Apr 24

By Design Furniture to Host Art Exhibit Uniting Art & Design, and the Community Behind the Scenes

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) February 18, 2014

By Design Furniture, known for its diversity and sensibility in combining international style with worldwide expectation, is inviting the Charlotte community, its local designers and businesses, to share in a special night of inspiration and unity through art and design. By Design will be hosting an Art Exhibit with works from 6 different local artists on February 22, 2014 from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at their South End location (2130 South Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina), with the simple purpose of bringing everyone together through art, conversation and laughter.

“We live in a wonderful, talented community and wed like to embrace our local businesses, designers and artists through a night of fun and artistic stimulation where we can make new friends and support each others growth,” says Robert Strong, from By Design Furniture. He continues, “We have invited 5 local artists with very diverse backgrounds and styles to participate in this event, and hope that others in the community find their work as enjoyable to discover as we have. Its also a great opportunity for our team to get to know those who stop by. Were all looking forward to it.”

The artists showcased at the event are: Kevin Starr, Jim Sawyer, Barbara Ruano, Abby Belmont, A.M. Stewart and Shannon N. Gilbert. They will be attending on February 22nd, and several of the pieces on display will be for sale. Their work ranges from photography, to oil painting, sculptures, industrial art and more. For additional information, please visit the Facebook event page: Local Artist Show, By Design Furniture.

By Design Furniture has been providing Contemporary European and Internationally styled furniture for over two decades, thereby providing an extensive array of well-crafted and designed dining rooms, sofas, bedrooms, living rooms, office, sectionals, and accessories to suit different tastes. Expanding from their original showroom in Norcross, GA to three stores in the Atlanta area, including The Outlet – two stores in Charlotte, NC, and two stores located in Cherry Hill and Marlboro, NJ respectively. Each store with up to 30,000 square feet of fashionable and affordable contemporary merchandise to fit any style and budget. Please visit their website for more information at http://www.bydesignfurniture.com.

All press inquiries are welcome and should be directed to Robert Strong: 704.342.4600. Press release written and distributed by PlanetWoot Entertainment at http://www.planetwootent.com.

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Apr 23

Watercolour painting tutorial of a boathouse on Ullswater

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Apr 23

Grosh Backdrops and Drapery, Hollywood’s Longest Supporting Partner, Proudly Sponsors the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards Presented by Broadway in Chicago

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 17, 2014

Hollywood-based Grosh Backdrops and Drapery proudly helps usher in the next generation of theater actors by sponsoring Broadway In Chicagos second annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards, April 25th.

The IHSMTA are the Illinois chapter of the National High School Musical Theater Awards. The IHSMTA is a celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theater. The program recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performance, as well as honors teachers and their schools commitment to excellence in performing arts education. Grosh Backdrops and Drapery, along with Broadway in Chicago are committed to emerging performers. Were thrilled to help highlight the talent of Illinois students, said Rick Kiel, Grosh Backdrops and Drapery General Manager.

12 actors and 12 actresses will receive tickets to a Broadway in Chicago Show, perform on stage at the Broadway Playhouse and compete in front of Chicago casting agents and theater professionals for top honors. From the 24 finalists, one Illinois actor and actress will represent the state at the National High School Musical Theater Awards on Broadway in New York City this summer.

In addition, Grosh will provide the award-winning high school with one or more backdrops for the upcoming years musical productions. We all remember our first high school production, said Kiel. Having a pro make the backdrop raises the bar of the production, and the confidence of the actors and supporting crew. It also saves the school a lot of time, money and stress.

Grosh Backdrops and Drapery is Hollywoods longest supporting partner. For 85 years, Grosh has constantly worked to improve how scenery comes to life in the theater by evolving with the industry. Whether a production needs a forest landscape, New York City Buildings, or a ship for Peter Pan, Grosh can make it on deadline and within your budget.

