Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) October 8, 2007
Lt. Col. Neil Levin USMC, (Ret), CEO and Publisher, Leatherneck Publishing, Div. of Levin Publishing Group, LLC, today announced that Soldier of Fortune Magazine, the elite and definitive publication for the professional military, government, and commercial trooper, honors Leatherneck Publishing in their forthcoming December 2007 issue. It features significant excerpts from this best seller and award winning book. Says Robert K. Brown, Editor/Publisher of Soldier of Fortune, “‘Street Fight in Iraq’ chronicles and exposes what is really going on over there. I felt it necessary to bring this important resource to the attention of our 150,000 readers.” Established in 1975, Soldier of Fortune Magazine is the industry leader in military and protective services publications.
If you wonder what it’s like fighting with the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Forces in Iraq, you are in for a hair raising ride when you read Leatherneck Publishing’s latest book release by Gunnery Sergeant, now 1st Sgt Patrick Tracy. A seasoned 19-year Marine Corps Warrior of many battles, GySgt Tracy takes you second by second on heart pounding, breath stopping missions through the streets of Ramadi seeking out the terrorists who hide in the shadows of inhumanity. Around the next corner awaits a surprise ambush, a massive fire fight or a little child wired for your touch. GySgt Tracy is a master at describing each moment as he lived it. He recorded each event in his personal mission log over a seven month tour of duty in one of the hottest combat zones, Ramadi, Iraq.
“Street Fight in Iraq” relates with great candor the unvarnished realities of dealing with day to day combat in and around Ramadi. You will be shocked, fascinated, outraged and frustrated when you read about the fight for Democracy and Peace in Iraq. This book is about Marines who made the journey to combat and the unbelievable events that followed. Called, “down and dirty,” the language is harsh, the writing brutally honest and the message clear. This is a definite “must read” for military and civilians alike. This book is available directly from Leatherneck Publishing Online Bookstore,
“Our mission is to provide a venue to every military person, Marine, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard with a story to tell,” says Levin. “We have a commitment to not only publish, but to help each of our authors realize their potential to become the best. Also, we function as a marketing aggregator for independent self publishers to expand their distribution in the market place through our book distribution operations.”
To view a 6 minute video of the Leatherneck Publishing Story click on the following link: The Leatherneck Publishing Story
“Street Fight In Iraq” is published by Leatherneck Publishing located in Oceanside, CA This book is available directly from Leatherneck Publishing Online Bookstore, or your local bookstore. Dealer discounts offered through Charles Levy Home Entertainment Book Distribution and Baker &Taylor. Other recently published books, “An Angel Rode My Wing,” “A Corpsman’s Legacy” and “Of Ice and Steel” are also available.
Review copies are available to accredited media venues by calling (760) 978-4122. When requesting via e-mail, please provide your name, title, organization, address and phone number.
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Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 2, 2009
For nearly a year Americas Watchdog’s Wall Street Fraud Watchdog has been waging a battle in behalf of cheated and defrauded auction rate securities victims. While there have been some settlements announced, there are still numerous banks, stock brokerage firms, and others who sold auction rate securities to innocent investors that have yet to agree to any refund. Because auction rate securities involved fraud on the part of the biggest sellers the Wall Street Fraud Watchdog is also demanding that all auction rate securities investors classified as “institutional investors” be given a refund also.
