New Comedy Zeroes In on Soaring Tuition Rates

(NewsUSA) – Tuition rates have been on an upward climb since the late 1980s, but neither average income nor the amount of financial aid available can keep up. As a result, lower- and middle-class families are having a tougher time forking out the cash for tuition rates.The increasing disparity between income levels and the price of higher learning has led to incredible amounts of student debt. Families are encouraging students to look at two-year degrees and community colleges to cut costs. According to the Department of Education, enrollment in two-year colleges has risen over the past decade and dropped in four-year institutions.Soaring tuition rates and massive student debt are attracting much discussion in the public forum. While the film industry loves college movies, it hasn’t really broached this somewhat tender subject -; until now. From the creators of “American Pie” comes a new adult-rated comedy called “The Pool Boys.”In a desperate attempt to earn a scholarship to pay for his elite Harvard education, one character (Brett Davern) joins his pool boy, drop-out cousin (Matthew Lillard) to start an escort service. An exquisite mansion happens to fall into their hands, and the pair find the perfect location to create an upscale brothel.Complete with dominatrices, scantily clad “escorts” and cameos from Tom Arnold, “The Pool Boys” is a recipe for adventure. The smart comedy explores the lengths people travel to pay for college when financial aid is cut despite rising tuition. Davern’s character must exploit women to afford his Ivy League degree and become a successful adult. The irony is certainly not lost, it’s potently rich.The film opened as a special engagement on Sept. 30 followed by a second special engagement on Oct. 7, a nudge that pushes the issue of climbing tuition rates onto the national agenda even more. The film is available to watch instantly on 43 million remote controls in North America, on Cable Teleco and Satellite “On Demand” channels.Employers are demanding post-secondary education, but since many middle-class adults can’t afford college rates, unemployment numbers remain dangerously high. See the trailer and all “now playing” locations at www.ThePoolBoysMovie.com.

New Comedy Zeroes In on Soaring Tuition Rates

(NewsUSA) – Tuition rates have been on an upward climb since the late 1980s, but neither average income nor the amount of financial aid available can keep up. As a result, lower- and middle-class families are having a tougher time forking out the cash for tuition rates.The increasing disparity between income levels and the price of higher learning has led to incredible amounts of student debt. Families are encouraging students to look at two-year degrees and community colleges to cut costs. According to the Department of Education, enrollment in two-year colleges has risen over the past decade and dropped in four-year institutions.Soaring tuition rates and massive student debt are attracting much discussion in the public forum. While the film industry loves college movies, it hasn’t really broached this somewhat tender subject -; until now& From the creators of "American Pie" comes a new adult-rated comedy called "The Pool Boys."In a desperate attempt to earn a scholarship to pay for his elite Harvard education, one character (Brett Davern) joins his pool boy, drop-out cousin (Matthew Lillard) to start an escort service. An exquisite mansion happens to fall into their hands, and the pair find the perfect location to create an upscale brothel.Complete with dominatrices, scantily clad "escorts" and cameos from Tom Arnold, "The Pool Boys" is a recipe for adventure. The smart comedy explores the lengths people travel to pay for college when financial aid is cut despite rising tuition. Davern’s character must exploit women to afford his Ivy League degree and become a successful adult. The irony is certainly not lost, it’s potently rich.The film opened as a special engagement on Sept. 30 followed by a second special engagement on Oct. 7, a nudge that pushes the issue of climbing tuition rates onto the national agenda even more. The film is available to watch instantly on 43 million remote controls in North America, on Cable Teleco and Satellite "On Demand" channels.Employers are demanding post-secondary education, but since many middle-class adults can’t afford college rates, unemployment numbers remain dangerously high. See the trailer and all "now playing" locations at www.ThePoolBoysMovie.com.

“The Pool Boys” Comedy Highlights Difficulty of Paying for College

College tuition rates have been on an upward climb since the late 1980s, but neither average income nor the amount of financial aid available is able to keep up. As a result, lower- and middle-class families are having a tougher time forking out the cash for tuition.

The increasing disparity between income levels and the price of higher learning has led to incredible amounts of student debt. Families are encouraging students to look at two-year degrees and community colleges to cut costs. According to the Department of Education, enrollment in two-year colleges has risen over the past decade, while enrollment in four-year institutions has dropped.

Adult Comedies Are Ripping Up the Box Office

The box office has recorded the results repeatedly – adult-rated comedies are making a comeback. Rated R comedies of the “bromance” variety in particular have been upstaging other films each year. The trend started in the late ’90s and has permeated the industry ever since. After “The Hangover Part II” recently dominated theaters nationwide, could “The Pool Boys” be next?

