FEATURE: Brazil's women get their kicks in MMA fighting

FEATURE: Brazil's women get their kicks in MMA fighting
A survey by research group Ibope found that 45 percent of the most ardent fans there are women. And on Combate, the main Web site for MMA enthusiasts there, 20 of the 25 most popular articles in August were about female fights. Three years ago Botelho, …
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For Canada, Most Noticeable Change Under Justin Trudeau Could Be Tone
And gone, too, will be the Conservative habit of pushing policies at home that were popular with Mr. Harper's right wing but divisive to the larger electorate, like the sweeping antiterrorism laws that were passed after a gunman attacked Parliament …
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ASI Promocar Kicks Off Cross-Country Road Trip


Trevose, PA (PRWEB) March 30, 2015

Covered inside and out in a colorful array of promotional products, the ASI Promocar left California today, bound for a 2,700-mile journey across 12 states to drive attention to the $ 21.5 billion ad specialty industry.

The Advertising Specialty Institute

Comal Independent School District Kicks Off ATRS Clothing & Shoe Recycling Drive for December


San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) December 05, 2014

This month the Comal Independent School District kicks off a 22 school wide clothing and shoe recycling fundraiser with American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS). Students, teachers, friends and family from each school will bring gently used, outgrown, out of season and unwanted clothes, shoes, toys and household textiles for recycling to benefit charitable programs and services.

Comal ISD and ATRS have partnered to create a strong cross marketing campaign using technology to educate students about the importance of textile recycling. Public Service Announcements are playing on the hallway monitors at each school facility, reminders appear on the schools’ online portals and social media posts highlight the types of items suitable for donation.

The Comal ISD Clothing and Shoe Recycling Drive will mark the largest onsite fundraising commitment to date through the ATRS Cares initiative geared at creating unique, easy and convenient funding opportunities for schools, churches and local groups to support charitable programs through textile recycling. Every pound collected from each of the 22 schools will be weighed and will generate revenue for CISD and local charity Center On Independent Living (COIL). The textiles will be graded and sorted by ATRS and categorized for reuse, redistribution or recycling.

“We’re very proud to expand our community fundraising outreach through partnerships with CISD and other school districts in Central Texas,” says Todd Norris ATRS Market Manager in San Antonio, “We are parents too and believe in educating students and inspiring a whole new generation of environmental advocates to protect our earth in the years to come.”

Community members, neighbors and businesses are invited to support the ATRS Cares Comal ISD fundraising program by cleaning out their closets for the holidays, bagging up unwanted, gently used clothing, shoes and household textiles and dropping them off at these participating campus locations:

Bill Brown Elementary School

Clear Spring Elementary

Freiheit Elementary School

Garden Ridge Elementary School

Goodwin Frazier Elementary School

Hoffmann Lane Elementary School

Indian Springs Elementary School

Johnson Ranch Elementary School

Kinder Ranch Elementary School

Morningside Elementary School

Mountain Valley Elementary School

Oak Creek Elementary School

Rohe Bulverde Elementary School

Rebecca Creek Elementary School

Arlon Seay Elementary School

Specht Elementary School

Startzville Elementary School

Timberwood Park Elementary School

Canyon Middle School

Church Hill Middle School

Mountain Valley Middle School

Smithson Valley Middle School

American Textile Recycling Service (ATRS) is the nations fastest growing textile recycler and an official recycling partner of The Competitor Group. Its socially responsible business model provides free textile recycling solutions for the public, job stimulation worldwide and much-needed funding for worthy local charities. Easy, convenient ATRS Recyclers are available throughout San Antonio, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Galveston and Beaumont TX, Southern California, Atlanta, Orlando, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Tucson AZ, Michigan, Oklahoma, Colorado and Tennessee. For press inquires contact pr(at)atrsonline(dot)com.







SEO PowerSuite Provider Kicks Off User Perks Program, Offers Deals on Online Marketing Tools and Services from Partners


(PRWEB) November 18, 2014

Link-Assistant.Com, the company behind the SEO PowerSuite toolset, has cut the ribbon on the new User Perks marketplace – a page where SEO PowerSuite users get special offers for leading web development tools, click tracking services, email productivity software and infographic creation tools.

SEO PowerSuite license holders can get anywhere from 25% to 50% off the products on the User Perks menu, while some partners offer extended free trials on their services.

