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Jim Brandenburg & Neil Lucas to Speak at Grays of Westminster & Nikon Owner Magazine Grand Christmas Dinner

One of the world’s greatest nature photographers, Jim Brandenburg will be speaking at the Grays of Westminster and Nikon Owner magazine Grand Christmas Dinner, to be held at the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London. Mr Brandenburg will be introduced by David Attenborough’s distinguished television producer, Neil Lucas.

London, UK, September 30, 2010 — The exclusive London-based Nikon-only dealer, Grays of Westminster, together with Nikon Owner magazine are to hold their Grand Christmas Dinner at the Institute of Directors, London on 10th December 2010.

The evening will be spent with one of the world’s greatest nature photographers, Jim Brandenburg and with Neil Lucas, David Attenborough’s distinguished television producer. Following the superb three-course Christmas dinner, served in the IoD’s magnificent period restaurant at 116 Pall Mall, there will be a unique opportunity to listen to Jim Brandenburg’s extraordinary stories as he presents some of his breathtaking images. This promises to be an extremely special never-to-be-forgotten experience.

The IoD’s grand Regency building with its sweeping marble staircase and vast walls covered in 18th and 19th Century canvases provides a spectacular backdrop for the evening, and the period restaurant is a most fitting venue for such an elegant, traditional Christmas celebration.

Venue: Institute of Directors (IoD) at 116 Pall Mall.
Date: Friday, December 10th, 2010
Champagne reception: 6.30 p.m.
Dinner (Traditional Christmas Dinner with a Vegetarian Option): 7.15 p.m.
Presentations in the morning room: 9.15 p.m.

Cost of the evening: £155 per ticket (only £95 for current Nikon Owner subscribers. If you are not already a Nikon Owner subscriber, and would like to attend the event, you may subscribe to Nikon Owner and receive the special discount on the price of the evening.)

Grays of Westminster’s events are extremely popular so early booking is recommended. To book, please call Gillian Greenwood or Katrin Ruckert between 12.00 p.m. and 5.00 p.m. Monday to Friday on +44 (0)20 7828 4925.

About Jim Brandenburg:
Jim Brandenburg travelled the globe as a photographer with National Geographic Magazine for several decades. His extensive body of work has been published throughout the world and his photographs have won a multitude of national and international awards. He was the recipient of the ‘Wildlife Photographer of the Year’ award by the Natural History Museum-London and BBC Wildlife Magazine, and twice was named ‘Magazine Photographer of the Year’ by the National Press Photographer’s Association (NPPA) for his National Geographic work. Brandenburg was presented with the ‘World Achievement Award’ from the United Nations in recognition of his use of nature photography to raise public awareness for the environment.

Jim Brandenburg’s presentation will explore the full circle of his career with highlights starting with the early days at a small rural newspaper. From there, he went directly to National Geographic Magazine where he worked on assignments all over the world for the magazine, book division and television. He will show a selection of his outstanding work with wild arctic and grey wolves. After publishing several books on wolves, he set himself the assignment of only shooting one picture per day for the entire autumn season. His book and DVD Chased by the Light followed, as well as the sequel Looking for the Summer. He will tells us about his philanthropic work that now entails saving the remnant native prairies in the land where his ancestors settled after immigrating from Europe and Scandinavia; the land where their new lives began by plowing up that native prairie – thus completing the circle.

About Neil Lucas:
Neil Lucas worked for the BBC Natural History Unit as a producer for over twenty years. During that time he worked on many internationally acclaimed and award winner productions, including Sir David Attenborough’s ‘The Trials of Life’ ‘The Private Life of Plants’ The Life of Mammals’ and ‘Planet Earth’, as well as the latest outstanding BBC landmark Series ‘Life’ where he produced two of the most technically challenging programmes within the whole series.

