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Bon Jovi and Brad Paisley ‘Concerts For The Coast’ Free Tickets Available Online Nationwide on Friday, September 24th

September 22, 2010 Entertainment, Travel No Comments
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Bon Jovi and Brad Paisley 'Concerts For The Coast' Free Tickets Available Online Nationwide on Friday, September 24th

Free tickets to the Concerts For The Coast series of beachside performances from Bon Jovi and Brad Paisley in Gulf Shores, Ala. will be available online through Frontgate tickets this Friday.  World-renowned rock band Bon Jovi will perform on Friday, October 15th and country music star Brad Paisley will perform on Sunday, October 17th.  These two shows are the latest installments in the Concerts For The Coast event series striving to bring attention and economic relief to the Alabama gulf coast region.

A limited number of tickets to these free events will be available online through Frontgate Tickets (www.frontgatetickets.com) on Friday, September 24th, at 10 am CT / 11 am ET at http://concertsforthecoast.frontgatetickets.com/

Fans can also secure tickets today by booking accommodations through Gulf Shores and Orange Beach lodging partners. For a list of accommodations offering reservation packages with free tickets, visit http://gulfshores.com/packages-deals/.

The Concerts For The Coast series was created to offer much-needed economic support to the gulf area, drawing visitors from around the country and stimulating the local economy damaged by the oil spill.

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism present performances by Bon Jovi and Brad Paisley in cooperation with the Cities of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach and the Alabama Tourism Department.

For more information, please visit www.concertsforthecoast.com.

SOURCE Concerts for the Coast

Concerned about Divorce? There’s Insurance For That

September 22, 2010 Featured News, Finance No Comments
Divorce Insurance

One type of insurance that the majority of us do not have is divorce insurance, an insurance policy that is meant to help you pay the costs of getting a divorce

Most of us have auto insurance, health insurance and homeowner’s insurance. Some of us have umbrella insurance, disability insurance and life insurance. One type of insurance that the majority of us do not have is divorce insurance, an insurance policy that is meant to help you pay the costs of getting a divorce. But if one insurance company has anything to say about it, Americans soon will begin adding divorce insurance to the long list of other casualty insurance policies they already carry.

The Wedlock Policy

SafeGuard Guaranty Corp., an insurance company start-up based in North Carolina, recently began offering a novel product: divorce insurance. Called “Wedlock,” the insurance can be purchased in units, with each unit costing $15.99 and providing $1250 in coverage. For each year that a policyholder keeps the policy, SafeGuard will throw in an extra $250 in coverage per unit.

The policy works like this: when an insured gets a divorce, he or she simply sends in proof of the divorce and the insurance company will send them a check for the lump sum value of the policy. This money then can be used to pay attorney fees and other divorce-related expenses as well as help the new divorcee pay for housing.

To prevent people who know they will be divorcing from purchasing the insurance and cashing in, there is a 48-month waiting period before the policy matures and benefits become available. For an extra $30 per unit, individuals can purchase an “accelerated maturity rider,” which cuts down the waiting period from four years to three. Individuals also can purchase a “return of premium rider,” which allows them to recoup the money they put into the policy should they divorce before the maturity period expires.

The Chairman and CEO of SafeGuard, John Logan, has billed his product as just another policy meant to manage risk. In interviews, Logan has argued that the risk of getting a divorce is much higher than some of the other risks that Americans insure themselves against. According to SafeGuard’s web site, 32% of first marriages end within eight years and two-thirds of second marriages end within 15 years. The company’s web site also includes a divorce probability calculator so that those considering purchasing the insurance can determine if they have a “need” for it.

Better Ways to Spend Your Money

Not everyone is convinced that divorce insurance is the way to go. For example, several critics have pointed out that you don’t get very much for your money. If an individual buys 10 units, they will spend nearly $4,000 in a two-year time frame for only $12,500 worth of coverage. Many have argued that it makes more financial sense to take the money that would have been used to buy the policy and instead stick in a savings account.

Logan, however, contends that putting the money in a savings account will not yield the same return as Wedlock since SafeGuard will add an additional $250 per unit to the policy each year it remains in effect. He also says that funds in a savings account could be spent by one spouse or taken during divorce. However, insurance proceeds also can be included in the assets that are divided in a divorce, so funds kept in a Wedlock policy are not necessarily protected from inclusion in a property settlement.

