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    BATON ROUGE, LA – Many give up on their fitness goals not for a lack of effort, but for a lack of time. Listed among the reasons those giving up on their journey to getting in shape are the inability to visit the gym regularly, as well as the reluctance to upkeep costly memberships to fitness clubs, which have proven to be a significant financial investment with little results. 4ME Training was created to specifically address the needs of those looking to improve their wellbeing, without their fitness regimen interrupting their lifestyle.

    Offering “a virtual fitness studio that is dynamic, rewarding, and social”, 4ME Training makes training sessions “easier, more effective, and more enjoyable than ever before.” The platform’s unique workout system consists of a creation engine that generates a different workout for each user every time. This way, 4ME Training community members benefit from variety in their exercise regimens, which helps in keeping them motivated to continue working on enhancing their physique and boosting their stamina.

    Through utilizing High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), 4ME Training allows users to choose from a variety of workout styles that are “optimized for strength, cardio or general fitness”, according to what best suits their schedule and needs.

    4ME Training’s proprietary workout system is designed with user convenience in mind. For this reason, features such as “an interval timer, videos for each exercise, and audio cues” have been incorporated into it, so as to make working out with 4ME Training feel exciting and effortless.

    “My wife and I are passionate about helping others to be happy and healthy,” said Micah Morris, founder of 4ME Training, “so we developed an online community with a better way for people to access custom workouts anywhere and anytime they want.”

    The platform’s “integrated social experience” gives users the opportunity to “add friends, make new friends, challenge each other, and win achievements and trophies”, making fitness “engaging” and “fun”.

    Basic membership to 4ME Training is free of charge, while new users can enjoy a 30-day trial period of the paid, premium access membership. Registering on 4ME Training can be easily done via email or Facebook signup.

    To learn more about 4ME Training, please visit: www.4metraining.com

    Media Contact
    Company Name: 4ME Training, LLC
    Contact Person: Micah Morris
    Email: micah@4metraining.com
    Phone: (225) 603-6459
    Address:5422 Superior Drive, Suite D
    City: Baton Rouge
    State: LA 70816
    Country: United States
    Website: http://www.4metraining.com/


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    LOS ANGELES, CA – 19 Apr, 2017 – F3: Ferocious Femme Fatale” is an upcoming movie about a women exclusive martial arts tournament that promises to deliver high kicks, some laughs, and a diverse cast of badass women who perform their own fight scenes. No stunt doubles required. The story won “Best Martial Arts Script” at the 2016 “Urban Action Showcase International Action Film Festival” in New York City. Writer, actor, martial artist, Army veteran, California National Guardsmen, and CEO of Strife’s Way Productions, Ltd., Rashawn Strife, has joined Kickstarter to crowdfund $1 million dollars or more to produce his movie.

    “I hope everyone will support my Kickstarter, especially those who have complained Hollywood lacks diversity in their movies” said Strife. “I like telling stories where the characters are relatable to the audience, which is why this action movie stars a multiracial cast of women who are black, white, Asian, Hispanic, and other ethnicities. Some characters will speak in other languages, some are old, young, straight, and gay. In their own way, these characters are amazing!”

    Kickstarter uses an all-or-nothing crowdfunding approach to encourage backers to pledge. If this campaign does not reach its $1 million dollar goal by May 3rd at 11:59pm PST, all monies pledge shall be returned to the backer. Rewards offered for pledging are, but not limited to: PDF of “F3” shooting script, “F3: Kelly Vs. Sarah” martial arts short film, “F3: Ferocious Femme Fatale” feature-length movie when it’s completed, “F3” t-shirts, movie posters, tickets to the Los Angeles premiere and after-party, and a chance to be featured in the movie. There’s a stretch goal of $1.5 million dollars. If raised, Strife will produce another “F3” short film and release it on YouTube as a thank you to the backers.

    Once financing is secured, auditions will be held immediately in Los Angeles, CA to cast the leading and supporting characters. Rehearsals will begin in the summer. The shoot will begin in the fall. Strife will play as ‘Sage’, the blind grandmaster who owns the F3 tournament. Actress and “Queen of the Martial Arts”, Cynthia Rothrock, who was recently featured on the cover of “Black Belt Magazine”, will play a supporting role. Twin fashion designers, To-Tam and To-Nya Sachika will design dresses for the five leading characters, and play principal roles in the movie.    

    Please visit the F3 Kickstarter page at https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/rashawnstrife/f3-ferocious-femme-fatale to learn more, get updates, and pledge. Please, also share the link. It can also be Google search or found on Kickstarter.com by searching: “F3: Ferocious Femme Fatale”.

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Strife’s Way Productions, Ltd.
    Contact Person: Rashawn Strife
    Email: rashawn.strife@gmail.com
    Phone: 9142997747
    Country: United States
    Website: https://www.facebook.com/StrifesWayProductionsLtd/


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    Former NFL players Idrees Bashir, Roland “Champ” Bailey among athletes in venture designed to prep small and disadvantaged trucking companies to win corporate contracts

    COLLEGE PARK, GA – 19 Apr, 2017 – Today National Minority Trucking Association (NMTA) CEO, Kevin Reid announced the launch of a historic, new company called the Minority Transportation Consortium (MTC) that was created in partnership with several professional athletes from the NFL and NBA.  The newly formed company will help small and disadvantaged trucking-related companies across the country compete for freight and logistics contracts with major corporations.  

    MTC was established in collaboration with NMTA and several current and former professional athletes, including:

    • Former NFL defensive back, Idrees Bashir
    • Former NFL cornerback, Roland “Champ” Bailey
    • Former NFL linebacker, Boss Bailey
    • Former NFL tight end, Marcus Pollard
    • Former NBA player and US Olympian, Charles D. Smith, Jr.

    These athletes have pledged their time, support and resources to help form and manage the nation’s first trucking conglomerate, which will be headquartered in College Park, Georgia.

    Reid, who has over 25 years in the trucking industry, designed and brokered the historic deal. “One of MTC’s major goals is to develop, educate and train minority freight carriers and logistics companies so they can be highly successful and more efficient,” said Reid. “Having the support of these current and former professional athletes is monumental.”

    MTC is a third-party logistics company that will partner with minority, women, and veteran-owned companies seeking freight opportunities with corporations and private sector shippers and their associated supplier diversity programs. The organization will share a portion of its profits with all qualified carrier partners. MTC is expected to foster thousands of jobs to help address the national trucking industry job shortage.

    “The mission of MTC is groundbreaking,” said MTC President, Idrees Bashir.  “I’m vested in this consortium because we will be changing lives and having a direct impact on minority-owned carriers across the nation.”

    According to the American Trucking Association (ATA), there is a shortage of more than 20,000 qualified truckers in the trucking industry, which is a critical link in our nation’s supply chain. If the current growth trend continues, it is predicted that the industry will face an even greater deficit of truck drivers.

    There are an estimated 3.4 million truck drivers; African Americans and Hispanics make up 11.7% and 9.7%, respectively; and women make up only 5% of truck drivers, according to the ATA.

