giovedì 30 aprile 2009

House of Ruth Hoopsters Took on World-Renowned Harlem Ambassadors to Defeat Domestic Violence

House of Ruth Hoopsters Took on World-Renowned Harlem Ambassadors to Defeat Domestic Violence
POMONA, Calif., April 29 /PRNewswire/ --

House of Ruth Hoopsters celebrity "rag tag" team: Andrew Behnke,
Doubletree Claremont CEO; Greg Hafif, Hafif Family Foundation; Connor
Henry, Retired Celtic and Perth Coach (Australian National Team); Don
Kendrick, La Verne Mayor; Lori Kerns, Chaparral Elementary Principal;
Michael Kerns, Fire Captain, Ontario; John Lawrence, Claremont High
School Teacher; JoJo Livolsi, Claremont Club Trainer; Jim Marchant,
Pitzer College Dean of Students; Richard Martinez, PUSD Assistant
Superintendent; Lee McDougal, Montclair City Manager; Paula McGee, CGU
Student, Retired Dallas Diamond; Sam Pedroza, Claremont City Council
Member; J.P. Pomierski, Upland Mayor; Ken Scalmanini, CMC Basketball
Coach; Mike Seder, L.A. County Fair Association VP; Burnis Simon, Hafif
Family Foundation; Terrance Stone, Young Visionary Youth CEO; Vince
Terrell, Pomona Police Detective; Reggie Webb, McDonald's Proprietor;
and Rich Yochum, PVHMC President and CEO.

Event sponsors include Doubletree Claremont, Pomona College, Pomona
Valley Hospital Medical Center, as well as other community partners.

Benefit Basketball Game to raise dollars for families victimized by
domestic violence.

Rains Athletic Center, Pomona College
220 E. 6th St.
Claremont, CA 91711

Took place April 27th, 2009 at 7:00 p.m.

Among the many highlights were Greg Hafif of the Hafif Foundation -- a
lead Hoopster scorer -- being pinned to the ground and sung over by Lade
Majik, the star of the Ambassadors, who then refused to let him throw 2
freethrows (both of which he made!); the four civic leaders -- J.P.
Pomierski of Upland, Sam Pedroza of Claremont, Don Kendrick of La Verne,
and Lee McDougal of Montclair -- working together on the floor during the
2nd quarter to block the Ambassador's chief slam-dunker!; Reggie's Webb's
(McDonalds' owner) dance moves on the floor; and a full court pass by
CMC Basketball Coach Ken Scalmanini.

Throughout the game, children filled the Ambassador bench and were
included in skits between each quarter, much to the crowd's delight. The
Ambassadors' message to stay in school, earn a college degree and live
drug-free resonated with both House of Ruth and Pomona College audiences.

About House of Ruth:

House of Ruth ( has been providing life-saving domestic violence services since 1977. Serving eastern Los Angeles and western San Bernardino Counties, House of Ruth served over 17,400 clients last year and demand for services continues to grow.

PRN Photo Desk,
Source: House of Ruth

CONTACT: Amy Fass of House of Ruth, +1-909-868-8007,

Web Site:

ESPN Deportes se ubica en primer lugar entre todas las cadenas deportivas de cable en español

ESPN Deportes se ubica en primer lugar entre todas las cadenas deportivas de cable en español
NUEVA YORK, 29 de abril /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- ESPN Deportes, la cadena deportiva de cable en español de ESPN, finalizó el domingo 26 de abril un año completo de mediciones nacionales de Nielsen, con resultados estelares. La cadena, que se sumó a la muestra hispana de Nielsen el 28 de abril de 2008, promedió un rating entre hispanos de 0.5, y llegó a 20,000 hogares hispanos en los últimos 12 meses, convirtiéndose en la cadena deportiva de cable en español más vista y mejor calificada de los Estados Unidos. Además de ganar la posición número 1 en su categoría, ESPN Deportes fue la segunda cadena más vista entre todas las cadenas de cable en español.

Además, en el último año ESPN Deportes se ha convertido en el centro de las noticias y la información deportiva entre los hispanos. La programación de noticias e información de la cadena se puso a la vanguardia, con un promedio de 0.5 de rating entre hispanos y 18,000 hogares, centrada en Fútbol Picante, que alcanzó un rating promedio de 1.1 a lo largo del periodo de 12 meses. Fútbol Picante alcanzó un valor máximo histórico de 3.79 de rating entre hispanos para el análisis posterior al partido México-Honduras de las eliminatorias para la Copa del Mundo, el 1 de abril de 2009. Entre abril de 2008 y abril de 2009, ESPN Deportes emitió un total de 4,678 horas de noticias e información deportiva, un 67 por ciento más que su competidor inmediato. La cadena finalizó su primer año de mediciones con 38 de las 50 emisiones informativas de noticias deportivas con mayor rating en el cable en español. En 2009, las noticias e información de ESPN Deportes han tenido un arranque aún más sólido, con un promedio de rating de 0.56, que representa a 24,000 hogares hispanos.

Además del éxito de los ratings de ESPN Deportes, ESPN también está a la vanguardia con la mayor audiencia hispana entre todas las cadenas deportivas por cable, con independencia del idioma. En el primer trimestre de 2009, las cinco cadenas de ESPN con medición a escala nacional llegaron a 29 millones de hispanos en forma colectiva, lo que representa aproximadamente un 68% de la población hispana. ESPN (36,000 hogares hispanos) y ESPN Deportes (27,000 hogares hispanos) se ubicaron como las dos primeras cadenas deportivas nacionales en términos de cantidad de hogares hispanos.

ESPN Deportes ha tenido también un importante aumento en la distribución desde abril de 2008. En el último año la distribución de la cadena ha aumentado un 41%, hasta llegar a 4.8 millones de hogares hispanos.

Contacto con los medios: Santa Brito ( en el 212-456- 0252

Source: ESPN Deportes

CONTACTO: Santa Brito, ESPN Deportes, +1-212-456-0252,

mercoledì 29 aprile 2009


Kraftwerk Re-Covered
For this New Sounds program, it's a step beyond your pocket calculator -we'll hear all sorts of arrangements of Kraftwerk songs. There'll be an acoustic version of "The Mirror Stage" featuring lutenist Josef van Wissem and guitarist Gary Lucas. Plus, music from Joby Burgess/Powerplant along with a live performance of "Das Model" by Theo Bleckmann. From string quartet to accordions, it's an hour of inventive takes on the pioneering band's German pop.

fonte: WNYC

Denver Athlete to Compete in the Most Challenging Hand Bike Race in the World

Denver Athlete to Compete in the Most Challenging Hand Bike Race in the World
Matt Updike to Conquer Challenge Alaska

DENVER, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 19 through July 27, local Denver Paralympics athlete Matt Updike is going to compete against 38 top athletes from around the globe in the longest and most challenging hand cycle race in the world - Sadler's Alaska Challenge to raise money for The Colorado Chapter of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

267 grueling miles over 7 excruciating days and with over 16,000 exhausting feet of elevation gain, the Sadler's Alaska Challenge is not for the faint of heart. Only the most aggressive, highly trained and talented athletes in the world are capable of meeting this challenge. To mark the 25th Anniversary of the race, organizers have carved out a brutal new route with a mountain top finish. Described by a race organizer, Heather Pulcinski, as "way more climbing, way more Alaskan, way more difficult and way more scenery," Denver Paralympian Matt Updike will attempt to conquer the new route and take home a win (a major feat which Matt accomplished once before in 2004).

After competing in Beijing in 2008, Matt was eager for his next major challenge. When asked about his participation in the race, Matt provided four reasons for taking on this tortuous and most difficult race on the planet, "It's the most challenging race in the world; it is the 25th anniversary of the event making it the most prestigious year ever; its an amazing way to promote the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation; and quite frankly, I like the pain!"

About Matt Updike: In September of 1997 at 26 yrs old, Matt was in an automobile accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Matt was an extremely active guy at the time that had moved out west a couple of years before the accident from Upstate NY to experience the mountains of Colorado. An avid skier, mountaineer and cyclist prior to the accident, Matt continues to do many of these things albeit in a different fashion. Since that life changing moment, Matt has focused on what he can do and made the most of life. Cycling, more specifically hand cycling, has became his true calling. Matt's fundraising page can be found at

About the Reeve Foundation The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation is dedicated to curing spinal cord injury by funding innovative research, and improving the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. For more information, and to review the entire list of Quality of Life grant recipients, please visit our website at or call 800-225-0292.

Matt Updike's Race Site:

Media Contact: Maggie Goldberg
800-225-0292 x7115

Kathryn Murray

Source: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation

CONTACT: Maggie Goldberg of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation,
+1-800-225-0292 x7115,; or Kathryn Murray for
Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, +1-303-847-9933,

Web Site:

Steuben Glass To Launch Major League Baseball Crystal Collectibles

Steuben Glass
To Launch Major League Baseball Crystal Collectibles

NEW YORK, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Steuben Glass, the premier American hand blown glassmaker, creates a new class of collectibles to capture the baseball enthusiast's individual passions. Steuben's legacy of innovation, creativity and outstanding quality led to this unique partnership with Major League Baseball. Fusing art with baseball, Steuben and MLB have teamed up to create a selection of crystal baseball collectibles. Each piece can be customized with thirty MLB team logos.

(Photo: )

This collection marks Steuben's first entry into the world of major league sports. Highlights include: a crystal replica of a Major League Baseball bat in life size, 18" and 14" versions; crystal baseballs and home plates. Other team collectibles include barware, tabletop decor and ornaments.

Joey Schottenstein, Principal of Steuben notes, "Our partnership with Major League Baseball represents a new era in Steuben's rich American history. We want to create modern masterpieces that capture the imagination, excitement and passion of the sports enthusiast and discerning collector."

"Major League Baseball seeks partners who can deliver the very best for our fans, and Steuben Glass is widely-known for their excellence in glassware around the world," said Howard Smith, Senior Vice President, Licensing, Major League Baseball. "Major League Baseball is committed to offering products with a broad range of price points to reach every fan's desires, and the Steuben baseball-themed collection will provide fans unparalleled quality with a touch of their favorite MLB team."

All pieces in the MLB collection from Steuben are handcrafted, finished and signed in Corning, New York. They are created using Steuben's unparalleled state-of-the art process resulting in optically pure crystal, ensuring its lasting value.

To kick off the season, these MLB items debuted at Steuben's New York Flagship store at 61st and Madison Avenue where they are available for purchase and customization. The product is also available online at and through 800.STEUBEN.

About Steuben Glass: Steuben Glass is the premier art glass manufacturer in the United States, and the world's finest maker of pure crystal. Since 1903, Steuben Glass has been made by hand at the Corning, New York factory. Its unique glass is made from an outstanding optical formula. Steuben's state-of the-art melting ensures glass is exceptionally pure and free of even the tiniest visual imperfections. Each piece of Steuben Glass is painstakingly hand made often using a variety of ages-old techniques that only a few extraordinary artisans in the world are able to master.

