Saturday, October 18, 2014

MAX Agency Press Release - October 19, 2014

Featured in this week’s press release is MAX Agency model talent Meaghan Ritola.

Toronto, ON, October 19, 2014 - Meaghan’s education is centered on Journalism and broadcast television and although she has done some acting she is in the midst of preparing to audition for Acting programs a various schools,

“Right now I’m in journalism at Guelph-Humber University. It’s helped me a lot because obviously I wanted to go into broadcast television. It has definitely made me more confident because we get to actually work with the cameras at our school and we get to use the broadcast room. My professors have helped me come out of my shell. Because of MAX it helped me figure out what I really want to do which is acting.”


Where would you like to study acting?

“I am hoping to get into the acting for film and television program at Humber. It’s a practical program so I’d be taking a whole completely new course. I am also applying to other acting programs.”

Meaghan’s enthusiasm for the industry and willingness to do every kind of acting project available to her including unpaid work to build up her reel led me to suggest Randolph Academy which specializes in the triple threat approach of singing, dancing and acting. What experience in the industry have you had so far?

“My internship has helped me. I interned with Bell Media at Space Channel and I got to see the production side of things and I got to help out on the show called Innerspace. I got to help out at the MMVA’s which was great! I was also able to help with CTV Upfronts where they have all the stars come in and pitch what their going to do for the next year. I love the show Vampire Diaries and the guy that played Elijah was there and the girl who plays Penelope from Criminal minds was there. So you really get a behind the scenes look”

Surprised Meaghan is only twenty-one years old and already graduating she went on to talk about her acting experience so far,

“I took acting classes out of high school and I took acting classes at my local community centre and we got to make audition tapes which was really cool. It was similar to the talent workshop we did with MAX Agency Toronto.”

With a lot of education and a bit of acting training Meaghan was approached by a MAX Agency Model and Talent Toronto Scout and decided to sign up. How have things been so far and what are your plans for the future?

“I’ve just auditioned with MAX so far. I’ve only auditioned. No parts. I’d love to join ACTRA. But for now I’m willing to do unpaid work for experience and basically ready to audition for anything and get some parts. I’m hoping to get some more experience. I have television broadcast experience but I really want to act.”

MAX Agency’s Bookers are currently looking for new Talent! If you are interested we highly recommend visiting www.maxagency.com and filling out an Application. Wishing MAX continued success in the industry we’re looking forward to the Fall and future press releases featuring individual talent and projects and finding out more about MAX!

Contact:
Natalya O
MAX Agency
2063 Yonge St. Suite 202
Toronto, Ontario M4S-2A2
416-482-5392
info@maxagency.com
http://www.maxagency.com

Safe International Announces Fort Mcmurray Self Defense Training with World Renowned Self Defense Expert Richard Dimitri

SAFE International, one of the world’s premier self-defense training companies recently announced it is launching courses in Fort McMurray, Alberta, in Canada.

Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, October 19, 2014 – SAFE International, one of the world’s premier self-defense training companies recently announced it is launching courses in Fort McMurray, Alberta, in Canada. The courses will focus on women’s defense, high school self-defense, and security of businesses and corporate locations and will be taught by Richard Dimitri, who is a world-renowned self-defense expert.

 Having Richard as an active member of the SAFE International™ team is beyond what Chris Roberts, Managing Director of SAFE International Self Defense could have envisioned. For those of you who are familiar already with Richard, you know exactly what I am talking about. And for those of you just new to this site, to SAFE International™ and to Richard Dimitri, read on to see why I am so thrilled to have him on board! Richard Dimitri essentially began his career at the age of 6. You see, that’s when he took his first martial arts class and from that day on, he has always been, in some form or fashion, involved in the realm of self defense.  From offering private and personal security, to being a bodyguard to some high profile clients around the world, and to eventually developing his very own system (Senshido), Richard Dimitri quickly became a high profile individual in his field. Senshido was Richard’s vision for reality-based self defense; teaching survival skills for real world violence by preparing you for the worst from drawing out the elemental and instinctive self defense tools innate to all of us. In Richard’s own words, here is what he shares; “No styles, no systems, no rituals, no lineages, no masters, no labels, no belts, no katas, no uniforms, no dogmas; only the process of sharing and learning through self-actualization & personal expression of truth via functional combative philosophy, psychology, movement and fitness. The list of Richard’s accomplishments is staggering, he has worked with the British Special Forces, the Presidential Security Team of Finland, SWAT, the Mexico City chapter of the Guardian Angels, the Association for Women’s Total Advancement & Development, and the Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (Cairo). He is also a published author of numerous books and articles, and Black Belt magazine referred to him as one of the top 20 toughest fighters on planet earth! Wow. And those are just a few highlights from Richard’s distinguished career. To learn more about this illustrious individual, please visit his website which will be available soon at www.richarddimitri.com. In the meantime, please email SAFE International at info@safeinternational.biz if you would like to book a women’s self defense party, corporate instruction, or private self defense lessons.

