THE DAY LINK........



Integrity needs no rules."
 — Albert Camus, French author and philosopher (1913-1960).





CORZO’s Evolutionary Margarita
With Cinco De Mayo already upon us, it’s time to start thinking Margaritas.  Still the most popular mixed drink in the United States, the recipe has been around for years and continues to attract drinkers – especially on this famed Mexican holiday.  This year, serve up the CORZO’s Evolutionary Margarita – an inspired version of the Margarita created by renowned New York Mixologist Jonathan Pogash.

 The cocktail incorporates new and unusual cocktail trends into the foundation of America’s favorite cocktail.  “The use of savory ingredients in this drink is one of my favorite trends that we’re currently seeing a lot of at the bar,” says Pogash.  Blue agave nectar and muddled fresh peppers add that savory touch and the silky taste of CORZO Reposado, made with twice the agave and a unique triple the distillation process, gives the drink a modern twist. Pogash also notes that “the cocktail tastes best when finished off with a hard shake and pourer over ice.” Add a festive garnish using a green lime wheel and red pepper – both colors from the Mexican flag. 

  •  Evolutionary CORZO Margarita  2 parts Corzo Reposado Tequila   1/2 part Grand Marnier  ½ parts agave nectar  3/4 parts fresh lime juice 6-8 small chunks of your choice of pepper (yellow, red, or orange)

Process: In a mixing glass, muddle the pepper in the agave nectar and lime juice.  Then add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice.  Strain over ice into rocks glass.

Garnish: pepper “flag” and lime “bow-tie” & optional salt-rim.

Sassi- (Italian) plural. stone, pebble.

   This revolutionary new product takes the massage experience to an amazing new level! "Sassi Stones" are self-heating massage stones.

Made of the highest quality "Moroccan Sand" Stoneware, these stones are battery operated and provide an incredible warming massage for up to two hours per charge! Warm! Smooth! Feel the heat penetrate your muscles like no other product can!  Visit a href="">


FaceCake Virtual Dressing Room - from Wednesday, January 28th through Super Bowl Sunday (February 1st) to virtually try-on NFL gear from the team they’re rooting for (The Patriots or the Seahawks)as well as special Super Bowl gear.


Complete with authentic NFL auction items, homegating gear, NFL Madden gamer stations and the chance to try on dozens of outfits from your favorite Super Bowl teams in seconds - the NFL Fan Style Tour’s 53 foot trailer is sure to be a stop fans will not forget. 

 With just the swipe of their hand, fans can “virtually” try on fan gear in real time without removing a piece of clothing. They’ll also be able to change out the backdrop to look like they’re standing in the middle of the University of Phoenix stadium, holding the Vince Lombardi trophy!

Phoenix Fashion Week
Phoenix Fashion Week is all about Fashion, Education and Humanity!
check out the educational resources during PHXFW:
want to open a boutique/retail store?
want to become a stylist?
attend one of the many fashion seminars and roundtable discussions with top fashion experts from NYC and LA during fashion week -

The hottest celeb-favorite designer, Furne One and his Amato Haute Couture line will be the finale show to close out fashion week! Trust us when we say you don't want to miss this :)
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Strut Bridal Salon
{beatrix prive} is a brand new luxury lingerie line designed by Jenny Davis, a fashion stylist and lifestyle magazine editor who can now add designer to her list of talents. The {beatrix prive} collection will begin it's national debut with a two-day trunk show this weekend (Nov 4-5th) at Strut Bridal Salon in downtown Phoenix, AZ.  

For nearly two years now, Davis has been creating an exclusive line of plus size thong underwear for women sizes 16-20. After working as a personal stylist for clients who were plus sized, she realized the great need for comfort, while remaining flattering and stylish. Through these experiences her collection began to manifest into a one-size-fits-all thong underwear design.  Expect to see fabulous color combinations from Davis, as well as luxury materials such as silk charmeuse and imported lace. In regards to the aray of colors selected, Davis used inspiration from a Zac Posen show she attended during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Phoenix native serves aboard USS Fitzgerald

 Story by Navy Office of Community Outreach

 YOKOSUKA, Japan – A 2012 Sierra Linda High School graduate and Phoenix native is serving aboard the U.S. Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62), living and working at the Navy’s forward-deployed base south of Tokyo.

 Petty Officer 3rd Class Jesus Arguello is a sonar technician aboard the destroyer operating out of Yokosuka, which is located approximately 35 miles south of Tokyo and accommodates the United States’ furthest forward-deployed naval forces.

An Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, Fitzgerald is 505 feet long or more than 1 1/2 football fields. The ship is 66 feet wide, weighs more than 9,200 tons, and its four gas turbine engines can push the ship through the ocean at nearly 35 miles per hour. The ship is named in honor of Lt. William Charles Fitzgerald, who was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for extraordinary heroism on August 7, 1967 in Vietnam.

 As a Sailor with numerous responsibilities, Arguello said he is proud to serve his country aboard a destroyer in Japan.

 “I am responsible for using sound to search for submarines and other surface vessels to increase the ships safety and war fighting capabilities,” said Arguello.

Arguello also said he is proud of the work he is doing as part of the Fitzgerald’s 300-member crew, living thousands of miles from home, and protecting America on the world’s oceans.

