Tuesday, December 31, 2002

John Perkins, Economist and New York Times Bestselling Author, Joins ZOOM'D Leadership to Discuss Ways Out of the Global Financial Meltdown

John Perkins, Economist and New York Times Bestselling Author, Joins ZOOM'D Leadership to Discuss Ways Out of the Global Financial Meltdown

Economist and activist John Perkins, bestselling author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and the just-released Hoodwinked, joins ZOOM'D on Monday, November 30 on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel to explore the real causes of the current global meltdown and the corporatocracy behind it--and how we can deal with the situation.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) November 24, 2009

As chief economist for a major international consulting firm, John Perkins had an inside look at the financial stranglehold that powerful entities can place on those in need. Revealing those secrets, his books on economics and geo-politics have spent more than 70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller lists and are published in over 30 languages. Now, following the release of his latest book, Hoodwinked, John Perkins joins host John Schmidt on VoiceAmerica's ZOOM'D Leadership on Monday, November 30 at 2 p. m. Eastern to discuss the cause, effects, and future scenarios of the current financial crisis.

As an economist, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, US Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, working directly with heads of state and CEOs of major companies. Using insights he gained in this role, he reveals that Bear Sterns, Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch and Countrywide didn't collapse simply because they made unwise bets on the subprime markets. The mortgage fiascos, banking industry collapse, rise of unemployment, and failure of small businesses are all too familiar symptoms of a far greater disease called corporatocracy: the few corporations that control vast amounts of capital, land and resources around the globe--and the politicians they manipulate. In his book and on ZOOM'D, he explores the steps that will bring us out of this "predatory capitalism," including the adoption of attitudes that encourage good stewardship, creating a new economy based on true consumer needs, and implementing new rules for business and government.

John Perkins is founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a sustainable, just, and peaceful world. He has lectured at universities on four continents. His books include Hoodwinked, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, The Secret History of the American Empire, Shapeshifting, The World Is as You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Spirit of the Shuar, and The Stress-Free Habit.

ZOOM'D Leadership, which airs at 2 to 3 p. m. Eastern, 11 a. m. to Noon Pacific, explores the importance of changing the way we pursue the future. ZOOM'D takes listeners out to the big picture, in to the up-close-and-personal, and toward a future of constant renewal. Whether focused on the economic crisis, energy, climate change, or sustainability at large, the show examines patterns at play, drivers behind them, and perspectives of leadership. The show has exponentially gained popularity since it began airing on May 4 and has featured the following speakers and topics over the last month in thought-provoking conversation about the major changes we face:
November 9: Sandra Postel, "Water for Life"
November 2: Richard Heinberg, "Trapped by Fossil Fuels"
October 26: James Quilligan, "The Commons and Economic Transformation"
October 19: Chip Duncan, "Enough to Go Around"
October 12: Janet Larsen, "Plan B 4.0--Mobilizing to Save Civilization"
October 5: Paul H. Ray, PhD, "Potentiality in the Emerging Wisdom Culture"

ZOOM'D Leadership airs live on Mondays at 11 AM Pacific / 1 PM Central / 2 PM Eastern on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel. To access the show, log on at http://www. modavox. com/voiceamericabusiness (http://www. modavox. com/voiceamericabusiness). All shows will be available in John Schmidt's Content Library on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel for on-demand and podcast download.

The VoiceAmericaTM Network offers the latest conversations in a talk radio format, providing education, interaction, and advice on key issues live, on demand as well as through pod cast download. If interested in hosting a talk radio show on VoiceAmerica Network, contact Jeff Spenard, President of Internet Radio at 480-294-6417 or at jeff. spenard @ voiceamerica. com.

Contact Executive Producer Dave Kredell at 480-244-3436 for advertising / sponsorship information or other show details.

About ZOOM'D Leadership Host John D. Schmidt and Avastone Consulting:
John D. Schmidt is founder and CEO of Avastone Consulting, an international consultancy committed to the vitality and sustainability of client organizations and the larger global community. John serves as advisor to global corporations and nongovernmental enterprises and is a thinker, designer, and practitioner in integral approaches to complex challenges and human development. Avastone provides executive, leadership, and organizational development services to Fortune 500 companies and other complex organizations, enabling them to realize the potential of people and the human system at work.

About VoiceAmerica / Modavox:
Since 1999, the VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network has been streaming live Internet talk radio programs, featuring more than 300 hosts broadcasting on seven genre-based channels: its flagship VoiceAmerica™ Variety Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel, VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel, VoiceAmerica Sports, 7th Wave Network, The Green Talk Network and Power Up Motorsports Channel. VoiceAmerica™ is the single largest producer of original Internet talk radio programming in the world. http://voiceamerica. com (http://voiceamerica. com).

(OTC. BB MDVX), Modavox is the leading producer and distributor of online talk radio content, streaming approximately 250 hours of live programs and scheduled replays weekly on its Modavox VoiceAmerica™ Network (http://www. voiceamerica. com (http://www. voiceamerica. com)). Modavox, Inc. (http://www. modavox. com (http://www. modavox. com)) is a pioneer in internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, and offering innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Through its patented Modavox technology, Modavox delivers content straight to desktops and Internet-enabled devices. Modavox provides managed access for live and on-demand internet broadcasting and syndication, content management, online meetings, event management, enterprise communications and distance learning.

Modavox provides complete production, delivery, and on-demand archive delivery for VoiceAmerica hosts. At the center of this offering is Modavox's patented BoomBox™ technology that provides show hosts with instant broadcasting capabilities from their own websites and with instant syndication through affiliate sites. In addition, Modavox assists in the creation of sponsorship, advertising and advanced distribution models for VoiceAmerica programming.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Securities and Exchange Commission's "safe harbor" provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause Modavox's actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated, including the risk factors identified in Modavox's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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'We Care, Wear A Flare!' Kid's Safety Campaign

'We Care, Wear A Flare!' Kid's Safety Campaign

On Saturday, August 27, 2005, several local area businesses participated in the 2nd annual "Kane County Sheriff's Kids-Safety Day," which was held at the Kane County Fairgrounds located at Randall Road Rt. 38 in St. Charles, IL 60174. What an exciting opportunity for PCS to be invited to share in this wonderful cause with such a caring community dedicated to Kids Health and Safety. This was a very informative Health, Safety, and Environmental Awareness day for all. This day officially kicked off our season of Kids Safety Awareness through Halloween.

Aurora, IL (PRWEB) September 7, 2005

PCSÂ’s Personal Commitment to Help Spread Kids Safety Awareness Across The Nation

Duration: Saturday, August 27, 2005 – Monday, October 31, 2005

On Saturday, August 27, 2005, several local area businesses participated in the 2nd annual “Kane County Sheriff's Kids-Safety Day”, which was held at the Kane County Fairgrounds located at Randall Road Rt. 38 in St. Charles, IL 60174. What an exciting opportunity for PCS to be invited to share in this wonderful cause with such a caring community dedicated to Kids Health and Safety. This was a very informative Health, Safety, and Environmental Awareness day for all. This day officially kicked off our season of Kids Safety Awareness through Halloween.

Our company supplies a variety of unique reflective safety products, which are designed to prevent accidents in every arena, primarily for schools. With our growing population and the ever-increasing volume of motorized traffic, there are more and more chances for a collision between a person and a vehicle.

While many schools are enhancing their child safety awareness programs, it is our personal goal to assist you in a successful reflector promotion throughout the year to generate funds for your school while exposing your students to the opportunity of saving a life, possibly their own.

Our programs have been successfully tested in both public and private schools throughout the country. In half-light, dark or even poor weather conditions, pedestrians and others could become victims of vehicles. Our specially constructed reflective materials return light from headlights to the eyes of the motorist. These all-weather reflectors help to reduce the incidents between motorist and people by offering up to 500 ft of visibility!

As you know, one of the most dangerous periods for children follows the end of Daylight Saving Time...right around Halloween. Make a life-saving impact within your community by conducting a Halloween or School Safety Program. If you are interested in having your students participate in any of our programs, please contact us so that we can help by providing you with these free and very useful and informative materials. We welcome the chance to assist in your current safety campaign

Financial Donations For Kids Who Are Victims of Hurricane Katrina

PCS, Inc. will be donating 10% of itÂ’s proceeds from all sales to the American Red Cross.

“But we continue to need your support as we provide relief for victims of Local, National and International disasters. In the southeast, Hurricane Katrina has ripped apart thousands of lives and left thousands homeless. In response, the American Red Cross is launching the largest mobilization of resources for a single natural disaster involving thousands of trained disaster relief workers, tons of supplies and shoulders to lean on.”

To donate for disaster relief, please mention the Disaster Relief Fund. And to call in a donation for international relief, please mention the International Response Fund. If you wish to make a contribution to other American Red Cross initiatives, the 1-800-HELP-NOW agent will assist you further. This will ensure that your contribution goes to your choice of funds. Call Today!

Elisa M. Pytka/Processing Center Services, Inc.

 2985 Middlebury Ct. W.

  Aurora, IL 60504

  (630) 585-8794

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HealthcareSource Announces Certified Integration Partnership with SkillSurvey: Seamless, No Charge Integration Designed to Improve Hospital Clients’ Recruiting Efficiency and Effectiveness

HealthcareSource Announces Certified Integration Partnership with SkillSurvey: Seamless, No Charge Integration Designed to Improve Hospital Clients’ Recruiting Efficiency and Effectiveness

HealthcareSource®, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that SkillSurvey, Inc., the leading provider of online reference assessment solutions, has joined its Certified Integration Partner program.

Woburn, MA (PRWEB) March 24, 2010

HealthcareSource®, the leading provider of talent management solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that SkillSurvey, Inc., the leading provider of online reference assessment solutions, has joined its Certified Integration Partner program.

Under the partnership, HealthcareSource clients can utilize SkillSurvey's industry-leading reference assessment tools through integration within HealthcareSource Position Manager®. Through SkillSurvey's solutions, healthcare organizations can improve the quantity and quality of information about a candidate's past work performance. This information is critical towards the efficiency of new hire decisions, helping hospitals reduce time and money on reference checking and ensuring new employees fulfill the essential standards for high quality patient care and service.

