Saturday, July 31, 2004

Carpet One Floor & Home Invites Community Members to Volunteer and Take the Pledge to Make the Environment Cleaner, Healthier and more Beautiful on National Green Select Day-Saturday, April 19th

Carpet One Floor & Home Invites Community Members to Volunteer and Take the Pledge to Make the Environment Cleaner, Healthier and more Beautiful on National Green Select Day-Saturday, April 19th

Carpet One Floor & Home stores throughout North America are hosting events on National Green Select Day, Saturday, April 19th to make their environments cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful. The goal of National Green Select Day is to create opportunities for community members to work together to make a significant positive impact on the environment.

Manchester, NH (PRWEB) April 18, 2008

Carpet One Floor & Home stores throughout North America are hosting events on National Green Select Day, Saturday, April 19th to make their environments cleaner, healthier, and more beautiful. The goal of National Green Select Day is to create opportunities for community members to work together to make a significant positive impact on the environment.

"We define going green as communities coming together to make environmentally responsible decisions," says Eric Demaree, Carpet One Floor & Home President. "And we invite community members to join our Carpet One Floor & Home stores in making our world an even better place to live. We know if we work together, we can make a difference."

All volunteers who take the National Green Select Day pledge to help their community will receive a National Green Select Day pin, pledge card, and tee shirt.

Visit NationalGreenSelectDay. com to view the list of participating Carpet One Floor & Home stores. To learn more about individual Carpet One Floor & Home events that are taking shape across North America, visit NGSD. blogspot. com.

About Carpet One Floor & Home
Carpet One Floor & Home (CarpetOne. com) is North America's leading floor covering retailer, which has more than 1,000 independently owned and operated locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Carpet One Floor & Home stores are known for a broad selection of carpet, wood, laminate, ceramic, vinyl and area rugs, including exclusive brands like Liz Claiborne Home, Good Housekeeping and Lees.

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Thursday, July 29, 2004

The Linux High Availability Life Preserver for Business Continuity: SteelEye LifeKeeper

The Linux High Availability Life Preserver for Business Continuity: SteelEye LifeKeeper

SteelEye Technology provides Linux high availability solution to protect critical operations and business continuity for web retailer, I Want One of Those.

Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2007

Stuff you don't need... but you really, really want is the theme of I Want One of Those, a web-based gift retailer headquartered in the UK. Ensuring that web shoppers can find and buy things they want around-the-clock is a top IWOOT priority and recently led to the implementation of a new Linux high availability business continuity solution based on SteelEye Technology's (steeleye. com) LifeKeeper Protection Suite for Linux.

IWOOT, as it is colloquially known, has an enormous selection of constantly updated gifts with sales in 2006 surpassing $20 million. There is a substantial IT component to its business. Sagar Vadher, head of IT at IWOOT, explains that he uses industry standard X86 servers running a mix of Windows and Linux with PC workstations for development, management and monitoring.

As expected, the busiest time of the year is the Christmas period which puts an increasing strain on the core Postgres database system handling online transactions and its continued availability is of great concern.

In the Christmas 2006 trading season, Vadher commented, "The systems were really straining when sales ran up the wall. It was pretty hair-raising. We had people working all hours just to make sure that the systems worked. We don't want to do Christmas like that anymore."

IWOOT decided to redesign its infrastructure for business continuity and choose to migrate to a new ERP system running on two servers in a Linux high availability configuration. For the ERP software, they moved away from a proprietary system based on Uniface to a Java/open source solution, selecting the web-based OfBiz from the Apache Foundation. The application was customized to fit the needs of the business and rechristened jWOOT3. Why did they choose to go an open source route? "We're looking to reduce costs by moving to open source and avoiding ongoing license fees," stated Vadher.

A jWOOT3 server outage could cost over $10,000 per hour of lost revenue as well as affecting customers' perception of the IWOOT brand. Business continuity is a must. For server hardware, Vadher and his team decided to use a high-availability dual HP DL380 server cluster with an MSA500 SAN Storage array, running Novell SuSE Linux Enterprise Server. For software protection, Vadher turned to Open Minds, a specialist disaster recovery and high-availability solutions supplier and SteelEye reseller to assist. According to Vadher, "We spoke to Open Minds and they recommended LifeKeeper from SteelEye Technology. It manages the system and, if the active node crashes, automatically fails over to the second node."

SteelEye Technology's LifeKeeper software constantly monitors the health of critical applications, including the database and servers. On detection of any problem, a recovery process is automatically launched. Typically, this involves restarting the application on another server within the cluster. Because all data associated with the jWOOT3 application resides on shared storage, it is immediately available to the newly active server. LifeKeeper also takes care of switching over all IP addresses, so that current connections are seamlessly moved to the new server.

The LifeKeeper business continuity software has increased IT department productivity in general as well as safeguarding ERP server availability. Vadher explains that they operate in three modes: the production environment; a test environment and a QA mode: "We are continually developing the system. Now we can make a deployment to a live system during business hours if needed. We would have to have done this out of hours before. Now we don't have to worry so much. From October onwards we will have to stop development but we now have the means to deploy to the inactive node and test out system changes. It certainly helps us in the testing process."

Sagar Vadher is delighted with the SteelEye LifeKeeper Linux high availability solution. "LifeKeeper has made life so much easier. Developing with Linux is hard at the best of times. LifeKeeper made it better. It's just absolutely brilliant and makes my team's life easier."

Unlike the gifts highlighted on the IWOOT web site, LifeKeeper is both stuff you need... and really, really want!

About I Want One of Those
I Want One of Those Ltd is one of the UK's leading multi-channel retailers selling 'stuff you don't need... but you really, really want'. Having successfully expanded from on-line into catalogue inspired and business sales, the company has grown rapidly. Launched in January 2000 with just £10,000, the company has grown quickly with turnover last year over £12mn.

The Company is now part of the Findel Plc Group. For more information, visit iwantoneofthose. com.

About the Linux High Availability and Business Continuity Solutions Provider: SteelEye Technology (http://www. steeleye. com? campaign=Oct07)

SteelEye, a subsidiary of SIOS Technology, Inc., (sios. com) is a leading provider of data and application availability management solutions for business continuity and disaster recovery.

The SteelEye LifeKeeper family of application-focused data replication, high availability clustering and disaster recovery solutions are easy to deploy and operate, and enable enterprises of all sizes to ensure continuous availability of business-critical applications, servers and data. SteelEye's products operate across any combination of physical and virtual servers. To learn more about SteelEye, visit steeleye. com or contact Bob Williamson at 843-532-0355. We are the High Availability Experts.

Trademark notice
SteelEye Technology, SteelEye and LifeKeeper are registered trademarks of SteelEye Technology, Inc. All 3rd party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Bodybuilding. com to Syndicate Popular What I Want Fitness Podcast Show

Bodybuilding. com to Syndicate Popular What I Want Fitness Podcast Show

Bodybuilding. com, the world’s largest bodybuilding website, announced a partnership with What I Want Podcast Network to syndicate the highly popular What I Want Fitness podcast to its users.

Boise, ID (PRWEB) July 13, 2006

Bodybuilding. com, the world’s largest bodybuilding website, announced a partnership with What I Want Podcast Network to syndicate the highly popular What I Want Fitness podcast to its users.

The What I Want Fitness podcast show gives users the ability to access personal fitness advice at their convenience and on their time schedule. "We're constantly adding new podcasts and video content to our site, and we're proud to syndicate What I Want Fitness as a media content partner. How cool is it that you can download a personal trainer onto your iPod in just a few seconds, and take a video workout to the gym with you?" asked Ryan DeLuca, CEO of Bodybuilding. com. "The future of bodybuilding and fitness is giving people what they want, when they want it."

The show releases new episodes twice a week on Sunday and Thursday, it features well known personal trainer Mike Causadias demonstrating various strength training, aerobic, weight lifting and toning exercises. The show has gained national popularity with features on NBC, CBS and the WB as well as articles in 32 national newspapers.

“Bodybuilding. com is the premier website for weight training and personal fitness information; it has established itself as the “go-to” website for fitness related advice. Our syndication of the What I Want Fitness show offers our company a chance to expand its reach to targeted niche viewers, thru a mutually beneficial & synergist partnership with Bodybuilding. com” says Ryan Hoback, CEO & Founder of What I Want Podcasting.

With the explosion of podcasting and the mass use of iPods among fitness enthusiasts, What I Want Fitness has taken a new direction with personal training now in the palm of your hand.

For more information visit http://bodybuilding. com/fun/whatiwantfitnesscast. htm (http://bodybuilding. com/fun/whatiwantfitnesscast. htm)

Bodybuilding. com offers more than 5,900 health and fitness products to help people exceed their shape and fitness goals. They offer more than 18,000 pages of valuable bodybuilding and fitness information including more than 8,000 articles written by 385 plus writers, video & audio segments, with new content being added daily.

The What I Want Fitness show is owned and operated by the What I Want Podcasting Network.

What I Want Podcasting is a leading podcast development firm specializing in the commercial application of podcasting.

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Sunday, July 25, 2004

Iowan Tackles Everest and More in Unprecedented Adventure

Iowan Tackles Everest and More in Unprecedented Adventure

Charlie Wittmack to embark on 12,000 mile triathlon; global health and education goals.

Des Moines, IA (Vocus) April 1, 2010

Charlie Wittmack (http://www. theworldtri. com/AboutCharlieWittmack. aspx), the first Iowan to climb Mount Everest and who made international news in attempting to swim the English Channel in 2008, made it official today. Wittmack announced that he is undertaking environmental, educational and global health challenges as a legacy to his simultaneous, first-of-its-kind intercontinental triathlon set to launch in July.

Wittmack is a world class adventurer, speaker, educator, attorney and family man. This time, emboldened by a vision and sense of responsibility globally, Wittmack will embark on The World Tri (http://www. theworldtri. com/), an 11-month expedition during which he will launch a maternal health program in gratitude to the Sherpas and their families in Nepal, develop K-12 curriculum for students across the U. S. and beyond, and then swim, bike and run nearly 12,000 miles through 12 countries, an unprecedented feat even for world-caliber triathlon participants.

The World Tri team begins the expedition Sunday, July 11, 2010 and will end Saturday, June 11, 2011. Wittmack’s team includes his wife, Cate and their two-year-old son, James. Also joining him is award-winning journalist Brian Triplett and filmmaker Andy Stoll. Dozens of physicians and medical students will volunteer their time and expertise to assist with the global health efforts.

