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BON Cloud calls publishers and broadcasters to bid to publish China content for profit

Beijing, China, Jul-19-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BON Cloud is calling publishers and broadcasters from around the world to bid to publish China content for profit. Fill your rundown/spot with high quality compelling content from China cities, companies and organizations, from localizing and distributing BON Cloud videos, maximize the value of your time slot and media resource.

To get started, browse our video http://premium.bon-cloud.net/staff-picks and tell us: info@bon-cloud.com how you could distribute the content with your media resource.

BON Cloud is a China content supply platform that features stories from a whole range of topics including travel, CSR, arts, business, technology etc., Once a story or event which needs to be broadcasted internationally has been posted to BON Cloud, it can be expeditiously processed into broadcast-ready programming or raw broadcast quality media content which can in turn be accessed by publishers and channel broadcasters around the world.

Connect with China business entities via the content, maximize the value of your media platform! And helps more Chinese companies go global.

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“Your Best Age Now” by Dr. Robi Ludwig Redefines Middle-Age

Nashville, Tennessee, 2017-Jan-20 — /EPR MEDIA NEWS/ — Dr. Robi Ludwig’s book Your Best Age is Now, gives insight about how to rediscover personal vibrancy and growth during mid-life.

Your Best Life is Now by Dr. Robi Ludwig is more relevant to the middle-aged woman today than ever. With careers, families, and the demands of life, women in their middle age are re-framing this period of their life. We live in a youth-obsessed culture where we fear that our best days are slipping away from us. Dr. Ludwig flips this notion on its head. Middle age has gone from something to avoid, to an era of personal rebirth and reevaluation.

Your Best Age Is Now provides the guidance you need to reject the status quo, become more “you” than ever before, and find the kind of happiness you never thought possible. This book is pertinent for those in mid-life, but also applicable to all stages of life.

“In this revolutionary and riveting book, Robi Ludwig brilliantly helps women break through the disabling myths we’ve been fed about mid-life. She redefines it, using science and inspiring stories from her practice, empowering us to enjoy this truly fantastic time of life.”

-Lisa Bloom, civil rights attorney, legal analyst for NBC News and Avvo.com, and New York Times bestselling author of Think.

Dr. Robi Ludwig is a nationally known psychotherapist and award-winning reporter. She has been appearing in broadcast media since 1997 and is sought after for her psychological insights on a wide range of topics. Dr. Ludwig has experience in counseling people with depression; she has treated all forms of mental illness, substance abuse, grieving, sexual identity issues, job stress, emotional and sexual abuse problems as well as the more common social and parenting issues.

Dr. Ludwig’s academic credentials include a doctorate in psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University; she holds a post-masters certificate in advanced clinical work from Hunter College, a master’s degree in social work from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Cedar Crest College. She lives in New York with her husband and two children.

Contact-Details:
Mark Turner
mark.turner@abramsartny.com

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BON Cloud’s China-Europe block train video stories help to connect Central-Southern Europe with China

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BEIJING, 16-Sep-2016 — /EPR MEDIA NEWS/ — The biggest story coming out of China today is the launching of the Silk Road on Rails: China-Europe block trains that carry goods across the globe. The proposal to establish China-Europe railroads surprised even the most experienced of rail industry players, yet thousands of trains now traverse these tracks annually.

Telefriuli SpA, the Italian broadcaster, exclusively aired the video series across Italy’s northeastern regions of Friuli Venezia and Eastern Veneto during the first week of September 2016. Telefriuli SpA was set up in 1974 in the North East of Italy. With more than 40 years of history it is also the region’s longest-running broadcast channel.

Today, as certified by Auditel, Telefriuli is by far the most-watched broadcaster in Friuli Venezia Giulia and in Eastern Veneto, and offers its viewers a rich schedule ranging from information to entertainment.

Of the videos. Telefruili Director, Daniele Paroni, said “I think it is crucial for Europe and for China to have a “physical” link which allows more and more narrow and intense social and economic relations between these two global players. In the videos there was a brilliant comparison between the silk road and the rail which links China and Europe.”

The China-Europe rail route is the longest in the world covering almost 10,000 kilometres in total.

