Friday, February 28, 2003

IronTherapy. Org Launches Free Online CME

IronTherapy. Org Launches Free Online CME

IronTherapy. Org (ITO), the website specializing in educating physicians about iron therapy in the nephrology setting, has launched its very first online CME course.

(PRWEB) March 16, 2005

IronTherapy. Org (ITO), the website specializing in educating physicians about iron therapy in the nephrology setting, has launched its very first online CME course entitled "Controversies in Iron Management". This course is based on a satellite symposium that took place during the 2004 EDTA-ERA in Lisbon.

This course is sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Medicine at the Arizona Health Sciences Center who designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.5 category 1 credits toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

About ITO

IronTherapy. org (ITO) is the result of a collaborative effort on the part of world renowned physicians specializing in Nephrology.

ITO is dedicated to raising awareness about iron deficiency, especially in the nephrology setting.

In particular, ITO seeks to educate physicians and healthcare professionals with first quality medical and scientific education and information in order them to improve their clinical practice and the quality of life of their patients.

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NETexponent Selected by NutraOrigin to Create and Manage Their New Affiliate Marketing Program

NETexponent Selected by NutraOrigin to Create and Manage Their New Affiliate Marketing Program

With the launch of this new affiliate program publishers can earn up to 50% sales commission for promoting a wide array of premium nutritional supplements and vitamins.

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 13, 2010

NETexponent, a leading affiliate and search marketing agency (http://www. NETexponent. com) in New York, announced today that The OmegaStore by NutraOrigin (http://www. nutraorigin. com/), the top advanced nutritional supplement & vitamin provider, has selected them to create and manage their new affiliate marketing program (http://www. nutraorigin. com/affiliate-page. aspx).

NutraOrigin offers an array of premium nutritional supplements & vitamins, specializing in Omega-3 fish oil supplements. NutraOrigin has developed an entire line of Omega-3 focused supplements that make it easy for everyone from vegans to children to dogs to enjoy the benefits of Omega-3 fatty acids. Their innovative high potency health maintenance products range from pet flax oil to kid’s vitamin gummies to flavored Omega fruit shakes.

NETexponent’s knowledge of the affiliate landscape will be key in creating a successful affiliate program. With ten years of affiliate marketing experience, NETexponent will create, grow, and optimize the NutraOrigin affiliate program by utilizing their database of over 15,000 affiliates to recruit top publishers as well as custom vertical sites.

Affiliates will earn 15% for single products, and 50% on auto ship orders in the NutraOrigin program. “We’re taking a competitive approach in the health & beauty affiliate space,” notes NETexponent’s Director of Affiliate Marketing Services, Sal Conca. “Competitive commissions will help recruit not only our top partners, but a variety of specialty sites that are able to generate quality orders.”

“Despite a stressful economic time, consumers are still interested in their health and continue to invest in it,” says Lori Olsen, Senior Director of Marketing for NutraOrigin. “We are confident our affiliates will be profitable because of this.”

Affiliate partners are encouraged to contact Valerie Russo about advertising opportunities by sending an email to TheOmegaStore@NETexponent. com. NETexponent is committed to providing their affiliates with top quality service.

About NutraOrigin
The OmegaStore by NutraOrigin is a nutritional supplement & vitamin provider, focusing on Omega-3 products. Products are developed to address some of the most common health concerns affecting the American family and contribute to lifelong wellness. NutraOrigin continues to develop innovative products that improve the quality of life, and in turn, satisfy the customer's nutritional needs and enhance their overall well-being.

About NETexponent
NETexponent is a full-service online performance marketing agency based in New York City. Since 2001, they have developed efficiency-driven search marketing and affiliate marketing programs for premier clients. Their ground-breaking strategies and holistic approach to performance marketing help their clients achieve aggressive goals while maintaining brand integrity. Visit our website to learn about working with our other great affiliate clients (http://www. netexponent. com/publishers/our-affiliate-programs).

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MOM! MOM! I'M STILL BREATHING!

MOM! MOM! I'M STILL BREATHING!

(PRWEB) June 3, 2000

MOM! MOM! IÂ’M STILL BREATHING!

Rancho Mirage, CA: Jaycob Chilton, 14, on the Big Island of Hawaii had just been stung by a wasp. Like over 40 million other Americans, Jaycob suffered from allergies. Only, for Jaycob, his allergy to wasps was life threatening. The last time he was stung, he’d nearly stopped breathing by the time the ambulance arrived. This time, however, was different. This time his throat didn’t swell. This time he could still breathe. And all because the summer before his aunt had placed a dead wasp on his tummy and gently tapped him on his head, his chest, his sides, and his feet. Voodoo? Magic? Power of suggestion? No, a simple, non-invasive treatment based on an ancient Chinese "touch therapy" for correcting the body to allergic reactions.

Chris Acelinas, 12, Sky Valley, California was severely allergic to something, but no one was sure what. Covered with hives, Chris had been rushed to the hospital, unable to breathe four times in two months. When his mother, Kitty, heard about Dr. Harmon she took Chris to him.

Hugh Harmon, Ph. D. is married to JaycobÂ’s aunt. He invented the allergy treatment used to help Jaycob. He claims skin rashes from poison ivy, chemicals, food allergies, insect bites, animal hair, pollen and just about anything else you could name disappear overnight. Cold and flu symptoms due to allergies disappear within 24 hours, as do irritability, inability to concentrate, sleeplessness and hyperactivity due to allergies. He says his treatments help his clients lessen the severity of asthma, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and arthritis. And Chris? Using a simple "muscle testing" technique called Neuro Muscular Response (NMR), Dr. Harmon quickly discovered Chris was allergic to chicken feathers. Chris cleaned the family chicken coop every day. He still does. Only now, he is allergy free. He is also inhalant free, medication free, and shot free.

What does Dr. Harmon charge for his remarkable method? Nothing. Nada. Zilch. It’s free. That is, if you do it yourself, using his technique. Of course he charges for that, right? Wrong. The Allergone Correction® Method is posted free on the internet at www. odysseyofthesoul. org  No internet access? It’s still free, but with a small $4 copying and handling fee.

Why free? "ItÂ’s my contribution towards a better world," says Dr. Harmon. "The world needs healthy humans for solving the formidable problems we all face. IÂ’ll explain and teach the method - as well as how to use it to discover and correct medication allergies - to any medical doctor that asks. Or veterinarians. It works with animals too."

As for Jaycob, he is no longer allergic to wasps and his sister, Lahela, is no longer allergic to mangos. She wanted to be the lead in to this story, but "killer mangos" just didnÂ’t have the same kind of sting.

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For Immediate Release

Contact:  Dr. Hugh Harmon or Pamela Chilton

                800-403-4325

 Fax: 760-770-8361

 email odyssey@odysseyofthesoul. org

website: www. odysseyofthesoul. org

 

Thursday, February 27, 2003

What's Next? Boomer Business Summit Reveals Surprising New Research About How Boomers Shop, Use the Internet and What They Worry About Most

What's Next? Boomer Business Summit Reveals Surprising New Research About How Boomers Shop, Use the Internet and What They Worry About Most

Brand loyalty among Baby Boomers and older consumers is up for grabs, but the majority of marketers in Fortune 500 companies still believe this market is reluctant to switch or experiment with new brands. This is just one of the findings in a survey by Focalyst, a new research and advisory firm focused on the baby-boomer and older market. Focalyst's president, Mike Irwin, will be discussing the survey next month at the 2006 What’s Next? Boomer Business Summit in Anaheim, California.

Anaheim, CA (PRWEB) February 25, 2006

Brand loyalty among Baby Boomers and older consumers is up for grabs, but the majority of marketers in Fortune 500 companies still believe this market is reluctant to switch or experiment with new brands.

This is just one of the findings in a survey by Focalyst, a new research and advisory firm focused on the baby-boomer and older market. Focalyst's president, Mike Irwin, will be discussing the survey next month at the 2006 What’s Next? Boomer Business Summit in Anaheim, California.

“The conventional wisdom driving this assumption is simply outdated," Irwin said. “Marketers who continue to assume that consumer loyalty and affinity for products and services remains fixed as people age will lose market share to those who seek out and directly speak to them.”

New York-based Focalyst was formed last year as a joint venture of AARP Services and Kantar, the research and consulting arm of WPP. The company is currently conducting the most comprehensive survey of Baby Boomers and older consumers to date, with a sample size of more than 35,000 respondents.

The branding survey asked nearly 900 consumers about their opinions on brand loyalty, media and technology. The research also shows that many Boomers have been using the Internet for 10 years and rely on it for everything from news and travel planning to shopping and downloading music.

Focalyst’s findings about Internet usage paints a very similar picture to what would be expected of the 18-41 demographic.

These findings were also confirmed by a study from the Natural Marketing Institute that was conducted among 1500+ baby boomers and will also be presented during the one day program. “Boomers show a high level of comfort with technology,” said Steve French, Managing Partner, The Natural Marketing Institute. “We find 81% use it to stay connected to their families, and 62% purchase products online.”

Other findings from the NMI study:

Boomers biggest worry is about money---having enough money to retire, to life on and for healthcare.

Almost six out of ten Boomers (57%) consider themselves spenders rather than savers. Four out of five Boomers feel relieving their stress would increase the quality of their life. Half of Boomers consider themselves risk takers and feel more adventurous as they grow older.

