Month: January 2014

United Way Offers Free Tax Assistance for Local Low-Income Families

United Way Offers Free Tax Assistance for Local Low-Income FamiliesrnrnPHILADELPHIA, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Once again this year, United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (UWGPSNJ) will provide free tax assistance for low-income families from Western Montgomery County to the Jersey Shore through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program, a locally-run IRS-supported tax preparation service that is free for residents making a total household income of less than $52,000 per year.rn”For individuals and families struggling to make ends meet, a few extra dollars back in their pockets during tax season can make all the difference,” says Jill Michal, president and CEO, UWGPSNJ. “Through VITA, we help more people in our region take advantage of valuable tax credits and receive refunds that can alleviate the stress caused by financial hardships. United Way works to ensure that every adult has access to the resources they need to help them achieve and sustain financial stability.”rnThe IRS estimates that one in five eligible taxpayers miss out on one of the biggest boosters to family incomes – the Earned Income Tax Credit, a refundable credit that can return up to $6,143 per qualifying family – simply because they are unaware or do not file their taxes. Tax preparation done right can result in valuable tax credits for low-income workers that can be used to pay down debt, save for a home and build assets.rnWith UWGPSNJ’s support, programs like VITA help improve financial stability for thousands of individuals and families throughout the region so they can take control of their futures, and in turn, reinvest back in their communities. During the 2013 tax season alone, VITA helped complete 26,000 tax returns, returning a collective $35 million to local taxpayers across the region.rnUWGPSNJ mobilizes IRS-trained volunteers to assist qualified individuals with tax preparation ensuring that they obtain the full refund available. Individuals can receive free one-on-one tax filing support at tax assistance sites throughout the region. As part of its larger income agenda, UWGPSNJ also helps to connect working individuals with resources for financial education, covering topics such as establishing good credit, budgeting and long-term money management skills to help them build assets and save for the future.rnTo learn more about VITA or to find a site near you, please visit UnitedForImpact.org/VITA.rnAbout United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New JerseyrnUnited Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, serving communities in Pennsylvania’s Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties, and New Jersey’s Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May and Cumberland counties, is part of a national network of more than 1,300 locally governed organizations that work to create lasting positive changes in communities and in people’s lives. United Way engages the community to identify the underlying causes of the most significant local issues, develops strategies and pulls together financial and human resources to address them, and measures the results. United Way is advancing the common good in Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey by positively impacting the lives of people throughout the region in the areas of education, income, and health.rnSOURCE United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New JerseyrnrnrnRELATED LINKSrnhttp://www.UnitedForImpact.org

