Who Does the "Rebuilding of America's Infrastructure" Include

“Rebuilding our infrastructure and communities” The problem is we are seldom the owners, developers, contractor builders, or high-wage workers"

— Wendell Stemley, NAMC President

WASHINGTON DC, WASHINGTON DC, USA, November 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — “Rebuilding our infrastructure and communities” is an often-used phrase that is oversimplified. There will always be rebuilding of infrastructure and minority communities. The problem is we are seldom the owners, developers, contractor builders, or high-wage workers. We need to be partners in ownership, development, building, operators, and employers of the local community workforce in a process where public and private Fortune 500 companies continue to build successful, quality projects while allowing diversity to be an integral part of the planning and execution of that success.

NAMC is concerned that we are losing a generation of minority youth because of neglect and indifference. We can no longer ignore the obvious: African-American males 18-35 have the highest unemployment rate in America. Other minority groups, women, veterans, and disabled veterans have also seen similar disparity. To that end, Minority Jobs Matter also.

The number of minorities and minority communities who are being left out of the rebuilding of America’s infrastructure is daunting. For state agencies to award billions of dollars of work annually and certain minority groups only receive less than one percent of those dollars is unacceptable. Ironically, these minority groups are not left out of paying the 18 cent per gallon federal sales tax to fund the U.S. Department of Transportation's highway program.

NAMC's efforts are timely, given passage of the recent Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act in December 2015. The FAST Act authorizes the program at $4.5 billion for fiscal years 2016 through 2020, including $850 million for FY 2017 to be awarded by the Secretary of Transportation. The grants, totaling nearly $800 million, will be combined with other funding from federal, state, local, and private sources to support $3.6 billion in infrastructure investment in 15 states and the District of Columbia. The legislation authorizes over $300 billion in funding transportation projects over the next five years, which potentially presents opportunities for Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) firms. The new legislation also addresses a long-standing issue in the DBE community by requiring the U.S. Department of Transportation to undertake measures to ensure prompt payment to DBEs. President Trump has stated that he plans to add a trillion dollars of public and private infrastructure spending to rebuilding America.

Citizens must be involved with local representatives, such as mayors and city council members, as well as state and congressional representatives, to ensure that the needs of their communities are included in the appropriations to rebuild America’s infrastructure. NAMC urges you to ask government representatives how rebuilding is going to work for and benefit small business, local communities, and mandatory participation requirements.

Please understand — this is your money. Every time you go to the gas station, you help fund the transportation bill. We all pay the 18 cent federal gas tax, so all of us should have the right to equal services.

The NAMC 2016 Congressional Breakfast was held on Capitol Hill on September 15, 2016 at the Rayburn House Office Building. Representatives who attended the breakfast and addressed NAMC’s issues and concerns were Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA); who spoke about the need for small business banking reform; Rep. Hank C. Johnson, Jr. (D-GA), who addressed government contracting with respect to rebuilding the infrastructure; Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA), debt ceiling and its impact on small businesses; and Rick Allen (R-GA), a former construction company owner, who acknowledged the lack of loan options for small contractors in the industry. NAMC long-time supporters Congresswoman Alma Adams (D-NC) and Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA) also weighed in on the issue of minority contracting. Other congressional representatives also voiced their support for the DBE program.

On Friday, September 16, Wendell Stemley, NAMC President, was invited to host Breaking the Color Barrier in Military Contracting, a panel sponsored by Congressman Hank C. Johnson, Jr. at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, DC. The panel consisted of various government and industry representatives who assembled to provide an opportunity for minority- and women-owned small businesses to learn how to navigate the procurement process and market their businesses in the lucrative arena of defense contracts.

Small business participation options along with NAMC recommendations included
better tracking of both prime and subcontractor flow down requirements for small businesses and minority participation. We also recommend that Federal agencies offer “FAST PAY” to small business contractors.

