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VidCon announces Featured Creators for first-ever VidCon Europe in Amsterdam

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AMSTERDAM, 02-Nov-2016 — /EPR MEDIA NEWS/ — VidCon (vidcon.com), the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creators, and industry professionals, today announced a teaser list of Featured Creators for the first-ever VidCon Europe, which will take place in Amsterdam, April 7-9, 2017, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

The inaugural VidCon Europe will include over 100 international, regional, and local Featured Creators whose content spans numerous online video verticals. During the event, these creators will collaborate to celebrate the industry of online video through connection, content, instruction, and hilarity. Highlights of VidCon Europe will include panels and performances from some of the following confirmed Featured Creators:

Hannah Hart
Mamrie Hart
Gigi Gorgeous
Swoozie
Andrea Russett
Benny & Rafi Fine
Fleur de Force
Freddie Wong
Joey Graceffa
Jon Cozart
– Oli White
Sarah Close
BibisBeautyPalace
Défano Holwijn
Julian Claßen
Scola Dondo

As guests continue to confirm their attendance at VidCon Europe, the Featured Creators list will regularly update at vidconeurope.com.

The long-awaited VidCon Europe — with its Australian counterpart, VidCon Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, September 9-10 — will welcome approximately 7,500 fans and creators, with a custom experience designed to celebrate the unique online video ecosystem of those regions.

VidCon programming and tickets follow a three-track format, designed to appeal to everyone from the most passionate fans to the biggest media companies. The Community Track engages attendees interested in experiencing the online video culture through Q&As, discussions, concerts, interviews, movie nights, meetups, signings, and games. The Creator Track serves attendees looking to make better content, grow their online presence, enter the industry, meet fellow creators, and learn the ins-and-outs of online video culture. The Industry Track features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars, and product demonstrations geared toward attendees working in the online video industry.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Having Taken the Internet by Storm Createlinkusa.com Is Launching a Month-Long Top Recruitment Strategy (August 15 through September 15, 2014)

For Award Winners Writers, Journalists, Fellows, and Interns To Staff Its Newsroom & Blog – Investors Welcomed: 8-12-2014

Forget Everything You Knew About the Internet & Online Browsing & Shopping Home-based in Massachusetts – This Website is The Newest Best Thing on the Internet Today!

With an idea, a telephone, and a computer network, new entrepreneur, Marie Y. Winfield is revolutionizing the internet and challenging major search engines, such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing, as well as Alexa Ranking. And based on its popularity among internet users and its exponentially increased traffic and engagement in its first year, createlinkusa.com stands alone as: What the Web Was Intended to Bring! Forget Facebook, YouTube, Amazon, EBay, and some of the biggest online news websites, U.S. and worldwide users, web designers, and online marketers, all agree that this website offers the most creative, innovative, and integrated approach to browsing and shopping on the internet and the worldwide web today.

In a safe and relaxing online setting, users enjoy shopping for unique products and items that cannot be found anywhere else in store or online. The site includes a Fashion Hub where visitors can browse the website Runway, purchase Red Carpet and New York-style fashion, designer gowns, cocktail and soiree dresses, and casual outfits designed by the website’s designer fashion, Jillian Winfield, a TMD graduate of the University of Rhode Island in Costume and Fashion Design. This Super Hero fashion designer is available to consult with clients on items to meet their style and taste, and she also works on location for theater and film projects.

The website’s Writing Services department offers a wide range of writing services, graphics, photo, and video production for businesses and individuals. Business plans, reports, speeches, dissertations, Grant proposals, news and blog articles, reviews, and webpage content can be produced on any subject, in any language, deadline from Coast to Coast. These services come with an extensive free library of literary, writing, and publishing resources, as well as free remote coaching to meet customers’ needs.

The website’s News-Views & Archives department is phenomenal and is likely to change how news and opinions are written and presented to readers online and in major newspapers, as well as through the electronic media. All news items are real, editor-produced and written for the on-the-go reader. The news is presented based on a print model of the Daily Show, and views and opinions are written with unique angles, and are objective but hard-hitting. The site’s Entertainment Page includes select games and video on the art, politics, science, culture, lifestyle, and events. The site’s Photo Gallery is a sports, art, celebrity, and culture and lifestyle enthusiasts’ hub with three pages of posters that can be customized for gifts and wall decor.

