New York, NY (PRWEB) May 16, 2013
PDN is proud to announce the award winners for this year’s Photo Annual competition, which recognizes the best photography from 2012. Now in its 13th year, the PDN Photography Annual issue features an extensive portfolio of photography in ten different categories, ranging from editorial assignments, photojournalism, portraiture and advertising to photo books, student work and fine art. Additionally, six awards are presented to photographers who are selected to be in the Photo Annual, including the Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture and the Marty Forscher Fellowship, which recognize photographers following in the footsteps of two photo industry legends. The PDN Photo Annual has become an annual celebration of innovative photography and talented photographers, with collaborative support from industry leaders including Sony, Parsons The New School for Design, Adobe, Epson, Maine Media Workshops and ASMP.
“Each year we are blown away with the quality of work being produced by photographers, and we continue to be inspired and deeply encouraged by the level of creativity we see in the entries,” explains Lauren Wendle, vice president & publisher of the Nielsen Photo Group. “The PDN Photo Annual has become a celebration of today’s image makers that has been embraced and supported by the entire industry.”
More than 22 judges all of whom are renowned in their respective fields of photography adjudicated this year’s competition, sorting through thousands of entries from all over the world before selecting this year’s winners. Judges for the 2013 PDN Photo Annual included Natalie Matutshovsky (Time), Paula Tognarelli (Griffin Museum of Photography), Shannon Simon (Interview), Ken Kwok (Los Angeles Times), Jon Jones (Sunday Times Magazine), Ana Dickson (Huffington Post) and Cameron Barnum (BBDO)
In addition to the winners of the 10 categories celebrating every genre of photography and video, which are all included in the June 2013 issue of PDN (now available on newsstands) as well as in the online gallery, the following awards are being presented to photographers who are included in the Photo Annual:
The Arnold Newman Prize for New Directions in Photographic Portraiture
Named after the legendary photographer and “Father of the Environmental Portrait,” this award recognizes photographers who are creating works that echo Arnold Newmans iconic style of portraiture. Wayne Lawrence is this year’s winner and will receive a $ 15,000 cash prize and an exhibition at PhoPa Gallery in Portland, Maine.
Marty Forscher Fellowship
This award recognizes students and emerging professionals who have outstanding achievements in humanistic photography. Lisa Wiltse is this years professional award winner and will receive a $ 3,000 cash prize; Eugenijus Bardius from the University of Wales, Newport, South Wales, is the student award winner and will receive a $ 1,500 cash prize.
Adobe Breakthrough Photography Award
George Logan is the recipient of this award, which celebrates artists who create compelling works through digital imaging. Logan will receive a $ 1,000 cash prize and a 12-month subscription to the Adobe
Tampa Bay, Florida (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
Members of the Churches of Scientology in the Tampa Bay area marked World Health Day April 7 by taking action against drug abusea health issue that has become an epidemic.
On March 28, Dr. Tom Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tweeted: Drug poisoning deaths from opioid analgesics have more than quadrupled since 1999, now 43% of drug poisoning deaths.
The news in Florida is a bit more hopeful. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement announced in March that drug-related deaths dropped 5 percent in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period the year before.
But this still means that 4,126 Floridians died of drug-related causes4,126 too many, according to the Tampa Bay Scientologists who took to the streets on World Health Day and distributed more than 3,000 copies of The Truth About Drugs booklet at Clearwater Beach and in Tarpon Springs and Tampa.
The Truth About Drugs booklet provides essential information on how drugs work and how they affect the body and mind, why people take them, and the effects of the most commonly abused substances. Without scare tactics, the booklet provides information that empowers young people to make their own decisions to live drug-free.
The Church of Scientology has published the brochure Scientology: How We Help The Truth About Drugs, Creating a Drug-Free World to meet requests for more information about the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. To learn more or to read a copy of the brochure, visit http://www.Scientology.org/antidrug.
Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard wrote, The planet has hit a barrier which
prevents any widespread social progressdrugs and other biochemical substances. These can put people into a condition which not only prohibits and destroys physical health but which can prevent any stable advancement in mental or spiritual well-being.
The Church of Scientology supports the Truth About Drugs, one of the worlds largest nongovernmental drug education and prevention campaigns. It has been conclusively proven that when young people are provided with the truth about drugsfactual information on what drugs are and what they dousage rates drop commensurately.
