Saturday, December 31, 2005

Intechra, RetroBox Merger Creates Largest Information Technology Asset Disposition Company

Intechra, RetroBox Merger Creates Largest Information Technology Asset Disposition Company

Intechra Holding Corporation and RetroBox LLC have announced a definitive agreement to merge, creating the largest full-service information technology asset disposition company in the U. S. with annual revenues of approximately $40 million. The combined company will operate as Intechra.

JACKSON, MS and COLUMBUS, OH (PRWEB) November 8, 2005

Intechra Holding Corporation and RetroBox LLC today announced a definitive agreement to merge, creating the largest full-service information technology asset disposition company in the U. S. with annual revenues of approximately $40 million. The combined company will operate as Intechra.

IT asset disposition helps companies retire IT assets (personal computers, servers, monitors, printers, etc.) in compliance with federal privacy regulations, state and local environmental laws and in-house environmental policies. Intechra will have processing centers in three cities (Columbus, Ohio; Dallas, Texas; and Phoenix, Ariz.) and will be the only full-service IT asset disposition company in the United States with national, geographically dispersed locations. Intechra’s operations will be headquartered in Dallas and will have sales offices in 10 cities.

“Both Intechra and RetroBox have a strong track record in a young but rapidly growing industry,” said Lynn C. (Chip) Slack Jr., Intechra chief executive officer. “The industry has reached a level of development and the customers’ needs have grown to the point where it makes sense on many levels to create a company with a size and scale that can take maximum advantage of the significant market potential.”

Stampp Corbin, RetroBox’s founder and chief executive officer, said the companies complement each other in many ways.

“Intechra and RetroBox have distinct sales channels and strong customer bases with little duplication,” Corbin said. “While Intechra sells primarily through computer manufacturers and wholesalers, RetroBox for the most part sells directly to Fortune 1000 companies. In essence, we have complementary geographic markets that will improve customer service.”

Corbin will remain with the company as Intechra’s chief strategic officer.

“RetroBox is well known and highly regarded by its customers and competitors,” Slack said. “In addition to merging with a solid company, we get the added benefit of Stampp’s passion for and knowledge of the industry as we grow the business together.”

The U. S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans will retire 100 million personal computers in the next year. Large national and multinational companies are paying more attention to IT asset disposition because of federal privacy laws, such as Healthcare Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, as well as environmental legislation in 40 states addressing e-waste.

Cindy Brannon, who joined Intechra late last year, has been named chief operating officer. Prior to Intechra, she was with Compaq for 17 years and served as general manager for their $350 million remarketing and remanufacturing division.

“Retired IT assets are fraught with data security and environmental issues,” said Brannon. “Intechra is able to offer customers a level of confidence thanks to liability indemnification, guaranteed security and disposition reporting for all IT assets.”

Intechra offers all aspects of IT asset disposition, including:

 Data destruction, which indemnifies owners by overwriting and erasing data on hard drives using Department of Defense standards

 Remarketing, which generates revenue for our clients from retired assets

 Environmental recycling, which eliminates a client’s environmental risks by extracting all recyclable materials from assets and keeping toxic materials found in IT assets out of landfills

“Three geographically dispersed processing centers will give our customers significant savings on shipping and ensure their remarketed assets get to market faster,” Brannon said.

The company’s significant investors are Chrysalis Ventures in Louisville, Ky.; Clayton Associates in Nashville, Tenn.; Votum Capital in Jackson, Miss.; WestWind Partners LLC in Quad Cities area of Illinois; and Stampp Corbin. No investor owns a majority of the company.

The terms of the transaction, which is expected to close in the next few weeks, were not disclosed.

ABOUT INTECHRA

Intechra is a full-service IT asset disposition company with $22 million in revenue and more than 125 employees at its Dallas processing center. Founded in 1987 as Resource Concepts Inc., the company pioneered IT asset recycling and now also provides data destruction and remarketing to corporate customers. It sells brand-name refurbished computer equipment through Outlet Computer (www. outletcomputer. com) and a vast network of domestic and international resellers. Intechra is a wholly owned subsidiary of Intechra Holding Corporation.

ABOUT RETROBOX

RetroBox is an accomplished information technology asset disposition company specializing in the efficient retirement, redeployment, remarketing and recycling of desktop computers, notebooks, servers, networking equipment and associated peripherals. RetroBox lowers the total cost of ownership while guaranteeing that equipment does not enter the secondary market with software or corporate secrets resident on hard drives, and eliminating the environmental and legal risk associated with e-waste.

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A Website for Democratic Pride

A Website for Democratic Pride

USDems. org is using the Internet to collect personal stories from everyday Americans for a new book, “Proud to be a Democrat.” The book will be published in time for the Presidential elections.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) May 11, 2004

USDems. org has launched a new website asking visitors to collaborate in writing a book to be titled: “Proud to be a Democrat.” Visitors are asked to write why they are proud to be a Democrat by selecting from a menu of issues such as Education, Health Care, Environment, Women’s Rights, Labor, Social Security, Civil Rights and others that will correspond to chapters in the book. There is also an open-ended discussion and commentary box for those with other comments and concerns.

For the strong of heart, the site shows the National Debt Clock in real time. USDems. org is loaded with other interesting and important links, including The Bill of Rights, The Declaration of Independence, The U. S. Constitution, how to register to vote, how to contact local Democratic Party officials, and the links page of the DNC.

“We want to hear from everyday Americans, in their own words, why they are proud to be a Democrat,” said Matthew Danielson, Executive Director. “There are many diverse voices in America, and there is a magic in the telling of their stories. USDems. org wants to put together a body of work that comes directly from the wisdom and experience of the American people.”

“The Democratic Party has led the fight to improve the quality of life for all Americans. USDems. org wants to hear from the people on how the accomplishments of the Democratic Party have affected their lives. We are not looking for polished writing or perfect spelling, just real stories of why they are proud to be a Democrat.”

About USDems. org

USDems. org was created to publish the experiences and personal stories of Americans as they reflect on why they are “Proud to be a Democrat.” USDems. org is an independent 501-C-4 organization that supports the ideals of the Democratic Party, but is not affiliated with any political organization or candidate. 

For more information visit www. USDems. org, or contact Matthew Danielson, Executive Director at 919-522-9837

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Contact:

Matthew Danielson

USDems. org

919-522-9837

919-481-0919 fax

Mdanielson@USDems. org

Www. USDems. org

Miami Based Non-Profit Responds to Congress's Call for Leadership

Miami Based Non-Profit Responds to Congress's Call for Leadership

Art Studio Miami (ASM), located in Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood, is preparing for an influx of students as youth impacted by the Haiti earthquake arrive in South Florida. Youth moving into Little Haiti will find desperately impoverished conditions and failing schools. ASM needs immediate support to fund academic and emotional services to help youth cope as they transition from life in Haiti.

Miami, FL (PRWEB) February 4, 2010

Little Haiti based Art Studio Miami (http://www. ASMHelpLittleHaiti. org)(ASM) is ramping up volunteer efforts in response to the anticipated influx of refugee children pouring into Miami from earthquake ravaged Haiti. ASM annually serves approximately 200 youth from the impoverished area of Little Haiti, and staff expect demand to increase dramatically in the coming months as children impacted by the earthquake arrive in South Florida.

Kendrick Meek (D-FL) addressed news crews on January 19 at the City of Miami’s staging area for Haiti relief, located directly across the street from ASM. Meek called for local organizations to provide leadership and support during the long period of rebuilding.

“South Florida is in this for the long haul; this will be the center for the recovery. . . and we are going to need leadership and understanding,'' said Meek.

In response to Meek’s appeal, ASM volunteers and staff have been working around the clock to prepare for additional students in the coming months. An army volunteer teaching artists and administrators have stepped up to provide holistic programming that will allow children impacted by the disaster to express their feelings through creative projects that prepare them for academic success.

“We must provide safe spaces where youth can heal and build solid foundations for better lives,” said Art Studio Miami Development Director, Beth Degi.

Since 2007, ASM has served over 500 youth from Little Haiti and Overtown using creative, art based projects to nurture students’ creative thinking abilities and prepare them for classroom settings and job situations. The organization partners with professional artists and community leaders to provide students with mentors and concrete tools to remain in school, and gain stable employment after graduation. Programs incorporate yoga, meditation, and deep breathing to help student’s develop positive ways to address the distressing living situations they face daily.

“In the wake of this disaster, people are forgetting that many Haitian people who have already immigrated to Miami are in desperately impoverished conditions, living at or below the poverty level, which in several cases means homelessness, no running water, and little food,” said Degi.

According to Degi, many of the youth served at ASM are struggling to obtain an education due to language barriers and health issues from lack of water, food and clean living conditions.

Degi said, "Youth arriving from Haiti are being welcomed to the United States by poverty, abysmal educational opportunities, and substandard living conditions. Without programs that provide educational resources and emotional support, these kids will have no chance at academic success and extremely limited job opportunities. We are sentencing these kids to lives of poverty and crime before they even arrive."

According to the Florida 11th Judicial Circuit Court’s Juvenile Justice Board, one in three youth in the area served by ASM will be imprisoned by age twenty-one.

Degi is calling on individuals, businesses and philanthropic organizations to provide financial support and supplies for youth being served at Art Studio Miami. Donations of non perishable food, bottled water, and funding are being accepted to offset the costs of increasing programming. Donations can be made at http://www. ASMHelpLittleHaiti. org (http://www. ASMHelpLittleHaiti. org) or by calling the ASM office at 786-250-ART1.

ASM volunteers are also on the ground in Haiti. A team of ASM volunteers left for Port-au-Prince last Tuesday to assist directly with the relief efforts on the ground. Nearly all of the students served at ASM have family still in Haiti.

Art Studio Miami uses art as a tool for educational, emotional, and career development. Through the arts, ASM teaches life skills to prepare students for successful futures. Youth in foster care, homeless situations, and extreme poverty depend on ASM to provide tools that empower them to gain stable employment and contribute to our community. ASM has served over 500 youth in Little Haiti since 2007.

