BIG & FABULOUS Heads to Book Expo America May 31-June 2

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With 8 Awards in her pocket, Randi M Sherman sends her latest humor novel to the fair. BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles will be in NYC at BEA

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Award Winning novel, BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles by Randi M Sherman will be on display in booth #1657 at this year’s Book Expo in New York City, March 31-June 2.

Make a point of stopping by the Combined Book Exhibit (CBE) Booth # 1657 and/ or check out http://secure.combinedbook.com/big-fabulous_168284.html  and Friday’s Publishers Weekly ad.

Can’t make it to the Book Expo? Just go to www.randimshermanbooks.com

All rights are available for this contemporary and hilarious novel about Brenda Cankles, a plus size warrior who, unfazed by the enduring censure of society, she is determined to realize the fabulous life that she has always believed is her destiny.

The emphasis is on positive self-image as Sherman combines with her bold, funny insight and a bitingly smart character and this important message. Inside the covers of BIG & Fabulous, readers will find no shortage of acidly hilarious accounts of the highs and lows of living life in a big and fabulous body.

BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles is a winner!

2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Fiction Novel * 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival Winner * 2017 San Francisco Book Festival Winner * 2017 ABF International Book Award Finalist *2017 NIEA Finalist * 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist * 2017 Indie Press Award Distinguished Favorite * 2017 Paris Book Festival – and more to come

Visit www.randimshermanbooks.com  and contact info@randimshermanbooks.com . For rights information https://www.pubmatch.com/profile/21815/randi-m-sherman.html

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Summer Movies in the Park Schedule Announced

Pack some popcorn and gather up family and friends for Summer Movies in the Park. The fun, family-friendly – and free! – series officially kicks off this season with “Moana” at Waterfront Park on Friday, May 26.

Summer Movies in the Park, sponsored this year by Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Centers, will hold 137 movie screenings at 86 sites across the county including 22 County Parks.

Not only are the sites far and wide, but many are unique. Watch “Captain America: Civil War” from the USS Midway, “The Jungle Book” (2016) at the historic Los Penasquitos Adobe at Rancho Penasquitos County Park, “Finding Dory” at the Poway Swim Center and “Up” at the Horton Plaza Park.

The films are all rated G to PG-13. New films showing this year include “La La Land,” “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” “The LEGO Batman Movie” and “The Secret Life of Pets.” But don’t forget the classics.  Summer Movies in the Park will also screen “Beauty and the Beast” (1991), “The Princess Bride,” “The Sandlot,” “The Wizard of Oz” and “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.”

The series runs through Oct. 28, wrapping up with several Halloween-themed films.

Movies start 15 minutes after sunset but many locations offer arts and crafts, games and other fun activities such as live entertainment and food trucks for an hour or so beforehand. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring along blankets, chairs and snacks.

This is the 10th year that County Parks and Recreation and sponsor cities have coordinated the event. See the full schedule at Summer Movies in the Park. Contact hosting parks for additional information.

Winner of 7 Awards for Humor, BIG & Fabulous Heads to The Book Expo in NYC

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Look for BIG &Fabulous at the NYC Book Expo America May 31-June 2 Booth #1657

San Francsco, California (PRUnderground) May 23rd, 2017

Author Randi M Sherman’s latest award winning novel BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles will be on display at the NYC Book Expo America (BEA) in the Combine Book Expo (CBE) booth #1657.

2017’s Book Expo at the Javitz Center will be occurring May 31-June 2.

Check out all of Sherman’s award winning novels www.randimshermanbooks.com.

Dont miss Sherman’s latest: BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles.

The emphasis is on positive self-image as Sherman combines with her bold, funny insight and a bitingly smart character and this important message. Inside the covers of BIG & Fabulous, readers will find no shortage of acidly hilarious accounts of the highs and lows of living life in a big and fabulous body.

Meet Brenda Cankles. Imperfect, impervious and improving, Brenda Cankles is an unlikely heroine. Unfazed by the enduring censure of society, she is determined to realize the fabulous life that she has always believed is her destiny.

BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles is a winner!

