A Sea of Words: Short Story Contest

first_imgA Sea of Words: Short Story Contest Pocket +1 May 28, 2014 Published by tatjana Reddit International short contest story: A Sea of Words Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. ← iversity Free Online Course: Modelling and Simulation using MATLAB Share 0 Tweet Similar Stories Sea Of Words – International Short Story Contest LinkedIn 0 Deadline: 15 June 2014Open to: people under 30 years of age from the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean regionPrize: publication of the short story, visit of BarcelonaDescriptionThe Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean are calling the fourth year of the international  short story contest “A Sea of Words” aimed at young people from the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean space.The contest aims at the production of short stories focused on the fight against racist and discriminatory speech online.The stories:cannot exceed the maximum length of 2,500 words;can be written in any of the official languages of the participating countries; must be original and wholly unpublished works; must address issues related to intercultural dialogue, mainly of a political, socio-cultural, economic and environmental nature.EligibilityThe contest is aimed at young people under 30 years of age, citizens of the 43 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean space.PrizesThe authors of the 15 best short stories will be awarded with the publication of their short stories and will also be invited to the awards’ presentation ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on 20th October 2014. During the days following the awards’ presentation, the winners will be invited to participate in a programme of cultural visits and activities in the city of Barcelona.ApplicationApplication deadline is 15 June 2014. All the short stories must be sent to the following e-mail address: [email protected] Attach your personal details (names and surnames, place of birth, nationality, postal address and e-mail) to the submitted short stories.For further information visit the official website HERE. Apply for the ISES Summer University in Koszeg, Hungary! →last_img read more

United Community Services of Johnson County honors Stratton as Citizen of the Year

first_imgBrad Stratton, center, with UCS Executive Director Julie Brewer and Board Member Tom Robinett.Overland Park’s Brad Stratton on Friday was named the 2016 United Community Services of Johnson County Citizen of the Year.Stratton, the CEO and President of Overland Park Wealth Management, has been long involved in community organizations. In addition to serving as Chair of the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, Stratton is a member of the Shawnee Mission School Board. He’s also an active member of Village Presbyterian Church.Other recipients of UCS’s 2016 Human Service Awards were:Judge Stephen Tatum, who received the Distinguished Public Service Award.The Strengthening Families Program partners, a group of 21 organizations that work to improve family life in Johnson County, who received the Excellence in Community Service award.Ben Craig, the former Metcalf Bank president who was a driving force behind the establishment of Johnson County Community College and the Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, was recognized posthumously with the Karen Wulfkuhle Bridge Spanner Award.last_img read more

Grenada general elections set for March 13

first_imgGrenadian Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell Sunday night announced March 13 as the date for new general elections in Grenada.Feb. 20, Nomination DayAddressing a rally of his ruling New National Party (NNP) at the National Stadium in Georgetown, the Grenadian capital, Mitchell told supporters that Nomination Day will be on February 20.In the 2013 general election, the NNP won all 15 seats defeating the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of then prime minister Tillman Thomas.March 13 is historical dateThis will be the second time that a general election will be held on March 13. On the first occasion in 1990, the NDC won seven seats, the Grenada United Labor Party (GULP) four seats. The NNP won two seats, the same as the National Party (NP).March 13, 1979 is also a historic date for Grenada. It was the date  when members of the New Jewel Movement (NJM) headed by the late Maurice Bishop staged the first coup in the English-speaking Caribbean. The coup resulted in the removal of the then prime minister Sir Eric Gairy from office while he was on a visit to the United States.Mitchell confidentMitchell told supporters that he is confident of regaining office in the upcoming general election.Meanwhile, the head of the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), Peter Wickham, is also predicting a victory for the NNP in the upcoming general election.Wickham, a respected regional pollster, told listeners on a radio show in Grenada, that the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), which lost the 2013 general election by a 15-nil margin, may find it difficult, if not impossible to overturn such a huge deficit. “The NNP is in pole position. When you come from a situation where you have all the seats it puts you in pole position to win the next election. But I think the NNP challenge now is that they have to be really careful about voter motivation,” he said.last_img read more

