LeBron James and Kevin Love link up for gorgeous halfcourt alley-oop
The Cleveland Cavaliers got off to a slow start in Game 2 and though the Boston Celtics were running hot early, still went into the locker room at halftime with a 1-point lead. In the second half they Cavs were a completely different beast: …
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Courtney Love gets emotional over Kurt Cobain doc
Love described Cobain as her best friend: “It's that punch-drunk love thing . . . where you met your soul mate and you're 25 and you're just [bleeping] and talking and fighting and [bleeping]. So there's other kinds of love and more mature kinds of …
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Boise, Idaho (PRWEB) April 07, 2015
Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC, a leading U.S. pet health insurance agency, and the nonprofit Dogs on Deployment announced together today that the 2015 Military Pet of the Year and Dogs on Deployment Mascot, Leonidas, is now protected with pet insurance from Pets Best. Dogs on Deployment is a nationwide nonprofit that connects military service members with volunteers to board their pets for free when they are deployed.
Leonidas is a 3-year-old Afghan Kuchi mixed breed, born in the mountains of Afghanistan. As a puppy, Leonidas wandered into a United States Army compound and won the heart of U.S. Army soldier, Tim Johannsen.
“The bond created with a dog during war is indescribable,” Johannsen said. “He is my best friend and honestly the way he has changed my life is impossible to put into words.”
A leading sponsor of Dogs on Deployment for two years, Pets Best hopes to bring awareness to the nonprofit’s efforts. In its third year, the nationwide Military Pet of the Year and Dogs on Deployment Mascot Competition resulted in hundreds of contestants, votes and admirable dogs receiving recognition.
Pets Best supports the mission of Dogs on Deployment: to give military members peace of mind concerning their pets during deployment or other service commitments.
The Military Pet of the Year and Dogs on Deployment Mascot receives a free one-year Pets Best pet insurance policy, among many other prizes and benefits. Past winners have received national attention to bring awareness to causes in the military and pet communities. Johannsen and Leonidas plan to use the canine’s new title to raise awareness about rescuing dogs, or “battle buddies,” from overseas, seeking to educate military service members about responsible pet ownership while supporting the Dogs on Deployment mission as a whole.
The Puppy Rescue Mission is the group that assisted in bringing Leonidas and his sister Mittens to the U.S. to be reunited with Johannsen. Stray dogs and working contract dogs are commonly found in U.S. military compounds overseas and can help service members feel a little more at home.
“If something were to happen to Leonidas in the next year, it is a feeling of relief to know that we will have financial help,” Johannsen said of Leonidas being protected by Pets Best.
Pets Best also protected Midas, the 2014 Military Pet of the Year and Dogs on Deployment Mascot.
“Pets Best recognizes the importance of keeping service members’ beloved pets safe while their owners are away protecting our nation,” said Chris L. Middleton, president of Pets Best. “We remain committed to supporting Dogs on Deployment in its efforts to care for the pets of the brave men and women who serve in the armed forces.”
About Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC
Dr. Jack L. Stephens, founder and director of Pets Best, founded pet insurance in the U.S. in 1981 with a mission to end euthanasia when pet owners couldn’t afford veterinary treatment. Dr. Stephens went on to present the first U.S. pet insurance policy to famous television dog Lassie. Pets Best provides coverage for dogs and cats. Dr. Stephens leads the Pets Best team with his passion for quality pet care and his expert veterinary knowledge. He is always available to answer questions regarding veterinary medicine, pet health and pet insurance. The Pets Best team is a group of pet lovers who strive to deliver quality customer service and value. Visit http://www.petsbest.com for more information.
Pet insurance coverage offered and administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC is underwritten by Independence American Insurance Company, a Delaware insurance company. Independence American Insurance Company is a member of The IHC Group, an organization of insurance carriers and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, medical stop-loss and specialty insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. For information on The IHC Group, visit: http://www.ihcgroup.com. Additional insurance services administered by Pets Best Insurance Services, LLC are underwritten by Prime Insurance Company. Each insurer has sole financial responsibility for its own products.
Pets Best is a proud member of the North American Pet Health Insurance Association (NAPHIA).
About Dogs on Deployment
Military members nationwide confront a multitude of problems during their careers, and the last thing they need to worry about is their pet’s care during their service commitments. Dogs On Deployment is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit that provides an online network for service members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets during their owner’s service commitments. Dogs on Deployment promotes responsible, life-long pet ownership for military pet owners by advocating for military pet owner rights, providing educational resources and granting financial assistance for military pet owners during times of emergency. Founded by military members, for military members, Dogs on Deployment aims to provide peace of mind for service members regarding their pet’s care.