In addition, the policy also is potentially risky – and not just because policyholders may never get divorced. The underwriter of Wedlock, Prime Insurance Company, currently is not covered by any state guaranty funds. This means that if the insurance company goes bankrupt, the state will not honor the policy and policyholders will be left empty-handed.

Protecting Against Divorce

For those who are truly concerned about what may happen to their assets should they divorce, the best way to protect themselves is not with an expensive insurance policy, but with a contract. By creating a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement, those who are about to get married or who already are married can take proactive steps to protect themselves and their property in the event of divorce.

For more information on prenups, postnups or other issues related to divorce, contact an experienced divorce lawyer today. The attorney can discuss strategies to protect yourself, your children and your assets during marriage and afterwards.

Article provided by Short Law Firm, PC

The Tiger Woods Divorce: A Host of Issues Common to All Dissolutions

Tiger Woods Divorce

Tiger Woods and Elin filed for divorce in August

When the marriage between Eldrick Tont “Tiger” Woods and Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren arrived at its legal end in a Bay County, Florida, courthouse in August, the media pounced on every scrap of detail it could find. When sensational circumstances lead to a divorce involving a world famous celebrity, and the parting requires the division of a great deal of wealth, the resulting attention generates more heat than light.

But for all the talk over plush New York City apartments, People magazine interviews, prenuptial terms and speculation about a marital estate worth over half a billion dollars, Tiger and Elin were subject to the same basic body of laws that any divorcing Florida couple should understand.

Obviously, every couple is entitled to a certain degree of privacy about the details of their divorce, and the Woodses kept most financial details and dirty laundry out of the public record by negotiating the precise terms of their split out of court. But every person who realizes that a relationship must end should take the earliest opportunity to assess their options by consulting with an experienced divorce lawyer. By framing a legal strategy early, a client can be best prepared to achieve a strong negotiating position — or fight for a proper outcome in court if need be.

When Children Are Involved, Their Best Interests Must Be Considered

One strong indicator of the everyday nature of the Woods divorce is the disclosure in divorce documents that they both provided a certificate of completion of a four-hour Parent Education and Family Stabilization class approved by the Florida Department of Children and Families. As they are the parents of two children, proof of these courses was a mandatory step in the court’s final approval of the divorce.

But many other factors go into the child custody portion of a divorce. Divorcing spouses who will share custody must hammer out the details of a parenting plan. Such plans should do more than meet the court’s approval — they should take into account as many eventualities as possible, and build in flexibility where possible and desirable. Before any parenting plan is finalized, the mother and father need to address a host of issues, from sports to birthdays to specific holidays and summer vacations.

Where major disputes over custody issues arise, including allegations of a parent’s fitness, steady advice and determined advocacy from a family law attorney can play a powerful role.

Dividing Accumulated Wealth and Property

The Woods divorce features many of the factors that must be considered in complex asset division, as well as issues common to couples who may only have a modest marital estate. Division of the fruits of a high-profile career, particularly one like Tiger’s that predated the marriage to a large extent, requires exacting review, strong negotiating skills and investigative know-how. To some degree, valuation of certain property and income streams will be speculative, and in some cases important assets may be hidden.

That is one very good reason for couples to consider a prenuptial agreement. A solid prenup puts all of the cards on the table and provides a clear resolution in the event of a future separation. In the case of the Woods divorce, reports suggest that he exceeded its terms to facilitate the process.

But Tiger and Elin also faced basic decisions such as who would get the family home and how much child support he would be required to pay. Such fundamental provisions are vital to the future interests of spouses in all divorces.

Securing the Advice of Experienced Counsel

All aspects of divorce can lead to unexpected complexities and entrenched disputes. From decisions about ongoing support for a spouse who has long supported another’s professional ambitions to concerns of a parent who must move out of state to find work and needs to petition for modification of an existing order, Florida law provides solutions.

By enlisting the representation of a divorce lawyer before change erupts into conflict, family law clients can not only understand the full range of legal options — they can have the perspective to make wise choices for themselves and their children.

