Posts Tagged ‘Challenge’
Anticipation Builds for Alzheimer?s Foundation of America?s 2nd Annual National Brain Game Challenge
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
The countdown to the showdown among the nation?s most avid crossword fans is on as the Alzheimer?s Foundation of America?s (AFA) 2nd annual National Brain Game Challenge gets ready to kick off on September 30 at 3 p.m. (ET). Contestants will be racing the clock to correctly solve a one-of-a-kind crossword crafted by puzzle king Merl Reagle?and to win $ 7,000 in total prizes.
Reagle, whose popular Sunday crossword puzzle is syndicated in 45 newspapers, including the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times, has teamed up with AFA for the second straight year to craft the online game of skill as a means of supporting AFA?s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of Alzheimer?s disease and lifestyle choices that promote brain health.
This time, his interest in the cause is even more personal: Just this year, his mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer?s disease. Reagle first got involved after he and his wife, Marie Haley, of Tampa, FL, were caregivers for ?1,000 days? for Haley?s mother, who had a similar diagnosis.
?The National Brain Game Challenge is the perfect way for me to give back and let the public know about the importance of brain health and, in the process, raise awareness of a disease that has personally affected me not once, but twice,? said Reagle, who co-starred in the hit documentary ?Wordplay? and has been a character, playing himself, on ?The Simpsons.?
The contest is open to all individuals 18 and older and is divided into two player categories: ?professionals? and ?the public.? Registration requires a $ 25 entry fee and is currently open at http://www.alzfdn.org/challenge. Proceeds from the registration fees will support AFA?s mission to provide optimal care to individuals with Alzheimer?s disease and their families through its programs and services nationwide.
?Reagle understands the plight of millions of Alzheimer?s caregivers across the nation today and is using his wordplay gift to challenge and strengthen our minds, and remind us about choices we can make to lead healthier lifestyles and age successfully,? said Eric J. Hall, AFA?s president and CEO.
Research suggests that regularly engaging in activities that stimulate the brain such as doing crossword puzzles, playing chess or reading may help improve memory and enhance motor skills, and may reduce the risk of Alzheimer?s disease, a progressive brain disorder that results in loss of memory, thinking and language skills, and behavioral changes.
Up for grabs is a grand prize of $ 2,500 in each category, based on speed and accuracy. The ?pros? are people who have ever won $ 200 or more in one or more crossword puzzle tournaments or have earned $ 200 or more creating crosswords for professional venues, such as newspapers. The ?public? are those who have received less than $ 200 in lifetime crossword-related cash winnings or from creating crosswords for professional venues.
Participants will have online access to the puzzle on September 30 at 3 p.m. (ET) on a players-only Web page, and will have 24 hours to electronically submit their solutions to AFA. Other prizes will also be awarded in both categories. AFA will announce the winners on October 3.
Currently, as many as 5.1 million Americas have been diagnosed with Alzheimer?s disease. With advanced age the biggest risk factor, its incidence is rising in line with the nation?s aging population.
The Alzheimer?s Foundation of America, based in New York, is a national nonprofit organization that unites more than 1,600 member organizations nationwide with the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals confronting dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include counseling and referrals by licensed social workers via a toll-free hot line, e-mail, Skype, and live chat; educational materials; a free quarterly magazine for caregivers; and professional training. For more information about AFA, call toll-free 866-232-8484 or visit http://www.alzfdn.org.
Brooklyn, New York (PRWEB) September 26, 2012
City Federation today re-launched their Kickstarter Campaign (link) to get the game out of Beta release and completed within 2 months. The game boasts killer graphics for buildings and cities that are not seen in any other social city building game currently on Facebook.
Beta testers have been calling City Federation the ‘Anti-Ville Pill’ all over the game and message boards. Players and testers were impressed with the game graphics compared to larger competitors with social games currently on Facebook such as Zynga and EA Games. City Federation looks to make a splash in the coming weeks using their more realistic graphics up against the competition.
Michael Lodispoto and some of the staff and designers will be on hand at the Dumbo Arts Festival taking place this weekend located at the Brooklyn Bridge Park and surrounding neighborhood called D.U.M.B.O. (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) Brooklyn.
“We’ve got a great game that we’ve nearly finished after 16 months of obsessive gamer input coupled with the best designers and programmers available,” said Mr. Lodispoto.
