Wednesday, April 30, 2014

FG 7

On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z

300 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE

36 GRAMMYS

2 PHILANTHROPISTS

1 TOUR

1 STAGE

THIS SUMMER

 

 

 

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 30, 2014

Natomas Barnes and Noble to host a public book signing May 10, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. featuring Fresno author, magazine publisher and business owner, Reginia (Regana) McKinney-McGee, as she signs her new book titled Introspection.
Introspection is the poignant story of a struggle between morality and retribution as a woman with deep secrets embarks on a life-changing journey to seek justice from unwary souls.          

 







Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Cat Begovic graces the cover of Iron Man Magazine


LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 / You might do a double take when glancing at the cover of the May issue of Iron Man Magazine Sweden.  Most people would be shocked to see that the fitness cover model is a doctor; a surgeon in fact.  With six pack abs, Dr. Cat Begovic is featured on the cover next to the caption "The Modern Superwoman".   She is a double board certified plastic surgeon with an impressive resume that includes graduating with honors from Harvard University and medical school from UCLA.  She also completed two surgical training programs at UCLA.  Her photos, including those in a 12-page feature article may finally convince even the biggest skeptics that beauty and brains can co-exist.
 


New Book 'Introspection' Releases The First In A Series Of 10

Natomas Barnes and Noble to Host Book Signing May 10, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 30, 2014 Natomas Barnes and Noble to host a public book signing May 10, 2014, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. featuring Fresno author, magazine publisher and business owner, Reginia (Regana) McKinney-McGee, as she signs her new book titled Introspection.
Introspection is the poignant story of a struggle between morality and retribution as a woman with deep secrets embarks on a life-changing journey to seek justice from unwary souls.          
Introspection's main character, Gina, is an exciting, intriguing, dependable, yet complicated, character in a complex family dynamic.  Readers will find themselves relating to Gina's life challenges as she travels the world and deals with the aspects of everyday life, especially her struggle to reveal what she truly feels inside, but is fearful to display to the world.   What are her hidden secrets?
"This book is an excellent read!  The character, Gina Phillips, will keep you on the edge of your seat."  - Justine Giles Lane
"Who Gave Them the Right To Decide My Fate?"
If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Sarah Mejia at (559) 283-4483 or email at sarah@introspectionnovels.com.
Media Contact: Sarah Mejia, MBM Entertainment, (559) 283-4483, sarah@introspectionnovels.com
SOURCE MBM Entertainment


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Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Cat Begovic graces the cover of Iron Man Magazine



LOS ANGELES, April 30, 2014 / You might do a double take when glancing at the cover of the May issue of Iron Man Magazine Sweden.  Most people would be shocked to see that the fitness cover model is a doctor; a surgeon in fact.  With six pack abs, Dr. Cat Begovic is featured on the cover next to the caption "The Modern Superwoman".   She is a double board certified plastic surgeon with an impressive resume that includes graduating with honors from Harvard University and medical school from UCLA.  She also completed two surgical training programs at UCLA.  Her photos, including those in a 12-page feature article may finally convince even the biggest skeptics that beauty and brains can co-exist.
 
The interview also reveals many of the challenges Dr. Begovic faced as a woman in a predominately male dominated field on her path to becoming a successful Beverly Hills plastic surgeon.  Of the 8521 board-certified plastic surgeons in the country, only a little over 850 are women.  She recalls early on in her life being told that she shouldn't "waste her looks by being a doctor" or that "women have no place in the operating room" by other male doctors.  However, this only motivated her to strive even harder for success.  As a now established Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, she feels that being a woman now helps her in many ways, especially when it comes to relating to her female patients.  As a plastic surgery patient herself, a published fitness and glamour model,  as well as a mom who had work hard to recover her pre-pregnancy body, Dr. Begovic understands many of the body image issues that her own patients face.
Dr. Begovic also discusses how she was able to balance her busy career with being a mom and getting in shape for her cover shoot.  Dr. Begovic is also a beauty and health expert who has been on various TV shows like "The Doctors", "Entertainment Tonight," and "Spike TV."  She has performed scientific research on stem cell tissue engineering and has published or presented over 40 articles in scientific journals or meetings on topics such as cancer, anti-aging, skin care and vaginal cosmetic surgery.  She is also a featured writer for the magazine.  In this particular edition, her article discusses how sleep affects weight loss, liposuction to create six pack abs and what happens with weight gained after liposuction.  Dr. Begovic states that the "joy of her life…." is her family and "of all the things I've been able to achieve in my life so far, being a wife and a mother is my most significant success."
Media Contact: Binais Begovic, Dr. Cat Begovic, MD, 714-900-1910, binaisbegovic@gmail.com

