Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) April 15, 2014
Celebrating National Kids and Pets Day April 26 in support of the bond between pets and children, Pets Add Life (PAL), a campaign celebrating the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership, is sharing a few quick care and handling tips to consider when introducing kids to new furry pals.
Gentle Hands – Teaching kids to be gentle is a huge contributor to the relationship they can have with a pet. Take the time to demonstrate the proper way to interact with animals, which is calmly (no loud noises) and with non-threatening hands, such as a low, closed fist or open palm for the animal to sniff and become familiar with. Kids should never tug on pets and should avoid their ears, eyes, and mouth when petting and playing.
Approach With Caution – Whether kids are meeting a new pet at home or at a friend’s or neighbor’s house, it’s important to emphasize personal space and permission. Remind kids to stand at a safe distance and not crowd the animal with their faces or fingers, as new pets can often be scared and timid. Kids should also ask the owner for permission to pet an animal before approaching them.
Calm Demeanor – Explain to kids that animals don’t share in excitement the way humans do, and that loud noises or quick movements can startle them, which can provoke an ill response such as biting or shying away. Animals can feel more at ease when humans act gentle, doting, and attentive, rather than surrounded by jumping and shouting.
Warning Signs – Adults have an easier time judging when an animal simply isn’t comfortable. But when a small child can’t wait to pet or play with their new companion, they might be oblivious to warning signs. Most pets will approach an open palm with friendly curiosity, giving the ‘ok’ to be handled. If an animal turns their head, walks away, puts their ears back, cowers, hides their tail between their legs or shows teeth, it’s crucial for children to know that playtime is a no-no.
Proper Care – Pets can serve as major stepping-stones in teaching children responsibilities. When welcoming a new pet to the family, encourage children to help care for them by feeding them daily; keeping bowls filled with fresh, clean water; grooming pets; cleaning up after them regularly; and providing pets with ample play.
Further promoting the bond between pets and children, Pets Add Life is pleased to host its Annual Children’s Poetry Contest, encouraging children in grades third through eighth to write and submit creative poems surrounding the joys and benefits pets have on their lives for a chance at winning top prizes. One winner is selected in each grade level and the 7th Annual Children’s Poetry Contest will return September 1, 2014. For more information, visit http://petsaddlife.org/childrens-poetry-contest.
Founded by The American Pet Products Association (APPA), the non-profit PAL campaign is designed to help people celebrate the joys and benefits of responsible pet ownership and encourage increased pet adoption.
For more information on the PAL campaign, visit PetsAddLife.org or contact Brooke Gersich at 775-322-4022 or Brooke(at)theimpetusagency(dot)com.
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) is the leading not-for-profit trade association serving the interests of the pet products industry since 1958. APPA membership includes more than 1,000 pet product manufacturers, their representatives, importers and livestock suppliers representing both large corporations and growing business enterprises. APPA’s mission is to promote, develop and advance pet ownership and the pet product industry and to provide the services necessary to help its members prosper. Visit http://www.americanpetproducts.org for more information.
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Janesville, WI (PRWEB) April 07, 2014
Practicing physician Ronald Ragotzy is here to shatter the illusion: spirituality and science can coexist in perfect harmony.
Analytical from a young age, Ragotzy struggled with traditional methods of understanding the Bible. This led him down the path to discovery: human knowledge helps us understand the complexities of life; faith is what comforts us when we interact with these often harsh complexities.
“Raising Abel,” Ragotzy’s guide to understanding how faith and wisdom can work together to bring peace into our lives, will help anyone struggling with their own faith to achieve spiritual wellness.
Based on Ragotzy’s analysis of Genesis 1-11 in the Bible, “Raising Abel” outlines 1)the premise, 2)the problem, 3)the prescription and 4)the practice for understanding and reaching new peaks in our spiritual development.
Ragotzy’s goal with his new book is that readers will recognize that in order to live life to the fullest, we must use wisdom to navigate through life and faith to rest when life overwhelms us.
“Faith and science were meant to work together right from the beginning, but science was never meant to make us happy,” Ragotzy said. “People yearn to have peace, comfort and rest in their lives and they can’t find it on their own.”
Raising Abel: The Life of Faith by Ronald Ragotzy
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About the author
Ronald Ragotzy earned his M.D. from Wayne State University in Detroit and has been a practicing physician for 29 years. Ragotzy resides in Janesville, Wisc., in a 1920’s, Tudor style, stucco cottage with a city park in his front yard and a forest preserve in his back yard. In his free time, he visits and kayaks with family and friends, or travels to see his only son, Declan, at Carroll University.
