News Article | May 8, 2017
PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Atlantis, Paradise Island Bahamas announces a first-of-its-kind shared mission coalition to nurture the Bahamian creative and entrepreneurial community. The resort has partnered with shared mission creative agency, enso, to develop an impact platform for the people and culture of The Bahamas. Kicking off a commitment to storytelling, preserving the oral and visual history of the country and creating a platform for Bahamian makers to share their works with the world, “Come to Life”, is the shared mission storytelling platform and the first dispatch of the cultural movement, launches today. “The world has changed since Atlantis first opened. Businesses must now partner with their communities to achieve shared sustainable success,” notes Howard C. Karawan, President and Managing Director of Atlantis. “We needed to bring the soul and richness of our location and our people to the forefront. It already existed at Atlantis - in our connection to the ocean, the marine life and most importantly, embedded in each of our 7,500 associates. The stories were here, waiting to be told. We always knew Atlantis was in The Bahamas, but what we forgot is that The Bahamas is in Atlantis. By encouraging our team to share their stories and let their personalities shine, we have seen inspirational moments between the Bahamian spirit and our guests. In doing so we are imbuing our people, and Bahamians in general, with a sense of pride and empowerment.” “Come to Life” is a visual journey that provides an intimate peek into the spirit of the Bahamas through the soul of 15 Bahamian artists, musicians and designers. The initial creative component is a :60 second, anthemic cinematic expression film featuring a voiceover by Jeffrey Poitier, a native Bahamian actor, film director and nephew of legendary Bahamian icon Sidney Poitier. The longer form film will be released later this month. As a mission-based creative agency, enso believes the future of marketing is people and brands with shared values working together to drive business success with positive impact. “enso’s mission is impact as scale,” said Kirk Souder, Co-Founder of enso. “And from my first talks with Howard Karawan over seven months ago about the potential for Atlantis to be a positive impact platform for the people of the Bahamas, we knew this was the opportunity of a lifetime. We’re honored to help bring this vision to life and keep growing it from there.” Atlantis is turning its own marketing into a storytelling opportunity to celebrate Bahamian #artists and groups – from #photographers to #musicians and artists – who represent the talented community of their native land. The movement focuses on co-creation with these artisans, in order to provide them with a platform for global recognition and success. These include: T!CA HOL!DAY, a 23-year old soulful R&B singer songwriter who originates from Andros Island, Bahamas; Bahamian visual artists and painters Piaget Moss, Pam Burnside, Allan Wallace and Steffon Grant, who explore ideas of personal identity and human emotion; Antonius Roberts, one of The Bahamas’ most prominent artists and sculptors; photographer and artist Dede Brown; photographer Farreno Ferguson; creator Cherell Williamson; models Latesia Smith, Sacha Kalis and Jessica Thompson; Atlantis employees Ordain Moss (Human Resources) and Ryan Dean (Dolphin Cay Behaviorist); and the music of the Roots Junkanoo Group and Bahamian Voices. “The cultural and ecological gems within The Bahamas and at Atlantis have long been hidden from the world,” according to Lauren Snyder, Chief Marketing Officer for Atlantis, Paradise Island. “Marketing is a craft and on this project we explored the concept of authenticity. It was most important to simply let the story unfold, evolve and live. This film and the accompanying images are a platform to nurture a Bahamian renaissance. The sounds. The smiles. The voices. The land and the sea. All speak to life and the magnificence of the experience here.” She added, “Atlantis has long been the home of many magical voices, stories and memories. Through this shared mission creative studio, comprised of so many talented visionaries, we have simply turned the camera around.” At the helm of the film production, Director - Variable x Per-Hampus Stalhandske, music producer - Sam Spiegel, and Creative Stylist Director - Ron Hansford tapped local and intriguing personalities to feature their inspiring stories. The film will immerse audiences into the fascinating Bahamian culture filled with vivid and inviting cinematography that taps into local creativity and a soulful spirit. “When I first heard about this project, I had no idea either about Atlantis or The Bahamas,” said Per-Hampus Stalhandske. “I knew it was white sand and blue water but that was about it. I was really excited when I started digging into it and learning more about Atlantis and learning more about the country and then coming here – it kind of changed everything – when you get to meet all these people, see all the places and really dive into the culture. It was very eye opening, it really changed my perspective. This was the project I have been waiting all my life to create.” The music in the film, produced by Sam Spiegel, showcases local musicians from the Roots Junkanoo Group and Bahamian Voices. The Roots Junkanoo Group was born more than 25 years ago out of the collective vision of a group of young Junkanoo visionaries. Their goal was to have a true voice in the leadership and direction of the group as well as nurturing Junkanoo talent. Bahamian Voices was formed to preserve the musical heritage of The Bahamas and display their love for their country through song and dance. The local group is comprised of male and female vocalists who are alumni of The Bahamas National Youth Choir. “This music quickly became a whole track that I’m getting ready to release for the summer,” said Sam Spiegel. “It is really a tribute to The Bahamas and a tribute to Junkanoo music. I explore a culture through its music. When I discovered this unique genre of music (Junkanoo), I quickly found out it is very rich in tradition and culture. Right when we first started writing, I wanted to honor and celebrate the people and culture of The Bahamas and was inspired by T!CA as a Bahamian woman. I wanted to