Rocky Mountain Health Plans Announces Official Sponsorship of the Colorado Rapids

Grand Junction, CO (PRWEB) April 16, 2014

Rocky Mountain Health Plans (RMHP) is pleased to announce a three-year sponsorship as the Official Health Insurance Partner and # 1 Supporter of the Colorado Rapids, winner of the 2010 MLS Cup.

In the 2014 season, RMHP will host several Colorado Rapids halftime promotions and healthy living initiatives at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, CO, including a healthy eating menu located at arena concessions. Fans can also purchase RMHP Healthy Meal Plan ticket packages, which contain two healthy eating menu options, two waters, and two tickets for special pricing of $ 99.00 and $ 50.00.

In April, RMHP and the Colorado Rapids Street Team will be coming to a town near you with fun and exciting, interactive activities to inspire fans to get active and live a healthy lifestyle.

We are excited to partner with the Colorado Rapids and look forward to expanding our wellness initiatives to Rapids fans throughout Colorado with the Street Team, said Nicole Ornelas, Director of Strategic Analysis and Development. This is a partnership that truly resonates with the RMHP goal to support fitness and health in our local communities.

For more information about our partnership and upcoming collaborative community events, visit, or connect with RMHP on social media @RMHPColorado on Facebook, @RMHP on Twitter, @rmhpColorado on Pinterest, and @rmhpcolorado on Instagram.

About Rocky Mountain Health Plans

Founded in 1974 in Grand Junction, Colorado, as a locally owned, not-for-profit organization, Rocky Mountain Health Plans uniquely understands the needs of Colorado and the people who live here. We provide access to affordable, quality health care enabling our more than 220,000 members to live longer, healthier lives. For more information, visit

About Colorado Rapids

Established on October 17, 1995, the Colorado Rapids have achieved success both on and off the field, including the teams first MLS Cup championship in 2010. A leader in the community, the Rapids participate in many initiatives and causes, raising tens of thousands of dollars annually for Kroenke Sports Charities. The extensive Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer Club also provides opportunities for children to develop as players and people in a challenging, supportive, and safe environment. Based at Dicks Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, the Rapids are a part of Kroenke Sports and Entertainment, owned and governed by E. Stanley Kroenke. More information on the team is available at

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Car Insurance for Teenaged Drivers Doesn’t Need to be Expensive

When you are youthful, perhaps one of the most exciting issues to look ahead to is the day you get your driving licence. Their thoughts are thinking about the areas they’ll go and friends they’ll see, but as a parent, your mind is probably thinking about the hazards and disbursement of having a teenaged motorist.

Regrettably, teens are mathematically the most likely age-group to find yourself in a collision. It is because they have less experience on the road, less whim control, more of a feeling that it “can’t happen to them’, more distractions, and they sometimes do not make the finest choices. Due to this, insurance providers bill teenaged drivers the most when it comes to vehicle insurance. Thus they need to bill risky drivers more for insurance to cover the higher likelihood that they’ll be paying claims.

Discount Vehicle Insurance for Adolescents

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Scripps College Presents Annual Senior Art Show, Showcasing Original Art by Students

Claremont, CA (PRWEB) April 12, 2014

Misc., the annual senior art show highlighting the final thesis projects of graduating studio art majors, will be on display from May 2 to May 17 at the Scripps College Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. An opening reception is scheduled May 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Bixby Courtyard. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.

Misc. features paintings, photography and mixed media works exploring such varied themes as race and gender identity, urban landscapes and abstraction. The exhibition is a juried show displaying the achievements of a diverse group of artists who worked throughout their senior year in anticipation of the event. In addition to creating the works displayed, the students conceptualized the show, installed their pieces, wrote artist statements and managed the publicity for the exhibition.

This years featured seniors are: Nic Chan, Audrey Howell, Chloe Dobbert , Will Yandell , Allison Riegle, Annie Aqua, Dominique J. Smith, Meridith Burchiel and Alex Trimm.