 “Everyone is incredibly nice and very approachable aboard the ship,” said Arguello.

 “Fitzgerald sailors represent every state in the union as well as a diversity of ethnicities. It is an honor to lead and serve with the finest sailors the nation has to offer,” said Cmdr. Chris England, the ship’s Commanding Officer. “These sailors should be justifiably proud of their accomplishments – a direct reflection of their dedication to mission accomplishment, motivation, and commitment to the Navy.”

Approximately 40 officers and 260 enlisted men make up the ship’s company. Their jobs are highly specialized and keep each part of the 2 billion dollar destroyer running smoothly — this includes everything from washing dishes and preparing meals to maintaining engines and handling weaponry.

Fast, maneuverable, and technically advanced, destroyers provide the required warfighting expertise and operational flexibility to execute any tasking overseas. With multi-mission capabilities in surface warfare, anti-submarine warfare, anti-air warfare, ballistic missile defense, and humanitarian assistance, Arleigh Burke destroyers excel as the Navy’s premier fighting warship.

 Assigned to U.S. Seventh Fleet, Fitzgerald sailors are continuously on watch throughout the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, acting as America’s first responders in that part of the world.

 As a member of one of the U.S. Navy’s most versatile combat ships, Arguello and other Fitzgerald sailors understand they are part of a forward-deployed team that is heavily relied upon to help protect and defend America across the world’s oceans.

“The Navy provides me with valuable experience I couldn’t get from any other job field,” said Arguello.




Combining the elegance of suede with the easy care of vinyl, Crypton placemats bring high style to the dinner table.  These stain-repellent, reversible placemats pair perfectly with your favorite dish or a glass of red wine.  Enjoy a romantic night in and leave your mess worries behind with Crypton.


Ashley Stewart is the one-stop shop for all of your Valentine’s Day needs.  Their intimates, outfits, and accessories provide gorgeous fashion for full-figured women.  With endless styles available, Ashley Stewart gives the fashionista inside us all the outfit we have been dreaming of.


Indulge this Valentine’s Day with sweet and savory cookies and baked goods.  Carla Hall, from Bravo’s Top Chef and ABC’s The Chew, has perfected the art of all-natural home baking with her most recent line of delectable baked goods.  End your night with a sweet treat, maybe the Triple Layer Cookie Bar or the Chocolate Cinnamon Tea Cake!


Give that special woman in your life lingerie that will make her feel sexy and beautiful.  With a variety of styles offered, Naja has the perfect little something for every lady this Valentine’s Day.  From subtle nudes to bold colors and beautiful designs, the Naja Valentine’s Day collection is the icing on the cake for a romantic night. 

Sugr Cube -  The World’s FIRST Intuitive Wi-Fi Speaker

Nothing you'll hear about from other publicists today will be as chic as this! I promise it's worthwhile to keep reading.   With a glossy wood, modern, minimalist design, the powerful new Wi-Fi speaker called Sugr Cube ( will be the conversation piece of your office and home.   Sugr Cube directly streams music with the highest quality using touch and gesture only to control music playback. There are no buttons, and playback control is achieved naturally with motion: just tap it, flip it and tilt it. Neat, right?

Perhaps the coolest feature is that with Sugr Cube you can share music and playlists simultaneously with your friends' cube anyone in the world with a simple companion app.

Check out this great video showing how Sugr Cube works:

Sugr Cube can be used to stream online music or Internet radio via Wi-Fi. Smartphones can be used as the Cubes remote controller, but the Cube also works perfectly even when smartphones are switched off. Sugr Cube supports iTunes music, Pandora, BBC radio and Douban FM.  You can also transfer your favorite music from iOS, Android, PC and Mac devices to Sugr Cube.  

Plus,  store hundreds of songs on the Cube and a built-in rechargeable battery lasts for seven hours of music playback.  Sugr Cube will be available in July 2015 if they reach their funding goal on Kickstarter - and they are very close! Funding closes in mid-February. 


Milk Nanny  - The World's First "Smart" Baby Formula Maker

Whose turn is it?  Oh the dreaded times of getting out of bed in the wee hours of the night (several times every night) to make the babies bottle!  Now there is an easier way to make bottles for parents who feed their babies formula and it’s called Milk Nanny.

Milk Nanny is the first fully-automatic appliance to make fresh, warm baby formula milk in just 15 seconds.  The coolest thing about it….Milk Nanny can also be remotely controlled with a mobile phone. Parents simply connect to Milk Nanny with their mobile device via Wi-Fi, and they’re ready to start making milk. Milk Nanny knows exactly how much water and powder is needed to make a perfect bottle. Parents will finally be able to skip the daily chore of measuring and scooping formula from a can into a bottle, mixing with water and shaking it to get “most” of the clumps out. Milk Nanny will be available to the public in May.

