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Utah is proud to introduce the “Now and Never Parties”

Many Utahan’s have been looking for opportunities like this for quite some time. The opportunity has come and you’re invited to come and be part of the party! Different entertainment, locations, food, and themes each time: you’ll never be bored with Now or Never Parties. Sometimes it will be more formal dining, other times a more casual experience. Regardless of the party, it will be a night to remember and take advantage of.

In Provo UT. at 6 p.m. on the 13th of April 2012 our readers of our magazine, our fans, and our ticket holders are invited to a one of a kind of exclusive invitation only party. Our Now or Never party. There will be lots of Food, Fun, Gifts, Entertainment and more. Seats are very limited.

The public is invited – Non readers of the magazine, new fans, and current non ticket holders can go to our “Now and Never Party” page below to try to obtain tickets on a first come first serve basis. Tickets are $50.00 plus fees. Good for (2) guests per ticket. Each guest receives a gift bag of up to a $40.00 value.

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About the Now or Never Parties
It’s easy for so many of us talk about “One day, I will do….” or “Someday I’m going to….”. We believe in living and enjoying life and in doing it NOW. Chances are, if we don’t take advantage and do what our “Someday” items are NOW, they will NEVER come around. What are your “Somedays?” How bad do you really want to do them? Come party with us and we’ll help you define, realize,enjoy life, and for a lucky few guests, get some of those “Somedays” done. Our parties are hosted by Connect & Eatz Magazine! Go check it out on Facebook!

We give you intimate entertainment in smaller groups at your favorite local restaurants and venues. From music, to featured artists, and sometimes even comedy: we bring you the party you’ve been waiting for! A food enthusiast dream: a night to expand your palate and help shape the restaurant menu. Our guests have the opportunity to try new items and decide which ones your local restaurants should feature.

Keep a look-out on our wall and event page to see when the next parties are coming up and sign up here on our FB page, https://www.facebook.com/NowRNeverParty or on our website. http://www.connectandeatzfb.com

To learn even more about the various parties, sponsor and the magazine itself feel free to visit our new larger site opening this week, and our facebook page at the links below.

http://connectandeatzmag.com Our new up and coming magazine/sponsor web site. Also visit our Magazine Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/connectandeatzmag We are very passionate about living life as you will be able to see.

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Jackpot Games Nominated for Prestigious e-Gaming Review Award

Jackpot Games Ltd announced today that it has been shortlisted for the One to Watch award from the online gaming magazine, E-Gaming Review, after the publication released the list of candidates on the 20 th October.

The Malta-based online casino launched in April this year and is home to over 90 instant play casino games. Its candidature for the highly valued accolade demonstrates the appeal the brand has and the company’s plans for the coming months and 2011. Jackpot Games CEO, Ramon Azzopardi, highlighted this by commenting:

“Jackpot Games has come a long way quickly, and has no intentions of resting on a solid start. The company roadmap for 2011 demonstrates that we are prepared to not onlyinvest but to innovate to secure the company’s position and to bring the Jackpot Games level of experience and service to new markets. It is this combination that no doubt played a large part in our nomination.”

The casino is preparing to broadcastmultiple live casinogames to its TV channel, Sky Channel 860 as well as simultaneously to its website. Integral to this project, and firmly part of the roadmap, is a mobile betting platform that will allow players to playvia mobile phones– plus a unique offering of RNG mobile casino gamesthat will also cater for multiplayer experience all set to launch early next year.

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Cinema Paradiso Helps Parents Survive the School Holidays

Every parent dreads the cry of ‘I’m Bored!’ Keeping kids entertained during the school holidays can be tricky not to mention expensive, especially if the weather is unkind. One option is to buy some new DVD’s for the kids to watch, but the trouble is that once a film has been watched is quickly gets put on the shelf and forgotten about.

Cinema Paradiso Helps Parents Survive the School Holidays

The solution to this is finding a good quality DVD rental service. This enables you to have access to a massive DVD library containing the very latest releases. Cinema Paradiso is offering a great deal on rental DVDs that is sure to keep kids entertained.

Parents can sign up with Cinema Paradiso and get access to the very latest films on DVD and Blu-Ray. Subscriptions allow differing amounts of simultaneous rentals and range from 2 a month to an unlimited number.

Kids love the surprise of seeing which film arrives in the post. Parents can hire the latest releases such as Up through to classics like Snow White.