Gov. Jerry Brown battling California water crisis created by his father, Gov …
In 1979, a balding man with a touch of gray at the temples and glasses like windshields was holding forth on his favorite subject: H2O. Pat Brown, former governor of California — and father of current California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) —was asking: What …
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Last Best Show (sort of): Father John Misty at the Paradise
The cult of Father John Misty reached a feverish pitch after his "what the hell just happened" performance at the Newport Folk Festival one hot July day in 2013. Arriving onstage drinking strawberry moonshine, the indie darling seemed to adopt the …
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Jimmy Fallon's father-in-law — who survived fighter jet ejection — gets …
Fallon took a few minutes during "The Tonight Show" Tuesday to tell the unique and thrilling story of his father-in-law, aviation executive and former U.S. Marine aviator William H. Juvonen, who in 1961 was forced to eject from his F-8C Crusader jet …
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Losing a beloved pet can be a very heart wrenching experience, as many of these pets are considered family members and they have been a part of the family for a long time, and the shock and sadness of losing them can be hard to bear. A pet memorial can help with the grieving process which can be difficult but it is better if you have someone with you. Having a pet memorial of is one way to help especially with the grieving process.
There are different ways to acknowledge your pet suppose if you choose cremation, you can purchase or make yourself pet memorial urns to hold their ashes. If you choose to burry your pet, you can purchase or make pet memorial head stones too. By having a pet memorial of some kind with your beloved pet’s name on it, and a special poem, helps to remember the special time you had together. One can even create a pet memorial stone to place in the garden, or wear your pet loved to romp around in the yard. If you want everyone to remember your pet then creates a pet head stone, or cremation urn, or a special poem to celebrate the life of your pet. It will give you something to reflect on. Having a nice framed picture of your pet with your family pictures is also a good way to keep their memory alive, and reflect on the good times.
Most pet owners do something special to memorialize their beloved companion and are pleased to find well-designed memorial urns which serve as a lasting tribute. One popular style of urn is fashioned wooden box which displays a personalized nameplate, a lifelike figurine of the breed of your pet, or a photo of your pet.
There is also a great way to help with healing by wearing a charm or piece of jewelry that is personalized for your pet. You can also get pet memorial jewelry that can hold a piece of the fur of your pet forever, or some of their ashes, or simply have a poem or tribute to your pet. Children especially need to be able to say goodbye to their special friend, and their sadness should not be minimized so by creating a pet memorial of some kind can help to remember the pet and gives you and family members a way to reflect on the good life your pet had with you.
You can also frame pictures on the walls of pets we you had in your lives right along side family member pictures. It reflects the laugh at the good times you had with each of these pets. A pet memorial is a good way to remember your beloved family member that is your pet.
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Vero Beach, Florida (PRWEB) March 12, 2015
Shane Reynolds, a Top Producing sales agent with Dale Sorensen Real Estate (DSRE), has been named the lead salesperson with The Reynolds Team. The position comes as The Reynolds Team celebrates another banner year of sales. In addition, Scott Reynolds will assume more corporate duties with DSRE, while Dennis Miller and Denver Reynolds will continue in a sales capacity.
“I’m really excited to hand over the lead in sales to Shane,” said Scott Reynolds. “He has the experience, the education and the drive to take sales to a much higher level within our team. He truly loves real estate sales and it shows. He is hyper focused on the client, on knowing the real estate market, and on being able to price a property correctly for the local market, while being able to get the highest price for his customer.”
The Reynolds Team is a soup to nuts team that is focused on being able to deliver everything to a client, from listing and buying, to marketing and selling. While Shane Reynolds specializes in the listing side of a transaction, Dennis Miller and Denver Reynolds work with the buyers. “Dale Sorensen Real Estate marketing is by far the best in the county. We’ve simply enhanced that by building our own team around being able to market, list and buy specifically for our clients,” Scott Reynolds said. “Our agents don’t have to spend all day in the office doing paperwork; instead we have highly trained and specialized office staff to handle that, including a team assistant, 2 buyers’ agents dedicated to working with buyers, a transaction coordinator, and a professional photographer & videographer to proper service our clients. Buyers and sellers don’t care about the paperwork, they care that there is a specialist dedicated to their needs. That’s what makes us such a successful team.” In addition to utilizing all the exceptional marketing tools and resources that Dale Sorensen Real Estate makes available to all their agents, The Reynolds Team has a customized website, http://www.MyReynoldsTeam.com, which is highly optimized for google and search engines. The custom site generates high buyer traffic for the Team’s listings.