First Sign Mace Wear

First-Ever Crime-Fighting Wearable Device Launches Today to Help Prevent Violent Attacks

- The Mace Wear Pod Detects Violent Attacks, Gets Help and Collects Evidence in Real Time
to Help Apprehend and Prosecute Attackers -

- Lifestyle-Friendly Product from First Sign Technologies and Mace Wear Can be Worn in Five Ways as a Headband, Wristband, Key Chain, Belt Clip and Pendant -

PHOENIX, AZ – December 9, 2014 – First Sign Technologies, in partnership with Mace Wear, today announced the launch of the Mace Wear Pod, the first-ever crime-fighting wearable device and app. The smart device, which acts as a personal security system against violent crimes, is available for purchase today at
At the “First Sign” of a violent attack, the Assault Alarm is activated and the speaker lets the attacker know that “evidence has been collected and help is on the way.” The phone automatically begins to collect evidence, take photos, and call for help, which will help identify, apprehend, prosecute and deter attackers.
The Mace Wear Pod can be worn in five ways: as a headband, wristband, key chain, belt clip and pendant. In addition to offering peace of mind, the Mace Wear Pod is lifestyle-friendly, weighs only 0.3 ounces and is visibly discreet. 
For those not wearing the pod, the mobile app, which can be downloaded on iPhone and Android, can also be activated in four ways: by hitting the alert button, by shaking the phone, by dropping the phone when in a specified mode, and by setting a time to check-in and if not the alarm is activated.
Please view this video demonstrating how it works.

First Sign Technologies was launched in January 2014. Following a successful crowd-funding campaign, the product has hit the market today and is available with one year of monitoring service for $120.
“There is a demand for personal protection and, with the advances in wearable technology, we want to create products that give peace of mind,” says President of First Sign, Rachel Emanuele. “Mace is an ideal partner to help us expand our product line and help promote safety to all who seek it.”
In 2015, the products will be available in more than 1,000 brick-and-mortar locations such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Sports Authority and Sears.   

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About Mace®
Mace® brand (OTCPINK: MACE) is a manufacturer and provider of personal defense, safety and electronic security products for home, school, business and law enforcement use. The company provides site assessment and integrated security strategies, ranging from pepper spray devices to electronic surveillance and rapid response rescue networks. Mace® brand has been a source of non-lethal solutions since 1970. Mace® brand products are sold at
About First Sign Technologies:
Founded in 2013, First Sign Technologies has a strong group of partners in the security, electronic design and manufacturing, risk mitigation, and social awareness fields dedicated to find a unique solution to violence. First Sign Technologies aims to combat society’s ills through technological innovations.
Build Your Own Website

Build Your Own Website—New from No Starch Press
Comic guide shows beginners how to build a website with HTML, CSS, and WordPress

San Francisco, CA, August 12, 2014—Many of us have considered building a website, whether to promote a business, stay in touch with family, or just share our thoughts with the world. Some of us have planned to build that first site for years, only to be discouraged by overly technical and intimidating books that make website building harder than it needs to be.

The author-artist team of Nate Cooper and Kim Gee hope to make building a website a bit easier with their comic-filled Build Your Own Website (No Starch Press, August 2014, 264 pp., $19.95, ISBN 9781593275228). Finally, here's a simple guide that makes it easy to build a website from scratch.

Build Your Own Website is a comic tale with an educational twist. As readers follow along, they build a unique site using WordPress and their newfound knowledge of HTML and CSS.

Author Nate Cooper wrote Build Your Own Website because he "wanted to create a technical book that is fun and non-threatening, but also something that really teaches."

And Build Your Own Website is fun—it's the perfect starting point for precocious teens eager to make their mark on the Web, tech-phobic adults, or creative types who have lots of great design ideas but get a little queasy at the sight of HTML brackets.

Educational comics are nothing new for No Starch Press, publisher of numerous cartoon guides that tackle topics like physics, SQL, and calculus. According to No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock, "No Starch is committed to helping change the world by making science and technology accessible. Build Your Own Website follows in the tradition of our other popular educational comics, like the Manga Guide to Science series and the Survive! series of human biology comics."

Build Your Own Website will be in bookstores everywhere this August. Sample Pages from

Build Your Own Website

Build Your Own Website

Build Your Own Website

Build Your Own Website

Build Your Own Website



About the Author and Illustrator

Nate Cooper is an Apple-Certified trainer who teaches people how to build websites. He regularly offers classes about web basics in New York City.

Kim Gee is a Brooklyn-based comic artist and owner of Kim Gee Comics.

Build Your Own Website


Build Your Own Website
Publisher: No Starch Press
By Nate Cooper with art by Kim Gee
Print ISBN: 9781593275228, $19.95
August 2014, 264 pp.

About No Starch Press
Founded in 1994, No Starch Press is one of the few remaining independent computer book publishers. We publish the finest in geek entertainment—unique books on technology, with a focus on open source, security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, LEGO, science, and math. Our titles have personality, our authors are passionate, and our books tackle topics that people care about. Visit for a complete catalog.

Vera Vasi™ Shapewear Uses the Secret of Medical-Grade Compression to Shape Bodies with Unique, Patented Fabric
Permanent slimming possible with daily use; Shapewear is as comfortable as a second skin

LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA / May 22, 2014 - Shapewear is a staple in nearly every woman's wardrobe, and fans love how shapewear hides lumps, bumps and bulges.

But is shapewear just skin-deep? Are there any positive, long-term benefits?

According to Vera Watkins, founder of Vera Vasi™ Shapewear, the answer is yes.

Few people know more about the cosmetic changes and health benefits obtainable from wearing compression garments than Watkins. For decades, her growing company has been supplying medical-grade compression wear to plastic surgeons and their patients around the world as a tool for skin retraction and smoothness post-surgery.

