Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 to Offer New Features

Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 to Offer New Features



Dashboards, Sharepoint integration, and shared customizations are just three new additions to Dynamics CRM.



(PRWEB) November 22, 2010



Dashboards, Sharepoint integration and shared customizations are just three new additions to Dynamics CRM.



If you have not looked at the new beta for Microsoft Dynamics CRM, you may want to consider some of the new features. Microsoft made a number of improvements to make upgrading from 4.0 an attractive idea.



"This is a new era for sales and marketing professionals," says Eli Ritz, marketing specialist and host of the blog Totally CRM. "Alot of people will be wondering if it's worth it to upgrade, and I can tell you my first-hand experience with it has been extremely positive."



For one thing, Dynamics CRM 2011 uses out-of-the-box integration with Sharepoint. More and more offices use Sharepoint, a tool for web-based collaboration, to help make the workplace more efficient. One challenge for sales and marketing professionals is that information put in CRM does not integrate to Sharepoint (where other departments could view select information for financial forecasting). Now, this information can be shared, without any custom development, right inside the Sharepoint environment.



Second, Dynamics CRM will feature a new marketplace--a solutions catalog, integrated with Dynamics CRM, that allows for faster application downloads. In addition, much like with Microsoft Pinpoint, CRM 2011 will help organizations discover new Microsoft partners and find solutions that cater to their specific business needs. For example, an insurance company can now identify which Microsoft partners offer insurance specific functionality through the catalog.



Another great new feature is the dashboards. Dashboards can monitor the overall health and performance of one's business, and report the information in a graphical format. MS built the dashboards to be intuitive and easy to navigate. The new add-on allows users to use BI (business intelligence) to follow customer, prospect and market trends. These features allow one to see a financial forecast, in a graphical format, based on the time frame when potential deals might close.



Totally CRM, a video blog, follows the newest information on Microsoft Dynamics CRM and other popular CRM software (such as Sales Force). It is hosted by marketing professionals Eli Ritz and Scott McHale. The website is http://www. totallycrm. com



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ASAP Appoints Xerox’s Russ Buchanan as Board Chairman

ASAP Appoints Xerox’s Russ Buchanan as Board Chairman



Highly Successful VP of Worldwide Alliances to Lead the World’s Premier Organization Serving the Alliance Management Profession



Needham Heights, MA (PRWEB) March 23, 2010



The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) today announced the appointment of Russ Buchanan, vice president of worldwide alliances at Xerox, as chairman of the board of directors. Buchanan succeeds outbound Chairman Mike Leonetti, the head of healthcare partnerships at Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.



Buchanan was promoted from vice chairman, a position he has held since 2009. An ASAP member since 2005, Buchanan has also held the title of treasurer and served on the organization’s committee tasked with putting together its Global Summit, the foremost annual gathering of the profession’s leaders and a premier forum for information sharing.



Buchanan has spearheaded ASAP global sponsor Xerox to great success with its alliance program, which now contributes significantly to the company’s bottom line. ASAP recently bestowed its 2010 Alliance Excellence Award in the Emerging Alliance category in recognition of Xerox’s success utilizing alliances to penetrate developing Eastern European, Asian and Latin American markets.



“In my five years with the organization, ASAP’s knowledge, education, training and community have significantly advanced Xerox as an organization and benefitted me personally and professionally,” said Buchanan. “I look forward to furthering ASAP’s goal of advancing the discipline of collaborative business, an increasingly critical skill for thriving in the business climate of today and tomorrow.”



Leonetti concludes a successful tenure that saw a continuing increase in membership, sponsorship, the number of regional chapters and attendance and influence of the ASAP Global Summit. Leonetti also solidified the organization’s financial base and expanded its industry standard certification program. In this time, ASAP saw the addition of several new subcommittees and specialized events including the Biopharm Council and Biopharm Conference; Collaborative Innovation Council and Inaugural Forum; Academic Council and webinar series.



“Russ Buchanan is one of the world’s preeminent alliance professionals, and ASAP looks forward to strengthening its position as the number one source for insights, networking and best practices in alliance management under his direction,” said Art Canter, president and executive director of ASAP.



About The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals

The Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) is the leading professional association dedicated to alliance formation and management. Founded in 1998, the organization provides a forum to exchange best practices and frameworks for cultivating the skills and toolsets needed to manage successful business partnerships and network with the world’s best alliance management professionals in several industries. Global sponsors include Cisco, Eli Lilly, IBM, Microsoft, Novartis, Procter & Gamble, USAA Insurance and Xerox. A complete list of sponsors is available at www. strategic-alliances. org.



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Peter Rabbit and IP Protection of Fictional Characters in China

Peter Rabbit and IP Protection of Fictional Characters in China



The Author discusses the rules for the registration of personal names in the PRC and the Lu Xun case, in particular.



(PRWEB) March 11, 2005



Personal names are intangible assets which are used more and more often by enterprises, as they increasingly rely on the market appeal of famous people to sell products. Many personal names have a high level of recognition and awareness at all levels of society and as a result can have a high economic value. In practice, once the status of fame is reached, the name may be used in many commercial activities with a fair prospect of profitable business.



When Michael Jordan¡¯s name was once used in Nike products, within a certain period of time, fans and consumers alike stopped saying ¡®I am wearing a pair of Nikes¡¯, and instead began saying ¡®I have a pair of Jordans¡¯, eventually turning this model of Nike basketball shoes into a powerful brand. Jordan¡¯s brand has since been extended to a wider range of products and even services (restaurants). Many other famous people or celebrities allow their names to be used in connection with perfumes and other products. Such products connote a feeling, an experience of success, and the image of the person lending their name.



In the People¡¯s Republic of China, famous people also register their names as trademarks; however, in China, the successful registration of a personal name depends on its cultural value as well as its market appeal. In some cases, people associate a given name with values and moral standards, which could eventually frustrate the effort to register with the Chinese Trademark Office, as the Lu Xun case illustrates.



The Lu Xun Case



Lu Xun is a famous writer in China, who was born in Shaoxing, East China's Zhejiang province on Sept. 25, 1881. Shaoxing is a Chinese geographic location known for its famous yellow wine (ÉÜÐ˻ƾÆ). Some of his literary works are required reading for all Chinese students who attend middle school throughout China.



Needless to say, Lu Xun (as far as I know) never attempted to apply for registration of his personal name as a trademark before he died back in 1936. As a historical note, the first Chinese Trademark Law was enacted under the Qing Dynasty in 1904.



In 2001, Lu Xun¡¯s grandson founded a wine company, which he named after his grandfather. He also filed an application to register Lu Xun as a liquor brand on behalf of the family. The application was rejected by the Trademark Office, which also prohibited any commercial activity concerning Lu Xun. The grounds for refusing its registration was the contention that it is ¡®improper¡¯ to use the name of one of modern China¡¯s greatest writers for commercial activities. The Trademark Office alleged that as a public figure, Lu Xun¡¯s fame is not only owned by his family, but by the whole of society.



The applicants have appealed to the Trademark Review and Adjudication Board. They also successfully registered a trademark using simply the characters for Lu Xun in Japan in October 2001. Also in China, an art school successfully registered Lu Xun as a word mark, but the trademark comprised more Chinese characters than merely those of Lu Xun (³ѸÒÕÊõѧԺ)(in English, Lu Xun Art School). We set out the options for Lu Xun¡¯s descendants and those wishing to register personal names, in general.



1. Options under the Amended Copyright Law of the PRC



Personality Rights



As an author of literary works, Lu Xun was entitled to both personality and property rights. While the latter have a term of protection of 50 years after the author¡¯s death, the former are unlimited in time. The economic rights expired a long time ago.



According to the Regulations for the Implementation of the Copyright Law of the PRC, the inheritance of economic rights contained in copyright shall be executed in accordance with the Law of Inheritance. Chinese morality and social customs suggest that Lu Xun¡¯s descendants have the obligation to maintain the reputation of their ancestor, an obligation which ¨Cwith the economic rights having expired - can only be carried out through the enforcement of his personality rights before the courts. But personality rights comprise the right of authorship, alteration of one¡¯s work and the right of integrity (protection against distortion and mutilation), which are not pertinent to the present case.



Also, according to Article 9 of the General Principles of Civil Laws, ¡°A citizen shall have the capacity for civil rights from birth to death and shall enjoy civil rights and assume civil obligations in accordance with the law¡±. It is clear then, that only a living person can enjoy the right to determine, use, or change his/her personal name; his descendants may only inherit those property rights deriving from the name for the limited period of time stated in the PRC Copyright Law.



Authorship



Another key issue, moreover, is that copyright protection extends only to ¡°original works of authorship.¡± Article 3 states clearly the kinds of works that can be protected by copyright. To be protected by copyright, a work must contain at least a certain minimum amount of authorship in the form of original literary, musical, pictorial, or graphic expression. Names, titles, and other short phrases do not meet these requirements and, therefore, are not entitled to copyright protection, even if the name, title, or short phrase is novel, distinctive and/or lends itself to a play on words.



Because the trademark registered by the art school does not refer to any of Lu Xun¡¯s works over which to claim authorship, the descendants are defenceless in this respect.



