Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ten Mold Facts for Homeowners, Landlords, Tenants, and Employers

Ten Mold Facts for Homeowners, Landlords, Tenants, and Employers

Homeowners, landlords, tenants, and employers should use these ten mold facts to cope with mold in homes, apartments, and workplaces.

(PRWEB) February 28, 2005

Homeowners, landlords, tenants, and employers should use these ten mold facts to cope with mold in homes, apartments, and workplaces, advises Phillip Fry, Certified Mold Inspector and author of the book Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Prevention, Inspection, Testing, and Remediation.

1. Airborne mold spores are everywhere both indoors and outdoors. Resident and employee health is at serious risk if there are elevated levels of mold spores indoors, as compared to an outdoor mold control test.

2. The most dangerous indoor molds are Alternaria, Aspergillus, Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Mucor, Penicillium, and Stachybotrys. Laboratory analysis is required to identify specific mold species.

3. Molds spores can cause serious health problems even if the spores are dead or dormant (inactive while waiting for more moisture to resume growth). Even the smell of dead or dormant mold can make some mold-sensitive persons ill.

4. It is impossible to get rid of all mold spores indoors. Some mold spores will always be present in house dust and floating in the air.

5. The mold spores will not grow into mold colonies if there is insufficient moisture. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If organic materials are wet for more than 24 hours, mold growth can begin.

6. Mold grows by eating and destroying organic building materials and other cellulose-based materials such as carpeting, upholstery, and clothing. The longer that mold grows, the more mold damage to the building.

7. Cellulose is the main substance in the cell walls of plants (and thus of wood), and it is used in the manufacture of many organic building materials such as drywall, plasterboard, plywood substitutes, and ceiling tiles.

8. Mold can grow hidden and undetected inside wall and ceiling cavities; beneath wallpaper, paneling, and carpeting; and inside heating and cooling equipment and ducts, attics, crawl spaces, and basements.

9. Mold growth is often the result of a structural or construction defect, or of maintenance neglect, that allows moisture to enter the building.

10. The owner or employer must first fix the water problem (roof leak, plumbing leak, high indoor humidity) that enables the mold to grow. Effective mold remediation requires killing the mold with an EPA-registered fungicide, removing it, and treating the cleaned area with an EPA-registered preventive fungicidal coating.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Newell Rubbermaid Opens for Business in 407,612-Square-Foot Distribution Facility at Southern California Logistics Centre in Victorville, CA

Newell Rubbermaid Opens for Business in 407,612-Square-Foot Distribution Facility at Southern California Logistics Centre in Victorville, CA

Consumer products giant will redistribute imported goods from its new facility, where approximately 85 employees will report for work.

Victorville, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2007

Newell Rubbermaid (http://www. newellrubbermaid. com/newellco/index. jhtml), a global marketer of consumer and commercial products with sales of approximately $6 billion annually, has opened for business in a 407,612-square-foot bulk distribution facility at Southern California Logistics Centre (SCLC) (http://www. logisticsairport. com/) in Victorville, CA. (http://ci. victorville. ca. us/) SCLC, a 2,500-acre commercial and industrial complex entitled for 65 million square feet of development, is one of three development divisions of Southern California Logistics, a master-planned 8,500-acre multimodal transportation hub supported by air, ground and rail connections.

Newell Rubbermaid has a 10-year lease agreement with Stirling Capital Investments, a joint venture between Stirling Enterprises, a Foothill Ranch, CA-based development company and Denver, CO-based DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate investment trust. As the first industrial tenant to occupy space during Phase I development activity at SCLC, Newell Rubbermaid will be warehousing imported goods from Asia at its new corporate distribution center, from which it will redistribute its products throughout the United States. In addition, it will also use the facility to operate its Graco unit, which manufactures infant and juvenile products. Newell Rubbermaid's activities will help boost local economic health through the creation of approximately 85 jobs. The plant is expected to be at full capacity by October 2008.

Newell Rubbermaid's new built-to-suit facility is the first of several warehouse and distribution buildings to be developed during Phase I construction at the logistics center, which is strategically located near the Ports of Los Angeles/Long Beach; with direct access to Interstate 15, Highway 395 and key modes of transportation; attractive lease rates; and an available and qualified labor pool. Phase I construction will consist of more than 6.5 million square feet of industrial facilities on more than 350 acres. The new industrial space will be comprised of diverse product types including large scale distribution and multi-tenant facilities. Phase I aims to create more than 13,000 direct and ancillary jobs.

"Newell Rubbermaid is the first corporate distribution center built from the ground up at SCLC with discussions underway to possibly expand the facility by 600,000 square feet in the next five years," said Brian Parno, vice president of Stirling, the master developer of Southern California Logistics Centre. "As a catalyst for economic growth, Southern California Logistics Centre is strategically positioned to meet the diverse logistical needs of companies with air, ground and rail connections, placing many world-class firms in an ideal position to engage in business with national and international markets."

Parno noted that other major corporations have relocated to Southern California Logistics Centre and in the City of Victorville including Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, M&M/Mars, ConAgra Foods, Nutro Products, Inc., General Electric and Pratt & Whitney.
"We are very pleased that Newell Rubbermaid has selected SCLC as a prime location for its warehousing and distribution activities," said Terry Caldwell, City of Victorville Mayor and Southern California Logistics Airport Authority Chairman. "With the location of this prestigious company and many others like it, Southern California Logistics Centre will create hundreds of local jobs enabling more residents to both live and work in the High Desert."

About Southern California Logistics
Southern California Logistics, the former George Air Force Base in Victorville, Calif., is an 8,500-acre multimodal freight transportation hub supported by air, ground and rail connections. Southern California Logistics is comprised of Southern California Logistics Airport (SCLA), a 2,500-acre world-class air cargo and aviation facility; Southern California Logistics Centre (SCLC), a 2,500-acre commercial and industrial complex entitled for 65 million square feet of development; and Southern California Rail Complex (SCRC), a planned 3,500-acre intermodal and multimodal complex entailing rail-served facilities. Stirling and the City of Victorville have a public/private partnership agreement to redevelop the former George Air Force Base into Southern California Logistics, the largest fully-integrated commercial development in the region, which is anticipated to create more than 24,000 jobs and support another 18,500 jobs in the surrounding area. Southern California Logistics offers 24-hour, seven-day-a-week operations with onsite U. S. Customs. It has been designated a Foreign Trade Zone and a Local Agency Military Base Recovery Act Zone by the federal government. It has two intercontinental runways and can accommodate all current-flying commercial and military aircraft with 24-hour, seven-day-a-week air tower operations and emergency response capabilities comparable to that of the world's largest airports. For more information, visit www. logisticsairport. com.

About Stirling Capital Investments
Stirling Capital Investments is a joint venture between Stirling, a Foothill Ranch, Calif.-based strategic, full-service, value-added development company specializing in master-planned communities and major land renovations and Denver, CO-based DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE: DCT), a leading industrial real estate investment trust. Stirling is led by partners Dougall Agan and Chris Downey, who have been responsible for more than $3 billion in development activity on large-scale land development projects in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. DCT Industrial Trust Inc., is a leading real estate company specializing in the ownership, acquisition, development and management of bulk distribution and light industrial properties located in 24 of the highest volume distribution markets in the U. S. as well as Mexico.

The City of Victorville: All the Ingredients for Business Success
The City of Victorville is a pro-business community offering many incentives, such as permit fast-tracking, employee home purchasing assistance, training and tax credits and a less-restrictive regulatory environment. For more information, visit http://ci. victorville. ca. us/ (http://ci. victorville. ca. us/).

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Prostate Cancer Patients Find Hope with Natural Remedy PC Hope, Books Indicate

Prostate Cancer Patients Find Hope with Natural Remedy PC Hope, Books Indicate

Research has shown and doctors are writing that for men with prostate cancer, Nutrition 2000Â’s PC Hope is associated with significant improvements in quality of life, reductions in patientsÂ’ pain rating, and a decline in PSA levels for prostate cancer patients without the major side effects of traditional treatment.

(PRWEB) January 14, 2005

Three books written by distinguished doctors indicate that an herbal supplement for prostate cancer (http://www. nutrition2000.com) patients by Nutrition 2000 called PC Hope, along with a comprehensive wellness plan, shows a lowering of PSA levels for prostate cancer patients and significantly reduces pain and improves the quality of cancer patients' lives.

The books were written regarding a remedy similar to PC Hope, called PC SPES. (“Spes” is the Latin word for hope.) PC Hope has the same eight herbs that were in PC SPES, plus the addition of magnesium, plant sterolins, and quercetin enhance the synergistic effects experienced by men who took PC SPES.

In the book by board-certified neurosurgeon Russell L. Blaylock, M. D., called “Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients,” he states that “PC SPES is a combination of eight highly concentrated Chinese herbs that have been found to be very effective against...prostate cancers. Its mechanism of action involves the inhibition of the systems used by the cancer cells for their growth and survival. It has been shown to inhibit cancer cell reproduction, suppress growth factors that contribute to the tumor growth, stimulate the p53 gene, and induce apoptosis in the cancer cells. Several clinical trials using PC SPES have shown the herbal combination to be a valuable option for patients with prostate cancer.” He also writes that of a group of prostate cancer (http://www. nutrition2000.com) patients tested, PSA levels remained low in 88% percent of them. In some prostate cancer patients, PSA levels fell to even undetectable amounts over time.

“'The Prostate Miracle' New Natural Therapies That Can Save Your Life” written by Jesse A. Stoff, M. D., a Certified Naturopathic Physician and a licensed Homeopathic Physician, and Dallas Clouatre, Ph. D., says, “The usual approach to treating prostate cancer (http://www. nutrition2000.com) is to treat the cancer, not the patient. PC SPES is different. The eight Chinese herbs have multiple effects that make this compound suitable to individuals whose health and basic constitutions vary widely…. [B]y acting as an antiviral, PC SPES may help to partially relieve the burden on the immune system. PC SPES also has anti inflammatory benefits, and these again, support the immune system and may help to inhibit one of the ways in which cancers spread and metastasize. Moreover, its actions against benign hyperplasia may serve to improve the quality of life, even aside from its effects upon prostate cancer (http://www. nutrition2000.com) itself and is another indication for its use that I employ in my practice.”

