QuizTix: Animal Pics is out now



QuizTix

UK games startup, QuizTix, releases latest game "QuizTix:Animal Pics featuring exclusive wildlife photography from Nature Picture Library

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM, January 30, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — QUIZTIX IS BACK: BIGGER, FASTER AND…HAIRIER
So download "QuizTix: Animal Pics" now and show off your wild side.

London, January 2017 – QuizTix is back with a roar with "QuizTix: Animal Pics". The game is the first in the QuizTix “Pics” series and features amazing high-quality animal photos from top wildlife photographers around the world. See some of the most awe-inspiring, cute, and sometimes, just plain weird, wildlife pics on the planet. So you think you’re an animal lover? Test your animal trivia by answering questions across 18 categories about some of the most fascinating animal facts.

Test your animal trivia against your friends on subjects such as:

• Camouflage
• Predators
• Super Powers
• Living With Humans
• Sea Life
• Fight or Flight… and many more.

Answer questions to fill the wildlife park with colourful animal characters from anteaters to zebras. Unlock achievements as you go until the park is full! Spin the prize wheel to win bonuses and go on to compare your score against friends. If you get stuck on a particularly tricky question, use a hint, 'Tell Me!' or share the question on Facebook, Twitter or any app you like. New to QuizTix, players can now download wallpapers of their favourite animal pics (wallpapers subject to in-app purchase).

"QuizTix: Animal Pics" is free to download and available today on the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore as well as Android TV and Amazon Fire TV

Links and assets
• Screenshots and logos available at this link – https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5i3hag7m81gm9sa/AACTPqS9Nf5pVQIAYF96M1kra?dl=0
• App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/app/id1139161370
• Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.quiztix.animalpics
• Amazon Appstore: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M7U6V77

QuizTix games combine engaging gameplay with lots of exciting features that keep players coming back for more. Cross-platform play allows players to start a game on their iPad on the sofa and continue their game on their Android phone on the bus. You can even play offline.
Players can enjoy the whole game for free or power up their game with in-app-purchases.
About the QuizTix team
Founded in 2013, we're a small developer currently based in London with a vision of creating a family of entertaining and educational quiz games. Set up by Ian Masters, a BAFTA-nominated games designer, and Albert Marshall, a lawyer with over a decade of experience in games licensing and who has worked for Take-Two (Rockstar Games) and Sony PlayStation, we received seed funding from Jensons Funding Partners in 2013.
About the game
QuizTix is a series of quiz games for mobile to create a challenge and informative experience for players of all ages. Fans have given over 43,000,000 answers… and counting! Currently, you can test your knowledge of the following subjects:
• Pop music
• World Football
• Movies
• Video Games
• Musicals
• BBC Comedy
• International Rugby
• International Cricket
• And now… Animal Pics!

For more information, please contact albert@quiztix.co.

Twitter: twitter.com/Quizbo
Facebook: facebook.com/pages/QuizTix/1400764166838877
Google+: https://plus.google.com/115299887993998913186/about

About Nature Picture Library
Nature Picture Library – Images and Inspiration from the Natural World
Nature Picture Library is one of the world’s finest collections of specialist nature and wildlife photography for the professional market, representing more than 400 leading photographers. The collection includes more than 450,000 still and moving images covering every aspect of the natural world – wild animals, plants, landscapes, environmental issues, marine life, pets and native peoples. Website: Naturepl.com

All product names, logos, and brands are property of their respective owners.

Albert Marshall
QuizTix
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Crazy New Year’s Stocktake Sale- Until We Run Out

Switch easily between 4 ranges with the press of a button

Fits in One Hand

Travelsafer are clearing their digital tire gauges at ridiculously low prices to make way for 2017 stock arriving soon.

Switch between four measuring ranges at the press of a button”

— Brad, Travelsafer

NEW YORK CITY, USA, January 25, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The company Travelsafer are clearing the warehouse with huge discounts until stocks run out.

Don’t miss this opportunity to grab digital tire pressure gauges for mum, dad, grandma and the kids encouraging safe tire monitoring and maintenance before heading out on to wet, slippery roads.

