ORLANDO MAGIC AND CENTURYLINK SIGN EXCLUSIVE DEAL
Orlando, Fla. – The Orlando Magic announced today a new, multi-year relationship with CenturyLink, the third largest telecommunications company in the United States and a leader in the network services market, cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions for enterprise customers. The partnership names CenturyLink as the exclusive video provider of the Orlando Magic. Continue reading
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company, today announced that innovation and world-class entertainment will again take center stage at its 18 parks across North America for the 2014 season. The company’s lineup includes an impressive collection of world-record rides, family and kids attractions, and the addition of an all new water park at its Georgia property. Continue reading
In a bold move and for the first time in 16 years, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom today announced that guests can now enjoy their favorite rides and attractions more often as the park expands its operating calendar year round in 2014, including holidays and weekends in both January and February. Already home to the best entertainment in Northern California, Discovery Kingdom will also add an exhilarating new wet and wild family water attraction that is slated to open in the Spring. Continue reading
VTech® (www.vtechkids.com), a world leader in age-appropriate and developmental stage-based electronic learning products for children, today announced the availability of brand new Switch & Go Dinos®. This evolving line of innovative, award-winning toys combines two of children’s favorite playthings – dinosaurs and vehicles – with a cool transformation feature. Offering an exciting new voice-activated dinosaur, a range of dinosaurs with motion activated lights and sounds and cool new vehicles such as a jet fighter, helicopter and construction crane, the Switch & Go Dinos come in a variety of price points for every budget. They are now available at www.vtechkids.com, Amazon.com, Target.com, Toysrus.com and Walmart.com. In addition, parents can visit www.facebook.com/vtechtoys for a chance to win one of the new dinos. Continue reading
The highly anticipated music video DVD, Light of Healing Hope: Peaceful Meditations, uplifts viewers with its poetic messages of hope, peace, and faith, reminding us we can find inspiration each new day. The Light of Healing Hope Foundation is giving the DVDs as gifts (free of charge) to hospitals and hospices as part of its mission to bring comfort to patients and their families. Continue reading
Releasing today digitally on Back Lot Music is Music From the Motion PictureClosed Circuit. The album features 14 new cues by composer Joby Talbot (The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy). Focus Features releases the movie across the country on Wednesday, August 28th. Continue reading
Nickelodeon announced today it will host the first-ever SpongeBob Fan Shellabration at Universal Studios Hollywood in Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 7-8, where the loveable character regularly appears to entertain kids and families of all ages.
The two-day Shellabration event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and include a live script-read of a SpongeBob SquarePants episode featuring the series voice cast; a screening of the winning videos from the inaugural SpongeBob SquareShorts: Original Fan Tributes competition; an exhibit of fan-created SpongeBob SquarePants inspired art; a first of its kind SpongeBob Toyota concept car; a live musical performance by Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob) and more. Continue reading
Accessories brand Devi Kroell is pleased to present their Fall Winter 2013/14 advertising campaign, featuring model Bette Franke, styled by Elissa Santisi and shot by the former art director of Vogue USA, Danko Steiner.
Inspired by the dramatic representation of women in Fellini and Hitchcock films of the 1950′s, the campaign was showcased against a marble backdrop and the images exude an undeniable Italian flair and sophistication, in tune with the brand DNA.
Devi Kroell combines flawless craftsmanship and highest quality materials with modern design. Not relying on logo or hardware, the studio of Devi Kroell allows their innovative designs to showcase fine exotic skins.
For more information on the Devi Kroell Fall Winter 2013/14 collection, please visit www.devikroell.com.
SOURCE Devi Kroell s.r.l.
Blackglama is pleased to unveil its newest advertising campaign, evolving from celebrities toward fashion.
Since the campaign’s inception four decades ago, Blackglama has featured some of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers, including Sophia Loren, Diana Ross, Audrey Hepburn, Lauren Bacall, Marlene Dietrich, Elizabeth Taylor, Lena Horne, Liza Minnelli, and Janet Jackson. Continue reading
As a world’s leading fashionable footwear and accessories manufacturer, Joy & Mario will formally enter the American market with its new selected spring & summer series to provide fashionable people of individuality with better products and services. It boasts an exquisite oriental face and American freedom and romanticism. Quality and design sense are always its symbols. Closely following the pace of trends, it gathers the world’s most cutting-edge fashion elements. This is the new-selected spring & summer series of Joy & Mario.
September 10th Concert Featuring Young Musicians from Around the World Will Demonstrate the Unifying Power of Music
The World Peace Orchestra (WPO) (www.peaceorchestra.org/concert/) is bringing together more than 130 students from over 50 countries across the globe to perform in an inaugural classical music concert on September 10, 2013 at the Lincoln Center. The only truly global youth orchestra that combines both classical and ethnic instruments, WPO is a nonprofit organization that convenes young musical talent from around the world in an annual concert in New York City to demonstrate how the unifying power of music can transcend social and cultural boundaries. Continue reading
Debuting this September, the Exclusive Paola Navone Collection Only at Crate and Barrel Celebrates Entertaining at Home
Today, leading home furnishings destination Crate and Barrel, announces the debut of its partnership with renowned Italian designer, architect, art director and interior designer Paola Navone. The first of three planned collections designed by Paola Navone, exclusively for Crate and Barrel, will consist of more than 140 items across multiple categories, including tabletop, textiles, decorative accessories, lighting, rugs, dining tables and seating. The collection will be available online through crateandbarrel.com and in select stores on September 9, 2013 and in all Crate and Barrel locations by September 13, 2013.