NAMC also suggested small businesses support Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez’s call for stronger compliance and oversight of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Small Business program within federal contracting and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici’s bill, H.R. 3175, to increase the government-wide procurement goals for small disadvantaged businesses, women-owned businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and HUBZONE (historically underutilized business zone) small businesses. Congressional support is needed for legislative bills.

Doreen Littlejohn
National Association of Minority Contractors
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All Eyes on OPEC, For the Last Time?

Sun rises near a pump jack in the California desert.

OPEC has long been perceived as the single market balancer, but their influence is increasingly tempered by other forces – Trumponomics & demand from Asia.

OPEC has taken the price cuts on the chin.

— Dan K. Eberhart

HOUSTON, TX, USA, November 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — When OPEC members, led by Saudi Arabia, decided in 2014 to keep oil production high despite a global glut, it sent prices into a tailspin. It’s widely thought the move was intended more than anything to drive as many U.S. shale producers as possible out of business.

But the surprise was on OPEC: while American oil and gas companies have sweated out the past two years, cutting jobs and idling rigs – with a few firms leaving the market entirely — for the most part, they have proven to be exceptionally resilient. The same spirit of innovation that led to fracking – the technique that opened the shale plays to development in the first place – helped domestic producers shave costs and improve per-rig productivity. Those achievements are reflected in numbers from the U.S. Energy Department, which suggest that in 2017 domestic crude output will reach 8.7 million barrels a day in 2017, some 100,000 barrels a day higher than the previous estimate.

Oilfield service company Canary's CEO Dan K. Eberhart said, “OPEC, on the other hand, has taken the price cuts on the chin. Saudi Arabia has lost billions of dollars in revenue, and other members – most notably Venezuela, Iraq, and Nigeria – have encountered staggering budget issues.” Eberhart continued, “By their own reckoning, as reported in the OPEC Annual Statistical Bulletin, the member nations’ combined GDP is at a five-year low, dropping from $4.35 trillion in 2015 to $3.90 trillion this year.”

To stanch the bleeding, at their November 30 meeting in Vienna, OPEC members finally achieved consensus about a production cut that should prop up crude prices and restore a semblance of financial health to national coffers.

No longer a single market balancer

The headline about an OPEC production cut – 1.2 million barrels per day, more than most expected but still less than the 1.5 million barrel target that some nations pushed for – sent oil futures prices up 7 percent in the first hour after the news broke.

While so-called "Trumponomics” have yet to fully play out, President-Elect Trump has said that he wants America to be energy self-sufficient, explaining that America has been “held hostage by OPEC.”

OPEC has long been perceived as the single market balancer, but their influence is increasingly tempered by other forces – perhaps most strikingly by demand from Asia.

That region is OPEC’s biggest customer, and importers have said they won’t tolerate price increases related to what they view as supply being artificially suppressed. Instead, they plan to buy more oil from non-OPEC countries.

Since 2005, China has accounted for 46 percent of global oil demand growth. The International Energy Administration (IEA) estimates that China receives about 700,000 barrels of oil per day, effectively soaking up a lot of the excess that has been keeping prices low. However, China isn’t actively using the oil today; instead, it is going into storage in the country’s strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) where it is being stockpiled against a future crisis. So while that does take oil off the market now, it’s not a signal of continuing demand growth. Outside of its SPR, in fact, China’s demand growth is expected to be just 259,000 barrels per day, despite the fact that the nation’s energy-hungry middle class is booming.

But with oil prices on the rise after the OPEC decision, China may decide that rather than pay more for imports, it will begin drawing down from its reserves, which amount to an estimated 600 million barrels. And although China’s own oil production has fallen off considerably in recent years, the nation may ramp back up and begin exporting oil itself to take advantage of rising prices.

With all eyes on OPEC, it’s important to remember that they don’t wield complete control of the market.


