Foodtv UK Offers Hungry Audience Access to new Chefs, new Ways of Cooking and Amazing Amounts of Video

Foodtv UK Offers Hungry Audience Access to new Chefs, new Ways of Cooking and Amazing Amounts of Video



Foodtv UK, http://www. Foodtv. co. uk web site features robust library with more than 600 videos from favourite chefs Would you like a personal tour of the 2008 Taste of London with restaurant consultant Anna Johnson? Perhaps you would rather watch leading restaurateur Gary Rhodes describe his recent trip to China? If you are a food enthusiast looking for the ultimate online experience, turn to Foodtv UK, for the best recipes and the most videos developed by today's culinary leaders.



London, UK (PRWEB) January 29, 2009



Foodtv UK, http://www. Foodtv. co. uk (http://www. Foodtv. co. uk) allows users to experience food on the Web in a whole new way with a robust library of more than 600 videos. Users can choose from:

Foodtv. co. uk original Web series highlighting the best of all things food in the UK 2008 featuring chefs including Gary Rhodes and Jun Tanaka Full episodes of television programmes with US cookery stars including Giada's Weekend Getaways with Giada De Laurentiis, Healthy Appetite with registered dietician Ellie Krieger, The Barefoot Contessa with Ina Garten Short instructional recipe videos such as the 3-5 minute videos available from the "Ultimate" chef Tyler Florence that help prepare special scrumptious dishes Foodtv. co. uk is the Web home to the most illustrious chefs - familiar stars like UK's Danny Boome, Sophie Conran, Giorgio Locatelli and Michel Roux and some new faces from the US including Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Ina Garten, Duff Goldman, Rachael Ray and more.



Just like a conversation with the chef in their own kitchen, users will be able to learn from and cook along with these chefs following the gorgeous, informative videos that may be stopped and repeated at the cook's leisure to ensure a tasty result. 



Foodtv. co. uk also boasts a robust recipe library that will delight and inspire. Easily search recipes from favourite chefs Recipe search may start from type of dish, what you have in the fridge, preparation skill level or even your own personality in order to pinpoint the best recipes for you to easily impress your friends and please your family. From starters that are simple and scrumptious all the way to desserts that are divine and take no time at all, Foodtv. co. uk is the Web site to turn to for all of your recipe needs. 



About Foodtv UK, http://www. Foodtv. co. uk (http://www. Foodtv. co. uk)

Developed by Scripps Networks, leading lifestyle programmer in the US and owner of Food Network. Foodtv UK Foodtv. co. uk brings to England an online food experience that is visual and engaging with the best recipes and videos developed by culinary leaders from around the globe.



Scripps Networks is owned by Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE:SNI), the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented content for television and the Internet. The company's media portfolio includes: Lifestyle Media, with popular lifestyle television brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network and country music network Great American Country (GAC); and Interactive Services, including leading online search and comparison shopping services, Shopzilla and UK-based uSwitch and UpMyStreet.



Contact:

Narisa Wild, 1 212 401 5318

Tracy North, 0207 802 2925



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Innovation Journalism Takes Polio to the Headlines

Innovation Journalism Takes Polio to the Headlines



UNICEF & Ministry of Health holds the first National Health Media Awards to acknowledge media's leading role in achieving success in national health campaigns.



Islamabad, PK (PRWEB) July 9, 2009



UNICEF Pakistan in joint collaboration with the Ministry of Health, Government of Pakistan held the first National Health Media Awards to applaud those media initiatives, which have strongly supported the health campaigns launched nationwide. The applauded media initiatives have not only promoted the campaigns but also resulted in remarkable outreach and tangible outcome.



Mr. Amir Jahangir, Chief Executive Officer of SAMAA TV received a special award for Innovations in Health Journalism. Mr. Jahangir is known for being a media person carrying out health related initiatives to improve the overall health indicators situation in Pakistan; the special award was presented for his contribution and efforts towards the eradication of polio across Pakistan.



SAMAA TV, in joint collaboration with, UNICEF Pakistan and the Ministry of Health was the first media channel in Pakistan to establish a Polio Control Cell aimed at acting as an information bridge between the citizens and the polio control authorities. The cell, first of its kind provided instant information on the initiative to callers in the length and breadth of the country besides performing the vital task of identifying missed areas and children. Since its establishment in October 2008, more than 35,000 children have been ensured the vaccination against the polio virus, who otherwise would have been included as the missed targets during the campaigns.



Speaking on the occasion Federal Minister for Health Mir Aijaz Hussain Jakhrani said "The government is committed to protecting the children of Pakistan from the scourge of polio. We need to reach out to every eligible child, which itself is a huge task and can only be accomplished with the collaboration of all stakeholders including the media". Mr. Jakhrani applauded the media for playing a proactive role in waging a war against disease and disability. He especially hailed SAMAA TV efforts for leading from the front in this initiative.



The Polio Control Cell has also received high acknowledgement at the international forums, where Mr. Bill Gates, Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation and the Director General World Health Organization, Dr. M. Chan has applauded the SAMAA model as "THE PAKISTAN MODEL" and called it a role model to be replicated in other epidemic developing countries. The model has also been commended at the Stanford University as one of the prime Innovation Journalism case studies for Public-Private Partnership initiative for media and healthcare delivery mechanisms at the 6th Innovation Journalism Conference held in May 2009.



Speaking on the occasion Mr. Amir Jahangir, said that "this award gives a great sense of achievement, however our achievement lies more in the fact that we were among the key players in ensuring a healthier Pakistan. No doubt that given the popularity, coverage and effectiveness of SAMAA News, our support in bringing innovation to the health delivery mechanisms in Pakistan, however, this is just the beginning, we need to continue the same commitment and finish what we set out to achieve - a polio free future for our coming generations."



According to WHO, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria and Pakistan, which together accounted for 1,514 polio cases in 2008, or 91 per cent of all cases. The number of polio cases reported annually has decreased by more than 99 per cent - from 350,000 in 1988 to 1,660 cases in 2008. Pakistan has 118 polio cases during 2008, which is an increase of more than 86 cases since 2007.



Speaking at the award ceremony, Mr. Jahangir urged all the stakeholders to come forward and jointly work for a better and healthier Pakistan. Mr. Jahangir dedicated the Award to the entire SAMAA TV team for making the campaign a success.



Mr. Jahangir also emphasized that Pakistan needs to focus more on improving its Health indicators. Pakistan ranks 116th out of the 134 economies on the Global Competitiveness Index of the World Economic Forum. "The World Economic Forum at Davos ranks the competitiveness of more than 134 nations globally on an annual basis.



In April 2009, the VINNOVA-Stanford Research Center of Innovation Journalism honored Mr. Amir Jahangir as the Program Advisor to the Research Center on Global Media Development and Journalism. Mr. Jahangir has also played a crucial role in improving health reporting from Pakistan in this regard as well.



SAMAA TV is one of Pakistan's leading private satellite television channels, which takes pride in its fair, factual and independent news coverage through its on-the-hour bulletins, breaking stories, incisive political analysis and current affairs programs. The channel has also made a niche for itself through its programs on women and youth issues besides infotainment and sports. SAMAA TV, launched in December 2007 has network of district correspondents and five (5) bureaus across Pakistan along with international stringers in the Middle East, Europe and North America.



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April 28 - May 4 is National Scoop the Poop Week

April 28 - May 4 is National Scoop the Poop Week



Bellingham-based Doo Bandits encourages dog owners of the importance of cleaning up after their dogs with informational booths at city parks.



Bellingham, Washington (PRWEB) April 26, 2009



Bellingham based Doo Bandits encourages dog owners of the importance of cleaning up after their dogs during National Scoop the Poop Week, April 28 - May 4, 2009.

In association with the City of Bellingham, Doo Bandits will be available May 1, 8am to 4pm at Bloedel Donovan Park, 2214 Electric Avenue and May 2, 8am to 5pm at Lake Padden Park, 4882 Samish Way to provide pet waste information and treats for Fido.



There are approximately 27,000 dogs in Whatcom County. The average dog produces ¾ pounds of waste per day. Which means 27,750 lbs. of dog waste per day. That amount of waste can contain 1,241,730,000,000 fecal coliform bacteria.



Dennis Pate, owner of Doo Bandits says, "According to the Washington Department of Ecology, during rains, dog poop melts away and runoff carries it to storm drains, ditches and streams that feed our rivers, lakes and marine waters. The bacteria from dog poop can end up in shellfish, making people who eat those shellfish very sick. The bacteria can also make water unsafe to drink or to swim in. Nutrients from dog poop can also feed the growth of aquatic plants and algae, which, as these decay, use up oxygen in the water that fish and other aquatic life need." Pate would like to remind dog owners to pick up after their pet and carry dog waste bags when they take their dog for a walk.



Dennis recently started Doo Bandits (www. doobandits. com). With an estimated 48,000 dogs in Whatcom county, he felt the owners needed help in cleaning up the "poo"1. It's estimated to be at least 700 "poo" services throughout the country.2 Doo Bandits is Eco-Friendly and use only biodegradable trash bags and and clean their tools only with environmentally safe cleaning products after every use.