"Many people own tight-fitting athletic wear or body suits," Watkins said. "But these are not true compression garments.

"A properly designed medical-grade compression garment applies an exact amount of pressure to the body, and provides several immediate and major long-term benefits when properly fitted and worn."

The biggest "wow factor" of the new Vera Vasi™ line is the comfort users experience the first time they snuggle into a bodysuit, along with an instant drop in dress size.

"Women are overjoyed because there is no discomfort or feeling of being squeezed," Watkins said. "Their bodies look slimmed, shaped and smooth, and they can wear the garment as long as they like, even sleep in it, because the Vera Vasi bodysuit becomes like a true second skin.

"Women literally forget they're wearing it. Many of our styles can completely replace a woman's bra and panties and provide that beautiful smooth silhouette."

With long-term wear, users experience a second wow factor: permanent body change. Clinical studies have proven that when compression clothing was worn for at least six to eight hours daily for a six-to 12-month period, permanent reshaping was achieved.

Watkins said permanent reshaping happens due to three factors:

  • Improved Circulation:  When the tissues around a vein are compressed, muscle and tissue movements around the vein are magnified, and blood flow is enhanced, allowing more oxygen and nutrients in, and forcing out waste products.

    What is the result? : Wearers feel more energetic. Studies have shown that energy output increases by as much as 10 to 40 percent, however, too much compression can interrupt circulation.
  • Micro-Massage:  The micro-massage effect is a stimulation of skin and the fluid under it that allows the body to process the fluid, smooth any tissue under the skin and help the skin retract to its prior shape.

    In the Vera Vasi™ line, the micro-massage effect is responsible for the immediate reduced appearance of cellulite in the areas covered by the garment.
  • Physical Comfort:  A properly constructed, ultra-soft medical grade compression fabric that provides multi-dimensional stretch and mimics the human skin by 'giving' with the body's natural movements will provide the wearer with continuous comfort and a desire to wear the garment 24/7.

    There is an additional element built into the shapewear: COOLMAX® Moisture Management. Fabric aids the skin in its normal cooling and drying process by absorbing, wicking and evaporating body moisture, which keeps the skin continuously cool, dry and comfortable. An anti-microbial protection agent has also been added to control odor, mold, fungus and mildew.

 "Think of a compression garment as your wedding ring," Watkins said. "How long have you been wearing your ring without thinking about it? Now look at how it's been gently and permanently compressing your ring finger for all these past years and has actually changed the thickness of your finger.

"Putting on your Vera Vasi™ bodysuit for the first time is going to be very much like sliding on your wedding ring for the first time. One day you're going to look back and remember those events as two of the most important things that ever happened to you. "

To review the new Vera Vasi™ Shapewear line, visit


Vera Vasi ™ Shapewear, manufactured by the Marena Group, Inc., a manufacturer of medical grade compression garments, was founded in 1994 by Vera and Bill Watkins.  Production began out of the couple's home garage and by 2001 the company received the Small Business Exporter of the Year award from the state of Georgia. Marena continued to expand, receiving accolades and awards from industry experts and agencies, and was named apparel manufacturing Grand All Star of 2006 by Apparel magazine. Today, Marena and its vast array of products are widely recognized as the world's leading compression garment manufacturer with representation in 79 countries around the world.  For more information, please visit

ESPN Films and espnW Present "Nine for IX DVD Gift Set" –
In Stores October 15

New Collection from Producers of "30 for 30" Captures Remarkable 

Executive Produced by Robin Roberts and Jane Rosenthal

Women in Sports through the Lenses of Acclaimed Female Filmmakers

ESPN Home Entertainment, in conjunction with Team Marketing, announced today that they will release the "Nine for IX DVD Gift Set" on October 15, 2013.  From the producers of ESPN Films' award-winning "30 for 30" series and executive produced by Tribeca Film Festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal and Good Morning America co-host Robin Roberts, this four-disc collection includes all nine titles from the Nine for IX series, plus two bonus films: the award-winning ESPN Films' short, Coach and the SEC Storied film, Abby Head On. 

Inspired by the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the groundbreaking law which banned sex discrimination in college athletics and created opportunities for countless female athletes, the Nine for IX series consists of nine feature documentaries highlighting iconic athletes and moments that have impacted the culture of female sports in the last 40 years.  Each film is directed by acclaimed female filmmakers.  Nine for IX debuted on ESPN on July 2, 2013, with the broadcast premiere of "Venus Vs.," detailing Venus Williams' battle to change the long-standing practice of awarding women tennis players less money at Wimbledon and the French Open.  The series concludes on August 27.

"Title IX indelibly changed the world of sports, creating new opportunities for women to get involved with sports at the collegiate and professional levels," said ESPN Films Vice President Connor Schell.  "The Nine for IX series celebrates Title IX with an extraordinary collection of inspiring stories directed by a powerhouse group of Academy and Emmy award-winning female filmmakers." 

This four-disc set includes all nine films from the Nine for IX series, plus two bonus films, the award-winning short Coach and SEC Storied film Abby Head On, in addition to bonus features including director's statements, deleted scenes and extended interviews.  The "Nine for IX DVD Gift Set" will be available for purchase on October 15 and pre-order on September 3 at ESPN,, Wal-Mart and major retailers wherever DVDs are sold.  The suggested retail price is $29.95.