Wittmack’s goal for The World Tri is to offer motivation to future generations, and inspires them to make a positive impact—no matter how big or small.

“I look at my two-year-old son and think about what kind of a world he’ll inherit,” says Wittmack. “I’ve shifted my focus from the past, which I can’t control, to the future, which I can.”

The World Tri has three pillars – global health, education and the expedition itself.

Global Health
In Nepal, 830 women die for every 100,000 live births, ranking 16th worst in the world. In comparison, the maternal mortality rate is eight women for every 100,000 births in the United States. The World Tri is partnering with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Des Moines University (DMU), a medical school, to develop and implement global health programs to reduce maternal mortality in Nepal.

When The World Tri reaches Kathmandu, Nepal, DMU will provide onsite physicians and medical students to provide training on safe childbearing. With WHO, the White Ribbon Alliance and medical professionals, the team will work with local birth attendants to teach best practices and provide equipment for complicated deliveries with DMU’s state-of-the-art simulators. There will also be a push for public awareness and education.

“Nepal has one of the highest infant mortality rates in Southeast Asia. By getting involved in The World Tri project, Des Moines University’s Global Health program will be able to bring awareness to the problem and provide much-needed public education,” says Dr. Yogesh Shah, Associate Dean, Global Affairs for Des Moines University. “Through training of skilled caregivers and community education, we are optimistic that we can make a big impact on the health of woman while providing our students and the community with educational opportunities.”

Adventure Institute
The World Tri will create interactive curriculum from which students can track the expedition’s progress and engage in science and environmental lessons. Each lesson plan is tailored to the regions explored during The World Tri and confronts participants with a blend of contemporary and traditional earth science issues, including alternative energy, water quality, water scarcity, geology, meteorology, climatology and oceanography.

“I often struggled with connecting the curriculum at school with my everyday life,” says Wittmack. “With The World Tri curriculum, students get to see the results and impact of their decisions in a web-based format that they can relate to.”

The Expedition
When Wittmack was 15, he dreamed of an expedition like this. Now, 17 years later, his dream has expanded to an inspirational vision of reducing Nepal’s maternal mortality rate and also to create state-of-the-art lesson plans for students. However, the physical aspect of The World Tri still exists and is unparalleled.

Wittmack’s expedition includes:
 Swimming 220 miles (London, England, to Calais, France; the English Channel itself is only 20 miles)  Biking 11,428 miles (Calais, France, to Kathmandu, Nepal)  Running/Climbing 450 miles (Kathmandu, Nepal, to the summit of Mount Everest)

This isn’t Wittmack’s first time climbing Mount Everest. In 2003, he reached its summit after making two back-to back attempts without food or water during some of the worst weather in the recorded history of the mountain. He is the first Iowan to scale Mount Everest.

The World Tri has received support from such partners as Mercy Medical Center, Des Moines University, the World Health Organization, Pfizer Corporation and others, such as the private donors who are financing the trek itself along with Charlie Wittmack and his family.

“Mercy Medical Center has chosen to partner with Charlie Wittmack because he’s demonstrated an exceptional personal and professional commitment to physical and mental achievement, in addition to his motivational skills with others to reach their business and personal goals, including healthier lifestyles,” explains Joe LeValley, Senior Vice President of Planning and Advocacy at Mercy Medical Center. “Charlie’s quest should be an inspiration to all of us as we strive to create healthier communities.”

The World Tri (http://www. theworldtri. com/) is the vision of Charlie Wittmack. It’s a three-fold initiative to address maternal mortality rates in Nepal, offer interactive curriculum for students that provides real-life solutions, and complete an unprecedented physical challenge. The 11-month expedition will take Charlie and his team nearly 12,000 miles through 12 countries. Visit www. theworldtri. com for more information.

Media Contact:
Lara Plathe
(515) 453-2042 (work)
(515) 231-7634 (cell)

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Friday, July 23, 2004

Lollipops Help Lick a Queasy Stomach

Lollipops Help Lick a Queasy Stomach

Queasy Pops are a naturally-flavored lollipop that helps ease nausea associated with chemotherapy, radiation and motion sickness. Queasy Pops are all natural and safe for children.

(PRWEB) October 29, 2003

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

CONTACT: Julie Davine

Three Lollies, LLC

818-704-5422

Jdavine@aol. com

Lollipops Help Lick a Queasy Stomach

Los Angeles (PRWEB) October 28, 2003--– The makers of the popular Preggie Pops are pleased to introduce Queasy Pops, a naturally flavored, specially formulated lollipop that’s shown to be effective in countering the queasiness associated with chemotherapy, radiation and motion sickness.

Queasy Pops were developed by a team of medical professionals intent on providing a healthy and tasty alternative to over-the-counter medicines that often cause drowsiness.

“Queasy Pops are a very safe and natural way to help with any type of medication-induced nausea or motion sickness,” said pharmacologist Tanya Gurvich, Pharm. D.

The health care professionals who developed and stand behind the product searched professional journals, chat rooms and consulted other physicians and nurses prior to releasing the product. Customer discussions led to additional improvements, including the creation of even tastier lollipops. Queasy Pops also alleviate dry mouth, provide quick calories for a nice energy boost and are effective in combating morning sickness.

Queasy Pops are available in the following natural and delicious flavors:

Sour fruits: people often crave sour or tart flavors when they have a queasy stomach. Tart foods also act as an appetite stimulant. Our natural sour fruit lollipops include Sour Raspberry and Sour Lemon. [These flavors might aggravate mouth sores]. Ginger: this popular root has provided medicinal benefits to people all around the world who have known for centuries its ability to quell a queasy stomach. While highly recommended, natural ginger has become scarce in many products due to the arrival of artificial flavorings. The naturally flavored ginger Queasy Pop is the perfect combination of sugar and spice.

Lavender: a most unusual flavor, the same lavender that enhances relaxation in aromatherapy also serves as the basis of our deliciously sweet, flowery and fragrant Lavender Queasy Pop.

Peppermint and Cinnamon: while mostly everyone knows the breath benefits of Mint and Cinnamon, few could guess that these flavors are equally effective in combating nausea. Often used in herbal tea, customers report a reduction of nausea and an overall feeling of relaxation.

Papaya: this healthy and delicious fruit has been used as a medicinal remedy and digestive aid in the Caribbean and Hawaiian Island's for centuries. Our natural papaya lollipop is fragrant, fresh and soothing.

To order Queasy Pops, visit our Web site at www. queasypop. com or call us toll-free at 866.773.4443.

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Monday, July 19, 2004

Women Are Chief Health Officers: TalkTank™ Reality-based Forum Reveals Secrets To Success For Marketers

Women Are Chief Health Officers: TalkTank™ Reality-based Forum Reveals Secrets To Success For Marketers

An interactive health forum that taps into women as Chief Health Officers is helping marketers navigate a new terrain where women make health decisions for themselves, their children and their aging parents. The TalkTank™ reality-based forum highlights the second annual Marketing to the New Healthcare Consumer Conference (www. mtnhcc. com), Chicago, Illinois, September 17, 2007.

Norwalk, CT (PRWEB) September 7, 2007

Norwalk, CT September 7, 2007 -- An interactive health forum that taps into women as Chief Health Officers is helping marketers navigate a new terrain where women make health decisions for themselves, their children and their aging parents. The TalkTank™ reality-based forum highlights the second annual Marketing to the New Healthcare Consumer Conference (www. mtnhcc. com), Chicago, Illinois, September 17, 2007.

"Women make over 80 percent of healthcare decisions, not only as consumers of health and wellness products and healthcare services but also as knowledgeable 'go-tos' about the care and products consumed by their aging parents," explains Kelley Connors, president of KC Healthcare Communications LLC, a healthcare public relations and marketing firm focused on women, and founder of TalkTank™. "In addition, 74 percent of women are currently caregivers, sandwiched between their parents and their children's health and lifestyle needs."

TalkTank™ is comprised of women aged 20 to 80, featuring a live audience of women who will share their candid views with a panel of marketing-to-women experts, co-moderated by Ms. Connors and talk show host, Wendy Borow-Johnson.

"Women represent the strategic linchpin in healthcare marketing," continues Connors. "Beyond marketing to inherent biological gender differences, marketers have a significant opportunity to tap into the power that women represent as brand influencers and advocates. Their lifetime value is more than just a patient."

About KC Healthcare Communications
KC Healthcare Communications LLC is a public relations and marketing consultancy that connects companies and their brands with women through a full range of communication services including public relations, market research, conversational marketing and web-based educational programs. For more information contact Kelley Connors, MPH, at 203-856-3732 or via e-mail at Kelley @ kchealthcarecommunications. com.

About TalkTank
KC Healthcare Communications is partnering with the Women's Health Foundation, Medrise. com, and the conference organizer, Transmarx LLC, to produce TalkTank™ in Chicago.

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New Research Shows that Activating Brain's "Safety Circuit" Can Buffer Against Stress

New Research Shows that Activating Brain's "Safety Circuit" Can Buffer Against Stress

Researchers have recently discovered a "safety circuit" in the brain which, when activated, helps buffer against stressful and anxiety-provoking events. Psychologist and author Bob Murray, PhD., says that this mechanism is important in healing and preventing depression and anxiety and can be achieved through safe, supportive relationships.

(PRWEB) April 26, 2005

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified a “safety circuit” in the brain which, when activated, seems to buffer against stressful and anxiety-provoking events, according to a newly-released study in the journal Neuron.

“This new finding has enormous implications for healing anxiety and related disorders, including depression and PTSD,” says psychologist Dr. Bob Murray, co-author of the highly-acclaimed Creating Optimism: A Proven, 7-Step Program for Overcoming Depression (McGraw-Hill, paperback 2005). “The key healing factor is enabling people to activate that safety circuit. In our Uplift Program, we’ve been teaching people how to do just that, and now we have an even greater understanding of that safety mechanism in the brain.”

The Columbia researchers discovered that when mice were in an unsafe situation there was increased activity in a region of the brain called the amygdala, which processes emotions and is activated in fear responses. As long as the mice were in that unsafe situation, nothing would decrease their anxiety.

