House Of Fraser Launches Rare Collection By The Saturdays Through Stores And Online

Released on: July 17, 2009, 1:45 pm
Author: Tamsin Lever
Industry: Retail

Girl band The Saturdays have teamed up with the dynamic clothing brand Rare to launch a new collection for women available to buy in House of Fraser stores and online at www.houseoffraser.co.uk. The range will feature two pieces from each band mate, enabling fans to wear clothing designed by their favourite member of The Saturdays.

House of Fraser is a leading UK retailer that offers exclusive collections, designer brands and high street fashion for men, women and children. In addition to contemporary designer brands currently online, the new women’s clothing range will appeal to young, fashion conscious women that like to keep up-to-date with the latest trends.

The Saturdays are known for their über glam pop princess look and The Saturdays Rare collection will explore biker chic and the days of the Hells Angels, featuring studs and rivet detailing as well as continuing with strong themes from the 80s.

The Saturdays, added: “We absolutely love fashion and having the chance to design our own collection is brilliant. Our relationship with Rare started with Mollie’s yellow dress in our If This Is Love video, so it’s great that we now get to have our very own range.”

The new Rare by The Saturdays collection is available through House of Fraser stores as well as online through the House of Fraser website.

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About House of Fraser:
House of Fraser is a department store group with 62 enviable locations across the UK and Ireland. As one of the best known names on the high street, House of Fraser has presented customers with an unrivalled nationwide department store for 160 years. The company was acquired by the Highland consortium in November 2006 marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter in its history. The group has annual sales in excess of £1.25bn and employs 6,500 House of Fraser staff and 10,000 concession staff through 5 million sq ft of selling space.

Famous for its exclusive designer brands for men and women’s clothing as well as renowned household and kitchenware names, such as Joseph Joseph, House of Fraser offers luxurious items at affordable prices.

As a retailer House of Fraser is committed to ensuring that it continuously looks at ways of improving working standards and the effect it has on the environment

For further information and images please contact:
Tamsin Lever
Press Officer
House of Fraser
27 Baker Street
London
W1U 8AH
020 7003 4650
www.houseoffraser.co.uk

People Search Website Receives Traffic Surge – Tracesmart Aid Amateur Genealogists

Released on: July 17, 2009, 1:28 pm
Author: Tracesmart
Industry: Internet & Online

Following the first episode of the new series of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, Tracesmart, leading providers of online people search tools, experienced a significant surge in visitors to their site. It would appear the programme has inspired viewers to research their family tree, in which Tracesmart can play an important role.

Over 10,000 people searches are conducted daily on the Tracesmart website, which helps people to find relatives and friends.The site provides people tracing and research tools, such as their address search tool, which are driven by a multitude of databases which cover recent history. Whilst users cannot research historical data such as census records, which are a useful resource for genealogists, they do provide a link to some of the most powerful resources for family tree research – living relatives.

Many people in the UK have lost touch with family members or have distant relatives who may hold the key to unlocking their family history, and Tracesmart has long been used to aid amateur genealogists in their quest for knowledge. Providing access to information such as current and historic Electoral Roll records and Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes, Tracesmart can be utilised to locate relatives that could provide vital links to the past.

The BBC’s ‘Who Do you Think You Are?’ series has raised the profile of genealogy. The first episode of this new series aired on Wednesday 15th July at 9pm and featured Davina McCall, who traced her French and English roots. It was following this broadcast that the Tracesmart website received an influx of visitors. Owen Roberts, Communications Manager at Tracesmart, comments on the role the company has to play in family research,

“Living relatives can often provide gems of information about a family’s history but, unfortunately, family members can often lose touch with one another. It is at this point that the genealogist will turn to us to help them locate those relatives they have lost contact with.

In addition to our online search facilities, we also have an experienced team of researchers who can offer advice to those who have lost contact with a family member – my advice to anyone who is searching for a relative is get in touch with us!”

This series of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ continues for another 5 episodes, with the forthcoming episode featuring Radio 1’s Chris Moyles.

Contact Details: Owen Roberts
Tracesmart Ltd
2 Sovereign Quay
Havannah Street
Cardiff
CF10 5SF
Tel: 029 2047 4114
Email: owen.roberts@tracesmart.co.uk

The Hobbs Foundation of Tampa Bay Offers $10,000 Grants to Local Organizations Serving Underprivileged Children


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Released on: July 17, 2009, 1:53 pm
Author: Amanda Long, Grant Administrator, Hobbs Foundation
Industry: Non-Profit

The Hobbs Foundation announced they are accepting requests for $10,000 grants for charitable organizations throughout the state of Florida. The foundation, established in 2003, offers financial support to organizations that provide exceptional care and services to underprivileged children. Since 2003, the Hobbs Foundation has strived to improve the lives of children in Florida by providing the means necessary for children to overcome challenges and create opportunities for healthy growth and development.

