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Valerie Gotten

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ABOUT THE EDITOR: Valerie Gotten (aka Valerie G) is an abstract painter, former movie stand-in, and volunteers for "green events" to help raise awareness about global warming, and help preserve California's wilderness and natural beauty.

OLD BRIDGE, N.J., Jan. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- It seems nearly everyone has a 'New Year's resolution,' but statistics indicate that less than a quarter of these resolutions are kept. Creating personal change takes effort, and support. The Y of Western Monmouth County invites the community to come in on January 10 to use their facilities in Freehold and Old Bridge for the day and see all the Y has to offer.

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 30, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mortgage fulfillment outsource services expert Titan Lenders Corp. (Titan) announced it will exit its retail general fulfillment service offering, which includes contract underwriting, closing, funding and post-closing for retail mortgage lenders, effective Jan. 31.

CHICAGO, Ill., Dec. 22, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- As seen for 16 years on numerous media including the 'Today Show' and 'The View' with a 72 percent overall accuracy to date, for the 17th straight year mentalist/futurist/author SIDNEY FRIEDMAN releases his annual predictions covering the Oscars, the economy, weather, celebrities and more.

MIAMI, Fla., Dec. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The inventor of the selfie stick for smartphones and GoPro cameras, Wayne Fromm, is setting the record straight and is furious at all the misreporting of the invention's origin. It was named invention of the year by TIME magazine, as if it was an anonymous invention, and is touted as an Asian invention in other press reports including the New York Post.

SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 19, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Leawo partners with the largest and most popular online platform CNET for trusted, safe, and secure software, mobile applications, and game downloads. CNET officially debuted upgraded Leawo Video Converter Ultimate on Thursday which now includes 2 new Blu-ray solutions for digital media fans: Blu-ray Ripper and Blu-ray Creator.

TROY, Mich., Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation's largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it launched a product which offers conventional financing on up to 97 percent loan to value (LTV).

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The SUDC Foundation celebrates the legislation signed into law today by President Obama which is deeply personal to all those who have lost a child to Stillbirth, Sudden Infant Death or Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). 'This is the best Christmas gift ever,' said Laura Crandall to President Obama at the bill signing today in the White House.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Think Through Learning, authors of the award-winning Think Through Math (TTM), a web-based math instructional system for grades 3 through Algebra 1, announced today the winner of its 1st Annual Utah Math Cup. Mr. Nash's 6th-grade class from Endeavour Elementary School in the Davis School District has been named the 2014 Utah Math Cup Champion for solving 39,170 math problems and spending 523 hours on the program in just 33 days.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Software, a leader in data backup and protection, today announces the release of EaseUS Todo Backup 8.0, a complete data backup and recovery solution with faster speed and files exclusion function.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- R2Net - JamesAllen.com, one of the two largest diamond and bridal jewelry e-commerce platforms in the U.S. announced today that is has secured $25 Million in growth funding from Israel Growth Partners (IGP).

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Dec. 18, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- For 100 of the past 101 Christmases Ruth Ebbs has celebrated, she's found herself at home surrounded by family and friends. However, after breaking her hip in a fall, she spent last year's holiday season in a nursing home, fervently wishing she was marking the occasion at home. Now, thanks to the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc., Ruth became one of the increasing numbers of older adults who are reclaiming their ability to live independently at home.

SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'After a storm hits your area with high winds, rain, ice, or snow, it's important to check your roof for possible damage. Catching a problem early, before it gets worse and more costly to fix, is a priority for homeowners,' said roofing expert Aaron Zarling, the manager of Eco Roof Service in Seattle.

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Think Through Learning, authors of the award-winning Think Through Math (TTM), a web-based math instructional system for grades 3 through Geometry, announced today the winner of its 6th Annual Idaho Math Cup. A 5th grade classroom from Twin Lakes Elementary School in the Lakeland School District has been named the 2014 Idaho Math Cup Champion for solving more than 2.9 million complex math problems - more than any other participating class in just 33 days.

