Saturday, March 30, 2002

Personalized Identity Theft Recovery Kit Released by SpendOnLife. com as Free Download

Personalized Identity Theft Recovery Kit Released by SpendOnLife. com as Free Download

The identity theft and credit experts at Spend On Life have created an all-in-one guide to help identity theft victims recover faster from the crime, and with less headache. Whether the case involves stolen mail, a lost Social Security card, fraudulent credit card charges, or some other instance of stolen identity or financial fraud, the Spend On Life Identity Theft Recovery Kit provides up-to-date, comprehensive information on how to erase the damage. A personalized checklist, resource guide, and two different types of log sheets help the victim stay organized, which is essential to fully recovering from this complicated and frustrating crime.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 26, 2009

Everyone knows what to do when their house or car has been broken into: file a police report and hope the cops can find the thief (or at least some of the stolen belongings). Many might also know who to call to replace broken windows or change the locks.

But what should be done in the case of a stolen identity? Can an identity ever be fully reclaimed? How can the damage be repaired?

The answers to these questions vary depending on which bits of the victim's identity were taken. Was it a Social Security number used to get employment? Was a notice sent out explaining that personal information was compromised in a corporate data breach? Or maybe a thief ripped off a wallet full of credit and debit cards. There are many different ways identity fraud can happen, and many different possible steps to recover from the damage.

To clear the confusion for victims, SpendOnLife. com (http://www. spendonlife. com) offers an easy-to-use Identity Theft Recovery Kit (http://www. spendonlife. com/idtheftkit). The kit aims to cut down on the time and energy a victim expends repairing the damage. A personalized checklist offers suggestions tailored to a victim's particular situation. Were checks stolen? Are there fraudulent accounts listed on a credit report? Or perhaps it might be mail fraud? The kit tells how to handle each of these situations clearly and concisely.

Almost every identity theft victim has a horror story about recovering from the crime. Hours on the phone to creditors, closing compromised accounts and opening new ones, changing passwords, filling out paperwork with the police and/or the credit bureaus...the list goes on. Some victims are even denied loans to buy a new home or car because the crime had so completely wrecked their credit.

Spend On Life wants to make the recovery process a little less painful for the ever-growing number of ID theft victims. In addition to the personalized checklist, the Identity Theft Recovery Kit includes a resource guide with useful contact information for the credit bureaus, major financial institutions, and more. Victims can use the kit's log sheets to document every step of their recovery process. The kit also explains simple ways to protect your privacy and limit your exposure to the threat of future ID theft.

The Spend On Life Identity Theft Recovery Kit is completely free, and can be easily downloaded from the web at http://www. spendonlife. com/idtheftkit (http://www. spendonlife. com/idtheftkit). Identity theft victims can download and print the SpendOnLife. com kit to stay informed and organized throughout the recovery process.

SpendOnLife. com (http://www. spendonlife. com (http://www. spendonlife. com)) is an online resource that offers the educational materials and tools needed to achieve healthy credit and prevent identity theft. SpendonLife. com makes it easy to get your credit reports and scores, and offers credit monitoring services. Our goal is to help consumers understand their credit and the dangers of identity theft.

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DYING TO LOOK GOOD: The Disturbing Truth About What’s Really in Your Cosmetics, Toiletries and Personal Care Products...And What You Can Do About It

DYING TO LOOK GOOD: The Disturbing Truth About What’s Really in Your Cosmetics, Toiletries and Personal Care Products...And What You Can Do About It

If you’re like most Americans, you may be unknowingly poisoning yourself and your family everyday with the many cancer-causing ingredients in today’s cosmetics and personal care products. Makeup, shampoo, hair coloring products, baby powder (Yes, baby powder!), shaving cream, mouthwash and toothpaste are just a few of the products that may contain cancer-causing ingredients. Many of these dangerous ingredients may not cause any reactions on your skin, but they can be absorbed through your skin and into your bloodstream.

Escondido, CA (PRWEB) January 11, 2006

If you're like most Americans, you may be unknowingly poisoning yourself and your family everyday with the many cancer-causing ingredients in today's cosmetics and personal care products. Makeup, shampoo, hair coloring products, baby powder (Yes, baby powder!), shaving cream, mouthwash and toothpaste are just a few of the products that may contain cancer-causing ingredients. Many of these dangerous ingredients may not cause any reactions on your skin, but they can be absorbed through your skin and into your bloodstream.

A number of commonly used ingredients, while not dangerous by themselves, combine with other ingredients to form cancer-causing chemicals. One such group, amines, combines with nitrosating agents to form cancer-causing nitrosamines. Some frequently used amines include Cocamide MEA, Cocamide DEA, TEA, sodium lauroyal sarcosinate and amino methyl propanol. These chemicals will form nitrosamines in the presence of ingredients like sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin and diazonlidnyl urea.

How is this possible with all the government rules and regulations? Well, the truth is that the cosmetic industry is very poorly regulated. The FDA can make suggestions or recommendations to manufacturers about cosmetic products or their ingredients, but manufacturers don't have to comply. The FDA must first prove in a court of law that a product is harmful, improperly labeled, or violates the law if it wants to remove a cosmetic product from the market. According to John Bailey, Ph. D., director of the FDA'S Office of Cosmetics and Colors, "Consumers believe that 'if it's on the market, it can't hurt me,' and this belief is sometimes wrong."

So, how do you know which products contain harmful chemicals and which ones don't? Dr. Christine Farlow, in her just released, 2006 revised edition of Dying To Look Good: The Disturbing Truth About What’s Really in Your Cosmetics, Toiletries and Personal Care Products... And What You Can Do About It, makes it easy to identify which ingredients are harmful and which are not. She classifies 1300 commonly used ingredients according to safety. In addition, she includes a list of 750 products that have been evaluated as safe. It's clear, concise and easy to use. Take this book with you every time you go shopping, and you'll never again wonder about the safety of the ingredients on the label. You'll know.

Farlow, an Escondido, CA, Chiropractor and nutritionist has been counseling patients in health and nutrition since 1984 and researching ingredients since 1991. She has helped thousands of people improve their health and well being. She is also the author of FOOD ADDITIVES: A Shopper's Guide To What's Safe & What's Not and HEALTHY EATING: For Extremely Busy People Who Don't Have Time For It. She is available for telephone interviews.

The book can be purchased online at DyingToLookGood. com for $12.95 or from KISS For Health Publishing, P. O. Box 462335, Escondido, CA 92046-2335, Telephone 760-735-8101. To order by mail, include $4.50 S&H. California residents add 7.75% sales tax.

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Spicing Up Cancer Therapy

Spicing Up Cancer Therapy

Bionutraceutical Company Focuses on Health Benefits of “Curry Spice”

Mount Kisco, N. Y. (Vocus) November 5, 2009

Curcumin, a powerful component of turmeric, a popular Indian spice, has been demonstrated to help kill cancer cells in patients with esophageal cancer, according to a study published last month in the British Journal of Cancer (http://www. nature. com/bjc/journal/v101/n9/abs/6605308a. html). This news follows findings from Ohio State University about the efficacy of curcumin in treating colorectal cancer published in BMC Cancer (http://www. biomedcentral. com/1471-2407/9/99) in June.

Researchers believe that curcumin can inhibit the growth and metastasis of tumors in certain types of cancers. Curcumin has also been used and studied in treatment of a wide variety of diseases, from cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and type II diabetes to Crohn’s disease, psoriasis and arthritis.

Essence of Life, LLC™, a bionutraceutical company based in Mount Kisco, N. Y., has been at the forefront of the movement to promote curcumin’s health benefits, developing innovative products based on curcumin, fermented soy and other herbal spices including bioperine, ginger, cardamom and cinnamon. According to co-founder and CEO Dr. Vijaya Nair, “Independent research studies show that in Asian countries where consumption of natural herbs and spices such as fermented soy and curcumin is integral to traditional diets, we see a much lower cancer rate in the population.” Nair’s background includes training in both Eastern and Western medical traditions, including a post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School. She developed Essence of Life’s line of supplements after conducting extensive clinical research on alternative therapies from Eastern medicinal approaches such as Ayurveda and traditional Chinese medicine at Columbia University’s School of Public health. “It is gratifying to see that the latest research confirms the efficacy of these safe and natural preventative therapies,” Nair said.

The company’s line of Jiva™ natural nutritional supplements includes curcumin and fermented soy capsules, along with a fermented soy and curcumin nutritional beverage.

Soy contains high amounts of protein, including all essential amino acids, and is also a rich source of calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, B-vitamins, omega 3 fatty acids and fiber. Fermentation of the soy makes these nutrients more available and digestible. Research at the Karmanos Cancer Institute (http://cancerres. aacrjournals. org/cgi/reprint/66/7/3347.pdf) at Wayne State University has shown that genistein, a key isoflavone in cultured soy, works synergistically with curcumin, enhancing the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of the two ingredients.

“Today’s research has shown that the underlying cause of arthritis, heart disease and cancer is chronic low-grade levels of inflammation in the body,” Nair said. “By combining the power of curcumin and fermented soy, we can help prevent and reverse inflammation and its associated health risks.”

For more information about the benefits of curcumin, visit Jiva Supplements.

About Dr. Vijaya Nair and Essence of Life
Dr. Vijaya Nair is the CEO and co-founder of Essence of Life, LLC™, a bionutraceutical company based in Mount Kisco, N. Y. Dr. Nair earned her medical degree from the National University of Singapore, completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and received a master’s degree in epidemiology from Columbia University, where she lectured and conducted research at the School of Public Health. An international teacher and lecturer, she recently was a featured speaker at the Cancer Control Society’s 37th Annual Cancer Convention in Universal City, Calif. She is the author of Prevent Cancer, Strokes, Heart Attacks and other Deadly Killers! (Sheffield, MA; Safe Goods Publishing, 2009) and co-host of the online radio program, “Kiss Your Life Hello,” on the Health & Wellness station of VoiceAmerica. com.

Essence of Life produces the Jiva™ line of nutritional supplements, including Fermented Soy and Curcumin Nutritional Beverage and Curcumin & Fermented Soy Plus, Lutein Plus, Ginger Plus, Ashwagandha Plus, Green Tea Plus capsules and Resveratrol Plus capsules. For more information, visit www. jivasupplements. com.

