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The Junior League of Miami Appoints Katie Lane-Arriola as President for 2013

MIAMI, FL – December 3, 2012 – The Junior League of Miami has appointed Katie Lane-Arriola to a one-year term as President of its Board of Directors. In this role, Ms. Arriola will be responsible for shaping The Junior League’s 2013 slate of community-focused priorities, with an emphasis on improving the lives of women, children and families. Ms. Arriola joined the Junior League of Miami in 1997 and has since been

Language Connect announces opening of Istanbul office

Leading language translation, localization and multilingual digital marketing agency, Language Connect, has today announced its expansion into the Turkish market. On 3rd December 2012, Language Connect opened a hub office in a central district of Istanbul as part of their international growth strategy. Turkey’s economy experienced the fastest growth in Europe last year, and has consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing economies in the world since 2002. Turkey’s

ISLA Lifeguards Minimize Drowning in the Dominican Republic

This Thanksgiving holiday, volunteer lifeguards from the non-profit, the International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA), traveled to the Dominican Republic (DR) as part of an initiative to minimize drowning. As part of a three stage initiative to minimize deaths and injuries caused by drowning, ISLA conducted two Basic Open Water Lifeguard Training Courses in the DR. For the training, ISLA collaborated with the Dominican Civil Defense-North Coast Sector, Viva Wyndham Tangerine Hotel

Hamburg’s Games Industry Celebrates a Successful 2012 at Gamecity Night

Hamburg, 23 November 2012: Yesterday evening marked the sixth time that Hamburg’s games industry congregated for what has become the traditional occasion to celebrate a successful year: Gamecity Night. More than 400 professionals from Germany and other countries packed the “Hühnerposten” in downtown Hamburg, to party, establish new contacts, and meet friends and peers to cap off an eventful Gamecity year. After all, despite a consolidating market, Hamburg’s games sector continued

SAMI a winner at the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Awards for the 3rd year running

Deloitte Technology Fast 50, is a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in Ireland. Rankings are based on average percentage revenue growth over five years. SAMI, which develops and supplies software solutions such as Edvance and ExamTime to the education market, has recorded revenue growth of 2428% during the period. Commenting on the achievement, Dualta Moore CEO of SAMI said, “Being ranked in the top 3 for the

A Metaphysical University Announces an End of the World Special

The International Metaphysical University, a metaphysical university offering a master’s degree in metaphysics, announces a price cut on all classes for a limited time. The savings will end on 21 December 2012, the same date marking the end of the Mayan calendar; thus, the end of the world to some believers. “In light of the fact that the world is going to end on December 21st, we have decided to offer

The DBVC compendium goes international: “Coaching als Profession“ has been publi …

Frankfurt/Main, 13th of November 2012. In order to enhance international networking of the DBVC, the fourth edition of the compendium “Coaching als Prof-ession“ has now been translated into English. The German version is exclusively available as paperback at a charge of 22 €, whereas the English version “Coaching as a Profession“ is offered as a free PDF. It may be downloaded from the DBVC website. The file is to be

ISLA Lifeguards Travel to the Dominican Republic to Minimize Drowning

This November, volunteer lifeguards from the non-profit, the International Surf Lifesaving Association (ISLA), are traveling to the Dominican Republic (DR) as part of an initiative to minimize drowning. Founded in 2008, ISLA’s mission is to prevent drowning worldwide by building a culture of water safety. Comprised entirely of volunteers; the organization provides training, medical supplies, disaster relief, and emergency personnel to communities in need around the world. The Dominican Republic shares

Networking for Nature: European networks make conservation history

Europe's nature needs a new network, say protected area professionals gathered at the annual EUROPARC conference in Genk, Belgium, hosted by the Regional Landscape Kempen & Maasland. In a landmark decision, two of Europe's biggest nature conservation NGO's, The EUROPARC Federation and Eurosite, agreed to come together and form a new united network purpose-built to meet nature’s needs in the years ahead. Together, the new network will represent a membership responsible


IPF is pleased to announce the launch of its new and improved multilingual site where media professionals can easily register and gain their International Press Card. The International Press Federation (I.P.F.)'s new website is a one-stop-shop for all media professional from all around the globe. The new website, which offers quick and easy access to essential information on I.P.F. and the international media community, is part of the organization’s ongoing

Organize access management smartly: Quipos and smartmachine make ticketing mobil …

