Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Richard Groome Joins Urban Barns Foods as Director

Urban Barns Foods (URBF.OB), today announced the appointment of Mr. Richard T. Groome to its Board of Directors as well as a Strategic Marketing Officer.

Vancouver, British Columbia, June 27, 2012 -- Urban Barns Foods (URBF.OB), today announced the appointment of Mr. Richard T. Groome to its Board of Directors as well as a Strategic Marketing Officer.  Mr. Groome has an extensive and distinguished career in financing small and mid-size emerging growth companies in Canada, which is one of Urban Barns' target markets.

Mr. Groome has been in the financial industry for more than 20 years at such firms as Groome Capital, Marleau Lemire Securities, Sprott Securities and Levesque Beaubien Geoffrion. Mr. Groome was a director of the CDNX Exchange, the predecessor of the TSX Venture exchange for several years and currently sits on the boards of directors of several private and public companies. Mr. Groome has actively managed or participated in over 400 financings representing some $4 billion of small cap financings. Mr. Groome is very active in numerous philanthropic projects most notably underprivileged children in Montreal and Peru, and the World Wildlife Fund. He has a BA in Economics from McGill University.

"Mr. Groome is a perfect fit to add to our executive team. His knowledge of, and extensive experience in Canada, one of our target markets is essential for our assertive expansion strategy," said Dan Meikleham, Chairman. "Jack Benne, Vancouver, Robyn Jackson, Calgary, Cesar A. Montilla, Jr., Puerto Rico, and Talal Thabet, Dubai joins me in welcoming Mr. Groome whose skill set is an asset to Urban Barns. This positions the company to expand quickly, smoothly and intelligently in three of our target markets."

In response to his appointment, Mr. Groome commented, "This is a wonderful opportunity for me to join the Urban Barns Board and their executive team with a focus to supply locally grown vegetables in USA, Canada and the Middle East."

Suzanne Holbrook

Urban Barns Foods, Inc.
7170 Glover Road
Milner, BC, Canada
V0X 1T0
Phone: 403-454-4022
Fax: 604-681-4760

Urban Barns uses patent pending proprietary equipment to produce affordable vegetables in a secure and controlled indoor environment. By setting up subsidiary facilities and growing locally, Urban Barns can focus on supplying any community, irrespective of the regional climate, effectively reducing shipping times and related spoilage costs. Urban Barns has the unique ability to scale and cater to the demands of all major communities. Our commitment to our consumers is reflected through our motto, "Purely Fresh, Naturally Tasty, and Completely Healthy". Urban Barns and and Cubic Farming are registered trademarks and the copyright of Urban Barns Foods Inc. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters set forth above may be forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those in the forward-looking statements. Words such as "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect", "intend" and similar expressions, as they relate to Urban Barns or its management, identify forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are based on the current beliefs of management, as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to management. Actual results could differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements as a result of certain factors such as the level of business and consumer spending, the amount of sales of Urban Barns ' products, the competitive environment within the industry, the ability of Urban Barns to continue to expand its operations, the level of costs incurred in connection with Urban Barns ' expansion efforts, economic conditions in the industry and the financial strength of Urban Barns ' customers and suppliers. Urban Barns does not undertake any obligation to update such forward-looking statements. Investors are also directed to consider all other risks and uncertainties.

SOURCE Urban Barns Foods, Inc.

Urban Barns Foods, Inc.
7170 Glover Road
Milner, BC V0X 1T0

Luxury Travel Ltd to Seek Growth with New Office and Travel Products in Central Vietnam

Luxury Travel Vietnam has just opened a new office in Danang, in anticipation of an influx of visitors to the coastal city.

Hanoi, Vietnam, June 27, 2012 - Luxury Travel Vietnam ( has just opened a new office in Danang, in anticipation of an influx of visitors to the coastal city. Luxury Travel’s new Danang office will be located at 38 Hai Phong Street, near the Han River Bridge.

Luxury Travel has launched numerous travel products in central Vietnam for targeting short haul holidaymakers.

“We have launched a new concierge hotline phone number +84932449777 for our customers who can call us at around the clock for any assistance while holidaying in Centre Vietnam. We are proud of being the very first to open our own office to tap into the increased luxury demand and serve discerning travelers and holidaymakers to Central Vietnam, with more personalized services at the most competitive prices.” said Link Doan, Marketing Executive of Luxury Travel Ltd.”

Luxury Travel is offering 10% discount for all central Vietnam tours for travelers book and pay online on the official website of the company at

Opened in 2004, Luxury Travel Ltd ( is the first luxury tour operator and DMC specializing in the art of travel for serving today’s most sophisticated travelers in Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand. It boats a fleet of luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors and serves thousands of high-end travelers every year. The company’s depth of experience and large in frastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “Best Luxury Tour Operator”

Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444

It’s Another Contemporary Jazz Home Run for Project Grand Slam with The Joyfully Melodic and Grooving ‘Spring Dance’

When is the last time a jazz ensemble named after the nefarious scheme of a James Bond villain packed such a solidly melodic and grooving punch?