About Canary, LLC

Canary, LLC, is one of the largest private wellhead service companies in North America. Canary serves its clients and the public through quality drilling and production services, local charitable endeavors, and educational campaigns concerning energy policies. Visit canaryUSA.com, fb.com/CanaryConnects, or @CanaryConnects

Jacob A. Eberhart
Canary, LLC
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Thomas L. Friedman Discusses How to Live in the 21st Century

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman to speak at Breakfast Forum

In his most ambitious work to date, Thomas L. Friedman’s newest book is a field guide to this century.

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Writer Talks about Accelerated Culture at Downtown L.A. Author Event

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, November 28, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Thomas L. Friedman, three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for his work with The New York Times and the author of six bestselling books, including The World Is Flat, will talk about his new book Thank You for Being Late: Finding a Job, Running a Country, and Keeping Your Head in an Age of Accelerations during a Live Talks Los Angeles breakfast forum on Friday, December 9, 2016 in downtown Los Angeles.

Thank You for Being Late (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, November 22, 2016) is a field guide to the 21st century, written by one of its most celebrated observers. In his most ambitious work to date, Friedman shows that we have entered an age of dizzying acceleration – and explains how to live in it. Due to an exponential increase in computing power, climbers atop Mount Everest enjoy excellent cell-phone service and self-driving cars are taking to the roads. A parallel explosion of economic interdependency has created new riches as well as spiraling debt burdens. Meanwhile, Mother Nature is also seeing dramatic changes as carbon levels rise and species go extinct, with compounding results.

How do these changes interact, and how can we cope with them? To get a better purchase on the present, Friedman returns to his Minnesota childhood and sketches a world where politics worked and joining the middle class was an achievable goal. Today, by contrast, it is easier than ever to be a maker (try 3-D printing) or a breaker (the Islamic State excels at using Twitter), but harder than ever to be a leader or merely “average.” Friedman concludes that nations and individuals must learn to be fast (innovative and quick to adapt), fair (prepared to help the casualties of change), and slow (adept at shutting out the noise and accessing their deepest values). With vision, authority, and wit, Thank You for Being Late establishes a blueprint for how to think about our times.

Event Details
Tickets can be purchased at livetalksla.org and range from $50-$65. Each purchase includes a copy of Thank You for Being Late and continental breakfast. Breakfast will be served from 7:45-8:15am and the program runs from 8:15-9:15am. For more information, contact info@livetalksla.org. Location for this event is Gensler, 500 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles.

About Live Talks Los Angeles
Since 2010 Live Talks Los Angeles has presented over 200 talks featuring authors, actors, filmmakers, artists, musicians, comedians, chefs, scientists, and business thought leaders in various venues in Los Angeles. Videos and podcasts of its events are available on its website www.livetalksla.org.

Darlene Chan
Live Talks Los Angeles
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EF Hutton Gift Card Doorbuster: First 3,000 Buyers Get 2-For-1

EF Hutton’s New Gift Card

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And AARP Members Get An Additional Gift Card for Free
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— Christopher Daniels, CEO

SPRINGFIELD, OH, USA, November 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — EF Hutton America (symbol: HUTN) is offering one extra free Gift Card to the first 3,000 buyers The EF Hutton Gift Card offer applies only to gift cards bought at efhutton.com and applies only to the Financial Markets and Trading package – offer ends December 22.

Special Discount for AARP Members – an additional gift card for Free – on top of any other special offer. This is a potential Trifecta that can enable AARP members to get 3 gifts for the price of one. AARP members can get their special discount by using coupon code “AARP” at checkout on efhutton.com.

The EF Hutton Gift Card can be redeemed for EF Hutton services among which is a beginner package that teaches provides financial education and training. Financial knowledge is an important life skill. Many parents and grandparents will find the EF Hutton Gift Card an ideal way to provide this specialized education to their kids, grandkids and children of friends, especially for anyone over the age of 17.

When EF Hutton teaches children and grandchildren financial skills … and they will learn from the best name in investments.

$125 is the regular price for the Beginner Trading Markets Package. $62.50 is the effective price with the 2 for 1 offer. And, just $31.25 effective price for AARP Members who get the 3-for-1 Trifecta Deal because they are among the first 3,000 Buyers.

