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(PRWEB) February 5, 2003

For Immediate Release – February 3, 2003

Contact: Vinton Junior

Phone: (718) 926-9800


Website: http://DU-YU.COM

New York City — DU-YU Entertainment has pre-launched its website DU-YU.COM (hereinafter “the site”), January 20, 2003. The site offers the first Exclusive Nightlife Directory primarily for African-American men in the Gay and Bisexual Community. This free national directory fills one simple void; to help all interested persons find where they can hang out and party in their local area. The directory is also helpful to persons visiting other areas in search of nightlife activities.

In addition to our exclusive directory listing, the site offers its own chat rooms and message boards. These features are not only useful to helping the community stay connected, it helps the site maintain a frequent flow of visitors. The site’s random Mini Poll post new and interesting questions ranging from issues directly related to the community, fun facts, and issues that concern everyone.

The site had some very satisfying results from its pre-launch. The purpose of the pre-launch was to merely determine the level of interest in the DU-YU concept. In two short weeks, the site had over 1,500 hits just by visiting select AOL chat rooms. More importantly, over 1,000 of those visitors subscribed to the site’s mailing list, that’s two-thirds of visitors clearly voicing an extreme interest in DU-YU.COM. When the site fully launches it will include detectable meta tags in its script, applying to various search engines, reaching members, Yahoo, MSN, Juno, and more. Overall, the site is projected to have the largest online community of Africian-American gay, bisexual and curious men within its direct reach.

With many of the site’s listed venues, DU-YU Entertainment has developed sound business relations that enable the offering of unique tie-in promotions and product placements. Smart advertising industries include: Clubs and Bars, Wine & Spirits Wholesalers, Beer Manufactures, Clothing & Apparel Manufactures, Cigar & Cigarette Manufactures, Fragrances, and any product who’s target customer includes “the nightlife type.” For ad rates and available promotions contact:

Soon to be released extensions of DU-YU include: DU-YU BU, a lesbian nightlife directory for women of color; DU-YU Xtra, a paid member section of DU-YU.COM; and DU-YU BU Xtra, a paid member section of DU-YU BU. Further information on DU-YU’s extended ventures is forthcoming.

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October is Fire Prevention Month: American Christmas Tree Association Recommends Special Care For A Fire Safe Holiday Season

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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013

The American Christmas Tree Association (ACTA) wants to remind early birds who have already begun preparations for the Christmas holiday season to take special precautions now to be fire-safe.

“Christmas trees, holiday ornaments, and other Christmas decorations are already on full display in the stores, even though we’re just getting our costumes ready for Halloween,” said Jami Warner, Executive Director of ACTA. “When shopping for holiday decorations, we want to remind consumers to look for high quality decorations, whether they be trees, wreaths, lights or ornaments, take care to utilize them according to the manufacturers directions, and make sure they are placed in safe areas of the home,” Warner said.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration, the following tips will help your family have a safe and joyous holiday season:

Selecting a Tree for the Holiday:

Needles on real trees should be green and hard to pull back from the branches, and the needle should not break if the tree has been freshly cut. The trunk should be sticky to the touch. Old trees can be identified by bouncing the tree trunk on the ground. If many needles fall off, the tree has been cut too long, has probably dried out, and is a fire hazard.

Caring for Your Real Tree:

Do not place your tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace or heat vent. The heat will dry out the tree, causing it to be more easily ignited by heat, flame or sparks. Be careful not to drop or flick cigarette ashes near a tree. Do not put your live tree up too early or leave it up for longer than two weeks. Keep the tree stand filled with fresh water at all times.

Caring for Your Artificial Tree:

If you are using an artificial tree, make sure it is labeled flame retardant. As with a real Christmas tree, do not place your artificial tree near a flame or other heat source.

Disposing of Your Tree:

Never put tree branches or needles in a fireplace or wood-burning stove. When the tree becomes dry, discard it promptly. The best way to dispose of your tree is by taking it to a recycling center or having it hauled away by a community pick-up service.

Holiday Lights:

Maintain your holiday lights by closely inspecting them each year for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, broken or cracked sockets, and excessive kinking or wear before putting them up. Use only lighting listed by an approved testing laboratory.