Dennis said he wants to help make your life and your pet's life a lot more enjoyable. Dog waste can affect the appearance of your yard, attract pests and flies, pollute, get on your shoes, carpet and other interior surfaces, offend the neighbors, and most importantly, it can endanger the health of your pets and your family. The "Bandit" is here to eliminate the most unpleasant "doodie" of dog ownership.



Weekly, twice a week, every other week, monthly, and one-time service is available. "When I come to your home I will collect the waste and place into double wrapped biodegradable bags for disposal. To help keep your high traffic areas sanitary I disinfect walks, porch or patios in the immediate vicinity of cleaning." Pate said.



In addition Doo Bandits will check outside water bowls and refill during the summer months. They will even advise the owner if anything appears unusual with the dog's stool.



As a member of APAWS-Association of Professional Animal Waste Specialists (Yes, there is a trade organization) Doo Bandits will strive to uphold a strict standard of what is to be expected in the care and treatment of all animals as expected of APAWS members.

During April Dennis is setting up the schedule for service during the spring and summer. He can be reached at 360-778-1291 or go to www. doobandits. com.



Contact:

Dennis or Suzanne Pate

P. O. Box 28638

Bellingham, WA 98229

360-778-1291

Email: dennis @ doobandits. com, suzanne @ doobandits. com



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Governor John Baldacci Appoints Donato J. Tramuto, CEO and Vice Chair of Physicians Interactive, to Maine Economic Growth Council

Governor John Baldacci Appoints Donato J. Tramuto, CEO and Vice Chair of Physicians Interactive, to Maine Economic Growth Council



Maine Governor John E. Baldacci has announced the appointment of Donato J. Tramuto to the Maine Economic Growth Council, a board charged with developing and evaluating the long-term economic growth plan for the state of Maine. Tramuto, who serves as CEO and Vice Chairman of health care technology company Physicians Interactive Holdings LLC, is a resident of Ogunquit, Maine, where he is also an investor in several Ogunquit businesses, creating full - or part-time jobs for 75 employees. He also serves as the chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Ogunquit. Tramuto has been widely recognized as a distinguished visionary in the fields of health care and health information technology.



Augusta, ME (PRWEB) December 14, 2010



Maine Governor John E. Baldacci has announced the appointment of Donato J. Tramuto to the Maine Economic Growth Council, a board charged with developing and evaluating the long-term economic growth plan for the state of Maine.



Tramuto, who serves as CEO and Vice Chairman of health care technology company Physicians Interactive Holdings LLC, is a resident of Ogunquit, Maine, where he is also an investor in several Ogunquit businesses, creating full - or part-time jobs for 75 employees. He also serves as the chairman of the Board of Selectmen for the Town of Ogunquit. Tramuto has been widely recognized as a distinguished visionary in the fields of health care and health information technology.



"I am pleased to appoint Donato Tramuto to the Maine Economic Growth Council," said Governor John Baldacci. "His experience in creating jobs and successfully launching new companies will be critical in helping the Council think creatively about moving Maine's economy forward. He's always had an eye on the future and a commitment to our state that will be extremely beneficial for Maine's economy in the long term."



The non-partisan Maine Economic Growth Council was created in 1993 to develop a plan for the state's economic growth and create benchmarks to assess Maine's progress. The Council includes 19 members who are appointed by the Governor, Senate President and Speaker of the House and represent voices from government, business, education, labor, and the environment. Each year the Council releases the Measures of Growth report on the Maine economy to inform the public, policymakers, and business leaders both in and outside of Maine.



"Nothing is more important to the future of the state of Maine than growing our economy in smart, effective, date-driven ways," Tramuto said. "I feel truly privileged to be part of the Maine Economic Growth Council, which provides both insight and accountability in tracking the state's progress in creating jobs and attracting businesses to Maine."



Tramuto brings to the Council more than 30 years of health care experience. Currently, he leads Physicians Interactive Holdings, the leading provider of health care information and mobile clinical decision tools to medical professionals across the U. S. and around the world. Previously, Tramuto served as CEO of i3, a global pharmaceutical services company that is part of Ingenix (a UnitedHealth Group Company). He was co-founder of Protocare, Inc., a large provider of drug development services, and corporate Vice President of Marketing/Healthcare at Caremark, where he helped create the company's first disease management program for HIV/AIDS.



Tramuto recently was named to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights Leadership Council. In 2001, he founded the Donato J. Tramuto Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships to help disadvantaged youth reach their educational goals. Tramuto also serves on the Duke University Fuqua Health Care Advisory Board, the board of Regis College, and as Vice Chairman of the Physicians Interactive Board.



About Physicians Interactive Holdings

Physicians Interactive Holdings is the leading resource for healthcare information, medication samples and mobile decision support tools to medical professional everywhere. We use the full power of our network to bring clinicians and Life Sciences Companies together in ways that will change the practice and business of medicine, for the better. Physicians Interactive Holdings has developed a foundation of user-generated, proprietary and public data that powers a networked suite of transactional applications, including eSampling, interactive learning programs and mobile solutions. Physicians Interactive Holdings is owned by Perseus LLC, a merchant bank and private equity fund management company. For more information about, visit http://www. physiciansinteractive. com.



Media Contacts

Rebecca Pollard

Capitol Consulting Group

Tel. 617.307.4471



Nancy Kavadas

Physicians Interactive

Tel. 312.961.2018



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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys Owen, Patterson & Owen Now Representing Victims of Elder Abuse

Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorneys Owen, Patterson & Owen Now Representing Victims of Elder Abuse



Owen, Patterson & Owen recently won a landmark verdict of $12.5 million for a victim of elder abuse at a Southern California senior care facility.



Valencia, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2010



Victims of elder abuse have an advocate in Los Angeles personal injury attorneys Owen, Patterson & Owen. The law firm has successfully represented elder abuse victims in the past and offers a free, no-obligation consultation to victims and their families.



In a recent elder abuse case involving a senior care facility in Southern California, Owen, Patterson & Owen won a landmark verdict of $12.5 million in damages for their client. "This case sent a strong message that the mistreatment of elders should not be tolerated," said law firm partner Gregory Owen.



A Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded Owen's client $6 million in general damages and $6.5 million in punitive damages following an incident of abuse. The $12.5 million judgment is one of the largest ever awarded for emotional trauma.



Elder abuse is a problem that is fairly widespread in America today. A 1994 survey (http://www. efmoody. com/longterm/nursingstatistics. html) indicated that approximately 5% of the nurses' aids on file with state regulators had a criminal record involving violence and/or theft. Additionally, a congressional report from 2001 (http://judiciary. senate. gov/hearings/testimony. cfm? id=935&wit_id=2649) found that state inspectors cited cases of "serious abuse" at one nursing home in 10.



The Nursing Home Reform Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act protect the rights of seniors receiving care in a nursing home. Residents have the right to be free from mental and physical abuse; be free from unnecessary physical and chemical restraints; be treated with consideration, dignity and respect; and have the right to self-determination. It is often up to the families of the elderly to seek redress when these rights are violated. Elder abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual, financial, or involve neglect or health care fraud.



Symptoms of abuse include unexplained injuries or personality change, neglect, or inappropriate physical restraint. A broader list of the warning signs of abuse is available at the Owen, Patterson & Owen Los Angeles elder abuse attorney (http://www. opolaw. com/PracticeAreas/elder-abuse-attorney. asp) website page.



Owen, Patterson & Owen offers a free, no-obligation consultation to victims of elder abuse and their families available via the company's website or by calling the firm's toll-free number listed at the bottom of this page. "We take our responsibility towards the people we represent in personal injury cases very seriously," said Rick Patterson.



About Owen, Patterson & Owen:

Since 1977, the Owen, Patterson and Owen (OPO) team has successfully handled a range of personal injury cases ranging from medical malpractice to birth accidents and wrongful death. Serving clients nationwide and headquartered in Valencia, Southern California, the personal injury law firm's clients rely on them to look out for their best interests. The firm's dedicated Los Angeles personal injury attorneys (http://www. opolaw. com/) played an instrumental role in obtaining a $4.85 billion settlement of the dangerous drug Vioxx and a record-setting $35 million pretrial settlement on behalf of a 12-year-old brain-damaged Palmdale girl. OPO Law now also represents clients who have experienced elder abuse. For more information, please visit www. OPOLaw. com or call 866.654.4947



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What Would Jesus Pasteurize?

What Would Jesus Pasteurize?



Mandatory almond pasteurization restricts consumer rights and religious freedom.



Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 2, 2007



As of September 1, 2007, all almonds produced in California, which are destined for the U. S., Canada, and Mexico will be required to undergo pasteurization, or at least that is the ruling passed by the Almond Board of California with the backing of the USDA. Raw foodists around the world depend on a reversal of this ruling and followers of the Essene teachings may face giving up one of their staples.