2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Fiction Novel * 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival Winner * 2017 2017 San Francisco Book Festival Winner * 2017 NIEA Finalist * 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist * 2017 Indie Press Award Distinguished Favorite and 2017 Paris Book Festival – and more to come

Visit the Combined Book Exhibit booth #1657, www.randimshermanbooks.com or contact info@randimshermanbooks.com for additional information.

About Randi M Sherman Books

Winner of 7 Awards for Humor, BIG & Fabulous Heads to The Book Expo in NYC

Industry: Book Promotion

Look for BIG &Fabulous at the NYC Book Expo America May 31-June 2 Booth #1657

San Francsco, California (PRUnderground) May 23rd, 2017

Author Randi M Sherman’s latest award winning novel BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles will be on display at the NYC Book Expo America (BEA) in the Combine Book Expo (CBE) booth #1657.

2017’s Book Expo at the Javitz Center will be occurring May 31-June 2.

Check out all of Sherman’s award winning novels www.randimshermanbooks.com.

Dont miss Sherman’s latest: BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles.

The emphasis is on positive self-image as Sherman combines with her bold, funny insight and a bitingly smart character and this important message. Inside the covers of BIG & Fabulous, readers will find no shortage of acidly hilarious accounts of the highs and lows of living life in a big and fabulous body.

Meet Brenda Cankles. Imperfect, impervious and improving, Brenda Cankles is an unlikely heroine. Unfazed by the enduring censure of society, she is determined to realize the fabulous life that she has always believed is her destiny.

BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles is a winner!

2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award for Best Fiction Novel * 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival Winner * 2017 2017 San Francisco Book Festival Winner * 2017 NIEA Finalist * 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist * 2017 Indie Press Award Distinguished Favorite and 2017 Paris Book Festival – and more to come

Visit the Combined Book Exhibit booth #1657, www.randimshermanbooks.com or contact info@randimshermanbooks.com for additional information.

About Randi M Sherman Books

PROVINCE ADVISES EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS WEEK NOW UNDERWAY

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The Emergency Management and Public Safety Division of Manitoba Infrastructure has announced Emergency Preparedness Week – EP Week – is underway across Canada.

This year’s theme is ‘Plan. Prepare. Be aware.’  It highlights the importance of having a family plan and emphasizes the need to keep up to date on current weather conditions.  The national campaign points out that disaster resilience begins at home and EP Week is meant to encourage Canadians to know the risks and be prepared to take action to protect themselves and their families during emergencies.

Manitoba Emergency Measures Office (EMO) has staff in place at Ontario’s Provincial Emergency Operation Centre to support flood-fighting efforts in that province.  The placement is through an agreement for inter-provincial and territorial emergency management assistance.

Manitoba EMO also noted the province will be conducting a test of the Alert Ready public alerting system at 1:55 p.m. today.  Alert Ready is the national emergency alert system that notifies residents immediately of potentially life-threatening events.  It delivers alerts to the public by television, radio and websites during emergencies such as tornadoes, floods and biohazards.

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Forbes Names Kronos a Best Employer for 3rd Consecutive Year

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Kronos Incorporated today announced it has been named by Forbes as one of America’s Best Employers for the third consecutive year and as one of America’s top 15 places to work in IT, Internet, Software & Services on its America’s Best Midsize Employers list.

News Facts

  • The Forbes America’s Best Midsize Employers ranking honors employers with 1,000 to 5,000 employees based on an independent survey conducted by Statista.com.
  • The survey was conducted among 30,000 American employees – 84 percent full-timers – working for large firms or institutions. Willingness to recommend one’s own employer was the most important metric of the Forbes assessment, while a secondary dimension asked respondents to name good or bad employers in sectors and industries besides their own. The mix of respondents (gender, age, region, educational level, and ethnicity) is representative of the overall U.S. workforce.
  • Kronos has been widely recognized as an employer of choice based on its unique WorkInspired corporate culture. Recent distinctions include:

Supporting Quotes

  • David Almeda, chief people officer, Kronos

    “Our employees at Kronos – my fellow Kronites – are an incredible strategic weapon for our company. Their spirit of inspiration and innovation create an atmosphere where we work collaboratively and respectfully with each other, to support colleagues and our customers as members of one big team. We’re honored to be listed on Forbes’ Best Employers list once again because it reaffirms that Kronites are proud to work at our company and happy to recommend Kronos as a place to work.”

