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LCI Brands Releases Flat Cloth Tape


Elk Grove Village, IL (PRWEB) May 29, 2015

LCI Brands™ newest product, Flat Cloth Tape, is another must have item for the adventure traveler. It is available in a multitude of colors – including orange, camo, silver, black, and yellow – to allow items to blend in or stand out depending on one’s preferences.

With over 3 yards of tape in each roll, Flat Cloth Tape can be used many times. On camping trips, it comes in handy to fix minor abrasions like a leaky water bottle or a hole in your tent. For travel, you can create a bright handle wrap to distinguish your luggage at the carousel, and it is always useful to repair belongings on the go.

“It is the perfect addition to Lewis N. Clark®, which strives to provide travelers and outdoor enthusiasts with everything they need to make their journeys less stressful,” said Franz Wieshuber, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

Flat Cloth Tape can fit into the side pocket of a bag, in an emergency medical kit, in a purse or briefcase, and more. It is light enough to carry around without noticing it, but also durable. All colors of Flat Cloth Tape are available immediately.

About LCI Brands

LCI Brands (formerly known as L.C. Industries, Inc.) is located just outside Chicago and is home to brands such as Lewis N. Clark®, Belle Hop®, and UrbanGear™. With the luggage caddy as its core offering, LCI Brands began operations in 1971, and since then has expanded to offer hundreds of products in categories such as security, comfort, organization, and health. For more information, visit http://www.lcibrands.com.







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HeavySwing Releases White Paper to Explain Benefits of Handle-Weighted Versus Barrel-Weighted Swing Training for Baseball and Softball Players


Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) March 10, 2015

Baltimore-based baseball and softball training products company, HeavySwing, today released a white paper explaining the benefits and concept of handle-weighted versus traditional barrel-weighted swing training. Citing supporting research and scientific principles, the white paper demonstrates that traditional barrel-weighted training, where the end of the bat is loaded with additional weight during warm-up, can be counterproductive and even detrimental to a hitter’s swing.

“The handle-weighted concept is changing the training paradigm in diamond sports,” said HeavySwing President Danny Kenney. “Unlike traditional barrel-weighted tools that can corrupt a batters swing by creating a casting effect, handle-weighted bats provide effective weight resistance training without altering a player’s natural swing plane.”

The white paper highlights the following benefits a player will realize when incorporating handle-weighted training bats into their workout:


Improved slow-twitch muscle development and core strength;
Development of proper swing plane mechanics;
Ability to keep their hands “inside the ball;”
Greater bat speed and barrel exit speed.

According to Kenney, HeavySwing’s handle-weighted technology helps experienced athletes fine-tune their attack on the ball and build swing power, whereas for the younger players, handle-weighted products help develop their baseball muscles while aiding in the difficult BBCOR (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution) weight drop transition.

Currently, many big-league teams have players who use handle-weighted training products, either in the on-deck circle or in the batting cage. Baseball and softball training facilities and programs have also adopted the handle-weighted training concept, including Maryland-based Baseball Factory, a division of Factory Athletics, and one of the leading player development organizations in the United States.

“I have a philosophy of how I understand and teach hitting, and handle-weighted training bats fit perfectly with that philosophy of working on foundational parts of hitting every day,” says Jason Stein, former hitting coach assistant with the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers. “I’ve coached players of all ages, and when the Major League players I have worked with use a handle-weighted bat consistently, their path to the ball is more consistent which makes their on-field results improve dramatically.”

To learn more about the handle-weighted training concept and how the technology is changing the way baseball and softball players train, please click this link to read HeavySwing’s white paper “Hitting Science 101: Why Handle-Weighted Training is Sweeping Across Diamond Sports.”

HeavySwing baseball and softball training products are available at select sporting goods retailers nationwide and online at http://www.heavyswing.com. For more information or media inquiries contact Jessica Bieber at 410-459-7008 or by email at jessica(dot)bieber(at)fallstongroup(dot)com.

About HeavySwing

Based in Baltimore, HeavySwing manufactures an innovative line of patented handle-weighted training bats that give baseball and softball players of all ages a safe and mechanically sound way to stretch and strengthen their swing. HeavySwing’s integrated system helps players build strength, improve bat speed, and increase core power. The HeavySwing system is used by hitters at every age and level of play, including a majority of big league clubs. Learn more at http://www.heavyswing.com.