Art Studio Miami programs go far beyond art - they are lifelines out of poverty. ASM programs focus on dismantling the ‘Cradle to Prison Pipeline’ by providing students with mentors and tools to create a future free from the crippling effects of poverty.

For more information about ASM visit http://www. ASMHelpLittleHaiti. org (http://www. ASMHelpLittleHaiti. org). To view ASM programs in action watch the ASM video at blip. tv/file/2124377 (http://www. blip. tv/file/2124377).

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Friday, December 30, 2005

Generic or Name Brand?

Generic or Name Brand?

What comes to mind when you hear the word “Generic”? Do you see yourself trying to decide whether to buy the brand-name or the store’s generic brand?

(PRWEB) December 8, 2004

Generic can mean a choice for you as a consumer, especially when it comes to prescription drugs. There have always been those that say there is no difference between generic and name brand, but no one ever told me that the US food and drug administration (FDA), a generic drug must be therapeutically equivalent to its brand name counterpart. The CEO of the California Pharmacist Association said that “As far as value goes, generics are consistently less expensive. On effectiveness, they’re exactly the same.” By the time generic drugs go to market its parent drug (name-brand) is at least 17 years old, the length a drug’s patent is protected. Therefore with generics, you’re taking medicine with a well-documented track record of safety and effectiveness.

Make sure your pharmacist knows that you prefer generics. If your prescription is written for a brand name, the pharmacist can phone your physician to get permission to use generic drugs in place of the name brand. Just remember that generics give you another way to save.

Unicare Life and health insurance company and the Policy store offer plans for Rx services with generics drugs at very small co-payment and no extra deductible.

UNICARE serves 1.7 million medical members and is the national operating subsidiary of WellPoint Health Networks Inc., the nationÂ’s second largest publicly traded health care company. WellPoint serves the health care needs of more than 15 million medical members and approximately 46 million specialty members. WellPoint offers a broad spectrum of quality network-based health products including open access PPO, POS and hybrid products, HMO and specialty products. Specialty products include pharmacy benefit management, dental, utilization management, vision, mental health, life and disability insurance, long term care insurance, flexible spending accounts, COBRA administration, and Medicare supplements. UNICARE can be found on the web at www. unicare. com.

For more information on UNICARE PPO plans individuals can call 1-866-526-9669 toll-free access for the Policy Store, or visit our website at www. PolicyStore. com.

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Thursday, December 29, 2005

New Targeted Educational Seminars Added to RFID Journal LIVE 2008 Conference Program

New Targeted Educational Seminars Added to RFID Journal LIVE 2008 Conference Program

RFID Journal has added new pre-conference seminars for those in the airline, automotive, chemical, food, government, health-care and IT sectors, for its sixth annual conference and exhibition, being held April 16-18 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2008

RFID Journal, the world's leading media and events company covering radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, announced today that due to the growing demand for RFID education, it has added seven new pre-conference seminars to the conference program of RFID Journal LIVE! 2008, its sixth annual conference and exhibition, being held April 16-18 at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas.

RFID Journal LIVE! is the largest and most important RFID event in the world. More than 2,500 people attended the 2007 event, including most leading early adopters and pioneers of the technology.

The new pre-conference seminars are designed to provide targeted education about RFID for those in the airline, automotive, chemical, food, government, health-care and IT sectors. These pre-conferences are in addition to seminars held in previous years for those new to RFID, investors, packaging and labeling providers, and auto-identification systems integrators, distributors and value-added resellers.

"We are addressing a clear need in the market for targeted education," said Mark Roberti, founder and editor of RFID Journal. "Many companies in many industries are trying to understand how RFID can deliver benefits, and we are helping them find the answers."

RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 will feature eight educational tracks customized for those with different levels of knowledge of RFID--from beginner to experienced implementer--and targeted to those interested in understanding how RFID can deliver real benefits in the aerospace/defense, manufacturing, retail/CPG, pharmaceutical and supply chain/logistics industries.

"When you combine the eight tracks and 11 pre-conference seminars, RFID Journal LIVE! is clearly the largest educational opportunity in the world," Roberti said. "We'll have about 180 of the most knowledgeable presenters, all in the same place at the same time."

RFID Journal LIVE! 2008 will feature more than 200 leading technology providers exhibiting in the 120,000-square-foot exhibit hall. The exhibit hall will showcase live demonstration centers and, for the first time ever, technology companies will compete for a new Best in Show Award, to be determined by RFID Journal Editors with input from attendees.

In addition, EPCglobal will hold a Joint Action Group meeting prior to RFID Journal LIVE! 2008, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers will hold its IEEE RFID 2008 conference in conjunction with the event as well. The EPCglobal meeting is a gathering of members from all action groups that contribute to the development of EPCglobal standards. The IEEE event is the second in a series of annual conferences dedicated to addressing technical and policy challenges in the areas of RFID technologies, as well as their supporting large-scale distributed information systems and applications.

Register by Jan. 18 to save up to $500 off the cost of a conference pass. For more information about RFID Journal LIVE! 2008, visit www. rfidjournalevents. com/live/ (http://www. rfidjournalevents. com/live/).

About RFID Journal
RFID Journal is the leading source of news and in-depth information about radio frequency identification (RFID) and its many business applications. Business executives and implementers depend on RFID Journal for up-to-the-minute RFID news, in-depth case studies, best practices, strategic insights and information about vendor solutions. This has made RFID Journal the most relied-upon and respected RFID information resource, serving the largest audience of RFID decision-makers worldwide--in print, online and at face-to-face events. For more information, visit www. rfidjournal. com.

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Major Overhaul Needed in End-of Life Care For Patients With Dementia

Major Overhaul Needed in End-of Life Care For Patients With Dementia

Three University of Chicago geriatricians just published a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine calling for creative and wide-reaching solutions to the problem of sub-optimal end-of-life care for patients with dementia.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) October 27, 2004

Three University of Chicago geriatricians just published a study in the Journal of General Internal Medicine calling for creative and wide-reaching solutions to the problem of sub-optimal end-of-life care for patients with dementia. An estimated 500,000 people die every year in the United States suffering from Alzheimer's or related diseases and many of them receive inadequate pain control, are subjected to ineffective and invasive therapies such as tube feedings, and do not receive the benefits of hospice care.

"The nature of the illness is the root cause of the problem," said Greg Sachs, M. D., professor of medicine, section chief of geriatrics at the University of Chicago and first author of the study. "Our health care system is oriented toward treatment of acute illness but dementia produces a long, slow, unpredictable decline."

Their study is one of four in the October, 2004 issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine that focus on the expanding role of primary care physicians in the care of patients with chronic and ultimately terminal illness – a growing, difficult problem for physicians and for society.

Death used to come quickly, but now it "fades in slowly -- over years or even decades," notes Christopher Callahan, M. D., of the Indiana University Center for Aging Research, in an editorial that ties together the four papers. The pace of death, he adds, "has slowed so suddenly that we seem to have lost our ability to recognize it." As a result, "we find ourselves poorly trained, our systems poorly designed, and our patients and communities poorly equipped."

The Chicago geriatricians list the barriers to optimal care for such patients and suggest ways to get past them. The first hurdle is the unwillingness of physicians and families to think of dementia as a terminal illness. Patients with dementia decline slowly, with long periods of stability punctuated by sudden declines and partial recovery. The proximate cause of death is usually a complication of the dementia, such as pneumonia or other infection, often triggered by the decreased mobility that comes with advanced dementia.

A second barrier is the inability of physicians to predict the time of death. Medicare and most insurance plans offer hospice benefits only to patients with a life expectancy of six months or less, but the median survival for patients with dementia is several years and varies enormously. Patient assessment becomes even more difficult as the dementia advances and the patient can no longer describe his or her symptoms or notify caregivers of discomfort.

A third barrier is the poor fit between dementia and health care financial incentives, which reward providers for transferring rapidly declining patients into hospitals – where the process of dying is prolonged. "The only parties who may not be better off from the transfer," note the authors, "are the patient and family."

The solutions involve education, better prognostic tools, and changes in the health care system. Geriatrics, dementia, and palliative and end-of-life care are all under-represented in medical school curricula and deserve more attention as the numbers of elderly continue to increase. Physicians also need to educate the public, to create a baseline of awareness before families have to face these issues directly and make difficult decisions about a loved one.

Perhaps most urgent, however, is a nationwide effort to "align the financial incentives in the system with the provision of palliative care." The authors suggest relaxing the criteria for hospice to accommodate earlier referral of patients with dementia. Nursing homes should be financially rewarded for providing good end-of-life care rather than for transferring dying patients to a hospital.

Finally, caregivers need to shift away from the reigning concept of a sudden, and usually quite late, switch from curative to palliative care. Instead, they should develop new models based on a gradually changing blend of curative, restorative and palliative care services as patients decline and goals are adjusted.

With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the authors have developed an innovative program entitled Palliative Excellence in Alzheimer Care Efforts (PEACE) that successfully demonstrated how improved symptom management, greater hospice referral, and facilitating death at home rather than the hospital can be achieved for people with dementia.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supported this work through its PEACE program. The Rothschild Foundation also supported the research. Additional authors were Joseph Shega and Deon Cox-Hayley of the University of Chicago. For additional author information, contact John Easton at (773) 702-6241 or jeaston@uchospitals. edu.

This study is published in Journal of General Internal Medicine. Media wishing to receive a PDF of this article please contactmedicalnews@bos. blackwellpublishing. net.

About the Journal of General Internal Medicine

The Journal of General Internal Medicine (JGIM) is the official scientific publication of the Society of General Internal Medicine, whose mission is to promote improved patient care, research, and education in primary care and general internal medicine. JGIM articles focus on topics such as clinical research, curriculum development, epidemiology, prevention, and health care delivery in general internal medicine.

