Designing Mindfulness: Gorilla Launches New prAna Site on Magento Enterprise

Designing Mindfulness: Gorilla Launches New prAna Site on Magento Enterprise



For almost 20 years, prAna has created durable, wearable yoga and climbing apparel and accessories For Gorilla, the challenge was to design and develop a site that embodies these abstract qualities.



Chicago, IL (Vocus) October 14, 2010



Gorilla, an award-winning ecommerce solutions provider, has announced the launch of the new prana. com on the Magento Enterprise® platform. For almost 20 years, prAna has been well-known for producing yoga and climbing apparel and accessories that embody the healthy, active, mindful lifestyle shared by these seemingly dissimilar pursuits. To capture the “vitality of spirit” for which the brand is known, Gorilla developed the new prana. com with a focus on expanding the brand’s appeal, offering customers and retail partners a channel-neutral environment and providing prAna with enhanced ecommerce efficiencies and flexibility.



Designing a site that projects prAna’s unique qualities required an intimate understanding of the brand, its products and the company’s vision. Gorilla worked closely with prAna on the redesigned user-interface, which now conveys calmer, nuanced aesthetics and a sharper product focus. Creating a more natural, emotional shopping experience, allows prAna to reach an untapped market of health-conscious consumers, without alienating core customers.



Blending form and function was simplified by developing the site around the Magento Enterprise platform. Utilizing Magento, Gorilla equipped prAna with a scalable ecommerce solution that generates efficiencies for the company’s lean organizational structure and allows for flexible channel integration.



Increased ecommerce functionality often comes at the expense of other sales channels and long-standing retail partners. Gorilla addressed these concerns by creating a “channel-neutral” shopping environment with an emphasis on sales rather than source. A catalog quick shop feature integrates offline and online channels by allowing customers to use catalog SKUs to rapidly find product details. For retail and online channel partners, a geo-targeting feature refers site visitors to the nearest brick-and-mortar locations, while a back-end inventory lookup automatically searches partner sites to ensure customers have access to the merchandise they want.



The 2nd phase of the project includes the integration of advanced Solr search functionality and expanding the prAna community, which has already begun with the inclusion of rotating customer-generated artwork on the site’s homepage.



“Born from the experience” defines both prAna products and Gorilla’s multi-faceted Magento enterprise ecommerce solution. The reinvented prana. com is now positioned as both product showcase and brand catalyst.



About Gorilla: Since 1994, leading brands, retailers, manufacturers and wholesalers have turned to Gorilla to solve the toughest ecommerce challenges and innovate solutions that elevate businesses across channels. Inspiring design, impeccable development and unmatched experience are why Gorilla delivers a smarter species of ecommerce.



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LoveToKnow. com Offering New Guide to Enjoying Christmas Without Spending A Fortune

LoveToKnow. com Offering New Guide to Enjoying Christmas Without Spending A Fortune



New guide suggests ten ways to get the most out of the holiday season



Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) December 9, 2009



LoveToKnow. com has published a comprehensive guide of ten ways to make Christmas merry without spending a fortune (http://christmas. lovetoknow. com/Ten_Ways_to_Make_Christmas_Merry_Without_Spending_a_Fortune). The simple tips included in this guide are aimed at the huge, and growing, population of people who want to enjoy this holiday season without the added stress of financial and commercial influences.



"Clearly the state of the economy has many people re-thinking how they'll spend money this Christmas," said Howard M. Love, Chairman and CEO of LoveToKnow. com. "But perhaps more importantly, we hear from our users that they want to get back to the basics. They want to spend more time with friends and family, and less time in stores. We've taken that to heart and created this list with ideas that will help them do that."



The emphasis of the list is the simple pleasures of the holiday season like decorating, sharing, cooking, enjoying time with friends and family, and thinking about others. As the guide says, "Christmas is not all about spending." LoveToKnow. com is hoping that readers will share these tips with friends and family as a reminder of the holiday spirit.



Among the many tips is advice on getting creative in the kitchen with Christmas candy recipes (http://recipes. lovetoknow. com/wiki/Christmas_Candy_Recipes), and ideas for putting your artistic skills to work by making handmade Christmas ornaments. The expert authors from LoveToKnow. com have also included tips on how to relax during the holidays (http://stress. lovetoknow. com/How_to_Relax_During_the_Holidays), and advice for how to contribute time and resources to people in need. There's even a guide to classic Christmas movies (http://movies. lovetoknow. com/wiki/Classic_Christmas_Movies) for a cozy night on the couch.



"Our goal is to remind people how this can be a time of year for fun, but inexpensive things," said Love. "My own family will be using some of these ideas and we hope we're encouraging others to do the same."



About LoveToKnow

LoveToKnow (http://www. lovetoknow. com), headquartered in Burlingame, California, is a growing community of over 7 million women looking for expert advice on over 100 topics, including family, home, style, health, beauty, travel, entertainment and more. It provides regularly updated content and interactive online community tools.



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Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic Views Representative Henry Waxman's Denial of Restless Leg Syndrome as a Sign of General Lack of Awareness of the Sleep Disorder

Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic Views Representative Henry Waxman's Denial of Restless Leg Syndrome as a Sign of General Lack of Awareness of the Sleep Disorder



Patients and physicians familiar with the symptoms of and treatments for Restless Leg Syndrome respond to Rep. Henry Waxman's denial of the sleep disorder. Waxman's statements also bring to light the overall lack of awareness about the disease among Americans.



Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) July 27, 2009



At the beginning of this month, California Rep. Henry Waxman (http://waxman. house. gov/) was released from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after treatment from fainting in his office. While on C-SPAN, Waxman was recorded saying that Restless Legs Syndrome is a disease created by pharmaceutical companies to make more money. In a video of this interview (http://www. youtube. com/watch? v=xrwV6viF0-A) that has circulated on YouTube and news sites throughout July, Waxman described his experience arriving at the hospital after fainting:



"Somebody asked me, 'Why is your knee jerking?' And I thought I was making a joke, and I said, 'Well I have Restless Leg Syndrome.' Now, I don't think there is such a thing as restless leg syndrome. I'll probably hear from all those people who have it. But I thought that Restless Leg Syndrome was a disease that was created by a drug company that wanted to sell a drug for the disease they had created. And I was making a joke. Well, when I got out of the hospital, I looked at my record, it said, 'He claims to have Restless Leg Syndrome.' Well, I don't know if there is such a thing or not. I don't have it. But a lot of people start thinking they have medical problems because they've seen too many of these commercials. I don't think that's doing the public a lot of good. It's certainly making the drug companies richer, but it's not doing a lot of good for the public."



Ironically, right after this statement, a caller from Virginia phoned in to deny Rep. Waxman's point. This caller, named Scott, said, "Rep. Waxman, as someone who does have Restless Leg Syndrome (http://www. atlantasleep. com/common-disorders. php) I can tell you that it does exist." After laughter from Waxman, the caller continued, "It's a terrible thing. I had achieved that (RLS) through a back injury."



For those who struggle daily with the disease, Rep. Waxman's statement is anything but humorous. Ms. Elaine Gayle, a woman from Atlanta diagnosed with RLS said, "Restless Leg Syndrome definitely does exist. My sister has it so bad that she sometimes has to stop her car just to walk around and move her legs. When you have RLS, you just can't keep your legs still. At night it's a problem as well. Someone like Rep. Waxman dismissing it is simply a shame."



Russell Rosenberg, Ph. D., the founder and director of The Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic (http://www. atlantasleep. com), said, "Some people just don't understand how devastating and real RLS is until they have it themselves. Rep. Waxman's comments are a sign of how people continue to underestimate how great an effect a sleep disorder can have on your well-being."



Dr. Michael Lacey, a board certified sleep doctor (http://www. sleepschool. com/bios. aspx? id=312) who treated Gayle, agrees, "Rep. Waxman's interview is an excellent example of the dismissive nature with which truly disabling sleep disorders have been treated all too often by the uninformed, leading to patients being mislabeled or ignored altogether, rather than receiving appropriate and effective treatment."



Despite, an increase in the availability of sleep services in the United States, there is still a lack of awareness about sleep disorders among the general population. According to the Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation (http://www. rls. org), nearly 10% of the U. S. population may have RLS. Although many in this group have a mild form of this disorder, millions of Americans struggle daily with severe effects of RLS.



In describing her own symptoms, Gayle said, "When you have RLS, you know when you are getting tired because your legs begin to get really uncomfortable. You feel like you have to move your legs around. At night, you often unconsciously move your legs around like you are walking or running. This can be disruptive to not only your own sleeping patterns, but also to your sleeping partner."



Symptoms



So how can you find out if you or someone you know has Restless Legs Syndrome (http://www. rls. org/Page. aspx? pid=543)? The following symptoms are all possible indicators:

 An irresistible urge to move your legs when resting, sitting, or lying down  A strong desire to move your legs that is relieved after walking around  Involuntary leg movements while awake or asleep  Tiredness or inability to concentrate during the day  Difficulty falling or staying asleep at night



Treatment



Although some primary care physicians diagnose and treat RLS, sleep specialists and neurologists often have more specific knowledge and experience with the disorder. At the Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic (http://www. atlantasleep. com), Dr. Michael Lacey, a board certified sleep doctor on staff, frequently consults with patients experiencing RLS as well as those with other sleep disorders like sleep apnea, insomnia, and narcolepsy.



