Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors Top Partners and Dedicated Supporters

Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to National Board Member

TAMPA, FLA., UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America honors the top corporate partners and individual leaders who make significant contributions to help the organization serve children by matching them in impactful mentoring relationships with caring adult volunteers. During the 2018 National Conference Awards Gala presented by Comcast NBCUniversal and held on June 28, BBBSA honored Alan J. Bernon, Gary Moore, the Federated Insurance Companies, and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.

“Each of these award winners has contributed significantly to our Network and our National Office, helping us increase our impact on communities,” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Charles G. Berwind Lifetime Achievement Award

As a member of the National Board, the Board of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston, and as a longtime supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, Alan Bernon has been a consistent ambassador and supporter for Big Brothers Big Sisters for decades. He has provided crucial support for the National Office, building it into a thriving organization.

“I have had the honor and pleasure to serve on numerous nonprofit boards over the past three decades, probably two dozen, but none have meant more to me than the privilege of being part of this organization,” Bernon said.

Community Impact Award

Federated Insurance began the Federated Challenge in 2004. Through the annual event, which includes a black tie gala, an auction, and a golf tournament, Federated Insurance raises over $2.5 million per year for the three Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in Minnesota and has raised more than $32 million for Big Brothers Big Sisters in total, now including funds for the National Office.

“We have chosen, as a company, to pay 100 percent of all the expenses of the [Federated Challenge] gala, the golf, the prizes, so that every single dollar raised in the auction and every single dollar given by our corporate sponsors goes to the three Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies,” said Jeff Fetters, Chairman and CEO of Federated Insurance. In June, Fetters joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America National Board of Directors.

President’s Award

The highest partner honor of the night went to the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation for its partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. Not only did they provide the funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters’ strategic planning process, the product of which was the five-year strategic plan, Bigger Impact 2022, but they also invested $2.725 million in various strategic initiatives from technology to training.

The S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation envisions children and youth developing the knowledge, skills, and character to explore and understand the world around them, growing into caring, informed, and productive adults. “We have a National Character Initiative, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is one of 13 organizations that we have invested in,” said Arron Jiron, the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Associate Program Director for Education, who accepted the award on behalf of the Foundation.

Common Good Award

Gary Moore of the law firm Moore Strickland, who has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters for more than a decade and provides invaluable service as national coordinating legal counsel in child protection matters, received the Common Good Award. Moore Strickland has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of America by providing pro bono legal counsel of the highest quality to our youth protection and leadership teams.

“I come away from this experience with a feeling—of all of the clients I have represented, of all of the great legal experiences I have had, nothing has given me more pride and more feeling of good faith, around the country,” Moore said. “You don’t build walls, you open doors in the minds of children.”

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong, enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big Brothers Big Sisters ensures that the children in its program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 114-year history. With over 270 affiliates across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served nearly 2 million children (“Littles”) in the past 10 years. Learn more at www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org.

Lauren Klinger
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
813-605-7425
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7 Night Diving Tips

7 Night Diving Tips

Night Divers

Preparing for a night dive

Diving at night is a specialty many divers fear, until they try it. After one dive many are often hooked on scuba diving after dusk.

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — With a little preparation and planning Night Diving can be among the most rewarding specialties scuba has to offer.
1. Proper lighting is important. Many people think brighter is better, purchasing the strongest lights available. While a light beam needs to be bright enough to allow the diver to see clearly, too much light will frighten nocturnal creatures. A back-up light should be small enough to stow easily but bright enough to perform a dive if the primary light fails. It is commonly accepted that if the primary light fails the dive is over. But in many cases, especially with diving in an area with rough surface waters or boat traffic, a light failure at the end of the reef means the diver still must complete the dive to reach safety. Finally a small marker light or chem-stick mounted on the tank valve helps the diver to locate buddies while underwater.
2. Agree on and practice communication before the dive. Whether using the light for signaling or shining the light to illuminate hand signals, be sure everybody is on the same page prior to entering the water. Practicing common signals using both techniques is recommended as there is no way to know who you may encounter underwater.
3. Choose a familiar dive site. Most divers are amazed to learn the difference is as great as “night and day”. Between the brilliant colors and marine life that many divers didn’t even know lived in their area, every dive at night can be like diving a whole new, unexplored site.
4. Instructors teach placing a marker light at the entry/exit point in order to find the safest spot to return to. Experienced night divers in inhabited areas realize how that light will blend in with every other porch light or street light when the diver is off shore. By using a unique color of light or a combination of several lights in a pattern or a light box, you will recognize yours from a distance more easily.
5. Instructors often teach students that dusk is the best time to begin a night dive as you can see your scuba gear while getting prepared for the dive. A small flashlight solves this issue. The real reason dusk is the best time to night dive is simply the sheer amount of life you can experience. The diurnal creatures are still out while the nocturnal creatures are just waking up and beginning their “day”.
6. No matter the time, the key to a successful night dive is taking your time. Most night dives can be spent in fraction of the space covered during the typical daytime dive. The diver’s light draws out vibrant colors not normally seen in the daytime, and if the light’s beam isn’t too strong, many creatures will actually come to inspect the light. Being patient and relatively calm can reward the diver with sightings of amazing marine life from skates and rays, to tiny crustaceans or delicate creatures with translucent bodies that could never been seen in the daytime.
7. Finally, be respectful. Remember, many dive sites are located near neighborhoods and sound typically carries further at night. Cylinders banging against things or excited voices gearing up in anticipation can disturb local residents and create a bad relationship between divers and the community. Always be sure to clean up your area, ideally leaving it tidier than when you arrived.

