannes , France , which was built between 1975 and 1989. He concluded that " . . human beings have confined themselves to cubes full of dead ends and angles that impede our movement and break our harmony." He went on to say that the straight line was "an aggression against nature." Another in agreement was fashion designer Pierre Cardin, who purchased Le Palais Bulles at auction in the early 1990s as a vacation home. He was drawn to the property saying, "Round shapes have always inspired me," and compared it to a woman's body saying ". . . everything is absolutely sensual." After all, Cardin did design the famous Bubble Dress in 1958 and is known for dressing The Beatles and the Rolling Stones. Currently for sale and by far Europe 's most expensive home at approximately $456 million, the connecting bubbles representing one room each is spread over six levels on 1.75 acres on a cliff with 180-degree-views over the Mediterranean . With not a straight line on the property, the 10-bedroom residence has all spherical formal and private rooms including curved bathroom fixtures. The lush gardens contain ponds and swimming pools that artistically reflect the architecture both during the day and when lit at night. At the edge of the cliff is a 500-seat, open-air auditorium with spectacular views of the Mediterranean and the Bay of Cannes . Many notable events have been held here such as the recent Dior Resort Show and the James Bond 40th birthday event. On occasion, the estate has been rented to private individuals for $1,100 per night per person. Michaël Zingraf Real Estate in Cannes , affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate for the South of France, holds the listing. Pierre Cardin's retreat in the South of France - for sale at $456 million - is Europe 's most expensive listing. Visit TopTenRealEstateDeals.com for more celebrity homes and real estate news. Contact: Terry Walsh Marketing Coordinator terry@toptenrealestatedeals.com 9.23.16

Hello Montreal Tribune!! Having our private health and fitness studio (located in NDG in the Monkland Village ) collaborating with The Montreal Tribune

I'm interested in discussing the possibility of having our private health and fitness studio (located in NDG in the Monkland Village) collaborating with The Montreal Tribune Paper to help people become better educated about health, fitness and lifestyle! We run a successful business helping tons of people get in shape every single day, and we'd love to share this info on a larger platform. We also have a lot of other great ideas for workshops, webinars, videos, etc (really great stuff!) Please let me know how we can connect!   Thanks, PS: You can check out our website and social media platforms: http://www.milesfit.com/en/results  www.facebook.com/milesfit   Instagram: @milesfit   Blog post: how I lost 100 lbs - http://www.milesfit.com/en/blog/i-lost-100-lbs-my-weight-loss-journey   Miles Krol  Director of Health and Fitness  Personal Trainer, Nutritional  Coach, Posturologist  (514) 487-3838  |  miles.krol@milesfit.com  |  milesfit.com 5962B Monkland Ave. Montreal , QC H4A 1G8 10.09.16

Tyndale's New Testament For The 21st Century

After years of reading different bible versions, Ruth Magnusson Davis felt dissatisfied, like something was missing. That is, until she found William Tyndale, the primary author of The Matthew Bible. A strong calling compelled her to do something and she became the founder and editor of the New Matthew Bible Project – a herculean effort to update The Matthew Bible. The October Testament is the result of ten years of labor to complete the update in a way that's more understandable today while keeping the language of the original. I would be happy to send a pdf of the chapters on Mark and Matthew in consideration of an interview or review from you. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Ruth on this remarkable project, or if I may forward a pdf for review. Thank you. Helen Cook PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations 903-654-0938  Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com  www.PrimeStarPublicity.com  10.09.16

Woo survey,

According to a recent Woo survey, top-tier universities do not produce highly skilled techies - and the more years of education, the fewer skills, as well. The surprising information about these diminishing returns is described below, along with one infographic. We have more infographics available upon request. Use the information any way you'd like. We simply ask that you credit Woo and/or quote its CEO, Liran Kotzer. Please let me know if you'd like to speak with Liran about the findings. Thanks. Regards, Amy Kenigsberg, K2 Global Communications, amy@k2-gc.com, www.k2-gc.com +1-913-440-4072 +972-9-794-1681 10.09.16

15th Independent Music Awards for Christina Goh

French artist jury member of 15th Independent Music Awards for Christina Goh ; quoted in the book "She Bop: The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul" by Lucy O'Brien for American Catherine Capozzi... These conceptual musicians have proven themselves. They had crossed for a scenic improvisation at the International Festival of Percussion in 2015 in Montreal , QC Canada and the meeting irresistibly left traces. A new and “magmatic” release It's all new ! The fusion of their talents with the djembe instrument could only produce this "Out-of-Format" magmatic opus. Through two titles enriched by their contrasts and differences, jazz and chanson vocalist Christina Goh and psychedelic guitarist Catherine Capozzi embark us on an energizing journey carried from Boston , on the Eastern Coast of the US to the Center of Tours, France, through Saitama-Ken , Japan . Everything is not what it seems... They warned us: "No offense, it's Out-of-Format". Hors format – Oversize Single - Available worldwide since Sept. 30th 2016 - (p) Plaza Mayor Company Ltd. Hors format video (hybrid) : https://youtu.be/BYSVotbI0O8  Sans temps video (acoustic) : https://youtu.be/-IwC9yRMVoo Hors format - Oversize official website http://oversize.christinagoh.com Christina Goh official website http://www.christinagoh.com 10.07.16

As millions upon millions of Americans look ahead to Thanksgiving

Would you be interested in this as a feature or interview?  As millions upon millions of Americans look ahead to Thanksgiving with trepidation about overeating,Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D., a brain and cognitive scientist specializing in the psychology of eating, offers this timeless wisdom: Thanksgiving, with its underlying message of gratitude, can help, not hinder, willpower around food. In fact, says Susan -- who is President of the Institute for Sustainable Weight Loss  author of the forthcoming book, Bright Line Eating: The Science of Living Happy, Thin and Free (Hay House, March 2017) -- when incorporated into the scaffolding of your life, giving thanks before EVERY meal has immeasurable health and weight control benefits, for the following reasons: It reinforces the routine of eating meals on a regular schedule Eating regular meals at consistent times is crucial in that it lengthens the body's fasting window, which increases fat loss and strengthens the process by which cells recycle and repair. It also improves insulin sensitivity and lowers cholesterol. It takes the burden off willpower  Willpower depletion is a very real phenomenon. In fact, research shows we may have as little as 15 minutes of willpower at our disposal before it runs dry. However, research also shows that something as simple as making a gratitude list can replenish its stores. Hence, practicing an "attitude of gratitude" is one of the best ways to harness the brain's ability to resist unwanted and unneeded extra food. Turning thoughts toward gratitude eases temptations themselves No matter where you are in the world, no matter what party or occasion, no matter what restaurant, you can always turn your mind toward gratitude. Doing so shifts the focus from what you want, or crave, to what you have. It also supports mindfulness, helping sharpen awareness of your actions and lead to better choices. Susan's bio is below.  She'd be happy to talk about this in more detail.  Let me know if I can set up a time. Thank you!  Best,  Kate  kate@booksavvypr.com 10.09.16

Dog Training the American Male

Why is it men and women have such a hard time communicating with one another yet dogs have no trouble understanding us? According to L.A. Knight, author of the hilarious new book Dog Training the American Male, it's because we speak to our pets in simplistic terms ― and guess what ― men can be trained in the same way! Says Knight: "Men are dogs... and we like it that way. I say 'bring it on' but just go easy on the electric shock collar!" This best-selling author makes a dynamic guest who will have your audience in stitches over his rollicking "tail" of a relationship counselor's attempt to domesticate men through dog training techniques. Please read the following press release and watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNKbGI0Lsa0&feature=youtu.be, and let me know if I may schedule an interview with L.A. Knight or forward a review copy of the book. Thank you. Samantha Moore  Ascot Media Group  Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 office  832.569.5539 fax news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 10.09.16

The Niagara 's Most Haunted Experience

Two of North America 's Most Haunted Places! It's that scary-fun time of the year again...Halloween! Ghost shows are one of the most popular genres on TV and people want more! Have you heard any good, new ghost stories lately? Well, now is the time! And we are talking real scary-good ghost stories! I would like to send a copy of Peter Sacco's new e-book, The Niagara's Most Haunted Experience, along with his two previous books Niagara's Most Haunted: Legends and Myths and Paranormal Niagara: Cases of the Mysterious and Macabre. This acclaimed author is offering all 3 books for $1 for the months of October and November on his website www.petersacco.com to give readers something fun, historical and of course scary to think about! Peter is the TV show host of the Canadian hit TV series Niagara's Most Haunted, now in its 6th season, and seen at film festivals, comic cons and fan expos.  Sacco makes a dynamic guest who readily engages an audience. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him, or forward review copies of his book. Thank you so much. Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 10.07.16

Canadian Thanksgiving

With Canadian Thanksgiving only a few days away, it's time to start preparing for an essential part of the holiday – the food! Hosting or attending a Canadian Thanksgiving (or Friendsgiving!) this year? Consider prepping some of these deliciousCarrington Farms recipes from Roasted Sweet Potatoes to Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. This classic side dish and festive soup are a perfect way to enjoy the holiday with loved ones while also giving thanks to your body with nutritious Coconut Oil. Would you be interested in sharing the below recipes with your readers for any Canadian Thanksgiving stories?Happy to provide more information about the products, hi-res images, or whatever you may need! Best, Marisa Symeonides Account Coordinator 5W Public Relations msymeonides@5wpr.com 10.07.16

Tyndale's New Testament For The 21st Century

After years of reading different bible versions, Ruth Magnusson Davis felt dissatisfied, like something was missing. That is, until she found William Tyndale, the primary author of The Matthew Bible. A strong calling compelled her to do something and she became the founder and editor of the New Matthew Bible Project – a herculean effort to update The Matthew Bible. The October Testament is the result of ten years of labor to complete the update in a way that's more understandable today while keeping the language of the original. I would be happy to send a pdf of the chapters on Mark and Matthew in consideration of an interview or review from you. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Ruth on this remarkable project, or if I may forward a pdf for review. Thank you. Helen Cook PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations 903-654-0938  Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com   www.PrimeStarPublicity.com  10.07.16

Women and Heart Disease: The Real Story Could Save Your Life

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the
U.S. , and I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of a practical, lifesaving book for consideration for a review, interview or article. Women's Heart Health: The Real Story and cardiologist Dr. Jacqueline Eubany, will make a great addition to your coverage of women's health. Please take a moment to read the following press release, then send me your mailing address for a copy of the book, or contact me to schedule an interview. If you'd like to run this story, we'll be happy to send you a .jpg of the author and book cover. Thank you! Jacob Pittman, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 10.07.16

Sworkit Kids 

With summer coming to a close I wanted to keep you up-to-date on an amazing app designed specifically to keep kids moving. As the weather begins to cool, Sworkit Kids ensures that children have a fun way to keep themselves moving and healthy, even indoors. I have included some additional information below. Much like the popular fitness app Sworkit, Sworkit Kids makes exercising and staying healthy easy and fun for the whole family. The app was meant to help kids develop healthy habits from a young age by showing how fun exercise can be. The kids version works much like the original app. It gives its users an area of exercise to focus on and compiles a fun and easy workout that the kids can follow along with in real time. The app is recommended for kids between the ages of 5 and 14. With fun exercises like crab walks and 'tightrope' walking, it is sure to be your child's favorite workout routine. Teachers and physical education specialists are even putting the app to use. Sworkit Kids is available for on iOS as well as Android. The new release of the web player allows Sworkit to be played on big screen devices, making it easy to stay in shape with the whole family. Sworkit has been featured on ABC's Shark Tank, as well as in Lifehacker, Women's Running, Gizmodo, Mashable, In Touch, Brit+Co, Elle Magazine, Shape, Parents Magazine, and more, and received the DC TechDay Techie Award for Best in Health Tech in 2014. For samples or additional information, please visit www.sworkit.com or contact janie@veteranpr.com   Warmly,   Janie Thomas   Veteran PR   E. Janie@veteranpr.com   www.veteranpr.com 9.24.15

Are any of your floors slippery?

I wanted to follow up from last week. Did you receive the email I sent you? Are any of your floors slippery? If so, we have the solution to your problem.
We are a 27 year old 
U.S.  company that has been solving  America 's slip fall
problem since 1989. One treatment makes: ceramic,  porcelain  quarry tile,  marble, granite,  concrete  etc. Indoors or Outdoors.  slip resistant and safe for a minimum of 4 years. We can also make wood, metal, glass and vinyl floors slip resistant also.  Some of our customers include: McDonalds,  Burger King   Sheraton,  Hilton,  Mercedes,
Toyota , Pfizer   etc.  Apply yourself or have our trained technicians do the application.
Nationwide service available.  Contact us for further information and website.  Be sure to include your address and telephone number.  Thanks,  Tony Parker 9.24.16

SABRE company is offering consumers an affordable security

When home security systems are just too expensive, the Chicago based SABRE company is offering consumers an affordable security alarm option for renters, travelers and homeowners with the recent release of their new Door Handle Alarm. Retailing for $12, the Door Handle Alarm can detect vibration and alert you if the door handle is touched from the outside. GREAT for dorm rooms, hotel stays, and apartments. Are you interested in covering? Would you like to interview a personal safety expert to talk about both home/apartment and personal safety?  Release is below.  --- For samples or additional information, please visit www.sabrered.com or contact Nicki@veteranpr.com. 9.22.16

Spa Week: Your Path to Wellness Starts Here 

The summer is behind us, the leaves are starting to change, and now is the time to renew your commitment to wellness. Ready, Set, Spa! Reset your aspirations and your attitude, revitalize your body and mind and begin to embrace a healthier lifestyle during Spa Week's Fall Event October 17th-23rd. Dive into top full-service $50 treatments and you will come out feeling invigorated and inspired. Please see the press release below with full details on the Fall Spa Week Event. Images are available HERE for download in high resolution. Contact me with any questions. Please share this news with your readers and if you would then like to review a spa in your area, let me know! Kind Regards, Julie Leventhal  Publicist  Spa Week Media Group Ltd.  julie@spaweekmedia.com  (p)212-352-8098 9.22.16

JUST IN TIME FOR THE END OF DAYLIGHT SAVING

Parents of young children are tired, especially at bedtime.  They've read a story, sung a song, found the favorite stuffed animal and yet their child is still awake.  Many parents of young children have found themselves enacting complicated bedtime rituals to no avail. The Moon Inside, by Sandra V. Feder, gives children a new way of looking at nighttime, which is particularly important now, as we turn back the clocks, and more of a child's awake hours are spent in the dark. The book is beautifully illustrated by Aimee Sicuro, and has received incredible reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, School Book Journal and sevenimpossiblethings (and more). We appreciate your consideration of the book for review. Sandra is also available for interviews. Books are available upon request. Sandra is also available for interview - whatever works best for you. Warm Regards, Karen Engler    917 535 9530 9.22.16

"Screen time"

Give the gift that reduces "screen time" and gets your entire family moving with Rollors. Retail: $49.95 Rollors combines the skills of bowling, bocce ball, and horseshoes all in one. Comprising of round disks that participants "roll" toward the goal, points are earned for those that land closest to the goal. Set-up is effortless and can be used on grass or sand. Easy to store, compact in dimension and complete with a carrying case.  Rollors is available in 500 retailers nationwide, including Dicks Sporting Goods, Amazon, Wayfair, and other specialty boutiques.
For more information, please visit www.rollors.com or contact janie@veteranpr.com. 9.22.16

Celebration Garden ’ for Canada 's 150th birthday.

150 communities and organizations from coast to coast have been selected to receive a spectacular ‘ Celebration Garden ’ for Canada 's 150th birthday.  Each garden consists of 1,000 red and white tulip bulbs to be planted this fall and bloom next spring just in time to say “Happy Birthday to Our Home and Native Land ”. The media release below includes more information (also available in French). If you’d like to interview Michel Gauthier, Executive Director of the Canadian Garden Council, please let me know.  Thanks, Erika Navarro, Enterprise Canada .  Tel: 905-346-1230 email:  enavarro@enterprisecanada.com <mailto:enavarro@enterprisecanada.com>  150 Communities Across Canada Will be Saying 9.21.16

Voted one of the Top 20 Most Followed Dating Experts? 

Voted one of the Top 20 Most Followed Dating Experts on Twitter, Dawn Maslar, MS, is an expert on the science of love. I would like to send a copy of her new book, Men Chase Women Choose: The Neuroscience of Meeting, Dating, Losing Your Mind and Finding True Love, in consideration of an interview or review from you. While technology has helped make meeting people easier today, why does finding real love seem more elusive than ever?  Men Chase, Women Choose equips readers with the knowledge of how love works; no more guessing or anecdotal theories.  They now have the latest cutting edge, peer-reviewed research in their hands.  Dawn makes a dynamic guest who fires up an audience with entertaining, interactive research enactments on stage; part of her 'Great Love Experiment.' Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview or forward a review copy of her book. Thank you.  Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher  3201 SW 15 Street    Deerfield Beach, FL 33442  (800) 851-9100 ext. 212  kim.weiss@hcibooks.com    www.hcibooks.com/trade 9.21.16

 

Rejoicing Through the Tears by Brenda George

I would like to send a copy of Rejoicing Through the Tears by Brenda George, in consideration of an interview or review from you. As Brenda discovered, cancer does not discriminate and knows no boundaries; she was just another one of the many unfortunate people each year that hear the dreaded words "you have cancer." But the remarkable story of her personal journey from victim to survivor is both poignant and awe-inspiring, and offers hope for anyone coping with cancer. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Brenda, or send a review copy of her book. Thank you. Helen Cook PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations 903-654-0938  Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com    www.PrimeStarPublicity.com  9.30.16

Dr. Frank Romano has travelled to the Holy Land


This is the first time Dr. Frank Romano has travelled to the Holy Land
in the middle of a war (Intifada) between Israelis and Palestinians. He was particularly challenged when he organized and participated in a peace and freedom march in Hebron , the West Bank , a block away from a confrontation between Israeli soldiers and two young terrorists, who were later killed. A day later and in spite of the tension and the volatile emotions, he led the peace and freedom march there. He has spent a decade organizing grass roots efforts in Israel and Palestine to make changes for the greater good, and documents his quest in Love and Terror in the Middle East , 4th edition. In the face of the murders of his activist friends in Israel and Palestine , and the Paris and Nice massacres in his home country, France , Frank Romano remains in the fight for a durable peace in the Middle East . Please let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Romano, or please provide a mailing address if you would like to receive a copy of his book for a review. Thank you. Angela McCormick Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 office news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 9.20.16

The ULTIMATE Fall Lip Kit

Lip kits are everywhere! Whether you like yours glossy, matte, or even ombre- women are diving into the world of fun lip cosmetics! FACE atelier offers amazing lip products with the highest quality performance. This 3-step process will keep your lips in tact, and healthy while you sport your favorite shade all day long. If you want to give it a try, let me know! Thanks :) Sammi For samples or additional information, please visit www.faceatelier.com or contact sammi@chicexecs.com. ChicExecs PR 820 Los Vallecitos Ste A-C San Marcos , CA 92069
www.chicexecs.com  9.17.16

Daikin Applied

Daikin Applied announced Tuesday that sales representative, ITC Technologies Inc. ( Quebec City ) will extend its territory to include Montreal , previously served by Enviroair Industries. Please see the full release below (and attached) for further information. If you’re interested in speaking with Daikin and/or ITC about this transition, please let me know. Thanks, Brittany 9.17.16

OpenTable

As the days of summer become increasingly numbered, chefs, restaurateurs and foodies across the country are looking forward to autumn's harvest. To welcome a new season of dining, OpenTable today announced the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada. Please see the bottom of this message for full the press release. This list celebrates some of the most innovative restaurants across the country that are experimenting with ingredients, cuisine types, and even cooking methods to deliver unparalleled dining experiences for self-proclaimed foodies. Featuring both new and established restaurants from eight provinces, the inaugural list showcases the diversity of Canada 's culinary landscape. Based on diner reviews, 12 Montréal restaurants have made the list and will continue to define Canada as a global dining destination this upcoming season: Damas Europea  Graziella Restaurant  H4C Place St-Henri  La Chronique  Laloux
Le Club Chasse et Peche   Le Filet   Le Serpent   Les Deux Singes de Montarvie  Restaurant Toque!  Tapeo  Other Québec restaurants recognized on the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada
list include:  Bistro Nolah – Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Québec  Le Baccara - Casino du Lac Leamy – Gatineau , Québec  The full list of the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada can be found at http://www.opentable.com/m/best-foodie-restaurants-in-canada/.  If you'd like to speak with OpenTable Canada  or would like more information about the 100 Best Restaurants for Foodies in Canada for 2016, please contact us at OpenTablePR@stratamp.com.  Best regards,  Sachin 9.17.16

 Duct Tape Bags

For your 2016 gift guide, I'd love to have you consider including Duct Tape Bags: 40 Projects for Totes, Clutches, Messenger Bags by Richela Fabian Morgan. The book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves DIY, crafts and fashion! From elementary school, tweens, teens and beyond, Duct Tape Bags includes projects for everyone and at every skill level. I will include more information on the book below. Review copies are available and we would be open to exploring a giveaway with your readers if interested. Thank you for your consideration and I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum 856-489-8654 x302 Erin@smithpublicity.com 9.17.16

Are you working on any fall/tailgating stories?

Are you working on any fall/tailgating stories? If so, I wanted to send along some information about the Aquatune series from Yatra. Their line of bluetooth speakers can withstand the changing weather with ease, providing crystal clear playback anywhere, anytime. Let me know if you are interested in more information or seeing a sample of any of the below.-Janie  Aquatune 5712-The most compact speaker in the line, the 5712 was created to bring along with on any adventure. Waterproof, shockproof, and built to float, the speaker emits up to 10 hours of dynamic sound. Aquatune 5712 will ensure that your tunes never get left behind. Coming this holiday season, Aquatune 5712 will be available to purchase in all Container Store locations in the USA . Retail: $39.99    Aquatune 9612-The all-terrain, weatherproof speaker seamlessly pumps out up to 12 hours of crisp continuous play. It's the perfect companion for backpacking, camping, and hanging out regardless of where the road leads. Retail: $64.99   Aquatune 12610-The most powerful of the three, the 12610 puts 12 watts of power at its users' fingertips and 10 hours of continuous music in their ears. The crystal clear playback will impress in even the harshest of environments. Retail: $89.99   Yatra products can be found online at Amazon.com, www.shopyatra.com, Sears.com as well as at Follett Bookstores, Touch of Modern, ACE Hardware, TJ Maxx, Marshalls , and many more.   Warmly,   Janie Thomas   Veteran PR   E. Janie@veteranpr.com
www.veteranpr.com 9.15.16

Eco-conscious choices for a greener

Canadians are increasingly making eco-conscious choices for a greener, sustainable lifestyle. We’re spending more time outdoors, choosing eco-friendly tools for our yards, and most of us are using green gardening methods like composting or mulching. A national study by Husqvarna shows that Quebecers feel most strongly about companies taking green steps to reduce stress on the planet. Seventy-five per cent of respondents are more likely to support companies that use environmentally-friendly equipment, and 79% of them believe companies should receive tax benefits for taking steps to be greener. Residents themselves are also trying to go green when gardening with 43% owning eco-friendly yard tools. Additionally, many (64%) would seek out an emissions-free landscaper to assist on their property. To see how they stack against the rest of Canada , please see below my signature for some more interesting regional results. A spokesperson from Husqvarna can discuss some of these findings and share tips and tools to become more eco-friendly. Let me know if you want to chat with someone. Thanks, Melissa Vekil  365 Bloor Street E. Suite 1700 Toronto , ON M4W 3L4 t: 416-934-2127 c: 647-244-0425 mvekil@apexpr.com 9.17.16

Cancer! Not A respecter Of Age Or Gender, Nationality Or Religion

I would like to send a copy of Rejoicing Through the Tears by Brenda George, in consideration of an interview or review from you. As Brenda discovered, cancer does not discriminate and knows no boundaries; she was just another one of the many unfortunate people each year that hear the dreaded words "you have cancer." But the remarkable story of her personal journey from victim to survivor is both poignant and awe-inspiring, and offers hope for anyone coping with cancer. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Brenda, or send a review copy of her book. Thank you. Helen Cook  PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations  903-654-0938 
Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com
    www.PrimeStarPublicity.com  9.17.16

Why Did She Jump?

I would like to send a copy of Joan Childs' latest book Why Did She Jump? in consideration of an interview or review from you. Joan is a clinical social worker, keynote speaker and author who has been featured in numerous magazines and on many TV shows, including Oprah. A powerfully moving story of her daughter's suicide that left Joan and her family grief-stricken and searching for answers; it's how Joan and her family found the courage to heal, move forward and find peace that is awe-inspiring! A story sure to resonate with anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one, especially a child. Joan Childs makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her, or forward a copy of her book for a review. Thank you. Please see Joan at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4VXRP9hH0M  Michael Dean Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com  9.15.16

Potash Corporation merging with Agrium from John Colley,

Expert comment on Potash Corporation merging with Agrium from John Colley, of Warwick Business School . He is a Professor of Practice in the Strategy & International Business group and researches large takeovers. He was an MD of a FTSE 100 company. Professor John Colley said: "Low crop prices and over-capacity in the fertiliser industry are forcing industry consolidation with Potash Corporation merging with Agrium in a $30Bn 'merger of equals'. "The combined company will control almost two thirds of North America 's potash market, 30% of the phosphate capacity and 29% of nitrogen capacity according to National Bank Finance. "The US Department of Justice may well have plenty to say on this merger as with regional variations market shares are likely to be much higher in some areas. While substantial cost rationalisation is possible through Head Office and regional structure duplication, no doubt production capacity will also be rationalised which reduces costs and helps selling prices. Farmers will be faced with more limited product ranges and less supplier choice. Expect higher prices to be introduced as well as lower industry costs. "Provided the board can sort out who is in charge following the 'merger of equals' then this should be good news for shareholders. Many previous 'mergers of equals' have come to grief through internal bickering and indecision. "The Daimler Chrysler $36Bn merger is one example and Lafarge Holcim's €71Bn merger in cement is another. Agrium CEO Chuck Magro will be CEO of the combined group, while Potash CEO Jochen Tiik will become Executive Chairman. No doubt it will be some time before it is clear who will prevail. "As for the farmers they are likely to be faced with less choice and higher prices in crop nutrition, seeds, pesticides and herbicides with the other mergers of Du Pont with Dow Chemicals in a $130Bn deal and potentially Bayer and Monsanto in a likely $65Bn deal. They will be looking to the Department of Justice for protection in the US ." To interview John Colley contact: Email: John.Colley@wbs.ac.uk Or contact: Ashley Potter Press & PR Executive Warwick Business School The University of Warwick Coventry CV4 7AL Tel: +44 (0)24 7657 3967 Mob: +44 (0)7733 013264 Email: Ashley.potter@wbs.ac.uk 9.14.16

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

For a few bucks, a book is a great respite from the barrage of modern day inputs from our devices and screens ― and perhaps the best escape is an historical novel. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of The Ice Merchant for consideration of a review, interview or feature. Dr. Paul Boor, an in-demand guest on radio shows across the nation, will take your audience to a different time and place, while revealing how Medical Science got to where it is today. Please take a moment to read the following press release, send me your mailing address for a copy or "look inside" the book on Amazon.com, and let's set up an interview to share this exciting book with your audience. Thank you. Jacob Pittman, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax  
news@ascotmedianews.com
  www.ascotmedia.com 9.14.16

THANK YOU THOSE WHO ALREADY REPLIED

You are kindly invited to the Hamilton Beach Annual product preview on Tuesday September 13, 8 AM to 1 PM , at the Sheraton Montréal.  Food demos and tasting. Very happy to see you again! Please RSVP. Invitation below. LAMIA CHARLEBOIS, Consultante en relations publiques, Public Relations Consultant T.: 514 279.4601  rp@lamiacharlebois.com  http://www.lamiacharlebois.com 9.08.16

Felicia Johnson is a writer

Felicia Johnson is a writer, sought-after speaker, youth mentor and student who readily engages an audience with the moving story behind her latest book, Her. It is the story of a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who courageously peels back the layers of her complex and serious mental illness in a desperate attempt to understand it. Johnson brings remarkable insight and understanding to an illness that affects 1 -2 % of the population and wreaks havoc on the lives and relationships of young men and women. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Felicia Johnson whose profound story is sure to inspire your audience, or send a copy of Her for consideration of a review. Thank you. See the book trailers at: www.herthebook.com  Mark Fordham Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 133032 The Woodlands, TX 77393 Office: (281) 333-3507 news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmediagroup.com  9.10.16

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2. Please let us know the number of your unique visitors/month of your online/mobile platforms: If you are not the right one for our request, please let us know the relevant contact. Thanks and all best, Matthias Würf, Matthias Würfl, Managing Director  T: +49 (0) 87 61 75 67 30 – 0 www.theinterviewpeople.com      This Email was sent to contact@montrealtribune.com 9.09.16

Dog Training the American Male

Most women would describe the perfect male as domesticated and well trained, but author L.A. Knight knows that most men are happiest relaxing on the couch, scratching their privates, and watching sports! I'd like to send you a copy of Dog Training the American Male ― his hilarious new book described as Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In meets a funny Fifty Shades of Grey ― in consideration of an interview or review.  Says Knight: "Men are dogs... and we like it that way. I say 'bring it on' but just go easy on the electric shock collar!" This best-selling author makes a dynamic guest who will have your audience in stitches over his rollicking "tail" of a relationship counselor's attempt to domesticate men through dog training techniques. Please read the following press release and watch  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNKbGI0Lsa0&feature=youtu.be, and let me know if I may schedule an interview with L.A. Knight or forward a review copy of the book. Thank you. Samantha Dillon, Ascot Media Group, Post Office
Box 2394 , Friendswood , TX 77549 , 281.333.3507 office, 832.569.5539 fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 9.09.16

  A Clean Car is a Happy Car

Tips and advice for keeping the shine on your vehicle this fall

TORONTO , Ont. — While admittedly well deserved, winter gets a bad rap for the damage the snow, slush, ice, cold and salt can do to your car. But it's not like the elements in the summer or fall do much good. Between the bug splatter on your windshield and the construction dust coming in your open windows, the arrival of the warmer temperatures brings with it new challenges in keeping your car clean. "Keeping your car clean should be a fundamental part of your vehicle's maintenance schedule," says Megan Currie from the Armor All® brand. "It has to be a 12-month-a-year effort to protect the shine of your paint, the integrity of your wheels and the structural integrity of your car." The summer brought specific challenges for car cleanliness. Megan offers the following pointers for keeping your car clean during fall: Bugs. You can't escape them in the fall, and it is obvious they can't escape the path of your car. Bug splatter encrusts on your windshield for an unsightly mess that won't wash away using your wipers. A specially formulated bug remover will help clean your car of bugs, tar and bird droppings. Dusty windows. You can't see out of a dirty window. Tackle the dirt and grime with a specialized automotive glass cleaner that will restore clarity to your windows. Dusty dashboard. End of Summer and beginning of Fall is construction season. It's also a great time of year to cruise with your windows down. Unfortunately, the combination of the two can make a mess of your interior. Take care of your dashboard and interior trim with a multi-use auto cleaner, and keep it clean and safe from UV damage with an interior protectant. Brake dust.  As bad as winter road salt can look on the body of your car, brake dust can look just as bad on your wheels. A protective spray can prevent brake dust and road grit from sticking to your rims, creating an invisible barrier that keeps your wheels looking clean for weeks. Preserve the shine. It's one thing to wash your car. It's another to ensure you properly protect it with a thorough wax job. Wax will provide added protection to your clear coat and paint, protecting it from the sun.  Buff your wax coat to a high shine to keep your car sparkling all year long. For more information, please visit armorall.ca. Get all the latest updates by following Armor All® on Facebook , where you can join the conversation with the hashtag #ArmorAllEasy. About the Armor All® Brand: For more than 50 years, the Armor All® brand has helped people keep their cars and trucks looking like they just rolled off the showroom floor. We care how your vehicle looks, and have developed a full line of products to be a complete resource for every car and truck owner. Use Armor All products for easy and effective car cleaning — not just the body but also the wheels, tires, dashboard, seats and interior trim. Our passion is to help you get excellent results so you have renewed pride in your ride with less effort. About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc: Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders' hardware, plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, our Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, VARTA®, Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister®, Remington®, George Foreman®, Russell Hobbs®, Black+ Decker®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature's Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, IAMS®, Eukanuba®, Digest-eeze™, Healthy-Hide®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot®, Black Flag®, Liquid Fence®, Armor All®, STP® and A/C PRO®. Spectrum Brands Canada is based in Mississauga , ON . The Global Auto Care Division manages the Armor All® and STP® brands. Spectrum Brands Holdings, based in  Middleton , Wisconsin , generated net sales of approximately $4.69 billion in fiscal 2015, employs more than 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores. For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com. 9.08.16

Ben Wheatley's Free Fire

See below for the event recap for the premiere screening party for Ben Wheatley's Free Fire tonight (Thursday, September 8th) at Early Mercy at the Toronto Film Festival. Academy Award winning actress and film star Brie Larson came out as well as additional talent including Armie Hammer, Sam Riley, Sharlto Copley, Noah Taylor, Michael Smiley, Enzo Cilenti and Babou Ceesay. Brie was wearing a full length Alexander McQueen dress. Guests drank Bulleit Bourbon and CIROC signature cocktails including: Lights! Camera! Action - Ciroc Ultra Premium, Ciroc Red Berry, lemon and Ginger-ale and The Directors Cut - Ciroc Peach, Bulleit Bourbon, Iced Tea, Mint  Photo Caption Must Be: Bulleit Bourbon Hosts Free Fire Premiere Screening Party at Early Mercy in Toronto Photo of Brie Larson: Brie Larson at Bulleit Bourbon Hosted Screening Party at Early Mercy in Toronto in a Alexander McQueen dress   Photos Link: http://assignments.gettyimages.com/mm/nicePath/gyipa_public?nav=pr463420907  Photo credit: Todd Williamson / Wireimage, Down the street, stars came out for Antoine Fuqua's The Magnificient Seven tonight (Thursday, September 8th) . Talent that attended included: Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bryuna-Hun Lee, Manuel Garcia Rulfo, Martin Sensmeier, Haley Bennet, Luke Grimes, Peter Sarsgard, Nic Pizzolatto, Roger Birnbaum and Todd Black,Photo Caption Must Be: Bulleit Bourbon Hosts The Magnificient Seven Premiere Screening Party in Toronto, Photos of Talent: Boys night out -XX arrive at the Bulleit Bourbon Hosted Screening Party in Toronto  Photos Link: http://assignments.gettyimages.com/mm/nicePath/gyipa_public?nav=pr463422441 Photo credit: Matt Winkelmeyer / Wireimage, Guests drank Bulleit Bourbon signature cocktails throughout the evening. Best, Jaime Kinsley, 216.299.1009, jaime@brilliantconsulting.com 9.09.16

Micah Barnes is having a CD release party

I hope you're doing well! , I know it's coming up fast – Micah Barnes is having a CD release party for his New York Stories album on September 24 at Diese Onze Nightclub to celebrate hitting the #1 jazz position on iTunes!  He's one of the authentic jazz vocalists with a lot of exhilarating stories with humour and is highly regarded as one of North America 's best vocal coaches, whose clients include Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominated actress Tatiana Maslani on the hit BBC America and Bell Media's Space series "Orphan Black". He's also truly inspiring on social media – posting news in the jazz world, tips for the next generation of singers, and hilarious memes, too. Let me know if you're interested in doing an interview with him – he's available for advance phoners now and he'll be in Montreal on September 21-24 if you'd like to do something in person! Having cut his teeth in the cabarets and jazz clubs of Toronto while still a teenager Micah became a well-loved singer songwriter on the Queen Street scene before joining The Nylons and touring the world. Recording with the A Capella Pop act brought Micah into the global music scene and landed him in Venice Beach , California where he launched a solo career touring the U.S. , which led to his #1 international club hit "Welcome To My Head" and coverage in Rolling Stone Magazine as "an Indie artist to watch". Returning to the jazz oriented songwriting of his earlier years has resulted in a series of critically acclaimed solo recordings including his most recent "Domesticated", which saw Micah returning to tour across Canada solo and with his trio. Micah's new collection "New York Stories" pays homage to the rich musical history of the Big Apple with songs that describe a long distance romance using the rhythms of the Cotton Club, the Brill Building , The Apollo Theatre and classic Broadway. The recordings are stripped down in classic jazz style with Micah at the piano performing live off the floor with his trio featuring Daniel Barnes on drums and Russ Boswell on bass. On this recording The Micah Barnes Trio is joined by special guest Michael Shand on keys and features a duet with the legendary Jackie Richardson. The results are an assured collection of deeply personal and sophisticated songs that remind us that the deepest of musical traditions are always contemporary.  The first single "New York Story" shot to the top of the Jazz charts in both Canada and the USA and resulted in Micah being named the Toronto Indie Awards best Jazz Act of 2014.   Best, Eric Alper, Publicist  I  Music Commentator  I  Content Creator  I  Shameless Idealist, 647-971-ERIC (3742)  www.ThatEricAlper.com   www.Twitter.com/ThatEricAlper   www.Facebook.com/EricAlperPR 9.09.16

Reimagining Women's Cancers:

Our culture's fascination with celebrities has the potential to be a wildly effective public health tool. Please allow me to send you a copy of an important new book, Reimagining Women's Cancers: The Celebrity Diagnosis Guide to Personalized Treatment and Prevention, for consideration of a review, interview or feature. Together, we'll make learning about and preventing cancer easier and more engaging. The power of celebrity and public awareness does make it possible to change cancer outcomes.Take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address if you'd like a copy, or contact me to schedule an interview. Thank you for your time!  Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher, 3201 SW 15 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, (800) 851-9100 ext. 212
kim.weiss@hcibooks.com
, www.hcibooks.com/trade 0.09.16

What if corporations were allowed to sue governments because its laws protect people and the environment but hurt corporate profits?

What if there was a tribunal where corporate executives were able to literally get away with murder? A major Buzzfeed News report just exposed the inner workings of secret international courts that corporations use to sue governments for the most ludicrous things like failing to protect an oil well during war or for making a national park instead of a mine. Some countries can't afford the process so the mere threat of a lawsuit forces them to fold and dish out millions to corporations without even going to court. These courts are already attacking our democracies - and new trade deals like TPP could make them even more powerful. It's up to our politicians whether we cooperate with these dubious secret courts, and even, whether we sign up to them in the first place. Tell our leaders to end their use of these secret corporate courts - and we'll take the message to governments around the world.   These courts have existed for years, to "protect" corporations from governments making laws that protect people, the environment and hold up working standards but might hurt corporate profits. But many governments are chosen by their citizens. No one votes for the CEOs of big corporations or the lawyers making these decisions - so why should they get to jeopardise people's lives and public funds, just to make more profit? Buzzfeed reports confirm the complete lack of transparency, corruption and absence of accountability in these courts. The very same people who judge these cases are the lawyers getting corporations millions of dollars for suing a struggling economy. SumOfUs members have made a habit of standing up against the worst parts of global trade deals for three years. We've delivered petitions to world leaders in places as far apart as Hawaii and Berlin . We've confronted politicians in Brussels , Sydney , and everywhere in between to put a stop to dangerous trade deals. We've paid for polls to prove to our leaders that most people don't support huge global trade deals without proper democracy checks on their power. Now we need to turn up the pressure again. Help to stop our leaders giving these dangerous courts more power.   Thanks for all that you do,   Paul, Ledys and the team at SumOfUs 9.07.16

Please accept our invitation to attend Opening Night of

Desdemona - A Play About a Handkerchief - by Paula Vogel - Featuring Élise Gauthier, Robin Guy, & Gabrielle Lalonde - Directed by Bronwyn Steinberg - Thursday September 15, 7:30pm - The Gladstone Theatre - 910 Gladstone Avenue - Stick around after the show to celebrate with the Desdemona cast! - Desdemona is a sexy and subversive dive into the lives of Shakespeare’s women, slipping into the backroom of Othello’s Cyprian palace and letting the audience in on the secrets that ultimately lead to Desdemona’s downfall. Minor characters in the original story (even Desdemona has little to do in the original play), the noblewoman Desdemona, her servant Emilia, and the prostitute Bianca come front and centre with what was really going on behind the scenes. Delving into the relationships between these three women of contrasting social class and experience with both humour and heartache, Desdemona picks through the boxes into which women file themselves – and each other – in the name of social safety & conformity. Paula Vogel was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for her play How I Learned to Drive and an Obie Award for The Baltimore Waltz. Her plays have been performed on Broadway and across the world. “Desdemona… is a stylish production...with brains heart and courage in this parallel story." -Everything Theatre Please RSVP to robin@threesisterstheatre.ca - to confirm your two complimentary tickets to Opening. 9.02.16

Our visualizations directly in the feeds that Reuters customers

Basically, we are working on an integration that will deliver our visualizations directly in the feeds that Reuters customers receive. Currently, you might receive a text story that is accompanied with a photo and video asset. Moving forward, you'd also receive an interactive Graphiq visualization. To access this product, you'd need to be a Reuters customer. Does that make sense?  Thanks, Hillary 9.02.16

Is violence exponentially growing out of hand in the USA

Is violence exponentially growing out of hand in the
USA --Police officers getting shot, like something out of the movies resembling The Purge? Presidential debates and campaigns which seem to incite rioting, acts of aggression, turning mild-mannered folks into raging lunatics! Acts of domestic terrorism, growing incidents in schools, perpetrated by children! What the heck is going on? Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Peter Sacco, or send a copy of his book for consideration of a review. Thank you! Paula Clark  Ascot Media Group, Inc.   Post Office Box 2394   Friendswood , TX 77549   (281) 333-3507  news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 9.02.16

Thruway Killers

Foibles of family and faith always make good entertainment in the hands of a skilled storyteller; may I send you a complimentary copy of The Thruway Killers for consideration of a review? Author Harvey Havel is a fascinating guest with a sharp and sympathetic eye for human nature. Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address if you'd like a copy for review, or contact me to schedule an interview. Thank you for your time! Mandy Dopp, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax  mdopp@ascotmediagroup.com www.ascotmedia.com 9.01.15

Complimentary copy of The Remnant,

I would like to send a complimentary copy of The Remnant, the soon-to-be released book by Monte Wolverton: award-winning author, syndicated editorial cartoonist and an associate editor of CWR magazine, in consideration of an interview or review from you.  Both inspiring and satirical, The Remnant has appeal for anyone who has ever been confused, hurt or let down by organized religion. It is a gripping story of struggles and hope in a future in which the Apocalypse came and went ... but Jesus didn't show up. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an engaging interview with Monte Wolverton, or forward a review copy of his new book. Thank you.  Nathan Connor, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone  (832) 569-5539 Fax   news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 6.31.16

Feeling pressured by the weighty issues of an election year?

Feeling pressured by the weighty issues of an election year? Cut loose with funny, spot-on commentary by author David Levine. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of his book, If You Give a Donkey the White House, for consideration of a review, feature or interview. David is a compelling and funny speaker, and also offers services as a guest blogger. Please read the following release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with David, or please provide your mailing address and I'll send you a copy of his book. Thank you. Jacob Pittman Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax  
news@ascotmedianews.com
  www.ascotmedia.com

Medical professionals see so much tragedy

May I send you a complimentary copy of a remarkable new book? Medical professionals see so much tragedy and suffering; Miracles We Have Seen is an uplifting and fascinating account of the inexplicable healing that occurs just often enough to keep even scientific minds open to miracles. Editor and author Harvey Rotbart, M.D. is an engaging guest, leaving your audience (and you!) with an inspirational message: what we don't see or don't understand isn't necessarily cause for fear, and can even be reason for hope. Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address if you'd like a copy, or contact me to schedule an interview. Thank you for your time!
Kim Weiss, Director of Communications HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher 3201 SW 15 Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (800) 851-9100 ext. 212 kim.weiss@hcibooks.com www.hcibooks.com/trade 8.31.16

Israel and Palestine

In the face of the murders of his activist friends in
Israel and Palestine , and the Paris and Nice massacres in his home country, France , Frank Romano remains in the fight for a durable peace in the Middle East . He has spent a decade organizing grass roots efforts to make changes for the greater good, and documents his quest in Love and Terror in the Middle East , 4th edition.   He is a peace expert and can speak to the following trending topics:     •    Outlook for Current Peace Process Discussions      •    The Changing US Public Opinion on the Middle East and What It Means   Please let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Romano, or please provide a mailing address if you would like to receive a copy of his book for a review. Thank you. Angela McCormick, Ascot Media Group   Post Office Box 2394   Friendswood, TX 77549   281.333.3507 office  news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 8.28.16

MANY comfort foods

Hope you are well. Thought you might be interested in learning about some of the MANY comfort foods available for vegans. It wasn’t too long ago that vegans and vegetarians had very limited food options and were not able to enjoy some of the delicious ‘junk food’ everyone else enjoyed. Ice cream, french fries, wings, pizza, burgers, and brownies are only some of the goodies available—with an added healthy twist. Candice Hutchings would be happy to chat about this year’s Veg Food Fest and how you can make your very own comfort foods. Photo also available. Vegan Buffalo Wings with Candice Hutchings— https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4JBFKKYKeQ  Thanks, Erika 8.31.16

www.theinterviewpeople.com

I hope you're well. We from www.theinterviewpeople.com just have a short question: Are you interested in online and mobile content (text, images, video from all genres featured in your publication) free of financial charge? The only compensation would be parts of the ad space directly generated through this new content. We're happy to forward more details on this new content program. If you are not the right one for our request, please let us know the relevant contact. Thanks and all best Matthias Würfl  Matthias Würfl Managing Director T: +49 (0) 87 61 75 67 30 – 0 www.theinterviewpeople.com 8.31/16

Have you heard the news?

Have you heard the news? We just announced a new partnership with one of the world's biggest news agencies and digital publishers: Reuters   Are you a Reuters customer? Reply to this message and we'll send you some additional info on what this partnership means for you!   Cheers, Hillary  hillary.mcdaniel@graphiq-inc.mail.intercom.io 8.31.16

Back to school

As our kids are back to school or about ready to start the new school year, please consider the below article by Duct Tape Queen, Richela Fabian Morgan, "Three Back to School Duct Tape Projects Your Kids Will Love!" Fabian Morgan is the author of the Duct Tape Series Books: Tape It & Make It, Tape It & Make More, Tape It & Wear It and her newly released book, Duct Tape Bags. Fabian Morgan has provided complete instructions for each project below, including suggested materials and tools. A full set of photos to accompany the steps in each project are available as well. If you are interested in running any or all of these fun crafts, please let me know and I will get the respective photos over to you immediately. I look forward to hearing from you. Thanks, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum 856-489-8654 x302 erin@smithpublicity.com 8.31.16

MoveEasy,

MoveEasy, the only online platform that streamlines every aspect of the moving process, has now partnered with the Greater Hartford Association of REALTORS® (GHAR) to offer its moving concierge platform to their 4000+ members. THE BEST PART IS: MoveEasy's services will be available for all GHAR members at a special discounted rate. If you're not familiar with MoveEasy, they provide realtors with a branded, customizable, web plug-in that effortlessly guides clients through every step of the moving process. All features will be embedded directly onto realtors' websites and include the following features: Creating a personalized moving checklist & moving task reminders with agents' branding Getting moving quotes from top rated moving companies Filing the official USPS mail forwarding form Transitioning utilities and other home services, such as electricity, gas, internet and cable, to their new address Getting an estimate of utility rates Updating DMV information Reserving storage space and arranging vehicle shipment What better way to save individuals and clients time and money? For more information on MoveEasy to share with your readers, visit www.moveeasy.com or contact rebecca@moveeasy.com.
Thanks, Rebecca 8.31.16

Humanscale

We wanted to let you know that Humanscale has added some new features to QuickStand making it easier and faster to transform a desk into a sit/stand workstation. We have a few samples available should you be interested in testing out the product. Please find a press kit with images and info here. Let us know if you would like a test unit or need additional details. We would love to know what you think.   Best wishes,  Danielle + Katie + Katherine 8.31.16

 

IHOP restaurants nationwide

Tomorrow, Tuesday August 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. , IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer a short stack of their world-famous buttermilk pancakes for just $1 with 100% of the proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry. With over sixteen million children suffering from hunger nationwide, IHOP and its franchise partners understand the need to provide children access to the healthy breakfasts they need to grow and thrive. Please help IHOP, the pioneer of breakfast all day, every day, reach its goal of serving one million pancakes  on August 23 to make an impact in the lives of hungry children across America . If you would like to interview an IHOP representative about the IHOP + No Kid Hungry Campaign, or visit your local IHOP on August 23, I would be happy to coordinate your visit. Please refer to the media alert below for more information. You can also download photos of IHOP Restaurants here.   Warmest regards,  Jacara Jenkins  Wills Communications, Inc.   310-376-6600   Seffrah Orlando, Wills Communications, Inc. sorlando@willscom.com  310-376-6600 9.24.16

Publishers Weekly's Best Books annual issue

Honored with a starred review in Publishers Weekly's Best Books annual issue, author and child-abuse activist M. Dolon Hickmon's heart-pounding, ripped-from-the-headlines fiction debut has mesmerized countless crime fiction fans, while simultaneously guiding them to a deeper understanding of childhood trauma and the lifelong recovery process. The Kindle edition is a current Top 25 Best Seller in Amazon's "Child Abuse" and "Vigilante Justice Thrillers" categories. The author's non-fiction writings, on the intersections of culture and abuse, have appeared in prestigious print and web publications around the world. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview or send a copy of
13:24 – A Dark Thriller for consideration of a review. Thank you! Ashley Henson, Ascot Media Group
Post Office Box 133032, The Woodlands, TX 77393, Office: (281) 333-3507 news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmediagroup.com 8.24.16

Author William Forstchen

New York Times best-selling author William Forstchen is electrifying the nation! The Final Day is the highly anticipated third book in Forstchen's riveting John Matherson series. The story reads like tomorrow's headlines, encompassing many of the issues our nation faces today. To that end, Forstchen makes a fascinating guest with a deep understanding of the interplay between history, technology, politics and national security. Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address if you'd like a copy for review or feature consideration, or contact me to schedule an interview. Thank you for your time! Monica Foster Senior Publicist Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 Direct: (281) 324-2180 Phone: (281) 333-3507 Fax: (832) 569-5539 8.24.16

Do you know someone in an unhappy marriage or considering divorce?