Larson Electronics Releases a New Rechargeable HID Spotlight with a Green Lens for the Avid Hunters


Kemp, Texas (PRWEB) April 06, 2015

The RL-85-HID-GREEN from Larson Electronics is a lightweight, ultra rugged, ergonomic handheld spotlight that operates on 12 or 24 volts DC via a 16’ coil cord ending in a cigarette plug. The unique reflector and lens configuration produces a 1900’ beam in spotlight mode, making it approximately 15 million retail candlepower rating. The handle and lamp housing support are made from high impact nylon and the polycarbonate lamp housing is thick and contoured for extra support. The 35 watt HID bulb in this unit is rated at 4,500 hours of operational life and produces 3,200 lumens of light. An included rechargeable lithium ion battery pack provides over two hours of runtime.

The reflector is uniquely shaped and shallow, capturing and focusing the light efficiently and effectively. Combined with a convex lens and inset lens positioning, this light optimally and efficiently captures and projects the right amount of light where the operator wants it. The position of the bulb and the shape of the reflector are different than most handheld lighting products, as it is designed to capture and focus 90% of the light being emitted. By lifting a locking tab located behind the lamp housing, the operator can rotate the lamp housing which enables the operator to adjust the beam from a wide, soft flood pattern to a tight, spot beam that goes out 1,900 feet. Continued rotation will disconnect the lamp head from the handle assembly, allowing access to replace the bulb when necessary. This ultra-durable handheld spotlight weighs only three pounds and six ounces. The nylon handle has a no-slip textured surface to improve grip and has a conveniently placed push button so that the user can easily access the switch with their fore finger for quick on/off operation.

“The RL-85-HID-GREEN is designed for easy field maintenance with simple internal connectors accessed through the snap in base at the bottom of the handle and a lamp housing that is easily removed to access the bulb and wiring,” said Rob Bresnahan with Larsonelectronics.com. “This lightweight, ultra-rugged spotlight easily switches from a spot beam to a flood beam with a simple turn and is available in a five inch lens or a seven inch lens.”

Larson Electronics carries an extensive line of LED spotlights, LED hunting lights, colored LED lights, portable work lights and explosion proof lights. You can view Larson Electronics’ entire line of lighting by visiting them on the web at Larsonelectronics.com. You can also learn more about all of Larson Electronics’ lighting products or call 1-214-616-6180 for international inquiries.







Hero Universe A Mind Cures Brand Releases the Long Awaited New York Yankee – Babe Ruth Home Run App


New York, NY (PRWEB) March 03, 2015

Hero Universe a Mind Cures brand has released a new breakthrough app, which uses rare video footage of Babe Ruth’s swing, powerful brain training and 3D visualizations. The combination of video and 3D visualizations creates an effective off the field at home practice experience in an app. All professional athletes have used visualization and video swing analysis to improve their game and gain the edge on the field of play, now for the first time amateur baseball players all over the world can too.

“We hired the best coach for swing analysis and the best visualizations expert to create a truly powerful and effective baseball app experience for all ages” say Mind Cures founder Evan Gappelberg. The app is now available for free download on both the iPhone and Android platform.

iPhone:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/babe-ruth-home-run-hero-swing/id943383000?mt=8

Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bizooku.baberuth

Babe Ruth’s secret is broken down for you into 5 easy to practice swing principles to use in your game. Learn the secret of how to hit with staggering power just like the greatest baseball player of all time, Babe Ruth.

**App Features: Babe Ruth Swing Analysis video**

**Enhanced Virtual Reality 3-D Visualization audios that put you into the game and let you experience the feeling of hitting a single, double, triple and Home Run from home!

**Powerful Positive Mental Attitude Affirmation audios that keep you positive and focused on achieving your own baseball greatness.

**Mind Max Game Day Boost audio that keeps you positive and pumped so that your mental state as well as your physical state is in peak condition for the game.


Download the app, to learn Babe Ruth’s home Run hitting secret PLUS see, feel and experience hitting a home run with virtual reality visualizations today!

Practice was never easier!

Babe Ruth is widely considered the greatest player in Major League Baseball history heres why.

*Name: George Herman Ruth Nicknames: Babe, The Bambino or The Sultan Of Swat *Positions: Outfielder and Pitcher

*Bats: Left, Throws: Left

*Height: 6′ 2″

*Weight: 215 lb.

