Christmas Present Ideas Range For 2012 Launched By Paramount Zone

With economic times still being tough, who have been selling fun gadgets and cool Christmas present ideas online for over a decade have focussed on providing the most fun and innovative gadgets and toys for the best possible prices in their 2012 Christmas gift range.

James Morris, Managing Director of the company, said:
“More than ever, and particularly online, customers are looking for great products at the lowest possible prices, and that is what we have been focussing on for our latest range of over 50 new products. You can spend £50 with us and get a variety of fun and innovative Christmas gift ideas.”

One of the more expensive Christmas gift ideas is our latest Turbo Drone Quad copter that at £50 is around 30% of what other similar products are being sold at.

At the lower end of the price spectrum you can buy a USB cup warmer for under £5, which makes the perfect stocking filler or secret Santa gift idea. The mini alcohol breath tester is also under £5, a great gadget for the Christmas party season.

For under £10 you can buy the Music hat (iHat) which is an innovative winter hat with in built speakers that is the perfect gift for any teenager.

One of the best Christmas presents for kids is our screaming flying monkey toy (£4.99) or the awesome magic rainbow projector at only £12.99.

Fun Christmas gifts for her include the Tap style shower radio and Hangover kit that both come in at under £5.

As well as a huge range of great value Christmas presents for men and all the family, aim to give a very high level of customer service.

Delivery options include next day delivery within the UK, as well as worldwide options.

Visit for the full range of Christmas presents for 2012.

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U.S. Troops Get A Free Call From Santa Claus To Send Home has created a special Free Call From Santa this year for U.S troops around the world. We wanted to support or troops away from their loved ones and we created a program where U.S. service men and women can login from anywhere in the world to create and send a free personalized call from Santa to their children or loved ones in the United States., is renowned for their authentic letters from Santa, and this year we created the authentic Santa voice that only Santa himself could have done. Our Santa rehearsed and mastered over 2,000 of the most popular names in the United States, so all our troops have to do is select the name, answer a few questions about their child or loved one and choose the date and time you want Santa to call. There is absolutely no purchase required. Listen to our Free Call From Santa example and schedule your Free Call From Santa today. is an A+ accredited Better Business Bureau (BBB) business and has been for four straight years.

At, we’re always looking for ways to add to the excitement of our personalized letters from Santa, and this year we have decided to add a Free call From Santa Claus to each order too.

Imagine being stationed in Afghanistan, Germany, Korea or anywhere in the world, and your child or loved one receives your letter from Santa Claus, and on top of that, on Christmas Day, a Free personal call from Santa. You’ll have to bring in reinforcement to contain the excitement. “My daughter was absolutely thrilled when she got her personalized call from Santa” – Misty Gruber, Georgia.

If you are concerned about your online safety from anywhere in the world, don’t be, website is safe and secure (certified digicert / TRUSTe security assurance). It is also a family friendly site with high quality personalized Letters From Santa and many free personalized Santa gifts, and package from Santa carries a 60-day money back guarantee.

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“UNDROPPABLE” High School Tour MA, CT, NYC, PA, MI, IL, IA, KS, OH

‘Undroppable’ Announces High School Election Tour The ‘Undroppable’ producing team of Scooter Braun, Adam McKay, Jason Pollock, and Sharon Chang today announced their upcoming Undroppable Election Tour, beginning in Los Angeles on October 24 and going through Election Day.

Filmmaker Jason Pollock, the creator of ‘Undroppable,’ will be touring 14 high schools in 10 states for the final two weeks leading up to Election Day. His hour- long presentation to students in auditoriums and gymnasiums across the country is comprised of a speech, ‘Undroppable’ videos clips, as well as a panel discussion with local and state leaders.

“The main message of this tour is that education is important,” said Pollock. “Most high school students can’t vote this year, but they need to know what’s going on just as much as everyone else.”

The ‘Undroppable’ team will continue their social media campaign on Youtube, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook throughout the upcoming tour. The campaign has already been featured in Time Magazine and USA Today. ‘Undroppable’ has also received tweets from pop star Justin Bieber, as well as U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.

“Our team is very proud of how quickly ‘Undroppable’ has grown. Regardless of who is in office, education is vitally important” said Scooter Braun, who represents pop stars including Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted, Cody Simpson, and Gangnam Style creator, Psy.

The ‘Undroppable’ Election Tour is a non-partisan event and will be filmed for an upcoming feature documentary that Pollock is currently directing and writing. The film is scheduled to be completed mid-2013.

“Education is such an important issue in this election cycle. This tour is a perfect way to keep this topic in the public eye as much as possible. Pollock’s energy and devotion to this project have been incredible,” said Adam McKay, writer and director of such hit films as Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys.