Editor’s note: Photos, video and product samples available on request. Dr. Nair is also available for broadcast or print interviews. Please contact Ashley Rio at 518-966-5600 x108.

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Friday, March 29, 2002

US Intranasal Drug Delivery Market to Reach US$4.4 Billion by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc

US Intranasal Drug Delivery Market to Reach US$4.4 Billion by 2015, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive US market report on intranasal drug delivery products. The US market for intranasal drug delivery products is forecast to reach US$4.4 billion by the year 2015. Key factors driving market growth include quicker drug action, less frequent dosages when compared to oral drugs, greater patient compliance and outcomes, in addition to being cost effective and safe. Other growth drivers include expansion in therapeutic applications, and need for product differentiation.

San Jose, California (Vocus/PRWEB) January 20, 2011

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive US market report on intranasal drug delivery products. The US market for intranasal drug delivery products is forecast to reach US$4.4 billion by the year 2015. Key factors driving market growth include quicker drug action, less frequent dosages when compared to oral drugs, greater patient compliance and outcomes, in addition to being cost effective and safe. Other growth drivers include expansion in therapeutic applications, and need for product differentiation.

Intranasal drug delivery has evolved as an important form of drug delivery in the recent years and is all set to create significant milestones in the pharmaceutical industry, driven largely by its ability to cure local infections and chronic allergies. Scientists and researchers are finally waking up to the benefits and numerous advantages of utilizing the nose as an en-route for escorting drugs to the target disease site. The unique vascular structure of the nose makes this organ especially accessible for delivery of small molecule drugs and biologics, a fact, which only recently is being fully appreciated by the medical community. Leveraging conducive healthcare and demographic trends, intranasal drug delivery stands poised to eat into the popularity of other dominant drug delivery methods, such as oral and parenteral, among others.

The popularity, and universal acceptance of intranasal drug administration by doctors and researchers alike is largely due to the proffered potential of the technique’s efficiency in delivering systemic drugs. This is of special significance, given the convergence of technology and consumer demographic trends, which highlight the emergence and popularity of self-administration of drugs for personal management and control of chronic conditions. The systemic drug delivery market is presently experiencing unbridled growth. Topical therapeutics, such as therapies for nasal congestion, allergic rhinitis, and other infections, account for a major share of the Intranasal drug delivery market. However, as the market for locally acting drugs matures, the acceleration in growth is expected to tame down in the short to medium term. Maturity of the topical drug delivery market is also a factor playing an instrumental role in igniting the interest surrounding intranasal drug administration.

In addition to treating common ailments such as nasal congestion, application of intranasal drug administration is expanding to include treatment of osteoporosis, pain management, vitamin B12 deficiency, smoking cessation, migraines, and nocturnal enuresis. Technology developments in the area of designing dry powder inhalation devices, for instance, are stepping up interest in intranasal drug delivery. Incremental developments effected in the area of powder particle formulation, and engineering, and device architecture is helping powder inhalers to fiercely compete with other delivery techniques, which escort active drug agents via the lungs. Another noteworthy area of success for intranasal drug delivery is Vaccination.

Allergic Infections represents the largest therapeutic area of the intranasal drug delivery, as stated by the new market research report on intranasal drug delivery. However, growth in the market would be fuelled by applications in Analgesics therapeutic area. Increase in the demand for intranasal osteoporosis and analgesic drugs, is expected to be the major growth driver in the market. Osteoporosis is also an important application area for intranasal drug delivery. As such, future growth of the intranasal osteoporosis drugs market is highly dependent upon regulatory outcomes. Overall, new therapeutic areas are emerging for intranasal drugs. Some of the major emerging therapeutic application areas for intranasal drugs include sexual dysfunction and Vitamin B12 deficiency. In addition, most of the growth is expected to be derived from new therapeutic applications, such as vaccines. The use of intranasal drug delivery in Vaccinations is projected to witness a compounded annual growth rate of 17.9% during the analysis period.

Major players profiled in the report include Aegis Therapeutics LLC, AptarGroup Inc., AstraZeneca Plc., Bayer Consumer Care, GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Ikano Therapeutics Inc., Javelin Pharmaceuticals Inc, Marina Biotech Inc., Novartis AG, OptiNose AS, among others.

The research report titled “Intranasal Drug Delivery: A US Market Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a comprehensive review of the intranasal drug delivery market, current market trends, key growth drivers, recent product introductions, recent industry activity, and profiles of major/niche global as well as regional market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections for intranasal drug delivery products (prescription drugs) for the years 2007 through 2015 by the following therapeutic areas - Allergic Infections, Analgesics, Osteoporosis, and Vaccinations. Also, a seven-year (2000-2006) historic analysis is provided for additional perspective.

For more details about this comprehensive market research report, please visit – http://www. strategyr. com/Intranasal_Drug_Delivery_Market_Report. asp

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a reputed publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company is globally recognized as one of the world’s largest market research publishers. The company employs over 800 people worldwide and publishes more than 1200 full-scale research reports each year. Additionally, the company also offers thousands of smaller research products including company reports, market trend reports, and industry reports encompassing all major industries worldwide.

Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Telephone: 408-528-9966
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Email: press(at)StrategyR(dot)com
Web Site: http://www. StrategyR. com/

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Thursday, March 28, 2002

Methodist Healthcare Adds Additional Users to Their gomembersÂ’ Meetingtrak Solution

Methodist Healthcare Adds Additional Users to Their gomembersÂ’ Meetingtrak Solution

Gomembers, Inc. (http://www. gomembers. com) announced that Methodist Healthcare Continuing Medical Education (MHCME: http://www. methodistmd. org) has added an additional user to its gomembersÂ’ meetingtrak/ce, a comprehensive meeting management system.

Herndon, VA (PRWEB) January 16, 2005

gomembers, Inc. (http://www. gomembers. com (http://www. gomembers. com)) announced that Methodist Healthcare Continuing Medical Education (MHCME: http://www. methodistmd. org (http://www. methodistmd. org)) has added an additional user to its gomembers’ meetingtrak/ce, a comprehensive meeting management system. “meetingtrak/ce offers a comprehensive system that allows our users to be competitive in the continuing education environment,” explained Tom McGourty, gomembers’ Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Adding an additional user license will allow MHCME to be more productive and effective.”

For more information on gomembers' solutions, please visit the Products section of our website: www. gomembers. com

For any questions, please do not hesitate to contact gomembers via email at: gomembers-inc@gomembers. com

Gomembers, Inc.

Gomembers is a leading provider of software solutions for membership, meetings and management of member-based organizations. gomembers' software and technology enable its customers to automate a number of enterprise resource planning, member relationship management, transaction processing and member-to-member communications functions in a single software platform with seamless inter-processing of data across all applications.

Gomembers' membership, meeting, event planning and related solutions are used to improve operating efficiencies, enhance member services and enable interaction with and between members. Meeting and convention planning software products enable customers to coordinate virtually all of the required functions for complete event management. All gomembersÂ’ products are built using the latest technology including MicrosoftÂ’s. NET framework.

Gomembers sells its solutions through a direct sales force and provides a wide range of customizations, training and support service to their customers.

For more information on gomembers' solutions, please visit the Products section of our website. www. gomembers. com

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Save Our Pandas - Online Retailer Responds to Environmentally Conscious Customers with a Pledge

Save Our Pandas - Online Retailer Responds to Environmentally Conscious Customers with a Pledge

Joli Bebe Boutique, an online organic baby clothing retailer, goes above and beyond competitors by pledging to give 2% of all sales to the World Wildlife Fund. Customers can buy the quality organic baby clothing they desire and simultaneously help save an endangered species. The company hopes that their commitment will raise awareness among shoppers.

Maricopa, AZ (PRWEB) July 6, 2006

Joli Bebe Boutique, an online organic baby clothing retailer, goes above and beyond competitors by pledging to give 2% of all sales to the World Wildlife Fund. Customers can buy the quality organic baby clothing they desire and simultaneously help save an endangered species. The company hopes that their commitment will raise awareness among shoppers.

While most retailers are focused on their bottom line, one new retailer is more concerned with their campaign to give back to our environment. Joli Bebe Boutique’s unique approach to their business gives them an edge in an increasingly competitive industry. Today’s generation of parents are more informed about our environment and are seeking out more environmentally conscious retailers offering organic clothing without sacrificing style.

The baby fashion industry is turning green. Green as in hats, nightgowns, and onesies made of organic cotton that haven’t been saturated in harmful chemicals or processed using synthetic dyes. The green movement is bibs and blankets that are made in sweatshop-free conditions by garment workers who are paid fairly for their work.

More than ever, Americans are staring down the repellent side of fashion and turning more to the environmentally conscious retailer and designer. “The success of natural grocers speaks volumes to American’s concerns for healthier products. As awareness grows so will the need for natural fabrics,” remarks Kristen Schwartz, co-owner of Joli Bebe(TM)Boutique LLC. “As parents continue to educate themselves on the damaging effects of traditional cotton manufacturing, more are walking the extra mile for their babies.”

Although a good portion of Americans still may not know the conditions in which their garments were manufactured or the effects traditional cotton manufacturing has on our planet, this is changing. Organic apparel is coming into the mainstream with more media-focused personalities getting involved. Bono, of the band U2, and his wife launched an organic clothing line called “Edun” this past March. Bono is already well-known for his political activism. Leonardo DiCaprio got involved by speaking out about Global Warming on Oprah back in October 2005.

Joli Bebe Boutique combines awareness and activism with every sale. Kristen Schwartz and Heather Sinkwitz, the company’s owners, educate their customers by incorporating informational cards with endangered species education in each purchase. They also include information on their website, www. jolibebeboutique. com, regarding the benefits of organic cotton. “We feel we are answering a long overdue cry from our planet,” says Sinkwitz. “Not only are we offering adorable, organic infant wear with quality and softness incomparable to traditional garments, but we are able to use our sales to help spread the word and make a difference.”