The descendants can claim copyright through neither economic nor personality rights, only through a bare moral and social obligation to respect and defend the reputation of Lu Xun. Authorship is a personality right, and as such is enforceable no matter the time, as opposed to economic rights, which expire 50 years after the author¡¯s death.



2. Options under the Amended Trademark Law of the PRC



The Trademark Law of the People¡¯s Republic of China, Article 8, provides a definition of what signs may constitute a mark, whether a trade, service, collective or certification mark:



¡°Any visible sign capable of distinguishing the goods of a natural person, legal person, or other organization from those of others, including words, graphs, letters, numerals, three-dimensional signs and combinations of colours as well as combinations of foregoing elements¡±.



The Country¡¯s Trademark Law has no provisions forbidding the adoption of famous names as trademarks. Practice indicates, however, that the personal name which is to be applied for trademark registration must have a clear connection with the name and with what it represents. In this respect, for instance, any athlete known to the people may register his name as a sportswear brand.



Although not explicitly included in China¡¯s Trademark law when defining what may constitute a trademark, portraits of individuals are also registered as trademarks with the consent of the given person.



What rights then, if any, exist under the trademark law in terms of protection of personal names?



When defining what a trademark is, most legal texts will apply to ¡°any word, name, symbol, or device, or any combination used or intended to be used, in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from goods manufactured or sold by others, and to indicate the source of the goods¡±.



As discussed, in foreign countries, it is common for big celebrities to commercialize their portraits or names, or for companies to use famous names to brand products, such as Napoleon wine and the Churchill cigar, but this is not a common practice in China, especially when it comes to the names of politicians ¨C these names cannot be registered as trademarks.



A harmful effect for social morality?



Article 10.8 establishes that ¡®any sign which infringes upon the socialist morality or practice or of other harmful effects may not be used nor registered as a trademark¡¯.



Making a connection between Lu Xun and alcohol can definitively be claimed as a negative social influence. However, it can be argued that grape-based wine is the only alcohol with proven health benefits and might be considered a health-conscience activity in China, as well as a fashionable trend and a more upper-class activity. The Chinese government is promoting grape-based wines as an alternative to grain-based alcohol, grain that could be used to feed China¡¯s massive population.



Beatrix Potter, also a deceased famous writer, was registered as a Community Trademark in February 2004 by the publishing company which owned the already expired copyrights for her works. But contrary to the Lu Xun case, the goods to be marketed do keep a relationship with the author¡¯s reputation.



A possibility for Acquired Distinctiveness?



Another discussion about personal names within the context of this case is whether or not consumers could come to associate the deceased writer¡¯s name with the said goods, and not really about registering personal names at all since the product (wine) is not attached to any actual person seeking to use his or her personal name.



Article 11.3 provides the grounds to refuse registration, as opposed to Article 10.8 which prohibits both use and registration, thus leaving room for the use of the mark in question. Specifically, Article 11.3 prohibits the registration of ¡®any sign which is devoid of any distinctive character¡¯. Therefore, the sign listed in the paragraph above may be registered as a trademark if it has acquired a distinctive character following the use and is easy to distinguish.



This option would surely leave Lu Xun¡¯s reputation vulnerable to tarnish, for if the goods bearing the Lu Xun trademark were of a poor quality, consumers would say ¡°Lu Xun wine¡± is so bad, eventually harming the reputation of a name of such a great influence in the PRC. But if the wine so branded started to be successful among consumers, it might ¨Cin practice - acquire distinctiveness through use. On this basis, it can be concluded that if if Lu Xun¡¯s descendants were to operate the wine company and grow its reputation, a trademark registration might be successful.



An example of this is the Lu Xun Art School, founded in 1938 and enjoying an excellent reputation in the educational field. The registration of the³ѸÒÕÊõѧԺ trademark can only serve as a way to honor the deceased author. Of course, that school is conducting a commercial activity on its own, like that of selling goods bearing the name, but contrary to Lu Xun¡¯s descendants, Lu Xun is only part of the overall trademark. Perhaps, a trademark like³ѸËï×ӵľƹ«Ë¾ (Lu Xun¡¯s Descendants¡¯ Wine Co.) could be an alternative.



Thus, while personal names may be registered as trademarks in China,



1. There must be consent from the person.



2. There must be a clear connection between the name applied and the company or product.



3. It must not infringe the social morality or practice or of other harmful effects.



4. It must be distinctive.



3. Conclusion



If Lu Xun were alive today, he would have probably tried to benefit from the protection conferred by a trademark registration. Could we still see today a famous writer being denied registration of his name because people have come to associate it with moral values? The Amended Trademark Law of the PRC lacks any reference to the registration of personal names or portraits, but if harm to the social morality is not an issue, then the law may not be that different from other legal systems.



From this study case, we can conclude that,



1. Presumably, as long as the personal name is not held in such moral, historical, cultural esteem in China to be considered owned by all of society, one should be able to register that name;



2. As suggested above, if the descendant¡¯s wine company were to gain a reputation over time, an eventual trademark registration might be successful; and



3. If as for the Lu Xun Art School, the trademark application was changed to Lu Xun¡¯s Descendants¡¯ Wine Company, the application might be successful.



Established in 1992 as one of the first private law firms in China, Lehman, Lee & Xu employs a highly-experienced team of over 110 lawyers, patent and trademark agents representing both foreign and Chinese clients throughout China in a variety of enterprises. With branches in various Chinese cities including Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, Lehman, Lee & Xu is considered a leader of the re-established Chinese legal profession. The firm has been recognized by the media and the Chinese Ministry of Justice as one of the best law firms in China. For more information, please visit the firm¡¯s website at www. lehmanlaw. com.



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Free Money For Struggling Small Businesses, Charities, and Non-Profits

Free Money For Struggling Small Businesses, Charities, and Non-Profits



CINCINNATI, OH. July 19 -- Business man vows to share his profits with like-minded individuals who share a genuine interest in helping people, living healthy and being compassionate. Relief offered to businesses and organizations operating on tight margins.



(PRWEB) July 21, 2003



Motivated by a positive message, one business is putting its money where its mouth is, and sharing their profits with their competition.



A health nut, Robert Watson admits, "It's not about selling a product, but sharing the message. It's not always about the money. Ultimately, by helping others help themselves, I am able to spread more information about living healthy and getting more out your life, than if I did it all by myself." Mr. Watson operates the only juicing website that offers a lifetime guarantee in all of North America on the equipment he sells.



Frustrated by people who sell similar items, but lack the knowledge or experience to deliver more than just a low price, Watson has decided to split his profits with other people who promote healthy living, and giving people a leg up. "The size of the business is irrelevant, as long as what they promote is positive, good for you, and backed by a big heart."



Interested parties should contact: Robert Watson at 513-271-3622 or info@Lequip-Juicer. com.

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Marriott Northeast Beijing Luxury Hotel Welcomes Guests in Busy Chaoyang Business District

Marriott Northeast Beijing Luxury Hotel Welcomes Guests in Busy Chaoyang Business District



321 Room Luxury Hotel in Beijing Marks Marriott International's Steady Growth in China



Baijing, China (PRWEB) August 26, 2009



Equipped for business meetings, weddings and conventions, the Marriott Northeast Beijing Luxury Hotel (http://www. marriott. com/hotels/travel/bjses-beijing-marriott-hotel-northeast/)'s doors opened this week in the heart of Beijing's busy Chaoyang business district, offering premium banquet facilities, well-trained event planning professionals and an ideal location. Marriott International's (NYSE:MAR) ninth hotel in China's capital operates under a management agreement with Beijing Kehang Investment, under the leadership of Arics Lam, general manager and Addison Wong, director of marketing.



The luxury hotel in Beijing (http://www. marriott. com/hotels/travel/bjses-beijing-marriott-hotel-northeast/) currently offers a seven-day advance purchase rate of 900 CNY per night. Valid through August 31, 2009, reservations for the offer can be made by visiting the Beijing luxury hotel's website at http://www. marriott. com/hotels/travel/bjses-beijing-marriott-hotel-northeast/ (http://www. marriott. com/hotels/travel/bjses-beijing-marriott-hotel-northeast/)] or by calling your local travel agent, using promotional code ADP.



The 321 spacious rooms at the Northeast Beijing, China hotel are fully equipped with amenities to satisfy guests' every comfort, from luxurious bedding to iPod docking stations. The 200 square meter Presidential Suite offers a stunning view of the city and features a living and dining pavilion.



Guests have a choice of four culinary experiences at the luxury hotel in Beijing, China.



Tamarind, Marriott International's first Indian restaurant outside of India, takes a modern approach towards classical Indian cuisine and is a sophisticated blend of contemporary dishes infused with the richness and freshness of local Chinese spices.



A central floating fireplace along with warm saffron and paprika color tones light up the restaurant with an inviting glow. Choy's Seafood specializes in traditional Cantonese and Sichuan flavors that are sure to enhance any visitor's cultural experience. A perfect setting for elegant dining, the restaurant in Beijing, China (http://www. marriott. com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/bjses-beijing-marriott-hotel-northeast/), features six private dining rooms and is open for lunch and dinner. Two all-day dining options are Beijing Bistro, where buffets are available throughout the day and The Lounge at the lobby level that offers live entertainment and relaxation zones.