Do you know someone in an unhappy marriage or considering divorce? Can it be saved or, if not, can the children fare well despite a breakup? If interested, I'd like to send a complimentary copy of Dr. Mark Banschick's book, The Intelligent Divorce, or a clip from his upcoming online course, in consideration of an interview or piece from you. Simply put, Dr.Banschick wants to help make divorce less painful for adults and kids. (Which can mean fixing a broken marriage or divorcing intelligently, depending on circumstances.) He's written books on the subject and blogs to over one million people a year on Psychology Today. Now, to help more families, Dr. Banschick is launching (August/Sept, 2016) a cutting edge, online Intelligent Divorce Course to help parents raise healthy children, even when dealing with a difficult ex.      •    Should you stay or go?         •    And, if you need to go, how do you do it right? Please read the following press release and let us know if an interview can be set up to discuss a subject that affects millions of adults and children throughout the world. Thank you. Katy Meyers Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone, 832-569-5539 Fax, news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 8.24.15

I would like to send a complimentary copy of The Remnant

I would like to send a complimentary copy of The Remnant, the soon-to-be released book by Monte Wolverton: award-winning author, syndicated editorial cartoonist and an associate editor of CWR magazine, in consideration of an interview or review from you.  Both inspiring and satirical, The Remnant has appeal for anyone who has ever been confused, hurt or let down by organized religion. It is a gripping story of struggles and hope in a future in which the Apocalypse came and went ... but Jesus didn't show up. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an engaging interview with Monte Wolverton, or forward a review copy of his new book. Thank you.  Nathan Connor, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone  (832) 569-5539 Fax  
news@ascotmedianews.com
   www.ascotmedia.com 8.24.16

The Remnant

Monte Wolverton  CWR Press  An imprint of Plain Truth Ministries  Available for preorder at www.ptm.org/remnant

Hi Conrad David, wanted to update you that this insane trial begins Wednesday. We know Anita has international support  – this movement has grown considerably since I last contacted you. There are now more than 50 Save Movement groups worldwide, 20+ in the U.S. , and ten in the UK have started this year alone. There will be regular trial updates on Facebook and Twitter (see #PigTrial). Thank you, Gary Smith Evolotus PR  818-783-0569 8.24.16

Sexualization and both

There have been countless stories in the past few years of girls being sent home for their clothing decisions. This is problematic for many reasons. Studies show links between female sexualization and both victimization and perpetration of sexual aggression and violence. Sexualization of girls may appear impossible to ignore in our modern-day world, but there are steps we can take to help our children have healthy attitudes. The married writing team of Dr. Laurie Berdahl and Dr. Brian Johnson just released a new book, Warning Signs: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression, which covers this topic, and they are immediately available to discuss: How sexualization is linked to sexual aggression and violence Warning signs that sexualization is affecting your children How sharing media experiences with your children and talking about it can minimize harm How encouraging kids to participate in activities that don't focus on appearance can also minimize harm How heavy exposure to sexualized images can cause depression and victimization in young girls and how creating a healthy media plan for your children can help How parents also may unintentionally promote sexualization by modeling it with their attitudes and behaviors How to minimize sexualization of your kids and fight sexual exploitation The complete press release is below.  Please let me know if you have any questions for Dr. Berdahl and Johnson or would like to talk to them about any of these topics. Thanks for your time! Best, Elizabeth Martins elizabeth.martins@smithpublicity.com 215-352-5735 x315 8.24.16

FlipBelt. Between

I wanted to pass along some timely information to you about FlipBelt. Between the summer heat and hot topic of running safety, FlipBelt's products offer the ultimate fitness package to keep you safe and comfortable during your work outs. I have included information below on a few of their products.--Janie 9.24.16

I really love the work you're doing at http://www.montrealtribune.com

I really love the work you're doing at http://www.montrealtribune.com and I would be  delighted to have the opportunity to carry out an exciting collaboration between yourself and  http://www.smartbuyglasses.ca/  www.smartbuyglasses.ca  Everyone is looking for that perfect pair of eyewear and with summer fast approaching SmartBuyGlasses is here to help. We've got over 30,000 pairs of designer sunglasses including but not limited to Ray-Ban, Gucci, Prada, Tom Ford and even unique collections from Woodys Barcelona, Matsuda and Adidas Originals. We help our customers find what they love by offering multiple ways to shop, including shopping guides, product videos and our super fun
Virtual Try On. Plus I'm sure your readers will love our prices. As a designer eyewear leader I have put together a few content suggestions
which we think your readers would enjoy; *          How to spot fake Ray-Bans  *          How to look stylish in glasses – Make sure your sunglasses are suited to your face shape and take some advice from our team of in-house  stylists.   *          Floral trends for Spring / Summer's hottest sunglasses trends  *          10 things all contact lens wearers knows to be true – Gifs article  *          Tips for buying eyewear online  If you have any further suggestions or themes you would like to discuss, please feel free to contact me  We are able to provide high resolution imagery for all our products I look forward to hearing from you.  Kind Regards Simbarashe Takafakare Digital Content Writer 8.17.16

Working on any running safety stories?

Are you or anyone from your team working on any running safety stories? If so, are you looking for personal safety experts to interview or some great running safety products to cover?  SABRE, a renown personal safety company and worldwide leader in pepper spray products, has released an athletic line of safety products to help deter danger while running outdoors. I have included information about their Runner Personal Alarm with Adjustable Wrist Strap and their Runner Pepper Gel.   Are you interested in seeing samples or interviewing their team of trained safety experts? SABRE wants consumers to know that there are safety products available for them. Product details are below.  --Nicki  ... SABRE's latest product, the Runner Personal Alarm with Adjustable Wrist Strap, helps athletes deter danger and call for attention in emergencies. The 130 dB alarm is audible up to 1,000 feet (300M) away and sounds continuously when the user pulls the metal ring to activate. The SABRE Runner Alarm calls attention from every direction in case of danger or injury. Once help arrives, the user can insert the pin to stop the reusable alarm from sounding. The adjustable, weatherproof wrist strap features a reflective logo for enhanced visibility. Batteries are included, and the device features a low battery test button. Retails for: $19.99 SABRE Runner Pepper Gel with Adjustable Hand Strap  fits in the palm of consumers' hands for police-strength protection on the go. This runner favorite offers greater protection at a safe distance, boasting 35 bursts with an increased range of up to 12 feet. Pepper gel virtually eliminates airborne particles and wind blow-back, only affecting the target/person it directly contacts. These benefits make pepper gel ideal for outdoor use, with reduced chances of wind causing the spray to affect innocent parties, including the user. Gel also offers protection at an even safer distance its increased range: Gel reaches 20% farther than pepper spray. Retails for $12.99 Please let me know if you are interested in covering. SABRE wants people know that these products are available to them. Having these products on hand may help prevent danger or harm to the runner should it happen. About SABRE: SABRE, the no. 1 pepper spray trusted by police and consumers worldwide, is family owned and operated with four decades of experience and is the leading brand in personal safety. The company's law enforcement grade pepper sprays provide consumers with the same superior quality chosen exclusively by the New York Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and law enforcement agencies worldwide. SABRE has trained 3,500 officers around the globe on the use of force and how to use pepper spray. SABRE also has a line of consumer personal alarms and home security systems, and is dedicated to educating its customers. SABRE's Personal Safety Academy is available through certified instructors around the world to help teach personal safety skills to SABRE users. Learn more at http://www.sabrered.com, on Facebook at 'SABRE-Security Equipment Corporation', on Twitter @SabreRed or on Instagram @SabreSafety. Nicki Thomas  Veteran PR  P. 708-733-0728  E. nicki@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com 8.17.16

Moment the alarm clock goes off

Most people dread the moment the alarm clock goes off having to fight their way out of bed to start the day.  But what if you could turn morning time into your favorite time of the day, where waking up is actually easy and more enjoyable? Yoga legend Aadil Palkhivala, known across the world as the “Godfather of yoga in the west,” offers these tips that will make it easier to get going in the morning: 1.      Wake up to something pleasant: The very first thing most people think about when they wake up are all the things they have to get done that day.  It quickly makes them feel overwhelmed, frustrated and stressed out. Instead, start your day thinking about the things you are grateful for, and focus on the fun activities you have planned for the day. Do some heartfelt meditation that focuses on deep breathing that will wake you up peacefully and put you in the mood to create throughout the day. 2.      Lose the traditional alarm clock: Jarring the body from a deep sleep is unhealthy for the nervous system. Waking up to a softer noise that gradually increases in volume is a much better choice. Sounds from nature are soothing and naturally awake the body. 3.      Drink a glass of warm water right away: Before you head for the coffee, drink a glass of warm water. Warm water will open up the circulation in the throat and stomach. It helps the body naturally hydrate and feel awake and alive.  It also helps enhance circulation and removes toxins from the night and day before.  People who drink water right before bed and when waking up are also less prone to heart attacks. 4.      Have an organic smoothie: They say garbage in equals garbage out, so start your day with a powerful organic smoothie.  Anything that contains green fruits/veggies is a good choice, along with plant-based proteins. Avoid animal-based proteins which are more difficult to digest. 5.      Stretches: Just like you would warmup your car on a cold winter day, you need to break up the tension from the night before and get the body ready for action.  Do some simple stretches that focus on the neck, shoulders, hips and spine. 6.      Take a warm shower: It’s as common as the chicken and egg debate: should you shower in the morning or at night?  The answer is actually both, but especially in the morning because a warm to hot shower will increase circulation in the skin, and help awake the nervous system. 7.      Clean air: When you sleep in a room that has clean air, you’re going to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day.  Use an air ionizer and purifier with HEPA filter that removes odors and fumes from cleaners, aerosols, carpet and paint. HEPA filters remove more than 99 percent of airborne irritants. Please let me know if you would be interested in speaking to Aadil about having better mornings.  You may also use his tips with proper attribution.  Aadil is also happy to contribute an article on the topic. http://www.aadil.com/   http://www.aliveandshinecenter.com/   Thanks!   Alex Smith  954-821-3434  alex@serbinmedia.com 8.17.16

Dangerous effects of playing violent games and watching violent media?

Not convinced of the dangerous effects of playing violent games and watching violent media? Studies show that playing these games gives children good feelings of pleasure and success when they cause harm to others at a time when their brains are making permanent decision making and emotional connections. This is particularly true when the game permits the player to be a shooter (that is, to see things as the shooter sees them). Research consistently shows irrefutable evidence that exposure to aggression and violence in media increases those behaviors in youth. Out of thirty-five hundred studies, all but eighteen showed an association. Dr. Laurie Berdahl and Dr. Brian Johnson, authors of Warning Signs: How to Protect Your Kids from Becoming Victims or Perpetrators of Violence and Aggression, strongly recommend that parents regulate children's media use because studies show better behavior and emotional health with lower exposure. Drs. Berdahl and Johnson are available immediately for an interview, Q&A, guest posts, or help with a feature revolving around creating a positive media plan for children and students this school year. Here are some examples of what they can discuss: Harmful media influences and how to deflect the damage How violent media exposure increases aggression and anxiety in perpetrators How actively managing media in your kids' lives is a modern must for protecting them from becoming victims or perpetrators. How consuming violent media strips away empathy in children and how to manage this issue And more. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. My Best,   Elizabeth Martins  elizabeth.martins@smithpublicity.com   215-352-5735 x315 @elimartinsbooks 8.12.16

DR. BRIAN JOHNSON grew up in rural South Dakota and received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the University of Iowa . He is a licensed child and adolescent psychologist, parenting expert, and full professor at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) where he has served as the training director of the doctoral program. Counseling youth and their families for over twenty years, he became Director of the Psychological Services Clinic in 2015 and recently brought a community mentorship program for at-risk youth, including those on probation, to UNC in collaboration with the Weld County District Attorney's office. This is his second book with wife Dr. Laurie Berdahl; their first award-winning title was 7 Skills for Parenting Success. Connect with Dr. Johnson on LinkedInDR. LAURIE BERDAHL obtained her MD from the University of Iowa and did her obstetrics and gynecology residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center after which she entered private practice. Sharing her husband's interest in parenting education, she has published articles in the journals Medical Economics and Parenting: Science and Practice. She and Dr. Johnson are proud parents of their two adult children. In 2014, Dr. Berdahl retired from medical practice after almost twenty years due to developing a permanently disabling condition. She continues to write and speak on issues related to parenting and adolescent wellness. Connect with Dr. Berdahl on LinkedIn.

Events at the World Social Forum!

Hello, Please share this with your networks, our events at the World Social Forum! this is the link to a plainer version: http://theleapblog.org/leaping-at-the-world-social-forum/ - In case you are not aware, for the first time, since its inception, the World Social Forum, which was held for the first time, 15 years ago, in the city of Porto Allegre , in Brazil , is being hosted here in Montreal , in an Occidental, first-world country. The WSF was established as an anti-Globalization alternative to the annual Davos meeting of multinationals and billionaires in Switzerland . For the next 5 days, we are expecting 50,000 people from all over the world, to converge  on Montreal for conferences and workshops on different political issues, including solutions to climate change, austerity, neoliberal policies, tax havens, economic alternatives and social solidarity, peace, social justice and many more. Its motto is: "change the system not the climate." We are expecting celebrities such as Bernie Sanders, Maude Barlowe, Naomi Klein, Ricardo Petrella, Henry Mintzberg and many, many more to speak. There are 1300 events taking place at different venues and universities in Montreal . Please check out the programme on line: https://fsm2016.org/en/programmation/ 8.10.16

 Publishers Weekly's Best Books

Honored with a starred review in Publishers Weekly's Best Books annual issue, author and child-abuse activist M. Dolon Hickmon's heart-pounding, ripped-from-the-headlines fiction debut has mesmerized countless crime fiction fans, while simultaneously guiding them to a deeper understanding of childhood trauma and the lifelong recovery process. The Kindle edition is a current Top 25 Best Seller in Amazon's "Child Abuse" and "Vigilante Justice Thrillers" categories. The author's non-fiction writings, on the intersections of culture and abuse, have appeared in prestigious print and web publications around the world. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview or send a copy of 13:24 – A Dark Thriller for consideration of a review. Thank you! Ashley Henson, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 133032, The Woodlands, TX 77393 Office: (281) 333-3507 news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmediagroup.com 8.10.16

Dr. Alma Bond's recent release, Hillary Rodham Clinton

If there is one book you make time to read during the busy election time, this is the one.  Dr. Alma Bond's recent release, Hillary Rodham Clinton: On the Couch provides a look into Hillary Clinton's life in a deeper and more perceptive manner than any author has ever done, and stands alone in revealing the inner Hillary Clinton. Dr. Bond provides an engaging interview and is prepared to discuss a number of dynamic topics including: 1.    Inside the life and mind of Hillary Clinton 2.    Another
Clinton in The White House:  Why Hillary Clinton would make a great president 3.    Bill & Hillary:  The staying power of the relationship between the former President and First Lady 4.    Dr. Bond's prediction about whether Hillary Clinton will be elected our first woman president. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Bond, or if you'd like a copy of her book for consideration of a review. Thank you. Suzanne Smith, Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394   Friendswood, TX 77549   281.333.3507 Phone   832-569-5539 Fax   news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 8.10.16

Working hard to make a difference

Our company, Kite Shield, is working hard to make a difference in this world by partnering with This is Our Youth on their "Raft the Amazon" mission to protect those who are assisting in the future of our planet. This summer, a group of young explorers and philanthropists will be provided samples of Kite Shield (a DEET-free mosquito repellent spray) to protect themselves from mosquitoes as they trek through the Amazon. Kite will also be providing the explorers with the necessary funds for satellite internet. This will allow the organization to stay connected and publicize their trip. More on this mission can be found below in the press release. I would love to get you in touch with our COO if you have any questions regarding each of our partnerships. Not only does our company have a goal to protect people from mosquitoes with a healthier bug spray, but we want everyone to be free to explore the world around them. Please let me know if you have any questions! Talk soon, Ashley 8.09.15

Excitement over the coming Olympic summer games is growing.

Excitement over the coming Olympic summer games is growing. The allure of the Amazon has a magnetic pull; I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of an exciting novel about the jungle's treasures and secrets for consideration of an interview or review. Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address if you'd like a copy, or contact me to schedule an interview. Thank you for your time! Jacob Pittman, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax  
news@ascotmedianews.com
www.ascotmedia.com 8.08.16

All eyes are on Rio

All eyes are on Rio for the next two weeks as the world’s greatest athletes compete in the 2016 Summer Games.  While it’s great to enjoy the games, there are actually some very important lessons that everyone can learn from watching Olympic athletes. Steve Siebold, a former professional athlete, psychological performance coach and author of 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of The World Class, says there are 10 important lessons we can all learn about success from Olympic athletes: 1.      They never stop learning: Olympic athletes are at the top of their games because they spend so much time practicing, watching replays of their performance and strategizing with their coaches. If you want to be the best at something, you must commit yourself to being a student for life. 2.      They overcome obstacles: When most people run into an obstacle, they seek escape.  Olympic athletes have a plan to push forward when this happens and learn all they can from the challenge.  They know facing adversity is part of being successful. 3.      They think big: Ask most people what they’re thinking at any given time, and you might be surprised to learn how many think about just getting by.  That’s called selling yourself short.  If you ask every athlete in Rio if they think they are going to win the gold, they would all tell you ‘yes.’ They fully believe in themselves and their abilities, and nothing you could say will talk them out of it. They think big and therefore get big results.  4.      They know consciousness is contagious  Olympic athletes live together and spend so much time together because consciousness is contagious. Your level of success in any area of your life is most likely the same as the people you spend the most time with.  If you want to be better at something, get around people who push you to greatness. 5.      They are consistently great.  The reason Olympians are so consistent is because their actions are congruent with their thought processes.  They have a very clear mental picture of what they want, why they want it and how to move closer to their target objective.  Do you? 6.      They compartmentalize their emotions.  In other words, Olympic athletes have the ability to put aside anything else going on at that very moment, and focus only on the task in front of them: winning the gold. 7.      They know very good is bad.  For the average person, to be classified as very good is something to be proud of.  For the great ones like Olympians, it’s an insult. Don’t settle for mediocrity. Why just be happy with the bronze or silver when you can go for the gold? 8.      They are held accountable: Olympic athletes are held accountable on so many levels.  One of the biggest problems is that most people have no means of accountability or a support system in place when it comes to what they’re trying to accomplish. Whether it’s losing weight, making more money or anything else, being held accountable changes everything. 9.      They know it’s their desire that counts. Olympic athletes know winning isn’t everything.  It’s wanting to win that counts.  Olympians have a “whatever it takes” attitude.  They’ve made the decision to pay any price and bear any burden in the name of victory. 10.  They are comeback artists: While most people are demoralized by setbacks and defeat, Olympians know that large scale success is based on a series of comebacks. Emotionally speaking, they don’t understand the concept of giving up. On the physical plane, they have perseverance. On the mental plane, they have toughness.  On the spiritual plane, we call it artistry. If you’re interested in speaking to Steve, I’m happy to set it up.  You may also use his points above with proper attribution. www.mentaltoughnesssecrets.com  Thanks! Jack Allen, 954-821-3434, jack@serbinmedia.com 8.04.16

Beverly D. Flaxington is a career coach

Beverly D. Flaxington is a career coach, bestselling author, and expert on human behavior who has devoted her life's work to helping people deal with all kinds of stress, professionally and in their personal life. Add to the mix the negative political ads that attack one's senses every time the TV or radio is switched on, and it seems there's no escape! That is, until now. I'd like to send you a copy of Self-Talk for a Calmer You or Make Your Shift, in consideration of an interview or review. With the goal in mind to help anyone find their place in a difficult world,
Beverly helps readers to not only identify triggers, but provides the steps to help them achieve a less stressful and happier life.  She makes a dynamic guest; please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her, or forward a review copy of her books. Thank you. Please see Beverly on camera at http://www.ascotmedia.com/pressroom.html Leigh Moreland Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood , TX 77549 news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax 8.04.16

Illusions Of Wealth Brings Investors Common

If your audience is turning toward financial advisors for help managing their investments or wondering if they can do better on their own, they'll appreciate some time with Doug Eberhardt, author of Illusions of Wealth, that just hit #1 New Release for Wealth Management on Amazon.com.  I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of his book for consideration of an interview or review. Take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address for a copy of his book, or contact me to schedule an interview. I look forward to hearing from you; thanks!  Jacob Pittman  Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 8.04.16

Excitement over the coming Olympic summer games is growing

Excitement over the coming Olympic summer games is growing. The allure of the Amazon has a magnetic pull; I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of an exciting novel about the jungle's treasures and secrets for consideration of an interview or review.
Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address if you'd like a copy, or contact me to schedule an interview. Thank you for your time! Jacob Pittman Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 8.04.16

Noted sex therapist and psychologist, Dr. Judy Kuriansky

Noted sex therapist and psychologist, Dr. Judy Kuriansky understands human nature and behavior better than most. With tens of thousands of spectators and athletes about to descend on the Summer Olympics in Rio , she knows that the combination of hot bodies, flowing hormones, and intense emotions equals a recipe for rampant sex – despite the threat of the Zika virus! Three times the amount of condoms will be distributed during the games this year than in the past, in an effort to prevent the spread of this and other sexually-transmitted diseases.
Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with this world-renowned expert, who can advise your audience how to avoid the Zika virus while traveling abroad this summer.  Thank you. Mark Haywood, Ascot Media Group, Inc.  Post Office
Box 2394   Friendswood , TX 77549   news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com (281) 333-3507 Phone   (832) 569-5539 Fax 8.02.16

IHOP, the pioneer of breakfast all day

IHOP, the pioneer of breakfast all day, every day, is bringing back one of the of their signature fan favorites! The IHOP dish that revolutionized the breakfast experience - Criss-Croissants is back and with 3 new enticing flavor combinations. Indulge in 27 layers of flaky croissant dough perfectly waffled to a golden brown and stuffed with sweet and savory fillings: salted caramel and banana, strawberries and sweet cream, and spinach and roasted red pepper, is available August 1 – September 25. Delight in this sweet and savory, one of a kind dish that is sure to excite your taste buds and make you ask "How'd they do that!".  With more than 100 signature items to choose from that will be sure to satisfy all of your sweet and savory cravings, visit IHOP! Please see the press release below for additional information. If you would like to interview an IHOP representative about Criss-Croissants; or, if you would like to visit your local IHOP to try Criss-Croissants I would be happy to coordinate that for you. Please refer to the press release below for more information. You can also download still images here.  Thanks, Seffrah Orlando Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600 8.02.16

Special feature story and blog

This article may be freely used in whole or part with author attribution and website links please. Interviews, review copies, and high-resolution photography available upon request.  Special feature story and blog post inquiries are welcome and appreciated. Contact: Melissa Diane Smith Tel: 520-577-9255  Email: media@goingagainstgmos.com or simply hit reply to this email 8.02.16

National Coloring Day
To celebrate National Coloring Day on Tuesday, August 2nd, we would like to offer some stress relief to your audience with give-away copies of Inkspirations ― the beautiful new line of adult coloring books from HCI Books, in consideration of an interview. Please see the new line of coloring books and greeting cards at: www.Inkspirations.com. Inkspirations brings people an outlet from the horrors of the world; a quiet and peaceful place where tranquility replaces anxiety. Fun to color and brighten up someone's day, or pretty enough to keep and frame, these lovely adult coloring books take us back to our childhood and the quiet comfort and tranquility that coloring brought us. Please read the press release below for more information, and let me know if I may schedule an interview to discuss this complete line of inspiring coloring books for adults, or provide give-away copies for your audience. Thank you. Kim Weiss, Director of Communications   HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher   3201 SW 15 Street  Deerfield Beach, FL 33442   (800) 851-9100 ext. 212   kim.weiss@hcibooks.com   www.hcibooks.com/trade 8.01.16

IHOP and No Kid Hungry will come together again

IHOP and No Kid Hungry will come together again in the fight against child hood hunger. On August 23from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. , IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer a short stack of their world-famous buttermilk pancakes for just $1 with 100% of the proceeds  benefiting No Kid Hungry. With over sixteen million children suffering from hunger nationwide, IHOP and its franchise partners understand the need to provide children access to the healthy breakfasts they need to grow and thrive. IHOP restaurants' efforts will help kick off the Dine Out for No Kid Hungry campaign. Guests can come in to try one of IHOP's signature, fresh, made to order, meals and still donate to the No Kid Hungry campaign through IHOP's website, www.IHOP.com anytime from August 1- September 25. Please help IHOP, the pioneer of breakfast all day, every day, reach its goal of serving one million pancakes on August 23 to make an impact in the lives of hungry children across America . If you would like to interview an IHOP representative about the IHOP + No Kid Hungry Campaign, or visit your local IHOP on August 23, I would be happy to coordinate your visit. Please refer to the press release below for more information. You can also download photos of IHOP Restaurants here.  Thanks, Seffrah Orlando ,Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600 7.29.16

Thousands of hungry Osheaga

To help the thousands of hungry Osheaga attendees descending upon Montréal this weekend, OpenTable has today unveiled a guide to the best restaurants to enjoy during the festival, as well as other events across the country. OpenTable Insiders have curated five lists of restaurant recommendations for those attending the Osheaga Music and Arts Festival (Montréal), Calgary Pride, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), World Cup of Hockey 2016 ( Toronto ) and the Vancouver Fringe Festival. The restaurants were hand-picked based on their positive diner reviews, diverse cuisine and proximity to the events. The full press release and more information about the guide is included at the bottom of this message. The OpenTable restaurant recommendations for Osheaga 2016 attendees are as follows:   Baton Rouge – de la Montagne   BEVO Bar + Pizzeria   Damas   L'Atelier d'Argentine Vieux-Port   Mangiafoco   Mayfair Cocktail Bar   Mimi la Nuit   Restaurant Épik  Restaurant Espadon  Restaurant Mesón   If you'd like to speak with OpenTable regarding this announcement, please contact us at OpenTablePR@stratamp.com.   Best regards, 7.29.16

Baltimore Ravens orchestrated a trade

In 2013, Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens orchestrated a trade to acquire star left tackle, Eugene Monroe. Even though his time there was short, he was consistently graded as one of the best pass blockers in the NFL. Today, Eugene Monroe has co-authored with Julie Buckley, M.D., a new book, Youth Sports: Start Here. Thousands of kids are hurt playing sports every year; the tragedy is that so many injuries are preventable. I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of their book for consideration of an interview or review. Their positive message resonates with parents and young athletes alike, and audiences connect with pro athlete Monroe and his savvy take on teaming up parents and coaches for maximum fun and safety. Take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address for a copy of their book if you prefer print form, your email address if you prefer digital delivery, or contact me to schedule an interview.  I look forward to hearing from you; thanks! Lynn Vannucci, Publisher Water Street Press 707.367.1068  lynn@waterstreetpressbooks.com 7.28.16

Chances are pretty good that you know somebody with kidney disease.

Chances are pretty good that you know somebody with kidney disease. With their families, they face great challenges. I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of That Damn Dialysis for consideration of a review, post, or mention; the humorous, common-sense advice from RN Cindy Barclay will be appreciated by anyone currently suffering from this disease, or recently being diagnosed with it. .An entrepreneur, patient advocate, and author, Cindy is known as the "Diva of Dialysis." Please read the following press release and send me your mailing address for a copy of Cindy's book.  Thank you. Kenneth Hearne Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone
832.569.5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 7.28.16

Summer is almost over and books and backpacks are on the brain.

Summer is almost over and books and backpacks are on the brain. With back to school season drawing near, IHOP is here to help make the shift from summer to school a bit easier by bringing back the popular Kids Eat Free Deal! Families can come together and enjoy quality, fresh, made to order dishes from the regular menu and kids twelve and under can enjoy favorites such as the new Cheesy Cheese Pizza, with flaky, 27 layer, croissant dough crust topped with tangy marinara sauce and melted Monterey Jack & Cheddar Cheeses or classic favorites like the Create Your Own Rooty Tooty Jr., from the "Just for Kids" menu. The Kids Eat Free offer is available from August 1 –  September 25 from 4pm to 10pm daily. Please see the press release below for additional information. If you would like to interview an IHOP representative about IHOP's Kids Eat Free deal, or go into your local IHOP to check the deal out I would be happy to coordinate that for you. Please refer to the press release below for more information. You can also download photos of IHOP Restaurants here. Thanks, Seffrah Orlando Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600 7.27.16

After last week’s RNC and this week’s DNC

After last week’s RNC and this week’s DNC, politics is on everyone’s mind. But what’s the best way to respond when someone asks you, “Which candidate do you support” or “Who are you going to vote for?”  Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author and founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, says you have options.  You don’t want to respond  Keeping your opinion to yourself can be difficult; however, it is possible. Say something like, “In the midst of such a contentious political season, I feel it’s best to keep my opinion to myself. I do appreciate your interest and wish you the best in your political decisions.”  By acknowledging and thanking them for their genuine interest, you are able to get out of sticky political conversations but retain your well-mannered and ever sophisticated demeanor.  If they push again  If they keep pushing for a response, you can play the undecided card and change the subject. “I’m still evaluating the candidates and the issues and haven’t made up my mind yet.  It will be interesting to see how it plays out.” To get them off the topic for good, ask them about something meaningful to them that they will want to talk about.  “I hear your son got accepted to Ohio State . Congratulations!”  “Great job on closing that account.  How did you do it?”  “Tell me about your trip to the mountains a few weeks ago. I hear it is beautiful this time of year.” You want to respond If you would like to express your beliefs, the best way to do so is to cite research and concrete reasons why your views align a certain way, as this will encourage more of an intellectual conversation than a possible war of opinions.  Just as you want to express your beliefs, be courteous and let the person you are speaking to express his or her beliefs, even if you disagree. If you disagree It’s inevitable that disagreements will arise, but when they do, handle them with grace, dignity and respect. Say something like, “That’s an interesting way to look at it and you bring up some valid points; however, I feel that…” Never raise your voice, show anger, abruptly walk away or make it personal. Either way Whether you decide to respond or not, be tactful, polite, and remember that educated responses will help you either to cordially engage, or graciously decline whenever these inevitable conversations cross your path. Would you like to speak to Sharon about the best ways to engage in or avoid a political conversation?  If so, I’m happy to set it up. http://www.protocolww.com/  Thanks! Scott Jones 954-821-3434  scott@serbinmedia.com 7.27.16

Plattsburgh Brewfest

Plattsburgh, NY – 7/22/2016 –  Last year, over 30 breweries, cideries and wineries from throughout New York and Vermont participated in the first-ever Plattsburgh Brewfest. The event kicks off for a second year at 2 p.m. at the Plattsburgh City Beach on Lake Champlain on August 6th. For more information, including new details on ticket sales, please see the attached press release. 7.22.16

The Jump Cut

I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of Jump Cut in consideration of a review or interview; Libby is also available for book club appearances via Skype or FB Live. Please read the following press release and send me your mailing address for a copy of Jump Cut, or contact me to schedule an interview.  Thank you. Meet Libby and hear more about her work at https://www.youtube.com/user/libbyfh1 and http://libbyhellmann.com   Kenneth Hearne, Ascot Media Group   Post Office Box 2394   Friendswood, TX 77549   281.333.3507 Phone
832.569.5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com     www.ascotmedia.com 7.22.16

In the face of the murders of his activist friends

In the face of the murders of his activist friends in
Israel and Palestine , and the Paris and Nice massacres in his home country, France , Frank Romano remains in the fight for a durable peace in the Middle East . He has spent a decade organizing grass roots efforts to make changes for the greater good, and documents his quest in Love and Terror in the Middle East , 4th edition.   He is a peace expert and can speak to the following trending topics:a  -  Outlook for Current Peace Process Discussions  -  The Changing US Public Opinion on the Middle East and What It Means  Please let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Romano, or please provide a mailing address if you would like to receive a copy of his book for a review. Thank you. Angela McCormick   Ascot Media Group   Post Office Box 2394   Friendswood, TX 77549  281.333.3507 office  news@ascotmedianews.com     www.ascotmedia.com 7.22.16

A photographer at the vigil for the 49 victims of the Orlando massacre

A photographer at the vigil for the 49 victims of the
Orlando massacre happened to look up as the names were being read, and she snapped a picture of a flock of birds flying overhead. It wasn't until she counted them that she realized there were 49!  Dr. Bernard Beitman, the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systemize the study of coincidences, believes this is an example of a common coincidence for which we can start finding explanations. In fact, his bold new research explains scientifically that we can identify and understand the frequency of coincidences in our everyday lives. Was this event coincidence or more? Either way, it obviously brought solace to the photographer who said: "Seeing the birds made me feel a sense of peace about the tragedy." Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Bernard Beitman, whose groundbreaking research will change how we look at coincidences. Thank you.  Kim Weiss Director of Communications HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher 3201 SW 15 Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (800) 851-9100 ext. 212 kim.weiss@hcibooks.com      www.hcibooks.com/trade 7.17.16

While Philippe Padieu is not universally-recognized like Bill Cosby

While Philippe Padieu is not universally-recognized like Bill Cosby, they share many parallels. While both are sexual predators who manipulated and lied to their victims yet never admitted wrongdoing, the biggest difference is that Padieu is serving a 45-year jail sentence and Cosby is still free!  Their accusers also share similarities: Diane Reeve and Andrea Constand made national headlines as the first to be successful at coming forward and getting a case prosecuted, both are in positions of authority, and neither were deterred by media scrutiny in their fight to stop these serial sexual predators. While both showed great courage and determination, Reeve actually tracked down other victims herself, whereas more of Cosby's victims came forward after Constand was successful.  Diane Reeve shares her gut-wrenching journey for justice in Standing Strong: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case that Made History, and I would be happy to send you a copy in consideration of an interview or review. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule a memorable interview with Diane or forward a copy of her book for a review. Thank you. Kim Weiss Director of Communications HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher 3201 SW 15 Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (800) 851-9100 ext. 212 kim.weiss@hcibooks.com www.hcibooks.com/trade 7.17.16

What if we had the ability to put the power of the universe on our side?

What if we had the ability to put the power of the universe on our side? I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of a remarkable book for consideration of a review. Author Jesse Kalsi is articulate and charming, answering questions on live TV or radio, with compelling clarity and compassion.  Says Christine Craft, KGO AM810 Radio,
San Francisco : "... Jesse had some analyses of politicians in the news that were right on point and very funny! My listeners went nuts and began calling in, jamming the phones. Two weeks later...I was still getting requests... He was a most enjoyable guest and I highly recommend him for radio and television programs." Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address for a copy of his book, or contact me to schedule an interview. I look forward to hearing from you; thanks!
Susan Whitworth Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax  
news@ascotmedianews.com
www.ascotmedia.com 7.17.16

The massacre that took the lives of 49 innocent Americans

The massacre that took the lives of 49 innocent Americans in
Orlando is just one more warning that our nation needs to be better prepared against domestic terrorism. Military expert, author and historian Dr. William R. Forstchen predicted over two years ago that ISIS would make attacks against "soft targets" within the US . "Yet still our leaders seem unprepared to acknowledge our enemy and act — evidenced by the fact that the perpetrator was "on the radar" of U.S. security officials for some time and had been investigated by the FBI," says Forstchen. One thing is evident: we can no longer ignore his warning of more bloodshed to come. "Everything they've said they would do, they have achieved," says Forstchen, who believes their next targets will be schools, interstate highways and churches. Dr. Forstchen is a notable expert who has appeared on numerous top news outlets across the nation. Author of more than fifty books, he presents a horrifying but likely scenario in his book Day of Wrath — a heart-stopping story that highlights our nation's vulnerability and should act as a wake-up call to our government to step up efforts to keep our country safe! Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an enlightening interview with Dr. Forstchen. Thank you. Please see this interview on Fox & Friends: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3762644198001/preparing-for-an-isis-attack-inside-america/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips&v=3762644198001
Monica Foster, Ascot Media Group, Inc.Post Office
Box 2394 Friendswood , TX 77549 281.333.3507 - Main mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com  
www.ascotmedia.com 7.16.16

What if we had the ability to put the power

What if we had the ability to put the power of the universe on our side? I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of a remarkable book for consideration of a review. Author Jesse Kalsi is articulate and charming, answering questions on live TV or radio, with compelling clarity and compassion. Says Christine Craft, KGO AM810 Radio,
San Francisco : "... Jesse had some analyses of politicians in the news that were right on point and very funny! My listeners went nuts and began calling in, jamming the phones. Two weeks later...I was still getting requests... He was a most enjoyable guest and I highly recommend him for radio and television programs."
Please take a look at the press release below and send me your mailing address for a copy of his book, or contact me to schedule an interview. I look forward to hearing from you; thanks!  Susan Whitworth   Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax   news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com  7.16.16

Amidst the already hectic nature of our days

Amidst the already hectic nature of our days, we find ourselves feeling surrounded by turmoil. It seems at times that there is no escaping bad news: on one channel our neighbors and fellow citizens suffer terrible attacks and violence; on another, candidates fight a harsh and unrelenting battle to win votes. Sometimes, all we want is to tune out the unforgiving realities that exist in our public sphere - to wind down from the mayhem, election fatigue, and all other misfortunes and pessimism that fill our airways. Sometimes, we just want to color... and we've launched a new website (www.Inkspirations.com) that accompanies a new line of books, just for that. For more details, please read the following press release. I would very much like to set up an interview with you to discuss this inspirational line of coloring books for adults and I'd be happy to bring some giveaway copies with me for your audience.  We think, a good respite from these tense times. Thank you. Kim Weiss, Director of Communications  HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher  3201 SW 15 Street  Deerfield Beach, FL 33442  (800) 851-9100 ext. 212   kim.weiss@hcibooks.com  www.hcibooks.com/trade 7.16.16

User-generated content is spawning the future of commerce

User-generated content is spawning the future of commerce. By infusing the customer into the creative process of advertising products, retailers are changing traditional customer to retailer dynamic. User-generated content has connected customers and retailers. Customers feel as if they are part of the company, and at the same time the company gets to use a real-life display of how an actual person – not a model – looks in an item. " User-generated content helps users connect emotionally to  a brand and feel as though they are part of the creative process that brought the item to the world. User-generated content is typically shared through social media, so at the same time it can help retailers have a viral reach." Says Founder and CEO of UsTrendy Sam Sisakhti Several companies have been implementing this idea, including Target, which used it to implement a college acceptance letter competition. They promised to donate $500 million to education and to double that figure if the competition had a high number of participants. The best videos were then featured on their new television commercial, which was a huge hit. People were able to share a special moment in their lives through Target. Like many other clothing retailers, UsTrendy is leveraging Instagram to take advantage of user-generated content. Customers use a special hash tag to post pictures of themselves wearing items they have bought on UsTrendy. Once a week, UsTrendy features these customer photos on its own Instagram account for  hundreds of thousands of followers to enjoy, and on the UsTrendy homepage, for millions of visitors. User-generated content is a win-win proposition for any company's marketing strategy. Making users feel a part of the process results in greater brand loyalty and also helps acquire new customers who relate to a more personal approach. Sam Sisakhti is available to discuss user generated content on the retail world along with any other retail topics. If you are interested please contact Sam Sisakhti at sam@ustrendy.com or 617 680 9228.  Thank you,   Sam 7.01.16

Good morning Conrad David

I hope you’re well.  I’m writing to you as I was wondering if your readers might be interested in our latest Canadian study – we’ve looked at how TV can affect your love life! We’ve discovered some interesting facts about Canadian singles, television, and dating – for instance binge watching is now so popular that 80% of 30-39 year olds think that binge watching a show together is the ideal date night; while 68% of Canadian singles think liking the ‘right’ TV shows (like The Big Bang Theory) can make you more interesting to date. I’ve included the full results of the study below – please do feel free to share with your readers (citing https://www.elitesingles.ca/en/mag/single-life/tv-date as the source, if possible!). There’s also a lovely infographic to accompany the story  - which you are also welcome to share and which you can download in a larger size here. If you’ve got any questions about the survey, please let me know  - I’m happy to help. Sophie Watson on behalf of  EliteSingles Canada Email: sophie.watson@affinitas.de | Skype: sophie.a.watson | Twitter: @CurlsOnTour P.S. If this sort of content isn’t useful for your work, please click here: unsubscribe me from this mailing list or just let me know and I’ll remove your email from our media contact list. 7.01.16

With you on board, we can do more.

Dear PBS fan, When you donate to Mountain Lake PBS , you're making an investment in our community. It's an investment in local shows like Mountain Lake Journal or Curiously Adirondack that explore stories right in your backyard. It's an investment in family events where children connect media with hands-on learning. And in keeping those station events free. And it's an investment in keeping all the shows you count on, Masterpiece, Newshour, Nova, and so many more, freely available to everyone. Mountain Lake PBS would not be possible without YOU. Our fiscal year ends on June 30, and we need your help to start the coming year on strong financial footing.Make a last minute donation right now, and help us reach that finish line. It only takes a minute, and makes all the difference.Thank you! Sincerely, Erik Nycklemoe President & CEO   7.01.16

We've been following your page

We've been following your page for a while and I believe our product would be somethink your readers would enjoy.
It is a cooking journal with a unique platform that helps you create signature recipes and becomes your personal cookbook. It's a perfect booklet for all people who enjoy cooking and experimnting in the kitchen. Please feel free to use our press kit for all relevant content and photographs. Our project has just launched on Kickstarter under the name Project Cookbook - We'll be really happy if you check it out.
Feel free to contact us for any additional questions. Best regards, Hana Gaber  Project Cookbook - Head of Communication  Mobile
: +386 70867017  E-mail: hana@cookbook.si  Web: www.cookbook.si   We begin where other cookbooks finish.  7.01.16

I came across this page of your site:

I came across this page of your site: http://www.montrealtribune.com/editorial.html and I noticed you are linking to http://www.chron.com/ as a Texas regional resource. I'm currently on a mission to create awareness around a new, comprehensive source for Texas addiction and mental health treatment options. That is why I wanted to suggest that you include a link to this page among your other resources: http://www.greenhousetreatment.com/texas-treatment/ This page is the hub for information on inpatient treatment center in every region and major city within Texas . While the vast majority of treatment directory sites provide nothing but addresses and phone numbers, this guide includes summaries of the offerings for up to 20 of the top treatment centers in each major city. The purpose is to provide unbiased information to help individuals make informed decisions on their local options. It even includes citations of the latest statistics on drug use and treatment in each region. To offer an idea of how comprehensive this collection of local content is – the primary Texas page has dozens of citations (listed at the bottom) of leading research from governmental agencies and educational institutions. Each city page has an average of 35 citations. In addition to that descriptions of hundreds of treatment centers are summarized based on the information made available on their websites – eliminating the need for hours and hours of research by individuals and families in crisis. I encourage to you to browse the Texas page, as well as the individual city pages included on it. I hope that you will consider this for addition to your page – and thank you so much for your time. If you have the chance, please let me know what we need to do to be included as a resource. If you are not responsible for modifications to this page, or prefer I do not contact you, then I apologize and would greatly appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction.  Best regards,   Ashley Knowles   Outreach Coordinator   AdvocatesForHealth.org  PO Box 3204 Santa Monica , CA 90408     Addison Huegel   Media Relations   NYC Data Science Academy   ahuegel@elevatorpr.com   (415) 315-9629 News Summary: Data scientist is the top job in the United States according to multiple reports. But what about the thousands of students who have graduated with a degree in a similar field and want to prepare themselves for the data science boom?  The NYC Data Science Academy (https://nycdatascience.com/) offers a 12-week Data Science Bootcamp to learn about data science and big data from industry leaders and professionals.   85% of NYCDSA graduates are hired within three months and more than 95% of them are placed within six. Interview: Vivian Zhang, founder and CTO of the NYC Data Science Academy is available for an interview, commentary on the data science industry and job market, and any other topics relating to data science. As Data Scientist Tops U.S. Jobs, is it time for a Data Science Bootcamp? Multiple career reports suggest that data scientist is the top job in the United States today. But in an ultra-competitive labor market and limited job openings in a booming tech economy, is it time to hone your skills with a trip to a data science bootcamp? The NYC Data Science Academy may perhaps be your ticket to your dream job. NEW YORK , NY – What's your dream job? That's a tough question to answer for anybody. If you follow today's media coverage of America 's labor market, you would believe that there are no jobs out there that pay well and are in demand. However, if you dig a little bit deeper, you'll realize that there are many employment opportunities available. 7.01.16

You’re in a business meeting and someone’s phone starts ringing.

You’re in a business meeting and someone’s phone starts ringing. You’re in a restaurant and your date is looking at her phone all evening instead of talking to you. It’s the middle of mass and the guy at the end of the pew is texting with his buddies. Good news: July is National Cell Phone Courtesy Month, and a time to take a look at the bad habits many of us have developed around the incessant texting, emailing, calling and being connected 24/7. Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert, author and founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers these eight tips for National Cell Phone Courtesy Month (and all year long): 1.      Hidden cell phone: Whether you are attending an important business meeting, out on a date or even in a casual setting with friends, keep your phone out of sight. Placing your phone on the table or desk sends a clear message that the people you are with are not your number-one priority. It’s also just rude.   2.      Silent Smartphone: It’s mannerly to turn off your cell phone before meetings, meals, and meaningful moments – like dates! If you can’t turn your device off, turn it to silent or vibrate. Your phone is not a replacement for an in-person meeting.    3.      Exceptions: There are exceptions to every rule, and it’s permissible to takeout your smartphone in several situations: A) Doctors, nurses, first responders, and health providers B) Those expecting emergency calls C) Those who have an infant with a babysitter or a person with a caregiver D) Those momentarily sharing photos with others E) Those researching an important request, such as directions.   4.      Excuse Me: If accepting an emergency call, excuse yourself as quietly and calmly as possible from the gathering with an apology. For example, “I apologize; however, this is urgent, please excuse me.  I hope to return in a moment.”  5.      Consider Content Carefully: With smartphones, spontaneity can be contagious. Remember, once a text, tweet or post is sent, it’s live. Sure, you can delete it, but it’s out there on the Internet, just waiting to bite you back! So use common sense and don’t post inappropriate pictures or writing while consuming adult beverages. Avoid profanity.  6.      10-foot rule: When making or taking a call, move 10 feet away from the building including windows. No one wants to see pacing or gesturing during your conversation. Step outside when responding to a call while in a house of worship, medical office, library, theatre, or hospital.  Refrain from confidential conversations on planes, trains, and automobiles.  7.      Don’t Drive & Talk: Many localities now ban smartphone use while driving. If you must use the phone, drive to a safe area away from traffic. Safety first!  8.      The Cellular Crutch: Don’t use your phone when you are not sure what else to do in uncomfortable situations. If you walk into a new office or even a wedding reception and don’t know anyone, take time to engage with people face-to-face. Deferring back to your phone as a crutch will keep you from truly connecting with the people around you.  Would you like to speak to Sharon for National Cell Phone Courtesy Month?  If so, I’m happy to set it up.  You may also use her tips with proper attribution.   http://www.protocolww.com/    Thanks! Jack Allen, 954-821-3434, jack@serbinmedia.com 6.27.16

Orlando massacre

A photographer at the vigil for the 49 victims of the
Orlando massacre happened to look up as the names were being read, and she snapped a picture of a flock of birds flying overhead. It wasn't until she counted them that she realized there were 49! Dr. Bernard Beitman, the first psychiatrist since Carl Jung to attempt to systemize the study of coincidences, believes this is an example of a common coincidence for which we can start finding explanations. In fact, his bold new research explains scientifically that we can identify and understand the frequency of coincidences in our everyday lives. Was this event coincidence or more? Either way, it obviously brought solace to the photographer who said: "Seeing the birds made me feel a sense of peace about the tragedy." Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Bernard Beitman, whose groundbreaking research will change how we look at coincidences. Thank you.  Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher, 3201 SW 15 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442  (800) 851-9100 ext. 212, kim.weiss@hcibooks.com, www.hcibooks.com/trade 6.23.16

Flip Flop brand Fleeps!

I just wanted to follow up about our social good Flip Flop brand Fleeps! Any interest in a pair? Customized pairs are now available too. Need more info? See below! It’s just about that time again where swan floats rule, pool hangouts are the activity du jour, white parties are the must be seen at event and long days of fun begin to start trending again. We are so excited to introduce you to our new client FLEEPS sandals – and what’s a more perfect time then when the sun is shining and your boots go into hiding. FLEEPS has got you covered for the sunny days ahead. These cute and colorful sandals offers a unique design featuring an adjustable cross-ankle strap, smooth-finish toe thong and a lightweight shock-absorbent sole, perfect for strolling on the boardwalk after a long day in the waves. Most importantly when you buy a pair of FLEEPS, you change a life. Founded in 2015 by Kael Robinson, global good curator and CEO of Brazilets and Live Worldly, the Denver-based company is dedicated to creating a sustainable yet stylish product that changes the course of poverty through education. FLEEPS’ goal is to sell over one million pairs to send over 10,000 girls to school by 2019. Ten percent of every pair of FLEEPS sold goes to the FLEEPS Foundation providing funding to its non-profit partners committed to the education of girls, including Shining Hope for Communities and Starfish Impact. FLEEPS uniquely designed sandals are classic, versatile, fun and allow women to step into their best selves. We would love for you to consider FLEEPS (retails for $38.00) for any upcoming summer stories you may working on. We are happy to provide imagery and/or samples for you to review. For additional information please visit http://fleeps.com. Best,  Gwen Wunderlich, CEO/ Partner, Wunderlich Kaplan Communications, 251 5th Ave. 5th Floor New York , NY 10016 O: 646.918.7946 C: 718.612.3990 Gwen@wunderlichinc.com  www.wunderlichinc.com 6.22.16

Turning Off Stress By Inviting Tranquility And Inspiration In With The Simple Act Of Coloring

Amidst the already hectic nature of our days, we find ourselves feeling surrounded by turmoil. It seems at times that there is no escaping bad news: on one channel our neighbors and fellow citizens suffer terrible attacks and violence; on another, candidates fight a harsh and unrelenting battle to win votes. Sometimes, all we want is to tune out the unforgiving realities that exist in our public sphere - to wind down from the mayhem, election fatigue, and all other misfortunes and pessimism that fill our airways. Sometimes, we just want to color... and we've launched a new website (www.Inkspirations.com) that accompanies a new line of books, just for that. For more details, please read the following press release. I would very much like to set up an interview with you to discuss this inspirational line of coloring books for adults and I'd be happy to bring some giveaway copies with me for your audience.  We think, a good respite from these tense times. Thank you. Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher, 3201 SW 15 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (800) 851-9100 ext. 212 kim.weiss@hcibooks.com   www.hcibooks.com/trade 6.19.16

En bateau, la vie est plus belle...