    NMTA is committed to not only help address the shortage of truck drivers but also enhance and grow minority-owned trucking and logistics companies nationwide.

    NMTA has two ambitious goals.  First, to triple its membership by 2018, and secondly to foster more than 500,000 new trucking and logistics jobs over the next decade through its national jobs initiatives.

    NMTA is the first and only organization in the US that represents the interests of minorities in the trucking industry.  The Association is committed to establishing, maintaining and growing successful careers and businesses in the trucking and logistics industry for all minorities. 

    NMTA works to ensure education and access to opportunity are made available to minority truck drivers and trucking companies by gathering valuable data, creating solutions-oriented forums, speaking with one voice to lawmakers, and maintaining key corporate partnerships.

    About the National Minority Trucking Association:

    National Minority Trucking Association is committed to assisting all minorities with establishing, maintaining, and growing successful careers and businesses in the trucking and logistics industry. As the first voice for minority truckers and carriers in the U.S., NMTA provides strong and effective representation in these fast changing times in the transportation industry. Our organization helps members progress towards their goals, by making the information and resources available while advising them on issues that affect their business and professional development.

    For more information visit www.minoritytruckers.com

    Media Contact
    Company Name: National Minority Trucking Association (NMTA)
    Contact Person: Avis Dennis
    Email: adennis@minoritytruckers.com
    Phone: 404-502-9109
    Country: United States
    Website: www.MinorityTruckers.com


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    TEMPE, AZ – 19 Apr, 2017 – Availe Inc., a national print and copy solutions provider, has announced a new partnership with Xerox to market and support light production print devices—including the incredibly successful C Series and D Series product lines.

    Greg Butler, President of Availe, had this to say about the partnership: “It’s not only the speed of this class of machine, but the quality and media flexibility that set it apart from traditional office class devices. The variety of media available for the C series makes it a unique machine.”  The Xerox Color C60/C70 is a color production printer that prints at 60/70 ppm in color and 65/75 ppm in black and white.

    The printer is capable of printing on all types of media surfaces, including no-tear paper, magnets, heavy card stock, and labels. With the integration of a Fiery driven controller, productivity is further boosted to new heights. The Xerox D Series is ready to take on large jobs at high volumes with ease. The multifunction machine comes in speeds of 95/110/125ppm.

    The Xerox D136 Copier/Printer has been engineered for superior monochrome print production performance. It boasts world-renowned Xerox dependability and ease-of-use, state-of-the-art finishing capabilities, and has the capability of adding industry-leading integrated workflow optimization solutions. The Xerox D136 is designed to grow businesses, freeing users to focus on what they do best: producing great work. Availe prides itself on helping clients produce faster and more affordably.

    “While not every company needs something as fast as 136 pages per minute,” Butler stated, “the D136 is perfect for centralized print production environments. We see this class of product in almost every large organization that has an internal print shop.”

    About the company:

    Availe Inc. is a national print and copy solutions provider, and has been providing printing solutions to large and small organizations since 1995.

    For further information, please contact press@availe.com

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Availe Inc.
    Contact Person: Greg Butler
    Email: press@availe.com
    Phone: (480) 967-7468
    Country: United States
    Website: http://availe.com


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    LENEXA, KANSAS – 19 Apr, 2017 – Nestled on 8,000 acres of pristine land in the mountains of western North Carolina, Biltmore welcomes more than a million visitors each year. Facing increased demand for additional on-site lodging, the new Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate was opened in late 2015.

    The task of designing the four-story, 130,000 square foot hotel to assure it fit comfortably within the Antler Hill Village and Winery area of the estate fell to PGAV Destinations. “Antler Hill Village was intended to look like a series of buildings that belonged together but maintain an individual identity through the use of different roofing materials and trim treatments,” says Emily Pelcak, director of practice and innovation for PGAV Destinations. “With the Village Hotel we wanted to continue that story. We specified DaVinci Roofscapes synthetic shake roofing to complement the general aesthetics of the area but also to create a distinctive personality for the hotel.”

    The sprawling 209-room hotel is tucked next to restaurants, shops and a winery that all have real or simulated shake roofing. Each of the structures has a natural, rustic feeling, inspired by the eclectic mix of cottages and farm homes original to the estate that opened in 1895 belonging to George Vanderbilt.

    “The look of the DaVinci shake roofing is convincing as a shake shingle, which is a traditional building material in western North Carolina,” says Pelcak. “Their ability to create unique blends so the hotel could have subtle color shifts across the building roof was a key reason the DaVinci shake roofing was specified.”

    To ensure a distinctive look to the roof, Pelcak and her team worked with DaVinci to gain samples of multiple color blends of Bellaforté Shake tiles. The final decision was to create and install three unique color blends with the predominant colors including a range of Tahoe colors (Light, Medium Light, Medium and Dark), plus Dark Chesapeake.

    “The color selection was an arduous process since we wanted a subtle variation across the roof to blend with the adjacent existing structures and complement the main exterior facade treatment,” says Pelcak. “We’re proud of this project and pleased that The Biltmore Company is happy with the look and performance of the DaVinci product. Based on their feedback, we may specify these tiles again on future projects throughout the estate.”

    Village Hotel Gets a Roof

    With the design work complete, the installation task for the massive roof system fell to Benton Roofing. From start to finish, the project took nine months to complete, with 45 days dedicated to installation of the synthetic Bellaforté Shake roof.

    “The multiple roof lines on the project give the hotel an appealing look,” says Caleb Benton, president and owner of Benton Roofing. “The project went smoothly and the roofing material was easy to install.

    “These roofing tiles are the perfect fit for this hotel since they’re impact- and fire-resistant, plus they’re basically maintenance-free. This was our first time installing DaVinci products and we were impressed.”

    Although the Asheville area is not known for large amounts of snowfalls, the hotel designers took extra caution to specify snow guards be installed on the roof in key public areas. Manufactured by Rocky Mountain Snow Guards, the snow guards on the Village Hotel help prevent any collected snow from sliding off the roof in large pieces onto walkways.

    Now open for more than a year, the Village Hotel provides easy access for visitors to the estate’s gardens, 10 shops, 15 dining venues, winery, equestrian center and outdoor activities. The main feature of the estate, Biltmore House, has 250 rooms with tours available daily. America’s largest home and its surrounding grounds feature breathtaking scenery during all seasons.

    For more information on the Village Hotel and Biltmore Estate, visit: www.biltmore.com

    The experienced team members at DaVinci Roofscapes develop and manufacture industry-leading polymer slate and shake roofing systems with an authentic look and superior performance. DaVinci leads the industry in the greatest selection of colors, tile thickness and tile width variety. The company’s reliable products have a limited lifetime warranty and are 100 percent recyclable. All DaVinci high-performing roofing products are proudly made in America where the company is a member of the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of Roofing Contractors, the Cool Roof Rating Council and the U.S. Green Building Council.

