Feature Release: Return to Panama Canal unlocks memories of Boston-based Coast Guardsman’s youth

Petty Officer 2nd Class Luis Perez, a crewmember aboard the 270-foot, Boston-based Coast Guard Cutter Spencer, stands aboard the Spencer Jan. 10, 2017 as the cutter transits the Panama Canal. It was exactly twenty years earlier that Perez departed Panama with his family to move to the United States. U.S. Coast Guard Photo

Story by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cynthia Oldham

On the 20th anniversary of his childhood departure from Panama, Coast Guard Petty Officer Luis Perez found himself in a familiar but immensely faraway place.

When he was five years old, Perez moved with his family from Puerto Rico to Panama where his father was a contractor at Howard Air Force Base. His family lived in Panama City, where Perez would often watch lights shining in the distance from the long line of ships waiting to transit the canal.

Little did Perez know, exactly twenty years later to the day, he would be on a ship crossing the canal – as a crewmember aboard the Boston-based Coast Guard Cutter Spencer.

Perez was 10 years old in January of 1997 when his family departed Panama and moved to the United States.

When he was old enough, Perez enlisted in the Coast Guard as a reservist where he served at Coast Guard Sector Saint Petersburg while he attended college.

“I joined the Coast Guard because I wanted to be part of a service with missions I am passionate about and directly serves the American people,” said Perez.

Upon graduating with his bachelor’s degree in history, Perez accepted temporary active duty orders to the Coast Guard’s Maritime Law Enforcement Academy, in South Carolina, where he served for three and a half years.

From there, Perez went on to provide support to units at the Special Missions Training Center in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and then at Port Security Unit 309, a rapid deployment force based in Port Clinton, Ohio.

Recently, Perez was offered the opportunity to integrate into full active duty and he seized the opportunity by accepting orders aboard the 270-foot Coast Guard Cutter Spencer.

As a member of the support team aboard Spencer, Perez plays an important behind-the-scenes role. He is an expert in coordinating financial logistics and making certain the cutter maintains necessary supplies and services to carry out Spencer’s missions, which include law enforcement, marine environmental protection, and homeland security.

“I chose to be a storekeeper because it’s a career that allows me to diversify on a number of career paths. It also provides me the opportunity to assist all other rates with logistical support to get the mission done,” Perez said.

Perez is also a qualified boarding team member and serves as a Spanish translator for migrant interdiction and non-compliant vessel pursuit operations.

The Spencer’s captain, Cmdr. Peter Niles, said Coast Guardsman like Petty Officer Perez is what makes the service so great.

Going through the Panama Canal is a bucket-list item for a lot of people, but seeing the transit though Perez’s eyes, after learning his history, made the crew proud to have him as a shipmate.

“It is easy to forget we are a melting pot of society, if we all take an extra moment to learn more about our shipmates, something not Coast Guard related, we see just how diverse and remarkable we all are as individuals, as we did with Petty Officer Perez’s story of perseverance,” Niles said.

When he looks into his future, Perez sees himself serving in the Coast Guard for years to come. He plans to eventually couple his life and service experience with his history degree to become a teacher.

“Had it not been for the Coast Guard, I would have not been able to return to the canal – a journey very few in this world can take,” he said. “Had it not been for living in Panama as a child, I would have not been so bold to take risks and embark in adventures like I have had in the Coast Guard.”

The day he went back to Panama, Perez saw his past and present come together, and said it is his Coast Guard experiences and memories of Panama that will guide him into future endeavors.

Saving Lives and Guarding the Coast Since 1790.
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PetSmart® Opens New Store in Encino

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Encino, Calif., located at 17150 Ventura Blvd. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Sat., Jan. 21, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Media and pet parents are encouraged to attend and to bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun!

The first 50 shoppers will receive a mystery gift card (values range from $5 up to $50) and all shoppers will receive free giveaways such as t-shirts, pet treat samples, pet toys and discount coupons.*

What:

    PetSmart Grand Opening celebration

When:

Sat., Jan. 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Where:

PetSmart, 17150 Ventura Blvd.