Referring to BON Cloud, the producer and distributor of the China-Europe block train video series, Ms Paroni continued, “Telefriuli wants to retrace Marco Polo’s steps, showing to our audience the brilliant productions [BON Cloud is] sending us which also helps to connect Central-Southern Europe with China. Now that we have established this important relationship – BON Cloud and Telefriuli – we really want to continue this journey together, to enable us to achieve mutual satisfaction and knowledge.”

The first block train left Zhengzhou for Hamburg on July 18th, 2013, connecting people along the Silk Road and shortening the distance between continents. The 12-day, six-country journey posed challenges: would European companies welcome the new trade route? Would the cargo be secure? Would the project even be practical?

The trans-Eurasia rail trip began as a once-a-month event but China soon realized it required partners to make it successful. With partners on board, Hamburg became the forerunner. The German port city now serves as both a departure and destination point for the China-Europe block trains.

This project has lowered the cost of transportation significantly and commerce is thriving. There is no doubt about the initiative’s acceptance. The service currently transports goods several times a week from China, the Republic of Korea and Japan, as well as European countries such as Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain. With the growing success of the initiative, the development of additional European destinations is in the pipeline.

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Where2Golf Celebrates 10th Anniversary as Golf’s Ultimate Online Information Source

LONDON, England, February 16, 2015 — /EPR MEDIA NEWS/ — Where2Golf.com is celebrating its 10th anniversary as the ultimate online information source for the game of golf where golfers can ‘discover the best’ in golf travel and refer to its vast library of golf facts, figures and images.

Whilst first and foremost a comprehensive guide to the finest golf courses and the top golf destinations in the world, Where2Golf also houses an encyclopaedia of golf information covering international tournaments, both professional and amateur, a Who’s Who of golf, from the world’s best professionals to some of golf’s best course designers, as well as a golf dictionary that explains the game’s unique terminology.

Where2Golf began as a hobby back in 2002 for site founders, Nigel Butler and Suzanne Lenaerts, but it was three years later when they quit corporate life and committed themselves fulltime to expanding Where2Golf that it began to crystallize into the complete golf resource that it is today.

The professional development of the website started in 2005 with the couple visiting golf destinations and playing golf courses around the globe to ensure that their content was tried, tested and true and that the information they were providing was as accurate and objective as it could be.

“Nigel and I realised that if we were going to take on the huge task of growing Where2Golf into one of the world’s most complete golf guide we needed to devote 100% of our time to the project,” explains Suzanne. “ We gave up our jobs and began by seeking out and playing what most golfers would describe as the “best” golf courses on the planet. The Where2Golf resource you see today is the culmination of our combined experience of playing, assessing and covering over 4,500 golf courses over the last 10 years, from Europe to America, Australasia to Africa”.

As the content grew, so the website traffic grew.

Testament to the reputation the site has gained as a credible and reliable course reviewer, Where2Golf now generates an impressive 90,000 views per month and rising.

Though not exhaustive, this unique resource represents a wide and rich selection of courses that the general consensus of travelling golfers all over the world would want to play. To keep Where2Golf live, course reviews and new golfing destinations are added to and updated regularly. Turkey for example has recently been included in the golf destinations section.

The golf course reviews are based on Nigel’s and Suzanne’s assessment of three main aspects of a course: the quality of the design and layout, the conditioning and presentation and the attractiveness of the setting. The quality of the clubhouse, practice ground and associated facilities above and beyond the golf course are not factored into the ratings.

Another unique feature of the website is its high quality maps that feature all the courses Where2Golf covers. These maps are a powerful tool when planning a golf trip and mean that golfers can identify their preferred location boasting several great courses while basing themselves centrally. A quick click on each course details nearby recommended hotels whilst ‘Stay & Play’ courses are also indicated.

The encyclopaedia section of Where2Golf is as comprehensive as its golf course coverage.

In the Tournaments category, the results of all the top professional tournaments on the PGA, European, LPGA, LET, Asian and Seniors Tours are covered as well as the top amateur (both men and ladies) scene. Incredibly this coverage goes back as far as 1860.

The Who’s Who category  not only includes the world’s top players but also celebrated golf course designers, golf journalists and club makers and many other golf “celebrities”. Biographies of each individual are listed as well as golfing achievements and their contribution to the world of golf.

