Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Big Fat Diver: The Unbelievable True Story of Loss, Weight Loss and Diving with Greg Louganis


Big Fat Diver
by Alex Mackey
Publisher: Oh, Rio! Productions
Release Date: February 23, 2016
Contact: Alex Mackey
Phone: 310.902.6930
In his book, Big Fat Diver, entrepreneur Alex Mackey shares his uplifting story of heartbreak, weight loss and becoming a college diver at age 43.

Torrance, CA - February 24, 2016: Those who believe that it is too difficult or late in life to begin following their passions, should read the personal story of Alex Mackey, who at the age of 40, after suffering a great loss began his journey into competitive college diving.

The book entitled Big Fat Diver, begins as Alex and his wife Janice give birth to their son Seth, who was born prematurely and spends his first five months in the NICU. Due to an unexpected circumstance, Alex’s life takes a turn for the worse and he becomes obese as he eats his way through the stress.

“Writing Big Fat Diver has been therapeutic in a way,” explained Alex Mackey. “It helped me realize that no matter what struggles we go through, things are eventually resolved. What shapes our character, is how we react to those challenges. I can be a better person by recognizing the trial and making a conscious decision to turn it into a positive rather than complain and ask myself, why me?”

Despite feeling heartbroken, Alex decides to turn his life around. He embarks on an inspiring weight loss journey, enrolls in diving classes at the local community college and is able to lose over 70 pounds. Alex soon develops a passion for diving and at age 40, decides he wants to join a local diving team and potentially make it to the California State Diving Championships. 

A week after joining the local college diving team, Alex tore both of his rotator cuffs during a bad dive and had to undergo two major surgeries. His dream of competitive diving was put on hold for over two years but once fully recovered, Alex sought out the noted American Olympic Diver, Greg Louganis and an unlikely friendship developed.

Greg Louganis became Alex’s personal diving coach and helped land him a spot on the El Camino College Diving Team in January 2016. Alex participated in his first dive meet on February 20, 2016, where he won both the 3-meter board and 1-meter board competitions. Alex is currently striving to make it to the College State Diving Championships in May 2016.

“Winning both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards at my very first meet feels like it validates this whole journey into diving at such a late age,” explained Alex. “I hope this can be an inspiration to others that it is never too late to do something great.”

Big Fat Diver takes readers through the inspirational and heartwarming story of Alex Mackey as he transforms from a fat soccer dad to a competitive college diver. The book is currently available on Amazon for Kindle eBook and iBooks, where readers have access to exclusive video segments and diving fails.

To find out more information about Alex Mackey and his book Big Fat Diver, visit his website and blog at

About the Author:
Alex Mackey owns two businesses, an after-school arts program teaching students and a professional video production company. His production job has enabled Alex to work with a number of celebrities such as Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Duvall and Sandra Bullock and large corporations including Ferrari, Procter & Gamble and Lacoste. Despite having already earned his Bachelor’s Degree, Alex is currently enrolled at El Camino College so he can be on the diving team. Juggling two businesses, a family and dive training, Alex is almost always late for class.


Big Fat Diver: The Unbelievable True Story of Loss, Weight Loss and Diving with Greg Louganis

In his book, Big Fat Diver, entrepreneur Alex Mackey shares his uplifting story of heartbreak, weight loss and becoming a college diver at age 43.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Local Surgeon Attends National Surgical Association’s Scientific Conference

Family Foot and Ankle Centers of Northern Virginia has been proving comprehensive foot and ankle care since 1987. Our board certified doctors serve on the staff of Fairfax, Fair Oaks, Reston and Stone Spring Hospital. For more information,

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Local Surgeon Attends National Surgical Association’s Scientific Conference

The American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons is a professional society of 7,200 foot and ankle surgeons. Founded in 1942, the College’s mission is to promote research and provide continuing education for the foot and ankle surgical specialty, and to educate the general public on foot health and conditions of the foot and ankle through its patient education website,

Local Surgeon Attends National Surgical Association’s Scientific Conference

Local Surgeon Attends National Surgical Association’s Scientific Conference

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Aviation Industry Stands against Zika Virus by Implementing Cutting Edge Solution from Virus-Guard


Leader in Revolutionary Infection Control for the Aviation Industry Offers New Comprehensive Solution to Guard against Harmful Germs and Viruses

ISTANBUL – Virus-Guard, a leader in revolutionary infection control for the aviation industry, announced today the launch of its new nebuliser amid heightened concerns surrounding the impact of the Zika virus. Major aviation industry leaders, including Sharjah Aviation JV of Air Arabia, Flynas and Oman Air, are leveraging the company’s technology and disinfectant products to proactively implement infection control measures and protect both passengers and personnel.