Press Contact: Karin Pouw
Tel: (323) 960-3500
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
For years, her delicate, detailed illustrations of natures beauty have helped millions of Hallmark card-senders reach out to others with messages of caring. And later this month, world-renowned Dutch artist Marjolein Bastin will be honored for all she has done to bring people together through her art with a prestigious LOUIE Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Greeting Card Association (GCA).
The GCAs LOUIE Awards, named for Louis Prang, the lithographer credited with the birth of the Christmas card-sending tradition in the United States, has since 1988 recognized outstanding cards, invitations and announcements marketed in the United States during the previous year. But acknowledging career-long achievement is a first for the trade association, according to GCA President Susan January, vice president of Colorado-based greeting card company Leanin Tree.
For 25 years the LOUIEs have been our way to recognize and applaud the extraordinary talent in the greeting card and social stationery industry, January says. With the new Lifetime Achievement Award, we are able to step back and honor individuals who have contributed creativity, artistry and expertise to the business we love not just during the past year, but over the course of a career.
Beloved by fans across the world, Bastin says she is honored by the award and is thrilled that her paintings help people connect. Through my partnership with Hallmark, I am able to share all the things I love so much with people all over the world, she says. To know that what I see and experience and express through my paintings helps people build relationships and connect with loved ones is truly a privilege.
We are gratified to have a lasting relationship with Marjolein and believe she deserves this special honor from the Greeting Card Association, adds Hallmark President and CEO Donald J. Hall, Jr. Marjolein has delighted our consumers for more than 20 years. Through her art and words, she continues to provide a simple reminder to pause and enjoy the natural world around us.
Bastin and St. Louis-based artist Mary Engelbreit will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the GCAs Silver Anniversary LOUIE Awards gala on May 19 in New York City.
Bastins prodigious talent was evident even in early childhood. As soon as she was able to hold a pencil and paint brush, Bastin began capturing the beauty of nature in her sketches and paintings. She continued to develop her talent, ultimately attending the Academy of Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands.
Shortly after completing her studies there, her work came to be publicly recognized when she was asked to illustrate an ongoing feature for the popular Dutch womens weekly, Libelle. A Hallmark designer discovered Bastins artwork while on a trip to Holland in the early 1990s, initiating a relationship that has spanned more than two decades. She routinely hears from consumers enchanted by her cards, stationery and other items, which are among Hallmarks best-selling offerings.
This year, Hallmark introduced an all-new Natures Sketchbook by Marjolein Bastin card line. It includes 117 cards featuring vibrant florals, landscapes, birds and butterflies. Designed envelopes complement the cards, which are sold exclusively in Hallmark Gold Crown stores.
Internationally, she also is known for characters Vera the Mouse and the stories she develops through the world Vera inhabits with her puppy Saar, Mr. Mole the neighbor and other charming woodland creatures.
Rome, Italy (PRWEB) May 03, 2013
With all the pomp and ceremony of an ancient Roman circus, the Rome Marathon began, heralded by Roman Legions in full regalia. And the route that begins and ends at the Coliseum and passes through Piazza di Spagna, by the Trevi Fountain, the Pantheon, Saint Peter’s and Piazza Venezia, was filled with runners while thousands lined the streets to cheer them on.
A team of volunteers from the Church of Scientology of Rome joined in the spirit of the day, offering athletes and wellwishers a route they can follow year-round. This is a route laid out by the choices we all make every daychoices made simple and clear by The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense.
Whether they know it or not, most marathoners are already quite familiar with precepts of the The Way to Happiness. If not, they would never succeed in completing a 26.2 mile/42.195 km race. They must already be taking care of themselves and being temperate. To train for such a race they must be industrious and competent. And despite the competition, most long-distance runners are known for their sportsmanship. These traits are all covered in the precepts of The Way to Happiness.
Entirely nonreligious, The Way to Happiness, written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard, is both unique and powerful. Immensely popular since its first publication in 1981, more than 100 million copies have since been distributed in 205 countries and territories, providing a moral compass for anyone to live by.
The Church of Scientology and its members are proud to share the tools for happier living contained in The Way to Happiness with all who also have the goal of a better world. For more information, visit http://www.Scientology.org/thewaytohappiness.
Scientology: How We HelpThe Way to Happiness, Creating a World of Honesty, Trust & Self-Respect is one of a series of brochures presented by the Church of Scientology International to meet requests for more information about the Scientology religion and its support of global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs.