Speakers at the Summit will include keynoter Guy Kawasaki, author of “The Art of the Start”; Robert Abrams, Founder & CEO, ZivaContinuum; Chris Alewine, VP, Marketing Analytics, V12 Group; David Baxter, VP, Research, Age Wave; Janice Blanchard, Society of Certified Senior Advisors; Myrna Blyth, Editor and Author, former Editor-in-Chief, MORE magazine; John Buckingham, Co-founder and CEO, Solana MedSpas; Joe Cannella, Customer Support, Google; Gloria Cavanaugh, President & CEO, American Society on Aging (ASA); Marty Davis, Director of Special Projects and Campaigns, AARP; Helen Dennis, Andrus Gerontology Center, Incoming Chair, ASA's Business Forum on Aging; Steve French, Managing Partner, The Natural Marketing Institute; Mary Furlong, Ed. D, CEO, Mary Furlong & Associates; John Garcia, Founding/Managing Principal, Angel Strategies; Jane Glenn Haas, Columnist, The Orange County Register and Founder, WomanSage-2006 Winner, ASA Media Award for national coverage; Mike Irwin, President, Focalyst; Mark Johnson, Product Manager, Kosmix. com; Don Jones, VP, Healthcare Business Development, Qualcomm; Bruce Juell, Founder, CreativeSeniors. com, former CEO, Six Flags; Karen Orton Katz, Principal, Internet Strategies Group; Scott D. Kellner, CEO, Tambourine, Inc; Mike Kephart, President, Kephart Community, Planning and Architecture; Dr. Susan Love, President & Medical Director, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation; Steve Mackenzie, President, Mackenzie Architects; Jan Norman, Orange County Register; Robin Raff, Chief Strategist, ECI Healthcare; Laura Weber Rossman, Principal, Outside Insite; Joyce Ruddock, VP, Retirement Strategies Group, MetLife; Janna Silvandersson, Regional Mgr., Retail, Google Advertising Sales; Mark Stevens, VP, New Product Development, AARP Services, Inc.; Kara Swisher, Co-producer, Wall Street Journal D: All Things Digital; Dr. Astro Teller, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO, BodyMedia, Inc.; Michel G. Thouati, Ph. D., CEO, Lithium Technologies; Sandra Timmermann, Ed. D, Director, MetLife Mature Market Institute; Fernando Torres-Gil, Associate Dean, School of Public Affairs, UCLA; Luis Villalobos, Founder, Tech Coast Angels, Managing Director, Angel-Led Venture Partners LP; Susan Ayers Walker, Executive Director, SmartSilvers Alliance; Steve Zalesznick, President, Longevity Alliance; Jeffrey Zimman, CEO, Posit Science Corporation.

Sponsors include: Platinum - AARP Services, Inc.; Focalyst; Shaklee Corporation. Gold - Longevity Alliance, ZivaContinuum. Bronze - Angel Strategies; ECI Healthcare; IBM; MetLife Mature Market Institute; Posit Science Corporation; Solana MedSpas. Marketing partners include: WomanSage; www. theMatureMarket. com; V12 Group; OCTANe; SmartSilvers Alliance.

To register, visit www. boomersummit. com. Early registration discounts apply. There are a limited number of complimentary seats available to journalists with valid press passes.

The What’s Next? Boomer Business Summit is co-produced by the ASA and its Business Forum on Aging and Mary Furlong & Associates. The Summit will precede the 2006 Joint Conference of The National Council on the Aging (NCOA) and the American Society on Aging (ASA), March 16-19, 2006 in Anaheim. More information: www. agingconference. org

Why the 50+ Market?

Boomers mean business. The first boomer turned 60 on January 1, 2006. With 76 million U. S. boomers born between 1946 and 1964, the potential for profit and growth are enormous. In fact, this market is the largest, best-educated and wealthiest generation in U. S. history. Every seven seconds, someone is turning 50 years old. And Boomers are in their peak earning years. By 2010, 47% of Boomer households will have incomes above $50,000 (U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).

Mary Furlong, Ed. D, CEO of Mary Furlong & Associates and co-producer of the What’s Next? Boomer Business Summit said, “Ninety-one percent of the net assets are in the hands of baby boomers, the youngest is now turning 40 years of age. This spending power combined with the changing needs and interests of the growing boomer market give rise to tremendous market opportunities. Entrepreneurs, marketers, corporate strategists, venture investors, market researchers and non-profit leadership can all benefit from sharing their insights and perspectives. Expect revolutionary innovations in health care; fitness; beauty; travel; learning and e-learning; financial services and housing. Expect innovations that are created online and offline. The boomers’ future will be as creative as its past.”

Furlong said, “One of the core issues boomers face, in light of pension and social security concerns, is how they will finance their longevity. Entrepreneurship is one option for creative boomers willing to apply their corporate skills to independent thinking.” More boomers are taking the entrepreneurial path. Entrepreneurs over 40 account for 54 percent of the self-employed, up from 48 percent in 2000 (Scripps Howard News Service, 2005). Furlong said, “Companies, non-profit organizations and individual entrepreneurs serving the boomer consumer must think entrepreneurially and have a deep understanding of the boomer market. The focus of this Summit is innovation and entrepreneurship and how to successfully reach the boomer market.”

"The American Society on Aging, through its constituent group, the Business Forum on Aging, has long supported and informed businesses serving the 50+ market," said Gloria Cavanaugh, president and CEO of the ASA. “The What’s Next? Boomer Business Summit represents a real opportunity for business leaders to gain valuable insight into this market and therefore, take advantage of its enormous potential.”

About the Co-producers

Mary Furlong & Associates works with companies seeking to capitalize on new business and investment opportunities in this $2 trillion-per-year market. MFA provides business development, financing strategy and integrated marketing solutions to entrepreneurs, corporations and nonprofit organizations serving the 50+ market. Mary Furlong, Ed. D also serves as an executive professor on Entrepreneurship at Santa Clara University in the Silicon Valley. See www. MaryFurlong. com.

The American Society on Aging (ASA), based in San Francisco, is the largest professional membership association in the field of aging in the United States. ASA's more than 6,000 members comprise a national multidisciplinary community of those who work with older adults. More information is online at www. asaging. org. For the 2006 NCOA-ASA Joint Conference, see www. agingconference. org.

The Business Forum on Aging (BFA), a constituent group of ASA, includes more than 200 businesses that serve people over 50. See http://www. businessforumonaging. org (http://www. businessforumonaging. org).

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Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Hero Nutritional Products Introduces Clifford The Big Red Dog Gummy Vitamins. Clifford Gummy Vitamins for Children Provide Complete and Well Balanced Nutrition

Hero Nutritional Products Introduces Clifford The Big Red Dog Gummy Vitamins. Clifford Gummy Vitamins for Children Provide Complete and Well Balanced Nutrition.

Hero Nutritional Products announces the launch of Clifford, The Big Red Dog Gummy Vitamins for Children. Clifford Multi-Vitamins + Brain Health contains 14 essential vitamins and minerals plus 45mg of Omega essential fatty acids for complete, well-balanced nutrition and normal, healthy brain development.

San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2010

"Hero Nutritionals shares a common goal with Scholastic Inc (http://www. scholastic. com), the publisher of Clifford, The Big Red Dog, a well loved children's icon for 50 years," said Jennifer Hodges, Founder and CEO of Hero Nutritional Products. "Clifford promotes good citizenship, manners and education and Hero Nutritional Products promotes wellness and nutrition, both providing the building blocks for normal healthy growth and development. Creating Clifford, The Big Red Dog Gummy Vitamin and partnering with Scholastic was definitely a natural fit. Hero's goal of promoting health goes hand in hand with Clifford's 10 Be Big Ideas (http://www. scholastic. com/cliffordbebig/index. htm).

Clifford, The Big Red Dog Gummy Vitamins have high levels of folic acid and zinc and contains 100% of the recommended children's daily amount of Vitamin D per serving. They also contain natural Vitamin E as well as Vitamin C which have beneficial antioxidant properties.

"Clifford, The Big Red Dog Gummy Vitamins also have Omega Oils for healthy normal development of children." This Omega blend is made with cranberry seeds, a vegetarian source that tastes great without the fishy taste! These nutrient-packed gummy vitamins are made with all natural flavors and colors, are allergen-free, gluten-free and casein-free. Clifford Vitamins Supplement Facts. (http://www. cliffordgummyvitamins. com/productInformation)

Clifford, The Big Red Dog Gummy Vitamins are Kids Kritics® (http://www. kidskritics. com) approved, which means these great tasting gummy vitamins have met family food experts' stringent ingredient standards for healthy ingredients and have scored very highly in the Kid Kritic's taste test with children. Parents can be assured that when they buy Clifford, The Big Red Dog Gummy Vitamins, they have the quality ingredients they want to give their children and that their children will love the taste.

Clifford, The Big Red Dog Gummy Vitamins will be available in food, drug, grocery and mass merchandise stores including Target, Walgreens, Lewis Drug, Rite-Aid, Drugstore. com, GummyVitaminSuperStore. com and other Internet stores this summer. A 50 count (25 serving) bottle in box will retail for $7.99 and will come in two Multi-Vitamin + Brain Health varieties including the original multi-fruit flavor and a new sweet and tart sour flavor. Please visit the newly launched Clifford Vitamin website (http://www. cliffordvitamins. com) for more information and special promotions.

About Hero Nutritionals:
Established in Orange County, California in 1997, Hero Nutritional Products' developed the first gummy vitamin, Yummi Bears, with the goal of creating a supplement that children would be eager to take. Following the success of Yummi Bears, Hero Nutritionals created the first-ever gummy vitamin for adults, Slice of Life. As a leader in the vitamin and supplement industry, Hero Nutritional Products aims to produce the highest quality and best tasting vitamins and supplements for all ages. Today, Hero Nutritional Products produces Yummi Bears, Yummi Bears Organics, Slice of Life, Clifford, The Big Red Dog Gummy Vitamins and Healthy Indulgence, the first line of Dark Chocolate Vitamins with 60% Cacao.

To learn more about Hero Nutritional Products, please visit HeroNutritionals. com (http://www. heronutritionals. com)

SCHOLASTIC and logos are trademarks of Scholastic Inc. Clifford The Big Red Dog, CLIFFORD, Be Big and logos are trademarks of Norman Bridwell. All rights reserved.
KidKritics Approved seal and logo are registered trademarks of KidKritics.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Monday, February 24, 2003

European Employment Changes Create Weak-Dollar Opportunities

European Employment Changes Create Weak-Dollar Opportunities

Vyoma Nair, co-founder of Nair & Co, talks about opportunities the weak dollar presents to U. S. companies expanding internationally. American goods have become more competitive globally and increasing numbers of companies in the United States are employing people overseas to service their foreign customers. On the other hand, Europe appears to have woken up to the reality of this and is tackling the contradiction of wanting jobs for its people and on the other side having currently in place restrictive employment legislation such as the French 35-hour week.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (PRWEB) July 2, 2008

A number of countries have introduced some type of sweetener for their workers who work overtime including;

Austria – In Austria, overtime pay, which is in addition to basic pay for working overtime, is (within limits) exempt from tax. This is conditional on the payment by the employer being a legal obligation contained in either an individual employment contract or a collective bargaining agreement.

France – In France, payment for overtime can now be paid tax-free at all levels of employees.