As the Wall Street Fraud Watchdog has continued its battle for duped auction rate securities investors the group has been deluged with calls from the adult children of US senior citizens who feel like their parent/relative has had their stock account churned by a US stock broker or bank investment advisor. At the same time the group receives daily calls from gigantic losses in 401-K retirement accounts made up of supposedly safe US Mutual Funds. So today the Wall Street Fraud Watchdog is launching three different initiatives, focused on Wall Street fraud, stock broker/bank investment advisor abuse or fraud, and US Mutual Fund negligence; as follows:
Auction Rate Securities:
On February 14, 2008, the supposed auction rate securities market collapsed, leaving 145,000 individuals, plus countless institutional customers wondering if they had lost their life savings, or a significant investment. As it turned out, the auction rate securities market was basically a giant Ponzi scheme. It has come to light that the auction rate securities markets were suffering failures, as far back as the summer of 2007. By infusing money into the auctions, US banks and investment bankers made it appear that the auctions were safe, or sound. According to the Wall Street Fraud watchdog, “this is fraud 101, you had intent, the major banks and major investment bankers concealed the truth from both retail & institutional investors, and there needs to be indictments for those involved.” The Wall Street Fraud Watchdog is also requesting that the New York, Massachusetts & Missouri State Attorney Generals give investors who purchased auction rate securities through Wells Fargo, Openheimer, E-Trade and Raymond James an update as to the status of possible recoveries, from these banks, or stock brokerage firms. Victims of the auction rate securities who have suffered business losses, legal fees or other costs may be entitled to “consequential damages”, according to FINRA. For more information, auction rate securities victims can call the Wall Street Fraud Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466 or contact them via their web site at http://WallStreetFraudWatchdog.com.
The Wall Street Fraud Watchdog is encouraging the adult children or relatives of all US senior citizens to check their stock brokerage, or bank investment advisory services statements, for suspicious trading activity, or high volumes of stock market trades, that do not make sense. The Wall Street Fraud Watchdog is concerned that tens of thousands of US senior citizens had their stock market accounts churned by unscrupulous stock brokers or bank investment advisors in order to get commissions on the trade in 2008. As a result of this, the Wall Street Fraud Watchdog believes that tens of thousands of US senior citizens may have been fleeced out of a large portion of their life savings, or retirement accounts. If an adult child of a US senior citizen believes their parent has been a victim of stock churning on the part of a US stock broker, or bank investment advisor, please call the Wall Street Fraud Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466, or contact them via their web site at http://WallStreetFraudWatchdog.com
US Mutual Fund Negligence:
To say that most US Mutual Funds have been negligent in the handling of US Mutual Funds, is an all time understatement, according to the Wall Street Fraud Watchdog. Millions of US citizens have seen their life saving vaporize in US Mutual Funds, in the last two years. Was it rocket science to know that share prices in US banks, investment bankers, retailers, homebuilders, machinery manufacturers, auto companies, and other sectors would all plummet, as a result the US real estate implosion? According to the Wall Street Fraud Watchdog, “so what did mutual fund managers do? Watch or stand by as the stock went to zero?” According to the group, “There needs to be accountability on the part of US Mutual Fund Managers, and there needs to be class actions, or lawsuits for this extreme negligence.” If you are a victim of a significant Mutual Fund loss please feel free to contact the Wall Street Fraud Watchdog anytime at 866-714-6466 or visit their web site at http://WallStreetFraudWatchdog.com.
The Wall Street Fraud Watchdog is all about investor protection and Wall Street integrity. For more information cheated US, or International Investors can contact the Wall Street Fraud Watchdog anytime, at 866-714-6466 or visit their web site at http://WallStreetFraudWatchdog.com.
Jupiter, Fla. (PRWEB) April 22, 2009
Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D, president of Weiss Research, Inc. and author of the new Wall Street Journal bestseller, “The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide,” is donating all of his book royalties to the Campaign to End Child Homelessness, sponsored by the National Center on Family Homelessness. Dr. Weiss presented the first donation ($ 100,000) to Dr. Ellen Bassuk, MD, president of the Center and author of America’s Youngest Outcasts, in a ceremony held at Weiss Research’s Florida headquarters on Friday.
“This donation is an integral aspect of our national grassroots campaign to Protect the People — Not the Banks!” commented Dr. Weiss. “We feel the government’s ongoing attempts to bail out failed financial institutions, such as AIG and Citigroup, are counterproductive in more ways than one. The bailouts not only reward high-risk speculation while punishing prudent investing, but they also divert precious resources desperately needed by the most innocent victims of the housing crisis.”
Dr. Bassuk added: “Even before the housing market collapse, one in 50 American children were homeless each year. Today, with millions of Americans losing their homes in foreclosures, there are certainly many more children on the edge of economic survival. We deeply appreciate Dr. Weiss’ generous contribution to our Campaign to End Child Homelessness.”