The basic reason for this exercise in control over citizen's food is two separate incidents of salmonella poisoning found in raw almonds over the last six years. These incidents involved conventional almonds, not organic almonds. Even though no incidents of salmonella poisoning have been reported from organic raw almonds, the Almond Board has decided that they, too, should be pasteurized. So, while there has been no evidence that raw organic almonds are susceptible to salmonella poisoning, the Almond Board is taking away the major source of one of raw foodists' staples.



Another problem with this ruling is that the pasteurized almonds will not be required to be labeled as pasteurized. Consumers may see pasteurized almonds labeled only as “raw” almonds. If the pasteurized almonds are not labeled as “pasteurized”, this will be misleading to consumers and removes the public's ability to make informed decisions.



If there were a lot of other sources of raw almonds, this ruling might not be as serious an issue. However, California happens to be the only U. S. state commercially growing almonds. In addition, California grows about 80% of the world’s almonds, according to the Almond Board of California website.



If this ruling is not reversed, consumers may unwillingly consume pasteurized almonds. Some raw foodists may become ill as a result and they may have to decide between ending a 100% raw diet and ending their consumption of almonds. A better option may be to help the Almond Board “see the light” regarding raw organic almonds. It is not September yet, and consumers need to know both sides of the story.



Citizens of the United States have the freedom to follow the religion of their choice. This may sound strange when discussing the topic of almond pasteurization. Most pasteurization is a form of cooking. There are, in the Essene teachings, quotes from Jesus (Yashua) that state “…prepare not your foods with the fire of death, which kills your foods, your bodies and your souls also.” Many who follow the raw food diet can understand why Jesus would say such a thing. People have experienced improved, even amazing, health as a result of not cooking their food. Because followers of the Essene teachings, which include eating raw foods, may no longer be able to purchase almonds in their raw state, this ruling is actually treading on their religious rights. The Almond Board may be replacing a raw staple with a pasteurized one. If the Essene followers are unable to find other truly raw sources of almonds, they either turn their backs on the teachings or stop eating the almonds. How can this happen in the U. S.?



This aspect of the almond controversy is addressed on a new website. You may have heard of “What Would Jesus Do?” How about http://WhatWouldJesusPasteurize. com (http://WhatWouldJesusPasteurize. com)? There is compelling information on this site about the almond issue and the resulting religious implications. The site also tells visitors some of the things they can do to reverse this ruling. If consumers wish to retain their right to choose raw foods and citizens wish for us all to maintain our religious freedoms, they should act now.



Raw foodists around the world are doing their best to get this ruling reversed. In the mean time, stock up on your raw almonds… while they are still raw.



Contact: 

Jeff Rogers

206-547-8224

Http://WhatWouldJesusPasteurize. com (http://WhatWouldJesusPasteurize. com)

Pr @ WhatWouldJesusPasteurize. com



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Learning About Alternative Living at the Natural Schoolhouse

Learning About Alternative Living at the Natural Schoolhouse



The Old Schoolhouse Magazine creates column highlighting natural and organic products, tips for natural healthy living and interviews with experts regarding organics, nutrition, and alternative medicine.



Dandridge, TN (PRWEB) December 9, 2005



Readers of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine are now offered yet another excellent family resource. The magazine recently introduced a new department called “The Natural Schoolhouse”. This new column helps readers learn about herbs, homeopathic remedies, alternative medicine and healthy diet and lifestyles. Judging from the enthusiastic responses from readers, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine has hit upon a high interest topic and will be developing the “Natural Schoolhouse” section further.



Melonie K. Murray, Director of Public Relations, stated, “Like many homeschool moms, I am constantly looking for ways to improve the health and general well-being of my family. The modern world we live in has become so processed, preserved and pre-packaged that it’s hard to know what living ‘naturally’ is like.” Families have been looking for this information and are pleased to have it included with the magazine that they already love and trust so much.



The Fall 2005 issue includes an article in which Rebekah Anast explains the calming benefit of herbs. Martha Greene of Marmee's Kitchen also contributes by explaining how to use granola to include the wholesome benefit of grains by serving it with dairy products, nuts and seeds to become a complete protein. Just in time for the holiday season, Mrs. Greene includes recipes for creating granola gifts packaged in homemade gift bags or interesting glass jars. Summer 2005, the issue in which the new column made its debut, included an interview with Dianne Craft, MA, CNHP, and a list of vitamins and supplements to stock in the basic medicine cabinet.



Readers are invited to send their questions or comments about organic products, natural living and herbal remedies, as well as their stories about their journey along the path to “green” living. Companies in the natural living or health care markets may contact The Old Schoolhouse Magazine regarding inclusion in upcoming issues.



About The Old Schoolhouse Magazine:



The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is the highest quality homeschool magazine on the market with approximately 200 pages per issue. The publication is distributed across North America via newsstands and subscription; international readers are serviced by volunteer coordinators and subscription.



Contact:



Nancy Carter, Public Relations Assistant



The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC



Www. TheHomeschoolMagazine. com



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EBI Consulting Completes 100th Electromagnetic Energy Evaluation For T-Mobile

EBI Consulting Completes 100th Electromagnetic Energy Evaluation For T-Mobile



The evaluations demonstrate t-mobile’s commitment to the safety of its workers and the public.



Burlington, MA (PRWEB) June 27, 2006 –-



EBI Consulting, a national engineering and environmental, health and safety consulting firm based in Burlington, Massachusetts, today announced that the firm has recently completed the 100th electromagnetic energy evaluation for its client, T-Mobile. An electromagnetic energy evaluation provides an estimate of the electromagnetic energy that is emitted from a rooftop or tower wireless telecommunications radio frequency transmission site.



“The completion of the 100th electromagnetic energy evaluation is a milestone. T-Mobile is at the forefront of commissioning electromagnetic energy evaluations, thus demonstrating their sincerity on this important issue,” said Jeffrey Previte, managing consultant in EBI Consulting’s telecommunications services group.



To perform an electromagnetic energy evaluation, health and safety experts at EBI Consulting analyze wireless telecommunications site diagrams and determine the recommended maximum amount of time an individual can be exposed to the energy emitted by these sites based on proximity to the site. The result of the analysis is a customized, easy-to-read site plan that displays safety sign placement areas and maximum suggested exposure times in relation to worker proximity to the RF transmission site.



“We’re very appreciative that T-Mobile selected EBI Consulting to assist them on this project, and we look forward to supporting them in meeting one of their many health and safety goals by completing this project,” said Mr. Previte.



About EBI Consulting:



EBI Consulting was founded in 1989 with the purpose of creating value for our clients through innovative applications of engineering assessments, environmental health and safety (EH&S) management, and due diligence techniques. The firm provides its clients with technical expertise that assists them in meeting compliance deadlines and in managing crucial projects on time and within operating budget. Each of EBI Consulting’s principals brings extensive experience in facility engineering and environmental, health and safety management, environmental assessment and cleanup, and related consulting services. EBI Consulting is known for the quality of its product, the professionalism and business expertise of its consultants, and the personalized nature of its services. EBI Consulting has offices nationwide, ensuring efficient and expedited services. For more information, please visit http://www. ebiconsulting. com (http://www. ebiconsulting. com).



EBI Consulting—Creating Value for Your Business



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Singapore Medicine - Singapore Doctors Use Hi-Tech Implant to Add Space to Narrowed Spinal Canals

Singapore Medicine - Singapore Doctors Use Hi-Tech Implant to Add Space to Narrowed Spinal Canals



Singapore's ParkwayHealth is the first healthcare group in Southeast Asia to offer the In-Space percutaneous interspinous distraction device, a revolutionary spinal procedure.



Singapore (PRWEB) November 18, 2008



Singapore's ParkwayHealth is the first healthcare group in Southeast Asia to offer the In-Space percutaneous interspinous distraction device, a revolutionary spinal procedure (http://www. singaporemedicine. com).



It is the bane of many elderly folk -- buttocks and lower back pain. Also known as lumbar spinal stenosis, this is when spinal discs undergo wear and tear from natural degeneration. In the process, the spinal canals are narrowed and nerves may be impinged, causing the typical symptoms.



To correct the problem, open surgery or a laminectomy may become necessary to distract the two vertebrae apart and decompress or release pressure on the nerve root. However, for suitable patients, a new procedure involving an implantable device is now available. Not only does it treat the symptoms with improved results but it spares the patient much discomfort and inconvenience.



Developed in Munich, Germany in 2005 and launched in Europe a year later, the In-Space percutaneous interspinous distraction device (http://www. singaporemedicine. com/leadingmedhub/leadingmedhub1.asp) was designed as a tissue-sparing alternative to the laminectomy. The former only requires a small incision of around 2cm compared to 10cm or bigger for the latter.



With the aid of X-ray imaging, a wire is then guided to the space that needs to be widened or distracted. An implant (drum) is then railroaded between the affected spinous processes to widen the space between them. Specially-designed metal 'wings' help keep the implant in place by catching onto the adjacent vertebrae.



