Born in the USA Bella Brand set to Launch In the UK

Bella Brings a Breath of Fresh Air to UK Small Kitchen Appliances.

Bella, already a leading brand of small electrical kitchen appliances in the USA, is today launching its innovative and chic designs into the UK market. Without doubt, it is the Millennial consumer, who is tech-savvy, attracted to colour and contemporary design, that has inspired the success of the Bella brand in the USA, differentiating itself from the competition. Bella’s Brand identity is ‘genuine, playful, social and bold’ – and now, it plans to bring that philosophy to a range of UK products, offering consumers a ‘Bella Lifestyle’, including innovative products, with great features and colourful designs – making the kitchen a fun place to cook and entertain.

This contemporary, fashion-focused, product collection, initially featuring Kettles, Toasters, an Espresso Maker and High Power Whole Fruit Juicer, in either a striking Red and Chrome or Black and Chrome finish, will ultimately offer consumers excellent product choices and an array of fashion colours, bringing head-turning style and great design into the kitchen.

Using its expertise within the small electrical appliance industry, MPL Home will be Marketing and Distributing the new Bella range in the UK. “We are delighted to be launching the new Bella brand of innovative, time-saving and stylish products which we believe will be a welcome addition to the UK small kitchen appliances market” says Paul Rosen, CEO of MPL Home. “Bella is all about successfully combining good looking products with great features and this exciting new range promises to deliver that and more, making the kitchen a more exciting place to be.”

“We also want consumers to get to know Bella – we want to actively engage with them. So, the brand will be supported by a consumer centric digital campaign to reach out to its target audience, using a variety of creative, fun and informative ways.”

Bella Linea Kettle

Sleek and funky, the new Linea Kettle with its stylish textured stainless steel metallic finish – and available in Red or Black – instantly brings a touch of glamour to the kitchen. Energy efficient, the Bella Linea Kettle with its 2.2Kw element, uses a third less energy than other kettles, whilst still offering great performance. A 360° swivel base also means it’s ideal for right and left-handed users. And, it’s also quieter, so you really can chat over that cuppa. RRP £54.99

Bella Linea 4-Slice Toaster

The Bella Linea 4-Slice Toaster not only looks smart with a new take on an iconic look, but also produces great toasting results every time. It also boasts some great features that provide more than just traditional toast: its extra wide slots, with self-centering guides, allow perfect toasting of today’s breakfast items, whether it’s crumpets, pancakes, or English muffins. There is also a choice of a striking Red or Black with stainless steel combination to perfectly co-ordinate with the Linea Kettles. RRP £59.99.

Bella Espresso Coffee Machine

This smart new Espresso Coffee Machine makes a great addition to any coffee lover’s kitchen. Compact and sleek, this coffee machine allows anyone to become their own Barista and comes in a stylish Red and stainless steel combination, to co-ordinate beautifully with the new Bella Kettle and Toaster range. There’s a host of great features that will produce double or single shots of espresso, deliciously frothy cappuccino, or even a frothy hot chocolate nightcap. RRP £74.99.

Bella Chrome High Power Whole Fruit Juicer

Juicing is on-trend and time-starved consumers will love how this powerful 1000W Bella Juicer takes whole fruit without pre-chopping. So, whether it’s a juice to go first thing, or an array of party Mocktails for friends, this High Power Whole Fruit Juicer is guaranteed to make juicing fun – and is so easy to use. Its stylish chrome design, with fewer parts and smooth rounded surfaces also makes it easy to clean. RRP £149.99.

The Bella product collection will initially be exclusively available in Argos stores for Autumn/Winter 2014. New product launches are set to follow in early 2015, to further enhance the Bella range and build on its success.

Watch this space…

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Self-Realization Fellowship Convocation August 3-9, 2014 Westin Bonaventure Hotel

Thousands Convene in Los Angeles for Annual Week-Long Event to Help Cultivate a More Balanced Life

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

We all strive for balance in our lives, but do we know what this really means? What is our goal in achieving it, and what does it look like?

