Redesigned Yoga-Paws® Have Arrived, now Shipping for Holiday Gift Orders

Redesigned Yoga-Paws® Have Arrived, now Shipping for Holiday Gift Orders



Take your practice anywhere more comfortably and safely with the all-new “yoga mat you wear”



Cardiff By The Sea, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2010



Cardiff-By-The-Sea, Calif. (PRWEB) November 22, 2010 -- The long-anticipated, completely redesigned Yoga-Paws® have arrived from the manufacturer and are now being shipped just in time for holiday gift orders. The compact, light-weight “mini-mats” are worn on the hands and feet to provide complete slip control so that yoga can be practiced anywhere comfortably and safely without a mat. Yoga-Paws make a great gift idea for anyone who practices traditional or Bikram yoga, particularly those who enjoy practicing yoga outdoors or while traveling.



In late-summer, it was announced that Yoga-Paws, the original “yoga mat you wear,” had been completely redesigned with new materials, function and styling aimed at enhancing the yoga experience. The manufacturer had been accepting pre-orders in anticipation of today’s announcement. The product is now widely available for sale and shipping through the Yoga-Paws website, as well as through the company’s network of authorized retailers.



Available in four sizes for adult men and women at an MSRP of $44.95, each set includes hand and foot mini-mats plus a convenient mesh carrying case. Discounts are available for yoga instructors with a valid Yoga Alliance Registry I. D.



First released in 2003, Yoga-Paws were immediately met with rave reviews from the international yoga and Pilates communities, as well as the news media. To date, tens of thousands of the original Yoga-Paws have been sold worldwide as people of all walks-of-life embrace the idea of “going mat-less” with their practice.



Recognizing the need for the product to evolve with the global yoga marketplace, the company has been compiling extensive feedback from fans and instructors for several years. Yoga-Paws has also invested in research and development to identify the latest state-of-the-art materials and manufacturing resources to fit the company’s growing needs. All of this has culminated in the all-new Yoga-Paws product, with a new design that builds upon the benefits of this initial product, with improvements made to every component to create the ultimate mat-less yoga experience.



New Yoga-Paws hand units feature eco-friendly TPE material with a curved, ergonomic design and external seams, similar to driving gloves, for added comfort and mobility. The backside of the hand units are made from a breathable mesh material to allow air circulation and a Velcro closure for an adjustable fit. Between the fingers, new “safety belt” straps keep the hand in proper position within the unit. A new moisture-absorbent, towel-like lining absorbs seven times its weight in moisture, allowing the practitioner to stay locked in place, feeling dry and comfortable.



The Yoga-Paws foot unit features a heal-strap to prevent movement during practice. The top of the foot is covered in a smooth, comfortable Lycra-spandex material that adjusts to provide a close, glove-like fit for various foot sizes. A recycled natural rubber material is provided for slip control on the bottom of the foot. The material is extremely durable and holds up to the pressure and friction of even the most rigorous yoga practices.



Many yoga practitioners enjoy the ability to connect more closely with the Earth during their practice by being able to practice outdoors without being encumbered by a mat. Yoga-Paws are ideal for those who like to practice yoga at the office or while traveling, with a lightweight and compact design that can easily be slipped into a purse or carry-on bag for impromptu practices anywhere.



Bikram Yoga, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga and Power Yoga all include strong movements that create a lot of heat in the body, resulting in excessive perspiration that can pose a falling risk. Yoga-Paws can be used alone or in conjunction with a traditional or Bikram yoga mat for practitioners who are prone to sweating or who have trouble sticking to their mat during practice.



Yoga instructors enjoy greater freedom and flexibility with Yoga-Paws by being able to move around a class and demonstrate poses on demand without having to worry about slipping.



With the launch of the new Yoga-Paws product, the company is in expansion mode and is currently building up its distributor network nationwide. Retailers, health clubs, fitness studios, pharmacies, medical and chiropractic offices, and others interested in carrying the Yoga-Paws product line are asked to contact Jamie Getzwiller, Yoga-Paws LLC president/CEO, at jamieg(at)yogapaws(dot)com or (760) 434-3970 for more information, including customized pricing plans.