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Nashville, Tennessee (PRWEB) March 18, 2014
Kevin Sorbo stars with Amy Grant in the Howie Klausner-scripted indie feature, The Secret Handshake. The film is in production in Nashville and is directed by Klausner and produced by Timothy D. Brown and James Spies.
Sorbo portrays Roy, a father trying to raise three girls in the suburbs that are beginning to attract the attention of troublemaking neighborhood boys. “This is a hilarious script about boys learning how to be men, from men who never learned themselves,” says Sorbo. “Looks like my experience as a parent is about to pay off.”
“We’re all really excited to have Kevin on board as the lead for The Secret Handshake,” says Brown. “He’s got the comedic delivery and dramatic chops essential to this challenging role and when he was equally receptive to the material, we knew we hit a home run.”
Grant stars as the mother of one of the troubled boys. “I’ve always pictured Amy in this role and her performance is absolutely stunning,” says Klausner, writer of Space Cowboys and Soul Surfer. He describes the film as “A story of men and boys on a journey from suburbia to the deep dark woods, and back again – with adventure, laughter and maybe a even a tear or two.”
Grant has sold over 30 million albums worldwide. Sorbo is best known for portraying Hercules in the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and in film, Meet the Spartans and Soul Surfer.
IMDb: The Secret Handshake (2014)
It can get really tiring sometimes when you are not too sure about what is going on inside your boyfriend’s mind. You are perpetually going round in circles asking the same question over and over again: how to tell if your boyfriend loves you or not? Ask any woman and she would agree that most men are difficult to read. Even if you have been with him for sometime, you are never too sure whether he feels the same way about you as you do about him. Actually, men take longer than expected to open up and come upfront with their feelings. If you are also spending endless hours guessing about his innermost feelings, here are some insights and cues to know more about his mind which can enlighten you more about how to tell if your boyfriend loves you.
The amount of time that your boyfriend is spending with you could be a good indicator in learning how to tell if your boyfriend loves you. When in love, a man gets desperate to see the woman he loves and spend as much time with her as possible. These could be intimate moments, taking a walk or cooking a homely meal together. No matter what activity you do together, if you find that your boyfriend is really making efforts to spend as much time with you as possible, you should get a clear signal that he is in love with you and not worry too much about the question of how to tell if your boyfriend loves you
On the other hand be wary of the number and frequency of excuses he gives you as to why he can not be with you. Repetition of such instances where he somehow refuses to keep an appointment is a clear signal that his mind is busy with someone or something else. You need to be alert about such signals when learning how to tell if your boyfriend loves you.
Remember a man in love simply cannot stay without being with the woman he loves. In this case, obviously, he does not love you as much you love him.
To understand how to tell if your boyfriend loves you, keep a close watch on the conversations you have with him. Is he full of himself or spends most of the time soaking in every possible detail about you and your life? A man in love never seems to get tired of asking questions about the woman he loves. Even the most insignificant details about your life seem to be important to him. The best part about this is that a man even remembers every detail about you which you might have forgotten! However, if he is busy only relating details about himself and his life, you know that love is still far away, as far as he is concerned. He is more in love with his own image than he is with yours. This can give you an important cue while you are trying to assess how to tell if your boyfriend loves you.
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Fort Walton Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 26, 2014
On the heels of Worldwide Golf’s recent acquisition of Edwin Watts Golf Shops, the company announced a partnership extension with Golfweek, whereby the specialty retailer will serve as the official presenting sponsor of the popular Golfweek Amateur Tour, presented by Edwin Watts Golf.
The agreement extends a beneficial partnership between two major golf industry entities that serves to not only support the overall growth of the tour, but also the amateur game nationwide. In 2013, over 4,500 amateur golfers participated in the Golfweek Amateur Tour, Presented by Edwin Watts Golf, which included 700 tournaments across 29 states.
As part of the 2014 partnership, Golfweek and Edwin Watts Golf will cross-promote the tour locally within retail stores, regionally in collaboration with respective tour directors and nationally across Golfweek’s assets as well as via Worldwide Golf’s extensive consumer network. Additionally, Edwin Watts Golf will connect directly with Golfweek Amateur Tour members throughout the year at various tournaments, including the National Tour Championship, and the Edwin Watts Golf 2-Man Challenge, both of which will be held October 17-19, 2014 in Hilton Head, S.C. During this exciting season-finishing event in 2014, Edwin Watts Golf will have a major on-site presence, which will include game improvement clinics, equipment demos and special offers for all competitors. The 2013 National Championship, the largest in tour history, brought more than 800 amateur golfers to Hilton Head, S.C this past October.
