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New Sports Documentary “A Giant Awakens” to Support USA’s Attempt to Defend the Olympic Gold Medal — Now Available on DVD

1924 USA Olympic Rugby Gold Medal Team

Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) March 15, 2010

A Giant Awakens: the Rise of American Rugby looks at the majestic history of American rugby and captures the essence, spirit, and challenges of the game in America today. This film showcases all levels of American rugby from youth to the USA national teams in this inspiring 60-minute HD sports documentary by BIN15 Productions.

Directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker Sylvain Doreau, the journey begins in the late 1800′s and runs through Olympic glory in the 1920′s, including the separation from gridiron American football. The journey continues after rugby’s 50-year near hibernation and participation in the Rugby World Cups. The finale addresses the new Olympic opportunity for rugby in 2016.

The film includes vintage footage from the American gold medal match that Sylvain helped uncover in France last year from the 1924 Olympics. With action-packed highlights set to music from today’s top independent bands from the San Francisco Bay Area and interviews with key players and administrators, A Giant Awakens is a must see for any sports fan.

20% of the film’s revenue supports youth rugby and will help develop the American team that will attempt to defend the gold medal in 2016.

Help the next generation of American rugby Olympians defend the gold! Help us communicate with sports fans, athletic boys and girls, documentary fans, history fans, rugby fans, athletic children, parents with athletic children, school administrators, athletic directors, and PE teachers.

Go to to view the film’s trailer and to purchase your own copy of A Giant Awakens. The retail price on the site is $ 24.99. Volume discounts for gifts, teams, fundraising, and resellers are also available on the site.

About BIN15 Productions

BIN15 Productions is a content creation production company who specializes in sports documentaries and behind the scenes for film and television. Rugby is our passion and our goal is to become the “NFL Films of Rugby” by creating memorable stories and capturing legendary images through stunning cinematography and full surround sound.

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Photodex® Announces Apple® iPad® Device Support for ProShow® Slide Shows

ProShow Device Plug-in Dialog

Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 24, 2010

Photodex has released a new iPad device output profile for its award-winning ProShow slide show software. Now any ProShow user can easily sync their slide shows to their iPad and watch them play back full screen and in HD. ProShow’s device output feature takes any slide show and formats it for the device chosen. Devices range from smart phones to media players and now include the iPad.

How it Works

The ProShow Device plug-in works directly with ProShow Gold and Producer to create device-ready versions of a user’s slide shows. No complicated formatting or conversions, a user simply selects their device and hits create. Images, videos and audio are automatically compressed in the correct format whether they’re outputting for an iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and more.

The ProShow Device plug-in is available for $ 19.95 and works seamlessly with both ProShow Gold and Producer. Supported devices include:

    Apple iPad
    Apple TV
    Apple iPhone
    Apple iPod
    LG Phones
    Motorola Phones
    Palm Phones
    Blackberry Phones
    Sony Playstation Portable
    Playstation 3

About ProShow

ProShow allows users to easily create photo and video slide shows. Users can optimize their files using built-in editing tools to crop, remove red-eye and trim audio and video clips. They can choose from a wide-array of built-in effects to animate their shows and add a finishing touch with a custom soundtrack, voiceovers and titles.

ProShow comes in two versions, ProShow Gold ($ 69.95) for consumers and ProShow Producer ($ 249.95) for professionals. Free trial versions of both products can be downloaded from

About Photodex Corporation

Founded in 1987, Photodex Corporation is a leading publisher of software for working with digital content. Photodex creates innovative products that enable users to create compelling slide show presentations with photos, video and audio, and to manage their digital files. Photodex’s user-friendly, affordable software offers power, speed, and simplicity for millions of computer users worldwide.