Paola Navone’s unique design aesthetic reflects her lifetime of travel, commitment to handcraft and passion for global culture and design. With her first collection with Crate and Barrel, Paola draws upon these influences to celebrate her love of casual entertaining. In colors mirroring the Mediterranean–deep blue, cool aqua and crisp white, with accents of vibrant red–the collection showcases the designer’s eclectic point-of-view and eye for authentic detail. Fluid shapes and bold textures are a common theme, as are familiar materials–glass, ceramic, wood, tile, marble–combined in unexpected ways. The Paola Navone Collection Only at Crate and Barrel features pieces with a collected feel that can be easily layered into any decor style, all evoking Paola’s distinctive design philosophy and focusing on the experiences created around a shared table.
“Paola draws influence from many cultures, which she blends effortlessly into her designs, her homes and her personal style,” said Marta Calle, Crate and Barrel President and Chief Merchant. “We are thrilled to collaborate with Paola on this exclusive, affordably-priced collection, which reflects our shared values of casual elegance in entertaining and everyday living.”
“Every project begins with a meeting, be it a master, a craftsman, an artist or a business owner. Each meeting is the beginning of a beautiful adventure,” said Paola Navone. “My first meeting with Marta Calle was the spark that ignited this dynamic collaboration with Crate and Barrel. Many people from different cultures and parts of the world helped contribute to the Paola Navone Collection Only at Crate and Barrel. We all come away feeling enriched from this experience.”
Each piece in the collection speaks to Paola’s personal style of entertaining. At its heart are three distinct tabletop offerings, designed exclusively for Crate and Barrel, including an expansive selection of ceramic dinnerware, flatware, hand-blown glassware, serving pieces, plus table linens and accessories. The collection also offers a wide array of dining furniture, including eleven dining table options complemented by nine different seating alternatives. For more information on the Paola Navone Collection Only at Crate and Barrel, please visit www.crateandbarrel.com/PaolaNavone.com Continue reading
The much anticipated Misfit Shine, an elegant physical activity monitor and one of the most successful Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns in history, has officially launched in the United States, Canada, Japan, and Hong Kong. Shine will be available in Apple Stores in Europe and Australia later this month.Shine measures the intensity and duration of your physical activity and provides metrics such as steps taken, distance travelled, and estimated calories burned. Wear it at night to track sleep as well. Shine comes with a clasp and a sport band so you can wear it in a number of different locations. Other accessories available include a leather and metal band and a necklace, that enable you to not only wear Shine anywhere on your body but to any occasion. Continue reading
Sony is raising the status of its VAIO(®) Duo, Pro and Fit models by releasing a limited number of rich and exotic VAIO(®) | red edition PCs that provide users a premium experience from color and design to performance and support.
VAIO | red edition is the ultimate expression of Sony craftsmanship. The signature red finish is achieved by a variety of painting techniques on different materials, including carbon fiber and aluminum. Multiple paint layers are individually applied and hand-polished, building layer upon layer of lustrous color. To give it that extra glossy finish, a durable protective UV coating creates an extra vibrant sheen with gorgeous depth and richness.
In addition to premium luxury design, the VAIO | red edition of the Duo, Pro and Fit models are fused with the power of Sony’s display technologies, exceptional camera quality and audio technology.
“Sony has a tradition of designing products built on passion and innovation,” said Pedro LaFarga, SVP, Sony VAIO & Networked Products Division. “The new VAIO( )| red edition is the ultimate in superior PC technology and ensures VAIO users truly experience a level of quality that exceeds expectations. Nothing matches the inspiring look and sheer presence of the VAIO( )| red edition.”
The VAIO | red edition models deliver super charged performance with Intel® Core((TM) )i7 fourth generation processors.
The sophisticated VAIO Pro 13, the world’s lightest 13.3″ touch Ultrabook((TM)), is also the first notebook PC on the market to include a high speed PCIe SSD drive, allowing for faster performance than traditional SSD drives. The VAIO Fit 15 offers a hybrid hard drive and an optical drive that reads and writes Blu-ray Disc(TM) media.
VAIO Duo, Pro and Fit models also include standard Sony features such as a full-size backlit and full-pitch keyboard, track pad and instant PC resume technology.
With NFC (Near Field Communication technology) included across the VAIO Duo, Pro and Fit lines, users can quickly exchange website URLs and enable Bluetooth(®) connections by simply tapping a compatible NFC device to the PCs.
In addition, the PCs feature ArtRage(®) Studio (VAIO Duo includes ArtRage Studio Pro), the premiere digital arts software. And for those that want to try their hand at video creation, all models include VAIO Movie Creator.
All models are also touch-enabled and unlock the full potential of Windows 8. Continue reading
Pirate’s Town, the Dinner Show Theater complex off International Drive would like to alert visitors to Orlando, that a huge sea dragon has been seen in the area. Guests should demonstrate extreme caution if sighted, and they should know, as every night this menacing character appears in the new Pirate’s Dinner Adventure production; Rise of the Sea Dragon that opened earlier this year.
Sea Dragon Seen Off International Drive!
In this new and epic production the legendary Captain Sebastian the Black has returned to Treasure Bay, seeking treasure. A treasure so vast that it is guarded constantly by an angry Sea Dragon. Our evil villain will stop at nothing to get his hands on it, even if that means a royal sacrifice. Can the kind-hearted pirate Benjamin Blue save the princess from a terrible fate?
