Lisa D'Amico Living with Disabilities Thanks Andrew Scheer for Giving Her Hope to Live

Lisa wants to live.

Andrew Scheer courageously announced his intention to challenge the unfair Quebec Court Decision that will prematurely end lives.

As society we need to provide quality health care for living and not a cheap injection for dying.”

— Dr. Paul Saba

LACHINE, QC – QUéBEC, CANADA, October 3, 2019 / — The refusal by the leaders of the Bloc Quebecois, the NDP and the Liberal Parties to appeal the Quebec Court decision that opens euthanasia and assisted suicide to people with disabilities, health conditions and illnesses with potentially years to live is unfair. Lisa D'Amico lives with cerebral palsy. In an open Letter on October 1 she appealed to the leaders of Canada's political parties to challenge the ruling that removed the end of life restriction. Only Andrew Scheer of the Conservative Party listened to her request. During the TVA television debate of October 2, Andrew Scheer courageously announced his intention to challenge the unfair decision that will prematurely throw away the lives of people with years to live like Lisa D'Amico. Lisa thanks Andrew Scheer personally for giving her hope to continue to live.

Lisa D’Amico now in her 50s was born with cerebral palsy. She is President of Victims of Medical Errors which defends the rights of people with disabilities.

She lives in extreme poverty with an annual income of about $12,000 CDN yearly from the government’s social program. Often she cannot afford more than one meal a day. She cannot afford physical and hydrotherapy that would help improve her physical condition.

According to Lisa “you have a situation of perfect distress for wanting to choose euthanasia."

According to Lisa "It is clear that the Quebec Superior Court lacks the understanding and compassion for people with disabilities. I am dismayed and shocked by the callousness and cavalier attitude of some of Canada's leaders who are insensitive to people living with disabilities. I want to live with dignity. I don't want to die." Lisa thanks Andrew Scheer for offering hope for people living with disabilities by promising to challenge the Quebec Court decision.

Dr. Paul Saba who is a family physician and long time advocate for patients' health rights in Quebec and Canada, states that everyone will probably face health challenges and risks sometime in their lives. "If euthanasia and assisted suicide laws continue to expand unchallenged, many valuable lives will be prematurely and irreversibly lost. We need to care and support one another." Dr Paul Saba joins his voice in thanking Andrew Scheer for standing up for people with disabilities. "As a society we need to provide quality health care for living and not a cheap injection for dying. "

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'Bond King' Bill Gross Brings Rock Legend Kenny Loggins to Laguna Beach Estate

Bill Gross, Amy Schwartz and Kenny Loggins

Bill Gross, Amy Schwartz and Kenny Loggins

Bill Gross, co-founder of PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Co.), celebrated the past weekend honoring the birthday of his life partner, Amy Schwartz.

LAGUNA BEACH, CA, UNITED STATES, October 3, 2019 / — Bill Gross – investor, fund manager, philanthropist – widely known as co-founder of PIMCO (Pacific Investment Management Co.), celebrated the past weekend honoring the birthday of his life partner, Amy Schwartz. Fitness model, commercial actress and former WTA world-ranked professional tennis player, Schwartz, rang in her birthday with a concert spectacular by the couple’s favorite artist, rock legend Kenny Loggins.

Close family & friends were treated to an exclusive birthday bash at the couple’s seaside property, Rockledge by the Sea – nicknamed by the couple as their “Love Shack”, a nod to the B-52’s hit. Located in South Laguna, the property sits along the golden coast and provides one of the most extraordinary views of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding Orange County. Newly renovated and immaculately designed, the estate houses a robust pop art collection featuring pieces from Romero Britto, Robert Indiana and Dale Chihuly.

The evening highlighted the birthday of Amy, which consisted of an intimate reception, celebratory dinner and lively concert performance by Loggins. Orange County-based Elite Productions International, produced the chic extravaganza, creating a vibrant experiential night of entertainment. A stimulating palette of soft pink and yellow with accents of metallic gold ran throughout the party in florals, lounge vignettes and lighting design. The outdoor space of the property was transformed in to a concert venue – flooring, carpeting, dancefloor with a custom built stage over the pool.