“With the support of a loyal community of Kickstarter members, our new K Council will be a revolution in social gaming. City Federation will be the first of its kind to be run, guided and expanded by the first players to come into the game over the next 30 days via Kickstarter (link) . We are going to give all who contribute to our campaign direct voting on future features, total input with designers and staff” Mr. Lodispoto added.
City Federation is currently playable on the website cityfederation.com as well as on Facebook.
City Federation Inc. is a 16 month old gaming company created in Brooklyn N.Y. 16 months ago. The company was founded with the intent on creating realistic looking graphics and social interaction in gaming. While at the same time rejecting the cartoon game format that currently dominates on the internet. The City Federation city building war and strategy game has community activism, war, blackmail, empire building and trivia and is the first offering by City Federation Inc. A second game which has a space colony theme is in production and is to be completed within 6 months.
Zynga and EA Games are trademarks of their respective companies and no implied ownership is made. References to these companies are made to show the dominant gaming companies in social gaming
Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 24, 2012
They say doing good is its own reward, but sometimes it?s nice to get a little something extra for your passion and activism. Today the United Nations Foundation launched its largest and most ambitious digital initiative to date: the Global Good Challenge, which rewards participants with unique prizes for ?donating their voices? by taking action and engaging their online networks to support the United Nations? work to address some of the world?s toughest challenges. Some of the prize highlights include VIP backstage passes for a Lady Gaga concert, MTV Video Music Awards tickets, and a visit to the set of ?The Celebrity Apprentice? for a meeting with Ivanka and Donald Trump.
?The Global Good Challenge is a new way for people to use technology and social media for social good. With the click of a button each person can be a digital champion for the world and help support the life-saving and life-changing work of the United Nations,? said Elizabeth Gore, Vice President for Partnerships at the UN Foundation. ?By mobilizing a large, united, and energized community of people and partners, we can take our efforts to solve global challenges to a whole new level.?
The UN Foundation, a pioneer in building partnerships, growing constituencies, and mobilizing resources, has brought together a unique group of new leaders and influencers spanning the digital ecosystem for this effort.
?Today?s global challenges are unprecedented, and so is the opportunity to address them; through social media and mobile usage, we?re more connected to people around the world than ever before,? said veteran entrepreneur Zaw Thet, a member of the UN Foundation?s Global Entrepreneurs Council and a key force behind the Global Good Challenge through his nonprofit collective, Palindrome Advisors. ?By using technology and bringing together new platforms to create a modern type of philanthropy, we are fostering positive change.?
Now through mid-November, global citizens can sign up for the Global Good Challenge in one click on http://www.unf.org/good or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/unitednationsfoundation. Individuals will raise awareness and take action to help the United Nations prevent malaria with Nothing But Nets, empower girls with Girl Up, and protect children from preventable diseases with Shot@Life. Participants in the Global Good Challenge will earn the ability to enter prize raffles by taking actions such as watching videos, taking quizzes, voting on opinion questions, and sharing educational and inspirational posts on Facebook and Twitter.
As a Champion for the UN Foundation?s Girl Up campaign, since it was founded two years ago, Ivanka Trump understands how the Foundation engages people to help build a better world. That involvement has led to her to donate a prize for the Global Good Challenge ? a VIP visit to a taping of ?The Celebrity Apprentice.?
?The UN Foundation?s tireless commitment to tackling the big issues ? including global health, peace and security, women’s empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.-UN relations ? motivated me to be part of the Foundation?s latest project,? said Ivanka Trump, Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at The Trump Organization, and Girl Up Champion. ?I view these opportunities through many lenses ? as a business woman, an entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a mother. The Global Good Challenge draws the best from each of these arenas, and it?s an honor to lend my whole-hearted support to this new initiative to create a dynamic digital platform to reward individuals for donating their voices.?
The Global Good Challenge is powered by plyfe, an innovative social amplification and rewards platform. By sharing their support for key global issues on social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, participants will show their friends that they are engaged global citizens, as well as having the opportunity to win dozens of fabulous prizes.
The UN Foundation has brought together some of the brightest entrepreneurs under 40 through the Global Entrepreneurs Council to take the Foundation ? and its campaigns, partnerships, and programs ? to the next level of innovation and impact. Council members represent various industries, including corporate, creative community, and media, and have a proven track record of entrepreneurship, philanthropy, and advocacy on global issues.
Always breaking new ground, this Council has created multiple new platforms for the Foundation to leverage in support of the UN, including the largest out-of-home advertising campaign of its kind, a new mobile application and SMS platform, and access to new networks in the entertainment, technology and finance sectors.