Dr. Weiss’ book, The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide: Protect Your Savings, Boost Your Income and Grow Wealthy Even in the Worst of Times (Wiley, April 2009, 978-0-470-39377-2, $ 27.95),provides clear, step-by-step instructions to all Americans on:
How to sell your home if you want to, or keep it if you don’t
How to protect your home from further losses
How to find a truly safe bank or insurer
How to build a substantial cash nest egg and keep it absolutely safe
What to do with your 401k, IRA or savings for your child’s education
The telltale signs will tip you off to a bottom in home prices, stocks and bonds
When to lock in safe, high yields on your money for years to come
Where to find the most promising profit opportunities in a recovery
Meanwhile, the Campaign to End Child Homelessness seeks to:
Strengthen local efforts to end child homelessness with direct assistance to states and communities;
Improve program design and service delivery to meet the unique needs of homeless children and their families; and
Increase public awareness of the scope and impact of homelessness on children.
Dr. Bassuk concludes: “Our Campaign to End Child Homelessness and Martin Weiss’ new book share a common theme–by taking action now, we can come through to see a brighter day.”
To purchase the book, consumers can visit http://www.UltimateDepressionSurvivalGuide.com or any national bookseller. Plus, readers and non-readers alike are invited to make charitable donations to the Campaign to End Child Homelessness at http://familyhomelessness.org/?q=node/14 or by calling 617-964-3834.
About Martin D. Weiss
Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D., founder and president of Weiss Research, Inc., is a nationally recognized expert on banking and insurance company solvency. With more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Weiss has helped empower millions of investors to make better financial decisions through his monthly Safe Money Report and daily Money and Markets.
Dr. Weiss, along with Weiss Research analyst Mike Larson, specifically named nearly all of the major institutions that have suffered a financial failure in this crisis. Weiss predicted the demise of Bear Stearns 102 days prior to its failure, Lehman Brothers (182 days prior), Fannie Mae (eight years prior), and Citigroup (110 days prior). Similarly, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that, in the 1990s, Weiss greatly outperformed Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, A.M. Best and D&P (now Fitch) in warning of future life insurance company failures. (See the Weiss forecast track at http://blogs.moneyandmarkets.com/martin-weiss/the-only-ones-who-warned-ahead-of-time/ and the GAO report at http://archive.gao.gov/t2pbat2/152669.pdf.)
About The National Center on Family Homelessness
The National Center on Family Homelessness, founded in 1988, is the nation’s foremost authority on family homelessness, and the only national organization dedicated solely to helping homeless families. Its Campaign to End Child Homelessness has already generated a strong positive response by the public, the national media, Congress and the White House. The Campaign’s legacy will be that all homeless children will receive the homes, opportunities, and support that they deserve as America’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens. For more information, visit http://www.familyhomelessness.org or http://www.homelesschildrenamerica.org.
Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) July 6, 2010
New York, NY (PRWEB) July 6, 2010 — Hip Hop artist FACE THA MUSIC was a guest on the Hot 97 show Street Soldiershosted by Lisa Evers on June 20, 2010, at 9am. Airing on Fathers Day, the shows topic was about how fathers need to take responsibility for raising their child, the importance of their role as a father as it relates to the impact it has on their childs life and New York City programs available to single fathers and mothers that protect the best interest of their child.
Other guests on the show included Frances Pardus-AbbadessaDeputy Commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration, Israel Rosario, Jr.Executive Director of Parent Resources of the New York City Human Resources Administration and Dr. Jeff Gardere of VH1s Dad Camp TV show.
FACE THA MUSIC brought up the perspective of a single father who takes the responsibility to help raise his daughter with her mother. In fact, he put aside his career in the music industry for 6 years because he believed it was important to focus on that bond with her and did not want the demands of his music career interfering with his role as a father.
I never regretted leaving the music industry to help raise my daughter, says FACE THA MUSIC. I have the best of both worlds now because she loves music and will very often come to my recording sessions. I am including her in what I love to do; we even did a song together called Dear Amya.