Bonjour Conrad David Brillantes, Nous vous invitons à l'événement suivant :

Date, heure Afficher la carte et lieu de l'événement :Mercredi 29 juin 2016 de 12:30 à 14:30 (HAE) Yacht-Club de Montréal
Case postale 55035, CSP Notre-Dame Montreal
, Quebec H2Y 4A7 Canada We hope you can make it! Cheers, Evolution Public Relations Inc. L'inscription à l'événement n'est possible que sur invitation. Inscrivez-vous à l'aide de votre adresse de courriel pour assister à cet événement. 6.18.16

Call for Cash Over Action

While there is a lot we're tired of hearing this election, Clinton 's email may just take the cake. Yet, new survey data by Alto Mail shows that email may have been a strong asset for Clinton's campaign, particularly when it comes to raising money; 59% of respondents who reported donating to Clinton's campaign were persuaded to do so by email, compared to just 19% of Trump supporters. Email offers candidates a direct line to voters, ensuring their messaging gets right in front of potential voters. This data reinforces the benefits provided by this direct access -- further highlighting email's effectiveness as a resource for rallying support and finances. Below please find a snippet of data insights, while additional findings can be found at the Alto blog here. Hill's Got (Email) Game -- Clinton 's email is the most subscribed to among respondents, with 46% of respondents subscribing to Clinton 's email campaign vs 39% Sanders and 22% for Trump Candidates Call for Cash Over Action -- Over half of candidate campaign emails (57%) focused primarily on donation, not action  Email & Social Media Work Best -- Respondents report email (18%) and social media (19%) as their preferred method to receive campaign information  Marcel Becker, Core Product Director at AOL, can share insights into the mistakes politicians make with email campaigns as well as the evolution of how people disseminate information - would love to connect you to learn more. Do let me know if interested. Thank you for your time, Rebecca Buttle Peri | Highwire Public Relations A 2016 PR Week Agency of the Year  rebecca@highwirepr.com | PH: 415-963-4174 ext. 36  www.highwirepr.com 6.18.16

"Six Lessons To Win Like Muhammad Ali,"

With fifty-six wins and only five losses in his career, Muhammad Ali was considered a winner by all accounts. And like Ali with his opponents, winning in business is about doing away with the competition. Ali's actions in and out of the ring provide some useful lessons to anyone who wants to get out and win. Please review the below article by author and advisor to CEOs and other leaders on all topics related to winning, Geoff Blades, "Six Lessons To Win Like Muhammad Ali," offered to you for publication. I hope you can share this unique perspective with your readers. Blades would be available for an interview on this topic as well. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum   856-489-8654 x302   erin@smithpublicity.com 6.19.16

Morin-Heights, Saint Georges, Surrey

Morin-Heights, Saint Georges, Surrey ... Why travel across the world when there are plenty of great places to discover nearby? Especially, if you can enjoy an affordable accommodation!. This summer, many travelers will choose to stay local for financial and cultural reasons. Therefore, European startup NightSwapping has made finding your next local adventure fun (and cheap!) thanks to its exciting new concept, the reversed search engine. Interview opportunities Theme: Local tourism, authentic stays, affordable vacations There are several members that have already used NightSwapping to stay in Canada and would be glad to share their experience.  Learn more   For more info, please contact:
Quentin MITTELETTE   + 33 4 37 92 93 93 
June 17, 2016

While Philippe Padieu

While Philippe Padieu is not universally-recognized like Bill Cosby, they share many parallels. While both are sexual predators who manipulated and lied to their victims yet never admitted wrongdoing, the biggest difference is that Padieu is serving a 45-year jail sentence and Cosby is still free! Their accusers also share similarities: Diane Reeve and Andrea Constand made national headlines as the first to be successful at coming forward and getting a case prosecuted, both are in positions of authority, and neither were deterred by media scrutiny in their fight to stop these serial sexual predators. While both showed great courage and determination, Reeve actually tracked down other victims herself, whereas more of Cosby's victims came forward after Constand was successful. Diane Reeve shares her gut-wrenching journey for justice in Standing Strong: The Inspiring Story of an Unlikely Sisterhood and the Court Case that Made History, and I would be happy to send you a copy in consideration of an interview or review. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule a memorable interview with Diane or forward a copy of her book for a review. Thank you. Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher, 3201 SW 15 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442. (800) 851-9100 ext. 212 kim.weiss@hcibooks.com  www.hcibooks.com/trade June 17, 2016

Megalodon

Last week, sea explorers discovered hydrothermal vents and new species of sea life thriving seven miles below the surface in the Mariana Trench. Incredibly, NY Times best-selling author Steve Alten predicted this discovery 20 years ago in his first novel, MEG, a fictional thriller about Megalodon, a 70-foot, 50-ton prehistoric Great White shark. Could Megalodon, the most fearsome predator ever to have existed, still be alive? Steve Alten thinks it's possible, making him a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him. Thank you. Leigh Malone, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com (281) 333-3507 Phone   (832) 569-5539 Fax 6.15.16

Wanted to send a quick note about Bella B

Wanted to send a quick note about Bella B and their line of natural and organic products for mom and baby! All Bella B products are made with organic ingredients and are free of artificial preservatives, animal by-products, petrolatum, lanolin and harsh chemicals...so you don't have to worry about anything harming baby or mom! Whether you're looking for products to soothe, heal or firm your post-pregnancy body, minimize oily skin, reduce pregnancy mask (chloasma), take care of your baby's cradle cap or diaper rash, Bella B has you covered! Can I send over a few samples for you to check out? Bella B Quick Facts: Organic and Natural (for both moms and babies) Over 25 products to choose from Price range from $3.99 to $14.99 Available in Socal retailers including Vons Pavillions and Albertsons  Available online via the website Bella B: Natural & organic mom and baby products Brand offers one-stop shop for your family's body care needs Taking care of a baby can be one of the most rewarding and challenging jobs a parent does, and Bella B makes life a little easier by offering a variety of products to help ensure that you and your child have some of the best organic skin care products on the market. For more than 16 years, the California company has sought out the most effective, natural and organic ingredients  to create safe face and body care products for both mother and child. What began with the Original Tummy Honey Butter (one of the most effective products for stretch mark prevention), Bella B has expanded its brand to products for breastfeeding, face and body care, post-natal healing, baby care, gift sets and more. Bella B offers more than 25 full-size products, so whether you're looking for products to soothe, heal or firm your post-pregnancy body, minimize oily skin, reduce pregnancy mask (chloasma), take care of your baby's cradle cap or diaper rash, Bella B has you covered. What's more, all Bella B products are made with organic ingredients and are free of artificial preservatives, animal by-products, petrolatum, lanolin and harsh chemicals. The organic nature of Bella B products means that they are safe for nearly anyone to use, and they can replace chemical-laden products used before and after pregnancy. Products range in price from $3.99 to $14.99, and gift sets are $24.99 to $34.99. Pick up your Bella B pre/post natal care, nursing, hair and baby products at Southern California retailers like select Vons, Pavillions and Albertsons or online at www.DueMaternity.com/skin-care.html.  Products details are online at www.bellabbodycare.com.  All the best, Alisha Dickinson, Co-Founder/Publicist, Allettare PR  Alisha@allettarepr.com 3533 32nd Street San Diego, CA 92104 T: 858-652-0061 6.17.16

The massacre that took the lives of 49 innocent Americans in Orlando

The massacre that took the lives of 49 innocent Americans in
Orlando is just one more warning that our nation needs to be better prepared against domestic terrorism. Military expert, author and historian Dr. William R. Forstchen predicted over two years ago that ISIS would make attacks against "soft targets" within the US . "Yet still our leaders seem unprepared to acknowledge our enemy and act — evidenced by the fact that the perpetrator was "on the radar" of U.S. security officials for some time and had been investigated by the FBI," says Forstchen. One thing is evident: we can no longer ignore his warning of more bloodshed to come. "Everything they've said they would do, they have achieved," says Forstchen, who believes their next targets will be schools, interstate highways and churches. Dr. Forstchen is a notable expert who has appeared on numerous top news outlets across the nation. Author of more than fifty books, he presents a horrifying but likely scenario in his book Day of Wrath — a heart-stopping story that highlights our nation's vulnerability and should act as a wake-up call to our government to step up efforts to keep our country safe! Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an enlightening interview with Dr. Forstchen. Thank you. Please see this interview on Fox & Friends: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3762644198001/preparing-for-an-isis-attack-inside-america/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips&v=376264419800 
Monica Foster, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 - Main mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com   www.ascotmedia.com 6.17.16

Life Through Lasagna Eyes

Please let me know if I may forward a copy of Samantha A. Kendall's new book, Life Through Lasagna Eyes, in consideration of a review from you. This highly respected entrepreneur, known as
Chicago 's "Lasagna Lady," has a unique way of looking at life. She sees it like the layers of a lasagna – only instead of ingredients, the layers are filled with love, humor, joy, laughter and tears! Samantha honored her daughter's tragic death by finding the strength to move forward and discover her passion. Now she hopes the story of her journey will inspire others to overcome adversity and find their passion in life. Please let me know if I may schedule an inspiring interview with Samantha Kendall, or please forward your postal address if you would like a copy of the book for a review. Thank you. Please listen to one of Samantha's recent radio interviews at:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW1Lx2AD5oI&feature=youtu.be Caroline Jones Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 6.17.16

Sleeman has finally selected its Railside Reps!

After a night of beer filled challenges at the Loose Moose in Toronto , Sleeman has finally selected its Railside Reps! These Reps will be responsible for derailing Canadian's summers in the best way possible. Whether they are amping up a crowd at an iconic Canadian location or have front row tickets to the coolest concert in town, Connor Bowie and Kevin Jaczenko of Hamilton , Ontario will set off on their mission with Sleeman Railside Session Ale on June 23 – July 24th to make this summer one to remember. Please see news release attached and below for more details on the winners and the Railside Tour, noting that the Reps will be derailing Montreal from June 26-30th! If you are interested in speaking with a Sleeman spokesperson about this campaign, please let me know and I would be happy to coordinate an interview. Cheers!  Hillary 6.11.16

Tuesday June 14 at the IMPERIAL THEATRE - 1432 Bleury  www.pearltheshow.com  This is an opportunity for still and TV cameras to capture selected segments of the choreography, and for reporters to interview the producer, ANGELA TANG, the director/choreographer DANIEL EZRALOW, and/or the guest artist MARGIE GILLIS. Please confirm your presence - ygraine7@videotron.ca 6.11.16

Sustainable Church

Walt Russell's new book,
Sustainable Church , is a book for these times.  With membership and tithing at an all-time low in Christian churches, the church must become organic/sustainable in order to survive. We would be happy to send you a complimentary review copy of the book. Walt Russell is available for interviews. Contact me at 903-654-0938 or reply to this email. Thank you. Helen Cook PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations 903-654-0938 Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com  www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 6.07.16

Staples Business Advantage's

Please see below and the attached for a news release and low-resolution infographic on Staples Business Advantage's second annual Workplace Index, which examines the state of the Canadian workplace. If you are interested in an interview, or a higher resolution version of the infographic, please let us know. Regards, Mike 6.07.16

Father-daughter conflict

Gary W. Moore's new book, The Final Service, is a faith-based story scheduled for major motion picture production, adding to the popular trend of faith-based films. His book (based on true events) deals with father-daughter conflict, questioning the value of prayer, understanding, forgiveness, love, faith and resolution. The book also shows how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often not diagnosed and the effect it can have on military families and veterans. We would be happy to send you a complimentary review copy of the book. Gary W. Moore is available for interviews. Contact me at 903-654-0938 or reply to this email. Thank you. Helen Cook, PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations 903-654-0938 Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com   www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 6.07.16  

Adirondack's collection of Tourism Stands

Plattsburgh , NY 6/6/2016 – Last week, the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, revealed its collection of Tourism Stands located at hotels and resource centers throughout the coast. Designed by the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau and the North Country Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Boire Benner Group and Signmaker, these 16 stands will give visitors access to goadirondack.com, the official bilingual tourism website for Clinton County , providing information on the area's many history, agriculture and outdoor recreation opportunities. 6.06.16

Smilezone Foundation’s Fourth Annual Celebrity Golf

Smilezone Foundation’s Fourth Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament will take place July 18, 2016 at the RattleSnake Point Golf Club in Milton , Ontario . The Smilezone Foundation transforms hospital rooms and children’s clinics into kid-friendly areas. This year, they will transform Toronto ’s Sunnybrook Hospital , Headwaters Health Care Centre, and the Niagara Children’s Centre. Please see media release for more information. Photos and interviews available. Thanks, Erika 6.03.16 

Any Kind Of Stress by Steven Stosny, PhD,

I would like to send a copy of Soar Above: How To Use The Most Profound Part Of Your Brain Under Any Kind Of Stress by Steven Stosny, PhD, in consideration of an interview or review from you. Filled with examples from over 6,000 clients he's treated over the past two decades, Dr. Stosny has set a new standard for understanding and treating family abuse. With nearly 4 millions views, his Psychology Today blog on relationships is one of the most popular today. Dr. Stosny shows us how we can use our habits to train our brain to do things differently and prevent us from making the same mistakes over and over ― in everything from addictions and diets to memory issues and relationships. He makes a great guest. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an enlightening interview with him, or if you would like a review copy of the book. Thank you. Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher, 3201 SW 15 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, (800) 851-9100 ext. 212, kim.weiss@hcibooks.com, www.hcibooks.com/trade 6.02.16

Some great Father's Day experiences

My name is Adora and I'm reaching out in regards to some great Father's Day experiences going up for auction on the Charitybuzz website tomorrow  morning. Thought you'd be interested in a bit of an exclusive to give your readers the top tier in Father's Day gifts. Experiences and items will be up for auction from June 2- June 16.  Proceeds raised will benefit organizations including PETA, Gabrielle's Angel Foundation, the J.K. Livin Foundation, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights and many more.  Coveted experiences across categories include:  A meeting with Sir Paul McCartney with two tickets and soundcheck access to an upcoming show (Benefits: PETA) A meeting with Mick Jagger and two VIP tickets to see The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan at Desert Trip on October 7 (Benefits: Project 0)  A meeting with Paul Simon with two tickets to his concert on June 21 in Toronto, ON on June 25 in Philadelphia, PA (Benefits: Shaking with Laughter) A chance to perform on stage with The Beach Boys (Benefits: Travel + Leisure's Global Water Challenge) VIP tickets to the 2016 Global Citizen Festival in New York City on September 24, 2016 (Benefits: Gabrielle's Angel Foundation)   A seat in Elton John's personal box during his performance at Caesars Palace plus green room passes (Benefits: George Lopez Foundation)  Opening night and after party tickets to the San Francisco Opera and meeting with Music Director Nicola Luisotti (Benefits: Daybreak Children's Rare Disease Fund)  Two VIP tickets and after-party access to the 2016 Victoria's Secret fashion show (Benefits: RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation)    A meeting with Bill O'Reilly backstage with four tickets to a taping of The O'Reilly Factor (Benefits: Chris Evert Charities)   Rounds of golf with Brett Favre, Hank Haney and more (Benefits: Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Monterey Peninsula Foundation)  A pitching lesson from San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy plus four lower box tickets for a game with pre-game field & dugout access (Benefits: Musicians on Call)  One night golf getaway for you and three friends to Bunker Hill Farms, an invitation only luxury lodge and golf property near Chicago (Benefits: Bunker Hill Charities)  Seven days in a stunning six bedroom house with private chef and valet in Montego Bay (Benefits: One Love Learning) If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out, would love to work together not just now but in the future too! Thank you for the consideration! Best, Adora Mack | Marketing Assistant Charitybuzz, 437 Fifth Avenue , 11th floor, New York , NY 10016   office: 646-998-6195  
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The State of our Public Health care System (medicare)

by Mc Gill Professor Dr. Isabelle Leblanc - Isabelle Leblanc heads Quebec 's Physicians for Public Health Care.(MQRP) She is a professor in family medicine at Mc Gill University and an ardent advocate for a fair, open and public health care system. She holds an M.A. degree in Anthropology and a doctorate in medicine from the University of Ottawa . She will speak about the threats to the accessibility and equity of Quebec 's Public Health Care System and how the recent changes are setting up the stage for a privatization of our medical and health care system in general. Her talk will be followed by a period of discussion & exchange  Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 . Place: Concordia University , School of Community & Public Affairs, 2149 Mckay St (between Sherbrooke & De Maisonneuve Blvd.) metro Guy-Concordia Time: 7.00 p.m. sharp   N. B. We usually meet second Tuesday of each month, to tackle a different political issue, at Concordia University , same time, same place. For further information, please call the founder & coordinator of the group, Nadia Alexan, at tel. (514) 846-0644, or e-mail: nadia.alexan@videotron.ca  (sponsored by the Concordia's Student Association) 6.02.16

Mariana Trench: Megalodon,

Last week, sea explorers discovered hydrothermal vents and new species of sea life thriving seven miles below the surface in the Mariana Trench. Incredibly, NY Times best-selling author Steve Alten predicted this discovery 20 years ago in his first novel, MEG, a fictional thriller about Megalodon, a 70-foot, 50-ton prehistoric Great White shark. Could Megalodon, the most fearsome predator ever to have existed, still be alive? Steve Alten thinks it's possible, making him a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him. Thank you. Leigh Malone, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com (281) 333-3507 Phone   (832) 569-5539 Fax 6.02.16

 The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance

Plattsburgh , NY 6/1/2016 – The Adirondack Coast Cultural Alliance (ACCA) again celebrates Museum Days throughout the Adirondack Coast from June 4-5, 2016 , inviting visitors and residents to explore the area's wealth of museums, galleries, and cultural organizations. For these two days, participating locations will offer free admission, including demonstrations, exhibits, hands-on activities, and more. For More Information Contact: Melissa Peck 518.561.0340  coordinator@adkcoastcultural.org 6.02.16

Looking ahead to June 19th, Father’s Day

Looking ahead to June 19th, Father’s Day, Arbonne has put together a collection with the guy in mind. Please see below for product information and let us know if you require high res images or additional information. Please let us know if you would like product for sample. Thank you. Best regards,  Veronica... Move over gal skin care products. Today’s medicine cabinet is increasingly becoming two zones when it comes to skin care hers and HIS!  Whether it's male baby boomers hoping to overcome signs of aging or millenials using that daily dab of moisturized sunscreen, men's grooming has gone mainstream bigtime. Male skin care is one of the beauty industry's fastest-growing sectors, with more men adopting a grooming regimen, alongside exercise and eating right, as a component of healthy living. Guys like to see ‘for men” on labels and male-female product differences go skin deeper than packaging. Arbonne is right on trend with the botanically-based RE9 Advanced® for Men Collection that addresses the unique needs of men’s skin. Created with a man in mind, the products are multifunctional, convenient to use and developed with the latest technologies. The products are lightweight and fast-absorbing so they go on quickly and comfortably with no heavy, sticky residue. They provide benefits that can be felt immediately — from refreshingly smooth, clean skin, to youthful-looking results that can be achieved with consistent use. With anti-aging ingredients built into these formulas, these products are designed to deliver results. The RE9 Advanced for Men collection includes:   ■ Micro-Exfoliating Cleanser    Shave Cream    After-Shave Soothing Lotion   Anti-Aging Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15    Eye Repair Cream    For full details about the RE9 Advanced for Men Collection please click here for the Product Focus Guide. Veronica Puistonen , Jesson + Company Communications Inc. 77 Bloor St. W. Suite 1200 Toronto , On M5S 1M2 www.jessonco.com P: 416 323-7828  F: 416-923 0226  www.jessonco.com 5.31.16

The Better Bungee™Launches A Safer, Stronger Environmentally safe Bungee for All Applications

US Made Bungee is Ultra-Lightweight, Stronger and More Versatile

May 2016- Zionsville, PA – The Better Bungee™ is excited to launch the most durable, top-of-the-line tie downs to fit every application; cargo control, ATV, Camping / Outdoor adventures, Motor Cycles, Boating, water sports, to mention a few.  The Better Bungee™ products are made to withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions, are resistant to oil, diesel fuel, salt water and most household chemicals.  Made in the USA of a new high tech material; that will not crack, break or become brittle and is virtually weightless, allowing The Better Bungee to safely stretch twice its original length but still retain its stretch.  Available on Amazon.com, Gemplers.com, Imperial Supply and Grainger.com. The variety of straps, cords, ropes, lengths, colors and accessories make this product one of a kind.  www.thebetterbungee.com  Deb Dershem, President of The Better Bungee™ "We are excited to launch the Better Bungee into the US with a high-tech environmentally friendly material that is safer and stronger and lighter in weight.  It is the BETTER option now on the market for any rubber or shock cord applications." The Better Bungee™ Product Offerings: The Better Bungee™ heavy duty Strap is available with galvanized, stainless and over-molded nylon ends available in lengths of 12", 18", 24", and 36".  This product stretches to twice its length.  The super strong nylon ends are molded into the material to create a one-piece strap.  The ends will not pull out and are super strong and non-marring. The Better Bungee™ Cord is a medium duty one-piece cord with over-molded super strong non-marring ends and is available in lengths of 12", 18", 24".  This product stretches to twice its length. The Synch™ Cord is medium duty; has a loop on one end and an over-molded super strong non-marring end on the other.  It is available in 30" and is perfect for applications where 2 hooks just won't work.  It can make an anchor point easily by wrapping the cord around a bar or through a hole; then put the hook through the loop, pull tight then secure the hook end.   It makes a superior storage organizer for cords, rope and hoses!  Also great for holding things tight against a garage wall. The Slotted Strap is versatile and heavy duty, will adjust from lengths of 12" to 36" and has either 2 over-molded super strong non-marring nylon ends or two galvanized hooks.  It can be used as an all in one tie down or for storage and organization.  This product is extremely versatile! When you can only have one this is for you! The Better Bungee™, Build A Bungee™ kit comes with rope or strap.  This is the answer to any custom bungee cord needs.  Rope is available in 2 sizes: 1/4" or 5/16" and non-marring adjustable hook ends for building customized bungee cords.  Add our super strong O-ring to create custom cargo. The Better Bungee™ rope and strap is a great replacement for shock cord.  It can be used to customize just about anything- tarp tie downs, shock cord on canoes, kayaks, covers for trucks, the uses are endless.  The rope material is available in reels of 50 feet and in diameters of 5/16" and 1/4".  The strap material is 5/32 x 3/4" and available in reels of 50 feet.  Larger or smaller rolls are available in bulk packages. For more information or to setup an interview with The Better Bungee™ contact Dawn Ryden dawn@3dmkg.com or visit www.thebetterbungee.com. About The Better Bungee™ Launched in 2016, The Better Bungee™ is the creator of superior bungees and tie down systems.  They are the only company in the industry to use the Betterthane 8000™ to manufacture all of their products.  Superior design and manufacturing practices allow us to sell our products at a price point that is economically feasible for all people. The versatility, environmentally friendly, safety and durability of this product are what set it apart from other bungee product lines.  www.thebetterbungee.com  Available in the US and Canada . Dawn Ryden 3D Sales and Marketing, LLC 512.294.6218    II   dawn@3dmkg.com  II   www.3DMKG.co 5.31.16

The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau

Plattsburgh, NY– 5/31/2016 – The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, is excited to announce the return of the #AdirondackCoastChair, which will travel throughout the area to various attractions and events from now until October. The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau will use social networking sites, like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to promote the chair's location from week to week, encouraging visitors to take pictures in the chair and post them on social media. The goal is for the chair to help increase traffic to the Adirondack Coast 's social networking sites, while promoting local attractions and events. Participants are urged to follow the Adirondack Coast on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter so the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau can see the #AdirondackCoastChair photos. 5.31.16

Fashion photographer Hamza Mejri launches his first design collection

If you would like to attend the launch of the new clothing line, BRONZE, please contact Rami M’rad. To interview Hamza Mejri please hit reply to be put in direct contact with BRONZE Communication Manager: Rami M’rad (514) 431-4580 rami.mrad@bronzefashion.com   For his first ready-to-wear collection, long time fashion photographer Hamza Mejri has selected quality materials to illustrate the different cultural and temporal origins that have always inspired him. His brand builds on the idea of universal elegance by perfectly blending classic and modern designs with carefully selected fabrics, “I love creating high-quality day and evening clothing, elegant and adapted to the everyday lives of women and men who want to feel good about themselves.” Mejris’ latest photo exhibit, Abstract Fashion, will precede the show. Press release below including video clips, pdf attached Press release source: Hamza Mejri 5.27.16

Ontario ’s summer tourism season

With the unofficial start to Ontario ’s summer tourism season being kicked off on Victoria Day long weekend, I was wondering if you’d like to speak with John Kinney, president of Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours in Niagara-on-the-Lake, to hear his tourism forecast for the next few months. The low Canadian dollar is expected to play a significant part in Niagara ’s tourism picture, drawing more American visitors across the border to realize great value on their vacation spending and keeping more Canadians at home for staycations. Last summer, Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours experienced its strongest season since 2009, when changes to U.S. passport requirements had a significant impact on American travel to destinations across Canada . The upswing was fuelled by a combination of great weather and a low Canadian dollar. Whirlpool is celebrating its 25th season taking passengers for thrilling white water rides from the mouth of the Niagara River in Niagara-on-the-Lake, through the Class 5 Devil’s Hole Rapids and to just below the incredibly powerful Niagara Whirlpool. The mild winter and early spring allowed Whirlpool to launch its fleet of eight 50-passenger jet boats at the beginning of April, setting a new record for its earliest start. Whirlpool Jet Boat Tours has a sister company, Niagara Sunset Cruises, that offers tours aboard the Niagara Belle — a fully restored New Orleans-style paddle wheeler — for those who’d prefer to take in the fantastic sights of the Niagara River at a slower pace.  If you’d like to speak to John about travel and tourism in Niagara this season, I’d be glad to make arrangements. Thank you,  Erika Navarro, Communications Coordinator, 63 Church Street, Suite 203  |  St. Catharines , ON , Canada  | L2R 3C4  Main: 905.682.7203 ext. 221  Direct: 905.346.1230  F: 905.682.7481 E: enavarro@enterprisecanada.com  W: www.enterprisecanada.com 5.27.16

NDG Food Depot's Market Launch Party

I hope you'll be able to join us for the NDG Food Depot's Market Launch Party. This year, we'll be kicking off the summer season of our non-profit local farmer's market with Culitiver Montreal, a city-wide celebration of urban agriculture. In addition to fruits and vegetables, there will be farmers selling organic seedlings and growing products, entertainment and kids' activities. Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions. Nicolas, NDG Food Depot's Good Food Market Launches its Summer Season with a Cultiver NDG Party on Friday, May 27th at 1:30pm . 5.26.16

Hospitality Training at Champlain Valley

Plattsburgh , NY – 5/25/2016 – On Wednesday, May 25th the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau hosted the sixth annual Hospitality Training at Champlain Valley Transportation Museum & Kids' Station from 10:30am to 1:00pm . Over 50 front desk associates from local hotels, campgrounds, and marinas met with representatives from over 25 regional attractions to discuss the diverse recreational opportunities our area presents to visitors. Alyssa Senecal, Group Marketing Specialist for the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, said, "Front line associates are usually the first point of contact for visitors.  For that reason, it's important they're armed with up-to-date information on things to do in the area. This type of training provides first-hand knowledge to front desk staff, ultimately translating into a better visitor experience, which everyone benefits from." 5.25.16

Gary W. Moore's new book

Gary W. Moore's new book, The Final Service, is a faith-based story scheduled for major motion picture production, adding to the popular trend of faith-based films. His book (based on true events) deals with father-daughter conflict, questioning the value of prayer, understanding, forgiveness, love, faith and resolution. The book also shows how Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is often not diagnosed and the effect it can have on military families and veterans. We would be happy to send you a complimentary review copy of the book. Gary W. Moore is available for interviews. Contact me at 903-654-0938 or reply to this email. Thank you. Helen Cook PrimeStar Publicity & Public Relations   903-654-0938 Helen.Cook@PrimeStarPublicity.com   www.PrimeStarPublicity.com 5.23.16

Publishing The Montreal Tribune magazine

Good to hear back from you. Slight change in plans...I was planning on sending you a long email with the details that would help you see how working together to create The Montreal Tribune magazine could make a lot of sense. After speaking with our CEO, Larry Genkin, he suggested that I instead send you a video he has recently created that will allow you to more quickly get the download on what I was going to send you, but with visuals and examples so you can really appreciate. Take a quick watch and let me know your thoughts about working together....here'a the link to Larry's video -- bit.ly/websitemonetization Kim Norkett Co-Founder Of Eleven Media 941-256-0114 USA 0792044281 EUROPE Skype: kim.norkett www.ofelevenmedia.com  5.22.16

Mother's Day couldn't last forever!

Mother's Day couldn't last forever! With summer right around the corner, the kids will be home and the constant battle to keep them occupied and out of trouble begins. It may be easy to get families to keep the peace on mom's special day, but how do they manage to handle conflict during the other 364 days of the year? Enter Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking, by Amir Kfir, PhD and Montreal-based Stephen Hecht, MBA. A simple and effective conflict resolution model that anyone from a child to a CEO can understand and use, Nonflict closely examines the concept of co-creating as a resolution to daily experiences with conflict. Broken into three steps — 1. understand yourself and your partner, 2. understand your shared reality, and 3. co-create — this revolutionary, internationally, award-winning model is already being taught in universities around the world and to hundreds of thousands of individuals on both personal and global levels. I thought you may be interested in learning more about Nonflict and that your audience would find the concepts particularly applicable to their own lives. Would you be interested in receiving a review copy or setting up a time to speak with Dr. Kfir and/or Hecht? I've included their full bios below as well. Thank you in advance for your consideration! I look forward to hearing your thoughts, Martin.  Best, Samantha Mueller  SMITH PUBLICITY, INC.
samantha.mueller@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x319  Dr. Amir Kfir is an organizational psychologist with Amirror, co-founder of Million Peacemakers, creator of The Nonflict Way, and has facilitated Peace Action Forums globally, including Israeli-Arab, Arab-American, Greek-Turkish, Armenian-Turkish, and Jewish-Muslim forums. For over 25 years, Dr. Kfir has been helping companies worldwide in organizational transformation and has been a leader in the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and Peace Action Network (PAN) forum methodology process.  Stephen Hecht, President and Chief Executive Peacemaker of Million Peacemakers, is the winner of numerous national, international, business and community awards and is a leader in YPO. With over 30 years in private and public businesses, divorce, re-marriage, kids and step-kids, Hecht has experienced many conflicts and shares some of the lessons learned from his own journey and some from the triumphs of the many he has helped. He has an MBA from the
Ivey Business School at Western University .  For more information, visit www.nonflict.org or www.millionpeacemakers.org and connect with the authors on Twitter and Facebook.  Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking is currently available on Amazon and through all major booksellers and internationally.  5.22.16

Did you watch the video yet?

I was wondering if you had a chance to watch the video I sent yesterday...I'm curious to get your thoughts/reaction. Here's the link again just in case --- bit.ly/websitemonetization.   Kim Norkett   Co-Founder  Of Eleven Media  941-256-0114 USA    0792044281 EUROPE    Skype: kim.norkett  www.ofelevenmedia.com  5.22.16

Women agree; the one thing they never seem to get enough

Women agree; the one thing they never seem to get enough of and desperately need is the chance to calm their thoughts, de-stress, and simply be... Marci Shimoff, NY Times bestselling author of Happy For No Reason, has the answer! Her newly-released Inkspirations for Women is a beautiful adult coloring book with designs lovely enough to frame and filled with inspiring quotes – the second in the coloring book series for adults by the same people who gave us the original hit series,  Chicken Soup for the Soul!  We would be happy to send you a copy of Inkspirations in consideration of a review or interview. Marci Shimoff makes a great guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her, or if you would like a review copy of her book please provide a mailing address. Thank you.
Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher, 3201 SW 15 Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 212 kim.weiss@hcibooks.com  www.hcibooks.com/trade 5.22.16

It's time for businesses to start revamping

With June right around the corner, it's time for businesses to start revamping their internal communications process. June is Effective Communications Awareness Month, which aims to educate and promote healthier work environments across the nation. One of the most obvious sources of miscommunication is conflict; so how can businesses combat this common challenge? Enter Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking, by Amir Kfir, PhD and Montreal-based Stephen Hecht, MBA. A simple and effective conflict resolution model that anyone from a child to a CEO can understand and use, Nonflict closely examines the concept of co-creating as a resolution to daily experiences with conflict. Broken into three steps — 1. understand yourself and your partner, 2. understand your shared reality, and 3. co-create — this revolutionary, internationally, award-winning model is already being taught in universities around the world and to hundreds of thousands of individuals on both personal and global levels. I thought you may be interested in learning more about Nonflict and that your audience would find the concepts particularly applicable to their own work environments. Would you be interested in receiving a review copy or setting up a time to speak with Dr. Kfir and/or Hecht? I've included their full bios below as well. Thank you in advance for your consideration! I look forward to hearing your thoughts, Anshari. Best,  Marissa Madill SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. marissa@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x314 Dr. Amir Kfir is an organizational psychologist with Amirror, co-founder of Million Peacemakers, creator of The Nonflict Way, and has facilitated Peace Action Forums globally, including Israeli-Arab, Arab-American, Greek-Turkish, Armenian-Turkish, and Jewish-Muslim forums. For over 25 years, Dr. Kfir has been helping companies worldwide in organizational transformation and has been a leader in the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and Peace Action Network (PAN) forum methodology process. Stephen Hecht, President and Chief Executive Peacemaker of Million Peacemakers, is the winner of numerous national, international, business and community awards and is a leader in YPO. With over 30 years in private and public businesses, divorce, re-marriage, kids and step-kids, Hecht has experienced many conflicts and shares some of the lessons learned from his own journey and some from the triumphs of the many he has helped. He has an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University . For more information, visit www.nonflict.org or www.millionpeacemakers.org and connect with the authors on Twitter and Facebook. Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking is currently available on Amazon and through all major booksellers and internationally. --How to Launch, Build, and Grow a Successful Online Business in Today¹s Overly Saturated Marketplace  -- Entrepreneur provides multi-step formula to building a viable online business. 5.22.16

Camping sites

Hope you’re well. I thought this might interest you and your audience.  Across the country, Canadians will be heading to camp sites, specially this long weekend. Mark Bingemans offers advice on making camping trips easier.  Interview with Bingemans available. Cheers, Erika Navarro
Communications Coordinator  63 Church Street, Suite 203
 |  St. Catharines , ON , Canada  | L2R 3C4  Main: 905.682.7203 ext. 221  Direct: 905.346.1230  F: 905.682.7481 E: enavarro@enterprisecanada.com W: www.enterprisecanada.com  5.22.16

Jason Statham and Fan Bingbing

Get ready to be terrified... Jason Statham and Fan Bingbing have been picked to star in a new monster shark movie from Warner Brothers that will be directed by Jon Turtletaub of National Treasure fame. Based on the hit series MEG by author Steve Alten, this 70-foot, 50-ton Megalodon, capable of devouring an elephant whole, has been lured out of its natural habitat beneath the unexplored deep waters of the Mariana Trench. It's hungry, and there's no telling which ocean it now calls home. Steve Alten makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him. Thank you. Leigh Malone Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549  news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com (281) 333-3507 Phone   (832) 569-5539 Fax 5.22.16

Plattsburgh Downtown Association (PDA)

Plattsburgh , NY 5/18/2016 –The Plattsburgh Downtown Association (PDA) kicks off summertime celebrations with Destination Downtown, taking place on Sunday May 22nd from 11am to 4pm , coinciding with Patriots Day weekend in Quebec and Memorial Day in Ontario . This event encourages local shops and restaurants to offer special discounts, live music and other exciting experiences throughout the day, giving visitors and locals an added reason to explore Plattsburgh 's vibrant downtown. 6.19.16

$2.1 million to the local economy

Plattsburgh, NY – 5/17/2016 – Bringing in $2.1 million to the local economy last year, it's no wonder the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau andthe City of Plattsburgh are again partnering to host six pro bass fishing tournaments this summer. Not to mention, Bassmaster Magazine did name Lake Champlain one of the top 100 best bass fishing lakes in the United States, attracting roughly 2,000 anglers from around the globe. 6.19.16

Legend Boats Factory Store in Montreal

Last month we sent out a press release announcing the opening of our Legend Boats Factory Store in Montreal .  We are excited and looking forward to partnering up with media in Montreal and developing long term relationships throughout the years.  I am asking to those who have shared the news, please send me the link to the story or post so that we can share. On another note, I am still missing media kits from some of you. If you have any questions regarding setting up interviews or need information regarding the new Legend Boats Factory Store in Montreal, please feel free to reach out. Thank you, Maurice Beland, Marketing Director, mbeland@legendboats.com | Direct: +1 (705) 866-2821 ext.248 Toll Free: 1-800-461-4050 | LegendBoats.com | Facebook 6.19.16

The Lyric Theatre Singers

Please see the following press release regarding the upcoming annual Broadway revue presented by The Lyric Theatre Singers, from June 16-18 at the DB Clarke Auditorium. There are links to downloadable photos and videos in the body of the release. Please direct all interview requests to me. Thank you, Barbara 5.19.16

Legend Boats
Legend Boats is one of Canada 's largest boat companies and one of the fastest growing boat brands on the market.  We are excited to announce that we are in the process of acquiring land and a retail facility in the city of Ste. Marthe Sur Le Lac , Quebec and the opening of our third Company owned and operated retail store: Legend Boats - Montreal . The site was previously home to one of Legend Boats' most successful dealer operated locations in Canada and boasts over 20,000 square feet of showroom and office space as well as a fully equipped parts and service department. The Company is looking forward to completing the transaction by May, 2016 and to be opened in time for the summer boating season. Please find the entire Press Release in English and French by clicking here. http://blog.legendboats.com/legend-boats-montreal-factory-store-opens-its-doors-this-summer Thank you for sharing the news,
Maurice Beland, Marketing Director, mbeland@legendboats.com | Direct: +1 (705) 866-2821 ext.248 Toll Free: 1-800-461-4050 | LegendBoats.com | Facebook 6.19.16

Father's Day

I wanted to pass along some information about a few of our clients that would be a great fit for any upcoming Father's Day stories you might be working on.  If you are interested in seeing samples or learning more about any of these products please let me know! --Janie 5.19.16

New Book By "Shark Tank" Winner

The Five Hour Workday - Launching Nationwide July 2016

"Stephan has done an amazing job growing Tower into a dominant industry force. He is one of my best Shark Tank investments." – Mark Cuban, billionaire entrepreneur   Henry Ford had every right to maintain the 10-16 hour workday that was common over 100 years ago, and pocket the financial gains of a new productivity called the "assembly line." But where other capitalists saw a path to greater profits, Ford had a much grander vision. Ford took a gamble that would change the world as we know it: he doubled his workers' wages, and more importantly, he gave them their time back. He reduced the workday to eight hours, and shared the fruits of this new productivity, in both money and time. Fast-forward a century. The eight-hour workday is now outdated and irrelevant. Today's knowledge workers have the power to be massively more productive, but also to waste an extraordinary amount of time. The reality is these workers are only doing 2-3 hours of real work a day, yet clock 9.4 on average. Widely available productivity tools are not being used. Switching to a five-hour workday empowers and incentivizes employees to use these tools and work at a more intense pace. The Five-Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness (July 2016) by Stephan Aarstol is about one company that simply asked why. A company that had the courage to try an experiment, toward re-inventing a more sensible, productive, and healthy workday for the knowledge workers of today. A company that switched to a five-hour workday, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. , and found that it changed everything for the better. As a result, that company – Tower Paddle Boards –  is now one of the fastest-growing companies in the nation and is backed by billionaire entrepreneur, Mark Cuban, who initially invested in Tower during Aarstol's now infamous appearance on ABC's Shark Tank. In The Five-Hour Workday, Aarstol, company founder and CEO, explains how his company's experiment has changed both his business and his workers' lives for the better, and why it has the potential to do so for our entire society. "With our five-hour workday, we've created a workweek better than most people's vacation weeks," says Aarstol. "It improves work/life balance not just incrementally, but by ten-fold. Imagine 8-10 hours of free time every weekday. Time for kids, friends, family, and pursuing passions. It's game changing."   In The Five-Hour Workday, you'll learn: Why a five-hour workday makes sense for the type of work we do today How it makes businesses insanely productive and profitable  Why it makes employees happier, healthier, more productive, and more loyal  Why businesses who implement this will attract the most talented minds in the world (and retain them)  How you can test it at your company, as a temporary and risk-free experiment   And most importantly, you'll learn how reducing your workday will transform your own business, and your own life, into something better than you ever imagined possible.  "The five-hour workday betters the life of myself, and my staff," adds Aarstol. "If I show the world, through this book, what my company is doing, it's possible we can positively affect the quality of life of thousands, or hundreds of thousands, or even millions of people. It is possible to completely rethink how we work." The Five-Hour Workday is scheduled to be released nationwide July 2016. Review copies of the book will be available in early June. Please contact me to get on the list to receive one and I will make sure a copy is sent to you immediately as soon as they are available. If you'd like to schedule an interview with Stephan or request a byline article fro m him, he has immediate availability between now and the publication of the book this summer. Full bio and links are below. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum, 856-489-8654 x302, erin@smithpublicity.com  About Stephan Aarstol:  Stephan Aarstol is the CEO and founder of Tower Paddle Boards, an online, manufacturer-direct brand in the stand up paddle boarding industry. With a three-year growth rate of 1,853 percent, Tower was named the Fastest Growing Company in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal, and was featured in the Inc.'s 2015 500 List of America's Fastest Growing Companies. 5.17.16

Sunday Morning Family Tree Workshop

Montreal, May 12, 2016– JGS of Montreal will hold its popular Sunday Morning Family Tree workshop on Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Jewish Public Library, 5151 Côte Ste-Catherine Road, Montreal. No charge. Everyone welcome to attend. For more information visit www.jgs-montreal.org or call the JGS of Montreal 24-hour Hotline at (514) 484-0969. This workshop is an opportunity for beginners to get “one-on-one” help with family history questions. Jewish family history does not have to be a mystery. We all leave a paper trail that can unravel the story of our families for many generations, across the ocean and into the smallest of “shtetls.” Join with other Montrealers in the fascinating quest for your roots.

Have you ever felt as if there’s too much going on?  Not enough hours in the day?  Can’t seem to find the time between the kids, work and other commitments? How do the most successful people – those who have even more on their plates than most of us – manage to conquer the world and do it all with ease?

After studying and coaching top performers for more than 30 years, Steve Siebold, author of 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of The World Class, and a psychological performance and mental toughness coach, says it comes down to 10 ways of taking on life and managing time:

1.      Keep things in perspective: “Most people crack under pressure because they lose their perspective. Their fear of losing overwhelms them to the point of physical, emotional and spiritual breakdowns,” Siebold says. “List the three events that cause you the most stress on a regular basis, and ask yourself what you need to do to put these things into proper perspective, to reduce or eliminate the stress.”

2.      Compartmentalize: “Most people get bogged down in the details of every little problem, yet some people are able to manage multiple problems and maintain emotional control while solving them individually,” Siebold says.  “This is called compartmentalization.  Commit to compartmentalizing your problems by focusing exclusively on one problem at a time. While most people multi-task, the great ones focus.”

3.      Escape excessive cognition: “The enemy of creativity and clarity is excessive cognition, or having too many thoughts to process at the same time. Cognitive overload is a major problem for many of us,” Siebold says.  “Schedule some time to get away and be alone with your thoughts. Investing in solitude will keep the mind rested, fresh and able to focus. The simple greatest asset you can give yourself is the ability to think with a clear mind.”

4.      Master Follow Up: “Most people over-promise and under-deliver.  It’s not that they don’t have good intentions, they become forgetful trying to balance too many things at once,” Siebold says.  “Keep a pen and paper with you at all times or make a note on your Smartphone to do the things you say you are going to do.  Follow through inspires confidence and fosters trust.”

5.      Don’t be addicted to the approval of other people: “A lot of people value the opinions of other people over their own. It’s conformity at all costs and zaps all of your energy,” Siebold says.  “Next time you wonder ‘what if’ people don’t agree with you or won’t like you, reframe the question to ‘so what if’ they don’t? What’s really the worst thing that will happen?”

6.      Learn to say ‘No:’ “If you’re a ‘yes’ person and always agree to help with additional favors, projects and other requests for your time, it’s taking away from other things you could be doing,” Siebold says.  “It’s great to help others, but it’s also perfectly acceptable to say ‘no’ from time to time. People aren’t going to dislike you or stop being your friend because you say no. Time is your most valuable resource.”

7.      Develop a world-class work ethic in all you do: “When it comes to getting results, most people manage to produce average results and do just enough to get by.  They’re worried about time, but the reality is they have more time than they realize if they cutout meaningless activities like watching TV and playing on Facebook,” Siebold says.  “Whether it’s your career, a personal relationship or anything else, develop a world-class work ethic of GSD (Get Stuff Done) and watch your productivity and results go through the roof.”

8.      Be future oriented: “Most people dream of the good ole’ days and never get anything done. The only thing significant about the past is how it affects us in the present and future,” Siebold says.  “Stop looking in the rearview mirror wishing things were different.  Don’t play the victim game. Be focused on ‘living in the now.’  Focus exclusively on the present and future.”

9.      Develop a sense of urgency: “Most people operate like there is an endless amount of time in a day, week, month year and life, and constantly procrastinate,” Siebold says.  “To be more productive, you need to be more sensitive to time.  Life is short. Go after things with a sense of urgency and learn to think about life as if there’s no tomorrow.”

10.   Become a problem solver: “People who manage to do it all are focused on solving problems. They aren’t worried about being recognized or given credit for what they accomplish.” Siebold says.  “Drop your ego and reach out for help when you have too much on your plate.  Learn to delegate. You’re human, after all, and there’s no shame in turning to others for help.”  Would you be interested in speaking to Steve?  If so, I’m happy to set that up. Or, feel free to use his tips with proper attribution. www.mentaltoughnesssecrets.com    Thanks!    Alex Smith, 954-821-3434  alex@serbinmedia.com  5.17.16

A very successful online magazine

I don't know if you've ever considered this, but I believe you have everything in place needed to publish a very successful online magazine. If our companies were to work together using our state-of-the-art technology and publishing resources, I believe we can create something that your readers will love, will earn you a lot of money and will serve as force-multiplier for every other part of your business. If I sent over some details would you take 5 minutes to review/consider?  Kim Norkett, Co-Founder, Of Eleven Media, 941-256-0114 USA   0792044281 EUROPE    Skype: kim.norkett  www.ofelevenmedia.com   Of Eleven Media 7583 Seashell Crest La Lake Worth , Florida 33467 United States (610) 879-8828 5.16.18

Greetings from Hasbrouck Heights , NJ !

