Thursday, July 31, 2003

Publishers should look to younger markets for substantial sales growth in 2003 FIPP/Zenith Optimedia World Magazine Trends 2002/2003

Publishers should look to younger markets for substantial sales growth in 2003 FIPP/Zenith Optimedia World Magazine Trends 2002/2003

Magazine publishers should look to developing Asian economies such as China and South Korea for substantial sales growth over the next 12 months, according to figures from the FIPP/Zenith Optimedia World Magazine Trends 2002/2003. As traditional markets continue to stagnate, ChinaÂ’s role in the global magazine sector has grown substantially, it is now home to three of the top 10 global general interest magazines.

(PRWEB) October 2, 2002

Magazine publishers should look to developing Asian economies such as China and South Korea for substantial sales growth over the next 12 months, according to figures from the FIPP/Zenith Optimedia World Magazine Trends 2002/2003. As traditional markets continue to stagnate, ChinaÂ’s role in the global magazine sector has grown substantially, it is now home to three of the top 10 global general interest magazines.

The revised edition of the FIPP/Zenith Optimedia World Magazine Trends 2002/2003 book published by the International Federation of the Periodical Press (FIPP), shows that worldwide magazine advertising has slipped back to 1998-9 levels, those experienced prior to the technology boom and the peak of the international magazine markets. However, circulation revenues - which still make up the bulk of revenue in most major markets except the US, Germany and Italy - were mostly stable in 2001, meaning countries which rely less heavily on advertising escaped the worst of the depressed conditions.

The only data source of its type also indicates that, despite the adverse conditions, some magazine markets managed to increase their share of ad markets in 2001. Magazines in Finland experienced a drop of 1.1%, but in a market where total media adspend fell 5.3%, this translates into a healthy 1.2% increase in their share of the national ad market. Spain saw its media adspend drop by 5.8%, although magazines escaped with only a 0.5% fall, and so increased their share of the ad market from 13.1% in 2000 to 13.8% in 2001.

Though comparatively small, the Russian market also saw magazine advertising revenues increase by an estimated 60% from $100million to $160million in 2001. The $24bn US magazine market has been hardest hit by the advertising slowdown in 2001. Last year publishers faced advertising losses of 10% for consumer titles and 22% for business publications. It is estimated that ad spend for consumer magazines fell from $17.7billion to $15.9billion, while advertising in business titles fell from $10.8billion to $8.4billion.

The FIPP/Zenith World Magazine Trends 2002/2003 handbook provides comprehensive analysis for 72 countries and includes international overviews and advertising expenditure forecasts by Zenith Optimedia, an extended analysis of the business to business sector, customer publishing data for key countries, text summaries, major titles listings and internet trends.

Used by publishers, advertisers, analysts and students alike, this book is highly regarded as the most comprehensive resource for the international magazine industry of its type. Subscribers to this publication are able to view individual country data online at ww. magazineworld. org for no additional cost.

EDITOR'S NOTES:

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 protectionÂ….pto

 Today, the membership of FIPP consists of more than 42 national magazine associations and 130 publishing and associate companies in direct membership. FIPP serves a global market with a total annual advertising expenditure revenue in the region of US$50 billion and approximately 100,000 titles based on figures from FIPP/Zenith World Magazine Trends 2002/2003.

For further information and access to sample pages/press copies of FIPP/Zenith Optimedia World Magazine Trends 2002/2003 please contact:

Arif Durrani

Communications Manager

International Federation of the Periodical Press

T +44 (0)20 7404 4169

Email:arif@fipp. com

Www. magazineworld. org

Bulk TV & Internet Awarded 2008 DIRECTV Commercial FTG Dealer of the Year

Bulk TV & Internet Awarded 2008 DIRECTV Commercial FTG Dealer of the Year

Bulk TV & Internet has been chosen as 2008 DIRECTV Commercial FTG Dealer of the Year.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 5, 2009

Bulk TV & Internet has been chosen as 2008 DIRECTV Commercial FTG Dealer of the Year. The award recognizes the top dealer who excelled in customer service and new free-to-guest television programming activations during 2008.

"Bulk TV has a passion and commitment to the Hotel segment of DIRECTV," said Marc Ginsberg, vice president, Commercial Business. "They are determined to provide the highest quality product and service. This award was well deserved in recognition for a year of outstanding achievement." Bulk TV received the award at DIRECTV’s Annual Revolution Dealer Conference in Dallas.

Since the company began in 2004, Bulk TV has quickly become a leading provider of DIRECTV free-to-guest television programming services designed to meet the unique needs of hospitality, healthcare, student housing and multi-dwelling unit properties. Bulk TV provides service to 60,000 rooms in all 50 states.
 
“Being recognized by DIRECTV as their 2008 FTG Dealer of the Year is truly an honor,” said Dave O’Connell, Bulk TV’s President. “We could not have achieved such success without the efforts and dedication of each and every Bulk TV employee. Our teams strive to provide extensive education to potential clients, technical knowledge second-to-none, unparalleled customer service and superior marketing. Our achievements are also a direct reflection of the exceptional support we receive from DIRECTV’s commercial personnel.”

Bulk TV not only provides DIRECTV’s satellite TV programming services, but also digital satellite TV systems, high-speed internet access services and managed data network services. For more information, please visit www. bulktv. com.

About Bulk TV & Internet

Bulk TV & Internet is a leading provider of DIRECTV services designed to meet the unique needs of student housing, hospitality, healthcare and multi-dwelling unit properties. Bulk TV and Internet serves more than 60,000 units nationwide including Television Programming Services, Digital Satellite TV Systems, High Speed Internet Access Services and Managed Data Network Services.  For more information, please visit www. bulktv. com.

About DIRECTV, Inc.
DIRECTV, Inc. (NASDAQ:DTV), the nation's leading satellite television service provider, presents the finest television experience available to more than 18 million customers in the United States and is leading the HD revolution with more than 130 HD channels. Each day, DIRECTV subscribers enjoy access to over 265 channels of 100% digital picture and sound, exclusive programming, industry-leading customer satisfaction (which has surpassed national cable companies for eight years running) and superior technologies that include advanced DVR and HD-DVR services and the most state-of-the-art interactive sports packages available anywhere. For the most up-to-date information on DIRECTV, please visit www. directv. com.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2003

University Students and Soyfee Team up to Fight Caffeine Addiction

University Students and Soyfee Team up to Fight Caffeine Addiction

Education is the key to curb the risk of caffeine intoxication & dependency.

(PRWEB) January 3, 2005

New York, NY – January 3, 2004 – Students of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and students at Quinnipac University in Connecticut are helping spread the word about the dangers of caffeine dependency. Soyfee, a popular coffee replacement, is sponsoring National Caffeine Awareness Month, an annual event held in March.

"We are very grateful for the insightful information provided by the students" says Marina Kushner, President of Soyfee, and Founder of the Caffeine Awareness Alliance, a non-profit organization. "The research the students conducted revealed how widespread the use of this drug is on college campus. Focus groups conducted by the students found concern about the health risk" said Ms. Kushner

"We hope to educate students in making informed choices since they are most prone to abusing caffeine" said Kushner. Her organization will be releasing several public service announcements nationwide to reach a much broader audience. Several Governors and Mayors are expected to sign proclamations for National Caffeine Awareness Month in 2005.

About Soyfee

Soyfee, located in Brooklyn, NY, is committed to improving lives through education and scientific-based research on the health benefits of soy. Soyfee’s products include its naturally flavored, caffeine-free soy coffees. Just a large cup of soyfee soy coffee can provide an excellent source of soy protein recommended by doctors. Kushner’s new book "Life Without Caffeine – How Eliminating Caffeine Can Save Your Life" is called "A wake-up call about caffeine" and "full of interesting factoids" by Kirkus Discoveries. Her organization’s website (www. CaffeineAwareness. org) serves as an educational resource for consumers, media and the medical community.

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Bluewater Septic Cleans Up Septic Services for Commercial and Residential Customers of South Eastern Massachusetts

Bluewater Septic Cleans Up Septic Services for Commercial and Residential Customers of South Eastern Massachusetts

Bluewater Septic announces the creation of a new website, bwseptic. com, to advance awareness of its full suite of products and services. bwseptic. com offers one-stop-shopping for home and business owners looking for affordable eco-friendly solutions to their septic needs.

Pembroke, MA (PRWEB) August 15, 2007

Most home and business owners would be happy to think of things other than septic waste management. The trouble is there are so many reasons why home and business owners must think about their septic waste needs; many which can become all too apparent. For example: when malodorous sludge bubbles up in the middle of your lawn and no one answers the phone at your septic company. This is exactly what happened to Tom McMahon, and got him thinking about smart septic solutions. McMahon's eco-friendly, customer-service-focused vision resulted in the creation of Bluewater Septic.

Bluewater Septic announces the creation of a new website, bwseptic. com, to advance awareness of its full suite of products and services. bwseptic. com offers one-stop-shopping for home and business owners looking for affordable eco-friendly solutions to their septic needs. The new bwseptic. com website has a simple, clean look, and provides easy navigation throughout. On the 'Environment' page, Bluewater Septic states its commitment to the environment and offers tips for water conservation and maintaining a healthy septic system (http://www. bwseptic. com/). In addition, Bluewater Septic introduces the Bluewater recycler truck which filters harmful solids and returns water with natural bacteria into a customer's septic system. Bluewater Septic remains the only company in Massachusetts to offer septic recycling technology.

The POWER PAC (http://www. bwseptic. com/product. php) is Bluewater Septic's solution for septic tank health. It is a simple pouch of specialized bacterial grain which is flushed down the toilet once per month to prevent solid build up and restore and revive unbalanced systems. The key to the POWER PAC's eco-friendly solution is a laboratory-enhanced, USDA-Approved, bacterial formula which counters the effect that harsh chemical detergents have on bacterial populations that are needed for healthy septic environments. The POWER PAC has the added benefit of reducing odor and is especially effective in reviving the septic systems of seasonal homes which are dormant for long periods of time. Adhering to Bluewater Septic's belief in extending value through fair pricing, a one year supply of The POWER PAC costs about five dollars a month.

