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Produce industry, Brighter Bites join to boost produce consumption, families' health

14 12 2017

NEWARK, Del., Dec. 14, 2017 -- Empowering healthy families and boosting produce consumption are behind the Produce Marketing Association's (PMA) partnership with Brighter Bites, a nonprofit that delivers fresh produce, nutrition education, and a fun food experience to families in underserved communities. "At PMA, our vision is to grow a healthier world," said PMA CEO Cathy Burns. "Being able to grow healthier families through this community-based program helps PMA and our members bring that vision to life." (PRNewsfoto/Produce Marketing Association)... Brighter Bites was inspired and created by a mom who changed her children's eating habits. She envisioned creating the same change in underserved communities by channeling surplus produce to families, meeting them where their kids are – at school and summer programs. Since its inception (2012), Brighter Bites has delivered more than 15 million pounds of fresh produce to over 30,000 families. The program...

BRT Apartments Corp. Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results

14 12 2017

 Reports Net Income of $0.97 per Diluted Share for 2017  Completes More than $253 Million of Acquisitions in 2017 Initiated a Quarterly DividendGREAT NECK, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2017 -- BRT APARTMENTS CORP. (NYSE:BRT) today announced its results of operations for the quarter and fiscal year ended September 30, 2017.Jeffrey A. Gould, President and Chief Executive Officer of BRT commented: “It was a successful and active transactional year for us with $253 million of acquisitions as we continued to strengthen our portfolio and position the Company for continued success.  We also initiated a quarterly dividend which demonstrates our confidence in our business model.  We enter 2018 with a positive outlook for our portfolio and on our ability to continue to source accretive transactions as we prepare for the next stage of BRT’s growth.”Results for the Three Months Ended September 30, 2017:Net income attributable to common stockholders for the fourth quarter of 2017...

ITEC Entertainment Game Studio Launches Monstars of Rock Solitaire™ App

14 12 2017

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ITEC Entertainment Corporation, an industry leader of worldwide entertainment solutions, announces the launch of Monstars of Rock Solitaire ™, a mobile application released by ITEC Entertainment’s Game Studio division and available on Google Play. The Monstars of Rock Solitaire ™ app was inspired by characters and stories created by ITEC Entertainment’s own designers and visionaries. Users assume the role of wacky music promoter Mort Barker as they compete to promote and bring comical yet scary ghouls and zombies, reminiscent of dearly departed rock stars, back to life. “Mobile entertainment through storytelling and gaming befits ITEC Entertainment’s legacy as pioneers of themed entertainment and the technologies that bring those guest experiences to life,” said ITEC Game Studio Director, Marc Plogstedt. “Mobile applications like Monstars of Rock Solitaire are exciting developments because they enable us to create brand extensions and new...

Westgate Resorts continues companywide expansion with new executive appointments

14 12 2017

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 14, 2017 -- Following years of continued growth, Westgate Resorts has named a new Chief Business Officer, Senior Vice President of Resort Operations, Vice President of Resort Operations, Vice President of Community & Public Affairs and Vice President of Security. "As our business continues to thrive and expand, it is fitting that we promote those who have helped us grow into senior leadership positions," said President and CEO David Siegel. "I'm proud of the professional and personal growth that each of these individuals have demonstrated at Westgate," said Chief Operating Officer Mark Waltrip. Jared Saft promoted to Chief Business Officer Jared Saft has been named Chief Business Officer of Westgate Resorts. Saft previously served as Senior Vice President and has been with Westgate Resorts for more than 11 years. In his new role, he will oversee the development and evaluation of all new business and growth opportunities for the company, in addition...

NexCore Group MOB Development Named 2017 HREI Insights Awards™ Winner

14 12 2017

We are very proud that HREI magazine has once again recognized NexCore’s projects in their prestigious annual awards program. DENVER December 14, 2017 A healthcare facility developed by NexCore Group, a national healthcare real estate developer, has been honored as a winner in Healthcare Real Estate Insights™ (HREI) magazine’s annual, national awards program. NexCore, which is headquartered in Denver, developed Women’s Care Florida Women’s Health Center in Tampa, Fla. The facility took top honors in the “Best New Development, Medical Office Buildings (MOBs) and Other Outpatient Facilities, 50,000 to 99,999 square feet” category. The HREI Insights Awards™ are the first and only national awards dedicated to recognizing excellence in the areas of healthcare real estate (HRE) development and executive leadership. The awards are presented by HREI magazine, the first and only national magazine entirely devoted to covering HRE development, financing and investment. NexCore...