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery is located at Eleventh Street and Columbia Avenue, adjacent to Baxter Hall. During the exhibition, the Gallery is free of charge and open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, from 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, please contact the Gallery at (909) 607-3397 or visit the Gallery online.

About the Artists

Nic Chan: XING

Chan, who is from Hong Kong, uses digital images and paintings for her art piece, which examines how modern-day activists in China appropriate the language and propaganda of the Cultural Revolution to address contemporary societal concerns. My thesis work explores the intersections of sex, gender, and revolution in contemporary Chinese art, says Chan, who majored in studio art and minored in Chinese.

Audrey Howell: Enormity Series

A native of Seattle, Howell explores themes of abstract monstrosity in her large-scale acrylic paintings. I have a deep love for science fiction and fantasy and for the beauty of organic systems, says Howell, a studio art major who is also minoring in classical civilizations. I am fascinated with creating organic forms that are unusual and grotesque. Her paintings “hint at large aliens or mythical creatures, and also refer to the potential mutation and decay of the body, she says.

Chloe Dobbert: Two-Faced

Dobbert, a dual major of psychology at Claremont McKenna College and studio art at Scripps, describes her series of black-and-white photographs as being a behind-the-camera autobiography. Her still images play with lighting and angles. The photographs refer to the fact that people are not often walking in my shoes and seeing what I see, says Dobbert, who is from the San Francisco Bay area. What I see is not the way the world sees my images. Its a play on how I perceive my life and the world around me.

Will Yandell: The Tricycle Gang

Yandell, a dual economics major at Claremont McKenna College and studio art major at Scripps, created a sculptural installation to explore themes of male power structures. Using plaster bandages molded into the images of men, Yandell dressed the structures in jeans, sneakers and sweatshirts. The structures appear to stand in the middle of a playground with tricycles nearby. The tricycles represent boys bonding with one another to create neighborhood gangs that assert their dominance at a playground. The Tricycle Gang explores the power structures that develop among boys and that continue into adolescence and adulthood, says Yandell, who is from Ross, Calif.

Allison Riegle: Rieglematica

Over the winter break, Riegle lived with a family in Texas that restores defunct chemical photo booths, and she served as their apprentice as part of her senior thesis. In that time, Riegle restored her own photo booth, which has since made its way to California and will serve as the centerpiece of her art installation. Riegle, an art major, has taken a series of self-portraits within the booth and those images will also be displayed. Her art piece examines voyeurism, the male gaze and female occupation of space, says Riegle, who is from Washington, D.C. Riegle views her work as a hybrid of performance art and self-portrait photography, which underscore her experience growing up in the public eye.

Annie Aqua: Untitled

A studio art major and anthropology minor, Aqua’s thesis is inspired by the experience of driving through the Los Angeles freeways. Her project consists of animations made from digitally-altered photos of freeways, which deconstruct and de-familiarize the iconic structures. I wanted my own intervention to disorient the viewer, says Aqua, who is from Denver, Colo. Theyre beautiful structures; seemingly everlasting elements of the urban landscape, and I want to explore possibilities of deconstructing them.

Dominique J. Smith: Body Politics

Through a series of photos, Smith probes the history of images of black bodies in the United States, beginning with stills that reference slavery to photos that call attention to contemporary prisons. Using photography as its base, this project artistically explores the relationship between African-Americans and the United States economy in the past and the present, and the way in which black bodies continue to be used as a means for monetary gain within our society, says Smith, who is from River Forest, Ill. I hope to a shed light on how much still needs to be done in terms of race relations in our country, says Smith, a dual major in art and media studies.

Alex Trimm: Shatter

Trimm has created a hanging installation of a dress made of tempered glass. I am exploring the constructs of beauty and the expectations placed on women to fit a particular standard of beauty, says Trimm, who is from San Diego. This piece highlights the danger of pursuing unattainable beauty standards. A studio art major with an art history minor, Trimm plans to install steps leading up to the hanging tempered glass dress to allow the viewer to experience the piece firsthand. Glass is beautiful, dangerous and alluring, she says. When you see broken glass youre urged to touch it, even though you know you shouldnt.

