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Press Release: APPLICANTS ONLY HAVE UNTIL NOVEMBER 15 TO APPLY FOR SOROPTIMIST 2018 LIVE YOUR …

By on Oct 23, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

Fairfield, CA – The deadline for the annual Live Your Dream Award is almost here – November 15. Soroptimist International of Central Solano County is seeking applicants for the 2018 Live Your Dream Award which is given annually to a woman in Fairfield or Suisun City who is trying to improve her family’s economic situation through education and training. To be eligible, a woman must be her family’s primary wage earner, have dependent children at home and be enrolled in school or an educational program to obtain additional skills and training. The award this year is $3,000 and the money can be used for any education-related expenses, such as tuition, books, childcare and transportation. The application can be obtained by contacting Kathy Pratt at kdpratt@sbcglobal.net or by going to the Soroptimist of Central Solano County website at www.sicentralsolano.com under Links. In addition to the application, the applicant must submit two reference forms from people who know her and are familiar with her personal and professional goals. Judging will take place in early January and the winner will be celebrated at the annual Women Making a Difference Luncheon that Soroptimist of Central Solano County will host March 13 at the Hilton Garden Inn. Winners can advance further through Soroptimist organizations, receiving additional cash awards. Soroptimist of Central Solano County serves the cities of Fairfield and Suisun and is part of Soroptimist International, whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls through programs that lead to social and economic...

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Stakeholders press energy companies doing business with Myanmar to address Rohingya crisis

By on Oct 23, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A group of investors and stakeholders has called on energy companies doing business in Myanmar/Burma to reassess their dealings in light of that country’s brutal military crackdown on its ethnic Rohingya minority. Organized by the International Campaign for the Rohingya and Azzad Asset Management, letters signed by 31 investor organizations representing more than $53 billion in assets under management were sent to executives at six oil and gas companies, emphasizing the serious risks of doing business with the Myanmar regime. Commodities make up a majority of Myanmar’s exports and are often controlled in whole or part by the armed forces. Simon Billenness, Executive Director of the International Campaign for the Rohingya, said, “Corporations that do business in Burma are supporting a government engaged in ethnic cleansing and possibly even genocide against the Rohingya. The oil companies in Burma must take affirmative steps to avoid complicity in these crimes against humanity.”  In addition to citing the moral obligation to address the humanitarian situation in Myanmar, the letters express concern about the potential risks to investments in the country as well as harm to corporate reputations stemming from doing business with a regime engaged in what the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has characterized as “a textbook case of ethnic cleansing.” The letter to oil companies states in part: “We believe that [your] operations and investment in Myanmar and relationships with both the government and the state-owned Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise creates a special obligation for [your company] to both express its concern over recent events and to reassess its relationship with the government in light of the Burmese government’s recent military actions against Rohingya communities. We cannot maintain ‘business as usual’ in a country where allegations of crimes against humanity and genocide persist.”  Companies receiving the letter were China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Daewoo, PetroChina, Petronas, Total, and Woodside Petroleum. In August, an investor coalition representing more than $30 billion in assets sent a similar letter to Chevron Corp., which also operates in Burma. For decades, the Rohingya ethnic minority in Myanmar have been subject to a government-sanctioned campaign of forced relocation, violence, and persecution. In 2012, Burmese military forces moved more than 120,000...

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The art of the press release

By on Oct 22, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

One thing I was asked to address was fostering a relationship with the newspaper and in particular how to get press releases (and thus story ideas) the best possible reception in the newsroom. Now, I have written before about the need to study the newspaper, learn the types of material we gravitate toward, build personal relationships and to understand the perspective of the newspaper and that submitted material must work within the parameters of the paper’s needs. Today, I thought I would briefly review the art of the press release – how to write one to maximize the chance that the release might run in its original form, might be translated into a brief or might be the impetus for us to write a story on the subject. It doesn’t matter much what the topic is – a properly presented press release is going to get more attention than a poorly prepared one. Aside from the general tips above on developing a relationship with the paper and its staff, here are some specifics on submitting press releases. – Know who to submit a release to. If you are pitching a business story to the reporter who handles arts and entertainment, you’ll at least slow down the process of review. -E-mail is far superior to hard copy, and releases should be in a format that can be manipulated on our end. For many, the best possible outcome is for us to use a well-composed release as-is to fill a news hole. Being able to cut and paste and edit as needed speeds up the process. Having to re-type a release because it arrives as hard copy or is in a format we can’t easily utilize often lands it on the bottom of the pile. – Keep press releases short, to one page if possible. If you don’t capture our interest in the first few lines, the chances are small we will ever get to page two. On an average day, I alone must receive and read 100 press releases. That’s in addition to others my staff receive, but which I don’t. Every press release is like an elevator pitch. 90 seconds… go! – Make sure the pertinent information and the...