The new store features nearly 14,000 square feet of space, providing pet parents with a broad range of competitively priced pet food and a comprehensive line of pet products. The new store also offers useful services such as pet training and adoption services, as well as a full-service grooming salon where dogs and cats receive hands-on care from academy-trained, safety-certified stylists dedicated to making pets look and feel their best.**

PetSmart, The Adopt Spot™, is where people save pets and pets save people. Since its founding in 1987, PetSmart recognized the pet homelessness problem and made the decision to never sell dogs or cats. To help end pet homelessness and save lives, PetSmart joins PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart Charities™ of Canada and nearly 3,000 local animal welfare organizations across North America on a range of powerful adoption events in PetSmart stores.

PetSmart is a leader in ending pet homelessness through in-store adoptions that happen every day in its stores, and through National Adoption Weekends, held four times a year, where more than 20,000 pets find forever homes in a single weekend. Each year, millions of pets enter shelters across North America and some 3 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized.

Every PetSmart store, including this store in Encino, builds long-lasting relationships with local animal welfare organizations to utilize its stores as adoption centers. PetSmart and its adoption partners have reached a significant milestone – more than 7.2 million pets adopted since 1994! For every 30 seconds a PetSmart store is open a pet’s life is saved, totaling about 1,400 lives saved every day.

*All grand opening giveaways available while supplies last.
**Services are subject to availability. See store for details.

About PetSmart®

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 55,000 associates, operate approximately 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and 204 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products, and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

PetSmart® Opens New Store in Washington

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store in Washington, Mo., located at 3152 Phoenix Center Dr. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Sat., Jan. 21, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Media and pet parents are encouraged to attend and to bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun!

The first 50 shoppers will receive a mystery gift card (values range from $5 up to $50) and all shoppers will receive free giveaways such as t-shirts, pet treat samples, pet toys and discount coupons.* The store’s adoption partner, Dog Saver Rescue, will have dogs available for adoption during the grand opening festivities.

What: PetSmart Grand Opening celebration

When: Sat., Jan. 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Where: PetSmart, 3152 Phoenix Center Dr.

The new store features more than 18,000 square feet of space, providing pet parents with a broad range of competitively priced pet food and a comprehensive line of pet products. The new store also offers useful services such as pet training and adoption services, as well as a full-service grooming salon where dogs and cats receive hands-on care from academy-trained, safety-certified stylists dedicated to making pets look and feel their best.**

PetSmart, The Adopt Spot™, is where people save pets and pets save people. Since its founding in 1987, PetSmart recognized the pet homelessness problem and made the decision to never sell dogs or cats. To help end pet homelessness and save lives, PetSmart joins PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart Charities™ of Canada and nearly 3,000 local animal welfare organizations across North America on a range of powerful adoption events in PetSmart stores.

PetSmart is a leader in ending pet homelessness through in-store adoptions that happen every day in its stores, and through National Adoption Weekends, held four times a year, where more than 20,000 pets find forever homes in a single weekend. Each year, millions of pets enter shelters across North America and some 3 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized.

Every PetSmart store, including this store in Washington, builds long-lasting relationships with local animal welfare organizations to utilize its stores as adoption centers. PetSmart and its adoption partners have reached a significant milestone – more than 7.2 million pets adopted since 1994! For every 30 seconds a PetSmart store is open a pet’s life is saved, totaling about 1,400 lives saved every day.

*All grand opening giveaways available while supplies last.
**Services are subject to availability. See store for details.

About PetSmart®

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 55,000 associates, operate approximately 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 204 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

PetSmart® Opens New Store on James Island

PHOENIX–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PetSmart is pleased to announce the opening of a new store on James Island, S.C., located at 850 Folly Rd. To celebrate, PetSmart is having a grand opening event Sat., Jan. 21, starting with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Media and pet parents are encouraged to attend and to bring their four-legged friends to join in the fun!

