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KiwiGeeker Software Introduces Global Freeware – KiwiG PhonTunes for Users Who’re not into iTunes to Conquer Multi-platform Music Transfer Barrier
HONG KONG and NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KiwiG PhonTunes, launched by KiwiGeeker – the pioneering music transfer and data management solution provider – is the only lifetime free music transfer software for users that require a need for music transfer across multiple devices and platforms (iOS / iTunes / PC / Android / External disk).
Whoever doesn’t like using iTunes can now fully enjoy limitless music migration with this “extended iTunes” solution.
Since its release to the market, KiwiG PhonTunes generated quite positive feedback from reliable download and review sites such as Baixaki and Softpedia. It’s highly recommended due to the user-friendly interface, practical easy-to-use functions and multiple music transfer methods. It’s the real-deal software, charging no fees at all whether in future version updates or extended functions.
Usually, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users can only rely on iTunes as their way of keeping things in check – to sync songs and playlists via iTunes with USB cables. That is how Apple wants you to do it. Considering the increasing demands in music transfer between various platforms, KiwiG PhonTunes remains the current functions that iTunes realizes in iOS devices, and at the same time it enhances functions to keep a user’s music files on a computer and then sync it across to multiple channels – Android, external disk all included – and vice versa. It now completely solves the hassle and buries the multi-platform limitation in history.
This featured freeware will display all detected music libraries in an intuitive graphic interface, to explore the audio tracks on devices with ease. Users will select, manage the pathways of music data and accomplish the quick transferring in seconds. The utility not only scans for duplicate files, also it helps users to customize the details of the songs, and then transfer batches of songs. Users can completely rely on it as a daily music backup tool for its features with recovering an iTunes library to the local folder.
* Barrier-free Music Transfer Freeware – Migrate music files across multiple platforms including from or to iDevice/iTunes/PC/Android/Other devices.
* Restore your entire iTunes library to computer and back-up in local folder.
* Intelligent Music Manager – Identifies the duplicates between devices, iTunes and music libraries and lets you keep or remove.
* Smart Music Property Editing Utility – Able to adjust the song’s name and rating; modify the album title, artist name and genre.
* Superior Library Migration Utility – Able to move entire playlists with ratings between iOS and iTunes.
* Sorts for Smart Management – Newly added music files sort automatically with simple selection options for transfer.
* Music Resource Database – View all existing music files stored in iOS devices/iTunes/Android/PC/other devices.
More information visit: http://www.kiwigeeker.com/freeware/phontunes.html .
“Intelligent, clean, and fresh software solutions for music lovers.”
KiwiGeeker’s mission is to provide useful, clean and fresh software and solutions for your music transfer and data management needs. With this in mind, every product is developed under the principles of ease-of-use and high-practicality. Our aim to empower every user to freely handle complicated hassles, nurture a better understanding of the ins-and-outs of music transfer and data management, and ultimately to enable any user to easily interact with their digital environments like professionals. To learn more or experience KiwiGeeker software and solutions, visit our website at http://www.kiwigeeker.com/ .
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Disclaimer: Use of any music transfer software should not be used to circumvent any copy protection per local and international copyright laws. All trademarks acknowledged.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 20, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EaseUS Partition Master Free, the most awarded partition manager software developed by EaseUS Software, is an ALL-IN-ONE FREE disk partition management tool brought together with three main functions including: Partition Manager, Disk and Partition Copy Wizard, and Partition Recovery Wizard. Now, EaseUS Partition Master wins TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award!
“The EaseUS Partition Master includes a variety of partitioning features, recovery assistance and the ability to copy a partition or even your entire hard drive onto another hard drive. This partition manager software is our TopTenREVIEWS Silver Award winner because of its variety of partitioning functions and additional features, along with its easy-to-use interface and data recovery tools.” – TopTenREVIEWS
EaseUS Partition Master is a disk partition management tool allowing you to extend system partition, settle low disk space problem, and manage disk space easily on MBR and GUID partition table (GPT) disk with an easy-to-use interface. Beside resize/move partitions, it also supports disk and volume clone for data protection and disk upgrade. Deleted or lost partitions on unallocated space can be recovered with this partition tool as well.
Many other professional review sites also gives EaseUS Partition Master high award.
PCWorld – The 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities:
“Most users are satisfied with the hard drive utilities that ship with Windows – especially the more powerful partitioning and defragging tools found in Windows Vista and 7. My other favorite freebie is EaseUS Partition Manager Home: It’s professional in appearance and has all the features I generally need.”
PCADVISOR – Five of the best partition managers:
“EaseUS Partition Master is available free of charge and features a graphic user interface that makes it easy to work with partitions. Using the program it is possible to resize, create, delete, move, merge and split partitions with ease. Most importantly, partitioning tasks can be performed without the need to format your hard drive and without the risk of data loss.”
CNET Editors’ review:
“EaseUS Partition Master performed all the basic disk management functions we’ve seen in Windows and other disk management utilities. However, several of the program’s recovery-oriented features stand out, such as the ability to easily convert dynamic disks to basic disks without losing data. Another feature we like is the ability to create a bootable recovery CD or DVD. And we especially commend its ability to easily and completely copy your entire main drive to another disk.”
Learn more information about EaseUS Partition Master: http://www.partition-tool.com/ .
Pricing and Availability:
Free for home users, EaseUS Partition Master Free is available here:
EaseUS Partition Master Professional Edition for $39.95 is available at:
EaseUS Partition Master Server Edition for $159 is available at:
EaseUS Partition Master Unlimited Edition for $399 is available at:
EaseUS Partition Master Technician Edition for $699 is available at:
About CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd.:
The company provides professional solutions in data recovery, backup software and partition manager for home, education and SMB users, service providers as well as international corporations. For Windows OS, its major products are Data Recovery Wizard, EaseUS Todo Backup and EaseUS Partition Master. For Mac OS, it has EaseUS Mac Data Recovery Wizard and CleanGenius. For more information, please visit http://www.easeus.com/.
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The Blue Hill Troupe Celebrates 90 Years with Gilbert & Sullivan’s ‘Ruddigore’ to Benefit Quality Services for the Autism Community
NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. (www.bht.org), the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, celebrates its 90th season with Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Ruddigore.”
The production, with full orchestra, runs April 4-12, 2014 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). Proceeds from “Ruddigore” will benefit Quality Services for the Autism Community ( http://www.qsac.com/ ). Tickets range in price from $28 to $100 and are available online at http://www.bht.org/ or by calling (212) 988-2012. Payment in excess of $20 per ticket is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
Since its inception in 1924, the Blue Hill Troupe has produced a Gilbert & Sullivan operetta every spring with lavish production values and full orchestra, donating the net proceeds to a New York City charity. Over the years, the Blue Hill Troupe has donated an impressive total of $4 million. Prior charities include The GO Project, I Have a Dream Foundation-New York Metro, The Carter Burden Center for the Aging, The New York Foundling, and Inwood House.
“Ruddigore” is a delicious parody of Victorian melodrama, complete with a villain who carries off the village maiden; a hero in disguise; a snake-in-the-grass best friend; a madwoman out of the attic; and ghosts stepping down from their portraits to enforce a family curse. But in typical topsy-turvy fashion, Gilbert turns the moral absolutes of melodrama upside down, as good becomes bad, bad becomes good, and heroes take the easy way out.
Quality Services for the Autism Community (QSAC) helps children and adults with autism live meaningful and fulfilled lives in our society. The Blue Hill Troupe’s donation will support QSAC’s efforts to integrate augmentative communication and learning devices (e.g. tablets) in their educational programs for participants with autism. These tools will help their students to improve life and academic skills. Specifically, the use of a tablet helps our participants to improve communication and socialization deficits.
“Ruddigore” is directed by Gary Slavin, whose recent Off Broadway credits include “Show Choir! – The Musical” and the hit political revue “Bush Is Bad.” Musical direction is by Zachary Schwartzman, an assistant conductor with the American Symphony Orchestra.
In its 90-year history, the Blue Hill Troupe has produced the entire Gilbert & Sullivan canon, including the long-lost Thespis, with a new score by Grammy Award-winning composer and record producer Thomas Z. Shepard. In 2005, the Blue Hill Troupe was honored with three awards at the 12th Annual International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, UK, for its innovative production of the G&S rarity, “The Grand Duke.” The all-volunteer Blue Hill Troupe has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and appeared with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. For fifteen years, they were a mainstay of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Concerts and Lectures series, and they continue to concertize in venues around the city.
For information about membership, advertising, donation, or becoming a charity partner, please visit http://www.bht.org/ .
BLUE HILL TROUPE, LTD., PO Box 230474, Ansonia Station, New York, NY 10023.
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KiwiGeeker Launches KiwiG PhonTunes Freeware to Overcome iTunes and Mobile Device Music Transfer and Management Challenges
HONG KONG and NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KiwiGeeker, a software developer and solution provider specializing in data management and data recovery solutions, today announced the launch of their first freeware, KiwiG PhonTunes, to break music transfer barriers for music lovers everywhere. KiwiG PhonTunes allows users to freely and flexibly transfer music (with ratings and other relevant data included) between any iOS and Android device and any PC’s iTunes library, anytime, while simultaneously offering multiple library management functions to save users disk space, time, and energy.
“We’re happy to introduce KiwiG PhonTunes, our free music transfer and management tool, as our first freeware offering. KiwiGeeker’s mission is to make any user, upon first use of our software, feel like a data professional-in control, informed, and ready for anything. With KiwiG PhonTunes, sharing and managing music has never been easier,” says Beank Tong, the managing director of KiwiGeeker. “KiwiG PhonTunes makes our users the maestro of their own digital music environment in no time, with no hassle.”
Downloadable for Windows OS today, KiwiG PhonTunes resolves common music transfer issues, like iTunes library and playlist sync overwriting, and multiple device transfer limitations. Upon opening, KiwiG PhonTunes displays all available libraries on connected devices, iTunes, and on the PC’s hard disk in an organized library window. Transferring tracks or playlists along any of the available paths are as easy as a click of a button. In addition, users can create, manage, and migrate their own playlists between libraries and devices in seconds.
