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OMG ! Thicker Than Water (The Tankards) Silence Critics with Mega Ratings Success for Bravo Media (NBC)

Written by admin on Dec 31st, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES (12/31/2013) – There is an old adage that says “success will silence the critics“.   If that is indeed the case,  then Bravo Media (NBC) has not only silenced  the critics of it’s smash hit series “ Thicker Than Water “,  but have literally knocked their teeth out! 

For the third consecutive week, Sunday’s 9pm airing of Thicker Than Water drew over 2 Million viewers and with just next Sunday’s finale to air, Thicker Than Water’s season-to-date average viewership is closing in as the highest rated non franchise/non spin-off freshman season of any show on Bravo TV !!

The series follows former pro basketballer Ben Tankard,  who is a multi-tasking millionaire Grammy nominated Jazz/Gospel recording artist & record label CEO, NBA motivational speaker, aircraft owner/pilot, book author and Big and Tall clothing line owner.  Co-starring with Ben is his beautiful wife Jewel, a successful in financial planner/network marketer and finance column writer (Jet Magazine amongst her clients). 

The  series captures the two lovebirds (who say they never argue),  as they try to balance their busy careers while managing their large blended family self dubbed “ The Black Brady Bunch”,  of 5 grown children, two daughter-in-laws, and a grandchild.   All of this happens as they serve as non-salaried volunteer Pastors of  Destiny Center Church near Nashville,TN.   

Since their November 10, 2013 premier launch the show has received major shade from bloggers and critics as the Tankards address controversial “hot topics” within each episode (money, jet shopping, sex, longstanding sibling rivals, and more).    It seems that the critics are providing the best advertisement because twitter hashtag : #thickerthanwater is trending every Sunday night at 9p/8c.  Maybe the new hashtag should be #MadeInYoShade.

The 2,002,000 viewers who tuned into Thicker Than Water  on Sunday December 29th  brought  Thicker’s season-to-date average to almost 1.8M and on the strength of those ratings, I think it’s safe to say that the Tankard family has a bright future of gracing Bravo TV screens – and the shows many critics be damned! 

Catch the season finale of Thicker Than Water at a special time on Sunday Jan. 5, 2014 at 10p/9c where:   The big day has come and Benji and Shanira’s wedding day has finally arrived. However, the happy occasion may be marred when Brooklyn makes an unplanned speech and Jewel’s issues with her sister threaten to overshadow the big event.

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Dakota Security Systems, Inc. Donates $25,000 to Help Support Wounded Service Members through Wounded Warrior Project®.

Written by admin on Dec 31st, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

Sioux Falls, SD   December 31st, 2013 – Dakota Security Systems, Inc. announced today plans to donate $25,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project®.  The donation will help support WWP’s numerous programs, which are addressing the urgent needs of this generation’s injured service members and their families.

More than 50,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible wounds of war including combat-related stress, major depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The nineteen WWP programs and services are uniquely structured to engage warriors, nurture their mind and bodies, and encourage economic empowerment, and are provided to warriors at absolutely no charge.

Dakota Security has a long history or supporting veterans through employment opportunities and this is a natural extension of the company’s commitment to members of our country’s armed forces.

President and CEO Eric Yunag said, “I cannot think of a better way to steward our success as an organization than to support those who have made great personal sacrifice in defense of our freedom. Dakota Security has a long history or supporting veterans through employment opportunities and this is a natural extension of our commitment to the veterans of our country’s armed forces.”

Dakota Security Systems, Inc. is a leading independent security integration company based in Sioux Falls, SD.  The company’s mission is to Understand its client security problems, Solve them and Support the solution. The company has a network of regional offices in strategic locations throughout the country to provide design, implementation and service to their clients.  Dakota Security is a privately-held company which has been providing exceptional customer service for a demanding customer base for nearly forty years.    For more information, please visit www.dakotasecurity.com.

About Wounded Warrior Project®

Wounded Warrior Project is recognizing its ten-year anniversary, reflecting on a decade of service and reaffirming its commitment to serving Wounded Warriors for their lifetime. The mission of Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) is to honor and empower Wounded Warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.


