Miracle at Zakynthos, The Only Greek Jewish Community Saved In Its Entirety From Annihilation

An untold story of courage and compassion

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, December 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Wondrous tales of noble heroism and self-sacrifice have sometimes pierced the evil of the Holocaust, but few are more compelling than the heroism of the Greek Christians of Zakynthos. Led by their Bishop and Mayor, these ‘ordinary people’ hid their Jewish neighbors and saved them from certain death — a rarified example of humanity in the face of tyranny that will inspire for generations. Deno Seder has performed a great service to history by his riveting work and careful research.”

Rabbi Meyer H. May, Executive Director, Simon Wiesenthal Center

"Any student of World War II and the Holocaust– in fact, any student of history– should read this book. It is a testament to the human spirit and to the courage of two men who were willing to risk their own lives to save the Jewish community of the Greek island of Zakynthos. And they succeeded!"

Michael Dukakis, Former Governor of Massachusetts and candidate for president

“The fact that not a single Jew was deported from the island of Zakynthos stands as an anomaly in the tragic history of Jews under the Nazi regime. Miracle at Zakynthos uncovers a little-known story of World War II in compelling detail.”
Abraham H. Foxman, former National Director, Anti-Defamation League

“Thank you for your unique book, Miracle at Zakynthos. Zakynthos is one of the few places in the world that, due to the heartfelt dedication of Bishop Chrysostomos and Mayor Loucas Carrer, succeeded in saving all the island’s population from a terrible massacre. I was happy to read about this ray of light. I hope and pray that this book will become a beacon to humanity and inspire dedication to our fellow man.”
Rabbi David Lau, Chief Rabbi of Israel

"In this well-researched and documented collection of firsthand accounts and historical texts, we witness the great spiritual stature of our not-so-distant forebears. This book serves as a painful, albeit powerful reminder of the intrepid bravery shown by the hierarchs, priests and Greek people in the face of inhumane threats against their Jewish neighbors."
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew


For more information, visit www.ZakynthosBook.com

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DG Marketing & Design teams up with BMW

An Amazing start for such a young company.

ASHEVILLE, NC, UNITED STATES, December 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ —
DG Marketing & Design Offers Unique, Innovative Solutions for Any Marketing and Graphic Designs, BMW Is the Latest Satisfied Client.

{Asheville, NC ([12/29/16]) – Online presence has become compulsory for every business due to the ever-increasing prominence of the internet. Social networking, tweeting, blogging and other new innovations have transformed the concept of online marketing. And when it comes to providing quality marketing and graphic design services, DG Marketing & Design is at the top of the list. Recently, it has completed a satisfying work with BMW, leading it to attract new clients and produce an impressive return of investments.

Just recently, the team of experts had completed a project with BMW, which is focused on displaying the pride and innovation that goes in the construction of BMW. While they are not the first or last graphic design company to do the complex job, the client was very impressed and chances of working with the company for a second time might increase.

"The Project started as a simple design consultation, that become assisted, and then eventually the full weight of the work". BMW Associates worked alongside DG Marketing & Design over a period of 5 weeks hoping to find a perfect balance to the new design for its high-profile associates. "We were very pleased with what we created, The design itself shows every little detail that makes BMW that Brand that it is"

As a company of the future, DG Marketing & Design has always been dedicated to understanding, finding and providing award-winning marketing and graphic design solutions for the clients to make sure they will keep ahead in the industry and achieve long-term success. The expert team works together to offer hyper bundled solutions that any startups and striving companies need.

Ryan Delafuente Gonzalez
DG Marketing & Design
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BET The NEW EDITION Story Jan 24th 9PM ET


NEW YORK, NY, USA, December 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — New Edition laid the foundation for how modern-day boy bands look, feel, and sound. Boyz II Men, N’SYNC, The Backstreet Boys, and New Kids On The Block all took their cues from Ronnie DeVoe, Ralph Tresvant, Michael Bivins, Bobby Brown, Ricky Bell & Johnny Gill. After 30 years of breaking hearts on the record and from the stage, New Edition finally gets the biopic that their stellar tenure in entertainment so richly deserves. This epic three-part miniseries follows the group from their humble beginnings as kids in Boston to global mega-stardom – weathering the highs and lows of controversy, personnel changes, and the ultimate cost of fame.