Salzburg, November 2012, Quipos Solutions GmbH gains smartmachine as a partner. smartmachine develops and organizes innovative solutions for mobile ticketing and mobile marketing, combined with modern access management systems. Quipos Solutions provides mobility via WiFi and 3G and integrates cashless payment possibilities. Together, both companies are making access management quick, secure and innovative. Quipos Solutions equips event organizers of all kinds with a complete and innovative infrastructure for all service

Dazzling Ramleela Performance by Indian and Foreign Origin students at Aadyant G …

It was a Ramleela performance like no other. The anxiety and the eagerness in the audience was broken occasionally by the giggles and the laughter of little faces painted in bright colors, all geared to set the stage on fire. A group of 75 students aged 3 to 5 presented a colourful rendition of the epic Ramayana at the Aadyant Global School in the capital today. The show had been

Profiles in Philanthropy Goes Green

While "Frontline" and other investigative TV shows are questioning whether there is global warming, the TV show "Profiles in Philanthropy" is promoting going green with a vengeance. The TV show "Profiles in Philanthropy" hosted by Dr. Leigh-Davis, introduces viewers to how they can help communities and others less fortunate than themselves. A slight twist is taking place on the newest episode, in that "Profiles in Philanthropy" is introducing viewers to how

TRG International joined Saigon Times' 7th annual blood donation day

HCM City - 10 Oct 2012 - TRG International joined nearly 300 other donors in the 7th annual blood donation day organised by Saigon Times on 06 Oct 2012. Fourteen people from TRG International gave blood that day, contributing to the total amount of 337 units of blood collected. The company has also been a close partner of the event over the years. The Saigon Times blood donation day marked the 21st

AMA Enterprise Offers Complimentary Government Conference Nov. 1

ARLINGTON, VA – October 16, 2012 – The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions, the global leader of talent transformation dedicated to providing workplace learning for government organizations, has announced that Dr. Haywood Spangler will be speaking at their November 1 complimentary government briefing, which will focus on enhancing government leaders’ critical thinking skills. This briefing, specifically designed for government professionals, will provide attendees with the tools they need to

Alzheimer’s Association Long Island Hosts Second East End Walk to End Alzheimer’ …

Following the success of this summer’s East End Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Riverhead, Alzheimer’s Association Long Island will have its second East End Walk to End Alzheimer’s/Fall Festival on October 20 at the intersection of Main Street and the Village Green (near the gazebo) in Westhampton Beach. Registration begins at 9 a.m., followed by the opening ceremony at 10 a.m. and the Walk at 11 a.m. The opening ceremony will

The 4C Association’s General Assembly Sees Strong Commitment to Sustainably Prod …

Over 70 members met in Geneva to set the future direction of the 4C Association and outline the plan to deliver increasing volumes of sustainably produced coffee. Bonn, 2 October 2012. The 4C Association, the global platform for sustainable coffee, is pleased to announce the successful outcome of its 3rd General Assembly, which was held in Geneva, Switzerland on 26-27 September 2012. Under the motto “Take-off for Delivery”, the gathering

Save-A-Pet Holds Its 12th Annual “Evening for the Love of Animals” 2012 Fur Ball …

(Port Jefferson Station, NY) — Save-A-Pet Animal Rescue and Adoption Center Inc., is holding its 12th Annual “Evening for the Love of Animals” 2012 Fur Ball on Thursday, November 15 from 7-11 p.m. at the beautiful Flowerfield Celebrations Catering at 199 Mills Pond Road, St. James. The Fur Ball is Save-A-Pet’s annual dinner dance and silent auction that is held to raise money for the organization. It also brings people

GCU - Greek Catholic Union to Support Lee National Denim Day

Beaver, PA - To show support for breast cancer awareness month, the Greek Catholic Union (GCU) is participating in Lee National Denim Day, a fundraiser created by Lee Jeans in support of the American Cancer Society. This is the third year of participation by GCU on a national level with a registered team. Not only are office employees at the GCU National Headquarters collecting donations, four lodges and districts

Toast to Facebook-Fans

Many weird campaigns have already been launched on Facebook. Now the student association “Glanzenburger” from Zurich, Switzerland, launched a new initiative: On December 1st they will personally drink a "Prosit!" (a toast) to everybody who likes their Facebook page and then publish the video. Currently there are 620 people and groups who like their page, but if this campaign becomes a raving success, they will be drinking many toasts to

Adelphi University Awards Scholarships to Local Volunteer Emergency Services Mem …

University College at Adelphi University is proud to announce its first two recipients of the $2500 Volunteer Emergency Services Scholarship: Charles William Schwalbe and Michael A. Moccaldi II. These two awards are given to members of the New York State volunteer emergency services community who have demonstrated dedication to the profession and to their community. Charles William Schwalbe is a paramedic and chief of the Commack volunteer ambulance. Michael A.