Melinda Herndon
Scuba.com
9492219300
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Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim – Competing Without the Plastic Footprint

Swimmers Take to the Water in the Bosphorus

Credit: Turkish Olympic Committee

Swimmers Cross the Bosphorus in Istanbul

Credit: Turkish Olympic Committee

30th Anniversary of the Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim

The Samsung Cross Bosphorus Swim, run by the Turkish Olympic Committee, is the first global sports event to use the PDP Sport program to reduce plastic waste.

We are excited to be part of the PDP Sport Program for the event's 30th Anniversary, and to be the first sporting event in Turkey to be fully engaged on the topic of plastic pollution reduction.”

— Mr. Nihat Usta, Vice President Turkish Olympic Committee

ISTANBUL, ALABAMA, TURKEY, July 18, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The Samsung Cross Bosphorus Continental Swim, organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee, is proud to be the first large global swim race, and the first sports event in Turkey, to have adopted the PDP Sport methodology for reducing plastic waste at an event. PDP Sport is based on the Plastic Disclosure Project, which is a program for companies and institutions to measure their baseline use of plastic, how much they recover or recycle, or how much recycled content they use. Swimming and sports are a great conduit for creating broader public awareness and understanding about the importance and value of waste reduction, recycling, and waste-prevention management. With such a high-profile event as the Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim, the event is excited to be able to reach thousands of athletes, families and visitors to Turkey to share in the leadership and engagement in reducing plastic waste in order to improve the environment we all love to train, compete and recreate in.

PDP Sport was created by the NGO, Ocean Recovery Alliance, which does global work on plastic pollution reduction and creating solutions for companies, communities and events, so that we have a collectively reduced plastic footprint. PDP Sport provides guidelines to assist event organizers in planning for waste reduction and recycling programs, before the event has even taken place. This includes a checklist, and a scorecard to help evaluate progress towards certification as a PDP Sport event.

Plastic is a useful and valuable resource, especially to sports event organizers. However, plastic needs to be managed properly, and doing so can be an easy, but significant, step towards a more sustainable event. Plastic is often highly visible to event participants and those that use the location afterwards, so brands and events want to be careful about the image they leave behind, and also demonstrate that they are responsible and effective event organizers and supporters. In addition, plastic is a valuable commodity, and there are often strong economic reasons for ensuring it is not wasted. Plastic pollution can take hundreds of years to fully degrade, and in the mean time can cause ecosystem and health impacts. This is now what we want to see in our sporting environments, or our communities, and much of the waste created at events is avoidable if planned and managed well in terms of reducing and recovering what is recyclable.

“We are excited to be part of the PDP Sport program, and to be the first sporting event in Turkey to be fully engaged on this topic of plastic waste reduction, particularly given that this is our 30th anniversary of the event”, said Mr. Nihat Usta, the President of the Bosphorus Committee of Turkish Olympic Committee.

“Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swim is one of the world’s leading open water swim races, and the organizer the Turkish Olympic Committee have shown great pride and leadership in wanting to work with the PDP Sport program as a showcase and model for others to follow,” said Doug Woodring, Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance, and a VIP swimmer in the event last year as well.