About Nikon Owner:
Nikon Owner magazine and its interactive website, is considered by many to be the world’s number 1 user group for Nikon owners. It was initially founded with the purpose of assisting Nikon users to make full use of the Nikon equipment they own, to give advice on a wide spectrum of photographic queries and problems, and at the same time to offer ideas to bring about an increase in photographic skills.

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Press & Media Contact:
Gillian Greenwood
Features Editor and Events & Training Coordinator
Nikon Owner Magazine
40 Churton Street
London SW1V 2LP
+44 (0)20 7828 4925

Educational Games.

Whehey Publishing Finds a Market in Educational Games.

The Museum Tour catalog is full of the latest educational games. One of the latest to be included is the award winning “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games,” activity book that’s published by Whehey Publishing under its Pencil Play Pals brand.

The latest Museum Tour catalog is now making its way to mailboxes along with its online version at This year sees the arrival of the award winning activity book “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games.” A unique activity, and arts and crafts book published by Whehey Publishing. You’ll find it in the Educational Books and Software section.

In this book children discover that making a game is as much fun as playing it. All they need are some pencils and some odds and ends from around the house. Kid friendly instructions on how to make and play the games are presented by the Pencil Play Pals animal characters. However, there are several pages of ready-made game pieces to get the fun off to a quick start.

Whehey Publishing’s owner—Simon Chandler—said “What better way for children to learn than when they think they’re simply having fun? And in this economy parents will be happy for their children to learn that fun games don’t have to be expensive games. They can be made from recycling simple household items and a few pencils.”

You can also see more information about this book and others in the series at

A winner with parents.

Pencil Play Pals Children’s books (Published by Whehey Publishing) are still a big hit with children and their parents.

The National Parenting Center identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. Through consumer oriented testing it solicits evaluations from parents and their children. The products with the best results are awarded The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

A Seal of Approval was awarded for both “The Pristine Pig,” and “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games.” These are just two of the titles (Published by Whehey Publishing) in the Pencil Play Pals children’s books award winning series. You can read a product review on both books by visiting The National Parenting Center’s website. “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games” was awarded in the Kits and Crafts category and “The Pristine Pig” was awarded its Seal of Approval in the children’s books category.

If you’d like to purchase either of these titles and judge for yourself just visit the Pencil Play Pals website at

Phoenix Film Community To Honor Actress and Producer, Kimber Leigh

Hundreds of local film, entertainment and media professionals will be honoring actress and producer Kimber Leigh on Thursday September 23rd at Hudson’s Bar in Phoenix.

Phoenix, AZ, September 14, 2010 — Hundreds of local film, entertainment and media professionals will be honoring actress and producer Kimber Leigh on Thursday September 23rd at Hudson’s Bar in Phoenix.

Leigh was recently featured in MyTekLife Magazine ( ) and cast in the upcoming feature film, ‘Serial Blondes’. She has been a champion of the film industry in Phoenix spending countless hours developing and promoting the films being produced in the valley.

The event on the 23rd from 7-10pm, which will also be open to the public, will feature Leigh’s movie trailers and short films and networking with industry professionals and community leaders.

Hudson’s Bar is located at 2344 W. Northern in Phoenix. For additional information contact Black Dog Promotions at 480-206-3435.

About Kimber Leigh:
Kimber Leigh is a venerable Arizona actress, model, producer and spokesperson well steeped in the Phoenix Independent cinema scene. Kimber has starred in such films as “VROOM!,” “COLLAPSE,” “TO SOME DEGREE,” and “COPPER.” Harrah’s Entertainment, Lionsgate Entertainment and Arizona’s Pure Country Radio have employed her talents in the production of countless commercials, print and advertising products. Her award winning talent has been recognized multiple times by “A3F Almost Famous Film Festival” and “Phoenix Comicon International Film Festival” for “Best Overall Acting,” “Outstanding Individual Performance” and “Best Actress in a Film Short.” Kimber is active in her community with organizations like the Phoenix Volunteer Group which assists in the development of shelters for women. You can visit Kimber Leigh online at

Press Contact:
Scott Kelly
Black Dog Promotions

Cancer Patient Inspired Story about Living

Author Kim Nottingham was working as an oncology nurse in a Northeast Ohio hospital when a patient quietly grabbed her attention with a story about life. This interaction represents one of the most memorable moments in her nursing career.