AP PhotoExpress Network: PRN11
PRN Photo Desk,
Source: Steuben Glass

CONTACT: Pat Beh Werblin of Steuben, +1-212-358-9516,

Web Site:

West Coast Bank Sponsors the 8th Annual Rick Melching Scholarship Golf Tournament

West Coast Bank Sponsors the 8th Annual Rick Melching Scholarship Golf Tournament

VANCOUVER, Wash., April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank will sponsor the 8th Annual Rick Melching Scholarship Golf Tournament on May 22, 2009, at Camas Meadows Golf Club. Company volunteers will staff the West Coast Bank tee box and participate in the tournament.

Assistant Vice President-East Vancouver Manager Justin Myers said, "West Coast Bank is honored to support all the graduating high school students in East Vancouver and SE Clark County who choose to pursue higher educational levels within our own community. Without these committed, local leaders Clark County would not be where it is today."

The Rick Melching Scholarship Program provides resources to the Evergreen School District Foundation and to Evergreen School District High School Graduates who attend Clark College or Washington State University. For more information, see

West Coast Bancorp, (NASDAQ:WCBO), is a Northwest bank holding company with $2.5 billion in assets, operating 65 locations in Oregon and Washington. The company combines the sophisticated products and expertise of larger banks with the local decision making, market knowledge and customer service of a community bank. For more information, visit the Company's web site at

Source: West Coast Bancorp

CONTACT: Dave Hansen, Regional President, +1-503-603-8040, or Justin Myers, Assistant Vice President, East Vancouver Manager, +1-360-260-0823, both of West Coast Bancorp

Web Site:

Dozens of New Northern Europe Adventures Highlight Crystal Symphony's Summer Cruises

Dozens of New Northern Europe
Adventures Highlight Crystal
Symphony's Summer Cruises
LOS ANGELES, April 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Capitalizing on Northern Europe's robust cultural assets and spectacular options for nature lovers, Crystal Cruises is introducing 50 brand new Crystal Adventures to its roster of nearly 300 in the region this summer. Options to glacier trek, cycle, flight-see and snowmobile complement sightseeing of historic treasures and ballet theatre. In 2009, Crystal will offer Northern Europe and Baltic itineraries of seven to 14 days aboard Crystal Symphony from June through August.

In ports throughout Sweden, Denmark, Russia, Finland, Norway, Poland, Germany, Iceland and the British Isles, experiences ashore run the gamut, including:

-- *NEW* Spelunking cave expedition through Trollkirka Caves, 1,600 feet
above sea level (Norway);
-- *NEW* Private car and helicopter exploration of Helsinki's
Neo-Classical architecture, Olympic Stadium, opera house and other
highlights (Finland);
-- Special opera or ballet performance at the famed Mariinsky Theatre

-- High-speed sailing on an adrenaline-filled adventure in a
state-of-the-art V.O.60 Volvo professional ocean racer

"The wealth of exciting, eclectic shore-side options in the Baltic and Northern Europe inspired us to dramatically expand our choices of Crystal Adventures," says John stoll, director of land programs. "Whether traveling with family or individually, travelers can fulfill their own interests for a very personal experience of this very beautiful and historically significant area of the world."

Most 2009 Baltic and Northern Europe cruises feature overnight stays and many boast three days docked in St. Petersburg, offering dozens of choices ashore.

Crystal's Europe Celebration Fares offer up to $1,500 per person savings on most cruises. Cruise fares for the voyages start at $3,535 per person, double occupancy, and with most European itineraries, an All Inclusive - As You Wish promotion provides an up to $2,000 per couple shipboard credit to fully customize one's cruise experience. Additionally, the much-appreciated Crystal Assurance Plan offers reduced deposits and cancellation periods, as well as the assurance that guests will be protected at the reduced fare if a stateroom category is later reduced.

For more information and Crystal reservations, contact a travel agent or call 888-799-4625. Visit the line's website,

CONTACT: Mimi Weisband or Julie Dibble (310) 203-4304

Source: Crystal Cruises

CONTACT: Mimi Weisband or Julie Dibble, both of Crystal Cruises,

Web Site:

lunedì 27 aprile 2009

Fox Sports en Espanol Maximizes Advertiser Experience at 2009 Upfront

Fox Sports en Espanol Maximizes Advertiser Experience at 2009 Upfront
Network to Unveil New Platforms, Announce Original Programming, Launch Exciting Scavenger Hunt and Stream Event Live Online

NEW YORK, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Fox Sports en Espanol, the country's top Spanish-language sports brand, announced today that it will host its annual Upfront event in New York City on May 19th, from 12:00 - 2:00 pm. Twelve years after launching as the first Spanish-language sports network in the U.S., Fox Sports en Espanol will unveil an array of exciting developments, including new original programming, rights to prestigious sporting event properties, and its first foray into online gaming, a booming sector of the global sports market. The event will also serve as a launch pad for its annual scavenger hunt, an interactive promotion which pits the country's top advertising professionals against each other in a fun experiential contest to receive a variety of prizes. For the first year in its history, the network will also stream these activities live online, for those unable to physically attend the event at Manhattan's famed Cipriani's.

"We relish the opportunity to update our advertising partners on exciting developments for the year ahead, both in person as well as online through live streaming video of the event," said Tom Maney, Senior Vice President of Advertising Sales for Fox Sports en Espanol. "The Upfront event and webcast occur during a difficult economic period, when most other networks have forgone the Upfront season. In contrast, we are thrilled to be doing well and investing in this important interactive process."

In order to accommodate those who will not be able to attend, Fox Sports en Espanol encourages participants to feel the passion online, through its live streaming video of the entire Upfront event at .

Although many new announcements will be made in 2009, the network is also proud to bring back one aspect that has been part of the event for 5 years. The Fox Sports en Espanol Scavenger Hunt will feature many new elements this year, including social networking, competitive team play, and a combination of real-life and online action. The game will be housed at, asking participant teams to solve multi-layered clues across the web universe, interact with aspects of the network's virtual world, and develop a team page as part of the competitive game. The grand prize winner of this year's scavenger hunt will receive a nighttime helicopter ride over Manhattan, among other exciting prizes yet to be announced.

With the 2010 World Cup around the corner, Fox Sports en Espanol is excited to serve as the home for some of the world's best-known soccer tournaments, including its recent acquisition of the U.S. Spanish-language rights to the UEFA Champions League. The network will televise 94 live and premiere UEFA Champions League and SuperCup matches each season, and will also have the rights to broadcast ancillary UEFA Champions League programming.

"We are thrilled to bring the UEFA Champions League to the first and biggest Spanish-language sports network in the United States," said David Sternberg, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Fox Sports en Espanol. "This prestigious tournament will strengthen our programming lineup immeasurably and deliver outstanding year-round action on multiple platforms to Latino soccer fans around the country."

This recent acquisition bolsters the network's reputation of having the most relevant and exciting soccer content available in the country, including new tournament properties and original programming options timed perfectly for the 2010 World Cup. Capitalizing on the exponential growth of on-line gaming and its appeal to sports fans across the country, the network will also be introducing an exciting new interactive property for consumers and advertisers nationwide.

At the Upfront, Fox Sports en Espanol will also highlight the return of its national promotion El Sueno de Tu Vida, the only national tour that enables Mexican League and MLS teams to scout Hispanic soccer talent. This annual tour creates national media attention for sponsors at a local level.

"We are in the unique and enviable position of being inundated with exciting new announcements and growth plans for the year ahead," added Maney. "We look forward to enhancing our long-standing partnerships with key advertisers, and taking them along for this exciting ride."

About Fox Sports en Espanol

Reaching more than 14 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which over 5 million are U.S. Hispanic Households, Fox Sports en Espanol is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. We feature premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of the top leagues and tournaments in Latin America and Europe; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, American League Championship Series and World Series; championship boxing and UFC(R) and mixed-martial arts across four compelling media platforms. With more than 1,600 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust web site brimming with streaming video, portable content from FSE Movil and the Fox Sports en Espanol Magazine, we are and will continue to be the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space.

Fox Sports en Espanol is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation's (NYSE:NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Espanol online at

Source: Fox Sports en Espanol

CONTACT: Jennifer Serna, Fox Sports en Español, +1-310-444-8736,; or Jeffrey Berger, The Jeffrey Group, +1-212-620-4100, ext. 111,, for Fox Sports en Espanol

Web site:

giovedì 23 aprile 2009


Le Festival de Cannes, lieu privilégié des rencontres et des découvertes, est la plus importante manifestation cinématographique au monde. Sa vocation artistique se décline en diverses actions en faveur du cinéma et il organise parallèlement le Marché du film, destiné à encourager les échanges entre vendeurs et acheteurs du monde entier.31 000 professionnels sont accrédités au Festival chaque année, dont 1000 auteurs-metteurs en scène, 4 000 distributeurs, 5 000 producteurs et plus de 4000 journalistes. Nous restons attentifs à améliorer notre organisation pour leur faciliter l’accès aux projections et aux différents services qui leur sont offerts, et veillons à leur fournir une information générale, qui réponde également aux attentes spécifiques de chacun.Nous vous souhaitons un excellent Festival parmi nous !



Da domani le emittenti radiofoniche trasmetteranno il brano “Parla con me”, primo singolo estratto dal nuovo disco di inediti di EROS RAMAZZOTTI, “ALI E RADICI” (RCA/Sony Music), che è uscito in tutto il mondo il 22 maggio.
«Con il brano “Parla con me” cerco di aprire un dialogo con la generazione più giovane, che sembra aver smarrito l'orientamento e si sente sempre più a disagio in una realtà che appare senza futuro – commenta EROS - È il tema di “Terra Promessa” venticinque anni dopo: allora avevamo ideali da raggiungere, mentre oggi è faticoso perfino riuscire a individuare un ideale buono da sposare».
Dal 27 aprile andrà in rotazione il video di “Parla con me”, girato a Los Angeles dal grande regista Marc Klasfeld: un lungo piano sequenza che accompagna lo spettatore in un viaggio nella realtà della comunicazione nel mondo di oggi, quasi un invito a usare la tecnologia senza farsi travolgere da essa.
“ALI E RADICI” è l’undicesimo album di inediti di EROS RAMAZZOTTI e arriva a quattro anni dall’ultimo, “CALMA APPARENTE”, e a due anni dal best of “E2” (10 dischi di platino e disco italiano più venduto nel 2007).
Undici le tracce contenute nell’album: “Appunti e note”, “Il cammino”, “Parla con me”, “L’orizzonte”, “Affetti personali”, “Controvento”, “Ali e radici”, “Bucaneve”, “Nessuno escluso”,“Non possiamo chiudere gli occhi”, “Come gioielli”.
Prodotto da EROS con Claudio Guidetti (6 brani sono co-prodotti con Michele Canova), con testi a firma di EROS e Adelio Cogliati e musiche a firma di EROS e Claudio Guidetti, “ALI E RADICI” vanta una copertina e un eccezionale booklet di 64 pagine nelle quali Eros è ritratto da Bruce Weber, indiscusso maestro della fotografia contemporanea.
In 25 anni EROS ha pubblicato 15 album e venduto in tutto il mondo oltre 50 milioni di dischi.
Il tour mondiale di EROS RAMAZZOTTI partirà dall’Italia e avrà inizio nel mese di ottobre.
Milano, 23 aprile 2009
Ufficio Stampa Eros Ramazzotti: Riccardo Vitanza - Lara Cecere (Parole & Dintorni)
Ufficio Promozione RCA Local Repertoire:
Direttore Promozione RCA Local: Paolo Maiorino
Direttore Promozione RCA Sede di Roma: Arianna D’Aloja
Sony Music Entertainment Italy -

Kansas City Royals, AT&T and Cisco Deliver Innovative and New Sports Viewing Experience to Fans in Kauffman Stadium

Kansas City Royals, AT&T and Cisco Deliver Innovative and New Sports Viewing Experience to Fans in Kauffman Stadium
KANSAS CITY, Mo., April 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Thanks to a new project between the Kansas City Royals and AT&T*, baseball fans will receive an immersive interactive video experience from Cisco at the newly renovated Kauffman Stadium, home of the Kansas City Royals. Under the project, the Royals have implemented Cisco StadiumVision(TM) which is a centrally managed, fast video processing and distribution technology that delivers customized video content to different sections of a stadium in standard and high definition format. With the deployment of Cisco StadiumVision, baseball fans will be closer to the game and their favorite players on the field.