draw on her love for her country and Junkanoo as it is really about coming together. The song is a love letter to The Bahamas.” “I worked at Atlantis a few years ago and to actually come back and be the voice of this movement is amazing – to see how you can go from being someone in the background to being in front of something so magical is something I never imagined,” said T!CA HOL!DAY. “There have never been ‘Bahamian Creatives’ - where their people support and make a conscious effort to actually listen to the work. This opportunity is good for me not only as a Bahamian, but as a Bahamian Woman, to show other woman all over this country that we are being acknowledged.” The creative studio was co-designed by Atlantis and enso to align several content collaborators toward the new shared mission established by Atlantis – from the artisans and music to the behind-the-scenes footage and new brand architecture. The shared mission creative studio includes Magpie Studio, a design studio in London, Horizon Media in New York, Overabove, an editorial marketing agency in Connecticut and Rokkan in New York, an integrated agency helping to redesign atlantisbahamas.com. Other partners in furthering the mission include ABC-TV, key market ABC Owned & Affiliate TV Stations, and iHeartMedia. More partners will be announced throughout the year. Protecting and restoring the surrounding ecology is a critical goal of the “Come to Life” mission. The Disney Conservation Fund (DCF), a program of ABC’s parent company Disney, has been supporting conservation programs in more than 115 countries over the past two decades, including efforts to reverse the decline of wildlife such as sea turtles, sharks and coral reefs. Atlantis’ non-profit organization, Atlantis Blue Project Foundation’s (ABPF), also works to support environmental organizations helping to ensure a future for marine life in The Bahamas. Both programs share a commitment to protecting and restoring coral reefs around The Bahamas, advancing conservation efforts for marine animals and their habitats, and engaging communities to take action for the ocean. It is a natural connection for ABC and Atlantis to work together to use storytelling to engage and inspire audiences. “We’re looking forward to taking our ABC viewers on an immersive journey, sharing these stories across Good Morning America and our ABC Owned TV Stations, inspiring others to experience these amazing natural wonders like never before”, said Jeremiah Tachna, Senior Vice-President, ABC Full Circle. Alongside ABC, iHeartMedia and Horizon Media have committed their own platforms and efforts to give the film and messages the greatest spotlight. iHeartMedia will exclusively power music and sound that will be heard onsite throughout Atlantis and will also launch a dedicated channel, “Atlantis Radio,” available nationally on iHeartRadio. The channel will feature artists from around The Bahamas as well as the sounds captured from the ocean, the marine life and the marine biologists who make up the on island team. The curated music experience at the property will be driven through iHeartMedia’s expert audio programmers, who will capture the mood, time of day and energy of the experience at Atlantis. “We are excited to weave the power of sound throughout the Atlantis experience, to inspire travelers on air and on-site,” said Gayle Troberman, Chief Marketing Officer of iHeartMedia. “This is a first for both iHeartMedia and Atlantis and together we will co-create the musical moments that help to make vacation memories – from the best digital beats, to the most mind-blowing live performances. Atlantis vacationers will be able to enjoy these one-of-a-kind music experiences that bring together the power of radio with the magic of the Bahamian culture to move you from one amazing moment to the next.” iHeartMedia and Atlantis have also developed a national, multiplatform, 360-degree sound experience which will be brought to life to millions of listeners across the United States through top, on-air, nationally-syndicated personalities Ryan Seacrest and Elvis Duran. For imagery, high resolution video, and more information on “Come to Life,” visit www.cometolifeatlantis.com. #cometolifeatlantis Atlantis, Paradise Island is a lush, oceanside resort located on Paradise Island in The Bahamas. A dynamic destination that launched 20 years ago as a first-of-its-kind modern marvel of nature and engineering, Atlantis has embarked on a new chapter tied to a meaningful connection with the ocean, Bahamian culture and the spirit of the property’s over 7,500 employees. The resort’s new, immersive programming connects guests to the rich history, art, people, food and festivities of The Bahamas. Atlantis features five distinct properties in which to stay, from the iconic Royal Towers to the original Beach and Coral Towers to the newly built luxury properties, The Cove and The Reef. The Coral Towers will reopen in July, 2017 as a fully redesigned family escape with a new lobby, new rooms, new dedicated pool and new amenities. The resort is built around Aquaventure, an innovative, 141-acre waterscape of thrilling slides and river rides, pools and white sand beaches. Home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world, over 50,000 marine animals from 250 species make their home in the ocean fed environments. From unparalleled meeting and convention space to the luxury Atlantis Marina accommodating yachts up to 220 feet in length overlooking Marina Village, a Bahamian marketplace, the Atlantis experiences are endless. Other resort amenities include the 30,000sf tranquil Mandara Spa, Atlantis Kids Adventures (AKA) for children ages 3-12 and CRUSH, a cutting-edge teen club. The resort’s award-winning 18-hole Tom Weiskopf designed golf course, renowned Atlantis Casino and duty free shopping are complemented by the property's 40 restaurants and lounges with celebrity chef culinary masterpieces including Nobu, by Nobu Matsuhisa; Olives, by Todd English and Casa D’Angelo by Chef Angelo Elia. Dolphin Cay, the resort’s 14-acre marine mammal habitat, is a state-of-the-art education center and animal-rescue rehabilitation hospital whose first residents were 16 rescue dolphins from Hurricane Katrina. Visitors to Dolphin Cay can participate in creative, non-disruptive “interactions” that build real awareness, stir emotion and help