Even though a complete cure for RLS has yet to be found, there are FDA-approved drugs on the market that can minimize the symptoms of RLS. There are also lifestyle changes and non-drug treatments that can help (http://www. ninds. nih. gov/disorders/restless_legs/detail_restless_legs. htm). For instance, some vitamin deficiencies can elevate the severity of RLS symptoms. In addition some medications may make RLS worse. Eliminating caffeine and alcohol intake and keeping your diet healthy and balanced may also help minimize the effects of RLS.



About The Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic



The Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic is a full service diagnostic sleep center that was established in 2008. It was founded by one of the early pioneers in sleep medicine, Russell Rosenberg, Ph. D, D. ABSM, and his longtime associate, Michael Lacey, MD, D. ABSM. The Atlanta Sleep Clinic is Georgia's first clinic to be affiliated with the well-known Sleep School, The Atlanta School of Sleep Medicine and Technology. For more information about The Atlanta Sleep Clinic, please visit the clinic's web site at http://www. atlantasleep. com (http://www. atlantasleep. com). Media Contact: Laura Baareman, The Atlanta Sleep Medicine Clinic, (770)883-6679.



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SansAgeSkin. com Selects Paulson Management Group, Inc to Launch and Manage Affiliate Program in CJ

SansAgeSkin. com Selects Paulson Management Group, Inc to Launch and Manage Affiliate Program in CJ



SansAgeSkin. com, home of the sans âge skin revision line of products developed by internationally renowned skincare specialist, Danné King, has teamed up with Paulson Management Group, Inc to launch a new affiliate program in Commission Junction. The SansAgeSkin. com affiliate program will offer competitive terms, and is expected to become one of the top beauty affiliate programs available to affiliates.



Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2010



SansAgeSkin. com, home of the sans âge skin revision line of products developed by internationally renowned skincare specialist, Danné King, has teamed up with Paulson Management Group, Inc to launch a new affiliate program in Commission Junction.



“Finally, consumers have a ‘clinical alternative’ that helps promote my long-standing credo of: ‘age doesn’t matter, looking good does…’ " said Danné King.



The concept behind sans âge goes back about 25 years when current sans âge CEO and co-founder, Alec Wilder, was working as an international model and learned about Danné King’s skincare techniques and products. Many of the models with whom Wilder worked swore by Danné for having resolved many of their common skin problems that were caused by constantly traveling between different climates. After contacting Danné, Wilder started treatments and became a lifelong client. During that time, Danné’s products were available exclusively through private clinics, but not available to the general public. So impressed by the results he was seeing, Wilder, along with many other satisfied clients, encouraged Danné to make his product line accessible to everyone by developing a retail line of skincare products. Finally, after many years of persuasion, Danné developed the sans âge product line to offer the general public access to the most innovative and highest-quality products available from his extensive research science.



Sans âge was formulated to achieve several goals that had not yet been successfully fulfilled by existing retail products on the market. First, deliver a “clinical alternative” solution formulated with ingredients of the highest quality, potency, and effectiveness to ensure true and noticeable results. Second, minimize the effects of aging and the environment for 95% of men and women of all ages, ethnicities, and skin types through an “age management system”. Third, combine products in an effective, yet simple regimen so that they are easy to understand and apply.



Danné King has been the subject of countless articles in publications from all over the world, from Vogue to beauty blogs, even recently being recognized as a “legend” on the cover of Dermascope Magazine’s March, 2010 issue. He has been studying skincare for 40 years, and is credited for some of the earliest research on now standard skincare treatments such as collagen, vitamin C, enzymatic therapies, and even electromagnetic wave therapy. Danné‘s simple concept of “remove, rebuild, protect and maintain” has become the mantra for thousands of skincare practitioners all over the globe, and is the foundation of the sans âge skin revision line.



Http://www. SansAgeSkin. com makes the sans âge revision line available to everyone with an internet connection. By launching an affiliate program, SansAgeSkin. com hopes to reach an even wider consumer base, and help even more people improve the health of their skin with Danné King’s unparalleled product line. SansAgeSkin. com selected Paulson Management Group, Inc to launch and manage their new affiliate program in Commission Junction because of PMG’s experience and excellent reputation in the affiliate marketing industry. Paulson Management Group, Inc. has, and continues, to successfully manage affiliate programs for many satisfied clients, utilizing the most cutting-edge tools in the industry such as Syntryx. com. Paulson Management Group, Inc. is excited to manage the affiliate program for SansAgeSkin. com, and expects to see it grow quickly into a highly converting program.



“Paulson Management Group, Inc is very excited to be working with one of the top skin care lines in the world,” said Heather Paulson, President of Paulson Management Group, Inc. “The affiliate program we are launching for sans âge skin in Commission Junction will be one of the top beauty affiliate programs and we look forward to ensuring sans âge skin’s success.”



Affiliates can find out more, and sign up for the SansAgeSkin. com affiliate program through Commission Junction, or through a link on the http://www. paulsonmanagementgroup. com website.



About PaulsonManagementGroup. com



Paulson Management Group, Inc. is a full service multi-channel, e-marketing management and consulting agency. Paulson Management Group, Inc. is able to provide affiliate program management, paid search engine management, social media management and SEO management. Interested parties should call 800-384-7760 for more information on services offered by Paulson Management Group, Inc, or visit their website at http://www. paulsonmanagementgroup. com.



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Healthy-Living Advocate Promotes Personal Fitness Results via Workout DVDs

Healthy-Living Advocate Promotes Personal Fitness Results via Workout DVDs



Trent Toth is in the best shape of his life thanks to a series of fitness training DVDs sold by SurferBodyFitness. com. After purchasing these exercise tools about four years ago, he was immediately impressed with the quality of the product and the results it produced; thus, he joined the company to promote his success and distribute the merchandise to other fitness seekers. Learn more at the site's blog.



Cumming, GA (PRWEB) February 27, 2010



About four years ago Trent Toth purchased a series of fitness DVDs sold by Surfer Body Fitness; little did he know, these exercise tools would commence a pattern of life-changing events. For starters, he trimmed down and toned up remarkably; then, because he was so impressed with his results, he decided to join the company as a retail distributor.



"If the DVDs could produce positive results for me, I knew they could be successful for anyone," Toth said. "So, I called up the manufacturer and asked how I could represent the product label."



At www. SurferBodyFitness. com, online shoppers will find the ultimate collection of fitness DVDs like P90X, a top-seller that focuses on muscle toning and ab/core strengthening through intense cardio and INSANITY by Shaun T, the program's newest release, which concentrates on stretching and rotates between aerobic and anaerobic intervals.



The Web site additionally distributes a variety of nutritional supplements and exercise accessories that compliment the training DVDs. Keep an eye out for new arrivals as merchandise will continue to be added to the site. Just on the horizon is the most nutrient-packed drink on the market called Shakeology, which can be used as a health or meal supplement. New training DVDs will also be released annually.



"As a very health-conscious person, it's important that shoppers know our Web site promotes wellness equally to fitness," he said. "We provide information and advice on healthy living too."



Such information, in addition to customer testimonials, can be found at the Web site's newly formulated blog, www. EQLifestyles. com. This interactive tool will also be used to provide personal reviews on each fitness system available while additionally explaining why and how the nutritional supplements and DVDs compliment each other.



"We approach fitness from a lifestyle perspective; you won't find get-fit-quick remedies here. We concentrate on long-term fitness internally and externally," Toth said.



About the Company:

SurferBodyFitness. com is owned by eqLifeStyle. inc, a company committed to health and wellness. The company ships within the United States and Canada.



Trent Toth

Www. SurferBodyFitness. com

(678) 313-7758



IePlexus, Inc.

Www. iePlexus. com



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Greener Package Awards Competition Honors Eight Entries

Greener Package Awards Competition Honors Eight Entries



The second annual Greener Package Awards competition recognizes innovations that significantly reduce packaging’s environmental footprint. Members of the Greener Package Expert Network selected sustainable packaging winners in five categories, plus Innovator of the Year, choosing from nearly 100 entries.



Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 30, 2010



Summit Publishing Company is pleased to announce the winners of the second annual Greener Package Awards for packaging sustainability. Greener Package (www. greenerpackage. com), the online sustainable packaging knowledge exchange, received 98 entries for this year’s competition – an impressive investment of resources by consumer packaged goods companies, suppliers, and individuals to move the packaging community toward greater sustainability. The eight winners, chosen by members of the Greener Package Expert Network, demonstrate that sustainability can be found in a myriad of technologies and materials. The event’s increased number of entrants – up 57% over last year – also shows that innovation around sustainability continues at a fast pace, providing many companies with a positive economic payback during challenging financial times.



Outstanding among the entrants was this year’s Beyond the Package Award winner and Innovator of the Year, corrugated converter Vanguard Packaging. In October 2009, the company completed the three-year development of a 250,000-sq-ft subterranean manufacturing facility, adjacent to its existing 150,000-sq-ft underground fulfillment and assembly plant, in the Hunt Midwest Subtropolis industrial park in Kansas City, MO. The operation and facility boast a variety of green initiatives, which have resulted in big sustainability gains and cost savings for Vanguard.



Seven other companies also received awards, including The Coca-Cola Co. for its 30% plant-based PlantBottle™. This is the first commodity resin partially derived from plants that is fully recyclable in community programs, which also ties into Coca-Cola’s commitment to recycling via their “Give it Back” campaign, said to be the largest in the world. KFC Corp.’s sustainable sides container was also a winner. The new polypropylene container and lid replaces KFC’s former single-use expanded polystyrene version for side dishes. GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare’s new 6-oz Aquafresh White & Shine toothpaste carton won for its use of a technology that enables the package to achieve a shimmering holographic appearance without the use of a film lamination. This process results in a package that can be recycled in traditional paperboard recycling streams without the concerns of contamination due to a polyester layer and metal content.



