The Royal Makeover of the Palace on Wheels

Press Release

updated: Sep 21, 2017 20:00 IST

​‘Railway termini are our gates to the glorious and the unknown,’ wrote novelist E M Forster in 1910. Once upon a time, a rail journey was an opulent expedition of the Royals. An experience equalled by no other means of transport. It’s this golden age of rail travel that the Palace on Wheels has kept alive by serving it to the discerning guests for the last 35 years.

Despite being voted as one of the top four luxury trains in the world, the Palace on Wheels has not rested on its laurels. The moving palace has always set new benchmarks for the Royal Treatment. And, now its grandeur has become even grander with the introduction of Royal Spa and refurbished authentic Royal Rajputana fine dining restaurants, bar, library, and lavish lounge. Moreover, the modern high-tech amenities like satellite LCD TVs and Wi-Fi have also been introduced along with modifications in the itinerary and off-train excursion tours. And don’t be surprised if you find an ATM or a satellite phone facility on board soon.

If the train journey is so special, how can its leading tour operator be any less? For the last 15 years, Worldwide Rail Journeys (WRJ) has brought the best in Indian luxury rail travel experience to the world. It’s no easy feat to be recognised as the Best Rail Tour Operator in India for successive years. The company has stayed ahead of the curve by gauging its customer needs well in advance and delighting them with unique offerings. The company has launched special packages for elite members of Alumni Associations, Golf Clubs, Polo Clubs, Premier Clubs, Elite Clubs and University Faculties.

Speaking of the special packages, Manish Saini, Managing Director of WRJ said, “Luxury is a word used by many but understood by very few. Our decades of luxury travel experience have taught us that luxury expectations of the Elite are of a different level. What might seem lavish to some is ordinary for them. They are looking for authentic and unique experiences that are hard to replicate. For them, luxury is not a price tag but an experience to be lived. Royalty has always attracted the elite and their desire to live as Maharajas has only increased with time.”

Adding further, Mr Saini continues, “The Palace on Wheels has been a hallmark of Royalty on the global front. And, now with the introduction of state-of-the-art amenities and en-suite facilities, it has become even grander. Although Diwali is a bit far, we decided to bring in the festive spirit early on – we are launching special packages for our elite customers. They can enjoy a uber luxury experience of the Palace on Wheels at attractive prices.”

Moreover, to ensure a seamless royal experience, Worldwide Rail Journeys has taken giant steps to becoming 100% digitised, offering personalised services, 24×7 customer support and providing booking flexibility.

After all, a royal experience is not limited to on board services. It reflects in every fine detail.​

About Worldwide Rail Journeys:

Worldwide Rail Journeys (WRJ) is the largest General Sales Agent of luxury trains in India offering booking services on renowned trains like the Palace on Wheels, Maharajas’ Express, Deccan Odyssey and the Golden Chariot. They are affiliated with IATO, JATA and Approved by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. 

They may be contacted by:
Phone 91-120-4566660, 91-120-4501103, Mobile +91-9650218632, 9560627785, 9560627235
​Via website

Source: Worldwide Rail Journeys Pvt. Ltd.

IrelandWeek and KCRW to Host School Night Presented by Music From Ireland

​​​​​IrelandWeek ( in association with Music From Ireland and Culture Ireland are proud to announce an all Irish musical talent line up for School Night on Monday October 16, 2017 at Bardot in Los Angeles.

School Night during the inaugural IrelandWeek will feature Elm, All Tvvins, The Strypes and Lisa Hannigan with guest DJ’s between sets. To join the wait list for free tickets please visit

School Night has been the go-to live music series for fans and industry alike to find their new favorite artists for the last 8 years. Created by KCRW DJ and curator Chris Douridas and Matt Goldman (MFG / AOK Collective), School Night has proven its tastemaker sensibility by booking some of the greatest artists in the world, alongside breaking new bands, often for their first shows ever. Artists who have graced the stage include Moby, Alt-J, Hozier, Florence and The Machine, Miguel, Billie Eilish, BØRNS, Capital Cities, Alt-J, Dua Lipa, Haim, Icona Pop, and many more.