Brad from Travelsafer explains, “We simply just don't have the room and must make space. All stock is in pristine and brand new condition and backed by our 100% money back guarantee.”

The TravelSafer digital tire pressure gauge can be used to quickly check the tire pressure on any vehicle (cars, trucks, motorcycles and bicycles) anytime, anywhere night or day. Since the product includes lithium batteries it can be used directly out of the box.

One happy customer said recently, “You can switch between four measuring ranges at the press of a button and easily use the illuminated nozzle and display screen in poor light. This tire gauge is compact enough to fit inside your glove box but sturdy enough to depend on it for the long haul.”

Winter is still dishing up dangerous conditions on our roads. Don't miss out on this one time offer to grab your digital tire gauge at less than wholesale price and keep your family safe.
Visit www.amazon.com/dp/B00SO4OVIQ to get your tire gauge.

Verona Chadwick
TravelSafer
+61409770227
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Collect or Die – Out Now on Android & iOS

A gory retro platformer with dynamic ragdoll physics & stickman dismemberment

ST AUSTELL, CORNWALL, UNITED KINGDOM, January 26, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Out now on iOS & Android, 'Collect or Die' is a hardcore retro platformer with dynamic ragdoll physics & dismemberment. Stickmen will die… and it will be glorious!

Presented through the eyes of a CCTV operator watching an old CRT monitor players must advance through a series of ever more deadly test chambers in an abandoned science facility, the goal is simple, collect… or die! Of course its not as easy as it sounds, with a variety of enemies and hazards waiting to rip you limb from limb things will get tricky fast!

Heavily inspired by flash games of old and the popular Xiao Xiao stickman animations, Collect or Die is a call back to the retro days of game difficulty, brutal but fun.

Collect or Die has been designed entirely around motion and tilt controls for a mobile centric experience, no more on-screen controllers or buttons. Players can adjust the sensitivity of the controls and calibrate the central position of the device from the 80s style VHS pause menu.

The game ships with 40 levels, 40 more will be added periodically after release and will include new traps, challenges along and a conclusion to the game when the final levels are complete.

PRICING:
Priced at $1.99 as a pay once & play experience. A 'Lite' version supported by ads & in app purchases is also available.

KEY FEATURES:
* Dynamic ragdoll physics & dismemberment.
* 40 levels across 4 stages (more coming soon).
* Variety of traps & hazards.
* Leaderboards & Achievements.
* Tilt Controls with adjustable sensitivity.

DOWNLOAD LINKS:

GOOGLE PLAY:
PAID: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.supersmithbros.collectordie
LITE: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.supersmithbros.collectordie.lite

APPLE APP STORE (UNIVERSAL):
PAID: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id944761476
LITE: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1191378055

AMAZON APP STORE:
LITE: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NH7R189

PRESS & MEDIA INFO:

PRESS KIT: http://www.supersmithbros.com/press/sheet.php?p=Collect_or_Die
REQUEST CODE: https://dodistribute.com/access/S3mIy9hvQE/

ABOUT SUPER SMITH BROS LTD:

Super Smith Bros LTD is a small indie game company based in Cornwall UK focusing on mobile and tablet. Since 2012 we have been working primarily on Windows mobile games releasing 3 titles with over 2.5 million downloads.

Over the last 24 months we have expanded to Apple & Android devices, first releasing a port of our WP8 puzzle game ‘Drawtopia’ and now with a brand new title ‘Collect or Die'.

Graham Smith
Super Smith Bros LTD
email us here
07950547817

Collect or Die – Release Trailer


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Rob Van Dam Defeats Willie Mack to Retain the PCW Heavyweight Title; Warbeast Claims Tag Titles at PCW’s Fantasm

PCW Heavyweight Champion Rob Van Dam

Pacific Coast Wrestling (PCW)

Pacific Coast Wrestling – Fantasm

Rob Van Dam Defeats Willie Mack to Retain the PCW Heavyweight Title; Warbeast Claims Tag Titles at Pacific Coast Wrestling’s Fantasm

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, January 24, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Torrential downpours could not stop a capacity crowd from packing the new PCW Arena to watch Rob Van Dam successfully defend his Pacific Coast Wrestling® (PCWTM) Heavyweight Championship against Willie Mack last Friday, January 20, in Wilmington, CA., as part of PCW’s “Fantasm” 1 Year Anniversary Event.