"Hiring the right candidate isn't a nice-to-have for our hospital clients, it's a must-have," said Michael DiPietro, Vice President of Marketing at HealthcareSource. "Delivering the highest level of patient care is dependent upon having a qualified staff that can fulfill the mission and values of the hospital. The integration of SkillSurvey, the industry's leading reference solution, within HealthcareSource Position Manager gives our clients the assurance and confidence they need to efficiently hire employees that fit the high standards that govern their healthcare organization."

"Our mission is to provide the information that can help organizations make the right hiring decisions during their selection process," said Cynthia A. Hedricks, Ph. D., Chief Analytics Officer at SkillSurvey. "Prior work performance is a critical piece towards predicting future work performance. Through this partnership with HealthcareSource, we can now help some of the nation's top hospitals hire employees who will support their desired level of patient care and help them meet their business goals."

About HealthcareSource
With more than 1,000 hospital clients, HealthcareSource is the leader in talent management for the healthcare industry. Through its software-as-a-service solutions, HealthcareSource helps hospitals acquire, develop, and retain the best workforce possible in order to maximize the quality and efficiency of patient care. The company's talent management solutions include performance management, onboarding, applicant tracking, and a leading healthcare job board. A private corporation, HealthcareSource focuses exclusively on the healthcare industry and consistently earns high marks for client satisfaction and retention. To learn more, please visit www. healthcaresource. com or call (800) 869-5200.

About SkillSurvey
SkillSurvey is the leading provider of Web 2.0 reference assessment solutions that increase quality of hire and improve recruiting efficiency. Using SkillSurvey, organizations improve the quantity and quality of information they collect regarding a candidate's past work performance, providing better information to recruiters and hiring managers as they make decisions on new hires. SkillSurvey also significantly reduces time and money spent on reference checking. This breakthrough, patent-pending approach to reference assessments is based on over 25 years of research in job competency modeling. More information is available at www. skillsurvey. com.

Contact:
Kevin Mullins
Mullins Communications for HealthcareSource
Kevintmullins(at)gmail(dot)com
(617) 780-0439

This press release was distributed through PR Web by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: www. HRmarketer. com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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Monday, December 30, 2002

HipaaManager Announces (RCAT ™), a Risk Analysis Internet-Based Compliance Solution for the HIPAA Security Deadline Scheduled for April 21, 2005

HipaaManager Announces (RCAT ™), a Risk Analysis Internet-Based Compliance Solution for the HIPAA Security Deadline Scheduled for April 21, 2005

HipaaManager, Inc. releases (RCAT™) Risk Compliance Assessment Tool to enterprise level healthcare providers

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2005

HipaaManager, Inc., a leading provider of scalable HIPAA compliancy privacy and security software solutions, announced today their newest product – RCAT™ (Risk Control Analysis Tool). RCAT was designed as a complete application for analyzing, documenting, and implementing an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information (ePHI) stored, maintained, and transmitted by an organization. RCAT is an invaluable tool that will assist in completing the risk analysis, which is the first and most comprehensive requirement of the HIPAA Security portion of the rule.

The release of this new product will allow medium to large healthcare organizations concerned about administrative, physical, and technical security risks and their appropriate safeguards, to perform their own risk analysis without necessarily needing to hire external resources. RCAT will also help self-insured organizations or other businesses that work with healthcare entities in a business associate capacity to interpret, meet and comply with the HIPAA security regulation requirements scheduled for implementation in April 2005.

RCAT™ guides the user through a series of questions and will help successfully complete a comprehensive risk analysis. “The release of RCAT will provide the most cost-effective and comprehensive solution on the market to date with a roadmap to help HIPAA security compliance officials and Information Technology officers perform an accurate, complete, and thorough risk analysis,” said Mike Sawyer, Vice President of HipaaManager. The product was designed using the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) methodology. HipaaManager’s products are endorsed by various state and local healthcare organizations, and are optimized for ease of use including the translation of each HIPAA security rule along with instructions on what is needed for cost-effective compliance.

About HipaaManager, Inc.

HipaaManager, Inc. is a software and solutions consulting firm specializing in the development of internet-based applications that address privacy and security compliancy issues of todayÂ’s businesses. HipaaManager offers HIPAA privacy and security tools that lay the foundation to help organizations become HIPAA compliant. HipaaManager, Inc. is headquartered in San Diego, California. More information about HipaaManager, its products, services and offerings are available at www. hipaamanager. com.

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Sunday, December 29, 2002

New Medical Spa Offers Facial Rejuvenation and Laser Hair Removal on Long Island

New Medical Spa Offers Facial Rejuvenation and Laser Hair Removal on Long Island

At Everis Medi Spa, patients are achieving smooth, beautiful skin with such services as BOTOX® Cosmetic, chemical peels, and laser hair removal on Long Island.

Long Island, New York (PRWEB) February 10, 2008

Everis Medi Spa, a state of the art spa offering the latest skin care treatments for body and facial rejuvenation, recently opened on Long Island in Huntington and on the Web at www. everismedispa. com. Everis Medi Spa was founded by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Romanelli. The Long Island medi-spa was created to provide clients with a hand-selected list of high quality skin treatments and products.

"I have been offering minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures at my practice for years, and I'm a true believer in the power of cosmetic spa treatments," says Dr. Romanelli. "I decided to start Everis so my cosmetic surgery patients, along with other women and men across Long Island, could have their spa treatments performed in a relaxing environment by a specialized staff dedicated to achieving smooth, beautiful skin."

One of the most popular procedures as Everis Medi Spa is laser hair removal. Long Island residents choose this treatment to remove unwanted hair on such areas as the back, neck, bikini line, and face. The skin specialists at Everis believe in the effectiveness of these treatments - in fact, Everis offers a 2 year laser hair removal guarantee. Any hair that re-grows within 2 years of the start of a client's treatments is re-treated for free. Laser hair removal offers Long Island residents the opportunity to ditch the tweezers and leave painful hair waxing behind.

Treatments for facial rejuvenation on Long Island also continue to grow in popularity. At Everis, a few of these services include Refirme™ skin tightening (as seen on the Rachel Ray show), skin peels, and microdermabrasion. Injectable treatments are in higher demand than ever before - for clients who want smoother skin without surgery, Everis offers BOTOX® Cosmetic in addition to Juvéderm™, Restylane®, and several other injectables that minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

"With so many effective non-surgical treatments available today, it's easier than ever for women and men to look their best," continues Dr. Romanelli. "A big benefit of choosing Everis for your body or facial rejuvenation treatments on Long Island is that with the help of my staff of skin care specialists, I have hand-picked only the procedures and products that I feel deliver reliable results. At Everis, our services are all about helping clients create and maintain healthy, beautiful-looking skin from head to toe."

Visitors to the Everis Web site will continue to see new features added as the year progresses, including an online store offering physician-strength skin care products. Web visitors also have the opportunity to sign up for the Everis E-Newsletter, a bimonthly publication sent right to subscribers' Inboxes. A growing number of men and women count on Everis to provide them with the latest information on reliable body and facial rejuvenation treatments on Long Island.

Everis Medi Spa (www. everismedispa. com) is located in Huntington, New York on Long Island, a short drive from Manhattan and other New York City boroughs. The spa's medical director, Dr. James N. Romanelli, is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been in private practice since 1990. In addition to directing Everis Medi Spa and operating his own plastic surgery practice, Dr. Romanelli is the chief of surgery at Huntington Hospital. All of the high-quality, non-invasive skin treatments offered at Everis Medi Spa on Long Island, such as laser hair removal and facial rejuvenation, are designed to create smooth, beautiful skin.

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Iowa Caucuses - New Hampshire and long-term care issues

Iowa Caucuses - New Hampshire and long-term care issues

Long-term care and the candidates... where they stand.

Darien, IL (PRWEB) January 23, 2004

Senator John Kerry surprised many with his win in Iowa. Pundits speculate that the general election will be won – or lost – on the topic of national security. However, this might be the first presidential election that the phrase “long-term care” has been brought up by candidates. What might that mean for long-term care (LTC)? A nationally known expert in long-term care planning, Darien, Illinois resident Matt McCann, has some ideas.

On January 13, current Democrat front-runner John Kerry released his “Compact with the Greatest Generation.” It has 4 key components:

1)  Assuring Quality Nursing Home Care;

2)  Protect Medicaid Support;

3)  Give Seniors More Options;

4)  Support Caregivers.

None of these components is likely to change the status quo of LTC planning. Middle-class and upper-middle-class Americans will still struggle to privately pay for the care that they want – in their own home. McCann says there is only one option that offers financial relief to citizens who want home care – and don't want to drain their life savings: LTC insurance. But less than 10% of seniors have policies. Sales of LTC insurance has increased dramatically for those in the preretirement years, 50 to 65. Still, many people don't plan and are in denial of the risk. Many seniors have waited too late and their health does not allow for the purchase of LTC insurance.

Component #3 (Give Seniors More Options) reads ” Allow Medicaid to pay for more alternative care outside of nursing homes to allow more Americans to age in their own homes.” This option already exists in some states – which have applied for and been granted waivers under the federal Medicaid program. On its face, less-expensive home care sounds like it makes sense. But for many years politicians and social scientists have warned of the “woodwork effect.” They speculate that if Medicaid covered home care, seniors would come “out of the woodwork” and apply for this benefit.

"The problem with Medicaid homecare is the quality of care. We already know that the quality of care in Medicaid nursing facilities is not the best. With state reimbursement rates going down, we expect this problem to continue. Homecare providers in the Medicaid system, when allowed, will not attract the best employees because of poor reimbursement rates. Plus, don't forget, Medicaid is still welfare and a person must spend down assets. For most people this is not something they want to go through. People work hard to accumulate assets and they don;t want to throw all that money away. In addition, most people want to protect the lifestyle of the healthy spouse. This means we must protect people's assets. LTC insurance does this," said McCann

What do John Edwards and Howard Dean say about LTC?

