New York State legislature to recognize World Lymphedema Day™ and honor advocates

Actor and LE&RN Honorary Board Member Steve Guttenberg will be honored in Albany, NY, on March 2, 2017

Actor and LE&RN Honorary Board Member Steve Guttenberg will be honored in Albany, NY, on March 2, 2017

Nicole Faccio with her fundraising team, In Pizza We Crust, at the Brooklyn Bridge in September 2016

Nicole Faccio with her fundraising team, In Pizza We Crust, at the Brooklyn Bridge in September 2016

Nicole Faccio, center, with her 2016 fundraising team, In Pizza We Crust

Nicole Faccio, center, with her 2016 fundraising team, In Pizza We Crust

LE&RN representatives to attend World Lymphedema Day event in Albany, NY, on March 2

I am advocating for the need to increase funding for research, tools that will increase education, access to affordable treatments and, eventually, a cure.”

— Nicole Faccio, LE&RN Member and Activist

NEW YORK, NY, USA, February 28, 2017 / — New York State has been a leader in the fight against lymphedema and lymphatic diseases, led by such champions in the New York State legislature as Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal and Senator Martin J. Golden. In 2016, the State was the first legislative body in the nation and in the world to establish March 6 as World Lymphedema Day.

This year, New York State will pass a resolution recognizing March 6 as World Lymphedema Day, and will honor two New York State lymphatic disease advocates. Actor Steve Guttenberg, whose mother suffers from lymphedema, became a LE&RN Honorary Board member at the 2016 Brooklyn Walk. Nicole Faccio, a LE&RN member who recruited over 50 supporters for her 2016 New York Walk team at the Brooklyn Bridge last September, was born with primary LE (lymphedema) in both legs and in her left arm, which then resulted with the collapse of her lung due to fluid accumulation on the pleura.

“I am lucky in many ways,” Nicole said. “I was diagnosed early and received excellent care. As a result, lymphedema hasn’t stopped me from living to the fullest, including attending college to become an Engineer, traveling, living abroad, and having a career in NYC. Many people aren’t that fortunate, and lymphedema and lymphatic diseases are too often undiagnosed and untreated. I found out about the New York Walk to Fight Lymphedema & Lymphatic Diseases just a week before the event. In Pizza We Crust (my fundraising team) raised over $4,000. That gave me the courage to tell my story.”

Nicole is honored to be recognized in Albany and will continue to share her experience to inspire others to do the same. She aims to increase awareness of lymphedema and lymphatic diseases, and hopes to serve as an example of the product of proper care.

“I ask our leaders to invest in quality of life for millions of citizens who deserve access to proper and affordable treatment,” Nicole said. “I am advocating for the need to increase funding for research, tools that will increase education, access to affordable treatments and, eventually, a cure.”

These resolutions will be read at the Statehouse in Albany on March 2. Representatives of LE&RN, including honoree Nicole Faccio, will be in attendance.

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Founded in 1998, the Lymphatic Education & Research Network (formerly LRF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization whose mission is to fight lymphatic disease and lymphedema through education, research and advocacy. LE&RN provides valuable educational resources for the millions of people who suffer from lymphedema and lymphatic disease. LE&RN fosters and supports research that can deepen the medical community's understanding of the lymphatic system. For more information about lymphatic disease or the Lymphatic Education & Research Network, visit

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History Publishing Company Challenges Self Publishing Industry

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Publisher Invites Authors to Avoid “Embarrassment” of Self Publishing

This is an opportunity for authors to find a traditional publisher without going through the embarrassment of self-publishing and then finding it necessary to pay out one thousand or more dollars,’”

— Don Bracken

PALISADES, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2017 / — History Publishing Company LLC, a traditional publisher located in the New York City Metropolitan Area is reaching out to seasoned and first time authors having difficulty finding a viable publisher with an invitation to skirt the self-publishing "embarrassment" and move directly to a traditional publishing house.

History Publishing Company will publish a book electronically and distribute it to eleven portals in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, Republic of Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico in its Global Outreach Program. When the book garners fifteen hundred unit sales it will then be published in either soft cover or hardcover depending on the market. Distribution then will be through traditional bookstore channels as well as the continuation of the Global Outreach Program. There is no cost to the author. History Publishing Company, a traditional publisher with many award winning books in the title back list publishes its distinctive logo on each title page and issues monthly statements and corresponding royalties.”

