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Houston’s Persona Medical Spa Becomes Premiere Diamond Practice With Allergan

(HOUSTON, TX) — Celebrating diamonds and beauty is what Persona Medical Spa is known for and on Friday, July 28, the renowned spa will toast their new status with Allergan Cosmetics with an exclusive ‘Diamond Party.’

The Diamond Party; 3 pm to 4 pm will include exclusive discounts on select services and products while enjoying an open bar, and light bites. Persona Medical Spa team members will offer key educational information on products and services.

Our team of experienced aestheticians are extremely excited to celebrate this special evening with the Houston Community,” said Kathi Jones, President, and CEO at Persona Medical Spa.

“Women and men that are seeking state of the art cosmetic treatments like body contouring and anti-aging treatments should attend the Diamond Party on July 28; to see what we have to offer.”

This event will have information and exclusive discounts on Injectables, Coolsculpting, and Products. Persona will also be raffling Botox injections, Coolsculpt treatments, and Skincare packages.

Persona Medical Spa offers cutting edge treatments that are proven by research, FDA approved, and are widely published in medical literature and are also peer endorsed.

Under the guidance of the onsite physician, Stanley C. Jones M.D., Persona Medical Spa is guaranteed to provide the highest level of quality. In a constantly changing field, Dr. Jones’ is persistent with clinical updates and provides invaluable experience in cosmetic medicine.

Houston Press Reporter Robbed At Gunpoint In Montrose

Houston Press' Meagan Flynn (photo courtesy of Meagan Flynn Twitter @meagan_flynn)

A Houston Press reporter was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in Montrose by a group of teenage boys.


HOUSTON, Tx. Sept. 21 — A respected Houston Press Investigative Reporter was robbed at gunpoint in the Montrose community by a group of teenage boys. The suspects managed to get the Reporter’s computer, cell phone, and purse before fleeing the scene.

Meagan Flynn, of the Houston Press found herself on the opposite side of the news after leaving Campesino coffeehouse at the corner of Waugh Drive and Missouri Street.

Flynn managed to get back to the coffeehouse unharmed and called police. Her description of the suspects allowed the Montrose Patrol to quickly identify the fleeing vehicle. Houston Police pursued in a chase that trailed from Montrose into the Heights, after a brief foot chase, the suspects were captured.

“I had always thought I would be a fighter; that, if not by overpowering an attacker with strength, I would with smarts: strategically elbowing him in the gut, strategically kicking him in the nuts,” Flynn describes in a self-published article on the Houston Press website.

City of Houston, Mayor, Honor LGBT Community

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Declares Day For LGBT Community To Be Honored
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Declares Day For LGBT Community To Be Honored

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Declares Day For LGBT Community To Be Honored!

HOUSTONDEC 6 — The City of Houston announced they will honor the LGBTQ+ community by declaring Monday, December 12, 2016 as FACE Awards Day in the city and surrounding areas leading up to the evenings 5th annual award show, the states largest annual show honoring the LGBTQ+ community.

The L.G.B.T.Q.+ community and its allies work hard in the pursuit of special causes by working hard as volunteers, passing laws as politicians or opening a new business in the community. The L.G.B.T.Q.+ community is comprised of individuals that are doing their part in Houston pursuing equality,” in part the official city proclamation reads and signed by Houston Mayor, Sylvester Turner. This years award show is presented by Avenue 360 Health & Wellness, formally Houston Area Community Services and Bering Omega, and presented by Smirnoff Vodka.

“On December 12, 2016, L.G.B.T.Q.+ heroes will be honored for their dedication and commitments for the past year with the First Achievers in Community Excellence (F.A.C.E.) Awards, celebrating with the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community, its allies and the entire city of Houston,” the document continues. Over the past four years, many of Houston elected officials have supported the event including the newly elected Mayor.

“The City of Houston commends all those receiving a F.A.C.E. Award and the rest of the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community heroes for their commitment to enhancing the quality of life of the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community and extends best wishes for continued success,” the official proclamation rounds off with.

The FACE Awards will be held on Monday, December 12, 2016 in Montrose. It is a free event to attend, and the community is invited to celebrate our heroes.

To learn more information please visit www.faceawards.org.

 

 

Jack’d App Improves Location Security

Jack'd App Improves Location Security

(NEW YORK) — In response to rising LGBT hate crimes since the 2016 US Election, the gay dating app Jack’d has heightened security with new features including one that blurs the GPS of its members.

“The blurring feature was originally created as a tool to protect gay men in countries such as Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt that have a history of violence against the gay community,” explains Alon Rivel, Director of Global Marketing at Jack’d.

Jackd-App-Improves-Location-Security-About-Magazine-1024x853 Jack'd  App Improves Location Security“Since the 2016 election, however, there has been a surge in bullying and hate crimes against the LGBTQ community in the US.  As a result, a growing number of gay men here want to increase their privacy and keep their locations private, too.”

Before the launch of the blurring feature, Jack’d had disabled location sharing in countries where homosexuality was illegal.  The blurring now allows these men to safely use GPS technology to find nearby men.  It adds a rounding error to the member’s coordinates so that other men are given a general idea of their whereabouts without pinpointing their exact location.  Even Jack’d’ servers do not know the exact location of members.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the U.S. can be unsafe for gay men as hate crimes against LGBTQ people in greater Los Angeles area has increased 24.5% since the election.  In a story from Bloomberg news, published in February, the NYPD cites the election as a major factor in increased anti-LGBTQ incidents in New York City.

Similarly, the Washington Blade published a story in March on its city’s annual bias-related crime report.  It revealed the number of anti-LGBTQ hate crimes in Washington DC had increased 59 percent in 2016.   And in Boston, the number of reported hate crimes and bigoted actions against the LGBTQ community last year surpassed those aimed at Muslims, Jews, Latinos, and Asians combined.  According to the Boston Globe, Boston Police Department figures indicate that the LGBTQ community is the top target for hate acts in its city and it is a trend that appears to be persisting.

“The world will live in is still not LGBTQ tolerant and with 70% of our users being young millennials, we have to be proactive in protecting their privacy,” says Rivel.
For more information, visit http://www.jackdapp.com.