The star-filled THE NEW EDITION STORY cast INCLUDES Bryshere Y. Gray Elijah Kelley, Luke James, Keith Powers, Algee Smith, Woody McClain, Dante Hoagland, Caleb McLaughlin, Jahi Winston, Myles Truitt and Tyler Williams as NEW EDITION along with La La Anthony, Yvette Nicole Brown, Monica Calhoun, Lisa Nicole Carson, Sandi McCree Wood Harris, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Duane Martin Tank and Bre-Z.Along with a stellar cast, THE NEW EDITION STORY includes a collective of award-winning producers and directors including iconic music powerhouses James “Jimmy Jam” Harris, Terry Lewis and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Executive Producer Jesse Collins and award-winning director Chris Robinson. THE NEW EDITION STORY will air as a six hour, three night event on January 24, 25, and 26, 2017 at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.

Three Part Breakdown of THE NEW EDITION STORY Miniseries: Part One (2 hours) premieres Tuesday, January 24th at 9 PM /ET/PT

The year is 1978. The city, Roxbury, MA, just outside of Boston. Eleven year old Bobby Brown convinces some friends (Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins, and Ralph Tresvant) to perform in local talent shows in an attempt to win money (and girls). Once the group is formed, they convince a hot local manager, Brooke Payne, to turn them into talent show winners. The boys are eventually discovered by music impresario, Maurice Starr, who signs them to a record deal. They add a fifth member, Ronnie DeVoe, and their debut song “Candy Girl” hits #1 on the charts. Gary Evans, a manager from NYC, promises them a better deal, bigger stardom, and more money. When the boys get a new deal with MCA Records in L.A., things get off to an inauspicious start when MCA president Jheryl Busby, underwhelmed by his new signing, pushes them to deliver a hit album or else.

Part Two (2 hours) premieres Wednesday, January 25th at 9 PM /ET/PT

It’s 1984, and New Edition is in L.A. recording their second album. Ralph, fully aware of the resentment from his bandmates, requests more parts for them to sing. The album is a huge hit; but Bobby’s behavior gets more erratic and outlandish while on the road. Eventually tensions erupt, and the group dynamic takes a pivotal change – the boys vote to kick Bobby out – and New Edition is never the same. Soon Ralph decides that he wants to go solo, leaving remaining members Ricky, Mike, and Ronnie stunned. Mike, the group’s de facto leader, adds R&B singer Johnny Gill to the group. Everything comes to an ugly head when the group meets to record their next album.

Part Three (2 hours) premieres Thursday, January 26th at 9 PM /ET/PT

New Edition’s “Heartbreak” tour is an incredible success and the group is soaring high. Bobby, who has his own hit album “Don’t Be Cruel”, starts off as their opening act. But he soon eclipses them, becoming one of the biggest stars in R&B music. By 1990, all the members have launched hugely successful solo careers – even though there’s tension bubbling under the surface between them. A few short years later when most of the guys are up to their ears in debt, they agree to do a reunion album and tour with all six members, including Bobby. This should be New Edition’s rebirth, but things immediately get off to a bad start. In the aftermath, all six members go their separate ways, trying to navigate life after N.E., leaving little hope to maintain the brotherhood they once shared.

THE NEW EDITION STORY is executive produced by Jesse Collins (Real Husbands of Hollywood) for JCE Films, a division of Jesse Collins Entertainment; directed by Chris Robinson (ATL) and co-produced by Brooke Payne, Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, Ronnie DeVoe, Johnny Gill, Ralph Tresvant and Bobby Brown.