“This is an opportunity for new and seasoned authors to find a publisher in the shrinking paper market without going through the embarrassment of self-publishing and finding it necessary to pay out one thousand or more dollars,’ says Publisher Don Bracken. History Publishing is a traditional publisher with many award winning books in the title back list. Its distinctive logo on each title page is considered by its authors to be a matter of pride.

A traditional publisher for the past decade, History Publishing Company has stepped into the future and positioned itself at the foot of the curve of technology. Seeing the world as a natural market place for American books it is also developing a translation feature that will enable its books to be published in several languages at no cost to the author.
History Publishing Company has been in operation for ten years featuring three imprints: History Publishing Company, Chronology Books, and Today’s Books. Recently added are HPC for historical fiction and Today’s Titles for political/intrigue fast moving books in a contemporary setting.

In order to participate in the Global Outreach Program the manuscript submitted must be responsibly authored and properly edited.Approval will be made by History Publishing Company's editors. When meeting those requirements, it will be placed in the distribution process and placed in the Global Outreach Program. After thirty days it will be dispatched electronically to the eleven portals.Royalty statements will then be issued on a mid-monthly basis.

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History Publishing Company LLC
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Short Film Winner to Make Indie Feature

On the set of Connectivity in the Hollywood Hills

On the set of “After” in Australia

Awards Show with 4-Time Emmy Winner Michael Learned and Kim Estes

A Filmmakers Dream for '168 Film Project' Finalists

In the time limit they've been given, the production values are very impressive.”

— David McFadzean, Exec. Producer/Co-Creator of HOME IMPROVEMENT.

BURBANK, CA, USA, February 28, 2017 / — Contestants in the fifteenth Annual 168 Film Project will compete for the opportunity to win the “8168 Prize,” an Indie Feature Film Budget.

Prospective filmmakers will first make a short film for the 168 Competition, entry deadline May 11. Then, at the 168 Film Festival, Aug. 26-27 in L.A, finalist producers will be invited to prepare their feature film proposals. The winning filmmaker will enter into a relationship with 8168 Films, LLC to produce a feature film. Filmmakers may enter here

Filmmaker pitches will be heard and judged by a panel of experts, and the winner announced in November 2017. “8168” proposals are expected to be extensive, including details about the script, cast and crew.

Savvy filmmakers should be actively looking for great feature length stories for their potential finalist proposal. Genre films are most preferable, i.e. Family, Action, Adventure, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi, True Story and Thriller. Finalist Producers will pitch completed scripts only. Any feature length script may be pitched. The feature film will be shot in Los Angeles County.

Past jury member David McFadzean, Exec. Producer/Co-Creator of HOME IMPROVEMENT and Exec. producer of WHAT WOMEN WANT said, "In the time limit they've been given, the production values are very impressive, everything from the editing to the set design, all of it."

Feature Prize-Eligible films include the top three Speed Films, Best International, Best Alumni, Best Write Of Passage, and Best Kid Vid.

Another way to become an eligible finalist for the 8168 Prize is to win the "168 Days" feature screenwriting competition. The Best writer will become a writer/producer and may form or join a team to compete for the 8168 prize.

Writers may enter here

See “168 Days” and “8168” FAQ here

“Buckle up, this is for real.” said Founder and President, John David Ware. "We’ve raised the budget in house and we will make a great film together with one deserving artist. This is the dream, an opportunity to make a feature film and break into the biz."

168 Film is a worldwide, faith-based incubator aiming to launch positive values artists. Over 1,000 films have been made by an estimated 17,000 artists in 14 years. The name “8168” refers to the hours projected to complete the feature film.

From beginner to expert, all filmmakers may participate from anywhere in the world.

Sponsors include Roush Media, Hollywood Rentals and Arri.

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$90,000.00 In Scholarships Awarded At Talent INC Canada's 2017 National Conference

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Each year Talent INC Canada owners John Stevens and Doug Sloan allocate thousands of dollars in scholarships to actors obtained through corporate sponsors.