“By getting together with Chris Douridas, KCRW and the other partners at School Night, we are getting access to a 50k strong mailing list of music industry professionals, music supervisors, radio, labels, publishers, booking agencies, artists and early adopter music fans. As a stepping stone to a US story for Irish acts, we couldn’t have asked for a better partner.”

Angela Dorgan,
CEO, Music From Ireland

Angela Dorgan, CEO of Ireland’s music export office Music from Ireland says “By getting together with Chris Douridas, KCRW and the other partners at School Night, we are getting access to a 50k strong mailing list of music industry professionals, music supervisors, radio, labels, publishers, booking agencies, artists and early adopter music fans. As a stepping stone to a US story for Irish acts, we couldn’t have asked for a better partner.”

Christine Sisk, director of Culture Ireland added, “Culture Ireland is delighted to support these Irish artists’ appearance at Ireland Week through the Music from Ireland program”. “We know the value in our artists playing live for industry professionals and where else would be more appropriate than Los Angeles. We wish them and all at IrelandWeek every success.”

The inaugural IrelandWeek week long conference and culture festivities from October 16-21, 2017 in Los Angeles, California is in association with Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Irish Film Board, Culture Ireland, Creative Ireland, IDA Ireland, Tourism Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, IrelandWeek’s focus is to bring Ireland to the world, and the world back to Ireland. Sponsors of the week include Aer Lingus, The Ireland Funds, The California Irish Legislative Caucus. Supporters of the project include Music From Ireland, Bord Bia, the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland, The City of Los Angeles and many more. The official media partner of Ireland Week is Irish Times Abroad.

With enhanced connectivity between Los Angeles and Dublin, IrelandWeek aims to capitalize by creating a two-way international superhighway. Ireland displays its talents abroad while encouraging inward investment, tourism, jobs and cultural awareness.

Aer Lingus offers non-stop flights from Dublin to Los Angeles and has provided a discount code for people traveling to Los Angeles from Ireland to IrelandWeek – discount code IRLLAX17.

To get tickets and updates on events please go to

W: | F: @lisahannigan | T: @LisaHannigan | I: @lisahannigan Breaking Tunes:

Currently on a whirlwind global tour touching down at all the festivals that matter from Fujirocks in Japan to Sziget in Hungary, The Strypes arrive to LA on the back of their chart topping 3rd album “Spitting Image”.
W: | F: @TheStrypes | T: @The_Strypes | I: @the_strypes_official Breaking Tunes:

Their debut album ‘IIVV’ crashed into the Irish album charts at #2. Along the way, they have toured Europe, played SXSW, shared stages with Arcade Fire, Foals and Pixies; performed at the 2FM Xmas Ball in front of 15,000 people; and amassed over 10 million spotify streams.
W: | F: @alltvvins | T: @alltvvins | I: @alltvvins

Meet Elm, four queers who love all things pop. The Irish band matches vocal androgyny with unforgettable cello lines, creating a unique sense of originality within the constraints of the pop realm. With a presence that bewitches, Elm embodies the sound of a new un-uniformed generation to express themselves in their own stunning way. Elm have had major success far beyond the Irish seas, making waves across the globe through radio (BBC, KCRW, RTE 2fm), festivals (Canadian Music Week, Liverpool Sound City, Electric Picnic) and press (Forbes, The Irish Times, Broadsheet).
W: | F: @lThisIsElm | T: @ThisIsElm | I:@thisiselmm Breaking Tunes:

Culture Ireland promotes Irish arts worldwide. We create and support opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues. We develop platforms to present outstanding Irish work to international audiences, through showcases at key global arts events, including the Edinburgh Festivals and the Venice Biennales. For more information please visit

Music From Ireland is the Irish music export office run by First Music Contact in partnership with Culture Ireland which funds and presents the Irish showcases at large international music conferences. For more information please visit

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Source: IrelandWeek

HOTEL MANAGEMENT Magazine Reveals "Thirty Under 30" – 30 Influential Rising Stars in Hospitality, All Under 30 Years of Age

HOTEL MANAGEMENT releases its annual “Thirty Under 30” list, showcasing the hospitality industry’s rising talent. 

