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Sweet Friend of Mine Concerts & Recordings Unite an Eclectic Group of Artists with Children in Need

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 13, 2013

An eclectic group of performing artists, with musical styles spanning from Blues to Gospel and Pop to Soul, will share a Seattle-area stage to celebrate friendship and help Children In Need. The August 16 and 17 Sweet Friend Of Mine concerts featuring Bryan Duncan, Bob Carlisle, Yvette C. Williams and Tony Hooper will be recorded on broadcast-quality video and multi-track audio.

"We're planning to shine the spotlight on people and organizations that serve children when we release some of the songs as videos," says Christopher Redner, producer of the recordings and CEO of Children In Need Inc.

"We're also offering people in the Seattle area who are experiencing economic hardship a respite at the Aug. 16 concert. We don't want people to miss out because they're struggling financially. We're providing some free tickets for people who would love to attend but can't afford a ticket."

Bryan Duncan has released 14 solo albums, three with the NehoSoul Band and six with the Sweet Comfort Band. He has sold in excess of 1.2 million records and videos.

Bob Carlisle is best known for his song "Butterfly Kisses," which sold more than 2 million copies, was a number one song on Adult Contemporary radio, won a Grammy Award for Best Country Song and a Dove Award for Song of the Year.

Gospel luminary Yvette C. Williams is a featured vocalist in the Kurt Carr Singers, who have won nine Stellar Awards. Her powerful vocals helped make In The Sanctuary one of the most-loved worship songs in African-American churches. Willams has shared the stage with Stevie Wonder, Mariah Carey, Natalie Cole, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Kirk Franklin, Donnie McClurkin and Yolanda Adams.

Tony Hooper is a founding member of Blues Counsel, a Delta Blues band that is popular on the summer festival circuit. He is a featured artist and musical director for the Aug. 16 and 17 concerts, which will be held at, an innovative, high-tech church in Puyallup.

Duncan invited Carlisle, Vega, Williams and Hooper to record with him, each artist doing live versions of their own music and songs from the 60s, 70s and 80s that influenced them. He is raising some of the recording costs for the project on a popular crowdfunding site.

Duncan uses social media and crowdfunding to fuel a new business model that allows him to connect directly with his audience, bypassing traditional record labels. Duncan has the creative freedom of an independent artist but is still able to compete with the big record companies for radio airplay and media coverage.

More information about the live recordings and concerts is available by calling Children In Need at 253-874-8400.


Toys for Children, Baynetwork, Inc. Sponsors JobTrains Winter Wonderland

Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) December 24, 2012

On December 19, 2012 Baynetwork, Inc. helped hand out hundreds of toys for families at JobTrain in Menlo Park. Several days earlier, Baynetwork, Inc. employees also donated toys for the same handout that helped to bring an early Christmas to the children of families at JobTrains Winter Wonderland.

As Baynetwork, Inc. increases market share and revenue giving back to the community has also grown in tandem. Being an active and giving Silicon Valley hi-tech business has also been a sharper focus throughout 2012 and the Baynetwork team has fully embraced this years giving initiatives. Selling premier IT network equipment typically helps us make others lives better by affording us additional computing power and resources for business, but in this case our increased market share and revenue has provided our team of IT hardware experts the opportunity to give more back to the community.

JobTrain, established in 1965 under the OICW affiliation, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational and training institution accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. JobTrain also provides career counseling, job placement services and specialized programs for atrisk youth. The organization is committed to eradicating the communitys cycle of homelessness, poverty, substance abuse, unemployment, incarceration, low education levels and crime all by empowering the individual through education and sustainable employment training. Theres no higher premium than recognizing the potential in every JobTrain client.

Since 1997, Baynetwork, Inc. a premier re-seller of new, pre-owned, refurbished and used network hardware equipment, used Cisco Routers, Juniper Switches, Dell Servers, Barracuda Firewalls, Ixia Testing Equipment, ShoreTel VoIP and many other premier IT hardware brands, has helped define and shape the secondary market of the IT network equipment industry. From complete network design and configuration to security analysis and private cloud deployment, Baynetwork's array of managed IT services and rapid product procurement help thousands of companies deliver digital media and content across the globe with reduced costs and shortened lead-times. Baynetwork services also include IT network asset recovery, enterprise network security, data center IT hardware replacement and managed IT services.


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Both Children And Adults Can Learn To Type Faster, Announce Ultimate Typing Software

New York City, NY (PRWEB) December 24, 2012

Children born in the 21st century have come into a world where computers are used for everything. Computer games teach 4-year-olds their letters and numbers, and even primary school children are often required to use the computer for their homework. Because of this, a 21st-century typing tutorial program needs to be able to teach better typing skills to anyone, both children and adults alike.