KiwiGeeker’s 10 years of individual R&D experience and expertise in PC data security laid the foundation for the robust data management experience of this freeware. With a mission to enable every user to freely handle complicated data cases and seize a better understanding of the ins-and-outs of data management (including security, data loss and prevention), KiwiGeeker hopes ultimately make the complex simple and the fussy easy anytime, anywhere.
For more information about KiwiG PhonTunes visit: http://www.kiwigeeker.com/freeware/phontunes.html .
Intelligent, clean, and fresh software solutions for music transfer and data recovery.
KiwiGeeker brings you fresh data solutions driven by the true geek spirit-with creativity and curiosity at the heart, upholding the values of innovation and independence each and every day. Backed by 10 years of research and development in PC data security with a focus on data recovery, KiwiGeeker’s solutions meet the needs of each user for any platform-Windows or Mac, PC or iOS. With this in mind, we assist users to independently accomplish challenging data management processes, including data recovery, music transfer and more.
To learn more or experience KiwiGeeker software and solutions, visit our website at http://www.kiwigeeker.com/ .
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artist Daniel Edwards depicts Jay Z as a Care Bear pal with Funshine Bear on the rap mogul’s shoulder wearing Leather Boxing Shorts from the Barneys New York collection, accompanied by six designer ornaments to be auctioned on eBay, with a share of the proceeds going to an organization that supports the ACLU’s policies against racial profiling. The work will be unveiled online this week, announced Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
“Jay Z cares,” said the artist, responding to Jay Z’s involvement with Barneys earlier this month to form an advisory council concerning racial profiling, as a result of the ongoing negative press surrounding Barneys’ racial profiling allegations following the release of Jay-Z’s BNY SCC: A New York Holiday Collection. “Jay Z also shared valuable insight regarding proposed guidelines for future interactions between Barneys and the NYPD,” added Edwards.
“With the Barneys controversy, I felt Jay Z was being victimized. He was the only person associated with Barneys who was being criticized for not breaking ties over their racial profiling policy, which is not fair,” said Daniel Edwards.
Edwards’s sculpture titled “Brooklyn Monument: Jay Z Cares,” depicts a smiling, Brooklyn cap-wearing Jay Z surrounded by the Care Bears in clothing from his collaboration with Barneys New York: Tenderheart Bear sits atop Jay Z’s head in a Barneys New York NYC NYC Tee; Do Your Best Bear wears the Mixed Exotics Brooklyn Cap by Just Don; Funshine Bear models En Noir Embroidered Leather Boxing Shorts; and Share Bear with Hublot Watch emblazoned belly wears The Elder Statesman Cashmere Ski Mask. The artist also created six holiday ornaments, which include a tribute to twerking, to be auctioned on eBay with a share of the proceeds going to an organization that supports the ACLU’s policies against racial profiling.
“A Brooklyn-conscious ‘celebpreneur’ hired Daniel to design a line of ornaments that Jay Z wanted to include with his collection, but Barneys New York wanted to feature only clothing,” said Cory Allen of Cory Allen Contemporary Art.
“We are still searching for an organization with which to share proceeds. We are inspired by the ACLU’s Campaign Against Racial Profiling,” said Cory Allen.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — To thank its loyal customers, EaseUS Software, the world’s leading data recovery solution provider, is holding a 2 week 50-percent-off discount for its MobiSaver solution; and also offers free WinxDVD Video Converter, to celebrate 2013 Thanksgiving Day.
With Thanksgiving Day coming up, EaseUS, a professional software developer for data backup, data recovery, and partition manager solutions with 9-plus years of experience, will hold a holiday 50 percent discount for its iPhone data recovery software – MobiSaver – and offer attractive bundles to reward its valued users. Specials run during November 22 to December 12, 2013.
MobiSaver is now upgraded to version 3.5, which empowers media data recovery, especially for photo recovery. No matter if you are a Windows or Mac user, as long as you have an iOS device in your hand, it is a good choice for you to own such an iPhone data recovery tool.
The key features of MobiSaver
* Recover seven text files and five media files: messages, contacts, photos, notes, videos;
* Support various data loss situations: Device damage, data deleted, system upgrade, etcetera;
* Two recovery modes: Recover from iTunes, Recover from iOS Device (in Normal Mode or DFU Mode).
Price and Availability
For Win: http://www.easeus.com/mobile-tool/iphone-data-recovery-pro.html .
For Mac: http://www.easeus.com/mobile-tool/iphone-data-recovery-pro-mac.html .
The Windows and Mac Version of EaseUS MobiSaver are priced at $79.95, and is 50 percent off from now to December 12, 2013.
What’s hot and eye-catching in this Thanksgiving “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday” promotions?
* MobiSaver for Windows and Mac: 50 percent off. Maybe you need the iPhone data recovery tool but it is expensive for you; now is a good time to grab one at great price. Windows and Mac users can choose suitable version respectively.
* Amazing bundle: help customers to save much money with special packages:
- Bundle 1: MobiSaver and EaseUS Phontunes, both of them are useful for Apple users, PhonTune can transfer music among iOS device, PC and iTunes.
- Bundle 2: MobiSaver for Mac and Data Recovery Wizard for Mac. The bundle is a complete and perfect data recovery solution for Mac users; with it, you can retrieve lost files from PC and iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
* Free gift for you: WinxDVD Video Converter. The program enables you to convert video to all mainstream formats such as 1080p multi-track high definition videos MKV, M2TS, MTS, AVCHD, MOD. As long as you buy any one of the above bundles, you can get free WinxDVD Video Converter.
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About EaseUS Software:
EaseUS Software is an innovative software developer which is dedicated to delivering the best software products and services for data security and storage management to the worldwide consumer and business market segments. Millions of people spread over 180 countries are now using EaseUS’ products and all speak highly of EaseUS’ software and service. For more information, please visit the EaseUS official website: http://www.easeus.com/ .
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Newly Advanced EaseUS PhonTunes Enables Apple Devices Users to Transfer Music from iPod to iTunes Easily
NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 7, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EaseUS, with ten-years of research and development experience in the field of data recovery, now newly promotes a brand new product – EaseUS PhonTunes – an iTunes music transfer software which enables all Apple device users to transfer music from Apple devices to iTunes, a computer and to import music from other devices to Apple devices. This is definitely a great breakthrough which makes it easy to transfer music from iPod to iTunes; not a troublesome issue but an easy and enjoyable fast process for music lovers.
This new music transfer software provides all Apple devices users a convenient method which is compatible with various OS such as iOS 7, supporting Windows 8.1/8/7, Vista and XP. It supports various Apple devices such as iPhone 5s/ 5c/ 4S/ 4, iPod 4/ 3/ 2 and iPad etc., being able to satisfy Apple devices users’ various needs such as how to transfer music from iPod to iTunes.
Commonly, transferring music between different facilities always seems easy for most music lovers but transferring music from Apple devices to iTunes or transferring music from iTunes to Apple devices is strictly restrained. And it’s not allowed to directly transfer music from iPod to iTunes or from other Apple devices to iTunes. But now EaseUS PhonTunes breaks this limitation which has troubled Apple users for a pretty long time. It provides a straight and direct transferring method for users, comparing music on Apple devices and iTunes with a music list, to select and transfer music from Apple devices to iTunes by clicking “Export to Tunes.”
Being different from other music transferring tools, EaseUS PhonTunes entitles Apple devices users more choice and a broader way to select exact songs to transfer instead of exporting all data or music files on iPod, iPhone or iPad to iTunes. Hence, it enables users to enjoy music from other devices such as some music files which could not be found on iTunes and EaseUS PhonTunes makes it possible to add music to Apple devices directly without any obstacles.
This great breakthrough is due to the new algorithm which was worked out by excellent and professional EaseUS researchers who are the essential part of producing such a fabulous software. The core feature of EaseUS PhonTunes is that it realizes the dream of music anywhere for music lovers, which produces three transferring paths to export or add music among different devices such as iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, My Computer or other devices such as MP3, CD, memory card etc. Syncing music is no longer the only path to share music on Apple devices and iTunes, EaseUS PhonTunes provides more interesting method to transfer music. Besides, this amazing music transfer tool thoroughly avoids the dilemma for overwriting the original data which may undoubtedly be encountered while syncing.
Music anywhere is no longer a slogan with EaseUS PhonTunes, which now makes it a reality with newly advanced technology and enables music lovers to transfer music from iPod to iTunes without any obstacles. Furthermore, this is a 100 percent clean and safe music transfer tool which makes music transferring process an even more interesting and enjoyable process but not a troublesome issue any more.
Supports iOS 7, iPhone 5s/5c, iPhone 4S/4, iPod 3/4/5 and iPad etc.
Supports Windows OS such as Windows 8.1/8, Vista and XP.
Applies to various storage media: computer, CD, USB dive, external hard drives, memory card and sticks.
Enables to add music from computer or other devices to iPhone, iPod and iPad.
Supports to transfer music iTunes or computer to Apple devices(iPhone, iPod and iPad etc.) with high efficiency and no obstacles will be encountered during the transferring process.
Pricing and Availability:
EaseUS PhonTunes is available right now at EaseUS Software’s website:
For Windows: http://www.easeus.com/mobile-tool/itunes-transfer.html .
For more info about EaseUS Software, please visit: http://www.easeus.com/ .
About CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd.:
EaseUS Software is an innovative software developer which dedicates to delivering the best software products and services of data security and storage management to the worldwide consumer and business market segments. Millions of people spreading over 180 countries are now using EaseUS’ products and all speak highly of EaseUS’ software and service. For more information, please visit: http://www.easeus.com/ .
“EaseUS” is the officially registered trademark of CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd. All other trademarks acknowledged.
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EaseUS Updates World’s First Free iPhone Data Recovery Software for Mac Users with Full iOS 7 Support for iPad 5
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 21, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EaseUS Software, the world’s leading data recovery solution provider today, announces the latest iteration of its powerful and comprehensive iPhone data recovery utility for Mac users – EaseUS MobiSaver Free for Mac. Just in time for Apple’s release of its iPad 5 and iPad Mini on Oct. 22, EaseUS MobiSaver Free for Mac works well to handle frequent data loss problems on the new iPad versions running iOS 7.
EaseUS MobiSaver Free for Mac is a free iOS data recovery software solution which allows users to recover lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch. It supports different kinds of data loss situations; for example: lost data due to accidental deletion, virus attack, iOS upgrade, register error, factory settings restoring, etc. With it, users can get back their lost files including photos, videos, text messages, call history, contacts, etc., in 2 simple steps.