Each year, HOTEL MANAGEMENT opens up its call for nominations to the greater industry in order to capture true rising talent that deserves widespread recognition for their dedication to the field. Nominees must be 30 years old or younger as of Dec. 31, 2017, currently work at any level in a hotel field (operations, management, ownership, technology, asset management, consulting, training, sales & marketing), have completed a significant project for his or her hotel or organization and be recognized by leaders of his or her own hotel or organization as an emerging leader.

This year, more than 60 nominations were received and the below 30 professionals were chosen by HOTEL MANAGEMENT’s senior editorial staff for their outstanding achievements:

This year’s class is a testament to hard work and dedication within the hospitality industry and I salute these young professionals on a job well done and look forward to watching their careers evolve.

David Eisen,
Editor-in-Chief, Questex Hospitality Group & HOTEL MANAGEMENT magazine

1.     Alexa Abbananto, Manager, Global Brand Sales & Commercial Integration, Hilton

2.     Aaron Allison, Membership Development Coordinator, RLH Corporation

3.     Andrew Bou-Sliman, Vice President of Acquisitions & Development, Naples Hotel Group

4.     Stacey Carr, Manager, Member and Franchise Operations, Americas Best Value Inn and Canadas Best Value Inn, Red Lion Hotels Corporation

5.     Tim Goebel, Manager, Marketing, Best Western Hotels & Resorts

6.     Gabby Gordon, Director, Finance, Pebblebrook Hotel Trust

7.     Daniel Heagney, General Manager, Found Hotels

8.     Joseph (Joe) Heck, Director of People Support, HHM

9.     Billy Joyeux, Assistant General Manager/Revenue Manager, Ramada Columbus North/Polaris

10.  Samantha Kapellusch, Assistant General Manager, Hilton Garden Inn/Chattanooga Downtown

11.  Katherine Kies, Corporate Director of Food & Beverage, Pollin Miller Hotel Group

12.  Lia Knight, Benefits Coordinator, First Hospitality Group, Inc.

13.  Sean Kreiman, Senior Associate, Asset Management, CHMWarnick. LLC

14.  Pierce Meck, Senior Associate on the Acquisitions and Development, Hersha Hospitality Trust

15.  Melody  Odell, General Manager, Innisfree Hotels

16.  Saajan B. Patel, Vice President, Operations, Mirage Hospitality

17.  Sawan Patel, Managing Partner, Unity Hotels Group

18.  Marleen Perez, Human Resources Manager, Hilton West Palm Beach

19.  Greg Prescott, Director of New Business & Talent management, Columbia Hospitality

20.  Danielle Rakowitz, Digital Content Producer, Wyndham Hotel Group

21.  Chelsea Salamone, Senior Investment Analyst, Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

22.  Sam Schwartz, Development Director, First Hospitality Group

23.  Anthony Scotland, Senior Manager of Loyalty and Brand Marketing for the Independent Hotel Portfolio, HHM

24.  Collette Sembler, Brand Marketing Manager, Wyndham Hotel Group

25.  Sommer Shiver, Corporate Communications & Marketing Manager, Hotel Equities

26.  Jacob, Verstegen, Executive Chef, LondonHouse Chicago, Curio Collection by Hilton

27.  Eduard Wedel, Senior Director, Asset Management, The Chartres Lodging Group, LLC

28.  Tricia Wieser, Restaurant Manager, Marriott Los Angeles Airport

29.  Emma Williams, Area Director of Revenue Management, Independent Hotel Portfolio, HHM

30.  Jeff Wu, Director, Corporate Finance and Business Development, Viceroy Hotel Group

“This year’s class is a testament to hard work and dedication within the hospitality industry and I salute these young professionals on a job well done and look forward to watching their careers evolve,” said David Eisen, Editor-in-Chief of the Questex Hospitality Group and HOTEL MANAGEMENT magazine. “These are the leaders of tomorrow and the list is proof that the industry is in great hands.”

The 2017 Thirty Under 30 winners will be featured in the Oct. 17 print issue of HOTEL MANAGEMENT. Visit to learn more.