This is one of the specific design goals that the developers of Ultimate Typing software aimed for, keeping in mind that typing faster is a valuable skill set that can benefit people of all ages. With over 220 scientifically designed lessons, as well as the 600-plus practice exercises and games, there is something for everyone in this typing software.

Making the exercises varied is only one of the many important steps that the makers of Ultimate Typing have taken to ensure optimal results for the users. Holding the user's interest during lessons is one of the most important factors in kind of tutorial program. Since Ultimate Typing was designed to be versatile, and to keep people interested no matter their age, the developers deliberately provided a lot of options for creativity and personalization in the learning process. They also incorporated fun games and reading materials suitable for children as well as adults.

Since Ultimate Typing is easily used by both children and adults alike, it's obvious that Ultimate Typing is software that can definitely be enjoyed by the entire family. Friendly competition among brothers and sisters might even add to the interest, and the element of speed has always been key to many kinds of contests children enjoy.

Since the program has a multi-user capacity, each family member can easily open their own individual account. The progress tracking is done by user, with helpful graphs and charts showing individual progress on speed and accuracy as well as finger dexterity.

For both adults and children, effective learning can be as simple as making an educational activity fun and entertaining to keep the learners interested and motivated. With so many options available with Ultimate Typing, effective learning is guaranteed, and all that's necessary is regular practice to improve typing skills.

For more information about the Ultimate Typing software, visit

About Ultimate Typing

Ultimate Typing Software is a tutorial program designed specifically for the improvement of typing skills. It was created by eReflect, a world leader in e-learning and self development software.

Since its creation in 2006 by its director, Marc Slater, the company has already catered to over 112 countries all over the world, offering products with the latest cutting-edge technology, some of which are among the worlds most recognized and awarded in the industry.


KIDO’Z and Toon Goggles have Joined Forces to Provide Children with a Safe Environment for Viewing Kid-Friendly Videos

TEL AVIV (PRWEB) November 14, 2012

Online kids channel Toon Goggles, the innovative free portal that provides valuable viewing data to content producers, has teamed up with KIDO'Z , the experts in turning computers & mobile devices into safe environments for children to play with and learn through.

They are proud to announce that this collaboration will allow kids to watch an unlimited library of child and parent friendly animations, features, clips and programs, whilst they stay in the protected environment that the KIDO'Z platform provides.

"KIDO'Z content strategy was always to bring our users the best kids' content out there", said Gai Havkin, CEO of KIDO'Z. "Joining forces with Toon Goggles, and enabling its great multilingual cartoon library on the KIDO'Z platform is a great addition of fun & safe content for our global community".

"We at Toon Goggles believe that children should have access to safe programming and through a safe portal," said Stephen L. Hodge, Managing Director, Toon Goggles. "KIDO'Z has been a pioneer in this field for some time now and it was natural that we would join together to ensure that children are provided with entertaining and enriching content within a safe and protected environment. We look forward to seeing what this alliance will grow into."

Now available to download for free in the KIDO'Z App Store, the Toon Goggles app includes 100's of videos that have been divided into six categories; girl, boy, comedy, action, pre-school, and educational. This partnership means that KIDO'Z now has even more entertainment options available to put at the fingertips of children!

Like all content featured at KIDO'Z, the videos within the Toon Goggles app are pre-approved and reviewed extensively before being released, so all content is 100% kid-friendly. New content is constantly added to their extensive collection, and kids have the chance to save their favorite clips and cartoons in their "Toon Box" for easy access.

With both companies striving to make children's online time fun and safe, it was inevitable that a partnership between these two industry leaders would happen.

Media Contacts:

KIDO'Z: Lucy Inbar: lucy(at)kidoz(dot)net t: +972 52 8000 585

Toon Goggles: Sabrina Propper;; 818.515.5798


About KIDO'Z:

In a world where kids are increasingly interacting with digital devices, KIDOZ mission is to provide a better, safer and friendlier digital experience for kids on Phones, Tablets, Computers and TVs.

KIDOZ, which has been listed as one of the top 50 tech products by BusinessWeek, launched its first product on 2009 as a kids OS for PC. Creating a fun and safe environment, with a collection of special tools, KIDO'Z enables children to carry out everything that adults do on computers, but simply, intuitively, and without needing to know how to read or write.

KIDO'Z is installed on millions of devices with dedicated users from all around the world. With a recorded 50 million blocks in the past three years, protecting kids from inappropriate content, KIDO'Z keeps to its promise of keeping all viewable content safe and fun.