Yoga-Paws® is a registered trademark of Yoga-Paws, LLC. Products are designed and marketed from the company’s headquarters in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif., and manufactured in Taiwan and China. The product was first introduced in 2003, with a complete redesigned product launched in 2010. The product has been featured in Shape Magazine (as an Editor’s Choice Award), as well as Prevention, Real Simple, Marie-Claire, New York Times, Washington Post, Fitness and many others. For more information, visit http://www. yogapaws. com, http://www. facebook. com/myyogapaws or call 888.964.2790. Videos are available at http://www. youtube. com/yogapaws.



Media Contacts:

Bridget Palitz 

Shortfuse Marketing

619.933.8722 

Bridget(at)shortfusemarketing(dot)com



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Heart of Herbs 2005 Class List for Heaven in Newburyport MA

Heart of Herbs 2005 Class List for Heaven in Newburyport MA



Heart of Herbs Herbal and Aromatherapy School's 2005 Offsite Class Schedule. Aromatherapy Level II, Herbal and Doula Training Programs. Taught by World Reknown Herbalist and Aromatherapist Demetria Clark.



(PRWEB) May 22, 2005



he following are education options from Heart of Herbs Herbal School in conjunction with Heaven in Newburyport MA.



June 18th



Herbology for Birth Care Professionals



Have you found yourself working with a client who is using a lot of herbal products? Have you wondered why or what they were using them for?



If so, this class is the class for you. We will cover herbs from the eyes of a birth professional. Why people use herbs is as varied as what types of care people drive, some use them for nutritional purposes, so for healing and some people use them to replace pharmaceutical medicines. In this class we will take a look at why people use herbs, what birth herbals are and what a professional needs to know about these herbs. We will also cover the various classes of application, herbal studies and efficacy, what herbs are commonly used for what and how you can find the information you need to better assist a client.



This class is taught by Demetria Clark from Heart of Herbs Herbal School and Helena Wu from Moon Mountain Midwifery



For more information contact



Registration and Directions



HEAVEN (Healing Essential Arts Venue for Education in Newburyport) 260 Merrimac Street The Towle Building Newburyport, MA. 01950 To Register Call



978-462-5454 The website is www. heaven-nbpt. com



June 25th and 26th



Certified Aromatherapy Program Level II The Advanced Aromatherapy Program contains a more extensive and advanced level of aromatherapy training. This program exceeds the Level II requirements of the NAHA. This program requires a deeper level of practitioner commitment than the Heart of Aromatherapy Program.



Students will be expected to do sample intakes, complete oil profiles, do all of the homework assignments and complete the final examination. Projects and formulation recipes are included and their are expected projects to be completed.



Approved Standards for Professional Aromatherapy Education Level Two:



Professional Aromatherapy Certification 1. Required Standards of Education/Training:



1.1 Schools and Educators wishing to comply with NAHA´s Standards of Aromatherapy Training must provide a minimum of two hundred (200) hours of training and practical tuition in the fields of aromatherapy & essential oil studies and anatomy & physiology.



1.2 According to the standards approved and adopted by the Council, Aromatherapy and Essential oil studies should comprise of the following core curriculum requirements:



History and Modern Development The basics of botany (specifically taxonomy) Properties of essential oils within a holistic and clinical framework



Methods of extraction Organic chemistry Carrier oils Blending techniques Methods of application Safety and Aromatherapy Consultation and treatment program design The basics of business development Legal and ethical issues



1.3 According to the standards approved and adopted by the Council, Anatomy & Physiology training should include: The following systems to be covered in depth:



The Respiratory system and the Integumentary system, and the olfactory process.



Basic anatomy and physiology of the following systems: The Reproductive, Circulatory, Nervous, Endocrine, Lymphatic/Immune, Urinary, Musculoskeletal and Digestive.



Graduating students should be knowledgeable in the structure and function of all the major systems of the human body, together with the clinical science of at least five (5) common ailments of each.



