Posts Tagged ‘July’
Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) August 06, 2012
Police in Philadelphia and southern New Jersey are in a collective state of mourning after losing a number of fellow officers in just a few short weeks. Three officers from police districts in Philadelphia and Millville ? Brian Lorenzo, Christopher Reeves and Marc Brady ? have died in traffic-related events since July 8th. A number of other officers have sustained serious injuries ranging from broken bones to lacerations while trying to conduct traffic stops and chase down drunken drivers, according to My Fox Philly. As the summer grinds on, it appears protecting the public from itself has never been more dangerous. Is automotive recklessness reaching an all-time high?
?Distraction is at the root of many accidents that cause injuries,? said Pennsylvania personal injury attorney Richard P. Console Jr. ?If you?re not looking at what?s happening on the road, you can?t avoid a dangerous situation. Alcohol is also a factor. Drunk drivers are robbing families of spouses, parents and children. Everyone loses. Restaurants and bars have a legal obligation to monitor their patrons and stop serving them when they appear intoxicated.?
An alleged drunk driver drove the wrong way down I-95 in Philadelphia on July 8, and struck Highway Patrol Officer Brian Lorenzo?s motorcycle head-on. The 23-year veteran died on impact. The alleged drunk driver involved in the crash had reportedly been drinking at a local restaurant before getting on the interstate, according to NBC Philadelphia.
?Look at what this person did, the lives he destroyed,? said Lieutenant Ray Evers of the Philadelphia Police Department. ?He [Brian Lorenzo] has a four-year-old son that?s never going to see his father again and do the things that fathers and sons do. He?ll never have that opportunity, which is a tragic thing.?
On the same July day, Millville, New Jersey police officer Christopher Reeves died after a vehicle fleeing from other officers struck his cruiser on the driver?s side. Reeves, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, is survived by his wife and son, according to NBC Philadelphia. About a week later, Officer Marc Brady was killed by a hit-and-run driver as he rode his bicycle through a Philadelphia neighborhood, according to CBS Philly. Lt. Evers stressed the importance of safety and communication between officers to maintain safe conditions on inner-city streets.
?A lot of officers in Philadelphia, when they approach a car they?ll ask for the keys,? said Lt. Evers. ?It makes the officer a lot more comfortable if the keys are out of the ignition. It comes down to using your skills as an inner-city officer to read what?s going on. It really comes down to your gut instinct and the training you received in the academy.?
When asked if there are ever routine situations for Philadelphia police officers, Lt. Evers couldn?t think of one, especially in light of recent events. According to Evers, in late July, a 26-year-old officer was dragged for nearly a block while attempting to search a suspect?s vehicle.
?During the car stop, the officer saw the person making some strange movements inside the car,? Lt. Evers said. ?He was concerned about a possible weapon or narcotics being concealed?there was a struggle inside the compartment area and the driver had an opportunity to just hit the gas and dragged him. There?s never a routine car stop. Look what happened to this officer.?
In an effort to bring hit-and-run drivers to justice, Console & Hollawell P.C. has partnered with the Hit and Run Rewards Program to create a fund to encourage accident witnesses to come forward. By calling the WeTip Crimeline at 800-644-8678, witnesses can anonymously relay information about hit-and-run accidents. If the information provided leads to arrests and felony convictions, tipsters can receive up to $ 1,000. Promoting accountability for drivers who act carelessly behind the wheel can only make roadways safer. Console & Hollawell remains dedicated to protecting innocent people from harm. The firm hopes the Hit and Run Rewards Program can be a step towards the larger goal of reducing traffic-related deaths and serious injuries caused by those who would flee rather than accept responsibility.
Offtheplans.com.au Reminds Prospective Buyers of July 1 Deadline of Stamp Duty Full Exemption for Off-the-plan Purchases
Sydney, New South Wales (PRWEB) June 05, 2012
Australia?s leading property portal for the off-the-plan niche Offtheplans.com.au wishes to remind prospective property buyers that the chance to be spared stamp duty on an off-the-plan property purchase in New South Wales will end on July 1, 2012. It is urging property investors and those considering buying off the plan to act before the above deadline to save as much as $ 24,490 in stamp duty, which is a significant reduction in purchasing costs and is sure to greatly impact the overall return on the property.