Meridith Burchiel: Still

For her project, Burchiel, who is from Portland, Ore., reviewed video clips of children as they tell imaginative stories. She found these children through her close network of family and friends. She froze various frames keeping her subjects still with their animated expressions. She then sketched those images on paper using ink or colored pencils. She often found herself struck by poignant moments, while listening to each childs personal narrative. I cannot tell you how much fun this project has been. The children are radiating with emotion frame by frame, says Burchiel, a studio art major. Ive had really good laughs.

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Pulitzer Prize Winner Paul Muldoon Returns to Lafayette

Easton, PA (PRWEB) April 11, 2014

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Muldoon is coming to Lafayette College on Wednesday, April 16. He is the featured poet for the 20th anniversary of the Colleges H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition and will read from his work following readings by the winning students at 7 p.m.

The event, which is free and open the public, will take place in the Williams Center for the Arts. A reception and book signing will follow.

Earlier in the day at 4:10 p.m., Muldoon will host a question-and-answer session in the Marlo Room of Farinon College Center.

The winner of this years H. MacKnight Black Poetry Competition is Allentown resident Jasmine Jay, a senior English major, for Two-Dimensional Jesus. Honorable mentions include senior April Barry, a double major in English and international affairs from Point Pleasant, N.J., for The Penguin Figurines and Henna Cho, a senior double major in English and psychology, from Demarest, N.J. for Twin.

Muldoon has published over 30 collections and won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2003 and the T.S. Eliot Prize. He served as the first outside judge of the MacKnight Black contest in 1994.

In honor of the 20th anniversary, several professional poets who previously won campus poetry contests will take part in the Alumni Poets Reading 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, in room 104 of Kirby Hall of Civil Rights. The reading, which will include a panel discussion about the writing life, features Ross Gay 96, Leslie Ann Hobayan 95, Leslie Sysko 97, and Yolanda Wisher 98.

Lafayettes celebration of National Poetry Month will close with a New Writers Cabaret, featuring poems and fiction pieces written by creative writing students at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29 in the faculty dining room of Marquis Hall.

Open to seniors, the MacKnight competition is named for H. MacKnight Black, a graduate of 1916, who at the time of his death in 1931, was one of Americas most significant poets.

This is also the inaugural year of Lafayettes Creative Writing House on Monroe Street. The three students who live there plan to create programming for slam poetry competitions and open mic readings for poets, fiction writers, and other imaginative writers.

National Poetry Month events at Lafayette are sponsored by the Department of English, Dean of the College, the Office of the Provost, and Friends of Skillman Library.


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Lafayette is a highly selective, national liberal arts college in Easton, Pa. with 2,400 students and 215 full-time faculty, offering a wide variety of undergraduate degree programs including engineering.


Kathleen Parrish

Associate Director of Media Relations

Lafayette College

Communications Division

Easton, PA 18042

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Gold Club San Francisco Presents World Welterweight Championship Pacquiao vs. Bradley 2

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 09, 2014

The title bout between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley is set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, and Gold Club is the place to view it. The HBO pay-per-view undercard includes Allakhverdiev vs. Vargas, Beltran vs. Martinez and Vasquez vs. Felix.

Pacquiao and Bradley will face each other in a rematch to compete for the World Welterweight Championship. These veterans have a habit of putting on a good fight, and this one is sure to be no different. The featured preliminary fight will have Khabib Allakhverdiev facing Jessie Vargas.

Customers who choose to view the fight at Gold Club will get to see it on the largest HD screen in San Francisco. Gold Club knows how to screen a fight the right way, and fans know theres no better way to see this exciting fight which is sure to be a knockout. Boxing fans should not miss out on this opportunity. To reserve a table, visit

Gold Club has the perfect atmosphere for watching boxing fights, said Axel Sang, director of marketing for BSC Management. With fantastic drinks, beautiful entertainers, and not to mention the huge HD screens, our customers love coming in to watch boxing fights like this one.