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 17, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The family of a former Navy shipfitter who died earlier this year of mesothelioma received a verdict of $20 million against a manufacturer of boilers that were insulated with asbestos, the law firm of Weitz and Luxenberg today announced. (Press Release)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Six months ago, Hungry, an online food-delivery portal connecting over 800 restaurants, started accepting Bitcoin payments using Coinify. After customers began asking about paying with Bitcoin, Hungry saw an opportunity to attract extra business. They chose Coinify Bitcoin payments because of their fraud-free, zero-chargeback alternative, and because Coinify enables them to receive Bitcoin payments directly to their bank account in local currency. (Press Release)

LANSDALE, Pa., Dec. 16, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Global DMS, a leading provider of Web-based compliant valuation management software, announced that the Philadelphia Business Journal (PBJ) presented its vice president of marketing, Jody Collup, with the highly regarded Women of Distinction award. (Press Release)

ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TekStream Solutions, an Oracle Gold Partner, is excited to announce the first Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution for Oracle WebCenter. The engineered solution was introduced to public last week through a national webinar and is currently being implemented at several organizations. (Press Release)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 12, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- North Capital Investment Technology has released TransactAPI 2.0, the first comprehensive transaction platform for funding portals, broker-dealers and private issuers. (Press Release)

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 11, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Spodak Dental Group is now open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is accepting current and future patients who are interested in routine, preventative and emergency dental care. (Press Release)

ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The 1886 Victorian mansion of famed hat maker John B. Stetson is now open for its Christmas Spectacular! tours through January 15, 2015. Named 'Florida's most popular attraction' by Trip Advisor, the Mansion's Christmas decorations are considered the most lavish display inside any private Florida home. (Press Release)

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 10, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- If you're 50-plus, Denise Gott has some holiday advice for you. 'Consider giving yourself the gift of long-term care insurance,' she says. 'It just might lift your spirits during the gift-giving season.' Gott is CEO of ACSIA Partners, a leader in long-term care planning. (Press Release)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Dec. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, announced that Pacific Union Financial, LLC signed with the company to implement its multi-channel, 100 percent browser-based LOS platform, LenderAssist(TM). The comprehensive solution will automate Pacific Union Financial's wholesale lending functions from start to finish and establish complete data control and visibility over processes. (Press Release)

TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Thomas S. Perrino, AIA, LEEDap, a principal at Spiezle Architectural Group, Inc., has been appointed to the new position of managing principal. Perrino will have operational oversight in expanding the firm's markets, geography, and client base. In conjunction with his new responsibilities, he will continue to support the higher education and corporate/commercial markets. (Press Release)

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- EaseUS Software, a global leading data backup, data recovery and storage management solutions provider, today released its newly-updated iOS data recovery software, EaseUS MobiSaver 5.0. The latest iPhone data recovery program comes with a series of new features. The most highlighted feature is that it offers users a new data recovery option: recover data from iCloud, and better support for iOS 8 devices. (Press Release)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and RED BANK, N.J., Dec. 9, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mirabella's Miracle announces the launch of the charity by Max Petruzzi, 15 years old of Charlotte, N.C. Even at his young age, Max Petruzzi has led a very impactful and productive life. He is ranked in the top ten students of his class of over 300 students, a devoted rower and lacrosse player and just a fortunate kid who has a bunch of great friends at a great school, living in a great town. (Press Release)

TIPP CITY, Ohio, Dec. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Rittman Exempted Village School District expects to save at least $15,000 on utility and related maintenance costs annually by partnering with Energy Optimizers, USA, to improve energy efficiency at its Board of Education building. (Press Release)

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Dec. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- This holiday season, give the gift of a healthy, straight smile and receive $1,000 off the cost of Invisalign(R) treatment. Invisalign(R) takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created personally for each patient. Spodak Dental Group is an Elite Invisalign(R) Provider, placing the company in the top 5 percent of providers worldwide. (Press Release)