S Jaishankar India Ambassador to US, welcomed by NRI’s & Indian Overseas Congress

Written by admin on Dec 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

Washington D.C. Sharon Davis. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, joined Indian Foreign Service in 1977, served in Moscow, studied Russian, Sri Lanka, Tokyo, Japan, Singapore, Press Secretary, for former President of India Shankar Dayal Sharma, many more important Foreign Affairs posts, in South Block,more recently Ambassador to China. S.Jaishankar has a distinguished IFS career, close to the heels of Foreign Secretary of India.

S. Jainshankar was appointed as Indian’s Ambassador to United States in September 2013, taking charge in Washington D.C. on December 23, 2013, succeeding Nirupama Rao.

Indian Overseas Congress, since 1981 has advised Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, on various, India US Relations, including Former Ambassador of India, S.S. Ray, to form the India Caucus, Former Ambassador Abid Hussein on India Development , Human Rights Commission, UPA Chairman Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, to form Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in India, more recently Dr. Manmohan Singh on National Security Council, at par with U.S., among other NRI affairs, concerning Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs.

FIIA Chairman Chandra Patel, many US NRI organizations, USINPAC and Indian Overseas Congress, welcomes S. Jaishankar to Washington D.C. and look forward to take the India-US relations, into the next level, with President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.

IOC President Vikram Bajwa, while welcoming Ambassador S.Jaishankar to US, elaborated the needed changes in Consulate General of India Offices, in San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Houston, to be presented to him on January 26, 2014. ” We look forward to his vast experience to bring India into the G-8 Nations, work on some serious issues of concern with Indo-Americans”, said Bajwa. GOPIO President Inder Singh, stresses the need of establishing a ” Nationalistic Movement”, among NRI’s and the Younger generation, to preserve and promote India Values of family system in US.


Bitcoin Remains An Unrecognized Brand In Search of An Image Despite Recent Global Frenzy

Written by admin on Dec 26th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES: Las Vegas (12/26/2013) – Despite the global Bitcoin frenzy in recent months, which saw the digital currency trading at a price on par with an ounce of gold, the currency remains very much unknown in mainstream America, according to an online survey conducted last week in the US by Las Vegas-based Primer Research, Inc.

Of the internet users surveyed, 61% knew nothing about Bitcoin and only 19% had at least some knowledge of the currency. 

In terms of its trustworthiness as a currency, only 10% of those surveyed trusted Bitcoin as much as or more than the US greenback, 30% trusted it less than the US Dollar, and 60% preferred not to comment on its credibility.

A majority of respondents also refrained from defining the purpose of the virtual currency, while 16% perceived it as “a means to purchase goods and services”, and 19% viewed it as “a social movement”.

“Although Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernake previously said virtual currencies ‘may hold long-term promise’, Americans seem to have acted calmly and sensibly and not jumped on the Bitcoin bandwagon,” said Michael Deis, principal and president of Primer Research.  “Bitcoin may have taken the tech world by storm, it simply lacks recognition, let alone acceptance, by the average American.”

This, however, may gradually change, according to Deis. 

About 16% of the survey respondents believed Bitcoin would become a de facto currency for normal purchases within the coming five years.  And, 9% of respondents were either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to own or purchase Bitcoin in the next 12 months. This could translate into as many as 22 million Bitcoin users in the US by the end of 2014.

“Bitcoin is a nascent brand in search of a market and an image, and this may just happen in time,” Deis said.  “If you look at the relatively high level of respondents who view Bitcoin as a ‘social movement’, you can imagine a considerable group of grassroots evangelists advocating the cause and promoting the currency, and gradually taking this embryonic industry to the next stage of development.”

The survey was conducted on-line among 1000 US Internet users between Dec 12 and Dec 14, 2013 using the Google Consumer Surveys platform.  A copy of the complete survey results is available at http://www.v-primer.com.

About Primer Research Inc.