Germany – Germany does not regard compensation for overtime work as part of regular income. It is not therefore subject to deductions for mandatory health insurance.

Italy – Last month the Italian government promised to reduce taxes on overtime.

Luxembourg – This year in Luxembourg introduced total tax exemptions for overtime pay and on extra pay for working nights, Sundays and public holidays.

These regulations encourage employees to work additional hours while simultaneously putting more money into their pocket. From a U. S. company's perspective and given the rise of the Euro, this is a welcome change since it may enable a company to negotiate lower pay rates with new employees.

If you want more information on the challenges and opportunities your company can have while expanding internationally, please visit our website at www. nair-co. com or call 239.948.9820 (EDT-South) / 781.239.8135 (EDT-North) / 408.515.6887 (PDT) for more information.

About Nair & Co

Nair & Co provides businesses an integrated solution geared to making your company's thrust to expanding business overseas less risky, stress free and more strategic in the finance, tax, HR, compliance and legal arenas. Specialized in working with the unique challenges of US-based technology companies, Nair & Co has headquarters in the UK and offices in USA, China, Japan and India and acts for nearly 700 foreign operations in over 40 countries. Nair & Co employs highly qualified international specialists as your one point of contact client service directors to support your international registration, tax, accounting, compliance, HR and payroll needs. Our unrivalled knowledge base, attention to detail and superior work ethics protect your company's operations more effectively and save you time and money in the long run. For more information, visit our web site at www. nair-co. com.

Sunday, February 23, 2003

LinenKids. com Adds New Natural Linen Bath-Time Collection

LinenKids. com Adds New Natural Linen Bath-Time Collection

Kids love the natural feel and comfort of pure linen. Expanded line-up of towels, mitts, sponges and scrubbers are all specially designed for use by little ones. And the more you use linen, the softer it gets.

Kaunas, Lithuania and Woodside, Calif. (Vocus) July 31, 2009

Those long, hot summer days and lots of outside play mean more baths and showers for children. At least that's what mums would like. To give kids a bit more bath-time independence, LinenKids. com (http://www. linenkids. com/) has expanded its line of linen bath time accessories (http://www. linenkids. com/bed-and-bath-bath-time-linens-c-30_37.html? page=1&sort=20a), including terry towels, waffle-weave towels, scrubbers, sponges and mitts -- all specially made and sized for kids from natural, sustainable Lithuanian linen. Jurate Stanisauskiene, founder of LinenKids and mother of two boys, picks a few of her favorite items from her new Bath-Time Collection, which make great, healthy gifts.

1. Natural waffle-weave linen towel: "This towel is big enough to wrap up your kiddie and is so soft and absorbent. It has a handy loop for hanging on a hook, and is available in five sizes."

2. Linen kids' back scrubber: "It's hard for kids to wash their backs, and products designed for adults are too abrasive for them. This scrubber is made for little ones to scrub their back themselves -- it's soft on the skin and does the job nicely."

3. Linen kids' bath mitt: "I think a mitt is the best way to encourage bath-time independence. This mitt matches our back scrubber and has an elastic band sewn inside so it stays on during use."

4. Hooded linen bath robe: "This item is so soft, warm and cozy that your child will love to wear it after a bath, shower or sauna!"

5. Bath time essentials: "This is a bundle of all of my favorites -- the back scrubber, the mitt and the sponge -- all made from pure, soft linen. Learning to get clean can be fun!"

LinenKids is the culmination of a 4-year odyssey
Four years ago, Jurate Stanisauskiene was looking for unique, natural and beautiful products for her first son. She ran across locally produced linen products, liked the cool, smooth feel of the fabric, and on a whim bought an outfit for her child. "I immediately noticed that he was much happier and calmer when wearing linen. I did a little more research into traditional Lithuanian linen and learned that it's made from special flax that yields a linen that of much higher quality than the fabric typically used in factory-made clothes." LinenKids is the evolution of that initial idea, and aims to introduce parents worldwide to beautiful Lithuanian linen.

Useful links
LinenKids website: http://www. linenkids. com (http://www. linenkids. com) See what's on our minds: LinenKids blog: http://linenkids. wordpress. com/ (http://linenkids. wordpress. com/) Visit us on Facebook: http://www. facebook. com/pages/LinenKids/65936478766 (http://www. facebook. com/pages/LinenKids/65936478766) Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter. com/linenkids (http://twitter. com/linenkids) For product photos and samples, contact Tim Cox at tim(at)zingpr(dot)com

About LinenKids
LinenKids of Lithuania make clothes with soul for kids -- locally made items that are exclusive to its website, and appeal to the tastes of parents who want to support traditional, sustainable products and prefer custom and vintage kids' clothes. It features carefully selected boys' linen outfits and girls' linen outfits; linen outfits for Christenings and special occasions; one-of-a-kind linen toys; and linen bathroom and bedroom products. LinenKids clothes, accessories, toys, and bed/bath items are made individually or in small batches by craftswomen who love what they are doing and want to share their traditions. www. linenkids. com

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Saturday, February 22, 2003

Core Documents Reveals How Employers Can Increase Health Plan Deductibles and Keep Happy Employees

Core Documents Reveals How Employers Can Increase Health Plan Deductibles and Keep Happy Employees

Your group health insurance just increased another 25%. What do you do? Stop providing health insurance? Why not consider drastically increasing the health plan deductible, and do it in a way that doesn't make your employees unhappy. Core Documents has a solution, read on to learn how.

Bradenton, FL (PRWEB) August 29, 2007

If you've seen the movie SICKO you know we live with a broken, corrupt healthcare system that's fleecing the American people for all they can. Evidence also indicates we have a political system on the take for whatever stacked legislation the healthcare industry can buy. If you haven't seen the movie, I highly recommend you see it as soon as possible. I'm not a Michael Moore fan, however he did a good job of presenting the dilemma this country faces regarding healthcare.

Core Documents, the nation's primary source for affordable Section 125 and HRA Plan Documents, reports that one way American employers are coping with high health insurance payments is by establishing a Health Reimbursement Arrangement, or HRA Plan.

HRAs were introduced by the IRS in 2002, by Revenue Ruling 2002-41 and IRS Notice 2002-45 that allow employers several new ways to help reduce the high cost of providing group employee benefits.

HRA Plans can be used as a stand-alone benefit or can be coupled with a high deductible health insurance policy.

In the stand-alone version the employer simply gives their employees a set amount of money every month, (i. e. $100, $150, $200 or more) and employees use the funds for reimbursement of out-of-pocket medical, dental or vision expenses and individual health insurance. Unused amounts at the end of the year can carryover to the next Plan Year.

An HRA Plan coupled with a high deductible health insurance policy seems to be the most popular concept. In this arrangement the employer chooses a much higher Plan Year deductible, for example $2,500 instead of the company's old $250 deductible. They establish an HRA Plan to help shield employees from this extra $2,000 in deductible expenses. Employees who actually incur deductible expenses in excess of the $250 receive HRA benefits from $251 to $2,500, or up to $2,000. Employees who don't have deductible expenses in excess of the standard $250 were not affected by the new high deductible.

Actuaries will tell you that a normal group can expect 15% to 20% of their employees to have deductible expenses in excess of $250. The savings involved from establishing this type of HRA becomes a fairly easy mathematical equation where premium savings minus HRA estimated claims = total savings.

Core Documents reports that once employers test the concept for one year they normally come back in the second Plan Year with an appetite for more savings by using a much larger deductible of $5,000 or $10,000.

Core Documents, Inc. can help you establish an HRA Plan to couple with a high deductible health insurance plan. The IRS and Department of Labor required plan documents are only $299 plus $15 shipping and handling. The software to administer the few claims is free, and outsourced administration is available for only $8 per month, per employee. Go to www. CoreDocuments. com or www. CoreHRA. com today for more information or speak to a consultant Certified in Flexible Compensation by calling 888-755-3373.

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Restylane - New, Natural Product Smoths Facial Wrinkles FDA Used Pioneer Study by Drs. Bosniak and Zilkha in Approval Process

Restylane - New, Natural Product Smoths Facial Wrinkles FDA Used Pioneer Study by Drs. Bosniak and Zilkha in Approval Process

This past week, FDA approved Restylane – a new, natural and safer filler for facial wrinkles – that soon will be on the U. S. market. Eagerly awaited by thousands of women and men in this country, Restylane already is widely used throughout Europe, South America and Canada. Made from part of the medium where skin cells are, Restylane smoothes out facial wrinkles and folds almost immediately. In addition, it compliments the use of Botox. Using this natural substance in the areas of the face with wrinkles creates greater volume, giving the patient a healthier and more vital appearance. Between 1996 and 2001, Drs. Stephen Bosniak and Marian Cantisano-Zilkha studied 2,241 Brazilian patients who were treated with Restylane, and they found virtually no allergic reactions.

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 21, 2003 -

–This past week, FDA approved Restylane – a new, natural and safer filler for facial wrinkles – that soon will be on the U. S. market. Eagerly awaited by thousands of women and men in this country, Restylane already is widely used throughout Europe, South America and Canada.

Made from part of the medium where skin cells are, Restylane smoothes out facial wrinkles and folds almost immediately. In addition, it compliments the use of Botox. Using this natural substance in the areas of the face with wrinkles creates greater volume, giving the patient a healthier and more vital appearance.

Between 1996 and 2001, Drs. Stephen Bosniak and Marian Cantisano-Zilkha studied 2,241 Brazilian patients who were treated with Restylane, and they found virtually no allergic reactions. “Because we worked with all ethnic groups and skin types in Rio de Janeiro, rather than just people from a single ethnicity or skin type as is often typical in such studies, our results can be seen in a real-world context,” explained Dr. Bosniak. “We have seen how Restylane can benefit virtually every person around the world who wants to use it.”

“Ours was truly a pioneering study and puts us at the forefront of using Restylane," added Dr. Zilkha. “We, better than anyone, understand how to use this natural substance to help our patients look and, therefore, feel better.”

The results of Bosniak and ZilkhaÂ’s work was published in the July 2003 issue of the medical journal Operative Techniques in Oculoplastic, Orbital and Reconstructive Surgery, which is read by thousands of ophthalmologists and plastic surgeons worldwide.

