Police not paid – ensure your teams are protected by professionals in Rio
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July 12, 2016
Huntsville, ONT. (TNWS) – There has been a spike in calls to private security firms by Canadian and international athletes and their teams who are preparing to leave for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, and are concerned about local police officers and firefighters, who are working under protest since they have not been paid for months.
At least two foreign TV news crews and two athletes; including one who is a Paralympian from Australia; were robbed of their equipment and money by street thugs and gangs who roam the streets of Rio, says Sunil Ram, President and Founder of Executive Security Services International (ESSI) that provides a wide-range of services including; Armed private security, bodyguards, close protection agents or even security drivers.
Ram says a number of international athletes and teams have contacted him and his licensed staff to provide professional security coverage while they are competing in Rio.
Dozens of that city’s police officers and firefighters recently took to Rio International Airport with a large sign that read: “Welcome to Hell. Police and firefighters don’t get paid; Whoever comes to Rio de Janeiro will not be safe.”
The lack of cash has also grounded Rio’s fleet of police helicopters and half its police cars in a bid to save on gas.
“The demand for executive security services has jumped in recent weeks due to continuing work disruption and protests by police officers who are disgruntled because they have not been paid,” he says. “I was recently in the area and experienced first-hand how terrible the situation is.”
Ram, who has been in the security field for more than 25-years, says some foreign delegations are not taking chances and are hiring security companies as a precautionary measure to protect their high-priced athletes.
“International teams are not taking chances and want to protect their athletes, coaches and other staff in Rio,” warns Ram, who is widely-respected in the business and is often called upon by Media Outlets for his views. “The threat of providing the best security for their squads, coupled with the Zika virus are presenting quite a challenge for teams.”
ESSI’s staff includes former government, law enforcement and individuals from elite counter-terrorism units who currently work globally providing high-risk protective-security services.
Their Close Protection Teams have provided services for VIPs attending the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Olympic Games, international celebrities and businessmen. They also provide security for Board or Directors or Annual General Meetings, executive security, pageant security, award ceremonies, dignitary protection, witness protection or court hearings.
The 2016 Summer Olympics is the world’s largest international sporting event that is held every four years. It will be attended by as many as 500,000 people from more than 100 countries.
Some 85,000 Brazilian police and soldiers are slated to be deployed in Rio during the Olympic Games that runs from August 5-21.
For more information, please contact
Director of Operations.
He can be reached by email at email@example.com or visit our Website at www.executivesecurity.ca/
Or by phone at 705.788.1957
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Finding Dory to screen as charity fundraiser at NIFF 2016
MAY 12, 2016
NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. (TNWS) – The Niagara Integrated Film Festival is delighted to announce that a special charity screening of Disney•Pixar’s Finding Dory will take a prime space in this year’s festival lineup. This screening is made possible by the continuing generosity of Walt Disney Studios Canada, who last year provided the festival with a sneak preview screening of the Academy Award winning Inside Out.
The overwhelmingly successful 2015 screening of Inside Out raised money in aid of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, a charitable cause that NIFF will once again be fundraising on behalf of. A significant portion of the box office revenue from this year’s screening of Finding Dory will go towards supporting the charity, whose mission statement is “To provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.” www.bgccan.com/
Finding Dory is the highly anticipated sequel to the Academy Award winning Finding Nemo (2003), and is the latest family feature from Pixar Animation Studios. The film reunites everyone’s favourite forgetful blue tang, Dory, with her friends Nemo and Marlin on a search for answers about her past. Director Andrew Stanton is back, along with Ellen DeGeneres and Albert Brooks, as well as a host of new characters, voiced by the likes of Ed O’Neill, Kaitlin Olson, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton and Idris Elba.
Also screening with Finding Dory is Piper, the new short film from Pixar that tells the story of a hungry sandpiper hatchling who ventures from her nest for the first time to dig for food by the shoreline. The only problem is, the food is buried beneath the sand where scary waves roll up onto the shore. Piper is directed by Alan Barillaro.
NIFF’s charity screening of the film will take place on June 17 in Partridge Hall, at the newly completed FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, in downtown St Catharines.