Grosh works with productions of all sizes across the country. On April 17, Grosh will sponsor the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards, and in June, The Jerry Herman Awards honoring high school musical theater in Los Angeles. Grosh is also honored to be working with productions in Las Vegas, including Pat Benatar, Raiding the Rock Vault, as well as stunning scenes for South Ballets rendition of Peter Pan.

Founded in 1932 by R.L. Grosh, the company has been the industry leader in providing backdrop rentals, custom backdrops and stage curtains for theaters and performances all over the United States. In addition to backdrop rentals, Grosh also is the creator of the Backdrop LIFT. The revolutionary telescoping lift and truss system expedites stage backdrop setup time. The company also launched its new custom, hand painted backdrop division which designs and executes custom backdrops and murals. For more information, please call toll free: (877) 363-7998 or visit http://www.grosh.com or http://www.groshcustom.com.

You can also contact Shawn Glaspell at the Spencer Lewis Marketing Group at 909.945.5247. http://www.spencerlewis.com.

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Apr 21

Abaqus, Inc. Enhances myGeoTracking Mobile Workforce Management Service with Automated Near Zero-Touch Features for Job Assignment, Job Activity Logging and Auditing

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) April 15, 2014

Abaqus, Inc., a provider of the first-of-a-kind myGeoTracking cloud-hosted location and messaging platform, has combined geo-zones, rules, messaging and hybrid GPS/Wi-Fi location capabilities to provide businesses with near zero-touch mobile workforce management and optimization solution including job assignments, activity logging and activity auditing to make it easier than ever to more effectively control payroll and operating costs while boosting accountability and productivity.

Weve seen an increase in customers whove never used mobile workforce management tools and have limited IT and back-office resources, said Shailendra Jain, CEO of Abaqus. Theyre too busy running their business to spend much time learning how to use the wide range of features we offer. So weve added layers of service intelligence that automate almost everything for them.

The myGeoTracking mobile workforce management service makes it easy for companies to create automated mobile time-clocking schedules using data from their back-office system, and populate customer and job ID codes, and create customer-job-zones (aka geo-zones) for easy employee job attendance reporting. The company can then assign daily or weekly job schedules to their employees, and the system can automatically check the employees in and out of their job zones as they go about their normal work-day.

For years, weve struggled with inefficient time tracking systems. myGeoTracking has provided us a consistent means to track labor hours by job for effective payroll services. The support team is extremely helpful, consistently providing support and customizing their flexible system to our specific needs. Said a representative of Raider Painting Co. MyGeoTracking has made Raiders hour reporting and payroll efficient and has helped us control labor costs.

The myGeoTracking system can intelligently deliver text messages and email alerts and reminders to employees about a job site, or tell a manager when an employee has failed to visit an assigned job-site. At the end of the day (or week) the system also generates and sends daily job activity reports for compliance, payroll and billing purposes. These reports can be easily imported into external systems such as payroll, ERP, CRM using APIs, EDI or basic CSV format.

The myGeoTracking service can be delivered via a low-touch app or through a 100% cloud-based feature that requires no app and works for any mobile device. The service can be customized for various vertical industries and includes features such as:

Apr 19

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Apr 19

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Apr 17

Announcing Three Minus One: Parents’ Stories of Love and Loss, edited by Sean Hanish & Brooke Warner

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

The loss of a child is unlike any othera devastating blow that sends out a shockwave of pain and guilt that begins with the parents and reverberates through their entire community. Yet the majority of those who suffer such a loss, especially mothers, often do so in silence, convinced that their grief is theirs to bear alone. THREE MINUSE ONE: PARENTS’ STORIES OF LOVE AND LOSS (She Writes Press / $ 17.95 / April 2014), edited by Sean Hanish and Brooke Warner, changes all that by allowing parents who have lost their children to stillbirth, miscarriage, and neonatal death speak out through raw essays, exquisite poems, beautiful paintings, and stunning photographyand break this poisonous silence one and for all.

Inspired by the film RETURN TO ZEROthe first Hollywood film to tackle the taboo subject of stillbirthTHREE MINUS ONE is a poignant, inspiring anthology that offers much-needed insight into the unique, shattering, and life-changing experience of losing a child.

