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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, June 26, 2015 ) Providence, RI -- About 30 employees donned bright green tee-shirts and patrolled the sidewalks and streets to clean the debris and litter gathered there over the winter months.

    "We believe in making a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work,” said Rob Levine. “Our employees regularly support the area businesses, and we wanted to do something for the residents as well.” A video was created to capture the event, and can be seen on the firm’s Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CTcK4FRRk0&feature=youtu.be

    Employees were treated to food and beverages from fellow Providence Chamber member businesses after the Clean-Up. Many thanks to Narragansett Beer and Pizzeria Uno Providence for the delicious refreshments!
    About Rob Levine & Associates

    Rob Levine & Associates specializes in Personal Injury throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability throughout the country. As “The Heavy Hitter” Rob Levine not only works hard on your case, but also believes in making a positive impact in the communities he serves. Through internal resources, education and volunteerism, Rob Levine & Associates strives to help prevent accidents, as well as raise awareness around the needs of our elderly and returning veterans. For more information visit www.roblevine.com , call 401.529.1222 or toll free at 888-533-7507.

    For more information, call Tuni Schartner, 401.996.7822 or email tuni@trsstrategies.com.



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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 08, 2015 ) "Spreading peace and feeding people" are the foundational teachings of the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, peace be upon him and this was clearly in evidence on a glorious sunny day in Birmingham city centre.

    Dates which Muslims use to break their fasts were given out in specially made gift boxes along with the message "Shall I tell you an action that is better than Prayer, Fasting and Charity? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind".

    Once again facing the challenges of extremists hijacking the Muslim faith with the barbarous cold blooded murder of innocent lives this week, the team spokesperson clearly felt the need of such initiatives is paramount in current times.

    She continued by saying " Islam teaches us to spread peace and to keep good relations with everyone, all we are doing today is trying to live that message in the streets of Birmingham".

    The initiative was launched as part of a much wider campaign of 'one to one' public engagement and portrayal of the true message of Islam. Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust continue to lead and support such initiatives and recognise the need for such efforts both nationally and internationally.

    A inaugural conference on such activities was recently held and a date to give was the first of many initiatives which will come to fruition over the coming months.

    Against all the odds with the perceived extremists hijacking of the religion of Islam, the team remain highly motivated to continue to spread the true Prophetic teaching of peace and love.

    ENDS
    As-Siraat, part of Hazrat Sultan Bahu Trust is a Birmingham based organisation which is a three-dimensional out-reach project. The organisation aims to educate, revive and inspire people. This is achieved through educational seminars, publications and spiritual retreats to promote the true message of Islam by making hearts blossom.


    Mohammed Amar
    01214404096
    info@as-siraat.org.uk

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    Helen Hensel's £1Million Charity Climb - Introduction Video



    Helen's Pictures from the Climb
    (EMAILWIRE.COM, July 15, 2015 ) Manchester, UK -- Helen Hensel, a mother from New Mills, recently took part as one of 260 participants in the Deloitte Charity Challenge for charity to benefit Alzheimer's Society, Prostate Cancer UK, and Mind. Helen's challenge was to climb the highest mountain in mainland Spain (Mulhacén, in the Sierra Nevada)

    Before the trip last month, Helen was quoted as saying : "I am incredibly excited to be taking part in such an amazing challenge, being motivated to get fit and conquer mainland Spain's highest mountain whilst raising money for three worthwhile charities at the same time. All three charities mean a lot to me for personal reasons and knowing that I can help them has been a great motivating force in my training plan."

    Mulhacén, in the Sierra Nevada is one of the more difficult climbing challenges in the world. It rises to 3478.6 meters (11,413 feet) and it is the highest peak in Europe outside the Alps and the Caucasus Mountains.

    The other three challenges are scaling Kilimanjaro in Africa, climbing Cotopaxi, Ecuador, and trekking up Mount Kinabalu in Borneo. That's four different climbing challenges in four different continents.

    "The last time I exercised properly was four years ago so this challenge has inspired me to start running, swimming and hiking again," admits Helen. "Having a local mountain--Kinder Scout--at the end of my road has been very helpful to get some practice hikes in before my Spanish mountain challenge!"
    The other climbs are challenging as well. Mount Kinabalu is the highest mountain in Malaysia and the Malay Archipelago. Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa at 5,895 meters (19,341 feet). Cotopaxi is a volcano that's 5,897 meters (19,347 feet) high, and it has erupted more than 50 times in the last 300 years.

    Helen's husband, local photographer Tim Hensel, is doing his part as well with his photography skills. Tim Hensel Photography is running a special offer in support of Helen's fundraising activities.
    Customers have been offered a family photo shoot with the addition of two 8×6 prints for only £20. That entire fee will be donated to the three charities. Any additional order for pictures from the shoot will also add another 20% of the fees for the charities as well.

    Helens target is to raise £1,000.00 in donations. Potential donors can just visit the fundraising web page of Helen to send in their donations. The ultimate goal is to help raise £1 million for charity.
    "I have never done anything like this before but fortunately trying to raise money for the three charities--Alzheimer's Society, Mind, and Prostate Cancer UK - is a huge motivating force," confesses Helen. "The monies raised will help people in so many ways who are supported by these charities, which are especially deserving as they are often forgotten compared to other bigger charities."

    About Tim Hensel Photography:
    To find out more about the fundraising of the Hensels please visit Helen's fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/Helen-Hensel/.

    The website of Tim Hensel Photography is at http:/www.timhenselphotography.com, while the specific blog post regarding the special offer for charity can be found athttp://www.timhenselphotography.com/special-offer-for-charity-family-portrait-photography/.


    Tim Hensel
    0161 870 6143
    tim@timhenselphotography.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, August 15, 2015 ) Johannesburg -- According to the public relations officer of Dance Culture people should not undermine going for dance lessons. He comments, "People have a tendency of not taking chances and some have a fear or dread going to dancing classes. But many individuals who have taken part in our dancing lessons testify to having drawn positive outputs.

    The founder and creative director of Dance Culture Studios Quintus Jansen is South Africa's most innovative choreographer and highest qualified adjudicator. He has an eye for detail and is known for his choreography style that is artistic and entertaining. Quintus began his career at the age of 6."

    He continues. "Because of his passion, self-disciplined nature and innate talent he managed to win many dance titles. For instance the Lorraine Trophy for the most promising young dancer at the Rumba in the Jungle. Quintus continued to win various South African Championship Titles in Ballroom and Latin. He represented South Africa at the World Championships and other competitions abroad.