ABOUT SAFE INTERNATIONAL
Founded in 1994 by Christopher Roberts, SAFE International is committed to providing quality, innovative self-defense training courses to men, women and children. SAFE International provides training through a variety of offerings and programs designed to teach protection techniques needed in today’s increasingly violent world.

Contact:
Chris Roberts
Managing Director
SAFE International
22 Spruce St.
Ingleside, ON K0C 1M0
1-800-465-5972
http://www.safeinternational.biz

Friday, October 17, 2014

Safe International Announces The Launch Of Fort Mcmurray Women’S Self Defense Parties


Fort McMurray Self Defense, SAFE International Launches Fort McMurray Women’s Self Defense Parties.

Fort McMurray, AB, October 17, 2014 – (Straight Line PR) – Fort McMurray Self Defense, SAFE International Launches Fort McMurray Women’s Self Defense Parties.

SAFE International ™ is the leading provider of mobile self-defense/personal protection training in Canada. SAFE International has taught more than 185,000 clients in the private, corporate and high school environments since 1994. SAFE International is expanding its seminar options to include women’s self defense parties in Fort McMurray, Alberta with world renowned self defense expert Richard Dimitri.

One of the reasons that SAFE International enjoys teaching women’s self defense Fort McMurray, is how receptive women are to the skills that the SAFE International instructors provide. SAFE International teaches self-defense concepts, rather than techniques. This allows women to learn in a much shorter time. SAFE International always covers Awareness and Avoidance strategies which are based on one’s daily routines. They examine what an attacker looks for, what an attacker wants, and does not want in confrontation. One of the biggest topics that is explored is how most people are too polite, even when their intuition is telling them the complete opposite. SAFE Instructors cover the most common distraction techniques an attacker will use to gain an advantage. Instruction then moves on to verbal strategies in the event that avoidance is no longer possible.  Rather than just teaching to yell at a potential attacker, there are a few verbal strategies based on the aggressor and the scenario. The third step is addressing the physical aspect of Fort McMurray women’s self defense. This begins with the advantages of adopting a passive stance rather than an aggressive stance. SAFE Instructors only teach gross motor strikes due to the adrenal rush one gets when they are in a highly stressful state such as an attack scenario. They teach a philosophy of “Attack the Attacker” which reverses one from being the Prey, to that of being the Predator. Another philosophy is to attack the head if all avoidance and verbal strategies have failed.

So Forget Tupperware Parties!
Invite 6 to 8 of your friends for a few hours of fun, education and potentially life- saving instruction. Plan a meal, wine and cheese, or maybe some dessert!  Be prepared for a unique Fort McMurray Women’s Self Defense experience! What has made SAFE International so popular is their unique method of teaching with humour and sharing of anecdotes.  SAFE International has taught more than 185,000 clients including mothers, fathers, daughters, police officers, seniors, and people with disabilities. To contact SAFE International to schedule your Women’s Self Defense party, you can visit our main SAFE International website at www.safeinternational.biz

You can also reach us toll free at 1-800-465-5972 or by email at info@safeinternational.biz

Contact:
Chris Roberts
Managing Director
SAFE International
22 Spruce St.
Ingleside, ON K0C 1M0
1-800-465-5972
http://www.safeinternational.biz

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Breakout Gaming Announces Initial Coin Offering

Gaming Network to Operate a Dedicated Platform Supporting Newly Introduced Cryptocurrency-based Business Model

Los Angeles, CA, October 14, 2014 -- Breakout Gaming, an emerging leader in technology and game development, today announced the launch of an entirely new cryptocurrency named Breakout Coin (BRO) that will be used to target the multi-billion dollar gaming space.


The BRO initial coin offering (ICO) public access and investor information is available via the breakoutcoin.com website. The site will provide a detailed overview on the company’s BRO coin as well as information about several Breakout platforms that will soon be launched for gaming. The site also explains how, when, and where individuals can play on Breakout Gaming and invest in a limited number of BRO coins by exchanging their bitcoin (BTC), beginning October 21, 2014.