Finally a dictionary on the site explains the meaning of the terminology used in the game and offers the first steps in trying to demystify what the sport is about and making it more understandable and approachable.

After 10 years in the making, Where2Golf really is the most comprehensive one-stop shop for travelling golfers.

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Author: Heady Public Relations, England
For further information on Where2Golf, please contact Suzanne Lenaerts
E: theoffice@where2golf.com
 

Notes to Editors 

•  Where2Golf is online golf resource featuring

•  Course reviews
•  World’s top golfing destinations
•  Tournament results around the world
•  Who’s Who of golf
•  Dictionary of golfing terminology

•  Around 4,500 course reviews broken down into:

•  Europe:  +/- 1500 courses in 26 countries
•  North America: +/- 2000 courses
•  Australasia: +/- 250 courses
•  Asia: +/- 600 covering China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand
•  Africa: +/- 150 covering Middle East, South Africa and Mauritius

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Elaine Feuer’s To Gently Leave This Life: The Right To Die

Physician-assisted death is legal in four states in the U.S. and in three countries in Europe. In 2012, two court cases involving assisted death have set the stage for new international precedents regarding euthanasia legislation worldwide. In Canada, Gloria Taylor, who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease, was granted the right to die by British Columbia’s Supreme Court. Canada’s federal government is appealing the decision. In Britain, “locked-in” patient Tony Nicklinson pleaded his case to Britain’s High Court but was denied the right to die despite the tortured nightmare that was his existence. For people who are suffering from a terminal or incurable illness, the option of a peaceful passing is the issue at the forefront of modern society. Assessing the quality of life, and allowing patients who suffer from debilitating pain and dependence on others to gently leave this life, gives people a dignified alternative. Read To Gently Leave This Life to learn what you need to know about end-of-life decisions.

Elaine Feuer’s critically acclaimed exposé, Innocent Casualties: The FDA’s War Against Humanity, is now available with 2012 Updates at
www.elainefeuer.com.

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EYES IN Magazine™ (MagBook) Issue 19 features the World’s Most Innovative Creators including architect professor Ben van Berkel, vocalist Krishna Das, astronaut Jerry L. Ross, ex-Navy Seal, founder and CEO of TRX Suspension Training Program – Randy Hetrick and artist and technology fashion designer, Amy Winters

Vivian Van Dijk, Editor-in-Chief and President of EYES IN Magazine™ (Periodic Publication), introduces another captivating issue of her critically acclaimed EYES IN Magazine™. Each creator is interviewed about their life, profession, thirst for innovation, inspirational milestones and how their work evolves or revolutionizes the world over time. Snippets of these interviews include:

Architecture/Design: Innovative Creator, Architect & Designer Professor Ben van Berkel

“My mother took me to Venice one time and showed me all the houses where famous composers used to live. It gave me a fascination for music and the city, but also for architecture. It was a valuable lesson.”

Film/Music: A Bridge between Souls: “One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das”

“Meditation, yoga and the wisdom teachings have given me tools to begin retraining my mind away from reactiveness and smallminded views, towards a more stable connection to a deeper, subtler appreciation of life.”

Science/Technology: Jerry L. Ross – America’s Spacewalker

“I do think we will have a group of people living on the moon, conducting experiments and mining for materials for us to use on Earth.”

Health/Beauty: Randy Hetrick- The TRX Challenge: Taking Fitness to the Next Level

“I’ve always been a bit of an agitator for productive change, so finding solutions to problems that present themselves has always been a part of my nature.”

Fashion/Technology: Harnessing Technology for Fashion: Amy Winters

“I think if some of the different minds and disciplines start talking and working together, better products, processes and ideas could be executed.”

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New Release of EYES IN™ Magazine/MagBook™ Issue 18 featuring the World’s Most Innovative Creators & their Masterpieces

Vivian Van Dijk, Editor-in-Chief and President of EYES IN™, introduces another captivating issue of her critically acclaimed EYES IN™ Magazine/MagBook™. By uncovering the world’s most innovative contributors, Vivian Van Dijk inspires and creates a compelling and informative community of influential people from around the globe. Issue 18 features creators from countries ranging from the U.S., Denmark and England. EYES IN™ Magazine/MagBook™ interviews global innovators and provides new and thought-provoking insights into their lives, work and masterpieces. Our EYES IN Magazine™/MagBook™ sales outlets can be viewed at www.eyesin.com/magazine. Access to EYES IN™ just got easier with our new Kindle Edition App available for Android free at Amazon.com – http://amzn.to/10FwejR.