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., Dec. 8, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- JAF Industries recently launched a new and much anticipated entertainment chili product - Gold Strike Chili - a blend of premium ingredients that glistens like gold. 'What makes our chili so different is not only the story behind the recipe, but its granular consistency which gives it a sparkly gold sheen when the light hits it,' Ken Brown, president, JAF Industries, says. 'It's not only delicious, but beautiful too.' (Press Release)

SINGAPORE, Dec. 5, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mamiboys, an International performing indie band on the M-Boyz Recordz label, has recorded a new single, which by all intent is a jab on Taylor Swift's music career and personal love life. Although the indie band does not explicitly mention Taylor Swift by name, there are insinuations in the Mamiboys' 'Not Another Breakup Sh*t' that cannot be ignored, according to the band. (Press Release)

DURANGO, Colo., Dec. 4, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Insight Research projects that the aggregate market for a key group of data services will grow two to three times the rate for basic transport services, representing more than a $160 billion opportunity for carriers over the next five years. With many voice and legacy data services declining, these high growth areas targeted to U.S. businesses include business broadband, IP VPNs, Ethernet, IP applications in the cloud, and hosting services. (Press Release)

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'After six years in Congress, I am overwhelmed with the bill's passage,' said Laura Crandall, SUDC Foundation President and mother of Maria who died inexplicably at the age of 15 months. 'This legislation marks the first time our federal government even recognizes the existence of sudden unexplained deaths of children after their first birthday. I am proud of our government today.' (Press Release)

SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Seattle Bash, a leading event production company in the Puget Sound area, today announced the INDULGENCE New Year's Eve Bash would continue the long tradition of being held at the EMP Museum in downtown Seattle, December 31, 2014. (Press Release)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- North Capital Investment Technology has closed its seed funding round of $1 million, attracting support from major institutional investors including JFO, Karlani Capital and Green Visor Capital. (Press Release)

ADDISON, Texas, Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Mid America Mortgage, Inc. (Mid America) owner and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bode, and Houston-based Affinity Lending Solutions, LLC (Affinity), president and Chief Executive Officer Scott R. Valby, today announced their intention to integrate Affinity's production operations and branch network into Mid America's mortgage platform. (Press Release)

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Arlene Mathews, registered nurse and owner of Care Dynamics, Inc., not only learned from a near car accident, but took it to the next level and launched a new product - the 'Automotive Tissue Valet.' The Automotive Tissue Valet holds a standard-to-large sized box of tissues and can be placed within easy reach of the driver or passengers. (Press Release)

BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 3, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- TeamSnap, used by 7 million people around the world to coordinate their sports and other ongoing group activities, today announced it has completed the acquisition of HomeTeam, a mobile app used to organize team rosters, schedules and contacts, developed by Silicon Valley's Crescent Computing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. (Press Release)

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Noted abstraction fine artist Cindy Walton has been chosen as one of 40 artists from the last 10 years chosen to show selected works at Winter Show 2014, a well-respected exhibition in North Carolina. The show opens with an exclusive 'First Choice' art credit event on Wednesday, Dec. 3; a 'Collector's Choice' ticketed fundraising event on Saturday, Dec. 6; and a free public offering on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2-5 p.m. (Press Release)

DAYTON, Ohio, Dec. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Varicose to Perfect, state of the art vein treatment centers with offices in Springboro and Dayton, Ohio, have been granted accreditation in Superficial Venous Treatment and Management by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC). (Press Release)

TROY, Mich., Dec. 2, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- United Wholesale Mortgage (UWM), one of the nation's largest and fastest growing wholesale lenders, announced that it rolled out a new product called Investor Edge, which is designed specifically for borrowers that are looking to purchase or refinance non-owner occupied investment properties. (Press Release)

WASHINGTON, D.C., Dec. 1, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Families Empowering Families at Community Connections, is pleased to announce it is one of 10 recipients for 2014 of Neotrope's annual J.L. Simmons Non-Profit PR Grant award. With this commitment, Neotrope(R) will provide public relations and cause-marketing support to Families Empowering Families over the next year to raise awareness around its programs and accomplishments. (Press Release)