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Sonorous Records Releases Two Albums By Cross Jordan Singers

Sonorous Records Inc. has released two albums from the Cross Jordan Singers, from original recordings

By: Sonorous Records Inc.

Cross Jordan Singers

Cross Jordan Singers

WELLAND, OntarioJune 17, 2021PRLog — Sonorous Records Inc. is pleased to announce the release of two albums by the Cross Jordan Singers.  “Twenty five tracks in total, digitally enhanced from original recordings” stated Ivan Cavric label manager.  The two albums are titled:

Won’t It Be Grand

Let The Church Roll On

“These tracks were part of our HOB catalogue, many are previously unreleased.  This is more than music, it is history”  states Cavric.

From the Golden Era of Gospel groups, The Cross Jordan Singers of Nashville, TN. was established in 1952 under the leadership of Jimmy Milligan and Rev. Edward Presely. Started with six male voices who have thrilled people nationally with their special ways of communicating ideas, experience and emotions contained in gospel material.

About Us

Sonorous Records is an Independent record label.  Offering full service benefits in partnership with Ingrooves Music Group and UMG.  Owner of the venerable HOB (House of Beauty) catalogue featuring recordings of James Cleveland, Shirley Caesar and other great gospel artists.  Established in 2011, we work with established artists as well as rising independent artists in all genres seeking to break into the major scene.

http://www.sonorousrecordings.com/

Limited edition NFT art featuring 78-year-old esports champion DieHardBirdie goes on sale on OpenSea

First digital NFT art collection featuring gamer and artist Abbe “DieHardBirdie” Borg up for auction at OpenSea NFT marketplace

1st NFT of the World's Oldest Esports Champion

1st NFT of the World’s Oldest Esports Champion

NEW YORKJune 16, 2021PRLog — Calling all art enthusiasts, gamers, and esports fans: the Internet’s favorite senior Counter-Strike:Global Offensive (CS:GO) world champion DieHardBirdie is featured in this first NFT art collectible available for bidding at the OpenSea marketplace. The auction for DieHardBirdie NFT art will run from June 3, 2021 and will end on July 4, 2021 at 11:59 P.M. PST.

Abbe “DieHardBirdie” Borg, the 78-year-old gamer and artist, was one of the featured faces in the curated works at the Art Museum Gallery Mixer event held in the Museum of Graffiti in Miami, Florida last June 4, 2021. The Art Museum Gallery Mixer was hosted and sponsored by DSCVR, StrongNode, Momentum Studios, and NFT Blue alongside the Bitcoin 2021 Miami event.

“I’m very excited to have an NFT art made with my face on it. Art has always been my passion as I have done it for the past 50 years but I am enjoying my time as a gamer playing CS:GO. It’s nice to become the art piece and not the one making it,” Borg said. This marks another feat for Borg’s career and for the esports community. DieHardBirdie joins Diamondcon, a premier Call of Duty player for New York Subliners, to venture in the NFT community. Diamondcon will soon launch the world’s first esports NFT.

Interested buyers can visit DieHardBirdie’s NFT art collectible page and place bids here: https://opensea.io/collection/diehardbirdie-oldest-esports-world-champion-at-78

Abbe Borg has been an artist for the past 50 years and used paper, tissue, napkins, metal sheets, brass, and copper as his medium. Over the last five years, Borg embarked on his new career as a professional gamer and is currently streaming his game plays live on his Twitch channel.

Recently, DieHardBirdie has been working with OGLife, a streaming and gaming platform dedicated to honoring the elderlies through esports. Abbe “DieHardBirdie” Borg serves as the OGLife’s Impact Ambassador and League Champion.

For more information on DieHardBirdie, visit: https://goldensnipers.com/

About DieHardBirdie

Abbe Borg, best known as “DieHardBirdie,” is a Sweden-based Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) senior world champion at 78 years old. Before his second career as a pro gamer, Abbe was a professional artist working on metal and paper sculptures. Abbe is fond of origami and we can often find him creating interesting sculptures out of old books and crafting beautiful paper flowers for his family and friends when not video gaming. Abbe is tagged as Birdie because of his talent in mimicking bird calls and sounds by whistling with a leaf or other materials.

DieHardBirdie can be reached at diehardbirdie@gmail.com. He streams his gameplays on twitch.tv/diehardbirdie and uploads his videos on youtube.com/c/diehardbirdie.