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Amanda Sahliyeh Eddy

Photodex Corporation

11100 Metric Blvd STE 400

Austin, TX 78758


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Hollywood and Poker Pros Attending Charity Poker Event to Support Child Rescue in Their Efforts to End Child Trafficking

(PRWEB) October 27, 2010

The Sweet Tooth Fairy presents Child Rescue’s Charity Poker Gala which will take place on Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at The Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, CA minutes from LAX. Play in one of the most prestigious poker rooms in Los Angeles with Hosts Annie Duke, Howard Lederer, Poker Hall of Famers Mike Sexton, Linda Johnson, Jan Fisher, Ali Nejard, Nolan Dalla, Alan Cunningham, Chad Brown, Yosh Nakano, Marsha Wagoner, Melissa Hayden, Lupe Soto, Gina Hecht, and Brian Herowitz.

Red Carpet will be at 7 pm with an 8 pm tournament start.

Confirmed Hollywood guests include; Host Sumner Redstone, Modern Family’s Reid Ewing, Janice Dickinson, Andy Dick, Gabrielle Union, Lakers owner- Dr. Jerry Buss, Brad Garrett, Miguel Nunez Jr., James Preston from “The Gates” and “Blue Blood”, Stephen Kramer Glickman of “Big Time Rush” , Adam Rose, Arnold Chon, and Dedee Pfeiffer.

The buy-in for the event is $ 200 + $ 40 Entry Fee. There will be a live and silent auction and live music for your enjoyment. If you cannot play in the event but want to attend the cost is only $ 75 per person. Pre-register at for a chance at the final tables with prizes like $ 10,000 ,a Bronze 1st place trophy from Parks Bronze, a trip for 2 to Costa Rica , a $ 5,000 entry into the Bicycle Casino’s November main event, a flat screen TV and more.

Child trafficking is beginning to receive national media attention as seen on last week’s Larry King Live. Child Rescue is a non-profit organization that exists to eliminate the child commercial sex industry in the United States and Canada. With help from sponsors like The Sweet Tooth Fairy, Child Rescue can help some of the estimated 200,000 children trafficked in North America today by funding law enforcement special task forces, changing legislation, and creating public awareness media. Please visit our website for more information at

If you can’t attend but would like to support Child Rescue you can make an online donation and / or purchase the Child Rescue App, available at the itunes Apple store for $ 4.99. The CHILD RESCUE app is an iPhone Personal Locator Beacon that sends the phones GPS position to programmed personal contacts in the event of an emergency. This is the safety app EVERY person should have on their iPhone. The CHILD RESCUE app is a potential lifeline that any person can use in threatening situations, accidents or other emergencies. Visit for more information and a link to purchase.

About the Bicycle Casino:

The Bicycle Casino, also known as the Bicycle Club, hosts one of country’s largest poker rooms and is THE place to play in the Los Angeles area. We offer a large selection of poker games and Asian games, as well as a wide range of limits to suit everyone’s needs. Our desire is to make every player, from the novice to the professional, feel like they have experienced the best in service and gaming action, every time they come to play.

We feature a myriad of games including: BlackJack, Texas Hold ‘Em, Seven Card Stud, Omaha, Mexican Poker, Pan, Pai Gow Poker, Pai Gow Tiles, Pan-9, Three Card Poker and Baccarat.

The poker room is a pleasantly smoke-free environment and provides players with their choice of 175 tables within its 100,000+ square feet of spacious floor space. (For those that love to smoke and play, we have created an atrium-like room to smoke, drink and play in our Freedom Court). The poker room is surrounded by state-of-the-art HD digital televisions and guests are seated in comfortable chairs within a spacious and elegant atmosphere. Our newest addition, the Bicycle Casino Event Center allows tournament players to play their favorite events in comfortable elegance. Dine in either of our two restaurants, The Jade Dragon or the Bike Deli, or enjoy food and beverage service tableside while you play your favorite game!

For more information on the event please contact :

Lindsay Hadley





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JHD-Dobson Video Debuts Support Program for Brand Marketers & In-House Service for Ad & PR Agencies

New York (Vocus) October 31, 2010

JHD-Dobson Video, a full service video company, has announced the In-House Video Support Program to offer advertising, public relations and marketing agencies the services of their state-of-the-art studio, staff and expertise to make exciting, creative and effective videos for their clients as part of the agencies’ in-house team.

Brian Dobson, Partner, said, “The branding experts at advertising, public relations and other consulting agencies are fully capable of offering their clients full service video support, but often lose that business because they don’t have a production studio. JHD-Dobson now offers that service and is ready to act as their contract in-house department.”