The first 50 shoppers will receive a mystery gift card (values range from $5 up to $50) and all shoppers will receive free giveaways, such as t-shirts, pet treat samples, pet toys and discount coupons.* Charleston Animal Society and the store’s adoption partner, Pet Helpers, will have pets available for adoption during the grand opening festivities.

What:

    PetSmart Grand Opening celebration

When:

Sat., Jan. 21, 2016, 9:00 a.m.

Where:

PetSmart, 850 Folly Rd.

The new store features more than 19,000 square feet of space, providing pet parents with a broad range of competitively priced pet food and a comprehensive line of pet products. The new store also offers useful services such as pet training and adoption services, as well as a full-service grooming salon where dogs and cats receive hands-on care from academy-trained, safety-certified stylists dedicated to making pets look and feel their best.**

PetSmart, The Adopt Spot™, is where people save pets and pets save people. Since its founding in 1987, PetSmart recognized the pet homelessness problem and made the decision to never sell dogs or cats. To help end pet homelessness and save lives, PetSmart joins PetSmart Charities®, PetSmart Charities™ of Canada and nearly 3,000 local animal welfare organizations across North America on a range of powerful adoption events in PetSmart stores.

PetSmart is a leader in ending pet homelessness through in-store adoptions that happen every day in its stores, and through National Adoption Weekends, held four times a year, where more than 20,000 pets find forever homes in a single weekend. Each year, millions of pets enter shelters across North America and some 3 million healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized.

Every PetSmart store, including this store on James Island, builds long-lasting relationships with local animal welfare organizations to utilize its stores as adoption centers. PetSmart and its adoption partners have reached a significant milestone – more than 7.2 million pets adopted since 1994! For every 30 seconds a PetSmart store is open a pet’s life is saved, totaling about 1,400 lives saved every day.

*All grand opening giveaways available while supplies last.
**Services are subject to availability. See store for details.

About PetSmart®

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 55,000 associates, operate approximately 1,500 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, and 204 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel® dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products, and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year.

Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart
Find PetSmart on Facebook: www.facebook.com/PetSmart
See PetSmart on YouTube: www.YouTube.com/PetSmart

Des jeunes de la génération Y qui promeuvent la paix à Bogotá en Colombie ont reçu une subvention de The Coca-Cola Company

DAVOS, Suisse–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Un camp d’été créé par des jeunes de la génération Y pour promouvoir la paix et la réconciliation dans les zones dévastées par le conflit en Colombie a reçu le premier prix du concours 2016 « Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge ». Le projet de camp, appelé « Bakongo Paz », a été développé par les membres de la Communauté des Global Shapers, un réseau de jeunes du monde entier organisé par le Forum économique mondial. Il faisait partie de l’un des cinq programmes sociétaux ayant reçu 10 000 dollars chacun en financement d’accélération de The Coca-Cola Company.

L’installation, appelée Camp Bakongo, s’occupe d’enfants vulnérables et défavorisés ayant été touchés par le conflit en Colombie. Le personnel du camp se compose de jeunes Colombiens et de démobilisés qui sont également chargés de la gestion. Le Camp Bakongo crée un environnement propice à la consolidation de la paix, au partage et au travail d’équipe qui donne à la prochaine génération de Colombiens une base pour continuer sur la voie de la coopération.

Le concours Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge offre un financement d’accélération à des initiatives menées par la Communauté des Global Shapers du Forum économique mondial. Cinq subventions de 10 000 dollars sont octroyées en vue d’accélérer les projets les plus prometteurs et à plus fort impact.