EaseUS hopes to beat the market by supplying this free iPhone data recovery tool for Mac users. It can be fully trusted as it is as powerful as the Pro version, with a few minor differences (see link to information page, below). At present, many iOS data recovery software offerings only apply to the Windows OS system. MobiSaver stands out in the current market thanks to its application mode on the Mac OS platform.
EaseUS have enhanced the functions of EaseUS MobiSaver Free for Mac, aiming to offer high efficiency in video recovery from iOS devices.
“Quite often, users are stuck in the situation that their iPhone turns itself into DFU or Recovery mode after upgrading to iOS 7, and that possibly leads to data loss trouble. So we definitely hope this easy-to-use and powerful software would do the best to protect people’s precious memories and information,” says Dirk Jan of EaseUS. “Users can simply apply it to either Mac or Windows system and it’s completely free software. Simply connect the device to their computer and launch MobiSaver Free. Then find your lost data in a few seconds.”
About CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd.:
EaseUS Software is an innovative software developer dedicated to delivering the best software products and services of data security and storage management to the worldwide consumer and business market segments. Millions of people spreading over 180 countries are now using EaseUS’ products and all speak highly of our software and service. For more information, please visit EaseUS’ official website.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EaseUS, a leading data recovery software developer with 9+ years experience, recently announced its newly updated iPhone data recovery software – EaseUS MobiSaver 3.0. The new version comes with a significant update aiming to help both regular users and professionals get back lost data from an iPhone, especially from a “dead” iPhone – stuck on a blank boot screen or on the Apple logo and won’t start up properly – completely and fast with a few simple clicks.
EaseUS MobiSaver from EaseUS is an easy and fast iPhone data recovery solution that comes with super recovery ability to help iOS users – including those with minimal or no recovery experience – easily recover all lost data such as contacts, SMS, call history, notes, photos, videos, calendar, reminders and safari bookmarks in all kinds of data loss incidents.
For example, data loss due to update iOS device, accidental deletion, virus attack, factory setting reset, system crash, etc. For instance, it can recover deleted iPhone 4 SMS with a few simple steps.
EaseUS MobiSaver 3.0 comes with a major update to provide perfect recovery efficiency and speed. Adding an advanced recovery mode directly from iOS devices, the new updated version works perfectly well in the process of recovering data from a “dead” iPhone. Since the fact that Apple’s newly released iOS 7 hit a high download mark and some users experience data loss because iPhone cannot be switched on properly after upgrade failure, the release of the new updated iPhone data recovery software is good news for iPhone users who urgently need to recover their lost data.
- Fast and completely recover data lost due to iOS 7 upgrade failure.
- Safe and reliable. It won’t cause any damage to the lost data as well as iOS device.
- Recover lost data from iPhone/iPad/iPod touch with several simple clicks.
Pricing and Availability:
EaseUS MobiSaver 3 is available now at EaseUS Software:
About EaseUS Software:
EaseUS Software is an innovative software developer which dedicated to delivering the best software products and services for data security and storage management to the worldwide consumer and business market segments. Millions of people spreading over 180 countries are now using EaseUS’ products and all speak highly of EaseUS’ software and service. For more info about EaseUS Software, please visit: http://www.easeus.com/ .
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 30, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Event Planner Expo, presented by EMRG Media, is the premier networking opportunity for Event and wedding planners, marketing and corporate executives, business owners, PR professionals, and other insiders who plan and execute events. On October 2 from 3 – 8 p.m., more than 1,200 elite members of the event industry will come together at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street in NYC, representing millions of dollars in annual event budgets, bookings and sales.
Just in time for the holiday party season The Event Planner Expo will showcase 75+ venues and service providers from all around the local area including: Rentquest, Capitale, Dave and Busters, New York Water Taxi, Fig and Olive, JW Marriott, All generations Entertainment and many others. Attendees will experience live bands, DJs, food and beverage samplings, magicians, and other entertainment services — valuable connections for their upcoming corporate and client events this holiday season.
“You can bet that some of next year’s hottest events will happen because of connections made at this year’s Open House,” says Jessica Stewart, VP Marketing EMRG Media.
Attendees will be able to visit the VIP Lounge to learn from top event planning executives about the latest industry trends and what to look for in the year ahead, or they can land their next big deal in the Power Networking Suite. The main exhibit hall will house outstanding restaurants, bars, lounges, hotels, concert halls, boats/yachts, casinos, raw spaces and more will be on hand to show how they can help event planners bring their events to the next level in 2014.
“I am looking forward to participating in this event. As a new business owner in the events space, I am always looking for new contacts and ideas,” says Amy Zucchi-Justice, Co-founder and head of marketing/strategy at The Karlyn Group.
General Admission tickets are sold at $35 per person, and can be purchased at http://www.theeventplannerexpo.com/ .
About EMRG Media:
EMRG Media ( www.EMRGMedia.com ) is one of Manhattan’s premier event planning and marketing firms, with more than 15 years of experience in NYC. From high-impact PR campaigns to marketing outreach, event planning and execution, networking, custom publishing and more, EMRG Media is the go-to when you’ve got to get the word out.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Sept. 10, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pit Stop Players, a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, launch their fifth season with a concert of Halloween-themed music at Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 West 69th Street, on Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Founder and music director Joshua Rosenblum says, “This is a collection of great scary music from all genres, including unexpected re-imaginings and outrageous concert premieres. Be ready for some chills!”
The selections include themes from film (David Shire’s score to George Romero’s “Monkey Shines”), opera (Stephen Schwartz’s “Seance on a Wet Afternoon”), TV (Danny Elfman’s theme to “Tales From the Crypt”), musical theater (Rosenblum’s overture to his forthcoming musical “The Haunted Hotel”) and the concert hall (Kenji Bunch’s “Arachnophobia”).
WHAT: “The Pit Stop Players and the Pendulum”
WHEN: Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Christ & Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 120 West 69th Street, New York, N.Y.
TICKETS: $25 ($15 for students); children in costume free; SmartTix ( http://www.smarttix.com/show.aspx?showcode=PIT7 ); or CASH ONLY at the door.
INFO: Pit Stop Players – http://rosenblummusic.com/pitstop.html .
In addition, the concert will feature the concert premiere of “The Pit and the Pendulum” by Nox Arcana, the self-described American Neoclassical darkwave/dark ambient musical duo, and “Dinner Music for a Pack of Hungry Cannibals,” by American composer/inventor Raymond Scott.
The Pit Stop Players, who collectively have played in pit orchestras for over 130 Broadway productions, include Steve Kenyon, Marc Phaneuf, and Don McGeen, woodwinds; Chris Jaudes, trumpet; Wayne Goodman, trombone; Dan Culpepper, horn; Robin Zeh and Paul Woodiel, violins; Alissa Smith, viola; Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, cello; Grace Paradise, harp; Jeff Carney, bass; Gregory Landes, percussion; and Garah Landes, piano.
The players will be wearing Halloween costumes, and audience members are encouraged to come dressed for the occasion as well.
About The Pit Stop Players:
The Pit Stop Players, founded in 2009 by conductor/composer Joshua Rosenblum, is a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble comprised of some of New York’s top freelance musicians, commonly regarded as the best instrumentalists in the world. Repertoire includes arrangements and transcriptions of great pieces from the recent past (encompassing numerous genres), but the primary emphasis is on new compositions that are both challenging and immediately engaging, written and orchestrated specifically for the group by today’s most exciting creative talents.
Since their first concert in February 2010, the Players have performed works by Bernstein, Ginastera, Shostakovich, John Psathas, William Bolcom, Danny Elfman, Paul McCartney, and Freddy Mercury, among others, as well as world premiere compositions by Steven Burke, David Chesky, Gary William Friedman, Jamie Lawrence, Fay Wang, Steve Kenyon, Josh Schmidt, and Michael Starobin. Other highlights have included the group’s performance of “The Rite of Spring” in a specially-commissioned new chamber arrangement, as well as Rosenblum’s own “Young Person’s Guide to the Pit Stop Players,” with special guest narrator Cynthia Nixon.
Cited by “The New York Times” for their “flair,” “spirited readings,” and “playfully cohesive programs,” “making an hour-long serving of modern works not just palatable but enticing,” the Pit Stop Players have take their place at the cutting edge of New York’s cultural landscape, bringing exciting contemporary music to new audiences, and upending conventional assumptions about concert programming.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., July 9, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EaseUS Software, a leading provider of affordable backup, data recovery and storage management solutions for Windows environment, is pleased to announce its official distribution agreement with Lifeboat Distribution. Under the agreement, Lifeboat will distribute EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, EaseUS Todo Backup, and EaseUS Partition Master to its multinational network of resellers in the world, including U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Russia, etc.
EaseUS was founded in 2004 by a group of innovative technology pioneers, and specializes in data backup, storage management, data recovery and system clean for both Windows and Mac users in over 180 countries and areas. EaseUS products are now installed on millions of computers and servers worldwide.
“Our purpose is developing innovative software to protect data in a reliable and cost-effective manner,” said Liu Jien, CEO of EaseUS. “EaseUS is very glad to cooperate with Lifeboat Distribution. We are both confident to reach more customers and give them access to our best-of-breed data protection and management solution.”
Lifeboat Distribution services thousands of solution providers, VARs, systems integrators, corporate resellers, and consultants worldwide, helping them power a rich opportunity stream, expand their services revenues, and build profitable product and service businesses.
Resellers and solution providers interested in offering EaseUS solutions should contact Lifeboat by phone at +1.800.847.7078 (US), +1.732.389.0037 (International), +1.888.523.7777 (Canada), or +31.36.8200.236 (Europe), or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Lifeboat Distribution:
Lifeboat Distribution, a subsidiary of Wayside Technology Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSTG), is an international specialty software distributor for virtualization, security, application and network infrastructure, business continuity/disaster recovery, database infrastructure and management, application lifecycle management, and other technically-sophisticated products. Please visit http://www.lifeboatdistribution.com/.
About CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd.:
The company specializes in data recovery, backup software and partition manager. For Windows OS, its major products are Data Recovery Wizard, EaseUS Todo Backup and EaseUS Partition Master. For Mac OS, it has EaseUS Mac Data Recovery Wizard and CleanGenius. For more information, please visit http://www.easeus.com/ .
