Video Game Now Casting

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Fullerton, CA, United States, 06/30/2016 /SubmitPressRelease123/

New video game announces open auditions for voice actors and composers around the globe. Set up in a “non-contest” format, applicant’s entries will be judged by the game’s creator, Sean Gordon. Voting and ranking will not be a part of the process, as Sean wishes to give a fair shot to all who submit an audition.

Liquid Metal is a 3rd person RPG adventure game about Xenobia and all-robot utopia that gets invaded by aliens… Who turn out to be – THE HUMANS! The game is running a Kickstarter campaign alongside the casting process to raise the necessary funds to build the game. Although it is not necessary to contribute to the Kickstarter in order to audition, there are plenty of opportunities to get in on the game at the ground level.

“Open auditions are something I’ve always wanted to do. It’s my way of creating the opportunities that I wish were available to me back when I was young in my career. My hope is to bring a valuable opportunity to those who are searching for one, as well as find some really interesting talent.” Sean Gordon (Creator of Liquid Metal)

There are roles from childish to male, to female. So if you have ever wanted to be in a video game you might want to check this one out! Notable talent already onboard include Tom Kane (Yoda from Star Wars, Professor Utonium from Power Puff Girls), Steve Cardenas (Red Ranger from Power Rangers), LeeAnna Vamp (World Famous Cosplayer), Yumi Mizui (Big Hero 6, Tokyo Drift), Scott Bailey (Law & Order, Undressed, Walker Texas Ranger), Kristen Hughey (World Famous Cosplayer), Mindy Robinson (VHS2, Range 15), Brimstone (The Grindhouse Radio, Toxic Radio), and several more.

Kickstarter and Audition Details Here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1547512260/liquid-metal

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About Save State Games

Save State Games is a new game developer located in Orange County, CA. Liquid Metal is their debut game now in pre-production. They are currently raising funds via Kickstarter to gather the necessary capital to enter into the production phase.

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How to Make a Non-Compete Agreement Legally Binding By Dallas Business Lawyer

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Although an employee non-compete agreement is disfavored as against public policy because it discourages commerce by restricting an employee’s right to work elsewhere or set up a competing business, generally such contracts have been enforceable if they’re reasonable in scope.

What’s a reasonable scope for an agreement not to compete?

Although there is no hard and fast rule because the laws vary by state, generally the scope of a noncompete agreement is considered reasonable if:

(a) it is for a short term (e.g. 1 to 3 years);

(b) covers a geographic area that’s consistent with the area where your company does business; and

(c) it only limits the same type of work as the employee is doing for you.

Consideration for a valid non-compete agreement

In addition to being reasonable in scope, the employee must receive consideration (something of value) in exchange for signing the noncompetition agreement. In most cases, this can be satisfied by making the offer of employment to a job applicant conditional upon an agreement not to compete.

However, Dallas Business Lawyer Mike Young cautions against making the noncompete agreement a separate contract from the employment agreement instead of making it part of the employment contract. He said, “If you have a covenant not to compete as a separate contract, the employee may argue that there was no valuable consideration received in exchange for it. In Texas, that’s a difficult claim to make if the noncompetition covenant is within the employment contract itself.”

Post-Hiring Noncompete Agreement

After an employee has been working at your company for a while, you may decide you want to protect your business by having the employee sign an agreement not to compete. This means that you’ll need to provide some valuable consideration to the employee beyond continuing his employment if you want the noncompetition agreement to be legally binding.

Your business lawyer can help you come up with the type of consideration that makes the contract binding but without costing you a fortune in the process. Common types of consideration given in exchange for a noncompete agreement to an existing employee include:

(1) a small raise;
(2) extra paid time off (PTO); or
(3) increased employer contributions to the employee’s 401k.

Rather than incur an ongoing increase in expenses, some employers prefer to provide a lump sum monetary payment or pay for a short vacation as the consideration for the covenant not to compete.

Are There Employees Ineligible for a Noncompetition Agreement?

Under the guise of protecting the consumer, there’s a recent trend by states attorneys general to crack down on employers who force low wage employees with minimal skills to sign noncompete agreements as a condition of employment.