Kenny Loggins performed a setlist of hits such as “Footloose” and “Danger Zone” well in to the evening to the couple’s and guest’s delight. Gross also shared an intimate moment with guests, serenading his love with a special rendition of Randy Newman’s “Feels Like Home”. A celebration and occasion sure to remembered.

Bill Gross, nicknamed the “Bond King”, managed one of the world's largest mutual funds, focusing mostly on bonds and fixed income investments and was called "the nation's most prominent bond investor" by The New York Times.

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Poster Auctions Internationals' Auction #79, October 27th, presents a premier collection of rare, celebrated lithographs

William H. Bradley’s (1868-1962) revered and rhythmic design for Victor Bicycles / Overman Wheel Co. (1896), 39 ¼ by 60 ¾ inches (est. $20,000-$25,000).

Alphonse Mucha’s (1860-1939) decadent promotion of Sarah Bernhardt in Lorenzaccio (1896), 28 by 82 ¾ inches (est. $10,000-$12,000).

Manuel Orazi’s (1860-1934) Art Nouveau masterpiece, La Maison Moderne (1900), 44 ⅞ by 31 ½ inches (est. $50,000-$60,000).

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s (1864-1901) visceral Le Jockey (1899), 14 ⅛ by 20 inches (est. $60,000-$70,000).

Harley Wood’s breath-taking vista for New York / Pennsylvania Railroad, 25 ¼ by 40 ⅜ inches (est. $8,000-$10,000).

The sale will feature bicycle posters, designs from Cuba’s first revolutionary posterist, hundreds of travel images and works from the legends of lithography.

The 530 lots span from 1883 to 2007, with estimates ranging from $700 to $120,000. This breadth of designs is well suited for both new poster lovers and seasoned collectors.

— Jack Rennert

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., UNITED STATES, October 3, 2019 / — Poster Auctions International’s Auction #79 on Sunday, October 27th, will feature robust collections of bicycle posters, designs from Cuba’s first revolutionary posterist, hundreds of travel images, and seminal works from the legends of lithography: Alphonse Mucha, Leonetto Cappiello, Jules Chéret, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and more.

The Rare Posters Auction will be held live in PAI’s gallery at 26 West 17th Street in New York City and online at The auction will begin promptly at 11am EDT.

Jack Rennert, president of Poster Auctions International, Inc., said he is “very pleased to present this capsule of historically significant lithographs from a wide range of eras and artists. The 530 lots span from 1883 to 2007, with estimates ranging from $700 to $120,000. This breadth of designs is well suited for both new poster lovers and seasoned collectors.”

The auction will begin with PAI’s largest and best bicycle collection to date, which comprises 89 heralded lithographs from 1891 to 1940. Notable works include Bradley’s Victor Bicycles (est. $20,000-$25,0000), Mucha’s Cycles Perfecta (est. $17,000-$20,000), Penfield’s Orient Cycles (est. $14,000-$17,000), and Toulouse-Lautrec’s Cycle Michael (est. $8,000-$10,000).

23 designs for automobiles will follow, including Dupont’s incredibly rare Circuit de l'Anjou (est. $17,000-$20,000), Tranchant’s rare and revered 3me Grand Prix d'Endurance (est. $17,000-$20,000), and Witzel’s Audi (est. $7,000-$9,000). For fans of air travel, 22 soaring aviation designs will be on offer, including Brossé’s Meeting d’Aviation / Nice (est. $12,000-$15,000), and Anonymous’ Aeropostale / La Fleche d'Argent (est. $3,500-$4,000). Rounding out transportation posters, 21 designs for ships will be presented. Highlights include Schindeler’s Voyage Autour du Monde / Round the World (est. $20,000-$25,000), Cassandre’s Normandie / Service Régulier (est. $6,000-$8,000), and Auvigne’s Normandie / Voyage Inaugural (est. $5,000-$6,000).

For fans of magic and myths, our Circus and Wild West section is sure to delight. Revel in animal ferocity with Bidel (est. $2,000-$2,500), Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey / Pawah / The White Elephant (est. $2,500-$3,000), and Buffalo Bill's Wild West (est. $3,000-$4,000). Buffalo Bill shines as a beacon of the rough riders in three different promotions for The Life of Buffalo Bill in 3 Reels (est. ranging $4,000-$10,000) and in The Life and Adventures of Buffalo Bill (est. $4,000-$5,000). All of these designs were created anonymously.