In her poem Executioner, Heather Bell relates the difficulty of performing even the most mundane of tasksa trip to the grocery storeafter losing her baby: And the baby is dead but / we need lettuce in the house, maybe some bread / for morning toast so I am at the store touching the potatoes at the spine, / the slim wrist of carrot, the poem begins. In her essay The Almost-Fives, Abbie L. Smith tells of the nauseating envy she feels at seeing an acquaintances daughtera child who was born just weeks before Smiths son was stillborn. They dont know what that child does to me . . . and lets not forget the effect of her mother, who has, for nearly five years, gone on to enjoy what I have lost, she writes.

In his own story, meanwhile, co-editor Hanish describes how hes tried to recall what he did in the moments after his wife called to tell him that his unborn son was gonehas tried to piece it into a coherent narrativebut hasnt been able to. You cant glue the broken glass back together as its breaking, he explains.

Groundbreaking and revelatory, THREE MINUS ONE is a soul-baring journey through love and lossand a ray of hope for the many parents out there in search of answers, understanding, and healing.

About the Editors:

Sean Hanish is an award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and playwright, as well as a member of the Writers Guild of America. His feature directorial debut, RETURN TO ZERO, is a true story based on the experience he and his wife had when they lost their first son within weeks of his due date in 2005. RETURN TO ZERO stars Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein, and Alfred Molina, and is the first Hollywood film to tackle the taboo subject of stillbirth. While Hanishs passion is storytelling, he has also created, directed, and produced commercial campaigns for top international celebrities and brands such as Cindy Crawford, Oscar De La Renta, Liz Claiborne, the NFL, and Disney. He lives in Pasadena, California.

Brooke Warner is the publisher of She Writes Press, and author of WHAT’S YOUR BOOK? A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO GET YOU FROM INSPIRATION TO PUBLISHED AUTHOR and HOW TO SELL YOUR MEMOIR. She sits on the board of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and the National Association of Memoir Writers (NAMW). Her website was selected by The Write Life as one of the Top 100 Best Websites for Writers in 2014. She lives and works in Berkeley, California.

Apr 16

Comparison Shopping is the Best Way to get Cheap Car Insurance

Driving around city, watching Video, listening to the radio, flicking through magazines, checking your email – if you do these points you will probably see numerous advertisements for car insurance. Many of these ads will promise that you can get ridiculously low-cost car insurance, and they make it seems really attractive. However, vehicle insurance is substantially more than just a bill that is due every month.

When you enter a collision, or your car is ruined in other ways, you can easily come face to face with hundreds of dollars in fixes and doctor’s bills. Many folks do not have this type of cash laying about, and this is why insurance is important. There are various distinct types of car insurance coverage, and commonly you’ll be capable to pick an sum for each sort. For instance, one type of automobile insurance coverage is liability insurance. When you pick liability insurance, you will be competent to choose an amount such as $25,000, $50,000 or more. This is exactly why it’s a good idea to get as much coverage as you can afford – ,000 might seem like more than enough to replace a vehicle, but there could be multiple vehicles included and a wide assortment of other disbursement (doctor’s bills, funeral prices, etc).

Locating Cheap Auto Insurance

Unfortunately, more car insurance plan means a higher-priced premium. However, comparison-shopping is the greatest method to save cash each month, for many reasons:

- You can see which insurance companies offer the many reductions, as well as the many that you’re qualified for.

- This means you have more opportunities to find the best price.

- Offers you a great notion concerning what a high, reduced, and typical premium will likely be.

- The more estimates you find the more firms you are exposed to.

The best solution to comparison-shop is online. Here you have access to hundreds of auto insurance companies. You just have to go to their sites and input your information. You’ll be given a free, no obligation estimate that you can use to compare that automobile insurance company against others. The one thing to always recall is to examine coverage first, and then cost, using a free estimates system e.g. http://compare-insurers.com.

In case you have questions over which form of insurance you should pick, don’t hesitate to phone a realtor directly.