Invitations are now opened for the public to join the Website’s Philanthropic Circle in support of the company’s “Pass-it-Forward Crisis & Emergency Fund” for creative and project workers, such as writers, artists, designers, models and production crew, as well as low-wage workers, with a focus on new graduates, older workers, and those living away from their home base of support.

A limited number of investors will be accepted between now and December 15, 2014.
You may link in to this website via http://www.createlinkusa.com/

Contact Details: 17 Redspring Rd – Andover, MA 01810
888-388-7586
info@createlinkusa.com

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Mediaman Howard Needle Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary Of Alternative Solutions Media – A Unique Marketing Company That Brings Recovery Programs And People Suffering From Addiction Together

In June of 2011, media executive Howard Needle launched a company specifically focused on promoting rehabilitation and recovery to the addicted community. He realized that many people suffering from addiction are unwilling to check themselves into a facility, and the idea of self treatment with online support would be appealing to them. His company, Alternative Media Solutions, was founded on the premise that people suffering from addiction will respond to informative TV commercials and radio campaigns, and then visit an online site that offers support.

Tips and guidance on self-healing are provided on this site but also, descriptions of recovery programs and facilities—with video—can be viewed. What this achieves is that many people looking to self treat end up contacting a recovery facility or program and finding a much more effective treatment process.

“I am very proud of my company,” states founder and president, Howard Needle. “I knew there had to be a way to bring those who are addicted together with those who can really help them. Utilizing volume buying power and my relationships with media companies, I am able to provide recovery businesses with a complete media package at a significant discount, allowing them to reach more patients and help more people than they ever could have without the media campaign. I’ve reached my two year anniversary and I am here to stay.”

Needle has working relationships with media experts in every state,  and so is able to service clients from around the country. Top quality videos that highlight the recovery facilities are also placed online for potential patients to watch. Needle and his team serve clients of various sizes and budgets. Quotes for media campaigns are provided at no charge, and can be localized, regional or national.

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DIRECT2TV $1,000 Scholarship Contest Ending June 1, 2013!

The deadline for entries to Direct2tv.com’s first ever scholarship contest, the “Media and Technology Blogging Scholarship” is quickly approaching. The scholarship, focusing on the connection between media and technology, ends on Saturday, June 1 at 5 p.m.

The “Media and Technology Blogging Scholarship” is a $1,000 scholarship open to all high school seniors graduating or earning a GED between May 1, 2013 and August 1, 2013. Applicants must be enrolled as a freshman in an accredited 2-year or 4-year college or university in the fall 2013 semester.

To apply before the June 1, 2013 deadline, applicants must write a blog post that answers the following questions:
• What draws you to various types of technology?
• What do you take away from them?
• Are you driven by social, academic, technological or other interests?

Students should write a 300-1,000 word blog entry detailing how they interact with technology and how that applies to their interaction with society. Students can share their entries on a blog or website and should then fill out the entry form on the application site at direct2tv.com, including a link to their post.

The winner will be announced on or around July 1, 2013 and they will be notified directly by direct2tv.com. The winning entry will be shared on direct2tv.com. For more details about the scholarship, visit the Media and Technology Blogging Scholarship page.

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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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Darek Fanton Joins Online PR Media As New Media Outreach Coordinator

Online PR Media welcomes Darek Fanton as a full-time Media Outreach Coordinator. Fanton’s role in the online publicity firm is to position clients as industry influencers by getting their expert level content published in industry trade journals and blogs.

“Darek is a wonderful asset to our team. He’s helping our clients increase their visibility by securing guest blogging opportunities, getting clients published in trade magazines and niche publications, becoming featured guests on podcasts and getting industry-focused attention for their press releases,” explained Tara Geissinger, Co-Founder of Online PR Media.