For behind the scenes look at the making of the film, plus exclusive clips and photos from THE NEW EDITION STORY, log on to http://www.BET.com/shows/the-new-edition-story.html and join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #NewEditionBET.

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Custom Italian Travel Planning Agency Launches New Website

La Dolce Via Travel provides the highest quality custom-travel planning to Italy and has recently relaunched its website, ladolceviatravel.com.

OAK BROOK, ILLINOIS, USA, December 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — La Dolce Via Travel, a custom Italian travel agency based in Oak Brook, Illinois, relaunched their website earlier this month with a refresh of design, content and improved user experience. With the redevelopment of the new website, La Dolce Via Travel has positioned itself to reach new customers online and deliver a high quality web presence for the company’s customers.

“We’re pleased with the relaunch of our new website and we’re excited to bring a fresh product to our customers online,” said La Dolce Via Travel Founder Rosanne Zammuto Cofoid. “The new website is a major step forward to effectively brand ourselves online and deliver an enhanced user experience for our customers.”

La Dolce Via Travel spent several weeks fine-tuning the website content, photos and design, and is pleased with the end result. The new website captures the essence of real Italian life and culture, and is an outlet for current and potential customers to begin the Italian travel experience.

La Dolce Via Travel provides the highest quality custom-travel planning to Italy. With their in-depth knowledge of the country, strong relationships with their Italian colleagues, and dedication to its customers having a truly wonderfully memorable experience, La Dolce Via Travel creates special Italian trips.

To learn more about La Dolce Via Travel, visit its new website at ladolceviatravel.com.

For further details, please contact: Rosanne Zammuto Cofoid, Founder, La Dolce Via Travel, 630-887-8983, rosanne@ladolceviatravel.com.

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La Dolce Via Travel
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Legacy Society donors Michael, Darby, Braelyn and Brock Rumbaugh of Laurie A. Rumbaugh Family Foundation

Legacy Society donors Cheryl and Mark Montgomery

Legacy Society donors Dean and Raymer F. Maguire, III

Developing Character and Promoting Strong Social Skills to Children in Low-Income Communities

I am profoundly grateful for these donors. For many children, this gift will be the first book they will ever own.

— Loretta Neff, founder of the EW Foundation

PALM BEACH, FL, USA, December 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — EW Foundation Inc., a 501(3)(c) nonprofit, announced today that it recently secured $17,500 in additional sponsorships for its 3rd annual musical brunch, Books, Bellinis, and Bel Canto, to be held on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Club Colette in Palm Beach, Florida, with all net proceeds supporting EWF’s character education outreach programs to children in low-income communities.

Michael D. Rumbaugh of the Laurie A. Rumbaugh Family Foundation in Columbus, Ohio led the effort as a Legacy Society donor with a $7,500 Bambini sponsorship in honor of his late wife, Laurie, a mother of three and former teacher who lost her battle with breast cancer in 2015. Michael, along with children, Brock, Braelyn and Darby, will present their gift of story time with signed books to a Title I elementary in the Columbus, Ohio area in the spring.

Cheryl and Mark Montgomery of Winter Park, Florida continued the effort with their generous donation of $5,000 to become a Legacy Society donor and Bellini Reception sponsor in recognition of EWF’s achievements. A Title I elementary gift recipient in the greater Orlando area is currently being selected.

Rounding out the season of giving, Orlando residents, Dean and Raymer F. Maguire, III, also provided a Legacy Society donation of $5,000. For more than fifty years, four generations of the Maguire family have been passionately involved in philanthropic efforts related to education. Dean lovingly devotes her time each day to the education of our youth as a teacher for at-risk students in the Orlando public school system. She also serves as an EWF advisory board member.

“I am profoundly grateful for these donors”, commented Loretta Neff, founder of the EW Foundation. “Their support underscores the value of our programs, and helps drive our mission to provide successful outcomes for children with limited resources. For many children, this gift will be the first book they will ever own,” added Ms. Neff.

