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Processing Level-3 Line Item Detail through Authorize.net

Written by admin on Apr 30th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES (5/1/2014) – Revolution Payment Systems, the leading advocate and Level-3 payment processor to government contractors, announces a solution to assist government contractors, suppliers and merchants using Autorize.net who need to send Level-3 Line Item Detail on government purchase cards or simply want to take advantage of the cost savings Level-3 Processing provides.

Level-3 processing eliminates Non-Qualified surcharge fees and could reduce a suppliers processing expenses by 20 %
(if their processor has set them up correctly) while helping them look more attractive to government buyers.

About Revolution Payment Systems

Serving the government and commercial space since 1994, Revolution payment systems is committed
to making a difference in the Business-to-Government and Business-to-Business space and has become a consultative and educational resource for government contractors and suppliers.

Suppliers spend so much time and energy getting on a GSA schedule yet, have no idea how these cards differ from a standard commercial transaction and that by processing them not different could cost them up to 40% more

Revolution Payments  Authorize.net Level 3 processing  solution also supports: Quickbooks, mobile payments, internet, manual entered transactions and swiped cards.

To learn more about Revolution Payment Systems and our specialized Level 3 payment technology call 888 790 3450 or email info@revolution-payments.com


Key Findings of PAF’s 2014 Patient Data Analysis Report Illustrate Startling Impact of Medical Debt on Majority of Patients Served

Written by admin on Apr 30th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

 Newly Released Analysis Notes More Than 50% of Patients Will Struggle to Pay Medical Debt This Year

LIGHTNING RELEASES: WASHINGTON, DC (4/30/2014) – Medical debt remains the most frequently reported health care difficulty for patients, according to data released today by the Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) – a leading national non-profit patient advocate organization that provides patients who have chronic, debilitating and/or life-threatening diseases with one-on-one, sustained case management. PAF released the data through its annual Patient Data Analysis Report (PDAR), a quantitative analysis of information on 88,364 patients who sought help from the organization in 2013.

“The Patient Advocate Foundation’s annual PDAR continues to serve as an invaluable tool to policymakers, stakeholders and health care providers as they evaluate emerging trends and develop appropriate solutions to improve the health care system,” said Nancy Davenport-Ennis, Founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors for PAF and the National Patient Advocate Foundation (NPAF). “This data represents the experiences of thousands of Americans who struggled to obtain and afford health care, reaching out to our case managers for help who then documented their efforts.”

“The mounting crisis of medical debt in America is causing untold stress, exacerbating illness and devastating the financial futures of millions of individuals and families,” stated Alan Balch, CEO of PAF and NPAF. “The majority of patients who reach out to us for help with health care issues are drowning in medical debt and need a life raft.  As the nation’s leading patient advocacy organization, we pledge to work with policy makers on behalf of the patients we serve by advocating for common-sense solutions to help ease the burden of crippling medical debt.”

In addition to the medical debt crises experienced by PAF patients, 40 percent of cases documented problems with accessing health care. The PDAR documents services necessary to resolve a host of health care access issues, ranging from insurance denials and identification of coverage options for the uninsured to navigating and accessing the newly implemented Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplaces.

Key Findings in the PDAR

– While over half (57.2%) of PAF patients sought assistance resolving Medical Debt Crisis issues in 2013, the proportion of patients seeking Healthcare Access Issues has continued to increase and represents 40.6% of all issues, an 8.8% increase from 2012.

– Insurance issues increased from 16.2% in 2012 to 18.9% in 2013 as PAF patients sought assistance enrolling in the state health insurance exchange marketplaces launched on October 1, 2013.

– Two of the top 10 insurance resolution types and 13 insurance resolution types overall related to the ACA and state health insurance exchange marketplaces.

– Commercially insured PAF patients represented the largest insurance category at 33.0% (an increase of 7.1% from 2012), shifting uninsured to the second largest insurance category.

– Among PAF patients, ethnic diversity continues to increase as over one-third (36.1%) of PAF patients in 2013 were non-Caucasian (an increase from 35.8%) and the proportion of Hispanic/Latino patients increased by 12.7%.

– The proportion of Caucasian PAF patients (63.9% in 2013) has decreased every year since 2010 and is now aligned with the national average of 63%.