Tweet this: @UNFoundation launches the #GlobalGood Challenge. Donate your voice for a better future while playing for amazing prizes @UNFGGC
About the United Nations Foundation:
The United Nations Foundation builds public-private partnerships to address the world?s most pressing problems, and broadens support for the United Nations through advocacy and public outreach. Through innovative campaigns and initiatives, the Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The Foundation was created in 1998 as a U.S. public charity by entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner and now is supported by global corporations, foundations, governments, and individuals. For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.
Founded in 2011, plyfe (http://www.plyfe.me) is a social amplification platform that incentivizes users with rewards for actions that add value in a digital community. Plyfe gives any consumer the ability to be rewarded for their digital, social, mobile and real-world activities (through plyfe.me or on partners? properties), by completing digital activities and competing in games to earn points that can be redeemed for real prizes and products. Plyfe?s mission is to make your digital life more social, rewarding and fun; and is considered the Robin Hood of social media. Plyfe?s primary headquarters are in New York City, with additional offices in San Francisco. Come play life with plyfe.me!
Media contacts:Lori Puccinelli Stern (lori (at) glodownead (dot) com) or Colleen Gallagher (colleen (at) glodownead (dot) com) at Glodow Nead Communications, 415.394.6500
Caleb Tiller (ctiller (at) unfoundation (dot) org) at the United Nations Foundation, 202.297.9284
Exciting New “uOutdo” Online Photo Challenge Game Rewards Players and Corporate Sponsors but is 100% Free to Play
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 12, 2012
A fantastic new photo challenge game, uOutdo, has just announced its highly anticipated launch. uOutdo is the first game that encourages players to show off their photo skills and creative talents while rewarding them for doing so. Players upload their personal photos or favorite photos from around the Web and then compete against other uOutdo players for valuable credits and lucrative prizes. Anyone can join the fun and uOutdo is 100% free to play.
One of the most compelling reasons to join in the interactive fun at uOutdo is to compete against other players in the site’s popular “Featured Challenges.” Each of these is sponsored by a participating company that contributes great real prizes. So winners can convert their free uOutdo experience into actual monetary value while snagging some awesome promotional rewards. That makes uOutdo a powerful marketing and branding tool for companies wanting to leverage social media and attract a larger and more enthusiastic target audience. A recent challenge sponsored by a software company, for example, rewarded the winners with Amazon.com gift cards worth $ 25, $ 50, and $ 100.
Facebook and Twitter accounts can also be seamlessly integrated into the uOutdo system. Doing so enables players to generate more votes and higher rating by promoting their own photos to friends and family members.
Playing uOutdo is simple and anyone can play. As Christopher Bouzy, a spokesperson for uOutdo, explains “Some users say that the site is like Instagram meets Hot or Not, but we also designed the site to feel similar to Facebook in terms of its ease of use and intuitive navigation.”
Players join challenges already in progress by simply uploading a favorite photo. Or they can create their own challenges based on various topics in a number of cool categories. The challenges are exiting and diverse, too, and include everything from nature photos to humorous pics or snapshots of favorite automobiles, fashion items, or pop stars.
Each time a photo is rated, the person who posted it receives credits. So if someone gives a photo five stars, for instance, the player gets five credits. Plus it is possible to rack-up lots of extra credits by engaging in other activities around the uOutdo website. Once the competition ends the top three participants who generated the highest ratings for that challenge win and walk away with the corresponding credits or prizes. Credits are a virtual currency redeemable on the site to create and participate in challenges or to send other players Emoticons.
So whether you are a shutterbug, gamer, or just want an entertaining way to socialize while competing for amazing prizes, check out the groundbreaking service uOutdo. Meanwhile uOutdo may be the perfect solution for any business seeking an effective but affordable marketing tool to make their brand go totally viral.
(PRWEB) February 13, 2004
Billionaire philanthropist George Soros has said that his main goal right now is to get President George W. Bush out of office in 2004. In numerous public statements he is still willing to gamble his entire fortune if someone can guarantee the defeat of George Bush.
Comes now Gabor Sandor Acs, pronounced, Acts or Axe, depending on which side of his personality you get on, who is putting forward a guarantee that Bush will lose the 2004 elections.
He is offering to put up $ 7 Billion of his own privately held paper holdings to honor a wager with Soros. If Bush loses, Acs will accept Soros fortune through the Free and Clear Foundations of America and work closely with the Open Society Fund to crack open the heads of the corrupt political machines in the United States. According to Acs, Soros really has nothing to lose if he connects and makes the wager.