As part of this technology deployment at Kauffman Stadium, AT&T re-sold the Cisco StadiumVision video technology to the Royals along with AT&T local and long distance services and AT&T Managed Internet Service to improve the overall fan experience. As part of the solution, AT&T designed and installed the state of the art Cisco network infrastructure including IP telephony which will allow full integration of video, voice, data and wireless services into one next-generation network that connects the team to its fans in new ways. Fans will be able to view sports news and scores, weather and traffic without missing a moment of game action on the field.

With the Cisco StadiumVision implementation, more than 400 video monitors have been deployed throughout Kauffman Stadium. Cisco StadiumVision allows the Royals to more cost-effectively deliver live game video and customized content to each video monitor throughout the stadium, addressing the needs of multiple fans and venue patrons. After games, the video monitors can provide fans and stadium patrons with exit directions, traffic information and real-time weather updates.

During stadium renovations, AT&T also provided a hosted solution designed such that the Royals organization could more efficiently transition into the renovated facility without interruption to business operations.

"Technology enables us to enrich the experience for our fans, who are celebrating 40 years of Royals baseball this year," said Kevin Uhlich, senior vice president of business operations for the Kansas City Royals. "AT&T and Cisco not only enable us to put more fans in the seats, but also generate additional revenue through offering innovative advertising opportunities to our partners."

* AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

About AT&T

AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is a premier communications holding company. Its subsidiaries and affiliates, AT&T operating companies, are the providers of AT&T services in the United States and around the world. Among their offerings are the world's most advanced IP-based business communications services, the nation's fastest 3G network and the best wireless coverage worldwide, and the nation's leading high speed Internet access and voice services. In domestic markets, AT&T is known for the directory publishing and advertising sales leadership of its Yellow Pages and YELLOWPAGES.COM organizations, and the AT&T brand is licensed to innovators in such fields as communications equipment. As part of their three-screen integration strategy, AT&T operating companies are expanding their TV entertainment offerings. In 2009, AT&T again ranked No. 1 in the telecommunications industry on FORTUNE(R) magazine's list of the World's Most Admired Companies. Additional information about AT&T Inc. and the products and services provided by AT&T subsidiaries and affiliates is available at

Note: This AT&T news release and other announcements are available as part of an RSS feed at For more information, please review this announcement in the AT&T newsroom at

Source: AT&T Inc.

CONTACT: Wendi Fuller, +1-214-665-1306,, for AT&T; or Mike Swanson, +1-816-921-8000,, for Kansas City Royals

Web Site:

HDNet to Air 'HDNet Fights Presents: XFC 8: Regional Conflict'

HDNet to Air 'HDNet Fights Presents:
XFC 8: Regional Conflict'

LIVE event now includes a World Featherweight Title fight - Saturday, April 25, 9:00 p.m. ET

DALLAS, April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: HDNet will broadcast exclusive LIVE coverage of "HDNet Fights Presents: XFC 8: Regional Conflict" from the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, TN. The main event features a highly anticipated showdown between two military veterans as undefeated Bruce "The Noose" Connors of Orlando, Florida goes against Jarrod "The Wild Card" Card of Jacksonville, North Carolina for the XFC Featherweight World Title. Former pro wrestling superstar and undefeated heavyweight Bobby Lashley will be on hand to present the winner with the title. Also on the card, Rafaello "Tractor" Oliveira faces off with John "Mulatto Mauler" Mahlow and former University of Tennessee football player Ovince St. Preux will take on Ombey "Kryptonite" Mobley in a special light heavyweight showdown.

WHEN: LIVE - Saturday, April 25 at 9:00 p.m. ET on HDNet.


About HDNet

HDNet ( is a network that is original, thinks independently and delivers unique content and provocative, authentic programming that appeals to men of all ages, delivered in true high definition.

HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for popular, original programming, including television's only HD news feature programs "HDNet World Report," and the Emmy Award winning "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant - telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence.

HDNet presents championship sports coverage featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts through HDNet Fights. HDNet Fights partners with leading MMA promoters including Affliction, DREAM, Sengoku, XFC, M1, K-1, K-1 Max, MFC, Adrenaline and more. HDNet produces more live mixed martial arts events than any other network and HDNet's "Inside MMA" is the hottest mixed martial arts program on television, giving MMA fans their weekly fix for everything MMA.

HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Coldplay, Gwen Stefani, John Mayer and more. HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "Vegas Confessions," "Deadline" and "Get Out!" HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries as part of the InFocus series. "NASA on HDNet" presents all live shuttle launches through 2010.

Only HDNet Movies delivers exclusive Sneak Previews of new movies before they hit theaters. The HDNet Movies Sneak Preview series features top Hollywood stars in critically acclaimed performances including Gwyneth Paltrow, Joaquin Phoenix, Demi Moore, Michael Caine, Tom Hanks, Vera Farmiga, Parker Posey, Brian Cox, Matthew Broderick, Brittany Snow, Eric Bana, John Malkovich, and Emily Blunt.

Upcoming Sneak Previews include "The Girlfriend Experience" directed by Steven Soderbergh.

In addition to being the exclusive home of Sneak Previews, HDNet Movies presents viewers with over one hundred films and an average of twenty-five "HD Premieres" each month. HDNet Movies viewers enjoy the best films from the classics of the 1950s-1970s, to favorite films from the 1980s and 1990s, to recently released theatrical films.

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mercoledì 22 aprile 2009


Francesco Baccini venerdi 24 aprile ALESSANDRIA


Per tutta la settimana che va dal 12 al 18 maggio, La Terrazza dell’Eden di Roma ospiterà l’alta cucina dello chef Oliver Glowig de L’Olivo dell’hotel Capri Palace di Capri (NA), ristorante che vanta ben due stelle Michelin, in occasione della manifestazione gastronomica “A cena con le stelle”. Oliver Glowig, tedesco di nascita, è ormai da diversi anni in Italia dove ha saputo conquistare i palati dei gourmet più esigenti con una cucina di forte personalità, basata su ingredienti mediterranei di prim’ordine rielaborati con creatività, tecnica, equilibrio e leggerezza, doti che lo hanno portato in poco tempo a occupare un posto di rilievo nel gotha della ristorazione nazionale. Il goloso menu della rassegna, a quattro mani con il talentuoso chef bresciano dell’Eden Adriano Cavagnini, offre sei portate di eccelsa qualità e di notevole interesse. Tanto per fare un esempio, la “costoletta di agnello marinata allo yogurt e menta con bieta cremosa, patata fondente e salsa allo zafferano” si contrapporrà alla “spigola al vapore con ostriche (selezione Cadoret distribuite da Selecta), gelatina di mare e verdure” in un’alternanza di sapori senza paragoni. La degustazione sarà disponibile (su prenotazione) per la clientela esterna a 120 euro a persona, un prezzo molto accattivante se si considera il grande valore di quanto offerto. A completare il quadro, come sempre, una cornice di grande fascino e raffinata eleganza, condita da musica dal vivo di sottofondo, da una superba vista sui tetti di Roma che non ha paragoni in città, da un servizio impeccabile e da una carta dei vini di oltre 650 referenze, con etichette nazionali e d’Oltralpe.
La Terrazzadell’Hotel Edenvia Ludovisi, 4900187 Romatel. 0647812752
Ufficio StampaHirmondo sasvia N. Tommaseo, 700152 Roma


Festa per l' accettazione della candidatura di Giulio Silenzi
Cosa: Night of Mayhem
Organizzatore: Giulio Silenzi
Inizia: venerdì 24 aprile alle ore 18.00
Termina: sabato 25 aprile alle ore 0.00
Dove: Castello della Rancia- Tolentino (MC)- ITALIA


ABRUZZO (ITALIA)"Avevamo in programma di comunicarvi tante bellissime novità per il 2009, che però è stato stracciato da eventi imprevedibili e drammatici. Il Pigro è l'espressione del ricordo vivo di Ivan Graziani, nato a Teramo e orgoglioso abruzzese. L'organizzazione vuole manifestare a tutti gli abruzzesi la solidarietà e vuole lanciare un messaggio di speranza. I tempi e le modalità verranno via via, per ora rimane il pensiero struggente delle immagini che sono entrate nelle case di tutti noi."

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Local Wins Compass Pointe 'Swing Into Spring' Hole-In-One Golf Challenge

Local Wins Compass Pointe 'Swing Into Spring' Hole-In-One Golf Challenge

Robert Skrzycki Triumphs Over 200+ Competing for Free Homesite Prize

LELAND, N.C., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In an exciting final finish, Robert "Bob" Skrzycki of Porters Neck won this weekend's Hole-in-One Challenge at Compass Pointe in Leland, North Carolina.

A putt-off was held to determine a winner of the competition after no hole-in-one was achieved during the two-day event. Skrzycki sunk the winning putt during the second round of the putt-off. It all came down to the final challenger. With the opportunity to tie, his putt stopped just shy of the hole, queuing Skrzycki up for victory.

Seven men earned the right to participate in the putt-off, which took place at 5:30pm on Sunday, April 19th. Five participants were local residents; one was from Charlotte and one from Maine.

For his efforts, Skrzycki walked away with a free homesite from Compass Pointe. He and his wife, Joan, expressed enormous excitement over the win.

"You hear about these things and read about them in the paper and it's always something that happens to somebody else over there," said Skrzycki. "When it happens to you, you just say 'I'll be dog gone.'"

