American Muslims Commemorate Veterans Day

American Muslims Commemorate Veterans Day

American Muslims visit Arlington National Cemetery

Members of Muslim community will be visiting the Arlington National Cemetery after Friday Prayers to pay their respects.

One of the greatest values about American culture is the amount of reverence given to the final resting place of our veterans.

— Mike Ghouse

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American Muslims Commemorate on Veterans Day

Washington, D.C., November 10, 2016 – The American Muslim Institution joins with fellow Americans in commemorating the Veterans Day.

The freedom that we cherish today did not come to us on a platter, nor was it a given thing either. It was earned for us through the sacrifices of our men and women right from George Washington down to the last soldier fighting for our freedom.

We thank our veterans for their patriotism, service and sacrifice to our nation, and express our gratitude by paying homage to the places dedicated to our veterans. In Washington DC, there are over 20 places to visit and pay respects to our veterans listed at titled "Commemorate Veterans Day by Visiting These 20 Places."

It is a Muslim tradition to pray for all humanity and seek forgiveness for those who sacrificed their lives for the benefit of all, and many a Muslim Americans will be visiting the cemeteries around the country to pay their homage.

Members of Muslim community will be visiting the Arlington National Cemetery after Friday Prayers to pay their respects.

AMI is committed to be a proactive voice for American Muslims, and our actions, writings and discussions are geared to achieve the ultimate goal, where "Americans will see Muslims as their neighbors and fellow citizens, committed to fighting against violent extremism and protecting the homeland."
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Santa Maria Valley Lights Up the Holiday Season With Special Events

Celebrate the Season at the 33rd Annual Autumn Arts Festival in the Santa Maria Valley

The Santa Maria Valley is the Central Coast’s best-kept secret during the holidays and year-round.

SANTA MARIA, CALIFORNIA, USA, November 10, 2016 / — (Santa Maria, Calif.) – The Santa Maria Valley is the Central Coast’s best-kept secret during the holidays and year-round. Adults, kids and families alike can explore and indulge in several festive events happening in December to celebrate the season.

The 21st annual Santa Maria Parade of Lights will be held on December 3, 2016, and is presented by The Rotary Clubs of Santa Maria & Nipomo, the Santa Maria Times and KCOY.

Floats, bands, dancers, nonprofit organizations and other community groups will travel up Broadway from Stowell Road to Main Street for the parade, drawing approximately 2,500 participants, 250 community volunteers, local city and law enforcement personnel, and more than 100 Rotarians who have helped make the Christmas Parade of Lights a signature event for the Santa Maria Valley.

Parade organizers accept up to 105 applications to participate in the Parade of Lights. $600 will be given away to the overall float winner, plus $200 for first place and $100 for second place in seven categories. The Christmas Parade of Lights has been organized under Rotary leadership since 1995. For more information, visit:

The Foxen Canyon Wine Trail is hosting Christmas on the Trail on December 10 and 11, 2016, featuring 13 wineries along the historic Foxen Trail.

Guests will receive a passport with 20 squares printed on the back. Each square equals a 1 oz. pour that they can redeem at any of the 13 participating wineries. Each passport is accompanied with a commemorative item, a GoVino logo glass, special wine discounts and small bites at each winery on Saturday.

The Foxen Canyon Wine Trail is the epitome of the beauty of Central California. The wineries on Foxen Canyon produce award-winning wines in a friendly, welcoming setting, while also providing jobs in viticulture and in the service industry.

The participating wineries are: Andrew Murray Vineyards; Cambria Winery; Cottonwood Canyon Winery; Fess Parker Winery; Firestone Vineyard; Foxen Vineyard & Winery; foxen 7200; Kenneth Volk Vineyards; Koehler Winery; Martian Ranch & Vineyard; Rancho Sisquoc Winery; Riverbench Vineyard & Winery; Tres Hermanas Winery; and Zaca Mesa Winery.

