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OMG ! Thicker Than Water (The Tankards) Silence Critics with Mega Ratings Success for Bravo Media (NBC)

LIGHTNING RELEASES (12/31/2013) – There is an old adage that says “success will silence the critics“.   If that is indeed the case,  then Bravo Media (NBC) has not only silenced  the critics of it’s smash hit series “ Thicker Than Water “,  but have literally knocked their teeth out!  For the third consecutive week, Sunday’s 9pm airing of Thicker Than Water drew over 2 Million viewers and with just next Sunday’s finale to air, Thicker Than Water’s season-to-date... 
 

Dakota Security Systems, Inc. Donates $25,000 to Help Support Wounded Service Members through Wounded Warrior Project®.

Sioux Falls, SD   December 31st, 2013 – Dakota Security Systems, Inc. announced today plans to donate $25,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project®.  The donation will help support WWP’s numerous programs, which are addressing the urgent needs of this generation’s injured service members and their families. More than 50,000 servicemen and women have been physically injured in the recent military conflicts. In addition to the physical wounds, it is estimated as many as 400,000 service members live with the invisible... 
 

CEO of Crocs Retiring as $200 Million Stake Taken by Blackstone

John McCarvel the CEO of Crocs, Inc will retire and an investment of $200 million will be made by Blackstone Group LP in the form of convertible preferred stock as the colorful plastic clog maker struggles in its attempt to regain its lost popularity. The plastic shoemaker will utilize the funds to make more stock repurchases to $350 million, said the company based in Niwot, Colorado in a prepared statement. McCarvel is scheduled to step down sometime before the end of April of 2014. Crocs has attempted to revive its good fortunes after shoppers... 
 

Icahn and Apple Could Be Headed Toward a Showdown

Apple and Carl Icahn the activist investor seem to be headed toward a big showdown with the creator of iPad and iPhone urging shareholders to vote against the activist investor proposal of committing a minimum of $50 billion worth of a stock buyback. Icahn Partners and High River Limited made the proposal, and it will go to a vote at the annual shareholders meeting next year on February 28. In recommending a vote against the proposal, the Board at Apple as well as its management team said they now are thoughtfully considering all options for returning... 
 

S Jaishankar India Ambassador to US, welcomed by NRI’s & Indian Overseas Congress

Washington D.C. Sharon Davis. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, joined Indian Foreign Service in 1977, served in Moscow, studied Russian, Sri Lanka, Tokyo, Japan, Singapore, Press Secretary, for former President of India Shankar Dayal Sharma, many more important Foreign Affairs posts, in South Block,more recently Ambassador to China. S.Jaishankar has a distinguished IFS career, close to the heels of Foreign Secretary of India. S. Jainshankar was appointed as Indian’s Ambassador to United States in September 2013, taking charge in Washington D.C. on... 
 

Hyundai Motors Chief Stepping Down

John Krafick, the chief of Hyundai Motor America is stepping down. His successor will take over as CEO and president on January 1. David Zuchowski will succeed Krafick. Zuchowski joined the company in February of 2007 and is currently its executive vice president of sales. Hyundai described the new CEO as a veteran of 33 years in the automobile industry. Previously he worked with Mazda North America as its vice president of field operations and sales. Zuchowski started his career in the automotive industry in 1980 with Ford Motor Co., as a regional... 
 

Delta Computer Glitch Creates Low Fares

On Thursday, Santa was out and about with late Christmas presents courtesy of Delta Airlines. Delta acknowledged on Thursday that a computer glitch had caused tickets to become steeply discounted that were purchased online. Some of the tickets were offered for as little as $12.83. The lucky ticket holders celebrated the finding of the low fares on social media sites online. Included were flights for just $40 cross country and Boston flights to Honolulu for as little as $68. One Oklahoma travel agent, Cory Watkins, was able to purchase the best bargains... 
 

Bitcoin Remains An Unrecognized Brand In Search of An Image Despite Recent Global Frenzy

LIGHTNING RELEASES: Las Vegas (12/26/2013) – Despite the global Bitcoin frenzy in recent months, which saw the digital currency trading at a price on par with an ounce of gold, the currency remains very much unknown in mainstream America, according to an online survey conducted last week in the US by Las Vegas-based Primer Research, Inc. Of the internet users surveyed, 61% knew nothing about Bitcoin and only 19% had at least some knowledge of the currency.  In terms of its trustworthiness as a currency, only 10% of those surveyed... 
 

50 year anniversary of “The Demise of the SS Corfu Island”

LIGHTNING RELEASES (12/26/2013) – Wattle Publishing has published “The Demise of the SS Corfu Island” by Frixos Elia Sekkides. December 2013 marks the 50 year anniversary of when the SS Corfu Island ran aground off the coast of the Magdalen Islands. Anastasia Cavouras, Publisher of Wattle Publishing said: “We are delighted to have published this book as it depicts the personal account of one of the last remaining survivors and his colorful experiences as a mercantile sailor during the 1960’s.” Sekkides was born... 
 

50 year anniversary of “The Demise of the SS Corfu Island”

LIGHTNING RELEASES (12/26/2013) – Wattle Publishing has published “The Demise of the SS Corfu Island” by Frixos Elia Sekkides. December 2013 marks the 50 year anniversary of when the SS Corfu Island ran aground off the coast of the Magdalen Islands. Anastasia Cavouras, Publisher of Wattle Publishing said: “We are delighted to have published this book as it depicts the personal account of one of the last remaining survivors and his colorful experiences as a mercantile sailor during the 1960’s.” Sekkides was born... 
 

Jat Sikh NRI’s demand inclusion in India OBC, support Amarinder, Bajwa, Badal,Sukhbir-Indian Overseas Congress.

Washington DC. Indian Overseas Congress, has strongly supported the demand of the inclusion of Jat Sikhs, in Punjab and India, including Jat Sikh NRI’s, residing in United States and Canada, to be included in the Central government jobs and rights, under the Other Backwards Classes quota, in India. Jat Sikhs who constitute nearly 25 % of Punjab’s 3.7 crore population are considered the landed affluent and socially dominant castes in the State. All India Jat Maha Sabha, president Capt. Amarinder Singh, has written to Prime... 
 

Retailers Hope Discounts Post Christmas Will Help

This year the days that led up to Christmas Day were full of disappointing sales, many retailers hope that sales on products post-Christmas will entice shoppers that have become frugal. Forecasts for retail sales appear bleak after the retailers gave it their best effort with discounts that started as early as the weekend of Thanksgiving. However, many retailers are hoping that starting December 26, many shoppers will return with gift cards in hand. One retailer, Target Corp., said December 26 was the most popular shopping day to redeem gift cards... 
 

New Jersey Nutrition School Now Offers Courses in Classroom Setting as well as Online

Academy of Natural Health Sciences in Woodbridge, New Jersey is now offering courses both online as well as the classroom for their Clinical Nutrition and Holistic Health program.  This incredible program allows both local residents along with international students to take part of a popular program where participants will learn a vast amount of information about holistic health treatments.  Both programs are 500 hours for course completion and students will take a variety of courses take a variety of courses that includes Basic Nutrition,... 
 

Online Auction Underway for Florida Lake Home!

LIGHTNING RELEASES (Hawthorne, Florida) December 24, 2013 : RealEstateAuctions.com has announced an online auction for a beautiful Star Lake property and home. Located at 211 Star Lake Drive, this 1.9 acre lot includes a 3087 sq foot main home with 3 BR/BA, game room, sun room, garage and much more.The online auction runs now through January 16, 2014 on the company website: www.RealEstateAuctions.com. Two detached garages offers space galore for private office, work shop, fitness room and you can still store up to 8 vehicles. A 1 BR/1 BA apartment... 
 

President of India, release Sikh Prisoners, with Rs 10 Lakh Compensation, NRI’s & IOC President Vikram Bajwa

Vancouver BC (12/23/2013) – Non Resident Indians, across Canada and United States, are celebrating the spirit of Christmas, while some of them still hoping that their relatives, who are lodged in Prisons, across India, due to lapses,whose sentences, have been completed, to share the New Years with them. Indian Overseas Congress, executive and President Vikram Bajwa has  requested President of India, Shri. Pranab Mukherjee to intervene and issue a proclamation to compensate them with Rs. 10 Lakh each for the every Prisoner,... 
 
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