You know you are doing something right when companies seek you out to collaborate”

— Doug Sloan, Co-Founder Talent INC Canada

TORONTO, ON, CANADA, February 28, 2017 / — Doug Sloan and John Stevens, the co-founders of Talent INC Canada based in Toronto are devoted to giving back to the Canadian television and film community. Every year they have been in business they have increased their ability to help actors get the training they need through their corporate sponsorship program.

"Toronto has been a hot spot for the television and film industry for decades and as a result it means the bar has been set awfully high for talent," explains John Stevens.

Proper training is a necessity for actors. However, finances all to often prohibit less experienced actors from getting the education they need. Doug Sloan and John Stevens made a pact when they opened their studio that they would make unprecedented efforts to give back to the community that has been so generous to them.

"You know you are doing something right when companies seek you out to collaborate," Doug Sloan remarked.

Sahar Whelan, RPh, B.Sc.Phm, M.Sc.Phm, owner of Concord Specialty Pharmacy, isn't only a sponsor she is also a client. Her Daughter, Alexis Whelan, studies at Talent INC Canada and has gone on to book roles in commercials and a TV series on ABC.

Sahar had this to say about being a sponsor, "Sponsorship of the arts through organizations like Talent INC Canada make us feel like we are giving back to the community. The Canadian Film Industry needs to be nourished by local businesses so our community can feel a sense of pride when our home-grown Canadian stars are standing on an international stage receiving the recognition they deserve".

She also explained "There are talented individuals who never realize their acting abilities because of financial constraints. By supporting the arts we support our kids and in turn we support our future".

"Sahar is our most steadfast supporter. She truly is a champion for the arts" replied Mr. Sloan

Lora Tzoumis, CPA, CGA, Regional Vice President and Branch Manager with Primerica said this about her experience as a sponsor, "I am a huge supporter of what John and Doug have created with Talent INC Canada. They support and promote Canadian content and provide such an incredible level of service for both their clients and their sponsors. My being a sponsor has given me the valuable opportunity to be able to address their clients and let them know how I can help them reach their long term financial goals".

"Lora Tzoumis has been the perfect fit for us. Many of our actors who do go on to succeed in the entertainment business need advice on investing those funds to better serve their financial objectives," Mr. Stevens added.

Corporate sponsors have a wide variety of opportunities to make their brand visible throughout the year and at Talent INC Canada's annual conference. There are the obvious perks like; links from our website, social media shout outs and recognition from the stage. Perhaps one of the most unique opportunities Talent INC Canada offers is the ability to custom craft an actual commercial concept for a sponsor. Actors at the conference then use those commercial concepts in their respective showcases where they can be seen not only by the live audience of approximately 400 but also on line through a live feed and on our many social networks.

Talent INC Canada's next conference is set for February 2018. Companies interested in becoming a corporate sponsor should contact John Stevens at the Talent INC Canada studios in Toronto.

"We are extremely proud of all of the talent we bring to the National Conference. It was a very tight competition with some of this year's winners only ahead by literally fractions of a point", said John Stevens.

"We are already gearing up for the next conference to take place in February of 2018. It is because of the level of talent in attendance that we are able to fill our VIP seats with some of the very best in the business." added Doug Sloan.

John Stevens
Talent INC Canada (Ltd)
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Blu-Ray Players Market – Research Methodology, Market Dynamics, Segmentation, Opportunity Outlook and Forecast 2022

this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue , market share and growth rate of Blu-Ray Players in these regions

PUNE, INDIA, February 28, 2017 / — In this report, the global Blu-Ray Players market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022.

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Blu-Ray Players in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering

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Global Blu-Ray Players market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players including
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Philips Electronic N.V
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On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into
Deer Blu-Ray Player
Aurora Blu-Ray Media Player
Aiseesoft Blu-Ray Player
On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate of Blu-Ray Players for each application, including
Consumer Electronics