Fanton brings plenty of media outreach experience to Online PR Media. He earned a degree in Journalism from the University of New Hampshire and has spent the last 10 years as a full-time freelance reporter and writer. As the trend towards digital marketing and publication grew, Fanton followed his passion for technology and social media and obtained certification in Web Development from Champlain College. From there, SEO copywriting and content marketing were a natural fit. In addition to his writing experience, Fanton brings expertise in search trend research, which he then uses to create tailored content that maximizes visibility.

“Darek’s knowledge of optimized content, media outreach, and search trends are just the technical skills he brings to our team. He’s also an exceptionally intuitive listener who helps clients better understand their goals and turn those goals into concrete results,” said Christine O’Kelly, Co-Founder of Online PR Media.

“At Online PR Media we think every unique business should have the opportunity and tools to generate buzz and visibility, regardless of size or budget. That’s one reason we work so closely with our clients and offer affordable press release distribution and content marketing packages. There are so many incredible small business out there offering important products and services that don’t have deep pockets like the goliaths. We believe that a businesses success shouldn’t be dependent on the size of its PR budget, but on how well it serves its market,” said Geissinger.

About Online PR Media: Online PR Media offers affordable press release distribution and online publicity marketing services designed to help businesses grow their visibility and notoriety. To learn more about how to write press releases that get results, download the company’s free e-book, “The Results Driven Press Release Formula,” at:http://www.onlineprnews.com/how-to-write-a-press-release.

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JFK BREAKING NEWS – JFK’S New Evidence Of A Gun Shot Flash Just Released For Nov. 22, 2012

The video that was too hot for the news media is now here. Must see video. The JFK mystery is finally solved, this is a news breaking video.

Mr. Eugene Lofing today announces a gigantic discovery that has been held back for years. Mr Lofing states that this new film evidence will spark a brand new investigation of the Famous Zapruder Film. “This brainteaser which has baffled all the experts till now is finally resolved.” says Mr. Lofing. He also states that this new information will change history, and exonerates Lee Harvey Oswald.

Mr. Lofing says that people can find more detailed information on the web site /http://www.jfksgunflash.com The site includes the video that contains the exclusive information on what really happened on Nov 22 1963. He also states that you can also view this breaking evidence on YouTube and Vimeo video web sites. The quickest way to bring up the exclusive content video is by entering the key word jfksgunflash in the search areas and that will work on both sites. Then select the one with a frame from the Zapruder film.

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IL 1st Congressional District Don Peloquin Voters Rush To Oust Bobby

The Republicans rush to derail the Metra’s $141 million Englewood Flyover Project hasn’t deterred the supporters of Don Peloquin; they’re climbing aboard his “Time For Change” campaign like a freight train.

Well know n for his hands on “let’s get this going attitude” and 25 productive years as mayor of Blue Island IL., the people of the newly redistricted 1 st Congressional District are rushing to get Bobby out. They’re not forgetful of how Don helped elect the first Hispanic and Afro-American Alderman for the city of Blue Island and they don’t want the Chicago City Politicians in charge of their districts destiny.

The most significant increase in Don’s voter support have been from many of those who are now affected by the redistricting. Many didn’t even realize the impact of it until Don woke them up with his “Unless you want all for Chicago and nothing for the suburbs and our rural areas, you’d had better get out and vote for a change. This rush to get Bobby out is more of a community need than a party vote.

New to the 1 st district, Will County residents are waking up fast and have become a large voice for the Don Peloquin “Time For Change” campaign. They don’t call it Insight, it’s hindsight, either way you slice it, being controlled by the “tentacles of Cook County politics” has never benefitted the suburban and rural areas, it’s like being robbed of our rights to live outside of the city. They even wrote and signed their own “Declaration of Independence” a Grass Roots “We The People” approach to nothing less than inciting a large scale riot in the Burbs in order to affect change.

The buzz and the chatter in some of the most highly read online communities likepatch.com is really heating up, and these pro Don Peloquin “Time For Change” discussions have taken on a flavor with some spice, like “Caliente”, it’s that hot.