Breakout Gaming represents the biggest dedicated platform ever built to support a new cryptocurrency, Breakout Coin. We’re extremely passionate about delivering an entirely new cryptocurrency experience for gaming on a scale never seen before,” stated Breakout CTO Jay Berg. “Our goal with this new site is to provide the gaming and crypto community with comprehensive information about the coin and the gaming platform.”

When the site launches, users will learn about the specifics of the new BRO and how they can be a part of this exciting new ecosystem. The site will also feature world-class professional poker players supporting the launch of BRO, including the legendary Johnny Chan.

Breakout’s sponsored poker team includes some of Las Vegas’ highest profile players who have collectively won 38 World Series of Poker Bracelets. The internal corporate team includes industry power players such as iGaming and cryptocurrency attorney David Gzesh; former TMZ Creative Director Josh Wells; CEO of Soda & Lime Bonner Bellew; former COO and President of the Rio Casino in Las Vegas, David Hanlon; in addition to Breakout’s CTO, Jay Berg, the developer of Bergstake.

“The supporting players on both our sponsored team and internal team are in place, giving us confidence that this project will truly revolutionize crypto-gaming as a whole,” Berg was further quoted.

About Breakout Gaming:
Breakout Gaming is headquartered in San Jose, Costa Rica with operations in Las Vegas, Nevada and Los Angeles, California.  All of Breakout Gaming channels and its games will be properly licensed and deployed only in “legal-to-play” markets.

Information regarding the preregistration of Breakout Coin’s initial coin offering can be found at www.breakoutgaming.com

For media inquiries please contact: Valerie@citypublicity.com

Contact:
Valerie Michaels
Breakout Gaming
San Jose, CA 95101
310-456-7274
Valerie@citypublicity.com
http://www.breakoutgaming.com

Mac About Town & KRML Present “BACK IN BLACK” Halloween Party at Cibo Restaurant

Save the date for a great Halloween Bash – no costumes required! Mac About Town & KRML Present: “BACK IN BLACK” Halloween Party from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Cibo Restaurant

Monterey, CA, October 14, 2014 - Save the date for a great Halloween Bash – no costumes required! Mac About Town & KRML Present: “BACK IN BLACK” Halloween Party from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Cibo Restaurant, 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey(www.cibo.com) at the corner of Del Monte with ample parking in adjacent parking garage.

No need to wear a costume, just dress in black! But, costumes are more than welcome! Dance to Old School, Soul, Funk and more with On the One DJ Tuna Bunny (Justin Horrell). Photography by WiredIn Carmel.

The cost is only $5 at the door starting at 10 p.m. Come earlier and get in free! Each paid admission gets a raffle ticket for T-shirts, CDs, Refuge passes, and a $50 Cibo gift card. Winners will be drawn hourly.

The regular Cibo dinner menu will be available from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. A late night menu will be available until 12:01am. Drink Specials will include a Blood Orange Bellini and a Blood Orange Margarita and more. Enjoy $5 Well drinks, draft beers and house wines after 10pm.

For more information, please visit www.cibo.com or call 831.649.8151.

About Cibo Restaurant:
Cibo Restaurant offers Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, cocktails, fine wines, cordials, and more. Cibo( pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. This beautiful, spacious and comfortable restaurant features an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere which is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu ranging from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners. Families are welcome and there is a special children’s menu. Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990.

Cibo is open every evening with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cibo Bar is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is a popular “pre-event” and “after-party” destination. The bar features a $3 Happy Hour with special appetizers daily from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. They offer an extensive high quality local and international wine and beer list, cordials, microbrews, rare and small batch Bourbons, Scotches, Ports, Grappa and liqueurs, as well as espresso, coffee drinks and a full menu of cocktails.

Cibo also presents live music 6 nights a week. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sound of Jazz accompanies dinner from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The restaurant features a lively and fun atmosphere with Reggae, R&B, Rock or Salsa dance music on Friday and Saturday nights from 10:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. with no cover charge. They also hold a special “House Blend Happy Hour” every Friday night from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. "Happy Hour Jazz Jam" from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. every first and third Sunday of the month which includes Happy Hour food and drink specials.

With 150 seats, including intimate booths for dining , and room for over 50 people in the attractive bar area, Cibo also accommodates large groups for business functions, wedding rehearsals and receptions, special group dining events, and customized private parties.