However, when they were allowed to enter an area where they felt safe, a previously unknown “safety circuit,” which exists deep within the brain, was activated. This area is responsible for the good feelings associated with safety and security and is in a part of the brain responsible for happiness and good feelings.

Once the mice were in the safe space and this area had been activated, then events that normally triggered fear responses in the amygdala had little effect.

In humans with mood disorders, the amygdala is often hyper-active and doesnÂ’t stop sending alarm signals even when danger has passed or is seen to be a false alarm.

According to Dr. Murray, “This finding helps explain why our program has a 94% success rate in follow-up questionnaires. We’ve always realized that feeling safe was the basis for resilience and healing mood disorders, and that humans do this through a network of supportive relationships. We give people highly effective and practical tools for creating secure and trustworthy relationships in their families, at work and with friends, which activate the brain’s innate mechanism for healing.”

The international Uplift Program, which Dr. Murray founded with his partner, Alicia Fortinberry, offers effective solutions to mood disorders that donÂ’t necessarily involve medication, is sponsored by leading healthcare institutions including the University of South Florida and California Institute of Integral Studies.

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Sunday, July 18, 2004

New Cool Toys Online Debuts Its New Toys For Toddlers Collection

New Cool Toys Online Debuts Its New Toys For Toddlers Collection

It may only be October, but New Cool Toys Online is ready for the holidays with the addition of activity and outdoor toys for toddlers. With special emphasis on activity, each toy has been specially selected by NewCoolToysOnline. com and promises to be a special treat for the toddler age range.

Lake City, Fla. (PRWEB) October 16, 2007

Activity and educational toys retailer puts emphasis on fun, active toys for toddlers.

It may only be October, but New Cool Toys Online is ready for the holidays with the addition of toys for toddlers. With special emphasis on activity, each toy has been specially selected by NewCoolToysOnline. com and promises to be a special treat for the toddler age range.

Featured products in the new toys for toddler range are:
 Radio Flyer Little Red Scooter  Hummer H2 Ride On Toy Car  ABC Snail Jigsaw Puzzle  Lightweight Kids Toboggan  Giant Play Tunnel

These new toys celebrate the joy of having a child in the fun 3-5 age range. Any mother knows that children this age are active and enjoy running, jumping and climbing. Children this age are also more interested in doing things with their hands as the muscles in their fingers become more developed.

The toys for toddlers range joins New Cool Toys Online catalog of outdoor toys specially selected to keep children active. The site stocks outdoor toys, ride on toys, winter toys, playground toys, activity toys, playhouses and more.

NewCoolToysOnline. com brings to it's clients the ease of shopping from home when it's convenient but also provides knowledgeable Customer Service Representatives available by telephone toll-free 800-791-8718 should a customer have any questions regarding their purchase. New Cool Toys Online ships throughout the USA and internationally. For a complete look at their product selection, please visit their website at www. newcooltoysonline. com

About NewCoolToysOnline. com (http://www. newcooltoysonline. com) - leading online retailer of outdoor toys specially selected to keep children active and healthy. We offer an extensive catalog of outdoor toys, pool toys, and snow toys.

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Friday, July 16, 2004

Vircom Warns Against the Dangers of Purchasing Flu Vaccines Online

Vircom Warns Against the Dangers of Purchasing Flu Vaccines Online

Recent onslaught of spam and email scams marketing flu vaccines makes users more susceptible to fraud and health risks

Montreal (PRWEB) October 24, 2004

Vircom Inc., developer of Modus™ secure email management solutions, cautions email users that online offers for the influenza vaccine are likely to be fraudulent and can pose serious health risks.

With only about 55 million vaccines available for the 2004-05 influenza season, the United States is facing a critical shortage. Not surprisingly, spammers and scammers have been capitalizing on the situation. Bogus offers for the flu vaccine are circulating rampantly over the Internet, and unlicensed vaccines are being sold by unregulated online pharmacies and offshore suppliers - and the ramifications are serious.

Spammers exploiting flu vaccine shortage

"The vaccine shortage has caused some people to become desperate, creating new opportunities for scammers to defraud email users," said Marc Chouinard, head of Vircom's SpamBuster Team. "We've seen a $60 vial of flu vaccine sell online for as much as $800." But Chouinard cautions that just because you can buy vaccines and nasal mist vaccines online doesn't mean you should. "There are no guarantees as to what you're getting. It's just not worth the health risks."

The U. S. Federal Drug Administration (FDA) agrees. Their website offers warnings about the dangers of purchasing drugs and vaccines online, stating that consumers who do are at "increased risk of suffering life-threatening adverse events...from inappropriately prescribed medications, dangerous drug interactions, contaminated drugs, and impure or unknown ingredients found in unapproved drugs."

Despite the wealth of information and legitimate products available over the Internet, Vircom urges people to be extremely wary of products being marketed to them - especially if they're health-related. The FDA supports this viewpoint, stating "The Internet makes it easy for unscrupulous people to sell drugs to patients withoutÂ…safeguards in place. A website may appear to be associated with a legitimate pharmacy when in fact it is not."

For more information about buying medical products online, visit http://www. fda. gov/oc/buyonline/faqs. html (http://www. fda. gov/oc/buyonline/faqs. html).

Visit Vircom's website at www. vircom. com to find out how its line of secure email management solutions can help you eliminate medical-related and other types of spam.

About Vircom

Montreal-based Vircom is a leading developer of cutting-edge Internet infrastructure and secure messaging solutions for the demanding needs of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and corporate clients. Vircom's mature Modus™ secure email management technology incorporates over 10 years of industry expertise, making it a powerful driving force in the defense against spam and email - borne fraud. Rated "Best Windows-based Anti-Spam Solution" by Network Computing and named a "2004 Recommended" product by SC Magazine, Modus has gained important industry recognition, including a record-breaking five-award distinction from Windows IT Pro magazine.

Vircom is also the developer of VOP Radius, a full-featured all-in-one RADIUS server that supports the latest RFCs, vendor specific attributes, NAS templates and has a multitude of preconfigured settings.

Contact Information

François Bourdeau

Director of Marketing

514.845.1666 x256

Francois. bourdeau@vircom. com

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Thursday, July 15, 2004

Trinitas Hospital Evaluates Incontinence Problems: Pills or Surgery?

Trinitas Hospital Evaluates Incontinence Problems: Pills or Surgery?

Several options are currently available for women experiencing bladder control and incontinence problems, including incontinence surgery and overactive bladder medication. But according to Trinitas Hospital urogynecologist Labib Edison Riachi, MD, a specialist in advanced pelvic surgery and female urinary incontinence, the two options are not interchangeable.

ELIZABETH, NJ (PRWEB) November 12, 2004

Several options are currently available for women experiencing bladder control and incontinence problems, including incontinence surgery and overactive bladder medication. But according to Trinitas Hospital urogynecologist Labib Edison Riachi, MD, a specialist in advanced pelvic surgery and female urinary incontinence, the two options are not interchangeable.

“Many women experiencing incontinence problems have seen the advertisements for the overactive bladder pills and patches, and incorrectly believe that taking a daily pill can solve their problems,” says Dr. Riachi, the first physician in northern New Jersey and one of the first in the nation to successfully perform the Gynecare TVT-Obturator procedure for female incontinence. “However, the medication is only for women who experience frequent urination or the urge to urinate immediately, not for women with urinary incontinence as a result of muscle weakness or other medical problems.”

Dr. Riachi, who was the first surgeon in New Jersey to perform incontinence surgery using the Boston Scientific Transvaginal Sling, is the founder of the Center for Advanced Pelvic Surgery at Trinitas Hospital.

“In addition, it’s important for women to remember that the pills and patches come with a wide range of side effects, including dry mouth, retention and constipation,” says Dr. Riachi. “The minimally-invasive procedures we perform at Trinitas Hospital can be completed in only 15 minutes, versus a lifetime of taking medication.”

The surgical procedure involves positioning a mesh sling underneath the urethra, creating a supportive sling. The procedure does not require catheterization, and most patients are able to return to normal activities within two days. It is performed under local or regional anesthesia.

Each year, more than 13 million women in the United States experience urinary incontinence, resulting in leakage or accidents. Although incontinence is a condition generally associated with aging, it can be a problem for women of all ages. In fact, one in four women between the ages of 30 to 59 have experienced an episode of incontinence.

Trinitas Hospital also offers specialized physical therapy services targeted to women with pelvic floor and incontinence problems. The rehabilitation services are part of the full complement of pelvic care services offered at the hospital by Dr. Riachi, including biofeedback continence training, evaluation and treatment, and pelvic floor dysfunction services.

Dr. Riachi is a member of the Women's Care Physician's Group, LLC and the Medical Staff of Trinitas Hospital. For further information on Female Urinary Incontinence and the TVT-O procedure at Trinitas Hospital, please call (908) 282-2000.

About Trinitas Hospital

Trinitas Hospital is a full service healthcare facility and a Catholic teaching hospital sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, serving those who live and work in Eastern and Central Union County. It is the result of the merger of Elizabeth General Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital in 2000. Operating on two major campuses, Trinitas Hospital offers 531 beds, including a 120-bed long-term care center. Trinitas Hospital provides comprehensive medical/surgical services, emergency services, senior services, adult and child/adolescent psychiatric care, cardiac care, cancer services, renal services, an infectious disease program, maternal/child health services including a high-risk newborn nursery, inpatient pediatric care, diabetes management center, wound healing center, sleep disorders center and a bloodless medicine program.

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Austin Musician Finds Focus, Happiness With The Help Of SIMS Foundation. KXAN Airs Interview Featuring Nakia Reynoso

Austin Musician Finds Focus, Happiness With The Help Of SIMS Foundation. KXAN Airs Interview Featuring Nakia Reynoso.

Nakia Reynoso was featured in a news story aired on April 2, 2004 by Austin NBC affiliate, KXAN - 36. Nakia was interviewed about his experiences as a SIMS Foundation client, an organization founded to give Austin musicians access to affordable mental health care. Two of Nakia's songs were also featured in the piece that ran during the 6 O'clock news, "Weather Man" and "Family Veins."

(PRWEB) April 5, 2004

"All the pain that you tried to push aside, all the memories that you tried to hide. Well, there's just no where for you to run" sings Nakia, who is still a newcomer to the Austin music scene, but not a stranger to mental illness. Like so many of his peers, Nakia suffers from bi-polar disorder, just one of many conditions that musicians like Nakia can seek affordable treatment for through the SIMS Foundation.