It’s all about “Get Out And Vote” Know the Dates

Sept. 27:  First day mail ballots will be sent out

Oct. 9:  Last day to register to vote

Oct. 10:  First day of grace period registration and voting

Oct. 22: First day of early voting

Nov. 1: Last day to request a mail ballot, including military and overseas voters

Nov. 3: Last day of early voting; last day of grace period registration and voting

Nov. 4:  In-person absentee voting begins at the Clerk’s downtown Chicago office

Nov. 5:  Postmark deadline for absentee ballots; last day of in-person absentee voting at the Clerk’s downtown Chicago office and five suburban courthouse mini-centers

Nov. 6: General election

The Time For Change Independent Voice: Dedicated To Public Announcements That Affect Our Suburban and Rural Life. We simply state what’s before us from the eyes and ears of those affected. Get Out And Vote For A Change, Visit www.peloquinforcongress.com and read for yourself.

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Utah is proud to introduce the “Now and Never Parties”

Many Utahan’s have been looking for opportunities like this for quite some time. The opportunity has come and you’re invited to come and be part of the party! Different entertainment, locations, food, and themes each time: you’ll never be bored with Now or Never Parties. Sometimes it will be more formal dining, other times a more casual experience. Regardless of the party, it will be a night to remember and take advantage of.

In Provo UT. at 6 p.m. on the 13th of April 2012 our readers of our magazine, our fans, and our ticket holders are invited to a one of a kind of exclusive invitation only party. Our Now or Never party. There will be lots of Food, Fun, Gifts, Entertainment and more. Seats are very limited.

The public is invited – Non readers of the magazine, new fans, and current non ticket holders can go to our “Now and Never Party” page below to try to obtain tickets on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are $50.00 plus fees. Good for (2) guests per ticket. Each guest receives a gift bag of up to a $40.00 value.

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About the Now or Never Parties
It’s easy for so many of us talk about “One day, I will do….” or “Someday I’m going to….”. We believe in living and enjoying life and in doing it NOW. Chances are, if we don’t take advantage and do what our “Someday” items are NOW, they will NEVER come around. What are your “Somedays?” How bad do you really want to do them? Come party with us and we’ll help you define, realize,enjoy life, and for a lucky few guests, get some of those “Somedays” done. Our parties are hosted by Connect & Eatz Magazine! Go check it out on Facebook!

We give you intimate entertainment in smaller groups at your favorite local restaurants and venues. From music, to featured artists, and sometimes even comedy: we bring you the party you’ve been waiting for! A food enthusiast dream: a night to expand your palate and help shape the restaurant menu. Our guests have the opportunity to try new items and decide which ones your local restaurants should feature.

Keep a look-out on our wall and event page to see when the next parties are coming up and sign up here on our FB page, https://www.facebook.com/NowRNeverParty or on our website. http://www.connectandeatzfb.com

To learn even more about the various parties, sponsor and the magazine itself feel free to visit our new larger site opening this week, and our facebook page at the links below.

http://connectandeatzmag.com Our new up and coming magazine/sponsor web site. Also visit our Magazine Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/connectandeatzmag We are very passionate about living life as you will be able to see.

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Cellcast launches MyTV – India’s first Social TV channel

Cellcast Interactive, India’s first interactive media company announced the launch of its new platform – MyTV, ushering in the first social TV channel in India. All the interactive programming on MyTV will be free of ad breaks and the content will be created uniquely such that brands are integrated into it. MyTV, a free to air channel, is a path-breaking venture by Pankaj Thakar and funded by Canaan Partners & Vertex Venture Holdings being the first ever fully interactive channel in India. MyTV will bring about interactivity across three platforms – television, internet (including social media platforms) and mobile. Viewers participating in any show will be able to see interactions from other mediums as well in real time – giving a complete social experience.

MyTV will feature more than 20 hours of programming with shows like Bid2Win, My Studio, The Big Deal, Chor Machaye Shor, Laughter Tambola, Glitter Mania, Gold Safe, Cricket Howzatt, One2Many, among others. MyTV has signed on prominent names like Aman Verma, Swapnil Joshi and Sudha Chandran to host some of its properties. The company is also exploring the possibility of collaborating with leading names from the independent music scene to identify and mentor talent on its MyStudio show. Some consumer facing brands have been in talks with MyTV to leverage their platform to reach out to new customers using MyTV’s interactive platform spanning the web, TV and mobile.