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Global Blu-Ray Players Market Research Report 2017
1 Blu-Ray Players Market Overview
1.1 Product Overview and Scope of Blu-Ray Players
1.2 Blu-Ray Players Segment by Type (Product Category)
1.2.1 Global Blu-Ray Players Production and CAGR (%) Comparison by Type (Product Category) (2012-2022)
1.2.2 Global Blu-Ray Players Production Market Share by Type (Product Category) in 2016
1.2.3 Deer Blu-Ray Player
1.2.4 Aurora Blu-Ray Media Player
1.2.5 Aiseesoft Blu-Ray Player
1.2.6 Others
1.3 Global Blu-Ray Players Segment by Application
1.3.1 Blu-Ray Players Consumption (Sales) Comparison by Application (2012-2022)
1.3.2 Cinema
1.3.3 Consumer Electronics
1.3.4 Automobile
1.3.5 Others
1.4 Global Blu-Ray Players Market by Region (2012-2022)
1.4.1 Global Blu-Ray Players Market Size (Value) and CAGR (%) Comparison by Region (2012-2022)
1.4.2 United States Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.3 EU Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.4 China Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.5 Japan Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.6 South Korea Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.4.7 Taiwan Status and Prospect (2012-2022)
1.5 Global Market Size (Value) of Blu-Ray Players (2012-2022)
1.5.1 Global Blu-Ray Players Revenue Status and Outlook (2012-2022)
1.5.2 Global Blu-Ray Players Capacity, Production Status and Outlook (2012-2022)

2 Global Blu-Ray Players Market Competition by Manufacturers
2.1 Global Blu-Ray Players Capacity, Production and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.1.1 Global Blu-Ray Players Capacity and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.1.2 Global Blu-Ray Players Production and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.2 Global Blu-Ray Players Revenue and Share by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.3 Global Blu-Ray Players Average Price by Manufacturers (2012-2017)
2.4 Manufacturers Blu-Ray Players Manufacturing Base Distribution, Sales Area and Product Type
2.5 Blu-Ray Players Market Competitive Situation and Trends
2.5.1 Blu-Ray Players Market Concentration Rate
2.5.2 Blu-Ray Players Market Share of Top 3 and Top 5 Manufacturers
2.5.3 Mergers & Acquisitions, Expansion

3 Global Blu-Ray Players Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2012-2017)
3.1 Global Blu-Ray Players Capacity and Market Share by Region (2012-2017)
3.2 Global Blu-Ray Players Production and Market Share by Region (2012-2017)
3.3 Global Blu-Ray Players Revenue (Value) and Market Share by Region (2012-2017)
3.4 Global Blu-Ray Players Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.5 United States Blu-Ray Players Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.6 EU Blu-Ray Players Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.7 China Blu-Ray Players Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.8 Japan Blu-Ray Players Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.9 South Korea Blu-Ray Players Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)
3.10 Taiwan Blu-Ray Players Capacity, Production, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin (2012-2017)

4 Global Blu-Ray Players Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Region (2012-2017)
4.1 Global Blu-Ray Players Consumption by Region (2012-2017)
4.2 United States Blu-Ray Players Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)
4.3 EU Blu-Ray Players Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)
4.4 China Blu-Ray Players Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)
4.5 Japan Blu-Ray Players Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)
4.6 South Korea Blu-Ray Players Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)
4.7 Taiwan Blu-Ray Players Production, Consumption, Export, Import (2012-2017)

5 Global Blu-Ray Players Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type
5.1 Global Blu-Ray Players Production and Market Share by Type (2012-2017)
5.2 Global Blu-Ray Players Revenue and Market Share by Type (2012-2017)
5.3 Global Blu-Ray Players Price by Type (2012-2017)
5.4 Global Blu-Ray Players Production Growth by Type (2012-2017)

6 Global Blu-Ray Players Market Analysis by Application
6.1 Global Blu-Ray Players Consumption and Market Share by Application (2012-2017)
6.2 Global Blu-Ray Players Consumption Growth Rate by Application (2012-2017)
6.3 Market Drivers and Opportunities
6.3.1 Potential Applications
6.3.2 Emerging Markets/Countries


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PCW’s High Tide Set to Be This Spring’s Biggest Wrestling Event in Los Angeles

PCW High Tide Poster featuring the events wrestlers

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Pacific Coast Wrestling (PCW)

MVP vs. Rob Van Dam Main Event Headlines Seven Huge Matches

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2017 / — Pacific Coast Wrestling® (PCWTM) announced its full card for its next event, “High Tide”, March 24, 2017 in Wilmington, CA. Headlining the card is the main event – Montel Vontavious Porter (MVP) versus reigning PCW Heavyweight Champion, Rob Van Dam (RVD).

MVP, who was the first Intercontinental Champion for New Japan Pro Wrestling and a former WWE United States Champion and Tag Team Champion (with Matt Hardy), will get his first chance at PCW gold after aligning himself with Caesar Black.