"SIMS saved my life," Nakia says with a smile. It was when Nakia was a contracted employee with very little medical benefits that SIMS was able to offer him access to low-cost therapy and medication that he otherwise would have been forced to try and face life without.

So, when KXAN's Susie Cohen called Nakia to ask if he would be interested in participating in a story to raise awareness about the organization and a fundraiser that would be taking place the following Sunday, Nakia gladly said yes.

"I'm still not at a point where I can give back anything financial to SIMS. I want to, but it's just not an option," Nakia says, "but I can afford some of my time and energy as a volunteer. So, I have been helping out at events and fundraisers. I was thrilled to have an opportunity to speak about SIMS and hopefully some musicians out there watched the interview and made the connection like I did."

Nakia is an Austin-based singer/songwriter and performer. Raised on Southern Gospel, Soul, Country, Classic Rock and 80's Pop in the foothills of the Applachian mountains in Alabama, Nakia moved to Austin in the fall of 2002. Nakia's website, http://www. nakia. net (http://www. nakia. net) features a community based information and download area available to fans and press alike.

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Al fresco All Natural Is The Official Chicken Sausage Of The 112th Boston Marathon

Al fresco All Natural Is The Official Chicken Sausage Of The 112th Boston Marathon

America's favorite chicken sausage to fuel marathon runners the evening before the big race

Chelsea, MA (PRWEB) April 4, 2008

For the third year in a row, al fresco all natural Sweet Italian chicken sausage has been selected as the official chicken sausage of the 112th Boston Marathon. Over 10,000 marathon runners will gather at City Hall and City Hall Plaza for Boston Marathon pre-race pasta dinner.

Al fresco all natural was chosen by event organizers based on its taste and nutritional value. Made with all natural gourmet ingredients, al fresco all natural delivers healthy goodness in each bite without sacrificing great taste. al fresco all natural is available in 15 different dinner and breakfast varieties.

Naturally delicious, al fresco all natural is an easy-to-prepare chicken sausage that offers active health conscious people healthy lifestyle benefits such as:
100% All Natural - no nitrates, nitrites or artificial ingredients or artificial preservatives 70% less fat than traditional pork sausage. Trans fat free. Most flavors are high in protein and low in carbs. Many dinner and breakfast varieties are fully-cooked for convenience, so they are ready in minutes--just heat and serve! Easy, light meal ideas and available on every package. Available in a variety of gourmet flavors. Made with a natural casing for an authentic sausage texture and bite. All fully cooked flavors are gluten-free. All breakfast flavors are pork-free.

Al fresco all natural can be found in fine supermarkets and grocery stores across the country for suggested retail prices of:
$4.99 for a 16oz, 5-link package of fresh chicken dinner sausages. $4.99 for a 12oz, 4-link package of fully cooked chicken dinner sausages. $4.49 for a 10oz, 8-link package of fully cooked breakfast chicken sausages.

About al fresco all natural

Al fresco all natural is manufactured by Kayem Foods, Inc. the largest meat processor in New England, making over 500 products under eight brand names. The privately-held and operated company has been owned and operated by the same family since 1909. Kayem Foods offers the best of both worlds - "Old World" flavor and "New World" quality and freshness.

For more information, visit the al fresco all natural website at www. alfrescoallnatural. com

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Event Honors Los Angeles and Beirut Sister City Agreement

Event Honors Los Angeles and Beirut Sister City Agreement

Los Angeles and Beirut have agreed to unite in a historic sister-city relationship. William Kaafarani, President of the Multicultural Business Council (MBC), has organized a celebration for top dignitaries, celebrities, and delegates at the luxurious Intercontinental Phoenician Hotel on July 1st, 2006.

Rochester, MI (PRWEB) June 24, 2006

Los Angeles and Beirut have agreed to unite in a historic sister-city relationship. William Kaafarani, President of the Multicultural Business Council (MBC), has organized a celebration for top dignitaries, celebrities, and delegates at the luxurious Intercontinental Phoenician Hotel on July 1st, 2006.

A VIP dinner party, hosted by ALO Hayati, America's top Middle-Eastern magazine, celebrates the inauguration of this partnership. Wafa Kanan, publisher of ALO, is presenting the magazine's M. E. Award to world-renowned musician, composer and producer, Elias Rahbani for his Excellence in Connecting Cultures.

“It is with great pride we will present Mr. Elias Rahbani with ALO's M. E. Award,” says Kanan. “From the start, it was obvious that Mr. Rahbani should be our choice for his efforts to fuse cultures together through his musical inspiration.”

The sister city agreement was signed into effect by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on June 20th at Los Angeles City Hall. A delegation of 20 dignitaries and businesspeople from Los Angeles are traveling with Kaafarani to the official Beirut signing ceremony at the Nicholas Sursock Palace in Ashrafieh, Lebanon.

Beirut and Los Angeles share similarities in language, cultural, arts, economical drives and democratic form of government. Both cities agree that enormous social, cultural, educational, trade, commerce and investment benefits will be gained by formalizing their sister-city relationship.

"As the first Lebanese-American member of the Los Angeles City Council, I am proud to join with my colleagues an ocean away to make history as Beirut's Sister City in America,” says Dennis Zine, Los Angeles Councilmember, District 3. “Lebanese-Americans living in Los Angeles are a vital part of our city, and I look forward to strengthening the friendship between our cities."

The purpose of the project is to enhance the relationship between the people of Los Angeles and the people of Beirut. This project will foster friendship, knowledge, commerce, and understanding between these two people through exchange of culture, education, public works, health services, arts, science, sports and industry.

The Los Angeles-Beirut Sister City organization will aid both cities and countries to establish a foundation which will bring forth positive media, appreciation, and humanity to both societies. With the official launch of this project, there will be greater knowledge and power to Los Angeles and Beirut.

The Multicultural Business Council, based in Detroit, Michigan, USA, arranges cultural tours as part of MBC's vision to connect cultures through commerce.

About the Multicultural Business Council: MBC is a membership organization based near Detroit, Michigan. Its purpose is to connect cultures through commerce. The organization offers certification programs, events, cultural trips, and other venues to increase awareness and appreciation of the multiple cultures flavor the world. For more information about MBC visit ww. mbc-usa. org.

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Monday, July 12, 2004

Salon & Spa Owners Increase Your Business Sales

Salon & Spa Owners Increase Your Business Sales

Fox Custom Cosmetics will customize spa & salon products to meet your clientele needs. We also label your products with any name you choose so your salon would have it's own skincare line.

(PRWEB) May 18, 2005

Increase sales and make your salon work at peak levels with FCC's custom spa and salon products. Your clients will notice a visible difference in their skin. They will enjoy optimal results from advanced skin care products that are made one at a time, just for you.

With your input, we create the finest skin care products to deliver the exact benefits you want. While other brands offer low levels of a variety of ingredients, we add high levels of only the targeted, active ingredients that your skin needs - the most effective ingredients for the most effective results

At Fox Custom Cosmetics, all ingredients utilized are plant-based, cold

Pressed or steam distilled to preserve their botanical properties. They soothe, nourish, moisturize and regenerate the skin with no cheap fillers. The products are lovingly created by a small staff whose primary goal is the health and spiritual well-being of the consumer.

Not only does FCC offer custom skin care, hair care, cosmetic products. We also offer spa supplies. We don't stop at just giving our clients the best custom products available on the market today. You also won't find a better price! We also let you customize your minimums. For example if you want 15 each of apple cellulite cream with collagen & 10 each of the peach cellulite cream with aloe. It would count as 1 order of 25each so you will meet the minimum for that product. We offer this service with all of our products so you never end up with more than you need.

The best part is our labeling system. We label all of your custom cosmetics with any name you choose. You can finally offer your clients skincare products that are under your salon name. Your salon would have itÂ’s very own skincare line.

Fox Custom Cosmetics ships orders within 48-72 hours. They are received worldwide in approximately ten days. Products are guaranteed. If not satisfied, items will be recustomized until approval is met, or money will be refunded without hassle.

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ADMINISOFT, INC. ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF STANDALONE HIPAA-COMPLIANT TRANSACTION SOLUTION

ADMINISOFT, INC. ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF STANDALONE HIPAA-COMPLIANT TRANSACTION SOLUTION

There is no need to replace your current Benefits Administration System to meet looming HIPAA compliance deadlines. HIPAAxchange from AdminiSoft, Inc. is a standalone, HIPAA transaction-compliant product that integrates with any benefits administration system, regardless of the hardware or operating system environments.

(PRWEB) December 21, 2002

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For Further Information Contact:

Steve Michels, Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Sales@adminisoftonline. com

909.392.7054

Www. adminisoftonline. com

ADMINISOFT, INC. ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF STANDALONE HIPAA-COMPLIANT TRANSACTION SOLUTION

La Verne, CA, December 19, 2002 – AdminiSoft, Inc., a leading provider of HIPAA-compliant software solutions for the employee benefits market, today announced the official release of HIPAAxchange™ version 1.0. HIPAAxchange, the industry’s leading standalone, HIPAA transaction-compliant product, functions on both Windows NT and UNIX servers. Version 1.0 includes eligibility request and response, claims submission, claims status and claims payment/advice transactions, and includes standard legacy application interfaces, Web pages and comprehensive user/system documentation. The beta version was released earlier this year.

The primary strength of the HIPAAxchange solution is its integration with any legacy benefits administration system, regardless of hardware or operating system environment, thus reducing administrative costs and the need for costly upgrades. “We are pleased to offer our customers an affordable, viable HIPAA-compliant solution,” said Ron Jensen, AdminiSoft’s Vice President of Product Development. “HIPAA compliance is a looming challenge for many organizations and HIPAAxchange is designed to help remove some of the stress from compliance efforts.”

Recent accounts implementing the HIPAAxchange solution include the Screen Actors Guild - Producers Administrative Corporation, Carpenters Southern California Administrative Corporation, Laborers Funds Administrative Office of Northern California, Millette Administrators, Inc. and United Administrative Services.

National Labor Systems has been signed as an Authorized AdminiSoft Business Partner.

Additional information on HIPAAxchange may be found on the AdminiSoft Web site at www. adminisoftonline. com.

AdminiSoft, Inc.

