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NEW YORK, N.Y., May 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Retired pro football player Leland Melvin thought his road to the NFL was an incredible journey - until he climbed aboard the shuttle Atlantis and traveled to outer space. Twice. Melvin, a former wide receiver for the Detroit Lions, engineer and astronaut, shares his real-life experiences, triumphs and challenges in an inspirational memoir. The book: "CHASING SPACE: AN ASTRONAUT'S STORY OF GRIT, GRACE, AND SECOND CHANCES" (ISBN: 978-0062496720; Amistad Hardcover Original).
SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In an open letter that ran as a full page ad in today's Sacramento Bee, elected leaders from six of California's eight largest cities called on California Governor Jerry Brown and the State Legislature to include prevailing wage standards in state housing reforms. The ad was paid for by Smart Cities Prevail (SCP).
ATLANTA, Ga., May 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- When Rayven Symone Ferrell was born, her mom had a strong vision for her. She knew her daughter was destined for great creativity and named her after Raven-Symone, her favorite character on "The Cosby Show." Twenty-one years later and mom's intuition has proven true. The young aspiring actress has already landed a career defining role, playing Sekyiwa Shakur, the baby sister of rap icon Tupac Shakur, in the soon to be released blockbuster film, "All Eyez on Me.
LONG ISLAND, N.Y., May 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Author Mahogany Star brings the sizzle to summertime reading with a sexy sequence of new book releases. Star's new titles, "Sex Degrees of Separation" and "Summer's Heat" are sure fire temperature boosters for readers who aren't afraid of the steam.
LOS ANGELES, Calif., May 16, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "Black Wives Matter" by Gayla Johnson. A diverse, intelligent comedienne, Gayla Johnson entertains audiences with her stories and her characters, treating her listener to her unique view of the world we live in.
PALM DESERT, Calif., May 15, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Visual artist Bernard Hoyes has accomplished yet another career defining feat. The master craftsman was recently commissioned by a private collector to recreate the divinely celebrated winged stallion Pegasus, one of the best-known creatures in Greek mythology. The five-foot "Roots of Pegasus" bronze sculpture is currently on display until the end of June.
In ‘Abduction’ Walter Blair Has Written a Thriller for Readers Who Gravitate to Highs and Lows of a Mystery Pursuit
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 11, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Walter Blair's third novel obviously demonstrates that the success of his first two novels were not flukes. The literary skills presented by Blair in "Abduction" (2017, WBlair Publishing) place him in a class reserved for John Grisham, Danielle Steel, David Baldacci, Lee Child and Michael Connelly, to name a few.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 8, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On Friday, May 12, 2017, Our Family Coalition (OFC), California's premier LGBTQ family organization, brings together 400 attendees for a Night Out to celebrate the organization's 21 years of advocacy, education, and community-building. The gala event includes elected officials, corporate sponsors, community partners and major donors, many of whom are LGBT people with children.
OSCEOLA, Iowa, May 3, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- How often are you asked, "How far would you go for what you need?" Would you ever answer, "Across the entire state?" That's exactly what Thomas Kedley, Mayor of Osceola in Southern Iowa, has challenged himself to do through Operation Recreation.
ROME, Ga., May 2, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Hampton & Weaver, a small firm in historic Rome, Georgia has begun producing a Collection of "Famous Handguns of the World" in one-quarter scale. These mini-replicas vary from 1 1/2-inches to 3 3/4-inches in length, are cast from zinc, electroplated with silver and an antiqued finish is applied to accentuate the features of each miniature. Every model is simply exquisite, with aesthetic detail ingrained into each creation.
NEW YORK, N.Y., April 26, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- You may be traveling far from home this summer, but hackers with access to your digital data are only a few keystrokes away from your bank account, credit cards and overall identity, says TravelInsurance.com. The development of new digital technologies has opened up new opportunities for travelers, but at the same time has increased exposure to scams and security risks while on the road.
MONTVILLE, N.J., April 25, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- DJ Splash, a premier entertainment service for weddings, corporate events and private parties across the New Jersey/New York Metro area, is now offering one stop shopping for wedding and special events with new expanded services including: a full photo and video production department, event lighting crew and photo booths.
How the Latest Bait and Switch Carpet Cleaning Scam Can Lead to Burglary, Home Invasion and Identity Theft
HAMILTON, N.J., April 20, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Just as sure as the sunrise, it's guaranteed to happen every Spring. They promise to clean all the carpets in your house for $59. Sound too good to be true? It probably is, says the top exec at AllstateCleaning.com in Hamilton, New Jersey. To make matters worse, they finally show up - three hours late - in a beat-up pickup truck with no company name, and hop out in torn jeans and a soiled tee-shirt. Then you realize it: you've been the victim of a bait and switch campaign.
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., April 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Everyone knows "cats rule," not only online but in millions of feline-loving households. As it turns out, at the upcoming BlogPaws Conference taking place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina from May 18-21, 2017, the cat presence will also include several celebrity cats of Instagram, play host to the Cat Writer's Association, prominent cat brands like PawCulture and feature Hauspanther founder and New York Times best-selling author, Kate Benjamin.
iMobie PhoneRescue and AnyTrans Convoy iOS Users Through 2017 ‘Spring Cleaning’ without Risk of Data Loss
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 19, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It's that time of year again for iPhone and iPad users to give their device a spring cleaning and make it sleeker, faster and enable more free storage. To help clean up devices safely without risk of mistakenly deleting important data forever, iMobie brings iPhone manager AnyTrans to back-up iPhone/iPad before cleaning and iPhone data recovery software PhoneRescue as a life saver in case any data loss occurs.
Be Alert for a Job Offer You Can’t Refuse: ‘Unpaid Caregiver,’ Warns Long-Term Care Leader ACSIA Partners
KIRKLAND, Wash., April 18, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- "America faces a senior health crisis that is also an employment crisis," says Denise Gott, CEO of ACSIA Partners, one of the nation's largest long-term care insurance agencies. In most U.S. households an out-of-the-blue "job offer" will suddenly appear.
CEDAR GROVE, N.J., April 7, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The emotional trauma associated with losing a child is overwhelming. But when that loss is combined with a total lack of explanation, grief can become far more complicated, says the SUDC Foundation. Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC) is the sudden unexplained death of a child over the age of one which remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation is conducted.
UPROAR ENTERTAINMENT releases 4th Stand-Up Comedy CD by KRISTIN KEY – Fast-paced, Quick Witted, Hilarious and Outrageous
LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 6, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Uproar Entertainment is excited to announce the release of "I'm A Hooker" by Kristin Key. Armed with her quick wit and her trusty guitar, the Texas native slings her signature goofy songs and hilarious jokes on her fourth collaboration with Uproar Entertainment.
Legalize Ferrets: Pet Owners Hopeful as California Fish and Game Commission Consider Issuing Permits for Ferrets
LA MESA, Calif., April 4, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Legalize Ferrets, a California organization that continues to advocate for ferret legalization in the state, has a watchful eye on The California Fish and Game Commission this month. Why? The commission is set to consider issuing permits for ferrets during its April 26, 2017 meeting in Van Nuys, Calif.
CORTE MADERA, Calif., March 31, 2017 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Don Harte, chiropractic activist, says Trump's new panel, headed by Chris Christie, to deal with the opioid epidemic, is "philosophically and scientifically dead wrong." Dr. Harte declares, "The reason for this epidemic is clear. Orthopedists and other doctors freely prescribe Oxycontin, Fentanyl, Soma and other opioid drugs, get their patients addicted."