To learn more about noncompetition agreements and how to make them legally enforceable, go to

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Dallas Federal Drug Defense Attorney Cooperate With the Government to Cut Your Sentence

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In an earlier post, called “Dallas Drug Possession Lawyer- Getting a Sentence Reduced in Federal Drug Cases,” Federal drug defense attorney John Helms described four ways that a person accused of drug distribution in a federal case can potentially get a reduction of their sentence.  This post goes into more detail about how cooperating with the government can potentially do this.

In federal court, drug sentences can be very high, and there are mandatory minimum sentences that may mean your sentence must be at least a certain number of years.  The Federal Sentencing Guidelines give judges guidance on a recommended range of months in prison (such as 120-140 months) for a given crime and a person with a given criminal record.  In drug cases, the Sentencing Guidelines range mostly depends on the type and quantity of drugs involved, the person’s prior criminal record, and factors such as whether any drugs were imported, whether a gun was possessed in connection with the crime, whether anyone was seriously injured or killed, and whether the person was a leader or organizer of others.  Most judges will follow those recommended range of months in most cases.

Federal law provides, though, that the judge can lower the Federal Sentencing Guideline range based on a person’s cooperation with the government.  So, for example, a person with a Sentencing Guideline range of 120-140 months might get their Guideline range cut to 60-75 months for cooperation.  In addition, and maybe most importantly, federal judges are allowed to sentence someone below the mandatory minimum sentence based on cooperation.  So, in most cases, cooperation is by far the best way to reduce your sentence, reports Dallas drug lawyer Helms.

So, what do you have to do, and how much can your sentence be reduced?  The Federal Sentencing Guidelines say that, in order to get a reduction, a person must provide “substantial assistance in the investigation or prosecution of another person who has committed an offense.”  This “substantial assistance” can be in connection with the investigation or prosecution of people involved in your case or in connection with a completely unrelated crime of any kind.

In order get the reduction the prosecutor must file a motion with the court asking the court to reduce your Sentencing Guideline range based on the prosecutor’s opinion of how helpful you have been.  The judge is not required to agree to what the prosecutor asks, but they usually do.

In order to provide “substantial assistance” and persuade a prosecutor to make this request, you must do something that is actually helpful to the government.  This means more than just telling the prosecutor what you know, because if the government already knows what you tell them, then you have not provided any actual help.  Even if you tell the government something they do not already know, it must be information that is valuable to them.

Examples of cooperation include:

(1)  Providing information that the government does not already know, such as giving the government the names of people unknown to the government who were involved in a crime, helping them find a fugitive, or helping them find money, guns, or other evidence connected to the crime.

(2)  Agreeing to testify against others, which can help the government persuade them to plead guilty if they know that a witness is going to testify against them.

(3)  Testifying at trial against another person, which can help the government get a guilty verdict at trial.

(4)  Participating in a sting operation, which can help the government arrest and convict someone.

The key to providing valuable cooperation is usually to begin cooperating early.  If another defendant in your case tells the government something valuable before you do, that person will get the credit, because by the time you tell them, the government will already know it.  Similarly, if you agree to testify against others after several other defendants have already agreed to testify, then you have not added much.

This is only an overview.  In each case, if you decide to cooperate, you will need your drug defense lawyer to guide you throughout the process by helping you understand what you can and must do to improve your situation, making sure you get credit for what you do, and trying to persuade the prosecutor to ask the judge for as much of a reduction as your cooperation warrants.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a federal drug offense or are facing other drug charges, contact Federal drug Dallas defense attorney John Helms immediately. Call 214-666-8010

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Is It Legal? 5 Things That Aren’t a Crime By Dallas Criminal defense attorney

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Most people have an intuitive sense of what constitutes a crime. For example, you probably know that taking something from a store without paying for it is a shoplifting offense. And while you may not go to jail for running a red light, you may end up with a traffic citation if a police officer sees you do it.

Our laws are put in place to make sure society functions as safely as possible. At the same time, these laws need to be balanced against personal freedom.

If you have been charged with a crime, contact a Dallas criminal defense lawyer right away.  

In some cases, many might argue these personal freedom go just a touch too far. Here are five things that are perfectly legal in the U.S. – even though some might argue they probably should be outlawed, or at least regulated a bit.