Cinema Paradiso knows the fun of renting a great children’s film doesn’t stop when the film ends. There are lots of ways parents can use a good film to encourage creative play. After watching a film children can:

  • Draw or paint a picture of their favourite character.

  • Make a costume and dress up as one of the characters.

  • Act out scenes from the movie.

  • Make models based in the film.

  • Cook food featured in the film. (Who could resist cooking ratatouille after watching the Disney film Ratatouille?)

  • Try drawing their own cartoon characters.

  • Sing the songs from the movie.

For older children films are a sneaky way to introduce them to famous authors such as Dickens, Austen and Shakespeare. Many teenagers find English Literature boring, but watching a great film adaptation can really spark their interest.

Teenagers will enjoy having friend round to watch a blockbuster movie. Cinema Paradiso has an excellent range of Blu-ray and DVDs for the ultimate movie experience.

Cinema Paradiso has much more to offer than just blockbuster films. The whole family can join in with interactive DVDs such as the X Factor DVD game. Parents can also browse through the collection of documentaries. Children with inquisitive minds can learn if chilli powder really repels sharks in ‘Mythbusters: Jaws Special’. Cinema Paradiso’s rental DVDs also include guitar, drumming and dance tutorials. There are also sport and music rental DVDs available.

So sign up for a Cinema Paradiso DVD rentals service today and get ready for the school holidays. Unused DVD rentals roll over to the following month with Cinema Paradiso and there is always a free trial available so you can see how well the service works.

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Histrionics, Hysterectomies And Hilarity – The NEW Comedy Shrine Ladies Night Show Delivers It All!

Women in the Arts Month has another reason to celebrate with the hilarious premiere of – Read Between the Panty Lines: The secrets women keep in their drawers. Created and Directed by Mary Olivieri, Comedy Shrine main-stager, creator of the hugely successful “The Spew”, and veteran of stage and screen, brings together a cast of brilliantly trained improvisational actresses from in and around Chicago for a performance you won’t soon forget.

Histrionics, Hysterectomies And Hilarity - The NEW Comedy Shrine Ladies Night Show Delivers It All!

Read Between the Panty Lines is based on audience suggestions and real diary entries from women all over the world. For every young girl who keeps a diary, to every woman who did, (and had to relive it when she found them in that box in her basement,) Panty Lines is at once a poignant parody of the painful years of growing up a girl, and a side-splitting exploration of the life-changing moments that as grown women, we’d just as soon forget.

Celebrate Women in the Arts month with The Comedy Shrine’s Ladies Night – it’s a perfect night – for Mom’s and their daughters and for the young girls that still live in us all.

Read Between the Panty Lines: The secrets women keep in their drawers opens Thursday, March 11, 2010 and will run every Thursday in March and April. Curtain 8p.m. Tickets are $20 for Adults, $15 for Students. Contact The Comedy Shrine at 630.355.2844 for more information today!

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Nedplay Acquired by 32Red Online Casino

32Red is today pleased to announce that Nedplay casino becomes part of the award-winning gaming operator’s group of casinos. The acquisition of the Nedplay casino, including the player database, Internet domains and Intellectual Property by 32Red, means that players at the Nedplay casino now enjoy the same high level of service and support, and exciting promotions as players at the Company’s other two casinos, 32Red and Dash.

Nedplay Acquired by 32Red Online Casino

CEO of 32Red, Ed Ware, commented:

“We are pleased to have the Nedplay Casino join our group and look forward to delivering the same high standards we apply across our existing operations to the Nedplay Casino”.

The acquisition comes after the flagship casino,32Red, following six years of successiveBest Casino awards, is named Casino of the Decade by industry watchdog and player advocacy site, Casinomeister. Ware added:

“Nedplay players join 32Red at a time when our efforts over the past 7 years have accumulated in our receiving the first ever Casino of the Decade accolade. They can now look forward to the same award-winning service and online casino experience 32Red regulars have enjoyed since the casino’s launch in 2002.”

The Nedplay brand continues for the time being with 32Red due to assess future plans over the coming weeks. Players with approved pending withdrawals that are outstanding should expect payment from 32Red shortly. Likewise any outstanding Affiliate Partner payments will be settled in the short-term.