The event began with Joe Graves returning to PCW after a long injury absence to defeat Timothy Thatcher via submission in their personal challenge, best-of-three, deciding match. The match, described by some as a “wrestling clinic”, set the tone for a hard hitting night of action.

The crowd was then electrified, when SoCal’s own, Douglas James, defeated Lio Rush and Joey Janela to advance to a Light Heavyweight Championship match at PCW’s “High Tide” on March 24th. The action packed match saw wrestlers flying inside and outside the ring, with James gaining the victory by pinning Janela.

Alexander Hammerstone also advanced to a Light Heavyweight Championship match at “High Tide” (against James) by defeating luchador, the Oracle, in a back and forth match. Hammerstone, who has cut weight to enter the light heavyweight ranks, looks like a one man wrecking machine in the PCW light heavyweight division.

“Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb continued to make his claim as a contender for the PCW Heavyweight Title by defeating “The Viral Sensation” Joey Ryan. In a matchup of two newcomers to PCW, “Agent 47” Low Ki defeated the immensely popular lucha libre star, Drago.

Warbeast (The Almighty Sheik and Fatu) defeated Dom Vitalli and MVP (a surprise substitute for Gabriel Gallo) to become the new PCW Tag Team Champions. The match was not without a great deal of controversy, and it remains to be seen if Warbeast will evoke the Freebird rule during their new title reign. It is also unclear where MVP’s allegiance lies, and what is next for the former IWGP Intercontinental, WWE United States, and WWE Tag Team Champion.

In the main event, “The Whole F’N Show” “Mr. PCW” Rob Van Dam defeated “Chocolate Thunder” Willie Mack to retain the PCW Heavyweight Championship. The match saw a lot of out of the ring action and even saw the very first “Mackinator” executed by Mack with Van Dam prone in the corner. Van Dam managed to recover, and hit his 5 star frog splash for the victory.

DVD, BluRay and streaming information about Fantasm will be available on PacificCoastWrestling.com in the coming weeks.

Pacific Coast Wrestling’s next event – High Tide – will take place Friday, March 24th, 2017 at the Longshoremen’s Memorial Hall in Wilmington, CA. Full card information will be announced shortly and can be found on PacificCoastWrestling.com. Tickets go on sale to the general public, Thursday, January 26th and are $25 for General Admission, $50 for Gold Circle and $75 for Platinum, which includes a meet and greet with some of the wrestlers. More information can be found on PacificCoastWrestling.com and Facebook.com/PacificCoastWrestling.

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Michael Scharnagl
Pacific Coast Wrestling
855-707-2243
email us here

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A Gift of Color is Awarded to S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue


Painters Donate Paint Project

Performance Painting to Donate Paint Project to S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue

S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue will be awarded the Gift of Color by local painting company, Performance Painting Contractors.

After reviewing the wish list on S.A.F.E.’s website, we decided to take up a collection of donated items. We plan to collect items and donate them after the project completion for the Gift of Color”

— Meagan Jarrell, Inside Operations Manager

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, January 24, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — In 2011 Performance Painting Contractors decided they needed to find a way to give back to their community in their own way. They had been participating in local charities, but wanted to do something more. After much thought, the Gift of Color was born. Since 2011 Performance Painting Contractors has awarded five paint makeovers, each estimated at an average of $7,500. This year’s recipient is S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue located in St. Augustine, Fla.

“It’s been a Performance Painting tradition since the inception of the Gift of Color to vote on nominees at the annual Christmas Party. We had a lot of great candidates, but truth be told most of us are pet owners, and have a special place in our hearts for rescued pets. I for one am an owner of a rescued dog” said, Jason Parker, Owner of Performance Painting Contractors.

S.A.F.E. Pet Rescue, located in St. Augustine, Fla. is a nonprofit organization. They rescue both cats and dogs from facilities and homes that can no longer provide care of these helpless animals. S.A.F.E. is funded by donations and the support of their attached thrift store.