fund the resort’s conservation efforts. Through these guest participations and those offered through Atlantis Marine Adventures, over $5 million dollars has been generated to support environmental conservation via the Atlantis Blue Project Foundation (ABPF), a nonprofit, 501(c)3 organization. For reservations, visit www.AtlantisBahamas.com. call your travel agent or 800-ATLANTIS. Follow Atlantis on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Atlantis, on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AtlantisResort, and on Instagram at www.instagram.com/AtlantisResort. Enso is a mission-driven creative company. We build mission-driven brands and shared missions that create positive impact at scale. Based in Los Angeles, our client partners include Google, Atlantis, Omidyar Network, Everytable, Khan Academy, and The Nature Conservancy. Through our Shared Mission network, enso has built a new model for collaborative action and cross-sector solutions. More information at enso.co and sharedmission.co. With over a quarter of a billion monthly listeners in the U.S. and over 85 million social followers, iHeartMedia has the largest national reach of any radio or television outlet in America. As the leader in multiplatform connections, it also serves over 150 local markets through 858 owned radio stations, and the company’s radio stations and content can be heard on AM/FM, HD digital radio, satellite radio, on the Internet at iHeartRadio.com and on the company’s radio station websites, on the iHeartRadio mobile app, in enhanced auto dashes, on tablets, wearables and smartphones, and on gaming consoles. iHeartRadio, iHeartMedia’s digital radio platform, is the fastest growing digital audio service in the U.S. and offers users thousands of live radio stations, personalized custom artist stations created by just one song or seed artist and the top podcasts and personalities. With over a billion downloads, iHeartRadio reached 100 million registered users faster than any other radio or digital music service. iHeartMedia’s platforms include radio broadcasting, online, mobile, digital and social media, podcasts, personalities and influencers, live concerts and events, syndication, music research services and independent media representation. iHeartMedia is a division of iHeartMedia, Inc. (OTCBB: IHRT). Visit iHeartMedia.com for more company information. Rokkan, a partner for brave change, takes its name from the Japanese word for “the sixth sense,” bringing intuition to research and strategy to help brands create data-driven and highly creative storytelling, social engagement, customer experience and e-commerce. Founded in 2000, Rokkan has grown from a three-person startup into an innovation outlier within the Publicis Groupe. With offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Singapore, Rokkan leverages a unique and nimble approach that blends strategy, storytelling, and technology for outstanding results. Clients include American Express, Cadillac, Hallmark, JetBlue Airways, Purina Nestle, Samsung and Veuve Clicquot. For more information visit www.rokkan.com, or follow us at @Rokkan, on FB and Instagram. As a brand consultancy, we believe that creative thinking can elevate a business on both a commercial and emotional level. We pride ourselves on delivering bright ideas that catch the eye, connect with an audience and make a message unforgettable. Ours is simple approach: Listen to our clients; understand their audience; solve their problems. We understand the world of new media and how to make traditional media work smarter—and harder. That’s how we help clients rise above the growing clutter and noise of thousands of messages and brands clamoring to get into people’s heads. We built Overabove for the way people consume information today. Horizon Media is the largest privately held media services agency in the world. The company was founded in 1989, is headquartered in New York and has a second full-service office in Los Angeles. The agency is consistently recognized as an incredible workplace, and has been named to Fortune’s 2016 Best Workplaces in Advertising & Marketing list; appeared on Fortune’s 100 Top Places to Work for Women list in 2016; recognized as Crain’s Best Places to work in New York City list for four consecutive years; honored on Los Angeles Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in Los Angeles list in 2015 and 2016; and received Advertising Age’s 50 Best Places to Work in Advertising & Media designation in 2015, 2012, and 2011. The agency is honored year on year with awards recognizing agency invention and innovation and its client work is feted across industry award shows such as The Effie Awards, Clios and Cannes Lions. Founder, CEO, and President, Bill Koenigsberg, was named 4As Chair of the Board in 2014 and is the first person from a media agency to hold this prestigious position in the 100-year history of the 4As. Koenigsberg was been honored with additional industry accolades and appeared on Variety’s renowned Gotham 60 List; was featured as AdAge’s Industry Executive of the Year; and honored with Cynopsis’ prestigious "Champion Award.” Bill is also the only person to receive Advertising Age’s Media Maven Award twice. The company’s mission is “To create the most meaningful brand connections within the lives of people everywhere.” By delivering on this mission through a holistic approach to brand marketing, Horizon Media has become one of the largest and fastest-growing media agencies in the industry, with estimated billings of over $7.5 billion and over 2,000 employees (#Horizonation), and clients that include Burger King, GEICO, LG Electronics USA, and A+E Networks. Pam Burnside, Artist and Art Advocate, wife of the late Jackson Burnside Owner of Doongalik Studios Art Gallery, co-founder of Creative Nassau Bonfire guest and Shared Mission Advisor T!CA HOL!DAY, Musician (About) Artist on music track and Dancer in straw outfit Ordain Moss, Singer/Songwriter and Atlantis Employee (About) Model on leaves at Queen’s staircase Cherell Williamson, Creator, Miss Universe Bahamas 2016 (About) Woman in front of Gold Medallion and in Dig Talent used but not pictured in the :60 Bahamian Voices Founded in 2016, Bahamian Voices is group of young males and female Bahamian vocalists ages 20-25 years old who are alumni of The Bahamas National Youth Choir.