– For the first time since 2011, the largest proportion of insurance access issues for pharmaceutical agents was related to the denial of necessary pharmaceutical prior authorizations (23.5%), representing almost a three-fold increase in the proportion of patients representing this issue from 2012.

    • Among pharmaceutical agent resolutions, overturned denials of pharmaceutical prior authorizations increased five-fold from 2012 to 2013, and now represents the second most common resolution.

– PAF case managers provided services to patients with 326 different diagnoses, 16 more conditions than reported in 2012.

– 21.2% of patients reported more than one medical condition across all categories. Multiple medical conditions will often increase the patient’s out-of-pocket costs for medications and other treatments, ushering them more quickly into medical debt.

In 2013, PAF case managers obtained $48,215,994 in debt relief funding for patients experiencing medical debt crises, an 84 percent increase from 2012. Medical debt remains a serious issue for PAF patients.  Due to the unpredictable and involuntary nature of medical expenses, most patients are unable to plan for costly medical bills.  Even a smaller bill can affect their credit score, while the larger bills and access issues experienced by PAF patients drive patients nationally into bankruptcy.

For this reason, PAF’s sister organization, NPAF, has made medical debt crisis issues a federal policy priority in 2014.

Distributed with the PDAR at a Capitol Hill briefing today, the NPAF white paper, titled Medical Debt, Medical Bankruptcy and the Impact on Patients, reports that medical expenses contribute to 62 percent of individual bankruptcy filings and affect both insured and uninsured patients. Fourteen percent of people with private insurance struggle to pay medical bills, while more than 25 percent who have public coverage and more than 36 percent who are uninsured grapple with their medical expenses. In 2012 the Commonwealth Fund found that upwards of 41 percent of adults aged 19-64, or 75 million people nationally, reported problems paying medical bills or paying off medical debt over time.

Originally published in 1997, the PDAR has been increasingly requested by lawmakers, MedPAC, congressional offices, academics and advocacy organizations as a quality assessment tool across many different dimensions, including age, ethnicity, employment status and clinical conditions. 

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About Patient Advocate Foundation

PAF is a national nonprofit organization, established in 1996, that seeks to safeguard patients through effective mediation ensuring access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of financial stability relative to their diagnosis of chronic, life threatening or debilitating disease. Patient Advocate Foundation has been consistently rated as a 4-star “exceptional” charity by Charity Navigator, the foremost independent evaluator of charities in the United States.

PAF data are derived from patients who contacted the organization for assistance in accessing quality care.  These experiences have been quantified in the PAF’s Patient Data Analysis Report, which illustrates the data collected across 260 variables by PAF senior cases managers.  In 2013, PAF resolved 88,364 patient cases and received more than four million additional inquires from patients nationally.  Most requests were from patients needing assistance with accessing healthcare—either because they could not afford the care recommended, could not obtain services within reasonable proximity to where they lived, or were denied coverage for services and treatments within the purview of their health plan.  PAF’s ability to assist patients confronting a wide spectrum of challenges enables NPAF to competently serve as the voice of this vulnerable patient population, many of whom will be accessing health insurance through state or Federally-Facilitated Exchanges for the first time.

The mission of NPAF is to be the voice for patients who have sought care after a diagnosis of a chronic, debilitating or life-threatening illness.  NPAF has a seventeen year history serving as this trusted voice.  NPAF is also the coordinator of the Regulatory Education and Action for Patients (“REAP”) Coalition.  The policy and advocacy activities of NPAF are informed and influenced by the experience of patients who receive direct, sustained case management services from our companion organization, Patient Advocate Foundation (“PAF”). 

 For more information about Patient Advocate Foundation, please visit www.patientadvocate.org or call
toll-free (800) 532-5274.

To access a copy of the report visit www.patientadvocate.org/pdar


Actron Systems Launches its Newest High-Tech Security Service

Written by admin on Apr 30th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

Actron Systems Announces:  

Virtual PresenceTM — Live Dedicated Remote Security. 

LIGHTNING RELEASES: DETROIT, Mich. (4/30/2014) – Actron Systems, one of Michigan’s premier security surveillance companies announced the launch of their newest high-tech security service called  Virtual PresenceTM — Live Dedicated Remote Security.

