Actyl Group Assists Employers After Ban Lifted on TFW Program for Fast Food Restaurants

Company’s team is well trained in the new changes made by Citizenship & Immigration Canada.

REGINA, Saskatchewan (June 22, 2014) — In the wake of a recent overhaul of Canada’s Temporary Foreign Worker Program (TFWP), international workforce solutions firm Actyl Group has trained its staff on all of the new rules and regulations associated with the program.

The broad changes, announced June 20, are intended to prevent abuse and make it more difficult for employers to hire workers from outside the country. As part of these efforts, businesses and organizations in high-unemployment regions will not be allowed to bring in temporary foreign workers, and there will be caps placed on the number of TFWs employers across the country can hire. The ban on TFWs for fast food businesses, however, has been lifted.

“Although these recent changes to the TFWP in Canada will make it more difficult for employers to leverage it, there are still many opportunities to find, recruit and hire skilled workers,” said Linda West, president and CEO of Actyl. “Our firm has been able to project these changes and is ahead of the curve when it comes to the latest updates imposed by the federal government. As a result, our team is very well positioned to help businesses with both domestic and international worker recruitment.”

While the TFWP will still exist, there will also be a new category created called the International Mobility Program. Changes to the overall program include an increase in the number of inspections to 25 percent of all organizations using the TFWP each year. There will also be an increase in the application fee to $1,000 per worker requested, up from $250 previously.

In addition, businesses found to be abusing the program will have to pay a fine of up to $100,000, and the Canada Border Services Agency will receive more funding to pursue criminal investigations against potential abusers. Employers with TFWs on staff will also be listed in public records.

“Because of this recent overhaul, businesses with temporary foreign workers must make sure that they are in full compliance with the law,” said West. “Actyl has been the first recruitment firm to train its staff on these changes, and we know how to effectively and legally help you find and manage the skilled workers who will allow your business grow and thrive.”

Actyl Group is a widely respected firm that helps its clients create workforce solutions customized to their specific needs. The company has decades of industry expertise and experience, providing Canadian businesses and organizations with the best immigration solutions and job candidates. To learn more, visit

Please direct inquiries to: Linda West (888) 883-2731

4th Annual Animals Online Art Competition Announced

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 4th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition for the month of July 2014.

Jupiter, FL, USA (June 22, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 4th Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition for the month of July 2014. 2D and 3D artists (including photography) from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for possible inclusion into the Gallery’s August 2014 online group exhibition. The gallery encourages entries from artists, regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best “Animal” art. For this theme, Animal art will include mammals, birds and any animals that live in the water.

A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of August 2014. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places. Also, 5 Honorable Mention places will be awarded. In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, Special Merit and Special Recognition awards will also be given as well. The submission process and the deadline will end on July 27, 2014.

Winning artists of the “Animals” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcements, and social media marketing and promotion in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement.

In addition to the above, artists shall also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Event Catalogue, Press Releases and “Leveraging Your Success” marketing materials if they place in this exhibition.

Interested artists should provide the gallery with your best “Animal” art now or before the July 27th deadline. For more information and to apply online here

About Light Space & Time Online Gallery

Light Space & Time – Online Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. Their online gallery website can be viewed here:

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458

Dr. Alanna Junaid Joins Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre

Dr. Junaid is a recent recipient of the University Gold Medal, CDA national research award.

Winnipeg, MB (June 22, 2014) — Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre, an established clinic specializing in cosmetic dentistry, neuromuscular dentistry and TMD treatment, has welcomed a new member to its team.

Dr. Alanna Junaid recently received her dentistry designation from the University of Manitoba. She graduated with Honours and is the Gold Medalist in Dentistry for her graduating year. Last year she won a national research award from the Canadian Dental Association, the first time in more than 20 years that a Manitoba student has claimed that award. Dr. Junaid joins Dr. Allan Winchar and Dr. Raynaldo Todescan at Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Junaid to our outstanding team,” said Dr. Winchar, lead dentist. “Her recent awards and achievements have demonstrated her talent, skill and commitment to providing exceptional care and attention to her patients. As our clinic continues to grow, we are confident that our patients and staff members will benefit from Dr. Junaid’s knowledge and expertise in the field of dentistry.”

Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre is one of Winnipeg’s first boutique-style dental practices. Founded in 1994, it specializes in cosmetic dentistry, TMD treatment, neuromuscular dentistry and dental treatment for snoring. The staff at the clinic is dedicated to providing first-rate dentistry services to its clients, with personal consultations, honest communication and expert-driven care.