The United States is faced with waning international economic power due to the continuing collapse of the dollar, and the Bush administrations arrogant military superiority is the United States only tool for world domination, said Acs. Its the wrong hammer and the nail is already bent in this administrations coffin.
The expense of this military control is unsustainable while one of the biggest dirty secrets of today’s legal but unethical military industrial financial media complex is that the rest of the globe could topple the United States from its hegemonic status whenever they so choose with a concerted abandonment of the dollar standard, says Acs.
This is America’s preeminent, inescapable Achilles Heel and Bush is wearing it on his sleeves. American power is now perceived globally as a greater liability than the dangers of toppling the international order, and the U.S. systems of control are going to be gradually eliminated and collapsed.
Not only has the Bush Administration been acting against world opinion as in Iraq a developing international consensus is already branding the United States as a rogue nation and they are voting with their money, not bullets and bombs, concluded Acs.
Soros, whose major contributions to organizations trying to defeat U.S. President George W. Bush in the 2004 election, has been drawing media attention from around the world, including a recent interview on CNBC in New York.
Acs, the Founder of such organizations as the Free and Clear Foundations of America, the International Bank Activities Reform Commission, The Free and Clear Policy Institute, the Penny Appreciation Fund, Editor and Publisher of the Free and Clear Intelligence Review, has structured a $ 7 billion wager and wants to present it to Soros personally on Long Island, New York where Soros makes his home.
Soros says I’m still willing to put my money where my mouth is.”
“It’s the central focus of my life,” Soros said in an interview published in the Washington Post back in November of 2003, a day after he gave five million dollars to MoveOn.org, a group dedicated to combating the US president’s policies.
Soros, who has donated more modest sums to Democratic candidates in the past, had already given $ 10 million dollars this past August to “America Coming Together,” or ACT, a group which says it aims to mobilize voters to “defeat George W. Bush and elect progressive candidates all across America.”
“America, under Bush, is a danger to the world,” the 74-year-old Soros declared, adding that Bush is “leading the US and the world toward a vicious circle of escalating violence.” Therefore, he said, the 2004 presidential vote is “a matter of life and death.”
Soros, worth an estimated seven billion dollars, said Bush’s words recall the type of rhetoric used when he was growing up in German-occupied Hungary.
“When I hear Bush say, ‘You’re either with us or against us,’ it reminds me of the Germans,” he said. Right Wing groups have misinterpreted these statements and have tried to counter position themselves by branding Soros as an outspoken opinionated gadfly.
George Soros, one of the world’s richest men, has given away nearly $ 5 billion to promote democracy in the former Soviet bloc, Africa and Asia. Now he is being challenged to put up another $ 7 billion and possibly become a trillionaire in the process. It all depends on how and when you cover your shorts, said Acs.
The defeat of President Bush will be on his epitaph according to fellow Hungarian born financier Acs, whose name literally means Carpenter, and whose own private fortune caused a national penny shortage in 1999 through his repeated actions of buying them from homeless people for a nickel each as a method of education on the Alchemy of Finance, a book written by Soros which Acs recommends everyone read and understand fully.
Like the first Bush who was burned at the voting booths after his own use of military force to get his point across, the second Bush has already stepped into his fathers shoes, and the public is yet to know the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help him God, said Acs.
Acs is now willing to guarantee Bushs political demise with his own talent and fortune which he created out of thin air much like the United States did when it added a trillion dollars to the national debt during this administrations global domination policies.
Volunteers for the Free and Clear Society International, an offshoot of the Foundations, have been hammering the Soros.org web sites with emails to have Soros contact Mr. Acs so the bet can be formally placed and history made, according to sources familiar with Acs who some have called a Magical Magyar Money Man.
Soros, 74, has now become the major financial player pledging to plow through and purge the phony pillars of power politics. He has elicited cries of foul play from the right and center. And with a tight nod, he has pledged: “If necessary, I would give more money.”
He has been short the US dollar for the past six months and appears to be in a position to become the worlds first trillionaire if he parlays what he knows of public perception into the Super Alchemy of Global Finance, said Acs.
Acs who fled communist Hungary at the compassionate hands of his parents in 1956, was raised in Canada and has lived in the US since 1967. He has also formed a Magyar International Trust, pledging millions of his personal holdings to every living blue blooded Hungarian in the world to carry on the bloodline in a richer vein, for a race of people who have had one of the lowest birth rates in the world for the past fifty years.
