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REGISTER NOW: 2017 RNA Annual Conference examines religion, politics, Bible Belt

2017-07-28

September 7–9 // Nashville // Gaylord Opryland Resort COLUMBIA, MO, USA, July 28, 2017 — Faith and public life headlines have dominated news cycles in the last year as a new administration sparked debates surrounding religious freedom, immigration, climate change and environmental issues, separation of church and state, among others. Join the Religion News Association to dissect these issues and more at its 68th Annual Conference Sept. 7–9, 2017, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville. All are welcome. PROGRAM Among this year’s topics and special events: – Covering Religious Hate in Trump’s America – Faith & Fossil Fuels – The Future of the Bible Belt – Pitch Perfect: Tips for Freelancers & Editors Who Need Them – Beer & Hymns: The Role of Music in Faith – Religious Freedom for All? Under-the-Radar Conflicts Between Faith...

Meredith Reports Record Fiscal 2017 Revenue And Earnings

2017-07-27

“We delivered record revenue and profit in fiscal 2017 as we continue to aggressively execute our multi-platform growth strategies, including rapid expansion of our highly profitable digital activities,” said Meredith Chairman and CEO Stephen M. Lacy.  “Additionally, we delivered strong cash flow and higher profit margins.  This enabled us to continue successful execution of our Total Shareholder Return (TSR) strategy.” Fiscal 2017 financial highlights, compared to the prior year, included: Earnings per share were $4.16, compared to $0.75. Excluding special items in both periods, earnings per share grew to $4.00, an increase of more than 20 percent. (See Tables 1-5 for supplemental disclosures regarding non-GAAP financial measures.) Operating profit margin grew to 18 percent. Total Company revenues grew 4 percent to a record $1.7 billion, and total advertising revenues grew 2 percent to $934 million. “We expanded our audience across media platforms...

Linda D. Lucchesi Recognzied as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication

2017-07-27

Linda D. Lucchesi Recognzied as a VIP Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Publication Memphis, TN, July 27, 2017– Linda D. Lucchesi of Memphis, Tennessee has been recognized as a VIP Member for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 55 years in the music industry, with an emphasis in music publishing and production. About Linda D. LucchesiLinda Diane Lucchesi was born on December 5, 1947 in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the President of Simply Grand Music, Inc., a multi-faceted independent label, production and music publishing company. Formerly known as Sounds of Memphis/XL & Pen labels, Simply Grand Music, Inc. houses Beckie Publishing Co. and Memphis Town Music. They have a deep-rooted connection with Memphis music. From the 1960’s to the present, they have prided themselves on displaying a talented collection of singers and songwriters. In 1965,...

What Forces Made Randall Lee Richards the Hottest New Country Music Star?
What Forces Made Randall Lee Richards the Hottest New Country Music Star?

2017-07-27

One music critic has said “Randall Lee Richards music has more hooks than a pirates convention!” Nashville, TN July 27, 2017 — How did a new artist without a major label, release his first single and get 225,000+ You Tube views, over 35,000 Internet streams on I Tunes, Pandora, Spotify, Jango, etc, radio airplay on nearly 1,000 radio stations across America and in over 40 countries, to become the hottest new country music star, all in less than 3 months? Perhaps it’s as simple as two words. Great music. Randall Lee reflects, “I think it helps that I have written songs which were recorded by major artists, and which sold millions of copies, but in the end, I’m sure it’s the power of this song “A Paradise Life” that’s making a way for me as...

Shared Health Services Names New Vice-President of Clinical Operations
Shared Health Services Names New Vice-President of Clinical Operations

2017-07-26

Johnson City, TN, July 26, 2017– Shared Health Services, a Tennessee based wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy management company, has named Mr. James Wilcox, RN, BSN, ACHRN, CWCN, CFCN, CWS, WCC, DWC, FCCWS, DAPWCA as its Vice-President of Clinical Operations. In announcing the appointment of Mr. Wilcox, the company’s President and CEO, David Davis, stated, “James brings a wealth of both military and clinical knowledge to his new role. After retiring from the United States Navy as a Command Master Chief and Saturation Diving Supervisor; he continued his education, training and career in the field of wound care and hyperbaric medicine. We are honored to have him as part of our corporate team.” Mr. Wilcox has served in several prestigious leadership roles and obtained several awards including: · Past President Baromedical Nurses Association· Fellow of the College of Certified Wound Specialists· Diplomate of the...