Hollywood, CA, June 27, 2012 - Project Grand Slam, named by leader Robert Miller as a play on “Goldfinger”’s plan to steal all the gold from Fort Knox, is probably the first—and he and PGS are up to plenty of melodic and grooving wonder this summer on Spring Dance, their explosive new album on Cakewalk Records.

The collection’s lead track is its title tune, an upbeat, feel-good, winner penned by Miller. Miller’s other songs include the Joe Zawinal tribute “Joe Z,” a high energy blast that brings to mind the fiery fusion magic of Weather Report, complete with exotic chanting and old school keyboards; the sensual and elegant soprano sax led ballad “Ma Petite Fleur,” a piece Miller dedicates to his wife and that he calls his favorite on the collection; the brass-fired, classic blues-funk explosion “Catch You Later”; and “Flat Busted,” an in-the-pocket, mid tempo grooving urban jazz tune featuring Gilad Ronen’s hypnotic flute runs.

Ronen and Joye Hennessey’s “Remember” is featured first as a dramatic and soulful, longing romantic vocal (highlighted by strings and an emotional sax solo) and, as a coda to Spring Dance, a thoughtful and reflective instrumental that evolves into a percussive, easy rolling, rhythmically engaging samba. Ronen also composed the ambient, slightly melancholy ballad “The Turn,” which featured a smoky sax melody and soaring horn textures.

The band also covered the old Hollie’s hit, “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother”. Says Miller: “Joye did an incredible job with the song, almost like Mariah Carey singing jazz!”.

The eclectic nine-track collection is the follow-up release to PGS’ critically acclaimed 2008 debut, Play, which included the Top 20 jazz radio hit “The Captain Of Her Heart” (sung by Judie Tzuke). Five of the tracks from Play, along with the band itself (with Miller having a speaking part), were prominently featured in an episode of the hit NBC-TV series “Lipstick Jungle,” starring Brooke Shields. PGS did several live performances at clubs in NYC in addition to a charity show for the Ronald McDonald House.

For the new album Miller invited Mike Eckroth, keyboardist for guitar legend John Scofield, and alto sax man Danny Lerman to complement the core trio. After a few days of rehearsal, the new lineup of PGS convened in the studio and nailed the basic tracks in a week, with most songs done in two or three takes. After some overdubs, Justin Smith was brought in to sweeten some of the tracks with strings. And Joye Hennessey added her soaring vocals.

Miller is a renowned solo artist. His debut project, Child’s Play (Wildcat Records 1994) included performances by Randy Brecker, Jon Lucien and Anton Fig; his follow up, Prisoners of Love (1996) was released on 32 Records, a label Miller co-founded that became famous in the late ‘90s for a series of “Jazz For…” compilation recordings (Jazz For a Rainy Afternoon, Jazz For The Quiet Time, etc.) that dominated the Billboard Jazz charts and sold well over one million units. His band, The Robert Miller Group, played at many major New York area clubs, graduating to the national festival circuit where they appeared with artists like Bruce Hornsby, Bela Fleck and Kenny Barron.

“The essence of where we are as a group, and where I am personally in my life, is captured in the title track of the album with its upbeat vibe,” says Miller. “It’s a feel good kind of piece with an uplifting melody, funky beat and elements of my jazz fusion background. We’re all about strong melodies and great playing. What excites me most is exciting the listener.”

Project Grand Slam official website:

For more information on Project Grand Slam, please contact Chip Schutzman: or 323-806-0400.

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

New up and coming Pop star, Irina releases her Single and Video “Something About You”

Irina Launches Debut Single "Something About You" on July 10th tith Remixes EP Due out Later this Summer

Los Angeles, CA, June 26, 2012 - Up and coming dance pop star Irina has prepared to make her mark in the music industry with her debut single “Something About You”. This upbeat dance song has it all – powerful vocals, a catchy hook, and danceable beats. Irina is an amazing vocalist and ready to show the world what she is made of with her unforgettable debut single and music video for “Something About You”. The new single will be available on iTunes July 10th and the brand new video will premiere on Irina’s own YouTube page on July 23rd.