SOURCE Dr. Cat Begovic, MD


On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z

300 MILLION RECORDS WORLDWIDE

36 GRAMMYS

2 PHILANTHROPISTS

1 TOUR

1 STAGE

THIS SUMMER

 

LOS ANGELES, April 28, 2014 
WHO:
BEYONCE AND JAY Z


WHAT:
"ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCE AND JAY Z "
in partnership with #BeyGood
benefitting the Shawn Carter Foundation


WHEN:
June 25- August 5, 2014


WITH:
Exclusively with Chase


HOW:
Members of Beyonce's Fan Club will have access to pre-sale tickets beginning Tuesday, April 29 at 8am local time. For details visit, www.beyonce.com/tour.


Exclusively, Chase credit and debit customers will receive advance access to purchase tickets from Tuesday, April 29 at 10am through 10pm local time.  A non-exclusive presale window will continue through Thursday, May 1 at 10pm local time. Chase credit and debit customers will also have exclusive access to purchase a Chase Lounge VIP ticket package which includes a private pre-show lounge with food, drinks, music and more.


Tickets for "ON THE RUN TOUR: BEYONCE AND JAY Z" go on sale to the general public starting Friday, May 2 through the Live Nation Mobile APP and at www.livenation.com


Beginning today, Monday, April 28, fans can visit https://www.facebook.com/Beyonce or https://www.facebook.com/JayZ for more information about getting early access to tickets on Wednesday, April 30 at 10:00am local time.  


WHERE:
See below dates.
ON THE RUN TOUR ITINERARY:
Wednesday, June 25
Miami, FL
Sun Life Stadium
Saturday, June 28
Cincinnati, OH
Great American Ballpark
Tuesday, July 1
Foxborough, MA
Gillette Stadium
Saturday, July 5
Philadelphia, PA
Citizen's Bank Park
Monday, July 7
Baltimore, MD
M & T Bank Stadium
Wednesday, July 9
Toronto, ON
Rogers Centre
Friday, July 11
East Rutherford, NJ
MetLife Stadium
Tuesday, July 15
Atlanta, GA
Georgia Dome
Friday, July 18
Houston, TX
Minute Maid Park
Sunday, July 20
New Orleans, LA
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Tuesday, July 22
Dallas, TX
AT&T Stadium
Thursday, July 24
Chicago, IL
Soldier Field
Sunday, July 27
Winnipeg, MB
Investor Group Field
Wednesday, July 30
Seattle, WA
Safeco Field
Saturday, August 2
Los Angeles, CA
Rose Bowl
Tuesday, August 5
San Francisco, CA
AT&T Park



"On The Run: Beyonce and JAY Z," in partnership with #BeyGOOD, will donate $1 from every ticket purchased to the Shawn Carter Foundation to support students.   Additionally, a portion of the proceeds from each Chase Lounge VIP Ticket Package will also be donated to The Shawn Carter Foundation.  
The mission of the Shawn Carter Foundation is to help individuals facing socio-economic hardships further their education at institutions of higher learning. Students served by the Shawn Carter Foundation represent diverse backgrounds, and face significant barriers to success such as teen pregnancy, homelessness, poverty, former incarceration, sexual and domestic abuse, and gang membership. The Foundation supports these students on the run to greatness through its scholarship fund, annual college tours, study abroad experiences, counseling initiatives, and holiday toy and meal drives.  For more information visit www.shawncartersf.com.
Launched in 2013,  #BeyGOOD inspires people everywhere to be kind, be charitable and get involved in their local communities.  To date, over 2 million fans have joined in to raise awareness and resources for causes important to them.  For more information about the charities we support visit,  www.Beyonce.com/BeyGood and follow us on Twitter @BeyGood
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with operations in more than 60 countries. Chase helps almost 70 million consumers and small businesses with a broad range of financial services.  The  firm and its Foundation give approximately $200 million annually to nonprofit organizations around the world and lead volunteer service activities for employees in local communities, utilizing its many resources, including access to capital, strength, global reach and expertise. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.
About Live Nation EntertainmentLive Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenationentertainment.com.
Join the conversation, use #OnTheRunTour on Twitter and Instagram.  On The Run Tour is exclusively promoted by Live Nation.

