American Eagle Outfitters Features Real People In Spring 2013 “Project Live Your Life” Campaign

American Eagle Outfitters Features Real People In Spring 2013 “Project Live Your Life” Campaign

The “Project Live Your Life” Spring Campaign Includes Twelve Men and Women From Music, Sports, The Arts and Beauty

Contest for Customers to Appear in Fall Campaign Opened on February 28, 2013 Continue reading “American Eagle Outfitters Features Real People In Spring 2013 “Project Live Your Life” Campaign”

Outback Steakhouse® Satisfies Appetites And Wallets

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE LOGOBack by popular demand: Outback’s signature sirloin and lobster tail combination starting at $14.99*

Outback Steakhouse® is featuring a juicy 6oz Signature Sirloin and a succulent steamed lobster tail plus the choice of a freshly made side, all for just $14.99*.  With the return of its most popular offer, Outback is giving guests just what they’re craving – the classic combination of its award winning, tender steak and mouthwatering lobster.

“People love Outback’s award-winning steak and lobster,” said Outback Steakhouse Chief Marketing Officer, Mike Kappitt. “And, really, what’s better than going to your favorite restaurant and getting exactly what you want at a price that’s easy on your wallet?” Continue reading “Outback Steakhouse® Satisfies Appetites And Wallets”

Get to Know: Tobias Harris


Get to Know: Tobias Harris

By John Denton,

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Even now, as a 20-year-old, second-year NBA player, Tobias Harris can close his eyes and hear the voice of his father, Torrel Harris, who often pushed him so hard as a young player that he routinely contemplated giving up basketball.

Even with Harris firmly entrenched in the NBA, his father’s voice is never far away as the two talk after every NBA game. Torrel once played collegiately at Duquesne, later worked as an agent representing Hall of Famer George Gervin and has since poured his life into helping his son become a success in the NBA.

These days, Harris can chuckle at the long, winding road he’s been on to get to the NBA. And his father has been right there almost literally every step of the way, helping his son reach his dreams of playing basketball professionally.

“It was tough. I used to tell everybody that I probably quit basketball as a kid a hundred times because of how hard he was working me, but it all paid off,” Harris remembered. “That’s why my dad is so excited that I’m in the position that I am now. The hard work all paid off for me to be in the NBA, but it doesn’t stop there.”

When he found out that he had been traded to the Orlando Magic last Thursday, along with point guards Doron Lamb and Beno Udrih, Harris first called his father to let him in on the news. The two shared excitement because the trade to Orlando designated a fresh start for him and an opportunity to get more consistent playing time with the Magic.

Harris has wasted no time in taking advantage of his opportunity in Orlando, twice leading the team in scoring in his three games with the Magic so far. He had 16 points in Tuesday’s stirring victory in Philadelphia and he was the lone bright spot in Wednesday’s loss to Sacramento with 23 points. Incredibly, he has made 21-of-31 shots so far by relentlessly attacking the rim.

The 6-foot-8, 226-pound Harris said that while he was initially stunned by the news that he had been traded from the Milwaukee Bucks to the Magic, he couldn’t be happier about being in Orlando. And, of course, his dad was there to affirm to him the positives of being traded to a Magic team that is built around promising young players.

“When (Torrel) heard the news that I was coming to Orlando he was pretty excited because he knows this business. He knew the opportunity that I had here and what was at stake here for me,” Harris said. “He still plays an important part in my life. He’s like my second agent. He’s always giving me feedback and keeping me on my toes. He’s not my first (agent). He might think he is, but he isn’t.”

For Harris, this foray into the NBA is clearly a family affair. While his father takes an active role in his on-court performance, his mother often tends to his duties off the court. Harris has already approached the Magic about having his mother help coordinate his appearances in the Central Florida community while representing the Magic.

In Milwaukee, Harris was one of the Bucks’ most active players in the community. He made appearances at a Boys and Girls Club, signed autographs for fans at an appearance at a grocery store and met with youth “Super Readers” at a local library. It’s that kind of work that Harris said he hopes to continue doing in Orlando for years to come.

Magic Head Coach Jacque Vaughn has already become a big fan of Harris’ because of his versatility and desire to come into games with an aggressive nature. Because of his rare combination of size and lateral quickness, Harris can play both small forward and power forward and Vaughn believes the “tweener” label attached to Harris early on is a misnomer.

“Tobias gives us the ability to guard multiple positions and create mismatches on the other end,” Vaughn said. “We’ve already seen frequently Tobias’ ability to grab the rebound and show the ability to push the ball up the floor himself. It allows us to increase our pace, which is good for us.”

Harris’ success in Orlando could ultimately come down to how he meshes with promising small forward Maurice Harkless. Their length and versatility allow the Magic to play the kind of free-flowing game that Vaughn likes, where traditional position lines are blurred. Already the duo has built some chemistry because they have known each other for years – with Harkless being from Queens, New York, and Harris growing up on Long Island in New York.

