Shaftesbury Hotels Are Now On Social Media

(PRWEB UK) 27 April 2013

Lucrative discount packages and exciting offers make staying at Shaftesbury hotels an economic option for people coming from all walks of life. This season, The Shaftesbury Group of Hotels wishes to make its guests even happier and delighted and for that, it has designed a series of exciting special offers.

By opting to stay at any of the Shaftesbury Group Hotel, this season, guests can choose from some very economic stay offers and avail some great facilities as complimentary services, along with luxurious accommodation, supreme comfort and complete convenience.

The special offers that guests can choose from this season at any Shaftesbury Hotel in London are:

Special Stay Offers

Staying at a Shaftesbury Group Hotel is always economic, thanks to truly affordable tariffs offered by the properties. This season, guests would find the deluxe properties cheaper since they are offering special discounts on stay. The options are:

Vol State expo aims to excite young students about math, science

Vol State expo aims to excite young students about math, science
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'Battlefield 3' expansion appeals to avid fans, fails to excite common gamers
“End Game” is the latest expansion to the first-person shooter “Battlefield 3.” As the final piece of content before the onset of “Battlefield 4,” Dice has introduced four new maps, three new vehicles and a capture the flag mode. The new maps each …
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Taste of Korea will excite your taste buds
BLACK RIVER — Traveling along the 45 mph stretch of Route 3 just outside Fort Drum, motorists drive past a number of mom-and-pop diners, military-surplus stores and a place we've noticed for years, Song's Barber Shop. Last fall, a new business opened …

Celebrate National Nutrition Month and School Breakfast Week with No-Cost MyPlate Nutrition Education Resources from Learning ZoneXpress

Owatonna, MN (PRWEB) March 05, 2013

When the food pyramid replacement, MyPlate was announced in June 2011, Learning ZoneXpress strived to make the transition as smooth as possible by offering free and convenient support materials. offers a variety of nutrition education classroom lesson plans and activities for preschool to high school aged children. Examples of topics covered include MyPlate, fruits and vegetables, and breakfast.

This week, two breakfast activities have been added to help celebrate National School Breakfast Week and Nutrition Month. Both activities encourage students to eat a healthy breakfast every day. The first activity, Colorful Breakfast Collages, combines art and breakfast and is great for a classroom or home setting. The second activity, Design a Breakfast Ad, targets middle and high school students; it encourages them to create a healthy breakfast campaign for their school breakfast program. Both are great ways to start a conversation about the importance of a healthy breakfast.

To view these activities and more, visit

Learning ZoneXpress founder and CEO, Melanie Nelson says, “We are excited to support national efforts to promote better nutrition and better understanding about nutrition all year long, but especially during National Nutrition Month and School Breakfast Week. We hope that our free healthy activities for children will start conversations about health and nutrition both at school and at home. “

Learning ZoneXpress, based in Owatonna, Minn., is a leading source of award-winning nutrition education tools. Its mission is to help improve the health and vitality of children by providing relevant, creative and affordable learning tools about healthy behaviors and nutrition. Learning ZoneXpress offers a wide variety of educational products including posters, handouts, videos, games and lesson plans. For more information about Learning ZoneXpress products, visit or call Toni Meyer at 888-455-7003.

A Day To Remember – SOLD OUT!

A Day To Remember – SOLD OUT!
Event on 2013-03-24 19:00:00

Supporting Acts: Of Mice & Men, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

A Day To Remember

Rising from the punk rock hotbed of Florida in 2003, Josh Woodard (bass), Alex Shellnutt (drums), Neil Westfall (guitar), Jeremy McKinnon (vocals) and Tom Denney (guitar) formed A DAY TO REMEMBER, crafting a blend of the music they loved into a niche of their own. Their debut on Indianola records sold 8,000 copies with little promotion, and attracted the attention of Victory Records, who signed them in 2006. “When we first got signed, our goal wasn't to blow up or even sell a ton of records,” recalls bassist Josh Woodward. “All we wanted to do was stay on tour, and play to as many kids as possible.” The result exceeded even their expectations, as the infectious, explosive energy of their live shows helped them organically grow a fanbase that multiplied each time they played. With the release of their breakthrough album For Those Who Have Heart, A DAY TO REMEMBER went global. In the two short years after its release in early 2007, the band grew from a small band with a dedicated local fan-base into a worldwide phenomenon, gaining the respect and adoration from their peers as much as their fans. This is no overnight success – the band has worked hard to win over every fan they make. But the ‘perfect storm’ of their dedication, rapidly-spreading buzz and undeniable musical abilities have made this young band one of the most talked about bands in rock, gaining themselves a coveted slot in Alternative Press’ Most Anticipated Albums 2009 issue. Their new album Homesick sees them using their ascension as a springboard, ready to launch them into the big time. “Homesick is a culmination of 2 1/2 years of being gone on the road,” Woodard notes. “It represents what we've been through, what's ahead of us,and the lessons we've learned in between. It's the heaviest and catchiest record we've ever written, and we couldn't be more excited for people to hear it. We're all so proud of what we just made, and think it really sets us up to jump to that next level.” In an industry where you have to evolve to stay ahead, A DAY TO REMEMBER is standing defiant, leading the genre-straddling pack in a battle cry, ready for the fight of their lives. Grab your friends, “disrespect your surroundings”, and watch A DAY TO REMEMBER set the world alight. The mainstream won’t know what hit it.

at The Worcester Palladium
261 Main Street
Worcester, United States

NJBIZ Honors ApTask as One the 2013 Best Places to Work in New Jersey

Edison, NJ (PRWEB) February 21, 2013

ApTask has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey. This survey and award program identifies, recognizes and honors the top places of employment in New Jersey that benefit the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in New Jersey program is made up of 100 companies split into two groups: 62 small/medium-sized companies (15-249 employees) and 38 large-sized companies (more than 250 employees). ApTask has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey in the small/medium category.

