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LDM Global Announces New Senior Employees in the United States

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“At LDM Global, clients are the lifeblood of our business. In a mature market, the way that we differentiate ourselves is by truly listening to our clients and tailoring our workflows to meet their needs.”

DENVER (PRWEB) January 26, 2020
LDM Global today announced the appointment of three new senior associates in the United States. Colleen Freeman, Esq., has been named USA Director, Michael Teufel appointed as Business Development Manager, USA, and Blake Ferger named Solutions Consultant.
Freeman leads the US region for LDM Global. She has worked in the legal industry for more than 20 years as a licensed attorney and a discovery consultant. She has extensive experience consulting with Am Law 100 firms and Global Fortune 500 companies on internal investigations, civil litigation, and enforcement actions. Freeman has become a recognized expert in the field – having worked for three of the largest global eDiscovery providers in the industry. She is known for developing defensible ESI and document review protocols for complex and large-scale litigation matters. Freeman also regularly consults with clients on GDPR compliance, data privacy and cybersecurity initiatives. She offers notable experience in civil enforcement matters with a focus on health care and securities fraud. Freeman and her team were chosen by the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee to support the discovery work in the sweeping Blue Cross Blue Shield Antitrust Litigation.
“One of the most important considerations in planning for a company’s growth is understanding client needs,” Freeman said. “At LDM Global, clients are the lifeblood of our business. We always take a client-centric approach – one that addresses client pain points and helps clients to find solutions to their unique data challenges. In a mature market, the way that we differentiate ourselves is by truly listening to our clients and tailoring our workflows to meet their needs.”
Michael Teufel has been focused on bringing immense value to clients at the intersection of the law and technology for many years from his base in Portland, Oregon. He graduated from law school in Australia and has worked extensively with the legal operations function in both eDiscovery and contract management. Teufel will be responsible to provide customized solutions to clients’ specific needs.
Teufel believes in “building client relationships with genuine care and thoughtfulness. Being responsive to their immediate needs, preempting their requirements and preparedness towards that ensures there are no last-minute surprises for the client. Understanding the balance of technology, expertise and approach along with proactive solutions are the key pillars to maintaining a long-term client relationship.”
Blake Ferger was a corporate and litigation paralegal for over 10 years before moving into the world of eDiscovery and becoming a Relativity Master and Viewpoint expert. He manages eDiscovery projects from beginning to end in collaboration with attorney review teams, advising clients on custom review, analytics, and production processes. Through thoughtful consultation, he helps them implement the most efficient means for their project objectives.
“Properly deployed, current legal technologies can identify a needle in the haystack within hours or days, rather than weeks or months,” Ferger said. “It’s an immense advantage to be able to achieve that at the early assessment stage of a matter, whether it brings difficult cases to conclusion quicker, more optimal settlements or promotes a previously unknowable level of understanding of complex controversies.”
About LDM GlobalFounded in 1996, LDM Global is an information management, data solutions and litigation support firm. The company is an international provider of eDiscovery, AI Solutions, Forensics, and Managed Review to Am Law 200 law firms and Fortune 500 corporations. Clients are supported 24 hours a day, seven days a week from five secure data centers, in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Australia, and the Caribbean; operations hubs in the USA and an ISO-27001-certified Operations Center in India.

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United States Mint to Participate in Carson City Mint 150th Anniversary Celebration

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) January 24, 2020
WHAT:     Representatives from the United States Mint, the Nevada State Museum, and the State of Nevada will participate in a celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of the production of the first coin at the Carson City Mint in 1870.
The event will include the ceremonial striking of a special sesquicentennial silver medallion on the historic Coin Press 1, which was used to produce coins bearing the “CC” mint mark. A buffet lunch reception and cake cutting will round out the program.
WHO:        David Ryder, Director, United States MintSteve Sisolak, GovernorKate Marshall, Lt. GovernorMark Amodei, U.S. CongressmanZach Conine, State TreasurerRobert Crowell, Mayor, Carson City
WHEN:     Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. (PST)
WHERE:Nevada State Museum (Carson City)600 N. Carson StreetCarson City, NV 89701
United States Mint – Connecting America through Coins

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United® Real Estate Recognizes Opportunity to Support Nation’s Service Men & Women Through New VA Lending Changes

“In providing this resource we are accomplishing two important goals. First, we are delivering tremendous educational support to help our Agents achieve more success and second, we are delivering greater service levels to our country’s past, present and future service men and women,” says Rick Haase