MyTV will be available across the western, eastern and northern belts of the country. MyTV would reach over 35 million analog/ digital homes including multiple DTH platforms in the first phase itself. The channel aims at reaching out to varied audiences in the 15+ age group. BAG Network, will be the official distribution partner of Cellcast’s MyTV, especially across the Hindi speaking belt in India.

“Cellcast is a pioneer in the business of interactive television. With a change in the profile of the television audience over the last few years there has been a shift in the way the younger audience wants to interact with content they see on television. MyTV will fill this void by offering viewers an opportunity to connect and interact with content actively rather than just view is as passive participants,” said Pankaj Thakar, Founder & CEO, Cellcast on the launch of MyTV.

Elaborating the thought behind MyTV, Mr. Ashutosh, COO – Television, said, “Our vision of creating MyTV was to offer consumers another interactive platform where the multiple mediums can be integrated to offer an enhanced experience. Our Viewers are our Customers, thus the value delivered by this channel needs to be so much more. Also, by eliminating ad breaks on our MyTV our audience will be more engaged on this unique interactive approach to entertainment. Each of our shows are independent properties with separate online and offline revenue streams”.

Last year, Cellcast provided 4000 hours of content across various channels and is now planning to increase it to 10000 hours this year. In the next one year, Cellcast aims aggregate more than 100 million interactions with consumers over the next one year.

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Audience Development Company Alphabird Acquires ‘Experiential’ Social Video Platform Media Social

Alphabird today announced that it has acquired Media Social, an early pioneer in the distribution of viral video marketing campaigns, for an undisclosed amount. Media Social has gained acclaim from agencies and national brands for delivering social video activation strategies centered on driving consumer engagement and interactivity.

The acquisition will bring together Media Social’s years of experience and strategic insights in the social video space with Alphabird’s Flight media platform to further empower brands and content producers in creating unique connections with consumers.

“Since inception, our goal at Alphabird was to build out and/or acquire companies that fulfill our vision of being a vertically integrated video audience development company, and we are now there,” said Chase Norlin, CEO of Alphabird. “With Alphabird and Media Social, along with our recent acquisition of Placevine, we now offer the broadest array of social video activation strategies on the market today.”

“Alphabird’s philosophy and approach was highly complementary to ours,” added Media Social founder Rome Viharo.” It’s an alignment of technology platforms, knowledge, and an understanding of the myriad distribution strategies available in online video.”

Media Social was launched in 2008 by Viharo and Maf Lewis, whose team has run successful YouTube strategies for global brands. Beginning immediately, Alphabird will execute on the planned integration of the two companies’ products, customers and employees that will deliver increased value for media buyers, online publishers and audiences.

As a result of the acquisition, Alphabird now has offices in the UK, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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November Issue of The Co-operative Magazine Available Online!

The new issue of The Co-operative Magazine is now available to read online. With a great mix of news, views, events guides, buying guides, competitions and much more, The Co-operative Magazine is the only lifestyle magazine you will need.

November’s issue includes a guide to the very best Christmas markets in Europe and what each of them offers visitors in terms of food, drink, festivities and of course presents options. Expert reviews of the Christmas markets in Cologne, Vienna, Bruges and the UK are sure to get you into the festive spirit in time to book a long weekend away with family, friends or your loved one.

Other great features for November include a host of warming autumn recipes that will set you up for those long dark nights, chilly evenings and cosy nights in. Learn how to make delicious food with fresh, seasonal ingredients and find recipes for healthy comfort food as well as bonfire night sweet treats that the kids will love.

Find health advice online, top autumn gardening tips, how to keep your spirits high when it’s cold and dark outside, how to get fit and much more from this month’s issue of The Co-operative Magazine.

And keep your eye out for a guide to all things festive in the December issue, which is due for publication on Thursday 1st December 2011.

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Majority Of People Find Housework Therapeutic Reveals The Co-operative Magazine poll

The Co-operative Magazine has found that 61.8 per cent of people asked found some forms of housework therapeutic, while just 30.9 per cent said they did not. The remaining 7.3 per cent were not sure whether housework was therapeutic or not.