    He spent the majority of his time in Europe and further developed his passion for dance by attending dance classes in Hip Hop, Show Dance, Adagio, Ballet and Contemporary. Quintus got the opportunity to work with dance legends such as Debbie Rakusin, Ivan Memerty, Harry Sideropoulos among other well-known industry greats."

    He noted, "In 2008 he took part in Strictly Come Dancing Season 3 and got to the finals with his partner Candice Moodley. He currently runs the most prestigious dance studio. Corporate clients that he has worked with include Standard Bank, SABC, Nike, Bidvest, SASOL and Mnet.

    He also has worked on popular television shows such as Strictly Come Dancing Seasons 4, 5, So You Think You Can Dance SA and Dans Dans Dans as well as Dance To be Wild. Quintus is the founder of Creative Culture Productions of which Dance Culture is a division. His main goal is to help raise the standards of dance in South Africa.

    He is a respected dance coach and choreographer and offers dance training to some of the best dancers in South Africa." The public relations officer of Dance Culture mentioned that Quintus Jansen is proof that one can reap benefits from going to dance classes and pursuing dance as a career.

    He concludes, "Dancing classes are essential when it comes to dancing. Even the greatest dancers have gone for some dance lessons. Quintus is an inspirational figure and an example that one can reach greater heights. Even if you have a natural talent, it's important to go for dance classes to refine, perfect your skills. "

    Dance culture offers a studio facility for choreography. Ballet, Latin, contemporary, ballroom, salsa, sokkie and adult hip hop dance classes in Johannesburg. Lessons are available for all ages, children, teenagers and adults. For more information visit http://www.danceculture.co.za/


    About Dance Culture Studios:
    Dance Culture Studios provides the best dancing infrastructure and training. All coaches are part of a continuous dance education programme and are trained by Quintus, South Africa's highest qualified dance coach and adjudicator. Quintus is IDTA, SADTA and SADF qualified.



    Quintus Jansen
    011 782 0027
    info@danceculture.co.za

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, August 17, 2015 ) Johannesburg -- According to the information officer of the Compliance Institution of Southern Africa, a regulatory compliance body is important because it makes sure that rules are adhered to either by law, standard or policy set.

    He comments, "There are many regulations that organisations must adopt and follow hence compliance controls are necessary. Every organisation should have a regulatory compliance function and must by all means do everything to aspire to achieve law awareness as well as compliance Hence the role of a compliance officer is significant."

    He adds, "Many organisations have compliance officers who give recommendations and guidance on regulatory responsibilities aspects. Compliance officers are an extension of monitoring structures. Although the ultimate tasks of understanding, overseeing the management of compliance standards according to rules, laws, codes and standards rests on the board and management.

    The compliance officer mainly assists in discharging responsibilities, facilitating establishment, development and an efficient compliance risk management process." He comments, "Risks that organisations can face include market risk, operational risk, credit risk as well as compliance risk that comprises of reputational and regulatory risk.

    A regulatory risk means that a business is not complying with regulatory requirements. It excludes provisions of relevant regulatory requirements from its operational procedures. A business that is exposed to negative comments and opinions to the contravention of applicable regulatory requirements will suffer from a reputational risk.

    Negative publicity, public sanction by regulators or by simply word of mouth by competitors customers, stakeholders can result in a reputational risk. Originally the Compliance Institute originated from the financial services industry. The finance industry has regulated requirements for the establishment of an independent compliance function and the appointment of a compliance officer. However, more industries are now appointing compliance officers."

    He mentioned that maturity of the compliance, as increased as more financial service providers, are increasingly relying on compliance officers. He further explained the requirement that are needed for one to become a compliance, officer. "Before the introduction of Regulation 47 now (Reg 49) of the Banks Act, compliance was often thought to be the responsibility of the company secretary.

    For one to be a compliance officer it is vital have an accounting or legal degree.
    However, with the introduction of the Compliance Institute Higher Diploma in Compliance, it's obvious that the Diploma is also going to be an additional requirement."

    He also mentioned it important for a compliance officer to understand the business that he/she is working with, as well as the fact that experience is crucial and highly recommended before one embarks on a career as a compliance officer.

    He also revealed the participating industries, " Accounting and auditing, Asset management, attorneys, the banking sector, cellular services providers, financial markets, gambling sector, government departments, insurance, medical aids, ombudsman municipalities parastatals, pension funds, regulators retail and the treasury.

    It is vital to make sure that monitoring the effectiveness of the compliance function is properly done. " For more information visit http://www.compliancesa.com/



    About Compliance Institute of Southern Africa:
    The Compliance Institute Southern Africa is a Non-Profit Company with a vision to be independent, a professional body for all compliance professionals. Its main objectives are to establish, maintain and promote standards for compliance functions and compliance officers. The strategic direction of the Institute is the responsibility of the Body. The daily management rests with the Chief Executive Officer, supported by the Executive Committee.







    Ms J Methven
    011 642 7974
    info@compliance.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, August 24, 2015 ) Johannesburg -- A car hiring Services Company based in Johannesburg and Cape Town has received great reviews. The information officer, of SMH car, hire comments. "A survey that we carried out has revealed that people appreciate the services we offer.

    Our survey required people who hired our vehicles for short term or long term periods. Special occasions, weddings, auto holiday, or a business contract car hire to fill out a form and comment on the service we provide and what we should improve on."

    He continues.''Many individuals were pleased by our fleet. Our luxury 4×4 vehicle rental in Cape Town was one the most popular choice of cars. Both branches of SMH car hire conducted the survey.

    A majority of our first-time clients were pleased with their experiences and they confirmed that they would always come back and rent our vehicles. Some added that they would not mind recommending us more clients."

    Mathew Simmer wrote in his comments section, "It was a pleasure dealing with the SMH Car Hire team. I chose to deal with SMH because of their website. It's informative, easy to use and their contact details were on every page.

    They also have a blog section on their site. All these factors appealed to me, I then decided to make a call and I got the best customer care service. When I went to pick up the car I wanted to rent in Johannesburg, it looked brand new.

    The vehicle had no dents, it was clean when I drove it I felt as if the vehicle was mine. As an avid traveller, I have had the opportunity to travel around the world.

    In comparison to other countries, my car renting experience in South Africa has been one of the greatest. I visited Cape Town, I got in touch with the SMH Car Hire branch based and to my amazement I got treated the same way as I was in Joburg."