DALLAS (PRWEB) January 23, 2020
United® Real Estate, one of the fastest growing national real estate organizations, today announced its partnership with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. The partnership allows United agents to become VA certified in VA lending practices and deepens United Real Estate’s quest to provide service excellence to service men and women across the Nation.
“In providing this resource to our Agents we are accomplishing two of our important goals. First, we are delivering tremendous educational support which will help our Agents achieve more success in their individual real estate practices and second, we are delivering greater levels of service to our country’s past, present and future service men and women,” says Rick Haase, President of United Real Estate. “We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Mutual of Omaha Mortgage in this effort. They are truly knowledge leaders in the VA lending space,” added Haase.
Starting in 2020, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 will change the dynamics of the VA lending opportunities for Active Duty, Retired, Veteran, Reserve/National Guard military members by removing the maximum loan limits and extending zero-down buying power. Currently, the VA loan limit ranges from $484,350 up to $726,525 in high balance counties. This rule effectively gives the eligible borrower unlimited buying power with no down payment requirement. The new rule also allows for an Active Duty service member who is a recipient of a purple heart to have his or her VA funding fee waived.    
“Mutual of Omaha Mortgage is so pleased at the VA’s changes which will enable more of our cherished veterans to purchase their dream homes,” expressed Jeff Gennarelli, President of Mutual of Omaha Mortgage. “We are also very excited to play a small part in helping United Real Estate achieve their goals. In a short time, we have learned the many cultural similarities between our two phenomenal brands and anticipate a long mutually beneficial relationship.”
Real estate agents interested in participating in the VA agent certification program or career opportunities with United Real Estate can visit JoinUnitedRealEstate.com or call 877-201-7640.
To learn more about United Real Estate, brokerage succession planning, brokerage valuation and sale or franchising opportunities, visit GrowWithUnited.com or call 877-201-7640.
A Closer Look at United Real Estate
United Real Estate– a division of the United Real Estate Group – was founded with the purpose of offering solutions to the challenges facing agents in the residential real estate brokerage industry. Providing the latest training, marketing and technology tools to both agents and brokers under a 100-percent commission strategy, United Real Estate makes it more profitable for an agent to sell real estate and for real estate brokers to leverage a complete system to better grow a successful, thriving real estate brokerage. Named as a “frontrunner” in the real estate industry in 2013, “part of the next generation of real estate brokers” in 2014 by the Swanepoel TRENDS Report, as well as being listed in the “Power 200 Most Influential” from 2015-2019 by Swanepoel Power 200. United Real Estate has more than 85 offices and over 4,900 agents. Through a worldwide franchise solution, United continues to rapidly expand and was named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing private companies in 2015-2019, Entrepreneur 2018 Franchise 500® – Ranked in Top 100 New Franchises, Top Franchises and Top Brands. Driven by an unwavering commitment to giving back, a pillar of United’s core values and guiding principles, United Real Estate is proud to support and partner with Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, as United’s charity of choice.

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As Seasonal Weather Grips Much of the United States, Winter’s Most Alluring Getaways Revealed by Leisure Advisors from Ovation Travel Group

