MS Kills Connection > < Connection Kills MS MS Awareness Week March 12 – 18, 2012 Connect To End MS


New York, NY (PRWEB) March 12, 2012

Multiple sclerosis is a life altering disease that affects each person in a unique and different way. MS destroys connections, divides minds from bodies, pulls people from their lives and away from one another. Therefore, it?s only fitting that connections would be its greatest enemy. As more connections are formed, more knowledge is shared, more questions asked, more resources gathered, and more hope is provided to help people with MS move their lives forward.

Connect during MS Awareness Week

People impacted by MS are connecting all across the nation during Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week March 12 ? 18 to combine their efforts, knowledge and hope in order to move us closer to a world free of multiple sclerosis.

The National MS Society is a prominent force in forging connections among people with MS, friends and colleagues who raise awareness and funds, people who treat those with MS, and people who research ways to stop MS, restore function lost to MS and end MS forever. This has helped move MS in less than two decades from being an untreatable disease to one where there are at least eight treatment options for those with relapsing MS, the most common form of the disease. And there are now even more new therapies speeding through the pipeline offering hope to people with all forms of the disease.

This MS Awareness Week and beyond, find the power of connection and visit http://www.MSconnection.org. Just some of the opportunities you will find are:

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To Understand Today?s Crisis in News, Look to the Past: a Journalist-Historian Tells the History of American Journalism in a New Book


Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 27, 2012

Is American journalism really in peril? A robust, unfettered press, free from government intrusion, has forever been emblematic of our liberties and a vital part of American life. In his fresh narrative, Covering America (University of Massachusetts Press, cloth, $ 49.95), journalist and professor Christopher B. Daly provides a lively, engaging history of journalism?s 300-year evolution in America, offering valuable historical context to today?s ?journalism is in crisis? meme. The good news: today?s surge in partisanship, rise of the blogosphere, and journalism?s overall teetering business model are but the latest in a long history of challenges forcing American journalism to find new and better ways to adapt and thrive.

?Too many Americans today believe journalism is falling apart,? says Daly, who teaches journalism and history at Boston University, after a career at both the Washington Post and Associated Press. ?From colonial times onward, there have always been challenges to the structure and practice of producing the news in America. Today is no different. History provides perspective.? Daly?s original research and comprehensive synthesis of the latest historical scholarship provides it in spades.

Drawing on a wealth of examples, Daly explains that U.S. journalism went through periods of deep change in the 1830s and again in the 1920s?periods that were just as convulsive as today?s. In Covering America, readers will find answers to their questions: Is serious journalism dying? Are the media ?fair?? Is ownership too concentrated? Is the FCC too involved in regulating content? Covering America sets the stage for serious analysis?while making enjoyably vivid the often larger-than-life characters who have shaped and defined American journalism through the centuries.

Journalism, in the end, is the story of people. Daly colorfully details and provides insight into the lives of the practitioners of journalism, the men and women, who, through sheer force of their personalities, built and contributed to the institution that runs as a thread through the history of the republic. Covering America presents them all?in an accessible story-telling format that focuses on the visionary innovators, famous and not, who shaped the industry to their times by dint of their often oversized ambition and personalities: Benjamin Franklin, John and Anna Zenger, Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst, Nellie Bly, Ida Tarbell, Frederick Douglass, Kay Graham, Arianna Huffington, and more. Daly ?adds shape and new understanding to the intriguing stories many of us know as myths of origin,? says Douglas Cumming, author of The Southern Press: Literary Legacies and the Challenge of Modernity. The biographical portraits alone make Covering America a joy to read. ?This is grand narrative as it should be,? says historian Bruce Schulman.

Covering America is the work of an author wearing two hats?that of a veteran newsman and an academic scholar. Daly leverages primary material, including archival material, original documents, and recordings, along with personal experience, to provide brand new arguments on journalism across all of its platforms: newspapers, magazines, photos, radio, TV, and the Web. Whether focusing on media economics, the impact of new technologies, or the sociology and philosophy inherent in the journalistic enterprise, Daly manages a fine balance between scholarship and popular culture. This book will re-shape the discussion over the news media. A lively history of American journalism.

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?Essential reading for anyone who cares about American history, media, or culture. This is a great story about the entire tradition of journalistic storytelling, told smartly and thoroughly.?

?Susan Orlean, staff writer for The New Yorker and author of Rin, Tin, Tin: The Life and the Legend and The Orchid Thief.

For further information, visit http://www.journalismprofessor.com.

Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation?s Journalism

By Christopher B. Daly

http://www.umass.edu/umpress/title/covering-america

University of Massachusetts Press, Amherst and Boston

576 pp.

$ 49.95 cloth, ISBN 978-1-55849-911-9

Media contact: Victor Gulotta, Gulotta Communications, Inc.