Find out more about this World Welterweight Championship viewing event and more by visiting Gold Clubs website or calling 415-536-0300.

Boilerplate/About Us: Gold Club is San Franciscos premier gentlemans club, featuring some of the most beautiful entertainers in the area. Conveniently located in walking distance of Moscone Convention Center and the Museum of Modern Art, Gold Club is the number one destination for quality adult entertainment. With world class entertainers, full-service dining, personalized bottle service, a complimentary lunch buffet, private rooms and the top DJs and MCs, Gold Club has everything their guests look for in a strip club and much more. Gold is open 11:30-2 a.m Monday through Friday, 7 p.m. afterhours on Saturday and 7 p.m. 2 a.m. Sunday. For more information, visit their website at

Cutting-Edge Fashion Crowd Commerce Site Crowdemand Launches Today

NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) April 08, 2014

In a creative twist on e-commerce, crowdfunding, and social media, Crowdemand is a new fashion technology platform launching today at twelve noon that connects consumers directly to the designers they love on their desktop, tablet, and mobile device. Established contemporary designers present pieces via the pioneering crowd commerce website, with consumers ultimately deciding which designs go into production. Crowdemand will feature select brands such as Cynthia Rowley for their launch, with the New York City based label Whit, and Brazilian designer Meskita to follow.

Designers showcase exclusive products on Crowdemand with price-points between $ 250 – $ 2000. Each piece will fit into three categories: Celebrity Spotting, where designers will recreate an item worn by a celebrity, Backed by Popular Demand, where designers create popular pieces from past seasons, and New Demands, which are new exclusives for the coming seasons. This business model is the only one of its kindcurrently designers, fashion e-commerce sites, and brick and mortar stores can only offer a selection of merchandise that has already been produced, and when the inventory runs out youre out of luck.

Each designer individually determines the minimum number of orders required for a design to go into production, and to maintain exclusivity, Crowdemand sets a maximum number of orders that can be placed. Crowdemand will also take photos and edit the images of each design, at no cost to the designer. Next the users, or crowders can pre-purchase the designs during a determined two-week campaign period, spreading the word via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and other social media platforms, knowing that with the power of the crowd the design will get made. During the campaign process each design has a progress circle letting crowders and designers know how close they are to reaching their production goal. Once enough crowders have pre-purchased the design, Crowdemand places an order with the designer, and products are shipped domestically and internationally within eight to sixteen weeks right to each crowders door. All items in original condition can be returned within 30 days, and as a bonus, for the next two weeks users who sign up and share Crowdemand with their friends will be rewarded with a $ 25 credit for every friend that signs up.

This retail model is the future; it bridges the gap between consumer and designer, bringing unparalleled benefits to both parties which are unavailable within traditional retail models, explains Liat Cohen, VP of Business Development at Crowdemand.

Both participating and future designers are excited to become a part of this unique platform because it solves a myriad of the industrys inventory and production cost issues. Fashion houses place orders based on projections, but Crowdemand offers designers the chance to assess demand and capture pre-orders before any pieces go into production, as well as the real-time insight of what their customers, not department store buyers, are interested in wearing.

Consumers are generally sold to, not listened to, and by engaging with Crowdemand they are heard loud and clear. By leveraging their social networks and enlisting their followers to help get designs made, they are becoming an integral part of the production process. The ground-breaking sales method of Crowdemand allows designers and customers to do what they do best: designers can create without the stress of production projections, while customers join in the process of creating an exclusive product in their size without ever having to search through racks for the right item. The future of retail lies in this model of crowd commerce, and Crowdemand is the first fashion e-commerce site to offer it.