The NSW government?s Home Builders Bonus provides that new homes where the value does not exceed $ 600,000 and vacant land with value up to $ 400,000 are fully exempted from stamp duty until June 30, 2012. Homes already under construction are eligible for partial stamp duty reduction of 25%. The Home Builders Bonus is effective in a two-year duration starting on July 1, 2010 and ending before July 1, 2012. During this time, there is no limit to the number of off the plan property purchases a person may make under said concession, which was implemented to address the housing shortage and give the construction industry a boost.
The latest NSW state budget is slated to be handed down on June 12. The real estate industry is waiting to find out what changes are going to be made to stamp duty legislation. Stamp duty laws vary from state to state. These can majorly impact the purchase price of a property, so it?s vital to take them into consideration when deciding to buy a home.
As the end of the two-year period approaches and the state budget is finalized, certain groups are calling on the government to cut general stamp duty fees to stimulate the property market. In the meantime, the Home Builders Bonus initiative is still in effect and those who wish to take advantage of it can find a wide selection of off the plan properties that qualify listed on Offtheplans.com.au. Many listings specify that their purchase comes with the incentive of off the plan stamp duty savings.
?Offtheplans.com.au is a leading online real estate directory for bringing you all the latest new developments, new home designs, house and land packages, land releases and commercial projects,? explains Offtheplans.com.au?s CEO Tim Whall. ?We focus solely on off the plan real estate products and projects, an ideal website for any resident or foreign investor looking for new property in Australia. It offers an advertising medium for new apartments, commercial projects, townhouses, house and land packages, land and estate sales, and brand new homes.? For further information, visit http://www.offtheplans.com.au.
Xsolla to Attend Casual Conenct in Seattle July 24-26 and Will Be Presenting New Products and Services
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2012
Xsolla, the leader in providing Global Payment Optimization, will be presenting and showcasing their award winning and industry leading payment solutions platform at this year?s Casual Connect in Seattle, Washington.
During the event, the Xsolla team will be meeting with current and future partners, industry peers, and fellow innovators from the online payment field. They will also be visiting, meeting, and collaborating with game publishers and developers to discuss and consult about the latest news and trends in the online social gaming industry.
With the convention?s focus on social, mobile, and browser-based entertainment, Xsolla will be showcasing their products that are uniquely tailored to this booming marketplace. Chief among these products and services is Xsolla?s new, small-scale pay interface, PayBar. A dynamic java-script installed payment library, the interface can fully customized to fit a game company?s aesthetic. This allows it to fit right into publisher?s payment portals to show alternative, White Label payment options within a limited screen area, perfect for browser and tablet user interfaces. PayBar is especially designed to maximize conversions using minimal space to do so. In limited release with select test projects, PayBar is already producing dramatic increases in conversions and customer satisfaction. Xsolla will also be giving demonstrations of its redesigned and upgraded PayStation, now in version 2.0.
“Going to casual connect gives Xsolla a great chance to explore new ventures in the social/mobile/tablet market,? says Sam Gaglani, Director of Business Development. ?New gamers – be they housewives discovering social games because of Facebook or children playing their first game on a tablet- are created every day for this market. We can’t wait to help publishers transform these new users into customers.?
Casual Connect is produced by the Casual Games Association and is the premiere event for the casual games industry with over 5,500 professionals attending Casual Connect each year. Casual Connect brings together the most talented and knowledgeable experts in the casual gaming field to further the casual games industry with the best of networking and learning.
In addition to attending meetings, Xsolla?s team will be touring the exhibition, attending the myriad lectures and innovation showcases with aims to better learn about, understand, and anticipate the coming changes in the consumption and production sides of the social casual games industry.
Xsolla is the worldwide leader in global, in-game payment optimization. The company?s easily integrated products dramatically increase payment conversion by localizing and simplifying transactions for each unique user. Since its inception, the company has been innovating solutions to traditional publisher concerns such as tax law, currency conversion, piracy, and payment fraud. Xsolla collaborates with over 300 payment service providers to offer solutions via credit card, mobile payments, e-wallet, cash and e-cash, payment kiosks and more—all within one interface backed by 24/7 customer support.
