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LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Civic Resource Group International (CRG) is delighted to announce their appointment as Associate Partner in the Smart Cities Council. CRG will participate with the Smart Cities Council as a technology solutions provider and a champion of the 'Smart Cities' concept of 'digital' transformation by providing solutions that streamline the traditional organization and management of urban living.

SEATTLE, Wash. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Seattle-based Georgian Wooden Toys is making its entire collection of beautiful handmade wooden toys available nationally via its new online store. The old-world style toys, made in the country of Georgia, on the Black Sea, are sold exclusively in North America by the Seattle company.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) today announced that Mark and Janet Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection donated 'Evening Rendezvous' (Watercolor on Paper, 10x14 inches, 1960) by acclaimed California watercolorist Rex Brandt. The iconic watercolor will be part of the college's permanent collection, which also includes The Rex and Joan Irving Brandt Archives.

FLAT ROCK, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Janet Bull, M.D., chief medical officer of nonprofit Four Seasons Compassion for Life, talks about the Triple Aim of Healthcare as if it were the Holy Grail. And for health care providers which hope to offer their patients higher quality, better service and lower costs during serious illness or at end of life, it may very well be the equivalent.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS) today announced it has promoted former Executive Vice President Mark Mackey to chief executive officer. Mackey began his career with IDS as a member of the sales team in Spring 1999. He is the first CEO in the company's history.

ATLANTA, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Atlanta talent agents Christopher Young and Tay Smith are noticeably the hardest working, African American TV/film agents in the entire southeast area. A dynamic duo, working under the banner of the J Pervis Talent Agency, Smith and Young have created a vortex of synergy that is fueling theatrical bookings with new flair and fresh faces.

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Following its fourth consecutive ranking as #1 Category Leader for budgeting software and services in the annual Best in KLAS report, Healthcare Insights, LLC will exhibit at the 2015 Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) Dixie Institute in Charleston, S.C. The annual conference brings together hospital finance executives to discuss critical issues facing health care providers.

VANCOUVER, B.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Global computer software provider MiniTool Solution Ltd. announces the release of MiniTool Partition Wizard 9.0. The latest partition manager enjoys many new features, including new functions, improvements on old functions, and optimization on user interface.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Bank of Southern California, N.A. (OTCMKTS:FBBN) (the 'Bank') announced today that it completed a private placement of approximately $7.2 million of its common stock, positioning the Company to grow its Southern California Franchise.

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Baker Enterprise, a Tennessee based company, has created an App called NEXT LEVEL TEXT that will create monetary opportunities for celebrities, fundraising organizations and individual consumers. A 'TEXTING SCENE' is a 30 second video clip that is used to display a message.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: For broken hearts, Valentine's Day can be a difficult day for many. Enter actress-turned-designer Nicole Brier, who has created a Venus Heart Palm Bracelet to rekindle romance with that special someone. Available from Louise Manna Inc. Jewelry, the purpose of this special design is to 'bring the energy of love back into your life.'

SANTA ANA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Veros Real Estate Solutions, an award-winning industry leader in enterprise risk management, collateral valuation services and predictive analytics, announces that CEO Darius Bozorgi will be a panelist at the 2015 ABS Vegas conference, the largest capital markets conference in the world.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Civic Resource Group International (CRG) is pleased to announce its designation as an APN Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), a program which provides technical, business, and marketing support and provides a way for customers to identify partners with proven experience on AWS.

STAMFORD, Conn. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: As part of a global wildlife-trafficking issue that is growing exponentially, 22 tiny baby turtles - likely destined for soup pots in China - were recently rescued and brought to a nursery at the SoundWaters Coastal Education Center, where they are being coddled and cared for after a harrowing, near-smuggling experience.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Teenage artist Rodman Edwards' protest against Bill Cosby for misrepresenting his TV characters and their messages is proposed as a nude statue of Cosby's Dr. Cliff Huxtable from 'The Cosby Show' to 'replace' the busts of the legendary performer displayed in front of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Halls of Fame. The Dr. Huxtable sculpture created by Edwards, is being unveiled by Cory Allen Contemporary Art.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: For over five years, studio owner, instructor and performer, Heather West has successfully championed the fine art of living lusciously with her Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio. This Valentine's Day, West will raise the libido as her North Hollywood based studio plays host to a series of events for singles and couples alike.

PORTOLA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Agru America, Inc. today announced that the city of Portola, Calif. is now using its exclusive EPA Subtitle D compliant landfill closure system - ClosureTurf(R). Officials at the landfill had to address significant challenges including ground water issues and a short construction window.

ROSEVILLE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) will unveil its 29th Annual International Conference and Training Expo on August 30, 2015, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in beautiful Orlando, Florida. This International Conference brings together groups including law enforcement, private industry, government and academia from the United States and from around the world.

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: ARMCO - ACES Risk Management, a leading provider of web-based quality control software for the financial services industry, announced it has enhanced the reporting capabilities of ACES Web Audit Technology through an innovative integration with Tableau Software, a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software.