Primer Research Inc. is a public opinion and social research company specializing in global surveys. Founded in 1994 by Michael J. Deis, a former Olin Public Affairs Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, Primer Research has conducted projects across 17 countries in Latin American, 10 states in Asia as well as throughout the European Union, Central Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Africa. Typical projects include public opinion research, audience and media research, and consumer values studies.

For media enquiry, please contact:

Michael J Deis, Ph.D.

Primer Research, Inc.

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50 year anniversary of “The Demise of the SS Corfu Island”

Written by admin on Dec 26th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES (12/26/2013) – Wattle Publishing has published “The Demise of the SS Corfu Island” by Frixos Elia Sekkides. December 2013 marks the 50 year anniversary of when the SS Corfu Island ran aground off the coast of the Magdalen Islands. Anastasia Cavouras, Publisher of Wattle Publishing said: “We are delighted to have published this book as it depicts the personal account of one of the last remaining survivors and his colorful experiences as a mercantile sailor during the 1960’s.”

Sekkides was born in Cyprus and graduated from the Kyrenia Greek College. He studied Radio and Radar at Norwood Technical College, London. After spending fifteen years at sea, he retired and now resides in London. Sekkides said: “Finally, when I was safe in the dory … I glanced back at the SS Corfu Island for the last time … She had been built in Canada and had ended up in Canada to finally shed her crew safely on the shores of the Magdalen Islands: like the salmon that spent years in the open oceans, returning from their long and arduous journey against strong currents and myriads of other dangers to their natal stream, primarily to spawn and … to die”

As journalist George Gaudet says in his foreword: “the story is the story of the past without compromise, as open as the author, generous and as truthful as his faithful and prodigious memory”.

“The Demise of the SS Corfu Island” by Frixos Sekkides is available in paperback and eBook format from leading stockists.

For further details: www.wattlepublishing.com

For all inquiries please contact Emma Taylor at publicity@wattlepublishing.com


50 year anniversary of “The Demise of the SS Corfu Island”

Written by admin on Dec 26th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES (12/26/2013) – Wattle Publishing has published “The Demise of the SS Corfu Island” by Frixos Elia Sekkides. December 2013 marks the 50 year anniversary of when the SS Corfu Island ran aground off the coast of the Magdalen Islands. Anastasia Cavouras, Publisher of Wattle Publishing said: “We are delighted to have published this book as it depicts the personal account of one of the last remaining survivors and his colorful experiences as a mercantile sailor during the 1960’s.”

Sekkides was born in Cyprus and graduated from the Kyrenia Greek College. He studied Radio and Radar at Norwood Technical College, London. After spending fifteen years at sea, he retired and now resides in London. Sekkides said: “Finally, when I was safe in the dory … I glanced back at the SS Corfu Island for the last time … She had been built in Canada and had ended up in Canada to finally shed her crew safely on the shores of the Magdalen Islands: like the salmon that spent years in the open oceans, returning from their long and arduous journey against strong currents and myriads of other dangers to their natal stream, primarily to spawn and … to die”

As journalist George Gaudet says in his foreword: “the story is the story of the past without compromise, as open as the author, generous and as truthful as his faithful and prodigious memory”.

“The Demise of the SS Corfu Island” by Frixos Sekkides is available in paperback and eBook format from leading stockists.

For further details: www.wattlepublishing.com

For all inquiries please contact Emma Taylor at publicity@wattlepublishing.com


Jat Sikh NRI’s demand inclusion in India OBC, support Amarinder, Bajwa, Badal,Sukhbir-Indian Overseas Congress.

Written by admin on Dec 26th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

Washington DC. Indian Overseas Congress, has strongly supported the demand of the inclusion of Jat Sikhs, in Punjab and India, including Jat Sikh NRI’s, residing in United States and Canada, to be included in the Central government jobs and rights, under the Other Backwards Classes quota, in India. Jat Sikhs who constitute nearly 25 % of Punjab’s 3.7 crore population are considered the landed affluent and socially dominant castes in the State.