“American Pie” established the formula for raunchy, male bonding comedies in 1999. The original was a smash hit, followed by hugely successful sequels. The latest rumor is that an “American Pie 4” is in the oven at Universal Studios. Although it’s slated to be a theatrical release, audiences will simply have to wait with hungry anticipation.

Enter “Win-a-Date” Sweepstakes for a Hollywood Premiere Fantasy Date

Can you envision yourself attending a Hollywood movie premiere with a stunning actress on your arm? Probably not – but some dreams can come true with a little help from a movie sweepstakes.

The “Win-a-Date” to the Los Angeles premiere of “The Pool Boys” movie sweepstakes lasts until Oct. 2. The film, starring Matthew Lillard, Brett Davern, Rachelle LeFevre and Efren Ramirez, follows the antics of two cousins as they attempt to turn a vacant mansion into a brick-and-mortar escort service.

Calling All College Guys: Win a Date to a Hollywood Movie Premiere!

In just 10 days, Seven Arts Pictures will announce the winners of their “Win-A-Date” sweepstakes for the October 12th Hollywood premiere of  “The Pool Boys”. Will a student from your school be among the winners?

The sweepstakes awards two grand prize winners an unforgettable Hollywood vacation. Each winner will be flown roundtrip to Los Angeles, stay two nights at a hot Hollywood hotel, take actress Sheena Lee or Patricia De Leon of “The Pool Boys” on an amazing dinner date at an A-list restaurant and walk the red carpet with his celebrity date on his arm.

Automation Saves Pool and Spa Owners Time, Money

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Ensure a Good Start to Pool Season

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – As much as you look forward to enjoying your pool this summer, you don’t enjoy contemplating its upkeep. But spring is the perfect time to upgrade pool equipment to save money and energy during pool season.

Hayward Pool Products, a company that makes reliable, energy-efficient products designed to enhance the pool and backyard experience, offers the following tips:

* Get an energy audit and upgrade equipment accordingly. During spring inspection, schedule an energy audit to determine whether procedural changes or equipment upgrades can help you save money and energy in the upcoming months. For example, switching to a variable-speed pump can save up to 75 percent on your pool’s energy costs, and switching to a robotic automatic pool cleaner can save up to 94 percent of the energy used by a pressure cleaner, while adding a heat pump will maintain constant comfort while saving up to 80 percent in energy costs versus gas heaters. Also, some areas offer rebates or incentives to those who switch to energy-efficient equipment.

* Make sure your pool equipment is working correctly. Pool-inspection procedures should always include maintenance checks like visually inspecting the pump, filter, heater, lights, automation equipment and chlorinator, and checking the operating pressure on the filter. Hayward always recommends that pool owners consult a professional. Paying for a pool inspection will cost less than trying to fix a major problem later in the season. Plus, professionals will be able to spot safety problems like missing or loose drain covers or electrical or gas issues, which an untrained eye might miss.

* Switch to salt. Salt chlorination produces water that is softer on the skin and gentler on the eyes than factory-produced chlorine. As chemical prices are on the rise, installing a salt chlorine generator, like Hayward’s Aqua Rite Pro, will save you money in the long run. Salt-chlorinated pools regulate themselves, so you won’t need to test your water as often or buy as many products to maintain the water.

For more information, visit www.haywardnet.com.

Ensure a Good Start to Pool Season

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Play it Safe: Warm Weather Fun Presents Hazards for Children

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Trampolines and swimming pools can mean big fun, but they can also lead to injuries or fatal accidents. And, homeowners can be found liable for injuries and deaths caused by “attractive nuisances,” or dangers on their property that appeal to children.

However, there are several things homeowners can do to protect curious children and themselves.

“If you have a swimming pool, secure it with a tall, locked fence, and never let anyone swim unattended,” said Bill Windsor, Safety Officer for Nationwide Insurance. “Be sure pool equipment, including ladders, handrails and diving boards, is secure and in good condition.”

Additionally, pool area walkways and decks should be constructed of non-slippery materials and kept free of obstructions. Pool chemicals should be stored out of children’s reach.

If you have a trampoline, keep it in a locked, fenced-in yard, and make sure that children never use it without supervision.

“Make sure hard areas, such as springs, hooks and the frame are covered with shock-absorbing pads, and refrain from placing a ladder near the trampoline, so that small children can’t climb up without your knowledge,” said Windsor. “Keep up on regular maintenance to make sure the trampoline is in good condition, and be sure it is placed away from buildings, swing sets or other obstacles.”

Other potentially hazardous items on your property that could appeal to children include discarded appliances, abandoned cars or construction materials.

To prevent potential accidents and to protect yourself, your neighbors and your property, ask your insurance agent for suggested precautions you can take concerning potentially hazardous objects on your property.

To learn more about homeowners insurance, visit www.nationwide.com.