Fatherhood is Redefined in Transformative Poetry Book

1888PressRelease – “My goal was to introduce a support group for the socially conscious to change the narrative about abusive and neglectful fathers and men in black and brown cultures. I decided it was time to put a period where commas were and redefine manhood for a new generation.” – Said Mario Reyes on his book “A Son with No Father is A Book with No Author.”

Atlanta, GA – Author Mario Reyes is celebrating fatherhood through education and edification with his first contribution to the literary world, “A Son with No Father is A Book with No Author.” In this hybrid of poetic short stories, Reyes gracefully, yet unapologetically, tackles complicated subjects like race, relationships, sexuality and bullying by providing an inside look into conversations he’s shared with his son, Mario Jr.

“Consider this experience a real-time simulation—a book that talks back to you, offers constructive criticism to be used to assist parents in being proactive and seize control over the narrative for their children before the internet and social media controls it for them,” Reyes said.

In addition, Reyes heavily features the virtues of manhood in his book, which allows his work to be the baseline for the discussion on redefining manhood.

“My goal was to introduce a support group for the socially conscious to change the narrative about abusive and neglectful fathers and men in black and brown cultures,” he said. “I decided it was time to put a period where commas were and redefine manhood for a new generation.”

Reyes also created a workbook to accompany, which helps facilitate communication between parent and child.

“This book has been evolutionary for me as a mother by teaching me the right questions to ask my son and being more open to his point of view,” said Amanda Leigh Miller, 40 of Pennsylvania. “I am now aware of my young son’s fragility in a world where we’re taught to tell young boys to ‘man-up’ without providing conversation and guidance behind the true meaning of being a man.”

Readers praise Reyes’ transparency, which creates space for them to reminisce, reveal and revel in their past while shepherding a boy to manhood. Parents of school-age boys to young adults are finding this book is like talking to a friendly peer in parenting who just “gets it.”

“Mario delves into the nuances of being a Gen X dad raising a Gen Z son,” Miller shared. “Although some of his stories shed light on his flaws, you can also see how all his life experiences tie together to shape him into the ever-evolving man and father he is today.”

“The man knows how to draw an audience,” said father of two, Vaughan Parham, 43 of Texas. “What I most appreciate about Mario’s style is the language used to convey each experience. It is succinct; poetic calligraphy that you can’t find in our current society’s lexicon of parentage. You can tell that Mario is a father writing with a legacy at stake to represent all fathers, including those with little to no voices to share their contributions to their children’s lineage.”

Reyes is also fortifying the impact of his debut book by hosting a father-and-son gathering called, “Kingdom Son Healing Workshops.” Holding their inaugural sessions in Summer 2020, the families met for eight Sundays at Atlanta’s The Gathering Spot. The workshop is set to return virtually in August 2021.

“A Son with No Father is A Book with No Author” is available for purchase at www.papipicassopoetry.com.

About the Author: “A Son with No Father is A Book with No Author,” is one way author Mario “Papi Picasso” Reyes is shaping the culture through his artistry and community impact. Known for his poetry and unique ability to deliver and change the tone of any stage he touches, the Co-Op City (Bronx, NY) native was raised in the 80’s surrounded by all the elements of Hip Hop and culture. Through his poetry, which he shares on a national scene and around Atlanta (now home for Reyes), he addresses issues including, discrimination, gender inequality, the digital divide, gentrification, divorce, co-parenting, fatherhood and virtues of manhood. In addition to giving back to his community, Reyes proudly served his country in the Air Force’s Intelligence Community for six years.

Real Estate Expert Sharon Frank New Book Titled “A Home Buyer’s Blueprint” Available Online

Real Estate Expert and Guru Sharon Frank launches new book titled “A Home Buyer’s Blueprint” now available online. The book is a must read and an important reference for any looking to purchase a home, and has valuable information for real estate agents looking to increase their skillset, mindset at bottom-line at the same time.