More than three thousand yogis from all over the world will convene in Los Angeles this August in the quest for a more balanced approach to life’s challenges by attending the annual Self-Realization Fellowship (SRF) Convocation. For these spiritual seekers coming from all parts of the U.S., Brazil, India, Italy, New Zealand, Singapore, Cameroon, and more than 40 other countries, this summer’s week-long event from August 3 to 9 at the Bonaventure Hotel in downtown Los Angeles is a unique opportunity for spiritual communion and practical instruction. The event provides attendees with tools to help them face life’s stresses with greater ease and joy, creating a more balanced approach to daily living.

For many, living a balanced life means including a spiritual practice to help us feel centered and ready for the unexpected occurrences that life throws our way. Daily living makes demands on our time, energy, and strength, and if we don’t set aside time to balance this depletion with daily meditation and renewal efforts, we feel increasingly worn down, unable to focus and accomplish our goals. This can have an effect on our bodies, our work, and our relationships.

The teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi and founder of SRF, have inspired many through the years to approach life with a sense of calm and peace to help one better achieve goals – personally, professionally, and spiritually. “Retain evenness of mind under all circumstances,” he states. “In every situation be calmly active and actively calm.”

More and more people are seeking ways in which to balance their busy lives. Jean-Claude Baumgarten, former president and CEO of the World Travel & Tourism Council, said recently: “What people want to achieve during their ever diminished time off is undergoing a sea change, with millions more every year demanding destinations that deliver physical, emotional, spiritual and environmental health—along with enjoyment.”

The week-long event offers group meditations, “How-to-Live” classes based on the teachings of Yogananda, kirtans (devotional chanting), spiritual counsel, and fellowship. While some of the program activities are open only to students of the SRF Lessons, evening classes are available to the public at $30 per class. The Sunday night lecture (August 3) is entitled: “Living a Spiritually Balanced Life in Today’s World,” and will explore how to cultivate a spiritual perspective towards daily experiences so that we can better respond to difficult circumstances. Other topics include: “Sustaining a Joyful Heart in Times of Adversity,” “Eliminating Insecurity and Indecision through Positive Thinking and Enthusiasm,” and “Bringing God into Life’s ‘Moments.’”

Attendees who have traveled from outside of the local region to attend Convocation are given the opportunity to participate in pilgrimage tours to several of the temples and sanctuaries established by Yogananda in Southern California, including the SRF Lake Shrine in Pacific Palisades – a shrine and meditation garden dedicated to all religions that includes the Mahatma Gandhi World Peace Memorial.

For more information about the 2014 SRF World Convocation in Los Angeles, please visit or call Self-Realization Fellowship’s headquarters in Los Angeles at (323) 225-2471.

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2014 British Customs Iron Moto Challenge Master Dealer Builder: Johnny Scheff and Motoworks Chicago

The votes are in, and Johnny Scheff and crew from Motoworks Chicago have been announced winners of the 2014 Iron Moto Challenge. Motoworks beat out three other Triumph dealers in a live build-off at the 2014 Motoblot Rally in Chicago.

Gardena, CA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Motoworks Chicago’s “Calle Maton” build, a fire-breathing tribute to the drama and spirit of individualism inherent in motorcycling, has been announced as the winner of the Triumph Motorcycles X British Customs Iron Moto Challenge. The scores are in and the votes have been tallied; your voices have been heard! In addition to earning high marks from judges Brian Klock, Christy Lee, Julian Heppekausen and Kevin Dunworth, the Motoworks build has been crowned the Master Builder of the Iron Moto Challenge thanks to the participation of thousands of fans on social media.

The winning build, dubbed “Calle Maton,” began as a bone-stock Triumph Speedmaster before Johnny Scheff and the rest of the Motoworks Chicago team stripped it down and got to work installing the long list of British Customs components they had selected for their build. The bike is a nod to a time when motorcyclists had a well-deserved reputation for lawlessness; even the name translates to “Street Thug.” With its vintage-inspired details, strikingly intricate custom paint, and long list of British Customs upgrades, “Calle Maton” captures the imagination in every gout of flame fired from its BC cocktail-shaker exhaust. See more of the “Calle Maton” including a photo gallery, write up and complete parts list here.

“It was a true honor to compete in the Iron Moto Challenge, we couldn’t be happier with how things turned out,” said Motoworks Chicago founder Johnny Scheff. “Our goal was to show people how much creativity can go into a bike in a relatively short period of time when you’re working with British Customs bolt-on parts. We wanted to show people that you don’t have to be a pro builder to customize your bike, you just need the determination to do it yourself or head to your local Triumph shop to get started. The response has been great, and now our work is even featured on the Triumph Motorcycles website’s summer campaign along with the other Iron Moto Challenge contestants.”

