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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.


Todays Growing Need for Animators in the Gaming Industry Opens Up Many Job Opportunities for Animation Students

(PRWEB) June 21, 2013

In todays job market it can be difficult to find a position within the arts and design sector.

However, the current need for animators in the gaming industry is on the rise which provides many opportunities for those in an animation program. Centre for Arts and Technology's 2D and 3D Animation programs can help those looking to break into the animation world by teaching them the essential traits and skills required in the animation industry.

The gaming world is constantly changing from 2D pixelated animation to high definition graphics and 3D animation, its hard to believe that the gaming world started out with putting a quarter into an arcade machine.

Now, the animation and actual game play in the gaming world has become very complex. World of Warcraft, a RPG (role playing game), revolutionized the standards for animation in games as well as the difficulty of play. This game was one of the first that used an online system of play and had top of the line graphics never before seen in the gaming world. With the push from World of Warcraft, more games came into the world as online based and used high definition 3D animation. Many of these games include The Sims 3, Star Craft 2 and Cid Myers later Civilization games. Gaming has progressed so much that players go to international gaming competitions for specific games, such as Star Craft 2, and compete for 1st place to receive $ 50,000 in prize money.

The gaming industry is continuously getting larger and the need for animators in this industry is at an all-time high. In Canada especially, the gaming world is booming. Canada has come out with some of the most popular games of 2012 including, Mass Effects 3, Far Cry 3, Assassins Creed 3, and Sleeping Dogs. A major Canadian company producing games is Ubisoft Montreal, which creates the Assassins Creed franchise and the Far Cry series. With this need for more animation experts, the industry is calling for trained professionals to take on the daunting task, and where better to be trained than at an animation school.

Centre for Arts and Technology offers 2D Animation & Digital Art or 3D Animation for Game, Film & Visual Effects at our Kelowna, Fredericton and Halifax campuses.

With the gaming boom in Canada, now is the best time to take that next step into the future!

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Private Investigators London Comment on the Importance of Proper Regulation of Private Detectives through Licensing in Light of BBC News Report: Private Detectives to Need Licence

(PRWEB UK) 31 July 2013

According to the recent BBC News report dated 31 July 2013: Private detectives to need licence, operating as an unlicensed private detective will be illegal from autumn 2014. Home Office plans are to license all investigators through the Security Industry Authority after completing a training course and passing a criminality check. Home Secretary Theresa May said: "It is vital we have proper regulation of private investigators to ensure rigorous standards in this sector and the respect of individuals' rights to privacy.

The BBC News report goes on to say that anyone with a criminal record for data protection offences will not be granted a licence. These offences include unlawful interception of data, accessing data on computers without owners permission, bribery and blagging information from call centres. Under the new law all contractors will need to be licensed and the penalty for operating without a valid licence could be a custodial sentence of six months.

This long awaited move by the government to licence the private detective industry has been well received by Private Investigators London. The regulation of the industry is good news for the many legitimate private detective companies in the UK. Weeding out the rouge investigators that plague the industry is a positive and welcome step promoting trust and credibility in an industry that has received unpopular press coverage in recent years. Regulation is important as it keeps people safe from rouge investigators, gives rules and guidelines that investigators can follow to operate within the law and gives the industry credibility.

Spokesperson from Private Investigators London, Jamie Rower said:

The industry has been crying out for licensing and we at Private Investigators London are delighted by the news, in fact, we are already studying for the exam in the autumn.

Private Investigators London along with their sister company Private Detectives Manchester is a team of highly trained professional and discreet private investigators and detectives with over 35 years experience in the industry. Their understanding and approachable team of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigation


Georgia Tech Recognizes Need for Multilingual Communication with International Student Population

Atlanta, GA. (PRWEB) December 04, 2012

TrueLanguage, a leading provider of professional localization and translation services, today announced that Atlanta-based Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), one of the nations top research universities with more than 21,500 undergraduate and graduate students, has introduced Spanish and Chinese (simplified) admissions and application pages to its website. This change will help the university improve communication with its existing and prospective international students.

The web pages also can be accessed via a mobile web browser to accommodate rapidly increasing smart phone adoption and usage, particularly among younger generations.