Valley View, OH, September 10, 2010 — Author Kim Nottingham was working as an oncology nurse in a Northeast Ohio hospital when a patient quietly grabbed her attention with a story about life. This interaction represents one of the most memorable moments in her nursing career.

The young woman told the RN she had experienced so much personal tragedy that when faced with cancer, she felt her life wasn’t worth living enough to seek treatment. Instead, she held fast to her secret and allowed her disease to progress. As the caring nurse listened intently, the patient reflected on the consequences of that decision because, like a cruel twist of fate, her situation had unexpectedly changed. The woman said after enduring years of an unhealthy marital relationship, she found true love that could bring her joy for a “lifetime,” one she had, by choice, severely limited.

“And yet, she still had this hopefulness,” Nottingham said, “even though she faced the possibility of dying and the fact that she had a part in it.”

While the RN spent only a short amount of time with the patient, it was the woman’s gracefulness and peace amidst a heartbreaking struggle to survive that inspired Nottingham to write The Path That Led Me Here.

“I ‘ve found taking the time to really listen and connect to patients is enlightening,” Nottingham said. “We all have different people who are placed in our path for a reason. My life and career was blessed by this patient, and my hope is that others will be touched by the story as much as I was.”

Now a wound care nurse for Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, Nottingham said she continues to actively listen to patients and recognizes she has an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life each time she goes to work. “I love the nurturing of bedside nursing,” she said. “Those connections with patients balance the challenges of the nursing profession.”

She also finds nurturing in anything creative, including cooking, gardening and her writing. The author recently raised money for the Salvation Army by donating a portion of the proceeds from book sales during a presentation at her church. While working on a new novel, she is promoting The Path That Led Me Here ( ) hoping to offer inspiration to the many people facing a sense of hopelessness. She is speaking in November during a meeting of the Summa Hospital Women’s Board in Akron.

Nottingham is a graduate of Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She is currently in her sixteenth year of her career and comes from a family of nurses including her mom, aunt, and a cousin. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, and lived throughout the Buckeye state in communities where her father was hired as a school administrator. She currently resides in Stow, Ohio with her husband and two children.

Her inspirational, fiction novel ( ) is available in paperback at all online book retailers. Autographed copies are available for purchase through her publisher, Halo Publishing International The novel can be viewed on Facebook and at

Press & Media Contact:
Lisa M. Umina, Publisher
Halo Publishing International LLC
5549 Canal Road
Valley View, OH 44125

On The Mike with Mike Sherman is Going International in the Fall of 2010

In addition to the CBS affiliate MY33, now Direct TV, My Channel UK and CaribVision, the Caribbean Channel all take Mike Sherman’s prime-time TV show from mid-September 2010.

Miami Beach, FL, September 10, 2010 — The prime-time music and lifestyle celebrity-driven TV show, “On the Mike with Mike Sherman” takes things to whole new level this fall.

On the Mike Productions has signed several multi-year deals that will air “On the Mike” on the R&R TV network (Direct TV), My Channel UK (Sky TV), and CaribVision – The Caribbean Channel. All 3 networks will now open the door for Mike to showcase some of the most celebrity-driven music content in the world, to an international audience. The episodes will start airing on September 15th 2010, in rotation, several times a week.

It will soon be possible to watch the greatest artists in music, the most rocking concerts, the sexiest fashion shows, the exclusive red carpet events and, most of all, Mike going one-on-one with the hottest celebrity superstars in the world ( ) – in 40 million homes across the US, 10 million homes across the UK, 1 million homes in the Caribbean, covering 32 countries in all, and to be shown several times a week.

