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Custody Calculations Announces A Contest For The Brilliant Who Want to Strut Their Stuff

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 11, 2007

Background: Custody Calculations announces a unique job search and contest. We are seeking a brilliant marketing person who missed an opportunity to be on the ground floor of Microsoft, Apple, Amazon or Google. Someone who wants that “big break” so they can strut their stuff.

When Custody Calculations is a multi million dollar company, words like, could have, should have, but didn’t is not something than anyone is going to want to say to themselves. For someone this is that big break so we encourage participants to grab onto and strut their stuff!

CEO, Catherine MacWillie, stated we are a young start up company, with the next big, really big idea for the internet. So we decided to get creative ourselves and have a contest of our own. Past interviews and a resume we are looking someone with the ability to obtain results, using creativeness, contacts and any other sensational ideas that may be of value. The goal is to launch our company and to locate the most brilliant and creative PR person out there.

The winner receives a cash prize of $ 1,500.00. If the winner is as brilliant as we hope and we are as successful in our pre sales as anticipated there may also be a job in it for the winner, employment is not guaranteed. But Custody Calculations would be crazy to let an applicant go if they can advertise without a budget, call on friends and associates and get us huge media attention.

On the bright side the applicant might just come out of it with $ 1,500.00 in your their pockets and significant media attention for themselves – if they do it correctly that is the key. Whether or not the job is with Custody Calculations is to still to early to tell. That’s more than most job applicants get for their trouble.

So here is how it works. Whoever can provide Custody Calculations with the most media coverage, and business, notice both are required to win, over a sixty day period of time. Contest commences November 1, 2007. Contestants will be encouraged to try television shows like, 24 Hours, Oprah, or morning shows, like The View, radio shows like Rush Limbaugh, NPR, KFI, Tom and Ken, articles in magazines such as Time, W Magazine, Forbes, stories in newspapers, such as Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco wins. Points are assigned based on visibility of PR and additional points for sign ups, on our various web sites.

Now here is the part where we get serious. The services of our company will save lives. A retired law enforcement officer, CEO, Catherine MacWillie, spent ten years in research on the issue of family law identifying that perhaps as much as 25% of all crime is related to family law; homicides, suicides, kidnappings, abductions, domestic violence, child abuse, violation of court orders. Ultimately this contest is really more about saving lives. Lives like Samy and Lindsey who were only 7 and 8 years old when they were murdered by one of their parents. Angry and mad over their divorce and wanting to punish the other parent, a parent killed their own children. This contest and search is really more about making sure that we never have to bury more children like Samy and Lindsey because of the divorce process ever again! So whether people participate for the possibility of the contest money, job or just want to make a difference and save lives we welcome their participation.

Participants can download articles from our web sites to learn more about the company; brochures, video, press releases, contestants may also contact the CEO for interviews in the media etc. However articles must be original to the contestants. We do not want thirty applicants all contacting the same producers with the same story. Articles must reflect that they are part of contest submission and were not reviewed by the company prior to submission to the producer or media outlet.

We have three web sites, Custody Calculations, http://www.CustodyCalculations.com. This is our promotion web site. We are in beta testing now and expect to launch soon. Our two additional web sites, Teens Against Bad Divorces, http://www.TeensAgainstBadDivorces.com, and The Power Of The Ten Dollar Bill Campaign, http://www.TenDollarBillCampaign.com.

We are putting together a link that you will be able to obtain further contest rules and information, but in the meantime contestants can email/contact us at the company with any questions until the link is posted. Pre-registration is required.

Custody Calculations is seeking Heroes. Heroes is the name to describe volunteers at our company. Heroes are people who want to save lives, protect children, help families recover from the divorce process ad reform family law. To learn more about Custody Calculations, go to http://www.CustodyCalculations.com or contact them at 702-375-9389.

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Olympian Summer Sanders, Upstart Band ‘The Maine’ Encourage Students to Enter America’s Greenest School Contest


Warrenville, IL (PRWEB) February 27, 2010

Last year, nearly 2,000 students from hundreds of schools nationwide competed for the coveted title of Americas Greenest SchoolSM in the first annual contest sponsored by leading school bus manufacturer IC Bus.