Also a winner was Ball Horticultural Co.’s new SoilWrap® bio-based plantable, compostable plant container, said to completely eliminate 100% of the environmental impact of the package, while reducing related fuel emissions. The bottomless pot design depends upon the use of Mirel polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) sugar-based resins. Household Essentials LLC won an award for its Ironing Board Cover & Pad. The laundry and storage products company eliminated the polyvinyl chloride pouch package and designed a cover and pad with a sewn-in pouch that becomes the primary package when the product is folded up and tucked into it. A 100%-recycled paperboard bellyband around the cloth construction carries marketing information in nontoxic ink.



Bway Corp. won for its 100%-recyclable pail that provides an enhanced package footprint. The 5-gallon Eco-Pail™ affords a number of sustainability advantages over a traditional high-density polyethylene pail. And ultimately, it provides a cradle-to-cradle alternative to a package that typically is disposed of in a landfill. Cryopak Industries, Inc. won for its TimeSaver72 insulated shipper for temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. Through the use of its Phase 5™ phase-change material (PCM), the TimeSaver72 is able to maintain products within a 2°C to 8°C temperature range for up to 72 hours in a package that is smaller and lighter than conventional shippers of similar capacity.



Award winners will be on display at this year’s PACK EXPO International, October 31-November 2 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. For complete coverage of all the 2010 Greener Package Award winners, visit http://www. greenerpackage. com/optimization/2010_greener_package_awards_honor_eight_sustainable_innovations (http://www. greenerpackage. com/optimization/2010_greener_package_awards_honor_eight_sustainable_innovations)



About Summit Publishing Company

Chicago-based Summit Publishing Company is a privately held B2B media company offering business information for packaging professionals via print publications Packaging World, PACK EXPO Showcase, Healthcare Packaging, and Contract Packaging, plus Websites GreenerPackage. com and Shelf Impact. com. In addition to packaging newsletters, Summit Publishing Company also produces Webcasts and a variety of conferences and Workshops for packaging professionals. Sister publication Automation World is published by Summit Media, LLC.



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Publicrecordfinder. com Releases Consumer Resource Guide to Build Awareness of What Public Records Offer Including Criminal Records and Property Records

Publicrecordfinder. com Releases Consumer Resource Guide to Build Awareness of What Public Records Offer Including Criminal Records and Property Records



Publicrecordfinder. com's consumer resource guide helps consumers become aware of what public records can offer and how they can make use of these powerful tools that contain vital information.



Bellevue, WA (PRWEB) October 12, 2010



Publicrecordfinder. com, an online public records search site, has just published the following consumer resource guide that helps consumers become aware of what public records can offer and how they can make use of these powerful tools that contain vital information.



The government, at all levels, records every important event, transaction, and litigation concerning its citizens. In the United States, there is no centrally available database where all of these public records are integrated. Most of the critical information sought is recorded in a variety of public records that are maintained in different databases across agencies, states and cities, and includes information such as:

 Bankruptcies  Marriages and divorces  Births  Civil judgments  Criminal convictions  Previous and current addresses  Aliases  Property records While many consumers use search engines to find sources for the billions of records that are available in federal, state and local databases, this approach takes a lot of time and effort to find results that may or may not be accurate, comprehensive or up to date. Publicrecordfinder. com simplifies the search process by aggregating data from hundreds of offline and online resources that make public records easier to find. This information helps users assess a person’s reputation, find assets, identify affiliations or relationships, uncover evidence of legal problems or conduct research on just about anything that pertains to that person. Publicrecordfinder. com’s lists are updated monthly.



The following resource guide provides an overview of what may be available in a public records search to make it easier for consumers to find people and people-related information.



Publicrecordfinder. com’s Consumer Guide To Public Records



Public records are government records. Generally, real estate records, court records, including bankruptcies, liens and judgments, professional licenses, intellectual property filings and business records, such as business filings, public company filings and UCCs, are public record. Federal or state law determines what is a public record. Because the laws of the 50 states vary, what is public in one state may not be in another. For example, under Maine law, voter registration records may be used to locate a missing heir. But records cannot be accessed for this, or any other non-political purpose, in several other states. Similarly, records can be searched for misdemeanors or felonies, but a state's criminal repository – the agency responsible for maintaining criminal histories – may bar access to official rapsheets.



Information that is not part of a public record might become public through several legitimate means. A person might volunteer it. Those with a public telephone number choose (by accepting a public listing) to publish it. One of the more common ways private information becomes public, though, is through disclosure in a public record. Bankruptcies and divorce filings typically contain private information. Vehicle accident reports sometimes provide vehicle identification numbers (VIN), license plate numbers.



State Records



 Most every state capital has a repository for records from all its counties, as well as a collection of records from state-level departments and agencies.  Records from Vital Statistics move up to the Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics.  Court records are included with the records of the Department of Justice, State Supreme Court.  The Secretary of State's office is the central repository for a variety of records, including the Department of Motor Vehicles (or "DMV" as it is known); one of your best sources for locating people. Also included in the Secretary of State's records are various records regarding business and financial licenses and judgments, including corporation and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) filings, plus information about worker's compensation cases. These are often, although somewhat restricted, free public records.



Federal Records



 At the federal level, U. S. Government records are maintained in a number of depositories and government departments. The two largest are The Library of Congress, the nation's mega library, and The National Archives, a vast repository of government records and census takings.  The Interstate Commerce Commission and the Securities & Exchange Commission keep extensive records about public companies. Public records contain a wide variety of information across a number of different categories. The following outlines the most common searches for public records and how this information can benefit the consumer.



Criminal Records



Criminal records historically have been the most searched for public record. According to US Legal. com, a criminal history background information check is the review of any and all records containing any information collected and stored in the criminal record repository of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the state Department of Public Safety, or any other repository of criminal history records, involving a pending arrest or conviction by a criminal justice agency, including, but not limited to, child abuse crime information, conviction record information, fingerprint cards, correctional induction and release information, identifiable descriptions and notations of convictions; provided, however, dissemination of such information is not forbidden by order of any court of competent jurisdiction or by federal law. Criminal history background information generally does not include any analytical records or investigative reports that contain criminal intelligence information or criminal investigation information.



A criminal history background information check is governed by federal and state laws, which vary by state, and may be required by statute for certain positions of public employment, especially for positions working with children, the elderly, or disabled. The federal National Child Protection Act authorizes state officials to access the FBI’s National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database for some positions. State employment laws may limit the questions an employer includes on a job application. Private employers may conduct a criminal history background information check for any number of positions in their discretion.



Property Records



Public records provide vital information that could help consumers make intelligent decision in the process of finding and purchasing property. Before committing to making an offer to purchase a property, it is wise for consumers find out as much information as possible about the property including researching any public records that are available that might uncover any issues. Public Records help buyers, real estate agents, mortgage professionals and others find vital information about homes and real estate by simply entering the address of the property to find the registered owner and links to any public record information that may include foreclosure, bankruptcy or liens.



Directory Information



Public records contain vital contact information such as phone numbers, addresses, email addresses and cell phone numbers to help consumers connect with others. Consumers can benefit from accessing public records in the following ways:



 Find out if an address is residential or a business  A user may have a person’s telephone number and needs their address  Confirm an address  Want to send a letter or some correspondence and don’t know the zip code  Have an address but need to look up the number  Conduct a background check on a new neighbor and don’t have their name In summary, public records provide numerous people with a wide range of assistance. However, the topics listed above are only a fraction of the uses to which public records can be put. No matter whom you need information about or why, chances are these records can help.



About



Publicrecordfinder. com is a leading provider of consumer and enterprise services that enable users to search for and find online public records. Publicrecordfinder. com’s Public Records Search provides access for a fee to an instant report that may include phone, date of birth, relatives, address, average home value, marriage/divorce records and more. Its access to more detailed Background Check feature enables users to search individuals to get a complete background summary that includes information from criminal checks, sex offender checks, bankruptcies, contact information, property information and more.



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Meet Men & Mice at Macworld Expo/San Francisco Jan 8-11

Meet Men & Mice at Macworld Expo/San Francisco Jan 8-11



Men & Mice will be exhibiting its DNS products and services at the Macworld Conference & Expo, January 8-11 in San Francisco, CA. Further information is available at http:www. menandmice. com



(PRWEB) January 10, 2002



Reykjavik, Iceland, January 8, 2002/ -- Men & Mice will be exhibiting at the Macworld Conference & Expo, January 8-11 in San Francisco, CA.



Men & Mice welcomes visitors to their stand in MacTech Central (booth #3426). Men & Mice's representative Brad Schrick will have primary presence in the stand in the afternoons all week.



At the Macworld Expo, Men & Mice will be introducing a new online DNS Health Care service. This is a 7x24 DNS monitoring service that provides immediate notifications of DNS security vulnerabilities and configuration problems.



Men & Mice's renowned products, QuickDNS, the DNS management system for Mac OS X and DNS Expert, Men & Mice's leading DNS diagnostic tool, will also be showcased at the Macworld Expo.



Men & Mice also invites you to attend the special Pro2Pro event at Macworld on Wednesday night. Brad Schrick will showcase our products and services. If you would like to attend the special event, you need to register, since space is limited. For more information and to register, please visit: http://seminars. apple. com/business/pro2pro/ (http://seminars. apple. com/business/pro2pro/). If the special event is full, please visit the stand to see if there is anything we can do.



About Men & Mice



Men & Mice, is an Icelandic leading software developer and consulting firm focusing exclusively on DNS related products and services. Men & Mice diagnostic products have a large customer base including enterprises, Internet Service Providers (ISP's), government and educational institutions as well as small to medium size companies. Men & Mice can be reached at www. menandmice. com, by email at info@menandmice. com, or by phone at +354 520-5300 (International).