617-630-9286, http://www.booktours.com, victor(at)booktours(dot)com

About the Author

A veteran journalist and historian, Christopher B. Daly teaches journalism and history at Boston University. He is coauthor of Like a Family: The Making of a Southern Cotton Mill World, which won the Albert J. Beveridge Award of the American Historical Association and the Merle Curti Award of the Organization of American Historians. He also blogs about journalism and history at http://journalismprofessor.com. His journalism has appeared in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Columbia Journalism Review, and many other publications.





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Newsy App Now Available for Windows Phone, MeeGo and Symbian Smartphones


Columbia, MO (PRWEB) March 27, 2012

Today, Newsy is announcing the availability of its app for Windows Phone and for Nokia?s Symbian and MeeGo operating systems.

With remarkably fast video download speeds, the Newsy app is intuitive and easy to use. Users can browse an array of video thumbnails and choose to watch videos in landscape or portrait orientations. The Newsy app for Windows Phone offers a Live Tile that allows users to easily view newest stories in a glanceable format on their Start Screen, a feature unique to Windows Phone. Users can easily share stories with a friend by texting or emailing using the phone?s address.

To download the apps for free, search for ?Newsy? in Windows Phone Marketplace or Nokia Store.

?We?re delighted to see Newsy embrace Nokia?s global distribution opportunities by making their app available to consumers across our platforms. The Newsy app for Nokia Lumia smartphones brilliantly leverages the Windows Phone Metro UI by presenting videos using rich displays and flowing panoramas. The experience is made even better with two-minute video packages, which are produced especially for mobile consumers,? said Mark Fletcher, director, Partner Management & Marketing, Nokia.

?Windows Phone is backed by a rich developer ecosystem that is creating a variety of quality apps and games, like Newsy, that take advantage of the phone?s unique features and design,? said Todd Brix, senior director, Windows Phone Marketplace, Microsoft Corp. ?With its glanceable Live Tile and easy to use sharing tools, Newsy is a great example of the kind of rich applications that people will find on Windows Phone Marketplace to get the most out of their phone,? he continued.

“Nokia and Microsoft have been great to work with and we appreciate the opportunity to bring our innovative multisource video app to these platforms,? Jim Spencer, president of Newsy said. “Newsy?s focus on multiple sources and video are what the mobile audiences are asking for and we are looking forward to delivering it to them.?

Newsy is the go-to news app for on-the-go news users. In 2-minute videos, users understand the differences in coverage from media outlets from around the world as well as discover new sources they would not have found on their own.

About Newsy

Newsy is a multisource video news service that analyzes the world’s news coverage – highlighting the key differences in reporting. Through short videos available on the web and mobile devices (Nokia, iPad, iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Kindle Fire), Newsy accelerates the understanding of how a news story is covered. Newsy has won an Appy Award, a Davey Award and a W3 Award for its apps.





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Photography News Update: Canon 5D Mark III DSLR Camera Kit In Stock


NYC, NY (PRWEB) March 29, 2012

The long-awaited Canon EOS 5D Mark III kit has finally arrived. Offering refinement and improvement over its predecessor, the camera maintains its position as a very capable DSLR that?s ideal for high-quality image capture and HD video recording.

The Canon 5D Mark III camera kit can be ordered at B&H Photo Video web site, SuperStore or by calling 800-606-6969.

The new Canon 5D Mark III DSLR camera designed to meet the needs of photographers who demand outstanding performance, reliability, and unparalleled levels of control and versatility.

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital camera kit includes EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM AF lens. This standard zoom lens provides an adequate range of focal lengths, from wide angle to standard portrait length. It features Image Stabilizer Technology for reduction of camera shake up to 3 stops and is constructed with 1 Super-UD glass element and 3 aspherical lenses for great image clarity

A highly durable magnesium-allow body surrounds the components and offers increased dust and weather resistance. An updated EOS Integrated Cleaning system also helps to reduce and remove dust within the camera body. Several of the physical controls on the camera body are fully customizable for a more efficient workflow and more convenient handling scheme. Dual CF and SD memory card support also increases the compatibility of the camera. Support is also provided for the optional Canon Wireless File Transmitter and GPS receiver for remote logging, tracking, and sending of your imagery.

DIGIC 5+ Image Processor

Processing speed and power are increased to promote significantly greater overall performance and response from all aspects of the camera. New algorithms are incorporated in order to promote better noise reduction for higher ISOs and chromatic aberration compensation. The increase in processing speed also helps to improve the continuous shooting rate, bringing it to 6 full-resolution frames-per-second.

14-bit A/D Conversion

The 14-bit signal processing helps to improve the quality and gradation of images by producing more natural, smooth-looking results. An increased ISO range is also provided, from 100 to 25600 in standard modes and 50 to 102400 in expanded modes. The ISO range can be controlled and customized depending on the user’s preferences, and additionally an auto ISO mode can be employed. This extended sensitivity range helps to counter frequently changing and difficult lighting situations and significantly minimizes noise when photographing with even the top-rated sensitivity.