If Hitler hadnt wiped out over a million Hungarian Jews, the world population of Hungarians would be closer to 40 million instead of its current estimate of 20 million worldwide, said Acs.
I think that as soon as you dig into this SEC thing further you will see that 100 million American investors are going to go to the polls and realize that Bush and Harken were only the tip of the iceberg in the domestic markets that began their financial meltdown just before Bush took office in 2000.
Acs cant vote in the US, he portrays himself as an impartial observer and has never participated in any election. In fact he will tell you he abhors both politics and religion and has dedicated most of his life to separating the two from the subject of economics, yet he has invented one of the strongest definitions of God ever put into words. Acs has never contributed financially to any political groups. He refuses to become a U.S. citizen like Soros. Im a citizen of the world, a human being, says Acs.
Its the old combination of Machiavellian strategy combined with Hegelian philosophy, says Acs, you conquer and divide by creating lies between two potential political opponents, (Iraq and Iran) then you deliberately create, or negligently allow, (911) certain things to happen which you have been forewarned about, and then you step in with the solution. On the surface you look like a political hero and that is what you want the world to believe. But when the truth is revealed, you have dug your own political grave.
The war on drugs failed, the war on poverty failed, and the war on terrorism is failing. What you resist you get. That is the essence of the Bush administration, added Acs.
Soros has said he had been waking at 3 a.m., his thoughts shaking him “like an alarm clock.” Sitting in his robe, he wrote his ideas down, longhand, on a stack of pads. Public Affairs published them as a book, “The Bubble of American Supremacy” just released. In it, he argues for a collective approach to security, increased foreign aid and “preventive action.”
Ive read every book George has ever written but now I have to play catch up, said Acs, and although I couldnt get into Karl Popper too much, Alfred Korzybski and his Science and Sanity more than made up for what I lacked on Popper. Soros did a good job in teaching me, and I am a testament to his solid training.
The infinite infinitor of infinities has blessed us both with the talent, ability and foreknowledge to understand the interwoven mechanics of the social domains and the currencies of international trade. Nothing short of personal absolute certainty has led us to this point in our lives. We have very little to lose by entering into this wager and the societies around the world have much more to gain by our mutual certainties.
I know in my heart that George is open to learning what his words have wrought in this world, and ultimately, George has been looking for a wiser man than he to succeed him in his effort to open up the world to greater freedom and democracy. I am his best apprentice, said Acs.
“It would be too immodest for a private person to set himself up against the president,” Soros has said. “But it is, in fact the Soros Doctrine.”
Acs on the other hand has been watch dogging the Bush family for the past fifteen years, even before the first Bush was elected and burned, he was following the money flows into the Carlyle Group and various defense contractors, dogging his fathers trail with an army of volunteers who have given him enough information to make him the most dangerous man alive to the Bush family.
But he doesnt fear them. His is an uncanny ability to ferret out the truth and bring about justice, and he acknowledges the source of his wisdom openly. When you are one with the infinite infinitor of infinities, nothing can strike you down, even death. And when the sun rises in the East, while the West lays itself down to sleep, one can still short the Yen and the Pound before everyone else wakes up! It just depends on the Alchemy.
An aide said Soros welcomes the scrutiny. Soros has become as rich as he has, the aide said, because he has a preternatural instinct for a good deal. Acs has put the best of all possible deals on the table.
Even if Soros loses the bet, and gives his entire fortune to the Free and Clear Foundations, because he is Hungarian, he will still live very comfortably under the auspices of the Magyar International Trust.
In another interview, when asked whether he would trade his $ 7 billion fortune to unseat Bush, Soros opened his mouth. Then he closed it. The proposal hung in the air: Would he become poor to beat Bush?
He said, “If someone guaranteed it.” And Acs has acted to do just that. And he wont be the poorer for it by having accepted the wager. Its got to be the greatest publicity stunt the world has ever experienced, said one journalist who declined to be identified for this story.
Technology Students from South Florida Colleges and Universities to Face Off in Live Game Show Competition Called The Tech Factor Challenge
Margate, FL (PRWEB) June 12, 2012
Students from a variety of South Florida colleges and universities will face off on June 19 at 6:00 p.m. to determine which school produces the most knowledgeable IT experts. A live game show dubbed The Tech Factor Challenge will award $ 1,000 in cash to the top college team. The event will take place before an audience at the state-of-the-art technology campus of Saveology at 5259 Coconut Creek Parkway in Margate. A fast growing division of Saveology, MyTechHelp provides live 24/7 tech support for individuals and businesses.