About Samsung Bosphorus Cross Continental Swimming Race (İstanbul-Turkey):

Two continents one race. – For 29 years, thousands of athletes from around the world and Turkey have been getting together in Istanbul for friendship, to compete, to challenge and discover their limits. The pleasure of swimming from Asia to Europe, to experience the exquisite beauties of the Bosphorus and witnessing the passion of the fans all combine to create this unique event.

Samsung Bosphorus Cross-continental Swimming Race is organized by the Turkish Olympic Committee under large social and corporate support. Thanks to the increasing interest year by year, this adventure which began with the participation of 4 female and 64 male athletes in 1989, has grown to become an important part of the Turkish sports tradition. Samsung Bosphorus Cross-continental Swimming Race goes beyond a competition and invites you to a festival, a jubilation, to sports and health.

About Ocean Recovery Alliance:

Ocean Recovery Alliance is focused on bringing together new ways of thinking, technologies, creativity and collaborations in order to help to improve our ocean environment. It launched two projects with the Clinton Global Initiative focused on the reduction of plastic pollution, and is one of the only NGOs in have worked with both United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Oceans. The group also organizes the Plasticity Forum, focused on plastic sustainability and the circular economy, and has recently won the Prince’s Award for Innovative Philanthropy from Prince Albert of Monaco. It is a non-profit organization, based in Hong Kong and California.

Kai Smith
Ocean Recovery Alliance
+852-2803-0018
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Artworks attributed to some of the biggest names in art history will be in In the Manner Of's next auction on July 26th

Signed tempera and gouache on paper done in the manner of Vincent van Gogh (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Untitled oil on canvas painting done in the manner of Jean-Michel Basquiat (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Oil on canvas work titled Cubist Still Life attributed to Pablo Picasso (est. $15,000-$25,000).

Graphite and acrylic drawing attributed to Andy Warhol, titled Yellow Cow (est. $8,000-$12,000).

Untitled (Avatar) oil on canvas painting done in the manner of Cy Twombly (est. $8,000-$12,000).

Market-fresh paintings and drawings from private collections in Europe and the Americas will come up for bid — 205 lots in all — online and in Franklin, Mass.

We’re pleasantly surprised by the response to our new auction program. Collectors are embracing the opportunity to both buy and sell at attractive prices. ”

— Bruce Wood

FRANKLIN, MASS., UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — FRANKLIN, Mass. – Rare, market-fresh paintings and drawings from private collections in Europe and the Americas – to include decorative artworks in the styles of, and attributed to, master artists such as Warhol, Basquiat, Monet, Klein, de Kooning, Renoir, Matisse, van Gogh, Picasso and others – will be sold at the next In the Manner Of auction on Thursday, July 26th.

Other prime works include sketches and paintings attributed to Wifredo Lam, Gustav Klimt, Cy Twombly, Joan Miro, Arshile Gorky, Franz Marc, Antoni Tapies and many others. It will be just the third auction for the young firm that deals exclusively in antique and vintage artworks done in the styles of master artists (hence the name In the Manner Of) and only its second gallery sale.

Like the previous auction in late June, this one will have a live component. The preview and live event will be held in the recently opened 500 Gallery, at 500 Franklin Village Drive in Franklin. Preview days and times are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10-5 and Saturday from 10-3. Internet bidding will be provided by the website IntheMannerOf.com, plus LiveAuctioneers.com.

“We’re pleasantly surprised by the response to our new auction program,” said Bruce Wood, co-owner of In the Manner Of. “Collectors are embracing the opportunity to both buy and sell at attractive prices.” The July 26th auction, officially titled Impressionist & Modern Paintings and Drawings, starts promptly at 5:30 pm Eastern time. The full catalog can be viewed online now.

The 205-lot auction is packed with decorative artworks in the styles of, and attributed to, master artists. A strong candidate for top lot of the sale is a signed tempera and gouache on paper done in the manner of Vincent van Gogh (Dutch, 1853-1890), titled Portrait of a Man Wearing a Hat, with a certificate of authenticity from van Hassel Galleri in Rotterdam (est. $20,000-$30,000).

Also expected to realize $20,000-$30,000 is an unframed, untitled oil on canvas painting done in the manner of Jean-Michel Basquiat (Am., 1960-1988), signed and dated (1983) lower right. The canvas measures 36 ¼ inches by 29 inches and is typical of Basquiat’s raw, Neo-Expressionist style. Basquiat’s work had an ‘unstudied’ appearance, but he produced stunning visual collages.