In addition to Bluewater Septic's commitment to environmentally safe products and practices, Bluewater believes in 24/7 availability. Whether you're the home owner whose lawn is being overtaken by your septic tank, or the business owner experiencing a code-red septic waste management emergency, Bluewater Septic can be called upon at any time to send a service professional to address to the problem.

Bluewater Septic goes to market as a total eco-friendly solution for every septic need. With customer service unmatched in the industry, Bluewater Septic provides everything from new system installations to septic tank servicing, maintenance, and inspection. Bluewater Septic's new website, makes it easier than ever for residents and business owners of South Eastern Massachusetts to access services, and ultimately to spend less time worrying about your septic tank.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2003

A Daily Dose Of Humor Pills Cures What Ails You

A Daily Dose Of Humor Pills Cures What Ails You

Friendly, Fun, and Highly Informative. "ASK YOUR PHARMACIST - A Leading Pharmacist Answers Your Most Common Health Questions" Covers 250+ Top Health and Wellness Topics

(PRWEB) July 26, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

A Dose of HUMOR PILLS to Tackle the Top 250 Health Concerns

The feisty, funny Drug Lady answers the most frequently asked health questions (as well as those we’re often too embarrassed to ask in public) in Ask Your Pharmacist – A Leading Pharmacist Answers Your Most Frequently Asked Questions (St. Martins Press, NY). From print and Internet media, pharmacist Lisa Chavis’s friendly and humorous style of tackling our everyday health questions has reached millions. With real life problem solving advice for callers and the inside scoop on prescription, over-the-counter, and natural medicine for over 250 unique symptoms, this is an indispensable reference for every home and the author makes an engaging guest.

Health information expert and pharmacist, Lisa Chavis, gives readers the inside scoop on which products really work, which are a waste, the best home remedies for common problems, and answers to those embarrassing questions you’d rather not ask in person. From “Getting Older – Getting Better” to “Oh, Baby!” Chavis’s Ask Your Pharmacist covers them all!

  **Publishers Weekly calls Ask Your Pharmacist “The Best RX”! **

**Library Journal – “Highly Recommended For Consumer Health Collections”**

**LA Times – “This book covers all the bases.”

ASK YOUR PHARMACIST is organized in chapters for “Teens – Dude, Like What Do I Do About This? “Children’s Good Health – Oh, BABY! ,” or “Aches and Pains – Oh, My Aching Body” with snippets called HUMOR PILLS liberally dispensed. Interspersed through the text readers will also find plenty of entries under the heading “The Drug Lady Recommends,” these are small, valuable pieces of advice that cover everything from how to save money on the necessary medicines to how to control embarrassing gas. All categories are presented in an easy-to-understand format:

· Q: Does hay fever mean IÂ’m allergic to hay? I have this every year for a couple of months and it makes me miserable. What can I do?

Try: Stinging Nettle or bitter gentian root if you want to go the herbal route, if not Nasalcrom is a favorite over-the-counter remedyÂ

· Q: IÂ’m 11 and have started to smell a little. You know, body odor – BO – or whatever else it is called. I shower every day. What else can I do?

Try: The most effective way to wipe out body odor is to wipe out the bacteria that cause it. You donÂ’t smell bad right after a shower, right?Â…Teen Spirit, Shower To Shower, and Dial soapÂ

CONTACT: Jennifer Reeve, Publicist (212) 674-5151 ext. 704 Jennifer. reeve@stmartins. com

or Lisa Chavis, RPh, Author Lisa@webayp. com Available for Interview, Nation-wide by arrangement, Media Review Copies, Press Kit On Request.

Ask Your Pharmacist (St. Martins Press, $29.95) available in bookstores and on the companion web site www. webAYP. com

Friday, July 25, 2003

Consumer Fears or Optimism Show Mixed Attitudes over Economic Spending while Kingdom Financial Principles Sees Underlying Concern

Consumer Fears or Optimism Show Mixed Attitudes over Economic Spending while Kingdom Financial Principles Sees Underlying Concern.

Groton, VT – February 26, 2004—“Consumers remain disheartened with current economic conditions, and at the core of their disenchantment is the labor market” said Lynn Franco, director of research at the Conference Board, a private research firm. Despite the findings two other weekly reports actually showed healthy consumer spending.

(PRWEB) February 28, 2004

The International Council of Shopping Centers indicates the slight drop in sales does not take away statistics showing the healthiest consumer spending in years. The statistics, based on a year-on-year comparison, shows the highest level of consumer spending in nearly five years. Part of that high consumer spending can be attributed to the Presidents Day holiday that boosted sales 5.6 percent over the year-on-year comparison according to the research group Redbook.

But the Conference Board cites statistics reflecting consumer fears. Franco notes “Consumers began the year on a high note, but their optimism has quickly given way to caution.” That caution is correlated primarily with the American view of a worsening economy as jobs become more difficult to find. While economists were forecasting a drop to 92.5 percent in an index of consumer confidence the Conference Boards own index showed a more ominous drop to 87.3 percent. 

Gene Jolley, President of Kingdom Financial Principles (KFP) and creator of the Rapid Debt Reducer software, is concerned over the recent statistics but for a different reason. Much of what Americans do reveals they do not really know who to believe. ThatÂ’s because Americans have been misled when it comes to consumer spending and a good deal of what Jolley does in his seminars is to reeducate families in the truths of personal financial spending.

Big businesses spend billions on marketing aimed directly at the wallet of the consumer. Jolley thinks about “the love of money” and knows the ‘buy now—pay later’ mentality is being shoved down the throat of America. Consult a dictionary, Jolley says, and you’ll see consume means to “squander, waste, [and] use up.” Being called one who wastes or squanders is not what we ought to be calling ourselves yet who shows concern in our name and pride as consumers?

Consumers we are. Eat, drink, and be merry echo the voice of the Ecclesiastical writer and later resonated in the words of the Physician Luke. Today, Eat, drink, and be merry resonates in the attitude of a nation of consumers. No nation can continue to consume without eventually paying a high price. Jolley knows you can’t ‘sow the wind without reaping the whirlwind’ and unless the spending habits of America changes this nation is approaching a fearful and cataclysmic financial storm.

If the family unit is the backbone of America then personal family finances ought to be the foundation of American economy. In other words, JolleyÂ’s message points out, a strong national economy must begin with a strong family economy. Consumer spending must change before itÂ’s too late.

Contact:

Gene Jolley

Kingdom Financial Principles

877-584-0536

Http://www. rapiddebtreducer. com (http://www. rapiddebtreducer. com)

Gerard Bollei Salon’s Holiday Get-Away to NYC Glamour Packages

Gerard Bollei Salon’s Holiday Get-Away to NYC Glamour Packages

Centrally located in the heart of Manhattan, Gerard Bollei Salon has the perfect treat for you or someone special you would like to surprise and delight with their Holiday Get-Away to NYC Glamour Packages. Attractively priced, these packages are a must for having a true NYC experience because, after all, NYC style is what they’re all about!

New York, NY (Vocus) November 10, 2010

Since first opening in 1965, Gerard Bollei Salon has been in the top echelon of NYC hair salons. Located in the landmark Galleria Building, the salon is a total service center, with an A-to-Z menu that caters to every beauty need imaginable. Its international staff is renowned for their expertise in hair color repair for over-processed and damaged hair as well as designer haircuts, custom styling, state-of-the-art hair straightening, Brazil Bronze spray tanning, and head-to-toe bridal beauty services.

Gerard Bollei Salon well known for providing the Best Hair Color Repair in NYC. One of the best-kept secrets around is that the legendary Gerard Bollei Salon, known for its iconic style and A-list clientele, is the salon of choice for hair color repair. Gerard Bollei’s color department offers one of the best and largest selections of master colorists ever assembled so it is no wonder that when a hair color disaster strikes, either at home or in a salon, Gerard Bollei Salon has the solution. A complimentary color consultation allows the colorist to select and describe the repair process with the client – no surprises and no disappointments here!

Whether the color is too brassy, too dull, too streaky, too light, too dark, too green, too red, or just plain horrible, Gerard Bollei’s Color Team will absolutely fix it! Most importantly, at Gerard Bollei – the solution is never a part of the problem. Many hair color repair jobs change or damage the texture and condition of the hair, making the situation much worse. Gerard Bollei Salon stands out because its Color Team repairs hair color while improving the health of the hair and, while the problem may require a few visits, in the end your hair will have a beautiful color as well as a gorgeous sheen. In short, Gerard Bollei Salon is justly proud of its long-standing reputation as the best hair color repair salon in NYC.
Renowned for its legendary history and outstanding expertise, the iconic Gerard Bollei Salon also offers Brazilian straightening, hair extensions, and bridal beauty services.

No matter which of our NYC Holiday Glamor Packages you select if you are planning on spending the holidays in New Your City indulge yourself with one of our Glamour Packages (see attached or for more information). For appointments, call 212-759-7985 or visit http://www. gerardbollei. com for more information.

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MessageSolution Exhibits Exchange 2010 Web Services Integration First in the Market for Integrated Enterprise Information Archiving at Microsoft TechEd 2010

MessageSolution Exhibits Exchange 2010 Web Services Integration First in the Market for Integrated Enterprise Information Archiving at Microsoft TechEd 2010

MessageSolution's Exchange 2010 Web Services integration enables the full collection of all data types while taking advantage of the additional scalability and robustness that Exchange Web Services offers, when other Microsoft Exchange archiving vendors in the market are still largely MAPI-based

New Orleans, LA, and Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) June 7, 2010

MessageSolution, Inc., the global technology leader in email, SharePoint and file systems integrated archiving that delivers on-premise and Software as a Service (SaaS) archiving for electronic discovery, litigation support, compliance, storage management, and email server migrations, today begins exhibiting the market's first enterprise class archiving and e-discovery solution with Exchange 2010 Web Services integration at Microsoft TechEd 2010 Expo in New Orleans.