“A Home Buyer’s Blueprint” is the ultimate guide for buying real estate. This book is ideal for first time home buyers and has crucial information for real estate agents who are looking to sharpen their skills. This is a must-read book that helps you understand the ins and outs of purchasing a home. After reading this book, you be fully equipped to face anything in the housing market and purchase a home with confidence. Purchasing a home is not easy, and no one should have to take on that challenge without support. This book guides you through each step so that you are comfortable and confident throughout the entire process. Buying a home is an exciting and life-changing decision, but it’s important to be knowledgeable and prepared as you embark on the journey of becoming a homeowner. This book provides the information and solutions necessary to help you overcome any obstacle and challenge when buying your first home. It is a must-read for homebuyers, real estate agents, and anyone with interest in the housing market. To order your copy today visit: https://www.sharonrfrankrealestate.com/a-home-buyers-blue-print-book/ “I purchased the book “A Home Buyer’s Blueprint” and was pleasantly surprised with all of the information the homebuyers blueprint provided. The book is full of facts, tips, pointers, strategies, industry secrets, and knowledgeable information from a leading real estate industry expert.”  I recommend you adding this book to your library as book will serve as an asset.” Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc./New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration 2019 Small Business Champion

About Sharon Frank Real Estate Expert/Guru & Author:
For Sharon Frank, the real estate industry is a place where she can act as a fierce advocate and an astute problem solver for various individuals. Sharon R. Frank is a professional real estate broker and Real Estate Developer who achieves continuous success through whole-hearted service in the field. Sharon takes real estate more as a lifestyle than a career. This mindset, coupled with her meticulous and results-oriented persona provides a clear roadmap leading to the success of every transaction. In her 23 years of service, she has worked extensively in the real estate field and her successes have been tremendous.

Sharon Frank Grant has been a Real Estate and Mortgage Professional since 1997; she holds an Associate of Science degree in Business Management. Sharon is certified in Property management and is also a certified Title Closer. Her background and earlier career stems back to consumer credit and collection, which set the foundation for her expertise and knowledge in the credit and consumer Lending market. Sharon is currently a License Real Estate Agent. In her earlier career years, Sharon was hired by a retail chain to implement and launch a credit and collection department for a chain of 40 retail clothing stores who, at that time, wanted to offer their customers a store credit card. That company was Norstan Apparel Shops/ Fashion Center.

To purchase a copy of your book today online visit: https://www.sharonrfrankrealestate.com/a-home-buyers-blue-print-book/

Ocean County YMCA & Toms River Regional Schools to serve free lunch to combat child hunger

The second annual Grab N’ Go Summer Meals Program will run from June 25 through September 3.

Grab N' Go Summer Meals Program starts June 25.

Grab N’ Go Summer Meals Program starts June 25.

TOMS RIVER, N.J.June 17, 2021PRLog — The Ocean County YMCA and Toms River Regional Schools will host its second annual Grab N’ Go Summer Meals Program from June 25 through September 3, Monday through Friday from 11am to 1pm. Participating youth, 18 or younger, will receive free, nutritious lunches and snacks daily. No I.D., application or proof of income is needed.

According to SchoolNutrition.org, pre-pandemic, nearly 100,000 schools/institutions serve school lunches to 29.6 million students each day, including: 20.1 million free lunches; 1.7 million reduced pay price (student pays $.40); 7.7 million full price, and 4.9 billion lunches are served annually (Source: USDA FY 2019 data). However, once the school year ends, only a small percentage of these same students can access free meals over the summer break, leaving many children without these meals.

“The Y, in partnership with Toms River Regional Schools, is working to fill that gap by keeping children healthy and well-nourished this summer, ensuring that kids reach their full potential,” said Peter T. Rosario, President and CEO of the Ocean County YMCA.

“Our longstanding and invaluable partnership with the Ocean County YMCA helps fulfill the most basic of needs for this community- food,” said Toms River Regional Schools Superintendent Thomas Gialanella. “Never is that need more pronounced than right now, as we enter the hot summer months, when school is out and children and families are maybe uncertain of what’s available to them, and as we continue to navigate the challenges of a pandemic. Through our school sites, the tireless efforts of the Y, and the support of many others throughout Toms River, I am proud that our district plays a role in helping to feed students and families throughout this community during summer, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of this amazing program.”

The Ocean County YMCA and Toms River Regional Schools will begin serving meals Monday through Friday, June 25 through September 3, from 11am-1pm. Participating youth will receive nutritious lunches and snacks daily. This program will be available at the Ocean County YMCA, as well as nine Toms River Schools (High School East, 1225 Raider Way, Toms River; High School South, 55 Hyers Street, Toms River; Beachwood Elementary, 901 Berkeley Avenue, Beachwood; Cedar Grove Elementary, 173 Cedar Grove Road, Toms River; Citta Elementary, 2050 Lakewood Road, Toms River; Pine Beach Elementary, 101 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine Beach; Silver Bay Elementary, 100 Silver Bay Road, Toms River; South Toms River Elementary, 419 Dover Road, Toms River; South Toms River Elementary, 419 Dover Road, Toms River, and Walnut Street Elementary, 60 Walnut Street, Toms River).