In 2010, the program is expanding to include even more opportunities for students to enter. U.S. Olympic gold medalist Summer Saunders and increasingly popular teen band The Maine kicked off this years contest with a bang. The Maine headlined an Americas Greenest School 2010 pep rally at Irvington High School last years contest winner in Freemont, Calif.

As parents, students and teachers are looking at ways to lead a greener life, school is a great place to show environmental leadership, said John McKinney, president of IC Bus. The Americas Greenest School Contest is one way to help educate and influence eco-friendly behavior like riding the bus to school instead of using a passenger car.

Students nationwide are encouraged to submit an entry, such as a photo collection, music, a video, an essay, or photos of a diorama, collage or piece of artwork, which illustrate the vision for how theyd make their school a greener place. Since every school bus has the capacity to take 36 cars off the road, school bus transportation is inherently eco-friendly. As part of their contest entry, we would like students to demonstrate how their school is committed to green transportation, McKinney added. Contest details and entry guidelines are available at AmericasGreenestSchool.com or http://www.facebook.com/AmericasGreenestSchool. Students have until March 8, 2010 to enter.

IC Bus will select ten finalists and America will choose the winner through online voting. The winner will be announced the week of Earth Day 2010 and the school of the winning entrant will win a hybrid school bus from IC Bus (a $ 150,000 value), a green audit of their school from a LEED Accredited Professional and approximately $ 20,000 for their school to use toward a green makeover.

Last year, Americas votes chose Irvington High School in Fremont, California as the prestigious winner. The school received a hybrid school bus from IC Bus, based on the award-winning essay from 16-year-old Alexander Chen. The hybrid school bus awarded to his school is up to 65 percent more fuel efficient than standard school buses and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 39 percent. It has also been specially engineered with a larger wheelbase to accommodate a wheelchair lift, making it fully compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Chen also received a $ 5,000 scholarship and his teacher, who is also the schools green coordinator, Clint Johns, received $ 3,000 for green school supplies.

Chens essay outlined the areas where his school has become more energy efficient, including reducing the schools energy use by one third. Irvington High School was the second school in the state of California to be recognized as an Energy StarSM school because of its efforts to reduce energy consumption by connecting computers to power strips, installing timers on exterior lighting and reprogramming classroom thermostats.

Student responsibility was also a key area in Chens essay. He wrote that students are encouraged to recycle and described the schools food scrap recycling program that diverts waste from landfills.

Riding a school bus is one great way to help the environment. Here are a few green facts from the American School Bus Council:

One school bus has the capacity to take 36 cars off the road, for a total of 17.3 million cars a year.

More than 26 million children ride the school bus daily, saving 2.3 billion gallons of fuel each year.

If an additional 10 percent of children rode school buses, it could save another 300 million gallons of fuel annually.

School bus models made in 2007 or later incorporate newer engine technology and are 60 times cleaner than those built before 1990

The daily fuel cost to transport a child to school is $ 3.68 for a private vehicle, but only 73 cents if that child rides a school bus.

About IC Bus

IC Bus, LLC, of Warrenville, IL, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Navistar, Inc. (NYSE: NAV). The nations largest integrated manufacturer of school buses, IC Bus is a global leader in passenger protection, chassis design, engines and ergonomics. The company is also a producer of commercial buses. All IC Bus brand buses are sold, serviced and supported through a renowned dealer network that offers an integrated customer program encompassing parts, training and service. Additional information is available at icbus.com.

Media Contact: Dane Roth, (312) 228-6843, Dane.Roth(at)Ketchum(dot)com

New Writing Contest: Animals Helping Special-Needs and At-Risk Kids Through the Worst of Times

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 8, 2010

A new contest is calling for inspiring true stories of pets or animals in nature helping children, parents, and families deal with life’s toughest challenges and issues — divorce and loss, learning disabilities, autism, attention deficit disorder, hyperactivity, congenital birth defects, cancer, deafness or blindness, bullying, peer pressure, and depression or mental health issues. Full description, rules, prizes, and entry form for this free contest are at http://www.angelanimals.net/contests.html. The deadline for entering is September 15, 2010. Early entries are considered first for inclusion in an upcoming book.

Allen and Linda Anderson, best-selling, award-winning authors and founders of the Angel Animals Network, are sponsoring the contest to find stories for their next new book to be published by New World Library in Fall 2011. Stories can be about any house pet, animal in nature, or therapy animal. Parents, teachers, staff of organizations, schools, or hospitals, writers, child-care specialists, social workers, animal advocates, animal-assisted therapy volunteers, and children or teens are encouraged to submit stories.