As a leading innovator in the live archiving and e-discovery space, MessageSolution is the first on-premise and SaaS archiving provider in the market to fully integrate with Exchange 2010 Web Services (EWS). As the most robust, scalable and high performance industry standard platform, Exchange 2010 Web Services enables MessageSolution's scalability record-setting archiving solution to massively scale to collect all data and the full set of metadata, providing corporate legal counsel with a completely thorough e-discovery process. The Exchange 2010 EWS also allows MessageSolution to leverage its cross-platform capability to fully support managed services providers' (MSP) Linux OS requirement in their data centers.

"Customers in the field who have completed the upgrade to Exchange 2010 praised MessageSolution Enterprise Archive's Exchange 2010 Web Services integration for its ease of use, security, scalability and high performance." said Kevin MCinerney, Global Marketing Strategist at MessageSolution, Inc.

While other Microsoft Exchange server archiving vendors in the market are still largely MAPI-based, MessageSolution's Exchange 2010 Web Services integration enables the full collection of all data types while taking advantage of the additional scalability and robustness that EWS offers.

"When supporting enterprise customers' e-discovery and legal document processing today, maintaining the integrity of the original data is imperative," Mr. MCinerney explained. "Exchange 2010 Web Services is the industry standard platform for archiving and discovering email messages, attachment files, and instant messages that allows MessageSolution to build our on-premise and SaaS archiving solutions to capture all the necessary information each legal case requires."

MessageSolution’s technology has been implemented in over 30 countries and has entered rapid growth in the global market. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, MessageSolution will be exhibiting at the Microsoft's TechEd 2010 Expo among Business Partners as well as in the main exhibition area at booth # 645. MessageSolution will be present at Microsoft TechEd 2010 Expo from June 7 though June 11, in New Orleans, Louisiana.

About MessageSolution, Inc.
MessageSolution is the global technology leader in email, SharePoint, and file systems archiving for electronic discovery, compliance, content storage management, and email server migrations. With products and services delivered both on-premise and as Software as a Service (SaaS), MessageSolution enables organizations to mitigate risk, reduce costs and storage requirements, optimize server performance, and comply with industry and federal regulations. Based in Silicon Valley, California, MessageSolution maintains operations in North America, Europe, and Mainland China, along with distribution channels in Europe, Africa, Australia, and Asia Pacific.

MessageSolution Enterprise Email Archive, Enterprise File Archive, Enterprise SharePoint Archive, and Enterprise Migration System are on-premise solutions and Software as a Service (SaaS) archiving services implemented for organizations across all industries, including finance, health care, education, manufacturing, government agencies and non-profit organizations worldwide. MessageSolution software frees IT administrators from daily maintenance and increases overall employee productivity. For more information, visit http://www. MessageSolution. com (http://www. MessageSolution. com).

MessageSolution is actively working with partners around the world to work with global clients of all sizes. Please visit our web site for more information on the Global Partner Network Program.

What Differentiates MessageSolution Products
On-premise and SaaS customers continually emphasize MessageSolution products' excellent overall performance, support of all major email servers, and ease of use combined with a rich feature set. MessageSolution provides sub-second data retrieval, an intuitive interface, and ease of deployment and maintenance. MessageSolution's intelligent back-end design significantly reduces installation requirements, backup time, and the need for technical support.

MessageSolution Enterprise Email Archive™ deftly manages petabytes of data daily, a powerful enterprise archiving solution. Electronic discovery and litigation support are empowered by the archive's built-in search engine, which searches through millions of emails within seconds across global locations and data centers. Users can access their archive through their email client, browser, or BlackBerry.

In the first quarter of 2009, MessageSolution became the first archiving vendor in the market to deliver a true 64-bit application that runs on a 64-bit OS machine.

MessageSolution delivers the industry's highest enterprise-class scalability and holds the industry record of archiving tens of thousands of users on one single MessageSolution archive server, 5-8 times over competitions. Competitive vendors archive on average 3,000-5,000 users on a single archive server, much less than MessageSolution archiving system's scalability and flexibility. A high in-process compression rate combined with Single Instance Storage (SIS) de-duplication of message, attachment and file archiving slows archive storage growth.

MessageSolution Enterprise Archive Suite™ further reduces organizations' storage costs by using only 25-30% of the original mail server storage space for live content archiving. MessageSolution's products support all Latin-based languages, as well as all character-based languages, such as Japanese and Chinese.

Http://www. messagesolution. com (http://www. messagesolution. com)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Lieberman Software is Silver Sponsor at Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit

Lieberman Software is Silver Sponsor at Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit

Company exhibiting full line of cross-platform security management solutions.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 8, 2007

Lieberman Software (http://www. liebsoft. com) announced today that the company is a Silver Sponsor for the Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles from October 14 to 16. The company will also be exhibiting in booth II during the summit.

"Gartner is the premier information technology research and advisory company," said Phil Lieberman, president of Lieberman Software. "By sponsoring Gartner's Identity & Access Management Summit, Lieberman Software can closely engage with its core customer base - the Information Technology (IT) executives and managers charged with the security and compliance of large multi-platform enterprises."

Lieberman Software provides cross-platform security and systems management solutions for IT executives, managers, and administrators at enterprise organizations in all vertical markets, but primarily the government, healthcare, education, financial, and manufacturing sectors.

The company will be exhibiting all of its products at the summit, including Random Password Manager™, User Manager Pro Suite™, Service Account Manager™, and Account Reset Console™. Collectively, these products help organizations maintain oversight control of the IT infrastructure, reduce the threat of external and internal security breaches, and rapidly resolve problems across all systems in the enterprise.

Lieberman Software will also be demonstrating a new enterprise-level password management solution, as well as announcing updated functionality in Random Password Manager (http://www. liebsoft. com/Random_Password_Manager/).

More information about the Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit is available at www. gartner. com/us/iam (http://www. gartner. com/us/iam).

About Lieberman Software Corporation
Lieberman Software Corporation provides advanced security and systems management solutions that reduce the cost and complexity of administering the cross-platform enterprise. By automating time intensive systems administration tasks, Lieberman Software increases control over the IT infrastructure, delivering improved productivity, performance, and audit-ready security. With products that simultaneously administer thousands of systems from a single console, Lieberman Software ensures that even the largest corporate, educational, and government enterprises remain managed, secure, and compliant. The company is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with an additional office in Austin, TX. For more information, please visit www. liebsoft. com.

Product and company names herein may be trademarks of their registered owners.
For more information, please contact:
Kevin Franks
Marketing Communications Manager
Lieberman Software Corporation
1-800-829-6263
310.300.3562
Www. liebsoft. com
Kfranks @ liebsoft. com

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Free Martial Arts Classes For Patchogue Medford Students

Free Martial Arts Classes For Patchogue Medford Students

In responce to the lack of extracurricular activites due to the failure of the school budget, the Shaolin Kung Fu Studios of Medford, NY is waiving all registration and tuition fees for students enrolled in the Pat-Med school district.

Medford, NY (PRWEB) August 22, 2005

The Shaolin Kung Fu Studios is offering free martial arts classes to any student enrolled in the Patchogue-Medford school district until a new school budget is passed.

“We recognize the importance of extracurricular activities such as a sports program, a music program, and other such offerings in developing confidence, social awareness, and interpersonal skills in today’s students, “ says head instructor Michael Evans. “Normally, our schools provide these opportunities, but unfortunately, the Patchogue-Medford district can’t afford it this year.”

In an effort to provide a creative outlet for those most affected by the budgetary shortfall, Michael and his staff have decided to open their doors to the students of the district by waiving all registration and tuition fees until the public school system can once again afford to provide such programs. Students wishing to participate need only be registered in the Pat-Med schools for the upcoming school year. This program is available to children in grades K through 12. “While weÂ’d love to have every person in the town involved, for safety and quality control reasons we only have room for five to ten participants in each of our four age groups,” says Michael. 

Michael, a 4th degree Black Sash, has been a student and disciple of Sigung Moses Arocho since 1995, and has also studied several other arts. He is a Graduate of the NY College of Health Professions in Syosset, NY, where he studied Massage Therapy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. "My goal has always been to re-introduce the tradition of the kwoon (martial arts school) as being a central part of the community. In the old days in China, a kwoon was a place for not only martial training, but an institute of scholarly pursuits, a place of help in time of need, and of healing in times of pain," says Michael. Michael teaches traditional Northern Shaolin kung fu to children and adults at the Shaolin Kung Fu Studios in Medford, NY.

Contact Info : 

Michael Evans

3661 Horseblock Rd Suite J 

Medford, NY 11763

Day: (631)786-7934

Eve: (631)205-1590

Email: SisukMike@NotKarate. com

Web: www. NotKarate. com

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InterContinental Dubai Gives New Meaning to Hands-on Management

InterContinental Dubai Gives New Meaning to Hands-on Management

Many employers talk about the importance of employee well-being, but few really put their theories into practice. Until now. InterContinental Dubai has just announced a new initiative that will take the feel-good-at-work factor to new heights. Throughout the month of March, the hotel has teamed up with reflexology and massage specialists Feet First based in Dubai, to offer a foot, head, neck and shoulder massage service to all its staff.

Dubai (PRWEB) March 7, 2006

Many employers talk about the importance of employee well-being, but few really put their theories into practice. Until now. InterContinental Dubai has just announced a new initiative that will take the feel-good-at-work factor to new heights. Throughout the month of March, the hotel has teamed up with reflexology and massage specialists Feet First based in Dubai, to offer a foot, head, neck and shoulder massage service to all its staff.

This trial run is designed to see what impact this hands-on service will have on the overall well-being of the hotel’s workforce. Trials in Europe using reflexology and massage techniques on employees have seen drastic reductions in the number of sick days taken -- in some cases, as much as a 13% drop in absenteeism has been witnessed, saving companies huge sums of money.

“Modern life is stressful enough for our people. When you add to that the pressures of working in the hospitality industry, it is no surprise that employers like us are trying to find ways to help their staff cope,” said InterContinental Dubai’s General Manager, Jorgen Jorgensen. “If there is anything we can do to make our people happier in their work, we owe it to them to do it.”

The theory behind this initiative is simple. Massage and reflexology really do work. And have done for centuries. By using techniques such as reflexology, deep tissue massage, de-stress massage and slimming massage, the team at Feet First aim to deliver a happier, more productive workforce. Part of the Planet Nutrition Group, Feet First’s expertise is provided by the London-based Formosa Centre, a leading specialist in the areas of reflexology, and acupressure.