The Marriott Beijing luxury hotel offers more than 1,600 square meters of banquet and conference space with a grand ballroom measuring 840 square meters and six meeting rooms ranging from 50 - 100 square meters. As the hotel is situated nearby major offices such as Microsoft and IBM, the meetings facilities are ideal for events such as corporate team building, business meetings and major gatherings.



An indoor heated pool is open all day as well as the fully equipped health club with treadmills, bikes, sauna, steam room, heated whirlpool and much more. For a different kind of pampering the Marriott Northeast Beijing, China hotel offers Marriott's award winning Quan spa. Guests will enter the "tranquility zones", escorted by Quan staff, where they embark on a sensory and relaxing journey of specialized treatments, massages and a wide selection of spa services.



Marriott International's portfolio in Beijing also includes JW Marriott Hotel Beijing, Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall, Beijing Marriott Hotel West, Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, Renaissance Beijing Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott Beijing Northeast, Courtyard by Marriott Beijing, and Palm Springs, Beijing - Marriott Executive Apartments.



Beijing Marriott Hotel Northeast along with over 2,800 Marriott-affiliated hotels worldwide, participate in Marriott Rewards, the guest reward program that allows members to earn their choice of points or airline miles for dollar spent during each stay.



Note to Editors: To search and download photography of this hotel, go to http://portal. digilink-inc. com/marriottpr (http://portal. digilink-inc. com/marriottpr). Username: int02, password: int02. Search by brand, hotel name or keyword. To download, click on the solid arrow icon, save to your computer and open zip folder to get image.



CONTACT:

Nina Herrera-Davila

(301) 380-2691

Bethesda, MD



MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 3,100 lodging properties in 66 countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers. The company is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, USA and had approximately 146,000 employees at 2008 year-end. It is recognized by BusinessWeek as one of the 100 best global brands, by FORTUNE® as one of the best companies to work for, and by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as Partner of the Year since 2004. In fiscal year 2008, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of nearly $13 billion. To learn more about Marriott hotels, visit http://www. marriott. com (http://www. marriott. com).



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Mesothelioma "Treatment is Possible"

Mesothelioma "Treatment is Possible"



Mesothelioma (cancer of the mesothelium) is a rare form of cancer. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles.



(PRWEB) April 10, 2006



Mesothelioma (cancer of the mesothelium) is a rare form of cancer. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles. It is known that family members of workers exposed to asbestos can contract this disease through exposure to the worker’s clothing. The combination of smoking and asbestos exposure significantly increases a person's risk of developing cancer of the air passageways in the lung.



This disease is very difficult to assess consistently due to the great variability in time before diagnosis and the rate of progression of malignant mesothelioma. The cancer keep growing until it is treated so it is very important that disease is diagnosed an treated as early as possible Mesothelioma occurs more often in men than in women and risk increase with age, but this disease can appear in either men or women at any age. Most cases of mesothelioma occur 30-45 years after initial exposure to asbestos.



Mesothelium: The mesothelium is a membrane that covers and protects most of the internal organs of the body. The mesothelium has different names, depending on its location in the body. The mesothelium of the chest is called the pleura, the mesothelium of the abdomen is known as the peritoneum and the mesothelium of the pericardial cavity is called the pericardium.



Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a disease in which cells of the mesothelium become abnormal and divide without control or order. They can invade and damage nearby tissues and organs.



Asbestos : Asbestos is the name of a group of minerals that occur naturally as masses of strong, flexible fibbers that can be separated into thin threads and woven. It is used in industrial products, like, textiles, cement, and insulation, among others. Tiny particles of asbestos may float in the air and can be inhaled or swallowed.



Http://www. mesothelium. org/ (http://www. mesothelium. org/)



TREATMENT OF MESOTHELIOMA



The mesothelioma treatment method that is chosen will depend on how advanced the disease is and on the patient’s overall physical health and personal preferences. Standard treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy. Sometimes, these treatments are combined.



Surgery is an important method of controlling the course of mesothelioma. It may also be combined with chemotherapy, radiation, and other therapies. The doctor may remove part of the lining of the chest or abdomen and some of the tissue around it. In more advanced cases, a doctor may have to remove one of the patient’s lungs, part of the diaphragm or the pericardium.



Radiation therapy, or radiotherapy, involves the use of high-energy rays to kill cancer cells and shrink tumours. It works by destroying the cancer cells in the treated area. The radiation may come from a machine (external radiation) or from putting materials that produce radiation through thin plastic tubes into the area where the cancer cells are found (internal radiation therapy).



Chemotherapy is a traditional mesothelioma treatment that uses anticancer (cytotoxic) medicines, drugs and chemicals to attempt to kill cancerous cells. These chemotherapeutic agents can be ingested in pill form or they can be injected by needle into a vein or muscle. Chemotherapeutic agents include doxorubicin, cisplatin, methotrexate and various drug combinations.



Chemotherapy drugs kill cancer cells but also damage some normal cells. Therefore, your doctor will pay careful attention to avoiding or minimizing side effects, which depend on the specific drugs, the amount taken, and the length of treatment.



In addition to traditional treatments, new mesothelioma cancer treatments are continually being tested through medical research studies. These treatments are called clinical trials and they help researchers determine whether new treatments are safe and effective for general use, while giving patients with few treatment options an opportunity to try new treatments.



Http://www. mesothelium. org/ (http://www. mesothelium. org/)



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Info2clear announces creation of its subsidiary SecureAttachment

Info2clear announces creation of its subsidiary SecureAttachment



As part of its strategy to Value Added Resellers and to better serve its corporate clients Info2clear has separated its solution SecureAttachment™ into a subsidiary. SecureAttachment enables users to send confidential documents electronically as email attachments without the threat of unauthorized re-distribution by recipients.



(PRWEB) October 3, 2002



Info2clear started its activities in 1998 for the Media industry. The company provides them with the ability to select an approach to digitally distribute and resell their content according to their business models, and then builds the necessary infrastructure. Info2clear’s technology and know-how can be used for any form of content – text (newspaper articles, eZines or eBooks), music or video.



Digital Rights Management (DRM), which is focused on preserving intellectual property in the online world, has largely focused on the concerns of eBook publishers looking to exploit new distribution channels for authors work. However, Info2clear believes DRM has wider application in the enterprise market, particularly in those sectors (financial services and healthcare) that exchange confidential and sensitive client information intensively. SecureAttachment combines an end-to-end DRM solution for the secure distribution of PDFs (Portable Document Formats) with a web mail interface, which can be integrated into a companyÂ’s existing email system or used as a hosted service.



The SecureAttachment system (www. secureattachment. com) is based on AdobeÂ’s PDF format as underlying document technology. Because of its platform independence, its openness and the free reader software, PDF is currently the most widely used format for exchange of electronic documents between businesses and between governments and citizens. SecureAttachment provides standard PDF conversion for a number of widely used document formats and increases convenience by making it easy to distribute secure documents online.



“We have separated SecureAttachment from the media activity because of a significant difference in both business models and go-to-market approaches. Info2clear will focus exclusively on core media activity and the subsidiary will focus on the full-scale development of DRM in corporate environments,” explains Anthony Belpaire, CEO Info2clear.



“Built around Adobe PDF and Adobe Content Server, SecureAttachment provides the highest standard of security and rights management to control the distribution of confidential and valuable documents sent as email attachments. SecureAttachment should therefore be a strategic element of any Enterprise Communication strategy,” says James Alexander, Director eBooks Cross Media Publishing, Adobe Systems Inc.



“SecureAttachment combines the speed and convenience of e-mailing documents with excellent document control,” says Bruno Vandermeulen, Partner in Bird & Bird’s Intellectual Property Department. “Even more crucial is our ability to move from delivering paper documents to distributing materials securely online in Adobe PDF and to control further distribution of the document. This improves client services and ensures that we can adhere to issues surrounding confidentiality, client-attorney privilege, and non-disclosure agreements.”



Customer testimonial Bird & Bird, a top international law firm, can be found on the Adobe Systems Inc. U. S. website



Http://www. adobe. com/products/contentserver/customerstories. html (http://www. adobe. com/products/contentserver/customerstories. html)



Contact:



SecureAttachment, Info2clear



Anthony Belpaire, Tel.: +32 2 529 59 02, Fax: +32 2 706 52 77, Mobile: +32 477 59 54 26, anthony. belpaire@info2clear. com



PR contact: Sigrid Debusschere, sigrid. debusschere@info2clear. com



About Info2clear



Info2clear (www. info2clear. com) was founded in April 1998. The team is based mostly in Brussels with offices in the Netherlands, UK, France and Spain. Info2clear is a well-capitalized company. Among the shareholders are ABN Amro Capital and Belgacom.



Info2clear helps Media customers to select the approach to digitally distribute content, which is best suited to their business models, and then builds the necessary infrastructure. Among Info2clearÂ’s Media customers are Uitgeversbedrijf Tijd, Roularta Media Group, VNU Business Publications, Albin Michel, Wegener Group and Kanaal Z.



For Business customers Info2clear, via its subsidiary SecureAttachment™ (www. secureattachment. com), provides the tool for secure distribution of confidential documents as e-mail attachments. Among Info2clear’s Business customers are Allen Overy, PwC, Bird & Bird, Adobe Systems Inc., EEBIC and IPM-NET.