Unlike a laminectomy, In-Space does not involve the removal of any bone and damaging of any muscles, thus ensuring that the stability of the spine is not compromised in any way.



Since it is a minimally-invasive procedure, patients will not have to tolerate much pain, excessive bleeding, a long hospital stay, and invariably, enjoy a quicker return to work. Surgery for a single level of vertebrae with a traditional laminectomy would take approximately between two and three hours while the In-Space procedure takes just under an hour to complete.



Dr Razmi Rahmat, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at ParkwayHealth's Mount Elizabeth Hospital (http://www. singaporemedicine. com/hcp/hcp1.asp), is one of a few surgeons in Asia trained to do the procedure, the first of which was carried out in August 2008.



"The most important thing is that this procedure is not done in the spinal canal, so the risk of nerve damage is negligible. There is no direct manipulation of the nerves. In fact, besides doing it accurately under image guidance, we are working very far away from the danger zones," maintains Dr Razmi. 



The suitable patients are usually those between 40 and 70 years of age displaying necessary lumbar spinal stenosis symptoms (http://www. singaporemedicine. com/healthcaredest/sg. asp). Still, not everyone can present as an ideal candidate for In-Space. While leg and buttock pain is a common symptom, the patient needs to feel relief the moment he or she sits down.



Dr Razmi explains, "This is a sign that the degeneration is not severe and is still in an early stage. If the pain is ever-present, then this won't work. A laminectomy will then be necessary to relieve the nerve. Still, I'm confident that although its applications are limited for now, more degenerative spinal conditions will in time, be treatable with In-Space."



The In-Space percutaneous interspinous distraction procedure (http://www. singaporemedicine. com/leadingmedhub/leadingmedhub1.asp) costs approximately US$10,000 for a single level of vertebrae done in Singapore. In the US, the procedure for use of the device is still awaiting approval from the Food and Drug Administration and is expected to cost at least twice as much as in Singapore.



About the ParkwayHealth

ParkwayHealth owns Mount Elizabeth Hospital, Gleneagles Hospital and the East Shore Hospital and plans to launch the Novena Hospital in 2011. We have a total of 15 hospitals around the region providing 3,277 beds and the expertise of 1,500 accredited medical professionals in a wide range of specialist fields. We also operate over 45 International Patient Assistance Centers across the globe, bringing quality, integrated healthcare to patients wherever they may be. For more information on ParkwayHealth, visit www. parkwayhealth. com



About the SingaporeMedicine Initiative

Launched in 2003, SingaporeMedicine is a multi-agency government-industry partnership committed to strengthening Singapore's position as Asia's leading medical hub and international health care destination (http://www. singaporemedicine. com). Led by the Ministry of Health of Singapore, SingaporeMedicine is supported by three government agencies: the Economic Development Board, which develops industry capabilities, the International Enterprise Singapore, which fosters regionalism by Singapore-based health care players, and the Singapore Tourism Board, which markets Singapore as a healthcare destination to inbound international patients and develops associated people-oriented services. (www. singaporemedicine. com)



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Home Contractor Cuts Corners

Home Contractor Cuts Corners



Most people believe home improvement contractors are notorious for cutting corners. Yet hereÂ’s a project that has had its corners cut in all the best ways. These cut corners are not examples of shoddy workmanship, they are the features of exceptional design.



(PRWEB) December 29, 2004



While typical homes are somewhat rectangular in shape, this early 1980’s two-story home had its corners “cut off.” Sylvain Côté, the owner of Absolute Remodeling Corporation, intends to maintain the homes original octagonal shape and large structural chimney at its core. His plans include adding an additional story to the existing “upside down home,” as it is sometimes referred to when the bedrooms are downstairs, relocating the bedrooms upstairs where they ought to be. The floors of the home are supported by twenty-three large, two hundred year old antique beams fastened to the chimney, borrowing Gustav Stickley practical concept of merging utilitarian and aesthetic ideals, found in the Arts & Crafts movement. The absence of interior load bearing walls on all levels offers complete design flexibility and is good foresight; when the kids move out, the master bedroom can become doubled in size in an instant.



But the bigger story of this 3600 square foot “open floor plan” lakefront home is that it is a Green home, an Energy Star certified home, and a Zero Energy home.



Green homes reduce energy consumption, protect ecosystems and more importantly the occupantÂ’s health. Building and remodeling green is not much different than conventional construction. It starts with the design. Home orientation is considered. Renewable, low maintenance, long lasting building materials are given priority. Engineered lumber instead of dimensional lumber is preferred, which along with advanced framing techniques, reduces the amount of wood necessary for framing by as much as 33 percent. Natural passive heating and cooling is used as much as possible. A high level of quality insulation is a must.



Energy Star certified homes use proven technologies and advanced building practices that ensure your home is as energy efficient as possible. Energy Star labeled homes must pass a stringent evaluation, including computer-based energy analysis, inspections, and certification testing. New York Energy Star program standards are the highest or about to become the highest in the country, making them above national standards. IsnÂ’t nice to know that New York State is the pioneer of such programs?



Zero Energy homes (ZEH) combine state-of-the-art, energy-efficient construction and appliances with commercially available renewable energy systems such as solar water heating and solar electricity. A ZEH, like most homes, is connected to the utility grid, but can be designed and constructed to produce as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis. With its reduced energy needs and renewable energy systems, a ZEH can, over the course of a year, give back as much energy to the utility as it takes.



It is impossible to grasp the magnitude of this project without paying a visit to the Absolute Remodeling Corporations award winning Web site. You will find over fifty pages dedicated to this project alone, which is called “Transformations.” On the site, you will also find pictures taken periodically from a time lapse camera, as well as several dozen video clips.



Perhaps a bit entertaining, but certainly informative, is the new impressive compilation of the most innovative, best performing building products. Manufacturers have competed against each other to “make the cut” and earn a share of Transformations. You will also find over one hundred links to relevant Web sites and related articles.



No “cutting of corners” here, this online library is expanding every week and can be valuable to any future homeowner contemplating a green construction project. The choices homeowners face when building can certainly be intimidating, confusing and overwhelming. It is not surprising, since over 3000 components makes up the average home. Using the Internet certainly facilitates the selections task, but only www. absoluteremodeling. com has all the latest information related to green home building “under one roof.”



DonÂ’t waste the most precious, non-renewable commodity and resource that none of us can afford to waste -- time. Use our library.



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A $50,000 Guarantee Offered By Prominent Leadership Authority

A $50,000 Guarantee Offered By Prominent Leadership Authority



Celebrated leadership session he began at New York's Princeton Club in 1993 "Being Taken To The World."



Williamstown, MA (PRWEB) November 16, 2005



Businesses needing to get significant increases both in immediate and long term results can take advantage of a new "$50,000 guarantee" offered by The Filson Leadership Group, Inc.



The guarantee is tied to a one-day Leadership Talk session given by FLG's founder and president, Brent Filson, to select business leaders across the nation.



Filson started giving the One-day Leadership Talk sessions at the Princeton Club in New York City in 1993 and continued giving them every month at the Club for more than a decade.



Over the years, leaders from a variety of top global companies have participated, boosting their careers using Leadership Talks. 



"Now I'm taking the One-day sessions to the world," Filson says. "They're being given at retreats and other kinds of company meetings, on or off company sites -- wherever we can get a group of enterprising leaders together in a room for a day." 



Each session involves having participants learn the basic processes of The Leadership Talk -- described in Filson's latest book, The Leadership Talk: The Greatest Leadership Tool -- then putting together action plans using Leadership Talks to achieve big increases in hard, measured results back on their jobs.



Filson says, "Here's the guarantee: If the combined action plans of the participants don't get the company on track to achieving at least $50,000 in hard measure results, I'll return my fee. The results will be sizable. The results will come in a specific length of time. The results will be larger than the leaders are achieving now. The results can be measured, validated, and used as springboards for even more results. The results can be translated into money saved/earned. The results can't be achieved without the help of Leadership Talks. By the way, leaders who go through the session typically get far more than $50,000 in results, results they would not otherwise have gotten. Businesses without Leadership Talks are missing out on huge streams of revenue."



Filson observes that The Leadership Talk is such a powerful, results-reaping tool, it doesn't matter what results leaders and their companies are looking for. Here are just some of the results achieved by Leadership Talks after the One-day session, according to Filson: speed, productivity, operations efficiencies, sales closes, sales leads, sales to new customers, failure prevention, health and safety, quality, training, logistics, marketing targets, new revenue streams, sales erosion, price, supply chain management, cost reductions, demand flow activities and technologies, inventory turns, cycle time reductions, materials and parts management.



Article by Filson on The Leadership Talk: http://www. actionleadership. com/articles/0018.html (http://www. actionleadership. com/articles/0018.html)



Filson's special site for meeting planners: http://www. brentfilson. com (http://www. brentfilson. com)



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FINALLY--A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED TO SAVE THOUSANDS ON THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE EXPENSE

FINALLY--A MAJOR BREAKTHROUGH FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED TO SAVE THOUSANDS ON THEIR HEALTH INSURANCE EXPENSE.