Read more about Johnny Scheff and Motoworks Chicago here.

“We have a lot of respect for Johnny Scheff and the entire Motoworks team,” said British Customs President, Jason Panther. “They exemplify what it means to be unique and share our vision of making customization accessible to all Triumph enthusiasts. Our mission here at British Customs is to foster a vibrant Triumph community and inspire people to go out and customize their machines. All of these builders captured our philosophy of innovation and creativity. We are fortunate to have had amazing partners that were instrumental in making all of this happen, and we want to extend a special thanks to our judges, Triumph Motorcycles, ICON 1000 and RAEN.”

In recognition of their ingenuity and expertise, Triumph Motorcycles USA and British Customs will be sending the crew from Motoworks Chicago to the 10th Annual Barber Vintage Festival this October, where they will meet with Triumph racers including Daytona 200 winners Jason DiSalvo and Danny Eslick, explore the legendary Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum, and surely find inspiration for their next custom build.

Feeling inspired to build your own custom Triumph? British Customs has added new parts packages based on “Calle Maton” and the other Iron Moto Challenge builds are available from your local Triumph dealer. Triumph owners will be able to mix and match components from Appearance, Performance, Lighting, Protection, Control, Driveline, Suspension, Braking, Paint & Body Packages to customize their sport bike, cruiser or modern classic to create a unique machine.

Check out the British Customs parts packages used on Iron Moto Challenge builds:

Motoworks Chicago “Calle Maton” Build

Northern Ohio Ducati Triumph “Elysium” Build

Team Triumph “Gypsy” Build

Windy City Triumph “Simple Green” Build

Keep up with the latest events and products from British Customs by liking them on Facebook, and following them on Twitter and Instagram. You can read about the latest custom builds featuring British Customs components, including each of the builds from the Iron Moto Challenge, on the British Customs Blog. Photos by Alex Hawn Photography

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Yamaha Welcomes Michael Burritt, Renowned Percussionist, to its Artist Roster

Award-winning player and composer performs in top ensembles.

Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis announced the addition of world-renowned percussionist Michael Burritt to the Yamaha Percussion Artist Roster. He will be performing and teaching on Yamaha drum sets, snare drums and timpani.

Burritt, who currently serves as Professor of Percussion and head of the percussion department at The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, received his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Eastman. In addition to his illustrious educational career, Burritt is a celebrated artist, having performed with the Dallas Wind Symphony, Richmond Symphony Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Rembrandt Players, the Percussion Art Quartet (Germany) and many other top ensembles.

“Michael’s experience and acclaim bring an inspiring element to the Yamaha Percussion Family,” said John Wittmann, director, Artist Relations and Education, Yamaha Artist Services Indianapolis. “As one of the most respected educators and performers in the percussion field, we are looking forward to nurturing and developing this relationship to help enrich our company’s music education endeavors.”

An active composer, Burritt’s concertos, solo and chamber works, and etudes have become standard repertoire. The World Marimba Competition in Germany, the Paris International Marimba Competition and the Nexus Percussion Ensemble each have commissioned works from him. He will continue to endorse Malletech marimbas and vibraphones. An active participant in the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), Burritt has served as a member of the Board of Directors, a contributing editor for Percussive Notes magazine and chairman of the PAS Keyboard Committee. He has been a featured artist at nine PAS International Conventions (PASIC).

“Yamaha has always been my first choice in drums, hardware, and timpani,” said Burritt. “At Eastman, we are stocked with Yamaha drum sets, concert toms, snare drums and timpani and they always perform at a high artistic level. I can’t imagine better sounding or more well-designed products.”

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About Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation of America (YCA) is one of the largest subsidiaries of Yamaha Corporation, Japan and offers a full line of award-winning musical instruments, sound reinforcement and home entertainment products to the U.S. market. Products include: Yamaha acoustic, digital and hybrid pianos, portable keyboards, guitars, acoustic and electronic drums, band and orchestral instruments, marching percussion products, synthesizers, professional digital and analog audio equipment, Steinberg recording products and Nexo commercial audio products, as well as AV receivers, amplifiers, Blu-ray/CD players, iPod docking systems, home-theater-in-a-box systems, earphones, headphones, sound bars, and its exclusive line of Digital Sound Projectors. YCA markets innovative, finely crafted technology and entertainment products and musical instruments targeted to the hobbyist, education, worship, professional music, installation and consumer markets.