Do not overload electrical outlets. Do not link more than three light strands, unless the directions indicate it is safe. Connect strings of lights to an extension cord before plugging the cord into the outlet. Make sure to periodically check the wires – they should not be warm to the touch. Do not leave holiday lights on unattended.

Holiday Decorations:

Use only nonflammable decorations. All decorations should be nonflammable or flame-retardant and placed away from heat vents.

Never put wrapping paper in a fireplace. It can result in a very large fire, throwing off dangerous sparks and embers and may result in a chimney fire.

Candle Care:

Avoid using lit candles. If you do use them, make sure they are in stable holders and place them where they cannot be easily knocked down. Never leave the house with candles burning. Never put lit candles on a tree. Do not go near a Christmas tree with an open flame – candles, lighters or matches.

Finally, as in every season, have working smoke alarms installed on every level of your home, test them monthly and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all times. Know when and how to call for help. And remember to practice your home escape plan.

For more information, visit

About ACTA:

The American Christmas Tree Association is a non-profit organization with a mission to help consumers make informed decisions about Christmas trees. For more information, visit

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CARiD Offers Its Customers a New Way of Shopping for Performance Parts

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(PRWEB) June 14, 2014

CARiD, a trusted online store supplying high quality auto spares all over the US, recently introduced a new way of shopping for performance parts. Its new section, dedicated exclusively to performance parts allows easier search and site navigation. Instead of filling in precise search criteria, such as detail serial number, CARiD customers will now have a chance of browsing the entire selection of performance parts items, including yet not limited to engine components, fuel systems, brakes and rotors, turbochargers, exhaust systems, car batteries, etc. The full selection of CARiD performance items can now be found at

While considering the way of optimizing user experience, CARiD came to a conclusion that online shopping lacks one feature compared to on-site purchases. In particular, most online stores offer their customers a chance to search for items based on the precise search criteria instead of allowing the potential clients to simply browse all available goods in a relevant section. With this thought in mind, CARiD united all of its performance parts into one category that now includes the wide choice of relevant items in one place.

In addition, this larger section is in its turn subdivided into smaller categories that include a variety of performance systems, namely: suspension, exhaust, ignition, fuel, and so on. The larger category also includes such minor sub-categories as air filters, racing seats, steering wheels, spoilers, body kits, and many more. In other words, CARiD has done everything possible to facilitate shopping experience and inspire its regular and prospective clients to make well-informed consumer choices. Plus, customers looking for a specific detail can make use of the older search system and shop for required goods by serial number, keyword, brand, make, car model, etc. Despite introducing innovations, CARiD still values tradition and is willing to save their customers time and effort.

Those clients who have already purchased at must be aware that this online store collaborates with the leading automotive and original equipment manufacturers, including Dorman, EBC, DBA, Hawk, Wilwood, Hawk, Belltech, Terraflex, Hellwig, and many more. The direct partnership with the trusted OE brands allows CARiD to explicitly account for the highest quality of its assorted goods and offer a warranty with every order. The list of new goods is regularly updated and more items from reliable international brands are added to the offered assortment on a regular basis.

About CARiD: CARiD is a nationwide trusted supplier of automotive details, including accessories, interior and exterior parts, performance parts, wheels and tires, etc. This online store was founded in New York in 2003, and within a year the company had to relocate to a more spacious warehouse in New Jersey. Until now, this facility remains the primary storage and distribution center of CARiD items. Among the main features of the company, automotive experts note the quality of supplied goods, the speed of delivery, and the wide assortment of supplied items.


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Top YouTube Advertising Services Rankings Named by for June 2014

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(PRWEB) June 07, 2014

The independent authority on paid search marketing vendors,, has named their recommendations of the 10 top YouTube advertising agencies in the paid search marketing industry for the month of June 2014. Each month the independent research team at evaluates the top performing YouTube advertising agencies and ranks them based on their performance during a rigorous analysis of their provided services. The recommendations are released at the start of each month to assist businesses in selecting an effective solution.

To view the rankings of the top YouTube advertising firms click here.

Each month the best YouTube advertising services are put through a meticulous evaluation process in order to determine which services produce the best services overall. The process involves an in-depth analysis of best performing companies in areas including reporting, brand management, demographic targeting, CPA minimization, and create effective ads. Client evaluations of competing YouTube advertising services are contacted in order to obtain their unique inputs and suggestions on the services they have used.