This auction features a rare collection of 22 designs by Eladio Rivadulla, who captured the development and spirit of the Cuban Revolution from the first day of Castro’s reign. Highlights of his work include the newly discovered 26 de Julio / Fidel Castro: Maquette (est. $20,000-$30,000), and two early film posters featuring Castro: De la Tiranía a la Libertad (est. $10,000-$12,000) and De la Sierra Hasta Hoy (est. $4,500-$5,500).

For the more traditional poster collector, Art Nouveau options abound. Chéret’s lithographs are ever charming, as in Librairie Ed. Sagot / Affiches-Estampes (est. $6,000-$7,000) and his dreamy quartet, The Arts (est. $14,000-$17,000). Several delightful decorative works by Livemont will also be available, including his most iconic design, Absinthe Robette (est. $7,000-$9,000). And Orazi’s La Maison Moderne (est. $50,000-$60,000) exudes the decorative luster of the era.

Of course, Alphonse Mucha continues to reign supreme with his lush Art Nouveau designs. Notable quartets include Times of Day (est. $30,000-$40,000), The Seasons (est. $45,000-$55,000), and The Arts (est. $40,000-$50,000). Individual works also impress: Lorenzaccio (est. $10,000-$12,000), Salon des Cent / XXme Exposition (est. $10,000-$12,000), a rare Chinese promotion for Bisquit's Brandy (est. $12,000-$15,000), and Princezna Hyacinta (est. $25,000-$30,000).

Similarly, the Belle Epoque works of Toulouse-Lautrec are guaranteed to inspire awe. Some of his particularly outstanding lithographs include Divan Japonais (est. $15,000-$18,000), The Ault & Wiborg Co. / Au Concert (est. $60,000-$70,000), Partie de Campagne, from an edition of 100 (est. $100,000-$120,000), and Le Jockey (est. $60,000-$70,000).

For collectors of Art Deco, our 79th auction presents many stunning designs from the 1920s-1930s. Cappiello delights with his unforgettable innovation in such works as Contratto, the smaller format of Bitter Campari, and the very rare Xérez-Quina-Ruiz (all est. $4,000-$5,000).

From Paul Colin, several rare and impressive works will be available: Lisa Duncan (est. $30,000-$40,000), La Nuit du Theatre / Luna Park (est. $8,000-$10,000), and André Renaud (est. $7,000-$9,000).

Further Art Deco delights include: Dupas’ XVme Salon des Artistes Decorateurs (est. $12,000-$15,000); Laborde’s energetic design for the first ever FIFA World Cup, 1er Campeonato Mundial Football / Uruguay (est. $5,000-$6,000); Wood’s New York / Pennsylvania Railroad (est. $8,000-$10,000); and two venerable designs for the most famous golf course in Scotland: Gawthorn’s St. Andrews: Maquette (est. $14,000-$17,000) and Higgin’s St. Andrews (est. $12,000-$15,000).

Modern and contemporary works will also be on offer, most notably by Saul Bass, David Byrd, Keith Haring, Erik Nitsche, Bernard Villemot, and Andy Warhol. Further enticing designs will also be available for bidding: over 100 travel posters, including Alpine winter sports; a collection of Josephine Baker posters; international designs for film; and 37 delightful and audacious posters by Pal.

Pubic viewings will be held daily from October 11-26. For more information, visit or Or, you may call the gallery at (212) 787-4000. The 200-page, full-color catalog is available for $40. You may call or visit our website to order a copy.

Jack Rennert, president of Rennert’s Gallery / PAI, is the world’s foremost authority on rare original poster art, and is the author of over a dozen books on the subject, including the catalogue raisonée for the ‘father’ of modern French poster art, Leonetto Cappiello.

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Clearwater Community Volunteers Celebrates Halloween With Old-Fashioned Entertainment and Tea Party

On Saturday October 26th, the CCV Center, downtown Clearwater,will host an old-fashioned spooky tea party featuring a radio style reading of a classic pulp fiction thriller. The tea party will begin at 5PM. Guests are encouraged to wear their best Halloween costume.