In the latest poll, the majority of readers of The Magazine answered yes to the question: “Do you find some forms of homemaking chores therapeutic?” And by doing so, supported latest research which found that gardening can be therapeutic for those in rehabilitation from brain injuries, that 60 per cent of women find housework therapeutic, that the same number put housework above personal grooming on the list of priorities, and that a third of those women claimed that it gives them more satisfaction than sex!

The Co-operative Magazine offers readers gardening tips, ways to brighten up your home for less and many more useful features for the homemaker and amateur gardener. Seasonal gardening tips come directly from the experts at the Eden Project too, meaning they are tried and tested by the professionals.

Advice for home owners from the Magazine includes how to choose the right kennel or cattery for your pet when you go away, top tips for moving house and a buyer’s guide to washing machines. Readers can enjoy all this and much more with content that is regularly refreshed, as well as daily news on the most relevant topics to The Co-operative customers.

Current competitions include the chance to win a pair of colourful Aigle wellies just in time for winter, a copy of ‘How Not to Wear Black’ – the bestselling book by Jules Standish, and a top of the range Samsung laptop that is perfect for work, home, school or university.

The Co-operative Magazine is part of The Co-operative Group of businesses which also includes Membership, Legal Services, Funeral Care, Pharmacy and Travel.

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The Co-operative Magazine Publishes ‘Happy Autumn’ October Issue

The Co-operative Magazine has now published its October issue, entitled ‘Happy Autumn’ – a great read for parents looking for advice on buying winter boots for kids, enthusiastic cooks looking for delicious and warming autumn recipes, and for getting a great read on many more autumn-themed topics!

Of the new issue, editor of The Co-operative Magazine, Jeanette Franks, said: “We love to bring our readers, old and young, the very best in healthy recipes online, family advice, and health and wellbeing features.

“This issue is all about staying happy and healthy right through autumn and giving yourself plenty to look forward to as the days get shorter and the weather gets colder.”

One feature – Colour Your Home Happy – concentrates on how to brighten up the home and lift your spirits with the help of colours, while another gives ten ways to keep your spirits up this autumn. Advice on lifting those spirits includes eating a healthy diet and following good nutrition advice, booking a holiday, and perhaps best of all – kissing someone!

Go online to read more and don’t forget to check out the current competitions, in which you can win anything from a pair of Aigle wellies, to a copy of Jules Standish’s best-selling book ‘How Not to Wear Black’.

The Co-operative Magazine brings readers daily news on everything from green issues to finance, as well as regularly updated features to keep everybody informed and entertained on the subjects that matter. Visit the magazine today to read about Zumba – the dance craze that looks set to stay, healthy recipes that are easy, cheap and quick to make, and even moneysaving tips for teens. Whatever you want from a lifestyle magazine, this magazine has it all.

The Co-operative Magazine is part of The Co-operative Group, which also includes The Co-operative Pharmacy, The Co-operative Financial Services and others.

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Win a laptop with The Co-operative Magazine’s ‘Back to School’ Issue!

Parents, teachers and kids can all get great advice and information in the September issue of The Co-operative Magazine – aptly named ‘Back to School’.

Fantastic features include healthy pack lunch ideas, understanding the financial cost of having a child, and asking whether your child’s school could be more eco-friendly. It is also gives great advice on how to cope with the first school year and gives readers the chance to win a Samsung laptop!

The magazine’s editor, Jeanette Franks, said: “It is important to us that we provide our readers with the sort of information and engaging articles that they really want, at a time when it’s most relevant.

“We understand that our readers are busy people who want interesting and useful articles at their fingertips. Whether that’s learning new beauty tips, getting parenting advice and support, or being able to ask our experts for budgeting advice, they can now find it quickly and easily. Our regular competitions are really popular too.”

Readers can be in with a chance of winning a brand new Samsung laptop simply by signing up to the monthly newsletter. The Samsung laptop up for grabs is worth £399.99 and has an impressive specifications list:

•             Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100
•             4GB memory
•             500GB hard drive
•             Windows 7 Home Premium
•             15.6″ Widescreen
•             DVD-RW super multi-dual layer

The Co-operative Magazine is not just about competitions and help and advice, it is also about providing fresh and exciting content all year round. The Magazine includes an entire sub-category on hobbies and pastimes, UK holidays, and days out and events, with great features on the best wild walks, perfect places for family days out and guides to popular events such as the Edinburgh Festival.