Swashbuckling sword fights abound in this new adventure by the popular dinner theater complex. “By adding new components to the show we give our fan base a perfect reason to come back and see the show again and again”, said Imre Baross – Vice President of Entertainment, “Many of our loyal guests have seen our shows many times over the 17 years we’ve been in operation in Orlando”.
Details on Pirate’s Dinner Adventure ~ Rise of the Sea Dragons show include:
- Shows run nightly seven days a week.
- Admission is $63.95 plus tax adults, $39.45 plus tax for children (3 through 12 years).
- Appetizers will be served during the pre-show and a three course meal will be served during the performance.
- Admission includes one round of Yeungling beer and soft drinks.
- Guests are invited after the show to party like Pirates at the Pirates Bash Dream Disco.
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About Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
Pirate’s Dinner Adventure is owned and operated by Odien, Inc. and is the creation of artistic directors and brothers, Ramon and Antonio Riba of Spain. The main theater is comprised of tiered seating for 850 guests and the venue is available for private group events and functions. Now celebrating 17 years in the dinner theater industry for exemplary service, facilities and first-class entertainment, the Orlando venue is located one block from world famous International Drive. This venue is the prototype for brand expansion. A second Pirate’s Dinner Adventure opened in December 2005 in Buena Park, California; they are now celebrating their 8th year in service. Treasure Tavern Dinner Theatre opened in July 2010; this adult attraction features a European style of variety entertainment along with fine dining. In March 2013 Pirate’s Town presented a new product to the Orlando Market – The 3 Musketeers Premiere Dinner Adventure.
Understanding Stages of Reconstructive Surgery Helps Parents Partner with Treatment Team
Surgical treatment starting as early as two or three months of age provides the best chance of a successful outcome for babies born with cleft lip and palate, a birth defect that affects speech, hearing and swallowing as well as appearance, according to Tae Ho Kim, M.D., assistant professor at New York Medical College and Chief of Pediatric Plastic and Craniofacial Surgery at the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital at Westchester Medical Center, and a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with the New York Group for Plastic Surgery Continue reading
Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.A, DII.B) today announced it is acquiring a 70% interest in Caloi, a major Brazilian manufacturer of bicycles and bicycle equipment. Established in 1898 in Brazil, Caloi is one of the oldest and most established bicycle brands in the world. It is the largest bicycle brand in Latin America and is the leader in the Brazilian market. The purchase price was a high single digit multiple of Caloi’s EBITDA. Sales in 2012 were close to R$273.5 million, a 22% increase over the previous year. The Company has an estimated market share in Brazil of more than 40%. The transaction is expected to be immediately accretive to Dorel’s earnings. Continue reading
Heineken®, the world’s most international brewer, today debuted two collaborative shoes with fashion designer Mark McNairy for the #Heineken100 program — an exclusive seeding program that celebrates Heineken‘s “Man of the World.” Through the creative helm of the #Heineken100 creative director, Chris Gibbs, the duo created two signature colorways for McNairy’s classic chukka saddle boot. Continue reading
ORLANDO MAGIC NAME LISA COTTER VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
Cotter will oversee the strategic vision and leadership of the Marketing Department. She brings more than two decades of experience growing businesses ranging from Pebble Beach Resorts to Hershey Foods.
“Lisa brings a wealth of experience and creativity to our organization,” said Freeman. “We are thrilled to have her join the Magic family. Her energy and enthusiasm for sports and marketing make the perfect fit.”
Lisa is leaving her role of vice president marketing for the Pebble Beach Company, owner and operator of the world-famous Pebble Beach Resorts home to four renowned golf courses, three world-class hotels, spa, numerous restaurants and retail shops. She was responsible for all marketing strategies, planning and execution — from traditional advertising to digital programs, direct marketing, PR, licensing and creative development.
Lisa spent the majority of her career with The Walt Disney Company in various marketing roles. Prior to Disney, Lisa worked at Hershey Foods where she managed the marketing team for some of the company’s most famous candy brands – Hershey’s Kisses, Kit Kat, and York Peppermint Patties.
ABOUT THE ORLANDO MAGIC
Orlando‘s NBA franchise since 1989, the Magic’s mission is to be world champions on and off the court, delivering legendary moments every step of the way. The Magic, celebrating its 25th Anniversary Silver Season, has seen great success in a relatively short history, winning five division championships (1995, 1996, 2008, 2009, 2010) with seven 50-plus win seasons and capturing the Eastern Conference title in 1995 and 2009. Off the court, on an annual basis, the Orlando Magic gives more than $2 million to the local community by way of sponsorships of events, donated tickets, autographed merchandise, scholarships and grants. Orlando Magic community relations programs impact an estimated 75,000 kids each year, while a Magic staff-wide initiative provides more than 6,000 volunteer hours annually. In addition, over the last 23 years more than $18 million has been distributed to local nonprofit community organizations via the Orlando Magic Youth Fund (OMYF-MFF), a McCormick Foundation Fund since 1994, which serves at-risk youth. Ticket highlights for the Magic’s 2013-14 Silver Season in the Amway Center, honored with TheStadiumBusiness Awards’2013 Customer Experience Award and named SportsBusiness Journal’s 2012 Sports Facility of the Year, include: 2,500 seats priced $20 or less, 8,000 seats priced $40 or less and 9,000 seats priced $50 or under. For ticket information log on to www.orlandomagic.com or call 407-89-MAGIC.