Tickets for this year’s festival are now on sale https://niagarafilmfest.com/
About the Niagara Integrated Film Festival
The Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) is the brainchild of Toronto International Film Festival founder Bill Marshall. The festival partners with Niagara’s world-famous wineries to screen films under the summer sky in the breathtaking beauty of the region’s vineyards. More than 9,000 moviegoers savoured Niagara’s delectable wines paired with sumptuous food last summer with screenings of nearly 50 Canadian and international films. The summer of 2016 marks the festival’s third year. With ten Canadian premieres already secured including Meera Menon’s Equity, the Vincent Cassel-starring One Wild Moment, and Hong Kong crime thriller Trivisa, this year’s festival is not to be missed.
For further information, please contact
High Impact PR,
Come see the Fonz, top comics and wrestling stars at this year’s star-studded show
MAY 11, 2016
NIAGARA FALLS, ONT. (TNWS) – This year marks the 5th anniversary of Niagara Falls Comic Con and organizers are pulling out all the stops with iconic TVand movie characters, movie cars, prop exhibits, comic artists, seminars and more.
“We’re really excited to be celebrating our fifth anniversary, and promise to bring fans the biggest and best pop culture experience yet,” says Chris Dabrowski, Show Manager, of Niagara Falls Comic Con. “This year’s line up of star-studded celebrities and attractions will be sure to excite fans spanning all generations.
”Celebrities confirmed for the June 3 – 5 event include: Henry Winkler (The Fonz); Kevin Smith; Jason Mewes; Kevin Dillon from Entourage; Walter Koenig (Star Trek); C.J. Graham) Jason Voorhees; Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy); Verne Troyer (Mini Me: Austin Powers); Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor Who); Tom Payne (The Walking Dead); Caroll Spinney (Big Bird & Oscar The Grouch); The Original Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno; Doug Bradley (Pinhead: Hellraiser), and a Legends of Wrestling Reunion including Shawn Michaels, Ricky Steamboat, Hillbilly Jim, Howard Finkel and Jake The Snake Roberts, and many more!
“This year’s event features some of pop cultures biggest names. Kevin Smith & Jason Mewes will be together on stage performing a Jay & Silent Bob Get Old LIVE Podcast on the Saturday of the three-day weekend event. “This is a rare treat for fans, and tickets for that event are limited, so we encourage fans to get theirs fast before they sell out.”
The much-anticipated Niagara Falls Comic Con will feature more than 200,000 square feet of comics, artists, pop culture and geek-related memorabilia, as well as an 1980s Video Game Zone, Falls Horror Fest, TV / Movie Cars including The General Lee, the largest Jaws movie prop collection in the world, Superheroes, Costume Contests, photo-ops and more.
“It is a very family and fan-friendly event,” says Dabrowski. “Fans are super excited about the show, which features many popular celebrities and keeps on getting bigger every year.”
Niagara Falls Comic Con is presented by Niagara College Canada and takes place from June 3 – 5, 2016 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, at 6815 Stanley Ave., Niagara Falls, Ontario.
Tickets start at $25 and are available online at www.nfcomiccon.com or at the door on the days of the show.
For further information, please contact
Niagara Falls Comic Con, Show Manager.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 2016
Toronto, ONT. (TNWS) – Business is on the rise at the much-anticipated Bakery Showcase 2016, which will feature top names in the industry starting this Sunday, May 1 and running until Tuesday May 3, at the International Centre, at 6900 Airport Rd., Toronto.
About 5,000 industry professionals are expected to attend the Bakery Showcase, which will feature new education programmes, enhanced B2B business opportunities and a new Knowledge Centre to support Canada’s baking industry’s efforts in delivering innovative and nutritious products to our consumers.
The Bakery Showcase, that takes place every two years, is Canada’s largest and only industry trade show and conference with some 100,000 square-feet of exhibits featuring baking ingredients, equipment, services, technology and finished baked goods.
“The Bakery Showcase keeps innovating and attracting more people every year,” says Paul Hetherington, President and CEO, Baking Association of Canada (BAC). “There are many new and exciting speakers this year and there will be plenty for people to see and experience.”
Hetherington says the BAC is Canada’s largest baking industry trade association that represents the country’s $8.6 billion commercial, retail and in-store bakeries. Its members represents more than 80% of the nation’s production capacity within the industry producing a wide range of products including breads and rolls, cakes, pastries, cookies and other sweet goods with semi-finished & frozen products.
On the agenda on Sunday May 1, from 11 am to 12 am, is the amazing “Road to Paris” story by Alan Dumonceaux, Captain of Bake Team Canada, as he relives his team’s triumphs in getting to the Baking World Cup.