Chief medical correspondent for NBC News Dr. Bob Arnot writes in his book “The Prostate Cancer (http://www. nutrition2000.com) Protection Plan” about the stages of prostate cancer and how they are affected by PC SPES. “Dr. Eric Small studied 33 patients who were at late stage but were responsive to hormone therapy. He found 100 percent of these patients showed a more than 50 percent reduction in PSA and 74 percent had a more than 50 percent decrease in tumor volume.” Some patients who have progressive prostate cancer after undergoing hormone treatment are considered hormone-resistant cancer patients. The book cites a prostate cancer study in which “37 patients had hormone-resistant prostate cancer…. Still, even though many see PC SPES working primarily as hormone therapy, Dr. Small also saw a drop of about 50 to 60 percent in this group. This tells us that PC SPES has nonhormonal effects. Dr. B. L. Pfeifer reported a 70 percent reduction in PSA among his study patients….”

Again, although these books were written about PC SPES, PC Hope includes the same eight herbs that are in PC SPES, and provides greater results with its magnesium, plant sterolins, and quercetin.

Larry Pope, President of Nutrition 2000, says, “The results of these studies are promising and show that PC Hope is an effective alternative for prostate cancer patients. We want the public to be educated and know about the benefits of PC Hope. It is part of a comprehensive care program with a particular protocol, and should not be perceived as a magic bullet on its own.”

For more detailed information concerning these studies on prostate cancer, other cancers, or to learn more about PC Hope, please visit www. nutrition2000.com or call 1-800-558-9697. 

About Nutrition 2000

Nutrition 2000 offers some of the world's finest natural health products, herbal remedies, alternative medicines, and supplements for the treatment of prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, Candida, and more. Stocking a carefully selected range of products made from the highest quality herbal extracts and pharmaceutical-grade nutrient powders, they provide alternative natural remedies to combat illnesses and common ailments. Nutrition 2000 delivers their message and products to the United States, United Kingdom, and other countries around the world.

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Monday, September 27, 2010

NYKB’s Newly Redesigned 8 West 25th Street Showroom chosen recently by Time Warner Cable TV show as Filming Location

NYKB’s Newly Redesigned 8 West 25th Street Showroom chosen recently by Time Warner Cable TV show as Filming Location

Time Warner Cable’s “A Taste of New York” recently chose the newly redesigned New York Kitchen and Bath (NYKB) showroom on 8 West 25th Street as its filming location.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 24, 2010

Time Warner Cable’s “A Taste of New York” recently chose the newly redesigned New York Kitchen and Bath (NYKB) showroom on 8 West 25th Street as its filming location.

Chef Andrea Tiberi expressed his culinary talents by preparing recipes on one of NYKB’s state-of-the-art cooktops. He created heart healthy dishes using DeCecco pasta. One of his dishes was created with New York Kitchen and Bath owner Perry Hiiman in NYKB’s Gaggenau display area. NYKB featured its Dinovo and Caesarstone display for the show.

“’A Taste of New York’” felt that NYKB’s sleek and contemporary showroom was the perfect fit for the show,” Mr. Hiiman said. “Selecting NYKB confirms the outstanding quality of our workmanship and materials. A kitchen designed by NYKB will always produce a perfect meal,” he added.

The feature will be broadcast on June 23, June 30, July 7 and July 14, 2010 at 7p. m. on Channel 35 Time Warner Cable in New York City. For those who prefer to watch online, the link will be posted here next week http://www. tasteofny. com/food. html (http://www. tasteofny. com/food. html).

To learn more about kitchen and bathroom remodeling, visit the NYKB website at www. nykb. com. To schedule a free in-home consultation, call us at (212) 242-3500, or visit our showroom at 8 West 25th Street.

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On-the-record Press Teleconference Ahead of 2010 mHealth Summit

On-the-record Press Teleconference Ahead of 2010 mHealth Summit

Featuring a special announcement and previews of major outcomes of this historic meeting

Washington, DC (Vocus) October 28, 2010

In advance of the November 8 – 10, 2010 mHealth Summit, the mHealth Alliance, United Nations Foundation and Foundation for the National Institutes for Health will host a press teleconference to discuss the role and impact of mobile health, preview announcements and outcomes, and provide background on the Summit.

The largest event of its kind, the 2010 mHealth Summit is bringing together leaders at the forefront of the policy, research, business and development communities, including Bill Gates, Aneesh Chopra, Ted Turner and Judith Rodin. The Summit aims to advance the discussion around ways mobile technology can increase the access, efficiency and effectiveness of health systems in both the developing and developed worlds.

The use of wireless networks and devices to support health is improving policy-makers’, practitioners’ and patients’ access to information and care in the United States and abroad. With more than 85 percent of the planet having access to mobile communications, 70 percent of which are in the developing world, where disease burdens are highest, mHealth will continue to grow and change the way health services are provided in the future.

Who:   

Kathy Calvin, CEO, United Nations Foundation
David Aylward, Executive Director, mHealth Alliance
Richard Scarfo, Director of Strategic Alliances and mHealth Summit Director at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health

When:   

Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 2:30 pm (ET)

Call-in Details: 

US-based media, please dial 1-800-311-9402
UK-based media, please dial 0-800-028-8223
International media, please dial 1-334-323-7224
Passcode: MHEALTH

*To RSVP, please e-mail or call Karin Lornsen (klornsen(at)unfoundation(dot)org or 202-419-6405).

About the mHealth Summit
The 2010 mHealth Summit, organized by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in partnership with the mHealth Alliance and the National Institutes of Health, will take place November 8 – 10, 2010 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Accredited members of the press may register for free at http://mhealthsummit. org/press/registration. For further information, please visit http://www. mhealthsummit. org.

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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Rising Gas Prices Make this Summer a Smart Time to Consider Eco Tourism Vacations Galapagos Island Cruises Among the Top Choices

Rising Gas Prices Make this Summer a Smart Time to Consider Eco Tourism Vacations Galapagos Island Cruises Among the Top Choices

As costs of the cross-country road trip continue to escalate, eco-tours in locations like the Galapagos Islands start to look like a smarter vacation alternative.

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 23, 2006

There’s more than one way to respond to rising gas prices. Some travelers are leaving their cars at home this summer and choosing to take an energy-efficient vacation to an eco-destination. For ecologically-minded travelers, Southern Explorations arranges trips to the Galapagos Islands and six Central and South American countries in locales that embrace sustainability. These tours are designed to minimize tourism’s environmental impact by traveling to areas less visited, by keeping groups small and by supporting locally owned and operated lodgings with sound eco-practices.

As costs of the cross-country road trip continue to escalate, eco-tours in locations like the Galapagos Islands start to look like a smarter vacation alternative. North America’s summer months are an ideal time to experience many of the regions that Southern Explorations visits. These include the highland destinations of Peru such as Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and the Amazon, the Galapagos Islands and the Andean areas of Ecuador and Bolivia.

For travelers who prefer to vacation when most others are back at work, exotic Costa Rica and the wilds of Patagonia make good choices. Most of the Costa Rica trips include time at one or more of the country’s pristine beaches coupled with explorations of volcanoes and the tropical rain forests. Patagonia may be reached either from the Chilean or Argentine side, the latter being the more affordable route. Southern Explorations has doubled its Patagonia offerings this year as interest in the region has skyrocketed. Most of these trips combine rigorous daytime activity and relaxing accommodations in tranquil settings.

Families may consider this year’s vacation choice midst the energy-crisis a teaching opportunity to show their children places that rely on ecotourism for their livelihood. South America is full of hands-on learning experiences. Whether it’s tropical rainforests explored from the tree-tops or exotic wildlife viewed in their natural habitat, these healthy outdoor vacations stand in stark contrast to our automobile-reliant mechanized world and the passive entertainments offered by television and computer terminals.

Southern Explorations has responded to the increasing interest in South America as a family destination by designing trips aimed at children’s high standards for excitement. These trips have flexible itineraries, safe surroundings, family-friendly accommodations, short drives and always available vehicle support to accommodate last-minute situations. Our native guides are immensely knowledgeable about the history, science and culture of these regions, able to answer most every question a child may ask. Any of our itineraries may be modified to create a private trip that fits individual needs and interests, an especially useful alternative for families.

Two new family trips have been added this year, the Costa Rica Family Adventure, a 9-day partially self-guided tour filled with tree-tops, trams, zip-lines and suspension bridges with ample time to relax at exotic beaches and thermally warmed pools. The 9-day Patagonia Family Adventure itinerary is centered in and around Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park and is suited to children ages 5 to 15. Of special interest here are the Magellanic penguins, and horseback riding on the pampas.

From the Galapagos Islands to the Inca Trail, Southern Explorations arranges trips to fit most budgets and over a hundred trip options both for small group travel and trips for private groups. If you’d like to leave your car at home on this year’s vacation, we’d love to help you plan your trip. Questions are welcomed by phone at 1 877 784-5400 toll free or in Seattle 206 784-8111. Visit us on the web at www. southernexplorations. com.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Crispy Green® Launches Crispy Fruit 'Grab & Go' 6-PACK at 52nd Annual Summer Fancy Food Show

Crispy Green® Launches Crispy Fruit 'Grab & Go' 6-PACK at 52nd Annual Summer Fancy Food Show

Crispy Green Inc., the maker of Crispy Green® Crispy Fruit high-quality freeze-dried fruits snacks with 40 or less calories per serving, today announced the launch of its newest ‘Grab & Go’ Crispy Fruit 6-PACK at the Fancy Food Show in New York. Each 6-PACK contains 6 single-serving bags in one convenient multi-pack bag. Crispy Fruit snacks are easy to carry and provide a wholesome, delicious and healthy way to satisfy your cravings on the go. One serving of Crispy Fruit equals approximately one serving of fruit. These moisture-free, convenient single-serving packages are the perfect snack for all occasions and put a healthy, natural fruit conveniently at your fingertips anytime. The new, convenient 6-PACKs are available in 3 flavors: Crispy Apples, Crispy Apricots and Crispy Peaches and can be purchased at supermarkets, natural and whole food stores and other fine food stores.