One of the best times of year to get away in any year is in its first three months. Not only does traveling at this time of year provide a welcome break from cold and snow, but it is also low season throughout much of the world. That in turn means less crowds and better value.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 22, 2020
With winter doldrums setting in, more travelers are seeking both quick and lengthier getaways this year, according to Ovation Travel Group – one of the largest independently owned travel management and luxury leisure travel companies headquartered in the US. Today, Ovation unveiled some of the top destinations its leisure advisors are recommending. While the most highly recommended destination is St. Barts, which offers a close-to-United States respite from the cold in the Caribbean, Ovation advisors’ recommendations span the globe.
“One of the best times of year to get away in any year is in its first three months. Not only does traveling at this time of year provide a welcome break from cold and snow, but it is also low season throughout much of the world. That in turn means less crowds and better value,” explained Paul Metselaar, CEO and Chairman of Ovation Travel Group.
“We recently asked our luxury leisure travel advisors for the destinations they recommend to clients seeking a reprieve from wintry weather,” noted Gina Gabbard, Senior Vice President of Leisure and Independent Advisors. “The hands-down favorite winter getaway among Ovation’s expert advisors is the French hot spot, Saint-Barthélemy Island, or St. Barts, where beloved properties like the fabled Eden Roc have not only reopened, but they are better than ever. Not only is the journey from the United States relatively easy, but it offers a level of sophistication, elegance and exclusivity unmatched throughout the rest of the Caribbean.”
St. Barts and the Caribbean“St. Barts is very happening in the winter, yet has the laid-back island vibe that sets the tone for definitive relaxation,” stated Jill Fischbarg, Luxury Travel Consultant for Ovation. “During our cold months, the sun shines and the beaches and restaurants are lively with music, sunseekers and great food. Offering a number of chic hotels, beautiful beaches, fun shops and a variety of restaurants, St. Barts is the ultimate setting to unwind and be playful.”
Limor Decter, Luxury Travel Advisor and Concierge with Ovation agrees, “The chic French island is back – St. Barts is better than ever with newly renovated hotels, stunning beaches, world-class shopping and a festive club scene set on this lush tropical island.”
Also extolling the virtues of St. Barts – and other Caribbean destinations – is Andrew Steinberg, Luxury Travel Concierge for Modern Travel, Inc. an affiliate of Ovation Travel Group. “The Caribbean is always a great spot in the winter to get a dose of Vitamin D and soak in the healing waters of the sea. St. Barts is at the top of the list since it has the beauty and soul of the Caribbean as done by the French with great food and shopping.” He added, “Grenada is really coming on with the new Silver Sands resort, and all eyes are looking toward the reopened Rosewood’s Little Dix Bay (Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands), which is getting many inquiries.”
Domestic Destinations: From California to CharlestonAlso close to home, Ovation leisure advisors named their picks for top winter getaways across the United States, including Malibu and Napa in California, as well as Charleston, South Carolina.
“After the holidays, a wellness vacation is a great time to reset your mind and body by placing your New Year’s resolutions in motion,” explained Fischbarg. “The Ranch at Malibu incorporates physical and mental health, plant-based cuisine and its life-changing program. Hiking, fitness, wellness and spa opportunities transform your body and energy in the winter. It’s a great place to visit on your own, with a friend or a significant other.”
“Napa is a mecca for food and wine with stunning scenery, mild weather and world-class resorts – an ideal place to visit in the Golden State,” said Decter, who also offered, “Southern hospitality coupled with sunny skies and sumptuous cuisine make charming Charleston a wonderful place to visit and escape the winter blues.”
Off Southern Europe’s Beaten Path: Portugal and Italy’s DolomitesOvation advisors shared two special places that are not overrun with tourists, even during summer months in ways that much of the rest of Europe is: Portugal and the Dolomites in Italy.
“This year, I find myself recommending sunny Portugal to my clients over and over again,” noted Denese Senno, Luxury Travel Advisor with Ovation. “Portugal is an incredible value and has so much to offer. The temperatures are mild and the food and wine are just off the charts! Being a small country, it’s possible to visit several regions even in just one week. There is much to explore: the Moorish and Roman history of Lisbon, the Port cellars and fish markets in the vibrant city of Porto and the vineyards and stunning landscape of the Douro Valley. Portugal also offers hiking, biking and horseback riding while staying at an authentic farmhouse in the Alentejo Region or sampling traditional fish and seafood dishes while exploring secluded islands in the Algarve, all without the summer crowds.”
“For a winter getaway that embraces the snowy season, look no further than the Italian Dolomites. Located just two hours from Verona, the Dolomites offer the perfect destination for skiers of all levels and those who enjoy après ski, too,” noted Lauren Shook, Travel Concierge for The Stein Collective, an affiliate of Ovation Travel Group. “A true winter wonderland, the Dolomites offer world-class adventure activities paired with a glorious setting. From local farm-to-table restaurants and many Michelin-star offerings, travelers can experience Northern Italian cooking in a whole new way. The Dolomites, the cushy cousin to the Alps, are gaining in popularity thanks to the area’s first luxury wellness resort, Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti. The resort is situated in the Madonna di Campiglio ski region and is comprised of a 50,000 square foot spa – one of the largest in the region. The majestic backdrop of snowcapped peaks makes the Dolomites and this eco-friendly, hillside retreat a top winter escape!”
Ultimate Winter Getaways: South Africa and the MaldivesFor those who have more time for a completely relaxed winter getaway, Ovation advisor Jill Fischbarg also recommends two far-flung destinations that are more than worth the time it takes to travel to them.
“January through March is a great time to visit South Africa, especially with United Airlines’ new seasonal nonstop flight from Newark to Cape Town. The weather is great and South Africa offers many activities from active to cultural adventures,” Fischbarg stated. “Though Kruger National Park can be hot, it is a year-round destination and safari rates and space are better after the December holidays.”
“The Maldives is the ultimate winter escape with over-water bungalows, pristine beaches and that deserted island feel. The Maldives offer complete relaxation and the sense of being away from it all,” noted Fischbarg. “The weather is dry and sunny from January through March, making it an ideal time to visit.”
For counsel and assistance with luxury getaways and vacations around the world, travelers are invited to tap into the expertise of Ovation Travel Group’s experienced advisors by calling 800.977.5893 or emailing vacations@ovationtravel.com. Ovation’s luxury leisure travel division is also inviting independent advisors to learn how to qualify for its program by visiting https://www.ovationtravel.com/become-an-independent.
About OvationOvation Travel Group, whose flagship brand, Lawyers Travel, began operations 35 years ago, is one of the largest independently owned travel companies headquartered in the US. Ovation is a $1.4 billion travel company with travel consultants in more than 30 locations throughout the United States and the United Kingdom. Ovation is committed to providing exceptional service and unforgettable luxury leisure travel experiences for its clientele. Its trusted advisors act as a one-stop shop source for the best value and candid, personalized advice. From traditional getaways to exotic adventures, Ovation’s leisure travel consultants develop the right vacation experiences for its clients year-round. For more information, please visit https://www.ovationtravel.com.