“On behalf of the Hobbs family and the Hobbs Foundation, it is with great pleasure that we offer support to organizations that are dedicated to educating, mentoring, and nurturing deserving children that allows them to reach for a brighter future”, said Hobbs Foundation Grant Administrator, Amanda Long. “With these organizations’ help, we can offer opportunities to disadvantaged youth in our community that would otherwise not be possible.”

The Hobbs Foundation is a non-profit, grant-making foundation whose mission is to form partnerships with charitable organizations whose work directly benefits underserved children allowing them to expand their outreach to children in need. The foundation is accepting grant requests through the end of August to qualified non-profit organizations. For more information or to apply for funding, visit the foundation’s website atwww.hobbsfoundation.com.

Contact Details: Hobbs Foundation
300 Beach Drive NE, Suite 903
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 813-230-8491
Email: hobbsfoundation@gmail.com
Website: www.hobbsfoundation.com

Suicidal Drug Addicted Mother Gets Her Life Back

Released on: July 17, 2009, 1:19 pm
Author: Addiction Enders
Industry: Healthcare

Orillia, Ontario – One September day, a mother rejected by her husband and torn apart from her children, laid waste perhaps on an unknown cold bathroom floor somewhere in Canada. She seriously considers ending it all, putting a permanent stop to the pain.

Not an usual business day for Drug Addiction counsellor Fraser Cooke as he returns a phone call getting on the other end this desperate mother crying for help. A magic phrase perhaps, or more so a regular common sense question asked by one who care:

“Do you want your life back?”

A lengthy conversation ensued between a desperate mother and this new voice that cared enough. “As I myself am a recovered addict it is my strict belief that if I don’t put my life’s experience to work in an effort to benefit those still fighting with addiction then there truly was no purpose in getting clean,” said Fraser.

To assist drug addicts, Addiction Enders issued a general Suicide prevention message on their website:

“Suicide is a situation that hurts every one involved. Suicide is an especially grievous situation when an addict or alcoholic takes his or her own life in spite of the fact there are thousands of programs available to end the root problem, which is addiction. Addiction Enders is aware of the fact that only a small number of the overall population is suicidal but comparatively speaking, that number is dramatically increased when only looking at the Alcoholics and Addicts of the world. If you are feeling suicidal please read on. We care”

Addiction Ender s has done extensive research into all aspects of traditional and modern drug and alcohol addiction treatment . They make it their job to share their knowledge with whomever will listen and benefit from it. Their goal is to help those struggling with addiction to seek out and obtain the treatment they require to live healthy, successful, and productive lives.

On that dark day in September, one call made a difference for children who now have their mother back.

Call our drug rehab toll free line at, 1-800-419-7941 or visit our drug rehab programs website at, http://addictionenders.com

Contact Details: Fraser Cooke
1-800-419-7941
fraser@addictionenders.com
http://addictionenders.com

The Many Colors Of Friendship

Don’t Judge a Friend by His/Her Appearance


Released on: July 17, 2009, 12:58 pm
Author: E L O Q U E N T B O O K S
Industry: Media

Written and illustrated by Rita Kaye Vetsch,The Many Colors of Friendship is a unique story about diversity that will enthrall young readers.

Luis is a new student in Katherine’s first grade class. But because he looks different than her, Katherine is afraid to talk to Luis and goes home feeling sad and confused.

In her dreams that night, Katherine finds herself in a jungle surrounded by colorful creatures. There she meets Sanjay, the purple emerald boa; Addie, a bright orange tree sloth; Sophie, the brilliant rainbow-colored toucan; and Chen, a giant ocean-blue panda bear.

At first, the jungle animals frighten Katherine, but they eventually help her to confront her fears, to explore their differences and to realize that friends do come in many different colors, sizes and shapes. When Katherine next goes to school, she talks to Luis and realizes how much they have in common. This begins a new & everlasting friendship.

Publisher’s Website: http://www.eloquentbooks.com/TheM…

ISBN: 9781606937563 / SKU: 1606937561

About the Author: Author Rita Kaye Vets ch resides in Central Minnesota with her husband, Dan, who also helped with illustrations, and her 5-year-old daughter, Katherine. Her daughter was the inspiration for The Many Colors of Friendship, which took nearly two years to write. Vetsch credits Beatrix Potter, E.B. White and Judy Blume for giving her the joy of reading when she was young.

