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Raleigh Criminal Lawyer Comments on Rumored Funding for Public Defense

Raleigh, North Carolina (PRWEB) October 18, 2013

Kurtz & Blum, PLLC founding partner Howard Kurtz, a Raleigh criminal lawyer, supports the rumored authorization of $ 2 million in additional funding for North Carolina's public defense system. Rumors of the increase surfaced following the budget talks recently held by state legislators.

The additional funds are supposed to be used for hiring additional public defenders across the state, in order to meet the demand for indigent defense services that has increased since the economic slowdown of 2008. According to the firm, this move by the legislators could mean that North Carolina is finally enacting measures that will make the state criminal justice system fulfill the requirements of the 6th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. They also compared the development to that being pursued in Idaho, where lawmakers are scrambling to adequately satisfy obligations for defendants.

Both Seth Blum and I are former public defenders, and so as a firm, we wholeheartedly support indigent defendants getting the representation that they deserve. Criminal defense is for everyone, Howard Kurtz, a founding partner with the firm said. He also stressed that having public defenders is a more cost-efficient way of providing representation. Unfortunately, the majority of the counties in North Carolina choose to appoint private counsels to aid indigent clients.

Private appointed counsel attorneys bill the State by the hour, whereas public defenders are salaried employees. The $ 2 million a good start, but North Carolina could do more to serve poor defendants, Kurtz added.

Led by lawyers Howard A. Kurtz and Seth A. Blum, the firm is composed of qualified North Carolina trial lawyers who provide comprehensive legal services. They aggressively defend the rights of their clients both inside and outside the courtroom while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards. Each is a trusted Raleigh criminal attorney who represents clients in cases that involve DWI and DUI, as well as misdemeanor, felony, and traffic violations. The firm also focuses on personal injury, workers' compensation, and family law.

Moreover, they employ tech-savvy lawyers who have a substantial knowledge and understanding of technological advancements that directly affect the legal industry. They also provide exceptional customer service by treating every client with respect and handling every case with vigilance. For more information, visit or call 919-832-7700.

About Kurtz & Blum, PLLC

The law firm provides quality legal services throughout Wake County and North Carolina. They hold an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and are members of various groups like the American Association for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Advocates for Justice, among others.


Stella Blu Clothing Signs Mannfolk Public Relations for Press Campaign

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) June 26, 2013

Mannfolk PR is pleased to announce signing Stella Blu Clothing, a trendy and environmentally friendly children's apparel brand designed and owned by fashion designer Erin Raymer. Based in Chicago, all products are printed using non-toxic ink on the softest quality fabrics which are made from a unique blend of recycled printing paper and sustainable bamboo/polyester fibers making Stella Blus clothing safe and comfortable for children.

Stella Blu offers children an eco-friendly and edgy fashion alternative. The unique T-shirts draws inspiration from the 70s, 80s, and rocker tattoo designs, giving a touch of attitude to every kid that wears Stella Blu.

Currently, Stella Blus T-shirts are available for purchase at boutiques in major cities across the nation, on a range of online stores, and at Fred Segal Melrose and Santa Monica. Sizes range from 3-6m to 12, and prices are at $ 25 retail and $ 12.50 wholesale. Erin is rolling out new additions to her line including rompers, track jackets, skirts and zip ups at ENK Childrens Club tradeshow in New York and the KID Show in Las Vegas this August.


Stella Blu Clothing Co. is a childrens apparel brand founded in 2007 by Chicago resident, Erin Raymer. Featuring graphic tees inspired by hippies, bikers and 80s designers, Stella Blu gives kids confidence and individuality through comfortable street-style clothing. All Stella Blu pieces are printed in the USA with non-toxic ink onto recycled and sustainable fabrics. Sizes range from 3-6m to 12 and retail from $ 25. Stella Blu can be found at boutiques in major cities across the nation, on a range of online stores, and at Fred Segal in Los Angeles, CA. The brand also has an online store at


A leading luxury lifestyle boutique pr agency, Mannfolk PR has been responsible for helping launch acclaimed international lifestyle, fashion, and cosmetic brands. Along with their strategic mix of product placements in all media platforms, Mannfolk PR also stages various special events including media lounges and fashion show production. As a full-service boutique PR agency specializing in personal hands-on dedication and dependable one-on-one service, each account receives individualized campaigns designed specifically to suit their individual PR and marketing needs.