    Mercy Lucy noted, "There were no additional fees such as insurance, drop off and petrol charges. Other car rental service providers that I have dealt with were not transparent and upfront. SMH Car Hire did not give me estimates, but their prices were on the money. There were accurate."

    The public relations officer of SMH Car Hire concluded, "The attention that we provide to customer care services. Flexible long-term and short-term contract and a simple, uncomplicated process for hiring and returning cars.

    A 24-hour guaranteed roadside assistance and fast effective pick-up and delivery services is what makes us the obvious choice for business, holiday or private contract car hire." SMH Car Hire provides rent luxury cars, holiday and business car hire for special occasions. They provide a car rental VIP service. For more information visit http://www.smhcarhire.co.za



    About SMH Car Hire:
    SMH Car Hire provides vehicle rentals that suit any lifestyle and style. Whether you need a holiday, business trip or special occasion vehicle to use in South Africa or across the border. SMH Car Hire can provide and suggest a car that will suit all your requirements.


    Dave Raw
    27 (11) 608 3442
    dave.raw@smgroup.co.za

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, August 31, 2015 ) Tampa, FL -- One of the nonprofit organizations which have recently joined Fundlio, the Tampa-based company providing an easy, secure and affordable way to collect donations online, is Two Tailz Rescue.

    Two Tailz Rescue has a very special and challenging mission - helping dogs living on the street or in high-kill shelters where animals are euthanized. This nonprofit from Georgia focuses on animals which are hard to rescue and have not been saved by other rescue groups. One of the dog categories that Two Tailz Rescue is frequently helping is "bully breeds" or pit bulls. In spite of their not-so-good reputation, these animals are in fact very intelligent and loyal and their potential aggressiveness is caused by unfavorable situations created by humans.

    The dog rescue organization and its dedicated vounteers are already enjoying positive results due to the optimized donation form provided by Fundlio and are extremely happy with this collaboration: "Fundlio has offered our small 501c3 non-profit a tremendous value - there is simply not another non-profit platform that provides so much while asking so little. Even more importantly than this, Fundlio has truly partnered with us to help drive successful fundraising. They have gone above and beyond in every way to support our online fundraising efforts."

    Two Tailz Rescue has already collected generous online donations almost every day since they implemented their new online donation page and is confident about meeting and even surpassing their planned financial needs this year.

    Most recently, Fundlio has launched a new FREE package to help charities promote their organizations online. This package includes a free mobile-friendly nonprofit website, along with several other useful features.

    The mobile-friendly customizable website offered by Fundlio enables nonprofits to upload their own images, logo and information to match their branding. Other features included in Fundlio's free basic plan are email marketing, contact management, social media and email sharing tools, all available in a user-friendly CMS requiring no technical skills.

    The offering is strongly supported by Fundlio's founder and CEO, Richard Santos: "At Fundlio, we believe it's crucial to adopt the latest technology trends, and at the same time, we are aware that running your organization effectively is a tough job and nonprofit leaders have little time left for new developments. The good news is that you can have your mobile-friendly website up and running in less than 1 hour, even if you are not a tech-savvy person."

    The offer is free forever for anybody signing up and the registration process doesn't require users to provide their credit card information.

    Nonprofits wanting to raise money online and create awareness for their nonprofit can find out more by visiting Fundlio's website at http://fundlio.com

    About Fundlio:
    A secure online fundraising platform for nonprofits. Simple and convenient way to collect donations online. Nonprofits can reach a larger audience and attract supporters with powerful yet simple online marketing & social media tools. Nonprofits can start collecting donations online in 1 hour or less!

    Fundlio offers a convenient way for nonprofit supporters to make online donations from anywhere, any mobile device, at anytime. Nonprofits get access to social media sharing and email marketing tools. As a nonprofit, you can raise more money online, create awareness and attract more donors to your nonprofit. To learn more visit http://fundlio.com today!

    Fundlio features: Online Fundraising, Nonprofit Websites, Donations Page, Donation Management System, Donor Management, Nonprofit Email Marketing
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    Richard Santos
    1(877) 347-3172
    press@fundlio.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, September 10, 2015 ) -- Press Release Distribution Services -- HOUSTON, TX -- Celebrities from across the country come together for the PX3 Patriots Celebrity Softball National Series Game on October 21st at Rice University in Houston, TX.

    Willie and Korie Robertson from A&E's hit TV series "Duck Dynasty" are scheduled to join the Lone Survivor Foundation Warriors, a team of celebrities, and play against the PX3 Patriots, a team of military veterans, including US Navy Seals, US Green Berets, honor recipients, amputee veterans, and wounded warriors.

    Willie and Korie will be joining softball Olympic medalist Jennie Finch and seven time Cy Young Award winner, baseball icon Roger Clemens. Lauren Sesselmann, professional soccer player for the Houston Dash and co-producer and host of Fitness Program 'Fit As A Pro' will also be playing.

    Taylor Kitsch, Lone Survivor actor and costar in Friday Night Lights, will also be on the field, playing alongside Mark "Oz" Geist and John "Tig" Tiegen, co-authors of 13 hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened in Benghazi, the book that inspired the upcoming Paramount Pictures film 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi.

    Founder and Chairman of the Lone Survivor Foundation, Marcus Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL (Ret.) and Navy Cross recipient, is scheduled to throw out the first pitch.

    The event will kick off with a homerun derby at 7:00 p.m. followed by the celebrity softball game at 7:30 p.m. General admission tickets are available for $10 and reserved field seats are available for $15-30. Tickets can be purchased online through Ticketmaster – www.ticketmaster.com.

    This will be the inaugural game of a national celebrity softball series hosted by the PX3 Research Foundation to raise funds and awareness of its mission and other military-focused non-profits. Additional event information, including the full team rosters, can be found on the PX3 Patriots webpage, www.px3patriots.org.

    About the benefiting foundations:

    The PX3 Research Foundation

    The PX3 Research Foundation was founded by athletes and warriors with firsthand experience in traumatic brain injuries, regenerative health, and mental health. It is a trusted source for fellow athletes, warriors, coaches and parents for solution-based education, tools and research dedicated to advanced brain health and brain safety. For more information about the PX3 Research Foundation, visit www.px3foundation.org.