61-Point High Density Reticular AF

The newly designed 61-point autofocus interface helps to ensure critical focus no matter how complex or difficult the situation is. Featuring up to 41 cross-type AF points (with f/4 lens support) and 5 dual diagonal AF points (with f/2.8 sensitivity); this AF system is highly accurate and extremely low-light sensitive.

iFCL 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor

An intelligent metering system works in conjunction with the autofocus system and independently analyzes ‘Focus, Color, and Luminance’ within the scene for the most precise exposure settings possible. The 63 zones cover the entire image area with great detail and the dual-layer design permits a wider sensitivity to different wavelengths of light.

The dual layers are split into a red/green channel and a blue/green channel; which counters the red light sensitivity bias electronic sensors inherently have. A series of algorithms are employed to combine data received from both layers, with the resulting exposure reading being extremely accurate regardless of the shooting conditions.

Read more on Canon 5D Mark III at BH InDepth

About B&H Photo Video

As the world’s largest source of photography, video and audio equipment, B&H Photo-Video is known worldwide for their attentive, knowledgeable sales staff, and excellent customer service, including fast and reliable shipping. Visitors to the website can access a variety of enlightening articles and educational videos. B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for nearly to 40 years.





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UrBusinessBook.com, the New Social Media Website for Businesses


Fredericksburg, VA (PRWEB) March 30, 2012

Social media being the newest way to connect. Facebook, Twitter, Myspace and Digg just to name a few. Social media here, there and everywhere. These social sites have the personal touch to keep users glued to see what’s happening next.

However, when looking for a place to promote a business through social media there’s very few choices until now. UrBusinessBook.com opens the floodgates for businesses to advertise all a business has to offer.

Being able to take a test drive of this platform on UrBusinessBook.com the possibilities are endless. Creating a free profile is a smooth transaction. Stepping up from the ground floor to create a portrait of ones business opens a gallery of opportunities. Once in the business model the profile enables a business to choose one of the 5, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond or Platinum business packages.

After a business package is secured, this will unlock different options, such as an overview of company description, contact information, promotions, current and upcoming events along with several other options. The sky’s the limit with the integration of Facebook, Twitter and Google maps. Live activity feeds reflect current statuses as well as provides a gateway of communication to consumers, family and friends through UrBusinessBook.com’s social media portal.

Under the edit business detail page, this is where the nuts and bolts are for businesses. The apps engine allows creating Offer coupons, events or discussions, which is a very important part of the success of any business. Within this platform, marketing is another key feature to promote a business on UrBusinessBook.com. Last but not least embed the foursquare button, this allows visitors of a business to add that business to their foursquare to do list.

UrBusinessBook.com sends out weekly press releases globally via the internet to over 30,000 news feeds, 250,000 RSS feeds and bloggers, talking about new business arrivals as well as current businesses.

The ability to be a Featured or Sponsored business puts a business right on the front of the home page for the world to see. Other features include, creating business ads advertisements, classified ads, forum post and blogs.

All this for the Business Platinum package of $ 189.99

Social media is on the fast track to being the #1 way consumers, friends and family communicate, getting a business to the top is UrBusinessBook.com’s goal.

Take the first ride on this fast and upcoming business social media networking site. Join Urbusinessbook.com today and take your business to levels unimaginable.

New Business Arrivals:

Foote Title Group is a local family owned title company that was started in 1986 by our founder Anita Foote. Anita and her daughter Connie worked together to create the first women owned title agency in the Southern Maryland Area. As the business grew, the staff grew to a high of ten employees in two states. In 1996 Anita retired and Connie took over as President/CEO.

Our business originally started in Suite 101 of the Hamilton Centre in Waldorf. We quickly out grew that space and moved to Suite 200. Our business flourished in Suite 200 for 23 years.

Recently we moved into our new home just north of the Hamilton Center at 3010 Crain Highway.

Over the past 20 plus years they have been involved, not only in consumer transactions but many large commercial development projects as well.

The business now has offices in Maryland and Virginia.

visit us at https://www.urbusinessbook.com/businessitem/FooteTitleGroup

Meineke Car Care Center 169:

Each Meineke Car Care Center location guarantees your satisfaction. Quality workmanship, a friendly professional staff and quality parts are the reasons why our customers rely on Meineke to protect their cars year after year.

Family owned and operated for over twenty-eight years. They offer a lifetime nationwide warranty. Technicians are ASE certified. Maintain your vehicle with quality parts and service, at the right price. Services we provide: ABS Brake Service, Air Conditioning Service, Batteries, Belts, Brake Fluid Flush, Brakes, Clutches, Cooling System Service, Engine Diagnostics, Exhaust, Front End Repair, Fuel Injection, Minor Engine Repair, Oil Change Service, Ride Control, Tire Rotation, Tires, Transmission Fluid Service, Tune-ups, Wheel Alignment, Wheel Balancing and Wiper Blades.

visit us at https://urbusinessbook.com/businessitem/MeinekeCarCareCenter169





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