Daniel Buriticá Córdoba, Global Shaper du centre de Bogotá et chargé du projet « Bakongo Paz » a affirmé : « L’un des principaux défis pour notre pays est de reconstituer le tissu social qui a été rompu après plus de cinq décennies de conflit. Nous sommes conscients que nous, les jeunes, devons faire un pas en avant et envoyer un message clair à notre société : malgré toutes les blessures et la douleur, il est possible de se réconcilier et de coexister pacifiquement. Avoir été choisi comme lauréat du premier prix du concours Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge est profondément motivant pour le centre de Bogotá. Cette reconnaissance ouvre la voie à la réalisation de notre rêve à court terme : offrir une version améliorée et renforcée de Bakongo Paz en 2017. »

Alfredo Rivera, président de Coca-Cola Amérique latine, a déclaré pour sa part : « Le système Coca-Cola s’est engagé à être un fervent défenseur des communautés colombiennes. Les Global Shapers de Bogotá en Colombie nous rappellent à tous l’importance de faire participer les jeunes générations lorsque l’on cherche à créer des solutions durables aux problématiques les plus difficiles du monde. »

Le projet « Bakongo Paz » du centre de Bogotá a remporté le vote populaire des membres de la Communauté des Global Shapers comme finaliste du concours Shaping a Better Future et celui d’un jury de haut niveau composé de dirigeants des secteurs public et privé comme lauréat du premier prix.

Le concours Coca-Cola Shaping a Better Future Grant Challenge a reçu la candidature de plus de 100 projets de centres de Global Shapers du monde entier cette année. En plus du centre de Bogotá lauréat du premier prix, quatre autres centres ont été choisis comme lauréats pour 2016 :

  • Ahmedabad en Inde, « Shaping Education » – Pour offrir des options d’éducation alternatives aux jeunes marginalisés en Inde.
  • Ho au Ghana, « The Water Purification Project (WPP) » – Pour améliorer l’accès à de l’eau potable propre de manière durable au Ghana.
  • Joinville au Brésil, « Politize! » – Pour améliorer l’éducation politique et civique par le biais de jeux interactifs en ligne ludiques pour les enfants scolarisés au Brésil.
  • Uyo au Nigeria, « Education for Sustainable Development » – Pour construire des bibliothèques et accroître l’accès aux matériels de lecture et à l’éducation des jeunes au Nigeria.

À propos de la Communauté des Global Shapers

La Communauté des Global Shapers est un réseau de centres créés et dirigés par des jeunes dont le potentiel, les réussites et leur besoin d’apporter leur contribution au service de leur collectivité sont exceptionnels. Il s’agit d’une initiative du Forum économique mondial.

À propos du Forum économique mondial

Le Forum économique mondial, engagé à améliorer l’état du monde, est une organisation internationale pour la coopération public-privé. Il collabore avec des politiciens et des chefs d’entreprise de premier plan ainsi qu’avec d’autres leaders de la société pour donner forme à des programmes mondiaux, régionaux et sectoriels. (www.weforum.org).

À propos de The Coca-Cola Company

The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE : KO) est la plus grande société mondiale de boissons, rafraîchissant les consommateurs avec plus de 500 marques de boissons gazeuses et plates et plus de 3 800 choix de boissons. Avec Coca-Cola en tête, l’une des marques les plus facilement identifiables et qui rapportent le plus au monde, le portefeuille de la société comprend 20 marques au chiffre d’affaires atteignant le milliard de dollars, dont 18 sont disponibles en version light, hypocalorique ou non calorique. Nos marques au chiffre d’affaires atteignant le milliard de dollars comprennent Diet Coke, Coca-Cola Zero, Fanta, Sprite, Dasani, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Del Valle, Georgia et Gold Peak. Grâce au plus vaste réseau de distribution de boissons au monde, nous sommes le numéro 1 des boissons gazeuses et plates. Les consommateurs de plus de 200 pays apprécient nos boissons et le nombre de ces boissons bues par jour dépasse 1,9 milliard d’unités. Déterminée à promouvoir la constitution de communautés durables, notre société concentre ses efforts sur le soutien d’initiatives qui réduisent son empreinte écologique, créent un environnement professionnel sécurisé et inclusif pour ses collaborateurs, et mettent en valeur le développement économique des communautés au sein desquelles elle exerce ses activités. Avec nos partenaires de mise en bouteille, nous nous classons parmi les 10 premiers employeurs privés dans le monde, avec plus de 700 000 associés au système. Pour plus d’informations, consultez le voyage de Coca-Cola sur www.coca-colacompany.com, suivez-vous sur Twitter sur twitter.com/CocaColaCo, visitez notre blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, sur le site www.coca-colablog.com ou retrouvez-nous sur LinkedIn sur www.linkedin.com/company/the-coca-cola-company.