JHD-Dobson’s newly modernized 2,000-square-foot green screen studio in Deer Park, Long Island, is conveniently located just one hour from Manhattan and near major highways, just minutes from the Deer Park railroad station and close to MacArthur airport, for easy access. JHD-Dobson also has offices in Ridgefield, Connecticut and New York City in addition to Deer Park, New York.

Hugh C. Daly, Partner and Director of Photography, added, “We have more than 40 virtual reality background sets and nearly 40 reality sets and can produce the unsurpassed corporate and marketing videos at reasonable prices while enhancing profit margins for our agency associates.”

JHD-Dobson Video, with demo reel online at, has the latest equipment to make Hollywood-quality videos, including:

    Edit Suite and High Definition system and software
    Latest Red One Digital Camera System
    Panasonic HD Camera System with multiple P-2 Cards
    Voice-Over booth, green room, teleprompter
    Portable Fresnel lighting and soft light kits
    Skateboard dolly, remote-controlled jib arm & LCD video monitor
    10-foot studio jib and Portable jib arm
    Prop and scenery shop next to studio area
    Convert videos to flash files for client websites

“We can produce videos, TV commercials and trade show presentations and provide our advertising and public relations agency clients with creative, compelling productions that bring business-building results,” said Dobson.

Dobson and Daly bring a dynamic combination of talents to client video needs. JHD-Dobson was formed by Dobson Communications, a public relations firm experienced in brand building and crisis PR for regional, national and global companies. Having headed PR at a Fortune 50 global company and quoted in media about public relations, Dobson on CNN News recently discussed effective CrisisPR and image management. Dobson was also a journalist at Dow Jones and Reuters.

Daly, an award winning Director of Photography, has made corporate and marketing videos for major corporations and has produced videos and independent motion pictures. A member of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Daly is acclaimed for his unsurpassed video making ability. For information contact at 203-894-9240 or email Barbara_Green (at) DobsonPR (dot) com.

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JHD-Dobson Offers Clients and PR & Ad Firms Top Flight Support for Brand Building Videos

Ridgefield, CT (Vocus) November 29, 2010

JHD-Dobson, a full service video company, announced completion of its new Green Screen studio and state-of-the-art editing suite and the introduction of its new video highlighting its services, online at

Brian Dobson, Partner, said, “JHD-Dobson is set to help clients in-studio or on location with creative, compelling and effective videos to communicate important messages. Whether for global clients or small companies and non-profits from academic to medical institutions, JHD-Dobson delivers powerful video on time and on budget.”

“Located an hour from midtown-New York City, JHD-Dobson (203-894-9240) is positioned to produce high definition videos for public relations, advertising and marketing agencies to help them serve their clients and build their businesses with unsurpassed video capability,” said Dobson.

In less than three minutes, the demo reel video showcases JHD-Dobson’s ability to produce product videos, corporate image and brand building videos, training films, advertisements and other value-enhancing presentations to convey key messages on behalf of clients.

JHD-Dobson’s updated non-linear editing suite completes the turn-key capability at the JHD-Dobson studio. With more than 100 virtual sets, JHD-Dobson can film on location or use virtual backdrops in studio with techniques and special effects popularized in major motion pictures. JHD-Dobson also converts videos to flash files for client websites.

JHD-Dobson, with offices in Deer Park, Long Island, New York City and Ridgefield, Connecticut, can film on location or use existing venue footage to then film executives or product spokespeople in its Green Screen studio, to combine the two elements with world-class graphics for unbeatable video results.

For client convenience, JHD-Dobson is located near major highways, three minutes from a major commuter railroad station and 15 minutes from an airport.

Dobson, a public relations expert who headed PR at a Fortune 50, was a journalist at Dow Jones and Reuters and entered PR at the NYSE later founding Dobson Communications, online at He is often quoted in media, such as CNN, about effective PR strategies.