I'm just writing to ask for your opinion on something. I'm submitting my new album 'Whisper Truth to Power' to radio stations and the stations always like to know who you sound like. The thing is, I find it quite hard to answer that as I don't really try to sound like anyone in particular, and so I find it difficult to make that judgement. In any case, I probably don't sound anything like who I think I sound like! So, I'd like to ask who in your opinion does Sonanaut sound like? If you could give me 2 or 3 artists that would be really helpful. Thanks so much ...Have a great weekend!, -Simon, www.ofelevenmedia.com 5.13.16

I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of The Remnant

I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of The Remnant for consideration of a pre-publication review, possibly to be included on the cover or inside. By award-winning author Monte Wolverton, it's a chilling and thought-provoking novel about a dystopian future. Take a look at the press release below and let me know if I may send you a PDF proof.  I look forward to hearing from you; thank you!  Caroline Jones, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax   news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 5.13.16

Juliana Macintyre

I hope you're well! I wanted to send a quick note to follow up with recent information I sent you about the upcoming release (May 2016) from Juliana Macintyre, pen name for best-selling author Marissa Stapley, It's All True. If you have not yet received a complimentary digital review copy and would like to, please let me know! We'd be happy to send one your way. It's All True is set against the sexy backdrop of Southern Cuba and follows the young Thalia Vandergruen as she searches for her true identity with the help of trusted clairvoyant, Sofi. Thalia finds herself colliding with an unexpected culture, steamy love interest, and mysterious past. Will she be able to escape her life of invisible chains to become who she is truly meant to be? The page-turner has all that you'd expect from a juicy summer romance – fun characters, adventure, and sex scenes – but what sets it apart is the author's signature smart bent and social conscience. More information below. Again, please let me know if you'd like a copy! Thanks as always, Jennifer Tucker 856.489.8654 ext. 303  jennifer@smithpublicity.com  5.13.16

Bestselling author Jeffrey Stephens

Bestselling author Jeffrey Stephens is scheduling interviews in your area to coincide with the recent release of his riveting new book, Rogue Mission. Jeffrey makes an intriguing TV and radio guest, as seen in many TV interviews at his website: http://www.jeffreystephens.com/appearances/tv-appearances, and audiences seem to really enjoy his shows. Please let me know if we can book him on your show and what dates you would have available. We would also like to send you a complimentary copy of Rogue Mission —the latest in the deadly exploits of lead protagonist Jordan Sandor — in consideration of a review that may be printed inside or on the book cover. For more information on Jeffrey's latest thriller, hailed by NY Times bestselling novelist Robert K. Tanenbaum as "... A taut, well-paced thriller with action that begins on the first page and does not let up until the last," please see the press release below. Thank you. Mandy Dopp, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax 832.891.3524 Cell mdopp@ascotmediagroup.com    www.ascotmedia.com 5.07.16

Black Fly offers quality Canadian spirit beverages

Black Fly offers quality Canadian spirit beverages in unique bottles and green packaging.  They have more than 13 mixed spirit drinks for sale across the country.   Located in London Ontario , Black Fly Beverages would be happy to provide you with samples for review or giveaway packs. Please let me know if you’re interested.  Photos and interview available. Cheers, Erika Navarro Communications Coordinator,  63 Church Street, Suite 203  |  St. Catharines , ON , Canada  | L2R 3C4  Main: 905.682.7203 ext. 221  Direct: 905.346.1230  F: 905.682.7481 E: enavarro@enterprisecanada.com
W: www.enterprisecanada.com 5.07.16

Hosting a giveaway in conjunction with Armor All

I am reaching out to see if you would be interested in hosting a giveaway in conjunction with Armor All.  For more than 50 years, Armor All has helped people keep their cars and trucks looking like they just rolled off the showroom floor. Armor All offers products for easy and effective car cleaning — not just the body but also the wheels, tires, dashboard, seats and interior trim.   Amor All products make great gifts for any occasion! Available Armor All giveaway packages include:   Armor All 8pc Starter Cleaning Kit (Retail value$19.99, exclusive to Canadian Tire)  •      Protectant Pump 118ml   •      Multipurpose Cleaner 118ml  •      Glass Cleaner 118ml  •      Tire Shine 118ml   •      Extreme Rim Cleaner 118ml  •      Ultra Shine Wash & Wax 473ml  •      Bonus: Sponge and Towel   Armor All Tire & Rim Kit (Retail value $18.92, Wal-Mart and Canadian Tire)   •      Armor All Quicksilver Brake Dust Repellent 311g  •      Armor All Extreme Rim Cleaner 710ml  •      Armor All Extreme Tire Shine 650ml   •      Bonus: Cleaning Brush   Armor All 6pc Gift Box (Retail value $24.88, exclusive to Wal-Mart)   •      Ultra Shine Wash & Wax 473ml   •      Protectant 300ml   •      Tire Foam 567g  •      Glass Cleaner Spray 650ml   •      Multipurpose Cleaner 473ml   •      Bonus: Towel  Armor All Soft Caddy (Retail value $19.97, exclusive to Wal-Mart)  •      Cash Wash 715ml   •      Protectant Gel 591ml   •      Glass wipes 25 count  •      Multipurpose Cleaning Spray 473ml   •      Bonus: Sponge and Fabric storage caddy   If you’re interested in this giveaway, please send me your media kit, as well as shipping address and phone number. Feel free to share Amor All’s Get Your Shine on Contest with your audience! Anyone can enter for a chance to win a Mini Convertible or 1 of 500 Instant Win Prizes!  Cheers, Erika Navarro, Communications Coordinator, 63 Church Street, Suite 203  |  St. Catharines , ON , Canada  | L2R 3C4  Main: 905.682.7203 ext. 221  Direct: 905.346.1230  F: 905.682.7481 E: enavarro@enterprisecanada.com  W: www.enterprisecanada.com 5.07.16

Eric David Benari,

Eric David Benari, IT business expert and in-demand speaker, is on a mission to help give kids who are close to "aging out" in the foster-care system hope for the future. As the founder of Techie Youth, Benari and his team of experts provide free IT education to youth of employable age in the system, providing the tools to help them get a better start in life - instead of becoming a homeless statistic. Please read the following press release on the amazing work Benari and his team are doing. Thank you. More Media LLC Alvina Alston CEO & Chief Brand Strategist 201-618-7626 201-903-6599
Alvina@moremediahits.com
www.moremediahits.com 5.06.16

Rose and the Wish Thing

I would like to send a copy of Rose and the Wish Thing, a beautifully illustrated children's book by author, artist and illustrator, Caroline Magerl, in consideration of a review from you.  The author's own childhood story provides the backdrop for this magical tale of a lonely child whose wish for a new friend sets in motion the epic journey of a strange creature far away ─ looking for the same thing! A story sure to resonate with children and parents who have moved to strange and faraway places. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule a fascinating interview with Caroline Magerl, or send your postal address if you would like a copy of the book to review. Thank you. Anna Harding, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394 , Friendswood , TX 77549   281.333.3507 Phone   832-569-5539 Fax   news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 5.05.16

Just ask Scott Schober

As we know, anyone can get hacked – even a cyber security expert! Just ask Scott Schober, world-renowned cyber security expert who has been a featured guest on many top TV shows, and is the President and CEO of
Berkeley Varitronics Systems. His new book, Hacked Again, is a must read for anyone wanting to protect their business from cyber attacks or to preserve the security of their personal information. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Scott on a subject that affects us all and continues to increase daily. Thank you. Alvina Alston
CEO  More Media LLC 201-618-7626 201-903-6599 Alvina@moremediahits.com 5.06.16

Those who live with food restrictions

Those who live with food restrictions or choose to live a gluten free, low-glycemic, paleo lifestyle no longer have to miss out on the foods and tastes they love! with healthier food options from Snackin Free. Snackin' Free is quickly becoming a leader in creating foods that are not only gluten free but are free of grain, dairy, soy, peanuts, yeast, and artificial ingredients. Their delicious food creations fit the needs of people looking for foods that  fall into a low-glycemic, paleo and autoimmune protocol diet. Have you tried their products yet? If not, can we send some out to you to consider? Snackin' Free offers an array of delicious and nutritious foods including: paleo breads, tortillas, pizzas, protein bars, barbecue sauce and salad dressings, as well as cupcakes, cookies and various other baked goods, cereals and more all made in a completely dedicated facility by team members whose own dietary restrictions have made them devotees to the brand's quest for great taste with simplicity and honesty. Can we send you some samples to consider? Perhaps a sample of their breads, pizza crusts, dressings, protein bars, cookies or some other sweet treats? Snackin Free Founder and Head Chef, Laura Savinovich, turned to the Paleo lifestyle as a way to help with the fatigue, pain and weight gain associated with her Rheumatoid Arthritis. Finding relief through her new diet, but a lack of viable and delicious food options she decided to fill the niche herself, while sharing her knowledge and helping others succeed on their journeys towards better health while still being able to enjoy those foods they crave and love. What once started in her California kitchen, Savinovich has expanded into a successful and widely popular local bakery cafe in Murrietta, Ca and are now distributing products nationwide. Feel free to check out all of their amazingly delicious and nutritious products at www.snackinfree.com.  Nicki Thomas  Veteran PR P. 708-733-0728 E. nicki@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com 5/06.16

Get a Summer Shine on your Vehicle

A spring coat of wax is key to enhancing your car’s look - TORONTO , Ont. — It may not have been the coldest and snowiest of Canadian winters, but it was still winter. That means scraping ice off your car, driving on salty roads and long stretches where it just isn’t feasible — or at the very least comfortable — getting outside to wash your vehicle. But spring has sprung and the weather is getting nicer. It’s time to get out into the driveway and get your car or truck ready for the hot months. One of your first orders of business is washing the exterior and applying a new coat of wax. “There was a time when waxing your car was a necessity of preserving your paint job,” says Megan Currie from Armor All. “Today’s vehicles have a clear coat that protects the paint, but it is still necessary to get wax on your car for added protection and a beautiful shine that will make your car or truck look like new.” While the clear coat — a resin that shields a car’s paint job — adequately protects your car from the elements, it is prone to scratching, swirl marks and collecting dirt. Applying a coat of wax helps preserve and bolster the clear coat while resisting dirt, dust and water; a good wax will make the water bead and run off as well as enhance depth of colour and shine. Back in the day when wax was the protector of your paint, it was a time consuming and cumbersome process. Good news, recent innovations have made waxing a simple step that pays big dividends, with easy maintenance that will help your car sit protected and shiny in summer’s sun right through Labour Day. Here are some tips for waxing and maintaining your car and getting the best results. Wash your car thoroughly. Winter is tough on a vehicle. Give it a good scrub with a car wash and a sponge, ensuring you clean the salt off the undercarriage. Apply your wax. Whether using a paste, liquid cleaner or spray, you want something that is going to restore and enhance your car’s colour, giving it that showroom, high-gloss shine. To make the job easier on yourself, get an easy buffing wax that will not only remove old wax build up but can also be applied to a wet or dry vehicle — saving you the step of drying your car. Keep it shiny. Don’t just leave your newly waxed car to fend for itself against Mother Nature. A full wax after each car wash may not be necessary, but a spray wax is a quick and easy process to touch up faded areas or detail your whole car for a long-lasting shine. Maintain the look. Enhance the wax protection between washing and waxing with ease using a spray detailer that removes dirt residue and leaves behind a high-gloss shine in seconds. “Armor All car waxes can be used on wet or dry vehicles making it easier to apply the wax and saves you time by not having to dry the vehicle before you start waxing,” says Currie. “You can get great results in less time with less effort. They are so easy to use, and your car or truck will look brilliant in the crowd. If you haven’t thought of waxing your vehicle before, give it a try.” For more information, please visit armorall.ca. The new Armor All family of waxes is new and available exclusively at Canadian Tire.  Get all the latest updates by following Armor All Canada on Facebook. About Armor All: For more than 50 years, Armor All has helped people keep their cars and trucks looking like they just rolled off the showroom floor. We care how your vehicle looks, and have developed a full line of products to be a complete resource for every car and truck owner. Use Armor All for easy and effective car cleaning — not just the body but also the wheels, tires, dashboard, seats and interior trim. Our passion is to help you get excellent results so you have renewed pride in your ride with less effort. About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc: Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 2000 Index, is a global and diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, our Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, VARTA®, Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister®, Remington®, George Foreman®, Russell Hobbs®, Black+ Decker®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, IAMS®, Eukanuba®, Digest-eeze™, Healthy-Hide®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot®, Black Flag®, Liquid Fence®, Armor All®, STP® and A/C PRO®. Spectrum Brands Canada is based in Mississauga , ON . The Global Auto Care Division manages the Armor All® and STP® brands. Spectrum Brands Holdings, based in  Middleton , Wisconsin , generated net sales of approximately $4.69 billion in fiscal 2015, employs more than 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores. For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com.   For more information, please contact:   Erika Navarro  Communications Coordinator   63 Church Street, Suite 203 |  St. Catharines , ON , Canada  | L2R 3C4  Main: 905.682.7203 ext. 221  Direct: 905.346.1230  F: 905.682.7481 E: enavarro@enterprisecanada.com   W: www.enterprisecanada.com  5.04.16  

Subject: This machine will do for dinner what Keurigs did for your morning

Store bought tortillas are packed with preservatives and lack the authentic flavor of homemade tortillas. But thanks to flatev, there is no need to miss out on flavor, or sacrifice your time. flatev is a pod-based tortilla making machine that has opened up an array of options when it comes to Mexican cooking. You simply pop in a pod- the machine breaks it open, presses the dough, and cooks it. From there you can create whatever you want. And being about the size of an average coffee maker, flatev seamlessly fits into any kitchen. Some of the best aspects of a flatev include: - Wide variety of flavors: Corn & flour tortilla flavors ranging from savory to sweet to spicy. The recipe possibilities are endless! - Time saving: Made in under a minute, flatev is the perfect vehicle for easy entertaining. - Authenticity: The taste of Abuelita's tortillas, without the hassle.- Mess Free: No cook likes to clean up their mess, and with flatev- there is no mess.  - Versatility: Pods for roti will also be available, so you can explore Indian cooking as well. flatev is officially available for pre-order on Kickstarter, so if you would like to learn more, please contact me directly and visit bit.ly/flatevKS. Talk soon, Kate   Command Partners, 310 Arlington Ave Suite 304 , Charlotte , NC 28203 United States 5.04.16

Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption

I'm writing to offer you an advance copy of Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption [ July 26, 2016 , Greenleaf Book Group Press], the forthcoming guide from leadership development experts Shane Cragun and Kate Sweetman. With a combined 50 years of experience, Cragun and Sweetman have helped leaders, teams, and organizations around the globe increase performance dramatically. In Reinvention, they share their simple formula, common principles, and set of tools for individuals and organizations facing disruptive and radical change. Cragun and Sweetman are the leading global experts on the new competency of Reinvention — the ability to create 'quantum individual and organizational change accelerated.' "The ability to pivot quickly, profoundly, and effectively might be the most important core competency for individuals and organizations to acquire who hope to prosper in the new economy," says Cragun. "It's no longer enough to change when you have to. Leaders must change before they have to, and they must enable their organization to surf the incoming global shockwaves with intelligence, agility, strength, and command." "When they do, leaders and organizations can actually accelerate performance," adds Sweetman, who is also a blogger for HBR.org. "When they don't, they will no doubt begin down the path of irrelevance that ultimately leads to failure. It's vital that leaders understand that success in the age of disruption requires significant shifts in world views, approaches, skills and behaviors." Full of compelling and eclectic stories and cases from around the globe over the past 100 years to reinforce key learnings — from polar explorations, village microcredit innovations, defiance in the war on terror, all the way to global politics and big business — Reinvention is a must for the bookshelf of any C-suite executive, mid-level manager or individual looking to reinvent themselves and their career. Please let me know if you have any interest in receiving an advance review copy of Reinvention, Anshari -- paperback advance copies can be provided upon request, and the digital galley is currently available via NetGalley. Thank you for your consideration! With warm regards, Marissa Madill / SMITH Publicity, Inc. t: 856-489-8654 ext. 314 e: marissa@smithpublicity.com  About the Authors: Shane Cragun is a founding partner at SweetmanCragun, a global management consulting, training, and coaching firm. His passion is creating high performance excellence at the individual, team, organizational, and societal levels around the globe. Cragun has worked as an internal change agent within a Fortune 500 High Tech Firm, a line executive at FranklinCovey, and a global external management consultant. His projects have received prizes in the areas of leadership and change. He recently co-authored the Employee Engagement Mindset published by McGraw-Hill, has presented a TEDx talk in Silicon Valley , spoken at business conferences worldwide, and was featured in Open Computing magazine. Kate Sweetman is a founding partner at SweetmanCragun. Sweetman was listed as an Emerging Guru with Thinkers50, and is co-author of the bestselling business book, The Leadership Code published by Harvard Business Press. Her first-hand experience with world leaders, Fortune 100 organizations, and Asian multi-nationals provides a substantial foundation for insights that extend beyond borders. A former editor at Harvard Business Review, she has been published in HBR, Sloan Management Review, Boston Globe, and the Times of India, and has appeared on CNBC in the U.S. and India . She is also a coach and visiting lecturer at MIT's Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship. For more information, please visit www.sweetmancragun.com and connect with the authors on LinkedIn and Twitter. Reinvention: Accelerating Results in the Age of Disruption [Greenleaf Book Group Press, July 2016] is currently available for pre-order on Amazon and can be purchased from all major booksellers on July 26, 2016 . 5.03.16

She held you in her arms when you were a baby.

She held you in her arms when you were a baby. She took care of you when you didn’t feel well or had a rough day at school. She may even help care for your own kids these days.  What are the best ways to show mom your appreciation and thank her for all that she does this Mother’s Day?  Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert and founder and CEO of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers this advice to have the best Mother’s Day celebration.  -        It’s a Balancing Act: Plan well in advance for your mother, mother-in-law, aunts, grandmother, sister and wife. One option is to schedule your day by meals; spend brunch with mom, afternoon tea with your grandma and aunt, and dinner with your spouse.  Another option is to host an event like brunch to celebrate all the mother figures in your life. It’s about mom and no one else: You know your mother best, so customize this day to meet her needs and likes. Maybe her grandchildren put on a skit, bake and frost her favorite cake or enjoy afternoon tea together. Perhaps you clean mom’s house for her or take her to her favorite restaurant.  Just ensure you celebrate her unique style. Remember the mothers who live far away: If distance is an issue, plan a phone call or Skype chat. Make sure a beautiful order of fresh flowers and a special card reaches your loved ones before May 8, 2016    Customize that gift: Consider personalized gifts such as family photographs, framed letters or monogrammed bags. Personalized phone cases, photo printed mouse pads, and jewelry are all prime examples of thoughtful and customizable gift options. Whatever your budget, use creativity and your own personal flair to present a thoughtful gift. Remember all the inspirational women in your life: Mother’s day, especially in the U.S. , includes a celebration of all the inspirational women who’ve played a role in your life. This is the perfect day to say ‘thank you’ to these mentors, grandmothers, step-mothers, cousins, sisters, friends, aunts and in-laws with cards and small tokens of appreciation. Be culturally aware: Mother’s Day occurs on different dates worldwide and is celebrated with unique customs. Be aware of the traditions that have influenced your mother and other beloved matriarchs to ensure they are appreciated and celebrated. Be a great host: If you’re hosting a brunch or other get together, keep the group small enough that your guests will be able to mingle, feel appreciated, relaxed and happy.  Create your menu around your guest of honor’s favorites, but do ask attendees about any dietary restrictions ahead of time.  Decorate with your mother, wife, or grandmother’s favorite colors. Accent the party with fresh flowers, candles, and linens to provide a pop of color. Use the best china, beautiful stemware and favorite recipes. Enjoy the day: with all the work that goes into planning this special day, don’t forget it’s all about spending time with the ones you love. Don’t forget to do just that and enjoy. Delegate different chores and responsibilities to prevent becoming overwhelmed. For your Mother’s Day coverage, please consider speaking to Sharon or using her tips with proper attribution. http://www.protocolww.com/  Thanks! Jack Allen  954-821-3434   jack@serbinmedia.com  4.30.16

I would like to send a copy of Rose and the Wish Thing

I would like to send a copy of Rose and the Wish Thing, a beautifully illustrated children's book by author, artist and illustrator, Caroline Magerl, in consideration of a review from you.  The author's own childhood story provides the backdrop for this magical tale of a lonely child whose wish for a new friend sets in motion the epic journey of a strange creature far away ─ looking for the same thing! A story sure to resonate with children and parents who have moved to strange and faraway places..Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule a fascinating interview with Caroline Magerl, or send your postal address if you would like a copy of the book to review. Thank you. Anna Harding  Ascot Media Group   Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549  281.333.3507 Phone  832-569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 4.30.16

Worry is something we all do

Worry is something we all do – but how do we stop it? International expert in anxiety disorders and bestselling author, Reid Wilson, Ph.D., believes worry is not necessarily a bad thing, but first we must distinguish between worry and anxious worrying (noise in our head). He believes worry can be an asset when it forces us to focus on problem-solving, whereas anxious worrying can inhibit a life of growth and excitement. Dr. Wilson's latest book, Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety & Worry, offers a non-traditional approach to overcoming anxiety that empowers readers to face their challenges in order to regain control of their lives. Dr. Wilson makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him, or if I may forward a complimentary copy of his book in consideration of a review from you. Thank you. Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher, 3201 SW 15 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (800) 851-9100 ext. 212
kim.weiss@hcibooks.com    www.hcibooks.com/trade 4.28.16

I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of The Remnant

I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of The Remnant for consideration of a pre-publication review, possibly to be included on the cover or inside. By award-winning author Monte Wolverton, it's a chilling and thought-provoking novel about a dystopian future. Take a look at the press release below and let me know if I may send you a PDF proof.  I look forward to hearing from you; thank you!  Caroline Jones, Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 4.28.16

In this politically charged and divisive election cycle

In this politically charged and divisive election cycle, please take a moment to say "yes" to a complimentary copy of Out There in consideration of a review. Author David Clark is a rare soul. A Libertarian, Buddhist and vegan, recovering addict turned elite athlete, he offers a unique perspective on our troubled times. David makes an inspiring guest, whether the topic is recovery, weight loss, committing to a healthy and fulfilling lifestyle or reconciling compassion and competition. Take a look at the release below and let me know if I can schedule an interview; for a copy of his book, just send me your postal address. Thank you! Meet Dave here: http://abc7ny.com/sports/former-320-pound-homelessness-addict-attempts-record-breaking-treadmill-run/1242620/ Caroline Jones, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone, 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 4.28.16

Breaking the Veil of Silence

We all carry guilt, on a personal level or as a nation. In Breaking the Veil of Silence, Pastor Jobst Bittner explains how we must unveil hurtful inclinations of the past in order to receive God's infinite blessings and transform our life in every aspect. Jobst makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview, or if you would like a copy of his book in consideration of a review. Thank you. Caroline Jones, Ascot Media Group, Inc.
Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax   news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 4.26.16

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness

In recognition of National Sexual Assault Awareness And National Child Abuse Prevention Month, I would like to send you a copy of The Whole Truth by Joe Klest in consideration of a review from you. A
Chicago native, this highly respected lawyer has for years been a beacon of hope for victims of sexual abuse; having obtained some of the largest civil sexual abuse verdicts in our country's history. He has counseled thousands of victims and handled over 500 sexual abuse cases against both individuals and institutions ─ making this book a must read for parents everywhere! Joe makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following release and let me know if I may schedule an interview that's sure to be of great interest to any parents in your audience, or forward your address if you wish to receive a review copy. Thank you. Lissy Peace Lissy Peace & Associates Post Office Box 316586 Chicago, IL 60631
Direct: (312) 961-3431 LissyPeace@gmail.com www.lissypeace.com www.Facebook.com/LissyPeace & Associates 4.26.16

Mother's Day Must-Haves

I wanted to pass along some information about a few of our clients that would be a great fit for any upcoming Mother's Day stories you might be working on.  From exercise accessories and delicious food and drink options, to cutting edge technology and fun for the whole family, we've got you covered.  If you are interested in additional information or seeing samples of any of the products please let me know.
ADActivewear— Created by women for women, the Hytail Hat allows women to comfortably wear their hair high in a ponytail (with or without a hair tie), while on the court, in the field, during a run or even relaxing in the sun. They recently released their new Athletic Hytail which has been spotted on Tennis Pro and former Wimbledon champ Vania King.   The Athletic Hytail Hat combines their classic, comfortable design with sporty new features such as moisture wicking material which can help regulate sweat.  Any mom will love to be seen in the sleek and stylish hat. Oak Bottle—Transforming cheap or average wine to palette pleasing levels in no time, The Oak Tumbler will change the way you buy wine and spirits.  It works as an oak aging accelerator, adding subtle caramel notes, smoothness, and other oak traits to the liquid it holds.  The sleek tumblers' conveniently portable size, reusability, and quick turnaround time makes it unlike any other product available.  The perfect gift for any wine enthusiast. Rollors— Give mom a gift that will bring the whole family together this Mother's Day.  Crafted out of New Zealand wood from sustainable forests, Rollers offers eco-friendly fun for the entire family.  The addicting outdoor lawn game consists of wooden disks along with a wooden goal at each end.  The game combines the rolling motion of Bocce Ball with the goal system of horseshoes.  The kids will love to play and mom will love that it gets everyone moving and outdoors.  It can be neatly and conveniently packed into its portable bag to make it easy to bring along to any park, party, or other outdoor event.  Rollers retails at $49.95 and can be purchased online at www.rollors.com. Yatra—The Aquatune 5712 is specially designed to pump out 10 hours of dynamic sound on land and at sea. Waterproof, shockproof, and built to float, it's easier than ever to take one's favorite tunes out on the water.   Mom will love bringing along the cool and compact speaker wherever the summer may take her. Cold Shoulder— Give mom the boost she needs to get in shape with the Cold Shoulder.  Created by a NASA Scientist, the Cold Shoulder Vest can help people burn up to 500 calories or more a day by utilizing the power of Mild Cold Exposure.  The Cold Shoulder Pro is a less expensive version of the original offering a one size fits all option.  It was even proven to work on The Dr. Oz show.  Retail Price: $195 Kacelia— Created by a Chicago Chiropractor and her husband the Tru-Align Body System by Kacelia is a revolutionary, self-care treatment system that is clinically proven to alleviate back and neck pain and other bodily ailments such as nausea, headaches and more, while improving posture in alignment by just using 20 minutes a day.   Retail Price: $395 Rejuva— Rejuva will revolutionize the way you think of compression stockings.  Every stylish mom will love Rejuva's new line of medical grade socks, knee highs, pantyhose, and stockings.  Specifically created to reduce swelling and feelings of heaviness and tiredness, all while energizing fatigued legs, you'll find that Rejuva's products are as effective as they are fashionable.  Retail: $29.99-69.99 Simply Gum— A must-have for every health conscious mom, Simply Gum is the only all natural chewing gum on the market.  Handcrafted from the highest quality of all natural ingredients, it is not only a healthy choice for the body but also for the environment as it is biodegradable unlike most common chewing gum brands.  With a variety of flavors such as mint, cinnamon, fennel licorice, maple, ginger, and coffee, you are sure to find one that will please every tastebud. Snackin' Free— Snackin' Free is making eating healthy more delicious than ever with its line of food that is completely free of gluten, grain, dairy, soy, peanuts, yeast, and artificial ingredients.  Whether you're simply trying to live a healthy lifestyle or cater to your specific food restrictions, Snackin Free offers a delectable treat for you. Their line of food includes things  like paleo breads, tortillas, pizzas, protein bars, barbecue sauce and salad dressings, as well as cupcakes, cookies and various other baked goods, cereals and more. FlipBelt— Considered one of the BEST running/workout accessories on the market (number 1 on Amazon), FlipBelt offers a hands free solution to carrying your phone and other belongings while working out.  It is also a convenient addition to any active mom's day, whether out for a run or simply running errands.  The tubular band fits snuggly around your upper or lower hip and safely holds cell phones, car keys, money, credit cards, inhalers and more, with their 3 inch wide pocket fitting the even biggest of cell phones(even the 6 plus) keeping your hands free.  For extra security and comfort get the zipper version which has a wider pocket and protects all of your belongings with the protection of a zippered pocket. FlipBelt Water Bottle— Designed specifically to pair with the FlipBelt, their new water bottles keep staying hydrated while exercising easier than ever.  Its flat design allows the bottle to slide comfortably into the FlipBelt's wide pocket without the feeling of heaviness and bulkiness that other hydration packs carry.  The bottles are made from safe BPA free materials and include a soft bite silicon mouthpiece.  They are dishwasher friendly and can be purchased in a 6oz or 11oz size. Million Mile Light— Compact and weatherproof, the Million Mile Light can illuminate up to 200 meters of visibility powered solely by the motion of its wearer.  The BATTERY FREE light releases a burst of renewable energy with each step taken.  Provide any active mom with  peace of mind on her early morning or late night runs by keeping her safe and seen.  Retails for $22.99. 4.23.16

Sleep on most mattresses feels more like a difficult

Sleep on most mattresses feels more like a difficult journey than a destination. Unlike some of the competitors, 4Sleep doesn't feel that one mattress fits all, but they do believe their mattress will be ideal for a lot of consumers. Both soft and firm mattress lovers find it perfect. Because of its superior design and technology it's very adaptable to a variety of sleeping preferences.The 4Sleep mattress was designed to address all of the key concerns consumers have with their mattresses. 4Sleep Technology brings a superior mattress to the market through 11 inches and 4 specialized layers of temperature regulating, body conforming, tension relieving foam that adapts to body contours for relief in pressure­ sensitive areas. The 4Sleep mattress ships free of charge, in a manageable box, directly to your door. Best of all the buyer gets to try the mattress in their own home for 100 days risk free. 4Sleep puts the buyer in control from start to finish, without compromise. 4Sleep also offers 10x more features than your other mattress brands such as Casper . Are you working on any stories right now that 4Sleep could be a great fit for? Limited samples for relevant stories are available--please let me know if interested! The founders of 4Sleep are also open for interviews. Contact:  Brittany Wright  Crockett Public Relations  www.crockettpr.com  brittany@crockettpr.com 4.23.16

Harvard Business Review writer seeking interview

Last week, I asked you to participate in a reboot of my Harvard Business Review study. I'll be closing this survey on Friday, April 22nd at 11:59pm EST. We would greatly appreciate your participation, and the survey will only take 5 – 10 minutes: You can also access this survey by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fractlpublishersurvey My goal with this research is to publish our findings on reputable industry sites, to help educate the people who are pitching writers and editors like you on a daily basis. The more writers who take the survey the more accurate our analysis will be, since it stands to represent the wants and needs of the digital publishing industry as a whole. If you want to learn more about me before deciding, you can check out my LinkedIn profile to see the research I conduct, the company I'm associated with and the publishers I write for.
I greatly appreciate your consideration. And, to the 300+ people who have already responded, thank you so much for your time. I'll be sharing the final results with you in June. Best,   Kelsey 4.23.16

Kickstarter

After successfully funding on Kickstarter last week raising over $52,986, RE.BIN, the best way to recycle in style, is now in production. RE.BIN believes your reader should never have to choose between their love of design and their love for the environment. RE.BIN offers a modern, minimalist design to complement any home interior style. Intended to be visually displayed in an open living area like a kitchen or living room, RE.BIN is perfect for collecting all of your recyclables. More info on RE.BIN: Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastics. Elegant, sleek, clean and minimal aesthetic. Space-efficient design is tailored to fit smaller, urban apartments. Makes recycling an easy and simple process. Pre-order: bit.ly/Rebin_Indie. RE.BIN is currently in production and is available for pre-order. To see how RE.BIN can offer you and your readers a clean and easy recycling experience, visit our InDemand page or email me directly at sarah@rebinus.com.   Talk soon,  Sarah, RE.BIN Team 4.23.16

Harvard Business Review 

Last week, I asked you to participate in a reboot of my Harvard Business Review study. I'll be closing this survey on Friday, April 22nd at
11:59pm EST. We would greatly appreciate your participation, and the survey will only take 5 – 10 minutes: You can also access this survey by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fractlpublishersurvey My goal with this research is to publish our findings on reputable industry sites, to help educate the people who are pitching writers and editors like you on a daily basis. The more writers who take the survey the more accurate our analysis will be, since it stands to represent the wants and needs of the digital publishing industry as a whole. If you want to learn more about me before deciding, you can check out my LinkedIn profile to see the research I conduct, the company I'm associated with and the publishers I write for.
I greatly appreciate your consideration. And, to the 300+ people who have already responded, thank you so much for your time. I'll be sharing the final results with you in June. Best, Kelsey 4.23.16

Legend Boats

Legend Boats is one of Canada 's largest boat companies and one of the fastest growing boat brands on the market.  We are excited to announce that we are in the process of acquiring land and a retail facility in the city of Ste. Marthe Sur Le Lac , Quebec and the opening of our third Company owned and operated retail store: Legend Boats - Montreal . The site was previously home to one of Legend Boats' most successful dealer operated locations in Canada and boasts over 20,000 square feet of showroom and office space as well as a fully equipped parts and service department.  The Company is looking forward to completing the transaction by May, 2016 and to be opened in time for the summer boating season.  Please find the entire Press Release in English and French by clicking here.  http://blog.legendboats.com/legend-boats-montreal-factory-store-opens-its-doors-this-summer    Thank you for sharing the news, Maurice 4.15.16

Learning about nature

Hope you’re well. Learning about nature and participating in hands-on activities such as gardening has proven to develop necessary life skills. Please see media release below for information on a fantastic way to incorporate nature into the school curriculum and/or family time. Interview available.   Thanks,  Erika 4.15.16

Did you happen to see this?

Did you happen to see this? Are you interested in seeing samples for consideration? When light is limited, the Million Mile light by FlipBelt keeps you safe and seen while you are on the go. Serving as the FIRST light to be powered by motion, light weight and weather proof, the Million Mile Light is great for running, cycling, walking the dog, camping, hiking and more.  Release is below, video is to the right or you can view the light at www.flipbelt.com. Nicki Thomas, Veteran PR P. 708-733-0728  E. nicki@veteranpr.com   www.veteranpr.com 4.14.16

Smell the Raindrops

When the time comes to think of healing a racially charged political and social climate, here's a personal perspective I think your audience will appreciate. I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of Smell the Raindrops for consideration of a review. Through this moving story of recovery and transformation, B.A. Austin documents the power of forgiveness as it can apply to all of us. She makes a compelling guest. Take a look at the press release below. Please let me know if I may schedule an interview; send me your postal address and I'll mail you a copy of her book. Thank you. Caroline Jones Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com 4.14.16

AwesomeBox

Are you working on any mother's day gift ideas? AwesomeBox is a perfect way to show mom just how AWESOME she truly is. Create the ultimate gift of personal photos and memories by grabbing photos from anywhere including Facebook. AwesomeBox does all the work for you and turns it into a gorgeous gift perfect for showcasing your love. I love this idea for large families who are spread out across the country or even overseas. Let me know if I can send you a media sample or if you would like a media coupon code to create your own AwesomeBox!  -- Leah   Here is a video about AwesomeBox --  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkYcUa_LrmU&feature=youtu.be    AwesomeBox is the ultimate solution to creative gift giving and it is easy! Grab photos from anywhere including Facebook and AwesomeBox does the work for you!  AwesomeBox allows users to build a customized box of memories, stories and photos packaged into a one-of-a-kind printed gift. Group gifts are easy with AwesomeBox! In fact, my favorite part about the AwesomeBox experience is how easy it is to get the whole crew involved in the gift giving process. I love AwesomeBox for celebrating Birthdays, Anniversaries and big upcoming spring events such as Mother's Day, Father's Day and Graduations. It's so simple to create and the memories last a lifetime.  In just three simple steps, you'll have the perfect gift:  Create an online spot to honor your special someone. Invite friends and family to upload photos and heartfelt messages from around the world. AwesomeBox does the rest, turning everything into colorful, festive printed cards that they'll pore over for years!  You can access Facebook photos — that's where some of our best photos are stored!   Create the most touching group gift that will be laughed and cried over for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Graduations, Anniversaries, Birthdays, Weddings, Showers and more! AwesomeBox is the perfect gift starting at $49 for a 25-card box. Interested in learning how easy it is to make your own AwesomeBox? Contact leah@chicexecs.com  Best Regards, Leah Cybulski  Senior Public Relations Account Executive   ChicExecs Public Relations & Channel Management - CHICAGO  ChicBlvd Inc. LLC P: 708.426.8730 Leah@chicexecs.com  4.14.16

Spring Gardening Tips for Eager Green Thumbs

This is Lauren from Enterprise Canada contacting you on behalf of Landscape Ontario with a story idea that may be of interest to your audience. Denis Flanagan from Landscape Ontario is available for interviews to further provide spring gardening tips in addition those listed below.  Should you have any questions or require any additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Thanks, Lauren Dam, Public Relations Intern, 63 Church Street, Suite 203  |  St. Catharines , ON , Canada  | L2R 3C4 Main: 905.682.7203 ext 230 F: 905.682.7481  E: ldam@enterprisecanada.com W: www.enterprisecanada.com 4.13.16

Excellence in Risk Management

Most risk professionals believe that forecasting risk will not get any easier in the next three years, with cyber-attacks and regulation topping the list of areas from which emerging risks will likely arise, according to a new report published jointly today by Marsh, a leading insurance broker and risk advisor, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC) and RIMS, the risk management society™. The 13th annual Excellence in Risk Management report finds that while risk professionals are increasingly relied upon to identify and assess emerging risks, there remain organizational and other barriers to providing that critical view “around the corner.”  Nearly half of survey respondents – 48% -- said that forecasting critical business risks will be more difficult three years from now; with another 26% saying it would be the same. For the full press release, see below or this link.  Lee Ann   Sally Roberts Marsh   +1 347 281 1454   sally.roberts@marsh.com   Josh Salter   RIMS   +1 212 655 6059   jsalter@rims.org 4.14.16

Smell The Raindrops: Race, Recovery And The Lingering Cost Of Segregation

When the time comes to think of healing a racially charged political and social climate, here's a personal perspective I think your audience will appreciate. I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of Smell the Raindrops for consideration of a review.  Through this moving story of recovery and transformation, B.A. Austin documents the power of forgiveness as it can apply to all of us. She makes a compelling guest. Take a look at the press release below. Please let me know if I may schedule an interview; send me your postal address and I'll mail you a copy of her book. Thank you. Caroline Jones Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com 4.14.16

Smell the Raindrops

When the time comes to think of healing a racially charged political and social climate, here's a personal perspective I think your audience will appreciate. I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of Smell the Raindrops for consideration of a review. Through this moving story of recovery and transformation, B.A. Austin documents the power of forgiveness as it can apply to all of us. She makes a compelling guest. Take a look at the press release below. Please let me know if I may schedule an interview; send me your postal address and I'll mail you a copy of her book. Thank you. Caroline Jones, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 4.14.16

Beginning this spring, IHOP customers

Beginning this spring, IHOP customers will be able to enjoy their favorite desserts all day, everyday! IHOP is now introducing their "Bakery Favorites" at participating restaurants. Customers will be able to enjoy delicious breakfast-dessert combinations including: frosting-laced Cupcake Pancakes, decadent Red Velvet Crepes, and irresistible Cinnamon Swirl Brioche French Toast. Each bite of these sweet "Bakery Favorite" items will melt in your mouth!!  "Bakery Favorites" will be at IHOP Restaurants from April 11 to May 6. Please see the press release below for more information. If you are interested in stopping by your local IHOP location to take photos and sample these treats for yourself, please let me know, and I would be happy to coordinate that for you. High resolution photos are available upon request.  Jacara Jenkins, Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600 jjenkins@willscom.com Terry Wills,   Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600 twills@willscom.com 4.14.16

Margaret’s Legacy

This is Lauren from Enterprise Canada contacting you on behalf of Margaret’s Legacy with a News Release featuring Holocaust Remembrance Day. Interviews with Danna from Margaret’s Legacy are available should you be interested. Thanks,  Lauren  4.14.16

Men Love Socks.

It is simple. Men Love Socks. Rejuva specializes in stylish compression socks. So their socks are not only stylish but also serve a healthy purpose. Would you like to see these socks? We can send. A few designs are below. Check out their entire line at shoprejuva.com. Great for Father's Day Gifts! Let me know if you are working on Mother's Day...they have great designs for women as well!  --Nicki Thomas Veteran PR P. 708-733-0728 E. nicki@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com  4.14.16

Mother's day gift ideas?

Are you working on any mother's day gift ideas? AwesomeBox is a perfect way to show mom just how AWESOME she truly is. Create the ultimate gift of personal photos and memories by grabbing photos from anywhere including Facebook. AwesomeBox does all the work for you and turns it into a gorgeous gift perfect for showcasing your love. I love this idea for large families who are spread out across the country or even overseas. Let me know if I can send you a media sample or if you would like a media coupon code to create your own AwesomeBox!  -- Leah  Here is a video about AwesomeBox --  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NkYcUa_LrmU&feature=youtu.be   4.14.16

Physician and author Bo Kirkwood

While some arguments may go on and on, physician and author Bo Kirkwood has a final answer on evolution; may I send you a complimentary copy of his newest book for consideration of a review? Take a look at the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Kirkwood; your audience will find him a compelling guest. If you'd like a copy of his book, just send me your postal address. Thank you.
Caroline Jones Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com    
www.ascotmedia.com 4.15.16

Remember me? Three years ago

Remember me? Three years ago, I published a Harvard Business Review study that served to reduce the noise-to-value ratio of the pitches you receive as a publisher. Writers at over 500 top-tier sites responded, including The New York Times, CNN, TechCrunch, TIME, The Huffington Post, Daily Mail, USA Today, ESPN, CNET, Babble, Business Insider, Mashable, Slate, Healthline, Reuters, and more.  Given the fast-paced evolution of publishing and digital PR, I've decided to reboot our study to evaluate the changes and find opportunities for further improvement. Do you have 5 to 10 minutes to answer this short, multiple-choice survey? If so, you can take it here:  Take the Survey  You can also access this survey by copying and pasting this link into your browser:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fractlpublishersurvey  Still unsure how valuable your participation is? We want to help spread your insights: Our original study was published on Entrepreneur, Inc., Adweek, and dozens of other reputable sites. Thanks for your consideration.  Best, Kelsey  4.14.16

Harvard Business Review study

Remember me? Three years ago, I published a Harvard Business Review study that served to reduce the noise-to-value ratio of the pitches you receive as a publisher. Writers at over 500 top-tier sites responded, including The New York Times, CNN, TechCrunch, TIME, The Huffington Post, Daily Mail, USA Today, ESPN, CNET, Babble, Business Insider, Mashable, Slate, Healthline, Reuters, and more.  Given the fast-paced evolution of publishing and digital PR, I've decided to reboot our study to evaluate the changes and find opportunities for further improvement. Do you have 5 to 10 minutes to answer this short, multiple-choice survey? If so, you can take it here:  You can also access this survey by copying and pasting this link into your browser:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/fractlpublishersurvey  Still unsure how valuable your participation is? We want to help spread your insights: Our original study was published on Entrepreneur, Inc., Adweek, and dozens of other reputable sites.  Thanks for your consideration.  Best, Kelsey  4.14.16

Margaret’s Legacy

Hope you’re well!  With Holocaust Remembrance Day approaching I thought I would drop a line to see if you would be interested in talking with Danna Horwood, Executive Director at Margaret’s Legacy.  On May 5th the world will observe Holocaust Remembrance Day and Danna is available to talk with you about the documentary ‘Margaret and Arthur’s Story’—her grandparents journey before, during and after the Holocaust— and why it is important to educate younger audiences and the world about the Holocaust.  Margaret and Arthur’s Story chronicles the Weiszes’ experiences during WWII, their escape from Hungary and their new life in Canada . Told through the eyes of living Weisz descendants, the documentary addresses the themes of courage, survival and love and educates youth about the need for tolerance and kindness in our world.  For more information, please visit http://www.margaretslegacy.com/site/home.  If you are interested in chatting with Danna, want to know more about Holocaust Remembrance Day, or would like to receive the media release, please let me know.  Thanks,  Erika Navarro Communications Coordinator 63 Church Street, Suite 203  |  St. Catharines , ON , Canada  | L2R 3C4  Main: 905.682.7203 ext. 221  Direct: 905.346.1230  F: 905.682.7481 E: enavarro@enterprisecanada.com W: www.enterprisecanada.com  4.14.16

Annual Transactional Risk Report,

Attached is a copy of Marsh’s latest Annual Transactional Risk Report, released today. In the report, we have identified that the use of transactional risk insurance for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions continued to increase during 2015 across all regions as investors looked to reduce deal risk. The Asia-Pacific region in particular accounted for the largest year-over-year increase. Globally, Marsh’s M&A professionals placed 450 transactional risk policies during the year, a 32% increase from 2014, with limits placed increasing year-over-year by 45% to US$11.2 billion. Highlights of the report include: · There are now in excess of 25 insurers globally that offer transactional risk insurance, a 30% increase from 2014. · The split between private equity firms and corporate buyers now stands at 56%/44%, signaling that corporate buyers are becoming more comfortable purchasing the coverage. ·       There is a greater awareness of and interest in transactional risk insurance from Latin America , driven by cross-border deals into Latin America from the US and the UK . “Strategic investors and private equity firms turned to transactional risk insurance to close deals in record numbers during 2015, and we do not see this trend slowing anytime soon,” said Karen Beldy Torborg, global leader for Marsh’s Private Equity and M&A Services Practice. “Global dealmakers across all sectors recognize the important role this solution can play in limiting risk and improving deal terms.” If you would like additional information or to arrange an interview with one of our experts, please contact me at leeann.farwell@marsh.com or 212-345-1125. Lee Ann, Lee Ann Farwell, AVP, US Media Relations Manager Marsh | US Marketing and Communications 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 42nd Floor, New York, NY 10036-2774, USA Office +1 212 345 1125 | Mobile +1 347 574 4634 | Connect with me on LinkedIn www.marsh.com | Follow Marsh on: Twitter | LinkedIn | Facebook | YouTube 4.08.16

Anyone in Canada still to claim their cash

The deadline is nearing for anyone in Canada still to claim their cash following the demutualization of Standard Life almost ten years ago. I hope the news release (enclosed) below is of interest, French language version is also attached. Best wishes Nicki Lundy 4.07.16

Standing Strong

I would like to send a copy of Standing Strong by Diane Reeve in consideration of a review from you. Diane is a popular speaker on the topics of AIDS awareness and women's empowerment, and an avid advocate and activist for women. After learning she was HIV positive in 2007, she discovered her ex-fiancee had cheated on her with multiple women and had deliberately infected them all! Diane's story made legal history when she began a crusade to stop him hurting anyone else; she contacted some of the other women and together they not only made sure he was stopped, he got 45 years in jail!
Diane makes a dynamic guest who has appeared on 20/20 and many other TV shows. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an engaging interview with her, or send me your mailing address to receive a review copy. Thank you. Kim Weiss Director of Communications
HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher 3201 SW 15 Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (800) 851-9100 ext. 212 kim.weiss@hcibooks.com  www.hcibooks.com/trade 4.07.16

Pfister’s new

Hope you’re well. Below is the media release for Pfister’s new Touch-Free Kitchen faucet REACT. To see it in action, take a look of the humorous commercial below!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckDPjHtOPfU&list=PL1C3JOYQuHb8JuDVskU-sIddhK5ldWus5  If you require additional photos, information, or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me. Cheers, Lauren 4.07.17

Sandra Felt's new book

I would like to send a copy of Sandra Felt's new book, Beyond the Good-Girl Jail, in consideration of a review from you. It's no surprise why John Bradshaw would write the foreword for this enlightening book. Known as America's leading personal growth expert, John understands how women get trapped from an early age in the 'good-girl syndrome' and often feel compelled to sacrifice their dreams to put others first. With testimonials from notable leaders in the psychotherapy field, Beyond the Good-Girl Jail shares client stories and the author's own life experiences as a simple guide to encourage women to recognize their own sense of self. Please read the following press  release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Sandra Felt, or forward your mailing address if you would like a review copy. Thank you. Kim Weiss Director of Communications HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher
3201 SW 15 Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (800) 851-9100 ext. 212 kim.weiss@hcibooks.com www.hcibooks.com/trade 4.07.16

Happy For No Reason

Marci Shimoff, NY Times bestselling author of Happy For No Reason, has everything to be happy about as she recently launched her new book, Inkspirations for Women, the second in the coloring book series for adults published by the folks who brought you the original series phenomenon, Chicken Soup for the Soul. Women contribute so much to society in everything from medicine to running giant corporations, often while raising a family, and the inspirational quotes and beautiful designs in Shimoff's new book are sure to offer stress relief and provide a relaxing outlet to encourage creativity! Author Marci Shimoff makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her, or forward your mailing address if you would like a copy of her new book to review. Thank you. Kim Weiss  Director of Communications  HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher  3201 SW 15 Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (800) 851-9100 ext. 212 kim.weiss@hcibooks.com  www.hcibooks.com/trade 4.0716

Samantha A. Kendall's new book

Please let me know if I may forward a copy of Samantha A. Kendall's new book, Life Through Lasagna Eyes, in consideration of a review from you. This highly respected entrepreneur, known as
Chicago 's "Lasagna Lady," has a unique way of looking at life. She sees it like the layers of a lasagna – only instead of ingredients, the layers are filled with love, humor, joy, laughter and tears!  Samantha honored her daughter's tragic death by finding the strength to move forward and discover her passion. Now she hopes the story of her journey will inspire others to overcome adversity and find their passion in life. Please let me know if I may schedule an inspiring interview with Samantha Kendall, or please forward your postal address if you would like a copy of the book for a review. Thank you. Please listen to Samantha's recent radio interview at:  https://youtu.be/9d7E_4VHEAI Caroline Jones Ascot Media Group
Post Office
Box 2394 Friendswood , TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 4.07.16

"Just a joke" or is embarrassing to admit,"

The fact is 1 out of every 3 relationships struggle with their in-laws. Our broad society is all too quick to simply make jokes about problems with mothers-in-law, while in fact the vast majority of marriages have a mother-in-law/daughter-in-law difficulty of some nature.  "Many women quietly struggle with that because it is viewed as "just a joke" or is embarrassing to admit,"  says Brann. Dr. Deanna Brann  (www.drdeannabrann.com) is an award-winning international psychotherapist and relationship expert who recently released Reluctantly Related Revisited: Breaking Free of the  Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law Conflicts where she gives practical and very useful advice. Next to money, issues with in-laws comes closely behind as reason for divorce. Dr.  Brann is available to discuss: Actionable tips to give significant others on dealing with a difficult in-law Getting married when you can already see there could be issues — practical advice about starting the dialogue NOW to "nip it in the bud" Spring/Summer holidays — dreading time with the extended family? How to rethink the situation and make it positive In-laws as the caretakers —the significant problems that can arise from both the Grandparent and child Husbands/sons roles in Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law relationships — how to discuss issues you have with your husband about his mother In-laws that are also caretakers for the children why the parent works — the significant problems that arise Dr. Brann's full bio follows below the signature line. We look forward to hearing from you. My very best, Janet Shapiro Sr. Account Executive/Team Leader SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books  Janet@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x320  Deanna Brann, Ph.D. has over 30 years of experience in the mental health field as a clinical psychotherapist specializing in communication skills, family and interpersonal relationships, and conflict resolution. After running her own private practice for more than 20 years, she spent time later in her career providing business consultation to other private practice professionals in the health care and legal fields. As both a mother-in-law and daughter-in-law, her own personal experiences led her to research the subject. Her first book, Reluctantly Related, began the discussion of examining and bettering the MIL/DIL relationship and is followed by her newest book, Reluctantly Related Revisited. Brann holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Psychobiological Anthropology. Connect with Dr. Brann at www.drdeannabrann.com. Reluctantly Related Revisited: Breaking Free of the Mother-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law Conflict (Released March 2016) and is available on Amazon.UK   Dr. Amir Kfir is an organizational psychologist with Amirror, co-founder of Million Peacemakers, creator of The Nonflict Way, and has facilitated Peace Action Forums globally, including Israeli-Arab, Arab-American, Greek-Turkish, Armenian-Turkish, and Jewish-Muslim forums. For over 25 years, Dr. Kfir has been helping companies worldwide in organizational transformation and has been a leader in the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) and Peace Action Network (PAN) forum methodology process. Stephen Hecht, President and Chief Executive Peacemaker of Million Peacemakers, is the winner of numerous national, international, business and community awards and is a leader in YPO. With over 30 years in private and public businesses, divorce, re-marriage, kids and step-kids, Hecht has experienced many conflicts and shares some of the lessons learned from his own journey and some from the triumphs of the many he has helped. He has an MBA from the Ivey Business School at Western University . For more information, visit www.nonflict.org or www.millionpeacemakers.org and connect with the authors on Twitter and Facebook. Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking is currently available on Amazon and through all major booksellers and internationally. 4.04.16

Earth Day Stories

This might be great for any Earth Day Stories you or anyone from your team might be working on. Simply Gum is changing the way we chew gum.  The only all-natural, premium chewing gum on the market makes it its mission to inspire people to live simply.  A delicious mix of just a few all natural ingredients are handcrafted in the highest quality to make a gum that is not only better for the body but also for the environment as it is biodegradable and not made out of artificial ingredients and other gum bases, unlike most other chewing gums. Whether you're looking for a breath refresher like their mint, cinnamon, or fennel licorice or a more tasty treat like maple, ginger, or coffee, you are sure to find a flavor that will please anyones palate and body.  Can we send you out a sample to consider? Simply Gum is available at retailers across the nation including Whole Foods and Vitamin Shoppes as well as online at www.simplygum.com Please let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions. Warmly, Nicki Thomas  Veteran PR  P. 708-733-0728  E. nicki@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com 4.03.16

Upcoming summer camp season for children

If you are writing or broadcasting stories about the upcoming summer camp season for children, please consider including information about a unique camp to be offered by the Lambda music school in Pierrfonds.  A news release is below and I am happy to set up an interview with Lambda director Dr. Angela Chan, whose school has seen several of its students perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City . Thanks, Randy Ray, Publicist (613) 816-3873 4.03.16

Here's a guest to charm your audience:

Here's a guest to charm your audience: Englishman, DJ, and cultural connoisseur Jay Strongman is witty and engaging. Please allow me to send you either a complimentary copy of the book or a pdf version of his latest, Ritual of the Savage, for consideration of a review. Take a look at the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Jay; if you'd like a copy of his book just send me your postal address. Thank you.
Suzanne Johnson Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549  281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com  
www.ascotmedia.com 4.03.16

April is Workplace Conflict Awareness Month

April is Workplace Conflict Awareness Month and, in the workplace, understanding effective conflict resolution skills are an essential component of building a sustainable business model. Unresolved conflict often results in loss of productivity, the stifling of creativity, and the creation of barriers to cooperation and collaboration. Perhaps most importantly, good conflict resolution ability equals good employee retention. Enter Montreal-based Stephen Hecht, MBA, co-author of Nonflict: The Art of Everyday Peacemaking and co-founder of Million Peacemakers with Dr. Amir Kfir. Together, Hecht and Dr. Kfir, who have worked with organizations, universities and companies to empower people to transform conflict into 'Nonflict' through a simple and effective conflict resolution model: The Nonflict Way. Supported by their over fifty years of combined practical work and life experience in the field of conflict management, their internationally award-winning model closely examines the concept of co-creating as a resolution to daily experiences with conflict. I thought you might be interested in learning more about this method and book, and would love to discuss coordinating an interview with Hecht and/or Dr. Kfir during Workplace Conflict Awareness Month. Would you like to receive a copy of the book to get us started? Their full bios are included below. I look forward to your thoughts, Anshari. Best, Marissa 4.03.16