About Blackwell Publishing

Blackwell Publishing is the worldÂ’s leading society publisher. The company remains independent with over 900 staff members in offices in the US, UK, Australia, China, Denmark, Germany, and Japan. Blackwell publishes over 700 journals in partnership with more than 550 academic and professional societies.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Holistic Junction Promotes Healing Arts and Massage Schools

Holistic Junction Promotes Healing Arts and Massage Schools

Holistic Junction Explains Why Healing Arts and Massage Schools are Vital to the Medical Community

(PRWEB) November 17, 2004

With over 2 million consumer hits monthly, and 13,000+ page views per day, Holistic Junction discovered the crucial need for promoting Healing Arts and Massage Schools for several reasons.

Opening the doors for opportunity one student at a time, Holistic Junction believes in preserving fundamental health care portal to prospective students and future healthcare providers by creating a community-based site founded on the principles of attaining overall wellbeing - mind, body and spirit.

A holistic approach, Holistic Junction understands core values in achieving and maintaining a holistic lifestyle that provides essential nourishment for complete physical, mental and emotional health.

Holistic Junction holds high regard to alternative medicine as it is comprised of a broad and unique spectrum of techniques, modalities and medical systems based on varying cultures and even ancient healing therapies.

According to the World Health Organization, alternative medicine (also known as 'traditional medicine') is increasing in use and popularity. In China alone, herbal preparations account for 30-50% of overall medicines. Additionally, in Europe, North America and other industrialized regions, over 50% of the population have used complementary or alternative medicine. 158 Million Americans used complementary medicines in the year 2000 itself. Overall, the findings of the World Health Organization also show that the global market for herbal medicines presently generates over $60 Billion annually and is on the rise.

So why does Holistic Junction promote alternative, healing arts and massage schools? Holistic Junction understands how the world is continually evolving into a newer, efficient and more health-enhanced society. By providing a venue for safe, effective and affordable alternative treatments through higher education and training programs' support, Holistic Junction educates general public on alternative methods by increasing knowledge of alternative, healing arts and massage schools via interactive communications.

More than just a promotional directory, Holistic Junction is a unique web-based community of people and businesses from all around the globe who aspire to and believe in positive spirituality, higher consciousness, healthy living and environmental awareness. Thus is the reasoning why Holistic Junction supports and promotes cognizance of these basic, but highly effective training programs and schools.

Holistic Junction is designed to allow individuals not only to find the appropriate alternative, healing arts and/or massage school, it is truly a wonderful and affordable 'family' portal that is geared toward issues dealing with the 'whole' and positive pathway to holistic insight and information.

To learn more about Holistic Junction's Alternative, Healing Arts or Massage Schools, please feel free to stop by.

For more information about Alternative, Healing Arts and/or Massage Schools, contact ladycamelot@pbtcomm. net

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Where You Live Matters for Auto Insurance Rates According to Insurance. com Report

Where You Live Matters for Auto Insurance Rates According to Insurance. com Report

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) January 12, 2006

Insurance. com, the largest online auto insurance (http://www. insurance. com/auto. aspx) agency in the United States, reports a decrease in auto insurance rates depending on geographical location. The company’s “2005 Auto Insurance Pricing Report” (http://www. insurance. com/Article. aspx/Auto_Insurance_Rates_Decline_in_2005/artid/342) shows a national decline in premiums of 2% or approximately $60 in 2005.

Insurance. com’s report compares the average auto insurance premiums of nearly nine million customers from 2004 to 2005. *

According to the report, 27 states experienced an increase in their auto insurance rates from 2004 to 2005. However, many of the nation's largest states actually saw their rates decrease. New Yorkers paid an average of $3,165 for automobile insurance in 2005—a 3.4% decrease from 2004. And Louisiana residents paid an average of $3,100—a 4.9% decrease from 2004.

“Competition among the major auto insurers is at an all time high and is a key factor driving down auto insurance rates in most markets,” said Lou Geremia, President of Insurance. com. “We anticipate rates will continue to fall in 2006, making frequent comparison shopping for auto insurance an important tool for consumers who want to save money.”

View the full report http://www. insurance. com/Article. aspx/Auto_Insurance_Rates_Decline_in_2005/artid/342 (http://www. insurance. com/Article. aspx/Auto_Insurance_Rates_Decline_in_2005/artid/342)

About Insurance. com

Insurance. com is owned and operated by ComparisonMarket Inc. in Solon, Ohio. The Insurance. com website enables consumers to instantly compare and buy competitive auto insurance (http://www. insurance. com/auto. aspx) quotes directly from any of more than a dozen leading insurance carriers. When ready to purchase, users have the option of completing the transaction online or talking to an unbiased licensed agent. Other products include life, health and home insurance as well as travel, dental and pet health insurance.

In addition to Insurance. com, ComparisonMarket provides private labeled solutions to financial institutions, affinity groups and online marketplaces to offer real choice and savings opportunities on auto insurance.

*Disclaimer

While the “2005 Auto Insurance Pricing Report” is a broad indicator of pricing activity in the personal auto insurance marketplace it reflects only the pricing activity of carriers that have participated in the ComparisonMarket auto insurance marketplace in the states where it quotes (all states except Alaska, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey) and the aggregate profile of consumers who shop using the ComparisonMarket platform.

Contact:

Lou Geremia, President

Insurance. com

617-454-1140

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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

NanoTX'07 Means Business

NanoTX'07 Means Business

Select firms to be chosen for one-on-one presentations with venture capitalists at major nanotechnology event

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 14, 2007

Firms with new ideas and start-up companies are discovering funding opportunities at nanoTX'07, the Nanotechnology Conference & Trade Expo during International Nanotechnology Week at the Dallas Convention Center October 3-4.

NanoTX'07 is created to highlight the world's commercial micro and nanotechnology initiatives. Exhibitors at nanoTX show their brands as major industry leaders in science, technology, engineering, and the Nanotech Business Community.

Each company that exhibits at nanoTX'07 will have the opportunity to meet with venture capital firms, angel investors and incubators also participating. Those who apply will then be in line for selection to one-on-one meetings, 20 minutes each including 10 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for Q&A. Each One-on-One participant will receive a complimentary full conference pass (including the trade expo) and an invitation to the Nobel Laureates Legends Reception. Included in the Wednesday morning conference opening session is the highly acclaimed Venture Capital Panel moderated by Carl Johnson, Executive Director of Infrastructure. Panelists include Sean D. Doyle of Intel Capital, Greg Carlisle of Gefinor Ventures, Dr. Alexei A. Andreev of Harris & Harris Group, Inc., Nick Wachtel of Lux Capital Management and Mike Moradi of Atomic Venture Partners, LP.

This vital conference attracts attention from thousands of technology leaders in the Americas and abroad. nanoTX means business, and succeeds by working closely with Industry, Capital, Governments, Universities and R&D labs. Featured are the major four co-locating Expos: Defense/Homeland Security/Aerospace, BioMed/Nanohealth, Energy/Chemical/Environment, Semiconductor/MEMS/NEMS. Here top minds from around the world confer at important Summits in Energy, Health, Environment, Advanced Materials, Beyond CMOS, Scaling CMOS to its Ultimate Limits and Printed Electronics. The kick-off is a Nobel Laureates Legends Reception, the industry's premier networking event, which hosts luminaries of the business and scientific community under one roof, bringing nanotech issues to the forefront while sharing knowledge and solutions, www. nanotx. biz

To apply for the Venture Capital One-On-One's, event organizers are accepting email.

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Monday, December 26, 2005

Medifile implements its Portal solutions for the borough of Hillingdon

Medifile implements its Portal solutions for the borough of Hillingdon

Medifile (http://www. medifile. co. uk) has been chosen to develop a community portal for the London Borough of Hillingdon.

(PRWEB) November 3, 2002

Press Release

1st November 2002

For further information please contact:

James Murrell

01895 452000

Medifile implements its Portal solutions for the borough of Hillingdon

Medifile (http://www. medifile. co. uk (http://www. medifile. co. uk)) has been chosen to develop a community portal for the London Borough of Hillingdon. The main objectives of the Hillingdon Community site are:

To provide a gateway to online information available from websites that serves the Hillingdon Community.

To pull information (such as latest news) from other websites

To provide information about the people behind the Community site, and the reasons for its creation

To provide quick access to service information from around the Community

The original members of the Hillingdon Community (or those that have expressed an interest in being a part of the initial release) are:

Hillingdon PCT (website: http://www. hillingdon. nhs. uk (http://www. hillingdon. nhs. uk))

The Hillingdon Hospital (website: http://www. thh. nhs. uk (http://www. thh. nhs. uk))

Hillingdon CHC's Health Directory (website: www. hillingdonhealth. org. uk)

It is expected that other NHS, voluntary and government organisations will express an interest in contributing to the website in the near future.

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N. B to Editors:

Launch Date 22nd November 2002

Raied Abdul-Karim (Project Instigator) Raied. Abdul-Karim@thh. nhs. uk. Raied is responsible for commissioning and overseeing the delivery of the Hillingdon Community website project.

James Murrell (Hillingdon PCT Lead Contact) James. Murrell@hillingdon. nhs. uk

Jason King (HAVS Lead Contact) jason@havs. org. uk

Micheal O'Driscoll (The Hillingdon Hospital Lead Contact) michael. odriscoll@thh. nhs. uk

The lead contacts from the member organisations are vital to the success of the project. They are responsible for contributing ideas and feedback about the design and functionality of the project and also being available to assist in the implementation and testing/beta release phases.

Medifile is now the largest supplier of web sites to the NHS and has developed into a leading healthcare new media communication house, creating innovative eHealth solutions for the new global interactive world.

