Varsity Brands, the recognized leader in team athletic gear, the driving force in cheerleading and dance, and the most trusted name in celebrating student milestones, today announced Vista Murrieta High School, from Murrieta, Calif. as the winner of its America’s Most Spirited High School Contest. The announcement today coincides with National School Spirit Day, which was recognized by Congress last year.
“Our students feel connected to Vista Murrieta and have an engrained sense of school pride,” said Mick Wager, Principal of Vista Murrieta, “The family atmosphere and sense of community is apparent and genuine.”
High schools across the country were invited to enter the contest, which called for each school to submit a 90-second video, a 500-word essay, two letters of recommendation and several photos demonstrating its school spirit. High schools from 33 states were represented in the contest. Vista Murrieta’s video submission won based on a nationwide vote and included footage from games, pep rallies, and student activities that epitomize a robust school spirit environment that seeks to include all students. Vista Murrieta estimates that 85% of their students are involved in at least one activity, club or sport, and their video was a true testament to the power of school spirit and its effects on high school students.
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Originally, this recording was never meant to be presented as a actual song but just with me goofing around with my music gear and my guitar "The DOG" just after I picked him up from the music pound. It started soon after my new friend at the time who hooked me up with the gear that I now use, must have thought that I was telling dog tales when I told him that punks used to brag that they would know someone who could blow me away with their guitar skills and I have never seen the day to which that has happened. I don't possess any particular guitar skills but when I put the Dog on my lap, he doesn't act like a traditional lapdog and he doesn't take kindly to strangers. Especially to cats who try to invade and rule the house. Well, a few days later he brought a 16 year old cat going by the name of Brandon...or Brendon along with some other cats to watch the event as B Boy was supposed to blow me away with his PRODIGY SKILLS. It was amazing to watch the boy perform Beethoven stuff and the kind of stuff you see on Youtube.
After he played his act with my Dog, he then handed the Dog over to me..."Hey hey..chuckle chuckle" ...I don't walk the Dog...He walk's me...I just tickle his neck and belly and then he'll pull off his Dog tricks to which I have no control over. I explained to my friend later that there's more to playing the guitar than just sitting a dog on your lap to perform tricks. You've gotta have some music to back you up to see how your dog keeps up with the beat and so I made this song up to show him how that's done. I made this one up real fast and tried singing for the first time and arranging vocal parts and just talked about whatever came to mind and just let the Dog do whatever he wanted to do. This is about as raw as it get's. The whole song took me about a week to do.
In a ground-breaking collaboration, Volvo Cars, protective gravity sports gear manufacturer POC and Ericsson will present an innovative safety technology connecting drivers and cyclists for the first time ever at International CES in Las Vegas (6-9 January 2015).
The technology consists of a connected car and helmet prototype that will establish 2-way communication offering proximity alerts to Volvo car drivers and cyclists and thereby avoid accidents. No car manufacturer has previously put a stake in the ground to help address the problem by using Connected Safety technology – until now.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7404151-volvo-life-saving-cycling-tech/
In recognition of Small Business Saturday, a shopping holiday that encourages consumers to patronize small and local businesses, Carhartt today announced the release of a short film to honor tradesmen and craftspeople, The Road Home to Craftsmanship. The focus of the film is hardworking, loyal small business workers who are building America. Carhartt recently embarked on a tour of the Midwest to document the spirit of craftsmanship. The team began in Detroit, crossed through Milwaukee, Chicago, Des Moines, Omaha and ended up in Denver.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7374351-carhartt-celebrates-craftsmanship-in-new-documentary-focused-on-small-businesses/
Carhartt, America’s premium work wear brand since 1889, is launching its national fall integrated advertising campaign focused on the brand’s durable water repellent Rain Defender® technology available in select outerwear, sweatshirts, pants and accessories. Beginning today, the multi-week campaign will tout “Trust your gear. Not your weatherman” across multiple broadcast and digital mediums through December.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7104351-carhartt-rain-defender-durable-water-repellent-coat/
From diapers and cribs to baby monitors and binkies, there are countless options available for every aspect of a baby’s life available to parents. With so many options, even the most well-researched new parent can feel frazzled and confused about what products and gear are actually best for their lifestyles, their budget and, most importantly, their babies. So much change and preparation must be made in such a short time span.
Parenting expert and mom of three Vera Sweeney has done the guesswork for parents everywhere.
Starting January 20, Bear Naked® granola will inspire snow-lovers to elevate their winter adventures for a chance to score new gear. Teaming up with two professional athletes who wrote the book on taking tricks to the next level, U.S. Olympic gold medalist Hannah Kearney and 2014 U.S. Winter Olympic hopeful Chas Guldemond, the granola brand will issue four weekly #OneUpIt challenges on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, inviting fans to share their epic experiences in hopes of landing some fresh swag.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/65132-us-athletes-bear-naked-granola-challenge-fans-one-up-it
The 8th Oxylane Innovation Awards will take place on 18 December, 2013. This is a major event for Oxylane and its Decathlon stores, which place continuous innovation at the heart of their business model.
This year, ten innovations from nine brands will be competing for the awards. These are ingenious technical products suitable for all sports players, from beginners to advanced. These products can be seen as of now, as well as on the awards evening, at the event’s dedicated website: http://oia.oxylane.com.
To view the Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63480-oxylane-innovation-awards-at-decathlon
What I have here is another soundtrack style video. I've been contemplating for some time to feature some of my pencil drawings that I had done between 2000 - 2005 after all my musical gear got ripped off. Drawing is a lot cheaper and it gave me a chance to explore new dimensions in what would otherwise be mere sketching. I wanted to see how far I could take pencil work to a finalized portrait styled product in place of paints or pastels. I'm using Photo Story 3 for my video in place of Windows Movie Maker just to get a feel for something new. One thing that I have learned about drawing though is that I have a lot more fun making music.
From diapers and cribs to baby monitors and binkies, there are countless options available for every aspect of a baby’s life. With so many options, even the most prepared parent can feel frazzled and confused about what products and baby gear are best for their lifestyle, budget and, most importantly, their babies.
Unequal Technologies, the leading provider of customized, concealed sports protection, in a press conference with NFL MVP Kurt Warner, announced plans for a new initiative called Play It Safe that’s aimed at providing education to help make contact sports safer for amateur athletes. The announcement coincided with the ribbon cutting for Unequal’s new 65,000-square-foot headquarters facility in Glen Mills, Pa.
To view Multimedia News Release, go to http://www.multivu.com/mnr/63831-unequal-technologies-play-it-safe-initiative-kurt-warner-for-safer-sports
I am a big bike fan so was delighted when Sons of Anarchy came on the TV. It has done really well and is a great TV show. The clothes are all pretty cool but I tend to go for safety gear like in here http://www.fowlersonlineshop.co.uk/