Interested in EaseUS Distributor/Reseller Cooperation, please visit http://www.easeus.com/partner/reseller.htm or contact email@example.com.
“EaseUS” is registered trademark of CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd. All other trademarks and service marks acknowledged.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., July 8, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VLP Law Group is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its East Coast corporate practice with the addition of Conrad Everhard, who joins as a partner in New York. Mr. Everhard is a senior corporate and transactional attorney with over twenty years of private practice experience and three years as General Counsel.
Mr. Everhard has significant M&A experience counseling publicly traded and private buyers and sellers in executing, structuring and negotiating complex buy-out, spin-off, joint venture and sale transactions in many industries, including financial services, software, telecom, alternative energy, automotive parts, paper packaging, textile and computer hardware. He has broad-based corporate finance experience, with particular emphasis in the private equity and venture capital sectors, and substantial corporate governance experience, including managing and counseling sophisticated boards of directors, overseeing stockholder actions and communications and resolving stockholder disputes.
“We are delighted to have Conrad join our Corporate and Emerging Growth practice,” said Christopher La Chance, head of the firm’s Corporate and Securities practice group. “His experience as General Counsel and the numerous complex transactions on which he has advised in private practice provide him a unique perspective that will benefit our clients and further enhance our East Coast capabilities.”
“Conrad’s addition, plus the recent addition of Marcus Wilkinson, further strengthens our New York and tri-state Emerging Growth practice and we are excited about the opportunities and additional expertise this will present to our client base,” said Martin Levenglick, VLP corporate partner and a member of the firm’s hiring committee.
Prior to joining VLP Law Group, Mr. Everhard was General Counsel for AE Polysilicon Corporation. Before that, he was in private practice in New York City for twenty-two years, with firms including Jones Day, Thelen & Reid, K&L Gates and Greenberg Traurig.
“I am very excited about joining VLP and being able to provide my clients with an innovative approach and cost-effective legal services, said Everhard. “I believe VLP offers my clients an excellent opportunity to receive outstanding legal service and an excellent technology platform.”
Mr. Everhard graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award in Securities Regulation and the Chicago Title Insurance Company Award in Real Property. He has a B.S.F.S. from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service. Mr. Everhard is a member of the New York, New Jersey and Florida Bars and has served on the board of advisors of Edison Innovation Fund, a venture capital fund created by the State of New Jersey (EDA) to assist high tech and life sciences businesses in New Jersey.
About VLP’s Corporate Practice:
VLP has a broad-based corporate practice which is focused on the representation of start-up, middle market and later-stage companies across a range of industries, sectors and technologies, including life sciences, medical devices, clean tech and alternative energy, software, internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, semiconductors, advanced materials, consulting and professional services and government services, among others. VLP’s corporate attorneys strive to understand our clients’ business and technology to allow us to better collaborate and provide advice with respect to ongoing operational and transactional matters
Our attorneys have an average of over ten years’ experience, much of it with large national and global law firms, and leverage that experience every day to deliver corporate legal services at a high level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness to VLP’s clients.
For more information regarding corporate-related legal services that VLP offers, please click on the following links: Emerging Growth & Start-Up Companies; M&A; and Securities & Capital Raising. We also provide counsel and assistance to our clients in a number of related areas, including executive and general employee compensation and employment matters and tax structuring and counseling.
Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, angel and venture capital financings, clean tech, retail, consumer product, commercial lending and real estate.
VLP has continued its strong growth, and is made up of noted attorneys with significant experience who believe VLP’s unique, client-oriented and cost-effective model is the best platform for their practice. Our partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace. Our lean model means that we can provide sophisticated, focused services to our clients, and we can do it at competitive rates.
VLP partners represent clients that vary in size from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions, nonprofits and individuals. We provide general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, employment, merger and acquisition, real estate, tax and other legal services. More information: http://www.vlplawgroup.com/ .
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NEW YORK, N.Y., June 27, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Designer Victoria McCooey announced today the launch of her signature line of accessories. Her designs feature wearable and home furnishing accessories embellished with the classic New Orleans symbol, the fleur-de-lis. The collection is opening with a line of fleur-de-lis embellished pashmina scarves, with beach sarongs and umbrellas to follow.
McCooey’s designs are available for purchase online through her website at http://www.victoriamccooey.com.
The Victoria McCooey pashmina is elaborately enhanced with hand-sewn metal charm designs in a silver-colored fleur-de-lis or bronze-colored crest. The scarf, 100 percent pashmina or pashmina/silk blend, measures 71 inches x 27 1/2 inches, and is delicately patterned in a tonal jacquard, each piece unique with its own inherent attributes. The charms are carefully hand-sewn onto one long edge of the scarf to create a captivating necklace effect when worn.
The scarf can be styled any number of ways: tied in front, draped over the shoulders, looped around the neck, or wrapped over the head a la Grace Kelly.
Victoria McCooey designs radiate casual and timeless elegance. Her accessories are adored by women of all generations for their femininity and sophistication.
“For me, it all started with my passion for the fleur-de-lis, an icon of New Orleans, my hometown,” says McCooey. “The symbol signifies both grace and power – I want fleur-de-lis in my home, on my jewelry, on my stationery – anywhere I can imagine. Starting an accessories line showcasing them was a natural progression.”
McCooey has spent many years as a fashion advertising executive and has seen a myriad of trends come and go. It was this exposure that led to her vision of understated yet dynamic design. She now lives on Long Island, New York (in a home filled with fleur-de-lis) with her husband, Patrick, her three sons, his two daughters and their dog, Harry.
Learn more at: http://www.victoriamccooey.com/ .
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Norton to stop selling Ghost – protect your data with free Norton Ghost alternative from EaseUS now!
NEW YORK, N.Y., June 26, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Many people might be shocked by this big news and more worried about their data security without the use of Norton Ghost in the future. EaseUS, as an innovative software developer for providing cost-effective solutions for data protection, today announced that it is the time to find a Norton Ghost alternative to ensure your data safety. EaseUS Todo Backup Free: a free Norton Ghost alternative is your best choice.
The Norton announcement: “An important update regarding Norton Ghost(TM). We’d like to share some important information with you, our valued Norton customer. As of April 30, 2013, Symantec will discontinue sales of Norton Ghost.”
This free Norton Ghost alternative is the reliable data backup and system disaster recovery software for home users. It protects your important data and stores your content with simple steps. EaseUS Todo Backup Free, wins a lot of awards from PCworld, Cnet, Softpedia, ToptenREVIEWS, etc. is the most safe, reliable and easy backup software.
Why EaseUS Todo Backup Free is the best Norton Ghost alternative?
* EaseUS Todo Backup Free is a totally free software solution while Norton Ghost is not free.
* EaseUS Todo Backup Free, to be your best choice of Norton Ghost alternative, wins a lot awards and prize.
* EaseUS Todo Backup Free is very user-friendly and easy-to-use. Just a few steps for whole backup process.
* Norton Ghost won’t have any new functions in the future, but EaseUS has always continued to improve and now it supports Windows 8.
* EaseUS provides highly-qualified customer service to quickly solve users’ troubles while Norton will stop its support on June 30, 2014.
Know more advantages of this free Norton Ghost alternative: www.todo-backup.com/products/home/free-backup-software.htm.
About CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd.:
EaseUS Software, is an innovative software developer dedicated to delivering the best software products and services of data security and storage management to the worldwide consumer and business market segments. Millions of people spreading over 180 countries are now using EaseUS’ products and all speak highly of our software and service. For more information, please visit http://www.easeus.com/ .
“EaseUS” is registered trademark of CHENGDU Yiwo Tech Development Co., Ltd.
“Norton Ghost” is the registered trademark of Symantec. All other trademarks acknowledged.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., April 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MarriageVisaHelp, a global visa consultancy specializing in family immigration, today announced that two important changes have recently been made by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) which will affect those applying for a UK spouse visa, UK fiancee visa, UK unmarried (de facto) partner visa and other family visas under the settlement category.
Effective 28 February 2013, anyone applying for a UK settlement marriage visa from the Philippines is now required to undergo a mandatory medical screening to show that they are free from active tuberculosis. The TB screening applies to anyone over the age of 11, while children under this age will need to be assessed by a designated panel physician as to whether they need to be fully tested or not.
All testing and assessment must be carried out by an approved clinic in the Philippines before submitting a UK fiancee or marriage visa application to the British High Commission in Manila. There are non-refundable fees associated with the testing.
The new immigration fees for UK family visa applications came into force on 6 April 2013. All settlement visa categories are rising in price to 851 pounds, an additional 25 pounds per visa issued. The relevant categories are the UK marriage (spousal) visa, UK fiancee visa, UK unmarried partner visa, UK civil partnership visa and also the proposed civil partner visa category. In-country postal further leave to remain (FLRm) applications based on marriage to a British Citizen or UK legal permanent resident, are also rising in price, but perhaps of most interest is a new fee of 375 pounds on top of any charges to anyone applying for a UK spouse or partner visa in person (same day service).
This will include a non-refundable appointment fee of 100 pounds and dependents will be charged separately in all cases. Applicants can use old UK visa application forms for 21 days following the increase, but these should be accompanied by the new fee.
MarriageVisaHelp (Marriagevisahelp.com) is a full-service immigration consultancy firm dedicated solely to marriage visas. The firm specializes exclusively in fiancee, partner and spouse immigration. MarriageVisaHelp senior immigration consultants have over 30 years of combined experience in family visas.
For more information, please visit:
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NEW YORK, N.Y., April 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eleanor Ettinger Gallery Chelsea announces “Disguises and Disappearances,” the premier New York exhibition of paintings by Jennifer Balkan and John McCarthy which explore the idea of identity both discovered and hidden. In paintings of daydreams and remembrances, the artists entreat us to wander through imagery that is evocative, quirky and sometimes melancholy.
Balkan paints women who are characters full of fantasy and attitude, adorned with French wigs, dark sunglasses and crowns of roses. Her painterly application and intensity of palette are a secondary life force accompanying her curious people and their fanciful existence. Enhancing the dream-like quality of her compositions are the runs and drips of paint that layer over her figures, highlighted by dollops of hot, saturated color.