News Article | May 17, 2017
NAPLES, FL, May 17, 2017-- EHC, Inc., a construction company that provides pre-construction, earthwork, and infrastructure services, is proud to announce beginning site development of the new academic building in honor of Mother Teresa of Calcutta at Ave Maria University. Manhattan Construction Group awarded EHC with the site development contract for the academic building that will house the University's nursing program and provide venues for the performing arts. EHC is providing earthwork, subgrade base, asphalt paving, site concrete, traffic signage and striping and final grading for the project.According to Ave Maria University, "The new academic building will provide over 37,000 square feet of space for classrooms, a nursing laboratory, 13 private offices for faculty, and staff space for Campus Ministry and the Mother Teresa Project. The building also will include a permanent home for the Mother Teresa Museum, as well as a 400-seat performance hall and a 125-seat auditorium with a thrust stage. The auditorium also will accommodate academic lectures, students on retreat, and groups who visit the museum."EHC currently has an impressive eighteen active projects and several in the planning stages from Sarasota County to Collier County spanning the real estate and government industries. Many of the projects are multi-million, multi-phased projects such as Mother Teresa Academic Building in Ave Maria, SR 80 East of Labelle, Homestead Road in Lehigh, SR 84/Davis Boulevard in Collier County, Naples Grande Sales Center in Naples, Somero Enterprises Addition in Fort Myers, Arby's in Punta Gorda, Mirror Lakes in Lehigh, The Reef II in Fort Myers, Springs at Gulf Coast in Estero, Popeye's in Northport, Tara Woods in North Fort Myers, BizPark Storage Facilities in Naples, Kalea Bay in Naples, 16 miles of I-75 improvements in Sarasota and Charlotte Counties, Lindsford in Fort Myers, High Tech Buildings in Fort Myers, and Tuscola in North Port.For the latest happenings at EHC, visit EHCconstruction.com , contact (239) 592-0828 or connect with EHC on LinkedIn.EHC, Inc. is a construction company that provides pre-construction, earthwork and infrastructure services. Established in 1990, EHC remains committed to excellence from pre-planning to project completion through the latest technology, proven processes, and an experienced team. With a schedule-driven approach, EHC delivers complete solutions tailored to each client's needs.For more information, visit EHCconstruction.com Contact:Katy Walker770-880-3189Source:
News Article | April 18, 2017
Set for April 30 at The Reef, Popular Student Runway Event Highlights Fashion Study Collection and Honors Fashion Blogger Sazan Hendrix
News Article | May 30, 2017
Australia's Great Barrier Reef can no longer be saved in its present form, experts have said citing the extraordinary rapidity of climate change. The Reef 2050 Long Term Sustainability Plan was released in 2015 to protect the natural beauty and extraordinary wildlife of the reef as an internationally recognized World Heritage Site. Its objective is to improve the "universal values" of the world's largest coral reef up to 2050. In a meeting of the Reef 2050 advisory committee, which provides advice on the implementation of the plan, two experts said that improving the reef's natural heritage value is no longer possible. Recommendations now involve taking action to maintain the ecological function of the World Heritage Site amid declining ecological health. Maintaining ecological function refers to getting the ecosystem as a whole to persist, but in a different form as structure and composition may be different from what is now seen. Experts advised that the plan needs to be revised to aim for something that is more doable and suggested that the new plan could go for maintaining the ecological function of the reef while accepting that its overall health will certainly decline. Global warming has caused unprecedented bleaching in 2016 and 2017 and killed almost half of the corals. Given the likelihood of these events getting worse in the coming years, the loss of coral cover and biodiversity is expected. "The amount of coral that died from bleaching in 2016 is up from our original estimates and ... it's expected we'll also see an overall further coral cover decline by the end of 2017," Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority chairman Russell Reichelt said. Despite the advice, Queensland environment minister Steven Miles expressed commitment to the aims of Reef 2050 plan. Miles said that the aim of the Reef 2050 plan was to improve the Great Barrier Reef's health and resilience even amid climate change. Nonetheless, he criticized Australia's lack of action on climate change citing that the country does not have a much needed policy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. "Until Australia gets serious about playing its part in limiting emissions to 1.5C temperature rise, we are not taking saving the reef seriously," said World Wildlife Fund campaigner Richard Leck. Although the Great Barrier Reef is in trouble, experts said it is not yet dead. Coral reef expert Kim Cobb, from Georgia Tech, has said he is convinced that a portion of the Great Barrier reef will stay beyond 2050 amid news of the second year of massive coral bleaching and concerns over the survival of many species. The coral reefs are still alive and some scientists think they can adapt to a warming world. Scientists have discovered that some corals change algal partners and through this, can acquire algae that are more tolerant to heat. It is evident though that the declining health of the coral reef will have huge impact on tourism, marine life, people's livelihood, and food security. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
News Article | February 18, 2017