The films included in the collection are:

Venus Vs.(Directed by Ava DuVernay)
Everyone knows about the swing.  Everyone knows about the swagger.  But what most Americans don't know about Venus Williams is how she changed the course of her sport.  In a stunning case that captured the attention of the European public beginning in 2005, Williams challenged the long-held practice of paying women tennis players less money than their male counterparts at the French Open and Wimbledon.  With a deep sense of obligation to the legacy of Billie Jean King, Williams lobbied Parliament, UNESCO and Fleet Street for financial parity.  Indeed, it was her poignant op-ed piece in The London Times that convinced many people that the tournament organizers at Wimbledon were "on the wrong side of history."  The boys clubs at Roland Garros and Wimbledon finally relented in 2007.  In fact, it was at Wimbledon that year that Venus became the first women's champion to earn as much as the men's (Roger Federer).  So to her seven major championships, another victory can be added.

Pat XO (Directed by Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern / Produced by Robin Roberts)
On April 18, 2012, Pat Summit, the winningest coach in the history of the NCAA basketball, did the unimaginable and announced her resignation from the University of Tennessee.  On the very same day, her son Tyler was named assistant coach of the Marquette's women's basketball team, his first job out of college.  While the sports world reeled from the news of Pat's early on-set Alzheimer's, the coach and her son quietly set out to beat this challenge just as they had every other – with grace, humor and most of all, each other.  Pat XO tells the remarkable story of Pat Summit as it's never been told before.  This raw, authentic portrait takes the camera from the filmmaker's hands and places it into those who know her best.  With Tyler as the lead storyteller, moving recollections are shared by assistant coaches, players like Chamique Holdsclaw, Tamika Catchings and Michelle Marciniak, fellow coach Geno Auriemma, and such admirers as Peyton Manning and Kenny Chesney.  The archival footage and statistical records woven into the film provide their own insights into a woman who cared about winning, but also about elevating her players and her university.  If it's possible to do justice to Pat Summitt, Pat XO does it.

The Diplomat (Directed by Jennifer Arnold and Senain Khesghi)
At the height of the Cold War, Katarina Witt became one of East Germany's most famous athletes. Trained in an ice rink that gave rise to socialist heroes, Witt dominated her field by winning six European skating titles, five world championships and back-to-back Olympic gold medals to become arguably the world's best figure skater.  Known as "the most beautiful face of socialism" her success gave her a unique status in East Germany.  It also triggered constant surveillance by the Stasi, East Germany's notorious secret police force. This film chronicles how Witt, one of the greatest skaters of all time, fought for her future in socialist East Germany, how she faced the great changes that occurred after the fall of The Berlin Wall and, ultimately, how she ended up both a beneficiary and victim of the East German regime.

Runner (Directed by Shola Lynch) 
Mary Decker obliterated opponents and records with blazing speed and a starving hunger to win. She dominated her sport, holding U.S. records in every distance from 800 to 10,000 meters, and she did it all without the Olympics.  She was too young in '72, hurt in '76 and shut out by the U.S. boycott in '80.  As Sports Illustrated's cover "Sportswoman of the Year" in 1983, she was ready: 1984 was the target, with the Olympics in Los Angeles and her skills at their 25 year-old peak.  But the story leads to a single shocking moment in the 1984 Games, with Mary writhing on the ground in physical pain and emotional heartbreak, with the whole world watching.

No Limits (Directed by Alison Ellwood)
As a teenager, Audrey Mestre suffered from scoliosis, but in those formative years, she discovered a passion for the ocean.  It offered her a sense of freedom, and the burdens she faced on dry land soon dissipated as she slipped below the surface.  In the final stages of her PH.D., Mestre was drawn to Cabo San Lucas where she became infatuated with free-diver Pipin Ferreras, a Cuban defector whose dives had put him at the forefront of the sport.  The two became a couple and Mestre followed the elusive, often raucous Pipin on his almost spiritual quest to push his limits underwater.  Soon enough, Mestre moved from support team member to ardent free-diver and then to a world-class competitor who outshone her husband.  In 2002, after news arrived that a rival female diver named Tanya Streeter had successfully gone to a record-breaking 525 feet, Pipin began preparations for Mestre to make a 561-foot dive off the coast of the CanaryIsland.  Having completed practice dives even deeper in the weeks leading up to the record attempt, Mestre was prepared.  But because of a fateful decision before the dive, Mestre never resurfaced alive.

Branded (Directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady)
Anna Kournikova was never the greatest tennis player in the world.  In fact, she never rose higher than No. 8 on the WTA world singles rankings.  But her looks and willingness to capitalize on them made her the most famous tennis player on the planet and ultimately, a pioneer for fellow women athletes who understand that sometimes, sex sells.  Sports is supposed to be the ultimate level playing field, but in the media and on Madison Avenue sometimes looks matter more than accomplishments.  This film explores the double standard placed on women athletes to be the best players on the field and the sexiest off them.  Branded explores the question: can women's sports ever gain an equal footing with their male counterparts or will sex always override achievement?