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Stelmine doubles Courcy’s size

/EINPresswire.com/ — QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Jan 19, 2017) – Stelmine Canada Ltd. (« Stelmine ») (TSX VENTURE:STH) has increased the size of its Courcy property by 133 claims, bringing the overall number of claims to 309 and the total surface area to 161 km². Stelmine holds 100% of the rights on 207 claims and 90% on the remaining 102 which has a right of first refusal.

The Courcy property is located in the eastern part of the geological formation that gave rise to the world-class Éléonore mine, with proven and probable reserves of 4.3 million ounces of gold. The Courcy property is strategically located in a mining district that is largely unexplored but where drilling has shown gold content of 4.5 g/t over 42 m (including 12 g/t over 13.5 m). Maps are available on the www.stelmine.com web site.

“Our distinctive acquisition strategy involves taking an important stand on a new mining camp that could result in a major discovery”, says Stelmine President Isabelle Proulx.

About Stelmine

Stelmine is a restructuring junior Québec mining exploration company operating in North-East of Québec. Its capital stock consists of 17,953,884 issued and outstanding shares for a current market capitalization of $5.6 million.

Forward-looking statements

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Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its regulation services provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Retired Army Four-Star Joins MOAA Board of Directors

Retired Army Gen. Walter L. “Skip” Sharp

Retired Army Gen. Walter L. “Skip” Sharp

We’re very pleased to have a senior officer of General Sharp’s caliber serve on our board.

The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) today announced retired Army Gen. Walter L. “Skip” Sharp has joined its board of directors.    

The former commander of United Nations Command, Combined Forces Command and U.S. Forces Korea (UNC/CFC/USFK) will serve a six-year term as a senior member of the association’s 36-person board.

Sharp joins two other four-stars on the board: board Chair retired Marine Corps Gen. John J. “Jack” Sheehan and retired Navy Adm. Walter F. Doran.

“I have always admired MOAA’s mission of advocating for the military community and to never stop serving,” said Sharp. “I’m excited about the association’s direction and look forward to contributing to its continued success.”

“We’re very pleased to have a senior officer of General Sharp’s caliber serve on our board,” said MOAA President and CEO retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Dana Atkins. “The leadership and experience he brings from both the military and private sector will contribute greatly to the success of our association. I look forward to his mentorship and working closely with him in the future to realize our vision to be the leading association advocating on behalf of the military community.”

Sharp graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., in 1974 and was commissioned an armor officer. He has a Master of Science in operations research and system analysis from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Sharp commanded at all levels of the Army from company through division as well as joint commands. He served as the regimental commander 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Polk, La; assistant division commander for maneuver, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea; and division commander, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. He commanded troops in Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti and SFOR’s Multinational Division (North) in Bosnia.

At the joint level, Sharp served as vice director for Force Structure, Resources and Assessment, J-8, the Joint Staff, the director for Strategic Plans and Policy, J-5, the Joint Staff; and as director of the Joint staff.

Sharp retired in September 2011 after 37 years of service, last serving as commanding general UNC/CFC/USFK in Seoul from 2008-11. Since retiring from the U.S. Army, he has held the position of president and manager of Sharp Advice LLC, where he provides strategic and effective business- planning consulting services for various U.S. and foreign companies.

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World Famous Hoboken Mutzfest returns Jan. 29

HOBOKEN, N.J., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The fun-filled, gooey-goodness of Hoboken’s best mozzarella returns on Sunday, Jan. 29 with the 5th Annual Hoboken Mutzfest.

A celebration of the city’s most delicious mozzarella, Hoboken Mutzfest features some of the city’s top eateries serving up their own special homemade mozzarella and selection of signature menu items. This year Subaru, Suez and Polly-O are on board as the top sponsors helping to put on the best show ever.

