Visit Paso Robles For The Ideal California Summer Vacation & Save With Exclusive Lodging Deals & Fun Packages

Paso Robles, CA (PRWEB) June 19, 2012

Summertime has finally arrived, signaling the perfect time to slow down and enjoy a much-needed vacation. Paso Robles, centrally located mid-way in California between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is a fantastic retreat with countless activities ideal for families, a romantic escape or a fun getaway with good friends. Sip on Rhone varietals and spicy Zinfandels in Californias fastest growing wine region, tee off at one of the states finest golf courses, dine on farm fresh cuisine and learn a bit of old Hollywood history at the world renowned Hearst Castle.

Below is a description of Paso Robles summer lodging specials. All specials are based upon availability. Certain blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.

For more information on attractions, dining and lodging in Paso Robles, visit http://www.travelpaso.com. For the latest news, visit http://blog.travelpaso.com.

Courtyard by Marriott Paso Robles

120 South Vine Street

Paso Robles, CA 93446

(805) 239-5501

http://www.marriott.com/sbppr

Plan a relaxing respite to the heart of Paso Robles Wine Country at the Courtyard by Marriott in Paso Robles. Ideally situated, these top-notch accommodations allow guests to take in the magic of Paso Robles without the need to venture too far from the hotel. Guestrooms come with an HD Plasma TV, mini refrigerators, in-room coffee service, a well-lit work area with ergonomic chair and complimentary high-speed Internet access. The hotel features onsite spa services, a 24-hour fitness center, a heated swimming pool and whirlpool.

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Holiday Inn Card Stacker Bryan Berg

World record Card Stacker Bryan Berg even dreams about card stacking! See the Holiday Inn Key Card Hotel he has built to celebrate reaching the 1200 hotel mark in the billion Holiday Inn relaunch
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Be Careful, It’s My Heart – Holiday Inn 1942

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin Bing Crosby at the Holiday Inn on Valentine’s Day Danced by Fred Astaire and Marjorie Reynolds
Video Rating: 4 / 5

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London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Director Danny Boyle Pays Tribute to Volunteers


(PRWEB) June 12, 2012

With 45 days to go to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games preparations have picked up a pace, and today artistic director Danny Boyle has paid tribute to the 10,000 volunteers, cast and crew rehearsing night and day to make the Opening Ceremony a success.

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There have already been 157 cast rehearsals for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony, with volunteer performers giving up their evenings and weekends to take part in 37 rehearsals at the new site in Barking & Dagenham where detailed preparations for both the Olympic Opening and Closing ceremonies are taking place.

3 Mills Studios remains the production base for the London 2012 Ceremonies Team where the prop store is currently looking to complete the production of 12,956 props and staff in the costume department are working hard to produce 23,000 costumes for all four ceremonies, including sewing 24,570 buttons onto the costumes for one of the opening sequences of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.

In the Olympic Stadium the installation will begin shortly for ceremonies lighting which includes 1,100 automated lamps, 1,000 conventional lamps, 500 LED fixtures, and 32 follow spots. This will be accompanied by a million watt sounds system using more than 500 speakers and 50 tonnes of associated sound gear.

Work has now started to install the set for the opening scene of the Ceremony, which is called Green and Pleasant. On entry to the Olympic Stadium in East London the audience will see a scene that represents a traditional and idyllic view of the British countryside.

The whole of the field of play in the Stadium will be transformed into the rolling British countryside as the London 2012 Ceremonies Team creates one of the largest sets ever built. The set will be complete with meadows, fields and rivers, and featuring families taking picnics, sport being played on the village green and farmers tilling the soil whilst real farmyard animals graze including 12 horses, 3 cows, 2 goats, 10 chickens, 10 ducks, 9 geese, 70 sheep, and 3 sheep dogs. Each of the four nations will be represented by their national flower the rose of England, the thistle of Scotland, the daffodil of Wales and flax from Northern Ireland.

Danny Boyle, London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Artistic Director, said: The Ceremony is an attempt to capture a picture of ourselves as a nation, where we have come from and where we want to be. The best part of telling that story has been working with our 10,000 volunteers. Ive been astounded by the selfless dedication of the volunteers, they are the purest embodiment of the Olympic spirit and represent the best of who we are as a nation.

Seb Coe, LOCOG Chair, said: With only 45 days to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony one of the biggest sets ever built for a show is beginning to develop in the Olympic Stadium. With a worldwide TV audience of a billion people and a cast of over 10,000 talented volunteers, Im sure that Dannys ceremony will be a fantastic celebration that will welcome the 10,500 athletes from around the world and make our nation proud.

The BBC was today officially announced as the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies Featured Film Producer, with the news that it will make two short films for the Olympic Opening Ceremony. With the title Isles of Wonder, the first film will be at the very opening of the show. The other will appear later. Other than the films, working in partnership with LOCOG, the BBC will also be offering live camera feeds into the ceremony on the night.