The EF Hutton Gift Card can be redeemed for financial education courses that teach financial markets and trading skills and completion of the courses entitle the student to participation in a trading contest with a $500 prize for the best result. The contest test the skills of the student in a realistic market environment trading with an account that starts at $100,000. The contest is important because real learning is reinforced when it is applied. The $500 prize provides an incentive that full engages students so that they are serious about this training.

EF Hutton has also partnered with Amazon.com to make cards widely available. Just go to amazon.com and search “EF Hutton Gift Card.” However, the AARP member discount is only available at efhutton.com.

The EF Hutton Gift Card is a unique gift for anyone on your list.

“Everybody wants to provide a special gift that will be appreciated. The EF Hutton Gift Card is truly unique and will provide value throughout 2017.” said EF Hutton CEO Christopher Daniels. “The recipient will see your name on their accounts when they receive their Stock Report and be continuously reminded of your kind gift.”

Restrictions apply. More details about EF Hutton financial products are available at www.efhutton.com

This is another significant innovative new product from EF Hutton which recently introduced several online services.

About EF Hutton
EF Hutton is a leader in online investment services. The company offers innovative financial products such as the “no commission” investments and “no commission” trading, including value-added services such as event-driven investing strategies. EF Hutton provides financial products and services using advanced technology to better serve clients. EF Hutton is a legendary brand in financial services that for 112 years it has been known for its attention to clients. EF Hutton stock is traded under the symbol HUTN. Learn more at www.efhutton.com

Chloe Jorgensen
EF Hutton Commun ications
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De La Fuente Files for Recount in Nevada

FT. LAUDERDALE , FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida, November 30, 2016 – After withdrawing his presidential recount petition in Wisconsin, “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente almost immediately filed for a recount in Nevada. De La Fuente was the first to file for a recount in Wisconsin but withdrew his petition when Jill Stein duplicated his effort and the estimated cost of the recount soared to more than $3.5 million. He has already posted payment for the recount in Nevada.

“I’ve made this decision for a number of reasons,” said De La Fuente. “First, Wisconsin obviously made a recount cost-prohibitive for a citizen with standing. Jill (Stein) was able to tap into a Democratic base of donors to raise more than $6.2 million in just a few days, so she can afford to pursue the issue there.”

He continued, “I think she (Stein) drew Democratic support because she also named Pennsylvania and Michigan as states she would target for recounts. If all three states flipped, Hillary Clinton would become the President-elect.”

Then, he distinguished his effort: “I’m only interested in validating the election and exposing the vulnerabilities I believe exist in our current system. I’m not trying to change the results. If that happens, so be it, but I’m not trying to force it. ”

De La Fuente says he picked Nevada to balance out the recount and force the media to focus on the need for substantive reform to maintain the integrity of the Nation’s elections. In De La Fuente’s opinion, there are a lot of similarities between the Nevada and Wisconsin scenarios except for who won.

“Hillary (Clinton) won Nevada by a narrow margin almost identical to that of President-elect Trump’s in Wisconsin,” said De La Fuente. “Why not audit Nevada’s results as well?”

He added, “I experienced some a considerable amount of unfair treatment during the Nevada Democratic Caucus. And who doesn’t remember the near-violent confrontation there between the Clinton and Sanders camps with respect to the assignment of delegates?”

De La Fuente noted, “Jill didn’t qualify to be on the ballot in Nevada, so she can’t petition for a recount there even if she wanted to whereas I can.” De La Fuente is correct. While the Green Party failed to qualify on the ballot for the General Election in Nevada, De La Fuente made the ballot as the nominee of the American Delta Party. He also was the nominee of the Reform Party and ran as an independent in other states.

De La Fuente said he may file for recounts in one or more additional states but emphasized that he will only do so on a non-partisan basis. “This is about election integrity. It isn’t about favoring one party or candidate over another,” said De La Fuente. “We need to expose the problems and fix them.”