The two-day event drew over 200 participants for the Hole-in-One Challenge competition and far larger numbers for the accompanying festivities. Visitors enjoyed barbeque, entertainment and property tours over the course of the two-day event.

"We saw a huge amount of interest in Compass Pointe," said D Logan, one of the developers. "People who took the opportunity to come out for the event were instantly sold on the beauty of the land and what Compass Pointe had to offer."

About Compass Pointe Development

Successful regional builder / developers Bert Exum and D Logan have teamed up to create a distinctive new coastal Carolina resort-style community - Compass Pointe. With the consulting guidance of renowned local developer Bobby Harrelson, Compass Pointe Development is setting a new lifestyle standard for the average homeowner, offering resort-style living at affordable prices.

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martedì 21 aprile 2009


Mostra: glass touch. Il design europeo per il vetro soffiato dalla collezione dei Concorsi di Trieste Contemporanea

Bassano del Grappa, Palazzo Agostinelli
17 aprile > 14 giugno 2009
Dalla sua istituzione (1995) ad oggi, diverse migliaia di designer europei si sono cimentati nel concorso di Trieste Contemporanea che da quattro edizioni è dedicato al vetro. A Bassano vengono esposte 48 opere presentate alle mostre conclusive dei concorsi 2002 (fragile!), 2004 (eatable glass) e 2008 (graal glass). I vetri sono realizzati dalla Fornace Anfora di Murano. L’edizione 2006 (glassdressing), dedicata al gioiello in vetro e realizzata in collaborazione con la Scuola Abate Zanetti di Murano, è documentata da un video di Gaetano Mainenti e Daniela Manzolli girato a Ca’ Rezzonico – Museo del Settecento Veneziano.
Presentare la collezione di vetri di Trieste Contemporanea a Palazzo Agostinelli è certo una rara occasione di riguardare complessivamente al lavoro svolto per il nostro concorso e di raccogliere in un’unica veduta le varie edizioni espositive progettate per Venezia a Ca’ Rezzonico e per Trieste al Museo Revoltella e alla Stazione Rogers. Soprattutto, però crediamo che l’ invito della Direzione dei Musei Civici di Bassano del Grappa, sia una felicissima intuizione per tentare di aprire una nuova suggestiva strada di innovativo dialogo del design europeo con la grande scuola di ceramica di Bassano e Nove.
Istituito nel 1995, the International Competition of Design Trieste Contemporanea è indetto biennalmente dal Comitato Trieste Contemporanea, con il patrocinio dell’inCE ( Iniziativa Centro Europea), ed è attualmente aperto a designers nati nei 18 paesi dell’Europa centro orientale aderenti all’inCE, nei paesi baltici, in Germania e in Turchia.
Il bando richiede la progettazione di un oggetto su un tema e con materiali prescelti; una giuria internazionale seleziona i vincitori e un numero di progetti meritevoli; successivamente i progetti scelti vengono realizzati ed esposti in una mostra conclusiva della quale sono previste diverse tappe conclusive.
Dal 2008 il primo premio assoluto è intitolato a Gillo Dorfles, fondatore del concorso, presidente della sua giuria ed autorevole studioso mondiale del fenomeno design contemporaneo. Nel 2006 è stato istituto il premio inCE per il miglior designer proveniente da un paese inCE non membro dell’Unione Europea ed è stato aggiudicato ad un designer macedone nel 2006 e ad un designer serbo nel 2008.
Le edizioni del concorso sono:
2008: graalglass
2006: glassdressing
2004: eaTableglass
2002: fragile!
2000: design da viaggio
1998: design per il cibo
1996: Il gioco, i giochi
1995: oggetto d’uso di piccole dimensioni

Primo concorso, 2002, a tema libero, dedicato al vetro soffiato
Sesto concorso 2004, eaTable glass, dedicato alla progettazione di un oggetto funzionale nella tavola imbandita, da realizzarsi in vetro soffiato e con successive eventuali lavorazioni a freddo.
Settimo concorso 2006, glassdressing, dedicato alla progettazione di gioielli in vetro.
Ottavo concorso 2008, graalglass. Il vaso è tema d’eccellenza nella storia della produzione in vetro e palestra del suo rinnovamento moderno. Esso poteva essere pensato dal concorrente ispirandosi ai significati simbolici del Graal nelle diverse tradizioni e leggende.

opere esposte di: Carlo Allegri (I), Patrizia Baldan (I), Cristiano Bianchin (I), Rok Bogataj (SLO), Lorenzo Bonini (I), Marta Ceruti (I), de Calò/Anselmi/Stagni (I), Dagmar De Paolis (I), Davide Di Donato (I), Jurij Dobrila (SLO), Ana Paula Ferrua (I), Frank Gaertner (D), Gamba/Fornari/Saurer (I/CH), Annika Giesbert (D), Anette Kithier (D), Milos Joksimovic (SRB), Marta Laudani (I), Lehocky/Poracky (SK), Katija Lipicnik (SLO), Piero Lissoni (I), Pietro Lunetta (I), Magnani/Panizon (I), Gaetano Mainenti (I), Emanuela Marassi (I), Lorena Matic (I), Milani/Biondi/Pellicono (I), Gabor Molnar (H), Yoichi Ohira (I/J), Barbara Paganin (I), Grazia Patruno (I), Maurizio Pellegrin (I), Laura Pellicciari (I), Claudia Pfleger (A), Alfredo Pirri (I), Rayevsky/Bokotey (NCA-New Creative Association Fund, UA), Alessandro Rech (I), Elisa Rescaldani (I), Paolo Rizzatto (I), Rohdenburg/Fischer/Herten (Team Tentakulus, D), Tiina Sarapu (EST), Vladimir Stankovic (SRB), Stefano Suarez (I), Aysenaz Toker (TR), Paolo Ulian (I), Enrico Venturini (I), Simic Vukasin (SRB), Zanella/Giacobbe/Rigato (oooh!design, I)

opere presentate nel video GlassDressing di: Marina Bologni (I), Bratovic/Bacun/Izevic (HR), Alessandro Calogero (I), De Grossi/Ōki (I/J), Antonio Dei Rossi (I), Mario Dei Rossi (I), Milan Deliyski (BG), Ines Paola Fontana (I), Michael Geldmacher (D), Ida Grimaldi (I), Marija Hristovska (MK), Gaetano Mainenti (I), Manuela Maria Marazzani (I), Andrea Morucchio (I), Martin Nečas (CZ), Barbara Paganin (I), Massimo Premuda (I), Maria Grazia Rosin (I), Tomoko Sakai (CZ), Schäffer/Eguchi/Ardu (I/J), Marina/Susanna Sent (I), Antonio Terranova (I), Osvaldo Tiberti (I), Markéta Váradiová (CZ), Giorgio Vigna (I), Annamaria Zanella (I)

inaugurazione: venerdì 17 aprile ore 18

una co-produzione Museo civico di Bassano del Grappa, Comitato Trieste Contemporanea
mostra a cura di Franco Jesurun
esecuzione in vetro dei progetti a cura di Fornace Anfora Murano (maestro soffiatore Andrea Zilio; maestro molatore Giacomo Barbini)
commissario della mostra: Giuliana Ericani
coordinamento organizzativo generale: Donata Grandesso
allestimento: Antonio Facci, Roberto Dalle Nogare, Marco De Paoli, Ivo Tessaro
orari e info:
17 aprile > 14 giugno 2009
da martedì a venerdì 16-19.30, sabato e domenica 10-12.30 e 16-19.30
lunedì chiuso - ingresso libero

Palazzo Agostinelli
via Barbieri, 34 - Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza)
tel 0424 217800 - 0424 522235 - fax 0424 523914,,

Comitato Trieste Contemporanea
Dialoghi con l'arte dell'Europa centro orientale
via del Monte, 2/1 - Triestetel 040 639187 -,


Deadline: May 23rd, 2009.
A group of Italian artists is promoting an international
program of exhibition, open to italian and foreign artists.
The selected artist will be hosted in a small housing unit
or Bivouac , built in an “interstitial” area of the
city, that will be the artist’s living and working
environment. The Bivouac is assembled from left over
materials and is equipped with a survival kit made up of a
solar panel, heating and cooking kit, and portable toilet.
This should not be seen as an experiment in extreme
survival, but rather as the desire to relate to the city,
our “natural” habitat, in search of the essential. The
competition is open to all artists currently working in the
specific sector of visual arts, without restrictions of
approach or medium.
The residence will be hosted by the city of Torino between
September 21 and November 7 2009, for a period of 3 to 6
weeks according to the needs of the selected artist.
During the residence period, the organization will organize
meetings with critics, researchers and others involved in
contemporary art, giving the artist in residence the chance
to present his or her works as well as the project(s)
developed in Turin. There will be one or more days in which
the artist opens the studio to the general public who can
meet and talk with him. The association allocates a maximum
of 7.500 euros, thus divided:
Attendance Fee:
2.000 euros
Expenses: - 2.000 euros (maximum) – Production expenses
for a project or projects to be developed during the
- 250 euros/week – living expenses (maximum 1.500 euros
- 2.000 euros (maximum) – travel expenses.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral
announcement with required documentation and contact
address), please visit the web site: at
the section "Opportunities”

Deadline: 31 December 2009
This gallery in Edinburgh, is inviting proposals for our
ongoing gallery project “Suitcase Series” that plays
with notions of distance, space, location, interpretation
and interaction.
The work consists of instructions sent to us for altering or
otherwise using the gallery space, which we will undertake,
set up and interpret according to the parameters set by you.
We will produce documentation of this process that will then
be sent back to you. We will also cover all publicity for
your exhibition.
While we are welcoming all kinds of proposals in all media,
due to the location of our gallery in a high traffic area of
the city we are particularly suited for work that involves
audience participation.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral
announcement with required documentation and contact
address), please visit the web site: at
the section "Opportunities”

Deadline: July 25 2009
A City in Japan will host “THE ASIA BIENNALE OF
CONTEMPORARY ART 2010” with the purpose of supporting the
development of art and culture in Asian countries and
contributing to international cultural exchange in the
region. Exhibition will be from Jan. 24 - Feb.23, 2010 at
the Art Museum of the city. No restrictions to the
nationality of artists entering the competition.The
admission of the works foresees two phases of selection.
The work should be a painting, not have been displayed in
any previous competitions. The minimum size of the work
should be 91cm x 91cm, and the maximum size should be 162cm
x 162cm.(Not less than 91cm and not exceed 162cm in any
direction) The total weight, including the frame, should not
exceed 30kg. Works that pass the 1st screening must be
framed for protection when being shipped to Japan. Acrylic
frames are allowed, but glass frames are not allowed. There
is no particular theme.
1 work per person. Free of Charge.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral
announcement with required documentation and contact
address), please visit the web site: at
the section "Opportunities”