A witches brew could be fun when it's Halloween – Join the CCV Center for some old-fashioned tea on October 26th.

We all enjoyed a Halloween party in our childhood and attentively listened to spooky stories. We want to play with that nostalgia and create our very own spooky tea party, like the good old days.”

— Michael Soltero, Director of the CCV Center

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, October 3, 2019 / — On October 26th, the Clearwater Community Volunteers will host a spooky tea party in their center located on 133 N. Fort Harrison Avenue. The tea party will feature an old fashioned radio-style reading of a thrilling story presented by the East Coast Theater. The event will start at 5PM sharp and Halloween costumes are encouraged. There is no cost to attend.

“We all enjoyed a Halloween party in our childhood and attentively listened to spooky stories,” said Michael Soltero, Director of the Clearwater Community Volunteers Center. “We want to play with that nostalgia and create our very own spooky tea party, like the good old days.”

The Halloween we know today can trace its roots back to the ancient Celtic end-of-harvest festival of Samhain. During Samhain, people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off evil spirits. Gathering together for Halloween story-telling is a late 1800’s addition to the long list of traditions for the holiday.

Guests are highly encouraged to dress up for the tea party. It was believed that ghosts and spirits walked the Earth on the night of Samhain, so people would dress up as spirits themselves in an effort to fool the real deal into thinking they were one and the same.

To learn more or to reserve tickets for the Halloween tea party please contact Michael at (727)-316-5309 or email

About the Clearwater Community Volunteers:

The Clearwater Community Volunteers have over 26 years of community service under their belt with over 150,000 families and children helped since their founding in 1992. Sponsored by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization, they stay true to their reputation of helping others with their community center located on the corner of Fort Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in downtown Clearwater. Inspired by the works of humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, CCV strives to create a better world for all. For more information about CCV, please go to

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RWB Construction Management, Inc.: The Culture, the Family, the Team

Robert W. Burrage West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FL , UNITED STATES, October 3, 2019 / — If you’re looking for a typical example of a business environment, RWB is not it. I don’t know if you’ll find a harder working crew anywhere, but depending on the “snapshot” you experience at the office, you could walk into anything from a very serious planning session with key players positioned around an enormous set of blueprints to a weekly team meeting with Robert W. Burrage bringing everyone to a roar of laughter with one of his quick-witted comments or brief exchange with one of the guys.

This is not an environment for the timid or meek. The days are long and challenging, whether you’re in the office or in the field. It is a gloriously fertile environment for those who want to prove to themselves that they can learn, evolve and excel beyond that which they’ve previously known. Robert W. Burrage openly encourages all members of the team to grow to whatever level they desire and as any head of the family knows, honesty is crucial for proper guidance and improvement. Micromanaging is not Robert’s style. He believes in you before you believe in yourself. Respect is shown to all; a job well-done is acknowledged in front of the entire team and the perfect fusion of knowledge, tenacity, ingenuity, and humor blend this magical mixture of personalities into a truly great RWB Team.

“I have had some incredible mentors over the years from the Marine Corps. to the 12 years as a Project Manager/Vice President before RWB Construction existed. I have personally learned what does and does not work. I’ve seen and experienced it firsthand. I have created a style of leadership that many businesses are lacking. If our employees are not striving for the next level, we are failing. We love what we do, and every member of the team is of great value to the group, regardless of position on the roster. We are building from within our team to ensure that as individuals we’re pushing for the next level and as a collective, our accomplishments continuously exceed our expectations.”
-Robert W. Burrage, Owner/Founder RWB Construction Management, Inc.

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Harky’s Chimney, Hearth & Home Promotes National Fireplace Month

Outdoor Fireplace

Outdoor Fireplace

Modern Fireplace Surround

Modern Fireplace Surround

A great fireplace not only creates a focal point of your home but also encourages family togetherness

HOUSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, October 3, 2019 / — While absence can make the heart grow fonder, gathering around a fireplace can strengthen family bonds. A fireplace is also a focal point of your home – an updated design can add meaningful value to your home.