West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) July 10, 2006

Crispy Green Inc., the maker of Crispy Green® Crispy Fruit high-quality freeze-dried fruits snacks with 40 or less calories per serving, today announced the launch of its newest ‘Grab & Go’ Crispy Fruit 6-PACK at the Fancy Food Show in New York.

The new, convenient 6-PACKs are available in 3 flavors: Crispy Apples, Crispy Apricots and Crispy Peaches and can be purchased at supermarkets, natural and whole food stores and other fine food stores throughout the United States. Crispy Fruit products are available for sampling at the Crispy Green booth number 279 at the Fancy Food Show being held July 9-11 in New York at the Jacob K. Javits Center.

Crispy Green® Crispy Fruit products are made from 100% high-quality freeze-dried fruit with no additives or preservatives. Each serving is only 40 calories or less making Crispy Fruit products the perfect choice for consumers who are seeking healthy alternatives to traditional snack foods. These light, crisp, all-natural dried fruit slices are packed with explosive fresh fruit taste that will put you into a state of bliss -- you’ll never feel this good about snacking again.

Healthy Snack While On the Go

Now available in handy 6-PACKs which contain 6 single-serving bags in one convenient multi-pack bag, Crispy Fruit snacks are easy to carry when traveling or ‘on the go’ and are a fun and delicious way to increase your family’s daily fruit intake. One serving of Crispy Fruit equals approximately one serving of fruit. These moisture-free, convenient single-serving packages are the ideal “emergency snack” and perfect to keep in a briefcase, backpack, overnight bag, carry-on luggage, purse, school locker or child’s lunchbox. Crispy Fruit is the snack for all occasions and puts a healthy, natural fruit conveniently at your fingertips anytime.

“We are delighted that we can continue meeting the needs -- and exceeding the taste expectations -- of consumers who choose a lifestyle of living well by providing our wholesome, delicious Crispy Fruit snacks in a convenient packaging format,” says Angela Liu, President and Founder of Crispy Green. “We received feedback from some of our adult consumers that one single-serving bag of our product is not quite enough to satisfy their snack craving. The new 6-PACK provides a multi-pack solution while still maintaining the advantages of individual single-serving packaging which was praised by dietitians and parents for providing proper portion control.”

Crispy Green launched its first three Crispy Fruit products -- Crispy Apples, Crispy Apricots and Crispy Peaches in September 2005. The product is like a breath of fresh air for the snack food market -- and The Trenton Times called it, “One of the most wholesome new snacks to come out of New Jersey during the past few years.” Bonnie Carroll’s Life Bites online magazine says, “This is a snack that is loved by children, busy executives on the go, or anyone who wants healthy food and a fast, delicious snack." Crispy Green has quickly won fans among health and quality-conscious consumers.

New Flavors Coming Soon

Crispy Fruit plans to add new flavors to the tasty Crispy Fruit product line, including: Crispy Pears and Crispy Pineapples. New products will be available later this year.

Crispy Green products are available at supermarkets, natural and health food stores and other fine food stores in Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, Texas and Washington, D. C. A complete list of retailers is available at http://crispygreen. com/storelocator/main. html (http://crispygreen. com/storelocator/main. html). Please send us an email at info @ crispygreen. com if you would like to add your favorite retailer(s) to our distribution list. Crispy Green can also be purchased online at http://crispygreen. com/orderform. html (http://crispygreen. com/orderform. html). 

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About Crispy Green

Crispy Green Inc.(www. crispygreen. com) is the maker of Crispy Fruit freeze-dried fruit snacks sold under the brand Crispy Green® and a leader in this category of products. The company was founded in August 2004 with a core mission to provide delicious, healthy and wholesome snacks using the best natural ingredients with no artificial flavor enhancement.

The Crispy Fruit line of snacks are made of real fruit, real taste, and nothing else!™ A sophisticated freeze-drying process removes the water from fresh, sweet fruit, leaving behind the fruit’s true essence in a light and crispy texture that’s prefect for snacking. Crispy Green Crispy Fruit are a delicious, convenient way to add more fruit to your daily diet.

In the 2005, Crispy Green introduced Crispy Apples, Crispy Apricots and Crispy Peaches in the United States. It plans to add 2-3 new items to its product line each year for the next three years along with its rapidly growing distribution footprint.

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Advancing Interior Design That is Eco-friendly and Lush

Advancing Interior Design That is Eco-friendly and Lush

Scott Cunningham presents "green and renewable" room at Marin Designer Showcase in San Rafael, opening September 15.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2007

Interior designer Scott Cunningham will present a "green and renewable" room at the Marin Designer Showcase Sept. 15-Oct. 7 in San Rafael. He successfully demonstrates that "green and healthy" can also be attractively lush when it comes to style and comfort.

His showcase sitting room will feature two custom chaise lounges made of recycled wood, latex foam and eco fabric, raffia window shades, a sisal rug, decorative wall painting with water-base paints with low or no VOCs, a custom table made from sustainably-harvested walnut, and a variety of other renewable products. The majority of the pieces are locally made.

Six years ago Cunningham embarked on a quest to build a business based on "green" principles and practices. A decorative painter at the time, he began to experience bad flu symptoms, headaches and rushing heartbeat. He discovered he was allergic to petrochemicals and almost gave up his business in order to regain his health. Instead he pursued a professional practice dedicated to occupational safety for himself and his workers, and good health for the families who live in the homes he designs.

Cunningham believes interior designers can achieve this socially healthy objective and still create interiors that are beautiful and comfortable.

Www. cunningham-design. com

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Commercial and Apartment Building Safety Checklist: How Safe is Your Building?

Commercial and Apartment Building Safety Checklist: How Safe is Your Building?

Keeping a commercial or apartment building in safe condition requires an eye for detail. Having a checklist like the one provided by Tru-Serve's General Manager Troy Norberg is helpful. “Taking the appropriate precautions to ensure a building is safe will prevent future liabilities,” says Norberg. “All it takes is one problem or accident on your property to hurt your business.”

Minneapolis, MN (Vocus) June 11, 2010

From smoke detectors to secure doors and windows, maintaining a safe environment for tenants should top the list for commercial and apartment building owners and managers. Not only does a secure and safe building attract good tenants, building owners and managers may have obligations under a variety of codes—life safety, electrical, plumbing, boiler and building—put forth by the city or county where the property resides.

“Taking the appropriate precautions to ensure a building is safe will prevent future liabilities,” says Troy Norberg, General Manager for Tru-Serve, a Minneapolis-St. Paul area property and building maintenance company (http://www. tru-serve. com). “All it takes is one problem or accident on your property to hurt your business.”

Keeping a commercial or apartment building in safe condition requires an eye for detail. Having a checklist like the one below is helpful, but recognizing when a light needs replacing or a deck railing needs restoring will go a long way in maintaining a property that keeps tenants out of harm’s way.

According to Norberg, there are a number of areas to be checked to ensure a protected, secure environment.

Check Smoke Detectors and Carbon Monoxide Monitors
Every six months all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors should be checked. In August 2009, Minnesota passed a law that requires all multi-family dwellings have CO detectors near all bedrooms. Also, be sure to check with the city where the property resides as each city ordinance could be different.

Check Fire Extinguishers
Fire extinguishers are commonly placed near kitchens or in hallways in case of small fires. Many times they are overlooked on safety checklists, but shouldn’t be. A monthly check of fire extinguishers should include checking that the pin is in place, the pressure gauge is in the “ok” position, the hose is properly attached, that there are no dents or leaks, that it is mounted on the wall at the appropriate height, and that extinguisher has not passed the expiration date.

Test Emergency Lights
During the stormy season, emergency lights can be triggered on when the power goes out, even for a moment. This draws power from the backup batteries and can drain them over time. It’s a good idea to check them regularly and to note each testing date. Just as important, check the lit exit signs monthly.

Check Exterior Lights
Many exterior lights are set with timers or use a photo cell to come on when it gets dark out. Troy routinely checks these by putting a glove over the photo cell to check the light during the daytime. Lights on timers should be checked and adjusted when needed.

Keep Hallways Clear
For easy evacuation, hallways must remain clear. Many times tenants will want to place artificial trees, floor mats, or other items in the hallways. A simple walk-through of the building can ensure that all hallways are free from items.

Check Windows and Doors
Windows and doors should be checked for safety and security routinely. Ripped or loose screens can be hazardous and should be repaired. Building owners and managers should be aware of where all doors are located and that all locks are in working order. At times, tenants can prop open doors for easy access; for the safety of all tenants, these doors need to remain closed and locked. Sliding glass doors can also be secured with strong wooden dowels or metal bars in the track so the door can’t be slid open.

Ensure Decks and Railings are Secure; Grills Prohibited
Another overlooked safety risk in multi-family dwellings are decks and railings. Many times rugs or indoor-outdoor carpeting is placed on the deck, which rots out the wood over time. Any rotten wood or loose railings should be replaced. Grills are prohibited on apartment decks by law; a routine check of all decks can prevent deadly fires.

Keep Property Grounds Free from Debris
Finally, the exterior property should be safe too. Ensure that cracks in sidewalks and driveways are repaired and that fallen tree branches are cleared away.

For over two decades, Tru-Serve has been meeting the property and building maintenance needs of clients in the healthcare, residential, commercial and nonprofit industries throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. Founded on the belief that maintenance services can be comprehensive, exceptional and provided with personalized care, Tru-Serve consistently proves itself as a top maintenance and consulting services company.

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Lifevue, CQ Media’s Venture Into Patient Wellness

Lifevue, CQ Media’s Venture Into Patient Wellness

CQ Media Networks, an award-winning digital content delivery company, released Lifevue®, the nations first IP-based patient contentment system. Health providers are eager to provide their patients with a hospital-stay experience that soothes their patients and provides informative medical educational content. Lifevue addresses that need with a system that brings music, entertainment, internet access, and educational videos to their bedside at the touch of an interactive display.

Duncan, SC (PRWEB) December 15, 2010

Greenville-Spartanburg, SC (PRWEB) December 15, 2010 -- CQ Media Networks, an award-winning digital content delivery company, released Lifevue®, the nations first IP-based patient contentment system. “Health providers are eager to provide their patients with a hospital-stay experience that soothes their patients and provides informative medical educational content,” said Neil Willis, CEO. “Lifevue addresses that need with a system that brings music, entertainment, internet access, and educational videos to their bedside at the touch of an interactive display.”