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MetaCommunications to Showcase New Brand Management Capabilities at the Fuse Conference

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 07, 2014

MetaCommunications will be demonstrating several new brand management and creative workflow automation solutions to top brand and design executives at the 2014 Fuse Conference taking place April 7-9 in Chicago, IL. Workgroups DaVinci, its flagship product, gives organizations the single, integrated tool they need to lead creative production for brand campaigns.

“We’re excited to showcase our full brand solution to such a prestigious and forward-thinking audience,” said Katrina Otis, Vice President of Sales. “This event allows us to demonstrate the unique brand management features of Workgroups DaVinci that help organizations save time and produce world-class artwork while ensuring brand compliance.”

Workgroups DaVinci automates numerous brand processes including creative production, marketing planning, vendor management, and brand asset management, improving productivity while maintaining full control of the brand. The software improves collaboration and project transparency for stakeholders throughout the organization and gives brand managers the ability to create brand-approved digital art libraries and spec sheets.

MetaCommunications will be sponsoring a session on Monday at 3 pm (CST) entitled How Process Leads to Brand and Design Innovation, where William Dickson of Haney, Inc. will present how top brands are empowering creative talent to drive innovation.

Live demonstrations of Workgroups DaVinci and several of its other brand productivity products will be ongoing at the conference. Attendees can schedule a meeting with a MetaCommunications representative in advance by visiting the MetaCommunications Events page.

About MetaCommunications

MetaCommunications develops productivity apps for marketing, creative, and production. With over 1000 customer sites worldwide, MetaCommunications has the solid experience and range of solutions to quickly help any organization take their productivity to the next level through improved processes, workflows, and communications. For more information about MetaCommunications, please visit

The West Virginia University Child Learning Center Receives National Designation

Morgantown, WV (PRWEB) April 05, 2014

The NAEYC Accreditation system was created to set professional standards for early childhood education, and to help families identify high-quality preschools, child care centers and other early education programs. To earn NAEYC Accreditation, the staff at the WVUCLC completed an extensive self-study process measuring the program and its services against the ten NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and more than 400 related Accreditation Criteria. The program received NAEYC Accreditation after an on-site visit by NAEYC Assessors to ensure that the program meets each of the ten program standards. NAEYC Accredited programs are also subject to unannounced visits throughout the duration of their accreditation, which lasts for five years.

The NAEYC Accreditation system has set voluntary professional standards for programs for young children since 1985. In September 2006, the Association revised program standards and criteria to introduce a new level of quality, accountability, and service for parents and children in child care programs. Today, the new standards reflect the latest research and best practices in early childhood education and development. NAEYC is committed to utilizing the newest studies and analysis on positive child outcomes to ensure young children continue receiving the highest-quality care and education possible.

In the 25 years since NAEYC Accreditation was established, it has become a widely recognized sign of high-quality early childhood education. More than 7,000 programs are currently accredited by NAEYC approximately 8 percent of all preschools and other early childhood programs. According to Rhian Evans Allvin, Executive Director of NAEYC, The NAEYC Accreditation system raises the bar for child care centers and other early childhood programs.

The West Virginia University Child Learning Center currently serves over 200 children, ranging in age from three months to eleven years. The center offers a safe and healthy academic learning environment that focuses on social skills, arts, literacy awareness, music and games, structured play and group activities.

Hildebrandt Learning Centers is a leader in developing and managing early learning centers in Pennsylvania, and the middle-Atlantic region of the United States for over 20 years. Presently, Hildebrandt operates 43 early learning programs and 2 adult day services centers.

HLC is committed as an organization to provide children and their families with the finest in early childhood education programs. This commitment is demonstrated by their efforts to achieve National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) accreditation for their centers. Presently, 31 Hildebrandt centers are accredited by NAEYC with several centers awaiting their accreditation review.

For more information about NAEYC Accreditation, visit

To learn more about Hildebrandt Learning Centers, please visit, email info(at)hildebrandtlc(dot)com, or call them at 1.800.874.3461.

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