“Fireplaces aren’t just for living room spaces anymore –with technological advances and a proper sized room, home builders and interior designers are now incorporating fireplaces in many different areas of the home, and it’s not uncommon to see multiple fireplaces in a home today,” said Todd Harkrider, owner of Harky’s Chimney, Hearth & Home.

Harky’s Chimney would like to remind homeowners and custom homebuilders this National Fireplace Month (the month of October) that a beautiful fireplace encourages family togetherness and memory making. Don’t let your rooms miss another #tenyearchallenge and consider all the possibilities around installing a new fireplace design.

Consider these areas to create a fireplace masterpiece and wonderful viewing areas:

1) Master Bedroom: Make the master bedroom even cozier and romantic by installing a new fireplace. While most homes still don’t have a fireplace in the bedroom—it’s one of the other rooms being considered the most. New advancements in technology can also allow you to set the timer to allow the fireplace to start up right before you wake up therefore it’s nice and warm when you wake up in the morning.
2) Master Bathroom: Nothing beats a nice soak in the tub after a long day—besides adding additional elegance and sophistication to the bathroom, (many fireplaces installed today have a remote-control features) for additional convenience; however, we recommend that the fireplace isn’t installed in an area prone to be contact with water due to the fire and falling hazards associated (with its placement there).
3) Outdoor Spaces: Some of life’s most memorable moments are spent in the backyard surrounded by amazing friends and family. Installing an outdoor fireplace not only increases the ambiance of your outdoor living space but can also extend the months you can spend outdoors with friends and family. We believe the best outdoor fireplace designs are the ones that flow seamlessly from indoors to outdoors.
4) Foyer and Entryways: Give your family and guests a great first impression and a very warm welcome—no pun intended. With fireplaces available in a variety of shapes and sizes today, even the smallest foyers and entryways can be decorated with a modern fireplace. Whether it’s an electric fireplace, a small gas fireplace or a small torch flame– guests will be intrigued with the ambiance.

Consider these trends when researching for your new fireplace:

1) A Modern Style: There's been continued growth of sleek and more modern fireplaces—including clean, linear lines with less metal/trim and more glass which opens the fireplace up more. There are typically more options for the trim as well– such as brushed nickel, copper and vintage, along with the more standard stainless steel and flat black options.
2) Gas and Electric Fireplaces: These fireplaces continue to grow in popularity, offering the convenience of using a remote control or wall switch. They are also typically easier to clean and require less maintenance than a woodburning fireplace.
3) Placement Higher Up: Consumers are starting to place gas and electric fireplaces more at eye level—some are even positioning them higher up on the wall just like they would a television. The technological advances and enclosed gas and electric fireplaces are allowing homeowners to place their newly installed fireplaces in many locations that might not have been easily accomplished in the past.

Some tips for enjoying fireplaces and hearth products safely:

1) Make sure the area around the fireplace is clear of flammable materials—such as furniture, books, newspapers, children’s toys, etc. Three feet away is a good rule of thumb.
2) Have the fireplace and chimney inspected annually by a professional and cleaned as necessary. This is to ensure the fireplace and flue are clear of obstructions and creosote to prevent a fire.
3) Make family members and guests aware that the fireplace, stove or insert can be very hot and to keep an appropriate distance. All gas fireplaces should have a safety barrier screen on the glass—these screens reduce the risk of serious burns by preventing skin from coming into direct contact with the glass.
4) If you are burning wood, ensure the fireplace has a safety barrier screen to help prevent embers from exiting the firebox, ensure the damper is open to help prevent smoke filling up your home and remove ash from the firebox between fires as build up can restrict airflow and cause smoke.
5) If using vented logs, clamp your fireplace damper into the open position so it never closes while burning to ensure proper ventilation. If burning vent-free logs for more than an hour, crack a window open to help replace the oxygen burned by the vent-free logs in your home.

