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Rune Keepers: Remnants #1
Dallas, TX August 24, 2011
The revolutionary short graphic novel "RUNE KEEPERS: REMNANTS #1" by 3D Warp Entertainment Inc. is the first issue in the new “RUNE KEEPERS” series recently released to the public and it has been created using 3D models rather than the traditional pencil and ink method. Focusing on producing a more unique and flexible product, David A. Adams explained that doing the book series in CG not only looks great, but also takes advantage of where the future of digital comics may be headed.
Since the trend has been shifting for the past several years toward the digital distribution of nearly all entertainment media, Adams says, "Think about reading a digital comic, the story and art building up to a climax and then watching that climax as a full CG animated video clip, similar to seeing the cool cut scene at the end of a video game. Because we are essentially creating the graphic novel series the same way a CG animated film is produced, such ‘hybrid’ forms of digital comics are possible. In addition, if the RUNE KEEPERS: REMNANTS series is a success, we plan to release a full animated version – obviously using the same models and art."
Adams believes this new style offers several advantages. "Though we aren’t the first to create a digital comic using 3D models, we do intend to take this style to an entirely new level. And even though it’s more time consuming and a bit more expensive than standard comic book art, we feel it’s important in this new transition to digital media and distribution, to create art assets that can be used in new ways and in any form of media so that future RUNE KEEPERS products will all have a uniform look and style that fans will come to expect," said Adams.
Adams teamed up with New York Times bestselling author Richard A Knaak and artist Steve Clarke to produce the unique series. This dynamic trio is shooting beyond galaxies with this innovative style and it is sure to not only entertain comic book readers, but very well may spawn a new following from video game and cg animation fans.
“RUNE KEEPERS is not just about looks though. The story itself blends elements of science fiction and fantasy in what we feel is a unique way.” says Adams. Though REMNANTS is the first of many planned series and spin offs in this new exciting “RUNE KEEPERS” universe, the book stays true to the classic elements of a tradition comic book series with plot, action and bigger than life characters. In this first series, an evil conquering species known as the Thruld have discovered that a Coalition of planets is hiding evidence of an ancient but super advanced technology on remote worlds spread throughout the galaxy.
The RUNE KEEPERS website allows fans to read free background stories, download art work and (at a later date) view free CG animated shorts and digital web comics to supplement the new series.
3D Warp Entertainment Inc. is a privately held corporation located in Irving, Texas. The graphic novel series is currently being independently funded and creates, develops, produces and publishes sci-fi/fantasy intellectual properties with the long term goal of turning each property into a successful entertainment franchise. The company was founded in 2002 by David A Adams and in 2007 New York Times bestselling author Richard A Knaak became a partner in the firm.
Teaching English to underprivileged youth in Central & South America in rural areas through sports is the basis for the ICE Program, an ESL outreach that endorses healthy and fun experiences as alternatives to common social issues, such as drugs, alcohol, and violence.
Said excitedly brought his shoes to show to his new coaches.
Dallas, TX September 14, 2010
Two DFW young ladies of Plano and Keller, TX launched the International Children’s Enrichment (ICE) Program in August despite their young age (early 20s) and financial obstacles along the way. They were determined to make it a success.
Katie Hudson and Kathryn Aken recently traveled extensively in Central and South America, seeking opportunities to establish a program in rural communities; they finally decided on Escuela Nueva Hoja in Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica as their partner school.
Hudson had applied for a Global Outreach Fellowship through Austin College but was turned down. To make the program a success in spite of obstacles, they pooled their remaining savings but were still short of funds. Hudson sold her motorcycle, which provided the basic amount for the round-trip venture and left just enough to fund several weeks of living expenses.
Now established and proven success, the girls plan to expand their enrichment program with more schools and volunteers. The program they developed uses the children’s love of soccer to teach conversational English, provide a safe after-school environment and foster cultural understanding while endorsing healthy and fun experiences as alternatives to common social issues such as drugs, alcohol, sex and violence.
The program provides after-school services for children from 7 to 12 years of age in rural areas of Central America and provides services in enhanced English instruction and immersion for non-English speaking children, soccer training and activities for physical and sports education. The target group for the outreach is local families with students in private elementary schools – most likely dual working parents – speaking little or minimal English, in the lower 50 percent of income.
“I am amazed at how much we take for granted here in the United States, with relatively well-funded schools, adequate equipment and access to supplies,” Aken said. “I wish everyone here could experience other less fortunate situations and spend time with these children. It was unfortunate to see some children playing barefoot without proper equipment with lopsided soccer balls.”