    For information call 1-800-328-4624 or visit: www.davinciroofscapes.com

    Photos courtesy of Biltmore

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Ziprik Consulting
    Contact Person: Kathy Ziprik
    Email: ZiprikPR@gmail.com
    Phone: 828-890-8065
    Country: United States
    Website: www.davinciroofscapes.com


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    AUSTIN, TX – 19 Apr, 2017 – Northwest ISD, in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, is once again entrusting Hellas Construction with their high school sports facilities. Hellas built a new sports complex for the district’s Eaton Eagles that included a football stadium and track, 2 practice fields, baseball and softball fields, and tennis courts, along with all the amenities two years ago.

    This year the Byron Nelson High School Blazers and the Northwest High School Texans facilities and their district stadium are getting the same upgrades by Hellas Construction. Byron Nelson JV Stadium and the NISD Stadium will get Hellas’ exclusive Matrix® turf with Helix technology and Cushdrain® pad. The Byron Nelson JV Stadium will also be getting a new S300 epiQ track® track system as well. Each of the high schools will have one indoor football/soccer practice field and two outdoor practice football/soccer fields, all with the Matrix Helix turf and Cushdrain pad. The baseball field, softball field, and batting cages at both schools will also all have the Matrix Helix turf.

    “We have enjoyed working with the Northwest ISD district in the past,” said Hellas VP of Business Development, Randy Bullock. “NISD Stadium is a very popular playoff venue. We are excited to install our Matrix turf with new Helix technology in the facility,” he said. “It’s great to see Northwest ISD come back to Hellas for its other two high school facilities. They know Hellas understands how important timeliness and reliability is for any school district. We have earned their trust and built a good relationship through those past projects,” Bullock said.

    The projects were spearheaded and designed by Richard McDonald Sports Design Group out of McKinney, TX, who has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, HEB ISD, Mansfield ISD, and other districts across Texas.

    Construction is underway at the football fields and should be completed by the start of the football season. The baseball and softball fields should be finished by Christmas this year.

    About Hellas Construction, Inc.

    Hellas Construction, Inc. headquartered in Austin, TX, is one of the largest sports construction contractors in the United States. While specializing in the general construction of sports facilities and synthetic surfaces, Hellas also champions innovative artificial turf manufacturing, base construction, field, track and tennis planning, installation and maintenance. Hellas Construction is the trusted turf provider of the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium and Ford Center, The Star at Frisco TX.

    To learn more about Hellas Construction, visit: hellasconstruction.com

    About Richard McDonald Sports Design Group

    Richard McDonald Sports Design Group is an athletic field design firm that was formed in 2006 in McKinney, Texas by Richard McDonald RLA. The firms specialize in the design and construction installation management of outdoor athletic sports facilities. These include athletic fields, running tracks with field events, tennis courts and other facility amenities. Principal Landscape Architect, in his 15 year career has developed extensive design and project management in the field experience while working on hundreds of outdoor athletic facilities. A graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Design, Mr. McDonald has experience in professional, collegiate, K – 12 and municipal sport facilities. This experience ranges from football, soccer, baseball, track, tennis, rugby and lacrosse.

    Visit sportsdesigngroup.net

    About Northwest ISD

    Northwest ISD is one of the fastest growing school districts in North Texas. Northwest ISD’s vision is to be the best and most sought-after school district where every student is future ready: ready for college, ready for the global workplace, and ready for personal success. The district operates 17 elementary schools, five middle schools, three comprehensive high schools, and one accelerated high school. NISD is committed to providing future ready opportunities for all students with a commitment to post-academic success.

    For more information, visit nisdtx.org

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Hellas Construction
    Contact Person: Katrina Suits
    Email: ksuits@hellasconstruction.com
    Phone: 512-250-2910
    Country: United States
    Website: www.hellasconstruction.com


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    Dell EMC OEM Video and Surveillance Products Now Available in Seneca-bundled Solutions

    CENTENNIAL, CO -19 Apr, 2017 – Arrow Electronics has expanded its security and video surveillance product offerings. In addition to its Seneca-branded products, the company is now offering Dell EMC OEM security and video surveillance products. Customers will have access to an expanded line of products, while still receiving the simple, out-of-the-box experience; pre- and post-order sales support; rapid response time; and optimized performance for which Seneca is known.

    “This collaboration with Dell EMC will help us continue to expand our dedicated, high-end security offerings, and enhance the overall support and services that Seneca’s global security customers have come to expect,” said Kristin Russell, president of Arrow’s Intelligent Systems business. “We’re continuing to invest in performance optimization, custom configurations, technology awareness and integration with ecosystem partners. This gives us the ability to provide our integrators and end-customers with an exceptional experience suited to their specific security needs.”

    “The security and video surveillance market is expanding rapidly, and providers are looking for reliable technology suppliers to help meet the demands of their growing customer base,” said Ron Pugh, vice president and general manager for the Americas, Dell EMC OEM Solutions. “Dell EMC’s scalable, modular architecture and global support services, combined with Seneca’s engineering and domain expertise, gives customers the ability to create, deploy and support best-in-class security solutions.”

    For more information about the Seneca product line, including these new Dell EMC offerings, please visit http://products.senecadata.com/markets/security.aspx

    Seneca is an Arrow Electronics’ brand of products specifically designed and manufactured for the needs of the security, visual media and enterprise solutions market spaces.

    About Arrow Electronics

    Arrow Electronics is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries.

    Learn more at fiveyearsout.com

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Arrow Electronics, Inc.
    Contact Person: Meghan Macdonald
    Email: mmacdonald@arrow.com
    Phone: (303) 824-4589
    Country: United States
    Website: www.arrow.com


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    Los Angeles, CA – United Airlines has scared potential passengers and created a multi-layered lesson on what not to do in a crisis situation so it doesn’t become a PR crisis. Keep this information handy. Every company has a crisis from time to time; here’s what you need to know and share with your executive team.  A single PR crisis can put your company out of business, or, at the very least, get you and your team replaced.

    1. TRY TO RESOLVE IT WITH SOMETHING THAT COMES EASILY TO YOU, BUT YOUR CUSTOMER VALUES.

    Whatever business you are in, you get your goods or services wholesale (free flights, even on a standby basis). Try to resolve the problem by offering something that has a high perceived value but is not so dear to you that it creates a large loss. The customer is ‘not’ always right, but the customer can write something about you on Yelp and, as it hurts you more to respond, they will ‘seem’ right to the public, who will only read one side of it all.

    2. AVOID CALLING THE POLICE (of any kind) FOR A NON-CRIMINAL INCIDENT.

    Once you try to make the police force your own, and they step in with people who are trained to control others, you will have alienated your client past the point of no return. Worse yet, if the person flails and touches a police officer, he or she now gets a criminal record thanks to you and believe me, you will pay dearly for that.  As stupid goes, this is the most stupid move a company can use against a client when the company is not at threat. A disagreement is never resolved when one party is fully armed and the other is under threat.