“I feel very excited to be able to show the rest of the world what south Florida has been watching for years! What makes our show so unique is that we cover everything from the VMA awards to the Ms Universe Pageant! There is really nothing else quite like it on TV today. Our goal is to appeal to the younger audience and to let them enjoy half an hour of fast-paced, highly entertaining television. We also now have our own iPhone, Android and Blackberry application so our worldwide audience can watch interviews with some of the hottest celebrities in music wherever they are in the world!” says Mike Sherman.

Check your local listings on MY33, [ ] R&R TV [ ] (Direct TV, [ ] channel 354), My Channel UK [ ] (Sky TV, [ ] channel 219) and CaribVision [ ] – The Caribbean Channel, for dates and times.

About “On the Mike with Mike Sherman”:
“On the Mike with Mike Sherman” is produced by Mike Sherman Productions Inc. The show debuted on Saturday night on My 33, the CBS affiliate, in Miami in 2003 and is now syndicated all over the world. The show brings the South Florida market closer to exclusive interviews, VIP and red carpet events, concerts, and A-list celebs. Creator/producer: Mike Sherman. Executive producer: Matt Bodi Brenowitz.

Press & Media Contact:
Mike Sherman
On the Mike Productions, Inc.
777 East Atlantic Avenue, Suite C2-239
Delray Beach, FL 33483 USA
+1 561 243 0429

Yamgo Unveils Mobile Disco With The Worldwide Launch Of Clubbing TV

Clubbing TV, the world’s first 24/7 music channel dedicated to electronic music, DJ & club culture, has launched its live TV channel on Yamgo, the world’s leading mobile TV network.

Clubbing TV, based in Paris but recognised the world over, is the latest channel to launch on the mobile content delivery network and will provide an exclusive showcase for dance music content, from global artists and labels, across mobile phones worldwide.

The channel, available on mobile for the first time, will feature a combination of the hottest new music videos and some of dance music’s most popular classics featuring the biggest artists, DJs and producers.

Viewers will be able to enjoy regular club reports from the hottest clubs and dance floors worldwide, including dance hotspots like New York, Miami, London, Tokyo and Ibiza, and exclusive interviews with the best international DJs anytime, anyplace and anywhere.

The new channel will deliver the best of club culture to almost all mobile phones, including iPhone, iPad, Android, Nokia and Blackberry, and will feature a schedule comprising of exclusive video shows from some of dance music’s biggest events. Mobile users will have access to footage from world renowned electro festivals including Juicy Beach Miami, Amsterdam Dance Event, Barcelona Summer Week and Hikkaduwa Beach Festival.

“We are delighted to start this new adventure with Yamgo. Making Clubbing TV available free of charge on all mobiles to our fans has always been part of our strategy of spreading electronic music worldwide  and we are very happy to team up with Yamgo and provide the best viewer experience on mobiles” added Clubbing TV Content Manager Nikolay Nachev.

Yamgo Launches Clubbing TV Globally On Mobile Phones

The partnership between Yamgo and Clubbing TV, the dance music experts, will offer viewers great shows that are not available anywhere else on mobile; including “Star DJs” featuring Carl Cox, Roger Sanchez, Armin van Buuren, Benny Benassi and Paul Oakenfold, “Defected Clubland Adventures” featuring Axwell, Bob Sinclar and Groove Armada and the very best action from the Balearics in “Ibiza Fun Times”.

“The global dance music market is made up primarily of fans who like to travel, discover new music, new trends and new experiences. This passion for dance music, fashion and lifestyle combined with the popularity of new technology and social networking amongst dance enthusiasts makes mobile TV an ideal platform for the distribution of Clubbing TV” stated Mr Vignol Co-Founder and Partner of Clubbing TV. “Yamgo’s extensive reach across the world and expertise with mobile content delivery will play a key role in our goal to maximize the availability of electronic music programming and expand our audience demographic globally.”