Local colleges and universities who will field teams for the inaugural event include Atlantic Technical Center, ITT Tech, Keiser University, Florida Atlantic University, Florida International University and Nova Southeastern University. The colleges are encouraged to invite students to support their respective teams and to show school spirit.
The general public and the media are invited to attend the event, which is completely free and will feature a number of door prizes. At least 10 people in attendance will be randomly selected to receive year-long memberships to MyTechHelp, each valued at $ 120.00. Food and drinks will be available at deep discounts from Peroni?s Joint, a casual pizzeria and Italian grill which just opened several doors down in the Saveology Plaza and is owned by the Company.
?MyTechHelp was created to provide our customers with around the clock repair services for every electronic device they may own,? said MyTechHelp and Saveology CEO Benzion Aboud. ?We hope to attract a high-energy audience from the schools themselves, Margate and the surrounding cities and are excited to invite them into our home. Our vision is for the Saveology Plaza to serve as a catalyst for renewed growth, and the opening of Peroni?s Joint is another way that we hope to create some forward momentum and a gathering place for the Margate community.?
During The Tech Factor Challenge, a panel of expert judges will put a series of increasingly difficult questions to the college teams. During the final round, each group will be asked to solve a complex problem, giving them the chance to demonstrate their computer abilities.
?The Tech Factor Challenge is a great opportunity for us to evaluate the technical skills of young people coming out of local schools,? said Meredith Jimenez, who serves as head of corporate development for MyTechHelp and Saveology. ?We expect to hire dozens of MyTechHelp team members in the coming months, and are always on the lookout for talented individuals with deep IT knowledge and experience.?
In recent weeks MyTechHelp and Saveology have each held job fairs that have led to the hiring of dozens of new employees. The two companies expect to add a combined total of 700 new jobs over the next three years.
MyTechHelp?s technology experts help repair and optimize electronic devices ranging from computers (Macs and PCs) to home networks, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles, digital cameras, televisions and more. Comfortable working with all types of products, operating systems and software, including Apple?, Microsoft ?, and others, MyTechHelp?s staff resolves an impressive 96 percent of customer problems in just minutes.
MyTechHelp is a national leader in providing technical support across various product brands and technology devices for individuals and small businesses. The rapidly expanding Company is headquartered in the United States and utilizes a team of highly skilled, American tech support agents who are available to provide live assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether customers opt for a low-cost monthly subscription or one-time Instant Support, My Tech Help provides immediate and specialized remote assistance which resolves over 96 % of problems within minutes. The expert support team at MyTechHelp is prepared to repair or optimize any electronic product a person may have in his/her home. Learn more at http://www.mytechhelp.com.
(PRWEB UK) 1 June 2012
Premier League clubs? combined revenue reached a record
Gilbert, AZ (PRWEB) February 01, 2012
Covering some of the same torturous King of the Hammers (KOH) race course as unlimited Ultra4 racers, the inaugural Every Mans Challenge race runs 100 miles across immense, unforgiving rocks and vast wide-open desert. Unlike KOH Ultra4 racers, Every Mans Challenge rules limit modifications to keep costs in check. This means entrants running a Jeep Wrangler TJ, YJ, or Cherokee XJ, are limited to the type of four- or six-cylinder engine originally sold in the vehicle.
Team NAXJA (North American XJ Association), part of Petty Cash Racing, is ready for the challenge. One of their first steps was to strengthen weak areas of the stock 1989 Cherokee XJ. This is why they contacted Brown Dog Offroad.
“For years, we’ve been saying that if King of the Hammers ever had a race for full body rigs and 35″ tires, we’d have no excuse not to win it. When Ultra4 announced just such a class for the 2012 event, they called our bluff,? explains Matt Adair, Owner, Manager, and Driver, Petty Cash Racing. ?The Cherokee is an inherently ideal vehicle for the new class, but only once suitably beefed up to handle the grueling Johnson Valley trails. This is why, very early on in the planning stages, we contacted Brown Dog. The quality and durability of their motor mounts is unmatched and we are very pleased not to have to worry about our engine falling out during the race.”
Racing in the King of the Hammers (KOH) at Johnson Valley, California, is not new for Team Petty Cash. Most team members have participated for years. Several were with Team NAXJA in 2008 and 2009. In recent years Team NAXJA was dwarfed by Ultra4 Unlimited rigs, which are built on custom chassis, with high-powered swapped in engines, and custom-built drivelines. Custom-built race rigs do not have much in common with family Cherokees and Wranglers modified to handle weekend off-road adventures.