In an effort to address the needs of its international student body and to recruit more foreign students, Georgia Tech recognized the need to provide critical admissions information to Chinese and Spanish speaking audiences in their own language for the first time, said Uli Dendy, CEO for TrueLanguage. This is the first step in taking Georgia Techs communications strategy with prospective students to a global level and we are excited to have played a role."

Each year, Georgia Tech receives a vast number of applications from countries across the globe. In 2012, 14 percent of the incoming freshman population was from outside of the U.S. Of these, more than 30 percent were Asian and nearly 8 percent Hispanic. To ease the application process for international students and make the university more attractive to potential students from other countries, it was important for Georgia Tech to invest in high-quality, professional translation in order to most effectively reach a truly global applicant population.

Partnering with TrueLanguage, Georgia Tech developed admissions pages in the two of the most widely spoken languages Chinese and Spanish. TrueLanguage managed the technical implementation and translation into both languages.

Based in Atlanta, TrueLanguage is a full-service professional localization company that provides cost-effective translation, interpretation and localization services based on each clients specific needs. TrueLanguage offers clients a strong combination of professional language experts, centralized project management and outstanding customer service to ensure accurate, compatible, reliable and authentic translation and interpretation in more than 60 languages worldwide. For more information on TrueLanguage and its worldwide localization services, visit or contact the firm at or 770-850-1205.


We need to make telehealth the norm

(PRWEB UK) 13 December 2012

For people to embrace telehealth, it must be so normal that nobody bats an eyelid at sending a health update (like vital signs) to the doctors from their lounge.

Dont get us wrong health secretary Jeremy Hunts plan to get 100,000 people using telehealth services in 2013 is a fantastic goal. And three million by 2017 is a great start.

Were fully behind it. But its just a start. Thats just three million out of 62 million people in the UK.

Telehealth works. Unfortunately, most people are reluctant to make that leap with their health, so we need plans like 3 Million Lives (3ML) to be the catalyst for this behavioural shift.

3MLs vision is to provide better care, centred on the patient, so we can catch problems early. To do that, telehealth must become normal. It needs to be as everyday as phoning your surgery for an appointment. As natural as having your blood pressure checked. As simple as using your tablet to Skype your doctor. It needs to be business as usual.

Theres nothing to fear

Weve helped the NHS and found that sending health information like vital signs, blood pressure and weight over the internet lets medical professionals focus on what matters (and saves them time visiting people for a routine check-up). And a Department of Health spokeswoman told us it saves them money in the long run too. There are operational costs of running the services, but when people can manage their own condition there are less hospital visits, the patient feels safer and the NHS saves money on the opposite side.

Well help with your technophobia

When it comes to connecting people to machines, or making every computer in the chain work exactly as it should we know what were talking about. Weve done it for hundreds of businesses.

Were writing a white paper to let you know how wed change the underlying processes, so telehealth can become normal. Well keep you updated with our progress.

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Social Media Startup Mirror Media Opens its Flatiron Offices Tomorrow to New York Entrepreneurs in Need of Workspace with Power and Broadband

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy has left millions of New Yorkers without power. To help keep the New York startup community productive and thriving, Mirror Media is opening its Flatiron offices tomorrow, October 31, 2012, to entrepreneurs in the New York area who need workspace with power and broadband access.

"As a startup founder and CEO, I understand how important it is to be productive. Each day is critical in the life of a startup. We have the available space to help New York entrepreneurs who may not have power in their homes or current workspaces. It's the least we can do to help out fellow entrepreneurs in the New York area." - Daniel Mattio, founder and CEO of Mirror.

Mirror offices are located at 28th and Broadway in the Flatiron District. Our offices are open from 7 AM ET until 9 PM ET. If you would like to work from Mirror offices, please contact us at info(at)mirror(dot)co. We will accommodate as many people as we can.


The ABC’s of Piping: 5 Basic Pipe Fittings You Need to Know When Drawing A Piping Plan

(PRWEB) October 23, 2012

With the age of CAD (Computer Aided Drafting), piping plans can be easily designed and drawn using pre-drawn piping symbols.