HealthyChildren. org Celebrates First Birthday With Kindle Giveaway

HealthyChildren. org Celebrates First Birthday With Kindle Giveaway

HealthyChildren. org (http://www. healthychildren. org), the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Web site for parents, will celebrate its first birthday by giving away a Kindle 3G e-reader each day from Dec. 1 through Dec. 10.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 3, 2010

HealthyChildren. org (http://www. healthychildren. org), the official American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Web site for parents, will celebrate its first birthday by giving away a Kindle 3G e-reader each day from Dec. 1 through Dec. 10. Registered users of HealthyChildren. org may enter for a chance to win once per day. (Users will need to enter daily in order to get all 10 chances to win.) The Kindle devices will come preloaded with a variety of AAP ebooks like Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality and CyberSafe: Protecting and Empowering Kids in the Digital World of Texting, Gaming, and Social Media. Full contest rules are available on HealthyChildren. org.

Since the launch of HealthyChildren. org in December 2009, more than 2 million visitors have viewed nearly 7 million pages of children’s health and safety information. Registered users enjoy a customized home page that features articles geared to the ages of their children. The site also offers a Find-A-Pediatrician service, an Ask the Pediatrican tool, the KidsDoc Symptom Checker and more than 3,000 articles on children’s health.

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Saturday, December 24, 2005

Lollicup ® Tea Zone Banks on mUrgent for Easy, Affordable Email Marketing

Lollicup ® Tea Zone Banks on mUrgent for Easy, Affordable Email Marketing

Attention-grabbing subject lines and colorful, professional-looking permission-based emails boost response rates, sales for local juice bar.

Santa Ana, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2005

Shaun Ito, Orange County regional manager for the popular Lollicup® Tea Zone™ juice bar franchise, has launched a permission-based email marketing campaign, using mUrgent Corporation’s (http://www. murgent. com (http://www. murgent. com)) EMPACT software. The email campaign is the first since Lollicup franchises opened in the U. S. three years ago.

“We started low cost guerrilla marketing with the standard techniques - money mailers, clipper coupon packages, campus and door-to-door leafleting, health fairs and other event sponsorships with high foot traffic. We quickly saw that our target market was more than 90 percent internet-savvy young adults. We’ll continue to use these more traditional marketing techniques, but have added permission-based email because of its hyper-efficiency and it’s natural appeal to our target audience,” says Ito.

ItoÂ’s initial advertising reached more than 10,000 local residents, but more importantly, he has captured over 1,500 personal email addresses from shop visitors. He and Chan collect new emails daily with a voluntary sign-up sheet at their service counter. Customers can also register their emails directly on the Irvine Lollicup website. They expect to see their current email list of names to grow at least five percent each month. By using EMPACT, Ito expects to reach up to 2,500 potential customers instantly through email containing the Lollicup logo banner and a variety of possible promotions including discount coupons and special drink offers.

“Email marketing has become the new standard in guerrilla promotion. It’s faster, more efficient and more personal than display or broadcast advertising. We’ll always keep up our community affairs activity, but we believe personalized email, sent only to people who have given us their email addresses voluntarily, can turn the internet into the most effective marketing tool we use,” says Ito.

They selected the Lollicup Tea Zone juice bar franchise based on its rapid spread from its Taiwanese origins into more than 60 U. S. sites in seven states. They started a new Lollicup company trend with their high-technology expertise and relatively young ages. Both Ito and Chan are under age 25.

About mUrgent

MUrgent, an e-marketing authority, delivers EMPACT, a proven, easy-to-use e-marketing solution businesses can rely on to automate more frequent, personalized communication to your customers for a higher return on your marketing investment. For more information visit http://www. murgent. com (http://www. murgent. com).

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Liquid Games’ NCH Competition

Liquid Games’ NCH Competition

Family-friendly videogames publisher runs competition for NCH young people to design a cover for a new game

Northamptonshire, UK (PRWEB) December 12, 2005

After donating a number of its titles to NCH – The Children’s Charity projects throughout the UK last year, Liquid Games, the publisher behind such hits as Crazy Golf: World Tour and Junior Boardgames, has now launched a competition for young people using NCH’s services to design a cover for its forthcoming fairytale adventure game, Quest For Sleeping Beauty.

One overall winner will not only see their design made up into a cover but will also receive a copy of the game plus a PS2 to play it on for their project. Ten other NCH projects will also benefit from copies of the game featuring the runners’ up winning designs on the covers.

A judging panel comprising games industry luminaries and NCH representatives will announce the winners on March 20th, with invites being issued on March 27th to relevant media to attend the prize giving ceremony which will take place on April 10th, just in time for the Easter holiday.

Speaking about the competition, Liquid’s publishing director, Kevin Hassall said:

“Liquid Games first became involved with NCH around our launch, last Christmas, and after a very busy year we’re delighted to be able to work with them again. NCH’s work with children throughout the UK is profoundly important, and we have the utmost respect for what they do.”

Through their support services, the NCH helps vulnerable children throughout the UK reach their full potential. This support ranges from adoption and family placement services, through to education, disability services, family projects, health and well being, children’s rights and youth projects.

NCH Regional Fundraiser, Debbie Smith commented:

“We are really pleased to be working with Liquid Games again and this competition is an exciting opportunity for the young people from our projects across the UK to get involved”.

The competition is open to all young people using NCH’s services throughout the UK and will run from now until February 28th 2006.

About Liquid Games

Liquid Games creates and publishes safe, inclusive, family-friendly PC and video games. With an emphasis on co-operative and multi-player games, without violence or bad language, Liquid’s range is accessible to all the family, at prices that work for everyone.

Current titles include Crazy Golf World Tour, Junior Board Games, the Great British Football Quiz, and a dozen more. Forthcoming releases include Quest For Sleeping Beauty and Family Board Games for the PlayStation2, plus a range of handheld titles and new PC releases later in 2006.

Liquid are committed to responsible gaming, and are always happy to provide interviews, quotes and information to the media on subjects addressing the evolution of games into the mainstream, violence in games, games playing and the family, and social gaming. Review copies and assets are available on request for relevant media.

About NCH

NCH, the children's charity, helps children and young people facing difficulties or challenges in their lives. We work with more children and young people, including those affected by poverty, disability and abuse, than any other UK charity. For more information, visit our website at www. nch. org. uk

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Friday, December 23, 2005

Rabbi Offers Free Counseling to 100 Callers

Rabbi Offers Free Counseling to 100 Callers

Rabbi offers free counseling to 100 callers. And he pays the phone bill!

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) April 29, 2007

There are freebies and then there is just plain meshugas (craziness, for those who want to settle for the less expressive translation).

"I know it's little meshuga," agrees Pacific Northwest author and educator, Rabbi Yitzchak Goldman, who decided that next week he would offer the first 100 people who contacted him each a free half-hour phone counseling session. Anyone, from any faith or creed from any place in North America is invited to enter. Rabbi Goldman intends to start and complete these calls between Monday Morning, April 30th and Friday afternoon, May 4th.

"I figured there's a lot of people who are not only hesitant to spend money on life-coaches, but would also like to get a different perspective - if there is any ancient wisdom from the vast Talmudic sources that might apply to their lives."

And he'll call you, once you contact him to set up a time. "When people go to counselors, there is that little niggling voice that reminds them how much this is costing them - that they had better make use of their time efficiently - which ironically adds to their anxiety! That alone can be enough to require therapy." Therefore, not only will the session be free of charge, he will be paying for the call.

During the call, Rabbi Goldman plans to help people map out their minds, based on a book that he wrote, The Soul Diet: Ten Steps towards Metaphysical Health, which is a practical nine-week plan to achieving clarity of mind.

"I am going to try hard to zero in on the issues as efficiently and as effectively as I can. In order to do that, I ask that people spend a little time thinking about what they might want to say or both before making the initial contact, and a few minutes before the call."

In order to enter this "counseling contest", one would have to contact him through his web site. Does one have to buy the book in order to qualify for the offer?

"Well, of course, I'd like you to buy my book," he laughs. "But you don't have to. I certainly will not ask you if you have purchased it or plan to purchase it." He'd like you to make the initial contact using his web-form. "I'm not offering free therapy to the spam bots."

To set up a phone appointment, go to http://www. souldiet. com (http://www. souldiet. com). If you are within the first 100 to contact Rabbi Goldman, you will be contacted via email to set up your phone appointment.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2005

AHCA and NCAL Offer Free Booklet on Long Term Care Insurance

AHCA and NCAL Offer Free Booklet on Long Term Care Insurance

To coincide with Cover the Uninsured Week and Older American's Month a free booklet is offered on "Understanding Long Term Care Insurance."

Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 29, 2005

With May 1-8 marking the Robert Wood Johnson FoundationÂ’s third Cover the Uninsured Week, if it is a good time to start thinking about Long Term Care Insurance. The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL) are offering their brochure Understanding Long Term Care Insurance, part of their ConsumerÂ’s Guide series, to help provide a step-by-step look at long term care insurance. This 16-page vest-pocket-sized booklet addresses the subject for those needing information for an aging parent, other family member, or for themselves.

Given the increasing demographic demands on Medicaid and Medicare, especially as the Baby Boomer population enters retirement age, the capability of Americans to pay for long term care needs is becoming a critical issue for individuals and the nation. Long term care insurance is an excellent way to provide for this area of need, whether for care in a nursing facility, residing at an assisted living residence or at home. The booklet is designed to help individuals through the process of understanding the need for and educating them about long term care insurance policies and costs.

Covered is information on when to buy, selecting a company, selecting a policy and deciding how much insurance to buy, in addition to reviewing covered services, policy features, the cost, tax incentives*, and consumer protections. A glossary of terms also provides key definitions related to long term care insurance.

Recent studies indicate that more than a quarter of the nationÂ’s population currently over the age of 25 can anticipate at least one stay in a nursing or rehabilitation facility in their lifetime.