32Red Plc – listed on the AIM of the London Stock Exchange (Ticker: TTR) – recently announced a positive end to trading in H2 2009, with gaming revenue up 19% on the first half of the same year and a 23% increase in player recruitment numbers from 2008. The addition of Nedplay will strengthen the company’s presence in the gaming sector for 2010 and is further positive news following the upbeat trading update.

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Bingo! The Price Is Right For Virgin Games

Virgin Games are delighted to announce the launch of their latest bingo game, based on the classic TV show ‘The Price is Right.’ This exciting 25 line slot game comes complete with 3 fantastic bonus features as well as a big wheel to make winnings go even further.

Winners will be offered the choice of either a cash prize or V-Points, which can be used across a wide range of Virgin products. This new gaming product will compliment a host of new titles which are being added to Virgin Bingo portfolio in the coming months.

A spokesperson for Virgin Games commented on the launch of their latest slot game by saying:

“The Price is Right is the latest addition to our popular bingo offering and will further enhance the site’s popularity with gamers across the U.K and abroad.”

Continued: “The game will appeal, not only to those who are familiar with the TV show, but also those who are looking to win serious cash prizes and V Points, which we believe offer some of the best incentives of any online gaming site.”

To find out more about this, and other Bingo games, visit:http://www.virgingames.com/bingo/

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Sky Awards LivePerson Online Business Partner Of The Year Accolade

LivePerson, Inc., a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice, has announced that it has been awarded the Online Business Partner of the Year award by British Sky Broadcasting (BSKYB), operator of the United Kingdom’s largest digital pay television platform and fastest growing broadband provider. The award was presented during BSkyB’s annual SKY Awards ceremony in November, at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales.

A major annual event, BSkyB’s Shine Sky Awards ceremony recognises vendors and partners who have contributed to the company’s continued growth and success across its various sales channels. Over 2500 companies were nominated across 12 different categories, with 50 being shortlisted to receive a potential award. In order to be shortlisted for the Online Business Partner of the Year Award, the partner must have delivered the strongest planning, sales, analysis, optimisation and innovation for the company’s online sales channel.

For Sky Online, LivePerson’s intelligent, real-time engagement solution proactively targets the right visitor with the right message at the right time in order to maximize incremental sales opportunities. The LivePerson solution is a key element of Sky’s conversion rate improvement and online sales strategy.

“We are pleased to recognize the LivePerson team for surpassing online business expectations in 2009,” said John Orriss, Sky’s Director of Customer Growth and Sales. “The Liveperson programme is key to our efforts to continually optimise customer journeys and online conversion as such this award is well deserved.”

“It’s an honour to be recognized by BSkyB as the partner who contributed most to their online sales performance over the past year,” said LivePerson CEO, Robert LoCascio. “I am proud that we were able to deliver such dramatic results for BSkyB’s online sales channel and look forward to continued success with the company’s online initiatives in the future.”

About LivePerson
LivePerson is a provider of online engagement solutions that facilitate real-time assistance and expert advice. Connecting businesses and experts with consumers seeking help on the Web, LivePerson’s hosted software platform creates more relevant, compelling and personalized online experiences. Every month, LivePerson’s intelligent platform helps millions of people succeed online. More than 8,000 companies, including EarthLink, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, Qwest, and Verizon, rely on LivePerson to maximize the impact of the online channel. LivePerson is headquartered in New York City.

About Sky TV
Sky is the UK’s leading entertainment and communications company, operating the most comprehensive multi-channel television service. Over 9.4 million homes – a third of households across the UK and Ireland – enjoy the entertainment, movies, news and sports channels. In delivering entertainment through the TV, PC and mobile, customers have more control and flexibility over what, how and when they watch. Almost 5.5 million customers now choose Sky+, Sky’s digital video recorder, to record and store their favourite programmes and 1.3 million enjoy the picture and sound quality of Sky+HD, which offers 35 dedicated HD channels. Sky is also the UK’s fastest growing broadband and fixed-telephony provider with over 2.2 million customers taking Sky Broadband and over 1.8 million customers taking Sky Talk.

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DVD Rental Companies Cashing In On The Economic Crisis

When times get hard people look for savings and cheaper forms of entertainment. Research shows that television sales and home cinema equipment have bucked the current trends.

As people opt to watch more films rather that go for an expensive night out, DVD rentals companies have stepped up and offer a very cheap way to watch the latest blockbusters.