Every single employee of the hotel will be involved in this trial and detailed questionnaires will form part of a comprehensive performance monitoring program designed to measure the effectiveness of the service. “This is not a PR exercise,” said HR Manager Anita Russell, “If we can see results, this will become an integral part of our human resource management practices.”

The key benefits of massage therapy go far deeper than relaxation and stress relief. Under the right conditions, massage can ease tension, reduce stiffness, relieve pain, improve breathing and enhance blood circulation throughout the entire body. Problems such as eyestrain, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, stress and more, all of which contribute to absenteeism and under-performance can be significantly reduced. The net result to the recipient is a greater sense of well-being on all levels, from the physical and mental, to the spiritual.

And the net result to the hotel is a more productive, more energetic workforce ready to cope with the many pressures that come with helping to run Dubai’s most established five star hotel.

InterContinental Dubai sees this trial service as a whole new approach to creating a healthier environment for its 650 employees.

“Traditionally, employers have offered staff rewards to perform better. In this case, it is the other way round. We are making the first move. I think we will see excellent results” said Russell.

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Blazing Trails: Dr. Ellery Knake Remembered for His Contributions to Weed Science

Blazing Trails: Dr. Ellery Knake Remembered for His Contributions to Weed Science

When he died recently at age 81, Dr. Ellery Knake left behind a body of work that has made a lasting impact on both agriculture and weed science around the globe. He devoted his life to understanding the impact of weeds on crops and to exploring new control techniques to benefit farmers. Thousands of students have followed in his footsteps and are now making their own contribution to the weed science discipline.

Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) June 1, 2009

As a graduate student and instructor at the University of Illinois, Ellery Knake was fascinated with weeds. He was determined to understand their impact on crops and to explore new control techniques to benefit farmers.

When he died recently at age 81, Dr. Knake left behind a body of work that has made a lasting impact on both agriculture and weed science around the globe.

"At the time Ellery began his research, farmers typically tried to control weeds with tillage," said Aaron Hager, associate professor and weed science extension specialist with the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. "But by doing so, they fueled a significant soil erosion problem. Ellery was one of the first scientists to spearhead sustainable agriculture by finding ways to reduce the need to till. As a result, he soon became an internationally recognized authority in weed science and conservation tillage."

Knake demonstrated an unrivaled passion for innovation during his 37 years as a professor of weed science and agronomy (the study of field crop production and soil management). Much of his early research centered on how to evaluate the impact of weeds on crop yields and the use of soil residual herbicides that would prevent new weed establishment without tillage. Knake's work involving crop yields, economics, the environment and the measurement of weed populations was an early precursor to integrated pest management (IPM) techniques that have become a mainstay of modern agriculture.

"Ellery's enthusiasm for teaching and research was surpassed only by his commitment to farmers," said Don Kuhlman, professor emeritus of agricultural entomology, University of Illinois. "He spent countless hours conducting experiments to find solutions to the weed problems they faced, and he shared his results broadly through newsletters, farm journals, workshops, conferences, radio and TV."

To nurture the emerging field of weed science, Knake became active in both the North Central Weed Science Society and the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA), which he led as its president. WSSA presented Knake with its very first "Outstanding Extension Award" and named him a Fellow for his significant contributions to both the organization and weed science.

Though Knake spent his career in academia and extension work, he paved the way for a new generation of weed scientists who today work in a broad range of organizations - including universities, regulatory agencies, land management and conservation groups, consulting firms, and companies that specialize in weed management.

"Ellery was the consummate professional who blazed the trail for thousands of students who have since studied weeds and their impact on the environment," said Lee Van Wychen, WSSA science policy director. "This next wave of weed scientists is poised to explore some of the most important issues facing our modern world - from the interactions among climate change, soil conservation and weed management techniques to how we can continue to feed a growing population as we lose cropland to urbanization."

About the Weed Science Society of America

The Weed Science Society of America, a nonprofit professional society, was founded in 1956 to encourage and promote the development of knowledge concerning weeds and their impact on the environment. The Weed Science Society of America promotes research, education and extension outreach activities related to weeds, provides science-based information to the public and policy makers, and fosters awareness of weeds and their impacts on managed and natural ecosystems. For more information, visit www. wssa. net.

Side Bar:
Pursuing a Career in Weed Science: Ten Ways to Make a Difference

Weeds and invasive plants impact the world around us in significant ways - reducing crop yields, choking waterways, triggering allergies and disrupting natural habitats. But scientists are tilting the balance with new research and best practices.

Here are ten of the many ways today's weed scientists hope to make a difference:

1. Maximizing crop yields to feed a growing population with less cropland.
2. Eliminating aquatic weeds that clog our waterways and impact water quality.
3. Controlling invasive weeds that destroy biodiversity in our rangelands and wild areas.
4. Developing weed management techniques for organic farming.
5. Reducing the impact of weeds on human health and allergies.
6. Researching new and improved weed management techniques in response to climate change.
7. Minimizing the development of resistance of weeds to herbicides.
8. Preventing soil erosion by minimizing the role of tillage in weed control.
9. Managing weeds that can fuel devastating fires.
10. Training future weed scientists.

To prepare for a career in weed science, you typically need a bachelor's degree in agronomy, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, ecology, horticulture, plant physiology, soil science or a related field. For a research position in academia or industry, you most likely will need an advanced degree.

To explore current job openings for weed scientists, visit www. wssa. net/WSSA/Jobs/ (http://www. wssa. net/WSSA/Jobs/).

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Tuesday, July 22, 2003

New, High Commission Affiliate Program Launched at 21DayBodyMakeover. com May Revolutionize the Body Cleanse Market

New, High Commission Affiliate Program Launched at 21DayBodyMakeover. com May Revolutionize the Body Cleanse Market

A brand new affiliate program for 21DayBodyMakeover. com has launched and is now offering affiliates the opportunity to receive between a $40 and $50 CPA.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2009

The 21DayBodyMakeover. com is offering an affiliate program for a product that may revolutionize the industry of body cleansing. The idea of the 21 day body cleanse recently gained attention when Oprah decided to try a 21 day cleanse of her own. This cleanse consisted primarily of following a vegan diet and meditation. The 21 Day Body Makeover (http://21daybodymakeover. com/) program offers much more than this or other cleansing diets like the Master Cleanse, such as:
 Expert support whenever needed from Dr. Jeremy Webster, 21 Day Body Makeover's weight-loss and nutrition authority. Dr. Webster can address any question or comments about the program in a matter of hours.  An exclusive eating protocol with eating instructions designed specifically to help the body get the nutrition it needs. The protocol shows users how to eat, not starve the body, and users can even dine out on the program. Other cleanses just offer recipes, not a comprehensive eating plan.  21 Day provides professional grade supplements based on the concept of natural body detoxification. This allows the organs and glands of the body to do their jobs optimally. Other cleanses rely on diet to do their work, which may not be enough. In June 2009, the Endocrine Society's Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism journal issued a powerful warning that endocrine disruptors, including phthalates, are "a significant concern to public health." The body absorbs far more toxins than it can break down on a daily basis. Losing weight is no guarantee of better health. A health plan must help the body rid its organs of toxins, which purely diet-based cleanses do not necessarily do. The 21 Day Body Makeover program uses a combination of methods to cleanse the major organs of the body of toxins and promote overall health.

As George DeJohn, creator of the 21 Day Body Makeover explains: "Everyone is toxic! The body cannot break down all of the chemicals it is exposed to on a daily basis without professional grade supplements to aid the body to do what it naturally wants to do. The body needs the professional grade supplements with natural Vitamin C and E that 21 Day Body Makeover provides, not the cheap, synthetic supplements people buy in stores."

Purely supplement-based body health programs are often no better than the diet-based cleanses, shoving synthetic chemicals into the body and hoping for the best. 21DayBodyMakeover. com is a full body makeover system that offers natural supplements and a comprehensive eating plan for total body health for life.

GeorgeDeJohn states: "It is my goal to build ultimate health through a diverse community of professionals. My mission is to create awareness about why we all need to detoxify our bodies and how toxins from our environment and daily conveniences affect us from weight/fat gain to numerous colds and disease."

Considering the fact that 21DayBodyMakeover. com (http://21daybodymakeover. com/) has recently undergone a complete site redesign and interface enhancement that is simultaneously being promoted on radio and, of course, the Internet, Affiliates should expect excellent conversion rates.

21 Day Body Makeover is looking to create long-term partnerships with affiliates. In order to secure them, 21 Day is working towards showing the highest commissions in the supplement industry and guaranteeing serious and continued profits for its affiliates' efforts through a support staff with real experience and retention strategies that are proven to work. Affiliates will be sending traffic to specific offers like 21 Day Cleanse Landing Page (http://21daybodymakeover. product2web. com/offer/1) and it's the affiliate management team's mission to continually optimize the affiliate marketing creatives to ensure affiliates receive the best results for their marketing dollar.

The 21DayBodyMakeover. com commission structure is based on a flat-rate CPA of $40 for new affiliates and $50 for super affiliates (affiliates with the ability to sell 10-15 orders per day), calculated monthly and payments are sent twice a month using the most common payment methods that affiliates use.

Sign up to be a 21DayBodyMakeover. com Affiliate today! (http://21daybodymakeover. com/affiliate-marketing. html)

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Andrew Ury, M. D. Reappointed as CCHIT Commissioner

Andrew Ury, M. D. Reappointed as CCHIT Commissioner

Practice Partner founder and CEO, Andrew Ury, M. D., has been reappointed to serve on the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT).

SEATTLE (PRWEB) September 23, 2006

Practice Partner, a leader in the development of electronic health records (EHR) and practice management software, today announced its founder and CEO, Andrew Ury, M. D., has been reappointed to serve on the Certification Commission for Healthcare Information Technology (CCHIT). The two-year term begins next month.

The Commission, formed in September 2004, successfully developed and launched a program in May 2006 to certify ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) vendor applications in the U. S.

The first round of certified products was announced in July of this year. Practice Partner’s EHR, Practice Partner Patient Records 9, is a CCHIT Certified product for CCHIT Ambulatory EHR 2006.