Nearly 13 percent of the nationÂ’s population is age 65 and older. That segment is expected to grow to nearly 79 million persons by 2050, when it is expected to total 20 percent of the U. S. population. It is also estimated that the nursing facility population age 65 and over will grow to 6.6 million by 2050 (from approximately 1.5 million in 2001).

Long term care policies should cover all levels of care in nursing facilities and other residential settings, such as assisted living. Under home care, most policies include the community services of adult day care, respite care (temporary overnight care to relieve family caregivers) and hospice care.

In AHCA’s ongoing effort to assist the profession and the public, copies of the “Understanding Long Term Care Insurance” brochure are available free by calling 1-800-628-8140 or by logging on to www. LongTermCareLiving. com.

*Since January 1, 1997, individuals have been able to deduct long term care insurance expenses to the extent that they exceed the federal governmentÂ’s 7.5 percent threshold of adjusted gross income.

For more information on Cover The Uninsured Week visit: www. CoverTheUninsuredWeek. com

The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Center For Assisted Living (NCAL) are committed to quality and performance excellence in the long term care profession and Quality First, a covenant for healthy, affordable, and ethical long term care, and adherence to its principles and goals. Nationwide, AHCA and NCAL represent more than 10,000 non-profit and for-profit facilities that are dedicated to professional and compassionate care to more than one million elderly and disabled individuals daily in nursing facilities, assisted living residences, subacute centers and homes for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

IRS Whistleblower Office Makes Good Again: Kenney & McCafferty Whistleblowers Receive Full Reward

IRS Whistleblower Office Makes Good Again: Kenney & McCafferty Whistleblowers Receive Full Reward

IRS Whistleblower Office issues a substantial reward to two whistleblowers whose information lead to the successful investigation, indictment, and sentencing of a Dallas businessman on three counts of failing to file an income tax return.

Philadelphia, PA. (PRWEB) March 25, 2010

The IRS Whistleblower Office has facilitated another substantial payment of a reward in excess of several hundred thousand dollars to a tax whistleblowers represented by Kenney & McCafferty (“KM”).

The tax whistleblowers filed their initial claim in 2002 under the IRS 211 program, the reward program that was in place prior to formation of the IRS Whistleblower Office. “We do not believe his payment would ever have been made without the help of the Whistleblower’s Office,” said Brian Kenney, who along with KM lawyers Emily Lambert and Linda Stengle represented the whistleblowers in this matter.

Based on the detailed information provided by the whistleblowers, John Hayden LaRue, Jr., a Dallas businessman who owned Medical Contracting Services, Inc., was investigated by the IRS, indicted, and plead guilty in United States District Court to three counts of failing to file an income tax return. (Northern District of Texas Case No.: 3:06-cr-00282). As a result of his guilty plea, the Defendant was sentenced on March 2, 2007 to 24 months in prison and restitution in excess of $2 million.

The two whistleblowers, whose names remain confidential, received the full 15% reward allotted under the 211 program in effect at the time the case was filed. “The Whistleblower’s Office was instrumental in ensuring that the full 15% reward allowed under the 211 program was paid to our clients”, said Emily Lambert.

“Though this case took nearly eight years to complete, we believe the Whistleblower’s Office has put a number of protocols in place to expedite payments in the future, including a procedure to make partial payments to relators in cases in which the taxpayer has made substantial but not complete restitution to the government”, said Mr. Kenney.

In 2006, the President signed the Tax Relief and Health Care Act into law which included a section dramatically strengthening the IRS’s whistleblower program by increasing the cap on awards to 30% and by making the payment of a reward mandatory and no longer subject to the discretion of the IRS.

“There is no doubt that the new statutory provision have dramatically increased the number and quality of reward claims being submitted”, stated Ms. Lambert.

“Our firm is currently working with the Whistleblower’s Office on numerous cases in which the underpayments are over $100 million. Payment of the award in this case signals a continuing departure from the government’s former reluctance to pay full rewards to whistleblowers and is indicative of the great work and ongoing commitment of the Whistleblower’s Office under director Steven Whitlock”, added Mr. Kenney.

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Number of Female Directors Breaks Through One Million Mark

Number of Female Directors Breaks Through One Million Mark

Experian research reveals the changing face of Britain’s boardrooms in 2007.

(Vocus) December 12, 2007

Women are entering Britain’s boardrooms in increasing numbers and starting to change the face of business, according to the latest analysis of Britain’s 2.83 million directors by Experian®, the global information services company.

Analysis of Experian’s National Business Database for the Female Directors Report 2007 has found that, for the first time, the number of female directorships in Britain has broken through the one million mark (1,008,343) and well over one quarter (28 per cent) of directors in the UK are now female.

The number of female directorships is also growing at a faster rate than male directorships. Between 2006 and 2007, the number of board positions held by women grew by 10.5 per cent compared to a 9 per cent for men.

The research also found that female directors under the age of 30 are closest to reaching parity in numbers in the boardroom, while Property Management and the caring professions – Education, Health and Social work – are the industry sectors in which women are making the greatest impact. Geographically, Wales and the South West have the highest proportions of female directors, while for towns and cities – Truro, tops the league.

Jo Howard, Marketing Director of Experian’s Business Information division, commented: “Our latest report shows that women are making steady progress in the boardroom and in some sectors, cities and age groups they are starting to build up a real momentum. Breaking through the one million barrier is a great achievement, whilst the cracks that are visible in the glass ceilings of larger organisations demonstrate the positive contribution women are making to British business at all levels.”

Younger women lead the way to the boardroom
As far a gender differences go, when it comes to gaining parity in numbers in the boardroom, it’s the young who are leading the way. Female directors aged between 18 and 29 make up over 27 per cent (56,493) of the total director population in this age bracket, higher than any other group of normal working age. Overall 5.6 per cent of all female directors are under 30, compared to 4.5 per cent of men.

Women directors gain a foothold in older businesses, and cracks are appearing in the glass ceiling
While a glass ceiling remains in the very largest organisations, with women accounting for only 12 per cent (7,603) of directors in businesses with more than 250 employees and 11 per cent (9,582) in organisations with a turnover of £22.8million or more, there are signs that cracks are appearing in it. Since 2005, 1,496 more women have become directors within organisations employing more than 250 people, an increase of nearly 25 per cent.

And in contrast to a perceived image as traditional and male dominated, Experian’s research suggests an increased tendency for older, more established businesses to appoint female directors. Female directors are twice as likely to be found in the boardrooms of businesses that have been established for more than 14 years compared to younger companies and 75 per cent more likely to be found in businesses that have been in existence for more than 30 years.

A focus on the caring professions; but women are also climbing the property ladder
Women are closest to matching men in the boardroom in Residential Property Management, Health and Social Work and Education. Female directors make up nearly 40 per cent of all directors in Residential Property Management, representing over 70,000 directors in number. Meanwhile, there are just 1.7 times more male directors than female in Education and only 1.6 times more in Health and Social Work, with women representing 38 and 37 per cent of the total director populations in these sectors. Breaking down the analysis further reveals that women have almost achieved level terms in Primary Education. Over 47 per cent of directors in this field are female.

At the other end of the scale, however it’s clear that some industries remain male dominated. As with Experian’s 2006 report, it is the Utilities sector which produces the least female directors. Women make up just 11 per cent of the total director population in this sector and are outnumbered by men by over eight to one.

Women lead the way in the South West, Wales and Truro
Looking at the regional breakdown, the South West and Wales are outperforming other regions in terms of the proportion of female directors. Over 25 per cent of all directors in Wales are female, while women make up over 26 per cent of all directors in the South West.

In 2007, female directors are most likely to be found in numbers alone in London (177,929), Birmingham (18,355), Bristol (15,406), Glasgow (13,639) and Manchester (13,057). Of this top tier, it’s Britain’s second city which has once again seen the biggest growth in the number of female directors between 2006 and 2007 with a 19 per cent increase (22 per cent from 2005 to 2006). Only Inverness and Chester experienced a bigger growth rate than this (both over 21 per cent) and together these three towns accounted for almost 10 per cent of all new female directors across the whole of the UK.

But it’s the large provincial towns where female directors are making the most impact. Truro comes closest to having equal numbers of men and women in the boardroom. Almost 30 per cent of directors of businesses based in Truro are female. Wells and Hereford follow close behind with females making up 28 per cent of the director population in each case. Armagh occupies fourth position and Bath is in fifth place with 2.5 male directors for every female. This means that four out of five of the top slots are occupied by cities in the South West.

At the bottom of the league comes Aberdeen, where only 18 per cent of directors are female, only slightly bettered by Manchester and Leeds (both with 19 per cent) and Hull (20 per cent).

For a copy of this press release and the Experian Female Director Report 2007 visit http://press. experian. com (http://press. experian. com)

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About Experian
Experian® is a global leader in providing information, analytical and marketing services to organisations and consumers to help manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions.

Experian Group Limited is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. It has corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and operational headquarters in Costa Mesa, Calif., and Nottingham, UK. Experian employs approximately 15,500 people in 36 countries worldwide, supporting clients in more than 65 countries. Annual sales are in excess of $3.8 billion (£1.9 billion/€2.8 billion).

For more information, visit the Group’s website on www. experiangroup. com.

The word ‘Experian’ is a registered trademark in the EU and other countries and is owned by Experian Ltd. and/or its associated companies.

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Virginia Briody Appointed Vice President of Sales for TyMetrix

Virginia Briody Appointed Vice President of Sales for TyMetrix

Legal ebilling and matter management solution provider selects Xerox executive to lead growing sales team.

HARTFORD, CT (PRWEB) August 12, 2005

TyMetrix (www. tymetrix. com), a CT Corporation company and Wolters Kluwer business, and the market leader in Web-based legal ebilling and matter management solutions for corporate law departments, claims organizations and law firms, today announced the further expansion of its management team with the appointment of a new Vice President of Sales, Virginia Briody. Virginia will lead TyMetrix in its continued expansion into Global and US based corporate law departments and claims organizations and continue to expand TyMetrix sales team to accommodate the increasing demand for TyMetrix web-based system, TyMetrix 360°, a unified platform for matter management and electronic invoicing.