About Hotel Management, a Division of Questex Hospitality Group

HOTEL MANAGEMENT is a leading B2B centralized print and online source for the latest news, trends and analysis across the hospitality industry. Stay up-to-date on breaking news in global and local investment, development, technology, operations, food & beverage and design.

HOTEL MANAGEMENT is a division of Questex, a leading global business information company headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts. We drive business investment, innovation and demand creation in the markets we serve by bringing investors, buyers, sellers and professionals together through a wide range of business events; inform them through our business information and intelligence products and support marketers with a comprehensive platform of demand generation, lead-gen, branding, digital media, events and marketing products and services produced by our professional staff and delivered worldwide.

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: David Eisen, 212-895-8436,

MARKETING DIRECTOR: Alexandra Aldridge, 212-895-8284,

Source: Questex Hospitality Group

cPanel, Inc. Releases cPanel & WHM Version 66

cPanel, Inc., the Hosting Platform of Choice, is excited to announce the release of cPanel & WHM version 66.

Press Release

updated: Sep 21, 2017 09:00 CDT

The new features in version 66 include our WordPress Manager Plugin, the brand new Application Manager for Ruby applications, and the ability to now host your Incremental Backups remotely.

We have also improved EasyApache 4 profile management and added a number of new PHP modules for EasyApache 4. We’ve Increased cPanel user’s control over AutoSSL, and improved usability for both Web Disk and File Manager. WHM is now much more mobile friendly, and you can be notified of potentially abusive email users.

“As cPanel & WHM Version 66 completes its rollout, we will see nearly 80 percent adoption,” said Ken Power, Vice President of Product Development at cPanel. “Interested parties can take a look at the feature highlights on the cPanel & WHM Version 66 Release Site, and read the full Version 66 release notes on the cPanel Documentation site.”

As cPanel & WHM Version 66 completes its rollout, we will see nearly 80 percent adoption.

Ken Power,
Vice President of Product Development

Since 1997, cPanel has been delivering the web hosting industry’s most reliable and intuitive web hosting automation software. The robust automation software helps businesses thrive and allows them to focus on more important things. Customers and partners receive first-class support and a rich feature set, making cPanel & WHM® the Hosting Platform of Choice. For more information about cPanel, visit

“cPanel” and “cPanel & WHM” are registered trademarks of cPanel, Inc.

Media Contact:
Benny Vasquez — Manager of Community Engagement
Phone: (832) 433-4005

Source: cPanel, Inc.

24diamonds Relaunches Fashionable Diamond Jewelry at Competitive Prices is an online store that offers genuine and quality men’s diamond watches and women’s rings at fair prices.

Press Release

updated: Sep 21, 2017 10:28 EDT, is an online store offering diamonds for sale. Nowadays, jewelry for men has become really popular. The company, based out of Midtown of New York City, it is the largest diamond and jewelry center in the world. Established in the year 2003, the family owned and operated business has considerable expertise in the online sale of gold, silver, gemstones, GIA certified loose diamonds, diamond jewelry, watch winders, brand new timepieces, and other luxury accessories. Owing to the quality of products and competitive prices, is increasingly becoming the first resource for those who are interested in diamonds, rings, watches and other diamond jewelry.

When asked about the diamonds and diamond jewelry on offer, one of the family members stated, “We have a considerable experience and expertise in the online sale of diamonds, diamond jewelry, and other accessories. With our meticulously designed, painstakingly created and visually appealing diamond jewelry beside the competitive prices, we cater to the senses of modern day fashion ‘savvy’ men and women enthusiasts who are always on a lookout for something unique and different in jewelry. Hence, we have a long list of satisfied customers.”

Being a trusted eBay (since 2006) and Amazon seller, has always won accolades from customers, thanks to its uncompromising resolve to offer quality products at highly discounted prices. With low markup and operating at a low overhead cost, the online store is capable of keeping the price to a bare minimum. What’s more enticing is the fact that is an authorized retailer of Joe Rodeo, Aqua Master, Tonino,  Lamborghini watch companies, Volta, Diplomat, Orbita, Rapport London, RDI Charles Kaeser and Hadley Roma accessories. This gives customers a vital choice.