Companies from across the state entered the two-part process to determine the 100 Best Places to Work in New Jersey. Part one consisted of evaluating each nominated company’s workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics. This phase was worth approximately 25% of the total evaluation. Part two consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This phase was worth approximately 75% of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

“This prestigious honor further validates ApTask’s place as a market leader,” stated Joseph Butler, CEO of ApTask. “This feedback loop gives us the vital data we need to ensure our team is beyond excited about the environment they work in and that we have developed a culture of excellence that carries over to the way our clients are treated,” Butler added.

The award program, created in 2005, is produced by NJBIZ. NJBIZ, program sponsors and partners will honor this years 100 Best Places to Work and announce their ranking during an awards dinner and ceremony on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at the Hilton East Brunswick.

The program sponsors are: MetLife Solutions Group and Gibbons P.C. The program is in partnership with Garden State Council SHRM, The New Jersey State Chamber, Employers Association of New Jersey and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Founded in 2009 ApTask is a provider of Human Capital Management Solutions. ApTask is able to provide its clients a complete suite of service and software solutions including: Contingent Staffing, Direct Hire, Payroll and Pass-thru Services, RPO Outsourcing and Workforce Management Solutions (MSP & VMS). ApTask is a Certified Minority Owned Business thru the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NSMDC). For more information, visit

Ra Ra Riot with Pacific Air

Ra Ra Riot with Pacific Air
Event on 2013-03-08 19:30:00

Showcase Lounge
Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 7:30pm
All Ages
advance | day of show

Ra Ra Riot’s third album Beta Love is set for release January 22 on Barsuk Records. The album marks the band’s first outing as a four piece with members Wes Miles on vocals, Milo Bonacci on guitar, Mathieu Santos on bass and Rebecca Zeller on violin forming the core of the group. Beta Love’s songs are informed by the works of cyperpunk novelist William Gibson and futurist Ray Kurzweil’s musings on the technological singularity and transhumanism.

Inspired by their lean new lineup, the recording process found Ra Ra Riot’s members exploring and re-defining their roles within the new makeup of the group. They built upon demos created mostly by Miles and producer Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello, Wavves) at Sweet Tea Studios in Oxford, MS. For the first time in their history the band recorded in a warmer climate and found themselves stimulated by the balmy Southern air and the physical setting of Oxford. Joined by session drummer Josh Freese (Devo, Nine Inch Nails, Weezer) the band enjoyed exploring its potential, experimenting with
new influences and exciting sounds.

Mathieu said of the sessions, “Making the record was a lot of fun for us, because we were in a completely different environment, trying a completely new approach. We’d been used to arriving at a session with every song totally arranged and figured out, but in Oxford, a lot of the creative decision-making happened in the studio, on the fly. We wanted to be outside of our collective comfort zone for this record. We wanted to be open to new things happening. There was a lot of building up and tearing down with Dennis—a lot of problem solving, a lot of trial and error, and that was really exciting for us.”

Formed in the basements and attics surrounding Syracuse University in 2006, Ra Ra Riot released their debut The Rhumb Line on Barsuk in 2008. NPR Music said their 2010 release The Orchard’s “10 songs positively burst with sophistication, precision and polish.”

at Higher Ground
1214 Williston Rd
South Burlington, United States

Wyoming Inn Names Jackson Hole Sled Dog Country with New Sled Dog Touring Package and IPSSSDR Event

Jackson Hole, Wyoming (PRWEB) January 25, 2013

Jackson Hole, home to the largest sled dog race in the lower 48 states, which starts this evening out of Jacksons Town Square, is sled dog central this time of year, according to the Wyoming Inn, catering to guests in town for the festivities around the 2013 International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race (IPSSSDR). For travelers who want to experience that thrill of mushing through Jackson Hole backcountry behind a team of sled dog athletes firsthand, the Wyoming Inn has announced a unique winter Wyoming travel package that combines convenient Jackson, Wyo., in-town lodging at the Wyoming Inn with an all-day sled dog tour.

The Wyoming Inns new Sled Dog Touring package includes a shuttle to Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours where guests will meet their sled dog team before gliding through Wyomings snowy wilds to Granite Hot Springs for lunch and a soak in the natural hot springs pool. Package pricing for the Wyoming Inn Sled Dog Touring package includes two nights accommodations for two people at the Wyoming Inn plus a full-day sled dog tour for and starts from $ 930.

Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours, owned by Frank Teasley, an Iditarod musher and founder of the annual International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race, now in its 18th year, has been taking guests into Jackson Hole backcountry via sled dog team for 20 years. Frank and his experienced guides have been featured in most major travel magazines including “Travel + Leisure” for their outstanding service and once-in-a-lifetime trips.

Described by “USA Today” as located in what seems to be the middle of the wilderness, the historic natural Granite Park Hot Springs offers bathers views of the surrounding Bridger-Teton National Forest. Maintained by the U.S. Forest Service, the pool was first dug by early settlers to collect water, then enhanced by the Civilian Conservation Corps into a swimming pool with deck and changing rooms in 1935. Relaxing winter water temps can get as warm as 114