Passports are $45 each and can be purchased through Eventbrite at: For more information on the event, contact Elizabeth Gunn-Baumann at

The 55th annual Old Town Orcutt Annual Christmas Parade is on December 10, 2016, and has been a holiday favorite since 1961. Started by the volunteer fire department, the parade remains a hometown afternoon event. Parade-goers will see kids, dogs, floats, animals, cars, bands and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

The quaint town of Orcutt was named after William Warren Orcutt, and was founded in 1906. The town was founded at the height of oil production in the Santa Maria Valley and soon became a center of trade and shipping. Today, Orcutt is home to specialty shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms and miles of hiking trails.

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Whether it is the perfect pairing with a renowned Pinot Noir, a bite of tasty simplicity with Santa Maria-style barbecue or gazing at the natural wonders of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes National Wildlife Refuge, get together in Santa Maria Valley. You and your loved ones will discover the culture, tradition and authenticity of the Central California coast, with enough left in your pocket to do it all again tomorrow. For details on Santa Maria Valley lodging, wine tasting, travel deals, attractions, upcoming events and e-newsletter alerts, visit or call (800) 331-3779.

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Mingle with the crème de la crème at the World Ski Awards

LONDON, UK, November 10, 2016 / — Mingle with the crème de la crème of the ski industry at the 4th annual World Ski Awards™ hosted at the fabulous A-ROSA Kitzbühel from November 18-20, 2016. The 3-day event includes a VIP networking program and activities with the red carpet awards ceremony taking place on the evening of November 19.

World Ski Awards™ is the only global initiative to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence in ski tourism.

Guests at the event will be invited to engage in private skiing, sight-seeing tours, and a host of other activities.

Highlights include a tour of the picturesque town of Kitzbühel, home of skiing and host to the World Ski Awards, while a visit to the historic city of Salzburg is sure to feature on many ‘to do’ lists.

Also on offer is a chance to experience an unforgettable day of private guided skiing on the slopes of the legendary Hahnenkamm. A gourmet lunch will be provided with special guests in attendance to ensure the experience lives long in the memory.

Throughout the weekend, World Ski Awards guests are also invited to indulge in a luxurious sensory experience at the multi award-winning SPA-ROSA.

The highlight of the weekend will of course be the glittering red carpet World Ski Awards Gala Ceremony itself on the evening of Saturday, November 19, when the winners will be officially announced.

Take a look at the full itinerary here:

Voting closed at the end of September, with a record number of ballots cast by leading ski tourism professionals ahead of the event.

These will be tallied alongside the votes of hundreds of thousands of ski consumers from around the world, with the winners revealed during the formal presentations to in the legendary ski resort of Kitzbühel.

The event will be welcome industry leaders from around the world to Austria, with delegates from the Chinese ski community attending for the first time.

World Ski Awards Managing Director Sion Rapson said: “As we approach our fourth Gala Ceremony, World Ski Awards continues to develop into the leading arbiter of quality in ski tourism.

“With more votes than ever before it is obvious World Ski Awards has caught the imagination of the global ski tourism community and I look forward to welcoming its leaders to Kitzbühel in just a few short weeks.”

Tickets for the Gala Ceremony are in high demand.

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inWhatLanguage ranks 13th in Utah’s 100 fastest growing companies

Cody Broderick and Gov. Gary Herbert

CEO, Cody Broderick, accepted the award for ranking 13th in the Utah 100 in behalf of inWhatLanguage, a language technology and translation company.

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, UNITED STATES, November 10, 2016 / — inWhatLanguage, an innovative language technology company, was ranked the 13th fastest growing company in Utah for 2016 by MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) at the annual Utah 100 Awards Program. The event took place on October 18th in the beautiful Grand America Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City.

inWhatLanguage’s CEO, Cody Broderick, said, "When I first started inWhatLanguage, I always dreamed of making the list of Utah's fastest growing companies. This year that dream became a reality and being recognized and awarded as #13 of the 100 fastest growing companies is a big milestone for us. I am grateful when I think about the amazing group of people that have made this possible and who continue to work so hard each day toward our long-term vision. I'm excited for what's to come. What a beautiful journey. What a great team win!"