SOURCE Live Nation Entertainment


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Sunday, April 27, 2014

FG 6

Interactive Progress on Draft Plan for Overcoming Long-term Consequences of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis for UN Member States

The G-Global info-communicative platform hosted an online conference on the 19th March on the theme “Draft Plan for overcoming long-term consequences of the global financial and economic crisis for UN Member States” in preparation for the second World Anti-Crisis Conference to be held in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, on 21-23 May 2014.






Opera Lights Up Sydney Harbour

SYDNEY, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney Harbour sparkles as the 3(rd) annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (21 March - 13 April) opens with its spectacular water-top stage playing host to a new production of Madama Butterfly. Under the stars and on the water's edge, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is the city's grandest cultural event. Unique to Sydney, this world-class event is like no other, turning the iconic Sydney skyline into an operatic backdrop for a nightly audience of 3,000.








Marijuana on Main Street

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today released Marijuana on Main Street, a special report that provides an in-depth look at the debate over medical marijuana. As numerous states consider bills to legalize medical marijuana, WebMD surveyed nearly 3,000 consumers and Medscape surveyed more than 1,500 doctors about their attitudes regarding legalization, marijuana as a potential treatment option, and the perceived risks and benefits of its use to help shed light on this evolving issue.




Interactive Progress on Draft Plan for Overcoming Long-term Consequences of the Global Financial and Economic Crisis for UN Member States




The G-Global info-communicative platform hosted an online conference on the 19th March on the theme “Draft Plan for overcoming long-term consequences of the global financial and economic crisis for UN Member States” in preparation for the second World Anti-Crisis Conference to be held in the Kazakhstan capital, Astana, on 21-23 May 2014.






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Opera Lights Up Sydney Harbour


SYDNEY, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney Harbour sparkles as the 3(rd) annual Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour (21 March - 13 April) opens with its spectacular water-top stage playing host to a new production of Madama Butterfly. Under the stars and on the water's edge, Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is the city's grandest cultural event. Unique to Sydney, this world-class event is like no other, turning the iconic Sydney skyline into an operatic backdrop for a nightly audience of 3,000.
 Complete with luxury seating, fine dining in the tree tops and breathtaking staging, this is an opera experience like no other. The scale and design of the staging is huge and spectacular - Madama Butterfly features an open-air stage 44 x 29m, a giant sun and moon rising from the Harbour, a Japanese bamboo forest and nightly fireworks.
A cast of 60 artists hail from 11 different countries including Japan, Korea, Russia, Siberia, Australia and Spain, with two casts alternating performances, led by Hiromi Omura (Japan) and Hyeseoung Kwon (South Korea) in the title role. It takes 626 cast, crew, musicians and production staff to stage the show and a full orchestra plays live beneath the stage.
This striking new production of Madama Butterfly is led by Spanish creative team La Fura dels Baus, including Director Alex Olle, Set Designer Alfons Flores and Costume Designer Lluc Castells.
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour began in 2012, as part of Opera Australia's goal to make opera more accessible. It's quickly become one of the most popular cultural events ever staged in Australia, winning many awards and attracting new audiences. Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is supported by Destination NSW as part of the NSW Government tourism and events strategy, together with the International Foundation for Arts and Culture.
Sydney is unrivalled in Australia in its capacity to stage exclusive events that have the whole world tuning in. Destination NSW has been at the forefront in creating and winning world-class events that put Sydney on the global front page. These events deliver in excess of 6 million visitors to Sydney every year, and generate spending by those visitors of around AU$6.4 billion
 
Tickets AU$79-$350
http://opera.org.au/whatson/events/operaonsydneyharbour
Scott Dawkins
+61-403-937-074
publicity@opera.org.au