Supporting Resources

About Kronos Incorporated

Kronos is a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos industry-centric workforce applications are purpose-built for businesses, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and government agencies of all sizes. Tens of thousands of organizations — including half of the Fortune 1000® — and more than 40 million people in over 100 countries use Kronos every day. Visit www.kronos.com. Kronos: Workforce Innovation That Works.

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Wizard World, Bloody-Disgusting.com to Launch Horror Fest in Philadelphia in June

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Los Angeles, 2017-May-10 — /EPR Network/ — Horror fans across the country are in for a treat as Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB:WIZD) and Bloody-Disgusting (www.bloody-disgusting.com), the most trafficked horror site on the Web, are teaming to present the Wizard World Horror Fest, held in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Cons in select cities, beginning in Philadelphia, June 1-4 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

Programmed by Josh Goldbloom, founder and artistic director of The Awesome Fest, with whom Wizard World has previously collaborated on the Bruce Campbell Horror Film Festival and Brad Miska (co-founder of Bloody-Disgusting), the tour will feature special guests Q&A’s, horror icons, film premieres, repertory event screenings, meet & greets with actors, writers and directors and more.

Wizard World Horror Fest weekend all access passes are now available at a cost of $50 at http://wizd.me/WWHFPhila with individual screenings and ticket prices to be announced later. Additionally, all Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia weekend (4-day) and VIP ticketholders will have full access to all Wizard World Horror Fest events.

“The launch of the Wizard World Horror Fest signals a new destination for fans of the genre at many of our Wizard World shows,” said John D. Maatta, Wizard World President & CEO. “They will have the opportunity to celebrate the great history of horror by meeting some of the all-time greats and viewing classic films, while keeping up with the latest developments and experiencing the fabulous, creative work that is a hallmark of this vibrant entertainment form.”

Kicking off on Thursday, June 1st & running through the 4th, the lineup for the first stop, Philadelphia, will include anniversary screenings of BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER with special guest Kristy Swanson, THE MONSTER SQUAD with stars Andre Gower & Ryan Lambert, and perhaps the very best screening of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS of all time!

On Saturday, June 3rd at Underground Arts, the festival will host the ultimate DREAM WARRIORS celebration including a live commentary & Q&A with franchise star Heather Langenkamp followed by a very special acoustic show from Don Dokken, lead singer of the iconic rock band Dokken, who performed the infamous hit single “Dream Warriors” on the film’s soundtrack. Fans can expect many more surprises & special guests throughout the evening. Tickets for this show are $20 and go on sale at 1 p.m., available by following this link: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1486310.

The festival will also host the U.S. Premiere of DARK SIGNAL executive produced by Neil Marshall (GAME OF THRONES, THE DESCENT), and the Philadelphia Premieres of SUPER DARK TIMES (straight from its celebrated Tribeca Film Festival screening), FOUND FOOTAGE 3D (winner of the jury prize at Bruce Campbell’s Horror Film Festival), & IFC Midnight’s 68 KILL starring CRIMINAL MINDS Matthew Gray Gubler, which received its world premiere at the 2017 SXSW Film Festival.

Stay tuned for more screenings, events, special guests and panels which will be announced in the coming days.

Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Kids 10 and under are admitted free with paid adult.

Wizard World Comic Con is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor and participate in the famed Wizard World Costume Contest on Saturday evening.

Official Selections:

Single tickets schedule will be released on Wednesday, May 17th. All access badges are on sale now for just $50.

BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (1992)

D: Fran Rubel Kuzui | W: Joss Whedon

A flighty teenage cheerleader learns that she is her generation’s destined battler of vampires.

THE MONSTER SQUAD (1987)

D: Fred Dekker | W: Shane Black, Fred Dekker

A young group of monster fanatics attempt to save their hometown from Count Dracula and his monsters.

NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (1987)

D: Chuck Russell | W: Wes Craven, Bruce Wagner, Frank Darabont, Chuck Russell

Survivors of undead serial killer Freddy Krueger – who stalks his victims in their dreams – learn to take control of their own dreams in order to fight back.

DARK SIGNAL (2017)

D: Edward Evers-Swindell | W: Edward Evers-Swindell, Antony Jones

The spirit of a murdered girl returns with the message for the staff of a local radio station.

68 KILL (2017)

D: Trent Haaga | W: Trent Haaga

A hard-working man’s inability to say no to beautiful women gets him in trouble when he agrees to steal $68,000.

SUPER DARK TIMES (2017)

D: Kevin Phillips | Ben Collins, Luke Piotrowski

The ’90s-set feature follows two teenage boys as they attempt to cover up a gruesome accident.

FOUND FOOTAGE 3D (2017)

D: Steven DeGennaro | W: Steven DeGennaro

A group of filmmakers sets out to make the first 3D found footage horror movie, but find themselves IN a found footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes into their behind-the-scenes footage.

About Bloody Disgusting

Brad Miska and Tom Owen formed the horror lifestyle website Bloody-Disgusting.com back in 2001. The site has since become the most trafficked genre destination in the world and has tackled both distribution and production of feature films. BD is widely recognized as the leader in horror genre sites, and have become a household name after being quoted by numerous box office hits, named a top site by Entertainment Weekly in their print magazine, and giving birth to the V/H/S anthology franchise and its spinoff, SiREN. The entertainment site covers all things horror, from movies to television, music, video games and comics, and has distributed dozens of films through their BD Selects label.

About Wizard World (OTCBB: WIZD)

Wizard World, Inc. (www.wizardworld.com) produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop culture: movies, television, gaming, live entertainment, comics, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming and entertainment takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched ComicConBox™ (www.comicconbox.com), a premium subscription-based monthly box service, SocialCon™ (www.socialcon.com), Wizard World Horror Fest and Wizard World Touring. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services.

The 2017 Wizard World convention schedule is available at: http://www.wizardworld.com/comiccon.

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Bow Group’s David Starkey to speak at this year’s Lincoln Book Festival

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Historian, author and broadcaster David Starkey is the first headline speaker to be announced in the line-up for this year’s Lincoln Book Festival.

The end of the Wars of the Roses will come under the spotlight when David speaks on the evening of Wednesday, September 27 at Lincoln Drill Hall as part of the week-long annual literary festival, which celebrates the best of historical fiction and non-fiction.


Read more at http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/first-headline-announced-for-lincoln-book-festival/story-30309942-detail/story.html#eGgOBSgT519L5koz.99

This year Lincoln commemorates the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and David Starkey’s talk will explore the theme of Decisive Battles by examining another momentous military confrontation that shaped the course of English history, the 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field.

The infamous battle, when King Richard III was killed and the rebel earl of Richmond crowned Henry VII, ended the Wars of the Roses and the centuries-long reign of the Plantagenets. Like the Battle of Lincoln two centuries earlier, it is considered one of the most significant moments in English history.

Lincoln Book Festival Trust chairman Phil Hamlyn Williams said: „Lincoln Book Festival has a proud record of bringing the biggest names in history writing and historical fiction to our wonderful city and we’re delighted to announce David Starkey will be returning as the first headline speaker confirmed for the 2017 festival.

The theme of decisive battles fits wonderfully with the commemorations marking 800 years of the Battle of Lincoln and we are sure our audiences will greatly enjoy his analysis of how pivotal battles like Bosworth have determined the winners and losers of English history.

David Starkey CBE is a well-known TV and radio personality, and the author of many books including Elizabeth; Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII and Monarchy: England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors.

Lincoln Book Festival 2017 takes place from September 25 to 30 at venues across Lincoln.

