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Natasha Dematra Received Hero of Peace Prize

Natasha Dematra, the youngest female director in the world, received Hero of Peace Prize Award from the Royal Palace of Blahbatuh in Bali.

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia — Natasha Dematra, the youngest female director in the world, received Hero of Peace Prize Award from the Royal Palace of Blahbatuh in Bali. The prestigious award was given because of her contribution to peace and humanity. Natasha said that she felt honored to receive it and hopes to keep promoting peace in the future.

The Crown Prince of Blahbatuh, Anak Agung Ngurah Kakarsana, saluted the young director and wished she would carry the honor with her life as she fights for peace and keep her productive.

The Royal Palace of Blahbatuh was founded in 1583. The ancient kingdom consists of a 4.5 hectares area and was built with the concept of Tri Mandala. The Crown Prince is the 25th generation leader of this Kingdom. The Palace is also famous for its original mask of Gajah Mada that is kept sacred and only issued for specific traditional ceremonies or rituals.

Besides receiving the title as The Youngest Female Director in the World for her feature film “Mama, I Have To Go,” Natasha Dematra also received Best First-Time Director from American Movie Awards, a notable Film Festival which also gave an award to Steven Spielberg in 1982. Natasha also won Humanitarian Awards from many prestigious festivals. Her film music “Earth” was chosen as the opening film at the Film Festival in New York and was screened at The United Nations Climate Change Conference in Marrakech, Marocco. In addition to being a director, she is also an actress, singer, producer, film festival jury, and the Ambassador for Women and Ambassador for Peace.

Youtube link: https://youtu.be/6rmGVD8YNPM

Media Contact: Irene | Film Festivals Alliance | http://www.filmfestivalsalliance.org

San Francisco Business Times Honors United Way’s Anne Wilson as Most Admired CEO

Chief Executive Celebrated for Leading the Fight Against Bay Area Poverty.

San Francisco, CA, USA (November 14, 2014) — Anne Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of United Way of the Bay Area, was honored as a Most Admired CEO at the San Francisco Business Times gala awards dinner on Wednesday. This prestigious event honored the great leadership, vision and values of eleven San Francisco executives.

“The Most Admired CEOs Awards program is an opportunity to recognize the work and contributions of CEOs that make the Bay Area such a special place to live and work,” said Mary Huss, publisher of the San Francisco Business Times.

Wilson is recognized for transforming United Way of the Bay Area from a community fundraiser into a leader in the fight against poverty. United Way of the Bay Area runs five poverty-fighting programs across seven Bay Area counties, and touches the lives of hundreds of thousands each year. In 2010, the organization declared a goal to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020.

“We’ve reinvented ourselves, brought in new partners and aligned everything we do to create pathways out of poverty,” said Wilson.

The Chief Executive first joined United Way of the Bay Area more than thirty years ago while she was completing her master’s degree at the UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare. Wilson became the organization’s first female Chief Executive Officer in 2000, and for the last nine years she’s been named one of San Francisco Business Times’ Most Influential Women.

Also honored at the 2014 Most Admired CEO Awards were the following executives:

Regis Kelly, QB3
Bonnie Anderson, Veracyte
Larry Baer, San Francisco Giants
George John, Rocket Fuel
Alan Johnson, BevMo
Tom Lee, M.D., One Medical Group
Alex Mehran Sr., Sunset Development
Kim Popovits, Genomic Health
Hemant Shah, RMS
Julie Wainwright, The RealReal

About United Way of the Bay Area
United Way of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization, leading a movement to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020. We’re harnessing the collective power of nonprofits, government, corporations, labor and thousands of individuals to create change through giving, advocating, and volunteering. Every year, our programs – SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211, MatchBridge and Community Schools – help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect people to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. Founded in 1922, United Way of the Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties. For more information, visit http://www.uwba.org.