AdminiSoft, Inc. is a premier provider of e-business integration-based software to the global employee benefits market. The companyÂ’s flagship product, HIPAAxchange, is the healthcare industryÂ’s leading standalone, HIPAA transaction-compliant product. Founded in 2001, AdminiSoft is headquartered in La Verne, California.

HIPAAxchange™ is a trademark of AdminiSoft, Inc. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of the respective companies or organizations.

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Friday, July 9, 2004

Betty Crocker Goes Gluten-Free

Betty Crocker Goes Gluten-Free

Teaming with expert, Jean Duane, Alternative Cook, Betty Crocker Gluten Free Recipe Collection will be on newsstands across the country today.

Centennial, CO (PRWEB) December 29, 2010

Whether you have Celiac disease, gluten intolerance or just know that living gluten free is a healthier lifestyle these quick and easy recipes will make this diet a delight. Betty Crocker Gluten Free Recipe Collection will be on newsstands across the country on December 29, 2010. Gluten free expert, Jean Duane, Alternative Cook teamed up with the Betty Crocker test kitchen to develop fast and foolproof recipes such as: Best-Ever Banana Bread, Dinner Rolls, Homemade Pizza (featured on the cover), Apple Pie, Apricot Muffins with Almond Streusel Topping, Cornbread, Sugar Cookies, Waffles, Cinnamon Scones and Gravy. The Sandwich Bread is sure to become a regular in every gluten free household.

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Recipe Collection is chock full of delicious gluten free recipes from Appetizers & Snacks to Best Breakfasts, Satisfying Meals, Breads & Sides, Desserts and More. It has a special section on Nutrition and Recipe Testing Guidelines and an ingredient guide in a section entitled Living Gluten Freely. One of the testers on the panel who has three family embers who follow a gluten free diet said, "My family would love these." Senior Editor Diane Carlson states "Our mission is simple: To help you live a better life gluten free".

Betty Crocker Most Requested Recipes is on newsstands across the country. With over 280 recipes, it is one to have on hand to make fool-proof, nutritious meals for gluten free guests or family members all through the year. According to a recent study by the National Commission on Digestive Diseases, 60-70 million Americans are negatively affected by the foods they eat - and gluten and dairy top the list of implicated foods. Symptoms of gluten and dairy intolerance are systemic and can affect virtually all of the systems in the body - from migraines, to arthritis, to digestive maladies. Celiac Disease is 100% curable with adherence to a gluten-free diet, and children on the Autism spectrum often improve on a gluten-free, dairy-free (GFCF) diet.

Jean Duane, Alternative Cook, LLC produces instructional DVDs (Chocolate, Mexican, Italian and Kids' Meals), video streams and Bake Deliciously! Gluten and Dairy Free Cookbook. She shows how to cook without gluten, dairy and other food-allergens. She has produced several spots for Comcast's Video on Demand, made television appearances on PBS and has been a featured speaker at the 2009 and 2010 International Association for Culinary Professionals' Conferences. She has developed recipes for Betty Crocker, for Beautiful Sweets bakery and been featured in Better Homes and Gardens special Christmas Cookies 2010. A regular speaker and magazine writer, she won Kiplinger's "Dream in You" contest in 2006.

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Irish Education Council Deploying Lombardi Business Process Management (BPM) Suite

Irish Education Council Deploying Lombardi Business Process Management (BPM) Suite

Satyam & Lombardi collaborate on awards management processes for FETAC.

London, UK (PRWEB) January 8, 2008

Lombardi®, a leader in business process management (BPM) software, today announced that Satyam Computer Services Ltd. is deploying its award-winning Teamworks® BPM software suite at The Further Education Training and Awards Council (FETAC) of Ireland. The deployment is part of a major contract awarded to Satyam to develop enterprise-class processes that support FETAC's core business needs.

FETAC makes approximately 100,000 awards every year to students completing a range of education and training programs within Ireland. Awards Management at FETAC consists of different business processes focusing on Awards Standards, Program Evaluation, Certification and Program Validation. Lombardi Teamworks forms the backbone of Satyam's solution.

"Our consulting-led approach enabled us to showcase a solution framework that will enable FETAC to achieve its business goals," said Sriram Krishnan, Satyam's senior vice president of Consulting and Enterprise Solutions. "Lombardi's robust product offering, coupled with our execution capabilities, will prove to be a winning combination."

Satyam, a leader in BPM consulting and services, will be responsible for end-to-end delivery of FETAC's new program. It will roll out a multi-tiered solution focused on Process Management, Business Intelligence and Document Management.

Satyam will initially use Teamworks to coordinate FETAC business processes that support Awards Management. Teamworks will improve process visibility and performance for FETAC, enhance collaboration among business stakeholders, and reduce cycle times. In the future, Teamworks will streamline core certification processes such as quality assurance and program validation.

"With Teamworks, Satyam can rapidly design and implement mission-critical business processes for FETAC, enabling the customer to benefit almost immediately," said Alan Godfrey, EVP and European general manager, Lombardi. "Lombardi is clearly playing a critical role in helping government agencies and companies of all sizes to manage, scale and improve their core business processes."

Lombardi Teamworks® (http://www. lombardi. com/bpm-software-products. php) is a leading BPM software suite for designing, executing, and improving business processes. Teamworks for Office™ (http://www. lombardi. com/bpm-microsoft-office. php) makes it easy for anyone to participate in business process management using the familiar Microsoft® Office System products. Lombardi Blueprint™ (http://www. lombardi. com/bpm-blueprint-product. php) is the only on-demand, collaborative process documenting tool that enables companies to map processes, identify problems and prioritize improvement opportunities.

About FETAC
As the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland, the Further Education and Training Awards Council (FETAC) (http://www. fetac. ie) gives people the opportunity to gain recognition for learning in education or training centres, in the work place and in the community. Programmes leading to FETAC awards are offered nationwide by a wide range of providers in diverse settings, including BIM, Fáilte Ireland (CERT), FÁS and Teagasc centres, VEC's, adult and community education and training centres, Institutes of Technology and in the workplace.

FETAC was set up as a statutory body on 11 June 2001 by the Minister for Education and Science under the Qualifications (Education & Training) Act, 1999. FETAC has responsibility for making awards previously made by BIM, Fáilte Ireland (CERT), FÁS, NCVA and Teagasc and has made over 500,000 awards to date.

About Satyam
Satyam (NYSE: SAY) is a leading global business and information technology company that delivers consulting, systems integration, and outsourcing solutions to clients in over 20 industries. Satyam has deep industry and functional expertise, leading technology practices, and an advanced, global delivery model to help clients transform their highest-value business processes and improve their business performance.

Satyam is powered by nearly 45,700* professionals who excel in engineering and product development, supply chain management, client relationship management, business process quality, business intelligence, enterprise integration, and infrastructure management, among other key capabilities.
It operates through 27* state-of-the-art development centres in the US, Canada, Brazil, the UK, Hungary, Egypt, UAE, India, China, Malaysia, Singapore, and Australia. It serves 599* global companies, of which 173* are Fortune Global 500 and Fortune US 500 corporations. * As of September 30, 2007

About Lombardi
Lombardi is a leader in business process management (BPM) software for companies, systems integrators and government agencies. We offer award-winning BPM technology, know-how and services to help our customers become Process-Driven. Lombardi products are built on open standards, and provide ongoing prioritization, planning, visibility and control of business processes, increasing the speed and flexibility with which organizations can manage their business process activity and decision-making.

Lombardi (http://www. lombardi. com) is behind some of the largest, most successful BPM implementations in the world. Our customers include Allianz Life, Aflac, Banco Espirito Santo, Capital One, Dell, El Paso Corp., Hasbro, ING Direct, Maritz Travel, National Bank of Canada, National Institute of Health, Rabobank, Safety-Kleen, Sprint, T-Mobile, Universal Music Group, Xbridge, and numerous governmental agencies.

Lombardi, Teamworks are registered trademarks and Teamworks Process Optimizer, Teamworks Portal, Teamworks for Office 2003 and Lombardi Blueprint are trademarks of Lombardi Software, Inc. All other company/product names and service marks may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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Poppy’s Baby Gear Debuts Blog to Showcase the Value of Organic Baby Clothing

Poppy’s Baby Gear Debuts Blog to Showcase the Value of Organic Baby Clothing

Founder of PoppysBabyGear. com, Connie Cook, is pleased to announce the launch of her brand-new blog, PoppysBabyGearBlog. com. Developed to complement her web store, the social platform promotes the growing importance for organic baby apparel as well as the green aspects of an all-natural wardrobe. Visit her website to browse an extraordinary collection of organic baby apparel and more.

Sebastopol, CA (Vocus) October 13, 2010

Web entrepreneur Connie Cook is pleased to announce the publication of her brand-new business blog, http://www. PoppysBabyGearBlog. com. Launched in September 2010, the social platform was developed to provide educational news briefs about the growing importance of organic baby apparel. Additionally, the blog highlights the benefits of bamboo clothing as well as how these garments contribute to a green lifestyle and a healthy planet.

“I’m quite concerned with the health of our planet;” Cook said. “It’s my belief that the less pesticides and herbicides we use, the healthier everyone – including Mother Nature – will be, especially babies and their ultra-sensitive skin.”

At http://www. PoppysBabyGear. com shoppers are invited to browse an exciting collection of organic baby apparel and accessories. Choose from a premium selection of boy’s, girl’s and unisex garments that includes onesies, T-shirts, pants, overalls, dresses, sweaters and more. Organic accessories such as patchwork quilts, baby shoes, plush toys, hats, mittens, slippers and towels may also be purchased.

“Our collection of baby apparel includes a variety of bamboo blends, which is a naturally hypoallergenic and antibacterial fabric that is twice as absorbent as cotton, prevents skin irritations and is thermal regulating. Its luxurious quality is comparable to pima cotton or Egyptian cotton and it drapes beautifully like silk,” Cook said.

The web store also allows shoppers to place custom orders with a personalized baby gift. Items such as thermal blankets, T-shirts, onesies, hats, John Johns and dresses in specific styles are eligible for embroidery enhancements that include initials, names and any other details requested by a customer.

Keep an eye out for new merchandise as Cook will continue to update her website with new products. Just on the horizon, she hopes to expand her current selection to provide shoppers with a more extensive assortment of apparel and accessories. Plus, in the distant future she hopes to introduce baby strollers and car seats to her collection.