Edwards proposes to double federal support for respite care (respite care is temporary caregiving to allow primary caregivers a break – to take a vacation, for example). He also proposes to recruit and retain more LTC providers by treating them with respect and improving conditions at nursing homes.

Dean offers a 2 ½ page whitepaper on Long-term Care. Key components include: 1) give states flexibility to offer home care without a federal waiver; 2) invest modest federal dollars in home and community-based care; 3) to combat elder abuse, create a national registry of LTC workers; 4) require consumer protections for any LTC insurance policy to be eligible for a deduction; 5) earmark more National Institute of Health resources to study prevention and treatment of disabilities in our aging population.

Saying that no senior citizen should have to drain their life savings to get the long-term care they need, Senator Joe Lieberman has unveiled a plan to ease the burden on seniors and help their families afford reliable, high-quality long-term care.

Among other steps, Lieberman would give a tax deduction for private long-term care insurance premiums and create a new tax credit of up to $3,000 for family caregivers.

President Bush has supported the idea of private long-term care insurance since his first campaign. The President has proposed in his budget an above-the-line tax deduction for long-term care insurance.

McCann says that the high costs of long-term care along with the very high risk of any person needing care in their lifetime, combined with the ever aging population in the United States, makes it impossible for the federal government to pay for everyone's long-term care.

"The federal government has really made it clear since 1996 that people with assets need to plan with long-term care insurance. The only reason some people don't look into LTC insurance is denial. Even though 1 out of every 2 people who reach the age of 50 will need some form of care during their lifetime, some people will say it will be the other guy. As medical science continues to get better we all will continue to live longer. Things that used to kill us don't. This will continue the high risk of people needing some help before hey pass," McCann said.

McCann has a web site with LTC insurance information, www. McCannLTC. com. He can be reached at his Willowbrook, Illinois office at 800-959-7055 or by email at Matt@McCannLTC. com.

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Saturday, December 28, 2002

Another New Year, Another Resolution to Lose Weight? With WarriorWeightLoss. com More People Will Actually Win the Fight Against Fat This Year

Another New Year, Another Resolution to Lose Weight? With WarriorWeightLoss. com More People Will Actually Win the Fight Against Fat This Year

The secret to successful weight loss is not in the latest diet book or pill. The secret is in an old-fashioned, time-tested, rock-solid approach; build an unshakeable foundation of self-discipline and motivation. “The solution that works is so simple that it goes unnoticed because it is not full of hype and false claims,” says Alicia Ashley, Founding Warrior of www. WarriorWeightLoss. com.

Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 6, 2005

“Most parents or schools never teach how to establish positive self-discipline unless you’re a Green Beret. That’s why most diets fail. There’s not a diet program around that teaches someone how to create an unshakeable foundation of self-discipline and motivation, the kind necessary to really stick with healthy eating and exercise long enough to see results. And sure, people are motivated on January 1st but they are not so motivated on March 1st. The Warrior program is based on the science of self-discipline and self-motivation. It is complex and creates results,” Ashley continued.

A Warrior is someone who has the self-discipline and motivation necessary to go into battle and win. Everything they think about and do is about victory. Defeat is not an option. They realize what it will cost them if they do not focus all on their goal and strategize to win, no matter what.

People world-wide who have tried diet after diet and been unsuccessful will learn how to establish this unshakeable foundation of self-discipline and motivation through online support, daily email communication and teleclasses offered through the Warrior Weight Loss Program.

One of the first questions a new Warrior must answer is, “What does being overweight cost me in my life?” “Too often the focus is on the deprivation of missing out on certain foods instead of focusing on the loss of life and vitality that eating too many of those foods brings. It’s short-sited living. For most people being overweight costs them their self-respect, their health, higher wages, relationships, their joy in living and so much more, but they don’t think about that as they take the next bite,” says Ashley.

New Warriors are also are taught to ask themselves at the end of each day, “Who won today? The Warrior? Or the Enemies of Gluttony and Gratification?" The more days a new Warrior stays focused on moderate eating and exercise the Warrior wins and the more weight they lose. The more a new Warrior overeats and doesn’t exercise the Enemies win and the more weight they maintain or even continue to gain.

The Warrior Weight Loss Program offers men and women a viable long-term solution to losing weight and maintaining it for the rest of their life that is not found in any diet book or pill -- it’s a simple solution called self-discipline and self-motivation.

For additional information contact Alicia Ashley or visit www. WarriorWeightLoss. com.

Alicia Ashley, M. A. is the Founder of the Warrior Weight Loss Program. She is a psycho-therapist who has specialized in working with men and women who suffer from eating disorders and obesity. She personally uses all of the skills and techniques of the Warrior that she recommends in order to maintain her own healthy weight and active lifestyle.

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Revenues from Digital Home Health Services to Top $2.1 Billion in 2010

Revenues from Digital Home Health Services to Top $2.1 Billion in 2010

Revenue from digital-home health services in the U. S. will quadruple over the next five years to exceed $2.1 billion in 2010, according to Delivering Quality Healthcare to the Digital Home, a new report from Parks Associates.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) March 4, 2006

Revenue from digital-home health services in the U. S. will quadruple over the next five years to exceed $2.1 billion in 2010, according to Delivering Quality Healthcare to the Digital Home, a new report from Parks Associates. The two fastest growing areas, wellness monitoring services and e-health services, will both achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of over 50% over the next five years, while geriatric care monitoring services will achieve a CAGR of 22% and acute care monitoring services a CAGR of 35% over the same time period.

“Due to the aging population in the U. S. and the gradual change in the healthcare service model from clinical intervention to preventive care, home-based healthcare services demonstrate strong long-term growth potential,” said Harry Wang, research analyst at Parks Associates.

Delivering Quality Healthcare to the Digital Home is less bullish on the industry’s near-term growth potential, however, which is inhibited by several factors, including a lack of documentation on the clinical efficacy and financial benefits of home care services. As a result, payors in both private and government sectors are less likely now and in the next two years to proactively reimburse care providers for these types of services.

“This industry will start to grow rapidly around 2008-2010, when enough clinical data and cost-saving evidence exist to influence payors’ attitudes towards home-based care services,” Wang said. “Meanwhile, services that are easily comprehensible to consumers and subject to less stringent clinical standards, such as e-health services and wellness monitoring, will see faster adoption by consumers, service providers, and payors.”

Delivering Quality Healthcare to the Digital Home is a comprehensive industry report analyzing the emerging technologies and their applications in the healthcare industry. Using data from Parks Associates’ recent survey Bundled Services & Residential Gateways: 2005, it focuses on products and services that help consumers manage their chronic disease states at home through advanced communication tools, self-diagnostic devices, and home-monitoring appliances. The report also examines incentives, regulatory and reimbursement issues, and the drivers and barriers for the implementation of home-based care services. Finally, the report profiles emerging players and offers a future roadmap for this industry.

For additional information on Delivering Quality Healthcare to the Digital Home or Bundled Services & Residential Gateways: 2005, visit www. parksassociates. com or contact 972-490-1113.

About Parks Associates: Parks Associates is a market research and consulting firm focused on all product and service segments that are “digital” or provide connectivity within the home. The company’s expertise includes home networks, digital entertainment, consumer electronics, broadband and Internet services, and home systems.

Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, multiclient studies, consumer research, workshops, and custom-tailored client solutions. Parks Associates also hosts Fall Focus and co-hosts CONNECTIONS™ (in partnership with the Consumer Electronics Association) each year. www. parksassociates. com.

Contact: Jenny Barrett, Chelsey Tyson

Parks Associates

972-490-1113

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Thursday, December 26, 2002

Entangled in Fishing Line then Rescued by The Marine Mammal Center - a Sea Lion Goes Back to the Ocean

Entangled in Fishing Line then Rescued by The Marine Mammal Center - a Sea Lion Goes Back to the Ocean

After 20 rescue attempts, a hard-to-catch entangled California sea lion that was first spotted at San Francisco's famed PIER 39 docks, was successfully rescued, rehabilitated and released back to the ocean by The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA. Despite rainy skies, a crowd assembled at Rodeo Beach in the Marin Headlands, Sausalito, CA to watch as "Abagnale" made his way back to the ocean on February 5.

Sausalito, CA (PRWEB) February 5, 2010

After nearly three weeks and 20 rescue attempts, an adult male California sea lion with a tight fishing line entanglement around his neck and mouth was released back to the ocean at Rodeo Beach north of San Francisco today by The Marine Mammal Center. Abagnale, as the sea lion was named after the 1960’s con artist Frank Abagnale Jr. who was always two steps ahead of authorities, was originally spotted at PIER 39 on the evening of January 1, and was rescued in Moss Landing Harbor by The Marine Mammal Center on January 24. With rescue options dwindling, and the animal’s life threatened, the team decided to try something never done before with wild, free-swimming marine mammals. Using darts, veterinarians injected a mild sedative into the animal to calm and slow him down in order to facilitate a successful and safe rescue. The Center’s rescue team, both in the water and on land, were then able to rescue the sea lion and transported him to the Center’s Sausalito hospital headquarters.

At the Center, veterinarians anesthetized the malnourished sea lion and removed the monofilament nylon fishing line that was deeply imbedded into his neck and mouth, performed a physical, and they administered antibiotics and pain killers. During his 13-day-stay at the hospital, Abagnale ate just over 100 pounds of herring. On February 2, veterinarians examined the pinniped again and were pleased to see that the wounds were beginning to heal and that there appeared to be no other complications. Given his regained strength and healthy appetite, veterinarians feel confident that Abagnale will survive quite well in the ocean and that the saltwater will help his wounds continue to heal.

Abagnale’s entanglement story, sadly, is a common one seen at the Center. In 2009, approximately eight-percent of the 1,702 marine mammals that volunteers and staff at The Marine Mammal Center rescued stranded as a result of entanglement in marine debris. The Center responds to seals, sea lions and other marine mammals that are in need of rescue along 600 miles of coast between Mendocino and San Luis Obispo Counties and through 800 volunteers and a small staff, provides medical care to each animal admitted with the goal of getting those patients healthy enough to be released back to the ocean.