Boffin Provides Easy Public Access to Desktop Screensavers

New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 26, 2013

Software review website, Boffin, revealed today the top desktop screensavers, users can download to have their own free desktop screensavers. The team of reviewers at Boffin thoroughly assessed copious websites and online databases before compiling their handpicked list of no-cost desktop screensavers.

A desktop screensaver will entertain, refresh, inspire, even make people happy. Screensavers have come a long way since the late nineties. One can today choose over a large variety of complex, artistic, and surreal screensavers to put on their computers. A great work timeout, screensavers can offer a much-needed brain break for anyone whos office-bound. Additionally, screensavers can even boost ones productivity and supercharge creativity.

Boffin, aware of how screensavers have so many advantages, published today its exclusive list of no-cost desktop screensavers users can find online. The short-listed downloadables were evaluated for factors such as entertainment, creativity, innovation, and uniqueness.

The editors at Boffin found particularly pleasing some travel-themed screensavers that allow computer users to travel around the world from the comfort of their home or office. These screensavers are available for downloading for $ 0.00 and lets users visually visit different cities and famous sights of the world.

For Lord of the Rings fanatics, Boffin suggests downloading a 3D screensaver that visually encapsulates the main challenges the Lord of the Rings team confronted. Carefully designed and with vivid colors, the screensaver gives Lord of the Rings fans yet another reason to keep rambling about the trilogy.

An ingenious take for a classic concept, the Handwritten Digital Clock is another Boffin-approved screensaver. The no-cost screensaver lets the user visually experience how time passes, by seeing numbers getting written and unwritten in front of their eyes.

Other available free screensavers the Boffin editors recommend are the RSSMore, Twingly, Hurricane and TwittEarth.

The Boffin editors revealed that this list is to be reevaluated soon. New screensaver resources will be assessed and possibly added to Boffins present list. This will ensure users have access to the most entertaining and high-quality no-cost screensavers, the Boffin editors pointed out.

Software Review Boffin reviews the latest technological products in demand on the market right now. They provide expert, honest and straightforward reviews so customers can objectively measure if a product, especially software is well worth it before making their purchase.

To learn more about Software Review Boffin, visit


Independent Movie Streaming Service Now Available from the Round Rock Public Library

Round Rock, Texas (PRWEB) August 22, 2013

The Round Rock Public Library is pleased to announce the availability of Indieflix, a premier streaming service of independent films.

Library cardholders have unlimited access to award-winning shorts, features, and documentaries from all over the world. Among the thousands of independent films available, film-festival hits are included, such as those from Sundance, Cannes, Tribeca, and more. Advanced search tools make browsing IndieFlix simple to use.

Movies can be viewed on any Internet-enabled computer, smartphone, or tablet with a Web browser, and are also available on Roku, xBox, and Apple TV via Apple devices. Recorded Books has partnered with Indieflix to provide this service to public libraries.

Round Rock Public Library cardholders may use this resource for free by visiting . Simply find Indieflix in the alphabetical listing to get started! Users of Zinio, the librarys digital magazine service, can use the same login information to access Indieflix.

About Recorded Books: Recorded Books, LLC, a Haights Cross Communications company, produces and distributes unabridged audiobooks and other audio products to public and university libraries and schools on CD, Playaway digital players and via a downloadable service. Recorded Books also distributes education and entertainment database services, educational lectures, and independent films on DVD. For more information, visit .

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Anthem Institute Student Kenneth Teores Photography Exhibit Featured at Monroe Township Public Library for National Autism Awareness Month

North Brunswick, New Jersey (PRWEB) May 03, 2013

Despite his complex learning disabilities and high-functioning autism, Teore is excelling in the Graphic Design and Animation program at Anthem Institutes North Brunswick campus. Teore is a gifted nature photographer and his education is helping him gain the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue his goals, which include working for National Geographic in film and photography.

Kenny sleeps, eats and drinks his program of studies, said his mother Joananne Teore. We are so grateful for Kennys incredible opportunity to attend Anthem, where not only does he have an excellent curriculum-based education, but also wonderful instructors who have enlightened him about reading social cues and enabled him to be successful by meeting his needs using assistive technology.

Through his exhibit, featuring a display of more than 20 photographs, Teores goal was to educate others about his experiences with autism, dyslexia and dysgraphia.

Kennys story is just one example of how we strive to work with each and every one of our students to help them succeed, said Maria Veglia, Executive Director at Anthem Institute in North Brunswick. We have full confidence that Kenny will successfully complete his program and look forward to helping him establish a fulfilling career.