Deadline: June 12 th 2009
For this prize of Painting, every author can introduce only
one work, not winning in another contest. The themes and
techniques will be free and they cannot exceed the 200 cm.
for the biggest side neither to be smaller of 70 cm. The
works must be framed with a cross bar of 3 cms.
First prize of Euro 8.000 / two mentions of honor of Euro
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral
announcement with required documentation and contact
address), please visit the web site: at
the section "Opportunities”

Deadline: 03 of August 2009
The competition consists of two stages. Both professionals
and students of art faculties creating their works on the
basis of motion picture, hereinafter referred to as
‘films’, are invited to take part. Each participant may
put forward up to three films. Prizes and distinctions in
the competition are as follows:
1st prize: PLN 2 000.00
2nd prize: PLN 1 000.00
distinction: PLN 500.00
In the competition one can register a film fulfilling the
criteria mentioned below:
• rendition – by any technique; recorded on a DVD in the
AVI or MPG format
• required form of presentation: projection, 1-channel
• duration from 3 to 15 minutes.
• each DVD shall bear an emblem
• opening credits shall contain the title of the work, but
no data concerning its author.
• the parcel shall also contain a sealed envelope,
described with an emblem, containing the application form
audience award: PLN 500.
For detailed information on how to participate ( integral
announcement with required documentation and contact
address), please visit the web site: at
the section "Opportunities”



Plazo: 23 de Mayo, 2009.
Un grupo de artistas italianos organiza un programa
internacional de residencia abierto a artistas italianos y
extranjeros. El artista seleccionado será hospedado en una
pequeña unidad constructora o Vivac, integrada en un
área "intersticial" de la ciudad que será el entorno en
el que el artista vivirá y trabajará. El Vivac, dibujado
por los miembros de Diógenes es construido con materiales
de recuperación y es dotado con un aparejo de
supervivencia, de panel solar, calefacción, cocina y aseo
portátil. No se trata de la voluntad de vivir una
experiencia extrema, pero bastante de relacionarse con el
"Hábitat Natural" de la ciudad a la búsqueda de la
esencialidad. El concurso les es abierto a todos los
artistas que trabajan en las artes visuales, sin límites
de aproche y media. La residencia tendrá lugar a Turín
del 21 de septiembre al 7 de noviembre de 2009 por un
período de 3 a 6 semanas, con base en las exigencias del
artista seleccionado.
Durante el período de residencia, la organización
organizará reuniones con los críticos, investigadores y
otras figuras implicadas en el arte contemporáneo,
dándole al artista en residencia la oportunidad de
presentar sea su trabajo personal que el proyecto que está
desarrollando a Turín. El vivac será abierto al
público en especiales días. La asociación asigna un
máximo de 7.500 euros, assì repartidos:
Honorario de presencia: 2.000 euros
Gastos: - 2.000 euros, máximo, gastos de Producción por
un proyecto que serán desarrollados durante la residencia.

- 250 euros a semana por los gastos vivos, máximos 1.500
euros en total.
- 2.000 euros, máximos, por los gastos de viaje
Para mas informaciones sobre como participar (bando integral
con documentacion requerida y direccion de contacto), visita
el sitio web: a la sección

Plazo: el 31 de diciembre de 2009
Esta galería en Edinburgh, invita a artistas de cualquier
nacionalidad a presentar propuestas por su proyecto: "Serie
Maleta" que juega con las nociones de distancia, espacio,
ubicación, interpretación e interacción.
La propuesta consiste en precisas instrucciones enviadas a
la organización del proyecto para alterar o usar de otro
modo el espacio de la galería. La organización seguirá
las instrucciones y realizará la propuesta, produciendo
documentación del proceso y del resultado final y curando
la publicidad de la exposición.
Propuestas en cualquier medios son aceptadas y como la
galería se encuentra en un área con mucho trafico,
propuestas que también preven la coparticipación del
público son sumamente bienvenidas.
Para mas informaciones sobre como participar (bando integral
con documentacion requerida y direccion de contacto), visita
el sitio web: a la sección

Plazo: El 25 de julio de 2009
Una Ciudad en Japón hospeda el Bienal asiatico de Arte
Contemporáneo 2010 con el objetivo de sustentar el
desarrollo del arte y la cultura en los Países asiáticos
y contribuir a intercambios culturales e internacionales en
la región. La exposición tendrá lugar del 24 de enero
al 23 de febrero de 2010 al Art Museo de la ciudad. Artistas
de cualquier nacionalidad podrán participar en la Bienal.
La admisión de las obras preve dos fases de selección.
La obra presentada tendrá que ser una pintura, no
presentada anteriormente en ningún otro concurso.
Las dimensiones mínimas de la obra tendrán que ser de
91cm x 91cm y las maximas de 162cm x 162cm, en cualquier
lado. El peso total, incluido el marco no tendrá que
exceder los 30kg. Las obras seleccionadas por la segunda
fase tendrán que ser enviadas en Japón enmarcadas y
adecuadamente empaquetádas. No hay particular temática
solicitada por las obras.
Cada artista puede presentar como candidata una sola obra.
No hay impuesto de inscripción.
Para mas informaciones sobre como participar (bando integral
con documentacion requerida y direccion de contacto), visita
el sitio web: a la sección

Plazo: 12 de Junio 2009
Para este premio de Pintura, cada autor podrá presentar
una sola obra, no premiada en otro certamen. Los temas y
técnicas serán libres y no podrán exceder de 200 cm.
por cualquiera de sus lados mayores ni ser menor de 70 cm.
Se presentarán convenientemente enmarcadas con un listón
de madera cuya anchura no supere los 3 cm. Primer premio de
8.000 euros / dos accésit de 2.000 euros.
Para mas informaciones sobre como participar (bando integral
con documentacion requerida y direccion de contacto), visita
el sitio web: a la sección

Plazo: el 03 de agosto de 2009
El concurso es articulado en dos fases. Profesionales y
estudiantes de facultad de arte que crean sus obras sobre la
base del Motion picture, son invitados a participar. Cada
participante puede enviar un máximo de tres películas.
Los premios que serán distribuidos son los siguientes:
1 premio: PLN 2 000.00
2 premio: PLN 1 000.00
Premio de distinción: PLN 500.00
Pueden participar películas creadas con los siguientes
- rendering - cualquier técnica; registrados sobre DVD en
formado AVI o MPG
- Forma de presentación: proyección, vídeo 1-canal
- Durada: de 3 a 15 minutos.
- Cada DVD tendrá que ser caracterizado por un lema
- Los créditos de abertura contendrán el título de la
obra pero no los datos del autor.
- El legajo tendrá que contener un sobre cerrado
contraseñado por el lema, con al interior la hoja de
solicitud para el premio del público: PLN 500.
Para mas informaciones sobre como participar (bando integral
con documentacion requerida y direccion de contacto), visita
el sitio web: a la sección


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Scadenza: Maggio 23, 2009.
Una associazione di artisti italiana organizza un programma
di residenza, aperto ad artisti italiani e stranieri.
L'artista selezionato sarà ospitato in una piccola unità
edilizia o Bivacco, integrato in un'area "interstiziale"
della città che sarà l’ambiente nel quale l'artista
vivrà e lavorerà. Il Bivacco è costruito con materiali
di recupero ed è dotato di un attrezzatura di
sopravvivenza, di pannello solare, riscaldamento, angolo
cottura e toilette portatile. Non si tratta della volontà
di vivere una esperienza estrema, ma piuttosto di
relazionarsi con l’ “Habitat Naturale” della città
alla ricerca dell’essenzialità. Il concorso è aperto a
tutti gli artisti che lavorano nelle arti visive, senza
limiti di approccio e media. La residenza avrà luogo a
Torino dal 21 Settembre al 7 Novembre 2009 per un periodo da
3 a 6 settimane, in base alle esigenze dell’artista
Durante il periodo di residenza, l’organizzazione
organizzerà riunioni con i critichi, ricercatori ed altre
figure coinvolte nell’ arte contemporanea, dando
all'artista in residenza l'opportunità di presentare sia
il suo lavoro personale che il progetto che sta sviluppando
a Torino. Il bivacco sarà aperto al pubblico in speciali
giornate.. L'associazione stanzia un massimo di 7.500 euro,
così divise:
Onorario di presenza:
2.000 euro
Spese: - 2.000 euro ( massimo) - spese di Produzione per un
progetto o progetti che saranno sviluppati durante la
- 250 euro a settimana per le spese vive (massimo 1.500 euro
in totale).
- 2.000 euro (massimo) per le spese di viaggio
Per notizie dettagliate su come partecipare ( bando
integrale con documentazione richiesta e recapiti), visita
il sito: alla sezione

Scadenza: 31 dicembre 2009
Questa galleria in Edimburgo invita artisti di qualsiasi
nazionalità a presentare proposte per il suo progetto:
"Serie Valigia" che gioca con le nozioni di distanza,
spazio, ubicazione, interpretazione ed interazione.
La proposta consiste in precise istruzioni spedite
all’organizzazione del progetto per alterare o usare
altrimenti lo spazio della galleria. L’organizzazione
seguirà le istruzioni e realizzerà la proposta,
producendo documentazione del processo e del risultato
finale e curando la pubblicità dell’esposizione.
Proposte in qualsiasi media sono accettate e siccome la
galleria si trova in un’area molto frequentata, proposte
che prevedono anche la compartecipazione del pubblico sono
altamente benvenute.
Per notizie dettagliate su come partecipare ( bando
integrale con documentazione richiesta e recapiti), visita
il sito: alla sezione

