Amex Helps Get Fans Ready for An Exciting Season of Sports with New Ad Spots


Sports are always in season for American Express Card Members and fans. With the action of the US Open Tennis Championships here and the 2023-24 NBA Season around the corner, Amex has debuted three new ad spots.

The ads tell the story of a mother and daughter as they bond over their shared passion for sports. They follow the duo while attending a US Open tennis match and NBA basketball games together.

Viewers get to share their front-row seat as they experience how sports are made even better when youre with Amex. From exclusive access to event presales, to dedicated venue entryways, to Card Member lounges, Amex can help make sporting events even more epic.*

Sports have the power to connect communities around the world. Were excited to launch these high-energy, contextually relevant ad spots that show a mother and daughter building their connection through a shared love of sports, said Jessica Ling, Senior Vice President of Global Brand Advertising at American Express. We hope by watching these stories, viewers will get a taste of the energy and excitement that comes with experiencing sports with Amex.

Directed by Nicole Ackerman with Merman Pictures, the campaign is now airing during the US Open and across select television networks, streaming services, and Amex social channels.

Watch the ad spot below and click CC for closed captioning.

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Back to School Ready and Resilient

Strategies to prepare children and teens for a new school year.

School year strategies from OPC

School year strategies from OPC

TOMS RIVER, N.J.Aug. 8, 2023PRLog — The prospect of heading back to school can elicit mixed emotions among students no matter the age. While some may be eager and excited, others may feel anxious or nervous. Regardless of where your child falls on the spectrum, help them mentally prepare for their first day back. Victoria Azzopardi, LCSW, Director of Clinical Operations at Ocean Partnership for Children offers guidance and resources for the whole family as they navigate the back to school season.

Start Early
The transition from lazy summer days to structured school routines can be hard on both children and caregivers. A few weeks before school starts, begin to discuss a transition plan for re-establishing structure and familiarity into the household routine.

“School routine at any age is important and the earlier you start, the better off you are,” stated Azzopardi. “I would encourage having your child or teen join in on writing out or drawing pictures of the steps in the routine and the allotted time. This routine should include expectations on homework, playtime, dinner times, electronic use and overall nightly prep. At least two to three weeks before school, start implementing the agreed upon structure.”

Stay Organized
From school supply preparation to physical space for schoolwork, staying organized is key to back to school transitions. Prepare everything the night before so you can start their day organized.

Most schools have web portals that allow students to check their assigned teacher’s page for items they may need for the upcoming school year. “If a caregiver does not have access to a computer in advance of the school year, they could visit their local library. If that is not possible, start off with the basic items needed, such as pencils, pens, folders, notebooks, erasers, binders, sticky notes, sharpies and highlighters,” noted Azzopardi.

Establish a place in the home where schoolwork can be completed and maintained. Once school starts, it’s important to keep backpack and work areas clean. “Weekly, do a clean sweep. If papers need to be kept, file them; otherwise, toss them,” Azzopardi recommends. Weekly, caregivers along with their child/teen can check the school’s web portal to ensure everything is up to date and if not, make plans for completion.

Talk With Your Kids
Talk to your kids early about what it will be like heading back to school. Ask open ended questions, such as, “how are you feeling about school starting?”

“The key is supporting our kids when they are stressed or anxious about the upcoming school year. It is important to be fully present and actively listening without minimizing their feelings or trying to fix the situation,” noted Azzopardi. “Allow them the space to process their feelings without judgement.” Sometimes just knowing that someone understands what they’re experiencing is enough to help kids get through the fear, worry or anxiety of school starting.

Watch for Symptoms of Anxiety, and Then Manage
Anxiety is a universal feeling. When anxiety gets too big, kids may experience restlessness, excessive negative thoughts and worries, quickness to anger, bouts of unexplained crying, struggles concentrating, changes in eating and sleeping habits, somatic complaints and overly clingy behavior.

Caregivers know their child/teen best. “If you notice prolonged (couple of days up to two weeks) changes where the child/teen is showing signs that are unusual for them and discussion has not quelled their nerves, caregivers have many resources available at their fingertips for support,” stated Azzopardi. Caregivers can outreach directly to the school, their pediatrician, their insurance company to secure emotional/social support for their child/teen. They can also contact PerformCare at 877-652-7624, where the situation will be triaged and information and referral will be provided.