About Harky’s Chimney & Home Services, LLC
Harky's Chimney & Home Services, LLC ("Harky's") is a chimney sweep and home services company in Texas (we do business in Houston, DFW, San Antonio, Austin and Tyler) that utilizes leading technology. We operate under the Harky's Chimney, Hearth & Home and Harky’s Chimney & Home Services primarily for the residential customer and Apartment Chimney Sweeps for multi-family property managers. The owner, Todd Harkrider, is a highly-coveted CSIA-Certified Chimney Sweep, a CSIA-Certified Dryer Exhaust Technician, an executive board member of the South Central Hearth, Patio & BBQ Association (SCHPBA) and a member of the National HPBA Governmental Affairs Committee.

About The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA)
The Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association (HPBA), based in Arlington, Va., is the North American industry association for manufacturers, retailers, distributors, representatives, service firms and allied associates for all types of barbecue, patio and hearth appliances, fuels and accessories. The association provides professional member services and industry support in education, statistics, government relations, marketing, advertising, and consumer education.

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YouTube/Google’s Cheng Examines Kids’ Impact On Family Purchasing at M2Moms® The Marketing to Moms Conference

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Melinda Cheng, Kids & Family Video Strategy Lead, YouTube/Google

Kids and family media veteran surveys the impact of technology on kids and families

Technology has accelerated the role today’s kids play in modern families’ purchasing journey”

— Melinda Cheng, Kids & Family Video Strategy Lead, YouTube/Google

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, October 3, 2019 / — In her M2Moms® presentation “ Understanding the Modern Family: Kids Aren’t Growing Up the Same These Days” Melinda Cheng, Kids & Family Video Strategy Lead, YouTube/Google, looks at how technology has accelerated the role today’s kids play in modern families’ purchasing journey. M2Moms® -The Marketing to Moms Conference will be held October 16 & 17, 2019, at Fordham University’s NYC Lincoln Center campus. It is presented by Fordham’s Center for Positive Marketing (CPM) and attended by national and global brand marketing executives to learn how to achieve better business with women and moms.

M2Moms® Focus on Technology
Drawing on her 20 plus years of media strategy and investment, Cheng explained, “Technology has turned the age-old saying that “kids just aren’t growing up the same these days” on its head. It’s having a profound impact on how kids are consuming media, how online video is the new TV, and the important role they play in modern families’ purchase journey.”

“Melinda’s session is an integral part of this year’s focus on tech,” according to Nan McCann, M2Moms® producer. “We’re featuring multiple sessions on how moms and women are using every screen at their disposal to network, search, get advice, recommend, shop & buy. The tech sessions & media discussions will be presented by Google, Facebook/Instagram, YouTube Kids, Foursquare, BuzzFeed, JetBlack, and Edison Research. Additionally, we’ll explore how “smart” innovation is changing the home environment.”

More 2019 Highlights:
“We’re also looking at how intergenerational marketing has become a key component of marketing to moms and women. It includes timely new presentations on the very real differences between millennial moms and the massive emerging cohort of Gen Z moms and women. And we’re seeing how micro-insights help marketers increase their research ROI and get the most out of their data and info. We’ll also take an in-depth look at the moms market in China. Every year 15 million new babies are born in China versus only 4 million new US babies. It absolutely dwarfs the US market,”

Creative Engagement & Awards:
“It’s not all work. In keeping with our annual traditions we’ll present our “Mom First” & “This Woman Means Business” Awards. The “Mom First” Award is given to a mom who saw and successfully pursued a business opportunity she discovered while being a mom. The “This Women Means Business” Award is presented to a proven business leader… an innovator and visionary…who in words and actions recognizes that women can be a transforming economic force in the world today…that for every successful enterprise, women mean business.”

Melinda Cheng Bio:
Melinda Cheng
Kids & Family Video Strategy Lead

A kid at heart, Melinda is excited to be leading video sales strategy for YouTube Kids and Family, bringing with her over 20 years’ experience in media strategy and investment across both brand + agency roles. Most recently, Melinda was Head of Media at Toys 'R' Us serving as client lead across all US media, and driving decisions about media mix, data strategy, and content partnerships while trying to stay out of trouble playing with all the toys.

Melinda also has extensive international agency experience across many business categories including Toys, Retail, CPG/FMCG, Alcoholic Bev, Sports, and Pharma. Prior to Toys ‘R’ Us, she was the account lead at OMD for Hasbro US, where her team established their first digital and brand safety best practices. Clearly, she likes toys and games.