RVD is recognized as one of the most decorated pro wrestlers of all-time, having held the ECW Television and Tag Team Championships (with Sabu), the WWE Championship, Hardcore Championship, Intercontinental Championship, European Championship, Tag Team Championship (with Rey Mysterio), World Tag Team Championship (with Kane and with Booker T), and the TNA World Heavyweight Championship and X Division Championship. RVD successfully defeated Willie Mack in his first title defense in January.

Also on the card: international superstar Penta Zero M will battle newcomer Flip Gordon; Alexander Hammerstone will take on Douglas James for the PCW Light Heavyweight Title; Los Luchas will challenge Warbeast for the PCW Tag Team Titles; Sami Callihan will battle Jeff Cobb in a match up of heavyweight contenders; Willie Mack will wrestle Keith Lee in a battle of big men; and Xtreme Tiger will wrestle Rey Fenix in what is expected to be a lucha libre clinic.

High Tide – will take place Friday, March 24th, 2017 at the Longshoremen’s Memorial Hall in Wilmington, CA. Tickets are $25 for General Admission, $50 for Gold Circle and $75 for Platinum, which includes a meet and greet with many of the wrestlers. Tickets are being sold on

More information can be found on and Fans can also watch past events on Amazon by searching for “Pacific Coast Wrestling”.


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Oscar Weekend: Talent and Nominees Receive Luxurious Gifts at The Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills

2017 Four Seasons Hotel Hollywood Swag Bag, Oscar Weekend.

The only hotel in L.A. offering In-Room Swag to talent and nominees.

BEVERLY HILLS, USA, February 24, 2017 / — The Four Seasons Hotel is known for their fabulous service and luxurious rooms. During Red Carpet Award Season Hollywood Swag Bag shower nominees with Swag.

Chariot Travelware rolling luggage will hold all the gifts. Tito's Vodka is one of the most loved vodka brands as well as spirits from Be Tini. Celebrities will be showered with jewelry from Zirconmania's Diamond Veneer Stud Earrings. Penguin Random House is gifting Mohsin Hamid's book Exit West and Mandy Ingber is offering her book YOGALOSOPHY.

We have some amazing edibles for the nominees. Included are Seasnax in a few varieties as well as Snyder's of Hanover new Gluten Free Crackers in Smoked Gouda Flavor. Slap Ya Mama will also include a seasoning spice as well as a hot sauce. Project 7 is including delicious gourmet Champagne gummies.

All the way from Australia we have such brands as The Australian Skin Institute as well as Enbacci Skincare. The Organic Lip Balm Company and Minxx Lipsticks, DE Millinery Leather Crowns for Kids, Aviation Hydration, ChakraDance and Elephant Trunks Men's Underwear. Bamboo Monkey Socks are also going to be a hit from Australia as well as SleepEnvie Pillows and Eye Masks.

Apothederm is gifting Firming Serum and PRAI Beauty is gifting their AGELESS Throat & Decolletage Creme. Primed Labs is offering their energizing formulas to nominees. Stimuli VR goggles will be a hit among the younger crowd as well as Sangaria Ramune Marble Soda's in a variety of flavors. Schmovie is providing hilarious games to the nominees. While Gloss & Toss is providing tangle free brushes. Tea Forte is offering top placement with their amazing brand of teas. Rebel Green brand will ensure a green cleaning and laundry experience. Alabaster Mobile clinic is the Go-To Charity in our bags. We take our charitable aspect very seriously and hope viewers will as well. All celebrity acknowledgment of our bags will pay it forward.

Hollywood Swag Bag is in no way affiliated with the official Academy Awards or the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

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The Adventure Writers Competition 2017 opens for submissions March 1 – June 30!

International writing competition is sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collectors Society, Dirk Cussler will choose the winner.

Get in on the Action!”

— Dirk Cussler

DENVER, COLORADO, UNTITED STATES, February 16, 2017 / — The Adventure Writers Competition, sponsored by the Clive Cussler Collector's Society, opens for submissions of adventure-themed novels March 1 through June 30. A $1000 prize is awarded to the winner at the Clive Cussler Collectors Society Convention in October, 2017. Dirk Cussler is set to choose the winner from three finalists.