One of the hardest things for the girls to experience was reality. They wanted to reach out and donate to every child, but their resources and prior donations were limited. They did what they could. “It was heartwarming to see the children so excited and engaged in soccer, learning new skills and willing to get involved,” Hudson said. “I just wish we could have given them more in the way of new shoes, equipment or supplies.”
“The real issue with basic education in Costa Rica is more of quality than effective attendance, as many of the elementary schools, particularly those in rural areas, are one-room schools in which, at different times of day, three of four groups of students in different grades share the facilities,” according to a Global Guide to Management Education report. “The gap between these schools and the sophisticated private schools available in urban areas or those that can afford them, is very large in terms of effective learning, languages, technology, science and mathematics.”
Anna-Margrethe Zimmerman, Escuela Nueva Hoja director
“These two students attended all levels of our student body, teaching them soccer techniques, sportsmanship and game rules. Along with all of the practical demonstrations, they showed our students how to have a lot of fun while playing soccer and sparked interest in the sport for those who had not shown interest in the past. We are greatly honored that they were able to spend time with us.”
Matthew McCollough, teacher at Nueva Hoja School
“It was hard to control the enthusiasm of the kids when Katie and Kathryn got here, but the two of them were very successful in channeling that energy into the sport. Teaching without supplies is the purest invention of teacher creativity; however, attitude can suffice for only so long without proper teaching tools.”
Biography information on the founders of the ICE Program:
Katie Hudson is a resident of Keller, Texas, attended Keller High School class of 2007. She is an experienced and talented soccer player. Her background has included premier clubs such as Sting Soccer and DFW Tornados (ranked #2 in Texas), CRSA Soccer in Iowa (traveling to Europe to represent the state of Iowa in the Dana Cup - Denmark), Varsity High School Soccer, as well as NCAA soccer for Austin College. Her college team traveled to England and Wales accumulating a winning record. Ms. Hudson is a certified Level E Coach. She has coached disabled children – and has studied abroad in Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay. Katie is pursuing a Baccalaureate degree in Political Science from Austin College class of 2011.
Kathryn Aken is a resident of Plano, Texas and graduated from the Episcopal School of Dallas 2005. She has a wide range of experience in soccer as a player and coach and has been an Instructor in bilingual immersion programs. Ms Aken has proven success in soccer as Referee - Linesman, Club Soccer, coaching for Skyhawks (2007) & Clinics. Her background also includes leadership roles as Varsity Captain for her High School team and played NCAA soccer for Austin College. She has studied abroad in Argentina and Guatemala, and is bilingual in Spanish/English. She has experience working with children teaching Spanish in Jackson, WY. Kathryn holds a Baccalaureate in Spanish and Psychology, graduating Cum Laude from Austin College in 2009.
The ICE Program, founded in 2009, is a non-profit after school program intended to teach children soccer and English. Through soccer instruction in the English language, an immersion-type scenario will provide the real-life opportunity for children to use classroom-taught English while providing additional conversational skills. The intention is to endorse healthy and fun experiences as alternatives to common social issues, such as drugs, alcohol, and violence.
Support US Troops effort by Texas gourmet food and dessert company--Free shipping to APO/FPO addresses and partnering with a group from Fort Hood to raise funds, Mary of Puddin Hill is reaching out to United States military.
Greenville, TX October 27, 2009 -- Famous for their 165-year-old Pecan Cake recipe and recipient of numerous awards, Mary of Puddin Hill is reaching out to United States military by offering free shipping to APO/FPO addresses and partnering with a group from Fort Hood to raise funds.
Mary of Puddin Hill - Handmade care, Finest ingredients, Priceless taste
Mary McDonald of Austin, TX was thrilled to receive the Mary of Puddin Hill catalog for the first time this year. She noticed the "free shipping" spotlight on the cover, but was even more excited when she saw the vast selection of sweets and gourmet foods. McDonald ordered her brother's favorite dessert, Puddin Hill's version of the pecan pie. "I sent him the Praline Pecan Pie Minis, so he can eat one at a time or share with his friends." Mike Schmank is not serving in the military, but he serves the country as a contractor for The Boeing Company. Schmank flies a surveillance drone over military targets in Iraq. McDonald thinks it is a wonderful thing to provide a way for friends and families to honor the military in a way that will bring them a taste of home. She added, "I will definitely order from Mary of Puddin Hill again! They have such a great selection."
Featured on the Dr. Phil show as his favorite dessert in 2003 and winner of the Monde Selection Gold Metal Award for Excellence, the Praline Pecan Pie is always a family favorite!