‘Undroppable’ has also partnered with the Get Schooled Foundation in order to film in five high schools that are a part of the Get Schooled network. Get Schooled is affiliated with MTV-Viacom and the Gates Foundation. This month, Get Schooled launched their attendance challenge in 200+ schools nationwide.


Oct 24th – La Causa Youthbuild Charter School, Los Angeles, CA
October 26th – New Bedford High School, New Bedford, MA
October 27th – Bridgeport High Schools, Bridgeport, CT
October 28th – NYC PRESS DAY
October 29th – Palumbo Academy, Philadelphia, PA
October 30th – Edsel Ford High School, Dearborn, MI
Dearborn Magnet High School
Truman High School, Taylor, MI
October 31st – Starr Commonwealth School, Albion, MI
Bloomingdale High School, Bloomingdale, MI
November 1st – Collins Academy. Chicago, IL
November 2nd – East High School, Des Moines, IA
November 3rd – Highland Park High School,Topeka, KS
November 5th – Dohn Community High School, Cincinnati, OH
November 6th – ELECTION DAY, Cincinnati, OH

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EcoCard popular amongst online gambling enthusiasts

An increasing amount of players at Royal Vegas are using EcoCard to manage their online gambling funds. This trend is seen not only in regular, loyal players, but also in a growing number of players who are new to the casino.

As people gravitate towards a more digital lifestyle, the use of so-called WebWallets in general is increasing, and EcoCard is by far one of the more popular deposit and withdrawal options. This is for a number of reasons.

Firstly, new players are rewarded for using EcoCard to make their first deposit – they will be able to claim an additional deposit match bonus, over and above their new player bonus of 1,200. This offer is a clear reason for the amount of new players depositing.

However, existing players continue to use EcoCard due to its ease-of-use, low-fee structure, and the exceptional technological procedures in place to protect the safety of all transactions a player makes.

The safety of players’ personal information and transactional information is of utmost importance to Royal Casino, and as such, it is considered the casino’s top priority. EcoCard makes use of 128-bit digital encryption technology of the highest standard, and is trusted by thousands of people worldwide for any of their online banking transactions.

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Royal Vegas UK Online Casino’s Spooktober promotion flies into its final week

The Spooktober promotion’s final week presents an accumulator slots tournament, Hot Spots for free spin prizes and even more treats on Black Cat Bonus Day.

It’s the final week of Spooktober and Royal Vegas UK Online Casino has taken the month-long Halloween promotion up a notch to finish it off with a flourish. From 23 to 31 October, the casino will be presenting the SUPERCASH slot tournament. The jackpot starts at $3,000, but the more people play in the tournament, the bigger the jackpot grows.

While Royal Vegas players may get a thrill from watching the jackpot climb as the week draws to a close, naturally not everyone can win the jackpot. To make the week more exciting for players further down the Leaderboard, Royal Vegas UK has created 50 Leaderboard Hot Spots. The players who finish the tournament on one of these Hot Spot positions will each win 25 free dpins on The Twisted Circus, one of the casino’s quirky new slot games.

The Hot Spot positions are listed in the Promotions section of the casino software. When players click on the Spooktober banner’s More info button, they will find an explanation of the SUPERCASH tournament, as well as the 50 Hot Spot positions.

In addition to the accumulator tournament and the Free Spins Hot Spot give-away, there is also a Black Cat Bonus day in Spooktober this week. On one day during the week, players will be able to earn extra Rewards points, but the actual day is shrouded in secrecy. Players who would like the extra bonus should keep an eye on the UK online casino lobby, so they don’t miss out.

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Top winners at Platinum Play Australia and other Fortune Lounge online casinos

As a proud member of the Fortune Lounge group of online casinos, Platinum Play Australia have passed on its congratulations to a host of players who won at the Group’s casinos last week.

The week’s biggest winner in the past week was Zamal K who won a combined amount of over $110,000 while playing the Big Slot, Burning Desire and Gold Factory pokies games. There was also a video poker winner; Tsuyoshi S won $10,000 while playing All Aces Video poker.

With more than 500 games available to Platinum Play Australia players, especially giving them more reason to play pokies, there is never a dull moment at this popular online casino. Players can choose from reel and video slots, baccarat, roulette, blackjack and video poker. There are also the wildly popular progressive games that have jackpots that can grow into the millions.

Every game on offer at Platinum Play Australia is expertly crafted with cutting-edge sounds and graphics. There are games that have other-worldy themes, while others stick to the classic casino atmosphere that many casino players know and love. Whatever the players tastes, there is a game and a jackpot for them.