These extraordinary acts of generosity and support propel EWF toward reaching its goal of impacting over 10,000 children by the end of 2016. With seven (7) Title I schools on the wait list in states of Florida, New Jersey and Ohio, these funds provide much needed underwriting for story time author visits with signed copies for every child.

Since 2014, EWF has benefited over 8,900 children with their award winning character education programs and provided author visits and signed copies of their first book, Tame Your Manners, to nineteen (19) academies and schools and fourteen (14) charities.

Loretta Neff, Founder and Executive Director
EW Foundation
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Lifeline.Photo to Meet with Photographers at Imaging USA

New company to showcase new Studio Business Management product to photographers at national conference in San Antonio

“Enabling photographers to run a sustainable and viable business is the heart of our software, and Imaging USA is one of the best places to reach them.”

— Brent Watkins, Founder of Lifeline.Photo and 25 year studio owner

AKRON, OH, UNITED STATES, December 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Akron, OH – Lifeline announced today that it will exhibit at the Imaging USA Expo in San Antonio, Texas, January 8-10, 2017.

With more than 10,000 photographers descending upon the River Walk for Imaging USA, Lifeline viewed the convention as a can’t miss opportunity to get its new product in front of this large group of professionals.

Lifeline is a new Studio Business Management service that will help photographers establish "best practices" for business and help artists learn to focus on the important tasks and not just the "urgent" ones. Lifeline was created with the goal of helping photography entrepreneurs spend less time working IN their business and more time working ON their business.

Specializing in Studio Business Management, Lifeline sees the Imaging Expo as an excellent opportunity to get face-to-face with customers and show how they can make photographers’ lives better.

“Enabling photographers to run a sustainable and viable business is the heart of our software,” says Brent Watkins, one of the Founders of Lifeline and owner of Sylvart Studios (a 3rd Generation family portrait studio in Barberton, OH). “And Imaging USA is one of the best places to reach them.”

To get a first crack at great show specials and the chance to ask Lifeline’s specialists their questions, photographers can join them at the upcoming Imaging USA in January.

About Lifeline:
Lifeline is founded by Photographers and Software Developers EXCLUSIVELY for photographers who need a comprehensive studio management tool built for the way PHOTOGRAPHERS work.

Visit us at www.lifeline.photo

About Imaging USA:
Imaging USA is the longest running national photographic convention, expo and image exhibition in the United States, drawing thousands of professionals from around the world. Dating back to 1880, when it began as the annual convention and trade show for Professional Photographers of America (PPA, www.PPA.com), the event is always growing and evolving. Major components of Imaging USA are the three-day Imaging Expo trade show, several all-inclusive parties, and presentations by some of the biggest names in the photographic industry. Imaging USA's renowned educational classes are geared to improve a photographer's business skills, photographic repertoire, and use of technologies. For more information, visit www.ImagingUSA.org.

Brent Watkins
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Dean Caldwell, Americana Serial Short Story Writer From California Is Teaching Chinese Students To Read In English

Novelist and Americana Serial Short Story Writer Teaching Chinese Students To Read English

SHANGHAI, CHINA, December 28, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — SHANGHAI, CHINA – December 28, 2016/EIN Presswire.com/—Dean Caldwell, novelist of "Alabama, A Haven for Love," "Alaska, Love Found Under the Stars," "Arizona, An Adventure of Love" and 50 U.S. States serial Americana short story writer of "Alabama," "Alaska," "Arizona," "Arkansas," "California," "Colorado," "Connecticut," "Delaware," "Florida," "Georgia," "Hawaii," "Idaho," "Illinois," "Indiana," "Iowa," "Kansas," and "Kentucky" is helping to indirectly teach the approximate 210 million Chinese public school students to read in English.

"Chinese students are naturally smart and are also quick learners of the English language," said Dean Caldwell. "They love to learn everything that they can about our wonderful North American culture in our 50 United States. And reading my 50 English language serial Americana short stories just helps them to learn it even faster while being happily entertained at the same time."