Basquiat’s good friend and contemporary Andy Warhol (Am., 1928-1987) will be represented in the sale by a graphite and acrylic drawing attributed to him titled Yellow Cow, unframed, verso signed and stamped and marked with the Arthur Tooth Gallery in London (est. $8,000-$12,000). Also, an untitled (Avatar) oil on canvas done in the manner of Cy Twombly (Am., 1928-2011), signed lower right, measuring 19 ¾ inches by 20 ½ inches framed, should bring $8,000-$12,000.

Pablo Picasso (Sp., 1881-1973) will make multiple appearances in the sale, to include an oil on canvas Cubist Still Life attribution, measuring 23 inches by 23 ¼ inches in the frame and signed and dated (“’61”), with inscriptions and a wax collection stamp verso (est. $15,000-$25,000); and a signed 18 inch by 15 inch oil painting done in the manner of the artist (est. $3,000-$5,000).

Picasso isn’t the only Spanish artist in the auction. An oil on canvas painting done in the manner of painter-sculptor-art theorist Antoni Tapies (Sp., 1923-2012), signed, 22 inches by 19 inches framed, should reach $5,000-$8,000; and an oil on painting attributed to Joan Miro (Sp., 1893-1983), signed, 21 ¾ inches by 18 inches, with a gallery label on verso, should hit $3,000-$5,000.

An unsigned, framed oil on canvas from the School of Hilma af Klint (Swedish, 1862-1944), one of the earliest abstract expressionists, 22 ¼ inches by 19 ½ inches in the frame, has an estimate of $5,000-$8,000. Also, an oil on paper executed in the manner of Gustav Klimt (Austrian, 1862-1918), titled Female Portrait with Red Hat, signed and unframed, should garner $5,000-$8,000.

An oil on canvas painting attributed to the 20th century Fauvuist master Henri Matisse (Fr., 1869-1954), signed bottom left and measuring 16 ¼ inches by 20 ¾ inches, has an estimate of $5,000-$8,000; and an oil on canvas attributed to the Armenian-American abstract expressionist painter Arshile Gorky (1904-1948), signed, 20 inches by 22 inches framed, should fetch $5,000-$8,000.

A pair of Franzes round out the brief list of the auction’s expected top earners. An untitled oil on paper abstract composition done in the manner of Franz Kline (Am., 1910-1962), signed lower right, 11 ¾ inches by 16 ½ inches (sight) should make $3,000-$5,000; while a gouache on paper attributed to Franz Mark (German, 1880-1916), titled Blue Horse, should realize $1,000-$1,500.

In the Manner Of makes it clear that all the artworks in this and all future sales are created in the styles of, after, or attributed to, master artists. Its mission is to offer fine artworks for collectors with sophisticated aesthetics. The pieces come with no provenance, no guarantees and no pedigrees. They are, like the name states, ‘In the Manner of.’ The firm accepts cryptocurrency.

“So many consignors have come to us with great paintings that were undocumented originals, tribute pieces or copies that we decided to feature them in their own auctions,” said Bruce Wood, who founded the firm with partner William Janosco. “That’s how this auction house was born.”

In the Manner Of is actively seeking artworks that are created in the style of, after or attributed to master artists. The firm encourages potential sellers who have been turned away from other auction houses because their artwork lacked provenance or did not fit perfectly into so-called “blue chip” auction houses to call (508) 533-6277 or send an e-mail to art@IntheMannerOf.com.

To learn more about In the Manner Of and the firm’s live and internet sale now online and ending July 26th, please visit www.IntheMannerOf.com.

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Bruce Wood
In the Manner Of
(508) 533-6277
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"FERGUSON" The Musical headed to Los Angeles with Laurence Fishburnes' Mother; Ms. Hattie Fishburne

The Musical

w/Hattie Fishburne

WHILE AMERICA IS STILL FEELING THE STING…

12 MEN, DIFFERENT VIEWS, ONE TRIAL- It's a whole different story when it hits home”

— Peachanda Dubose

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The pain of African-Americans, unlawfully killed by police officers from NY to Tulsa Oklahoma, "FERGUSON" The Musical, The NAACP Award-winning production, loosely based on an incident from nearly 4 years ago, in Ferguson Missouri, is returning to the stage Thursday, July 19th, 2018 at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Moved by the events in Ferguson, DuBose, an NAACP Image, and Theatre Award-winning playwright decided to use her gift to help tell the story theatrically and musically in an effort to bring healing and awareness.