Monticello Times – Newspaper article on my book http://www.monticellotimes.com/articles/2009/07/09/…

For media inquiries, appearances, or other publicity — please contact: Ellen Green — PressManager@aegpublishinggroup.com

15% of Book Proceeds go to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Narconon Gives Back To the Community


Released on: July 17, 2009, 12:47 pm
Author: Narconon Vistabay
Industry: Healthcare

Not all drug rehabilitation programs can say that they have the highest success rate of graduates staying off of drugs permanently. And not all drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers can say that they do more than help people recover, they also give back to the community through education and prevention. You cannot win the battle against substance abuse if you don’t have the tools necessary to fight in the first place.

Mesa, AZ July 10, 2009/Press Release/For drug rehabilitation to be completely effective there has to be more than telling a person that the need to quit abusing drugs and alcohol. There has to be a hands approach that delves into the real issues that cause a person to alter their whole life just to find solace in a bottle of alcohol or baggy of drugs. The hands on approach cannot just come from within the walls of a drug treatment facility; it has to start in the streets, in the schools, and in the homes of every person on the planet. Drug and alcohol abuse doesn’t just affect the environment that an addict lives in, it affects each person that the addict encounters, it affects the work that is to be done, it affects the children that have to live with it, and learn from it. Through education, you can stop drug and alcohol addiction before it starts. Through education you can teach the children of addicts to break the cycle. Through education you can change the world.

Since the inception of the narconon program the goal is been to educate not only current and former addicts about the dangers of substance abuse, but people in the communities that we all live in and in the communities where the drug trade hits the hardest. The Narconon program is not only in the U.S. The Narconon program has been able to educate people in over 40 countries in places like Columbia, Ukraine, Philippines, and even Iran. Each are benefitting from the education they receive and the activities they become part of. Narconon is actively involved with the organizing and hosting of sporting events all over the world. From the Narconon Miracles hockey team, to golf tournaments, marathons, and even celebrity softball games, the message is clear. Involvement with community, schools, and activities keeps kids off of drugs and away from alcohol. Giving people the right tools at the beginning will create success at the end.

Contact Details: narcononvistabay is a drug rehabilitation center that uses the Narconon program to help people who are alcohol and drug addicted to overcome their addictions and live satisfying lives without drugs or alcohol. For more information on the Narconon program or narcononvista bay please contact them at 800-556-8885. They are available for you to contact seven days a week to answer any questions you may have.

Secluded Rehab Center Provides an Ideal Addiction Recovery Environment

Released on: July 17, 2009, 12:34 pm
Author: Cliffside Malibu
Industry: Healthcare

[Malibu, CA] — Cliffside Malibu, a premier recovery facility on the Malibu coast, has long been a leading light in the California treatment community. Now, the center is pleased to announce its renewed commitment to helping high-profile clients achieve meaningful and lasting addiction recovery.

Rehab is and should be a private process. For celebrity rehab center residents, though, such privacy can be difficult to maintain. Indeed, the public’s fascination with celebrity rehab stories exposes high-profile rehab patients to outrageous levels of scrutiny, which can in turn jeopardize the outcome of the healing process. In the end, the only successful rehab centers are those which successfully preserve the dignity and peace of mind of each and every individual client.

That principle, in turn, is the bedrock of Cliffside Malibu’s recovery philosophy.

With its expert caregivers and posh amenities, Cliffside Malibu is a world-class institution. The center has always catered to an elite clientele. Now Cliffside is expanding its mission, with the goal of delivering private and dignified care to those individuals who need it. At Cliffside Malibu, nothing less than excellence will ever be acceptable.

“We understand the unique needs of our celebrity residents,” said Cliffside Malibu Program Director Dr. Georgina Smith. “Our strict confidentiality policy is designed to protect the personal integrity of every individual who walks through our front gates. When you arrive at Cliffside Malibu, you enter a world in which your privacy matters more than anything else.”

That commitment is precisely what distinguishes Cliffside from its competitors.

Many of the most high-priced inpatient rehabs in Los Angeles fail to adequately protect the privacy of their clients. Even worse, many of those institutions actively violate that privacy, by leaking information about their celebrity residents to the media for purposes of publicity and advertisement. Such practices are, of course, grossly unethical. More importantly, they severely jeopardize the outcome of the recovery process.