“What’s maddening is that you look at the wide array of reasons why marine mammals strand such as illnesses and malnourishment and this one – marine debris – is something we can control if we just change our behaviors and attitudes about how we discard plastics, fishing line and other trash that can become marine debris,” said Jeff Boehm, executive director at The Marine Mammal Center. “We hope people will hear Abagnale’s story and make a pledge to eliminate marine debris, and in turn, help marine mammals and the ocean.”

In December 2005, the Center came to the rescue of a 50-foot-long humpback whale in the Pacific Ocean near the Farallon Islands that was entangled in more than 40 crab-pot lines. In 2008, Dr. Frances Gulland, director of veterinary science at The Marine Mammal Center, along with a team of researchers, examined a 51-foot-long sperm whale that had died and washed up on a California beach – a victim of marine debris. Dr. Gulland and the team discovered nearly 450 pounds of commercial fishing nets, braided rope, and other debris inside the animal’s stomach – a pile the size of three large refrigerators.

About The Marine Mammal Center’s water rescue team:
The Center’s water rescue team is a specialized unit of 14 trained volunteers who perform water and dock or pier-based rescues of marine mammals, the majority of which are entangled in marine debris such as plastics, netting, fishing line and crab-pot lines, among other things. Last year, the team logged in more than 900 rescue hours. With Abagnale’s rescue, they logged in just over 280 hours.

About The Marine Mammal Center’s Save Our Seals – Save Ourselves campaign:
The Save Our Seals – Save Ourselves campaign is The Marine Mammal Center’s first comprehensive outreach campaign produced by the Center that is designed to inspire ocean stewardship and show the connections we have with marine mammals and the ocean environment that we all share. By leveraging its extensive knowledge of marine mammals, its marine science education programs for schoolchildren and the public, and its newly rebuilt hospital headquarters in Sausalito, the Center encourages and inspires people to make a difference simply by changing their behaviors. The public can learn more about this campaign and ways to eliminate marine debris at http://www. marinemammalcenter. org/learning/comm/pubeducation_campaigns/save. asp (http://www. marinemammalcenter. org/learning/comm/pubeducation_campaigns/save. asp)
And they can take a pledge to end marine debris at http://www. thepetitionsite. com/1/Pledgetocare (http://www. thepetitionsite. com/1/Pledgetocare)

About The Marine Mammal Center:
The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit veterinary hospital, research and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals - primarily elephant seals, harbor seals and California sea lions - and to the study of their health. Since 1975, the Center has been headquartered in the Marin Headlands, within the Golden Gate National Parks and has rescued and treated more than 15,000 marine mammals. The Center’s newly rebuilt headquarters in Sausalito gives visitors the unique opportunity to learn about marine mammals through viewing areas and educational exhibits. The hospital is open to the public daily 10 A. M.-5 P. M. except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. For more information and to sign up for the Center’s eNewsletter, go to: http://www. MarineMammalCenter. org (http://www. MarineMammalCenter. org)

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Wednesday, December 25, 2002

Five hair-thin needles in the ear provide relief from addictions

Five hair-thin needles in the ear provide relief from addictions

Traditional Chinese medicine is an effective modality that addresses the root causes of addiction. Dr Friedman will be discussing this topic on Recovery Radio on Saturday, February 28, 2004, at 9 pm on KSFO with talk show host Anne Kelly. Go to: http://www. annekelly. com.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2004

"New drugs offer hope for addicts and look promising," says Dr. Suzanne Friedman, L. Ac., DMQ (China), a licensed acupuncturist and National Board Certified herbalist with a Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Doctorate in Medical Qigong Therapy.

"But what should be included in the discussion is what led to the addiction in the first place. Traditional Chinese medicine is an effective modality that addresses the root causes of addiction."

Dr Friedman will be addressing these issues on Recovery Radio on Saturday, February 28, 2004, at 9 pm on KSFO with talk show host Anne Kelly. Go to: http://www. annekelly. com (http://www. annekelly. com).

Friedman will specifically talk about how medical qigong therapy can offset withdrawal, agitation and craving symptoms for people in recovery from drugs and alcohol.

"It should be noted that traditional Chinese medicine and specifically, acupuncture helps the physical body through the detoxification process with a proven protocol called NADA. Numerous studies have shown that 94% of people who had been given this treatment abstained from drugs versus 43% who did not receive this treatment. Additionally, in a study in 1987 with 80 alcoholic men, 93% who received treatment completed the rehabilitation program while 2.5% who did not receive the treatment did not complete the program, had twice as many drinking episodes within six months, and were readmitted to rehabilitation center two or more times.

"Also, medical qigong therapy and exercises can offset withdrawal, agitation and craving symptoms for people in recovery from drugs and alcohol.

"Most importantly, traditional Chinese medicine addresses the root causes of addiction which are often emotional wounds. It also helps to facilitate the release of these stored emotions."

Friedman received her Doctorate In Medical Qigong Therapy from Beijing, China. Dr. Friedman is one of the few Americans certified by Dr. Xu Hongtao to teach Guigen qigong, a self-healing exercise regimen taught In hospitals In Beijing, China.

She is available to speak to groups about numerous topics including Acupuncture 101, Chinese Energetic Medicine and Modern Physics: Medical QiGong Therapy, Chinese Medicine Approach to Nutrition and Food Therapy, Chinese Herbal Medicine for Stress, Depression, and Chronic Illness, Benefits of Holistic Health, Balancing the Emotions Naturally and Chinese Medicine for Cancer and Cancer Treatment Side-Effects.

"We offer a holistic health clinic that views each patient as a unique individual capable of taking an active role in their own healing process," says Dr. Friedman, who was recently quoted in an article by Reuters about the now banned herb ephedra. "No two patients are treated alike. Instead, we survey the patient's physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs to determine the proper treatment plan for that individual. "

The Bay Area Center for Chinese Medicine also offers weekly classes in meditation and qigong.

Patients are offered a variety of services including acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutritional counseling, and/or medical qigong therapy, and are encouraged to participate in self-healing classes such as meditation or qigong.

Visit the CenterÂ’s new website at: http://www. bayareachinesemedicine. com (http://www. bayareachinesemedicine. com) where you can order the "Guigen Qigong: Self-Healing Exercises for Body and Mind" video. This is the first and only Guigen Qigong video available to the general public.

For more information and to set up interviews, call 888-260-4673 or 415.505.8855.

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Single Moms Can Have It All but It's Not Easy

Single Moms Can Have It All but It's Not Easy

Five years ago, CJM Associates was a struggling start-up. Today, it employs 23 people and produces revenues in the millions. And this week, they are announcing a partnership with a global investigative firm, Sutton Associates. Through this partnership, CJM can offer businesses everything they need to do to be in compliance and to avoid such things as fraud.

West Hartford, CT (PRWEB) May 19, 2007

Five years ago, CJM Associates was a struggling start-up. Today, it employs 23 people and produces revenues in the millions. And this week, they announced a partnership with a global investigative firm, Sutton Associates.

Few businesses experience such rapid growth. But those who do often have a dynamic leader behind their success. CJM is no exception. Cynthia Michaud was a married mother of two in Medical studies when she found herself a single mom needing to find a way to support herself and her children. So she did what most people are too scared to try even in the best of circumstances: She started her own business. Five years later, CJM Associates employs 23 people and produces revenues in the millions.

"I founded CJM to help businesses handle tricky situations internally so that companyies can avoid scandals," Michaud says. "We provide auditing services, including investigating fraud, and help businesses restructure so that they are in compliance. I guess you could say we are the CSI in the forensic fraud world. What we do is actually pretty sexy."

After founding CJM Associates she wore the many hats of Doctor, CEO, Mom, Dad and head of household. Today, she focuses on her business and being the best mom she can be. Fortunately, she has a talent for motherhood and brought experience to her business. Before getting married and having two children, Michaud was an executive at two big four accounting firms that audited health care organizations and insurance companies. She came to CJM with the experience and necessary knowledge to help businesses be in compliance and find internal fraud.

Financial services, banking and health care are heavily regulated. Companies can easily get out of compliance if they aren't careful. CJM offers compliance solutions to help reduce risk and to meet requirements for a number of Regulatory Acts, such as the Patriot Act, FDICIA, and Sarbanes-Oxley. But just as important and more likely to cause financial harm, even ruin, identity theft and fraud are increasingly threatening the safety, profitability and reputation of businesses. Through Investigations are handled by private investigators, many of whom came from federal and state investigation agencies such as the FBI and IRS as well as former corporate executives at Sutton Associates.

Michaud has been recognized for her charitable giving, and in October 2005 she received a Woman of the Year Award from the Connecticut Chapter of Women's Who's Who for her "gift of giving".

CJM Associates provides the necessary blueprint for developing and implementing policies mandated by regulators. Additionally, they provide tools to develop the policies and procedures needed to create a compliance and/or risk management system that saves valuable time, while ensuring businesses have effective, current and proven policies that have been tested in organizations just like theirs It is located at 270 Farmington Ave. Suite 202, Farmington, CT 06032, (860) 678-8898.

Media Contact:
Lewis Green
L&G Business Solutions
860.673.7543

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Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Power Scooter Donated To Disabled 80-Year-Old Battling Heart Disease

Power Scooter Donated To Disabled 80-Year-Old Battling Heart Disease

The Scooter Store and Fairygodmother Foundation grant gift of mobility to disabled Indiana resident.

Terre Haute, IN (PRWEB) April 4, 2007

Disabled 80-year-old Terre Haute woman will "live again" with her new scooter. After a 20-year battle with heart disease, Dorothy Adams was ready to give up and accept a life of physical inactivity. With the help of The SCOOTER Store and Fairygodmother Foundation, Mrs. Adams is regaining her mobility and the freedom and independence that come with it.

Today, John Sennott, Mobility Manager of The SCOOTER Store's Indianapolis store, delivered a new power scooter (http://www. thescooterstore. com/) to Mrs. Adams under The SCOOTER Store's Gift of Mobility program.