Press Contact: Karin Pouw
Tel: (323) 960-3500
WALNUT CREEK, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2013
The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA) and Shareindipity are teaming up to increase awareness, educate and raise funds to combat one of the fastest growing and deadly forms of cancer. In support of the ECAAs mission to provide outreach for esophageal cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors, to increase public awareness of this disease and to offer education and information in a supportive environment, Shareindipity will donate 10% of revenues from a line of Esophageal cancer awareness bracelets to the ECAA.
According to SEER, It is estimated that 17,460 men and women will be diagnosed with and 15,070 men and women will die of cancer of the esophagus in 2012. Prevention, as in most diseases, is essential in lowering the mortality of incidence of Esophageal cancer, said Brian Galgay, President, ECAA. We believe education and awareness are key to prevention, as such, we welcome Shareindipity on expanding our reach and extending our support to patients, caregivers and survivors. Together, I think we can make a great impact. he continued.
The ECAA was an easy choice for Shareindipity. Their commitment to the eradication of this disease and enthusiastic, grass roots, relentless efforts, are just some of the characteristics that we value in our organization, said Sheri Golden, Founder and Director at Shareindipity. As a Physician Assistant in Thoracic Surgery, I see first hand the effects of this cancer on patients, their family, friends and the community. We look forward to working closely with the ECAA in fulfilling their mission, she stated.
With each bracelet purchased, as well as a 10% donation, Shareindipity will also be distributing an informational leaflet, educating purchasers on the signs to watch for Esophageal cancer. To purchase an awareness bracelet, please go to http://www.shareindipity.com and to learn more about Esophageal cancer, the support network provided by ECAA and more, please visit http://www.ecaware.org.
Shareindipity was built upon inspiration and desire to heighten awareness, education and to support a variety of causes. Our bracelets are simple, practical and elegant. You can dress an outfit up with them or wear them casually with the knowledge that you are sharing awareness about a cause that is important to you. Shareindipity is a for-profit organization that will donate 10% of sales to the cause assigned to the particular bracelet purchased. To find out more about Shareindipity, please visit http://www.shareindipity.com.
Esophageal Cancer is a devastating and aggressive disease, but it can be beaten. The Esophageal Cancer Awareness Association (ECAA) is dedicated to helping patients, caregivers, survivors, family members, and anyone at-risk of the disease. ECAAs mission is to provide outreach for esophageal cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors, to increase public awareness of this disease and to offer education and information in a supportive environment. To find out more about who we are, what we do and how you can help, please visit us online at http://www.ecaware.org.
Vice President, ECAA
Peridot Technologies New York (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
Announced the release of Easy Flyer Creator (Windows Store App). The most anticipated Windows 8 publisher app that comes with couple of business flyer templates, brochure templates, posters, signs, certificates, event flyers, custom flyers, custom brochures and many more free templates can be downloaded from its online templates marketplace.
Easy Flyer Creator 4 is one of the most advanced and professional publishing application on Windows 8 for making business flyers, leaflets, brochures, posters, signs, invitations, cards, certificates, coupons, tickets and similar marketing documents from built-in and online customizable templates. Developed and optimized using state of the art technologies to support running on various Windows 8 platforms and hardware like Desktop Computers, Laptops, Ultrabooks, Tablets and similar Multi-Touch enabled Devices with Windows 8 or Windows RT.
Easy Flyer Creator 4 may be one of the most useful Windows 8 publishing app for new Windows 8 users and small business owners, requiring only basic computer skills. With this easy to use publisher app users simply select a template from its professional and eye-catching flyer templates library (may select built-in templates or download from Online Templates Store). Then replace images and update text in the document and finally print or save the flyer. Thats how easy it is to make flyers with this publishing app.
For advanced computer users such as professional publishers and graphics designers, this publishing app offers some advanced publishing and designing options like image editing (by sharing with external photo editor apps), image masking, page backgrounds, customizing templates, adding maps and barcodes including QR Codes and Microsoft Tags and much more.