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Crossline Church Moves to Thirty Acre Campus in Laguna Hills

Crossline Church Moves to Thirty Acre Campus in Laguna Hills



Former “Mobile Church” Celebrates 5 Year Anniversary By Planting Permanent Roots in Laguna Hills



Laguna Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 9, 2010



Crossline Church (http://www. crosslinechurch. com) celebrates its phenomenal growth and fifth anniversary with a move to a permanent location in Laguna Hills. Formerly a “mobile church” holding services at Capistrano Valley High School, Crossline partners with the Reformed Church in America at the former campus of Lake Hills Church, 23331 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, to begin a new era of ministry on the thirty acre property. Starting February 14th, services are to be held on Sundays at 9:00 a. m. and 11:00 a. m. and beginning February 21st, there will be a Classic Service option at 8:30 a. m. and a Hispanic service at 11:00 am, both held in the Chapel.



Established in 2005 with sixteen people in a home Bible study, Crossline has experienced tremendous growth in a very short time. According to Rick Mysse, Church Planting Architect for the RCA, “Crossline is one of the most dynamic and fastest growing churches in America.” Led by Senior Pastor, J. P. Jones, Crossline is a healthy church that, in less than five years, has grown its congregation to over 1,500. “Crossline is a place where people experience a contagious faith – we love God, love people and have a blast,” explains Pastor J. P. “With a vision for growth and impact, our move to Laguna Hills makes us poised to reach more people by living and communicating the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.”



Crossline has a reputation for passionate, contemporary worship; relevant Bible-based teaching; inspiring weekly services and loving relationships. Freeway-close in Laguna Hills, Crossline appeals to and draws people from all over Orange County. With strong ministries to men, women, youth and children, Crossline offers programs for everyone to connect. Student and Children’s ministries run simultaneously with worship services at 9:00 and 11:00am each Sunday as well as midweek.



For more information about Crossline or its services, please go to www. crosslinechurch. com or call 949-916-0250.



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PayCycle Finds 58% Small Business Owners Feel Government Not Addressing Needs; 69% Not Impacted by Credit Squeeze but 91% Worried About Economy

PayCycle Finds 58% Small Business Owners Feel Government Not Addressing Needs; 69% Not Impacted by Credit Squeeze but 91% Worried About Economy



74% Believe Recovery Will Take 18 Months or Longer.



Palo Alto, CA (PRWEB) October 23, 2008



PayCycle, Inc, America's #1 online payroll service, today released the results of a proprietary survey that found 58% of small business owners do not feel the government is addressing their needs. Sixty-nine percent (69%) say they are not directly impacted by the credit squeeze because they don't need more credit, but 91% are still worried about the economy.



When it comes to economic recovery, nearly 3 out of 4 (74%) of small business owners believe the recovery will take 18 months or longer; 19% per cent believe a recovery could happen within 12 months and only 8% believe a recovery is six months away.



Fourteen percent (14%) indicate they are postponing investment and 8 percent (8%) are postponing hiring plans because they can't get a loan. Nine percent (9%) indicated they may need to close their businesses due to lack of credit.



"It's not primarily the credit squeeze that is worrying small business; the clear majority of them don't need more credit. What they are most worried about is losing customers as consumer spending contracts," said Jim Heeger, president and CEO of PayCycle. "And, it's clear that small business owners are hunkering down for a slow recovery that they believe will last well into 2010."



Small Business Owners Share Survival Tactics



The survey found that small business owners are using a variety of tactics to survive the economic crisis. Some are laying off employees or turning to contract labor to save costs, some are offering new services or special discounts, many are delaying equipment purchases, and most are shaving costs from various operational line items and personal expenses.



Here's what PayCycle customers have to say:



"I have cut back on everything that is unnecessary. Drive less, buy less. Question myself on every item. Do I really need that? Change phone services, cut cable packages, cut back on contributions to SEP and IRA, cut back on overpaying mortgage, change health insurance options, change car insurance options, keep the house warmer, have kid's party at a park instead of a fancy facility," said Lee-Anne Steinhardt, owner of TransRX in Florida.



"I have moved to a less expensive location and my husband and I have had to come out of retirement and return to work. We also had to cut our payroll, including laying off my own daughter, a single mother. I am almost 60 and my husband is soon to be 65 and a heart attack survivor. You do what you have to do to get through these tough times", commented Kathy Braatz, co-owner of KC's Drivers School in Wisconsin.



"We are robbing Peter to pay Paul like everyone else. Pay advances are non-existent, benefits are gone and purchasing is limited to what's absolutely necessary. We're taking care of each other and hanging on to what we possess the best we can," said Lynn Vosburgh of Vivid Ink, in Michigan.



The survey, conducted between October 17 and October 21, 2008, compiled responses from 215 small businesses randomly selected from PayCycle's broad, national base of over 75,000 small business customers.



About PayCycle



PayCycle is America's #1 online payroll service, serving more than 75,000 small businesses. PayCycle provides an easy-to-use, innovative, efficient service for small businesses, backed by outstanding customer support. PayCycle also powers payroll services for leading financial institutions including Capital One and PNC Bank, and provides client payroll services through many of the nation's accounting professionals. PayCycle's service integrates with leading accounting programs such as QuickBooks®, Quicken®, Peachtree®, Microsoft® Money. PayCycle's unique "Do-It-With-YouSM" (DIWYSM) technology platform guides customers through the entire payroll process from paycheck to W-2 forms. PayCycle also holds PC Magazine's highest editorial honor for small business payroll, the PC Magazine Editors' Choice Award. Visit www. paycycle. com for a free trial of the service.



PayCycle is a registered trademark, and "Do-It-With-You" and "DIWY" are service marks of PayCycle, Inc. All other product names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.



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Unique Oil Spill Clean-up Product Appoints African Sales Agent Standora to Promote EnviroMop in Nigeria and Throughout Africa

Unique Oil Spill Clean-up Product Appoints African Sales Agent Standora to Promote EnviroMop in Nigeria and Throughout Africa



EnviroMop™ LLC, a manufacturer of hydrophobic cellulose-based sorbent material, is pleased to announce the appointment of Standora Enterprises LTD, a professional firm that specializes in representing the interests of companies in Africa.



Highland Park, NJ (PRWEB) April 3, 2006



EnviroMop™ LLC, a manufacturer of hydrophobic cellulose-based sorbent material, is pleased to announce the appointment of Standora Enterprises LTD, a professional firm that specializes in representing the interests of companies in Africa.



The EnviroMop product, Maximum Oil Pickup™ (MOP) is a revolutionary patented oil sorbent material. Accidental oil spills, whether large or small or on land or water, are a common occurrence that must be dealt with quickly and effectively to avoid serious environmental damage.



Mr. Kingsley Mordi, CEO of Standora stated “we are excited to represent this unique product that can clean up oil spills so well in an area of the world that desperately needs environmental attention. Already we are getting inquiries from all over the African contentment.”



“This appointment couldn’t come at a better time,” said David Levine, President of EnviroMop. “Especially with the oil exploration off the east African coast and the rising cost of a barrel of oil. We are proud to become a player in the African economy, while contributing to oil spill clean up and recovery.”



EnviroMop improves upon the existing arsenal of oil spill absorbent products. This unique patented product:



. Works on water and land; in all types of weather conditions.



. Is 100% biodegradable, non-corrosive, non-toxic, non-irritating – it is safe to plants and animals.



. Cleanly recovers up to 95% of the absorbed oil simply by squeezing. The remaining material can be burned to recover 100% of the available energy, while leaving as low as 0.1% ash.



. Absorbs up to 30 times its own weight in oil offering superior absorbent performance.



. It is treated to be a fire retardant. And is lightweight; easy to handle.



. Has traction restoring grit, so treated hard surfaces are immediately safe and not slippery.



. It is lightweight; easy to handle.



. Cost effective in comparison to other sorbents.



. MOP is available in bags (loose), pillows, and booms.



Once MOP is applied, the oil will not leach out and it halts further contamination of land or water. The aggressive oil-holding action will not allow MOP to release its grip on the oil to the environment. It is designed for optimum performance on each and every possible surface where oil spills can occur.



In addition, the oil holding action of MOP is not affected by foul weather. MOP holds the oil in rain, sleet or snow until it is picked up. MOP can be retrieved quickly and easily. The MOP-treated area is now restored without contamination and is free of oil. MOP contains a traction-restoring grit that immediately re-establishes safe footing on hard surfaces after being treated.



Remarkably clean oil in large volumes can be recovered from oil saturated MOP simply by squeezing. Up to 95% of the oil can be re-used. MOP actually cleans the oil so it is available without contamination by water or debris. And with the high cost of oil, this is a good thing. Furthermore, the remaining MOP can be burned to recover 100% of the available energy while leaving an ash residue as low as 0.1%.



Liquids Absorbed Are: Jet Fuel, Gasoline, Diesel Fuel, Motor Oil, Hydraulic Fluid, Transformer Oil, Mineral Oil, Viscosity Enhancers, Surfactants, Ethyl Alcohol, Methyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Alcohol, Methyl Ethyl, Ketone, Thinner, and any other liquid hydrocarbons.



Performs Reliably In: Oil & Gas Production, Petroleum Transportation, Petroleum Refineries, Gas Transmission, Petrochemical Plants, Utility Generating Plants, Health Care Facilities, Oil-Fired Furnaces, Manufacturing Plants, Marine Terminals, Rail Transportation, Service Stations, Rental Yards, Airports, Fleet Maintenance, Heavy Construction, Pulp & Paper Mills, Food Processing Plants, and many other industrial and service applications.