    3. SHOW THEM WHO THE MANAGEMENT REALLY IS, AND DEMONSTRATE COMPASSION FOR THE SITUATION.

    If your story makes it to social media, the first response from the CEO should be an instant public apology. The public needs to think of him or her as a nice, warm, empathetic individual who just had the bad luck of hiring someone who had no common sense. Mistakes happen. The public forgives you. If, on the other hand the CEO makes a bad impression or supports his or her staff, regardless of their stupidity, then people will fear the company and avoid it all costs. Do you understand?

    4. DO NOT ANGER A CUSTOMER AND THEN ACCUSE HIM OR HER WITH BEING BELLIGERENT.

    This is a common tactic used by the police to arrest persons. Lawyers use it at trial all the time. You say something inflammatory, the person reacts, and you try to show the jury how unreasonable they are. This is dangerous behavior. Unless you have the powers of arrest, you shouldn’t do something to further anger your customer. If you have an angry customer, you should do everything you can to get them to a reasonable states. The easiest way to do so: Offer something up front, then dine or have drinks with him or her in a casual manner and work out the rest. Using this system you may create the most loyal customer (who refers you business) when you are finished. People understand errors occur: it’s how you handle them.

    5. IF YOU CAN’T SAY ANYTHING EMPATHETIC KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT.

    A client/customer may upset you.  They are in a heated state due to what happened. Don’t get offended. Many of them don’t even mean what they say in the heat of the moment. If you don’t internalize the person’s comments, start looking at the situation from their point of view. The easiest way to do it is not to think of them, but to think of one of your parents, your spouse, or your best friend having gone through this and how would you respond? Now do this with your client.

    6. BE CAREFUL WITH YOUR WORDS AND POSITIONING OF YOUR FIRM.

    It’s easy to say and do what you want when you have a golden parachute. However, a corporation’s reputation is largely based on the philosophies of the CEO when it comes to customer service. Remember the corporation took care of you and your family when you were looking for a career or opportunity. Now, it needs ‘you’. Do everything with all the integrity the company deserves, even if you have to bite your lip in doing so.

    7. MAKE CONTACT WITH THE AGGRIEVED PARTY ASAP.

    Call the person, arrange a personal contact and work things out. Do not let it get to the media or to a lawyer’s office. Let the person hear from you and know that you care. The difference it will make is phenomenal. It does not matter that you are on vacation when it takes place or may be sleeping. You are better off losing a night’s sleep than months of sleep in the future while your and you company’s reputation are in the balance. Don’t only contact the party, make this up to them. For example, in the United Airlines’ case, I would have put Dr Dao on a private jet asap, with a limousine waiting at the other end. The scenario would have turned out very differently.

    8. WORK IT OUT BEFORE IT BECOMES A LAWSUIT.

    If a situation is so out of control that a lawyer has been hired or litigation is threatened, resolve it immediately. Negotiate and work out a settlement or understanding of some sort. Keep it confidential if you have to, or be generous and go public with it. This is especially the case if you are in the wrong. In today’s world of Yelp and social media, one event can put a small company out of business. The worst thing that can happen in this case is what happened with United Airlines: the lawyer was having free national airtime to say what he wanted.

    If a lawyer has been hired, you did not follow the rules above very well. Once the legal game is in play, in will only serve to infuriate the customer more and the legal game is all about sides. At this point, hope the party has a reasonable lawyer as you can no longer directly communicate with the party. Litigation is one of the worst diseases a company can catch, avoid it at all costs unless you’re the plaintiff.

    We hope your next crisis is averted rapidly and wish you the best!

    Steven Riznyk is the CEO and senior litigator of San Diego Biz Law, a crisis negotiator, and business strategist who is hired to analyze and resolve complex and crisis issues worldwide. He can be reached at 619-793-4827.

    Media Contact
    Company Name: San Diego Biz Law
    Contact Person: Amanda Berkshire
    Email: ab@worldwide-press.com
    Phone: 619-793-4827
    City: Los Angeles
    State: California
    Country: United States
    Website: www.sandiegobizlaw.com


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    West Islip, NY – PC gaming is the system of choice for many gamers but the price tag for a high-quality computer can be daunting. The option to build a computer is becoming a more and more feasible reality for those interested. Gaming PC parts are readily more available to the public at cheaper prices. Smart PC Gaming is taking note of the rising interest that people have in custom gaming PCs by providing reviews and options for those wanting the freedom to build their own PC on a budget.

    Smart PC Gaming is a website that provides reviews on all areas of gaming, with a special focus on gaming PCs. They review computers from brand names, like Alienware, compare which videogames are better for console vs PC, and update their readers on the current tech of the time, such as virtual reality. It also features a blog on the website with more personal opinions on gaming. Under the tab PC Builds, readers can find a useful overview of building a budget PC with links to parts that people may be interested in based on their needs.

    There are many benefits of having a custom PC instead of a gaming PC that is already assembled.  People who build their own PC never have the worry of their computer becoming obsolete and they can continuously upgrade it until it suits their needs. Since the parts are purchased separately, the warranty is on the specific part instead of the whole PC so the warranties usually last longer so people can save money in the long run if they build their own computer. Building a computer is also personal: it allows the person to choose the color scheme they like as well as focusing on features that are important to them.

    Bringing attention to the rise of custom PCs used for gaming allows more views to their website as well as providing options for those looking to build a PC on a budget. Gaming PCs seem daunting and expensive when browsing for them but creating a custom gaming PC allows buyers to build the computer that they want without compromising any features or stretching their budget. Smart PC Gaming reveals the benefits of building a computer through personal experience while giving reviews and tips to help the growing population interested customize their gaming PC.

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Smart PC Gaming
    Contact Person: Aldo Triay
    Email: admin@smartpcgaming.com
    Phone: 5168779034
    City: West Islip
    State: NY 11795
    Country: United States
    Website: www.smartpcgaming.com


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    Queen Painting Art Gallery presents its exclusive collection of delightful hand paintings on their web portal. The company offers these for sale to customers across the globe.

    Paintings and canvases have had their charm since ages. They are often used as a perfect addition to a house or office to enhance the ambience and offer a sober looking environment. Artists have been creating some marvelous paintings over the years and the amount of effort that goes beyond these paintings are usually priceless. In an attempt to feature an exclusive collection of paintings from some well-known painters, Queen Painting Art Gallery presents an amazing collection of hand-painted oil paintings. These hand-made paintings are featured in various exclusive categories like subjects, art styles, etc. People may also browse the collection as per their favorite artists.

    Queen Painting Art Gallery presents its amazing collection of hand-painted oil paintings

    These paintings are 100% hand-painted and are available in great quality recreated from the professionals themselves. The site also features a number of original paintings that are on offer as well. The fact that the company directly sells to the customers and is not a reseller makes sure that the quality standards are personally maintained. Moreover, the store offers some exciting discounts and affordable pricing on many of its products. Offers like buy one and get one free is just perfect for people looking to purchase two or more paintings. The company ships all its orders for free using the services of some reliable shipping service providers like UPS, DHL, FedEx, etc. Moreover, the company accepts payments through PayPal, Western Union and Credit Cards.