Allen Anderson says, “We’re looking forward to receiving heartwarming true stories from parents, grandparents, and guardians of children who have turned to animals for comfort. Maybe you remember from your childhood or teenage years a special animal who made it easier to cope with a chronic condition or with a devastating loss. Or an animal might have saved a child’s life. Send us your stories so we can consider sharing them with our readers around the world.”

The Andersons have sold over a quarter-million books. Their books are available all over the world in bookstores, online, and in libraries. They have editions published in the United States, Japan, Italy, Brazil, and the United Kingdom. They donate a portion of proceeds to animal welfare organizations. Their newest book in an ongoing series will be Dogs and the Women Who Love Them (New World Library, November 10, 2010).

The Andersons work has been featured in USA Today, Washington Post, national wire service articles, NPR, Today Show, Montel Williams Show, Animal Planet, Dog Fancy, Cat Fancy, BBC Radio, London Sunday Times, Beliefnet, ivillage, and numerous national publications and radio and television shows. For more information go to http://angelanimals.net/media.html.

People who have entered previous Angel Animals contests found that submitting a story is one of the best ways to ultimately be published in the Andersons’ upcoming books. By reading the Andersons’ previous anthologies, contestants can get a better of idea of the types of stories that have the best chance of success. Their books are available at shop.angelanimals.net, http://www.newworldlibrary.com, in bookstores nationwide, and in online bookstores, libraries, gift shops, and catalogs.

Previous books that include true story contest winning submissions include:

Angel Cats: Divine Messengers of Comfort

Angel Dogs: Divine Messengers of Love

Angel Horses: Divine Messengers of Hope

Angel Dogs with a Mission: Divine Messengers in Service to All Life

Horses with a Mission: Extraordinary True Stories of Equine Service

The following questions can serve as aids for selecting which experiences to write about for the contest.

Has an animal helped a child:

–endure long-term or catastrophic illnesses and chronic conditions?

–who has learning disorders, attention-deficit disorders, or hyperactivity?

–who is blind or deaf or has physical/motor, mental, or emotional problems?

–function better with autism or Asperger’s syndrome?

–with everyday ups and downs?

–with unexpected difficult situations and circumstances?

–through traumatic events such as divorce, death, or other losses?

–cope with stress, bullying, or peer pressure?

–by being a hero and saving his or her life?

Other questions to ask when considering stories to enter in the contest are:

–Has an animal brought a child a message of love, acceptance, gratitude, or inner direction?

–Has a relationship with an animal been a catalyst for physical, emotional, or spiritual healing for a child?

–Has a child felt a connection showing that animals are sentient, caring souls?

–Have animals helped a child through suffering or offered protection from danger?

–Has an animal made a child laugh and see the humor in upsetting situations?

–Has the example of an animal caused a child to become a better son, daughter, parent, or family member?

–Has a child learned how to handle life’s challenges, deal with change, or heal, trust, and creatively solve problems with the help of an animal?

–Has an animal been a mirror for a child to reflect on his or her life, health, or attitudes?

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The Million Moms Challenge Launches Imagine Me & You Photo Contest


New York, NY (PRWEB) November 28, 2011

Calling all expectant moms! Today, the Million Moms Challenge, in collaboration with ABC News, the United Nations Foundation, Disney Baby and Anne Geddes, launched Imagine Me & You – a photo contest to win a trip for two adults, plus baby, to Australia for a photo shoot with the world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes.

The contest – which will be announced on Good Morning America Monday, November 28th – It is designed to celebrate the universal dream that mothers everywhere have for healthy, happy babies who will grow to reach their full potential. To enter the contest, expectant moms in their third trimester can upload a picture of their baby bump on http://www.Facebook.com/millionmomschallenge – along with an original, creative message written on their bellies capturing their wishes and dreams for life with their little one.

America will vote on the images from December 6th to December 15th. The three finalists will be announced on ABC News December 16th. Anne Geddes will personally select the grand-prize winner in January, and will shoot a rare private portrait of the winning mom and newborn in her Sydney, Australia studio.