Shine United Launches New Website For Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Shine United Launches New Website For Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

The site looks absolutely outstanding and represents a great leap forward for RMEF and our work.

MADISON, Wis. (PRWEB) January 21, 2020
Shine United is thrilled to announce the launch of a new website for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF).
The new RMEF website is part of a creative overhaul for the not-for-profit conservation organization that seeks to ensure the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and the American hunting heritage. Most recently, Shine revealed an updated logo along with a new brand identity for the RMEF. The logo and identity give the brand a more contemporary look and feel – which ultimately will more effectively connect with a new generation of conservationists.
“From a brand positioning standpoint, the new site is a better reflection of who the RMEF is today. More importantly, however, the site’s advanced functionality will more effectively connect individuals to the RMEF – allowing it to continue to be a leader in conservation and the outdoor industry,” said Chris Sprangers, Shine’s Director of Outdoor Brands. “This will be a game changer. As an elk hunter and RMEF member, it’s exciting to see such a storied brand continue to push forward.”
Since its inception in 2001, Shine United has been revered for its bold brand evolutions, innovative marketing strategies and breakthrough creative executions. Shine has received much acclaim for its work for outdoor brands, as well as work done in the healthcare, active sport and food and restaurant categories. Shine’s portfolio includes work for Harley-Davidson, Mizuno Running, UW Health, Big Ass Fans and Amazon.com.
“The site looks absolutely outstanding and represents a great leap forward for RMEF and our work,” said Kyle Weaver, Chief Executive Officer at RMEF.
“As a group of outdoor enthusiasts, it is extremely rewarding for Shine United to be able to work with clients committed to the conservation of our natural resources and wildlife habitat,” said Mike Kriefski, Shine United’s President and Executive Creative Director. “As a hunter, outdoorsman and RMEF member, I could not be prouder of our partnership with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.”
About the Rocky Mountain Elk FoundationFounded more than 35 years ago, fueled by hunters and a membership of nearly 235,000 strong, RMEF has conserved more than 7.7 million acres for elk and other wildlife. RMEF also works to open and improve public access, fund and advocate for science-based resource management, and ensure the future of America’s hunting heritage. Discover why “Hunting Is Conservation™” at http://www.rmef.org or 800-CALL ELK.
About Shine UnitedShine United is a $51 million advertising, design and interactive agency located in Madison, Wisconsin. The privately held company’s client roster includes national consumer brands such as Harley-Davidson, Wisconsin Cheese, GORE-TEX, Amazon.com, UW Health, Quartz Health Solutions, Veridian Homes and LaCrosse Footwear. Shine is an environment where creativity, brilliance and teamwork are allowed to flourish – part of the reason we have been included in the best places to work in America by Outside Magazine the past seven years. Learn more at ShineUnited.com. Shine On.