Halloween Time Expands to Cars Land and Buena Vista Street in Fun Ways

first_imgAlso, for the first time, the Cars characters will be donning their Halloween “car-stumes” as they prepare to go “trunk-or-treating.” Mater will be wearing his vampire or “van-pire” outfit, while Lightning McQueen is dressed as a super hero. Cruz Ramirez will get dressed up as a pirate, Red the Fire Truck will appear as a clown and DJ will be a punk rocker.In addition, two of the attractions will see fun Halloween themes. Luigi’s Rollickin’ Roadsters will become Luigi’s Honkin’ Haul-O-Ween, an all-new spooktacular dance celebration where Luigi and Guido will entertain with Halloween twists on traditional Italian festival songs like the “Terror-antella,” “The Chop Top of Carsoli” and more. Over at Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, the ride will become Mater’s Graveyard JamBOOree, where guests will whirl around the graveyard to the tune of creepy new songs and fun haunted twists on favorites such as “Monster Truck Smash” and “Welcome to Radiator Screams.” Halloween Time is slated to run through October 31 at the Disneyland Resort. Looking for Halloween-inspired treats? You’ll find them throughout the park!Bat Wing Raspberry Sundae at Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream – white chocolate-raspberry swirl ice cream with raspberry splatter, blood-red sprinkles, whipped cream and bat wing cookieSpider Silk Ice Cream Sandwich at Clarabelle’s Hand-Scooped Ice Cream – a black macaron with charcoal-tart cherry spun ice cream topped with popping candy and drops of raspberry sauceSleepy Hollow Cupcake at Fiddler, Fifer & Practical Cafe – red velvet cupcake with cream cheese frosting, raspberry drizzle and Headless Horseman chocolate decorationGreen Apple Spell Lemonade at Smokejumpers Grill – lemonade, green apple syrup and cherry dropsMonstermallow Donut at Schmoozies – flaky, croissant donut in the shape of Mike Wazowski from “Monster, Inc.,” filled with marshmallow cream“Ghost”-ly Pepper Nachos at Cove Bar – ghost pepper-marinated flank steak with green tortilla chips, topped with ghost pepper cheese sauce, black beans and avocado-tomatillo salsaPumpkin Raisin Bread Pudding and Anchor Blood Orange Blondie at Pacific Wharf CaféSlow Burnin’ Mac & Cheese Cone at Cozy Cone Motel – fresh-cooked pasta with spicy red pepper cheese sauce, served in a Black Cauldron Cone and topped with crushed chile-cheese puffsCar-achnid Pot Pie at Flo’s V8 Café – chicken pot pie with dried cranberries and butter-crust spiderPurple, green and orange-colored Churros, Mickey Bat Cookies and Candy Corn Cotton Candy found at locations throughout the park Share This!Disney California Adventure is absolutely getting in on the Halloween fun this year. With the brand new mission on Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission BREAKOUT! called Guardians of the Galaxy – Monsters After Dark, as well as fun new decor for both Cars Land and Buena Vista Street, it’s sure to be a spooktacular time! With Halloween Time rapidly approaching (it starts on September 15), we have a brief glimpse at what Guests will be able to expect this year.First, the main entryway for Disney California Adventure will be seeing some already announced Nightmare Before Christmas themed decor, but that’s not all. There will also be a new 10-foot-tall statue of the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow! He will be holding his jack-o’-lantern head and will haunt Carthay Circle. If you’re a character fan, you’ll want to catch Mickey Mouse dressed as a bat, Goofy as a ghost, and Daisy Duck dressed as a witch. There will also be new, themed background music that further creates the appropriately eerie, but still fun, mood.©Disneycenter_img ©Disney But to me, the best part of Halloween at the park will be found in Cars Land as part of their Haul-O-Ween! Here, each place will be decorated for the season, like at Fillmore’s where he’s showing off his Jack-Oil-Lanterns and ghostly folk art. Find Sarge displaying his “pump-kins.” Guests will also see a Spider-Car spinning webs all over Flo’s V8 Café.©Disneylast_img read more