Before OMD, Melinda had amazing experiences during her decade at Publicis’ MediaVest handling multiple communications planning assignments for P&G North America and P&G Greater China, before ultimately overseeing all corporate and seasonal media strategy for Walmart.

M2Moms® / M2W® Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor for 2019 is The Center for Positive Marketing at Fordham University. Additional sponsors include: Google, AARP, Facebook, Healthline, Foursquare, WongDoody, GfK, The Motherboard, FlashLight Insights, Playwell LLC, Marketing to Mums, Tinybeans, Incite, The Female Factor, The Pepper Miller Group, Edison Research, BuzzFeed, Millennial Ad Network, Foundry 360 at Meredith, Snippies, Tiny Tutus and Destination Maternity. M2Moms® is proud to support The First 1,000 Days.

About M2Moms® / M2W®
M2Moms® -The Marketing to Moms Conference
M2W® -The Marketing to Women Conference
October 16 & 17, 2019, Pope Auditorium at Fordham University

For information:, or 860.724.2649 or
M2Moms® & M2W® are produced by PME® Enterprises LLC.

Nan McCann
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New York City Social Media Influencers to Highlight Facebook Live Streaming at StreamGeeks Summit

Ariel Viera, Urbanist and Dr. Mickey Blank, to headline live streaming discussion at upcoming NYC StreamGeeks Summit

The StreamGeeks Paul Richards and Tess Protesto, in front of the Dream Downtown, host of the upcoming StreamGeeks Summit Nov. 8

Live streaming has allowed me to connect with many people who otherwise may never be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of New York in person.”

— Ariel Viera, Urbanist

NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES, October 3, 2019 / — The upcoming StreamGeeks Summit at the Dream Downtown Hotel in New York City Nov. 8, will host two well-known social media influencers who will talk about their use of live streaming. Dr. Mickey Blank, host of “New York City Live with Mickey” and Ariel Viera, known as “Urbanist,” will speak on the Summit’s Facebook Live Panel. Together, these social media influencers are responsible for transporting millions of viewers into engaging experiences inside New York City landmarks.

Ever since Facebook released live streaming in 2016, audiences have flocked to the social media’s timely source of live entertainment. Influencers such as Blank and Viera are using live streaming to share New York City history, culture and entertainment with online audiences. Their streams have been shared on Facebook by thousands, including “New York Live with Mickey,” which featured a tour of Times Square with more than 580,000 views and more than 3,300 shares. An Urbanist Facebook Live streaming featuring the “Puerto Rican Day Parade: New York City” had more than 420,000 views and nearly 11,000 shares.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of the StreamGeeks Summit, where I can share with others my profound experiences being a live streamer reaching thousands,” said Viera. “Live streaming has allowed me to connect with many people who otherwise may never be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of New York in person.”

StreamGeeks Summit creator Paul Richards says that “live streaming is now the fastest, most authentic way to reach an audience. The StreamGeeks Summit comes at a time when literally people of any age, in every country around the world, are connecting through live streaming.”

The StreamGeeks Summit will offer a full day of live streaming education to help marketers, business owners, students and content creators learn about the tools and skills necessary for working in the live video streaming space. Tickets are still available for the StreamGeeks Summit, and a special VIP tour will be hosted in Chelsea's meatpacking district on November 7th.

For tickets or to learn more, go to:

The StreamGeeks is a group of video production experts dedicated to helping businesses discover the power of live streaming. The StreamGeeks has an impressive following and a tight-knit online community which they serve through consultations and live shows that continue to inspire, motivate and inform business owners who refuse to settle for mediocrity.

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Optimum Safety Management Provides an Industry-Leading EMR Calculator to Help Companies Understand their Premiums

Optimum Safety Management

Optimum Safety Management

Optimum Safety Management, an Illinois-based provider of compliance and workplace safety management tools and resources, offers an EMR calculator.

LISLE, IL , UNITED STATES, October 3, 2019 / — Worker’s compensation premiums can be a serious problem for many companies – especially smaller companies trying to get off the ground. Fortunately, there are many ways to reduce your premiums over time, and Optimum Safety Management, a company focused on helping businesses create a culture of safety by improving employee awareness and engagement, can help.