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Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Center Coming to Boston Fall of 2014

Project Walk, the pioneer in activity-based recovery, will bring its world-renowned services to the New England area with the opening of its newest franchise.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Project Walk Paralysis Recovery Centers is excited to bring their world-renowned activity-based recovery services to the New England area. This will be the first franchised location to open its doors on the East Coast.

“We have always known that a Project Walk presence on the East Coast could be really powerful,” says Tim Yates, Project Walk CEO. “When the ‘Arlen’ family approached us about purchasing a Project Walk franchise, we felt honored to be joining forces with a family who is truly passionate about the brand.”

The Boston franchise is owned by Jacqueline and Larry Arlen who first experienced Project Walk when their daughter, paralympian swimmer Victoria, spent a few weeks at the San Diego location. Victoria lives with Transverse Myelitis, a debilitating disease that causes injury to the spinal cord. When Jacqueline and Larry witnessed a change in Victoria, they felt moved to bring the experience to their hometown.

Jacqueline says, “I saw a spark of hope in Victoria’s eyes that I hadn’t seen in a really long time. It was that spark of hope that changed everything for us.”

Project Walk is the pioneer in activity-based recovery with nearly two decades of experience. It’s the Project Walk mission to provide an improved quality of life for people affected by mobility related disorders. Based on The Dardzinski Method, Project Walk has established itself as a global leader in activity-based recovery through its unique approach to improving function below the level of injury.

“I have always known I have so much more to give,” says Project Walk Boston franchise owner, Jacqueline. “When we walked into Project Walk we felt it immediately. Victoria looked at me and said, ‘mum, you just found your calling’ and I knew it to be true.”

Project Walk – Boston is now accepting applications which can be filled out at

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“Should I wear high heels on my wedding day?” Crystal Bridal Advises Brides-to-Be with New Infographic

The majority of shoe styles in any bridal footwear collection are high heel wedding shoes, yet most brides start shopping for their wedding shoes and demand kitten heels or flats. Wedding experts at Crystal Bridal set out to investigate this discrepancy and created an infographic to help brides choose the right style of shoe for their wedding day.

(PRWEB UK) 22 July 2014

The majority of shoe styles in any bridal footwear collection are high heel wedding shoes, yet most brides start shopping for their wedding shoes and demand kitten heels or flats. Wedding experts at Crystal Bridal set out to investigate this discrepancy and created an infographic to help brides choose the right style of shoe for their wedding day.

“I’m not used to wearing heels is the first thing many brides say when they come through the doors of our showroom looking for a pair of wedding shoes,” says Amy Karim, owner of Crystal Bridal Accessories. “We are constantly advising brides that unless they are worried about being taller than their groom, even a small kitten heel can add elegance to their overall look. Brides sometimes forget that they will be wearing a large gown and also a gown which may be quite heavy. This is not something women are used to wearing on a daily basis so heels are necessary for a good posture in the wedding photographs.”

Faced with an ever-increasing list of issues surrounding why women can and cannot wear certain styles of shoes including foot surgery, high instep, back problems and even feeling of instability this useful infographic outlines the different heel heights available in bridal footwear collections and which choice is best for each individual bride.

The most popular style for experienced high heel wearers is either a stiletto or a platform wedding shoe. Stilettos can be a great choice for brides who have no issues with heels, and a platform style adds a certain level of cushioning and support while making the design more fashionable and trendy. For brides who need to co-ordinate a strong theme and retain a subtle, feminine look with their gown, a mid-heel or kitten heel is usually the best option. Flat wedding shoes are usually a very specific request and there is also the additional option of a block heel for brides who find it difficult to walk in heels as these offer more stability and support.

“Brides can occasionally find it quite difficult to find a comfortable pair of wedding shoes,” adds Amy, “We are always sharing expert advice on the various styles and we endeavour to find out what issues the bride needs to solve so we can recommend the best style. Hopefully, resources such as these will help brides become better informed and help make the search for the perfect wedding shoes easier!”