Students entering an aromatherapy program with a degree in health related fields (e. g. Nurses, Massage therapists, Doctors) may test out or be exempt from the anatomy and physiology section only in relation to that part of the training which goes over the structure and function of each system. Pre-existing health professionals are still required to complete training in the application of essential oils to each system and the effect of essential oils on a variety of common ailments.



Any exemption of the anatomy and physiology portion of training should only be allowed when the request for exemption is fully supported by relevant documentation



2. Required elements for student graduation based upon approved standards in aromatherapy education



2.1.1 Student must complete a 5-10 page research paper.



2.1.2 Student must complete a minimum of 10 case histories



2.1.3 Student must sit and pass examination offered by school



This class is $400.00



Contact Heaven to Register



HEAVEN (Healing Essential Arts Venue for Education in Newburyport) 260 Merrimac Street The Towle Building Newburyport, MA. 01950 To Register Call 978-462-5454 The website is www. heaven-nbpt. com.



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Onlineshoes. com and ASICS® Pair Up for Running Shoes Giveaway

Onlineshoes. com and ASICS® Pair Up for Running Shoes Giveaway



Stay fit this season with a free pair of ASICS® running shoes! Enter to win from September 14-September 27



Seattle, WA (PRWEB) September 14, 2010



As the colder weather is about to settle in, Onlineshoes. com (http://www. onlineshoes. com) and ASICS® (http://www. onlineshoes. com/asics-b_id1) inspire the desire to stay fit with the chance to win a free pair of ASICS® running shoes. (Read on to find out more about ASICS® and how to enter the contest at the Onlineshoes. com blog between September 14 and September 27.)



Introduced to the United States in 1977, the ASICS® name was inspired by the Latin phrase "Anima Sana In Corpore Sano" which translates to "A Sound Mind in a Sound Body." The ASICS® mission—to create a healthy, happy lifestyle by promoting total health and fitness—has remained the same since its inception in 1949 in Kobe, Japan. Now recognized as a leader in athletic shoes and clothing, ASICS® is always at the forefront of creating something new, something comfier, something to keep you warmer, something to keep you drier and everything to keep you moving.



The Onlineshoes. com collection of ASICS® shoes offers something for everyone. From ASICS® running shoes to ASICS® trainers to ASICS® tennis shoes—including the popular ASICS® Gel® shoes—Onlineshoes. com has a versatile selection of ASICS® athletic shoes for men, women, boys and girls.



One of the most well-known ASICS® inventions is the ASICS® GEL® cushioning system. This exclusive silicone-based technology, found throughout all their most popular styles, incorporates gel inserts at high-impact areas in the shoe's midsole to enhance shock absorption, support and comfort.



The iconic ASICS® GEL-Kayano® running shoe (http://www. onlineshoes. com/asics-gel-kayano-pll_id106) just one of the many styles to feature this GEL® cushioning system, pairs classic styling with cutting-edge technology, and keeps the focus on comfort and stability. To help prevent Achilles tendonitis, this high-mileage trainer features a 3mm raised heel gradient that relieves much of the loading that causes Achilles tension for men and women.



With a sleek low profile and sporty yet feminine appeal, the women's ASICS® GEL-Cumulus® 12 shoe provides an exceptionally plush ride with a broad, stable platform designed for pure cushioning and comfort. Women's-specific forefoot Solyte® cushioning directly under the ball of the foot and a memory foam mesh upper customize the fit.



The ASICS® GEL-Nimbus® 12 running shoe (http://www. onlineshoes. com/asics-nimbus-pll_id105) is a top-selling cushioning favorite built with a broad platform for stability. Designed for neutral runners and moderate overpronaters, this running shoe features an anatomically correct upper with asymmetrical lacing for lasting comfort and a customized fit.



As the seasons change and working out moves from outside to indoors, ASICS® also offers a variety of clothing to support fitness, health and active lifestyles in any type of weather. Along with water - and wind-resistant fabric, many of the ASICS® running jackets, ASICS® running tops and ASICS® vests feature media player pockets that are designed to hold a portable music player. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts appreciate this easy-to-use pocket as they find that playing music helps to provide motivation during chilly weather workouts.