*The Current List of SEO PowerSuite User Perks*

Among the current User Perks available to SEO PowerSuite subscribers are:

1. Typeform Pro – 50% off for 3 months

Typeform is a service that lets one design smart-looking online forms and web surveys.

2. Mouseflow – 1 month free

Mouseflow is a click tracking service that provides insight into what visitors do on a particular site.

3. StoreYa – 25% off the first payment

StoreYa is a social commerce platform that allows one to launch and promote a Facebook shop.

4. Learnable – 32% off the annual subscription

Learnable is a web development learning center that includes books and courses on this topic.

5. Medialoot – 1 month free

Medialoot is a collection of graphic design resources under one roof: icons, fonts, templates, etc.

6. Yesware – 2 months free

Yesware is email productivity service that lets marketers “find out what happens after they click Send”.

7. CrazyEgg – 60 days free

CrazyEgg is a heat-mapping tool that helps one increase website conversions.

8. Designmodo – 25% off all products

Desigmodo offers Bootstrap frameworks and WordPress themes to create a website with.

9. Piktochart – a 60-day free trial

Piktochart is a collection of neat inforgraphic creation tools and templates.

10. Front 2 months free

Front is a collaborative inbox service that allows marketers to work as a team via email, tweets or SMS.

One can review and unlock these SEO PowerSuite User Perks at http://www.link-assistant.com/perks.html.

*About SEO PowerSuite tools*

SEO PowerSuite is a software pack by Link-Assistant.Com that includes 4 award-wining search engine optimization tools:

Rank Tracker, a keyword research and a keyword tracking app;

WebSite Auditor, an on-page audit and optimization tool;

SEO SpyGlass, backlink analysis and comparison software;

LinkAssistant, a link outreach and verification app.

SEO PowerSuite tools are sold separately or as a pack and come in Free (with some functionality limitations), Professional and Enterprise versions.

*About Link-Assistant.Com*

Link-Assistant.Com is a software developer with nearly a decade of experience building SEO tools for bloggers, online entrepreneurs and marketing agencies. Launched in 2005, the company’s best-known SEO toolkit, SEO PowerSuite, is reportedly used by every 3rd SEO professional in the world.

The company has recently updated user experience for the French-speaking users of SEO PowerSuite, with the new version of its French site, seopowersuite.fr, released not long ago.







President of Halyard Consulting Kicks Off One-to-One Business Coaching Sessions


Jersey City, NJ (PRWEB) August 05, 2014

In the latest release of The World of Internet Marketing podcast, Jonathan Goodman, president of Halyard Consulting, provided an inside look into his corporate training techniques for search engine optimization (SEO) and announced the launch of his private business coaching sessions for entrepreneurs. Jonathan recorded the session given to the staff of a New York City law firm. The podcast gives a glimpse of what Mr. Goodman and Halyard Consulting do on a regular basis for their clients. The segments cover everything from the proper way to create a title to the implementation of keywords and much more.

With the continual changes that Google makes to its algorithm, it can be difficult for small businesses to know the latest best practices for creating and optimizing content in order to attract traffic from a target audience. That is why Goodman uses his vast knowledge to break down complex topics into understandable concepts.

Goodman is now putting his skills to use for the benefit of small and medium-sized businesses by offering one-on-one coaching sessions. Goodman is offering a free 30 minute no-obligation consultation for anyone thinking about private sessions. All coaching is done using Google Hangouts and packages range from one 60-Minute session to thirty-two 30-Minute sessions. Pricing varies based on package size. Click here to learn more.

Businesses that want to be successful in today’s environment must understand how to create a strong online presence that develops their brand. Working with a coach is an excellent way for a business owner to develop the knowledge of creating a website that ranks well within the search engines while meeting the needs of their customers.

About Halyard Consulting

Halyard is a premiere Internet marketing agency, located in northern New Jersey. The company was established in 2007 with the core philosophy of providing small businesses with services often utilized by Fortune 500 companies.

About Jonathan Goodman

Jonathan Goodman is the founder of Halyard Consulting, an Internet marketing and public relations firm, located in New Jersey. Jonathan is the author of The World of Internet Marketing book series, written for small business owners, managers and others interested in cutting-edge marketing techniques. The first book in the series enables readers to take online marketing fundamentals and broaden revenue streams for their companies. Additional books to be released will include critical information about YouTube marketing, Facebook advertising, and cloud computing. Jonathan holds an MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson University, an MS from the College of New Rochelle and a BFA degree from Ringling College of Art and Design.