KIDO'Z is currently PC, Mac and now Android compatible and is available for download from

KIDO'Z is developed by KIDO'Z Ltd, a Tel-Aviv based company created and managed by parents and top industry professionals.

About Toon Goggles: is the premiere 24/7 online destination for childrens entertainment.


Kapu Forest Connects Children to Nature by Bringing Forest Animals to Smartphones

Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) August 21, 2012

Kapu Toys debut release, Kapu Forest, presents the wonders and discoveries of a northern forest to kids all over the world. In Kapu Forest, kids can explore nature and carry out mini-tasks with various different forest animals. From feeding berries to the hungry fox, to directing the lost mole home and helping the rabbit harvest its carrots, each mini-toy promotes fun play, use of cognitive skills and altruistic behavior. At the same time, the toy reconnects kids to nature by acting as an inspiration to continue the play in real nature.

Kapu Forest is also dedicated to bringing generations together with the style and characters everyone loves the original artwork is inspired by the 1950s children books and the works of the legendary illustrators such as Mr. Alain Gr


Auto Accident Results in Wrongful Death of Two Children in New York

New York (PRWEB) February 4, 2009

David Perecman, a prominent personal injury accident attorney in New York, brings to light the unfortunate circumstances as a result of an auto accident that left two children dead in Chinatown on the 22nd of January. The fact is, this accident may leave the children's parents to suffer without adequate restitution due to antiquated wrongful death laws in New York. The team of personal injury and vehicle accident lawyers from the Perecman Firm, are trying to fight the current laws that don't compensate the families of victims of wrongful death in New York except in certain circumstances.

According to the NY Times, an unoccupied van that had been left in reverse mounted a sidewalk and rammed into a group of preschool students in Chinatown killing two of the children and injuring at least 11 other people. 4 year old Hayley Ng of Chinatown passed away at the scene, while 3 year old, Diego Martinez lost his life at New York Downtown Hospital. This tragic accident left many people mourning instead of celebrating the Chinese New Year.

"New York's wrongful death laws only allow for compensation to the family for "pecuniary loss", that is financial loss. What this means is that since the children did not earn income or support anyone with that income there is no "pecuniary loss," said David Perecman, leading accident attorney in New York and founder of The Perecman Firm, PLLC. "Unfortunately, business interests and insurance companies have thwarted the efforts to change this law to date. I personally have met with legislators year after year and speak with them about the proposed change. No one ever will tell you they think the change is wrong, but somehow it never happens."

Until the laws in New York are changed, parents cannot sue for loss of love and affection, nor the pain and suffering they experience when their child is a victim of wrongful death. The New York State Trial Lawyers Association seeks legislation to remedy this situation.

About David Perecman and The Perecman Firm, PLLC:

For the past 25 years, the New York personal injury and auto accident attorneys at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have championed all types of cases for personal and construction injuries in New York State. The founder of The Perecman Firm, David Perecman, is also the current Secretary of the New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA) and a chair of its Labor Law (Construction Accident Law) Committee. Mr. Perecman's achievements, often in the construction accident field, have brought him recognition as an Honoree in the National Law Journal's 2008 Hall of Fame, in New York Magazine's 2007 and 2008 publication of "The Best Lawyers in America" and has earned him the votes by his peers as among the top 5% of lawyers in the New York region as published in both of the past two issues of The New York Times Magazine "New York Super Lawyers, Metro Edition."

He has recovered millions of dollars for his clients over the course of his career. Among his more recent victories, Mr. Perecman won a $ 15 million verdict* for an injured NYC construction worker who fractured his arm and injured his knee, a $ 5.35 million dollar verdict for a woman who seriously injured her heel in an automobile accident, and a $ 40 million dollar structured settlement for a baby born with brain damage as a result of medical malpractice. Mr. Perecman has spent much of his career advocating for injured victims' rights and addressing safety issues in the workplace. He has also spoken out on the need to update wrongful death laws to create fairness for the unfortunate death of infants, housewives and other low earners in a family. The New York City personal injury and vehicle accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm, PLLC have a depth of expertise and breadth of knowledge well recognized in NYC, while their record and reputation speaks for itself.

*later settled while on appeal for $ 7.940 million

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Animation Software for Children and Aspiring Artists – Scott Steinberg Speaks with NewsWatch

Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) April 23, 2012

Technology expert Scott Steinberg recently spoke with NewsWatch about some of the must-have technology products of 2012. One product that really caught his eye came from a company thats been in the professional world for quite some time now. The company is called Toon Boom Animation Inc., and although consumers might have never heard their name, theyve been behind the scenes with some of Americas top entertainment companies such as Disney, Warner Brothers, Cartoon Network, Fox and Dreamworks pictures.