Dr. Winchar graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1975. One of the first practitioners of neuromuscular dentistry in Canada, he is considered a leader in the field. He received his mastership at the International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, and is currently a member of several dentistry associations. Dr. Winchar’s dentistry philosophy centers on a non-surgical and preventive approach, catering to the long-term health and comfort of his patients.

“Since we opened our practice almost 20 years ago, Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre has become known for providing top-notch dental care. We are constantly striving to better serve our clients’ needs,” Dr. Winchar said. “Dr. Junaid will be an excellent addition to our staff as we work to grow the practice and continue providing high-quality dental care to people across the Winnipeg area.”

Tuxedo Edge Dental Centre is located at 2020E Corydon Ave. in Winnipeg. To learn more about the practice, visit

Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Allan Winchar, 204-888-3708

Forum to focus on ever-dynamic sectors in petrochemical industry

After petrochemicals and fertilizers, polymers is the third largest in the GCC chemicals industry representing 18.4% of region’s total production capacity. Over the past 5 years, polymers industry in GCC has seen a remarkable growth of CAGR 17%. Taking into account all the proposed projects currently under various stages of development, the forecasts show continuous growth in plastics industry in the region. Focusing on the downstream industries and plastics conversion, Fleming Gulf will be organising the 2nd edition of the Kingdom Polymers & Plastics Forum on 20-22 October, 2014 at Saudi Arabia.

The first edition of the Kingdom Polymers & Plastics Forum was acknowledged as a very informative Forum with over 100 attendees. It highlighted the latest developments in the downstream industry with discussions elaborating the trends in the region‘s plastic converter sector. The Forum kicked off with an exclusive one-day workshop hosted by SIPCHEM. Decision makers, industry leaders and pioneers representing petrochemical plants, plastic converters, machinery providers, polymer & compounding solution providers and master-batch manufacturers, had gathered at the venue.

In Association with the Delegation of German Industry & Commerce for Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Yemen (AHK Saudi Arabia), the 2nd Kingdom Polymers & Plastics Forum will have speakers from Society of Plastics Engineers, Green Kingdom Industries, Schuetz, Saudi Plastics Factory, Triomada Plastics Inc., RAK Therm and many more. The forum will throw spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s & the rest of Middle East’s various sectors like convertor, packaging, pipes, cables and wires.It will also have interactive panel discussions on current market scenario of plastic processing sector, polyolefins & polypropylene – outlook & challenges and update on latest technologies for manufacturing.


Fleming Gulf is a leading provider of business intelligence through industry specific conferences, webinars and skills enhancement training courses by leveraging our network of industry influencer’s with specialist knowledge to provide organisations the winning edge that makes a difference in their decision making in today’s competitive business landscape.

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Alphy Nangani
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Emerging Singer-Songwriter Roxanna to Release Debut Album Exotica on July 8

“I believe the world is hungry to hear songs about love. Enough about bad romance and hate and war. Music should be easy on the ear.”

Hollywood, CA, June 21, 2014- Entering into the music world with a devastating heartbreak, the incomparable Roxanna penned “Unforgotten,” a sorrowful but soulful song, threaded with hope for tomorrow. “That song was my therapy,” Roxanna notes. “It just poured out of me, and helped me believe all of this happened for a reason.”

With the introduction to Exotica, lead single “<a href=’’>Close Your Eyes</a>” takes you on a personal journey with its dramatic storyline and emotional lyrics, Roxanna’s heartfelt message is strongly emphasized by the elegance of her gorgeous vocals. “There is a light at the end of the tunnel, after every storm there is a rainbow, just an overall hope in the end.”

<a href=’’>Roxanna</a> believes, “Music should bring pleasure, it should be elegant and relaxing. It’s all about friendship, pleasure, romance, love and beauty.” Roxanna’s world of experience is translated through her passion for music and songwriting. She was born in Iran in the midst of an ongoing war with Iraq. As a child, she turned to music for balance and tranquility, religiously mimicking the English-language songs of Olivia Newton-John.

After traveling the world and experiencing both heartbreak and love, Roxanna has teamed up with the best in the industry to release Exotica, a collection of stories that are universal and inspiring.