“We have a considerable experience and expertise in the online sale of diamonds, diamond jewelry, and other accessories. With our meticulously designed, painstakingly created and visually appealing diamond jewelry beside the competitive prices, we cater to the senses of modern day fashion ‘savvy’ men and women enthusiasts who are always on a lookout for something unique and different in jewelry. Hence, we have a long list of satisfied customers.”

When asked about the diamond watches for men, the family member further stated, “We always knew and firmly believe that a timepiece always remains the favorite of men. Those ultra-rich people who want to add that much-needed exalted feel and flaunt their richness will not mind wearing a diamond watch. To find one that is encrusted with diamonds in a beautiful way, customers can reach out to us and find the best diamond watches that would adorn their wrists and will make wearers feel special among their peer group.” also offers an extensive list of women’s rings. Flaunting more than 2000 ring designs and over 10 years of experience in the jewelry industry, the online store is in a position to offer one of the fullest selections to those who want to make a style statement of their own. Be it luxury diamond engagement rings, fancy diamond and rare gemstone cocktail rings, anniversary and wedding bands, elegant fashion rings of varied designs, color, shape, sizes, and style impress every woman with a sense of fashion and style. Therefore, those who want to buy diamond rings for women or even buy sterling silver jewelry online can count on 

About is an online diamond and jewelry store operating out of Midtown of New York City. Established in the year 2003, the online store is renowned for offering genuine diamonds, immaculately designed jewelry pieces and diamond watches that fashion ‘savvy’ men and women customers can buy as per their aspirations. Therefore, those who are looking for diamond watches online can count on


Gilbertsville Farmhouse Announces Dates for Couples Retreat 2017

Gilbertsville Farmhouse’s annual Couples Retreat has become one of their most highly anticipated events in Upstate New York and this year the romantic weekend retreat will take place November 3rd-5th, 2017.

Press Release

updated: Sep 21, 2017 09:05 EDT

​​​​​​​Gilbertsville Farmhouse has just announced that their Couples Retreat 2017 will take place the weekend of November 3-5th, 2017.  The retreat is known as the most romantic weekend of the year, and for good reason.  This exclusive retreat is available once a year to only ten (10) couples and includes a unique glamping experience in Gilbertsville Farmhouse’s one-of-a-king glamping village, hailed one of the best glamping experiences in the world by The Venue Report and one of the top five glamping spots in the U.S. by top travel blogger, The Points Guy. 

Surrounded by the luscious landscape of the Catskill mountains and the meticulously manicured farm where it lives, Gilbertsville Farmhouse’s glamping tents are each a 320 square foot camping paradise.  Spacious and beautiful, each tent is appointed with high-end plush king mattresses, luxurious bedding, plush robes, screened windows, electricity, lighting, mirrors, candles, ceiling fans and romantic wood-burning stoves.  The common bathhouse is actually not common at all.  Welcoming glampers with a lobby area, leather sofas, rustic lighting and double fireplaces, the bathhouse has rainshowers, private dressing areas and beautiful restrooms that put the “glam” in glamping.  

“We began as a wedding venue, so our glamping tents were designed for romance.  Our Couples Retreat is so successful because romance is what we do best.” – SHARON BOUSTANI, OWNER OF GILBERTSVILLE FARMHOUSE 

If glamping on a fall weekend in upstate NY isn’t romantic enough, retreaters have options to book uber-romantic couples massages, professional photo sessions and a private, candlelit and catered four-course meal and wine pairing.  Talk about private and exclusive, this dining option is available only to one couple each night of the retreat.  The retreat includes continental breakfast with artisan bread baskets delivered fresh to the glamping tent doors daily and nightly campfires and s’mores. New this year will be a “campfire jam session” with a local singer and guitarist.

Gilbertsville Farmhouse will be providing a free luncheon for media/reporters who are interested in covering the retreat on Saturday, November 4, 2017 between 11AM and 3PM.  Please contact Sharon via email if interested:

Couples who would like to join the retreat may do so via this link:

About Gilbertsville Farmhouse:
Gilbertsville Farmhouse operates primarily as a rustic wedding and retreat venue. It was founded in 2013 by Aldo and Sharon Boustani and their four children, formerly of New York City. In 2004, Aldo and Sharon were looking for a country home for their family — a place to unwind from their hectic NYC lives. They discovered their “little” (125 acres) slice of upstate heaven 3 1/2 hours away from the city, in a town right outside of Gilbertsville, New York. They fell in love.