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United Precision Products appoints HC Pacific as Inventory Distribution Partner

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (PRWEB) January 19, 2020
United Precision Products (UPP), a leading manufacturer of aerospace fasteners and related engine parts has appointed HC Pacific as their distribution partner. For more than 70 years United Precision Products has been committed to manufacturing high-quality, precision-made fasteners and related hardware, and specialty machined parts for commercial, general aviation and defense agencies.
“HC Pacific is honored to announce our partnership with United Precision Products on their material distribution program”, said Andrew Pramschufer, President at HC Pacific. “United Precision Products has an extensive and proven product portfolio of high quality, cost competitive products that have been used in the market for over seven decades.”
Paul Bukowski, Director of Operations and Business Development of United Precision Products commented, “We are excited to partner with HC Pacific as their classic distribution model facilitates same-day product shipments to our worldwide customer base across all sectors in the aerospace marketplace.”
About HC PacificHC Pacific is a leading global distributor of products and provider of innovative supply chain optimization services for over 49 years. Since our inception in 1971, HC Pacific has been a one stop source for specialty raw materials, precision fasteners, electronic hardware and components/ line replacement units for various aerospace applications. For more information, please visit http://www.hcpacific.com
About United Precision ProductsUnited Precision Products manufactures a wide range of aerospace fasteners and related hardware for use with engines that serve into the Defense, Commercial and General Aviation industries. United Precision Products’ Proprietary Process Review Optimization Program (PROP) brings manufacturing, engineering and quality together to realize manufacturing efficiencies, lowering cost and locking in quality. For more information please visit https://uppci.com/

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United States Mint Launches New Online Education Game “Map Mania”

Mint Coin Collecting Ambassadors

WASHINGTON (PRWEB) January 16, 2020
The United States Mint (Mint) launched its newest educational game “Map Mania.” This game teaches U.S. geography, helping students to learn the 50 states, state capitals, and state trivia based on the America the Beautiful Quarters® and 50 State Quarters Programs.
Map Mania is one of 12 free online educational games on the Mint’s Kids Site, which was recently named a finalist for the Best Public Education Website in the International Association of Currency Affairs (IACA) Excellence in Currency 2019 Coin Awards.
Other games include:
Gold Rush: Pan for gold while learning historical facts about the Gold Rush in San Francisco.
Plinky’s Presidential Challenge: Learn the order of the U.S. presidents.
Textile Tales: Explore the textile industry during the Industrial Revolution.
Hoop and Darts: Throw darts at a hoop in this traditional Native American game.
Peter the Eagle’s Coin Drop: Deliver liberty loans by flying a WWI-era plane.
Coin Memory Match: Match the designs of quarters featuring U.S. national parks.
Making Change: Design your own coin while learning about the parts of a coin.
Word Quest: Search for coin-related terms in eight different online word puzzles.
Space Supply: Deliver critical supplies to space colonies across the solar system.
Coin Flip: Unlock new and classic coins while learning about probability and percentages.
Counting with Coins: Identify coins and solve basic math problems in a grocery store setting.
The Mint’s Kids Site also features a digital library of U.S. coins and coin programs, educational videos, 100+ free printable coin coloring pages, and hundreds of free online K-12 lesson plans. To request free educational resources, email education.outreach@usmint.treas.gov.
About the United States MintCongress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873. As the Nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, the Mint is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce. The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.
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Donald Jack Wright's New Book 'My Vietnam Story and Service in the United States Marines' Shares a Former Soldier's Service During the Vietnam War

Recent release ‘My Vietnam Story and Service in the United States Marines’ from Covenant Books author Donald Jack Wright is an evoking true account of the author’s duty as a soldier in the Vietnam War.
Press Release – updated: Jan 13, 2020 06:00 EST

AXTON, Va., January 13, 2020 (Newswire.com) – Donald Jack Wright, a Vietnam War veteran awarded with the Purple Heart by the Department of Veterans Affairs, has completed his new book, “My Vietnam Story and Service in the United States Marines”: a stirring autobiography of the author’s life as a soldier servicing in the Vietnam War.
Donald writes, “Throughout my service in South Vietnam from September 20, 1968, until October 20, 1969, as a member of Alpha Company 1/7 1st Marine Division, I was engaged in many battles. I do not clearly recall exactly how many I participated in. Several of the battles which I remember well and had lasting impressions on me are included in this book. Those are Operation Mead River, Operation Lynn River, Tet Offensive Season, Operation Oklahoma Hills, and The Memorial Day Weekend Battle of 1969. In addition to the battles, our company was in many other conflicts, operations, rescue missions, and security details.”
Published by Covenant Books of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, Donald Jack Wright’s new book inspires an appreciation for soldiers for their unbound sacrifice and dedication to their county and people.
This book exudes willpower, courage, and faith in times of conflict that truly are a soldier’s resolve.
Readers can purchase “My Vietnam Story and Service in the United States Marines” at bookstores everywhere or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, or Barnes and Noble.
Covenant Books is an international Christian owned and operated publishing house based in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Covenant Books specializes in all genres of work which appeal to the Christian market. For additional information or media inquiries, contact Covenant Books at 843-507-8373.
Source: Covenant Books