A tax code for the self-employed to write off 100% of their medical premiums and medical expenses off their taxes to help offset the high cost of health insurance. Average savings $2,500.



(PRWEB) December 6, 2003



Since 1999, the Association 105 Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA) has saved NASE members more than $47 million in taxes. The average Association 105 HRA member saved more than $3,000 in 2002.



This is a call you can't afford not to make. You may already qualify, but you must contact the Association 105 HRA representatives to enroll. The service is absolutely FREE to new NASE Members in the first year of membership. Existing and renewing NASE Members receive a discounted rate of $120 per year.



Do you pay for any of the following medical-related expenses?



*Health Insurance Premiums



*Vision



*Prescriptions



*Chiropractic



*Physician Office Visits



*Deductibles & Co-Payments



*Long-Term Care Premiums



*Dental Care & Orthodontia



This Member Advantage benefit provides small-business owners the ability to deduct 100% of their health insurance premiums, as well as 100% of their non-insured medical expenses from state, federal, and self-employment taxes.



It also offers increased flexibility over the standard Section 105 deduction, along with the ability to carry forward unused benefit dollars to the next plan year!

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World's First Music Search & Discovery Tool for the Apple iPod Touch Unveiled: iPod Touch Owners to Join Millions of SeeqPod Users Who Share Immediate Access to Over 8 Million Tracks Available on the Internet

World's First Music Search & Discovery Tool for the Apple iPod Touch Unveiled: iPod Touch Owners to Join Millions of SeeqPod Users Who Share Immediate Access to Over 8 Million Tracks Available on the Internet



SeeqPod, the search engine technology company specializing in playable search results, announced today its release of SeeqPod Music Search & Discovery for the Apple iPod Touch. The first of its kind, this new application is only available at http://seeqpod. com/ipod. SeeqPod also recently announced its compatibility with the iPhone, enabling users everywhere to access the Internet's vast catalog of media more easily and freely.



EMERYVILLE, Calif. (PRWEB) September 19, 2007



 "The amount of music on the Internet is much larger than music found in localized catalogs or physical inventories," said Kasian Franks, co-founder and CEO, SeeqPod, Inc. "It's also a well known fact now that the Internet has a growing inventory filled with mashups, mixes and music of all kinds." Franks added, "SeeqPod understands that today and in the future search results need to be played in order for relevance to be apparent."



Now, SeeqPod. com users are able to build playlists and instantaneously access them using the new iPod Touch and iPhone. As playlists are published to the iPod Touch, they can be shared with anyone else using an iPod Touch, iPhone or the SeeqPod. com Website.



For an iPod Touch video demo: http://www. seeqpod. com/demo/ipodtouchdemo. wmv (http://www. seeqpod. com/demo/ipodtouchdemo. wmv)



For an iPhone video demo: http://www. seeqpod. com/demo/iphonedemo. wmv (http://www. seeqpod. com/demo/iphonedemo. wmv)



Like any other search engine such as Google or Yahoo, SeeqPod crawls, indexes, searches, displays and links to search results. While SeeqPod enables users to Search, it also enables users to Discover, thus allowing results with hidden connections which would not ordinarily be found. SeeqPod's search capabilities can be applied to any vertical such as Music, Music Video, Sports, Celebrity Search, Health, Finance as well as matching contextually relevant advertising to content.



ABOUT SEEQPOD



SeeqPod is the home for playable search results. The SeeqPod (pronounced 'seek-pod') algorithm emulates the human brain, the best search and discovery engine on Earth. SeeqPod's vertically targeted crawlers crawl the deepest parts of the web to enable Internet-wide search and discovery of anything that can be linked to and then played, or shared with friends. SeeqPod understands that in the near future most search results will need to be played in one form or another.



Originally developed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), SeeqPod Inc. was founded by Kasian Franks, Raf Podowski and Shekhar Lodha in 2005 and is headquartered in Emeryville, California. For more details see http://seeqpod. com (http://seeqpod. com).



'Playable Search' is a registered trademark of SeeqPod, Inc.

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The US Pharmaceutical Industry Needs to Combat the Perception that it is Employers' Enemy, Incurring Enormous Costs for Little Return

The US Pharmaceutical Industry Needs to Combat the Perception that it is Employers' Enemy, Incurring Enormous Costs for Little Return



Dublin (PRWEB) February 6, 2006



Research and Markets (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c32101 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c32101)) has announced the addition of Employers Role in the U. S. Health Care System: Part 1-The Nonelderly Population to their offering.



U. S. employers have many incentives to ensure that their employees (and their employees' dependents) receive a high standard of health care, but expanding and improving health care provision are expensive. Ever-increasing expenditures present employers with a dilemma: they want to ensure a high standard of health care for their employees but need to control their spending on such benefits. How best, then, for companies to proceed?



In this report, Part 1 of a two-part series on employers' evolving role in the U. S. health care system, Decision Resources examine the level of access to employer-sponsored health insurance in the United States and consider the increasing cost of providing such benefits. The report then focus on prescription drug benefits, analyzing employers' present and future cost-containment strategies and reviewing the role played by pharmacy benefit management companies (PBMs). Decision Resources also discuss the growth of consumerism in the U. S. health care system. The report concludes with an assessment of the outlook and implications for the pharmaceutical industry.



For more information on Part 2, please search the site for "Employers Role in the U. S. Health Care System: Part 2-The Medicare Population"



Business Implications



Employer-sponsored health insurance is by far the most important source of health care coverage in the United States. In 2003, approximately 159 million nonelderly U. S. residents received employer-sponsored health insurance. However, access to such coverage has declined since 2001, while the ranks of the uninsured have grown, reaching 45 million in 2003. Almost all covered workers in employer-sponsored health plans receive prescription drug benefits. Approximately 200 million U. S. residents (68% of the population) have these benefits administered by pharmacy benefit management companies (PBMs). Employers want PBMs to be more transparent about the discounts and rebates they negotiate from pharmaceutical companies and to be more active in promoting the use of generics and other inexpensive medicines. To defend themselves against growing criticism, PBMs may have to distance themselves from the pharmaceutical industry.



Employers are likely to adopt increasingly aggressive pharmaceutical cost-containment strategies. Multitier formularies will become more common and more complex, as more and more employers instruct their health plans and PBMs to add fourth and fifth tiers to their formulary designs. Copayments for branded medicines (especially nonpreferred brands) will continue to increase rapidly, and



Coinsurance for the upper tiers of formularies will become more common. Economies of scale afforded by mail-order pharmacy will prompt a growing number of employers to offer mail-order discounts or even to impose mandatory use of mail-order pharmacy. The expiration of patents on many blockbuster drugs in the next several years will stimulate the generics market. With an expanded arsenal of generic drugs available, it will be easier for employers to justify policies such as mandatory use of generics.



Consumerism—the policy of requiring consumers to assume increased economic responsibility for their health care choices and (potentially) to bear a greater proportion of costs—is expected to expand rapidly in the next several years. Employees will have greater freedom to make choices about their health care but might try to cut their costs to avoid incurring high deductibles. Drug manufacturers should seek ways to interact more directly with employers, especially very large organizations. For example, pharmaceutical companies could play a role in employers' disease management programs. Sponsoring health-related Web sites would be another way to support employers. Above all, the pharmaceutical industry needs to combat the perception that it is employers' enemy, incurring enormous costs for little return. It is critical to demonstrate the value of innovative medicines.



Overview Access to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Cost of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Prescription Drug Benefits Cost-Containment Measures Pharmacy Benefit Management The Rise of Consumerism Outlook and Implications for the Pharmaceutical Industry



Companies mentioned in this report include:



Medco Health Solutions



For more information visit http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c32101 (http://www. researchandmarkets. com/reports/c32101) Decision Resources



Laura Wood



Senior Manager



Research and Markets



Fax: +353 1 4100 980



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CAI’s 2006 Annual Employment and Labor Law Update Featuring Keynote on Workplace Violence from May 24-25, 2006 in Raleigh, NC

CAI’s 2006 Annual Employment and Labor Law Update Featuring Keynote on Workplace Violence from May 24-25, 2006 in Raleigh, NC



A Two-Day Seminar in Raleigh, NC Led by Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P. C. on State and Federal Employment Laws featuring keynote from expert Dr. Dennis Davis on Workplace Violence.



Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 29, 2006



CAI's Annual Employment and Labor Law Update provides employers a one-stop opportunity to stay updated on state and federal employment laws, as well as recent court decisions affecting personnel policies and practices. This two-day program is led by experienced attorneys with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P. C., experts in state and federal labor and employment law, and features a keynote from Dr. Dennis Davis on Workplace Violence.



Dr. Dennis Davis is considered a national expert on Workplace Violence. An internationally recognized leader in behavioral risk management, he focuses on the critical areas of workplace violence prevention, sexual harassment prevention, and cultural diversity. His highly acclaimed book, Threats Pending, Fuses Burning: Managing Workplace Violence is widely considered the most effective guide to preventing workplace violence. His keynote presentation will focus on understanding and detecting the early warning signs, symptoms, and behaviors of individuals escalating toward violent acting out.



Expert presenters provide additional information on:



 How to Handle Employment Issues from a Legal Perspective  New Regulations and New Developments in Compliance  Affirmative Action/EEO Update  The Top 10 Employer Mistakes That Result in Litigation  ADA and FMLA  Workers’ Compensation  Workplace Harassment Law  Affirmative Action The seminar format provides the opportunity for interaction between attendees and attorneys to address specific employer issues.



“The seminar covers all aspects of Labor & Employment Law including in-depth information on EEO, labor relations, wage and hour and other state and federal laws affecting employers. Attendees will receive updates of developments over the year in key areas of employment law to help their organization remain compliant. We are honored this year to have Dr. Dennis Davis, a national expert on Workplace Violence, as our keynote speaker,” says Matt Keen, Shareholder at Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P. C.



“The Employment and Labor Law Update is one of the most highly anticipated events CAI provides, approximately 250 human resources and management professionals attended last year. With the keynote’s focus on workplace violence, you are sure to learn thought provoking content to create a safe environment for employees and the latest labor and employment laws to stay compliant,” says Bruce Clarke, CEO at CAI.



The Annual Employment and Labor Law Update is scheduled for 9am-4pm, May 24-25, 2006 at the NCSU McKimmon Center and includes lunch and break refreshments.



For more information, visit: http://www. capital. org/seminars/description/129.html (http://www. capital. org/seminars/description/129.html)



About Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P. C.



Ogletree Deakins is the nation's third largest labor and employment law firm, representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. The firm has more than 300 lawyers located in 24 offices from Miami to Los Angeles. The firm has three offices in North Carolina. In addition to handling labor and employment law matters, the firm has thriving practices focused on business immigration, employee benefits, and workplace safety and health law. Ogletree Deakins represents a diverse range of clients, including more than half of the Fortune 50 corporations in the U. S.



About CAI



CAI is a non-profit employers’ association serving the greater Research Triangle, Piedmont Triad, and 65 eastern counties of North Carolina. With offices in Raleigh and Greensboro, CAI provides over 1,200 member companies with executive, management and human resources information and services, including day-to-day telephone guidance, advice and training. More information is available at www. capital. org.



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Wellbeing Lifestyles to Donate Portion of Profits to Katrina Victims

Wellbeing Lifestyles to Donate Portion of Profits to Katrina Victims



Wellbeing Lifestyles, a leading provider of online wellness programs will donate 15% of profits from September and October sales to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief fund.



Grass Valley, California (PRWEB) September 12, 2005



During the months of September and October, Wellbeing Lifestyles will donate 15 percent of the profits from sales of their innovative on-line Stress Reduction & Personal Renewal Program™ to the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina Relief fund.



“Our business is promoting wellness and a healthy lifestyle,” says Troy Rampy, President of Wellbeing Lifestyles. “As such, we feel a responsibility to do our share in helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina meet their basic survival needs.”



Mr. Rampy adds that between now and the end of the year Wellbeing Lifestyles will also offer their Stress Reduction & Personal Renewal™ program at a significant discount to organizations involved in the rescue and support efforts, as well as to stress management professionals.



“Both the displaced victims of the hurricane and those who've experienced first-hand the devastation it caused will be dealing with this tragedy long after the initial rescue operation is completed. Our program is designed to help individuals successfully manage and eliminate the stressors in their lives that can cause serious health problems down the road.”



Organizations and stress management professionals are encouraged to contact Wellbeing Lifestyles at 1-800-474-4668 or 1-530-478-1100, to learn more about the program and the discounts available.



Wellbeing Lifestyles, based in Grass Valley, California, is a division of International Learning Center, Inc., multi-media training specialists since 1983. ILC has been featured in USA Today and is the founder of the Sacramento Wellbeing Festival, featuring well-known authors, speakers and entertainers, and supported by over two dozen corporate and non-profit sponsors.



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Specialty Answering Service Lists Top 10 Fastest Growing Services

Specialty Answering Service Lists Top 10 Fastest Growing Services



Todd Cardin Ranks Services.



King Of Prussia, PA (PRWEB) March 28, 2006



Todd Cardin of Specialty Answering Service announced today the companies ten fasting growing divisions for 2005. The results are based on growth percentages for the calendar year of 2005



10. Limousine Dispatch Answering Service



Limousine Dispatch Answering Service answers phone calls from companies just like yours all over the United States. You have worked hard to perfect your limousine companies reputation and we serve to maintain and increase your reputation of excellence. Many limousine companies advertise the fact that they do not use an answering service...we are breaking the mold. With our phone answering expertise, we have evolved from an answering service to a professional, knowledgeable representative for your limousine company.



9. Contractors Answering Service



Contractors Answering Service is a specialty answering service established solely to provide outstanding call center support for companies within the building and construction industries. The extensive list of companies we service ranges from building contractors to welding contractors and everything in between. Our live operator service takes calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without interruption.



8.Apartment Specialty Answering Service



Answering Services For Apartment Complexes, Condominiums, Property Management Firms, Hotels, & Motels.



Live Operator Apartment Answering Services: Answering Service designed for America's apartment industry. Our answering service is equipped to handle the needs of the apartment industry. From lead capture to assisting tenants with their maintenance problems, we can help your apartment grow.



7. Mental Health On Call Answering Service



Answering Service Applications For Mental Health Professionals Including Psychiatrists, Therapists, Psychologists, Counselors, and Psychotherapists.



Live Operator Answering Services: As a member of the mental health community, if you are looking for the services of an answering service, you absolutely need to choose the correct one for your mental health practice. Perhaps the main concern of mental health professionals is "Will my calls be managed with care and reliability?". With Specialty Answering Service, the answer is "Yes".



6. After Hours Funeral Answering Service



Answering Service For Funeral Homes & Affiliated Businesses



Live Operator Funeral Answering Service: The operators at Funeral Specialty Answering Service understand the need for compassion in such a critical time. We are committed to representing your funeral business and the entire funeral industry as you would.



Superior technology, quick response, caring operators, and a reliable structure are some of the many reasons why Specialty TAS's Funeral Answering Service excels at providing the funeral industry with a superior answering service solution. The most emotionally difficult times for your callers needs to be the time where your answering service operates with the utmost efficiency. Please consider the following quick points describing what makes our Funeral Answering Service the industry standard in mixing quality with compassion.



5. Restoration Answering Service



Live Answering Service for Cleaning & Restoration Firms



Welcome To Your Peace of Mind: There is no way around it. In the restoration industry, when you are not available to answer your calls, you need an answering service you can rely on. Voicemail, answering machines, or cell phones are an un-acceptable method of managing emergency calls in the restoration industry. Specialty's restoration answering service exists for one purpose, to help you help families and businesses overcome devastating losses and setbacks from fire, flood, and wind damage.



Let's face it, the restoration industry is an expensive industry. Each job you land comes with a large price tag. Do you want to risk hundreds of thousands of dollars to a machine or an un-reliable answering service? Specialty TAS's restoration answering service division is here to offer you what we can: peace of mind in knowing a reliable & professional live operator answering service will be managing your calls when you need us the most



4. Caregivers Answering Service



Answering Service For Home Health, Hospice, Home Care, And Elderly Care Professionals



Caring Answering Service Support: Specialty Answering Service's Home Health division is dedicated to providing professional, caring, and reliable message management and dispatch support to the home health & hospice industry. We provide after-hours answering service support as well as support during normal business hours.



In your industry, calls must be handled quickly while still reacting to the sensitivity of the caller. At the same time, non-emergency calls must also be managed professionally and with a friendly demeanor. This basic philosophy is what sets our home health answering service apart from our competition.



3. MedTas Answering Service



Medical Call Center Service For Physicians and Medical Professionals



Live Operator Medical Call Center: Specialty TAS has created a medical call center division truly dedicated to the needs of the physician and the medical specialist. Our service boasts the industry's most advanced call centers, nationwide availability, and the lowest prices combined with the best service.



Your medical practice needs a reliable and caring medical call center, capable of projecting a friendly and responsible attitude towards your patients while managing dispatch of your urgent messages with surgical precision. Let Specialty TAS be your service. Here are just a few reasons why our medical call center service reigns supreme over the answering service industry.



2. Real Estate Answering Service



Live Operator Answering Service for The Real Estate Industry



Voicemail Is Killing Your Business: Many businesses in the real estate industry from independent agents to large firms still use voicemail, answering machines, and automation to manage their calls when they are unavailable. Every day your real estate industry business could be losing calls (and profits) because the phone wasn't answered by you or a live operator answering service when they called. When your customers call, sometimes they don't abide by your schedule and need immediate assistance. Forcing them to wait for a response until you are available is un-acceptable and can result in losing that customer or client. That's where our real estate answering service can help.