Mrs. Adams, 80, said a cardiologist has tried "everything known to man" to unclog her arteries, but nothing has completely done the job. Three stents were placed in her heart, allowing an adequate flow of blood to pump through her body. But the limited amount of oxygen she gets from the stents saps her physical strength. "I can't walk a quarter of a block without chest pains," Mrs. Adams said. "Going from being active to being stuck in a wheelchair, that's been the hardest part. Everything else I can handle, but losing my freedom has been the toughest."

She depends on her husband, Bob, to push her around their assisted-living facility in a manual wheelchair. His arthritis is getting progressively worse, though. "We looked at the future and decided we needed to do something right away," Mrs. Adams said.

So she contacted Fairygodmother Foundation (http://www. fairygodmother. org/), an organization that grants the wishes of terminally-ill adults. The charitable foundation reached out to form a partnership with The SCOOTER Store and its Gift of Mobility program.

"We are extremely happy for Mrs. Adams," said Mr. Doug Harrison, CEO and founder of The SCOOTER Store. "Now she will be able to go shopping, visit friends, and she tells us that she may now be able to fly to her grandson's June wedding in Kentucky. We started this program to help people like Mrs. Adams improve their quality of life. We are pleased to see that these gifts of mobility are achieving that goal."

Mr. Harrison and his wife, Susanna, started the Gift of Mobility (http://www. thescooterstore. com/) program in December 2002. Since its inception, the outreach program has worked with organizations around the world to donate more than $200,000 per year in power wheelchairs and scooters and manual wheelchairs to community service organizations, enabling them to provide freedom, independence and personal integrity to individuals with limited mobility.

Founded in 1998, Fairygodmother Foundation (http://www. fairygodmother. org/) has granted hundreds of wishes in 47 states to adults with terminal illness.

"What we provide, with the help of the caring people who support us, is something that medicine cannot provide -- a chance to create cherished memories," said Stevie Ball, CEO of Fairygodmother Foundation. "It is a very unique and powerful gift."

Wish recipients range from a man in his 20s battling leukemia, a mother of three in her 40s fighting breast cancer to disabled senior citizens like Mrs. Adams who all want a second chance at an active life.

Clearly, their work, combined with donations such as the scooter from The Scooter Store (http://www. thescooterstore. com/), is making a big difference.

"It will be a new life," exclaimed Mrs. Adams, a former student financial aid advisor. "A great change. I'm looking forward to it."

About The SCOOTER Store
Since 1991, The SCOOTER Store has helped provide freedom and independence to more than 280,000 people with limited mobility. The SCOOTER Store offers a full line of durable medical equipment, including power wheelchairs and scooters, lift, ramps and accessories through 47 states, including Indiana. The SCOOTER Store has worked with more than 100,000 physicians, providing expertise and quality service to their patients, and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care. For additional information, visit The SCOOTER Store website at http://www. thescooterstore. com (http://www. thescooterstore. com).

For more information, contact:
Mark B. Leita, Director of Public Affairs,
The SCOOTER Store
(830) 627-4717

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National Virtual Staffing Agency Launches Affiliate Program!

National Virtual Staffing Agency Launches Affiliate Program!

Team Double-Click, Inc., the leader in virtual staffing, has recently launched its much-anticipated Affiliate program. The program allows its Affiliates to utilize the companyÂ’s name, name recognition, marketing materials, and staffing systems to operate their own virtual staffing agency.

(PRWEB) November 17, 2004

Team Double-Click, Inc., the leader in virtual staffing, has recently launched its much-anticipated Affiliate program. The program allows its Affiliates to utilize the companyÂ’s name, name recognition, marketing materials, and staffing systems to operate their own virtual staffing agency.

Much like a franchise, Team Double-Click, Inc. provides the backend support, training, payroll processing, and billing for its Affiliate offices in exchange for a modest registration fee and low monthly fees. Compared to the start up cost of an actual franchise, the agencyÂ’s registration fees are minimal, making it possible for even the average person to afford his or her own virtual staffing agency.

Since 2000, Team Double-Click, Inc., has been providing virtual assistance for small and home-based businesses. Their contractor base consists of 1,500 of the best virtual office contractors the world has to offer. They offer their clients cost-effective solutions to traditional bricks-and-mortar manner of staffing.

WHAT IS A VIRTUAL STAFFING AGENCY?

Virtual staffing is a relatively new concept where by a company provides small and home-based businesses with flexible staffing using virtual workers – professionals who work from their own, fully equipped, home office. The agency screens and interviews workers and matches them appropriately with its clients. The virtual staffing agency is also responsible for scheduling as well as monitoring the workflow between client and virtual worker, solving problems, educating both clients and virtual workers, and cheerleading the same.

SOME IMPORTANT LABOR MARKET FACTS:

· Staffing is a $66 Billion a year industryÂ…and growing at 10% a year according to the National Association of Personnel Services.

· More and more employees want flexibility

· More and more companies need flexibility

· Staffing is the 5th fastest-growing industry according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

· Also according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, staffing will remain the fastest growing industry through at least 2010

· The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that two of the top three fastest-growing industries (computer/data processing and health services) are major clients of the staffing industry.

· Corporations are getting smaller

· Those downsized from corporate America are starting their own small and home-based businesses

· These small and home-based businesses NEED staffing

· Employment flexibility is becoming increasingly important to the nation's workforce, according to surveys conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics and the American Staffing Association

· According to the American Staffing Association, the staffing sector is one of the first to rebound from economic recession.

· Staffing companies will create the most jobs in North America in this decade, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics

· Staffing companies in the US employed on average 2.5 million workers PER DAY in the second quarter of 2004, and analysts predict that staffing employment will increase by 9.3% in 2004, overall, according to Staffing Today.

THE BENEFITS TO THE CLIENT OF A VIRTUAL STAFFING AGENCY

Even those employers who are very enthusiastic about the concept of staffing agencies – and even a large number of employers who use staffing agencies to help them achieve workplace goals – are sometimes unaware of the totality of benefits associated with this business decision:

FLEXIBILITY

Flexibility is a basic business survival NEED in the 21st century. The days of being able to build a staffing plan at the beginning of the fiscal year – or even in some cases, build a 5-year plan – are as extinct as companies that built 5-year staffing. Without question, staffing agencies cater to this business craving for flexibility in a way that no other service sector can provide.

EFFICIENCY

Efficiency in this context simply means: getting the most bang for your effort. The real world of people and bills and suppliers and vendors and business, efficiency means: getting the most ooompf for the least amount of ouch. Because of this, businesses appreciate efficiency in their businesses. They want to maximize profit! They want to delight their customers in a manner that uses the least amount of resources. This is not a bad thing, because it fuels innovation, research, and development.

Staffing agencies tap into this critical business need better than any other sector or solution by combining speed, cost, and convenience.

COST

Cost is, obviously, a major reason why companies choose staffing agencies. Staffing agencies maintain a roster and for some skills (e. g. proficiency with MS-Office) pre-tested candidates. So companies save training dollars right off the top. There are also a host of indirect savings: businesses don’t have to take someone “off the line” to train the new person, since that new person already has the fundamental skills and may just require an orientation of a day or two of job shadowing to get the hang of things.

Businesses nowadays like to break work down into projects, instead of ongoing programs. And those projects can have staff assigned to them such that, when the project is over (or changes), that staff can either be reassigned or non-retained. Businesses with a large employee contingent canÂ’t flexibility navigate the 21st century project-dominated world, but those with staffing certainly can, and obviously do ($66 billion a year and growing!). And with this flexibility comes unprecedented cost savings that (again) only staffing agencies provide.

CONVENIENCE

Instead of placing expensive, and often, outright misinterpreted job ads in newspapers or national online job banks, a staffing agency provides this “leg work” without eating a single unnecessary minute of a businesses’ invaluable time. Really, all a business has to do is fill out a checklist of things that they want (e. g. skills, years of experience, etc.), and the staffing agency does the rest.

Staffing agencies also provide candidate screening, which includes reference checking, skills testing (if applicable), and other useful tools to facilitate the candidate search. It doesnÂ’t get much more convenient than this, and only staffing agencies make this happen for their business clients.

CONTROL

Simply stated, staffing agencies provide businesses with more control in a variety of integrated ways. More control over costs, more control over staffing, more control over project resource allocation. And just as important – if not more – is more control over the unforeseeable. Today’s business world is dominated by change. Domestic policy, politics, and culture combine with International factors to ensure that no two weeks are ever the same. This constant volatility is not negative in itself; in some cases, the change-factor can be overwhelmingly positive, such as when demand for a product or service spikes, or an innovation makes producing a project or service more efficient. Staffing agencies support this expectation of change by giving businesses more control over the uncontrollable. In other words: staffing agencies allow businesses to veer left, curve right, reverse, make 3-point turns, race away from disaster, or floor-it towards a growth opportunity.

Staffing agencies are massive, global forces in the working world, and that the reason they play such a dominating – and enlarging -- role is because of the major benefits that they create for their business clients: benefits that are simply not available by any other sector, or by any other solution.

Staffing agencies are not merely “here to stay”, but they’re growing faster than analysts can analyze. And what’s the natural progression? With technological advances at an all-time high, the world demanding lower vehicle emissions, flexibility a must, virtual staffing is the next step!

Virtual staffing agencies offer advantages that even a bricks-and-mortar staffing agency by definition cannot.

COMPARISON: VIRTUAL STAFFING VS BRICKS-AND-MORTAR STAFFING:

FLEXIBILITY:

Virtual staffing: “Anytime, anywhere, 24/7/365” matching of business need to contractor skill.

Bricks-and-mortar: Open 9-5, Monday through Friday.

Advantage: Virtual staffing

TIME:

Virtual staffing: Can locate local and remote staff in a matter of hours in all time zones. Typically takes at least a day or two to locate local contractors.

Bricks-and-mortar: Typically, no access to remote contractors.

Advantage: Virtual staffing

COST:

Virtual staffing: The cost of locating qualified staff is negligible. Costs are already being paid: Internet access, computer, phone line, fax, etc.

Bricks-and-mortar: An office must be rented, upgraded. Insurance must be bought for the premises, an alarm system, business property tax must be paid, property management fees, and so on. Overhead costs such as heat, electricity, and so on, must also be paid prior to making your first dollar.