Cibo Restaurant is the winner of numerous awards including California Writers Association Recommended Dining, Best Place to Meet Singles in Their 30's and 40's, Gold Key Award for Interior Design, Best Place to Enjoy a Martini, Best Place for Live Jazz, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Place to Dance, Best Martini and one of the Top 10 Happy Hours in Monterey.

For more information, go to www.cibo.com or call (831) 649-8151.

Contact:
Wendy Brickman
Brickman Marketing
395 Del Monte Center #250
Monterey, CA 93940
831-633-4444
http://www.cibo.com

Monday, October 13, 2014

SAFE International Launches Self Defense for Real Estate Agents in Toronto, ON Canada

The owners of SAFE International have announced they are launching a self defense program which is tailored specifically to the needs of real estate agents.

Ingleside, ON, October 12, 2014 - The real estate profession carries with it many potential safety risks, from meeting new prospective clients to conducting open houses and showings.

SAFE International, which has been in the forefront since 1994 empowering people to save their own lives through the use of self-defense concpets, believes its current focus on empowering people to protecting themselves is needed now more than ever with recent violent events in the real estate profession.

“Unfortunately, we live in an increasingly violent society, and we, here at SAFE International, want to not only want to share our knowledge and experience with others, but while in the process of sharing we are also empowering people throughout Canada, the United States, and globally to defend themselves,” added Roberts.

Even though their mission at SAFE International is to teach real self-defense skills to as many women, children, and men, from 12 years of age to 82 years of age, SAFE International does offer corporate self defense courses to those in working environments that are considered higher risk.

Just some of the topics that are addressed during a 2 or 4 hour Toronto Real Estate Safety seminar are distraction techniques used on real estate agents, car safety, safety in the home, dangers of letting income rule over intuition, how attackers choose their victims, importance of body language, the good and bad of cell phones, plus much more!

At SAFE International, they are not offering a martial arts program. Rather, they are offering what they consider to be “a practical and realistic approach to personal safety.”

“What sets our approach to self-defense training apart from all other programs is how we present our courses with real-life simulated scenarios, with hands-on techniques and with humour, yes… humour,” said Roberts, who believes that while the subject matter is a very serious one, SAFE International™ knows that learning in a safe, fun, and enthusiastic environment is the best way to retain what is being presented.

For further information, please visit: http://safeinternational.biz/

Contact:
Chris Roberts
Managing Director
SAFE International
22 Spruce St.
Ingleside, ON K0C 1M0
1-800-465-5972
http://www.safeinternational.biz

AuraPortal to Present TOYOTA Case Study to Over 1,000 Delegates Worldwide

The BPM Openhouse 2014 event will give the over 1,000 delegates the opportunity to see the great strengths of the AuraPortal Helium BPM software compared to other BPM vendors, and to interact with the experts in real time.

Woburn, MA, October 12, 2014 – AURA (www.auraportal.com), a global provider of AuraPortal Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced its participation at BPM Openhouse 2014 presented by PEX (Process Excellence Network) from September 22 - 26, where ten BPM software vendors selected worldwide will showcase their products with a demonstration and a customer case study. The attendees will also have the opportunity to ask questions and make comments, to both the vendor and to the company that has successfully implemented BPM.


AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix report and by other renowned analyst firms.

Unlike traditional comparatives, this event will give attendees the chance to learn firsthand, through the experiences of other companies, about the solutions offered by each vendor. They will learn about both the tools and the implementation methodologies, giving them a clear idea of how to undertake a BPM project in regard to investment, benefits, risks and flexibility.

The event is free, and will take place online in English. Each BPM vendor will have one hour to showcase their case study and product.

AuraPortal's presentation will take place on Friday 26 at 11:00 am - 12 noon (EST) / 16:00 - 17:00 (BST).

Where:
Online! That's right. You don't need to go anywhere. Simply register for free and then join the webinar link you receive ahead of September 22, 2014.

When:
Attend the AuraPortal presentation live on Friday 26 at 11:00 a.m. - 12 noon (EST) / 16:00 - 17:00 (BST).

More information at: http://www.auraportal.com/en/contact

Register for free at: http://www.bpm-openhouse.com/#session621

ABOUT AURA (http://www.auraportal.com)
AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

It is headquartered in Europe and has an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Contact:
Nina Moon
AuraPortal
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472
978-808-6340
info@auraportal.com
http://www.auraportal.com

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Find out the ROI of a BPM Project Before Beginning the Implementation

The scope, the methodology and the tools to be implemented largely determine the ROI of a Business Process Management implementation project in a company, and are the main causes of success and also of most failures.