The owners and mothers go one step further. Joli Bebe Boutique has partnered with Stop Global Warming. org, The Orangutan Project, and World Wildlife Fund to raise awareness of our environment and animals in need. With each sale they donate 2% to the World Wildlife Fund for the adoption of endangered species. The company adopts one endangered animal or animal family each quarter. The customers help choose the featured animal by shopping from the selected endangered species lines. Whatever line receives the most sales by the end of the quarter wins the adoption. Customers can stay up-to-date on adoption news through the store’s website.

“We hope by using our business to raise awareness for our planet, we may secure a healthier and brighter future for our babies,” says Schwartz. “Americans must stand up and demand healthier alternatives for their children. For years, as a country, we sat back and accepted what our stores had to offer while the planet and its inhabitants were dying. Our babies deserve to remain as pure as the day they were born.”

ABOUT JOLI BEBE(TM) BOUTIQUE, LLC:

Located in Arizona, Joli Bebe Boutique’s baby clothing lines include an Orangutan line for girls, an Elephant line for boys, and a Brown Bear line including unisex clothing and gear. They also carry organic skin care, nursing wear, toys, and gift sets. All purchases qualify for a 2% donation to the World Wildlife Fund. All fabrics are contaminant-free and irritation-free organic cotton.

For more information or to review our products view us at www. jolibebeboutique. com. Joli Bebe Boutique offers wholesale and drop-ship opportunities. Please feel free to contact us with questions or inquiries at (480) 988-7979.

For more information regarding our partners or to contribute directly, please visit:

Www. worldwildlife. org

Www. orangutan. org

Www. stopglobalwarming. org

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Wednesday, March 27, 2002

RNCOS Research: Appetite Control Food -- Opportunity Rising in Australia

RNCOS Research: Appetite Control Food -- Opportunity Rising in Australia

RNCOS Research: (http://www. rncos. com/Report/FB13.htm) Overweight or obese is set to become a major public health issue globally. In Australia Functional Foods that are of low energy density and help in reducing body weight is being encouraged in food processing industry.

(PRWEB) April 11, 2006

RNCOS Research: (http://www. rncos. com/Report/FB13.htm (http://www. rncos. com/Report/FB13.htm)) -- In the next two decades as one out of every two persons is likely to be overweight or obese, this is set to become a major public health issue all over the world. Body image as the key motivator for weight loss is going to be replaced by risks of overweight such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer, which will eventually force demand for Functional Foods.

Scientific evidence rules that lowering energy intake can reduce body weight. This is possible by either lessening appetite or lowering the energy density of the eaten foods. As a result health specialists are recommending greater control of energy density and portions of food products to reduce energy intake.

Such beliefs and developments induce both the pressure and opportunity to build more satiating and less energy dense food items. Researches suggest that the addition of protein based foods and low glycogenic index foods may help to increase satiety and bioactive tendencies may play a positive role.

A market research report on food processing industry published by a research firm RNCOS named “Food Processing Industry In Australia (2005)” after having conducted an in-depth study and analysis tells that the value of the Australian food industry has been growing at 7% annually and will exceed $152 billion by FY06-07. It also believes that Functional Foods would enable an opportunity to stretch this baseline trend beyond 6%.

The market research report discusses the initiatives of the Australian government to promote processed food and beverage products in the country. The government considers both land and labor productivity as critical factors in proliferating the food processing industry to new units there.

RNCOS’ report analyzes how the availability of raw materials, changing lifestyles and flexible trade regulations pushes the industry’s growth in the region.

The report “Food Processing Industry In Australia (2005)” having also conducted an in-depth SWOT analysis of the industry suggests that Functional Foods have best opportunities where the market is established; the importance of science to supplement benefits is largely felt; the regulatory requirements can be achieved; and the company has the technical backup and ability to develop and commercialize food products.

About RNCOS:

RNCOS, formed in 2002, offers Market Research Reports for your business needs and aims to put an end to your information pursuit. Our expertise in gathering global business information for industry research, corporate training, growth consulting, and business consulting, brings reputed companies and firms to us for business enhancement solutions. We can be your one-stop-shop for Industry research information and niche market analysis.

To purchase your copy: http://www. rncos. com/Report/FB13.htm (http://www. rncos. com/Report/FB13.htm)
For more information about the report please visit www. rncos. com

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Tuesday, March 26, 2002

Web Marketing Association to Name Best Family Website of 2005

Web Marketing Association to Name Best Family Website of 2005

The Web Marketing Association announces the call for entries for its 9th annual international WebAward Competition (http://www.2005webaward. org), the InternetÂ’s premier award competition for Website development. The Web Marketing Association will again be honoring the Best Family Web site of 2005. The deadline for entry is June 1, 2005.

(PRWEB) April 13, 2005

The Web Marketing Association announces the call for entries for its 9th annual international WebAward Competition (http://www.2005webaward. org), the InternetÂ’s premier award competition that judges website development against an ever increasing Internet standard of excellence and against peer sites within an industry. Family Websites represent an important category in the WebAward competition, and the Web Marketing Association will again be honoring the Best Family Web site of 2005. The deadline for entry is June 1, 2005.

“It is very competitive when it comes to Web development for families because of diverse needs of the online consumer. Many organizations can benefit from the independent evaluation of their web development efforts that the award judges provide,” said William Rice, President of the Web Marketing Association. “That is the goal of the WebAward Competition - to provide a forum to recognize the people and organizations responsible for developing some of the most effective websites on the Net today. Winning a WebAward also provides a great opportunity to market your success to the outside world.”

Here are some of the past WebAward Best Family Websites winners:

2004 Bring Elsie Home - http://www. bringelsiehome. com/adoptacow/ 2003 BabyCenter - http://www. babycenter. com 2002 Experience PA Web Site - http://www. experiencepa. com  2001 Family. com - http://www. family. com 2000 Family Channel Web Site - http://www. family. ca

A complete list of past winners and the entry for companies who wish to compete for 2005 honors can be found at http://family. webaward. org

Web sites are judged on design, innovation, content, technology, interactivity, navigation and ease of use. Each WebAward entry is judged against other entries in the category and then against an overall standard of excellence. The Best of Industry WebAward, a handsome plaque with the image of the winning site embossed, will be given in each of the more than 90 industry categories, including financial services, small business, travel, advertising, transportation, and healthcare.

The competitionÂ’s highest honor, the 2005 WebAward Best of Show, will be given to the one site that the judges believe represents outstanding achievement in Web development. Last yearÂ’s Best of Show winner was Arc Worldwide for their work on Behr Paint Interactive. (http://www. behr. com)

The Web Marketing Association will also recognize the interactive agency winning the most awards in the competition with the Top Interactive Agency WebAward. The 2004 Top Agency award was presented to Arnold Worldwide for their outstanding achievements in Web site development.

Judging for the WebAwards will take place in July and August, and winners will be announced in September, 2005. Judges will consist of a select group of Internet professionals who have direct experience designing and managing corporate web sites –including members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, content providers and webmasters – with an in-depth understanding of the current state-of-the-art in Web site design and technology. Past Web Marketing Association WebAward competition judges have included top executives from leading corporations, institutions and media organizations such as Ogilvy Interactive, Saatchi & Saatchi, Blattner Brunner, Comedy Central, Sun Microsystems, Refinery, Euro RSCG, EPB Interactive, New York Post Interactive, The Cincinnati Enquirer, J. Walter Thompson, Xerox, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Modem Media, Answerthink, and Zentropy Partners.

The 2005 WebAwards are sponsored by Burst! Media, BurrelleÂ’s/Luce, OÂ’DwyerÂ’s PR Daily, PRWeb, NewsUSA, Small Army Creative Services, Perseus Software, Line56 Media, OddCast and AdTools, Inc.

About the Web Marketing Association

The Web Marketing Association is an organization working to create a high standard of excellence for Web site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of advertising, marketing and promotion used to attract visitors to Web sites. Since 1997, the Web Marketing AssociationÂ’s annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world. Now in its ninth year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

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Womanist, Novelist and Poet, Kola Boof, Speaks Out on the VoiceAmerica™ Network

Womanist, Novelist and Poet, Kola Boof, Speaks Out on the VoiceAmerica™ Network

Author of The Long Train to Redeeming Sin: Stories of African Women and target of Islamic extremists, Kola Boof gets “On the Same Page” with, Maxine Thompson on the VoiceAmerica™ Channel Tuesday, April 19th.

(PRWEB) April 19, 2005

Only a year after returning to the public light, Kola Boof will discuss her art, her experiences with terrorism and the evils occurring in North Africa that she believes are being ignored by the Western World, Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at 6AM Pacific (9AM Eastern), on the VoiceAmerica™ Channel (http://www. voice. voiceamerica. com/ (http://www. voice. voiceamerica. com/)) She will join host Maxine Thompson “On the Same Page” on the VoiceAmerica™ Network (http://www. voiceamerica. com/ (http://www. voiceamerica. com/))

With increasing news of the genocide in Sudan, described by Colin Powell as "the single worst human rights nightmare on the planet," she returned to the public forum seeing herself as “the only female voice representing Black Sudan in a socio-political way.” She became the target of Islamic extremists for speaking out against the oppression of Black Africans under the rule of Sudan's Arab-Islamic political factions. She has dedicated her life to the empowerment of people of African descent, especially women.

In 2002, Boof entered seclusion to protect her family and herself after an attempt was made on her life outside Los Angeles by Islamic extremists. In 2003 a UN report revealed that a court in Khartoum, Sudan had issued a “FATWA" death sentence, ordering that she be beheaded for the books she wrote and for her public condemnation of slavery, misogyny and terrorism in North Africa.

This fascinating and controversial author, activist and public speaker looks to 2005 to be a busy year as she is slated to release two new books: her autobiography, Diary of a Lost Girl, in June and a collection of erotic stories, Black Cat, in September. Tune in to hear this amazing woman's story from seeing her parents killed for speaking out against slavery in North Africa to living as Osama Bin Laden's mistress to more recent attacks on her life by Islamic extremists.