Dr. Ury is one of the first group of Commissioners and has served as a Commissioner since the inception of the Commission. He is also Vice Chair of the EHRVA (the HIMSS Electronic Health Record Vendor Association).

The Commission is working on future certification criteria for 2007, 2008, and beyond and is preparing to certify inpatient EHRs as well.

Dr. Ury commented, “The Commission worked extraordinarily hard to reach the first milestone of ambulatory certification, but we have much further to go. I am pleased to continue to help with this important work.”

About CCHIT

CCHIT was founded in 2004 with support from three leading industry associations in healthcare information management and technology – The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and The National Alliance for Health Information Technology (Alliance). In September 2005, CCHIT was awarded a contract by the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services to develop, create prototypes for, and evaluate the certification criteria and inspection process for EHRs and the networks through which they interoperate. More information on CCHIT and a list of CCHIT Certified products is available at www. cchit. org/cchit-certified (http://www. cchit. org/cchit-certified).

About Practice Partner

Practice Partner, formerly known as Physician Micro Systems, Inc. or PMSI, is a leading provider of integrated electronic health record and practice management software. Founded in 1983, Practice Partner is a privately held, independent corporation that has been profitable since 1991. More than 5,000 physicians and 1,500 ambulatory care practices of all sizes and specialties—from solo-practitioners to large, multi-site practices—use Practice Partner's award-winning software to increase productivity and improve quality of care.

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Exciting Healthcare Investment Opportunity

Exciting Healthcare Investment Opportunity

Med-XR®, is a Fort Worth based healtcare company that allows patients, doctors, HMOs, labs, and pharmacies to share and work from one health record. The solution eliminates multiple redundancies within the patient visit.

(PRWEB) February 8, 2004

Med-XR®, the extended relationships healthcare solution designed to reduce administrative cost by 90% announced the availability of a profitable investment opportunity for accredited investors.

For qualified investors, Med-XR® offers an outstanding growth opportunity. The investment is packaged to provide the shareholders tremendous ROI.

“Our solution is one that the marketplace has been demanding for years. We are thankful that we can offer this opportunity that creates real value for the shareholders.” said Tommie Williams, CEO.

MED-X®R is best described as a secure patient data bank using advanced encryption for storage and retrieval of medical records, lab reports, x-ray or even MRI or CAT Scan images that can be down loaded to a physician instantly, a physician practice management tool to schedule appointments, verify benefits, deductible balances, process claims, submit claims and collect claims with electronic submission and payment, and, a portal for patients to actually see what the healthcare providers and insurance companies are doing behind the seen. The best example of where this type of technology has been effective is at the ATM machine. Through ATMs one can access their monies from most machines with permission (PIN). The information all drives back to a single source and is updated instantly.

To receive additional information, Please call (817) 858-6056, or email info@med-xr. com.

(i) No money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response, will not be accepted; (ii) no sales of the securities will be made or commitment to purchase accepted until delivery of an offering circular that includes complete information about the issuer and the offering; (iii) an indication of interest made by a prospective investor involves no obligation or commitment of any kind; (iv) Tommie Williams is CEO of Med-XR®.

SheKnows Launches SheKnows TV, a Channel to Stream Its Extensive Video Library Including Original Scripted Series SheKnows is Currently Ranked No.2 for Video Views

SheKnows Launches SheKnows TV, a Channel to Stream Its Extensive Video Library Including Original Scripted Series SheKnows is Currently Ranked No.2 for Video Views

SheKnows (http://www. sheknows. com), one of the fastest growing online content and community destinations for women, announces today the launch of its video channel, SK TV, which will serve as a one-stop online destination for all the original video series being created, produced and edited by SheKnows, as well as its extensive video on demand library of original clips on every topic.

Los Angeles (Vocus) November 15, 2010

SheKnows (http://www. sheknows. com), one of the fastest growing online content and community destinations for women, announces today the launch of its video channel, SK TV, which will serve as a one-stop online destination for all the original video series being created, produced and edited by SheKnows, as well as its extensive video on demand library of original clips on every topic.

For years, SheKnows has produced and distributed video on its site, however, that video content has always lived embedded within relevant content pages. Community feedback on SheKnows urged the creation of a video channel on the site. SKTV marks the establishment of a dedicated channel to broadcast SheKnows growing library of original videos and longer form, scripted Web series.

SheKnows is one of the largest producers of and resources for online video content for women 18-54. Generating 18,722,000 video views in September, SheKnows is currently ranked no. 2 for videos in Comscore’s community-lifestyle category (Comscore Video Metrics, September, 2010). SK TV provides a specific channel for visitors to view all of the original video series being produced by SheKnows including: The Daily Dish, a daily show providing tips and information ranging from cooking, parenting, beauty and lifestyle; HomErgency, a reality show where designers help a family in need of some serious home updates; and Delicious Life Challenge, which tracks the lives of four real women trying to tackle life’s challenges with the help from a nutritionist, life coach, physical trainer and a stylist. SK TV will also be home to a vast collection of videos seen throughout the site including cooking tips, how-to, health and wellness, and entertainment.

“It’s not just men watching videos online anymore, women are definitely consuming their fair share and SheKnows has figured out what women want to watch and what keeps them coming back for more,” says Kyle Cox, Vice President of SheKnows. “SK TV is a channel with all of our original series and videos on demand that cover everything from cooking, health, parenting and lifestyle tips to home improvement shows and series about real women that our audience relates to.”

“SheKnows is leading the charge with online video for women by creating unique and entertaining series that have millions of women visiting SheKnows for quality videos,” says Tara Schmitt, SVP of Sales for SheKnows. “We offer marketers the chance to interact with consumers who are spending several minutes on a page watching videos. SheKnows is working with top brands to sponsor our original series as well as create shows along with us that resonate with our audience.”

To check out SheKnows TV, please visit http://www. sheknows. com/sheknowstv.

About SheKnows. com:
Getting to the heart of what it really means to be a woman, SheKnows (http://www. sheknows. com) attracts more than 50 million unique visitors (Google Analytics, August 2010). With editors dedicated to providing daily content for women seeking advice, information and a fresh, fun take on life, the site is among the most authoritative and comprehensive sources for women ages 18 to 54. The SheKnows audience gains access to award-winning exclusive content on entertainment, parenting, health and wellness, money and career, dating, beauty and style and more, and are offered a stimulating, well-rounded online experience enhanced with a vibrant community, free games and activities, and captivating blogs.

As one of the fastest-growing destinations on the web, SheKnows is recognized among the top 3 properties for women. Recently honored with the 2010 OMMA Award for Web Excellence, SheKnows has been named the No. 1 site for Family, Parenting and Women’s Interests. For advertisers, sponsorship opportunities and creative integration go well beyond the banner and make marketing messages an uninterrupted part of the user experience. The company is based in Los Angeles with offices in New York, Scottsdale and Chicago. SheKnows is part of AtomicOnline (http://www. atomiconline. com), Evolve Media Corp’s publishing unit.

For More Information:
Whitney Ashley
Public Relations Manager
(310) 449-1890 Ext. 250
Whitney(dot)Ashley(at)evolvemediacorp(dot)com

Fazel Adabi
Public Relations Associate
(310) 449-1890 Ext. 255
Fazel(dot)Adabi(at)evolvemediacorp(dot)com

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Monday, July 21, 2003

Arthritis Self Help Course Added to CPW Rehab Medical Fitness Program

Arthritis Self Help Course Added to CPW Rehab Medical Fitness Program

Toledo area physical rehabilitation facility, CPW Rehab, has added the Arthritis Self Help Course to its Medical Fitness Program. The program is designed to help arthritis sufferers build a self management program.

Toledo, OH (PRWEB) July 29, 2004

Arthritis sufferers can learn how to manage their arthritis on a day-to-day basis and live active lives with decreased pain, fatigue and disability. The Arthritis Foundation’s Arthritis Self Help Course is designed to help individuals with arthritis learn and practice the different skills needed to build an individualized self management program. CPW Rehab, a Toledo-area physical rehabilitation facility, has recently added the Arthritis Self Help Course to its Medical Fitness program. “This is a group education program designed to complement the professional services provided by the individual’s health care team,” said Cindy Binkley, RKT and administrator of CPW Rehab. “Class participants share their experiences and help each other,” she stated.

Arthritis is one of the nationÂ’s most prevalent chronic health problems. In 2002, 70 million Americans (1 in 3 adults) were diagnosed with arthritis or chronic joint problems. The Arthritis Self Help Course is designed to identify and teach arthritis sufferers the latest pain management techniques and help them develop individualized exercise programs. The class includes methods of stress and fatigue management, discussion of the purposes and uses of medications, the role of nutrition in arthritis management and methods of dealing with problems caused by arthritis. Participants are also shown new ways to communicate with family and friends and are encouraged to form partnerships with their health care teams.

“People who have attended the Arthritis Self Help Course say that the class has helped increase their self confidence,” said Ms. Binkley. Participants also report decreased depression, pain and physician visits, she stated. “Half of the people suffering with arthritis don’t think anything can be done to help them,” said Cindy Binkley, RKT and administrator of CPW Rehab. “Yet regular exercise is one of the things that can be done to reduce the impact of arthritis on everyday life,” stated Ms. Binkley.

CPW Rehab has special experience with the issues, needs and concerns of older adults and works closely with the Northwest Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation in promoting programs and services designed to assist arthritis sufferers. More than half CPW RehabÂ’s patients and clients are 65 years and older. Many struggle with the challenges of arthritis. CPW Rehab offers several arthritis management classes as part of its Medical Fitness Program.

About CPW Rehab

CPW Rehab provides physical therapy, aquatic therapy and kinesiotherapy to NW Ohio and SE Michigan. Originally opened as Southwyck Rehabilitation Services in 1987, the clinic was one of the first facilities in the area to include on-site aquatic therapy in its traditional physical rehabilitation services.

The facility's full size rehabilitative pool is heated to 94º and equipped with both ramp and hydraulic chair lift. CPW Rehab is handicapped-accessible with convenient, well-lit parking and convenient access to both pool and clinic within the same building. In addition to older adults, injured workers, athletes and individuals with orthopedic and neurological injuries benefit from the range of therapeutic programs the facility offers. For more information, visit www. cpwrehab. com or call 419.841.9622.