  1. Barefoot Driving

Try to order a cheeseburger without shoes, and you might get asked to leave. No shirt, no shoes, no service has become something of a mantra for restaurants and retailers across the country.

You probably won’t get service without footwear, but it is legal to operate a vehicle barefoot in all 50 states. In Ohio, the law even explicitly states that operating a vehicle without footwear is permitted, however, the statute also says it’s not recommended.

On the other hand, if you cause an accident because your lack of shoes caused you to lose control of your vehicle, you may be held liable in civil court for any injuries caused by the crash.

Read more about barefoot driving in the U.S., including some interesting facts about how often barefoot drivers cause accidents.  

  1. Counting Cards

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. If you count cards, however, you might not get to stay very long. The casinos reserve the right to ask guests to leave if casino officials suspect card counting. This has led many people to assume it’s a crime to count cards.

In fact, counting cards is not a criminal offense. In fact, several students from MIT gained fame – and quite a bit of money – by outwitting the casinos in an elaborate card counting scheme.

  1. Parking a Tank in Your Backyard

If you have the space and the extra cash, you might be able to add a tank to your personal vehicles. The Wall Street Journal published a report about a small fraternity of tank owners in various states, including Texas.

These tank owners are mostly war memorabilia collectors, but many take their unique vehicles out for parades and other events. Generally, private citizens can purchase a tank as long as they have the proper government permit. Before you buy, however, check your local laws to make sure your municipality doesn’t have a special law on the books prohibiting residents from storing oversized vehicles within city limits.  

  1. Police Lying During Questioning

The police are specifically trained to get suspects and detainees to confess to criminal acts. Not only are police not required to be truthful when they talk to you, they are trained to lie if it means obtaining an admission of guilt.

In recent years, several courts have attempted to curtail police bluffing techniques, but the practice remains widespread. This is why it’s critically important to get a criminal defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible after being questioned about a crime or detained or arrested during a criminal investigation.

  1.   Corporal Punishment in Schools

According to a United Nations report, school-administered corporal punishment is banned in 42 countries.

In the United States, the states are split on corporal punishment in schools, with the majority of states outlawing it by statute. Texas is one of 18 states that still permits schools to use physical discipline.

Contact a Dallas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, don’t take risks with your freedom. Get in touch with a Dallas, Texas criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The criminal defense lawyers at Broden & Mickelsen are Board Certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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Is It Legal? 5 Things That Aren’t a Crime By Dallas Criminal defense attorney

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Most people have an intuitive sense of what constitutes a crime. For example, you probably know that taking something from a store without paying for it is a shoplifting offense. And while you may not go to jail for running a red light, you may end up with a traffic citation if a police officer sees you do it.

Our laws are put in place to make sure society functions as safely as possible. At the same time, these laws need to be balanced against personal freedom.

If you have been charged with a crime, contact a Dallas criminal defense lawyer right away.  

In some cases, many might argue these personal freedom go just a touch too far. Here are five things that are perfectly legal in the U.S. – even though some might argue they probably should be outlawed, or at least regulated a bit.

  1. Barefoot Driving

Try to order a cheeseburger without shoes, and you might get asked to leave. No shirt, no shoes, no service has become something of a mantra for restaurants and retailers across the country.

You probably won’t get service without footwear, but it is legal to operate a vehicle barefoot in all 50 states. In Ohio, the law even explicitly states that operating a vehicle without footwear is permitted, however, the statute also says it’s not recommended.

On the other hand, if you cause an accident because your lack of shoes caused you to lose control of your vehicle, you may be held liable in civil court for any injuries caused by the crash.

Read more about barefoot driving in the U.S., including some interesting facts about how often barefoot drivers cause accidents.  

  1. Counting Cards

They say what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. If you count cards, however, you might not get to stay very long. The casinos reserve the right to ask guests to leave if casino officials suspect card counting. This has led many people to assume it’s a crime to count cards.

In fact, counting cards is not a criminal offense. In fact, several students from MIT gained fame – and quite a bit of money – by outwitting the casinos in an elaborate card counting scheme.

  1. Parking a Tank in Your Backyard

If you have the space and the extra cash, you might be able to add a tank to your personal vehicles. The Wall Street Journal published a report about a small fraternity of tank owners in various states, including Texas.