Linking sales and validation: Quipos and Gateway Ticketing Systems partner to la …

Wals-Siezenheim, September 2012, Quipos Solutions GmbH has partnered with global ticketing provider, Gateway Ticketing Systems. Gateway Ticketing Systems provides the attraction, amusement and transportation industries with clever solutions for efficient ticketing and scanning. Quipos Solutions provides handheld ticketing that integrates cashless payment. Together, both companies ensure increased revenue and efficiency for customers world-wide. Quipos Solutions equips event organizers of all kinds with an innovative and professional mobile infrastructure for sales, verification

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives Honorary Doctorates from Argentina

Argentina, Sept 7. 2012: Humanitarian leader and Founder, The Art of Living, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was awarded the honorary doctorate, Honoris Causa Doctor at the Siglo XXI University Campus in the city of Cordoba, Argentina. Dr. Jose Manuel de la Sota, Governor of Cordoba, also named Sri Sri as the honorary citizen of Cordoba for his foundation's humanitarian work. Dr Sergio Lais, General Consul of India named Sri Sri as

Freshdays by Sanita Launches Part 2 of ‘Are You Sporty Enough? Keep on Playing’ …

Freshdays, a brand of pantyliners by Sanita, launches ‘Are You Sporty Enough? Keep on Playing’ contest, running from 6 September – 6 October 2012. The online campaign gives Freshdays Facebook fans a chance to win one of eight prizes of $500 each. Facebook fans can enter the weekly draw by correctly answering the daily sporty question, as well as by uploading their personal sporty pictures. Furthermore, players can maximize

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck’s Fall Respite Schedule Announced

(Center Moriches, NY) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck announced that it is once again offering its fall weekend respite program, transforming the 60-plus-year-old camp into a year-round destination for children and young adults with disabilities. Children and young adults up to the age of 21 arrive on Friday evening and leave on Sunday afternoon. There is a new theme each weekend. Campers can participate in various activities, including baking, arts and crafts,

Islandia Village Hosts Second “Ye Olde Fashioned Tag Sale” on October 6

The Village of Islandia has announced that, due to its enormous popularity and success, the “Ye Olde Fashioned Tag Sale” is taking place for the second time this year on October 6 at the grounds of Village Hall, located at 1100 Old Nichols Road from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. All residents are once again being asked to clean out their garages, attics, basements and closets and bring down

The Rotary Club of Patchogue Presents 43rd Annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival

(Center Moriches, New York) — On Thursday, September 20, The Rotary Club of Patchogue and the Fuoco family will sponsor the 43rd Annual Fuoco Memorial Golf Feastival at Bellport Country Club. Proceeds from the tournament will go to benefit Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck, which serves special-needs children and young adults ages 6-21 with mental or physical disabilities. Throughout the history of this golf outing, over $1 million has been donated to support

German translator aid project supports reconstruction of a primary school in Ita …

Muenster, Germany. In January 2010, after the catastrophic earthquake in Haiti, freelance translators from Germany and other countries founded the translator aid project Übersetzer-Hilfsprojekt (ÜHIPRO). Since then, the project has been supporting recognised relief organisations and volunteer initiatives, providing development and disaster aid. Each member pays one euro from each finished translation into a fund and then a collective donation is made by ÜHIPRO to selected organisations. Today, the ÜHIPRO

Expanded gamecity:Hamburg Appearance at gamescom 2012

Hamburg, 10 July 2012: For the ninth consecutive year, Germany’s largest games industry network, gamecity:Hamburg, is organizing the joint participation of Hamburg-based companies at gamescom. Eleven exhibitors will be presenting themselves under the gamecity:Hamburg roof from August 15 to 17. Again, more companies from Hamburg are appearing at gamescom than in the previous year at what is the biggest Gamecity booth yet, covering some 250 sqm of floor space. A downright

SAE International names Dr. Arun Jaura as one of the Nominees for Director posit …

PUNE … Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation today announced that Dr. Arun Jaura, vice president – Technology and head, India Engineering Center, Eaton Corporation has been identified by SAE International’s Executive Nominating Committee as one of Director nominees for its 2013 Board of Directors. SAE International voting members will have the opportunity to vote on the 2013 Slate of Nominees in November via the SAE International website. Those nominees elected