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The Maker of LaCroix Just Issued the Craziest Press Release of the Week

By on Oct 22, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

Won’t fizzle out without a fight. Photo: La Croix Surprise: LaCroix may be everywhere, but shares of its Florida-based parent company — National Beverage Corp. (which trades under the ticker symbol FIZZ) — have dropped by 23 percent in the last month. There are many reasons for this, none of which is particularly interesting to non-finance types, but what is interesting is the press release that 81-year-old CEO Nick Caporella issued. Ostensibly, it’s designed to assuage investors’ fears, but it is really a gift to everyone because it is bonkers. Here, Caporella clarifies his thoughts on why his company’s stock price has dropped: What’s creating the volatility relative to the stock market with FIZZ? Today less than 15% of the daily volume traded on major exchanges is financially driven by company fundamentals. Over 50% of all daily exchange volume is driven by traders gambling on fleeting price moves and stocks paired with derivatives. Are perpetrators stimulating self-serving movement by stating falsehoods, creating rumors and deliberately manipulating FIZZ value? We think so! Caporella, you see, wants to set the record straight: THE CERTIFIED TRUTH: • First quarter 2018 — BEST EVER! • Second quarter growth — STEADFAST! • Annual revenues have now exceeded $900 million dollars! One billion target now approaching! • Trailing Twelve Month operating margin increases! • Consumer excitement is fueled by LaCroix’s new flavor, Key Lime, Canadian launch and new flavor introductions for Club and Drug channels! • No TYPICAL beverage company is delivering the fundamental financial performance of FIZZ! After the CEO took a moment to talk about an unnamed analyst and to complain about short sellers, he made an impassioned appeal for people to resume investing as usual: FIZZ extraordinary fundamentals reflect STRONG SUSTAINED PERFORMANCE! Are high-frequency trading, BOT stampeded results, inflated short positions and … current world anxiety — stimulating strange and unprecedented circumstances? THE OBSCURE SILVER LINING IS A UNIQUELY-INDUCED OPPORTUNITY. If you have the opinion that I, Nick A. Caporella, am angrily exercised while extremely fortunate to be guiding FIZZ, your opinion is quite accurate! It’s worth noting that National Beverage Corp. also makes something called Rip It Energy Fuel and you have to imagine that this is exactly the way anyone...

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Bank Robbery Press Release

By on Oct 21, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

The Englewood Police Department and FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force are investigating the following bank robbery: First Bank                                           3531 South Logan Street                                Englewood, Colorado                                      September 29, 2017, 2:03 p.m.                                         The suspect is described as a white male, blonde hair, with an average build. The suspect was seen wearing a bright green jacket and sunglasses. In the robbery, the suspect demanded money from bank employees, received money, and fled the bank on foot. There was no weapon seen and no one was injured. Bank robbery is punishable by a 20-year prison sentence for each offense and increases if a dangerous weapon is used in the commission of the crime. The FBI continues to provide financial institutions with the best practices for security to make them less vulnerable to robberies. If anyone has any information on the bank robbery above, or any bank robbery, please call the FBI Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force at 303-629-7171; or, you can remain anonymous and earn up to two thousand dollars ($2,000) by calling CRIMESTOPPERS at 720-913-STOP...

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Billionaire CEO of fizzy-water maker LaCroix lashes out over stock

By on Oct 21, 2017 in Press Release | 0 comments

<!– –> HOME EDITION News Economy Finance Health Care Real Estate Wealth Autos Earnings Energy Life Media Politics Retail Commentary Special Reports Asia Europe CFO Council Markets Pre-Markets U.S. Asia Europe Stocks Commodities Currencies Bonds Funds ETFs Investing Trading Nation Trader Talk Financial Advisors Personal Finance Etf Street Portfolio Watchlist Stock Screener Fund Screener Tech Mobile Social Media Enterprise Gaming Cybersecurity Tech Guide Make It Entrepreneurs Leadership Careers Money Specials Primetime Video Top Video Latest Video U.S. Video Asia Video Europe Video CEO Interviews Analyst Interviews Full Episodes Shows Watch Live CNBC U.S. Business Day CNBC U.S. Primetime CNBC Asia-Pacific CNBC Europe CNBC World Full Episodes More Wall Street You’re the octogenarian billionaire owner of a beverage company that has caught the attention of the young and hip and your stock has shot up 88 percent this year, so what do you do? You lash out in a press release. Nick Caporella, the CEO of National Beverage Corp., is complaining about speculators in his stock. Just 15 percent of daily trading volume is based on how the company is doing, he said Thursday in his press release, which is peppered with exclamation points and all-caps. More than 50 percent of the trading, he said, is being done by gamblers. Worse, he suggested, short sellers (who borrow shares to sell them and then buy them back later hoping to profit, thus betting on a price decline) are in a “stampede aboard” the passive trading wagon. “If you have the opinion that I, Nick Caporella, am angrily exercised while extremely fortunate to be guiding FIZZ, your opinion is quite accurate!” he wrote. FIZZ is the Nasdaq trading symbol for the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, maker of soft drinks and other beverages under brands like Shasta and LaCroix. Its shares are down 8 percent this week though up 88 percent this year. The shares seem to have taken a turn for the worse in the current quarter, falling 22 percent this month after soft drink giant Coca-Cola announced plans to buy rival Topo Chico, maker of lime flavored mineral water. FIZZ’s most recent high was $129 in September. National Beverage has had a huge hit in LaCroix, a brand of fruit-flavored fizzy water...

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