Unlike other fillers, Restylane is a compound (hyaluronic acid) found in our own bodies and is chemically related to sugar. Because Restylane is not made from animals, patients do not need to undergo a skin test for allergic reactions and so can have the injections immediately, rather than having to wait for as much as two months for the results of a skin test.

Furthermore, because Restylane is not made from animals (as the protein collagen is), patients do not run a risk of contracting a disease from an animal or of having an allergic reaction to beef, chicken or eggs. Further, according to most experts who have studied Restylane, it lasts longer than collagen, thereby requiring fewer injections over the years.

Drs. Bosniak and Zilkha developed their interest in Restylane as a result of their using it in eye surgery. Both doctors were trained as ophthalmic surgeons specializing in cosmetic work. Because of their focus on the human eye, they first became aware of the anti-wrinkle possibilities of Restylane.

“Restylane is the safest filler for facial wrinkles we have ever encountered,” said Dr. Bosniak. “Plus, the benefits of Restylane last a long time, up to a full year for one injection.”

QMED, the Swedish company that discovered Restylane, provided the substance for clinical trials in the U. S. The company bolstered their case with FDA by providing the agency with the results of the studies in Brazil by Drs. Bosniak and Zilkha. This past week, FDA approved Restylane for use in the U. S.

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Thursday, February 20, 2003

New Book On Reducing The Risks Of Developing Modern Diseases: Notes On The "Radical" View Of Aging by Curtis W. Irion, Ph. D ($14.95 Writers Club Press)

New Book On Reducing The Risks Of Developing Modern Diseases: Notes On The "Radical" View Of Aging by Curtis W. Irion, Ph. D ($14.95 Writers Club Press)

This press release is designed to show that free radical poisons are the number one reason why modern societies have such high rates of heart disease, cancer, strokes, and type II diabetes. The author stresses that fortunately enough biochemical knowledge is now available that shows that vitamins C and E, selenium, selenium-enriched vegetables, and various phytochemicals have the potential of negating the damaging effects of these poisons. The book is unique in how each of these substances is examined in a way understandable to the general public.

(PRWEB) September 29, 2002

NOTES ON THE "RADICAL" VIEW OF AGING - THE FIRST BOOK TO POITIVELY SHOW THAT MODERN DISEASES CAN BE NEGATED WITH SOUND BIOCHEMICAL DIETARY PRINCIPLES

Available as of 9/1/02 from Writers Club Press

Contact custservice@iuniverse. com or 1-877-823-9235 *Also available at www. barnes@noble. com and www. amazon. com

Dr. Curtis W. Irion has been an educator in biology and chemistry for thirty years and has done considerable research in the biochemical field of nutrition. He has spent years studying the medical journals with the quest of separating fact from fiction in regards to the nutrients which are needed by the body in optimal amounts. In his latest book he stresses in layman's terms that the number one reason modern illnesses are so rampant in today's world is positively related to the vast assortment of free radical poisons taken into the body from not only environmental sources but also from biochemical reactions constantly occuring in our cells. These poisons not only increase the risks of developing modern diseases but also hasten the overall aging process. What separates this book from others is the explanations which scientifically explain that vitamins C and E, selenium, selenium-enriched vegetables, and various phytochemicals such as found in green tea have the amazing ability of negating free radical damage to the body. Selenium is rapidly becoming the anti-cancer nutrient of the new century and this book is the first to show that enriching vegetables such as garlic and brocolli with selenium decreases the risks of developing cancer by an unusually high factor. Highly understandable and of scientific merit this is the book for those really interested in living a truly healthy life.

Also available by Dr. Irion copyright 2000 "Home Winemaking Chem 101" (ISBN 0-7388-2812-2)at the major internet bookstores

Wednesday, February 19, 2003

Xlear, Inc. Expands its Xylitol-Rich SpryTM Dental Defense System with New Infant Tooth Gel

Xlear, Inc. Expands its Xylitol-Rich SpryTM Dental Defense System with New Infant Tooth Gel

Xlear, Inc., a leading manufacturer of xylitol products, today expanded its SpryTM Dental Defense System product line with the release of SpryTM Infant Tooth Gel, an all-natural gel used for application on the teeth and gums of infants and toddlers. The Infant Tooth Gel is sweetened with 100 percent xylitol, an all-natural sweetener that helps fight cavities.

OREM, UT (PRWEB) March 11, 2004 -

– Xlear, Inc., a leading manufacturer of xylitol products, today expanded its SpryTM Dental Defense System product line with the release of SpryTM Infant Tooth Gel, an all-natural gel used for application on the teeth and gums of infants and toddlers. The Infant Tooth Gel is sweetened with 100 percent xylitol, an all-natural sweetener that helps fight cavities.

Introduced in 2003, the Spry Dental Defense System is a growing line of cavity fighting oral health products that combines xylitolÂ’s sweetness and its unique capability to combat bacteria. Clinical studies have shown that consistent use of products sweetened with 100 percent xylitol can reduce cavities by as much as 80 percent. Spry Infant Tooth Gel offers a naturally sweet way to help in providing long-term protection against tooth decay for infants and toddlers.

“The sooner children start to regularly use xylitol products, such as our new tooth gel, the more protection against cavities they will have now and long into the future,” said Nathan Jones, president of Xlear, Inc. “Our Spry Dental Defense System is designed to encourage daily use of xylitol products, from toothpaste to chewing gum. With the introduction of our tooth gel, parents now have a sweet and effective solution to help their babies and toddlers, who are just cutting teeth, to benefit from the unique qualities of xylitol.”

Xylitol-rich products enhance dental health by creating an unfriendly environment for cavity-causing bacteria. In a xylitol-rich environment, the bacteria lose their ability to stick to each other, as well as to the teeth. As a result, there is less dental plaque build-up on the teeth. Also, in the presence of xylitol, the bacteria cannot produce the usual amounts of acid, therefore decreasing the acidity of any dental plaque that may remain.

Xylitol-rich products, like those provided by Xlear, have been known to provide the following benefits:

•Help reduce the chance of cavities by up to 80 percent;

•Inhibit the ability of cavity-causing, plaque-forming bacteria to stick to teeth;

•Help reverse early cavity formation – remineralization;

•Help reduce gum tissue inflammation; and

•Help reduce ear infections by up to 40 percent.

In addition to the Infant Tooth Gel, Xlear, Inc.Â’s Spry Dental Defense System consists of Coolmint xylitol oral rinse, Coolmint xylitol toothpaste, and a variety of xylitol-rich mints and chewing gum. For more information on the Spry Infant Tooth Gel or Xlear, Inc.Â’s other xylitol-rich products, please visit www. xlearinc. com or call 1-877-599-5327.

About Xylitol

Xylitol is a white crystalline substance that looks and tastes like sugar, yet has 40 percent fewer calories than sugar and none of the negative tooth decay or insulin release effects of sugar – Xylitol’s glycemic index is 7. Classified as a carbohydrate, xylitol is found in many fruits and vegetables and for commercial use, is manufactured from Birch trees, cane bagasse and corn cobs/stalks. Xylitol is the subject of more than 1,500 research studies, is approved in the United States as a food additive in unlimited quantity for foods with special dietary purposes and is recognized by the World Health Organization as a safe and effective food additive. Because of its unique qualities, xylitol has many medical and dental applications and is safe for use by those with diabetes or hypoglycemia.

About Xlear, Inc.

Founded in 2000, Xlear, Inc. is recognized as the leading manufacturer of xylitol products, and the largest importer of xylitol in the United States. Xlear, Inc. is committed to providing consumers with the health benefits of xylitol by manufacturing all-natural, health-enhancing products based on the sweetener found in wood, fruits and vegetables. Xlear, Inc. offers Xlear®, a patented nasal wash; a complete line of dental health products under the brand SpryTM Dental Defense System; and XyloSweet TM, raw xylitol crystals used as a sugar substitute in cooking, baking and general consumption. Xlear, Inc. is a private company with headquarters in Orem, Utah.

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Monday, February 17, 2003

Gilbert Guide Teams Up with Medium Blue Search Engine Marketing to Promote Educational Resources on Senior Care Services

Gilbert Guide Teams Up with Medium Blue Search Engine Marketing to Promote Educational Resources on Senior Care Services

A Targeted SEO Campaign Will Ensure that the Gilbert Guide Website Sees an Increase in Both Leads and Traffic

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) January 15, 2009

Hoping to educate the public on finding first-rate senior care services as well as see an increase in more targeted, better quality traffic, Gilbert Guide has enlisted Medium Blue Search Engine Marketing for a comprehensive search engine optimization and online public relations campaign. With the signing of this newest client, Medium Blue will focus on driving more targeted traffic to the Gilbert Guide website, thereby increasing quality leads and the number of people that will use the comprehensive senior care services search tool.

"We looked to Medium Blue Search Engine Marketing because we knew that the SEO campaign would be a partnership from the start," said Jill Gilbert, President and CEO of Gilbert Guide. "We instantly realized that the search engine marketing company had our goals in mind when formulating the plan of attack, and we're eager to see the progress and ultimate outcome of our collaboration."

Gilbert Guide is the leading senior care website for caregivers, families, and friends of elderly individuals who are seeking solutions on in-home health care, nursing homes, or independent and assisted living facilities. With a unique combination of expert articles, practical tips and tools, and an extensive senior housing guide, Gilbert Guide helps families and friends make informed decisions about a variety of senior care services.

"We are pleased to be working with Gilbert Guide," said Scott Buresh, CEO of Medium Blue Search Engine Marketing. "The website provides an invaluable and important service, and we look forward to helping the company bring that service to a larger online audience." To learn more about Gilbert Guide or to search the senior care services database yourself, please visit GilbertGuide. com.

About Gilbert Guide

Gilbert Guide (http://www. gilbertguide. com) is the leading senior care website where consumers find practical solutions, expert information, and the most comprehensive senior housing guide and homecare directory for loved ones. The site's rich online resources written by industry experts give families and friends the tools necessary to make informed decisions about senior care options, including quality nursing homes (http://www. gilbertguide. com), assisted living facilities, and homecare providers. The company was founded on the concept that quality matters and maintains that its primary goal is to educate consumers on a breadth of senior care issues. For a comprehensive provider database, expert advice, and quality assessment tools that help consumers conduct their own "expert" evaluations of providers, please visit GilbertGuide. com.