On Monday May 2, from 9:30 am to 10:30 am, Harold Lloyd, who is well-known for his consumer studies, will talk about productivity and 24-ways to build sales in an engaging presentation called “Holy Donuts Batman.”
From 10:45 am to 12 noon, Lloyd will lead a Baker Panel discussion on where the industry is today and where it is heading.
On Tuesday May 3, from 9 am to 10 am, Dr. Joe Schwarcz, Director of McGill University’s “Office of Science and Society,” will provide the latest in nutritional advice; and from 10 am to 10:45 am Globe and Mail columnist Leslie Beck, who is a best-selling author and registered dietician, will talk about crafting a nutritional message and getting it heard.
Finally, our State of the Industry panel will explore how the baking industry in Canada and the U.S. are responding to both consumers and governments regarding today’s food and nutrition challenges.
Join about 5,000 industry professionals including bakers from retail, wholesale, commercial & in-store bakeries, grocery chains, restaurateurs, bakery cafes owners, caterers and other foodservice outlets for the Bakery Showcase. The trade show floor is almost 100,000 square feet, with vendors from across Canada, the U.S. and a few International showcasing baking ingredients, baking equipment, services, technology and baked goods, including fresh, proof and bake, par-baked, freezer-to-oven, thaw and serve.
For more information, please contact
President and CEO,
Baking Association of Canada
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Porn Star Legend XXX Houston to appear at Naughty Expo Canada
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April 04, 2016
Toronto, ONT. (TNWS) – Adult entertainment fans in the GTA will be screaming for more.
The long-awaited Naughty Expo Canada that focuses on goods and services for adults in love will be stagng its first show on April 9 – 10, 2016 at 3850 Lake Shore Blvd., in Etobicoke.
Naughty Expo Canada is a consumer-based show that caters to the high-end of the adult entertainment sex market. Some top female adult porn stars and musical guests will entertain fans at our show, which offers something for most couples.
“There have been a lot of interest from the public and our fans are in for a treat,” promises David Parsons, founder of Naughty Expo Canada. “Our goal is to make this special event as cost-effective and enjoyable as possible for our fans.”
Parsons says the first 100 people will get a free swag bag with cool products and there will be door prizes and other great giveaways.
“One of the world’s top porn star will be joining us on stage,” he says. “We have all types of adult products for sale and many surprises lined up for fans.”
There will be fashion shows on the runway of the Main Stage, that will feature performances by entertainer Atomic Pixie Burlesque, with Kandy Face performing on April 9 at 11 am; and adult star XXX Houston, who will travel here from the U.S. to sign her book “Pretty Enough: The Story of the Gang Bang Queen” on April 10 from 1 to 4 pm.
There will also be a large assortment of erotic items and goods and services to purchase from our many exhibitors and vendors, who will be available to answer questions.
Get your VIP tickets in advance for $15 each for $20 at the door on both days. The event runs from 10 am to 5 pm daily and there are lots of free parking. The venue is located at 3850 Lake Shore Blvd. W., between Parklawn and Royal York Rds.
You can purchase via Paypal or E-transfer and we will send your tickets to you.
Event sponsored by Forever One Clothing, Pure Romance, Kloye’s Kloset, You n Me and Asian Bliss Cams.
For further information, feel free to contact:
Naughty Expo Canada
Tel- 647 773 6498
SOURCE-Naughty Expo Canada
Check out XXX Houston’s book link at http://www.amazon.com/Houston-Pretty-Enough-Story-Queen/dp/0615438350
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Canada’s Only National Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo
Toronto, ONT., (TNWS) – The long-awaited Sixth Annual Romance Travel Show Destination Wedding & Honeymoon Expo for those who are planning a destination wedding or honeymoon returns to Toronto next week Thursday to once again help brides and grooms make their holiday dreams come true.
The popular Romance Travel Show will take place on February 25, 2016 at Park Inn by Radisson Airport West & Grand Victorian Convention Centre, 175 Derry Road East, Mississauga. Doors open at 5:30 pm.
There will be dozens of leading exhibitors from top hotels, resorts, tour operators and popular tourist destinations; including Jamaica, Cuba, Barbados and St. Lucia.