DuBose has added veteran actress and mother of the Oscar-nominated Laurence Fishburne, Ms. Hattie Crawford Fishburne to the cast of the all-male jury panel as a special guest delivering a cameo performance that is sure to leave her audience yearning for more.

The play was inspired by the murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed August 9, 2014, by police, sparking nationwide protests and civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis. On November 24th of that same year, a grand jury decided not to charge Darren Wilson, the policeman who killed Brown. That news set off even more national protests.

The characters portrayed in this production had a troubled past growing up, and some people thought, "He had it coming," said the gifted playwright. "Ferguson: The Musical" is an all-male cast of veteran actors, singers, spoken word artists, and rappers. Most, who are serving as jurors trying to decide the fate of the white officer who killed this young man. Will he be found guilty? Or will he be yet another officer exonerated after killing a black citizen?

The dialogue at times is heated and intense from one of the court's deliberation rooms as they go over the young man's checkered past and the officer's possible future but, there is a twist in this playwright's script.

The award-winning production stars: DeJuan Christopher, NAACP Theatre Award Nominated-Alfred E. Rutherford, NAACP Award Winning-Jaimyon Parker, Cer Collins, ReShaun Groomes, Sidney George Ginyard, Shawn Turner, Marwan Granville, Britt Prentice, in addition to: PEACH Theatre Award winning-Malachi Rivers, Michael Higgenbottom, Mayan Industry Award winning-Darelle D. Dove, and "AMERICA'S GOT TALENT" Season 10 Finalists: Celebrity recording artists: Jeffery Lewis, & Zuri Craig "The Craig Lewis Band" all endow the audience with their stellar music, song, and spoken word performances!
Veteran actor Mr. Ernest Harden Jr. (of "White Men Can't Jump" and "THE JEFFERSON'S)" owns the stage with his electric stage presence, while leading Man Lamont, Young takes you on an unforgettable journey, with a compelling performance that you will never forget!

Thursday, July 19th, 2018
8:00 pm
Hudson Theatres
6539 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90038

"FERGUSON" The Musical
3x NAACP Theatre Award Nominated
2018 Best Supporting Actor
2018 Best Music Director
2018 Best Choreography

Winner:
2018 Best Choreography

UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
•July 19th. Los Angeles, CA
•December 29th. Ferguson, MO

Ms. DuBose directs this dramatic musical and is available for interview
upon requests.

SEATING IS LIMITED, FOR TICKETS:
Mayan.ticketbud.com/-ferguson-the-musical- (http://mayan.ticketbud.com/-ferguson-the-musical)

Angela Moore
My Publicist, Inc.
4242042203
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“FERGUSON” The Musical L.A.


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ANOTHER FIRST FOR EPICAN

EPICAN Bud Tenders await customers on 1st day of opening

Brothers Dwayne McKenzie, President and Karibe Mckenzie, CEO of EPICAN cut the ribbon at official store opening in Kingston, Jamaica

Kingston’s 1st Cannabis Store Opens its doors

Our long-term national strategic interest is to ensure the competitiveness of Jamaica’s marijuana industry”

— Karibe McKenzie, CEO EPICAN

KINGSTON, JAMAICA, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — ANOTHER FIRST FOR EPICAN

KIngston’s 1st Cannabis Store Opens its doors

They say where there’s smoke there’s fire! Last night Epican (Epic Cannabis), the first seed-to-sale cannabis retail store proved that when it opened its doors at Marketplace in Kingston, blazing a trail for over 300 curious cannabis enthusiasts in attendance. Concert performances from Jesse Royal, Bugle, Tosh, Queen Ifrica & Tony Rebel kicked off this momentous event in grand style. Spirits were high thanks to Gabre, the much-loved Dub Club DJ, with Maroon drummers from Accompong igniting hearts and souls with their hypnotizing beats.

Mutabaruka & Nicky Z curated the evening’s events, adding a level of soul and purpose to what has been an incredibly spiritual and historic endeavor so far. Doctors were on-site offering free medicals, qualifying guests for their medical marijuana cards. The climax of the night: the ribbon cutting ceremony signifying the end of one long journey and the beginning of another for both the McKenzie brothers and medical marijuana in Jamaica.