You can hear “On the Same Page” with Dr. Maxine Thompson on the VoiceAmerica™ Channel live every Tuesday at 6:00am PST (9:00am EST) with an encore broadcast at 6pm PST (9pm EST). To access the show, listeners log on to http://www. voice. voiceamerica. com/ (http://www. voice. voiceamerica. com/) Listeners with questions, comments or opinions call in live, toll-free at 1-888-335-5204. Archives of past interviews are also available On Demand at http://www. voice. voiceamerica. com/ (http://www. voice. voiceamerica. com/)

Dr. Maxine Thompson is an award winning writer and literary agent. She won $1,000 in Ebony's first Writing Contest for her short story, "Valley of the Shadow." She received a small PEN award for her novel, The Ebony Tree, and an International Black Writer's Association award for her short story, "The Rainbow." She has self-published 2 novels, The Ebony Tree and No Pockets in a Shroud. She has written extensively on self-publishing and continues to help emerging writers find their voice through her company Black Butterfly Press. For more information on Dr. Maxine Thompson visit http://www. maxinethompson. com/ (http://www. maxinethompson. com/)

SurfNet Media Group (OTCBB:SFNM) (http://www. surfnetmedia. com/ (http://www. surfnetmedia. com/)) is an online media company and originator of the pioneering online VoiceAmerica Network (http://www. voiceamerica. com/ (http://www. voiceamerica. com/)), leading the world in online talk radio, live and on demand.

The VoiceAmerica Network produces and distributes over 100 programs weekly. For entertaining and stimulating talk on today's hot topics, click on VoiceAmerica. com. For the bottom line in business talk, click on VoiceAmerica Business. For the latest conversations on health, click on VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness. New voices, new communities, new devices. One world, one conversation at a time. Bringing compelling and entertaining content to online communities worldwide.

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Monday, March 25, 2002

Lung Cancer Alliance Announces Results of National Survey Revealing Stigma, Pessimism Surrounding Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Alliance Announces Results of National Survey Revealing Stigma, Pessimism Surrounding Lung Cancer

Health marketers to receive education and help correct misperceptions highlighted by study during unique event

Washington, DC (PRWEB) July 26, 2010

A national survey announced recently by Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), sheds more light on why support for people affected by lung cancer remains low. The poll indicates Americans are more likely to view lung cancer as "hopeless" and "untreatable" when compared with a diagnosis of breast or colon cancer. In addition, 26% of Americans believe lung cancer is largely "self-inflicted."

"Many believe that those impacted by lung cancer brought the disease on themselves. This is simply not true," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA President & CEO. "Over 77% of those diagnosed today either quit smoking decades ago or never smoked at all. The fact remains that regardless of smoking history, no one deserves lung cancer."

This survey was conducted to provide guidance to health marketers participating in a unique online and live learning experience, unNiched 2010. During unNiched 2010, participants will learn powerful collaboration and strategic marketing skills. In addition, attendees will apply their knowledge during an event-wide idea competition designed to help LCA correct misperceptions about lung cancer and encourage people to become involved in the movement to increase compassion and support for the disease.

"We believe unNiched 2010 will help us accelerate our ongoing efforts to combat the pervasive stigma and misinformation surrounding lung cancer," continued Fenton Ambrose. "We are confident participants will come up with creative and exciting concepts intended to enhance the work that LCA is already doing to alleviate stigma and further activate the lung cancer community."

The full results of this survey will be unveiled in November during the live portion of unNiched 2010. To download an executive summary of the study, please visit www. unniched. com/LungCancerPerceptions. pdf (http://www. unniched. com/LungCancerPerceptions. pdf). Learn more about unNiched 2010 by visiting www. unniched. com (http://www. unniched. com).

Lung Cancer Alliance, www. lungcanceralliance. org (http://www. lungcanceralliance. org), is the only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering those with or at risk for the disease, elevating awareness and changing health policy.

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Friday, March 22, 2002

TV Show Host JoJo Allrich (Producer of JoJo's Caribbean Showcase) Set to Host Caribbean Business Network

TV Show Host JoJo Allrich (Producer of JoJo's Caribbean Showcase) Set to Host Caribbean Business Network

TV Show host JoJo Allrich (Producer of JoJoÂ’s Caribbean Showcase) is set to host JoJo's Caribbean Network along with the Power Networking Series Business Card Exchange. JoJo's Caribbean Network will be hosting a series of Business Card Exchange in the New York metropolitan area. JoJo's Caribbean Network is an opportunity to learn more, expand business base, and build power relationships.

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2005

TV Show host JoJo Allrich (Producer of JoJoÂ’s Caribbean Showcase) is set to host JoJo's Caribbean Network along with the Power Networking Series Business Card Exchange. JoJo's Caribbean Network will be hosting a series of Business Card Exchange in the New York metropolitan area. JoJo's Caribbean Network is an opportunity to learn more, expand business base, and build power relationships.

JoJo was recently featured in Caribbean Life Newspaper Brookly/Staten Island Edition December 21, 2004 article titled "Feting 15 Years of JoJoÂ’s Caribbean Showcase" pg. 55. Caribbean Life is one of New York City premiere newspapers in the New York metropolitian area.

Her show entertains, informs, and educates viewers. The show currently captivates 4.6 million viewers in New York. It is the intention of this show to increase the number of viewers and expand is viewing audience throughout the United States as well as other foreign countries.

JoJoÂ’s Caribbean showcase will be featuring "whatÂ’s hot West Indies Style". The show will project a unique blend of a variety of Caribbean culture combined with food, comedy, music, hair, clothing, fashion, economics and international current events.

The show will inform and educate its viewers on employment opportunities, health care, economic growth, investment opportunities and family life. The show is geared towards the entire family. JoJoÂ’s Caribbean Showcase airs on WXNY/UHF Channel 26 and Cable Vison (BCAT) Channel 67 Wednesdays 12:00 Noon and Wednesdays 8:00 PM.

The topics include: Food, Recipes, Exotic Drinks, Menu, Hot Spots, Restaurants, Music, Festivals, Dances, Poetry, Comedy, Guset of Honors, Clothing, Fashion, Cosmetics, Shopping Spots, Economic Growth, Health Care, Book Reviews, and International Events. JoJo is of Haitian descent with a people personÂ’s track record, which has earned her awards including the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Award for Community Nursing. She started her career as an Airline Hostess and then went on to Nursing.

Her love for people and the need to entertain and educate led her to host a show of this nature. JoJo has been hosting a television shows for the past fifthteen years. She has decided to dedicate more time into what she has passion for and is compelled to do, thus she has increased her air time.

Mr. Phil Andrews of Phil Andrews P. A. Public Relations Co. is the PR Director for JoJoÂ’s Caribbean Showcase. To view JoJoÂ’s Caribbean Showcase tune in to WXNY/UHF Channel 26 and Cablevision (BCAT) Channel 67 Wenesdays 12:00 Noon and Wednesdays 8:00 PM.

JoJoÂ’s Caribbean Showcase has been selected as the TV Media Sponsor for the upcoming Queens Book Fair April 30, 2005. For more information on the upcoming Queens Book Fair you may contact C & B Books Distribution, Inc. by logging on to C & B Books at http://www. cbbooksdistribution. com/ (http://www. cbbooksdistribution. com/) or email C & B Books at cbbooksdist@aol. com for telephone inquiries call 718.591.4525.

The series of JoJoÂ’s Caribbean-American Network & the Power Networking Series Business Card Exchange will present an after hours business card exchange on April 6, 2005 and April 20, 2005 at the Haitian Information Center located at 1218 Flatbush Ave. (Corner of Ditmas). The exchange will begin at 7:00 PM promptly and end at 9:00 PM.

For more information and registration details for the upcoming Caribbean-American Network & Power Networking Series you may call us at 1.866.559.2848 or email us at cbbookspr@aol. com or caribbeanjojo@aol. com

To contact JoJoÂ’s Caribbean Showcase call us today at 1.866.559.2848 or send fax to us at 1.516.358.0384. For guest inquiries you may email JoJoÂ’s Caribbean Showcase at caribbeanjojo@aol. com

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Wednesday, March 20, 2002

"Did NPR 'Psychiatrist' Remark about Juan Williams Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act?" Questions NAMI Blog

"Did NPR 'Psychiatrist' Remark about Juan Williams Violate the Americans with Disabilities Act?" Questions NAMI Blog

NAMI Asks NPR Action to Protect Against Fostering a Hostile Work Environment.

Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 28, 2010

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has warned National Public Radio (NPR) that a remark made by NPR’s CEO in the firing of senior correspondent Juan Williams "may violate the letter or spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA)."

In this week’s NAMI Blog, NAMI Executive Director Michael Fitzpatrick shares the text of a letter sent to NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller, calling on NPR to adopt a plan no later than its board meeting scheduled in November to “educate and reassure” managers and employees about ADA protections in the workplace for people with mental health concerns.

After firing Williams for talking about Muslims during a Fox TV News program, Schiller told news media that Williams’ personal feelings should have been kept between himself and his “psychiatrist or publicist—take your pick.” Williams responded that he did not have a psychiatrist.

Schiller later apologized for the “thoughtless remark,” but NAMI called it an “outrageous” statement.

“NAMI remains greatly concerned about the cruel signal the incident has sent to millions of Americans—and its chilling effect both on people seeking help for mental health concerns and their expectation of privacy and support in employment relationships,” said Fitzpatrick.

NAMI warned Schiller the remark “may violate the letter and/or spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)—risking creation of a hostile work environment, flowing from the top down through NPR and its affiliates for any employee who lives with mental illness.”

In the NAMI Blog, Fitzpatrick further noted: “Once again, someone has played “the stigma card,” suggesting mental illness to discredit a person rather than debating issues on their merits.”

Fitzpatrick told Schiller the remark was “sadly inconsistent with NPR’s own stellar record of reporting fairly, accurately and compassionately on issues related to mental illness.”

The NAMI letter to Schiller was copied to NPR’s Vice-President for Legal Affairs and General Counsel, Joyce Slocum.

About NAMI
NAMI is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMI has over 1100 state and local affiliates that engage in research, education, support and advocacy.
Http://www. nami. org
Twitter. com/namicommunicate
Facebook. com/officialNAMI

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Monday, March 18, 2002

AmeriCall Exhibits at Inaugural Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Readiness & Emergency Management Technology Expo

AmeriCall Exhibits at Inaugural Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Readiness & Emergency Management Technology Expo

AmeriCall was the only call center invited to attend the recent inaugural Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Readiness & Emergency Management Technology Expo 2009 in New Orleans. AmeriCall shared information about emergency response services with attendees.