Media Contact:
Erica Johnson

Realter (Rltr) Approved As Official Title For Real Estate Professionals Worldwide

IPO Approves Realter [Rltr] as official title for real estate professionals worldwide

MARIKINA, PH, January 14, 2013, 5:16 am — /EPR NETWORK/ — There is a new officially approved professional title for real estate practitioners — Realter. This word will soon find its way as new entry in the dictionary, and it will read as follows:

REALTER. Definition: [A patented service mark. Pronunciation: \\rē(-ə)l-tər, rē-al-tər\\.Abbreviation: Rltr.. Plural: Realters. Verb intransitive: Realteer. Verb present participle: Realteering. Verb past participle: Realteered]. Referring to real estate service practitioners who are registered in Realter Society and given extension of license by its patent owner. Realter and its abbreviation Rltr are exclusively used as professional titles before the names of members of Realter Society worldwide.

After 14 months of due diligence by experts in the Intellectual Property Office Philippines (IPOPHIL), the RLTR REALTER SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL 2011, its website REALTERSOCIETY.ORG, its service mark (logo), and manner of use were finally approved on 28 September 2012; and awarded with Trademark Registration No. 42011990441.

Real estate practitioners anywhere around the world, regardless of nationality, who want to use this prestigious Realter (Rltr) professional title may individually apply for extension of patent license by registering in Realter Society. The innovator defines the term professional practitioner as a service provider who does it for a living (for a fee).

Qualified to register are real estate financiers; agents such as brokers, salespersons, auctioneers, referral agents, buyer agents; dealers, short sellers, operators of for-sale-by-owner (FSBO) advertising facilities; administrators of condominium and subdivision homeowners associations; general managers of hotels, resorts, and golf and country clubs; registrar of deeds; educators; builders such as developers, architects, interior designers, construction consultants; valuers such as appraisers, assessors; documenters such as liaison officers, publishers of real estate classified ads, photographers; and scholars.

Realter Society members get the following rights: (1) the right to use the patented Realter and Rltr professional titles and logo, (2) the right to enjoy the award policy of Realter Society, and (3) the right to wear exclusive insignia products of Realter Society.

A person with a Rltr title before his/her name need not explain too much that he/she is in the real estate sector. The Rltr title bearer enjoys the automatic public perception that he/she is a real estate service practitioner.

Rltr title operates like a powerful slogan; it is short, easily said, catchy, and has quick recall factor. Since it is a new title, having it in your business card would trigger curiosity, then it becomes a conversation starter which can possibly propagate to customer inquiries that may open up a wide door of business opportunities for the Rltr® title-bearer.

Realter Society is designed solely as REGISTRY of the Rltr® title users. Realter Society does NOT offer real estate products (such as house, lots, condo units, burial lots, etc.) nor services (such as agency, appraisal, build consultancy, etc.). Realter Society has no intention to compete with the respective businesses and organizations of its individual members.

The individual membership registration fee in Realter Society is P2.00 per day, prorated from the day the person registers up to the general renewal date of 28 September 2022. Incumbent Assessors of Local Government Units and Regional Directors of Registry of Deeds are exempted from the membership fee.

The innovator of this new professional title is Rltr. John R. Petalcorin, born in Maramag Bukidnon PH in 1973, a product of the College of Economics and Management of the University of the Philippines at Los Banos, and a licensed real estate broker since 1998 specialized in pro bono consumer rights advocacy and peer coaching.



Rltr. John Odonnell R. Petalcorin
Founder, Realter Society
#5 Houston Street, Rancho 3
Concepcion Dos
1811 Marikina City, Philippines

Email: JohnPetalcorin@Gmail.com
CellPhone: 63921-7172040 (Smart)
Mobile Land-line in Metro Manila: 632-5830858
Website: http://realtersociety.org

TCG Receives Prestigious Awards at the Fourth Annual Florida Communities of Excellence Ceremony

MIAMI – Apr. 12, 2012 – The Continental Group (TCG), a FirstService Residential Management company, received numerous recognitions at the Fourth Annual Florida Communities of Excellence Awards hosted on Friday, March 30, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Conference Center in Hollywood, Florida.


Sponsored by the Florida Community Association Journal, the awards recognize communities from across the state that are setting the standards in meeting today’s communities’ challenges and for outstanding achievements that benefit residents, enhance property values and contribute to the quality of life in Florida. A panel of independent experts, including representatives of leading state and local government departments and agencies, judged the awards. With 10 award categories, winners were chosen from both smaller communities (fewer than 400 units) as well as larger communities.


The 2012 “Managers of Excellence” Award included TCG Community Association Managers, Kathy Jean Pinchuk of Valencia Shores in Lake Worth and Kristoffer Schaeffer of Solaire at the Plaza in Orlando, who were inducted during the Florida Communities of Excellence Conference & Awards Ceremony, which honored a total of seven of the state’s outstanding Community Association Managers. The managers were chosen based on the cumulative performance of their associations.

The Carbonell Condominium in Brickell Key won in the small communities’ category forEnergy & Water Conservation (Non-Landscaping)” for its sustainable practices and resource conversation programs. Other TCG managed properties recognized were Edgewater Condominium of Broward County in Coral Springs and Anclote Point Town Home in Tarpon Springs, which both won in the small communities’ categoryThe Comeback Kid.” This award presented by BB&T Association Services recognizes communities whose boards and managers have developed and implemented successful turnaround programs by revitalizing distressed properties.


“The Continental Group strives to bring the industry’s top professionals and finest resources together to deliver exactly what our associations and residents need to thrive,” said Tim O’Keefe, President of TCG.  “We are proud of the TCG communities and professional staff that were recognized in the different categories of the Communities of Excellence Awards.”


The Continental Group was also a Diamond-level sponsor of the awards program joined by other sponsors who have business interests dedicated to the servicing the needs of residents of condominiums and homeowner associations.

About The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards

The Florida Communities of Excellence Awards is a unique recognition program that shines a spotlight on the positive and productive initiatives taking place in condominiums, homeowners associations and cooperatives across Florida. Now in its fourth year, the independently judged program enables the top communities in the state to promote their accomplishments and raise their profiles while documenting their success and enabling others to learn from their examples. For more information, please visit communitiesofexcellence.net

About The Continental Group, Inc.

Founded in 1990, The Continental Group’s corporate headquarters is located in Hollywood, FL.

It also has regional offices in Boca Raton, Miami, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Vero Beach, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg, Jacksonville and Destin. The company is the largest manager of condominium and homeowner associations in the state, and one of South Florida’s leading private sector employers.


Today, The Continental Group manages and maintains 1,500 Associations and more than 310,000 residential units. As the leading community association management company in Florida, Continental pioneered many of the practices widely utilized throughout the industry today.


The Continental Group is a subsidiary of FirstService Residential Management (FSR). FSR is the largest manager of residential communities in North America, overseeing more than 5,600 properties and over 1.3 million residential units.  FSR is a subsidiary of FirstService Corporation (NASDAQ: FSRV, TSX: FSV), a global leader in the rapidly growing real estate services sector, providing a variety of services in commercial real estate, residential property management and property services. More information about FirstService is available at firstservice.com.


To learn more about The Continental Group, call (954) 925-8200, toll-free: (800) 215-2316 or visit tcgmgt.com.

The En Sound Music Awards Heads For Atlanta GA On July 29, 2012

The En Sound Music Awards, one of Gospel’s most recognized awards events of its kind, will be heading to the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in the city of Decatur, GA on July 29, 2012 and promises to be an evening packed with great performances and surprises.

New York, NY (USA), Tuesday – February 14, 2012 — The En Sound Music Awards, one of Gospel’s most recognized awards events of its kind, will be heading to the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in the city of Decatur, GA on July 29, 2012 and promises to be an evening packed with great performances and surprises.

This year, the event will be held for only one day and will honor longtime Gospel music Radio Personality, Big Brother CJ.