As the first company to be granted a license to cultivate and then subsequently received licenses to process and retail medical grade ganja by the CLA (Cannabis Licensing Authority) in Jamaica, EPICAN is proud to offer a quality product rooted in Jamaican sun and soil. The McKenzie brothers have spent three years educating local farmers in methods that meet international growing standards in an effort to bring marijuana farming out of the shadows in Jamaica and onto the bright light of a global stage.

In addition to EPICAN’s to a 43,000-square foot vertically integrated cultivation facility, they also have a 5,000-square foot, state-of-the-art extraction plant that is able to process and support its own organic cultivation output. This first-world facility focuses solely on cannabinoid and terpene extraction, identification and formulation for medical purposes within our Jamaican market. This ensures that EPICAN can continue to turn out a consistent product that is of the highest quality, potency and purity.

“It’s not about getting high,” says Dwayne McKenzie, President of EPICAN, “In Jamaica, cannabis will be produced by licensed producers and distributed to aid persons – It’s about the therapeutic proponents of the cannabis plant ”

Marijuana’s healing properties are attributed to its high cannabidiol (CBD) content and critical levels of medical terpenes and flavonoids. EPICAN intends to deliver these healing properties in the form of topical treatments, oils and raw strains of the plant itself, all for sale now at their Marketplace location. The McKenzie brothers and their partner Neil Taylor have the utmost respect and love for the marijuana plant, believing that it is a vehicle of limitless healing for those in need.

EPICAN currently employs over 50 local farmers at its growing facility in the Blue Mountains. They started CanEx, Jamaica’s first Cannabis conference so ideas and information could be exchanged between interested parties. EPICAN has been working to educate the public on the healing benefits of cannabis through their sponsorship of Rebel Salute’s Herb Curb, staying true to their tagline of: educate, medicate, elevate.

“Our long-term national strategic interest is to ensure the competitiveness of Jamaica’s marijuana industry,” says Karibe McKenzie, CEO when asked about Jamaica’s place in the increasing competitive global marijuana market. Since 2015, EPICAN has been studying and identifying indigenous Jamaican strains of cannabis as well as analyzing the ratios of cannabinoids and terpene profiles within those plants in conjunction with Jamaica’s Scientific Research Council (SRC), in an effort to pinpoint what makes Jamaican cannabis unique.

One day the Jamaican Blue Mountains will be known not only for its world-class coffee but hopefully also it’s world-class cannabis. EPICAN’s doors are now open for business in Marketplace. Come by to get educated, medicated and elevated today!

Tara Scott
Street Smarts
8769970383
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The World’s Friendliest Assassins launch a brand new website

Red Herring Games New Website

Red Herring Games New Website

Red Herring Games LTD

Red Herring Games LTD

Brink Media

Brink Media

The multi-award winning firm Red Herring Games LTD is inviting visitors to explore their new-look website.

GRIMSBY, N.E. LINCS, UK, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — The multi-award winning firm Red Herring Games LTD is inviting visitors to explore their new-look website.

The quirky murder mystery firm who specialises in international assassinations recently began working with Brink Media web design to deliver a refresh of their website to improve user experience and international responsiveness.

“We’re the only firm in the world which offers the full spectrum of murder mystery entertainment, from off the shelf kits to full bespoke event management.” Jo Smedley, Managing Director of Red Herring Games said, “It’s been quite a challenge to find a web design firm who understands all aspects of our business and who can present each aspect in an easy to use way.”

Red Herring Games LTD runs an e-commerce shop, event management service, ticket sales and custom designs. While it might seem any firm could handle the build, it wasn’t as simple as that as Jo Smedley explained.

“Our website has nearly as much functionality as your large on-line retailers like Amazon – with physical products and downloadable ones, but what we sell isn’t as easily understandable, and just showing an image of the product isn’t enough. We need to provide our customers with lots of help and support every step of the way. We need to show our products and explain them – so they know what it is they are buying and whether it’s the “right fit” for them.”

“We aren’t a “one size fits all” company – we offer bespoke creation, customisations and specially tailored products as well. And then there’s the event side. Until now no firm has really grasped the full scope of our business or been able to design a website to show the firm’s full breadth.”

The new website has been designed by Brink Media to offer the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality which allows customers to see the full services Red Herring Games can offer.

“At Brink Media, we were all very excited to be chosen to work on this project for Jo and the team at Red Herring Games.” Said Alex McCranor, Managing Director of Brink Media. “Having worked with Red Herring Games for a number of years on video production, photography, interactive games and social media it was wonderful to be given the opportunity to build the new Red Herring Games Website.”