Scadenza: 25 Luglio 2009
Una città in Giappone ospita la Biennale asiatica di Arte
Contemporanea 2010 con lo scopo di sostenere lo sviluppo
dell’Arte e della cultura nei Paesi Asiatici e contribuire
a interscambi culturali ed internazionali nella regione.
L'esposizione avrà luogo dal 24 Gennaio al 23 Febbraio
2010 al Museo d’Arte della città. Artisti di qualsiasi
nazionalità potranno partecipare alla Biennale.
L’ammissione delle opere prevede due fasi di selezione.
L’opera presentata dovrà essere un dipinto, non
presentato antecedentemente in nessun altro concorso.
Le dimensioni minime dell’opera dovranno essere di 91cm x
91cm, e le massime di 162cm x 162cm, in qualsiasi lato. Il
peso totale, inclusa la cornice non dovrà eccedere i 30kg.
Le opere selezionate per la seconda fase dovranno essere
spedite in Giappone incorniciate ed adeguatamente imballate.
Non c'è particolare tematica richiesta per le opere.
Ogni artista può candidare una sola opera. Non c’è
tassa di iscrizione.
Per notizie dettagliate su come partecipare ( bando
integrale con documentazione richiesta e recapiti), visita
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Scadenza: 12 Giugno 2009
Per questo premio di Pittura, ogni autore potrà presentare
una sola opera, non premiata in un altro concorso. I temi e
tecniche saranno libere e non potranno eccedere i 200 cm.
per il lato maggiore né essere minori di 70 cm.. Le opere
dovranno essere incorniciate con un’asta in legno di 3 cm.
Primo premio di 8.000 euro / due menzioni d’onore di 2.000
Per notizie dettagliate su come partecipare ( bando
integrale con documentazione richiesta e recapiti), visita
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Scadenza: 03 agosto 2009
Il concorso è articolato in due fasi. Professionisti e
studenti di facoltà d’arte che creano le loro opere
sulla base del Motion picture, sono invitati a partecipare.
Ogni partecipante può spedire un massimo di tre film. I
premi che saranno distribuiti sono i seguenti:
1 premio: PLN 2 000.00
2 premio: PLN 1 000.00
Premio di distinzione: PLN 500.00
Possono partecipare film creati con i seguenti criteri:
- rendering – qualsiasi tecnica; registrati su DVD in
formato AVI o MPG
- Forma di presentazione: proiezione, video 1-canale
- Durata: da 3 a 15 minuti.
- Ogni DVD dovrà essere contraddistinto da un motto
- I crediti di apertura conterranno il titolo dell’opera,
ma non i dati concernenti all’autore.
- Il plico dovrà contenere una busta chiusa contrassegnata
dal motto, con all’interno il modulo di domanda per il
premio del pubblico: PLN 500.
Per notizie dettagliate su come partecipare ( bando
integrale con documentazione richiesta e recapiti), visita
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OVERIJSE, Belgium, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- - After a Year of Solid Growth With Over 100 Campaigns for Top Brands inits Home Market, Pumbby Opens an Office in Paris. Next on the List: UKConcept: earn money by looking at mobile adsPumbby subscribers receive advertising messages on their mobile phone viaSMS or WAP Push free of charge and without obligations. By watching theadvertisement they earn up to EUR0.35 per ad. The money can be transferred toa bank account or used to buy from the Pumbby shop: from movie tickets tophone credit.Pumbby is available to every user regardless of the mobile operator ormobile phone he or she uses; ads can also be viewed through the Pumbbywebsite.Excellent targeting capability, strong resultsIn Belgium Pumbby has 183,000 members out of a population of about 10million. New members subscribe via and fill in aquestionnaire. Age, gender, location, occupation and education informationallow for highly targeted campaigns, making Pumbby a very versatile marketingtool, capable both of mass and niche communication.In the past year, Pumbby has successfully delivered over 100 campaignsfor companies such as Nike, Fiat, Phone House, Coca-Cola, EA Games, cinemachain Kinepolis and Carrefour supermarkets. These campaigns show anunprecedented level of engagement from the members: 71% of the ads will beviewed, and the click-through rate of banners and newsletters counts up to15%.ExpansionPumbby's success in Belgium opens doors to other markets: "France is thefirst step in our plans for international growth," says Jean-Paul de Ville,Manager Europe at Pumbby.About PumbbyFirst created as a student project in 2002, the Pumbby concept won aprize at the Eurowards in the category Encouragement. With support of severalprivate investors, the company was launched in Belgium in January 2008.In the first year, Pumbby delivered campaigns for top advertisers such asNike, Fiat and Coca-Cola to 183,000 Belgian consumers.In April 2009, Pumbby opened the French office in Champs Elysées in Paris.For more information, please contact: TrimediaEls De Ceulaeredeceulaer@trimedia.beTel.: +32(0)2-713-016PumbbyJean-Paul De Villejp.deville@pumbby.comTel. : +32(0)2-223-72-17

National Press Club 'NEWSMAKER' Media Briefing: South Africa Launches 2010 FIFA World Cup; Officials To Discuss 15th Anniversary of Democracy

National Press Club 'NEWSMAKER' Media Briefing: South Africa Launches 2010 FIFA World Cup; Officials To Discuss 15th Anniversary of Democracy
WASHINGTON, April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Welile Nhlapo, South African ambassador to the United States, Lucas Radebe, 2010 FIFA World Cup ambassador, and Sthu Zungu, president of South African Tourism-North America, will announce the arrangements for hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and address the tournament's economic and social impact on the nation at a National Press Club Newsmaker press conference and lunch at noon on Monday, April 27, in the First Amendment Lounge, 529 14th St., N.W., 13th floor.


For the first time since its inaugural in 1930, the FIFA World Cup is being held on the African continent. South Africa views hosting the event as a crowning achievement, coming 15 years after the end of

apartheid and the country's first multi-racial democratic elections.

South Africa's general elections will be held on April 22. Ambassador Nhlapo will address the new administration's commitment to hosting both the 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup in June and the 2010 World Cup.

Lucas Radebe will speak to the issues of readiness and what the event means for the country's development. Sthu Zungu will focus on tourism, the industry set to benefit most from the World Cup. Tourism has surpassed gold as a leading foreign exchange earner.

Lucas Radebe grew up as one of 11 children in one of the toughest areas of Soweto during one of the most violent times in South Africa under apartheid. He went on to become one of the English Premier League's most respected players -- and South Africa's most-capped footballer. Popularly known as "The Chief" by his Leeds United teammates, Radebe's international success has paved the way for a host of up and coming African soccer players. In 2000, he was honored with the FIFA Fair Play Award for his efforts to rid the sport of racism, as well as for his work with young children in South Africa as a FIFA Ambassador for SOS Children's Villages.

AP Archive: PRN Photo Desk
Source: National Press Club

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff Jr., +1-202-662-7218,, for National Press Club

Sixth Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic August 17

Sixth Annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic August 17

-To Raise Funds for Nearly 13,000 Detroit Youngsters-

DETROIT, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth annual Paul W. Smith Golf Classic, one of the top fundraisers for Think Detroit PAL, is scheduled for Monday, August 17, at the Detroit Golf Club. Over the past five years the tournament has netted $1.6 million to benefit Detroit's youth. Sponsorships are available until June 26 and range from $2,500 to $20,000.

Think Detroit PAL was formed by the merger of Think Detroit, Inc. and the Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL), making it one of the largest inner-city sports leagues in the nation.

Think Detroit PAL, in partnership with the Detroit Police Department and community volunteers, builds character in young people through athletic, academic and leadership development programs, serving nearly 13,000 youngsters with the help of 1,500 volunteers. Think Detroit PAL relies solely on contributions from individual donors, foundations and corporations.

Last year's sold-out tournament netted more than $400,000 for Think Detroit PAL. The funds raised from this year's event will help increase the number of youth served through its award winning programs.

The Paul W. Smith Golf Classic is a best-ball scramble format and features two shotgun scrambles, plus a short-game clinic with noted instructor Rick Smith and contests such as Longest Drive, Longest Putt, Closest-to-the-Pin and Hole-in-One. The afternoon concludes with a reception and awards dinner.

Title Sponsor News/Talk 760 WJR is joined by Ford Motor Company, Chrysler LLC, Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Compuware Corporation as Presenting Sponsors.

For more information contact Beth Dameron at (313) 203-7257 or or visit

Monday, August 17, 2009
Detroit Golf Club
Help Support Detroit's youth!

Source: Paul W. Smith Golf Classic

CONTACT: Michael Kuta of PCGCampbell, +1-313-203-7223,

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Game Commissioners Adopt 2009-10 Seasons and Bag Limits

Game Commissioners
Adopt 2009-10 Seasons and Bag Limits

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to hunting and trapping seasons and bag limits for 2009-10, including an antlerless deer license allocation for the 22 Wildlife Management Units and a new hunting hour table for the new license year.

Following are several articles on meeting highlights.


The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to a regulatory change that would allow hunters to use magnifying scopes on bows or crossbows during the archery deer and archery bear seasons. On March 5, in a notational vote, the Board gave preliminary approval to the modification. (For more information, see "News Release #029-09" in the "News Release" section of the agency's homepage -

At its January meeting, the Board gave final approval to a regulatory change to permit the use of crossbows in archery deer and bear seasons. Prior to that vote, however, the Board accepted an amendment to prohibit the use of magnifying scopes during the archery deer and bear seasons.

"Shortly after that vote, the agency began to receive significant public comment about that magnification prohibition," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. "The Board decided it would be appropriate to revisit this aspect of the recently approved use of crossbows in the state's archery seasons."

As approved in January, the Board's amendment to include a sunset date for the expanded crossbow use remains in place. This provision will require a future Board to consider the impact of expanded use of crossbows, if any, before June 30, 2012, and whether the privilege should continue into the future.

For the 2009-10 seasons, a crossbow must have a peak drawn weight of at least 125 pounds, and a bolt must be equipped with a broadhead that has an outside diameter or width of at least 7/8 inches with at least two cutting edges on the same plane throughout the length of the cutting surface, and shall not exceed three inches in length. There is no maximum draw weight.

Crossbows may only be used during the early and late muzzleloader season when they overlap with archery seasons and an archery license is required.


The Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to a slate of deer seasons for the 2009-10 seasons that retains all of the opportunities provided in the past to address the goals of the agency's deer management plan. The only significant change was the Board's vote to extend the late flintlock season for Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 2B, 5C and 5D to run from Dec. 26 to Jan. 23.

Hunters in WMUs 2D, 2G, 3C and 4B will again have a five-day, antlered deer only season starting the Monday after Thanksgiving, followed immediately by seven days of concurrent, antlered and antlerless deer hunting. The proposed package retains the two-week (12-day) concurrent, antlered and antlerless season in the remaining 18 WMUs.

On Monday, the Board received a presentation by the Bureau of Wildlife Management regarding the study that has begun to evaluate the impact of split seasons in WMUs 2D, 2G, 3C and 4B on hunter success rates for future use as a new management tool. (For more information on the study, please see "News Release #012-09 in the "News Release" section of the agency's website -

Roe noted that, in 2008, the four WMUs chosen for this split season were because: WMUs 2G and 4B have ongoing deer research in them; WMU 2D is an area where antler restrictions are set at four points on one side, and is where the agency previously had deer research conducted; and WMU 3C is an area where antler restrictions are set at three points on one side, and is an area of the state where no extensive deer research has been conducted.

"Antlerless deer harvest versus number of days of opportunity, or the overall season length, will be evaluated, and we will conduct annual surveys of hunters to address other aspects of the program," Roe said. "Stakeholders may be able to provide input by sharing whether they'd like more opportunity via time, such as two weeks or more, or more people involved through perhaps more tags and shorter seasons."

The Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) that addresses landowner deer management objectives within WMUs remains in place. Hunters with DMAP antlerless deer permits may use them during any established deer season, and will continue to be permitted to harvest antlerless deer from Nov. 30-Dec. 12 in WMUs 2D, 2G, 3C and 4B.

"DMAP provides a tool to harvest antlerless deer on specific properties to lessen deer impacts for landowners and the habitat," Roe said. Fees for DMAP permits are $10 for residents and $35 for nonresidents.


The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners today approved antlerless license allocations for each of the 22 Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) based on measurements of deer health; habitat health; and level of deer-human conflicts based on Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) input; as well as deer population trends.