To illustrate the importance of love and family in the earliest stages of life is a message that I stand behind and feel privileged to experience every day, said Geddes, who has made a commitment to the United Nations Every Woman Every Child effort to raise awareness about the need to improve the health of women and children in the developing world. That is why I am proud to be a part of the Million Moms Challenge Imagine Me & You contest.

Realizing that a healthier tomorrow for our world starts with healthy moms and babies today, the Million Moms Challenge engages millions of Americans with millions of moms in developing countries around issues that affect pregnancy, childbirth and childrens health.

Mothers around the world look forward to sharing special moments with their babies, noted Kathy Calvin, CEO of the United Nations Foundation. But in developing countries up to 1.5 million newborns die within the first 24 hours and most of these lives could have been saved with better health care. This contest will highlight those precious milestones in life that partners like the United Nations and the Shot@Life campaign will help make a reality for mothers and children around the world.

There is so much we can do together so many simple ways for us all to link arms to help every mother and child have a chance to lead a healthy life, said Diane Sawyer, anchor of ABC World News. Sawyer will anchor a primetime special on maternal/newborn health that will air December 16th.

Disney Baby, a new brand from Disney Consumer Products, which provides parents with the essentials they need to bond with baby at every stage, is pledging to donate $ 50,000 to several of the largest NGOs helping moms and babies throughout the world. Each semi-finalist will receive a gift basket of Disney Baby merchandise valued at $ 500. Finalists will also win a years worth of Huggies brand diapers.

Our goal with Disney Baby is to help moms create magical moments with their babies right from the start. Were excited to join the Million Moms Challenge, to share those moments with America, and generate awareness for such a great cause, said Jessi Dunne, executive vice president, Disney Moms and Babies for Disney Consumer Products.

Submissions for Imagine Me & You are open from now until 11:59 p.m. EST, December 4, 2011. Expectant moms in the United States can upload pictures on http://www.Facebook.com/millionmomschallenge.

To get involved in the conversation about healthy moms and babies around the world, follow @AMillionMoms on Twitter and use the hash-tag #AMillionMoms

ABC News Contact:

David Ford/ david(dot)ford(at)abc(dot)com/ 212.456.7243

UN Foundation Contact:

Eric Porterfield / eporterfield(at)unfoundation(dot)org/ 646.637.6438

Disney Baby and Disney Consumer Products Contact:

Nidia Caceros Tatalovich/ nidia(dot)tatalovich(at)disney(dot)com / 818.544.0399

Geddes Group Contact:

Sandi Mendelson / smendelson(at)hmieast(dot)com / 212.725.7707

About ABC News

ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Networks news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio and the Internet. Its flagship program is World News with Diane Sawyer with other programs including Good Morning America, Nightline, Primetime, 20/20, and the Sunday morning political affairs program This Week with Christiane Amanpour. With an average television and radio audience of 180 million people in a given month, ABC News surpasses the competition. More than 2,400 affiliate stations broadcast ABC News Radios global news coverage. In addition, ABC News NOW is a 24-hour news and information network currently available to 44 million users across cable, broadband, and mobile platforms. NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, provides live and packaged news, sports, and weather reports, as well as footage of news events, to 200 ABC affiliates and more than 30 domestic and international clients. Visit http://www.abcnews.com.

About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public/private partnerships to address the worlds most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through campaigns and partnerships, the organization connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

About Anne Geddes

One of the worlds most respected photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity, vulnerability, and preciousness of children, embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured, and loved.

Throughout her career Anne Geddes has continued to give back. In 1992 Anne, with her husband Kel, started The Geddes Philanthropic Trust to raise funds and awareness worldwide for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. In 2011, Anne was proud to announce her partnership with the United Nation’s Every Woman, Every Child initiative, which she hopes will continue to help make the health and welfare of pregnant women, and newborn children, a global priority. Anne’s work has been published in 83 countries and her books have sold more than 18 million copies worldwide. Visit http://www.AnneGeddes.com.