All India Jat Maha Sabha, president Capt. Amarinder Singh, has written to Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan SIngh, to protest the exclusion of Sikhs and Muslim Jats from the benefits of reservation in several States of India, requesting the Cabinet decision should be fair in all States, in respect to inclusions in OBC. PPCC President Partap Bajwa, who met the AICC , Leadership, including Rahul Gandhi, on the matter has been invited to United States and Canada, to inaugurate ” Jat SIkhs of North America”, during Vaisakhi Celebrations, in Vancouver and Toronto, in April 2014.

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, protested the Cabinet decision of exclusion as discrimination against Jat Sikhs of Punjab, asking for immediate inclusion of 3.7 crore Jat Sikhs of Punjab in the OBC policy. Indian Overseas Congress President Vikram Bajwa, has written to UPA Chairman Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, to include 1.7 Million NRI Jat Sikhs, residing in USA, Canada, U,K., Australia and other parts of the world, so their Children can obtain Admissions, into Medical, Engineering and other Professional Universities in India, under the OBC Quota, where there exculsion, leaves them to pay hefty donations in dollars, to India Universities. NRI Jat Singh America, president Gurdan Singh, NRI Jat Sikh Chairman of England, Kanwar Partap Singh, have on their agenda to meet President of India Pranab Mukherjee, during Parvasi Divas, on January 11, 2014 and present him a “Charter of NRI Demands”, which includes the, inclusion. Indo-Canadian Jats, Secretary Manpreet Dhillon, will meet Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal, on Punjab Parvasi Divas, to support the Punjab Government policy on Jats, requesting the Deputy Chief Minister, to include them in the Punjab State, by obtaining approval in the Punjab State Assembly, which will be supported by SAD, BJP and Punjab Congress.


New Jersey Nutrition School Now Offers Courses in Classroom Setting as well as Online

Written by admin on Dec 25th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

Academy of Natural Health Sciences in Woodbridge, New Jersey is now offering courses both online as well as the classroom for their Clinical Nutrition and Holistic Health program.  This incredible program allows both local residents along with international students to take part of a popular program where participants will learn a vast amount of information about holistic health treatments. 

Both programs are 500 hours for course completion and students will take a variety of courses take a variety of courses that includes Basic Nutrition, Herbs and Mushrooms, Homeopathy, Nutrition and Immunity, Anatomy and Physiology for Nutritionists, Detoxification and Gastrointestinal Health, Weight Loss Systems, Sports Nutrition, Nutritional Supplements, Fitness and Exercise, Stress Management and many more.

This professional clinical and holistic nutrition education program is a great stepping-stone for those that wish to work in their own holistic medicine private practice, wellness centers, healthcare offices, health food stores, gyms, spas, and other non-hospital and non-institutional settings.

Throughout ten months, students will take 16 seminar courses designed to provide well-rounded knowledge in clinical nutrition and holistic health.  Students seeking nutrition certification will complete all 16 seminars along with competency tests, report papers and class projects.  Upon certification from the Academy of Natural Health Sciences, students are also eligible for additional certification by the American Association of Nutritional Consultants.

The program at the Academy of Natural Health Sciences allows students to take the following courses:

·         Basic Nutrition – students will learn about fundamental nutrients, digestion, super foods, meal planning, vegetarianism, holistic nutrition, macrobiotics, and more.

·         Advanced Nutrition – students will learn about food values, metabolism, enzymes, genetics, aging, pregnancy, nutritional deficiencies, specialized diets, and other core nutrition concepts.

·         Herbs and Mushrooms – students learn about effective herbal protocols, herbal contraindications, traditional use of herbs in American and European culture, mushroom products, and how mushrooms help stimulate the body’s healing process.

·         Homeopathy – students learn about homeopathic remedies and become well versed in homeopathic techniques.

·         Nutrition and Immunity – students learn how the immune system works along with foods, diets, supplements, lifestyle habits, and how to use nutrition to fight off disease.

·         Detoxification – students learn about abnormal pathogens, parasitology, ecology, stool analysis, cleansing diets, fasting and other detoxifying techniques.

·         Weight-Loss Systems – students learn about the most effective techniques for weight-loss and weight management.

·         Nutrition and Chronic Diseases – students learn how diets, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, herbs, and other natural methods can help the body heal itself.