Whats New in Easy Flyer Creator 4:
Built-in Flyers, Brochures, Posters and Certificates Templates
Option to download additional templates and designs from its Online Templates Marketplace
Works on All Windows 8 Devices including Windows RT
Add Barcode, QR Code or Microsoft Tags to the Document
Add maps to the document
Capture Live Image from built In Camera
Share Images with external image editing apps to Crop/Edit/Enhance Images and share them back to Easy Flyer Creator
Image Masking Effects
Save document as various formats like JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, FLY(Customizable Template Files)
Utilization of Touch, Location, Gyroscope and various other device sensors to make publishing faster and easier
Customers experiences with Easy Flyer Creator 3.0:
“Great program, easy to use and you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure it out. Program does what it says it does and you can save your work in any format you can possibly use. I do real estate and this program has already paid for itself.” — Charles Ammacher (North Carolina Dream Land LLC)
“This software is a breeze to use. It gives you terrific flexibility and professional results quickly. Customer service has been prompt, generous and very helpful. Highly recommend it.” — Dr. Jim Goldstein (Powerful Partnerships)
“This is a professional flyer maker. We already have seen a better response to the flashy flyers were able to create on our own. Before this we spent a ton of money to pay Photoshop savvy overcharging people. Or used word which obviously sucks. We are a nonprofit so we need people to get excited and want to do see service. A good flyer will generate that! Thank you! Peridot Technologies” — Ben Schwelling
I am extremely impressed with Easy Flyer Creator. It is just as they say easy as 1-2-3 but as good as the program is I have to make a mention of the After Sales Support. It is the best I have ever come across and nothing is too much for them. I am totally impressed by your work Peridot Technologies – Christopher Valladares
With over 300,000 user base of Easy Flyer Creator 3.0, we are expecting to get over a million downloads of Easy Flyer Creator 4 from Windows Store by the end of 2013, and hope to receive 1000s of reviews and complement for this newly released and the only Windows 8 Publisher app – Omar Barlas (Managing Director Peridot Technologies)
Any user with Windows 8 can download Easy Flyer Creator App from Windows Store, but with the free edition user always see Sponsored Ads on each of the Flyer or Brochure printout, To remove those Sponsors Ads user may buy license number from flyerscreator.com to register the app which will remove ads or overlay messages from all of the templates.
For limited time Easy Flyer Creator 4 license price is set to US$ 4.99 (Regular $ 39.99 thats like 85% OFF the retail price) plus user get license number to download and register Easy Flyer Creator desktop versions also.
All Easy Flyer Creators old version users may get the License Key to upgrade for free by signing up at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YPYG-2a8heIAMEPu0TRmq9vemsvDeN-gTh0-d0bxVuM/viewform
Peridot Technologies also announced the launch of Templates Sponsorship program under which any business looking to put sponsored ads on any of the built-in templates or online templates will be able to showcase their products and services to the millions of Easy Flyer Creator and TemplatesMarketplace.net users. More details and price quotes on Sponsored Program can be obtained by writing to sales(at)peridotec(dot)com
TemplatesMarketplace.NET (Online Templates Store) portal will be launched later this year which will give options to publishers and designers to share, sell and buy templates of Easy Flyer Creator and other similar publishing apps. But for now Easy Flyer Creator 4 is able to download couple of free templates from the application screens
To learn more about Easy Flyer Creator 4 please see video presentations at http://www.flyerscreator.com/FlyerVideos.aspx or http://www.youtube.com/peridotec
Easy Flyer Creator will also be showcased in couple of the New York City Expos and events in April, May, and June 2013, please visit Easy Flyer Creator Booths and meet our team and executives for detailed demos, info on templates sponsorship programs, partner programs and investor relations.
NY Tech Day 2013, April 25th at Pier 92 NYC, Signup at NYTechDay.com site
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CE Week NY 2013, June 24-28 at Metropolitan Pavilion & Altman Bldg. | 125 W 18th St. NYC, Signup at CEWeekNY.com
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About Peridot Technologies NY Inc.
A leading software development company, providing software solutions in various fields and industry. Working on the model of offshore software development with local presence, which ensures less project cost and in best possible quality.
More about our company at http://www.peridotec.com
(PRWEB UK) 24 April 2013
Forces War Records, the leading military records website, has recently digitised a wealth of historic documents spanning the past 100 years of war and conflict. Many of these publications chronicle the movements of regiments, ships and other units during the world wars and beyond, and are proving invaluable for research and family ancestry searches. The online library is easy to search, and new features include the ability to bookmark pages and highlight search terms on the page as well.
Cross-matched with Forces War Records’ online database of military records from WW2, WW1, the Boer War, the Crimean War and beyond, this online document library now offers a comprehensive research facility for families looking to find information on relatives and loved ones, and for those interested in war history and military documents.
These historic war publications include official documents such as The Alamein Memorial Register published by The Imperial War Commission in 1941; British Prisoner of War Camps in WWI and WWII, published by The Red Cross & St John War Organisation in 1945; many pictures of soldiers and World War trenches; along with wartime newspaper articles; Home Guard instructions booklets published in the early 1940s, as well as Regimental Gazettes and Prisoner of War Journals.