At first, they would travel almost every weekend to their private getaway.  Slowly, the area, the community and the lifestyle dug roots in their hearts. They dreamt of making a permanent life there. After almost ten years, their dream began to look less like a fantasy and more like a reality. Starting in 2013, they repurposed the buildings and grounds on their former dairy farm to create a unique and gorgeous rustic wedding venue featuring two stunning barns and a one-of-a-kind Glamping Village. Gilbertsville Farmhouse was born, a weekend wedding venue only 3 1/2 hours from NYC.

After three years of operating their business and 3 1/2-hour commutes, the former NYC family became permanent members of their small-town community. As the family settles into their new lives, Gilbertsville Farmhouse continues to grow and expand. In early summer 2017, the family added Goat Yoga to their venue offerings.  As with every part of their lives and business, Aldo and Sharon most enjoy sharing it with others. 

Go to their website: 

Sharon Boustani
Cell: (917) 747-8989
Farmhouse: (607) 783-9443

Source: Gilbertsville Farmhouse

3 Daughters Brewing Honored by U.S. Chamber of Commerce as Emerging Business Achievement Winner

Press Release

updated: Sep 21, 2017 08:00 EDT

3 Daughters Brewing, one of the fastest-growing regional breweries from Florida, has been awarded the 2017 Emerging Business Achievement Award during the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual Dream Big Small Business of the Year Award Celebration, presented by MetLife. The annual awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of small businesses and honors their contributions to America’s economic growth.

“We’re honored to be recognized by the U.S. Chamber as a small business helping to grow the economy in Florida,” said Mike Harting, CEO of 3 Daughters Brewing. “We were thrilled to be among such an elite group of national finalists. We hope to continue being a leader in our community and helping it grow along with the rest of Florida.”

The Emerging Business Achievement Award recognizes a start-up company that has attained outstanding business and recognizes that it exemplifies the spirit of innovation, entrepreneurship and individual initiative.

We were thrilled to be among such an elite group of national finalists. We hope to continue being a leader in our community and helping it grow along with the rest of Florida.

Mike Harting,

“Small business owners are the backbone of our nation, exemplifying the American Dream by working hard, taking risks, and helping strengthen their communities and local economies,” said U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. “The Dream Big Award winners have gone above and beyond to embrace innovation and entrepreneurship, and we are proud to recognize these tremendous small businesses for all of their achievements.”

Award winners were announced at the Dream Big Awards Celebration as part of the 2017 Small Business Summit, which took place Sept. 10-13, 2017 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. 3 Daughters Brewing was not able to attend because they opened up the brewery as a resource during Hurricane Irma.

About 3 Daughters Brewing

3 Daughters Brewing is one of the fastest-growing regional breweries from Florida. Armed with experience, energy and enthusiasm, we believe in the importance of innovation, listening to our customers and supporting our community. We love what we do, and hope you do too. For more details, go to

3 Daughters Brewing is also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Google+.


Source: 3 Daughters Brewing

Creative Holiday Events Add Special Effects for Extra Excitement

New technology LED effects, creative laser projection, fireworks, and other special effects, are ways that event planners add energy to make thrilling Halloween experiences and holiday events. Making holiday tree events at retail malls more remarkable is more important than ever, especially as the events kick-off shopping season.

Press Release

updated: Sep 21, 2017 03:00 PDT

Bursts of sparks, laser-projected characters, and light-up wristbands surprise shoppers at new-style holiday tree lighting events. Retail malls in search of remarkable, special effects, contact TLC Creative for LED light shows and live effects to add spectacle to their holiday events.

TLC Creative implements new special effects technology; like Xylobands — intelligent LED wristbands made famous by Coldplay. Xylobands light up every person at events. The countdown at a tree lighting ceremony also lights up the audience’s wristbands. The exciting experience of watching everyone lighting up in sync with the tree, directly connects every person to the event; something not possible before Xylobands.