De La Fuente allegedly suffered election fraud in both the Democratic Presidential Primary and the General Election. “We have screenshots of my vote totals going down in a variety of states as more counties reported, which obviously should not be possible. Coupled with the other forms of election manipulation I experienced, I committed myself to exposing the problems and pushing for solutions,” he added.

When asked about the cost of the recounts, De La Fuente acknowledged that it is significant. “While I’ve been blessed to have enjoyed success in the private sector, I’m not a nearly as wealthy as Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump,” De La Fuente commented. “I hope citizens of every political persuasion will consider election integrity important enough to donate the equivalent of a Starbucks or two to help defray the cost. After all, what I’m really trying to do is make sure that each citizen’s vote goes to the candidate for whom it’s cast.”

Contributions in support of De La Fuente’s election reform initiative can be made on the donation page of his website.


“Rocky” Roque De La Fuente is living proof that the American Dream can be achieved by those who are inspired to pursue it. He has an amazing record of overcoming obstacles and achieving success. From being licensed by the FAA to fly single engine planes at the age of 20 to owning 28 automobile dealerships and becoming Chairman of the National Dealers Council for the third largest automobile manufacturer in the world by the age of 28, Rocky is in a league by himself. He also created a banking network in 1982 to help address an economic crisis in Mexico and established impressive real estate holdings throughout the United States while generating thousands of new jobs along the way. Rocky holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude) and exudes a passion for his country and for those who seek the opportunity to fulfill their version of the American Dream.

For more information, please visit:  https://www.rocky2016.com/
Twitter: @VoteRocky2016
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voterocky2016
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWkeiS23HBvDgPBqbBzyQA

Danielle De La Fuente
Rocky 2016, LLC
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Sri Lankan President insults President Elect Trump by Asking him to drop war crimes charges – Tamils for Trump

NEW YORK, USA, November 30, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Sri Lankan President Sirisena Insults the President-Elect Trump by Asking him to drop the horrifying war crimes charges: Tamils for Trump

Last Sunday, AFP reported the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has asked US President-elect Donald Trump to pressure the UN Human Rights Council to drop war crimes allegations against the Sri Lankan army.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala asking President-elect Donald Trump to drop the Sri Lankan horrendous war crime allegations is an insult to President-Elect Donald Trump.

A Tamil for Trump spokesman said that the “Sri Lankan President Maithripala is not only insulting the US presidency, it also insults the our moral fabric of American society who voted for Donald Trump and American democratic institutions.

"President-elect Donald Trump is against any crime including rape, killings, abductions, drug trafficking, terrorism and state terrorism. Mr. Trump stated this clearly during his campaign speeches several times. There is no difference between him and the American people in regards to views on international crimes that have to be punished.

"According to The International Policy Digest, the Sri Lankan army killed over 145,000 innocent Tamil victims, raped thousands of Tamil women, made 90,000 Tamil widows and created 50,000 orphans during the end of the ethnic war in the traditional Tamil heartlands in the northeast of Sri Lanka in 2009."

“The Sri Lankan president exposed him against the war crimes investigation as asking Mr. Trump to drop the Sri Lankan war crimes would confirm that he would not ever try to find justice for the Tamil victims.

"It is now been proved to the world that it was a mistake to believe that the Sri Lankan president will offer justice to Tamils.

“March 2017 is the right time for international community, with the help of President Trump, to refer the horrendous Sri Lankan war crimes to International Criminal Court through the UN security council."

About the Tamils for Trump

Tamils for Trump is a political activist group comprised of Americans; the majority are Tamil Americans. They believe that over 145,000 Tamil civilians living in Sri Lanka were massacred during the last weeks of the Sri Lankan ethnic war. They have also observed post war behaviors of the Sri Lankan Sinhalese victors, and concluded that Tamils in Sri Lanka will only be safe when this war torn island is divided into two individual self-governing nations.