There are lots of things to bear in mind when choosing a DVD rental company. Primarily you will need to decide on a plan to suit you. Most plans are based on tiered options allowing a maximum allocation of discs per month and the number that can be simultaneously rented at one time.

There are no late fees and you can keep the discs as long as you want to all the while you have a current membership.

Delivery of the discs is usually done by post or courier, and Cinema Paradiso send out their disks by 1st class postage ensuring that there is a minimum of delay between your rentals.

Cinema Paradiso have a massive library of over 65,000 title including the latest and greatest films, including many minority interest, specialist and niche titles. Blu-Ray rentals are also provided and offer a cheap way into the world of high definition entertainment.

A film rental service such as Cinema Paradiso is very easy to use.

Each member (separate family member lists can also be included in your membership) maintains a list of titles to see and the discs are dispatched as soon as they are available in accordance with your membership plan.

Some people may ask what happens if you choose a box set or movie collection. The policy at Cinema Paradiso is to send the discs out in box set order avoiding the problem of watching the discs out of sequence.

Cinema Paradiso have invested a lot of time and effort ensuring their site is easy to use and packed with handy features. Members get to rate and review the films making it even easier to select a great film.

Cinema Paradiso are offering a rollover of unused DVD rental allocations. So if you have a 3 discs per month contract and you only borrow 1 disc, the remaining 2 discs will rollover to the following month allowing you to rent a total of 5 discs. Many people use this to cover school holidays and breaks where they tend to watch more films.

Here are a few comments f r o m happy Cinema Paradiso customers.

“I used to be with Amazon before I changed to you, best thing I ever did!” -Bruce f r o m Grantham

“I am leaving the country sorry but your service was and is fantastic!!!!!” -Robert f r o m Cambridge

I wanted to say a big thank you for your wonderful service,this is such an excellent DVD club. The films barring strikes have always been on time and in excellent quality. I recommend you to all my friends and family and you should be proud of having such a brilliant club.” -Margo f r o m Norwich

Cinema Paradiso are currently offering a free starter trial period for all new members providing a risk free means to see what all of the excitement is about. Visit www.cinemaparadiso.co.uk for more information and to see the DVD/Blu-Ray rental packages on offer.

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Turner Broadcasting Has Launched A Free Online Game Creator On Cartoon Network Based On Its Number One Boys’ Franchise Ben 10

Turner Broadcasting has launched a free online game creator on Cartoon Network based on its number one boys’ franchise Ben 10.

Ben 10: Alien Force Game Creator enables kids across the UK to build professional looking online games and share their work in the Game Creator online community.

Turner Broadcasting Has Launched A Free Online Game Creator On Cartoon Network Based On Its Number One Boys' Franchise Ben 10

To date, Game Creator has generated more than 20 million game plays and seen more than 50,000 games created since a soft launch on Cartoon Network’s website in October. Following its impressive UK debut, the Turner-created game is rolling out across 12 European territories.

Ben 10: Alien Force Game Creator is Cartoon Network’s first online game to incorporate user-generated content, and allows users to select everything f r o m the game environment, to the heroes, the villains, obstacles and the game objective. Tiles and selected objects are then drawn onto a grid, creating a platform-style game that the creator must be able to complete in order to upload to Cartoon Network.

The top 200 games will feature on Cartoon Network’s fully moderated kid’s games area on the website, and games can be played, shared and rated by all visitors to the site. New content will appear on the site daily and visitors can browse for new games by hero, game type or favourite game creator.

Caroline Casey, director of Digital Development at Turner Broadcasting, EMEA said: “As the number one boys’ brand in the UK, the Ben 10: Alien Force Game Creator adds a new dimension to the way kids can engage with their favourite hero online. The character association clearly makes this game very special, but what stands it apart is that it’s so easy to use, and that kids are making stuff for kids. The phenomenal launch stats attest to Game Creator’s immense usability and playability.”

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Gamersyndrome.com Releases New Vendor Discounts And Prizes

Looking for a website that gives back? GamerSyndrome.com is a video game community that offers a fresh new perspective of the gaming world that includes news, reviews and unique approach to community interaction.

GamerSyndrome.com has just released its latest list of new vendor sponsors for our new community promotion feature to provide our users with a unique reward system and special vendor discounts. We are currently giving away some excellent prizes like t-shirts and watches in a monthly random draw eligible to all of our registered users.