Each creator in the EYES IN™ Magazine/MagBook™ is interviewed about their life, profession, thirst for innovation, inspirational milestones and how their work evolves or revolutionizes the world over time. Snippets of these interviews include:

EYES IN™ Music: Ryan Egan and The Ugly Club- Indie music band
“I think music and art becomes innovative at the point of complete immersion in all of your influences, where you aren’t always consciously pulling inspiration from any one thing but from all of your collective experiences. The Ugly Club may not be a soul band but no doubt I’m always channeling some Prince.”

EYES IN™ Health: Patricia Ruiz-FlyGym- Practitioner and owner of Moving Strength Studio
“The hammocks provide a sense of support for students who would not normally be able to do certain moves due to injury or lack of strength. We have kept several people out of back surgery by doing Pilates, stretching and balance work on foam rollers. I have seen people with neuropathy in the leg return to the ski slopes through Pilates work.”

EYES IN™ Technology: Reed Timmer- Meteorologist and Storm Chaser
“My mom always said if you do what you love for a living, and follow your passion, you’ll never truly ‘work’ a day in your life. That’s true for the storm chasing part, but it sure does take a substantial amount of work and major sacrifices to make a living out of it.”

EYES IN™ Artists: Ivan Markovic- Artist and Sculptor
“On Valentine’s Day, 2002, I quickly improvised a flower with paper taken from a sketchbook. Thus, through an expression of love, I discovered my passion for sculpting with paper.”

Furthermore, Issue 18 of EYES IN™ Magazine/MagBook™ engages readers in stories about famous fashion designer Tory Burch whose original designs are easy to wear and versatile enough for the wardrobes of working divas, soccer moms and socialites, about culinary arts creator Nigella Lawson whose cooking style is larger than life and about the brilliant, innovative architect Zaha Hadid who showcases her latest exhilarating architectural designs.

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Can Obama outlast Mugabe?

President Barrack Obama will be sworn in as United States president to serve his second and final term on January 21. A month later, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, in power since 1980, will be celebrating his 89th birthday.

The two may be words apart, one leading the most powerful nation on earth and the other, a pariah that no one wants to be associated with. But while Obama will be out in four years, no one knows when Mugabe will leave the scene, hence the question: Can Obama outlast Mugabe?

Ten years ago Mugabe was considered the most evil man after Saddam Hussein of Iraq and Osama bin Laden of Al Qaeda.

Saddam Hussein was hunted down and captured by United States troops and was executed in December 2006.

Osama was also killed by United States special troops in May 2011 and his body was buried at sea.

But Mugabe lives on. It is not that the United States has not tried to get rid of him. It has, but not as brazenly as it pursued Saddam and Osama.

It tried to use Mugabe’s rivals in the opposition and within his own party, the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front. It used sanctions but they have only hurt the ordinary Zimbabwean worse. The United States could have overrun Zimbabwe in seconds if it wished to. So, how did Mugabe survive?

This 10 000-word kindle book entitled: Can Obama outlast Mugabe- explains why and how Mugabe has survived.

It shows how against all odds, Mugabe survived his biggest Western foes: President George Bush of the United States, Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain and Prime Minister John Howard of Australia. He has even survived his own so-called kingmaker, Solomon Mujuru.

Mugabe was under siege when Obama came to office in 2009. Obama stunned everyone especially the republicans when he beat Matt Romney to win his second term. Can he beat Mugabe?

This book gives the reason why Mugabe has survived it all. It gives the only plausible explanation of how the Zimbabwean President has survived even when he had given up.

You can also borrow the book from Kindle library.

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pixelhose.com Announces Second Writing Competition with $1000 in Total Author Prizes

pixelhose.com announced today its second writing competition in two categories: Fiction and Non-Fiction.