Chương Trình Sinh Hoạt Tết Giáp Ngọ 2014 Chùa Giác Lâm

Thông Bạch Tết Nguyên Đán Mừng Xuân Giáp NgoÌ£ 2014rnrnChùa Giác Lâm Ngày 12 Tháng 1 Năm 2014rnrnNam mô Bổn SÆ° Thích Ca Mâu Ni Phật.rnrnKính gởi Quý Đồng HÆ°Æ¡ng Phật Tá»­.rnrnKính thÆ°a Quí Vị,rnrnNhân mùa xuân Giáp NgoÌ£ 2014 sắp đến, chúng tôi trân trọng kính mời toàn thể Quí Phật Tá»­ về chùa Giác Lâm để tham dá»±:rnrn1. Lá»… Hiệp Kỵ (cúng giá»— há»™i) Chủ Nhật ngày 26-01-2014 (tức ngày 26 tháng 12 Âm lịch năm Quý TyÌ£) lúc 11 giờ trÆ°a tụng kinh Cầu Siêu. Cúng linh an vị tại chùa.rnrn2. Lá»… Sám Hối Hồng Danh cuối năm lúc 8 giờ và Lá»… vía Đức Di Lặc lúc 11 giờ 30 vào đêm Giao Thừa tối Thứ Năm, ngày 30 tháng 1 năm 2014 (tức ngày 30 tháng 12 Âm Lịch năm Quý TyÌ£).rnrn3. Lá»… Khai Kinh Pháp Hoa – Dược SÆ° lúc 10 giờ sáng Thứ Sáu, ngày 31 tháng 1 vaÌ€ ngày 1 tháng 2 năm 2014 (tức ngày muÌ€ng1 và 2 mùng Tết Năm Giáp NgoÌ£).rnrnrn4. Đại Lá»… Đầu Năm lúc 11 giờ sáng Chủ Nhật, ngày 2 tháng 2 năm 2014 (tức ngày mùng 3 Tháng Giêng Âm Lịch năm Giáp NgoÌ£).rnrn5. Lá»… cúng Sao Giải Hạn và Lá»… cúng Thượng Nguyên rằm tháng Giêng lúc 11 giờ trÆ°a Chủ Nhật, ngày 16 tháng 2 năm 2014 (tức ngày 17 tháng Giêng Âm Lịch năm Giáp NgoÌ£).rnrnĐể tiện việc sắp xếp cho lá»… cúng Sao Giải Hạn năm nay, xin Quí Vị vui lòng Ä‘iền đầy đủ chi tiết vào phiếu tuyên sá»› cúng Sao Giải Hạn đính kèm và gá»­i về chùa càng sá»›m càng tốt.rnrnChúng tôi đại diện chùa Giác Lâm chân thành cảm tạ mọi sá»± đóng góp tinh thần, vật chất và công đức của Quí Vị Phật Tá»­ đã tích cá»±c hổ trợ cho chùa trong mọi công tác Phật Sá»±.rnrnChúng tôi xin thành tâm cầu nguyện mười phÆ°Æ¡ng chÆ° Phật gia há»™ cho Quí Vị thân tâm thường an lạc, vạn sá»± kiết tường. Trân trọng kính chào.rnrnChứng Minh TruÌ£ TriÌ€,rnrnNi SÆ° Thích Nữ Hạnh NghiêmrnrnTrưởng Ban Hộ TriÌ€ Tam Bảo,rnrnTrần Ngọc Tuấnrnrnrn** Vì lý do an ninh, trời mau tối, ngày mùng 1, 2 và 3 chùa sẽ đóng cá»­a lúc 6:00 P.M.rnrnrnChÆ°Æ¡ng Trình Sinh Hoạt Tết Giáp NgoÌ£ 2014rnrnTại Khuôn Viên Chùa Giác LâmrnrnrnA. Lá»… Hiệp Kỵ (cúng giá»— há»™i) Chủ Nhật ngày 26-01-2014 (tức ngày 26 Tháng 12 Âm lịch Năm Quý TyÌ£) 11 giờ trÆ°a tụng kinh Cầu Siêu. Cúng linh an vị tại chùa (gia chủ ký gởi linh rất cần có mặt để thỉnh linh và cầu nguyện).rnrnrnB. Đêm Giao Thừa: Thứ Năm Ngày 30-01-2014 (tức ngày 30 tháng 12 Âm lịch năm Quý TyÌ£)rnrn07:30 tối – ChÆ° Phật Tá»­ tề tá»±u tại chánh Ä‘iện.rnrn08:00 – Lá»… Sám Hồng Danh cuối năm: http://www.chuagiaclam.org/2014/01/nghi-thuc-sam-hoi-hong-danh.html rnrn09:30 – Trà đàm tại dÆ°á»›i lầu chánh Ä‘iệnrnrn11:30 – ChÆ° Phật Tá»­ trở lại chánh Ä‘iệnrnrn12:00 – Niệm hÆ°Æ¡ng – Khai Kinh Xuân Thủ – Lá»… Vía Đức Di Lặc: http://www.chuagiaclam.org/2012/01/nghi-thuc-xuan-thu-via-di-lac.htmlrnrn12:20 – Lời chúc Tết của Ban Trị Sá»±.rnrn12:30 – Đạo từ của Ni SÆ° Trụ Trì – phát lá»™c đầu năm.rnrnC. Lá»… khai Kinh Pháp Hoa – Dược SÆ°:rnrnThứ Sáu, ngày 31 tháng 1 năm 2014 (tức mùng 1 Tết Giáp NgoÌ£) lúc 10:00 giờ sáng: ChÆ° Phật Tá»­ tề tá»±u tại chánh Ä‘iện Khai Kinh Pháp Hoa.rnrnThứ Bảy, ngày 1 tháng 2 năm 2014 (tức mùng 2 Tết Giáp NgoÌ£) lúc 10:00 giờ sáng: ChÆ° Phật Tá»­ tề tá»±u tại chánh Ä‘iện Khai Kinh Dược SÆ°.rnrnD. Đại Lá»… Đầu Năm, Tết Nguyên Đán:rnrnChủ Nhật ngày 2 tháng 2 năm 2014 (tức ngày mùng 3 tháng Giêng Âm lịch năm Giáp NgoÌ£).rnrn10:30 sáng – ChÆ° Phật Tá»­ tề tá»±u tại chánh Ä‘iện.rnrn10:45 – Ni SÆ° Trụ Trì đăng đàn hành lá»… – đốt pháo đón mừng xuân năm má»›i – Múa Lân.rnrn11:10 – Lời chúc mừng đầu xuân của Ban Há»™ Trì Tam Bảo.rnrn11:20 – Niệm hÆ°Æ¡ng – kỳ nguyện – Khai Kinh Xuân Thủ.rnrn11:50 – Lời chúc Tết của Ni SÆ° Trụ Trì – phát lá»™c đầu năm.rnrn12:45 trÆ°a – Chẩn tế hÆ°Æ¡ng linhrnrn01:05 – ChÆ°Æ¡ng trình văn nghệ do Gia Đình Phật Tá»­ Phụ Trách – Thọ trai – Hoàn mãn.rnrnE. Lá»… Cúng Thượng Nguyên rằm Tháng Giêng và cúng Sao Giải hạn đầu năm Giáp NgoÌ£ 2014rnrnrnChủ Nhật ngày 16 tháng 2 năm 2014 (tức ngày 17 tháng Giêng Âm lịch năm Giáp NgoÌ£).rnrn10:30 sáng – Phật Tá»­ tề tá»±u tại chánh Ä‘iệnrnrn10:45 – Ni SÆ° Trụ Trì đăng đàn hành lá»…rnrn11:00 – Tụng kinh Kỳ Nguyện cúng rằm tháng Giêngrnrn11:40 – Dâng sá»› cúng Sao Giải Hạnrnrn01:00 trÆ°a – Cúng Linhrnrn01:20 – Thọ trai – Hoàn mãn