    The Lone Survivor Foundation

    The Lone Survivor Foundation restores, empowers, and renews hope for our wounded service members and their families through health, wellness, and therapeutic support. Transitioning to post-military life, whether wounded in combat or simply adjusting to the civilian sector, will often cause difficulty for the service member and his or her family. The Lone Survivor Foundation helps America's wounded service members and their families adjust to the effects of their experiences by providing an understanding and acceptance of who they are as a person, a family, and a community. For more information about the Lone Survivor Foundation and their therapeutic retreat program visit www.lonesurvivorfoundation.org.

    Please contact Chellee Siewert if you would like to arrange an interview with any of the above mentioned or if you would like additional information: chellee@capturemarketingllc.com or 262-696-5177.


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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, September 10, 2015 ) West Palm Beach, Florida -- August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day which leads into National Recovery Month, September. The Bradenton Herald reports that hundreds of people gathered in Manatee County to march in honor of loved ones lost to overdoses. The event was organized by No Longer Silent, a group dedicated to giving a voice to overdose victims and their families. West Palm Beach Drug Rehab commends the bravery and strength of those who joined the fight to raise awareness and educate the public concerning the dangers of substance abuse and overdose.

    Several families gathered with signs commemorating their lost loved ones, including Michelle Lyle, who serves as the treasurer for No Longer Silent. "I'm overwhelmed-- absolutely overwhelmed, This is so much more than we expected."

    Though her addicted twin daughters are currently jailed and still living, many of the attendants mourn their loved ones with tributes. One anonymous tribute read "I lost my son Travis last Tuesday." Others spoke of undying love and grief. All those in attendance shared a common goal of raising awareness concerning the widespread addiction epidemic and the ever-present dangers of overdose.

    A representative of West Palm Beach Drug Rehab comments,
    "As a facility drug and alcohol rehabilitation in West Palm Beach, we have first hand experience with the horrific consequences of substance abuse and overdose. These brave families have turned their grief into a weapon against the silently spreading epidemic of drug abuse and addiction that is slowly encompassing the country. Because of organizations like No Longer Silent, people are learning about the devastating effects of substance abuse disorders not only on the sufferer but those around them as well. It is important that organizations such as No Longer Silent continue their work in breaking through the stigmas associated with addiction. People have to understand that suffering from an addiction does not strip people of their humanity. Those suffering from a substance abuse disorder are still sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, husbands, and wives. By reinforcing the humanity of addicts, we can learn to view the disorder as the disease it is and begin ensure many more people receive the treatment they need to avoid the tragedy these families have suffered through."


    About West Palm Beach Drug Rehab:
    West Palm Beach Drug Rehab provides addiction treatment in West Palm Beach and across the country. In addition to drug rehab, the center offers alcohol rehab in West Palm Beach for those in the immediate vicinity as well as those seeking a change in scenery for their recovery. The campus features luxury accommodations, spacious outdoor lounging areas, and amenities such as full spa, gym, and salon services. The staff of West Palm Beach Drug Rehab is dedicated to the individual success of each client and offer a personalized approach to recovery rather than an often ineffective predetermined course of treatment. West Palm Beach Drug Rehab offers support beyond the end of treatment with resources and references to aid with the next steps on the road to recovery.

    For more information visit WestPalmBeachDrugRehab.org or call (561) 513- 5749


    West Palm Beach Drug Rehab West Palm Beach Drug Rehab
    (561) 513-5749
    info@westpalmbeachdrugrehab.org

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, September 21, 2015 ) Brighton, MI -- Foguth Financial Group, LLC (Foguth Financial) is pleased to announce their active support for the Patrick O'Rourke Memorial Scholarship Fund's First Annual Golf Outing. The mission of this event is to benefit students seeking careers in criminal justice. The founder of Foguth Financial, Michael Foguth, will join several community leaders for this event scheduled to take place at 8:00 a.m. on September 18 at The Golf Club at Mount Brighton. The club is located 4141 Bauer Rd, Brighton, MI 48116.

    Registration cost for the teams and individuals will be $300 and $75 respectively. This will cover continental breakfast, 18 holes of golf w/cart, goodie bag, lunch, and a pig roast dinner. The Patrick O'Rourke Memorial Scholarship Fund is also seeking sponsors for the Gold, Silver, and Bronze levels.

    For additional event information contact Dan & Arlene O'Rourke via email to irishacres4447@yahoo.com.

    The event is one of several ways the community memorialises a local fallen officer. Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke dedicated his life to the service and protection of others. While attending a domestic disturbance case on the 9th of September 2012, Patrick was shot and killed by the very person he was trying to help. The Patrick O'Rourke Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by Patrick's family.

    ­Foguth Financial, is a prominent member of the Brighton community and has pledged its support as a corporate sponsor. Expressing excitement about his organization's involvement with the Patrick O'Rourke Memorial Scholarship Fund, Michael Foguth said, "I am so pleased to be able to support law enforcement career opportunities. I believe encouraging students that want to serve and protect their communities is well worth our time, energy, and, of course, financial support."

    Foguth Financial helps their clients create financial plans that provide them the confidence that all of their financial resources are working together toward their long-term financial goals. The financial plans created by them address objectives such as investment and retirement planning; minimizing income and estate taxes; assessing life and disability insurance, will, and estate planning needs.

    The founder of Foguth Financial, Michael Foguth specializes in working with retirees and those nearing retirement who desire to protect their hard earned money and ensure that it is there when they need it. Michael is one of the national premier experts when it comes to retirement planning in today's economic times. His first book titled "Successonomics" was released in September of 2014. He has been quoted in Newsweek, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Yahoo Finance and Forbes as well as featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX and FOX Business.

    About Foguth Financial Group LLC:
    Foguth Financial Group is dedicated to helping their clients create plans that are just right for them. Financial plans created by the company address objectives such as investment and retirement planning; minimizing income and estate taxes; assessing life and disability insurance, will, and estate planning needs.


    Michael Foguth
    (517) 618-7207
    info@foguthfinancial.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, September 21, 2015 ) Miami, Florida -- SigEp FIU Alumni has partnered with Mark Marandino, CFP, and the Thomas B. Jelke Foundation to host the inaugural Red Door Classic charity golf tournament on October 23rd 2015 at Crandon golf course in Key Biscayne. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to three charities that have helped mold lives throughout South Florida.

    The first charity is FIU's First Generation Scholarship. Statistics from Georgetown University Center and the U.S. Department of Education show that 35% of first generation college attendees must work full-time just to go to school which leads to 28.3% of those dropping out. The proceeds going to this scholarship will be matched dollar for dollar by Florida International University.

