SAN RAFAEL, CA. (jornal.us-newswire) - This April, fans of Jurassic Park can experience what really happened to the Barbasol can of stolen dinosaur embryos lost during the first film. Developed through a publishing agreement with Universal Partnerships & Licensing, Telltale's new game based on Jurassic Park will shed light on this mystery and much more.
The world premiere trailer and a special pre-order offer are now online at the game's official site: http://www.jurassicparkthegame.com. Customers who pre-order for PC and Mac can save $5 and get the game for just $29.99. The full purchase price will be $34.99 when the game series launches in April.
An episodic adventure in five parts, the game is set during the events of the first film. The story unfolds through a film-inspired cinematic adventure crafted to stir mystery and tension while building to exciting climactic peaks.
The game storyline picks up on the stormy night as Jurassic Park began to fall apart –when Dennis Nedry stole a Barbasol can full of invaluable dinosaur embryos. He died trying to deliver it. He never knew it contained a tracking device. That same night, a desperate smuggler infiltrates Isla Nublar, hunting the canister and its precious cargo. She collides – literally – with park staff trying to evacuate. They are trapped together as the park collapses, left behind with the newly-freed dinosaurs. When InGen launches a perilous rescue operation, mercenaries, saboteurs, and survivors are thrown together in the struggle to escape the island. They confront T. Rex, Velociraptors and other dinosaurs in spectacular showdowns. As human agendas clash, secrets of the park are exposed, and a new threat emerges: an eerie, nocturnal predator stalking the group, hunting them relentlessly across the island.
Visitors to the Jurassic Park game site will want to be sure to sign up for timely news and updates on the game at http://www.jurassicparkthegame.com as Telltale releases new information leading up to the game's release.
About Jurassic Park
Since Universal Pictures and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment first joined forces to unleash an adventure over 65 million years in the making, Jurassic Park has become the "premier" and "authentic" dinosaur brand the world over. When Jurassic Park was released in 1993, it became an instant phenomenon. In the years that followed, two additional films were released – The Lost World: Jurassic Park and Jurassic Park III – bringing the trilogy's worldwide box office total to more than $2 billion. The franchise continues to resonate with consumers worldwide via consumer products, popular attractions at Universal Studios Theme Parks and annual airings of the three films on a multitude of television networks.
About Universal Partnerships & Licensing
UP&L oversees Universal's consumer product licensing, film and home entertainment promotions, and all corporate alliances for Universal's theatrical, home entertainment, theme parks and stage productions. This dedicated division is also responsible for monetizing the Studio's vast library of films and characters through licensing, branding and marketing opportunities. UP&L is part of NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group and world-renowned theme parks. Comcast Corporation owns a controlling 51% interest in NBCUniversal, with GE holding a 49% stake.
About Telltale, Inc.
Telltale is a leading digital publisher of cinematic adventures playable on every major gaming platform. Telltale has also pioneered episodic delivery of scheduled content, developing games as series to create longer consumer engagement. Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for successful episodic game creation and digital publishing with over 5 million episodes sold since 2005. Telltale's reputation for quality has been established across more than 35 published releases that have cumulatively earned an average Metacritic score above 80%. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including, "Adventure Game of the Year" from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety. Telltale currently develops and publishes games for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii, PC, Mac, iPad and iPhone. Learn more at www.telltalegames.com.
For Immediate Release
Leading Education Associations Raise Concerns about Federal Focus on Competitive Grant Programs
WASHINGTON DC, April 7, 2010 (jornal.us/newswire) –Today, the Learning First Alliance, a partnership of 17 national education associations representing over ten million parents, educators and policymakers, released the following statement:
"The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has been a critical instrument in the federal government's efforts to promote equity in education. The Learning First Alliance (LFA) believes equity must remain a non-negotiable goal of ESEA reauthorization. We applaud the Obama Administration's proposal to increase federal resources for public schools in 2011. But we urge Congress to avoid provisions that could undermine, rather than support, equity.
For this reason, ESEA should not divert substantial federal resources into competitive grant programs. This strategy threatens to penalize low-income children in school districts that lack the capacity to prepare effective grant proposals. it risks deepening the disparities between rich and poor districts, effectively denying resources to the students who need them most."