Shane Reynolds was recruited into the team by his older brother Scott. In addition to studying the property inventory daily, Shane works closely with other agents so that he knows homes that will be coming up for sale in the near future. Shane is expert at matching up his buyers’ lifestyles with the subdivision and home that best meets their needs. Originally a native of Sacramento, California, Shane and his wife Melissa along with their two children live in Vero Beach and are committed to several local community charities, including the American Cancer Society and Habitat for Humanity. Melissa Reynolds is also active in her school’s PTA, serving as this year’s President.
To contact Shane Reynolds, call him at 772.321.4119 or email him at Shane(at)MyReynoldsTeam(dot)com. The Reynolds Team is located at the DSRE offices located at 5065 North Highway A1A, Vero Beach, FL. 32963.
Dale Sorensen Real Estate now has four offices with over 100 brokers and agents in Indian River and Brevard Counties. DSRE surpassed previous years’ sales by closing over $ 522 million dollars in real estate transactions in Indian River County in 2014, a never before seen sales figure in Indian River county and nearly three times more than their nearest competitors. The family owned and family run business was begun in in 1978 and has experienced consistent overall growth in both sales and number of agents. DSRE Indian River County offices are located on the Barrier Island at 5065 North A1A and at 3206 Cardinal Drive; and in historic downtown Vero Beach at 1961 14th Avenue. Call them at 772.231.4712. The office in Brevard County is located at 436 5th Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903. Call them at 321.723.9990. Visit DSRE online at http://www.SorensenRealEstate.com.
About Dale Sorensen Real Estate
Dale Sorensen Real Estate, founded in 1978, has grown to become the most successful real estate company in Vero Beach and Indian River County. Dale Sorensen Real Estate is family owned and managed and is committed to the future of the Vero Beach community. The firm is dedicated to superior service and to serving the needs of both buyers and sellers of property in Indian River County. It continually commits the resources to stay at the forefront of cutting edge technology to ensure it will always be a leader in the marketplace and number one to its customers. Their 100 plus sales associates are the most experienced and successful in the Vero Beach market. They continually deliver the results that exceed their customers’ expectations.
Vero Beach Realtor Dale Sorensen Real Estate has a dominant internet presence, global marketing penetration, and has earned affiliations with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, Luxury Portfolio International, Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate, and Mayfair International Realty. Through the use of our global network, innovative marketing strategies, social networking tools and innovative search engine optimization techniques it provides its customers with the best marketing exposure possible.
Visit Dale Sorensen Real Estate on the web at http://www.SorensenRealEstate.com or at any of these locations: North A1A Office, 5065 North A1A; Commercial Group, 5065 North A1A; Cardinal Drive Office, 3206 Cardinal Drive; Ocean Park Office, 1020 Easter Lily Lane; Downtown Office, 1961 14th Avenue; or by telephone: 772.231.4712. In Brevard County the office is located at 436 5th Avenue, Indialantic, FL 32903. The phone number is 321.723.9990.
(PRWEB) February 27, 2015
Physical fitness and health are very important topics in society today. Almost everyone is looking to lose weight; always checking out a new diet that swears it will help you drop those pounds. However, so many of these strategies do not actually provide real results. No one knows this better than Lisa Lynn, a nutrition and fitness expert who founded the company LynFit in order to share with the world her strategies for fitness that have proven to be successful in the real world.
When she was younger Lisa had her own personal struggles with weight, but she was eventually motivated to lose 40 pounds, and has kept it off ever since. Lisa truly knows what works in order to maintain weight loss, and she wants to help everyone maintain a healthier lifestyle. She understands how specific combinations of nutrition and exercise can help others achieve the look they want—from simply slimming down, to gaining lean, ripped muscle – and wants to give them the tools to make this weight loss possible. In her book The Metabolism Solution, being re-launched through Next Century Publishing in 2015, Lisa provides readers with step-by-step guide to unlocking their body’s internal intelligence to shed weight quickly and safely.
Lynfit is not only aimed at helping people lose weight, but on creating fitness for the whole family – including the family pet! Now there is a LynFit Pets website that advises pet owners in the best way to keep their beloved pets healthy, by using Pure Omega-3s; As seen at http://www.lynfitpets.com/. They are the #1 suggested supplement by veterinarians, guaranteed because of its fatty acids to decrease inflammation in humans and animals alike. This allows pets to naturally heal faster and with less pain, helping ensure that they will be healthy, happy animals. The fatty acids in Omega-3 also help in the development of puppies, easing their anxiety and irritability as well, which makes training them far easier and more enjoyable. Not only will your pets be healthier, they will also look their best, as Omega-3 also promotes a shiny, healthy coat and reduces shedding. With the new website, LynFit is dedicated to keeping your pets as happy and healthy as all of their other, not four legged, clients.