"Whether you love to run in the rain or take your workouts to a treadmill at the gym, ASICS® supports a lifestyle of health and fitness with top-notch performance shoes, running shoes, walking shoes, clothing and more." says Lora Sherod, Onlineshoes. com buyer.



About the Contest:

Onlineshoes. com and ASICS® are giving away two pairs of ASICS® running shoes (http://www. onlineshoes. com/asics-running-shoes-pll_id109). To enter the contest, visit the Onlineshoes. com blog Get in Gear contest (http://www. onlineshoes. com/blog/running/giveaway-asics-running-shoes) and post an answer to the question 'When it comes to working out, what's the name of the song and the artist that really amps up your motivation to get fit?' in the comments section. Entries will be accepted from September 14 to September 27, 2010. Two lucky winners will receive a pair of ASICS® running shoes. See the complete contest rules and regulations (http://onlineshoes. tv/p/99010/asics-giveaway-rules-and-regulations/) for details.



About Onlineshoes. com

Established in 1996, Onlineshoes. com is the nation's first online shoe retailer. With a history that began decades ago in a family-owned corner shoe store, the company is committed to delivering exceptional value and service. Onlineshoes. com offers the latest high-quality footwear for men, women and kids with more than 240,000 shoe and clothing choices from more than 200 name brands, as well as a wide selection of bags and accessories. Customers are entitled to a 110-percent price guarantee, 365–day return policy, and free shipping and exchanges on most orders. For more information, visit www. onlineshoes. com.



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Whizlabs Launches MCSE 2003 (70-293) Certification Exam Simulator

Whizlabs Launches MCSE 2003 (70-293) Certification Exam Simulator



Whizlabs Software, a key solution provider in IT Certification Exam Preparation has launched the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineers (MCSE) 70-293 Certification Exam Simulator for professionals seeking certification on windows server system.



(PRWEB) February 12, 2005



Achieving Microsoft's MCSE Certification for 70-293 validates an individualÂ’s ability to make infrastructures more efficient and productive and to deliver more applications. It helps specialize in messaging and security apart from planning, implementing and maintaining server roles and security, network infrastructure, sever availability, network security among others.



MCSE is among the most specialized certifications available today. The importance of this exam is that it contributes towards the credits required for core certification.



The certification validates a candidate's expertise in using capabilities of Windows Server 2003 to make it a valuable asset for increasing an organization's productivity. It will also help implementing and administering a network operating system in environments with 200 to 26,000 supported users in approximately 5 to 150 physical locations. Apart from this, there is a fair amount of emphasis on server health and monitoring.



In its endeavor to provide support for the IT community and industry, Whizlabs Software has launched its MCSE 70-293 Exam Simulator, which contains 175 questions spread over 5 different mock exams of varying difficulty levels, and 150 questions of Quiz. The Exam Simulator is authored by highly experienced and certified professionals, and includes 1 Diagnostic Exam, 3 Practice Exams, and 1 Final Exam. The content and the questions are based on the latest pattern of the actual exam and provide the best-simulated environment. The users even have the option to choose the number of questions, topics, and difficulty level of the questions to create their own customized exam. This enables them to focus the preparation on the specific areas as per their individual requirements.



“With the paramount consideration to help the user gain expertise, the Whizlabs MCSE 70-293 Exam Simulator has been equipped with Exhaustive Explanations and Comprehensive Reports apart from Quick Revision Notes and Tips N Tricks to gear up an aspirant for the actual exam.” says Pradeep Chopra, one of the co-founders of Whizlabs Software.



The types of questions offered in the exam simulator also include Hot Area, Drag N Drop, and Scenario Based besides the usual Multiple Choice (Single Response) and Multiple Choice (Multiple Response) type questions.



All the Whizlabs products come with free Technical Mentoring throughout an aspirant’s preparation and an Unconditional Test PASS Guarantee –a mark of confidence that Whizlabs places in all its products.



About Whizlabs



Whizlabs (http://www. whizlabs. com (http://www. whizlabs. com)) an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, is a leading provider of IT skill assessment and certification exam preparation tools. Whizlabs' suite of offerings include "IT Certification Exam simulators and Instructor-led, Online Trainings" for various exams by Sun, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, PMI, BEA, Cisco, and other leading IT vendors. Whizlabs also offers "IT Skill Assessment Management Solution" for Corporations, Training Institutes, and Universities.