About Medium Blue

Medium Blue Search Engine Marketing, an Atlanta search engine optimization (http://www. mediumblue. com/profile. html) company, was recently named the number one search engine optimization firm in the world by respected industry resource PromotionWorld. Medium Blue's services include search engine optimization (http://www. mediumblue. com/engine-optimization. html), website conversion (http://www. mediumblue. com/website-conversion. html), and online public relations (http://www. mediumblue. com/online-pr. html). The company's experts in these areas are recognized leaders in the search engine marketing industry and have been featured in numerous publications, including ZDNet, WebProNews, MarketingProfs, DarwinMag, SiteProNews, SEO Today, ISEDB. com, and Search Engine Guide, and contributed to Building Your Business with Google for Dummies (Wiley, 2004). Medium Blue services a national client base, including Boston Scientific, DS Waters, and TOTO USA. Visit MediumBlue. com to request a custom SEO guarantee based on your goals and your data.

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Navint Named to 2008 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle

Navint Named to 2008 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle

In acknowledgment of exceptional service and sales performance, Navint Consulting, LLC (Navint) has been named to the 2008 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle. The elite group recognizes outstanding partners whose sales achievement ranks them at the top echelon of the Microsoft Dynamics global network of value-added reselling partners. This recognition came during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2008 in Houston.

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) August 7, 2008

In acknowledgment of exceptional service and sales performance, Navint Consulting, LLC (Navint) has been named to the 2008 Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle.

The elite group recognizes outstanding partners whose sales achievement ranks them at the top echelon of the Microsoft Dynamics global network of value-added reselling partners. This recognition came during the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2008 in Houston.

"The Inner Circle achievement recognizes Navint's standing as a top partner for Microsoft Dynamics," said Doug Kennedy, vice president, Microsoft Dynamics Partners. "This award is a direct result of the positive relationships that Navint has developed with our customers as well as its commitment to delivering top-quality solutions."

Navint works closely with the teams at Microsoft, both on the national and local level, to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the Microsoft Dynamics platform. This knowledge, combined with a deep understanding of customers' business needs and expertise in business process transformation, enables Navint to help customers leverage the full value of their Microsoft investments and achieve the enhanced customer service, productivity and operational efficiency that promote growth and competitive advantage.

Navint is one of only a handful of Microsoft Gold-Certified and Dynamics partners that offer end-to-end delivery capabilities spanning strategy development, technology implementation and business process improvement. Navint provides professional services to more than 600 Microsoft Dynamics clients across the nation, and has over 70 seasoned Microsoft certified consultants possessing technical expertise and industry experience typically found only in large organizations.

"We are honored to be recognized by Microsoft in this way and proud to be among their premier partners," said Marty Glavin, managing partner of Navint. "Our appointment to the Microsoft Dynamics Inner Circle is confirmation of our hard work and commitment to the mid-market, as well as a testament to the loyal support of our clients, the dedication of our team and of our client-first focus."

About Navint Consulting, LLC:
Navint is a business management and information technology consulting firm that offers end-to-end industry-specific solutions encompassing strategy, technology, and process improvement. With over 150 mid-market and enterprise consultants, the company has helped more than 600 clients improve their financial management, manufacturing, warehousing, e-commerce, human resource management and customer relationship management. Navint's clients include small, medium and large organizations spanning markets that include manufacturing/distribution, professional services, entertainment/media/publishing, health care, and not-for-profits. As a Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner, Navint currently provides Microsoft Dynamics GP (formerly Great Plains), Dynamics SL (formerly Solomon) and Dynamics CRM products and professional services across the United States from offices in New England, New York and Southern California. For more information on Navint, visit http://www. navint. com (http://www. navint. com) or call 866-419-6868.

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Sunday, February 16, 2003

New CMMS Software from Eagle Technology Provides Tools to Help Maintenance Departments Lower Operating Costs, Control Maintenance Expenses, Increase Equipment Life and Improve Productivity

New CMMS Software from Eagle Technology Provides Tools to Help Maintenance Departments Lower Operating Costs, Control Maintenance Expenses, Increase Equipment Life and Improve Productivity

Eagle Technology, Inc., has introduced their ProTeus IV, the latest generation in CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Software Systems) and the most innovative and flexible CMMS software on the market.

Mequon, WI (PRWEB) December 13, 2004

Based on their highly successful ProTeus III line, ProTeus IV provides features, advantages and benefits not found in other products of this kind. Developed specifically for use in facilities (healthcare, government and educational institutions) and manufacturing (process plants) ProTeus IV provides bottom line improvements in maintenance efficiency and asset management.

Once in operation, ProTeus IV software will give maintenance departments the tools needed to lower operating costs, reduce downtime, control maintenance expenses, increase asset life, reduce stock outages, and improve productivity. This software integrates preventative maintenance scheduling, demand maintenance work order processing, inventory and equipment tracking.

At the heart of ProTeus IV is itÂ’s new Master Scheduler that takes maintenance work order scheduling to levels previously unattainable. With its Multi-Cycle Scheduling, end users receive: enhanced scheduling calendar, easier preventative maintenance (PM) scheduling functionality and simplified Resource Planning Management.

It allows a single master plan to be created for each asset that includes associated tasks at all desired intervals, including runtimes. Only the tasks applicable to the specific cycle will appear when the work order becomes active. Virtually any activation interval can be scheduled.

According to Eagle Technology President and founder, Harshad Shah, “There are a lot of schools, hospitals, institutions, plants and related facilities that are losing what amounts to millions of dollars each year due to poor maintenance and reliability practices. Fortunately, with a CMMS like ProTeus IV in place, these practices can be avoided by increasing the effectiveness of the maintenance department and improving equipment reliability.”

Shah continued, “Eagle was founded in 1987 to help companies stay competitive through state-of-the-art maintenance and reliability improvement processes. To show how important this can be, a 1% improvement in reliability can result in hundreds of thousands of annual savings. With over 18 years experience developing maintenance software, we know how important proper maintenance can be to the bottom line.”

Shah concluded, “ProTeus IV is based on our tried and proven ProTeus series with hundreds of applications, at work around the world. We develop our own programs, in-house, with improvements based on actual conditions that include; field-testing, laboratory trials and direct customer input. There may be other CMMS on the market, but with ProTeus IV and its ability that meet exact needs, an end user can truly count on Eagle as their single source supplier for all their CMMS needs.”

Eagle Technology offers optional models that greatly enhance the capability of ProTeus IV. These modules include: Alarm Interface, Barcoding, Mobile Interface, Audit Trail, ERP Data Exchange Interface, Microsoft Project™ Interface, Service Requests From Any Computer, Browser Based Service Requests, PDF Attach and View and Web Enablement for remote locations.

Eagle Technology uses SQL Server for industry leading database integrity that includes: robust and scalable, increased security, validation, corrupt data prevention and decreased possibility of duplicate records.

Founded in 1987, Eagle Technology was one of the first companies to offer computerized maintenance software. Over the years the company has built an international reputation for its ability to provide flexible, comprehensive software solutions based on state-of-the-art, leading edge technology.

About Eagle Technology, Inc.

As a recognized global leader in maintenance management, users range from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses where Eagle CMMS is successfully installed in such facilities as: Healthcare, Education, FDA-regulated and Governmental, as well as in Discrete & Process Manufacturing plants.

Eagle software gives maintenance departments the tools needed to lower operating costs, reduce downtime, control maintenance expenses, increase asset life, reduce stock outages, and improve productivity. This software integrates preventative maintenance scheduling, demand maintenance work order processing, inventory and equipment tracking.

Contact Information

For more information on ProTeus IV CMMS, contact: Heidi Schlinsog, Eagle Technology, Inc., 10500 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon, Wisconsin 53092. Phone numbers are: (800) 388-3268 or (262) 241-3845. Fax number is: (262) 241-5248. Website: www. eaglecmms. com.

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Friday, February 14, 2003

Growth Returns to Mature Magazine Markets

Growth Returns to Mature Magazine Markets

The annual book, FIPP/ZenithOptimedia World Magazine Trends 2004/2005, is out now. The only reference book of its kind, it includes data and trends on 72 magazine markets.

(PRWEB) October 22, 2004

Last year was a turning point for the world's mature magazine markets according to data and commentary available in this year's FIPP/ZenithOptimedia World Magazine Trends 2004/2005. Industry trends highlighted in this, the tenth edition of the magazine reference book — and the only source of its kind — clearly identifies that a recovery in global magazine advertising is underway.

Advertising Returns

The worldwide economic slump that has depressed media adspend since 2001 is coming to an end and magazine publishers have started to experience growth in most world markets. In some individual countries, including Russia, Thailand and Argentina, magazines are experiencing dramatic growth in adspend following precipitous declines in prior years.

North American magazines are now well into their second year of relatively strong recovery. Figures from this year's book shows expenditure on Canada's consumer magazine advertising grew 9% in 2003. Similarly, last year ad revenues for magazines in the US were up 6% in the consumer sector and 2% in the business-to-business titles.

Some key regions in Asia-Pacific also saw solid advertising growth in 2003, including China and India. However, there is a sharp divide between the performance of the developed and developing magazine markets in Asia, with developed markets like Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong experiencing little or no growth while developing markets like China and Thailand showing strong growth.

Adspend in most business-to-business (b2b) magazines continued to suffer as b2b advertisers shift spending from traditional print magazines to websites, exhibitions and alternative media such as search engines. Many b2b magazine companies are seeking to capture these revenues by diversifying into new media formats, thus becoming b2b media companies rather than just magazine publishers.

For many business-to-business publishers, websites are becoming a primary delivery device along with the traditional print product. Business publishers are using the internet to supply timely product information, industry news and vital industry data, which business users need and are often willing to pay for.

This year's book by the International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP) and ZenithOptimedia includes advertising expenditure forecasts to 2006.

Sales Trends

In most countries consumer magazine publishers get more revenue from copy sales than from advertising, although this isn’t the case in two of the biggest magazine markets — the US and Germany. In 2003 copy sales were steady or slightly lower than the previous year in most developed markets, while sales in most developing markets continued to grow, fuelled by rising incomes and increasing literacy rates.

But publishers continued to confront distribution problems such as lower sell-through at the news-stand (higher returns of unsold copies), inadequate shelf space for new or small circulation

Titles, and increasing postal rates for mailing subscription copies. These problems are driving up distribution costs, forcing many publishers to increase cover prices, which further depresses sales. Nonetheless, there are always individual “hot” titles in each country that continue to grow, despite these problems and overall trends.