Understanding the financial and human resource challenges companies face when employing security guards; Actron Systems and Tricon Security partners Ben Aycock and Mike Whittaker created this new and innovative security service.

Virtual Presence — Live Dedicated Remote Security provides 360 of security coverage for our clients, providing protection for their facilities, employees and customers. Actron utilizes a number of high-tech systems to assure you are safe and secure. Our security specialists can monitor your facility 24/7 engaging employees or possible intruders to assure a safe, secure environment.

Actron’s Virtual Presence — Live Dedicated Remote Security can provide a more efficient system over security guards while saving you up to 60% of your annual security budget.

Using today’s latest advances in technology and communications, Virtual Presence offers complete and comprehensive security through:

  • 24/7 live remote monitoring of your property

  • Offsite command center with staff who:

    • Monitor all cameras on your property
    • Communicate through audio systems with visitors and intruders

    • Communicate with police when necessary (Virtual Verification)

    • Escort staff on property (Virtual Escorts)

    • Remotely provide access control, viewing a person via camera then granting access (Virtual Door Man)

    • Automatically program doors and gates to open and close at specific times

    • Plus, all surveillance is documented electronically (Virtual Witness)

“We’re pleased to present companies with a complete security solution that also helps reduce the costs and risks associated with maintaining a security guard program,” said Ben Aycock, President of Actron Systems. “Virtual Presence brings a whole new dimension to modern security practices while providing companies with exceptional value.”

Founded in 1957, Actron Systems is a full-service integrator of high tech security systems, for municipalities, corporations and government agencies.  Since 2004, Tricon Security Group LLC has addressed the specialized security requirements of a multitude of industries, including law enforcement, homeland security, the movie industry, executive protection and corporate security needs.  Actron Systems is located in the Guardian Building, 500 Griswold St., Suite 2450, Detroit, Michigan.  For more information, visit www.actronsystems.com or call 1-855-4-ACTRON (1855-422-8766).

For a Free Virtual Presence Site Evaluation log on to www.triconsecurity-vp.com

Contact: Michael Whittaker

Phone: 734-323-1679


Deitrick Haddon’s LXW Take Choir Music to a New Stratosphere with a #1* Debut!

Written by admin on Apr 30th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES – Los Angeles, CA — April 29, 2014 – When Deitrick Haddon, pastor, producer, founder and leader of the gospel choir LXW (League of Xtraordinary Worshippers) released this long awaited album, the 3-time Grammy nominee was already claiming victory.  Today that victory is finally realized as the self titled debut album reached #1* and earned the Hot Shot Debut on the Billboard Gospel Albums Chart, just days after it was released on April 22nd

This project truly offers music that choirs across the country will be able to relate to and sing for years to come, providing opportunities to showcase their gifts by way of duplicating the intricate but fun filled vocal calisthenics featured on each song.  Fans, new and old, have even taken to Twitter with praises about this project.  Nosta @Divine_Curls tweeted, “I can’t be the only one who sings along w/@DeitrickHaddon and the choir like I wrote the songs…. I can sing along like nobodies business.”  And yes, she is not the only one, as this album is truly relatable and no one will be disappointed.

A #1 album debut wasn’t the only good news that Deitrick Haddon’s LXW experienced this week.  The lead single Great Godhad an INCREDIBLE jump in radio airplay.  According to the Billboard and Mediabase Gospel Airplay Charts (Week Ending 4/27/14) the song leaped from #24 to #15* and #26 to #15* (respectively) all in just 1 week, proving the strength of the song and the long standing power of choir music!  Also, “Great God” is #19 on the Billboard Hot Gospel Songs Chart for issue date May 3rd!

Wow, this speaks volumes!  People still believe in choir music when it’s really good.  My brothers Gerald Haddon, David Haddon &I worked hard to bring something fresh but yet familiar.  This confirms that hard work pays off!” said Deitrick Haddon.

 LXW’s fantastic debut adds to the long list of creative projects that have come out of Haddon’s longtime collaborative partnership with Tyscot Music & Entertainment.

As the oldest African-American owned recording label in the nation, Tyscot keeps renewing itself with talented artists like Deitrick Haddon’s LXW.  The company has allowed Haddon to express himself artistically and he has continued to amaze them with his limitless gifts. 