About Disney Baby

DisneyBaby provides parents with the essentials they need for Creating Magical Moments Right From The Start. Through parent-inspired designs, developed by our own team of Disney Momgineers, Disney Baby offers today’s parents everything they need to bond with baby at every stage. The Disney Baby line includes essentials for Apparel, Nursery, On the Go, Bathtime, Feeding, Discovery and Celebration. The Disney Baby collection’s debut item is the patent-pending Disney Cuddly Bodysuit, made with Disney Huggable Soft 100% Cotton and featuring Snaps That Grow With Your Baby for longer wear. For more information, please visit http://www.disneybaby.com or join us at http://www.YouTube.com/Disney

The Million Moms Challenge Announces Winner of Imagine Me & You Photo Contest


Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 02, 2012

Today, the Million Moms Challenge, in collaboration with ABC News, the United Nations Foundation, Disney Baby and Anne Geddes, announced the winner of Imagine Me & You a photo contest to connect and celebrate mothers around the world.

The winner is Allison Dearstyne, from Dunkirk, Maryland. Dearstyne, a ninth grade history teacher, her husband, Richard and their 2-month-old baby girl Clara Noel have won the opportunity to travel to Sydney, Australia for an exclusive photo shoot with world-renowned photographer Anne Geddes.

Im moved by how many mothers have come together through this contest, said Geddes. The Million Moms Challenge created this contest to celebrate the dream of mothers everywhere for healthy, happy babies who will grow to reach their full potential. Im looking forward to meeting the Dearstyne family and continuing to be part of this strong community of mothers helping mothers.

Geddes chose the winner, one of 12 finalists from hundreds of entries from expectant moms around the U.S. who submitted photos of their baby bump along with an original, creative message written on their bellies capturing their wishes and dreams for life with their little one. Dearstynes entry read May You Stay Forever Young, a lyric from a Bob Dylan song she loved as a child.

I love Anne Geddes work and I especially love this cause, said Dearstyne. It was exciting to see my friends vote knowing that each like on the Million Moms Challenge facebook page raised money for moms in need. Im honored to be part of such an awesome project – what a perfect place for our first family vacation!

Realizing that a healthier tomorrow for our world starts with healthy moms and babies today, the Million Moms Challenge engages millions of Americans with millions of moms in developing countries around issues that affect pregnancy, childbirth and childrens health.

The three contest finalists won a years worth of Huggies brand diapers, and each of the 12 semi-finalists received a gift basket from Disney Baby, a new brand from Disney Consumer Products, which provides parents with the essentials they need to bond with baby at every stage, valued at $ 500. Disney Baby has also pledged support the Million Moms Challenge by donating $ 50,000 to several of the largest NGOs helping moms and babies throughout the world.

To get involved in the conversation about healthy moms and babies around the world, follow @AMillionMoms on Twitter and use the hash-tag #AMillionMoms.

About the Million Moms Challenge

The Million Moms Challenge is a joint effort of ABC News and the UN Foundation, in conjunction with corporate partners Johnson & Johnson and BabyCenter. The Million Moms Challenge partners include some of the worlds most respected NGOs, including African Medical and Research Foundation, CARE, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, GAVI Alliance, mothers2mothers, ONE, Partners in Health, Riders for Health, Save the Children, the UN Foundations Shot@Life campaign, US Fund for UNICEF, White Ribbon Alliance, and WorldVision, the UN Refugee Agency, Americans for UNFPA , Helen Keller International, International Medical Corps, Mercy Corps, and Every Mother Counts.

To sign up for the Million Moms Challenge go to http://www.millionmomschallenge.com. The Million Moms Challenge is part of the year-long global health series Be the Change: Save a Life, which is sponsored in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

About ABC News

ABC News is responsible for all of the ABC Television Networks news programming on a variety of platforms: television, radio and the Internet. Its flagship program is World News with Diane Sawyer with other programs including Good Morning America, Nightline, Primetime, 20/20, and the Sunday morning political affairs program This Week with Christiane Amanpour. With an average television and radio audience of 180 million people in a given month, ABC News surpasses the competition. More than 2,400 affiliate stations broadcast ABC News Radios global news coverage. In addition, ABC News NOW is a 24-hour news and information network currently available to 44 million users across cable, broadband, and mobile platforms. NewsOne, the affiliate news service of ABC News, provides live and packaged news, sports, and weather reports, as well as footage of news events, to 200 ABC affiliates and more than 30 domestic and international clients. Visit http://www.abcnews.com.

About the United Nations Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The UN Foundation builds and implements public/private partnerships to address the worlds most pressing problems, and works to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through campaigns and partnerships, the organization connects people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org.