Theyre digital content creation software and technology has been nominated twice for Oscars. With their entertainment industry knowledge, theyve been able to create a fun line of consumer-oriented animation products. They have a whole lineup of user-friendly applications for all ages, and all of it is based upon their years of professional animation technology.

The one application that really stood out to Scott was the Flip-Boom Doodle. It allows users to create fun, animated videos using Flip Booms drawing tools and easy-to-use templates. Flip Boom Doodle provides the tools for any child or novice artist to turn stationery images into fun and exciting animated clips. Consumers dont need to be a master artist or a technology guru, all the tools are right there for them, and there are a number of template pictures and images to help anyone create the perfect animation story in just a few minutes.

Whether an aspiring artist wants to create a video of sheep jumping over a bush, an animated Happy Birthday card, or just a fun video of an elephant and a mouse, it can all be done very easily with Flip Boom Doodle. This application is great for children who want to impress their friends, parents who want to send out a great birthday party invitation, or any aspiring artist who wants to have a little fun and unleash their creative side. Users can even upload and share their animations straight to facebook for all their friends to see. The app is priced at $ 29, but ToonBoom is currently running a promotion where they are giving away the app for free at

Hailed as a top voice for todays high-tech generation by dozens of publications from USA Today to Forbes and NPR, Scott Steinberg has covered the field for 400+ outlets from The New York Times to Entertainment Weekly and Wired. A frequent on-air technology analyst for major TV networks including ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC and CNN, Scotts also a bestselling author and creator of the The Modern Parents Guide and Business Expert's Guidebook series. More than one billion people have turned to his columns and reports for insight into all things high-tech. He is the CEO of TechSavvy Global.

NewsWatch is a weekly 30-minute consumer oriented television show that airs nationwide. NewsWatch regularly feature top celebrities, health tips, technology products, medical breakthroughs and entertainment news on the show. The show airs in 190 markets nationwide as well as all of the top 20 broadcast markets in the country. For more information, head to

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Children Around The World Use Math to Battle Dragons And Monsters in Hudriks Math for iPhone, iPad and Android.

Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) March 01, 2012

Fancygames has announced the release of a new educational game Hudriks Math that helps kids with learning numbers and basic mathematical operations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The aim of the game is to make learning fun and enjoyable for kids by turning it into a kind of adventure game with different worlds, enemies and bosses.

Hudriks Math is based on a story of a Viking family that was called to help to save the world from red dragons. On the way they must overcome challenges by giving the correct answers to mathematical questions. Tasks are given in ascending order of difficulty illustrating the basic principals of mathematical operations. Colourful graphics, visual effects, cartoon-like 3D animations and short video clips are very engaging, and make children want to spend more time playing the game, and motivate them to learn more.

Traditional educational games are often interesting at first, but with repetitive gameplay children can easily become bored, commented Dmitry Matyukhin, Founder of Fancygames. With Hudriks Math we wanted to produce an adventure games that captivates a child in its own right, and then added mathematical learning as a mechanism that allows children to progress within the game, ensuring they learn whilst they play.

Hudriks Math is now available worldwide on Apple's App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch at: and for Android devices on Android Market at:

For more information or media inquiries, contact Mark Johnson of appshout! on behalf of Fancygames Ltd at +1 408 757 0086 or press(at)myappshout(dot)com.

Alternatively contact Dmitry Matyukhin, Founder of Fancygames Ltd, directly at dmitry(at)fancygames(dot)net.

About Fancygames Ltd

Fancygames Ltd, an independent game studio based in London, United Kingdom, was formed in 2006 with the main objective of creating entertaining and creative mobile games.

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20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley Now Offers Sight for Children

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2012

According to the American Optometric Association (AOA), children should have their first thorough eye exam by six months of age, another by three years old, and again before entering kindergarten. Beyond that, regular eye exams through an eye doctor are recommended to keep any eye diseases or vision complications at bay.

Unfortunately, many children dont have access to routine exams due to the financial situations surrounding them. Since its so important to detect any vision disorders or eye diseases early, 20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley has introduced a program called Sight for Children, which provides free eye exams and glasses to children in need.

20/20 Optometry is one of the leading Bay Area vision care providers. It offers comprehensive eye exams, a wide selection of designer eyewear, custom contact lenses, and surgical procedures such as LASIK. And for those children in need ages 16 years and younger, 20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley offers a helping hand.