A portion of all sales of LynFit Pure Omega-3 for Dogs will go to support New York Bully Crew, a not-for-profit rescue organization specializing in rescuing Pitbulls, however no animal in dire need of rescue is turned away. New York Bully Crew strives to bring positive attention to the most loyal breed one could encounter, and give second chances to those who have been discarded by humans simply because of what they are…a Pitbull. Finding loving and responsible homes for each and every rescue is our main objective. We at New York Bully Crew firmly believe that there are NO bad dogs, just bad owners, and educating the public is a must if the bully breeds are to have a chance of survival in today’s society. To learn more visit http://www.nybullycrew.org/home.html.
Lisa Lynn has gained plenty of experience in the fields of fitness and nutrition. Coupled with all of her practical experience, she has earned four educational certificates from the International Sports and Sciences Association’s Professional Division including: Certified Fitness Trainer, Specialist in Performance Nutrition, Fitness Therapy and Elite Trainer. She is a regular guest as a nutrition and fitness expert on numerous shows such as The Doctor Oz Show, Fox News, and The Martha Stewart Show, as well as a featured expert in many notable publications. Her clients range from professional bodybuilders, models, actors, CEOs, and real-world people all around the country. Lisa is passionate about helping people live healthy lifestyles that are actually sustainable in the real world in any way she can.
Oddity: Rangers sign Rougned Odor's brother Rougned Odor
No one, it should be noted, is less enamored with his unique moniker than Roogie himself. One afternoon, Double-A Frisco's intrepid play-by-play man Alex Vispoli lightheartedly asked Roogie what his parents call him when he and his brother are back home.
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Fricke's Picks Radio: Remembering Big Brother's Sam Andrew
Founded in late 1965 in a San Francisco just at the dawn of its own socio-chemical metamorphosis, Big Brother and the Holding Company – guitarists Sam Andrew and James Gurley, bassist Peter Albin and drummer David Getz (who joined in early '66) …
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RIP Brother Paul O'Donnell ~ Taken too Soon
BrotherPaul One of the sweetest, kindest men I have ever known passed away today. I can't imagine that it was his time but God knows these things, not me. Brother Paul was only 55 years old. He was the Superior at the Franciscan Brothers of Peace, …
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Damond Bar, Calif. (PRWEB) February 11, 2015
NOVAtime Technology, Inc. (http://www.novatime.com), together with Pacific Time Systems, announced today that Christian non-profit Open Doors USA has implemented NOVAtime SaaS Workforce Management Solution, the hosted version of NOVAtime’s industry-leading time and attendance solution. With the implementation, the non-profit has gained a 100% web-based system that allows its employees to punch in from any device with a web-browser and its supervisors to more accurately track their team’s accruals and attendance. For payroll administrators, the solution’s powerful report generator has proved invaluable.
Serving Christians in more than 60 countries around the world, California-based Open Doors USA is a non-profit organization that began in 1955 as a mission by its Dutch founder, Brother Andrew, to smuggle bibles to communist Poland. What began with bible distribution has expanded to literacy programs and job training for women, church and home construction, and support for Christian refugees. Open Doors also works with Christian churches and organizations in the Middle East to provide humanitarian supplies to thousands of families each month.
Prior to implementing NOVAtime 4000 SaaS Timekeeping in 2010, the non-profit had been relying on paper timesheets to collect employee time. With the new cloud-based system, Open Doors USA can get an accurate snapshot of its 40-strong labor force, whether employees are at the California headquarters or working from home across the country. Using the system’s employee portal, Employee Web Services (EWS), the non-profit’s employees can access NOVAtime 4000 online not only to punch in and out, but also to submit timesheets, view work schedules, look up accrual balances, submit time-off requests, and more.
Open Doors Staff Accountant Chelsea Collins elaborates on the advantages of the web portal for supervisors, “They use NOVAtime to track accruals and attendance. Supervisors like that with NOVAtime – they can go back and look at trends in attendance.” In addition to allowing supervisors to view summary timesheet information for overall departmental cost and performance evaluation, Supervisor Web Services (SWS) streamlines various time and attendance workflows, including timesheet editing and approval, time off requests, and schedule creation.
