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Bank of Southern California Successfully Raises $7.2 Million in Capital

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Feb. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bank of Southern California (OTCQB: FBBN) (the ‘Bank’) announced today that it completed a private placement of approximately $7.2 million of its common stock, positioning the Company to grow its Southern California Franchise.

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Civic Resource Group International Joins AWS Partner Network

LOS ANGELES, Calif., Feb. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Civic Resource Group Intl. (CRG) is pleased to announce its designation as an APN Technology Partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), a program which provides technical, business, and marketing support and provides a way for customers to identify partners with proven experience on AWS.

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Can a Blonde Beauty Heal a Broken Heart in Time for Valentine’s Day?

NEW YORK, N.Y., Feb. 9, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For broken hearts, Valentine’s Day can be a difficult day for many. Enter actress-turned-designer Nicole Brier, who has created a Venus Heart Palm Bracelet to rekindle romance with that special someone. Available from Louise Manna Jewelry, the purpose of this special design is to bring the energy of love back into your life.

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No Soup for You! 22 Endangered Baby Turtles, Destined for Stock Pots, Now Safe at SoundWaters

STAMFORD, Conn., Feb. 6, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As part of a global wildlife-trafficking issue that is growing exponentially, 22 tiny baby turtles – likely destined for soup pots in China – were recently rescued and brought to a nursery at the SoundWaters Coastal Education Center, where they are being coddled and cared for after a harrowing, near-smuggling experience.

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Nude Statue of Dr. Huxtable Protests Cosby’s TV Hall of Fame Busts?

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Feb. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A teenage artist’s protest against Bill Cosby for misrepresenting his TV characters and their messages is proposed as a nude statue of Cosby’s Dr. Cliff Huxtable from ‘The Cosby Show’ to replace the busts of the legendary performer displayed in front of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Halls of Fame. The Dr. Huxtable sculpture depicted with a saddened Fat Albert, created by young sculptor Rodman Edwards, is being unveiled by Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA).

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Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio Raises the Libido for Valentine’s Day with ‘Pantychakra: Intimacy Building for Couples’

NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For over five years, studio owner, instructor and performer, Heather West has successfully championed the fine art of living lusciously with her Luscious Maven Pole Dance Studio. This Valentine’s Day, West will raise the libido as her North Hollywood based studio plays host to a series of events for singles and couples alike.

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California Landfill Reduces Environmental Impact and Saves Money

PORTOLA, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Agru America, Inc. announced that the city of Portola, Calif. is now using its exclusive EPA Subtitle D compliant landfill closure system – ClosureTurf(R). The landfill site located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, recently completed an eight-acre final closure.

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Save the Date: 2015 HTCIA International Conference and Training Expo This Year in Florida

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Feb. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) will unveil its 29th Annual International Conference and Training Expo on August 30, 2015, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in beautiful Orlando, Florida. This International Conference brings together groups including law enforcement, private industry, government and academia from the United States and from around the world.

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ARMCO Adds Advanced Reporting Capabilities to Mortgage Quality Control Software Via Tableau

POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Feb. 4, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ARMCO – ACES Risk Management, a leading provider of web-based quality control software for the financial services industry, announced it has enhanced the reporting capabilities of ACES Web Audit Technology(TM) through an innovative integration with Tableau Software, a global leader in rapid-fire, easy-to-use business analytics software.

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Mortgage Machine Services Offers Source Code to LOS

ADDISON, Texas, Feb. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage Machine Services (MMS), a leading provider of enterprise lending solutions, announced it will begin offering the source code to Mortgage Machine(TM), its flagship loan origination system (LOS), to the entire mortgage industry. Previously hosted as a SaaS solution for a select group of mortgage banks, Mortgage Machine is a highly customizable origination platform that supports Retail, Wholesale and Correspondent lending.

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David Nour, Enterprise Growth Strategist and best-selling author, to lead the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2015 Emerging Leader Conference

MIAMI, Fla., Feb. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — David Nour, enterprise growth strategist, and best-selling author of Relationship Economics(R) and Return on Impact(R), will be leading the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) at their 2015 Emerging Leader Conference on February 5, 2015 at the Loews South Beach Resort in Miami, Florida.

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Kent Collier Joins Greyling Insurance Brokerage and Risk Consulting – a Division of EPIC

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Feb. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today that Kent Collier, J.D., LEED AP BD+C, has joined the firm’s Greyling Insurance Brokerage Division as an associate client manager. Greyling is a highly regarded specialty insurance broker and risk management consulting team serving architects, engineers, contractors, environmental service firms and law firms across the country.

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Public Requested to Hail Congress to Rightsize Unfair Military Corrections Boards

FAIRFAX, Va., Feb. 3, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two former Army officers and current members of the Northern Virginia law firm of Jordan Patrick and Cooley LLP, urge the public to contact members of Congress and demand reform of the Army, Coast Guard, and Navy boards for correction of military records. Those two are Howard G. Cooley, a senior partner in Jordan Patrick and Cooley and retired Army colonel, and Daryle A. Jordan, the managing partner in the firm and a Gulf War Veteran who advised military commanders during that conflict.

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South Bay Networking Mixer Success!

TORRANCE, Calif., Feb. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Integrated Physical Medicine (IPM) in coordination with the Unified Small Business Alliance (USBA) held a networking event on January 30, 2015 at IPM in the city of Torrance, Calif. The main purpose of this mixer was to unify South Bay businesses and encourage community members to support economic growth by shopping local.