<a href=’’>Roxanna</a> is determined to craft every song and lyric as relatable to whomever will take a listen with the intention to always spread love and healing through her romantic songs and stories. It was while studying to be a nurse that Roxanna witnessed first hand the healing power of music. Roxanna sang each night to a young man battling cancer. When he was released, the man’s father said to her, “My son is better because of the way you sang to him.” With that, she realized that music, like medicine is a great healer and it was then hat she realized she needed to pursue signing as a career.

For her full-length album, she contacted well-known producer Mark Portmann credited with working with Julio Iglesias, Barbra Streisand, and Christina Aguilera. It was her rendition of Aguilera’s “Lift Me Up” that convinced Portmann to bring Roxanna under his wing. And what spawned from their collaboration was Exotica, a seamless, mastered mix of adult contemporary, classic pop, and world music.

Listening through the album, you’ll be taken on a journey of love … from the first moment of flirtation to the confidence you find with everlasting love.

Featuring a string of romantic songs including new renditions of The Hollies 1972 hit song, “The Air That I Breathe,” and Lionel Richie’s 1984 smash hit, “Hello”.

Music Fans can find Roxanna on the following social media platforms:


Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323 806-0400

Mountainsong Galleries Announces Art Exhibition with Local Students

Mountainsong Galleries Announces Art Exhibition with Local Students Who Participated in a Workshop by Master Artist Albert Handell Saturday, July 5 5:30pm

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, June21, 2014 – <a href=’’>Mountainsong Galleries</a> on Ocean Avenue in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California is the place to find more of today’s OPA and AIS Master Artists than anywhere in the World. The gallery owners Jonathan and Lucinda Mountainsong have created a friendly, fun upbeat setting filled with contemporary Master Artists. Mountainsong represents some of the greatest artists of our time from coast-to-coast.

<a href=’’>Mountainsong Galleries</a> recently hosted a solo exhibition for Master Artist Albert Handell. Handell is a credentialed Master Artist in both the Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionist Society. Handell is the poster child for overcoming adversity. As a child he was sickly and his Mother would not permit him to go outside to play. He was restricted to the sidewalk outside his home with a box of chalk. From this childhood he emerged as one of the greatest pastelists of our time, having been nominated to the Pastel Hall of Fame over three decades ago.

Most recently, Handell was awarded the Bronze Medal in the Masters Category at the 2013 OPA National Exhibition for his oil painting, L’Abre, which currently hangs at Mountainsong Galleries. His works have hung in museums from coast-to-coast including the prestigious Butler Institute of American Art.

Handell hosted a workshop this past May with several local Monterey County residents who are inspiring artists. On Saturday, July 5th at 5:30 p.m.

workshop participants will have their paintings on display at the prestigious <a href=’’>Mountainsong Galleries</a> which only hangs works by OPA and AIS Masters.

The Details:
• Saturday, July 5th
• 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
• Location: Ocean Avenue between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea
• View 18 pieces of art from Albert Handell workshop participants (2 of the students whose work will be on display are from Monterey County!)
• Meet Albert Handell – Master Artist, Living Legend
• Sip wine
• Enjoy a nibble
• Event is complimentary and open to the public
• RSVP required (831) 626-0600

Save the Dates:
The gallery has announced a series of upcoming exhibitions from July – October 2014 including the First in the World OPA Masters Only Show in July. Save the dates for these upcoming exhibitions. (all receptions open to the public with an RSVP)
• First in the World OPA Masters Only Show: July 25 – August 24
o Opening Reception July 25 5:00 – 8:00 All OPA Masters
• Oil Painters of America Western Regional Show: August 30 – September 30
o Opening Reception August 30 5:00 – 8:00
o The list of artists who have been juried into this event has not yet been made public.
• Huihan Liu & Weizhen Liang – Couples Show: October 4 – October 31
o Opening Reception October 4 5:00 – 7:00
o Huihan Liu, AISM, OPAM and his wife Weizhen Liang, AISM
Details on Mountainsong Galleries:
• Location: Ocean Avenue between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, California View Map
• Phone: (831) 626-0600
• Private Viewings By Appointment – Call 831-233-8255
• Website:
• Hours of Operation Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6 (Closed Tuesday and Wednesday)

Marci Bracco Cain
Mountainsong Galleries
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396

Singer, Songwriter, and Actor Carl Thornton Releases Debut Dance Single “Get Up!” on Amazon and iTunes

STREAM “GET UP!” ON REVERBNATION. “I am a fun loving, live life to the fullest individual, who always sees the glass as half full and firmly believes in the motto “nothing ventured, nothing gained.”