Ian Mullins, CEO and Founder of Yamgo stated “As the  premier broadcaster dedicated to dance music, DJs and club culture Clubbing TV can take full advantage of the Yamgo mobile TV network to deliver audiences the most comprehensive catalogue of music entertainment available on mobile devices.  It’s great to have them on the network and allow consumers anywhere and at anytime to watch high quality dance music video.”

Clubbing TV, the home of electronic music, DJs and club culture, will be available on mobile devices worldwide with Yamgo at


Ian Mullins                              Gareth Mugford                                  Nikolay Nachev

CEO and Founder                    Head of Marketing                             Content Manager

+44 (0)1792 614691               +44 (0)1792 614691                           +33 1 80 84 54 84

Notes to Editors

About Yamgo Ltd

Yamgo is a mobile TV network that delivers live TV and video clips to mobile phones worldwide. Consumers use Yamgo to watch free TV on almost any mobile device and share the experience with friends. Media companies, broadcasters and service providers worldwide use Yamgo’s unique and end-to-end mobile TV solution to ingest, host, manage, optimise, deliver and monetise live TV and video on mobile devices.

Yamgo’s technology platform has been designed to maximise the compatibility across networks and phones. It does this by dynamically adapting video streams to address the different needs of more than 1,000 mobile devices and networks from 2.5G to Wi-Fi. Yamgo delivers the experiences of live television, primetime programming and video-on-demand services on all major device platforms including Java, Android, iPhone, iPad, Symbian and more.

Yamgo was founded in 2005 by Ian Mullins, an expert in mobile TV technology and publishing.  Ian led the team from producing made-for-mobile video clips to the development of a carrier grade mobile TV platform specialising in the delivery of real-time linear TV and catch up TV programming. His vision is to deliver free live TV and video to mobile phones around the globe and empower consumers with access to their favourite TV shows anytime anywhere. Yamgo has offices in Swansea and Oxford and a team of experts from the Mobile, IT and TV industries.

For more information about Yamgo’s managed end-to-end services and hosted content delivery technology and solutions, please visit:

About Clubbing TV

Clubbing TV is the 1st international 24/7 TV channel exclusively dedicated to electronic music, DJs and Club culture.

Clubbing TV is available worldwide with free access on BIS TV on line network & and in various IPTV/Triple Play or DVB-T offers in France, Belgium, Africa, Portugal, Poland, Austria…etc

Our aim is to offer a complete and global vision on the international Clubbing scene right through our different programs, each one showing a different face of this attractive and entertaining world.  And of course, Clubbing TV is offering a great selection of original electro-dance music videos rocking the styles from Dance & House Music to deep Techno Minimal, Trance, Chill Out and more.

Watch, Participate, Get In Touch, Celebrate, Dance… This is Clubbing TV

For more information about Clubbing TV, please visit:

Clubbing TV S.A.S 34, Avenue Des Champs Elysées, 75008 PARIS – France

A new single, “Lights Out”, will be released September 28, 2010 by recording artists Fallon and Felisha

A new single, “Lights Out”, will be released September 28, 2010 by recording artists Fallon and Felisha. “Lights Out” is a club-banging, fist-pumping tribute to being young and alive. It sets the party mood for anyone who wants to dance and embrace the moment. As Fallon describes it, “It’s one of my favorite songs to perform. I think our fans will appreciate the energy!”

Fallon and Felisha have had an impact on the music industry for many years. They started their careers alongside their sisters, Farrah and Neosha, in the popular R&B group, Cherish. Their debut album “Unappreciated”, received much critical acclaim. It was certified gold and debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, making them one of only a few R&B girl groups to hit the charts top five in almost a year. Their hit single, “Do It To It,” landed the number twelve spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 and was listed on many other Billboard charts including the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

The twins are currently building on the success and experience they had with the group Cherish and are now expanding their artistic genius toward a broader audience. In Felisha’s words,” I’ve always had a love and passion for pop music. Music, to me, is supposed to reflect who you really are, reaching across genres, and relating to individuals from all walks of life”.