Owner of Mary of Puddin Hill, Ken Bain, served in the armed forces from 1966-1972. He has several friends and relatives overseas during this holiday season. "I know what it's like to be away on duty and the comfort that comes from having something sent from home," he said. "Especially during this time of year when they're away from home, we need to let them know we appreciate them and what they are doing…. serving our country."
Bain offered a fundraiser to military groups this month, and one group jumped at the chance to partner with the company. Casey Andrysiak, wife of Lieutenant Colonel Peter Andrysiak of the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade of the US Army thought it would be a terrific opportunity since she and her husband have been customers of Mary of Puddin Hill for five years after they received a Puddin Hill item as a gift. "Ken Bain actually mentioned it for another group and Casey asked if we could extend it to the 20th engineer battalion," said the colonel. "What is important here is that lots of folks talk about caring, but Ken Bain shows that he cares by making this financial sacrifice." A portion of sales by individuals with a special keycode will go directly to the battalion. The fundraiser goal is $10,000 and will benefit the Family Readiness Group which is a volunteer group within the battalion that provides and sponsors holiday events, spouse events, and events for children of approximately 1200 soldiers. The 20th Engineer Battalion is a combat battalion that provides Exploded Ordnance Disposal Team Escort/Security, Reconnaissance Patrols, Quick Reaction Force, and Force Protection and Security. In addition to these critical missions, elements of the 20th Engineer Battalion manage and build major utility and infrastructure projects. For example, one of the first construction tasks in Iraq was repairing a bridge destroyed by terrorists. See 20th Engineer Battalion for more info.
Kim Cooper, five-season employee for Mary of Puddin Hill, appreciates the support as her son, Nick Cooper, serves as military intelligence in Kuwait. "It makes me proud to know the company I work for supports the troops," she said. "I think it's awesome to give them any sense of comfort and home to let them know we respect and appreciate their sacrifice."
For more information about Mary of Puddin Hill, free shipping, and their fundraiser program please call 903-455-2651 or visit their website at Mary of Puddin Hill.
In 1948, Mary Horton of Puddin Hill's great granddaughter, Mary Horton Lauderdale, and her husband Sam were students at the University of Texas. Mary was a home economics graduate and Sam was a G.I. Bill chemical engineering student. "The G.I. Bill allowed us $90 a month and we were hungrier than that", recalls Mary. At Christmas, Mary gave a fruitcake baked from the heirloom recipe to her home economics professor, who said, "If you ever need any extra money, this cake will sell.". The next Christmas, Mary and Sam started making fruit cakes in their tiny apartment. Mary's parents loaned the money to buy the fruit, and friends helped prepare the cakes. Five hundred pounds of fruitcake later, they realized that they might be on to something. Sam and Mary decided to return to Mary's hometown of Greenville and give the business several years of all-out effort. They converted the laundry room at Mary's parents' home into a small bakery and went to work. The business grew and, several years later, they were able to purchase a few acres of the Puddin Hill farm to build a new facility.
The Puddin Hill Store was added in 1975. The factory and store are located on Interstate 30 in Greenville and attract many travelers, buses, plus tour groups. There are tempting samples of many Puddin Hill products, and visitors are urged to try them all. The store also carries gourmet foods, one of-a-kind gift packages, cookbooks and a wide variety of candies. Other highlights include a dollhouse built of 300 pounds of white chocolate and a carousel with chocolate ponies, creations of chocolate artist, Roberta Gustafson.
Puddin Hill has a strong tradition of quality, a rich heritage and wonderful customers.
Darren Farris' Song 'Save Me' Broadcasts Into Deep Space At The Speed of Light.
Los Angeles, California April 1, 2009 -- Darren Farris may be picking up new fans in some unlikely places this week, after he becomes the first American artist to launch a new song into deep space.
The Los Angeles based singer/songwriter's latest single 'Save Me' was transmitted into deep space on Wednesday, by SentForever. It was broadcast in the form of radio waves that travel at the speed of light and will travel through space for the rest of time.
Traveling at a speed of 670 million miles an hour, 'Save Me' passed by the sun eight minutes after transmission and left our solar system just five hours later.
When asked about his music someday being the first musical communication to be received by extraterrestrial life, Farris says, "Hopefully the lyrics will be meaningful and representative of mankind's feelings towards each other, and of course, everybody likes a good song!"
However, he jokes, "I just hope they don't wake me up in the middle of the night asking for a tour of the planet."
SentForever usually transmits people's messages of love, remembrance and celebration into deep space where they travel through space and time for all eternity.
Stephanie Baillache, co-founder of SentForever says, "Darren's song 'Save Me' is a very meaningful song and he deserves to be the first US artist to debut a single this way." She adds, "It's also great that if the transmission is ever received by some distant life form, a ballad like 'Save Me' is one of the first songs they receive from Earth."
