Game Film Week 12
So, one of the points I want to make is that because so much of what we read begins life as a press release, journalists are daily confronted with what sometimes borders on near illiteracy. So, to sum up, here are some of the issues that you need to deal with (and if you can think of any more, please contribute.):
Check out some rewrites from lab this week I found particularly noteworthy.
original press releases
As part of Microsoft Corp.’s continued efforts to promote computer literacy among U.S. Hispanics and in light of the upcoming holiday season, Microsoft has joined the Los Angeles-based Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center (BHTYC), whose mission is devoted to enhancing opportunities for future Latino leaders and encouraging parental involvement, to host a special holiday workshop for the Hispanic community. The workshop will teach parents and children how to save money and prepare for the holidays using Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 and the Microsoft Office 2007 Language Pack — Spanish.
The fact that people are hesitant when it comes to looking at a home business opportunity is understandable.
After all, the vast majority of people who have tried to start a home business in the past have failed.
The failure rate is actually pretty high but here is the funny thing.
This industry has created more wealth for the average person without any prior education or experience than any thing else out there.
That means, it does not matter how educated you are.
It does not matter what your skill sets are.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. - The City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs is hosting the 2nd Annual Beaux-Arts Ball at the Thomas Center on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010 from 8 to 11 p.m. The Beaux-Arts Ball is a costume gala that, in keeping with the Center’s 1920s history, is themed “The Roaring Twenties.” Live 1920s era jazz music by the six-piece band 23 Skiddoo has been put together by popular area musician Bill Hutchinson just for the occasion. There will be costumed professional dancers from Mostly Swing Gainesville demonstrating and teaching the popular dances of the times such as the Black Bottom, Lindy Hop and Charleston, along with an assortment of flappers and gangsters. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres and BYOB (or flask!) set-ups. (Let’s hope the Untouchables don’t raid us due to prohibition!) General admission tickets are $85. Tickets reserved before February 5 are discounted to $75. Space is limited, so advance reservations are recommended. The Beaux-Arts Ball is part of the Valentine’s Day’s weekend and will offer couples a perfect romantic evening of dancing and dining in the beautiful Thomas Center Spanish Court. All proceeds from the Beaux-Arts Ball will benefit the new Thomas Center Theatre for Young Audiences programming.
Jacksonville, Fla. – Over one hundred senior citizens gathered on October 1 to celebrate their completion of the Schell-Sweet/EWC Senior Wellness Obesity Program at City Kidz Ice Cream Café.
The event lasted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., allotting time for an awards ceremony, lunch, and dancing. The seniors had the opportunity to speak about personal triumphs and testimonies with friends and supporters of the program, some sharing they lost upwards of 40 pounds.
PHOENIX, AZ, October 27, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Plastic surgery patients looking to sculpt their abdominal region often ask about liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). However, even these procedures, which are very effective, may not be right for everyone. However, all is not lost. A Brazilian plastic surgeon named Dr. Saldanha introduced a new technique that combined liposuction and the tummy tuck. Called lipoabdominoplasty, this procedure may be ideal for those looking to sculpt their midsection and tighten their abdominal muscles.
Microsoft has joined the Los Angeles-based Boyle Heights Technology Youth Center (BHTYC) this holiday season to promote computer literacy among U.S. Hispanics.
The workshop will teach parents and children how to save money using Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 and the Microsoft Office 2007 Language Pack — Spanish.
Global Domains International, an Internet marketing program, is looking for new members.
Health and wellness company GBG is offering reliable workers a way to build a profitable business with its new 10 in One Liquid Vitamin and Mineral Super Formula. GBG’s 10 in One is a vitamin and mineral supplement that is made up of fruits and a vitamin-like substance called CoQ10.
Dress up in 1920s costume and join the Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs for a nostalgic trip to the era of jazz, gangsters, flappers, swing dance and speakeasies
The second annual Beaux-Arts Ball at the Thomas Center for the Arts will be held Feb. 13, 2010, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
This year’s ball is being presented as a part of the Thomas Center’s 100th anniversary celebration.
A local doctor is putting a new spin on plastic surgery. Dr. Martin Jugenburg is performing a new type of body contouring plastic surgery; the Brazilian Butt Lift.
The goal of the procedure is to create a perkier, more youthful, and sensual backside. During the surgery, Jugenburg takes fat from one area of the body, such as flanks, hips, or tummy, and strategically transfers this fat to the buttocks.
The two-day festival will feature artistic showcases with from more than 250 of the nation’s artists and an artisans’ competition awarding more than $18,000 in prizes.
The Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs has announced the reopening of Ironwood Golf Course.
The golf course has completed a seven-month renovation project and will reopen on Monday, Nov. 1.
The Relics, a group of local musicians that celebrate the music of Woodstock will be performing on Oct. 8 in the Bo Diddley Community Plaza as part of Gainesville’s “Free Fridays” series.
The performance is a follow-up to a performance last year that had over 3,000 area residents in attendance and was the largest concert in “Free Fridays” history.
“Hogtown Music Heroes,” a tribute concert for Gainesville musicians, will be held May 7 at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza downtown.
Musicians including Bo Diddley, Tom Petty, Stephen Stills and the Eagles’ Bernie Leadon and Don Felder will perform.
More than 100 seniors celebrated completing an anti-obesity wellness program on Oct. 1 at a downtown Jacksonville ice cream shop.
The Schell-Sweet/Edward Waters College Senior Wellness Program graduates, some in their 80s and 90s, gathered at City Kidz Ice Cream Cafe from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to share their personal triumphs. Some said they had lost more than 40 pounds.
The event featured an awards ceremony, lunch with a specially provided salad bar and dancing, including The Twist.
To raise awareness of teen traffic crashes, Florida’s highway safety department is encouraging Floridians to wear white next week.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles “White Out” event takes place Oct. 19. The event coincides with National Teen Driver Safety Week, which happens between Oct. 17 and Oct. 23.
According to the department’s 2009 Florida Traffic Crash Statistics Report, 29,485 crashes involved teenagers last year. In those crashes, 153 teens died and 19,292 were injured.
Florida State College at Jacksonville has announced a new biotechnology track focused on food safety, specializing in seafood.
FSCJ is partnering with Eurofins, an international food testing company, to provide students with training in a professional and teaching lab at the Downtown campus.
The Leadon Family Band, headlined by Mark Leadon and younger sister Monica Leadon-Cooper, will perform Oct. 1 as part of Gainesville’s Free Fridays Concert Series.
The series is a Gainesville initiative bringing musicians to the Bo Diddley Community Plaza Friday nights through Oct. 15.
For those looking for sleeker, toned midsections without the hassle of exercising or dieting, a new procedure combining liposuction and tummy tuck procedures already done throughout the U.S has been introduced to the market.
Brazilian plastic surgeon Dr. NAME Saldanha combines the two procedures in a process called lipoabdominoplasty. This uses the same principles as traditional liposuction (sucking out the fat) and traditional abdominoplasty (removing excess skin).