Advantage: Virtual staffing

TARGET MARKET

Virtual staffing: Virtual staffing embraces the small and home-based business owner and their growing needs. These “small businesses” are the ones that DRIVE the economy.

Bricks-and-mortar: Many bricks-and-mortar staffing agencies will not work will not even return calls of small business owners, or will treat them like “second class citizens” because they don’t have big $ accounts.

Advantage: Virtual Staffing

SERVICE AREA/MARKETING AREA

Virtual staffing: Virtual staffing agencies break geographical barriers with access to qualified help across the US, and are not limited to a particular city, state, or region of the country. Virtual staffing agencies can also market to businesses across the country.

Bricks-and-mortar: Bricks-and-mortar staffing agencies are limited to recruiting within a local radius of, and limited in the number of businesses they can market to (local businesses).

Advantage: Virtual staffing

DEMAND

Virtual staffing: Virtual staffing is the in demand solutions right now. PLUS: businesses know by definition that the virtual staffer that they work with KNOWS the Internet – which is a skill set that cannot be assumed when recruiting from a bricks-and-mortar agency.

Bricks-and-mortar: Bricks-and-mortar staffing agencies are growing, but facing bureaucratic obstacles. Instead of passing on all cost savings to the business and/or increasing the money that they give to contractors, bricks-and-mortar staffing agencies are obliged to spend an increasing amount of revenue to maintain their operations.

Advantage: Virtual staffing

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

Virtual staffing: Virtual staffing helps encourage both workers and employers to work from home/maximize the time they work at home, thus keeping their vehicles (and consequently emissions!) off the roads.

Bricks-and-mortar: No positive impact/difference.

Advantage: Virtual staffing

EMPLOYER/EMPLOYEE RELATIONSHIP

Virtual staffing: Virtual staffers are contractors. That means that they are NOT employees. There are no payroll costs or processes, benefits, or legal obligations. A virtual staffer is free to follow their career path.

Bricks-and-mortar: Staffers who work with bricks-and-mortar agencies are typically employees. They legally work for the agency, and as such, the agency must pay for payroll processing, benefits, sick days, holiday pay, costs associated with withholding tax, social security tax, unemployment tax, etc.

Advantage: Virtual staffing

Through Team Double-Click, Inc.’s Affiliate program, the average person will now be able to offer businesses and “Virtuals” in any city and state and have the opportunity to benefit from this profound innovation in the 21st century world of work!

Gayle Buske is the co-owner of the virtual staffing agency, Team Double-Click, Inc. The company provides virtual assistance for small and home-based businesses. Visit Team Double ClickÂ’s website at http://www. teamdoubleclick. com (http://www. teamdoubleclick. com), email Gayle at gayle@teamdoubleclick. com, or phone 888.827.9129.

CONTACT: Gayle Buske 888.827.9129

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WaterTesters. com, the internet-based water testing service, today announced that it will offer to consumers WaterSafe® drinking water test kits through a reseller agreement with Silver Lake Research Corp

WaterTesters. com, the internet-based water testing service, today announced that it will offer to consumers WaterSafe® drinking water test kits through a reseller agreement with Silver Lake Research Corp.

WaterTesters. com's customers will now be able to order the WaterSafe products directly from the WaterTesters. com website, http://www. watertesters. com.

(PRWEB) October 18, 2002

For Immediate Release. . .

PRESS RELEASE

Contact(s) 

Thomas Mamos, President

WaterTesters. com

PHONE: (978) 692-8842

FAX: (978) 692-5684

Email: Tmamos@watertesters. com

Thomas Round, Vice President Sales

Silver Lake Research

PHONE: (888) 438-1942 ext. 12

FAX: (626) 359-6601 

Email: Tround@silverlakeresearch. com

WaterTesters. com, the internet-based water testing service, today announced that it will offer to consumers WaterSafe® drinking water test kits through a reseller agreement with Silver Lake Research Corp. Customers will now be able to order the WaterSafe products directly from the WaterTesters. com website, www. watertesters. com. “This is a significant expansion of our product offerings to round out our current product test services that are done by our environmental laboratories.” according to Tom Mamos, President of WaterTesters. com. “We currently have many visitors to our site who are looking for an inexpensive do-it-yourself way to screen their home drinking water. Our present offerings involve sending a water sample to our lab for analysis; the WaterSafe® test kits can be done in the home, by the customer who can see the results in ten minutes,” noted Mr. Mamos.

The WaterSafe drinking water test kit, which carries a suggested retail price of $16.99, includes tests for E. coli bacteria, Pesticides, Lead, Chlorine, Nitrates/Nitrites, Hardness and pH. “People are becoming more health conscious,” says Silver Lake Vice President of Sales, Tom Round. “People are buying home water treatment solutions. By using the WaterSafe® test kit first, they can identify a problem that may exist with their drinking water and buy the appropriate treatment product. We currently offer the tests through the retail channel and we are pleased that we can expand distribution online with the WaterTesters. com agreement.”

WaterTesters. com offers 24 water test kit packages that test for the most commonly found safety and quality contaminants, regardless of the source of the consumer’s water supply. For more information regarding specific water test packages, pricing, and how to order a test kit, including the WaterSafe® kits, visit http://www. WaterTesters. com (http://www. WaterTesters. com)

Company Profiles:

Since 1998 WaterTesters. com has been serving a new market for concerned consumers who want to have their drinking water tested for safety-related reasons. Through web-based technology we give consumers the ability to take advantage of water testing services more conveniently and less expensively than through traditional means. WaterTesters. com innovative approach to consumer water testing leverages the Internet as a marketing and distribution tool. The WaterTesters. com products provide comprehensive reports that provide information about the quality and safety of a consumer's drinking water. The Watertesters. com web site is the center for business transactions and brand development.

Silver Lake Research Corporation is a biotechnology company located in Monrovia, California. The company has created a unique process called EAP™ (Enhanced Affinity Platform), that they incorporated into one-time test kits with the accuracy of an analytical laboratory procedure. Today, the company specializes in developing, manufacturing, and marketing do-it-yourself test kits for contaminants in food and water supplies. Their WaterSafe® product line enables users to monitor the levels of harmful chemical contaminants in drinking water.

*****************Dateline Westford, Massachusetts*****************

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Monday, December 23, 2002

Seyfarth Shaw Announces Establishment of Covered Bonds Team : Specialized Attorneys Help Clients Understand and Capitalize on Emerging Investment Opportunity in the United States

Seyfarth Shaw Announces Establishment of Covered Bonds Team : Specialized Attorneys Help Clients Understand and Capitalize on Emerging Investment Opportunity in the United States

Seyfarth Shaw LLP, one of America’s leading full-service law firms, today announced that it has established a Covered Bonds Team to assist clients with covered bond offerings addressed by the United States Treasury Department, as a possible new source of mortgage financing in the U. S. The team will help clients assess the viability of this product in their particular circumstances while factoring in current market conditions. The firm’s team consists of corporate, real estate and tax attorneys across the country who bring a wide-range of experience and insight to the team.

NEW YORK (PRWEB) November 6, 2008

The Covered Bonds Team will work under the direction of Shirley Curfman, partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's Los Angeles office, and Nanette Heide, partner in the Corporate Practice Group in the firm's New York office. Curfman, who recently joined the firm's Los Angeles office, has provided legal advice in the structured finance market for over 10 years and served as legal counsel to the mortgage bond indenture trustee in one of only two covered bond transactions in which U. S. financial institutions issued bonds. Heide's practice focuses on corporate and financing transactions, including equity and debt financings, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, joint ventures and commercial transactions. Curfman and Heide are joined by other attorneys in the Corporate and Real Estate Practice Groups, including Peter Korda and Andrew Pearlstein.

"Seyfarth Shaw is well-positioned to help clients understand and initiate covered bonds offerings," Heide said. "Drawing on experience in structured finance, as well as Shirley's insights into the structure of covered bonds, we are ready to meet the needs of our clients in this expanding market."

Covered bonds are debt securities backed by cash flows from mortgages or public sector loans. In many ways, they are similar to asset-backed securities created in securitization, but covered bond assets remain on the issuer's consolidated balance sheet. Covered bonds have been the main source of mortgage funding in Europe since the 18th century, but to date, only two U. S. depository institutions have issued covered bonds. The U. S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation have been promoting a covered bond market strategy as an attractive source for funding residential mortgage loans. As a complement to the policy statement previously issued by the FDIC, the Treasury Department recently issued a best practices guide to specifically address covered bonds backed by pools of eligible residential mortgages.

"I'm pleased that covered bonds, long utilized in Europe, are making their way into the U. S. market as an additional funding source for mortgage loans," Curfman added. "We have the resources, skills, and experience with covered bonds to work with lenders to effectively structure these financing vehicles."

Seyfarth Shaw is a full-service law firm with over 750 attorneys located in nine offices throughout the United States including Chicago, New York, Boston, Washington D. C., Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento, as well as Brussels, Belgium. The firm provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of real estate, labor and employment, employee benefits, litigation and business services. Seyfarth Shaw's practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country's business and social fabric. Clients include over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines and railroads. The firm also represents a number of federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. For more information, please visit www. seyfarth. com.

Sunday, December 22, 2002

Medical Student Wins Travel Scholarship to Kenya to Study Operative Care in Africa

Medical Student Wins Travel Scholarship to Kenya to Study Operative Care in Africa

Medical student is awarded a prestigious international travel award. The award will be used learn how African health care providers are collaborating with physicians from Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Society of Critical Care Medicine to improve acute medical care in Africa.

Baltimore, Maryland (PRWEB) September 8, 2009

The recent tragic death of Michael Jackson has publicly illustrated the dramatic effects of anesthesia medicines in the hands of individuals lacking training and experience in their utilization. In fact, no American would expect to undergo surgery without a skilled anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist keeping them asleep, pain free and alive during the experience.

However, surgical and anesthetic care in Africa are two areas within medicine that are largely ignored by the big players in African health care. Some entire countries cope with zero anesthesia physicians, and a small contingent of nurse anesthetists who have no continuing medical education. In places like this surgeons have no choice but to simply appoint the most capable untrained person available to "stand-in" as a surgeon directed provider of anesthesia. The results are often so tragic that the surgery itself can be much more dangerous than the condition that it is meant to correct. Thus, untold millions of anesthetics occur annually throughout Africa's 54 countries with inadequate drugs, and equipment and untrained personnel.