The Learning First Alliance is a permanent partnership of 17 leading education associations with more than 10 million members dedicated to improving student learning in America's public schools. Alliance members include: the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, American Association of School Administrators, American Association of School Personnel Administrators, American Federation of Teachers, American School Counselor Association, Association of School Business Officials International, Council of Chief State School Officers, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Association of State Boards of Education, National Education Association, National Middle School Association, National School Public Relations Association, National Staff Development Council, National PTA, National School Boards Association and Phi Delta Kappa International. The Alliance maintains www.publicschoolinsights.org, a website that features what's working in public schools and districts across the country.
Contact: Claus von Zastrow, 202 296-5220 x115
PLYMOUTH, IN, April 2, 2011(jornal.us/press release) — brazil.topseos.com, an independent authority on search vendors has named the Best Pay Per Click Management Firms in Brazil for the month of April 2011. All the Pay Per Click Management Service providers identified next to thousands of other PPC services companies have gone through a comprehensive process evaluated by a qualified and experienced team of researchers. Each Pay Per Click Management provider showed a clear-cut understanding of the groundwork behind Pay Per Click Search.
“A good PPC Company is one who is able to understand not only its clients, but also the nature of the internet. Where should a message appear? How long should it appear for? These considerations are just the tip of the iceberg. In order to find the best among the thousands of Pay Per Click Management companies, our team has designed an evaluation system to identify the leading firm in this field. All top ranking Pay Per Click Management Firms displayed a thorough knowledge in PPC services,” said Jeev Trika, Managing Partner of brazil.topseos.com (http://brazil.topseos.com/).
The Top 30 Pay Per Click Management Companies in Brazil for April 2011 are:
1.) WSI Consultoria
2.) IWS – Intelligent Web Solutions
6.) Media Factory
10.) Click Post
With the purpose of finding out the best Pay Per Click Search Marketing in the industry, brazil.topseos.com has designed an evaluation criterion. Their research team has gathered feedback from three (3) clients of these firms to get information about their performance and services.
A list of questions has been provided that include both general and project-specific queries such as, “What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?”, “What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?”, “What would be 3 things you would change about your experience?”, “What was your total investment?”, “Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest)”, “How is your PPC campaign monitored actively and how are the bid adjustments made?”, “How were your click-through rates improved?”, “What techniques were utilized to lower the cost per conversion?”, “Are the PPC campaign reports useful and easy to understand?” and “By what % have you increased your PPC budget and over what time?”
brazil.topseos.com, the independent authority on search vendors, is a branch of the United States-based site that was established in 2009 to identify and rank the best internet marketing service providers in Brazil. An assigned research team scrutinizes the numerous applicants each month seeking to be ranked as a top internet marketing service provider by the independent authority. In addition to the rankings, visitors to the site can find a full directory listing, the knowledge zone, news and much more.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brazil becomes world's seventh biggest economy
11 March 2011
The Brazilian government announced earlier this month that Brazil achieved economic growth of 7.5% during 2010 – the highest rate since 1986, and the fifth highest out of all the G20 countries. As a result it has overtaken Italy to become the world's seventh biggest economy.
According to data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE) the total annual output of goods and services reached R$3.67 trillion (around US$2.1 trillion, based on the average exchange rate).
The main engine of growth in 2010 was the industrial sector, which expanded by 10.1%, followed by agriculture (6.5%) and services (5.4%).
Finance minister Guido Mantega believes a healthy rate of growth will be maintained over the coming years. 'Brazil's economic growth figures are now settling down after an exceptional recovery from the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009,' he said. 'We expect GDP to grow around 4.5 to 5 percent in 2011, a rate that would be sustainable and would generate no inflationary pressures.'
Source: Office of the President and Embassy of Brazil in London
The U.S. Embassy in London has received thousands of enquiries from people who are victims of a world-wide scam involving the Diversity Immigrant Visa (DV) Program, also known as the visa lottery. The scammers behind these fraudulent emails and letters pose as the U.S. government in an attempt to extract payment from Diversity Visa applicants. To avoid becoming a victim of this scam, please read the following advice from the Embassy.