The “Should I wear High Heels on my Wedding Day” infographic can be viewed online at the Crystal Bridal Accessories website along with other resources and Ideas for accessories.

About Crystal Bridal

Crystal Bridal Accessories is an innovative business offering elegant accessories for weddings, parties, balls, proms and special occasions. The online boutique offers the entire range of wedding shoes by Paradox London, Benjamin Adams, Rainbow Club, Harriet Wilde and Love Art Wear Art and quality wedding jewellery by Louis Mariette, Halo and Co, Ivory and Co, and other brands made with genuine Austrian or Swarovski crystals. Crystal Bridal Accessories also stock a range of wedding gloves, bridal sashes by Sash and Co and Lily Bella birdcage veils and are exclusive online stockists for bridal handbags made with Swarovski crystals. Crystal Bridal Accessories is for the bride, bridesmaids, mother-of-the bride and for anyone who loves shoes, jewellery and handbags.

Crystal Bridal Accessories is highly commended by Wedding Ideas Awards 2012 for contribution to Bridal Accessories and Nominee for Perfect Wedding Awards 2013 and Wedding Ideas Awards 2013. The company was also a finalist in the Wedding Industry Awards 2013.

Brides can shop online or visit the showroom in Meadowhall, Sheffield serving brides across Yorkshire. For further information or to request high resolution product images, please email info(at)crystalbridalaccessories(dot)

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Radiometer Features Booth Presentations On IQCP and Blood Gas Preanalytics at the 2014 AACC Clinical Lab Expo

Scheduled booth presentations and a focus on Radiometer’s 1st Automatic solution demonstrate commitment to helping lab professionals simplify and automate all phases of blood gas testing.

Westlake, OH (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Visitors to the Radiometer booth (#331) at the 2014 AACC Clinical Lab Expo (Chicago, July 29-31) will have the opportunity to learn from the company’s experts on two timely topics—IQCP and preanalytical errors. Radiometer will host two sessions of each presentation at the following days and times:

Developing an Individualized Quality Control Plan (IQCP) for Blood Gas Testing

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

10:00—10:30 AM and 2:00—2:30 PM

Sy Albakri, PhD, Clinical and Scientific Affairs Manager, Radiometer America

The Most Common Preanalytical Errors and How to Avoid Them

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

10:00—10:30 AM and 3:00—3:30 PM

Anne Skurup, MSc, Clinical and Scientific Affairs Manager, Radiometer Medical A/S

Participants will receive informational packets on the presentation topics.

In addition to the scheduled presentations, Radiometer will demonstrate its commitment to helping lab professionals simplify and automate all phases of blood gas testing with a booth focus on the company’s 1st Automatic solution. Laboratory professionals challenged by the increasingly rigorous requirements of today’s healthcare environment are invited to consult with Radiometer booth experts on the possible benefits of a 1st Automatic solution for their hospital.

Combining analyzers, samplers and IT, 1st Automatic is designed to address several significant challenges facing the healthcare professional involved in blood gas testing. These include the need to ensure positive patient identification, reduce preanalytical errors, and prevent needlesticks and blood exposure.

Radiometer will incorporate 1st Automatic stations throughout the booth for visitors interested in a demonstration. Radiometer’s complete point-of-care and benchtop analyzer line—ABL80 FLEX, ABL90 FLEX and ABL800 FLEX—will be 1st Automatic-enabled.


Radiometer Medical ApS, headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, is a world leader in the development, manufacture and distribution of technologically advanced acute care testing solutions. Radiometer’s products and services simplify and automate all phases of acute care testing, so hospitals can get fast results, reduce workload and the risk of errors, and improve cost effectiveness. A wholly owned subsidiary of Radiometer Medical ApS, Radiometer America (Westlake, OH) markets, sells and services Radiometer products in all 50 US states and 10 Canadian provinces.

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Up Close and Personal With One of Australia’s Top Psychics

Suzie Price’s new guide opens readers to happiness, fulfillment and psychic abilities.

Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Though Suzie Price is one of Australia’s most popular psychic mediums with consultations booked years in advance, many do not know her troubled backstory.

After suffering a near-death experience at age 7, Price discovered gifts that allowed her to see beyond what was in front of her eyes. Yet, she still faced visible obstacles—depression and anxiety, financial burdens and a stroke at age 30.