Pan Am International Flight Academy and Pan Am Holdings, Inc. (collectively “Pan Am”) announced today it has been purchased by ANA Holdings, the parent company of All Nippon Airways Co. Ltd, one of the leading airlines in the world. Former owner, American Capital, Ltd sold Pan Am, held in its portfolio since 2006 in an agreement reached today.
Booking.com, the largest brand in the global online accommodation sector and part of The Priceline Group (NASDAQ: PCLN), today announced it has signed a partnership with Universal Orlando Resort Hotels. Universal Orlando properties will now be available to Booking.com customers worldwide, with content translated into 41 languages. Customers can also plan their dream Universal Orlando Resort Hotels getaway on both the Booking.com mobile app and Booking.com Tonight. Continue reading
Woo-Hoo! Springfield Is Now Open At Universal Orlando Resort
All-New Themed Area Allows Guests to Enter the World of The Simpsons Like Never Before
Simpsons fans, rejoice! The world’s first Simpsons themed environment is now open at Universal Orlando Resort. Springfield – the expansive, new area in Universal Studios Florida – invites guests to step inside the hometown of America’s favorite animated family, The Simpsons, like never before.
A Shutterstock, Inc. (NYSE: SSTK), uma provedora líder global de imagens digitais, anunciou hoje uma parceria com o Facebook para oferecer a seus mais de 1 milhão de anunciantes ativos acesso direto a milhões de fotografias e ilustrações de alta-qualidade. Continue reading
Mizuno USA, the industry leader of volleyball apparel and footwear, introduced the first Mizuno Beach Volleyball apparel line today with the official signing of USA Beach Volleyball player and 2012 Olympic Silver Medalist, April Ross, FIVB ranked USA Men’s Volleyball pro teammates, Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb, to the Mizuno family. Continue reading
For the second straight season, all Magic games will be televised exclusively on one channel in high definition: FOX Sports Florida. The network will televise 81 regular season games and one preseason game. Continue reading
Patient Fusion, the online health platform, today launched mobile medical appointment booking. Patients can find and instantly book medical appointments on-the-go from their smartphone or tablet devices. This free feature will be available for the estimated 14 million newly-insured Americans to use when they are looking for doctors at the beginning of next year. The influx of patients to the healthcare system could create major patient competition to see primary care providers, who are already in short supply. Continue reading
With imported silks, leathers and satins, Trenchcapades(TM) ignite a woman’s passion and wardrobe
Today L’Cheriyve officially launches its line of eleven Trenchcapades(TM). These luxurious and seductive interpretations of a classic woman’s trench coat have a lavish feel that is tailored to the contours of a woman’s body. Women will rejoice and feel adored as the line encourages romance, passion and playfulness–with style. Continue reading
-Magic and UHC partnered throughout year to engage local youth in approximately 40,000 hours of physical activity-
As part of the Orlando Magic and UnitedHealthcare’s commitment to health and wellness, the Magic recently hosted the Hoops for Health Challenge presented by UnitedHealthcare (UHC) for approximately 1,000 youth from Orange County Parks and Recreation. Continue reading
Retailer Providing Customers ‘Pay As You Go’ Option
Walmart is making it easier to be among the first to play the long-anticipated Microsoft Xbox(®) One and Sony PlayStation(®) 4. Starting, Saturday, August 24, customers can visit Walmart stores nationwide to pre-order the console of their choice. Quantities are limited so customers are encouraged to secure their console early. Continue reading
Addition Elle Showcases Great Genes in Blogger and Model Search Social Media Campaign
Canadian retailer and trendsetter in plus-size fashion, ADDITION ELLE, takes their fashion democracy philosophy to the next level this Fall season in two distinct ways – firstly, through a bold and empowering social media campaign entitled “I HAVE GREAT GENES” and secondly through their Model Search where they ask the question “DO YOU HAVE GREAT GENES?”.
FALL 2013 CAMPAIGN “I HAVE GREAT GENES” Continue reading
Pirates open its doors to CFBACC in a great Happy Hour full of New friends, members and great networking! The event had a great turnout, thanks to Pirates success! A Flower arrangement by AMC Art & Flower Design, brought in a beautiful flower arrangement to be prized, and the lucky owner was Fabio Duran from iFutebol ! Congratulations! Thank you all for the presence!
Youth in Action – biojewels for Breast Cancer
In December 2012, I received an e-mail to Dorly Piske, natural Brazilian Santa Catarina, who moved to the region of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming in 1985. For years he has been dedicated to teaching languages (Portuguese, English and Spanish as a foreign language) and lately has acted in Laramie County Community College and the University of Wyoming in Laramie.
Parallel to her work in academy, Dorly is voluntary at Partners of the Americas (Partners of the Americas), an international non-governmental, non-profit, founded in the 60s under the Kennedy administration in order to promote rapprochement, understanding and collaboration among people and institutions of the American continent. Through projects that promote mutual benefits in the areas of education, health, culture, agriculture, among others, voluntary agents performing exchanges and actions aimed at “Connect, Serve and Changing Lives”, uniting American states and countries to America. Continue reading
Dear friends who accompany me in this column. I have written about many styles of painters, sculptors, art, bio, and other types of art, but this month I’m going to introduce another style of art .
The art of the written words, another form of expression of feelings and ideas.“Poetry is art. And, like any art, requires tint, brightness, color, creativity, artist and admirers.
But, above all, the soul of those who create and who looks and sees! “
Lyricism, sensitivity, speed and simplicity are some of the ingredients in this recipe irresistible poetry, so well tempered by the talent of Nilton Bustamante.