Article provided by Jennifer R. Kuczler, Attorney at Law

Modern Electric Car Era Begins November at the LA Auto Show

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LA-AutoShow - Mass-Production Electric Vehicles Become Available to Consumers

A new era of modern, electric drive transportation begins at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November.  Worldwide, nearly all major automakers have announced plans for an electric car in the next few years and Los Angeles will receive the first arrivals in the next several months.

Auto manufacturers are looking to Los Angeles to lead the charge in early electric vehicle adoption, much as Los Angeles continues to lead in hybrid vehicles sales.  Since Los Angeles is recognized as a trendsetter for the automotive industry, it makes sense that at least a half-dozen electric vehicles will make news during the LA Auto Show Press Days Nov. 17 and 18.

The first electric cars to kick-off this new era are the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf, expected to arrive in November and December of this year, respectively.

Several other electric vehicles will debut at the LA Auto Show including the North American, production-version of Mitsubishi’s i-MiEV and Toyota’s RAV4 EV concept.  Expected to be one of the next electric vehicles to hit dealerships, the i-MiEV model debuting at the LA Show will be wider and will also include an upgraded list of standard and optional interior features to make it more attractive to the U.S. buyer.  Toyota’s RAV4 EV will use Tesla’s lithium-ion battery packs, which will be modified to become more aerodynamic. Toyota has been testing prototypes of the car, which is scheduled to hit the market in 2012.

This drive toward the electrification of the automobile has also spawned new manufacturers focused exclusively on the electric vehicle market.  Expected to reveal important news are at least two leaders in this category, including Santa Monica, California-based Coda Automotive and luxury electric car maker, Fisker Automotive.  Both manufacturers are expected to make customer deliveries in 2011.

“After years of anticipation, electric vehicles are finally here,” said Andy Fuzesi, LA Auto Show general manager.  ”It may take years for electric vehicles to be accepted broadly, but it’s undeniable that an electric era has officially begun.”

For the first time ever, the coveted Green Car of the Year award nominees will feature electric vehicles.  The focus of the Green Car of the Year award is to recognize significant environmental achievement in a production vehicle.  Having electric vehicles qualify for the prestigious award is further evidence that the modern electric car era is finally beginning in earnest.   The winner will once again be unveiled at an LA Auto Show press conference on Nov. 18.

Significant announcements about infrastructure are also expected at the show. Specifically, one of the region’s major utility providers, Southern California Edison, will address important questions about the costs of operating this new generation of plug-in vehicle.  Also, PEP charging stations will be on hand to demonstrate what is required for both in-home and commercial charging of electric vehicles.

About the Los Angeles Auto Show

The 2010 LA Auto Show will feature at least 20 world debuts and more than 20 North American debuts. Press Days, Nov. 17 and 18, will feature more than 25 press conferences from manufacturers around the globe. To receive the latest show news and information visit www.laautoshow.com. Media registration is now open at LAautoshow.com/Press.html. Join the LA Auto Show conversation by following the Show on Twitter at Twitter.com/LAAutoShow.

SOURCE Los Angeles Auto Show

Folding Bikes Take Center Stage at Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Bigfish-folding bike

Bigfish Folding Bike folded in Paris

As part of the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, Bigfish Bikes, LLC today is announcing two initiatives to incorporate folding bikes into the alternative transportation continuum, giving mass transit commuters an easy solution for traveling “the first/last mile” between transit stations and their start/end point.

The first initiative involves participation in 15 “mobility hubs” in the greater Los Angeles area. These hubs, organized by the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, bring together several modes of alternative transportation in one centralized portal that is open to the public. Beginning in January 2011 and rolling out over the next 12-24 months, Bigfish plans to install 1,000 folding bikes at hubs in both Los Angeles and Long Beach.

Through the second initiative, Bigfish Bikes is helping companies, in cities including Pasadena, Glendale and elsewhere in greater Los Angeles, bring their sustainability commitments to life by giving employees increased access and encouraging them to adopt more sustainable transportation options.