They provide an industry-leading calculator that can help you understand the impact that various risk factors can have on your experience modification rate or EMR.

The Importance of Your EMR

Your EMR is crucial because it can cause your worker’s compensation premiums to skyrocket or allow them to fall to a completely manageable rate. Insurers base your premiums on your EMR, so understanding how it works – as well as the various factors that influence it – can help you save a great deal of money. There are 11 different factors, including payroll; job classification rate; discounts, penalties, and assessments; actual losses; actual primary and actual excess losses; expected primary and expected excess losses; the ELR (expected loss rate) and D-ratio, or discount ratio; and the expected loss.

Using the Calculator

To determine your company’s EMR, simply navigate to the calculator and fill in the appropriate fields. Many of these are very basic, but others may seem complicated at first. Optimum Safety Management walks you through each one. Before you begin, you will need to find the three factors that re going to be unique to your job class: job classification rate, expected loss rate, and discount ratio. Once again, Optimum Safety Management provides a link for you to log in and view these factors.

Then, once you have those three factors, you simply fill in the various fields related to all the factors. For each one, you can read how to find it, which further simplifies the process and makes the calculator incredibly easy to use. In fact, thanks to its thorough nature and ease of use, it is the best EMR calculator in the industry.
After submitting, you will receive your unique EMR via email, which gives you an opportunity to review it and find out where you might be able to make improvements. This is where Optimum Safety Management excels. Their tools are designed to lower EMRs and save companies thousands upon thousands of dollars each year in insurance premiums.
To learn more about Optimum Safety Management, or to sign up for a free 30-minute consultation that can help you better understand your EMR, contact the team today.

About Optimum Safety Management: Optimum Safety Management is a full-service safety management consulting firm focused on leveraging safety for cultural transformation and increased profitability. The team at Optimum Safety Management partners with organizations to design and integrate custom safety management solutions using proven processes. Through a distinct focus on safety leadership development, clients are equipped for continuous improvement and long-term performance. For more information please visit

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Tampa Bay Charity Coalition Awarded Local Martial Arts Teacher for Years of Community Service to Families

Walter Evans conducting one of his self-defense classes for all ages in downtown Clearwater’s Osceola Courtyard.

I’ve worked with students across the Pinellas County School Board and I’ve had thousands come through my program. Martial arts gives them a feeling of security and confidence.”

— Walter Evans, Shihan School of Survival

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, USA, October 3, 2019 / — On September 14th, Walter Evans, the founder of Shihan School of Survival, a nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching martial arts to youth and adults, received an award at the 5th Annual Tampa Bay Charity Coalition Anniversary in the Fort Harrison auditorium in downtown Clearwater, Florida for his 16 years of community service.

“I really enjoyed receiving that award,” Evans told Freedom. “It was my chance to show my students and their families how far an instructor can go with martial arts. I also got to see them enjoy a beautiful meal and the Fort Harrison itself. I’ve been teaching for 16 years now so it felt very nice to be acknowledged.”

Originally from New York City, Evans was inspired to pursue martial arts after hearing stories of his late father; how he was a great fighter and fought in the Korean War. Now nearly half a century later, Evans has earned the title of Shihan, a Japanese word meaning “master instructor.”

When he moved to Tampa Bay in the early 2000s and founded Shihan School of Survival in 2005. Evans started giving lessons as part of after school programs at community centers in St. Petersburg and Tampa. “I’ve worked with students across the Pinellas County School Board and I’ve had thousands come through my program,” says Evans. “Martial arts gives them a feeling of security and confidence.”

The Tampa Bay Charity Coalition, which holds bi-monthly meetings in the Fort Harrison’s Crystal Ballroom, was established by the Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization in 2014 and has since grown to over 250 charities in membership.

“I love being able to reach so many students every day,” says Evans who, in his lessons, uses The Way to Happiness, a non-religious common sense guide for better living by author L. Ron Hubbard.

“I found the 21 precepts in The Way to Happiness were very simple and easy to read,” says Evans. His favorite precept is “21. Flourish and Prosper.” Continuing to help his students and youth in his community that is exactly what he intends to do.

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