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April 24, 2014

Support AHA and Macy’s Go Red for Women Movement

The largest retail store of Macy’s, Inc., Macy’s is working with the American Heart Association (AHA) to bring heart disease awareness to stores nationwide. Aha and Macys go red for women is a movement dedicated to educating women of the health risks that can contribute to heart disease. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, and this towers over the number of women who died from different forms of cancer altogether. In order to spread awareness through research and aid, Macy’s is selling $2 Red Dress pins. Customers can earn 15%-20% off from merchandise from Macy’s.

Another way customers can help promote and donate to the cause is by purchasing any of the three clothing items made by Calvin Klein, Kensie, or XOXO. For $99.00, you can purchase a Kensie red lace and flair dress. From February 1 to March 21, 2014, this dress is available and 10% will go to AHA. Calvin Klein’s fitted shift dress sells for $79.99. A belted shift dress, which costs $69.99, and a tailored jacket of the same price is produced by XOXO. Both are on sale until February 28, 2014.

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Snyder’s of Hanover Releases Sweet and Salty Flavored Pretzel Pieces

Expanded Line Now Offers Cinnamon Sugar and Salted Caramel Kinds

 In response to the developing popularity of sweet and salty flavor product offerings, Pennsylvania-based Snyders of Hanover is happy to include Cinnamon Sugar and Salted Caramel kinds to its latest line of Flavored Pretzel Pieces.

 

Appearing on store racks this January, purchasers are now given an expanded chance for satisfaction over and above Snyder’s of Hanover’s common mouth-watering flavors. Irrespective of whether you posses a sweet tooth that simply cannot be fulfilled, or you are wanting something salty but more satisfying than your standard potato chip, Snyder’s new products are sure to please. Both of the sweet and salty choices will cost around $3.69 for a 10-oz bag.

 

•   Sweet and Salty Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Pieces – The simple yet perfect pairing of cinnamon and sugar is spread on lightly salted and crisp, bite-size sourdough Pretzel Pieces. The optimum snack for films, a day at the park, backpacking, and more, these pretzel pieces are certain to remedy your sweet tooth.

•   Sweet and Salty Salted Caramel Pretzel Pieces – Buttery caramel is emphasized with a dusting of salt on poppable, golden-brown sourdough Pretzel Pieces that provide a significant crunch to this sought after flavor.

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Check Out Season Three of Rachael Vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off

Watch out for new shows on Food Network! The top culinary channel will kick off with a show that will allow stars of all backgrounds to fight it out “chef-style”.  The third season of Rachael VS. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, which starts Monday, January 6 at 9PM ET/PT, has episodes you wouldn’t want to miss. Eight celebrities broken off into two teams will fight until the last contender survives. The celebrities for this season are: Vanilla Ice, Florence Henderson, Chris Kattan, Judy Gold, Herschel Walker, Jake Pavelka, Tiffany, and Penn Jillette. Their first cook-off challenge? A creation of a Medieval feast in 90 minutes for a stadium filled with hungry spectators.

Throughout the season the celebrities test their culinary chops against each other in exciting, but demanding challenges. It is guaranteed to have them working, fighting and laughing along the way. No matter what the meal will be, with special guest judges Alex Guarnaschelli (Chopped) and Josh Elliott of Good Morning America, these celebrities are up for the challenge. And in the finale, the remaining competitors must prepare a three-course meal aboard a cruise ship There will be celebrity judges as well such as Sunny Anderson, Scott Conant and Aarón Sánchez, who will decide which celebrity deserves the title of Cook-Off champion.

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USG Corporations Introduces Public to New Brand Identity

One of the top building products company announces it new identity and tagline. USG New Brand Identity was launched with the strong support of the U.S. Olympic Committee and Canadian Olympic Team Sponsorships. USG’s new brand identity is “It’s Your World, Build It.” The organization is very committed to bring high quality products and services to consumers and continues to strategize for further growth.