Virginia joined TyMetrix in March 2005 and brings 15 years of sales experience. Virginia will lead the TyMetrix sales efforts as TyMetrix expands vertically into additional markets and internationally. Virginia is a seasoned sales leader with a proven track record, including extensive Fortune 200 experience in the business-equipment industry. Before joining TyMetrix Virginia held several sales management positions at Xerox. While there her responsibilities included directing a sales team in promoting their flagship value-added products, enterprise applications and software solutions.

“Virginia brings incredible depth and breadth of sales leadership to TyMetrix,” says John Weber, TyMetrix General Manager. “She is a driven sales leader and given her decided business acumen, I am very confident that she will enhance our strategic sales program to ensure TyMetrix maintains its market leadership position."

TyMetrix sales force has doubled over the last year and since joining TyMetrix only a few months ago, Virginia has already increased the force by another 25%. “With the increased demand for our web-based e-billing, matter management and performance reporting metrics solution, TyMetrix 360°, we are now well-positioned to meet the needs of a growing list of customers,” commented Kurt Swanke, TyMetrix Senior Product Manager. “Now that TyMetrix 360° is scalable and can be delivered via` our new tiered pricing options, our market has expanded considerably to now include corporate law and insurance claims departments from the Fortune 1500 and largest 350 insurance companies.”

“TyMetrix continues to set the pace in the legal ebilling and matter management market.” said John Weber, TyMetrix General Manager. “It’s critical that we have a proven leader and a growing team of sales experts to assist corporate law and claims departments as they start to gather information about TyMetrix solutions. We are confident that Virginia’s experience selling web based workflow solutions will provide the background necessary as she steps into another industry.”

About TyMetrix

TyMetrix, a part of Wolters Kluwer Corporate & Financial Services, is the market leading brand of Web-based management solutions for corporate law departments and claims organizations. TyMetrix operations are headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, with staff across the country. TyMetrix solutions provide claims and corporate legal departments with web-based systems for electronic invoicing, performance management metrics, matter management, budgeting and forecasting, document management, and collaborative knowledge management. TyMetrix is a CT Corporation company.

About CT Corporation

CT Corporation, a Wolters Kluwer business, pioneered the corporate legal services industry more than 100 years ago. Today, CT Corporation is leading the industry in developing a powerful suite of integrated workflow tools and services to help corporate legal departments and law firms realize meaningful efficiencies and increased effectiveness. These solutions are corporate governance, including corporate records management and SEC compliance; corporate compliance, such as business entity and UCC compliance filings; statutory representation; and litigation management, including matter management, e-billing and e-discovery. CT Corporation is based in New York City. For more information on CT Corporation, please visit www. CTAdvantage. com.

About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. The company's core markets are spread across the health, corporate services, finance, tax, accounting, law, regulatory and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2004) of €3.3 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

Contact:

TyMetrix contact: 

Kurt Swanke

860.549.8795

Kswanke@tymetrix. com

Wolters Kluwer contact:

Peggy Wilson

320.240.5260

Peggy. wilson@wkglobal. com

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Monday, December 19, 2005

Award-Winning Life-Enhancing Dentistry Is One of U. S.'s Pioneering Centers Now Performing New, "Neuromuscular Dentistry" Treatment

Award-Winning Life-Enhancing Dentistry Is One of U. S.'s Pioneering Centers Now Performing New, "Neuromuscular Dentistry" Treatment

Award-winning Life-Enhancing Dentistry proudly announces that it is one of the U. S.'s pioneering centers now performing new, "Neuromuscular Dentistry" Treatment. The revolutionary facial-muscle alignment procedure can for millions help significantly alleviate migraine, back pain and other conditions as well as non-surgically makeover smiles and faces, typically within two, brief visits. The practice's related, introductory "Bite Analysis" treatment is free to the first 10 callers/emailers only on August 8, 2006.

WASHINGTON, DC (PRWEB) July 26, 2006

As consumer demand for 1000-watt smiles and cosmetic-dentistry makeovers grows white-hot, award-winning, locally based Life-Enhancing Dentistry or "LED" (www. lifeenhancingdentistry. com) announces that it is now performing "Neuromuscular Dentistry" treatment.

The pampering, cosmetic-dental haven is one of the United States' pioneering centers and the only DC practice that provides this novel, dental-facial aesthetic procedure, which is potentially beneficial to about sixty percent of the population.

As an incentive to consumers who may wish to learn about and try the treatment, only on August 8, 2006, the first 10 people to call 202-829-7600 or email DrLynn @LifeEnhancingDentistry. com about LED's Neuromuscular Dentistry service will receive one (1) free, related, introductory "Bite Analysis" treatment.

Life-Enhancing Dentistry is featured in the cover story of Black Enterprise's August 2006 issue (scheduled to appear on newsstands Friday, July 28, 2006), and in May 2006 the practice won the magazine's prestigious "Business Innovator of the Year" Award.

"Millions of people suffer from migraine, facial and back pain and many other complications ranging from ringing in the ears to teeth grinding, all of which can be the long-term effects of improper bite," explains Lynn D. Locklear, DDS, Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, LED. "Today, you can opt to undergo non-invasive, pain-free Neuromuscular procedures to properly align your jaw and facial muscles, which can significantly alleviate these conditions as well as non-surgically makeover your smile and face. It's a triple knockout - pain relief, a beautiful smile and a face lift typically within two, brief visits that include a nap time."

How It Works

Comments Claudia Kennedy: "You might have thought it was vanity that brought me in [to Life - Enhancing Dentistry], but I needed it all. My bite had never been correct. We got to a certain stage of treatment and my migraines stopped. I had insisted that there were other reasons, but guess what? Dr. Locklear was right [and today I] don't avoid looking at new pictures of myself. A lot changes when you fix something as central to your health as your bite."

When you bite down, your teeth fit together like puzzle pieces. This "bite" forces your muscles into a certain position whether they like it or not. Quite often, the muscles do not like it, and so they try to find a way out, a way into a comfortable position. This is why people grind their teeth - it's the reaction of the facial muscles trying to find their comfort zone.

Neuromuscular dental treatment involves deprogramming the muscles from their habitual relationship through the use of painless, low-grade electrical stimulus.

About the Practice

One of the United States' first centers to specialize in providing new-frontier Neuromuscular dental-facial aesthetic treatments, Life-Enhancing Dentistry (www. lifeenhancingdentistry. com) is an award-winning, pampering, Washington, DC-based practice focused on offering men and women exceptional, quality-of-life-improving dental and smile-makeover services--from teeth cleaning to whitening, straightening and beyond. In May 2006, LED won Black Enterprise magazine's prestigious "Business Innovator of the Year" Award. The practice was established in 2002.

About the Founder

Lynn D. Locklear, DDS

President and Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Locklear has been providing Life-Enhancing Dentistry in Washington DC since 1992. She is a 1990 graduate of Howard University College of Dentistry, and a 1985 Wellesley College alumnus. She has completed over 300 hours of post-graduate training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), and is one of only a handful of dentists in the DC area and the United States trained in Neuromuscular Dentistry. Through neuromuscular and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Locklear is able to fulfill her personal mission of enhancing the quality of people's lives in a way that is significant, meaningful and lasting.

*Graduate, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies

*Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

*Attendee, Chicago Institute of Aesthetic Excellence

*Provider, "Give-Back-A-Smile" Campaign

*Member, American Dental Association

*Member, American Academy of General Dentistry

Life-Enhancing Dentistry

437 Cedar Street, NW

Washington, DC 20012

202-829-7600

Www. lifeenhancingdentistry. com

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Sunday, December 18, 2005

Employer Health Management Program Helps Companies Succeed in Consumer Driven Healthcare Market

Employer Health Management Program Helps Companies Succeed in Consumer Driven Healthcare Market

Self Well Systems®, a comprehensive Employer Health Management program, aims to help companies and their employees succeed in the Consumer Driven Healthcare market.

(PRWEB) June 29, 2005

Self Well Systems®, an Employer Health Management (http://www. selfwellsystems. com) program, has developed a cost-effective program for employers to reduce their healthcare expenses while retaining their valued employees who are feeling the increasing financial weight of skyrocketing healthcare costs.

According to the Employment Policy Foundation, in 2003 a typical companyÂ’s healthcare cost an average of $3.80 per hour for each employee participating in healthcare coverage. By 2004, healthcare premiums increased by over 11%, four times the rate of inflation.

To stem the flow of these costs, many employers have chosen to allow employees to invest in Consumer Driven Health Plans with Health Savings Accounts (http://www. selfwellsystems. com) (HSA) or Health Reimbursement Arrangements (http://www. selfwellsystems. com) (HRA). Almost 50% of employers are using or seriously considering a Consumer Driven Health plan in the near future for their employees.

The most successful companies who currently use consumer health plans are those that actively help their employees make healthy lifestyle and behavioral changes. Self Well Systems Employer Health Management (http://www. selfwellsystems. com) Program provides decision-making tools to help assess and implement these changes.

“By sponsoring an Employer Health Management (http://www. selfwellsystems. com) program like Self Well Systems, a company can help its employees focus on prevention and health improvement, not just reactively treating an illness,” says Belinda Shover, President of Patient Prognostix Inc. and an industry veteran in the Florida HMO market. “Our user-friendly program profiles the health risks of the user into five prognostic categories. With personalized interventions and health target goals, the employee and their physician can better map out a treatment plan suited to one’s own personal healthcare needs,”

The Self Well Systems comprehensive Employer Health Management program consists of:

An online health risk appraisal (Self Well Assessment) A health risk scoring system identifying the employees most pressing health needs (Self Well Index) A proactive intervention guide with personalized target goals (Self Well Guide) Custom tailored health tracker reports (Self Well Tracker, which includes Action Plans, Appointment Planners, and Medication Managers) Multiple interactive tools and reports designed to allow the user to better understand how to navigate the Self Well healthcare system.