Tyscot President, Bryant Scott, sees this most recent success as a reminder of the company’s early beginnings, “The very first projects Tyscot presented almost 40 years ago were choirs.  We built our early legacy with choir music like John P. Kee& New Life Community Choir.  Now in 2014, we have teamed back up with Deitrick, who is one of our success stories, to present a CD and DVD which takes choir music to a new stratosphere.  It is thrilling that the public has embraced this project to the level of debuting number 1* on the Billboard Gospel Album sales chart.  Along with a grateful thanks to consumers nationwide, we thank the press, radio, retail and social media for being strong contributing factors to this auspicious occasion!” 

 The Choir Movement is back.  The LXW project is amazing as it brought together 100+ voices in LA.  By creating music for youth choirs and choirs in general, LXW is “resurrecting the choir movement”, adding energy and swag back into this genre.  Deitrick Haddon and LXW have already created quite a stir after a recent live performance seen on BET’s Celebration of Gospel and the full concert video airing as a ‘Good Friday Easter Special’ on the Oxygen network.  With wonderful songs, intense choreography and finesse, this project will return choir music to its rightful place in the gospel genre.  The CD and its companion concert DVD will make audiences fall in love with choir music all over again.

 The awe-inspiring DVD was filmed at the City of Refuge Church in Los Angeles, California.  This debut CD & concert DVD features a list of ‘Who’s Who’ in the current choir music sub-genre, including Hezekiah Walker, Donald Lawrence, Ricky Dillard as well as a new generation of Gospel superstars, such as Jessica Reedy.  The DVD will make you feel like you’re right in the audience, with high energy songs and ballads that you will find yourself singing along with in no time! 

In addition, there are two spoken word segments that entertain and totally inspire.  Own yours today and get the CD and full concert DVD at Walmart, Amazon.com, Family Christian Stores and many other brick and mortar retail locations.  As a bonus, consumers get a free copy of a specially illustrated LXW Comic Book with their purchase of the Concert DVD.  Also, the Digital Album is available on iTunes, AmazonMP3, Google Play and other digital retailers worldwide.  In addition, the Digital Concert Video is available for download and video (rental) on demand via iTunes, AmazonMP3 and many others.

For interview requests regarding Deitrick Haddon’s LXW, please contact Linda Robins of First Lady PR at 1stlady.pr@gmail.com, 615-586-1153.


Sharkie Zartman sets youth coaches up for success in her new book “So You Think You Can Coach Kids?

Written by admin on Apr 30th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases


LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/30/2014) – As a highly ranked amateur then professional volleyball player, as well as a title-winning college coach, Sharkie Zartman believed she was fully prepared to take on youth sports. She now understands how different the dynamics are when working with impressionable young athletes. Zartman brings her more than 10 years of experience as a youth sports coach to the new handbook, “So You Think You Can Coach Kids?” (ISBN 1495206076).

The author’s easy-to-follow advice helps beginning and experienced coaches alike, with the former learning the basics of coaching youth sports and the latter gaining new insight and support. Zartman covers all aspects of this important role, including developing a coaching philosophy, training young athletes, communicating with kids, preventing injuries and dealing with officials and parents. She also provides guidance for those leading their own child’s team, as doing so presents a unique set of challenges.

“Too many people get into coaching and have no clue how to work with young athletes, teach skills and deal with parents. Many also underestimate how big an impact, positive or negative, they can have on the players and their future selves. Coaching kids is more than coaching just the sport,” Zartman says.

Youth sports are more competitive than ever, with the pressure to win existing at just about every level. This handbook proves vital to guiding young athletes and should be behind every coach’s clipboard. “So You Think You Can Coach Kids?” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.

About the Author:
Sharkie Zartman is a former All-American volleyball athlete and champion competitor at UCLA and with the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team. She also competed in the Women’s Professional Volleyball Association for five years. As a coach, she led El Camino College to nine league and two state titles, and with her husband, Pat, she helped the South Bay Spoilers club team win four national championships and multiple regional and division titles. She holds degrees in kinesiology and instructional technology. She teaches health and fitness at El Camino College and hosts “Sharkie’s Pep Talk” on Healthy Life.Net Radio. 