All event proceeds benefit the Hoboken Family Alliance and its programs to support children with special needs, including Hoboken Bike Camp for individuals with disabilities, along with the organization’s community-wide philanthropic efforts.

Only Hoboken’s best mutz-makers are invited to participate in this annual classic that brings together local small businesses, community and the passion of mozzarella. The 2017 lineup:

M&P Biancamano, 1116 Washington St.
Margherita’s Pizza & Cafe, 740 Washington St.
Rosticeria da Gigi, 916 Washington St.
Tony Boloney’s, 263 1st St.
Vito’s Italian Deli, 806 Washington St.

We also invite individuals to put their homemade recipes in front of the experts to be judged. Enter to be part of the Mutzfest Challenge to see how experts judge your recipe. Register today and three lucky winners receive two general admission tickets to the event. www.mutzfest.com

The day, emceed by comedian Dan Frigolette, includes a cannoli-eating contest, Sinatra Sing-A-Long contest, entertainment by Frank Sinatra impersonator, Eric DeLauro, and a fun-filled day for people of all ages. Subaru will have an up close and personal look at the All-New Subaru Impreza. 98.7 ESPN and its street team will also be on hand with sports insights and giveaways while Fresh 102.7’s street team will provide music for those waiting to enter. The VIP menu will be provided by Losurdo Bros. Deli.

Tickets are on sale now at all participants while supplies last. General admission tickets are $25.

SOURCE Hoboken Mutzfest

Constantine Closes Sale of Mineral Claims for CDN$4.5 million plus Royalties

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA — (Marketwired) — 01/19/17 — Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: CEM) (“Constantine” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce it has completed the sale of mineral claims to Lake Shore Gold Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tahoe Resources Inc. (see News Release dated November 7, 2016). Constantine has received CDN $4.5 million cash and a 100% interest in the Munro claim that is contiguous to Constantine’s Munro-Croesus claims.

The mineral claims that have been sold, known as the Horseshoe, Four Corners and the Meunier Add-on claims, are located adjacent to Lake Shore’s Fenn-Gib gold project in Ontario. They do not include Constantine’s neighboring Munro Croesus Gold Property that is renowned for its exceptionally high-grade past production, or the Golden Mile Property, which collectively represent a rare opportunity to control an extensive, high potential land position in the prolific Timmins gold camp. Constantine has retained a 1% Net Smelter Return Royalty (“NSR”) on the Horseshoe claims, which are located a few hundred meters west-northwest of the Fenn-Gib gold resource. Constantine also retain the rights to NSR buy-down provisions associated with the underlying property agreements on all of the properties sold to Lake Shore.

About the Company

Constantine is a mineral exploration company led by a proven technical team with a focus on premier North American mining environments. The Company’s principal asset is the high-grade Palmer Project in coastal Southeast Alaska, with an Inferred Mineral Resource of 8.1 million tonnes grading 1.41% copper, 5.25% zinc, 0.32 g/t gold and 31.7 g/t silver(i). The Project is being advanced as a Joint Venture between Constantine (51%) and Tokyo based Dowa Metals and Mining (49%), with Constantine as operator. Constantine also controls a portfolio of high-quality, 100% owned, gold projects in the Timmins camp Ontario. This includes the large, well located Golden Mile Property in Timmins and the Munro Croesus Gold Property that is renowned for its exceptionally high-grade past production. Management is committed to providing shareholder value through discovery, meaningful community engagement, environmental stewardship, and responsible mineral exploration and development activities that support local jobs and businesses.

Please visit the Company’s website (www.constantinemetals.com) for more detailed company and project information.

On Behalf of Constantine Metal Resources Ltd.