Quest for Our Vets: Mike and Nate Bike the States

There’s a quest at hand. While this journey just began on June 25th, the seeds for this mission were planted long beforehand. Michael Buonaiuto, Jr. (21) and Nathaniel Frankoski (25) decided to give back to our wounded warriors with an excursion taking them from the glory and tranquility of Key West, FL, North over 2,000 miles to the beauty and wonder of Niagra Falls, NY. For 50 days these gentlemen

Elflein Textil Roofs Joins German Horse Industry

In July 2012, northern Bavarian company Elflein became a member of GHI. Over the past years, the company has emerged as the market leader in the riding and lunge tents sector in Germany. “The next step must be to expand into export markets. We consider GHI an ideal partner to accomplish this goal,” explains Olaf Elflein, the company’s executive partner. “This is a company with a solid management team; the 45

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. Names Joani Madarash Executive …

Kings Park, New York — School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc. (SBPLI) has announced that Joani Madarash has been named Executive Director of the organization. Ms. Madarash has been an active member of SBPLI’s Development Council and Board of Directors since 1993 and has acted as Interim Co-President since January 2012. Ms. Madarash is President and Founder of accessLinx, Inc., a boutique multimedia production company based in Smithtown, New York. Before


CHICAGO (June 28, 2012) – Sweet Leaf® Tea is proud to support Chicago-based non-profit organization Friends of the Parks as they conduct their annual L.A.T.E. Ride event by offering the company’s delicious organic iced tea beverages to all in attendance. An event designed to help raise funds for the restoration of parks and the development of innovative after-school programs for youth, Sweet Leaf® Tea will be supplying refreshing drinks to

Hillsides H100 Volunteer Group Hosts Farm to Table Dinner

(PASADENA, CA)—Amongst the citrus and Zen gardens to the infinity pool overlooking the Colorado Bridge, two family-style tables were adorned with simple, lemon bouquets waiting to welcome guests at Hillsides’ H100 Farm to Table dinner. Set at the home of Mark and Phaedra Ledbetter, the grounds of this magnificent estate illustrated the volunteer group’s philosophy of providing the charity’s guests with an evening that supported a food culture made up

Last chance to enter global entrepreneurship competition

Schools have only a week left to register for the School Enterprise Challenge, a global competition open to all educational establishments. Organised by the development charity Teach A Man To Fish, this competition is a chance for schools to develop businesses that teach students valuable entrepreneurial skills. The deadline for schools to register for the competition is the 2nd July 2012 after which they are asked to start turning their

Procter & Gamble Partners with SOS Children's Villages to Help Children Live, Le …

Washington, D.C. (June 21, 2012): Procter & Gamble has awarded a grant in the amount of $50,000 as part of its corporate cause, Live, Learn and Thrive, to SOS Children's Villages in support of the SOS Village in São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo, Brazil). SOS has been providing loving homes to orphaned and abandoned children in Brazil since 1970. Over 12,000 children and adolescents benefit directly from SOS programs

AMA’s e-Learning Capabilities Expansion Offers New Options for Government

ARLINGTON, VA – June 21, 2012 – The American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions, the global leader of talent transformation dedicated to providing workplace learning for government organizations, has expanded their e-learning capabilities in the United States, adding to their government development and training resources. AMA has formed a strategic relationship with CrossKnowledge, the European leader in distance learning solutions, to offer CrossKnowledge’s on-demand e-learning solutions in the U.S. AMA

Kelly Bensimon and Boirs Kodjoe to Co-Host 5th Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball

Model and author Kelly Bensimon and actor Boris Kodjoe will co-host philanthropist Unik Ernest’s 5th Annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on June 27th to help raise funds for the Edeyo Foundation, which is dedicated to improving the future for children in Haiti through education. Noted fashion photographer Nigel Barker will be honored at the Ball for his charitable contributions to the cause, and the night will feature cocktails by

Eight Exceptional Music Students Named 2012 Yamaha Young Performing Artists

INDIANAPOLIS— Every year since the competition’s inception in 1988, Yamaha Corporation of America’s Band & Orchestral Division has honored talented young artists under the auspices of the Yamaha Young Performing Artist (YYPA) program, an annual competition for performers between the ages of 16 and 21. Instrument categories include winds, brass, strings, concert percussion, drum set and piano. Applicants submit their credentials to Yamaha each year and undergo a rigorous taped audition process