This means that by just signing up to our site, you receive the opportunity to win free gaming gear. Not only are we giving away free promotional items, when you become a member of the GamerSyndrome community you gain access to our members only discount page. This exclusive discount page provides all our members with an extensive list of vendors who support our website by offering exclusive discounts. These discount codes are unique to our site and are only available to members of our gaming community.

Some of our newest promotional sponsors, Splitreason.com, Phosphorwatches.com, and Tokyoflash.com offer a wide selection of unique and stylish lifestyle products designed specifically for gamers. These shirts, watches, and other awesome items will be given away to our users in our monthly draws and exclusive discount codes for these vendors are also available on the member’s page.

For more information please visit http://gamersyndrome.com

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Sky Invites You To Host Your Own Sky+HD Party

Sky is giving Sky+HD customers the chance to share their high definition TV experience with their friends by hosting their very own Sky+HD Party.

Each party host will be given one complimentary film to watch in stunning high definition from a choice of three new movie releases from Sky Box Office HD (worth £3.91) and a £10 M&S voucher to help kick off the party.

To qualify for the offer, party hosts need to set up their Sky+HD Party and invite three or more friends who must accept their online invitations by 5pm on 17th November. Friends must be over 18 and cannot be members of the same household.

The Sky+HD Party hosts and their guests will get closer to the explosive action of a Hollywood blockbuster with the sharper detail and clearer quality sound of high definition.

Sky+HD customers are given a choice of three films – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, The Hangover or Angels and Demons – shown exclusively from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th December. Customers hosting their own Sky+HD Party will also be able to watch Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or The Hangover the same week as their DVD and Blu-Ray release. The Sky+HD Party offer is subject to availability and limited to the first 10,000 parties.

Sky+ HD Party offer is subject to availability and limited to the first 10,000 parties. Subscribers can receive one screening of their chosen film on the day they decide to host their party. The friends invited must not be members of the same household and must be over 18. The host needs to be an existing Sky+HD customer to participate in the offer and only Sky+HD customers whose HD viewing card went active before 4th November 2009 are eligible for this offer. All friends must accept their invitations online by 5pm on 17 November and the parties will need to take place on one day between Friday 11th and Sunday 13th of December 2009.

Further terms and conditions can be found on www.sky.com/hdparty

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32Red Online Casino Short-Listed for Casino Operator of the Year 2009

32Red Online Casino has been announced as a nominee for eGaming Review’s Casino Operator of the Year award for 2009. This follows the success earlier in the year for the Gibraltar-based online casino when it was announced as the winner of Casinomeister’s Best Casino title for an unprecedented sixth consecutive year.

The award-winning gaming operator was delighted to hear the news from eGaming Review. Company CEO, Ed Ware, highlighted that this nomination was further vindication for the casino’s long-held philosophy that the player experience, transparency and support come first.

“We launched 32Red in 2002 and immediately set about changing preconceptions of the online gaming industry, setting up a framework where players enjoy top casino games, bonuses and a fair and honest playing environment. Our nomination demonstrates the importance of these qualities to the gaming industry and these are elements we plan to build on indefinitely.”

32Red’s candidacy follows a year of flux in the industry caused by the global economy, with 32Red adapting to the changing times positively through an extensive and ongoing television advertising campaign, as well as sponsoring the CocaCola Football League Championship side, Swansea City AFC. The result has been elevated recruitment figures (as released in Q1 results for 2009), lending Ware to add, “More and more players are enjoying what 32Red has to offer and we’re positive, that come the year end of year, we’ll be in a stronger position than ever”.

32Red Online Casino is a certified member of eCOGRA – gaming industry watchdog – which monitors payout percentages and the entire casino operation to ensure a fair experience for players. Additionally, 32Red are based and licensed in the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar – a widely respected gaming jurisdiction. Although UK facing, the online casino has an international player base, with multi-lingual and currency support available.

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Australian Dollars Now Accepted at 32Red Online Casino

32Red Online Casino has announced that Australian players can now play in their home currency of Australian Dollars, further opening up the Australian market to 32Red’s award-winning casino service.

All players can now opt to play in Australian Dollars and enjoy the Best Casino award-winner’s many banking methods, including NETeller, Moneybookers and credit and debit card systems. As an official Barclays Merchant, Australian Dollar players can also be assured of quick and secure deposits and withdrawals at 32Red.