The full episode can be listened to by visiting http://www.hot97.com/streetsoldiers/ and clicking on the June 20, 2010 podcast. Lisa Evers of Street Soldiers opens the mics every Sunday from 9am to 10am for a roundtable dialogue about the most critical and hottest issues affecting the hip hop community. Using street contacts and sources, she gets guests and listeners to tackle a wide variety of topics ranging from police brutality, drug abuse and safe sex to gang violence and racial profiling. The show tackles the most important issues facing the community as it happens.
Street Soldiers producer, Tone Capone, chose FACE THA MUSIC for this particular episode because he has demonstrated good values, giving up what he loves so that he can help raise his daughter. Thats what its all about.
The New York City Human Resources Administration (HRA) have two initiatives underway: NYC DADSan ongoing program that hosts an informational website with opportunities for fathers to engage with their children at little or no cost, and the Man Up to Child Support radio campaign which reaches out to parents to educate them on child support and other services to assist families.
The HRA believes that fulfilling the emotional and financial responsibility to their children is one of the most effective ways children stay out of poverty. Dads who pay child support tend to also be more involved with their children, and involvement leads to children less likely to use drugs, engage in criminal activity and be suspended from or drop out of school.
Dr. Jeff Garderes Dad Camp airing on VH1 works with fathers who do not take responsibility for raising their kids, aka deadbeat dads, attempting to change their behavior by making them understand the importance a father has in a childs life.
Face Tha Musics new singleMy Favorite Songis now being circulated to the music industry with rave reviews and will soon be released to the public. One well known DJ said the song will rock the club and another said this could be my favorite song. A music video of My Favorite Song will be released August, 2010.
You can learn more about FACE THA MUSIC, and hear 14 tracks by going to his website, http://www.facethamusic.com and visiting him on http://www.myspace.com/facethamusic and http://www.twitter.com/facethamusic.
London, England (PRWEB) October 24, 2010
Redspottedhanky, in conjunction with the Railway Children charity, is trying to get train travellers across the UK to help generate up to a staggering
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2010
Kids out on the streets and on their own, struggling with drug addictions, predatory adults, suicide, petty crime and bleak futures meet the man who is either their greatest friend or worst nightmare in Jason Wittmans new work of autobiographical fiction, The Street Shrink Chronicles, (ISBN 978-1456316648, Artful Graphics Press, 2010).
Jamies got a gun and friends are afraid hes going to blow away his parents and then use it on himself. Young Billy tells a shocking tale of sexual slavery and murder, reaching deep into the citys hierarchy. Teenage Doug struggles to keep his younger brothers and sisters together, out of the clutches of an alcoholic mother and her abusive boyfriend.
Street shrink Jason helps all these kids as well as many others, using his unique brand of street smarts and tough love to cut through the bull, of which there is plenty. Working with his concerned counterparts on the police force and in Child Protective Services, Jason is more than a counselor hes a critical ingredient in a citys ability to fight the crimes that plague its edgy youth.
Loosely based on Wittmans 35 years of real-life experiences in working with kids who live on the streets by their wits, The Street Shrink Chronicles opens a window on a world most of us see only fleetingly in our rearview mirrors, if at all. Not only does the reader gain a deeper understanding of the problems facing todays at-risk youth, but the method Wittman employs explaining to the reader the reasoning underlying many of his words and actions in the book allows for some remarkable insight into the work he does with kids like these.
Jason Wittman, M.P.S., received his master’s degree in counseling psychology from Cornell University. While still a grad student, he founded and ran a residential drug rehab and then his first street program for high-risk teens in Ithaca, New York. Since then, he has directed youth programs in Tucson and Phoenix, Arizona, and, for the last fifteen years, L.A. Youth Supportive Services in Hollywood, CA (la-youth.org).
He has raised thirteen foster teens and has an adopted son. Wittman also conducts a private practice as a life and mentor coach to parents of teens and young adults. He regularly speaks to parents groups on teen issues and effective parenting of teens, and is the author of the forthcoming non-fiction book, Parenting by Permission. The Street Shrink Chronicles is his first novel.