The Utah 100 Awards Program recognizes the top 100 fastest growing companies across the state of Utah from thousands of candidates in all industries. MWCN also honored the 15 Top Revenue Growth and the Emerging Elite companies in Utah. ”Utah is a leading state both in the number of startups and the number of companies that survive their first five years,” Gov. Gary Herbert said. “This annual event is a great opportunity to celebrate those innovators, business owners, and entrepreneurs who keep our communities vibrant and strong”.

About inWhatLanguage:

inWhatLanguage is a full service translation agency, offering translation services in 180+ languages. Through UNIFY, a completely cloud-based management system, inWhatLanguage streamlines the translation process resulting in substantial cost and time savings, higher quality translations, and much faster time to market for business enterprises. UNIFY supports 50+ file types, has built-in integrations and APIs, making it easy to connect, translate, and localize all business content in one centralized location.

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Pets of the Homeless Has Holiday Wish of Helping

Pets of the Homeless seeks donations to assist homeless and their pets this holiday season

Pets of the Homeless’ mission is to feed and provide basic veterinary care to pets of homeless people in the United States and Canada.

Organization seeks donations to assist homeless and their pets this holiday season

During the holidays, giving human food to local food banks is great, but remember that Fido and Kitty need assistance too.

— Genevieve Frederick

CARSON CITY, NV, UNITED STATES, November 10, 2016 / — (Carson City, Nev.) – 3.5 million Americans are homeless. Between 5 and 10 percent of homeless people have dogs and/or cats. In some areas of the country, the rate is as high as 24 percent. During the holiday season, cold winter weather and loss of hope during a time of giving pose additional hardships for the homeless population. And for their pets living on the street, they will need the extra calories from food during the winter months to keep warm.

Homelessness continues to be a national issue. In 2006, Genevieve Frederick founded Pets of the Homeless, a volunteer-based organization that offers animals the food their owners cannot provide. The organization garnered nonprofit status in 2008.

Pets of the Homeless’ mission is simple – to feed and provide basic veterinary care to pets of homeless people in the United States and Canada.

Pets of the Homeless is busy promoting to veterinarians and pet-related businesses the importance of joining the organization as a donation site, and campaigning to food distributing organizations the importance of providing pet food to the less fortunate.

Since 2008, donations have surpassed 442 tons of pet food delivered to food banks via the network of donation sites across the country.

To reach its goal in 2016, Pets of the Homeless will need another 24,000 pounds of pet food donated and $43,000 raised nationally. They are actively seeking donations to assist homeless people and their pets.

“Eighty seven cents out of every dollar donated goes directly to our free programs,” said Frederick. “For homeless people with pets, many are forced to choose between their pet or a roof over their head. These pets are non judgmental, provide love, comfort and an emotional bond of loyalty. In some cases, they provide the homeless with protection and also keep them warm. During the holidays, giving human food to local food banks is great, but remember that Fido and Kitty need assistance too.”

In 2016 to-date, 384 pets have been treated for an illness or injury at a cost of over $78,000 to hospitals across the country. Pets of the Homeless’ emergency veterinary care program is the most costly, yet is offered free to homeless guardians of pets. In total, Pets of the Homeless has provided more than $418,000 in veterinary care to more than 14,000 pets of the people they serve.

There are more than 434 donation sites nationwide. To donate to Pets of the Homeless, visit

About Pets of the Homeless:
Pets of the Homeless believes in the healing power of companion pets and of the human-animal bond which is very important in the lives of many homeless. They find solace, protection and companionship through their pets. They care for their pets on limited resources so they themselves have less. The task, nationwide, is to feed and provide basic emergency veterinary care to their pets and thus relieve the anguish and anxiety of the homeless who cannot provide for their pets. For more information, please visit or follow them on Facebook.

See the impact that Pets of the Homeless has on the homeless community, highlighted in Elite Daily.