Paying it forward has become a movement

Paying it forward has become a movement, and every day we hear heart-warming stories of lives being changed by random acts of kindness.  Robert Clancy's insightful book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Soul, takes it a step further by extolling the many virtues of volunteering and reaching out to others. I would like to send a copy of this beautiful collection of inspirational stories that demonstrate how people's lives have been transformed through the worthwhile act of volunteerism, in consideration of a review from you. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an enlightening interview with Robert Clancy, or forward your mailing address if you would like a copy to review.  Thank you. Dea Shandera-Hunter Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549   281.333.3507 Phone   832.569.5539 Fax   818.456.4585 Office 310.699.7880 Cell news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 3.31.16

Canada will be cleaning, travelling and getting out

With spring finally here people from across Canada will be cleaning, travelling and getting out of the house to enjoy the warmer weather. According to Steve Kolobaric at Weiser, one of Canada ’s most trusted lockset manufacturers, there are several security tips that everyone should be aware of this season as they take in the springtime temperatures. Weiser recommends homeowners and renters follow these tips to ensure their properties are safe and secure as everyone breaks out of winter hibernation. Spring cleaning - If you’re tossing out boxes or packaging from items that you bought throughout the year, be sure to properly cut, stack and tie the cardboard together when you put it by the curb for recycling. Plopping the boxes for your 72” TV, Playstation and MacBook out in front of your house gives would-be burglars some tips on what they can find inside. Check for damage - Take some time to inspect your house and property once the snow and ice has melted. Check your windows and make sure they still lock properly, replace any burned out outdoor light bulbs and see if any fences or gates need to be fixed. Upgrade your locks - If you haven’t changed your front or back door locksets in years, spring is the ideal time to make the change. If you recently purchased your home, you have no idea who may have a key. Conversely, if you’ve been living there for years you may not remember who you gave a key to years ago. Take this chance to upgrade your security to a Weiser Kevo, which allows your smartphone to act as your key or consider a SmartCode 10 Touch, which has advanced touchscreen technology that eliminates the need for a key. Spring break – Ask a neighbour to check on your property while you’re gone if you plan on going away this spring. Simply collecting your mail, sweeping (or shoveling) your walkway and even occasionally parking a car in your driveway will make it look like someone is home. Potential burglars like to target unoccupied homes. Lock up – Spring and summer means more time spent outside but don’t forget to lock your front door when you’re not in the house. If you plan on working in the backyard or just popping over to visit a neighbour, lock your door. Most break-ins occur through an unlocked door! If you’re airing your house out during a spring-cleaning session, be sure to lock your windows when you close them, especially any on the main floor. Steve is available to speak with you about these security tips and more. Feel free to drop me a line if you would like to arrange a time to chat with him. All the best, Erika Navarro Communications Coordinator 3.31.16

Red Kool Aid

Red Kool Aid and Blue Kool Aid:  How Partisan Politics and Greed Undermined ObamaCare by Dr. Leonard A. Zwelling is a book every American should read. In fact, I would like to send you a complimentary copy in consideration of a review from you. Leonard Zwelling, board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, was a staffer in the US Senate when the battle raged over Obamacare. Packed with details, many not seen by the public before, on one of the most controversial policies passed in recent years, this book explains the part politics played in revamping our nation's healthcare system. Please let me know if I may book an enlightening interview with Dr. Zwelling, or forward your postal address if you would like a copy of his book for a review. Thank you. Caroline Jones Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com
www.ascotmedia.com
3.31.16

I am volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society

I am volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society, namely The Relay For Life, which will be taking place at the George Springate Center at PC on June 10, 2016 . We are looking to spread the word throughout the community and the city. We are appealing to all newspapers, radio & TV to give us a hand at getting the word out and of course since it is under the banner of the Canadian Cancer Society, we are looking to get all or most complimentary, as Cancer touches everyone. We are not looking for an especially huge advertisement and obviously, we would appreciate anything you could do for us. Can you see if there would be a possibility of helping out the CCS and if a charge is necessary, what it would be. Here is the Facebook Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/WIRF  The website: http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFL_CAN_odd_?fr_id=21104&pg=entry   Anything that you could possible do, would be greatly appreciated, as everyone is touched by Cancer!  If things work out on your end, I will send you more info and the CCS's logo. Kind Regards, Marla Stermer 3.31.16

At RE.BIN, we believe consumers should never have to choose between their love of design and their love for the environment. Our team at RE.BIN noticed how inconvenient recycling can be in smaller, urban apartments. That's why we're offering a stylish, modern twist to the traditional recycling bin. As featured in Design Milk and Trend Hunter, RE.BIN offers a modern, minimalist design to complement any home interior style. Intended to be visually displayed in an open living area like a kitchen or living room, RE.BIN is perfect for collecting all of your recyclables. More info on RE.BIN: Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastics Elegant, sleek, clean and minimal aesthetic Space-efficient design is tailored to fit smaller, urban apartments Makes recycling an easy and simple process Media kit with beautiful photos: http://bit.ly/REBIN_MK  RE.BIN is available at discounted prices for a limited time. To see how RE.BIN can offer you and your readers a clean and easy recycling experience, visit our campaign at bit.ly/Rebin_KS or email me directly at sarah@rebinus.com. Talk soon, Sarah Hunter RE.BIN Team 3.31.16

US debates and primaries

The debates and primaries have already stirred the national conversation and the November election is still eight months away. With politics on everyone’s mind, what’s the best way to respond when someone asks you, “Who are you going to vote for?” What do you say when asked, “What’s your view about this issue or this proposed legislation?” Sharon Schweitzer, an international etiquette expert and founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, says you have options. You don’t want to respond Keeping your opinion to yourself can be difficult, however it is possible. Say something like, “In the midst of such a contentious political season, I feel it’s best to keep my opinion to myself. I do appreciate your interest and wish you the best in your political decisions.” By acknowledging and thanking them for their genuine interest, you are able to get out of sticky political conversations but retain your well-mannered and ever sophisticated demeanor. If they push again If they keep pushing for a response, you can play the undecided card and change the subject. “I’m still evaluating all the candidates or all the issues and haven’t made up my mind yet.  It will be interesting to see how it plays out.” To get them off the topic for good, ask them about something meaningful to them that they will want to talk about.  “I hear your son got accepted to Ohio State . Congratulations!”  “Great job on closing that account.  How did you do it?”  “Tell me about your trip to the mountains a few weeks ago. I hear it is beautiful this time of year.” You want to respond If you would like to express your beliefs, the best way to do so is to cite research and concrete reasons why your views align a certain way, as this will encourage more of an intellectual conversation than a possible war of opinions.  Just as you want to express your beliefs, be courteous and let the person you are speaking to express his or her beliefs, even if you disagree. If you disagree It’s inevitable that disagreements will arise, but when they do, handle them with grace, dignity and respect. Say something like, “That’s an interesting way to look at it and you bring up some valid points; however, I feel that…” Never raise your voice, show anger, abruptly walk away or make it personal. Either way Whether you decide to respond or not, be tactful, polite, and remember that educated responses will help you either to cordially engage, or graciously decline whenever these inevitable conversations cross your path. Would you like to speak to Sharon about the best ways to engage in or avoid a political conversation?  If so, I’m happy to set it up. http://www.protocolww.com/ Thanks!  Scott Jones 954-821-3434 scott@serbinmedia.com 3.29.16

Fun time in the sun faster than chafing

Nothing kills a fun time in the sun faster than chafing. You know, that burn that guys can get from their swim trunks -- it hurts, it stings, and it makes you waddle. :) The guys at DryFins know this firsthand, which is why they created their Classic board shorts that have a quick dry, comfy, liner sewn in, eliminating the netting that most trunks have. The result is a comfortable cut board short with super-soft outer shell that looks great wet or dry. Test them for yourself--limited samples are available--please send your shipping info if interested. Please read on for more info on these innovative swim trunks! Thank you! ~ Alex Ota ChicExecs PR www.chicexecs.com 820 Los Vallecitos Ste A-C,  San Marcos , CA 92069 P: 949.292.0186 3.20.16

SPCAs and humane societies

SPCAs and humane societies that frequently take in animals like rabbits, chickens, goats, and pigs are increasingly finding it ethically inconsistent to serve similar animals on the menu at fundraisers. The MSPCA is the latest to be recognized by Animal Place's Food For Thought program, which promotes animal-friendly, plant-based food for humans at shelter/rescue group events. An announcement is below. For more information contact Kim Sturla, Animal Place executive director, 530-798-5118 or kim@animalplace.org. Thanks, Gary Smith Evolotus PR (for Animal Place ) www.evolotuspr.com 818-783-0569 3/25.16

"Santa Monica Bay Beach Home Has Ties To Silent Movie Era"

Norma Talmadge was a poor New Jersey girl whose father left the family on a Christmas morning and never came back. Norma grew up to become one of the biggest stars of Hollywood 's silent movie era. Progressing from over 200 small film roles in the early 1900s to America 's #1 box office star by 1923, Norma was wealthy when talkies came along and her acting career began to sputter in the late 1920s. She married George Jessel in 1934 and died in Las Vegas in 1957. Hollywood legend credits her with inspiring the Grauman's Chinese Theater tradition when she accidentally stepped in wet concrete in front of the theater. Originally built in 1928 for Norma, the Santa Monica beach home was a popular party place for Norma and her A-list movie friends like D.W. Griffith. Though retaining its original Hollywood-style character and charm, the 6,130-square-foot home has been completely updated. A premier Pacific Ocean beachfront location near the Santa Monica Pier with big views of the bay, the first floor contains a large living room and dining room with fireplaces, a sunroom and two bedrooms. The second level has two master suites with fireplaces and dressing rooms, two additional guest suites and a bath with copper tub. The top level includes a family room and a large bedroom with an ocean view. In addition to the huge beach, outside includes lush gardens, heated pool, pretty fountain, fire pit, dining area and bike paths. Hollywood silent film history preserved is listed with David Solomon of the Agency in Beverly Hills for $16.5 million. Visit TopTenRealEstateDeals.com for more famous, spectacular and celebrity homes and real estate news. Contact:
Terry Walsh Marketing Coordinator terry@toptenrealestatedeals.com 3.25.15

So often we focus on the mundane or day-to-day tasks

So often we focus on the mundane or day-to-day tasks. We obsess over our worries at work and home and of the possessions we believe will make us happy. We dwell on resentments and on the people, coworkers, clients and things that frustrate or anger us. We are often consumed by pettiness and completely miss what a magnificent day lies ahead of us. We view ourselves as the center of the universe - referred to as perception disorder - and unfortunately, this is normal human nature for many of us. We all need guidance to develop the tools to appreciate our gifts, and ultimately lead a finding our higher perspective, power and purpose. Enter: Charles G. Hanna, highly successful Canadian CEO (Brains II), philanthropist, recovering addict and author of the brand new book, Higher: Awaken to a More Fulfilling Life (Figure 1 Publishing, March 21, 2016). As a young man, Charles emigrated from Egypt to Canada where he got an education and followed his dreams. From one perspective, his life was perfect—his family grew, his businesses flourished—and yet his doubt and drug addiction quietly destroyed him. It wasn't until Charles finally hit rock bottom that he discovered the tools to achieve true personal freedom and happiness; what he calls a 'Higher Life.' Through his firsthand experience and his research in human nature, neuroscience, and life management, Charles, for the first time, is revealing his practical and achievable techniques, tips and tools so that everyone can apply the Higher way to their daily routines, their career and their dreams. I'd love to send you a copy of Higher and connect you with Charles for an interview. Candid, eye-opening and insightful Charles can discuss with you: Perception Disorder: What it is and signs you may be suffering from it How addiction - no matter what kind - and extreme perception disorder relate Reaching a Higher State : What this means, and his top techniques that anyone can apply to get there Why he believes happiness is a way of thinking and not the result of great achievements His personal journey through addiction, recovery, a thriving career and ultimately finding his Higher Life And much more! Higher was released nationwide this week on March 21. I'd love to send you a review copy for consideration or get Charles Hanna on your schedule for an interview. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Full bio and links are below. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum 856-489-8654 x302 erin@smithpublicity.com About Charles Hanna: Charles G. Hanna is the Chairman, CEO, and founder of a third-party technology provider that he began in a basement in 1979 and built into a leading service consolidation company with offices across Canada . A devoted father of three children, Hanna is involved with a range of charities, including organizations that help with cancer treatment, Canadian artists, and displaced and handicapped people. He has a particular soft spot for children and animals, and contributes his personal time Opening for its first Memorial Day season, Wild Walk, or the “High Line of the Forest ” is changing the way people experience and interact with nature, and is just another reason to travel to the revered Adirondack Mountains this summer.  An elevated path that takes visitors up a winding trail of bridges and platforms from ground level to breathtaking treetops, Wild Walk gives visitors a novel and one-of-a-kind perspective on nature from groundbreaking angles such as a four-story twig tree house, swinging bridges, a human-sized spider’s web hovering 24-feet off the ground and a walk through a giant dead tree to see the amazing life thriving within, (preview video here). Demonstrations at vantage points throughout the walk bring everything to life, such as how spiders can 3D print different threads for different uses, that within a dead tree is actually something more like a high rise building filled with life, and more. This summer marks the 10th anniversary of The Wild Center, a pioneering “un-museum” that helps people not only explore the Adirondacks but their relationship with nature. · Gas Prices: With gas prices so low, and travelers heightened interest in exploring the US - this is the summer for road trips. The Power of Awe: Studies show that a sense of awe (often caused by majestic, natural landscapes) can make you happier, less-stressed, and more creative – one more reason to make nature a focus for summer travels this year. Adirondacks: The untouched and authentic Upstate New York experience for all ages with additional attractions including camping, glamping, kayaking, local breweries, wineries, farmer’s markets, Lake Placid and more. Family Travel: Educational and entertaining trips where kids are safe to run free and explore; the boardwalk is also wheelchair and stroller accessible  Accessibility: Wild Walk is accessible to people of all generations and abilities. There will be side paths and options to take, suspension bridges, and stairs down, but the entire main structure, from the trail leading to Feeder Alley all the way to the viewing pod on the final tower platform was built specifically so that it would afford everyone the chance to experience the Walk. Looking forward to your thoughts.  Best, Alexis Chernoff, Senior Publicist 3.25.16

Rogue Mission

We would like to send you an advance copy of Rogue Mission, the latest explosive thriller by bestselling author, Jeffrey S. Stephens, in consideration of a review that may be printed inside or on the book cover. Jeffrey Stephens has been hailed by some of The New York Times greatest bestselling authors, as you will see from the reviews below. With more intrigue, espionage and danger than should be allowed in one book, the next mission for protagonist Jordan Sandor will prove to be his deadliest yet! Vince Flynn, renowned New York Times bestselling author, described Stephens' work:  "Will keep you turning the pages all the way to its explosive ending." Please let me know if I may schedule an engaging interview with Jeffrey Stephens, or send me your postal address if you would like to receive an advance copy of his latest book for a review. Thank you. 
Mandy Dopp, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax 832.891.3524 Cell
mdopp@ascotmediagroup.com    www.ascotmedia.com 3.25.16

Spring is here

Spring is on the way and with it comes sunshine and vitamin D. While vitamin D generated by the sun, or gained through supplements, has several positive affects on the human body, it is becoming increasingly important for older adults and seniors to get their fill of the sunshine vitamin to help prevent disease. According to Dr. Reinhold Vieth, scientific advisor for the Vitamin D Society and professor at the University of Toronto , maintaining optimal levels of vitamin D all year long can help older adults and seniors prevent cognitive decline and Alzheimer disease. Methods to prevent the rise in Alzheimer’s disease couldn’t be more timely either, as the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada reports that 15% of Canadians 65 and older are affected and incidents of the disease is set to double to 1.4 million patients in the next 15 years. Research from the study “Vitamin D and the risk of dementia and Alzheimer disease” published in the Journal Neurology found that older adults who have low vitamin D levels are twice as likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer disease. The study concluded that, “Our results confirm that vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of all-cause dementia and Alzheimer disease.” Dr. Gerry Schwalfenberg a practicing M.D., and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Practice at the University of Alberta agrees with Dr. Vieth, and recommends vitamin D for his patients to help prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The Vitamin D Society advises adults to maintain an optimal blood level of vitamin D between 100-150 nmol/L, which can be generated by spending roughly 15 to 30 minutes in the sun in the mid-day hours from mid May to early October, when the UVI is >3, or daily D3 supplementation of up to 4,000 IU. If you would like to speak with Dr. Vieth or Dr. Schwalfenberg about the importance of vitamin D for older adults and seniors, I’d be happy to help make the arrangements. All the best, Erika Navarro, Communications Coordinator 3.25.16

Happy For No Reason,

Marci Shimoff , NY Times bestselling author of Happy For No Reason, has everything to be happy about as this week she launches Inkspirations for Women, the second in the coloring book series for adults published by the folks who brought you the original series phenomenon, Chicken Soup for the Soul.  And, to celebrate women, it launches just in time for Women's History Month. Women contribute so much to society in everything from medicine to running giant corporations, often while raising a family, and the inspirational quotes and beautiful designs in Shimoff's new book are sure to offer stress relief and provide a relaxing outlet to encourage creativity! Author Marci Shimoff makes a dynamic guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with her, or forward your mailing address if you would like a copy of her new book to review. Thank you. Kim Weiss, Director of Communications, HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher, 3201 SW 15 Street, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442, (800) 851-9100 ext. 212
kim.weiss@hcibooks.com
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The Marijuana Project 

Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of The Marijuana Project for consideration of a review today. Legalizing pot for medical use is a complex topic; with 25 years as a security expert and recent experience in the medical marijuana industry, author Brian Laslow has a great story to tell. His perspective is invaluable in any discussion of this timely subject. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Brian; if you'd like a copy of his book just send me your postal address. Thank you. Suzanne Johnson Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 3.23.16

Energy firms should maintain their investment

Despite falling revenues, energy firms should maintain their investment in risk management to reduce the potential for future major incidents and insurance claims, according to Marsh, a leading global insurance broker and risk adviser, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE:MMC). In a research report, Can Energy Firms Break the Historical Nexus Between Oil Price Falls and Large Losses?, launched today at the firm’s bi-annual National Oil Companies (NOC) conference in Dubai, Marsh analyzes the historical sequential correlation between oil price reductions, which led to energy firms cutting costs, including safety training and education, which in turn led to an occurrence of significantly larger insured losses in the following period. According to Marsh’s report, insured losses in the global upstream energy sector reached a peak in the 1980s, shortly after the price of Brent crude oil fell from US$35 to US$15 per barrel. In the late 1990s, this cycle occurred again when the price fell below US$10 per barrel and again in the years following the 2008 slump, when the price fell from more than US$100 to US$32 per barrel. See below or here for the full press release. Lee Ann  3.23.16

Yanic Truesdale

Both charming and handsome, Yanic Truesdale is best known for his memorable role as the uptight, high-brow French concierge 'Michel Gerard' to fanatic fans of the cult-classic, feel good family series "Gilmore Girls," currently being rebooted by Netflix, reuniting the colorful cast of characters including Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel in picturesque Stars Hallow. Audiences won't have to wait until the show's release to catch Yanic in his next role on YouTube Red original series "Sing It!," from the Fine Brothers and one of only three original series, a scripted 10-episode comedy that lovingly satirizes the reality singing competitions that have become a centerpiece of pop culture. We would love to arrange an interview to discuss the cutting edge new series and long awaited reunion of his Gilmore Girls family.    Born and raised in Montreal , Yanic fell into acting at the age of 17 when he decided on a whim to join a friend in auditioning for the National Theatre School of Canada. It very well may have been destiny for Truesdale being accepted to the prestigious institution and since then has pursued his passion for performing. He moved to Los Angeles and before he knew it he landed his first English-speaking role as Michel Gerard in "Gilmore Girls," in which he grabbed the attention of television audiences and Hollywood being hailed by TV Guide as "anything but ordinary." Since then, Yanic has starred in ABC's series Roommates" where he was nominated for "Best Actor in  A Comedy" for the Gemini Award - the Canadian equivalent of an Emmy.    While living in Los Angeles and traveling back-and-forth between Montreal Truesdale never found a gym that he could call home. He was looking for an atmosphere that was exciting and inspired to take their workouts to the next level. So, he took matters into his own hands and opened his own indoor cycling studio called "Spin Energie" in his home city which is frequented by the many celebrities that come to town including Ariana Grande and Lewis Hamilton.    The actor will be back in Montreal in April and we'd love to arrange an interview to discuss all his exciting upcoming projects and can be reached at AGPR@andersongrouppr.com to schedule. We look forward to hearing from you!  Thank You!  Nedda, Bess & Shay  Anderson Group 3.23.15

Bestselling Author Jeffrey S. Stephens Sends CIA Agent Jordan Sandor on a Rogue Mission

New York, NY, March 1, 2016 — In the newest thriller by bestselling author Jeffrey S. Stephens, CIA agent Jordan Sandor is on a mission that blends non-stop suspense, intrigue and danger. Rogue
Mission (Post Hill Press, April 26, 2016 ) takes readers on a mission more complex and with more at stake for Sandor than any he has ever faced. From Bermuda to the United Kingdom , from France to the deserts of Iraq , Jordan must face down villains both known and unknown, recognized and hidden, as he struggles to prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of innocent people. Needing help as never before, Sandor calls upon his usual group of talented associates, as well as top CIA analyst Beth Sharrow, a former lover still willing to risk her life and career to help Sandor. The action begins on the first page and does not end until the explosive climax.About the Author Jeffrey S. Stephens is the author of the Jordan Sandor series, which also includes Targets of Deception, Targets of Opportunity and Targets of Revenge. A native of the Bronx , Stephens now lives with his wife Nancy in Greenwich , Connecticut where they raised their two sons, Graham and Trevor.  Rogue Mission : A Jordan Sandor Thriller By Jeffrey S. Stephens On sale April 26, 2016 Post Hill Press Hardcover $26.00 ISBN: 9781618688132

Praise for Jeffrey S. Stephens Novels:

Vince Flynn, #1 New York Times bestselling author: "Will keep you turning the pages all the way to its explosive ending." Robert K. Tanenbaum, New York Times bestselling author: "Targets of Revenge takes the
Jordan Sandor series to the next level...you simply will not be able to put this book down." Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author: "Lush, lusty, fascination and smart. A pulse-pounding treat." Kirkus Reviews: "Stephens lays out his story in orderly fashion, with one action scene neatly following another. The pace of [Targets of Revenge] is Bourne-like...The tale maintains our interest...skillfully rendered...." Publishers Weekly: "In Stephens's solid second Jordan Sandor thriller...the explosive finale will leave readers more than satisfied." Booklist Online: "Targets of Opportunity is a plot-driven, action-heavy  thriller that will appeal to fans of Vince Flynn and Brad Thor." Publishers Weekly: "Regular series hero Jordan Sandor goes up against Arab-inspired terrorism. Stephens also involves the North Koreans in a major way, adding a new emphasis and making [Targets of Opportunity] fresh and original." The Mystery Gazette: "The stupendous second Sandor thriller...is a great action tale...The story line is fast-paced and never slows down...Readers will relish this taut suspense thriller." Steve Alten, New York Times bestselling author of Meg and The Shell Game: "Jeffrey Stephens takes the reader on a fast-paced tale of international intrigue and suspense in this, his first novel. With a terrific lead character in Jordon Sandor, and many plot twists, I look forward to watching Stephens develop as a top-notch author." Suspense Magazine: "A globe-­trotting adventure...Targets of Revenge is like a big summer action movie. There are last-second escapes, plot twists, and double crosses that keep the plot moving quickly... [Sandor] is the CIA version of Dirty Harry. Anyone who has enjoyed the first two will want to read Sandor's latest adventure." Hope all is well! I wanted to check-in to see if you are planning any spring/summer travel stories or have any in the works? 3.25.16

Recalibrate for Life 2.0: Transition Stories for Business Leaders

By Susan K. Spaulding - DISCOVERING THE 'WHAT' IN 'WHAT'S NEXT'—EXPERT'S NEW BOOK DELIVERS UNTRADITIONAL APPROACH TO THE "R-WORD:" RETIREMENT

After years as a business owner, a CEO, or any kind of corporate executive, how do you reinvent yourself when the time comes to retire? With roughly 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 everyday for the next 19 years, for some, the next chapter of life will be a journey of self-discovery and recalibrating. By tackling the emotional issues that come with shifting roles and identifying ways to engage with a larger community, Recalibrate for Life 2.0: Transition Stories for Business Leaders guides readers to discovering the fun, excitement, and rewards that accompany a very untraditional approach to the "r-word." Finding out the "what" in the "what's next" was the spark that ignited Recalibrate for Life 2.0. As a boomer and owner of a successful market research firm, Susan Spaulding was used to finding answers to tough questions about human behavior. Based on the stories of others in search of 'Life 2.0,' Spaulding uses a simple, but powerful set of tools for helping others recalibrate for a deeper sense of self and purpose. In Recalibrate for Life 2.0, there are conversations with fourteen C-level corporate leaders and business owners who disclose with honesty their insights, ideas and strategies as they carve out a path to a life change. Following the conversations, there's a summary of key takeaways and questions to ask yourself along with a simple, three-step plan that will jumpstart the process to 'Life 2.0.' "As I transitioned from 80-hour workweeks and days spent in airports, I recognized I was just one of 10,000 Baby Boomers "retiring" every day. I've helped businesses recalibrate and redefine their brands so I started wondering, 'Could I do it for myself? Could I help others to do the same?,'" Spaulding recalls. Further expanding on the insights found in Recalibrate for Life 2.0, Spaulding is also available for interviews and commentary to discuss: There's life after the "r-word!" How to find your new sense of self through  revitalized feelings of purpose and identity after leaving a successful career Leveraging the power of experimentation and community as an outlet for this self-discovery Her own unique journey from business owner to business partner to a solopreneur. Key tips and tools for identifying the "what" in "what's next" And much more! Susan Spaulding is an award-winning businesswoman, consultant, and published author of the new book, Recalibrate for Life 2.0. Her consulting firm, Recalibrate Strategies, LLC, was founded immediately upon leaving her partnership position in a top 50 global marketing research firm, where she had merged her brand performance consulting firm, Market Directions. Spaulding's work as a business strategist, innovative market consultant, and master facilitator focuses on leveraging insights about a business, its brands, its customers, and the market into practical understanding that truly informs decisions about a business. This 'business recalibration' inspired her to help others — and herself — find "what's next" after retirement, and is the basis of her new book. For more information on Spaulding and her work, please visit www.recalibratestrategies.com and connect on LinkedIn and Twitter. Recalibrate for Life 2.0 can be purchased from Amazon and other major online booksellers. It has been said the key to a healthy life is a healthy spine. However, 80% of us will experience spinal problems in our lifetime. Many of these problems can be prevented by maintaining good spinal health. My clients, Dr. Evelyn Haworth and her husband Kelly Haworth, health and wellness experts and inventors of the Tru-Align Body System are dedicated to helping people strengthen their spines, improve posture and alignment and ease back pain without the need of expensive treatments, surgeries or pills.  Are you interested in setting up an interview with them for any possible spinal health stories you might be working on?  Dr. Haworth is a renown chiropractor from the Chicagoland area and her Tru-Align Body System is helping people nationwide improve their spinal health. I have included a full release about them below. The product is truly amazing! Please let me know if you are interested. You can also check out them out at www.kacelia.com.--Nicki 3.22.16

10,000 baby boomers turning 65 everyday

With the roughly 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 everyday for the next 19 years, for some, the next chapter of life will be a journey of self-discovery and recalibrating. After years as a business owner, a CEO, or any kind of corporate executive, how do you reinvent yourself when the time comes to retire? Award-winning businesswoman and consultant Susan Spaulding tackles the emotional issues that come with shifting roles and identifying ways to engage with a larger community in her new book, Recalibrate for Life 2.0: Transition Stories for Business Leaders. The book guides readers to discovering the fun, excitement, and rewards that accompany a very untraditional approach to the "r-word." Would you be interested in doing a write up on this? Susan is available for interviews and commentary to discuss: There's life after the "r-word!" How to find your new sense of self through revitalized feelings of purpose and identity after leaving a successful career Leveraging the power of experimentation and community as an outlet for this self-discovery Her own unique journey from business owner to business partner to a solopreneur Key tips and tools for identifying the "what" in "what's next" Below you'll find a full press release with more info and check out the book on Amazon here. Looking forward to your feedback, Best, Marissa Madill SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. marissa@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 ext. 314 3.22.16

Dr. George S. Glass's latest books

I would like to send you a complimentary copy of either of Dr. George S. Glass's latest books in consideration of a review. Less than 50% of children today grow up with both biological parents, creating a need to more easily blend families without spoiling the kids. Dr. Glass's latest two books, Successfully Blending Families and The Overparenting Epidemic, offer expert advice presented in a simple, easy-to-understand format that parents can readily apply.  
Dr. Glass makes a great guest. Please let me know if I may schedule an informative interview with him, or please forward your mailing address if you would like a copy of one of his books for a review. Thank you. Terry Plumb Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 office 832.569.5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 3.22.16

Simply Gum: Simply

Are you looking for any environmentally conscious products for upcoming Earth Day stories you might be working on?  If so, I have included some information on a few that would be a perfect fit.  If you are interested in learning more about any of these products or seeing samples for review please let me know! Simply Gum: Simply Gum is making going green more delicious than ever with its line of all natural, biodegradable chewing gum.  Not only does the all natural ingredients make it better for your body than the average gum but it is also better for the environment.  Simply Gum is free from any artificial ingredients including plastic which helps in reducing the amount of plastic waste each year that conventional gum is contributing to.  With a variety of flavors such as mint, cinnamon, fennel licorice, maple, ginger, and coffee, you are sure to find one that will delight your tastebuds. Simply Gum can be purchased online through www.simplygum.com and retail for $14.99/6 pack. Million Mile Light: FlipBelt has created the first ever running safety light that is powered solely by motion.  With every step its wearer takes, it creates a burst of renewable energy that lights up the device. The Million Mile Light is guaranteed to work as long as you do.  Compact and weatherproof, the battery free light provides up to 200 meters of visibility, keeping you safe and seen during your early morning or late night exercises.  The Million Mile Light can be purchased at retailers across the nation or online at www.flipbelt.comIt retails at $22.99. Rollors: Crafted out of New Zealand wood from sustainable forests, Rollers offers eco-friendly fun for the entire family.  The addicting outdoor lawn game consists of wooden disks along with a wooden goal at each end.  The game combines the rolling motion of Bocce Ball with the goal system of horseshoes.  It can be neatly and conveniently packed into its portable bag to make it easy to bring along to any park, party, or other outdoor event.  Rollers retails at $49.95 and can be purchased online at www.rollors.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas PR Account Assistant  www.veteranpr.com 3.19.16

Spring is here

Spring is almost here, and many people will jump into the annual spring cleaning ritual in their homes and offices, trashing the old and getting rid of the clutter.  But how many people will be spring cleaning their minds, or getting mentally organized? Steve Siebold is a psychological performance and mental toughness coach and author of 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of The World Class.  He says if you’re not mentally organized, you’ll be wallowing around unclear about what you want and unsure if you’re competent enough to get it. Siebold’s tips to get mentally organized: -        Seek solitude: Human beings need recovery strategies if they are going to be at their best, day in and day out.  One of the best spring cleaning strategies for the mind is the act of solitude – or simply getting away and getting quiet because it creates more space between your thoughts and helps you escape the bondage of excessive cognition. Even just 20 to 30 minutes a day will be very beneficial. -        Master Time Management: With the busy lives we lead, one of the best things anyone can do is take control of their time.  The key is to use time, rather than allowing time to use you.  No one can truly manage time, yet everyone can better manage activities. -        Compartmentalize Your Emotions: Perhaps the greatest spring cleaning trick is compartmentalization of your emotions.  This is the ability to manage multiple problems and maintain emotional control while solving each problem individually.  Don’t get bogged down in every little detail of every little problem and become overwhelmed.  While amateurs get tangled in emotions, the pros are grounded in logical problem solving. -        Be More Decisive: The problem with indecisiveness is it clogs the mind and reduces self- confidence. Stop being timid and lacking confidence in your own abilities. Instead, become courageous and confident.  Learn to make a decision and be fully responsible for the outcome.  Decision-making skills are like muscles: they can only be built through use. -        Learn to Forgive: If you really want to free your mind, learn to forgive. While most people plot revenge, champions learn to release their enemies and move on. Make a list of all the people you feel have slighted you to some degree, and give yourself the gift of a lifetime by forgiving them. You don’t have to tell them; simply forgive them in your heart by coming to terms that we are all fallible human beings. -        Have more fun: One of the keys to spring cleaning the mind is to have more fun. Do things that encompass your natural talents, abilities, and, most of all, your passions.  No matter how busy you are, set time for fun each day and better yet, find a job that you see as fun.  -        Think bigger: Most people think about how to survive with the least amount of pain and struggle.  Ask most people around you what they think about at any given time, and you might be surprised to learn how many people think about just getting by.  Stop selling yourself short!  If you’re going to be thinking, you may as well think big!  Don’t see the world as a scary place; see it as an exciting adventure. “The benefits of spring cleaning the mind and mental organization will reduce procrastination, improve concentration, improve your ability to prioritize and improve overall efficiency,” Siebold says.  “In addition, you’ll see a better work/life balance, less stress and increased peace of mind.” I’m happy to put you in touch with Steve to talk more about spring cleaning the mind and mental organization. Or feel free to use his tips with proper attribution. www.mentaltoughnesssecrets.com  Thanks for your consideration! Jack Allen 954-821-3434 jack@serbinmedia.com 3.19.15

Latest EliteSingles study

I hope that all is well with you today. I wanted to share with you the results of our latest EliteSingles study – a look at which Canadian singles are the funniest in each province. It may interest you to learn that, in Quebec , it was singles from the small town of L'ÎlePerrot that took top honours.I thought that this victory might make for a good story for your readers – particularly with World Happiness Day coming up on the 20th of March. After all, humour and happiness so often go hand in hand! I’ve attached the full results of the 170,000 person study below (including a map showing the funniest cities in each province).  Please feel free to share the results and the map with your readers, linking to our write up of the study results if at all possible (https://www.elitesingles.ca/en/mag/single-life/funniest-canadians). Please note, you can find a high quality, downloadable version of the map here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3YL9LNNZLOOR3djb1RWLUpZVGc/view?usp=sharing.  If you’ve got any further questions about the study, if you’d prefer to see the French version of this study, or if you’d like the map as a separate, high quality jpg sent to your email, please just let me know. Thanks, and have a great day. Yours sincerely, Sophie Watson, EliteSingles Research Team. Predator Nutrition, one of the leading sports nutrition companies in the United Kingdom has achieved a 33% increase in average order value using a 360 degree loyalty program. Predator Nutrition implemented a modern day loyalty program where they rewarded points not just for purchases but also for recommending Predator Nutrition to a friend, reviewing products and following on social media networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. Customers who actively engaged with the loyalty program and redeemed points added 33% onto their orders (AOV) and bought 1.7 times more often than other clientele who hadn't yet redeemed points. The attached press release highlighting the success of loyalty program for Predator Nutrition can also be viewed here.Let me know if you would like to know more/ talk to Predator Nutrition on this. Best Regards, Nidhi Garg, Marketing Manager, ShopSocially 3.19.16

Products for upcoming Earth Day stories

Are you looking for any environmentally conscious products for upcoming Earth Day stories you might be working on?  If so, I have included some information on a few that would be a perfect fit.  If you are interested in learning more about any of these products or seeing samples for review please let me know! Simply Gum: Simply Gum is making going green more delicious than ever with its line of all natural, biodegradable chewing gum.  Not only does the all natural ingredients make it better for your body than the average gum but it is also better for the environment.  Simply Gum is free from any artificial ingredients including plastic which helps in reducing the amount of plastic waste each year that conventional gum is contributing to.  With a variety of flavors such as mint, cinnamon, fennel licorice, maple, ginger, and coffee, you are sure to find one that will delight your tastebuds. Simply Gum can be purchased online through www.simplygum.com and retail for $14.99/6 pack. Million Mile Light: FlipBelt has created the first ever running safety light that is powered solely by motion.  With every step its wearer takes, it creates a burst of renewable energy that lights up the device. The Million Mile Light is guaranteed to work as long as you do.  Compact and weatherproof, the battery free light provides up to 200 meters of visibility, keeping you safe and seen during your early morning or late night exercises.  The Million Mile Light can be purchased at retailers across the nation or online at www.flipbelt.comIt retails at $22.99. Rollors: Crafted out of New Zealand wood from sustainable forests, Rollers offers eco-friendly fun for the entire family.  The addicting outdoor lawn game consists of wooden disks along with a wooden goal at each end.  The game combines the rolling motion of Bocce Ball with the goal system of horseshoes.  It can be neatly and conveniently packed into its portable bag to make it easy to bring along to any park, party, or other outdoor event.  Rollers retails at $49.95 and can be purchased online at www.rollors.com. Warmly, Janie Thomas PR Account Assistant www.veteranpr.com 3.19.16

The landscape of the retail market has not only changed

The landscape of the retail market has not only changed it is evolving and what shoppers will experience in five years will almost seem surreal in North America .  Being ahead of the curve in understanding the demographics, marketing and the pop-up shop craze will be critical. PSFK Malls in the Future Montreal is hosting a forum to discuss a mall platform near the city and NYC-based Melissa Gonzalez, prominent retail strategist, "Pop-Up Shop" guru, founder of the Lionesque Group, and now author of the new book, The Pop Up Paradigm: How Brands Build Human Connections in a Digital Age has been asked to attend and give her retail and marketing expertise tips. "The Customer is the 'New Channel'.  It's no longer a multi-channel or even omni-channel world, today retailers are realizing the Customer is the channel," says Gonzalez. Large and small brands need to think about personalized merchandising on their shelves, seamless commerce with on-demand fulfillment, virtual reality experiences and customization via 3-D printing in stores. Gonzalez is available for face-to-face interviews on March 16th and 17th and via phone at any time. In an eye-opening and fun interview Gonzalez will discuss: Open source commerce: brands/companies need to collaborate in order to make data work. Hyper local communities for American brands such as Athleta offering free yoga classes in certain store locations, Nike Community stores or the local bike shop whose storefront sells healthy food and coffee while you browse. What pop-up shops with larger brands from the US you may see in Montreal in the future. Pop-up shop experience what is the ROI for the brand and what do you learn from the customer. Customer empowered shopping with hyper-customization: 3D printing, where we are now and where it's going. Virtual and augmented shopping experiences – what brands are doing it and are they impacting the ROI. Other trends to keep online and brick and mortar businesses ahead of the spending curve Anshari, Gonzalez is available immediately to answer questions and for interviews. Advance copies of her book are also available. Her full bio follows below my signature line. My best, Janet Shapiro, Sr. Account Executive/Team Leader, SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books Janet@smithpublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x320  USA • TORONTO  A former Wall Street Executive, Gonzalez is the founder of The Lionesque Group, a firm of pop up shop experts who have produced more than 100 retail experiences in New York City , Los Angeles , and the Hamptons . Some of her clients include major brands such as COTY/Marc Jacobs, CAT Footwear, J. Hilburn, and Food52, and she reflects on her work in her book, The Pop-Up Paradigm: How Brands Can Build Human Connections in a Digital Age. In 2015 she was awarded Innovator of the Year for pop-up retail experiences by Retail Touchpoints. And, in 2014, her work was honored with the CLIO Image Award for experiential engagement, and was a finalist for the New York Design Award for marketing and branded experiences.  She has also been awarded the Wall Street Journal's Donor of the Day, one of the top 20 Most Inspiring People in New York City , and one of the Top 100 Young CEO's by Our Time's White House Initiative. A true visionary, Gonzalez is also the co-founder of THE MARKET at the Roger Smith Hotel, and an advisor to start ups, TheStoreFront.com and Fotofwd. She is also a guest blogger on pop-up and immersive retail strategies for various outlets, and holds a degree from Pennsylvania State University . Learn more at www.lionesquegroup.com and connect with Gonzalez on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. 3.16.16

FlipBelt is excited to announce

FlipBelt is excited to announce the release of their uniquely designed water bottles that fit comfortably in any FlipBelt, giving you a hands free way carry your water with you while you workout.   Already one of the most popular fitness accessories on the market, FlipBelt is now offering a convenient way to carry water during your workouts with you hands free!  Their Water Bottles are specially sized to slip into the FlipBelt's handy storage pocket for easy and convenient hydration on the run and in the sun. Retails for $8.99-$13.99. Can we send you samples to consider for any of your upcoming stories? Release is below or visit www.flipbelt.com.  -- Nicki Thomas Veteran PR P. 708-733-0728 E. nicki@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com  Find  us on Facebook:  Here Follow us on Twitter: Here 3.16.16

 Diverse independent food and drink options

Hope all is well! .Attached is a media release featuring the diverse independent food and drink options within the Waterloo region in Ontario . These hidden gems are a foodies dream as they feature local food and drink from the Waterloo Region!\\ If you would like to talk with speak with Minto Schneider, CEO of Waterloo Tourism, just let me know and I can set that up for you. Cheers, Lauren Dam,Public Relations Intern 63 Church Street, Suite 203  |  St. Catharines , ON , Canada  | L2R 3C4 Main: 905.682.7203 ext 230 F: 905.682.7481  E: ldam@enterprisecanada.com W: www.enterprisecanada.com    4.16.16

Next time you see a group of children, consider this:

Next time you see a group of children, consider this: 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are a victim of sexual abuse. But that is only the first few lines of a story that can – and does – turn toward hope and the transformative power of creating a strong, loving family. Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of House of Fire, a powerful book about incest, healing, and transformation for consideration of a review. Sexual abuse doesn't define author Elizabeth di Grazia. She survives and thrives despite being abused and twice impregnated by family members. She will quickly tell you she is much bigger than her story. Your audience will be inspired by her courage and her passion. Take a look at the press release below and send me your postal address to receive a review copy, or call me to schedule an interview. Thank you. Meet Elizabeth here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETdYEvtPO70  Terry Plumb, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 3.16.16

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air and Matador has released a unique line of brand new amazing products for making life easier on the go! Check them out below and let me know if I can send you over a sample! I absolutely love this brand for making life easier when on the road, traveling or just hanging out!  --  Leah Cybulski, Senior Public Relations Account Executive  ChicExecs Public Relations & Channel Management - CHICAGO ChicBlvd Inc. LLC 3.15.16

On March 27th breakout U.K.

On March 27th breakout U.K. artist Jonas Blue will be in Montreal to play Bal En Blanc for his first time ever!
Blue’s dramatic re-imaging of Tracy Chapman’s classic song “Fast Car” (featuring Dakota) is the hottest new song of 2016 on Spotify, with more than 75 million streams worldwide and over one million streams per week in the
U.S. alone. “Fast Car” went to #1 on Spotify’s U.S. Viral chart and is currently in the Top 15 of the Spotify Global Top 50 chart. The up-and-coming producer takes his musical cues from pop and classic dance music, as well as from the Tropical House sounds of producers such as Felix Jaehn, Lost Frequencies and Kygo. Blue’s latest single came about when he had the idea to recreate one of his mother’s favorite songs, which he remembered hearing on repeat as a child. Crafting the music came naturally to him, but the difficult part was finding a voice with the richness and depth that made the original so special.  On an autumn night in an East London pub, Blue heard a unique, bluesy voice coming from the basement. He immediately knew he'd found the singer for his version of “Fast Car.'” That singer was Dakota. The very next day she was in the studio with him to record the song, and the results were just what he had hoped for. If you were interested in chatting with him, please let me know and we'll set something up! Fast Car - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbylJ3Ai7-M  Cheers, Mavis Harris, Manager, Communications, 2450 Victoria Park Avenue , Toronto , ON M2J 5H3 , Office: 416.718.4107  Mobile : 416.904.2830  mavis.harris@umusic.com 3.16.16

Wharton School Fellow, Dr. Mario Moussa

Please review the below article by Wharton School Fellow, Dr. Mario Moussa and Wharton Business School Lecturers and Senior Consultants, Dr. Derek Newberry and Madeline Boyer, "The Five Biggest Teamwork Ills," offered to you for publication. According to their article, "if you're like many who have done the boulder moving exercise at a corporate retreat, you should be learning about teamwork. As others join you, the collective rope-pulling effort seems to demonstrate the point. Little by little, the boulder starts moving until it nudges over the 30-foot mark. But you notice something. With each additional person who contributes to the effort, the boulder moves faster, but not as fast as you would have imagined. By the time the tenth person steps up, you feel the group is barely pulling harder than when it was only six, even though everyone seems to be working hard. This well-documented phenomenon, social loafing, is an issue that plagues any group of individuals working together, but it isn't the only one. Knowing what to look out for can be half the battle. Below are the top Five Biggest Teamwork Ills, and some prescriptions to help you avoid them." I'd love to have you share this unique perspective with your readers. Please let me know if you have any interest in the piece. Dr. Moussa, Dr. Newberry and Boyer would also be available for an interview or to provide expert commentary on this topic. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum, 856-489-8654 x302 erin@smithpublicity.com 3.16.16

My name is Sasha Lampert

Hope this email finds you well! My name is Sasha Lampert and I wanted to introduce myself as I work with Omni Hotels & Resorts. Every summer, Omni Hotels & Resorts launches a campaign surrounding a specific ingredient – this year is all about Maple. In preparation, the F&B Director and Omni’s culinary team will do an immersion trip in Montreal to gain a deeper understanding of the ingredient by visiting maple producers and experts to learn more about the history and tradition of maple harvesting. The team will be in Montreal on Friday, April 1st and Saturday, April 2nd – and we wanted to invite you to join along, should you be available! It’s an exciting time for maple. Chefs and consumers alike are learning about the nutritional merits of maple and are finding innovative ways to use the natural sweetener in cooking, mixology, and more. I’ve included a general outline of the team’s itinerary. If you would be interested in participating at any time throughout this trip, please let us know and we would be happy to provide additional information!. Friday April 1, 2016 9:00am – 11:30am :          Tour of Citadel (Maple Delights & Co.)   12:30 – 2:00pm :                 Lunch at Bouchon (Créatif de l’érable, Boucherville 2:30pm – 4:30pm :            Discover the harmonies of flavors that make maple syrup one gourmet ingredients most sought after by creative maple, great leaders to the simple blue-cords!  4:30pm – 5:30pm :            Mixology with Fabien Maillard  Saturday April 2, 2016   9:00am – 10:00am :          Sports Nutritionist Melanie Olivier  Looking forward to hearing from you.  Best,  Sasha Lampert, Account Coordinator  56 West 22nd Street , 3rd Fl, New York , NY 10010  t: 212.255.6717 • d: 212.257.7829   bullfrogandbaum.com 3.16.16

As we move toward November's elections,

As we move toward November's elections, here's a fresh perspective on something everybody's talking about: please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of Work and Wealth in Scripture for consideration of a review. While most candidates profess a vague belief in Biblical teachings, historian Larry Clayton pins down the specific wisdom, chapter and verse, to give your audience a better understanding of what God expects of us in the way we organize ourselves and deal with realities of our world. His scholarly view is invaluable in any discussion of the intersection between politics and religion. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Larry; if you'd like a copy of his book just send me your postal address. Thank you. Suzanne Johnson Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone
832.569.5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 3.16.16

Any work for me as a writer?