Anthem Institutes Graphic Design and Animation diploma program gives students hands-on experience with Graphic Design Industry Standard applications. Students take courses in basic design, digital imaging and print, 3D modeling and 3D animation. They learn to use the same packages and tools as graphic design professionals, including 3D Studio Max and Adobe Master Collection Creative Suite and are introduced to standard markup/scripting languages such as HTML, PHP, CSS ActionScript and MySQL.

Taught by graphic design and web professionals, students can receive academic advising from professional education staff, which also arrange for tutoring services when needed and help organize study groups. Program graduates can compete for different kinds of entry-level positions in the graphic design field, including web designer or developer, flash animator, Photoshop specialist or multimedia designer or specialist.

Anthem Institute in North Brunswick is located at 651 US Route 1 South on the 1st floor. For more information about Anthem Education, please contact the campus locally at 855-331-7764.

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Spanish Language Alzheimers Dementia DVD with Teepa Snow to Aid Unrecognized Public Health Crisis in Spanish Communities

Sarasota, FL (PRWEB) April 27, 2013

In an effort to improve conditions for Spanish-speaking people suffering from dementia, Pines Education Institute of Southwest Florida has released a Spanish-language Alzheimers/dementia caregiving DVD, "El Arte de Cuidar," with nationally renowned dementia care expert Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA.

The Alzheimers Association estimates that 1.3 million Spanish-speaking people in the U.S. will be affected with some form of dementia by 2050. JoAnn Westbrook, Director of Education, explains, Dementia is a public health crisis that spans all ethnic groups, but Spanish populations often care for their loved ones at home much longer. There are very few tools to help those caregivers, so providing access to Teepas hands-on skills to the Spanish communities is a necessary step to improving lives through quality care.

In El Arte de Cuidar, Teepa Snow teaches effective techniques for daily hands-on caregiving tasks such as bathing, transfers and eating, which can help greatly reduce stress for caregivers and patients alike.

Snow has over 30 years of experience as an occupational therapist and caregiver of two family members with dementing illnesses. The combination of her formal training and been-there-done-that skills give Snow the credibility and experience to help caregivers with tried-and-true solutions. Her teaching style integrates facts about how dementia affects the brain and how it works, or doesnt work in the case of dementia. She is able to go in and out of character as a typical person with Alzheimers to demonstrate common issues and problems, and to help care providers learn new ways of thinking and managing their own behaviors for better results. Her training gives the audience a first-hand understanding and experience with the disease, and important knowledge to increase understanding between patient and caregiver.

Nuevo Advertising Group translated the script of the original DVD titled The Art of Caregiving from English to Spanish, provided the Spanish voiceover, and culturalized the graphics.

The DVDs are available for purchase at in the U.S. and neighboring countries, and in Europe through Amazon UK.


Online Dementia and Alzheimers Screening Test Now Available to the Public on

Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) May 29, 2013

The first interactive, clinician-verified cognitive test that identifies changes potentially associated with Alzheimers and other forms of dementia with 96 percent accuracy now is available to the public online at


Livewire Digital Powers Public Access SmartScreens Based on its eConcierge

YORK, PA (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

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Public Relations company, Graphic Evidence, arrange exclusive photoshoot for clients

London (PRWEB UK) 10 August 2012

Coopers Fly Repellent Plus stands alone as a market leader in easing the discomfort of horses and ponies during the summer months. Not only is Coopers Fly Repellent Plus easy to use and highly effective, it is the ONLY fly repellent that is specifically licensed for horses to UK standards to repel and kill flies and control infestations of the biting louse, Damalinia equi.

Due to its high quality, the product is endorsed by a number of prominent figures in equestrianism. Most notably, Katie Jerram, horse showing producer to Her Majesty the Queen, cares for and successfully competes nine of Her Majesty the Queens horses. In addition to these top show horses, Coopers Fly Repellent is also used by The Kings Troop and Royal Household Cavalry.

Katie Jerram is a leading show producer and international judge that uses Coopers Fly Repellent Plus, she agreed to be featured in a photoshoot organised by Graphic Evidence in order to demonstrate the correct use and effectiveness of the product. The resulting images clearly depict the top quality product as Katie applies the Coopers Fly Repellent Plus to her successful horse, Countryman. The series of images were accompanied by a one-off interview with Katie, who gave Graphic Evidence graphic designers and public relations company - an insight into what it takes to become such a high calibre figure in the world of equestrianism. Katies interview created a number of interview articles that are set to be distributed to the equestrian media.