ABOUT is a purveyor of paid search information. The central ambition of is to uncover and name those individuals or agencies supplying best paid search solutions available. YouTube advertising agencies are put through a thorough investigation to ensure the ratings contain the absolute best agencies the paid search industry has to offer.

YouTube marketing companies interested in being evaluated can visit:

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Smart Packaging Comes To Market: Brand Enhancement with Electronics 2014-2024

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London (PRWEB) October 16, 2013

Electronics and electrics are already used in packaging, from winking rum bottles and talking pizza boxes to aerosols that emit electrically charged insecticide that chases the bug. Electronic medication packs record how much is taken and when and prompts the user. Reprogrammable phone decoration has arrived. But that is just a warm up. The key enabling technology – printed electronics – often used with other conventional electronics – can make new packaging and product features feasible. Consequently, many leading brand owners have recently put multidisciplinary teams onto the adoption of the new paper thin electronics on their high volume packaging. It will provide a host of consumer benefits and make competition look very tired indeed. This is mainly about modern merchandising – progressing way beyond static print – and dramatically better consumer propositions.

This report reveals the global demand for electronic smart packaging devices is currently at a tipping point and will grow rapidly to $ 1.45 billion within 10 years. The electronic packaging (e-packaging) market will remain primarily in consumer packaged goods (CPG) reaching 14.5 billion units that have electronic functionality within a decade.

E-packaging addresses the need for brands to reconnect with the customer or face oblivion from copying. That even applies to retailer own brands. It addresses the ageing population’s consequent need for disposable medical testers and drug delivery devices. Electronic packaging addresses the fact that one third of us have difficulty reading ever smaller instructions.

Main drivers of the rapid growth

The rapid growth will be driven by trials now being carried out by leading CPG companies and the rapid technical developments emanating for over 3000 organisations, half of them academic, that are currently working on printed and potentially printed electronics.

The six main factors driving the rapid growth of electronic smart packaging are:

-Ageing population

-Consumers are more demanding

-Consumers are more wealthy

-Changing lifestyles

-Tougher legislation

-Concern about crime and the new terrorism

There will also be growth from existing applications such as talking pizza boxes, winking logos on multipacks of biscuits and bottles of rum, compliance monitoring blisterpacks in drug trials, prompting plastic bottles of drugs that prompt the user, testers on batteries and reprogrammable decoration on mobile phones. However, IDTechEx’s projected adoption only represents a few percent of CPG packages being fitted with these devices in 2024.

There are still many challenges to be addressed, including creating sustainable e-packaging products rather than one-off projects. Cost and lack of integrators and complete product designers are current limitations.

All of these trends, including detailed ten year forecasts, are covered in this IDTechEx report “Smart Packaging Comes To Market: Brand Enhancement with Electronics 2014-2024″. The report reveals many ways in which brands can create a sharp increase in market share, customer satisfaction and profitability. It covers case studies of successes and failures and why.

To gain very high volume, and therefore lowest costs, by selling across all industries, basic hardware platforms such as the very low cost talking label must be developed. These are discussed. The detailed market forecasts, statistics for associated industries, pros and cons, technology choices and lessons of success and failure provide a lucid, compact analysis for the busy executive. There is much for both non-technical and technical readers.

Forecasts are given in terms of number of units and total market value for each of the following:

-Winking and decal refers to labels that wink an image on and off and reprogrammable decoration on mobile phones etc

-Scrolling and page turn refers to text and graphics accessed by scrolling or page turning

-Audio and timer refers to voice, music or alert sounds including those produced by timers or sensors

-Status refers to visible indication of status as with the tester on a battery case and an indication of how much is left in an aerosol can

-Other CPG

-EAS (electronic article surveillance)

-RFID drugs, postal, retail cases

-RFID retail primary packs/item level

-The impact of NFC on packaging

Who Should Buy

The report is vital for those operating in the following roles:

-Chief Executives

-Brand Managers

-Marketing and Business Planning Managers

-Packaging Executives

-Creative brand-facing media staff in fast moving consumer goods companies

-Printed and hybrid electronics device providers – materials, manufacturing, components, integrators

The report is important for printers, packaging converters, label makers, electronics companies and those supplying electronic inks, paper and film. It will inspire those interested in the technology, marketing, investment, legal, regulatory, environmental and other issues. There are over 40 profiles of developers and suppliers of this “e-packaging” technology.