JHD-Dobson has the latest equipment, including:

    Edit Suite and High Definition system and software
    Latest Red One Digital Camera System & Panasonic HD Camera System
    Voice-Over booth, green room, teleprompter
    Portable Fresnel lighting and soft light kits
    Skateboard dolly, remote-controlled jib arm & LCD video monitor
    10-foot studio jib and Portable jib arm
    Prop and scenery shop next to studio area
    Convert videos to flash files for client websites
Hugh Daly, Partner, and award-winning Director of Photography, is a member of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. He began his career in medical films and has produced independent motion pictures and identity videos for major consumer products, technology, aerospace and other companies.

Daly added, “With scores of virtual reality background sets as well as stage sets, JHD-Dobson can produce unsurpassed videos with the latest and best equipment in the business.”

JHD-Dobson’s fully equipped studio, cameras, lighting grids, jibs, sound equipment and range of computer generated graphics, is ready to produce great videos for its valued clients. For information call 203-894-9240 or email Brian Dobson (at) DobsonPR (dot) com.

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Yamaha Unveils New Slimline Height-Adjustable Digital Sound Projector With HD and 3D Support

Yamaha YSP-2200 Front View

Buena Park, Calif. (PRWEB) December 10, 2010

Yamaha Electronics Corporation today introduced the YSP-2200 Digital Sound Projector™, the latest addition to its award-winning sound-bar series. Featuring high-quality, True Cinema sound, the YSP-2200 offers Yamaha’s proprietary YSP front surround sound technology for the ultimate home theater listening experience.

The versatile design of the slimline 3D-compatible sound projector enables it to conveniently fit in front of a TV, eliminating the need for additional speakers, cabling and stands that can clutter home entertainment spaces. Measuring at 3½ inches, the YSP-2200 has height-adjustable feet to allow for use with virtually any flat-screen video display without blocking any of the picture. The YSP-2200 comes complete with a 100 watt subwoofer (compact enough to fit into a shelf) that can be positioned either vertically or horizontally, giving users an unobtrusive, space-efficient environment and adding extra bass reinforcement.

The ingenious design lets the YSP-2200 offer a 7.1 surround sound without any extra speakers via Yamaha’s YSP technology that is also used in the company’s higher-end sound projectors (YSP-4100/5100). Included with the YSP-2200 is a sound bar that has 16 speaker beam drivers each with its own digital amplifier, along with a bass-reflex subwoofer. All together, they create an immersive multi-channel surround sound experience by reflecting the detailed 7.1 beams of sounds off the walls and into the listener’s ears.

The YSP-2200 features 11 CINEMA DSP programs, including three Movie and three Music programs, plus five additional Entertainment options. All of these programs can be used for enhanced gaming as well. The YSP-2200 provides the ultimate sound environment for a variety of programs. Additionally, the YSP-2200 decodes HD Audio signals (DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD) to ensure that Blu-ray Disc players and other digital sources output the best possible sound.

“Most consumers want the benefits of 7.1 surround sound, but don’t want to compromise the look of their living room,” said Tom Sumner, President, Yamaha Electronics Corporation. “Yamaha’s YSP-2200 technology allows for the enjoyment of surround sound without additional speakers, unsightly cables and stands.”

Further features include: the Music Enhancer function, which improves the sound of compressed sources such as MP3 files; HDMI 1.4a (4 in/1 out) that enables the connection of multiple HDMI sources and the full enjoyment of 1080p monitors, 3D sources and Blu-ray disc players and HDTV set top boxes. An easy set up via IntelliBeam Automated System Calibration optimizes sound performance for any room.

The YSP-2200 also features a dock port, ideal for adding optional accessories such as the YID-W10 Wireless Dock System for iPod/iPhone, the YDS-12 Universal Dock for iPod/iPhone, and the YBA-10 Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver.

The Yamaha YSP-2200 carries an MSRP of $ 999.95.

For more information, write Yamaha Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90620; telephone (714) 522-9105; email; or visit

About Yamaha

Yamaha Electronics Corporation (YEC), USA, based in Buena Park, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation of America. YEC offers industry-leading home theater components and systems, featuring A/V receivers, neoHD Media Controllers, the MusicCAST2 Wireless Music Distribution System, amplifiers, Blu-ray/DVD/CD players, speakers, mini-systems, home-theater-in-a-box (HTiB) pre-matched systems and the company’s exclusive Digital Sound Projectors (single component surround sound solutions), as well as A/V & IT convergence products.