“This an invaluable event that happens only once a year and has been gaining in popularity,” says Laurie Keith, President of Romantic Planet Vacations, which was established in 2004 and organizes the popular show. “People love the event because it’s Canada’s only national bridal show that caters to honeymooners and those planning destination weddings.”
The firm serves a niche market and stages successful yearly bridal shows in Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto.
“Almost 25% of all Canadian weddings are destination weddings and this trend is expected to continue to climb,” Keith says. “The reason for the popularity is that destination weddings are exotic, affordable, stress-free, can be a meeting grounds for guests and because it combines a holiday-family reunion.”
Brides and grooms will have the opportunity to learn about planning a destination wedding from the legal requirements to choosing the perfect destination. They will also have the chance to meet with wedding planners from around the world, hoteliers, airlines, tour operators, photographers, bridal shops specializing in destination weddings, unique invitation printing companies and many more suppliers.
There will be a lot to see and do.
From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. – attendees can meet exhibitors in a trade show format to seek their expertise. These include hoteliers, onsite wedding coordinators, tour operators, tourism boards, photographers, and bridal vendors.
At 7:30 pm: – there will be an hour-long presentation looking at different destination and resort options; working with an onsite wedding coordinator, steps of the planning process and tips on making your destination wedding or honeymoon dreams come true.
You can also meet with members of the Romantic Planet Vacations travel team for a free honeymoon or destination wedding one-on-one consultation.
There will be appetizers and door prizes for attendees; including a chance to win a FREE honeymoon.
For further information please contact:
President of Romantic Planet Vacations.
She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-255-2173.
Please feel free to visit our website for more information at www.romancetravelshow.com
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Thousands to attend 2nd Annual GTA Fall Psychic Fair & Expo
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October 28, 2015
Toronto, ONT. (TNWS) – Dozens of top psychics from around the world will be in Toronto this weekend for the 2nd Annual GTA Fall Psychic Fair & Expo that starts on Friday October 30, 2015 and runs until November 1, 2015 at the International Centre on Airport Road.
The gifted psychics, tarot and palm readers, mediums, clairvoyants and healers will join more than 100 vendors who will be offering their unique healing goods, products, services and advice at the long-awaited and popular event.
More than 5,000 visitors are expected to attend the three days of self-help fun and fulfilment and take part in more than 40 free lectures being given by international experts. There are also ongoing demonstrations taking place for visitors to experience.
“Our first show was a resounding success with great fans and non-stop wall-to-wall traffic,” says Stan Mallow, of First Star Enterprises, that organizes the well-attended event. “The feedback was very positive and visitors took the time to thank us for putting on such a great show that they really enjoyed.”
Mallow says the Fair is one of the largest in Canada and features many high-profile guests from across this country, the U.S., Europe, India and Jamaica.
Fans can meet Mother May, from Jamaica, a third-generation spiritualist medium who claims to be “born with the gift;” or obtain spiritual medium readings from Allison Boswell; computerized readings using Solar Fire software by AstroKat; talk to members of the Canadian branch of FIGU which represents Billy Meier who claims to be in contact with extraterrestrials or have a Native reading by Mohawk reader David Grey Eagle.
Fair-goers can also obtain palm and tarot readings and analysis; dream analysis and studies; compatibility matches, charts, lunar guides and much more.
There will also be for purchase a wide-range and assortment of healing crystals, stones, card decks, pendulums, jewelry, tapestry and other gifts.
The 2nd Annual GTA Fall Psychic Fair & Expo starts on Friday, October 30, 2015 and runs until November 1, 2015 in Hall Number 6 of the International Centre, at 6900 Airport Road, Toronto.
General admission is $15.00. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free with an adult. Parking is also free.
The Fair is open to the public on Friday from 4 pm to 9 pm; on Saturday from 10 am to 9 pm and on Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm.
A complete digital program guide and 2 for 1 discount admission info can be found on our Website at www.FSpsychicfairs.com
For further information contact
Founder and Organizer
2nd Annual GTA Fall Psychic Fair & Expo
By phone at 289-219-4737.or by e-mail at email@example.com
SOURCE: 2nd Annual GTA Fall Psychic Fair & Expo
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 7, 2015
Toronto, ONT. (TNWS) – These Games are Always on: The Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area (TOED BIA) is awarding 600 Entertainment District Gold Medals to its customers for dining, playing and shopping in the neighbourhood between July 10 and July 19, 2015.