Through their lyrics, they share insight into being young and dealing with relationships. They are inspired by an eclectic mix of artists, and drawing upon that inspiration they are ready to relate to a diverse group of people. In this new decade of a continuously changing music industry, Fallon and Felisha are ready to begin a new era.

The new single “Lights Out” will be available for downloads on iTunes, Amazon Mp3, Rhapsody, Napster, MySpace, eMusic and online store. The official website is also set to launch September 28, 2010.

Artist Manager
Aris Golemi
Ph: 404-808-6546
P. O Box 191731
Atlanta, GA 31119

For press inquiries and further information, please contact:
Margaret Moseley
Acting Director, Communications
Ph: 404-514-4258
Fax: 404-634-6909

Lucid Dream During Coma Possible, Claims St. Louis Author

Coma Story, a novel based on Diego Garcia depopulation, explores the link between dreams and creative problem solving.

St. Louis, MO, September 02, 2010 — Bringing together lucid dream concept and creative problem solving, at first, sounds illogical. Lucid dreaming has been researched scientifically, and its existence is well established. However, the power of the subconscious during coma is impossible to determine. Coma Story, ( ) a novel by Dr. Stephen Thompson, attempts to take its readers exactly to that dimension of alternate reality.
The novel centers on the Chagossians, who were forcibly relocated by British, to make way for a military base. The narrator, a coma survivor, along with Diego Garcia native, conspires to gain back the British-controlled islands without violence. The narrator’s fascinating coma journey, and challenging the superpowers, explores the link between conscious dreaming and creative problem solving. Coma Story welcomes readers into a remarkable double-life, and guides through a mind-opening voyage.

Coma Story is available at (ISBN: 978-1453696774). More details can be found at

About the Author:
Stephen Manoj Thompson, Ph,D., is an award wining, Indian-born American author, with a special interest in school dropout issues. He has a doctorate in Management Information Systems. Before moving to St. Louis, he lived in Singapore. Stephen came to public attention in 2008 for his acclaimed Land of Opportunity Forever. By his own account, Stephen Thompson is an accidental social writer. His first book was named a finalist for the Independent Booksellers Book of the Year Award. Thompson’s Coma Story, ( ) which centers on the forced displacement of Chagos natives, integrates coma with lucid dreaming to set the tone for a clever read.


Press and Media Contact:
Stephen Manoj Thompson, Ph.D.
St. Louis, MO 63110 USA
(636) 566-0004

New single So in Love on digital sale!

Singer, songwriter and composer Moh Dediouf is a world traveller. Born in Dakar in 1974, his influence is international. Through his music he has proven to be the personal manifesto of/for the Africa renewal.

From his early years in Dakar to his life in Europe, Moh Dediouf explored multiple influences (pop/rock, house music), that he blends with his African roots, thus creating a unique sound.

His debut, self-produced album, released in 2007, has already gained recognition: Moh is the first French artist to win the First Prize in the World Music Category at the International Songwriting Competition. His song Adouna was chosen among more than 15000 tracks and 100 countries.

Moh Dediouf is now working on his second album, Smile Way of Life, a humanistic project that gathers artists from the African continent but also North Africa, Switzerland, France…

And the winner is…

His talent was rewarded again this year, his track Africaaa being the only song from a French artist to be featured on the 2010 official World Cup Compilation Hello Afrika. The lyrics, which are both in Wolof and in English, convey the energy and the diversity of the African continent. Africaa has received full attention because it represents the richness of African music and symbolizes the African unity that so many artists want to promote.

I have a dream

A hopeless dream? Not so sure… A wind of renewal is blowing on Africa, putting African artists together, including Moh dediouf, all willing to reinvent the continent in their own way by promoting its cultural strengths. With his track So in Love, which is a hymn to universal love and a true call for brotherhood, the artist makes his mark for bringing peace to Africa.

Release of the single So in Love: 15th august 2010

For more info:
La Clique production
Contact Details: Arnaud Amat
La clique production
CMCI, 2 rue Henri Barbusse13001, Marseille