For more information on Graphic Evidences PR and design services, including: product launches, social and digital marketing, media planning and buying , sponsorship and profile boosts; please visit

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Best Books About Small Business To Be Determined Through Public Vote by Owners and Entrepreneurs – Cash Awards Offered to Winners

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) September 05, 2012 announces a new online bookstore for entrepreneurs that saves time, guarantees high quality, and offers cash contributions to the award-winning authors and foundations that support small business.

The nominees for the September 2012 Book of the Month Award are:

The Lean Startup by Eric Ries
Platform by Michael Hyatt
Turning Pro by Steven Pressfield
How Will You Measure Your Life by Clayton Christensen
Great By Choice by Jim Collins
How to Win by Mark Cuban
The Information Diet by Clay Johnson

Visitors may vote for their favorite from among this collection at The winner of the Book of the Month Award will be announced on October 1, 2012, and will receive national promotion, a gold seal for their marketing, a direct e-mail sales campaign to thousands of small business owners, and a cash award.

I started this site just to catalog my personal library of some 350 business books, said entreBOOKS founder, David Shepherd. But visitors indicated they wanted morethey wanted a place where they could quickly find the most valuable books that those who understand their needs have found useful, and have vouched for through their votes.

Entrepreneurs are notoriously short of time. By incorporating objective nominations and votingby categorysmall business owners can count on entreBOOKS to quickly find great books that have been vetted by those who share their challenges.

Shepherd, who has spent the past twenty-five years teaching and practicing entrepreneurship, also added one more important concept, that of giving back.

As a lifetime entrepreneur," Shepherd said, I appreciate the authors who take years out of their lives to write great books that may help me to learn a new skill or experience a moment of inspiration. Most of them dont make a lot of money from writing, so I wanted to find a way that those of us who benefit from their efforts can also help reward them financially.

Accordingly, entreBOOKS has designated the majority of its net revenue on book sales (derived from participation in Amazons Associate program) to be given back to authors and foundations that support small businesses in the form of direct cash contributions. Both award-winning authors and selected foundations will also benefit from national publicity campaigns and exposure on the entreBOOKS Website.

The first foundation chosen by is Create Jobs for USA which was recently launched by Starbucks to help create jobs throughout the small business sector.

Small business owners are kindred spirits, Shepherd said. Were calling on them to bookmark and buy all of their business books through the site. It doesnt cost them any more, yet a part of their purchase will be rebated through us to great authors and great causes like Create Jobs for USA! Why wouldnt they want to give that back?

Authors, publishers, and foundations may seek inclusion on the Website by visiting and clicking on the Nominate tab at the top of the page. Then, they only have to complete and submit a simple form. Nominees must agree to aggressively participate in promotional campaigns as it is the collective traffic and ensuing sales that will generate significant awards and grants going forward.

About entreBOOKS and David Shepherd:

entreBOOKS is a division of entreINSPIRE, Inc., a Texas corporation founded and owned by David Shepherd. For over 30 years, David Shepherd has taught and practiced entrepreneurship while refining his new philosophy of business that has brought a unique can do attitude to small business owners nationwide.

Though he holds is MBA and served for over twenty-five years in various faculty positions at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, Shepherds approach to business success is as much about life as about business. As an instructor, David taught one of the largest courses in the nation in entrepreneurial finance and strategy. He was routinely rated among the most popular by the hundreds of undergraduate students in his classes. As an instructor of high-tech finance for the prestigious ICC Institute of the University of Texas at Austin, he was give the award for "Outstanding Contribution to Entrepreneurial Finance.

As an entrepreneur himself, David has started several successful businesses including technology and service firms, having raised millions of dollars along the way. Thousands of small business owners have attended one of Davids live 8 Steps workshops which have been held in virtually every major U.S. city. The book on which the workshop is based, Your Business or Your Life: 8 Steps For Getting All You Want Out of BOTH, has been a perennial seller for nearly a decade. David is widely regarded as one of the most inspirational speakers to the small business audience and has produced 17 conferences over the past nine years, each designed to share his radical philosophy with entrepreneurs throughout North America.

Reaching the give back phase of life, David has reached out to mentor thousands of aspiring small business owner through:

entreINSPIRES Daily messages of education, information, hope, and inspiration and a unique monthly Webinar for members only.
entreBOOKS A growing online library of the most useful books for small business owners and entrepreneurs as voted on by their peers.
entreWEBINARS Live Web events designed to take a unique look at traditional business practices and help small business owners to overcome barriers.

David lives in the Dallas area where he writes and runs as often as he can.

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