Tacoma, Washington (PRWEB) June 13, 2009

Inbound/outbound call center (http://www. americall. com/) and answering service AmeriCall recently exhibited at the inaugural Southeast Louisiana Hurricane Readiness & Emergency Management Technology Expo in New Orleans. As the only call center service (http://www. americall. com/serv_6class. htm) provider in attendance, AmeriCall informed expo attendees of available emergency messaging and dispatching strategies for effective emergency response and management of natural disasters.

The expo, held at the Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center on the University of New Orleans Lakefront campus, was sponsored by the Louisiana Technology Council and brought together emergency management and homeland security professionals and vendors. The one-day, tech-focused expo addressed subjects such as transportation, public health and medical services, search and rescue, agriculture and natural resources, public safety and security, long-term community recovery, and emergency response.

Attendees learned about AmeriCall's commitment to disaster management through efficient screening of and response to emergency calls. Twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week, AmeriCall agents and operators are available to provide alpha-numeric pager dispatches, medical dispatches, email dispatches, and cell/home/office dispatches in times of crisis. Online, real-time reporting is also available through AmeriCall's web interface and includes performance statistics, call detail, instant access to call recordings, and screen captures of agent interactions.

According to General Manager Scott Hager, "AmeriCall continues to work with governmental and business clients in Louisiana and other parts of the country to develop simple and effective strategies for disaster preparation and management. Our processes help our clients not only manage crisis but continue to manage their operations for as long as necessary after the initial crisis is over. Our answering service (http://www. americall. com/Answering-Service. html) systems are highly customizable and can be readily adapted to almost any requirement."

AmeriCall's answering services (http://www. americall. com/Emergency-Messaging-&-Dispath. html) are customizable to best meet clients' needs during emergencies. AmeriCall emergency response clients include government and commercial organizations such as Tulane University, Time Warner Cable, and the National Wetlands Research Center.

For additional information on AmeriCall or its call center services (http://www. americall. com/Help-Desk-customer-service-customer-support. htm), contact Scott Hager or visit www. americall. com.

About AmeriCall:
One of the nation's top inbound/outbound call centers and answering services, AmeriCall has more than 70 years of experience providing standard and fully customized answering and call center solutions for a wide variety of industries. The company devotes resources to researching, developing, and integrating the latest communications technologies into its operational infrastructure to lower client costs and streamline operations, as well as increase productivity and profits.

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Sunday, March 17, 2002

McLellan Creative Unveils New Web Site Technology Marketing Firm Expands Services for Startups, SMBs and Global Enterprises

McLellan Creative Unveils New Web Site Technology Marketing Firm Expands Services for Startups, SMBs and Global Enterprises

McLellan Creative, a leading marketing communications firm serving many of the world's most innovative technology companies, unveiled its new web site today at www. mclellancreative. com. Enhancements to the site include expanded offerings for technology startup companies, small - and medium-sized businesses and global enterprises. The new site will help companies of all sizes find the creative support they need to fuel their growth.

Ashland, OR (PRWEB) February 25, 2008

McLellan Creative, a leading marketing communications firm serving many of the world's most innovative technology companies, unveiled its new web site today at www. mclellancreative. com. Enhancements to the site include expanded offerings for technology startup companies, small - and medium-sized businesses and global enterprises. The new site will help companies of all sizes find the creative support they need to fuel their growth.

"For years we've been working with global enterprises such as Cisco, Palm, Hitachi and others, to help them find new ways to communicate to increasingly diverse audiences, reinvigorate existing marketing campaigns and develop innovative new ones," said Robert McLellan, founder and president of McLellan Creative. "Our new web site expands these services to technology startup companies and SMBs."

McLellan Creative is best known for bringing the art of storytelling to technology. With roots in Hollywood, Robert McLellan and his award-winning team understand the importance of finding the compelling story within each technology innovation. "All great marketing begins with good storytelling. Fourteen years ago we saw many technology companies with dynamic products or services, yet they were unable to communicate powerfully with customers," explained McLellan. "We've used the timeless elements of storytelling to help many of these tech organizations connect more effectively with their audiences."

For tech startups this means defining their niche and creating powerful brand identities. For small - and medium-sized businesses this means harnessing all of their strengths to create a platform for accelerated growth. And for global enterprises this means bringing fresh messaging and new perspectives to established brands.

McLellan Creative offers a full menu of marketing communications services, including collateral, white papers, case studies, corporate and consumer newsletters, web content, e-marketing, public relations support and executive speech writing. More importantly, the firm offers fully integrated marketing capabilities that help technology companies to develop synergistic, cost-effective campaigns that make the most of both traditional and digital media. "We have a solid client base in each of our market sectors," said McLellan. "We want to make our creative expertise available to every tech company interested in driving high-powered growth."

About McLellan Creative
Founded in 1994 and is based in Ashland, Oregon, McLellan Creative is a team of award-winning, technology-focused writers and creative experts who help companies elevate their corporate messaging and communicate more effectively with customers. Our experience covers the entire spectrum of established and emerging technologies. From traditional data control systems and healthcare technologies to social networking, financial forecasting and nanotech, there is no technology too deep or too new for McLellan Creative. For more information, visit http://www. mclellancreative. com (http://www. mclellancreative. com).

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Thursday, March 14, 2002

Carbonrally Turns Climate Change into Competitive Sport

Carbonrally Turns Climate Change into Competitive Sport

Earth Day and every day, when we compete, the earth wins

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) April 14, 2008

Individuals focus on their personal goals. Teams vie for bragging rights. And the competition to reduce CO2 emissions is well underway at Carbonrally. com. Carbonrally. com is a new website that offers individuals and groups a fun, simple and competitive way to have a measurable impact on climate change.

"Our mission is to unleash the power of internet communities and on-line gaming to engage people on a massive scale," said Jason Karas, founder of Carbonrally. "We provide a place where people can get together, share their ideas, and instantly see the results of their collective actions. We also hope people can have some fun along the way, especially when dealing with an important issue like climate change."

The site regularly poses challenges that entail small personal lifestyle changes. Each challenge translates directly into a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions measured in pounds of CO2. Sample challenges include drinking tap water vs. bottled water, avoiding disposable coffee cups and reducing the number of catalogs in your mailbox. Carbonrally reviews the science and provides an informative analysis linking each challenge to a CO2 value.

Participants act individually on Carbonrally. com and may also form teams to add a competitive element to the experience. The powerful teaming aspects of Carbonrally have already led to formation of more than 150 teams of friends, classmates, and professional colleagues on the site. Although the site is still in its infancy, thousands of participants have collectively reduced CO2 emissions by more than 100 tons. That's equal to turning off the electricity to about 100 homes for a month.

"Carbonrally provides a fun way to do something together about climate change. We assembled a group of old friends near and far to have a collective impact. It feels good, and we're learning more about climate change with every challenge we take," said Christopher Prchal, a team leader out of Elgin, IL.

Carbonrally's team play makes it very popular for groups including employees wanting to engage in healthy competition around shared goals. Company teams compete among colleagues and, increasingly, with other teams in their industry.

"At Google, we are always looking for ways to be good environmental citizens and reduce our carbon footprint. Carbonrally added an extra element of fun to our efforts, and inspired a little friendly competition between Googlers in our Pittsburgh and Cambridge offices. The fact that the site allows participants to easily track their progress particularly appealed to our software engineers, who tend to be more motivated by measurable results," said Cathy Serventi, who works in Google's Pittsburgh, PA, office.

Some of the firms participating on Carbonrally. com are already recognized leaders in corporate social responsibility. For them, and others just starting green programs, the site has been a boon to empower employees and to recognize their CO2 reducing efforts.

"Carbonrally has made us aware of how much we each can do to reduce CO2 emissions," said Kathryn Herzog, chief actuary, The Redwoods Group, an insurance company in Morrisville, North Carolina. "Carbonrally has been an excellent tool for engaging many Redwoods employees in our green initiative and remaining focused on our goals for positive change."

Carbonrally is running a special recruiting competition in honor of Earth Day on April 22. The firm is also launching special programs for corporate teams and sponsors in the near future.

About Carbonrally
Based in Cambridge, MA, Carbonrally is a web platform offering individuals and groups a fun, simple and social way to have a measurable impact on climate change. Carbonrally publishes periodic science-based "challenges" which involve personal changes in behavior. The site enumerates the personal CO2 impacts associated with the challenges, and also reports combined scores for teams and the entire community. Through team play, Carbonrally provides a quick and easy program for companies and other groups seeking to engage people in collective climate action. The service is free and available to participants 13 years and older.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2002

Cathy Rosebaugh Joins Senior Resource Alliance

Cathy Rosebaugh Joins Senior Resource Alliance

Cathy Rosebaugh, President of Alterna Home Solutions, has joined the Senior Resource Alliance of the Triangle.

RALEIGH, N. C. (PRWEB) February 9, 2006

Cathy Rosebaugh, President of Alterna Home Solutions, has joined the Senior Resource Alliance of the Triangle. This organization is comprised of professionals from around the Triangle who are well known and respected in the senior community. Members stay up to date in their areas of expertise by participating in group meetings and continuing education opportunities.

“I am pleased to join the Senior Resource Alliance of the Triangle,” said Rosebaugh. “This organization is a resource for families and seniors and strives to educate Triangle residents by speaking to groups on subjects that affect the lives of seniors by having its members share their expertise in various professional fields.”

About Cathy Rosebaugh:

Cathy Rosebaugh, President of Alterna Home Solutions and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA), has nearly 20 years of experience in real estate and a lifetime of interest in assisting the post-career generation. She has worked as Marketing Director with Highwoods Properties and Regency Development Associates and created Alterna to provide a comprehensive real estate resource exclusively for those 55 and better. Rosebaugh is President of the Chapel Hill and Durham Eldercare Resources (CHADER) and a member of the Senior Resource Alliance of the Triangle and Health Affairs Round Table (HART). She is also on the Board of Directors of Second Chance Pet Adoptions and an active member of the Central Cary Rotary. More information is available at 919-522-4297 or www. AlternaHS. com

About The Senior Resource Alliance of the Triangle:

The Senior Resource Alliance of the Triangle is an organization made up of professionals from around the Triangle, who are well known and respected in the senior community, together they strive to be an ethical, competent, and trusted source for senior needs. The organization is a resource for families and seniors and educates Triangle residents by speaking to groups on subjects that affect the lives of seniors, and specialize in areas such as assisted living, estate planning, life adjustments, financial planning and personal assistance. For more information, please call 919-463-7977.