The fiction category is intended as primarily a short story contest, although authors are encouraged to also submit one act plays, or other experimental compositions. The non-fiction category includes personal essays, memoires, sociopolitical opinions, and travel stories, not including reviews. All English language submissions, in any genre, are eligible. However, submissions with pornographic theme, hate speech, or those that may be classified as personal or institutional rants will not be considered.

There are three prizes in each category, $300, $150, and $50, for a total of $1000 in author prizes. The contest is fee to enter. Previously published material and simultaneous submissions are permitted.

Asked about the first contest, Bob Dourandish had this to say: “Our first writing competition was successful beyond our own wildest hopes! We received over 1000 entries from 11 countries, many of which were compelling and extremely well-written pieces. While it is now becoming more common, pixelhose was the first publisher to use social as an integral part of a writing contest. As the result, our authors found new readers, beyond their own base of friends-and-family, which can only enhance their careers.”

“Furthermore,” Dourandish continued, “we are extremely excited to report that we will be publishing a collection of the best entries in our first writing competition in the very near future – so look for it soon!”

All entries must be made via email to write2@pixelhose.com. No physical submissions are accepted. Deadline to enter is Thursday, February 28, 2013. For complete details see pixelhose.com.

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Five year print partnership for Balreed and global golf tournament

Balreed to provide all print technology and support to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships for the fifth year running.

It may be known to many professional golfers as the ‘Home of Golf’ but to Balreed, St. Andrews Golf Course is a ‘home away from home’.

Once again Balreed has been chosen by the organisers of the world-renowned golf championship, played at St Andrews, as the official supplier of print and document technology.

This is the fifth year the event will rely on Balreed throughout the four-day tournament to provide and support print, copy and scan devices to media tents, European tour offices and tournament offices across all three courses that the event plays on.

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is a magnet for golfers from every corner of the world. It has a unique format and incorporates two separate competitions – an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers with a US$5 million prize fund, and a team competition which features some of the most celebrated amateur golfers playing alongside the professionals.

Lee Westwood leads the British challenge for the title this year, and many of the world’s leading international players will be there to compete with him. In the amateur ranks the playing roster is sure to include some of the biggest names from the world of entertainment, sport and business. Michael Douglas, Samuel L Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Hugh Grant and Dennis Quaid have all shared the fairways in previous years with sporting greats like Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Bobby Charlton, Boris Becker, Ian Botham, Ruud Gullit, Johan Cruyff and Nigel Mansell so expectations of the 2012 field are very high.

The tournament starts on Thursday 4th October and will play over three championship Scottish courses: The Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.

Balreed’s support extends to all three courses and staff will be on site throughout the build-up and the tournament itself to help organisers prepare and manage the event.

Balreed’s Managing Director Robin Stanton-Gleaves commented: “When we were first selected to provide print support to the event five years ago we were thrilled, and even more so to be invited back the following year, it was a testament to our hard work. So to still be the chosen print partner five years later is a sincere compliment to all the Balreed team and we will continue to do what we have been doing which is careful planning and precise execution, providing service to the highest standard to ensure the tournament runs smoothly.”

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Balreed to host Print Workshops and Seminars at Business 2012 Event

Business 2012 is a new event taking place at London’s O2 on the 18th, 19th and 20th March. Confirmed headline speakers include Sir Richard Branson and Lord Alan Sugar, two of the UK’s most respected and well-known entrepreneurs, and the whole event is designed to provide business leaders with the opportunity to learn how to grow and develop their organisation.

There is a huge programme of workshops and seminars at the event and Balreed will be exclusively hosting the official printing solution workshops and seminars for the thousands of visitors that are expected. Our workshops will cover 4 key areas:

Workshop 1: Print strategies for new business
Workshop 2: Optimising your print infrastructure
Workshop 3: Managed Print Services
Workshop 4: The commercial advantage of a print strategy

In addition on stand B34 and B44 Balreed will be showing live demonstrations of the latest print management, scanning and print workflow systems as well as explaining how Balreed’s Managed Print Services can help businesses control the cost of printing.

Gary Downey, Group Marketing Director at Balreed, said: “Being part of Business 2012 is very exciting as it gives us a great opportunity to show how Balreed can help new start-ups and more mature businesses control their costs whilst optimising their print capabilities.”