Xsolla is partnered with many leading game publishers worldwide, such as Valve (Steam), Aeria Games, S2 Games, Gameforge, Bigpoint, Wargaming.net and more. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles with offices worldwide. For more information or a free proposal, please email bizdev(at)xsolla(dot)com or visit Xsolla online at http://www.xsolla.com.
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Hull, UK (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
Anticipated Naruto and Bleach MMO, Pockie Ninja II Original will be heading straight into open beta this Wednesday, July 25th. All players are free to sign up and join Naruto and friends as they face off against Orochi Kabuto in the battle of a lifetime.
Publisher NGames have announced July 25th as the open beta launch date for their anime inspired MMO sequel, Pockie Ninja II Original. The Naruto and Bleach MMO features a huge cast of recognizable characters and follows storylines from both of the anime universes.
Building on the success of Pockie Ninja, the new Pockie Ninja II Original engine will be both launched on its own server and patched over the current Pockie Ninja game, allowing all user accounts to continue as normal and still enjoy the upgrade benefits. But this is no ordinary upgrade ? Pockie Ninja II Original is a full sequel, boasting massively improved game systems, gorgeous graphical enhancements, brand new storylines and a huge free-roaming world.
The new systems and features have been shaped by a year of user feedback and suggestions on how to make Pockie Ninja ? winner of multiple BBG Site 2011 “Browser Game of the Year” awards ? even better.
Players will now be able to enjoy a unique Bankai system, which lets Naruto and Bleach fans develop their own Zanpakuto (the soul-cutter swords from Bleach) and upgrade it while they play. The long requested Angelic Wings are finally making an appearance too. Ninjas can crush their enemies one-by-one with beautiful wing sets that add super stat bonuses to their characters.
The sequel also boasts a brand new clan system, bringing players together and letting them fight in groups. Solo fights will be a thing of the past ? now, ninjas can team up to battle legendary ninjas, take part in clan events to claim in-game fame, and win exclusive clan items.
The Pockie Ninja II Original open beta is launching with a plethora of events and special offers, including gift boxes just for having friends online at set times during the day.
Players who wish to continue playing Pockie Ninja instead of joining the new Pockie Ninja II Original server can get their hands on stunning new pet skills and free shippuden outfits when choosing from a selection of gold packages.
Those itching to battle can jump straight into the Level Up Match, Demon Boss Battle and Las Noches events, which reward players will tons of free gifts for advancing their characters and facing the games toughest challenges head-on.
Pockie Ninja II Original has finally arrived. Eager players can learn more about the massive upgrade project and register to play the game at the official website: http://ninja.game321.com/activities/pn1/
North Myrtle Beach, SC (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
It?s July. It?s hot. The beach can only provide so many hours of entertainment before shade and AC become a necessity. Fortunately, Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach has compiled a list of the best places to go to get a break from the sun.
Le Cirque Adrenaline at the Palace Theatre
Month of July
Dancing poodles, acrobats, that motorcycle cage thing: it?s no wonder this Cirque du Soleil-esque show has been declared the biggest hit to ever play at the Palace Theatre. Tickets start at $ 29.95.
Tableside Magician at the Tilted Kilt
Month of July
The kids will enjoy magic tricks during dinner (every Tuesday and Thursday through July) and maybe you will too.
The B-52s at the House of Blues
Anyone who knows B-52 songs other than ?Rock Lobster,? ?Love Shack,? and ?Roam? should probably go to this show. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets start at $ 37.50.
The Coco-Nuts Island Show at the House of Blues
Sponsor a family-friendly dance party for just $ 10 a person. Bands will cover Bob Marley, Jimmy Buffett and other summer music greats.
Battle of the Bands at Myrtle Waves
Stay cool at this water park while watching local acts compete to be their house band for the 2013 season. Tickets to the park can be purchased online and start at $ 25.99 for adults and $ 19.99 for kids.