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SnapStream Media Announces Support for Market-Leading Digital / HDTV Tuner Cards from ATI Technologies, AVerMedia®, and DViCO

Houston, TX (PRWEB) November 10, 2005

SnapStream Media, Inc. a leader in digital home entertainment products, announced today that Beyond TV 4 offers official compatibility with digital ATSC tuner cards manufactured by market-leading TV tuner card manufacturers including ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT), AVerMedia, and DViCO.

Official compatibility means that users of ATI, AVerMedia Technology, and DVICO TV tuner cards can confidently assemble PC-based DVRs with SnapStream’s award-winning Beyond TV DVR software. Compatible cards include:

    ATI’s HDTV Wonder

    AVerMedia’s AVerTVTMHD

    DViCO’s FusionHDTV5 Lite

    DViCO’s FusionHDTV5 Gold Plus

    DViCO’s FusionHDTV5 USB Gold

Beyond TV also supports aftermarket HDTV tuner cards manufactured by ADS Tech, Kworld, and VBox. A complete list of compatible TV tuner cards is available on the company’s website at

Beyond TV 4 offers easy installation and incredible visual clarity consumers interested in transforming their PCs into HDTV DVRs. New capabilities include:

    Recording, pausing, rewinding, and fast-forwarding digital and high definition (HDTV) television programs

    Multiple tuner support enables users to simultaneously use OTA (over-the-air) HDTV tuner cards side-by-side with analog cards with no software limit on the number of tuner cards.

    Improved video and audio decoders provide the sharpest high definition picture (HDTV) and Dolby digital sound.

    Free and integrated program guide simplifies finding and scheduling HDTV and analog TV recordings in the United States with just a few clicks.

    New disk space management tools indicate the available hard drive space for recording high-definition (HD) content helping users stay on top of their television libraries.

    New digital signal strength pages in the easy to use configuration wizard guide users as they position a digital antenna eliminating the guess work.

SnapStream Media is also combining efforts with ATI, AVerMedia, and DVICO to co-market their compatible and complementary products to new and existing customers.

“We have worked hard to ensure that Beyond TV 4 works seamlessly with HDTV tuner cards from ATI, AVerMedia, and DVICO. Customers of these companies can confidently take advantage of Beyond TV 4 easy setup and rich features to build an incredibly awesome HDTV DVR. The integrated program guide for the United States, in particular, seriously raises the bar for PC-based HDTV DVR products,” said Rakesh Agrawal, President and CEO of SnapStream Media.

“Beyond TV 4 is an excellent software application that complements ATI’s HDTV Wonder tuner card to deliver the best HD PVR. HDTV Wonder delivers integrated TV listings and makes it extremely easy for North American owners to watch and record their favorite TV shows in brilliant high-definition quality,” said Godfrey Cheng, Director of Marketing Multimedia Products, ATI Technologies Inc..

“We are excited about our official compatibility and our co-marketing partnership with SnapStream Media. Our AVerTVHD is an extremely powerful card that gives users the full high-definition experience, and the extensive features offered in Beyond TV 4 will allow our customers to form complete PC-based DVRs with incredible sound and picture quality,” said Dominic Wang, Product Manager of AVerMedia.

“DVICO’s FusionHDTV5 tuners, when coupled with SnapStream’s Beyond TV 4 product allow customers to fully exploit over-the-air high-definition television. Custom HDTV lineups are an added benefit for those who choose to take advantage of the official compatibility between Beyond TV 4 and the FusionHDTV5, “said Jeff Lee, CEO of DViCO.

About the Companies

SnapStream Media, Inc.

SnapStream Media, Inc. is a leading developer of digital entertainment products based in Houston, Texas. SnapStream Media’s vision is to create high quality consumer entertainment experiences that leverage PC technology. The company’s digital video recording (DVR) software, Beyond TV™ received PC Magazine’s Product of the Year Award in December 2004. It was referred to as “an idea whose time has come” by the Associated Press and declared “better than TiVo” by Maximum PC. Interested parties can find more information about SnapStream Media and its products at

ATI Technologies Inc.