Magazine publishers also deserve credit for the upturn in their business. Publishers have been very active in selling magazines to advertisers, both in their own right and as complements to other media. Some of the industries bigger associations, including Magazine Publishers of America, Magazine Publishers of Australia and the UK's Periodical Publishers Association, have commissioned a lot of research into how magazine advertising can drive the sales of products and services, how readers interact with magazines, and how magazines are regarded by opinion-formers.

The FIPP/ZenithOptimedia World Magazine Trends 2004/2005 handbook provides comprehensive analysis for 70 countries and includes international overviews, 'Top 50' magazine tables, advertising expenditure trends and forecasts, analysis of the business-to-business sector, customer publishing data for key countries, regional summaries, major titles listings, internet trends and much, much more.

Used by publishers, advertisers, marketers, journalists, analysts and students alike, this book is highly regarded as the most comprehensive resource for the international magazine industry. Subscribers to this publication are able to view individual country data online at www. fipp. com for no additional cost.

For more information visit www. fipp. com/publications (http://www. fipp. com/publications )

Background

In todayÂ’s international climate, where cross-border publishing is increasingly common, it is easy to forget just how quickly the world has shifted since FIPPÂ’s inauguration. Globalisation has strongly shaped how, where, and when publishers do business.

Magazines have become the most international of all traditional media. The power behind publishing brands has led to extensions being applied throughout the world. Global offices, licensing partnerships, and content syndication paradigms have emerged as standard magazine strategies with assured alacrity. The health and structure of the worldÂ’s regional markets are now of interest to everyone and industry forecasts are regularly analysed for tell-tale signs of future growth and development.

FIPP

The International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP), founded in 1925, works for the benefit of magazine and business-to-business publishers around the world. FIPPÂ’s mission is to promote nationally and internationally, the common editorial, cultural and economic interests of magazine publishers, both in print and electronic media. FIPP focuses its activities on freedom of the press, intellectual property, information provision, freedom to advertise, freedom of distribution and environmental protection.

Today, the membership of FIPP is made up of 42 national magazine associations and 135 publishing and associate companies. FIPP serves a global market with a total annual advertising revenue in the region of US $70 billion and approximately 110,000 titles, based on figures from FIPP/ZenithOptimedia World Magazine Trends 2004/2005.

Contact:

Arif Durrani

Editor

International Federation of the Periodical Press

T +44 (0)20 7404 4169

Email:arif@fipp. com

Www. fipp. com

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Thursday, February 13, 2003

Latest Version of Halogen e360™ 5.1 Open Announced

Latest Version of Halogen e360™ 5.1 Open Announced

Halogen Software, the leading provider of online employee performance appraisals, 360-degree feedback and survey software today announced the release of Halogen e360 5.1 Open, the latest version of their market-leading 360 feedback evaluation system for human resource professionals.

(PRWEB) December 7, 2003

OTTAWA, December 4th, 2003 — Halogen Software, the leading provider of online employee performance appraisals, 360-degree feedback and survey software today announced the release of Halogen e360 5.1 Open, the latest version of their market-leading 360 feedback evaluation system for human resource professionals. Halogen e360 is the complete web-based 360-degree feedback software solution, enabling organizations to build employee evaluations, collect and store responses, monitor evaluators’ progress and create instant, informative graphical reports.

New and enhanced product features include:

· New reporting tool with the ability to compare current and past 360-process results,

· New reporting enhancements allowing for optional inclusion of second scale results,

· New rater relationship import functionality,

· Enhanced evaluation navigation tools, and

· An enhanced status view providing the administrator with a comprehensive list of outstanding evaluations and evaluations scheduled for completion.

“Our clients are organizations who are committed to their human capital resources and who recognize the benefits of targeted career development,” says Halogen Software President Paul Loucks. “Our Halogen e360 solution allows organizations to quantify gains from their employee training and development in a cost-effective manner. Features in this latest release will further organizations’ rapid return on human capital investments”.

Halogen e360Â’s feature-rich capabilities simplify the human resource workflow for 360-degree feedback evaluations. The intuitive user interface enables non-technical individuals to create professional employee peer performance evaluations, monitor the status, and create easy to understand reports. Halogen e360 is a sophisticated web-based evaluation solution that delivers essential feedback on employee development.

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software provides web-based software solutions to dramatically improve HR and line manager productivity. Established in 1989 and headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, Halogen Software provides web-based appraisal, 360-degree feedback and survey software solutions, consulting and hosting services. Halogen eAppraisal is web-based employee performance appraisal software that automates the time-consuming employee appraisal process. Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare is their newest offering, built with industry-specific capabilities for healthcare organizations to simplify the task of performing appraisals and meeting accreditation criteria. Halogen e360 simplifies the administration of formal feedback procedures with straightforward ease-of-use and sophisticated reporting. Halogen eSurveyor is the market-leading e-survey solution that makes online surveys simple, fast and cost-effective. For more information on Halogen Software, please visit www. halogensoftware. com.

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For more information please contact:

Paul Loucks

President

Halogen Software Inc.

(613) 744-2254 ext. 225

Susun Weed in Uxbridge, ON, Following Day at Richters Herbs

Susun Weed in Uxbridge, ON, Following Day at Richters Herbs

Jocelyn Allen, founder of Beautiful Things & Bright Ideas, offering herbal classes at various locations in Ontario, is proud to be hosting renowned herbalist and author Susun Weed at her home in Uxbridge, ON, on June 21, 2004, Summer Solstice.

(PRWEB) June 1, 2004

Jocelyn Allen, founder of Beautiful Things & Bright Ideas, offering herbal classes at various locations in Ontario, is proud to be hosting renowned herbalist and author Susun Weed at her home in Uxbridge, ON, on June 21, 2004, Summer Solstice.

The full day will begin with a morning lecture on the “Six Steps of Healing.” The growing acceptance of "alternative" medicine can lead to confusion. There are so many options: from homeopathy to acupuncture, from reiki to rolfing, from surgery to salves, from nettles to belladonna. One wonders, “Are they safe? Are they effective?” The Six Steps of Healing can help you make sense of medicine. It's simple and easy. With Susun, you will consider the benefits of doing nothing, examine ways to collect information, delight in the shaman's playground, learn the differences between nourishing, tonifying, and stimulating, and talk about drugs, diagnosis, surgery and high-tech options. Whether your interest in health is new or well seasoned, this talk will help you get the most of what's available, with the least risk, and at the lowest cost.

Following this will be a potluck lunch, after which there will be an herb walk along the adjacent conservation trails. In the afternoon “Herbs for Women,” Susun will talk about all aspects of women's health, from menstruation to menopause, from infertility to too much fertility. Bring your questions and concerns -- hot flashes, headaches, cramps, fibroids, dysplasia, bladder infections, cysts, lumps, candida, fibromyalgia -- whatever bothers you. Susun will share an abundance of easy, effective, alternative approaches to try-- including herbs, foods, songs, stories, laughs, and some surprises.

To top it all off, SusunÂ’s afternoon talk will be followed by a potluck dinner and solstice fire ceremony.

The cost for the whole day is $100; pre-registration is required. To register or learn more, contact Jocelyn Allen at 905-642-1566, Jocelyn@jocelynallen. com; visit her website at www. jocelynallen. com.

Vibrant, passionate, and involved, Susun Weed has garnered an international reputation for her groundbreaking lectures, teachings, and writings on health and nutrition. She challenges conventional medical approaches with humor, insight, and her vast encyclopedic knowledge of herbal medicine. Unabashedly pro-woman, her animated and enthusiastic lectures are engaging and often profoundly provocative. Susun is one of America's best-known authorities on herbal medicine and natural approaches to women's health. Her four best-selling books are recommended by expert herbalists and well-known physicians and are used and cherished by millions of women around the world. Learn more at www. susunweed. com or contact the Wise Woman Center at PO Box 64, Woodstock, NY 12498.

Monday, February 10, 2003

TAPCO Credit Union Goes Mobile

TAPCO Credit Union Goes Mobile

Wireless banking now available at TAPCO via www. tapcocu. org

Tacoma, WA (PRWEB) February 26, 2008

Aware that 25 to 34-year-old consumers prefer a convenient, wireless lifestyle, TAPCO Credit Union, www. tapcocu. org, of Tacoma, Washington has introduced mobile banking. This means that TAPCO members can now virtually - with complete safety and security - do their online banking in Pierce County, or anywhere else in Washington state or the world in the palm of their hand with the mere touch of a finger.

"With our new mobile banking, our valued members can securely view their account balances, transfer funds, and electronically pay their bills," said TAPCO CEO John Bechtholt. "TAPCO continues with its rich tradition of progressive innovations by offering this service to our members using a Web-enabled mobile phone, PDA or other mobile device - if they have an online banking account at www. tapcocu. org]."

Computer savvy consumers will rest assured in knowing TAPCO has taken every mobile banking precaution, including multi-factor authentication, member selected passwords, deactivation in the event of a mobile device theft or loss, encryption of locally stored data, and secure socket layer connection.

Complete, exciting details are available at www. tapcocu. org or at any one of TAPCO's six convenient branch locations. TAPCO's main telephone number: (253) 565-9895.

TAPCO has repeatedly been honored as one of the nation's top credit unions in financial stability. TAPCO Credit Union's ''5-Star Superior rating'' - the highest award for healthy credit unions - was presented by the authoritative firm, BauerFinancial, Inc.

"This means residents of Tacoma and throughout Pierce County can join TAPCO as new members with full confidence regarding their finances," said Bechtholt. "TAPCO is proud to offer affordable loan programs and other valuable financial services in addition to online and mobile banking.

"Since 1934, our valued members have responded favorably to our commitment of excellent service," added Bechtholt. He says TAPCO's employees work hard to live up to the TAPCO slogan: Join and Prosper.

Award-winning TAPCO has a rich history of serving the community. It has repeatedly been named recipient of the ''Dora Maxwell Award for Social Responsibility.'' Ms. Maxwell is well-regarded for her efforts to help the needy in the nation's early credit union movement.