Patty Briguglio

MMI Associates, Inc.

919-233-6600

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IdentityMine Introduces the IdentityMine Gesture Engine to Support Advanced Multi-Touch Development

IdentityMine Introduces the IdentityMine Gesture Engine to Support Advanced Multi-Touch Development

IdentityMine announces the IdentityMine Gesture Engine, a new solution accelerator to assist clients looking to develop multi-touch applications for Windows 7.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) March 19, 2009

IdentityMine, an expert user-experience company, introduces the IdentityMine Gesture Engine to bring expanded Multi-Touch capabilities to applications for Windows 7.

With the new range of hardware and software available, it is now possible to create interfaces that respond directly to touch. Specifically these new paradigms allow more than one touch to be processed at the same time - allowing for more natural navigation and commands. Examples of these emerging technologies include Windows 7 and Microsoft Surface.

The IdentityMine Gesture Engine implements a strategy where gestures can be placed at any point of the user interface, and work seamlessly together to interpret the intended navigation or command. The technology created to implement this strategy is known as multi-level gesturing. By supporting multi-level cooperative gesturing, designers and developers are able to implement grouping of gestures to accomplish a very natural user experience.

In addition to multi-level gesturing, the IdentityMine Gesture Engine supports and expanded set of gestures including the ability for user-defined gestures.

"The IdentityMine Gesture Engine is a major step forward in allowing us to push the envelope in natural user interface (NUI) development," said Mark Brown, CEO at IdentityMine. "We are extremely excited about the new technologies coming in Windows 7 and are ready to support clients who are gearing up for the upcoming OS launch."

For more information on the IdentityMine Gesture Engine and their solutions and services focused on Windows 7 please visit http://www. identitymine. com/windows7 (http://www. identitymine. com/windows7).

About IdentityMine:
IdentityMine is an expert user experience company. Combining the best of what you expect from an innovative design agency and an inventive software development firm, IdentityMine brings a blended approach to the world of user-experience. Integration of deep technical expertise and rich engaging design through the use of Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, Microsoft Surface and Natural UI technologies sets them apart. They facilitate the inevitable convergence of IT, traditional operations and marketing efforts to make a truly memorable and intuitive user experience. Based in the Seattle area, IdentityMine has offices in the United States and India and its clients include Microsoft, GE Health, Wells Fargo, Siemens, CBS Paramount and Forbes. com. IdentityMine can deliver an improved user experience for you. For more information, visit http://www. identitymine. com/ (http://www. identitymine. com/).

IdentityMine Press Contact:
Meaghan McAllister, Marketing Coordinator
IdentityMine
253.722.0841
Http://www. identitymine. com (http://www. identitymine. com)

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Think Technologies Created Site Wins Prestigious Award

Think Technologies Created Site Wins Prestigious Award

Indian River Community College and the Living Science Partners recently received the 2004 NAWeb “Best of the Web” Educational Web Site of the Year Award.

(PRWEB) March 7, 2005

Indian River Community College and the Living Science Partners recently received the 2004 NAWeb “Best of the Web” Educational Web Site of the Year Award.

Congressmen Mark Foley (R-Fla.), Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.), and Dave Weldon (R-Fla.) attended the awards ceremony, held at the Health Science Center Atrium & Auditorium of Indian River Community College.

The site, http://www. living-science. org, was (http://www. living-science. org, was) developed with Think Technologies as the Technology Partner. Think Technologies is a Microsoft Certified Partner and leading provider of custom online education solutions. Think Technologies has developed innovative sites with specific objectives to provide resources that encourage student learning in elective and advanced science courses.

“We are pleased that Indian River Community College and the Living Science Partners are receiving this prestigious award,” said Andrew Davies, CEO of Think Technologies.

“The website showcases the uniqueness and benefits of pursuing disciplines that are expanding nationally,” said Davies. “Think Technologies is proud to provide the cutting-edge technology to make the Living Science site a success. We look forward to continue working with the Living Science partnership to expand and grow the reach of the program.”

The North American Web Conference, NAWeb2004, is an internationally recognized conference founded in 1995 to encourage innovative and practical uses of the World Wide Web. NAWeb promotes teaching, learning and extending the reach of existing campuses through the creation of "virtual" campuses that are unique and exciting. This mission applies not only to traditional educational institutions, but also to the corporate and private world. As part of its mission of the conference program, NAWeb2004 sponsors the NAWeb Award for Educational Site of the Year. The NAWeb Educational Site of the Year trophy was awarded during the NAWeb2004 conference. Any educational site on the web may be nominated for this award. A jury of judges reviewed each site according to innovation, creativity, and the practicality of the nominated site. Five finalists were selected for presentation to the attendees at the conference during the awards ceremony. From these five finalists the NAWeb2004 Educational Site of the Year was announced. Each of the four runner-ups received a special NAWeb Award's citation.

“We have been pleased to provide the technology and opportunities for secondary and postsecondary teachers interested in science to work with other teachers in their field,” Davies said. “They can now effectively interact directly with their students and professionals in the international scientific community.”

About Think Technologies

Think Technologies is a progressive software publisher with deep roots in custom application development, including the. NET platform. The 8 year-old firm develops customized applications across many industries and has extensive experience in developing business management systems. Think Technologies is a leader in developing web management systems, including web portals, e-commerce portals, order management systems, and content management systems. Tel: 1-866-87THINK. Web: www. thinktechnologies. com.

About Living Science Partners

In 1999, Indian River Community College initiated the Living Science (LS) program to bring Web-based, interactive “living science” into K-12 classrooms. Using cutting-edge technology, scientists interact with students in classrooms without leaving their laboratories to five students real-time Web-based experiences in relevant topics. Student enrollment in IRCC online math and science courses has an increased significantly because of LS.

Technology executive Andrew Davies, CEO of Think Technologies, is immediately available for interviews on the subject of innovative education software trends, custom applications and how education and business can better use technology to improve learning standards, productivity and profitability. Please contact Geoff Caplan, Public Relations Representative for Think Technologies, at 954-345-7839 to schedule an interview.

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Monday, March 11, 2002

Breathing Right Improves Health and Lifestyle

Breathing Right Improves Health and Lifestyle

At some point, everyone begins to worry about the future of their health. While attempting to take preventative measures, confusion strikes when discovering the wealth of information available. All the information out there makes it impossible to decide on the right approach. However, the answer may be to consult your own knowledge, and start from the fundamentals.

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2006

Let's say you workout on a routine basis, you feel active, but you also know that professional athletes are physically worn out at a younger age, and don't necessarily have better long-term health than those who exercise moderately. So how much exercise is too much? Is your exercise routine well-balanced?

You have the best medical care, and you take all the best known supplements, but you worry how everything interacts with your body.

Will it produce a negative side-effect? Will two supplements defeat the purpose of each other? Should you not take it when you feel good, or when you feel sick? Is your doctor really giving you the BEST advice?

At MASTERLU. COM we believe -- When in doubt, go back to the basics! Make sure you are taking all the right steps from the very start. Improve the way you absorb and process the single most abundant resource you use everyday, your breath!

How could breathing make such a big difference?

First of all, a normal office worker only uses a sixth of his lung capacity. The remaining five-sixth of his lungs are either deflated or holding stagnant air. This greatly reduces the oxygenation of the blood -- required for supporting all of our inner organs.

Clinical studies also show that an average person's lung capacity begins to diminish shortly after puberty. That is if you don't do anything to maintain or increase your active lung capacity.

By measure of lung function with a spirometer, we could lose UP TO 25% of our air intake capacity every 10 years. This could explain why people take more breaths per minute with increased age.

Do longer breaths give you a longer life? Taking a a look at the living creatures around us, we can see that animals taking shorter breaths tend to have a shorter life.

A dog, for instance, takes up to 30 breaths per minute, while an adult human only takes about 15-20 breaths. A turtle's average respiratory rate could be as low as 1-2 a minute.

In comparison, the estimated life span of a turtle is 100 years, humans - 75 years, and 20 years for dogs. So it seems the quality and depth of the breath is in fact more important than the quantity (number of breaths taken) of breaths.

Of course respiratory rate is far from the only factor to determine longevity, but it can definitely help contribute to a significantly increased life span.

Here is what Johnny "Lam" Jones, former NFL New York Jets Player, had to say about Master Lu's Five Elements Breathing Method:

"The breathing exercises are great for improving your cardiovascular [system], and the strength and speed exercises are great for building and maintaining strength without losing flexibility. If the athlete will combine the training with his individual sport training, I believe without a doubt, he will gain that extra edge that increases his chances of winning the battle in any sport. The greatest thing about this training method is that it's not just for the young or athletic, anyone can do the exercises! It's for those who care about their physical health on a long term basis."

About MASTERLU. COM

MasterLu. com was established to create awareness of Master Lu’s holistic approach to better health. Renowned 70 year-old Master Lu has been training health professionals, celebrities and athletes throughout the world for the past 40 years. Now, his teachings are available on video. The breathing method is the most fundamental step of his program, which Master Lu refers to as the “Core” of his Lift Up Series. The Five Elements Breathing Program is available on DVD at http://www. masterlu. com (http://www. masterlu. com) for $58.

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CMA Closes Deal On Acquisition of BearingPoint

CMA Closes Deal On Acquisition of BearingPoint

NY IT firm awarded business from former global technology leader, adds staff

Latham, NY (PRWEB) July 17, 2009

The state's largest woman-owned information technology firm has acquired BearingPoint's public services operation in New York and announced the staff additions from the former industry leader, in a move detailed Tuesday.

CMA, http://cma. com/ (http://cma. com/), was awarded the continuation of active projects at the state Department of Health, state Education Department and the state Office of Mental Health in a bankruptcy agreement reached last month. The deal closed on July 10th.