Major League Career Statistics Batting average:

**.342 Home runs

**714 Hits

** 2,873 RBI

** Pitching W/L record: 94-46

** ERA: 2.28

All-time ranks

1st on all-time slugging % with 0.690
1st on all-time OPS with 1.164
1st on all-time OPS+ with 206
2nd on all-time on-base % list with .474
2nd on all-time RBI list with 2,213
3rd on all-time home run list with 714
3rd on all-time bases on balls list with 2,062
4th on all-time runs list with 2,174
6th on all-time total bases list with 5,793
10th on all-time batting average list with .342

Babe’s mythical stature was established in 1927 when, as a member of “Murderer’s Row”, he set a new homerun record of 60, a record that would stand for 34 years. During his time with the Yankees, Babe ignited the greatest dynasty in all of American sport. Prior to his arrival, the Yankees had never won a title of any kind. After joining the Yankees prior to the 1920 season, Babe helped the Yankees capture seven pennants and four World Series titles. The 1927 team is still considered by many to be the greatest in baseball history. Upon retiring from the Boston Braves in 1935, Babe held an astonishing 56 major league records at the time, including the most revered record in baseball… 714 home runs. Despite passing over 66 years ago, Babe still remains the greatest figure in major league baseball, and one of the true icons in American history. The Babe helped save baseball from the ugly Black Sox scandal, and gave hope to millions during The Great Depression. He impacted the game in a way never seen before, or since. He continues to be the benchmark by which all other players are measured. Despite last playing nearly 75 years ago; Babe is still widely considered the greatest player in Major League Baseball history. This Babe Ruth Home Run Hero Baseball Learning, Visualization and Affirmation program accelerates your learning of baseball hitting skills and will raise your hitting confidence to a much higher level. Once these principles are implemented into your game both on the field and off the field you’ll experience an added level of baseball power, dominance and confidence that you previously only dreamed possible.

About Mind Cures

Mind Cures, is a digital publisher and mobile application developer with a growing collection of innovative self-help, mind programing, meditation, audio book apps offered through its Hero Universe brand of products. Mind Cures licenses books from the most recognized self-help authorities in the world and offers them as audio meditation apps, which combine the key principles in each book with the Hero Learning personalized meditation technology for an accelerated learning experience. All Mind Cures applications from the Hero Universe family of products are available through the iTunes app store.

To learn more about Mind Cures Hero Learning program and other exciting apps, visit the Hero Universe website: http://herouniverse.com

Press Contacts:

Evan Gappelberg

Mind Cures, LLC

(631) 655-6733

Evan(at)mindcures.com







Cellucor, Innovator Behind the Pre-Workout Supplement, C4, Releases C4 50X as a Stronger Alternative for Extreme Competitors


New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) January 15, 2015

December of 2014, Cellucor announced the brand would release its Fourth Generation of products, which boasted fresh packaging, formula upgrades, and new product launches including C4 50X.

C4 50X is a ‘50% more explosive’ version of the brand’s flagship pre-workout, C4, and it is currently on shelves at GNC and available at GNC.com.

“C4 50X is inspired by our biggest fans and designed for our most intense C4 customers,” stated Cellucor Senior VP of Sales, Luke Hubbard. The C4 50X formula contains two new, patented ingredients for energy: TeaCor™ and XCELICOR™.

C4 50X will be available in Fruit Punch, Watermelon and Icy Blue Razz.

About Cellucor

Cellucor is an award-winning, safe and effective performance lifestyle supplement brand known for its premier weight loss and sports nutrition products. Cellucor products can be found at GNC, Bodybuilding.com, Vitamin Shoppe and select retailers domestically and internationally. Visit Cellucor.com or connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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NextAdvisor.com Releases 2015 Diet Taste Test Results

Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2015

NextAdvisor.com, a leading consumer and small business information website, announced today the results of its 2015 diet food taste test. Currently in its fifth year, this test is designed to provide an independent look at five of the top diet delivery services. It takes one of the most important factors of a successful diet under consideration: How does the food taste in the real world? After the results were tallied, it was determined Jenny Craig was the overall winner, beating out last year’s winner, bistroMD. This test, when paired with NextAdvisor.com’s associated diet meal delivery service reviews, serves to give would-be dieters assistance in finding the right program to fit their individual lifestyle and health concerns.

The taste test features a week’s worth each of standard meals from bistroMD, Jenny Craig, 17 Day Diet, Nutrisystem and Diet-to-Go. All food was ordered anonymously from each company and paid for out of pocket. Twelve men and women were asked to sample the food and provide ratings on a scale from 1 to 10, as well as comments based on how the food tasted and appeared. Packaging and other brand identifiers were removed and all of the food was plated and served on basic dishware. Food from each diet service was served during each round of tests to ensure that they were truly blind.

“The diet companies had no input in what food we served, which meant that the people testing got the same experience anyone ordering from home would. They were able to let loose in the comments and not hold anything back,” content manager Jocelyn Baird said.

Comments ranged from glowing reviews, such as, “The pancakes almost taste like they could be homemade!” to criticism like, “Flavorless and dry.”