Lifevue is built on the proven platform of CQ Media’s CQ Campus product line. Hospitals are provided a multi-channel head-end digital encoding system that can be utilized to stream live content such as DirectTV throughout their network. At the patient room, the Lifevue system delivers an intuitive interface built into a rugged, hospital-grade approved casing. The interactive program guide provides the patient access to all of the contentment features of Lifevue, such as music, movies, and internet browsing. In addition, the hospital can stream educational videos specific to the patient’s needs directly to their screen.

The Lifevue system can also be utilized for streaming of digital signage throughout the hospital when used in conjunction with Hypersign, CQ Media’s signage solution. With this combination, the hospital can stream video to displays throughout the building and can tap into the power of Hypersign Alert to broadcast emergency messages to all displays as well as to the patient’s room.

Lifevue was awarded the “Best of Infocomm” award earlier this year for the most creative new product and was the only medically oriented product awarded for the world’s largest AV show. “Lifevue is already being considered by some of the nation’s largest medical systems and we are extremely excited about its future and impact on patient wellness,” says Willis.

About CQ Media Networks
CQ Media Networks, based in Greenville, South Carolina is a developer of digital content delivery systems for the education and healthcare markets. CQ Media’s products include CQ Campus™ (IPTV solution for K12/Higher Ed), LifeVue™ Patient Contentment System (IPTV solution for patient bedside entertainment and education), Hypersign (digital signage solution) and CloudCaster™ (online media delivery platform). 

CQ's products deliver content to the software client, integrated touch screen, set-top box, web interface and enterprise servers. CQ has received multiple awards for its products and business excellence, including "Most Innovative Product" at Digital Signage Expo 2010 and "Most Creative Integration Product" at Infocomm 2010. CQ has a network of resellers across the United States that includes both IT and AV integrators. For more information on CQ or its products go to...

Http://www. cqmedia. net
Http://www. hypersign. com
Http://www. lifevue. net
Http://www. cloudcaster. net

Copyright 2010 CQ Media Networks, a divison of Cynergi Systems LLC. All rights reserved. Hypersign, the Hypersign Logo and all other CQ Media Networks product and services names and slogans are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cynergi Systems LLC.

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Monday, September 20, 2010

ITC Launches New E-Learning Portal for Industrial Skills Training

ITC Launches New E-Learning Portal for Industrial Skills Training

Affordable Maintenance Training Offered Online 24x7

McLean, VA (PRWEB) January 6, 2005

ITC Learning (“ITC”) announced today the availability of a second e-learning portal, www. iknowindustrialskills. com, for its widely acclaimed iKNOW on-line industrial skills courseware. For the first time, individuals and smaller organizations now have affordable access to state of the art maintenance training. Access to the course in the portal will be pay-per-view with no advance purchase requirements.

The proprietary iKNOW on-line model is ITCÂ’s answer to the growing demands of manufacturing and process industries that must increase the skills of their workforce in order to stay competitive while controlling costs. iKNOW courses are both AICC and SCORM compliant, and are accessible 24x7.

Larger corporations and community colleges will continue to access all electrical and mechanical maintenance training courses through www. iknowitc. com.

Both portals also allow corporate and community college customers a wide array of additional courseware including “Microsoft Office”, “Computer Security” and one of the largest regulatory compliance libraries in the country. More than 300 individual e-learning courses are currently accessible. A catalog of iKNOW courseware is available for downloading at www. itclearning. com.

With the new portal, iKNOW on-line content can now be delivered four ways: pay-per-view at www. iknowindustrialskills. com; pay-in-advance at www. iknowitc. com; through a hosted custom portal; and licensed installation for corporate intranets.

ITC develops and markets workplace learning for business, education and government and is headquartered in McLean, Virginia. More than one million individuals, from more than 6,000 organizations, use ITC's CD-ROM, video, DVD and e-learning courseware. For nearly three decades, ITC has been recognized for its excellence in its proprietary instructional design models, quality, reliability and support. ITC continues to offer the largest libraries of interactive multimedia programs available today, with over 2,500 hours of training in Mechanical Maintenance, Electrical Maintenance, Instrumentation, “Microsoft Office”, Personal Computer Skills, Environmental, Health and Safety, Office Security and Basic Skills.

Press Contact:

Bill Walton, Founder

ITC Learning

800-638-3757

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

2010 DTC National Advertising Award Finalists Announced

2010 DTC National Advertising Award Finalists Announced

Major pharmaceutical brands vie for top honors at DTC National Advertising Awards Dinner, April 8, at the 2010 DTC National Conference in Washington, D. C.

Florham Park, NJ (PRWEB) February 28, 2010

DTC Perspectives, Inc., the leading conference, training and publishing company for direct-to-consumer (DTC) marketing, today announced the finalists for the 10th annual DTC National Advertising Awards, to be held April 8, in conjunction with the DTC National Conference, April 7-9, in Washington D. C. The award winners will be announced at the DTC National Advertising Awards Dinner, sponsored by HealthGrades, on the night of April 8, at the J. W. Marriott Hotel in Washington.

Leading pharmaceutical companies and brands will be honored at the awards dinner which will showcase the best DTC marketing and advertising campaigns with Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards across eight categories. Among the brands with multiple "finalist" designations are Advair & Treximet, GlaxoSmithKline; Seroquel XR, AstraZeneca; Pristiq, Pfizer and Vyvanse, Shire. For a complete list of award finalists, please visit the 2010 DTC Advertising Awards Website (http://www. dtcperspectives. com/website/Conferences/DTC-Awards/Advertising-Awards. html).

For the categories of “Branded TV” and “Branded Print,” 10 finalists will be presented to the delegates at the 2010 DTC National Conference (http://www. dtcperspectives. com/website/Conferences/DTC-National/DTC-National-Main. html). Winners in those two categories will be chosen by interactive voting during the Conference. "Delegates attending the DTC National Conference will determine the winners for both the Best Branded TV and Best Branded Print campaign awards," announced Bob Ehrlich, CEO of DTC Perspectives.

DTC Perspectives’ editorial staff and independent expert judging panels determined award winners for the other eight categories. This year's independent expert judging panel included: Fariba Zamaniyan, SVP, Nielsen IAG; Fred Church, Vice President, Ipsos Vantis; Frank Chipman, Vice President, Millward Brown; Mark Einhorn, Vice President, Advertising and Packaging Research, MVRG; Marc Jaffe, Sr. Account Service Executive, VMS.

The DTC National Conference is designed to provide DTC marketers with an opportunity to learn from industry thought leaders and discuss the latest innovations in DTC marketing. Over the three-day conference, the more than 550 attendees will benefit from case studies, new market research, media & marketing gurus and networking opportunities. Attendance is recommended for all industry members, including pharmaceutical brand team members, agency executives, media buyers and planners, market researchers, media partners and solution providers. For conference registration, please visit our Website, www. DTCperspectives. com or call Debra Sander at (973) 377-2106 ex 221.

DTC Perspectives, Inc. is the leading conference, training and publishing company specializing in the analysis of direct-to-consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical product marketing. It is our goal to serve as the premier information exchange forum for DTC marketing thought leaders with the publication of DTC Perspectives magazine (http://www. dtcperspectives. com/website/Magazine/Magazine-Home-Page. html) as well as through attendance at our respected Conference Series (http://www. dtcperspectives. com/website/Conferences. html).

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Parker Seminars Hosts the Premier Event within Chiropractic

Parker Seminars Hosts the Premier Event within Chiropractic

With the dawn of a new presidency, all eyes shift to the escalating health care crisis in America. Many look to the new administration as a beacon of hope for a solution, while others already know the solution has come. In fact, it has been around for more than one hundred years. That solution is chiropractic.

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) February 23, 2009

With the dawn of a new presidency, all eyes shift to the escalating health care crisis in America. Many look to the new administration as a beacon of hope for a solution, while others already know the solution has come. In fact, it has been around for more than one hundred years. That solution is chiropractic.

Nowhere was that sentiment more evident and alive than at the 2009 Las Vegas Parker Seminars, where more than 3,000 chiropractors gathered to expand their knowledge on this healing art and reignite their passion for serving others through quality health care.

Parker Seminars is the premier event within chiropractic, bringing together an elite group of chiropractic professionals who are dedicated to enhancing their skills and sharing their knowledge and passion with others. The leading experts in the fields of chiropractic, health, and wellness converged at the Las Vegas seminar, providing attendees with valuable insight and information that will take their practices and daily lives to the next level. Parker Seminars offers the latest in chiropractic technique, business practices and procedures, health, wellness, philosophy, patient-centered procedures, and success principles.

Joining the 2009 Las Vegas Parker Seminar was Suzanne Somers, actress, author, and wellness enthusiast who showed her support for the health care professionals who are working to make chiropractic, wellness, and natural lifestyles the popular choice among the public. Jack Canfield, best-selling author of the Chicken Soup for the Souls series also presented at Parker Seminars, sharing his insight into the Law of Attraction and explaining how to create an amazing future filled with love, joy, abundance, and personal fulfillment. And Parker Seminars was also joined by relationship expert and best-selling author of Men are From Mars; Women are From Venus John Gray exposed the fundamental differences between men and women and provided valuable advice on how to cultivate better relationships--both personal and professional--between genders.

Additional noted speakers included Dr. Fabrizio Mancini, president of Parker College of Chiropractic, Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. John Demartini, Dr. Patrick Gentempo, Dr. Hyla Cass, Dr. Maurice Pisciottano, Dr. Eric Plasker, and JJ Virgin, as well as a strong team of others.

Parker Seminars recognized a select group of outstanding individuals who are committed to making a difference within the chiropractic profession. Mr. Charlie DuBois, president of nutritional whole food supplement manufacturer Standard Process Inc. received the coveted philanthropy award in recognition of years of service, time, effort, support, and funding to the chiropractic profession. Receiving the award for 2009 D. C. of the Year was Dr. Gene Orlowsky, Dr. Patrick Bodnar, Dr. James Chestnut, Dr. Ali Jafari, and Dr. Thomas Rigel. The 2009 C. A. of the Year award went to Ms. Marie Larsson and Ms. Tammy Ducharme.