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SOURCE Opera Australia


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Marijuana on Main Street

NEW YORK, April 2, 2014 -- WebMD Health Corp. (Nasdaq: WBMD), the leading source of health information, today released Marijuana on Main Street, a special report that provides an in-depth look at the debate over medical marijuana. As numerous states consider bills to legalize medical marijuana, WebMD surveyed nearly 3,000 consumers and Medscape surveyed more than 1,500 doctors about their attitudes regarding legalization, marijuana as a potential treatment option, and the perceived risks and benefits of its use to help shed light on this evolving issue. The Marijuana on Main Street special report includes full survey findings, analysis, expert commentary and patient stories. "Despite more than 20 years of anecdotal evidence about the medicinal effects of marijuana, doctors and consumers remain in search of answers," says Dr. Michael Smith, Chief Medical Editor, WebMD. "The findings of our consumer-physician survey indicate the medical community's support for the use of marijuana as a treatment option, particularly among clinical specialties that have pioneered research. Yet these survey data suggest additional studies will inform decision-makers' confidence in where medical marijuana can help and where it might not." PHYSICIAN OPINIONS ON LEGALIZATION Amid ongoing debate of whether medical marijuana should be legalized nationally, the Medscape survey finds that overall, 56% of respondents are in favor of national legalization. Peer-review data on marijuana's health benefits remain limited. Physicians who responded (69%) state medical marijuana can help with certain treatments and conditions. But the results show that physician opinion varies by medical specialty. The report finds: -- 67% say medical marijuana should be a medical option for patients. -- 50% of those practicing in states where medical marijuana is not legal say it should be legalized. -- 52% of doctors practicing in states considering new laws say medical marijuana should be legal in their states. -- 82% of oncologists and hematologists believe marijuana can deliver real benefits that can help patients - among the highest specialty response rates. These specialties are also the most likely to say that marijuana should be a medical option for patients (82%). CONSUMER MEDICAL NEED VOICED In WebMD's companion survey of 2,960 consumers, respondents had similar levels of support for medical marijuana, including: -- 50% support making medical marijuana legal nationwide. -- 49% of those living in states where medical marijuana is not legal say it should be legalized in their state. -- 52% say medical marijuana can help with treatments and conditions. -- 45% say the benefits outweigh the risks. The WebMD and Medscape surveys found that doctors and consumers were not as supportive of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. More than half of the doctors (53%) and consumers (51%) surveyed oppose legalizing it nationally for that purpose. The debate over legalized marijuana continues among both healthcare professionals and consumers. To view the WebMD/Medscape Special Report, Marijuana on Main Street, visit http://www.webmd.com/news/breaking-news/marijuana-on-main-street/default.htm. WebMD/ Medscape Survey Methods The WebMD Medical Marijuana Consumer Survey was completed by 2,960 random WebMD site visitors from February 23 to February 26, 2014. All WebMD visitors had an equal probability of answering the survey. The sample represents the WebMD Health consumer network online population with a margin of error of +/- 1.8% at a 95% confidence level, using a point estimate (a statistic) of 50%. The Medscape Medical Marijuana Physician Survey was completed by 1,544 physicians representing more than 12 specialty areas who are members of the Medscape panel, from February 25 to March 3, 2014. Respondents were selected randomly from the appropriate practice area/specialty and invited via email to respond to the online survey. The sample represents the Medscape online population of these physicians with a margin of error of +/- 2.5% at a 95% confidence level, using a point estimate (a statistic) of 50%. The specialties represented are Cardiology, Primary Care, Gastroenterology, Infectious Disease/HIV Care, Neurology, Obstetrics/Gynecology & Women's Health, Hematology/Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Psychiatry & Mental Health, Rheumatology, and Urology, as well as several other specialties. About WebMD WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ: WBMD) is the leading provider of health information services, serving consumers, physicians, healthcare professionals, employers, and health plans through our public and private online portals, mobile platforms and health-focused publications. The WebMD Health Network includes WebMD Health, Medscape, MedicineNet, eMedicineHealth, RxList, theheart.org, Medscape Education and other owned WebMD sites. SOURCE WebMD Health Corp.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

FG 5

Nuclear Industry Veterans: American Fuel at Soviet Nuclear Power Plants Could Cause Second Chernobyl                                      
                                                      
MOSCOW, April 25, 2014 
International Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry (IUVNEI) issued the following statement on Friday:
"Nuclear fuel produced by the US firm Westinghouse does not meet the technical requirements of Soviet-era reactors, and using it could cause an accident on the scale of the Chernobyl disaster, which took place on the 26th April 1986.