Amazon.com markets exclusively all of Dean Caldwell's present and future Americana short stories through Amazon's "Kindle Edition(s)" service. If intelligent readers worldwide already have Amazon.com's "PRIME" service, then they also have unlimited access to read all of Dean Caldwell's exciting short stories for "free." Otherwise, for a nominal investment equal to that of $1.oo United States dollar in their own particular country's currency, sophisticated short story lovers in 14 nations will have it instantly auto-delivered wirelessly to their computers or tablets.

Dean Caldwell's amazing Americana short stories can be quickly and easily ordered right now on:
Amazon.com (AUSTRALIA);
Amazon.com (BRAZIL);
Amazon.com (CANADA);
Amazon.com (CHINA);
Amazon.com (FRANCE);
Amazon.com (GERMANY);
Amazon.com (INDIA);
Amazon.com (ITALY);
Amazon.com (JAPAN);
Amazon.com (MEXICO);
Amazon.com (NETHERLANDS);
Amazon.com (UNITED KINGDOM);
Amazon.com (UNITED STATES); and
Amazon.com (SPAIN).

Dean Caldwell is also available to speak worldwide at conventions, at workshops, on (satellite) radio talk shows, and on T.V. (talk) shows. One can contact his office at: P.O. Box 593; Rancho Cucamonga, California; 91729; U.S.A.; + 1-(909)-285-8711.

Sarah Goldberg
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PBS Newshour Features Gene Luen Yang, Reading Advocate

Reading Without Walls

Major Interview with the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

NEW YORK, NY, USA, December 28, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — A long-awaited interview with Gene Luen Yang, the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, aired on the PBS Newshour right before the holidays on December 22.

You can view the full clip here, in which Gene talks about his vision for Reading Without Walls, a concept he’s developed to encourage children and teens to read a book that’s a window into other lives and cultures, not a mirror of their own. Yang is also an advocate for the enjoyment of graphic novels and the learning of computer coding skills by young people.

Gene Yang is in his second year as the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, a program sponsored by the Library of Congress and Every Child a Reader. A national Reading Without Walls Challenge will be offered across America in April 2017.

To learn more about Gene, visit his site http://geneyang.com/

Learn more about the National Ambassador program and the vital role of the Library of Congress. http://www.read.gov/cfb/ambassador/

Every Child a Reader is a literacy organization that runs popular national programs including the Children’s and Teen Choice Book Awards, Children’s Book Week (May 1-7, 2017), and the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Every Child a Reader is a 501(c)(3) charity funded by individual and corporate donations and by the support of The Children’s Book Council.

Carl Lennertz
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Paw Adventure Book Leads to Changing Lives

Karen Nicksich

Paw Adventure Book Leads to Changing Lives

RICHLAND, WASHINGTON, USA, December 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Celebrated pet author Karen Nicksich's book Time of My Life, chronicles a story of Anna and her pet dog Dante, who struggled from bone cancer and how his existence become a heartfelt inspiration to pet lovers, who also have to deal with losing a pet and terrible grief.

The book is highly inspired by the author's real-life memories of her Golden Retriever named "Max". The paw adventure also punctuates on rescuing dog and how every pet deserves a loving home as inspired by the author's drive to rescue dogs from the streets and nurture it with love and care, a move Nicksich had been doing for the last 35 years.

The book also tells the story of the other farm animals at the Lilac Doggie Rescue Ranch and how Dante's death hurt as much as that of a family member. It details how to bounce back from the loss and how the grief can strengthen anyone who is at loss with the death of their pets that they have grown to love like family.

Time of My Life is a survival-guide book to pet lovers who have to deal with the same fate as Anna and Nicksich. It will open the reader's eyes to mourning and the time for moving on. The story is told through the wisdom and love of angels, a Wise Old Tree, and the many animals living at the ranch.

With the aim to help her readers understand the reality and pain of loss, Nicksich book is highly recommended for anyone who has lost a companion animal and to help readers including children better understand the passing of a pet. The book will also give inspiration to pet lovers and readers to be relentless in loving one's pet unconditionally as well as to reinvest in other potential activities while nursing a broken heart, which may involve getting another dog.