Woburn, MA, October 12, 2014 – AURA (www.auraportal.com), a global provider of AuraPortal Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced that its investigation team has undertaken an extensive study of the factors that determine ROI (Return on Investment) in a BPM implementation project. The results of this study will be showcased in an upcoming webinar which will be announced in the near future, and will minimize the investment risks in companies interested in adopting Business Process Management.


AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix report and by other renowned analyst firms.

Implementing BPM in an organization represents a substantial change in the way to manage and understand the way of working in a company, and it is not without risk. However, the correct implementation of a BPM suite unquestionably improves the entire organization, exposing weaknesses and strengthening activities. As analysts have confirmed, it makes the organization more efficient, more effective and more competitive.

This study, performed by AuraPortal, has calculated the Return on Investment of the methodology to be used and the tools to be implemented in a BPM project. It has taken into consideration not only the basic factors of ROI (such as the benefits obtained and the investment to be made), but also two other factors that are very important in this type of project, the risks and the flexibility.

About AURA (http://www.auraportal.com)
AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

It is headquartered in Europe and has an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Contact:
Nina Moon
AuraPortal
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472
978-808-6340
info@auraportal.com
http://www.auraportal.com

Indulgent Confections is The Perfect Gift for Loved Ones this Holiday Season

Treat the Sweetest People in Your Life with Indulgent Confections Artisan Gourmet Treats.

Scottsdale, AZ, October 11, 2014 — Holiday gift–giving just got sweeter with Indulgent Confections line of artisan gourmet treats, carefully crafted from natural, wholesome ingredients and beautifully packaged for perfect presentation. Indulgent Confections creations are the perfect way to celebrate life’s sweetest moments with those you love.


Founder Glen Flook said, “Indulgent Confections really is the perfect gift for every occasion. When visiting friends or family this holiday season bring a gift that truly says thank you for inviting me in to your home. With perfect packaging and satisfyingly scrumptious recipes, Indulgent Confections is sure to leave a lasting memory with all of your family and friends.”

Indulgent Confections can be found across the country in high-end gift shops, wineries, florists and more. Indulgent Confections products are also available for purchase online at Amazon. Future endeavors will add a fundraising component, where corporations, charities and schools can resell Indulgent Confections products and help raise money for their cause at the same time.

Indulgent Confections is pleased to offer the following products:

• Chocolate Caramel Popcorn
• Almond & Raspberry Bark
• Almond Cluster
• Dark Chocolate Tart Cherry
• Caramelized Nut Mix
• Cinnamon Toffee Almond
• Pecan Praline
• Blueberry & Pomegranate Nut Crunch

Place an order for the holidays today! One box filled with eight Indulgent Confections creations makes gift giving easy! You’ll take the guesswork out of selecting the right gift for family members, friends, co-workers, neighbors and more!

About Indulgent Confections:
Indulgent Confections, started in 2013, is the wonderfully satisfying result of bringing together artisan confectionary recipes, the most wholesome ingredients and an unrelenting commitment to quality. This loving attention to detail enables us to offer a decadently delicious, beautifully packaged product that makes an outstanding gift, a celebration or just a little reward for a job well done.

Indulgent Confections is available at fine retailers and online at Amazon.com. We also offer a Corporate Gift Program for thanking customers and rewarding employees and a fundraising program for non-profits.

Our products are more than delicious. They represent a belief that life’s sweetest moments and dearest friendships are enhanced by small indulgences. That it’s often the little things that says a lot. With that thought in mind, we offer our exquisitely delicious line of fine confections.

Visit Indulgent Confections online: http://www.indulgent-confections.com
Fundable.com Profile: https://www.fundable.com/indulgent-confections

Live Confectionately!

Contact:
Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284
480-206-3435
http://www.blackdogpromotions.com

Grammy® Winner Laura Sullivan Calls out to The World to make History by Singing in her New Music Video

Grammy® winning artist Laura Sullivan is well known for teaming up with talented music industry professionals.

Hollywood, CA, October 11, 2014 - Grammy® winning artist Laura Sullivan is well known for teaming up with talented music industry professionals. Whether in providing music to the hit show “So You Think You Can Dance,” Emmy winning documentaries, or national television commercials, she has always sought to bring people together to create new music.