The U.S. government never contacts visa lottery winners via the Internet. Scammers are using increasingly sophisticated techniques that often use the Embassy’s address or name an actual person at the U.S. Embassy in London as the point of contact. This would never happen if you really had won the visa lottery. The U.S. Government will NOT ask you to send money to them or to the Embassy in London or any other U.S. Embassy. Any message that asks you to send money, by mail or by services such as Western Union, is a scam even if a legitimate Embassy address is provided.
The only way to apply for the Diversity Visa Program is through the official U.S. Department of State website during the specified registration period which takes place annually in the Fall. If you have never registered for the program, you will NOT be contacted in regard to this program, and should find it strange if contacted regarding your winning.
If you registered for the Diversity Visa Program 2012, you will be required to check the outcome of your registration at the official U.S. government website http://www.dvlottery.state.gov beginning May 1, 2011. Prior to Diversity Visa 2012, all applicants were notified by the Department of State’s Kentucky Consular Center (KCC) by letter, NOT by email. The letter provides exact instructions on how to proceed to the next step in the process. No other organization or private company is authorized by the Department of State to notify visa lottery applicants of their winning entry or the next steps in the process of applying for their visa.
For more information on how to avoid Internet scams, please visit: http://london.usembassy.gov/cons_new/acs/scs/internet_scams.html
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
21 March 2011 (Press Release / jornal.us - newswire/
In his visit to Brazil on 19-20 March, US president Barack Obama expressed agreement with the view that the realities of the 21st century should be reflected by a move towards greater multilateralism.
Though stopping short of an explicit endorsement of Brazil's bid for permanent membership of the United Nations Security Council, he declared during a joint press conference with President Dilma Rousseff that the US would strive ‘to make sure that the new realities of the 21st century are reflected in international institutions ... including the United Nations, where Brazil aspires to a seat on the Security Council'. He added that his government would ‘keep working with Brazil and other nations on reforms that make the Security Council more effective, more efficient, more representative, and advance our shared vision of a more secure and peaceful world'.
The presidents' official joint statement said they had ‘expressed their support for a modest expansion of the Security Council that improves its effectiveness and efficiency, as well as its representation'.
The statement also declared the need to ‘modernize the international financial institutions in a way that reflects the changes in the world economy and moves towards global financial stability, sustainable development and poverty reduction', and the two presidents' ‘strong commitment to bring the WTO Doha Round to a successful, ambitious, comprehensive and balanced conclusion'.
Agreements were signed in numerous areas during the visit, including trade and economic cooperation, biofuels, space science, international air transport, education, and major sporting events (ahead of the 2104 World Cup and 2016 Olympics).
The US is currently the biggest foreign investor in Brazil and the second-biggest importer of Brazilian products (after China). Total bilateral trade totalled US$46bn in 2010, with Brazilian exports to the US having increased by more than 26% in comparison with 2009.
President Rousseff referred during the joint press conference to Brazil's cutting-edge technology in genetics, biotechnology, renewable energy and deep-water oil exploration, saying it would be mutually beneficial for the two countries to combine their research and innovation capabilities in those fields.
President Obama suggested the US should become a ‘major customer' for Brazilian oil following the discovery of the huge pre-salt fields off the country's south-east coast. ‘At a time when we've been reminded how easily instability in other parts of the world can affect the price of oil, the United States welcomes the potential for a new, stable source of energy,', he said, in reference to the current situation in the Middle East and North Africa. President Rousseff, acknowledging that the exploration of the pre-salt fields would bring ‘enormous challenges', welcomed the prospect of cooperation between American and Brazilian research centres.
Obama hailed Brazil's ‘extraordinary rise' in recent years, noting that ‘more than half of this nation is now considered middle class' and ‘millions have been lifted from poverty', and said the two countries should ‘stand together – not as senior and junior partners, but as equal partners'.
President Rousseff accepted President Obama's invitation to visit the United States in the second half of this year.
Source: Embassy of Brazil in London
For Immediate Release
March 28, 2011
Washington, D.C. - Today, the Immigration Policy Center releases Constitutional Citizenship: A Legislative History, by 14th Amendment scholar Garrett Epps. One of the most insidious attacks on immigrants at both the federal and state level is the suggestion that the U.S. should repeal the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment and deny birthright citizenship to the children of certain immigrants. Some proponents of this position argue that the Framers of the 14th Amendment never intended that birthright citizenship extend to the children of temporary immigrants and unauthorized immigrants.