The competition is open to writers from anywhere on the planet (earth!) if they are unpublished, self-published or even traditionally published, as long as less than 5000 copies of the entry have been sold or given away. There is no restriction on the date of completion or publication – all are welcome. The entire $25 entry fee goes to promoting the winners and the competition. The AWC is part of a non-profit organization.

“The networking opportunity is as great as the “Clive” trophy, the money and meeting Dirk!” say Peter Greene, AWC Director. “This is our seventh year, and all the judges are ready to read manuscripts of completed novels that meet the entry requirements.”

Detailed information can be found at the AWC website Interviews of past winners and judges are highlighted on the site, as well as book trailers of the finalist’s novels.

For 2017, there will be two rounds. The first is the “opening round” where judges read the first 3000 – 5000 words of each entry. The top ten entries, our semi-finalists, move to the “Manuscript Round”. Here, judges strive to read each novel and choose the top three as our finalists. Then, it’s up to Dirk Cussler to choose the winner.

“You may be a fantastic novelist, but we will never know unless you enter the competition,” says Greene.

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Musgrove Music Distribution Presents New Single 'The Blessing Is On The Way' by The Prophet feat. Quandra & Kiarra Haley

Musgrove Music Distribution is the solution for the independent Gospel Music Artist and/or up-and-coming record label seeking a platform to be heard in the Gospel Music industry.

‘The Blessing Is On the Way’ by The Prophet featuring Quandra & Kiarra Haley is available on iTunes and virtually all other internet download/streaming sites. This song delivers a strong message of hope and optimism, encouraging us all to uphold our faith in God.

The Prophet has teamed up with the mother/daughter duo Quandra & Kiarra Haley to create a fresh, youthful sound that is sure to please the masses.

'The Blessing Is On the Way', the blazing new inspirational single from The Prophet (feat. Quandra & Kiarra Haley) is taking the nation by storm!

We’ve definitely experienced our share of life’s trials, but with God protecting us we’ve weathered the storms. God has faithfully blessed us far beyond our expectations. And He’s still blessing us!”

— C Joseph Briggs, a/k/a The Prophet

MIAMI, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 23, 2017 / — Motivation and encouragement has come forth in this high-energy song that delivers messages of hope, optimism, and anticipation for better things to come. Musgrove Music Distribution, in conjunction with Concore/Universal Music Distribution, proudly announces the release of The Prophet’s new single, ‘The Blessing Is On The Way’ feat. Quandra & Kiarra Haley (Click on “Be Blessed” to download your copy right now!).

“The fact that Prophet created, produced, and recorded this song at home is mind-blowing,” says Daniel Musgrove, founder and CEO of Musgrove Music Distribution. “I thought he did this song in a multi-million-dollar studio. I’m very eager to hear what he will create next!” Whether it’s for independent artists who need management and/or promotional services; or for smaller record labels that need a distribution affiliate; Musgrove Music Distribution is a “one-stop” “go-to” resource, fulfilling the needs of artists and organizations that don’t have access to the promotional power of a major record label.

C Joseph Briggs (a/k/a, The Prophet) says this upbeat song of encouragement was inspired by his own personal testimonies of triumph from unfavorable situations. Briggs and his wife Teinasha suffered the loss of their infant daughter early on in their relationship, and they were among the multitude of people victimized by hurricane Katrina in 2005.

“We’ve definitely experienced our share of life’s trials,” says Briggs, “but with God protecting us, we’ve weathered the storms. In the midst of it all, God has faithfully blessed us far beyond our expectations. And He’s still blessing us!”

The Prophet was born in Chicago, IL to parents originally from Louisiana. The family moved back to Louisiana for ministry, and The Prophet grew up in Baton Rouge playing the piano at his dad’s church. Eventually he left home to study music in New Orleans. Up until then he studied piano, played tenor saxophone in both the jazz and symphonic bands at Baton Rouge Magnet High, and sang in the school’s choir. He was an 80’s kid who was influenced by the music of the times.

New Orleans had the greatest impact on his music. The city is rich in music and history, and young Mr. Briggs immersed himself in all of it. The diversity of musical idioms from the Crescent City is what he draws from to create his music. The single includes a blistering brass fanfare in the introduction, with an aggressive strings arrangement heard throughout the song. The music is powerful, and the lyrics reinforce the theme that faith in God brings a blessing without fail.