These struggles led Price to develop her psychic abilities further, which eventually blossomed from a lifestyle into a booming career. At her clients’ request, she has created a guide for finding success in the midst of trial, “Ghost Whisperer Suzie.”

“I wanted to share my thoughts on different subjects to allow people to see inside my mind,” said Price. “I share my knowledge of many spiritual subjects and psychic development to help others develop their own abilities and understanding of themselves and life.”

In her new spiritual guide, Price gives readers a glimpse into the life of a professional psychic medium. She introduces methods and tools for opening the mind to help readers find improvement in their lives.

Price goes a step further and provides a firsthand account of how her beliefs and aptitudes played a key role in conquering her hardships early in life. Her explanations of mediumship and spirituality provide a fresh perspective on how to create a happier, more meaningful life.

“By observing your thoughts and taking more control of the energy you are creating and putting out, you can work with the universe to create a brighter future,” said Price.

“Ghost Whisperer Suzie: Heaven on Earth”

By: Suzie Price

ISBN Soft Cover: 978-1-4525-1280-8

ISBN e-book: 978-1-4525-1279-2

Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Balboa Press online store

About the author

A professional psychic medium for 15 years, Suzie Price has developed a favorable reputation for her psychic abilities discovered at age 7. She is a member of the International Psychic Association and has traveled to the United Kingdom and New Zealand to conduct readings and stage shows in front of large audiences. In addition to demonstrating her capabilities, Price is a songwriter and published magazine article author. She is happily married with five children.

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Un-Cruise Adventures Releases New 2015 Brochure of Adventure Cruises

First Look at New Upcoming Destinations – Galápagos Islands and Costa Rica/Panama

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Small ship cruise line operator Un-Cruise Adventures has released a new printed brochure detailing adventures through April 2016 in Alaska, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Hawaiian Islands, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington and British Columbia. New on the horizon are cruise adventures in the Galápagos Islands and Costa Rica/Panama.

The 72-page brochure may be ordered online and is currently being mailed out to requestors and travel agent partners. The line’s fleet of seven adventure vessels carries 22-84 guests on adventure cruises in remote and scenic destinations and one replica coastal steamer carries 88 guests on a Northwest river cruise with an eye on history. The brochure offers a first peek at upcoming destinations—Galápagos in 2016 and Costa Rica/Panama in late 2015.

“New adventures in Central and South America are a welcome addition, especially for returning guests who are ready for a new Un-Cruise destination,” said Captain Dan Blanchard, CEO. “These small group adventures will also be trips of a lifetime with our unique multi-sport exploration in nature’s most enriching hideaways.”

Quito and Galápagos

Debuting in 2016, an inclusive nine-night vacation in Ecuador visits two UNESCO World Heritage Sites—Quito and Galápagos Islands. The adventure begins with two nights at Casa Gangotena, a 31-room boutique hotel in Quito’s historic center and a full day of dining and tours exploring the historic city. The seven-night island cruise sails from San Cristóbal Island aboard the 48-guest La Pinta and visits both island favorites of Española and Genovesa. Other islands visited include Santa Cruz, Bartolomé, Santiago and Chinese Hat Islet.

Departure dates in 2016 include February 17, March 16 and 30, May 25, July 6, August 3, September 14 and November 9. Adventures include transfers, air between Quito and Galápagos, fees/taxes, tours and adventure activities, wine/beer/spirits on board La Pinta. For 2016, rates begin at $8,995 per person for the inclusive land tour and island cruise adventure. Extensions will include a three-night cruise on the Napo River in the Amazon and a six-night journey to Machu Picchu.

The 64-guest Safari Voyager will sail inclusive weeklong adventures exploring Costa Rica and Panama beginning in December 2015. Details are pending.

Southeast Alaska – From April-September, two boutique yachts and four small ships sail adventure cruises from homeports of Ketchikan, Sitka and Juneau with few, if any, port calls and a focus on outdoor adventure, nature and wildlife.

Hawai‘i—The 36-guest Safari Explorer visits four islands from November-April. Weeklong adventures sail between Moloka‘i and Hawai‘i and visit Lana‘i and Maui. An inclusive vacation option, the Safari Explorer is the only small overnight passenger ship in the islands.