The Red Carpet Luxury Lounge benefiting NKLA - a Best Friends Animal Society initiative - will be buzzing this year as it opens its doors to Hollywood's hottest talent surrounding the award show festivities. Nominees and other celebrity talent as well as producers, directors, stylists, press and media will gain access to new and exciting products and services offered by Secret Room Events amazing array of sponsors. Guests will be able to nibble on food and drinks provided by master chef Wolfgang Puck who will bring his uber-popular coffee line to the highly-anticipated Red Carpet Luxury Lounge. Like his food, the 100% arabica coffees are grown naturally, harvested from small estates and handpicked. Upon arrival, the talent and press will indulge in the magical transforming cappuccinos, lattes, mochaccinos and espressos crafted with organic enhancers. The Red Carpet Luxury Lounge is proud to announce its platinum sponsor Wen Hair and Body Care by Chaz Dean. Created in 1993 by renown “hairstylist to the stars”, Chaz Dean completely stopped using lathering products in his hair and went on to create gentle co-cleansing conditioners that were natural, yet effective. Since then Chaz has led the co-washing movement for decades with his line of Cleansing Conditioners and styling products that create natural, healthy, and soft hair. Wen Hair and Body Care by Chaz Dan will be offering exclusive hair services to guests at the event. Other event highlights include a fabulous FashionOmics LIVE Lounge! featuring beauty services from Lashes by Michelle Fong – Dial M Beauty, Massage by Cecilia Alcala; Manicures,Waves, Braids & TopKnots by TONI&GUY; YouTube Make-up Artists Niki Reitano and Aly Ashford; STORM Instant Wrinkle Lift Serum applications by Cosmetic Research Laboratories; botox and gift certificates by Parfaire Medical Aesthetics; and Celebrity Gold Face Mask and decollate, neck and hand treatment by European Skin and Massage Studio. For the first time ever, every guest that attends the Red Carpet Style Lounge will receive an all inclusive 5 night stay at one of Elite Island Resorts fabulous Caribbean properties. Select lucky nominees will also be gifted much coveted ultra exclusive 5-star vacation packages courtesy of Pacific Resort Aitutaki, Cook Islands’ only member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World collection and The Reef by CuisinArt Anguilla, also a member of Small Luxury Hotels and sister property to the CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa. Guests will also be introduced to and gifted new and exciting products from Attipas, Auspect Skincare International, Julie's Real Foods LLC, The Gottlieb Native Garden, Allomind, European Skin and Massage Studio, Axia Medical Solutions, Croatian National Tourist Board, SKECH, Keyano Aromatics International, Inc, Bobble Art USA, Keiichiroyuri, Pasta chips, Goodie Girl Cookies, Doery Aromatherapy, Forever In My Heart Jewelry, Vivajennz, Cavalleri, Sally Snacks Venison Jerky Dog Treats, Cosmetic Research Laboratories LLC, Catiques, Dermis RX Advanced Skin Care and Pets People Planet Connection. Upon exiting guests will have also receive a gift bag full of goodies from Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories, Silc Skin, ChapStick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint, Emily Cho handbags, Brownie Brittle, Rachel Tribble, Guylian USA Inc, Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center, Pretty Woman, NBTY Global Inc, US Organic, Leuchtturm 1917, BLK BLU NYC, Eco Tools, Taymor, Hero Nutritionals, Spoiled Naturally, Yankee Candle, Green Goo by Sierra Sage, Yazzii, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Justins, LL Bean, Eveden, Hey Lady Shoes, Texture The Magazine App, Feel Good Photos By Sasha, Trimfoot, Olde Armoury Leather, New Beauty, artnaturals, Black Stallion Winery and Imedeen Prime Renewal. The Red Carpet Style and Beauty Lounge will benefit Best Friends Animal Society, the only national animal welfare organization focused exclusively on ending the killing of dogs and cats in America's shelters. A leader in the no-kill movement, Best Friends runs the nation's largest no-kill sanctuary for companion animals, as well as lifesaving programs in partnership with more than 1,300 rescue groups and shelters across the country. In Los Angeles, Best Friends leads the No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) initiative, which is focused on ending the killing of dogs and cats in city shelters by 2017, and operates two centers, the NKLA Pet Adoption Center in West L.A. and the Best Friends Pet Adoption and Spay/Neuter Center in Mission Hills. Since its founding in 1984, Best Friends has helped reduce the number of animals killed in American shelters from 17 million per year to an estimated 4 million. About Secret Room Events: Secret Room Events is a brand and product marketing firm with niche appeal in the entertainment industry, producing exclusive swag bags, gift lounges and private events for Hollywood's most influential people. FOR MEDIA INTERESTED IN COVERING THE EVENT: Please contact rsvp(at)secretroomevents(dot)com
News Article | February 15, 2017
VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - February 13, 2017) - Golden Predator Mining Corp. (TSX VENTURE: GPY)( : NTGSF)(the "Company" or "Golden Predator") is pleased to announce that it has entered into a mineral property option agreement with Precipitate Gold Corp. (TSX VENTURE: PRG) pursuant to which Golden Predator may acquire Precipitate Gold's 100% interest in certain mineral claims known as the Reef property located adjacent to the northern boundary of the 3 Aces Project in the southeast region of the Yukon Territory. The right to acquire the Property combined with the previously announced option agreement to acquire the Hy-Jay property from Bearing Resources Ltd. (see GPY NR 17-01 for additional information) will, on completion of these acquisitions, expand the 3 Aces Project to a total of 357 km² consisting of 1,734 contiguous quartz claims. For a map of Golden Predator's consolidated 3 Aces property holdings please see: http://goldenpredator.com/_resources/maps/3-aces/3Aces_Regional_20170208.pdf "With the acquisition of the Reef Project we have control of over 30 kilometers of mineralized trend along strike from the known high grade gold veins at 3 Aces. This package now includes all of the high priority critical ground that appears favorable to host orogenic veins in the emerging 3 Aces District," said Janet Lee-Sheriff, Chief Executive Officer. "This agreement and the previously announced option agreement for the Hy-Jay Project is a significant expansion of our initial land position from 225 km2 to 357 km2. We look forward to conducting detailed site work this summer on the new holdings while a robust drill program continues at the original 3 Aces property." The recently acquired Reef Property consists of 418 claims (8,490 ha or 84.9km2) and is strategically located between the 3 Aces property to the south and the recently announced Hy-Jay property to the north. All of these properties cover a similar stratigraphic package consisting primarily of coarse sandstones grading to quartz pebble conglomerates