Employees using the Self Well Systems Employer Health Management program (http://www. selfwellsystems. com) receive immediate online reports with instructions and suggestions about how they can better manage their health. Companies who use the program receive a quarterly Corporate Report, analyzing the collective health of their workforce and suggestions on where to focus their health and wellness efforts. Better employee health and wellness will also lead to lower healthcare costs, improved employee morale, less absenteeism, and higher productivity.

As Consumer Driven Healthcare expands its reach into the business world, the effectiveness of oneÂ’s preventive programs will be key in reducing out-of-control health insurance costs. For more information about the Self Well Systems Employer Health Management Program, please visit www. SelfWellSystems. com.

About Self Well Systems®

Self Well Systems was created by Patient Prognostix Inc., a Florida based corporation. It is a user-friendly, personal health management program designed to direct consumers to an intervention driven approach to self-management by giving the user more comprehensive information about their own personal health care status. The instructions and interventions follow commonly accepted clinical practice guidelines from relevant medical organizations and associations. The intent of Self Well Systems is not to supplant the patient/doctor relationship, but to enhance it.

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Saturday, December 17, 2005

Absorb Vitamins Faster, More Effectively -- No Strain, No Pills

Absorb Vitamins Faster, More Effectively -- No Strain, No Pills

IsotonicsOnline. com is a new site geared towards health and wellness. It presents the Isotonix line of vitamins, minerals, and supplements. Isotonix supplements are scientifically-advanced formulas designed to give your body maximum and rapid absorption of nutrients. Visitors can easily access information, intuitively navigate to discover other products, watch product demos, read the ingredients, customer reviews, read the labels, and order online.

Charleston, SC (PRWEB) October 26, 2009

The answer: Isotonics. Meaning same fluid pressure.

Short of going intravenous, which is a bit extreme for daily use, it is the fastest, most effective way to absorb the nutrients that vitamins and nutritional supplements provide. Vitamins and nutritional supplements in isotonic form have the same fluid pressure as the fluids in the human body (http://www. isotonicsonline. com/isotonic-nutrition/can-you-absorb-vitamins-faster-and-more-effectively-than-taking-a-pill-with-isotonix-you-can/). Unlike pills, which can be a strain for some to swallow and can take up to 4 hours for the body to absorb, isotonic vitamins and nutritional supplements have no fillers or binders, and are absorbed almost instantly, more effectively, and is delivered to where it matters most -- to the digestive tract where absorption occurs because the body recognizes the pressure as being already digested.

Isotonix® is composed of perfected, scientifically advanced, isotonic vitamins, minerals, and nutritional supplements. From top sellers like OPC-3, Calcium Plus, Advanced B-Complex, Multivitamins, Digestive Enzymes, Probiotics, Vitamin C, Acai, to Resveratrol (http://www. isotonicsonline. com) and more, IsotonicsOnline. com presents this collection of Isotonix® products in a format that's easy to understand and intuitive to navigate.

Visit IsotonicsOnline. com and learn about OPC-3 and the various Isotonix® products, and the benefits they provide. Site visitors can watch product demos, read the ingredients, the studies, customer reviews, read the product labels, and order products online. There's even a contact form if visitors would like to talk to someone.

IsotonicsOnline owner and creator, Jet Balagtas (http://www. isotonicsonline. com/about/), is an independent distributor of Market America. He is a happy user of Isotonix® vitamins and supplements, and has brought his internet skills to share this information to the world. Jet and his wife have been taking Isotonix® OPC-3, Vitamin C, Calcium Plus, Advanced B-Complex, Digestive Enzymes with Probiotics, and Resveratrol. They recently had their physicals and blood work done, and they are in perfect health. Jet says that it's nice to have lower insurance premiums but it's even nicer to know that they'll both be around long enough to really enjoy the kids. So his goal with the site is to make it easier for folks to discover and experience Isotonix® and the benefits that products like OPC-3 provide. For more information, visit IsotonicsOnline. com and email Jet through the contact form (http://www. isotonicsonline. com/contact/), or call (949) 463-8800.

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Friday, December 16, 2005

The Healthcare Workforce's New Diversity Destination

The Healthcare Workforce's New Diversity Destination

Diversity HealthWorks, an on-line career portal dedicated to diversity in the healthcare workforce launched this week. With increasing diversity in the country, the need for more diverse health professionals has increased, too. Diversity HealthWorks is part of the solution for greater diversity in healthcare.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 28, 2004

Diversity HealthWorks (www. diversityhealthworks. com), a first of its kind healthcare career portal dedicated to diversity in the healthcare workforce launched today. In addition to its job board services Diversity HealthWorks will be hosting a series of career forum events that bring together the workforce, health plans, and employers to highlight how diversity and disparities in healthcare affect their bottom line.

As an emerging initiative, the Diversity HealthWorks' Workforce Forum Series serves to provide action-oriented information about healthcare diversity, to look at strategies for addressing gaps, and to expand leadership capacity. For healthcare professionals, the goal is to connect individuals with companies that are looking to hire diverse talent in healthcare from consulting to nursing and biotechnology to medical billing and coding.

The Southeast stop of the Workforce Forum series will be held at the Georgia International Conference Center on February 16, 2005 in Atlanta, GA. The event will start with a seminar entitled, The Business Case for Diversity in Healthcare and will conclude with a career fair and career development workshops in the afternoon.

"It is absolutely imperative that organizations raise awareness about the human and economic repercussions of health disparities that exist among today's increasingly diverse workforce," said Amri Johnson of WellSolve Health Research Network, the parent company of Diversity HealthWorks. "Participating in the Career Forum Series is an outstanding way to learn the effects and find solutions to addressing diversity where health is concerned within both healthcare and non-healthcare companies."

Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Diversity HealthWorks Career Forum Series event in February, and employers are encouraged to visit www. diversityhealthworks. com for more details. Additional resources and facts about healthcare disparities, workforce diversity, information about future locations of the Career Forum Series, and Diversity HealthWorks' job board are also featured on the web site.

Diversity HealthWorks is a wholly owned subsidiary of WellSolve Health Research Network. It was established in 2004 as a one-stop destination for employers and job seekers alike to find action-oriented information, programs, and resources dedicated and related to diversity in the healthcare workforce.

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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Web TV Broadcaster Opens in SW Missouri

Web TV Broadcaster Opens in SW Missouri

Through advancements in web video streaming, Web TV is making it possible for individuals, companies and organizations to broadcast through the internet at a fraction of the cost of regular TV. All industries from the business sector to education, music and film will be able to benefit from Web TV.

Springfield, MO (PRWEB) November 21, 2006

A new web TV network is revolutionizing the market, making it easier for businesses to communicate their message. R Myers E-Marketing aka The WNB Network, now based in Willard Missouri, launched their business in 2004 from Sunny Arizona.

In December 2006 they are launching http://www. MissouriWebTV. com (http://www. MissouriWebTV. com). Following soon in early 2007 with Kansas Web TV, OK Web TV, Indiana Web TV, Ohio Web TV, Tennessee Web TV and so on. Arizona Web TV is already functioning.

Through advancements in web video streaming, Web TV is making it possible for individuals, companies and organizations to broadcast through the internet at a fraction of the cost of regular TV. The result is a high quality, television style, show that downloads rapidly. The viewer's only requirement is high-speed or broadband Internet access and the free windows media player for PC or MAC.

All industries from the business sector to education, music and film will be able to benefit from Web TV. It has been used for items such as Weekly, TV style, talk shows business infomercials, health & fitness shows, music videos, tutorials, and documentaries and is accessible 24/7 anywhere in the world. Even some Nationally Syndicated TV Shows have chosen the WNB Network to broadcast their shows world wide, online. Web TV is revolutionizing our world. Any profession can utilize it and it is

Affordable for businesses of all sizes.

World Net Broadcasting is owned by, Randy Myers E-Marketing, an online advertising company bringing many years of broadcast TV experience to the internet. TV style productions start as low as $250.00 for a 30 minute infomercial. That was not a typo just $250.00 for the shooting, editing, compressing and uploading to the web.

"Businesses don't have to produce brochures or videos, or incur the additional expense of postage. Instead, they have the ability at their fingertips to broadcast their message worldwide," said Randy Myers, owner of World Net Broadcasting. Mr. Myers is no stranger to TV or radio, in front of and behind, the mic, or the camera, Randy Myers sets you at ease and makes it affordable.

To learn more about the WNB Network, visit www. MissouriWebTV. com.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Executive Compensation: New Challenges for Life Science Companies

Executive Compensation: New Challenges for Life Science Companies

“Executive Compensation: New Challenges for Life Science Companies”—an off-the-record discussion by a panel of experts—Sponsored by The Healthcare Governance Forum.

Burlingame, CA, (PRWEB) August 11, 2005

Join other senior executives and a panel of experts for a discussion of challenges, solutions, and best practices in the area of executive compensation. The panel will be moderated by Ann Costelloe, Office Practice Leader, Executive Compensation, Watson Wyatt Worldwide. Panelists include Srini Akkaraju, Ph. D., M. D., Partner, JP Morgan Partners; Scott Morrison, US Life Science Leader, Ernst & Young LLP; Tim Ranzetta, President and COO, Equilar, Inc.; and Roger Stern, Partner and Co-Chair, Employee Benefits & Compensation Group, Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

7:30-9:30 A. M.

The Westin Palo Alto

675 El Camino Real

Palo Alto, CA 94301

$45 per person (includes continental breakfast)

To register visit http://www. DayAssociates. net/HGF (http://www. DayAssociates. net/HGF) or contact the Healthcare Governance Forum by phone (650) 343-2660 or e-mail HGF@DayAssociates. net.