MEDIA CONTACT:
Sharkie Zartman
Phone: (310) 379-1869
Website: www.soyouthinkyoucancoachkids.com 

REVIEW COPIES AND INTERVIEWS AVAILABLE 


Czech Brewing Company to Boost Global Economy

Written by admin on Apr 30th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES — Prague/New York April 29, 2014 – Two Tales Brewing (TTB), a family owned brewing company from the Czech Republic that exports beer novelties around the globe, is planning to boost global economy through a unique charitable initiative. 

Targeting the home base of the financial crisis—the USA—the company searched for the root of the problem, exploring college dropouts, criminal activity and drug use. Exhaustive research brought the company to the unequivocal conclusion that the common denominator amongst all issues considered is none other than the sagging pants.

In a drastic combative measure, Two Tales has pledged that for every six pack sold during the campaign they will donate a belt to an American citizen in need. For details please visit the charity website http://beerforbelts.com or watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8NJQ01JNdM.

“It’s not only a matter of taste, like with our beers,” said Se Padilla, one of TTB’s founders. “This project is of pivotal importance to us. We have the chance to stand up for our beliefs as a company, but we also have the power to work towards the greater good: reviving the global economy.”

The company’s owners are convinced that with Americans’ hands freed from holding up their pants, they will be free to carry the burden of the economy.

“It’s time for small countries to make history,” explained Jan Martasek, co-founder of TTB. ”For the first time ever, a country known for its ice hockey players is now coming to the aid of a nation thirty times its size, with the help of craft beer,” Martasek concludes.

Two Tales Brewing was founded in 2007 by US citizen Se Padilla, professional musician, operator of diverse bars and restaurants and owner of the Prague Beer Museum, and Czech Canadian Jan Martasek, financial investments manager. The current TTB product spectrum consists of six different types of craft beers, from lager, ales and flavored to non-alcoholic, all brewed in Bohemia under the Two Tales brand. The beer specials are available in 0.33 l bottles and kegs. Most exports land in the Nordic countries and in South-east Asia.


“Careful,” a Compelling New Novel Illustrating the Dynamic Bond Between Mothers and Sons, Debuts Just in Time for Mother’s Day

Written by admin on Apr 30th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES: New York, NY. (4/30/2014) – Careful, a new novel by Randy Anderson, will get its wide release on May 1, 2014.

For two decades Tyler Gibbons has been keeping a secret from his family. At the tender age of sixteen, he embarks on a student exchange program. Sent to the Andean city of Ambato, Ecuador, he finds daily adventure as he tries to fit in at school, connect with his host family, and navigate through a world of beaches, volcanoes, and jungles. But tucked deep inside this year are events so profound, so unexpected, they forever shape the man he will become.

Now, 25 years later, his mother pulls these soaring tales from her son, exposing, for the first time, the source of a deep unhappiness. While these memories contain the wounds of an unresolved past, they also possess the power to heal his painful present.

Thoughtfully crafted and boldly told, Tyler’s journey takes the reader on a wild South American adventure, while illuminating a mother’s unyielding power to heal her child.

Careful is available in paperback at Amazon.com and other channels and as an e-book, wherever e-books are sold.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Randy Anderson is a novelist and playwright. His first book was published in 2011. On Making Off recounts his adventures running The Beggars Group, a downtown theater company that produced over two dozen productions at the turn of the millennium. He is also the author of several plays including; Kill the President, The Dwelling, and Yippie! Randy currently lives in New York City where he writes, reasons, and reacts.

MEDIA CONTACT

Randy Anderson

Website: onmakingoff.com

Email: beggarsgroup@hotmail.com

Phone: (917) 721-9138

INTERVIEWS WITH THE AUTHOR AS WELL AS REVIEW COPIES ARE AVAILABLE


2014 RumXP International Tasting Competition Winners Announced: More than 130 of the world’s finest rums take part in competition at Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

Written by admin on Apr 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES: MIAMI (4/29/2014) – The RumXP International Rum Expert Tasting Panel, one of the most respected collection of experts in the spirits world, and the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, the world’s largest gathering of rum producers and enthusiasts, are pleased to announce results of the 2014 RumXP International Tasting Competition held at the Festival in Miami April 22 to 25.