Contact:

Allen Mireles 

419.878.3023 

Cindy Binkley

419.841.9622

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Sunday, July 20, 2003

On 'In Short Order,' Thursday, May 4th at 9 PM, Sue Vogan Will Speak with Marsha Mott Jordan, Author of 'Hugs, Hope and Peanut Butter'

On 'In Short Order,' Thursday, May 4th at 9 PM, Sue Vogan Will Speak with Marsha Mott Jordan, Author of 'Hugs, Hope and Peanut Butter'

The author of "Hugs, Hope and Peanut Butter" and the founder fo the "Hugs and Hope For Sick Children" will be speaking with Sue Vogan about her "critical kids."

La Grange, NC (PRWEB) May 2, 2006

On IN SHORT ORDER, Thursday, May 4th at 9:00PM, Sue Vogan will be speaking with Marsha Mott Jordan, the author of "Hugs, Hope and Peanut Butter." Her book is all about "critical kids," something Marsha understands first hand due to her own illness. After her own grandson was "severely burned," she learned what "parents feel when their little ones are hurting and no one can stop the pain."

In the fall of 2000, Marsha "founded a charity called "Hugs and Hope for Sick Children." The foundation offers a monthly newsletter, a website, 24-hour chat, and the "Parent Pal" program that "matches up a volunteer "pal" with an isolated parent."

Marsha was raised in Wheeling, Illinois, her favorite hobby is rubber stamping, and her favorite quote is "pain is inevitable, but misery is optional." She enjoys movies that make her laugh, dinner at The Olive Garden, and snacking on anything covered in chocolate. She says that she has two boys, "ages 29 and 54." Marsha has been married to the 54-year old for thirty years. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her "rocket scientist husband and their badly behaved, brain-damaged toy poodle, King Louie."

Listen in for your opportunity to be the lucky caller that receives a copy of "Hugs, Hope and Peanut Butter."

Sue Vogan is a published author, book reviewer for BookPleasures, and a Lyme disease advocate. Her book, NCO: No Compassion Observed, is available at ww. PDBookstore. com or receive an autographed copy by sending $23.95 along with your name and address to:

 DEPM, 3816 Pecan Grove Circle, La Grange, NC 28551

To contact Sue to sign up for the In Short Order monthly newsletter or to order your Lyme Disease note cards, send an email to: InShortOrder @ yahoo. com

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Friday, July 18, 2003

HometownQuotes Adds Life Insurance Quotes

HometownQuotes Adds Life Insurance Quotes

Online Insurance Quotes Service Responds Customers Needs; Adds Life Insurance

Franklin, TN (PRWEB) November 1, 2005

In response to the needs and feedback of their customers and concerns about rising life insurance costs, the online insurance web site HometownQuotes. Com has recently begun offering life insurance quotes to its online customers. Customers visiting the HometownQuotes. Com site can now get up to five life insurance quotes from agents in their home area.

“We simply listened to the feedback from our customers,” said Matt McWilliams, Vice-President of Customer Relations. “Offering our visitors free life insurance quotes only expands the services we offer and help that we can be to our customers.”

National and international events have had an impact on the agents of HometownQuotes. Com as well. “The recent rash of hurricanes and affect they left on families played a part in this decision,” McWilliams said. “Families that we know and families nationwide are looking for an easier, better way to shop for life insurance, and we want to help these people the same way we have helped our customers shop for home, auto, and health insurance.”

HometownQuotes. Com will have agents representing all of the top life insurance providers, from large corporations to local independent agents, McWilliams said. Agents will available to help customers decide what coverage is best for each individual and family, whether it be a term life insurance policy or permanent whole life or variable life insurance policy.

About HometownQuotes. Com

HometownQuotes. Com was founded in 2003 by two insurance agents who believed that there was a better way for individuals to connect with local insurance agents in your hometown. Armed with that belief and a working knowledge of the insurance industry HometownQuotes. Com was born.

Today, almost two years later, HometownQuotes. Com is the industry authority in providing quick and easy quotes to consumers. HometownQuotes. Com was founded on the principal that consumers deserve better than the 800-number approach for their insurance needs and that local agents were better suited to handle a clients needs.

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Monday, July 14, 2003

Veteran Adventure Sports Race Director Offers Unique Approach: Backpacking for Runners

Veteran Adventure Sports Race Director Offers Unique Approach: Backpacking for Runners

An increasing number of athletes are experiencing the wonders of training and racing on trails. But instead of running or cycling through the wilderness with time restraints or while focusing on a competition, why not take a more relaxing approach? That's the idea of Eric Gould, president of Redwood Trails, the San Francisco Bay Area's leading provider of premium trail events. As race director for more than a dozen triathlons, mountain bike races and trail runs, Gould is introducing the Redwood Trails Backpacking Experience.

Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) March 24, 2005

An increasing number of athletes are experiencing the wonders of training and racing on trails. But instead of running or cycling through the wilderness with time restraints or while focusing on a competition, why not take a more relaxing approach?

That's the idea of Eric Gould, president of Redwood Trails, the San Francisco Bay Area's leading provider of premium trail events. As race director for more than a dozen triathlons, mountain bike races and trail runs, Gould is introducing the Redwood Trails Backpacking Experience.

Limited to groups of 10, Gould and a select group of outdoor professionals will guide participants on catered journeys into some of the country's most scenic and exhilarating locations — Hawaii, the Grand Canyon and the High Sierra back country of Yosemite. The destinations are remote and idyllic for for small groups, but not conducive to larger groups or for official endurance events.

Instead of completing a three-to-five hour event and leaving the splendors of the outdoors all-too-soon, the Redwood Trails staff will organize trips that will take participants on journeys that last for several days.

Unlike trail races, the Redwood Trails Backpacking Experience affords participants time to stop and absorb the scenery, swim, take pictures, take off from camp and explore a side trail, read, sketch or meditate. The objective is simple: to move at a comfortable pace

"As with our races, we picked the very finest locales, and we're taking care of all of the details," says Gould. "Backpacking is our way of taking you to even more glorious locations for a full immersion fitness and nature experience."

Redwood Trails will provide all equipment and supplies necessary. Lightweight, high-tech yet functional backpacking equipment will be provided as well as all cooking equipment and food. Accommodations will also be provided, with options: single or double-occupancy tents.

"Our promise for these trip is that you'll come for the hiking, but you'll stay for the food," says Gould, who has three trips to Yosemite and one to the Grand Canyon planned. "Our passion is to give folks a great outdoors experience, with plenty of healthy exercise, spectacular scenery and gourmet meals."

During the Redwood Trails Backpacking Experience, all participants' meals will be prepared by trip guides. Cuisine choices will be "real food," made from non-dehydrated ingredients. Accommodation choices will be impromptu but will be located at safe and secure campsites off the beaten path.

Gould believes the new exercise option will give participants the best of endurance activity options.

"Some athletes do our race because they love the competition," he says. "But others enjoy relaxing in the outdoors and running well-marked courses, with accurate maps, helpful course monitors, and easy, reliable water and aid. Other folks come for the camaraderie with cheerful, friendly fit people."

For a schedule of Redwood Trails Backpacking Experience trips and pricing information, contact Eric Gould, President, Redwood Trails, Tel., (650) 364-8256.

For More Information, Contact:

Eric Gould, President, Redwood Trails

111 Columbia Ave., Redwood City, Calif., 94063

Tel. (650) 364-8256

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Sunday, July 13, 2003

Photographer Rodney Rascona Named Winner of Lucie Awards' 2010 Photographer of the Year: Deeper Perspective

Photographer Rodney Rascona Named Winner of Lucie Awards' 2010 Photographer of the Year: Deeper Perspective

Announces Follow-up to His Award-Winning "Pink Door Photographs" from Haiti and Upcoming Humanitarian Projects and Exhibitions for 2011

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 3, 2010

Selected from a pool of more than 15,000 entries from 103 countries, veteran advertising photographer Rodney Rascona was recently named 2010 Photographer of the Year: Deeper Perspective by the Lucie Foundation’s International Photography Awards (IPA) for his series of iconic images from Haiti. Rascona’s work, The Pink Door Photographs, was celebrated and acknowledged by the global photography community at the 8th Annual Lucie Awards as one of this year’s most outstanding photographic achievements.

In partnership with The Paradigm Project, an organization recently recognized by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative, Rascona was invited to Jacmel, Haiti, just two months after a massive earthquake devastated the country to produce a collection of portraits exploring a message of hope. “I wanted to create a series of photographs that hadn’t been attempted before, at least not in a relief setting, to show the vitality and spirit that embodies the Haitian people, if only for a brief moment,” said Rascona. To that end, he captured forty-five survivors struggling in the aftermath of the disaster yet refusing to be defined by the images of dead bodies and massive rubble circulating the world. Conveying both hope and dignity, The Pink Door Photographs is a poignant collection of images created to inspire and motivate the global community to continue to assist in Haiti’s reconstruction and recovery.

In 2011, the first part of the photo series will be on exhibit in New York, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London, Barcelona and Dubai, as Rascona heads back to Jacmel to shoot a second installment of The Pink Door Photographs. With a cholera epidemic throwing Haiti back into the world spotlight, the award-winning photographer will revisit his original subjects to capture a firsthand glimpse into their lives one year after the earthquake. While there, Rascona will also travel to the capital city of Port-au-Prince to begin a new project addressing child slavery in Haiti. In capturing their stories he hopes to play his part in raising global awareness about this exploitative practice, giving voice and meaning to the lives of the more than 300,000 innocent children—known as resteveks—affected.

In addition to his work in Haiti, Rascona will travel to East Africa and London in 2011 to shoot a series of images for various non-governmental organizations. In January, he will return to remote desert villages in northern Kenya to resume his black and white portrait series of nomadic women and young girls living in the drought zones. There he will continue to chronicle their daily struggle to survive with limited supplies of water and fuel wood due to the effects of deforestation and climate change. In February, Rascona will travel to the Kili region of Tanzania to create images in support of Arnold's House, a facility providing safe housing and educational resources for up to 80 children whose lives have been derailed by HIV/AIDS. He will then head to London to photograph a young woman suffering with cystic fibrosis highlighting the challenges of maintaining her stringent daily health regimen as she faces the typical issues of young adulthood.