“Tobias was always a hard worker and he was always in the gym,” Harkless remembered of Harris. “We worked out with the same trainers and every time I was at the gym, I would see him there. He’s a hard-working kid and I can’t wait to work with him more here.”

Added Harris: “I knew (Harkless) about in the 10th grade. When he was coming up he was under the radar and by his senior year (of high school) he was still under the radar. He was ranked 100-something (nationally), but I always knew Mo was going to be good. At St. John’s, he blew up that year and he’s a great player on the Magic now.” 

Harris said he’s patterned his game after a couple of great players – Gervin and Carmelo Anthony, who coincidentally also happens to be Harkless’ favorite player. While working out as a child with his father, Gervin would give Tobias advice. The two worked out together after his one season at Tennessee and before the NBA Draft when the Bucks made him the 16th pick of the 2011 Draft. And it’s Anthony whom Harris compares himself too because of his ability to play multiple positions and keep the pressure on the defense with his attacking nature.


“I look at a guy like Carmelo Anthony with the size and skills that he has and I try to mimic my game after him a little bit,” Harris said. “I just want to try to improve my game. You are only going to be as good as you work. You’re not going to be the next somebody else (unless you work).”

As for his jersey number with the Magic, Harris chose No. 12 – the same number worn the previous eight seasons by the departed Dwight Howard. Whereas Howard was often known as “D-12” in Orlando, some Magic fans have already taken to calling Harris, “T-12.” But in all actuality, Harris said choosing No. 12 had nothing at all with trying to fill Howard’s enormous shoes.

He’s worn No. 12 since his senior year of high school in honor of former AAU teammate and close friend, Morgan Childs, who died of a rare blood disease. Harris wore No. 12 at Tennessee, but couldn’t do so as a rookie in Milwaukee because Luc Mbah A Moute already owned the number. When he was traded to Orlando, he requested No. 12 and didn’t pause just because Howard had worn the number previously. That, in itself, says a thing or two about the swagger and strong beliefs that Harris has.

“I know that was Dwight Howard’s old number, but that’s the number that I chose,”

Harris said brazenly. “I know there are a lot of expectations with that number and I’m happy to take on those expectations.”

As for his father, Harris said he’s gotten good feedback from his father so far about his play in Orlando. The two talked often in Milwaukee when he wasn’t playing and his father convinced him to keep working and that his time would eventually come. That opportunity has come now in Orlando, and Harris is eager to take advantage of it.

“My dad is just really happy to see me out there playing again,” Harris said. “My dad has been impressed by the fan base that we have here in Orlando and how the entire organization is run first class. … I was pretty down in Milwaukee, but my dad always told me that they’re not paying you right now to play, but they are paying you to stay ready to play. That’s what I love to do and I continued to work and got better. Now, this opportunity has come in Orlando and I’m playing and that time I spent staying ready is paying off for me.”

*All photos of Harris taken by Fernando Medina.


American Airlines Applies For Additional Service To Brazil



American Airlines Applies For Additional Service To Brazil

American to Expand New Service to Brazil by Adding New Routes from Los Angeles and Chicago Hubs
American Airlines today filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to fly additional United States – Brazil frequencies beginning in 2013 and 2014. American will use these frequencies to add one new daily round trip service from its Los Angeles and Chicago hubs to Sao Paulo, expanding the airline’s Latin American network footprint to provide even greater choices to its customers. Continue reading “American Airlines Applies For Additional Service To Brazil”

HETENYI EARNS SHUTOUT AS SOLAR BEARS TAKE DOWN ROYALS 1-0 Orlando Closes Eight Game Homestand Against Reading on Saturday

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Orlando Closes Eight Game Homestand Against Reading on Saturday

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Orlando, FL –  G Zoltan Hetenyi turned aside all 29 Royals shots as he posted the first shutout of the year for the Solar Bears, helping Orlando to a 1-0 win over theC.J. Severyn Royals in front of 6,840 fans at the Amway Center on Thursday night.

The Solar Bears struck first at 8:56 of the first period putting them on the board  with a 1-0 lead. D Corbin Baldwin pushed a centering pass to forward C.J. Severyn who then fired the puck past G Riley Gill and into the back of the net. Orlando was able to hold their one goal lead for the remainder of the first frame.

Orlando maintained their 1-0 lead through a scoreless second and third period. G Zoltan Hetenyi turned aside all 29 shots Reading placed on goal, collecting the first shutout of the season for Orlando.

Three Stars: 1. Z. Hetenyi (ORL); 2. C. Severyn (ORL); 3. C. Baldwin (ORL)
Power Plays: ORL: 0/6; REA: 0/3
Shots: ORL: 30; REA: 29

Zoltan Hetenyi earned his third shutout of the year, and first for the Solar Bears, in his third start as a Solar Bear this season. Heteyni has allowed a total of three goals in his three games with Orlando… The Solar Bears wore special Star Wars themed jerseys during the game… Forward C.J. Severyn scored his 19th goal of the season, and is one shy of the team lead of 20 currently held by C Ryan Cruthers… Orlando improved to 10-2-0-1 at home against non-divisional opponents… The Solar Bears are now 10 games above .500 at home this season, with a record of 18-8-1-3 at the Amway Center.