Let Them Wear Towels (Directed by Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern)
Lisa Olson was just trying to do her job as a reporter for the Boston Herald in 1990 when a group of New England Patriot players sexually harassed her in their locker room by exposing their genitals and making lewd and vulgar comments.  Even though a subsequent NFL investigation concluded that Olson had been "degraded and humiliated," the 25-year-old continued to be tormented by Patriot fans-so much so that she temporarily moved to Australia to resume her career.  In the meantime, the story touched off a national debate about the presence of female journalists in the male sanctum of the clubhouse.  That debate should have been settled 12 years earlier, when Melissa Ludtke of Sports Illustrated successfully challenged Major League Baseball after she was kept out of the New York Yankees locker room.  Why had equal access for women reporters remained such a hot-button issue?  That question is asked in Let Them Wear Towels, a history and examination of females working in the man's world of the locker room.  Through interviews with such pioneer women as Ludtke, Claire Smith, Lesley Visser and Jane Gross, you'll hear stories of raw behavior and humorous retaliation, angry lawsuits and remarkable resolve.

Swoopes (Directed by Hannah Storm)
Sheryl Swoopes has famously been labeled as the female Michael Jordan.  Actually, she's far more interesting. On the court, she was nearly as dominant as Michael: a national championship with Texas Tech, three Olympic gold medals, three MVP awards and four consecutive championships with the Houston Comets of the WNBA, the league she helped start.  She even had a Nike shoe named after her, the Air Swoopes.  Off the court, she gave birth in the middle of her first WNBA championship season, divorced her high school sweetheart, and became the highest-profile athlete in her sport to declare she was gay.  She has struggled with love, family, money and lack of recognition, but she has never lost her spirit.  In this portrait, viewers will meet someone who's not the everyday superstar, a woman who has defied a multitude of labels, including "old" – in August 2011, Swoopes, at 40, hit a buzzer-beater to end the Tulsa Shock's 20-game losing streak.

The '99ers (Directed by Erin Leyden / Produced by Julie Foudy)
The world of women's sports was kicked upside down on July 10, 1999.  Before a sold-out crowd of more than 90,000 at the Rose Bowl and an estimated 40 million Americans watching on television, the women's soccer team reached a cultural and athletic pinnacle with its penalty-kick shoot-out victory over China to win the Women's World Cup.  These players were more than the ponytailed poster girls celebrated by mainstream media.  As told through the voice of longtime team captain, Julie Foudy, viewers get an inside look at the strong team ethic and rare "do for each other" mentality that propelled them to victory that day and turned the team into a cultural touchstone.  With unprecedented access, the film uses candid, behind-the-scenes footage shot by the players themselves during the tournament to present a unique portrait of the women who irrevocably changed the face of women's athletics.  Reuniting key players from the 1999 squad and talking with current U.S. players as well, the film examines how women's soccer – and women's sports as a whole – has changed since that epic day at the Rose Bowl.

Coach (Directed by Bess Kargman; Executive Producer Whoopi Goldberg)
C. Vivian Stringer is one of the most prolific coaches in the history of college basketball. She was the first to lead three different schools to the NCAA Final Four (Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Iowa and Rutgers) and received the highest honor of all in 2009 -- a place alongside Michael Jordan, John Stockton, Jerry Sloan and David Robinson as an inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Coach Stringer became more well known to the non-sports world in 2007, when the words "nappy headed hoes" were used to describe the group of young women she led, in spite of tremendous odds, to the National Championship game that same year. Perhaps because Stringer is also a mother whose career successes have been intertwined with personal tragedy, her response to the 2007 incident showed she wasn't just a great coach, but the perfect example of grace under fire.

Abby Head On (Directed by Erin Leyden and Gentry Kirby)
A phenom from Rochester, NY, Abby Wambach defied convention by spurning soccer dynasty North Carolina in favor of the University of Florida, an upstart program which, at the time, was only in its fourth year of existence. That decision paid off quickly, as in her 1998 freshman season Wambach helped the Gators nab the SEC's first and only national championship in soccer – defeating the powerhouse Tar Heels in the final.  Wambach cemented her spot in soccer lore in a quarterfinal match against Brazil in the 2011 World Cup, scoring a signature goal with her head in the waning seconds of extra time to prevent an embarrassing early exit from the tournament. Wambach's heroics propelled her team to victory and ignited interest in women's soccer.
Currently the holder of the US women's international scoring record, Wambach has made her mark on the sport and become one of the best this country has ever produced.

 More information and a trailer for Nine for IX can be viewed at

About Nine for IX
ESPN Films and espnW present Nine for IX, executive produced by Robin Roberts and Jane Rosenthal, featuring nine documentary films about women in sports directed by Oscar-nominated, Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning female filmmakers. Inspired by the 40th  anniversary of Title IX, the series will air over nine consecutive Tuesdays on ESPN at 8 PM ET beginning July 2, 2013. Stories include Venus Williams fight for equal pay at Wimbledon, the largely unknown history of Katarina Witt and her link with East Germany's secret police, an intimate look at Pat Summitt-college sports' most successful coach ever, and the business of sex in the marketing of female athletes. For more information and summaries visit: Nine for IX Media Kit  

About ESPN Home Entertainment
ESPN Home Entertainment is an established industry leader, overseeing the worldwide marketing, sales and distribution of ESPN Films' award-winning documentaries to sports fans across multiple platforms including DVD and digital media via electronic sell-through, streaming, video-on-demand, and mobile.  ESPN Home Entertainment is one of many business units within ESPN, Inc., the world's leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of over 50 business entities.