To speak with Rodney Rascona about The Pink Door Photographs or any of his upcoming work, please contact Jennifer Abramowitz at 917-374-2299 or jennifer. abramowitz(at)gmail(dot)com.

For commercial bookings, please contact agent Gary Hurewitz at Greenhousereps at 212-704-4300 or gary(at)greenhousereps(dot)com.

ABOUT RODNEY RASCONA
For the past 12 years, award-winning advertising photographer Rodney Rascona has utilized his more than three decades of professional experience to help raise revenue and awareness for relief and development organizations around the globe. Recognizing the need to give voice to those who might not otherwise be heard, his extensive humanitarian work has brought him to diverse communities in nations throughout the world including Indonesia, East Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and Haiti.

In addition to his charitable projects, Rascona continues to produce leading work for the advertising and design communities. His insight and commitment to capturing dignified portraits of crisis around the world enable him to work with global creative teams to bring ideas and vision to life for an impressive international roster of clients.

Rascona’s unusual breadth of life experiences coupled with his tireless compassion and his dedication to creating non-disposable photographs, lends his subjects a clear and powerful voice regardless of whether a project is commercially based or supportive of his humanitarian works worldwide.

For more information about Rodney Rascona, please visit http://www. rascona. com.

ABOUT THE PARADIGM PROJECT
The Paradigm Project's mission is to create sustainable economic, social and environmental value within developing world communities. As a low-profit limited-liability company, Paradigm helps well-established global relief and development organizations identify, fund and develop scalable projects that meet immediate humanitarian needs, while simultaneously creating lasting community benefits through project-developed carbon revenues.

At this year's Clinton Global Initiative, The Paradigm Project was selected from a large pool of contenders in the Environment and Energy category as ”an exemplary approach to addressing challenges in Environment and Energy” for humanitarian projects under development in Kenya, Haiti and other developing world countries.

For more information about The Paradigm Project please visit http://www. theparadigmproject. org or contact CEO Neil Bellefeuille at 719-422-5205 or neil(at)theparadigmproject(dot)org.

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RocketInfo raises the bar with the relaunch of the RocketNews current news search engine

RocketInfo raises the bar with the relaunch of the RocketNews current news search engine

Rocketinfo today unveiled significant enhancements to the RocketNews (www. rocketnews. com) current news and business information search engine, launched in 2001. These most recent enhancements make it the fastest, most comprehensive and advanced news search engine on the web. In addition to these technical milestones, Rocketinfo has also embraced and integrated the rapidly growing RSS and Atom content syndication formats into their comprehensive indexing portfolio.

Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) April 15, 2004

Rocket Technologies Inc., a leading international supplier of current news search and publishing solutions is pleased to announce a number of significant advancements that establish it as the uncontested leader in news search.

Rocketinfo today unveiled significant enhancements to the RocketNews (www. rocketnews. com) current news and business information search engine, launched in 2001. These most recent enhancements make it the fastest, most comprehensive and advanced news search engine on the web. In addition to these technical milestones, Rocketinfo has also embraced and integrated the rapidly growing RSS and Atom content syndication formats into their comprehensive indexing portfolio.

The changes to the Rocketnews current news search engine provide searchers with easy-to-use, yet extremely powerful tools to create news searches for the precise content they are seeking. "Our experience providing search applications to professional researchers gives us great insights into the tools needed to define accurate searches," said CTO Rick VanWell. "We've integrated this experience into technology for Rocketnews and significantly raised the bar. We invite anyone to compare Rocketnews to any other news search engines."

Rocketnews gives users the ability to limit the scope of their search to news from today, yesterday or up to 5 days ago. According to Rocketinfo VP Darren DeJean, "Some news search engines, such as the beta service from Google, appear to have a lot of content because their results include articles from a week ago, a month ago or even older. Experience tells us that when searching for news, people really don't care about old content - they only want to see the most recent news on the topics that matter to them. By focusing our results to the most recent news from the last 5 days, and including news from an unmatched database of global sources, we make it easier to find the news you're seeking."

To further refine their searches, Rocketnews also provides advanced parametric controls. Searches can be limited to sources from a specific geographic region, such as North America, Asia or Europe. Parametric controls can also be used specify the content type of publication, such as a business, entertainment, finance, general, health science, sports or technology.

The Rocketnews database includes over 10,000 current news and information sources, making it significantly larger than the source databases being used to power the Google or Yahoo! news search engines. In addition to being larger, the Rocketnews source database is more diverse. In addition to ubiquitous sources like CNN, Reuters and the Associated Press, Rocketnews also delivers news from thousands of valuable business, finance, technology and health sources not covered by other search engines, including trade journals, industry portals, associations, government press offices, corporate press releases and other often overlooked niche sources.

Recognizing that people are looking for new, more efficient ways to find and read their news, Rocketnews is also providing RSS feeds of searches. These feeds can be used by anyone for non-commercial or individual news tracking. With a single click a keyword search-based RSS newsfeed can be added to the Rocket RSS Reader, or any other RSS reader.

About Rocket Technologies Inc.:

Rocketinfo's business information solutions continuously scour over 10,000 Internet sites, 70,000 RSS and weblog sources as well as client defined content channels, for current news and information that matches precise requirements.

Contact: Darren DeJean

613.270.0270 ext 22 or 1.877.402.4636

Media@rocketinfo. com

Saturday, July 12, 2003

Family Digest® Magazine Announces The Addition Of A KIDS' HEALTH Section Focused On The Nation's 9 Million Black Pre-Teens

Family Digest® Magazine Announces The Addition Of A KIDS' HEALTH Section Focused On The Nation's 9 Million Black Pre-Teens

Family Digest Magazine expands health section to include significant focus on African American children under 12. No other publication or media provides editorial focused on this segment that suffers disproportionately from many serious illnesses. KIDS' HEALTH Section is a result of heavy research among Black parents.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 26, 2007

Family Digest Magazine, Black America's #1 family and relationship magazine, announces the addition of a major KIDS' HEALTH section in every issue. The section will feature editorial focused on the physical and emotional health of African American children.

"With this addition to the magazine, Family Digest becomes the only publication to feature African American children-specific health editorial in every issue," said Family Digest Founder and CEO Darryl L. Mobley.

Susan Benjamin, Family Digest's Editor-In-Chief, added, "We conducted a significant amount of research among our readers and they told us that they wanted more information from Family Digest that they could use to help keep their children healthy, both physically and emotionally. This data, along with the high incidence of health challenges faced by Black children as compared to other segments of our society, led us to create this section within Family Digest specially designed to address the needs of the more than nine million African American kids 12 years of age and younger and their parents."

Black pre-teens suffer from a variety of health issues at a much higher level than the general population. Examples:

· Asthma is 26% more common among African-American children than among Caucasian children, and it accounts for more than four times as many deaths.
· 36 percent of Black kids age 6 to 11 are overweight. 20 percent are obese.
· Type 2 diabetes is predominant among African American youngsters.

Mobley added, "We feel an obligation to provide our audience of Black adults with positive information and resources that allow our children to thrive. This is totally in keeping with the mission we have had for 12 years: Smarter, Healthier, Happier Families and Relationships. Our enhanced multi-page KIDS' HEALTH section is a gathering place for Black Adults with kids twelve and under. This section's editorial is positive, informative and resource-focused. It is also an excellent environment in which our health advertisers can speak directly to our audience. In addition, we offer category exclusivity for advertisers within this high-interest section."

Subjects covered in the FD KIDS' HEALTH section include: asthma, healthy eating, depression, acne, puberty, childhood obesity, immunizations, allergies, skin care, exercise and fitness, common illnesses, learning disabilities, nutrition, child behavior, bed-wetting, major diseases, diabetes, child safety and substance abuse.

Family Digest readers nationwide can get free digital subscriptions for themselves, their friends and families by logging on to www. FreeFamilyDigest. com. Subscriptions are delivered via the internet and can be read online or offline.

About Family Digest®
Family Digest's mission is to help develop, "Smarter, Healthier, Happier Families & Relationships" by providing information to move families and relationships ahead. Wherever there are Black adults and families who wish to thrive, we have a platform and content. Family Digest Media Group properties include: Family Digest Magazine -- Black America's #1 family and relationship magazine. www. FamilyDigest. com; free subscriptions to Family Digest are offered at www. FreeFamilyDigest. com. THE FAMILY DIGEST SHOW with Darryl Mobley -- the only "How-To" TV show for smarter, happier healthier, families, relationships and kids (www. FamilyDigestShow. com); The Family Digest Club -- a membership-only club providing exclusive benefits for subscribers to Family Digest Magazine; HotMojo. com -- one of the web's largest domain name, website and web host sellers; The HISTORY'S MAGIC MOMENTS™ TV Show which gives viewers interesting and little-known facts about historic people, places, things and events; Family Digest REPORTS Radio Show -- the only "How-To" family, relationship, health & lifestyle radio show that reaches Black America's family gatekeepers; the One Minute Dad TV and Radio Show; the annual Family Digest® POWER OF FAMILY GET TOGETHER™ at Walt Disney World® Resort. www. FamilyDigestShow. com/Power/ (http://www. FamilyDigestShow. com/Power/); the Family Digest & Partners Family Health Kit; the Gospel Idol™ Contest; the BID WHIST WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™, the SPADES WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ and various other properties.

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Thursday, July 10, 2003

BuildingBetterKids. com Enters the Fight Against the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity in America

BuildingBetterKids. com Enters the Fight Against the Epidemic of Childhood Obesity in America

Stephen Sapienza has launched a comprehensive Web site (www. BuildingBetterKids. com) that offers parents and families an online resource to provide a better understanding of obesity and practical everyday solutions to combat this increasing epidemic with kid-friendly nutritionally complete, interactive and healthy meal plans for the entire family using everyday wholesome ingredients.

