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Star-Filled ANTI-ABORTION Film Launches Kickstarter Campaign

The script for THE LIFE ZONE PART 2 is ready, the Hollywood cast is set, and the location selected. The only thing missing is the film’s budget and that's where crowdfunding comes into play. Kenneth Del Vecchio – an acclaimed filmmaker of 20+ movies that star several Academy Award and Emmy winners and nominees, best-selling author, and former Judge – has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the film’s funding through ANTI-ABORTION supporters. THE LIFE ZONE PART 2 is the star-filled sequel to its highly provocative predecessor, The Life Zone The Life Zone, distributed through Screen Media Films and NBC/Universal, was a groundbreaking film – as the first Hollywood-cast movie to head-on send a PRO-LIFE message. It’s method in doing so attracted hundreds of thousands of media reports, blogger attacks, and even resulted in Del Vecchio’s life being threatened. What was all the controversy about? The Life Zone – starring Robert Loggia (Academy Award nominee; Scarface), Lindsey Haun (“True Blood”), Martin Kove (The Karate Kid), Angela Little (American Pie Bandcamp), and Blanche Baker (Emmy winner; Sixteen Candles) – follows three women who have been kidnapped from abortion clinics and held for seven months, up until they all give birth. Cutting right down the middle of the hotly debated issue, The Life Zone examines the topic of abortion from both sides but, as The Los Angeles Times reports, The Life Zone is “a psychological thriller bringing an emphatically anti-abortion slant to the hot-button issue. “The Colbert Report” adds, “Just like all great horror films, Del Vecchio’s movie has a shocking twist.” And The Daily Beast headlined with “The Life Zone has caused an uproar”. THE LIFE ZONE PART 2 will pick up where the first film left off, with continued emphasis on life—and with enough twists and turns to keep audiences glued to their seats. Here’s what happens: Those who held the women have been arrested, admitting to their deeds. They have been brought to trial, and now the jury deliberates their fate. The kidnappers had video-taped the entire seven months that the women were held. In essence, during the trial the jurors had something presented to them that is so rare in the criminal justice system: they were able to watch the entire alleged crime as it unfolded…And what they ultimately learned – and will discuss in their deliberations – is that everyone involved in The Life Zone (even two of the supposed kidnapped women) were conspirators in the alleged offense…Only one woman had actually been kidnapped…All the others were caught and tried…But did they actually commit a crime by holding this one woman for seven months – and saving the baby’s life?... All jurors immediately vote guilty—except one…What ensues is a jury room battle, where the lone juror tries to convince the others that no crime has been committed. That life was preserved and that there would be no justice in convicting those who held her. It’s a daunting task because the others believe that the law is cut and dry. There was indeed a kidnapping…But is holding one against her will – in order to save another’s life - actually a crime? THE LIFE ZONE PART 2 examines this incredibly divisive issue…And, of course, there is a shocking twist ending. Both films have a singular critical goal: to help end abortion, the greatest evil facing the world today. The films’ writer/producer Kenneth Del Vecchio has stated, “We don’t believe that pro-choice individuals are evil; the vast majority are just misguided. People often equate legality with morality. When something is legal, people believe it is okay. But abortion is as wrong as it gets. Hollywood and filmmakers haven’t – at all – met their obligation to produce pro-life movies; in fact, there are close to zero who have embraced this side of the topic. I’m not afraid of the brush back from the masses in Hollywood who disagree with me or the fanatics.”

Insider's Kickstarter Book Project, "Fixing Fashion: Beyond Rana Plaza" Seeks Crowdfunding Support to Impact Apparel Industry Practices

The staggering loss of life which splashed across social media, television screens and print publications mere hours after the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory complex in Savar, Bangladesh in April 2013 shocked the world.

ATM Cards in Austria - New Report Available

LogoCash continued as the main form of payment in Austria in 2013, accounting for 81% of total consumer payment transactions. Consumers tend to withdraw cash at ATMs, a service which is usually not subject to any extra fees inside the Eurozone when done with a debit card or a classic ATM card.

"Australia Real Estate Report Q2 2014" Is Now Available at Fast Market Research

LogoRecent years have seen Australia's commercial real estate sector emerge as an attractive destination for capital investment in light of the increased risks in the mining sector. However, in 2014, the country's worsening macroeconomic climate is expected to weigh on demand for commercial real estate space, with rising unemployment and a slowing consumer sector driving vacancy rates upwards in the office and retail sectors in particular. A lack of high-grade industrial real estate has seen demand for low quality assets grow as buyers look to acquire plots for residential development.

New Report Available: Chile Paylater Cards: Market Update

LogoThis report is the result of Timetric's extensive market research covering the paylater cards market in Chile. It contains detailed data on market dynamics along with latest industry happenings, industry players in Chile. "Chile Paylater Cards: Market Update" provides a top-level overview and detailed insight into the operating environment of the paylater cards market in Chile. It is an essential tool for companies active across Chile paylater cards value chain and for new players considering to enter the market.