·         Sports Nutrition – students learn the special needs of athletes and how to maximize performance potential and stimulate grown through nutritional and holistic methods.

·         Fitness and Exercise – students learn the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system along with cardiovascular fitness, fitness testing, aerobics, stretching, weight training and more to be able to design a personal fitness program.

·         Healing Psychology – students learn basic psychological theories as it applies to spirituality, mental health, mental illness and more.

·         Health Assessments I – students learn to assess a person’s nutritional and holistic health status through interpretations of questionnaires, lifestyle analysis, family health history and symptoms of nutritional deficiencies.

·         Health Assessments II – students will continue what they learned in Health Assessments I and utilize the client’s muscle system, nervous system and acupuncture meridians to assess a client’s holistic health.

·         Clinical Assessments – students learn nutritional interpretation of blood, urine, hair, saliva, and stool.

·         Counseling Practicum – students conducts nutritional and holistic health counseling sessions with friends and family and engages in class discussions.

·         Business Practicum – students learn about the business side of nutritional and holistic health, which includes professional liability insurance, consent forms, scope of practice, code of ethics and other practical concepts.

The tuition for this program covers all necessary materials for courses at this nutrition school located just a 40-minute train ride away from New York City.  Students will learn all the necessary skills to become a nutritional and holistic health specialist for gyms, spas, private practices, and other non-hospital settings.

For more information, visit www.anhs-school.com to learn more about this nutrition school conveniently located in Woodbridge, New Jersey and available online.

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Online Auction Underway for Florida Lake Home!

Written by admin on Dec 24th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES (Hawthorne, Florida) December 24, 2013 : RealEstateAuctions.com has announced an online auction for a beautiful Star Lake property and home. Located at 211 Star Lake Drive, this 1.9 acre lot includes a 3087 sq foot main home with 3 BR/BA, game room, sun room, garage and much more.The online auction runs now through January 16, 2014 on the company website: www.RealEstateAuctions.com. Two detached garages offers space galore for private office, work shop, fitness room and you can still store up to 8 vehicles. A 1 BR/1 BA apartment sits atop garage nearest main house that is perfect for a rental, or just as additional private guest and family quarters. The apartment has full kitchen, laundry room and a bonus room that could converted to a second bedroom. The shaded lot, private dock, two boat houses, covered outdoor cook area as well as the electronic entrance gate and paved driveways make this a must to see.211 Star Lake Drive is nestled in north central Florida very near both Gainesville and Ocala, Florida offering boating, skiing and fishing at its best.. Even St. Augustine and Jacksonville are just short drives away. Close to the best central Florida has to offer, yet secluded enough to offer the ultimate privacy.RealEstateAuctions.com is emerging as a leader in U.S. real estate auction sales. The company brings buyers and sellers together in the fastest, most transparent and mutually beneficial way to transact business: the real estate auction. In person and online, buyers and sellers everywhere are able to take advantage of the growing popularity of auctions. 

For more information email: Gayle Lee at glee@realestateauctions.com or call (352) 258-5380

www.realestateauctions.com


President of India, release Sikh Prisoners, with Rs 10 Lakh Compensation, NRI’s & IOC President Vikram Bajwa

Written by admin on Dec 23rd, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

Vancouver BC (12/23/2013) – Non Resident Indians, across Canada and United States, are celebrating the spirit of Christmas, while some of them still hoping that their relatives, who are lodged in Prisons, across India, due to lapses,whose sentences, have been completed, to share the New Years with them.

Indian Overseas Congress, executive and President Vikram Bajwa has  requested President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee to intervene and issue a proclamation to compensate them with Rs. 10 Lakh each for the every Prisoner, from respective Chief Minister’s Fund of the State of release, who awaits his release, due to this faulty issue. Bhai Gurbaksh Singh, who is fast unto death, for the cause, has been invited to Canada and USA, for Vaisakhi 2014.

Christmas greetings were exchanged between various members and Associations, remembering, who have been deprived of the spirit of “Freedom”, during this holiday season.NRI’s across Canada and USA, support their release, which is a responsibility of Rashtrapati (President of India).