The Street Shrink Chronicles (ISBN 978-1456316648 Artful Graphics Press) is available in paperback at online and local bookstores, including amazon.com and createspace.com. A Kindle e-book version is also available at Amazons Kindle store.
For more information, review copies, or to schedule an interview with Jason Wittman, please contact Jason at jason(at)tsscbook(dot)com.
Visit The Street Shrink Chronicles online at http://thestreetshrinkchronicles.com. Become a fan on Facebook.
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Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
Street Toyota is encouraging their employees to provide Christmas for a child in protective services in need of Christmas presents.
Employees are encouraged to choose a child to support and purchase the items on the childs wish list.
Samantha Conner, Street Toyota marketing director, is thrilled to take part in the community event.
Everyone deserves a Christmas and supporting these children through Street Toyota provides a way for them to enjoy the holiday season too, said Conner.
Street Toyota is supporting the community through a variety of community services including providing children through out the area Christmas.
Street Toyota in Amarillo, Texas was established in 1982. A new 58,000 square foot facility on 9 acres is now open at 45th and Soncy. This is a state of the art facility and the customer’s comfort has been emphasized from the ample parking right down to the gourmet coffee. Street Toyota is the first dealer in west Texas to become Signature Certified.
Street Toyota has been a valuable corporate citizen in the Panhandle area. They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as United Way, Better Business Bureau, Amarillo Adult Literacy, Harrington Cancer Center, Meals on Wheels, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo Little Theater, Lone Star Ballet, Discovery Center, Globe News Center for the Performing Arts, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) and many other organizations.
Amarillo, Texas (PRWEB) December 12, 2012
Street Toyota-Scion employees have been busy shopping for children in the Child Protective Services Program this season.
Street Toyota-Scion collected over 200 gifts for children in Protective Services this year.
The team at Street Toyota has once again pulled together to reach out to those in need, Naomi Sims, Street Toyota-Scion Title Clerk said. It is touching to see giving in action and the evidence of how much we value our community.
Street Toyota-Scion employees were encouraged to sign up for a child and buy them a gift according to the gender and age. The gifts were returned to Street Toyota-Scion so that a Protective Services representative could pick up the gifts on December 10.
We collect gifts each year for the Protective Services children because we always want to help the community as much as possible, Mike Good, Street Toyota-Scion General Manager said. This year we collected the most we have ever collected and we are so proud of everyone who participated in this event.
For more information about Street Toyota-Scion visit the dealership at 4500 South Soncy Road in Amarillo, Texas or to chat with a live representative visit http://www.streettoyota.com
Street Toyota-Scion in Amarillo, Texas was established in 1982. A new 58,000 square foot facility on 9 acres is now open at 45th and Soncy. This is a state of the art facility and the customer’s comfort has been emphasized from the ample parking right down to the gourmet coffee. Street Toyota-Scion is the first dealer in West Texas to become Signature Certified.
Street Toyota-Scion has been a valuable corporate citizen in the Panhandle area. They provide support to area nonprofit organizations such as United Way, Better Business Bureau, Amarillo Adult Literacy, Harrington Cancer Center, Meals on Wheels, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo Museum of Art, Amarillo Little Theater, Lone Star Ballet, Discovery Center, Globe News Center for the Performing Arts, CACHA (Hispanic Chamber of Commerce) and many other organizations.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
Combating street harassment is the newest community safety outreach program being tackled by the Safe Passage Committee in San Franciscos Tenderloin neighborhood, which sponsored its second street harassment focused Fullpower personal safety workshop for women on Monday from Kidpower, a leading nonprofit that develops and teaches personal safety skills programs for people of all ages.
“Women in our community have been telling us their experiences with street harassment for years, said Dina Hilliard, Executive Director of North of Market/Tenderloin Community Benefit District. Then a few months ago, a woman in our neighborhood was stabbed after rebutting a man’s sexual harassment comments and we knew it was time to take action.
We decided to invite Kidpower to help us customize a training for the women of our community on how to deal with street harassment,” said Hilliard. She added that more than 25 women have participated in the workshops so far, in February and this past Monday, May 20.