In its first four years of inception, Whizlabs has helped over 380,000 software professionals in realizing their dream of acquiring IT Certifications of their interest.



Whizlabs offerings have fuelled the career growth of IT professionals working in 321 Fortune 500 companies spread in 118 countries across the globe.



Learn more about the Whizlabs MCSE (70-293) Exam Simulator.



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Talyst Demonstrates InSiteRx Remote Dispensing At ASCP Annual Meeting

Talyst Demonstrates InSiteRx Remote Dispensing At ASCP Annual Meeting



Technology Better Positions Pharmacies to Help Long-Term Care Facilities Improve Quality of Care



Orlando, FL (PRWEB) November 10, 2010



ASCP Annual Meeting and Exhibition – Talyst Inc. will demonstrate its InSiteRx™ Remote Dispensing System (InSiteRx) as an exhibitor this week at the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Orlando, Fla. InSiteRx is placed at long-term care facilities and packages residents’ medication doses automatically, freeing nurses to spend more time on the floor with residents. The remote dispensing model is an option for pharmacies transitioning to uniform dispensing models such as weekly, daily, or automated dose dispensing as required by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.



Developed on a powerful foundation of hardware and pharmacy automation software, InSiteRx distributes medications in patient-specific multi-dose packages, right before a medication pass, reducing opportunity for error and virtually eliminating medication waste. The technology also dramatically cuts time nurses otherwise spend on mundane medication and administrative tasks. Creating satisfied nurses and facilities.



“Any opportunity we have to shift our efforts from busy work to focus on our residents – whether it’s by improving the actual quality of care we give them or just quality time we get to spend with them – we are grateful,” said Robyn Kline, LPN for Milner Community Health Care. “Talyst has given us back lost time.”



Talyst supports its partner pharmacies nationwide by successfully positioning them to grow their business and help their LTC customers improve quality of care by providing them with exciting, proven pharmacy automation technology. As one of the first medication management systems designed around the specific needs of LTC nurses and residents, the InSiteRx remote dispensing model enables pharmacist-approved, on-demand medication dispensing right at the facility. Remote dispensing is the least labor intensive short-cycle dispensing solution for pharmacies. It is the most favorable options for LTC facilities. Talyst is equipped to support all types of dispensing models, including central fill models, as they have done for several years.



“Our commitment to our customers – the pharmacists – and our continued focus on differentiation in patient safety, innovation and quality of care, has earned us the opportunity to service many leading healthcare organizations,” said Carla Corkern, Talyst CEO. “We want to make the transition to adopting the necessary technologies to comply with the shortened dispensing requirements as seamless and easy as possible.”



For more information on how to leverage remote dispensing, eliminate medication waste, reduce costs and improve patient safety in long-term care, please visit: http://www. talyst. com/insiterx

About Talyst

Talyst is engineering the safer pharmacy. The company was founded in 2002 to provide automated medication management systems to acute care hospital pharmacies. The following year Talyst launched AutoPharm®, the innovative software platform designed to drive a complete suite of medication storage, packaging, refrigeration, and barcoding hardware.



As of 2010, Talyst has installed automated systems in more than 500 acute care hospitals, integrated healthcare companies, long-term care facilities, and corrections facilities. Talyst is dedicated to delivering world-class software and proven hardware components to enhance efficiency, provide greater inventory control, and improve patient safety in all care environments.



CONTACT:

Michael Ann Thomas

RH Strategic (http://www. rhstrategic. com) 

Mthomas(at)rhstrategic(dot)com or 773-961-7340 



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The (DOH) Hispanic Obesity Prevention Education (HOPE) Initiative is Accepting Applications for $325,000 in Mini-Grant Funding for Florida Organizations

The (DOH) Hispanic Obesity Prevention Education (HOPE) Initiative is Accepting Applications for $325,000 in Mini-Grant Funding for Florida Organizations



The Florida Department of Health's Hispanic Obesity Prevention Education (HOPE) program continues to accept applications from Florida organizations that target physical activity and healthful nutrition within Florida's Hispanic Community.



Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) April 28, 2007



The Florida Department of Health's Hispanic Obesity Prevention Education (HOPE) program continues to accept applications from Florida organizations that target physical activity and healthful nutrition within Florida's Hispanic Community.



A total of $325,000 will be awarded in mini-grants to up to 25 Florida organizations. The HOPE funding initiative will serve as a vehicle to increase physical activity, healthy nutrition, knowledge of appropriate food portion sizes and reduced screen time among Hispanics in Florida.



These grants works in conjunction with HOPE's overarching goal: to increase obesity prevention and education within the Hispanic community. The grants will be awarded based on the need each organization demonstrates in its proposal.



To apply for the mini-grant visit: Mini-Grants (http://www. hopeflorida. org/Mini_Grants. aspx) to download the mini-grant application or contact Catalina Rodríguez, HOPE Program Marketing Coordinator, via e-mail or by phone at (305) 377-9167.



All applications are due by May 8th, 2007.



Florida Department of Health (http://www. hopeflorida. org/About_FDOH. aspx) promotes and protects the health and safety of all people in Florida through the delivery of quality public health services and the promotion of health care standards.



To learn more about the Florida Department of Health's (DOH) Hispanic Obesity Prevention Education (HOPE) Initiative visit Hope Florida (http://www. hopeflorida. org)



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New Book Shows Readers How to Take Control of Their Time and Find Balance in Life

New Book Shows Readers How to Take Control of Their Time and Find Balance in Life



There's only one you…and only so many hours in a day to attend to what's most important. A new book, written by a professional life coach, provides a time-tested method for attending to what really matters and how people can take control of their time by eliminating procrastination and tapping into energy and motivation.



Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) January 26, 2010



Most people have little say in their work schedule, but what about their own time? If they’re struggling just to keep up with all the tasks at home, making time for family and friends, keeping themselves healthy and whole, and barely getting enough sleep to start all over again tomorrow, then it’s time to make some changes in the way time is used.



2 Your Well-Being, a life coaching practice based in Philadelphia, PA, is proud to announce the release of a new book: “Balance Your Life: Take control of your time, Discover what really matters.” This book is ideal for anyone who has ever thought about hiring a life coach to help get focused and attending to what’s important. Hiring a life coach may not be in the budget, but the benefits of having a coach are now available through this book by professional life coach Delores Mason.



"Balance Your Life" provides a time-tested method for making the most of one’s personal time. Through the reading, exercises and stories, people can take back control, make a commitment to discover what really matters and learn to let go of the things that hog valuable time.



The book helps readers alleviate stress and find more balance, learn to stop stalling on making important decisions and tap into energy and motivation and stop procrastinating.



This book is available in. pdf, Kindle and MobiPocket formats as well as paperback. Visit www. balanceyourlifebook. com for more information. The website also promotes a contest to win a free copy of the book and other valuable tools for balancing one’s life.



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Birla Sun Life Insurance - Second Among Private Life Insurers in India

Birla Sun Life Insurance - Second Among Private Life Insurers in India



Birla Sun Life Insurance retains the number 2 position amongst private life insurers based on New Business Premiums with 10% credit for Single Premiums



(PRWEB) June 16, 2005



Birla Sun Life Insurance Company Limited (BSLI) continues to retain its number 2 position amongst private life insurers based on annualized new business premiums with 10% credit for single premiums. Since its inception BSLI has been reporting its new business premiums in accordance with this international practice of measuring premiums on an anuualised basis with only 10% credit for single premiums.



Says Mr. Peter Akers, COO, BSLI, "Across the world life insurers report their new business premiums for any year taking only 10% credit for single premiums. This ensures that appropriate importance is given to different types of business." He further added, "Life Insurance is a long term business and the longevity of the business depends on the regularity of the premium inflows. It is important for the healthy development of a life insurance company that there should be an optimal mix of regular premiums and single premiums".



The international practice is to report premiums on an annualized basis. The reason for this is that in case of reporting of premiums on modal (cash receipt) basis the premium figures will be affected by the different modes of payment. If an annualised basis were not used then companies writing monthly premium policies would under report their new business premiums during some periods compared to those companies writing annual premium policies. Similarly the premium figures could be distorted for insurers writing disproportionate amounts of single premiums. This in the Indian context can be very pronounced since large portions of sales happen in the last quarter of the financial year. Thus while all non annual (monthly, quarterly, half yearly etc.) premiums are measured on an annualized basis, only 10% of single premiums are measured.



About the Aditya Birla Group:



The Aditya Birla Group has a turnover exceeding Rs. 28000 crores (as on March 31, 2004) and is one of the largest business houses in India. It enjoys a leadership position in all the sectors in which it operates. With over 75 business units, spanning the South East Asian belt, Africa, Canada and the UK among others, it is reckoned as India's first multinational corporation. The group is anchored by 72,000 employees and has 7 lakh shareholders, with an asset base of over Rs.23000 crores.



About Sun Life Financial Inc.:



Sun Life Financial Inc. is a leading international financial services organization providing a diverse range of wealth accumulation and protection products and services to individuals and corporate customers. Tracing its roots back to 1865, Sun Life Financial and its partners today have operations in key markets worldwide, including Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Japan, Indonesia, India, China and Bermuda. As of March 31, 2004, the Sun Life Financial group of companies had total assets under management of USD 282 billion.



Sun Life Financial Inc. trades on the Toronto (TSX), New York (NYSE) and Philippine (PSE) stock exchanges under ticker symbol "SLF".



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Dangerous Diets Haunt Unsuspecting Brides who are Looking to Lose Weight Before their Weddings

Dangerous Diets Haunt Unsuspecting Brides who are Looking to Lose Weight Before their Weddings



With many fall weddings just around the corner brides need acceptable alternatives to crash dieting to lose weight before their wedding-Michelle Widmann teaches one acceptable alternative.



Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 12, 2005



All brides know the feeling. Weeks before your wedding day you have so many worries; you are worried about vendors, wedding vows, expenses, final details, and of course-looking your best on your wedding day. Michelle Widmann, of EasyWeddingDiet. com is on a mission to remove the last obstacle, and it looks as though she has accomplished that mission.



Outside of dangerous and unhealthy starvation diets, usually most brides are out of luck. There simply wasn't enough time to lose weight using normal diets.



The average bride is looking to lose an extra 5-10 lbs. This is not an easy task for many women and far too many result to using dangerous diets that can be very detrimental to the bride's health.



With typical dieting one should strive for 1-2 lbs per week. That is the kind of weight loss that can be maintained long term. Now, with crash dieting as soon as the diet is stopped the bodies' metabolism is reset and most women find that they will gain weight immediately after stopping the diet. The weight they gain will usually be more than they lost while on the diet.



Enter Michelle Widmann and EasyWeddingDiet. com. She has created a groundbreaking weight loss system that allows brides to lose up to 24 lbs before their wedding day. Most brides can very easily lose 9-12 lbs.



The method Michelle has developed achieves quick results like crash dieting-but doesn't have the health risks. Michelle's system is built upon the principles that bodybuilders use to look their most ripped and lean for competition.



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3M RFID-Based Underground Marking System Chosen for Shanghai World Exposition Site: Shanghai Pudong Gas Installing Dynatel 'Marker Balls' For Tracking of Buried Infrastructure for 2010 Event

3M RFID-Based Underground Marking System Chosen for Shanghai World Exposition Site: Shanghai Pudong Gas Installing Dynatel 'Marker Balls' For Tracking of Buried Infrastructure for 2010 Event



When the 2010 World Exposition opens on a two-square-mile site in Shanghai, China's largest city, the Expo's vast network of underground gas pipes will be tracked predominantly by radio frequency identification (RFID) from 3M.



ST. PAUL, Minn. (PRWEB) March 6, 2008



 As part of its site preparation activities, Shanghai Pudong Gas Company, Ltd. has begun installing 3M Dynatel Electronic Marking System (EMS) "marker balls" that use radio frequency identification (RFID) to transmit the identity and precise location of pipes, valves, bends, T-connectors and other components of buried infrastructure assets. The information is vital in avoiding excavation accidents and ensuring the efficient placement, relocation and management of those assets.