Pickles, Pints and Pelicans at Liberty Steakhouse and Brewery
Bring a ticket stub from a Pelicans game (the local baseball team) and receive a fried pickle appetizer and a pint for $ 5. It?s not a bad way to cool off after a hot day, and the restaurant is located at Broadway at the Beach, so there?s plenty of bars and shops to visit after that.
Vacation Rentals of North Myrtle Beach is conveniently located at 1021 2nd Avenue North, Suite 6 and can be contacted directly to discuss rental properties at 1-888-488-8588 or online at http://www.vacationrentalsofnmb.com.
FatWallet Offers Online Shoppers Extra Summer Savings with 4th of July Deals and Cash Back Increases
Beloit, Wisconsin (PRWEB) June 28, 2012
FatWallet, the preferred online shopping resource for millions of savvy consumers, presents 4th of July Deals, offering online bargain hunters a convenient one-stop to find timely summer discounts from hundreds of retailers. The promotion, starting June 28, features savings on everything from outdoor games and toys to laptops, electronics, patio furnishings and summer travel deals. FatWallet lists hundreds of 4th of July coupons and deals from popular retail stores, like HP, Radio Shack, Dell, Bloomingdale?s and Intercontinental Hotels, that have generously increased cash back rewards for FatWallet members through July 4.
“The 4th of July retail sales kick off a nice run of deep discounts on summer necessities and give early-bird shoppers a jump on back-to-school savings,” said FatWallet spokeperson, Brent Shelton. ?Smart shoppers will take advantage of added cash back and stocked shelves, assuring their choice of model and color for whatever their personal needs may be.?
Shoppers will also find a new daily promotion called 2X! Cash Back, creating another opportunity for members to get twice the savings each day. Each 2X! featured store offers special coupons and discounts, often allowing savvy shoppers to stack additional savings with the double cash back offer. Shoppers can also sign up to receive alerts so they won?t miss out on timely opportunities to earn extra cash from their favorite stores.
As the preferred online shopping resource for millions of savvy consumers and home of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, FatWallet.com works closely with hundreds of retailers like HP, Newegg, Walmart and Amazon to publish thousands of special offers, discounts, coupon codes and Cash Back rewards to its members. The much celebrated FatWallet forums represent the pulse of an evolving online marketplace where smart consumers gather to share and learn. Voted ?One of the 50 Best Small and Medium Companies to Work for in America? by Great Places To Work
Palm Beach, FL (PRWEB) July 03, 2012
Never one to shrink from any material that is potentially fodder for his radio show, no matter how personal the subject matter may be, Palm Beach County?s top radio personality, Kevin Rolston, the head loony-tune of Clear Channel Radio?s ?The Kevin, Virginia & Jason Show? (that airs prime time morning drive, 6:00 AM to 10:00 AM, 95.5 on the FM listening dial), will be taking his listeners through the personal drama of his well-known hair loss problem with a live on-air hair transplant procedure on Wednesday, July 11th. Rolston?s surgery will be broadcasted live, direct from the Bauman Medical Group operating room to listeners of the show. It will also be streamed live via the station?s website, http://www.wild955.com/pages/bmg.html as well as on Livestream.com. A live call-in portion of the webcast will be featured on Spencer Kobren?s widely-syndicated web show ?The Bald Truth? on http://www.thebaldtruth.com and ?Guys From Queens? Network http://www.gfqlive.tv.
Rolston?s hair transplant will be performed by renowned hair restoration surgeon Alan J. Bauman, M.D., of Boca Raton?s Bauman Medical Group.
A ?Hair Loss? Story 13-Years in the Making — Kevin?s ?Follicle Intervention?:
?This story, this problem, my hair loss has been plaguing me for more than 13 years,? says Rolston. ?I?m only 38, but started losing my hair when I was in my early 20?s,? he says in the good-natured self-effacing way that has attracted the largest listening audience in the West Palm Beach radio market. ?It?s finally time for me to have a ?follicular intervention.?