Virus-Guard’s new nebuliser facilitates even, comprehensive and reliable surface disinfection for sustained effects. The lightweight device is easy to use and produces no moisture, eliminating the need to remove sensitive objects from the treatment area. Once the device is turned on, it can effectively disinfect aircraft within 9 to 25 minutes based on the aircraft’s size. Surfaces are disinfected for up to 10 days, providing protection against Ebola, Coronavirus, MERS, Zika virus and other dangerous germs, fungi, viruses and bacteria.

The nebuliser utilizes Virus-Guard’s proprietary non-alcohol-based disinfectant solutions. The solutions have been tested for their disinfecting efficiency, long-term anti-microbial effect and bio-compatibility and certified by leading organizations, including the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, Fresenius Institut and Bioservice Scientific Laboratories. Additionally, the solutions are approved for Airbus and Boeing aircrafts.

“Airlines have gone into defense mode, even offering free refunds or rebooking for pregnant women as concerns over the Zika virus continues to grow,” said Alex Sahni, chief executive officer of Virus-Guard. “Our goal is to provide aviation leaders who operate in the affected areas with a proactive solution to keep passengers and personnel safe. The Centers for Disease Control is recommending enhanced precautions and our solutions offer our aviation industry clients an effective course of action. Using the nebuliser demonstrates their commitment to customer safety and service not only during this health crisis, but for the long term.”

Since its launch, Virus-Guard has helped transportation companies across the globe create safe environments for its customers and employees and set new standards in in-flight safety. The company specializes in easy-to-apply products, which can be used widely and don’t require specially trained personnel. Its new nebuliser further confirms its commitment to the improvement of hygiene and guaranteeing clean and safe environments for its clients.

For more information about Virus-Guard’s products, including affectivity tests, visit

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Friday, February 19, 2016


Richman Trading are delighted to announce that you can now download a copy of their Hand Strength Made Easy Training Manual with over 40 exercises for adults, children and gamers.  The brand continues to go from strength to strength on with over 50 positive reviews. 

The Manual, available from their website at  covers improving hand strength and mobility.

Why Do We Need to Improve our Hand Strength?

From sitting all day at your computer to gaming all evening on the Wii, our lives have been overtaken by technology.  Now, more than ever, looking after the important muscles in our hands and forearms, we can both improve our grip strength and flexibility as well as prevent those all-important injuries that would preclude us from doing our jobs or enjoying our hobbies.

Why is Grip Strength Important to Not Only Weight Lifters?

Quite apart from the myriad of things we do with our hands on a daily basis, without a good grip we are soon going to have to ask for help for the following: carrying our groceries out to the car, lifting those heavy tubs of paint at the DIY store, digging over the vegetable patch, picking up that heavy casserole in the kitchen, opening those stubborn glass jars.

With over 30 exercises for adults ranging from warm up and cool down exercises, gripping, extension, support and flexion to exercises you can incorporate into your children's daily activities and 7 exercises targeted especially at gamers who probably run the greatest risk of developing lack of hand strength over time, the Flex-O-Fist Hand Strength Made Easy Training Manual provides an invaluable source of information and requires no purchase whatsoever.  However, details of our Flex-O-Fist Silicone Hand Strengthener Exercise Rings that are designed to exercise the hands, fingers and muscles of the lower arm and biceps to both strengthen and tone them, are included in the Manual.

Ideal for use to improve grip and hand strength for household tasks, all kinds of sports including martial arts. Nice compact easy-to-use physical therapy equipment to help improve your flexibility and suppleness. Easy to pop in your pocket, use while watching TV or to keep at the office, as the squeeze action of our fitness equipment will help to reduce stress.

What’s Included in the Set?

1 Green 30lb Ring
1 Blue 40lb Ring
1 Orange 50lb Ring

How to Use Flex-O-Fist

Simply squeeze the varying resistance silicone rings. There are three major training types: crushing, pinching and extension. The extension exercise is simply an isometric pushing movement through the central hole of the ring; you cannot extend the ring at all. You can either gradually increase the resistance and difficulty of your training as your hand strength improves or alternate between the 3 rings in a single workout, giving you the benefit of interval training.

At 2.75 inches / 6.5 cm across the ring with a 1.25 inch / 3cm central hole they are sized especially for the average female hand, youngsters and those who are exercising for rehabilitation of muscles due to injuries, such as repetitive strain injury, stroke or occupational therapy. May not be suitable for men who have a large hand span.

We take pride in bringing quality products to you. If our hand strengthening rings ever rip, tear or break through normal usage, we will replace or refund your money 100% guaranteed for life.