The Prophet wrote and produced the music, as he does for most of his material. His passion for vocal jazz harmony is heard throughout, as his influences include artists/groups such as Take 6, Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Singers Unlimited, Bobby McFerrin, Al Jarreau, etc. The dynamic, lush harmonies are an immense compliment to his instrumentation.

Briggs feels the vocal contribution Quandra and Kiarra Haley makes towards the recording is invaluable. “I absolutely love working with them,” says Briggs about this mother/daughter team. “They take direction well, they learn music quickly, and we recorded it with very few takes. It’s also comforting to know that they take their walk with Christ very seriously.”

Quandra Haley has her own testimony that makes the single personal for her. “When we began to work on this project, I had just suffered a miscarriage and was finishing up radiation treatment after a 2nd breast cancer diagnosis,” says Quandra. “Singing this song became my therapy. Combined with praying, and reading and hearing God’s Word, listening to this song was the spiritual medicine I needed!”

“Each time I’ve worked with Prophet, I’ve been amazed at his wealth of knowledge and talent,” says Quandra. “Prophet operates in a spirit of love, and he loves to encourage and build up people.”

Today Quandra is cancer free, and she recovered from the radiation treatment in record time. Reflecting upon her own life, her words of wisdom resonate with the song’s message. “I believe that many people are experiencing things in life that make them feel like they have no hope, or have been forgotten, or will always be down. But this song reminds us that God still cares, and that He has plans for us.”

Kiarra “Kiki” Haley greatly enjoyed her experiences with the project. “Working on this project with Prophet and my mom was fun!” says Kiarra. “I love working with Prophet. He’s like an uncle to me. He always gives me good spiritual advice and advice about life in general.”

Kiarra is a high school senior with plans to go on to college after graduation this year. “With my grades in school,” says Kiarra, “sometimes I thought I wouldn’t pass classes because the assignments were so difficult. But while working on this project, we played the song enough to remind me to have faith that God would take care of me.” Kiki feels blessed for earning straight A’s, and she is graduating with honors.

Kiarra has formed her own personal connection with ‘The Blessing’: “I love the upbeat tempo of this song. I believe other young people will like it too. The words […] remind me not to worry, or become fearful when dealing with problems that seem really bad, and that everything will be fine.”

Future endeavors for The Prophet include a full-length recording project presently in the works. Despite his eclectic approach to the musical stylings, the central theme of God’s love will not be lost. “As far as I’m concerned,” Prophet says, “my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is a multi-dimensional being, with many layers of character to be revealed. In like fashion, the music should be just as diverse and multi-faceted.”

Daniel Musgrove and the entire Musgrove Music, Inc. family extends a word of sincere gratitude to Charve The Don, CEO of Concore Entertainment, for recognizing and embracing the vision of Musgrove Music Distribution, and for his hand in providing a solid platform for gospel/Christian artists to be heard, both now and in the future.

Daniel Musgrove
Musgrove Music Distribution
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Promotional video for The Blessing Is On the Way, by The Prophet feat. Quandra & Kiarra Haley, available on iTunes and other internet download/streaming sites.

Source: EIN Presswire

Perio Tray Named Top Innovative Dental Product

Perio Tray by Perio Protect

Top Innovative Product of 2017

The Perio Tray, by Perio Protect, LLC

The Perio Tray by Perio Protect was named one of the Top Innovative Products of 2017 by Dentistry Today.

Dental delivery trays feature internal peripheral seals.”

— Dentistry Today

SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI, UNITED STATES, February 22, 2017 / — Perio Protect's prescription Perio Trays were named a Top Innovative Product of 2017 by Dentistry Today in their February 2017 issue.

Prescription Perio Trays, innovative tools for periodontal care, feature internal peripheral seals that deliver medication into shallow and deep pockets (>6mm). They are ideal for patients with generalized periodontal pocketing or who are struggling with maintenance, as well as for cosmetic, restorative, and geriatric cases. Research shows that the tray's delivery of 1.7% hydrogen peroxide, combined with scaling/root planing (SRP) achieves better results than SRP alone. Hygienists note reductions in inflammation and pocket depth scores, softening calculus, and more efficient appointments.

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Doug Dunlap
Perio Protect, LLC
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Source: EIN Presswire