TIPP CITY, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: With a shared goal of lifting up the works of today's musicians and singer-songwriters, Ohio digital marketing firm Trebius Promotions announces their new membership with the Americana Music Association.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Protector Holdings, a joint venture of EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center) and Dowling Capital Partners, announced today the acquisition of Peartree Insurance Services. Headquartered in Brea, California, Peartree specializes in providing insurance services to Hispanic consumers.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: 'Unda Cova,' a somewhat avant-garde, controversial and educational video released by S.L.P., LLC, provides a unique perspective about the recent and senseless killings of unarmed African Americans. Roosevelt Matthews, rapper, songwriter, video producer and retired police officer, thought Black History Month was the ideal time to release 'Unda Cova.'

ADDISON, Texas /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mortgage Machine Services (MMS), a leading provider of enterprise lending solutions, today announced it will begin offering the source code to Mortgage Machine(TM), its flagship loan origination system (LOS), to the entire mortgage industry. Previously hosted as a SaaS solution for a select group of mortgage banks, Mortgage Machine is a highly customizable origination platform that supports Retail, Wholesale and Correspondent lending.

DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mortgage services expert Titan Lenders Corp. (Titan) announced that 2014 was one of its most successful years to date for both Titan and its correspondent investment subsidiary Titan Capital Solutions (TCS).

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kent Collier, J.D., LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm's Greyling Insurance Brokerage Division as an associate client manager. Greyling is a highly regarded specialty insurance broker and risk management consulting team serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms and law firms across the country.

MIAMI, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: David Nour, CEO and Founder of The Nour Group, Inc., enterprise growth strategist, and best-selling author of Relationship Economics(R) and Return on Impact, will be leading the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) at their 2015 Emerging Leader Conference on Feb. 5, 2015 at the Loews South Beach Resort in Miami, Fla.

FAIRFAX, Va. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Two former Army officers and current members of the Northern Virginia law firm of Jordan Patrick and Cooley LLP, urge the public to contact members of Congress and demand reform of the Army, Coast Guard, and Navy boards for correction of military records. Those two are Howard G. Cooley, a senior partner in Jordan Patrick and Cooley and retired Army colonel, and Daryle A. Jordan, the managing partner in the firm and a Gulf War Veteran who advised military commanders during that conflict.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The AXIS Integrated Solutions (AXIS) Customer Relationship Management (CRM) team will be attending a worldwide Sage CRM boot camp (Feb. 16-19, 2015) in Ireland. Hosted by Sage, and open to Sage CRM experts from around the world, the event will focus on the commercial application, product functionality, and technical aspects of the latest version of Sage CRM v7.3.

TORRANCE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA) held a networking event on January 30, 2015 at IPM in the city of Torrance, Calif. The main purpose of this mixer was to unify South Bay businesses and encourage community members to support economic growth by shopping local.

PERRYSBURG, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Ohio's Belamere Suites today announced that TripAdvisor(R), the world's largest travel site, ranked Belamere Suites the tenth 'Best Hotel for Romance' in the U.S. during their announcement of the winners of the 2015 Travelers' Choice(TM) awards for Hotels.

GASTONIA, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Irving, Texas played host to the Fiery Food Challenge: Over 10,000 attended the hottest food festival and competition yet, Zest Fest 2015, where over 160 spiciest exhibitors were challenged to stand out in the fast-growing market of spicy foods and hot sauces. The father and son team, Elijah's Xtreme(TM) Ghost Pepper Sauce, proved they have something special by winning 1st Place - Hot Sauce in the coveted Peoples Choice Award.

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: North Carolina-based Eagle Transport, one of the largest and most progressive petroleum and bulk transportation companies in the U.S., today announced that its current president, Bill George became President Emeritus, effective Feb. 1, 2015; Lance Collette will become the 4th President of Eagle Transport; Herb Evans will become Vice Chairman of the Board, and Joe Duncan is named Senior VP Finance/CFO.

COLUMBUS, Ohio /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Valentine's Day is the perfect time for all things sex and love, says author Nikki Ransom-Alfred. Certified master sex expert educator and sex and relationship coach, Ransom-Alfred, knows this all to too well and is releasing her new book '30 Sex Positions and Tips For Getting Wild, Rough, and Kinky' for lovers looking for adventure.

ALAMEDA, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) today announced that the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), is coordinating the second annual State Championship Series finale, a competition held simultaneously across 33 different states on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. This year's competition in California will be held at the Pacific Pinball Museum.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed 'Mask Series' of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches.

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Vermont-based EQ2 LLC, a leading supplier of hospital CMMS (Computerized Maintenance and Management System) software, today announced that its HEMS software successfully completed five days of real-time integration and interoperability testing at the IHE (Integrating The Healthcare Enterprise) Connectathon in Cleveland.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: MCT Trading, Inc., a recognized industry leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, was named one of the Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 by National Mortgage Professional magazine.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: More than 600 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the largest African-American women's organization in the country, will spend Friday and Saturday Jan. 30 and 31 in Sacramento at the Doubletree Hotel celebrating their Founders Day.

WINONA, Minn. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Author Wayne Wicka went into the U.S. Marine Corps seeking direction, leadership and success, and he got it. The techniques learned from the New England Patriots and from his then defensive coach at the New York Jets, Pete Carroll, now the Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks, created life-changing memories for Wicka, a high school benchwarmer turned New York Jet and U.S. Marine who sacked Brett Favre.

HIGHLANDS, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Melissa Stiwinter of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, N.C., has received the '2014 Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Recognition Award.' The award was conveyed in a Jan. 12, 2015 ceremony at the western office of Four Seasons, honoring Stiwinter's contributions to the profession.