Tuesday, December 13, 2016

12/13 PATRIK PETR, CRYSTALITE BOHEMIA, KELLY PAGE TEAMS UP WITH KODAK, JOE MINOSO, BE BURN AWARE CAMPAIGN, CHICAGO FIRE

PATRIK PETR - MANAGING DIRECTOR USA AT CRYSTALITE BOHEMIA

Crystalite Bohemia s. r. o. was established in October 2009 and, at present, it owns two production plants. The first one is the glass factory in Světlá nad Sázavou with fully automated production of beverage and decoration glass (the glass factory was established in 1967); the other is the Květná glass factory based in Strání (established in 1794) where glass is still manufactured manually even today and, in addition, the glass is decorated using various techniques. At present, the company has more than 800 employees working in the two production plants, generating a turnover of close to EUR 37.5 million per year. A vast majority of their products are headed abroad, as the company currently exports to more than 72 countries worldwide.

An environmentally friendly crystallite glass melt has been used for many years to manufacture the entire range of products, as it does not contain any lead compounds and, since recently, includes also titanium guaranteeing a greater resistance of the final product. This glass melt offers top-class parameters such as Czech crystal and high lifetime, and can also be washed in a dishwasher without the risk of grey fading. Products made of this material will thus be stronger, more resistant to a higher number of cycles in the dishwasher, with an improved light refraction and the glass is even more abrasion resistant.

Both plants work in synergy nowadays. In addition to the manufacturing, the Světlá plant accommodates also the commercial and administrative base of the entire company, while the Květná plant deals with decorations, engraving or grinding of both beverage and decoration glass not only from Květná itself, but also of glass made on the automatic lines in Světlá nad Sázavou.

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LIFESTYLE EXPERT AND BLOGGER KELLY PAGE TEAMS UP WITH KODAK TO SHOW PEOPLE SOME LAST-MINUTE WAYS TO PERSONALIZE GIFTS AND CARDS USING A SIMPLE APP
GET CREATIVE FOR THE HOLIDAYS BY TURNING SMARTPHONE IMAGES INTO LAST MINUTE CARDS & GIFTS

Just in time for those last-minute shoppers, Kelly Page will share her passion for creating the perfect customized greeting card, even if you think you’ve run out of time this holiday season. Find out how easy it is to create holiday cards or specialty gifts that will be cherished for years to come simply by using the KODAK MOMENTS App and print to retail option, so busy moms can grab their customized cards on the go.  Kelly is on a mission to help people free up those special pictures from their smartphones by turning them into cards, photobooks, ornaments and more. Discover why this app is the best for turning your memories into customized holiday greetings and gifts.

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ACTOR JOE MINOSO - BE BURN AWARE CAMPAIGN WITH SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN

Many Americans Do Not Practice Important Fire Safety Tips in Homes, Despite High Awareness

Shriners Hospitals for Children survey uncovers dangerous habits  that could put families at risk during holiday season

According to an independent survey commissioned by Shriners Hospitals for Children®, many do not follow key fire and burn safety tips during the holiday season, which can be the most dangerous time of year.

The national survey, conducted as part of the Shriners Hospitals for Children annual Be Burn Aware campaign, polled adults across the nation on their fire safety knowledge and practices. Although overall awareness was high, the survey revealed several gaps in action. The largest gap was associated with live Christmas trees, one of the most dangerous fire hazards in homes during this time of year. More than half of those surveyed said they do not water trees daily, even though nearly three-quarters of respondents were aware of the life-saving practice.*

Candle and cooking accidents account for a large portion of house fires and injuries, but the study revealed Americans are not taking simple steps to keep their homes safe. One-quarter of Americans surveyed said they leave lit candles unattended, and slightly more leave them in reach of children. The survey also found that two of the simplest prevention tips are often not followed in the kitchen – turning pot handles to the back of the stove and keeping a cookie sheet nearby to extinguish a fire.

THE SURVEY RESULTS ALSO SHOW:

  • 70 percent are aware that live Christmas trees should be watered daily, but only 45 percent actually do.
  • 25 percent leave lit candles unattended in their homes.
  • 27 percent leave lit candles within the reach of children. 
  • 47 percent do not keep a lid or cookie sheet nearby when cooking to extinguish a fire. 
  • 25 percent do not turn pot handles to the back of the stove and out of children’s reach.

To help reduce fires and burns, Shriners Hospitals for Children is spreading important prevention messages through its Be Burn Aware campaign. Public service announcements, featuring actor Joe Minoso from the NBC hit show Chicago Fire, urge families to take precautions like watering live Christmas trees daily to reduce fire risks. The hospital system also has activity books, tip cards and a five-minute online quiz to help families avoid holiday injuries at beburnaware.org.

About Shriners Hospitals for Children
Shriners Hospitals for Children is changing lives every day through innovative pediatric specialty care, world-class research and outstanding medical education. Our 22 locations in the United States, Canada and Mexico provide advanced care for children with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and relies on the generosity of donors. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. Learn more at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org.

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