Forces War Records is the only online database with over four million military records of British Armed Forces personnel exclusively cross matched with over 4000 Regiments, Bases and Ships of the British Armed Forces going back to before 1350. The site offers a complete service for those involved in family ancestry searches.
Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) April 19, 2013
The Kennedy Group, a leading provider of labeling, packaging, and identification solutions, provided Global Produce Sales, Inc., based in Lake Wales, Florida, with a nameplate identification solution to track over 11,000 returnable plastic bins the produce company uses to ship watermelons.
The large, collapsible HDPE bins are ideal for shipping watermelons to distribution centers. However, not all of them were being returned to Global Produce Sales and the company had no way of tracking them. To replace the missing bins, Global Produce Sales had to buy additional corrugated bins.
Acting on a recommendation from the companys returnable bin provider, Lee Wroten, vice president for Global Produce Sales, contacted Kevin Marrie, director of sales, at The Kennedy Group about identification nameplates. After reviewing and testing several samples provided by The Kennedy Group, Wroten selected a customized version of Kennedys Durable Premium Nameplates for his bins.
Working with The Kennedy Group, we chose a customized nameplate with barcodes that ensure accurate tracking and a very strong adhesive for durability, Mr. Wroten explained.
Because the bins are used for fresh produce, they are washed and sanitized before each shipment. Mr. Wroten added, The nameplates have to withstand pressure washing and chemical sanitization. Bins are often stored outside, so the nameplates have to be UV-resistant as well.
Effectively tracking their returnable bins enables Global Produce Sales to identify, locate, and retrieve them decreasing bin turn around time. The more turns each bin makes, the quicker the return on investment. And, eliminating bin shortages reduces additional costs for corrugated replacements.
Durable Premium Nameplates available in customized sizes, colors and graphics can be printed with barcode, sequential number, and/or human readable identification. Nameplates are also available with embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology. The accuracy and efficiency of data collection allows Global Produce Sales to track how long bins are out and how many turns each bin makes in a year, as well as measure bin attrition rate.
In use since November 2011, there has not been a single nameplate failure. A poly overlay topcoat protects nameplates against weather, high temperature, abrasion and chemical exposure.
Durability was paramount to Mr. Wroten, Kevin Marrie said. Produce bins get washed frequently, are stored outside and exposed to UV. They are sometimes refrigerated or frozen, and shipped in trucks with high temperatures and humidity. They face multiple harsh environments.
Durable Premium Nameplates, with 14-mil construction, are flexible enough to adhere to rigid surfaces, but thick enough to withstand the harshest conditions. They are ideal for produce applications, and often used on bins for shipping watermelons, onions, sweet potatoes, oranges and peaches.
The Kennedy Groups Durable Premium Nameplates come on ergonomic rolls that are easy to handle and store. Easily applied to a variety of bins and containers, the nameplates strong adhesive eliminates the costs and problems associated with hot stamping and bolted nameplates.
About The Kennedy Group
The Kennedy Group, a family owned and operated business since 1974, is a leader in providing market-tested and innovative solutions to help customers package, promote, identify and track their products.
Headquartered just east of Cleveland, Ohio, The Kennedy Group is based in an
80,000 square foot corporate facility with global reach to serve and supply our customers in 40 states and seven countries. Our leadership and solutions contribute to the success of customers in the consumer products, automotive, material handling, biomedical, healthcare and chemical industries.
The Labeling and Packaging Division is a high-quality, low-cost producer of pressure-sensitive and roll film products. With multiple printing facilities in Cleveland, Orlando, and Pensacola, The Kennedy Group can handle large volume orders, while providing quick lead times and competitive shipping costs.
The Track, Trace and ID Solutions Division produces the flagship placard label holders, nameplates, and identification products that are applied to reusable containers, racks and storage areas. This division also provides complete RFID solutions, from initial exploratory site planning through implementation and post-implementation maintenance. Kennedys professional RFID services include hardware, tag selection and application, software and integration.
The Direct Response Products Division is the leader in front-page advertising solutions, offering an assortment of colorful, stick-on notes, booklets, and cards that function as impactful, removable advertisements on the front pages of more than 600 newspapers nationwide with a circulation exceeding 40 million.
To learn more about The Kennedy Group and the products, services, and solutions provided by these divisions, visit http://www.kennedygrp.com.