TAPCO has also been instrumental in helping other important causes, such as Tacoma/Pierce County Crime Stoppers, www. i91.ctc. edu/crimestoppers (http://www. i91.ctc. edu/crimestoppers), and the Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy, www. t-pcc. org. TAPCO is also a proud supporter of "Biz Kid$", which is a financial-literacy education program for youngsters on PBS station, KTBC, www. kbtc. org.

Why Join a Credit Union?

Credit unions are member-owned cooperative financial institutions. Credit unions are not - for-profit organizations existing only to serve their members. This enables them to pay favorable rates on savings accounts and charge competitively priced low interest on loans.

Why Join TAPCO?

TAPCO Credit Union has a long and rich history in Pierce County. Founded in 1934 by nine City of Tacoma employees, TAPCO has grown to over 24,000 members. Anyone who lives or works in Pierce County is eligible for membership, and each member has a voice in how TAPCO operates. Member participation keeps TAPCO focused on the founding members' vision of "People Helping People."

How Does TAPCO Operate?

While maintaining a professional staff to run daily operations, TAPCO is governed by a Board of Directors that establishes and reviews policy. The Directors are TAPCO members who are elected by the membership and serve without pay. Every member has one vote, regardless of how much he or she has on deposit. At TAPCO, there is no select group of shareholders that profits more than anyone else. All members profit, individually and collectively.

TAPCO is a state-chartered credit union, organized under strict regulatory laws that are monitored and enforced by the National Credit Union Administration, an agency of the U. S. Government. The NCUA insures each member account for $100,000 which means that your money is safe with TAPCO.

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Sunday, February 9, 2003

The century old tradition of surgically desexing women

The century old tradition of surgically desexing women.

The Conference about the alternatives to and consequences of the surgery and the Play about the medical, social, economic and political issues surrounding hysterectomy.

(PRWEB) November 25, 2003

For Immediate Release

Contact: Nora W. Coffey

    610/667-7757

The century old tradition of surgically desexing women:

Hysterectomy: The Conference And The Play

 Approximately twenty million living American women over the age of 15 have been hysterectomized. The medical consequences of the surgery range widely from neurological damage to loss of physical sexual sensation, from urinary incontinence to dislocation of pelvic organs. The impact of these and other sequelae is permanent – lasting throughout these womenÂ’s lives.

 According to Nora W. Coffey, president of the HERS Foundation, "Most women are not warned that hysterectomy disassembles their anatomical and physiological integrity. Nor are they told about the damage caused to their nerves, blood vessels, bladder, bowel, vagina, and other internal structures and tissues. They will learn of these only after the fact.

 The HERS Foundation will address these and other issues, including alternatives to hysterectomy; unconsented hysterectomy; the sexual, social and financial consequences; and overall quality of life following the operation at the HERS Twenty-Third Hysterectomy Conference on February 7 and 8 in New York.

 On Saturday, February 7, a day-long conference will feature medical and legal experts, a panel of women who have been hysterectomized and a round table discussion among the participants and audience members. Topics will include "Common Gynecological Conditions and Their Treatment", "The Female Pelvis", "What Women Report After Hysterectomy", and "Medical Malpractice." Sybil Shainwald, a New York attorney and womenÂ’s health advocate will be the keynote speaker.

 On Sunday, February 8, HERS moves from a hotel conference site to a mid-town theater for a performance of Rick SchweikertÂ’s "un becoming", a play with hysterectomy entangled in the lives of eight people who are variously: sexual, sexy, or not, in love or in lust, or not, and whose complex needs and desires are ultimately fulfilled – or not.

For further information contact:

Nora W. Coffey

HERS Foundation (610) 667-7757 www. hersfoundation. org

Saturday, February 8, 2003

The Transverse Myelitis Association Providing 10 Years of Service to its Members

The Transverse Myelitis Association Providing 10 Years of Service to its Members

The Transverse Myelitis Association is recognizing ten years of service to its members. The was Association was established in 1994 to facilitate support and networking opportunities amongst families; to provide educational information; and to advocate for and support research and innovative treatment efforts. Transverse Myelitis is a rare neuroimmunologic disorder of the central nervous system.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) August 17, 2004

The Transverse Myelitis Association is recognizing ten years of service to its members. Transverse Myelitis is a rare neurological disorder that is part of a spectrum of neuroimmunologic diseases of the central nervous system. Other disorders in this spectrum include, Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Optic Neuritis, and Neuromyelitis Optica (Devic's disease). The membership of The Transverse Myelitis Association includes persons with all of these disorders, their family members and caregivers and the medical professionals who treat people with these disorders. The Transverse Myelitis Association is a non-profit and international organization started in 1994 by family members and persons with the Transverse Myelitis diagnosis. The TMA is an organization dedicated to advocacy for those who have these rare neuroimmunologic diseases.

There is tremendous variability in the presentation of TM symptoms, which are based on the level of the spinal cord affected, and the severity of the damage to the myelin and neurons in the spinal cord. The symptoms of TM include muscle weakness, paralysis, parasthesias or uncomfortable nerve sensations, neuropathic pain, spasticity, fatigue, depression, and bowel, bladder and sexual dysfunction. TM can be acute or slow developing. TM may occur in isolation or in the setting of another illness. When it occurs without apparent underlying cause, it is referred to as idiopathic. Idiopathic TM is assumed to be a result of abnormal activation of the immune system against the spinal cord. TM often develops in the setting of viral and bacterial infections.

The age of onset of this condition can be from infancy to older adult (5 months to 80 years). The peak ages for a TM diagnosis appear to be between 10 to 19 years and after 40 years of age. Both males and females seem to be equally diagnosed. It is a rare disorder with an incidence of between 1 and 8 new cases per million people per year.

The Transverse Myelitis Association facilitates support and networking opportunities amongst families; provides educational information; functions as a clearinghouse for articles and research literature; and investigates, advocates for and supports research and innovative treatment efforts.

Dr. Siegel is a resident of Columbus, Ohio and the President of The Transverse Myelitis Association. His wife, Pauline, contracted TM in 1994; she was totally paralyzed from the waist down from an inflammatory attack to her spinal cord. Pauline experienced a moderate recovery from her TM symptoms after years of rehabilitation. She is a second grade teacher in the Worthington School District.

According to Dr. Siegel, “When Pauline got TM, we had never heard of it. There was very little published about it in the medical literature, so we weren’t able to learn much about it. Even the physicians who were treating Pauline seemed very confused about the cause of her illness and her prognosis. We got involved in order to help people avoid the same frightening and isolating experience that we went through.”

The TMA has more than 5000 members from every state in the United States and from more than 80 countries around the world. The TMA publishes a newsletter for members twice a year, which contains articles by physicians and health care providers. There are also articles written by people with the rare neuroimmunologic disorders. A membership directory is published and distributed annually. The TMA assists in the development of local support groups and is involved in various fund-raising efforts, such as Reading for Rachel, to raise awareness and funds for research. The TMA supports and conducts symposiums and workshops involving both professionals and patients for the exchange of information regarding research and treatment strategies for persons with the rare neuroimmunologic disorders of the central nervous system.

For more information about TM and the TMA, please call Sanford J. Siegel at (614)766-1806 or visit the TMA website at www. myelitis. org.

Contact: Sanford J. Siegel, Ph. D.

(614)766-1806

Ssiegel@myelitis. org

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Friday, February 7, 2003

Bethesda, Maryland-Based Lifematters Earns SeniorChecked Approval

Bethesda, Maryland-Based Lifematters Earns SeniorChecked Approval

SeniorChecked Approval has been awarded to healthcare company, Lifematters of Bethesda, MD and 50 of their employees after voluntarily submitting to the review and verification process as required by SeniorChecked.

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 14, 2008

SeniorChecked Approval has been awarded to healthcare company, Lifematters of Bethesda, MD and 50 of their employees after voluntarily submitting to the review and verification process as required by SeniorChecked.

"We are pleased to be a part of the SeniorChecked network," said Scott Thompson, President and CEO of Lifematters. "Being included on the SeniorChecked directory validates our workforce, gives our company an added credential and identifies us as someone a senior can trust."

"Lifematters made a commitment to seniors and their families by having 50 of their in-home employees SeniorChecked," said Mark Hansan, President and CEO of Silver Nation, LLC, parent company of SeniorChecked. "It is imperative that we recognize the rising trend of crimes committed against seniors and act accordingly. We must act on a local, grassroots level to put a stop to this activity. Lifematters is a leader in this effort."

SeniorChecked patent-pending technology has been developed to review and verify a company's legitimacy, to identify if there is a criminal background of the company and its employees and history of lawsuits, to assure insurance and criminal bonding coverage and appropriate licensing and to evaluate customer satisfaction. The process was developed to help prevent fraud, abuse, and exploitation of senior citizens.

Lifematters will be listed in the online SeniorChecked consumer directory www. seniorchecked. com as well as be available through SeniorChecked's toll free phone (1-866-650-7226).

About Silver Nation, LLC
Silver Nation, LLC is dedicated to developing technology solutions to serve and protect our nation's senior citizens and to assist them in living independently, safely and without fear. A privately held company that believes "silver" is the new "green," Silver Nation is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Thursday, February 6, 2003

Walk Across America Makes Use of Social Media to Raise Awareness and Promote Suicide Prevention

Walk Across America Makes Use of Social Media to Raise Awareness and Promote Suicide Prevention

The Lee Eric Drake Foundation (http://www. LeeEricDrake. com) is leveraging the power of Twitter, WordPress, YouTube and other social media outlets to chronicle a foot journey across the United States. The coast-to-coast walkabout is designed to raise people’s awareness of the tragedy that often results from depression.

Franklin, KY (Vocus) January 13, 2010

Still reeling from the suicide of a lifelong companion nearly 5 years ago, Lee Eric Drake Foundation board members announced plans to invite the online community along on the Foundation’s first awareness-raising event. Scheduled to begin on February 3rd, the goal of the 2,900 mile Walk Across America (http://walkacrossamerica. us. com) is threefold: To raise awareness of the Foundation and its mission; to meet people directly or indirectly affected by depression and/or suicide; and to extend a helping hand to others in need.

In an era when most people leverage the power of YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets to launch their careers, make friends and spread the latest gossip, the Foundation’s board is counting on the viral nature of social media to reach out about suicide awareness (http://www. leeericdrake. com) and perhaps, save lives.