“How a business produces and manages documents should be a crucial consideration for any organisation, especially in the current climate, but surprisingly it is so often over-looked by business leaders. Through our exclusive workshops and seminars, visitors to Business 2012 can learn the many commercial benefits of a print strategy, assess how well they are currently performing in this area and what good looks like, and follow simple steps to optimise the infrastructure they have already. We have seen a massive growth in interest in our Managed Print Services and Remote Managed Print Services so we will also host workshops dedicated to these in which we will explain what an MPS is and how an organisation can use an MPS strategy to gain a real competitive advantage.” Balreed’s workshops and seminars have been tailored to suit any size or type of business and a full schedule of what takes place each day can be found on the Business 2012 site:http://www.business2012.com.

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Inaugural Survey of Photo Buying Professionals Is Now Underway

PhotoResearch.info (http://www.PhotoResearch.info) – has launched it’s first survey for the year, asking photo buyers from all sectors of the stock photography industry, to share their thoughts, feedback and expectations. Organisers are expecting strong participation based on trends in this troubles & rapidly changing industry. Over 100 commercial photo buyers registered for the survey in the first week, and many more are expected to take part in the next few weeks.

This 2011 survey promises to provide the data needed for both independent photographers and stock photo libraries to understand changing expectations and desires of photo buyers, identify emerging trends and help them anticipate and adapt.

“The Stock Photography industry has been in a state of flux for many years now, and just when we thought it was settling down, it appears we might be headed in a full circle,” explained Brad Stephens, PRI director. “Over the last 12 months we’ve seen a lot of trends with pricing and licensing and that just don’t fit the pattern of previous years, and some are more like what we’d have expected 10 years ago. Of course in other areas, the industry is breaking new ground every month, so it’s an exciting time to be on the cutting edge as it were.”

Matt Brading, founder of OzImages International, reflected, “This sort of survey really helps all industry participants. It’s the kind of information that photographers can use improve many aspects of their businesses, from the subjects they shoot, the way they photograph them, right through to the marketing methods they use to get those images noticed. And when the photographers are doing a better job of it, it makes the Photo Buyer’s job significantly easier as well!”

It only takes a few minutes to take part in the survey. Photo buyers can login at http://www.PhotoResearch.info and select the 2011 Photo Buyers Survey.

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First Ever Tool Bar for Writers

Canadian writer and web site manager Rowdy Rhodes of the Freelance Writing Organization – Int’l (FWO) (www.fwointl.com) has astounded the writing resource world by creating the first ever tool bar specifically for writers. Completely compatible with both IE7 and FF browsers, Instant Writing Resources (IWR) provides full access to the thousands of writing resources hosted by the FWO all with a single click of a button. The software is being released as freeware for any and all that might be interested in or currently making a living at writing.

Mr. Rhodes seized upon the opportunity when he came across an online community service system, Conduit, which provides the core engine for the tool bar and the ability to custom design a bar for the FWO. This is turn became the launch pad for IWR as it blasts off into cyberspace.

Brian Wilson, owner of the FWO, comments: “We live in an age when individuals are strapped for time due to work and family commitments, and this can often stifle creativity. Mr. Rhodes is a great example of adapting to this environment and providing a tool that will assist writers, journalists, authors, playwrights, and wordsmiths in general. He has not only been creative with accessing our system resources through the use of the IWR, he has also provided entertainment value by adding in online chat rooms, games, a radio station for writers, and a number of other fabulous options. I’m really very pleased to have Mr. Rhodes on our team, extremely impressed with the Instant Writing Resource Tool Bar and proud to be able to participate in its success.”

By thinking like a writer and combining his online experience, Mr. Rhodes divided the tool bar into the four most important areas that writers need instant access to:

1) How-to write resources (which the FWO has specialized in providing since 1999),

2) An employment search system linking a variety of providers together,

3) A library of Amazon books about learning how to write,

4) A socializing, entertainment area and even Writers Radio.

The tool bar took him 7 weeks to create.