    The second charity is the Buoniconti Fund. Established in 1992 to find the cure for paralysis after the son of Nick Buoniconti (Marc) sustained spinal cord injury during a college football game. All proceeds allocated to this charity will be dedicated to The Miami Project to cure paralysis.

    The third charity is also an FIU focused scholarship called the SigEp Florida Nu Undergrad Scholarship Fund, a need-based scholarship fund to help pay for books and tuition for FIU students who are a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.

    When interviewed, the tournament coordinator Pete Cabrera was more than willing to share the philosophy behind the event. "Our fraternity prides itself on giving back to our host institution because FIU provided us with an excellent education. We also want to support a local charity in the community, and the Buoniconti Fund is one that our undergraduate chapter has supported for the past five years. That was a huge motivating factor behind doing this charity event. Not just a way to get our FIU brothers together but it was a way to give back to the community, to those that need a hand up, as well as our university."

    While spectators are always welcome, those that like to golf and to give can sign up as single players or foursomes at www.RedDoorClassic.com. Registration and lunch is at 11:30 AM sharp with a 1 PM shotgun start.


    About Red Door Classic:
    The Thomas B. Jelke Foundation along with the Alumni of the FL Nu Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon are hosting this event to raise funds and awareness for these great causes. The foundation is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization, and 100% of all proceeds raised by the Thomas B Jelke Foundation at this event will fund the following: First Generation Scholarships at FIU, The Buonicanti Fund's efforts to raise awareness and funds for Spinal Cord Injury research through the Miami Project, and Scholarships for members of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity at FIU.


    Pete Cabrera
    305-978-5951
    RedDoorClassic@gmail.com

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, September 30, 2015 ) Johannesburg -- The information officer of Fitzanne Estates recently explored a question that majority of South Africans come to find themselves having to ponder on. Should I buy or rent this property?

    The Fitzanne information officer comments, "It might seem like an obvious answer or common sense scenario to many intellectual individuals. However to some the idea of paying off debt and renting a property that might one day become private property is appealing.

    Some banks have stringent criteria as well as deposits necessities thus making it difficult for new entries into the market. While if you know that you have bad debt records it's an obvious case that this option of renting to buy for you is not available."

    The information officer of Fitzanne Estates also shared crucial advice with regards to buying to let. He comments, "When it comes to buying to let you must be directly involved in everything. Your approach must be hands on. For instance when you go into a rent to buy agreement and you decide to place a tenant in that specific property.

    You must look at the credit ratings of prospect tenants first. Building a relation with your tenant will be necessary. When it comes to investing it's vital to invest in places where you feel comfortable. It's obvious that there is a big difference between Hillbrow and Bryston. It also important to be realistic and to have goals set.

    Buying to let is not a short term but a long term investment that you must be fully prepared to be in. It can last from four to six years. You must be patient and focused in order to achieve your objectives."

    He added, "You must also make sure that all the costs that include maintaining, property rates, levy and other costs are covered by the rent. Once you are sure of the rent price consider the year to year increments that are fair so as to keep a tenant, rather than having to always look for tenants who might end up giving you more problems."

    Becoming the owner of a property that you are renting out is almost similar to a business, as all the costs that are involved are prone to tax. Keep all records in correct order such as costs of, security, maintenance and repairs.

    Interest on mortgage bond, council taxes, rates. Agent's fees for property management services and finding you a tenant. He noted, "Consider getting apartments that are furnished because there are a good investment especially if you are targeting occupants that stay for a short while.

    However letting a fully furnished apartment does have its own risks and it can be time-consuming as it will be a requirement to always conduct inspections so as to make sure that a tenant who tends to destroy any of the property pays for it. If you feel as if you cannot manage to consider using a letting agent. Many agencies charge fees to conduct interviews, credit checks, advertise and select the best tenants.

    The property management company names that offer the best services are easy to select .Charges vary but a majority are normally 7 to 8, 5 % the total value of the lease for property management. For a piece of mind a letting management company is the best available option. For more information visit http://www.fitzanne.co.za/
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    About Fitzanne Estates:
    Fitzanne Estates is a property management, letting, sales company that is based in Johannesburg and Pretoria. It has been in the property industry since 1982. It has a management portfolio containing more than 6000 units. The property firm strictly adheres to all the necessary legal requirements concerning property law in South Africa.Their main purpose is to sufficiently administer property to the benefits of landlords the Body Corporate and the Non-profit Company.


    Daphne Fitzgerald
    082 570 3858
    info@fitzanne.co.za

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 17, 2015 ) Newark, NJ -- On October 7th the annual Corporate Run hosted by Integrity House rehabilitation center lead upward of 1,000 people on a 5K course through Newark for the purpose of spreading awareness and ending the stigma. NJ.com reports this year's race was the 25th event and named for the heavy involvement of local businesses. Registration ranged from $22 to $25 per person and benefitted outreach programs and treatment facilities managed by Integrity House. As a center dedicated to addiction treatment in Newark, Drug Rehab Newark fully supports all efforts to break through the stigma of addiction and begin a conversation across the U.S.

    A representative of Drug Rehab Newark commented,

    "The Corporate Run is a wonderful way to bring awareness to the substance abuse epidemic affecting Newark and all parts of the country. Not only does it promote physical activity and health, but because of the large number of participants and corporate backing, the intended message of public education and understanding for those suffering from substance abuse disorders will reach thousands in our community. The community of Newark suffers under the effects of the addiction epidemic and we must all do our part to alleviate the hardship, which does include education. Participants and spectators of events such as the Corporate Run are likely to seek additional information regarding substance abuse in the community and spread that information among family members and friends. That communication has the potential to save lives."



    About Newark Drug Rehab:
    Drug Rehab Newark is dedicated to providing addiction treatment in Newark in order to rehabilitate a community in suffering. The rehabilitation facility offers a variety of services including intensive therapy options, medically assisted detox, holistic and spiritual treatments, and services for post-rehab life. Drug Rehab Newark is committed to providing the most thorough and comprehensive treatment for each client, understanding that recovery is a personal journey requiring an individualized approach.

    For more information, visit www.drugrehabnewark.org/ or call 973-947-8129.



    Drug Rehab Newark Drug Rehab Newark
    973-947-8129
    info@drugrehabnewark.org

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 19, 2015 ) Chicago, Ill -- Mr. White announced the purchase and reformatting of the site with plans of reaching a much wider audience and a very different form of user interaction.

    When asked about the format Martin stated "Think a cross between Wikipedia and YouTube.
    These two sites are awesome but they're still one trick ponies.