One more Summer Season, one more reason to celebrate, with employees, friends and family, at Treasure Tavern. Perfumeland organized a party to all employees, giving prizes to the best during this last season, everyone was happy, with a mission accomplished and a lot of hard work rewarded. Words can not describe a sense of accomplishment, only actions and recognition. The Brazilian Community is proud of this team that served over 46000 happy clients. Let’s check the pictures! Photos By Sandro Coutinho
Benefit Raises more than $500,000 for Robin Hood.
Yesterday more than 350 people gathered at the beautiful Equuleus Polo Club in Watermill, New York to cheer the return to the field of polo legend Nacho Figueras in a tournament benefiting New York’s Robin Hood Foundation. Figueras, who had been sidelined since May with a devastating hip injury, played alongside fellow world class polo players including Juan Martin Nero, Mariano Aguerre, Mariano Gonzalez and Magoo Laprida. Continue reading
September 21 and 22 at City Hall and Tranquility Park in Downtown HoustonProducers of the celebrated PRC Festival give birth this year to a second day of music and culture called Carnaval Americas–modeled after Calle 8 Festival in Miami. More than 40,000 music lovers are expected to gather in downtown Houston for the seventh Puerto Rican & Cuban Festival and first Carnaval Americas. The gatherings will celebrate the musical, cultural and culinary heritage of Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, as well as all Latin American countries in Carnaval Americas. PRC Fest and Carnaval Americas will take place on September 21 and 22 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at Tranquility Park & Hermann Square in downtown Houston, tickets start at $15 for a one day event. Continue reading
Dear Adoption Partners/Rescues,
Please take a moment and look at some of the wonderful dogs and cats we have at Hernando County Animal Services. Please be advised that the pull fee has changed. If you can assist in any way it would be greatly appreciated as our kennels are FULL. If you are interested in a particular dog or cat, please email me AS SOON AS POSSIBLE at SFinch@Co.Hernando.Fl.Us. For your information we are vetting (sterilization, heartworm testing, distemper/KC/rabies vaccines, deworming) adult dogs for rescue for a pull fee of $50.00. If the dog is heartworm positive or a senior the pull fee is reduce to $25.00, Puppies and small dogs will be $70.00, Kittens (fully vetted as well) are $40.00 unless an adult then they are $20.00. BE ADVISED WE ONLY HOLD FERAL CATS FOR 24HRS from INTAKE DATE due to the space limitations at the shelter. Below you will find a list of recently impounded animals. If you see an animal that you would like an additional photo of (serious inquiries please) do not hesitate to contact me and I will be more than happy to get some to you. As always we appreciate all that you do in helping us to save more lives.
WE ARE ONCE AGAIN FULL AT THE SHELTER AND OVER CAPACITY. WE ARE HAVING TO EUTHANIZE FOR SPACE. PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY ROOM, TAKE A LOOK AT OUR DOGS AND CATS. WE NEED OUR RESCUES AND ADOPTION PARTNERS HELP TO SAVE LIVES. IF YOU CANNOT PULL THEN PLEASE SHARE OUR DOGS AND CATS. TAG YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, CO-WORKERS AND ACQUAINTANCES. PLEASE HELP US GET OUR DOGS AND CATS INTO FOREVER HOMES. WE HAVE SOME AMAZING ANIMALS HERE AT THE SHELTER PLEASE SEND EVERYONE YOU KNOW DOWN TO THE SHELTER TO LOOK FOR THEIR NEW FOREVER PET!!
PLEASE DO NOT FORGET ABOUT OUR DOG DAYS of Summer PROMOTION!!!
$25.00 off Adoption fees/RESCUE PULLS….. Seniors and heartworm positive dogs- adoption/RESCUE fee waived (completely vetted), Adults – $25 (vetted) and puppies $45 (vetted).
A-18 D#1019936 “Jack” Jack Russell terrier , tri-colored, male, adult, approx. 10lbs. This dog was brought in by a citizen who stated they found the dog running on county line road. This dog was wearing a blue collar with a id tag attached. Customer service techs called and emailed the owner on the tag. We have had no response as of now. Jack is a nice boy, very friendly, cute little guy, however he does like to mark his territory. No aggression seen at the shelter with other dogs, staff or food Available 8-15-13
A-17 D# 1019941 “Bruen” Lab mix, black with brindle, older adult, approx. 65lbs. This dog was brought in by an officer, found on Rappelo Road in Brooksville with no collar or tags. This dog was micro chipped. However all owner phone numbers are dead ends but we did find out that the dog’s chip was implanted and adopted from West Pasco SPCA. We have left messages with them regarding this dog. “Bruen” is a nice dog, walks well on a leash, has manners, enjoys attention. No aggression seen at the shelter with other dogs, staff or food. Available 8-15-13.