“After reviewing the wish list on S.A.F.E.’s website, we decided to take up a collection of donated items. We plan to collect items and donate them after the project completion for the Gift of Color,” said Meagan Jarrell, Inside Operations Manager at Performance Painting Contractors. If you would like to contribute to the collection of donated items for S.A.F.E., members of the Performance Painting Team can come and collect them from your business and present them on your behalf. Contact Meagan Jarrell at meagan@performance-painting.com or call 904.641.4800 for a scheduled pick up of items.

Performance Painting Contractors has opened up the nominations to a year-round event and will be awarding the Gift of Color donation, valued at $7500, twice a year. Nominations for Jacksonville and surrounding areas for nonprofit organizations, veterans or someone in need can be submitted by clicking here.

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About Performance Painting Contractors
Performance Painting Contractors is a professional commercial and residential painting contractor that has served the greater northeast Florida market for over 15 years with an additional location in Tampa, Fla. Performance Painting provides custom interior/exterior painting, waterproofing, concrete and stucco repair, and high-end finish work to all of Northeast FL and the surrounding communities of the Tampa area. Visit our website for more information www.performance-painting.com.

Meagan Jarrell
Performance Painting Contractors
904-641-4800
email us here


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Global Hearths Market 2017 Share, Trend, Segmentation and Forecast to 2021

Hearths are one of the oldest forms of space heating appliance. Earlier, they were used for domestic purposes but now they are used for creating a relaxing

PUNE, INDIA, January 23, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — Hearths are one of the oldest forms of space heating appliance. Earlier, they were used for domestic purposes but now they are used for creating a relaxing and comfortable ambiance. Average increase in disposable income, improving lifestyle and demand for modernized infrastructure has raised the demand for aesthetic home decor among the customer which, in turn, has further spurred the demand for Hearth.

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Furthermore, growing global tourism industry has augmented the demand for hearth system within hospitality and leisure sector. An extremely cold climatic condition in various geographical areas is also boosting the demand of electric hearths in the major regional markets, as it is cost efficient, space efficient, ease to clean and environment-friendly. However, traditional hearths are not eco-friendly and growing environmental sustainability concerns will hamper the market growth. Geographically, the Hearth market is dominated by North America because of the presence of key players of global hearth market in the region.

Research Methodology

Firstly, the report provides a brief introduction of the market and deals with detailed research methodology for calculating market size and forecasts, secondary data sources used and the primary inputs which were taken for data validation. This section also outlines various segmentation which has been covered as part of the report.

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Market Dynamics

Next, the section provides comprehensive market dynamics through an overview section along with growth drivers, challenges, and opportunities which exist in the current market. This section of the report also provides supplier and industry outlook as a whole; key industry, global and regional regulations which are determining the market growth and a brief technological aspect of Hearth Market. Complete industry analysis has also been covered by Porter’s five forces model as a part of this report section.

Segmentation

Thirdly, Hearth Market has been segmented on the basis of fuel type, product, placement, design, end user, and geography as follows:

By Fuel type

Gas
Wood
Electric
Others

By Product

Insert
Stove
Fireplace

By Placement

Indoor
Outdoor
Portable

By Design

Traditional
Modern

By End User

Resident
Commercial
Hospitality
Others

By Geography

Americas

North America
South America

Europe Middle East and Africa

Europe
Middle East and Africa

Asia Pacific

Market Players

Finally, competitive intelligence section deals with major players in the market, their market shares, growth strategies, products, financials, and recent investments among others. Key industry players profiled as part of this section are HNI Corporation, Travis Industries, Innovative Hearth Products, FPI Fireplace Products International, and Empire Comfort Systems among others.