Today piping layouts are usually created using Piping Symbol Libraries. Alternatively other more advance piping programs are available that create these pipe fittings as needed using menu systems and dialogs. Many use the latest ANSI/AWWA or similar specifications so that they are drawn with accuracy.

Piping systems are typically used to transport fluids from one location to another. Pipe systems are used in various industries such as chemical, energy and food.

"In order to creating a piping layout, the CAD user will need a set of Piping Symbols drawn to manufacturers specifications" says Erik Zetterberg owner of SimpleCAD. "Using a good library or piping utility in combination with a good knowledge of what connections work best, the draftsperson can more easily design and draw the pipe system."

Here are the 6 basic pipe fittings you need to know while designing or drawing a pipe plan.

1- An elbow is a pipe fitting installed between two straight lengths of pipe that allow the pipe run to change in direction. A typical elbow usually is a 45 or 90 degrees but other angles include 11.25


Need Good-looking Checks? North Carolina Users Can Now DIY With EzCheckPersonal

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) August 05, 2012

Never order the expensive personalized checks again! With the new ezCheckPersonal PC check writer from, users can DIY easily in house. And the best of all, North Carolina users can get this check writer software and the blank computer check paper for free through the new online special offers.

The newly released version comes with several useful features:


Why You Need To Watch Out For The ‘United States Cyber Security’ Program

San Luis Obispo, CA (PRWEB) September 11, 2012

According to ComputersMD, an online computer repair company specialized in virus removal, the virus targets millions of internet users all over the world. The United States Cyber Security virus can easily infect a computer from any unsecure website on the web. Once it infects a computer, it uses the United States Cyber Law as cover for its malicious intentions. It locks a computer and uses the IP address and geolocation to alert that he/she has violated cyber law. It uses impeccable English to quote several clauses in the United States Criminal Code to support the crimes it accuses the internet user of committing. This is accompanied by a fake punishment statement which threatens the user of a jail term, unless a fine is paid.

The virus alerts the user that he/she is guilty of the following crimes and should pay a fine to unlock the computer or risk a jail term:

Violation of the Copyright and Rights law, which attracts a fine of $ 200-$ 500 or a jail

term of 2-8 years.

Watching, distributing or downloading illegal pornographic content (Child, zoofila, etc),

of which the user may face a jail term of 2-12 years.

Neglectful use of the computer, which may have been caused by an illegal access

prompted by a malware. This attracts a fine of up to $ 100,000 or a jail term of 4-9


The virus also issues a fake threat that a criminal case may be initiated against the user unless a fine of $ 200 is paid via Moneypak within 24 hours. This allegedly unlocks the computer within 48 hours and the case is dropped. However, as established by the ComputersMD, the Department of Defense functions differently. If anyone is suspected of cyber crime, he or she will be contacted directly without a prior request to pay any fine.

The only way to unlock an infected computer is to permanently remove the virus. There are four main ways to effectually do this. One of them is the use of Antivirus or Antimalware software. The software has to be transcendently strong and up to date to be able to effectively remove the virus. If this is not effective a user could manually kill the virus process and remove all the related directory files and accompanying registry entries. Another malware removal method is troubleshooting the infected computer after booting via Safe Mode with Networking. Finally, one could also remove the virus by estoring the entire system to a date and time prior to the infection. Due to the complexity of the removal process, infected computer users are highly recommended to consult ComputersMD for fast and effectual removal of the United States Cyber Security virus.

ComputersMD is a computer services company which has the relevant expertise to effectively remove any type of virus and restore a computer to its prior state before the infection. Apart from that, the company also provides technical support in setting up and managing system security and wireless networks; technical problem solving and computer speed boosting.

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Cityteam Chester’s Annual Backpack Program for 2,000 Kids In Need

Chester, PA (PRWEB) August 24, 2012

Cityteam Chesters Annual Backpack Program For 2,000 Kids In Need

The Back to School Backpack program is Back Again!

Cityteam International, a non-profit organization serving low-income families and the homeless throughout the greater Delaware Valley is proud to continue its annual Cityteam backpack program, giving all the necessary school supplies for local kids in need.


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