Readers are encouraged to engage with the Magazine by entering regular polls – past questions have included: ‘How many times do you laugh on a good day?’ and ‘Do you feel your family spends enough quality time together?’ As well as this, competitions are always very popular, with chances to win great prizes such as sports memorabilia signed by the likes of Freddie Flintoff, a Dyson vacuum cleaner, vouchers to spend in The Co-operative Food stores and tickets to the latest music events.

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Exciting re-launch of The Co-operative Magazine complete!

Readers can now enjoy a new, fresh, bright, informative and more engaging experience thanks to an exciting re-launch of The Co-operative Magazine!

The Co-operative Magazine has always been dedicated to bringing its readers the latest news, diet and exercise help, top gardening tips, motoring advice, budgeting advice and much more – all in the name of keeping its loyal followers happy, healthy and in the black.

The new look Magazine retains the six great categories: travel and leisure, health and wellbeing, food and drink, family and finance, ethical living and house and home, but now also has sub-categories to help readers navigate their way to the articles they love and will find the most useful. Sub-categories include: UK holidays, hobbies and pastimesbeauty tips and tricks, gardening tips, baby and parenting and pets’ corner.

Competitions and polls are still a big part of the Magazine, with the chance to win great prizes each month and take part in polls such as, ‘how many times do you laugh on a good day?’, ‘how much of your weekly shop goes in the bin?’ and ‘do you think it’s important for the family to sit down and eat meals together?’

“We have redesigned our Magazine to provide our readers with a fresh, new and bright publication that is packed full of useful information and engaging news,” says Jeanette Franks, editor of The Co-operative Magazine.

“We will continue to focus on providing our readers with the features they want and on creating relevant, seasonal themes such as ‘School’s Out’ for the August edition. Competitions and polls remain highly popular and we will be sure to keep our finger on the pulse in terms of what people want,” she added.

Visitors can now enjoy the new-look Magazine online, sign up to the newsletter and have the daily news delivered by RSS feed to ensure they don’t miss out on new competitions, features and more.

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The Co-operative Magazine releases results of latest online poll

The Co-operative Magazine has revealed the result of its latest web-based poll, which asked readers ‘how much of your weekly shop goes in the bin?’

Of those magazine readers who took part in the survey, 61 per cent stated that less than 10 per cent of products from their weekly food shop go in the bin. This is contrary to the national findings, which suggest that the majority of households in the UK waste around a quarter (25 per cent) of their food each week.

“These results suggest that our readers are shrewder and less wasteful than the national average,” said Jeanette Franks, editor of the magazine.

“With tips on how to cut your weekly shopping bill and features on how to make delicious meals using leftovers, our readers have the information they need to ensure that they only buy what they need and they therefore end up using the majority of it each week. We encourage people to shop more frequently and only buy the items they need, rather than doing a big weekly shop which inevitably leads to wasted food and money,” Franks added.

Other related articles and features in The Co-operative Magazine include: A Quick Guide to Recycling in the Home, and Waste Not Want Not, both in the ethical living section, as well as low-fat meal ideas and tips for how to keep the kids health and happy.

The online magazine aims to be interesting and informative, as well as to bring daily news on a wide variety of subjects, from fairtrade and the recent E-Coli outbreak, to the state of the housing market and the latest news in travel and leisure. It also gives readers the chance to browse a huge variety of features and guides and to leave their own tips and comments for fellow readers to benefit from. The online magazine is interactive and many people have already made reading it a part of their daily routine.

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Online Music Community Bridges Gap Between Local Talent and Global Audience

Munite offers an array of features beyond just the conventional track, video, and picture hosting which it is quite adept at too. Munite makes it easy for aspiring musicians to kick- start their music career. Artists can promote their work to eager fans and labels who are continuously searching for great new music.