The Gibraltar-based online casino has a large international and Australian player base, despite being largely UK facing. Head of marketing for 32Red, Mark Quayle, said “With over 250 online pokies in our casino, as well as hundreds of other casino game classics, the addition of Australian Dollars was a natural development to our global growth.” Adding, “Our Australian players are attracted to our reputation for delivering top casino games and bonuses in a trusted playing environment. I’m sure the addition of their local currency will be welcomed.”

This news comes off the back of 32Red’s nomination for eGaming Review’s Casino Operator of the Year award for 2009, marking a good year all round for the casino having retained the Best Casino title in February, enjoyed unprecedented recruitment figures and a successful television advertising campaign.

32Red Plc CEO, Ed Ware, commented, “The introduction of Australian Dollars to our online casino shows 32Red’s commitment to all our players and is a measure of how we listen to their needs.” Ware added that player currency is an important factor in the company’s obligation to promote responsible gaming, “Allowing players to play in their home currency lends them an increased awareness of spend and budget, which is in line with our commitment to ensure players enjoy our casino responsibly.”

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Sky Movies Announces Free Weekend Pass

Sky Movies has announced a weekend of free movies allowing all Sky TV customers to watch premium Sky Movies content, free of charge f r o m 6pm on Friday the 30 October until 6am on Monday the 2 November.

Sky Movies Screen 1 and Screen 1 HD will be available for the duration of the weekend giving all Sky TV subscribers the chance to watch their favourite movies uninterrupted, unedited and all in glorious high definition.

The Free Weekend Pass will allow viewers to watch a selection of current Sky Movies favourites such as Atonement, Enchanted and The Incredible Hulk as well as all time classics like The Usual Suspects, The Godfather and Sleepless in Seattle. All the movies in the weekend will be available in both standard and high definition.

Ian Lewis, director of Sky Movies, said: “We want to show Sky TV subscribers what a fantastic variety of films we have on Sky Movies. The line-up for the weekend is great and shows what an extensive breadth of content we have on the channel.”

As well as the films Sky Movies will screen a selection of exclusive interviews with some of Hollywood’s hottest names including Ricky Gervais and Jim Carrey; viewers will also be able to watch the first two episodes f r o m  Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season Two.

F r o m 26 October, the Sky Movies HD service will have a total of 10 HD channels available, showing more HD film content than any other UK broadcaster.

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32Red Online Casino Reported Two Successive Jackpot Winners Over The Weekend Of The 9th October

The Gibraltar-based gaming firm reported that the two player’s winnings totalled nearly £80,000 from the online slot and video poker games.

The first jackpot was struck at the 32Red Online Casino, with the winning player spinning and winning on the Lots of Loot slot machine reels. The single jackpot triggering spin on the game’s 5 reels and 25 paylines meant the player, who lives in Germany, saw £31,663.05 enter her account immediately. The second jackpot win came just 13 hours later at 32Red’s sister casino, Dash, with the video poker machine, Jackpot Deuces. The resultant royal diamond flush hand landed the Canadian player £29,342.16.

32Red Online Casino’s Operations Director, Pat Harrison, commented: “We’re always delighted to see big jackpot winners at 32Red and to have two in short succession is great news. We’d like to further extend our congratulations to both the players here and wish them the best of luck at 32Red in the future.”

The news comes after one player at 32Red Online Casino won five Cash Splash jackpots in less than one year, prompting Harrison to add: “Jackpots are hit frequently, but after an unprecedented five jackpot wins in one year from one player and having already produced 2 online millionaires, and now this…I think we’re getting a reputation as the lucky online casino.”

Progressive jackpot games are variants of big casino game favourites. They operate as normal and can be played instantly by those familiar with them, but each is connected to jackpots that grow as the games are played. They continue to build and are unlimited until triggered by certain winning combinations or certain successive wins, at which point the jackpots are reset to a guaranteed minimum amount. Lots a Loot now has a £13,000+ jackpot while Jackpot Deuces boasts a £27,000+ prize.

Both 32Red Online Casino and Dash Casino have 15 progressive jackpot games available to play, including the record-breaking Mega Moolah, which earlier in the year saw one player win a record £6 million. Currently just over £1 million can be won from the world’s biggest slot jackpot.