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OKMULGEE, Okla., April 25, 2014 Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin praised OSU Institute of Technology and its 197th graduating class Friday afternoon when she took the stage as commencement speaker at the spring graduation ceremony.






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SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 25, 2014 /-- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR, "Sabre") announced today that all 5,880,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 (the "Common Stock"), subject to the option granted to the underwriters to purchase additional shares in connection with Sabre's initial public offering, have been issued. The closing of the initial public offering occurred on April 23, 2014






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Nuclear Industry Veterans: American Fuel at Soviet Nuclear Power Plants Could Cause Second Chernobyl

MOSCOW, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire

International Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry (IUVNEI) issued the following statement on Friday:
"Nuclear fuel produced by the US firm Westinghouse does not meet the technical requirements of Soviet-era reactors, and using it could cause an accident on the scale of the Chernobyl disaster, which took place on the 26th April 1986.
    
A decision by the Ukrainian nuclear regulator and government to use Westinghouse fuel, or TVS-W, at Ukrainian nuclear power stations would be irresponsible in the extreme.
Two years ago, there was a near-miss in the Ukraine, when TVS-W with damaged distancing armatures risked substantial uncontrolled releases of dangerous radiation. Only by a miracle was there no disaster at the South Ukrainian nuclear power plant.
As we remember those who died in Chernobyl, we should not forget that that tragedy took place because of a similarly irresponsible experiment with a live operating reactor, pushed beyond its design limits. No one, whatever their political view of Ukraine, should risk letting that happen again."
Note for editors: 
International Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry (IUVNEI) brings together more than 15,000 nuclear industry veterans from Armenia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Finland, the Czech Republic, Russia, Slovakia and Ukraine. It was founded in 2010 and headquartered  in Moscow.
SOURCE International Union of Veterans of Nuclear Energy and Industry (IUVNEI)

Okla. Gov. Fallin inspires new generation of America's workforce

 

 

OKMULGEE, Okla., April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin praised OSU Institute of Technology and its 197th graduating class Friday afternoon when she took the stage as commencement speaker at the spring graduation ceremony.
"All of you believe in the power of education, which is why you are here. And you are right to believe in that, now more than ever," said Fallin, who also pointed out that 50 years ago, 80 percent of the country's jobs required only a high school diploma, and now that number has dropped to 35 percent.
"It was a different world. A more low-tech world, but the world has changed. It requires a faster, more skilled, more educated workforce. You are now part of that workforce. You won't be turning a lever on a factory floor 5,000 times a day. You're working in highly skilled careers that are truly amazing in their diversity."
The 228 graduates, 64 percent of whom graduated with honors, will soon start careers in engineering, automotive technology, electronics, watchmaking, nursing, heavy equipment maintenance, culinary arts, orthotics and prosthetics, visual arts and energy fields.
"What makes OSUIT unique in the state is the emphasis it places on practical learning environments," Fallin said. "Students learn by doing while using industry-caliber equipment and tools that make transitioning from classroom to career a seamless experience."
OSUIT President Dr. Bill R. Path said nearly 700 different businesses and industries partner with the university, and it's these relationships that make the university one of a kind in Oklahoma.
"At OSUIT, we feel that our job is not done when a student walks across this stage and receives a diploma. To us, student success is measured by how many graduates successfully enter the workforce," Path said.
"The graduates at OSUIT represent a new wave of citizens working hard to grow the state's economy and keeping it moving in the right direction," Fallin said.
"As your governor, I'm asked all the time: what can we do to reduce poverty? What can we do to bring more jobs and businesses to Oklahoma? What can we do to keep the ones we already have? What is the solution?" she said. "Well, here's the honest answer— you are."
Fallin also offered the graduates a few pieces of advice, including to give back to their community, wherever that might be, and that there's no limit to what they can accomplish.
"It won't always be an easy path to success; life will not always be perfect and there will be disappointments and setbacks, but always remember, setbacks are opportunities for comebacks."
About Oklahoma State University Institute of TechnologyOSU Institute of Technology is Oklahoma's only university of applied technology, offering accelerated degree programs -- including bachelor of technology degrees in civil engineering, instrumentation engineering, and information technologies and associates in applied science and associates in science – to students in 73 Oklahoma counties, 24 states and 16 countries. With more than 25 degree programs, OSUIT is known for its high academic standards, world-class teaching facilities, unique partnerships with business and industry, and one of the highest career placement rates in the region. For more information about OSUIT, call 918.293.4680 or 1.800.722.4471, or visit the web at www.osuit.edu.
CONTACT:
Eric Covey
918-293-5140
Eric.covey@okstate.edu
 
