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‘The Diary of a Patient Man, a Father’s Struggle – F4J

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 31, 2007

October 26th 2007 marked the one year anniversary of the release of Bill Stoneking’s book, “The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father’s Struggle” (LuLu Press, Oct. 26, 2006, ISBN: 978-1-4303-0198-1). As the past year has lapsed, exposure to the problems of domestic violence and child abuse that fathers and their children suffer in family court has brought positive response from readers, voters and families affected in Clay and Platte Counties in Missouri that wish to take action as well as significant responses from other jurisdictions across the United States.

In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the ongoing problem of child custody interference by mother’s who make unsubstantiated claims of abuse against fathers to interfere with the parent-child relationship, author Bill Stoneking releases a LULU exclusive edition, “The Diary of a Patient Man, A Father’s Struggle F4J

National Talk Radio Host Kim Komando Recommends ProtectMyID.com From Experian to Listeners Wanting ‘The Best’ Identity Theft Protection

Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) September 16, 2009

ProtectMyID.com, the multilayered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product, proudly announces that it has been selected as the recommended identity monitoring product by national radio host Kim Komando. ProtectMyID.com is partnering with Komando to educate her audience of more than 16 million listeners and online subscribers about the importance of identity monitoring and protection. The partnership’s mission is to educate consumers about ways to reduce their risk of identity theft and provide them with the tools to help protect themselves.

“With more than 10 million identity thefts occurring in 2008 alone , this topic remains top-of-mind for my audience. In fact, I receive more questions about identity theft than on any other topic,” said Kim Komando, national radio host of the syndicated Kim Komando Show. “After careful review of the many identity protection products currently available, I feel very confident recommending ProtectMyID.com to my listeners. Not only is it a part of Experian — one of the most trusted brands in identity protection — it provides multiple layers of identity monitoring defense, including active Internet scans, change of address notifications, daily credit report monitoring at all three bureaus and notification alerts of key changes. I truly believe that ProtectMyID.com is the best identity monitoring and protection product available.”

The ProtectMyID.com and Kim Komando partnership involves both on-air and online components. At the core of the online program is an ID Theft Security Center Web page located at http://www.komando.com/protectmyid/ where visitors can learn how to better protect themselves from identity theft, as well as enroll in ProtecMyID.com. Other elements of the partnership include on-air and online advertisements in Komando’s radio program, email newsletters and Web site.

“Kim Komando’s audience trusts her expertise, and she knows that when it comes to identity theft protection, consumers need to take an active role in protecting themselves against the damaging and often long-term effects of identity theft,” said Jennifer Leuer, general manager, ProtectMyID.com. “Identity theft remains a very real threat, and Kim is doing a great service by educating her listeners about ways they can proactively protect themselves by using ProtecMyID.com.”

Identity protection in the ProtectMyID.com program is $ 9.95 per month and includes active Internet scans that search for key indicators of potential fraudulent use of debit, credit and Social Security numbers; notification alerts that inform members when a change of address action is initiated; daily monitoring of members’ credit reports at all three credit reporting companies; and access to experienced U.S. Fraud Resolution Agents. Additionally, members can get the most comprehensive children’s identity protection through ChildSecure for an additional fee. The ProtecMyID.com Guarantee will reimburse members for up to $ 1 million in related losses and expenses in the event the product fails and the member becomes a victim of identity theft, subject to limitations in the product agreement.

About ProtectMyID.com

ProtectMyID.com is a leading, full-service provider of proactive identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution. ProtectMyID.com offers comprehensive identity theft protection products supported by experienced Fraud Resolution Agents who deliver personal attention that customers can rely on. ProtectMyID.com is a Web site owned by ConsumerInfo.com Inc., an Experian company. For more information about how ProtectMyID.com helps consumers protect themselves against identity theft, please visit http://www.ProtectMyID.com.

About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to manage their credit relationships and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2009 was $ 3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and S

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

‘The Existence Game’ by Judy Adams is Story of 29-Year-Old Alex Mosers Battle for Sanity Following Childhood Sexual Abuse


(PRWEB) December 05, 2012 — The new book “The Existence Game” arrives at a timely moment when organizations from youth clubs to churches and schools are being exposed as places where children are at risk from sexual predators. As each new horrible story explodes in the news, waves of individuals are coming out with their own personal stories of childhood hell. In the first half of 2012, the National Childrens Alliance reports that Child Advocacy Centers around the nation recorded 100,649 instances of reported sexual abuse (January through June 2012). According to Childhelp.org, about 80 percent of 21-year-olds who were abused as children meet the criteria for at least one psychological disorder.