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EquityBuild Finance Reveals How They Outsmart Scammers and Make Returns that Seem Too Good to Be True

Real Estate Investment Education on Using Scrutiny to Investigate Why Some Investors Feel Cheated by Their Choices While Others Make High Returns

PLANO, TEXAS, UNITED STATES, November 10, 2016 / — EquityBuild Finance reveals how they pay double-digit returns on their low-risk, fully backed private mortgage notes. They give insight as to why notes that pay high interest rates aren’t a ripoff or too good to be true, and how EquityBuild Finance is able to pay such solid rates of return.

Private mortgage notes are an asset class that relatively few investors know about. EquityBuild Finance has decades of experience in real estate investing, and guides clients through the investment process, anticipating any issues or concerns.

“We get asked why would anybody turn to EquityBuild Finance as a funding source, since we offer such high rates to our investors, while other investments remain low,” said Shaun Cohen, vice president of EquityBuild. “At first glance it can seem like it could be a bad investment, that it’s too good to be true. We understand you're skeptical. Savvy investors are. That’s why we want to educate our potential clients to show them how we are able to pay such outstanding returns.”

There are two main reasons why real estate investors are willing to pay higher interest rates:

1) Access to Capital. Banks do not often make construction loans, and they are usually not willing to go to the trouble to lend on properties that require significant turnaround. Lending standards have become stringent between the lingering economic effects of the great recession and the increased regulation of financial institutions. EquityBuild Finance was created because of the need to fill that void.

2) Speed of Capital. Even if someone is able to get a construction loan, the transaction takes 45-60 days to process, and sellers seldom want to wait that long. Sellers typically sign contracts with buyers who can prove they have the cash to close quickly. EquityBuild Finance is able to provide that assurance and usually close a sale very quickly. This allows buyers to purchase properties that would have been sold to someone else, had they not had access to speedy capital.

Borrowers are often willing to sacrifice some of their future profit, through higher interest rates, rather than lose out on an opportunity completely. EquityBuild Finance carefully vets each borrower, along with each underlying real estate deal, to avoid any problems. This ensures that the property generates more than enough rent to cover the borrower's note payments, as well as all the property's operating expenses, and still return positive cash flow.

Hundreds of smart people have invested with EquityBuild Finance since the company began in 2008. So many of them are repeat investors, who spread the word to their family and friends about these double-digit returns. Go here to EquityBuild Finance or call 877-978-1916 to find out about private mortgage notes that are 100% backed with income-producing real estate.

EquityBuild Finance is committed to putting its extensive knowledge and unique Operational Mastery of the real estate investing process to work for regular people, maximizing their returns and minimizing their risk at every step. By doing this EquityBuild Finance helps its investors achieve financial freedom while improving neighborhoods and providing hard-working families with nicer, safer places to live.

Founded by father-son team Jerry and Shaun Cohen, this company gives people the freedom and time to pursue their passions with the people they love. EquityBuild Finance is ushering in a new era, making real estate investing more secure and reliable than ever. To find out more visit us at or

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Soldi troppo in nero: una compagnia Europea paga a gli guerriglieri