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Actuarial Discussion Forum - New on Actuary. com

Actuarial Discussion Forum - New on Actuary. com



Actuary. com has just introduced new actuarial discussion forums on actuary. com covering topics for actuaries including; exams, courses, seminars, jobs, employment, schools, books, tables, anything an actuary would want to discuss.



(PRWEB) July 28, 2005



An actuarial discussion forum significant enhancement has just been made on Actuary. com. Actuary. com has long been highly regarded as being one of the largest actuarial resources on the internet.



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Female CEO Tells Women: Assess Feet Before Buying New Fall Shoes

Female CEO Tells Women: Assess Feet Before Buying New Fall Shoes



Experts in feet are well aware of the sad fact that they're the most overworked and neglected part of the body. C. J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation, a distributor of natural foot care products, hears about the embarrassing problem of unattractive feet and toenails on a daily basis. She says that when the seasons change, it's a perfect time for women to assess how their feet look before buying the latest shoe styles.



Princeton, NJ (PRWEB) September 4, 2007



Experts in feet are well aware of the sad fact that they're the most overworked and neglected part of the body. C. J. Buck, CEO of Xenna Corporation, a distributor of natural foot care products, hears about the embarrassing problem of unattractive feet and toenails on a daily basis. She says that when the seasons change, it's a perfect time for women to assess how their feet look before buying the latest shoe styles.



Buck says, "First, if you're not already doing so, get into a regular foot care regimen. A little bit of time spent regularly in foot and toenail care can make a huge difference in the way your feet look in new shoes - especially open-backed or open-toed styles."



Buck offers more tips for sexy, healthy-looking feet:



1. Thoroughly wash and dry feet daily - including between toes - and examine feet and toenails with a critical eye. Dr. Nicholas Romansky, a Media, Pennsylvania podiatrist says that "To be successful, patients must be consistent in following their foot care regimen and be willing to make changes which affect the environment surrounding their feet."



2. Before buying new footwear, throw out worn shoes, socks and old nail polish. Make a resolution to change socks and shoes at least twice daily.



3. Exfoliate and moisturize. Buck says, "Xenna's acid-free, diabetic-friendly CalleX® Dry Heel Ointment thins and softens hardened skin and exfoliates dry, cracked heels. Its patented, natural enzymes selectively exfoliate only dry, cracked, thickened and scaly skin while its petrolatum base retains natural skin moisture, leaving heels and soles baby-soft and smooth."



4. Invest in high quality instruments and never share pedicure or manicure implements with anyone else.



5. When neglected, cuticles tend to build up on the toenails. Soften cuticles by using a cuticle cream - preferably one that contains natural ingredients - then use an orange stick or a Hindu stone to push them back.



6. File and trim toenails when they're soft. Since toenails are naturally hard, it's much easier to file and trim them after a bath or soak. Toenails should always be trimmed straight across - easier to do when they're damp from the shower. Toenails also deserve the attention of a scrub brush to clean underneath.



7. Examine toenails daily. For unattractive yellow or discolored toenails, Buck suggests Xenna's patented, natural NonyX® Nail Gel, a topical, easy-to-use gel that breaks down and removes keratin debris - the discolored, yellow or thick granular buildup under nails which causes them to appear yellow, dark or discolored. Diabetic-friendly, NonyX Nail Gel uses natural ethanoic acid to soften and remove keratin debris buildup, leaving nails clear and healthy-looking with regular use.



8. Try new shoes on in the afternoon, after they've become as large as they're going to get on a normal day. Try shoes on both feet, because many people have one foot larger than the other. It's best to fit the large one.



9. Gently massage feet daily to increase circulation, and exercise feet and calves after wearing high heels.



CalleX Ointment is sold in the foot care section of Walgreens, Rite Aid, Longs, HEB grocery stores, Kerr Drug, Snyders Giant Eagle, Bi-Lo, Bruno's and many Medicine Shoppe pharmacies, as well as online at www. callexointment. com.



NonyX Nail Gel can be purchased in the foot care section of Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS, Wal-Mart, Longs, TARGET, Eckerd Pharmacy, Brooks Pharmacy, Duane Reade, HEB, Bi-Lo and Giant Eagle grocery stores, Kerr Drug, Snyders and most Medicine Shoppes. Online, it is also available at www. xenna. com.



For photos of toenails and heels before and after using Xenna products, go to www. xenna. com. All Xenna products are money-back guaranteed.



Xenna Corporation is a privately-held, woman-owned company based in Princeton, NJ which develops and distributes natural personal care products for skin, hair and nails. To contact them call 800-368-6003 (business hours, Mon-Friday Eastern Time).



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Delivering Online Assistance to the Needy

Delivering Online Assistance to the Needy



Some 60 million older Europeans suffering from chronic diseases and/or needing care say they would welcome online help delivered to their homes. A new tested video-telephony system underlines the ‘e-care’ benefits for users and over-stretched social-service and healthcare providers.



(PRWEB) April 10, 2006



Video telephony allows immediate contact with people at home, enables them to continue living at home and relieves pressure on care-providers by reducing physical journeys. It was first tested in Europe in the early 1990s using analogue cable. Though costly and bulky, these pioneering systems were shown to be helpful for elderly people who also liked using them.



Under the project IST@HOME, researchers developed an affordable and usable video-telephony system that built on work done in a series of European Union-funded projects to design home and care-provision systems for elderly people. It comprises a small movable camera, a set-top box for a TV and a handheld service pad. Together, these components enable users to see, talk to or seek assistance from professional carers in real time, over the Internet.



“Our focus was on visual communications and user acceptance,” says Simon Robinson, the project’s coordinator. “We wanted to go beyond the state-of-the-art for systems in the home environment. Our goal was to allow users to communicate from any room in the house and to talk to service staff via a TV set rather than a desktop PC.”



The project partners, funded under the European Commission’s IST programme, installed the complete system in some 600 homes in Germany, Belgium, Spain and Portugal and tested it for six months. They also produced portable video-communications devices which can be carried from room to room. The size of an A4 sheet of paper, these devices are standard tablet PCs with a video camera.



Older users and service staff expressed great appreciation for the project’s services and systems, with most of both groups saying they would like to use them in future if possible. Both groups also rated the video quality acceptable to very acceptable at the data rate used, which was typically 256 kbits/second.



However, service staff identified some problems. These included alarm integration, eye-to-eye contact, lack of synchronicity between lip movement and speech, as well as audio quality and technical interruptions. “What is important for two-way communications is frames per second – ideally 24 when there is movement, the screen resolution of each picture, and speed to code,” says Robinson.



The partners also discovered that today’s wireless networks are less than ideal for larger homes. “WiFi is inadequate for video telephony,” he adds, “because it needs stable, high-bandwidth connections. Quality-of-service guarantees must be added to ensure video signals are acceptable.”



Yet dedicated equipment was not the goal, notes the coordinator. For example, the centre providing services was reengineered using open Java technology plus real-time video encoding hardware. “We also developed pure software-based codecs which are almost as good as the hardware. So future systems could be based on standard devices.”



By the project’s end, the partners concluded that home video-telephony systems of this kind are feasible, but that they require better integration – for example with alarm systems or with mobile devices that register vital signs such as blood pressure.



The IST@HOME systems are on show in Portugal Telecom’s exhibition centre and have been demonstrated by Johanneswerk, a service provider under the German social welfare organisation of the Protestant church, and hospital/care providers.



Source: Based on information from IST@HOME, SeniorWatch 2002 & Flash Eurobarometer 135



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Contact: Tara Morris, +32-2-2861985, tmorris at gopa-cartermill. com.



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Apex Nutraceuticals Introduces Acai Health System Directly to the Consumer

Apex Nutraceuticals Introduces Acai Health System Directly to the Consumer



Apex Nutraceuticals, a leading supplier of naturaceuticals and cosmeuticals, announced the introduction of Acai Health System, three - in-one Acai Based Products -- Acai Pure 1000X, Acai Slim XTRA and Acai Cleanse ULTRA, which will be marketed directly to the consumer.



Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 21, 2009



Apex Nutraceuticals (http://www. apex-nutra. com), a leading supplier of naturaceuticals and cosmeuticals, announced the introduction of Acai Health System, three - in-one Acai Based Products -- Acai Pure 1000X, Acai Slim XTRA and Acai Cleanse ULTRA, which will be marketed directly to the consumer.



For the past seven years, Apex Nutraceuticals (http://www. apex-nutra. com) has served the nutraceutical industry by supplying the super fruit raw materials such as Acai, Goji, Pomegranate, mangosteen and other super fruits to beverage and food companies. Now, Apex Nutraceuticals (http://www. apex-nutra. com) is expanding to the consumer market with Acai, one of the fastest growing products in the consumer marketplace.



Apex Nutraceuticals (http://www. apex-nutra. com) prides itself on having one of the highest quality acai so that the consumer gets the full nutritional benefit. Apex Nutraceuticals' Acai is a super antioxidant that has a broad nutrient value. Also Apex Nutraceuticals' Acai has health-promoting phytonutrients that enhance its antioxidant properties.