Barrack, Rodos & Bacine Files Securities Law Class Action Lawsuit Against Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Barrack, Rodos & Bacine announces that it has filed a class action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Utah, Freedman v. Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc., et al., Civil Action No. 2:14-cv-00033-PMW, on behalf of purchasers of common stock of Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE: NUS) (“Nu Skin” or the “Company”) during the period from July 10, 2013 through and including January 14, 2014 (the “Class Period”).rnrnNu Skin is a global direct selling company with operations in 53 markets worldwide. The Company purports to develop and distribute premium quality anti-aging personal care products and nutritional supplements under its Nu Skin and Pharmanex brands. The Company’s global operations generated more than $2.17 billion in revenue during 2012.rnrnThe complaint alleges that during the Class Period, defendants issued a series of false and misleading statements concerning the Company’s business practices and growth prospects, particularly with respect to its Mainland China operations, upon which the Company has become very dependent for a very significant amount of its revenue and growth. Sales in Mainland China accounted for nearly one third of the Company’s total revenue in the first nine months of 2013. Further, the complaint alleges that while the Company issued public statements discussing its positive results and increased guidance, it failed to disclose what are alleged to be fraudulent sales practices and non-compliance with laws and regulations in China, or their potential impact on the Company. Then, in January 2014, two Chinese agencies announced that they are probing the Company’s marketing and business practices in China and that it was suspected the Company was operating as an illegal pyramid scheme. These revelations had an immediate impact on the Company’s stock price, causing shares of Nu Skin’s stock, which had risen from less than $70 per share to a high of $140.50 per share during the Class Period, to tumble over 44% in the two days of trading after these announcements. Nu Skin stock closed the trading day on January 17, 2014 at less than $80 per share. rnrnPlaintiff seeks to recover damages on behalf of all purchasers of common stock of Nu Skin during the Class Period. The plaintiff is represented by the Philadelphia-based firm of Barrack, Rodos & Bacine and by the Salt Lake City-based firm of Karrenberg & Anderson, both of which have significant experience in prosecuting class actions on behalf of investors in cases involving financial and corporate fraud.rnrnIf you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than March 22, 2014. To discuss your rights regarding the appointment of lead plaintiff and for additional information about your interest in this class action, please contact plaintiff’s counsel, Barrack, Rodos & Bacine, at the following toll-free number: 877-386-3304, or via e-mail to Jeffrey W. Golan (jgolan@barrack.com) or Julie B. Palley (jpalley@barrack.com). A copy of the complaint is available from the Court or from Barrack, Rodos & Bacine. rnwww.barrack.comrnrnSOURCE Barrack, Rodos & BacinernrnrnRELATED LINKSrnhttp://www.barrack.com