KIEV, KIEV, UKRAINE, November 9, 2016 / — “Giornalisti contro la corruzzione e illegittimità” – un gruppo di giornalisti-investigatori Ucraini – ha comunicato dei documenti compromettenti che si sono trovati a loro disposizione e confermano la collaborazione della compagnia europea Flame SA con La Repubblica Popolare di Donetsk (RPD) – organizzazione a riconoscimento limitato che ha preso la territoria al Est d’Ucraina sotto suo controllo.
Il documento sopracennato è un contratto a consegna di 72 000 tonnellate di carbone tra Flame SA e la miniera “Jdanivska” che si trova nel territorio non controllato al Est d’Ucraina. Questo territorio, anche come tutte le imprese localizzate, sono conrollati dai ribelli filorussi della stessa RPD. Intanto, tali relazioni commerciali devono essere regolati proprio dalla legislazione Ucraina: l’impresa, anche stando al territorio non controllato, deve pagare le tasse al bilancio statale, poiché è registrata al territorio d’Ucraina e si trova li stesso.
Però, dopo l’inizio di azioni militari nel 2014, molte compagnie della regione hanno dichiarato della nuova registrazione, iniziando a pagare le tasse al bilancio della autodichiarata RPD.
Praticamente, questo è il diritto finanziameno degli guerriglieri. In mezzo a tali “sponsor” – la sopracennata miniera “Jdanivska” che a sua volta riceveva i soldi dalla europea Flame SA.
A quale base la Flame SA acquistava il carbone proprio in questa miniera e perché non ha trovato una fonte alternativa per le consegne di questa materia prima – resta l’incognita. I rappresentanti della compagnia non hanno risposto ne a una domanda dei giornalisti ucraini.
Tra le altre cose, il sito web della Flame SA è inaccessibile, per questo non risulta possibile avere dei commeti ufficiali della compagnia su quest’affare.
Il Servizio di Sicurezza d’Ucraina (SSU) si è già interessato del fatto del presente contratto – per adesso solo nella parte di rinvio a giudizio penale del direttore della miniera “Jdanivska”, il signore Ruslan Dubovskiy. È accusato di esecuzione delle operazioni illegali d’esportazione con Flame SA e una serie di altre compagnie allo scopo di “fininziamento del terrorismo” (clausola 258-5, parte 1 del Codice Criminale d’Ucraina). Al presente, l’indagine del SSU su quest’affare continua.
Ma non è l’unico “buco” della compagnia Flame SA. Secondo i dati dei giornalisti ucraini, la compagnia in violazione delle sanzioni internazionali ha dei rapporti commerciali con un’altra miniera – “Zarechnaya”, che si trova nella Federazione Russa. Questa miniera è l’attivo della compagnia “Uralvagonzavod” che a sua volta sta nella lista delle compagnie sottomesse alle sanzioni degli Stati Uniti e Unione Europea.
Flame SA e le sue filiali F-Chem SA e Brando International sono situati allo stesso indirizzo in Svizzera. L’attività principale della compagnia è la ricerca e consegna del carbone energetico, coke di petrolio e coke mettallurgico. Flame SA esercita commercio in tutto il mondo, il suo capitale impiegabile è 1 milione di franchi svizzeri. E non è una sorpresa, considerando i volumi degli acquisti e il profitto ricevuto.
Ovviamente, i fondatori della compagnia Alessandro Ballerini, Luca Ferrari e Fabrizio D'Adamo non vogliono perdere lo stato e la fiducia dei clienti, per questo non ostentano la sua attività commerciale non sempre legale. E le forze dell’ordine non faranno cerimonee con complici dei guerriglieri armati. Tali affari contraddicono non solo la legislazione ucraina ed europea, ma le basi morali e la concorrenza sana.
E per concludere. “Finanziamento dei guerriglieri” è un delitto, in questo caso – contro l’integrità d’Europa e l’Ucraina come sua parte. Certo, i limiti del onore e onestà nel mondo sono smarriti da tanto tempo, ma il carbone dalla RPD è una merce troppo “nera” e sporca che va lontano oltre i confini di questi limiti.


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2,500 Event Professionals Expected To Gather At BizBash Live: The Expo, New York On November 15

In its 16th Year in New York, BizBash Live Returns With New Thought Leaders and Event Innovators, Featuring Speakers from Google, Samsung, iHeartMedia and more

NEW YORK, NY, USA, November 10, 2016 / — On November 15, BizBash Live: The Expo will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center with a new roster of industry all-stars, ideas, and inspiration for event organizers. The renowned Event Innovation Forum returns as part of the lineup with presentations from some of the top names in events, including Amanda Matuk from Google, Natasha Eno of iHeartMedia, Candace Montgomery from Essence, Michael Blatter from Mirrorball, Zach Overton from Samsung 837, and David Monn.