Los Angeles, CA, June 21, 2014 – Triple threat talent Carl Thornton debuts the perfect summer dance anthem that will inspire and ignite the clubs with his debut single, “Get Up!” From the opening notes, one can hear a melodic and irresistible drive with an electrifying and pulsating beat that entices you to move with unabashed joy until the song is over.

After traveling the world and performing professionally for ten years, Carl has not lost sight of his goals from an early age where he vowed that singing was what he was destined to do. “Get Up!” is the very first song Carl has written where he confidently steps out as an artist.

Blending velvety, rich vocals, the song is both rhythmic and the flawless mix of pop and electronic music taking inspiration from Usher, Calvin Harris, and Avicii.

“GET UP!” is now available at iTunes, Amazon, and Four exclusive remixes will be released soon with an accompanying music video shot at Harlem Gay Pride Parade in June 2014 and will be released later this summer.

Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323 806-0400


New Millennia Reduces Processing Time of Temporary Work in UK by 70% with AuraPortal

The use of AuraPortal BPM suite has enabled New Millennia Group Plc to offer a solution for temporary employment agencies in the United Kingdom that complies with Agency Workers Regulations (AWR).

Woburn, MA, June 21, 2014 – AURA (, a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced that the implementation of its BPM software at New Millennia has allowed agencies, temporary workers and end clients to work over Internet through personalized portals and to interact with AuraPortal processes; thus creating one of the most sophisticated digital interfaces in the UK recruitment industry.

AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix report and by other renowned analyst firms.

New Millennia has implemented over 30 classes of BPM process, from the creation of employee records right through to the control of payroll processing, all with automated alerts, alarms and notifications, and within the compliance requirements stipulated by HM Revenue & Customs and AWR.

Given the complexity of New Millennia’s administrative processes and the need to comply with the ever changing government laws, the implementation was never expected to be easy. But as Don Payne, Managing Director of New Millennia, comments, “AuraPortal was the only company that accepted our challenge and met it with great success. Everything could be created through the BPM without the need for any programming, just as they said.”

“You need to find the right product, but it is also very important to find a supplier who provides a high level of service, who uses the time necessary to properly train those who analyze and model the company processes and who offers a personalized service. If you have this -and we really do have all of this with AuraPortal- the rest of the project should flow automatically.”

About New Millennia
New Millennia Group Plc provides administrative resources and solutions exclusively for the companies that manage temporary employment in the UK.
New Millennia’s business model handles around 22 billion pound sterling per annum in the UK temporary employment industry. It provides invoice funding, credit insurance, payroll processing and administrative resources to independent temporary employment agencies on a national level. New Millennia has been developing this activity since 2000 and operates as an association or by government license to develop its work.

About Aura (
AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

It is headquartered in Europe and has an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Nina Moon
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472

Alan Wolton receives Prestigious award from Oil Painters of America Distinguished Artist of the Year

Wolton has 4 Pieces Currently on Display at Mountainsong Galleries and will participate in the “First in the World Oil Painters of America’s Masters Only Show”, hosted by Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA, June 21, 2014 – Wolton has 4 Pieces Currently on Display at <a href=’’>Mountainsong Galleries</a> and will participate in the “First in the World Oil Painters of America’s Masters Only Show”, hosted by Mountainsong Galleries in Carmel, California, July 25 through August 24, 2014

* First in the World OPA Masters Only Show:  July 25 – August 24
o Opening Reception July 25 5:00 – 8:00  All OPA Masters
o Exclusive opportunity: Masters Dinner for Saturday, July 26 from 6:00 – 8:00. Anyone who purchases a Master’s painting before or during the Opening of the First in the World OPA Masters Only Show will be invited to dinner with the Masters.
o Artists for the show include:  Alan Wolton, Daniel Greene, Kevin Macpherson; Everett Raymond Kinstler and more. Complete list available upon request.

<a href=’’>Mountainsong Galleries</a> in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, is committed to representing more credentialed OPA and AIS Master Artists than any gallery in the entire world. Mountainsong also represents some of the best bronze, glass and furniture artists today.

Background on Alan Wolton
Renowned artist and Sedona resident, Alan Wolton has just returned from Bennington, Vermont, where he was the recipient of the Distinguished Artist of the Year from Oil Painters of America – “OPA.”

