THE RISK IS PART OF THE RHYTHM

January 15, 2018

In dancing one keeps taking a step and recovering one’s balance. The risk is part of the rhythm. One steps out of and into balance; one keeps on doing it, and step by step the mass of the body moves about. But the action is more fun and the risk increases when the dancers step to a rhythmic beat of music  — Edwin Denby   Abby Leigh is an artist with a particularly analytic mind. The problems she puts to herself as a painter come from attempting to find a fresh balance between presumed opposites—romantic/scientific, gestural/geometric, visible/invisible. What poet Bill Berkson said of Hans Hoffmann could be said of Leigh, that she finds “an active happiness in the material life of painting,” which is to say, she enjoys every aspect of the process of being a painter. This is important for understanding why the paintings and drawings look the way they do, and how they delight us in the experience of...

Evangelical Churches Launch New Worldwide, Interdenominational Movement

January 15, 2018

A large number of evangelical churches frustrated with the political and theological persuasion of organizations like the World Council of Churches and the World Evangelical Alliance have joined an alternative international ecumenical alliance called the Covenant Christian Coalition (), which was founded in Dallas in 2015 by what was initially a small group of ministry leaders.The alliance quickly caught the attention of more conservative-leaning churches in Africa, Asia and South America, which joined in droves.  Even though the startup organization began in the Bible Belt of the United States, growth in the U.S. was almost immediately eclipsed by scores of churches and ministries joining in Nigeria, Uganda, Colombia, India and the Philippines, among other countries.  The expansion spurred on leaders to draft formal rules in January 2017 and to set up an office in New York for handling all the correspondence coming in.  The new rules stipulated an egalitarian leadership...

Beat Your Children -- River Road ISD is now available to help

January 15, 2018

We entrust our children to schools to provide them a better education than we can provide our children ourselves.  We trust that our schools are operating to the highest standards based on up-to-date research, and we are extremely saddened when we find districts ignoring 50 years of settled knowledge.We know that the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the National Association of School Psychologists have taken a public stand against in-school corporal punishment.  We know that the nation of Israel outlawed corporal punishment in 2000, along with 52 other countries which have outlawed corporal punishment as of 2018. We know that corporal punishment has been linked with: Depression, Drug Use Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Suicide, Lower Wages, Less Education, Increased Student Aggression, Wife Beating and Child Abuse. A small sampling of the available research can be found at .River Road ISD and...

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SELF PUBLISHED AUTHOR HITS HOLLYWOOD

January 16, 2018

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Heidi McLaughlin adds another notable milestone to her career. Forever My Girl, a self-published novel written by McLaughlin in late 2012, finds its way to the big screen this week. Forever My Girl, Book one in The Beaumont Series is a second chance romance and tells the story of Liam Page, a musician who chose fame over love. When he finds out his best friend is tragically killed, he returns home to face the consequences of his actions and the people he left behind many years prior. Page is played by actor Alex Roe and his love interest, Josie is played by actress Jessica Rothe. The Beaumont Series has sold nearly half a million copies worldwide. Originally pitched to multiple publishing houses before McLaughlin made the remarkable decision to publish her first novel on her own, Forever My Girl hit the USA Today Bestseller list in early 2013. LD Entertainment reached out shortly after, and by mid-2013, a contract for...

SocialCow Expands Marketing Services with Integration of Beacon Technology for Retail Stores

January 13, 2018

, a leading social media marketing company is expanding services to include beacon technology for retail stores. This technology establishes a Bluetooth signal with nearby mobile devices and beams notifications of promotional offers to potential customers. SocialCow takes this new way of engaging prospective customers to another level by integrating it with social retargeting ads. The aforementioned is a unique combination that gives SocialCow clients the opportunity to get the most out of their marketing dollars by garnering more customers with passerby traffic.  “Retail is not dead. It’s at a crucial point where advertisement and engagement with customers must be done with a creative and value-driven approach,” said SocialCow founder, Kristina Centnere.Not only does SocialCow understand the imperative nature of incorporating cutting-edge technology into marketing initiatives to bolster their retail store clients, but the company also understands...

RIPPEDIENCE FIRST SET OF CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED.