PoppysBabyGear. com – where creative and trendy baby apparel is made from all-natural materials to provide the ultimate care and comfort for babies while keeping the planet green!

About the Company:
PoppysBabyGear. com – a division of Douglas Lane Ventures, LLC – is owned and operated by web entrepreneur, Connie Cook.

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Connie Cook
Http://www. PoppysBabyGear. com
(707) 887-2151

IePlexus, Inc.
Http://www. iePlexus. com

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Tuesday, July 6, 2004

The Leeds Group Announces Agreement With BioLargo, Inc

The Leeds Group Announces Agreement With BioLargo, Inc.

Orange County, Calif. firm will provide marketing and business development services to advance BioLargo’s commercial efforts both domestically and internationally.

Irvine, CA (Vocus) April 16, 2010

The Leeds Group announced today that it has entered into a non-exclusive agreement with BioLargo, Inc. to provide marketing and business development services to advance BioLargo’s commercial efforts both domestically and internationally.

“We are very excited to be working with BioLargo and their entire team," says Leeds Group CEO Trevor Leeds. "Their award-winning, platform iodine technologies are game changing for many industries.

“The Leeds Group will be focused on advancing the BioLargo technology, mainly Isan™, Odor-No-More™, and Cupridyne™, into licensing, joint venture and strategic partnerships. We have developed key relationships that we believe are well situated to exploit the commercial opportunities for BioLargo’s technologies.”

BioLargo continues to expand its distributor network for Odor-No-More products and recently announced the signing of the Isan USA license agreements.

“The Leeds Group has invested considerable time and energy in preparation for their work on our behalf," says Dennis Calvert, CEO and President of BioLargo, Inc. "We believe they will continue to deliver results for us and look forward to a long-term relationship with their team."

About The Leeds Group:
The Leeds Group is a strategic marketing and business development firm located in Orange County, CA. The Leeds Group helps develop unique business opportunities, builds lasting corporate ventures and implements strategic marketing solutions, all of which enhance their partner's business with increased visibility and sales. With both domestic and international reach, The Leeds Group has clientele in technology, the building industry, financial sectors, manufacturing, and sports and entertainment. The company’s website is www. LeedsGroup. net.

About BioLargo, Inc.:
BioLargo’s business strategy is to harness and deliver Nature’s Best Solution™ -- free-iodine – in a safe, efficient, environmentally sensitive and cost-effective manner. BioLargo’s proprietary technology works by combining micro-nutrient salts with liquid from any source to deliver free-iodine on demand, in controlled dosages, in order to balance efficacy of performance with concerns about toxicity. BioLargo’s technology has potential commercial applications within global industries, including but not limited to agriculture, animal health, beach and soil environmental uses, consumer products, food processing, medical and water. BioLargo’s strategic licensing partner, Ioteq IP Pty Ltd. was named a “Top 50 Water Company for the 21st Century” by The Artemis Project™. The company’s website is www. BioLargo. com and its products are sold under the brand name Odor-No-More™ by BioLargo’s wholly owned subsidiary, Odor-No-More, Inc. (www. OdorNoMore. com). BioLargo now archives investor and shareholder communications as www. biolargoshares. blogspot. com.

Contact:
Trevor R. Leeds, CEO
The Leeds Group
P: 714-944-1793
F: 714-716-8403
E: Trevor (at) LeedsGroup (dot) net

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AIRS Increases Power of its SourcePoint Recruitment Technology Solution with New Job Board Integrations

AIRS Increases Power of its SourcePoint Recruitment Technology Solution with New Job Board Integrations

AIRS -- the leader in recruitment training, technology and outsourcing -- announced today four new integrations of job boards into its market-leading recruitment CRM -- AIRS SourcePoint. These integrations provide SourcePoint clients with the expanded ability to source new talent quickly and easily, further develop their recruitment prospects, and seamlessly import these clients into their applicant tracking systems.

Wilder, VT (PRWEB) July 26, 2007

AIRS -- the leader in recruitment training, technology and outsourcing -- announced today four new integrations of job boards into its market-leading recruitment CRM -- AIRS SourcePoint. These integrations provide SourcePoint clients with the expanded ability to source new talent quickly and easily, further develop their recruitment prospects, and seamlessly import these clients into their applicant tracking systems.

"We are pleased to announce the continual growth of SourcePoint through these new integrations," said Chris Forman, CEO of AIRS, "Corporate Gray, BioSpace, BioHealthRx. com, and HireDiversity. com will allow us to provide our clients with an even more robust solution to meet their growing needs."

The new integrations include:

Corporate Gray:

Competitive Edge Services connects transitioning and former military personnel with employers nationwide through the Corporate Gray Series books, Corporate Gray Job Fairs, and Corporate Gray Online (www. CorporateGray. com). With the recent integration of Corporate Gray Online into AIRS, companies seeking military-experienced talent for civilian careers can now directly access those resumes following a paid Corporate Gray Online subscription. Employers can post jobs and search the resume database on a number of discrete fields including rank, branch of service, education level, security clearance, keywords, location, and recency of resume submission. For more information, contact Carl Savino at (703) 690-6381.

BioSpace:

BioSpace, a subsidiary of onTargetjobs, is globally recognized as the leading online career network, community and content provider for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. BioSpace. com offers an unparalleled distribution channel for life science recruitment, investment, product, and event information. BioSpace is also the industry leader in regional life science career event management and production. Additionally, BioSpace powers DeviceSpace. com, an online community delivering similar products and services for the Medical Device and Diagnostics industries.

BioHealthRx. com:

Founded by CEO and President Jeri Lyskowinski, BioHealthRx. com is a career site and resource center for the biotechnology, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. It was founded with a desire to provide a single-resource for the busy medical professional. BioHealthRx features top medical jobs with access to applicant tracking system, job seeker skills assessments, unlimited job postings for a flat fee, top candidates and more! BioHealthRx is powered by HRsmart, a leader in ATS software. For more information, contact: Jeri Lyskowinski, CEO/President, (866) 762-5797.

HireDiversity. com:

HireDiversity. com, the nation’s leading diversity recruitment site, is the career branch of Hispanic Business Media. Allowing unparalleled recruitment and advertising opportunities, our integrated membership packages include job posting with custom wrapping and access to HireDiversity’s OFCCP compliant resume database of 140,000+ highly qualified, under-represented candidates. HireDiversity. com puts your corporate diversity initiatives front-and-center with additional exposure on the HispanicBusiness. com career channel, in print branding campaigns with Hispanic Business magazine (1.1 million readers), and with sponsorship solutions in Hispanic Business Events.

AIRS SourcePoint is the most advanced active and passive sourcing technology on the market. From 360-degree automated resume sourcing to name generation and sophisticated candidate e-marketing, AIRS SourcePoint is the industry's only enterprise sourcing solution that provides the entire suite of tools today's professional recruiter needs to be at the top of their game. With eight interchangeable modules, AIRS SourcePoint can affordably and effectively streamline any sourcing process while unleashing truly outstanding productivity gains and hiring outcomes for organizations.

About AIRS
AIRS is a diversified Human Capital Solutions company providing industry-leading training and certification, executive education and sophisticated Web tools for Talent Acquisition, Performance Development and Career Transition to more than 70 percent of the Fortune 500 as well as market-leading companies in virtually every industry. Founded in 1997, AIRS is headquartered in Wilder, VT.

For more information, please contact:
Darla Dickey
Director of Marketing
802 233 6363

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

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Monday, July 5, 2004

Nursing Conference Provider Earns Prestigious ANCC Accreditation

Nursing Conference Provider Earns Prestigious ANCC Accreditation

PESI HealthCare, a nationwide provider of continuing education for nurses and other healthcare professionals, recently earned accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Eau Claire, WI (PRWEB) June 17, 2008

PESI HealthCare, a nationwide provider of continuing education for nurses and other healthcare professionals, recently gained accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Accreditation by the ANCC provides assurance to the public, in particular to nursing and health care professionals, that an organization has been found to meet national standards, requirements and criteria. PESI HealthCare is one of only two organizations in the state of Wisconsin to hold ANCC accreditation, the other being the University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Accredited providers of continuing education give nursing professionals the assurance that they receive quality continuing education activities as prescribed by ANCC's rigorous accreditation process.

ANCC accreditation is recognized by most state nurse licensing boards. Iowa and California are the only two states that do not recognize ANCC certification. PESI HealthCare is an approved provider of continuing education in both Iowa and California.

According to the ANCC, the benefits of accreditation are:
 Recognition by most state licensing boards.  Indicates an organization's willingness to have their educational programs reviewed for adherence to objective national standards.  Respect for achieving a high standard of excellence.  Provides an avenue through which nurses can maintain professional competence.  Promotes commitment to high quality nursing practice.

PESI HealthCare provides Current, Relevant, and Effective continuing education for healthcare professionals nationwide. Their mission is to improve healthcare nationwide through quality continuing education and knowledge transfer. Each year, PESI HealthCare sponsors over 1,000 live conferences and educates over 50,000 healthcare professionals. They are known for high quality, timely programs that bring topics of the highest interest to local markets around the country. PESI HealthCare is based in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, but has provided continuing education opportunities in all 50 states and in several locations outside of the United States.

Nursing Conferences and Seminars (http://www. pesihealthcare. com)

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Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oregon and Southwest Washington (RMHC®) to Honor "Hall of Fame" Inductees

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oregon and Southwest Washington (RMHC®) to Honor "Hall of Fame" Inductees

Hall of Fame honorees to be recognized at the "Hearts and Hands Auction," October 2, 2009

Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) September 20, 2009

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oregon and Southwest Washington (RMHC®) today announced it will honor Stephen Abouaf, Beth Irish, Stephen Kanter, and Joe Graziano as the newest inductees to its Hall of Fame at this year's Hearts & Hands Auction, October 2, at the Nines in Downtown Portland.

The Hall of Fame honors those whose generous contributions and abiding commitment have an enduring impact on the children and families served by RMHC. Annual inductees are chosen by unanimous vote of current Hall of Fame members.

Hall of Fame Inductees

Stephen Abouaf-Over the past six years, Stephen's extraordinary leadership has placed him front and center in RMHC's evolution. He has held positions ranging from Chair of the Golf Committee to Chair of the Board. His vision and passion guided RMHC through a year-long strategic planning process which resulted in new program partner guidelines, a more reliable, diversified revenue model, and a new committee structure--all of which have better positioned RMHC to weather the economic fluctuations that hinder other organizations.