New Market Research Report: Mobile Phones in Germany

LogoIn 2013, two major trends defined the mobile phone market in Germany; on the one hand, societal and demographic developments drive sales and penetration of mobile phones in general, constantly changing the ratio between households with fixed-line phones and those with mobile phones only in favour of mobile phones, and on the other hand, more and more people are convinced of the benefits and advantages of smartphones and thus are switching to those instead of feature phones. Introducing...

Qatar Energy Drinks Category Profile 2013 - New Market Report

LogoSynopsis A competitively priced comprehensive overview of the Energy Drinks market.

New Report Available: Oils and Fats in Uzbekistan

LogoIn the past year, the number of Uzbek TV channels increased (from main 5 old "O'zbekiston, Yoshlar, Sport, NTT, Toshkent", extra "TVMarkaz, UZHD, Dunyo bo'ylab, Madaniyat va Marifat, SOFTS, Forum TV"), with coverage being extended to all regions of Uzbekistan. New TV shows such as Super Kelinchak (Super Bride) are proving to be highly popular. This show is a contest between young girls in areas such as baking different types of cakes and cookies. Such shows help to stimulate demand and increase... Asia Pacific Orthopedic Tools Market Outlook to 2020, New Report Launched

LogoThis Report provides key market data on the Asia-Pacific Orthopedic Tools market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) and average price data (in US dollars), within market categories – Orthopedic Power Tools and Orthopedic Reamers.

Now Available: Singapore Infrastructure Report Q2 2014

LogoAs expected, Singapore's construction sector in 2013 appears to have grown at the slowest pace since 2010. Despite this bearish performance, we believe that the outlook for Singapore's construction sector for 2014 has improved and have revised up our forecasts accordingly. This improving outlook is primarily due to resilience in private sector investment, particularly in the residential and non-residential building sector. We also highlight that contract awards in the infrastructure sector could reach recordhighs in 2014. However, we do not believe such scenario would naturally mean record-high infrastructure activity in 2015 due to longer construction periods for these planned projects.

New Market Report Now Available: Sports and Leisure Equipment Retailing in the United States: Databook to 2017

LogoCanadean's, Sports and Leisure Equipment Retailing in the United States: Databook to 2017 contains detailed historic and forecast retail sales values, segmented at a category level. The report takes into account macroeconomic indicators and industry-specific drivers to provide data that helps companies in the Retailing industry better understand the changes in their environment, seize opportunities and formulate crucial business strategies.

Recently Released Market Study: Baked Goods in Bulgaria

LogoThe Bulgarians continue to appreciate the convenience and security the branded products offer, which stands behind the rising importance of packaged bread, pastries and cakes. Also, these products can keep for longer periods, which also adds to the practical benefits of the products. The share of packaged baked goods is rising also due to legislative requirements, prompted by issues of food safety and traceability. All types of retail outlets are required to display the baked goods sourced from...

New Market Research Report: Biscuits in China

LogoWhile consumers are becoming increasingly health conscious and demanding healthier options, they are also becoming more willing to treat themselves to impulse and indulgence products. With increasingly hectic schedules, consumers also increasingly rely on snacks for food and as a treat in response to pressure from work and life. The function of biscuits is thus no longer limited to being a substitute for baked goods and breakfast cereals, with these products also increasingly viewed as... Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging South America Analysis and Market Forecasts, New Report Launched

LogoAn early diagnosis of disease is the foundation for increasing survival rates. Diagnostic ultrasound imaging is the most widely used technique to achieve early detection and clinical assessment of adult and pediatric patients alike, making it a cornerstone of disease control. This report provides an analysis of the diagnostic ultrasound imaging market in the US, the 5EU (France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and UK), Brazil, and the some of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions (Japan, China, and India), and identifies the unmet needs in this ultrasound systems market. This report also discusses physician attitudes towards current diagnostic ultrasound techniques, and the future of diagnostic ultrasound imaging in the face of rapid technological advancements.

Just Released: "Russia Orthopedic Tools Market Outlook to 2020"

LogoGlobalData's new report, "Russia Orthopedic Tools Market Outlook to 2020", provides key market data on the Russia Orthopedic Tools market. The report provides value, in millions of US dollars, and volume (in units) and average price data (in US dollars), within market categories - Orthopedic Power Tools and Orthopedic Reamers.

New Market Study Published: Insect Killers & Repellents in Turkey (2013) - Market Sizes

LogoInsect Killers & Repellents in Turkey by Mintel Global Market Navigator provides you with annual year-end market size data, most recently updated in 2013. This market covers aerosol, liquid, traps, electric and coil insect killers and repellents for homes and gardens. Market size is based on sales for household use through all retail outlets including directly to consumer. Market size for Insect Killers & Repellents in Turkey is given in TRY with a minimum of five years' historical data. Market Forecast is provided for five years. Included with this snapshot is socio-economic data for Turkey. Population, Consumer Price Index (CPI), Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Exchange Rates.