About: Standora Enterprises LTD was founded in the 1990. They posses a strong grasp of the African market representing the interests of companies who want to gain entrance throughout Africa. They carry out feasibilities studies on such markets and let clients know if their products are marketable or not. Standora acts as the bridge between investors and the African market by providing all the technical information needed. They can be contacted: US office :622 Salem Avenue, Dayton, OH 45408 USA, phone +1 937.439.6613, fax +1 240.214.8771. Nigeria office: 3rd Ave 31 Road Block Suite 9, Festac Town, 234, Lagos, Nigeria. Email: standoraenterprisesltd@yahoo. com



About: EnviroMop™, LLC was formed in 2004 to promote the revolutionary patented product Maximum Oil Pick-up™ (MOP) which can clean up hazardous oil and other hydrocarbon material spills easily and safely while both allowing for the recovery of the spilled material and returning a clean environment. Located in central New Jersey, EnviroMop™ is capable of serving the worldwide needs for this unique product. For the manufacturer’s safety data sheet (MSDS), an informational brochure, and more, please visit www. EnviroMop. com.



© EnviroMop, LLC. All trademarks, copyrights, and patents are the property of the respective owners. US Patent # 5,492,881. Worldwide patents filed and granted.



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Dorrance Publishing Releases Guide to Presenting Your Best Self

Dorrance Publishing Releases Guide to Presenting Your Best Self



New book by Ainsley de Salazar presents a wide variety of health and beauty tips.



Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) November 13, 2009



Appearance counts! Daring to present your best self to others takes time and effort, but the rewards are great also--a better job, renewed self-confidence, and more success. In this do-it-yourself beauty book, Self-Imaging from Head to Toe, nurse and aesthetician Ainsley de Salazar concisely presents health and beauty tips and discusses how to look your best in a hurry-up era. Covering a wide variety of topics from diet and exercise, fashion sense, hair care and decorating your apartment for serenity, de Salazar wants to help you optimize your appearance, enhance your style, raise your self-confidence, and change your life.



Ainsley de Salazar is a former surgical head nurse in two major New York City hospitals, and was an aesthetician with a successful practice. She has always had a critical eye for how women should present themselves and shares her wisdom to encourage all women to look their best. "We respect others by presenting the best of ourselves," she says in her book, Self-Imaging from Head to Toe.

Born in Nicaragua, she has lived in New York City for most of her adult life. She has a son, Mauricio, and loves baseball and movies.



Self-Imaging from Head to Toe is a 82-page paperback with a retail price of $10.00. The ISBN is 978-1-4349-0178-1. It was published by Dorrance Publishing Co., Inc. of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. For more information or to request a review copy, please visit our virtual pressroom at www. dorrancepressroom. com or our online bookstore at www. dorrancebookstore. com.



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New Book: Happiness Is Just a Bowl of Choices by Michael Rice, LISAC, RTC

New Book: Happiness Is Just a Bowl of Choices by Michael Rice, LISAC, RTC



Mike Rice applies Dr. Glasser’s Choice Theory to help us find and maintain happiness in life.



Mesa, AZ (PRWEB) February 2, 2010



Mike Rice of Mesa, AZ. has captured the value of Dr. Glasser’s Choice Theory to address the means of finding and maintaining happiness in life.



Happiness is a state of mind that everyone seeks to attain and maintain each and every day of their life. All of our daily behavior serves the purpose of acquiring that happiness. We have certain basic genetic psychological needs and in order to achieve happiness, we are hard-wired to seek to have these needs met. If not achieved, a person will develop any number of creative behaviors in an attempt to get these needs met or to compensate for their absence. It could be stated that the struggle for happiness is the driving force behind what may be considered to be normal, as well as abnormal, behavior.



Happiness Is Just a Bowl of Choices explains how we process information; how External Control Psychology is behind the majority of all unhappiness; the Seven Deadly Habits that destroys relationships; Our Quality World; Our Five Basic and Genetic Needs that motivate all of our behavior; the Creative Mind; our Behavior Systems; Total Behavior; and finally, the three ways to resolve all unhappiness and conflict in one’s life.



Everyone wants to be happy but all too often, we don’t know how to maintain it once we find it. Besides the obvious trials and tribulations of unhappiness that is brought on by virtue of earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and war, the majority of unhappiness is the result of the lack of meaningful relationships in one’s life or, of not having a particular relationship with someone important to us in our life.



Too often energy and effort is spent trying to get someone else to behave in a manner that is more acceptable to our preference (External Control Psychology) but it doesn’t work. Consequently, we choose to frustrate, depress, worry, as well have physical and emotional problems that manifest themselves in the form of lack of sleep or constantly being tired, loss of appetite or binge eating, substance abuse, even aches and pains including fibromyalgia and/or “mental illness.”



Interestingly enough, there happens to be no pathology for any of the so called “mental illnesses” and above-named behaviors. People choose the behaviors in which they live in an unhappy existence or condition because not to do so would seem to make them feel worse than they currently do. This book helps us to understand and break the cycle of unhappiness.



About the Author: Mike Rice is a certified Reality Therapy and Choice Theory therapist whose work is solidly based upon Dr. William Glasser’s world renowned “Choice Theory.” Mr. Rice has been in private practice for several years and also writes and lectures throughout the Western Region of the U. S. on alcohol and drug abuse/dependence as well as finding and maintaining happiness in one’s life. More information about Mike can be found on his web site at: http://www. mike-rice. com (http://www. mike-rice. com)



His books are available via Amazon. com, or by ordering them through your local bookstore.



Mike will be speaking at the West Coast Regional Conference of the William Glasser Institute being held in Los Angeles on March 5th and 6th, 2010 on the topic of “Having Fun with Choice Theory." See the tab for CT on his web site for more details.



Media requests for interviews and/or review copies may be addressed to:

Lynn K. Busby, Publicist, Madeira Publishing, Phone: 636 627-1507

Email: lbusby - at - madeirapublishing. com



Additional Keywords:

Choice Theory, Glasser, happiness, self help, self-help, relationship, happiness, external control, therapy, therapist, treatment, psychologist, pyschology



Recent comment about this book:

"I read it on the train last week and loved it. I found it very readable and it held my attention to the end. I especially enjoyed your direct style in the counseling excerpts, and your discussion on mental health. Your explanations of Choice Theory were clear and enlightening."

Ivan Honey, Ivan Honey & Associates P/L (Australia)



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MTV/AP/Social Technologies Study Finds Today's Youth Pragmatic in Their Pursuit of Happiness

MTV/AP/Social Technologies Study Finds Today's Youth Pragmatic in Their Pursuit of Happiness



What makes 12-24 year olds happy? That was the question MTV hired the futurist consulting and research firm Social Technologies to answer earlier this year.



Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 1, 2007



What makes 12-24 year olds happy? That was the question MTV hired the futurist consulting and research firm Social Technologies to answer earlier this year.



The important new study led to surprising findings about this group.

"Youth will continue to perplex adults in their pursuit of happiness," explains Andy Hines, Social Technologies' director of custom projects, who led the study. "They will exhibit a careful mixture of idealism and aspirations, tempered with a grasp of realities and practicalities."



Hines and his team found youths will pursue four pathways to happiness:



1. Transitional Tradition



BFF. Friends are and will continue to be the most important relationships contributing to youth happiness. 80% of the youth polled said that having lots of close friends is very or somewhat important; 23% said that when they go out with friends, they stop feeling unhappy.



Parents Needed. Despite minor annoyances, youth will continue to depend on their parents as a vital source of security and happiness. Nearly half of the respondents mentioned at least one of their parents as a hero.



Religion à la Carte. Youth will increasingly seek happiness via spirituality and faith. "I'm not religious, but having spiritual life is important," said Steven B., 21, of Atlanta. "There needs to be a purpose for life. If I didn't have it, I don't know where I'd be."



My Family Commitment. A resurgence of interest among youth in traditional family structures will gain momentum. 90% of respondents said they think it is likely they will be married to the same person their whole life.



2. All About Me



No Body's Perfect. Body image and traditional routes to good health will be important aspects of happiness for many youth. "At my school, skinny is what everyone's trying to be," said Vanessa A., 13, of Philadelphia. "People make fun of fat (but) also of the skin-and-bones look."



Money Matters. Money is increasingly seen by youth as a means rather than an end. Relative wealth and status are more important than absolute. 73% said the kind of stuff they have makes them happy. 69% said they want to be rich -- but 51% said it is not at all likely or not too likely that they will actually be rich.



Almost Famous. Youth, especially younger people, fantasize about fame, but are savvy enough to know it is unlikely, and most will settle for a good career. "I want to be famous or a skater or a basketball player, but I don't think it will happen," said Nik O., 12, of Phoenix. Zachary G., 13, of Philadelphia said: "In the future, I want more peace and just a better life… a good job, and to take care of the kids."



3. My Life, My Time, My Way



Take Control. Youth will take control of their own happiness. 91% said they have goals for the future (81% have career/work goals, 64% education, 62% family, 63% money, 48% travel, 17% sports, while 12% hope for fame).



No Challenge Too Extreme. Youth see few obstacles in their pursuit of happiness that they cannot overcome. Concern for the future causes stress for only 20% of the 13-17 year olds polled, but 40% of those 18-24 years old feel concern.



Unplugged Meltdown. Technology will stress youth… only when it's unavailable. "I'd be stressed if I didn't have a cell phone," said Cole M., 15, of Atlanta.