SOURCE Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology


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Sabre Closes Option To Purchase Additional Shares

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 25, 2014 /-- Sabre Corporation (NASDAQ: SABR, "Sabre") announced today that all 5,880,000 shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 (the "Common Stock"), subject to the option granted to the underwriters to purchase additional shares in connection with Sabre's initial public offering, have been issued. The closing of the initial public offering occurred on April 23, 2014.
The initial public offering, including the exercise of the option to purchase additional shares, comprises approximately 17% of Sabre's issued and outstanding shares. Sabre intends to use the net proceeds from the exercise of the option to purchase additional shares to repay additional outstanding indebtedness under the Term C Facility.
Morgan Stanley, Goldman, Sachs & Co., BofA Merrill Lynch and Deutsche Bank acted as joint book runners for this offering. In addition, Evercore, Jefferies, TPG Capital BD, LLC, Cowen and Company, Sanford C. Bernstein, William Blair, Mizuho Securities, Natixis and The Williams Capital Group, L.P. acted as co-managers for this offering.  
Sabre® is a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry. Sabre's software, data, mobile and distribution solutions are used by hundreds of airlines and thousands of hotel properties to manage critical operations, such as passenger and guest reservations, revenue management, and flight, network and crew management. Sabre also operates a leading global travel marketplace, processing over $100 billion of estimated travel spend in 2013 by connecting travel suppliers to their most valued customers, the business traveler.  Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, USA, Sabre employs approximately 10,000 people in approximately 60 countries around the world.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Any statements in this release that are not historical or current facts are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements convey Sabre's current expectations or forecasts of future events. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Sabre's actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performances or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Certain of these risks and uncertainties are described in the "Risk Factors" and "Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" section of the registration statement on Form S-1. Unless required by law, Sabre undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events after the date of this press release.
Media Contact:
Nancy St. Pierre
Sabre
+1 682-605-3864
Nancy.st.pierre@sabre.com
Investor Relations:
Barry Sievert
Sabre
Barry.sievert@sabre.com
682-605-0214
 
SOURCE Sabre Corporation

Thursday, April 24, 2014

FG 4

 The devil is left-handed.
                                      
                                      By F Guzzardi
File:Nicolo Paganini by Richard James Lane.jpgWait for a moment and just do not leave me alone, my son is my voice and knows what to say. in unconsecrated ground , my bare ` why do you believe it's right , you know that I do not align , and I watch from afar, my fingers burned from the ropes , and you do not know how to listen , listen you do not know but you know very well that the devil is left-handed , they know well your faithful - in Nice, people do not want , but you know, the devil is left-handed, and sticks his delirium in E major , then writhes on Stradivarius and a grin , bouncing out of his chair tender woman , and you know that the devil is left-handed -







Professional Diversity Network Partners With Commonwealth Compact To Host Boston Conference

Find jobs that fit your profileCHICAGO, April 24, 2014 / -- To help increase the visibility of and access to diverse professionals in Massachusetts, Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPDN) and Commonwealth Compact will host a 'Diversity Networking Conference.' The event will take place on April 30, 2014 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. EDT. There is no cost to attend and early registration offers candidates an opportunity to pre-interview with potential employers. To register, visit                  www.prodivnet.com/events/boston-networking-conference.






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The devil is left-handed.