Rolston?s Initial Investigation into a Hair Transplantation Procedure:
Rolston, a professed ?party animal,? who perfected the keg stand after attending the number one party school in the country, Ohio State University, is remarkably the product of a father who is an attorney and a mother who is a school teacher. His radio career includes various stations in the country, New York City (WHTZ), Fresno, California (KTHT & KDON), Kansas City (KMXV), and now WILD, West Palm Beach. Despite the early wild antics of his youth, which only came to an end when he had to start waking up at 3:00 AM in order to run his morning radio shows, he?s now come full circle as a father and dreads the day when his kids ask how he perfected his keg stand.
Today, in addition to worrying about his children in college, he is equally preoccupied with his hair loss at such an early age, (in his mid-20s he began going bald, which is not uncommon for men), and he began his journey to find a hair transplant doctor. His search led him to Dr. Bauman, and remarkably, coincidentally one of the world?s leading hair transplant physicians. ?I just wasn?t ready to pull the trigger on the procedure back then,? says Rolston. Even though Rolston?s hairline began to recede, his ratings began to soar and, according to Rolston, being a radio disc jockey today means being able to work in all digital media and platforms, this includes Internet, video and television.
With that in mind, Rolston points to his noggin. ?My forehead has gotten bigger and I?m seeing more shiny scalp and less hair on my head – the time has come, and I?m just gonna do it.?
The Last Straw — Rolston?s ?Monkey Butt? Pushes him over the Edge for Hair Transplant:
What pushed Rolston to finally get a hair transplant? Two things, says Rolston: ?I was at a baseball game and my radio partners, Virginia and Jason were there, just a few rows behind me unbeknownst to me, and they started making fun of the bald spot on the top of my head, the crown, as they call it in the medical field, but on the baseball field and then later in the radio control room they were calling it Kevin?s ?monkey butt.? ?Monkey butt? is the inside industry phrase used to describe the thinning ?crown? on the top of the head that looks very much like a ? well, you get the point,? says Rolston. ?From then on my ?monkey butt? became a major topic of conversation on the show and what got me thinking about a hair transplant.? Thirteen years later, Rolston went back to Dr. Bauman to see what could be done.
The Technology has finally made Hair Transplant Procedures Undetectable, Less Painful, More Practical:
While Rolston lost 13 years and a bunch of hair while waiting to get the procedure done, the good news is the technology has evolved to the point today that hair transplants are completely undetectable, they don?t involve stitches or linear scars at the back of the head. Long gone are the days of ?corn rows? or that pluggy ?doll?s hair? look, and the procedure is practically painless. There is also virtually no downtime and Rolston plans to be at work the very next day.
Follow Rolston?s Hair Transplant on the WILD 95.5 Radio Station Blog:
Every day, every week, from now until his procedure, and even after his live broadcast surgery day, Rolston will be posting his most intimate thoughts about the suffering, the concerns, the issues he had with his receding hairline at such an early age and up through today; his anxieties and concerns about his hair loss; the mental machinations he went through when contemplating going through a hair transplant procedure; and then finally what culminated in his decision to, as he says, have his ?follicle intervention to get rid of my monkey butt.? Here is the link that will take you to Rolston?s hair transplant blog page: http://www.wild955.com/pages/bmg.html
Kevin Rolston?s Live Broadcast On-Air Surgery Day:
(PRWEB) June 29, 2012
Whether launching a stunning firework display of their own, hosting a sumptuous BBQ or throwing an elegant cocktail party one internet home lighting company is making it more affordable for all Americans to dazzle their guests and enjoy this year?s Fourth of July festivities more safely.
Independence Day is one holiday no one should miss. It is what this country is all about. Thanks to one designer lighting fixture website, redecorating or sprucing up a home ahead of entertaining this 4th of July just got a lot easier, with the announcement of a special sale with 40% off home lighting fixture and free shipping.
Suitable Lamps which has already been creating quite a buzz in the media for its stunning selection of Tiffany lamps, an attractive rewards program and its quest to assist charities is also donating up to 20% of sales to those in need. So for every lighting fixture purchased someone else a little less fortunate will be able to enjoy their holiday a little more too.
Too often freedom is taken for granted and it is a shame when not everyone can participate in commemorating the day and spend a little extra time with friends and family. It is much worse for the millions of Americans and an estimated 8.3 million children who have been up rooted by the recent financial and foreclosure crises, many of whom have not found new homes.