Friends were stunned by the unexpected suicide of Lee Eric Drake, a 24-year-old Kentucky farm boy, Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity member, and graduate of Western Kentucky University. “Eric had everything going for him,” according to lifelong friend and Foundation member Kelly Bush (http://www. twitter. com/kellywbush). “He wrote upbeat poetry, was always there to help friends or strangers, and never gave us any outward sign that he was spiraling downward towards the depths of depression,” Mr. Bush added.

If a group as close to Eric as Foundation members were could miss the warning signs, anyone could. That’s why the effort to raise awareness via the Walk Across America is so important.

“A lot of people have walked across America but no one I know has documented the journey in real time. By making use of available technology, people will be able to see what's going on day-by-day and even minute-by-minute rather than hearing about my journey after I walk past their town,” Mr. Bush went on to say. “As I near their town, I hope people will come out to meet me and share their stories of how depression and suicide have affected their lives,” added Bush.

Mr. Bush will take the first of his many steps in Los Angeles and continue eastward until he reaches Times Square in New York City several months later. Along the way he’ll record his progress, his observations and his interactions, and post all of it online for the entire world to see.

Walk Across America is the first of several LED fund - and awareness-raising events taking place throughout 2010. The Foundation’s new Records for Awareness campaign include plans to increase attention to these events by associating each with an attempt to break a Guinness World Record.

As the Foundation launches each new event, they plan to partner with other charitable organizations that reach out to potential depression victims. The Foundation chose The Wounded Warrior Project as one of their partners for this event because returning veterans are at high risk for depression and suicide from post traumatic stress disorder as well as the complexities of returning to civilian life after being exposed to the stresses of war. Of the more than 33,000 suicides in this country each year, 20% of them are acts by veterans.

To learn more about Lee Eric Drake and the foundation created to carry on Eric’s legacy, visit http://www. LeeEricDrake. com (http://www. LeeEricDrake. com).

About the Lee Eric Drake Foundation

Created as a way to honor the memory of a truly remarkable individual, the non-profit Lee Eric Drake Foundation’s focus is on raising awareness, and raising money for graduate scholarships designed to encourage post-graduate studies in the mental health field. In just the past year, generous donations have helped the Foundation award four scholarships.

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Swisslog’s Newest Mobile Robot Designed for Hospital-Wide Materials Transport

Swisslog’s Newest Mobile Robot Designed for Hospital-Wide Materials Transport

RoboCourier is ideally suited for multi-floor, hospital-wide automated materials transport

Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 12, 2010

Swisslog, a leading provider of automated materials transport and pharmacy automation solutions for hospitals, today announced the release of its second autonomous mobile robot (AMR): RoboCourier.

RoboCourier, which weighs 100 pounds and stands just three feet tall, features an elevator interface and a lockable stainless steel container, making it ideally suited for multi-floor, hospital-wide materials transport. Swisslog’s first AMR, SpeciMinder, does not have these features and is designed exclusively for materials transport tasks within a one-floor, secure hospital laboratory.

Both RoboCourier and SpeciMinder are available in North America only.

Autonomous mobile robots are a natural extension of Swisslog’s Automated Materials Transport Systems (AMTS) product family. The AMTS product portfolio consists of a pneumatic tube system for rapid on-demand transport of light loads throughout a hospital and an automated guided vehicle system for scheduled transport of heavy bulk loads. RoboCourier and SpeciMinder provide either on-demand or scheduled transport of batch loads weighing up to 50 pounds, thereby filling the void between the other AMTS products.

Swisslog’s AMRs are highly-maneuverable, capable of passing through congested hallways and door openings as narrow as 27 inches. Their small footprint allows them to turn on their own axis. The robots, which move at normal walking speed, feature easy-to-use and flexible route generation technology and a laser-guided collision avoidance system. No facility modification is required for either robot.

RoboCourier is designed for INTER-departmental materials transport. It can interface with automatic doors and elevators. This capability allows RoboCourier to navigate multiple floors within a hospital, meaning it can transport materials from one department to another. In addition, RoboCourier features a card-swipe protected lockable container, meaning it can securely transport valuable or sensitive items, such as pharmaceutical drugs.

RoboCourier is available for purchase or lease.

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is the leading supplier of logistics automation solutions for healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed automated materials transport and pharmacy automation systems in more than 3,000 hospitals around the world, including more than 2,000 in North America. Swisslog offers total systems design, manufacturing, installation and customer support providing a complete supply chain management approach to the logistics challenges of hospitals. The North American division of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is based in Denver, CO.

About Swisslog

Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals.

Swisslog’s solutions optimize customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries rely on.

Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2,000 staff in about 20 countries worldwide. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG. S). For more information, visit www. swisslog. com.

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Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Shih Tzu Are Mood Elevators; Reserve Your Shih Tzu Today From Stain Glass Shih Tzu, and Lift Your Mood with Their Playful Antics and Joyous Sense of Being

Shih Tzu Are Mood Elevators; Reserve Your Shih Tzu Today From Stain Glass Shih Tzu, and Lift Your Mood with Their Playful Antics and Joyous Sense of Being

Stain Glass Shih Tzu produces high quality Shih Tzu puppies bred from top champion bloodlines. Our goal is to help you create a lifestyle of joy and peace, long, healthy lives and a radiant outer appearance. To accomplish this, we provide you with healthy, loving Shih Tzu pet companions, links and resources to some of the best products and home business opportunities in the pet product, health and wellness, personal care and weight management industries (HealthyPetNet, ZoneNet, and Arbonne International).

(PRWEB) August 25, 2005

The name of my website, Stain Glass Shih Tzu, orginated from my love for stained glass windows in beautiful churches and my love for the shih tzu breed. Putting those two loves together, I came up with "Stain Glass Shih Tzu." I believe the shih tzu to be a special gift to me and others from God. I love sharing this gift with others through my breeding program.

The Chinese called the shih tzu "Lion Dogs," and felt they had special connections in spiritual worship. I believe this could be true, as I have experienced "healing" of mood swings and depressions since owning shih tzu. I believe they are a breed given to us for our comfort, amusement and to help us out of sad times or depressions. Some breeds are used solely for hunting, or herding. The Shih Tzu Breed, I believe, is for the healing of our emotions and the uplifting of our souls from inner turmoil and depressions. Of course, we must also add other therapies and modes of treatments to reap the full benefit toward recovering from emotional disturbances/depressions, and accomplishing a lifestyle of continual inner peace, joy and good health.

I am a home breeder. I do not sell to pet shops, to puppy mills or brokers. All my puppies feel like my "grandchildren," and are handled daily. My job with the shih tzu is continuous, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are a family at Stain Glass Shih Tzu. I put much more money in raising my shih tzu to share with others than I get back in return.

In my search for the best of nutrition for my shih tzu, I discovered HealthyPetNet Life's Abundance Dog Food and Treats. I highly recommend these products to customers and send my puppies home on the products. I am an Independent Field Rep for HealthyPetNet and can introduce you to this extraordinary home business opportunity for pet lovers and pet professionals.

As for my own physical health, I am always searching for ways to improve. I need to have lots of energy to raise the puppies and to take care of my own adults, etc. I use the ZoneNet Products and offer to you an education about the products and the home business opportunity associated with ZoneNet. I am an Independent Field Rep for ZoneNet. For outer beauty, I recommend and use products sold by Arbonne International. I am an Independent Consultant for Arbonne and will guide you through this home business opportunity as well.

All things combined, I believe is what helps me through my daily life. I hope to share these things with others.

I publish a weekly newsletter with news about us at Stain Glass Shih Tzu and the lifestyle we enjoy as our own recipe for good health, peace and happiness.

We invite you to become a part of our community at Stain Glass Shih Tzu. Reserve your shih tzu puppy from our Available Puppies page, or e-mail me of a preferred puppy from future litters. Subscribe to our newsletter and browse through our home business opportunities. We would love to have you join us and learn about this fascinating, joyous little creature called The Shih Tzu, as well as join us in our business opportunities and the products they offer us for good health, personal care and weight management.

Website address: http://www. stainglassshihtzu. citymax. com (http://www. stainglassshihtzu. citymax. com)

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Mxi Technologies Recognized in Prestigious Branham Group Listing as one of Canada’s Top 25 Software Companies

Mxi Technologies Recognized in Prestigious Branham Group Listing as one of Canada’s Top 25 Software Companies

Aviation maintenance software provider also named to complementary listing of Canada’s top 250 technology companies

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) April 6, 2010

Mxi Technologies, the leader in aviation maintenance management software, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as one of Canada’s “Top 25 Software Companies”. For the past seventeen years, the list, published annually by the Branham Group, has highlighted the top software companies operating in Canada. The 2010 listings mark a milestone for Mxi as well, as we celebrate our tenth time being named to the list of the “Top 250 Canadian Technology Companies”.

“Recognition of this form is especially important as it further supports our commitment to building a world-class organization,” said Les Hine, President and CEO of Mxi Technologies. “As the leading software provider in the aviation maintenance industry, we are honored to be in the company of the other noted and accomplished organizations.”

Despite challenging market conditions in 2009, Mxi Technologies realized a three-year compounded growth rate of over 40 per cent and a nine per cent increase over 2008 revenues.

The Branham300 listing is available online at www. branham300.com, as well as published annually in the April/May issue of Backbone Magazine, which will be distributed nationally through the Globe and Mail on April 7th, 2010.

About Branham Group Inc.
Branham Group is a leading industry analyst and strategic consulting firm servicing the global information technology marketplace. Branham Group assists information technology companies and related institutions in achieving market success through its custom consulting services (Planning, Marketing and Partnering), and through its multi-client research subscription programs (eHealth, Outsourcing, Green IT and Wireless). Branham also produces an annual listing of the top information technology companies in Canada (www. branham300.com), tracks the Canadian Outsourcing industry (www. branhamoutsourcing. com) and monitors over 450 eHealth vendors. For more information regarding Branham Group, please visit www. branhamgroup. com.

About Mxi Technologies
Mxi Technologies provides integrated, intelligent aviation maintenance management software, bringing innovation and thought leadership to aviation organizations seeking to improve their labor productivity. The Mxi Maintenix® software uses a modern architecture and provides advanced capabilities such as a role-based Web browser interface, automated workflow, integration adapters, electronic signatures, and support for portable wireless devices. In addition to supplying Maintenix, Mxi provides a full range of services including Maintenix implementation, business consulting, systems integration, training, and support. For more information, please visit www. mxi. com.

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