“Over the last 20 seasons, Dennis McCormac, Tour President has worked tirelessly to create a turnkey amateur tour model that has grown into an expansive network of more than 4,500 golfers competing in more than 700 nationwide tournaments,” said Golfweek Publisher Jereme Day. “Edwin Watts Golf proved to be a valued partner in 2013 and I anticipate more opportunities for growth in 2014 and beyond with the integration of Worldwide Golf’s portfolio of brands.”
With Edwin Watts Golf now a member of the Worldwide Golf Shops family, future plans will include opportunities for growth in new markets via integration of Worldwide Golf Shops’ portfolio of brands, including Roger Dunn Golf Shops, Van’s Golf Shops, The Golf Mart and Golfers’ Warehouse.
“As a specialty retailer, we have an obligation to do our part to help grow the game,” said Al Morris, President Worldwide Golf. “The Golfweek Amateur Tour Presented by Edwin Watts Golf provides amateur golfers with an opportunity to enjoy the game in a fun and competitive environment, and it allows our brand to truly connect with golfers at a grassroots level.”
Amateur golfers participating on the tour will receive a breadth of benefits, highlighted by the opportunity to win Edwin Watts Golf gift cards in several markets. Additionally, Worldwide Golf will immediately enhance the overall customer experience at Edwin Watts Golf by offering their exclusive 90-day, 100% satisfaction guarantee both in-store and online at http://www.edwinwattsgolf.com. This return policy is simply the best in the industry and allows the customer to actually use their purchase for up to 90 days and then return it for full store credit if not completely satisfied.
To learn more about the Golfweek Amateur Tour presented by Edwin Watts Golf, visit: http://www.amateurgolftour.net/index.htm.
Founded in 1975, Golfweek is the most authentic, authoritative and independent voice in golf. Serving enthusiasts who are truly passionate about the game of golf, the Golfweek brand includes Golfweek magazine, Golfweek.com, Golfweek OnDemand, Golfweek Mobile, Golfweek Custom Media, The Golf Wire, The Apparel Wire, The Tour Van and TurfNet.com. Golfweek is part of Turnstile Media Group, which specializes in developing diverse media platforms that engage and strengthen the communities they serve. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Orlando, Fla., Turnstile Media Group is also the parent of Professional Artist, Community Media Holdings, The Seminole Voice, The Winter Park/Maitland Observer and Turnstile Connect.
About Edwin Watts Golf Shops
Edwin Watts Golf Shops, LLC, now a Worldwide Golf Shops company, headquartered in Fort Walton Beach, Florida is one of the world’s premier specialty golf retailers. The company operates as an integrated, multi-channel retailer, offering the freshest assortment of brand name golf equipment, apparel, and accessories through its 50 domestic Retail Locations, eCommerce Internet site (http://www.edwinwattsgolf.com), Telephone/Catalog/Direct Mail sales (1.800.344.8874) and Digital Catalog (http://www.edwinwattsgolf.com/catalogs). Edwin Watts Golf touts a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable sales associates who can assist customers of all skill levels with lessons, performance fitting, special orders and repair services. The combination of the highest level of customer service, 90 Day, 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and reputation as the most trusted retailer in golf for over 45 years has earned the organization the right to be known as America’s Golf Club.
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Macclesfield, Cheshire (PRWEB UK) 17 January 2014
Japanese car manufacturer Nissan has launched its new Qashqai crossover model for 2014, which comes with three engines to choose from, the 1.2-litre petrol and 1.5 and 1.6-litre turbo diesels.
The Qashqai was an extremely popular model amongst UK car buyers last year, with nearly 50,000 sold during 2013, and was also recently named Car of the Year 2014 by What Car?
There are four trim levels available with the new model – Visia, Acenta, Acenta Premium and the top specification Tekna – with prices starting from £17,595.
The standard equipment on every model includes air conditioning, Bluetooth phone connection, cruise control and engine stop-start.
Car Loan 4U Director Ryan Dignan comments:
“The Nissan Qashqai is one of the most popular cars in the UK and I’m sure the latest model for the start of 2014 will see it continue to be a bestseller in the crossover market.
“I think everyone who was impressed with the model last year will continue to love the new version, which keeps its familiar quality while adding plenty of impressive new touches.
“The new model also seems well stocked with safety features, including front collision avoidance, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition, as well as advanced technology in the shape of self-parking.”
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