NOVAtime 4000’s internal report generator added to the appeal of the system for Open Doors’ payroll administrators. “The report generator is especially useful when we have to pay someone manually, as it allows us to run a report to find out how many hours an employee worked. Based on those hours, we can pay the employee manually,” says Ms. Collins. NOVAtime 4000’s report generator comes with over 100 configurable report templates, including time and attendance, labor costing, accrual tracking, system audit trail, and payroll reports. Reports can be exported in various file formats and published or emailed to selected system users.
Making the move from a paper-based timekeeping system to a leading-edge workforce management software was an important undertaking for the mid-sized non-profit, and the implementation and support services provided by NOVAtime authorized reseller Pacific Time Systems (http://www.pactime.com/) helped ensure that the endeavor was ultimately a success.
Open Doors uses TelePayroll to process their payroll.
With corporate offices located in Diamond Bar, California, NOVAtime is the leader in integrating Time & Attendance / Workforce Management systems with a company’s Human Resource and Payroll systems. NOVAtime is known for their scalable and leading-edge software and hardware technology, and many of the best-managed companies in the world have chosen NOVAtime as their preferred Time & Attendance / Workforce Management solution provider. NOVAtime is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with FrontRunner status. For more information on NOVAtime, please visit http://www.novatime.com or call 877-486-6682.
Chartwell, Winston Churchill's beloved family home near Sevenoaks, marks the …
On January 30, 1965, 350 million people across Europe watched the final journey of one of the most extraordinary prime ministers Britain has even seen. Statesman, war leader, writer and artist, Winston Churchill has long held an almost reverential …
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Christmas Eve hit-and-run in Pennsville ended life of beloved family member …
To the Editor: This letter is written to the driver of the car that killed my dog, Sable, on Christmas Eve on Mahoney Road in Pennsville. This isn't a letter to berate or express how angry I am that you were going too fast on a residential road, or …
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Asheville musicians rally to support beloved West African family
Asheville's music community is coming together to support one of the city's most beloved percussionists in the wake of a tragedy that befell his family in Ivory Coast, West Africa. Adama Dembele moved to Asheville several years ago from Ivory Coast and …
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FRESNO, Calif. (PRWEB) January 12, 2015
Karen McCaffrey, Vice President of McCaffrey Homes, a leading homebuilder based in Fresno, Calif., has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the board of trustees of the California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF).
Founded in 1978, the California Homebuilding Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization and a nonprofit affiliate of the California Building Industry Association (CBIA).
“As the current Chair of The California Homebuilding Foundation, it is my pleasure to welcome Karen McCaffrey to our board of trustees,” said Michael Cortney.
“A third generation builder,” Cortney added, “Karen brings a unique and proven knowledge of our industry. Her dedication to charitable organizations will bring added value to our scholarship program and her long term understanding of homebuilding will be perfect for our research projects.”
Based in Sacramento, the California Building Industry Association represents thousands of companies across California. Member firms include homebuilders, trade contractors, architects, engineers, designers, suppliers and other industry professionals.
As the non-profit arm of CBIA, the California Homebuilding Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the long-term growth of the building industry. CHF provides networking events, research and statistics, academic assistance, grant-funding and job training for high school students.
The CHF is also the presenter of California’s top home building industry award, the Hall of Fame, which recognizes industry leaders and offers their career examples as an inspiration to others. Karen McCaffrey, and her husband Robert McCaffrey, founders of McCaffrey Homes, were inducted into the CHF Hall of Fame in June 2014.
“I’m proud to serve an organization that invests in the future of the homebuilding industry by helping students, empowering lives, and building futures,” Karen McCaffrey said. “The Foundation serves both members and the public as an educational and informational resource for all things related to homebuilding. CHF makes a difference in our community and across the state. I look forward to assisting that good work.”
An industry and community leader, Karen McCaffrey grew up in the homebuilding industry. Her father, John Bonadelle, was a long-time developer and leading builder in California.
Karen has served on the Board of Trustees for charitable organizations including Valley Children’s Hospital and the Advisory Council of the Craig School of Business at CSU Fresno. She currently serves on the Board of Councilors for the University of Southern California, Andrus School of Gerontology and the Advisory Council of the Gazarian Center of Real Estate at CSU Fresno.
Building in California’s Central San Joaquin Valley for more than 35 years and three generations, McCaffrey Homes has provided homebuyers with the American Dream.
Having constructed more than 8,000 homes, McCaffrey is now building in four communities in the Fresno and Clovis, Calif., area: The Gallery in Fresno, The Heights at Loma Vista, The Gallery in Clovis and The Heights on Copper. The company has begun planning the first Village of Tesoro Viejo, a 1,600 acre master planned community in Madera County, with groundbreaking planned for 2016.
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