Already an “OPAM” – recognized as “master painter” by the group, Wolton has had an illustrious career spanning six decades.

Wolton’s work has been accepted by the Royal Academy of London, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, and the Paris Salon. He has also been a  Master Charter Member of the Society of American Impressionists and a member of Plein Air Painters of Northern California.

His work has been exhibited all over the world, including London, Johannesburg and Paris. His peripatetic nature has led to the creation of powerful art from many beautiful places, including his original South African home, New Zealand and Europe – notably Venice.

An excerpt from the OPA’s announcement about the award states, “Alan Wolton is indulging in an artistic freedom brought about by his years of development and the confidence of maturity. Following international recognition, his paintings now show a revised simplicity of statement. Technically, Mr. Wolton´s work is unquestionable. His list of credentials and exhibitions over the years is very impressive.”

In his own words Wolton claims, “Generally, I am not too affected by awards but this decision by the Oil Painters of America Masters, notably retiring OPA president Neil Patterson, along with Masters Zhiwei Tu, Charles Movalli and others, has truly touched my heart. The kindness and honor these wonderful folk showered upon me will remain a lifetime high!”

Regarding his work, the artist recently said, “I like my paintings to stop passers-by who had only by accident caught a glimpse of the picture. What they see should be breathtakingly different, delightfully fresh, something emotionally appetizing and a joy. A subconscious visual high spiked by a happy relationship of colors, tones, forms and cleanliness.”

The award comes on the heels of the publication of “The Art of Alan Wolton,” a 348-page hardbound book which is at once a memoir, a close look at how paintings are made, and a retrospective of a lifetime’s achievement, including more than 400 color images of artworks from every period of the artist’s life. The book is available from, and local residents can find it at the Sedona Public Library.

Oil Painters of America is a not-for-profit organization representing more than 4,000 artists throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. OPA is dedicated to preserving and promoting excellence in representational art. Its primary focus is to draw attention to the lasting value of fine drawing, color, composition and the appreciation of light on canvas.

The mission of OPA is to advance the cause of traditional, representational fine art by providing a forum in which artists can display their art in regional and national competitions. In addition, the organization is committed to providing educational opportunities to its members through its newsletter, critique program, scholarships, workshops, seminars, and demonstrations by today’s masters.

Details on <a href=’’>Mountainsong Galleries</a>:
· Location: Ocean between San Carlos and Mission Carmel-by-the-Sea, California • View Map
· Phone: (831) 626-0600
· Private Viewings By Appointment – Call 831-233-8255
· Website:
· Hours of Operation

o Monday – Saturday 10 – 6 and Sunday 12-6
· List of Master Artists
o Daniel E. Greene, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
o Everett Raymond Kinstler, N. A., AWS, PSA, OPAMaster
o Neil Patterson, OPAMaster, President, Oil Painters of America
o Debra Joy Groesser, AIS, President, American Impressionist Society
o Cyrus Afsary, OPAMaster
o Kenn Backhaus, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Clayton J. Beck III, AISMaster
o Harley Brown, OPAMaster
o Nancy Bush, AISMaster
o John Michael Carter, OPAMaster
o William T. Chambers, OPAMaster
o Nancy Seamons Crookston, OPAMaster
o Kim English, AISMaster
o Albert Handell, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o David Hettinger, OPAMaster
o Doug Higgins, OPAMaster
o Quang Ho, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o William Scott Jennings, OPAMaster
o Steven Lang, OPAMaster
o Jeff Legg, OPAMaster
o Calvin Liang, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Weizhen Liang, AISMaster
o Huihan Liu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Kevin Macpherson, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Ned Mueller, OPAMaster
o Paul Mullally, OPAMaster
o Joyce Pike, OPAMaster
o Joan Potter, OPAMaster
o William Schneider, AISMaster
o Craig Tennant, OPAMaster
o Zhiwei Tu, AISMaster, OPAMaster
o Jeffrey R. Watts, OPAMaster
o William Whitaker, OPAMaster
o Alan Wolton, OPAMaster
o Jim Dietz, Premier Automobile and Military Artist
o Randy Strong who has three of his exquisite glass pieces in the Louvre in Paris

Marci Bracco Cain
Mountainsong Galleries
PO Box 3396
Ocean Avenue 3 SE Of San Carlos
Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93921-3396