B-28 D#1019593 “Stella” American Bulldog, white with black, female-spayed, adult, approx. 80lbs. Stella has tested heartworm positive. Stella was adopted on 8-8-13 and returned to the shelter on 8-9-13. The adopter stated that Stella was aggressive with her other dog (boyfriend has a large breed male) and that she was pregnant and didn’t want an aggressive dog in the home. Stella has shown NO AGGRESSION at the shelter with people. She does show dog aggression in her cage with other dogs walking by. I walked her today by dogs in cages, no aggression seen while out of her cage, I walked her by dogs in cages on the 8th no aggression seen while out of the cage. She does have a nervous bladder at times but that is only when she meets new people/situations or when she gets scared. The adopter also stated that Stella urinated in her home. Stella is a wonderful dog, very very sweet a total couch potato, she just wants to be loved on. She is ready to go… AVAILABLE NOW
B-17 D#1019929 “Yogi”, Poodle, black in color, male- neutered, older adult, approx. 22lbs. this dog has a missing right eye, left eye severely infected- currently under treatment, he has limited sight. Yogi was tied to the door of HCAS. This poodle was micro chipped, first number listed – person stated not the owner, second number listed – disconnected, 3rd emergency contact number- customer service spoke to emergency contact and they stated that the original owner had given the dog away. She also stated that the dog was being treated for epilepsy. Yogi is a very well behaved boy, with nice manners, he does run into things due to his lack of/diminished sight. Yogi does have periodontal disease, tartar, etc. No aggression seen at the shelter with other dogs, staff or food. Available 8-15-13.
Animal Advocate, Rescue & Volunteer Coordinator
Hernando County Animal Services
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mark., Avon’s beauty and fashion boutique brand, celebrated 10 years of beauty, fashion and empowerment at the Trump Soho in New York City tonight with Brand Ambassador and Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale. R&B songstress Elle Varner, mark. Celebrity Makeup Artist Fiona Stiles and celebrity DJ Chelsea Leyland joined Hale and more than 100 guests to commemorate the mark. brand history and preview the new fall fashion and beauty collections.
“I’m thrilled to be working with the mark. brand and help celebrate their 10th birthday,” Hale said. “mark. encompasses so many of my personal passions – fashion, beauty and, most of all, empowering women.”
“We’re incredibly proud to reach this milestone,” said mark. Global President Meg Lerner. “At the heart of the mark. brand is the belief that there are no limits to what a woman can imagine and achieve. Lucy Hale is truly a woman making her mark in the world and we’re excited to be kicking off this year-long celebration with her as our Brand Ambassador.”
At the event, Hale welcomed guests, introduced the new fashion and beauty product collections and cut the mark. 10thbirthday cake. Elle Varner also gave a special performance of her hit single “Refill”. Attendees learned about important moments in the mark. brand history – including them.powerment by mark. campaign operated by the Avon Foundation for Women, which has raised more than $1 million to help break the cycle of dating abuse and partner violence.
From its founding, mark. has been an innovator. Over the past decade, the brand has led the industry with its marriage of beauty and fashion, and by pioneering the concept of social beauty. Empowerment is in the brand’s DNA and can be seen in everything the company does – from the design of its products to its philanthropic outreach efforts.
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mark. is Avon’s expertly edited beauty and fashion boutique brand that is constantly launching fresh, on-trend and customizable products. It is mark’s passion to connect, engage and empower women- encouraging them to express their individuality and realize their infinite possibilities. Avon developed mark. in 2003 to celebrate the “mark.” young women make in the world. The foundation of the brand is the philosophy of social beauty™ – the idea that women love to be social and want to be beautiful. mark. is available exclusively through Avon Representatives. Learn more about mark. and its products at www.meetmark.com.
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Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL, the City of Orlando, and Visit Orlando announced plans for a week of events surrounding the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Visit Orlando. The Solar Bears will face-off against a team of All-Stars selected from the other ECHL clubs on Wednesday, January 21, 2015.
The week-long schedule of events begins with the Orlando Youth Hockey/Martin Luther King Day Tournament at the RDV Sportsplex Ice Den, starting on Friday, January 16th, and running through Monday, January 19th. More than 50 youth hockey teams from across the US and Canada will travel to Central Florida for the Tournament.
The ECHL All-Star Fan Fest with player appearances, interactive game, prizes, giveaways, auctions, memorabilia, and a special Hockey Hall of Fame exhibit will be held on All-Star Tuesday, January 20th. On All-Star Wednesday, January 21st, the day’s events include the All-Star Open Practice at Amway Center, the ECHL Hall of Fame Luncheon, and the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Visit Orlando. Select ECHL Skills competitions will be held the same night and will be incorporated into the evening’s events. Specific event details will be provided in the future.
“We all know the city of Orlando is a great destination,” said ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna. “Couple that with a world-class arena and the strong following the Solar Bears have developed and we have a perfect location for our 2015 All-Star Classic. We are pleased to bring our flagship event to Orlando in January 2015.” The Solar Bears were third in ECHL attendance, drawing more than 240,000 fans to the Amway Center.
“We would not have secured this great win for our community without the leadership support exhibited by the City of Orlando and Visit Orlando,” said Solar Bears Managing Partner and CEO Jason Siegel. “We have assembled a tremendous group of community leaders to form our Local Organizing Committee (listed below) and we look forward to a successful week of events.”
“The selection of Orlando to host the 2015 ECHL All-Star Game is another testament to our community’s ability to host top-tier sporting events,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “The ECHL All-Star game will further showcase our hometown hockey team, the Orlando Solar Bears, and a fan experience like no other at our state-of-the-art Amway Center.”
“We are delighted to be the presenting sponsor of the 2015 ECHL All-Star Game,” said Visit Orlando President & CEO George Aguel. “We look forward to continuing to partner with the Solar Bears, the City of Orlando, and the Amway Center to enhance the fan experience and maximize attendance at the game, while leveraging the week’s events to heighten exposure for our destination.”
The format of the All-Star Classic features the Orlando Solar Bears battling a team of All-Stars selected from the other ECHL clubs. This format has been adopted in the ECHL on three separate occasions, with the Charlotte Checkers earning a 7-6 victory over the ECHL All-Stars in 1997, the All-Stars taking down the Bakersfield Condors 9-3 in 2011, and last season’s 2013 All-Star Classic that saw the Colorado Eagles fall to the All-Stars 7-3. The first ECHL All-Star Classic was held in Wheeling, WV, in 1993, with an East vs. West format.