2014 Best Coffee Grinder – Coffee Grinder Reviews Released by BestConsumerReviews.com

The editors at BestConsumerReviews.com release their reviews of the top rated coffee grinders in 2014. The professional staff at BestConsumerReviews.com outlines what consumers are in search of when in the market to purchase the best coffee grinder.rnnnPhiladelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 19, 2014nnThe consumer-based product reviews company, BestConsumerReviews.com, publicized the release of their 2014 coffee grinder reviews. The editorial staff at BestConsumerReviews.com rates coffee grinders on a variety of aspects that are important to customers including value, quality and durability. To read the full reviews and to understand how the top coffee grinders compare to each other, please visit BestConsumerReviews.com online at:nnrnnnhttp://www.bestconsumerreviews.com/coffee-grinder-reviews/nnrnnnVince Black, the Editorial Director for BestConsumerReviews.com, stated, “For coffee drinkers, a coffee grinder is essential for the fresh coffee taste. It is a purchase that requires a good amount of research before deciding which one to buy. The team at BestConsumerReviews.com can relate because it is powered by coffee. The coffee grinders that are ranked all share high-quality construction qualities that will make them last throughout the years.”nnrnnnThe top coffee grinder went to the KRUPS 203-42 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder after a thorough review process. Quite a few consumers favor the KRUPS 203-42 Electric Spice and Coffee Grinder due to its quality build and the ability to grind not only coffee beans but other items like spices. The Krupps Coffee Grinder has a great design and would fit into any kitchen. For an entire review of the leading coffee grinders and to compare them side by side, please visit BestConsumerReviews.com online at:nnrnnn2014 Coffee Grinder Reviews – BestConsumerReviews.comnnrnnnAbout BestConsumerReviews.com rnnnBestConsumerReviews.com is a reviews website centered on providing the most current information to consumers. The analysts at BestConsumerReviews.com rank each product based on a group of features that are important to the consumer purchasing the product or service. BestConsumerReviews.com provides an experience to the consumer which makes it simple to determine which product is the best choice according to what is important to them. There are hundreds of independent reviews of consumer-based products and services available on BestConsumerReviews.com.

EPA to Announce Nearly $5 Million to Support Landmark Philadelphia Clean Water Plan

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce nearly $5 million in federal financial support for Philadelphia’s nationally-renowned Green City, Clean Waters plan to improve water quality and enhance the city’s neighborhoods and economy at 12:45 p.m on Tuesday, January 21.rnrnPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) January 19, 2014rnrnThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce nearly $5 million in federal financial support for Philadelphia’s nationally-renowned Green City, Clean Waters plan to improve water quality and enhance the city’s neighborhoods and economy. Officials in attendance will include Nancy Sutley, Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality; Bob Perciasepe, Deputy Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Shawn M. Garvin, EPA Regional Administrator; Ramona Trovato, Associate Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development; and Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter. The announcement takes place at the Fairmount Water Works, 640 Water Works Drive, Philadelphia, at 12:45 p.m.rnIn April 2012, EPA signed a partnership agreement with the City of Philadelphia to support the city’s long-term plan to use green infrastructure to help control polluted stormwater, reduce flooding and revitalize neighborhoods. The plan is considered a national model for cities embracing green stormwater infrastructure in urban environments.