With the Build a Band™ feature, Munite makes it easy to build your own band from a list of instrument-specific musicians in your area. Just a few clicks and members are in touch with potential bandmates. Another few clicks and members can be booking time with a music instructor or a new student. If that student needs to buy a guitar, it can be found in the classified ad section of the site. Jam sessions can be found and arranged through Munite as well.

Munite also provides musicians a unique and creative component for music collaboration, Mumiix™. Mumiix™ is an open access tool to create, mix, and share music in ways that were previously unimaginable. Mumiix™ makes it possible for beatboxers from Brooklyn to collaborate with classical guitarists from Spain. Mumiix™ provides the tools to make it happen online, without the limitations of geographical boundaries. Anyone can take part in a Mumiix™ project by simply inviting others or requesting invitations to join other members’ Mumiix™ projects. Even labels, managers, and producers can be a part of the virtual collaboration so that everyone works together to get the end result off the ground, on the airwaves, and onto the stage.

For more information about Munite.net or how to get started, please visit munite.net –“Uniting the Music World”.

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Free Access to BabyFirstTV.com is Granted to Celebrate the TV Network’s Five Years Anniversary

Mother’s Day marks the 5 th birthday of BabyFirstTV, the global TV network designed for babies and parents. Since its launch in 2006, the network has grown to become a multi-platform media company with family-friendly content extending beyond the TV to mobile devices and the internet.

BabyFirstTV.com, the latest product stemming from the media company, is a colorful, interactive website that combines over 400 videos, games and activities all designed specifically for toddlers. Created by early childhood development experts, the website is commercial-free and full of fun ways for parents and children to interact together – online. Families around the world can use BabyFirstTV.com completely for free this Mother’s Day weekend, May 6-9.

“Our fifth anniversary, is a great opportunity to thank the millions of moms and dads around the globes, that have followed us, and have become part of the BabyFirst family,” said co-founder, Sharon Rechter.

“To celebrate the unique bond between children and their parents, we have made the BabyFirstTV.com subscription service free for parents and toddlers to play, explore and discover together.”

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The Co-operative Urges Consumers to Join The Revolution

The Co-operative today (7 March) launched a major new communications programme calling upon consumers to “join the revolution” and help secure a more balanced and sustainable future for the UK.

The call to “join the revolution” will be underpinned by a high profile TV, press and social media campaign that will provide guidance on how people can set up their own co-operative businesses, fund community projects, campaign for change or simply purchase ethical products and services, such as Fairtrade products and ethical investments.

The media campaign will showcase everyday people who, with help from The Co-operative, are instigating real change – everything from community owned wind-turbines to fan-owned football clubs, from urban beekeeping to young film-maker co-operatives.

Peter Marks, Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative said: “Until the 1980s people understood the benefits of mutual ownership, but then the UK’s family silver was sold-off cheaply in a wave of demutualisation that weakened the influence that ordinary consumers could have on our economy.

“We are beginning to see momentum again at grassroots level, where the Co-operative Enterprise Hub is helping new co-operative businesses set up at a rate of more than one a day, but the opportunity is much bigger than that. Co-operatives alone are not a panacea, but sitting alongside other business and service models, they can help address the unprecedented social, economic and environmental challenges facing the country”.

The TV commercial, which airs for the first time on Monday 7 March, tells how the Rochdale Pioneers, who established the first successful retail co-operative in 1844, started a revolution which is still going strong. The Co-operative now has more than 5,000 stores across the UK and there are almost a billion co-operative members worldwide.

Today, The Co-operative is itself enjoying a strong economic renaissance, which has seen it double revenues, double profits and double membership over the past three years.

The campaign supports the Group’s recently launched Ethical Plan, which sets out a number of revolutionary goals that aim to cement its reputation as the most socially responsible business in the UK.

The pledges in the Ethical Plan include:
• Growing membership from 6m to 20m by 2020, with the aim of making every customer a co-owner.
• The most radical Fairtrade conversion programme ever undertaken.
• £11m to support co-operative growth, and the launch of a £20m international Co-operative Development Loan Fund.
• Doubling financial support for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, from £400m to £1bn by 2013.
• The world’s first ethically-screened general insurance products, which will support over two million policies.

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