Previous All-Star Games have generated millions of dollars for the local economy as guests, players, coaches, and fans occupy hundreds of hotel rooms and spend several days in the host city. Past ECHL All-Star Games have been available live to millions of households on the NHL Network, as well as broadcast on multiple regional networks and satellite radio.
The logo for the 2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Visit Orlando was created by the Joe Bosack Graphic Design Co. They were also responsible for designing the primary and secondary logos for the Orlando Solar Bears. In addition, CCM will provide the All-Star game jerseys which will be designed by one lucky winner of the ECHL All-Star Jersey Design Contest.
The ECHL celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2012-13 and is the third-longest tenured professional hockey league behind only the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. The league began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown to be a coast-to-coast league with 22 teams in 15 states in 2013-14, and officially changed its name from East Coast Hockey League to ECHL on May 19, 2003. A total of 512 players have played in the NHL after playing in the ECHL. A record 87 ECHL alumni were on NHL opening-day rosters in 2012-13 and the League had affiliations with 25 of the 30 NHL teams at the start of last season.
The Downtown Development Board, Orlando Venues, Central Florida Sports Commission, and Levy Restaurants have joined the City of Orlando and Visit Orlando as 2015 All-Star Classic corporate partners. Sponsorships for specific events are still available, call 407-951-8200 for more information.
2015 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic presented by Visit Orlando – Local Organizing Committee:
- Jean-Claude Bergeron – CCM
- John Bisignano – Central Florida Sports Commission
- Erik Genrich – CenturyLink
- Doug Taylor – Church Street Entertainment
- Craig Swygert – Clear Channel Outdoor
- Bruce Stone – Clear Channel Radio
- Thomas C. Chatmon, Jr. – Downtown Development Board
- Ryan Crelin – ECHL
- Paul Mears – Mears Transportation
- Dianne Owen – Fairwinds Credit Union
- Bob Johnston – Florida Distributing
- David Cassidy – Florida Hospital
- Josh Mora – Full Sail
- Andrae Bailey – Impact Homelessness
- Joe Bosack – The Joe Bosack Graphic Design Co.
- Jim Breig & Luis Rivera – Levy Restaurants
- Skip Valet – Local 6
- Heather Fagan – City of Orlando/Mayor Dyer’s Office
- Karl Droppers – MVP Sports/RDV Sportsplex
- Eric Ushkowitz – Orange County Government
- Jerry Demings – Orange County Sherriff’s Office
- Martin Lewis – Orlando Business Journal
- Phil Rawlins – Orlando City Soccer
- John Miller – Orlando Fire Department
- Paul Rooney – Orlando Police Department
- Michael Caires – Orlando Sanford International Airport
- Allen Johnson – Orlando Venues
- Louis DiPaolo – OYHA
- Joseph Meterchick – PNC
- Geoff Lemasters – Sheraton
- Kelly Cohen – Southern Strategy Group
- Rick Ninko – Space Coast Iceplex
- Wendy Connor – TRUE Marketing
- Scott Burkstein – UCF
- Danielle Courtenay – Visit Orlando
- Marlin Hutchens – Walgreens
- Todd Souders – Wawa
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REPORT TO THE COMMUNITY
Orlando, FL – The Orlando Solar Bears, proud affiliates of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and Toronto Maple Leafs organizations, are pleased to present their Economic Impact Study and Report to the Community from their first season.
“The Solar Bears first year out of hibernation has been a wild success on and off the ice. Their commitments to local non-profits are making a difference in the lives of children and families across Central Florida,” said City of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “I look forward to building on the strong community partnership with the Solar Bears in the years ahead.” Continue reading
The unsettling story of the Lambert family is coming to Universal Studios Hollywood‘s “Halloween Horror Nights,” as “Insidious: Into The Further” transports guests to a dark realm where malevolent souls and demonic entities exist in the tormented existence of their past lives. Based on the 2010 horror thriller “Insidious” and the upcoming sequel “Insidious: Chapter 2,” the haunted attraction joins the highly-anticipated line up of terrifying mazes at the award-winning Halloween event, opening September 20. Continue reading
Fall Campaign Features Gap’s Iconic Denim; Engages Consumers Through Digital Content and a Return to TV
Launching today, Gap’s fall global marketing campaign – Back to Blue – celebrates the brand’s heritage with a robust worldwide campaign spanning print, outdoor, direct, social, in store, digital and a return to TV. It’s the broadest-reaching campaign in the company’s modern history, reflecting the dramatically changing media landscape.
“Back to Blue means getting back to what matters most – our truest selves, when we are most comfortable in our own skin,” said Seth Farbman, Gap’s Global Chief Marketing Officer. “It’s both a statement of how we feel as a brand, and how our customers want to live their lives and make their decisions. With style, people are seeking authentic denim and chambray – clothes you can wear almost anywhere but never forget who you really are.”
The global campaign includes new digital content every day, across many global platforms, including a partnership with Tumblr’s mobile platform. Gap has also updated its Styld.by platform – which partners with popular bloggers and style experts to curate the best fall looks – to include video, with a series on style advice from Jenn Rogien, the costume designer for HBO’s “GIRLS.”