Platinum Play Casino Online also offers new players with a real money account a 1,500 free bets welcome bonus, no deposit required. Then, when they do make their first deposit they will get a 100% deposit match bonus up to 200.

With so much on offer and so many games to win on it makes sense that Platinum Play Online Casino Australia is one of the fastest growing trusted online casinos out there, and more winners are set to be announced.

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21Nova gives users an impressive range of games, attractive promotions, an easy to use format and top customer care to guarantee a safe and rewarding experience of playing a casino online.

With so many opportunities to play at a casino online, 21Nova provides a comprehensive and attractive package. The extensive online games collection is presented in an easy to use format, dividing games into simple categories. These include card and table games, slots, blackjack, roulette, arcade games and poker. Each option guarantees an enjoyable playing experience thanks to top of the range animation and sound. Among the available opportunities is a selection of live games, which are at the very cutting edge of online gaming.

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Rocksmith to revolutionise karaoke parties for budding rock stars, say

In the next stage in evolution of guitar games such as Guitar Hero™, Rocksmith is expected to take the world by storm with its combination of authentic guitar techniques and killer soundtracks making it an ideal way for budding rock stars to strut their stuff, replacing the karaoke microphone for a Rickenbacker.

While karaoke parties are still incredibly popular to host with friends and family, this new generation of musical entertainment is expected to sweep the nation, with an appeal to newbies and experts alike, says Mark Heaton, of

“Whether it’s a fun-filled birthday, a long-awaited hen night or an impromptu night in with friends, for years karaoke has filled the void for wannabee pop stars across the world,” he said.

“But for those who have always wanted to be in a band, Rocksmith is a great way for friends to get together and rock out to their favourite hits.

“Whether it’s a riff from the Rolling Stones or a high note by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the ability to practice songs and play venues gives people a real sense of achievement in a way karaoke has never managed to grasp.”

A number of leading guitarists were invited to Gibson Guitar Studio in London to trial Rocksmith and ascertain whether it could really develop guitar playing technique. The general consensus was encouraging, with many believing the game to be a genuinely innovative way of introducing people into guitar music.

The UK’s leading online fancy dress retailer, All Fancy Dress has a number of novelty rock star outfits that would be the ideal accompaniment to any Rocksmith party with friends, with costumes modelled on greats such as Freddie Mercury, Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper.

Rocksmith is now available to buy across Europe following its release on September 28th and is available on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

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Lara Croft is still a firm favourite at Platinum Play Australia Online Casino

It seems Lara Croft, the character brought to life by Angelina Jolie in the Tomb Raider film, will never lose her appeal, especially among online casino players. For a number of years, this online pokies has fought off stiff competition from an ever-increasing range of games at Platinum Play AustraliaOnline Casino to remain one of the most popular slots in the casino.

Tomb Raider is a five-reel, 15-payline video slot with a maximum jackpot of 112,500 in the Free Spins feature, thanks to a 3x Multiplier. This game was one of the first to combine a Free Spins feature, typical of Australian pokies games, with a typically American second screen bonus feature, giving players the best of both.

Tomb Raider was the first game to allow players to win their entry into the bonus screen through the Free Spins feature. This feature takes players to an underground tomb that contains 12 idols. Players can choose three, four or five of them, depending on the combinations that allowed them access to the feature. Naturally each idol bears a hidden gift.

Tomb Raider was released by Microgaming in 2004, and almost immediately took the online gambling world by storm. It’s held its position as one of the most popular games online for eight years – no mean feat in this rapidly changing digital environment.

Clearly good features, an action-packed theme, generous jackpots, and an unforgettable main character are the secret ingredients to long-lasting game popularity. Lara Croft has charisma in bundles, which has certainly helped Tomb Raider maintain its status as one of casino players’ favourite games of all time.

The hot games of the week at Royal Vegas Australia

It’s creature week at Royal VegasAustralia Casino: four animal-themed games have made it onto the Hot List this week.

They say dogs are man’s best friends, but this week, they’re especially good for online casino players. The Spike’s Nite Out online pokies is one of the hot games at Royal VegasCasinos Online this week, but other animals are hot on Spike’s tail.

The hot games at the online casino are the ones that are most popular for that week, getting the most player action, and paying out the most in winnings. Naturally, this list varies from week to week, but players who catch the games while they are hot could see a boost in their casino winnings.

Some weeks, themes emerge completely randomly. This week, animals rule, with Spike’s Nite Out, Money Mad Monkey, Zany Zebra and Golden Goose Totem Treasure making it onto the Hot List. Other games on the list include Power Spins – Atomic 8s, Alaxe in Zombieland and Santa’s Wild Ride.