About Anne Geddes

One of the worlds most respected photographers, Anne Geddes creates images that are iconic, multi-award winning, internationally acclaimed, and beloved. Like no photographer before, her imagery singularly captures the beauty, purity, vulnerability, and preciousness of children, embodying her deeply held belief that each and every child must be protected, nurtured, and loved.

Throughout her career Anne Geddes has continued to give back. In 1992 Anne, with her husband Kel, started The Geddes Philanthropic Trust to raise funds and awareness worldwide for the prevention of child abuse and neglect. In 2011, Anne was proud to announce her partnership with the United Nations Every Woman, Every Child initiative, which she hopes will continue to help make the health and welfare of pregnant women, and newborn children, a global priority. Annes work has been published in 83 countries and her books have sold more than 18 million copies worldwide. Visit http://www.AnneGeddes.com.

About Disney Baby

DisneyBaby provides parents with the essentials they need for Creating Magical Moments Right From The Start. Through parent-inspired designs, developed by our own team of Disney Momgineers, Disney Baby offers todays parents everything they need to bond with baby at every stage. The Disney Baby line includes essentials for Apparel, Nursery, On the Go, Bathtime, Feeding, Discovery and Celebration. The Disney Baby collections debut item is the patent-pending Disney Cuddly Bodysuit, made with Disney Huggable Soft 100% Cotton and featuring Snaps That Grow With Your Baby for longer wear. For more information, please visit http://www.disneybaby.com or join us at http://www.YouTube.com/DisneyBaby like us at http://www.Facebook.com/DisneyBaby and follow us at http://www.Twitter.com/DisneyBaby. You can find the Disney Cuddly Bodysuit available for purchase on http://www.Amazon.com/disneybaby.

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Matrix Direct Announces Picture Those You Helped Protect Facebook Photo Contest


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 08, 2012

Matrix Direct, one of the nations top direct-to-consumer term life insurance agencies, this month is offering its Facebook fans the chance to win a digital camera in an online photo contest.

The companys “Picture Those You Helped Protect” contest encourages consumers to proudly display photos of the spouses, children and other loved ones they helped protect by purchasing term life insurance.

Buying a term life insurance policy to help cover a familys living expenses and other costs in the event of a sudden or unexpected death is a big step in life. Matrix Direct thinks consumers should be proud about helping provide for their loved ones with term life insurance.

Enter the Facebook Photo Contest Today!

Entering the Matrix Direct “Picture Those You Helped” Protect photo contest is free and easy to do. In order to enter your photo, simply:

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React Mobile Raises Public Safety Awareness with Reaction Themed Facebook Photo Vote Contest


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 19, 2012

React Mobile, a leading developer of personal safety applications, is excited to announce the start of a two month long How would you React Facebook photo vote contest in an effort to increase safety awareness with the general public while offering the entrants a chance to win great prizes.

In real life scenarios, users can react to threatening and unknown situations by activating their React Mobile application to notify family, friends, and authorities that they are in danger. For the competition, entrants will react to the provided humorous and not-so-real life situation by posting a picture of their reaction to the React Mobile Facebook pages contest tab.

To participate, users must login to Facebook and like React Mobiles contest page. They must then show how they would respond to the situational question posed with a picture of their reaction. Over the span of two months, four different scenarios will be presented that Facebook fans can react to. Users will be allowed to vote for submitted photos to determine whose reaction is the best. Each situation will yield one unique winner who will claim the associated prize.

Reactions will be sought for unusual, even impossible situations like summer never ending, catching your cat washing your dishes, or being reverse pick-pocketed and winding up with $ 100 in your pocket. Prizes will relate to the situations and will include items such as an iPad, a $ 100 cash prize, and a full service house cleaning.

We want our users to feel empowered when theyre met with unfamiliar circumstances. We want them to be in control. This contest strives to bring awareness to personal safety through a fun and engaging competition that gets people involved and thinking about the safety of themselves and their friends and families. said Robb Monkman, co-founder of React Mobile. Whether youre reacting to an online contest or a real life situation, we want people to know that it has meaning.

In addition to the Facebook contest, React Mobile has released two infographics aimed at informing parents and students of the potential dangers lurking at home and at school. The first, found here, gives statistics on property crime, home invasion, and child abduction, plus a list of top safety tips for parents. The second, found here, shows how dangerous a college campus can be with information on drinking incidents and sexual assaults.