Every woman in the room had experienced some form of street harassment, even on a regular basis, said Kate Robinson, Family Services Supervisor for Chinatown Community Development Center. The classes were very diverse, including staff members, Black and Latina women, and several Muslim women who experience harassment for the clothes they wear and we all came together through shared experiences. One woman expressed that she has never used her voice to feel safe but now she feels she that her voice has power!
Teaching the recent Street Harassment workshops for women in the Tenderloin also inspired author and Kidpower founder, Irene van der Zande, to publish two new articles with examples from many years of her own and students stories of dealing with street harassment and aggressive panhandling with tips for how to handle these situations powerfully and safely. Both articles are currently available on the Kidpower.org Free Library:
“Combating Street Harassment: Thoughts From a Veteran,” published in February, 2013.
“Handling Panhandling So Panhandlers Won’t Handle You: How to Use Your Compassion Wisely,” published in March, 2013.
Street harassment is not new – and happens to many women across a wide diversity of communities and cultures, said van der Zande. As part of our partnership with the Safe Passage Committee, we are pleased to offer customized workshops on handling street harassment, with the class and materials translated into Arabic. Our plan is to work with Safe Passage in the Tenderloin to find funding for ongoing workshops so we can help as many people as possible in this high-crime neighborhood.
The Kidpower Street Harassment training had all the right elements to equip and empower the women of our community to address street harassment in a way that would not compromise their personal safety, said Hilliard. The training included raw and real scenarios that allowed the women to practice their responses to street harassment. It was the first time the subject of street harassment was openly discussed by the women in our community, and having a safe place to discuss their experiences was extremely valuable.”
As with any personal safety issue, knowing the words to say and the actions to take can make a huge difference in what happens, said van der Zande. She said students in the workshops practiced simple skills, including:
Making a plan before leaving home to not give up personal space to give money to panhandlers or to accept unasked-for help from strangers and explaining to children that they will help people in other ways.
Splitting her attention between what she is doing and what is happening around her.
Moving away from potential problems.
Projecting an assertive attitude while leaving.
Firmly saying, “Sorry, no!” to a panhandler.
Firmly saying, “No, thank you!” to someone who is trying to help her or her children.
Firmly saying, ‘STOP!” to someone who has become intrusive.
Confidently and clearly interrupting a busy person and saying, “I need help!”
Yelling to stop an attack – and to get help.
Deciding to Put Safety First- ahead of embarrassment, inconvenience, or offense.
We plan to continue to work with Kidpower to provide important safety tools to this community, said Robinson. Our neighborhood grows stronger and becomes safer after each one of these trainings.
Kidpower is a non-profit leader in personal safety and confidence-building skills education, whose programs are highly recommended by experts worldwide for taking a positive, skills-based approach to preventing abuse, kidnapping, bullying and other violence. Kidpower workshops, K-12 safety curriculum, books, videos, and the Kidpower.org free resource library have helped to protect more than 2 million people, including those with special needs, from abuse, bullying and other violence since 1989. Kidpower’s founder and executive director, Irene van der Zande, has been featured as a personal safety expert by USA Today, CNN, and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults, a comprehensive guide for understanding personal safety, self-protection, confidence, and advocacy for young people; Bullying: What adults need to know and do to keep kids safe; and the Kidpower Safety Comic Series, which many schools use in their child abuse and violence prevention training programs.
Media contact: email, media(at)kidpower(dot)org for more information or to request an interview.
About Safe Passage:
The Safe Passage Committee formed in 2008 in response neighborhood parent concerns for youth safety. With three community groups starting the project, the project has grown to include over 25 entities representing neighborhood organizations, local businesses, and city departments. Safe Passage is comprised of two elements a mural on the sidewalk that visually designates a safe route for youth, and Corner Captains volunteering as stationed monitors to ensure that the route is indeed safe for youth.
To contact the Safe Passage Committee, e-mail, info(at)tenderloinsafepassage(dot)com, call 415-779-4102; or learn more at http://www.facebook.com/TenderloinSafePassage.