McCarthy’s “Glass Series” is work born from abstractions conceived at a photographic level. Fascinating patterns and shapes make up the features almost as DNA constructs the person – disassembled, the identity unknown. The diffusion creates a distance between viewer and subject, in which the artist also implies the loss of a present reality. His are people who float in our consciousness on the edge of remembrance.
Balkan and McCarthy, while diverse in their approach create work that strikes a similar note of empathy and recognition, of layering and uncovering. Intricacy, dexterity and curiosity are the hallmark of these two extraordinary, contemporary painters who complement one another, as they challenge us to define what we see and feel.
“Disguises and Disappearances” will be on view from May 2 through June 1, 2013 at the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery Chelsea located at 511 West 25th Street, NY, NY. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information: http://www.eegallery.com/ .
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Jennifer Balkan (American) has been educated in both the arts and sciences. Her study of behavioral neuroscience, which culminated in a Ph.D. in sociology, informs her paintings with a developed eye into the complexities of human aspiration. Her transformation and education as a painter comes with the same focus on learning and thirst for knowledge, as did her love of science. She has been exhibiting her paintings across the U.S. for over a decade.
John McCarthy (British) received his degree in fine art from St. Martin’s College of Art in London. Though not a conventional portrait artist, his work has hung in the National Portrait Gallery in London, and he was the recipient of the Visitor Choice award at the BP Portrait competition. He has shown extensively in the UK and most recently begun to exhibit in the U.S.
- Image Caption 1: Balkan “Crown” oil on wood 26×24 inches.
- Image Caption 2: McCarthy “Untitled (Figure 2) acrylic on canvas, 41.5×33 inches.
NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marriage Visa Help, a global immigration consultancy specializing exclusively in family immigration with an emphasis on fiancee, partner and marriage visas, today announced that postal U.K. marriage visa applications made inside the U.K. can take up to 8 – 10 months to be processed by the UK Border Agency.
With the backlog figures recently released by the UK Border Agency (UKBA) – the backlog of postal further leave to remain (FLRm) applications in November 2012 was standing at well over 6,000 out of 10,805 applications made last year to June – it is small wonder that non-EEA/EU nationals wishing to obtain a U.K. marriage visa or partner visa to stay in the U.K. with their loved ones are not hopeful that their immigration applications will be cleared any time soon.
In response to complaints from many of the couples held in limbo, the Border Agency issued a statement: “Our reforms are working and we are bringing immigration back under control. Fluctuations in the number of applications can lead to visas temporarily taking longer to process. We will continue to address this, but we cannot compromise the security of our border.”
Some couples who have been waiting almost a year to have a decision on their U.K. marriage visa applications have resorted to invoking the Freedom of Information Act to find out where in the mass of paperwork their cases are currently languishing. Again, the UKBA have been tardy in their reply, one couple receiving a letter in which the Agency apologized for not reaching its own 20 day deadline for a response, but they would be hearing shortly. Over one hundred days after the letter was received, there is still no answer – not even another update. As people with “pending” applications in the pipeline are unable to work, volunteer, study or even visit their families in their home country, much hardship is being put upon people whose only wish is to live with their spouse or partner and contribute to the U.K. economy. Instead, they are a financial and emotional drain on their partner which in some cases is proving all but insupportable.
In January 2013, John Vine, chief inspector of borders and immigration, published a report which severely criticized the backlog in processing U.K. marriage and partner visas. Much of his attention was focused on significant delays in handling immigration appeals. Anyone trying to cope with the difficulties of getting through the red tape of the U.K. marriage visa application process without understanding the eligibility requirements is almost certainly doomed to fail. The fact that many of these unresolved cases involve couples who are professionals, sometimes even legal professionals who have a high degree of understanding – should be proof that the system is labyrinthine to an almost impossible degree.
In other news, the British Consulate in New York recently made the announcement that U.K. settlement visa applications which were previously processed in the United States, will now be processed by the UK Border Agency in Sheffield, U.K.. These changes apply to U.K. marriage visas, U.K. unmarried partner visas, U.K. fiancee visas and other related family applications made in the U.S. on or after 21 December 2012. Applicants who provided their biometric information before 21 December 2012 will still have their applications finalized in New York.
Concerns are being voiced that with the extra workload placed upon the UK Border Agency by the relocation of the applications from the New York office to the U.K. immigrant visa processing facility in Sheffield, a department which is already in trouble will sink completely. The applications being made in the U.S. from the end of 2012 will be added to the amount of in-country applications already outstanding and can only make the matter worse. Although it is often believed that changes such as these will have a detrimental effect on processing time and levels of customer service, the UK Border Agency has made reassurances that this will not be the case.
The U.K. marriage visa process for applicants in the U.S. has not actually changed at all, and so it is believed that U.K. settlement visa applicants will receive a decision in the same length of time. The U.K. settlement visa premium application service is also still available to applicants based in the U.S. and Canada.
Marriage Visa Help (Marriagevisahelp.com) is a full-service immigration consultancy firm dedicated solely to marriage visas. We specialize exclusively in fiancee, partner and spouse immigration. Our senior immigration consultants have over 30 years combined experience in family visas.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 6, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Drew Waters of Most Comfortable Shoes highlights his Top Picks for comfortable work shoes. According to Waters: “Finding comfortable work shoes can be the ultimate challenge. Not only does the ideal pair of shoes need to fit well; they need to complement your wardrobe, suit your company’s workplace attire, and give your feet support throughout the day. They should also look sharp and be in style. That’s a lot to ask from a single pair of shoes.”
Working in an environment that demands you stand or walk for long periods of time can take a toll on your entire body.
Waters, the founder of MostComfortableShoes.com, a consumer guide for comfortable shoes, suggests: “To avoid long-term health issues, make sure you shop for a pair of shoes that offers cushioning and support. It’s so important to start wearing supportive shoes that suit your occupation.” Thankfully, there are now many fashionable and ergonomic footwear options available for working women and men.
Whether you are looking for chic heels or non-slip shoes for a 10 hour restaurant shift, MostComfortableShoes.com offers their top 10 comfort picks for men and women in all categories; career, dress, casual, industrial. Trusted brands like Cole Haan, Sofft, Naot and Dansko offer shoes that ensure every part of your foot is supported for a genuinely comfortable experience in the workplace.
Mr. Waters suggests the following tips when shopping for comfort work shoes:
1. Before you commit to a style, try on and walk around in the shoes that you plan on wearing for eight hours or more a day. Free shipping and free returns from online shoe stores make this a simple at-home option.
2. For women, try to avoid ultra high heels and pointy shoes with a narrow toe-box. The less space for your toes, the more pressure is placed on your forefoot and the greater chances of developing neuromas or bunions.
3. Avoid slide-on, open-back footwear that requires constant toe gripping. This can lead to foot tension and hammer toes. Find a style with straps or an enclosed back that keep the shoes attached to your feet so your toes do not have to work all day long.
4. If your ankles wobble in heels, you need a wider-shaped heel offering more stability. Look for a heel of no more than 2 1/2 inches and a cushioned footbed. This will offer maximum support and improve the state of your feet, knees, and back.
5. When you find that elusive pair of comfort shoes, buy 2 pairs.
To see the lists of top 10 picks in comfortable work shoes, visit: http://mostcomfortableshoes.com/comfortable-womens-dress-shoes/ .
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Blue Hill Troupe Presents New Production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado’ to Benefit the GO Project
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 23, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Blue Hill Troupe, Ltd. (www.bht.org), the only musical theater group in New York City to donate its net proceeds to charity, will unveil a new production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “The Mikado” with full orchestra, April 12-20, 2013 at El Teatro of El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue at 104th Street). Proceeds from “The Mikado” will benefit the GO Project (www.goprojectnyc.org).
Considered by many to be the gem of the Gilbert & Sullivan canon, “The Mikado” is an irresistible concoction of rapturous melody, witty satire, and exotic locale, peopled with unforgettable characters. Tickets range in price from $28 to $100 and are available online at http://www.bht.org or by calling 866-811-4111. Payment in excess of $20 per ticket is tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.
The GO Project is committed to closing the achievement gap for families who have children struggling in New York City Public Schools. For 44 years, GO has provided essential academic and family support services to under-resourced, underperforming public school children in lower Manhattan.
The Blue Hill Troupe is currently accepting proposals for its charity partner for the 2014-2015 season. Visit http://bht.org/charityselect.php for further information.
“The Mikado” is directed by Gary Slavin, whose recent Off Broadway credits include “Show Choir! – The Musical” and the hit political revue “Bush Is Bad.” Musical direction is by Zachary Schwartzman, an assistant conductor with the American Symphony Orchestra.
Since 1924, the Blue Hill Troupe has produced a large-scale Gilbert & Sullivan operetta every spring, with lavish production values and full orchestra. Each year, the net proceeds benefit a different New York City charity, with the impressive total donated approaching $4 million. Prior charities include “I Have A Dream” Foundation(R) – New York Metro Area (2012), The Carter Burden Center for the Aging (2011), The New York Foundling (2010), and Inwood House (2009).
The all-volunteer Blue Hill Troupe has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall. For fifteen years, they presented a concert in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Concerts and Lectures series, and they continue to concertize in venues around the city.
In its 89-year history, the Blue Hill Troupe has produced the entire Gilbert & Sullivan canon, including “Thespis,” the pair’s first collaboration, to which Sullivan’s score has been lost. In June 2008, the Blue Hill Troupe presented a concert version of “Thespis,” with a new score by Grammy Award-winning composer and record producer Thomas Z. Shepard. In 2005, the Blue Hill Troupe was honored with three awards at the 12th Annual International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival in Buxton, UK, for its innovative production of the G&S rarity, “The Grand Duke.”
The Blue Hill Troupe accepts applications for membership each fall. For more information, visit http://bht.org/join.php .
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — James Allen’s new website provides a genuine alternative to the outdated practices of other online jewelers. By empowering customers with the ability to view actual diamonds, James Allen is bringing a new era of transparency to online diamond retail.
The major innovation is James Allen’s exclusive never-before-seen Diamond Display Technology™, which magnifies diamonds more than 15X in high-resolution and lets users interact with diamonds in 360 degrees. Now, customers can truly experience a diamond’s beauty, shape, cut, color, clarity and sparkle all from the comfort of their homes.