“The Brink Media web design team put in a lot of hard work and are really pleased with the result.”

“Red Herring Games is not your average business and a simple e-commerce online shop wasn’t going to cut it. They have hundreds of digital and physical products along with services and event tickets. They also serve products to business owners and the general public. All of this running from one website was a challenge to make quick and simple to use. Making it easy for the customers to find exactly what they are looking for. I think we have managed to achieve something special and I am very proud of the work the team produced.”

“At Brink Media, our goal is simple to understand our clients business and make it simple and easy for them to get more business online. We are excited to see Red Herring Games sales already increase and people start booking the new services we’ve been able to add to the website."

The website launch is the first step in a much larger project to enter the global market and support franchisees overseas. With a 5 year plan to open an office in the USA, Red Herring Games clearly have their eye on the future.
Created with the user experience in mind, the site includes many new features to help users to quickly and easily navigate the site and find the services or off the shelf product they want.

The new design by Brink Media has allowed Red Herring Games to place their full portfolio on the website while still allowing customers to be able to easily navigate to what they need.

The new website launch is just the first step in the partnership between Red Herring Games and Brink Media. With new products and services, and new overseas franchises launching over the next few months, not to mention the ongoing requirements for SEO and digital marketing the Brink Media team will be kept very busy.

Mrs Joanne Smedley
Red Herring Games LTD
44 1472 348909
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reSAWN TIMBER co. Debuts CUBISM: 11 New Designs on Finger Jointed Western Red Cedar

DIAMANT western red cedar by reSAWN

DIAMANT western red cedar

CHOCHOL shou sugi ban charred western red cedar by reSAWN

CHOCHOL shou sugi ban charred wester red cedar

VILLA SAVOYE western red cedar by reSAWN

VILLA SAVOYE western red cedar

CUBISM features both charred and non-charred western red cedar in a range of colors including neutral and bold color tones.

CUBISM is the specification for the modern architect who is looking for what’s next.”

— reSAWN TIMBER co.

TELFORD, PA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — CUBISM by reSAWN features 11 new designs on Western Red Cedar (WRC) that are engineered to add graphic interest and geometric pattern that both contrasts and compliments the natural grain of the cedar.

Using only Clear A&Better Mixed Grain Western Red Cedar, “blocks” ranging in lengths from 3” to 11” are finger jointed together to create consistent plank dimensions of 11/16” thick X 7-1/4” wide X ALL 16’ Long. Finger jointing is a woodworking joint made by cutting a set of complementary rectangular cuts in two pieces of wood, which are then glued, with a high quality PUR adhesive. To visualize a finger joint simply interlock the fingers of your hands at a ninety degree angle; hence the name “finger joint”. The “blocks” are recovered from trim backs (typically a very high quality waste product) from various parts of the production process of milling WRC into traditional products. The planks maintain the superior durability characteristics of Western Red Cedar and have the additional benefits of staying straight and flat, allowing for little or no warp in the material prior to installation.

CHARRED Finger Jointed Western Red Cedar — CHOCHOL, 4TH DIMENSION & BAUHAUS

reSAWN TIMBER co. brings our award-winning CHARRED technology to the engineered Western Red Cedar. Using our contemporary take on the ancient Japanese fire-burning technique of shou sugi ban, reSAWN’s charring process adds both performance and aesthetic characteristics to CHOCHOL, 4TH DIMENSION & BAUHAUS. The CHARRED designs are carefully charred, misted with water, cooled, brushed and then stained/sealed. The top coat sealer is applied prior to shipping (for exterior applications, we recommend sealing the back side as well as the face). The burning process accentuates the wood grain and joinery and creates varying colors when viewed from different angles and in different light.

non-CHARRED Finger Jointed Western Red Cedar — SALLE 41, DIAMANT, GRIS, MARE, NO. 609, VILLA SAVOYE, PABLO, & PRINCET

Our non-charred designs are designed to highlight the graphic interest of the wood grain and joinery of finger jointed Western Red Cedar through a variety of finishes. reSAWN offers SALLE 41, DIAMANT, GRIS, MARE, NO. 609, VILLA SAVOYE, PABLO, and PRINCET as a non-CHARRED way to capture a variety of different aesthetics from subtle white and gray tones to eye-catching bright colors.

All designs are standardly offered in Clear grade and can be treated to Class A Fire Rating for Interior Application. These products are appropriate for interior wall cladding — please call reSAWN to discuss using for exterior applications.