1. Website Receptionist



Advanced Call Center for Businesses Requiring CRM, Advanced Capabilities, and Total/Partial Product Fulfillment Services



Live Operator Advanced Call Center Solutions: Specialty TAS's Web site Receptionist division is prepared to aid you in enhancing your brand and growing your business. Our advanced call center service combines web integrated technology with highly trained customer service personnel to offer your business the pinnacle of customer relationship & customer care solutions as well as total integrated product fulfillment.



All of our advanced call center accounts are individually tailored to meet and exceed your businesses present and future needs. And, with our advanced technology and web integrated fulfillment and package management, we are able to merge seamlessly into your pre-existing business protocol. Our advanced call center operators grow as your product grows, becoming more knowledgeable and proficient with each new call and new customer.



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ASPCA Names Tim Rickey as Senior Director of Field Investigations & Response

ASPCA Names Tim Rickey as Senior Director of Field Investigations & Response



The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has appointed Tim Rickey as Senior Director of its newly created Field Investigations and Response team, effective January 4, 2010.



New York (Vocus) January 5, 2010



The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) has appointed Tim Rickey as Senior Director of its newly created Field Investigations and Response team, effective January 4, 2010.



Rickey was formerly the Director of the Animal Cruelty Task Force and Disaster Response team for the Humane Society of Missouri (HSMO), where he recently led the largest dog fighting raid in U. S. history, covering eight states and seizing more than 500 dogs in one day.



“Tim Rickey’s unrelenting commitment to fighting animal cruelty is longstanding and will assure that the ASPCA’s resources are coordinated and focused on our mission to prevent cruelty to animals,” said Matt Bershadker, Senior Vice President of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty department. “His courage and tenacity has meant a second chance for countless animals and serves as a giant step forward in the fight against animal cruelty.”



In his new post, Rickey will lead the efforts of the ASPCA’s Field Investigations and Response team, which covers natural disasters as well as large and small animal rescue operations. The team is part of the ASPCA’s Anti-Cruelty group, which is also comprised of Humane Law Enforcement, Government Relations, and Forensic Sciences and Anti-Cruelty Projects.



Rickey’s 20-year career has been devoted to animal welfare issues, first as an animal caretaker at the Joplin (Mo.) Humane Society and as an animal control officer for 11 years at Joplin Animal Control. He joined the HSMO in 2002 as a statewide animal cruelty investigator, and was named director of its Anti Cruelty Task Force and Disaster Response team in 2005.



Rickey led the HSMO’s recovery efforts following Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, Gustav and Ike, major floods in Iowa and multiple Missouri incidents including ice storms, floods and tornados. He also directed field operations for large scale rescues in states throughout the Midwest and Southeast and was instrumental in ensuring that animals are included in statewide disaster planning throughout Missouri.



In 2008, Rickey and his team of investigators provided information that led to an 18-month, multi-state dog fighting investigation with the Missouri Highway Patrol and the FBI. On July 8, 2009, he coordinated animal rescue efforts and crime-scene evidence gathering in five states: Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, and Oklahoma. Dogs also were rescued in Nebraska, Arkansas and Mississippi. The multi-location evidence and animal recovery operation was assisted by the ASPCA and Humane Society of the United States. Rickey was one of four recipients of the ASPCA’s “Law Enforcement Officer” of the Year award, presented at the ASPCA’s Humane Awards Luncheon on October 29, 2009.



Rickey attended the University of Missouri-Columbia’s National Cruelty Investigation School. He is a frequent instructor on such topics as animal welfare and the law. He is also certified in numerous animal rescue operations, including large animal, swift water and rope rescue, and has completed Department of Homeland Security/FEMA coursework. He earned diplomas in Veterinary Technology, as well as Wildlife, Forestry and Conservation, from Thompson Learning Institute.



Born in Joplin, Mo., Rickey and his wife, Teresa, and their two daughters live near St. Louis, where they tend to their own menagerie, which includes a cat, three dogs, three horses, four goats and 17 chickens—all rescues.



Media Contact: Anita K. Edson; (212) 876-7700 ext 4566



About the ASPCA®

Founded in 1866, the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) is the first humane organization established in the Americas and serves as the nation’s leading voice for animal welfare. One million supporters strong, the ASPCA’s mission is to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals throughout the United States. As a 501 [c] [3] not-for-profit corporation, the ASPCA is a national leader in the areas of anti-cruelty, community outreach and animal health services. The ASPCA, which is headquartered in New York City, offers a wide range of programs, including a mobile clinic outreach initiative, its own humane law enforcement team, and a groundbreaking veterinary forensics team and mobile animal CSI unit. For more information, please visit http://www. aspca. org.



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Governor Rendell Paints Rosey Election Eve Malpractice Crisis Scenario

Governor Rendell Paints Rosey Election Eve Malpractice Crisis Scenario



Pennsylvania's Governor Rendell paints rosey scenario to win doctors' votes as he protects trial lawyers who litigate against them.



Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 4, 2006



As his governorship turns the corner toward the new election season, Governor Ed Rendell claims Pennsylvania has “turned the corner” on its medical liability crisis. Yet, Pennsylvania remains in crisis. Thousands of physicians have been forced out of business due to skyrocketing medical liability premiums that have resulted from rampant frivolous malpractice lawsuits. Moreover, most student physicians leave Pennsylvania upon completion of their training because they cannot afford to practice here.



“Governor Rendell’s painted scenario might be rosey, but Pennsylvania’s physicians and patients are still stuck by the thorns of reality,” said Politically Active Physicians Association President John Salvo. “An increasing number of patients are losing access to health care because we are losing doctors.”



The governor claims 34,000 physicians pay into the MCARE Fund—which he says proves the crisis is easing. But he fails to disclose of those 34,000, thousands are nurse midwives, medical schoolteachers, hospitals and others.



Governor Rendell has a balancing act he must perform to be reelected: protect the trial lawyers who substantially fund his candidacy and win the powerful voting block of doctors against whom those lawyers litigate. And so, rather than seek meaningful tort reforms such as reasonably limiting jury awards and attorney fees, the governor hides behind the smoke and mirrors of the MCARE bandage.



“Rendell’s campaign to physicians from the back pocket of trial lawyers is an insult to the patients of Pennsylvania who desperately need the tort reforms he has purposely failed to provide,” said Salvo.



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Eliminate Back Pain Quickly Without Harmful Medications or Dangerous Surgery

Eliminate Back Pain Quickly Without Harmful Medications or Dangerous Surgery



5 simple steps for ridding yourself of back pain



(PRWEB) February 27, 2005



Millions of people suffer from back pain unnecessarily when there is actually a very simple solution, according to Jesse Cannone of http://www. losethebackpain. com (http://www. losethebackpain. com), a certified personal trainer and back pain specialist. "Unfortunately, many people are led to believe that back pain is normal and were all supposed to experience it... well, thankfully, that's not the case. Eliminating back pain is not nearly as difficult as most people think or are led to believe... it can actually be easy!" says Cannone.



Here's the simple system that must be followed if you are looking for real, long-term, lasting back pain relief:



1. Identify the cause - nearly all of the treatments people receive for back pain only focus on the symptoms and the healthcare professionals zoom in on only the problem area. The real key in eliminating back pain is to find out exactly what's causing the problem... and most of the time it's not even the back!



2. Address both the cause and the symptom - the best approach is a



Combination of treating the symptoms for pain relief while also addressing the underlying cause.



3. Be aware - many people suffering from back pain are not in tune with their bodies and during their treatment they do not realize what is working and what is not. In order to achieve long-term relief you have to understand how your body works, what's causing the problem, and what changes have to be made to correct it.



4. Consistent Focused Action - achieving success in anything requires



Consistency and focused action. Most people with back pain won't make the time to work on their problem each day... instead they take pain killers which mask the pain and allow them to cause more damage while they continue with their life.



5. Don't do what doesn't work - we already know that most traditional



Treatments for back pain don't work.... why waste your time, energy, and money? The real key to eliminating back pain is to identify the true cause of the pain and then address it with a combination of treatments to treat both the cause and symptoms. Over 80% of all back pain is caused by muscle imbalances... not a lack of pain killers or surgery! Fid out what's going on in your body and take action.



For more detailed information and articles on back pain and sciatic pain visit http://www. losethebackpain. com (http://www. losethebackpain. com).



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The 9th Edition of Textbook Psychology Applied to Work by Paul M. Muchinsky is Now Available for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Students and Practitioners

The 9th Edition of Textbook Psychology Applied to Work by Paul M. Muchinsky is Now Available for Industrial/Organizational Psychology Students and Practitioners



Today Hypergraphic Press announced the availability of the '9th Edition of Psychology Applied to Work' by Paul M. Muchinsky. 'Psychology Applied to Work' is the most widely read textbook in the history of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.



Summerfield, NC (PRWEB) May 6, 2008



Today Hypergraphic Press announced the availability of the '9th Edition of Psychology Applied to Work' by Paul M. Muchinsky. 'Psychology Applied to Work' is the most widely read textbook in the history of Industrial/Organizational Psychology.



