Tuesday, August 31, 2010

BookSurge Announces the Publication of 'Blindsided, Lessons from Job on Surviving Your Trauma,' by Alice E. Robertson

BookSurge Announces the Publication of 'Blindsided, Lessons from Job on Surviving Your Trauma,' by Alice E. Robertson

“And taste the melancholy joys of evils pass’d, for he who much has suffer’d, much will know.” —Homer (from The Odyssesy)

Kennesaw, GA (PRWEB) December 13, 2005

Booksurge announces the publication of Blindsided, Lessons from Job on surviving your trauma, by Alice E. Robertson.

Why me? Sound familiar? This is not just a bad day. This is a catastrophic, devastating, far-reaching event that leaves you breathless and turns your world topsy-turvy. Within the space of a heartbeat, your world has changed and will never be the same again. That is what it is like to be blindsided.

In Blindsided, Lessons from Job on surviving your trauma, we read about the ancient Patriarch Job from the Bible because he was a man blindsided by Satan. Through satanic assaults, Job lost all his possessions, his children, and his health. There is much to be learned through Job’s responses and the responses of his friends to his suffering. This book is written to help people cope with their situation. It is possible to make wise choices for living with a new, changed existence. It is possible to adjust in a healthy manner and maintain your integrity.

In Blindsided, Lessons from Job on surviving your trauma, author Alice E. Robertson points her readers to the Sovereign God of the Universe, who is the Ultimate Source of our help.

About the Author

Alice E. Robertson has worked as a registered nurse for 40 years. She has written curriculum for use in the medical field, as well as Bible study materials. She has also written unpublished poetry. Alice has been married for 39 years, has three daughters and three grandchildren. She also has a heart for those who suffer, as evidenced by her many mission trips. This book is intended to provide alternatives to those many mind-numbing solutions that don’t work.

For more information or for a free review copy, please contact the Author Press Relations department at 843-579-0000 ext 164. Books are available to order at Booksurge. com, Amazon. com, Alibris. com and Abebooks. com.

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Virtual and All Charitable Artist J786 Moves Up Billboard Dance Club Chart Top Ten

Virtual and All Charitable Artist J786 Moves Up Billboard Dance Club Chart Top Ten

Enigmatic new dance/pop artist J786’s (http://j786.net/) single “Rock Tonight” with mixes by Dave Aude, Ralphi Rosario and Jason Nevins is now at #5 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart’s top ten after entering the chart at #8 last week.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2011

Enigmatic new dance/pop artist J786’s (http://j786.net/) single “Rock Tonight” is now at #5 on the Billboard Dance Club Chart’s top ten after entering the chart at #8 last week.

With mixes by Dave Aude, Ralphi Rosario and Jason Nevins “Rock Tonight” has an on trend sound that fits right in with today’s top club hits by Usher, the Black Eyed Peas, Drake, B. o.B., Taio Cruz and other current stars.

J786 (http://j786.net/) is America’s first virtual artist. Like France’s popular electronic duo Daft Punk, J786 will only be seen in public in his robotic disguise. Additionally J786 is the only artist whose purpose in the music business is to raise funds and awareness for charity. In order to raise the most money for his cause, J786 decided to write and sing songs that has the widest appeal worldwide. Therefore he decided to release tracks in the dance/pop genre and work with his co-writer/singer Raatree.

J786 supports the Free Medical Clinics across America. He believes that the most fundamental right of Americans besides education, is healthcare. He believes that the corrupt and exploitive medical industry and US Congress, who are on their take for campaign contributions, are responsible for leaving over 50 million Americans without any medical insurance and thus medical care. Recent legislation may change this scenario, but in the meantime millions go without proper healthcare.

At the time of entering the recording contract with his label, Starbugs Records, J786 negotiated that under no circumstances would his identity be revealed and that not one cent from the label or other sources of income from J786’s music will be paid to him directly but will handled by a respected accounting firm who in turn send all funds to the National Association of Free Clinics (http://www. freeclinics. us).

J786 is a Native American living near his tribal area in the Sacramento Valley in California where he maintains a very modest life style. He has been writing and playing music since the age of 16 in many different bands and projects.

While volunteering in Los Angeles soup kitchen for the homeless he met a few Hollywood celebrities who liked listening to J’s songs and encouraged him to meet people who would help him get a record deal. Eventually he met a fellow Native American and music producer Ed Silvercloud and after a few weeks they became close friends. This lead to J786 signing the contract with the newly formed indie label Starbugs Records.

After several meetings with J786, the chairman of the Starbugs Records, Dilip Sontakey, agreed to develop J786 as a virtual artist who will donate 100% of his income from his music to the cause that J786 believes in, helping Free Clinics raise funds to aid children, women, seniors, and others who cannot afford high priced medical insurance.

In the near term J786 will promote his single and look to release his full length album in the Spring of 2011. He will also continue helping homeless and jobless folks around Los Angeles and San Francisco and other cities in between.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

U. S. Market for Pumps and Sprayers Could Reach $6.7 billion by 2010, Says New Report Available from ReportBuyer. com

U. S. Market for Pumps and Sprayers Could Reach $6.7 billion by 2010, Says New Report Available from ReportBuyer. com

Report Buyer, the online destination for business intelligence for major industry sectors, has now added a new report on the growth market for pumps and sprayers in the U. S. "Compressors and Vacuum Pumps and Industrial Spraying Equipment in the U. S," forecasts that the U. S. supply value of air and gas compressors combined with vacuum pumps is expected to rise from $3.7 billion in 2006 to $4.4 billion in 2010. The industrial spraying market is also set to increase, from $1.5 billion in 2006 to $2.3 billion in 2010.

(PRWEB) February 5, 2007

An escalating U. S GDP, a strong commercial construction market, and increased demand from major end-use industries are having positive effect on the U. S. market for compressors, vacuum pumps, and industrial spraying equipment.

Stationary compressors, for example, used in a variety of manufacturing industries, experienced double digit growth from 2004 to 2005, while portable compressors grew in value based on the booming construction industry. In addition, dynamic growth in industries such as metal coatings and aerospace has significantly increased the demand for industrial spraying equipment.

This essential report contains comprehensive data on U. S. shipments, imports and exports, end-use markets, purchaser demographics, and the competitive environment. It identifies key issues, regulations and trends affecting each market, and profiles major marketers along with manufacturer and retailer strategies.

"Compressors and Vacuum Pumps and Industrial Spraying Equipment in the U. S," is available in pdf format from Report Buyer. For more information go to: http://www. reportbuyer. com/industry_manufacturing/industrial_machinery/compressors_vacuum_pumps_industrial_spraying_equipment_u_s_.html (http://www. reportbuyer. com/industry_manufacturing/industrial_machinery/compressors_vacuum_pumps_industrial_spraying_equipment_u_s_.html)

Report Buyer product ID: SBI00017

About Report Buyer:

Report Buyer is a UK-based independent online store supplying business information on major industry sectors. These include the Automotive Industry, Banking & Finance, Energy & Utilities, Food & Drink, Telecoms and Pharma & Healthcare. The website now carries over 4,000 business information products, including market reports, studies and books. Report Buyer is the intelligent way to buy market research making it an essential resource for executives and information buyers worldwide. Subscribers receive a free monthly newsletter and email alerts on new titles in their areas of interest.

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Brisbane Lions and HBA Launch Schools and Community Partnership

Brisbane Lions and HBA Launch Schools and Community Partnership

The Brisbane Lions Football Club and leading health insurer HBA have announced the launch of a four-year partnership that will boost the fundraising efforts of local charities and community groups, as well as encourage school students to keep healthy and active through AFL-based programs and exercise.

Australia (PRWEB) March 14, 2008

The Brisbane Lions Football Club and leading health insurance fund (http://www. hba. com. au) HBA have announced the launch of a four-year partnership that will boost the fundraising efforts of local charities and community groups, as well as encourage school students to keep healthy and active through AFL-based programs and exercise.

Lions Chief Executive Michael Bowers and HBA's General Manager of Corporate Development Mark Engel joined Lions Co-Captain Jonathan Brown and students from St Paul's College and the Anglican Church Grammar School to launch two new initiatives - the HBA Schools Assist Program and the HBA Lions Alliance.

The HBA Schools Assist Program will get youth from 110 Queensland primary and secondary schools more actively involved in AFL programs and clinics which include sporting equipment donations and school ticketing allocations to Brisbane Lions matches at the Gabba.

The program gives many Queensland children the opportunity of a lifetime (http://www. hba. com. au/public_insurance_sales/vic/content/Lifetime_Health_Cover. htm) - to be coached by and have a kick with some of their favourite Lions AFL stars.

HBA's Corporate Development General Manager Mark Engel highlighted the positive contribution HBA's partnership will make in encouraging Queensland children to actively participate in sport.

"The program is all about creating opportunities for kids to increase their activity levels, develop new skills, boost their confidence and, above all else, have fun playing football," said Mr Engel.

"This is an exciting initiative that will potentially reach more than 15,000 school children each year. Through HBA's Schools Assist Program, schools can apply for the equipment they need to conduct fun and healthy football programs for their students," he said.

Brisbane Lions Co-Captain Jonathan Brown praised the club and HBA on their deal to work together to give Queensland youth a taste of Aussie Rules football.

"This program is a great fit for both the Lions and HBA as both organisations share the same goal of promoting healthy lifestyles," said Brown. "The HBA Schools Assist Program will give our boys a chance to visit local schools where we can inspire the kids to be really healthy and promote the benefits of the best sport going around."

Charitable and community groups will benefit through a second HBA - Brisbane Lions initiative. The HBA Lions Alliance will support the fundraising activities of Queensland's charities through player appearances, signed memorabilia donations, match-day tickets and Lions supporter packs.

"The HBA Lions Alliance will provide charities with the resources they need to support their programs within the broader Queensland community. This means everyone can benefit from our association with the Brisbane Lions," Engel said. "Importantly, HBA entering into the partnership with the Brisbane Lions is about engaging with the entire community through practical ways that will have lasting benefits."

Brisbane Lions CEO Michael Bowers explained that through the HBA Lions Alliance, both organisations were able to step up and support the broader community.

"Each year the Club literally receives hundreds of requests from community groups for assistance for very worthwhile charitable causes," Mr Bowers said. "With the support of the HBA Lions Alliance, we now have the opportunity to lend a hand to many more organisations than we could have handled before and in a way that will better impact on their fundraising or community works."

HBA is Australia's second largest non-government health insurer (http://www. hba. com. au/public_insurance_sales/vic/home/index. htm) supporting the health care needs of more than one million Australians.

"Our partnership with the Brisbane Lions is about supporting the Queensland community and encouraging the next generation to start a healthier lifestyle today." Mr Engel said. "Today marks the start of HBA broadening its presence into Queensland and making private health insurance more accessible through its affordable range of health cover options."

Schools interested in the HBA Schools Assist Program are encouraged to contact the Brisbane Lions on Tel: (07) 3335 1777 to register for an AFL program and sporting equipment.

Community groups and charities can apply for support from the HBA Lions Alliance by contacting the Brisbane Lions on Tel: (07) 3335 1777.

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

IBI and NBCH Host Third Annual Health & Productivity Forum

IBI and NBCH Host Third Annual Health & Productivity Forum

Conference will be held February 28-March 2, 2011 in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON (Vocus) November 1, 2010

The Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) and the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH) are partnering again to host the 2011 IBI/NBCH Health & Productivity Forum, February 28-March 2, in San Francisco. In its third year, the conference focuses on workforce health and its broad impact on worker productivity and quality of life.

The program provides employers, their supplier-partners and other health and productivity stakeholders a unique learning environment. The goal is to foster objective discussion and evaluation of the latest practical approaches to investing in and promoting workforce health and productivity. The merit-based sessions offer successful health and productivity interventions, research insights, case studies and networking opportunities in interactive sessions.

IBI/NBCH Healthy Workforce Productivity Award
The conference once again features the IBI/NBCH Healthy Workforce Productivity Award for leadership in the area of health and productivity. This award recognizes an employer that has developed and implemented innovative strategies in partnership with its employees for measuring and managing the health and productivity of its workforce. Nominations are currently being accepted.

Additional details including registration and an award nomination application can be found at http://www. ibi-nbchforum. org/.

About the Integrated Benefits Institute
The Integrated Benefits Institute (IBI) provides employers and their supplier partners with resources for demonstrating the business value of health. As a pioneer, leader and nonprofit supplier of health and productivity research, measurement and benchmarking, IBI is a trusted source for benefits performance analysis, practical solutions, and forums for information and education. IBI’s programs, resources and expert networks advance understanding about the link between – and the impact of – health-related productivity on corporate America’s bottom line. For additional information visit: http://www. ibiweb. org.

About the National Business Coalition on Health
NBCH is a national, non-profit, membership organization of nearly 60 business and health coalitions, representing over 7,000 employers and 25 million employees and their dependents across the United States. NBCH and its members are dedicated to value-based purchasing of health care services through the collective action of public and private purchasers. For additional information visit: http://www. nbch. org.

Note to Editors: Guest passes for accredited media are available upon request.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

CDC Software Picks Vaultus For Enterprise-Grade Mobility For Pivotal CRM

CDC Software Picks Vaultus For Enterprise-Grade Mobility For Pivotal CRM

MobiScaler Framework Offers Best-in-Class Mobile Experience for Pivotal CRM Customers

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 29, 2009

Vaultus Mobile Technologies - a leader in enterprise mobility solutions - today announced CDC Software, a leading enterprise software and services provider, has implemented the Vaultus mobiScaler framework with best-in-class security and performance for its Pivotal CRM solutions to make the Pivotal CRM advantage available to mobile end-users.

Pivotal CRM is an innovative customer relationship management software suite that offers a superior user experience, rich functionality, and a highly flexible application platform that enables companies to easily model their unique business practices. With mobiScaler, these advantages can be extended to the mobile Pivotal CRM customer, which can help to reduce downtime and increase user productivity significantly.

"In today's business climate, extending Pivotal CRM to the mobile device offers our customers a competitive edge that helps them to stay ahead of the curve," said Jason Rushforth, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for CDC Software. "We chose Vaultus to provide the best mobile experience we believe is available, including world-class security, top-notch performance, and a great user experience. The framework provides quick and easy access to time-critical data, and we've had success to date, especially across the financial services industry, where sales teams need to be seamlessly proactive and reactive to client needs."

MobiScaler helps to enhance company image and maintain customer loyalty. "A positive, fully optimized mobile experience is crucial when extending service or application functionality to the mobile device," said Keith Waryas, Director of Alliances at Vaultus. "Maintaining the same performance, look and feel as the desktop experience, on the mobile device, reinforces the brand and provides a competitive edge when some companies are opting for less-optimized approaches."

The award-winning, Vaultus mobiScaler software framework achieves new levels for mobile application performance, usability, security, handset battery life, and network bandwidth utilization. mobiScaler is a scalable, plug-and-play framework that delivers Fort Knox-style data security, accelerated network performance and easy-to-use applications to the mobile user. mobiScaler is the only software framework that works with all leading mobile developer environments - RIM, iPhone, Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, Symbian - and is finally giving enterprises and developers the ability to build applications that are easy to use, quick to implement, scalable to millions of users, secure and cost effective.

The mobiScaler platform is comprised of three parts that perform both individually and integrated, depending on customer needs. MobiServer™ supports millions of users with 99.999 percent uptime and automates application provisioning and security. MobiClient™ handset software, includes API libraries and cross-platform support, enabling firms can build mobile applications using third-party mobile programming tools. MobiMonitor™, a standards-based web dashboard enables network managers to continually monitor server, application, and user performance.

"We've established a leading reputation through a relentless focus on empowering our customers with comprehensive, real-time information. Vaultus enables us to continue in that tradition by helping us extend our innovation and vision to the mobile platform," concludes Rushforth.

About Pivotal CRM:
CDC Software's Pivotal CRM is a flexible, powerful customer relationship management solution for companies that want to use CRM strategically -- to model, enhance, and streamline their unique sales, marketing, and customer service processes, not dictate them. Built with the user experience in mind, Pivotal CRM offers unparalleled flexibility and customizability, enabling companies to tailor the system precisely to their users' needs. With a Microsoft-style interface and role - and task-based navigation, Pivotal CRM is a familiar and comfortable system for users, reducing the learning curve and increasing the speed of user adoption. Pivotal CRM embeds Microsoft Outlook and SharePoint right within the CRM system and integrates closely with the Microsoft Office suite, bringing data to the user when and where they need it, for optimal efficiency. To learn more, visit www. CDCsoftware. com/PivotalCRM (http://www. CDCsoftware. com/PivotalCRM).

About CDC Software:
CDC Software, The Customer-Driven Company™, is a provider of enterprise software applications designed to help organizations deliver a superior customer experience while increasing efficiencies and profitability. CDC Software's product suite includes: CDC Factory (manufacturing operations management), Ross ERP (enterprise resource planning) and SCM (supply chain management), CDC Supply Chain (supply chain management, warehouse management and order management), Pivotal CRM and Saratoga CRM (customer relationship management), CDC MarketFirst (marketing automation and lead management), Respond (customer complaint and feedback management), c360 CRM add-on products, industry solutions and development tools for the Microsoft Dynamics CRM platform, Platinum HRM (human resources), and business analytics solutions.

These industry-specific solutions are used by several thousand customers worldwide within the manufacturing, financial services, health care, home building, real estate, and wholesale and retail distribution industries. The company completes its offerings with a full continuum of services that span the life cycle of technology and software applications, including implementation, project consulting, outsourced business services, application management and offshore development. For more information, please visit www. cdcsoftware. com.

About Vaultus Mobile Technologies:
Vaultus' award - winning Mobile Application Platform enables workers to have instant access to their reports, sales, field service, and other applications. And Vaultus' Mobile Application Studio enables IT departments to cut deployment time in half and dramatically reduce support costs. Enterprise mobility. Simple and Secure. To learn more about Vaultus Mobile Technologies, and how our solutions can help increase productivity at your company, please visit our web site at www. vaultus. com.

Media Contact:
Oonagh O'Regan
Vaultus Mobile Technologies
(617) 399-1105
Ooregan @ vaultus. com

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John Baldoni Works with AthenaOnline for Online Video Coaching Series

John Baldoni Works with AthenaOnline for Online Video Coaching Series

Athena and Baldoni add 18 coaching SmartByte videos focusing on leadership and communication issues.

Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) September 25, 2007

AthenaOnline (http://www. athenaonline. com) and John Baldoni have teamed up to offer a series of 18 coaching videos focusing on leadership and communication issues. The videos will be included as part of Athena’s SmartByte™ series on best management and leadership practices and will be available through their MyQuickCoach learning platform.

John Baldoni (http://www. johnbaldoni. com) is an executive coach and leadership consultant to Fortune 1000 companies, and is the author of six books on the subject, including the "Great Leaders" trilogy from McGraw-Hill.

"We are extremely pleased to be working with John Baldonim," says Jon Peters, CEO of Athena. "As one of the foremost experts on leadership and communication John knows how to break down management challenges into plain and simple language and translate them into succinct lessons that people can remember and use."

Baldoni’s SmartByte videos cover issues that managers face daily such as influencing others, leading with presence, developing an elevator pitch, overcoming stage fright, and writing your own speech.

"Our two to five minute SmartByte video lessons are the perfect format for this information," says Peters. "We have always been dedicated to delivering knowledge when and where people need it most and John’s lessons fit beautifully into this model."

"I am pleased to be joining Athena's world-class group of educators," says Baldoni. "Athena’s 24/7 accessibility to management education and the short, singularly focused messages increase the likelihood that the learning will be implemented."

Athena has worked with over other 70 business consultants and experts like Beverly Kaye, Marshall Goldsmith, Russell Ackoff, Vijay Govindarajan, and many others to create a library of almost 1,000 SmartByte videos on management and leadership. The videos are delivered through Athena's award-winning MyQuickCoach (http://www. myquickcoach. com) customized learning portals for organizations like TAP Pharmaceuticals, Fireman’s Fund, Clark’s Shoes, and the Province of Ontario.

About AthenaOnline. com:
AthenaOnline. com (AthenaOnline. com (http://www. athenaonline. com)) is a premier publisher of multimedia training, education and career development products. Athena was founded as a sister company to the Institute for Management Studies (IMS), with a mission to leverage technology to deliver business knowledge when and where individuals need it. Athena has consistently delivered award-winning programs over the Internet, internal networks and on CD-Rom. Athena is headquartered in Reno, NV. For more information call Jon Peters at 800-500-4294.

About John Baldoni:
Baldoni Consulting (JohnBaldoni. com (http://www. johnbaldoni. com)) specializes in leadership consulting, coaching, and communications. Clients include Fortune 1000 companies in the automotive, health care, financial services, and pharmaceutical industries. John Baldoni is the author of six books on leadership, including his McGraw Hill "Great Leaders" trilogy on communications, motivation and results. Recently he was named one of the top 30 most influential leadership gurus worldwide by Leadership Gurus International. Baldoni writes a monthly leadership column on leadership for CIO. com, and posts a weekly leadership blog for FastCompany. com.

As an executive coach, Baldoni collaborates with executives who want to improve their presentation skills, interpersonal communications, leadership presence, and leadership messages. Baldoni is a frequent and much-in demand keynote speaker on leadership to corporate, professional, military, and university audiences. Baldoni’s website is www. johnbaldoni. com. It contains videos, podcasts, and published articles as well as information on Baldoni’s books, coaching and workshops. For more information call 734.995.9992

SmartByte is a registered trademark of AthenaOnline. com, Inc.

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The occurrence of unanticipated events.

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

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

OUTSOURCING MEDICAL CLAIMS BILLING PERFECT PRESCRIPTION FOR DOCS Reduces payment turnaround time by over 92 percent

OUTSOURCING MEDICAL CLAIMS BILLING PERFECT PRESCRIPTION FOR DOCS Reduces payment turnaround time by over 92 percent

USA for Healthclaims, Inc. has developed a method that allows healthcare providers to process medical claims in a much more cost-efficient way. Electronic medical claims billing is an industry that continues to gain steam and is quickly becoming one of the hottest home-based business ventures.

(PRWEB) February 27, 2003

USA for Healthclaims, Inc. has developed a method that allows healthcare providers to process medical claims in a much more cost-efficient way. Electronic medical claims billing is an industry that continues to gain steam and is quickly becoming one of the hottest home-based business ventures.

“Filing claims electronically allows physicians to focus on patient care instead administrative tasks like filing insurance claims, ” said Fred McCurry, CEO and President of USA for Healthclaims. “Our system allows for medical claims to be filed more efficiently and with less headaches.”

Benefits include:

HIPAA compliant Recession proof industry Seven day payment turnaround compared to 120 Complete software training Ongoing marketing support

The medical claims industry is one of todayÂ’s leading and fastest growing home-based businesses. Home-based businesses have experienced exponential growth and according to a survey conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 1997, more than 4.1 million people are working in home-based businesses. That number continues to grow.

USA for Health claims is unique in one very significant aspect. Most companies will provide the software and that is where the relationship ends. With USA for Health claims, the software is only half the package. Also included is complete and ongoing marketing support to sign new customers and general new business advice as things progress. The success of USA for Health claims is determined by the success of its licensees.

USA for Health claims is available now at http://usa4hc. prospector. com (http://usa4hc. prospector. com). For pricing and general information, either visit our site or call (800) 809-0670.

About USA for Health claims, Inc.:

Founded in 1992 and based in Audubon, NJ, USA for Healthclaims is celebrating its eleventh year as one of the most respected and recognized principals in the medical claims billing industry. With more than 1500 licenses, it is the clear market leader.

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Monday, August 23, 2010

QuickArrow Chosen as the SaaS Services Automation Solution for OSI Consulting

QuickArrow Chosen as the SaaS Services Automation Solution for OSI Consulting

OSI Consulting implements leading SaaS solution to proactively manage worldwide Services operations.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 25, 2007

QuickArrow, Inc., the leader in SaaS Services Automation, announced today that OSI Consulting has selected their solution to further automate and track their Services operations. Beginning next month, OSI will deploy QuickArrow to 450 consultants worldwide.

QuickArrow's PSA solution streamlines processes by incorporating Project Management, Resource Management, Financial Management, and Advanced Reporting capabilities in a single solution. OSI expects increased efficiency of projects and will leverage QuickArrow's client access portal to deliver real-time project visibility to and enable deeper collaboration with their clients.

"Our global Professional Services network is devoted to finding, creating, and implementing the most appropriate and efficient automation solutions for our clients, and this is a prime example of selecting a proven solution rather than reinventing one," said Meg Boring, OSI Consulting Vice President of Operations. She continued, "As our business continues to rapidly expand across North America, it's imperative to have an online solution to automate, consolidate and manage our Professional Services."

A key factor in the selection process for OSI is the speed to value available with QuickArrow's SaaS solution. "Waiting 6 to 12 months to install, assemble, and customize an on-premise solution is difficult when organizations are expanding so quickly," said Kevin Bury, QuickArrow Vice President and COO. "After utilizing our solution, Professional Services organizations, such as OSI, have quickly realized concrete, operational efficiencies."

About QuickArrow
QuickArrow offers the only PSA solution specifically designed to help billable service organizations achieve the visibility they need to optimize their services delivery. QuickArrow's Software as a Service (SaaS) solution fully integrates with leading SFA, CRM and financial applications, replacing homegrown solutions and labor-intensive spreadsheets to automate workflows and streamline operations.

Worldwide, more than 26,000 users and 300 services organizations spanning software, IT Services, management consulting, hardware, environmental and healthcare count on QuickArrow every day to increase resource utilization, capture more billable hours and expenses, and enable more effective decision-making to drive top and bottom-line growth.

QuickArrow's unqualified SAS 70 Type II certification and innovative Web Services API ensure reliability, flexibility, and data security for clients such as salesforce. com, Borland Software, Symantec, Genesys, Informatica and Proxicom. To learn more about the business impact QuickArrow can have on your organization, please visit www. quickarrow. com.

About OSI Consulting
OSI Consulting, a leading information technology services company, creates business value for customers through the innovative application of advanced technologies. Clients worldwide benefit from OSI's agile approach toward building global solutions. Headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, OSI has been providing enterprise and e-business consulting services since 1993, leveraging a strong foundation and ongoing relationship with Oracle. OSI has helped hundreds of clients redesign business systems, optimize supply chains, integrate and externalize applications, and transform enterprise processes through e-business and enterprise initiatives. For more information, please call OSI at (818) 992-2700 or visit the company's website at www. osius. com.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Gold's Gym Healthclub Franchises Switch to OpenDNS for Web Content Filtering and Security

Gold's Gym Healthclub Franchises Switch to OpenDNS for Web Content Filtering and Security

Texas-Area Gold's Gym Locations Deploy OpenDNS to Secure Networks; IT Admins Manage Filtering for Multiple Locations With Ease from One Central Web-Based Account

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 21, 2010

OpenDNS (http://www. opendns. com (http://www. opendns. com)), provider of the world's leading Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable, today announced WRFitness, operator of several Gold's Gym franchises in the Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas area, has deployed OpenDNS subscription services at all locations for Web content filtering and to improve DNS security.

WRFitness recognized the need for a centrally-manageable solution that allowed technology staff to control Internet access on all workstations, without requiring an appliance at each health club site. The gyms have both workstations for employees and workstations offering free WiFi for guests, and needed to apply different access limitations. OpenDNS, which works through the cloud, met WRFitness's needs perfectly.

"We considered other options, but the ability to manage filtering from a central location without any hardware was definitely the feature that made OpenDNS stand out," said Eriq Stern, IT Director for WRFitness. "It was unnecessary and too complicated to manage filtering on each machine individually, particularly since we have only two cases - the case of employee machines and the case of machines used by guests. All employee machines require the same filters and all guest-use machines require the same filters."

"OpenDNS allowed us to deploy the service in minutes across all locations and provided us with a Whitelist-Only mode that makes setting filtering settings extremely easy," he continued.

Also strengthening the case for OpenDNS subscription services is its robust reporting functionality, which provides Stern insight into what's happening on his network at a DNS level - namely which sites are being visited and which blocked sites individuals attempted to visit. If Stern sees problem sites or problematic trending he can easily enforce blocks or remove the sites from his Whitelist.

"The experience with OpenDNS has been great," Stern said. "I recommend it to everyone."

About OpenDNS (http://www. opendns. com (http://www. opendns. com))
OpenDNS is the world's leading provider of Internet navigation and security services that make networks safer, faster, smarter and more reliable. Through DNS resolution, cloud-based Web content filtering and security services, OpenDNS empowers millions of households, schools and businesses to control how users navigate the Internet on their network, while dramatically increasing the network's overall performance and reliability.

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Oogie's Snacks Celebrates Hatch Chili Season with Hatch Chili Con Queso Popcorn

Oogie's Snacks Celebrates Hatch Chili Season with Hatch Chili Con Queso Popcorn

Oogie’s Snacks, makers of Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn, has released a fresh batch of Hatch Chili Con Queso popcorn for this season’s Hatch Chili festivities.

Denver, CO (PRWEB) August 18, 2010

Oogie’s Snacks, makers of Oogie’s Gourmet Popcorn, has released a fresh batch of Hatch Chili Con Queso popcorn for this season’s Hatch Chili festivities.

Hatch chili season begins in August when Hatch, New Mexico announces the peppers have come into season. Celebrations occur at grocery stores and cities across the country as people gather to enjoy the distinct flavor of the Hatch chili. Events often include fresh pepper roastings, cooking classes, recipe competitions and samplings of a special selection of food products made with the famous Hatch chili.

“I’m very proud of this flavor,” says Eric Thier, Co-Founder and President. “We started by creating a popcorn with an amazing blend of cheeses, and then we added Hatch chili along with red chili peppers, plus a custom blend of spices to make this an unforgettable popcorn experience. It's a unique flavor, a real balance of cheese and heat for an invigorating summer treat."

“Popcorn is the perfect family snack that we can all relate to,” continues Thier. “By using Hatch chili in popcorn, we’ve helped make the chili more accessible to a broader audience, even kids love it. And, all of our popcorn flavors are all natural and gluten free.”

Oogie’s Snacks currently produces nine gourmet popcorn flavors including White Cheddar, Movie Lovers Butter, Sun Dried Tomato & Parmesan, Smoked Gouda, Spicy Chipotle & Lime, Asiago & Cracked Pepper, Caprese, Romano & Pesto and Hatch Chili Con Queso. They use all natural ingredients, without any artificial flavors or colors and pop their proprietary kernels in 100% percent corn oil to create healthy snacks that have no cholesterol, no trans-fat, and are entirely gluten-free.

Hatch Chili Con Queso typically retails for $3.49 and is available in select gourmet grocers across the country including Whole Foods Market, Vitamin Cottage and Central Market.

About Oogie’s Snacks
Oogie’s Snacks is a manufacturer of gourmet seasoned pre-popped popcorn. Based in Denver, CO, the company was founded in 2005 by a small group of friends looking to provide a healthier snack alternative. Oogie’s popcorn is made in small batches using premium all natural ingredients and a proprietary corn. Their popcorn is currently available at select grocery stores across the country including Kroger and Whole Foods. For more information, visit www. oogiesnacks. com

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

DuPont Chair and CEO: Agriculture is Key to Global Economic Growth, Sustainability and Security

DuPont Chair and CEO: Agriculture is Key to Global Economic Growth, Sustainability and Security

Radical new approaches to collaboration needed to ensure future crisis prevented.

(Vocus) January 30, 2010

Davos-Klosters, Switzerland (Vocus) Jan. 29, 2010 -- Agriculture is a game-changer that addresses multiple global issues – hunger, poverty, environmental degradation, poor nutrition and subsequent effects such as civil unrest, DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman told attendees of the 40th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

“Delivering on the potential for agriculture to address critical, global issues may be the greatest opportunity of our generation,” said Kullman. “It is possible, but it will take a radical new approach to collaboration.”

Kullman is attending the World Economic Forum and participating in the panel discussion on “Rethinking How to Feed the World.” According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, food production will need to nearly double by the middle of this century to feed the world population expected at that time. Panelists were asked to consider what it would take to achieve food security, environmental sustainability and economic growth through agriculture.

“Global food security challenges are becoming more complex and interconnected. Collaborations among organizations will need to follow suit – becoming more interconnected to leverage the strengths of organizations across the public and private sectors,” said Kullman.

Kullman said the World Economic Forum’s multi-stakeholder initiative, “A New Vision for Agriculture,” in which DuPont is participating, could become the model for addressing global challenges broadly. The business-led initiative seeks to increase private-sector engagement and partnership with stakeholders including governments, international organizations, farmers’ associations, civil society and academia.

“The need for collaboration between public and private entities is nothing new,” said Kullman. “What is new is the urgency to start listening, not talking past each other and working toward common goals of finding practical, sustainable solutions that can make real differences to people today and can be replicated for others tomorrow.”

Increasing food production is a priority initiative for DuPont. The company invests about half of its $1.4 billion annual research and development budget to furthering this goal. DuPont is currently delivering and developing crops that produce higher yields with fewer resources, improved approaches to controlling crop pests, better accessibility to healthier food ingredients, packaging that extends the shelf-life of food, and food safety testing, among other things.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

Contact: 
Doyle Karr
515-270-3428

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Dorrance Publishing Titles Address Holistic Desert Gardening, National Cancer Institute's Viruses and Cancer Program, and Newton's Universe's Ether Sea

Dorrance Publishing Titles Address Holistic Desert Gardening, National Cancer Institute's Viruses and Cancer Program, and Newton's Universe's Ether Sea

Dorrance Publishing recently released the following titles. Tough Plants in a Fragile Land: Saving Our Planet, One Garden at a Time; Cancer Merchants: History of NCIs, Viruses, and Cancer Programs; and Universe's Intelligent Design via Evolution (UIDE): The WIT Particle. They are available for purchase at http://www. dorrancebookstore. com, brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (800) 788-7654. Media review copies are available by calling (800) 788-7654 or by visiting www. dorrancepressroom. com.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) May 6, 2009

Dorrance Publishing Titles Address Holistic Desert Gardening, National Cancer Institute's Viruses and Cancer Program, and Newton's Universe's Ether Sea.

Dorrance Publishing recently released the following titles. Tough Plants in a Fragile Land: Saving Our Planet, One Garden at a Time; Cancer Merchants: History of NCIs, Viruses, and Cancer Programs; and Universe's Intelligent Design via Evolution (UIDE): The WIT Particle. They are available for purchase at http://www. dorrancebookstore. com (http://www. dorrancebookstore. com), brick and mortar bookstores, on-line bookstores or by calling (800) 788-7654. Media review copies are available by calling (800) 788-7654 or by visiting www. dorrancepressroom. com.

Tough Plants in a Fragile Land: Saving Our Planet, One Garden at a Time
($35.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7893-3, hardcover

This illustrated guide highlights the beauty of holistic, chemical-free, desert gardening.

Do you think the only plants in the desert are cacti? You may be surprised. After a climate change devastated the nonnative plants in Fritzie von Jessen's garden, she was inspired to research plants that thrive in the Colorado Desert.

From the fragrant Desert Lavender to the hearty Creosote Bush, Von Jessen introduces beginning and avid gardeners to the beauty of desert gardening. By using native plants and learning to garden in a chemical-free, holistic manner, a gardener can contribute to the conservation and preservation of the environment. Von Jessen invites you to use her words as a guide: Grab your shovel and imagination and dig in.

About the Author

A native of Denmark, Fritzie von Jessen currently lives and enjoys gardening in California's Colorado Desert. She is a certified master desert gardener and desert naturalist. Ms. von Jessen is currently a docent at the Living Desert in Palm Desert, California, and has also served as docent at the Palm Springs Art Museum. When not involved with gardening, she enjoys skiing, photography, and playing bridge.

Cancer Merchants: History of NCIs, Viruses, and Cancer Programs
($14.00) ISBN: 978-1-4349-0065-4, paperback

This fascinating book traces the pathway of the Viruses and Cancer Program of the National Cancer Institute and examines the relationship between science and politics

The story of the National Cancer Institute's involvement in virus and cancer research is not wholly centered on research alone. Since its inception, the program has been marred with scandal, infighting, and flawed vision. Challenged with the goal of a cancer cure, the Institute always found itself on the verge of a discovery but never able to follow through.

Cancer Merchants traces the pathway of the Viruses and Cancer Program as authorized by Congress in 1958 and documents developments that led to its demise. It examines the relationship between science and politics, showing how government administrators often divert research funds to serve their own interests and the interests of organizations. The author also poses the question as to why it took the National Cancer Institute almost fifty years to recognize the fact viruses can cause human cancer--something that its own advisors and staff were telling them all along.

About the Author

After graduating from the University of Virginia and completing an internship at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Theodore I. Malinin joined the Public Health Service and was assigned to the National Cancer Institute. For the past thirty-eight years, he has been a professor and researcher at the University of Miami. He and his wife, Dorothy, have four children.

Dr. Malinin has previously published Surgery and Life, a biography of Alexis Carrel, four scientific books, and over two hundred papers in scientific journals. In his spare time, he enjoys music and the outdoors.

Universe's Intelligent Design via Evolution (UIDE): The WIT Particle
($28.00) ISBN: 978-0-8059-7684-7, paperback

This examination of the wit particle and Newton's Universe's Ether Sea offers a fascinating look at the origins and development of the universe.

Universe's Intelligent Design via Evolution (UIDE): The WIT Particle is a roadmap to Newton's Universe's Ether Sea construction and operation. Scientific uncertainties ask: Does the Universe have a dark energy particle ether atmosphere? Was the Universe created out of nothing in a big bang? Did a God create the Universe? The origin of life is a puzzle.

UIDE teaches about Earthmen connected through super Internet-like networks, to better understand the Universe and its eternal existence. The discovery of the WIT particle as the smallest mass particle imaginable consequently composes Newton's Universe's Ether atmosphere. UIDE, together with the WIT particle mass, places electromagnetic waves, mass, and gravity, together in one universal theorem.

About the Author

Thomas Edward Fairbairn has worked extensively in the fields of aviation and technology research and continues to explore investigative and experimental science. His previous writing includes Lords of the Crescent, a scientific historical novel, and various nonfiction reference works.

All purchasers of this book are entitled to a free three-inch CD-R disk containing a full copy of this book with hyperlinks and photos in color that will hyperlink your computer directly to the Internet for viewing comprehensive references quoted in this book. Mail your request to T. E. Fairbairn at 7008 Garden Road, Maumee, Ohio 43537, together with a self-addressed USPO stamped envelope, enclosing a copy of your receipt or purchase and the book's title and ISBN number.

Dorrance Publishing is the nation's oldest authors services company. The Dorrance family of imprints provides authors with the level of personalized service they require to become a published author. All international standard book number (ISBN) eligible imprints have a bookstore returns allowed policy.

Dorrance Publishing http://www. dorrancepublishing. com/info. asp? program=prweb (http://www. dorrancepublishing. com/info. asp? program=prweb) -- books have carried the Dorrance imprint for over 85-years. This full-service subsidy publishing imprint offers authors traditional, complete publishing services including editing, proofreading, original page and cover design, publication in paperback, hardback and custom or unusual book production specifications, original illustration creation, ISBN and copyright. Dorrance titles are printed and warehoused in anticipation of orders that may follow as a result of a defined, limited promotional plan.

RoseDog Books http://www. rosedog. com (http://www. rosedog. com) -- a full-service print on demand publishing imprint offering authors complete page design services, original cover design, editing services, original illustration creation, full-color and black and white books, a variety of book trim sizes, paperback or hardback binding, an ISBN and copyright. Authors can provide their manuscript on paper or in a digital file. RoseDog titles are printed when ordered and can be purchased on-line or through brick and mortar stores. Book promotion services are also available.

Red Lead Press http://www. redleadpress. com (http://www. redleadpress. com) -- a very affordable publishing imprint for authors who need some help with basic page and cover design, an ISBN and copyright. Red Lead titles are printed when ordered and can be purchased on-line or through brick and mortar stores.

I-Proclaim http://www. i-proclaim. com (http://www. i-proclaim. com) -- Using a self-serve on-line template an author can become a published author in minutes. There are no set-up fees and no minimum book order.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

Parature Receives 2009 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

Parature Receives 2009 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award

Parature Customer Service™ Software Recognized for Outstanding Innovation.

Vienna, VA (Vocus) July 8, 2010

Parature, a global leader in on-demand customer service software (http://www. parature. com/customer-service-software. aspx), announced today that Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) has named Parature Customer Service™ software as a recipient of a 2009 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

Parature (http://www. parature. com/default. aspx) enables any organization to fundamentally change the way they support their customers through its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) delivery and integrated, intuitive design that empowers organizations to better and more efficiently serve, support, engage with and retain customers in today’s Web world. Parature Customer Service™ software (http://www. parature. com/customer-service-software. aspx) integrates a customer portal, rich knowledgebase, ticketing, and a host of other modules in one dynamic, tightly unified system that allows organizations to effectively manage all of their support needs. Parature software increases efficiency across entire organizations, improving processes among customer support, operations, development and sales.

“It is an honor to receive this Product of the Year Award from Customer Interaction Solutions,” stated Parature CEO, Tim Davenport (http://www. parature. com/team_TimDavenport. aspx). “Parature is proud to support nearly twenty million end users every day in organizations of all types and sizes with our multi-channel customer service software suite. Parature is committed to customer success and dedicated to delivering innovative applications to further enhance the multi-channel service experience at an affordable price.”

“Parature has been recognized with a 2009 Product of the Year Award for their admirable efforts in the advancement of customer service software,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Parature Customer Service software has shown benefits for its customers and provides ROI for the companies that use it. Congratulations to the entire team at Parature. I look forward to more innovative solutions from them in the coming year.”

The Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award recognizes the vision, leadership, and thoroughness that are characteristics of the prestigious award. The most innovative products and services brought to the market from March 2008 through March 2009 were chosen as winners of the Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award.

The 2009 Communications Solutions Product of the Year Award winners are published on the INTERNET TELEPHONY and Customer Interaction Solutions (http://www. tmcnet. com/viewette. aspx? u=http%3a%2f%2fhttp://www. tmcnet. com%2fcall-center%2fDefault. aspx&kw=) Web site.

Parature, Inc.
Parature enables organizations to better serve, support, engage with and retain their customers via the Web. Industry-leading, on-demand Parature Customer Service™ software provides customer service organizations with a comprehensive, multi-channel way to meet the growing expectations of their customers. With more than 10 years experience, Parature serves organizations in a wide variety of industries worldwide and helps support more than 16 million end users. Parature is among Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Software Companies and is the recipient of numerous product, technology, and leadership awards. Today, the Parature name is synonymous with innovation and value in Web-based customer service software, strategies and best practices. Parature is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia with offices in San Francisco and the U. K. For more information, visit http://www. parature. com (http://www. parature. com)] or follow @parature (http://twitter. com/parature) on Twitter.

About TMC
Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) is a global integrated media company helping our clients build communities in print, in-person and online. TMC publishes Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Unified Communications, and NGN magazines. TMCnet, TMC's Web site, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMCnet is read by two million unique visitors each month on average worldwide, according to Webtrends. TMCnet has ranked within the top 3,500 in Quantcast's Top U. S. sites placing TMCnet in the nation’s top.03% most visited Web sites. In addition, TMC produces ITEXPO; 4GWE Conference and M2M Evolution (in conjunction with Crossfire Media); Digium|Asterisk World (in conjunction with Digioum); Smart Grid Summit (in conjunction with Intelligent Communication Partners). TMC serves other communications market segments with the Cloud Communications Summit (in conjunction with Light and Electric); CVx ChannelVision Expo (in conjunction with Beka Publishing); and MSPWorld™ (in conjunction with the MSP Alliance).
TMC also serves technology professionals with industry-specific Web sites: InfoTech Spotlight, 4GWE, M2M Evolution. com, Smart-Grid. TMCnet. com, Smart Products Ecosystem, Robotics. TMCnet. com, Cable. TMCnet. com, Satellite Spotlight, Green. TMCnet. com, Healthcare. TMCnet. com, Business Video, Finance. TMC. com, Legal. TMC. com and Education. TMCnet. com.

For more information about TMC, visit http://www. tmcnet. com (http://www. tmcnet. com).

TMC Contact: 
Jan Pierret
Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 228

Media Contact:
Dayna Tenorio
571.730.6241

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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Skincare Experts Support New On-line Portal in Bringing Up-to-the-minute Info on Anti-aging to General Public

Skincare Experts Support New On-line Portal in Bringing Up-to-the-minute Info on Anti-aging to General Public

Face Homepage, the first dedicated anti-ageing on-line portal has secured the association of numerous skincare experts ready for theIR launch on 30th September 2006.

London, UK (PRWEB) September 6, 2006

FaceHomePage is the first online portal where consumers can access the latest innovations in anti-ageing and facial rejuvenation. The brainchild of Lisa Kelly-Moran and Ben Bloc, FaceHomePage has been created to provide the consumer with:

 A single, user-friendly resource for comprehensive and up-to-date information about the latest anti-ageing skincare, non-surgical treatments and cosmetic surgical procedures.

 Direct access to a select and exclusive number of the most reputable companies and practitioners within the beauty and anti-ageing industry, based on the high quality of their products and services.

FaceHomePage is supported by a panel of high profile consultants who have contributed to the extensive glossary, creating a unique resource centre for all its users. The consultants include:

 Mr Rajiv Grover: Harley Street plastic surgeon  Dr Patrick Bowler: cosmetic doctor and author  The Consulting Room  Wendy Lewis: aesthetic consultant and author  Dr Tracey Bell: cosmetic dentist

Accompanying the glossary are regular articles by guest writers from within the industry covering aspects of interest including cosmeceuticals, non-invasive and surgical procedures. Other features include a monthly giveaway of products provided by the partners of FaceHomePage alongside a newsletter reporting advancements in the beauty and anti-ageing industry.

The rapid growth in this market is currently being reflected in the number of make over shows, live cosmetic surgery programs, magazines and national newspaper articles. With this in mind, FaceHomePage has recognized that consumers may feel overwhelmed by the array of products and treatments hitting the UK market on a regular basis. Consequently, the creators have identified a need for a centralised resource where consumers can access the most up-to-date, unbiased information about the range of treatments and procedures available in the UK, with direct links to the latest, most effective products and services.

As an online portal, FaceHomePage gives its selected companies or ‘partners’ a chance to directly communicate with the consumer within a unique and innovative context. To view FaceHomePage prior to the launch, please visit the preview site at: www. facehomepage. co. uk/preview (http://www. facehomepage. co. uk/preview )

Such industry luminaries as Court House Clinics, N. V Perricone M. D Cosmeceuticals, Vitage, Sothys and Skin Health Spa have already secured their place on FaceHomePage, so a high level of industry interest is expected.

FaceHomePage is launching on September 30th 2006.

For more information on FaceHomePage contact MRA PR on 020 8540 1177

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Discounted Intaglio Skin Care Products Available at SaveOnSalonProducts. com

Discounted Intaglio Skin Care Products Available at SaveOnSalonProducts. com

SaveOnSalonProducts. com offers consumers Intaglio Cosmeceuticals skincare products of professional-salon quality at discounted prices. Intaglio products include toners, astringents, moisturizers, lotions, creams, sunscreens, washes, gels, and more.

(PRWEB) October 11, 2004

If youÂ’re looking to save money on Intaglio Cosmeceuticals skin care products, you may want to visit www. saveonsalonproducts. com/intaglio. html (http://www. saveonsalonproducts. com/intaglio. html). Consumers can order Intaglio products online or toll-free at 1-877-7SAVEON.

"Intaglio Cosmeceuticals are dedicated to the advancement of skin therapy through medical science," says Stephen Allen, marketing director for SaveOnSalonProducts. com.

”Founded in 1994 to promote and support research and development activities in skin care therapy, Intaglio® complements dermatology and plastic surgery procedures for all skin conditions to ensure healthy, beautiful skin,” said Allen. “Intaglio® offers products to treat aging, hyperpigmentation and/or acne-scarred skin, products that control, prevent, and maintain healthy skin. Intaglio® offers a complete line of advanced skin care products, featuring medical strength glycolic acid products, plus topical antioxidants vitamin A, and highly intensified topical vitamin C.”

Intaglio Cosmeceuticals products available at www. SaveOnSalonProducts. com include the following:

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A toner/astringent that provides a deep cleansing action for the removal of surface oils and fats.

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A moisturizer for dry, mature, and sun damaged skin. Contains sunscreen protection.

AHA Glycolic Day Lotion-10 SPF-15 (Oily) by Intaglio Cosmeceuticals

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A light formulation for oily, combination and acne skin that absorbs immediately, contains sunscreen protection.

AHA Glycolic Facial/Body Cleanser-3 by Intaglio Cosmeceuticals

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A lightweight wash that gently cleanses the face, body and scalp

AHA Glycolic Foot & Hand Cream by Intaglio Cosmeceuticals

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A rich cream high in glycolic acid will provide a strong and effective resurfacing benefit to thick rough skin

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A highly effective treatment product developed to combat hyperpigmentation (brown spots), skin discolorations, and uneven skin tones.

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One of the strongest gels on the market to provide therapeutic results from clinical studies.

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A therapeutic moisturizer formulated for the delicate eye area and any dry areas of the face.

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A highly effective astringent combining alpha and beta hydroxy acids.

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This highly effective hydrating moisturizer replenishes essential nutrients, restores the skin''s natural moisture balance and delivers intensive hydration to dry skin.

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Highly concentrated antioxidant gel enriched with vitamins A, C, E, B and Pycnogenol®.

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A nourishing toner enriched with antioxidants. Maintains the integrity of the skin barrier.

Antioxidant Vitamin A Emollient by Intaglio Cosmeceuticals

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A lightweight lotion providing topical vitamin therapy that will visibly enhance and rejuvenate the health and appearance of the skin.

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A highly concentrated emollient formulated to deliver vitamin therapy to the skin.

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A vitamin enriched moisturizer for the lips.

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A special liquid treatment to help minimize skin discolorations and hyperpigmentation (brown spots).

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Pumice beads provide a manual exfoliation process to remove the dead skin cells and assist the action of glycolic resurfacing.

Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion UVA/UVB, SPF-15 (Oily) by Intaglio Cosmeceuticals

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A lightweight sunscreen lotion for oily, combination, and acne skin.

Moisturizing Sunscreen UVA/UVB, SPF-15 (Dry) by Intaglio Cosmeceuticals

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A sunscreen cream for dry, mature and photodamaged skin.

Soothing Cream by Intaglio Cosmeceuticals

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A soothing and calming cream specially formulated to reduce irritation or redness on the skin.

Rejuvenating Mask by Intaglio Cosmeceuticals

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A nourishing mask enriched with vitamins and minerals.

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“Our product lines include Alterna, American Crew, Bibo, Back to Basics, Creative Tools, Graham Webb, Intaglio, Keune, One Minute Manicure, Sebastian and So Pure," he said.

SaveOnSalonProducts. com is the offspring of TatiÂ’s Salon in Jacksonville, Florida, the only multicultural beauty salon in North Florida.

For more information, visit the companyÂ’s web site at www. SaveOnSalonProducts. com or call toll-free 1-877-7SAVEON.

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For Better Health, There's a New Resource out There

For Better Health, There's a New Resource out There

A new website was recently launched by Lucky Dog Marketing, Inc. feelingalrightonline. com is a source of information on all tpoics health related.

Manahawkin, NJ (PRWEB) February 8, 2006

A new website was recently launched by Lucky Dog Marketing, Inc. It’s called feelingalrightonline. com, and, no, it doesn’t have anything to do with Joe Cocker. What it does have to do with is health.

Most of us these days are concerned with staying healthy and looking and feeling better as we age. People are living longer and retiring later. But it's not just about living longer, but feeling good while we live longer. And that's where feelingalrightonline. com can help.

It's a site that’s choc full of links to all sorts of information on diet, workouts, illnesses and natural health. Plenty of articles can be found on health insurance options. Links to many websites can be found pertaining to natural health, yoga, nutrition, senior health and vitamins. Information can be found on health club memberships and weight loss products. Information can even be found on pet health, or even, taking that a step further, holistic pet health.

Other websites recently launched by Lucky Dog Marketing include:

Jumpingintheboat. com For the fishing enthusiast

Gottoeatonline. com For those who just love to eat out

Makestheworldgoround. com For those who appreciate music in it’s many forms

Enterthemall. com For those who just love to enter contests

Gottoluvem. com For those of us who love their pets so much

Luvtocookonline. com For anyone who loves to cook or wants to learn to cook

Decorhomestyle. com All the little touches that make a house a home

Classicrockhere. com For the greatest of all genres of music

Thebakingguide. com For your sweet tooth

Besthuntingtoday. com For the hunting enthusiast

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Thursday, August 12, 2010

HealthCareerWeb. com Honors Nurses Throughout Month of May

HealthCareerWeb. com Honors Nurses Throughout Month of May

Celebration kicks off with National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

Norfolk, VA (PRWEB) May 8, 2009

HealthCareerWeb. com, a division of Dominion Enterprises, is proud to recognize nurses everywhere for the quality work they provide and their tireless commitment to the health profession. To pay tribute, the healthcare job board and social network will give away a Coach purse to one lucky recipient.

For details on the Coach purse giveaway, visit: http://www. healthcareerweb. com

To further help nurses connect with nursing jobs, HealthCareerWeb. com will extend a special offer to employers for the month of May. Buy any single job posting or posting package and receive a matching posting or posting package absolutely free.

For details about the nurse recruitment special visit: http://www. healthcareerweb. com/nursemonth

According to Denise Tanner, business development manager of HealthCareerWeb. com, "Evidence shows that if hospitals invest in appropriate Registered Nurse (RN) staffing, thousands of lives and millions of dollars could be saved each year. Nurses make the critical, cost-effective difference in providing safe, high-quality patient care and we are proud to honor them this month."

National Nurses Week kicks off with National RN Recognition Day on May 6, 2009, and ends appropriately on May 12, 2009, with the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The purpose of National RN Recognition Day is to raise awareness of the value of the nearly 2.9 million registered nurses nationwide and help educate the public about the role nurses play in meeting the health care needs of the American people.

About HealthCareerWeb. com
HealthCareerWeb. com is a healthcare job board and social networking Web site for anyone in the medical profession. The Web site provides a space for medical professionals to search for healthcare jobs and gather information and exchange ideas with others in the medical industry through its MedCom community.

About Dominion Enterprises
Dominion Enterprises is a leading marketing services company serving the automotive, enthusiast and commercial vehicle, real estate, apartment rental, and employment industries. The company's businesses provide a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, Web site design and hosting, and data management services. The company has more than 45 market-leading Web sites reaching more than 16.7 million unique visitors, and more than 450 magazines with a weekly circulation of 4.3 million. Headquartered in Norfolk, Va., the company has 5,400 employees in more than 200 offices nationwide. For more information, visit http://www. DominionEnterprises. com.

Contact:
Denise Tanner
757-351-7046

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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The Easimover Makes Moving Loads Easier

The Easimover Makes Moving Loads Easier

The Easimover takes the burden out of moving heavy loads like washing machines, furniture, office equipment, and even outdoors and in the garden. As an entirely new product the Easimover makes the move so easy by smoothly sliding any heavy object from A to B by the straps, without any risk of back strain.

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (PRWEB) July 16, 2008

Suitable for both domestic and commercial use, the Easimover is a new and innovative product for moving large or heavy items. Its unique patented (UK and US) system provides an easy to use, rapid, safe and robust solution to any moving problem, indoors or out.

Currently, available in two sizes, the Easimover is already proving popular in a range of situations at home or in the workplace, saving hundreds of peoples' backs everywhere and significantly reducing the Health and Safety Risk.

Easimover is a quick and simple way to avoid the misery and inconvenience of back pain caused by inappropriate lifting techniques, and individuals and employers alike can benefit physically and financially from the reduced risk of strains and injuries associated with poor lifting techniques.

Easimover is effectively an oversized "mat" and has a base made of a tough, low friction, polyethylene which has a self healing abrasion resistant material for repeated use without wear.
Being only 6mm thick, the Easimover provides the perfect solution for negotiation of heavy or awkward objects on and off it by simply sliding or gently walking the item onto the mat - no lifting involved.

It is easy to move full wardrobes and bookcases. A double wardrobe can be moved using an extra large Easimover or two of standard size.

No problem going through doorways, fridge-freezers can remain upright.

With the aid of an assistant to support the top end, a settee can be moved through doorways and around tight corners.

Heavy plant pots, stone slabs, big bags of compost or concrete, etc. can also be moved, just slide them onto the Easimover and pull along by the straps.

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Hitting the Mark: URAC Standards for Consumer Education and Support

Hitting the Mark: URAC Standards for Consumer Education and Support

Healthcare is moving into uncharted territory, placing critical demands on policy leaders to harness the momentum of rapid demographic, technological and ideological change. Chronic care comprises the overwhelming bulk of todayÂ’s healthcare spending, despite available screening and behavior modification programs geared toward disease prevention. This highlights one indispensable player in todayÂ’s game of healthcare: the consumer. URACÂ’s new voluntary accreditation standards aim for the bulls-eye. "URAC Standards for Consumer Education and Support: What You Need to Know to Comply" a July 2005 audio conference on CD-ROM sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN), provides detailed descriptions of these guidelines for facing the new frontier of consumer-directed health. During this 90-minute audio conference on CD-ROM, policy and consultant leaders offer healthcare organizations step-by-step strategies for implementing these standards for maximum effect.

Manasquan, NJ (PRWEB) August 1, 2005

Healthcare is moving into uncharted territory, placing critical demands on policy leaders to harness the momentum of rapid demographic, technological and ideological change. Chronic care comprises the overwhelming bulk of todayÂ’s healthcare spending, despite available screening and behavior modification programs geared toward disease prevention. This highlights one indispensable player in todayÂ’s game of healthcare: the consumer. URACÂ’s new voluntary accreditation standards aim for the bulls-eye.

"Consumer-driven healthcare is the new wild, wild west for health plans," said Annette Watson, senior vice president, URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization that offers accreditation, certification and quality improvement activities. "Standards serve a valid purpose in today's competitive, cost-conscious environment. Quality often suffers without oversight mechanisms," she added.

"URAC Standards for Consumer Education and Support: What You Need to Know to Comply" a July 2005 audio conference on CD-ROM sponsored by the Healthcare Intelligence Network (HIN), provides detailed descriptions of these guidelines for facing the new frontier of consumer-directed health. During this 90-minute audio conference on CD-ROM, policy and consultant leaders offer healthcare organizations step-by-step strategies for implementing these standards for maximum effect. For more information, please visit http://www. hin. com/cgi-local/link/news/pl. cgi? uraccdpr (http://www. hin. com/cgi-local/link/news/pl. cgi? uraccdpr).

"Consumerism continues to boom and uptake is only getting larger," said Ms. Watson. "Our immediate objective was to provide consumers with guidance and tools they need when facing consumer-directed plans for the first time."

Noting public misconceptions and lack of awareness, policy leaders recognize the importance of overcoming barriers to effective communication. In an effort to bridge the gap, URACÂ’s new standards aim to make consumers conversant in the language of healthcare through a continued process of education and support.

Ms. Watson was joined at the conference by Guy DÂ’Andrea, founder of Discern LLC, a consulting firm focusing on healthcare-related strategy and project management. Together, these speakers apply modern standards to modern times, providing:

 A detailed overview of the new guidelines;  Lessons learned from organizations who beta-tested the standards; and  What health plans should begin to do now to comply with these standards.

"The novelty of consumer-driven healthcare makes it very challenging to devise standards," added Ms. Watson. "The industry has still not agreed upon best practices, but there is consensus that consumers need information both before and after they choose a health plan. That helped us frame the guidelines."

This 90-minute audio conference on CD-ROM benefits key health plan executives, performance and quality improvement managers, business development and strategic planning directors, pharmaceutical executives and those responsible for consumer-driven healthcare plans.

Also included are comprehensive outlines of the speakersÂ’ presentations, a printed transcript of the discussion and a live question-and-answer session in which participants explore these precedents with the experts. For more details on related products and upcoming audio conferences, visit http://www. hin. com/cgi-local/link/news/pl. cgi? uraccdpr (http://www. hin. com/cgi-local/link/news/pl. cgi? uraccdpr).

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, or visit http://www. hin. com (http://www. hin. com).

Contact: 

Jennifer Millman

Phone: (732) 528-4468

Fax: (732) 292-3073

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Princeton Solutions Group and Cowan Gunteski & Co., P. A to Host an Executive Briefing: Profitability Outlook Are You Prepared to Grow and Profit in 2006?

Princeton Solutions Group and Cowan Gunteski & Co., P. A to Host an Executive Briefing: Profitability Outlook Are You Prepared to Grow and Profit in 2006?

This executive briefing will identify growth and profit areas, as well as emerging trends that may impact your business.

Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) October 1, 2005

Thursday, October 6, 2005 Cowan, Gunteski & Co., P. A. and Princeton Solutions Group will host an Executive Briefing entitled Profitability Outlook: Are you prepared to grow and profit in 2006? This complimentary seminar is scheduled for Thursday, October 6, 2005 at the Sheraton in Eatontown from 7:45 AM – 12:00 Noon. The results of the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council Business Outlook Survey will be announced. The featured speakers will be: John E. McCormac, CPA, New Jersey State Treasurer, Stephen Reed, CPA, Shareholder - Cowan, Gunteski & Co., P. A., Gregg Lederman, Managing Partner - Brand Integrity, Inc., Patrick Ahern, Partner - Brand Integrity, Inc., and Stephen Manobianco, Managing Director - Princeton Solutions Group. Eric Taylor, President of The Empowerment Group will emcee the event.

To register call Kim Kerken at 732-349-6880 ext. 149 or email: kkerken at cowangunteski. com.

“Conducting business in today’s economy requires a clear brand, strategic management, and profit plan,” states Donald Cowan, Managing Director of Cowan, Gunteski & Company. “This executive briefing will identify growth and profit areas, as well as emerging trends that may impact your business.”

Seminar participants will:

Learn first hand about New JerseyÂ’s economic outlook for 2006

Learn the results of the MODC Business Outlook Survey

Discover what issues affect businesses in Monmouth and Ocean counties

Obtain a framework for the development of an actionable brand

Discover a proven system for defining your brand and integrating it into your operations

Learn how to build a performance-based, brand driven culture

Manage uncertainty in exploring new business opportunities

Reduce the cost of acquiring new clients

Maximize the ROI on your sales and marketing investments

Improve revenues and protect profit margins

Build a roadmap to support your brand and revenue strategy

Speaker Biographies

John E. McCormac, CPA, was appointed to the Office of State Treasurer in January, 2002. Treasurer McCormac has drawn from his vast experience in budget preparation and public service and has implemented a doctrine of economic responsibility while guiding New Jersey through one of the most fiscally challenging periods in State history.

Stephen Reed, CPA, Shareholder, is the Managing Partner of Cowan, Gunteski & CompanyÂ’s office in Shrewsbury, New Jersey. His extensive experience includes providing tax, audit, and management advisory services to businesses in the construction, manufacturing, and professional services industries. He is a member of the MODC board.

Gregg Lederman and Patrick Ahern are partners with Brand Integrity, Inc., a Rochester, New York brand strategy practice group. Each year, Brand Integrity, Inc. facilitates hundreds of corporate leaders through its Achieving Brand Integrity Workshops. Companies who have raved about Brand Integrity and its workshop programs include: Hallmark Cards, Inc., Duke Energy Corporation, Wegmans Food Markets, PAETEC Communications, Frito Lay, American Red Cross, and a host of many others.

Stephen Manobianco, MBA, Managing Director - Princeton Solutions Group (“PSG”), has extensive consulting and operational experience in the following areas: Sales Force Management, Marketing Strategy, Sales Campaign Management, and Sales Training. PSG's clients include Jefferson Medical College, Lockheed Martin, MIIX Healthcare Group, Infinity Broadcasting, Pfizer Health Solutions, and Corporate Synergies Group.

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Three Dallas Divorce Professionals Write New Book on the Collaborative Divorce Process in Texas

Three Dallas Divorce Professionals Write New Book on the Collaborative Divorce Process in Texas

New book, Divorce the Collaborative Way: Is it the way for you?, written by three Dallas divorce professionals, explains how the collaborative divorce process works in Texas. Among other things, the book compares and contrasts the process with a traditional litigated divorce and a do-it-yourself divorce. It also highlights the benefits of a collaborative divorce to children.

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) April 15, 2010

Divorcing couples in Texas have had the option of getting a collaborative divorce rather than going through the traditional divorce process since 2001. However, many couples are unaware of this alternative and its potential benefits to them and their young children. Now, in their new book, Divorce the Collaborative Way: Is it the way for you? (iUniverse, ISBN: 9781440154669 for softcover, ISBN: 9781440154676 for e-book), three Dallas collaborative divorce professionals, Melinda Eitzen, a family law attorney with McClure, Duffee & Eitzen, L. L.P., Scott Clarke, a certified financial planner and certified divorce financial analyst in private practice, and Vicki James, a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist, compare and contrast the collaborative process with a do-it-yourself divorce and a litigated divorce and guide readers through the collaborative divorce process in Texas. The authors illustrate key points with real life anecdotes and also provide readers with helpful worksheets, forms and sample collaborative divorce agreements.