"For me," says Stephen, "As much as this is about the children, it's also about the families in the hope that they can get through a terrible time and remain intact."

Since the completion of his two-year term as Board Chair, he has continued to chair the Board Development Committee and serve on the Strategic Leadership Team.

"To invest in Ronald McDonald House Charities," contends Stephen, "is to help ensure that the families have a home away from home where they can be with their child during a really challenging time."

Joe Graziano - As a long-time Advisory Board member, Joe has championed the RMHC cause in both his personal and professional life.

"The best way to introduce people to Ronald McDonald House Charities," says Joe, who truly leads by example, "is to introduce them to some of the families that stay at the Houses. Once you see what's going on, it's impossible not to volunteer."

He has sponsored events, launched his own annual corporate fundraising campaign (matching contributions to stimulate tens of thousands of dollars in donations), and leveraged his professional talents and personal relationships to ensure the success of RMHC fundraisers.

"I have six healthy brothers and sisters," explains Joe. "My wife and I have six beautiful children who are all healthy. We have a very strong passion for Ronald McDonald House Charities. It's our way of showing gratitude for the gifts we've been given."

Beth Irish - Since joining the Board of Trustees as a representative of the Oregon Medical Association Alliance nine years ago, Beth has been involved in nearly every RMHC committee and program.

"When I was a critical care nurse," says Beth, "I learned that, just like kids in the hospital who need somebody to care for them, the families need that as well. They find that solace when they stay at the Ronald McDonald House."

A two-time Auction Committee Chair, Beth has also served on the Board Development Committee, Program Excellence Team, Outreach Committee, Philanthropy Enhancment Team, Strategic Planning Team, and Executive Committee. Currently Vice-Chair, she will complete her third three-year term as a board member this year. Through her wide-ranging service and advocacy, Beth inspires others to give as well.

"In addition to the wonderful Houses," Beth reminds people that "RMHC also has a tremendous outreach program which targets childhood immunization and dental care."

Stephen Kantor - Stephen became involved with RMHC nearly 10 years ago as a member of the Finance Committee. He soon accepted a seat on the board, and later agreed to chair the organization's first year-long planning process.

"All you have to do is go to the house and see the staff interacting with the families," Stephen observes. "Their compassion and understanding is incredible. The things they do to help are really phenomenal."

In 2004, he became Board Chair, in which capacity he led RMHC's negotiations with OHSU for a new West House--a cause he continues to champion passionately. Stephen also facilitated the largest donation in RMHC's history--a million dollar gift from the late Doris Nelson, a Hall of Fame member whose contribution funded an eight-room expansion of our East House.

"The one constant that families can count on after a trying day at the hospital," Stephen points out, "is the comfort and refuge they will find inside the doors of the Ronald McDonald House. The work being done here is absolutely indispensable."

"I'm thrilled to welcome our four new inductees to the Hall of Fame," says Tom Soma, RMHC's Executive Director. "Their contributions are an amazing testimony to the passion, creativity, and enthusiastic commitment 'inspired' by the children and families we serve. I truly enjoy working with them and look forward to their continued inspiration."

About RMHC
Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Oregon and Southwest Washington provides a "home away from home" for families and their seriously ill children who travel far to receive treatment at Portland hospitals, and awards grants to non-profit organizations that offer children's immunizations and dental care. For more information on Portland's Houses, visit http://www. rmhcoregon. org/ (http://www. rmhcoregon. org/).

About the "Hearts and Hands" Auction
Celebrate RMHC's 25th Anniversary at the elegant Nines hotel in Downtown Portland. The auction begins at 6pm, with dinner and dancing to follow. RMHC is expecting over 400 attendees at this event, celebrating 25 years in Portland. For more information, visit http://www. rmhcoregon. org/Ronald-McDonald-House-Charities-Hearts-Hands-Auction (http://www. rmhcoregon. org/Ronald-McDonald-House-Charities-Hearts-Hands-Auction)

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InventHelp® Client Invents "Pet Pro Clean" - An Invention That Could Offer Pet Owners a Sanitary Alternative

InventHelp® Client Invents "Pet Pro Clean" - An Invention That Could Offer Pet Owners a Sanitary Alternative

InventHelp® is attempting to submit the invention to companies for review.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 5, 2008

InventHelp®, America's largest inventor service company, announces that one of its clients, an inventor from Plainfield, Ind., has designed a waste disposal unit, which would provide a sanitary means of cleaning up pet droppings. This invention is patented.

The "Pet Pro Clean" would make it easier and more convenient for a pet owner to clean up after a pet. The invention would enable the pet owner to abide by local laws relating to the disposal of pet waste and help to prevent pet waste from becoming a health threat to members of the community. The unit would be lightweight, easy to carry while walking a pet and could eliminate the need to touch pet droppings.

The Pet Pro Clean would consist of a cylindrical canister with an attached shoulder strap. The canister would contain a vacuum motor and a storage area that would be lined with a disposable bag. The motor housing and collection canister would be in separate compartments, connected by hinges. The front of the canister would feature a length of hose with a collection nozzle at the end. The exhaust port would include a specially designed filter that could prevent odors from escaping. To use, the pet owner would activate the unit with the "on/off" switch located on the side and use the nozzle to suction the waste. The invention would include a function that compresses the air out of the disposable bag and seals it for easy removal. The Pet Pro Clean would be producible in various colors and sizes, including small, medium and large.

InventHelp® is attempting to submit the invention to companies for review. If substantial interest is expressed, the company will attempt to negotiate for a sale or royalties for the inventor. For more information, telephone Dept. 04-INY-195 at (800) 851-6030. Learn more about InventHelp® and their Invention Submission services at http://www. inventhelp. com (http://www. inventhelp. com).

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Saturday, July 3, 2004

US Nordic Walking Pioneer to be Honored by Global Nordic Walking Organization

US Nordic Walking Pioneer to be Honored by Global Nordic Walking Organization

Nordic walking is one of the world's fastest growing fitness trends. U. S. Nordic walking pioneer Tom Rutlin has been a leading force in the movement for more than two decades, and the International Nordic Walking Federation has invited him to deliver a keynote address before their 10th Anniversary Celebration Convention in Riga, Latvia on September 26th, 2010.

Madison, WI (Vocus) August 17, 2010

U. S. pole walking pioneer and CEO/Founder of Exerstrider Products inc. Tom Rutlin has accepted an invitation from the board of the International Nordic Walking Federation (INWA) to deliver a keynote address at the organization’s 10th Anniversary Celebration and Conference in Riga, Latvia on September 26th, 2010. INWA has member organizations in more than 20 countries around the globe.

Despite having gone somehow little noticed in his own back yard, Rutlin is widely considered to be the “father” of the rapidly growing Nordic walking movement. He has tirelessly promoted the health and fitness benefits of fitness walking with poles throughout the U. S. since introducing the first line of poles specially designed fitness walking poles, and easy-to-learn techniques which turn walking into a whole body exercise similar in benefits to Nordic (cross-country) skiing in 1988.

Called “Nordic walking” because the activity combines the simplicity and accessibility of fitness walking with specially designed poles, used much as they would be in Nordic skiing, to involve the muscles of the core and upper body, the activity first exploded in popularity across Scandinavia and Northern Europe in the decade following its introduction in Nordic skiing loving Finlanders in 1997.

There are currently an estimated 10 million plus Nordic walkers involved in the movement which is now growing in popularity throughout all of Europe and the UK, North America, Australia and Asia. The theme of INWA’s 10th Anniversary Celebration Conference is "Celebrating Nordic Walking Past, Present and Future” and Rutlin’s invitation as one of the movement’s pioneers symbolizes the organization’s growing commitment to recognizing individuals and other organizations which have made significant contributions to the evolution and advancement of the activity.

One week prior to INWA convention in Riga, Rutlin has been invited to participate in another major Nordic walking event in Milton Keynes, U. K. at the invitation of the nation’s leading Nordic walking organization. He will take part in a panel discussion as part of Nordic Walking UK’s Instructor Conference along with two other Nordic walking pioneers, Marko Kantaneva (who pioneered the Nordic walking movement in Finland and played a leading role launching INWA in 2000) and Michael “Walking Wizard” Gates, holder of both 24 and 36 hour Nordic walking endurance records and the leading figure in the Nordic walking movement in Australia. Nordic Walking UK has trained more than 1,400 Nordic walking instructors who are recognized by the UK’s Register of Exercise Professionals, and their event will also focus on the future of what is becoming one of the hottest new trends in fitness globally.

At age 63, Rutlin who has been regularly Nordic walking for more than 25 years serves as a living example of the fitness benefits of transforming ordinary walking into a whole body "Nordic walking".

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From the Partnership for a Drug-Free America®: A New Year's Resolution for Every Parent: Talk To Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

From the Partnership for a Drug-Free America®: A New Year's Resolution for Every Parent: Talk To Your Kids About Drugs and Alcohol

10 Resolutions that Show Your Kids You Care at TimeToTalk. org.

New York, NY (PRWEB) December 11, 2007

As parents make New Year's resolutions for 2008, The Partnership for a Drug-Free America® urges parents to look past weight loss, exercise and curbing shopping habits to include learning new ways to talk openly with their kids about living healthy lives.

NEWS FACT
Time To Talk™ (www. TimeToTalk. org)] celebrates the positive influence parents have on the decisions their children make for themselves. With access to conversation starters and a supportive online parent forum, TimeToTalk. org empowers parents to take an active role in prevention.

10 Resolutions That Show Your Kids You Care, www. TimeToTalk. org]

1. Teach your children to trust you by seeing you as a role model.
2. Be patient, not just tolerant. Apologize when you make a mistake or do something you regret.
3. Ask teens what they need from you -- and do whatever you can to meet those needs.
4. Listen to your teens, a lot. Avoid interrupting.
5. Teach your children about ethics, values and principles they can apply in choices and decision-making.
6. Help them discover the feeling of gratitude, not just to say thank you.
7. Keep the promises you make. If you do not keep your word, acknowledge that. Help your teen understand the circumstances or choices that precipitated the change in your plans.
8. Answer your teen's questions and be consistent. When you notice behavioral changes in them, make yourself available and encourage them to talk about what is going on in their life.
9. Be understanding when they have a difficult time and let them know you will love them no matter what.
10. Be diligent. Have ongoing conversations with your kids about the risks of drugs and alcohol.