About The Author:

Karen Nicksich was a teacher for almost thirty-five years. She attended college in Colorado and holds a gifted and talented education endorsement. She grew up in Upstate New York. Currently, Karen is living in Richland, Washington, with her husband John; son, William; daughter, Rachel; and their two dogs, Max and Otis. Karen enjoys riding horses, bird watching, traveling, and rescuing dogs.

Product Details:

Book: The Time of My Life
Author: Karen Nicksich
Website: www.pet-angelreader.com
City/State: Richland, Washington
Book copies are available at: www.pet-angelreader.com

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BluePay Subsidiary Billhighway Receives Notable Recognitions for Human Resource Practices

BluePay is proud to announce its subsidiary, Billhighway, has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For In the Nation for 2016.

NAPERVILLE, IL, USA, December 27, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — BluePay, an award-winning payment technology company, is proud to announce its subsidiary, Billhighway, has been named one of the 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For In the Nation for 2016. This is the company's fifth national win. Earlier this year, Billhighway was recognized as one of Metro Detroit's 101 Best and Brightest Companies To Work For.

The competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their employee enrichment and human resource practices. Billhighway was evaluated on various company aspects including compensation and benefits, employee education and development, and recruitment to name a few.

From career development programs, to wellness activities, to volunteering opportunities, Billhighway, continues to provide an environment that helps employees maintain a healthy work-life balance, while giving them opportunities to grow professionally and find success.

This honor would not be possible if not for the hard work and dedication of Billhighway's Director of Team Member Success, Brenda Gallick. In November, Gallick was presented the coveted 2016 Michigan HR Executive of the Year award by the American Society of Employers (ASE), one of the nation's oldest and largest employer associations.

Nominees were evaluated on their commitment to the HR profession, success in past and current positions, as well as their impact on the lives of others. In order to be nominated, individuals must have at least 10 years of HR management experience, demonstrate leadership in the HR profession, and apply professional experience both inside and outside of their organization. A selection committee comprised of ASE board members, in addition to past award recipients reviewed and selected all award winners.

Gallick uses innovative human resources practices to challenge traditional workplace standards and build a strong team culture. She embodies the belief that a company must focus on what is important to their team members in order to succeed. Some of her recent initiatives include introducing new policies, such as Family Flex Time and summer Fridays. She even implemented an anonymous suggestion box so team members feel at ease asking questions, expressing concerns, or offering ideas for improvements. She also spearheaded creative career development initiatives, such as establishing internal certification programs, the Billhighway Academy to train up-and-coming developers, as well as a mentor program to help team members develop skills for new roles.

Tom Bomberski, Billhighway's Executive VP of Finance & Accounting, commented, "Brenda has shown incredible commitment to our team members and has helped us build a high-performing culture at Billhighway. Brenda takes the time to truly understand our team members and works hard to find the right mix of supporting programs to help them be successful and enjoy coming to work each day."

About BluePay: BluePay is a leading provider of technology-enabled payment processing for merchants and suppliers of any size in the United States and Canada. Through physical POS, online, and mobile interfaces, as well as CRM and ERP software integrations, BluePay processes business-to-consumer and business-to-business payments while providing real-time settlement, reporting, and reconciliation, along with robust security features such as tokenization and point-to-point encryption. BluePay is headquartered in Naperville, Illinois, with offices in Chicago, Maryland, New York, and Toronto. For more information, visit www.bluepay.com.

About Billhighway: Got chapters? We've got solutions. Billhighway provides software for chapter-based organizations to streamline and optimize dues and other member payments. We specialize in facilitating, tracking and reporting unique payment situations for organizations with chapters, including seamlessly splitting individual payments between chapters and parent organizations – no matter how complex. Clients benefit from increased revenue, financial visibility and accuracy.

Jennifer Seebock
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