When it came time to crown a winner, the results were a surprise compared to prior years. Jenny Craig climbed to the top, beating out former crown-holder bistroMD, which fell to fourth after two years at No. 1. Coming in second was 17 Day Diet, followed closely by Diet-to-Go. Nutrisystem, which suffered in appearance ratings as well as taste with its lunch and dinner meals, came in last place. It is worth noting, however, that bistroMD was a fraction of a point behind Nutrisystem on taste — saved only by a much higher appearance score.

“We have participants rate on appearance as well as taste because who wants to eat food that doesn’t look appealing?” Baird said.

While the results of the taste test are an important factor in calculating the overall rankings for NextAdvisor.com’s complete diet meal delivery service reviews, other criteria is taken into consideration. These criteria include price, customization, fitness tools, strength and availability of support provided (such as access to nutritional experts over the phone or educational material offered).

You can read the complete NextAdvisor.com 2015 diet taste test results here:

http://www.nextadvisor.com/diet_services/taste_test.php

See the overall NextAdvisor.com diet program reviews at:

http://www.nextadvisor.com/diet_services/index.php

About NextAdvisor.com:

NextAdvisor.com provides independent reviews of online services for consumers and small businesses. The company’s mission is to help its visitors save money and make optimal buying decisions by presenting them with useful comparisons and reviews of service providers and a clear explanation of each service and how it works. The company currently reviews, compares and explains many different types of services including credit cards, credit report monitoring, web hosting, online backup, Internet fax, VoIP, and identity theft protection.







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Honey Bee Health Coalition Releases Bee Healthy Roadmap to Improve Honey Bee Health


Keystone, Colorado (PRWEB) October 16, 2014

The Honey Bee Health Coalition, a coalition of more than 30 organizations and agencies from across food, agriculture, government and conservation, today released Bee Healthy, a roadmap to improve honey bee health through collective action that will accomplish more than any one group can achieve on its own. Facing unacceptable declines in honey bee health, the Coalition’s Bee Healthy Roadmap lays out specific priorities and actions that it will take to reverse these declines and improve the health of honey bees and other pollinators. The Roadmap also provides a framework for ongoing collaboration inviting anyone with a vested interest in honey bee health to work together to achieve its vision of Healthy Honey Bees, Healthy People, Healthy Planet.

Coalition establishes science-based platform for cross-industry coordination on four priority areas

“The Bee Healthy Roadmap lays out a specific set of priorities through which the Coalition will achieve its core mission,” said Dennis vanEngelsdorp, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland’s Department of Entomology and a member of the Coalition’s Steering Committee. “By collaboratively implementing solutions through partnerships across food, agriculture, government, and conservation partners,” he continued, “we can achieve a healthy population of honey bees and healthy populations of native and managed pollinators, productive agriculture systems, and thriving ecosystems.” The Coalition is committed to developing explicit goals, milestones and metrics to measure improvements in honey bee health. Knowing that the Coalition can’t improve honey bee health on its own, the Bee Healthy Roadmap identifies four priority areas that need immediate and consistent action from partners across the landscape. These include improving Hive Management, Forage & Nutrition, Crop Pest Management, and Cross-Industry Education, Outreach and Coordination. For each priority, the Bee Healthy Roadmap sets out specific actions the Coalition and its members will take and invites others to join forces or take steps on their own to improve pollinator health.

Improving honey bee health takes better management, technology, and innovation backed by science

Hive Management

“The Coalition is actively working to address major challenges to honey bee health, including poor nutrition and the need to protect bee health while controlling crop pests. One of the biggest threats is the Varroa destructor mite and even the best beekeepers could use help controlling it,” said George Hansen, Past President of the American Beekeeping Federation and a member of the Coalition’s Steering Committee and its Hive Management Working Group. “The Bee Healthy Roadmap invests in gathering and then transferring specific know-how and technologies to beekeepers to improve hive monitoring and training to control varroa mites and other pests and pathogens.” The Coalition also identified gaps in existing hive management research and will promote science-based innovations to close those gaps, including the development and registration of new products to address the varroa mite. In 2014 and 2015 the Coalition will help increase funding for “tech transfer teams” to go into the field and collect data and directly monitor bee health while also providing beekeepers with important information to inform management practices. The Coalition will also undertake the creation of a best practices guide for beekeepers for managing varroa mites.