The React Mobile app can be downloaded on the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store.

About React Mobile:

React Mobile LLC was established in 2011 with the singular goal to protect people in times of distress. Their team has worked tirelessly to develop a simple, easy-to-use safety tool that can improve the safety of our communities through the use of technology. Safety is the core of React Mobile, and they will continue to pursue their goal to increase situational safety and to enhance the safety of students, employees, and loved ones.







San Francisco based Heath-Newton Describes the Benefits of a No Contest Divorce

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2012

The law firm explains that the end of a partnership or marriage does not always signal acrimony. For those who are separating without such feelings, a no contest divorce, or uncontested divorce offers a host of benefits among them are speed, cost, and flexibility, according to the firm spokesman.

California is no-fault divorce state. That means that in California it doesnt matter who wants the divorce or why if either party wants a divorce, they can have it. Long gone are the days of proving infidelity to get a divorce. The upshot is that in California a no-contest divorce is simply a divorce in which the parties work out the terms of their divorce without appearing in court.

There are varying levels of agreement. Sometimes the parties know exactly how they want to divide assets and arrange child custody before they ever speak with an attorney. Other parties cant agree on anything at first, but with the help of their attorneys theyre able to work out a deal. Sometimes the process takes days; other times it takes months. Sometimes the parties mediate; sometimes they work it out at a coffee shop. Either way, in an uncontested divorce, the parties stay out of court.

Uncontested divorces are cheaper, according to a spokesman for Heath-Newton. “Youve heard the joke that the quickest way to get a million dollars is to start with $ 10 million, and get a divorce $ 8 Million goes to the attorneys, and you and your ex split the rest. Those numbers arent far from the mark. There are few things more expensive (and less satisfying) in this world than divorce litigation. Take our advice on this one: avoid divorce litigation if you can settle out of court! The quicker you can reach agreement with your ex, the less you will spend on the process,” the firm adds.

Speed, of course is the second benefit of a no contest divorce, according to the law firm. “There is nothing fast about the California court system, and the family courts are arguably the slowest of the bunch. Theyre underfunded, under-motivated, and overworked. They dont really care about your divorce, and they have no incentive to move quickly. If you want speedy resolution, dont litigate mediate. The divorce process can be done in as much time as it takes you to reach a deal with your spouse. Settlement is the best way to reach a quick and fair result,” states Heath-Newton.

Heath-Newton explains that the third main benefit of the no contest divorce is flexibility. “Judges dont know anything about your life so they cant make orders that truly benefit you. Courts follow the law the law is the opposite of flexible. Youre not going to get custom tailored divorce agreements from overworked judges. Youre going to get well meaning, but cookie cutter resolutions that follow the law to the letter. On the flip side, if you and your spouse reach an agreement on your own, the court is happy to turn your personal agreement into an order. Youll need to follow certain formalities, but those are the easy part pay a lawyer to handle those for your and youre saving a bundle as compared to the alternative. You can be as creative and flexible as you want with your personal agreement. You want to keep the coin collection and give her the shotguns? Go for it. Nobody cares how you divide your assets unless you take the issue to the court.,” adds the law firm.

According to Heath-Newton, a less frequently discussed benefit of the uncontested divorce process is that it allows parties to remain on healthier terms than litigation. The litigation process is emotionally draining and simply stated it makes people angry. A no contest divorce process can take any form a couple wants. Many couples include therapists in the process in order to ease the transition out of the relationship. Uncontested divorces are easier on the soul, according to the firm.

Heath-Newton says they help clients navigate uncontested divorces of every kind. They believe that its ultimately better for couples to avoid litigation, and so they support clients in that process.

About the company:

At Heath-Newton LLP, they specialize in family law, asset protection and estate planning services. Based in San Francisco, their boutique firm has earned a reputation for managing their clients cases well, reaching successful resolutions and minimizing costs and disruption to their clients lives.

They have handled a long list of family-law cases, including a broad range of issues facing new families (such as domestic partnerships, premarital agreements, adoption and more), as well as divorce, asset division, child custody and child and spouse support. They also have extensive experience in estate planning, wills, probate, mediation, living wills and trusts.