Apex Nutraceuticals (http://www. apex-nutra. com) Acai has broad-spectrum antioxidant-active compounds that include beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, magnesium, polyphenolic flavonoids, and anthocyanins. Plus Apex Nutraceuticals' Acai contains several amino acids, B vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals like calcium, chromium, selenium, zinc and iron… and dietary fiber.



Apex Nutra, a division of Apex Nutraceuticals (http://www. apex-nutra. com), has been one of the leading developers and suppliers of Acai raw materials in the USA, Canada, Europe and Asia. Acai oil, acai clarified juice, acai beverages, acai energy bars and acai supplement are some of the products that Apex Nutra has developed and introduced to the market place in the past seven years.



Introducing the Complete Acai Health System -- three, New Acai based products to the consumer - Acai Pure 1000X, Acai Slim XTRA and Acai Cleanse ULTRA -



To satisfy growing consumer inquiries to purchase super fruits directly, Apex Nutraceuticals (http://www. apex-nutra. com) will initially introduce three Acai based products under Apex Nutra brand that form the Acai Health System… Acai Pure 1000X, Acai Slim XTRA and Acai Cleanse ULTRA. All natural ingredients are used in the products.



Mike Khalil, the founder and owner of Apex Nutraceuticals (http://www. apex-nutra. com) commented, "The company's new direction to expand our products and services directly to consumers is an extension and a continuation to what we have been offering to the nutraceutical industry not only in the USA, but in Canada, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia through our distribution network worldwide. We also want to take advantage of the high consumer receptivity to our Acai."



Mike also added that Apex Nutra's goal is to restore the image of Acai as a Super Fruit.. this image was damage by many inferior Acai products that were introduced to the market place. 



The Acai Health System is a proven system to safely and effectively loss weight, to cleanse and detoxify our body, and to receive the full benefit of the antioxidant power of the Acai Berry. The products can be purchased together or separately on the Apex Nutracetuicals' website. http://www. apex-nutra. com (http://www. apex-nutra. com)



Acai Pure 1000X for the full nutrient value of Acai

Acai Pure 1000X gives you the full benefits of Acai. It is made from 100% pure freeze dried Acai berry pulp and skin. The freeze dried powder is the most potent form which preserve the nutrients of the Acai berry.



Acai Slim XTRA not only burns calories for weight loss but increases stamina

Acai Slim XTRA combines the remarkable antioxidant properties of the Acai berry with the thermogenic / energy benefits of Green Tea and Caffeine, the fat blocking action of Garcinia Cambogia, plus Apple Cider Vinegar, Kelp and Grapefruit. Acai Slim XTRA contains proven safe and effective formula proven to burn calories, increase stamina and speed up metabolism and minimize carbohydrate conversion to body fat. Each ingredient has been carefully selected, tested and proven to deliver fast and effective way to loss weight.



Acai Cleanse ULTRA provides a remarkable cleansing effect jointly with the benefits of Acai

Acai Cleanse ULTRA combines the remarkable antioxidant properties of the Acai berry with the intestinal cleansing effects of Cascara Sagrada and Senna Leaf, the "scrubbing action" of Black Walnut Hulls, and the detoxifying benefits of Bentonite Clay.



About Apex Nutraceuticals (http://www. apex-nutra. com)

Apex Nutraceuticals (http://www. apex-nutra. com) is a custom formulator and contract manufacturer of high quality nutritional supplements and homeopathic drug products. The company offers complete manufacturing and packaging services from initial development to finished product. The product forms consist of: tablets, soft gels, two piece capsules (gelatin and vegetable), powdered drink mix blends, liquid products, blister card packaging, bottle packaging, and packet / sachet packaging.



Our facility is a cGMP certified that operates out of its 90,000 sq. ft. premises located in the heart of Orange County for Advanced Technology in California, USA. The facility is currently the most certified custom contract manufacturing facility and will shortly be NSF GMP certified. The facility holds a Drug Manufacturing License issued by the State of California Food and Drug Branch and is registered as a Drug Establishment with the FDA. The facility is also independently GMP certified by the Natural Products Association. Apex Nutraceuticals will continue to offer custom formulation and private labels manufacturing which is still our core business. For more information on Apex Nutraceuticals and purchasing its products, please visit http://www. apex-nutra. com (http://www. apex-nutra. com).



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CT Corporation Launches hCue 3.0 with New Tools to Help Corporate Governance Professionals More Effectively Manage Risk and Compliance

CT Corporation Launches hCue 3.0 with New Tools to Help Corporate Governance Professionals More Effectively Manage Risk and Compliance



New Tools Make hCue 3.0 One of the Most Comprehensive Web-Based Applications Available to Manage Corporate Governance



NEW YORK (PRWEB) October 25, 2004 -



– CT Corporation, a leading provider of compliance and governance workflow tools and services to corporate legal departments and law firms, today announced the launch of hCue 3.0 (www. hcue. com), the newest version of its innovative Web-based corporate governance tool.



HCue 3.0 features more powerful capabilities in the areas of reporting, organizational charting, bank account authorization, and record management.



HCue 3.0 provides a central repository for corporate records that are critical to effective corporate compliance and visibility. Corporate governance professionals can use the ASP-hosted application to create and share a variety of reports and organizational charts, communicate and collaborate with key personnel throughout the organization, and receive alerts of impending due dates for filing or Board meetings. hCue 3.0 automatically draws upon corporate information to help complete a variety of vital corporate governance tasks, such as automatically populating SEC Section 16 forms for easy online filing.



“The role of the corporate secretary is expanding,” said Gene Landoe, President and Chief Executive Officer of CT Corporation and Wolters Kluwer Corporate Legal Services. “They are under tremendous pressure to increase efficiencies and communication within their organization. hCue 3.0 offers corporate secretaries more control and the ability to efficiently maintain the accuracy of their corporate records by updating them from a single ASP-hosted workspace. In addition, more detailed reporting tools allow them to better communicate with the varied audiences they must interact with.”



HCue 3.0Â’s new capabilities and enhancements include:



Enhanced reporting: Enhanced reporting functionality gives users more reports, with streamlined workflows and greater flexibility to export and manage in MS Excel and other MS Office applications.



More organizational charts: hCue 3.0 offers additional options for rich, customizable organizational charts, including new graphical output with more viewing, managing and printing preferences.



Improved record management: Time-saving commands allow users to update management structure data across multiple entities by entering new data just once.



New detail on bank accounts: Bank account details for entities can be managed and tracked across an account, and authorization limits on designated signers, from personnel to outside contacts, can be set.



CT Corporation develops and updates applications and services to meet the needs of corporate compliance and governance professionals. hCue 3.0Â’s integrated tools help corporate governance professionals more effectively manage risk and compliance, maintain the accuracy of their corporate records, stay in compliance with securities regulations, and better collaborate with outside counsel and other advisors.



The company will soon release hCue 4.0, which will include additional capabilities in the areas of document management, creation and collaboration as well as greater integration with popular Microsoft applications.



About CT Corporation



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



Wolters Kluwer is a leading multinational publisher and information services company. The company’s core markets are spread across the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal and regulatory, and education sectors. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2003) of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,750 people worldwide, and maintains operations across Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its depositary receipts of shares are quoted on the Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.



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Intercede Launches MyID 8 Identity and Credential Management System

Intercede Launches MyID 8 Identity and Credential Management System



Intercede's MyID 8 wows partners and customers at US product launch: The world's first IDentity and Credential Management System (IDCMS).



Reston, VA (PRWEB) June 4, 2008



Intercede Group plc (London Stock Exchange AIM: IGP), a leading developer and supplier of IDentity and Credential Management software, today announced the launch of MyID 8 at a major event in Reston, Virginia. A large audience of Intercede customers and partners experienced first hand why MyID has been chosen by the US Federal Government to deploy over one million MyID licenses.



"The world of identity and credential management has today become a safer, simpler place with the launch of the first commercial off-the-shelf, fully integrated IDCMS platform. MyID 8 changes the paradigm for how governments and commercial organizations deliver secure identities and associated credentials to citizens and employees," said Richard Parris, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Intercede. "Using MyID 8, customers can deploy small, large and very large scale identity projects quicker, with less risk and at significantly lower cost than has previously been possible. No longer will projects be subject to compromise, delay or failure due to the difficulties of integrating products from multiple suppliers.



Additionally, with only one system to manage, the operational return on investment (ROI) is enhanced for end customers. Systems Integrators can add value to customers faster by using MyID 8's workbench of integration tools to quickly build a sustainable and repeatable knowledge base that can be leveraged across many projects".



Intercede's MyID takes ID card management to a new level by integrating Secure Workflows, Technology Orchestration, an Integrator's Workbench and Scaleability (WOWS) into a single system. MyID 8 is highly flexible: far more than a basic Identity or Card Management System. It is a customizable, functionally-rich comprehensive environment for managing people, enforcing policies and enabling processes. Through every stage of the identity lifecycle - registration, identity verification, device and credential issuance and post-issuance management - MyID delivers complete control and meets the demands of today's security conscious organizations.



What's new in MyID 8?

Enhanced registration: including support for capturing facial biometrics, fingerprints, and document scanning. Built-in identity verification: integrated with identity background checking and biometric verification services. Simplified physical and logical access convergence: made easy through standard physical access system connectors and centralized ID access rights control. Plus… an enhanced user interface and additional supported devices, printers and systems.