Further information and news can be found at the 32Red blog.

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Sky+HD Reveals The Science Behind Movie Tears

A new study by Sky+HD and Professor Kim A. Bard from the University of Portsmouth has revealed the science behind why movies have us reaching the tissues.

Through identifying the key factors which set tears rolling, Professor Bard can now unveil the top ten movie tearjerkers of all time with ‘Beaches’ taking the top spot and explain how watching them in more detail in high definition can make us cry even more.

Professor Bard, a psychologist at the Centre of the Study of Emotion at the University of Portsmouth, analysed a selection of movies in both HD and standard definition identifying four key triggers that set lips quivering and eyes streaming. These include how often the characters wept (Tear Count), the overall sadness of the movie (Sadness Index) and the underlying positive message of the film (Inspirational Index), all moderated by the degree of happiness experienced (Happy Highs). Her study also revealed how, when used in the right combination, these elements can produce an intensive emotional experience and that is intensified even further when movies are watched in high definition.

Professor Bard said: “Watching tearjerkers in high definition is more emotive than standard viewing because with high definition the actions of the face associated with sadness and with teariness are much more clearly evident.

“This ranges f r o m the very subtle drawing in and downward movements of the inner eyebrows and the glistening of tears, to the more obvious full crying face. In high definition, each teardrop as well as the tracks of tears streaming down the face are more visible, engendering sadness and even tears in ourselves through the dual process of facial mimicry, where we mimic the character’s expression on our own face, leading to emotion contagion, where we feel the associated emotion to the expression being mimicked.”

Beaches came out at the top of the survey followed closely by The Colour Purple, Schindler’s List and Philadelphia.

Michelle Golding f r o m Sky+HD said: “There’s no better way to watch a movie at home than in high definition. Sky+HD doesn’t just make images clearer, it makes the whole experience more intense.”

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Free Lottery Checker Tool

Lottery.co.uk, the most popular independent lottery web site in the UK, has launched a brand new Lottery Checker tool that enables players to check their tickets faster and more conveniently than ever before. Since the launch of the National Lottery in the UK in 1994, players have missed out on prizes worth millions of pounds by failing to meet the 180 days claim deadline, and it is hoped that the new Lottery Checker will help to reduce the number of unclaimed prizes in the future.

The new Lottery Checker tool is easy to use because it presents the player with a new visual interface that shows the lottery numbers 1 to 49. The player simply clicks on the six numbers that they would like to check and once more on a Check My Ticket button. A new screen then appears that shows the player exactly how many of their numbers have been matched in previous draws.

The most recent draw is displayed first, but the player can scroll down to see the lottery results for the last six months. Results are limited to the last six months because winning tickets for lottery draws that took place before that will no longer be valid for claims purposes. Any winning draw is highlighted so the player can quickly identify the size of prize that has been won.

Many lottery players are in the habit of entering the same set of numbers repeatedly, and to make life even easier for those players, Lottery.co.uk offers a free Automatic Ticket Checker service. This allows players to enter any set of numbers that they want to keep track of (or several sets of numbers if they play several tickets) and provides access to a customised results screen whenever they log into the free service. Once the initial settings have been saved, this Automatic Ticket Checker makes it possible to check several dozen tickets in just as little time as it takes to check one.

In addition to the main checker for the Lotto game, there are similar Lottery Checker tools at Lottery.co.uk for those who play the EuroMillions, Thunderball or Daily Play games. These work in exactly the same way as the main checker, and allow all lottery players in the UK to benefit from the free Lottery Checker service no matter which game they play.

Sam Weren, spokesman for Lottery.co.uk said: “The number of lottery players who miss out on prizes every year is staggering, so if our new Lottery Checker tool and Automatic Ticket Checker service helps to lower that figure by even a handful, it will have been well worth introducing. The ability to check not just one line but multiple sets of numbers will obviously be of use to individual lottery players, but it also makes the Lottery Checker an indispensible tool for lottery syndicates as well.”

The Lottery Checker tool and Automatic Ticket Checker service are both live at Lottery.co.uk and are provided free of charge for anyone who wants to use them.