These tank owners are mostly war memorabilia collectors, but many take their unique vehicles out for parades and other events. Generally, private citizens can purchase a tank as long as they have the proper government permit. Before you buy, however, check your local laws to make sure your municipality doesn’t have a special law on the books prohibiting residents from storing oversized vehicles within city limits.  

  1. Police Lying During Questioning

The police are specifically trained to get suspects and detainees to confess to criminal acts. Not only are police not required to be truthful when they talk to you, they are trained to lie if it means obtaining an admission of guilt.

In recent years, several courts have attempted to curtail police bluffing techniques, but the practice remains widespread. This is why it’s critically important to get a criminal defense lawyer on your side as soon as possible after being questioned about a crime or detained or arrested during a criminal investigation.

  1.   Corporal Punishment in Schools

According to a United Nations report, school-administered corporal punishment is banned in 42 countries.

In the United States, the states are split on corporal punishment in schools, with the majority of states outlawing it by statute. Texas is one of 18 states that still permits schools to use physical discipline.

Contact a Dallas, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer Today

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, don’t take risks with your freedom. Get in touch with a Dallas, Texas criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. The criminal defense lawyers at Broden & Mickelsen are Board Certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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Does New York Law Put Caps on Damages in Medical Malpractice Cases?

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In some states, legislation limits the amount of money a plaintiff can receive in a medical malpractice case. This is often a shock to people who have been injured in a hospital or at the hands of a physician or other medical professional.

When you consider that hospital errors are now the third leading cause of death in the United States – causing 251,000 deaths and thousands more injuries annually – knowing your compensation could be cut off at the knees is a tough pill to swallow.

New York does not place arbitrary caps on damage awards in medical negligence cases.

This does not mean, however, that juries are allowed to award unreasonable amounts of compensation. If you have been injured by a doctor, or you believe you received negligent care in a hospital or other health care facility, contact New York medical malpractice lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter. Time is of the essence in these cases, as the law limits the amount of time in which you have to file a claim.

The Chilling Effect of Med Mal Damages Caps

In recent years, personal injury and medical malpractice damages caps have been a favorite topic of so-called “tort reformers” in many states across the country.

The idea behind limiting the amount of money a plaintiff can receive is that it lowers the cost of health care for everyone. Proponents also claim damages caps reduce the number of frivolous lawsuits, which drain judicial resources and make it more difficult for plaintiffs with legitimate cases to get access to the court system.

A number of states with this type of legislation put caps on non-economic damages, which include damages for things like pain and suffering – costs that can be difficult to quantify.

However, these laws haven’t gone unchallenged. According to the American Bar Association, a number of states have seen their tort reform laws attacked as unconstitutional.  

Although many of these states’ lawmakers have good intentions, the reforms they have passed often create an unfair result for people who have been catastrophically injured. A recent Kansas case is a tragic example of how medical malpractice damages caps can leave a grieving family feeling victimized twice.

According to a KCTV News report, a Missouri mother was devastated to learn that the $2.5 million in damages she received from a Kansas City jury would be reduced to just $350,000. The mother lost her unborn child at 36 weeks’ gestation when an emergency room doctor failed to diagnose an internal hematoma; instead, the doctor sent her home with pain medication. The jury found the doctor liable for the baby’s death.

Prior to deliberation in the case, jurors were not told of a Kansas law that caps medical malpractice damages at $700,000 as of 2015. Because a prior version of the law capped damages at just $350,000 – a law that was in place when the doctor’s negligence occurred – the mother may receive just $350,000 if the judge rules that her case should be governed under the previous statute.

No Arbitrary Caps on Damages in New York Medical Malpractice Cases

According to New York medical malpractice attorney, Jonathan C. Reiter, New York law does not arbitrarily cap damages in medical negligence cases.

“In New York, there are no arbitrary caps on damage awards in medical malpractice cases,” he said.

Reiter notes, however, that New York does have necessary and effective checks and balances against unreasonable damages.

“Both the trial level courts and appellate courts have authority to reduce jury verdicts that they feel exceed fair compensation, and this is an appropriate and highly effective way to guard against unjustly high awards,” he said.

He added that New York courts also have the ability to give a plaintiff additional compensation when a jury does not fully compensate a medical malpractice victim.