    SpiritualGlasses.me will have the wiki style writing coupled with the best videos we could find on the subjects discussed."

    Mr. White also says that " Unlike most sites where people just leave comments, we intend on interacting by accepting video submissions on all kinds of religion. This isn't just another Christians only site, it's designed so that no matter what your religion is you can come on in and experience it."

    Mr. White also went on to say, "I was asked by a user if we would allow the discussion of a totally new religion. I must admit I was taken back, if you think about it who are we to say that no one will ever have another religious experience like say the Mormons when they came about in the early 1800s. So the answer is yes we will cover new religion although I don't want to say all religion, at least not just yet."

    Martin then went on to add, "It's a big deal when you provide a place to discuss the topic of worship or faith, things can and do occasionally get heated. So over time this site we are expanding out to be about all kinds or types of religion, will probably encompass any one you or I could think of."

    When asked if SpiritualGlasses would include social properties to add to the party Martin replied, "We will definitely be adding a Facebook group and a YouTube channel. I'm not 100% certain which will be created and launched first but you will certainly know as that will be cause for another news release to our industry.

    Our sole mission is to spread the word about religion or spirituality itself because we believe people are better off with any faith vs. no faith. Yes we discuss Atheism but to those people that is their faith so you cannot discount it just because you don't prescribe to it."

    To talk about or just plain read or watch a video on all types of religion please visit: SpiritualGlasses.me any time you feel the urge. If you like you can contact the owner, Mr. Martin White, to inquire about submitting a video to share on the site as well.

    About Spiritual Glasses:
    Spiritual Glasses is dedicated to and operating as an outlet for any and all kinds of religion or spirituality, and even no religion at all if that's your thing. This site is owned and operated by Mr. Martin White.


    Martin White
    18887272224
    liltinker51@outlook.com

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    Chris MacLellan and his partner during their Caregiving journey


     

    "What's the Deal with Caregiving?"


     


    Book Involving Pulitzer Prize Nominated Story Releases in Time for National Caregiving Month


    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 23, 2015 ) Princeton, NJ -- The story of Chris MacLellan and his partner, Richard Schiffer was chronicled in a 2015 Pulitzer Prize nominated story about their journey of caregiving. The story told of the challenges that LGBT partners have in dealing with the medical and legal system, but it also told of the love and joy that Richard's last years had on their relationship. Out of this experience, Chris has written a powerful and compelling book that informs caregivers about how to deal with the challenges that they will encounter, regardless of sexual orientation, family situation or age. This book is People Tested Publications' latest book in their "What's the Deal With..?" ® book series, and it's entitled "What's the Deal with Caregiving?"

    Jack Tatar, Publisher of People Tested Publications says, "This is a book that I was excited to publish because I've worked with Chris during his time with Richard and I've seen the love that they had for each other and I've also seen how both of them felt that the experience they had during this time could be used to help others. The result is a book that I'm so proud to publish and I know that it will help so many of the millions of people who are facing caregiving responsibilities today. Regardless of the situation or illness, Chris's book will help anyone dealing with caregiving to understand the needs to effectively conduct these responsibilities and how to care for themselves, which may be the most important thing to consider."

    The publication of the book coincides with the recognition of November as National Caregiver's Month. This is an important event as there are over 90 million family caregivers in the US today and there's a need to share information and resources with these caregivers to help them on their journey. It's clear that this new book from Chris MacLellan will be an important resource that belongs in the hands of all caregivers.

    Chris MacLellan, is affectionately known as "The Bow Tie Guy" in many caregiving circles. Chris has over 10 years of personal caregiving experience and is an ardent advocate for caregivers and their caree's, through his Caregiving blog, The Purple Jacket and his weekly radio show, 'Healing Ties.' With an educational background in Social Work and Theology, Chris is currently an MA candidate in Leadership and Communication at Gonzaga University in Spokane WA., and the Caregiver advocate for Emerald Elite Home Health Care in Wilton Manors, FL. Chris and his deceased partner Bernard Richard Schiffer's caregiving story, "In Sickness and In Health: A Couple's Final Journey" was published by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel in April 2014, has been seen world-wide by over 400,000+ people and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by the Sun-Sentinel in 2015 while winning numerous local, national and international awards. Chris presents regularly on a variety of topics on Healthy Aging, Caregiving, Life After Caregiving and LGBT Seniors and is currently embarking on his new project, the Whole Care Network.

    Contact: Jack Tatar
    People Tested Media, 125 Broemel Place, #815, Pennington, NJ 08534
    609-644-2800; www.PeopleTested.com; jack@peopletested.com


    About People Tested Media:
    People Tested Media publishes book and media focused on helping others. Our creators are regular people who have faced life's challenges and want to tell their stories to help others. Our acclaimed book series, "What's the Deal with..?" provides cost effective books and ebooks on topics of interest by noted experts in their field.


    Jack Tatar
    6096442800
    jack@peopletested.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, October 30, 2015 ) Greenwood Village, CO -- A leading manufacturer of custom built replacement windows and maintenance free siding products, American Exteriors is pleased to announce that it once again was a corporate supporter for the Annual Habitat Golf Classic. The golf tournament was held on June 1st, 2015 at the Glenmoor Country Club in Cherry Hills Village and the money raised will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver and the Habitat Interfaith Alliance.

    "American Exteriors was very proud to sponsor and participate in the annual Habitat Golf Classic Tournament this year," said Holly Ollier, CEO. "For eleven years, this tournament has raised substantial funds to support Habitat for Humanity. American Exteriors is committed to this organization and giving back to the Denver area."

    In addition to sponsorship at the event, the company has an ongoing partnership with Habitat for Humanity and provides custom windows for projects, direct contributions and employee volunteers who help build homes for families in need throughout the year.

    In attendance from American Exteriors, included: Holly Ollier, CEO, David Fuller, VP of Sales, Tom Roos, Controller, Todd Swanson, Division Sales Manager - Des Moines, Jackson Bain, Division Sales Manager - Kansas City / Wichita, Tommy Neate, Division Sales Manager - Denver and other managers from the company. These avid golfers set work aside for a day to come together and enjoy the outdoors in the beautiful sunshine state in support of a great cause.

    Charity Profiles:

    Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
    Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that everyone deserves a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety. Established in 1979, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver has become one of the largest Habitat affiliates in the U.S. Consistently recognized as a top producer and leader in green energy homes, they celebrated the completion of their 500th home in the Denver metro area in November 2012.