AuthorHouse Releases Top Ten Best Seller List for February 2009
Figures Based on Nielsen BookScan USA Point-of-Sale Data from Major Booksellers
Bloomington, Ind. March 25, 2009 -- AuthorHouse the leading provider of self publishing and marketing services for authors around the globe, has announced its ten top-selling books for February 2009, according to Nielsen BookScan data.
1. The Grubkins by Dr. Michael Kellis; (Children's)
2. The Midnight Window, by Edward Scott; (Poetry).
3. Nada es Imposible: De la Adversidad al Triunfo, by Jairo Álvarez Botero; (Memoir).
4. Bible Promises for Soldiers, by J.M. Barnes; (Religious).
5. Colin Gets a Chance, by Brian A. Beale; (Family).
6. Winter Games, by John Lacombe; (Fiction)
7. The Vondish Ambassador, by Lawrence Evans-Watts; (Fiction).
8. One of the Gang: Nurturing the Souls of Children with Food Allergies, by Gina Clowes; (Family).
9. The Reiki Teacher's Manual: A Guide for Teachers, Students and Practitioners, by: Tina M. Zion; (Education).
10. It Shined: The Saga of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, by Michael Supe Granda; (Biography).
These titles, and the complete AuthorHouse library, are available for purchase through the online AuthorHouse bookstore at http://www.authorhouse.com/BookStore/BookHome.aspx. To learn how to publish a book today, log on to authorhouse.com or call 888-519-5121.
AuthorHouse, an author services brand of Author Solutions, Inc., is the leading provider of indie book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse will release its 60,000th title in spring 2009. For more information, or to publish your book, visit www.authorhouse.com, or call 1-888-519-5121.
Senior Housing and Services
Ecumen leader Kathryn Roberts highlights innovation opportunities in rapidly aging society
Minneapolis, MN April 2, 2009 -- (http://www.ecumen.org) Senior housing and services provider Ecumen sees the aging of America as an opportunity for substantial innovation in our country. Ecumen CEO Kathryn Roberts highlights 10 emerging changes in a new blog post entitled "10 Things Ecumen Sees Changing in an Aging America." Readers are invited to share what changes they see or want to see in an aging America.
Businesses and organizations who fail to innovate for America's new demographic reality, risk failure, People over 50 currently represent 43 percent of all U.S. households and by 2020, the senior population in American will number 115 million. As Roberts explains, this rapidly aging demographic will not be one that stands for being warehoused in an institution or for living in a community that does not provide products and services in line with their wants and needs.
Among things changing in an aging America are:
"Aging is truly all about living," says Roberts as she concludes her post by offering an 'adios to ageism' "This holds true even at the very end of life."
"10 Things Ecumen Sees Changing in an Aging America" may be found by visiting the Changing Aging blog on the Ecumen website.
Ecumen (www.ecumen.org) is based in Shoreview, Minn., and is one of the largest non-profit senior housing, services and senior housing development companies in the United States. The name Ecumen comes from the word ecumenical, which in turn is derived from the Greek word for home: "Oikos." Ecumen's mission is to create "home" for older adults wherever they choose to live. Ecumen is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and has 4,000 team members. Ecumen writes about news and ideas that are shaping the future of aging services at its Changing Aging blog: http://www.ecumen.org/changing-aging/.
Real Estate Wiki Adds Leasing Information: New Real Estate Encyclopedia Expands to Include Renters
Real Estate Wiki is the culmination of a group of real estate professionals dedicated to working together to centralize real estate related information for teh benefit of all. This week they added information about renting and leasing.
March 14, 2008 -- A new independent wiki for the real estate industry, Real Estate Wiki, this week added 70 FAQs helping renters with handy information about the process of leasing a home instead of buying. Real Estate Wiki, which was officially launched last week, is an independent wiki and is not affiliated with the Wikipedia Foundation.
Real Estate Wiki is the culmination of a group of dedicated real estate professionals that decided to work together to centralize real estate related information, FAQ's, bios, industry trends, summaries of industry providers, brokers and agents in one online resource for everyone to use.
According to a spokesperson for Real Estate Wiki, this new addition of leasing information is an example of the kind of industry focus a specialized wiki can provide. The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) added include aspects such as:
According to ComScore and Hitwise two real estate websites, Apartments.com and Rent.com, both rank in their January 2008 report as top 10 real estate websites based on traffic. This shows how important this sector of the real estate industry is, especially during a depressed real estate market.
Real Estate Wiki is looking for more volunteers that have knowledge of the real estate business and that would like to contribute towards building Real Estate Wiki into the leading real estate encyclopedia.
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