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Saturday, July 04, 2015

Ismael Cala Chosen Best Lecturer on Leadership for 2014-2015

Ismael Cala Chosen Best Lecturer on Leadership for 2014-2015

MIAMI, July 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The well-known TV host and inspirational author Ismael Cala has been chosen Best Inspirational Speaker on Leadership for 2014-2015 by the Asociacion de Conferencistas Hispanos (Association of Hispanic Lecturers).

"Ismael Cala is a leader who puts his heart into his audience presentations, baring his soul in order to give it his all," said Francisco Yanez, president of the Asociacion de Conferencistas Hispanos. "He is a sensitive, charismatic and empathetic communicator who is tremendously faithful to his values."

Yanez said it was "an honor" to present the award to the CNN en Espanol host.

Cala told Yanez he greatly appreciated the recognition. "I began lecturing three years ago and it's been a dream come true. I still have a lot to share and learn. I'm deeply honored by this recognition from the Asociacion de Conferencistas Hispanos. It will motivate me to continue growing and innovating in the area of leadership and self-improvement," said Cala from Nicaragua, where he is scheduled to present his lecture "EsCALA a otro nivel" (Rise to Another Level) this Thursday.

On another note, Cala received an honorable mention this past weekend from The International Latino Book Awards for his book "Un buen hijo de P," in the category of Most Inspirational Book. The author was present to receive the award at a ceremony held in San Francisco.

This is the second time that Cala has been recognized by The International Latino Book Awards. The first occasion was for his book "El poder de escuchar" (The Power of Listening).

Ismael Cala, host of the show CALA in CNN en Espanol, has more than 25 years of media experience in Cuba, Canada, the United States and Mexico, notably at Televisa, Univision, TLN and AmericaTeve.

His books "El poder de escuchar" [The Power of Listening] (2013) and "Un buen hijo de P" (2014) have become best sellers in Latin America and the United States. Ismael directs the digital magazine "Cala 3.0" and publishes a weekly column in more than 25 newspapers and magazines.

Cala has received a number of awards, among them Iberoamerican Personality (Organization of Iberoamerican Journalists, 2014), the John Maxwell Leadership Award in media, and the Golden Palm Award of the National Circle of Journalists of Mexico.

The show CALA is broadcast on CNN en Espanol at 9:00pm (USA, ET). Follow him on Twitter: @cala and @calabienestar. And on

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Friday, July 03, 2015

FTD Celebrates Grateful Dead "Fare Thee Well" Tour With Tie-Dyed Roses

FTD Celebrates Grateful Dead "Fare Thee Well" Tour With Tie-Dyed Roses

FTD teamed with Peter Shapiro and Madison House Presents, handed out more than 100,000 roses at the two concerts

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill., July 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FTD® (Nasdaq: FTD), a leading online retailer of flowers and gifts, partnered with Peter Shapiro and Madison House Presents and gave Grateful Dead fans at the opening night of both the Chicago and Santa Clara Fare Thee Well concerts beautiful red roses and a special commemorative tag. In the spirit of the occasion and to show their appreciation to the loyal fans, FTD also handed out thousands of special FTD Tie-Dyed Roses.

Roses have become one of the most iconic symbols representing the Grateful Dead and are included in songs like "It Must Have Been the Roses" and "Ramble on Rose." FTD's colorful tie-dyed roses commemorate the legacy of the iconic band. As a gesture to the flower that has been such an integral part of the iconic band's image, FTD and Madison House Presents passed out nearly 100,000 roses in all.

"FTD is honored to help celebrate the 50(th) anniversary of the band by sharing our red and tie-dyed roses at the Fare Thee Well concerts. We hope the fans enjoyed the roses and commemorative keepsake as a tribute to the amazing legacy that the band has left," said FTD President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Apatoff, who was at the concert handing out roses to the fans.

The FTD Tie-Dyed Roses feature a beautiful mix of yellow, blue, green, purple or pink, and are available at

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FTD Companies, Inc. is a premier floral and gifting company. Through our diversified family of brands, we provide floral and gift products to consumers primarily in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. We also provide floral products and services to retail florists and other retail locations throughout these same geographies. FTD has been delivering flowers since 1910 and the highly-recognized FTD® and Interflora® brands are supported by the iconic Mercury Man® logo which is displayed in nearly 40,000 floral shops in approximately 150 countries. In addition to FTD and Interflora, our diversified portfolio of brands includes the following trademarks: ProFlowers, ProPlants, Shari's Berries, Personal Creations, Cherry Moon Farms, Flying Flowers, Flowers Direct, Drake Algar, Sincerely and FTD Companies, Inc. is headquartered in Downers Grove, Ill. For more information, please visit

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