Thursday, July 27, 2017

Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association Will Award Scholarships at Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs

(New Orleans, La.) – Louisiana Cup Day will take place Saturday, August 5, at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs in Bossier City, La. The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will award two (2) scholarships, each valued at $1,000, during the event.   

The drawings will be between the fifth and sixth races. The races begin at 3:15 p.m. and the student must be there to register between 2:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. at the designated registration booth.   

The requirements for the scholarship are as follows: 

  • Must be a college student enrolled full-time for Fall 2017.
  • Must be in good standing with the college or university.
  • Must be present at the drawing location to win.
  • Must have university ID number or Social Security number.

The scholarship will be deposited directly into the student's account at the college or university. The student is asked to know the name and address of the college that they are attending.   

"The Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association is pleased to continue making an investment in the future of our state by investing in the education process," said Roger Heitzmann, secretary/treasurer for the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association.   The Louisiana Cup Day annual event features seven stakes races for Louisiana-bred horses and total purse money of $360,000. The highlight of the evening will be the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude for 3-year-olds competing at 1-1/16 miles.   

Louisiana Cup Juvenile
2 Y.O. LA-Bred Six Furlongs $50,000

Louisiana Cup Juvenile Fillies
2 Y.O. Fillies LA-Bred Six Furlongs $50,000 

Louisiana Cup Filly and Mare Sprint 
3 Y.O. & Up F&M LA-Bred Six Furlongs $50,000

Louisiana Cup Sprint
3 Y.O. & Up LA-Bred Six Furlongs $50,000

Louisiana Cup Turf Classic 
3 Y.O. & Up LA-Bred 1m 1/16 (Turf) $50,000

Louisiana Cup Distaff 
3 Y.O. & up F&M, LA-Bred 1m 1/16 (Turf) $50,000

Super Derby Prelude
3 Y.O. LA-Bred 1m 1/16 (Turf) $60,000    

For more information please call 1-800-772-1195 or visit   

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Many Roads to Retirement.

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April 17, 2017


The lure of travel, to see all you can see is on the bucket list of many if not all retirees.  Basking on the white beaches of Florida, exploring Alaska’s wild frontiers, experiencing different cultures and festivals, tasting foods from different regions, learning about history and meeting real people from every walk of life.  The question is – how do I afford to do this?

Meet recreational vehicle (RV) owners Leonard and Cherry Stokes of Columbia, South Carolina -- a perfect example of what the roads to retirement have meant for many. Leonard retired as a mechanical engineer who constructed nuclear power stations and then became a traveling diesel engine diagnostics trainer and Cherry is a retired elementary school teacher who later worked as an early childhood educator at a local community college. Both wanted more from their retirement, and seeking their dreams in their fifth wheel trailer, aching for an experience on a grander scale, they signed up for a Fantasy RV Tour to Alaska.

Even for experienced, well-seasoned RVers, planning a journey to Alaska is a large undertaking. Thankfully, there are experienced wagon masters and tour companies who specialize in helping fellow RVers make this (and other adventures) possible. Wagon master, a term used since 1645, has been defined by Miriam Webster as: ‘a person hired to be in charge of one or more wagons in a caravan’. Today, wagon master is a term used in the RV industry, loosely describing an individual (or more likely a couple) responsible for an organized group traveling on an RV tour also known as a caravan.

The Stokes’ chose to travel with wagon masters from Fantasy RV Tours to explore Alaska, which led to their newest calling to become wagon masters themselves. Ever since that maiden voyage, Leonard and Cherry have been leading organized RV tours to Alaska, the Canadian Maritime Provinces, along both the Atlantic and Pacific Coasts and to many world-renowned festivals across the United States, including the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, Mardi Gras and the Kentucky Derby. They have no regrets and have not stopped to look back. “Watching our guests on tour is a lot like Christmas morning.  The exploration of new destinations and cultures -- it’s like opening those anticipated gifts under the tree,” says Cherry. “It’s a phenomenal experience to spend quality time with people as they discover this wonderful world.”