My name is Vlad Shapiro and I am a senior at McGill University with a passion for writing and economics. I am writing this email to inquire about whether The Montreal Tribune would potentially be interested in having a volunteer contributor who would write about topics related to economics, finance and international trade. I love to write and this would simply provide me with an opportunity to showcase my work. I have been published in the past with smaller newspapers so I have a good amount of experience in this matter. Attached to this email is an example of an 800 word op ed I wrote for a small American publication that asked me to argue for the inefficiency of fiscal expansions during recessions. Please let me know what you think, Vlad Shapiro, 3.11.15

Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau,

The Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, a division of the North Country Chamber of Commerce, and the City of Plattsburgh welcomes the EVP® Tour back to the Adirondack Coast for the EVP® Adirondack Coast Pro-Am beach volleyball tournament, July 22-23, 2016 .  The event will take place on Plattsburgh City Beach for a third consecutive year of fun and competition in the sand! 3.11.16

Financing a walking dead Bombardier

No matter how Bombardier gets the people (Canadians) paying in order to stay afloat it will still continue to lose money, but maybe if they change their (Bombardier) system of hiring executives running the company, this time look for them from down south. Not enough Quebecois are qualified "yet" to handle such an international company competing with at least 10 airplane makers around the world. As I am an international trader (have) accumulated enough knowledge and experience in the business, I recommend that the government should focus their attention in the small and medium size businesses that are not going to survive much longer due to high operational cost and multi level taxes (city, provincial and federal) , for they are the economic base of the country. And to understand what I am saying, drive around any city like Montreal , you'd find they are all over the city barely alive and most had already closed operation replaced by "A Louer" signs. There must be an exodus of brains down south for the last twenty years and Quebec is left with just biscuits. Jose Bonifacio

http://www.stroke.org/BrainAlert

I came across this page of your site http://www.montrealtribune.com/page_01.html and noticed that you are linking to http://www.stroke.org/BrainAlert and other resources for the physically disabled. I wanted to thank you for these efforts – this is a mission I have been deeply involved in as well. If I may have just a moment of your time, I wanted to talk to you about an underserved segment among the physically disabled – and also suggest an addition to your page. Disabled individuals suffer unique challenges with mental health, addiction and access to treatment. While there are many unique mental health resources available, none of them are comprehensive and specifically tailored to the physically disabled. After research across the resources available on the web, the AAC team noticed the absence of a centralized resource designed to help understand the basics of mental health, alcohol use and addiction within this demographic and offer guidance on navigating support systems. They decided to fill this gap of knowledge. The result is this page: http://sunrisehouse.com/addiction-demographics/physically-disabled/ This page summarizes available governmental, organizational and other resources and makes them easily accessible to those searching for assistance. It includes dozens of the latest studies and external resources for the physically disabled seeking assistance. We hope that the quality of this page and the importance of the subject matter merits inclusion on your page alongside the other resources you have provided – or elsewhere on your website. Thank you so much for your time. If you have the chance, please let me know what we need to do to have this page included as a resource. If you are not responsible for modifications to this page, apologies for the miscommunication, and I would greatly appreciate it if you could point me in the right direction. Thank you, Ashley Knowles outreach@advocatesforhealth.org 3.10.16

NFB's commitment to gender equality in filmmaking,

Attached is a press release announcing the NFB's commitment to gender equality in filmmaking, along with a backgrounder, our commissioner Claude Joli-Coeur's speech at today's event at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, and some supporting images.  As the announcement is being made around 2pm PT/ 5pm ET , we ask that you please hold any coverage/social media activity until that time out of respect for the event. Thanks and happy International Women's Day,  ~jennifer  Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NFB_Jennifer   Publicist, Communications | Communications, National Film Board of Canada | Office National du Film du Canada 150 John Street , Toronto , ON   M5V 3C3 | 150, rue John, Toronto , ON   M5V 3C3 E-Mail  j.mair@nfb.ca   Telephone 416.954.2045  Cell  416.436.0105  Facsimile: 416.973.7459   www.nfb.ca | www.onf.ca  Government of Canada I Gouvernement du Canada  Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NFB_Jennifer  3.10.16

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a treat better than a pot of gold! IHOP Restaurants feels the "Luck of the Irish" through love from its devoted fans. To pay it forward, IHOP is offering guests an opportunity to score $1 short stacks of their world-famous buttermilk pancakes to anyone who is wearing visible articles of green clothing, throughout the day on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th. Please see the press release below for more information. If you would like to stop by your local IHOP location to take photos, and join in on the St. Patty's fun, we would be happy to coordinate that for you. Thank you, Farida Waquar, Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600  fwaquar@willscom.com 3.10.16

No Family Tree For Me

Please let me know if you would like a copy of children's book, No Family Tree For Me in consideration of a review.  Written by popular
Southern California radio personality and public speaker, "Afternoon T," the book highlights adoption and blended families in a non-traditional sense.  Additionally, please let me know if you would be interested in interviewing the author and I'm happy to make the arrangements.  Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Caroline Jones  Ascot Media Group  Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 3.10.16

Evangelist Stephen Evans

Evangelist Stephen Evans has made it his life's work to spread word of God's miracles across the globe. So that he can continue his extraordinary work and provide much-needed supplies to poor nations, we are asking your help in getting word out on the 11th Annual Light of Life International Golf Tournament, a fundraiser that will take place in
Fort Worth , TX , on Saturday, May 9. For details, please see: http://www.planmygolfevent.com/28733-loligolf2016/index.html    I would also like to send a copy of Stephen's new book, Fire Starters and Rain Crusaders, a chronicle of his amazing worldwide crusade, in consideration of a review from you. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an enlightening interview with Stephen, or forward your mailing address to receive a review copy of the book. Thank you. Richard W. Harmer
Ardent Creative, Inc. 440 S Main Street Fort Worth, TX 76104 Tel 817.348.9049 Cell 817.937.5359 richard@ardentcreative.com www.ardentcreative.com 3.10.16

Reversed search engine

How would you feel about trying a reversed search engine for your next trip? That means typing in your city of departure rather than your destination. It's a seemingly simple idea that might change the way thousands of people travel. Do you remember the last time you said, "Let's go somewhere for the weekend!"..? In the end, you propably stayed home or went to visit grandma. Not too expensive, not too far from home.. although it's nice to see the family, a change of scenery would have been a little more exciting! Next time, try NightSwapping's reversed search engine and find a surprise destination for your weekend! Type in where you're leaving from Let us know how far you're willing to go (a good way to manage your budget) Our website will suggest weekend destinations and places to stay with local hosts! Give it a try and improvize your next weekend away! (+ you can even bring grandma) Read our press release to learn more Quentin MITTELETTE +33 (0)4 37 92 93 93 3.08.16

Heard of Canada Blooms

Hope you're well. I thought this might interest you. Chances are you've heard of Canada Blooms, but have you heard of PickOntario? Visit PickOntario at booth G2 from March 11-20, 2016 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place in Toronto . Learn about Ontario grown flowers and plants and why supporting Ontario floriculture is important for you, your family, local communities and the environment. See media release below for more information on PickOntario and their various activities at the 20th Annual Canada Blooms. Be among the lucky winners to walk away with a beautiful Ontario grown bouquet. If you'd like to speak with a PickOntario representative, please let me know. Radio and TV interviews also available. Thanks, Erika Navarro 3.08.16

  Old fashion “R ‘n’ R”.

I thought this might interest you and your audience. Pack up the kids and the rest of the family and head to Ontario ’s cottage country this March Break for fun events, activities, and some old fashion “R ‘n’ R”. Resident of Muskoka, Karen Wehrstein, offers a list of what’s happening during the last stretch of winter: Outdoor Adventures Delight the kids with a dog sled adventure, and head out with one of the many mushers in the region. Lace up for some skating at Muskoka Lakes Winery’s new Ice Trail in Bala.  Spend the week at Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area, near Huntsville . Skiing hours are extended during March Break, from 9am to 6pm , and ski/snowboard camps for kids are offered during the break. Cycling fans can try winter’s fast-growing outdoor activity – fat biking. Arts, Culture & More The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts in Parry Sound has a great line-up for March Break. Visit the Bracebridge Sportplex for the Muskoka Arts and Crafts 39th Annual Spring Members Show, a brilliant showcase of artistry and artists’ demonstrations. ·          Check out the Muskoka Boat and Heritage Centre in Gravenhurst for its amazing KidZone and March Break camp. March Mayhem runs March 14-18, and features new themes each day. Spas & Wellness Click here for a list of spas in the Explorers’ Edge region and book some pampering today. Check out Yoga on Tap, a Vinyasa Flow session led by Muskoka Yoga Studio at Sawdust City Brewing Co. in Gravenhurst. Takes place March 13 at 10am  at Sawdust City ’s Saloon. Namaste – and cheers!  Maple Syrup Fun Find some sugar shack fun, including the one onsite at Deerhurst Resort. Check out the new Muskoka Maple Trail, a driving route from one sweet venue to another throughout the area that is open until April 23.  Return for the 1st annual Muskoka Maple Festival in downtown Huntsville on Saturday, April 23. Click here for a list of maple syrup producers located throughout the Explorers’ Edge region of Ontario . For more syrup-inspired recipes from some of the best eateries in Explorers’ Edge (maple crème brulé, anyone?), click here. Check out Karen’s post on the Explorers’ Edge website for more March Break Fun. To plan your March Break getaway to Ontario ’s cottage country, click here. For special offers, click here. For more information, please contact: Erika Navarro, Communications Coordinator 3.08.16

Try NightSwapping

How would you feel about trying a reversed search engine for your next trip?  That means typing in your city of departure rather than your destination. It's a seemingly simple idea that might change the way thousands of people travel. Do you remember the last time you said, "Let's go somewhere for the weekend!"..? In the end, you propably stayed home or went to visit grandma. Not too expensive, not too far from home.. although it's nice to see the family, a change of scenery would have been a little more exciting! Next time, try NightSwapping's reversed search engine and find a surprise destination for your weekend! Type in where you're leaving from Let us know how far you're willing to go (a good way to manage your budget) Our website will suggest weekend destinations and places to stay with local hosts! Give it a try and improvize your next weekend away! (+ you can even bring grandma) Read our press release to learn more Quentin MITTELETTE +33 (0)4 37 92 93 93  3.08.16

If you'll be covering SXSW

 Hope all is well! Reaching out to see if you'll be covering SXSW and if so, what your plans are. I wanted to make sure that Canadian Blast BBQ is on your radar. This year's lineup is absolutely not to be missed, featuring an array of eclectic, vibrant talent who are all seriously buzzing in their respective genres and beyond. Just a small taste of what the BBQ has to offer, stunning duo Milk & Bone are from French-speaking Canada (aka Quebec) and their haunting harmonies are catching ears internationally (they were The Guardian "Band of the Week" in the UK, Noisey just premiered a new track stateside, etc.). Their recent EP release was loved by both fans and industry alike in a pretty major way. Currently boasting over 2.1 million plays of focus track "Pressure" on Soundcloud and even more millions of plays on Spotify, the girls are also featured on Spotify's My SXSW Playlist and have recently toured with indie darlings like Yelle. I'd love to add you to our guest list for the always-epic Canadian Blast BBQ, highlighting killer acts like Arkells, The Lytics, The Zolas, Terra Lightfoot, Royal Canoe, and more! Would love to chat about potential preview coverage of the spectacular Canadian Blast BBQ, which happens courtesy of CIMA, the Canadian Independent Music Association. The Canadian Blast BBQ will take place on Wednesday, March 16th ( 2pm kickoff time) at the Big Top in Brush Square  and mark the start of a sure-to-be-unforgettable week in Austin . We can happily get you set up with chat time with any of these artists, get you promo photos, help connect you with anything you need, etc. Looking forward to hearing back! x Lindsay Roblesi | PR Coordinator, BMF Media | Cultural Engineers 30 E. 20th St. , 6th Fl, NY , NY 10003 o. 646.922.8111 | c. 845.742.2515 LindsayR@bmfmedia.com | BMFTalent.com  3.08.16

The Marijuana Project f
Please allow me to send you a complimentary copy of The Marijuana Project for consideration of a review today. Legalizing pot for medical use is a complex topic; with 25 years as a security expert and recent experience in the medical marijuana industry, author Brian Laslow has a great story to tell. His perspective is invaluable in any discussion of this timely subject. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Brian; if you'd like a copy of his book just send me your postal address. Thank you.  Suzanne Johnson  Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 3.06.15

Financing a walking dead Bombardier

No matter how Bombardier gets the people (Canadians) paying in order to stay afloat it will still continue to lose money, but maybe if they change their (Bombardier) system of hiring executives running the company, this time look for them from down south. Not enough Quebecois are qualified "yet" to handle such an international company competing with at least 10 airplane makers around the world. As I am an international trader (have) accumulated enough knowledge and experience in the business, I recommend that the government should focus their attention in the small and medium size businesses that are not going to survive much longer due to high operational cost and multi level taxes (city, provincial and federal) , for they are the economic base of the country. And to understand what I am saying drive around any city, like Montreal , you'd find they all over the city barely alive and most had already closed operation replaced by "A Louer" signs. There must be an exodus of brains down south for the last twenty years and Quebec is left with just biscuits. Jose Bonifacio  3.04.16

Children's book, Ghost in the Key of A: Pythagoras in consideration of a review.

Please let me know if you would like a copy of children's book, Ghost in the Key of A: Pythagoras in consideration of a review.  The book is written by popular
Southern California radio personality and public speaker, "Afternoon T."  Her interviews are dynamic!  I'd be happy to set something up – let me know what works for you.  Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.   Terry Plumb Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Phone  832-569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 3.01.16

Came across your very informative page: http://www.montrealtribune.com/editorial.htm 

I was looking for a few financial resources and came across your very informative page: http://www.montrealtribune.com/editorial.html  I noticed that one of the page you mentioned no longer exists: CBS MarketWatch- http://cbs.marketwatch.com/  I recently created a glossary of stock market terms and basic stock market concepts for students and beginning investors: http://www.wisestockbuyer.com/stock-market-terminology/ I've got great social media love on it and I think it would be a perfect replacement for that broken link. Happy to return the favor! Either way, keep up the good work up! Catherine Brock, Associate Professor, SWC 2.29.16

For single women wondering why another year has passed

For single women wondering why another year has passed and they're still single, maybe they're going about it all wrong... Author Pouline Middleton went through a divorce and a relationship with a cheating man before she had an epiphany: perhaps there is no one man that can fill a woman's three essential needs ─ good conversation, great sex, and a handyman to do work around the house!  She decided to experiment.  The result is her highly entertaining book, One Woman Three Men, based on her true-life story. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an entertaining interview with Pouline that is sure to resonate with single women in your audience. Also, I would be happy to send a complimentary copy, in either digital or printed format, in consideration of a review from you. Thank you. Dea Shandera-Hunter Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax 818.456.4585 Office 310.699.7880 Cell news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 2.26.16

Complimentary copy of Joe Klest's newly-released book

We would like to forward a complimentary copy of Joe Klest's newly-released book, The Whole Truth, in consideration of a review from you. Nobody takes on the issue of justice for child abuse victims like Joe Klest; in fact, he was responsible for one of the largest civil sexual abuse verdicts in our nation's history! While Klest held the Catholic Church accountable for its wrongdoing in their handling of sexual abuse by priests, he also acknowledges they are by no means alone ─ surveys and studies show equally high numbers in all religions and organizations, a fact that's supported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Joe Klest makes a great guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an enlightening interview with him, or forward your mailing address if you would like a copy of his book for a review. Thank you. Lissy Peace Lissy Peace & Associates Post Office Box 316586 Chicago, IL 60631
Direct: (312) 961-3431 LissyPeace@gmail.com www.lissypeace.com www.Facebook.com/LissyPeace & Associates 2.26.16

March is National Reading month

March is National Reading month and author Steve Alten is making a huge impact on reluctant teen readers. His novel, MEG, about a 70-foot, 70,000-pound prehistoric cousin of the great white shark, is being used by 10,000 high school teachers and was recently optioned as a motion picture from Warner Brothers. Steve is an entertaining and engaging guest. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him; if you'd like a copy of his book, just send me your postal address. Thank you!  Adopt-An-Author Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnic2VHmLfM   Trisha Pearson  Ascot Media Group  Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549  281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax
news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 2.26.16

We would like to forward a complimentary copy of Joe Klest's newly-released book

We would like to forward a complimentary copy of Joe Klest's newly-released book, The Whole Truth, in consideration of a review from you. Nobody takes on the issue of justice for child abuse victims like Joe Klest; in fact, he was responsible for one of the largest civil sexual abuse verdicts in our nation's history! While Klest held the Catholic Church accountable for its wrongdoing in their handling of sexual abuse by priests, he also acknowledges they are by no means alone ─ surveys and studies show equally high numbers in all religions and organizations, a fact that's supported by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Joe Klest makes a great guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an enlightening interview with him, or forward your mailing address if you would like a copy of his book for a review. Thank you. Lissy Peace Lissy Peace & Associates Post Office Box 316586 Chicago, IL 60631
Direct: (312) 961-3431 LissyPeace@gmail.com www.lissypeace.com www.Facebook.com/LissyPeace & Associates 2.26.16

Everyone wants more money, but most people don’t know how to make it happen

They go back to school, work harder, play the lottery and get frustrated always spinning their wheels but going nowhere fast.This is where Steve Siebold found himself 30 years ago, $50,000 in debt.  So he started interviewing wealthy people to see what he was doing wrong.  What he found 1,200 interviews and 30 years later turned into one of the largest case studies on the wealthy in his book How Rich People Think.  Steve found more than 100 differences how the rich look at money compared to the middle class, and he made many millions in between. 8 secrets of the wealthy that he found: -        Formal education isn’t required. The rich certainly respect formal education, but it’s not required to make money as an entrepreneur in today’s world.  The secret to making the big bucks: ideas that solve problems.  Since there is no shortage of ideas one can come up with, there is never a shortage of money.  -        Use logical and emotional thinking: The middle class blends emotional thinking in their decision making process, which clouds their judgment. The rich use left brain, logic-based, emotionless thinking to make decisions in regards to earning, investing and saving money. They use emotion to motivate themselves to take action. Both forms of thinking have value. The secret is to know when to use which, and avoid blending the two.   -        Expectations are everything: You get what you expect, and that’s true with money.  Most people have very low expectations when it comes to money.  Start thinking big.  Expect $100,000, $500,000 or even one-million dollars this year.  You might not make that much but you’ll be thinking big and more likely to attract the bigger bucks.  -        Stop being afraid: Most people are terrified by money because they’re always thinking about running out. Lose the fear and scarcity mindset and start seeing money for all the good things: freedom, opportunity, possibility and abundance. Life is a lot better when you have a positive association with money. -        Join the club: Consciousness is contagious.  If you wanted to lose weight, you would join a gym and get around fit people.  If you wanted to become more religious, you would join a church, temple or other religious body.  If you want to make more money, get around the wealthy.  Learn from them.  Watch how they do business.  Notice how they think about money. You’ll think you’re living on a different planet.   -        Vaccinate yourself from Either/Or Syndrome: Most us of have been told we can’t have it all, and we must choose between having a balanced life and being rich. The rich know you can have whatever you want, and through leverage you can earn more while working less.  -        Stop waiting for it: Many people think some outside force is going to make them rich. They think the money is just going to come to them.  They think maybe they’ll win the lottery.  Maybe they’ll inherit it.  The hero on the white horse isn’t going to come riding in to save the day. Stop waiting for your ship to come in and build your own ship. -        Use non-linear thinking to earn more money: Most of us are taught to trade hours for dollars, which is the reason the average person makes little money. The rich earn their fortunes tapping their creativity and coming up with new ideas that serve people and solve problems. It’s not how many hours you can work or the amount of midnight oil you can burn; it’s about training your mind to think about old problems in new ways. Would you be interested in speaking to Steve about the mindset of the wealthy and more of their secrets?  If so, I’m happy to arrange it.   www.howrichpeoplethinkbook.com   Thanks!   Alex Smith   954-821-3434  alex@serbinmedia.com 2.25.16

RE: Where have all the bricklayers gone?

Hope you’re well.  Thought I would drop a line to see if you would be interested in speaking with Bob Sanders, president of MasonryWorx (www.masonryworx.com). For years, we have heard about skilled trade shortages.  Electricians, plumbers, drywallers and the list goes on.  Like these trades, bricklayers are also in heavy demand. After increasing significantly during the first decade of the 2000s, the number of bricklayers decreased thereafter. According to Altus Group Economic Consulting, “the impact of the masonry industry reaches into the social, economic and environmental framework of our society.   Accounting for all products, installation and resulting activity, the masonry industry represents $5.5 billion in economic impact, $2.6 billion of that in Ontario .  It contributes $2.8 billion to the GDP of Canada, and $1.3 billion in Ontario .” The masonry industry is responsible for 30,500 person years of employment in Canada , and 14,220 in Ontario . These hours and the sale of masonry products and services account for $1.3 billion in household income, and $600 million in Ontario salaries. With a large number of bricklayers expected to retire in the next 10 years, there is a need to engage young folks and get them excited about a career as a brick layer. If you would like to speak with Bob as to what MasonryWorx is doing to combat this issue, drop me a line. Cheers, Stephen  About MasonryWorx: MasonryWorx is an association of industry professionals working in brick, block and stone masonry. Our members include product manufacturers, suppliers and skilled professionals from across Ontario who create high-quality homes, buildings and structures that last for generations, increase in value, are environmentally friendly and beautify neighbourhoods. We are committed to providing consumers, members of the construction industry and all levels of government with accurate information about the uses and benefits of brick, block and stone products. Erika Navarro  Public Relations Coordinator 2.25.16

No Family Tree For Me

Please let me know if you would like a copy of children's book, No Family Tree For Me in consideration of a review.  Written by popular
Southern California radio personality and public speaker, "Afternoon T," the book highlights adoption and blended families in a non-traditional sense.  Additionally, please let me know if you would be interested in interviewing the author and I'm happy to make the arrangements.  Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.  Caroline Jones
Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 2.24.16

Nothing says Spring Break 2016

Nothing says Spring Break 2016 than an exclusive rooftop pool facing the beachside parties! Wanted to pass along a Miami Hidden Gems that is perfect for a Spring/Summer season: Secret Miami Pools You Didn’t Know Existed Jumping the velvet rope in a Miami Beach ’s pool parties is one thing – viewing Miami Beach from the luxurious penthouse of the Hilton-Bentley South Beach is another. Many travelers vacation south for the winter to Miami Beach , home to numerous bars, lounges, hottest venues and vibrant night clubs, but many of the best luxurious are a bit more secluded than those decked out with neon signs. The Hilton-Bentley penthouse is definitely one of Miami Beach ’s best-kept secrets; yet, it is located in the center of it all. 2.24.16

Hi David and Charles – On behalf of Alessi,

Hi David and Charles – On behalf of Alessi, we invite you to see the new Spring/Summer 2016 Collection. New designers, Chef Collaborations, Tabletop Accessories and more. We will be holding private appointments at the St. Germain Hotel Montreal (2050 Rue Mansfield, Suite #: TBA) THIS Wednesday, February 24th.    Please let me know the best time that suits your schedule. Thank you!    Emily Levin bde  212|353.1383  665 Broadway, #704   New York , NY 10012 www.bdeonline.biz  2.24.16

Ed Blum of ward-winning Makeovers Salon

Hi - Hair and style guru Ed Blum of ward-winning Makeovers Salon + Spa near Boston was a hair consultant  durig Milan Fashion Week last fall. Now he's introducing latest trends for spring at his beauty emporium. For an interview, photos, etc., either contact:  Ed Blum: erobe007@aol.com / 508-789-0378 or me - Stan Hurwitz / 508-269-0570 / stanhurwitz@gmail.com. Thank you. 2.24.15

Sandra Felt's enlightening new book

I would like to forward a complimentary copy of Sandra Felt's enlightening new book, Beyond The Good-Girl Jail: When You Dare to Live from Your True Self, in consideration of a review from you.
As young girls, we're taught to be "good;" we learn nurturing from role-playing and try to please others. However, there is a big difference between being good as a child and stifling our individual personality, passion and sense of adventure as an adult. If we're "good" as an adult, we tend to put everyone else's needs before our own and end up losing complete track of who "we" are. This can result in feelings of frustration, anger - even depression! In Beyond The Good-Girl Jail, Felt expertly demonstrates how to listen to our inner voice – our true self – and learn to live a full life freely and for ourself, while still respecting the needs and feelings of others. Please let me know if I may schedule an interview with Sandra Felt, or please provide your postal address if you would like a copy of her latest book for a review. Thank you. Kim Weiss Director of Communications HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher 3201 SW 15 Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442
(800) 851-9100 ext. 212  kim.weiss@hcibooks.com  www.hcibooks.com/trade 2.24.16

The launch of myfriendsmells.com

​(2.22, 2016) – Today marks the launch of myfriendsmells.com (#myfriendsmells), a site allowing customers to anonymously send cologne wipes to friends with an attached note informing the recipient that they smell BAD! Released to great fanfare, myfriendsmells.com capitalizes on a much underserved market niche: allowing the non-confrontational friends of smelly men and women to send either individual cologne wipes ($1.99) or even a 4 pack ($4.99) in the hopes of conquering bad BO, once and for all. Both buyers AND recipients are cracking up, and smelling great in the process. The site boasts complete anonymity for the sender, which is a huge draw, not to mention offering inexpensive pricing and free US shipping. Of course, bad body odor is not limited to the US , and myfriendsmells.com has responded to that lucrative market segment by offering international shipping for a small fee."Everyone has a stinky friend. A classmate, co-worker, boss, sibling or other stank suspect. Those days of smelliness are over – here is your chance to tell them what's up" a spokesperson from myfriendsmells.com explains, "what's best is that we do the dirty work for you." Based on early sales figures, it seems that most people have smelly friends and cannot wait to make them know it.  Representatives from the company acknowledge another potential key to their success: there may just be a whole lot of jokesters out there with a motive to embarrass their friends. The upside? A laugh, and well, the recipient smells good to go. For more information on myfriendsmells.com please contact NEWS@DTPUBLICRELATIONS.COM MyFriendSmells.com - Powered by SWAGO Scents. #myfriendsmells 2.24.16

Announcing the Launch of myfriendsmells.com Sending Cologne Wipes to Smelly Friends    Miami , FL (Feb

Hair Stylist Says His Unique 'Color & Style Think Tank' Will Keep Him on the Industry's Cutting Edge

Owner of Award-Winning Makeovers Salon + Spa Says Great Ideas Arise When Staff "Puts Their Heads Together"   -  BOSTON , MASS. (Issued February 2016)  -- Some of his clients call him 'Edward Scissors Hands.' Some say Ed Blum, co-owner of the award-winning Makeovers Salon + Spa in Easton , Mass. , just outside Boston , earned the nickname due to his seemingly magical hair styling abilities and innate fashion sense. Others say the name derives from his frenetic, ceaseless push to be at the forefront in introducing the latest styles and trends in his salon. Whatever the case, the internationally-recognized Blum says it's not too early to gear up for Spring and Summer 2016. And to maintain his reputation for staying ahead of the curve in America 's $20 billion hair care services industry, Blum has created a unique 'Color & Style Think Tank" comprised of his staff who together have decades of hair styling experience. Blum founded Makeovers Salon 28 years ago with his wife Norah Blum. (http://makeoverssalon.com/) "We have the most talented group of people who are always bringing new ideas to me and our clients," says Blum. "We encourage creativity and sharing and now we're putting our heads together in a more formal way. Expect some dramatic style and color surprises to come out of our little Zip Code!" Blum has styled some very famous heads over the last three decades, and Makeovers Salon + Spa has won Boston Magazine's 'Best of Boston' and 'Readers' Choice' Awards over 18 times in all beauty categories. He is a Northeast cutting and styling champion and has consulted on hairstyles for Good Housekeeping and Brit + Co. Last Fall, Blum served as a consultant to the L'Oreal stylist team during Milan Fashion Week where many of the Spring's looks and colors first appeared.  Many of those head-turning trends were spotted by Blum in Milan and Istanbul and are among recent and planned  introductions by him and his team. Ed Blum has been the stylist for 'Days of Our Lives' soap opera star Kristian Alfonso (Hope), and for TV's Judge Maria Lopez. Makeovers Salon & Spa was the set for the Disney pilot, 'Postcards from Heaven' with medium Maureen Hancock, and casting calls with 'The Rock.' Among the 'top secret' trends that the Makeovers' 'Think Tank' is readying for Spring are hair painting techniques such as  'Cyber Color,' color contouring, color palettes, 'ecaille,' color melting, and Balayage. "I can't go into too much detail right now," say Blum with a characteristic mischievous twinkle in his voice. "Stay tuned." Ed Blum is available to bring his hairstylist/fashionista ' artist's palette' to a TV studio to do live demonstrations of latest techniques and styles that he's now using a this  Makeovers Salon + Spa. ATTENTION, EDITOR: For interviews, photos, etc., about Ed Blum and Makeovers Salon & Spa in Easton, Massachusetts (USA), visit  http://makeoverssalon.com/: Email  Ed Blum: erobe007@aol.com, or 508-789-0378., or Keri: 508-238-1211  / kmp@makeoverssalon.com  - or contact Stan Hurwitz.   - By Stanley Hurwitz / stanhurwitz@gmail.com   / 508-269-0570 2.24.16

The craze for adult coloring books

The craze for adult coloring books began three years ago and shows no sign of letting up. In response to this demand, and realizing the vast therapeutic effects of coloring, HCI Books has come up with their own unique series, beginning with the recovery and addictions community. We would like to offer you the chance to be part of this interactive new community by sending you a copy of the first in the series, Inkspirations for Recovery, in consideration of a review. We also believe your audience might enjoy winning one of the books in a fun contest or giveaway, and would be willing to provide these to you.  Please read the following press release and let me know if I may send copies of the book. If you would prefer an interview with Judy Clement Wall, the talented illustrator and author, let me know and I'll be happy to arrange it. Thank you. Kim Weiss Director of Communications HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher  3201 SW 15 Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442  (800) 851-9100 ext. 212  kim.weiss@hcibooks.com    www.hcibooks.com/trade 2.24.16

introducing Naja Lingerie

I hope this finds you well. I just wanted to check in with you to see if you are working on any lingerie or social good stories and introduce you to Naja Lingerie. Naja lingerie empowers women from start to flourishing finish. From the garment worker making above average wages to the wearer who feels celebrated in her own skin, the Naja woman is her own champion. This Spring, Naja’s new collections feature sexy black statement pieces with nuanced details and ridiculously comfortable rose-hued sets. Composed with mostly eco-friendly fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles, Naja bras and underwear look good, feel good, and do good. Please let me know if you would like a copy of our lookbook, hi-res images or samples for any upcoming spring stories you’re working on. Also to see all the amazing collections Naja has to offer please visit http://www.naja.co/collections. We would also love to connect you with the brain behind the brand, CEO, Catalina Girald. Let us know if we may facilitate an interview.   Fishnet - Power down in pink Dare to be feminine. Smart, courageous, and sexy women aren’t afraid to prefer pink. Cozy, petal soft, and out-right cute. This collection features ridiculously comfortable bras and bralettes to mix and match with lounge-ready lace, mesh and cotton-lined bottoms. St. Germain - A little mystery is key Sexiness is found in the subtleties. Inspired by the political and artistic influence of 1890s French courtesans, opulent wallpaper patterns printed in black on black turn lingerie staples into statement pieces. The collection features a convertible bustier with side-boning and satine detailing reminiscent of coquettish corsetry and a delicate lace back. Prints Galore Have fun with it! Prints in Naja’s collection really make a statement which is sometimes needed when your having fun in the bedroom. The collections feature floral prints from the streets of Paris and New York on your panties. There is no shame with what is under the clothes. About Naja: Naja.co officially launched in 2014 and was quickly named “one of 5 top brands to watch” by The Lingerie Journal and said to be “chang[ing] the underwear industry through its innovation, attention to detail, and serious heart” by The Huffington Post. Their elegant, fashion-forward designs, quality eco-friendly fabrics, and fine details such as beautifully lined interiors and hidden inspirational quotes quickly captivated the attention of the fashion industry.  However, Naja’s biggest differentiator, which attracted prominent female investors such as Mindy Grossman, CEO of HSN and Susan Lyne, former CEO of Martha Stewart Living, is Naja’s efficient supply chain and commitment to women. Gwen Wunderlich   CEO/ Partner  2.24.16

I would like to say thank you 

I would like to say thank you for taking the time here such great music. Coming from E. X as you see blow are link to our client website, EPK and the single you can down load. Thank you for your support if you need drops please email me back your scripts and I will have my client work on it A.S.A.P. Artist website : https://www.facebook.com/exprohustler/  Artist  EPK: https://www.reverbnation.com/expro  Artist Single:  https://soundcloud.com/expromusic2016/ex-winning-produce-by-a-minor-beats   You can also see an article in the latest Ryder Magazine http://www.rydermagazine.com/#.html Daniel "Mix-ALot" Edwards Strictly #1 Entertainment LLC www.strictlyone.net mixalot@strictlyone.net    646-544-7072 2.22.16

This Wednesday, we're launching the world's first smart mount which integrates

This Wednesday, we're launching the world's first smart mount which integrates your phone to your car via beacon technology and an accompanying mobile app. When the driver's phone is placed on the mount, an app automatically opens with features like accident prevention and assistance, personalized driving stats, smart point-of-interest system and integration with music apps and internet radio. And when your parking spot slips your mind, the app will carefully guide you back to exactly the right spot (even indoors). Are you interested in receiving the embargoed press release for a story? I can also coordinate an interview with our CEO. Best regards, Amanda Gray 2.20.16

Losing a spouse is devastating

Losing a spouse is devastating; but do they ever really leave you? Author Stephanie Kirz and her husband, a photographer, biked more than 4000 miles together before his unexpected death.  Embarking on a healing journey similar to the bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, she makes remarkable discoveries around the world, ultimately learning her beloved never really left her at all. Whether you believe in angelic intervention, mystical forces, or ghosts,  you will be touched by this remarkable story. I would like to send a complimentary copy of Stephanie's new book, Signs of Life, Love And Other Miracles, in consideration of a review from you. Please read the press release below and contact me to schedule an inspiring interview, or send me your postal address to receive a review copy of this extraordinary book about one woman's remarkable response to grief. Thanks!   Lissy Peace Lissy Peace & Associates Post Office Box 316586
Chicago, IL 60631 Direct: (312) 961-3431 LissyPeace@aol.com www.lissypeace.com 2.20.16

The basics of teamwork are easy to describe.

The basics of teamwork are easy to describe. You set a direction, divide up tasks, and decide how you will work together. Seems pretty simple, right? Not so fast. The hard part is actually keeping these commitments during your typical workday: time-crunched and stressful, deadline-driven, often chaotic, and full of quirky characters who have surprising motives. Not so simple—but that is a common reality for most teams. Dr. Mario Moussa, a Fellow at the Wharton School of Executive Education, and Madeline Boyer and Dr. Derek Newberry, both lecturers at the Wharton School of Business as well as consultants with Percipient Partners, have created a research-based and field-tested process for creating and maintaining a committed team. The process begins with establishing the three foundations of successful teamwork: goals, roles, and norms. They then lay out three steps for making course corrections to keep your team motivated and on track in the fast-paced world of work. Combine the three foundations with the three steps, and you have what they call the 3x3 Framework. In an eye-opening, insightful and educational interview, Dr. Moussa, Boyer and Dr. Newberry, authors of the new book, Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance, can discuss: •      The five common types of teams   •      Understanding the dynamics of successful teams   •      The critical points common to all great teams   •      The 3x3: the evidence-based framework every team needs to deliver results   •      Why most teams are underperforming and don't even realize it   •      Making team meetings efficient and productive   •      Tips and tools for making virtual teams work •      Their picks for top teams in business, sports, entertainment, politics and the arts, and what makes each team thrive   •      And much more!  I'd love to put you in touch with Dr. Moussa, Boyer I'd love to put you in touch with Dr. Moussa, Boyer and Dr. Newberry for an interview on any or all of the topics above. Advanced review copies of their book are available. They are also taking select byline requests at this time. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Full bio and links are below. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum 856-489-8654 x302 erin@smithpublicity.com 2.18.16 About the Authors: MARIO MOUSSA teaches in the Executive Programs at Wharton School of Executive Education. He also advises senior leaders at the world's top companies and organizations. He has delivered keynotes and workshops for executives in Hong Kong , Shanghai , Istanbul , Sao Paolo, Delhi , Mumbai and Paris , and throughout the U.S. A widely published author and public speaker, Dr. Moussa co-wrote (with G. Richard Shell) The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas. His work has been featured on NPR and in print publications such as TIME Magazine, Businessweek , U.S. News and World Report, The Harvard Management Update, and The Financial Times. MADELINE BOYER is a Lecturer at the Wharton School of Business and a Senior Consultant at Percipient Partners. She is a business anthropologist whose research and teaching focuses on new workplace phenomena, such as shared and collaborative workspaces and geographically dispersed teams. Fluent in Spanish and English, she was born and raised in the Panama Canal Zone and is keenly aware of cross-cultural management issues. She has worked with a wide range of clients, including leading health and research institutions, non-profits, Fortune 500 companies, and Wharton Executive Education. Her specialties include stakeholder research, change management, strategic planning, executive development and teamwork. She has lectured internationally on co-working, the global shared workspace movement, and online community dynamics. DEREK NEWBERRY is a Lecturer at the Wharton School of Business and teaches in its Executive Programs. He is also a Senior Consultant at Percipient Partners.  As a business anthropologist, he advises corporate leaders on the human factors that drive organizational effectiveness. Dr. Newberry has worked with organizations in a wide-range of industries, including energy, banking, management consulting, and healthcare. He has published extensively and lectured internationally on cultural barriers to organizational change, including speaking engagements at the World Bank, Copenhagen Business School , Stanford University , and the University of São Paulo . He received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania . Connect with the authors on www.moussaconsulting.com and www.percipientpartners.com. Committed Teams will be released March 2016 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon and through all major booksellers. By opting out through the link below, you will no longer receive emails about this specific project. If you'd like to stop receiving ALL correspondence from Smith Publicity, 2.18.1

RE: How one Canadian city is growing their life sciences and technology industries

Hope you’re well. Someone from economic development from the City of Brampton would be happy to chat about their success and how they are attracting organizations in the health and life sciences sector. Cheers, Erika 2.18.16

It can be difficult to bring personality

It can be difficult to bring personality into a rental when there's a security deposit on the line. Artis Wall is the only wood plank accent wall decor option on the market that requires no hammer or nails, leaving little-to-no damage when removed. Check it out here bit.ly/ArtisWallKS.  Compared to other permanent solutions, Artis Wall is the better choice for renters and homeowners because the planks of authentic, reclaimed wood can be removed and re-used in another room or home. Take a look at our media kit for additional details and photos: bit.ly/ArtisWallMK. Do you have any questions about Artis Wall? I would also love to hear any feedback on the product you might have. Talk soon, Ashley 2.17.16

For single women wondering

For single women wondering why another year has passed and they're still single, maybe they're going about it all wrong... Author Pouline Middleton went through a divorce and a relationship with a cheating man before she had an epiphany: perhaps there is no one man that can fill a woman's three essential needs ─ good conversation, great sex, and a handyman to do work around the house!  She decided to experiment. The result is her highly entertaining book, One Woman Three Men, based on her true-life story. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an entertaining interview with Pouline that is sure to resonate with single women in your audience. Also, I would be happy to send a complimentary copy, in either digital or printed format, in consideration of a review from you. Thank you. Dea Shandera-Hunter Ascot Media Group  Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549  281.333.3507 Phone  832.569.5539 Fax
818.456.4585 Office  310.699.7880 Cell  news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com 2.17.16

Sexual and physical abuse profoundly affect not just individuals

Sexual and physical abuse profoundly affect not just individuals, but communities; when the abuse is perpetrated by an adult in a position of power, the damage is incalculable. Please take a minute and say "yes" to a complimentary copy of a compelling book for consideration of a review. Like the Oscar-nominated film "Spotlight," The Devil to Pay reveals evil allowed to grow unchecked, protected by an institution; no one is called to account for decades. Author Ted Dunphy, with typical Irish wit, skillfully brings us to a different point in the story: the point at which a community decides to open its eyes to the truth. Your audience will be invigorated by Ted's compassionate yet unflinching storytelling. Take a look at the press release below and send me your postal address to receive a review copy, or call me to schedule an interview. Thank you. Terry Plumb, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood , TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax
news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com

Finally! Healthy, Paleo friendly Snacks that the kids will love.

Finally! Healthy, Paleo friendly Snacks that the kids will love.  My client Snackin' Free is a food company that is MORE than just gluten free. They are pioneering this industry and quickly becoming a leader in creating foods that are not only gluten free but are free of grain, dairy, soy, peanuts, yeast, and artificial ingredients. Their delicious food creations fit the needs of people looking for foods that  fall into a low-glycemic, paleo and autoimmune protocol diet. Snackin' Free offers an array of delicious and nutritious foods including paleo breads, tortillas, pizzas, barbecue sauce and salad dressings, as well as cupcakes, cookies and various other baked goods, cereals and more all made in a completely dedicated facility by team members whose own dietary restrictions have made them devotees to the brand's quest for great taste with simplicity and honesty. Are you interested in checking out any samples for consideration? Feel free to check out all of their amazingly delicious and nutritious products at www.snackinfree.com. --Nicky Thomas  Veteran PR P. 708-733-0728 E. nicki@veteranpr.com
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Valentine's Day

As you know, Valentine's Day is just around the corner and everyone is thinking about what to get their sweetheart for the special day. And while flowers make an excellent choice for most, flowers can make a lot of people sick, including the 2.74 Canadians who suffer from Asthma. I have a contributed article that outlines how to pick allergy free flowers for that special someone and I am making it available for publication. The article is a perfect guide for those contemplating gifts this week. Are you interested in using it? Thank you, Tiffany for IQAir North America Tiffany Allegretti, CRIE Public Relations Manager IQAir North America, Inc. Phone: 562-903-7600 x1129 Direct Line: 562-735-0766 Fax: 562-846-4475 Email:  tiffany.allegretti@iqair.com  Web: www.iqair.com  If you would rather not receive future communications from IQAir North America, Inc., please go to https://optout.ne.cision.com/en/2K5CRMuLU7BqvBSv21njrcEw3tMGbS23KjbVRBY9FYTjymJvLi3WTqX6ZwMDafxLgJYyN49KcUF3oMuZtsqdkaS1q3maNA3GDuP9x43SAJZnGNQVRL651wGdenkd5S6bBKG5. IQAir North America, Inc., 14351 Firestone Blvd , La Mirada , 90638 California , United States  2.13.15

 The Tryall Cub

A quick follow up on the release below because it’s absolutely frigid outside and I’d rather be thinking about Jamaica ! Instead of bundling up in multiple layers and sprinting to the nearest café for a mediocre lunch, we could be lounging by the pool at an estate-style villa at The Tryall Cub while an expertly-trained private chef fulfills any craving. Are you working on any editorial in which a mention of the incredible villas at The Tryall Club may be fit? I’d love to chat more about how the property may be of interest to your readers. Thanks so much! Heather Girgenti  Hawkins International PR 119 West 23rd Street, Suite 600 New York , NY 10011 P: 212.255.6541 Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn 2.14.16

 Rose and the Wish Thing, by Caroline Magerl

I would like to send a copy of Rose and the Wish Thing, by Caroline Magerl, in consideration of a review from you.
Drawing on a migrant background and an itinerant childhood aboard a yacht, Magerl's gentle approach to the question of finding belonging and friendship is explored in this new picture book. As Rose searches for something small and far away, the wish thing begins an epic journey toward Rose. Described in a unique line and wash style and accompanied by an easy-to-read text, this magical story helps children understand what we are looking for is often right under our noses.
Please read the following press release and let me know if I may set up an engaging interview with Caroline, or forward a copy of her book for a review. Thank you. Carol Ward Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549
281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 2.;14.16

Teams can be found in every organization today

Teams can be found in every organization today, and they show no signs of going away soon. Increasingly, in fact, being good at teamwork is synonymous with simply being good at your job. And for a valid reason: the complexity of today's world — shaped by rapidly accelerating technological, economic, and cultural trends — demands that organizations of all kinds seek out the synergistic potential of teams. But too often what they deliver is a lot of talk and little accountability.  This was the issue that led Mario Moussa, Ph.D., Madeline Boyer and Derek Newberry, Ph.D. to write their new book, Committed Teams: Three Steps to Inspiring Passion and Performance (Wiley, March 2016).  Based on research from Wharton's Executive Development Program (EDP), Committed Teams is a practical guide that shows how to break through the common barriers to collaboration and create a high-performing team. The book draws its insights from the EDP's living lab: an intensive two-week simulation during which executive-level participants run complex and highly realistic global businesses. Dr. Moussa, Boyer and Dr. Newberry have observed over 100 teams collaborating and competing for over 100 combined simulation years in this intense environment. It led to fundamental insights about teamwork — what usually goes wrong, what frequently goes right, and the methods and techniques that will help anyone access a team's full potential. These insights have been distilled into a simple, repeatable process that can be applied immediately. "The question we sought out to answer was, how do you create a team that is committed to high performance, when few teams end up being truly greater than the sum of their parts?" says Dr. Moussa. "Our answer is a simple approach we call the 3x3 Framework. Building a great team begins with putting the three necessary foundations in place and using a three step process of reflection and change to maintain peak performance. By helping you get better at leading teams, the 3x3 will help you get better at virtually all aspects of your work." "It's not enough to simply commit to roles, goals, and norms and move on," adds Boyer. "Truly top performers are committed to maintaining high levels of situational awareness to check in on progress and tweak their approach over time. The same that's true for top executives, athletes, inventors, comedians, and authors is true for anyone working on a team. The 3x3 Framework creates a process by which teams can continually improve and close the gap between potential and actual results." Committed Teams uses engaging stories and examples from the worlds of business, entertainment, sports, the arts and non-profits to illustrate ways to: Align every member of your team behind a motivating vision Make team meetings efficient and productive Create an engaging and energizing work environment Stimulate creativity in group discussions Manage virtual collaboration "Our teamwork philosophy is easy to describe," explains Dr. Newberry. "You get organized, schedule regular times to check on your progress, and make adjustments when necessary. Three steps, each simple. The hard part is actually following these steps during your typical workday when you are crunched for time, stressed and in the middle of chaos. Most teams have to deliver results under these difficult conditions. We wrote this book for them." Committed Teams will be released in March. I'd love to send you an advanced review copy for consideration or put you in touch with the authors for an interview. They are also taking select byline requests at this time. Please contact me at your earliest convenience. Full bio and links are below. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum 856-489-8654 x302 erin@smithpublicity.com About the authors: MARIO MOUSSA teaches in the Executive Programs at Wharton School of Executive Education. He also advises senior leaders at the world's top companies and organizations. He has delivered keynotes and workshops for executives in Hong Kong , Shanghai , Istanbul , Sao Paolo, Delhi , Mumbai and Paris , and throughout the U.S. A widely published author and public speaker, Dr. Moussa co-wrote (with G. Richard Shell) The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas. His work has been featured on NPR and in print publications such as TIME Magazine, Businessweek , U.S. News and World Report, The Harvard Management Update, and The Financial Times. MADELINE BOYER is a Lecturer at the Wharton School of Business and a Senior Consultant at Percipient Partners. She is a business anthropologist whose research and teaching focuses on new workplace phenomena, such as shared and collaborative workspaces and geographically dispersed teams. Fluent in Spanish and English, she was born and raised in the Panama Canal Zone and is keenly aware of cross-cultural management issues. She has worked with a wide range of clients, including leading health and research institutions, non-profits, Fortune 500 companies, and Wharton Executive Education. Her specialties include stakeholder research, change management, strategic planning, executive development and teamwork. She has lectured internationally on co-working, the global shared workspace movement, and online community dynamics. DEREK NEWBERRY is a Lecturer at the Wharton School of Business and teaches in its Executive Programs. He is also a Senior Consultant at Percipient Partners.  As a business anthropologist, he advises corporate leaders on the human factors that drive organizational effectiveness. Dr. Newberry has worked with organizations in a wide-range of industries, including energy, banking, management consulting, and healthcare. He has published extensively and lectured internationally on cultural barriers to organizational change, including speaking engagements at the World Bank, Copenhagen Business School , Stanford University , and the University of São Paulo . He received his Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania . 2.10,16

February is Time Management Month

February is Time Management Month and I invite you to consider the below article by Canadian Juice, Inc. co-founder Brady Wilson, "When It Comes to Time Management, It's All About Energy". Brady's article reveals that while time management courses can be helpful to organizations looking to increase engagement and productivity, when a person is depleted of energy, all the skills and know-how in the world won't be able to help them, especially when it comes to managing their time. That's because wherever you see high performance, you will see the efficient management of energy. And it's time that business leaders start looking at time management differently—through the lens of brain science. I'd love to have you share this timely piece with your readers. Please let me know if you have interest in running it. Brady Wilson is also available for an interview or to provide expert commentary. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum 856-489-8654 x302   erin@smithpublicity.com 2.10.16

Most men know by now not to talk with a mouth full of food

Most men know by now not to talk with a mouth full of food or to wipe their mouth on their sleeve, but some dining etiquette points can be a bit more nuanced. For instance, how do you order the perfect bottle of wine? What are the appropriate conversational topics for a date? For Valentine’s Day, International Etiquette Expert Sharon Schweitzer, founder and CEO of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers these tips to help men (with good info for women, too) romance their love this weekend. Soup: Differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack – remember the proverb, “Just like ships that sail out to sea, I spoon my soup away from me.” 2.      Invitations: The person extending the invitation is the host and is responsible for payment of the bill. When extending invitations, inquire about special dietary requests such as food allergies or kosher, halal, gluten-free, sugar-free and dairy-free diets. Book a restaurant that accommodates these needs. Guests don’t split the bill. 3.      No table additions: Keep your smart phone, wallet, keys and glasses off the table. 4.      Pre-arrange payment: If you want to be a sophisticated host, arrive early and provide a credit card, or call the restaurant ahead of time to pre-arrange payment. Your date will appreciate that everything is handled seamlessly. Napkin knowledge: As the host, place your napkin in your lap first. When excusing yourself between courses, the napkin is placed on the chair seat soiled side down. At meal’s end, place your loosely folded napkin on the left of your plate. Don’t refold it. Please take my guest’s order first: Polite comments to the server such as 'Please bring my guest...' or 'my guest will order first, please,’ let the server know that you are the host. Sommelier: For a pleasing pairing, tell the sommelier what you like and the entrées you and your date ordered. You can provide an idea of your price range by pointing out 2-3 wines in your price range. The sommelier will stay within those ranges. Don’t say how much you want to spend. 8.      Avoid a catastrophe: Alert the server to allergies and sensitivities such as eggs, gluten, salt, sugar, and spice. If the server lists 4 types of dairy as part of a secret specialty sauce and doesn’t mention eggs, protect yourself. Say: “I’d like the house specialty, but I can’t stand eggs. You didn’t mention eggs, but I know sometimes there are hidden gems.” How many courses? Order the same number of courses as your date. This avoids awkwardness and allows you to pace yourself with your date. 10.  Pacing the meal: Make sure to take your time eating and pause after every few bites, since you don't want your date to feel rushed during the meal. Sending food back: If you must send your food back because it is not cooked to your liking, it's your responsibility to insist that your date start eating. Silent service signals: If you are resting between bites, place your fork, with tines up, near the top of your plate. To signal the server that you’re finished, place your fork and knife across the center of the plate at the 5 o’clock position. Silverware savvy: Once silverware is used (including handles), it must not touch the table again. Rest forks, knives, and spoons on the side of your plate. Unused silverware stays on the table. 14.  Refreshing beverages: Don't pour yourself a drink first. If there is a carafe of water or beverages on the table, always pour for your date. Sharing food: Depending on how well you know your date, you may unobtrusively pass a bread plate for a sample before a first bite. Eating difficult foods: Boiled lobster? Artichokes? Avoid panic attacks by planning what you’ll order ahead of time. Read the online menu, call the restaurant about daily specials and do your research beforehand. New serving trend: Traditionally, professional wait staff have served food from the left and removed food from the right. Beverages are poured and removed from the right. Be aware of a new trend of serving from the right and removing from the right. Nonverbal cues: Oh server? A closed menu indicates you are ready to order. If you or your date are browsing an open menu, the server has the impression you aren’t ready. Catch the eye of the server if you need assistance, or slightly raise your index finger pointing up. If she is busy, softly call their name or “server”? Conversation: As the host, it’s your job to keep conversation going during the meal. Don’t hog the conversation—ask your date questions, light topics include books, travel, vacation, movies, pets; avoid politics or religion. Fete accompli: When you place your loosely folded napkin on the left side of your place setting, dinner plate, dessert, or coffee, the dinner is concluded. 21.  Tipping: Always leave a tip at restaurants: bartender: 10-15% of bar bill, valet: $2.00-  5.00, coat check: $1.00 per coat, server: 15-20% of bill; 25% extraordinary service, sommelier: 15% of wine bill. The tip should reflect the total price of the bill before coupons, discounts, or gift certificates. If you are interested in speaking to Sharon , I am happy to set it up.  Or, feel free to use her information with proper attribution.  http://www.protocolww.com/ 2.10.16

Complimentary copy of Robert Clancy's enlightening book

Please let me know if I may send you a complimentary copy of Robert Clancy's enlightening book, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Soul, in consideration of a review. Volunteerism and love are at the heart of this extraordinary book – a soul-filled travelogue of experiences in which volunteerism is the catalyst for life-changing events and joyful interaction. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Robert Clancy, or send me your mailing address if you would like a copy to review. Thank you. Dea Shandera-Hunter Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax 818.456.4585 Office 310.699.7880 Cell news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 2.10.16

It’s never too late to start planning the perfect gift

It’s never too late to start planning the perfect gift. Some people may stress trying to find it and often forget the beauty that is Valentine’s Day. Give out some flowers this Sunday and play around with colour to personalize your message. Send an ‘I love you’ with red gerbera daisies, an “I appreciate everything you do” with calla lilies or a “you’re a great friend” with yellow potted begonias. See media release below to learn about the colours of flowers and what each means. If you’d like to speak with Dejan Kristan, I’d be happy to set something up. Photos available. Thanks,  Erika 2.10.16