Holiday events become creative places where TLC combines laser projection, Xylobands, and live special effects, such as a streamer burst at the event climax. Fog bursts, snow, streamers, pyrotechnics, and new kinds of white sparkle fountains, create surprise and put audiences in the moment.

Holiday events always start with snow, and for the climax of the show, bursts of streamers, or bright sparks when the tree lights up, always get great responses.

Jeff Ward,
Logistics & Production Manager


“Other-world” lighting effects for Halloween events
make use of lasers and ultra-violet lighting. Create an eye-popping entrance effect with a tunnel
 of laser-light and swirling smoke at all kinds of events. Balloon drops
and balloon special effects are expected, but always a fun addition to New Year’s Eve events. TLC show technicians customize effects for best results in any venue, especially atmospheric effects such as fog, flames or snow.

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow. TLC stocks a large quantity of snow machines to create the snow illusion at outdoor events. Uplighting ‘snow’ looks great, creating a fun experience of ‘snow’. TLC works with the City of Santa Monica for their annual ice rink, adding snow effects at special times, and adding snow effects to the Third Street Promenade holiday events.

Downtown Santa Monica Ice Rink >

“Do you wanna make a snowman?” Real snow is fun too. Sled runs and snow hills created with chipped ice are fun for children and adults at holiday events, especially in warm climates where real snow isn’t part of the holiday.  

New Years Eve events love the colorful fun of balloon drops, streamers and confetti, and a well-timed display of all the effects extend the energy for as long as possible.

XYLOBANDS USA – Intelligent LED Wristbands >

Immersive LED light shows, and wireless LED tubes, glowballs, and other new LED effects are creating light shows like nothing before. Groups of colors can be programmed into Xylobands that create unlimited ways to light up the audience. Xylobands USA is North America’s source for LED wristbands and LED lanyards.


LED Light Shows & Effects, Xylobands LED Wristbands, LED Lanyards

Laser Projected Animation, Streamers, Snow FX, Snow play hills, Sled runs

TLC creates video and laser projected effects, screen-drops and reveals , such as the drop-screen game opener for the Los Angeles Lakers. At E3, the gaming conference, TLC provided pyrotechnics, white sparkle fountains, fog effects, snow, and intelligent waterscreens.

VIDEO of TLC Live Special Effects at E3 >​​

Contact TLC Creative for more information on technical production and for live special effects.

For more information, contact TLC at: 




Source: TLC Creative

Power Plate® Selects FitCloudConnect Fitness Streaming Service to Enhance Consumer Workout Experience

Power Plate® Will Enable Consumer Product Line Users to Receive Live Streaming and Video-on-Demand Workouts

Press Release

updated: Sep 20, 2017 15:24 EDT

​​​FitCloudConnect, the fitness industry’s exciting new Online Fitness Streaming Platform — to help fitness clubs/studios, wellness providers and equipment manufacturers quickly and easily kickstart their online streaming presence — today announced that they have been selected by Power Plate to enhance their consumer product line customer experience.

Power Plate, the global leader in vibrating platforms to help you prepare faster, perform better and recover quicker, was looking for a way to allow consumer customers of the Personal Power Plate, my3, my5 and my7 products to enhance their product experience and provide vitality and lastingness to the home workout. 

“As we continue to look for new and innovative ways to grow our business through strategic partnerships and technology we identified a need to deliver new, fresh, workout content to our consumer product owners who crave programming and workout motivation to receive the best results from using our equipment,” comments Craig Bradley, VP of Sales for Power Plate. “We came across FitCloudConnect, and with their fitness streaming platform, we developed a strong plan for how to engage and retain customers by delivering new, fresh workouts both live and on-demand. We believe this will form a stronger relationship between us and our customers, provide a longer lifetime for the usage of the product and ultimately create a more loyal customer that will refer our products to their friends.”

This is yet another practical and visionary use-case for our fitness streaming platform. We started the company with the vision of enabling fitness clubs and yoga studios to provide lifestyle fitness options to their members and we continue to uncover new and innovative uses of our technology. This is an exciting time for us!