“Coincidentally,” he said, “the courts have authority to increase awards that are deemed inadequate in view of the actual damages sustained. The evil of damages ‘caps’ is that they arbitrarily penalize those that sustain the most egregious and catastrophic injuries. The traditional goal of civil damages is to make the injured party ‘whole’ to the extent possible. Arbitrary caps on damages prevent the most seriously injured victims of medical malpractice from ever being made ‘whole’ and impair the ability of courts and juries to provide true justice to our citizens.”

Call a New York Medical Malpractice Lawyer about Your Case

If you have been injured by a physician or hospital, call New York medical malpractice lawyer Jonathan C. Reiter for a free case evaluation.

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Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyer Rand Spear Educates on Top 4 Most Catastrophic Fireworks Injuries

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Independence Day is quickly approaching, which means many people will be celebrating with fireworks. Whether you plan on attending a professional, orchestrated display or setting off one of your own, it’s important to keep safety in mind as you share the 4th with friends and loved ones.

Fireworks for home use are illegal in Pennsylvania unless you have a permit. Having a permit does not make them any less dangerous and they can cause catastrophic injuries when handled by amateurs. It is strongly recommended that you satisfy your need to experience first-hand the wondrous joy and spectacle that a fireworks display creates by attending your local professionally produced event to celebrate our Nation’s birthday.

If you have been injured in a fireworks-related accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, when someone else is at fault. Contact a Philadelphia personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.

1.   Amputations

Each Independence Day, the media reports several stories of people suffering serious hand and arm injuries due to fireworks.

Amputations are life-changing injuries that can stop you from working and enjoying life. In a case in California, a man setting off fireworks in his driveway at home lost three fingers on his left hand, as well as his entire right hand, when the mortar type munition exploded as he held it to light it. After the accident, he was forced to quit his job as a construction worker.

2.   Decapitations

Obviously, a decapitation is a horrific accident that leaves a family grieving. For one North Dakota family, a defective firework caused a loved one to die tragically. The firework detonated prematurely, resulting in his decapitation.

3.   Eye Injuries

Innocent spectators have been blinded in fireworks-related accidents. In a 2012 case in England, a boy was blinded when a man tossed a firework at him in a planned attack.

4.   Burns

Fireworks are often unpredictable. They don’t always light up when they are supposed to, which can lead to serious burn injuries. In an Ohio case in 2013, a man was seriously injured when the bag of fireworks he was carrying exploded.

In that case, the fireworks were actually produced by a private individual in a residential neighborhood. According to investigators who worked on the case, the fireworks were actually the chemical equivalent of dynamite. Cases like this demonstrate why it’s important to leave the fireworks displays to professionals that acquire their fireworks from a licensed, reputable fireworks dealer.

Accidents at Public Fireworks Displays

Fireworks-related injuries can also occur at official fireworks productions. In 2013, dozens of children and adults were injured when a planned fireworks display detonated ahead of schedule. Several fireworks tipped over as they lit prematurely, knocking into others and creating a domino effect of unplanned explosions. People in the crowd panicked, causing several spectators to suffer trampling injuries.

Celebrate Safely

Fireworks reach the peak of their popularity over the 4th of July holiday. It’s no surprise, then, that fireworks-related injuries also increase during this time.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that approximately 230 people are hurt by fireworks in the days leading up to the 4th of July. Burns make up about half of all fireworks injuries; however, other common injuries include hearing loss and blindness.

Most fireworks-related injuries are completely avoidable. The majority of fireworks accidents happen because people use them improperly. Other injuries occur because people mix fireworks with alcohol consumption. Tragically, many fireworks injuries also involve children. According to the CPSC, 20 percent of fireworks injuries are caused by sparklers, which are a favorite with kids.

Put Philadelphia Personal Injury Lawyers to Work for You

Fireworks are fun, but they are not without significant risks. Used improperly, they can result in devastating injuries. If you have been hurt in a fireworks accident, or you have suffered any other kind of injury due to a summertime activity, you need an experienced Philadelphia personal injury lawyer on your side as soon as possible.