Case of the Valentine's Day Mystery

Knox Chase on the Case of the Valentine's Day Mystery, a new detective novel series for kids, launches on
February 11, 2016 , and on the same day pre-production begins on the movie.  To kick-off both events, a nationwide, online casting contest to find the next kid (and grown-up) stars for the feature film will unfold at www.knoxchasemovie.com. This is an unprecedented chance for first-time actors of all ages to try out for a major motion picture.  All they have to do is visit the site, download sides and record themselves reading the lines.  Writer-Director Adam Lipsius ("16-LOVE," "Knox Chase"), Casting Director Mary Jo Slater ("Dumb and Dumber," "The Contender") and the production team will review every audition that gets at least 50 votes.  Adam Lipsius is available to talk about the project, and complimentary copies of the book are available for review.  Would you like to schedule an interview? Monica Foster Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.324.2180 - Office 713.446.8815 - Cell 281.333.3507 - Main mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com www.ascotmedia.com 2.10.16

Losing a spouse is devastating

Losing a spouse is devastating; but do they ever really leave you? Author Stephanie Kirz and her husband, a photographer, biked more than 4000 miles together before his unexpected death.  Embarking on a healing journey similar to the bestselling author of Eat, Pray, Love, she makes remarkable discoveries around the world, ultimately learning her beloved never really left her at all. Whether you believe in angelic intervention, mystical forces, or ghosts,  you will be touched by this remarkable story. I would like to send a complimentary copy of Stephanie's new book, Signs of Life, Love And Other Miracles, in consideration of a review from you. Please read the press release below and contact me to schedule an inspiring interview, or send me your postal address to receive a review copy of this extraordinary book about one woman's remarkable response to grief. Thanks! Lissy Peace Lissy Peace & Associates Post Office Box 316586 Chicago, IL 60631 Direct: (312) 961-3431 LissyPeace@aol.com www.lissypeace.com 2.05.16

Genetec

Genetec has been named on of the top employers in Montreal for the 10th year in a row. Please see below the announcement in both French and English. Bonjour, Genetec a été désignée comme l'un des meilleurs employeurs de Montréal pour la dixième année consécutive. Les communiqués de presse en français et en anglais suivent. 2.05.16

A map to help Montrealers find great date ideas

I hope you are having a great day so far. As someone whose work often involves Montreal , I thought you might be interested in our latest project: a map to help Montrealers find great date ideas near to each STM train stop in the city – yes, all 68 of them! With Valentine’s Day coming up, and with our latest survey of 700 Canadians revealing that 79% of those in Quebec wish to make plans for the 14th, this could be a fun (and useful) map to share with your readers, your Montreal-based friends and to maybe even use yourself if you are in the city. You can find more information on the map here:  https://www.elitesingles.ca/en/mag/single-life/montreal-date-ideas ; including a run-down of what, exactly, makes each date so great and the criteria by which we chose each idea.  Feel free to share the map as much as you like but, please credit the above EliteSingles link where possible (whether you create an article or share it on social media.) You can also find a street map of each date idea here; again feel free to share it (with credit). If you have any questions about the map, or if you’d like a full sized version of the map sent to you as separate file, please don’t hesitate to be in touch! We can also provide our STM date map in French if you prefer.   Thanks and enjoy! Sophie Watson EliteSingles Research Team P.S. If this sort of content isn’t useful for your work, just let me know and I’ll remove your email from our media contact list. 2.05.16

Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse's new book

For anyone who thinks growing old means there isn't much more to life, do I have a  book for you! I would like to send a complimentary copy of Sharon Wegscheider-Cruse's new book, Becoming A Sage: Discovering Life's Lessons, One Story at a Time, for consideration of a review. 'Saging not Aging' is becoming the new trend with baby boomers – now around the 76 million mark in the
US . Instead of dying off and leaving no record behind of experiences in life, people are seeing the benefits of 'saging.' International bestselling author Sharon Cruse shares lessons learned from personal experiences - from her early years to the golden years – in her new book, in hopes that readers will want to find their own personal path. By encouraging others to record their life experiences, we essentially become 'wisdom keepers' that leave behind a priceless legacy. Sharon makes a great guest. Please let me know if I may schedule an interview with her, or please forward your postal address to receive a copy of her book for a review. Thank you.   Kim Weiss Director of Communications HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher 3201 SW 15 Street Deerfield Beach, FL 33442 (800) 851-9100 ext. 212 kim.weiss@hcibooks.com  www.hcibooks.com/trade 2.04.16

Her tips to being a better Uber passenger:

Order when 100% ready: Only order your vehicle when you are completely ready to go, you are fully dressed, completely groomed and have all packages and bags with you. The driver may be around the corner one minute away. Don’t make them wait, even though some drivers may wait for a few minutes. With UberPOOL, other customers don’t want to wait for you either. -        Crowded pick-up point: After ordering your vehicle, if your location is crowded, contact the driver by text only to describe what color clothing you are wearing. -        Contacting the driver: Avoid calling or texting a driver unless absolutely necessary. Not only is using a handheld device prohibited in many cities and localities; it is dangerous, because they are driving at the time. -        Confirm your driver: Check you have the right driver and vehicle by confirming the driver’s face, vehicle and license number, and name before you enter the vehicle. The Uber APP provides a photo of the driver, their name, and the make & license of the vehicle.  Double check the license number and photo if you have any uncertainty. -        Plan to open your own car door: Depending on the city, traffic patterns and local ordinances, some drivers may open the car door for you. In certain locales this is prohibited. Please don’t act like you are entitled to this service. -        Entering & Seating: In the U.S. , plan to enter the vehicle on the curb side, away from traffic. Sit in the back seat, on the passenger side, diagonal to the driver so you can have a dialogue about route and answer drive questions. -        Assess the luggage scenario: Most drivers assist with baggage. I appreciate a driver who loads mine in the trunk; however, I do not expect them to do so. If a driver does not get out to assist, I do it myself without complaint.  Be considerate, they may be injured. -        Speak-Up: Share your thoughts politely if you believe the driver is using a route you dislike, driving too fast or doing something you don’t like. If he or she doesn't listen, comment specifically when you rate them. Don’t just provide a low rating.  Back it up. -        Temper-tantrums & over-indulgence: It is illegal to drink alcohol in an Uber vehicle in almost every state. Understand that an Uber driver does not have to accept you as a passenger and may cancel the ride. In our tech savvy society, almost everyone is connected at all times and your behavior is probably being recorded. So behave! -        No mess: No-feet-on-the-seat, eating, drinking alcohol or any beverage, smoking e-cigarettes, barfing, changing diapers or anything messy in the vehicle. Remember other passengers will enter after you exit and it is not yours. Treat the vehicle better than you do your own. -        Avoid distractions: Safe travel to your destination trumps boisterous behavior and loud phone conversations. Be polite to your driver, thank them, and take your trash with you.   -        Understand & provide a good rating when deserved: Be honest when rating your driver after your ride ends. Uber may be changing the 1 – 5-star rating to an emoji. Understand that a rating of anything less than 5 stars may jeopardize the driver. -        To Tip or Not Tip: Tipping for good service is the U.S. American way! If you have ever been a server or tipped a barber, bartender, or babysitter, then you appreciate rewarding good service. Please let me know if you would be interested in speaking to Sharon about proper Uber passenger etiquette.  You may also use her tips with proper attribution. She is also happy to contribute an article on the topic.  http://www.protocolww.com/   Thanks!   Scott Jones  954-821-3434   scott@serbinmedia.com 2.04.16

Chicago chiropractor and Health and Wellness expert,

From sports injuries to poor desk posture to years of wear and tear on the body and more, people suffering from back pain have been looking for a healthy alternative to treating pain, instead of paying for expensive surgeries or taking pills. Chicago chiropractor and Health and Wellness expert, Dr. Evelyn Haworth, has created an at home system that is helping thousands of people nationwide, not only treat back pain, but help with spine alignment, headaches, nausea and other ailments. It is estimated that more than 30 million people suffer from back pain. Spinal health is key to a healthy life. The  Tru-Align Body system is a healthy alternative that allows people to treat acute or chronic back and neck pain, alignment issues and other ailments such as headaches and nausea at home for just 20 minutes a day. I have included a full release below about Dr. Evelyn Haworth and this amazing product that is helping so many!  Are you interested in seeing a sample for consideration or setting up an interview with Dr. Haworth? You can also learn more at www.kacelia.com.--Nicki 2.04.16

Attorney to the stars, Mark Geragos

Attorney to the stars, Mark Geragos will join the National Family Law Trial Institute in
Houston , Texas – perhaps one of the biggest announcements for family lawyers nationwide. As an attorney to the stars and some of the largest most prominent cases in the country, he makes a great educator to help young lawyers in their family law practice. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.   Richard Harmer  Ardent Creative Inc. 440 S Main St Fort Worth , TX 76104 (817) 937-5359 Cell
(817) 348-9049 rharmer@me.com www.ardentcreative.com 2.04.16

Beautiful craft of origami,

Inspired by the beautiful craft of origami, Orilamp is a long-lasting, Bluetooth-enabled lamp that can fold, stretch, collapse and travel with you. By connecting to the free Orilamp application, users have the ability to control the brightness, schedule auto on/off and monitor the battery. Additionally, Orilamp can be programmed as an alarm to naturally wake you up with gradual light. Orilamp lasts for 7 hours and can re-charge in just 60 minutes. The lamp is made of eco-friendly materials that allow Orilamp to be folded multiple ways.I would love to get you in touch with the creators of our innovative lamp, is there a day/time that works best? Readers can pre-order here http://bit.ly/OrilampIndie. Press images of Orilamp can be found here http://bit.ly/Orilamp_Photos. Talk soon, Ashley 2.04.16

A Miami doctor is caught on camera

It was the video that went viral and shocked most people who viewed it: A Miami doctor is caught on camera in a heated and physical argument with an Uber driver.  With more and more people turning to the popular car service to get around town, what do you need to know before your next Uber ride? Sharon Schweitzer, an international business etiquette expert, award-winning author, keynote speaker, corporate trainer and founder of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, says while being an Uber passenger seems simple enough, many people overlook some of the most basic rules of etiquette. 2.04.16

With 2016 in full swing

With 2016 in full swing, it's time to make sure those resolutions stick. Keep your place looking beautiful, organized and free of clutter all year long with expert tips from Jennifer Correder, CEO/founder of J Design Group. Let me know if you'd like to interview Jennifer for your upcoming features! J Design Group was recently voted for by the Houzz community to become the winner of their Best of Houzz 2016 award. Their work has won in both the Design & Customer Service categories, with a portfolio that includes some of the most popular images and consistent reviews on Houzz, for the past three years. Jennifer will share her award-winning insight on decor to give your home or party a memorable feeling   J Design Group has been in the business for 26 years. The group proudly decorates hotels, restaurants, financial institutions, corporate facilities, casinos and resorts all across the globe. They've also been awarded with the Best of Houzz 2015 Award in Design and Client Satisfaction. J Design Group is also frequently featured in magazines like Home & Travel, Miami Home & Decor, Trends, Florida Designs, JW and many others. J Design Group has an extensive list of celebrity clients such as NFL player Stephen Tulloch, MLB player Alex Gonzalez and many others. Jennifer is currently available for interviews about the following topics:  New Year's design resolutions How to organize/declutter for 2016 Update your home for Spring Incorporate sustainable elements Bring the outside in Best color palettes Let me know if you'd like to book an interview with Jennifer ASAP at jeanette@chicexecs.com. Best, Jeanette Hummel  Account Executive   ChicExecs PR  820 Los Vallecitos Ste. A-C San Marcos, CA 92069 New Cell: 760.607.2449 760.992.9113 Ext. 730 jeanette@chicexecs.com  ChicExecs.com | @chicblvd 1.30.16

Have you tried BlissLights yet?

Hope your day is going well! Have you tried BlissLights yet? They are a must have decor item for your home and special occasions. I have them in my backyard and get SO many compliments about how amazing they look - they're perfect for everyday, outdoor parties, and even weddings. The best part is, all you have to do is plug them in. Let me know if you'd like to sample for any features you have coming up! Details below! :) -Jeanette 2.02.16 BlissLights will add a stunning accent to all your special occasions this year. From the big game to a romantic Valentine's Day dinner, backyard BBQs, even your wedding, BlissLights will bring on the magic. Shine your favorite football team colors onto the wall, show off your pool with some sparkle and include an array of stars at any special event. The possibilities are endless with BlissLights COLOR. Provide an unforgettable ambiance to all your events by simply plugging in BlissLights COLOR into an outlet. Keep this easy-to-carry light on hand for all occasions throughout the year. BlissLights COLOR is available in Blue, Green, Purple and Red. Use BlissLights in Red to shine love onto your Valentine. Your affection will show clearly as lights twinkle around you. This is a unique and special way for you and your date to enjoy a romantic dinner. You won't have to waste money on hundreds of lights that are likely to get tangled up and messy. BlissLights allows you to shine thousands of twinkling lights in an instant, with no fuss. BlissLights COLOR offers a laser firefly effect that you can control with a simple click. The base allows for stable indoor use and it comes with a stake, making it perfect for an outdoor presentation of spirit.    For more information, check out: www.blisslights.com If you would like to feature BlissLights COLOR, I can request sample for you and send images and additional information. Contact me at: jeanette@chicexecs.com   Best,   Jeanette Hummel  Account Executive   ChicExecs PR  820 Los Vallecitos Ste. A-C  San Marcos , CA 92069   New Cell: 760.607.2449  760.992.9113 Ext. 730  jeanette@chicexecs.com    ChicExecs.com | @chicblvd

Rogue Mission

We would like to send you an advance copy of Rogue Mission, the latest explosive thriller by bestselling author, Jeffrey S. Stephens, in consideration of a review that may be printed inside or on the book cover. Jeffrey Stephens has been hailed by some of The New York Times greatest bestselling authors, as you will see from the reviews below. With more intrigue, espionage and danger than should be allowed in one book, the next mission for protagonist Jordan Sandor will prove to be his deadliest yet! Vince Flynn, renowned New York Times bestselling author, described Stephens' work:  "Will keep you turning the pages all the way to its explosive ending."  Please let me know if I may schedule an engaging interview with Jeffrey Stephens, or send me your postal address if you would like to receive an advance copy of his latest book for a review. Thank you.  Mandy Dopp Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax 832.891.3524 Cell mdopp@ascotmediagroup.com   www.ascotmedia.com 2.02.16

Angel Faces®,

Angel Faces®, a California-based nonprofit, is looking for adolescent girls to attend their annual healing retreat. The deadline for applications is
March 15, 2016 . Founded by Lesia Cartelli, who was severely burned in a gas explosion at age nine, this holistic retreat focuses on the psychosocial needs of injured girls. The retreat is designed to inspire and nurture the girls to process their injuries and losses and the professional instruction and activities, tailored to their unique needs, help boost their self-image and confidence so they may reach their fullest potential. Please read the following press release on this year's retreat that will take place in June, and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Lesia Cartelli. Thank you. Caroline Jones Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 1.28.16

January is National Train

January is National Train Your Dog Month and it's no surprise that this awareness month falls when it does after so many dogs were welcomed into their new home around the holidays. Whether it's a puppy or an older, adopted dog, every new owner will be faced with the challenges of training their new addition. However, it's not as simple as "Sit" and "Stay," if you want to truly create a comfortable and well-established dynamic between you, your family and fido. "We humans have invited a completely different species, in that of our dogs, to live with us," says expert animal behaviorist and dog trainer, Bryan Bailey. "Dogs are a species that is governed by a thread created millions of years ago to safeguard the wolf in a very competitive and hostile world. This thread has diminished greatly under the persistent influence of man, yet the invisible thread of instinct has remained intact. This is why my methodology for training dogs is straight out of nature's lesson plan." Focused on activating or deactivating the natural, wolf-like impulses and behaviors in our dogs that are needed to conform to our human existence, Bailey's immediately available for interviews and commentary during which he can elaborate on: His top tips for getting started with training a new dog Specific tips for dog-related issues such as aggression towards dogs and/or humans, chewing, jumping, submissiveness, fear, etc. Why it's appropriate to think of your dog as a domestic wolf instead of a little human in a fur coat Why dog aggression is on the rise and the importance of understanding that it cannot be trained out, bred out or medicated out Why we must lead, or be led. Social predators don't have a place for equality The many different methodologies to dog training and how to find the right fit for your dog Please let me know if you are interested in setting up a time to connect with Bryan Bailey, or in receiving a complimentary review copy of his new book, Embracing the Wild in Your Dog for consideration, Martin. Both hardcover and digital review copies are available at request. Many thanks for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. Best, Marissa Marissa Madill / SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. t: 856.489.8654 ext 314 / e: marissa@smithpublicity.com About Bryan Bailey: Bryan Bailey is a nationally-recognized, award-winning animal behaviorist, who has shared his expertise with Fox & Friends, SiriusXM, SheKnows.com, Dog World, At Home Mid-South Tennessee, Bloom Magazine, and Fox News, along with veterinarians, dog owners and celebrities. Bailey's unique qualifications also include: nationally-certified Master Trainer and Pharmacotherapy Behaviorist, decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy, working extensively as a supervisor and trainer for the U.S. Navy's dolphin and sea lion projects, honor graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy with duties including training supervisor of the Monroe County Sheriff's Department K-9 narcotics detection, and search and rescue teams, and trainer for the Indiana Department of Health and Social Services to train service dogs for children with Muscular Dystrophy. He has also studied canine problem solving and pharmacotherapy at Cornell and Tufts University , wolf behavior and social dynamics at Battleground Indiana and Ely Minnesota wolf conservatories, is a certified Veterinary Technician, and has professionally shown dogs in AKC Obedience, Conformation, Schutzhund and Ring Sport. His first book, Embracing the Wild in Your Dog, is a culmination of his experiences and expertise and will be soon followed by his second title, The Hammer – Understanding Canine Aggression, set for release in 2016. Bailey and his wife, Kira, reside in Memphis , TN , with their children, dogs, and cats. Together, they own ProTrain Memphis and Taming the Wild. Learn more about Bailey at www.TamingtheWild.com. Are Loyalty Programs Bad for Consumers? Mathieu Bédard Today, 89% of Canadians adhere to at least one loyalty program (also called a reward program), and 41% adhere to a program that is connected to a credit card. In other cases, such programs are connected to stand-alone loyalty cards or smartphone applications. Many critics maintain that these programs do not really offer any benefits for consumers, and suggest that they should be regulated. What is the truth of the matter, and what effects have such regulations had in countries that have adopted them? 1.29.16

Life Through Lasagna Eyes

Please let me know if you'd like a copy of Life Through Lasagna Eyes: The Recipes for Life by Samantha A. Kendall for consideration of a book review.  Written by
Chicago 's "Lasagna Lady," Kendall uses her love for the popular dish to draw synergies between layers of lasagna and the layers of life.  The book draws from her life journey, overcoming adversity and tragedy. I'd be happy to set something up – let me know what works for you.  Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.   Carol Ward Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 1.23.16

Vitamin D have lower risk of developing cavities in their teeth

A new Canadian study suggests that children who have optimal levels of vitamin D have lower risk of developing cavities in their teeth. The study, led by Dr. Robert Schroth at the University of Manitoba 's College of Dentistry in Winnipeg , concludes that recommending regular vitamin D supplementation during childhood may decrease the overall burden of tooth decay in children. Published recently in the Journal of Dental Research, the study is believed to be the largest of its kind and used a cross-section of nationally representative children from across Canada . Researchers found that optimal vitamin D concentrations (≥75 nmol/L) are associated with a 39% lower risk for dental cavities in young school-aged children, while kids with vitamin D levels of ≥50 nmol/L had a 47% lower risk for cavities. It's believed that vitamin D helps fight tooth decay by introducing antimicrobial peptides, such as defensins and cathelicidins. Dr. Schroth said the research is important because it points to vitamin D as an additional consideration to fighting cavities in children. In Canada , approximately 12 million Canadians do not meet vitamin D blood level requirements of 50 nmol/L set by Health Canada and the Institute of Medicine . This figure rises to 14 million — 40% of us — during winter months. If you would like to set up an interview with Dr. Schroth about this research, I'd be happy to arrange it.  All the best,   Erika Navarro Public Relations Intern 1.23.16

"Going Old School: Five Tried and True Sales Methods You Should Still Be Using in the 21st  Century,"

Please review the below article by sales and marketing veterans Tim Brown and Dan Streeter, "Going Old School: Five Tried and True Sales Methods You Should Still Be Using in the 21st  Century," offered to you for publication. According to their article, "The world of sales is changing. Technology seems to be driving the sales vehicle in today's society, but it's the old school, tried and true, consultative techniques that separate the good from the great sales professional, which can be encapsulated primarily by this one statement, which will always be true: People buy from people they like and trust. The ability to cultivate and sustain trust with people is the X factor that the best sales professionals rely upon to consistently excel at what they do. Trust is a sales professional's most valuable currency.There are five old school techniques to master, which will help you to build trust." I'd love to have you share this unique perspective with your readers. Please let me know if you have any interest in the piece. Tim Brown and/or Dan Streeter would also be available for an interview or to provide expert commentary on this topic. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you, Erin MacDonald-Birnbaum 856-489-8654 x302  erin@smithpublicity.com 1.23.16

I am writing to offer you the byline  A Good Way of Dealing with Bad Feelings

I hope you are well. I am writing to offer you the byline  A Good Way of Dealing with Bad Feelings by author and speaker, Vivian Dittmar. In this informative and insightful article, Dittmar offers practical advice on how we can deal with the most difficult or toxic relationships despite who it is in our lives.  Please let me know if you might be interested in running this article partially or in its entirety.  Kristin Marquet | Publicist  SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books   Kristin.Marquet@SmithPublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x310    USA CANADA   1.23.16

Power of Feelings: Discover Your Emotional Compass 

I hope you are well. I am writing to offer you the byline Understanding the Power of Feelings: Discover Your Emotional Compass by author and speaker, Vivian Dittmar. In this informative and insightful article, Dittmar offers unique insight into what and how our "emotional compass" works.  Please let me know if you might be interested in running this article partially or in its entirety.  Kristin Marquet | Publicist SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books Kristin.Marquet@SmithPublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x310 USA CANADA

MOMpreneur

Please let me know if you would like to receive copies of Nancy Guettier's amazing children's book series in consideration of a review.
Nancy 's three adopted children individually inspired her to write these very entertaining, yet educational stories. The series is now readily available at Barnes & Noble and other fine book outlets, also on Amazon. She would make a delightful show guest and we are sure audiences will love the magic her books have to offer their children. Nancy could also share with parents her ten tips on how to be a good MOMpreneur. Thank you. Dea Shandera Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 310.699.7880 Cell 832.569.5539 Fax
news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 1.23.16

I would like to forward a copy of Alan L. Pritz's

I would like to forward a copy of Alan L. Pritz's latest book, Meditation as a Way of Life, to you in consideration of a review. Winner of the 2015 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award in the Body/Mind/Spirit category, this remarkable book offers an interfaith viewpoint that will appeal to anyone wanting to enrich their life. Based on the teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, this rare find in the meditation/wellness genre is written in an easy-to-understand style, both poignant and humorous, that makes it simple for anyone setting out on their personal journey to finding a meditation-based spiritual life.  Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Reverend Pritz, or forward a copy of his book for a review. Thank you. Caroline Jones. Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com (281) 333-3507 Phone (832) 569-5539 Fax 1.06.16

"All You Can Eat"

It's time to flip for the New Year-- "All You Can Eat" pancakes are back at participating IHOP restaurants! This January guests can enjoy all of the famous buttermilk pancakes they want, topped with any combination of IHOP's delicious syrups. Please see the press release below for more information. If you are interested in stopping by your local IHOP to take photos and catch the action in person, please let me know and I would be happy to coordinate that for you. Thank you, Megan Hofileña Wills Communications, Inc. 310-376-6600 mhofilena@willscom.com 1.06.16

 NRGene's technology

NRGene's technology has been used by the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), a public-private partnership, to assemble the bread wheat genome.  With the bread wheat genome and the complete assemblies of 80 other genomes in the last year alone -- including 12 for Syngenta and enough maize genomes for complete pangenome analysis across varieties - no other company has ever had such an enormous - or immediate - impact on the global agricultural market. NRGene's maize and wheat results will have a significant effect on the world's food supply, from R&D to product, harvest, and the commodities markets. Sources at Syngenta, IWGSC, major universities in the United States , Germany , and Israel , and CIMMYT (the global maize research nonprofit in Mexico ) are all available to discuss the real-world effects of NRGene's assemblies - many of which are ready for publication by various researchers around the world. Gil Ronen, CEO of NRGene, will be at the Plant & Animal Genomics Conference January 9-12 in San Diego if you'd like to meet in person. We can also arrange calls. Please let me know which you prefer. Thanks. Regards, Amy Kenigsberg K2 Global Communications amy@k2-gc.com  www.k2-gc.com  tel: +972-9-794-1681 (+2 GMT)  mobile: +972-524-761-341

Happy New Year!

 Hello! Scientists and health-care advocates are encouraged by new research that has found vitamin D may help repair damage to myelin — the protective sheath surrounding nerve fibers — in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).The study, conducted by the University of Cambridge in England and published earlier this month in the Journal of Cell Biology, offers significant evidence that vitamin D could one day be used as a treatment for MS. Researchers from the MS Society Cambridge Centre for Myelin Repair found that the vitamin D receptor protein pairs with an existing protein, called the RXR gamma receptor, which has already proven to help repair myelin. The study, led by Professor Robin Franklin, determined that the production rate of myelin-making cells (oligodendrocytes) increased by 80% when added to brain stem cells where the proteins were present. Further study is needed to determine whether the results found in the lab hold true in patients with MS during clinical trials. An estimated 100,000 Canadians have MS — the highest prevalence rate in the world. The Vitamin D Society, a Canadian non-profit group organized to increase awareness of the many health conditions strongly linked to vitamin D deficiency, is following the research closely. The organization encourages Canadians to be proactive in protecting their health and have their vitamin D levels tested annually. In Canada , approximately 12 million Canadians do not meet vitamin D blood level requirements of 50 nmol/L set by Health Canada and the Institute of Medicine . This figure rises to 14 million — 40% of us — during winter months. Dr. Samantha Kimball and Dr. Reinhold Vieth, Scientific Advisors for the Vitamin D Society, are available to speak with you about this new research on vitamin D. Please let me know if you would like to set up an interview and I’d be happy to arrange it. All the best, Erika Navarro Public Relations Intern 1.06.16

Legalization of medical marijuana

As more states consider the legalization of medical marijuana, I'd like to send you a complimentary copy of The Marijuana Project for consideration of a review. Brian Laslow presents a riveting story about an ethical debate topping headlines today. With 25 years as a respected expert in the field of security, he became involved with the medical marijuana business; his real-life experiences add depth and authenticity to the tale. If you're exploring the topic of legalization, Brian makes an excellent and knowledgeable guest. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Brian; if you'd like a copy of his book just send me your postal address. Thank you. Suzanne Johnson Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 1.06.15

Window Medics has invented a patented defogging

Window Medics has invented a patented defogging window technology that easily bolts on to your existing business with very little training. It only takes 15-20 minutes to restore a window. Our profit margins are 60-70% and as for windows that can't be restored, the glass can be replaced as another add on service. We generate ongoing lead generation to keep you busy so you can focus on generating revenue. The business can be run from home to keep overhead to a minimum. We have been defogging windows for over a decade and our service comes with a 20 year warranty. Please contact us to find out how you can save your clients up to 70% on their window needs. Don’t have license fee? Window Medics provides in-house financing for a right person. We will lend you part of the license fee at no interest and you can pay it out of your profits! The Perks - Access to an exclusive patented technology for defogging windows  - Two day training session  - Zero royalty fees  - Ongoing lead generation support  - Multi-faceted support  - Start from home  - Simple restoration process  - A low investment and market leading business opportunity - Negligible competition No premises necessary, no experience required, and no royalties needed. Should you be interested, call 888-329-6212 (toll free), or simply reply to this e-mail with your phone number and we will call you back. Or click here to register and we will call you back. Thanks, Window Medics Team Phone: 888-329-6212 http://windowmedics.com In case you are NOT INTERESTED, reply with a UNSUBSCRIBE and we’ll have you removed from our database, don’t worry! Please provide 2 working days to remove your email id from our data base. 1.06.16

Hi, Are you looking for dealership opportunity to expand your business?

You already have a business but wish to expand and diversify, our Window Medics business opportunity is the quickest route to success – even if you know nothing about windows. Don’t have license fee? Window Medics provides in-house financing for a right person. We will lend you part of the license fee at no interest and you can pay it out of your profits! No premises necessary, no experience required, and no royalties needed.  Should you be interested, call 888-329-6212 (toll free), or simply reply to this e-mail with your phone number and we will call you back. Thanks, Window Medics Team Phone: 888-329-6212  http://windowmedics.com
In case you are NOT INTERESTED, reply with a UNSUBSCRIBE and we’ll have you removed from our database, don’t worry! Please provide 2 working days to remove your email id from our data base. 1.06.16

HOW UNDERSTANDING AND EMBRACING ALL FEELINGS - EVEN NEGATIVE ONES - CAN UNLOCK YOUR TRUE EMOTIONAL POTENTIAL AND BRING CLARITY TO YOUR LIFE

[MediaContactFirstName],   Regardless of who you are, or where you live, no one feels their life is perfect.  Every man, woman, and child encounters difficulties or setbacks, along with corresponding feelings of fear, sadness, or even shame. It is natural to try and protect yourself and your family from such harsh feelings and difficult times. However, blocking out or protecting others from these feelings could actually do damage to a person's well-being. Meet Vivian Dittmar - business coach, speaker, and author of the groundbreaking book, The Power of Feelings: A Practical Guide to Emotional Intelligence. Through her career as a coach and author, Dittmar has learned how feelings are created, the difference between feelings and emotions, and why each has its own purpose. Through her experiences and research, she also learned that some of the strongest and most challenging feelings that we experience are actually necessary tools towards developing a healthy emotional response to the world around you. "In order to liberate the power of your feelings, you need to understand their real purpose," says Dittmar. "Once you understand their purpose – even the most challenging ones - you will be able to embrace them, which will ultimately maximize your emotional potential and intelligence." Bringing extensive knowledge and first-hand experience, Dittmar is available for immediate interviews and commentary to discuss: Emotional Intelligence: How we can improve our own emotional intelligence and apply it in our daily lives Overcoming Emotional Baggage: Effective ways to move beyond the past and deal with emotional issues Anger and Sadness: How negative feelings such as anger and sadness perform important functions in our relationships and lives Personal and Professional Relationships: Why relationships can be so difficult to develop and maintain in today's modern society and culture Participatory Leadership: How today's managers, business owners, and executives can use this leadership style (i.e., inviting employees to share in organizational decision-making) to increase employee morale, creativity, and retention Please let me know if you might be interested in interviewing to Vivian. I look forward to hearing from you. Kristin Marquet | Publicist SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books  Cristin.Marquet@SmithPublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x310 USA • CANADA Mailing Address: 1930 E. Marlton Pike, Suite I-46 • Cherry Hill , NJ 08003 Website | Book Publicity Tips Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn | FacebookPinterest | YouTube | Google+ Vivian Dittmar grew up on three continents in three different cultures.  In doing so, she developed a unique perspective on humans and their interactions.  Traveling between first, second, and third-world nations, she was struck by the contrast between people's external wealth and their corresponding life issues.  Her experiences led her to pursue a career in the fields of self-help and personal development. Throughout her career, Dittmar has worked in Germany , Indonesia , Australia , Thailand , Costa Rica , Italy , Greece , and Sweden .  In Indonesia , she ran her own practice working with clients from all backgrounds. She then returned to Europe and set up the non-profit, Be the Change Foundation for Cultural Change.  The foundation offers educational events to raise awareness about ecological and social justice issues. Dittmar also works as a trainer and coach.  As a coach, she helps small and mid-sized business owners and executives develop their emotional intelligence. She is also the author of three successful books - the first of which has been translated from German into English, Italian, and Spanish. Dittmar currently lives between Germany and Italy and is a mother of two sons. Website: VivianDittmar.com, Books are available on VivianDittmar.com and Amazon.com.  E-books are also available on Kindle. Connect with Dittmar on Twitter.com and Facebook.com. 1.06.16

I'd like to be able to make your job easier in 2016

I'd like to be able to make your job easier in 2016 by providing you with interesting and informative feature ideas/topics/sources to consider in the weeks and months ahead. Many of the topics I'd like to share with you detail innovative product launches, intriguing feature ideas and interesting interview opportunities with experts on a number of subjects.  Are those things that would help you?  If so, are there specific topics that would benefit you most? FYI -- like this email, these pitches I would send to you are always very brief and I send no unsolicited attachments. (Although I am always happy to forward additional information, photos, product samples upon request.) Thank you in advance for your reply. I look forward to helping to make your job easier in 2016. PS - If you don't need help or aren't interested in periodic emails from me simply reply with the word "NO" in the su bject line and I won't contact you further. Happy New Year!  Todd Brabender  Spread The News PR  todd@spreadthenewspr.com  785.842.8909   LinkedIn Profile:  http://www.linkedin.com/in/toddbrabenderspreadthenewspr/ 12.31.15

Fire Starters and Rain Crusaders

Please let me know if you'd like a copy of Fire Starters and Rain Crusaders by Stephen Evans for consideration of a book review.  Additionally, his interviews are engaging, enlightening and his audiences love him.  I'd be happy to set something up – let me know what works for you.  Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.   Richard W. Harmer, Ardent Creative, Inc. 440 S Main Street 
Fort Worth , TX 76104  Tel 817.348.9049  Cell 817.937.5359  richard@ardentcreative.com   www.ardentcreative.com 12.25.15

It’s almost the New Year

It’s almost the New Year and that means people everywhere will be making their annual New Year’s resolutions.  But for most, by February, these goals will be nothing more than a memory to revisit at the beginning of next year.  How can you make your 2016 resolutions a reality? Steve Siebold, a psychological performance and mental toughness coach, who is author of 177 Mental Toughness Secrets of The World Class, offers this advice: -        It’s all or nothing: It sounds harsh, but 99% compliance is failure.  You either go after your goals with 100% effort, or don’t bother trying. You wouldn’t cheat on your spouse in a committed relationship, so don’t cheat on something as important as your resolutions.   -        It’s not about winning, but wanting to win that counts. Winners have a “whatever it takes” attitude.  They’ve made the decision to pay any price and bear any burden in the name of victory.   -        Expect the obstacles.  Most people run into a challenge or obstacle and seek immediate escape.  Have a plan to push forward when this happens.  If you’re not ready to suffer during adversity, you’re not going to be successful.  You need to know going in that making a change is going to be hard work, not a walk in the park.   - Don’t focus on how to do it, but rather, why should I do it?  Why do I want this goal to become a reality?  The intensity of emotion with which this question is answered will determine whether the dream comes alive or dies.  -  Get really clear about what you want to change.  Vagueness doesn’t work with goal setting. Don’t just say “I want to lose weight,” but get really specific and say, “By March 1, I want to lose 15 pounds.  I’m going to eat well, exercise each day and get really committed to doing this once and for all.”  -        Set a timeline. Setting a timeline helps avoid procrastination.  The way the mind works, a timeline gives you something to strive for.  -        Focus on your self-talk. Be careful what you say to yourself, because your thoughts dictate your behavior.  In fact, 77% of what we say to ourselves is negative, so don’t give into the negative thoughts that the goal is impossible.  Keep asking yourself, “How can I make this happen?”  -        Seeing is believing: A vision board helps keep you motivated because it helps you see the end result of the goal you’re trying to achieve. If you want to lose weight, for example, cutout pictures of really fit people and tape them on a poster board.  Hang the vision board in a very visible location.  This will reinforce the goals into your subconscious and help you push forward on those tough days. You can also write a letter describing your life to a friend detailing the way you want things to be a year from now.  Read the letter anytime you need a lift-me-up. -        Get an accountability buddy. One of the biggest problems is that most people have no means of accountability or a support system in place.  Go after your goals with a partner who really makes you push yourself. Even better, find someone who has already achieved what you are setting out after and have them coach you.  -        Ignore the naysayers: There will be people who say you can’t do it and that you should just leave well enough alone.  Drop your addiction to the approval of others, ignore them and keep pushing forward.  Achieving world-class success in anything means believing in yourself no matter what others think or say.  If you would be interested in speaking to Steve about ways to make good on those New Year’s resolutions, I am happy to set it up.  You may also use his tips with proper attribution. www.mentaltoughnesssecrets.com   Thanks!   Scott Jones   954-821-3434  scott@serbinmedia.com 12.22.15

Article by award-winning viticulturist

Please review the below article by award-winning viticulturist, winemaker & expert, Paula Moulton, entitled "5 Simple Secrets to Sounding Wine Knowledgeable." With holiday parties typically comes the imbibing of adult beverages and, typically, there's always a few friends in the group who seem to know if all when it comes to wine. Instead of feeling completely out of place in such a deep conversation, Moulton offers 5 simple secrets in her article below that will make an vino novice sound wine knowledgeable amongst the aficionados. I hope you can share this piece with your readers. Thank you for your consideration. Best, Marissa Madill / SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. t: 856.489.8654 ext 314 / e: marissa@smithpublicity.com  12.21.15

5 Keys to Managing the Emotional Roller Coaster

I am writing to offer you the byline 5 Keys to Managing the Emotional Roller Coaster through the Holidays, written by bestselling author, speaker, and coach Vivian Dittmar. In this easy-to-read article, Dittmar offers 5 simple ways we can get through the holidays without the usual stress and chaos. Please let m know if you might be interested in publishing this article partially or in its entirety.  Thanks! Kristin Marquet | Publicist SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books Kristin.Marquet@SmithPublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x310   USA • CANADA   Mailing Address: 1930 E. Marlton Pike, Suite I-46 • Cherry Hill , NJ 08003   Website | Book Publicity Tips Blog | Twitter | LinkedIn | FacebookPinterest | YouTube | Google+ 12.21.15

Complimentary review copy of Till the End of Time.

Especially because the holidays bring a lot of stress to all of us, I hope you'll take just a moment to pause and say "yes" to a complimentary review copy of Till the End of Time. Even a brief encounter with Sylvia Anthony, an Amazon #1 bestselling author in Christian Discipleship, will bring you back to the joy and wonder that sparks the giving season. Your audience, too, will be inspired by the founder and president of Sylvia's Haven, a shelter for women and children and a gift of hope for anyone who's ever faltered. Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Sylvia; send me your mailing address and I'll send you a copy of her memoir for consideration of a review. Thank you. Carol Ward Post Office
Box 2394 Friendswood , TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 12.19.15

Justin Roff-Marsh.

As field sales teams shrink, inside teams are growing. But not just growing. Exploding! Some are reporting a 300% year-on-year growth in U.S. inside-sales headcount. While this shift is exciting, inside sales teams have adopted a number of practices from the traditional sales model that would have been better off left in the field (or, better still, eliminated altogether). With such a significant shift taking place, what is required of these inside sales teams to truly take advantage of this new design of the sales function? "Where planning is concerned, what's required is an inside-out approach," says sales management radical and author of The Machine, Justin Roff-Marsh. "Start with an inside sales function and then add field resources as they are required—and only to the extent that they are required." Backed by his 20+ years of work as the founder and President of Ballistix, a sales management and marketing consultancy specializing in the implementation and ongoing support of sales process engineering (SPE), along with his regular presentations on this topic, Roff-Marsh can elaborate on this topic and his inside-out approach, including: The true potential of inside sales - Are face-to-face selling conversations critical to your sales design? The answer is likely no - Who in your organization should be in the inside salesperson role - The blend of customer service, inside sales and business development needed to support this new model - The overall new design he proposes that inside sales supports - Please let me know if you are interested in receiving a complimentary review copy of The Machine or to coordinate a time to speak with Roff-Marsh, Anshari. Many thanks for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you. Best, Marissa Madill / SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. t: 856.489.8654 ext 314 / e: marissa@smithpublicity.com About Justin Roff-Marsh: Justin Roff-Marsh is the founder and President of Ballistix and author of the new book, The Machine: A Radical Approach to the Design of the Sales Function. Roff-Marsh is considered by many as the thought leader in Sales Process Engineering, a radical new approach to the management of the sales function. He is also the editor of the popular Sales Process Engineering blog, read by thousands of people around the world. Over the past decade, Roff-Marsh has presented Sales Process Engineering at events to tens of thousands of executives the world over. He has been guest speaker at scores of industry events, conferences and association meetings, and has facilitated Solution Design Workshops to hundreds of companies in a variety of industries throughout North America and Australia . For more information, visit www.salesprocessengineering.net and connect with Roff-Marsh on LinkedIn and Twitter. The Machine is currently available on Amazon and through all major booksellers. 12.18.15

Winter is such a beautiful season but

 Winter is such a beautiful season but it often brings with it symptoms of seasonal affective disorder. This disorder is very unique to each individual, however Dr. Samantha Kimball offers the sunshine vitamin as a great option to help battle this disorder, which is also known as the winter blues. Attached is a headshot of Dr. Samantha Kimball. If you are interested in an interview, I’d be happy to set something up. Thanks, Erika 12.18.15

2016 amazing new products for little ones!

2016 is right around corner, along with some amazing new products for little ones! My Funkins and BazzleBaby are two of next year's must-haves for parents! Bring back trendy and fashionable this new year with funky new bibs and reusable colorful napkins! Kids will never be messy again! These brands are creating quite the celebrity following with their bright colors and useful products!  Please let me know if you are interested and I will be happy to submit a sample request! All my best, Amber  Adorable New Kid Gear for 2016   My Funkins  The fashionable Funkins are durable and washable napkins that fit perfectly into little laps.  They can double up asplacemats and are perfect for meals on the run. The 100% cotton is soft to the touch and Funkins come a rainbow of fun colors, patterns and styles that will delight the little tykes. With over 3.5 million tons of paper towels and napkins ending up in landfills, the eco-friendly and CPSIA Compliant Funkins are a smart alternative to throwaway paper napkins. Environmentally-conscious families and schools that practice waste-free lunch programs will love Funkins. Funkins are a celebrity, social media and Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) sensation since they hit the market in 2012. Many Funkins have been spotted on the street with kids of celebrities such as Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Lopez, and David and Victoria Beckham. Plus, Funkins has been showcased at the Academy Awards and Golden Globes in the glamorous goodie bags. BazzleBaby Dribble and drool don't stand a chance with Bazzle Baby's funky, fashionable and revolutionary Banda Bib. Now drooling tykes can be fashion rockstars wearing the coolest bibs on the market that also stop drool from annoying and irritating their skin! The Banda Bib is the hippest, most practical bib for drooling babies: Draws moisture away from skin and keeps clothes dry Doesn't cut into sweet, soft chins Is quick drying and soft so youngsters stay comfortable Made of quality fabrics to keep looking great after many washes The Banda Bib comes is some trendy colors and chic styles, matching perfectly with any little outfit. Plus, moms can keep those sweet little necks warm in the winter! BazzleBaby has many stylish and super functional bibs, burpers and more such as the Bitsy Bib and the Big Bib. They are also easy to find online and in over  700 Target stores  throughout the country.  For samples or more information, please contact Amber@chicexecs.com. Sincerely, Amber Martinez Public Relations Account Coordinator ChicExecs.com PR & Brand Management Firm ChicBlvd Inc. 820 Los Vallecitos Ste A-C San Marcos , CA 92069 12.1715

NRGene Delivers 80 Complete Genomes in 12 Months

NRGene has mapped 80 genomes in less than 12 months, including the world's first wheat genome and a dozen genomes for Syngenta, one of the globe's largest ag companies. The first maize genome took five years to create, but NRGene has assembled 10 maize genomes in the past year alone, allowing for pan genome comparison to further pinpoint the location of exact traits across the species. Below is the release. Please let me know when you are available to discuss these acheivements with Gil Ronen, CEO of NRGene. Gil will be at the Plant & Animal Genomics Conference January 9-12 in San Diego if you'd like to meet in person. Thanks.  Regards, Amy Kenigsberg K2 Global Communications amy@k2-gc.com
www.k2-gc.com tel: +972-9-794-1681 (+2 GMT)  mobile: +972-524-761-341 12.17.15

Terrorist attacks in Paris and the recent shootings

Terrorist attacks in
Paris and the recent shootings in California serve as a direct warning about the vulnerability of "soft targets" in the United States . A year ago, author and historian William R. Forstchen, Ph.D., predicted ISIS would make such attacks within the United States ; we can no longer ignore his warning of more bloodshed to come. An upcoming documentary from producer and commentator Glenn Beck will feature Forstchen's analysis. Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with him. If you'd like a copy of his latest book, Day of Wrath, for consideration of a review, please send me your postal address. Suggested interview questions are below for your convenience. Thank you!    Please see this interview on Fox & Friends: http://video.foxnews.com/v/3762644198001/preparing-for-an-isis-attack-inside-america/?playlist_id=930909787001#sp=show-clips&v=3762644198001 Monica Foster Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 - Main mfoster@ascotmediagroup.com    www.ascotmedia.com 12.17.15

 Norman Sternthal, a Montreal realtor

 Norman Sternthal, a Montreal realtor, developer and philanthropist, was honored at Yeshiva University ’s 91st Annual Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation on Sunday, December 13, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City . Sternthal is co-founder of Groupe Fairway, a Montreal-based real estate and development firm. Together with his wife, he established the Johanne and Norman Sternthal Foundation in Montreal . Photo attached and press release below. Please let me know if you’d like to run the story. Thank you, Drew Zambelli, Account Executive DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs 261 Fifth Avenue , New York , NY   10016 T: (212) 981-5286 F: (212) 981-5486 drew_zambelli@dkcnews.com DKC | Facebook | Twitter | Blog 12.17.15

Living Feelings: How to incorporate conscious feelings into your daily life

"When I felt it was time to write my first book, I took a look at what was on the market in the field of personal development and felt the greatest deficit was in the realm of feelings and emotions," says Dittmar. "I had been emotionally challenged in my life and was unsatisfied with the answers I could find. This dissatisfaction caused me to start investigating the matter within me, with the people I worked with, and in seminars and groups. When it was time to write the book, we collected questions about feelings from people of all walks of life looking for the same answers. This material later became the first version of The Power of Feelings." Please let me know if you might be interested in interviewing Dittmar or seeing a copy of her book. I look forward to hearing from you.  Kristin Marquet | Publicist  SMITH PUBLICITY, INC. Since 1997, promoting thousands of experts, authors & books Kristin.Marquet@SmithPublicity.com • 856-489-8654 x310  USA CANADA Vivian Dittmar grew up on three continents in three different cultures. In doing so, she developed a unique perspective on humans and their interactions. Traveling between first, second, and third-world nations, she was struck by the contrast between people's external wealth and their corresponding life issues. Her experiences led her to pursue a career in the fields of self-help and personal development. Throughout her career, Dittmar has worked in Germany , Indonesia , Australia , Thailand , Costa Rica , Italy , Greece , and Sweden . In Indonesia , she ran her own practice working with clients from all backgrounds. She then returned to Europe and set up the non-profit, Be the Change Foundation for Cultural Change.  The foundation offers educational events to raise awareness about ecological and social justice issues. Dittmar also works as a trainer and coach.  As a coach, she helps small and mid-sized business owners and executives develop their emotional intelligence. She is also the author of three successful books - the first of which has been translated from German into English, Italian, and Spanish. Dittmar currently lives between Germany and Italy and is a mother of two sons. Website: VivianDittmar.com Books are available on VivianDittmar.com and Amazon.com.  E-books are also available on Kindle.  Connect with Dittmar on Twitter.com and Facebook.com. 12.15.15

Time for Me

Please let me know if I may send a copy of Ruth Fishel's new book, Time for Me: Daily Practice for a Joyful, Peaceful, Purposeful Life, in consideration of a review from you. This insightful book should be on everyone's holiday gift-giving list as the perfect gift for friends or family members who tend to take care of everyone else but themselves. Life can be challenging; we juggle jobs, family, taking care of elderly parents...the list goes on. But what happens when we don't make time for ourselves? We burn out. Time for Me offers a simple three-step method in a weekly format that helps make the necessary changes to renew and re-energize. Wisdom that works with no guilt attached ─ what a great way to welcome in the New Year!   Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an engaging interview with Ruth Fishel. Thank you. Kim Weiss Director of Communications  HCI Books, The Life Issues Publisher  3201 SW 15 Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442  (800) 851-9100 ext. 212   kim.weiss@hcibooks.com       www.hcibooks.com/trade 121515

It's only rock-n-roll, but I like it.