“When purchasing an engagement ring, the diamond you choose makes all the difference… and it needs to be seen. A grading certificate is not enough because it cannot describe a diamond’s beauty and sparkle. Some online retailers try to ‘describe’ their diamonds, but do you really want to buy something so meaningful without seeing it first?” says David Berkovits, Marketing Director at James Allen.
James Allen has built an enduring reputation as an affordable luxury jewelry brand with exceptional customer service. James Allen only sells the highest quality diamonds, at the lowest possible prices, and backs every sale with its ‘Risk-Free Retail‘ policy. James Allen’s Risk-Free Retail policy includes a 100 percent full refund, free 60-day returns, a lifetime warranty, a lifetime upgrade option, 24/7 customer service and free shipping.
“Our new Diamond Display Technology™ puts you in complete control of the diamond buying process and we are the only jeweler in the world to offer this level of transparency. We believe that a diamond is much more than just a commodity and we want you to feel confident that the diamond you buy is the one your heart intended to have.”
James Allen has expanded its variety of diamonds to include a wide selection of beautiful, rare Canary, Pink, Green, Orange, Blue and Chocolate Brown fancy color diamonds. These magnificent stones are frequently sought after by collectors, yet James Allen’s competitive prices make fancy color diamonds accessible to consumers who are shopping within a budget as well.
Additionally, James Allen now offers natural gemstones as an alternative center stone. Currently, customers can choose from a variety of Pink Sapphires, Yellow Sapphires, Blue Sapphires, Red Rubies and Green Emeralds, and the collection will continue to expand throughout the year.
The rebranded site also features The James Allen Collection – an exclusive hand-crafted line of engagement rings created by top designers to complement any style and budget. These unique designs are an exciting new addition to the James Allen brand.
“As the leader in online Diamond Display Technology™, we are already working on the future generation of display technologies that will be introduced later this year,” says Gil Weiner, James Allen’s IT manager.
For details, please visit http://www.JamesAllen.com/ .
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From Charles Ives to Paul McCartney, Broadway Musicians Offer ‘Snapshots’ in PIT STOP PLAYERS’ 2013 Winter Concert
NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pit Stop Players, a twelve-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, will present its third annual “Snapshots” concert on Monday, February 11, at 7:30 p.m., at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.
WHAT: Pit Stop “Snapshots III”
WHEN: Monday, February 11, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street.
TICKETS: $25 ($15 for Students and Members) at (212) 864-5400 or http://symphonyspace.org .
INFO: http://www.symphonyspace.org/event/7291-pit-stop-p… .
The group members will perform pieces by Charles Ives, Ernesto Lecuona (“the Cuban Gershwin”), Jeff Levine, David Wolfson, and John McLaughlin (of the fusion group Mahavishnu Orchestra), and Joshua Rosenblum, the group’s founder and music director. The program will also feature an arrangement of Paul McCartney’s James Bond title song “Live and Let Die,” and a set of variations on “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”
“I think we’re the only group in town that covers this much ground stylistically,” said Rosenblum. “On this concert we go from contemporary classical to pop to jazz to fusion. That way, if you don’t like a piece, just give us a few minutes, and we’ll be on to something completely different.”
The Pit Stop Players, who collectively have played in pit orchestras for over 100 Broadway productions, include Ed Matthew, woodwinds; Steve Kenyon, woodwinds; Chris Jaudes, trumpet; Wayne Goodman, trombone; Dan Culpepper, horn; Robin Zeh, violin; Paul Woodiel, violin; Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, cello; Jeff Carney, bass; Greg Landes, percussion; Garah Landes, piano; and Joshua Rosenblum, piano.
Rosenblum, who founded the Pit Stop Players in 2009 as a means of giving Broadway musicians a chance to climb out of the pit and take center stage, says that nearly any genre is fair game for their programs. However, the primary emphasis is on new compositions and arrangements, written and orchestrated specifically for the group.
Rosenblum, who was trained as a classical pianist, has led the orchestras for thirteen Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including “Wonderful Town,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “The Music Man,” “Miss Saigon,” and “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” He is also the composer/creator of BUSH IS BAD, the hit Off Broadway satirical revue, and the composer/co-lyricist of “Fermat’s Last Tango” and “Einstein’s Dreams.” His instrumental music has been recorded on two CDs: “Impetuosities” and “Sundry Notes,” both on the Albany Records label.
Rosenblum has written pieces on commission for Phil Smith, principal trumpeter of the New York Philharmonic; Ethel, America’s premiere post-classical string quartet; and the Chase Brock Experience dance troupe, among many others. He teaches Composing for Musical Theater at Yale University, his alma mater, and was recently awarded a grant from the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C., as part of the American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation.
Videos on YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/pitstopplayers/videos?… .
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to a new report from Thintri, Inc. (www.thintri.com), scarcity of wireless bandwidth is creating extraordinary opportunities in bandwidth leasing, particularly in wireless systems.
The global telecommunications industry faces an imminent crisis in growth of mobile data traffic, and its inability to meet growing demand with the industry’s present (and planned) infrastructure. Wireless carriers compete on the basis of coverage and performance, and both are at risk in the near future.
In response to exponential growth of data traffic over cellular networks, network operators are looking at new, alternative approaches to managing congestion, because the pace of building out new networks is insufficient to keep up with bandwidth demand. Already the incidence of dropped cellular calls has increased markedly.
Carriers are adjusting their business models, expanding coverage areas, deploying 4G and LTE networks, taking advantage of picocells and femtocells and most importantly, they are beginning to offload data traffic onto other networks, primarily WiFi. And yet, these measures will likely prove inadequate.
It is this dire need for carriers to find bandwidth quickly that has presented some unique business opportunities which are analyzed in the Thintri report.
While data traffic migrates from basic-feature handsets and home gateways to a new generation of smartphones, tablets and laptops/netbooks, emergent market drivers are also making themselves felt. Education, healthcare and business, to name just a few, are rapidly moving toward greater use of mobile data.
For example, one of the greatest disruptive influences emerging in mobile networks is machine-to-machine (M2M) data traffic, namely, the communications between electronic devices without human intervention. This “Internet of things” will present an enormous source of wireless bandwidth demand from widely proliferating wireless sensors, electronics connected to power, energy, transportation and communication infrastructures, healthcare devices, manufacturing systems, household appliances and other types of hardware.
A problem the world over is bringing broadband access to those who have been left behind because of geography, limited resources and lack of proximity to digital infrastructure. Wired solutions do not generally reach locations of low population density, which has left many rural populations underserved or unserved. The unserved/underserved market in the U.S. is 3 to 6 percent of the population, almost all in rural locations. In many nations, the percentage is much higher.
The focus in reaching such customers is on wireless technology which will serve to extend existing fiber or other fixed wired networks outside the ranges where they can be profitably deployed.
The use of wireless links to extend fiber networks present a significant opportunity even in more heavily populated areas, where fiber networks are established but nevertheless remain inaccessible for many.
The way out of the current crisis lies on a path similar to that taken by optical fiber network providers. An entire industry has sprung up around businesses setting up links and networks offering dark fiber and wavelength services, often for the sole purpose of selling or leasing this capacity. End users then lease or purchase optical fiber links already in place, or merely lease specific wavelengths on existing “lit” fibers or simply portions of a fiber cable’s capacity.
Emerging technologies such as TV white space and millimeter waves will be key components in bringing a similar model to bear on wireless networks, where wireless links can be set up for the purposes of offloading wireless data traffic from 4G /LTE networks, or simply to lease capacity, or entire links, to anyone who needs it. Both major carriers and smaller firms, similar to those managing dark fiber and wavelength services, are well situated to offer solutions specifically designed to address the burgeoning wireless bandwidth demand.
Bandwidth leasing in the coming bandwidth crisis presents an unusual opportunity for industry participants and other investors. “Opportunities in Broadband Leasing” presents an analysis of those opportunities, provides a survey of the imminent bandwidth crunch, its driving forces, the response of the telecommunications industry, a detailed discussion of potential alternatives and their markets, and demand for wireless broadband leasing over the decade. Forecasts are provided out to 2020.
About Thintri, Inc.:
Founded in 1996, Thintri, Inc. (www.thintri.com), is a full-service consulting firm, based in New York and directed by J. Scott Moore, Ph.D.
Thintri’s services include business intelligence, market research, technology transfer and technology assessment, and in-depth, off-the-shelf market studies on promising emerging technologies. Topics of focus have included communications, aerospace, medical and industrial imaging, photonics, materials and coatings, semiconductor devices, manufacturing, industrial logistics, security, thermal management, energy, and a host of others.
For more information, visit http://www.thintri.com/ or call 914-242-4615.
J. Scott Moore
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — It may be hard to believe, but the time to think about summer camp is now – especially for parents of children with special needs. Camps open registration in the winter, and space and financial assistance is limited. By March, many camps are already full. Parents can meet experts from over 70 summer programs serving children and teens with special needs at the FREE 28th Annual RCSN Special Camp Fair on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, entrance on Columbus Ave./W. 60th St. Manhattan).
Over 4,000 people attend the Fair every year. The Fair is presented by Resources for Children with Special Needs, (212) 677-4650 ext. 18, www.resourcesnyc.org .
Representatives from over 70 summer programs will help parents and professionals plan successful summer experiences for children with disabilities, including those who need special supports. Summer camp is a critical way to help close the “summer learning gap.”
The Fair will feature both day camps (New York City) and sleepaway camps (Tri-State area). The Fair will also offer information on tutoring programs, travel programs, remedial education programs, volunteer and job opportunities, and early childhood programs. Spanish and sign language interpreters will be available.
Visitors to the Fair will receive a free digital copy of RCSN’s “Camps 2013 Directory.” More information is available at http://resourcesnyc.org/event/camps2013 .
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2012 Battalia Winston Survey Finds Corporate Holiday Parties are Making a Comeback; Executive Search Firm’s Study Reflects Economic Improvements
NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More companies will revisit their tradition of holding holiday parties this year, according to the 24th annual survey of corporate America’s holiday party plans conducted by Battalia Winston, a leading global executive search firm.
An astounding 91 percent of the companies polled will have parties this year, up from 74 percent in 2011, 79 percent in 2010, 81 percent in 2009, 81 percent in 2008 and 85 percent in 2007.
Holiday parties were held by 95 percent of companies in 1988, the first year of the survey, and an all-time high of 97 percent was recorded in 1996 and in 1997, all years when the economy was robust.