Collectively, their attorneys have thousands of hours of experience, allowing them to be both efficient and effective. They are guided by a practical approach that emphasizes avoiding litigation to minimize costs and disruption; however, they can and will be fierce litigators when all other strategies have proven ineffective. For more information visit their website at http://www.heathnewton.com. To discuss a situation with one of their attorneys, please call them at (415) 398-1290.







Popular Classroom Makeover Contest Goes Global as Students from Calgary to Cape Town Compete for More Than $160,000 in Cutting-Edge Technology


Denton, TX (PRWEB) August 23, 2010

eInstruction, a leading education technology company, today announced details of its fourth annual Classroom Makeover Video Contest. Classes in the U.S., Canada (excluding Quebec), South Africa, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Puerto Rico are invited to submit short, creative music videos demonstrating how they would use technology to enhance their learning experience in the classroom. The 2009 video contest drew more than 15,000 people voting for their favorite videos online.

eInstruction Announces Winners of $200,000 International Classroom Makeover Video Contest


Denton, TX (PRWEB) December 9, 2010

eInstruction, a premier global provider of learning technology, announced today the grand prize winners of its fourth annual Classroom Makeover Video Contest. The winners, representing the top video submissions from hundreds of entries from around the world, were selected by a guest judging panel and more than 50,000 votes submitted by the general public on the contest website, http://www.2010classroommakeover.com.

The three classroom makeover prize packages are valued between $ 63,000 and $ 79,000 each, and include educational technology from eInstruction, American Ed Corp A+ Classroom, Calypso Systems, Incredible Kid, Knowledge Adventures, Math Forum @ Drexel, Nectar Foundation, Nettreker Search, Panasonic, Reading Plus and other educational technology companies.

Grades K-5 Winner: Tammy Dunbars class from Lincoln Elementary in Manteca, California. Their video, The Room Nine Kids: I Wanna Class Makeover, can be viewed here.

“We’ve entered the eInstruction Classroom Makeover contest three times over the last four years, but this is the first time I gave my students so much control over the project, said Tammy Dunbar. I’m so very proud of their efforts and want to thank them for teaching me something!”

Grades 68 Winner: Imarlys Cajigas Science Class from WALKS Elementary School in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. Their video, When we have technology, can be viewed here.

“We are very happy and honored to receive the einstruction award in the 6-8 category, said Imarlys Cajiagas. I convey my personal thanks to the judges and everyone who in one way or another helped us make our dream come true. I would like to recognize my students’ efforts and the parents collaboration during the whole process. We are glad to receive such recognition.”

Grades 9-12 Winner: Robert Goetschs Technology Class from Alief Taylor High School in Houston, Texas. Their video, eInstruction is Forever, can be viewed here.

The Alief Taylor family is so excited about winning the eInstruction Classroom Makeover Contest, said Robert Goetsch. Thank you eInstruction for giving us the opportunity to participate in this world competition. We will supercharge the learning experience with this wonderful technology and software.

As a token of appreciation for the time and hard work invested by all entrants, eInstruction is presenting each participating class with ExamView Assessment Suite and ExamView Learning Series, the most popular test generation and assessment content software in the country. All finalists will be presented with a free eInstruction mobile interactive whiteboard, Mobi.

Judging the eInstruction Classroom Makeover finalists had my feet tapping, said Ken Royal, Senior Technology Editor at Scholastic Administr@tor. It makes me happy whenever teachers and students get together to make things happen. Looks like some great tech is going to find a new classroom home.

Fellow judge Sylvia Martinez, President of Generation YES, said, The videos showed a wide array of creativity and technology talent of youth of all ages. Many of the entries mentioned that making the videos was a great learning experience, and I hope these schools continue with their newfound skills.

Miss California 2010, Nicole Johnson, added: I thoroughly enjoyed watching the top finalists in the eInstruction Classroom Makeover Contest! Each video had something different to offer and they were all very creative.

Other guest judges included Davina Reeves, Miss New York 2010; Steven Anderson, #EdChat Co-Creator and Instructional Technologist at Clemmons Middle School; Mario Armstrong, Technology journalist and Founder of the education technology site Tech Tech Boom, and Derek Wenmoth, Director of eLearning CORE Education Ltd.

Each winner will receive a complete interactive classroom makeover with advanced interactive technology, including: