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News Article | April 28, 2017
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For a second year, AFTCO and the CCA have expanded their relationship as they collectively work toward their common goal to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of our coastal resources. This year, AFTCO becomes the official clothing website partner of the CCA National, will donate product to support more than 225 local chapter banquets, and work closely with both the national and state organizations on a variety of issues. AFTCO has long used its line of Fishing Clothing and Saltwater Fishing Tackle to support ocean conservation. Through AFTCO’s 10% Pledge to Protect & Conserve, AFTCO & the Shedd family have contributed more than 10% of company profits to help protect our ocean resources and ensure a sustainable fishery for future generations. To this effect, in 2017 AFTCO will expand on its line of co-branded AFTCO x CCA apparel. Anglers will soon be able to purchase a CCA Hooded Performance Shirt & CCA Sun Masks on AFTCO.com. AFTCO x CCA Hats and Performance Shirts will remain available for sale. With every purchase of a CCA by AFTCO product, a $5 Donation will be used to fund the CCA conservation efforts nationwide. While AFTCO and the CCA have both extensively fought for similar causes, the two organizations recently became closely aligned when AFTCO President, Bill Shedd, joined with other California sport fishing leaders to spearhead the formation of a CCA California Chapter. The CCA California Chapter formalized the CCA’s national strong hold in the coastal U.S., and plays a critical future role in the CCA’s ability to represent the interests and conservation of all saltwater anglers. AFTCO and the CCA are committed to marine conservation and protecting anglers' access to healthy marine resources. Together, the leadership of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) and AFTCO will make the protection of our marine resources and the interests of anglers a top priority to ensure a sustainable fishery for generations to come. ABOUT CCA - The purpose of the CCA is to advise and educate the public on conservation of marine resources. The Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) is a non-profit organization with coastal state chapters spanning the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Seaboard, and the Pacific Northwest. CCA began in 1977, after drastic commercial overfishing along the Texas coast decimated redfish and speckled trout populations. The objective of CCA is to conserve, promote, and enhance the present and future availability of those coastal resources for the benefit and enjoyment of the general public. ABOUT AFTCO - The American Fishing Tackle Company (AFTCO) was established in 1958 within the confines of a Newport Beach, California, basement. The creation of the AFTCO Roller Guide advanced big game fishing to new heights, and became the standard seen on top offshore boats worldwide. In 1989, AFTCO introduced its first line of AFTCO Fishing Clothing. Today, consumers recognize AFTCO for its purpose-built saltwater fishing tackle, and outdoor clothing for the protection it provides anglers from the elements.


News Article | May 18, 2017
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Building Industry Association (BIA) Baldy View Chapter efforts to foster collaborative relationships with fellow professional associations in the building disciplines scored a major success as Chapter President Ali Sahabi of Optimum Group LLC, announced the event’s historic partnering with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Inland California Chapter for its 9 a.m., Friday June 2, Fourth Annual Housing Policy Conference in Ontario. “The BIA Baldy View Chapter is pleased to announce a new partnership with the American Institute for Architects Inland California Chapter,” said Sahabi. “As part of our efforts to forge new relationships and partnerships with other professional trade associations, this year’s Housing Policy Conference is eligible for three hours of AIA HSW Continuing Education credits after attending the event at the Double Tree Hotel, 222 Vineyard Avenue in Ontario. The Conference marks the forth in a series to enable building professionals, policymakers and other interested parties to explore the latest public policy priorities at the Federal, State, Regional and Local levels." “I am proud to have fostered a new relationship with the AIA Inland California Chapter and look forward to working with them and other trade associations in the region to ensure our industry has a strong and diverse voice when advocating for critical issues,” he added. This marks the first partnership between the BIA Baldy View Chapter, which represents the interests of building industry professionals in San Bernardino and eastern Los Angeles counties and the AIA which represents architects by focusing on creating valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings, neighborhoods and communities by advocating for public policies that promote economic vitality and public wellbeing, added BIA/BV Chief Executive Officer Carlos Rodriguez. This year’s event features Keynote Speaker California Housing & Community Development Director Ben Metcalf, with special guest speakers Sahabi, San Bernardino Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert Lovingood (1st Dist.) and San Bernardino Board of Supervisors Vice-Chairman Curt Hagman (4th Dist.). Additional speakers and panelists will provide insights into Washington D.C. and Sacramento housing policy debates from the Chapter’s National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) and California Building Industry Association (CBIA) legislative staff, added Rodriguez. Guest panelists assessing state and local policies will include noted area builders Randall Lewis of Lewis Operating Corp, Mark Torres of Lennar Homes, CBIA President Jeff Pemstein and Michael Battaglia of CalAtlantic Homes. A special “Zero Net Energy and the Future of Home Development” will be presented by Southern California Edison (SCE)and moderated by SCE’s Randall Higa featuring Rob Hammon, Ph.D. of Bira Energy, Ram Narayanamurthy of EPRI and Meritage Homes Vice President of Environmental Affairs C.R. Herro. California U.S. Representatives Pete Aguilar (D-31st Dist.), Paul Cook (R-8th Dist.) and Norma Torres (D-35th Dist.) will be featured in a special Federal Policy Overview panel moderated by NAHB Vice President of Government Affairs Lake Coulson. The BIA Baldy View Chapter serves alongside three unified chapters within the BIA Southern California (BIA/SC) region. It provides leadership on public policy issues that promote building quality communities for the region’s growing population, to increase the public appreciation of the importance of the building industry and to facilitate improved business opportunities for its members. For more information on the BIA Baldy View Chapter or to register for the Conference, visit http://www.BIABUILD.com/housing-policy-conference or call 909-945-1884.


News Article | May 8, 2017
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IRVINE, Calif. & EUGENE, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--When a multi-state bicycle ride has 450+ participants, keeping track of the riders and support people can be a daunting task. When those participants include police officers and survivors of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty, communication throughout the tour becomes mission critical. Hytera, the leading global provider of professional mobile radio (PMR) communications solutions, is partnering with Silke Communications to provide digital portable radios in support of the Police Unity Tour- Challenge Ride. The “Challenge Ride” begins in Somerset, New Jersey on May 9th and ends 250 miles later in Washington, DC on May 12th. “We expect more than 2,000 bicycles and motorcycles nationwide to make the trip this year,” said Nate Pieske, captain of the Oregon team attached to the Southern California Chapter (7) of the Police Unity Tour. “The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. The Challenge Ride, with over 400 riders, spans over one full mile. We have ride marshals, lead and tail riders, a mechanic truck and trailer, medic units, and numerous support vehicles. Communication is a vital component to success of the tour and safety of all involved. We are excited to work with Hytera and Silke to provide the radios to help keep our riders safe.” “Hytera has supplied radios for events ranging from global summit conferences to the past two Olympics and we are proud to provide our radios to such an important cause,” said Kevin Nolan, Marketing Director, West for Hytera. “Along with our communications dealer, Silke Communications, we are honored to participate.” “The safety of our officers is vitally important to us, whether it’s during the Unity ride, or every day they’re on the job. We’re proud to help,” added Jim Silke, Jr., president of Silke Communications. Proceeds from the National Unity Tour go to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. In 2016 the tour raised $2.5 million, bringing the total donations to more than $20 million. The primary purpose of the Police Unity Tour is to raise awareness of Law Enforcement Officers who have died in the line of duty. It also raises funds for the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial and Museum. What started out in May 1997 with 18 riders on a four-day fundraising bicycle ride from Florham Park, NJ to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. has grown into nine chapters consisting of over 2,200 members nationwide who make the trip annually. Since its founding in 1993, Hytera has been dedicated to the development, manufacturing and sales of two-way radios and wireless trunking systems. Today, the company has become a full solutions provider for professional wireless communications for public safety, government agencies, transportation, and commercial/light industrial sectors. Hytera’s reliable, robust and secure communications products are distributed in more than 60 countries across the globe. Silke Communications has been serving wireless communications needs for 50 years. Today it serves customers in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Nevada. Services range from provisioning, installation and maintenance of digital radio and data equipment to the construction and maintenance of the communications facilities and towers supporting its West Coast wide area digital network, FleetNet™. FleetNet is the West Coast’s largest privately-owned digital radio network. Learn more at silkecom.com.


News Article | December 28, 2016
Site: marketersmedia.com

SANTA MONICA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 28, 2016 / Fandom Sports Media Corp. (CNSX: FDM) (OTCQB: FDMSF) (FSE: TQ42) ("Fandom Sports" or the "Company") is pleased to recap the Company's activities and accomplishments for the year 2016. 1. Announced the appointment of Scott Keeney, better known by his stage name DJ Skee, to the Board of Directors. The only thing that compares to SKEE's passion for music is his love of sports. Born in New York City and living in every corner of the country as a child, DJ SKEE started his broadcast career on the radio at the age of 16 in Minneapolis, MN. He is recognized as one of the most influential figures in today's entertainment business by both Forbes & Billboard magazine, DJ SKEE is carving a new definition for what a DJ is. With a thriving career as an entertainer and multiple ventures under his umbrella, DJ SKEE is at the forefront of popular culture. As an entrepreneur and digital pioneer, he founded the biggest all original digital broadcast platform in the world, Dash Radio. During, his career, DJ SKEE has worked with almost every major sports league, from the MLB to the NFL to the NBA. The city of St. Paul, MN declared May 26, 2016 "DJ Skee Day." In raw numbers, DJ SKEE has generated over one billion media impressions in under a decade, and has a network of over 500,000 social network followers. DJ SKEE can be heard daily on the radio, seen performing at the biggest events across the world, heard scoring movies & video games or remixing todays biggest artists, running a record label, production company, and marketing agency. He can also be seen on his hit FUSE TV show, SKEE LIVE, with the likes of Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest, Snoop Dogg, Jooba Loc, Cozz, Travis Mills, JMSN, JOJO, Joey Bada$$, Skizzy Mars, and more. DJ SKEE has been featured on AEG, MTV, FOX, CNN, CBS, KTLA, BET, NBC, NUVO, and CAA television networks. In 2014, DJ SKEE hosted GRAMMY Live backstage at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, doing the official first interviews with the winners as they walked off stage for CBS. Outside of his career as a DJ and personality, DJ SKEE is active as an entrepreneur, being named one of Billboard Magazine's influential "Power Players: 30 Under 30" in the August 21, 2010 issue. DJ SKEE was also named as an honorable mention Forbes Magazine's influential "Power Players: 30 under 30" in 2012. Known as the man behind the entire marketing campaigns and promotions for the popular T- Mobile Sidekick in the mid-2000s, DJ SKEE has orchestrated campaigns for the launch of the Chrysler 300 & Dodge Magnum in 2004, Google's Android Platform, nearly every major record label in the world, and more. DJ SKEE also has been active in the sports space, writing for ESPN and working with athletes and sports leagues, including Adrian Peterson, Kevin Durant, Clayton Kershaw, Jamaal Charles, Floyd Mayweather, the NHL, MLB, and more. In 2011, the Los Angeles Lakers used DJ SKEE's Purp & Yellow (SKEETOX Remix) as the theme song for the season and this may have been one of the most public examples of his works blurring the lines between sports and music. Its accompanying music video debuted at #1 on MTV.com. "Sports and music go hand-in-hand," DJ SKEE explains. "It's one of the key pillars of our culture, of our lives. I've been hooked on sports since I was six years old and the Twins won the World Series back in 1991. So, I believe that the blueprint to success is merging sports, music, and marketing. What FanDom Sports Media is working towards will change the world of sports and media and the way fans communicate with each other and athletes. I am very excited to be joining the team at Fandom Sports and have many great ideas in mind on how to launch this app and other media initiatives the Company is looking to roll out in 2017." 2. Announced the appointment of Royce Clayton to the Advisory Board Mr. Clayton was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1988, the 15th pick overall in the first round of the draft. Mr. Clayton spent 17 seasons playing for 11 different teams, including the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 1997, Royce was selected to represent the St. Louis Cardinals at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He was awarded a World Series ring in 2007 when the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. After retiring from MLB, Mr. Clayton started considering his options. Recognizing the potential to merge baseball with other forms of entertainment, he began looking at ways to combine the game he loved with his passion for music. In 2013, during celebrity softball games and appearances with buddies Snoop Dog and LL Cool J, Royce conceptualized and developed the customized at-bat music for players which led to the formation of MUSIQ Locker. MUSIQ Locker signed an exclusive deal with the MLB Players Association to produce custom walk-up songs for every interested major leaguer. Royce's company recently produced songs for Chris Carter and Jimmy Rollins, and has tunes for David Ortiz, George Springer, Mike Trout, and Michael Brantley in the pipeline. (Excerpt from Rolling Stone Magazine December 11, 2015) Mr. Clayton played the role of Oakland A's shortstop Miguel Tejada in the movie Moneyball, the 2011 American biographical sports drama starring Brad Pitt. The addition of Mr. Clayton to FanDom's advisory board along with his "inside knowledge" of the sports world will be significant resource for FanDom and the Fandom Sports App, as well as the development of further media initiatives that the Company intends to launch in 2017. Royce Clayton commented, "When I was first told about the Fandom Sports App, I was very intrigued. I see the vertical of sports argument and debates as under-monetized. I also see that the main stream media, as well as social media, is comprised of a lot of noise and banter without any structure. In this environment, a winner or a loser can't be identified, and nobody has their voice heard; there's no conclusion. Fandom and the complimentary media initiatives it is developing will finally make this a thing of the past. Additionally, there are a multitude of ex-athletes that have so much to say and offer in an environment like the one Fandom provides. Main stream media doesn't offer a platform for the opinions and knowledge these athletes have of the sports they played to be heard unless it conforms to what the network wishes to air. The leagues also monitor the network's content. The relationship between the networks and the athletes is a delicate one and, as a result, the fans never get to hear the 'real' side of sports and the opinions of those who know the sport best." 3. Announced the addition of Don "The Predator" Frye to the FanDom team Don Frye "The Predator" is an American former mixed martial artist, amateur and professional wrestler, UFC Hall of Famer and actor. Don is one of MMA's early stars and most recognized fighters. He is considered one of the original "cross-trained" MMA competitors because of his multiple disciplines; boxing, wrestling, and Judo. A tournament win at the UFC 8 unfolded a new career, world-wide fame earned from professional wrestling in Japan, and a dip in the waters of acting has awarded Don Frye the life that he dreamed would happen. With his cowboy hat and giant manly moustache and large belt buckles, this Arizona and Los Angeles based UFC legend is highly recognizable. A proud American and son of a United States Air Force Colonel, Frye has graciously visited troops on three USO tours. Moved by the men he visited at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. Frye was also honored to visit the military bases and troops in Afghanistan and Qatar on a USO tour. Frye is also a two time guest for the Make-a-Wish Foundation California Chapter, where he and other celebrities fished, hunted, and dined with terminally ill children and their families. This event is a favorite of Frye's, which he plans to continue each year. Don Frye stated, "It's a pure sport. Everything is pure. There's no BS, no politics, no favoritism. You just get in there and fight. Once you're in the ring, it's about who's got the most guts and the most talent. I am very excited to be joining FanDom as it the perfect ring to communicate in an unfiltered level." 4. Announced the appointment of Jackie James to the Advisory Board Jackie James is the Creator and Host of Girly Locker Room, a sports and entertainment show focused on promoting the pop culture side of the games while defeating stereotypes and connecting an unlikely audience to traditional sports fans and athletes. Girly Locker Room translates the world of sports to the masses in fun and relatable ways. As an active influencer and catalyst of change, Jackie's fresh perspective amplifies the way sports are received while strengthening and empowering the athletic community. Jackie James commented, "Girly Locker Room is a living documentation of my unconventional journey to becoming a sports fan while sharing experiences, mistakes, and lessons learned along the way." 5. Announced the appointment of Muay Thai Fighter and Trainer Edmond Bilbasoo to the Advisory Board Edmond Bilbasoo is a lifelong Martial Arts trainer and fighter with an extensive experience as a Certified Muay Thai Instructor and is the founder of Body Dynamite and their Work-Out Fitness Videos. He has trained and fought in Thailand, throughout the US, Europe, and other parts of Asia. Edmond works with numerous professional and amateur fighters in Muay Thai and is also a well-recognized striking coach for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters, including Urijah Faber, Tyron Woodley and Paige Van Zant. In 2015, Mr. Bilbasoo appeared on the UFC produced reality television series as the Muay Thai trainer for Urijah Faber's team against Conner McGregor in the sports reality show The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber on the Fox Sports Network. 6. Announced the addition of Jonna Birgans to the Business Development Team Jonna Birgans is a seasoned digital media and business development Executive. Jonna has created content for powerhouse media companies such as The Gameshow Network, Studios USA, MTV and Billboard to name a few. She is also a pioneer of the digital out of home industry, overseeing programming strategy and business development for brands like Walmart, Best Buy, Taco Bell as well as major US airports. Jonna originally hails from Finland but calls New York City home after residing in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles for two decades. She is passionate about startups and putting together teams that are in it to win it! 7. Announced the addition of Digital Media Executive Sheila Romana to the Advisory Board With over 20 years' experience in marketing & publicity, Sheila is a veteran at targeting male audiences and sports fans. As a former marketing exec at NBC, Sheila oversaw development and execution of large-scale national advertising campaigns for MSNBC, MSNBC.com, NBC Cable Networks, CNBC.com, and the NBC Olympic coverage. Through her own company, RMS, she has led digital PR campaigns for UFC, "The Walking Dead," "Black Sails," "Inglorious Bastards," and dozens of independent horror, action, and sci-fi movies, and other male-skewing genres. Sheila graduated with a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and holds an MBA from Arizona State University. 8. The Company relocated its head office from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to offices in Santa Monica, California. 9. The Company listed its stock on the OTCQB exchange in the United States as well as the Frankfurt Exchange in Germany. 10. The Company has done several film shoots for content in the studio of DJ SKEE as well as out on the streets and sports stadiums. 11. The Company has run various advertising campaigns throughout the year. FanDom Sports was featured in a full-page advertisement at the 2016 MLB All Star game. 12. The Company is currently running advertisements on various television and radio networks in preparation for the launch of the App in Q1 2017 FanDom Sports Media would also like to thank Tristan Brett for his hard work on the FanDom Sport App thought out the year. Mr. Brett has 20 years of creative development experience in the video game industry. In his ten years at Electronic Arts (1995-2005), His roles included Lead Artist, Designer, Technical Artist and Concept Artist. Tristan has been employed at Relic Entertainment since 2006- present as a Principal Artist. Tristan's portfolio of AAA titles and franchises ranges from racing titles like, "Need for Speed" and "Sled Storm," to strategy titles, "Battle for Middle Earth" and "Command and Conquer," to first-person shooter video game, "Medal of Honor", "Frontlines," and "SpaceMarine." FanDom Sports Media would also like to thank Adrian Cook for his contribution to the Company this year. Adrian Crook is an award-winning game design consultant with over 20 years' experience in the social, casual, and core games sectors. He has produced and designed over two dozen products across platforms ranging from early Nintendo and Sega Genesis to PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox 360, Wii, Facebook, iOS, and Online. In 2006, Adrian was named Producer of the Year by the Canadian New Media Awards and his products have won numerous awards, including "Game of the Year." To review the Talk About Our Teams campaign please click on the Link. To review the Market One Minute with Bill McGraw please click on the Link. Founder and CEO Blair Naughty stated: "It has been a very creative, productive and exciting year at FanDom Sports Media. The Company is in the final stages of the App build and plans to release version 1.0 in Q1 2017. Management is actively negotiating with advertisers and sponsors and is also in the midst of planning events for the upcoming 2017 sporting season. The last four years of hard work and development are coming to a close and the much anticipated launch is now upon us. I would like to thank all of the sports fans, stakeholders and shareholders of Fandom Sports Media for their continued support and belief in what we are setting out to accomplish. We feel that we are filling a very large void in the digital media market that is desperately needed. FanDom is looking to provide a place where people can debate and argue in a safe and structured environment on the sports they are passionate about. Their voices will be heard. There will be a beginning and most importantly and end to every debate, with a winning side and a losing side. The trolls that make reading the comment sections so unappealing in digital media will vanish and give way to an entertaining, fun and social environment filled with relevant content and opinions that matter. FanDom will not be the place to go to check the scores, but will be the place to go to argue, read, listen to and watch compelling content on the current hot issues in sports and be thoroughly entertained." Fandom Sports Media Corp. is an aggregator, curator and producer of unique fan-focused content offered on a category-specific, social network and delivered through the Fandom Sports Media mobile app. We tap into the passion of fans by providing an engaging social platform for the world's most enthusiastic sports fans to share, compare, moan, whine, gloat and trash talk about the sports, teams, players, fans and owners they love, hate and love to hate. We're like that fun guy or girl at the sports bar or Super Bowl party that everyone wants to hang out with. Our unique approach will blend curated content with user-generated content while providing access to athletes and celebrities both on-line and at local sponsored events. Fun. Friendly. Smart. Entertaining. The FanDom Sports App is a mobile application that will revolutionize how sports fans connect. The App will allow fans to interact, debate and argue on selected sports topics in a structured way, as well as test their knowledge of sports trivia – all the while being rewarded for their participation. Fans will also have access to a host of professional athletes, through "off the field" branded and custom content on the App as well as in person at our sponsored events. The Sports Industry is a multibillion-dollar business and FanDom Sports has devised a way to monetize the final frontier. To find out more about Fandom Sports, please contact investor relations at 604-346-7613. You may also visit the Company's website at www.fandomsportsmedia.com. The CSE has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this information. This news release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements do not guarantee future events or performance and should not be relied upon. Actual outcomes may differ materially due to any number of factors and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Some of these risks and uncertainties may be described in the Company's corporate filings (posted at www.sedar.com). The Company has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements due to new information or events. SANTA MONICA, CA / ACCESSWIRE / December 28, 2016 / Fandom Sports Media Corp. (CNSX: FDM) (OTCQB: FDMSF) (FSE: TQ42) ("Fandom Sports" or the "Company") is pleased to recap the Company's activities and accomplishments for the year 2016. 1. Announced the appointment of Scott Keeney, better known by his stage name DJ Skee, to the Board of Directors. The only thing that compares to SKEE's passion for music is his love of sports. Born in New York City and living in every corner of the country as a child, DJ SKEE started his broadcast career on the radio at the age of 16 in Minneapolis, MN. He is recognized as one of the most influential figures in today's entertainment business by both Forbes & Billboard magazine, DJ SKEE is carving a new definition for what a DJ is. With a thriving career as an entertainer and multiple ventures under his umbrella, DJ SKEE is at the forefront of popular culture. As an entrepreneur and digital pioneer, he founded the biggest all original digital broadcast platform in the world, Dash Radio. During, his career, DJ SKEE has worked with almost every major sports league, from the MLB to the NFL to the NBA. The city of St. Paul, MN declared May 26, 2016 "DJ Skee Day." In raw numbers, DJ SKEE has generated over one billion media impressions in under a decade, and has a network of over 500,000 social network followers. DJ SKEE can be heard daily on the radio, seen performing at the biggest events across the world, heard scoring movies & video games or remixing todays biggest artists, running a record label, production company, and marketing agency. He can also be seen on his hit FUSE TV show, SKEE LIVE, with the likes of Mark Cuban, Ryan Seacrest, Snoop Dogg, Jooba Loc, Cozz, Travis Mills, JMSN, JOJO, Joey Bada$$, Skizzy Mars, and more. DJ SKEE has been featured on AEG, MTV, FOX, CNN, CBS, KTLA, BET, NBC, NUVO, and CAA television networks. In 2014, DJ SKEE hosted GRAMMY Live backstage at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, doing the official first interviews with the winners as they walked off stage for CBS. Outside of his career as a DJ and personality, DJ SKEE is active as an entrepreneur, being named one of Billboard Magazine's influential "Power Players: 30 Under 30" in the August 21, 2010 issue. DJ SKEE was also named as an honorable mention Forbes Magazine's influential "Power Players: 30 under 30" in 2012. Known as the man behind the entire marketing campaigns and promotions for the popular T- Mobile Sidekick in the mid-2000s, DJ SKEE has orchestrated campaigns for the launch of the Chrysler 300 & Dodge Magnum in 2004, Google's Android Platform, nearly every major record label in the world, and more. DJ SKEE also has been active in the sports space, writing for ESPN and working with athletes and sports leagues, including Adrian Peterson, Kevin Durant, Clayton Kershaw, Jamaal Charles, Floyd Mayweather, the NHL, MLB, and more. In 2011, the Los Angeles Lakers used DJ SKEE's Purp & Yellow (SKEETOX Remix) as the theme song for the season and this may have been one of the most public examples of his works blurring the lines between sports and music. Its accompanying music video debuted at #1 on MTV.com. "Sports and music go hand-in-hand," DJ SKEE explains. "It's one of the key pillars of our culture, of our lives. I've been hooked on sports since I was six years old and the Twins won the World Series back in 1991. So, I believe that the blueprint to success is merging sports, music, and marketing. What FanDom Sports Media is working towards will change the world of sports and media and the way fans communicate with each other and athletes. I am very excited to be joining the team at Fandom Sports and have many great ideas in mind on how to launch this app and other media initiatives the Company is looking to roll out in 2017." 2. Announced the appointment of Royce Clayton to the Advisory Board Mr. Clayton was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 1988, the 15th pick overall in the first round of the draft. Mr. Clayton spent 17 seasons playing for 11 different teams, including the San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Boston Red Sox, and the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 1997, Royce was selected to represent the St. Louis Cardinals at the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. He was awarded a World Series ring in 2007 when the Boston Red Sox won the World Series. After retiring from MLB, Mr. Clayton started considering his options. Recognizing the potential to merge baseball with other forms of entertainment, he began looking at ways to combine the game he loved with his passion for music. In 2013, during celebrity softball games and appearances with buddies Snoop Dog and LL Cool J, Royce conceptualized and developed the customized at-bat music for players which led to the formation of MUSIQ Locker. MUSIQ Locker signed an exclusive deal with the MLB Players Association to produce custom walk-up songs for every interested major leaguer. Royce's company recently produced songs for Chris Carter and Jimmy Rollins, and has tunes for David Ortiz, George Springer, Mike Trout, and Michael Brantley in the pipeline. (Excerpt from Rolling Stone Magazine December 11, 2015) Mr. Clayton played the role of Oakland A's shortstop Miguel Tejada in the movie Moneyball, the 2011 American biographical sports drama starring Brad Pitt. The addition of Mr. Clayton to FanDom's advisory board along with his "inside knowledge" of the sports world will be significant resource for FanDom and the Fandom Sports App, as well as the development of further media initiatives that the Company intends to launch in 2017. Royce Clayton commented, "When I was first told about the Fandom Sports App, I was very intrigued. I see the vertical of sports argument and debates as under-monetized. I also see that the main stream media, as well as social media, is comprised of a lot of noise and banter without any structure. In this environment, a winner or a loser can't be identified, and nobody has their voice heard; there's no conclusion. Fandom and the complimentary media initiatives it is developing will finally make this a thing of the past. Additionally, there are a multitude of ex-athletes that have so much to say and offer in an environment like the one Fandom provides. Main stream media doesn't offer a platform for the opinions and knowledge these athletes have of the sports they played to be heard unless it conforms to what the network wishes to air. The leagues also monitor the network's content. The relationship between the networks and the athletes is a delicate one and, as a result, the fans never get to hear the 'real' side of sports and the opinions of those who know the sport best." 3. Announced the addition of Don "The Predator" Frye to the FanDom team Don Frye "The Predator" is an American former mixed martial artist, amateur and professional wrestler, UFC Hall of Famer and actor. Don is one of MMA's early stars and most recognized fighters. He is considered one of the original "cross-trained" MMA competitors because of his multiple disciplines; boxing, wrestling, and Judo. A tournament win at the UFC 8 unfolded a new career, world-wide fame earned from professional wrestling in Japan, and a dip in the waters of acting has awarded Don Frye the life that he dreamed would happen. With his cowboy hat and giant manly moustache and large belt buckles, this Arizona and Los Angeles based UFC legend is highly recognizable. A proud American and son of a United States Air Force Colonel, Frye has graciously visited troops on three USO tours. Moved by the men he visited at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington D.C. Frye was also honored to visit the military bases and troops in Afghanistan and Qatar on a USO tour. Frye is also a two time guest for the Make-a-Wish Foundation California Chapter, where he and other celebrities fished, hunted, and dined with terminally ill children and their families. This event is a favorite of Frye's, which he plans to continue each year. Don Frye stated, "It's a pure sport. Everything is pure. There's no BS, no politics, no favoritism. You just get in there and fight. Once you're in the ring, it's about who's got the most guts and the most talent. I am very excited to be joining FanDom as it the perfect ring to communicate in an unfiltered level." 4. Announced the appointment of Jackie James to the Advisory Board Jackie James is the Creator and Host of Girly Locker Room, a sports and entertainment show focused on promoting the pop culture side of the games while defeating stereotypes and connecting an unlikely audience to traditional sports fans and athletes. Girly Locker Room translates the world of sports to the masses in fun and relatable ways. As an active influencer and catalyst of change, Jackie's fresh perspective amplifies the way sports are received while strengthening and empowering the athletic community. Jackie James commented, "Girly Locker Room is a living documentation of my unconventional journey to becoming a sports fan while sharing experiences, mistakes, and lessons learned along the way." 5. Announced the appointment of Muay Thai Fighter and Trainer Edmond Bilbasoo to the Advisory Board Edmond Bilbasoo is a lifelong Martial Arts trainer and fighter with an extensive experience as a Certified Muay Thai Instructor and is the founder of Body Dynamite and their Work-Out Fitness Videos. He has trained and fought in Thailand, throughout the US, Europe, and other parts of Asia. Edmond works with numerous professional and amateur fighters in Muay Thai and is also a well-recognized striking coach for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighters, including Urijah Faber, Tyron Woodley and Paige Van Zant. In 2015, Mr. Bilbasoo appeared on the UFC produced reality television series as the Muay Thai trainer for Urijah Faber's team against Conner McGregor in the sports reality show The Ultimate Fighter: Team McGregor vs. Team Faber on the Fox Sports Network. 6. Announced the addition of Jonna Birgans to the Business Development Team Jonna Birgans is a seasoned digital media and business development Executive. Jonna has created content for powerhouse media companies such as The Gameshow Network, Studios USA, MTV and Billboard to name a few. She is also a pioneer of the digital out of home industry, overseeing programming strategy and business development for brands like Walmart, Best Buy, Taco Bell as well as major US airports. Jonna originally hails from Finland but calls New York City home after residing in the entertainment capital of the world, Los Angeles for two decades. She is passionate about startups and putting together teams that are in it to win it! 7. Announced the addition of Digital Media Executive Sheila Romana to the Advisory Board With over 20 years' experience in marketing & publicity, Sheila is a veteran at targeting male audiences and sports fans. As a former marketing exec at NBC, Sheila oversaw development and execution of large-scale national advertising campaigns for MSNBC, MSNBC.com, NBC Cable Networks, CNBC.com, and the NBC Olympic coverage. Through her own company, RMS, she has led digital PR campaigns for UFC, "The Walking Dead," "Black Sails," "Inglorious Bastards," and dozens of independent horror, action, and sci-fi movies, and other male-skewing genres. Sheila graduated with a BBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and holds an MBA from Arizona State University. 8. The Company relocated its head office from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada to offices in Santa Monica, California. 9. The Company listed its stock on the OTCQB exchange in the United States as well as the Frankfurt Exchange in Germany. 10. The Company has done several film shoots for content in the studio of DJ SKEE as well as out on the streets and sports stadiums. 11. The Company has run various advertising campaigns throughout the year. FanDom Sports was featured in a full-page advertisement at the 2016 MLB All Star game. 12. The Company is currently running advertisements on various television and radio networks in preparation for the launch of the App in Q1 2017 FanDom Sports Media would also like to thank Tristan Brett for his hard work on the FanDom Sport App thought out the year. Mr. Brett has 20 years of creative development experience in the video game industry. In his ten years at Electronic Arts (1995-2005), His roles included Lead Artist, Designer, Technical Artist and Concept Artist. Tristan has been employed at Relic Entertainment since 2006- present as a Principal Artist. Tristan's portfolio of AAA titles and franchises ranges from racing titles like, "Need for Speed" and "Sled Storm," to strategy titles, "Battle for Middle Earth" and "Command and Conquer," to first-person shooter video game, "Medal of Honor", "Frontlines," and "SpaceMarine." FanDom Sports Media would also like to thank Adrian Cook for his contribution to the Company this year. Adrian Crook is an award-winning game design consultant with over 20 years' experience in the social, casual, and core games sectors. He has produced and designed over two dozen products across platforms ranging from early Nintendo and Sega Genesis to PlayStation 1, PlayStation 2, PC, Xbox 360, Wii, Facebook, iOS, and Online. In 2006, Adrian was named Producer of the Year by the Canadian New Media Awards and his products have won numerous awards, including "Game of the Year." To review the Talk About Our Teams campaign please click on the Link. To review the Market One Minute with Bill McGraw please click on the Link. Founder and CEO Blair Naughty stated: "It has been a very creative, productive and exciting year at FanDom Sports Media. The Company is in the final stages of the App build and plans to release version 1.0 in Q1 2017. Management is actively negotiating with advertisers and sponsors and is also in the midst of planning events for the upcoming 2017 sporting season. The last four years of hard work and development are coming to a close and the much anticipated launch is now upon us. I would like to thank all of the sports fans, stakeholders and shareholders of Fandom Sports Media for their continued support and belief in what we are setting out to accomplish. We feel that we are filling a very large void in the digital media market that is desperately needed. FanDom is looking to provide a place where people can debate and argue in a safe and structured environment on the sports they are passionate about. Their voices will be heard. There will be a beginning and most importantly and end to every debate, with a winning side and a losing side. The trolls that make reading the comment sections so unappealing in digital media will vanish and give way to an entertaining, fun and social environment filled with relevant content and opinions that matter. FanDom will not be the place to go to check the scores, but will be the place to go to argue, read, listen to and watch compelling content on the current hot issues in sports and be thoroughly entertained." Fandom Sports Media Corp. is an aggregator, curator and producer of unique fan-focused content offered on a category-specific, social network and delivered through the Fandom Sports Media mobile app. We tap into the passion of fans by providing an engaging social platform for the world's most enthusiastic sports fans to share, compare, moan, whine, gloat and trash talk about the sports, teams, players, fans and owners they love, hate and love to hate. We're like that fun guy or girl at the sports bar or Super Bowl party that everyone wants to hang out with. Our unique approach will blend curated content with user-generated content while providing access to athletes and celebrities both on-line and at local sponsored events. Fun. Friendly. Smart. Entertaining. The FanDom Sports App is a mobile application that will revolutionize how sports fans connect. The App will allow fans to interact, debate and argue on selected sports topics in a structured way, as well as test their knowledge of sports trivia – all the while being rewarded for their participation. Fans will also have access to a host of professional athletes, through "off the field" branded and custom content on the App as well as in person at our sponsored events. The Sports Industry is a multibillion-dollar business and FanDom Sports has devised a way to monetize the final frontier. To find out more about Fandom Sports, please contact investor relations at 604-346-7613. You may also visit the Company's website at www.fandomsportsmedia.com. On Behalf of the Company The CSE has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy and accuracy of this information. This news release may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements do not guarantee future events or performance and should not be relied upon. Actual outcomes may differ materially due to any number of factors and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control. Some of these risks and uncertainties may be described in the Company's corporate filings (posted at www.sedar.com). The Company has no intention or obligation to update or revise any forward looking statements due to new information or events.


News Article | December 20, 2016
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 20, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), the advocate for the profession of directorship, today announced that it has elected Brenda Gaines and M. Christian Mitchell to serve on its board, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Gaines currently serves as the audit committee chair for Tenet Healthcare and on the board of Southern Company Gas. She previously served on the boards of AGL Resources, the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), Nicor, and Office Depot. She was president and chief executive officer of Diners Club North America, a division of Citigroup Inc., until her retirement in March 2004, and held a number of senior management positions within Citigroup. Gaines is a delegate to the NACD Audit Committee Chair Advisory Council, served on the NACD Chicago Chapter board, and was recognized as an NACD Directorship 100 honoree in both 2011 and 2012. Mitchell currently serves as the chair of the board of Reis Inc., as the lead independent director of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp., and as a member of numerous private company boards, including Stearns Lending (Blackstone) and Parsons Corp. He retired from Deloitte as a senior partner in 2003, where he served as a national managing partner or regional managing partner for various practices during his 26-year career. He is the chair of the NACD Southern California Chapter. Mitchell is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow, and was named to the NACD Directorship 100 in both 2011 and 2012.  "Brenda’s and Chris’s extensive management and governance experience will add valuable perspectives to our board," said Karen Horn, NACD chair. "As leaders of NACD Chapters, their intimate knowledge of our members’ challenges will prove critical as we help to prepare directors for the future.” For more information about the NACD board, visit www.NACDonline.org/NACDBoard. About NACD The National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) empowers more than 17,000 directors to lead with confidence in the boardroom. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD helps boards strengthen investor trust and public confidence by ensuring that today’s directors are well-prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. World-class boards join NACD to elevate performance, gain foresight, and instill confidence. Fostering collaboration among directors, investors, and corporate governance stakeholders, NACD has been setting the standard for responsible board leadership for 40 years. To learn more about NACD, visit www.NACDonline.org. To become an NACD member, please contact Steve Kalan at Join@NACDonline.org or 202-572-2089. If you are already a member, contact your NACD Membership Advisor at MembershipAdvisor@NACDonline.org to ensure that you are receiving the best value from your membership.


News Article | February 15, 2017
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Rick D’Amato, Principal at LPA Inc., has been elected to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows as the fourth architect to be elevated from the integrated design firm. One of the highest individual achievements that the AIA recognizes, D’Amato joins the less than 3 percent of members to receive this honor. Working with civic agencies and corporate users in California, D’Amato has devoted his career to furthering the positive effect sustainable design can have on the built environment. With more than 30 years of design experience, and 25 years at LPA, he has accumulated more than 40 AIA design awards and numerous other industry awards. In his Fellowship nomination letter to the AIA, LPA President Dan Heinfeld states, “Rick’s award-winning work for these most public of projects provides important models of sustainability and how our public facilities can teach users and visitors alike about the importance of place.” Heinfeld adds, “His rigor and personal commitment to providing the best our profession has to offer for these important institutional places are a powerful testimony to how design can change lives.” One of D’Amato’s notable projects in his career is the Environmental Nature Center in Newport Beach, California—the first LEED Platinum project in Orange County, California. This project incorporates a simple yet dynamic structural form that is passively heated and cooled, and is also one of the first net-zero projects. Aggressive sustainable design strategies are used as educational tools for the students who interact with the facility. The project earned awards from the AIA California Chapter and Orange County Chapter. Additionally, D'Amato was integral in the design of the West Hollywood Automated Parking Garage—the first automated parking garage on the West Coast for a municipality. The fully-automated parking structure contains four bays for entry and exit as well as an outdoor community plaza area for community events. The structure provides a clean, environmentally-friendly alternative to conventional parking systems. Along with his passion for sustainability and pragmatic sense of design, D’Amato has lectured on design-build practices and public library design, sustainable design and progressive office design throughout the country. He currently serves on the board of the AIA Long Beach, South Bay Chapter as well as the Long Beach Memorial Navy Heritage Association. D’Amato will officially receive his new Fellowship distinction at the AIA’s National conference April 28 in Orlando, Florida. Humbled by the honor, D’Amato says, “It is truly an honor to be elected to the AIA College of Fellows. This is an organization which I respect and admire and a profession with which I am very proud to be a part. This, however, is an honor that must be shared with the amazing and talented individuals I have worked with throughout the years at LPA. I am continually inspired by their dedication and passion to their work.” For interview opportunities with Rick D’Amato, please contact Carina Calhoun at ccalhoun(at)lpainc(dot)com. About LPA Founded in 1965, LPA has more than 350 employees with offices in San Antonio and Irvine, Sacramento, San Diego and San Jose, California. The firm provides services in architecture, sustainability, planning, interior design, landscape architecture, engineering and graphics. With a proven commitment to integrated sustainable design, LPA designs facilities that span from K-12 schools, colleges and universities to corporate, health care and civic establishments. More than 700 major design awards attest to LPA’s commitment to design excellence. For more information, visit http://www.lpainc.com. About the College of Fellows The AIA College of Fellows seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Fellows, promote the purposes of the Institute, advance the profession of architecture, mentor young architects and be of ever-increasing service to society. The College of Fellows, founded in 1952, is composed of members of the Institute who are elected to Fellowship by a jury of their peers. Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.


CORONA DEL MAR, Calif., Nov. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Oncology Network Holdings, LLC ("ION") today announced that it has joined forces with The American Cancer Society ("ACS") and the CEOs Against Cancer California Chapter to collaborate on the global effort to save lives by...


News Article | February 15, 2017
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The California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology is pleased to announce Future Innovations: The Promise and Peril of Digital Medicine scheduled for June 10, 2017 at One Market, San Francisco. This upcoming symposium aimed at bringing physicians, cardiovascular experts, and the tech community together to review the latest information on cardiology and the future that will drive the field forward, looking out to 2050 and beyond. This one day tech symposium will provide the opportunity to build partnerships while reviewing the latest developments, advanced methods, and how future cutting-edge technologies will play in treating cardiovascular disease. When asked about the reasons behind creating this event, the host of the event, Rigved Tadwalkar, MD, Technology Co-Chair of the California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology said: “This upcoming conference will present a unique opportunity to understand the challenges that lie ahead and will provide significant opportunities for cardiologists to partner in shaping the future.” He went on to say, “They will be discussing topics that everyone has been curious about, but haven’t yet had a real opportunity to explore further. By having tech companies, app developers, key opinion leaders, and practicing cardiologists interface, the goal is to inspire change in the way medicine is practiced.” While still in it’s infancy, they are honored to announce Vic Gundotra, former Google executive and CEO of AliveCor, Inc. will be a guest speaker. AliveCor is the leader in electrocardiogram (ECG) technology for mobile devices cleared by the FDA. Additionally, six areas have been identified to allow industry leaders educate themselves and debate their discipline. These areas include: Artificial Intelligence, Genomics, Remote Monitoring, Translating Data to Practice, Privacy and Data Security, and Wearables. The California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology website will be updated as details are filled in. Interested parties can visit the website at: http://caacc.org. Contact Info: Name: Lianna Collinge, CAE Email: Lianna@caacc.org Organization: California Chapter of the American College of Cardiology Address: 1731 Howe Ave. #247, Sacramento, CA 95825, United States Phone: +1-877-460-5880 For more information, please visit http://www.caacc.org


News Article | November 13, 2016