Made from silicone and weighing in at a few ounces each, Flex-O-Fist Hand and Grip Strengthener Exercise Rings are available from our Amazon store at Buy on Amazon

For further information contact Richman Trading via Yvonne on

Interview with Kris Degioia On Recent Forbes Nomination

(PR Buzz) -- Social Marketing Professional Kris Degioia, known for her leading role as social media specialist, marketer and business owner of WTF Multimedia, has been interviewed by Maria Rochelle regarding her recent Forbes nomination.

The complete interview can be found below. For more information, visit the media contact below to get in touch with Kris Degioia or her company WTF Multimedia.

1) Congrats on your nomination with Forbes as a Top Ten Digital Marketer, how does it feel to have so much success in this highly competitive field?

Kris: It's unreal! I'm very appreciative, and it's more validation to mused that hard work does pays off!

2) It says on your LinkedIn page that your main goal is to “My main goal in life is to do something that matters or say something different. Something that sets the whole world on its ear.  I want to do something better, with the time I’ve been given. I wanna try to touch a few hearts in this life. “ By the way, I love that because it sounds like what you want to do with your time while here is to make a positive impact on others not only professional  but personally. Tell me little more about this goal and how you’re doing this.

Kris: That is actually a quote from a song by lady antebellum "I was here" I was a victim of cyber stalking. I speak at conferences and counsel victims on his subject. I wish that when I was being stalked I had someone that I could talk to, I would like to think I am helping these survivors.

3) What attracted you to become a social media specialist?

Kris: When I left Google I knew I had to do something that stood out and was different, and social media marketing was it! It works for business and I'm happy to be a part of their success!

4) I know you stay busy with your business and family life, what keeps you motivated?

Kris: My clients that have been with me from the beginning, I would never have made it without them, they believed in me. I would like to thank Chad Turkett CEO of water removal services in Atlanta Ga, Steven Cady, CEO of Cady industries in Dalton Ga, James Springer CEO of All in Communication in Nashville Tn, and Amplify my Business in Ca!

5) In your downtime, what do you do for fun? Hobbies and interests?

Kris: love this question my response is always the same! I play trains with my son!

6) You have quite the following on Twitter and on LinkedIn as well.  You’ve written some incredible articles like your most recent one on LinkedIn “Secrets to Creating Perfect Social Media Posts”; do you think you’ll write a book on social media in the near future?

Kris: Find me the time and sure!

7) As a highly successful woman, what advice would you offer to women who want to succeed professionally in their fields?

Kris: common misconception is that it's easier being a woman when in reality it is not. My advice is stick to your guns, don't back down, be a bitch and ALWAYS be honest even with potential or existing clients. SUGAR COATING WILL GET YOU NO WHERE IN LIFE!

Interview By: Maria Rochelle

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CEO WTF MultiMedia
Office: 615-925-3889

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Love and Compassion is My Religion: Life-Changing New “Beginners Book into Spirituality" Proves God’s Love Can Change Even the Most Tormented Souls
Deerfield, Illinois (PR Buzz) – When most young people plan what they’ll do when “all grown up”, most imagine status, power and enough money to afford them true freedom. Illinois’ Jane Zarse lived that dream but, like millions of Americans, rapidly destroyed it all through the lure and fierce grip of alcoholism.

Thankfully, Zarse is still here today to tell her story, thanks to a unique spiritual awakening that saw her accept God and His word into her life for the first time. In ‘Love and Compassion is My Religion (A Beginner's Book into Spirituality)’, Zarse tells her raw and uninhibited story in a way that will ultimately change lives.


Jane Zarse was rich and privileged. From prep school to Boston University to a prime spot at the Chicago's Options Exchange trading, she'd found the recipe for success.

But wrapped up in the excess of alcoholism, she felt nothing.

Zarse shares the most personal details of her descent into alcoholism and her eventual crawl back in 'Love and Compassion is My Religion', an inspirational memoir dedicated to showing others how the power of God's love can change you. Struggling through in an alcohol-induced daze, she lost it all - including her marriage, her mother, and even more, before she finally decided to seek help.

“I can tell you now – when I was young, I didn’t just think I had it all, I knew I did,” explains Zarse. “I carried that same success into my early adult years after graduating from University. I suppose I became complacent and fell into a culture of excess, because to say I crashed down and hit rock-bottom is an understatement.”

Continuing, “The worse thing is that, when you’re caught in addiction’s vicious circle, you just can’t see a way out. But when I found God, I quickly came to realize that there was an exit door, if I was willing to embrace His love and compassion. I wasn’t a heavily spiritual person before, but now credit it with the only thing that saved me.”

Zarse believes that her memoir will change the lives of millions of readers around the world.