According to the authors, there are many advantages to a collaborative divorce. They note for example, that a collaborative divorce:
Is a non-adversarial, non-court process. Helps parents protect their children from the harmful effects of their divorce and makes it easier for them to co-parent their children after their marriage is officially over. Puts the couple, not their attorneys, in control of their divorce. For example, spouse work together to identify creative win-win solutions to the issues in their divorce using brainstorming, cooperation, information sharing, honest communication and compromise. Frees couples to identify solutions that respond to their own lives and the needs of their children rather than being limited to what the law says, which is the case in litigated divorces. Provides divorcing spouses with the support of a team of professionals all of whom have been trained in the collaborative process. The team includes the spouses' respective divorce attorneys as well as a mental health and a neutral financial professional who work for both spouses. The team helps the spouses manage their emotions, focus on the future rather than on old hurts and disagreements, communicate productively even if they can't stand one another, resolve disagreements, and make wise decisions, among other things.

The authors also point out that couples who divorce using the collaborative process rather than the litigated process are generally more happy with the terms of their divorce, feel better about the way they ended their relationship, and have an easier time putting their failed marriage behind them and moving on with their lives.

Melinda Eitzen is a family law attorney and partner in McClure, Duffee & Eitzen of Dallas and Collin County. She was president of the Plano Bar Association from 2007-2008 and has served as director of the Association since 2005. She was Chairman of the Collaborative Law Alliance of Collin County in 2007.

Scott Clarke is a certified financial planner and certified divorce financial analyst in private practice in the Dallas/ Fort Worth area. Currently he sits on the Board of Trustee of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and he provides training to other financial professionals on the role of the financial neutral in collaborative divorce, in Texas and throughout the nation.

Vicki James is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marriage and family therapist. She is a member of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas and of the International Association of Collaborative Professionals. She serves on the Civil Law Committee of that association. Vicki is also a member of the Texas Collaborative Law Council.

Divorce the Collaborative Way is available in softcover for $13.95 at both http://www. amazon. com (http://www. amazon. com) and http://www. iuniverse. com/Bookstore (http://www. iuniverse. com/Bookstore). At iUniverse, the book can also be downloaded as a PDF for $6.00.

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Skyscape Launches Dynamic New ‘Clinical & Healthcare Articles’ Service for Healthcare Professionals

Skyscape Launches Dynamic New ‘Clinical & Healthcare Articles’ Service for Healthcare Professionals

Skyscape, Inc. today announced the launch of a new real-time Clinical & Healthcare Articles service on its professional website www. skyscape. com, created in collaboration with Advanstar Medical Economics (AME), the second largest medical publisher in North America.

MARLBOROUGH, Mass. (PRWEB) August 1, 2005 -

– Skyscape, Inc. today announced the launch of a new real-time Clinical & Healthcare Articles service on its professional website www. skyscape. com, created in collaboration with Advanstar Medical Economics (AME), the second largest medical publisher in North America.

“The service will provide healthcare professionals with convenient access to the most up-to-date, specialty-focused, peer-reviewed and credible clinical, practice management and business information as part of Skyscape’s ongoing commitment to providing comprehensive, trusted solutions for enhancing patient care and the practice of medicine,” said Sandeep Shah, President and CEO.

Physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, and others will now have free access to trusted content from dozens of AME's award-winning medical journals - including Medical Economics®, Contemporary OB/GYN®, Drug Topics®, Patient Care®, and Managed Healthcare Executive®.

The articles will be conveniently organized and presented according to medical specialty, including:

  Allergy & Immunology   Cardiology   Clinical Pharmacology   Cosmetic Surgery   Dermatology   Emergency Medicine   Endocrinology   Diabetes   Family Practice   Gastroenterology   Geriatrics   Infectious Disease   HIV/Aids   Internal Medicine   Neurology   Nursing   Ob/GYN   Oncology   Ophthalmology   Orthopedics   Pediatrics   Pharmacy   Psychiatry   Radiology   Rheumatology   Surgery   Urology

“Skyscape’s philosophy of providing the broadest portfolio of 300+ relevant, branded and trusted references addressing each of 30+ medical specialties has been highly rated by our subscribers for its role in reducing medical errors and improving patient safety,” Shah said. “Through our partnership with Advanstar, we are mobilizing a complementary article service of providing much sought after healthcare practice management information, already trusted by over 1.5 million healthcare providers in the print medium – all in one convenient place, at www. skyscape. com.”

More than 450,000 medical professionals rely on Skyscape for medicine’s largest and most trusted portfolio of mobile references including The Washington Manual® of Medical Therapeutics, Harrison's Manual of Medicine, The Harriet Lane Handbook of Pediatrics and the DSM IV Handbook for Psychiatry.

“Skyscape is a ‘blue-chip’ Mediwire Network partner that greatly enhances the targeted reach of Mediwire content across all major practitioner types,” says Andy Weissberg, GM of Advanstar. “Mediwire Network has specifically tailored the delivery of its content to enable Skyscape to link targeted article content to products in Skyscape's growing portfolio.”

About Advanstar Medical Economics

Advanstar Medical Economics (www. advanstarhealthcare. com) offers a wide range of strategic and practical healthcare information distributed through multimedia channels. Reaching over 1.5 million healthcare providers each month through its publications, Advanstar Medical Economics is the second largest healthcare publisher in the United States. Physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants and healthcare executives receive the journals and participate in the educational programs developed by Advanstar Medical Economics, a division of Advanstar Communications Inc.

About Skyscape

Skyscape® (www. skyscape. com) is the leading provider of interactive, intelligent mobile medical references that improve the quality and efficiency of patient care and help reduce medical errors. Skyscape has a registered user base of over 450,000 medical practitioners. Its more than 300 trusted references cover 30+ medical specialties. All are integrated via Skyscape's easy-to-use smARTlink™ technology and are available on Palm OS®, Windows® Mobile and Windows®.

Skyscape and smARTlink are registered trademarks. All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bush Immigration "Reform"

Bush Immigration "Reform"

The International Institute of Boston lauds President Bush for addressing the need for immigration reform, but questions the proposed strategy.

(PRWEB) January 10, 2004

The International Institute of Boston (IIB) supports President BushÂ’s initiative for addressing the substantial issues and needs of the 10 million undocumented workers in the United States. With the growing impact of Latino voters and the dependency of the economy on immigrant labor, efforts to address the human needs and legalization of millions of residents in the US is good policy and politics.

The President recognizes that 14% of the US labor force is foreign-born and deserves fair and just treatment. He states the strength of America lies in the fact that “over the generations, we have received energetic, ambitious, optimistic people from every part of the world. By tradition and conviction, our country is a welcoming society.”

IIB expresses concern, however, over the announcement’s broader implications. The President is calling for a vastly enlarged legal guest worker program. By definition this is not immigration. It is similar to the “no immigration” policies of post-war Germany, though this clearly affects only one segment of the US population. In his plan, foreign workers would be accepted if they are registered and do not want to stay. They are given no incentive to integrate or invest, but rather they are given incentives to leave.

IIB President Dr. Westy A. Egmont responded to the White House announcement: “With a country of nearly 10% foreign-born and borders that handle 500 million crossings a year, America is an open society, rich in its varied roots and dependent on the contributions of all regardless of race, religion or national origin. We need substantive immigration reform that addresses the enormous backlog of family reunification and green card applications and enables families to travel. We need to address the right of foreign-born students to continue their education after high school and for workers to drive legally and gain access to their social security payments. We need policies that allow individuals to become legal permanent residents rather than second class guest workers. We need civil liberties protection for those who register and for employers who hire. We need border procedures that Americans would tolerate if they were subjected to the same and we need the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Service to have adequate funding to process the current work, let alone 10 million new applications.”

As a provider of services to immigrants, IIB notes that over 80% of arriving immigrants have the full benefit of law. We are concerned for those outside the pattern of legal immigration and call on the government not to use registration as means of identifying employers and employees and then using that information to the harm of any party.

The President also spoke of raising the bar for citizenship. The United States has a solid historical development of appropriate standards and tests. We need to value the lessons of history, maintain reasonable standards and even expand the waivers for those impacted by age or disabilities. The naturalization rate in the US is falling significantly and as part of the action of this administration, effort needs to be made to assist immigrants to become citizens rather than convey a “work cheap and go back” philosophy.

For millions of workers there is currently no means of becoming legal permanent residents of their adopted country. In response to yesterdayÂ’s announcement by the President, there is a glimmer of hope that they can come out of the shadows and work safely and securely. Congress will determine how these presidential ideas can become law and there are many who are cheering for any opportunity to pursue life, liberty and happiness in the United States.

IIB is a leading multicultural provider of comprehensive professional and cultural services that foster the success of immigrants and refugees in the United States. Fundamental to all of the Institute’s programs and services is the promotion of self-sufficiency – giving clients the tools to help themselves become active participants in the social, political and economic richness of American life. The Institute provides newcomers with direct, practical assistance in the form of English and literacy classes, refugee resettlement services, citizenship education, economic development assistance, job counseling and placement, legal aid, and social services, including crisis intervention, casework, and mental health counseling. Founded in 1924, the Institute has assisted many thousands of people from more than 100 countries. This past year alone, nearly 10,000 people from over 75 lands have received services through the Institute's three sites in Manchester NH, Lowell MA and Boston MA.