Just Released: "Fortified Wine Market in Palau: Databook to 2017"

Logo"Fortified Wine Market in Palau: Databook to 2017" is the result of Canadean's extensive market research covering the Fortified Wine market in Palau.

Colombia Food & Drink Report Q2 2014 - New Study Released

LogoWe anticipate stronger private consumption in the coming months amid an improvement in labour market dynamics and an expected end to a household deleveraging cycle that began in early 2012. Indeed, Colombia's unemployment rate came in at 7.8% in October, down from 12.0% in January, falling to its lowest level in recent history. We forecast unemployment will fall further to 7.4% by end-2014 on the back of strong job creation in the services and construction sectors, which have both been expanding rapidly in recent years. The decline in unemployment will be particularly good for the consumer sector in 2014. Healthcare Information Technology Software and Services Report

LogoThis Report report discusses the various platforms, service models, and go-to-market strategies of the major players in the IT BPO, and EMR markets. The research provides an assessment of vendor strategies, outsourcing agreements, significant deals and corporate developments, and contract vehicles signed by these BPO and EMR firms over the past three years. The Oils and Fats Market in Germany to Reach EUR 1,214.9 Million by 2017

LogoThe rate of growth in Germany’s Oils & Fats market exhibited between 2007-2012 will increase between 2013-2017, according to new report which forecasts an average Y-o-Y growth of 2.61% between 2013 and 2017, by which time the market will value EUR 1,214.9 million (US$1,562.4 million).

International Brands Looking to Expand Their Operations in Singapore

LogoAs one of the fastest growing markets for beauty, Singapore is now a choice location for brand owners looking to expand their operations. In fact, Procter & Gamble recently announced its decision to move its headquarters for skin care, cosmetics and personal care to Singapore. Similarly, Korean skin care and cosmetic brand Holika entered into Singapore with help from local distributor Skin Republic. In addition, another Korean cosmetic brand Violet Dream Luminous also made entry into the Singapore cosmetics market, recently. Moreover, some of the international brands are planning to enter in the coming years. The Oils and Fats Market in India to Reach US$12.7 Billion by 2017

LogoThe rate of growth in India’s Oils & Fats market exhibited between 2007-2012 will positively increase between 2013-2017, according to new report – The Future of the Oils and Fats Market in India to 2017: Market Size, Distribution and Brand Share, Key Events and Competitive Landscape – which forecasts an average Y-o-Y growth of 9.04% between 2013 and 2017, by which time the market will value INR 681.2 billion (US$12.7 billion).

India's Oil and Gas Sector Continue to Grow in Second Quarter of 2014

LogoQ2 2014 should see some significant changes in the Indian oil and gas sector. Firstly, the government set gas price will double to US$8.4/mnBTU on April 1 creating greater incentive to invest in more costly and technically challenging gas resources. This will be supported by the opening of the NELP X licensing round, where India is due to offer 46 new blocks allowing companies to prospect for all types of hydrocarbon resources, including shale. However, also introduced for NELP X will be a change from profit sharing contracts to revenue sharing contracts. We believe this could dissuade interest from a number of major international oil companies, particularly at more technically challenging developments. Reconstruction Efforts Driving Metal Industry in Japan

LogoJapan's metal industry is set for slight growth over the coming years, driven by continued reconstruction efforts from the earthquake over three years ago. In addition, the government is pursuing stimulus measures which should give a boost to construction industries. However, given our bearish view on steel prices, as well as the relatively high costs of production in Japan, there will only be modest growth as the economy nears saturation levels.

John Hayes of Seegrid Named 2014 Pros to Know Award Winner

LogoHonoring the supply chain’s best and brightest, Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s “Pros to Know” include professionals proactively working to improve their business’s functions in a number of categories—including manufacturing and production output, procurement, logistics, risk mitigation strategies, sourcing, financial operations, packaging and distribution, and transportation.

Acrylic Acid Market Expected Up to $14.0 Billion in 2018

LogoThe report "Acrylic Acid and its Derivatives Market, by Derivative Types (Esters/Acrylates - Methyl, Ethyl, Butyl, 2-EH; Polymers - Elastomers, SAP, Water Treatment Polymers; Other derivatives), Applications and Geography - Global Trends and Forecast To 2018", defines and segments the acrylic acid and its derivatives market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and revenue. Super absorbent polymers market is expected to grow with a CAGR of 5.2% by 2018. During the next five years, 2-Ethylhexyl esters are expected to occupy the second largest share of the market among the acrylates growing with a CAGR of 4.6% from 2013 to 2018.

Easy-to-Use W2C Form Software from

LogoPayroll tax software provider released the new edition of ezW2Correction, the tax form W2C and W3C sfotware. The new edition was enhanced with the graphic interface to eliminate an extended learning curve for small businesses. Now approved by SSA to print all W-2C and W-3C forms on white paper, ezW2Correction software will help small businesses and nonprofits to correct W2 forms easily and quickly.