“There is nobody that this book can’t influence. From those caught in their own addiction cycles to those exploring their spirituality for the first time, and even people with no spiritual leanings who just want to briefly experience life from another person’s point of view. God’s love knows no boundaries and, after reading my book, every reader will understand this boldly.”

Love and Compassion is My Religion (A Beginner's Book into Spirituality)’ is due for imminent release.

About the Author:

Zarse grew up in the prestigious community of Lake Forest, Illinois. She attended Boston University before acting in New York City and trading in Chicago. After hitting bottom, she learned to love herself.

For more information, visit

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Dan LaRosa launches ‘Train Your Brain’ Workshops in CT

For Immediate Release

Dan LaRosa is a hypnotist famous for his comedy shows which have seen him travel across America.  Now you can attend his ‘train your brain’ workshops to stop smoking, reduce stress and improve your life!

Middletown, CT (PR Buzz) -- Packing out halls and theatres across the country, Dan LaRosa has performed in front of thousands with his hit comedy hypnosis show. Recognized as one of America’s funniest stage hypnotists, LaRosa has amazed audience members all over the world as he showcases the power of the human mind; While helping volunteers instantly break unwanted habits, eliminate fears, and totally outperform themselves. One thing’s for sure, if you go to one of his shows, you’re guaranteed a good time!

But while some might recognize LaRosa from his entertainment shows, others might know him for a different reason.

More recently Dan LaRosa has turned his attention to changing lives with hypnosis. “Hypnosis can lead to some great comedy moments, but also has the ability to help people achieve any goal they set their mind to”. Dan LaRosa has helped countless people stop smoking, reduce stress and lose weight with hypnosis. Through his “train your brain” workshops and private sessions, he believes that hypnosis can help almost anyone to achieve their goals.

“Hypnosis is completely natural; it’s similar to being totally focused on a book or a film.  In this focused state a hypnotist can help the client to change their attitude towards anything from smoking to eating”.

If you’re fed up with dieting or all the expense of smoking, hypnosis could be the answer. Dan LaRosa is a certified master hypnotist. He runs regular ‘train your brain’ sessions at this workshop in Middletown, CT. To find out about his latest events visit the website:

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Invest Like A VC
Dallas, Texas (PR Buzz) -- Casson Media Group, Inc. introduced a new weekly video series, Invest Like A VC.  With the passage of the JOBS Act of 2012 startup and small private companies can now publicly solicit for capital. This is the most significant change in the securities laws in over 75 years. Once a niche occupied primarily by venture capitalists and angel investors is now open to the public. More than ninety-nine percent of the population has never made an investment in a private company. $1000 of Apple stock purchased prior to their public offering would be worth today well over $50,000. Similar returns were realized with companies like Facebook, Google, and others.  

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Better Eyewear Offers Amazing Deals On Their Designer Eyewear

An all-American eyewear company, Better Eyewear is now offering designer sunglasses at unbeatable prices 

Tuesday, February 15, 2016, USA (PR Buzz) – Better Eyewear, a US based company, is currently offering a huge discounts on all of their branded eyewear, effectively reducing prices for potential clients considerably. The company is looking to give their customers great deals, thus providing them with a reason to keep coming back for more.

The eyewear industry has most certainly progressed, especially in the United States, and there are many new and emerging companies that are creating online platforms to sell their eyewear merchandise. However, Better Eyewear has been steadily staying ahead of the curve with the newest trends by offering the latest styles in designer eyewear. 

A spokesperson from the company stated that, “We are so confident that our prices are the lowest available online, that we offer a 100% price-match guarantee. If a customer finds a lower price anywhere on the web - we will match it! Additionally, our hot deals and competitive pricing will turn every first-time customer into a forever-returning customer. We believe in offering only the best products and services to our clients so that our customers remain satisfied even after the purchase. Our long term commitment to our clients remains strong and we always welcome any feedback that they may have.”

Another spokesperson from the company stated that, “We are constantly adding new frames to our ever expanding stock, which means that our clients have access to the greatest selection of frames that are available for immediate shipment. We have such a variety of designer eyeglasses and sunglasses for our customers to choose from, that we are sure there will not be a single visitor leaving our store without finding the right pair."

The company genuinely focuses on client satisfaction, which has been a good strategy for the company. They have a great team of customer service representatives, free shipping on all orders, easy returns policy, and on top of all - 100% authentic eyewear along with unmatched prices. All that and more, makes it easy to understand why they’ve become so successful as quickly as they have.

About The Company
Better Eyewear sells designer shades and eyeglasses for both men and women . Clients can shop at their online platform and they can also get in touch with the company via email or telephone.

Phone: 1-800-393-0569
Fax: 877-526-0275