Epps argues that the Framers of the 14th Amendment lived during a period of increasing immigration, in which Chinese laborers were the temporary immigrants of the day and "gypsies" were the unauthorized immigrants of the 19th century. The 14th Amendment provided for birthright citizenship for both of these populations, and most certainly provides for birthright citizenship for the children of temporary and unauthorized immigrants today.
Perhaps most fundamentally, Epps explains that the Framers of the 14th Amendment were intent on changing the status quo and undoing the impact of years of slavery. They sought to amend the Constitution and not replicate the discriminatory policies of the antebellum period. A true analysis of the original intent of the Framers finds that they could not have intended to create a new population of vulnerable persons who, because of the national origins or actions of their parents, are denied U.S. citizenship.
Epps writes: ((If the children of "illegal aliens" are "illegal" themselves, then we have taken a giant step toward recreating slavery in all but name)). If citizenship is the hereditary gift of the nation rather than the inheritance of its people, we are drifting back toward the discredited doctrine of Dred Scott...The clamor for hereditary inequality comes from people eager to repeat the mistakes of the American past, and by doing so, to betray the American future.
To view the piece in its entirety, see:
Constitutional Citizenship: A Legislative History (IPC Special Report, March 28, 2011)
For more information contact Wendy Sefsaf at email@example.com or 202-507-7524.
For Immediate Release
March 24, 2011
Washington, D.C. - As Arizona approaches the one-year anniversary of the passage of SB 1070, the Immigration Policy Center and Center for American Progress release a new report, A Rising Tide or a Shrinking Pie: The Economic Impact of Legalization Versus Deportation in Arizona, by Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda and Marshall Fitz, which examines two very different futures for Arizona's economy.
In the first scenario, the proponents of SB 1070 achieve their stated goals and all current unauthorized immigrants leave the state - taking their labor, their spending power, and their tax dollars with them. In the second scenario, unauthorized immigrants are offered a pathway to legal status, thereby enabling them to earn higher wages, spend more, and pay more in taxes. The economic modeling shows that deporting all of Arizona's unauthorized workers, consumers, and taxpayers would eliminate 581,000 jobs and reduce state tax revenues by $4.2 billion. Conversely, legalizing the state's unauthorized immigrants would create 261,000 jobs and increase tax revenues by $1.7 billion.
According to Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda, the report's author and founding director of the North American Integration and Development Center at UCLA: "The key issue is that bills like SB 1070 that seek to eliminate the undocumented population, if successful, would represent a severe shock to the Arizona economy and create a deep hole that the state would have to claw out of. The size of that hole is what this new report measures."
According to Benjamin Johnson, Executive Director of the American Immigration Council: "One of the byproducts of inaction to reform our deeply flawed immigration system is that the current unauthorized population in the U.S. has established deep roots which are intricately connected to our federal and state economies. More than 60% of the current unauthorized population has been in the United States for more than 10 years. As a result, proposals to deport them or drive them away will come with a huge cost. What today's report makes clear is that states can either impose a huge deportation tax on their economy in a quest to enforce their way out of our broken immigration system. Or they can harness the economic potential of immigration for the good of their states."
According to Nan Walden, Arizona Businesswoman and Vice President and Counsel at Farmers Investment Co.: "This new report quantifies what we've been seeing on the ground for the past year. People are leaving, along with their tax and consumer dollars and visitors aren't coming because they are unsure of the climate. It is clear that SB 1070 is not good for Arizona business."
To view the report in its entirety, see:
For more information contact Wendy Sefsaf at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-507-7524.
The Immigration Policy Center (IPC), established in 2003, is the policy arm of the American Immigration Council. IPC's mission is to shape a rational conversation on immigration and immigrant integration. Through its research and analysis, IPC provides policymakers, the media, and the general public with accurate information about the role of immigrants and immigration policy on U.S. society. IPC reports and materials are widely disseminated and relied upon by press and policy makers. IPC staff regularly serves as experts to leaders on Capitol Hill, opinion-makers and the media. IPC is a non-partisan organization that neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate for office.
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