ATI Technologies Inc. is the world leader in the design and manufacture of innovative 3D graphics and digital media silicon solutions. An industry pioneer since 1985, ATI is the world’s foremost graphics processor unit (GPU) provider and is dedicated to deliver leading-edge performance solutions for the full range of PC and Mac desktop and notebook platforms, workstation, set-top and digital television, game console and handheld device markets. With 2005 revenues of U.S. $ 2.2 billion, ATI has more than 3,400 employees in the Americas, Europe and Asia. ATI common shares trade on NASDAQ (ATYT) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (ATY). Visit for more information.

AVerMedia Technology

AVerMedia is the technology leader in Digital Multimedia Video Convergence Technology. Aside from its full line of TV Tuners and Personal Video Recorder products, AVerMedia provides Hardware and Software DVR Board Security Systems, Document Cameras, Digital Video Makers, TV Photo Viewers, and PC-to-TV Converters for consumer and corporate/ educational markets. AVerMedia also partners with OEMs for the development of AVerMedia’s technologies for integration applications.

DViCO Inc.

DViCO Inc. is a global leader in the development of computer video products and offers a complete lineup of portable multimedia players and a wide range of digital TV tuner cards for PC users. The experience and expertise to combine both television and computer technology has made DViCO products highly adaptable to the constantly evolving IT industry. DViCO has undergone dramatic growth since its establishment in 1998, and with its sound reputation and significant market share, DViCO has been able to gain recognition among customers while branching distributors worldwide. Strong alliances have been formed in Australia, France, Sweden, England, Finland, Russia, Japan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong and so forth-all national distributors, with myriads of retailers and e-tailers. Detailed information about our company and products can be found at


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Playcast Media Announces HD Support of its Revolutionary Games-On-Demand System

Alon Shtruzman, COO of Playcast

London, UK (PRWeb UK) May 15, 2010

Playcast Media Systems, the world’s leading video-game streaming technology announces its first High Definition system. The release follows months of development and trials with Playcast’s technology partners to ensure the highest quality of video signal with bandwidth-efficient delivery using optimized low bit rates.

The new version enables Playcast to match the video and graphics quality of next-generation games consoles and to align itself firmly with the ubiquitous take-up of HD television. Put simply, this means playing ones favorite next-gen video games in HD through the cable or IPTV set-top box – without the need for any console. The first live HD integration is scheduled for later this month with a leading European operator.

“The HD version supports all of Playcast’s games library”, said Alon Shtruzman, Playcast’s COO, “it allows us to bring titles from the world’s major game publishers”. Mr. Shtruzman, a seasoned TV executive adds: “This upgraded solution would allow our PayTV platform partners to provide an additional, premium service, which would further enhance the offering to the user. In a world of fierce competition between platforms, and shrinking gross margins, that’s very important”.

This new version supports HD at 720p resolution, and is available for both MPEG2 and H.264 codec formats. With MPEG2, a single stream requires 4 Mbps, compared to the standard 15 Mbps of natural video. Using the H.264 codec, a single HD stream requires 3 Mbps. Further expansion to 1080i is scheduled for later this year. “We have achieved new levels of compression efficiency”, said Dr. Natan Peterfreund, Playcast’s CTO.”Using this the new system, HD games can be streamed even on legacy MPEG2 cable set top boxes, at the same bandwidth footprint of standard definition video”. Dr. Natan Peterfreund, who was also one of the authors of the H264 standard, adds:” While standard definition is by far the dominant TV transmission technology, many high end gamers expect to play next generation titles in HD. It was quite an engineering feat to provide such a leap in game performance and video quality, while reducing the network resources by more than 60%“.

For further information please contact Kate Hawthorne or Tara Winter Wilson at admin(at)hatricks(dot)co(dot)uk

Or telephone:             +44 (0) 20 7351 3352         +44 (0) 20 7351 3352

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