Mr. Rhodes says: “Finding reliable writing resources is a difficult task these days. Everyone and his brother are touting they are writers or want to become writers. The jump in the need for how-to-write resources provides an opportunity for us to give back to the community something (the Instant Writing Resource Tool Bar) that is invaluable.”

The IWR is freeware without malware, spyware, or adware. It is simply what it claims to be; it’s a fast, reliable access tool to thousands of high quality writing resources. The tool bar can be found by going to their download page:

http://www.fwointl.com/instant_writing_resources_tb.html

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“The Writer Within You,” Will Help Grandma Or Grandpa Fulfill That Long-Cherished Dream Of Writing Their Own Book

An admittedly unscientific survey of 100 shoppers at each of two major shopping malls (Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ and International Mall in Tampa, FL) found that shoppers chose grandma and grandpa as the most difficult family members to choose a gift for.

Most indicated that these older folks had filled all of their physical needs over the course of their lifetimes and required little or no more as they grew older. For some respondents, a spinster aunt or an older bachelor uncle or brother posed an equally difficult gift choice.

Among the most popular gifts selected were an interesting book or a very personal memento like a photograph of grandkids or an evening out for dinner with members of the immediate family. The choice of a book was not surprising since several national polls have indicated that books are among the top five preferred gifts this year.

Combining that statistic with the finding by the Gallup Polling Organization that 81% of mature American adults actually dream of writing a book, The Writer Within You becomes a perfect gift for grandparents.

The book is subtitled A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing in Your Retirement Years. This latest work by author Charles Jacobs has been selected as one of the Best Books of the Year by seven prestigious publishing groups, including ForeWord Magazine, USABookNews and Indie Awards. It is published by Caros Books of Woodcliff Lake, NJ.

Readers are shown how to write and move their thoughts into print, whether in a memoir for the family or a how-to book based on the knowledge they gained during their active work careers or the skills they attained as hobbyists. The book also covers the basics of writing and publishing a novel and several other genres. It has been hailed in numerous five-star reviews for both its clear instruction and the lengthy list of resources provided in the appendix to help novice writers.

The Writer Within You is available at all bookstores, including Amazon, B&N and Borders.com or on the web at www.retireandwrite.com.

More information and photos of the book cover and the author are available for the press on the Press Room page of Jacobs’ web site www.retirement-writing.com.

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The European Business Awards Have Unveiled The Companies And Individuals Selected As Finalists To Receive The Prestigious Ruban d’Honneur In 2009

The European Business Awards have unveiled the companies and individuals selected to receive the prestigious Ruban d’Honneur in 2009.

Ninety-nine leading businesspeople and organisations made it onto the winners list, which recognises excellence and innovation in European enterprise.

“This has been an eventful year for the European business community. While some might have focused on pessimistic economic forecasts, our winners have chosen to respond with a blend of inventiveness and industry that has defied the downturn,” said Adrian Tripp, Chief Executive of the European Business Awards.

“Clearly it is not all doom and gloom out there. Despite challenging trading conditions, the European Community is home to a raft of small, medium and large business success stories.”

With a combined turnover of €573billion, the 2009 Ruban d’Honneur winners seem set to buck the economic trend. According to statistics gathered by the European Business Awards, this year’s nominees recorded an average annual profit growth of 56%.

“These awards revolve around business success, entrepreneurialism, innovation and ethics – all concepts we strongly believe in promoting. This year’s entrants have demonstrated to us that the European business scene is still very much alive,” said Isidoro Unda, CEO of leading global credit insurer Atradius.

B.G. Srinivas, Senior Vice President and Member of Executive Council at Infosys, a global leader in the next generation of IT and consulting services, added: “The quality of entries this year despite the economic backdrop, have demonstrated a business environment in Europe that fosters talent management, gritty commercialisation and agility, that have enabled organisations to execute existing projects and in some cases completely re-engineer their business models for success.”

All ninety-nine Ruban d’Honneur recipients must now prepare to appear before a second judging panel of highly regarded academics, heads of state, industrialists, entrepreneurs and media commentators drawn from across the 27 member European States. The interviews will take place over two weeks between January and February 2009 at Atradius’ offices in Rome and the overall winners in each of ten categories will be announced at the Awards ceremony in Rome on 7th April 2009, in front of Europe’s top business leaders, politicians and media.

