At more than 60 percent quieter1, 30 percent lighter and 45 percent more compact than a standard generator2, the new Briggs & Stratton Q6500 QuietPower™ Series inverter generator3 introduces category-changing innovations to the generator market. Its fully-enclosed, impact-resistant shell significantly reduces noise and its lightweight compact design answers unmet needs among generator owners.
“We created a residential backup power source that drew upon the convenience and fuel efficiency inverters have brought to camping and tailgating events, but also increased the power output and value to serve the portable home backup market,” says Dan Roche, director of marketing, portable power and cleaning systems at Briggs & Stratton. “The Q6500 combines the best of inverter technology with enough wattage for total home power restoration.”
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In honor of Smokey Bear’s 72nd birthday, the Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service, and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) launched a new series of public service advertisements (PSAs) that aim to help prevent wildfires nationwide by increasing awareness about less commonly known ways that wildfires can start. The new “Rise from the Ashes” campaign uses wildfire ashes as an artistic medium to illustrate the devastation caused by wildfires and highlight less obvious wildfire causes.
“Education is a critical part of reducing the number of unwanted, human-caused wildfires we experience every year,” said U.S. Forest Service Deputy Chief Jim Hubbard. “We believe that this new iteration of Smokey Bear’s long-running PSA campaign will demonstrate campfires are not the only way to start a wildfire and that Smokey Bear is counting on them to take action to prevent accidental fire starts.”
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For many sports fans, it’s “that” time of the year. College and professional football season equate to prime time tailgating season. Fans seem to be tailgating more than ever as Tailgater Magazine estimates that 50 million people tailgate annually in North America.
Each year, tailgaters seem to try to compete for the biggest and best tailgates. Besides radios, blenders, and hot plates, it’s not uncommon to find big screen TVs, gaming systems, stereos, and of course, cell phone chargers at a typical tailgate this fall. All of this electronic equipment requires portable power to keep it running. Briggs & Stratton’s PowerSmart Series™ P3000 inverter generator takes tailgating to a whole new level for sports fans that require a quiet, lightweight, and fuel efficient portable generator to power all of their big game tailgating essentials.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7303151-briggs-and-stratton-powersmart-series-p3000-inverter-generator/
Smokey Bear, the icon featured in the longest running public service campaign in U.S. history, turns 70 years old this Saturday, August 9, 2014. Created in 1944 by the U.S. Forest Service, the National Association of State Foresters and the Ad Council-- Smokey Bear, along with his trademark, “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires,” --has helped reduce the number of acres burned annually by wildfires from 22 million in 1944 to an average of 6.7 million annually today.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7285651-ad-council-smokey-bear-celebrates-70th-birthday-prevent-wildfires/
Smokey Bear, one of the most well-known icons in advertising history, is starring in a new round of public service advertisements (PSAs) to celebrate his 70th birthday and further his famous message, “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires.” The Ad Council, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters (NASF) are announcing the new television, radio, print, outdoor and digital PSAs in advance of Smokey Bear’s birthday on August 9. Created pro bono by FCB West, the campaign features Smokey Bear awarding “Bear Hugs” for safe fire practices and directs audiences to visit www.SmokeyBear.com.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7201651-ad-council-smokey-bear-70th-birthday-wildfire-prevention-psa
Mehr als 160.000 Besucher werden zum diesjährigen Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, der weltgrößten Schau rund um die mobile Freizeit erwartet. Das Angebot der 570 Aussteller aus 22 Ländern in neun Hallen und auf dem Freigelände reicht vom kleinen und einfachen Caravan für zwei Personen über die immer beliebter werdenden kompakten Vans, Kastenwagen und Campingbussen bis zu den Luxus-Reisemobilen. Aber natürlich gibt es auch eine Fülle von Zubehör, Ausbauteilen und Campingausstattung zu sehen. In Düsseldorf dürfte also jeder fündig werden, der sich ein Freizeitfahrzeug zulegen möchte. Höhepunkt des umfangreichen Rahmenprogramms ist der Offroad-Parcours im Freigelände, wo auch Besucher in einem der schweren Geländewagen mitfahren können.
Eine ganze Menge Platz und Komfort bieten heutzutage nicht mehr nur die „Dickschiffe“, sondern auch die kleinen kompakten Wohnmobile. Davon können sich alle Caravaning-Begeisterte auf dem Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf überzeugen, der am Samstag seine Tore öffnet und die weltweit größte Auswahl rund um die mobile Freizeit bietet. Gezeigt werden kompakte, vielseitige, aerodynamische, saubere und sichere Fahrzeuge, wobei sich besonders Reisemobile, die auch im Alltag einsetzbar sind, derzeit großer Beliebtheit erfreuen. Das Angebot der 570 Aussteller mit 120 Caravan- und Reisemobilmarken ist vom kleinen und einfachen Caravan für zwei Personen, über die kompakten Vans, Kastenwagen und Campingbussen bis zu den Luxus-Reisemobilen mehr als umfangreich. In Düsseldorf dürfte also jeder fündig werden, der mit einem Freizeitfahrzeug verreisen möchte – egal für welche Fahrzeugkategorie mit einer Preisspanne von 9.000 bis zu 800.000 Euro er sich interessiert.