Click here to download the 10 resolutions (http://www. timetotalk. org/Downloads/10%20resolutions%20that%20show%20your%20kids%20you%20care. pdf) PDF Version

QUOTES
Attribute to Dr. Amelia Arria, Senior Scientist at the Treatment Research Institute and internationally recognized researcher on family risk factors affecting adolescent substance abuse
•"It's important that parents understand how to communicate with their kids, especially during the teenage years."
"During these crucial years, parents can teach trust by being trustworthy and upfront with their teens. Talking openly when mistakes are made or promises are broken builds a foundation for good communication in families."

Attribute to Steve Pasierb, President and CEO of the Partnership
"Many parents want to let their children experience freedom during their teen years. But your teen is looking to you for support and guidance during such transitional years because these are the years they are first exposed to alcohol, inhalants and drug abuse." "It's clear that a growing number of parents don't just want information; they want advice on what to do and best approaches to having open and honest conversations with their kids." Nearly one-third of parents say they have a need for more information about drugs and 30 percent say they need tips on how to start a discussion about drugs. Additionally, 37 percent of parents surveyed reported they want information on how to tell if a child is using drugs." "The New Year marks the perfect time to set a resolution for your family and with Time To Talk, parents have access to the resources they need to successfully communicate with their teen." "Throughout the New Year, TimeToTalk. org will continue to provide easy tips, conversation starters and the information parents truly need to know to be the most influential voices in the lives of their children."

Please contact Jocelyn Johnson at jjohnson@gravitas-pr. com to arrange an interview and/or for additional quotes.

About TimeToTalk. org
Time To Talk provides parents helpful tips and tools to begin these conversations as well as the encouragement to help parents keep it going over the long haul. Parents can sign up for free monthly newsletters and gain access to tools such as, Tips for Getting the Conversation Started, How to Help Your Kid Turn Down Drugs and Answering the Question: "Did You Do Drugs?" Insightful, timely and relevant content and resources are updated and added frequently. The site also links to Time To Talk's Yahoo! Groups, an online parent forum that enables parents to share experiences and connect with others facing similar situations.

About the Partnership for a Drug-Free America
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit organization uniting communications professionals, renowned scientists and parents. Best known for its national drug-education campaign, the Partnership's mission is to reduce illicit drug use in America. Now in its 20th year, the Partnership helps parents and caregivers effectively address drug and alcohol abuse with their children. A major new initiative now unfolding integrates the latest science and research with the most effective traditional media and digital communication techniques to give parents the tools, resources and support they need to help their children lead healthy lives. The Partnership depends on donations and support from individuals, corporations, foundations and government. The Partnership thanks SAG/AFTRA for their ongoing generosity.

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Friday, July 2, 2004

Logic Trends, Inc. Ranks No. 74 on the 2005 Inc. 500

Logic Trends, Inc. Ranks No. 74 on the 2005 Inc. 500

Inc. magazine today released its 24th annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Logic Trends, Inc., a recognized leader in the area of IT Security with strategic focus on Identity and Access Management, ranks No. 74 on the list, with three-year sales growth of 1049%.

NEW YORK, N. Y., and Atlanta, GA. (PRWEB) November 9, 2005

Inc. magazine today released its 24th annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. Logic Trends, Inc., a recognized leader in the area of IT Security with strategic focus on Identity and Access Management, ranks No. 74 on the list, with three-year sales growth of 1049%. The Inc. 500 can be found in the November issue, which appears on newsstands November 1.

The companies that made this list represent the vanguard of American industry, posting an average three-year sales growth of 769%. Inc. 500 companies posted aggregate 2004 revenue of $15.9 billion, and 84% of them were profitable. Most importantly, Inc. 500 companies were engines of job growth, having created more than 95,000 jobs since the companies were founded.

The Inc. 500 list generated 25,180 new jobs in the past year alone, a stunning 35% year-over-year increase. Compare this with the total number of employees among Fortune 500 companies, which declined in 2001, 2002, and 2003 before experiencing a 1.3% uptick of 306,045 jobs in 2004.

“When you look at the amazing job growth among Inc. 500 companies and contrast it with the stagnation in the Fortune 500, it underscores the changing nature of our economy,” said Jim Melloan, project manager for the Inc. 500. “With unprecedented global competition, companies have to be able to turn on a dime and discover innovative new ways of doing business. Increasingly, it’s the smaller, agile companies like those on the Inc. 500 that are best equipped to meet these challenges.”

“It is quite an honor to be recognized by the Inc. 500 for the second straight year,” stated Ken Stone, Managing Partner for Logic Trends. “As we continue to expand our practice and expertise across the US, we maintain a commitment of excellence to our customers, partners, and employees that have helped us achieve this milestone. Once again, we are proud to be included in this entrepreneurial group of the 500 fastest growing businesses in the country.”

The Inc. 500 ranks privately held companies according to year-over-year sales growth from 2001 to 2004. With approximately 75% of all new job creation in the U. S. coming from entrepreneurial businesses, the Inc. 500 opens a window onto the companies and industries that are driving the economy forward. Over the years, the Inc. 500 has identified the next generation of world-class companies, with Microsoft, Stonyfield Farms, Timberland, Oracle, The Princeton Review, Morningstar, Jamba Juice, Gateway, E*Trade, Intuit, and Domino’s Pizza all appearing on the list before they became industry powerhouses.

Methodology

To be eligible for this year’s Inc. 500, companies had to be U. S.-based, independent and privately held through their fiscal year 2004, and have had at least $500,000 in net sales in the base year of 2001. In addition, their 2004 sales had to exceed 2003 sales. Companies are ranked on cumulative three-year sales growth from 2001 to 2004. Inc. verifies all information using tax forms and audited financial statements from certified public accountants and by conducting interviews with company officials.

About Logic Trends

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, with offices in Dallas, TX, Tampa, FL and Cleveland, OH, Logic Trends is a recognized leader in the area of Enterprise Architecture, with strategic focus on integrated solutions including Security, Identity/Access Management, SSO, Portal, and Application Development. Logic Trends has been named to the Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies in the United States for the 2nd straight year. Logic Trends currently services National and Global Corporations across multiple vertical lines including retail, transportation, telecommunications, healthcare, financial services, insurance, energy, and product development companies.

Www. logictrends. com

Inc., the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. It provides hands-on tools and market-tested strategies for managing people, finances, sales, marketing, and technology. Inc. is also the only publication that focuses on small to medium-size businesses, responsible for more than half the nation’s gross domestic product and 70% of its new jobs. And Inc. looks beyond work to address the entrepreneurial lifestyle. Inc., a Mansueto Ventures LLC publication, inspires and informs, with cutting-edge coverage that reflects our readers’ energy, brashness, and imagination.

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Thursday, July 1, 2004

Reliant Healthcare Professionals Announces Ray Marcy as Executive Chairman

Reliant Healthcare Professionals Announces Ray Marcy as Executive Chairman

Reliant Healthcare Professionals, the leaders in American travel nurse staffing, are naming an industry veteran as their new Executive Chairman.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) September 29, 2008

Reliant Healthcare Professionals Inc. (Reliant), operating as FASTAFF Travel Nursing (FASTAFF) and U. S. Nursing Corporation (U. S. Nursing), recently announced that staffing industry veteran Ray Marcy has assumed the role of Executive Chairman, investor, and a member of the Board of Directors.

FASTAFF and U. S. Nursing specialize in providing rapid response travel nurse staffing to healthcare facilities across the nation that have urgent needs for qualified travel nurses, generally for multiple weeks at a time.

Ray Marcy has more than 25 years in the healthcare and professional staffing industries, most recently serving as a shareholder and the Executive Chairman of Nursefinders, Inc. He joined Nursefinders when Gryphon Investors acquired the company in 2004 and assisted in the company's organic and acquisitive expansion into the travel nurse, allied health and locum tenens segments, until Nursefinders was acquired by Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group in 2007.

Marcy also served as Chief Executive Officer and chairman of Spherion Corporation (formerly Interim Services), and during his 11-year tenure expanded the company to revenues of nearly $4 billion with more than 1,200 offices in 13 countries.

"FASTAFF and U. S. Nursing have developed an impressive operating model and enjoy a high caliber of talent throughout the organization," said Marcy. "I am delighted to support the management team in furthering the company's leading position within rapid response travel nurse staffing and in expanding operations into other areas of healthcare staffing through organic growth and the exploration of strategic acquisitions in the months ahead."

"Having known Ray Marcy for more than 20 years, I am excited to have such a well-respected and proven executive on board to support us in the continued growth of the industry's premier rapid response nurse staffing providers, FASTAFF and U. S. Nursing," said Reliant's Chief Executive Officer, Gregory Mikkelsen.

Reliant is owned by Clarion Capital Partners, LLC and Management. Clarion Capital Partners is a private equity firm focused on investing in middle-market, growth-oriented businesses.

"We're delighted Ray has joined us at Reliant," said Marc Utay, Managing Partner of Clarion. "We believe he will dramatically assist us in the evolution of our operating strategy and directly help in extending our already strong platform in healthcare staffing. Because the U. S. population continues to age and the chronic nursing shortage continues to persist, we view travel nurse staffing as an attractive sector for continued growth and investment."

About Reliant Healthcare Professionals Inc:
Based in Denver, Colorado, Reliant Healthcare Professionals Inc. is a premier provider of rapid response travel nurse staffing services, operating as FASTAFF Travel Nursing and U. S. Nursing Corporation since 1989. FASTAFF specializes in immediately assisting facilities across the U. S. in fulfilling their travel nursing needs in as little as seven to 10 days, generally for 8+ week assignments. U. S. Nursing staffs travel nurses and other healthcare professionals at facilities during labor disputes, helping to ensure continuous, quality patient care. For more information about travel nursing and healthcare staffing, visit www. fastaff. com or www. usnursing. com.

About Clarion Capital Partners LLC:
Clarion Capital Partners LLC is a New York-based private equity firm, seeking investments in middle-market, growth-oriented businesses in which it can add significant strategic value. The firm focuses on industries in which it can leverage its experience and relationships to benefit its portfolio companies, including healthcare services, business services, specialty financial services, consumer products, specialty retail, and media. For more information about Clarion Capital Partners LLC, visit www. clarion-capital. com.

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