Garfield MacVeigh, President

(i) 8.125 million tonne inferred resource grading 1.41% copper, 5.25% zinc, 0.32 g/t gold and 31.7 g/t silver. See the Company’s news release date May 11, 2015 and available on www.sedar.com. Resource estimate utilizes an NSR cut-off of US$75/t with assumed metal prices of US$1200/oz for gold, US$18/oz for silver, US$2.75/lb for copper, and US$1.00/lb for zinc. Estimated metal recoveries are 89.6% for copper, 84.9% for zinc, 75% for gold (61.5% to the Cu concentrate and 13.5% to the Zn concentrate) and 89.7% for silver (73.7% to the Cu concentrate and 16% to the Zn concentrate) as determined from metallurgical locked cycle flotation tests. An “Inferred Mineral Resource is that part of a Mineral Resource for which quantity and grade or quality can be estimated on the basis of geological evidence and limited sampling and reasonably assumed, but not verified, geological and grade continuity. Confidence in the estimate is insufficient to allow the meaningful application of technical and economic parameters or to enable an evaluation of economic viability worthy of public disclosure.

Darwin Green, VP Exploration for Constantine Metal Resources Ltd. and a qualified person as defined by Canadian National Instrument 43-101 has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this release.

Notes:

Forward looking statements: This news release includes certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of Canadian securities legislation and “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (collectively “forward looking statements”).” Forward-looking statements include predictions, projections and forecasts and are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as “seek”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “plan”, “estimate”, “forecast”, “expect”, “potential”, “project”, “target”, “schedule”, budget” and “intend” and statements that an event or result “may”, “will”, “should”, “could” or “might” occur or be achieved and other similar expressions and includes the negatives thereof. All statements other than statements of historical fact included in this release, including, without limitation, statements regarding the expected. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Forward-looking statements are based on a number of material factors and assumptions. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from Constantine’s expectations include results of future resource estimates, future metal prices, availability of capital and financing on acceptable terms, general economic, market or business conditions, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, defects in title, availability of personnel, materials and equipment on a timely basis, accidents or equipment breakdowns, delays in receiving government approvals, unanticipated environmental impacts on operations and costs to remedy same, and other exploration or other risks detailed herein and from time to time in the filings made by the Company with securities regulators. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause such actions, events or results to differ materially from those anticipated. In making the forward-looking statements, the Company has applied several material assumptions. There can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate and accordingly readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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Celine Dion To Perform Original Song “How Does A Moment Last Forever” For Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Five-time GRAMMY® winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion will perform an all-new original song, “How Does A Moment Last Forever,”  for Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” The song will also be included on the film’s soundtrack.

Written by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin”) and veteran lyricist and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (“The Lion King,” “Evita”), “How Does A Moment Last Forever” is an emotional ballad about holding onto life’s precious moments. Portions of the song are performed throughout the film and interpolated into the underscore before Dion’s full-length version debuts in the film’s custom main-on-end title design.

Says Dion, “Being a part of the original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was such a magical experience in my life, and I’m truly honored to be a part of this film again.”  

President of Music for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production, Mitchell Leib, approached the artist on behalf of the project with the idea of recording one of the three new songs written for the film. “Celine was the unanimous choice of the filmmakers and studio to perform this song,” says Leib, “And everyone involved with the film is thrilled she agreed to be part of this new live-action adaptation.”

Dion originally performed the duet “Beauty and the Beast” – featuring Menken’s haunting melody and two-time Oscar-winner Howard Ashman’s unforgettable lyrics – with Peabo Bryson for the animated film. The song became an instant classic and went on to receive an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and three GRAMMY Awards.

Menken also provides the film score along with new recordings of the classic songs from the animated film written by himself and Ashman. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. The pre-order is available now at http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrkP.

About the film:

The story and characters audiences know and love come to spectacular life in the live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic “Beauty and the Beast,” a stunning, cinematic event celebrating one of the most beloved tales ever told. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s father; Josh Gad as LeFou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Ewan McGregor as Lumière, the candelabra; Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe, the wardrobe; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; Hattie Morahan as the enchantress; and Nathan Mack as Chip, the teacup; with Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.

Directed by Bill Condon based on the 1991 animated film “Beauty and the Beast,” the screenplay is written by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos and produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman, p.g.a. and Todd Lieberman, p.g.a. with Jeffrey Silver, Thomas Schumacher and Don Hahn serving as executive producers. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.

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SOURCE Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures