Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Delectable Mlesna Ceylon Tea Now Available Worldwide Online

The Delectable Mlesna Ceylon Tea Now Available Worldwide Online

Mlesna (Ceylon) Tea Company has been providing premium Ceylon teas and unique tea gifts to tea lovers and tourists from all over the world through its exquisite tea boutiques in Sri Lanka. It is now able to serve its worldwide customers online.

Singapore (PRWEB) March 27, 2006

Mlesna (Ceylon) Tea Company of Sri Lanka was formed in 1983 by a young team of tea experts with a passion for quality. Now, with 23 years of experience and dedication, they have discovered the formula to perfection by producing black teas of the finest quality.

Mlesna, a specialty tea brand, was the first to introduce the “Tea Center” & “Tea Boutique” concept that quickly gained huge popularity in Sri Lanka. Competing directly with world class international brands, Mlesna has today, arguably the widest range in the world, with over 3,000 varieties of teas and tea gifts. Mlesna “Tea Boutiques”, a concept that caught on favorably with tourists, visiting delegates and the up-market tea drinking community in Sri Lanka, houses a wide array of premium quality gourmet teas in award winning packaging. To better serve their growing customer base worldwide, these selections are now available through its official online distributor, Your Tea Place (http://www. yourteaplace. com (http://www. yourteaplace. com)).

“Tourists who visit Sri Lanka invariably buy Mlesna products at their exquisite tea boutiques as their products present real value and quality in smart packaging” said Kim Yong, Founder and CEO of YourTeaPlace. com. “However, after having totally consumed what they have bought, they are not able to find Mlesna teas and products in malls and supermarkets back home. Being high quality gourmet teas, Mlesna is simply not sold in supermarkets or served in cafes as they do not want to compete on price with other regular tea brands” continued Kim Yong.

Realizing this shortcoming, Mlesna has appointed YourTeaPlace. com to market its range of products online. Your Tea Place is strategically based in Singapore, home to one of the busiest and most connected air and sea ports in the world. Being at the crossroads of international trans-shipment, they are well positioned to bring the benefits of fast and efficient doorstep delivery to customers anywhere in the world.

Tea drinking is the culture of many Asian countries, especially in Korea, China and Japan. It is also fast growing in popularity in many other parts of the world because of its many health benefits. With online shopping and broadband penetration growing at a phenomenal rate in these countries and many parts of the world, YourTeaPlace. com with its multi-lingual website is well positioned to serve the growing needs of these markets.

About 'Your Tea Place'

Your Tea Place (http://www. yourteaplace. com (http://www. yourteaplace. com)) is the Official Online Store for Mlesna (Ceylon) Tea which offers a wide range of premium Ceylon teas, green teas and exquisite tea gifts.

Contact:

Kim Yong, Founder and CEO

Your Tea Place

+65-96775545

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

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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Cardiologists Mobilize to Protect Quality Cardiac Care for Patients New Guarding Hearts Alliance: Heart Patients' Advocate in Congress

Cardiologists Mobilize to Protect Quality Cardiac Care for Patients New Guarding Hearts Alliance: Heart Patients' Advocate in Congress

Organizations representing the vast majority of cardiologists around the country have joined forces today to preserve and protect the highest quality cardiac care available in America. Guarding Hearts Alliance is advocating to protect patient access to cardiac care in whatever Medicare changes or health care reform legislation is enacted.

Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) September 24, 2009

Organizations representing the vast majority of cardiologists around the country have joined forces today to preserve and protect the highest quality cardiac care available in America. Guarding Hearts Alliance (http://guardingheartsalliance. org/) is advocating to protect patient access to cardiac care in whatever Medicare changes or health care reform legislation is enacted.

Cardiovascular disease is the Number One killer in America, claiming 2,400 lives each day. "That number will continue to climb if currently proposed Medicare regulations or certain provisions within health care reform legislation are implemented," said Warren Levy, M. D.,F. A.C. C., a Virginia-based cardiologist and a spokesperson for the alliance. "We are launching the Guarding Hearts Alliance to make sure that America's heart patients are heard in Washington. We support the intention of recently proposed Medicare regulations, but we cannot stand by as proposals are adopted that will hurt patients and their access to the highest quality cardiac care possible. Our focus is on our patients and protecting the progress we've made in fighting heart disease."

Guarding Hearts Alliance Overview
The Guarding Hearts Alliance (http://guardingheartsalliance. org/) is a partnership representing more than 23,000 cardiologists who are vitally concerned about the access to quality care for more than 80 million patients suffering from heart disease. The group's mission is to educate lawmakers and others about how proposed Medicare regulations and health care reforms could needlessly risk patient lives.

Patients concerned about their access to cardiac care being restricted in this debate should sign up to join the alliance at www. GuardingHeartsAlliance. org. Their voices will be heard clearly in October, when members of the alliance travel to Washington, D. C., to meet with lawmakers about issues that could have significantly adverse affects on the nation's fight against heart disease.

"We will advocate vigorously for heart patients," said Cathleen Biga, president of Cardiology Advocacy Alliance (http://cardiologycaa. com), which helped create the new group. "Our comprehensive campaign includes a dynamic and interactive Website to educate the public, online advertising and awareness activities in key markets across the country." Biga noted that the campaign will center on stories of patients who have experienced the need for access to immediate cardiac care and diagnostic equipment.

Potential Impact of Medicare and Health Care Reform Proposals
America's cardiologists have made great advancements against heart disease, reducing heart-related deaths and the severity of heart-related illness by 27 percent during the past 10 years. The urgent need for this specialty will continue to grow by 60 percent in the next 15 years as baby boomers age.

However, proposed changes to Medicare and certain provisions in legislation before Congress threaten the advances in cardiac care that have benefited patients across the country. Guarding Hearts Alliance is fighting to ensure that patients' safety comes first, ahead of well-intentioned but ultimately harmful changes that would reduce access to the best cardiac care possible.

Today, there are Medicare proposals that, if enacted, will have life-threatening impact on cardiac care in America. These proposed changes could:
 Limit access to in-office imaging equipment, which would delay diagnosis and add another layer between doctor and patient.  Force cardiologists to lay off staff, close outlying offices, reduce services and limit the number of Medicare patients they treat.  Increase health care expenses, both to the system at large from the use of more expensive testing locations and to patients, via increased patient out-of-pocket costs.

In addition, proposed amendments to some health care reform proposals could also reduce patient access to critical cardiac care.

Together, such changes would decrease access to cardiac care, particularly in rural areas, and diminish competition and choice. And they would take lifesaving tools out of the hands of trained physicians.

"The most costly heart attack is the one that could have been prevented," said Dr. Levy. "These proposed changes will only hurt our ability to diagnose and treat patients before a heart attack strikes."

Patient-Focused Solutions
Successful treatment of patients with heart disease requires speed, access to the latest technology and access to specialized expertise. Certain changes now under consideration would cause lengthy delays in diagnosis and treatment, limit patient access to technology and, by forcing some physicians to curtail services, severely limit access to cardiac care. Guarding Hearts Alliance would like Medicare and Congress to take the time necessary to explore thoughtful and proper changes to avoid the unintended consequence of limiting access to quality cardiac care.

Understanding that reform is needed, Guarding Hearts Alliance urges Medicare officials and Congress to consider measures that:
 Support strong credentialing and accreditation programs to make certain that diagnostic equipment is used properly and cost-effectively.  Encourage the use of criteria to help physicians determine which tests are appropriate based on a patient's symptoms and medical history.  Provide for disclosure of physician ownership in hospitals and imaging equipment to promote transparency.  Ensure patient safety through the creation of emergency care provisions and protocols at physician-owned facilities.

Interviews with Warren Levy, Cathleen Biga and other cardiac specialists may be arranged by contacting Margo Burrage at 734-255-5659.

About Guarding Hearts Alliance (http://guardingheartsalliance. org)
Guarding Hearts Alliance is a partnership representing more than 23,000 cardiologists across the country, all of whom are strongly in favor of Medicare regulations and health care reform initiatives that put patients first in preserving access to high-quality cardiac care. Administered through the Cardiology Advocacy Alliance, this group is vitally concerned about potential changes that could inadvertently endanger patient lives. Such issues as imaging equipment utilization and reimbursement fee schedules might sound like they would generate simple shifts in business practices, but they represent a potential threat--restricting access to lifesaving technology that serves the range of rural Medicare recipients to privately insured urban residents alike.

For more information, visit www. GuardingHeartsAlliance. org.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Government Fails to Implement Recommendations In the Wake of Bristol

Government Fails to Implement Recommendations In the Wake of Bristol

DownÂ’s Heart Group today launched itÂ’s campaign to lobby Ministers and MPÂ’s regarding the Governments failure to implement recommendations made in the report of Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Services Review Group published in November 2002.

(PRWEB) January 16, 2005

In March 2001 the Department of Health set up the Paediatric and Congenital Cardiac Services Review Group (PCCSR) to advise on the implementation of recommendations made in the Kennedy Report, also taking into account the findings of the inquiries at Royal Brompton / Harefield and Alder Hey. They made recommendations to Department of Health Ministers which will ensure high quality, patient-focused effective, efficient, accessible and safe services for children and adolescents with congenital heart disease and their families as part of the NHS “Agenda for Change.”

The Review was assisted in no small part by many organisations and individuals who gave of their time and experience to ensure the resultant recommendations would provide a detailed and valuable framework for the future development of Paediatric Cardiac Services. For many parents this was an highly emotional topic to discuss but their motivation was the realisation that they were best placed to ensure the necessary changes, which would provide the high quality treatment our children deserve.

Speaking at a Conference on December 15th Dr Stephen Ladyman, the Parliamentary Under Secretary dealing with the PCCSR, stated that “There is no part of our population that’s more important than our children. And nothing more important than the quality of care that we provide for our children. That is why services for children and improving the health of children have been given such prominence by the Government.“

Yet despite these comments, over two years after the Report was published, the Government has failed to provide the finance and backing necessary to implement these important recommendations.

DHG Chairman, Cliff Lake states “Down’s Heart Group, along with leading paediatric cardiac specialists, are appalled that findings from the Kennedy and Evans Reports are still being ignored. Despite all the Governments early promises made by Alan Milburn after Bristol and setting up a specialist review, the only constant thing seems to be NO CHANGE!”

Notes to Editor

Many children with learning disabilities have associated health issues often heart related. About 47% of those born with DownÂ’s Syndrome have heart problems, Down's Heart Group is a national charity (1011413) providing support and information specifically relating to these. The Group had not inconsiderable input in to the inquiries, review and recommendations referred to.

Contact

Sarah Smith, Information Officer.

Tel/Fax 01455 888344  

Mobile 07790 522886   

Email sarah@dhg. org. uk

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National Small Business Association Reaffirms Partnership with Sprint Nextel

National Small Business Association Reaffirms Partnership with Sprint Nextel

Working to provide small business with the tools and resources they need to succeed, the National Business Association (NBA) and Sprint reaffirm their strategic partnership to offer programs that are customized specifically towards the needs of the small business owner.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) June 3, 2006

Working to provide small business with the tools and resources they need to succeed, the National Business Association (NBA) and Sprint reaffirm their strategic partnership to offer programs that are customized specifically towards the needs of the small business owner.

“Our partnership with Sprint allows our members to receive the options and pricing enjoyed by larger corporations. Sprint has the ability to provide its vast array of product lines to our members and members have the option to customize the plans to fit their needs. Best of all, the pricing is very competitive,” said Raj Nisankarao, president of the association.

The NBA continuously strives to provide its members with a variety of strategic partnerships to provide a network of support programs, cost and time saving products, services and valuable small business resource materials to help the small business community. The NBA’s partnership with Sprint continues the long-standing commitment to the success of the self-employed and small business community and the free enterprise system.

About Sprint Nextel

Sprint Nextel offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wire-line communications services to consumer, business and government customers. Sprint Nextel is widely recognized for developing, engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including two robust wireless networks offering industry leading mobile data services; instant national and international push-to-talk capabilities; and an award-winning and global Tier 1 Internet backbone. For more information, visit www. sprint. com.

About the National Business Association

The National Business Association (www. nationalbusiness. org) is a not for profit association, specifically designed and actively managed to assist the self-employed and small business community in achieving their professional goals. The NBA continuously strives to provide its members with vital support programs, cost and time saving products and services in the areas of Business, Lifestyle, Education, and Health. Members enjoy an array of benefits including access to health insurance coverage through a highly rated insurance company (www. whataquote. com), networking opportunities (www. nationalbusiness. org/mall (http://www. nationalbusiness. org/mall)), free financial software, Internet marketing (www. nbausa. com), and discounts from nationally known companies.

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Eco-Friendly Terranea Resort in Southern California Announces Commitment to Sustainable Practices

Eco-Friendly Terranea Resort in Southern California Announces Commitment to Sustainable Practices

The eco-friendly Terranea Resort in Southern California announces its commitment to environmentally sustainable practices and energy conservation efforts.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2008

In reverence to the unmarred setting of Palos Verdes, Terranea Resort in Southern California, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, is being created with the utmost sensitivity to its native environment and a guiding philosophy of ecological sustainability. The existing contours of the land and varied microclimates create diverse natural habitats and every effort has been made to blend the ecological and aesthetic characteristics of the surrounding landscape into the resort.

Terranea is an eco-friendly California resort committed to protecting the valuable coastal resources that define the Palos Verdes peninsula and make Terranea one of the most valued natural locations in the world. No land mass is being removed from the area during the development of Terranea, and 40% of the materials from abandoned structures left behind by previous tenants are being recycled and used in site preparation of the new resort, and 65,000 tons of onsite rock was crushed to utilize under roads and walkways.

Terranea Resort's sustainable environmental practices call for measures to protect open space, improve wildlife habitat and treat storm water. To protect and enhance local water quality, Terranea is implementing a series of environmental best management practices that include wet ponds, Bioswales and storm filters.

Terranea offers over 631, 800 square feet of native habitat areas. One of the defining characteristics of the Palos Verdes Peninsula is the striking contrast between the texture of the native plants found on the hillsides and refined planting palette of the homes that abut these places. Together, the plants create a variety of intimate and social spaces that transition seamlessly from the interior to the exterior of the space

This sustainable California resort's water quality management goals are to protect and enhance local water quality by reducing storm water pollutants to limit storm water flows and to conserve the natural areas of the site. Terranea's pools will be treated with salt water in lieu of a fully chlorinated system. This process is both environmentally friendly and healthier for pool users.

Onsite stone has been quarried to use for stone veneer on the resort's walls within the landscape. The Boral Clay Pavers made from two of the most abundant natural materials on the planet, clay and shale, will be used throughout the site. They will be sand set to allow for the infiltration of water into the ground. This improves local water quality and further reduces impervious surface paving throughout the project.

Other eco-friendly resort practices implemented throughout Terranea include:
 Embrace the ultimate goal of zero-waste  In year 1-3, attain at least 70% of waste not going to landfill  Recycling program that includes paper, glass, plastic, metals and organic waste  Adopt FLOSS philosophy for food: Fresh, Local, Organic, Seasonal, Sustainable  Purchase bio-degradable room amenity containers  Provide organic dry cleaning services  Create uniforms made of bamboo cotton or chemical free organic cotton, wool or hemp  Purchase from "green" vendors and suppliers  Utilize certified "green" cleaning products  Printed materials on 30% PCW (post consumer waster) and made with wind-generated electricity  Print with vegetable ink  Paperless check-in and check-out  Utilize Green-Key (recyclable, bio-degradable and produced from paperboard)  Utilize earth-friendly paper and FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified paper  Energy efficiency program  High-impact fluorescent light bulbs  Water conservation program  Utilize natural daylight  Embrace DH&R Corporate Destination Earth initiatives

For more information, visit www. terranea. com.

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Friday, October 24, 2008

Dog Products Of The Year Award Winners Announced By PupLife. com

Dog Products Of The Year Award Winners Announced By PupLife. com

The 3rd Annual Dog Products of the Year Award Winners were officially announced today. Many new and unique products made the list along with several repeat performances. This year's award winners represent the best dog products available in categories including Best Dog Toy, Best Dog Training Aid, Best Dog Food, Best Dog Treat, Best Dog Collar and more.

Fennville, MI (PRWEB) January 16, 2007

Winners of the 4th Annual Dog Products of the Year Awards were officially announced today. Many new and outstanding products made the list along with several repeat performances from past winners. Each year, PupLife. com honors the best dog products on the market. The 2006 Dog Products of the Year Awards serve as a buying guide for dog parents looking for the highest quality goods for their pets.

For the third year in a row, PupLife. com, a leading online retailer of intelligent dog supplies, selected its 2006 Dog Products of the Year winners based on a number of factors including overall product design, product testing, customer feedback and overall sales. PupLife. com President Eric Houtkooper, said, "We are extremely selective about the products we carry. We rigorously test all of our products, gather customer feedback and gauge sales throughout the year. Only then do we choose the best in each category for our list of Dog Products of the Year." The 3rd Annual Dog Products of the Year categories include Dog Toys, Dog Treats, Dog Food, Dog Training Aid, Dog Carriers, Dog Safety, Dog Health & First Aid, Dog Books & DVDs, and (new for 2006) Best Gift Idea and Best Overall Dog Product of the Year.

PupLife. com honored The Honest Kitchen as Best Dog Food for the second year in a row. A leader in the raw food revolution, The Honest Kitchen is one of the fastest growing dog food brands in the country. Offering consumers four unique dehydrated raw diet formulas, The Honest Kitchen continues to blaze a trail in the industry with superior ingredients and high quality production. Lucy Postins, Co-Founder of The Honest Kitchen, was honored by the repeat win saying, "It's fabulous to be given this recognition for the products we're creating, and it makes it even more important knowing that the award comes from Puplife. com, an organization that's an expert at identifying intelligent dog products."

Simon & Huey took top honors for their doggoned tasty dog treats. "Our customers love the freshness of Simon & Huey treats," said PupLife. com CEO, Leslie Hayes-Houtkooper. "They smell terrific and dogs go crazy for them. With ingredients like oat flour, peanut butter, ginger and molasses, you know your giving your pup a healthy, wholesome treat." Jessamy Whitsitt from Simon & Huey was pleased at being selected commenting, "We are nothing less than ecstatic to be selected asPuplife. com's dog treat of the year. We strive very hard to be the best and it is wonderful to get recognized."

In the category of Dog Health & Safety, Puplife. com chose Spot Organics Gentle Ear Cleansing Cloths. A great choice for dogs prone to ear infections, Spot Organics Gentle Ear Cleansing Cloths are free from harsh chemicals so they can be used daily.

The award for Best Dog Collars, Leashes or Harnesses went to Lupine Pet Products. "We can't say enough good things about Lupine products," remarked Leslie Hayes-Houtkooper. "They continue to create adorable new patterns and offer the best guarantee in the industry. Lupine products are guaranteed for life - even if chewed."

Tazlab Safe-T-Stretch Dog Collars took top honors in the Dog Safety category. Tazlab collars stretch when not clipped to a leash allowing your dog to slip free in potentially life-threatening situations. Tazlab's Director of Sales and Marketing, Noelle Fredland, remarked, "It is an honor to be recognized as Dog Safety Product of the Year. Tazlab's goal of making innovative and safer dog products only comes to fruition through extraordinary distributors. PupLife. com leads the pack and should be commended for their dedication to dog safety and owner education."

Pet Flys scooped up Best Dog Carriers of the Year with their airline approved carriers. This 2004 winner makes a repeat performance this year with their quality construction and funky designs. Leslie Hayes-Houtkooper said, "Pet Flys continues to come up with fun and fabulous designs. Our customers love them, and they are airline approved." Monkey Boy, Pet Flys Chief Canine Executive Officer and chihuaha extraordinaire, accepted the award on the company's behalf saying, "Receiving this award from one of the pioneers of online pet retailers has all of us at Pet Flys yapping with glee! Although we are by no means the biggest company, we feel we have the most heart. We are very proud of our unique styling and the distinctive look for which Pet Flys has become known." The spokesdog added, "Do I get some sort of statue for this?"

Winner of the Dog Training Aid award went to the Sounds of Baby CD. This unique CD is an audio desensitization recording designed to help four-legged family members prepare for a baby by gradually presenting sounds that will accompany your precious new arrival. A "must-have" for all expectant parents.

The Best Dog Book or DVD of the Year was the remarkable, "Small Dogs, Big Hearts". Small dogs are more popular than ever and this book was a huge hit with customers in 2006. Darlene Arden, the book's author said, "I'm honored that 'Small Dogs, Big Hearts' has been chosen as PupLife. com's 2006 Dog Book of the Year. Little dogs view the world from a very different vantage point and my goal is to try to make life better for them by helping owners understand how to raise and train a normal, well-adjusted small dog who is a special companion for life."

Best Dog Gift Idea was a new category for 2006 and the award went to PupLife. com's breed specific Dog Leash Hooks. Available in over 70 different breeds, these dog leash hooks feature a classic design every dog owner will love.

Dog Toy of the Year went to the Leo by Canine Genius. The Leo (and Mini Leo) are interactive treat toys that keep your pooch engaged for hours. Leos can be connected to one another to create unique puzzles that challenge dogs' problem solving skills and keep them stimulated and active.

Winning the award for Best Overall Dog Product of the Year, a new category, was the Mini-Leo by Canine Genius. A customer favorite, the Mini-Leo is the perfect treat toy for pint-sized pooches and puppies. Alise Shatoff and Birte Haakansson from Canine Genius were proud of the double win remarking, "We are thrilled that the Leo and Mini Leo toys have been selected as the "Best Dog Toy" and "Best Overall Dog Product" for 2006. We put our heart and soul into designing unique toys that dogs and their humans will love. Our goal is to make dogs happy and keep them busy!"

A list of the winners along with pictures and descriptions can be found online at
Http://www. puplife. com/dogcaretips/dog-products-year-2006.html (http://www. puplife. com/dogcaretips/dog-products-year-2006.html). All winning products are available for purchase at PupLife. com. For more information, contact Leslie Hayes-Houtkooper at 269-561-2570 or visit http://www. puplife. com (http://www. puplife. com).

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Thursday, October 23, 2008

What Everybody Ought To Know About Living In Nayarit, Mexico

What Everybody Ought To Know About Living In Nayarit, Mexico

Why would anyone want to live in Mexico? The answer is simple... oceanfront property. "Nayarit, Mexico is becoming one of the hottest living destinations for US and Canada Retirees," says David Crenshaw, President and Founder or FundVallarta Investments. "One of the biggest draws to Los Veneros is that condo owners are close enough to modern day amenities to enjoy the coastal community, but it is secluded for those who like the draw of a private beach." Now is your chance to purchase one of the most beautiful and scenic properties in the region -- Los Veneros Condominiums.

Nayarit, Mexico (PRWEB) August 15, 2007

Why would anyone want to live in Mexico? The answer is simple...oceanfront property. "Nayarit, Mexico is becoming one of the hottest living destinations for US and Canada Retirees," says David Crenshaw, President and Founder or FundVallarta Investments (www. primepuertovallartarealestate. com). "One of the biggest draws to Los Veneros is that condo owners are close enough to modern day amenities to enjoy the coastal community, but it is secluded for those who like the draw of a private beach." Now is your chance to purchase one of the most beautiful and scenic properties in the region -- Los Veneros Condominiums.

What is Los Veneros? Los Veneros is a five-star luxury project built on 42 acres of some of the most scenic oceanfronts in Mexico. Situated between La Cruz and Punta De Mita, Los Veneros is located on the north coast of the Bay of Banderas.

Who designed Los Veneros? Project architect Jaime Barbra. "Future residents have the confidence of knowing the property was designed by the most respected and acknowledged beachfront architects in the entire region," says David Crenshaw. "Add that to the fact that famed American architect George W. Girvin is designing the landscape," and every condo will have some of the most beautiful landscaping in all of Mexico.

The view at Los Veneros
If tremendous views are the most important factor in choosing an oceanfront property, then Los Veneros is the place to be. The entire property is being built on an upward slope from the beach, giving every condo one of the most spectacular views of any oceanfront property in the world.

What is available at Los Veneros?
There will be 41 super condos located on the beach. In addition to the beachfront properties, there will be seven low rise clusters with 210 additional units. Penthouse and ground floor units will also have separate swimming pools.

Additional advantages to Los Veneros living include:
 Ten different floor plans from which to choose.  Square footage formerly unheard of in condominium living.  Underground parking.  Its own beach club.  A fully equipped spa and health club

That is not all. In addition to the previously mentioned features of Los Veneros living, residents will enjoy a gatehouse for the security of the private residents, a restaurant and a 450-slip marina for those residents who just have to go out on the water.

There are many more amenities and advantages to living at Los Veneros.

For information concerning purchasing a condo at Los Veneros, please contact David Crenshaw.

For information contact:
David Crenshaw
Los Veneros Condominiums
877-387-3468

This press release was written by Best Online Results Search Engine Optimization Services (http://www. BestOnlineResults. com).

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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New and Unique Protein Powder Flavor for ALLWHEY

New and Unique Protein Powder Flavor for ALLWHEY

New flavor of ALLWHEY Whey Protein Powder.

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) May 8, 2009

Looking for an economical way to increase your protein intake that actually tastes great? ALLWHEY whey protein from ALLMAX Nutrition just might be the solution to your protein dilemma.

ALLWHEY is a whey protein that delivers 100% whey protein per serving, which is made possible through a new extraction technology, called NitriCore™. NitriCore is a new 3-Stage extended protein delivery system that ensures 100% whey protein is extracted to deliver a high-quality source of whey protein per serving.

ALLWHEY provides 25 grams of protein per 33g scoop which is delivered via a Tri-Stage Whey Protein Matrix. Additionally, it is a 100% complete protein, meaning that it contains 100% of all Branched Chain Amino Acids and 100% of all Essential Amino Acids. Additionally, ALLMAX exclusively sources protein from 3 of the purest and cleanest protein producers on the planet; U. S.A., Canada and New Zealand.

ALLWHEY is also enhanced with OmegaEFA (a source of highly stable essential fatty acids) as well as Tri-Blend protein digestive enzymes that help with assimilation and absorption of Whey Protein Peptides and amino acids. As a protein powder ALLWHEY is fully instantized and mixes easily and conveniently in water, with no clumping. ALLWHEY contains reduced lactose (milk sugar) content, making it an ideal choice for those who are lactose sensitive.

Lastly but certainly not least, ALLWHEY tastes incredible. The testimonials below provide a sense of ALLWHEY's undeniably delicious and unique flavoring system.

Taste Testimonials
"I've been taking protein for a long time and it's not often that a flavor comes along that really floors you. The new Butterscotch Maple Fudge flavor of ALLWHEY tastes absolutely unbelievable. It has a smooth creamy taste with a rich flavor that reminds you of the best ice cream you've ever had. There is no bitterness or any aftertaste, which is common to other protein powders. When shaken it has an overall frothy texture that is just like a whipped milkshake."
Jason Bell, Director of Marketing, Bodybuilder and MMA fanatic

"I have never tasted a better protein shake in my life than the Butterscotch Maple Fudge ALLWHEY, from ALLMAX. Absolutely outstanding, mouth-watering and head-shakingly good. With 25 grams of the highest quality protein from only the purest and cleanest sources on the planet, this is truly a top-notch protein and I recommend it without hesitation or reservation. Furthermore, the additional compounds put in this product are actually there to further benefit and enhance absorption. Honestly, adding an omega EFA compound will not only help digest your protein it can actually improve your health and it's a bold step. It drives up the cost of the manufacturing and this is why it's not an everyday occurrence with other companies. The outstanding addition of Lactase, Bromelain and Protease is simply showing off. This is not put in for "sizzle" - It actually works, will help with digestion and may help with GI distress and it's VERY surprising most other companies don't do it! When it comes to protein, "ALLMAX" seems to be the "All-Knowing"
Jamie Nuggett, Avid Protein Shake Connoisseur and Strength and Conditioning Coach

"This is hands down the best protein on the planet! I simply can't get enough of this flavor. From the moment you open the container a pleasant flavor erupts. And the taste, well, it can't be beat. But the texture is impeccable and it mixes extremely easily. This is a flavor I would never tire of."
Steve Brown, VP of Operations, Bodybuilder

"One sip and I was hooked. I actually crave this stuff and can't wait for my next shake - no joke! The consistency is creamy and smooth. The aftertaste is sweet. The taste is reminiscent of a Butterscotch ice cream cone. What a nice variation to some of the other flavors in the market. This is the one protein shake that I can't get enough of. It tastes great simply with water. For just 130 calories, only 3g of sugar and 25g of whey protein per serving, you can't make a better protein source for your body and your taste buds!" - Kristine Hughes, Online Marketing Manager, Marathon Runner

Why ALLWHEY?
ALLMAX ALLWHEY™ provides a 100% Whey Protein Blend in a 3-Stage NitriCore™ Delivery System all with OmegaEFA™ and Tri-Blend Enzymes. It is fully Instantized so it mixes easily and quickly in water or milk. ALLWHEY™ has an amazing taste that stands as one of the best flavored proteins on the market.

ALLWHEY can be found online at ALLMAXNutrition. com. It retails for $25.99 for 2 lb.

Find out more about ALLWHEY at:
Http://www. allmaxnutrition. com/442-ALLWHEY-2lb. aspx (http://www. allmaxnutrition. com/442-ALLWHEY-2lb. aspx)
Media Contact:
ALLMAX Nutrition
Kristine Hughes
Khughes(at)allmaxnutrition. com
416.223.6861

About ALLMAX Nutrition
The ALLMAX Nutrition brand stands for Science, Innovation, Quality, and Results. ALLMAX Nutrition is known for its high quality and extremely effective line of cutting-edge sports nutrition products. Every product contains only the highest-quality and most-pure ingredients from around the world. ALLMAX believes in dedicating themselves to strict policies of quality in manufacturing improves all aspects of the ALLMAX supplement line. Most importantly, the quality of the products leads to results that have made ALLMAX the top choice for personal trainers, professional and amateur athletes and hard-training weight lifters.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Massage Awareness Week, But How Are The Therapists Doing?

Massage Awareness Week, But How Are The Therapists Doing?

According to a new nationwide survey that was released this week by the American Massage Therapy Association® in conjunction with Massage Therapy Awareness Week® approximately forty-seven million adult Americans received a massage within the past year. Yet many therapists struggle to build viable massage therapy businesses, and many simply give up after two or three years of effort.

Bellingham, WA (PRWEB) October 27, 2005

According to a new nationwide survey that was released this week by the American Massage Therapy Association® in conjunction with Massage Therapy Awareness Week® approximately forty-seven million adult Americans received a massage within the past year. The latest numbers also show a continued increase in the number of consumers receiving a massage, with 2 million more people having received a massage than a year ago.

Mary Beth Braun, president of AMTA said, "Along with massage therapy’s continued popularity for relaxation and stress relief, this year’s survey findings show higher numbers of consumers turning to massage therapy for pain relief than we’ve ever seen before."

Yet many therapists struggle to build viable massage therapy businesses, and many simply give up after two or three years of effort.

One of the challenges, according to the Massage Business Center of Bellingham WA, is that often therapists are drawn to the profession by a passion to help and heal others, but without a lot of fundamental business skills, especially marketing and sales.

Elizabeth Fletcher Brown, CEO of the Massage Business Center said, "Too many massage therapists are graduating from massage schools inadequately prepared for building a business in the real world. They think that if they perfect their massage techniques, clients will just show up. Sadly that is not true."

To meet this emerging need, the Massage Business Center has launched its online virtual school for massage therapists and bodyworkers who want to create sustainable business success. In addition to many free resources for therapists, including assessments, articles, teleclasses, and audio interviews with successful therapists, the Center is also building a membership area, where, for a small monthly fee therapists can be mentored by other successful therapists and business coaches.

Massage Therapy Awareness Week is a week dedicated to educating consumers on the benefits of massage therapy for overall health and wellness. The Massage Business Center is dedicated to making sure that there are enough successful massage therapists to meet this ever growing need. For more information contact Elizabeth Fletcher Brown, or visit http://www. MassageBusinessCenter. com (http://www. MassageBusinessCenter. com)

About the Massage Business Center

The Massage Business Center was founded in 2004 by Elizabeth Fletcher Brown, LMT, RC. In addition to being licensed as a massage therapist since 1989, Elizabeth is also a sought after workshop facilitator, author and business coach. The Center is committed to supporting massage therapists and bodyworkers in creating sustainable business success.

Contact:

Elizabeth Fletcher Brown, CEO

Massage Business Center

(360) 733 1533

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

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Concare, Inc. Captures the Trend of ESD Testing with its Specialty Flooring Solution for ESD Environments

Concare, Inc. Captures the Trend of ESD Testing with its Specialty Flooring Solution for ESD Environments

With the bar being raised on ESD testing standards, companies are finding that older flooring technologies are not compliant and need a reliable solution with minimal downtime and hassle.

Melrose Park, IL (PRWEB) December 16, 2009

Concare, Inc., the awards winning industry leader of customized solutions for flooring protection and restoration, proves to be on the cutting edge of new testing standards by implementing ESD compliant flooring solutions across multiple manufacturing operations and industrial applications.

As of recent (2007), testing standards and trends for Electrostatic Dissipative materials (ESD), companies have shifted from controlling individual electrostatic components to focusing more on providing an electrostatic protected environment in which statically sensitive components are manufactured. The testing methods for ESD flooring have become more stringent, mainly because the range of acceptable test results has diminished. The passing standards for these tests are more restrictive due to an increased emphasis on body voltage generation (BVG) and the ensuing interaction throughout the entire electrostatically protected environment. With today’s testing standards for ESD, the best way for a company to be compliant is to ensure that the environment has a uniform static control condition throughout the facility, including the floor that will safely function under all circumstances.

“Through our partnership with Protective Industrial Polymers (PIP), Concare, Inc. now has both the capability and the materials necessary to renovate any existing ESD floor as well as being able to bring all statically sensitive environments into compliance without a huge investment or excessive production,” said Ron Puszynski, President of Concare, Inc. “We teamed up with PIP to be their exclusive installers of their ESD flooring, making us the only flooring solution provider in the Midwest with the ability to deliver an ESD compliant floor in accordance with the new 2007 testing standards and trends.”

About ESD Flooring Applications and Protection
Static buildup from foot or vehicular traffic can damage sensitive electronic instruments, creating latent product defects. Static electricity is a known ignition source, starting fires where flammable solvents are stored, putting personnel in harm’s way. A floor coating with an integral static dissipative quality stops static electricity in its tracks. There are numerous industrial applications other than electronics and computers that may require an ESD compliant flooring solution. These areas include flammable storage, areas of constant low humidity, fine powder manufacturing, industrial control meters or switches, automated packaging equipment, robotic assembly, and chemical or pharmaceutical production involving the use of solvents.

About Concare
Founded in 1978, Concare is a leading provider of concrete protection, restoration, refinishing and polishing services and products for floors and walls in the commercial, industrial, manufacturing, healthcare, food, beverage, information, retail, distribution and recreational industries. Headquartered in Melrose Park, IL, the company helps to accomplish the goals of sanitation, safety and chemical protection. Concare offers a full suite of seamless flooring applications including CoatRight™ Systems, LevelRight™ Systems, GuardRight™ Systems, and ShineRight™ Systems. Visit Concare online at www. Concare. com.

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lifetime Hearing Aid Program Unlocks High Cost Barrier With Monthly Subscription

Lifetime Hearing Aid Program Unlocks High Cost Barrier With Monthly Subscription

Digital hearing aids are being made available on a monthly, cell phone type plan. The new program provides hearing aids and most needed services with an initial activation and a monthly subscription. Plan members receive new hearing aids every 48 months upon renewal.

Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) May 1, 2009

New Perceptions in Hearing Inc, Irving, Texas, announces the national release of a unique program making digital hearing aids affordable to baby boomers and others with hearing loss.

Over 28 million people in America have hearing loss. Only around 7 million of them wear hearing aids, often due to the high cost. Many hearing aid providers only offer a package price for the instruments, services, and office calls. The cost often is several thousand dollars, beyond the reach of many people in the present economic environment.

The new subscription service will allow anyone to be fit with digital hearing aids with an initial activation fee, and a monthly subscription. Some of the highlights of the plan include:
 Monthly payments comparable to the cost of a cell phone - Starting at $77 per month for two digital hearing aids, $47 per month for one.  New hearing aids are provided every 48 months at no additional cost for those who renew their subscription.  There is a 30 day trial period.  The plan can be cancelled at any time, upon return of the hearing aids, with no early termination fee.  After 48 months, the hearing aids belong to the subscriber.  Hearing evaluations and fitting are provided by local hearing healthcare providers.  Repairs, adjustments, batteries and other needs are also included.  Loss and damage protection is provided during the first two years.  Hearing aids are available from a variety of respected manufacturers.

The program began at Hearing Haven LLC (http://www. hearinghaven. com) in Carrollton, Texas. Affiliates are located in other Texas cities, and expanding nationwide during the next 60 days. Interested hearing healthcare professionals are encouraged to become affiliates by visiting the website, or calling Vincent Yero at 972-819-2077.

Those looking for a provider in their area are encouraged to provide their contact information and zip code on the New Perceptions in Hearing website. They will be informed as local providers become available in their area. They can also call 877-234-3277 to register to be notified.

The ability to budget hearing healthcare with a fixed monthly cost is expected to impact those on a fixed income, and who have been affected by 401k and stock market losses. Additional details are available on the New Perceptions in Hearing website at: http://hearingaidsforlife. com (http://hearingaidsforlife. com).

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IntraNexus Names Tom S. Visotsky Vice President Sales & Marketing

IntraNexus Names Tom S. Visotsky Vice President Sales & Marketing

Healthcare IT sales executive brings diverse experience to Web-based EHR firm

Virginia Beach, Va. (PRWEB) May 13, 2010

IntraNexus, an innovator in healthcare information systems, today announced the appointment of Tom S. Visotsky to Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In this role, Mr. Visotsky will be responsible for management and expansion of the company’s sales, marketing and business development operations as well as development of new strategic partnerships.

"We are pleased to welcome Tom to the executive team at IntraNexus," said J. R. O’Pry, CEO of IntraNexus. "At the most exciting time in healthcare, Tom’s healthcare IT sales experience, expertise and leadership ability will help take IntraNexus to the next level in the EHR marketplace."

According to Visotsky, "I am truly excited to lead the sales and marketing functions at IntraNexus and look forward to working with the leadership team, our customers, prospects and partners to deliver a true web-based EHR solution."

Mr. Visotsky brings over 13 years of experience in driving success in healthcare software and service companies. His domain knowledge spans medical coding, revenue cycle management, clinical information management and regulatory compliance. Prior to joining IntraNexus, Visotsky was director of business development at EDIMS, where he was responsible for leading sales initiatives for their emergency department information systems (EDIS) solutions suite. Previously, he was sales leader at Cerner Corp., vice president of sales at Concuity, sales director, coding and compliance solutions at 3M Health Information Systems and vice president of sales at Info-X, an Inc. 500 company that specialized in coding and compliance solutions that was acquired by 3M Corp. in 2004.

About IntraNexus
IntraNexus, a leader in healthcare information systems for over 18 years, delivers integrated solutions to link healthcare providers with technology. SAPPHIRE®, a true web-based healthcare information system, employs the latest secure technology and offers modules that include a fully integrated EHR, CPOE, clinical documentation, enterprise scheduling, patient access, patient financials and document management. SAPPHIRE is deployed via an open platform that leverages a combined inpatient and outpatient relational database that enables management of data across the healthcare enterprise. www. intranexus. com

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Commuters in the Know Live; Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Commuters in the Know Live; Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

On August 3rd, Dr. Chris Meister, DC, LAC, FASBE, of www. AsianInstituteofHealingArts. com will be joining Dr. M. Mastria of www. commuter-assist. com to provide commuters and their family, friends and employers information about the services that he offers as a chiropractor and how they can help commuters.

Pocono Summit, PA (PRWEB) July 28, 2006

On August 3rd, Dr. Chris Meister, DC, LAC, FASBE, of www. AsianInstituteofHealingArts. com will be joining Dr. M. Mastria of www. commuter-assist. com to provide commuters and their family, friends and employers information about the services that he offers as a chiropractor and how they can help commuters.

At one time, an extreme commuter himself, Dr. Meister will discuss ways to avoid the physical strains of commuting, how to keep your energy up in spite of long hours commuting, and why chiropractic is a family affair, as is the commute itself.

Dr. Meister has been in practice for the past 16 years. He holds a Doctor’s degree in Chiropractic Medicine and is an instructor in therapeutic massage. He also holds a Diplomate in Acupuncture and is a clinical naturalist, using herbals as part of his treatment.

He will teach techniques that can be used on the road or in the air that will help keep your body relaxed and functioning well, as if you had used those hours to sleep instead of commute.

This teleconference is a service of Commuter-Assist. com, free to commuters and all who love them, work with them, and employ them. Visit http://www. commuter-assist. com/teleconference. htm (http://www. commuter-assist. com/teleconference. htm) to sign up and the telephone number will be emailed to you.

About Dr. Mastria:

Marie A. Mastria, PHD, CLC, PCC had been practicing clinical psychology for over ten years when she discovered the then budding field of life coaching. She studied for certification and began consulting and coaching in the specialties of executive, life and wellness coaching. After discovering that there was a need to provide commuters with solutions for a happier, healthier commute she has devoted her time to developing the Commuter-Assist. com website (http://www. Commuter-Assist. com (http://www. Commuter-Assist. com)), e-Courses and e-Books, all with the intention of allowing commuters to arrive renewed, relaxed, and rarin’ to go.

Contact Information:

Dr. Marie Mastria

Http://www. Commuter-Assist. com (http://www. Commuter-Assist. com)
Phone: 570-839-6394

HC 89 Box 212

Pocono Summit, PA 18346

Copyright © 2006, Dr. Marie A. Mastria, CLC, PCC / Commuter-Assist. com All rights reserved.

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Monday, October 13, 2008

European Hotspots: $2.45 Billion in Venue and Subscriber Revenues by 2009

European Hotspots: $2.45 Billion in Venue and Subscriber Revenues by 2009

There will be 174,000 hotspots in Europe by 2009 and these will generate $2.45 billion in both subscriber and venue oriented revenues, according to a recently released report by emerging wireless research firm, ON World Inc.

San Diego, CA, (PRWEB) April 8, 2004

There will be 174,000 hotspots in Europe by 2009 and these will generate $2.45 billion in both subscriber and venue oriented revenues, according to a recently released report by emerging wireless research firm, ON World Inc.

"Hotspots are a way for European fixed line operators to extend their broadband networks and for mobile operators to finally profit from their 3G investments," according to Colin Carroll, a senior research analyst for ON World. The biggest revenue opportunity however is for venue owners who will generate additional product oriented sales from their locations. As venue owners become more educated about the benefits, ON World believes there will be an increasing number of cafés, health clubs, hotels, retails stores and malls that will offer hotspot services for free.

A Prime Environment for Hotspots

The European environment is nearly ideal for offering public broadband access due to its concentrated population, high mobile phone penetration, growing broadband adoption, cafe culture and centralized telecom infrastructure. User adoption will start slowly due to high access costs, unavailability of multi-mode cell/wifi phones, limited roaming and because managed network operators are still educating the market at the local level.

ON World believes these limitations are short term and 2004 will see the launch of several multi-mode cell/Wi-Fi phones that will provide network operators with new ways to extend their broadband reach and create compelling new services.

By 2009, ON World predicts that 15 percent of all hotspot users in Europe will be frequent users, defined as those who use hotspots more than four times per month, up from 3 percent in 2003. Frequent users will increasingly opt for “all-you-can-eat” hotspot subscriptions that will likely be part of a bundled service. Remaining hotspot users include a variety of revenue models including an increasing number of users who will access hotspots for free. European hotspot subscription revenues are projected to be $898 million in 2009.

Land Grab Moving Fast

Carroll notes that the land grab phase of the hotspot rollout in Europe is quickly closing and as WiFi devices proliferate, the next phase of WiFi enabled services will soon arrive. The rapid hotspot deployment phase of the next three to five years will be supported and driven by operational service support (OSS) and hotspot access providers such as AirPath, Nomadix and Pronto Networks as well as aggregators such as iPass, GRIC and Trustive.

ON World believes Wi-Fi enabled devices will become widespread by the end of 2007 and this will result in increasing demand for hotspot oriented multimedia services, voice over wireless LAN solutions and seamless roaming solutions by companies such as Appear Networks, BridgePort Networks, Kineto Wireless, Megisto Networks and WeRoam.

As with all things in Europe, there are identifiable differences from country to country. Hotspot numbers, costs, adoption rates and usage figures differ widely, and some of these findings are quite surprising. According to ON World, the leading countries by overall hotspot deployments are the United Kingdom, France, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Italy, Norway, Finland and Spain. Portugal has shown rapid hotspot deployments recently and has almost as many as Spain. Denmark's TDC just announced that they have deployed 400 hotspots at Statoil, McDonald's, and Baresso Coffee locations and plans to have 700 by year-end. Eastern European countries such as Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic are particularly good opportunities for hotspot oriented developers, network operators, service providers and venue owners due to relatively high mobile phone and broadband adoption and low but increasing hotspot deployments.

More information about ON World's recently completed report, "European Hotspots: A Rapidly Growing Ecosystem," is available from ON World's website at: http://www. onworld. com/html/europehotspots. htm (http://www. onworld. com/html/europehotspots. htm). Cost is $249.

About ON World Inc.:

ON World Inc. provides world class business intelligence on emerging wireless technology markets for Fortune 1000 companies, venture capitalists and startups. More information about ON World's research services and products may be found from http://www. onworld. com (http://www. onworld. com).

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Dr. Jill Biden to Speak at GLSEN’s Respect Awards – New York Gala

Dr. Jill Biden to Speak at GLSEN’s Respect Awards – New York Gala

GLSEN is very pleased to announce confirmation of a very special guest at the Respect Awards – New York gala: Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President and a lifelong educator.

New York, NY (Vocus) May 13, 2009

GLSEN is very pleased to announce confirmation of a very special guest at the Respect Awards – New York gala: Dr. Jill Biden, wife of the Vice President and a lifelong educator. Dr. Biden will also provide brief remarks at the gala dinner, which will be held at Gotham Hall in New York City on June 1. GLSEN is excited to welcome someone with a long history of working with and advocating for young people, particularly some of the students most vulnerable to bullying and harassment.

Dr. Biden has been an educator for the past 28 years and continues to teach English classes at a DC-area community college. Prior to moving to Washington, Dr. Biden taught English full-time at Delaware Technical and Community College for 15 years. Before that, she taught for 13 years in public schools as a reading specialist and English teacher, as well as working part-time with the Rockford Psychiatric Hospital Adolescent Program.

Dr. Biden has a long history of activism and service in her community and she continues to work to raise awareness on education, military families, and women’s health issues.
GLSEN’s Respect Awards recognize individual and corporate leaders who have helped propel GLSEN’s efforts to ensure safe schools for all of America’s students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

About GLSEN
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is the leading national education organization focused on ensuring safe schools for all students. Established nationally in 1995, GLSEN envisions a world in which every child learns to respect and accept all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. GLSEN seeks to develop school climates where difference is valued for the positive contribution it makes to creating a more vibrant and diverse community. For information on GLSEN’s research, educational resources, public policy advocacy, student organizing programs and educator training initiatives, visit http://www. glsen. org (http://www. glsen. org).

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Robin Bennett Elected Regional Vice President of the National Association of Health Underwriters

Robin Bennett Elected Regional Vice President of the National Association of Health Underwriters

(Arlington, VA) Robin H. Bennett, RHU, of Columbia, SC was recently elected regional vice president of the National Association of Health Underwriters' (NAHU) Board of Trustees for 2003-2005. In this capacity, she will serve as the principal avenue of communications between the National Association and the state and local chapters in her region (AL, FL, GA, MI, NC, SC, and TN). Regional vice presidents hold a voting seat on the Board of Trustees and assure the interests of the members in their region are properly conveyed.

(PRWEB) October 30, 2003

(Arlington, VA) Robin H. Bennett, RHU, of Columbia, SC was recently elected regional vice president of the National Association of Health Underwriters' (NAHU) Board of Trustees for 2003-2005. In this capacity, she will serve as the principal avenue of communications between the National Association and the state and local chapters in her region (AL, FL, GA, MI, NC, SC, and TN). Regional vice presidents hold a voting seat on the Board of Trustees and assure the interests of the members in their region are properly conveyed.

Robin has nearly fifteen years of experience in the insurance industry. She is a Senior Account Executive at Carolina Care Plan, Inc. Previously, she was Vice President of Employee Benefits at Willis Corporation and Account Executive for United HealthCare. Robin is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and with a B. S. degree in business education.

Robin has been an active member of NAHU since December 1991 and has served as a Board member at the national, state and local levels. She served on the NAHU Board of Trustees as HITC Chair in 1994-1995 and as Membership Chair in 2000-2001. She was the President and Founding Officer of the Columbia AHU chapter in 1991 and also the President and Founding Officer of the South Carolina AHU chapter. She served as Past President? s Council Chair for SCAHU for several years and also various other Board positions for her local and state chapters.

In addition, Robin has received the Distinguished Service Award from NAHU and the South Carolina AHU. She has also qualified for the Leading Producers Round Table and participates on the South Carolina Honor Council.

The National Association of Health Underwriters represents more than 18,000 professional health insurance agents and brokers who provide insurance for millions of Americans. NAHU is headquartered in Arlington, VA. For more information, visit our web site at www. nahu. org.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Best-selling author and Harvard Professor Robert Putnam to speak at City Club of Portland

Best-selling author and Harvard Professor Robert Putnam to speak at City Club of Portland

On Friday, February 27, City Club of Portland welcomes Robert Putnam in a lively and forthright look at the value--and current lack--of “social capital” that comes from connecting with others, building trust, and getting involved in one’s community

(PRWEB) February 15, 2004

On Friday, February 27, City Club of Portland welcomes Robert Putnam in a lively and forthright look at the value--and current lack--of “social capital” that comes from connecting with others, building trust, and getting involved in one’s community

In his recent book “Better Together,” Putnam holds up Portland as an example “where the anti-war movement of the sixties actually changed the institutions so that now there is a remarkably high level of civic engagement in government and politics.”

What can Portland learn from its own success, and how can its leadership continue to overcome generation gaps as it searches for social capital, community renewal, and civic spirit in modern-day America? In other words, Putnam asks, “What can we do to bring us together?”

Putnam will present his dynamic and engaging presentation at City ClubÂ’s Friday Forum on February 27 at the Multnomah Athletic Club (1849 SW Salmon St.) The event is open to the public. Doors open at 11:30 AM; the program begins at 12:15 PM. Luncheon tickets are $16 for members and $18 for nonmembers. Coffee tickets are $5 at the door. General seating is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Luncheon reservations and cancellations must be made by 2 PM on Wednesday, February 25 by calling (503) 228-7231 (City Club members can call the members-only line at 503-241-9242). Luncheon reservations also may be made from the City Club Web site at www. pdxcityclub. org.

For more information, call (503) 228-7231 or visit the City Club Web site at www. pdxcityclub. org.

ABOUT ROBERT D. PUTNAM

Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the British Academy, and past president of the American Political Science Association.

Raised in a small town in the Midwest and educated at Swarthmore, Oxford, and Yale, he has served as Dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. He is the founder of The Saguaro Seminar: Civic Engagement in America, a program that has brought together leading practitioners and thinkers for a multi-year discussion to develop actionable ideas to fortify our nation's civic connectedness.

He has written a dozen books, which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, including the best-selling “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community” (2000), and more recently “Better Together: Restoring the American Community,” a study of promising new forms of social connectedness. He is now conducting research on the challenges of building community in an increasingly diverse society.

For more information about Putnam, visit www. ksg. harvard. edu/saguaro (http://www. ksg. harvard. edu/saguaro) or www. bettertogether. org.

RELATED EVENT

“Better Together” by Robert Putnam and Lewis Feldstein (Simon & Schuster, 2003) is the February selection for Citizens Read, City Club’s monthly book group, which next meets at 7:15 PM on Monday, February 23 at Zimmerman Community Center (915 NW Lovejoy St.). The book group is free and open to the public. Since space is limited, attendees are encouraged to RSVP to Cullen Brady at (503) 228-7231 or cullen@pdxcityclub. org.

In “Better Together,” Putnam and Feldstein examine organizations around the country where civic engagement is thriving, holding up Portland as a civic success story. Steve Johnson, longtime Portland activist and colleague of Putnam, will moderate the evening’s conversation.

FROM THE BOOKJACKET OF “BETTER TOGETHER”:

In his acclaimed best-selling book, “Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community,” Robert Putnam described a thirty-year decline in America's social institutions. The book ended with the hope that new forms of social connection might be invented in order to revive our communities.

In “Better Together,” Putnam and longtime civic activist Lewis Feldstein describe some of the diverse locations and most compelling ways in which civic renewal is taking place today. In response to civic crises and local problems, they say, hardworking, committed people are reweaving the social fabric all across America, often in innovative ways that may turn out to be appropriate for the twenty-first century.

“Better Together” is a book of stories about people who are building communities to solve specific problems. The examples Putnam and Feldstein describe span the country from big cities such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Chicago to the Los Angeles suburbs, small Mississippi and Wisconsin towns, and quiet rural areas. The projects range from the strictly local to that of the men and women of UPS, who cover the nation. “Bowling Alone” looked at America from a broad and general perspective. “Better Together” takes us into Catherine Flannery's Roxbury, Massachusetts living room, a UPS loading dock in Greensboro, North Carolina, a Philadelphia classroom, the Portsmouth, New Hampshire, naval shipyard, and a Bay Area Web site.

We meet activists driven by their visions, each of whom has chosen to succeed by building community: Mexican Americans in the Rio Grande Valley who want paved roads, running water, and decent schools; Harvard University clerical workers searching for respect and improved working conditions; Waupun, Wisconsin, schoolchildren organizing to improve safety at a local railroad crossing; and merchants in Tupelo, Mississippi, joining with farmers to improve their economic status. As the stories in “Better Together” demonstrate, bringing people together by building on personal relationships remains one of the most effective strategies to enhance America's social health.

ABOUT CITY CLUB OF PORTLAND

City Club of Portland is a nonprofit, nonpartisan education and research based civic organization dedicated to community service, public affairs and leadership development. Through weekly Friday Forums, citizen-based research reports, special programs and issue committees, City Club examines issues of importance to the Portland metropolitan region, the state and society as a whole. Membership is open to everyone. For more information about City Club, please visit www. pdxcityclub. org or call (503) 228-7231.

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Scientific Research Proves Xanthones in Mangosteen May Reverse Cholesterol & High Blood Pressure Issues

Scientific Research Proves Xanthones in Mangosteen May Reverse Cholesterol & High Blood Pressure Issues

Scientific data from credible sources all over the world is beginning to support that xanthones dramatically improve cell to cell communication within human bodies. This can lead to the body's ability to defeat some of the world's most dangerous and leading killers. Based on scientific research, xanthones are the most powerful antioxidants yet discovered.

Longmont, CO (PRWEB) December 9, 2005

The best source for these xanthones has been proven to be mangosteen which has been torn apart and heavily researched since 1855. Due to the amazing, life altering impact that xanthones have been proven to bring and provide to the human body, there has been a vast amount of renewed interest over the past 20 years.

Although xanthones exist in small amounts throughout various parts of the world, the concentrated source of xanthones, however, is best derived in its purest form from mangosteen fruit. Doctors and scientists abroad all agree on one thing; that our immune system is specifically designed to defeat disease and illness before it begins, at the source, however, the diets of most Americans over the past several years, and how we grow and raise our own food that we regularly consume, have dramatically weakened the strength of these systems.

One of the nation’s leading practitioners, Dr Frederick Templeman, states, “By adding a simple supplement of mangosteen to our diets, we can provide our bodies with the material to restore the cells that can lead to the defeat of some of our society’s most feared killers.”

The reason you may not be informed about natural remedies such as the mangosteen fruit is because it’s in the pharmaceutical companies’ best interest to not let this information be known. They take in billions of dollars every year from the sale of drugs and some of those drugs are actually deemed harmful to human beings! 

Xanthones are not designed to treat, mitigate, or cure any illness, but rather to provide the body with the material and substance to support its own optimal health. In nearly 3 years, tens of thousands of lives have been changed by this information.

Mr. Evans, a leading national healthcare advocate, states that cell to cell communication is literally how we survive and this gives our body the best chance to heal and repair itself. He’s helped many people from all over the country who were suffering from things like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, the effects of inflammation, and countless other ailments that were hindering their quality of life. This technology and the science behind it is absolutely changing the world and revolutionizing the health care industry.

For more information and a free wellness consultation with Mr. Evans, you may contact him via email at scott. m.evans [@] comcast. net or you may reach him via telephone at 303-772-2752. 

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The San Diego Dance Camp Offers a New YearÂ’s Eve Extravaganza and Dance Showcase

The San Diego Dance Camp Offers a New YearÂ’s Eve Extravaganza and Dance Showcase

Worldwde dance champion Ron Montez, co-host of the popular PBS series "Championship Ballroom Dancing" is producing a New Years Eve Extravaganza in San Diego. The new hit movie "Shall We Dance" is sparking lots of interest and Montez and a dozen champion professionals will coach and perform at the San Diego Dance Camp.

(PRWEB) October 19, 2004

Ron Montez co-host of the popular PBS series “Championship Ballroom Dancing” expects a surge of interest from the hit movie “Shall We Dance” starring Richard Gere, Jennifer Lopez, Susan Sarandon, and Stanley Tucci.

Dance Camps all across the country are expected to be sold-out as the craze for ballroom dancing peaks once the movie is released in mid October. The San Diego Dance Camp will be held at San DiegoÂ’s Red Lion Hanalei Hotel from December 28 through December 31. The public is invited to attend the entire Dance Camp or just celebrate with a New Years Extravaganza and bash.

Ron and his wife and dance partner Karla along with ten or more World Class dance professionals from all across the country will share their skills with attendees of the San Diego Dance Camp. There will be over fifty beginning and advanced instruction classes and lectures covering both American and International dance styles.

Ron Montez’ dancing skills earned him seven consecutive United States Latin Championship titles. He is one of the country’s most respected people in the dance business as a dancer, choreographer, coach, and judge. Montez likes to point out, “Ballroom dancing is healthy… you learn cooperation and you get exercise”.

The Dance Camp is available as a package including four nights at the Red Lion Hanalei Hotel, two dinners, breakfasts and attendance at any or all classes and lectures. The New Years Eve dinner party and professional showcase spectacular is included as well. The package price is $895.00. For those interested in just attending the New Years Eve Bash admission is $198 per couple.

Full details of the San Diego Dance Camp are online at http://www. montezdance. com (http://www. montezdance. com) Â… there you will find class schedules and biographies of Ron and Karla as well as bios of the multiple award winning coaches.

For more information call 858-576-1210 or 714-839-5633

CONTACT INFORMATION

Paul Hansen

626-893-5643

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

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International Energy Psychology Conference Open to the Public in Santa Clara, CA

International Energy Psychology Conference Open to the Public in Santa Clara, CA

Three-day conference plus special evening events with renowned psychiatrist Judith Orloff and cellular biologist Bruce Lipton open to the public in Santa Clara, California.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) April 14, 2006

The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP) will hold its eighth annual international conference May 4 through 6 at the Santa Clara Marriott in Santa Clara, California. The three-day event, including evening lectures with Judith Orloff, M. D., and Bruce Lipton, Ph. D., is open to mental health practitioners and anyone interested in the emerging field of energy psychology.

Energy psychology is a family of mind-body techniques clinically observed to consistently help with psychological issues ranging from everyday stress management to severe PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Throughout the conference, more than 400 attendees will hear keynote presentations from leaders in the medical and scientific community, including Judith Orloff, M. D., Bruce Lipton, Ph. D., and Nan Lu, O. M.D. and choose from more than 60 sessions and workshops led by experienced energy psychology practitioners.

Dr. Orloff, a Los Angeles psychiatrist and author of Positive Energy, also will present an evening lecture, The Power of Intuition and Positive Energy to Heal, Thursday, May 4, from 7:30 to 10:00 p. m. On Friday evening, Dr. Lipton, a prominent cellular biologist, will present The Biology of Belief, based on his best-selling book of the same title. The lectures are open to the public; cost is $30 per lecture and paid at the door at the Santa Clara Marriott.

"I am passionate about bringing intuition and energy into mainstream medicine. In support of this, I’m very excited to be a keynote presenter at the ACEP conference," said Dr. Orloff. "I urge you to consider attending the conference to learn how energy medicine and energy psychology are being applied today in health and healing. This is the new wave, offering many options to complement traditional care."

ACEP extends an open invitation to interested psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, chiropractors, counselors, educators, nurses, therapists, energy medicine practitioners, alternative health care providers, social workers, clergy and students. Continuing education credits are offered for qualifying professionals.

Conference information is available at http://www. energypsych. org (http://www. energypsych. org). Tickets for the evening lectures will be sold at the door; cash or check will be accepted.

About ACEP

The Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology is an international nonprofit organization promoting professional energy psychology and collaboration among practitioners, researchers and licensing bodies. There are more than 700 ACEP members worldwide.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2008

EU Committee Approves New Food Applications for Martek's life'sDHA™

EU Committee Approves New Food Applications for Martek's life'sDHA™

Life'sDHA Now Approved for Use in Bakery Products, All Dairy Products, Cereal Bars, Beverages

Columbia, MD (Vocus) July 17, 2009

DHA omega-3 innovator and maker of the life'sDHA (http://www. lifesdha. com/)™ brand of DHA, Martek Biosciences, announced today that it has received a unanimous positive vote from the Standing Committee On The Food Chain and Animal Health (SCFCAH) of the European Union for additional novel food approval of life'sDHA in Europe.

This is a significant action that will provide for new uses of Martek's DHA-rich algal oil in bakery products, cereal bars, and beverages, including milk-based and milk analogue drinks, throughout the 27 Member States of the European Union. This expands the current categories approved in 2003 which include breakfast cereals, spreadable fat and dressings, dairy products (excluding milk-based and milk analogue drinks) and food supplements.

There are currently more than 30 food, beverage and supplement products that include life'sDHA available in the EU.

"This additional novel food approval will allow Martek to work in even more food and beverage categories and offer European consumers the important benefits of DHA (http://www. lifesdha. com/) in healthy and convenient products with life'sDHA for brain, eye and heart health," said Rob Winwood, PhD, Martek's director of scientific affairs in Europe.

The July 15, 2009 draft Commission decision will now pass into the formal procedure before anticipated publication in the Official Journal of the European Union in the coming months.

DHA omega-3 is a long-chain omega-3 (http://www. lifesdha. com/) fatty acid that serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. There is a large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages benefit from an adequate supply of DHA omega-3 in their diets. Scientific reviews highlight the importance of DHA omega-3 in proper brain and eye development and function, as well as its importance in cardiovascular health. Leading experts around the world have noted that DHA is an important nutrient for health throughout the life cycle. Yet despite its importance, most consumers do not get enough DHA in their diets.

Fish are often incorrectly thought to be the only source of DHA omega-3. However, life'sDHA offers a trusted, vegetarian form of DHA that contains no oceanic pollutants or toxins. Fish are sources of DHA because of the DHA-rich microalgae in their food chain; life'sDHA is derived directly from microalgae, a renewable, sustainable source of DHA that does not deplete ocean resources, and is produced entirely in the U. S. in an FDA-inspected facility. Today, life'sDHA is found in numerous foods, beverages and supplements for people of all ages. It is also the only source of DHA used in U. S. infant formula and is included in more than 99 percent of all formulas on the U. S. market, as well as in more than 200 brands of infant formula, nutritional supplements and functional foods sold in over 75 countries worldwide.

Martek Biosciences Corporation (http://www. martek. com/) (NASDAQ: MATK) is a leader in the innovation and development of DHA omega-3 products that promote health and wellness through every stage of life. The company produces life'sDHA, a sustainable and vegetarian source of DHA omega-3, for use in foods, beverages, infant formula, and supplements, and life'sARA™ (arachidonic acid), an omega-6 fatty acid, for use in infant formula. For more information on Martek Biosciences, visit http://www. martek. com/ (http://www. martek. com/)]. For a complete list of life'sDHA products, visit http://www. lifesdha. com/ (http://www. lifesdha. com/)].

Sections of this release contain forward-looking statements. These statements are based upon numerous assumptions which Martek cannot control and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ. These statements should be understood in light of the risk factors set forth in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2008 and other filed reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-K/A, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.

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Micato Safaris Honored at Conde Nast Traveler's 3rd Annual World Savers Awards

Micato Safaris Honored at Conde Nast Traveler's 3rd Annual World Savers Awards

Micato Safaris is recognized as a travel industry leader for wildlife conservation efforts in Africa and is named a "Good Guy Overall" by Conde Nast Traveler in their 3rd Annual World Savers Awards.

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 5, 2009

Micato Safaris (http://www. micato. com (http://www. micato. com)), known for providing the utmost in luxury safari travel to East Africa (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda), Southern Africa (South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Mozambique) and India was honored for their philanthropic endeavors in the pages of the September 2009 issue of Conde Nast Traveler and at the 3rd Annual Conde Nast Traveler World Savers Congress at the Morgan Library, New York City, on September 21, 2009. Awards were presented in the presence of some 250 travel industry and non-profit leaders and activists, including documentary filmmaker Ken Burns, actor Edward Norton, and singer-philanthropist Wyclef Jean, who gathered to discuss what the travel industry can do to improve the environment and living conditions around the globe.

Awards were presented in five categories: Education, Poverty, Wildlife, Preservation, and Health. Micato Safaris was honored in the Wildlife category for contributing more than $1 million annually to African wildlife education and conservation programs, including programs that provide financial incentives against hunting programs and field trips to national parks for city-dwelling African children.

"Micato has always been sensitive to environmental and cultural pressures on the areas we visit, and we do our utmost to be good stewards of Africa's habitats and heritage. After all, it is not just the place we bring travelers to visit, it is our home," states Dennis Pinto, Managing Director, Micato Safaris.

Micato Safaris was also honored by Conde Nast Traveler as a "Good Guy Overall" for its work, mainly through its non-profit foundation, AmericaShare (http://www. americashare. org (http://www. americashare. org)), in the other judging areas. AmericaShare provides education through their School Sponsorship Programme and tools for sustainable living to women and children living with HIV/AIDS in Mukuru, one of Nairobi, Kenya's worst slums.

For more information about Micato Safaris, visit http://www. micato. com (http://www. micato. com) or call 1-800-MICATO-1.

For more information about AmericaShare, visit http://www. americashare. org (http://www. americashare. org) or call 212-545-7125.

About Micato Safaris

Jane and Felix Pinto founded Micato Safaris in Kenya in 1966; the company has been providing the most luxurious and personalized African safaris to sophisticated travelers ever since. Winning the coveted Travel+Leisure "World's Best Tour Operator & Safari Outfitter" award for an unprecedented six years, Micato prides itself on providing exceptional service throughout every stage of the safari experience.

For the past twenty years, Micato's nonprofit arm, AmericaShare, has been actively working in Kenya to support the orphaned and vulnerable children and adults affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Funded 100% by Micato Safaris, AmericaShare channels the donations of its safari guests, corporate partners and industry friends directly to one of its projects in Mukuru, a notorious slum outside of Nairobi. AmericaShare's mission is to provide education, healthcare and hope to the women and children of Mukuru, as well as resources to facilitate sustainable change within the community.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

New Green Communities Website Showcases Eco-Friendly Homes, Green Builders & Green News

New Green Communities Website Showcases Eco-Friendly Homes, Green Builders & Green News

Finding green communities around the United States is easy with Green Eco Communities, a brand new website for sustainable and eco-friendly living. Easily locate green homes for sale, certified green builders and more.

Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) November 10, 2008

Searching for information on Eco-friendly communities is overwhelming and time consuming; as more communities pop up around the country the search will become more difficult. Green Eco Communities (http://www. greenecocommunities. com/) is a new website devoted to making it easy to navigate through green communities, villages and towns throughout the U. S.

The most convenient feature of Green Eco Communities is the easy to navigate map and menu that allows users to find a green community by state (http://www. greenecocommunities. com/states. php); select a state and browse through green communities within that particular state. Communities can also be found by typing the community's name into the search box on the right hand side of any page.

Once a user clicks into a community's page, there is a description about that specific green community's amenities and features. In addition to a summary of the community, the individual pages feature easy-to-read lists of the community's green criteria, amenities, green features and contact information.

"With all the information on green communities that's out on the internet it's easy to become inundated by the shear volume of results. My goal with Green Eco Communities was to make a one stop site for researching green communities in the United States," Ty Downing, owner of Green Eco Communities said. "The site is a work in progress. It will continue to grow and improve as more and more people 'go green'," added Downing.

Green Eco Communities isn't just a resource for those looking for a green home or a green community. For those who are searching for current topics on green living, the Green Eco Communities website offers a few options. Green Eco Voice (http://www. greenecocommunities. com/blog/) is the official blog of Green Eco Communities. The blog offers tips, tricks and news on living a sustainable life. While on the site, users can also subscribe to the Green Eco Communities newsletter, pick up eco friendly tips or read articles on LEED certification, choosing a green builder (http://www. greenecocommunities. com/builders. php), how to avoid greenwashing and more.

Both individuals researching green communities and those who market green communities will find Green Eco Communities a valuable site. Green Eco Communities offers several advertising options. Advertising is available for certified green communities, green services and/or products and certified green builders/contractors. Advertising a green community (http://www. greenecocommunities. com/advertise. php), product or service is free until December 31, 2008. After that date advertisers will need to participate in their advertising program. The program includes affordable rates to advertise on Green Eco Communities, which ranks at the top of search engines for searches related to both green and sustainable communities.