The road to retirement for the 59 Travel Ambassador [wagon master and tail gunner] couples who work with Fantasy RV Tours is not all glorious travel. “This is a lot of responsibility — rewarding and joy filled, but it’s no walk in the park either,” says Nel Filliger, founder and CEO of Fantasy RV Tours. “We are so fortunate to have Ambassador couples who have completed training, are skilled to lead and manage tours, and at the same time enjoy this wonderful RV lifestyle.”  After Basic Training and CPR Certification, the Travel Ambassadors are required to attend advanced training courses at least every other year and maintain their certifications.
With more than 50 RV Caravans and Rallies that creatively cover North American history, culture, cuisine, wildlife and nature, the wagon masters enjoy sharing their knowledge and experiences on one or two tours each year and make enough money to cover most of their travel costs.

Is the wagon master job worth it?  According to Stacey Rabung, Operations Manager at Fantasy, it definitely can be.  “If you value wonderful times, exploring new places, and sharing your experiences – then yes, you’ll be rich with memories and new friends as a Travel Ambassadors,” she said.

Caravan travel, like wagon masters, has been around for many years. Today, there is a much more independent and rewarding nature to this travel style. Guests are provided with turn by turn travel instructions with interesting venues to enjoy between destinations. The wagon master travels early and the tail gunner will follow the planned route a few hours behind, so that guests can enjoy a leisurely day of travel and exploration knowing their campsite is secured and waiting for their arrival. Should they experience any difficulties on the road, help is not far behind.  Once in camp, the wagon masters often plan and organize various activities.

Wagon masters take on the responsibility for groups of people who are driving large vehicles in unfamiliar territories and who are often out of their personal comfort zones.  These individuals make sure that campgrounds and venues are ready to accommodate the group, that tour buses are on schedule, that restaurants and catered meals are ready and most of all that the guests are having a good time. Before the tour, they often spend weeks making preparations and communicating with their group, and when the tour ends, they must balance their budgets and submit their reports.

Although this job may not be for everyone, it is a rewarding example of fulfilling the dreams of travel, experience, culture and friendship – all the experiences enjoyed by the guests who travel.  And these experiences and responsibilities help keep these ambitious characters active, alert and moving down the road.
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, Fantasy RV Tours strives to make RV travel exceptional. As the undisputed leader in the industry, we are not content resting on what we’ve accomplished, but continue to strive for excellence for ourselves, our industry and our guests. We are a team of problem solvers who like to share our experiences with others.  For more information on the tours or joining the Fantasy WagonMaster program, visit

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Spring is in the air at Spa Mizan!

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017


March 01, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                       February 28, 2017
Media Contact:
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Youngsville, Louisiana – RedHawk Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: IDNG) (“RedHawk” or the “Company”) announced today that EcoGen Europe Limited (“EcoGen”) has commenced the process of selling its branded generic pharmaceutical drugs to a Clinical Commissioning Group (“CCG”). Initial deliveries of EcoGen’s branded generics to this first CCG are expected to commence during March 2017. There are currently 212 CCG’s and the Company believes more CCG’s will begin taking delivery of EcoGen’s branded generics in the coming months.
CCG’s are organizations set up in the United Kingdom by the National Health Service (“NHS”) to organize the delivery of NHS services throughout England. They are clinically led groups that include all general practitioners in their geographic area. The aim of this structure is to give general practitioners and other clinicians the power to influence commissioning decisions for their patients. CCG’s are overseen by the NHS and operate by commissioning or buying healthcare services including pharmaceuticals, elective hospital care, rehabilitation care, urgent and emergency care and most community health services. CCG’s work with patients and healthcare professionals in partnership with local communities and authorities.
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About RedHawk Holdings Corp.
RedHawk Holdings Corp., formerly Independence Energy Corp., is a diversified holding company which, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in sales and distribution of medical devices, sales of branded generic pharmaceutical drugs, commercial real estate investment and leasing, sales of point of entry full-body security systems, and specialized financial services. Through its medical products business unit, the Company sells WoundClot Surgical - Advanced Bleeding Control, the Sharps and Needle Destruction Device (SANDD™), the Carotid Artery Digital Non-Contact Thermometer and Zonis®. Its real estate leasing revenues are generated from various commercial properties under long-term lease. Additionally, RedHawk’s real estate investment unit holds limited liability company interest in various commercial restoration projects in Hawaii. The Company’s financial service revenue is from brokerage services earned in connection with debt placement services. RedHawk Energy holds the exclusive U.S. manufacturing and distribution rights for the Centri Controlled Entry System, a unique, closed cabinet, nominal dose transmission full body x-ray scanner.
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Wednesday, February 22, 2017