Mexico’s Sea of Cortés—From November-March, the 84-guest Safari Endeavour explores the marine-rich waters of the sea and scenic, remote desert islands on weeklong adventures from San José del Cabo, Baja.

Columbia & Snake Rivers—From April-November, the 88-guest S.S. Legacy plies the rivers roundtrip Portland, Oregon visiting towns and points of historical interest on a scenic weeklong river cruise stretching from the verdant west to Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America. All shoreside tours are included. A new wine cruise itinerary is offered on four departures.

Coastal Washington & British Columbia—In spring and fall, the 60-guest Wilderness Adventurer explores the islands and shoreline of coastal Washington and the 22-guest Safari Quest ventures north to explore British Columbia and Princess Louisa Inlet. Both adventure voyages sail from Seattle, Washington.

Travelers may uncover more details in the brochure. Kids in Nature cruises are planned for families traveling with children 12 and younger. Theme cruises – birding, craft beer, music, Lewis & Clark, marine biology, photography and wine—are peppered throughout the sailing calendar. Each vessel’s deck plan, cabin categories and amenities appear in the back of the brochure.

To book or to request additional information, contact your travel agent or Un-Cruise Adventures at 888-862-8881 or sales(at)un-cruise(dot)com.


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About Un-Cruise Adventures

Un-Cruise Adventures’ yachts and small ships carry 22-88 guests on voyages in Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Mexico’s Sea of Cortés, Columbia & Snake Rivers, coastal Washington and British Columbia and Galápagos Islands. Un-Cruise Adventures, under the parent company of InnerSea Discoveries Alaska Inc., is a member of Trusted Adventures, dedicated to the highest standards of small-group travel and to giving back to the places visited.

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Xand and Netfast Forge Strategic Managed Services Partnership

Xand Cloud and Data Center Resources Paired with Netfast IT Performance Optimization

Hawthorne, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014

Xand, the East Coast’s premier provider of cloud, managed services, colocation and disaster recovery announced today a joint partnership with Netfast Technology Solutions, a leading provider of innovative information technology solutions to help accelerate business growth and improve operational efficiency.

“We’re very excited to be joining forces with Netfast,” said Xand Senior Vice President of Sales John Holland. “With access to Xand’s broad platform of cloud and facilities-based data center resources, Netfast will be able to offer their clients the highest levels of infrastructure availability and managed IT services on the East Coast.”

The partnership agreement provides Netfast with access to Xand’s six data center facilities, strategically located away from coastal flood areas and urban threat zones in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massachusetts. Additionally, Netfast will be able to leverage the power, performance and flexibility of xCloud, Xand’s state-of-the-art customized cloud computing platform, along with proven Disaster Recovery and Managed Services solutions.

“Entering into this new partnership with Xand, Netfast is in a strong position to be able to offer our clients the very best in scalable cloud and colocation platforms,” said Joe Asady, Founder & CEO of Netfast. “With Netfast’s experience helping improve business agility and profitability. paired with Xand’s infrastructure assets and 24×7 support, our combined resources stand ready to aid IT decision makers in solving their most complex IT challenges.”

About Xand

Xand is the Northeast’s premier provider of highly resilient cloud, managed services, colocation, and disaster recovery. Its broad user base includes over 1200 clients spanning industries such as healthcare, financial services, education, manufacturing, telecom and technology. Since 1999, Xand has designed, built, and managed IT infrastructure services which allow enterprises to maximize their critical application performance and availability. With data centers spanning New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, Xand offers colocation, cloud, enterprise hosting, managed services, business continuity, disaster recovery and managed networking throughout the region via best-in-class facilities, engineering expertise, and commitment to customer service excellence. For more information, please visit

About Netfast

Founded in 1996, Netfast is an award winning digital economy IT services company providing innovative information technology solutions to help accelerate business growth and improve operational efficiency for customers nationally and internationally. In the past 17 years, Netfast has served over 60,000 customers worldwide with a variety of solutions including hardware, software, professional and managed services. Netfast’s award winning consultants, engineers and systems integrators possess OEM certifications in networking, cloud and data center, mobility, cybersecurity, Unified Communications, collaboration and big data. For more information, please visit

Netfast is a New York State Certified Minority Business Enterprise and holds a GSA IT Services Schedule 70 Contract from the US Federal Government.

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