It is of interest to note that, according to UN Internal Review Report on Sri Lanka, around 70,000 Tamil civilians may have been massacred in the last six months of the ethnic war. Also, Rt. Rev. Dr. Rayappu Joseph, the Catholic Bishop of Mannar in Sri Lanka, gave a presentation to the Sri Lankan Lessons Learnt & Reconciliation.

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De La Fuente Withdraws Wisconsin Petition but Will File Others

A statewide recount in Wisconsin is cost prohibitive…

— Rocky De La Fuente

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida, November 29, 2016 – “Rocky” Roque De La Fuente, who actually was the first presidential candidate to file a recount petition in Wisconsin, has withdrawn his petition in that state. However, he has expressed his intentions to file elsewhere.

“A statewide recount in Wisconsin is cost prohibitive,” said De La Fuente. “I do not want to favor one candidate over another. My only interest is to create a nationwide awareness of the vulnerability of our election system and to do everything possible to assure that your vote counts for the candidate for whom it is cast.”

The cost of De La Fuente’s participation in the Wisconsin recount would have been half of the $3.5 million fee the state required. Now, Jill Stein will need to shoulder that entire amount if she is to continue her recount initiative in that state. Her team has already raised more than $6.2 million for that recount and the ones she plans to conduct in Michigan and Pennsylvania in just a few days, which is more money than she raised during her entire presidential campaign.

The Clinton camp has also joined in on those recount initiatives. That is one of the reasons that De La Fuente says he feels the need to distance himself from the Wisconsin recount.

“I’m not a big fan of President-elect Trump, but I also ran against Hillary in the Democratic primary,” said De La Fuente. “In my opinion, the recount should be done to validate the election or expose the need for substantive election reform. It shouldn’t favor one candidate over another.”

When asked how that might be accomplished, De La Fuente indicated that he intended to file for limited recounts in Nevada and Florida; pointing out that Clinton won in Nevada and Trump won in Florida. “It’s not about flipping a state and changing the results. It’s about making sure that every vote counts as it’s cast,” said De La Fuente.

De La Fuente noted that he has standing in Nevada whereas Stein does not. “Jill wasn’t ballot qualified in Nevada, whereas I was. So, she can carry the burden in Wisconsin and the other states in which she has an interest, and I’ll add two more to the mix,” said De La Fuente.

He indicated that Nevada and Florida are of particular interest to him because of their past histories. “Florida has been at the epicenter of questionable elections in the past, and I personally experienced manipulative behavior in the Nevada caucus during the Democratic primary season,” explained De La Fuente.

De La Fuente ran in the Democratic presidential primary and established the highest vote count of any Hispanic American running for that office in that party’s history. He then ran as an independent and as the nominee of both the Reform Party and the American Delta Party in an effort to champion election reform. De La Fuente has pursued lawsuits across the country to lower ballot access thresholds to reasonable levels and to preserve ballot images in counties in which electronic voting is used. The latter is to have the images declared to be “public record” and force them to be preserved so that they can be used to validate elections similar to how paper ballots are used.


“Rocky” Roque De La Fuente is living proof that the American Dream can be achieved by those who are inspired to pursue it. He has an amazing record of overcoming obstacles and achieving success. From being licensed by the FAA to fly single engine planes at the age of 20 to owning 28 automobile dealerships and becoming Chairman of the National Dealers Council for the third largest automobile manufacturer in the world by the age of 28, Rocky is in a league by himself. He also created a banking network in 1982 to help address an economic crisis in Mexico and established impressive real estate holdings throughout the United States while generating thousands of new jobs along the way. Rocky holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics and Mathematics (Magna Cum Laude) and exudes a passion for his country and for those who seek the opportunity to fulfill their version of the American Dream.