For every double pair of glasses purchased by a patient, $ 5 gets put in the pot of money used to pay for eye exams and glasses for children in need. Patients can enter children they know in the Sight for Children program by filling out a form at the 20/20 Optometry office. When the resources are available, every child mentioned receives the benefits of this program, and when resources are lacking, recipients are chosen based on level of need.

If you know children who can benefit from a program like this, stop by 20/20 Optometry and enter their information so they will have a chance, invites Dr. Jeanette Lee, Bay Area optometrist at 20/20 Optometry.

According to Dr. Lee, it can be very difficult to notice vision problems in children and infants without a complete eye exam, which, contrary to popular belief, is not what they receive in school or from a pediatrician.

Proper visual development is important for a childs learning, involvement in activities, and overall wellbeing. 20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley offers its Sight for Children program to ensure the possibility of precise vision care is available to all children, not just those who can afford it.

We want to give back to the children of tomorrow and want to continue to provide improved quality of life for those who do not have the resources to make their vision clearer, says Dr. Lee.

The Bay Area eye care specialists at 20/20 Optometry have helped many children in need with their Sight for Children program. One child in particular left a lasting impression on Dr. Jeanette Lee, because he was on the verge of losing his eyesight completely and desperately needed a pair of glasses to clearly see his wish of finally going to Disneyland come true.

His wish was to go to Disneyland before he went blind completely and our office helped make his wish come true, explains Dr. Lee. Sometimes just being a part of a child's life can give them a positive impact that they can remember forever.

The vision care experts at 20/20 Optometry make sure the children selected for the program have good experiences and they go home with the glasses they need.

For more information about the Sight for Children program or other services offered by 20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley, visit or become a fan on Facebook at 20/20 Optometry is located at 2555 North First Street in San Jose.

About 20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley

20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley is a Bay Area optometry office located in the central part of Silicon Valley. Since it opened in 2000, the office has continued to grow because it meets the needs of its patients and provides customer service as one of its strongest attributes. During an eye exam, 20/20 Optometrys eye doctors are trained to address the cause of patients eye-related problems, and not just the symptoms. The doctors can treat allergies, infections and various eye diseases. They design specialty computer eye glasses for computer users, successfully treat dry eyes and offer many solutions and treatments for visual symptoms. The eyewear stylists will then help clients easily find eyeglass frames that will fit each individuals personality and lifestyle. Contact lenses from 1-day disposables to custom contact lenses for irregular corneas are also available at the Bay Area optometry office.

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Clubhouse Jr. Magazine Features Jonas Children Helping in Familys Soap Business

Denver (PRWEB) March 27, 2012

Clubhouse Jr. Magazine, the monthly childrens publication, featured a major story about how the youngest of the 8 Jonas children pitch in at the familys Indiana goat farm to help build into a thriving company marketing all-natural goat milk soaps, lotions, lip balms, bath bombs and more.

The Jonas children work hard, get dirty and use good soap, said Clubhouse Jr. in a two-page spread with story and photos.

Clubhouse Jr. Magazine, designed for children 3 to 7, is a publication of Focus on the Family. The article, online at, takes young readers through a day in the lives of Hewitt, age 7, who often wraps sugar scrubs and soaps, Indigo, 5, who uses her reading skills to help with computer orders and Jade, 4, who pitches in by bagging bars of soap.

The 8 Jonas children, aged from 4 to 15, each have age-appropriate tasks on the farm where the family makes, packages and ships goat milk soap products.

Mom PJ, a former engineer, began making goat milk soap for her children. Then, as word-of-mouth spread about the excellence of her soaps, she founded a home-based business called Goat Milk Stuff. As the business grew, her husband Jim, a former science teacher, joined to head operations and today the family business markets product throughout the USA and around the world.

As a result of the success of Goat Milk Stuff, the family plans to move from its small 3-acre farm to a 33-acre site, where it will build a new home and production facility and provide plenty of room for the business to grow, the children to play and the goats to graze.

Indiana is proud the Jonas family is an example of the American dream coming true and this year is honoring Goat Milk Stuff as one of the states stellar growing businesses.

Media attention has focused on the Jonas family. In addition to the Clubhouse Jr. article, NBCs Today Show broadcast a lengthy story about how the Jonas family and Goat Milk Stuff, online at

Also, earlier this year Oprah Magazine published an interview with PJ Jonas discussing the success of Goat Milk Stuff and the wonderful qualities of the companys products in the Oprahs O Beautiful section, including photos of family and product at

Online at, the Charlestown, Indiana company and makes and markets all-natural Goat Milk Stuff products including goat milk soaps, lip balms, lotions, bath bombs, laundry products and more. For media, licensing and entertainment, contact Brian Dobson at or BD (at)

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