Given the stakes in the fight against addiction, that sort of risk is simply unacceptable.

“Rehab is quite literally a matter of life and death,” said Patricia Freeberry, Cliffside’s Clinical Director. “Our celebrity clients entrust us with an awesome responsibility. We’re humbled by the opportunity to serve them, and we do everything in our power to justify their faith in us. We owe that much to our residents, and to the people who love them.”

Addiction recovery is always a human story. In an industry where profits so often matter more than people, Cliffside Malibu is committed to making each and every client the center of the universe. That philosophy helps to explain the stunning success rate enjoyed by Cliffside’s high-profile residents. It also, more importantly, has changed countless lives for the better.

Contact Details: Cliffside Malibu is a luxury drug and alcohol rehabilitation center located in Malibu, California. For further details about Cliffside’s treatment methods, amenities, or other general information about the residential rehab, please call 1-800-501-1988 or visit our Web site at www.cliffsidemalibu.com.

Due Maternity Makes a Splash with Swimwear Discount

Released on: July 17, 2009, 2:04 pm
Author: Due Maternity
Industry: Retail

Website offers 25 percent off all maternity swimsuit styles

SANTA BARBARA, CA, July 2009 — Due Maternity, specializing in designer maternity clothing and accessories, celebrates summer time with the season’s most fashionable looks in bathing suits, at 25 percent off. Known for its hip, stylish maternity clothing, Due Maternity also offers an exclusive selection of organic skin care essentials and nutritional supplements to keep mom-to-be looking and feeling fabulous during her nine month journey.

“Expectant mothers who don’t want to hide inside this summer can look great showing off their bump in our latest summer swimsuit styles,” says Shannon DiPadova, co-founder, Due Maternity. “In addition to looking great, it’s especially important for women who are pregnant during summer months to stay comfortable, cool and hydrated. Due Maternity’s skin care, nutritional supplements and testing products are designed for the health of moms and babies alike.”

For the expectant mother who craves the sun and surf, Due Maternity carries designer maternity swimwear that doesn’t skimp on the style while offering the comfort she needs. Featuring one- and two-piece swimsuits and bikinis in halter or strapless styles, cover-ups, skorts and even sequined flip-flops, Due Maternity is the one-stop shop for the stylish summer bump.

Skin care and beauty products f r o m Basq and Novena nourish and protect an expectant mother’s skin during the summer months. Novena’s Organic Bearberry Skin Brightening Moisturizer, Tangerine Cocoa Butter Cream, Organic Cucumber Cranberry Eye Gel and Organic Fruit Face Wash are popular choices and make great gifts. Basq touts its belly butter with Darutoside and Algisium C, to combat stretch marks, facial cleanser, aromatherapy candles and lotions, and more.

Relaxing poolside or at the beach, moms-to-be can ensure that beverages are caffeine free with D+Caf caffeine test strips. To keep energy levels up, Bellybar Pregnancy nutrition bars make a fast, convenient snack, in flavors like Mellow Oat, Berry Nutty Cravings, Baby Needs Chocolate and Burstin Chocolate. Ready to drink vanilla or chocolate Bellybar shakes make an ideal snack or meal replacement, especially in the mornings.

Offering more than just maternity clothes, Due has established its presence as the premier maternity lifestyle brand that specializes in celebrating this special time in a woman’s life. Due Maternity’s online community engages visitors with the ability to create personal page with baby’s due date, gift registry, next-generation photo and video sharing, guest book, baby due date calculator, baby astrology, and even a way to create custom announcements, baby shower and birthday party invitations. Due Maternity podcasts range f r o m parenting tips to the latest pregnancy styles and trends.

About Due Maternity
Offering more than just maternity clothing, Due Maternity is the premier maternity lifestyle brand that celebrates this special time in a woman’s life. Dedicated to experiencing pregnancy and parenthood with beauty, style and a sense of well-being, Due offers one of the largest selections of designer maternity clothes, maternity tees,maternity dresses, accessories and skin care as well as prenatal and infant nutrition and
supplements. Due Maternity’s online community engages visitors with a social media platform that allows members to create personal pages that include baby’s due date, gift registry, next-generation photo and video sharing, guest book, baby due date calculator, baby astrology, and a way to create custom announcements, baby shower and birthday party invitations. For more information, please visit www.DueMaternity.com or call 1-866-SHOP-DUE (1-866-746-7383).

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Contact Details: Shannon DiPadova
Due Maternity
805-966-4400