and a shale that grades into phyllite and slate of the Upper Proterozoic to Lower Cambrian Hyland Group. Historical exploration on the properties has outlined soil geochemical anomalies with similar metal signatures to the 3 Aces Central Core area and similar mineralization found at the 3 Aces property. The Reef Property property hosts a large area of anomalous gold (>25 ppb) in soil geochemistry in several clusters along a 3.2 km north-northeast trend the largest which covers 1.4 km of the trend with values ranging up to 774 ppb gold. Rock samples on the property range from below detection to a high of 2.24 g/t gold. (Precipitate Gold Corp., June 2012 Exploration Report) Previous sampling on the Hy-Jay property has outlined three areas with anomalous gold in soil geochemistry and two grab samples containing visible gold in quartz have been reported. Historically, 265 rock samples were collected from the Hy-Jay property with values ranging from below detection to 22 samples with greater than 1 g/t gold and a maximum value of 144.2 g/t gold. In the most recent exploration in 2010-2011 a new zone, the Zig Zag, was discovered which returned 47.0 g/t, 22.0 g/t and 19.9 g/t gold in float boulders of quartz-arsenopyrite-galena. (Bearing Resources Ltd., March 2012 Assessment Report on the Hy-Jay claims) In consideration for the Claims, Golden Predator will pay to the Vendor an aggregate cash payment in the amount of $1,050,000, payable over a 36 month period from the closing date of the Agreement (the "Closing Date"). In addition, Golden Predator will issue 100,000 common shares and 100,000 warrants of the Company to the Vendor upon TSXV approval, and a further 100,000 common shares and 100,000 warrants on the date that is 12 months from the Closing Date. The warrants will be exercisable for a period of three years from the Closing Date at a price of $1.50 and $2.00 respectively. Golden Predator has also agreed to issue up to $300,000 worth of common shares of the Company to the Vendor on each of 24 months and 36 months from the Closing Date, at a price per share equal to the 21-day VWAP as at the date of issuance, subject to a floor price equal to the minimum price permitted under the TSXV policies. In addition the Company will issue 300,000 warrants on the each of 24 months and 36 months from the Closing Date, with the exercise price to be equal to 150% of the 21-day VWAP as at the date of issuance, and having a three year exercise period. Pursuant to the Agreement, Golden Predator will grant to the Vendor a 2% net smelter return royalty on certain of the claims and a 1% net smelter returns royalty on the remaining claims (the "NSR"). Golden Predator may re-purchase 25% of the NSR, at any time, for the purchase price of $1,000,000, and a further 25% for a purchase price of $1,500,000. The common shares issued pursuant to this Acquisition will be subject to a four-month hold period in accordance with applicable securities laws. Upon completion of the transactions described above, the 3 Aces project will be comprised of the 3 Aces, Reef, and Hy-Jay properties consisting of 1,734 claims covering 357 km² or 35,700 hectares in southeast Yukon. The project is located along the all-season Cantung Mine Road which accesses the Cantung Mine located 40 km to the north. To date, the 3 Aces Project, which includes the two highest grade surface outcrops discovered to date in the Yukon, has 30 mineralized veins which have been discovered through sampling, trenching, roadwork and drilling with different gold bearing veins occurring throughout 762 m (2,500 feet) of vertical elevation within the Central Core area. Surface outcrops of gold bearing quartz veins were first discovered on the property in 2009. The project was advanced with extensive soil sampling, which outlined significant gold-in-soil anomalies over a Central Core Area of 10.5 km2, and helicopter supported core drilling. Previous exploration work by Golden Predator in 2015 and 2016, which includes metallurgical studies, rotary air blast (RAB) drilling, RC drilling and bulk sampling, focused on establishing the grade and continuity of the Ace of Spades vein where previous diamond drilling had intersected the vein but returned lower than expected grades. The work in 2015 and 2016 confirmed the high grades of the vein by utilizing a sampling protocol derived from the metallurgical studies that are resulting in a better estimation of gold grades within the veins. In 2016, Golden Predator concluded its Q4 drill program with 4,315 m and will recommence drilling in February 2017. Drill results have been released from the Spades Zone with results pending from the Clubs and Hearts Zones. The 3 Aces property is located in the traditional territory of the Kaska Nation. In January 2013, Golden Predator signed an Exploration Agreement with the Kaska Nation, as represented by the Ross River Dena Council and the Liard First Nation, with respect to activities within their traditional territories. The 3 Aces project operates under a Class 4 Mining Land Use Permit. The technical content of this news release has been reviewed and approved by Mike Burke, P Geo, a Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and an employee of the Company. Golden Predator Mining Corp., a well-financed Canadian gold mineral exploration company is expanding surface discoveries, at its 3 Aces project in Canada's Yukon, through focused drilling. The 3 Aces property is a high-grade gold in quartz project with an exploration program underway that includes sampling, trenching, drilling and bulk sampling to define and interpret the project. The Company also holds the Brewery Creek project in Canada's Yukon. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. No stock exchange, securities commission or other regulatory authority has approved or disapproved the information contained herein. This news release contains certain forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities legislation (collectively "forward-looking statements"). The use of any of the words "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon. This news release contains forward-looking statements and assumptions pertaining to the following: completion of the Acquisition, payment of the aggregate cash payment, issuance of common shares, and grant of the NSR. Actual results achieved may vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors. The Company believes the expectations reflected in those forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct.