In-school support is available throughout the state of New Jersey, with many offering school counseling support as well as social supports such as Lunch Bunch. Azzopardi recommends, “caregivers, children and teens should seek out their guidance counselor to see what is available to them in their school system. If the child/teen’s emotional and social needs seem to require more support than what the school services can provide, the guidance counselor will be able to guide referrals.”

Preparing for a New School
Whether children/teens are returning to the same school or starting a new one, the start of a new school year can usually produce some angst, even among the most excited. However, most settle into an everyday routine in no time.

“Driving the child/teen to the school, showing them the exterior of the school building ahead of the first day helps set expectation and ease anxiety,” noted Azzopardi. For the first couple of days up to a week, caregivers should consider adjusting their own schedule to be home when their child/teen returns from school, helping to make the change easier. Of course, not all caregivers have that option. In that case, Azzopardi recommends caregivers arrange evenings to give their child/teen attention, especially during the first few days back at school. “While you may spend time talking about school, it’s a good idea to play a boardgame, watch a movie or favorite TV show or just get the body moving outside to promote healthy connections.”

About Ocean Partnership for Children Inc.
Founded in 2005, Ocean Partnership for Children (OPC) is Ocean County’s Care Management Organization (CMO). Its mission is to enhance the well-being of youth and their families through natural and community supports. OPC provides care coordination services for Ocean County youth up the age of 21 years who have mental health, substance use, intellectual and developmental challenges. OPC strives to keep children and adolescents at home, in school, and in the community by connecting them to resources that meet their unique needs and help them achieve their goals.

Ocean Partnership for Children is a non-profit organization available at no cost to all youth and families in Ocean County who meet the eligibility criteria of the New Jersey Children’s System of care. To learn more, visit or

Get Ready

Dear Ms Kim Flyer 4 19 2023

Dear Ms Kim Flyer 4 19 2023

GREENVILLE, S.C.April 19, 2023PRLog — Hosted by the Founder of SHEEN Magazine, Kimberly Chapman, and Co-Hosted by Antonia Chapman-Merced (SHEEN Magazine Executive, Socialite, and daughter of Chapman), #dearmskim is back for another season.  The highly anticipated return of a Youtube fan favorite will again feature audience-submitted questions where virtually nothing is off-limits.  Expect unapologetically honest answers that may be opinionated and often unpredictable.  Prepare for more laughs, life-impacting advice, high-impact debates, lots of energy, and audience giveaways. This not-yo-mama’s weekly podcast offers fashion tricks, beauty hacks, and health tips.  Chapman says, “I can’t wait to kick off our third season. We want our viewers to know health is definitely wealth, so I am letting our audience in on my journey of returning to a vegan lifestyle.   “Chapman-Merced states, “Life is what you make it.  I’m living mine out loud and without regrets.”

The #dearmskim show is a modern-day lifestyle show with the co-hosts giving real-time answers to real-life situations.

Here is the new season video drop: (…).

Check out previous #dearmskim episodes below:


Follow Kimberly Chapman on all platforms at @kimmchapman.  Catch Antonia Chapman-Merced on Instagram at @touchbytoni and on Facebook at @antonia.m.chapman.

About Kimberly Chapman
A graduate of Southern Wesleyan University, Kimberly Chapman is one of the most avant-garde entrepreneurs based in the Southeast.  Chapman is the co-founder of Chapman Products Inc. and the Founder of SHEEN Magazine.  She also fully oversees the CPI conglomerate that houses Nairobi Professional, Congo Professional, Kerefena Natural Hair Smoothing System, Akura Wellness, and the Chapman Foundation.  Chapman used her potent business acumen when co-starting the family empire with an illuminating zeal for people and a knack for organization and infrastructure.  Filling the void of healthy hair and beauty products for all cultures and ethnicities, Chapman pursued CPI becoming a household name worldwide.

Kimberly Chapman has been married to chemist William P. Chapman Jr. for over twenty-six years.  They have two children, William P. Chapman, III, and Antonia (Rafi-Diyn) Chapman-Merced, and four grandchildren, Rafi, Sophia, Sasha, and Kimberly.

About Antonia Chapman-Merced
Hair Heiress and Socialite Antonia Chapman-Merced have definitely cemented her name in the history books of Greenville, South Carolina as the ultimate master stylist.  Features of #TouchbyToni’s work can be found in international publications such as SHEEN Magazine.