    There are a number of reasons for purchasing oil painting reproductions from Queen Painting Art Gallery. They include the enormous number of options virtually for each and every taste. Other than that, the company uses premium grade canvas and professional oils to ensure these paintings are lively and long lasting. Each of these paintings is well-priced and made sure to be affordable when compared to the other sellers offering similar paintings.

    Moreover, for browsing any of the popular oil paintings at the online store, a customer can easily check out the popular paintings as it is pretty simple and user-friendly. In the case of any queries related to orders or paintings, customers can get in touch with the representatives from the company by using any of the contact options featured on their website. They can rest assured about the payment protection and shipping of these products in the safest conditions.

    About Queen Painting Art Gallery

    Queen Painting Art Gallery is an online portal selling a number of hand-paintings and canvases. The portal features some exclusive collection of both original and recreated paintings for customers throughout the world. Additionally, the company offers regular offers and ships these products for free. For more details or to place an order, customers can visit their website.

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Queen Painting Art Gallery
    Contact Person: Tony Yang
    Email: service@queenpainting.com
    Phone: +86 17859975887
    Country: China
    Website: https://www.queenpainting.com


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    The 21st century has brought a revolution to the world of education both over distances and in the classroom. The days of the traditional learning models of the world are numbered as we enter a digital, global educational arena. We can already see the effects of these new technologies on education today and here are five of the main ways technology is improving education.

    1. More People have Access than Ever

    The rise of the Open Education movement and the ideals of Open Access to learning content has been expressed best in the form of the MOOC. That’s short for Massive Open Online Course. These courses are usually free, available globally and created by some of the most elite learning institutions in the world.

    While most MOOCs don’t give you a qualification when you finish them, they do give access to learning opportunities most people would not have had before. One study claims that two-thirds of people in the world have taken at least one MOOC.

    The MOOC has inspired the nanodegree, which basically combines high-quality MOOCs into an accredited program that will actually give you certification.

    2. Student Support is Better Than Ever

    While Google and Amazon use big data analytics methods to sell more products and advertise with better targeting, the education world has adapted the technology to better ensure student success. Thanks to machine learning and advanced statistical methods, learning systems can predict which students are most likely to fail and give us time to intervene.

    It’s not a perfect system and probably never will be, but the level of insight into student performance that’s now possible is already fundamentally changing how we teach and learn.

    3. You Can Learn From Anywhere

    As long as you have an internet connection and a desire to learn, you can. With worldwide access to the internet improving every day, people from the far-flung corners of the world can learn no matter where they are.

    For example, a company called Preply have come up with an ingenious way for people to learn English when they don’t have access to a native speaker. For a small fee, you can get Skype English classes on preply.com

    4. Disabled Students Can Learn More Easily

    If you’re a blind or deaf student getting access to technology that makes it easier for you to learn has never been easy in the past. Now even the most basic smartphone comes with voice controls, screen readers and access to thousands of accessibility applications. The age of specialized and very expensive accessibility tech is nearly over, it would seem.

    5. Classrooms Can Flip the Script

    The traditional model of education has all the teaching happen face-to-face in the classroom. All students receive the same lesson, at the same time, from the teacher. The teacher gives the same lesson over and over, year after year.

    Students go home and then try to apply what they’ve learned by doing homework. Usually, they do this alone, without any help.

    Thanks to digital multimedia, internet access, and cheap computers it’s now possible to have a flipped classroom.

    In a flipped classroom, what was homework is now classwork and vice versa. Students go through the lectures and other learning material at home on their own time. When they get back to class they now do the practical part of their learning.

    Since the teacher is right there, they can get the help they need immediately and since the teacher doesn’t need to lecture, he or she can give more personal attention to students. It’s a win-win situation for everyone.

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Preply
    Contact Person: Preply Communications
    Email: team@preply.com
    Phone: +14107935526
    City: New York
    State: NY
    Country: United States
    Website: www.preply.com


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    Objective has developed a new streamlined web-database system to modernise the membership, invoicing and complaints process at Confederation of Roofing Contractors (CORC).

    CORCs previous Access database had served the team well since the company established in 1985, but with the system quickly approaching 700 members, a number of issues began to arise.

    These issues included having to manually create letters and invoices, inability to pre-populate like fields and being unable to upload documents.

    Objective have since created a new and updated system to allow the company to record membership statuses: pending/current/ceased and the ability to efficiently add new members. The new and improved system also makes it easier to process renewed memberships without rekeying information in.

    Membership renewals and invoicing are now an integral element of the database. Payments by instalment can be tracked and renewal dates are automatically updated once payment has been received.

    A new document uploading facility to securely store documents and invoices was also created as part of the project, which is accessible to the whole team as a single member view.

    Karen Harding, Project Manager at Objective, said: CORC now has a future-proof web-database that has integrated the way membership renewals and payments are processed.  

    *With a single member view, the team can easily track and communicate with new and renewed members.

    Boilerplate:

    Objective IT is a leading software development company based in Chelmsford, Essex and serving clients throughout the UK. Specialising in building forward-thinking bespoke software, cross-platform mobile and tablet apps, Objective has remained a respected Microsoft Partner since 1992.

    The company also offers data analytics services.

    For further information on how Objectives data scientists can benefit your business please contact the team today. 

    Press Details:

    Contact: Karen Harding, Marketing Manager

    Website: www.objectiveit.com

    Telephone: 01245 330360

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Release News
    Contact Person: Andrew Braithwaite
    Email: andrew@release-news.com
    Phone: +44 (0) 161 818 6487
    Country: United States
    Website: http://www.objectiveit.com


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    Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that Athalie Taylor has been awarded a month-long solo art exhibition on their website.

    Athalie Taylor and her digital abstract creations will be featured on the gallery’s front page and in the “Solo Art Series” section of their website.

    Athalie Taylor will also be promoted in 1000+ press releases and throughout the gallery’s social media networks. In addition, her art will be displayed on the art gallery’s Artsy.net page, highlighted on their YouTube channel and with an event postcard.

    At the conclusion of the solo art exhibition her artworks will continue to be available for viewing in the gallery’s archive.

    The “Solo Art Series” consists of four month-long solo art exhibitions for established artists, who have a body of work to present to the public.

    To be considered for these shows, artists were asked to submit 3 components:

    1. Their art.
    2. Their artist biography.
    3. Their artist statement.

    The four winning artists were selected based on the merits of all three components of their presentations: http://www.lightspacetime.com/solo-exhibitions

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Light Space Time, Inc.
    Contact Person: John R Math
    Email: info@lightspacetime.art
    Phone: 888-490-3530
    City: Jupiter
    State: FL
    Country: United States
    Website: http://www.lightspacetime.art


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    Linda Tucker, PsyD, LCSW, announces her new breakthrough book written to assist anyone looking for a mental health professional to find the right psychotherapist.
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    The book, entitled, “At A Crossroads: Finding the Right Psychotherapist (Even If You Already have One),” is written to aid people looking for help reducing the frustration in finding a mental health professional.