The agency continues to seek a decrease in the population trends in WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D, which are the three most developed areas of the state. Based on CAC input, and supported by scientific measurements, the agency is continuing to allow for an increase in the population trend in WMUs 4E and 5A. In all other WMUs, the agency continues to seek stabilization of population trends. The only WMU to see an increase in its allocation is WMU 5C, which increased from 92,000 last year to 113,000 for the 2009-10 seasons.

For more information on these measurements, both the quantitative thresholds and qualitative labels, please see "Deer Program" on the agency's website ( in the "Quick Clicks" box in the right-hand column of the homepage.

Following is a listing of the approved allocations for each WMU, along with last year's allocation. More detailed information for each WMU allocation will be posted on the agency's website in the near future, in the "Deer Program" section.

WMU 1A allocation will be 42,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 1B allocation will be 30,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 2A allocation will be 55,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 2B allocation will be 68,000 to continue to decrease the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 2C allocation will be 49,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 2D allocation will be 56,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 2E allocation will be 21,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 2F allocation will be 28,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 2G allocation will be 26,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 3A allocation will be 26,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 3B allocation will be 43,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 3C allocation will be 27,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 3D allocation will be 37,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 4A allocation will be 29,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 4B allocation will be 23,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 4C allocation will be 35,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 4D allocation will be 40,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 4E allocation will be 30,000 to allow an increase in the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 5A allocation will be 19,000 to allow an increase in the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 5B allocation will be 51,000 to continue to stabilize the population trend, which is the same as last year's.

WMU 5C allocation will be 113,000 to continue to decrease the population trend, up from last year's allocation of 92,000.

WMU 5D allocation will be 22,000 to continue to decrease the population trend, which is the same as last year's.


The Board of Game Commissioners today gave final approval to a major change in pheasant hunting designed to be the first major step toward re-establishing wild pheasant populations in Pennsylvania.

Under the agency's recently approved Ring-necked Pheasant Management Plan, the Game Commission calls for restoring self-sustaining and huntable populations of wild pheasants in suitable habitats called "Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas" (WPRAs), and defined as the Pike Run, Somerset and Central Susquehanna WPRAs. The agency will facilitate the release of wild-trapped pheasants into these areas, with a goal of achieving a density of 10 hen pheasants per square mile.

To give these wild pheasants the best opportunity to establish naturally reproducing populations, the Board has banned the release of any artificially propagated pheasants -- including Game Commission raised pheasants -- within these WPRAs. Also, to limit disturbances to nesting hen pheasants, dog training of any manner will be prohibited in these WPRAs from the end of small game season in early February through July 31 each year.

"Working with major partners, such as Pheasants Forever, the University of California and local landowners, we already have a jump-start on creating WPRAs," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. "These groups have invested in creating the necessary pheasant habitat in three areas of the state. To make the best use of the agency's resources, and with the support of these partners, we are going to establish these areas as the first WPRAs in the state.

"While we hope to identify more, the Game Commission will continue to raise and release pheasants on public lands with suitable pheasant habitat each fall. And, should we receive additional revenues, we plan to increase our pheasant production level to 250,000 birds, as noted in the Ring-necked Pheasant Management Plan."

For the 2009-10 seasons, the WPRAs are defined as the following geographic locations:

(1) Pike Run WPRA: The portion of Washington County, WMU 2A, bounded on the east by the Monongahela River, on the north by I-70, on the west by PA Rt. 917 to Swagler Rd. to Spring Valley Rd. to PA Rt. 2015 to Lone Pine Rd. to the intersection with Tenmile Creek in West Zollarsville, and bounded on the south by Tenmile Creek.

(2) Somerset WPRA: That portion of Somerset County, WMU 2C, bounded on the western side starting at the intersection of Coleman Station Rd. and Stutzmantown Rd. proceeding south on Coleman Station Rd., crossing SR 31, to Brotherton Rd., continuing south to Round Hill Rd., then east onto Wills Church Rd., then to Archery Rd. The boundary then follows Berlin Plank Rd. (US Rt. 219) south into the town of Berlin where it joins the Mason Dixon Hwy. (US Rt. 219) proceeding south to Pine Hill Rd. to Walker School Rd. then east on Maple Valley Rd., to Sawmill Rd. to the Cumberland Hwy. (SR 160). The boundary then follows the Cumberland Hwy. (SR 160) south to Salco Rd. and then proceeds north on Salco Rd. to Huckleberry Hwy. (SR 160) in the town of Berlin. The boundary follows Huckleberry Hwy. (SR 160) north, crossing SR 31, to the intersection of Roxbury Rd., then north to Shanksville Rd. The boundary then proceeds north to Stutzmantown Rd., then west to the beginning at the intersection of Coleman Station Rd.

(3) Central Susquehanna WPRA: Portions of WMU 4E in Northumberland, Montour, Columbia and Lycoming counties from the West Branch of the Susquehanna River south to the intersection with PA Rt. 642 and the West Branch of the Susquehanna River in Milton. The southern boundary is defined by PA Rt. 642 east from Milton to Mausdale, then north on PA Rt. 642 to just south of Jerseytown, proceeding east on Eyersgrove Rd. to Eyers Grove at PA Rt.42. Proceeding south on PA Rt. 42 to Mordansville, northeast of Mordansville along Robbins Rd. (Rt. 600) to Mordansville Rd. (Rt. 541), south on Millertown Rd. (Rt. 4011), then continuing east to follow Mount Pleasant Rd. (Rt. 4020) and Mount Pleasant St. (PA Rt. 4034) to Orangeville at the southeast corner of the WPRA. PA Rt. 487 lines the eastern boundary from Orangeville north to Maple Grove/intersection with PA Rt. 254. The northern boundary begins with PA Rt. 254 west of Maple Grove to the intersection with Winters Rd. (Rt. 459) proceeding west to the intersection with Austin Trail (PA Rt. 4039). Continuing west on Owl Rd. (Rt. 599), north and west on Reese Rd. (Rt. 578), and north and west on Trivelpiece Rd. (Rt. 576). Eagle Rd. (PA Rt. 4037) then continues northwest to the intersection with Whitehorse Rd./Whitehorse Pike (Rt. 661) heading west to just south of Sereno, and then south on PA Rt. 42 to Millville. From Millville, proceeding southwest on PA Rt. 254 to Jerseytown. Then northwest on PA Rt. 44, north on Swartz Rd., west on Shultz Rd., north on Ants Hill Rd., west on Wolf Hollow Rd., then north on Katy's Church Rd. Crossing into Lycoming County and proceeding northwest on G Wagner Rd., west on Ridge Rd., crossing into Montour County, southwest on County Line Rd., south on Muncy Exchange Rd. (PA Rt. 1003), west on Hickory Rd. (PA Rt. 1008), west on Mingle Rd. (Rt. 433), west on Hickory Rd. (PA Rt. 1008) for the second time, and proceeding north on Gearhart Hollow Rd. (Rt. 441). Continuing west on Showers Rd. (PA Rt. 1010), crossing into Northumberland County, proceeding north and west on Pugmore Lane, north on Hockley Hill Rd. (PA Rt. 1011), west on Miller Rd. (Rt. 653), continuing southwest on Balliet Rd. (Rt. 664). Proceeding northwest and west on Schmidt Rd. (Rt. 564). continuing north on Susquehanna Trail (PA Rt. 1007), continuing west on Hughes Rd. (Rt. 655), crossing under I-180, proceeding south on Crawford Rd. (Rt. 507) to PA Rt. 54. Proceeding northwest on PA Rt. 54 to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

A native of Asia, pheasants were brought to North America back in the mid-1700s, but these early attempts to introduce pheasants to the continent were unsuccessful. It wasn't until 1881, in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, that pheasants first became established.

During the early 1890s, Pennsylvania citizens purchased pheasants from English gamekeepers and released them in Lehigh and Northampton counties. For several decades, many other small releases were made across the Commonwealth to establish pheasants for sport hunting.

In the early 1900s, the Game Commission set aside a special appropriation of funds to purchase and propagate game. Pheasant eggs were purchased and given to agency refuge keepers, sportsmen's organizations and private individuals interested in raising pheasants. The first stocking of pheasants by the Game Commission occurred by 1915.

Habitat loss, from urban/suburban sprawl to changes in agricultural practices, had an impact on Pennsylvania's naturally-reproducing pheasant populations. Additionally, budget constraints forced the Game Commission, in 2005, to reduce its annual pheasant stocking allocation from 200,000 to 100,000.

For more information on pheasants and the history of the agency's pheasant management plan and propagation program, visit the Game Commission's website (, select "Hunting" then click on the photograph of the pheasant.


The Board of Commissioners today gave final approval to the traditional three-day statewide black bear season before Thanksgiving, extended bear seasons in certain portions of the state concurrent with the first week of the firearms deer season and a two-day archery season.

While most bear seasons remain the same, extended hunting opportunities were added for WMUs 5B and 5C, in the southeastern portion of the state, and will run Dec. 2-5, Wednesday through Saturday, along with the concurrent firearms deer season in these units. However, the Board removed WMU 3C, in the northeastern corner of the state, from the extended season, due to a declining bear population trend.

Pennsylvania's extended modern-day bear hunting started in 2002, when bear hunters were given the opportunity to fill their tags the first week of the firearms deer season in Carbon, Monroe and Pike counties. With the advent of the state's 22 WMUs, the extended season was held in WMU 3D in 2003. In 2004, the number of WMUs open for the concurrent deer/bear season was expanded, and the Board has made adjustments to those areas that are included or closed based on population trends.

Bear licenses must be purchased prior to the opening of the firearms deer season.


After nine bobcat seasons, the Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to add Wildlife Management Units 4A and 4E to the list of WMUs in which bobcats can be taken by those hunters/trappers who are selected for a permit. The upcoming public drawing to award bobcat permits, which will be held in September, will continue to guarantee permits to those who have earned a certain number of preference points.

The decision to add WMUs 4A and 4E to the bobcat hunt/trap area is based on the increased number of incidental bobcat captures and bobcat sightings in these areas.

Beginning in 2003, the Game Commission began awarding preference points to individuals who apply for and do not receive a bobcat harvest permit during a given year. This preference point system was designed to incrementally increase the probability of receiving a permit each year that an applicant is unsuccessful. Bobcat permits are awarded using a random computer drawing from an applicant database. The number of preference points is applied to the applicant's name prior to the drawing. Under this system, the odds of being selected increase significantly as points are accrued, but new applicants always have a chance of being selected. Applicants who are selected and receive a permit are prohibited from applying the following year and their preference points are set back to zero.

"Last year, we modified the selection process to provide guaranteed permits to applicants who earned the maximum number of preference points," said Carl G. Roe, Game Commission executive director. "We can provide this benefit without negating the chance of a new applicant to receive a permit or significantly reducing the odds of being drawn for an applicant with less than the maximum number preference points."

In order to receive a guaranteed permit for the 2009 drawing, an applicant will have to have applied without being drawn for five years, as well as apply this year, to have the maximum number of preference points of six and receive a guaranteed permit.