1.1. Benchmarking validation of figures

1.2. Market sub sectors merge

1.2.1. EAS and RFID

1.2.2. NFC in Smart Packaging

1.3. Reasons for the slow start

1.3.1. Unbalanced supply chain

1.3.2. Many examples of e-packaging

1.3.3. Little market pull

1.3.4. Tipping point

1.3.5. P&G and printed electronics

1.3.6. Using more of the human senses and in a better way

1.3.7. Reusable electronic packaging

1.3.8. Major adoption is certain now

1.3.9. The forthcoming e-Label

1.3.10. Technology push

1.4. Market drivers

1.4.1. Two routes for e-packaging

1.4.2. Price sensitivity

1.4.3. Basic hardware platforms are essential to achieve volume

1.5. New components and creative design

1.5.1. New design paradigms

1.5.2. Electronic graphic design

1.5.3. Diageo needs

1.6. Emerging Technologies, Business Drivers and Insights

1.6.1. Displays

1.6.2. Power

1.6.3. Other components: Logic, sensors, conductive ink

1.7. Market Background


2.1. Types of packaging

2.1.1. Demographic timebomb

2.2. Why progress is now much faster

2.2.1. Using the nine human senses

2.2.2. AstraZeneca Diprivan chipless RFID

2.3. Why basic hardware platforms are essential

2.3.1. Argument for printing standard circuits

2.3.2. Touch and hearing

2.3.3. Smell

2.4. Why e-packaging has been slow to appear

2.4.1. Inadequate market research

2.4.2. Lack of market pull

2.4.3. Wrong priorities by developers – engineering led design

2.4.4. Inadequate cost reduction

2.4.5. Odd inventions not economy of scale/hardware platforms

2.4.6. Failure to solve technical problems

2.4.7. Legal constraints

2.4.8. Lessons from brand enhancement of cars using printed electronics


3.1. Safety

3.2. Security and reducing crime

3.3. Uniqueness/ product differentiation

3.4. Convenience

3.5. Leveraging the brand with extra functions, brand enhancement

3.6. Merchandising and increasing sales

3.6.1. Attracting attention

3.6.2. Rewards

3.7. Entertainment

3.7.1. Touchcode

3.8. Error Prevention

3.9. Environmental aspects of disposal

3.10. Environmental quality control within the package

3.11. Quality Assurance

3.12. Consumer feedback

3.13. Removing tedious procedures

3.14. Cost reduction, efficiency and automated data collection


4.1. Printed electronics products from Toppan Forms

4.2. Solar bags

4.3. Smart substrates

4.4. Transparent and invisible electronics

4.5. Tightly rollable electronics

4.5.1. Fault tolerant electronics

4.6. Stretchable and morphing electronics

4.7. Edible electronics

4.8. Electronics as art

4.9. Origami electronics

4.10. The package becomes the delivery mechanism

4.11. Electronic release, dispensing and consumer information


5.1. Winking image label

5.2. Talking label

5.3. Recording talking label

5.4. Scrolling text label

5.5. Timer

5.6. Self adjusting use by date

5.7. Other sensing electronics

5.8. Moving color picture label

5.9. Drug and cosmetic delivery system

5.10. Ultra low cost printed RFID/EAS label


6.1. Coming down market

6.2. T-Ink and all the senses


7.1. Examples of e-packaging and related uses with human interface

7.1.1. Printed electronics magazine cover – Blue Spark, NTERA, CalPoly, SiCal, Canvas and Ricoh

7.1.2. Printed electronic greeting cards – Tigerprint, PragmatIC, and Novalia

7.1.3. Cigarettes scrolling display – Kent

7.1.4. Talking pill compliance kit – MeadWestvaco

7.1.5. Monochrome reprogrammable phone decoration – Hitachi

7.1.6. Color reprogrammable phone decoration – Hewlett Packard and Kent Display

7.1.7. Rum winking segments – Coyopa

7.1.8. Talking pizza boxes – National Football League and Mangia Media

7.1.9. Batteries with integral battery tester – Duracell

7.1.10. Point of Sale Material – News Corporation and T-Ink

7.1.11. Place mats – McDonalds

7.1.12. Animation and sound – Westpoint Stevens

7.1.13. Board games become animated – Hasbro and Character Visions

7.1.14. Interactive tablecloth – Hallmark