Call Philadelphia’s premier personal injury lawyers at 888-373-4LAW. The injury lawyers at Rand Spear are here to help you 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Transformance Targets Faith-Based Audiences With App

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Nonprofit Brings Pocket Change USA Directly to Congregants

Transformance Inc., a Texas-based nonprofit dedicated to creating an integrated services delivery model for economic empowerment, has recently launched their first consumer app, Pocket Change USA. and they’re hoping that introducing the app to a non-secular audience will improve its reach in teaching the Bible’s lessons of good stewardship.

“There is a key spiritual message in the Bible regarding how we manage our money through wisdom and good stewardship,” says Ken Goodgames, CEO of Transformance. “We believe that Pocket Change USA can be a catalyst for congregations to achieve this level of wisdom. It’s designed to reinforce the lessons we read in chapters such as Proverbs, which counsels, ‘Why should fools have money in hand to buy wisdom when they are not able to understand it?’”

Pocket Change USA represents a distinct departure from the manner in which most credit counseling services traditionally deliver their core service of one-on-one interactions. With the app, users will now have 24/7 accessibility to Transformance’s financial literacy and educational resources, right at their fingertips. The app’s features are interactive, gamified and outcome-driven with both measurements and analytics.

Pocket Change USA consists of four different features, each benefitting the end user in a unique way:

Learn – Users learn about the concepts that make up financial health, like saving for the future, making budgets and eliminating debt. Users begin with the basics and become experts through engaging videos, infographics, and interactive lessons.

Play – Users play games that allow them to practice their skills and have fun. A wide variety of games test understanding of important concepts and challenge users to put them into action.

Plan – Users plan on tackling day-to-day needs with interactive resources that help with finances. Users can choose a path, such as developing a plan to create a rainy day fund or track their own personal spending habits.

Connect – Users connect with Transformance in order to receive immediate assistance. Real-time chats, forums, and questions are answered by Transformance financial coaches.

Transformance hopes to reach up to one million young adults and families with Pocket Change USA, over 80 percent of whom are in the aged 18-44 target market, where financial lessons matter the most. They hope the end result is the creation of financially accountable faith-based congregations capable of fostering sustainability in their own communities.

Users can download the free 1.0 version of the app from The App Store or Google Play. In addition, an online version of the app is available for non-smartphone users at the Pocket Change USA official website, www.pocketchangeusa.org.

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About Transformance Inc.

In 2015, the agency will have delivered more than 125,000 consumer interactions through financial counseling, outreach, and education. In 2016, the agency expects to serve up to 1 million low and moderate-income families with transformative financial learning solutions accessible online and through a new mobile app.

Since its founding in 1974 as Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas, the agency has empowered clients to overcome adversity and attain their financial goals. Services include credit/budget counseling, financial education, housing counseling, individual debt management and bankruptcy counseling. Transformance provides the following programs and services:

•       Provides a national nonprofit resource dedicated to confidential and professional counseling to assist financially distressed or economically vulnerable families

•       Develops and fosters community educational programs on family money management, budgeting and the wise use of money and credit

•       Develops and maintains a positive working relationship with the credit community, employee assistance programs, professional counselors and community-based social service agencies

•       Provides opportunities for economic empowerment of low and moderate income families and with a particular focus on at-risk communities such as seniors, military families, veterans, communities of color and single, female-    headed households

•       Enables good financial knowledge early in life through its focus on education of students (K -12) and their parents through agency strategic partnerships
Transformance Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 1974 and is a United Way Service Provider as well as HUD-approved multistate housing counseling and education organization. The agency is formally accredited every four years by the Council on Accreditation for Children and Families (COA) to ensure compliance with top industry standards and best practices. The agency has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas, with satellite offices in Arlington; Austin; Amarillo and Ardmore, Oklahoma.

To read more about Transformance Inc., or for an annual report, visit http://www.transformanceusa.org.

Transformance Media Contact:

Jeffrey Cheatham

Senior Account Manager

TrizCom PR

Office: 972-247-1369

Mobile: 972-961-6171

jeffc@trizcom.com

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Portuguese President Marcelo De Sousa Pays An Official Visit To Morocco

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Portuguese President, Nuno Duarte Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa started on Monday, June 27, 2016, an official visit to Morocco at the invitation of HM King Mohammed VI. On this occasion, Morocco’s King Mohammed VI decorated the Portuguese Head of State with Wissam Al Mohammadi of exceptional class, the highest honor of the Kingdom. For his part, President de Sousa decorated the King with the Grand Collar of the Military Order of Saint James of the Sword (Portuguese: Grande-Colar da Ordem Militar de Sant’Iago da Espada), the highest honorary decoration awarded by the Portuguese President to foreign heads of State.