The certainly puts an extra responsibility on the rest if the nation to not only remember those who have given their lives to protect the country?s freedom but to celebrate and be grateful for what they do have, while helping others as they can.
So whether individuals have just purchased a new home and are hustling to complete their interior design touches, have been searching for the perfect accessories to complete a remodel or home staging project or are even just worried about sprucing up the place ahead of entertaining family and neighbors this could be a solution which helps everyone.
Home lighting designer retailer, SuitableLamps.com definitely has an array of stunning options for everyone. Wall sconces, stained glass table lamps, floor lamps, decorative ceiling fixtures for dining rooms and game rooms as well as a gorgeous selection of designer Tiffany lamps grace the pages of the website. Plus, in addition to free shipping those looking for great home lighting ideas will also discover the security of checking out with their credit card or the safety of Google Checkout or PayPal.
To find out more details on the Independence Day sale, browse lighting designs and vote for the charity closest to their hearts shoppers can visit the website at http://www.suitablelamps.com
2012 Notre Dame Football Ticket Lottery Results Available July 6th; RentLikeAChampion.com has over 100 homes available for rent just blocks from Notre Dame Stadium
South Bend, IN (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
Frustrated by sold out lodging during ND Football home weekends, three 2001 Notre Dame graduates decided to create a website to allow ND football fans to rent houses within blocks of the stadium. For the 2012 season, there are over 100 homes available for rent for every Notre Dame home football game. RentLikeAChampion.com has been featured in the ND Young Alumni Newsletter and The Observer, and will be the subject of an upcoming article in Notre Dame Online Magazine. Renting a home is a better way to spend a ND Football weekend for families and groups.
Rent Like A Champion has served the Notre Dame community for 7 years with over 5,000 renters staying at homes, providing a better Notre Dame Football Weekend experience for the entire family. RLAC has partnered with the Official Travel Agency of Notre Dame – Anthony Travel (http://notredametravel.com/) to provide additional lodging options for all Notre Dame fans traveling to the game. Visit the website link below to see all the housing rental options available for each home game or graduation weekend.
Weekend rates range from $ 500 – $ 3000, depending on the size of the rental. Great for friends, families and alumni groups that are heading back for a game. Avoid the hassle of being stuck in traffic before and after the game. Keep the whole group together and have space to relax and reconnect.
The Notre Dame Football Ticket Lottery results will be available online July 6th, 2012.
Check http://www.und.com/tickets/nd-tickets.html for the lottery results. The customer number from your ticket application is needed to see the results.
The owners of Rent Like A Champion have great passion for Notre Dame football and are happy to help Notre Dame fans find a great place to stay for the weekend. Homes for games tend to fill up soon after the lottery results are announced. The website offers great homes for rent during Notre Dame Football Weekends. For questions, feel free to email info(at)rentlikeachampion(dot)com, call the toll free number 877-4HORSEMEN, or visit the website link below.
With third-year head coach Brian Kelly leading the Fighting Irish, the 2012 season promises to be Kelly’s best yet, as an experienced front seven on defense and a veteran offensive line will punish opposing teams. Book a home today and witness the Irish wake up the echoes first hand.
2012 Notre Dame Football Schedule ? (home games in all caps)
Sept 01 @ Navy (Dublin) 9:00am CBS
Sept 08 PURDUE 3:30pm NBC
Sept 15 @ Michigan State 8:00pm ABC
Sept 22 MICHIGAN 7:30pm NBC
Oct 06 MIAMI (Soldier Field) 7:30pm NBC
Oct 13 STANFORD 3:30pm NBC
Oct 20 BYU 3:30pm NBC
Oct 27 @ Oklahoma tba TBD
Nov 03 PITT 3:30pm NBC
Nov 10 @ Boston College tba TBD
Nov 17 WAKE FOREST 3:30pm NBC
Nov 24 @ Southern Cal tba ABC/ESPN
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Boys and Girls National Volleyball Championships Will be Played June 28 – July 8 on Sport Court Surfaces
Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 29, 2012
More than 800 teams will participate in USA Volleyball?s 33rd Annual Boys and Girls Junior National Championships June 28 through July 8, and every game will be played on Sport Court