In Case You Missed It: News and Rumors – Week of September 7, 2018

first_imgShare This!Who else has been off this week? I love 4 day weeks, but they do mess me up. What about you?This week, there’s a lot of news about Disney Cruise Line, see what Freeform has in store for celebrating Halloween, and more!In Case You Missed It – Disney and Universal Orlando News and RumorsBye. That’s what Guests said to a bug’s land this week. Share your favorite memories of this land that closed to make way for the upcoming Marvel land at Disney California Adventure.Could Disney Cruise Line make more of a presence in Miami? Things sure seem to look that way. Are you excited about this potential development?Disney has made a presentation to the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce about their hope to develop a destination at Lighthouse Point as a new potential cruise port.Effective Tuesday, September 11, Disney Cruise Line is adjusting its Final Payment and Cancellation Policy. This is a big change, so if you’re book a Disney Cruise, you’ll want to be aware of this one.I’m excited about this news personally. A brand new Vera Bradley/Disney line comes out today! I was worried that they had maybe stopped their partnership, since I hadn’t seen a new Disney pattern in a while.This past weekend, Spaceship Earth sprung a leak! Luckily, no major damage was done to the attraction.It appears that John Williams and Michael Giacchino could be scoring the music we hear while touring around Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge! Get ready for some epicness, if this is true!Love these sketches of Mickey Mouse through the years!This year, Freeform will celebrate 31 days of Halloween! Besides a marathon of Hocus Pocus, I find the Decorating Disney Halloween episode most intriguing….will definitely set the DVR for that!Have you been following the Redbox/Disney saga? Well, this week, Disney received a major victory. Thoughts?In Case We Missed ItWhat did we miss? Attach your ideas to an Orange Bird Wallet by Loungefly and send it to [email protected] with the words “In Case You Missed It” in the subject line.last_img read more

LP Executives’ Family Members Tour Historic Bluffton, SC, at LPM Annual Meeting

first_imgWhile loss prevention retail and vendor executives were engaged in business meetings at the annual LP Magazine, LP Foundation, and RILA Asset Protection Leaders Council three-day event, sixteen family and guests of attendees were treated to a tour of nearby historic Bluffton, SC, sponsored by CAP Index and Zellman.The tour started with an hour-long boat ride down the May River through the unique South Carolina marshes with miles of oyster beds that wrap around the Bluffton area. Accompanied by beautiful sunshine, light breeze, and “refreshing” boat spray, the participants were welcomed by a resident dolphin, many egrets, and a hunting eagle.The May River cruise included educational facts provided by the boat captain about the flat, low country shoreline, including that there is a 10-foot tidal range that provides a lengthy oyster spawning season, natural oyster reefs grow in clusters versus individually, and why the oyster season takes place during the “R” months. The SC marshland ecosystem makes a perfect habitat for naturally growing abundant clusters of meaty, briny oysters.- Sponsor – The first stop was at the Bluffton Oyster Company—one of the last remaining companies harvesting naturally grown oysters—where their team of up to 27 pickers and shuckers process not only oysters, but also crab and shrimp.Church of the Cross, Bluffton, SCThe tour continued to historic Bluffton, a small Southern town classically decorated by tangled Spanish moss draping from century-old live oak trees and ferns hanging over wrap-around covered porches. The first stop in Bluffton was the Church of the Cross, a historic town landmark built in 1857. The participants then split into smaller groups to explore shops, art boutiques, farmer’s market booths, and chose a perfect spot for a leisurely lunch. All who went on the tour helped support the local economy by purchasing one or more treasured items from the local shops and vendors. Last, but certainly not least, all met new friends and enjoyed the camaraderie of the fun group of men and women.“I want to express how much I enjoyed this year’s family tour,” said Maureen Arigi, wife of Kroger executive Tom Arigi. “It is always great to see new and fun places and learn a bit about the local attractions. Even more important, I appreciate that family is included in the LPM annual meeting. Being part of the meeting allows me to meet with all the friends and business leaders Tom has worked with over the years. I know planning an event like the LPM annual meeting is no easy task. I appreciate those who worked so hard to make it a success!”John Vece, husband of Protos Security executive Kris Vece, said, “The family tour was a great way to meet and greet with other LP spouses. Together we took a boat tour from Hilton Head Island up to old town Bluffton, where we learned about local oyster harvesting, shopped, and enjoyed a nice lunch. It was a perfect day! Thank you for including me.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Your Website Is More Than Great Design