1. Introduction

2. Research Methodology

3. Executive Summary

4. Market Dynamics

4.1. Market Overview and Segmentation

4.2. Drivers

4.3. Restraints

4.4. Opportunities

4.5. Porter's Five Forces

4.6. Supplier Outlook

4.7. Industry Outlook

4.8. Industry Value Chain Analysis

4.9. Scenario Analysis

5. Hearth Market Forecast by Fuel Type (US$ billion)

5.1. Gas

5.2. Wood

5.3. Electric

5.4. Others

6. Hearth Market Forecast by Product (US$ billion)

6.1. Insert

6.2. Stove

6.3. Fireplace

7. Hearth Market Forecast by Placement (US$ billion)

7.1. Indoor

7.2. Outdoor

7.3. Portable

8. Hearth Market Forecast by Design (US$ billion)

8.1. Traditional

8.2. Modern

9. Hearth Market Forecast by End User (US$ billion)

9.1. Resident

9.2. Commercial

9.3. Hospitality

9.4. Others

10. Hearth Market Forecast by Geography (US$ billion)

10.1. Americas

10.1.1. North America

10.1.2. South America

10.2. Europe Middle East and Africa

10.2.1. Europe

10.2.2. Middle East and Africa

10.3. Asia Pacific

11. Competitive Intelligence

11.1. Market Share of Key Players

11.2. Investment Analysis

11.3. Recent Deals

11.4. Strategies of Key Players

12. Company Profiles

12.1. FPI Fireplace Products International

12.2. Montigo

12.3. HNI Corporation

12.4. Empire Comfort Systems

12.5. Hearth Products Controls

12.6. Pacific Energy

12.7. Innovative Hearth Products

12.8. Napoleon Products

12.9. Travis Industries

12.10. Hearthstone Stoves

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第25回嘉義市音楽祭、文化芸術・産業間の交流を強く連携した!

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, January 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — 2016年嘉義市国際ブラスバンドフェスティバルは初めで産業間と強く連携し、又加賀市役所を訪問し、加賀市長から熱烈な歓迎を受けました。加賀市役所での面会以外にも、加賀市にて台湾の企業経営者とともに視察訪問を行い、交流を深めました。

嘉義市国際ブラスバンドフェスティバルは国際産業の交流会を通じて日本の優秀な文化団体や音楽愛好者に向けて、アジアで最も歴史のある第25回嘉義市国際バンドフェスティバルへの招待を伝えた、また嘉義市では観光資源やご当地グルメが充実していることを説明しました。GGC主催代表団は嘉義市国際バンドフェスティバルのパートナーという立場で日本のメディアに向けて台湾の様々なファッション、アートと日本とのコラボレーションの可能性を伝えました。台日双方の産業代表は前向きに懇談した、2017年の嘉義市におけるフェスティバルへの一層に友好協定の提案、そして台日産業界での交流の深化や実務的な協力についての提案を受け取りました。

昨年度のテーマである「街のすべてがブラスバンド!」の通り、40組を超える国内外の楽団が参加した、嘉義市で大規模な街頭パレードや夜には編成を組み直して演奏をするイベントも行われた。これ以外にも市内4箇所以上で屋内・野外でのコンサートや演奏コンテスト、そして同時開催の第一回アジア・サックス大会など様々なイベントが街のいたるところで楽しむことができた。フェスティバルの期間中は多くの観光客が嘉義市を訪れた。あまりの見どころの多さに驚き、そして文字通り街のいたるところでブラスバンドが楽しめるので、感動と熱気が高まることでした。

嘉義市国際ブラスバンドフェスティバルの魅力はすでに国際的にも広く知られ、現地企業やメディアとともに本フェスティバルの文化交流を通して、台日の観光産業の活性化をさらに進めます。毎年恒例のイベントと音楽、文化、グルメが結びつき、観光業の全面的なグレードアップにつながることを期待しています。

Andrew Chen
GCA Entertainment
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2016嘉義市國際管樂節圓滿結束 期待嶄新的後續即26屆的亮麗登場

2016嘉義管樂節重頭戲踩街嘉年華及變換隊形晚會,市長涂醒哲先生引領共42團來自國內外的樂儀隊為嘉義市注入熱情活力,為2017年注入更多元的生命力。

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, January 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — 已完成第25屆的嘉義市國際管樂節,與全體嘉義市民共同完成年度觀光旅遊盛會,從1993年舉辦第一屆的國際管樂節開始,不但已成為國際聞名的管樂嘉年華盛會,更成功的將嘉義市打造為「國際品牌」。去年在市長與局長號召跨產業各界的資源齊心投入之下,收到很好的成效,單就8月至10月底官網人潮數量,從去年15萬激增到接近52萬人,以及各界紛紛表示,感覺應乎觀眾要求,增加的文創園區活動以及廠商進駐數量,也都顯示了今年強調音樂、觀光與產值整合努力的成效,特別是重頭戲的嘉年華踩街與變換隊形晚會,完美展現出嘉義市承辦25屆的深厚實力,成為亞洲『管樂之都』而當之無愧!