Features of Green Eco Communities:
Green communities searchable by state Easy to understand description of LEED certification, a nationally accepted set of green building standards Green news articles (http://www. greenecocommunities. com/News/1.html) such as greenwashing and choosing a green builder List of green resources Green Eco Voice, a green blog about sustainable communities and green news List a community or advertise a product or service for free until December 31, 2008 Green Eco Communities is a one stop website devoted to listing green communities and eco friendly homes across the United States. We are devoted to eliminating exhaustive research. Our passion for healthy living and a cleaner environment moved us to create this exclusive, one-of-a-kind directory for green homes and communities.

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Boosting Wellness Program Participation and Outcomes: 21 Strategies to Spark Enrollment

Boosting Wellness Program Participation and Outcomes: 21 Strategies to Spark Enrollment

With healthcare costs showing no signs of slacking in the foreseeable future, employers and health plans are no doubt resolving to devise ways to swell the ranks of wellness initiatives in 2006. Successful prevention programs leading to improved health outcomes are a tonic for spiraling health problems and soaring healthcare costs. But despite their obvious benefits, recruiting and retaining willing participants remain their organizers’ greatest hurdle. During 21 Creative Wellness Program Promotional Strategies, a live interactive audio conference on February 8, 2006, three wellness professionals will share time-tested promotional strategies that attract, motivate and retain wellness program enrollees.

Manasquan, NJ (PRWEB) January 3, 2006

With healthcare costs showing no signs of slacking in the foreseeable future, employers and health plans are no doubt resolving to devise ways to swell the ranks of wellness initiatives in 2006. Successful prevention programs leading to improved health outcomes are a tonic for spiraling health problems and soaring healthcare costs. But despite their obvious benefits, recruiting and retaining willing participants remain their organizers’ greatest hurdle. During 21 Creative Wellness Program Promotional Strategies, a live interactive audio conference on February 8, 2006, three wellness professionals will share time-tested promotional strategies that attract, motivate and retain wellness program enrollees.

Sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN), the 60-minute audio conference is designed to give healthcare organizations the ammunition they need to revive flagging wellness program enrollment. In a unique roundtable format, William Baun, manager, human resources and wellness department at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Aaron Hardy, wellness coordinator with Washoe County School District, and Rebecca Kelly, wellness coordinator at American Cast Iron Pipe Company (ACIPCO) Health Services, will by turn share seven of their best wellness program promotional strategies. These thought leaders will provide inside details on the creative tactics they’re employing to spark interest and participation in their wellness approaches. During the 15-minute question-and-answer period that follows, participants can dig deeper for greater detail on these strategies. For more information, please visit http://www. hin. com/cgi-local/link/news/pl. cgi?21stratpr (http://www. hin. com/cgi-local/link/news/pl. cgi?21stratpr).

“A successful wellness program can boost productivity, cut absenteeism, reduce employee turnover and cut down on retraining costs,” advises Melanie Matthews, HIN executive vice president and chief operating officer. “But even the best wellness efforts will not succeed if employees or health plan members are not motivated to participate.” The new year is an ideal time to review promotional strategies for upcoming programs, she added.

The conference has been designed to benefit CEOs, medical directors, wellness professionals, human resources professionals, disease management directors, managers and coordinators, health plan executives, care management nurses, business development executives and strategic planning directors.

An on-demand rebroadcast of the audio conference can be accessed beginning February 10, 2006, and a CD-ROM recording with printed transcript will be available in late February. For registration information and details on audio conference formats, please visit: http://www. hin. com/cgi-local/link/news/pl. cgi?21stratpr (http://www. hin. com/cgi-local/link/news/pl. cgi?21stratpr).

About the Healthcare Intelligence Network—HIN is the premier advisory service for executives seeking high-quality strategic information on the business of healthcare. For more information, contact the Healthcare Intelligence Network, PO Box 1442, Wall Township, NJ 07719-1442, (888) 446-3530, fax (732) 292-3073, e-mail info@hin. com, or visit http://www. hin. com (http://www. hin. com).

Contact: 

Patricia Donovan

Phone: (732) 528-4468

Fax: (732) 292-3073

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Thursday, October 2, 2008

Creative Ideas and Solutions Shop, Project 2050 Names Renowned Curator of Global Street Culture - Bobbito Garcia as Creative Chief

Creative Ideas and Solutions Shop, Project 2050 Names Renowned Curator of Global Street Culture - Bobbito Garcia as Creative Chief

NYC based ideas and solutions shop Project 2050 announced Bobbito Garcia, world-renowned curator of underground culture, as Chief Creative. The announcement was made today by Phil Colón, founder of Project 2050, to key industry leaders. (see accompanying industry quotes)

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2009

NYC based ideas and solutions shop Project 2050 announced Bobbito Garcia, world-renowned curator of underground culture, as Chief Creative. The announcement was made today by Phil Colón, founder of Project 2050, to key industry leaders.

Since inception, Project 2050 has played an influential role in both shaping and creating awareness for today's dynamic consumer marketplace. By bringing in individuals that help define and drive cultural movements, Project 2050 continues to be an industry catalyst for creativity. This began when Project 2050 brought on Shepard Fairey in October 2005 (http://www. tinyurl. com/twenty50 (http://www. tinyurl. com/twenty50))] as founding Creative Director. Today, the addition of Bobbito Garcia (http://www. tinyurl. com/bobgarcia) builds upon Project 2050's reputation for identifying and propelling these movements on the grassroots level before they become part of popular culture. Bob will work side by side with current Creative Director Raul RIvera across all existing and future clients. "Bobbito was a natural fit for us in our ongoing mission to align ourselves and our clients with the most highly respected and influential figures in the worlds of culture and creativity. His essence encompasses what Project 2050 is all about," states Matt Pressman, Project 2050's President.

"I'm elated to join the Project 2050 family," states Garcia. "The shop has always been focused on being genuine and I've always held a high regard for their creative process. Their work ethic and forward thinking attracted me to the opportunity the most. For those who know me well, I have always been passionate about exposing cultural movements that begin on the street level and eventually influence the globe. I look forward to working with my friends at W+K, TBWA, Nike, EA SPORTS, Gatorade, and many more in my new capacity. We will continue to work with agencies, brands and people we admire and trust."

A native New Yorker, Bobbito Garcia a. k.a. Kool Bob Love is Bounce Magazine's Co-Founder, the critically acclaimed author of Where'd You Get Those? NYC's Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987 (Testify Books), and a world-traveled DJ. In 2007, the former host of ESPN's "It's the Shoes" series designed seven signature Nike Air Force One 25th Anniversary shoes. Bobbito has voiced EA SPORTS NBA Street vol. 2 & 3, as well as, NBA 2K game titles. Bobbito has also appeared in over 40 commercials (Nike, EA SPORTS), numerous branded projects (Gatorade, Snickers) and 7 films including "Above the Rim" with Tupac Shakur. Currently, Bobbito is the Elite 24 High School Basketball All-American Game play-by-play commentator, and has a landmark afro-latin CD compilation release titled Connection (R2 Records). He will collaborate with PRO-Keds on the Royal Flash hi-top model for release in Fall 2009.

Following are a few quotes from industry leaders that are familiar with Bobbito's accomplishments:

"Bobbito is an absolute Master at his game as an authority in Street Basketball, Sneaker Culture & Underground Music. Bob has played a key role for us over the years in Basketball as well as Sneaker Culture from the Nike NYC basketball campaign to the Air Force One 25th Anniversary. His multifaceted perspective, coupled with the vision of Project 2050 makes a fantastic combination. Great addition!" exclaims Trevor Edwards, VP Global Brand & Category Management, Nike Inc

"Bobbito Garcia is a true Renaissance-Man who enjoys sharing his diverse interests with the world. Starting in 1993 with the Nike NYC campaign, we have had the great opportunity to work with Bobbito on many occasions here at Wieden + Kennedy. With his joining Project 2050, they now have one of the most informed and inspiring cultural talents in the country," comments John Jay, Executive Creative Director & Partner, Wieden + Kennedy

"Wow! I can't imagine a better first step! Bobbito has played an important part in providing unsurpassed credibility to our NBA STREET franchise. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Bob and what he represents not only as a global street culture authority, but also as a human being. Project 2050 have been great partners for EA SPORTS on our FIFA titles for over 5 years now. We look forward to continuing to produce great work with Bobbito and Project 2050 in the future, " states Glenn Chin, VP Global Brand Management, EA SPORTS

"Project 2050 beat me to it. If I had known that Bobbito was interested in the ad biz I would have hired him myself! Since 1994, Bobbito has been a significant contributor to my creative process on many of my projects, including Nike sneakers, EA NBA Street video games, the mini film Instant Def for Snickers and the animated series Blokhedz for Gatorade. Kool Bob Love is simply a creative and cultural genius, but most importantly, a friend," states Jimmy Smith, Group Creative Director, TBWA

"This is a very powerful alliance. Project 2050 is already a highly innovative and forward thinking shop that executes flawlessly. They did fantastic work for us in building the Boost Mobile brand on Elite 24 Hoops Classic, as well as Boost Mobile/Rock Corp (http://www. tinyurl. com/Boost2050). By adding Bobbito they now get a transformational figure that has significantly impacted popular culture in dance, music, radio, sports, fashion, and art domestically and internationally. He has a unique ability to identify what will capture and hold the attention of millions. Bobbito can do this so well because he has incredible creative range. Additionally, he is as respected amongst the elite of popular culture as he is in the mainstream. That is truly a rare quality. I'm excited to see what this partnership will mean for the worlds of Marketing, Entertainment, Sports & Media. Congratulations!" comments Darryl Cobbin, former CMO, Boost Mobile; President of Brand Positioning Doctors

ABOUT PROJECT 2050:

Project 2050 is a Creative Ideas and Solutions shop that builds healthy relationships between brands and consumers through marketing, product innovation and fearless creativity all rooted in cultural truth and authenticity. Project 2050 breaks boundaries and puts contemporary culture and consumer lifestyle into context for clients to absorb and leverage. For more information please visit: http://www. p2050.com (http://www. p2050.com).

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