Uniquely Generic. Growing youth individuality and self-expression will be tempered by the need to fit in, rather than rebel. 83% said they'd rather be their own person than fit in with their peers. Two-thirds of those surveyed said they are happier in a group. We sensed a rebellious streak, but it was clearly not too far outside of peer group or family norms.



4. Virtual Community



Tech Me. Technology will be important for staying in touch as well as for the pleasure of the moment. 37% of the youths polled said they play videogames to stop unhappiness. 61% said technology helps them make new friends. In the 24 hours before the survey, half of the respondents said, they sent a text message; 71% said they received one.



Virtual & F2F. Youth will make little distinction between face-to-face and virtual friendships. They will have many friends they may never meet in person. 62% of youths polled have used social networking sites like MySpace and FaceBook; 53% have created their own profiles on such sites; 33% said they have friends online they've never met in person.



The bottom line: In the end, the research showed that it is a popular misconception that today's youths are self-absorbed or indifferent to social issues, explains Social Technologies' Traci Stafford Croft, who traveled to three cities (Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Atlanta) with MTV's staff to interview about five dozen 12-24 year olds. The Associated Press then surveyed another 1,280 youths to flesh out the initial findings.



"Any apparent indifference might reflect the fact that they have a good grasp on reality and are simply being practical about what they get upset about or involved in," Croft says.



Hines concludes: "This generation is not likely to march in DC to protest the war in Iraq. But they do care about the country, the environment, and the planet. They are just showing it in a way that is different from their parents and grandparents."



About Social Technologies:

Social Technologies is a global research and consulting firm specializing in the integration of foresight, strategy, and innovation. With offices in Washington, DC, London, and Shanghai, Social Technologies serves the world's leading companies, government agencies, and nonprofits. A holistic, long-term perspective combined with actionable business solutions helps clients mitigate risk, make the most of opportunities, and enrich decision-making.



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American Culture Dinner Talk Series Honors National Family Day with Book of Epic Stories

American Culture Dinner Talk Series Honors National Family Day with Book of Epic Stories



The American Culture Dinner Talk Series honors National Family Dinner Day. Christine Davidson, author of the popular blog, “1American Culture Dinner Talk Series”, presents Epic Stories for Character Education, a collection of inspirational stories for parents to share at dinner with teens and college students.



Logan, UT (PRWEB) September 27, 2010



The American Culture Dinner Talk Series honors National Family Dinner Day. Christine Davidson, author of the popular blog, “1American Culture Dinner Talk Series”, presents Epic Stories for Character Education, a collection of inspirational stories for parents to share at dinner with teens and college students.



Just released in time for National Family Day on September 27, 2010, Epic Stories for Character Education, an illustrated collection of non-doctrinal inspirational stories, provides heroic role models from the Bible, Book of Mormon, and classic literature, for parents to share with their families and strengthen family bonds at home in a comfortable “dinner talk” setting.



Studies show that children who eat with their families abuse drugs less, are more healthy, and do better in school. The simple, time-tested tradition of regular family meals makes a difference, contributing to stress management and stress relief for the entire family. Struggling teens, and even college students, find stability in loving interaction at regular family meals and the consistent transfer of traditional family values.



But when the TV is turned off, and the family actually sits down to dinner, parents are looking for edifying dinner topics. Epic Stories provide heroic role models and teach good character without preaching. Epic Stories for Character Education provides dinner themes for each week of the year. For additional support, now available is the highly popular blog, “1American Culture Dinner Talk Series”, with fresh dinner topics every week day. The character education support Web site, epicworld. net, celebrates an eight-year web presence that has become known worldwide for parables, character education workshops, and articles on the family.



The Center for Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA), sponsor of National Family Day, has this to say about family meals.



Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your ChildrenTM is a national movement to inform parents that the parental engagement fostered during frequent family dinners is an effective tool to help keep America’s kids substance free. Family Day reminds parents that Dinner Makes A Difference!



Epic Stories for Character Education begins with a brief historical background for parents on traditional American culture and heritage. The next section contains illustrated stories about epic heroes from scriptural history and classic literature. Rather than read the book from cover-to-cover in a few days, it is best when the epic stories are read in the sequence of five steps shown in the “Epic Heroes in Training” Section. The short stories are presented as steps in an “epic journey”; the final destination is reached when, over time, the readers “discover the epic hero within” themselves. The third section includes Character Education concepts—ideas for “dinner talk” and character-building activities. The 65 epic stories provide a dinner theme for each week for more than a year. Parents can refer to and adapt the Character Education concepts that correspond to each chapter, and supplement with the Daily Dinner Talk Topics on the blog.



Epic Stories for Character Education is available at Amazon. More information at the Epic World Web site.



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McAllister Software Systems® Launches AVImark® Practice Builder

McAllister Software Systems® Launches AVImark® Practice Builder



New service helps veterinarians use their software to improve the value of their business.



Piedmont, MO (PRWEB) June 18, 2009



Veterinarians around the country are looking for ways to use their software to improve the profitability and value of their business. As a result, McAllister Software Systems has launched AVImark Practice Builder, a new service that offers quarterly data optimization, monthly business metrics reporting, and profitability seminars around the country for AVImark practices.



"AVImark Practice Builder is like a fitness program for a veterinary practice," said Stephen McAllister, president of McAllister Software Systems. "Data optimization is an initial 'boot camp' that immediately repairs data problems, which is the first step to understanding and improving practice health, and ensuring accurate data for better decision-making. Monthly metrics reports provide regular 'check-ups' to monitor business health against other comparable practices in the same region. And profitability seminars teach veterinarians how to use their data to improve the health and value of their business. McAllister Software Systems is committed to helping our customers achieve that goal." 



AVImark Practice Builder's data optimization cleans and streamlines data to ensure accuracy and help AVImark operate more efficiently. Most often, the service identifies and fixes data that was entered incorrectly or was deleted without the proper utilities. Other areas of focus include security and network setup, incorrect or missing client and patient data, and reminder protocols. 



Once data is optimized, a practice will receive monthly Practice Builder metrics reports, powered through an integration with McAllister Software Systems' partner, Veterinary Metrics, and are benchmarked against similar clinics in the area. Reports allow a practice to measure key business performance statistics, such as revenue sources, new client activity, and current client activity, compared with other clinics in their region. This helps veterinarians identify opportunities to increase profitability and measure improvement over time.



Practice Builder seminars will be presented by Practice Management Consultant Dr. Martin Miller. These one-day seminars, called "Profitability, Productivity and Practice Value," will focus on how practices can use the data in AVImark to increase their value.



"Sometimes the right question isn't, 'What can I do with my software,' but rather, 'What can my software do for my business?" said Dr. Miller. "AVImark makes it easy to measure and manage a veterinary practice from several angles, using computer reports to determine profitability, appraise the value of a practice, and see different approaches to influence the numbers. Taking the time to learn the value of a practice will help veterinarians plan a secure future."



The first seminar will be held on June 24 in St. Petersburg, FL. Veterinarians can get more information about the seminar schedule at http://www. avimark. net/solutions/practice-builder (http://www. avimark. net/solutions/practice-builder).



About McAllister Software Systems, Inc.

McAllister Software Systems, Inc., creators of AVImark, has been delivering industry-leading veterinary software since 1988. Today, AVImark has become the most popular, best-selling software in the veterinary industry, available exclusively through Henry Schein, Inc. Through award-winning training and technical support, McAllister helps practices reach their greatest potential by using AVImark to its fullest capacity. The company also offers other innovative products and services, such as MSS Data Vault, McAllister Payment Solutions, MSS IT Solutions, MSS Pet I. D. Cards, MSS Reminder Cards, and Veterinary Wholesale Supply. Headquartered in Piedmont, MO, the company employs more than 125 people and offers products and services to more than 9,000 veterinary clinics in the United States, Canada and South Africa. For more information, visit www. avimark. net.



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SectorLynx Case Management System To Be Used in Improving The Management of State and Local Medicare Recovery Programs

SectorLynx Case Management System To Be Used in Improving The Management of State and Local Medicare Recovery Programs



UMASS Medical School, Center for Health Care Financing selects TP Systems' SectorLynx to support its health care mission.



Vancouver, B. C. (PRWEB) November 14, 2008



TP Systems Ltd. announced today that the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Health Care Financing has entered into a definitive agreement to use its SectorLynx case management system to improve the recovery of state and local government Medicare claims.



"SectorLynx will be a key enabler as we grow and expand our capabilities in helping state and local agencies establish effective operations and reimbursement programs, allowing them to maximize their resources to better serve their clients," commented Marc Thibodeau Director, Center for Health Care Financing, University of Massachusetts Medical School.



SectorLynx is an advanced, web-based case management system built upon Microsoft's. NET framework and SQL Server 2008. Specifically designed for the health and human services sector, it offers flexible customization capabilities, such as form, workflow, and business rule editing, making it easily adaptable to changing healthcare management requirements.



Collecting information, administering programs and managing client or case files can be performed productively and cost-effectively using SectorLynx. More information about SectorLynx and how it can be used by government and non-profit agencies is found at the website: www. sectorlynx. com



TP Systems will be configuring SectorLynx to address the specific needs of the Centre's six key business areas. The Center implements projects to reduce overall state health-care costs by identifying and coordinating with other payers, including private and other federal insurers, who are legally liable for the cost of medical services provided to an individual.



"We are very excited about participating in the growth of the Center for Health Care Financing," says John Thompson, President of TP Systems. "It is great to know that the Center has great confidence in SectorLynx and our people to go forward with a case management system throughout their organization."



The staged roll-out of SectorLynx into the Center's business areas will occur starting in the second quarter of 2009.