News Article | November 7, 2016
New Events, Resorts and Attractions Beckon Travelers This Winter THE VALLEY, ANGUILLA--(Marketwired - November 07, 2016) - As the US Presidential election finally comes to a close, we have a sure-fire therapy for anxious voters seeking a much needed respite from the stress of the past 18 months -- Anguilla is the antidote! Tucked away in the Northern Caribbean, warm-hearted island of spectacular beaches and superb cuisine is the ultimate vacation getaway, with new resorts and attractions, and expanded air service connections that make getting there easier than ever. Anguilla welcomed a new luxury hotel brand to the island, with the October 20 debut of The Four Seasons Resort & Residences Anguilla. The Four Seasons is renowned for operating some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts in the world, and they are making additional improvements and bringing their legendary service ethos to what was already one of the Caribbean's finest beachfront resorts, the former Viceroy Anguilla. A range of special introductory offers for families, groups of friends or couples looking for a romantic retreat are on offer, through the festive season. The Reef By CuisinArt opens officially on November 10, 2016. This chic beachside resort with an urban flair is set on a prime beachfront location on Merrywing Bay. Geared towards a millennial audience, the resort features 80 accommodations, ranging from Golfview and Seaview Junior Suites in the main building, to spectacular Junior Suites in the four beachfront buildings, and will offer competitive price points and unique activities. Guests at The Reef will be able to enjoy all the amenities, restaurants and services offered at neighboring CuisinArt Golf & Spa Resort, including preferred tee times at the championship Greg Norman golf course. The Manoah Boutique Hotel opens in December 2016, the latest addition to beautiful Shoal Bay East, which is attracting quite a buzz as the new in-spot. Joining the lovely Zemi Beach House Resort, which opened in the Spring of this year, with its Thai Spa and famous Rhum Room, the Manoah is a gorgeous art deco style property, with 29 elegantly furnished rooms situated on one of Anguilla's best beaches. Amenities include The Manoah Spa, offering a unique combination of ancient and modern therapies; Ocean Beach Club restaurant, with two tropical beach bars; a Fitness Center, outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool with sunbathing deck and an innovative water sports program. Starting November 2016, Seaborne Airlines is expanding its flight schedule to 5 days a week from San Juan SJU to Anguilla AXA, and adding morning and evening flights to facilitate connections from Europe and the West Coast; plus they now have code share arrangements with Delta, JetBlue and American Tradewind Aviation introduced twice daily, scheduled service from San Juan SJU to Anguilla AXA, on October 17; with the option of private charter services operating on request. Livin in the Sun, November 11 - 13, Anguilla's revolutionary new music festival, will bring the world's best Deejays to perform at EDM parties on and off shore - the main venue is Sandy Island, a lovely islet just a 5-minute boat ride from Sandy Ground. The International Tennis Federation Jr. Championships, November 12 - 19, will bring approximately 100 participants, accompanied by coaches, officials, friends and family, to compete in this inaugural event, which will become the 3rd leg of the Caribbean International Tennis Circuit. The Scrub Island Ultimate Hiking Excursion starts with a short scenic 20-minute boat ride from Island Harbour over to the beautiful beach on the Western side of Scrub Island. Guests learn about the island, observe wildlife, visit a famous crashed airplane, snorkel with turtles, fish and stingray, swim in emerald glowing lagoons and much more. Lunch, snacks, water and juice are included as part of the hike, which is available to guests 12 years and older. Rates are $250 per person and all-inclusive; the adventure starts at 7:45am and ends around 3:00pm. And mark your calendars for 2017! The entire island is gearing up for Anguilla 50 - a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Anguilla's secession from the Federation of St. Kitts & Nevis -- a bloodless revolution -- when the island decided to chart its own path to prosperity as a British Overseas Territory. The official commemoration will take place the week of May 28, leading up to Anguilla Day on May 30, but special packages and celebratory events will be held islandwide throughout the year. For information on Anguilla visit the Anguilla Tourist Board's official website www.IvisitAnguilla.com; follow us on Facebook: Facebook.com/AnguillaOfficial; Instagram: @Anguilla_Tourism; Twitter: @Anguilla_Trsm, Hashtag: #MyAnguilla . Tucked away in the northern Caribbean, Anguilla is a shy beauty with a warm smile. A slender length of coral and limestone fringed with green, the island is ringed with 33 beaches, considered by savvy travelers and top travel magazines, to be the most beautiful in the world. Anguilla lies just off the beaten path, so it has retained a charming character and exclusivity. Yet because it can be conveniently reached from two major gateways: St Martin and Puerto Rico, and by private air, it's a hop and a skip away. Romance? Barefoot elegance? Unfussy chic? And untrammeled bliss? Anguilla is the answer.