Irina’s current musical journey ensued after the night she discovered the house and electro music scene while attending a few events in Miami. Inspired by her personal discovery of music and her roots in rock with a passion for Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Madonna and Michael Jackson, Irina was determined to incorporate the passion and energy to her own music. Thanks to her tightly honed chops and razor-sharp pop instincts, her music emerges as a dance-music powerhouse that lifts the listener to a more blissed-out dimension. The lead single “Something About You” pairs throbbing beats with brain-bending synth that’s both hypnotic and irresistibly dizzying. And with her taut, sensually charged vocals, she reveals both a dreamy pop sensibility and a dance-icon-worthy command of vocal texture and rhythm, “I want everyone to turn it up as loud as possible when they’re driving fast down the freeway and just feel that amazing positive energy,” says Irina. “It’s all I’ve ever dreamed of my whole life. What can be better than giving people the joy and freedom to express themselves during my song? That’s just AMAZING.” Irina’s powerful vocals and the catchy hook will have you humming the track and wanting more. Irina gracefully delivers a bend of blissful pop, a little rock and the bombast of modern electronic dance music to her debut single.

In her new video for “Something About You” Irina proves that not only does she have the voice, but she has the sex appeal and stage presence that captures an audience and has them coming back for more. For her debut video, Irina teamed up with the famous choreographer Mickey Minden (Pussycat Dolls) and enlisted renowned director Dustin Robertson whose credits include Madonna, Mariah, J-Lo and Lady Gaga, just to name a few. With the best in the industry at her side, Irina is ready to show the world what she was meant to do. Irina’s vision not only includes making music, but creating a stage show that combines stunning choreography with ravishing costumes (a must for the fashion-crazed singer, who regards designers like Jitrois, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Tom Ford, and Fendi, with unwavering reverence).

Originally hailing from Moscow -this now Miami resident has prepared all her life to share her true passion by studying dance and music from a very young age. However, despite her formidable talents and boundless support from her “very cultured, very intellectual” family, she ended up studying global economics and psychology. Following her years of education she pursued a career as a therapist, which enabled her to partly fulfill her lifelong desire to “bring happiness to people,” Irina ultimately took to the “dance-music mecca” of Miami to follow through with her long-simmering pop ambitions.

For upcoming announcements, tour dates and more, check out Irina at: and be sure to check her out on facebook at

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323 806-0400

Cities Planet Retains Black Dog Promotions to Manage Social Media and Publicity for its Network of websites including

Black Dog Promotions announced that it is now representing Cities Planet and it's network of websites as publicist and social media marketing consultant.

Scottsdale, AZ, June 27, 2012 - Black Dog Promotions announced that it is now representing Cities Planet and it's network of websites as publicist and social media marketing consultant.

Cities Planet ( ) is an online advertising media and marketing venture established to represent a network of over 100 websites across the country and internationally. Cities Planet manages all of the sales, marketing and advertising functions across the network of sites and procures both national and local partnerships.

The Cities Planet Network of 100 plus cities represents 50 states, an International city, in England,, and soon to be launched . Their cities range in size from small upscale communities to large metropolitan areas.

Fred Mercaldo, Managing Partner of Cities Planet stated, “As we continue our international expansion of websites having the social media, publicity and business development expertise of Black Dog Promotions provides us a turn key solution to market or communities and our advertisers. We look forward to a long and successful partnership.”

Black Dog Founder, Scott Kelly commented, “We are excited to be working with Cities Planet, and their market leading network of local city websites including Targeted, local online communities provide an excellent opportunity for advertisers and Cities Planet is poised to be a major player in the market”

About Black Dog Promotions:
Black Dog Promotions builds "Buzz". They use their blend of publicity, viral marketing and social media to generate massive exposure for companies, websites, causes or events. They have a broad network of media contacts and social media connections that generate broad based exposure. Details on the company’s services can be found at

Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions
9920 S. Rural Rd., Ste 108
Tempe, AZ 85284

Reverse Aging-Grow Younger Live Longer!

Fred Smith launches blog site to introduce exciting formulation for Reverse Aging along with products that do not contain harmful ingredients.

Reno, NV, June 25, 2012 - Fred Smith launches new blog site introducing great product line that are carcinogen free, non toxic and contain no harmful ingredients. Our newest introduction is a formulation called TS-X.

The 2009 Nobel Prize that was awarded for discoveries in Telomere science has opened the eyes of scientists, researchers, and tens of millions around the world. Fred Smith says it has given hope for what many believe may be the single greatest discovery in the history of human health. Reverse Aging-Grow younger live longer.

Smith says that the dream of the fountain of youth was always a fantasy but now many believe it will soon be a reality. Aging is not a disease but a compilation of degenerative conditions of which “90% are environmental and only 10% genetic, says Dr. Aubrey de Grey PhD, theoretician in the field of gerontology.

TS-X is a ground breaking formula based on brand new ideas and concepts that were discovered and submitted to the 2009 Nobel prize for medicine. Smith says TS-X is the power to reverse the look and feel of aging!

If you are interested in products that are toxin free Fred Smith is able to assist your needs. Fred Smith can be reached at 775 826 8509 or online at: or my blog

Fred Smith
Reno, NV 89503
775 826 8509