Forage & Nutrition

“Bees, like most species, need a healthy, diverse habitat for their foraging diet,” said Peter Berthelsen, Director of Habitat Partnerships for Pheasants Forever, Inc., a member of the Coalition’s Steering Committee and Forage & Nutrition Working Group. “Which is why the Bee Healthy Roadmap focuses on building strategies to promote improved nutrition for honey bees through several important initiatives that can also benefit a broad range of other species’ foraging and habitat needs.” The Bee Healthy Roadmap calls for the development of high-quality, bee-friendly landscapes in places and seasons when bees can most use them — like flowers planted on transportation corridors or in and around farms, ranches and other production agriculture areas. Nutritional requirements vary from region to region, so the Coalition will begin this year by identifying strategies for meeting forage and nutrition needs in the agricultural lands of the American Upper Midwest and will later identify strategies in other regions of North America. The Coalition has also begun work to identify and promote the planting of bee-healthy forage along transportation corridors and rights-of-way and will continue to look at other opportunities for forage in private and public lands. The Coalition will also encourage the development of supplemental nutrition options for bees and the planting of bee-friendly cover crops. All of these solutions aim to create win-win solutions for bees, other species, agriculture producers, and other land owners.

Managing Crop Pests

“To feed a hungry planet we need to simultaneously manage agricultural pests while ensuring the health of bees and native pollinators,” said Gregory Sekulic, Agronomy Specialist at Canola Council of Canada and a member of the Coalition’s Crop Pest Management Working Group. “This Roadmap lays out plans for promoting crop- and product-specific pest management practices that enable us to do both.” To achieve this goal the Coalition will work to accelerate the adoption and use of the best known crop pest management practices, also known as Best Management Practices (BMPs). These BMPs include promoting and improving communication and coordination between beekeepers and producers to avoid honey bee losses, and also promoting better understanding and reporting of incidents of honey bee losses that impact bee health when they do occur.

Cross-Industry Collaboration

“The Coalition itself is a cross-sector collaborative platform and the success of our efforts depends on effective communication, outreach, and education across all stakeholders,” said Bill Kuckuck, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for CropLife America and a member of the Coalition’s Steering Committee and Outreach, Education and Communication Working Group. “That’s why the Bee Healthy Roadmap lays out specific plans for improving collaboration and communication throughout the food chain and with the general public.” The Coalition is building a set of tools to support its work and accelerate the adoption of best practices and technologies and will promote understanding across stakeholders.

In all of its efforts, the Coalition emphasizes the need for partners to join together in taking collective action that will achieve more than any one partner can accomplish on its own.

“The Coalition’s Bee Healthy Roadmap is very ambitious,” said The Keystone Center’s Julie Shapiro, the Coalition’s facilitator, “but by building off of the excellent collaboration among Coalition members to date, and with the help and support of new partners, we can achieve our goal of substantially improving honey bee health.”

To get involved in the Coalition or to learn how you can take action, please visit http://www.honeybeehealthcoalition.org.

About the Honey Bee Health Coalition

The Honey Bee Health Coalition brings together beekeepers, growers, researchers, government agencies, agribusinesses, conservation groups, manufacturers and brands, and other key partners to improve the health of honey bees and other pollinators. Our mission is to collaboratively implement solutions that will help to achieve a healthy population of honey bees while also supporting healthy populations of native and managed pollinators in the context of productive agricultural systems and thriving ecosystems. The Coalition is focusing on accelerating collective impact to improve honey bee health in four key areas: forage and nutrition, hive management, crop pest management, and communications, outreach and education.

Through its unique network of private and public sector members, the Coalition fosters new partnerships, leverages existing efforts and expertise, and incubates and implements new solutions. The Coalition brings its diverse resources to bear in promoting communication, coordination, collaboration, and investment to strategically and substantively improve honey bee health in North America.

Coalition members currently include Agricultural Retailers Association, Almond Board of California, American Beekeeping Federation, American Honey Producers Association, American Seed Trade Association, Bayer CropScience, Browning Honey Company, Canadian Honey Council, Canola Council of Canada, CropLife America, CropLife Canada, Ducks Unlimited, DuPont, Eastern Missouri Beekeepers Association, Land O’Lakes, Inc., Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association, Monsanto Company, Oregon State Beekeepers Association, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, National Corn Growers Association, Pheasants Forever, Pollinator Stewardship Council, Project Apis m., Saint Louis Zoo’s WildCare Institute Center for Native Pollinator Conservation, Syngenta, Unilever, United Soybean Board, University of Maryland’s Department of Entomology, U.S. Canola Association, and Western Apicultural Society. The Coalition also includes ex officio participation from U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

About The Keystone Center

The Honey Bee Health Coalition is facilitated by The Keystone Center, an independent, non-profit organization specializing in collaborative decision-making processes for agriculture, environment, education, energy, and health policy issues.







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