For more information, please visit:  https://www.rocky2016.com/
Twitter: @VoteRocky2016
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voterocky2016
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwWkeiS23HBvDgPBqbBzyQA

Danielle De La Fuente
Rocky 2016, LLC
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Sing-along to “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” with Memorial Elementary students

Morning welcome by Memorial Elementary Principal Raymond Payton and Assistant Superintendent Kathleen Hoeker

EWF donated more than 400 signed books to Memorial Elementary, which was generously underwritten by EWF Founder’s Society donor, Arthur E. Benjamin.

More than 400 students attend interactive story time with author of award winning children's book.

“Memorial Elementary is a wonderful example of how parents and teachers can work together to enrich the community with character education programs.”

— Loretta Neff

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — West Palm Beach, Florida – The gymnasium at Memorial Elementary School set the stage for more than 400 students and 48 teachers and staff who participated in a safari-themed story time by author Loretta Neff, founder of the EW Foundation (EWF), a Florida-based national nonprofit organization, held on Nov. 17.

The youngsters listened intently as safari guide, Neff, took them on an exciting journey through the jungle to meet wild animal characters and learn character traits, core values, and basic social skills, some of which underscore anti-bullying and special needs themes.

Following story time, Neff held a Q&A session with the children that revealed a high retention rate of important facts from the book. To top off the adventure, the students joined in a sing-along of “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and danced to the spirited “Happy” song.

“Memorial Elementary is a wonderful example of how parents and teachers can work together to enrich the community with character education programs. As a Title I school, Memorial Elementary is a powerful testament for schools trying to create a positive school environment for learning,” said Neff. “We wish to thank Principal Raymond Payton for his inspiring leadership and his enthusiastic, dedicated staff of teaching professionals, for the gracious invitation and hospitality, and for the opportunity to meet and interact with their students.”

According to the US Department of Education, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act ensures Title I schools, both elementary and secondary schools with high numbers or high percentages of children from low-income families, meet challenging state academic standards.

“We are a youth development organization, and Memorial School is a National School of Character and at the same time I learned it was a Title I school,” said Neff, adding her organization’s goal is to reach 10,000 students across the country by the end of the year. And, she said, the group is on target to meet that goal.

In keeping with EWF’s mission to impact children nationally, especially children from Title I schools, EWF donated more than 400 signed books to Memorial Elementary, which was generously underwritten by EWF Founder’s Society donor, Arthur E. Benjamin, an educator, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and animal rights advocate (http://www.arthurebenjamin.com/).

Tame Your Manners is an award-winning book offered by EW Foundation and the first in a series of character education picture books for children ages 5-12. The second book, Sip Tea with Mad Hatter, is expected to be released after the holidays, and like the first, is designed as a teaching tool for parents and teachers and a fundraising enhancement for charities, missions and schools.

Since 2014, EWF has supported more than 33 nonprofit groups through donations and/or sponsorships and benefited more than 7,000 children with their award-winning books and programs, which includes 17 academies and schools and 14 charities.

About Memorial Elementary

Memorial Elementary is a K-5 public Title I school located in the Laurence Harbor section of Old Bridge, NJ and a 2016 recipient of a Promising Practice award by Character.org for demonstrating effective strategies that develop good character in youngsters. Memorial Elementary has been recognized as a NJ State School of Character, National School of Character, and National PTA School of Excellence.

About EW Foundation

EW Foundation (EWF) is an educational nonprofit provider of award winning character and etiquette education books and programs for children and youth and fundraising enhancements to charities, missions and schools.

The EWF believes that every child and young adult should receive an education that includes a strong social foundation. Through philanthropy, which plays a meaningful role in our organization, we hope to greatly enrich the lives of others with our care, commitment and resources.

Contact Us

Loretta A. Neff, Founder and Executive Director
EW Foundation
205 Worth Avenue, Ste. 201
Palm Beach, Florida 33480
T. (561) 833-0131

Loretta A. Neff, Founder and Executive Director
EW Foundation
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Lucy Hoger’s book Wired for Results Hit #1 on Amazon in multiple Countries

LucyHoger.com releases newest book Wired for Results, by author and CEO, Lucy Hoger which became an Amazon International #1 bestseller in under 24 hours.