尤其令人印象深刻,於12月17日(六)下午2:00在以電影「KANO」當中,改編自嘉義農林野球隊參加甲子園大會的光榮故事,眾所皆知的嘉義市知名景點:中央噴水池,隆重舉行2016嘉義管樂節最熱鬧最精采的重頭戲,踩街嘉年華及變換隊形晚會的開幕典禮,由市長涂醒哲及嘉義市文化局局長黃美賢帶領各界嘉賓釋放2016嘉義管樂節品牌LOGO的氣球海,是個令人的開幕活動。

開幕典禮當中並邀請法國最具影響力管樂團隊-法國聖歐瑪市立管樂團及臺灣馬戲文化的表演團體-FOCA福爾摩沙馬戲團及森巴嘉年華LUNA舞團等做跨界的演出,精彩熱鬧的表演,成功的吸引國內外媒體及所有市民的目光。之後在哈雷警車的引導下,市長涂醒哲帶領來自國內外42團樂儀隊,從中央噴水池開始沿中山路、吳鳳北路、民族路、啟明路,踩街遊行至嘉義市體育館,沿路嘉義市民隨著音樂律動熱情參與,全程活動在冬日的陽光下洋溢無限的青春活力。

猶記當日傍晚5點整,當踩街隊伍行進至嘉義市體育館,由嘉義市宣信國民小學行進樂旗隊領先開場,展開最吸睛最受萬人矚目的變換隊形晚會,總共15隊,包含曾赴美在DCI國際比賽中得名,而且還首登大聯盟演奏美國國歌,為台灣爭光的台北市立建國高級中學樂旗隊、曾在蘇格蘭愛丁堡軍樂節表演的台北市立第一女子高級中學樂儀旗隊和受邀參加「2016俄羅斯管樂節」的台北市立景美女子高級中學樂旗儀隊,其中最受好評的是融合日本傳統民謠「索朗」曲中段落的舞蹈,或是結合漫畫式笑點的誇張演奏的日本近江高校管樂隊及來自美國的Matrix International,行進樂隊的隊形變換演出,鼓號喧天的音樂、花樣百出的隊形變化,讓人眼花撩亂、拍掌叫好,演出精彩熱鬧過癮。

2016嘉義市國際管樂節為期15天的管樂節慶活動,精彩落幕,活動琳瑯滿目、目不暇給,處處感受管樂的興奮與感動並湧進近10萬人次的觀光人潮,不僅促進地方經濟繁榮注入熱情活力,並為2017年的管樂節推進了更多元、更精彩、更多在地產業與國際接軌之重要音樂聖會。

陳世傑
大京藝術創新有限公司(GCA Entertainment)
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2016 Chiayi International Band Festival a Great Success, looking forward to its 26th edition

We are looking forward to the 2017 International Chiayi City Band Festival

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, January 19, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — 2016 marked the 25th annual Chiayi City International Band Festival. This event is both the most important annual event for Chiayi and the most famous music festival in Taiwan. In November the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Chiayi City began marketing the festival internationally, including a press conference in Kaga, Japan that was attended by multiple Japanese media agencies, so that the festival can truly be "beacon of Taiwan"

At the Chiayi Municipal Museum Dec 9th a press conference was held to announce the opening of the International Band Festival. In addition to the announcement, a special performance was performed. A deepening of the interaction between the International Band Festival and the arts and entertainment industry raised the profile of Chiayi City, and tourism industry.