    “I decided to write this book because I know from personal experience that finding the best psychotherapist is challenging,” says Tucker.  “I believe that when you are brave enough to acknowledge the need for help—most likely at a time when you are at your wits’ end—there should be a place to go for a helping hand.  I wrote At A Crossroads to be this kind of place.”

    Selecting the right psychotherapist or psychoanalyst can be quite difficult for those looking.  Finding any other kind of  professional may be as simple as a Google search, however, determining the criteria for a psychotherapist who is really the right fit is not that easy.  And, it is vital to anyone seeking help.

    Before becoming a mental health professional herself, Tucker struggled to find the right help.  Today, she draws from over 35 years of experience as a psychotherapist, couples therapist, psychoanalyst and “coaches coach” to guide readers in her book. 

    Dr. Tucker currently practices in the San Francisco Bay Area, and hosts an award-winning iTunes podcast titled Challenge Your Thinking, where she interviews individuals who have challenged themselves, faced their fears, and accomplished great things. 

    At A Crossroads” furthers Tucker’s mission to help people overcome the challenges that hold them back in life. “We all deserve the support needed to help each one of us pursue the path to good mental health, life satisfaction, and, in the words of Joseph Campbell, “finding our bliss,” says Tucker.

    “At A Crossroads: Finding the Right Psychotherapist (Even If You Already Have One)” is scheduled for release in May in paperback and Kindle.  This release coincides with Mental Health Month, observed nationally during the month of May. The first chapter is currently available for preview on her website.

    For more information about Dr. Linda Tucker, At A Crossroads: Finding the Right Psychotherapist (Even If You Already Have One), or the Challenge Your Thinking podcast, please visit: www.drlindatucker.com

    Media Contact
    Contact Person: Linda Tucker
    Email: drtucker@drlindatucker.com
    Phone: 415-595-7277
    Country: United States
    Website: www.drlindatucker.com


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    Raleigh, NC Top Cybersecurity Expert and IT Authority, Craig Petronella, was the featured guest on Main Street Mavericks Radio with host, Joel Helfer, talking about the importance of employee computer security awareness training.
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    On a recent episode of Main Street Mavericks Radio with Joel Helfer, Craig Petronella, Raleigh, NC, top cybersecurity expert and IT authority, discussed the importance of employee computer security awareness training.

    When host Joel Helfer asked about the definition of computer security awareness training, Petronella answered, “Computer security awareness training is a process for educating employees about computer security.  A good training program should educate the employees about corporate policies and procedures for working with IT in an ongoing training process.”

    During the interview, Petronella shared the process that employees should use to protect themselves from email hacks, explaining, “There are a series of tests, or trust factors, that each employee should complete when receiving an email to ensure it is safe to open. First, check to see if you recognize the person and email address that has been sent to you. Second, if there is an attachment, determine whether you were expecting an email with an attachment from that person. Third, look at the type of attachment to see if it is formatted with a recognized program (Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word, etc.). Fourth, look at the links in an email and ensure that they are going where you expect them to go by hovering your mouse pointer over the link to see the destination and make sure it matches. Fifth is to look at the language used in the email and determine if it matches the sender’s normal language pattern. If you fail to follow these trust factors and your system is breached, it may be months before you discover the breach and the ramifications of a breach.”

    Petronella added that another level of protection against malicious software or malware is to use next generation antivirus technology that protects against 99% of the threats. However, these solutions are typically only available to corporations with 5,000 employees or greater. Petronella noted, “We have developed a partnership to deliver this type of protection to much smaller businesses to avail them of the same protection afforded to large corporations.  When combining this software with security awareness training and good data backup, the lower the risk your business has for a breach.”

    Craig Petronella, Raleigh, North Carolina’s top cybersecurity expert and IT authority, has authored multiple books, including How HIPAA Can Crush Your Medical Practice and Peace of Mind Computer Support. He has spent thirty years advising clients and protecting computer information. Petronella is frequently quoted in the local Raleigh news and appears on local TV news for his expertise in protecting local businesses and medical practice owners from hackers halfway around the world in places such as Ukraine, Russia, and China.

    For more info about Craig Petronella, visit his website, https://www.petronellacomputer.com/ or call him at 1-877-468-2721 and request his “9 Ways to Prevent a Ransomware Attack” infographic or his Antivirus Audit special.

    To listen to the full interview on Main Street Mavericks Radio, visit http://businessinnovatorsradio.com/craig-petronella-raleigh-nc-top-cybersecurity-expert-and-it-authority-on-the-importance-of-employee-computer-security-awareness-training/

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Petronella Technology Group, Inc.
    Contact Person: Craig Petronella
    Email: craig@petronellacomputer.com
    Phone: 877-468-2721
    Country: United States
    Website: https://www.petronellacomputer.com/


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    Publishing Partners Mark Imperial and Stewart Andrew Alexander seek only 5 Personal Injury Attorneys to be included in their latest book project slated for a Summer 2017 release titled “Personal Injury Insights” that will benefit Junior Achievement.
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    Mark Imperial, founder of Remarkable Radio and Press and Publishing Partner Stewart Andrew Alexander confirmed they have officially launched a Nationwide search to find 5 remaining Personal Injury Attorneys to spotlight in the new book titled, “Personal Injury Insights: Conversations With Leading Counsel”.

    Explaining the search process, Imperial said, “This is an important book for us, so we’ll be hand-picking the Personal Injury Attorneys we feel are true advocates for the success of accident victims — whether their accident occurred at work, by automobile, or otherwise — while at the same time committing to spread the word about a great organization like Junior Achievement.”

    Remarkable Radio and Press has pledged 100% of the royalties from the retail sales of the book to be donated to Junior Achievement, a non-profit teaching Entrepreneurship and Leadership to today’s youth.

    Scheduled for a late Summer release, “Personal Injury Insights: Conversations With Leading Counsel” will spotlight each Professional selected from this search in their own individual chapter, sharing their insights and real world experience on winning Personal Injury cases and settlements.

    Imperial said, “This book isn’t just about Personal Injury law. The Personal Injury Attorneys we select are passionate about helping people. They will answer the most common questions and bust the myths and misconceptions so many people have about Personal Injury cases.

    ‘Personal Injury Insights: Conversations With Leading Counsel’ will cover rights, settlements, litigation, injury at work, injury caused by auto accidents, and injury caused by other means, to name a few. These will be insights from those in the trenches, helping folks become whole every day. Preferably, the Attorneys we will feature will be previously unpublished, therefore making our title that much more unique. We will, however, entertain previously published authors on a case-by-case basis.”

    Imperial went on to describe the book as, “… a powerful resource for accident victims – to help them recover the compensation they deserve, without the stress caused by lack of information, or worse — misinformation.”