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London 2012 Ceremonies Stats & Facts

The Olympic Games Opening Ceremony:

The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony is titled Isles of Wonder, inspired by Shakespeares play The Tempest
The worldwide broadcast of the Ceremony will commence at 21:00 on 27 July 2012, with the pre-show starting at 20:12.
The Ceremony is predicted to be viewed live by a worldwide TV audience of over a billion people.
The Ceremony will open with the ringing of the largest harmonically-tuned bell in the world, produced by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, measuring two metres tall by three metres wide and weighing 23 tonnes.
There is 15,000 square metres of staging equivalent to 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools
A flying system that can lift 25 tonnes the same as five elephants
12,956 props, over 100 times more than a West End musical
A million watt PA system using double the amount of speakers than on the main stage at Glastonbury
Services and products provided by 93 different supplier companies
10,000 adult volunteer performers
Volunteer Performers from the NHS for a special sequence that ceelbrates Britains National Health Service
900 children aged 7-9 years and 11-13 years chosen from schools in the six host boroughs engaged in the official London 2012 Get Set education programme

For all four Ceremonies there will be:

20,000 volunteer cast members, with UK-wide auditionees from 18-90 years old, including people who watched the London 1948 Games live
23,000 costumes and a total of 12 hours of music
A combined TV audience predicted to be over four billion people
2,000 staff, crew and suppliers

The Olympic Broadcast Service (OBS) produces the live global feed of TV coverage of all the Olympic Sport and Ceremonies at London 2012 whilst the BBC is the UKs domestic rights holding broadcaster.

Contacts:

For further information please contact the London 2012 Press Office.

Find out the latest from London 2012 HQ on our blog http://www.london2012.com/blog, follow us on Twitter http://www.twitter.com/london2012 or download the Official London 2012 Join In app.

The Official London 2012 Join In app is a free mobile guide to help you plan, enjoy and share your Games experience. From the Olympic Torch Relay to the Olympics and Paralympics, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, plus all the cultural, city and community celebrations happening across the UK, the Official London 2012 Join In App is your essential companion. It is available now at app stores and at http://www.london2012.com/mobileapps/

London 2012 Games partners:

The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonalds, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners – adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.

There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsburys and two domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Suppliers, Otto Bock and Panasonic. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.







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Onsharp Awarded ChamberChoice Small Business of the Year


Fargo, ND (PRWEB) June 01, 2012

Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce presented the 2012 ChamberChoice Small Business of the Year award to Onsharp, May 17th. The FMWF Chamber announced the winners during the ChamberChoice Awards Luncheon at the Holiday Inn of Fargo.

Each year, the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce selects three finalists from the following categories: Small Business of the Year, Business of the Year, Small-Not-For-Profit of the Year, Not-For-Profit of the Year, Young Professionals Best Place to Work and Entrepreneur of the Year. There were a record-breaking number of nominees for the awards and 42 of the nominees completed applications for the honors.

The ChamberChoice finalists are chosen by a panel of independent judges from the regional business community, who evaluated accomplishments in the areas of business growth, innovation, creativity, community involvement and unique achievements relating to a specific business or industry. Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce.

This was the second consecutive year that Onsharp has been nominated for the honor. On behalf of everyone at Onsharp, Id like to thank the Chamber for selecting us as this years Small Business of the Year. We are very fortunate to have a hard-working and caring team of individuals who are passionate in their service to our clients and our community. I am very proud of our teams accomplishments and they accomplishments, and they are very deserving of this recognition, says President, Joe Sandin.

There is more information about the ChamberChoice Awards program online at http://www.FMWFChamber.com/chamberchoice.

Onsharp is an interactive agency that architects, builds, and supports web-based solutions. We’re passionate about technology, but not just because we think it’s cool. We are experts at helping businesses understand how new technologies and trends can help them meet customer demand while improving productivity. Onsharp strives to create success in the lives of all people, businesses, and communities they serve. For more information about Onsharp, please visit http://www.onsharp.com or call toll-free at 1.866.ONSHARP.







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London 2012 Announces Schoolchildren Welcome the Final Historic Coubertin Oaks to the Olympic Village


(PRWEB) May 30, 2012

Students from Get Set Network schools joined Blue Peter gardener, Chris Collins, at the Olympic and Paralympic Village to welcome the arrival of the final three Coubertin Oak trees, as enthusiasm ramps up ahead of the Games.


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52 students from Get Set Network schools and colleges were at the Village to mark the end of the Coubertin Oaks project. The project, which launched on 100 Days To Go, saw 40 oak trees planted in a ribbon between William Brookes School in Much Wenlock and the Olympic Park. The trees originated from acorns from an oak planted in 1890 during the visit of the founder of the modern Olympic Movement, Pierre de Coubertin, to the Wenlock Olympian Games.

The Coubertin Oaks, have played a monumental part in the London 2012 programme, as the project originated from the bid to host the Games. London’s vision has been described as having many parallels with Pierre De Coubertin’s own Olympic vision; placing sport and athletes at the heart of the Games, along with young people and a strong focus on culture and education. The project has also been awarded a London 2012 Inspire Mark, which recognises exceptional projects that use the Games as the inspiration to make real and lasting change.