Residents and nonresident furtaker license holders, as well as combination license holders, are eligible for the public drawing to award bobcat permits.

In other trapping-related action, the Board gave final approval to a change in the cable restraint season to allow those eligible for the cable restraint season for foxes and coyotes to keep non-target furbearers that are incidentally captured in a cable restraint during seasons in which those furbearers are legal for harvest.


The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to nearly all of the 2009-10 seasons and bag limits; however, there is one group of seasons that won't be finalized until summer: waterfowl and migratory bird seasons.

In July, in concert with federal frameworks, the Game Commission will set seasons and bag limits for September resident Canada goose and webless migratory birds, such as doves, woodcock, snipe and moorhens.

In August, the Game Commission and waterfowl hunting organizations will invite waterfowl organizations, individual sportsmen and the public to attend a briefing on the status of waterfowl populations and proposed preliminary federal frameworks for the 2009-10 hunting seasons.

In addition to reviewing frameworks established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for upcoming waterfowl and migratory bird seasons, Game Commission staff, along with conservation partners, will provide updates on current and planned research and management programs, as well as past hunting results.

Based on public comments received and gathered at the meeting, Game Commission staff will prepare and present recommended composite waterfowl and migratory bird seasons, bag limits and related criteria to the USFWS for final approval. All migratory bird hunting seasons and bag limits must conform to frameworks set by the USFWS. States select their hunting seasons within these established frameworks.

By mid-August, once the final selections are made, the Game Commission will print and distribute brochures outlining the seasons and bag limits for waterfowl and migratory bird seasons to U.S. Post Offices, where hunters may purchase their mandatory federal duck stamp. The brochure also will be posted on the Game Commission's website ( along with a news release announcing the agency's final selections by mid-August.


SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license, and mentored youth - Oct. 10-16 (6 daily, 12 in possession limit after first day).

SQUIRRELS, Red, Gray, Black and Fox (Combined): Oct. 17-Nov. 28; Dec. 14-23 and Dec. 26-Feb. 6 (6 daily, 12 possession).

RUFFED GROUSE: Oct. 17-Nov. 28, Dec. 14-23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 23 (2 daily, 4 possession).

RABBIT (Cottontail): Oct. 24-Nov. 28, Dec. 14-23 and Dec. 26-Feb. 6 (4 daily, 8 possession).

PHEASANT: Special season for eligible junior hunters, with or without required license - Oct. 10-17 (2 daily, 4 in possession). Male pheasants only in WMUs 2A, 2B, 2C, 4C, 4E, 5A and 5B. Male and female pheasants may be taken in all other WMUs. There is no open season for the taking of pheasants in any Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas in any WMU.

PHEASANT: Male only in WMUs 2A, 2B, 2C, 4C, 4E, 5A and 5B - Oct. 24-Nov. 28. Male and female may be taken in all other WMUs - Oct. 24-Nov. 28, Dec. 14-23 and Dec. 26-Feb. 6 (2 daily, 4 in possession). There is no open season for the taking of pheasants in any Wild Pheasant Recovery Areas in any WMU.

BOBWHITE QUAIL: Oct. 24-Nov. 28 (4 daily, 8 possession). (Closed in WMUs 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 5C and 5D.)

HARES (SNOWSHOE RABBITS) OR VARYING HARES: Dec. 26-Jan. 1 (1 daily, 2 possession).

WOODCHUCKS (GROUNDHOGS): No closed season, except: Sundays; during the antlered and antlerless deer seasons; and until noon daily during the spring gobbler turkey season.

CROWS: July 3-April 4, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. No limit.

STARLINGS AND ENGLISH SPARROWS: No closed season, except during the antlered and antlerless deer seasons and until noon daily during the spring gobbler turkey season. No limit.

WILD TURKEY (Male or Female): Wildlife Management Units 1A, 1B and 2A (Shotgun and bow and arrow) - Oct. 31-Nov. 14; WMU 2B (Shotgun and bow and arrow) - Oct. 31- Nov. 21; WMUs 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 4A and 4B - Oct. 31-Nov. 14; WMUs 2G, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4C, 4D and 4E - Oct. 31-Nov. 21; WMUs 5A and 5B - CLOSED TO FALL TURKEY HUNTING; and WMUs 5C and 5D (Shotgun and bow and arrow) - Oct. 31-Nov. 4 (1 bird limit, either sex).

SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): Special season for eligible junior hunters, with required license, and mentored youth - April 24, 2010. Only 1 spring gobbler may be taken during this hunt.

SPRING GOBBLER (Bearded bird only): May 1-31, 2010. Daily limit 1, season limit 2. (Second spring gobbler may only be taken by persons who possess a valid special wild turkey license.)

BLACK BEAR (WMUs 2C, 2D, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3A, 4A, 4B and 4D) Bow and Arrow only: Nov. 18-19. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

BLACK BEAR (Statewide): Nov. 23-25. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

BLACK BEAR (Portions of WMUs 3B, 4E and 2G): Nov. 30-Dec. 5. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year. In the following portions:

-- The portion of WMU 3B, East of Rt. 14 from Troy to Canton, East of Rt.
154 from Canton to Rt. 220 at Laporte, and East of Rt. 42 from Laporte
to Rt. 118; and that portion of WMU 4E, East of Rt. 42; and

-- The portions of WMUs 2G in Lycoming and Clinton counties and WMU 3B in
Lycoming County that lies North of the West Branch of the Susquehanna
River from the Rt. 405 bridge, West to the Rt. 15 at Williamsport,
Route 15 to Rt. 220, North of Rt. 220 to the Mill Hall exit, North of
SR 2015 to Rt. 150, East of Rt. 150 to Lusk Run Road and south of Lusk
Run Road to Rt. 120, Rt. 120 to Veterans Street Bridge to SR 1001,
East of SR 1001 to Croak Hallow Road, South of Croak Hallow Road to
Rt. 664 (at Swissdale), South of Rt. 664 to Little Plum Road (the
intersection of SR1003, South of SR 1003 to SR 1006, South of S R 1006
to Sulphur Run Road, South of Sulphur Run Road to Rt. 44, East of Rt.
44 to Rt. 973, South of Rt. 973 to Rt. 87, West of Rt. 87 to Rt. 864,
South of Rt. 864 to Rt. 220 and West of Rt. 220 to Rt. 405 and West of
Rt. 405 to the West Branch of the Susquehanna River.

BLACK BEAR (WMUs 4C, 4D, 4E, 5B and 5C): Dec. 2-5. Only 1 bear may be taken during the license year.

ELK (Antlered or Antlerless): Nov. 2-7. Only one elk may be taken during the license year. The Board gave approval to an allocation of 59 elk license for the 2009 season. Further information about allocation of antlered and antlerless licenses, as well as allocations by zone, will be announced later.

ELK (Conservation Tag): Sept. 1-Nov. 7, in any Elk Management Zone. One antlered elk license awarded per Act 101 of 2008.

DEER, ARCHERY (Antlerless Only) WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: Sept. 19-Oct. 2, Nov. 16-28 and Dec. 14-23. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ARCHERY (Antlered and Antlerless) Statewide, including WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D: Oct. 3-Nov. 14 and Dec. 26-Jan. 9. One antlered deer per hunting license year. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 2C, 2E, 2F, 3A, 3B, 3D, 4A, 4C, 4D, 4E, 5A, 5B, 5C and 5D: Nov. 30-Dec. 12. One antlered deer per hunting license year. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER (Antlered Only) WMUs 2D, 2G, 3C and 4B: Nov. 30-Dec. 4. One antlered deer per hunting license year. (Holders of valid DMAP antlerless deer permits may harvest antlerless deer on DMAP properties during this period in WMUs 2B, 2G, 3C and 4B.)

DEER (Antlered and Antlerless) WMUs 2D, 2G, 3C and 4B: Dec. 5-12. One antlered deer per hunting license year. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERLESS (Statewide): Oct. 22-24. Junior and Senior License Holders, Disabled Person Permit (to use a vehicle) Holders, and Pennsylvania residents serving on active duty in U.S. Armed Services or in the U.S. Coast Guard only, with required antlerless license. Also included are persons who have reached or will reach their 65th birthday in the year of the application for a license and hold a valid adult license, or qualify for license and fee exemptions under section 2706. One antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERLESS MUZZLELOADER (Statewide): Oct. 17-24. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERED OR ANTLERLESS FLINTLOCK (Statewide): Dec. 26-Jan. 9. One antlered per hunting license year, or one antlerless deer and an additional antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERED OR ANTLERLESS FLINTLOCK (WMUs 2B, 5C, 5D): Dec. 26-Jan. 23. One antlered per hunting license year, or one antlerless deer and an additional antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, Antlerless (WMUs 2B, 5C and 5D): Dec. 14-23 and Dec. 26-Jan. 23. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.

DEER, ANTLERLESS (Military Bases): Hunting permitted on days established by the U.S. Department of the Army at Letterkenny Army Depot, Franklin County; New Cumberland Army Depot, York County; and Fort Detrick, Raven Rock Site, Adams County. An antlerless deer with each required antlerless license.


COYOTES: No closed season. Unlimited. Outside of any deer or bear season, coyotes may be taken with a hunting license or a furtaker license, and without wearing orange. During any archery deer season, coyotes may be taken while lawfully hunting deer or with a furtaker license. During the regular firearms deer and any bear seasons, coyotes may be taken while lawfully hunting deer or bear, or with a furtaker license while wearing 250 square inches of fluorescent orange. During the spring gobbler season, may be taken by those with a valid tag and meet fluorescent orange and shot size requirements.

RACCOON and FOXES: Oct. 24-Feb. 20, unlimited.

OPOSSUM, SKUNKS & WEASELS: No closed season, except Sundays and prior to noon during the spring gobbler season. No limits.

BOBCAT (WMUs 2A, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4D and 4E): Oct. 24-Feb. 20. One per permit. (Bobcats may only be taken by furtakers in possession of a Bobcat Hunting-Trapping permit.)

MINK and MUSKRAT: Nov. 21-Jan. 10. Unlimited.


COYOTE and FOXES (Statewide) Cable Restraints: Jan. 1-Feb. 21. No limit. Participants must pass cable restraint certification course.

BEAVER (Statewide): Dec. 26-March 31 (Limits vary depending on WMU).

BOBCAT (WMUs 2A, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4D and 4E): Oct. 25-Feb. 21. One per permit. (Bobcats may only be taken by furtakers in possession of a Bobcat Hunting-Trapping permit.)


SQUIRRELS (combined), QUAIL, RUFFED GROUSE, COTTONTAIL RABBITS, SNOWSHOE OR VARYING HARE, RINGNECK PHEASANT (Male or Female combined): Sept. 1-March 31. Daily and Field Possession limits vary. (Migratory game bird seasons and bag limits for falconers will be set in accordance with federal regulations in August.)

No open season on other wild birds or mammals. Waterfowl and Migratory Game Bird seasons will be established in accordance with Federal Regulations this summer.

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