“Many mass transit systems around the world have good ridership and a strong outlook for the future, but they are missing one critical element. Integrating folding bikes into public transportation systems – and therefore addressing the issue of the first and last mile – can help sustain those systems for the long term,” said Sandi Cesko, president of Studio Moderna, the parent company of Bigfish. “The commitment we are making with CGI is perfectly aligned with my earliest vision for Bigfish – adding a link in the transportation value chain that takes sustainable mobility from concept to reality.”

“Our goal is to reduce use of automobiles, the associated fuel consumption and related emissions by making alternative transportation simply too attractive to ignore,” said Richard G. Rosen, president, Bigfish. “By providing an easy-to-use and convenient solution for that first/last mile between a transit station and home or work, folding bikes can help more individuals complete the commute, while improving traffic congestion and air quality.”

Initial public/private investment from local transit agencies and committed corporate partners could not only increase ridership, but ultimately create a long-term revenue stream for the transit agencies, Rosen said.

Bigfish folding bikes were invented in Slovenia in 2002. They are easy to use, transport and stow. With four basic folding steps and weighing less than 28 pounds, they can be folded to half their size in just 12 seconds, giving commuters a convenient alternative to automobile transportation.

The initiatives are being announced as part of Bigfish’s “commitment to action” at CGI. Commitments are catalysts for action, translating practical goals into meaningful and measurable results. Since 2005, CGI members have made more than 1,400 commitments valued at upwards of $46 billion to impact more than 200 million lives in over 150 countries.

The Bigfish commitment will help address a transportation issue facing many large metropolitan areas around the world, where over-reliance on personal automobile travel has led to congested freeways, lost productivity, increased carbon emissions and unhealthy environments. In Los Angeles, for example, alternative transportation systems are underutilized, with transit agencies reporting an unused capacity nearing 60 percent most times of the day.

The two programs outlined in the commitment to CGI will help Bigfish provide the general public and low-income populations, employers and employees an alternative, easy travel system with the potential to substantially reduce automobile use. These pilots represent new and evolved partnerships with private business and select municipalities, and will result in increasing usage of more sustainable transportation options, thereby reducing fuel use and related emissions.

Hilary Norton, executive director of Fixing Angelenos Stuck in Traffic (FAST), a group working to address transit issues in Los Angeles, points to folding bikes as an innovative solution to help get people out of cars and into mass transit.

“Los Angeles is a city crippled by traffic. Because the long-term solutions are a way off, we need to look at near-term changes to reduce congestion and improve traffic. One of our biggest challenges is addressing the ‘first/last mile’ problem, a tremendous barrier to people taking subways or riding the bus everyday,” Norton said.

“Folding bikes are a seamless solution to the last mile, and we think once people give them a try, they’ll be much more inclined to take mass transportation a couple of times a week,” Norton said.

Watch the 2010 CGI Annual Meeting webcasts, with meeting sessions streamed live at http://live.clintonglobalinitiative.org beginning today at 10 a.m.

About Bigfish Bikes

Bigfish Bikes complete the commute in the green mobility movement. The Bigfish folding concept was invented in 2002 by engineer and innovator Niko Mihelic. Designed and engineered in Slovenia and built in Italy, Bigfish bikes feature a single robust frame with proportions the same as a full-size bike, with “click-clack” quick release folding technology that transforms the bike into a flat folded package in just 12 seconds. The folded bike has a narrow profile and can be wheeled, making it easy to transport and store. Bigfish Bikes, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Studio Moderna, the leading direct marketing company in Central and Eastern Europe. For more information, visit www.bigfishbikes.com.

Microsoft and Intel Representatives to Deliver Keynotes at Upcoming CTO Telecom Summit

September 18, 2010 Technology No Comments
CTO telecom summit

The CTO Telecom Summit team announced today that Microsoft and Intel will deliver keynote presentations at the upcoming technology event, to be held October 3-6, 2010 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Arizona

The CTO Telecom Summit team announced today that Microsoft and Intel will deliver keynote presentations at the upcoming technology event, to be held October 3-6, 2010 at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn, Scottsdale, Arizona.

The CTO Telecom Summit is an opportunity for CTOs, CIOs and IT executives to network and participate in a strategically planned agenda. Attendees have the opportunity to attend think-tank sessions, vision panels, keynote presentations, and case studies that examine the most recent technology developments within the telecom industry.