This September The Kenya Society of Anesthesiologists is taking the lead toward solving this problem as host to the 4th All African Anaesthesia Congress in Nairobi, Kenya. The All African Anaesthesia Congress only takes place once every four years and this year they are getting the assistance of partners from Johns Hopkins Hospital, Vanderbilt Hospital, The Society of Critical Care Medicine and a number of other academic medical institutions within the United States.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Clinical Global Health Education facilitated telemedicine presentations for education team members who are currently not be able to travel to Kenya such as Dr. Benjamin Carson (Presidential Medal of Freedom) and renowned critical care physician Dr. Peter Pronovost (2008 Time Magazine's 100 most influential people in the world).

The mentoring and introduction of students to the status of anesthesia in Africa is important in producing leaders who will continue to address this significant issue. After a stiff competition between an academically competitive field of medical students, Doctors for United Medical Missions, Inc. (DrUMM) has granted Masters of Public Health candidate Lee Goeddel with a Dean H. T. Sampson Travel Scholarship. This travel scholarship will provide Lee with the opportunity to be a part of an international effort to be a part of an international effort to improve health care opportunities for people living on the African continent.

The scholarship is named after the late Dean Henry Thomas Sampson of Jackson State University, whose relentless devotion to education has been acknowledged by the naming of the Jackson State University library in his honor.

Lee Goeddel will be traveling to Kenya with a team of physicians from the Johns Hopkins Hospital/Society of Critical Care Medicine Education team. It is expected that as a result of this exposure Lee will be inspired to utilize his emerging public health skills to bring awareness and solutions to the unnecessary deaths that occur during and after operative care in Africa.

About DrUMM:
Doctors for United Medical Missions (DrUMM) is a non-profit organization which is dedicated to improving health opportunities in developing countries by working with health care providers in those countries.

Contact
John B. Sampson, M. D.
Http://www. healingdrumm. org (http://www. healingdrumm. org)

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Los Angeles Demand High for First Ever Adam the DreamHealer's Innovative Conference

Los Angeles Demand High for First Ever Adam the DreamHealer's Innovative Conference

Adam the DreamHealer's gifts are in great demand throughout the world. His first conference in Los Angeles was sold out and other conferences continue to be at capacity as well.

Mount Vernon, NY (PRWEB) December 20, 2006

On December 10, 2006, Adam the DreamHealer, a gifted energy healer from Canada, presented a full day conference in L. A. to a captive and interested audience at the Grand Ballroom in the Marriott Los Angeles Downtown. Armed with his powerful presentation, he educated the audience about how energy in its most basic form is the invisible connection between us all. This is the essence of energy healing and its infinite possibilities.

Adam the DreamHealer reduced the complicated quantum physics and cutting edge biology and chemistry to everyday language, which left everyone at the conference obtaining a better understanding of this difficult subject.

After the presentation portion, Adam the DreamHealer began his group healings to help the audience internalize the concepts and to actively participate in two energy treatments. Audience members describe this group energy healing as one of the highlights of the conference.

For the Los Angeles conference, over 50 percent of the participants were healers themselves ranging from medical and naturopathic doctors, psychologists, massage therapists, nurses, reiki and qigong masters. The rest of the audience was comprised of individuals interested in learning how they can use the powers of energy to heal themselves.

Adam the DreamHealer's conferences provide participants with the tools to maximize their own potential and the group healings allow them to experience energy healing first hand. He also provides visualization techniques that participants can use at home to harness their own healing powers.

"It was an incredible day in LA, December 10. I'd heard of Adam, read his books, and marveled at the coming together of such great minds like Dr. Bruce Lipton and Dr. Edgar Mitchell, to support his mission. I was so impressed to finally see and meet this authentic, passionate, dynamic young man who is helping bridge the divides between mind, body, science and spirituality," comments Jim in a testimonial provided to conference organizers. He continues, "I believe he is one of the new teachers emerging as we witness the evolving consciousness happening on the planet. God bless his family for nurturing, protecting and sharing him with us. Without a doubt, Adam is a unique soul, destined to become a great world teacher."

The conference concluded with a question and answer session and book signing opportunity for those that were interested. Judging by the line up of over 500 people, interest in Adam DreamHealer's techniques is extremely high.

Due to the continued high demand for his seminars, additional Adam DreamHealer conferences are added regularly. Those that are interested in finding out more are encouraged to check the schedule posted on the website.

About Adam The DreamHealer:

Adam is a gifted distant energy healer and best-selling author of three books about his work. His techniques are described in his first book, "DreamHealer - His name is Adam" and specific tools to increase one's own healing abilities are given in "DreamHealer 2-Guide to Self-Empowerment." An interactive DVD has just been released which brings this method to life entitled, "DreamHealer: Visualizations for Self-Empowerment." A third book was released in Canada by Penguin Books in March 2006 entitled "The Path of the DreamHealer." All books will be released in many languages worldwide. Adam combines his First Nations background and experiences healing amongst indigenous people and others with his channeled insights about the science behind healing.

In his books and workshops, he explains how the mind, through intention, directly affects the immune system. Anyone can develop skills to direct energy in re-establishing health, as they seek to achieve a higher level of consciousness. The academic theories of quantum physics come to life with his accounts of his direct experience of the interconnectedness we all share.

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Jim Allsup Receives 2009 Advocacy Award

Jim Allsup Receives 2009 Advocacy Award

Colorado-based nonprofit, Invisible Disabilities Advocate, recognizes Allsup CEO for his efforts on behalf of people with disabilities

Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) October 17, 2009

Allsup Inc. CEO Jim Allsup will be presented with the Invisible Disabilities Advocate (IDA) 2009 Advocacy Award at the organization’s annual banquet in Denver, Colo., this Sunday.

“Mr. Allsup was chosen based on his personal and corporate passion to help people who have become disabled,” said IDA president Wayne Connell. “As president and CEO of Allsup Inc., he has been a leader in advocating for the rights of the disabled and is a recognized authority on disability-related Social Security and Medicare issues.”

In the 25 years since the former Social Security Administration field officer founded Allsup as a one-man operation in 1984, the company has grown to 600 employees and has helped more than 120,000 individuals obtain over $10.3 billion in Social Security disability and Medicare benefits.

Key to this success has been Allsup’s commitment to make complex government programs more accessible and responsive to people with disabilities.

“I founded Allsup with the belief that those who are disabled and cannot work deserve to live lives that are as financially secure and healthy as possible,” Mr. Allsup said. “This belief continues to guide my personal and professional life as well as my advocacy efforts.

“I am humbled and honored to receive the Advocacy Award from the Invisible Disabilities Advocate. I commend their efforts to increase awareness of the particular challenges faced by those whose disabilities are not readily apparent. Education and advocacy are keys to ensuring inclusion, understanding and compassion. This award is an important reminder of the work that still needs to be done, especially on behalf of those with disabilities who can no longer work.”

Allsup Inc.’s communications director Dan Allsup will accept the award on Allsup’s behalf.

ABOUT ALLSUP
Allsup is a nationwide provider of Social Security disability, Medicare and workers’ compensation services for individuals, employers and insurance carriers. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009, Allsup employs more than 600 professionals who deliver specialized services supporting people with disabilities and seniors so they may lead lives that are as financially secure and as healthy as possible. The company is based in Belleville, Ill., near St. Louis.

ABOUT IDA
The Invisible Disabilities Advocate is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that reaches around the world to people touched by chronic illness, pain, injury and disabilities. The organization is based in Parker, Co., and offers encouragement, support and assistance to people who live with debilitating conditions, as well as their loved ones, through its website, literature, projects and seminars. For more information, visit http://www. invisibledisabilities. org].

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Friday, December 20, 2002

Paris Business Products Wins National Award For Check Systems With Documents Now Software

Paris Business Products Wins National Award For Check Systems With Documents Now Software

Paris Business Products has won an award under the Check Systems category of the 2005 Print Excellence And Knowledge (PEAK) competition sponsored by Print Solutions Magazine, a leading print industry trade magazine published by the Document Management Industries Association (DMIA), Alexandria, VA. The award will be presented at DMIAÂ’s annual Print Solutions Conference & Expo, October 18-20 in Orlando, FL.

Westampton, NJ (PRWEB) August 29, 2005

Paris Business Products has won an award under the Check Systems category of the 2005 Print Excellence And Knowledge (PEAK) competition sponsored by Print Solutions Magazine, a leading print industry trade magazine published by the Document Management Industries Association (DMIA), Alexandria, VA. The award will be presented at DMIAÂ’s annual Print Solutions Conference & Expo, October 18-20 in Orlando, FL.

The contest, which drew more than 200 entries from North America and Europe, recognizes the work of firms that focus on adding value to print-related products and services. Commenting on the win, Paris’ CEO Gerry Toscani, “It gives us great satisfaction to be recognized for adding value in the check printing market. It’s much more rewarding to add value with solutions based on innovations as opposed to price.”

“Winning a PEAK Award signifies a sharp focus on solving customer problems or improving a customer’s business,” says Peters Colaianni, CAE, DMIA’s Executive Vice President. “PEAK Awards are won by companies that add value to the products they sell”.

The panel of industry experts that judges the contest included:

*John Leininger, professor in the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University

*Joe Schwan, who held top executive positions at Wallace Computer Services and Standard Register until his retirement in 2001

*Ivars Sarkins, a printing industry consultant and a member of the Board of Directors of the Print Education and Research Foundation

Documents Now software was designed for printers and distributors to design and manufacture their own short to medium run custom checks. The software creates value by enabling printers and distributors to provide checks with very quick turnaround and highly customized options. The only items necessary to grow check business with the software are a laser printer and a MICR toner cartridge. Steve Rosenman, Paris Business Products, “Documents Now enables printers, forms dealers and distributors to target the highly profitable custom check market with very little investment. Paris has made the software so flexible and easy to use that no experience is necessary. The software is a universal solution that can be used with any laser printer and blank check stock.” For more information and a free trial of the software, visit the link provided.