The Entertainment District Gold Medals are being presented to customers by a promotions team at locations around the district. Customers will be awarded for simply enjoying the district – everything from “marathon lunches” (still out on the patio at 2 pm) – to “vertical swimming” (heading out despite a massive downpour.)
The team will be visiting as many locations as possible to engage customers in fun and playful spontaneous “medal ceremonies,” where winners will receive a specially-crafted medal.
Media photo opportunities are available of the presentation ceremonies as ecstatic winners are draped with their medals. The “surprise, awe and delight” of our customers as they receive an award will make entertaining and engaging footage.
Still photos and video of the TOED medal presentations are available online on our social media channels. The campaign will be promoted through the use of tent cards and coasters.
Jubilant gold medalists are also presented with a card that drives them to special offers online being offered by TOED businesses.
“We are very excited to connect with our customers and to let them know that they are all gold medal winners for visiting the District,” says Janice Solomon, Executive Director, of the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area. “These are the Games that are always on in the Entertainment District.”
Solomon says the TOED welcomes visitors attending the Pan Am Parapan Games to a ‘jewel in the heart of the City’.
About the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area:
Established in 2008, TOED’s mandate is to promote, improve and preserve a dynamic area of Toronto. Benefitting from economic, environmental and social factors driving downtown growth, the Entertainment District is in the midst of a renaissance, firmly establishing itself and a thriving and vibrant district for living, creating, working and entertainment. From Air Canada Centre to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Entertainment District includes many of Toronto’s most iconic buildings. In the heart of The District is the CN Tower, Steam Whistle Brewing, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, MetroCentre, Rogers Centre, Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre and TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Visit us at www.torontoed.com
For More Information, please contact
Janice Solomon, Executive Director
Toronto Entertainment District BIA
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Celebrating 64-years of tradition at the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival
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July 6, 2015
St. Catharines, ONT (TNWS) – The countdown is on for Niagara’s Largest Harvest celebration.
Join the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival for its 64th Annual Niagara Wine Festival that takes place from September 12 to 27, 2015.
Niagara is the proud home of Canada’s largest grape and wine industry and we welcome you to join the festivities.
The Festival Wine Route programming will launch on September 12 with the ever-popular harvest installment of the Wine Festival Discovery Pass. The Discovery Pass is your ticket to eight incredible wine and culinary experiences at participating wineries along the Niagara Wine Route.
On weekend two and three the harvest celebration continues in Downtown St. Catharines where historic Montebello Park presents six days of great live entertainment, seminars, family activities like the Mayor’s Grape Stomp, The Pied Piper Parade and Grapeland.
For two weekends, the Centre Stage will host a roster full of incredible Canadian talent. Popular local bands and Tribute bands will take to the stage including; The Caverners and Hotel California. And the Celebrity Luncheon, is not the only place to get your New Country music fix as Sundays will be hotter than ever with two New Country line-ups featuring a showcase of incredible Canadian Country talent including Autumn Hill and Two Small Pistols.
In iconic Montebello Park, the Fallsview Casino Resort hosts The Wine and Culinary Food Experience presenting more than 100 VQA wines for tasting along with local culinary favourites. And for an elevated park experience with all the comforts of a VIP area, join us in the Harvest Lounge with its private wine bar, seating, washrooms and specially-prepared charcuterie platters.
On Saturday “Educate Your Senses” Wine and Cheese Seminars presented by the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute (CCOVI) at Brock University will engage local winemakers, as well as the Dairy Farmers of Canada, in lively demonstrations, discussions and tastings.
The Meridian Grande Parade takes place on Saturday, September 26 and will be a “Harvest Street Party” celebrating 64-years of Grape and Wine traditions. Joining our drumline stop and show, the parade route will highlight the talents of marching bands, dance troops, floats and amazing performers.
Join our annual Harvest Drive to help our local food bank, Community Care. Don’t forget your non-perishable food items and help us to beat last year’s target of 8,500-lbs of food and 3,500-lbs of life essentials for those in need in our community.
Make plans now to join us in September for a Vintage Harvest celebration across the Niagara Region!
For further information, please contact:
Niagara Grape and Wine Festival
or visit us at www.niagarawinefestival.com
Our office is located at:
8 Church St., Suite 100,
St.Catharines, ONT., L2R 3B3.
2015 VQA Promoter At Large Award
Niagara New Vintage Festival
June 13 – 21, 2015.
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