Friday, January 13, 2012

Bryant & Stratton College Online Hosts Free Webinar for Paralegal Students and Professionals

Attendees will learn about how to cite information in APA style and using the Bluebook during webinar on January 25

Buffalo, NY, January 13, 2012 - Bryant & Stratton College Online, a leader in online associate’s degree programs, will host a free webinar for paralegal professionals and students who want to master how to correctly cite references in their professional and academic work. The webinar, titled “Citation: Using APA & the Bluebook Together,” will be held on Wednesday, January 25, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. EST. This webinar may be particularly helpful for students enrolled in or interested in pursuing degrees in paralegal studies.

The webinar will specifically cover different field-appropriate citation styles as well as the importance of citation. Additionally, the webinar will highlight:

How to avoid plagiarism through proper citation

How to cite basic materials using APA

How to cite basic legal materials using the Bluebook, a citation guide for legal materials

How APA and the Bluebook work seamlessly together in academic papers

The webinar will be presented by Brandy Kreisler, Online Instructor at Bryant & Stratton College Online. Ms. Kreisler has taught online for more than six years, and is passionate about legal research and writing. Ms. Kreisler holds a law degree from Texas Tech School of Law and a Masters of Library and Information Science from the University of Washington, where she specialized in legal research.

“In today’s internet-age information is so readily available, causing an increase in instances of plagiarism – especially accidental or ‘responsible’ plagiarism. This webinar will help attendees identify instances where citation is necessary, what reference materials to use and how to properly cite information,” said Ms. Kreisler. “Citation is a core concept that every paralegal student and professional should master. This webinar will be valuable for anyone who wants to be a competitive job candidate in the paralegal field.”

Current and prospective students interested in attending, are invited to register for the free webinar at For those unable to attend, a recorded version of the webinar as well as highlights from the webinar will be available to download at after January 26.

Bryant & Stratton College was founded in 1854 and is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. For more information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degree programs, visit

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.  The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers 5 online bachelor’s degree programs, eleven online associate’s degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit  General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at

Kavitha Thimmaiah
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 433-7020

UK Reforestation plan gets backing of FRA

FRA has stated its support for a campaign in the UK to embark upon a major reforestation programme in Britain.

Bainbridge Island, WA, January 14, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) has stated its support for a campaign in the UK to embark upon a major reforestation programme in Britain.

Our Forests is an organization that hopes to return the UK to the point it was at 1,000 years ago, in terms of the amount of land covered in forests. The plan is to increase forest coverage to 15 per cent of the land, from the current coverage of just under 10 per cent.

“We always support reforestation programmes,” claimed FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins. “Increasing forest cover in the UK will help the country to reduce its carbon emissions through CO2 sequestration.”

Our Forests is a group set up in response to controversial and eventually scrapped plans by the UK government to sell off some of Britain’s forests to private buyers. The group and FRA, a research and analysis consultancy based in the US, claim that adding new forests to the UK will not only contribute to the cutting of carbon emissions but could also create community forests on the edges of towns, while jobs will also be created.

Our Forests is led by Dr Gabriel Hemery, who claims the forest cover in the UK should be returned to the levels recorded in the Domesday Book: "Getting all our woods working, so that they provide the wealth of renewable resources and rich variety of wildlife they are capable of supporting, is vital.”

FRA supports these kinds of reforestation projects in developing countries, such as Brazil, where new forests are being planted in order to try to undo some of the destruction caused by deforestation. Investment firms like Greenwood Management offer foreigners the chance to invest in these projects, which plant non-native plantations as an alternative to using native trees in timber and charcoal production.

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

Gold still sparkles in 2012, claims AAA

An expert who is backing gold as a top alternative investment strategy for 2012 has attracted the support of AAA, according to the advocacy group.

Boston, MA, January 14, 2012 - An expert who is backing gold as a top alternative investment strategy for 2012 has attracted the support of Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA), according to the advocacy group.

AAA has said it is backing claims from former Kaana Konya and City adviser and broker, Tullett Brown, who claims that gold will continue to gain value over the coming year.

AAA’s Anthony Johnson said, “As we start a new year, many people will be looking to take a fresh perspective on their investments and may be looking to make some more alternative choices after the dire year the equities markets had.”

“Gold is a good bet as far as we can see, especially as leading analysts, such as Brown, can see it rising yet further in 2012 after a stellar year in 2011.”

The price of gold has dropped recently, after a long period of increased prices over a number of months, explained Tullett. However, this is not a time to be frightened off of investing in precious metals, he continued. Instead, investors should take advantage of this slight dip to buy up gold assets and hold onto them until the market improves later in the year.

Tullet and AAA’s argument is that all the factors that led to gold’s massive gains in 2011 are still active in 2012, such as the uncertainties over the equity markets and the Eurozone crisis. Mr Johnson explained, “People are still very wary about stocks and shares and are desperate for a tangible investment opportunity"

As a result of this demand, it is not just gold that has seen an increase in interest over recent months, Johnson added. Wine, stamps, art, antiques, forestry and property are all asset classes that gained popularity during the recession and continue that momentum today.

AAA is particularly keen to promote forestry investment as an alternative asset class that also offers an ethical choice.

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

Singer-Songwriter Brandon Mchose Plugs in and Rocks Harder than Ever on his New Four Song EP Late Night Set for January 17 Release

Features The New Track Impacting Triple A Radio: “Next 3”

Hollywood, CA, January 13, 2012 - Choosing progress over comfort and musical evolution over the same old, same old, singer/songwriter Brandon McHose made two major career decisions—one musical, one geographical—over the past two years.

With two tracks from his upcoming EP Late Night currently making an impact at radio and his eyes set on a Midwest tour, both are paying off big time.

After two predominately acoustic based full length albums, he pulled a complete 180, unveiling an explosive new, electric guitar driven sound on his upcoming new four track EP Late Night. The title track “Late Night” is currently in rotation at numerous college radio stations throughout the U.S. and “Next Three” shipped to Triple AAA on November 14.

Picking up and moving from Austin after five years, McHose high-tailed it back to his home region of the Midwest, choosing Chicago for a batch of exciting new career opportunities. Since hitting “The Big Windy” in 2010, the multi-talented artist has headlined at the Hard Rock Cafe, Taste of River North Festival and the House of Blues Foundation Room, in addition to creating successful residencies for himself in neighborhood venues (like the Citizen Room) that had never had music before.

While his sizzling guitar sound and powerhouse live performances have earned him hundreds of fans throughout the city, Chicago’s thriving indie music scene is also a springboard for McHose’s latest touring endeavors along the I-35 corridor, which stretches from Northern Minnesota through his home region of Central Iowa down to Southern Texas.

McHose launched his recording career with two well received acoustic based full length albums helmed by big name producers. Life Eclipse (2007) was produced by Chris Maresch, who has played with Eric Johnson; the set featured famed keyboardist Riley Osbourne, who once played with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band Double Trouble. Token (2008) was produced by Michael Ramos, a onetime member of The BoDeans whose credits include John Mellencamp and Los Lonely Boys.

Combining the melodically infectious, lyrically insightful vibe of classic singer/songwriters (James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon) with a Santana/Beck/Van Halen-like ability to shred, McHose has evolved into a multi-faceted artist in the tradition of his chief influences Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Stephen Stills, Jimi Hendrix and—straight from his country phase—Vince Gill and Brad Paisley.

Growing up in Des Moines, Iowa, Brandon McHose was introduced to the guitar by his father, once an aspiring guitarist himself. That’s a common story, a parent sharing passion with a child, but the guitar McHose his dad used to teach him, a 74 Les Paul, makes the history just a bit more extraordinary. His father’s eclectic music collection introduced the young musician to legends like The Beatles, Stones and The Who, but McHose says the reason he began playing more seriously was the solo he saw Joe Walsh do on VH1, in a clip from when he was with The Eagles.

McHose’s equal passion and skill in track and field earned him a full scholarship to Drake University, but he left after one year to ponder his musical future. His family sought professional advice by meeting with the Assistant Chair of the Guitar Department at the famed Berklee School of Music in Boston. After McHose auditioned, the professor’s professional opinion was that his skill and talent levels were far beyond that of a typical student; he recommended that the best road for him was not four years in college but to embark immediately on his career. McHose took this advice and chose Austin, Texas as the perfect environment to hone his craft. While making the connections necessary to launch his recording career, he worked his way up to playing live four nights a week, performing at such venues as The Saxon Pub and Threadgill’s.

“I felt that moving to a major market like Chicago would be a great step forward,” he says, “not only because of the many opportunities to perform in the city and surrounding area, but also because it’s centrally located, close to my hometown of Des Moines and a great centrally located base to tour from. That’s really where the excitement happens, up there onstage. I love feeling the energy from the crowd and trying new things with the songs and with my guitar every night.”

For more information on Brandon McHose contact Chip Schutzman at Miles High PR: 323-806-0400 or

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093