7.1.15. Compliance monitoring blisterpack – National Institutes of Health/Fisher Scientific

7.1.16. Compliance monitoring blisterpack laminate – Novartis/Compliers Group/DCM

7.1.17. Smart blisterpack dispenser – Bang & Olufsen Medicom

7.1.18. Winking sign – ACREO

7.1.19. Compliance monitoring plastic bottle – Aardex

7.1.20. Talking medicine – CVS and other US pharmacies

7.1.21. Talking prizes – Coca-Cola

7.1.22. Beer package game – VTT Technology

7.1.23. Electronic cosmetic pack – Procter and Gamble

7.1.24. Cookie heater pack – T-Ink

7.1.25. Sata Airlines – Ynvisible

7.2. Examples of e-packaging without human interface

7.2.1. Time temperature label – Findus Bioett

7.2.2. Anti-theft – Wal-Mart/Tyco ADT

7.2.3. Time temperature recorders – Healthcare shippers/KSW Microtec

7.2.4. Fly seeking spray – Reckitt Benkiser

7.2.5. RFID for tracking – Tesco & Metro/Alien Technology

7.2.6. Blisterpack with electronic feedback buttons – Kuopio University Hospital

7.2.7. Trizivir – AstraZeneca

7.2.8. Oxycontin – Purdue Pharma

7.2.9. Viagra – Pfizer

7.2.10. Theft detection – Swedish Postal Service and Deutsche Post

7.2.11. Blood – Massachusetts General Hospital

7.2.12. Real time locating systems – Jackson Healthcare Hospitals/Awarepoint


8.1. Challenges of traditional components

8.2. Printed and potentially printed electronics

8.2.1. Successes so far

8.2.2. Materials employed

8.2.3. Printing technology employed

8.2.4. Multiple film then components printed on top of each other

8.3. Paper vs plastic substrates vs direct printing onto packaging

8.3.1. Paper vs plastic substrates

8.3.2. Electronic displays that can be printed on any surface

8.4. Transistors and memory inorganic

8.4.1. Nanosilicon ink

8.4.2. Zinc oxide based ink

8.5. Transistors and memory organic

8.6. Displays

8.6.1. Electrophoretic

8.6.2. Thermochromic

8.6.3. Electrochromic

8.6.4. Printed LCD

8.6.5. OLED

8.6.6. Electrowetting

8.7. Energy harvesting for packaging

8.7.1. Photovoltaics

8.7.2. Other

8.8. Batteries

8.8.1. Single use laminar batteries

8.8.2. Rechargeable laminar batteries

8.8.3. New shapes – laminar and flexible batteries

8.9. Transparent batteries and photovoltaics – NEC, Waseda University, AIST

8.10. Other important flexible components now available

8.10.1. Capacitors and supercapacitors

8.10.2. Applications for supercapacitors

8.10.3. Resistors

8.10.4. Conductive patterns for antennas, identification, keyboards etc.

8.10.5. Programming at manufacturer, purchaser or end user

8.11. New types of component – thin and flexible

8.11.1. Memristors

8.11.2. Metamaterials

8.11.3. Thin film lasers, supercabatteries, fuel cells


9.1. NFC background

9.1.1. 2010 Turning Point

9.1.2. The biggest but least used RFID network today

9.1.3. Beyond payments and transit

9.2. Key adoption factors

9.2.1. Technologies to address challenges

9.3. Conclusions: NFC in Packaging


10.1. ACREO, Sweden

10.2. BASF, Germany

10.3. Blue Spark Technologies, USA

10.4. Canatu, Finland

10.5. CapXX, Australia

10.6. Cymbet, USA

10.7. E-Ink

10.8. Enfucell, Finland

10.9. Excellatron, USA

10.10. Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems (ENAS), Germany

10.11. Front Edge Technology, USA

10.12. Holst Centre, Netherlands

10.13. Infinite Power Solutions USA

10.14. Infratab, USA

10.15. Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (A*Star), Singapore

10.16. ISORG, France

10.17. Kovio, USA

10.18. Massachusetts Institute of Technology USA

10.19. MWV, USA

10.20. NEC, Japan

10.21. New University of Lisbon, Portugal

10.22. Novalia, UK

10.23. Plastic Logic, UK

10.24. PolyIC, Germany

10.25. PragmatIC Printing, UK

10.26. Printechnologics, Germany

10.27. PST Sensor, South Africa

10.28. Solarmer, USA

10.29. Soligie, USA

10.30. Thin Film Electronics, Norway

10.31. T-Ink

10.32. VTT, Finland

11. MARKET FORECASTS 2014-2024

11.1. How printed electronics is being applied

11.2. Surprisingly poor progress with low cost electronics so far