The World Congress of Women Chiropractors, an organization founded by Dr. Jim Parker, honored Dr. Elizabeth Anderson-Peacock as the 2009 Woman of the Year for her exemplary service to chiropractic. Performance Health representing Biofreeze, Thera Band, Prossage recognized Dr. J. C. Doornik, co-founder of ChiroMission, as the 2009 Biofreeze Humanitarian of the Year.

The giving continued as Standard Process Inc. and its president, Mr. Charlie DuBois, presented Parker College of Chiropractic with a check for one million dollars to show their support for the chiropractic profession and the colleges that will educate future chiropractors.

Also receiving a sizable sum was Dr. Dennis Short of Danville, Kentucky who was the winner of the first-ever ten thousand dollar cash drawing as part of the exhibitor networking challenge. Parker Seminars holds the chiropractic profession's largest expo, hosting more than 240 vendors who provide a plethora of product options so doctors and their staff can deliver the highest quality care to their patients. Each vendor distributed a number of raffle tickets to attendees who learned about their products, and Dr. Short was rewarded for his time spent exploring the expo hall.

Also new to the 2009 Las Vegas Parker Seminar was the First Annual Parker Gala, hosted by Parker College of Chiropractic and benefiting chiropractic research and the advancement of the profession. This event was an absolute highlight of the weekend, bringing together some of the biggest names in chiropractic for an elegant evening dedicated to honoring those who work tirelessly to validate the already-known truths about chiropractic. The Drugless Research Hall of Fame made its debut at the Parker Gala, honoring Dr. Ron Rupert, dean of the Parker Research Institute, as the first inductee into the hall of fame.

Already, 2009 has been a monumental year - in the United States, in the world, and in the chiropractic profession.

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ForeverGreen Launches New Category Creator

ForeverGreen Launches New Category Creator

Scientists at NASA theorize that some 3 1/2 billion years ago, the world was changed forever. The appearance of tiny organisms with the ability to convert sunlight, warmth, water and minerals into protein, carbohydrates, vitamins and amino acids marked the beginning of life. Phytoplankton, the single-cell plants are the basis of all other life forms on planet earth;, they are the 'vegetation' of the ocean. Marine Phytoplankton are responsible for making up to 90% of Earth's oxygen. Marine phytoplankton are the food utilized by some of the world's largest and longest living animals and fish. Blue Whales, humpbacks, baleen whales and more all eat plankton and live between 80-150 years while maintaining great strength and endurance and are sexually active until they die.

Bothell, WA (PRWEB) October 25, 2005

Tom Harper, a sea farmer in northern British Columbia, has created a 30 million dollar facility on the edge of the northern Pacific Ocean to grow marine phytoplankton year round to feed his shellfish. His process recreates the "Spring Bloom" of marine phytoplankton 365 days a year. The sea farm gives back in a very unique way. First, it provides a resource for the researchers onsite and second, it puts a daily supply of marine phytoplankton back in the ocean.

"The reef beneath their farm is rebuilding due to the extra Marine Phytoplankton…Sea Otters and Bald Eagles have moved back into the area due to the abundance of new fish and sea life that have returned." Says Tiffany Haarsma, also of the sea farm. "Not to mention the extra oxygen created by the plankton every day in the 8 - 1 million liter growing tanks." When he developed a serious health challenge whereby doctors gave him only months to live, Tom Harper decided to start eating his phytoplankton. He thought "if it is good for my fish, why not me?" Harper attributes his recovery to eating phytoplankton. Phytoplankton provides nutrition for human cells.

Dr. Jerry Tennant, M. D., from Tennant Institute of Integrative Medicine, says "There are few products that provide all, or even most Sea Farm Finds Sustainable Balance in Marine Phytoplankton essential amino acids, more Omega 3's than fish oil, Vitamin A, Selenium, Iodine and others. It may be no coincidence that the composition of human plasma is similar to sea water. With our over-reliance on land based food sources, we have developed deficiencies in micronutrients and trace elements.

Jacque Cousteau stated "The future of nutrition is found in the ocean." Part of the proceeds from the sale of a supplement rich in phytoplankton nutrients, FrequenSea with Phytoplankton, support further marine research projects that have a focus on preserving the oceans resources. For more information see the web site http://www. planktonhealth. com (http://www. planktonhealth. com) for the documentary short called "Another Day" that tells the story of Tom Harper, the sea farmer who discovered how to make phytoplankton available for human consumption or call Aaron McCaughan 425-486-5327.

Earth's Original Food Source

Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD, also explains how elements and electrolytes in marine phytoplankton are almost tailor-made for the human body. Our internal bodies reflect that we came from the sea. Our bodies need the elements present in marine phytoplankton to perform as nature intended. The human body has a marvelous system called homeostasis, which keeps all systems in balance. When the body is in balance it will heal itself. Tiffany Haarsma also agrees and stresses that there is a great responsibility in taking marine phytoplankton to the market. People must understand that this is simply a very super rich nutrient whole food source for human body.

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Soulforce Asks Time Magazine to Check Dobson's Facts About LGBT Families

Soulforce Asks Time Magazine to Check Dobson's Facts About LGBT Families

Soulforce has launched an online petition asking the editors of Time magazine to check James Dobson's facts about lesbian and gay parenting.

Lynchburg, VA (PRWEB) December 15, 2006

Soulforce has launched an online petition asking the editors of Time magazine to check James Dobson's facts about lesbian and gay parenting.

In this week's Time (12/18/06), James Dobson responds to the news of Mary Cheney's pregnancy by once again invoking "30 years of social-science evidence" to support his claim that children do best "when raised by their married mother and father."

In spite of Dobson's reputation as a benevolent family therapist, his views on lesbian and gay parenting do not reflect the mainstream of American professional organizations concerned with researching and promoting children's wellbeing. In a 2004 policy statement, the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy reported "no evidence that same-sex couples or family units vary significantly from heterosexual couples or family units in terms of aspirations, hopes and goals, or in outcomes for children."

In response to Dobson's editorial, Soulforce contacted Dr. Christopher R. Martell, President of the American Psychological Association's (APA) Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Issues. According to Dr. Martell:

"Over and again the data show that a loving and safe home environment is important, not the gender of the parents. The mainstream research is so clear on this matter that the American Psychological Association's resolution on Sexual Orientation of Parents and Children, which was adopted by the APA Council of Representatives in July, 2004, states: 'the APA supports the protection of parent-child relationships through the legalization of joint adoptions and second parent adoptions of children being reared by same-sex couples.'

"The American Psychological Association, one of the world's largest mental health organizations, would not have supported the protection of legalized adoption by gay and lesbian parents if the data had suggested that children were at risk in such households."

Time has a history of excellent coverage of LGBT issues. In recent years, the magazine has been nominated multiple times for GLAAD media awards. According to Soulforce Media Director Paige Schilt, "We applaud Time's past coverage. With this petition we are asking the editors to continue this tradition by checking Dobson's facts on lesbian and gay parenthood."

Schilt continued, "Soulforce and other organizations have repeatedly documented Dobson's misleading statements about the research on LGBT families. In the interest of journalistic integrity, publications such as Time must contextualize his statements with evidence from credible, peer-reviewed research."

The online petition can be found at www. soulforce. org/petition/2 (http://www. soulforce. org/petition/2 )

About Soulforce

Soulforce is a national civil rights and social justice organization. Our vision is freedom for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people from religious and political oppression through the practice of relentless nonviolent resistance. For more information go to www. soulforce. org.

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Idaho Technology Inc. is Awarded U. S. Patent for a High-Speed Thermal Cycler

Idaho Technology Inc. is Awarded U. S. Patent for a High-Speed Thermal Cycler

The U. S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the University of Utah a patent for a high-speed thermal cycler. This patent reinforces the University's patent portfolio in the area of real-time nucleic acid amplification, quantification, and melting analysis. The patents in this unique portfolio are exclusively licensed to Idaho Technology Inc., a molecular biology instrumentation and reagents business in Salt Lake City, Utah.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (PRWEB) September 9, 2006

On July 25, 2006, the U. S. Patent and Trademark Office issued the University of Utah patent 7,081,226 for a high-speed thermal cycler. This patent reinforces the University's patent portfolio in the area of realtime nucleic acid amplification, quantification, and melting analysis. The patents in this unique portfolio are exclusively licensed to Idaho Technology Inc., a molecular biology instrumentation and reagents business in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Carl Wittwer, M. D., Ph. D., University of Utah, commented, “The air-driven carousel format remains the most reliable method for rapid PCR with temperature cycles less than 60 seconds each. Superior temperature control is enabled by mixed air and the circumferential placement of the samples. The design has been implemented in several commercial real-time instruments, including the Roche LightCycler® 1.0–2.0 and Idaho Technology’s JBAIDS and R. A.P. I.D.® instruments for government biothreat detection.”

Rapid PCR is used in the detection of genetic diseases, oncology, and life science research. First demonstrated in 1990 by Carl Wittwer at the University of Utah, this method has been practiced worldwide in commercial devices such as the LightCycler. The University of Utah, Department of Pathology, supported the work leading to this

Invention.

About Idaho Technology, Inc.

Idaho Technology, Inc. is a privately held biotechnology company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Founded in 1990, Idaho Technology licensed the rapid PCR technology from the University of Utah. Through funds from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Defense, the company has created many commercial instruments and reagents for use in research and applied fields. Several of these products, including the LightCycler, have been sublicensed to Roche Diagnostics. Researchers, medical technicians, law enforcement officers, and soldiers in the field use the company's devices to detect or study disease-causing organisms. For further information, please visit www. idahotech. com.

Source: Idaho Technology Inc.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

DuPont Leader: 21st Century Solutions Need 21st Century Policy

DuPont Leader: 21st Century Solutions Need 21st Century Policy

New Level of Regulatory Collaboration to Encourage Innovation

Chicago, IL (Vocus) May 6, 2010

Governments must implement policies that encourage innovation and provide farmers with access to the best technologies industry has to offer to meet the challenge of feeding a global population of 9 billion by 2050, DuPont Executive Vice President James C. Borel told attendees of the 2010 BIO International Conference on Tuesday.

“Sustainably feeding a growing population requires innovation and collaboration like we’ve never seen before,” said Borel. “That is as true for food and agriculture policy as it is for helping growers increase the productivity of their farm.”

Improved global coordination of import and cultivation of biotech crops, for example, could have a dramatic positive impact of world food security, Borel said. Regulatory procedures and requirements differ from country to country, resulting in trade disruptions and delayed introductions of new technologies that have the potential to greatly increase grower productivity and food supply.

The current system is needlessly limiting farmer access to safe and proven technology today and the impact will increase as the number of biotech traits increases, Borel said.

According to the Joint Research Center of the European Commission, today only 30 biotech events are cultivated worldwide. In five years, more than 120 individual events will be cultivated, with thousands of event combinations, or trait stacks, possible.

He challenged private and public sectors, governments and regulatory agencies to find new ways to collaborate and recognized innovative collaborations that have taken place. The International Life Sciences Institute (ILSI) is a global organization with representation from public and private researchers. ILSI position papers, research studies and recommendations related to food safety, risk assessment and the environment carry great weight with global regulators. The Codex Alimentarius Commission, created by the World Health Organization and United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, has adopted a standard for assessing the food safety of low level presence of transgenic traits that have been authorized for commercialization in a country.

“We are reaching out and collaborating with partners around the world – all toward delivering sustainable solutions that meet the world’s most pressing needs today and well into the 21st century,” said Borel. “A harmonized, predictable science-based regulatory system is a goal fitting all our collective attention as we work together to address the pressing need to feed the growing population.”

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
Doyle. a.karr-1(at)usa. dupont(dot)com

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Three BLR Products Win Awards of Excellence

Three BLR Products Win Awards of Excellence

Old Saybrook, CT – Sept. 14, 2006 – Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) recently received three Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) for its Making the Business Case for EHS (category: How-to Writing); its Managing Safety from the HR Desk (category: Books and Book Chapters); and Military Leave: The Complete Guide to USERRA Compliance (category: Special Purpose Brochures, Manuals, and Reports).

Old Saybrook, CT (PRWEB) September 26, 2006 –

Business & Legal Reports, Inc. (BLR) recently received three Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) for its Making the Business Case for EHS (category: How-to Writing); its Managing Safety from the HR Desk (category: Books and Book Chapters); and Military Leave: The Complete Guide to USERRA Compliance (category: Special Purpose Brochures, Manuals, and Reports).

The 18th annual APEX awards program, sponsored by Communication Concepts, recognizes excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. This year’s competition included close to 5,000 entries.

Making the Business Case for EHS, written by Robert B. Pojasek, Ph. D. an international authority on process development and Principal Consultant at SAI Global, lays out the concrete steps that EHS (environmental health and safety) managers can take to get support for their environmental initiatives. This BLR guidebook helps EHS managers align processes and systems with the goals of senior management, and translate EHS initiatives into bottom line results.

Managing Safety from the HR Desk. Many HR professionals are responsible for safety training and compliance efforts. This book helps guide the HR professional through the maze of requirements with how-to tips; helps set the stage for safety success at their organization; understand OSHA requirements; meet legal obligations; identify, eliminate, and control hazards; and includes helpful model safety programs and policies and model safety checklists and training guides.

Military Leave: The Complete Guide to USERRA Compliance. In these times of military deployments, this book helps employers understand the legal requirements of both the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) and state military leave laws. This valuable Guide provides easy-to-use information for military leave law compliance from the time that an employee tells you that they have been called to military service to when they return to work. The Guide includes a full directory of State Military Law Requirements; a variety of forms, policies, and checklists; a USERRA Rights Notice handout and poster; and Complete 2006 Regulations including pension coverage, health plans, interaction with FMLA, and notice requirements.

About BLR

Based in Old Saybrook, Conn., BLR publishes books, newsletters, and Web products serving professionals in human resources, compensation safety, and environmental management. For a free catalog call 1-800-727-5257 or visit www. BLR. com.

Contact:

BLR: Peggy Carter-Ward

860-510-0100 x2207

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Finally Released To The Public: Former Paid, Client Only, Natural And Alternative Health Newsletter Celebrates Health Food, News, Nutrition, Fitness And Every Free Newsletter Subscription Features At Least One Smoothie Or Juice Recipe

Finally Released To The Public: Former Paid, Client Only, Natural And Alternative Health Newsletter Celebrates Health Food, News, Nutrition, Fitness And Every Free Newsletter Subscription Features At Least One Smoothie Or Juice Recipe

CINCINNATI, OH. December 2 -- Health conscious business owner makes the decision to expand reach and share his healthy message in newly released, exclusive, free newsletter featuring select content, and real world experience not found on the pages of any book, or magazine.

(PRWEB) December 5, 2003

Frustrated by customers who have become overwhelmed by the hairball of misinformation in the marketplace, Robert Watson, has launched The Juicing Journal a now, free newsletter that eliminates the unnecessary chore and legwork of finding the truth that so often eludes the majority.

Mr. Watson does admit that his publication is not for everybody however, "If you are interested in sweeping generalizations and recommendations as obvious as the nose on your face, we ask people not to subscribe. My business clients have affectionately given me a nickname that sums up my ability to get to the point and find the truth quicker than most. I am very adamant about my views and sometimes people just aren't ready to hear them. It is the way that I am wired; I am a consumer too, who has been mislead, fooled, and taken too many times to count. Those days are over."

Frustrated by people who sell similar items, but lack the knowledge or experience to deliver more than just a low price or free shipping, Watson has created a website that only endorses what he personally uses in his own healthy lifestyle.

Interested parties should contact: Robert Watson at 513-271-3622 or

Press@LequipJuicer. com.

AdMedia Partners Represents New Media Strategies and Genex in Meredith Acquisitions Please Provide Your Headline

AdMedia Partners Represents New Media Strategies and Genex in Meredith Acquisitions Please Provide Your Headline

Investment bank AdMedia Partners advises word-of-mouth marketing agency New Media Strategies, and internet marketing agency Genex, in sale to media giant Meredith.

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 10, 2007

Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced today that it has acquired New Media Strategies, an interactive word-of-mouth marketing agency, and Genex, an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing.

AdMedia Partners (http://www. AdMediaPartners. com (http://www. AdMediaPartners. com)), a New York investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions advisory services to the advertising and marketing, media, and related online and information services businesses, advised New Media Strategies and Genex in the transaction.

"Media companies and agencies are rethinking the ways they serve advertisers and, similarly, advertisers are open to being served by a wider variety of suppliers. The rapidly changing and somewhat amorphous nature of the Internet is a major driver in this collective reexamination of the relationship between media and marketing services," said Seth Alpert, the AdMedia Partners investment banker who led New Media's deal team.

"With these deals Meredith takes a leadership position among major media companies in moving aggressively to take advantage of the opportunities that these shifts are creating," added Alpert.

The official acquisition news release issued by Meredith Corporation today is as follows:

Meredith Adds to Online & Word-of-Mouth Marketing Assets with Acquisitions of Genex and New Media Strategies

Furthers Meredith's Leadership in Customer Relationship Marketing/Web 2.0 Services

DES MOINES, Iowa, Jan. 10 -- Meredith Corporation, one of America's leading media and marketing companies, announced today that it has acquired Genex, an interactive marketing services firm that specializes in online customer relationship marketing, and New Media Strategies, an interactive word-of-mouth marketing company.

The acquisitions further enhance the capabilities of Meredith Integrated Marketing -- the company's business-to-business unit that provides leading corporations and brands with custom print and online communications for their customers. These acquisitions will not have a material effect on Meredith's financial performance in fiscal 2007.

Los Angeles-based Genex serves a number of major clients -- including Honda, Toyota, Citigroup, and KB Home. New Media Strategies, based in suburban Washington D. C., also has a number of high-profile clients -- including ABC, Coca Cola, AT&T, Ford, Sony and Unilever. Both companies will operate as wholly owned subsidiaries within Meredith Integrated Marketing. AdMedia Partners represented both sellers.

"Adding Genex and New Media Strategies to our group further deepens our ability to help our clients build their brands with a wide variety of creative and effective marketing solutions," said Meredith Publishing Group President Jack Griffin. "These capabilities now include interactive strategies, innovative web site development, word-of-mouth and Web 2.0 marketing programs, online media, and experiential events."

This is the second time in nine months Meredith has made strategic integrated marketing acquisitions. Meredith first expanded its online marketing capabilities with the April acquisition of O'Grady Meyers, a Los Angeles-based interactive marketing services firm with extensive experience in the food, packaged goods and health care categories.

"In less than a year we've transformed Meredith Integrated Marketing into a comprehensive marketing services provider with cutting edge digital assets," said John Zieser, Meredith's Chief Development Officer. "We've added more than 200 highly-skilled employees across the country, giving us the creative resources and expertise to offer clients the highest quality marketing solutions."

Founded in 1995, Genex ( http://www. genex. com (http://www. genex. com)) was named by Adweek and Advertising Age magazines as a "Top 50 Interactive Firms." With over 100 employees, Genex is widely regarded for its innovative work in integrating online advertising with robust marketing web sites -- effectively building end-to-end customer experiences that drive awareness and promote purchase and loyalty.

"We are seeing a shift in interactive marketing to integrated, multi - channel execution," said founder and CEO Walter Schild, an innovator in online marketing who will continue to lead Genex after the acquisition. "Genex is excited to combine our online expertise with Meredith's content creation, direct marketing, and CRM capabilities."

A pioneer in word-of-mouth marketing and intelligence since 1999, New Media Strategies is the largest and most successful firm in the field. Their nearly 70 employees use best-in-class analysis to develop and execute winning Web 2.0 marketing campaigns for blue-chip clients in over 40 different industries. Thanks to their innovative services and fast growth, New Media Strategies has been named to Inc Magazine's elite list of the "500 Fastest Growing Companies in America" for the past three years in a row.

"This deal sends a strong and clear signal that word-of-mouth is no longer niche, it is now mainstream," said founder and CEO Pete Snyder, who will continue to lead New Media Strategies after the acquisition. "Meredith has been a trailblazer in integrated marketing. New Media Strategies is thrilled to be part of a deeply-rooted and successful marketing family and we look forward to helping further accelerate Meredith's efforts in what is now a Web 2.0 world."

About Meredith Integrated Marketing

Meredith Integrated Marketing is a leader in relationship media -- custom magazines, other print materials, Web sites and other media -- that bring brands to life and enhance business performance. With about 250 employees across offices in Des Moines, New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D. C., Meredith Integrated Marketing currently serves some of the world's leading companies and brands including DaimlerChrysler, Carnival Cruise Lines, Century 21, DIRECTV and Hyundai.

About Meredith Corporation

Meredith ( http://www. meredith. com (http://www. meredith. com)) is one of the nation's leading media and marketing companies with businesses centering on magazine and book publishing, television broadcasting, integrated marketing and interactive media. The Meredith Publishing Group features 26 subscription magazines -- including Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, Ladies' Home Journal, Parents, More, Fitness, American Baby and Readymade -- and approximately 200 special interest publications. Meredith owns 14 television stations, including properties in top-25 markets such as Atlanta, Phoenix and Portland.

Meredith has approximately 400 books in print and has established marketing relationships with some of America's leading companies. Meredith's consumer database, which contains more than 85 million names, is one of the largest domestic databases among media companies and enables magazine and television advertisers to target marketing campaigns precisely. Additionally, Meredith has an extensive Internet presence that includes 32 Web sites and strategic alliances with leading Internet destinations. Meredith Hispanic Ventures publishes five Spanish-language titles, making Meredith the largest Hispanic publisher in the United States reaching women at every life stage.

About AdMedia Partners

AdMedia Partners is a leading boutique investment bank that provides middle market mergers and acquisitions advisory services to the advertising and marketing, media, and related online and information services businesses. Founded in 1990 and located in New York City, the firm has completed over 130 transactions since 1999.

Selected recent interactive and internet marketing transactions completed by AdMedia Partners include:

Representing Medical Broadcasting Company, one of the largest independent interactive healthcare agencies, in its acquisition by Digitas Inc.

Representing Impulse Marketing Group, an online lead generation and affiliate marketing company serving the financial services industry, in its acquisition by an undisclosed private buyer.

Representing Bridge Worldwide, an interactive relationship marketing agency, in its acquisition by Wunderman, a unit of WPP Group.

Representing Dynamic Logic, the leading independent on-line marketing research company, in its acquisition by Millward Brown.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

A Ground-breaking Non-surgical Medical Device for Treating Gum Disease has Been Cleared for General Use by the FDA

A Ground-breaking Non-surgical Medical Device for Treating Gum Disease has Been Cleared for General Use by the FDA

A ground-breaking non-surgical medical device for treatment gum disease has been cleared for general use by the FDA. Developed by Perio Protect, LLC, and provided by Dr. Mitchell A. Pohl of Boca Raton, Florida, the Perio Protect Method utilizes a patented medical device that delivers antimicrobial agents directly to the source of the gum infection. The resulting treatment has been shown to be comfortable, easy to use, effective and reliable, allowing most patients to avoid painful gum surgery.

Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) February 2, 2006

A ground-breaking medical device for the non-surgical treatment of gum disease has been cleared for general use by the FDA. Developed by Perio Protect, LLC, after more than 20 years of research and testing, the Perio Protect Method utilizes a patented medical device that delivers antimicrobial medication directly to the source of infection.

The device consists of customized trays that fit comfortably over the teeth and are worn at home for minutes each day. Their unique design permits doctor chosen medications to surround and remain in the periodontal pocket long enough to kill bacteria and modify the protein biofilm on the teeth, making it easy to remove calculus and tarter. The trays are worn as a supplement to regular brushing and flossing, and the treatment is modified as healing occurs. Once the disease is under control, patients use the Perio Protect system as their long-term homecare regimen to prevent a reoccurrence.

This process has been clinically shown to be comfortable, easy to use, effective and reliable, allowing most patients to avoid gum surgery. The medications delivered to the periodontal pocket have also been determined to clinically stop bone loss and promote regeneration, enabling patients to keep their teeth and promoting a greater degree of health.

Periodontal disease affects approximately 90 percent of adults worldwide and is the leading cause of adult tooth loss. The condition may also be associated with systemic infections such as heart disease, upper respiratory disease and other inflammatory infections. Up to now, the only way to treat the infection was with frequent -- and often painful -- dental scaling and root planing above and below the gum line, or with invasive surgery where diseased portions of the gum tissue are cut away and replaced. Both options have proven to be unpopular with patients who typically avoid the procedures.

According to Dr. Mitchell Pohl, a South Florida trained and licensed Perio Protect provider, “Periodontal disease is a challenge for both medical professionals and patients. Although the initial symptoms may seem innocuous -- red, swollen gums and bleeding when brushing -- the condition can quickly progress to chronic bad breath, loose teeth, gum recession and -- ultimately -- serious medical conditions.

“Perio Protect is a new tool to successfully treat the condition. Hundreds of doctors are already using the Perio Protectä method as part of their oral care treatment, and are reporting outstanding results. Patients appreciate the fact that they can use Perio Trays™ in the privacy and comfort of their own homes -- and that they can avoid the painful consequences of gum disease.” You can view Dr. Pohl on the WPLG channel 10 news spot at http://bocaratoncosmeticdentist. com/images/perio_protect_video. wmv (http://bocaratoncosmeticdentist. com/images/perio_protect_video. wmv)

In Boca Raton, Perio Protect is offered by Dr. Mitchell Pohl. For more information call 561 368 3440, or visit Dr. Pohl on the web at www. BocaRatonCosmeticDentist. com

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Ever Wondered If Your Child Will Use Drugs?

Ever Wondered If Your Child Will Use Drugs?

(PRWEB) September 19, 2002

Ever Wondered If Your Child Will Use Drugs?

By Crystal Elliott

This reference book is the most current guide on child and teen drug abuse. It provides parents with the most effective means to prepare their child for the inevitable exposure to drugs during adolescent years. It arms parents with the facts, the lies, the tricks of the drug trade, using simple laypersonÂ’s terms. This book is a complete manual that provides sources of professional help, and lists drugs, their effects, the dangers, why children use them, how they use them, what they call them and what each illegal substance looks like.

Yes, there are photographs of each one of these killer drugs, from pot to the most potent ones.

This book also shares good parenting skills, by teaching healthy, necessary "habits" parents need to apply to help prevent their child developing the psychological profile required to say, “YES” to drugs in the first place.

Crystal Elliott, noted speaker and expert on adolescent drug use and abuse, is the survivor of a 14-year habit that began long after she was abused as a child. Later, she suffered an ankle injury which ultimately ended her intense training to one day be a prima ballerina. Elliott knows first hand what is involved in the tragedy of being a teenager involved in drugs, then having that involvement develop into a devastating addiction, and finally tackling the healing process. Today, she is a renewed woman and mother of three beautiful children. Now fully recovered, she shares her wealth of knowledge and in-depth research with every parent, so they can be better equipped to prevent their children from taking dangerous risks and walking down the paths she trod. Her insights are for the whole family.

PUBLISHER: EVER WONDERED

PUBLICATION DATE: 30 AUGUST 2002

For orders, review copies, and author interviews please contact:

Ever Wondered

C/o Crystal Elliott

PO BOX 51

Palm Springs

CA 92263

Phone: 702-241-9274

Email: help@ever-wondered. com

Website: http://www. ever-wondered. com/ (http://www. ever-wondered. com/)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Modis International Selected to Manage Permanent Recruitment for NHS Connecting for Health

Modis International Selected to Manage Permanent Recruitment for NHS Connecting for Health

Modis International, the United Kingdom-based information technology (IT) services business unit of MPS Group, Inc. (NYSE: MPS), has been selected by National Health Services (NHS) as one of only two agencies to manage permanent recruitment for NHS Connecting for Health.

JACKSONVILLE, FL (PRWEB) August 25, 2005

Modis® International, the United Kingdom-based information technology (IT) services business unit of MPS Group, Inc. (NYSE:MPS), today announced that it has been selected by the National Health Service (NHS) as one of only two agencies to manage permanent recruitment for NHS Connecting for Health. NHS Connecting for Health is the agency delivering new integrated IT systems and services to help modernize the NHS and ensure care is centered around the patient.

The new computer systems and services will connect over 100,000 doctors, 38,000 nurses and 50,000 other healthcare professionals in England by 2010. Modis International will be responsible for managing and delivering recruitment processes as NHS Connecting for Health looks to fill more than 200 roles per year in IT and corporate services functions. Permanent placement and managed recruitment services from Modis give organizations like the NHS the ability to leverage ModisÂ’ vast access to qualified candidates and achieve fast, efficient and cost effective resourcing.

“This is a significant milestone in the development of our managed services and permanent recruitment businesses,” said Paul Chapman, president and managing director of Modis International. “This is a flagship opportunity that will accelerate Modis' relationship with the NHS while maintaining financial discipline by focusing on permanent placement and managed recruitment revenues.”

For more information on NHS Connecting for Health, visit www. connectingforhealth. nhs. uk www. mpsgroup. com

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Saturday, September 11, 2010

National Company Targets Northwest For Infomercial Run

National Company Targets Northwest For Infomercial Run

New organic chocolate will be introduced to the world via a national infomercial, airing first in the northwest. Northwest residents will have the first opportunity to take advantage of a free week's supply of the diet candy, which promises great taste and a healthy aid to weight loss.

Portland, OR (PRWEB) January 9, 2006

Nearly two-thirds of Americans report seeing infomercials regularly, and VivaTRU™ is betting on the success of infomercials to launch its new line of weight management products. Leading with a 100% organic weight loss chocolate which is well timed to air in January, local representatives are rushing to find new affiliates to handle the anticipated demand.

Although the infomercial will run nationally, VivaTRU™ is beginning its multi-million dollar series of infomercials with a test run in the Portland, Oregon area, where there are two key company leaders to help train new affiliates. 

“When an earning vehicle this strong comes to the Northwest, and the product line resonates with the healthy mindset of so many people here, I want to tell everyone I can. It is going to change lives, both physically and financially,” states Paula Tellegen, founding affiliate. “……finally there is a company who knows how to help people AND can do it in a home based business environment.”

In general, customers who buy from an infomercial are supported only through a website or the television shopping channel itself for re-orders or questions. VivaTRU™ has changed that by increasing its commitment to customers by offering local representation for personalized service for answering questions, taking re-orders, and explaining the entire healthy product line. Customers will also have the opportunity to learn what foods they are eating that are causing weight issues, by having a VivaTouch personal body assessment.

VivaTouch is the company's exclusive Bio-Interactive feedback device that provides an accurate report of the individual's unique food triggers and nutritional deficiencies in a matter of minutes. VivaTRU™ affiliate truly have the opportunity to really help people with a state of the art system, and an incredible line of products.

“It's a complete win-win situation, as VivaTRU™ brands the VivaSlim Chocolate and VivaTRU™ wellness and toxin free product lines as household names. Whomever joins us now will likely enjoy tremendous success once and for all.” Tellegen adds.

VivaTRU™, based in Vero Beach, FL, was created to provide solutions the world needs for living truly healthy, happier lives and to help them become physically and financially free. VivaTRU™ is the culmination of many years of planning and development by its founder and President, Rick Cotton, and his team.

For more information on the infomercial opportunity or the accompanying VivaTouch Specialist program, call 1-877-457-4186.

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IPA Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC Raise Donations for Save the Children Charity

IPA Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC Raise Donations for Save the Children Charity

IPA Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC host a golf tournament and donate $10,000 for Save the Children, Uganda from sponsorships.

Buffalo Grove, IL (PRWEB) July 31, 2004

IPA Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC hosted the 2nd annual golf scramble at The Golf Club of Illinois on July 24, 2004 and raised $10,000 in cash for the Save the Children charity, the leading independent organization that creates real and lasting change for the United States and around the world.

“This donation will help children not only survive, but thrive,” said Charles MacCormack, president and CEO of Save the Children. “We appreciate International Profit Associates/Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC’s commitment to making a positive difference in children’s lives.”

The donation will go toward Save the Children program in Uganda, which includes education and health for the countryÂ’s most vulnerable children and their families.

“The future of Africa and their children are at risk due to the lack of education and inadequate access to medical care,” said Charles Botchway, director of IPA Advisory & Intermediary Services. “Save the Children, U. S., is on the frontlines of this battle and we are proud to help.”

In addition to the donation made to Save the Children, participating golfers had the opportunity to win donated prizes of gift certificates, golf accessories and hotel packages.

Sponsors included:

Alphagraphics  

Anheiser-Busch 

Bagel Bin 

Berland Printing 

CarlucciÂ’s of Rosemont 

CDW 

Courtyard by Marriot 

Crowne Plaza 

David Danzig & Assoc.

Doubletree Northwest 

Esrock Partners 

Gardens of Northbrook 

Gilardias 

GolfsmithÂ’s 

Highland Cleaners 

International Profit Associates (IPA)

JimmyÂ’s Charhouse

Kee Business Systems

Lambs Automotive

Las Vegas Photography

Mac and Parker

Marc Promotions

Metro-Litho Creative

Mike Cherry

My Chauffer

Northshore Vending

Park Central Hotel, NY

Tavern on Rush

The SCORE

US Bank

Vitorios

2nd Swing

Save the Children, www. savethechildren. org, works in 17 states across the United States as well as in more than 40 countries around the world. Using a community-based approach, Save the Children improves access to quality health care, education and economic opportunities for children and families in need. It also provides protection and rapid emergency response during conflict and natural disasters.

IPA Advisory & Intermediary Services, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of International Profit Associates, Inc. ( IPA-IBA ), the largest privately-held business development company for small and medium size businesses in North America, a leading authority on small business. With nearly $200,000,000 in annual revenues, IPA is the 8th largest management consulting company in Chicago, and the 56th largest consulting company in the world. IPA offers a wide range of proven and innovative methodologies to help businesses grow and prosper in both good economic times and bad. IPA and its related companies, including Integrated Business Analysis, Inc. ( IBA ) and International Tax Advisors, Inc. ( ITA ) provide comprehensive business advisory services and tax strategies to companies in the United States, Canada and other locations worldwide. Additional information is immediately available by visiting http://www. ipa-iba. com (http://www. ipa-iba. com), http://www. iba-usa. net (http://www. iba-usa. net), http://www. internationaltaxadvisors. com (http://www. internationaltaxadvisors. com) and http://www. aiservices. com (http://www. aiservices. com). The Public Relations Department may be contacted at: telephone (847) 495-6786; facsimile (847) 495-6773; email pr@ipa-iba. com.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Love Me Tender(loin): Steak Hits a Sweet Spot this Valentine's Day

Love Me Tender(loin): Steak Hits a Sweet Spot this Valentine's Day

Survey Reveals Americans’ Passion for Beef as their Most-Loved V-Day Meal

Denver (Vocus) January 20, 2010

February is a month dedicated to love and affection, and Americans have spoken: nothing says amoré like a great steak dinner. Sixty-one percent of Americans said they favored a nice meal on Valentine’s Day, as opposed to flowers or even gifts. And what’s on the menu? Sixty-two percent of Americans profess their love for steak as their most desired Valentine’s Day meal, according to a recent survey conducted by Pelegrin Gray for The Beef Checkoff Program.

“During this month of romance, many Americans will share special moments with their significant other, often centered around a delicious meal,” said Dave Zino, executive chef for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. “Now, new survey data shows that when Americans want to create the perfect ambiance with a meal that’s sure to impress and even ignite some sparks, a succulent steak like a filet mignon or T-bone is just the ticket.”

The survey confirms that steak continues to fan the flames of many devoted lovers across America:
 Nothing says love like beef and backrubs: Forty-three percent of Americans said they would choose a steak meal to kick off a romantic evening of hot tub time, back rubs and champagne.  They call me Dr. Love: Americans associate steak as a “best match” for love (44%), romance (42%) and passion (41%)—more so than chicken, pork or fish.  Let’s meat: Beef (36%) is more often associated with “magnetism” than fish (22%), pork (21%) or chicken (21%).

And what’s more, research shows naturally nutrient-rich lean beef can fit into a heart-healthy diet. So while you may feel like you’re indulging, eating for the sake of your heart doesn’t mean having to give up one of your favorite foods*.

Americans Love Lean Beef
With 29 lean cuts available and with low steak prices, it’s not surprising that America loves irresistibly succulent, great-tasting beef. According to survey results, 50 percent of Americans associate beef with celebrations, compared to chicken (18%), pork (17%) or fish (15%). Whether enjoying the popular filet mignon, T-bone or sirloin, or one of the many other flavorful cuts, Americans’ love affair with beef is no secret. According to survey findings:
 Atmosphere for Romance: Sixty-five percent associate a great beef meal with romantic notions including candlelight, red wine and linen tablecloths and 67 percent agree that serving steak to someone best says “I love you.”  An Impressive Selection: Sixty-two percent serve a beef dish if they are hoping for their partner to express gratitude or appreciation for their efforts.  The Perfect Pick: When choosing a meal for a significant other, 61 percent say they would order beef at a restaurant to express how much they care.

To create a steakhouse-caliber meal, Chef Dave notes that rubs, marinades, and proper cooking techniques are key. “Use simple rubs made with fresh herbs and garlic to enhance the flavor of naturally tender steaks like the T-bone. Practice proper cooking technique by using long-handled tongs, rather than a fork, for turning steaks because a fork will pierce the beef and release flavorful juices. Also, insert an instant-read thermometer horizontally into the side of a steak to check doneness; between 145°F, which is medium rare, and 160°F, which is medium, is ideal for steaks,” Chef Dave said.

How Do I Love Beef? Let Me Count the Ways
In honor of Valentine’s Day and to kick off Beef Lover’s Month, Chef Dave offers two delicious ways to create romantic moments.

To celebrate perfect pairings, the culinary experts at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association created a special T-Bone Steak for Two recipe that is as delicious as the first kiss you shared with your Valentine. Like any good relationship, the T-Bone is the perfect blend of two, in this case two of the most prized cuts of beef—the top loin and the tenderloin. Paired perfectly with a cocoa-based sauce and a colorful vegetable, such as roasted red peppers, the T-Bone for Two is the ideal way to show your love some love.

“Most people are surprised to learn that the T-bone contains two of the most popular and lean steaks. One person can enjoy the tenderloin, or filet mignon, beef’s most tender steak, and the other can cut into the top loin, a tender, flavorful steak, also known as a strip steak,” noted Chef Dave.

For the more than half of Americans (53%) who prefer filet mignon to accompany candlelight, red wine, linen tablecloths, and romance, Chef Dave suggests cooking up Filet Mignon with Herb-Butter Sauce and Mushrooms to fit the mood perfectly.

For the full T-Bone Steak for Two and Filet Mignon with Herb-Butter Sauce and Mushrooms recipes and more suggestions on how to create the perfect steak dinner, look to the Newsroom section of BeefItsWhatsForDinner. com for simple tips and instructional videos.

About The Beef Checkoff
The Beef Checkoff Program was established as part of the 1985 Farm Bill. The Checkoff assesses $1 per head on the sale of live domestic and imported cattle, in addition to a comparable assessment on imported beef and beef products. States retain up to 50 cents on the dollar and forward the other 50 cents per head to the Cattlemen's Beef Promotion and Research Board, which administers the national Checkoff program, subject to USDA approval.

Consumer-focused and producer-directed, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and its state beef council partners are the marketing organization for the largest segment of the food and fiber industry.

*Siri-Tarino, PW, Sun Q, Hu FB, Krauss RM. Meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies evaluating the association of saturated fat with cardiovascular disease. Am J Clin Nutri. Published ahead of print. AJCN online. Accessed 1/13/2010.

MEDIA CONTACTS: 
Karli Freeman
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association
303.850.3456
Kfreeman(at)beef(dot)org

Brittney Osikowicz
Ketchum
412.456.3712
Brittney. osikowicz(at)ketchum(dot)com

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