Max Mazzim Releases Long Awaited New Single Birthday Love Featuring Dance Hall King Beenie Man This Summer
Max Mazzim Releases Long Awaited New Single Birthday Love Featuring Dance Hall King Beenie Man This Summer

2017-07-26

NATIONAL – 07/26/2017 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — Strtream/Sony Recording Star Max Mazzim pushed up the release of her new single and video Birthday Love to August 18, due to the overwhelming response. The single is available through Sony Music and where ever you buy music. Birthday Love, the first single from Max Mazzim features dance hall legend Beenie Man. “This up-tempo reggae dance track comes complete with sexy meets smooth lyrics, catchy hooks and a production that will send this record up the charts”. Max Mazzim, is a multi-talented International R&B/Pop singer, songwriter and actress. By age 12 Max as she likes to be...

YouTube Sensation Steve Jessup Launches Kickstarter Campaign for the Buzz Bag – the World's First Party Backpack
YouTube Sensation Steve Jessup Launches Kickstarter Campaign for the Buzz Bag – the World's First Party Backpack

2017-07-24

Over 100 million people from around the world have seen videos of Steve Jessup being arrested on his lawnmower, Tractor and scissor lift. Press Release – updated: Jul 24, 2017 06:20 CDT Nashville, TN., July 24, 2017 – ​​​​YouTube Sensation, Steve Jessup announced a Kickstarter campaign for “The Buzz Bag,” the world’s first and only party backpack, to run from July through August 31, 2017. Inspired by hundreds of requests from fans for the ultimate party backpack, Steve has delivered. Steve insisted the Buzz Bag would be made in America and be focused on making all good times better. Steve worked directly with a American manufacturer to design something that would meet everyone’s needs. Here are some...

Best College Values Publishes Ranking of 50 Best Value Doctorates of Nursing Practice 2017
Best College Values Publishes Ranking of 50 Best Value Doctorates of Nursing Practice 2017

2017-07-24

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., July 24, 2017 — Best College Values has just published the next in its series of “Best Value” rankings, the 50 Best Value Doctorates of Nursing Practice 2017 (http://www.bestcollegevalues.com/rankings/best-value-dnp/). All rankings in this series highlight degree programs offered through colleges and universities that provide both a reputably high quality education and affordable tuition rates, with a high return on investment. This particular ranking only assessed schools that are regionally accredited by one of the six regional accrediting bodies for colleges and schools, and includes traditional, hybrid (online and on-campus), and fully online programs of study. It was built from a pool of over 200 highly reputable colleges and universities which have been narrowed down to the top 50 of these programs. Placing first...

TeacherCertificationDegrees.com Releases Ranking of Top Online Master’s in Education Programs for First-Time Teachers
TeacherCertificationDegrees.com Releases Ranking of Top Online Master’s in Education Programs for First-Time Teachers

2017-07-22

“A growing number of education schools are hosting online teacher preparation programs at the master’s level to respond to teacher shortages. Our list differentiates itself from others by honing in on online master’s programs for initial certification.” Seattle, WA July 22, 2017 — TeacherCertificationDegrees.com, a popular education-focused website that provides in-depth information on teacher preparation programs and certification requirements in the US, has released its ranking of the top online master’s degrees in education. To be considered for the list, schools with a hybrid online master’s program designed to lead to first-time certification for new teachers were evaluated for not-for-profit status and accreditation from one...

Giant Spoon Named An Ad Age Small Agency Of The Year
Giant Spoon Named An Ad Age Small Agency Of The Year

2017-07-21

“This recognition would not be possible without our fearless clients who took a chance on a small agency and allowed our teams to push the boundaries of creativity,” said Marc Simons, co-founder of Giant Spoon. Los Angeles, California July 21, 2017 — Giant Spoon was named an Ad Age Small Agency of the Year at an awards ceremony held in Nashville, TN during the Small Agency Conference this week. Hundreds of advertising agencies enter this awards show which recognizes the agency’s body of work, culture and growth, as well as stand-out campaigns. The Spoon brought home the gold for best west coast agency and won silver for best B2B campaign for HP’s “The Wolf.” “We’ve spent four years building an agency filled...

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