MyID 8 - The WOW factors!

Workflow - Flexible identity policy configuration with secure workflows that walk you step-by-step through all enrolment, issuance and management activities. Orchestration - MyID integrates multiple security technologies and systems, and efficiently manages information flows between them. Workbench - The MyID toolkit provides all the API's, documentation, sample code and training necessary to quickly integrate MyID into existing environments. Scaleability - MyID is used around the world in ID deployments ranging from hundreds to millions of users.



What can MyID do for you?



For Corporate Enterprise

Intercede's MyID manages the devices and credentials used for photo ID badges, physical access to buildings and logical access to PC's, easily, simply and centrally. Highly adaptable, it can be configured to meet the specific requirements of different industries including banking, telecom and healthcare. Intercede's MyID 'plugs in' quickly and easily to existing directories, HR, provisioning and physical access systems; making it simple to realize further ROI from current technology and security investments.



For Government and Public Sector

Intercede's MyID facilitates efficient management of identities and credentials within high security environments, as well as specialist areas such as national ID, transportation, driving license management, airports and emergency services. Intercede's MyID is the only solution of its kind to deliver registration, ID verification and issuance within a single product, thus reducing cost, risk and time to deployment. MyID PIV is pre-configured to manage the end-to-end FIPS-201 process as required to produce HSPD-12 compliant PIV cards. Intercede's MyID is listed on the US General Services Administration (GSA) Approved Product List (APL) for FIPS 201 certified products.



MyID 8 is available now.



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ELLKAY Launches 'LKTransfer Mobile' iPhone App Allowing Centralized Mobile Administration, Alerts and All-Around Monitoring for Technical IT Staff

ELLKAY Launches 'LKTransfer Mobile' iPhone App Allowing Centralized Mobile Administration, Alerts and All-Around Monitoring for Technical IT Staff



Leveraging more than 20 years of accumulated medical records knowledge, to offer healthcare providers an iPhone application for monitoring file transfers anywhere and anytime.



Teaneck, NJ (PRWEB) December 13, 2010



ELLKAY has entered the mobile application market by introducing 'LKTransfer Mobile'. Available on Apple's iTunes App Store, LKTransfer Mobile allows subscribed LKTransfer users to access their client dashboard and perform other account related activities using Apple’s iPhone or iPad mobile devices. It allows a subscriber to constantly monitor LKTransfer accounts and the status of their files transferred remotely, anytime and from any place your iPhone can be used.



LKTransfer Mobile works together with the LKTransfer service to transfer test orders from physician offices to laboratories, and test results back to physicians. In a sense, the iPhone application acts as an “observer”, monitoring these data transfers, and displaying their status and content to the observer. It makes the process as ubiquitous as the Web and as the iPhone’s reach.



-- Clinical Laboratories --



How would you like to have your fingers on the “pulse” of any test order or results transmission? “Just imagine how great it would be for your orders management team to monitor any of your LKTransfer accounts sending orders into your system in real-time,” says Michael Fishweicher, ELLKAY’s Vice President of Business Development. “Fact is, LKTransfer Mobile allows you exactly that; if an order transfer from any of your clients errors for any reason, you can see it on your iPhone immediately and take a corrective action.” LKTransfer handles the transfer of text as well as images and other media files, such as HL7 and PDF files. Since the iPhone application is password protected, it allows healthcare providers to comply with HIPAA standards of medical record privacy.



LKTransfer Mobile provides a basic or advanced dashboard with your LKTransfer accounts, a customizable list of favorite accounts, an advanced search feature to quickly find an account of interest, list of in-transit files and their statuses, as well as the ability to drill-down into each file and view the original data, the delivered data (where a data conversion occurs), and a transfer log with listed errors (if any).



ELLKAY has launched a campaign to introduce its new LKTransfer Mobile application into the healthcare industry. Please visit LKTransfer. mobi to learn more.



-- About ELLKAY, LLC --



ELLKAY is a nationwide leader in connectivity solutions with a mission to provide preeminent connectivity solutions and services to the healthcare industry. ELLKAY offers solutions and services to diagnostics laboratories, to laboratory outreach system vendors, and to vendors of Practice Management Systems (PMS), Electronic Medical Record (EMR) systems and to their medical practice clients throughout the United States.



ELLKAY uses a differentiation focus strategy for achieving competitive advantage by providing connectivity solutions to medical laboratories, and by forming strategic alliances with laboratories and other software companies. Laboratory solutions add value to laboratories, and strategic alliances add value to both ELLKAY and the partnering companies. ELLKAY’s comprehensive knowledge of connectivity in the healthcare industry with more than 20 years of accumulated experience makes it a leading provider of quick, accurate, and reliable data transfer and integration services.



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Hit the Road for the Holidays: Wild Dunes® Resort Wants Families to Spend More Time Playing and Less Time Planning this Holiday Season

Hit the Road for the Holidays: Wild Dunes® Resort Wants Families to Spend More Time Playing and Less Time Planning this Holiday Season



Autumn delivers the promise of many things: cooler temperatures after the unforgiving heat of the summer, a burst of subtle color that begins in the treetops, local festivities that share a community's culture and tradition — and, of course, the dreaded anxiety produced by the impending holiday season. According to the American Psychological Association, one out of five Americans is afraid that holiday stress may affect their physical health.



ISLE OF PALMS, SC (PRWEB) November 1, 2006



Autumn delivers the promise of many things: cooler temperatures after the unforgiving heat of the summer, a burst of subtle color that begins in the treetops, local festivities that share a community's culture and tradition — and, of course, the dreaded anxiety produced by the impending holiday season. According to the American Psychological Association, one out of five Americans is afraid that holiday stress may affect their physical health.



This year, Wild Dunes Resort encourages families to let someone else manage the hassle and headache of holiday planning, entertaining, and cleaning—by taking the holidays on the road.



A few reasons to consider a holiday-away-from-home:



Leave the cooking to someone else – No need to slave in the kitchen for days to prepare a Thanksgiving or Christmas meal; a resort can provide all the meals you need, whether at an onsite restaurant, or delivered right to your room.



No cleaning required! That's the beauty of taking a trip during the holidays — no constant cleaning up the living room from kids' toys, or the bathrooms from five people showering consecutively, for five days straight. There are people who can do that, leaving time for a round (or many) of golf.



Actually having quality time with family – Customize your experience and begin a new tradition by taking advantage of the many activities offered through a resort. Take family golf or tennis lessons, or rent bicycles for the family to ride down local trails. Many resorts also offer special holiday events and touches—Wild Dunes Resort offers the Little Gobbler's Golf Clinic, a pancake breakfast with Santa, and even an Elf Tuck-In, where one of Santa's helpers will read a bedtime story to children as they drift off to sleep.



Hitting the road this holiday season can give families the priceless gift of quality, relaxing time together — perhaps giving the best gift of all.



About Wild Dunes Resort



Wild Dunes Resort is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company, headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo., features a portfolio of more than 7,000 guest rooms, 14 golf courses and 9 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including New York, Washington, D. C., Chicago, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Palm Springs, Jackson Hole, Maui and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit www. destinationhotels. com.



For high resolution, downloadable pictures of Wild Dunes Resort, please visit www. leonardo. com.



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Medworxx Announces William Osler Health Centre Has Joined the Growing List of Ontario Customers Supporting Knowledge Management with the Medworxx Platform

Medworxx Announces William Osler Health Centre Has Joined the Growing List of Ontario Customers Supporting Knowledge Management with the Medworxx Platform



Medworxx, the makers of a strategic software platform that hospitals use to communicate, aggregate, and analyze knowledge, is pleased to announce that William Osler Health Centre (WOHC) has joined the ever growing list of Medworxx customers. William Osler Health Centre will implement the Medworxx Learning Management System (LMS) in the Etobicoke and Brampton, Ontario locations, including the new state-of-the-art Brampton Civic Hospital.



Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) June 25, 2007



Medworxx, the makers of a strategic software platform that hospitals use to communicate, aggregate, and analyze knowledge, is pleased to announce that William Osler Health Centre (WOHC) has joined the ever growing list of Medworxx customers. William Osler Health Centre will implement the Medworxx Learning Management System (LMS) in the Etobicoke and Brampton, Ontario locations, including the new state-of-the-art Brampton Civic Hospital.



Medworxx' customers use the Learning Management System to support the ongoing knowledge development of healthcare workers and to have access to the knowledge they need, when they need it, in order to continuously improve and provide the highest level of care. It also gives hospitals the ability to demonstrate compliance with regulatory requirements in real-time.



"At William Osler, staff education is a high priority", said Judy Middleton, CIO, William Osler Health Centre. "We will use the LMS to support both our classroom-based and online learning, and we look forward to the extensive reporting capabilities that the Medworxx solution will provide, allowing us to determine skill gaps, and help to ensure individual, group-based, and corporate-wide compliance with regulatory requirements."



"We are excited to have William Osler join the Medworxx community," says Susan Gershman, EVP Operations & Marketing, Medworxx. "A growing number of hospitals throughout North America are adopting the Medworxx solution. Their participation in our Product Advisory Groups accelerates our ability to deliver solutions focused on hospital requirements, providing benefit and value in a short time-frame."