11.3. Ultimate market potential

11.4. E-packaging market 2014-2024

11.5. Beyond brand enhancement

11.6. Printed electronics market

11.7. Battery market for small devices

11.8. Printed electronics needs new design rules

11.9. The emerging value chain is unbalanced

Read the full report:

Smart Packaging Comes To Market: Brand Enhancement with Electronics 2014-2024

For more information:

Sarah Smith

Research Advisor at


Tel: +44 208 816 85 48


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Meet Roger Craig in Person at Antiquities of CA on Pier 39

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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 20, 2014

Roger Craig was the 49th overall selection in the 1983 NFL Draft, taken in the second round from Nebraska, where he once held the record from longest run from scrimmage (94 yards, set during a 1981 game against Florida State University). In his rookie year in 1983, he scored a combined 12 touchdowns rushing and receiving, as the 49ers reached the NFC Championship game. Craig became well known in his rookie year for his distinctive high-knee running technique.

In Super Bowl XlX in January 1985, Craig rushed for 58 yards, catching seven passes for 77 yards. He became the first player ever to score three touchdown in a super Bowl during the 49ers 28-16 victory over the Miami Dolphins. Continuing through his career to win 3 Super Bowls with the 49ers.

Come meet Roger in person!

Please e-mail or call (415-421-8400) to place your order.

All online and phone orders must be received by Friday May 23rd, by 6pm PST.

**Must call by Friday May 23rdat 6pm PST to order: 415-421-8400**

Place An Order OR Bring Your Own Items To Be Signed!

$ 40 for your Flats (photos, magazines, newspapers, etc.)

$ 45 on your Mini-Helmet

$ 65 on your Footballs and Full-Size Helmets

$ 75 on your Jersey

$ 10 Personalization Fee (“To John”, “To Mary”, etc.)

$ 10 Inscription Fee (“3x SB Champ” etc.)amp”, etc): $ 10

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Golden Globe Winner Jennifer Lawrence Wears Jill Milan to Awards Ceremony Lead-ins

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SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) January 14, 2013

Luxury fashion brand Jill Milan, a provider of designer Italian handbags, today announced Golden Globe Awards winner Jennifer Lawrence carried Jill Milan evening bags to two events leading up to the January 13 awards ceremony. Ms. Lawrence, recipient of the Golden Globes Awards Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, carried Jill Milans Holland Park Clutch to the American Film Institute Awards Luncheon and carried the Art Deco Clutch to W Magazines Pre-Golden Globes party.

It was wonderful to see Jennifer recognized for her great performance, and we are so flattered that she carried our Holland Park and Art Deco clutches, said Jill Fraser, co-founder and CEO of Jill Milan. She looked great with both these bags.

Jill Milan has been the choice of a number of celebrities for recent red-carpet appearances. Actress Kerry Washington carried Jill Milans Holland Park clutch for Berlin and London premieres of her latest film Django Unchained. Anne Hathaway another 2013 Golden Globe winner carried Jill Milans Art Deco, 450 Sutter and Holland Park clutches for premieres of her new film Les Miserables, and last summer she carried Jill Milan to New York and London premieres of her film The Dark Knight Rises. Singer Carrie Underwood carried the Jill Milan Holland Park Clutch to the CMT Artists of the Year awards in December and in November attended the American Music Awards carrying the 450 Sutter Clutch. Actress Rachel Nichols carried the 450 Sutter to the premiere of her movie Alex Cross, and Isla Fisher, who will appear in the upcoming film “The Great Gatsby,” carried the Jill Milan Art Deco Clutch to the New York premiere of her film “Rise of the Guardians.