However, this time Sullivan is reaching out to a completely different collaborator – the whole wide world.

Sullivan is calling out to her fans and the entire global community to contribute their voices to her new music video “We Are Love.”

“It’s never been done like this before, so far as I know.” Says Sullivan.“Amateurs, professionals, kids – really anybody with a cell phone and five minutes can participate. Record it, and send it – that’s it. We have made it so easy to be part of a music video.”

While past endeavors by other producers have crowdsourced seasoned or professional singers recording to their webcams, Sullivan’s unique project welcomes not just the pros but anyone of any age and ability to join in. Technological advances and ease of use in video recording quality and digital transmission for the first time allow a worldwide, high-fidelity collaboration with just about anyone who has a cell phone. Interested parties should watch the Teaser video at GetInTheVideo.com or can view it online at: youtu.be/dMu1yV_A_Ng.

“I encourage anyone that would like to participate to submit their video clip. We don’t only need singers, we need everybody!” Sullivan emphasizes. “This project is about love, joy, unity, inclusion, and our human connection. Don’t worry about how you sound. Just have fun!”

Sullivan released her Teaser video on October 6th with a call to action promoting open submissions.

Submissions to the video project are open now until November 14th.

The official video will be released in February 2015.

Through this unique project, Sullivan is supporting Little Kids Rock, a non-profit organization who provides free musical instruments and classes to underserved children. Over the past 12 years, they have provided over 300,000 children the gift of music education. 50% of the proceeds of the crowd created song and video “We Are Love” will be donated to the Little Kids Rock foundation.

“Little Kids Rock is so grateful to Laura Sullivan for her support,” says Little Kids Rock Founder and CEO, David Wish. “It’s up to the big people to stand up for the little kids, and that is exactly what Laura is doing by including Little Kids Rock in her next project, inspiring our kids, and helping bring the lifelong gift of music to even more kids in our nation's most economically challenged school districts!"

Sullivan is working with Eepybird LLC, in the development of her crowdsourcing music video. Eepybird LLC has created viral campaigns for companies such as OfficeMax, ABC Family, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's. They have received two Emmy nominations, four Webby Awards, and were voted “Online Game Changers of the Decade” at GoViral.com.

To view the Teaser video visit: GetInTheVideo.com

For more information:
Chip Schutzman / Miles High Productions
323-806-0400/ chip@mileshighproductions.com

About Little Kids Rock
Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit that seeks to build a world where kids can live rich, purposeful lives, and won’t rest until all children have the opportunity to unlock their inner-music makers. The organization partners with economically disadvantaged public school districts to train their teachers to run innovative Modern Band music programs. This includes donating all of the instruments, curricula and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs rooted in popular music, with a heavy emphasis on improvisation and composition. To date they have served more than 300,000 students in 13 states. More info at www.littlekidsrock.org

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323 806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Destination Scuba, New Scuba Dive Shop in Glendale, Now Open for Business

Take An Underwater Adventure With Friendly, Neighborhood Scuba Experts At Destination Scuba

Glendale, AZ, Oct 09, 2014 — Destination Scuba is now open for business! The Valley’s newest dive shop opened its doors on Sept. 6, in Glendale, Ariz., inviting the community to learn more about the world of scuba diving. This beautiful new dive shop is a place for old friends and new to connect, share stories and plan dive trips together. Destination Scuba is a place to dive amongst friends.



As experienced divers, Co-Founders Tania Land and CG Durda are very excited about this new venture. They believe the sport of scuba diving is special and can’t wait to share their love for diving near and far, starting with the local dive community and eventually working with scuba divers around the world.

Co-Founder’s Tania Land and CG Durda said, “Scuba is not just a sport, it’s a lifestyle and we live life in style.”

Destination Scuba offers the following Scuba Services:

* Dive certification

* Personal vacation and trip planning

* Scuba gear sales

* Service for gear

* Rental equipment

Come meet the Destination Scuba team! Find out how you can get involved with the local scuba community by attending their regular Scuba Socials held at Heights Sports Grill, the 2nd Wednesday of the month, at 6:30 p.m. Or feel free to stop into the Destination Scuba shop, located at 7260 W Bell Road, Suite 5A, Glendale, Arizona 85308.

About Destination Scuba:
We are your destination for scuba diving in Arizona!