?We are not making special parts for the racers. Brown Dog Offroad is about the average guy being able to install parts on his Jeep that survive the rigors of offroading without breaking in the middle of nowhere. Our service is geared toward a guy turning the wrenches himself. To support him, we?re available to answer any questions in real time. This concept addresses race team needs as well…durable parts, and technical assistance at their finger tips. What?s really neat is that our parts used by race teams are the very same parts the weekend off-roader uses,? explains Tim Shideler, Chief of Engineering and Production, Brown Dog Offroad.
The extreme conditions of the Every Mans Challenge race invoke radical stress on the entire vehicle. Many Jeep Cherokees and Wranglers powered by the in-line six-cylinder 4.0L or 4.2L engine are stroked to 4.6L or 4.7L. This increased torque, combined with added stress from an extreme race course, puts unimaginable forces on every part attached to the engine. Any weakness will be exposed.
Unfortunately the original engine mount system uses three bolts to hold the mounting bracket to the engine. Under stress, the bolts can shear or tear the thread bosses off of the block. To solve this, Brown Dog Offroad developed the Super Engine Mount Kit system, with engine block brackets that utilize up to eight bolts and extreme duty motor mounts. The kit does not require the installer to make any modifications. The bracket bolts in to existing engine thread bosses and the motor mounts bolt to the frame.
The Brown Dog Offroad Super Kit installed on the Team NAXJA 1989 Jeep Cherokee XJ is identical to the kits often installed in Cherokees built for weekend trails explored by families across America. The wear and tear encountered in this one-day race would ordinarily take months or years for weekend off-road warriors to achieve.
“NAXJA is proud to support our members in a racing endeavor such as the King of the Hammers Every Man Challenge. Team NAXJA is an excellent representative of our club and the knowledge they gain is something that will benefit the NAXJA community as a whole. While most NAXJA members are family guys who enjoy a weekend of camping at regional club events, sponsoring a race vehicle gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of the Cherokee XJ as an off-road capable vehicle. Our members share what they?ve learned with others who are modifying their Cherokee to withstand whatever conditions a guy wants to conquer be it a daily driver that sees the occasional off-road trail, an extended expedition, geocacheing, or a race course,? said John Bergacs, President, NAXJA. ?This is Team NAXJA’s third endeavor in the King of the Hammers event and just as the last two were, this one will be supported by the XJ community as a whole.?
Drivers for Team NAXJA/Petty Cash Racing Every Mans Challenge include Richard Gauthier, driver of record, Cal Tuttle, co-driver, and Matt Adair, co-driver. Read more about Team NAXJA/Petty Cash Racing Every Mans Challenge XJ build on the NAXJA.org forum (http://naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1075100).
Fans unable to attend can follow Team NAXJA/Petty Cash Racing during the Every Man Challenge race through live GPS tracking at http://www.ultra4racing.com/live. Real-time race tracking accompanied with chatting starts at 8am (PST), Sunday, February 5. A one hour recap of Every Man Challenge race with video highlights start at 5pm.
In addition to Brown Dog Motor Mounts and Engine Brackets, other Team NAXJA/Petty Cash Racing #4643 Cherokee XJ SUV sponsors include: G&G Offroad, Bishop-Buell Racing Engines, Goodyear Tires, Ten Factory Axles, Hooker Harness, Bilstein Shocks, Raceline Wheels, Warn Winches, Yukon Gear and Axle, Solid Axle, Full Traction Suspension, JKS Manufacturing.
About Team NAXJA/Petty Cash Racing ? Team NAXJA debuted back in 2008 when NAXJA member Richard Gauthier drove his trail-rig turned race-Cherokee to an astonishing 7th overall in the punishing 100+ mile endurance rock/desert race. Team NAXJA returned in 2009 and finished the grueling event, but a bit lower in the standings. Then several members from Team NAXJA decided to continue racing, but at a different venue. The result: Petty Cash Racing. In 2010, the team found a $ 200, 200k mile, 23 year old 2WD Cherokee SUV and converted it into an endurance racer to compete against sports cars on road courses. In 2011, they took the highest honors in the 24 Hours of LeMons racing series, the Index of Effluence award. Team Petty Cash and NAXJA brought Team NAXJA back to life for the Every Mans Challenge by adding a 1989 Cherokee XJ 4WD to the stable. For more information, go to: http://pettycashracing.wordpress.com or http://www.facebook.com/TeamPettyCash.