This year’s festival will be inviting visitors to Go Gothic by celebrating the Gothic in all its glory. From the genre-defining literature of Walpole, Shelley and the Brontës, to the real histories of medieval valour, conflict and intrigue that inspired them, through to modern day phenomena such as the Twilight saga and the Steampunk movement, Gothic continues to inspire and excite readers of all ages today with its heady mix of mystery, horror, magic and romance.

The full Lincoln Book Festival 2017 programme will be published this summer. For the latest, visit.

Tickets for David Starkey’s appearance are priced from £16 and go on sale June 5 via the Lincoln Drill Hall box office by calling 01522 873894.


Read more at http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/first-headline-announced-for-lincoln-book-festival/story-30309942-detail/story.html#eGgOBSgT519L5koz.99

 

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By Dawn Hinsley

Read original at: http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/first-headline-announced-for-lincoln-book-festival/story-30309942-detail/story.html

 

Historian, author and broadcaster David Starkey is the first headline speaker to be announced in the line-up for this year’s Lincoln Book Festival.

The end of the Wars of the Roses will come under the spotlight when David speaks on the evening of Wednesday, September 27 at Lincoln Drill Hall as part of the week-long annual literary festival, which celebrates the best of historical fiction and non-fiction.


Read more at http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/first-headline-announced-for-lincoln-book-festival/story-30309942-detail/story.html#eGgOBSgT519L5koz.99

This year Lincoln commemorates the 800th anniversary of the Battle of Lincoln and David Starkey’s talk will explore the theme of Decisive Battles by examining another momentous military confrontation that shaped the course of English history, the 1485 Battle of Bosworth Field.

The infamous battle, when King Richard III was killed and the rebel earl of Richmond crowned Henry VII, ended the Wars of the Roses and the centuries-long reign of the Plantagenets. Like the Battle of Lincoln two centuries earlier, it is considered one of the most significant moments in English history.

Lincoln Book Festival Trust chairman Phil Hamlyn Williams said: „Lincoln Book Festival has a proud record of bringing the biggest names in history writing and historical fiction to our wonderful city and we’re delighted to announce David Starkey will be returning as the first headline speaker confirmed for the 2017 festival.

„The theme of decisive battles fits wonderfully with the commemorations marking 800 years of the Battle of Lincoln and we are sure our audiences will greatly enjoy his analysis of how pivotal battles like Bosworth have determined the winners and losers of English history.”

David Starkey CBE is a well-known TV and radio personality, and the author of many books including Elizabeth; Six Wives: The Queens of Henry VIII and Monarchy: England and Her Rulers from the Tudors to the Windsors.

Lincoln Book Festival 2017 takes place from September 25 to 30 at venues across Lincoln.

This year’s festival will be inviting visitors to Go Gothic by celebrating the Gothic in all its glory. From the genre-defining literature of Walpole, Shelley and the Brontës, to the real histories of medieval valour, conflict and intrigue that inspired them, through to modern day phenomena such as the Twilight saga and the Steampunk movement, Gothic continues to inspire and excite readers of all ages today with its heady mix of mystery, horror, magic and romance.

The full Lincoln Book Festival 2017 programme will be published this summer. For the latest, visit.

Tickets for David Starkey’s appearance are priced from £16 and go on sale June 5 via the Lincoln Drill Hall box office by calling 01522 873894.


Read more at http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/first-headline-announced-for-lincoln-book-festival/story-30309942-detail/story.html#eGgOBSgT519L5koz.99

 

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IMPROVED SAFETY AND TRAVEL TIMES ALONG WINNIPEG’S WAVERLEY AND TAYLOR STREETS THANKS TO GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP

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Modern and efficient community infrastructure like roads and bridges contributes to a high quality of life by helping connect people to jobs, supporting local businesses, and ensuring Canadians spend less time on the road and more time with their families.

Today, the Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations, joined Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman to officially break ground on the Waverley Street Underpass project.

The $155-million, multi-faceted project includes the replacement of the existing at-grade railway crossing at Waverley Street and Taylor Avenue with an underpass. The project also includes the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Waverley Street as well as the widening of Taylor Avenue between Waverley Street and Lindsay Street to four lanes. Once completed, the project will improve traffic safety, mobility and capacity, as well as enhance pedestrian and cycling opportunities.