“Hunger has a lasting impact on the development of children,” said Rosario. “Giving kids access to nutrition-filled meals allows kids to focus, learn and become empowered to reach their full potential. The Grab N’ Go Summer Meals Program is a wonderful way for us to keep our kids strong and combat hunger.”

To learn more about the Grab N’ Go Summer Meals Program, call or email Jennifer Poulos at jpoulos@ocymca.org or visit ocymca.org/summermeals.

About the Ocean County YMCA

At the Y, we take immense pride in our work to strengthen communities and help all of us be our best selves. We provide a place to play, to learn, to be healthy, and to give back. We believe that everyone, no matter who they are or where they are from, deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential. Everything the Y does is in service of making sure people and communities thrive. To learn more, visit ocymca.org.

https://ocymca.org/the-ocean-county-ymca-and-toms-river-regional-schools-to-serve-free-lunch-all-summer-long-to-combat-child-hunger/

Ald. Pat Dowell Calls for Personal Dashboard for the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office

IllinoisForDowell.com

IllinoisForDowell.com

CHICAGOJune 17, 2021PRLog — Today, Chicago Alderman Pat Dowell, candidate for Democratic nominee for Illinois Secretary of State, released an innovative program for the Secretary of State’s office. She is proposing that the Secretary of State implement a personal dashboard for each resident that could be viewed on their mobile devices or the SoS website.

“The Illinois Secretary of State Dashboard (ISSD) I am proposing is designed to increase ease of use for Illinois residents who require services such as drivers license renewals, license plate stickers as well as business related online registrations. Under my administration, Illinois will lead the nation in using technology,” said Dowell. “We should not be lagging behind our neighbors.”

“Think about all of the things that you can do when you sign in to your online bank account. You can check your balance, pay your bills, transfer money, pay your mortgage, and more. Imagine having that ease of use for the functions at the Secretary of State’s office. Imagine being able to get a renewal sticker for your license plates, become an organ donor, and  renew your driver’s license online without spending hours waiting in line.”

Michigan and Indiana have already begun increasing the functionality of their SoS websites, and Dowell stressed that Illinois should not fall behind.  She noted that there have been some challenges, especially in Michigan where the site was down for five days because the site could not handle the web traffic. Dowell wants Illinois to learn from these experiences.

Dowell said, “I am committed to making the Illinois Secretary of State’s website robust, nimble and secure. The ISSD dashboard will allow customers to be able to make online appointments, pay fees, and conduct online transactions from their desktop or mobile device. In a post COVID-19 world, we need to give the public access to remote features and services.”

Dowell’s plan will transform the current “billboard” style website to an online service center where people will be able to have an interactive experience. She says this is designed to improve the efficiency of the office and cut down the expenses.

Currently, users of the SoS website can find where to go and what to bring in order to accomplish necessary tasks such as acquiring state IDs, registering LLCs and so forth. Dowell’s personal dashboard (ISSD) program will explore the possibilities of allowing people to schedule appointments online and access a variety of services.

For example, in order to renew license plates, the current webpage requires a registration ID and PIN that is located on a renewal notice received by physical mail or email. Emails are not always sent out  for this service, and physical mail delivery has been extremely challenging this past year across Illinois. In order to obtain this information, the user must call the Public Inquiry operator, and then continue through the portal to renew. With the ISSD, this process can be streamlined as a constituent’s vehicle information could be accessed through their unique login.

While there are certainly hurdles to overcome to implement an effective dashboard, this will increase the quality of life of Illinoisians as well as reduce the workload of current physical SoS locations and staff, and continue to move Illinois forward.

Summary

Pat Dowell will create a Personal Dashboard ISSD so the people of Illinois could sign into the Secretary of State website and look at a personal page that includes a variety of information such as:

  • Driver License Renewal
  • License Plate Renewal
  • Change of Address
  • Organ Donor Forms
  • Literacy Program Information
  • Voter Registration Links
  • Links to Polling locations
  • Links to Illinois Board of Elections
  • Links to Other State Agencies
  • Information about other State/Local Resources

Website: Citizens for Pat Dowell, Illinois Secretary of State (https://www.illinoisfordowell.com/)

Facebook: @IllinoisForDowell (https://www.facebook.com/illinoisfordowell)