News Article | November 10, 2016
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Reef by CuisinArt, a contemporary beachside Caribbean hotel, officially opens today. A sister property to CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa, The Reef features 80 state-of-the-art accommodations, a dramatic lobby entry and bar with sweeping ocean views, fitness center, boutique, two restaurants, and a spectacular pool. “We are delighted to celebrate the launch of The Reef and welcome guests to Anguilla’s newest luxury and experiential beachfront destination,” said St
News Article | June 13, 2016
The Great Barrier Reef is in danger of losing much of its corals. Mass coral bleaching brought about by climate change damaged as much as 93 percent of the pristine coral reefs, which prodded the Australian government to set aside $1 billion to protect the world heritage site. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced the creation of a special $1 billion fund, The Reef Fund, which will focus on clean energy projects for the Great Barrier Reef's catchment areas. Turnbull said the budget is part of the $10 billion special account of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation, which will also serve as the fund manager via debt and equity in a period of 10 years. "Climate change is the greatest long-term threat to the Great Barrier Reef and to all coral reefs around the world," said Turnbull. "Australians are passionate about the Great Barrier Reef and the Turnbull government is committed to protecting it for future generations." Aside from preserving the Great Barrier Reef, the government believes that the special fund will also help boost Queensland's economy through job creation, improved farm profitability and mobilization of public and private investments. Turnbull said that improving the quality of water will have a great impact on preserving much of the reef. Clean water will mitigate outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish and bleaching. For this reason, the fund will invest on projects that would support clean water such as water and energy-efficient irrigation systems, pesticide sprayers and coastal sewage treatment plants. The fund will also consider investing on solar farms to decrease diesel use and other projects that support renewable energy. Turnbull also mentioned that the fund will add to the existing $461 million fund previously dedicated to the reef preservation. Greg Hunt, the government's environmental minister has acknowledged that the commitment is the largest of its kind that the Great Barrier Reef has received so far. "It's an investment in the legacy for our children, their children and our descendants," said Hunt. Last month, the Labor announced their own rescue plan for the reef by pledging $500 million that will be spread in five years. The Labor is planning on to put much of its money in research, reef management improvement and direct environmental investments. The announcement, however, did not sit well with Labor and Greens. Both are saying that this is a diversionary tactic to distract attention from the coal mines. Greens climate change spokesperson and deputy leader Larissa Waters has qualms about the announcement. "All of this money is taken from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the government hasn't specified how much will go to clean energy and how much will go to water quality," said Waters. © 2016 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
News Article | October 28, 2016
Pop recording artist J.W. CUDD will debut his "Angel Artifacts" collection at Entertainment Weekly's PopFest. The event will take place on October 29th & 30th at The Reef in Downtown Los Angeles. Centered around the hottest entertainment in pop culture, Entertainment Weekly will be bringing fans face-to-face with artists, performances, movies, book signings, and live podcasts. A few of the celebrity headliners include Jennifer Aniston, Nick Jonas, Anna Faris, Stephen Amell, JoJo, James Corden, and more. Although known for his music and acting, CUDD will be showcasing a new shade of creativity: Art. "I've always been passionate about creating — whether it be singing, songwriting, acting, or various art mediums. Like any musician who has to find their sound, I believe that every painter has to find their style. After eight years of serious soul-searching, I was finally able to unearth what resonated within me." Cudd noted. With a collection resembling thousands of vibrantly colored butterflies, J.W. CUDD's "Angel Artifacts" portrays a positive vibration by representing the evolution of humanity throughout the Earth & Cosmos. Constructed with a layer of sea salt and glossy wings, the metaphysical nature of CUDD radiates onto his work. In an interview with Gas Mask Magazine CUDD stated, "I wanted to create something that would inspire — something that would make everyone come together. That was the motive behind Angel Artifacts. The larger pieces contain more than 3,000 butterflies, and after clocking in almost two years of work, I'm excited to unveil this collection to viewers. They were made with light, and I hope people see them for the beauty they resemble." The Texas native has currently been promoting a few projects this fall, including his latest music video "BOOMERANG" and the movie "LISTEN". The music video reflects a vibrant world filled with color, karma, and the GasMaskMagazine.com logo — which CUDD exclusively designed for the company. Written by CUDD and produced by multi-platinum record producer, Andrew Lane (Miley Cyrus, Backstreet Boys, Kelly Rowland), the song is laced with hooky melodies and pop-induced synths. "BOOMERANG" is now available on iTunes.