The relationship between USG, U.S. Olympic Committee, and Canadian Olympic Team Sponsorships are linked together by their main goals and values. Service, integrity, safety, diversity, innovation, efficiency, and quality are shown in the Olympic and Paralympic movements. “Over the past five years, we made several strategic moves to make USG a stronger, more agile company,” said Chairman, President and CEO James S. Metcalf. “We are focused on things that matter to our customers: product innovations, expansion into key international markets, and making it easier to do business with us,” explained Metcalf.

The new brand with activate the four-year sponsorships of both the U.S. and Paralympic teams and The Canadian Olympic team. USG and its Canadian subsidiary, CGC, Inc., are the teams’ official building materials sponsors. For more information, visit www.usg.com.

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Cake + Candy=Delicious Memories for the Family

Share delicious memories with the perfect combination of cake and candy. Hershey’s and Betty Crocker presents Betty Crocker Hershey a Sweet for Every Style line. Brand new cake, cookies, and frosting will take desserts to a whole different level. The mix of candy and cake will bring smiles to children’s faces.

Start off with a cupcake made of Betty Crocker Hershey’s S’mores and frosted with creamy Betty Crocker Hershey’s S’mores frosting. How about Betty Crocker Hershey’s chocolate cupcakes with Betty Crocker Hershey’s Milk Chocolate frosting? If you don’t like milk chocolate, try out Betty Crocker Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate frosting. Dip a chewy Betty Crocker Reese’s Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chunk cookie in a cold glass of milk, or serve Betty Crocker Reese’s Peanut Butter and Chocolate cupcakes with milk.

“We are very excited about our continued partnership and the launch of all these new flavors,” said Jared Pippin, Betty Crocker associate marketing manager. “Our consumers love the new combinations and that we have created a sweet to match the style, including favorites such as s’mores, Cookies ‘n’ Crème, and Reese’s.” Look at some more flavors from the Betty Crocker Hershey A Sweet for Every Style on Betty Crocker’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BettyCrocker, or visit the main website, www.BettyCrocker.com/

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MGM Grand: We Didn’t Invent Entertainment, We Perfected It

Welcome to MGM Grand, where dreams become reality. If you think you have seen it all, think again. MGM Grand Entertainment Authority is improved with new casino floor with games, a new high-end gaming lounge, Whiskey Down bar, Brad Garrett’s (Everybody Loves Raymond) Comedy Club, and Reviv Hydration Spa. Experience laughter, excitement, and relaxation here in the MGM Underground.

Check out the nonstop entertainment events such as The Grand Garden Arena with the biggest names in business as well as boxing events and televised award shows. Cirque du Soleil presents KÀ, an incredible show combining the beautiful, artistic works for acrobatics and pyrotechnics. Visit the Hollywood Theatre where world-class entertainers such as the illusionist David Copperfield surprise the audience with many talents.

Indulge in gourmet cuisine from a celebrity-helmed restaurant of your choice: Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Michael Mina’s Pub 1842, or the renowned Joël Robuchon and L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon. Go to one of the chic lounges for drink such as red-hot Rouge or the ultra-modern Centrifuge. World-class dining, shows, and nightlife will keep you well-amused and satisfied. For more information, please visit the main website MGMGrand.com, or www.Facebook.com/MGMGrand.

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Watch HGTV’s Brother vs. Brother!

If only home improvement shows can be like Brother Vs. Brother. Two of HGTV’s top “fix-it” gurus, Jonathan Scott and Drew Scott, stars of the Property Brothers, are in an all-out fight to win HGTV’s newest competition series, Brother vs. Brother. The six-episode series, premiering on Sunday, July 21, at 10PM ET/PT, puts Jonathan’s skills as a licensed contractor against Drew’s experience as a real estate agent as they and their teams vie to execute the smartest home renovation upgrades and score the biggest property-value increase. Every Sunday, the results of the completed home renovation is evaluated by the discerning eyes of HGTV real estate stars, including Mike Aubrey (Power Broker), Kennon Earl (Selling LA) and Hilary Farr and David Visentin (Love It or List It). While the 6’4” identical twins go head-to-head to win championship bragging rights, the competing teams will refuse to give up and to take home the $50,000 grand prize.