The Get Set network of schools and colleges involved is a special community that have demonstrated a commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values, using the Games to inspire learners of all ages and abilities to get involved.

Chris Collins, the BBC’s Blue Peter gardener helped mark the completion of the project by lending an expert hand to place the oaks and educate the students on the importance of trees. Also at the event was former Paralympic athlete and Director of Paralympic Integration, Chris Holmes, as well as key figures in the project, Pam Warhurst, Chair of the Forestry Commission, Nick Fuller, Head of Education, London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) and Bill Morris, Director of Ceremonies, LOCOG.

The students were also invited for a tour of the athletes village, to see inside the apartments and visit the green lung of the Village which is based on a typical British village green.

London 2012 made a commitment to biodiversity as one of its sustainability commitments and the planting of trees is symbolic in this. The Oaks are an addition to the 2,000 semi mature trees in the Village and a further 2,000 semi mature trees in the Olympic Parklands. To add to the biodiversity commitment, the Olympic Park contains over 300,000 wetland plants and more than ten football fields worth of nectar-rich annual and perennial meadows and is the largest new urban parkland in Europe for 150 years.

Chris Collins, Blue Peter gardener, said: “The Olympic Park is a demonstration of regeneration on a mass scale. The addition of the final Coubertin Oak trees remind us of the legacy that trees create, they will outlive us all and continue to bring enjoyment for many generations to come.

Brother and sister, Ellie and Isaac James, students from William Brookes School said: We are so excited to be here at the athletes village. We have had a lot of fun with the Coubertin Oaks project and its brilliant that we can see where the trees will end up.

Bill Morris, Director of Ceremonies, Education & Live Sites, LOCOG said: Education was at the heart of Coubertins Olympic vision, and in our bid we promised to use the London 2012 Games to inspire young people. 25,000 schools across the UK have now registered with Get Set, our education programme, and over 17,000 of those schools having gone on to join the Get Set Network. Through a wide and diverse range of activities, we are delivering on our promise. Its wonderful to see young people from Get Set Network schools at the heart of todays activity and playing a key part in a truly inspiring project.

Pam Warhurst, Chair of the Forestry Comission said: “We are delighted to be part of this project that connects the 2012 Games to its origin and involves schools in a green Olympic legacy.”

The project is being delivered by London 2012, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Forestry Commission, William Brookes School, Wenlock Olympian Society, Much Wenlock Tree Forum and the Woodland Trust. The Tree Council is also providing planting support to schools and UPS are leading on logistical support.

Note: On the Olympic and Paralympic Village only FSC certified timber was used.

Notes to editors:

For further information please contact the London 2012 Press Office.

The Official London 2012 Join In app is a free mobile guide to help you plan, enjoy and share your Games experience. From the Olympic Torch Relay to the Olympics and Paralympics, the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, plus all the cultural, city and community celebrations happening across the UK, the Official London 2012 Join In App is your essential companion. It is available now at app stores and at http://www.london2012.com/mobileapps/

Get Set

Get Set is the official London 2012 education programme for schools and colleges across the UK. It provides free learning resources for 3-19 year olds to find out more about the Games and explore the Olympic Values of excellence, friendship and respect, and the Paralympic Values of determination, inspiration, courage and equality. It also offers access to exciting prizes and opportunities through participation in competitions and partner programmes. There are over 23,500 schools and colleges registered with Get Set.

The Get Set network is the London 2012 reward and recognition scheme for the active community of schools and colleges across the UK that are demonstrating a commitment to living the Olympic and Paralympic Values. Members of the network gain the right to use the London 2012 education logo, and are given priority access to the most exclusive prizes and opportunities. There are currently over 17400 members of the Get Set network. Visit http://www.london2012.com/getset for more information.

London 2012 Games partners

The Worldwide Olympic Partners who support the London 2012 Olympic Games and the National Olympic Committees around the world are Coca-Cola, Acer, Atos, Dow, GE, McDonalds, Omega, Panasonic, Procter and Gamble, Samsung and Visa.

LOCOG has seven domestic Tier One Partners – adidas, BMW, BP, British Airways, BT, EDF and Lloyds TSB. There are seven domestic Tier Two Supporters Adecco, ArcelorMittal, Cadbury, Cisco, Deloitte, Thomas Cook and UPS. There are now twenty-eight domestic Tier Three Suppliers and Providers Aggreko, Airwave, Atkins, Boston Consulting Group, CBS Outdoor, Crystal CG, Eurostar, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, G4S, GSK, Gymnova, Heathrow Airport, Heineken UK, Holiday Inn, John Lewis, McCann Worldgroup, Mondo, NATURE VALLEY, Next, Nielsen, Populous, Rapiscan Systems, Rio Tinto, Technogym, Thames Water, Ticketmaster, Trebor and Westfield.

There is one domestic Tier One Paralympic Games-only Partner, Sainsburys and two domestic Tier Three Paralympic Games-only Suppliers, Otto Bock and Panasonic. The London 2012 Paralympic Games also acknowledges the support of the National Lottery.







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