About Team Marketing
Team Marketing, a division of Wax Works / Videoworks, is a leading distributor of sports related content on DVD.  Headquartered in Owensboro, Kentucky, Team Marketing works in partnership with all the major studios as well as independent producers and suppliers of sports content to deliver top tier releases on DVD to retailers and sub-distributors across the United States and Canada.

Introducing the SCOTTEVEST Fleece 7.0 Technology Enabled Jacket 

The Perfect Accessory for the iPhone 5: QuickDraw Pocket Lets You Use Your Phone without Taking It Out of Your Pocket!

Ketchum, ID - October 2, 2012 - What happens when the greatest thing to ever hit SCOTTEVEST’s electronic shelves gets redesigned? We can’t wait to tell you…

SCOTTEVEST, Inc. has been known for over a decade for our ingenious pocketed clothing marketed toward travelers, gadgetphiles, photographers, and urban adventurers. Over the years, each successive product improves upon previous versions, as indicated by the software-style numeric naming system. SCOTTEVEST transforms the way you will use your clothing, yet again, with the introduction of the Fleece 7.0 Jacket, available now as a pre-order and shipping October 31, 2012.

The Fleece 7.0 is the successor to our signature jacket, the Fleece 5.0, which quickly became a staple in many SCOTTEVEST customer wardrobes.  The Fleece 7.0 features a revolutionary new patent pending pocket, the Quick Draw pocket, inspired by our good friend and London based blogger, Documentally. This allows you to access your iPhone 5 (or other smartphone) through the Clear Touch Fabric in the hand warmer pocket, which is something you truly need to test out for yourself. We believe this will fundamentally change the way you interact with your mobile devices. You can plug it in to your wired in headsets or use Siri and FaceTime right through the clear touch fabric, without ever removing your phone from your pocket.  Watch a short video here or the longer form video here.

However, we didn’t stop there. Here are some key features that make the Fleece 7.0 so unique:

  • 23 innovative, purposeful pockets for are perfect for gadget lovers, travelers and photographers on the move!
  • Speaking of pocket innovations, this updated style also includes a new iPad/tablet pocket design, which adds extra security and better ergonomics when pocketing a large device.
  • The In-and-Out Pocket debuts on the Fleece 7.0, allowing you to access the interior chest pocket from the exterior of the jacket.
  • An updated eyeglass pocket with both top and zippered side access contains a cleaning chamois with a map showing each of the jacket's many pockets.
  • Since the sleeves are removable with cleverly hidden zippers, a dual-access back lumbar pocket has been included to hold them if you are wearing the Fleece 7.0 as a vest.  Oh, did we mention that the Fleece 7.0 can turn into a vest?
  • Inside, just in case you need to "show your papers" or "stow your papers" in a hurry, we have highlighted the travel documents pocket with a red zipper and a locking zipper pull, making it nearly impossible to pickpocket.  No.  Making it impossible to pickpocket (unless, perhaps, you are a really sleeper and hang your jacket in the closet).
  • Our typical level of attention to detail continues inside with a silky lining and a subtle "fractal" design comprised of our logo in shades of black and gray.  
  • Ergonomic zipper pulls make getting into your pockets easy (even with gloves).
  • Totally stealthy, the Fleece 7.0 is black with gray accents and has NO reflective piping.  And if stealth isn't your thing, it's also available in a limited edition Red version.

The Fleece 7.0 is now available for pre-order on our website and will be shipping at the end of October. This is just the beginning of many more incredible advances in the SCOTTEVEST clothing line. As the weather begins to cool down in your part of the world, things are definitely heating up at SCOTTEVEST…stay tuned!


SCOTTEVEST is one of the world’s leading travel clothing companies, and was named the #41 apparel e-commerce site in 2011 by Internet Retailer Magazine and #77 fastest growing Consumer Products & Services Companies by Inc. Magazine. SeV specializes in stylish jackets, shirts and pants with a unique hidden pockets for travelers, and a patented system of conduits and pockets for carrying, using and enjoying personal electronics. SCOTTEVEST is the first clothing company to provide a pocket for the iPad®.

Please see the embedded photos to get a better understanding of our patented pocket feature that allows you to utilize your electronic device without removing it from the pocket, keeping your hands warm at all times. Be sure to test it out for yourself on the actual garment! 


Philips Docking System DC390 for iPod, iPhone, and iPad


Product Features Retail $149.95

  • Play and charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad simultaneously, Neodymium speaker driver for rich and clear sound.
  • Digital tuning with preset stations for extra, 10W RMS total output power convenience
  • Dock any iPod/iPhone, even in its case,Auto clock synchronization with iPod/iPhone/iPad when docked,MP3 Link for portable music playback,
  • Gentle wake for a pleasant wake up. Aluminum cabinet for quality look and feel experience,
  • Play and charge your iPod/iPhone/iPad simultaneously, Neodymium speaker driver for rich and clear sound,
  • Gentle wake for a pleasant wake up ,Aluminum cabinet for quality look and feel experience,
  • Wake up to your iPod/iPhone/iPad music or radio tunes,Weekday/ weekend alarm setting to complement your lifestyle,
  • Gently wake to your favorite tunes or FM radio station with this Philips docking system for your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. The system's separate weekday/weekend alarm times, dual docking ports, and rich, powerful sound make it easy to enjoy your music and keep on schedule at the same time. Decked out in sleek aluminum casing, the Philips docking system will make a great addition to any room.