Jill Milan handbags have caught the attention of fashion media in recent months. W Magazine featured the Holland Park Clutch in its September issue and the 450 Sutter Clutch in its September trends supplement. W also highlighted the Art Deco Clutch in its April issues Most Wanted feature. The Zoe Report recently recognized the Newbury Street Portfolio for its ability to go from the office to cocktail hour. Wedding media publisher The Knot featured the Art Deco Clutch as part of a striking ensemble in its Winter 2012 Weddings Magazine.

The Holland Park Clutch is an elegant clutch for day or evening. It is entirely handmade by an Italian jeweler of metal and Italian faux leather, and the logo at the top of the clutch functions as the bags closure. The Holland Park Clutch is available in black & gold or black & silver. The Art Deco clutch is a rectangular, box-shaped metal clutch reminiscent of an early 20th Century cigarette case and is also entirely handmade by an Italian jeweler. Both these clutches and the rest of the Jill Milan collection are available online at

About Jill Milan

Jill Milan is a provider of luxury Italian handbags and fashion accessories. Made of exquisite materials, they are crafted in Italy by artisans who have created handbags and accessories for some of Europes best known fashion houses. All Jill Milan products are free of animal-derived materials and the company contributes to animal-welfare organizations. Visit Jill Milan on the Web at and follow Jill Milan on Facebook at

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E-cigarette Advertising Expenditures Tripled from 2011 to 2012, Study Finds

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Electronic cigarette advertising expenditures tripled in the United States from $ 6.4 million in 2011 to $ 18.3 million in 2012, according to a study by RTI International.

The study, published in the April issue of American Journal of Preventive Medicine, is the first to comprehensively estimate e-cigarette ad expenditures across media channels in the United States. Researchers analyzed data from leading media companies that systematically track ad expenditures for consumer products in magazines, TV, newspapers, radio and the Internet.

E-cigarette advertising expenditures are focusing heavily on national markets and TV ads, which will likely increase consumer awareness and use of e-cigarettes, said Annice Kim, Ph.D., senior social scientist at RTI and co-author of the study.

The study found e-cigarette ad expenditures were highest in magazines and TV and lowest in newspapers and on the Internet. The study found e-cigarette magazine ad expenditures increased from $ 1.4 million in 2011 to $ 10.8 million in 2012, while TV ad expenditures grew from $ 3.2 million to $ 5 million.

Previous research by RTI indicated that adult smokers are receptive to e-cigarette TV ads and report intention to try e-cigarettes after viewing the ads. This research suggests that the increase in e-cigarette ad expenditures, particularly TV ads, will increase the likelihood of awareness and use of e-cigarettes.

The study also found national markets were increasingly targeted; comprising 54.9 percent of e-cigarette ad buys in 2011 and increasing to 87 percent in 2012.

RTI researchers identified more than 80 unique advertised brands; however, blu eCigs, a leading e-cigarette company, accounted for 76.7 percent of all e-cigarette advertising expenditures in 2012.

Our results suggest that federal-level efforts are needed to track e-cigarette advertising, as the U.S. Federal Trade Commission does not currently require companies to report e-cigarette ad expenditures, Kim said. Tobacco companies are required to report their ad expenditures annually to the FTC, but there are no comparable reporting requirements for e-cigarette companies because e-cigarettes are not regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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New Labels join Thoroughly British’s Line-up of Independent British Designers

Posted by admin on May 19, 2014
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Norwich, UK (PRWEB UK) 29 April 2014

Thoroughly British launched in February 2014 with the aim to collect, promote and retail the finest independent British fashion and present a unified voice to support British designers manufacturing in Britain.

This exclusive online concept is created by Founding Director Linn Gustavsson, and is set to encompass the best design, quality, heritage and provenance from established and up-and-coming British designers. Founding Director Linn explains; I have been working in the manufacturing industry for the last few years, in particular, with manufacturing outsourcing. As a result, Ive seen the effects that our fast, cheap, throwaway fashion has on people and environment; I feel it is time we start appreciating the things we buy and celebrate the skill and craftsmanship that goes into making great quality fashion.

Thoroughly British showcases the talent and originality of home grown talent in a bid to encourage the growth of the Made In Britain label. Linn explains; Ive spent months looking for outlets for designers that manufacture in the UK, but it is surprisingly difficult. I hope that Thoroughly British serves as an outlet for this and gives the public a chance to explore how great British made products are and to discover new designers.