Brighton, MI (PRWEB) April 6, 2007

Building Better Kids™ is the brain-child of Stephen Sapienza, a dietitian having professional experience in working directly with parents and children suffering from obesity, and as a father who faces the same daily challenges of raising healthy, active children. Sapienza has launched a comprehensive Web site (www. BuildingBetterKids. com) that offers parents and families an online resource to provide a better understanding of obesity and practical everyday solutions to combat this increasing epidemic with kid-friendly nutritionally complete, interactive and healthy meal plans for the entire family using everyday wholesome ingredients.

BuildingBetterKids. com also works closely with parents and families, and the medical profession to offer real life solutions “from the kitchen to the community" to improve the overall nutritional and physical health of our future generations.

. “BuildingBetterKids. com is not just about offering healthy meal planning ideas.” Says Sapienza. “It’s about getting parents and families active in the community. It’s about participating in grass root efforts to help combat the mass marketing of unhealthy products to our children. It’s about getting our children off the couch, away from the video games, and into more physically challenged areas…like riding a bike, or having a pick up baseball game."

The affordable monthly subscription based program includes 30 days of complete meal plans, weekly ingredients and staples list for grocery shopping, easy “kid-friendly” recipes, ideas for special food nights including “Story Night”, “Jr. Chef Night”, and international themed menus, restaurant and fast food guides, and Custom Recipe Makeovers of favorite family recipes. . . to name just a few of the program’s many benefits and offerings for the health and well-being of our future generations.

Contact:
Stephen Sapienza, Founder
Building Better Kids
Steve(at)buildingbetterkids. com
248-860-4830
Www. BuildingBetterKids. com

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Health on the Net Foundation Certifies ComplianceDoc, Inc. Web Site as Reliable Source Of FDA and Healthcare Information

Health on the Net Foundation Certifies ComplianceDoc, Inc. Web Site as Reliable Source Of FDA and Healthcare Information

ComplianceDoc, Inc., a leading online provider of FDA Regulations and Warning Letters content, announced its acceptance as a member of the Health On The Net (HON) Foundation's HON code, indicating compliance with the foundation's principles of privacy, quality and ethics. Consumers visiting the HON Web site's (http://www. hon. ch) search engine will be able to find a link to ComplianceDoc. com, Inc.

Swampscott, Mass. (PRWEB) April 7, 2006

ComplianceDoc, Inc., a leading online provider of FDA Regulations and Warning Letters content, announced its acceptance as a member of the Health On The Net (HON) Foundation's HON code, indicating compliance with the foundation's principles of privacy, quality and ethics. Consumers visiting the HON Web site's (http://www. hon. ch (http://www. hon. ch)) search engine will be able to find a link to ComplianceDoc. com, Inc.

The HON code is a self-regulatory, voluntary certification system for healthcare and regulatory content providers. Furthermore, the HON code was established to improve the quality of medical and health information available on the Internet. Certification as a HON code member requires a Web site to comply with the eight principles specified in the HON Code of Conduct. The HON code addresses the reliability of the information provided on a Website, confidentiality and privacy of customers and users, proper and accurate attribution of sources, and the importance of distinguishing advertising from editorial content.

“We believe the HON code indirectly ensures the safety and health of the general public. It also emphasizes the importance of providing accurate and reliable information,” said Michael Gregor of ComplianceDoc, Inc. “The HON code seal on the ComplianceDoc, Inc. website signifies that our valuable content is highly accurate and reliable and therefore truly symbolic of the quality HON code seal. We take great pride in achieving the HON code certification, as consumers, clients, clinical patients, or healthcare providers will undoubtedly find quality content on the ComplianceDoc website. ComplianceDoc’s participation in the Health On The Net Foundation demonstrates our commitment to providing users with the most reliable information from trusted authorities in the healthcare and health information industries. Lastly, the HON certification portrays ComplianceDoc’s commitment to protect and preserve the safety and health of the general public."

About ComplianceDoc, Inc.

ComplianceDoc, Inc. is a privately held company that combines extensive software and diverse regulatory compliance experience to provide services and content over the Internet. In addition, our services and content are conveniently accessible and well organized for our users. We are proud to serve the following industries: cosmetic, food ingredient, healthcare, medical device, and pharmaceutical.

ComplianceDoc. com provides a powerful, yet well organized and categorized, FDA Regulation and Warning Letter search database. Consulting services include Auditing, Computer System Validation, FDA compliance to the Code of Federal Regulations purported by the Food and Drug Administration, and HIPAA compliance set forth by the Office of Civil Rights.

About Health On The Net Foundation (HON)

Health On the Net Foundation (HON) is an organization guiding the use of accurate online medical and health information. Created in 1995, HON is a non-profit, non-governmental organization, accredited to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

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Ambient Devices Launches Wireless DataCasting Kit

Ambient Devices Launches Wireless DataCasting Kit

Ambient and Microsoft lead the trend to display glanceable information.

CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) March 24, 2005

Ambient Devices today announced the launch of the DataCasting Kit, radically simplifying the ability for consumer products companies to embed Internet information in their products. The DataCasting Kit, about the size of a matchbox, may be embedded into virtually any product enabling it to receive wireless signals from the nationwide Ambient Information Network.

Innovative companies, including home appliance manufacturers, furniture makers or even apparel designers will use the wireless Internet DataCasting Kit to launch products that display various types of online information, such as weather forecasts, stock trends, traffic congestion or health information.

“Ambient’s differentiators include coverage and costs,” said Alan A. Reiter, president of Wireless Internet & Mobile Computing consulting. “The Ambient Information Network represents one of the largest, if not the largest, datacasting networks in the United States. The large number of transmitters in Ambient’s mature wireless network typically provides better coverage and in-building penetration than an FM subcarrier network like Microsoft MSN Direct.”

David Rose, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Ambient Devices, says, “The DataCasting Kit is a quantum leap forward for manufacturers to quickly and affordably embed Internet information in a new product, be it a clock radio, MP3 player, refrigerator, car, or clothing. Over the course of 2005 and 2006, dozens of companies will be using the DataCasting Kit to prototype and launch new products.”

Distinguished Engineer Dick Berry, IBM User Engineering, said glanceable technology offers an intriguing way to integrate information into the user's physical environment. “Initial setup and ongoing configuration will have to be extremely simple — as easy as setting the time on a clock. It will be interesting to watch the adoption rate of these devices over the coming months.”

A beta version of the DataCasting Kit was used by a large white goods manufacturer to rapidly prototype an Internet connected kitchen appliance. “Within three days the product was receiving and displaying data from the Ambient Information Network.” says Ben Resner, Co-Founder and VP of Technology at Ambient.

The Ambient DataCasting Kit is now available. Please go to www. ambientdevices. com for more information.

Datacasting: A backgrounder

What is Datacasting?

Today, many consumer electronics manufacturers and major retailers want to deliver products which seamlessly use data from the Internet to offer enhanced functionality and services. The big question is: How will clock radios, watches, refrigerators and mobile devices receive Internet data?

The answer is datacasting. Think of it like a radio signal for many of the devices in your life. The data is already there, your devices just tune in.

Who are the major players in the datacasting space?

There are two companies today that are the most active in providing datacasting products and services: Ambient Devices and Microsoft Corporation through MSN Direct.

Ambient Devices, founded in 2001 as a spin-out from MIT’s renowned Media Lab, has pioneered the market for ‘glanceable’ devices – products which convey important information at-a-glance. Ambient Devices enables the physical environment to become an interface to digital information. Ambient has created a platform for developing these applications, as well as producing their own line of ambient products.

In May 2002, the company launched the best-selling Ambient Orb, named in the NY Times Magazines "Year in Ideas." Today the Ambient Orb, and Ambient DevicesÂ’ four other products are available in over 50 retailers including Neiman Marcus, the Museum of Modern Art, Amazon and Brookstone stores. This past holiday season, Radioshack Corp. debuted the Ambient powered Wireless Weather Forecaster, a $99 weather station that displays 5-day weather forecasts directly from Accuweather. com.

All Ambient products are bundled with wireless service for no monthly charge. Additional personalized channels are available for a small monthly fee.

Microsoft’s first product to use Datacasting was the SPOT smart wristwatch, announced in January 2003 and launched with licensing partners Fossil and Suunto in January 2004.. These watches deliver Internet data feeds similar to those offered by Ambient Devices – all on your wrist. The Smart Watch requires a service fee of approximately $10 per month.

Ambient and Microsoft are both pioneering what the research community calls “ubiquitous computing.” Ubiquitous computing is the global trend towards a lifestyle where the machine to machine delivery of important information is seamless and easily available -- requiring no keyboard, mouse, or computer screen. Instead, Internet data will be available to at-a-glance, from dozens of simple, everyday devices.

What infrastructure is used for Datacasting?

Both Ambient and Microsoft see a vast market for embedding Internet information in everyday objects, including wrist-watches, lamps, cars and clothing. Yet the technologies used by each company differ in important ways. The most important difference is the mechanism for sending data around the country.

Ambient leverages satellites and a frequency-aligned network of over 2000 pager transmitters redundantly broadcasting a wealth of data from the Internet. Each device on the Ambient network can receive signal from more than one tower, reducing dead spots and allowing the network to cover over 90% of the US population.

While standard paging technology carries some transmission costs, the company has overcome this issue through a proprietary micro-packetization algorithm (patent pending) which eliminates monthly service fees for broadcast data.

Microsoft uses FM radio subcarriers, which can listen to a single FM radio station antennae at a time. While AmbientÂ’s datacasting network can listen to multiple towers overlapping to improve wireless coverage, the MSN Direct network must rely on existing FM radio station antennas in non-overlapping capacity. FM stations arenÂ’t able to construct additional transmitters for the sole purpose of improving their data broadcasting coverage.

About Ambient Devices

Ambient Devices is radically changing how people receive information in their daily lives. Ambient extends the reach of digital information to a new category of wireless products using light, meters, and motion to communicate at a glance. Using technologies developed at the MIT Media Lab combined with principles of cognitive psychology, everyday products tune into a nationwide wireless network to keep you in touch with the information that matters to you most. For more information, visit www. ambientdevices. com

For more information, contact:

Ambient Devices, Inc.

David Rose

Drose@ambientdevices. com

+1-617-758-4129

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