Meet Alex Moser. Her friends find her fun, sharp and attractive. Her therapist knows she is terribly ill. Although few realize it, Alex is barely keeping her head above water. Plagued since childhood with numerous phobias, Alex has designed a life for herself in service to her fears. She works nights because she cant sleep when its dark out. She owns two months worth of clothing because she cant do laundry in her foreboding basement. Her windows are nailed shut and she sleeps in multiple layers of clothing, which she views as protective armor. And a voice keeps telling her shed feel better if she were dead.

Enter Jonathan Frank, renowned psychiatrist in chief at a prominent psychiatric hospital, and a man fascinated with the complexities of the human mind. Dr. Frank cant resist a challenge and Alex Moser, diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, is challenging in every way.

While this story offers a serious portrayal of mental illness and recovery, humorous anecdotes from the Irish pub where Alex works abound. From a police officer who drunkenly believes himself to be Superman to a pub owner whose hands-off approach leaves people wondering how he stays in business, there is no shortage of comic relief and characters who are well worth getting to know.

Judy Adams’ debut novel chronicles the first two months in Alexs journey back to health, balancing humor and sadness with great skill and making for a truly inspirational and satisfying read.

I was struck by how accurately Adams portrays the main character, Alex Moser, and the development of her borderline personality disorder. This isnt just a story of illness, but a remarkable, heartwarming story of recovery. Beautifully written and gripping from the start, Adams takes us into a hidden, taboo world and then leads us out, better human beings for the experience.

David M. Band, M.D., medical director, Sterling Behavioral Health Services, Ashburn, Va.

For more information please visit http://www.theExistenceGame.com or contact Emma Daley, public relations manager, at existencegamepr(at)gmail(dot)com

The Existence Game

Judy Adams

Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-4575-1398-5

CP Releases ‘The Ugly Truth’ Mixtape Presented by Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Promotions

Miami, FL (PRWEB) August 02, 2011

Hip hop artist CP recently released his mixtape The Ugly Truth. Presented in association with Coast 2 Coast Mixtape Promotions and Orena Records, the project is available at http://www.coast2coastmixtapes.com for free download. The Ugly Truth features CP on tracks with Little Vic, Joe Budden, St. RAW, Eddie Brock, Zeal, Ronnie B, Critical, and more. Track production is provided by Little Vic, Buckwild, Velotz, Joey P, Fred Nukes, Big KO, and TZariZM.

CP is not the ordinary hip hop artist you commonly hear on the radio today–he is 100% Italian and has a lot more to offer than a lot of these industry artists. CP works with Orena Records, Flood Industries, Double Shot Productions, and Cousin Pat Productions. He was born and raised in Queens, went to private school his whole life, and pumped drugs until he got a job. He works with artists such as N. G. P. and Little Vic.

Little Vic, owner of Orena Records, tracked, recorded, engineered, and mixed each song on The Ugly Truth. Strictly adhering to the classic boom-bap blueprint of early-90s New York hip-hop, Long Island MC Little Vic made heads turn in underground rap with his DJ Premier-produced 12 debut, The Exorcist, in 2005. Born Victor John Orena III in New York, Little Vic kept the momentum going into 2006 with the accompanying mixtape, For a Few Dollars More, mixed by his cousin DJ John John. Based on his mike skills and, of course, the DJ Premier co-sign, many mixtape slingers, like DJ Whookid, DJ Domination, and DJ Eclipse, sought out the Italian-American rapper for guest appearances. In 2007, Vic released his second 12 single, Caked Up b/w The Evil That Men Do, which featured Kool G Rap on the A-side and production from D.I.T.C. beatsmith Buckwild on the B-side. His carefully handpicked collaborations paid off well, considering that his 12s constantly enjoyed regular rotation on local college and underground radio as well as on the Internet. Containing all of his singles, the MCs 11-song EP, Each Dawn I Die, appeared in 2008 via his own Orena Records.

The Ugly Truth is available for free streaming and download at http://coast2coastmixtapes.com/mixtapes/mixtapedetail.aspx/cp-the-ugly-truth