“From the beginning the study has been a reliable barometer of both prevailing economic conditions and corporate confidence,” said Dale Winston, Battalia Winston’s Chairwoman and CEO.
“Despite the challenging economic environment, it seems that companies are moving back to a state of normality,” said Winston. “Parties are still the last vestige of company sociability.”
2012 Survey Findings:
* Who’s partying? We surveyed 105 companies and saw a significant increase compared to last year’s results (in 2011, 74 percent of companies hosted parties). This year, 96 out of 105 (91 percent of companies polled) will have some kind of holiday party.
* Why have parties? Nearly half (42 percent) are doing so to build employee morale, while about a third (33 percent) are holding a party to celebrate 2012 as a good year and 7 percent to show employees and clients that they are optimistic about next year. 18 percent of companies selected “other,” and the breakdown for “other” is as follows: 10 percent are hosting parties because of tradition, 4 percent are hosting parties simply because they like to, 3 percent say it’s “the right thing to do,” and 1 percent are doing so to honor retirees.
* Why no party? Of the 9 percent of companies not holding a holiday party this year, 1/3 (33.33 percent) said they had employees in several different locations, 1/3 (33.33 percent) said their employees were simply not that interested in attending corporate parties & 1/3 (33.33 percent) will give their employees something else in lieu of a party (2 days off, destination trip, etc.)
* Who will be invited? More than half (64 percent – 1 percent will include retirees) of the parties will be for employees only, while 29 percent will be held for both employees and their families (1 percent will allow the employees’ spouses only) and 7 percent will host employees, their families and friends of the firm.
* The budget: Conservatism still rules; 100 percent of companies said that their party will be the same as previous years – as opposed to more modest or more lavish.
* When & where? Of the companies holding parties, slightly more than 1/3 (34 percent) will be held in the evening, 43 percent will be at lunch and 14 percent selected “other.” Some companies indicated what their “other” entails: a 4-day trip, brunch, weekend trip to Vegas, company children’s party, afternoon party and the choice of a $100 gift card or one day off. Nearly half (40 percent) of the celebrations will be held in a restaurant, 29 percent at the office, 17 percent at a hotel and 14 percent selected other (20 percent will be a surprise, 20 percent will be in a “remote break area,” 40 percent will be in an external location/functional space and 20 percent will be at a country club.
* Drink up — if you can: Drinks will be served at most (79 percent) parties, but nearly one-in-four (21 percent) will be alcohol-free.
* Holiday charity efforts: While about half (51 percent) of the companies are donating money or goods (up from 39 percent last year, 47 percent in 2010, 66 percent in 2009, and 74 percent in 2008), employees at 16 percent of the firms will be doing volunteer work. 28 percent of the companies aren’t involved in holiday charitable activities. Some of these activities include Toys for Tots, Blood Drives, etc. 5 percent indicated other charity efforts will be made, such as sending holiday cards and matching funds.
* Employee morale: A majority (69 percent) of companies are taking steps to boost employee morale for the year to come (e.g. flexible work schedules, performance incentives, pay raises, team building/training, etc.), leaving only 12 percent of companies that have no such plans. 19 percent were unsure. Last year, almost half (48 percent) of the respondents planned morale boosting actions, which is a 43.75 percent increase.
The survey also asked, “How do you expect your company to perform in 2013?” A majority of companies (66 percent) report they’re on track to grow and hire; 24 percent anticipate staying the same and 10 percent are uncertain. None of the surveyed companies are expecting or planning to consolidate. Last year (2011), only 48 percent of companies were on track to grow and hire.
Has optimism replaced much of last year’s caution? “We believe this year’s increase in holiday parties reflects stabilization as opposed to a positive outlook for 2013,” said Winston. “Boosting employee morale is also a driver in the increase of holiday parties.”
The 2012 Battalia Winston nationwide survey was conducted among a cross-section of 105 companies.
About Battalia Winston:
Battalia Winston has been successfully meeting client needs in executive recruitment for almost 50 years and is currently ranked as one of the nation’s 12 largest retained executive search firms, as well as one of the world’s largest woman-owned search firms. Headquartered in New York City, the firm also has offices in New Jersey, Boston, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Battalia Winston is an agile and uniquely flexible firm and their culture is focused on providing highly personalized, responsive client service.
More information: http://www.battaliawinston.com/ .
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Nov. 15, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dental equipment manufacturer Pelton & Crane will feature a new competitive dental operatory light display at the 88th Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). The GNYDM, which takes place from November 23-28, is the largest healthcare and dental event in the United States.
The hands-on display, which will feature the Helios family of dental lights, allows doctors to compare Helios lights to other dental lights on the market. The operatory light display demonstrates how Helios lights provide an ideal light pattern, maximum shadow reduction and ease of use. The showcase was first revealed at the American Dental Association (ADA) Annual Session in October.
The Pelton & Crane display will be located at Booth # 3811. The booth will feature various Pelton & Crane dental equipment, including Helios lighting, the Spirit series dental chairs, Renaissance and Classic dental cabinetry and dental sterilization equipment.
Pre-registration is free for all dental professionals and their guests. For more information on the GNYDM and registration details, please visit http://www.gnydm.com/ .
Pelton & Crane, a leading dental equipment manufacturer, brings over 100 years of innovation and quality to the dental industry. Pelton & Crane offers a complete line of dental equipment including dental chairs, dental lights, dental cabinets and more. For more information, please visit http://www.pelton.net/ .
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New York City Non-Profit to host Michael Alan’s ‘Living Installation’ Friday, November 9 at ABC NORIO
NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Art for Progress (AFP), a NYC 501(c)3 nonprofit, is proud to announce it is hosting artist Michael Alan’s “Living Installation: Family Misfit Healing” on Friday, November 9 at ABC NORIO in NYC’s Lower East Side.
The epic art performance piece which has been featured in The Huffington Post, Marie Claire, Gothamist, Hyperallergic and many others, is the creative genius of artist Michael Alan. As described by Alan, “The Living Installation Project is a human activist art mission. The goal is to reinforce that humans are living installations by creating a space for people to open up and come together, and that all are equal through the process of creating art.”
After eight years of creating performance art, Michael Alan was recently severely injured and suffered major spinal damage as well as a concussion. His injuries have affected his ability to walk and perform.
Despite his physical challenges, “The Living Installation Project” will return November 9 at ABC NORIO for a special eight-hour healing show.
Family Misfit Healing: No matter how different and odd we might be, we all have the power to heal. Alan, while healing after intense spinal surgery, will team up with seven performers to create a world based on acceptance and growth. A strong and dynamic family portrait will be born, created from scratch. The eight-hour mega show, a true experience/happening, will be an escape where guests can do whatever they choose. The space will start with nothing, where Alan, seated, will build a world around him from start to finish with an eight-person tableau; nude and then dressed with everything under the sun; birthed and animated with pure emotion.
Prerecorded music collaborations with Ariel Pink, Meredith Monk, Geneva Jucuzzi, Japanther, Jello Biafra, The Krays, Japanther, Odd Nosdam, Vas Deferens Organisation, R. Stevie Moore, Walter Steding, Neke Carson, Kenny Scharf, Jeff and Jane Hudson and so many more.
It’s a happening. Come have fun, watch, get lost in the creation. Hang out, draw, write, create. Come and go as you want, and be a part of it!
Live Music by Tim” Love” Lee and Michael Alan Alien.
Performed by Michael Alan, Rose Lou, Dave Modelo, Allene La Spina, Garry E Boake, Genevieve Snow, and Tim “Love” Lee.
When: Friday, November 9 at ABC NORIO.
Where: 156 Rivington Street New York, NY 10002.
Time: 7 p.m. – Unknown.
Guests are welcome to BYOB.
Tickets are $20 and can be purchased in advance http://www.michaelalanart.com/art/upcoming-project… or at the door.
About Michael Alan:
For Michael Alan, art is a combination of harmonious opposites, close observation, catharsis, a means of communication and a radical juxtaposition of dimensional elements. He challenges everything: concepts of figure, composition, media and movement, including his own. Exploring the ambiguity of time and history, Alan’s work focuses on cross-breeding and the relationship of destruction and creation.
Alan was born in the summer of 1977, during the New York City blackout. His work has been featured in five New York solo shows and over 200 group shows. His work has been discussed in over 200 publications, books and media sources, including the New York Times, NBC’s Today Show, Marie Claire Italia, Art+Auction, the New York Post, Fox Channel 5, the Village Voice’s “Best in Show,” Time Out New York, Hyperallergic, Curbs and Stoops, and Cacao Magazine.
About Art for Progress:
Art For Progress (AFP) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization committed to the cultivation and support of emerging artists working in diverse genres: the visual arts, fashion, music, film, and new media. Based in New York City, AFP seeks to increase the visibility of talented artists, to raise the awareness of the importance of arts education in public schools, and to support those same arts through its arts education program. Learn more at: http://www.artforprogress.org/ .
“Alan’s work and style of organizing his installations and exhibits is unarguably infused with his years of work as an outsider-artist, his passion for expression, his years of promoting music, and his love of collaboration.” – Huffington Post.
“The Living Installation brings everyone from artists sketching to club kids to the wealthiest gallery owner to a kid from the projects. Much like Keith Haring drawing with chalk on the subway posters, Michael Alan’s Living Installation is all about accessibility of art.” – Crudo Magazine.
“I am Michael Alien, an alien who wants good and to exist with a twist of chaos and a big splash of toxic paint!” – Art Info.
More information: http://www.michaelalanart.com/art/upcoming-project… .
* Photo Caption: A photo from a past “Living Installation” performance. Photo by Joseph Meloy Meloy.
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Marriagevisahelp.com, a global immigration consultancy specialising exclusively in family immigration, today announced that recent changes to U.K. immigration rules affect fiancee, partner and marriage visa applications made under the settlement category after 9th July 2012.
A number of changes to the U.K. settlement visa application process came into effect on 9th July 2012. The changes to the U.K. immigration Rules apply to individuals from outside the European Economic Area wishing to join their settled partner in the U.K. on a marriage, fiancee or de facto partner visa. The new threshold amount for sponsoring a foreign partner with no children is £18,600 (the level at which a couple would not receive income related benefits in the U.K.). If a foreign fiancee, partner or spouse has one dependent that is being sponsored for a settlement visa at the same time as the main applicant this amounts to a total of £22,400 (£24,800 for two children, £27,200 for three et cetera).