Twelve members of the International Rum Expert Panel and 12 guest judges participated in six tasting sessions of 17 categories of rums, with 133 of the finest rums in the world presented for evaluation this year.

RumXP judges were sequestered in a tasting room for three days on blind tasting trials.  All rums were grouped and judged in categories according to their style.

2014 RumXP Best in Class and Gold Medal winners include:

  • Agricole Rhum: Best In Class – St. Barth Chic; Gold – St. Barth Cool
  • White Rum: Best In Class – Ocumare Platino; Gold – Skottlander, Gold – Tanduay Silver
  • Premium White Rum: Best In Class – Diplomatico Blanco; Gold – The Real McCoy 3, Gold – Plantation 3 Star
  • Gold Rum: Best In Class – Diplomatico Añejo; Gold – Hampden Estate Gold, Gold – Koloa Gold
  • Aged Rum: Best In Class – Plantation Original Dark; Gold – Pussers, Gold – Appleton VX
  • Aged Rum, 4-8 years: Best In Class – Plantation 5; Gold – El Dorado 8, Gold – Abuelo 7
  • Aged Rum, 9-12 years: Best In Class – Abuelo 12; Gold – Real McCoy 12, Gold – Medellin 12
  • Aged Rum, 13-18 years: Best In Class – Pussers 15; Gold – El Dorado 15, Gold – Flor de Caña 18
  • Aged Rum, 19-21 years: Best In Class – El Dorado 21, Gold – Centenario 20
  • Premium Aged Rum: Best In Class – Don Q Gran Añejo; Gold – Ocumare Añejo Especial Golden Reserve, Gold – Plantation 20th Anniversary
  • Super Premium Rum: Best In Class – Mount Gay 1703; Gold – Ron Barcelo Imperial Premium 30th Anniversary; Gold – Centenario 25
  • Special Cask: Best In Class – Plantation Guyana 2005; Gold – Plantation Jamaica 2001, Gold – Plantation Trinidad 1999
  • Dark Rum: Best In Class – Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum; Gold – Koloa Dark, Gold – Goslings Black Seal
  • Flavored Rum: Best In Class – Koloa Coconut; Gold – Admiral Nelson Vanilla, Gold – Blue Chair Bay Coconut, Gold – Selvarey Cacao
  • Spiced Rum: Best In Class – Bayou Spiced; Gold – Blue Chair Coconut Spiced, Gold – Blackheart
  • Overproof Rum: Best In Class – Plantation Overproof Original Dark; Gold – Rum Fire, Gold – Lost Spirits Navy Style Rum
  • Ultra Premium Reserve: Best In Class – Brugal Papa Andres

The esteemed judging panel of the 2014 RumXP Tasting Competition was led by Robert A. Burr, Robin Burr and Robert V. Burr.   The judging panel was comprised of 12 RumXP judges including Dirk Decker, Ian Burrell, Forrest Cokely, John Gibbons, Javier Herrera, Peter Holland, Tatu Kaarlas, “Bahama Bob” Leonard, Paul McFadyn, Paul Senft, Leonardo Pinto and Bernard Schäfer.  In addition, 12 respected guest judges from a range of roles within the spirits industry lent their refined pallets to the panel including Matt Robold, Stefan Brinkmann, Laine Doss, Steve Drda, Franco Gaspari, Pauline Holland, Josh Miller, Marco Pierini, Nigel Sade, James Soper and David Saffa.

The 2015 Miami Rum Renaissance Festival will be held April 17 to 19, 2015.

About RumXP

The annual RumXP Tasting Competition at the Miami Rum Festival is among the most prestigious events of its type in the world, bringing together a host of experienced rum judges from around the globe to evaluate the finest cane spirits from every region, every style and every category of the rum world. Their collective expertise as a group of judges is unrivaled in the spirits world.  Their combined experience spans many dozens of countries and hundreds of brands. They are authors, lecturers, trainers, historians, journalists, consultants, collectors, proprietors, mixologists and promoters of rum.  For additional information, please visit www.rumxp.com.

About Miami Rum Renaissance Festival

The annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival gives rum enthusiasts the opportunity to sample hundreds of fine rums from the Caribbean and beyond during three days of Grand Tasting events at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Convention Center on April 25-27, 2014. Celebrity seminars, live entertainment, island lifestyle vendors and interactive cocktail demonstrations round out the activities associated with this unique celebration of the best rums in the world. General admission tickets begin at $50. VIP passes offering early admission are $75.