Chapman-Merced’s philanthropic efforts include working closely with Chapman Foundation, INC. to promote higher education for students and enrich the lives of the community where she works.  She is considered “the one to watch” in Greenville, SC.

Chapman-Merced is married to Rafi Merced, a visionary, leader, and owner of Groom God Barbershop.  They have four beautiful children together, one boy and three girls.

About SHEEN Media Group
SHEEN Media Group is a multifaceted media and production company specializing in communication and marketing services.  SMG has in-house experts who create exclusive content targeting specific demographics for desired results.  SMG has a reputation for producing jaw-dropping campaigns that exceed expectations and consistently receive exceptional client feedback.

SMG houses a wide range of products, such as SHEEN Magazine and SHEEN Soundstage.

About SHEEN Magazine
SHEEN is “The Ultimate Beauty Guide” for the modern-day woman and a preeminent voice within the beauty industry.  SHEEN Magazine strives to educate, motivate, and empower, reaffirming the importance of self-worth while encouraging its audience. Published bi-monthly, SHEEN Magazine has consistently proven to be a media influencer, providing up-to-date news on beauty, fashion, hair, and entertainment trends.

Follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat at @sheenmagazine.  Connect with us on Facebook at The SHEEN Magazine.

Ready for Some Heartwarming Laughter? Catch the Exhibition of Renee’ Servello’s Book on Senior Moments at the London Book Fair 2023

Renee Servello shares the reality of the aging process.

San Diego, CA, USA – WEBWIRE

Catch the book display of Renee Servellos book Youre Kidding…Im a SENIOR? at the London Book Fair this coming April 18-20, 2023.

Nothing gets by author Renee Servello as she documents what life is like as you age in her book, Youre Kidding Im a SENIOR? Servellos book will be displayed by the self-publishing company ReadersMagnet at the 2023 London Book Fair this coming April 18-20, 2023.

The London Book Fair 2023 will be held at the Olympia London, Hammersmith Rd, London W14 8UX, United Kingdom, and is expected to attract over 25,000 publishing and creative media industry professionals from more than 135 countries, as well as more than 1,700 exhibitors from 60 countries.

The book trade fair provides the perfect opportunity for participants to network, discuss business, negotiate sales and business rights for content distribution, and build brand awareness. The event is also open to participants coming from other fields of industry.

Avid readers of comedy and biographical genre literature are in for a special treat as Youre Kidding Im a SENIOR? will be displayed alongside other distinguished published works at the London Book Fair, the largest worldwide gathering of the publishing and creative media industry. The book is out to capture hearts at this momentous event.

Youre Kidding Im a SENIOR? gives readers an eye-opening perspective of what life is for aging citizens written in a lighthearted way and filled with humor. The author shares some of her experiences, such as the challenges of her morning routine and intense cardio classes. Not only is the book out to get the readers to laugh, but it is also literature filled with wisdom, making it a must-have for those book collections.

Order Renee Servellos book Youre Kidding Im a SENIOR? Copies are available on ReadersMagnet Bookstore, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble. Readers are invited to visit the book display at the ReadersMagnet exhibit booth at the London Book Fair 2023.

Visit Renee Servellos website at

Youre KiddingIm a SENIOR?
Author | Renee Servello
Published date | February 2, 2022
Publisher | ReadersMagnet
Book Genre | Humor

Author Bio

Renee Servello, author of Humor All The Way: Youre KiddingIm a Senior? lives in Texas with her husband Anthony, children Kelli and Ty, grandchildren, and relatives. She had so much fun and laughter that she couldnt help but share her humorous adventures with the rest of the world. She assures us that there is an abundance of humor in everyday life that usually finds her. She has a large family and great friends.