To keep traffic moving while the underpass is built, a four-lane detour road is now under construction. In addition, several other portions of the project will get underway in the spring and fall of 2017 including a rail detour, pedestrian and cycling detour, Grant Avenue and Waverley Street intersection improvements and the rehabilitation of Waverley Street between Mathers and Grant Avenues.

The Waverley Underpass project is expected to open by the end of 2019 with some minor work such as landscaping continuing into 2020.

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“Our government is working with our partners, the Province of Manitoba and the City of Winnipeg to ensure we make smart infrastructure investments that help grow the middle class, make our cities safer and more livable. Investment in Winnipeg’s road infrastructure is crucial, and the Waverley Street Underpass project will help improve traffic flow and increase safety for everyone.” — The Honourable Jim Carr, Minister of Natural Resources, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“We are proud to work with our federal and municipal partners to invest in strategic transportation infrastructure. These types of investments create jobs and promote economic growth in our region while fostering stronger, more sustainable communities where Manitobans can live and work. When completed, the Waverley Underpass will alleviate traffic flow issues resulting in a more efficient flow of both people and goods.” — The Honourable Eileen Clarke, Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations

“Today’s sod-turning on the Waverley Underpass marks an important milestone towards improving the flow of traffic in this part of the City. As Winnipeg grows towards one million people, it is crucial to have a transportation system that is efficient at moving people and investments like this position Winnipeg to handle steady growth into the future.” — Brian Bowman, Mayor of the City of Winnipeg

Quick Facts

  • The governments of Canada and Manitoba are each contributing up to $45.9 million to this project through the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects.

  • The City of Winnipeg will cover the balance of the costs for this $155-million project. CN is also contributing $9.5 million to the City’s share of the project.

  • Approximately 30,000 vehicles and between 35 and 40 trains pass through this rail crossing on a daily basis.

  • The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

  • Budget 2017 proposes over $10.1 billion in trade and transportation projects across Canada. This amount includes $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.

Associated links

Federal infrastructure investments in Manitoba can be found at:
www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/mb-eng.html.

Information on the new Building Canada Fund’s Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-National and Regional Projects can be found at:
www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html.

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Brenda Cankles is Big. She’s Fabulous! She’s a Winner!

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BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles has been named Winner of the 2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the category of Best Novel.

San Francisco (PRUnderground) May 3rd, 2017

Winner of the 2017 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in the category of Best Novel, BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles has also been honored an award in the 2017 Los Angeles Book Festival and it’s just the beginning of awards season.

If 2016 was any indication for author Randi Sherman, she is going to have to make room on her trophy shelf for BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles. Last year, Sherman’s hilarious The Lobby about the comings and goings and most comedic intersections of guests, staff and long term residents in an elegant San Francisco hotel lobby, claimed seventeen awards for Humor and humor fiction. Readers loved the fifty inter connected stories, as they took place in a single twenty-four hour period and in just one location.

This year, readers meet Brenda Cankles in Sherman’s latest novel, BIG & Fabulous, The Life and Times of Brenda Cankles – a truly entertaining story, strongly written, insightful and bitingly smart. Inside its covers, readers will find no shortage of acidly hilarious accounts of the highs and lows of living life in a big and fabulous body.

“This book is as satisfying as a pint of Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Therapy. If you’ve ever felt marvelous in a mediocre world this book is for you.”

Imperfect, impervious and improving, Brenda Cankles is an unlikely heroine. Unfazed by the enduring censure of society, she is determined to realize the fabulous life that she has always believed is her destiny.

“Big & Fabulous is one of those rare books that makes you smile as you’re reading, and then sigh a bit as you turn the last page.” — Readers Favorite, 5 Stars

“I loved getting to know Brenda Merle Cankles … she’s definitely one of the most interesting — and fabulous — characters I’ve encountered, both in fiction and in real life.”

Available from all favorite online booksellers. All rights and options are available www.randimshermanbooks.com or info@randimshermanbooks.com

About Randi M Sherman Books