Founded in 2006 by independent gospel recording artist and Founder of En Sound Entertainment, Delroy Souden, this award ceremony has created a buzz on all continents and is one of the most talk-about event of its kind in Gospel music. Its purpose is to recognize independent Christian and gospel artists – who are often ignored by other awards shows that cater to major-label artists.

“There’s hardly a day that goes by when someone doesn’t ask, when is the next En Sound Music Awards ( http://www.ensoundmusicawards.org ) or, Are you accepting submissions for the next En Sound Music Awards?” Souden said.

Trophies will be handed out in 16 categories this year in such categories including Male Vocalist of the Year; Female Vocalist of the Year; Song of the Year and Artist of the Year and Song of the Year among others, and performances from Atlanta’s own Delra Harris and others. The host of the evening will be announced in the coming weeks.

Requirements for the En Sound Music Awards include but not limited to artist visibility on the web; Internet/Terrestrial radio; press releases; blogs; interviews; album reviews; television appearances; busy performance schedules etc., and must become a member of the Christian Internet Radio Association (www.1cira.org) before April 30, 2012. Artists wishing to submit their professionally produced and packaged CD releases or mp3 files to be considered, must do so no later than April 30, 2012 to:

En Sound Music Awards – PO Box 32507, Newark, NJ 07102-0907 ( http://www.ensoundmusicawards.org )

Voting for the 2012 En Sound Music Awards will take place online and via text messaging and anyone over the age of 13 will be able to vote for his or her favorite artists. En Sound Entertainment is elated that this event will be held in Georgia, and everyone who will be in attendance can expect a spirit-filled evening that features some of the finest independent Christian artists of today.

Press & Media Contact:
Delroy Souden
En Sound Music Awards
PO Box 32507
Newark, NJ 07102 – USA

ABIBA Systems wins coveted Red Herring Asia Awards 2010

ABIBA Systems selected as a 2010 Red Herring Asia

Top 100 Tech Company

Bangalore, India –  ABIBA Systems, a fast growing Telecom BI & Analytics software provider has been announced as a 2010 Red Herring 100 Asia Winner. Red Herring announced its Top 100 Asia Award in recognition of the leading private companies from Asia, celebrating these organizations’ innovations and technologies across their respective industries.

ABIBA Systems inclusion into this reputed list of winners is a result of its product philosophy i.e. pre built and telecom domain specific products, business user driven solutions and consulting led approach. Prominent winners  of  the  Red  Herring  Awards  in  the  past  include  Facebook, Twitter, Google,  Yahoo!,  Skype, YouTube and EBay  etc. Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising new companies and entrepreneurs.

“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across Asia to the Top 100 Winners. We believe ABIBA Systems embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. ABIBA Systems should be proud of its accomplishment, as the competition was very strong.”

Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated the companies on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track record and standing of startups relative to their sector peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models in Asia.

About Red Herring

Red Herring is a global media company uniting the world’s best high technology innovators, venture investors, and business decision-makers in a variety of forums: a leading innovation magazine; an online daily technology news service; technology newsletters, and major events for technology leaders around the globe.

More information about Red Herring is available on the Internet at www.redherring.com.

About ABIBA Systems

ABIBA Systems is a BI & Analytics Software company from Bangalore. ABIBA has chosen to tread the path of developing pre-built BI and Analytics products for Telecom with the objective of improving the business performance of our clients. It’s product portfolio includes ChampionTM, TeleViewTM, TeleRASTM and TIMSTM . ABIBA helps its clients to enhance their decision making capabilities through its domain led consulting approach.
More information about ABIBA is available on the Internet at: www.abibasystems.com

For additional information: contact@abibasystems.com

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 ( http://wwprpressreleases.blogspot.com/2010/08/justin-bieber-rihanna-and-luciana-are.html ) – 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, [ http://cbs4.com/wbfs ] R&R TV [ http://www.rrtv.com ] (Direct TV, [ http://www.directv.com ] channel 354), My Channel UK [ http://www.countrychannel.co.uk ] (Sky TV, [ http://www.sky.com ] channel 219) and CaribVision [ http://www.caribvision.tv ] – 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