About TP Systems



TP Systems is a leading provider of software and information technology (IT) services to government, the non-profit sector, health care providers, and professional services organizations.



TP Systems is a creative and agile firm comprising more than 125 associates based in Vancouver and Victoria, B. C., who for more than 30 years have helped clients bridge the gap between technology and people through innovative solutions, including IT Staffing, Applications Development, and Managed IT Services. TP Systems also designs, develops, and markets SectorLynx, a robust web-based case management system for the health and human services sector throughout North America. TP Systems was recognized by IT Business Canada in 2007 as Bronze Winner as Best Services Organization and one of the Top 100 IT Solutions providers in Canada.



About the UMass Medical School, Center for Health Care Financing



The Center for Health Care Financing is a public agency consulting firm that takes a mission driven approach to health care financing. It is dedicated to helping state and local agencies maximize resources to better serve their clients. Applying the knowledge and resource of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, its offers a variety of services to state and local agencies, including:

 Health Care Financing Strategies  Third Party Benefit Coordination  Optimizing Medicare Payments  Financial and Program Compliance  School Based Claiming



For more information please contact:



Jessica Turvey

Marketing Coordinator

TP Systems



Email:  jessica_turvey@tpsystems. com

Website: www. tpsystems. com or www. sectorlynx. com

Phone:  250-389-2993 ext. 224



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LearnShare Announces Collaboration With MindLeaders To Bolster Content Library

LearnShare Announces Collaboration With MindLeaders To Bolster Content Library



Leading Learning Solutions Provider Now a Preferred Provider for LearnShare Members: LearnShare, LLC, the consortium of Fortune 1000 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in training and development, today announced that it has partnered with Dublin, Ohio-based MindLeaders, a leading edge learning services provider. LearnShare members will now have access to learning methodologies from a wide variety of subject matter. Members of the consortium will also receive preferred pricing through the partnership.



Toledo, OH (PRWEB) March 14, 2007



LearnShare, LLC (www. learnshare. com), the consortium of Fortune 1000 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package and share best practices in training and development, today announced that it has partnered with Dublin, Ohio-based MindLeaders, a leading edge learning services provider. LearnShare members will now have access to learning methodologies from a wide variety of subject matter. Members of the consortium will also receive preferred pricing through the partnership.



MindLeaders is an employee and individual performance-improvement company with nearly 25 years of experience in the technology-based, self-paced training field. They provide personalized learning that supports organizational success through e-learning tools that cover topics ranging from networking in an enterprise environment to personal use of the pc and from healthcare privacy issues to business skills.



LearnShare members will be able to tap into resources such as:



 Certifications  Technical skills  Computer knowledge  Business development  Global business methodologies  Leadership skills  Six Sigma courses  Work/life balance education



"MindLeaders offers great depth and breadth of content, which is an excellent addition to LearnShare's library, and we are excited to bring even more high-level material to our members," said Lois Webster, CEO of LearnShare (www. learnshare. com). "One area where MindLeaders excels is in global business content, which ties in extremely well with our internal initiatives to expand our content offering for global training organizations."



About LearnShare



LearnShare LLC, founded in 1996, is a consortium of 43 diverse, industry-leading companies dedicated to sharing their proven expertise and innovative practices across member organizations to enhance their competitive advantage. LearnShare's key focus is to provide technology-based learning solutions, collaborative communities, best practices and applied research to meet its members' mission critical business education and development needs. The original member companies are 3M, ChevronTexaco, Deere & Co., Eaton, General Motors, Levi Strauss & Co, Motorola, Northwest Airlines, Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois, Pfizer Inc, Pilkington, and UnitedHealth Group. For more information, visit www. learnshare. com.



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Prediction on This Year's Hot Holiday Gift for Women – Light Weight and Affordable Fitness Equipment

Prediction on This Year's Hot Holiday Gift for Women – Light Weight and Affordable Fitness Equipment



Retailers are moving into position for this year's holiday season, hoping their market will take the lead – a good bet for women's gifts may be light weight fitness equipment.



Clifton, NJ (PRWEB) October 19, 2005



The holidays, already? You might as well get a jump on it now rather than scratch your head in late December. Retailers have been doing their analysis of what will be the hot sellers this year, especially for women who tend to be not only the biggest purchasers, but are the biggest receivers of holiday gifts. Yet, shopping for women can be difficult. One online retailer specializing in women's fitness equipment (http://www. thefitwoman. com) believes more people will look into purchasing a gift of health for the women in their lives. Particularly the seasoned baby boomer woman who is more exercise-conscious than her counterpart of previous generations, is looking for ways to incorporate effective but feasible exercise routines – ways that would enable her to fit in workouts while at the office or on business trips as well as at home.



Statistical trends show women are bigger consumers of fitness equipment than men. Recent research studies showing the youth-enhancing and disease-halting effects of weight training in particular, have prompted approximately 75% more women over the last decade to start lifting weights.



But fitness equipment? Does that mean hand the lady a two-ton box of high cost treadmills and multi-exercise home gyms with complex assembly required? "Absolutely not," says Janet Ford, a Certified Personal Trainer and co-owner of TheFitWoman. com, a Web site that features a great deal of light-weight and portable fitness equipment (http://www. thefitwoman. com). "This equipment is remarkably effective and recommended by personal trainers to develop lean muscle mass, strength and a youthful appearance," says Ford, whose Web site relies on consultation from certified fitness professionals for product selections. Some of the more highly affordable and light weight products provided include:



Exercise Balls (http://www. thefitwoman. com/site/1396334/page/566044/) - probably one of the most versatile and economical pieces of exercise equipment you could have in your home gym. A burst-resistant exercise ball acts as a platform for many weight training exercises that you can do on a bench, while also training balance and coordination.



Resistance Bands, Hand Grips and Wrist Weights (http://www. thefitwoman. com/site/1396334/page/571150/) - Bands will help you firm up your chest, arms, abs, and legs and can sometimes impose as much tension on the muscles as free weights. If you have joint pain and stiffness, they prove to be an excellent way to train. Grips help women develop forearms and hand strength. Likewise wrist weights develop forearm strength, and both do so without causing a woman to look like Hercules. Unlike hand grips, you can wear wrist weights while engaged in other activities such as walking or lifting a dumbbell.



Jump Ropes – jump roping, known for its intense cardio-vascular effects, is also an excellent way to develop power, balance and coordination for both daily activities as well as athletic endeavors.



Add a set of space-saving adjustable dumbbells and medicine balls, and you have a full home gym (http://www. TheFitWoman. com/site/1396334/page/593140/), which according to many fitness professionals will provide a better weight training workout than most machines, and do so without consuming your living space or your budget. The simpler the fitness equipment, the better for health, and the easier to wrap up in holiday cheer for a friend, family member or loved one.



For more information, visit About Us-TheFitWoman. com (http://www. thefitwoman. com/site/1396334/page/173181/).



About TheFitWoman. com:



TheFitWoman. com Web site was established to promote and provide fitness equipment and information that assist women to achieve their fitness goals. The company was founded by Certified Personal Trainers, Linda Kravitz and Janet Ford, who work with various other fitness professionals, most notably, Gordon Waddell, CSCS, on product selection and information.



Note to editors: For company logo, go to http://www. TheFitWoman. com/ (http://www. TheFitWoman. com/) and copy header GIF image with our website name and picture of the dove. For pictures depicting the fitness products discussed, click on applicable URL in above text and copy any useful jpg image.



Contact Information:



Janet Ford, President and General Counsel



Telephone/Fax: 888.903.9415



PowerFit LLC



1360 Clifton Avenue



Clifton, New Jersey 07012



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LiveProcess Featured at California Disaster Planning for Hospitals Conference Sept. 14-16

LiveProcess Featured at California Disaster Planning for Hospitals Conference Sept. 14-16



LiveProcess, the market leader in web-based emergency preparedness and incident management solutions for healthcare, today announced it will exhibit at the Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference September 14-16 in Sacramento.



Verona, NJ (PRWEB) September 10, 2009



LiveProcess, the market leader in web-based emergency preparedness and incident management solutions for healthcare, today announced it will exhibit at the Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference September 14-16 in Sacramento.



LiveProcess, which helps hospitals manage large-scale disasters and emergencies with an Internet-based communications platform, was established in the wake of the September 11 attacks and the worldwide SARS outbreak in response to widespread recognition that healthcare needed a better way to plan for and respond to disasters.



The LiveProcess platform is used in over 400 facilities across the country and is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as the choice for disaster readiness and incident command solutions for its member hospitals.



Mitch Saruwatari, vice president of quality and compliance for LiveProcess, will participate as one of several nationally recognized instructors during a special post-conference workshop, "Using the HICS Tools for Incident Action Planning."



The course uses an interactive approach based on hazards most often faced by California hospitals to teach participants how to determine and write objectives that direct hospital-based response actions. Participants will also develop action plans using hospital-specific ICS (Incident Command System) forms with an emphasis on guiding response activities and after action reviews.



The conference is sponsored by the California Hospital Association and co-sponsored by the California Department of Public Health, California Emergency Management Agency and Emergency Medical Services Authority, and is the only statewide conference planned by and for California hospitals.



Conference education programs will cover such diverse topics as preparing for the H1N1 pandemic, unified command, recovery assistance, after-action reporting, trauma surge, the physician's role in a disaster, radiological incidents, Joint Commission requirements, drive-thru triage, HICS for rural hospitals, and a disaster boot camp.