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Receive press releases from Council of Residential Specialists: By Email The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) announced today the recipients of the President’s Award, an honor given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service to the Council. The five winners were honored during the Council’s inaugural and awards ceremony during the National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL. Chicago, IL, November 13, 2016 --( —Denny Wood, CRS, a broker associate with the Keller Williams Alaska Group in Anchorage, AK, has been an active CRS member for over 16 years, earning his CRS Designation in 1994. Wood is currently the state chair for the Alaska CRS, and has also served as the Alaska CRS chapter president in 1997, 1998, 2006 and 2007. Wood received the CRS of the Year award in 1997 and was chosen as Alaska REALTOR® in the Year 2007. —Dale Carlton, CRS, is a broker/owner of Carlton Realty, Inc. who earned his designation in 2005. He served as CRS’s national president in 2015, and continues to be active at both the national and local levels. Carlton is well renowned as a national instructor and teaches real estate law, finance, tax law and marketing courses. He currently is a CRS certified instructor and a faculty member at REALTOR® University’s Graduate School of Real Estate. —Holli Woodward, CRS, is a broker Associate with McGraw Realtors, in Owasso, OK. Woodward earned her CRS Designation in 2011. She has been instrumental in promoting CRS through her involvement as a CRS Ambassador and her work on a myriad of CRS committees. Woodward is currently a CRS regional vice president for Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Dakota. She has received numerous awards including being listed in the Who’s Who in Oklahoma Real Estate. —Mike Duncan, CRS, a broker/owner with The Duncan Group in La Quinta, CA, has been active CRS member since earning his CRS Designation in 2006. Duncan has served on numerous CRS committees and most recently he was a regional vice president for the states of California and Hawaii. He received the 2012 CRS President’s Award. Duncan was named CRS of the Year in 2011 and served as Southern California Chapter president in 2012. —Darlene Stouder, CRS, is a broker associate with the REMAX Equity Group in Vancouver, WA. She served as the CRS Washington Chapter president in 2004. She was named CRS of the Year in 2005. Stouder also received the Realtor of the Year award from the Clark County Association of Realtors in 1998. An active member on numerous CRS committees, Stouder currently serves as the education leader for Washington State CRS. “CRS is extremely fortunate to have the high level of dedication and expertise of these leaders who are committed to furthering the mission of the Council of Residential Specialists,” said Janelle Pfleiger, CRS president. “Their vision and unwavering support has helped CRS become known as the leading education, membership and networking organization for residential REALTORS®.” About CRS The Council of Residential Specialists is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® comprised of nearly 32,000 members. It awards the CRS Designation to experienced REALTORS® who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. Chicago, IL, November 13, 2016 --( PR.com )-- The Council of Residential Specialists (CRS) announced today the recipients of the President’s Award, an honor given to individuals who have gone above and beyond in their service to the Council. The five winners were honored during the Council’s inaugural and awards ceremony on Nov. 5, 2016 during the National Association of REALTORS® Conference and Expo in Orlando, FL.—Denny Wood, CRS, a broker associate with the Keller Williams Alaska Group in Anchorage, AK, has been an active CRS member for over 16 years, earning his CRS Designation in 1994. Wood is currently the state chair for the Alaska CRS, and has also served as the Alaska CRS chapter president in 1997, 1998, 2006 and 2007. Wood received the CRS of the Year award in 1997 and was chosen as Alaska REALTOR® in the Year 2007.—Dale Carlton, CRS, is a broker/owner of Carlton Realty, Inc. who earned his designation in 2005. He served as CRS’s national president in 2015, and continues to be active at both the national and local levels. Carlton is well renowned as a national instructor and teaches real estate law, finance, tax law and marketing courses. He currently is a CRS certified instructor and a faculty member at REALTOR® University’s Graduate School of Real Estate.—Holli Woodward, CRS, is a broker Associate with McGraw Realtors, in Owasso, OK. Woodward earned her CRS Designation in 2011. She has been instrumental in promoting CRS through her involvement as a CRS Ambassador and her work on a myriad of CRS committees. Woodward is currently a CRS regional vice president for Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Dakota. She has received numerous awards including being listed in the Who’s Who in Oklahoma Real Estate.—Mike Duncan, CRS, a broker/owner with The Duncan Group in La Quinta, CA, has been active CRS member since earning his CRS Designation in 2006. Duncan has served on numerous CRS committees and most recently he was a regional vice president for the states of California and Hawaii. He received the 2012 CRS President’s Award. Duncan was named CRS of the Year in 2011 and served as Southern California Chapter president in 2012.—Darlene Stouder, CRS, is a broker associate with the REMAX Equity Group in Vancouver, WA. She served as the CRS Washington Chapter president in 2004. She was named CRS of the Year in 2005. Stouder also received the Realtor of the Year award from the Clark County Association of Realtors in 1998. An active member on numerous CRS committees, Stouder currently serves as the education leader for Washington State CRS.“CRS is extremely fortunate to have the high level of dedication and expertise of these leaders who are committed to furthering the mission of the Council of Residential Specialists,” said Janelle Pfleiger, CRS president. “Their vision and unwavering support has helped CRS become known as the leading education, membership and networking organization for residential REALTORS®.”About CRSThe Council of Residential Specialists is a not-for-profit affiliate of the National Association of REALTORS® comprised of nearly 32,000 members. It awards the CRS Designation to experienced REALTORS® who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate. Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from Council of Residential Specialists


Calil J.,University of California at Santa Cruz | Beck M.W.,Global Marine Team | Gleason M.,California Chapter | Merrifield M.,California Chapter | And 2 more authors.
PLoS ONE | Year: 2015

Flooding is the most common and damaging of all natural disasters in the United States, and was a factor in almost all declared disasters in U.S. history. Direct flood losses in the U.S. in 2011 totaled $8.41 billion and flood damage has also been on the rise globally over the past century. The National Flood Insurance Program paid out more than $38 billion in claims since its inception in 1968, more than a third of which has gone to the one percent of policies that experienced multiple losses and are classified as "repetitive loss." During the same period, the loss of coastal wetlands and other natural habitat has continued, and funds for conservation and restoration of these habitats are very limited. This study demonstrates that flood losses could be mitigated through action that meets both flood risk reduction and conservation objectives. We found that there are at least 11,243km2 of land in coastal California, which is both flood-prone and has natural resource conservation value, and where a property/structure buyout and habitat restoration project could meet multiple objectives. For example, our results show that in Sonoma County, the extent of land that meets these criteria is 564km2. Further, we explore flood mitigation grant programs that can be a significant source of funds to such projects. We demonstrate that government funded buyouts followed by restoration of targeted lands can support social, environmental, and economic objectives: reduction of flood exposure, restoration of natural resources, and efficient use of limited governmental funds. © 2015 Calil et al.

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