Brad Weber,

FitCloudConnect CEO Brad Weber commented, “We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Power Plate. They are a world-class company with a great product and we believe our platform will benefit them greatly. This is a great application for fitness streaming and we are thrilled to be selected.”

The FitCloudConnect fitness streaming platform will be white-labeled to Power Plate brand and each new customer will receive a free one-year access to live streaming and workouts on-demand.

“This is yet another practical and visionary use-case for our fitness streaming platform. We started the company with the vision of enabling fitness clubs and yoga studios to provide lifestyle fitness options to their members and we continue to uncover new and innovative uses of our technology. This is an exciting time for us!”  concludes Mr. Weber.

For the latest updates about FitCloudConnect, follow us on LinkedIn @ FitCloudConnect, on Twitter @FitCloudConnect, on Instagram @FitCloudConnect and FitCloudConnect on Facebook.

For the latest updates about Power Plate, follow @PowerPlateUSA on Twitter, @PowerPlateUSA on​ Instagram and PowerPlateUSA on Facebook.

About FitCloudConnect

FitCloudConnect – The AnyWhere Fitness Connection – is a cloud-based (PAAS) Platform-as-a-Service for fitness clubs, yoga studios, and other wellness providers. The platform allows fitness and wellness providers to establish an online presence for streaming both live and on-demand fitness workouts. Club and studios can have a fully branded online fitness club within days at prices starting at $99 per month.  With the recent naming of Peloton as the “Netflix for fitness for millennials” by CNBC and massive growth success numbers in consumer preferences for consuming fitness content on their mobile devices, there is no time like the present to establish your online presence, solidify member retention and add significant revenue streams. To learn more, visit


Brad Weber

About Power Plate

Power Plate is owned, manufactured and distributed by Northbrook, Ill.-based Performance Health Systems LLC, a global company that delivers advanced technology solutions through its health and wellness equipment. Power Plate is the global leading vibrating platform that helps you prepare faster, perform better, and recover quicker. It makes you feel better by stimulating natural reflexes, increasing muscle activation, and improving circulation. Power Plate enhances any movement, simple or complex, typically performed on the ground.​

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Optima Juris Revamps! Helping Legal Professionals Access Reliable Info on Setting Up Depositions in India.

Optima Juris is inviting visitors to explore its newly revamped website The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing clients to access detailed information and videos on how to set up a deposition in India.

Press Release

updated: Sep 20, 2017 14:00 PDT

Optima Juris’ newly refurbished website,, offers lawyers, paralegals, and all legal professionals reliable and easy-to-access information on setting up a deposition in India.  The website has improved functionality and enhanced rich content focused on Optima Juris’ mission – providing clients with access to international deposition services through a hassle-free process.

“We believe this new site will allow our visitors to have the ultimate informative experience,” said Catherine Beeny, Director of Marketing. “ A few of our goals were to make the website faster and easier to navigate, along with the ability to quickly update, so we can provide the most up to date information. Most of all, we wanted to help our clients get to know us better and learn about our history and value as a company.”

The new website will be updated on a regular basis with news, video tips, and travel information. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and follow Optima Juris through their social networks: Facebook, LinkedIn and has been designed using the latest technology and compatible with multiple browsers and mobile devices.

We believe this new site will allow our visitors to have the ultimate informative experience. A few of our goals were to make the website faster and easier to navigate, along with the ability to quickly update, so we can provide the most up to date information. Most of all, we wanted to help our clients get to know us better and learn about our history and value as a company.

Catherine Beeny,
Director of Marketing is just the latest in a series of country-specific websites to be launched by Optima Juris.  This is the first time such detailed information will be available in an exclusive website, making international depositions even easier to organize for U.S. attorneys and paralegals around the world. 

About Optima Juris

Optima Juris ( is the first and only U.S. firm exclusively dedicated to organizing deposition services outside of the United States. As an industry leader in organizing U.S. depositions in foreign countries, Optima Juris provides court reporters, legal videographers, interpreters, and conference facilities for depositions, examinations, and arbitrations worldwide. Founded by internationally recognized Global Deposition Expert Ian Hardy and headquartered in California, Optima Juris provides unparalleled local resources and working knowledge to make international depositions happen successfully, every time. 

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