Amanda Matuk, executive producer of the hugely popular I/O developers conference at Google, will share how her team stays innovative, giving a behind-the-scenes look at how she reconfigured the Google I/O conference. Natasha Eno, vice president of events and venue partnerships at iHeartMedia, will give insights on how to create valuable experiences for event sponsors, ensuring they return year after year. Renowned designer David Monn will discuss the core principals of design, exploring the rites, rituals, and protocols behind events and drawing on his work with the most respected brands and individuals in the world. Jean-François Bouchard from Sid Lee will explore the philosophy of how we engage as humans, and how to target the right people at events.

Also at BizBash Live, the Workshop Series will open the day with hands-on learning from industry influencers, covering topics that include social media, career building, and strategy. The Over-the-Top Luncheon will debut with special guests, Donald Albrecht, curator of architecture and design at the Museum of the City of New York, and Michael Cerbelli, C.E.O. and president of Cerbelli Creative. Throughout the day, the BizBash Exhibit Floor will showcase the latest and most inspiring event and meeting trends and technologies from more than 200 companies.

The full list of speakers, topics, and registration information can be found at For media coverage, email

BizBash is the largest media source for both event professionals and “hidden planners” with nearly 225,000 monthly users. Events serviced by the BizBash suite of products include: exhibitions, conferences, meetings, training and learning, marketing and PR, fund-raising and galas, celebrations and weddings, incentive, travel, government and ceremonial.

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Delightful Mom Food Launches High-Quality and Affordable Muffin and Cupcake Pan

Baking enthusiasts and holiday shoppers will be thrilled as this pan attests that it is possible to have the highest quality baking pan at an affordable price.

SANTA BARBARA, CA, UNITED STATES, November 10, 2016 / — Delightful Mom Food has announced the launch of their new pan which is a non-stick silicone muffin and cupcake pan. This bakeware enables bakers and chefs to easily prepare an endless variety of delicious muffins, cupcakes, tarts, and much more. The muffin pan is currently available at an extremely affordable price on Amazon. And for the holiday season they are also offering a discount if you purchase more than one.

Delightful Mom Food, a health oriented food blog which is run by baking and cooking enthusiast Danielle Fahrenkrug, proudly introduces their muffin/cupcake pan specifically designed to help make baking simple, fun and hassle free. The Delightful Mom Food Silicone Muffin & Cupcake Pan is sturdier, heavier and more durable than most other silicone pans available in the market today, and is made of the highest quality BPA-Free food grade silicone, easily exceeding FDA standards, and meeting much stricter LFGB (German) standards.

Speaking to Danielle, she said, “We wanted to take what we offer a step further for our visitors and create a product line of superiorly designed bakeware to take any guesswork out and further aid people in preparing healthy recipes quickly and conveniently” She further added “As baking enthusiasts, we have used our fair share of muffin and cupcake pans and we realized there was nothing out there that was great as far as quality and affordability, so we wanted to fill that void and after a lot of time and research we did just that, and so far our customers will attest to that as the feedback and reviews have been absolutely amazing. This is the future of baking.”

The pan is extremely versatile, non-stick, dishwasher safe, freezer safe and oven safe up to 450 degrees. Baking enthusiasts can use the pan to prepare their favorite cupcake and muffin recipes within minutes and without hassle, and never have to worry about burning, sticking or scrubbing. As a bonus, they will also be providing its users with a free recipe eBook consisting of eleven easy to prepare, delicious and healthy muffin pan recipes. The company is so sure you will love the pan that they offer a lifetime warranty and full money back guarantee. Users who are not satisfied with the product can choose to return the same and claim their money back, no questions asked. The muffin pan is currently available at an affordable price on Amazon’s website where you can buy it risk free today to start making healthy and delicious recipes by visiting

About Delightful Mom Food: is a premier food blog that offers a host of exciting, fun and delicious recipes to its readers. The blog was created by Santa Barbara, CA based Danielle Fahrenkrug and specializes in unique, healthy and easy to prepare, budget friendly and gluten-free recipes for cooking and baking enthusiasts.

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