Contact:

Paris Business Products

Steve Rosenman

800 Highland Drive; Westampton, NJ 08060

P (800) 523-6454 X450 F (609) 702-5475

About Paris

Established in 1964, Paris Business Products, Inc. distributes quality paper and business products with industry leading customer service. Paris specializes in Laser3 perforated and punched cut sheet papers for healthcare, banking, finance, education, legal and insurance markets. Paris provides complete check solutions with Docugard security checks & security papers, Documents Now check production software, check envelopes and MICR toner cartridges. Paris is also a national manufacturer of custom forms, continuous computer paper, HCFA health care forms and Printworks inkjet, photo & specialty papers. Paris is dedicated to the finest customer service and support, including: sales assistance, expert advice, marketing materials and reliable, fast nationwide deliveries. The company exclusively serves resellers in diverse channels including paper merchants, office suppliers, forms dealers and major retailers.

About DMIA & Print Solutions Magazine

Print Solutions is an award-winning monthly with 14,000 subscribers who design, manufacture and distribute printed products of all kinds. DMIA, the publisher of Print Solutions is a not-for-profit trade association that has served printing sales professionals form ore than 50 years with outstanding publications, web services, trade expositions and education.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2002

Trialstat Enhances Srs 4.0 To Accelerate And Simplify Systematic Reviews

Trialstat Enhances Srs 4.0 To Accelerate And Simplify Systematic Reviews

Downloadable Search Box Lets Colleagues Review Referenced Articles

Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) July 19, 2007

TrialStat Corporation, a clinical data solutions on demand company, today announced enhancements to SRS 4.0™, the company’s market leading systematic review platform, that speeds and simplifies the management of systematic reviews. Used in the practice of evidence-based medicine, outcomes research and health technology assessment, systematic reviews synthesize and evaluate the results of separate studies conducted within a given research area. SRS 4.0 is the world’s only commercial Web-enabled solution designed to streamline the screening and data collection phases of systematic reviews. This solution significantly reduces the time and cost of reviews while improving their auditability, transparency and reproducibility.

SRS 4.0’s new features include:
 Customizable Keyword Highlighting. Keyword highlighting of study abstracts draws reviewers eyes to important sections of text by displaying terms in different colors, reducing the time required to find and extract data.

 Companion Studies Grouping. Grouping allows multiple papers referring to the same study to be grouped together. This ensures that all data available for a given study is presented to reviewers under one grouping.

 Custom ESRNexus™ Search Box. SRS users now have the option of publishing the references used in their systematic reviews to the publicly searchable ESRNexus (www. esrnexus. com) database. Users can then generate a custom search box on their own Web site that will allow visitors to search their reference lists.

“SRS 4.0’s enhancements are a result of the continuous and valued input of our users around the world,” said Peter O’Blenis, Vice President Systematic Reviews, TrialStat Corporation. “Increasingly, systematic reviews are at the forefront of health technology assessment and outcomes research. SRS provides private and public sector research professionals a Web-based solution that greatly lowers the time and expense of traditional paper-based systematic reviews, while automating data collection and facilitating collaboration with colleagues around the world.”
The continuously growing volume of published medical literature has created an urgent need for tools and software to assist with summarizing and analyzing relevant information. Since 2001, SRS has been used by research teams to conduct systematic reviews of literature for health technology assessment, outcomes research and evidence-based practices. SRS replaces many of the operational and paper-intensive aspects of systematic reviews, allowing reviewers to complete them more quickly, cost effectively and with better accuracy and quality.

About Trialstat
TrialStat Corporation provides innovative clinical data solutions on demand that optimize the collection and management of research to enable customers to accelerate the commercialization of new life science products. CA 4.0™ is a robust and scaleable Web-based EDC on demand platform used by leading biopharma organizations. SRS 4.0 automates systematic reviews using real-time collaboration and management tools, while ESRNexus (www. esrnexus. com) is the most comprehensive and free Web-based search engine for evidence-based reference literature. More information about TrialStat is available at www. trialstat. com.

ClinicalAnalytics 4.0, SRS 4.0 and ESRNexus are registered trademarks of TrialStat Corporation.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Erin Fitzgerald
TrialStat Corporation
613-741-9909 ext 165
Efitzgerald(@)trialstat. com 

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Radio Show with Special Guest: Senator Omer Rains Talks About Health Care on October 21, 2009

Radio Show with Special Guest: Senator Omer Rains Talks About Health Care on October 21, 2009

Kiss Your Life Hello Radio Show with Special Guest: Senator Omer Rains Talks About Health Care on October 21, 2009 at 10AM EST; 7AM PT.

Mount Kisco, NY (Vocus) October 18, 2009

Dr. Vijaya Nair, CEO of JIVA Essence of Life, and Dr. Howard Peiper, national expert on holistic counseling, speaks with their next guest, retired California Senator Omer Rains on Wednesday, October 21 about the history and present status of health care legislation in the United States.

Senator Rains, a prominent American attorney and investment advisor, has had extensive experience in all major world markets and finance centers. Rains, who formerly served three terms as a California Senator, currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Rural Education and Development (READ) Global, an international non-profit organization that builds libraries and economic development centers in rural and remote parts of the lesser developed world.

Senator Rains is noted for his humanitarian work with indigenous peoples in lesser developed countries throughout the world. His travels have taken him to over 120 countries and to all regions of the world. He brings with him a wealth of global business and cultural expertise.

In this compelling program listeners will learn and be able to call in to discuss:
 A brief history of attempts to get universal health care coverage for U. S. citizens  The present status of the Congressional health care debate

Rains will also speak to the therapeutic effects of humanitarian or charitable work, from the stand-point of one’s personal health and well-being and, in this connection, discuss his work as Chairman of Rural Education and Development.

Listeners are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (866) 472-5792. Be sure to tune into the live, Internet talk radio show, Kiss Your Life Hello on Wednesday at 7 AM PT / 10 am ET on VoiceAmerica Health & Wellness Channel. Log on to Listen: http://www. voiceamerica. com (http://www. voiceamerica. com). Missed the Live Show? Past episodes are available on demand and podcast ready.

About Kiss Your Life Hello
Kiss Your Life Hello is a provocative internet talk show offering choices and focusing on solutions to all of life's health challenges in today's complicated world. Kiss Your Life Hello is a show about relationships...from personal relationships to health, business, family and love. Each hour we will be presenting the most up-to-date information on all aspects of mind, body, and spirit wellness. http://www. kissyourlifehello. com (http://www. kissyourlifehello. com)

About Essence of Life
Essence of Life, distributes JIVA products, an evidence based and medically sound line of nutritional supplements that are carefully formulated according to scientific guidelines. Products are available to the public through http://www. jivasupplements. org (http://www. jivasupplements. org) and natural health food stores nationwide.

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Hill & Markes, Inc, Named Authorized Distributor of the New Activeion Pro: the Safest Way to Clean. New York and Vermont's Premier Distributor to Carry Revolutionary New Technology Changing the Way People Clean

Hill & Markes, Inc, Named Authorized Distributor of the New Activeion Pro: the Safest Way to Clean. New York and Vermont's Premier Distributor to Carry Revolutionary New Technology Changing the Way People Clean

Hill & Markes is pleased to announce that it has been named an authorized distributor of the new Activeion Pro. Hill & Markes' decision to distribute the Activeion Pro's award-winning technology reflects its leadership position in the cleaning industry. As a technology, Activeion Pro allows cleaning professionals to ensure that their companies, their employees, and their customers have a safe, healthy option for cleaning--one that is free of harmful chemicals.

Amsterdam, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2009

Hill & Markes is pleased to announce that it has been named an authorized distributor of the new Activeion Pro. Hill & Markes' decision to distribute the Activeion Pro's award-winning technology reflects its leadership position in the cleaning industry. As a technology, Activeion Pro allows cleaning professionals to ensure that their companies, their employees, and their customers have a safe, healthy option for cleaning--one that is free of harmful chemicals.

"The Hill & Markes Sustainability Initiative to assist our customers in creating healthy working and living environments, while preserving our planet, could not be better served than by our customers having access to the product provided by Activeion Pro. This is a totally safe and healthy cleaning program we are anxious to present to--and provide to--our customers," Andrea Packer, Marketing Vice President has enthusiastically commented.

"We are pleased to welcome Hill & Markes to the family of companies committed to offering the safest, most sustainable way to clean," said Todd Schaeffer, vide-president and general manager of Activeion Cleaning Solutions. "We look forward to working together in transforming how people think about cleaning--and to helping Hill & Markes' customers save money at the same time."

A genuine breakthrough, the Activeion Pro is a versatile cleaner ideal for use on glass, stainless steel, wood, stone and marble as well as carpet and clothing. In fact, it can replace many general-purpose chemical cleaners commonly used for these types of surfaces.

The unit can help professional cleaning companies save considerable money each year by eliminating the need to purchase a variety of general-purpose, window, glass and stainless steel cleaners. Through reduced chemical purchases, most customers should easily pay for the purchase price of the Activeion Pro in the first year of use, some in as quickly as three months.

For more information, or to purchase the Activeion Pro, please visit www. hillnmarkes. com or call 800-836-4455.

Hill & Markes, Amsterdam-based Hill & Markes, Inc. provides solutions to its customers who are looking to bring "innovative" sustainable and environmentally friendly products, into a company, business, school district, restaurant, hospital, state building, etc. Hill & Markes seeks to offer these solutions needed by customers, especially when customers are leaders in the care and protection of our environment.

Activeion Cleaning Solutions, LLC, headquartered in Rogers, Minn., is a privately held cleaning technology company created to revolutionize the cleaning industry through the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of advanced cleaning technologies and products. Addressing the ever-growing need for sustainable cleaning, Activeion's solutions are ideal for offices, hotels, hospitals, schools and private residences. Through Activeion's innovation, cleaning professionals can meet the demand for green cleaning while also lowering their costs, simplifying their processes, and ensuring the safety of their customers and employees. For more information, visit www. activeion. com.

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