At Destination Scuba, we have a passion for diving and that is our motivation to create opportunities to share the spectacular underwater world with others. At Destination Scuba, we are always ready to go diving! We plan local dives, small dive trips and luxury dive vacations - that you’ll never forget.

Come enjoy the peaceful atmosphere of our dive shop and meet other divers in the local scuba community. Whether you just dove into the scuba world for the first time, or you’re a scuba veteran, we are happy to help. Our retail store offers a wide variety of Scuba gear, Classes, Apparel and Scuba Trips! Come dive with us. Once you get to know us, you’ll see why we love scuba and what we do! Call Destination Scuba at 623-979-7094 for your next adventure. Connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/destinationdivers) and Twitter (@DestinationDive ).

Contact:
Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284
480-206-3435
http://www.blackdogpromotions.com

SAFE International Aims to Help Women Learn How to Defend Themselves by Launching Self Defense Fort McMurray, Alberta

The owners of SAFE International have announced they are well on its way towards realizing their mission by launching Self Defense Fort McMurray.

Fort McMurray, Alberta, October 09, 2014 – (Straight Line PR) - The owners of SAFE International have announced they are well on its way towards realizing their mission by launching Self Defense Fort McMurray. They are aiming to accomplish this feat through the offering of their self-defense training seminars, which will include women’s self-defense parties, high school self defense, and corporate lunch and learns.


SAFE International, which has been in the forefront since 1994 empowering people to save their own lives through the use of self-defense concepts, believes its current focus on empowering women to protecting themselves is needed now more than ever.

“Unfortunately, we live in an increasingly violent society, and we, here at SAFE International, want to not only want to share our knowledge and experience with others, but while in the process of sharing we are also empowering people throughout Canada, the United States, and globally to defend themselves,” added Roberts. Adding SAFE International self defense in Fort McMurray is another step in that journey.

Even though their mission at SAFE International is to teach real self-defense skills to as many women, children, and men, from 12 years of age to 82 years of age, they are focusing their attention primarily on civilians who really need these skills.

While continuing to meet the growing needs of people, corporations, organizations and schools year after year, SAFE International™ has continuously provided both effective, and highly memorable, personal protection instruction through their unique ability to reach more people in a way that enables them to retain and utilize the skills if necessary.

According to Roberts, complicated techniques that require regular practice in order to become second nature weren’t simply going to help in a potentially life-threatening situation, and therefore, they aren’t offering a martial arts program. Rather, they are offering what they considered to be “a practical and realistic approach to personal safety.”

“What sets our approach to self-defense training apart from all other programs is how we present our courses with real-life simulated scenarios, with hands-on techniques and with humour, yes… humour,” said Roberts, who believes that while the subject matter is a very serious one, SAFE International™ knows that learning in a safe, fun, and enthusiastic environment is the best way to retain what is being presented.

“While others in the self-defense industry focus solely on the physical side of personal protection, we here at SAFE International™ focuses on all aspects. Our training, for example, covers the most important awareness and avoidance phases, to intelligent verbal strategies, and to the physical aspects you may require to enable yourself get home safely to your family,” explained Roberts, who has had the great fortune of collaborating with professionals and specialists from all fields within the realm of self defense.

“There is violence everywhere, and everyone is responsible for their personal security, and it s on that basis that SAFE teaches self-defense that addresses real-life violence, thus providing a no-nonsense approach to personal safety. Our goal is to teach our students to Recognize, React, and Respond effectively to any confrontation in the quickest possible time,” concluded Roberts.

For further information on Fort McMurray Self Defense, please visit: http://safeinternational.biz/

Contact:
Chris Roberts
SAFE International™
15535 Cooper Rd
Lunenburg, ON
Canada K0C 1R0
1 800 465-5972
http://www.safeinternational.biz

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Gateway to Big Sur presented by Hyatt Carmel Highlands and The Big Sur Food and Wine Festival to Kick Off on Thursday, November 6, 2014, at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands

Chefs and Wineries Announced

Carmel Highlands, CA, October 08, 2014 - Hyatt Carmel Highlands, located at 120 Highlands Drive in the Carmel Highlands, long known as the legendary location for culinary talent and host of the world famous Masters of Food and Wine will serve as the lead sponsor and host of the opening event of the Big Sur Food and Wine Festival.