Before this ceremony, King Mohammed VI chaired, at the Mechouar Square in the Royal Palace in Casablanca, the official welcome ceremony of the Portuguese President. The President was saluted afterward, by the head of government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the speaker of the house of advisors, HM the King’s advisors and cabinet members.

The President was also welcomed notably by the dean of diplomatic corps accredited in Rabat, heads of European diplomatic missions accredited in Rabat, high-ranking officers from the general staff of the Royal Armed Forces, head of Moroccan intelligence agency DGED, and director general of national police and national territory surveillance. For his side, King Mohammed VI was saluted by the official delegation accompanying the Portuguese President. This delegation was composed mainly of Teresa Ribeiro, state secretary for foreign affairs, Maria Rita Ferro, Portugal’s ambassador in Rabat, Ambassador Antonio Almeida Lima, Chief of State Protocol, ambassador Francisco Duarte Lopes, Director general of foreign policy and Ambassador José Augusto Duarte, diplomatic advisor. This visit reflects the high quality of bilateral relations based on a strong and deep-rooted partnership thanks to the common will to consolidate the multifaceted ties between the two countries.

In recent years, bilateral relations have developed positively in favor of Portugal, according to the latest report of the Agency for Investment and Foreign Trade of Portugal (AICEP). The amount of exports rose in 2013 to 767,400,000 euros (58.7% compared to the year before), while the Portuguese imports of Moroccan products amounted during the year, to 175 million euros. Outside the European Union, Morocco is now the fourth partner of Portugal after Angola, the US and Brazil. 1,200 Portuguese businesses are present in the Moroccan market and have a chamber of trade and a legal framework to govern their economic activities.

The recovery of the Portuguese economy after a period of recession coupled with the growth prospects of the Moroccan economy are all factors that open promising prospects for beefing up economic ties between the two countries.
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CasinoWebScripts Announces New Cross-Platform Games And Unique Future Releases

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The gaming development company CasinoWebScripts has recently announced the release of 3 new slot games. Secret Agent, The Cheese Burglars, and Bee Party are designed with HTML5 technology, which ensures compatibility with both desktop and mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets, personal computers, laptops and more.

Secret Agent presents the story of a private detective who is trying to catch a criminal. This slot game has been created with a wide variety of features, which include free spins, expanding wild, gamble, multi-jackpot, and an action-packed bonus. During bonus, players get to catch the bad guys and shoot them. With 20 pay lines and 5 reels, Secret Agent will attract players who enjoy thrilling casino games.

The Cheese Burglars is a 5 reel slot game with 15 pay lines, which invites players to join the three sneaky mice in their attempt to rob a bank so that they can get a lot of cheese. This colorful game has been designed with symbols that animate each time a winning pay line appears on the screen. During bonus, players get into the bank and help the mice get their cheese. Other features include expanding wild, free spins, gamble and 3 jackpot types.

Bee Party is a game which reveals the life of 5 happy bees that are looking to have a little fun in the sun during summer. The buttons of this game have been designed to look like honeycombs, and the spin button resembles a beehive. Players who are lucky enough will get to enjoy the multitude of features that this game offers, including freespins, gamble or expanding wild. During the bonus, a wild bear tries to get some honey for himself, until the bees catches him. Bee Party has been designed by the gaming developers with 5 reels and 25 pay lines.

CasinoWebScripts’ CEO, Mr. Florin, has also announced that, by the end of this year, the company will surprise us with a large set of table card games, including games such as Let it Ride, Dragon Tiger, Pai Gow Poker.
More than that, the gaming developers will also expand their collection of slot games, with new titles coming soon.

CasinoWebScripts is an online casino development company which has made its mark on the online gambling scene by offering casino games and software with no monthly fees. The company provides turnkey solutions suitable for online casinos, bitcoin casinos, sweepstakes and more.

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