It's only rock-n-roll, but I like it.  You'd be hard pressed to find a person who doesn't break out in song after hearing these lyrics by The Rolling Stones.  Rock writer and Rolling Stones fan, Jim Beviglia, ranks the band's top 100 songs in his new release, Counting Down The Rolling Stones: Their 100 Finest Songs. Beviglia engages audiences with his wit and keen storytelling ability.  He is immediately available for interviews and can address the following topics:  •    50 Years of the Rolling Stones:  Their Songs, Their Fans, and Their Staying Power •    Bob Dylan, Bruce Springfield and Now The Rolling Stones.  Who's Next in the Counting Down Series?   •    The Dynamics of the Mick Jagger/Keith Richards collaboration  Please read the press release below and let me know if you would like to schedule an interview with Jim Beviglia, or receive a copy of his book in consideration of a review.  Thank you, and I look forward to your reply.
Paige Morrison Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 12.12.15

Hay House author Directing Your Destiny

Jennifer Grace is a Hay House author Directing Your Destiny, former SAG actress, and Executive Transformational coach who teaches Stanford University's famous Creative in Business course worldwide.  Grace helps people become unstuck in their day-to-day and make change towards a fulfilling and more balanced life.  People from all walks of life attend her seminars and workshops to transform their lives in ways that once seemed impossible. Each show features a special guest who can offer their experiences with transformational growth from high-powered attorneys to psychologists. Recent grads from Grace's course include: 1) an executive at MTV now pursuing her dream of working with kids; 2) a struggling New York businessman who went from thousands of dollars in debt to a millionaire; and 3) a Miami "power couple" who met through the course and are now happily married.Grace just launched her own original web-based series called The Jennifer Grace show (Think Oprah Meets Saturday Night Live) Blending her two loves of comedy and transformation, here is a preview of the Jennifer Grace 1st Episode. We would love to share more of the Jennifer Grace show with you and Grace is available immediately for interviews discussing: Her life 7 years ago prior to become a leading transformational coach The impetus to launch her web-based series The importance of being authentic in everything you do Her unconventional approach to spirituality with down–to-earth appeal and humor Finding your purpose – Jennifer makes it easy and fun I look forward to hearing from you.   Jennifer's full bio follows below the signature line. Kind regards, Jennifer Grace -  Jennifer Grace is the founder of Jennifer Grace Enterprises. She began her career on Wall Street in investment banking before becoming a SAG actress (IMDB Jennifer Safina) and finally finding her calling as a Transformational Coach.  She is a Hay House author and radio host whose book Directing Your Destiny is based on the famed Stanford Masters Degree Course, 'Creativity in Business.' Her curriculum helps students "get unstuck" in their lives and empowers them with practical tools and techniques to "make $h!t happen." Jennifer is a regular Huffington Post and MindBodyGreen contributor. Her retreat company Omluxe takes individuals to divine destinations while also donating 100% of the proceeds to different causes in the regions they are visiting. She also partnered with Matt Damon in his foundation Water.org and raised money for a clean water incentive in Peru . In November 2015, Omluxe will go to India to raise money for female entrepreneurs to kick-start their businesses. Directing Your Destiny is available through Amazon. Connect with Jennifer on www.jennifergrace.com. FB Fan: https://www.facebook.com/beheregrace?fref=ts&ref=br_tf  Twitter @beheregrace" 12.12.15

Brookstone

Only two weeks until Christmas and your audience may be panicking because they have yet to finish their holiday shopping. They can relax because Brookstone has them covered – they now deliver to Canada ! If you’re looking to write about unique last minute gift ideas, Brookstone has something for everyone. The Best Dad/Brother Gifts:  From our known “hard-to-find tools”, outdoor entertainment and massage products, there are must-haves for anyone in your life! Big Blue Unplugged Wireless Speaker: Compact, cordless, and rechargeable, our Big Blue Unplugged speaker is perfectly sized for impromptu dance parties just about anywhere. Just toss it in your backpack, purse, or briefcase, and you’ll always have incredible sound within easy reach. Cordless Shiatsu Neck & Shoulder with Heat: The Brookstone Cordless Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager lets you reach tight and tired muscles all over your back, without having to make an appointment with a massage therapist. The Fizzics Beer System:  Fizzics is the only at-home system that helps beer lovers discover the magic behind every variety of beer by improving the body, texture, and concentration of aromatics in all of your favorite brews, including IPAs, Hefeweizens, Pilsners, Brown Ales, Lagers, Stouts, and more. The Best Kid Gifts: Who knew Brookstone had kid items? Online carries thousands of options!!! Some of our favorites: App-Enabled BB-8: For any Star Wars fan or Robot fan, you can control the new droid via your smartphone! Kinetic Sand by Brookstone: Unlike beach or play sand, SAND has special properties that make it soft and stretchy. A wide array of colors and molds available. Cat Ear Headphones: The hottest item out of Brookstone this season! Enjoy music for yourself, share with your friends or use for gaming! The Best Mom/Sister Gifts: Brookstone is not just a guy’s store. There are the latest in technology, massage and luxury to appease any woman! Tranquil Moments Pro Sleep: Forget your old alarm clock’s beeps and buzzers. Our Tranquil Moments® Pro Sleep System has gentler ways to wake you and help you feel more refreshed in the morning. Nap Throw Blanket: The softest blanket you’ve ever felt - Transform sitting on the couch into luxurious lounging. Shiatsu Foot Messager with Heat: Tough day? Grab your Shiatsu Foot Massager and kick off your shoes. It’ll take the tension out of your toes, satisfy your soles and make your whole body feel good. We are happy to assist you with any b-roll and high res image requests as well! Attached are the official “Top 10” Wow Gifts from Brookstone. Tom Via, Brookstone CEO is also available for interviews regarding what customers are clamoring for this holiday season. For more information contact:  Emily Spensieri at 1-888-471-4893 or  email espensieri@quillerandblake.com 12.12.15

Tom Cridland, is best known for The 30 Year Sweatshirt

I’m a 25 year old designer from London and my brand, Tom Cridland, is best known for The 30 Year Sweatshirt, our campaign against fast fashion in the form of a luxury jumper that is so well made we guarantee it to last for three decades. We have also had the honour of making clothing for Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Grant, Stephen Fry, Daniel Craig, Ben Stiller, Jeremy Piven, Rod Stewart, Brandon Flowers, Robbie Williams, Nile Rodgers, Michael Portillo, Stephen Merchant, Frankie Valli and the Elton John Band. Here is some more info on my story so far: http://www.tomcridland.co.uk/pages/about A month ago, inspired by my experiences thus far, I founded Tom Cridland Public Relations to disrupt the industry of fashion PR, which I believe is full of agencies cheating young designers, entrepreneurs and independent brands by charging exorbitant monthly fees for doing absolutely nothing. My agency will only work with brands that I believe share my values of transparency and fairness. I am already receiving over 200 enquiries a week and we’ve just signed our first 10 clients. 12.10.15

Would you be interested in covering my story?

Key details: Tom Cridland Public Relations: I was nearly bankrupted, as a young entrepreneur just starting out, by PR agencies and serviced retailers and this is what inspired me to start my agency last month. My menswear brand has always sought to innovate by creating products like The 30 Year Sweatshirt and I want to do the same in fashion PR alongside this. There are wonderful young designers and independent brands out there that could and should be getting a lot of press, but they might find it difficult due to simply being overworked as it is. More info on Tom Cridland Public Relations: http://www.tomcridland.co.uk/pages/tomcridlandpublicrelations The 30 Year Sweatshirt: this has led an industry trend to put an end to planned obsolescence in fashion that causes a needless cycle of consumption and waste (no doubt you are aware that fashion is the world’s second least environmentally friendly industry after oil). A combination of technology, premium fabrics and old school craftmanship make it built to last a lifetime. Our craftsmen and seamstresses have been making clothing since 1964 and still have sweatshirts made in the late 1970s in excellent condition, so our 30 Year Guarantee is no gimmick. Business Story: I started Tom Cridland in 2014 with a £6,000 government start-up loan. With no further investment, we turned over £250,000 in our first year simply through organic growth. We’ve recently been working with, Deki, a British charity that gives entrepreneurs in the developing world living in abject poverty the opportunity to work on their ideas. Here are some high res photos of my designs, celebrities wearing our clothing etc: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5fed42y6f6q8l6b/AAD7f6yc4XuARpEkgXWviTuxa?dl=0   I look forward to hearing from you and thank you in advance for checking us out. I'm always avaialbe here by email or on +447843050652.   Best regards,  Tom 12.10.15

Booking.com, Airbnb and Expedia

So Booking.com, Airbnb and Expedia always ask the same question over and over again: "Where do you want to go?" But what if you're not exactly sure where that is? Or want to go someplace new? Enter NightSwapping!  We've decided to remove our search bar and create a new (and fun!) experience for travelers in search of inspiration. So, are you ready to let us suprise you for your next trip? Discover what's new!  Quentin MITTELETTE / +33 (0)4 37 92 93 93 If you would rather not receive future communications from COSMOPOLIT HOME, let us know by clicking here.  COSMOPOLIT HOME, 3, impasse des Romarins, MILHAUD, NA NA France 12.10.15

Rejuva

Let me know if you are interested in my client, Rejuva, for any stories you might be working on in 2016.  Rejuva specializes in medical grade socks, knee highs, pantyhose, leggings and stockings for men and women that are just as fashionable as they are effective.  Kelsey Minarik launched RejuvaHealth in 2010 after suffering from a blood clot after a long flight, at just 22.  Her struggle to find compression legwear that was not only medically sound but fashionable enough to wear every day inspired her to launch the brand. I included some images from a few of their lines below. They are fantastic! Would you like samples for consideration?  Feel free to also check them out at www.shoprejuva.com. --Nicki  nicki@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com  12.10.15

Bondi Band

Are you or anyone from your team working on any fitness gear stories for 2016? If so, my client Bondi Band would be perfect.  At Bondi Band, their focus is on creating athletic accessories that can handle any activity.  Each piece is made in the USA from their patent pending, sweat wicking material known as Bondi Max. This no slip, no drip performance fabric has set them apart from the competitors by improving the fit and functionality of their everyday workout necessities.  Their popular fitness head bands and armbands are a must when hitting the gym or heading out for a run. Are you interested in checking out samples for consideration? I have included a press release and images below and feel free to check out all of their amazing products at www.bondiband.com. -- Nicki Thomas Veteran PR P. 708-733-0728 E. nicki@veteranpr.com www.veteranpr.com  12.10.15

AwesomeBox

I hope you are enjoying the holiday season! :) Fresh out of San Francisco , AwesomeBox is revolutionizing gift giving and making us think way past a boring candle or bottle of wine. AwesomeBox is making it easier than ever before to give a memorable surprise gift. What I love most, is how easy it is to create a group gift with the AwesomeBox service! AwesomeBox takes the work out of thoughtful gifting! Priced at $49 for a 25 card box.
This is the perfect idea for celebrating someone special in your life for a birthday, anniversary and more.  If you are working on any stories that fit, I would love to send you over a unique coupon code so you can make your own Awesome Box! 
-- Leah 12.10.15

Booking.com, Airbnb and Expedia

So Booking.com, Airbnb and Expedia always ask the same question over and over again: "Where do you want to go?" But what if you're not exactly sure where that is? Or want to go someplace new? Enter NightSwapping! We've decided to remove our search bar and create a new (and fun!) experience for travelers in search of inspiration. So, are you ready to let us suprise you for your next trip?  Discover what's new!  Quentin MITTELETTE / +33 (0)4 37 92 93 93  If you would rather not receive future communications from COSMOPOLIT HOME, let us know by clicking here. COSMOPOLIT HOME, 3, impasse des Romarins, MILHAUD, NA NA France   Randie Schoenberg   Hawkins International PR   (212) 255-6541  randie@hawkpr.com 12.10.15

It's Hump Day!

It's Hump Day! :) I wanted to send over a quick note about Lovey's and their amazing all-natural products for babies!  I'm sure you know how sensitive babies skin can be, and you want to protect them from harsh chemicals. Lovey's brand has created the Tushi Wash and Tushi Stick to do just that! The Tushi (our  wash comes in a convenient spray bottle, and helps to reduce the chance of irritation and redness. The Tushi Stick (which renders chemical ridden diaper rash creams unnecessary) works to ease the irritation of diaper rash while moisturizing the skin. Both are must-haves for baby, and I would love to send over a sample for you to check out.  I have included additional information below for you to check out...let me know what you think Bonus: Try the Tushi Stick on eczema, windburns, scrapes, chaffed and dry skin too! Try the Tushi Wash on messy faces and hands at the mall, the playground or the ice cream parlour – wherever your kids get dirty!   12.10.15

Tushi Wash and Tushi Stick

All-natural products protect babies' delicate skin - The options are endless when it comes to taking care of your baby's diapering needs, but for parents craving a natural solution for their child's sensitive skin, Lovey's makes the decision easy. The Lovey's brand offers parents all-natural products like the Tushi Wash and Tushi Stick to protect their child's delicate skin and avoid harsh chemicals. "We don't claim to be natural and then sneak in chemicals," says Lovey's creator Marcie Weinstein "We scrutinize our ingredients carefully before deciding what is going to go on your baby's tushi." The Tushi Wash comes in a convenient spray bottle to lightly mist your baby's washcloth before cleaning their bum. The gentle, natural cleansers and soothing ingredients in the spray reduce the chance of irritation and redness, and the bottle includes a trigger lock that makes it suitable to toss into the diaper bag without worrying about spills and leaks. Also great for the diaper bag is the lab-tested Tushi Stick. This product renders chemical-laden diaper rash creams unnecessary due to its natural preservatives. These preservatives kill the bacteria on your baby's skin and the stick itself. The applicator allows parents to keep their hands clean while the natural diaper ointment works to ease the irritation of diaper rash while moisturizing their baby's skin. Both the Tushi Wash and Tushi Stick can be used with disposable diapers, cloth diapers, and reusable wipes, and have both been proven effective for babies with sensitive skin.  The wash is just $12.99, and the stick is $16.99. Make Lovey's part of your diapering essentials today by visiting Loveys.ca,  Amazon.ca or Amazon.com. All my best,  Alisha Dickinson Co-Founder/Publicist Allettare PR Alisha@allettarepr.com 3224 Redwood Street San Diego, CA 92104 T: 858-652-0061 12.10.15

 Rose and the Wish Thing

Please let me know if you'd like a complimentary copy of Rose and the Wish Thing, written and illustrated by Caroline Magerl for consideration of a book review.  Additionally, she has a magnificent background story and audiences love her.  I'd be happy to set something up – let me know what works for you.  Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you soon.   Carol Ward, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood , TX 77549    281.333.3507 Phone  832-569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 12.10.15

Flowers have a positive effect on social behavior

Add a touch of life and color to your home or office this holiday season! Studies suggest flowers have a positive effect on social behavior, trigger feelings of satisfaction, help people feel happier and work harder. Dejan Kristan from Pick Ontario offers several suggestions to anyone looking for indoor plant species ideas. Photos and interview available. Have a wonderful Monday. Cheers, Erika 12.08.15

Stay fit with Sworkit!  

This busy holiday season stay fit with Sworkit!  The fitness app, Sworkit, provides people with a quick, easy and customized workout tool for them to exercise ANYWHERE (it is like having personal trainer at your fingertips) and is perfect for working off those added holiday calories.   With more than 12 million users and growing, Sworkit is FREE and is available for download on iOS and Android. They have also recently released Sworkit Kids--designed to help get kids moving and enjoying exercise from an early age. I included a full page press release about Sworkit below. Are you interested in covering or setting up an interview with the creators?  Let me know. -- Nicki  PS Here are a few quick facts that might help:  1. Sworkit is like having a personal trainer at your fingertips   2. You can customize the workouts as you go along based on what YOU like to do (think of it as like a Pandora or Spotify for workout routines)   3. A recent University of Florida fitness research study recently scored Sworkit the highest score when compared to other fitness apps on the market   4. Created by former military members...You will simply LOVE this and its FREE   5. Perfect to have to work off those added holiday calories or when starting those New Years rosolutions!   12.08.15

Best gifts for holiday

As you are busy putting together the best gifts for holiday, I wanted to remind you about PAPYRUS and their complete collection of cards, wrap, and gift bags. PAPYRUS also offers individual and boxed cards – all of which can be custom printed with any message.  And what you might not already know is that PAPYRUS stores can fulfill many gift giving needs from picking out the perfect piece to wrapping, making it a quick one-stop shop! No matter what the occasion, PAPYRUS offers unique and thoughtful gifts for everyone on your list.  Each item in the collection, from books, candles, glassware, photo frames, journals, notebooks and toys – as well as jewelry and accessories from luxury brand NIQUEA.D – will surely brighten the faces of loved ones this holiday season. Already have that perfect gift? Wrap it and find the perfect card from PAPYRUS and their expert wrapping services! Currently, PAPYRUS has more than 200 locations across the U.S. and Canada . In Montreal, you can shop at the Carrefour Angrignon, Place Ville Marie, Fairview Pointe Claire locations or conveniently online at www.papyrusonline.com and www.niquead.com. Please let me know if you are interested in receiving more information, images or samples.  Hope to hear from you soon. Best, Sonja Desai 12.05.15

The Tryall Club?

Want to ensure that you received the below information from The Tryall Club? Winter weather is starting to seep in, making now a great time to enjoy warm sunshine in Jamaica . With villas ranging from one to nine bedrooms, you can escape with whomever you please – even the whole family for the holidays!  Please let me know how I can assist should The Tryall Club be of interest for any stories you're working on or currently brainstorming. Best, Ariana  Contact: Ariana Bannos Hawkins International PR (212) 255-6541 ariana@hawkpr.com 12.04.15

 Our Traditional Christmas celebrations

“It is easy to overlook the importance of the fireplace to our traditional Christmas celebrations,” says Stephen Schroeter, Senior Vice President of Napoleon. “It’s where we hang those stockings, roast those chestnuts and burn that Yule log. Families gather around the fire on Christmas Eve, sipping egg nog. It is also the main entryway for Santa Claus.”  Relevant photos available.   Erika 12.04.15

The Maltreatment of Elders

We hear a lot about kids being bullied but very little on the bullying of seniors – known as 'the quiet abuse' – yet it happens! Peter Sacco, bestselling author, psychology professor, and former private practitioner, hopes to raise awareness of this problem with his new book, Bullying in Seniors: The Maltreatment of Elders, so more people will step up and stop it – and he's offering his e-Book at no charge to help get the word out. Peter's new children's book is also one that should be on everyone's holiday gift-giving list. Gummer: The World's Last Toothless Vampire, is a compelling tears to triumph, heart-warming story of a bullied foster child on a quest to find his mother who gets help from an unlikely source —a toothless vampire!   Peter makes a great guest who can discuss many pertinent topics, including:  •    Why Internet bullying is so bad for both kids and adults.  •    Why is bullying still so bad?  •    What are the mental health problems that victims of bullying experience?  Please read the following release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Peter, or forward one of his books in consideration of a review. Thank you.  Please see the video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7zQDG-Ay_A  Caroline Jones  Ascot Media Group Post Office Box 2394 281.333.3507 Phone 832-569-5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com    www.ascotmedia.com 12/04.15

FlipBelt

I was checking in to see if you were planning to feature FlipBelt in any of your upcoming stories. If you have not heard of FlipBelt, we would love to get you out a sample to consider. Can we send? Please let me know either way so we can note it. I have included some details and images of the FlipBelt in action for you take a look at (yes the one on the left is Candace Cameron Bure). Retail price: $28.99 and can be purchased at www.flipbelt.com, Amazon or at various retailers nationwide. --Nicki    FlipBelt is the hands free solution to carrying your phone and other belongs while running, working out or while on the go. The tubular band fits snuggly around your upper or lower hip and safely holds cell phones, car keys, money, credit cards, inhalers and more, with their 3 inch wide pocket fitting the even biggest of cell phones(even the 6 plus).   Not only is the FlipBelt considered one of the BEST running/workout accessories out there (number 1 seller in their category on amazon), but they are quickly rising in popularity for everyday use as well. Whether you are out walking the dog, out on the golf course, at a busy airport, attending a concert, or spending the day at the amusement park with the kids, FlipBelt gives people the option to keep their belongings with them without having to lug around bags or purses.   Nicki Thomas   Veteran PR  P. 708-733-0728  E. nicki@veteranpr.com   www.veteranpr.com 12.04.15

Simply Gum

Simply Gum is the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season.  The only all natural, premium chewing gum on the market makes it its mission to inspire people to live simply.  Six all natural ingredients are handcrafted in the highest quality to make a gum that is not only better for the body but also for the environment as it is biodegradable, unlike most other chewing gums.  Whether you're looking for a breath refresher like their mint, cinnamon, or fennel licorice or a more tasty treat like maple, ginger, or coffee, you are sure to find a flavor that will please anyones palate and body.  Can we send you out a sample to consider? Simply Gum is available at retailers across the nation as well as online at www.simplygum.com  Please let me know if you are interested.  Warmly, Nicki Thomas  Veteran PR  P. 708-733-0728  E. nicki@veteranpr.com  www.veteranpr.com 12.03.15

"What's the matter with kids today?"

Managers at every level in every industry are asking: "What's the matter with kids today?" Since 1993, generational workforce expert Bruce Tulgan and his team at RainmakerThinking, Inc., have been studying the newest new young workforce. Known as Generation Z, this group of second-wave Millennials were born between 1990 and 2000—and with the steady rise in employment, they now make up the bulk of new employees entering the American workforce.  For managers who need help with their youngest employees—or the employees looking to improve their own soft skills—Bruce Tulgan's latest book, Bridging the Soft Skills Gap: Teaching the Missing Basics to Today's Young Talent, offers concrete solutions for both!
Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Bruce Tulgan, if you would prefer to excerpt articles from his new book, or if you'd like a copy for review. Thank you.  Karen McMasters, Ascot Media Group, Inc. Post Office Box 2394 Friendswood, TX 77549 Phone: 281.333.3507 news@ascotmedianews.com www.ascotmedia.com 12.03.15

Norman Sternthal, will be honored

I’m writing to let you know that Montreal resident, Norman Sternthal, will be honored at this year’s 91st Annual Yeshiva University Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation, taking place on Sunday, December 13th in New York City. Are you interested in covering his involvement? ·         Norman Sternthal, an active member of
Montreal ’s Jewish community, serves as a member of the Yeshiva College Board of Directors and director of the Canadian Friends of Yeshiva University. He is co-founder of Groupe Fairway, a Montreal-based real estate and development firm. Together with his wife, Johanne—a renowned theatrical producer, author and philanthropist—they established the Johanne and Norman Sternthal Foundation in Montreal to support Jewish agencies, human services and education and the Joel and Sarah Sternthal Rabbinic Fellowship. The Sternthals recently made a benefactor-level gift to Yeshiva University–affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) to support a special training initiative for pulpit rabbis, known as the Norman and Johanne Sternthal Halakhah L’Maaseh Program.  Details in the press release below and headshot below that (which I can also send as an attachment).  Missy Greenberg  Account Supervisor  DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs  261 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY  10016  T: (212) 981-5121  F: (212) 981-5321  missy_greenberg@dkcnews.com  DKC | Facebook | Twitter | Blog 12.03.15

Most wonderful time of year

As a friendly reminder, it's the most wonderful time of year... at IHOP Restaurants! IHOP's across the country will celebrate the season with an array of sweet seasonal dishes. Please see the press release below for more details on what IHOP will be offering on the menu. IHOP has yet to decide if they are going to be offering gift cards to facilitate reviews, but if you are interested in stopping by your local IHOP to take photos and try the new menu items yourself, please let me know and I would be happy to coordinate that for you. High resolution photos are available upon request. Thanks so much, Megan Hofileña, Wills Communications, Inc. Los Angeles Office: 310-376-6600 12.02.15

23 States legalized the use of medical marijuana

Twenty-three states have currently legalized the use of medical marijuana, yet the issue still remains a highly controversial one. Brian Laslow skillfully blends findings from inside a medical marijuana production facility in the northeast with 25 years as a respected expert in the field of security, in his explosive new story, The Marijuana Project. Fiction that's based on fact adds a level of authenticity to an already riveting story — sure to make him a hot contender in the suspense thriller genre!
Please read the following press release and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Brian who can educate your audience on this topic, or forward a copy of his book in consideration of a review. Thank you. Justin Stevens Ascot Media Group  Post Office Box 2394  Friendswood, TX 77549   281.333.3507 Phone   832-569-5539 Fax  news@ascotmedianews.com   www.ascotmedia.com 12.02.15

Author Ronald Keyse

Author Ronald Keyser writes about the life and times of an American family living in the Wild West in his new release, Ruby's Prayer.  Keyser is an amazing storyteller as he vividly describes the 1880's scene.  He is immediately available for interviews and can address the following topics:  •    Paying It Forward:  Raising More Than $35,000 for Avon Breast Cancer Walk  •    Living in the Wild West:  The Challenges of the Day  •    Leaving Your Legacy:  Writing a Book for Future Generations   Please read the press release below and let me know if you would like to schedule an interview with Ronald Keyser, or receive a copy of his book in consideration of a review.  Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you. 
Jonathon Stephens, Ascot Media Group, Post Office Box 2394, Friendswood, TX 77549, 281.333.3507 Phone 832.569.5539 Fax news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com 12.02.15

Imagine Childhood that last a lifetime

Curated collection of toys in lookbook promotes meaningful experiences: magic and memories from Imagine Childhood that last a lifetime. Castle Rock, CO --- December  1, 2015 --- Imagine Childhood celebrates its 8th holiday season with a new website www.imaginechildhood.com, a 200 page lookbook, and a mission to protect and honor the Magic of Childhood. A family owned and operated business, Imagine Childhood shares products and activities that have inspired meaningful experiences. Now childhood can do what it was always meant to do: build the magic and memories that educate and guide us for the rest of our lives. Pass it on------share the magic: www.imaginechildhood.com  About Imagine Childhood  Imagine Childhood is a family owned and operated business. Specializing in earth-friendly goods, craft and activity tutorials, and educational supplies, Imagine Childhood supports and nurture the magic of childhood. Their carefully curated collection of toys focuses on products that inspire children to create, imagine, and explore. With an emphasis on quality materials, Imagine Childhood toys are made for real kids and real adventures.  www.imaginechildhood.com   Media Contact:  Jerry Jennings   561-255-0075   jerry@emersongerard.com 12.02.15

 

The holiday season is officially upon us.

If you have yet to get started on your shopping list or are putting it off as long possible, consider these gift suggestions from Marcel Morgenstern, National Sales Manager and Sommelier at PondView Estate Winery. They’re easy, affordable and you really can’t go wrong with wine. Photos and interviews available. Cheers!  Erika 12.01.15

The US Thanksgiving is today

Thanksgiving is today, which means that once the turkey is gone, everyone's minds will be on Christmas! If your family is like many others, creating new holiday traditions is one of the most cherished parts of the season. Perhaps your family already participates in the rapidly growing tradition of sprinkling "reindeer dust" on Christmas Eve so Santa's reindeer can spot your house from the sky... but if you don't, allow me to familiarize you! Reindeer Dust by Kate Dwyer is an absolutely beautiful, interactive, and fun holiday picture book to be enjoyed by the whole family. The lyrical tale immerses readers in the origin of this special holiday tradition, while encouraging family togetherness and interaction by providing a special recipe for "reindeer dust," as well as a poem to be read together while sprinkling the magical dust on the night before Christmas. Sure to delight children of all ages, as well as parents, Reindeer Dust represents so much of what the season is about: family, fun, magic, and the power of believing. A perfect holiday gift for your family or others – please let me know if you would like to receive a complimentary review copy of Reindeer Dust. Dwyer is also available for interviews, Q&A, and guest articles. Thank you!  Happy Holidays!  Jennifer Tucker  856.489.8654 ext. 303  jennifer@smithpublicity.com 11.26.15

With water bills on the minds of Canadians,

With water bills on the minds of Canadians, Adam Findlay, Senior Marketing Manager at Pfister, manufacturers of innovative and eco-friendly faucets, is available to chat with you about ways that homeowners can cut down on their water usage and save money on their water bill. Adam recommends the following tips to help conserve water: Make use of rainwater - Collect rainwater and use it to water plants and wash your car. A rain barrel collecting water from your eaves trough downspout is both environmentally and financially smart. Nothing saves on a water bill like using what nature provides for free. Don’t leave the water running - Use a touch-free faucet so you’re not caught running the tap longer than necessary. These high-tech kitchen faucets help stop the spread of germs while reducing your overall water usage by automatically shutting off with the wave of your hand. Every second of running water adds up and a touch-free faucet cuts off exactly when you need it to. Keep drinking water in the fridge – Running the tap to get cold drinking water is both time consuming and wasteful. Consider storing drinking water in the fridge so when you go looking for a cool drink it is readily available. Install a new toilet – You old toilet is flushing money down the drain. Go with a new model that uses less water to flush or one that has two flushing modes. Your toilet can be one of the largest water consuming items in your house so update it and go with a smaller version. Use an eco-friendly showerhead - Installing an eco-friendly showerhead is an inexpensive way to automatically reduce the amount of water you use in the shower. Modern eco-friendly showerheads don’t compromise performance so there’s no need to fear a weak water flow. It’s also worthwhile to consider avoiding baths, as they use much more water than a typical shower. Reconsider how you doyour dishes – Wash your dishes in a half full sink and only use the dishwasher for full loads. A partial load can use the same amount of water, but you will be washing more often and wasting both energy and water. Adam is available to speak with you about these water saving tips. Feel free to drop me a line if you’re interested in speaking with him. Photos available.  All the best,  Erika As an industry leader in faucet innovations and designs, Pfister is committed to providing sustainable solutions to help households conserve water and protect the environment. Pfister eco-friendly faucets are certified by the Environmental Protection Agency to meet and exceed the highest standards of efficiency. How much does it cost to advertise in the Montreal Tribune? And what’s the circulation? Zvi Hershcovich  Marketing Coordinator  The Donald Berman YALDEI Developmental Center  2100 Marlowe, 5th Floor, Montreal QC , H4A 3L5    T: (514) 279-3666 ext. 240  F: (514) 278-3666  www.isupportyaldei.org 11.26.15

 Let me know if you are interested in covering. Release is below. --Nicki

Cold Shoulder LLC Surpasses Kickstarter Goal in Under 10 Hours. Known for their popular weight loss vests, Cold Shoulder releases their new PRO Vest on Kickstarter and raises thousands of dollars within hours of launch Cold Shoulder, LLC launched their Pro Vest, the latest version of their widely popular weight loss vests, on Kickstarter last week and hit their goal of $20,000 in under 10 hours. The campaign, which will continue to run through Saturday, December 19th,  aims to bring the new PRO Weight Loss Vest to the market. The PRO Vest provides consumers with a less expensive, one-size fits all comfort option, powered by patented CryoMax Gel Ice, allowing for longer lasting cold coverage. CryoMax Gel Ice is a patented, American made, high-tech food grade gel, allowing up to eight hours of cold coverage and giving users wearing the PRO Vest the potential to burn almost double the calories of the previous Classic vest, which was estimated to burn up to 500 calories a day when worn twice daily. "We are taking our vests to the next level with the use of CryoMax Gel Ice," said Cold Shoulder Vest Inventor and NASA Scientist Dr. Wayne B. Hayes." "It is the latest advancement in cold technology for Thermogenesis and we have secured this leading technology exclusively for the benefit of our customers." The design utilizes thermogenesis, a proven scientific method of calorie burning fueled by mild cold exposure. The ice from the vest lowers one's body temperature safely, which in turn signals it to burn more calories in order to stay at its ideal core temperature. Currently the campaign has raised closed to $43,000 and continues to grow daily. "I am not surprised by the numbers we are seeing with this campaign," said Dr. Hayes. "Our vests have proven to work tremoundously in the past and we are providing people with a convenient and effective way to burn calories at a time when they otherwise would not, such as sitting down watching TV, at your computer or on the road." From their desk at the office to their couch at home, wearers can don their vests anywhere and at any time. Cold Shoulder LLC is owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Dr. Wayne B. Hayes and Jocelyn Hayes. In 2015, they launched their first design, the Classic, and raised over $280K in 30 days from people in 37 countries.  By harnessing the power of thermogenesis to burn extra calories, they are helping countless people around the world reach their weight loss goals safely and effectively. For samples or additional information, please visit www.coldshouldervest.com, Kickstarter or contact Nicki@veteranpr.com. About Veteran PR: Rooted in the belief that hard work coupled with honesty and integrity is the key to any success, Veteran PR strives to help companies build their brand awareness through strategic and effective Public Relations Campaigns and Social Media Marketing Efforts. Veteran PR launched in 2015 after military veteran, Staff Sergeant Jason Thomas, teamed up with his wife and seasoned PR professional, Nicki Thomas. Together their vision is to help small businesses, especially veteran owned businesses, build their brand awareness with a PR Company business owners can trust. 11.16.15

Problems in relationships

Problems in relationships seem to be about the same things; money, sex, parenting or challenging relatives – but it is the painful unintended patterns underneath those topics that really fuel fights. In Dr. Michelle Brody's new book, Stop the Fight!, this experienced couples therapist uses clever illustrations to show couples 'the big picture' of those patterns and proven strategies to help break the cycle to build a healthier, more lasting relationship. 
See Dr. Brody in a recent interview at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP7SJ62iiuY Please read the press release below and let me know if I may schedule an interview with Dr. Brody, or forward a copy of her book in consideration of a review. Thank you. Jonathon Meade   Ascot Media Group, Inc.   Post Office Box 2394   Friendswood, TX 77549  news@ascotmedianews.com  www.ascotmedia.com  (281) 333-3507 Phone Fax (832) 569-5539 11.26.15

We are Team Galaxy

We do believe this news can grasp attention of your readers interested in photography. We are Team Galaxy, a group of professional photographers, and now we are working on a new photography project which was inspired by a rare find that remained covered for more than 100 years, and that had only been found two years ago. It was the notebook of George Murray Levick who had joined the Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole at the beginning of the last century. Photographer’s notebooks have accompanied professionals for a long time. We have also been using such record books. Apart from this, we have a yearbook where we put down all major events in the world of photography. And now we decided to combine both of them and create something special for all photographers. In our ultimate photographer’s planner you will find three sections: -    a monthly planner with all major world photography events, their conditions, websites and deadlines; -    a log for inputting the data about your pictures; -    technical data sheets with all the information needed to make a good shot.  Here is our new project link   We have also successfully landed a new photo paper campaign on Kickstarter (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/114183606/galaxy-hyper-speed-direct-positive-photo-paper ).   We would appreciate if you could spread the word!   We are looking forward to hearing from you. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/114183606/galaxy-photographers-planner-and-handbook   11.24.15

A Perfect Notebook for Analog Photographers Has Been Designed.

Los Angeles , California - November  2015 – Another good news for analog photographers – a new notebook that includes everything a photographer might need has been designed. A must-have for analog photographers: a planner, a photo log, a reference book. All in one - Galaxy Photographer's Planner and Handbook. This handbook encompasses entire photography activities, from jotting down daily plans, keeping information about major photo events, holding a special logbook for your pictures, and beyond. Apart from standard features such as calendar, planner and blank pages for notes this handbook holds forms for making exposure records, zone system records, location scouting records, and darkroom records. In addition to that, the notebook has a reference section that has informational capacity of photography textbook. In a convenient and concise form the notebook presents descriptions of development processes, chemistry, exposures and much more.  The mastermind behind this handbook is Galaxy, a team of photography professionals located in Southern California . To bring this project to life, they started a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter where any photographer can pre-order this Handbook. Galaxy is known for another Kickstarter project connected with the world of analog photography. The company made a lot of noise this summer with their Hyper Speed Direct Positive Photo Paper and exceeded their goal by more than 30%. The  company is devoted to bringing back the art and paraphernalia of analog photography, although next year they might surprise digital photographers as well. This Handbook will be a perfect fit for any analog photographer, whether they shoot pinhole, large format camera or 35mm film. It will also make a great present for any photographer as it links the history of photography to the present. GALAXY COMPANY is a team of passionate photography professionals who develop, manufacture and distribute photography products. The idea is simple – to support analog photography and to maintain the not so long ago widely used techniques of traditional photography. The distribution network of the company effectively covers all the United States . Galaxy has won hearts of many professional photographers for their high-quality products and hearty customer service.  More information about the project can be found here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/114183606/galaxy-photographers-planner-and-handbook   http://galaxy-photohandbook.com/   https://www.facebook.com/GalaxyPhotoPaper   https://twitter.com/GalaxyPhotoCo   https://www.instagram.com/galaxyphotocompany/  http://galaxyphotocompany.tumblr.com/    Galaxy hereby grants permission to Press/Media to use photographs created by Galaxy and located on Galaxy website or portals/pages without any additional approval for this story coverage only and with appropriate credit to Galaxy. For all other purposes additional written permission is required. Best regards,  Team Galaxy 11.24.15

Every year over 20,000 Canadians die from lung cancer

Every year over 20,000 Canadians die from lung cancer, and radon exposure contributes to more than 16% of those deaths. There are almost 200,000 homes with dangerous levels of radon in Canada , but most homeowners are unaware of its presence or what to do to mitigate it. November is radon awareness and lung health month, the perfect opportunity to bring awareness to these issues, and that's why I am contacting you. I have an educational and informative contributed article that will give readers the insight and tips they need to get their homes tested as well as direction on what to do if their homes have high levels of radon. I've attached the article here for your review.  Please let me know if you think you can use it. Thank you,  Tiffany Allegretti, Public Relations Manager, IQAir North America, Inc. Phone: 562-903-7600 x1129 Direct Line: 562-735-0766 Fax: 562-846-4475 Email: tallegretti@iqair.com Web:  www.iqair.com 11.24.15

Invitation to participate in a consultation on the reduction of our dependence on fossil fuels

I would like to extend an invitation to the senior citizens of the island of Montreal, to participate in a consultation on the reduction of our dependence on fossil fuels, as part of the MTL/VERT project of le Bureau de Consulations Publiques de Montreal.  I am Nadia Alexan, founder/coordinator of Citizens in Action / Action Citoyenne, an organization for the promotion of social, political, ecological and economic justice in our society. Our goal is to engage senior citizens of the island of Montreal , to participate, with their ideas and suggestions, in this consultation on how to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels and our carbon footprint. To this end, you are cordially invited to attend a three-hour meeting, to find citizen solutions for reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, within the framework of le Bureau de Consultation publique de Montréal, at 1550 Metcalfe Street, 14th floor, on December 15, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.. Please, reserve your place by entering your full name, your phone number and your suggestions to:  http://vertmtl-tcaim.eventbrite.ca before December 8, 2015 . I would be inclined to emphasize public transportation, for 2 reasons, but all suggestions are welcome: The first reason is that emissions from transport are causing not only greenhouse gases, but also particulate matter, which is the main cause of breathing problems in the city. Respiratory diseases affect especially young children and the elderly. These airborne particles are responsible for many premature deaths in Canada , as well as the rest of the world. Investing in transport is therefore a logical way to reduce carbon gas-emissions, while reducing medical emergencies related to respiratory diseases and I would say, cardiovascular disease, (according to the research of Dr. François Reeves of Montreal). Second, improving public transport will increase mobility for seniors, who are often dependent on public transport, but may experience difficulty in mobility, if public transport is unsuitable, unavailable, too sparse, or just too far.  By increasing the availability of public transport, especially for elderly people with limited mobility, will allow many Montrealers to move without using a personal vehicle or a taxicab. Looking forwards to meeting you, sincerely,  Nadia Alexan, e-mail: nadia.alexan@videotron.ca Tel. (514) 846-0644 11.22.15

Fun and light-hearted story for you and your readers

I hope you are having a great week so far. I wanted to share with you the results of a research project we've recently completed as I think it could make a fun and light-hearted story for you and your readers. You may have seen research claiming to know the most attractive names in online dating. We wanted to know too – but we wanted a specifically Canadian twist. We have analyzed the user data belonging to 8,000 Canadian members of EliteSingles and have discovered what our members think are Canada's smartest, funniest and sexiest first names – and, as it turns out, Micheals* are considered extremely attractive (or at least have a good opinion of themselves) while Jordans may not make very exciting dates. *And yes, that is is Micheal with an eal (as in Micheal Kane!). For more detail on the Canada-specific study, including the method and each category's shortlist of the most and least attractive male/female first names, please read the press release below. We've also attached an infographic that you are more than welcome to share along with the story (please give credit to www.elitesingles.ca where possible). As always, if you have any questions or would like this press release in PDF format, please don't hesitate to get in touch. Thanks you for your time and have a wonderful rest of the week! Sophie Watson EliteSingles Research Team  P.S. If this sort of content isn't useful for your work, just let me know and I'll remove your email from our media contact list. HADWIN'S JUDGEMENT based on John Vailliant's book The Golden Spruce opens theatrically in Montreal at Cinema du Parc  on Monday November 23rd. http://www.cinemaduparc.com/english/prochainemente.php   To access the online screener, please click here:  https://vimeo.com/128501358  Password: Hadwin2015  Please contact me if you have any questions. Best, Melissa Than, Follow me on Twitter: @NFB_Melissa Publicist, National Film Board of Canada, 150 John Street , Toronto , ON   M5V 3C3 | 150, Rue John, Toronto , ON   M5V 3C3  E-Mail : m.than@nfb.ca Telephone 416.952.8960  Mobile 647.248.9854 Facsimile : 416.973.7459 www.nfb.ca | www.onf.ca  Government of Canada   Sasha Snow's acclaimed feature Hadwin's Judgement screening at Cinéma du Parc, November 23 to December 3 11.19.15

Black Friday

It’s just over a week until Black Friday and the official kickoff of the holiday shopping season. Last year, Americans spent a whopping $50.9 billion during Thanksgiving weekend shopping, and this year Americans plan to spend even more money at the holidays according to new research from consulting firm Accenture. For many consumers, it will lead to more debt than they already have, higher monthly credit card payments and financial ruin. Steve Siebold, author of How Rich People Think, and a self-made multi-millionaire who has interviewed more than 1,200 of the world’s wealthiest people over the past 30 years, offers this advice on not overspending: ·         Don’t fall for marketing campaigns that make you feel as if you’re getting a great deal when you’re really not (i.e. buy it today – pay for it tomorrow)  ·         Allocate a certain amount of money for each person you plan on buying gifts for and don’t overspend by even a dollar. ·         Don’t even think of using a credit card unless you are 100% sure you can comfortably pay it off at the end of the month. ·         Don’t get caught up in the moment.  If your shopping cart is overflowing, step back, regroup and make sure you can really afford everything you plan to purchase. ·         There’s no shame in telling people that this year will be a lean holiday season when it comes to exchanging gifts. ·         Ask yourself if you would rather have the short-term satisfaction of expensive material possessions, or the long-term results of financial freedom and abundance. ·         There are good deals to be had on Black Friday, but be mentally tough to know when enough is enough. ·         When it comes to spending this holiday season, leave your emotions on the shelf and let reason be your guide. ·         Limit charitable giving. Helping others is a nice gesture and certainly in the spirit of the holidays, but until you’re financially comfortable yourself, you can’t give what you don’t have. A little leftover change is one thing, but those who try and support every cause known to man but can’t afford to are doing more harm than good. ·         Kids learn by example.  Even parents who have failed to reach their financial dreams can still teach their kids important lessons about money during the holiday season. Please let me know if you would be interested in speaking to Steve.  Or Feel free to use these tips with proper attribution.  www.howrichpeoplethinkbook.com     Thanks!  Scott Jones 954-821-3434 scott@serbinmedia.com 11.19.15

 Zip, the Question Answer App

At less than two months old, Zip, the Question Answer App, is already rivaling Twitter's Initial Engagement in 2007. More information is below. Would you like to speak with Ric Militi, Founder of Zip to discuss their growth and the app? Let me know. All the best, ~ Chelsea New Zip App Pacing 3x's Twitter Initial Engagement The app that launched less than two months ago has user engagement levels that rival the social networking site's initial growth and is on pace to be a billion dollar brand. Zip, the Question Answer App, a social media tool that lets users ask and answer questions and see results from other users, is on pace with Twitter's initial users back in 2007. The average Zip interactions per day, based on span from 9/29/15 to 11/12/15 , are 4,613, compared to Twitter's 2007 Internet LiveStats' reported 5,000. Based on an average over the entirety of the year which also allowed for considerable ongoing exponential growth, Twitter had a 6-month ramp up period in 2006 not accounted for. In turn, Zip's comparison numbers are based on just six weeks of its launch to the public. "We are humbly overwhelmed with the levels of engagement we are seeing to date," says Ric Militi, Founder of Zip, the Question Answer App. "But we are not comparing ourselves to the social media giant in any other way than engagement based on similar downloads at the same historical point in time. In our opinion, there are no other apps that have the same functionality as Zip, which is why it is patent pending." Tracking backwards from the 2007 figure of 5,000 daily interactions, the end result is Zip, the Question Answer App, is conservatively pacing at over three times the engagement level of Twitter. Already implemented on iHeart Radio stations throughout Los Angeles and used to engage viewers on Fox 5 San Diego, the app was created by the self-funded Crazy Raccoons, a private company that did not use an angel investor. "I've had the opportunity to work with several start ups, and its absolutely amazing that Crazy Raccoons has been able to accomplish everything to date without outside investment," shared Adam C. Aparicio, Principal Attorney at APARICIO LAW. "As I discuss the company with my colleagues in the legal community, they are all simply astonished that we are completely self-funded. It should go without saying, being self-funded in this day and age is unheard of. Most companies do not have the freedom that comes with not being beholden to venture capitalists." The original idea behind Zip, the Question Answer App, was to settle arguments, and now, it's also introducing a whole new, simple and proprietary way to communicate with media outlets (i.e. TV, radio, print, digital, etc.) The rapidly growing interactive app is revolutionizing everyday conversation and mass polling. Zip, the Question Answer App, is available for Download for free at the App Store for iOS and the Google Play Store for Android. For additional information and to download, please visit http://www.thezipapp.com or contact chelsea@chicexecs.com 11.19.15

Any interest?

Hi, I’m writing to let you know that Montreal resident, Norman Sternthal, will be honored at this year’s 91st Annual Yeshiva University Hanukkah Dinner and Convocation, taking place on Sunday, December 13th in New York City . Are you interested in covering his involvement? ·         Norman Sternthal, an active member of Montreal ’s Jewish community, serves as a member of the Yeshiva College Board of Directors and director of the Canadian Friends of Yeshiva University. He is co-founder of Groupe Fairway, a Montreal-based real estate and development firm. Together with his wife, Johanne—a renowned theatrical producer, author and philanthropist—they established the Johanne and Norman Sternthal Foundation in Montreal to support Jewish agencies, human services and education and the Joel and Sarah Sternthal Rabbinic Fellowship. The Sternthals recently made a benefactor-level gift to Yeshiva University–affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) to support a special training initiative for pulpit rabbis, known as the Norman and Johanne Sternthal Halakhah L’Maaseh Program. Details in the press release below and headshot below that (can also send as attachment).   Missy Greenberg, Account Supervisor, DKC Public Relations, Marketing & Government Affairs, 261 Fifth Avenue , New York , NY   10016, T: (212) 981-5121, F: (212) 981-5321, missy_greenberg@dkcnews.com   DKC | Facebook | Twitter | Blog  Missy, DKC PR, 212-981-5121   From: Missy Greenberg  Sent: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 2:26 PM  To: 'contact@montrealtribune.com' <contact@mon  realtribune.com>   Subject: Montreal resident Norman Sternthal being honored at Yeshiva University Hanukkah Dinner - 12/13  11.19.15

The Benefits of Ring and Kevo:

Control and secure the entirety of the home’s entryway from a mobile device    Two leading and proven smart home products now work together  Simple, do-it-yourself integration – easy to install; no larger security or smart home system required  Adds additional value to both products – no new hardware needed  Users with Ring and Kevo can access the integration through the Ring iOS app version 2.7 available for free download in the App Store. The integration will be available to Android and Windows 10 users in the coming weeks. Weiser Kevo smart lock is available at select retailers for MSRP $249.99 with the Kevo Plus upgrade available on MyKevo.com for a $89.99 one-time fee. Kevo will be available for purchase on Ring.com in mid-November. For additional information about Kevo, please visit http://www.weiserlock.com/en/kevo/default.aspx. The Ring Video Doorbell is available at Best Buy, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Amazon.com and Ring.com for MSRP $229.99. For hi-res images and more information about Ring, visit www.ring.com/press. To learn more about Ring’s new Ring Plus program, go to www.ring.com/plus. About Spectrum Brands HHI is a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: SPB). Spectrum Brands is a global, diversified consumer products company and a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware and faucets, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, and personal insect repellents. Spectrum Brands had net sales of approximately $4.43 billion in fiscal 2014, employs over 13,500 employees worldwide and sells to the top 25 global retailers with products in more than one million stores. About UniKey UniKey™ is a smart lock pioneer and industry leader in smart access control technology. UniKey provides a secure mobile platform to leading lock and access control companies. UniKey’s technology replaces keys, codes and passwords by turning the smartphone into a convenient, universal electronic key by simply touching the lock without the need to remove one’s phone from their pocket or purse. UniKey partners with leading lock manufacturers like Weiser and Miwa to bring smart locks to residential homes, commercial businesses and enterprise around the world. The Weiser Kevo smart lock powered by UniKey is the first and best selling smart lock in North America . About Ring Ring's mission is to reduce crime in communities and empower consumers by creating a “ring” of security around homes and neighborhoods. Named one of TIME Magazine’s Top 10 Gadgets of 2014, the RingTM Video Doorbell blends convenience, monitoring and security into one sleek, simple and powerful wireless doorbell. With Ring, you’re always home. Visit www.ring.com for more information. Addison Huegel, Media Relations   Identity Inside  +1 (415) 315-9629  ahuegel@elevatorpr.com Story Summary: Swiss scientists have developed a process to embed your fossilized DNA into a piece of jewelry. The DNA is enclosed with a diamond and if stored properly will last for up to one thousand years. They are currently running a Kickstarter campaign and custom jewelry pieces embedded with your DNA will be shipped and available by Valentine's Day. Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/815770938/1765867888?token=d47661dd   Website: http://www.identity-inside.com/   Interviews are available with Dr. Robert Grass, the founder of Identity Inside and the creator of the patented DNA fossilization process. He is based in Zurich , Switzerland . How does your schedule look with Dr. Robert Grass?  Thank you, Addison 11.18.15

 Bondi Band.

I wanted to introduce you to my new client Bondi Band. At Bondi Band, their focus is on creating athletic accessories that can handle any activity.  Each piece is made in the USA from their patent pending, sweat wicking material known as Bondi Max. This no slip, no drip performance fabric has set them apart from the competitors by improving the fit and functionality of their everyday workout necessities.  Their popular fitness head bands and armbands are a must when hitting the gym or heading out for a run. Are you interested in checking out samples for consideration? I have included a press release and images below and feel free to check out all of their amazing products at www.bondiband.com. --Nicki 11.18.15

‘Black Friday’

The notion of ‘Black Friday’ has become a week-long event” states Sam Sisakhti, Entrepreneur and founder / CEO of UsTrendy.  “This has rapidly evolved over the past few years as retailers look to squeeze additional revenue out of their stores with competitive discounts and other incentives.” Major retailers specifically in the clothing and fashion sectors are beginning their BlackFriday sales incentives as early as today to get an early start on the holiday shopping season.  UsTrendy, for example, will run a “Countdown Sale” to provide additional discounts and sales incentives during the days leading up to Friday.  Sisakhti indicates this is starting to become the “norm” especially for clothing and fashion retailers. “Our operating costs continue to rise throughout the year so we try to create additional revenue opportunities by starting our holiday shopping season up to 5 days earlier” states Sisakhti.  “Macy’s and Sears really started this trend and competitors were forced to follow their lead.” Sisakhti additional thoughts: In store sales will have to compete against online however.  Retailers (like UsTrendy) can put themselves at an extreme advantage by maximizing their online presence. Business owners must understand their client base and create customized marketing solutions to ensure all of their demographics are being targeted with their early shopping advertisements. Sam Sisakhti is available to discuss the early Black Friday discount incentives for clothing and fashion retailers.  If you are interested, please contact Sam Sisakhti at sam@ustrendy.com or 617 680 9228. More info on UsTrendy: UsTrendy is the largest Independent Fashion site with over 20,000 clothing brands from 100 countries. best, Sam 11.18.15

 Wojo Nutrition

Are you looking for healthy gift giving ideas? Wojo Nutrition is bringing health and happiness to everyone on their holiday list, with the release of their Holiday Gift Set. Haven't heard of Wojo Nutrition? Wojo Nutrition has created a series of single serving liquid supplements that can be blended in any hot or cold beverage to deliver specific results like a boost of energy, sense of calm or ray of focus. I have included a full page press release below with images. Are you interested in seeing samples for consideration? Please see below or check them out at www.wojonutrition.com. The gift set retails for $19.95.--Nicki 11.18.15

Friday the 13th Paris murders

In the face of Friday the 13th Paris murders and of his activist friends in Israel and Palestine , Frank Romano remains in the fight for a durable peace in the Middle East .
Splitting his time between
Paris and the US , Frank has inside knowledge as well as a personal touch with respec