    Habitat Interfaith Alliance
    The Habitat Interfaith Alliance (HIA) is a coalition of 14 congregations of different faiths, including Jewish, Catholic, Protestant and Unitarian Universalist, who work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. The organization embraces the philosophy and mission of Habitat for Humanity in their work to address long-term poverty and assisting families in their dream to live in a safe and affordable home, which allows them to grow and plan for a brighter future.

    To learn more about American Exteriors, visit www.amext.com.

    About American :
    American Exteriors, LLC custom manufactures and sells replacement windows and sells maintenance free siding that are warrantied and improve the energy efficiency and appearance of an existing home. Since 1983, American Exteriors has been offering a custom replacement process that begins with in-home consultation and ends with the certified installation of a custom manufactured product. The company consistently ranks in the top 20 in the Remodeler 500, is only one of seven Green Seal Certified & Paperless companies in the industry and is a member of the Inc 5000 and the Efficient Windows Collaborative.


    Jamie Robinson
    (303) 865-3322
    jrobinson@amext.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, November 02, 2015 ) Greenwood Village, CO -- American Exteriors, LLC, a leading manufacturer of custom built replacement windows and maintenance free siding products, recently announced it has renewed its partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The company is an official corporate sponsor and has provided direct contributions and custom windows for Habitat for Humanity projects. In addition to providing building supplies, American Exteriors' employees regularly volunteer for local Habitat for Humanity projects to provide critical repairs to existing home and to help build homes for families in need throughout the year.

    According to the Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, the demand for affordable housing in the Denver Metro area has reached a critical state. Currently, 25% of residents in Denver spend more than half of their monthly income on housing and may have difficulty affording necessities such as food, clothing, transportation and medical care.

    "We are dedicated to this amazing organization and our partnership to benefit the local community" stated said Holly Ollier, CEO at American Exteriors. Holly is been an active supporter of the non-profit and serves on the Corporate Leadership Team for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver. "Through our partnership and our employees active support, we are able to not only support the Habitat for Humanity mission, but also solidify American Exteriors' focus on giving back and making a real impact in the communities where our company has a footprint."

    In response to the announcement, Heather Lafferty, CEO and Executive Director at Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver stated "You have helped eliminate the fear of homelessness and are truly making a difference in our community. We are thankful for the American Exteriors partnership and for the many ways they help build homes and hope with Habitat for Humanity. We are truly grateful for their generosity."

    To learn more about American Exteriors, visit www.amext.com.

    About American Ext:
    American Exteriors, LLC custom manufactures and sells replacement windows and sells maintenance free siding that are warrantied and improve the energy efficiency and appearance of an existing home. Since 1983, American Exteriors has been offering a custom replacement process that begins with in-home consultation and ends with the certified installation of a custom manufactured product. The company consistently ranks in the top 20 in the Remodeler 500, is only one of seven Green Seal Certified & Paperless companies in the industry and is a member of the Inc 5000 and the Efficient Windows Collaborative.


    Jamie Robinson
    (303) 865-3322
    jrobinson@amext.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, November 03, 2015 ) Johannesburg -- The information officer of Dance Culture shared the history of the Hip Hop dance to participants who took part in the dance culture workshop that was conducted recently. He comments, "The word hip hop can be traced back to the 40 s.

    According to research in the 40s, the term was popular among African Americans. The origins of the Hip hop dance genre cannot be separated from the hip hop culture. The majority of dance styles, as well as moves, are sometimes considered to be hip-hop.

    The Nicholas Brothers who captured Hollywood's attention and influenced hip hop dance styles by electrifying stages showcasing dance possibilities and they made use of props." Amy Catfox an artistic referred to dance as a continuum, meaning that dancing styles are born, they disappear, develop, evolve and influence each other.

    Research states that hip hop is usually an umbrella term of different street dances styles that include popping, breaking Up-rocking as well as locking. Street dance takes place in the streets in places such as playgrounds, parking bays, backyards among other areas. The dancers tend to freestyle when showcasing their dance moves.

    The information officer of Dance culture noted, "Hip Hop dance is conceived through time, places and spaces. According to Bradley an award-winning dancer and choreographer who created the Groovaloos explained that a majority of traditionalist often refer to locking and popping as street dance styles.

    According to research dancing to create a pop, popping originated from Fresno. In the 60,s Don Campbell created the popular dance move locking. He named the style exclusively called it Campbellocking.

    The breaking move originated from the South Bronx around the 70s and it include movements such as the Down rock, Top rock, Power, Freezes as well as b-boying.Hip hop cannot be defined in one simple definition, it means a lot to different individuals. Peoples dance styles are however connected to hip hop.

    The information officer of Dance Culture added, "Break dancing IS associated with Hip Hop, but it developed from a variety of cultures. For instance Latino, American, African, tap, rock jazz.

    Hip Hop has indeed evolved to include and incorporates popping, locking, lyrical, housing, waaking, voguing, crump, funk, tutting, street dance, boogaloo, animation, waving amongst other styles.

    Our Hip Hop dance classes in Johannesburg styles, moves are very thrilling and there is a bit of something for everyone. Hip Hop requires skill and experience to master, so why not step into Dance Culture Studios to learn more. Our thrilling children's Hip Hop classes are a wonderful way of getting your children active and introducing them to the exciting world dance.

    But Hip Hop is not limited to your children. If you're the one who enjoys that private party in your car or lounge whilst listening to the latest radio beats, then our Adult Hip Hop classes may be precisely what you have been looking for."

    Wikipedia states, "evolution of hip-hop music, hip-hop social dancing emerged from breaking and the funk styles into different forms. Dances from the 1990s such as the Running Man, the Worm, and the Cabbage Patch entered the mainstream and became fad dances.

    After the millennium, newer social dances such as the Cha Cha Slide and the Dougie also caught on and became very popular. Hip-hop dance is not a studio-derived style. Street dancers developed it in urban neighborhoods without a formal process.

    All of the early substyles and social dances were brought about through a combination of events including inspiration from James Brown, DJ Kool Herc's invention of the break beat, the formation of dance crews, and Don Cornelius' creation of the television show Soul Train." For more information visit http://www.danceculture.co.za/




    About Dance Culture Studios:
    Dance Culture Studios provides the best dancing infrastructure and training. All coaches are part of a continuous dance education programme and are trained by Quintus, South Africa's highest qualified dance coach and adjudicator. Quintus is IDTA, SADTA and SADF qualified.