Cold games, on the other hand, are games that haven’t been played as much, or haven’t paid out in a while – which could mean they are ready to increase the heat. Cold games atRoyal Vegas this week include Great Griffin, Hot Ink, Love Potion, Jewels of the Orient, The Adventures of Galactic Gopher, Lucky Eggsplorer and Prime Property.

This week’s cold game could be next week’s hot one! It doesn’t take much for Golden Goose to trade positions with Lucky Eggsplorer, and a stroke of luck and some big wins could see a switch in position. Players who would like to try their hand at heating up the reels can find all these games and more at Royal Vegas.

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Platinum Play UK Online Casino offers the best bonuses

Many online casinos offer bonuses to new players, but Platinum Play UK Online Casino’s bonuses are among the best.

One of the advantages of online gambling over land-based casinos is their ability to give generous bonuses to their players. Naturally, not all casinos offer the same bonuses, but a little research shows that Platinum Play UK Online Casino offers some of the best bonuses available online.

Many casinos offer the bonuses to entice players to sign up and the players may only receive the bonus once they have made a deposit. At Platinum Play UK players get 1,500 (GBP Pounds for British players) in casino credits upfront, before they’ve deposited. Players simply need to register an account to get this bonus, and once they have received it, they have 24 hours to play as many games as they like. Players can also keep any winnings, up to 100, which is an unusual feature for online casinos to offer.

Each new player will receive a 100% deposit match bonus, up to 200, on his/her first deposit. The minimum purchase is 20, so if players keep this percentage-based bonus in mind, they would do well to make a bigger purchase upfront to take advantage of the bonus.

Many casinos online offer bonuses to attract players, but few offer so much upfront, with so little required from their players. This casino has the confidence to allow people to try out its games upfront, and still rewards them when they do make their first deposit. This combination makes the Platinum Play UK Online Casino and its welcome bonus one of the best available.

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7 Ways to Get Boys to Read

Many studies show there is a big gender gap among children when it comes to reading, and it’s growing at an alarming rate.

According to a recent report from the Center on Education Policy, substantially more boys than girls score below the proficiency level on the annual National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test.

The report also shows the gender gap exists in every socioeconomic and ethnic category, including the children of white, college-educated parents.

“The good news is we’ve started to pay more attention to this problem and fortunately there are plenty of good ideas for solving it,” says L. A. Miller, author of the science-fiction and fantasy YA book series the Quests of Shadowind, which includes “Sky Shifter,” “The Grounding Stone,” and “Veil.”

Quests of Shadowind is the story of a group of kids who are abducted to an alien world called Shadowind, which is inhabited by ghostly creatures, cyborg animals, and virtual humans—a land where anything is possible, including being downloaded into a cryptic, evil, role-playing game. In order to survive, the teens band together as they search for a way back home. Ultimately they must battle a sinister cyber lord for a powerful weapon that could destroy the universe.

Mr. Miller believes “kids, especially boys, will read more if we cater to their lifestyles, interests, and concerns. After all this is a generation focused on smartphones, games, the Internet, and social networking, and they show a lot of precocity and independence.”

Last year First Lady Michelle Obama joined Education Secretary Arne Duncan and celebrities at the Library of Congress to kick off Read Across America Day.

“In our house we read all the time,” Mrs. Obama said at the event. “President Obama is called the ‘fact guy’ because he reads all the time.”

“It’s obvious that it’s parents’ responsibility to encourage their children to read more, and that means getting involved themselves. They cannot try to make their kids read while Mom and Dad are watching television or cruising on the computer,” says L. A. Miller. “If you want children to read, as a parent you should do the same and be a role model.”

Here are some ways to make boys and girls read more:

* Take them regularly to libraries
* Take them regularly to bookstores
* Steer kids to books based on their interests
* Let them choose their own books
* Be a role model–make sure you read too
* Read together
* Schedule daily reading times (e.g., 30 minutes per day)

“Parents and schools need to take the reading deficiency problem more seriously. Reading is a very necessary and important thing in children’s lives,” says L. A. Miller.

L.A. Miller has been writing for more than forty years. His backgrounds in science fiction, astronomy, technology, and classic literature inform his work, which has included novels, short stories and music. He is the owner of Wood n Nails Music and lives in Las Cruces, New Mexico, with his wife and two dogs. He is the author of the Quests of Shadowind series, which include “Sky Shifter,” “The Grounding Stone,” and “Veil.”

For more information contact L.A. Miller at or

“Sky Shifter,” “The Grounding Stone,” and “Veil” are available and

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