All products sold on Thoroughly British are designed and made in Britain and the origin of each product is clearly displayed to allow the customer to understand where and how the item is made and in the long run contribute to a more socially, economically and environmentally sustainable fashion industry.

The Thoroughly British team is always on the look-out for new designers that match our ethos for great design, quality and provenance to join our all-British lineup. The most recent additions to Thoroughly British include Daniella Draper, Lexie and Blonde+Ginger.

Daniella Draper creates unique hand-crafted silver jewellery from her Lincolnshire based studio. Daniellas eclectic designs include bangles, and charms with stamped quotes and have been worn by numerous celebrities including Kate Moss.

Lexie is the fashion forward British sportswear brand for women who are on-track and on-trend. Lexie’s latest collection ‘Blonde’ features eye catching prints and advanced technical details to perform perfectly on-track and look great off-track. All Lexies products are manufactured in Britain.

Blonde + Ginger is a unique women’s wear label offering high-quality, limited edition clothing with a contemporary, cool identity. In a world of mass production, Blonde + Ginger offers unique fashion made in Britain with carefully selected fabrics from specialist mills around Europe and UK.

Thoroughly British is set to grow further in the coming months by adding a mens section, showcasing the best British-made menswear and footwear.


Editors Notes:

Thoroughly British is a website specialising in British designs manufactured in Britain only. The website aims to encompass the originality and heritage of British design and support established and up-and-coming British fashion labels.

Designers on the website include:


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Elko Speedway 2014 Season Opener

Posted by admin on May 11, 2014
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Elko, MN (PRWEB) May 09, 2014

Racing returns to Elko on Saturday, May 10th, 2014. Come welcome in a great 2014 season at the NASCAR Opener. Elko Speedway welcomes in the racing season with all seven of its divisions, plus a special appearance from Terri Traen of 92 KQRS. Terri will be on the concourse for a meet and greet, handing out five dollar bills to anyone who stops and says hello. Throughout the racing opener we will see features from our Super Late Models, Big 8s, Thunder Cars, Power Stocks, Mini Stocks, Legends and Bandoleros. With drivers fresh on the track, race fans are sure to see some action.

This season Elko is bringing a wide variety of family fun, entertainment and NASCAR action. Elko’s entertainment has expanded to opening their very own Champions Drive-In Theater, bringing in an age old tradition and carrying the theme of automobiles and entertainment. Included in nights at the track will be several musical acts throughout the summer at Champions Event Centre. Bringing in acts like Lost Highway, GB Leighton, The Johnny Holm Band, The Rowdy Cowboy Show, Classic Rock Legends Head East and the always entertaining arena rock spectacle known as Hairball. One thing is certain, Elko is sure to wrap up its race nights with some good music and celebration. Along with a great concert selection the speedway will also bring you right to the edge of your seat with performances from Rolling Thunder, Mechanical Mischief, Heart Breaker, Flag Pole and Outhouse races, Justin Sayne Motor Sport Stunts, Megasaurous and Jet Car, Drifters, Timberworks Lumberjacks, Burnt Rubber Fire Show, Rescue Dogs, Fireworks Show, Green Mamba Jet Car, Figure 8 Trailer Races, Rich Weiber Bicycle Stunt Show, JJ Romans Motocross Stunts, plus getting the crowd involved with Spectator Drags and so much more. Each night Elko Speedway will have added entertainment for racing enthusiasts, great food and beverage and fans are sure to enjoy themselves at the premier racing facility in Minnesota and the Midwest.

This year many improvements have been made to the facility, including a brand new ticketing system where patrons won’t even need to leave their car to get their tickets. Elko Speedway has eliminated the use of its ticketing windows and has brought the ticketing experience right to the parking lot. Along with improvements to the parking lot they have also made the switch to accept credit cards throughout the whole track. No more fussing with the ATM when you want a beverage or a snack, all concessions, bar and souvenir stand now accept major credit cards. In its 49th year in business Elko Speedway hopes to bring the best entertainment yet, along with seamless and streamlined ticketing and vending. See you in 2014 drivers and fans for yet another great season at your home town race track and entertainment hub, Elko Speedway!

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