The HGF was created to provide Bay Area life science companies with a forum to discuss the ongoing impact of government changes on business practices. By uniting industry experts from the healthcare and biotech communities, forum organizers hope to open a communication channel among Bay Area senior management teams. “We envision this as a first step in strengthening relations among industry leaders,” said Forum organizer, J. Kevin Day of Day & Associates in Burlingame, CA.

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Monday, December 12, 2005

Internationally Self-Syndicated Parenting Columnist, Jodie Lynn, Publishes New Syndication Book

Internationally Self-Syndicated Parenting Columnist, Jodie Lynn, Publishes New Syndication Book

Parent to Parent, syndicated columnist, Jodie Lynn authors Syndication Secrets - What No One Will Tell You!

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 26, 2006

It appears that almost everyone is interested in writing a column; after doing so, they wonder how it might become syndicated. "How did you become syndicated? It's the first thing people ask me when they find out my column has a potential readership of 19 million," says Lynn. "I guess that question is to be expected."

A publisher contacted Lynn a couple of years ago and offered to publish an e-Book called Syndication Secrets. After it did so well, and people kept asking for it in paperback, the situation seemed completely natural in moving forward.

Used in her speaking engagement at the 2006 Erma Bombeck Workshop, where Lynn was the only speaker on syndication, Syndication Secrets was hot off the press -- literally!

Lynn says, "The publisher had to send in a special box of books because Ingram Book Supplier did not get them in time for the bookstore to send out a regular purchase order. They were waiting for me when I checked into the hotel… it was exciting that all of them sold at the Erma Bombeck Workshop."

Achieving, aspiring, and inspiring others, Lynn seems to handle each new endeavor with a renewed spirit and love of her favorite saying: "Never give up on your ability to obtain your dreams, especially if you repeatedly get slapped down."

Her energy, hard work, and follow-through are what have been the driving forces behind her ongoing success. Syndication Secrets is now available at any major bookstore or online at Amazon and Barnes And Noble. All neatly wrapped up into a motivational sales/business manual, it leaves behind the perplexing questions writers and columnists often ask about. The book speaks volumes about the real truth on the syndication process and offers plenty of examples.

For information, please see www. ParentToParent. com for more details. To schedule an interview, please call 636 273 0404.

About Jodie Lynn:

Jodie Lynn is an award winning internationally syndicated family/health columnist and radio personality. Her syndicated column Parent to Parent, has been successful for over 10 years and appears in newspapers, magazines, newsletters and throughout the Internet. She is a regular contributor to several sites including eDiets. com, KeepKidsHealthy. com, ClubMom. com, BabyUniverse. com and is the National Spokesperson for Cedar Valley Publishing. Lynn has written three books and contributed to two others, one of which was on Oprah and has appeared on NBC in a three month parenting segment. Her next book, Mom CEO (Chief Everything Officer)™, is due out in a few weeks and can now be pre-ordered at Amazon. com or through any bookstore. Additionally, she is the first internationally syndicated family newspaper columnist to add live downloadable Audio/Podcasting parenting segments over the web. See www. ParentToParent. com for details.

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SAP Certifies Integration of Invistics MachSix™ with mySAP™ ERP

SAP Certifies Integration of Invistics MachSix™ with mySAP™ ERP

Invistics, developer of manufacturing performance optimization software, has achieved SAP Certified Integration of its MachSix Integration Server.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 20, 2005

Invistics, developer of manufacturing performance optimization solutions for complex, asset-intensive industries such as consumer packaged goods and pharmaceuticals, announced today that it has achieved SAP® Certified Integration of its MachSix Integration Server. This product from Invistics provides interoperability between the mySAP ERP™ solution and Invistics MachSix advanced analytics, optimization and simulation software.

Invistics software complements mySAP ERP by providing tools that allow manufacturers to account for demand variability, design and implement flow manufacturing processes that are more flexible, and conduct ongoing analysis of plant floor health based on real-time data while optimizing throughput, cycle time and customer service levels.

Invistics uniquely combines MachSix software with a manufacturing performance methodology that leverages the proven principles of Lean Manufacturing and key components of Six Sigma.

Customers utilizing Invistics MachSix have attained dramatic performance improvements including:

On-time deliveries to over 99% Reductions in inventory by over 50% Increased throughput Cycle times cut by 50% or more Minimized customer lead times Optimized lot and campaign sizes Tightly controlled WIP

“Achieving certification from SAP for the integration of MachSix database and integration server with SAP R/3® Release 4.6C provides a foundation for integrating mission-critical data from plant-floor operations into planning systems and can give customers the ability to better control inventory, order management and data for decision-making,” says Scott Geller, Invistics president and CEO.

About Invistics

Invistics helps manufacturers in complex, asset-intensive industries such as consumer packaged goods and pharmaceuticals achieve operational excellence in an often overlooked, yet core, element of their supply chain -- production operations. Built on Lean and Six Sigma principles, our manufacturing performance optimization solution, Invistics MachSixTM, is specifically designed to redefine complex plant-level tradeoffs between inventory costs, customer service, production throughput, and cycle times. Customers use our methodology and software to identify and manage sources of variability while breaking down organizational silos. They achieve dramatic, sustained results including over 99% on-time deliveries, an average reduction of 50% in inventory, and cutting cycle times by more than half. Designed to enhance existing ERP, SCM and MES systems, our solution can be deployed quickly, without having to alter production strategies, and start delivering results within weeks. For more information, please visit www. Invistics. com or call 800-601-3456.

Editor’s Note: MachSix is a trademark of Invistics. SAP, mySAP, R/3 and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and in several other countries all over the world. All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

Public Relations Contact:

Therese Aleman

Invistics Corporation

770-559-6386

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Sunday, December 11, 2005

IVital Hosts Seminars: Permanent Weight Loss, Lap-Band, Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Diet Failure Rates, Mexico Surgeries, Insurance Eligibility, Financing Options

IVital Hosts Seminars: Permanent Weight Loss, Lap-Band, Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Diet Failure Rates, Mexico Surgeries, Insurance Eligibility, Financing Options

Obesity Surgery Reported by OPRAH, 60 Minutes, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, JAMA and the New England Journal of Medicine Fuels Demand and Confusion--Permanent Weight Loss Experts, iVital, Launch Seminar Series to Answer Questions for Those Suffering Weight-Related Symptoms--iVital Permanent Weight Loss Seminar Series Topics: Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic Adjustable Gastric Banding, Lap-Band®, Diet Failure Rates, Mexico Surgeries, Insurance Eligibility, Financing Options--Contact: 214-347-4434 OR 866-561-9546 (Dallas, Ft. Worth, Plano, TX 75093)

Dallas/Ft. Worth and Plano, TX (PRWEB) May 12, 2008

With Texas emerging as the hub for weight loss surgery, especially in Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano (http://online. wsj. com/article/SB120692909065176045.html), iVital--experts in permanent weight loss--launch their custom seminar series to answer questions for those suffering weight-related symptoms including diabetes, infertility, high cholesterol, high blood pressure (hypertension), orthopedic problems, sleep apnea, gout, low energy, diminished self-esteem and stubborn excess weight of thirty pounds or more. iVital's twice-weekly, Permanent Weight Loss Seminars are conducted by iVital medical experts, the iVital team and patients who've succeeded in losing extra weight for good. (As reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine: With integrated patient care, 98% of Lap-Band® patients studied lost 87% of their excess weight--and kept it off.)

Oprah, 60 Minutes, CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta (http://www. cnn. com/2008/HEALTH/diet. fitness/01/22/diabetes. obesity. surgery. ap/index. html#cnnSTCVideo), The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, JAMA and The New England Journal of Medicine all have reported on bariatric surgery, gastric bypass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB), also known as the Lap-Band out-patient procedure. The media attention has generated both demand and confusion fueling the need for answers to questions about permanent weight loss for individuals who want to lose 30 or more pounds, obesity surgery in Mexico, insurance coverage for weight loss surgery, why diets have such a high failure rates, and which symptoms of extra weight are best addressed by weight loss surgery.

"Weight loss surgery, specifically the Lap-Band outpatient procedure, is no longer considered an option of last resort," said iVital Medical Director Dr. Theresa Garza. "With Lap-Band patients experiencing spontaneous diabetes remission, permanent weight loss and profound reduction in appetite and cravings (http://www. cbsnews. com/stories/2008/04/17/60minutes/main4023451.shtml), our biggest concern becomes too rapid weight loss," Dr. Garza continued. "iVital has launched our seminar series to compare and demystify permanent weight loss options, ensuring individuals suffering from weight-related symptoms receive the proper care and information they need to safely eliminate their excess weight for good. We believe prospective patients should have access to the most information possible and match themselves to the best permanent weight loss option available."

IVital's information-packed, Permanent Weight Loss Seminars are held at Willow Bend Wellness Center every Monday at Noon and every Thursday evening at 6 p. m. To best accommodate and serve guests, iVital strongly recommends advance reservations. Seminar reservations are made online at www. iVital. com or by calling 214-347-4434.

IVital Permanent Weight Loss Seminars--What to Expect:
 Meet iVital's Medical Staff and Dedicated Team  Talk to Local Weight Loss Successes--They Know Exactly What You're Going Through!  Your Most Vital Questions Answered: Lap-Band, Gastric Bypass, Bariatric Surgery Statistics, Mexico Surgeries, Insurance, Diets, Weight-Related Symptoms, Which Weight Loss Solution is Best for Me?  Plus, Qualify for a Personal, Discreet and Complimentary "iVital Diagnostic Evaluation" Based on You! Free, Limited Time Offer. (a $400 Value) About iVital | Weight Loss, Life & You!
Inspired by our passion to improve lives'
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through personalized' superior care. iVital is dedicated to helping individuals lose their excess weight and keep it off with customized solutions built around the Lap-Band®. iVital has tailored this procedure and a continuum of customer-centric aftercare for the millions of Americans who want to improve their health and look and feel their best - for life.

For more information, visit www. ivital. com.

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