Harry Patz, VP, Communications Sector, North America, Microsoft Corporation will present the keynote “Connected Experiences through Cloud Services.” The presentation will provide the IT executive audience with an overview of Microsoft’s vision on the connected experiences that can be delivered across multiple environments and devices through cloud-based services.

Patz’s presentation will be followed by a keynote by Dr. Pouya Taaghol, Director, System Architecture, CTO Office, Intel on “Emerging Wireless Transformation.” Taaghol will discuss the factors that are fueling the changing telecom industry, the new device types that are sure to emerge on the market, and how the business model will transform as a result of these changes.

“We are pleased to come together with Microsoft and Intel for this technology event. Patz and Taaghol represent two of the most innovative corporations in the telecom industry and they realize the importance of cloud computing and wireless transformation on the industry. We look forward to hearing what they have to say and know their presentations will be informative as well as inspirational for the attending CTOs and CIOs,” said Ross Abbott, Event Director, CTO Telecom Summit.

Sports & Recreation

SportsMetriX System Linked to NCAA Tournament Upsets

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NCAA Basketball Tournament

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Terminal at 4-years-old, Triumphant at 22, Ryan Dant to Watch His Hero Nolan Ryan and His Beloved Rangers Take on Giants in Game 3

30 Oct 2010

Ryan Dant

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World-Class Snowboarding for the First Time in China

15 Oct 2010

Snowboarder-Shaun-White

The 2010/2011 snowboard season is starting with a big bang: The legendary snowboard contest Air & Style is coming to Beijing, People’s Republic of China, with the 6-star Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour event “Oakley and Shaun White present Air …

Entertainment

Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Cliff, and Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Twitter, Support Human Rights Organization Using Video to Expose Human Rights Abuses

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Human Rights Abuse

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Internet TV

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Nissan Whistleblower After being Jailed a 3rd Time Starts Stand-Up Comedy

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Sharyn Bovat

Sharyn Bovat, the middle Tennessee relocation consultant assigned to manage the move of Nissan board member Carlos Tavares was arrested and taken to jail on July 7th, 2010 by the Franklin police in Williamson County (case # gsc-3714); the details …

Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Aggressive Tobacco Control Strategy and Proposed Graphic Warning Labels

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Smoking

Legacy applauds HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the leadership at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its bold new effort announced today to …

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BODY WORLDS’ Producer Sets Sights on Disease Prevention, Creates New Museum Exhibition Addressing American Health Issues

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Body World

Anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens and physician, Dr. Angelina Whalley, the trailblazing scientist and creative designer behind Gunther von Hagens’  BODY WORLDS — the anatomical exhibitions seen by 32 million visitors worldwide — announced BODY …

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Does Travel + TSA = Traveling Trauma?

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Airport Security Body Scan

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GM’s IPO is hot, and China’s Automaker, SAIC, wants a piece of the action

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GM Headquarter

SAIC Motor Corp, China’s largest automaker, is a joint-venture partner with General Motors in China. The Chinese company wants a 1% stake in GM share and is willing to pay between $500 Million to $ 1 Billion for the GM’s …

Consumers Don’t Feel Their Financial Interests Are Being Well Protected and Are Dissatisfied With Many Areas in Financial Services

11 Nov 2010

Financial freedom

A new survey on regulatory reform by TNS, the world’s leading custom research firm, finds that only 46% of American consumers feel  their financial interests are being appropriately protected by laws and regulations.  For consumers who are over-indebted this is …

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GM’s IPO is hot, and China’s Automaker, SAIC, wants a piece of the action

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GM Headquarter

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shopsavvy

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Nissan Whistleblower After being Jailed a 3rd Time Starts Stand-Up Comedy

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Finance

Consumers Don’t Feel Their Financial Interests Are Being Well Protected and Are Dissatisfied With Many Areas in Financial Services

11 Nov 2010

Financial freedom

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National Protect Your Identity Week

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Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Cliff, and Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Twitter, Support Human Rights Organization Using Video to Expose Human Rights Abuses

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Based on 16 Million Barcode Scans by Smartphone Users, ShopSavvy Reveals the Hottest Gifts for the 2010 Holiday Season

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shopsavvy

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OZARK MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

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