Tickets will be on sale through EventBrite for $125.00. Tickets can be purchased at https://gatewaytobigsur.eventbrite.com

Join us on Thursday, November 6th from 5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for the Gateway to Big Sur presented by the Hyatt Carmel Highlands and Big Sur Food and Wine Festival. The Gateway to Big Sur entices the palate in a celebration of local flair and regional flavor in the epicenter of culinary innovation.

Here is a preview of some of the top caliber restaurants that will be participating:

Restaurants to include:
• 1300 on Fillmore
• Andres Bouchee
• Aubergine
• Bernardus Lodge
• Big Sur Roadhouse
• Black River Caviar
• Carmel Valley Ranch
• Cuvaison
• Dosa San Francisco
• Esalen Institue
• Grasing's
• jennini kitchen + wine bar
• la Balena
• Mundaka
• Pacifics Edge - Hyatt Carmel Highlands
• Passionfish
• Porters in the Forest
• The Cheese Shop
• The Preserve
• The Hitching Post II
• Treebones

Wineries include:
• Albatross Ridge
• Birichino
• Calera Wine Company
• Chanin
• Chappellet Vineyard
• Cold Heaven Cellars
• Continuum (Carlo Mondavi)
• Crocker & Starr
• Dirty & Rowdy
• Domaine Select - 1st Winery
• Domaine Select - 2nd Winery
• Foxen
• Galante Vineyards
• Hartley Ostini
• Kunin
• Liquid Farm
• Madeleine Winery
• Maison Marques and Domaines - Roederer Champagne
• McIntyre
• Morgan Winery
• Mount Eden
• Paso CAB Collective
• Paul Lato Wines
• Perception
• Pisoni
• ROAR
• Shared Notes
• Tablas Creek Vineyard
• Talbott Vineyards
• Talley Vineyards
• Vineyard Brands
• Wedell Cellars
• Wind Gap Wines

Hyatt Carmel Highlands will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this event on November 6th to our charity partner the Big Sur Health Center.

The 2014 Big Sur Food and Wine Festival takes place November 6 - 9 throughout the coast of Big Sur. For more information, please contact Toby Rowland-Jones at 831-667-0800 or toby@bigsurfoodandwine.org, or visit www.bigsurfoodandwine.org

Background on Pacific’s Edge:
Pacific’s Edge is an award winning, glass-walled restaurant with spectacular ocean vistas. Our “California Coastal” cuisine provides the freshest local ingredients, meats and seafood, with dishes that meld a seasonal focus with sophisticated comfort food in a convivial ambiance that makes it appealing for everyday dining or any special occasion. Pacific’s Edge has received AAA 4 Diamond awards year after year, and has been named one of the Top 100 Restaurants in the United States by Zagat and one of the Top Ten Restaurants with a View by USA Today. Wine Spectator has lauded our wine list throughout the years with both Grand and Best of Award of Excellence awards.

About Hyatt Carmel Highlands, Overlooking Big Sur Coast
Perched on the hillside of the Carmel Highlands with breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Hyatt Carmel Highlands combines true Carmel luxury with an approachable and sophisticated spirit. A haven for artists and discerning travelers since its opening in 1917, Hyatt Carmel Highlands features 48 luxuriously renovated guestrooms, including 11 suites, 32 Ocean View rooms and 5 Garden View rooms. In addition, Hyatt Carmel Highlands offers spectacular dining at the award-winning Pacific’s Edge restaurant and California Market, 4,800 square feet of meeting space, in-room spa services, heated outdoor swimming pool, three spa tubs and a StayFit fitness facility. Situated only four miles from downtown Carmel, Hyatt Carmel Highlands idyllic setting and personalized service has attracted families, weddings, honeymooners and privileged travelers for nearly a century. Hyatt Carmel Highlands is recognized among the world’s finest hotels as part of Condé Nast Traveler's 2010 Gold List and Travel + Leisure’s 2009 “T+L 500” World’s Best Hotels. www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com.

Media Contact for Hyatt Carmel Highlands and November 6 Event:
Contact Marci Bracco Cain (831) 747-7455 marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com

Media Contact for Big Sur Food and Wine Festival:
Contact Toby Rowland-Jones – 831-667-0800– toby@bigsurfoodandwine.org

For Media Interviews or Media Tickets for the Thursday, November 6th event at the Hyatt Carmel Highlands, contact Marci Bracco Cain, Chatterbox PR (831) 747-7455 or marci@chatterboxpublicrelations.com.

Contact:
Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox
Carmel, CA 93923
831-747-7455
http://www.hyattcarmelhighlands.com