Upcoming Promotions:

March 2:

March 20:
March 24:

BE GREAT! Classic for Kids to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs
of Central Florida featuring NHL Hall of Famer Bryan Trottier
Scout Night
St. Patrick’s Day Special Jersey
Fan Appreciation Game

For more information call the Solar Bears Executive Offices at 407-951-8200.

Get Tickets:
Orlando closes out their eight-game homestand with against the Reading Royals on Saturday, March 2, at 7:00 p.m. Good seats are still available. Visit

The Orlando Solar Bears, the ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Minnesota Wild and AHL’s Houston Aeros, play all of their home games at the 2012 Street and Smith’s Sports Business Journal Sports Facility of the Year, the Amway Center.

Individual tickets for all regular season home games are on sale beginning as low as $15. To purchase your tickets, please visit or the Amway Center Box Office.

Follow the Solar Bears at www.OrlandoSolarBearsHockey.comFacebook, and Twitter (@OrlandoHockey) for all the latest news and updates.

Don’t get shut-out when we sell out! Take advantage of the Orlando Solar Bears season ticket pre-sale offer by placing a $50 deposit per ticket now to receive seat selection priority for the 2013-14 season. Call the Solar Bears at407-951-8200 or visit

Group tickets are a great way to entertain employees, co-workers, clients, friends and family. For more information on discounted group tickets and a list of group benefits, call 407-951-8200 or click here.

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TBWA Worldwide Launches The Bike Lane


Photography Project Shot in Shanghai, in Support of Room13 International

 TBWA\Worldwide today announced the launch of the photography project, The Bike Lane, the culmination of a two-day shoot in Shanghai, focused on people of the city and their beloved bicycles.

The Bike Lane was conceived by TBWA Worldwide’s Chief Operating Officer, Emmanuel Andre and TBWA Greater China’s Chief Creative Officer, Edmund Choe. Andre, a published photographer outside of his day job, was looking for his next project. Choe, who joined TBWA in 2010, was looking for a way for the Shanghai office to get more involved in the global network, as well as raise awareness and funds for TBWA’s long-supported CSR initiative, Room13 International. TBWA\Greater China has supported Room13 locally for five years. Continue reading “TBWA Worldwide Launches The Bike Lane”

Mayor Buddy Dyer Announces Selection of Artists for See Art Orlando

seeartorlando2Mayor Buddy Dyer Announces Selection of Artists for See Art Orlando

ORLANDO, Fl – Yesterday, during his annual State of the City Address, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer announced the selection of artists for the SEE ART ORLANDO initiative.  SEE ART ORLANDO is a public sculpture community project designed to enhance the aesthetic experience and cultural image of Downtown Orlando through the installation of iconic works of art throughout the city core.  

“Arts and culture are responsible for 3,500 jobs in our community and generate nearly 100 million dollars in economic impact.  SEE ART ORLANDO is part of our plan to grow that impact,” said Mayor Dyer
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New Oral Care Products Designed To Make Brushing Fun And Help Solve Childhood Dental Disease Crisis


FireFly® Fluoride Foam Toothpaste and FireFly® Ready Go Brush(TM)

According to the National Children’s Oral Health Foundation, the incidence of early childhood cavities presents a growing concern for parents, dentists, and the kids who suffer from them.  Pediatric dental disease is by far one of the most common chronic childhood conditions, second only to childhood obesity as an epidemic and affects a staggering 44% of children in the U.S. before they even reach kindergarten.  It’s the number one reason for missed school and for kids visiting the emergency room. Continue reading “New Oral Care Products Designed To Make Brushing Fun And Help Solve Childhood Dental Disease Crisis”

Dove® Men+Care(TM) Launches New Range Of Fortifying Shampoos To Help Men Say Goodbye To Dull And Thin Hair

60441-4-New-Dove-Men-Care-originalDove® Men+Care(TM) Launches New Range Of Fortifying Shampoos To Help Men Say Goodbye To Dull And Thin Hair

Specifically Designed For Men, NEW Dove® Men+Care(TM) Hair Line Proven To Make Hair Three Times Stronger[1]

Men’s everyday activities can take a toll on their hair, stripping it of vigor and strength. Built on the success of the Dove(®) Men+Care((TM)) collection of Body Washes, Deodorants, and Antiperspirants, the Unilever men’s personal care brand is launching a new hair category. This is the brand’s first range of shampoos designed to meet men’s specific needs and includes Shampoos and 2-in-1 Shampoo + Conditioners that are proven to make his hair three times stronger([1]).

To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: Continue reading “Dove® Men+Care(TM) Launches New Range Of Fortifying Shampoos To Help Men Say Goodbye To Dull And Thin Hair”

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