It is the view of many U.K. immigration professionals that the government has made the visa application process needlessly complex. It has been reported that many couples struggle to meet the new minimum income threshold criteria which results in an increased number of U.K. settlement visa applications being refused on financial grounds. The U.K. Border Agency officials have been instructed to refuse an incomplete application without reference to the applicant or their sponsor. The documents provided at the time of submission are the only documents that will be considered. In most cases the U.K. Border Agency will not accept any additional supporting documentation sent later in the process by post, email or fax unless specifically requested by the examining entry clearance officer (ECO) in order to make a final determination of eligibility.
Other changes are equally harsh and many people will fall foul of the new stringency as anyone applying who is unprepared to meet the new guidelines on revised language, the Life in the U.K. test or other requirements. The two year marriage or relationship rule has now been extended to five years. In some cases this will mean that the U.K. family immigration process will become so long and costly. If for some reason an applicant fails to fill in forms correctly or cannot meet the new more stringent qualification requirements, the visa application, whether a partner visa, a U.K. marriage visa or a fiancee visa made under settlement category, will be automatically refused. The U.K. Border Agency has instructions to follow the new guidelines to the letter and in many cases this will result in a perfectly genuine case with some relevant supporting documents missing being refused on financial or other grounds.
Most people working in the field of immigration administration agreed before 9th July 2012 that there was a very real need for changes to be made to the regulations overseeing visa applications to the U.K. However, few expected that these changes would make things much worse for prospective immigrants who were trying to join a family member already settled in the country. The rules have been tightened to such an extent that even a very devoted family will now find it difficult to live together in Britain.
With these changes in mind, it is certainly fair to say that compiling the required paperwork for a U.K. settlement fiancee, partner or marriage visa application can be very stressful, especially when a foreign applicant and their U.K. sponsor have no experience dealing with the immigration authorities. With immigration law becoming ever more complicated, MarriageVisaHelp.com decided to stay dedicated to gaining marriage visas in order to deliver the best possible service in this complex field. Professional visa consultants understand the issues faced by couples and families who wish to reunite in the U.K., and the challenges of the British immigration system.
Marriagevisahelp.com is a full-service immigration consultancy that is solely dedicated to obtaining marriage visas. We specialise exclusively in family immigration with an emphasis on fiancee, de facto partner and spousal visas. Our senior immigration consultants have over 30 years’ combined experience in successfully handling family visa cases. All are appropriately trained to provide up-to-the-minute legal advice and to represent clients in their country of specialisation, with foreign languages spoken including Spanish, Chinese, Thai, Tagalog, Japanese, Urdu, and Russian.
For more information, please visit: http://www.marriagevisahelp.com/ .
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 1, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Pit Stop Players, a fourteen-member instrumental ensemble composed of veteran Broadway pit musicians, launch their fourth season with a concert of creepy classics and petrifying premieres at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music on Monday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Founder and music director Joshua Rosenblum says, “This is a collection of great scary music you’ve never heard, except for one piece you’ve definitely heard, but never knew what it was. Plus, the world premieres are going to be amazing.”
WHAT: Pit Stop Players: Paranormal Activities
WHEN: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Benzaquen Hall.
450 West 37th Street, New York, NY.
TICKETS: $25 ($15 for students) www.SmartTix.com (CASH ONLY at the door).
INFO: http://rosenblummusic.com/pitstop.html .
The selections include themes from film (Louis Levy’s Theme from “Sabotage”), Broadway (George Lessner’s “Ride of the Headless Horseman” from “Sleepy Hollow”), cartoons (Raymond Scott’s “Powerhouse”) and the concert hall (Anatole Lyadov’s “Baba Yaga”). In addition, the concert features three world premieres, including Ray Luedeke’s “Hard Right,” Rosenblum’s “Zombies Eating Pie,” and a piece as yet untitled by Fay Wang.
The Pit Stop Players, who collectively have played in pit orchestras for over 120 Broadway productions, include Ed Matthew, Steve Kenyon and Don McGeen, woodwinds; Neil Balm, trumpet; Wayne Goodman, trombone; Dan Culpepper, horn; Robin Zeh and Paul Woodiel, violins; Alissa Smith, viola; Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf, cello; Pete Donovan, bass; Gregory Landes and Andrew Beall, percussion; and Garah Landes, piano.
The players will be wearing Halloween costumes, and audience members are encouraged to come dressed for the occasion as well.
Composer, conductor and pianist Joshua Rosenblum has led the orchestras for thirteen Broadway and Off Broadway shows, including “Wonderful Town,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “The Music Man,” “Miss Saigon,” and “Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” which returns to Madison Square Garden this fall. He is also the composer/creator of “Bush is Bad”, the hit Off Broadway satirical revue, and the composer/co-lyricist of “Fermat’s Last Tango,” “Einstein’s Dreams,” “Garbo and Me,” and the forthcoming “The Haunted Hotel.” His instrumental music has been recorded on two CDs: “Impetuosities” and “Sundry Notes,” both on the Albany Records label. Rosenblum has written pieces on commission for Philip Smith, principal trumpeter of the New York Philharmonic; Ethel, America’s premiere post-classical string quartet; and the Chase Brock Experience dance troupe, among many others. He teaches Composing for Musical Theater at Yale University, his alma mater, and was recently awarded a grant from the Signature Theatre in Washington, D.C., as part of the American Musical Voices Project: The Next Generation.
Born in New York City, composer Ray Luedeke has lived at various times in Japan, in Austria, and in Canada, where he was Associate Principal Clarinet with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. In 2010 his Odyssey ended when he returned home to NYC to devote himself full-time to composing and to promoting his music theater company, “Voice Afire Pocket Opera and Cabaret.” Recordings of his music include “Shadow Music” with the Louisville Orchestra, “The Transparency of Time” with pianist Andre LaPlante and the Winnipeg Symphony, “The Moon in the Labyrinth” and “The Lyre of Orpheus” with harpist Judy Loman and the Orford String Quartet, “Brass Quintet” with the New Mexico Brass Quintet, “Circus Music” with the Hannaford Street Silver Band, and “Ah, Matsushima!” with violin/marimba duo Jacques and Michael Israelievitch. Quartetto Gelato has recorded Ray’s brilliant arrangement of Maurice Ravel’s “Le Tombeau de Couperin” and has performed it worldwide.
Fay Wang is a composer and performer from Beijing, whose works have been performed in China, Taiwan, Thailand, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the United States. She has received honors and awards from competitions including ASCAP Young Composer Award, China’s Golden Bell Award, Governmental Award, New Century Cup Award, and Palatino Cup. Her many commissions include the Classic Euro Young Festival, Roger Shapiro Fund, Beijing Modern Music Festivals, Beijing Chamber Music Festival, Beijing Dance Academy, and the Cantonese Song and Dance Troup. Her works have been performed by ensembles including Bang On A Can All-Stars, the RIAS Youth Orchestra (Gerd Albrecht), Sinfonia Iuventus, Yale Philharmonic, Dinosaur Annex, Ensemble De Reihe, Galatea Quartett and loadbang. Ms.Wang’s creative work spans a variety of genres, including dance, drama, musical theater, film scoring and experimental pop. In addition she has created her own unique genre, called “The Monodrama Series.” Ms. Wang also frequently performs in various styles as vocalist for other composers. Her music has been broadcast on China Central Television, Austrian National Broadcast and on “Music for Internets.”
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NEW YORK, N.Y., Aug. 30, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Terrifying as the headlines, Allen Shadow’s thriller, “Hell City” (ISBN: 978-0-9859688-0-9), tumbles New York City toward devastation yet again as it tracks the newest breed of jihadists bent on pulling off the “big one.” The novel will be released on the 11th anniversary of 9/11 by Blue City Media.
“A striking read that will leave you looking around the corner in fear,” writes Kirkus Reviews in a review of the novel.
This time, Americans are the new weapons in the arsenal of a resurgent al-Qaida.
“The wisdom is that al-Qaida is too broken,” said Shadow, “that all they can marshal in the post-bin-Laden world is the lone-wolf attack. But there are many layers of insurgency that are metastasizing in the real world. Cut off some heads here, and tails pop up there.
“The U.S. State Department estimates that Yemen now has ten times the number of serious Qaida fighters as the Af-Pak region. Then there are the entrenched and powerful tribes like the Haqqani clan. And Qaida is now in Syria.
“The guy on the subway can’t keep track of it all. A new headline, a new group almost daily. So he turns off and turns away. But the Qaida operatives never sleep.”
The book’s hero, Jack Oldham, a commander on New York’s Joint Terrorism Task Force is the incarnation of vigilance. The former NYPD homicide dick never forgot how Qaida came back after the first attempt on the World Trade Center in 1993.
In “Hell City,” New York is ground zero once again as the former NYPD homicide dick and his crack but colorful crew pursue a maddening world of clues that take them through the grittiest precincts of the city, the back roads of America, the lawless regions of Pakistan, the faceless chat rooms of the Internet and the dark corridors of the military-intelligence complex — not to mention the whiskey-tinged environs of The Christmas, a raunchy dive bar in Hell’s Kitchen frequented by Jack and other oft-recovering alcoholic cops.
Along the way, Jack strikes up an unlikely romance with the last love child of Beat-generation guru Neal Cassady as they share a lust for the city’s dark side and a yearning for a “lost” America. Through powerful, hard-boiled prose — according to the publisher, Blue City Media — the darkly comic, streetwise novel twists the mind, the language and the senses as it heads for a crash course with disaster.
“Shadow has crafted an entertaining mystery that borrows from the best in mystery and noir,” writes Kirkus Reviews, “while adding a heavy dose of modern paranoia. Jack Oldham, the compelling detective, is riddled with doubts and scars, and rather than being a standard cardboard cutout, he feels vivid and believable as a protagonist. Shadow deftly evokes the constant high alert in a modern security state … in this thrilling lookout for the bad guys’ next move.”
“Hell City,” Shadow’s debut novel, will be released as an e-book on Sept. 11, 2012. The book will be available for $0.99, exclusively on Amazon Kindle (or Kindle compatible readers/apps). For more information, visit http://www.allenshadow.me/ .
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