This book will greatly add to your knowledge portfolio by helping you drive meaningful results in your business

— J. Burr

HOUSTON, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 29, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — LucyHoger.com latest book Wired for Results: Motivating Entrepreneurs to Manage Successful Businesses, Achieve Work Life Balance, Stay On Top of Business Trends To Easily Scale Business, with Profit Hacking Results by entrepreneur, speaker, CEO, and Board of Director, International Best Selling Author, and Founder of Visionocity Magazine, Lucy Hoger has written this new book for business owneres looking for an entrepreneurial edge to achieve work life balance tips and stay on top of business trends that will readily and easily scale business growth and inspire the businessperson on ways to motivate employees.

Lucy Hoger’s newest #1 International Amazon bestselling book, Wired for Results, has proven to be a hit. Ranking in the USA Amazon store for several consecutive days, the book also hit bestseller status in Australia, Germany, Canada and United Kingdom.

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Lucy Hoger is a successful Board Member, CEO and Senior Executive with a track record for propelling organizations and companies to the next level of profitable achievement within their highly competitive markets. She has proven herself repeatedly as a leader for spearheading the turnaround of potential business failures into business successes. She possess an exceptional ability to develop and retain leadership teams selected from of the "best of the best" talent that creates results-driven technology and business innovation.

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The Lost 1960's Liverpool Christmas Song

Cover Artwork

Michael Armstrong & Paul McCartney

Written by Deborah Greenberg

Song written by the owner of Liverpool's famous Cavern Club nearly 50 years ago has been discovered and rerecorded to be released this December.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, November 28, 2016 /EINPresswire.com/ — Liverpool 1967: The owner of Liverpool’s famous The Cavern Club, and friend of The Beatles, Alf Geoghegan wrote and recorded a song for his baby daughter, Debbie, for her first Christmas entitled ‘Little Girl (Bells Of Christmas)’. For close to half a century that song has remained unheard beyond the immediate family. Now, almost half a century on, Debbie has invited UK singer/songwriter, Michael Armstrong and The Shadows’ drummer Brian Bennett & his son Warren Bennett, to re-record this very special family memory as a celebration of the club’s 60th Anniversary. ‘Little Girl (Bells of Christmas)’ will be released from the vaults of The Cavern Club on 2 December 2016.

Last year Debbie presented Michael Armstrong with the song and gave her personal permission for him to re-record this sentimental ballad. ‘Little Girl (Bells of Christmas)’ has now been produced and arranged into an updated version by Michael Armstrong and Warren Bennett. It features the legendary Brian Bennett of The Shadows – who remain one of the most successful and influential instrumental bands of all time. Brian himself performed with the band at The Cavern in its 60's heyday. (Lisa – did you say the track was mastered at Abbey Road – can we include that info?)

This track purposefully captures the spirit of an amazing era that will never be experienced again and is set to become a timeless cherished Christmas musical classic. Traversing generations of Christmas’ past, ‘Little Girl (Bells of Christmas)’ harps back to a time when the Christmas song was paramount, reigniting values of love and family togetherness.

Since entrusting Michael with the song, Debbie has written a book about The Cavern, which not only perfectly commemorates the 60th anniversary of the venue but also marks 50 years since her father bought and took over the running of it (it was opened by the then Prime Minister, Harold Wilson). Entitled ‘Cavern Club: The Inside Story’, the book is published by Jorvik Press and was launched on 24th October at The Cavern Club. Michael updated the original song and ‘Little Girl’ (Bells of Christmas)’ was premiered at the book launch to a rapturous and emotional reception.

A lifetime of memories melodically gift wrapped and delivered to each and everyone of us as a precious Christmas gift from the vaults of British pop history. Merry Christmas.

‘Little Girl (Bells of Christmas)’ is released on 2 December on Harbour Light Music.

Available as a Special Limited Collectors Edition CD Single from: –

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Little Girl (Bells Of Christmas) by Michael Armstrong – Official Video

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