About King of the Hammers? Every Mans Challenge ? For the first time ever, off-road enthusiasts will race their stock and modified stock vehicles in the toughest one day off-road race on the planet. The inaugural stock class race, called Every Mans Challenge will utilize a portion of the same course used by King of the Hammers Ultra4 vehicles the following week in Johnson Valley, California. For more information, go to: http://www.Ultra4.com.
About NAXJA – NAXJA is the largest Jeep Cherokee (XJ) and Comanche (MJ) club in the world. With more than 38,000 registered forum users and 1300 paid club members who organize ten regional and one national event annually. NAXJA on-line forums are largely regarded as the premier technical source for Jeep XJ?s and MJ?s. Event raffle donations and club membership fees support land-use and other related non profits (search and rescue, volunteer fire departments, etc). NAXJA is a member of the United Four Wheel Drive Association, Tread Lightly! and the Blue Ribbon Coalition. For more information, go to: http://www.NAXJA.org.
About Brown Dog Offroad ? Born from a broken stock engine bracket, miles from civilization on the old mining trails in Arizona?s Superstition Mountain Range, Brown Dog Offroad engineers and manufactures high performance motor mounts, motor mount lifts and engine brackets for Jeep Cherokee XJ, Comanche MJ, and Wrangler YJ and TJ. Brown Dog products are made with pride in the USA of materials including steel, hardware, bushings and others that are also made in the USA. Product support including technical assistance is provided afterhours and weekends. Brown Dog brackets and mounts are backed with a lifetime warranty. For more information, go to: http://www.BrownDogOffroad.com.
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Hackensack, NJ (PRWEB) January 19, 2011
Virtual Sports Training company, Bad Chicken, announced today they challenge Tiger Woods, Ian Poulter and Jimmy Fallon to compete in the Bad Chicken Celebrity Invitational to be held in booth #2320 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, between January 27th and 29th (time to be determined).
The Bad Chicken Celebrity Invitational will be a 9 hole stroke play event in which competitors will use the Chicken Stick
The Dalai Lama Was Wrong: Thought-Provoking Video From Client Attraction Mentor Fabienne Fredrickson Issues a Challenge to Women Entrepreneurs to Play a Bigger Game
Stamford, CT (PRWEB) October 31, 2011
In Fabienne Fredrickson?s first video of her brand-new 4-part ?How to Play a Bigger Game? training program for entrepreneurs and small business owners, she addresses a statement made by the Dalai Lama at the Vancouver Peace Summit in 2009. He said, ?The world will be saved by the Western woman.?
Fredrickson does agree, however feels that the Dalai Lama was off just a little bit in his statement about the future, as she explains in the first video of the series, entitled Dream a Bigger Dream. Her announcement was met with some controversy but Fredrickson emphasized that her intent was not to offend but rather to challenge women entrepreneurs to start playing a much bigger game in their businesses.
Client Attraction Mentor Fabienne Fredrickson knows from personal experience that self-imposed limits and internal struggles hold people back from achieving their full potential. But several years ago she made the decision to step up and step out and committed herself to reaching as many as she could in order to share her unique talents and abilities with other entrepreneurs who needed her solutions. She ended up crossing the million dollar mark in her own business at the age of 38 and has subsequently doubled her business nearly every year to the multi-million dollar level and more importantly works with thousands of clients, helping to change their businesses and lives?and the lives of those around them.
Now Fabienne is sharing her proven step-by-step system in her brand new, never-before-seen high content, high value free training program, teaching entrepreneurs and small business owners around the globe her insider secrets to playing a bigger game in business, serving many more clients and making more money.
This training program will culminate on Fabienne?s one-time-only free training call where she?ll reveal additional content and tie each training video together for a step-by-step process guaranteed to result in more clients, more income and a bigger purpose for each viewer?s business and life.
Her first video training, where Fabienne teaches her Abundance Formula (the very same one that she uses with her clients and students) was just released to hundreds of rave reviews from participants.(See comments on the video page.)
So, what does Playing a Bigger Game have to do with the Dalai Lama?s statement? ?We entrepreneurs have the ability to change people?s lives through the work we do. It?s our divine duty to get out there and reach as many people as possible,? Fabienne explains. ?With each client we help, we create a ripple effect that contributes to everlasting change in the world.?
Register for this important, in-depth training program, at absolutely no charge at http://www.HowToPlayABiggerGame.com.