"This was a great opportunity to augment CMA's excellent and talented staff with additional resources and expertise," said CMA President Kay Stafford. "CMA is now better positioned to provide even better solutions in health and education services technology. These important projects will continue to provide critical programs and vital services to all New Yorkers. "

Prior to filing for bankruptcy this year, BearingPoint was widely recognized as a leader in the global management and technology consulting field. After completing an initial public offering in 2001, the company changed its name from KPMG Consulting to BearingPoint in 2002. Specializing in design and delivery of large scale systems integrations projects, BearingPoint grew to a $3 billion business before the company was hit by financial woes.

BearingPoint's New York-based business grew by more than 1,000-percent over the last five years.

As a result of the deal, 14 former BearingPoint employees are now working for CMA. The new additions take CMA's total staff to 362 employees in what has become one of the fastest growing information technology firms in the country.

CMA is a New York State certified woman-owned business with corporate headquarters in Latham, NY and offices in New York, New York; Washington, DC; Austin, TX and Phoenix, AZ. They offer services nationwide from Texas to Oregon and from Guam to Maine. CMA is celebrating 25 years of excellence in information technology services.

Contact: Kris Thompson, CMA (518) 783-9003

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Fibrenetix Signs Ground-Breaking European Deal With Kodak

Fibrenetix Signs Ground-Breaking European Deal With Kodak

Cutting-edge RAID storage pioneer Fibrenetix has signed a ground-breaking Europe-wide servicing deal with Kodak, enabling it to sell high technology storage subsystems to blue-chip corporations across the continent, with outstanding onsite service.

West Sussex, UK (PRWEB) January 17, 2005

Cutting-edge RAID storage pioneer Fibrenetix has signed a ground-breaking Europe-wide servicing deal with Kodak, enabling it to sell high technology storage subsystems to blue-chip corporations across the continent.

Jes Nagel, Danish-born MD at Fibrenetix said: “This is a key move for us. We traditionally operate in the highly competitive storage market area dominated by smaller players, but now our advanced RAID technology is creating serious interest with large corporations. These blue-chip companies want high technology but they want it competitively priced and backed by outstanding service. This new agreement with Kodak Service & Support ticks all those boxes.

In the wake of global success, a recently completed 1,000 Terabyte storage installation deal with a European power utility, and the launch of a new technical R&D facility in Dublin, the Sussex-based company is set to ‘substantially’ grow its storage subsystems market through 2005.

Added Nagel: “We are the market leader for cost effective storage systems and we have seen impressive growth across 17 different countries in the last 10 years – but to grow the business to the next level we need to ensure the quality of our service matches the quality of our technology. This new contract achieves that. It creates a whole new dimension for Fibrenetix. This new partnership will form the bedrock of our expansion plans for 2005 and beyond and provides our customers with real added value. Kodak is a synonym for quality and reliability and its service and support record is second to none in the industry.”

Colin Cooke, Business Development Manager, Kodak Service & Support EAMER (Europe, Africa and Middle East) added: “We are delighted to be working closely with Fibrenetix. RAID is one of the fastest-growing elements of computer storage and this vibrant, young company has established itself as a leader in its field. It manufactures leading-edge products and enjoys an outstanding reputation for cost-efficient quality. And to all that it can now add the quality and skill sets of Kodak’s world-class service and support.”

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Further information: Trevor Lansdown at wordengineers. com

E: info@wordengineers. com. T: 01206 241575

About Fibrenetix

FIBRENETIX is the market leader for cost effective storage systems. Recognised in the storage industry since 1995, the Company has established a solid reputation for fast, scalable and highly reliable storage solutions. Fibrenetix has successfully developed a series of high performance, cost effective RAID subsystems. With over 5000 RAID systems installed, in over 17 different countries, Fibrenetix is recognised as a pioneer of IDE and cost effective RAID.

Fibrenetix offer a comprehensive product range, with storage capacity ranging from 800GB in a 5-bay desktop tower unit, to 6.4 Terabytes in a single 16-bay, 3U rackmount enclosure using 400GB hard drives. The companyÂ’s largest single installation is currently 1000 TerabyteÂ’s of storage for a power utility corporation. Fibrenetix is dedicated to providing new cutting edge products, customer support and reliability, to meet the ever-growing demand for data storage. For more information visit: www. fibrenetix. com

About Eastman Kodak Company and infoimaging

Kodak is the leader in helping people take, share, print and view images – for memories, for information, for entertainment. The company is a major participant in infoimaging, a $385 billion industry composed of devices (digital cameras and flat-panel displays), infrastructure (online networks and delivery systems for images) and services & media (software, film and paper enabling people to access, analyze and print images). With sales of $12.8 billion in 2002, the company comprises several businesses: Photography, providing consumers, professionals and cinematographers with digital and traditional products and services; Health, supplying the healthcare industry with traditional and digital image capture, storage and output products and services; Commercial Imaging, offering image capture, output and storage products and services to businesses and government; Components, delivering optics and imaging sensors to original equipment manufacturers; and Display, which designs and manufactures state-of-the-art organic light-emitting diode displays as well as other specialty materials.

Additional information is available at http://www. kodak. com/go/CIGservice (http://www. kodak. com/go/CIGservice)

Media Contacts:

Jonathan Tripp

Kodak Service & Support

E: jtripp@kodak. com

T: 01442 844918

Mandy Stone

Fibrenetix

E: marketing@fibrenetix. com

T: 01293 400515

© Eastman Kodak Company, 2004.

Kodak is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company

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Evidence Indicates that the Bush Administration Conducted Experiments and Research on Detainees to Design Torture Techniques and Create Legal Cover

Evidence Indicates that the Bush Administration Conducted Experiments and Research on Detainees to Design Torture Techniques and Create Legal Cover

Illegal Activity Would Violate Nuremberg Code and Could Open Door to Prosecution

Cambridge, MA (Vocus) June 7, 2010

In the most comprehensive investigation to date of health professionals’ involvement in the CIA’s “enhanced” interrogation program (EIP), Physicians For Human Rights (http://physiciansforhumanrights. org/) has uncovered evidence that indicates the Bush administration apparently conducted illegal and unethical human experimentation and research on detainees in CIA custody. The apparent experimentation and research appear to have been performed to provide legal cover for torture, as well as to help justify and shape future procedures and policies governing the use of the “enhanced” interrogation techniques. The PHR report, Experiments in Torture: Human Subject Research and Evidence of Experimentation in the ‘Enhanced’ Interrogation Program (http://phrtorturepapers. org), is the first to provide evidence that CIA medical personnel engaged in the crime of illegal experimentation after 9/11, in addition to the previously disclosed crime of torture.

A telephone media briefing will be held at 11 AM EDT on Monday, June 7th (800-894-5910 Outside of the U. S: 785-424-1052. Conference ID: TORTURE). Download the report and obtain further information at http://phrtorturepapers. org (http://phrtorturepapers. org)

This evidence indicating apparent research and experimentation on detainees opens the door to potential additional legal liability for the CIA and Bush-era officials. There is no publicly available evidence that the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel determined that the alleged experimentation and research performed on detainees was lawful, as it did with the “enhanced” techniques themselves.
“The CIA appears to have broken all accepted legal and ethical standards put in place since the Second World War to protect prisoners from being the subjects of experimentation,” said Frank Donaghue, PHR’s Chief Executive Officer. “Not only are these alleged acts gross violations of human rights law, they are a grave affront to America’s core values.”

Physicians for Human Rights demands that President Obama direct the Attorney General to investigate these allegations, and if a crime is found to have been committed, prosecute those responsible. Additionally, Congress must immediately amend the War Crimes Act (WCA) to remove changes made to the WCA in 2006 by the Bush Administration that allow a more permissive definition of the crime of illegal experimentation on detainees in US custody. The more lenient 2006 language of the WCA was made retroactive to all acts committed by US personnel since 1997.
“In their attempt to justify the war crime of torture, the CIA appears to have committed another alleged war crime – illegal experimentation on prisoners,” said Nathaniel A. Raymond, Director of PHR’s Campaign Against Torture and lead report author. “Justice Department lawyers appear to never have assessed the lawfulness of the alleged research on detainees in CIA custody, despite how essential it appears to have been to their legal cover for torture.”

PHR’s report, Experiments in Torture, is relevant to present-day national security interrogations, as well as Bush-era detainee treatment policies. As recently as February, 2010, President Obama’s then director of national intelligence, Admiral Dennis Blair, disclosed that the US had established an elite interrogation unit that will conduct “scientific research” to improve the questioning of suspected terrorists. Admiral Blair declined to provide important details about this effort.

“If health professionals participated in unethical human subject research and experimentation they should be held to account,” stated Scott A. Allen, MD, a medical advisor to Physicians for Human Rights and lead medical author of the report. “Any health professional who violates their ethical codes by employing their professional expertise to calibrate and study the infliction of harm disgraces the health profession and makes a mockery of the practice of medicine.”

Several prominent individuals and organizations in addition to PHR will file a complaint this week with the US Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) and call for an OHRP investigation of the CIA’s Office of Medical Services.
The PHR report indicates that there is evidence that health professionals engaged in research on detainees that violates the Geneva Conventions, The Common Rule, the Nuremberg Code and other international and domestic prohibitions against illegal human subject research and experimentation. Declassified government documents indicate that:
 Research and medical experimentation on detainees was used to measure the effects of large - volume waterboarding and adjust the procedure according to the results. After medical monitoring and advice, the CIA experimentally added saline, in an attempt to prevent putting detainees in a coma or killing them through over-ingestion of large amounts of plain water. The report observes: “‘Waterboarding 2.0’ was the product of the CIA’s developing and field-testing an intentionally harmful practice, using systematic medical monitoring and the application of subsequent generalizable knowledge.”

 Health professionals monitored sleep deprivation on more than a dozen detainees in 48-, 96- and 180-hour increments. This research was apparently used to monitor and assess the effects of varying levels of sleep deprivation to support legal definitions of torture and to plan future sleep deprivation techniques.