MUNDOmedia Donates $100,000 to SickKids Foundation

Donation made by MUNDOmedia marks new corporate philanthropy initiative for company; donation part of multi-year collaboration (TORONTO, March 1st, 2012) – MUNDOmedia Inc, an online media network, today announced a donation of $100,000 to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) over the next two years. This marks a new stepping stone for the company, established in 2007, to promote Corporate Philanthropy. The Canadian-based company, with offices globally, is happy to team-up

Hillsides Kids & Volunteers Build Educational Garden with Armory

(PASADENA, CA)—Through Hillsides’ art program, children living at the children’s charity are helping to build The FARMory, an educational garden. Partnering with Armory Center for the Arts, Hillsides children and members of Hillsides volunteer group, H100, worked side by side to transform their community. In addition, volunteers from the Arroyo Timebank joined the others to work on preparing the empty Pasadena city lot, located at 747 North Fair Oaks Avenue, to

H100 Volunteer Group Hosts Hillsides Farm to Table Dinner

(PASADENA, CA)—Hillsides philanthropic support group, H100, will host this year's Farm to Table dinner on Sunday, June 24, at a private estate in Pasadena. The grounds of this magnificent estate illustrate the volunteer group’s philosophy of providing the charity’s guests with an evening that supports a food culture made up of fresh, locally grown, seasonal items. Alexandra Poer Sheridan of Alexandra's Table is creating a feast incorporating many

Mercedes-Benz Hosted Tennis Tournament to Benefit Hillsides

(ARCADIA, CA)—Rallying support for the services provided by Hillsides, a Pasadena charity, Rusnak/Arcadia presented the Mercedes-Benz Local Dealer Tennis Tournament. The tournament offered players an opportunity to serve both on the court and for the charity. Funds raised benefited Hillsides, a premier service provider offering behavioral health care and education services to vulnerable children and families in Los Angeles County. “A tennis tournament geared for women in our community is a

Omnitrans participates in Golden Guardian disaster planning exercises for Cajon …

On June 13th, Omnitrans joins representatives from the San Bernardino County Fire Department, the Sheriff’s Department, the California Highway Patrol, Southern California Edison, Southern California Gas Company, Verizon and other area agencies to evaluate and update the Golden Guardian 2012 tabletop exercise in the Cajon Pass. The analysis is part of the annual Golden Guardian Exercise, a statewide disaster preparedness program for first responders from local government. The tabletop exercise focuses

Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck Seeks Needed Items for Campers as It Prepares for Summer Season

(Center Moriches, New York) — Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is currently seeking donations of items that are needed as the camp prepares for the start of its summer season. These items will help make this summer a memorable one for the campers and alleviate the camp’s financial burden of providing these supplies. Camp Pa-Qua-Tuck is looking for individuals and organizations to donate the following items: ● 4 Wii sets and accessories ● 12 eight-foot

PIH Reaches out to Retired Baby Boomers to Fill Volunteer Needs

According to United States Census data, everyday more than 10,000 Baby Boomers (those born from 1946-1964) reach retirement age. Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital (PIH) is looking to recruit at least 100 new retirees to their volunteer team. “Our goal is to reinforce our volunteer base with people that have management experience, strong presentation skills and are enthusiastic about the work PIH is doing in the community,” said Director of Senior and Volunteer

11th Annual Miami Peace Festival: Justice for All

August 11th, 2012 commemorates the eleventh annual (Urban Garden Foundation’s) Miami Peace Festival. This outdoor festival attracts over 30,000 people from all walks of life. The Miami Peace Festival creates a platform for music, various cultural foods, and crafts. Over the past 10 years, local and national independent artists, Local County Commissioners, activists, Pastors, families of the victims of violence, as well as A-List Celebrities and Athletes have taken the

Village of Islandia Memorial Day Ceremony on May 26 Hosts Local War Veterans, Fe …

The Village of Islandia will host its Memorial Day ceremony on May 26 at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Triangle at the intersection of Old Nichols Road and Johnson Avenue. There will be a presentation of the colors by the United States Marine Corps Color Guard, an invocation by Monsignor Colonel Francis Midura of the U.S. Army Reserve (retired) and a wreath presentation. Mayor Allan M. Dorman, who served with the

Survey Finds Succession Planning is Important for Government Organizations

ARLINGTON, VA – May 16, 2012 – A recent informal survey of government professionals showed that succession planning is extremely important, with 57% of respondents stating that it is more important now than ever. The informal survey was conducted by American Management Association (AMA) Enterprise Government Solutions online, and in-person at the recent 2012 Training Officers Consortium (TOC) Annual Institute. Although the majority of respondents agreed that succession planning is more

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