The 9th Edition contains all the features that define this text:

14 chapters three Field Notes per chapter case studies glossaries classic cartoons special features on Cross-Cultural I/O Psychology special features on The Changing Nature of Work Over 150 new studies published between 2005 - 2008 are included. Each chapter has been thoroughly updated, and major new sections have been added reflecting the latest developments in the field. New ancillaries for students and instructors have been developed and are delivered with the accessibility and convenience of the internet.



Author Paul M. Muchinsky says, "This is the best edition yet. Hypergraphic Press is very proud to continue the uninterrupted market presence of Psychology Applied to Work and will continue to serve the needs of instructors and students of I/O psychology well into the future."



Psychology Applied to Work 9th Edition will begin shipping July 1, 2008.



Professors teaching an I/O psychology course may request a review copy from orders @ hypergraphicpress. com.



For more information, see:

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



The chapter titles are:

1. The Historical Background of I/O Psychology

2. Research Methods in I/O Psychology

3. Criteria: Standards for Decision Making

4. Predictors: Psychological Assessments

5. Personnel Decisions

6. Organizational Learning

7. Performance Management

8. Organizations and Organizational Change

9. Teams and Teamwork

10. Organizational Attitudes and Behavior

11. Occupational Health

12. Work Motivation

13. Leadership

14. Union/Management Relations



About Hypergraphic Press, Inc.

Hypergraphic Press, Inc. is the sole publisher of the '9th Edition of Psychology Applied to Work'. The first eight editions of the textbook were issued by some of the largest publishing companies in the world (including most recently Thomson Learning, now Cengage) and have educated students for nearly 30 years.



Copyright 2008 Hypergraphic Press, Inc. All rights reserved. Thomson Learning (now Cengage) has no affiliation whatsoever with Hypergraphic Press, Inc.



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What About US George is Launched

What About US George is Launched



The launch of www. whataboutusgeorge. com today. This website deals with issues affecting US.



(PRWEB) July 27, 2004



We Can't Lose, LLC announced the launch of www. whataboutusgeorge. com today. This site is designed to focus debate and energy on those domestic issues which affect US. What about US is the question which should be on everyone's mind.



The site features a forum for discussion of the issues. Weekly press releases will discuss the comments visitors leave in the forum. Plans for the site include submitting comments, from the forum, to both presidential candidates for their responses, which would be posted on the forum.



"This is a non-partisan effort to provide a forum for American citizens to discuss issues which are of great concern for them, during this presidential election" according to owners of the site. The only reference to foreign policy, is a "Cost of the Iraq War" counter.



Issues, of importance, which are raised on this site are the four E's and an H. Education, Environment, Economy, Employment and Health Care. The site provides third party articles covering these issues. The site also provides the opportunity to purchase "What About US George" merchandise. Proceeds from the sale of the merchandise will support the effort and hopefully provide revenue to donate to candidates who support the issues of concern to US.



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Pinpointe’s B2B Email Marketing Earns Top Marks at TopTenReviews. com

Pinpointe’s B2B Email Marketing Earns Top Marks at TopTenReviews. com



Pinpointe Stands Out Due to the Company’s Focus on Business-to-Business (B2B) Email Needs



Santa Clara, CA (PRWEB) October 6, 2010



Pinpointe, a leading Email Service Provider for mid - to large-sized B2B Enterprises, today announced it has garnered high marks in a recent product review by leading review site, TopTenReviews.



Pinpointe stands out due to the company’s focus on business-to-business (B2B) email needs. The Company services customers across a wide range of industry verticals, including Government, Healthcare, Education, Professional Services, IT / Technology and the Medical industries.



“We really enjoyed creating email campaigns with Pinpointe, their email editor is extremely easy to use and does not require html coding knowledge," said Allen Glines, writer/reviewer at TopTenReview. "We also liked how easy it was to view statistics and edit campaigns. Pinpointe offered just about everything we were looking for and is a great option for organizing, implementing and tracking a professional email marketing campaign, especially business-to-business.”



Standout Features

•Email Behavioral Targeting: Improves response rates by targeting prospects based on recent activities. Select recipients based on whether they opened a previous newsletter, or clicked on a link to learn more about a product.

Drip Marketing Email Campaigns: Trigger unlimited 'drip marketing' emails that are sent to recipients automatically, based on specific email responses. For example, send an automatic sequence of targeted emails based on whether a recipient opened a specific email and/or clicked on a link. •Email Marketing Prices: Pinpointe pricing plans are available for customers sending from 5,000 emails / month to 10 million emails / month.

Mulit-User Enterprise Version. For agencies and corporate accounts sending from 250,000 to 10 million messages/month who need multi-user access, Pinpointe Agency and Enterprise versions support up to 250 user logins, dedicated IP addresses, dedicated/custom URL, 'whitelabel interface' and a dedicated account team with shone support and unlimited training. SPAM Checker, Email previewer and Surveys – are all included free Supporting Quote

“Pinpointe is dedicated to offering mid-size and large companies measurable results with its on-demand Email Marketing platform,” added Allen Glines, writer/reviewer at TopTenReviews. “By helping customers improve net response rates, they often increase results by over 100 percent – it’s hard to ignore this product.”



Supporting Links

-Pinpointe product review video: http://email-marketing-service-review. toptenreviews. com/pinpointe-p2938-video-1.html



About Pinpointe

Pinpointe’s affordable, on-demand email marketing system empowers B2B marketers to target and personalize their email communications based on their prospects actions and previous responses. Pinpointe’s email marketing helps marketers stay in touch with their prospects and deliver more quality opportunities to the sales team. Please visit us at http://www. pinpointe. com or on Twitter at http://www. twitter. com/pinpointe.



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Blood-Horse Publications Launches Breeders’ Cup Video Interview Series Direct from Monmouth Park

Blood-Horse Publications Launches Breeders’ Cup Video Interview Series Direct from Monmouth Park



Blood-Horse Publications Video Team Providing Daily Interviews Covering the Works, VIPs, and Press Conferences. Exclusive Video Content Available on Bloodhorse. com and BloodHorseNOW. com.



Lexington, KY (PRWEB) October 23, 2007



Blood-Horse Publications has launched an exclusive new video interview series as part of its comprehensive online coverage of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Monmouth Park this Friday and Saturday. Video interviews taped live each day at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park are available on Bloodhorse. com and BloodHorseNOW. com.



Video coverage includes an informative daily update, the “Breeders’ Cup News Minute,” that provides up-to-minute news and information in a concise capsule. The first Breeders’ Cup News Minute was posted earlier today and additional news minutes will be posted daily through Saturday, October 27th. The Breeders’ Cup has established a reputation for showcasing Thoroughbred racing at the highest level of international competition. This year, the Breeders' Cup World Championships expands to a two-day, $23 million event with the introduction of three new races on Friday, October 26 at Monmouth Park.



Video interviews with Todd Pletcher, Bill Mott, John Greathouse, Steve Asmussen, and Carl Nafzger are already available online at Bloodhorse. com and/or BloodHorseNOW. com and additional interviews will be posted throughout the week. Each posted video will also be archived online for future reference.



In addition, The Morning Line returns to Bloodhorse. com. The popular Bloodhorse. com feature offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the key participants of Thoroughbred racing during racing's major events. For this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup event, Evan Hammonds, managing editor of The Blood-Horse, and staff writer Claire Novak, will take Bloodhorse. com readers in and around Monmouth Park. The pair of journalists will blanket the scene offering interesting and entertaining first-hand accounts of the people and events surrounding this year’s Breeders’ Cup, from the fresh paint to the final finish line finish.



The Morning Line is posted on Bloodhorse. com daily each morning leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, and the journal is continually updated throughout the day with new comments about Breeders’ Cup participants, plus local interviews and observations of contenders and pretenders.



About Blood-Horse Publications:

Blood-Horse Publications is a multimedia publishing company that traces its roots to 1916. Its flagship publication, The Blood-Horse, is the leading weekly Thoroughbred racing and breeding news and information magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes the award-winning The Horse: Your Guide To Equine Health Care, a monthly equine health care magazine and recipient of the 2005 American Horse Publications General Excellence Award; TBH MarketWatch, a newsletter for Thoroughbred investors and recipient of the prestigious Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) for 2006 and 2005; the official Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup souvenir magazines; Auction Edge; and Keeneland magazine. In addition, Blood-Horse Publications also publishes equine-related books and videos under the Eclipse Press banner, and operates a family of award-winning Web sites including Bloodhorse. com, TheHorse. com, StallionRegister. com, ExclusivelyEquine. com, the official store of Blood-Horse Publications, and BloodHorseNOW. com.



To subscribe to any Blood-Horse Publications' publication, or for more information, call toll-free: 1-800-582-5604. To view/download logos for any Blood-Horse Publications' brand, visit: http://www. bloodhorse. com/pressroom/logos/ (http://www. bloodhorse. com/pressroom/logos/)



To view/download media kit information, visit http://www. bloodhorse. com/mediakit (http://www. bloodhorse. com/mediakit)



For more information, contact:

Robert Bolson

Director of Corporate Marketing

859-276-6809



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