HKTDC: Hong Kong ready for business; Delegation arrives in Riyadh

A delegation of business leaders from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), led by the city’s Chief Executive Mr John Lee and principal government officials, has arrived in Riyadh to explore collaboration opportunities with the business community of Saudi Arabia.
Over the past two days, the delegation discussed with Saudi government and industry leaders how Hong Kong can facilitate the Kingdom’s strategic development via its role as a global financial hub and China’s international gateway. The 30-strong delegation includes senior executives from Hong Kong’s financial institutions and regulator as well as major players in innovation and technology (I&T), sustainability and smart city solutions. Riyadh is the first of three stops on this week-long mission to the Middle East, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

At a press conference followed by an Investment Forum and dinner officiated by the Saudi Minister of Investment H.E. Khalid Al-Falih and attended by some 300 Saudi Arabian guests yesterday, Chief Executive Mr John Lee, said, “Saudi Arabia is a strong economy of the Gulf region and a growing source of foreign direct investment. Driven by Vision 2030, the dynamic blueprint for the future, Saudi Arabia is destined to take its place as an economic powerhouse built on diversity, sustainability, and innovation and technology. Hong Kong has long been the Asia-Pacific region’s multi-level bridge for foreign and Mainland Chinese businesses and investors. As integration with the Mainland continues to deepen, so too do opportunities for Hong Kong, and the economies and companies that work with Hong Kong.”

Mr Lee was joined by Deputy Secretary of Justice Mr Horace Cheung, Secretary for Financial Services and Treasury Mr Christopher Hui, and Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Mr Algernon Yau. Other business leaders from Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia also exchanged views at the investment forum yesterday.

At the forum, H.E. Khalid A Alfalih said: “This visit comes on the heels of numerous historic visits between our two countries starting with the visit of President Xi in 2016 following which the ties between the two countries deepened. Through this collaboration we aim at further developing various sectors whether it be asset management, private equity, wealth management – or in fintech, which saw an exponential growth of 79 per cent between 2021 and 2022.”

He added:” Saudi Arabia has the largest regulated capital markets in the region, with the largest stock exchange in the MENA region. Due to evolving trends we are also making efforts to strengthen global supply chains and have launched a dedicated global supply chain resilience initiative. This will be a great opportunity for China and Hong Kong-based companies to use the KSA as a platform for adding value to products customised for the Middle East region and beyond.”

Several Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) were signed at the Investment Forum. These include:
– Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) and Saudi Tadawul Group Holding Company
– SenseTime and King Abdullah Financial District (KAFD) (Letter of Intent)
– Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC) and Riyadh Chamber
– Templewater Ltd, Bravo Transport Services Ltd and Wisdom Motors (Hong Kong) Ltd and Nesma Holding Ltd
– SenseTime and Sela Company (Letter of Intent)
– Hutchison and King Salman Energy Park (SPARK)

HKTDC Chairman Dr Peter K N Lam said, “Saudi Arabia has an important role to play in the global economy, similar to China. And as a global financial hub, China’s international gateway and a commercial hub for the Belt and Road Initiative, Hong Kong can facilitate opportunities to help drive development initiatives around the world. We are pleased to organise this delegation to come and discuss collaboration opportunities, not only in our traditional sectors of finance and trade, but also in new areas in tech and innovation, smart city and sustainability solutions. Creating opportunities has been the work of the HKTDC for over 55 years, and I am hopeful that we can continue to help Hong Kong businesses play a part in the exciting growth of Saudi Arabia and the regional overall.”

The delegation has met with key enterprises in Riyadh to exchange ideas and learn more about Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. They visited major institutions, such as the Saudi Stock Exchange and the NEOM exhibition. This evening, the delegation will travel to Abu Dhabi and then onwards to Dubai, to meet with senior government and business leaders of the United Arab Emirates.

As a two-way platform between China and the world and as one of the world’s top financial centres, Hong Kong has been supporting businesses and investors worldwide to tap into the vast China and Asia market and has been playing a major role in the global financial system with its unique connectivity to China’s market. As part of China, but operating under an international system, Hong Kong provides special access to and from the mainland in the flow of capital, goods, technology and people, as defined in the country’s national 14th Five-Year plan.

Hong Kong is also a commercial hub for the Belt and Road Initiative, a global development plan initiated by China, and part of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) – an area in Southern China earmarked by the Chinese government to become a powerhouse of capital, I&T and cultural exchange driving the country’s development. With its common law system, low tax regime, advanced infrastructure and connectivity and as a its world-renowned global trade and business hub, Hong Kong is well-placed to support businesses from all over the world to invest and grow.

Find out more about Hong Kong:

– Hong Kong: general facts
– Hong Kong as a global financial centre
– Hong Kong’s tech and innovation
– Hong Kong as the commercial hub for the Belt and Road Initiative
– Hong Kong as part of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area


The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong’s trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. Please visit: Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

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