Contacts:

Jonathan Goodman, President

Halyard Consulting

Phone: (800) 641-9157

Email: jgoodman(at)halyardconsulting(dot)com







Converge 2014: A Higher Education Marketing Conference Kicks Off October 13 in Nashville


Cedar Rapids, IA (PRWEB) June 19, 2014

Converge Consulting has announced that it will hold its Converge 2014: A Higher Education Marketing Conference October 13-15, 2014 at the Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel in Nashville, TN. At Converge 2014, attendees from across the country will learn about whats new and whats next in higher education marketing and recruitment strategy.

Converge 2014 will feature dozens of presentations from experts at organizations such as Google, Penn State, Aslanian Market Research and more.

Converge 2014 takeaways will include:

how to understand and grow adult and graduate student enrollment;
how to use web analytics to improve institutional websites;
how to refresh and successfully communicate brand;
how to get the most value out of digital advertising dollars;
how inbound marketing techniques like content strategy, social media and search engine optimization (SEO) drive quality traffic;
how big data and research are playing a critical role in modern marketing;
how to best secure buy-in, build partnerships and get it all done.

Converge 2014 will focus on the graduate and adult market, giving attendees innovative tools and insights to understand, embrace and implement modern strategies, said Ann Oleson, CEO at Converge Consulting.

The conference fee is $ 610 and includes a copy of Converge Consultings inbound marketing book. An early bird rate of $ 510 is available before August 15 and group rates are also available.

Attendees will have the opportunity learn from peers that are excelling at marketing to adult and graduate students using leading-edge approaches that do not bust their budgets. Also, Converge Consultings marketing experts will be available for 30-minute consultations to provide both inspiration and direction to take attendees marketing and recruitment efforts to the next level.

Please go to Converge 2014s website (convergeconsulting.org/converge2014) for detailed conference information and to register.

Converge Consulting is a higher education marketing firm with offices in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Manhattan Beach, California. Converge uses research, web analytics, inbound marketing, and strategic communications to positively impact student recruitment and alumni engagement for colleges and universities around the world.







FSXinterlinked Investment Conference Kicks Off Today at Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, FL


Houston, Texas (PRWEB) May 21, 2014

Delray Wannemacher, FSXinterlinked President, announced that the FSXinterlinked May Investment Conference kicks off today at the Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale, FL.

FSXinterlinked will have a special segment from FINRA’s Ken Norensberg on the advertising requirements and checklists of anyone thinking of taking advantage of the latest 506 provisions, keypoints below:

CMA Is it necessary to file an application with FINRA for a website that offers private placements?

Linkedin Can Linkedin be used to solicit potential customers for Private placements?

WSPs What procedures should be in place to use Social Media for General Solicitation?

AML What additional AML procedures need to be in place?

Concepts Entanglement, Adoption and other fancy words that come with 506 and use of Social Media.

In addition, to this anticipated segment, FSXinterlinked event highlights will include:

*FINRA Board of Governors Member Ken Norensberg

*Panel discussion with Mr. Norensberg as well as attorneys Rob Kaplan and Rick Nummi.

*Connecting with exciting investment opportunities

*Connecting with some of the nations most active BDs and funding sources.

*Enjoying a 5 star resort while getting a great ROI.

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About FSXinterlinked Investment Conference

FSXinterlinked is the premier investment conference organization in the United States. Founded as Financial Services Exchange (FSX) in 1983, it is one of the longest standing and most trusted investment conferences in the country for Broker Dealers and financial professionals. For more information about our organization please go to http://www.FSXinterlinked.com/.

About Interlinked

Interlinked is a global investment community of investors, emerging growth companies, and resource partners. Interlinked offers an efficient way for companies to maximize exposure and access a private network of funding sources and verified service providers. For investors, Interlinked provides a secure environment to find, vet and engage companies, and communicate with members. Interlinked gives members exclusive access to a proprietary investment platform, which integrates virtual data rooms, video news, a service provider marketplace, an event directory, and customized marketing services, including email marketing, video production, public relations and more. For more information, visit: http://www.interlinked.com/.

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