Spring vacations are often chosen by many as the perfect time to plan a camping trip. There are abundance of camping sites to choose from but obviously the best seems to be the one on which most of the people in a group agree for full of entertainment.
Duraflame, Inc. has introduced one of the company’s biggest innovations since the creation of the firelog: duraflame® Campfire Roasting Logs. They are the first firelogs formulated with charcoal and tested for safe cooking. This new formula makes the logs ideal for roasting foods, such as marshmallows or hot dogs, over an open fire.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/55466-duraflame-introduces-new-campfire-logs-for-roasting
As February Daytona Speedweeks marks the “official” beginning of the 2012 NASCAR season, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company also celebrates being chosen as the exclusive tire supplier to the top three NASCAR racing series through 2017 while also reaching the 58th year of uninterrupted commitment to the sport, making it one of the longest-running supply program participants in sport history.
As the official tire supplier to the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, Goodyear sets out in 2012 on a ‘More Driven’ mission to continue to build on the Company’s more than 100-year racing history by learning, driving innovation and enhancing performance and quality in the sport…and beyond.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/54402-goodyear-five-year-exclusive-official-tire-supplier-2012-nascar-season
Sandy's Trauma and Beginning of Grief
Every One of us go Through Grief
OK, so I was on this journey – you can imagine. I loved the journey. And then, the next thing that happened was that tragedy in my life whereby my 3 daughters and their friend were murdered. I want to tell you about my journey of grief during this time. There may be some things there that can help. There are certainly some positive aspects that come out of it, so I’ll tell you about my journey of grief … and you know what? Every one of us here are going to have to go through grief.
Learning Through Adversity
Maybe many of us have already been through grief, and there’s going to be more. We’re all going to go through some adversity at some time. The key thing out of adversity and out of trauma is learning. What is there that you can learn from this event, because you know, those learning experiences are experiences for our soul and it’s the soul that needs the experience.
I’m so Glad I Spoke to my Girls That Night
So, Jenny and Kirsty, they were twins at 19 and Lexie, she was 16 – the next day. And the date was 23rd January 1987. They were living with their mum in the northern Sydney suburb of Pymble and a friend of theirs, Lisa was there as well, so there were 4 of them in the house. I was living about 5 kilometres away in Lindfield, married to Sandra and at that time we had a little 5 year old girl, Lara and a little 3 year old boy, Ian. At about 7 o’clock that Friday night I rang and spoke to Lexie and also spoke to Jenny and Kirsty and I tell you, the mirth and joy in that household was fantastic. They were all preparing to go camping for the Australia Day long weekend. And we taught them about camping, so I was really pleased about that. They were going to be joined by a group of friends to go camping. In retrospect I am so glad I was able to speak to the girls at that time, because at 10 past 9 that night Richard Madrell arrived at the door and professed his love for Jenny who of course had not had anything to do with him for 12 months and all of them wanted to keep him away with their mother even trying unsuccessful to take out an AVO on him. But he arrived at the door and shot her. He then shot Kirsty, then Lisa and then shot Lexie. All over in ten minutes.
My First Reaction
The police hammered on my door at about 2 o’clock in the morning and told me what had happened. My first reaction was that this was impossible … I mean I had only spoken to them several hours earlier. For me it was complete disbelief and I questioned about being shot with a shotgun as I knew something about guns from the army. I questioned the fact that it must have been impossible because with a shotgun you have to load it, fire and then re-load it, re-load it again …. Surely one or two of them are going to be able to get away. Surely not all 4 of them, not all 3 of my girls.
I Still Couldn’t Believe it.
On the way to their home in the police car I was still arguing with the police and I was asking if they had seen their bodies. “Oh, so you haven’t seen their bodies … you haven’t actually been there …. You’ve only been told about this over the radio … so you don’t really know this for sure.” Always thinking and hoping that it’s not true.
My Denial Phase
And then a little bit of doubt would come in and it would be like this: “God, how could you let this happen. No, no no, you haven’t let it happen. But …. If you have … what have the girls done? What have they done to deserve this for goodness sake? There is no God.” And so that’s where my denial phase started.
By Sandy MacGregor – http://www.selfimprovementdeals.com
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