 Health professionals appear to have analyzed data, based on their observations of 25 detainees who were subjected to individual and combined applications of “enhanced” interrogation techniques, to determine whether one type of application over another would increase the subject’s “susceptibility to severe pain.” The alleged research appears to have been undertaken only to assess the legality of the “enhanced” interrogation tactics and to guide future application of the techniques. Experiments in Torture: Human Subject Research and Experimentation in the ‘Enhanced’ Interrogation Program is the most in-depth expert review to date of the legal and medical ethics issues concerning health professionals’ involvement in researching, designing and supervising the CIA’s “enhanced” interrogation program. The Experiments in Torture report is the result of six months of investigation and the review of thousands of pages of government documents. It has been peer-reviewed by outside experts in the medical, biomedical and research ethics fields, legal experts, health professionals and experts in the treatment of torture survivors.

The lead author for this report was Nathaniel Raymond, Director of the Campaign Against Torture, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) and the lead medical author was Scott Allen, MD, Co-Director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights at Brown University and Medical Advisor to PHR. They were joined in its writing by Vincent Iacopino, MD, PhD, PHR Senior Medical Advisor; Allen Keller, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, NYU School of Medicine, Director, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture; Stephen Soldz, PhD, President-elect of Psychologists for Social Responsibility and Director of the Center for Research, Evaluation and Program Development at the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis; Steven Reisner, PhD, PHR Advisor on Ethics and Psychology; and John Bradshaw, JD, PHR Chief Policy Officer and Director of PHR’s Washington Office.

The report was extensively peer reviewed by leading experts in related medical, legal, ethical and governmental fields addressed in the document.

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Sunday, March 10, 2002

Major Researchers Visit Amarillo to Speak at Breastfeeding Conference

Major Researchers Visit Amarillo to Speak at Breastfeeding Conference

The latest information on current breastfeeding research will be presented at this conference.

AMARILLO, Texas (PRWEB) September 29, 2005

Researchers from as far away as Australia will be visiting Amarillo on October 20-22 to speak at the Third Annual Amarillo Lactation Conference.

The results of various breastfeeding studies will be presented. On the last day of the conference, researchers will demonstrate, using ultrasound equipment and real mothers and babies, how the baby sucks at the breast and how the milk travels from the mouth to the stomach.

This conference is being held at the Amarillo Civic Center. Continuing education credits are being provided for doctors, nurses, lactation consultants, pharmacists, health educators, and social workers. Registration deadline is October 15. For more information about the conference, call 376-9900 or 800-378-1317, or visit the website: www. ibreastfeeding. com/html/conference. html (http://www. ibreastfeeding. com/html/conference. html).

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World of Hair offers New Body Wrap, New Hair Care Products and Body SculptureTreatment, All Natural Bbased Treatments

World of Hair offers New Body Wrap, New Hair Care Products and Body SculptureTreatment, All Natural Bbased Treatments.

For nealry ten years World of Hair has been offering the newest in health and beauty and has now used over 4 years of research to bring a new and advanced product aimed at nail fungus as well as herbal based double chin body wrap that uses skin firming rhassoul clay and finally a new section for body related products including a new body cream, body scuplture cream and natural body lotions.

Birmingham, Alabama (PRWEB) March 13, 2008

World of Hair offers a complete selection of specialty hair care products targeted at healing hair problems and helping with scalp issues that range from dry hair all the way down to lice issues Best known for natural based hair products that help with dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, oily hair and scalp and other issues that many professional hair care lines don't target. The treatments for hair are all natural based and let the herbal extracts and other natural based ingredients work on the hair issues.

World of Hair is known for its products that are demonstrated to not only work on the hair but also to rebalance scalp issues that are easily become unbalanced with today's harsh shampoos and styling techiques as well as heat styling that can strip the vital moisture from the scalp and the hair that harms makes holding moisture difficult for both the hair and the skin on the scalp. Rebalance Dry Hair Shampoo (http://www. worldofhair. com/hair/) is the newest in a dry hair care (http://www. worldofhair. com) line by World of Hair that not only deep deposits moisture onto the scalp and into the hair but is also ph balanced to help the scalp to defend against the problems associated with a scalp that has an elevated ph level. Rebalance works for all hair types including African American hair, curly hair that is often too dry as well as every dry hair that typically comes from too many chemical procedures.

World of Hair is now also offering a body wrap (http://www. worldofhair. com/wraps/) that is designed to help slim a double chin without having to use any type of surgery or laser. The wrap uses Rhassoul clay to tighten the skin and seaweed extracts of Dulce, Kombu, Blue Green and several other seaweed combinations to visibly slim and firm loose neck (http://www. worldofhair. com/wraps/double-chin. htm) skin also referred to having a double chin. Finally, World of Hair would like to introduce Body Sculpture Cream that is designed to slim and firm the body in trouble areas such as the thighs, buttocks, stomach, legs, and other problem areas noted for having loose skin, excess fat and cellulite. Body Sculpture Cream (http://www. worldofhair. com/body/) is now available in different fragances that are targeted at both men and women. The Body Sculpture Cream is targeted to deliver visible results to these toruble areas. This cream is used by both professional body builders and average women and men that want a slimmer more defined look. THis products uses a combination of seaweed slimming, clay firming and hyaluronic acid firming to give a complete and well rounded approach to slimming and firming all in one product. World of Hair will continue to sell its current slimming cream that is often used to tighten and firm the body and the bust. Contact us for more information on the products listed on this page or any of the products sold by World Of Hair.

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Saturday, March 9, 2002

Quincy Animal Health Announces Distribution Partnerships for Neutricks&#174

Quincy Animal Health Announces Distribution Partnerships for Neutricks®

Neutricks, a new evidence-based supplement to help dogs with cognitive dysfunction syndrome, is now available to veterinarians through three of the leading distributors in the animal health industry.

Madison, Wis (Vocus/PRWEB) January 10, 2011

Quincy Animal Health, a leader in canine cognitive health and manufacturer of Neutricks® is pleased to announce partnership with three of the largest animal health distributors.

Veterinarians interested in carrying Neutricks in their practice for patients exhibiting signs of Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome can now order from Butler Schein Animal Health, Midwest Veterinary Supply, Inc., or MWI Veterinary Supply.

David Merrick, General Manager of Quincy Animal Health and veteran of animal health product launches noted, “It is unique to have the strong support so quickly from the top veterinary distributors for a new product from a new animal health company.” Merrick added, “The combination of outstanding scientific data on the active ingredient in Neutricks and the unmet need in the marketplace for cognitive dysfunction syndrome has presented the distributors with an obvious winning proposition.”

These three distributors represent over 200 years of veterinary distribution, cover the entire United States and Europe and have a combined sales force of over 600 Territory Managers and 500 Inside Sales reps.

About Quincy Animal Health
Quincy Animal Health, LLC markets Neutricks™, a new evidence-based chewable supplement to aid in the treatment of canine cognitive dysfunction. The product uses technology developed by parent company Quincy Bioscience, a biotechnology company based in Madison, Wisconsin. Quincy Bioscience is focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel compounds to fight the aging process. The company's products focus on restoring calcium balance related to neurodegenerative disorders and other destructive age-related mechanisms.

More information can be found at http://www. quincyanimalhealth. com.

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Thursday, March 7, 2002

Empowered Benefits Delivers Benefits Enrollment and BenAdmin Solution to National Retailer hhgregg

Empowered Benefits Delivers Benefits Enrollment and BenAdmin Solution to National Retailer hhgregg

Working with partner Healthx, developer of the leading benefit platform solution for the human resources industry, Empowered Benefits has deployed its solution after an analysis of hhgregg’s business requirements and specific flow of information between the company’s employees, its headquarters and its benefits providers.

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) June 14, 2010

Empowered Benefits announces successful delivery and deployment of a custom benefits enrollment and BenAdmin solution for hhgregg. The Empowered Benefits solution meets hhgregg’s complex business requirements and allows for scalability and expansion without increasing the work burden for internal IT, HR or Benefits staff.

Working with partner Healthx, developer of the leading benefit platform solution for the human resources industry, Empowered Benefits has deployed its solution after an analysis of hhgregg’s business requirements and specific flow of information between the company’s employees, its headquarters and its benefits providers. Empowered Benefits has created a custom, seamless portal that automates this process.

“We have one HR department, in our Indianapolis headquarters,” notes Alison Caskey, hhgregg Benefits Administrator. “As we move into states further away, it becomes tougher to communicate changes to our plans. Also, if an associate has a change in status, we’ve relied on forms to be completed and faxed to our office, which pressures our store managers as well as our office here in Indianapolis to ensure accuracy and timeliness.”

Empowered Benefits implemented a BenAdmin enrollment system during open enrollment that alleviated the hurdles of providing benefits to a widespread workforce.

“There was an acute need for hhgregg to show how benefits selection affects associates’ payroll deductions. hhgregg offers a flexible spending account that required complex calculations for employees who are hired midyear as well,” said Gaston Gage, President and CEO of Empowered Benefits. “We’ve delivered an automated enrollment and BenAdmin portal that could help associates, store managers and benefits managers acquire and process information quickly and efficiently.”

Empowered Benefits implemented a BenAdmin enrollment system during open enrollment that alleviated the hurdles of providing benefits to a widespread workforce. The whole solution was delivered through an integrated Healthx wellness portal.

The enrollment portal also serves as an important communications link to hhgregg employees. It provides simplified plan summary explanations and links to detailed information. In addition, the associate is able to see summaries of enrollment for each dependent and rates for each of their elected benefits.

With more than 4,000 employees (and plans to add significantly to that number), seven different benefits plan offerings, each with a full set of enrollment forms, hhgregg has experienced a huge savings in paper and printing from the outset. The company will save a significant amount of staff time spent on clerical work and will not have to add significant resources during its planned growth.

About Empowered Benefits

Based in Charlotte, NC, Empowered Benefits, is a leader in the development and implementation of online solutions for enrollment, management and communications of employee benefits. The 10-year-old company’s products allow employers and employees to easily access and understand benefits offerings while reducing errors and administrative costs. Current clients include Deaconess Health System, Harris Teeter, Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated, HH Gregg, Canon, Sentara Healthcare, Dawn Foods, Reading Hospital, Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Whirlpool.

About Healthx

The Portal People since 1997. Healthx portals enable the on demand point of service access and exchange of vital healthcare and benefit information. Our mobile, web and phone portals are used to streamline communication between healthcare payers, providers, members, employers and consultants. Our on demand portals help payers and employers get the right information, to the right person at the right time, resulting in lower costs and higher levels of customer satisfaction.

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