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Cars.com’s Automobile Ad During the Super Bowl

Cars.com, the top car shopping and selling  information site, has a fresh, new automobile advertisement that will show itself during The Big Game on Sunday. Since the year began, the Cars.com Campaign has come up with new ideas that will blow football devotees’ minds! “With a brand-new campaign, we wanted to build excitement for our ad and save its reveal for the Super Bowl,” shared Linda Bartman, Cars.com’s Chief Marketing Officer. “Our new campaign is more connected to the car shopping experience and more compelling than ever.”

The goal is to make searching for car information a breeze for anyone interested in purchasing a new or used car, or wants to give up their current wheels. With television, print news, radio, and the internet, it has helped Cars.com move in full force for 2013. One the advertisements, which will debut during the first quarter of Super Bowl XLVII, will tell viewers the big news Cars.com has in store. For more information, check out www.cars.com/whydrama. Don’t miss the Big Game on Sunday, February 3. The unveiling of Cars.com’s surprise is something one would not want to miss!

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Dunkin’ Donuts Seasonal Coffees Holiday Gift Giving

Gift giving from Dunkin’ Donuts is here for your great enjoyment this December. Dunkin’ Donuts has its line of seasonal coffees to share to coffee drinkers from all over. There is the minty flavor of Mocha Mint, the perfect pick of Pumpkin Spice, and the sweet spice of the new release of seasonal coffees, Gingerbread Cookie. This trio of delectable coffees is available at Dunkin’ Donuts stores worldwide in well-wrapped bags with tags for gifting.

There are three Dunkin Donuts Seasonal Coffees Holiday Gift Giving creative ideas of gifting that is thought of by Craft artist and blogger Cindy Hopper. She suggests several gifting ideas that can bring warmth into the home–and this is not just from the warmth of a coffee mug. When it comes to wrapping, one does not have to spend money on colorful, sparkling wrapping paper. Use newspaper or any kind of paper scraps to wrap up presents. One can even personalize the wrapping by writing or stamping the initials of the gift receiver. Another idea is using decorative jars, tins, or bags to put the gifts in.

To learn more about the ideas from Cindy Hopper, go to SkiptoMyLou.org and to find the Dunkin’ Donuts nearest you, go to www.dunkinathome.com. Celebrate the Holidays with Dunkin’!

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Adobe Authorized Training Center (AATC) Certification

The Adobe Authorized Training Center (AATC) certification is given to commercial training companies that specialize with Adobe exams and products, and that offer verified instructor-led training courses, among other resources, to all candidates interested in earning a certification. Although this Adobe certification does not require a test on its own, it does require that all employees working for the company are certified in the products they will be teaching on and possess the Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) certification.

 

An Adobe AATC must be completely independent, but abide by the guidelines, competency, and material presented by Adobe. Authorized Training Centers are subject to other requirements, including verification of product licensing, scheduled monthly courses, proper company approval, and all required employee certifications, all of which are necessary to receive the certification.

As an Adobe AATC your company will receive numerous benefits, from program communications to a certification that can be displayed in your company. You will gain access to Adobe-specific tools and services, along with promotional materials permission to use the Adobe logo and other trademarks. As a powerful advertising motive, you will receive a free listing in the Adobe Partner Finder, which can get your name out to a wide range of people interested in training for an exam. Whether your business is small or large, whether you decide to specialize in certain products or offer training for a wide range of Adobe products, an Adobe AATC certification can build your company into a trustworthy and comprehensive source of product training and exam assistance. Become certified and watch your business grow.