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TripAdvisor Names Belamere Suites Tenth ‘Best Hotel for Romance’ in the U.S.

PERRYSBURG, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Belamere Suites of Perrysburg, Ohio is proud to announce TripAdvisor(R), the world’s largest travel site, ranked Belamere Suites the tenth Best Hotel for Romance in the United States during their announcement of the winners of the 2015 Travelers’ Choice(TM) awards for Hotels, ahead of legendary California designer Michael Taylor’s Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley and the Post Ranch Inn atop the cliffs of Big Sur, California.

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Father and son team beat the odds to win Peoples Choice Award

GASTONIA, N.C., Feb. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Over 10,000 attended the hottest food festival and competition yet, Zest Fest 2015, where over 160 spiciest exhibitors were challenged to stand out in the fast-growing market of spicy foods and hot sauces. The father and son team, Elijah’s Xtreme(TM) Ghost Pepper Sauce, based in Gastonia, N.C., proved they have something special by winning 1st Place – Hot Sauce in the coveted Peoples Choice Award.

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Eagle Transport Corp Announces Management Changes

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C., Feb. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Eagle Transport, one of the largest and most progressive petroleum and bulk transportation companies in the U.S., announced today that its current president, Bill George became President Emeritus, effective February 1, 2015; Lance Collette will become the 4th President of Eagle Transport; Herb Evans will become Vice Chairman of the Board, and Joe Duncan is named Senior VP Finance/CFO.

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Just in Time for Valentine’s Day Certified Master Sex Expert Nikki Ransom-Alfred Releases New Book

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 2, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Valentine’s Day is the perfect time for all things sex and love. Certified master sex expert educator and sex and relationship coach, Nikki Ransom-Alfred, knows this all to too well and is releasing her new book ’30 Sex Positions and Tips For Getting Wild, Rough, and Kinky’ for lovers looking for adventure.

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2014/15 California State Championship Pinball Tournament to be held at Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda

ALAMEDA, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The body that ranks the world’s best pinball players, the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), is coordinating the second annual State Championship Series finale, a competition held simultaneously across 33 different states on Saturday, Feb. 7. This year’s competition in California will be held at the Pacific Pinball Museum (PPM) from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1510 Webster St. in the San Francisco Bay Area’s charming island city of Alameda.

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ArteQuesta Urban Artist Evan Skrederstu Commissioned to Paint Star Wars Beetle as Part of Mask Series

MILL VALLEY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading fine art investment company ArteQuesta today announced that urban artist Evan Skrederstu has been commissioned for a Star Wars themed piece in a crescendo to his acclaimed Mask Series of painted bugs. The commissioned image of the iconic Darth Vader mask is to be painted on a largest breed of beetle, Titanus Gigantus, measuring 5.75 inches.

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EQ2 LLC Successfully Completes Interconnectivity Testing, Proving its Hospital Software can ‘Talk’ with New Smart Medical Instruments

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 30, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EQ2 LLC, a leading supplier of hospital CMMS (Computerized Maintenance and Management System) software, announced that its HEMS software successfully completed five days of real-time integration and interoperability testing at the IHE (Integrating The Healthcare Enterprise) Connectathon in Cleveland.

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National Mortgage Professional Magazine Names MCT’s Phil Rasori to its Annual Top 40 Under 40 List

SAN DIEGO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a recognized industry leader in mortgage risk management providing pipeline hedging, best-execution loan sales and centralized lock desk services, announced that its COO, Phil Rasori, was named one of the Top 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40 by National Mortgage Professional magazine. Rasori earned a spot on the list largely for his lead role in architecting and launching MCTlive!(TM).

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Sacramento Alumnae Chapter Hosts Annual Founders Day Celebration

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — More than 600 members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will spend Friday and Saturday in Sacramento at the Doubletree Hotel celebrating their Founders Day. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the largest African-American women’s organization in the country.

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Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll and New England Patriots leave lifetime memories for former New York Jet and Marine Wayne Wicka

WINONA, Minn., Jan. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wayne Wicka went into the U.S. Marine Corps seeking direction, leadership and success, and he got it. The techniques learned from the New England Patriots and from his then defensive coach at the New York Jets, Pete Carroll, now the Head Coach of the Seattle Seahawks, created life-changing memories for Wicka, a high school benchwarmer turned New York Jet and U.S. Marine who sacked Brett Favre.

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Four Seasons’ Stiwinter Receives 2014 Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Award

HIGHLANDS, N.C., Jan. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Melissa Stiwinter of Four Seasons Compassion for Life, Flat Rock, has received the 2014 Georgia Crump Certified Nursing Assistant Recognition Award. The award was conveyed in a Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 ceremony at the western office of Four Seasons, honoring Stiwinter’s contributions to the profession.

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Healthcare INSIGHTS Earns Fourth Consecutive KLAS #1 Budgeting Software Distinction

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., Jan. 29, 2015 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the just-released 2014 Best in KLAS: Software and Services report, Healthcare Insights, LLC (HCI), which provides integrated hospital financial management and cost accounting software as well as business process consulting services, continues to lead the industry. For the fourth consecutive year, HCI’s INSIGHTS(R) software application again ranked as #1 Category Leader in the Budgeting Software and Services Category.

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