Mr. Twu Shiing Jer, mayor of Chiayi city gave a speech at the press conference outlining 2016’s festival events. Also in attendance were Mr. Yeh Jer Horng director of ChiaYi Cultural & Creative Industries Park and Mr. Lee YueQi as well as other VIPs and industry professionals who expressed their vision to shape Chiayi into a "musical city" in order to deepen the interaction between business and the arts, and give the festival a truly grand opening.

2016 Chiayi City International Band Festival was held in Chiayi city starting on December 10th. It lasted 15 days of festivities starting with the historically most popular events the "Parade Carnival" and "Marching Drill Evening Party". In keeping with the theme "Wherever Bandever", over 40 bands from Taiwan and around the world were invited to play over 70 performances. 2016 International Band Festival also had over four performances spaces and hosted the Asian Saxophone Congress. A full and rich experience for event goers 2016's planned activities included Band competitions, Exchanges with local schools, Community tours, Carnival Game, Photography Contest, Masterclasses, Arts and Crafts Market and 2 Musical Instrument Exhibitions.

The 25th festival had special array of products designed for the International Band Festival, including a t-shirt designed by a well-known fashion designer, and a CIBF Special Edition Stainless-Steel Lunch Box completed with an embossed musical instruments design and filled with Chiayi's turkey rice. Through the creation of the 25th International Band Festival's spectacular merchandise a large amount business activity had also been generated.

The delicious food, exciting atmosphere and spectacular new designs available through the 2016 International Band Festival in Chiayi created a new wave of global tourism to attract greater international business opportunities in Taiwan.

To review the 2016 International Band Festival in Chiayi, please visit http://www.chiayiband.org/ You could also find the information of the following activities like workshops, video clips and so on. We are looking forward to the 2017 International Chiayi City Band Festival.

Andrew Chen
GCA Entertainment
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Here's Something You Didn't Know the 2017 Golden Globe Winners Won

NEW YORK, NY, USA, January 18, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — The 2017 Golden Globe Awards kicked off this year's awards season, with an average of twenty million viewers tuning in, according to Nielsen. Audiences heard the speeches and applause, the music and the laughter, they saw the celebrities decked out in tuxedos and ball gowns.

But what the audiences didn't see, was how the nominees were presented with delightful gifts worthy of royalty.

Earlier, in the privacy of their hotel rooms, Meryl Streep, Casey Affleck, Hugh Grant and Jessica Chastain, among others, were treated to exclusive "Red Carpet" gift boxes filled with luxury items as congratulatory gifts honoring them from the five-star Beverly Hills hotel where they were guests.

Among the international array of high-ticket goodies included in the box featuring fashion, fine wine and jewelry, one gift in particular has a rather unique history. It's for a portrait from artist-photographer G.E. Masana, who regularly commands commissions $5,000 and upwards for his work.

Masana, who grew up in the 60's – 70's, trained in NYC art schools studying painting and illustration under some of New York City's most notable exhibiting painters as a teenager. With a career in commercial illustration as a goal, some of his teachers harkened back to the original "Mad Men" of commercial artists whose work graced the covers of Colliers and Harper's Magazine, and iconic advertising campaigns.

"It was a classic era of craftsmanship," notes Masana. "Those artists created masterful illustration with technique so honed it seemed a modern day incarnation of sixteenth century Italian Renaissance painters. Walking through the halls of the Society of Illustrators as a kid was as inspiring to me as walking through any art museum in the city."

Masana is a living link to that Golden Age of Artists.

Though celebrities have been in front of his camera before, he'd love to see who else calls on him for a portrait. "I've already imagined photographing Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling," says Masana. "These stars have all been photographed numerous times as celebrities. What's different is I'm visualizing crafting an art piece for them and their family to enjoy on a quiet, personal level."

Masana's signature mix of dramatic photography with painterly touches is influenced by works of the classic Masters of Art through the ages he's studied, such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Caravaggio, John William Waterhouse, among others. So, Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Jeff Bridges… note this. "My portraits are like owning a Rembrandt, but better," quips Masana with a wink. "You actually know the person in it."

G.E. Masana's website is http://www.gemasana.com

Nina Drake
Masana NYC
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