                                                By F Guzzardi
File:Nicolo Paganini by Richard James Lane.jpgWait for a moment and just do not leave me alone, my son is my voice and knows what to say. in unconsecrated ground , my bare  why do you believe it's right , you know that I do not align , and I watch from afar, my fingers burned from the ropes , and you do not know how to listen , listen you do not know but you know very well that the devil is left-handed , they know well your faithful - in Nice, people do not want , but you know, the devil is left-handed, and sticks his delirium in E major , then writhes on Stradivarius and a grin , bouncing out of his chair tender woman , and you know that the devil is left-handed - i do not believe in doctors, quacks and presumptuous , but I can not do anything , my lungs and my throat , my voice , which is over the my voice? Achilles give me your hand and take me far beyond what you see , make me the words that I can only write , and sadness that I can only play - put away the doctors , all but one , the one that will be able ` to save me , and then these people who hates me but I do not feel it, I swear I do not speak , maybe you wanted to know this , no, not swear , stretch my legs along the bed and remain motionless until the end , until the end in unconsecrated ground , and you know my lord , that the devil is left-handed, is sneaky and plays the violin.



In 1836, Paganini returned to Paris to set up a casino. Its immediate failure left him in financial ruin, and he auctioned off his personal effects, including his musical instruments, to recoup his losses. At Christmas of 1838, he left Paris for Marseilles and, after a brief stay, travelled to Nice where his condition worsened. In May 1840, the Bishop of Nice sent Paganini a local parish priest to perform the last rites. Paganini assumed the sacrament was premature, and refused. 
A week later, on 27 May 1840, Paganini died from internal hemorrhaging before a priest could be summoned. Because of this, and his widely rumored association with the devil, the Church denied his body a Catholic burial in Genoa. It took four years and an appeal to the Pope before the Church let his body be transported to Genoa, but it was still not buried. His remains were finally laid to rest in 1876, in a cemetery in Parma. In 1893, the Czech violinist, František Ondříček, persuaded Paganini's grandson, Attila, to allow a viewing of the violinist's body. After this bizarre episode, Paganini's body was finally reinterred in a new cemetery in Parma in 1896.

Professional Diversity Network Partners With Commonwealth Compact To Host Boston Conference

Find jobs that fit your profileCHICAGO, April 24, 2014 / -- To help increase the visibility of and access to diverse professionals in Massachusetts, Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPDN) and Commonwealth Compact will host a 'Diversity Networking Conference.' The event will take place on April 30, 2014 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. EDT. There is no cost to attend and early registration offers candidates an opportunity to pre-interview with potential employers. To register, visit www.prodivnet.com/events/boston-networking-conference.
In a departure from traditional job fairs, the conference employs an innovative "professional networking" format and features guest speakers, expert advisors, and career resources for active and passive job seekers.  Recruitment leaders from companies such as Amazon, Tek Systems, Eastern Bank, Mass Electric, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Lightower Fiber Optics will participate.  Sponsors include leading diversity organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Hispanic MBA's, the Association of Black MBA's, the Asian American MBA Association, the National Association of Black Accountants, the NAACP, and the National Urban League, among others.
"Through our partnership with Professional Diversity Network, we are proactively connecting the dots for employers who believe diversity is critical to maintaining a competitive edge," said Velda McRae-Yates, interim deputy director of the Commonwealth Compact.  "When it comes to diversity in the workplace, Massachusetts has a storied history, so it's exciting to see our mission come to life through an event of this caliber."
"As we continue to demonstrate the effectiveness of our 'networking' approach, the question from employers is no longer 'why' but rather 'how' to improve their diversity efforts," said Kevin Williams, chief marketing officer, Professional Diversity Network.  "Through partnerships with organizations like Commonwealth Compact, we are empowering businesses with tools and resources to meet and ultimately exceed its diversity goals."
Although the total unemployment rate in Massachusetts improved in March, minorities continue to have higher rates of unemployment and lower median incomes.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Massachusetts added 8,100 jobs in March and the total unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent.
For employer and sponsorship information contact events@prodivnet.com or call 800-390-5561 ext. 105.
About Commonwealth CompactCommonwealth Compact's mission is to establish Massachusetts as a uniquely inclusive, honest and supportive community of - and for - diverse people; to acknowledge its mixed history in this effort, and to face squarely the challenges that still need to be overcome; and to understand that the growing diversity of the state must be tapped fully in order to achieve its economic, civic and social potential.
About Professional Diversity Network, Inc.Professional Diversity Network (PDN) develops and operates online networks dedicated to serving diverse professionals in the U.S. and providing them with access to employment opportunities. PDN offers employers who value diversity an online platform in which to identify and acquire diverse talent for their hiring needs. Headquartered in Chicago, the company owns and operates professional networking communities including: iHispano.com for Hispanic professionals, BlackCareerNetwork.com for African American professionals, WomensCareerChannel.com for women, Military2Career.com for veterans, ProAble.net for professionals with disabilities, OutProNet.com for professionals in the gay community, and AsianCareerNetwork.com for Asian professionals. For more info, visit prodivnet.com.
SOURCE Professional Diversity Network, Inc.