WOHC joins other Ontario hospitals who have recently made the decision to implement the Medworxx solution, or significantly expand their current use of the platform. Those hospitals include Mental Health Centre at Penetanguishene, who is implementing the Medworxx LMS and Content Management System (CMS); and North Bay General Hospital and Orillia Soldiers' Memorial Hospital who have both selected the Medworxx Utilization Management System.



About William Osler Health Centre:

William Osler Health Centre is the largest community hospital in Ontario. As a regional referral centre, WOHC provides programs and services to nearly one million area residents. WOHC's facilities offer acute and ancillary health care in the growing and diverse communities of Etobicoke and Brampton, Ontario.



William Osler Health Centre is one of the largest hospitals in Ontario serving a geographic area of over 2400 square kilometres. As a regional referral centre, Osler provides programs and services to nearly one million area residents. Our facilities offer acute and ancillary health care in the growing and diverse communities of Etobicoke and Brampton, Ontario, Canada. With a health care team of more than 700 physicians, 3,700 caring staff and 900 dedicated volunteers, we provide services through three hospital facilities although our patients will experience one standard of care. For more information, visit www. williamoslerhc. on. ca.



About Medworxx:

Medworxx, the makers of a strategic software platform that hospitals use to communicate, aggregate, and analyze knowledge, has been capturing the power of hospital knowledge since 2004. Medworxx products are used by more than 200,000 users at over 200 hospitals across North America. Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Medworxx is privately held. Medworxx: our market is healthcare, our vertical is knowledge. For more information, visit www. medworxx. com.



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Best Practices in Health Data Integration: Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine Eases Legacy EHR Migration for OHSU

Best Practices in Health Data Integration: Orion Health Rhapsody Integration Engine Eases Legacy EHR Migration for OHSU



Orion Health today made available a case study recounting a best practice in Health Data Integration which explores Orion Health successfully addressing Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) need to integrate all clinical back-end systems in order to implement an electronic medical record (EMR) system provided by Epic. Orion Health's Rhapsody Integration Engine sends nearly 3 million messages a day for OHSU.



Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2008



Orion Health, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, today made available a case study recounting a best practice in Health Data Integration which explores Orion Health successfully addressing Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) need to integrate all clinical back-end systems in order to implement an electronic medical record (EMR) system provided by Epic.



OHSU needed an integration engine to help migrate, manage and streamline message exchange between 60 departmental interfaces including ADT, Orders, Results and Billing for radiology, laboratory, surgery, pharmacy and cardiology departments. Other criteria were ease of use, a competitive price point and a full-featured solution.



"Rhapsody was the clear choice, having been both top in functionality and price point, while consistently rated as a top solution by KLAS and top marks from other customers," said Tom Drury, manager Healthcare Technical Services at OHSU http://www. ohsu. edu (http://www. ohsu. edu)



"The ancillary systems really did not miss a beat," added Drury. "We really could not afford to not do the integration part well. It was a great team and a great process to work with Orion Health. It was really exciting to see it all come together."



"The Orion Health support team worked closely with the hospital during deployment to optimize and troubleshoot," said Paul Viskovich, President Orion Health North America.



"Key learning's from OHSU's configuration plan and architecture have become best practice standard operating procedure for future Rhapsody deployments. The solution for OHSU is a clear example of Rhapsody providing a secure integration solution with lowest cost of ownership and highest return on investment." http://www. orionhealth. com/rhapsody/ (http://www. orionhealth. com/rhapsody/)



To download the Best Practices in Health Data Integration please go to: http://www. orionhealth. com/case-studies/north-america/oregon-health-a-science-university-portland-or-usa (http://www. orionhealth. com/case-studies/north-america/oregon-health-a-science-university-portland-or-usa)



About Orion Health:

Orion Health's easy-to-use solutions and applications improve patient care and clinical decision making by providing integrated health data in a single, unified view. By enhancing existing healthcare information systems, Orion Health's Rhapsody integration engine, Concerto physician portal, and workflow solutions provide healthcare workers with easy access to patient data and trends, and reduce errors and omissions by streamlining information transfer.



Worldwide, Orion Health is implementing health information communities involving over 35 million patients with tens of thousands of active users including Maine's HealthInfoNet and the Vermont Health Information Exchange. Orion Health's partners include leading health system integrators and IT vendors such as Accenture, IBM, Oracle Corporation, Sierra Systems and others. Orion Health has more than 1,000 clients around the world, including Lahey Clinic, New York State Department of Health, UCLA Medical Center, and U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More information can be found at http://www. orionhealth. com (http://www. orionhealth. com)



For More information:

Tamarie Johnson

Tamariej @ tntcommunication. com

503-345-9257



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Wayne Pines Joins Excel Life Sciences Board of Directors

Wayne Pines Joins Excel Life Sciences Board of Directors



Former FDA official, Wayne Pines, joins Excel Life Sciences (ELS) Board of Directors. ELS is one of the most experienced and fastest growing US based, India focused companies providing comprehensive clinical trial management services. Wayne was a former Associate Commissioner of the FDA and is the current President of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA. Wayne adds regulatory experience and expertise to the ELS team.



Chicago (PRWEB) February 5, 2008



Excel Life Sciences (http://www. excellifesciences. com) (ELS), a U. S.-based India-focused provider of comprehensive trial management and site support services, has added regulatory affairs and drug development industry veteran Wayne Pines (http://www. excellifesciences. com/board_of_directors. php) to its Board of Directors. The addition rounds out the ELS board and fills a key need for ELS given its rapid growth and growing international client base who are seeking assistance with navigating an increasingly complex and dynamic regulatory environment.



Pines is an internationally-known consultant on regulatory issues, advertising and promotion, media strategies and crisis management involving pharmaceuticals, biological products and medical devices. He is President of Regulatory Services and Healthcare at APCO Worldwide in Washington, D. C and serves as President of the Alliance for a Stronger FDA. He has published a dozen books about FDA regulatory processes and crisis management. Pines was Associate Commissioner for Public Affairs at the FDA.



"We are very excited to add Wayne to our Board and as an advisor to our management team. Wayne brings us a tremendous amount of experience and expertise in the area of regulatory affairs, public relations and drug development. As the industry continues to evolve, expand and grow in complexity, his regulatory expertise, passion and vision for the development and growth of the drug development industry around the globe will help ensure that Excel Life Sciences continues to meet the requirements of our clients, while positively impacting the clinical research enterprise overall," said Dr. Vijai Kumar, President and Chief Medical Officer of Excel Life Sciences.



Pines said: "I am honored to join the board of a company with such a bright future. Clinical research is now international in scope and ELS offers the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries a unique capability to conduct studies that will be acceptable to regulatory (http://www. excellifesciences. com/solutions. php? id=5) agencies worldwide."



Excel Life Sciences expects significant growth this year. The company has expanded its operations into four cities in the United States and three cities in India, with site support staff in 14 other cities throughout India. The company is assisting clients in the United States and Europe with expanding their clinical trials into India, often resulting in accelerated studies and natural cost savings, without sacrificing data quality, ethics or good clinical practices. It also assists companies in India and across the globe with navigating the complex regulatory process for IND and NDA approvals in the United States.



Headquartered in Chicago, IL with offices in Boston, Raleigh-Durham, Washington D. C., Hyderabad, Mumbai and New Delhi, ELS is one of the most experienced and fastest growing trial management and site support organizations in India. For more information visit: www. excellifesciences. com.



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Is a Baby on The Way? Use 40 weeks +®: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer to Help Get You Through Your Day

Is a Baby on The Way? Use 40 weeks +®: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer to Help Get You Through Your Day



Is a baby on the way? Use 40 weeks +®: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer to help get you through your day.



Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2006



You're pregnant... Congratulations! What's next? How do you eat healthier now that you are eating for two or three or four, etc.? When do you need to start seeing your OBGYN? What will insurance cover? When should you start telling your family? When should you start buying baby clothes? The list of questions is overwhelming and can be very confusing and frightening. This is a wonderful time in your life. Enjoy it without feeling overwhelmed by the many decisions you’ll need to make. Don't spend another minute feeling bewildered and frustrated... 40 weeks +®: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer (SRP $19.95 plus S&H) is here to make your pregnancy less stressful, more organized, and more enjoyable.



Finally. A well designed, well researched, easy-to-use organizer for expectant parents... an essential addition to your pregnancy library. This detailed planner is an ideal companion for every stage of pregnancy. It's a complete tool for every aspect of keeping track of your pregnancy and baby's first months at home, and includes:



·Interview questions for obstetricians, midwives, pediatricians, nannies, and day care centers



·A practical baby shopping list for parents



·Coach's preparations and contact lists



·Feeding and diapering records



·and much more. . .



Forget ducks and bunny rabbits — this clean and stylish organizer is designed for the modern parent. This journal-sized companion is perfect for the many travels between nightstand, desk, handbag, and practitioner's office. With space to answer questions about pregnancy and baby's birth, 40 weeks +®: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer ultimately becomes a record of the amazing journey into parenthood.



For further information e-mail or visit http://www. pregnancyorganizer. com (http://www. pregnancyorganizer. com).