January 15, 2018

THE CONTEST A Global Leader in Bodybuilding and Fitness Contests, The World Fitness Federation (WFF) and Female Fitness Legend Lauren Powers (INSTAGRAM ) has teamed up with the online supplement marketing group RIPPEDIENCE (INSTAGRAM ) to promote the first ever posing and influence ability contest online on Instagram (). The contest allows fitness athletes from novice to professionals, and even first time competitors who have never stepped on stage before an opportunity to drive away in a Bentley GT Coupe and earn cash for what most of them are already doing … promoting fitness and motivating others through their Instagram account. The contest allows athletes to compete in a no politics competition for what is being labeled the first ever “true World’s Championship” in the Fitness industry. This contest is not about being the most muscular. Judging...

Edgar Ray Killen, Grand Wizard of the KKK - Convicted in ’64 Killings of Rights Workers, Dies at 92

January 12, 2018

Edgar Ray Killen, Grand Wizard of KKK & Klansman serving a 60-year prison term for arranging the murders of three young civil rights workers outside Philadelphia, Miss., in 1964, died on Thursday night in prison in Parchman, Miss. He was 92. Mr. Killen was convicted of state manslaughter charges 41 years later to the day after James Earl Chaney, 21, a black man from Meridian, Miss., and two white Jewish New Yorkers, Andrew Goodman, 20, and Michael Schwerner, 24, after they disappeared into a death trap a gang of his fellow Ku Klux Klansmen.  A man who shared a prison cell with former Klansman, Edgar Ray Killen, exposes KKK Secrets and attempts to bridge the racial divide in his new book, Killen the KKK.  Written by James Hart Stern, and Autumn K. Robinson, Killen the KKK, is a true and heart-wrenching story of Stern’s journey from the violent streets of South Central...

Accent CEO and Owner Named 2018 Enterprising Woman of the Year

January 11, 2018

On December 12, 2017, Enterprising Women magazine announced the winners of their 2018 Enterprising Women of the Year awards, including Erica Hughes, CEO, and Owner of Accent Group Solutions in St. Louis, MO. The annual tribute honors the world’s top women entrepreneurs. Hughes is recognized as a winner in the “over $5 million and up to $10 million in annual revenues” category.    “I am humbled and excited to be a recipient of this award. It is such an honor to be listed among these amazing women.” Hughes says. She has served in the space of printing and distribution for 26 years and served as a leader for both public and private companies.   The Enterprising Women of the Year Awards is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for women business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses,...

the inside coup™ Coming to Columbus, OH, Austin, TX and San Antonio

January 16, 2018

the inside coup™, poised to become the next generation face of direct mail, is set to begin a spring delivery of the brand’s upscale, glossy magazine to select, demographically specific mailboxes in three new markets: Columbus, Ohio and the Texas cities of Austin and San Antonio.  The announcement of these newly signed franchise agreements, for full market development in all three markets, has propelled expansion of the national footprint of the emerging brand, providing local, regional and national businesses with the power of revolutionized direct mail, on-line and mobile marketing opportunities in an innovative way. the inside coup™, franchising nationwide since 2017, previously awarded franchises in Phoenix, Tucson, Arizona and Detroit.  “We are excited with the rapid growth of our brand and for our newest franchisees,” notes Teri Sullivan, vice president of franchise development. “We recognize Columbus,...

Texas Hydraulics Holdings Inc. Appoints New EVP of Sales and Business Development

January 16, 2018

Texas Hydraulics Holdings Inc., a leading manufacturer of custom fluid power components, has announced the appointment of Naimesh Davé as EVP, Sales and Business Development. In his new role, Mr. Davé will be responsible for the leadership of the Texas Hydraulics Holdings sales and marketing team, as well as direct all organic and inorganic growth efforts throughout the organization.  “Naimesh’s diverse background encompassing sales and business development coupled with his successful track record of growing OEM and Aftermarket businesses is a great addition to Texas Hydraulics Executive Team” said Patrick Taylor, CEO of Texas Hydraulics Holdings. Prior to joining Texas Hydraulics Holdings (THH), Mr. Davé was the VP Global OEM and Head of Europe and India at a publicly traded manufacturing company where he provided leadership for OEM and Aftermarket business within the company. Prior to that, Mr. Davé was the General...

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