    Simultaneously dock and charge your iPod, iPhone, or iPad while listening to your favorite tunes.  Stylish design with dynamic bass and rich, clear sound. View larger.

    Philips Docking System DC390 for iPod, iPhone, and iPad
    Simultaneously Plays Music and Charges

    The Philips docking system lets you connect your iPod, iPhone, or iPad so you can wake up to your favorite music with full, clear sound. This system also automatically charges your device while it's docked--even with a case on--so you won't have to worry about running out of battery power.

    The system also has a convenient second dock so you can charge two devices at the same time and a remote control that includes all functions.

    Digital FM Tuner for Your Favorite Broadcasts

    You can easily tune in to FM radio to get your morning news, traffic reports, or other live broadcasts. Presets let you store and access your favorite stations.

    Dynamic Bass Boost Delivers Rich, Clear Sound

    The docking system packs 10 watts RMS total output power. Dynamic Bass Boost (DBB) maximizes your listening enjoyment by enhancing the low end no matter the volume setting. This is similar to "loudness" features on other systems, and allows you to get consistent, full-range sound even at low levels. Philips also lets you dial it in with preset EQ curves for different musical styles (jazz, rock, pop, and classical) so you can get the most out of your music.

    Dual Alarm Clock Settings for Weekdays and Weekends

    A dual alarm feature lets you set different alarm times for weekdays and weekends or vary the alarm settings for you and a companion.You can wake to an FM radio station or to your favorite tunes on a docked device. A gentle wake feature gradually increases volume to wake you without jarring you out of sleep.

    You can wake to an FM radio station or your favorite tunes from a docked device. A gentle wake feature gradually increases the alarm volume to wake you without jarring you out of sleep.

    Auxiliary Input Lets You Connect an MP3 Player

    The system's 3.5-millimeter jack lets you plug in MP3 players, CD players, or anything else with a line out. So if you have devices other than an iPod or iPhone, like a non-docking iPod shuffle, you can still enjoy your music over the system's speaker.

    Compatibility Information

    The Philips docking system is compatible with iPod touch 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation; iPod nano 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th generation; iPod 5th generation; iPod classic; iPod mini; iPhone; iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, and 4s; iPad and iPad 2.

    Product and Warranty Information

    The system measures 4.48 by 10.35 by 6.5 inches (H x W x D).The Philips docking system is covered by a limited one-year warranty.

    About Philips

    Philips is committed to understanding and meeting the needs and desires of its customers. This is why Philips creates cutting-edge products that are user friendly. With 60,000 registered patents, Philips is a global leader in innovation, receiving numerous international design awards every year.

    What's in the Box

    Philips docking system DC390 for iPod, iPhone, and iPad, remote control, power adapter, 3.5-millimeter stereo cable, and documentation.


Why I Might Carry a Gun
My old grandpa said to me, "Son, there comes a time in every man's life when he stops bustin' knuckles and starts bustin' caps and usually it's when he becomes too old to take an old fashioned whoopin'."

I don't carry a gun to kill people.
I carry a gun to keep from being killed.

I don't carry a gun to scare people.
I carry a gun because sometimes this world can be a scary place.

I don't carry a gun because I'm paranoid.
I carry a gun because there are real threats in the world..
I don't carry a gun because I'm evil.
I carry a gun because I have lived long enough to see the evil in the world.
I don't carry a gun because I hate the government.
I carry a gun because I understand the limitations of government..
I don't carry a gun because I'm angry.
I carry a gun so that I don't have to spend the rest of my life hating myself for failing to be prepared.
I don't carry a gun because I want to shoot someone.
I carry a gun because I want to die at a ripe old age in my bed, and not on a sidewalk somewhere tomorrow afternoon.
I don't carry a gun because I am a cowboy.
I carry a gun because, when I die and go to heaven, I want to be a  cowboy.
I don't carry a gun to make me feel like a man.
I carry a gun because men know how to take care of themselves and the ones they love.
I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate.
I carry a gun because unarmed and facing three armed thugs, I am inadequate.
I don't carry a gun because I love it.
I carry a gun because I love life and the people who make it meaningful to me.
Police protection is an oxymoron.
Free citizens must protect themselves.
Police do not protect you from crime, they usually just investigate the crime after it happens and then call someone in to clean up the mess.
Personally, I carry a gun because I'm too young to die and too old to take a whoopin'.....
author unknown (but obviously brilliant)
In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953, about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Germany  established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated.
China  established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated
Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
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Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million educated people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.
Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million. 
You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.
Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.
Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!
The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind them of this history lesson.
With guns, we are 'citizens'.  Without them, we are 'subjects'.
During WWII the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!
If you value your freedom, please spread this anti gun-control message to all of your friends. 
The purpose of fighting is to win.
There is no possible victory in defense.
The sword is more important than the shield, and skill is more important than either.
The final weapon is the brain.
All else is supplemental. 

I'm a firm believer in the 2nd Amendment!
If you are too, please forward.