For information about exhibiting at the 2015 Rum Renaissance Festival, please contact Robin Burr in Miami at 707-278-6736.  For press information, please contact Joe Gerbino at 305-608-7419 or jpgerbino@gmail.com.  Additional information about Miami Rum Renaissance can be found www.rumrenaissance.com.


A Vibrant New Publishing Company in the Mind Body Spirit World – and Now Winner of Three National Awards in Two Years!

Written by admin on Apr 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

SEARCHING FOR A DEEPER MEANING…

LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/29/2014) – We are proud of our low-cost paperbacks and eBooks with their beautiful cover designs and faultless editing, not to mention the most important thing – their exciting, challenging and beautifully written subjects that range from spirituality to psychology, the paranormal to health and humour, both fiction and non-fiction.

We at LOCAL LEGEND must be doing something right. Lynne Harkes’ lovely description of her natural and spiritual  journeys in Africa, SPINACH SOUP FOR THE WALLS, has just won the Gold Certificate in the national Wishing Shelf Book Awards; moreover THE QUIRKY MEDIUM, Alison Wynne-Ryder’s spine-tingling autobiography, won the Silver Certificate too! These awards, attracting hundreds of entries, are unique in being judged by a panel of professionals for their content, design and editing.

In 2012, our child prodigy author Daphne Fong also won the prestigious Beryl Bainbridge Prize for New Authors at The People’s Book Prize for Revenge of the Thirteen, written when she was just twelve.

Please take a look at our website www.local-legend.co.uk for details of these and many other beautiful books, written for this new age when so many people are searching for a deeper meaningfulness in their lives.

Look especially at our new title AURA CHILD, telling the true story of a genuine Indigo child growing up seeing everyone’s energy fields and thoughts and slipping through time to converse with people of the past. Not just a page-turning astonishing read, this book teaches us so much about the nature of the human mind.

The ethos of LOCAL LEGEND is to encourage and support brilliant new authors of spiritual and consciousness writing who may never get an opportunity with the major publishing houses. We want to be an ethical company too so, to show our commitment to that end, our editing and administrative work is done FREE. Not many can say that…


Parents Protect Kids from Social Networking Bullies and Predators

Written by admin on Apr 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

Bullies and Predators Out: KidzRocket.com to employ Responsive Design Compatibility to offer Browser and Computer & Operating Systems Compatibility.

LIGHTNING RELEASES (4/29/2014) – Unfortunately, the U.S. and world press, radio, and television daily reports that kids may be at great risk using some social networking websites.

KidzRocket.com is the only social networking website for children licensed to utilize the awarded U.S. Patent for a SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURE SOCIAL NETWORKING. Social networking bullies and predators kept out.

Our principal KidzRocket.com mission is to eliminate bullies and predators from social networking access to our children. Kids are safer using KidzRocket.com. The KidzRocket.com redesign and development team to employ Responsive Design Compatibility to include widescreen, standard, tablet and smart phone units. Browser Compatibility to include Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, and Firefox.  Computer & Operating Systems Compatibility to include IOS, Windows, Linux, Android, and Blackberry systems.

Kids and pre-teens will soon have the safest social networking website to have fun and learn. KidzRocket.com has been awarded exclusive license to U.S. Patent issued for a “SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURE SOCIAL NETWORKING”.

  • KidzRocket.com goal is the development of the best and most secure social network for kids anywhere! 
  • KidzRocket.com is dedicated to offer the safest website for the well-being of children and to provide exceptional fun content and an engaging platform for them to safely connect with other kids and friends.
  • KidzRocket.com is rebuilding the program and website so your children can benefit from the latest and greatest Internet security today’s technology has to offer. Want to help secure your child’s safety?  $1.00 gets your family a $25.00 exclusive Perk and more!

KidzRocket.com is pleased to invite parents, grandparents, friends, and other interested parties and groups to:  http://igg.me/at/kidzrocket/x  or www.kidzrocket.com  to help ensure all our kids have a safe Internet experience.

Contact: Robert Williams

rgwkidzrocket@aol.com