    Quintus Jansen
    011 782 0027
    info@danceculture.co.za

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, November 02, 2015 ) Cypress, Spring, Texas - - My Picqasso invites businesses, organizations and individuals to participate in a community marketplace and fundraiser in support of Mothers with Special Children Foundation.

    The Community Marketplace is where a group of associated individuals can share common interests in a gathering place. Local goods and services will also be exchanged or purchased for the benefit of Mothers with Special Children. The foundation is a nonprofit, 501(C)3 organization that assist mothers with special children to improve their overall health, wealth and relationships.

    "The marketplace is designed to bring the community together to celebrate each other and to introduce individuals to an amazing cause", says Vivian Lewis, local artist and owner of My Picqasso.

    The Community Marketplace Fall fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 14, 2015, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM at Trinity Vineyard Church, 17150 Spring Cypress Rd, Cypress TX 77429. The fundraiser will feature a face painting booth by My Picqasso, giveaways and free food. The event is free to the public although door donations are welcome (suggested donation is $10). To purchase a vendor table, volunteer or to make a general donation to the cause, please visit: www.motherswithspecialchildren.org or call (281)406-8759. For additional details on the marketplace visit:https://marketplacevendor.eventbrite.com


    About My Picqasso

    My Picqasso is all about helping individuals & entrepreneurs tap into their greatness, power and beauty through art painting. My Picqasso is a mobile art painting studio. They travel to venues and bring creative play into individuals' lives. They're in the Paint and Sip industry. Their website, www.mypicqasso.com , shows the fun in art painting and their calendar, www.mkt.com/calendar is where you can book your seat or event.

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    Vivian Lewis
    (832) 247-8124
    artsyflair@gmail.com

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    (EMAILWIRE.COM, November 05, 2015 ) Johannesburg -- The information officer Of SMA recently shared the history of the martial arts centre and its founder. He comments, "Shuaimeng Liu was born in Liao Cheng City, Shandong Province, China - not too far south from the capital city of Beijing.

    At the tender age of nine years old, his passion for martial arts and his unwavering determination brought him 12 265 kilometres away from his home to the world-renowned Shaolin Buddhist Monastery, located in the South Eastern province of Hunan.

    This would set him up for much success later on, as he learned fundamental life lessons, values and skills, which would allow him to develop into the person he is today. For many, just leaving home at that age would be a traumatic experience. Leaving home and travelling that far away from everything familiar and everything comfortable at such a young age may have been exactly what his spirit needed!"

    He added, "He learned about life, martial arts and a spiritual world, which few have the opportunity to experience. This is where Shuaimeng developed his unique place in the universe, beginning to hone his natural talent into a masterful set of skills, discipline and ability.

    This was where he began to develop his well-rounded nature, love and respect for life and his ability to perform Martial Arts at such an incredible level. See where Shuaimeng ended up next and the fascinating life he continued to lead."

    He noted, "The definition of success is different for many people. For Shuaimeng, a structural base of sixteen years of discipline, dedication and devotion enabled him to graduate from the Temple as a 34th generation Buddhist monk under the Abbot Shi Yong Xin. Shuaimeng's monk name is Shi Yan Meng.

    He became an advanced martial arts master of Shaolin Wu Shu, under the personal instruction of Master Liang Yiquan, one of the ten most distinguished martial arts instructors in China today.

    Having developed the skills he teaches today, right at the source of Martial Arts and Buddhism, he is certainly a force to be reckoned with as a teacher, contender, and as a human being. Developing the skills he now teaches at the source of their origins means Shuaimeng was destined for success in his chosen life path. Next time, we'll tell you all about exactly where it leads him."

    Historical records state that he acquired his 5th Grade in Chinese Martial Arts grading, and has qualified as a Martial Arts Coach at national level. As a Shaolin master and martial arts expert, Shuaimeng Liu actively participated in, and won, numerous championships across various national competition levels. From 1995 to 1998, he had won the Chinese Golden Awards and championships at numerous Wu Shu competitions at national, provincial and city levels.

    These competition wins earned him a lot of respect amongst his peers and competitors alike, and opened doors for him and his teaching /coaching career. From 1998 to 2003, he was appointed as manager/coach, at provincial and national competitions in China. It seems to be a pattern throughout Shuaimeng's life that he constantly strives for personal development. Next time Shuaimeng goes from strength to strength earning the opportunity of a prestigious teaching position.

    The information officer of SMA noted, "His team won group championships twice, acquiring 33 medals in total. In 1997, Liu, along with the Principle of the Shaolin Epo Martial Arts institute.

    Mr. Liang Shaocong, were granted the highly prestigious invitation to teach Shaolin-style Wu Shu at Beijing University and Beijing Sports University. It could be said that this is where Shuaimeng honed is ability to teach students and impart the valuable knowledge and skills he had gained over his many years as a student. Clearly Shuaimeng has the knack for coaching and teaching.

    His story is evidence of this, and the number of styles of Martial Arts he is capable of will be made ever more clear next time." He explained that Shuaimeng arrival in South Africa was the perfect opportunity to open an authentic Chinese Martial Arts school in Johannesburg. This idea sprang from the lack of such facilities and his passion for the physical and spiritual teachings of Martial Arts.

    He felt a great need to spread these teachings to as many people as possible. He decided to offer a variety of classes based upon the traditional teachings he was inculcated with by the Grand Masters of the Shaolin Temple. His insight was correct as his business flourished after starting from scratch though.

    He noted, "With no resources and only one student, Shuaimeng Liu established his very first martial arts school, and thus, the Shuaimeng Liu Martial Arts Centre was born. Seven years later and still going strong.

    Among other shaolin kung fu training & martial art schools the SMA Centre is the best, it now boasts several coaches, a variety of both traditional and MMA classes, and over 100 students. In his spare time, Shuaimeng Liu enjoys learning Muay Thai, Jiu Jitsu as well as Western boxing techniques, practicing the art of calligraphy, and spending quality time with his family." For more information visit http://smacentre.co.za/


    About S M A Centre:
    At the SMA Centre, students start off by learning the foundational principles of martial arts. Learning the basic techniques, stances and exercises are an essential part of one's training, without which students cannot progress. Foundational learning starts with the simplest and most fundamental movements, upon which all others are based. Students start learning simple movements, such as stances, kicks, punches and conditioning exercises, and are made to perform these movements repeatedly until they become second-nature.





    Shuaimeng Liu
    0799 22 1111
    shuai@smacentre.co.za

    Source: EmailWire.Com

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