“The standard of entries is very high this year proving that European business is still very active and prospering. There are some remarkable companies in the running and choosing the overall winners from the final shortlist of ninety-nine is going to be an extremely difficult task for the judging panels,” said Jean Stephens, CEO of RSM International, one of the worlds largest auditing and consulting networks.

David Hardy, International Sales and Marketing Director at bigmouthmedia, Europe’s largest independent digital marketing agency, added: “This promises to be an exciting year for many companies. The new winners’ list is packed with success stories from organisations of all sizes, and it is clear that European business still has a lot to shout out about.”

Full European Business Awards Winners List available from the European Business Awards website.

About The European Business Awards
The European Business Awards is a self funding venture set up and run with the support of forward thinking organisations including: Atradius; RSM International, bigmouthmedia, Infosys and The Wall Street Journal Europe. Our supporters understand the importance of promoting and endorsing business success across the European Union for our long term prosperity.

About bigmouthmedia
Founded in 1997, bigmouthmedia is Europe’s largest independent digital marketingagency. With a team of over 200 staff across 13 offices in 10 countries on 3 continents, the company maximises exposure for major brands online through a variety of fully integrated digital marketing channels: PPC, Search Engine Optimisation, Online Media Planning, Affiliate Marketing, Social Networking, Brand Monitoring, Online PR and Web Analytics.

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Todocast Will Be Airing An Unusual Excavation In Hopes Of Closing The Cold Case File On The Murder Of Roger Dale Madison

TodoCast, the affordable portable live event video streaming system will be airing an unusual excavation in hopes of closing the cold case file on the December 14, 1968 murder of 16 year-old Roger Dale Madison. The dig, located near a section of the 23 Freeway at the Tierra Rejada overpass near Simi Valley, is a culmination of years of tireless detective work by the Los Angeles Police Department and the cooperation of many other law enforcement agencies. With the culprit already tried, convicted and deceased, the primary objective of the project is the recovery of the remains of one of California’s most allegedly prolific serial killers, nearly 40 years after the victim’s death.

TodoCast was contacted by the LAPD to provide live streaming video services coverage with their cutting edge, lightweight, mobile, satellite web-casting system. The uninterrupted broadcast will be provided free to the public via the web link http://www.TodoCast.tv/LAPDtv.

With the hope that this special event coverage will attract viewers who may be able to help solve other cases, such as homicides and missing children, TodoCast will be streaming live video of the archeological dig as it happens.

“We are honored to assist the Los Angeles Police Department with this case by providing high profile live video casting solutions, which will hopefully lead to additional clues and leads towards solving other missing children cases,” said Bryan Hill, TodoCast President. “The fact that our technology can be put to use for such an important cause is very rewarding.”

The TodoCast system delivers new, mobile technology designed for today’s need for immediate live news coverage with near broadcast quality video using a lightweight dish assembly that can be mounted on almost any vehicle. This format is the perfect answer for news organizations who want to reach the rapidly growing group of consumers who are choosing to receive their video supported news from online sources rather than traditional broadcast stations or networks. With the ability to stream video via satellite within five minutes from pushing a single button, the TodoCast system can provide breaking news from virtually anywhere at a fraction of the cost of using traditional expensive satellite uplink trucks.

About TodoCast
TodoCast is a complete turnkey solution for live video streaming over satellite, packaged into a user friendly and revenue generating system for professional videographers, event producers and organizations that deliver breaking news via the web. The TodoCast Content Distribution Network is also vertically integrated to provide TodoCast partners a pay-per-view and advertising engine that enables the them to promote and stream live events while generating revenue through paid viewers or advertising revenue. To learn more about TodoCast, visit http://www.TodoCast.tv

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EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

EPR Network has thousands of clients around the world including global 500 corporations like Hilton Hotels, Barclays Bank, AXA Insurance, Tesco UK, eBay/Skype, Emirates, just to name a few. The network’s PR web sites are currently reaching from 150,000 to sometimes 500,000 unique visitors per month while our viral reach could possibly go to as much as 1M people per month through our presence across various social media sites. EPR Network was established in 2004 and as of May 2008 it had more than 800,000 press releases (pages) published on its network.

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