    Remarkable Radio and Press is expected to make an announcement revealing the final selections by mid-May 2017.

    However, Imperial asserted, “One of the reasons Stewart and I launched this search is because we didn’t want to go the route of filling this book with the stereotypical ‘Experts.’ This search would be unnecessary if that was the case. We want to spotlight professionals with stellar reputations who consistently do remarkable work for their clients. Our team will find those candidates through online research, reviews, and inbound applications generated through our media coverage.”

    “We always receive lots of media attention with all of our books, and anticipate a lot of exposure around this project as well, for both Junior Achievement and the professionals we select to feature in the book. Therefore, we really want to showcase those Personal Injury Trial Litigators and Trial Counsel who are actually in the trenches, working hard every day and willing to share that experience to benefit a great cause and help the success of accident victims everywhere. That’s what will make this a win-win-win project.”

    Find out more about this project by emailing Mark Imperial’s office at: info@remarkableradioshow.com

    To learn more about Junior Achievement, visit: www.juniorachievement.org

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Imperial Action
    Contact Person: Kathleen Zinser
    Email: media@imperialaction.com
    Phone: 888-523-1987
    Country: United States
    Website: http://www.imperialaction.com


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    Tamaqua, PA – Joshua Trunk is excited to announce the launch of his Kickstarter campaign on April 24th, 2017 for Build Your Beard, a new line of do-it-yourself beard oil kits and an online tool that allows men to select ingredients based on their beard type and create beard oils in the scents they love.

    “Build Your Beard currently offers 3 unique options for tailor-made beard oils. Members can purchase a do-it-yourself kit preassembled with all the ingredients we choose, or they can select each ingredient in their DIY kits and private label oils,” Trunk explained, “We are building an easy to use platform for entrepreneurs, gift givers, and beard enthusiasts everywhere who want to fully customize the oils and products that feed their beards.”

    Build Your Beard is perfect for men who want access to affordable beard oils with more variety than the ones that are currently being offered on the market. This solution is also more convenient than buying all the ingredients you need to make beard oils and figuring out how to do it yourself. With Build Your Beard, you get everything you need in one kit. Backers even have the option to choose their own ingredients with their custom DIY Beard Oil Kit. 

    The team has put a lot of work into this project and now they are ready to share Build Your Beard with the Kickstarter community. For this campaign, the Build Your Beard team is also offering two unique DIY Beard Oil Kits: The Office Rebel and Gears of Earth. Each set comes with four different carrier oils, six essential oils, a 1oz measuring cup, a funnel, and two amber bottles for carrying the final product.

    The Office Rebel set features Argan, Jojoba, Sweet Almond, and Olive as carrier oils and Vanilla, Cinnamon, Tea Tree, Sweet Orange, Clary Sage, and Spearmint as essential oils. Gears of Earth features Argan, Caster, Hemp Seed, and Grapeseed as carrier oils and Cedarwood, Lavender, Patchouli, Citronella, Cypress, and Pine as essential oils.

    “Beards are unique, but the beard oils on the market are manufactured for mass consumption,” said the creator, “Build Your Beard personalizes this growing industry by allowing individuals to hand-select the ingredients that are best for their hair type and genetics.”

    In exchange for pledging to the project, backers can gain access to a variety of rewards including one 1oz tailor made Beard Oil for $20, one of two full preset DIY Beard Oil Kits for $40, and more. Backers can also pledge $50 for a custom DIY Beard Oil Kit. Each DIY Beard Oil Kit contains enough ingredients to make two unique 1oz Beard Oils.

    For more information, please visit the Kickstarter page here or contact the creator below. 

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Build Your Beard
    Contact Person: Joshua Trunk
    Email: admin@buildyourbeard.com
    Country: United States
    Website: https://www.buildyourbeard.com


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    20 Apr, 2017 – At the press meet held in the popular five star hotel in the city, the spokesperson of Tuscany Untouched Tours announced that they have now launched their new website to help people who wish to experience an amazing vacation in Tuscany by choosing from their wide range of tour packages. Visiting their brand new site would help the travel buffs choose some interesting vacation packages to visit the unexplored paths in Tuscany.

    To check out their new website, just click on the link at http://tuscanyuntouchedtours.com

    The newly launched website of Tuscany Untouched Tours looks very appealing, as it flaunts a sleek look with a white and green theme. The website has high quality HD images of all the beautiful places in Tuscany that are untouched along with interesting contents written about every tour packages. The site has separate sections for the tour packages, accommodations, special offers, gallery, enquiry and a blog dedicated to the travellers. This site would inform the visitors that they are a unique travel agency focusing on providing the travel lovers the opportunity to the Tuscan area for exploring the breathtaking venues of this part of the world.

    You can also read more about Tuscany Untouched Tours at their website.

    The site of Tuscany Untouched Tours would also inform you that they also make sure that the people interested in taking tours to Tuscany enjoy the travel like a local through the guidance offered by the expert guides who were born and raised in Tuscan. They provide experiences and tours that are specifically designed to help them travel through the untrodden paths as well as well travelled areas, which most travellers have not got the chance to see during their Tuscan trip. Their expert guides make sure that they take the travellers to the best places of Tuscany to help them meet and interact with the locals and experience their way of living while exploring areas with picturesque beauty.

    To book a tour to Tuscany, just visit their website.

    Based on the website of Tuscany Untouched Tours, you can choose a week-long tour, fascinating wine tour or a custom made trip to Tuscany in the genuine Fiat 500 vehicle. There is a special section for Short Tours that has details about the 3 days horse riding tour for exploring the stunning Maremma, 3 day wine tour to learn everything and taste Tuscan wines or the one day tour to the landscapes that inspired the art of Leonardo. They also help you create your own tours to Tuscan to have exceptional tour experience.

    To know more details about their tour packages, click here.

    About Tuscany Untouched Tours:

    The Tuscany Untouched Tours has launched their website recently with an aesthetically pleasing design and user friendly features. They strive to achieve their mission of surpassing the expectations of their customers by offering tour packages for exploring untrodden areas in Tuscan. Their tour packages can help people have a memorable and fun filled travel experience. 

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Tuscany Untouched Tours
    Contact Person: Matteo
    Email: info@tuscanyuntouchedtours.com
    Phone: +61 404 572 020
    City: Maroubra
    State: New South Wales
    Country: Australia
    Website: http://tuscanyuntouchedtours.com


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    People think of Social Security as something they “just get” when they reach a certain age, but there are many ways to structure the plan. Understanding how it works, as a part of a holistic approach, can make all the difference to a successful retirement.

    KEARNEY, NE – 20 Apr, 2017 – The future of public programs, like those provided by the Affordable Care Act and Social Security, is anything but certain. For many baby boomers who are retiring now, however, Social Security will likely make up a good portion of their income. That means understanding how Social Security works is of paramount importance.