Madeleine Stockdale
reSAWN TIMBER co.
215 709 2001
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Booty Bands Release Level 4 Booty Band To An Overwhelming Response

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Catering to the popular demand, Booty Bands has released the Level 4 Booty Band, adding to their collection for Level 1, 2, and 3.

CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — San Diego, California – After months of excited demands of their customers and the community, Booty Bands Official has released the Level 4 Booty Band. The latest in the line of bands is not only more resistant but also caters to the more advanced members who have previously been working with the three previous levels.

The Level 4 is the 4th in line in the collection of resistance bands for Booty Bands, which already had Level 1, 2, 3. The co-founder of Booty Bands Official, Danita Young was very pleased to have launched the Level 4 Booty Band and was very eager to see the response it has been receiving.

“So many of the amazing women in our community have been asking for what’s next for awhile now.” Danita said. “We have thousands of members who have purchased Levels 1, 2, & 3 and who have been wanting a more resistant band to add to the level of difficulty in their workouts. This inspired me to make the latest level of Booty Bands, which is not only more resistant but also gives you a more intense workout utilizing weights as well.”

Booty Bands understands that in the fitness industry helping offer guidance is important. Those who purchase the Level 4 Booty Band will not just be getting the band but they will also be getting streaming access to workout videos, Lesson 11-20. The Booty Bands With Weights workouts that come with the Level 4 are a continuation of the 10-day Bubble Your Booty Shrink Your Waist Program from the purchase of the Level 1 Booty Band.

The decision to release a Level 4 Booty Band had been coming for a while as demands started to increase. Listening to the members of the Booty Bands community, Danita decided to offer her customer base something they had not seen before. It took several months for the product to be finalized, as the company wanted to make sure that there were no compromises on quality.

As expected, Booty Bands admirers gave a great response to the release of the Level 4 Booty Band with the first batch being sold out in less than an hour. With so much hype around the release of the latest in the Booty Bands family, that pre-orders had already began before the release and they still continue to come in even after the first batch being sold out.

For Danita and the Booty Bands team, it has always been about helping women achieve the full potential of their bodies, helping them get the curves they have always wanted. All that while maintaining a positive attitude and mindset, so that they can feel confident with themselves and themselves. Danita knows that she can provide that to her clients with the addition of the Level 4 Booty Band to their fine collection.

Danita Young
Booty Bands
1-888-705-4240
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Susan Hastings of Creative Communications Center to be Featured on CUTV News Radio

HANOVER, NEW HAMPSHIRE, UNITED STATES, July 17, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ — Do you really want what you say you want, or do you just want to want it?

Susan Hastings is the president and founder of the Creative Communications Center, a visionary seminar, consulting, coaching and hypnotherapy company. By combining the best of traditional and non-traditional approaches, she works with people to realize their potential and to make a difference. Today, Hastings one of the top course leaders for the American Management Association, an international seminar company.

Hastings offers her services through workshops, seminars, hypnotherapy and coaching, and her book, journal, teleseries and her book Walking the Spiritual Path with Practical Feet: Ten Visionaries Who Make a Difference. Walking the Spiritual Path with Practical Feet: Ten Visionaries Who Make a Difference offers advice from ten influential, visionary leaders who write from the heart and soul on how to live a more purposeful, fulfilling life.

“Synchronicity" is one of my favorite words, and it had a big influence in how I chose the ten visionaries to write a chapter in my book,” says Hastings. “The book is a wonderful reminder of the things we know but need to reinforce in our lives to reconnect with the spiritual essence that resides deep within each of us. The spiritual and the practical are intertwined.”

Now 82 years old, Hastings reflects on her strong values to make a differences, but she’s not done yet. She recently launched Hastings Hypnotherapy to continue a lifetime of great work.

“I wanted to do hypnotherapy because I wanted to go deeper with people,” says Hastings. “Coaching is great, therapy is great, but hypnosis takes you to a whole different level. I truly have seen lives transformed with this.”

CUTV News Radio will feature Susan Hastings in an interview with Jim Masters on July 19th at 10am EDT.

Listen to the show on BlogTalkRadio.

If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Creative Communications Center, visit www.adifference.com and www.hastingshypnotherapy.com

Walking the Spiritual Path with Practical Feet: Ten Visionaries Who Make a Difference – the book, journal and CDs – are available at www.adifference.com.

Lou Ceparano
CUTV News
(631) 850-3314
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