Las Vegas Terror Attacks Call for the Nation’s Top Event Security Guards

14 12 2017

Miami, Florida – Events have compromised security long enough. With terror attacks like the ones in Las Vegas and the Orlando nightclub shooting, it’s time to stop compromising security. Fast Guard Service LLC dispatches highly-trained security guards within 4 hours to businesses and event sites. This is in response to the rise of terror attacks that increase the need for event security guards, mobile patrols, and other state-of-the-art security systems. “Our staff is comprised of former military and retired law enforcement officers. We are fully equipped to handle all types of high-risk security threats, from active shooter scenarios to private event management services, we do it all. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,” the company site explains. Maria Meza, a repeat business client, reveals what she likes about Fast Guard Service LLC, “I hired them on two occasions, security for a major event in Miami our company was hosting and then for private investigation....

UCL Nears Completion of OTC Listing Upgrade

14 12 2017

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - December 14, 2017) - United Consortium Ltd. (OTC PINK: UCSO), an acquisition and development Company focused on creating shareholder value by identifying and monetizing opportunities in Technology, Internet, New Media and the Emerging Cannabis Space, today announced that it has nearly completed more than two years of financial statements and other related documents necessary to complete its listing upgrade to pink current status on OTC Markets. Today UCL is finishing its financial statements and initial disclosure document as required by OTC Markets in order to complete the upgrade of its stock listing to pink current information status. UCL expects to be able to file these documents, pending legal review, in the next week or so. At such time UCL will immediately reschedule its shareholder conference call to review its current projects and ventures as summarized below: Block Chain Project - UCL is currently is the process of designing and building a personal health...

Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort Named A Top 10 Resort In Orlando By Readers Of Condé Nast Traveler

14 12 2017

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Olympusat y los canales Moolt y My Planet serán patrocinadores principales de la fiesta nocturna inaugural de NATPE, que contará con la participación de Elvis Crespo

14 12 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, 14 de diciembre de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Olympusat Inc., una de las mayores empresas de medios independientes que se especializa en la propiedad, la distribución, la producción y los servicios técnicos de canales televisivos en los idiomas español e inglés, anunció que formará una alianza con los canales Moolt y My Planet de Signal Media para ser los patrocinadores principales de un espectáculo en vivo con la participación del ícono de la música latina Elvis Crespo en la fiesta nocturna inaugural de la edición 2018 del Mercado y Conferencia de NATPE, que se celebrará en Miami. Para celebrar los 55 años de servicio que NATPE ha prestado a una industria televisiva global en constante evolución, Olympusat, en alianza con los canales Moolt y My Planet de Signal Media, inaugurará el evento invitando a los profesionales de los medios y la TV a una noche de baile tropical, deliciosos aperitivos y refrigerios, con la emocionante...

AT&T Expands Innovative High-Speed Internet to Additional Rural and Underserved Communities in Florida

14 12 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 14, 2017 -- AT&T* expanded Fixed Wireless Internet1 to homes and small businesses in rural and underserved locations across 15 new counties. This follows the launch of Fixed Wireless Internet in parts of Florida in June. Residents and businesses can sign-up for service today in parts of - Alachua, Bay, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hernando, Jackson, Levy, Marion, Putnam, St. Lucie, Taylor, Volusia and Washington counties. Communities across these counties eligible for the service include Hawthorne, Archer, Gainesville, Newberry, Fountain, Youngstown, Panama City, Ebro, Crystal River, Inglis, Citrus Springs, Dunnellon, Lake City, Fort White, Old Town, Steinhatchee, Cross City, Bell, Trenton, Fanning Springs, Newberry, Brooksville, Weeki-Wachee, Holmes, Graceville, Bonifay, Campbellton, Graceville, Cottondale, Fountain, Chipley, Chiefland, Bronson, Inglis, Trenton, Williston, Cedar Key, Morriston, Dunnellon, Otter Creek, Newberry, Dunnellon, Ocala,...

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