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Toronto Wedding Services

Welcome To Surround Sound DJ entertainment Toronto’s Exclusive High-Energy Entertainment. If your reading this then you have oready found us. The hard party is over in the next few minutes you will read what we are all about and how we can work together plan, create and execute a perfect celebration for your Wedding so sit back relax and enjoy. At Surround Sound DJ we understand how much planning and preparation goes in to creating a flawless event and is true definition of a disc jockey. Will make sure your Wedding is one you will never forget. Armed with the industry premiere Lighting top sound and lighting gear. What ever you desire we are every step of the way to make sure what you are looking for.

One of the more joyous occasions for anyone in their lives is to celebrate their wedding day in the beautiful season of spring, summer or fall. There are those individuals who elect to have their wedding in the winter, however, if you choose to get married in a city like Toronto and have a wedding in Toronto, then doing it in the dead of winter, i.e. January, February and March, you are going to have a challenge to be able to really get the most of the weather with pictures, travel and many other services for your wedding day celebration.

A wedding in Toronto can be an incredible event. There are many opportunities to have wedding companies provide you with the best in wedding services that will make your wedding day in Toronto a success. Such wedding services include: wedding photography services, wedding DJ services, wedding limousine services, ordering a wedding cake, choosing the perfect banquet hall for your reception and many more. With so many companies to choose from, you have the best chance to make your wedding day in Toronto truly memorable. Some of the key wedding services include, wedding videography, wedding limo services and wedding DJ services.

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Unique Text-Based RPG Advances Through Beta Phase

New text-based MMORPG browser-based game, Whiskey Mountain Wars, today releases details of expanded, and additional features to the latest game f r o m KIKO Games, Canada. The highlight of which is the addition of true turn-based player versus player battles within a text strategy game. This feature is a unique aspect within text-based role playing game’s (RPG).

Whiskey Mountain Wars is an online game based on the whiskey running of the 1970’s. If you ever wanted to become a whiskey runner but cannot afford the jail time for bootleg whiskey, now is the chance to do it safely in the comfort of your own home.

Among the updated and new features added to the game, it includes:

Player versus player (PVP) solo battles – Players can challenge other players to battle in the new PVP Arena, The Scrappin’ Yard. Players may choose to accept or deny the challenge. Prior to battle, players pay a small arena booking fee with in-game currency (shiny’s). The winner will earn experience but the player’s willpower is not affected.

Players may now s e t default weaponry, equipment and clothing; freeing the player f r o m having to s e t those features each and every time players enter a run down quest.

A new feature called Whiskey Running enables players to transport and bootleg their illicit whiskey at various locations. The amount of whiskey the player can carry varies throughout the game based on the type of vehicle the players owns, limiting the amount of money players can earn for each whiskey run.

A new Trading Post has been upgraded and expanded to include an Arms Dealer for purchasing in-game weapons, a Pawn Shop to sell items for in-game money, and a Whiskey Wicket where players can sell whiskey for income. A General store has been added allowing players to purchase game coins to further enhance game play.

Recent tutorial upgrades allow new players to be guided through the game allowing the player to quickly learn how to play. The first five levels of the game include the tutorial and provide added bonuses if the player completes the tutorial.

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Sky Songs – A New Online Music Service

Sky has announced the launch of Sky Songs, a new online music service that offers users access to over four million tracks available to download or stream online.

Every track featured in Sky Songs is available via unlimited online streaming and as mp3 files that can be downloaded and stored and used on any mp3 compatible device. The service, which launches on the 19th October 2009, will be available to any consumer in the UK with an active broadband connection.

Sky Songs includes new release and back catalogue material from EMI, Sony Music Entertainment UK, Warner Music UK and Universal Music Group, plus a range of independent labels and distributors – including the Beggars Group (representing 4AD, Rough Trade, Matador and XL Recordings), PIAS Entertainment Group (representing over 100 leading independent labels), The Orchard, IODA and VidZone Digital Media. Sky Songs is licensed by PRS for Music in the UK.

Sky Songs offers users unlimited music streaming, plus download-to-own tracks and albums. Customers can also purchase additional music on a per-track or per-album basis.

Mike Darcey, Sky’s Chief Operating Officer, comments: “Our music partners bring an outstanding catalogue and unrivalled expertise that complements Sky’s strengths in content distribution. Sky Songs will reach out to consumers who want legitimate digital services offering choice, ease of use and great value. Offering legal access to digital music is a vital step in combating illegal downloading.

To celebrate the launch, all Sky broadband customers who access the site will receive a free downloadable album.

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