    Although people tend to think of Social Security as something they “just get” when they reach a certain age, Jeff Gove and his partners, Scott Nachtigal and Tim Kulhanek, founders of Stonebridge Insurance and Wealth Management, note that this isn’t the case.

    “There are actually hundreds of different ways a person can draw Social Security, but most people don’t know that,” Gove says. An article in USA Today (“How Much Will I Get from Social Security If I Make $50,000?”, Dec. 1, 2016) reports that a worker making $50,000 who has paid into the system for 35 years can expect to draw about $1,800 per month in Social Security after retirement. But this amount can decrease by up to 25 percent or increase depending on how the plan is structured.

    “It’s important to make choices from the beginning that can provide the optimal benefits,” Gove adds, “because there are penalties for changing the plan, and there’s a very small window when changes are allowed.”

    One reason many soon-to-be retirees don’t know about their Social Security options has to do with where they’re getting their information. Nachtigal remarks, “By law, the people who work at the Social Security Administration can’t offer advice; they can only answer questions and present options. And most people don’t know what questions to ask.” Not asking the right questions can mean the difference between getting all one is entitled to and getting much less. Although more and more people approaching retirement are turning to financial professionals for assistance with what can be a dizzying array of options including health care and life insurance considerations, not all financial professionals or retirement plans are created equally.

    Gove, Nachtigal and Kulhanek, who have written articles for Fortune Magazine and have written for and appeared live on Fox Business, stress a holistic approach to planning. “If someone is only securities licensed and not insurance licensed, or vice versa, they will not be able to come up with the most comprehensive plan,” Nachtigal warns, “and if they don’t understand how Social Security works or how it’s taxed, that can really put the client at a disadvantage.”

    A rounded approach includes considering Social Security, retirement savings accounts like IRAs and 401(k)s, insurance, medical expenses and more. Gove notes that “punching holes” in the plan is important to see where certain aspects of life may need more consideration. “It’s crucial to think about what happens if someone has to go into a nursing home and to consider the very real possibility of high medical expenses,” he adds. Nachtigal agrees, noting that while people tend to focus heavily on life insurance, life insurance needs tend to go down after retirement, and living expenses, such as long-term care, are what retirees need to be thinking about in most cases.

    With so many moving parts in a retirement plan, and so many different companies offering products that address one or more areas, it can be confusing to discern which one to choose. It might seem that the easiest option is to go with one company and use all of its products, but this approach may not yield the best handling of assets. The partners advocate, instead, choosing the optimal products — regardless of what company is offering them — and curating a custom plan that works. “It’s important to shop around,” Gove advises. “That’s one of the best way to build a comprehensive plan that will help to cover all the bases.”

    Crucial in all of this is the appropriate guidance. “The last thing a financial professional should be doing is trying to sell a product,” Kulhanek stresses. “The No. 1 concern should be, ‘How will these options make retirees’ lives better?’ The aim is to put together a plan that will be beneficial and for the retiree to understand exactly what each product that was chosen is doing for them.”

    Gove adds that going into retirement debt-free, if at all possible, is a great move. Although working for an extra year or two may not sound appealing, it may be worth it if the outcome is being able to pay down accounts before retiring and having a potentially higher monthly benefit payout.

    Although the future of Social Security is unsure, it is currently still the base of most retirement plans. Understanding how it works and choosing the best option available to you right from the start is important to helping ensure that base is strong.

    Jeffrey Gove, Scott Nachtigal, and Tim Kulhanek are Investment Advisory Representatives of Retirement Wealth Advisors Inc. (RWA), 89 Ionia NW, Suite 600, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, (800) 903-2562. Investment advisory services are offered through RWA. Stonebridge Insurance and Wealth Management and RWA are not affiliated.

    Securities offered through TCM Securities, Inc. Members FINRA – SIPC. Neither (Rep) nor TCM Securities, Inc., are affiliated with the US Government or a governmental agency. This information has not been approved, endorsed, or authorized by the Social Security Administration.

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Stonebridge Insurance and Wealth Management
    Contact Person: Jeffrey Gove, Principal, President of Investments – Scott Na
    Email: jeff@stonebridgeiwm.com
    Phone: 308-698-0144
    Country: United States
    Website: http://www.stonebridgeiwm.com


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    RICHMOND, VA – 20 Apr, 2017 – Nurx, makers of a birth control app, are offering new users up to two months of free birth control with the promo code ‘VIRGINIA’ today until May 31, 2017. The telemedicine start-up and mobile health platform makes birth control and PrEP (HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis) more accessible to everyone through an app.

    New users will receive a $30 credit, which equates to up to two months of free birth control with the promo code. After choosing their birth control type and brand, users answer a few questions and enter their shipping and insurance information for a licensed physician to review. Once the review is complete, the doctor will issue and fill the prescription, which will be delivered to their home at no additional cost. The promo code ‘VIRGINIA’ can be entered during checkout through May 31, 2017.

    “Research shows that the easier and more affordable birth control is, the more women will use it,” said Dr. Edvard Engesaeth, co-founder and COO of Nurx. “Individuals should not have to jump through unnecessary hoops in order to access care. With Nurx, we are changing the way birth control is issued and accessed by allowing women to get the care they need on their own terms.”

    The app works for both new and existing birth control users and the service and shipping are often free to anyone with health care coverage. For uninsured patients, Nurx waives the consultation fee, the delivery is still free, and Nurx can connect the user with some brands for as low as $15 per month.

    “Nurx bridges the gap many face by providing discreet, low-cost, effective contraception care for those who need it, regardless of where they live or how much money they make,” said Dr. Jessica Knox, the medical director at Nurx.

    Overwhelming evidence has proven that abstinence only programs have done nothing to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy rates; however, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently credited increased access to low-cost reproductive health services as a contributing factor to the overall decline in teen and unintended pregnancy rates nationwide.  

    Nurx co-founder and CEO Hans Gangeskar said, “Despite the gains made by the Affordable Care Act, contraception is still not accessible for many people with low-incomes and in rural communities. Our app is changing this.”

    Nurx’s innovative app has been covered by Good Morning America, CBS News, CNBC, VICE News on HBO, CNN, Business Insider, New York Times, BUST Magazine, GLAMOUR, TechCrunch, Mashable, Forbes, TeenVogue, The Guardian, Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post, and hundreds of others.

    Nurx is a telemedicine start-up based in San Francisco, CA, focusing on making Truvada for PrEP and birth control more accessible to everyone through their app. With the app, users can get a prescription from a doctor and have their medication delivered right to their door. The app is currently available in California, New York, Washington, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Florida, Virginia, and Washington, DC. With the rapid expansion, Nurx is currently hiring full-stack, front-end, and dev-ops engineers, who are also passionate about increasing access to health care. Nurx engineers will be foundational architects in building the tools and systems needed in a new model of health care access around the world.

    For more information, visit Nurx.com


    Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xGK3h-cED8

    Media Contact
    Company Name: Nurx
    Contact Person: Kyle McCarthy
    Email: kyle@nurx.co
    Country: United States
    Website: Nurx.com


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