About 40 weeks +®: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer



Dani Rasmussen and Antoinette Perez are professional women and busy moms. While pregnant, they each searched for an organizational tool to manage pregnancy details and new baby preparations. After coming up empty handed, they teamed up with the goal of creating an objective, user-friendly, and attractive organizer. The combination of their ideas, in addition to interviews with numerous OBs, midwives and other parents-to-be, resulted in 40 weeks +®: The Essential Pregnancy Organizer.



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MICHAEL WISSOT RECEIVES KEY ENDORSEMENT FROM SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN

MICHAEL WISSOT RECEIVES KEY ENDORSEMENT FROM SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN



Surging Assembly candidate receives additional boost from longtime hero



WOODLAND HILLS (PRWEB) October 11, 2002 -



Michael Wissot, the Republican 41st Assembly District nominee, has garnered the endorsement of former boss and United States Senator John McCain (R-AZ).



 Â“Michael Wissot can inspire a new wave of leadership in California,” McCain said. “He is committed to serving worthy causes, and I am proud of his message of inclusion. I strongly support Michael and encourage all Californians to do so as well.”



 Wissot worked for United States Senate, serving on Senator McCainÂ’s staff, along with the Senate Committee for Commerce, Science, and Transportation. He covered several key legislative issues on domestic commerce, including the moratorium on Internet taxation, the deregulation of the telecommunication/cable industry, and the curbing of corruption in professional boxing.



 Political analysts have confirmed that McCainÂ’s endorsement will help Wissot receive additional support from Democrats and Independents, complementing his popularity among fellow Republicans. Voters across party lines approve of this recent announcement, citing a need for more independent-minded leaders in CaliforniaÂ’s legislature.



  “I am honored to have Senator McCainÂ’s full support in this critical race,” Wissot said. “It was an honor to serve my country while working for a true American hero, and I intend to use his inspiration in bringing better representative democracy back to Sacramento.”



 John McCain has been the nationÂ’s foremost leader on matters of national security, defense, and foreign policy. He was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five years, two of which in solitary confinement. The Arizona Senator has championed landmark legislation, always advocating the importance of consensus.



 Wissot has received bipartisan support from elected officials at all levels of government, signifying a more balanced approach for the state legislature.



 Â“We need individuals who can transcend party lines to ensure that all voices are elevated in Sacramento,” Wissot added. “I will prove that the State Assembly does not have to be a bully pulpit for one party at the expense of another.”



 Michael Wissot is a small business owner in Woodland Hills, CA. He has served at the helm of Dentistry. com, an Internet company specializing in information-based services for patients and dental professionals, for the past 3 years. Dentistry. com has flourished under his leadership, becoming the most comprehensive online resource for oral health care worldwide.



 Wissot received a Bachelor of Arts degree from James Madison University, a Master of Business Administration degree from The University of Arizona, and a Master of International Management degree from Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management.



 For more information on this issue or Michael WissotÂ’s 41st Assembly District campaign, please contact Campaign Manager Ryan Powers at 818-674-9071 or info@wissot. com.

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Soy Candles Perfect for Valentine's Day Gifts

Soy Candles Perfect for Valentine's Day Gifts.



Soy Candles make perfect Valentine's Gifts. They are clean and have longer lasting scents than traditional candles.



(PRWEB) January 21, 2005



Having trouble finding that special gift? Don't know a person's taste? At a loss for what to say? Common Scents Gifts has a gift line of 100% soy candles in over one hundred different scents. Savvy consumers have realized the benefits of choosing all natural soy candles over paraffin candles and these not only make perfect gifts, but perfect sense as well! Soy candles produce only a trace amount of soot which helps maintain healthier indoor air quality and makes them the candle of choice for environmentally conscious people. With a lower melting point, scented soy candles burn cooler, last 50% longer and have a faster scent dispersion than paraffin candles. Our homegrown soybean wax is the new alternative to paraffin wax and Common Scents Gifts wants to do its part in changing the way America burns candles by supporting our farming industry and nation's economy. So give a gift that truly makes perfect common sense all around.



And to make your gift-giving even easier, we are now pairing our scented gifts with delightful "talking scents" gift tags at no additional charge. These cleverly-written gift tags allow you to express humor, concern, romance, and celebration in a very unique way. This "scentsible" combination of a scented gift and matching "talking scents" gift tag will allow you to truly express the thought behind your gift. Start you Valentine's Day shopping now and send candles to all of your valentines. Visit our website (www. commonscentsgifts. com) and choosing a gift that will make your special someone's heart melt. We also offer a line of soy-dipped bears for those in hospitals, nursing homes and college dorms who cannot light our wonderfully scented candles. And to save you time, we offer gift packaging and direct delivery too.



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BUSINESSES SUPPORT US PRESIDENTÂ’S GLOBAL HIV/AIDS PLAN, CALL FOR URGENT ACTION BY PRIVATE SECTOR

BUSINESSES SUPPORT US PRESIDENTÂ’S GLOBAL HIV/AIDS PLAN, CALL FOR URGENT ACTION BY PRIVATE SECTOR



· June 11th - Day of action in Washington DC with top US lawmakers to demonstrate positive role business can play Significant shift in business attitudes, but the private sector must do more



(PRWEB) June 12, 2003



Washington DC, 11 June 2003. Over 110 top international business leaders are meeting US policy makers today to promote greater collaboration to fight the AIDS epidemic and to persuade more businesses to join the fight. The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GBC) is the worldÂ’s leading business organization committed to tackling HIV/AIDS - the worst public health crisis in over 600 years. The GBC is holding;



· a congressional briefing hosted by Senators Frist and Biden,



· a strategy meeting of CEOs hosted by US Health and Human Services Secretary, Tommy Thompson, who is also the Chairman of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria; and



· The 2003 Awards for Business Excellence dinner at the Kennedy Center, at which Colin Powell, US Secretary of State will give the keynote presentation.



Juergen E. Schrempp, Chairman of the Board of Management of DaimlerChrysler AG and Chairman of the GBC said, "The PresidentÂ’s Initiative is the most important step in the war on HIV/AIDS. I pledge the support of DaimlerChrysler and the entire GBC for this leadership by the President and Congress. Today GBC members demonstrate our dedication to join the fight as well. I passionately believe that AIDS is the responsibility of every business, and that we must all adhere to strong corporate responsibility. BusinessÂ’ responsibility is to support, not replace government leadership. Through prevention, care and treatment of our workers, we can take practical measures to ensure that the PresidentÂ’s Initiative is a success".



HIV/AIDS is the greatest threat of our generation: There is no cure, and over 42 million people globally are currently infected. This figure is estimated to double by the end of the decade.



Richard Holbrooke, President and CEO of the GBC said, "The world is only now waking up to the unparalleled threat AIDS poses to global economic prosperity and security. Bluntly, AIDS is one of the greatest challenges to the national security of the US. Business, particularly, has been slow to respond, and the overall response of business is still woefully inadequate. However, 112 companies have now joined the GBC – a sign of real progress - and together we will now build workplace and community outreach programs to bring the full force of the business sector’s expertise to the epidemic. We will also focus on countries at an emerging epicenter of the epidemic, particularly China, India and Russia".



The 114 GBC members represent over 4 million workers in 178 countries. This still represents a fraction of the business community worldwide - and the CoalitionÂ’s top priority is to expand the number of companies responding to AIDS.



Miles White, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Abbott Laboratories, a member of the GBC, said, "We know that it takes many to make a difference in this fight, and as a business community we have the opportunity to change the course of this disease in developing nations. The pharmaceutical industry has been already engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS in the developing world by expanding access to treatment, testing, education, and helping to rebuild health care infrastructures. I hope other companies will join our efforts."



Awards for Business Excellence



The GBC is presenting two Awards for Business Excellence at its annual dinner at the Kennedy Center. The Award for Business Excellence in the Workplace goes to Standard Chartered Bank an international commercial bank focused on emerging markets, which is extending its comprehensive prevention and care program, which was first launched in Africa to the entire globe. The Award for Business Excellence in the Community goes to Tata Steel IndiaÂ’s largest private sector steel company, which is continuously broadening its HIV/AIDS community education and awareness programs to educate all levels of Indian society. The GBC Awards were instituted in 1998 to identify and promote company HIV/AIDS programs benefiting workplaces and the wider community.



The Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS



The GBC is a rapidly expanding alliance of over 114 international businesses – with over 4 million employees in 178 countries - dedicated to combating the AIDS epidemic through the business sector’s unique skills and expertise. For more information go the GBC website at www. businessfightsaids. org, the leading global resource of company AIDS programs and hub of information relevant to business concerned about AIDS.



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Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS



Ashley Bommer 



Office of Ambassador Holbrooke 



Tel: + 1-212-651 6403  



Barbara Hofner 



Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS 



Tel: +1-212-846 5893



Abbott Laboratories



Chris Bona +1-847-938.5494



Melissa Brotz +1-847-935.3456



DaimlerChrysler



Han Tjan +1-212-909 9063 (USA)



Tomas Froehlich +49-711-179 3311 (Germany)



Global Business Coalition 



1515 Broadway, 45th Floor



New York, New York 10025



Tel: 212-846 5893



Fax: 212846 1939



Www. businessfightsaids. org

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