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FOOD NETWORK STAR

FoodNetwork.comFOOD NETWORK STAR RETURNS FOR TENTH SEASON WITH NEW CAST OF CONTENDERS AND MORE INTENSE CULINARY CHALLENGES



Food Icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay Back as Mentors/Judges in Season Premiere on Sunday, June 1st at 9pm ET/PT

Web Exclusive Series Star Salvation and Audience Vote Also Return, Winner to be Announced in Season Finale on Sunday, August 10th at 9pm ET/PT

NEW YORK - April 24, 2014 - Food Network’s long-running competition series Food Network Star is back for a tenth season in June, with culinary icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay leading the charge to discover the next promising face in food television. The twelve new contenders are put to the test in a season filled with unique competitions challenging their kitchen and on-camera chops, to find out who has the talent and charisma to follow in Alton, Giada and Bobby’s footsteps and helm their own show. Exclusive web series Star Salvation also returns, giving one eliminated contestant the opportunity to rejoin the on-air competition, which culminates in an audience vote to determine who wins the ultimate prize - their own show on Food Network. Shot in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, Food Network Star season ten kicks off with a one-hour premiere on Sunday, June 1st at 9pm ET/PT, and the winner will be named in the season finale on Sunday, August 10th at 9pm ET/PT.
“Every season, viewers love seeing new talent emerge on Food Network Star,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. “Watching three superstars of the food television world – Alton, Giada and Bobby – help the finalists hone their food, voice and on-camera skill is fascinating, fun and compelling.”
The finalists are: Luca Della Casa (San Antonio); Emma Frisch (Ithaca, NY); Nicole Gaffney (Atlantic City, NJ); Loreal Gavin (Indianapolis); Chris Kyler (Stafford, VA); Kenny Lao (New York); Christopher Lynch (New Orleans); Lenny McNab (Debeque, CO); Aryen Moore-Alston (Memphis); Sarah Penrod (League City, TX); Reuben Ruiz (Miami) and Donna Sonkin Shaw (New York).
In the season premiere, the contestants are welcomed to Los Angeles for their Star-making journey by Alton, Giada and Bobby, who invite the cast to their own red carpet premiere party that very night at a Hollywood studio backlot. Each finalist must present themselves to a select group of tastemakers, including E! personality Ross Mathews, and prepare their most impressive party bite for the challenge judges Alton, Giada, Bobby and Food Network executives Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson.
Upcoming episodes feature a Cutthroat Kitchen competition, viral video challenge from YouTube Space LA, visit to Knott’s Berry Farm, Las Vegas buffet and pool party-themed challenges and an on-camera appearance on Rachael Ray. Guest stars include Food Network personalities Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Jet Tila and Rachael Ray.
Web series Star Salvation returns for a second outing on Sunday, June 1st and goes live just after Star’s east coast airing. Available exclusively on FoodNetwork.com/Salvation and hosted by last season’s Food Network Star winner Damaris Phillips and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the six-episode web-only culinary contest gives eliminated finalists a chance to re-enter the competition. In a nod to the show’s tenth season, two fan favorites from past seasons return in the premiere Salvation challenge to battle the first eliminated finalist. The winner will re-enter Food Network Star on Sunday, July 13.
For more Food Network Star, fans can visit FoodNetwork.com/Star all season long for exclusive interviews, video, blogs, behind-the-scenes footage, photo galleries and more. Fans can also connect with each other and the show’s stars on Facebook at Facebook.com/FoodNetwork and on Twitter with the hashtag #FoodNetworkStar.
 

FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers' best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine's rate base has grown tenfold and is now the second largest monthly magazine on the newsstand, with over 11.6 million readers. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.