Extensive lo-fi digital content features 24 influential millennials – like Tanisha Long from MTV’s Girl Code and Urban Bush Babes blogger Cipriana Quann – sharing simple, raw and relatable stories about what it means to be one’s most authentic self. Each wears their favorite pieces from the fall Back to Blue collection in short films, photographs and animated GIFs.
“Just as our fall collection shares a fashion perspective that’s iconic, confident and accessible, each element of our marketing campaign celebrates Gap’s denim legacy in a truly authentic way,” Farbman added.
Traditional Media Campaign and Return to TV. Kicking off with highly visible outdoor advertising in its top global markets and magazine advertising in August issues worldwide including Vogue, Lucky, InStyle, Glamour, PeopleStyle Watch and Vanity Fair in North America, as well as GQ, Glamour, Elle, Marie Claire and Grazia in the UK,the campaignfeatures both the attitude and clothing from Gap’s fall collection – rooted in denim, chambray and classic Gap items. Images from photographers Inez and Vinood, update Gap’s history of capturing powerful portraits for today’s audiences.
To follow the content, visit Gap’s Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Tumblr communities, and join the conversation with the hashtag #BacktoBlue.
Debuting on TV for the first time in four years, the Back to Blue TV spots will be revealed in mid-September through an innovative partnership.
Tumblr Mobile Partnership
Starting today, Gap is launching a contest on Tumblr, which encourages digital artists to share what Back to Blue means to them by creating an original piece of content. To help spark entrants’ creativity, prominent fashion blogger FashGif will submit the first piece of content and will be featured on Gap’s Tumblr. On August 29, the winning works will be featured on Gap’s Tumblr and turned into Tumblr mobile ads. This is the first time a brand will own all of Tumblr’s mobile ads in one day. To enter the contest, please visit: http://gap.tumblr.com/contest.
Global Art Project with VICE
Bringing the Back To Blue concept to life on city streets around the world, Gap is partnering with emerging street artists curated by VICE to create ten striking outdoor murals that celebrate individualism, optimism and democracy. Titled “Art of Blue,” the murals will be created by artists such as Zio Ziegler, Roman Grandinetti and Andrew McAttee, and will appear in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Rome. This global art project was inspired by Gap’s founders, Don and Doris Fisher, who have been supporters of contemporary art for many years.
Styld.by returns this fall in 30 countries, inspiring customers around the world by bringing Gap product to life through the editorial point of view of popular lifestyle bloggers. Partners include Refinery29, Mashable and Eater. Diving deeper into interest communities, Refinery29 will style Gap’s key fall items with fashion and lifestyle bloggers, while Mashable will style technology influencers and Eater will style chefs. Styld.by continues to expand its global reach with the addition of Russia, Singapore and the Philippines.
Additionally, Styld.by will launch a video series featuring Jenn Rogien, Costume Designer for HBO’s “GIRLS” and NETFLIX’s “Orange is the New Black.” In the video series, Jenn discusses how she uses clothes, including Gap items, to help bring characters to life and how everyone can express their personalities and tell their own stories through their clothing choices.
Grounded in 1969 denim and iconic layering pieces like denim jackets, sweaters and chambray shirts, Gap’s fall collection is an authentic expression of Gap’s optimistic and casual sense of style.
The women’s collection features rich, indigo denim washes in popular fits such as the 1969Legging Jean, Sexy Boyfriend and Always Skinny. Also big for fall is the assortment of denim jackets, particularly the Moto Jacket in 1969 Denim and the 1969 Drop Pocket Jacket.
The menswear collection is focused on classic signature fits and modern basics. Highlights include the 1969 Slim and Straight jeans, and the 1969 Chambray Shirt and Utility Shirt.
Gap is a global apparel and accessories brand focused on delivering casual, American style. The brand offers classic, iconic clothing that helps customers express their individuality through its Gap, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity and GapBody collections. With an optimistic point of view and belief that everyone can make their creative mark in the world, Gap embodies what it means to be bright. Founded in San Francisco in 1969 by Donald G. Fisher and Doris F. Fisher, the brand has grown from one store to over 1,600 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime, Athleta and Intermix. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.
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Stride Rite Children’s Group, the leader in premium children’s footwear, has just unveiled its new fall 2013 collection, sending kids back to school in style. Stride Rite Children’s Group offers a wide range of styles from Stride Rite®, Saucony® Kids, Keds® Kids and Sperry Top-Sider® Kids that will outfit your kids for everything from their first day of school to their first track practice. Continue reading
It’s Time for Another Magical Day, with this Interactive Character based Alarm Clock App Available Now!
Award-winning independent developer and publisher Blitz Games (http://blitzgames.com), announced today the release of DreamWorks‘ Shrek Alarm, the first in a series of interactive character apps co-produced with DreamWorks Animation (Nasdaq: DWA). This Shrek-tacular app is available now on iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and all Android device.
Wake up with your favorite ogre! Designed for Shrek fans of all ages, DreamWorks’ Shrek Alarm features full alarm clock functionality, day and nighttime modes and a bedtime feature, which allows you to decide when Shrek falls asleep; all set in the beautiful and immersive 3D environment of Shrek’s Swamp.
The app also includes lively character interactions that are uniquely Shrek! You can interact with him ogre-and-ogre again; tickle him to make him laugh, poke him to make him roar and discover other funny reactions that only Shrek can bring.
Another momentous day for Orlando as I joined Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs to announce a funding plan for the construction of a new Downtown Orlando soccer stadium. This proposal paves the way to bring Major League Soccer (MLS) to Orlando as the first MLS team in the southeast. Continue reading