Over 700 emergency management professionals are registered to attend the Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference, including hospital administrators, emergency program managers, emergency preparedness committee members, hospital emergency operations center staff, medical directors and physicians, nurse executives and managers, public health officers and emergency planners, safety and security managers, risk managers, and medical and health operational area coordinators.



The conference also provides attendees with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with exhibitors showcasing the latest equipment, technologies and services in the healthcare emergency preparedness industry.



LiveProcess is exhibiting at Booth #46 on Monday, September 14 and Tuesday September 15. For more information on LiveProcess, visit http://www. liveprocess. com (http://www. liveprocess. com).



For more information on the Disaster Planning for California Hospitals Conference, go to http://guest. cvent. com/EVENTS/Info/Summary. aspx? e=35d3b40c-cde3-46ba-9c3a-d5467135717a (http://guest. cvent. com/EVENTS/Info/Summary. aspx? e=35d3b40c-cde3-46ba-9c3a-d5467135717a).



About Mitch Saruwatari:

Mitch Saruwatari is vice president of quality and compliance for LiveProcess, the market leader in web-based emergency management tools for hospitals and healthcare agencies. Mitch oversees coordination of national healthcare and emergency management standards and interfaces with external organizations. Mitch has held positions in healthcare, public health and emergency medical services and has served on numerous national, state and local committees including co-lead for the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS IV) revision project. Mitch has a Masters degree in epidemiology and has finished his coursework for a doctorate in Public Health from UCLA.



About LiveProcess:

LiveProcess is the market leader in web-based emergency preparedness and incident management for healthcare. The secure, Software as a Service (SaaS) platform is a comprehensive, community-integrated and easy-to-use solution that helps hospitals and healthcare organizations automate daily operations, exercises, compliance and incident management.



The LiveProcess platform provides hospitals, other healthcare providers and public health agencies with the ability to evaluate and manage their own preparedness and state of readiness as well as coordinate response during events ranging from drills, exercises and small incidents to large-scale healthcare emergencies.



EDITORS NOTE: Mitch Saruwatari, VP Quality and Compliance and a healthcare emergency management expert, is available for interviews as a subject matter expert. Please contact Rachel Hedstrom at 972-365-7741, or email Rachel (at) thegentryagency. com.



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Spring Break Travel Begins with iTriage

Spring Break Travel Begins with iTriage



Travelers can now find healthcare providers and ER wait times anywhere in the country



Lakewood, CO (PRWEB) March 12, 2010



Families and college students preparing to travel during the annual ritual known as Spring Break received a boost of support for their healthcare today from Healthagen®-- developer of iTriage (http://www. iTriageHealth. com)®.



Spring Break travelers can use the iTriage app to find medical information, healthcare providers and quickly find healthcare facilities anywhere in the country. Spring break travelers have assurance that in the event of an injury, or illness, they can quickly find the closest point of care and not waste time. By downloading the iTriage application for the iPhone®, iPod Touch® or Android™, or logging onto http://www. iTriageHealth. com (http://www. iTriageHealth. com) from any Web-enabled device, spring break travelers will be able to find healthcare using the GPS capabilities of iTriage whether on the beach or on top of the ski slopes.



Healthcare providers anticipate a spike in new patients during spring break, especially in resort areas and coastal towns. Families and college students traveling to Florida, one of the nation’s most popular spring break destinations, have the added benefit of accessing average Emergency Room wait times anywhere in the state, at any HCA hospital on iTriage. With a nationwide directory of every hospital, urgent care center, retail clinic, pharmacy and physician, iTriage makes finding help easier than ever, allowing spring break travelers more time to spend enjoying their vacation, if they get mobile (http://www. iTriageHealth. com/get-mobile) with iTriage.



“Nobody likes to get sick on vacation. iTriage makes it easy for families and college students to access healthcare information and providers while vacationing away from home during Spring Break or any time of the year.” said Peter Hudson, M. D. CEO, Healthagen. “iTriage puts actionable healthcare information into the hands of travelers, so that when illness or an accident occurs, all the information needed to search symptoms or find a facility is in their hands.”



ITriage Resources:

Search iTriage for symptoms, diseases, procedures and providers See an iTriage demo on the Healthagen site Click here to download iTriage on iTunes (http://itunes. apple. com/WebObjects/MZStore. woa/wa/viewSoftware? id=304696939&mt=8) or at the Android Market Follow iTriage on Twitter Friend iTriage on Facebook



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Accident Advice Helpline Relaunch Resolusion Claims Platform

Accident Advice Helpline Relaunch Resolusion Claims Platform



Accident Advice Helpline announce relaunch of the Resolusion fast track personal injury claims platform.



(PRWEB) May 29, 2009



Accident Advice Helpline (AAH), the UK's largest Claims Management Company, has announced the re-launch of 'Resolusion', the fast track personal injury service.



The move follows the acquisition of Resolusion from Elision Group - the specialist technology company who developed the system - to set an industry standard for faster and more cost-effective claims settlement in line with the Ministry of Justice claims process reforms.



The Resolusion system has already demonstrated significant cost savings to both insurers and litigant solicitors following extensive pilot testing over the last 2 years with leading personal injury law firms and insurers, and will change the landscape of personal injury claims (http://www. accidentadvicehelpline. co. uk/injury_claims/ (http://www. accidentadvicehelpline. co. uk/injury_claims/)) by significantly reducing 3rd party costs and settlement times.



Commenting on the launch, Darren Werth - Managing Director of Accident Advice Helpline (http://www. accidentadvicehelpline. co. uk/ (http://www. accidentadvicehelpline. co. uk/)) said, "The re-launch of the Resolusion platform will help proposed MOJ reforms in streamlining the claims process and provide cost savings to both insurers and personal injury law firms. We are planning to run some of our own claims through the system during the next few months and prove that the claimant still receives access to justice, still using lawyers where appropriate and still ensuring adequate compensation and medical assessment at a lesser cost and time."



An innovative part of the Resolusion service will be the initial medical assessment process, originally designed by Health & Case Management Limited (HCML) and Professor Mansel Aylward, and already used for medical assessments for the DWP Pathways to Work programme. The screening process immediately reduces the need for expensive Medical Reports and associated referral fees, and allows for the early use of rehabilitation where appropriate.



Darren Werth added, "The MOJ claims process reforms are here and we believe the Resolusion platform and service is crucial to the insurers if they are to meet these proposals, we have approached a number of insurers whose claims we capture on a daily basis and with them we hope to be able to lead the change in how personal injury claims are settled".



About Accident Advice Helpline

Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 following the removal of legal aid to accident victims with personal injury cases. The company was founded to provide access to justice for accident victims and, since its creation, has helped thousands of people claim compensation against the responsible parties.



Working on a no win, no fee (http://www. accidentadvicehelpline. co. uk/no_win_no_fee (http://www. accidentadvicehelpline. co. uk/no_win_no_fee)) basis, the injury compensation (http://www. accidentadvicehelpline. co. uk/compensation_claims/ (http://www. accidentadvicehelpline. co. uk/compensation_claims/)) specialist is the UK's leading company of its kind and prides itself on quick and effective claims processing with high quality service and an admirable success rate. The level of customer satisfaction which Accident Advice Helpline is known for is characterised by television star Esther Rantzen's continued support for the company, which she has steadily provided since 2003.



Accident Advice Helpline PR Contact:

Richard Robins

Digital VP

Accident Advice House

Merrion Avenue

Stanmore

London

Middlesex

HA7 4RP

0208 416 2000

Www. accidentadvicehelpline. co. uk



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Accounts Receivable Technologies WINS Honda Financial Services’ Batch Champion Award for 2004-2005

Accounts Receivable Technologies WINS Honda Financial Services’ Batch Champion Award for 2004-2005



Accounts Receivable Technologies (AR Tech), a leading provider of accounts receivable management and call-center services, today announced that it has been awarded the Batch Challenge Champion Award by Honda Financial Services for the 2004-2005 period.



Woodbridge, NJ (PRWEB) February 9, 2006



Accounts Receivable Technologies (AR Tech), a leading provider of accounts receivable management and call-center services, today announced that it has been awarded the Batch Challenge Champion Award by Honda Financial Services for the 2004-2005 period.



“We are honored to receive this reward from Honda Financial. We appreciate their business, and the recognition of our hard work and dedication to their account,” said Paul Errigo, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President for AR Tech. “We are consistently a top performer for most of our clients, but not all of them have recognition programs and awards. It makes our entire staff feel good about their daily efforts, and it is a great reward to share with everyone.”



Mike Petrone, Agency Manager for Honda Financial Services, presented the award at AR Tech’s corporate office in Woodbridge, NJ. "On behalf of Honda Financial Services, I am pleased to recognize AR Tech as our top End of Term agency of the year,” Petrone said. “AR Tech remains best class by consistently exceeding our goals and expectations and driving up liquidation.”



Errigo noted that AR Tech has been a leader in automotive portfolio recoveries since 1993, with a specialty division for End of Term Lease collections. Since inception, they have been undefeated in champion challenger programs on EOT portfolios, and continue to raise the bar for client expectations. They have pioneered a method to combine customer service with collections, which has proven to be an unbeatable formula for EOT accounts.



About Accounts Receivable Technologies (AR Tech)



Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Woodbridge, NJ, Accounts Receivable Technologies continues to be a leading national provider of accounts receivable management services, including customer service outsourcing, pre-collection, debt collection, and call-center activities. They service a variety of industries, and their clients include Fortune 500 companies, automotive captives, banking and financial institutions, healthcare, health & fitness, and retail credit grantors. For more information, please call 1-800-828-5658, or visit www. artechonline. com.



Contact information:



Paul Errigo



Co-Founder & EVP



800-828-5658 x 121



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