first_img 2. The CSSP heavy-duty blog is working to gain lots of authority (MOZ rank of 4 and 724 inbound links) but they need to consider renaming the articles with keywords and not numbers in order to maximize these posts.  Last Google visit was almost two weeks ago and with the content CSSP generates, spider visits should be much more frequent. with Prashant Kaw, we reviewed three websites: one relatively new; another one that was a consolidation of several geographically far-flung sister sites; and one that has been around for over a decade.  They were all “NOT PRETTY” in the standard, graphically-enhanced marketer view of the world.  But, each site worked for the marketer responsible for lead flow.   More importantly, each site had some opportunities for optimization and improvement despite decent Website Grader scores.  The marketer on the call for each of review walked away with ideas for increasing their Search Engine presence, their Social Media efforts, and Lead Generation. Join HubSpot experts for a live session of website review and optimization, providing tips for getting found online. Twitter handle Topics: 2. Move the blog from blogspot.com to the Sweet Grace website as soon as possible.  Right now, her pictures of wedding cake designs are giving Blogspot traffic and search rankings that should be the website’s.  Consider using video on the blog, in addition to the pictures for maximum visibility. A custom cake (wedding primarily) creator, Lisa did a great job with her 4-month-old site with geo-tagging in her meta descriptions and page titles.  (I’ve done seven during my marketing career) is a painful and much-lengthier process than any website development company will tell you.   This prospect wanted to wait for the budget, then the redesign, and  finally, the launch before turning to lead generation tactics for their business.  All because some internal folks didn’t like the “look” of their existing website. Is that a smart marketing move? One of HubSpot’s top Inbound Marketing Specialists asked me to join a sales call in an effort to show the prospect that waiting for a website redesign, instead of concentrating on building relevant content for their site with keyword-rich, consistent copy points, was putting the cart before the horse.  They did not have – and were unlikely to get in the relatively near-term – budget approval to proceed for a complete overhaul of their site.  Yet, they were persistent in their belief that the new site would solve all of their lead generation problems.  Baloney! During yesterday’s 1. With “blended” results occuring as search continues to evolve, this site would benefit from having a social media presence.  Using the help of community that is part of the Center for Strategic Planning’s world, their content is a perfect way to utilize Twitter and Facebook. 1. Use Google Local and Google Street Maps to get found geographically.  Even without a storefront, being found online is critical when looking for brides in a specific geographic area. URL: cssp.com | Grader Score: 98  3. Increase your authority on search engines by executing a 301 redirect on the sweetgrace.net to www.sweetgrace.net.  Right now, there are two sites in the eyes of Google and the diluted effect is hurting rankings. Suggestions for optimization: 4. Their domain is set to expire in less than a year.  Get it renewed for another 5 or 10 years and do it quickly. Date & Time: What do you think these sites could have done differently?  Do you agree that design is not the most important factor in website effectiveness? Website Optimization Webinar  for optimization by HubSpot experts! (3-5 will be selected) 2. Create single Twitter and Facebook accounts for Tiger Turf World.  She has not grabbed thelast_img read more

Facebook Places Launches, Allows Businesses to “Check In”

center_img Marketing Takeaway Facebook Places isn’t an attack on Foursquare, it is a direct attack on Google and Yelp. Facebook realizes that as retail business shift marketing dollars online, a huge opportunity exists. iPhone application Yelp and other location-focused sites, is also allowing businesses to claim their location in Facebook Places. Once Facebook Places is available to you, add the location to your business. Once that location page is created, you will then have the option to “claim” it as the page for your business. It is likely that Facebook will launch many other marketing opportunities for Businesses on Facebook places in the future, so it is important to go ahead and claim your location now. Topics: Do you plan to use Facebook Places? Although the feature is now available in the newest version of the Facebook iPhone app, the company says it is still rolling out the feature and is not yet available to all users.  Another interesting note is that Facebook, via an API, is going to provide developers access to some of the data from Facebook Places to integrate this new feature with outside applications. Additionally, it doesn’t seem like Facebook is out to “kill” other location-based networks. It will allow Foursquare and other major location-based social networks to push location information into Places so that a user can use Foursquare to check in on both Foursquare and Facebook Places. If you are a marketer, this announcement demonstrates that location-based social networks are transforming from a trend into a mainstream feature of social networking. Some of the initial developers using Facebook Places are social game developers like Booyah, who plan to create new social games based on location. Facebook .  One change in Facebook Places is that instead of showing people who have checked in nearby, the application will display people near you that Facebook has determined to have relevancy to you.last_img read more