3M's EMS marker balls will be supplemented by a third-party's additional technologies, GIS (geographic information systems) and GPS (global positioning systems), to cover all of the complex needs of the huge project.



"It is great to see 3M track and trace technology play a significant role in preparing the infrastructure for this important international event," says Lem Amen, vice president for 3M Track and Trace Solutions. "Identifying underground assets is another entry on the growing list of practical applications for RFID-based track and trace solutions. We look forward to expanding our leadership position in this important emerging technology."



Corey Willson, business development manager for 3M Dynatel Locating and Marking, says Shanghai Pudong Gas chose the 3M Dynatel RFID EMS markers following a trial and evaluation of the technology on approximately one kilometer, or about five eighths of a mile, of buried polyethylene pipe.



"The engineers found that it was an accurate and efficient solution to the problems they had in the past with tracer wire, which was frequently lost," says Willson. "Ultimately, they decided that an infrastructure project of this enormous scope and complexity required a combination of EMS plus GIS and GPS for maximum speed and efficiency is managing underground assets."



The 2010 World Expo, scheduled for May through October, will take place along the banks of the Huangpu River in downtown Shanghai, between the Nanpu and Lupu bridges, an area comprising 5.53 square kilometers, or a little more than two square miles. The infrastructure will require 21 kilometers (about 13 miles) of mostly polyethylene pipe.



3M electronic marker systems are in use worldwide for tracking and managing buried assets. The water-resistant, polyethylene marker shells are impervious to minerals, chemicals and the temperature extremes normally found underground, and the markers use passive antennas with no internal power source to run down.



3M locators operate even in the presence of metal conduit or pipe, metallic conductors, fences, AC power lines and electronic markers of other utilities. All EMS markers are colour-coded to APWA standards for visual reference and each utility has its own specific frequency. EMS signals provide positive identification of each utility, thereby reducing the risk of accidentally locating and excavating other buried facilities.



More information about 3M underground tracking systems is available at www.3M. com/dynatel (http://www.3M. com/dynatel).



3M provides comprehensive, practical and easy to use solutions for customers in diverse markets, including health care, safety and security, aerospace and government, oil and gas, process industries, supply chain, construction and utilities, libraries and legal. Utilizing RFID, GPS and RTLS technologies, our asset management, protection, and utilization solutions enable customers to reliably and accurately manage high-value assets. Unlike similar offerings, based on components rather than complete solutions, 3M Systems are designed with full implementation in mind, deploying the right solution, with the right technology, suited for the customer. For more information, go to www.3Mtrackandtrace. com.



About 3M



A recognized leader in research and development, 3M produces thousands of innovative products for dozens of diverse markets. 3M's core strength is applying its more than 40 distinct technology platforms - often in combination - to a wide array of customer needs. With $24 billion in sales, 3M employs 75,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 60 countries. For more information, visit www.3M. com.

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Planning for Taxes Now Can Reap Benefits, Bills. com President Says

Planning for Taxes Now Can Reap Benefits, Bills. com President Says



Review 5 areas before Dec. 31 to plan income tax filing strategy



San Mateo, Calif. (PRWEB) January 5, 2009



An important, but often neglected, tax deadline is looming this month, said Bills. com president Ethan Ewing: Many actions must be taken before the end of this year, and still others require careful advance planning, to achieve hoped-for tax benefits when filing returns next year.



"Now is the time to take action," Ewing said. "To get the most from your tax planning, it is wise to take a step back and understand your tax position before the end of the calendar year."



Tax goal-setting is all the more important in a year like this one, which has presented a roller-coaster ride of unexpected financial activity. Here are a few ways to begin:

1) Get facts straight. Before the year is up, organize receipts and data. Spend a few minutes every week sorting and compiling information to lessen the burden come April.



2) Do a test run. Obtain a copy of last year's tax form and complete it with 2008 data to estimate this year's obligations. Those who purchase tax return software can use that. Or go to www. irs. gov and search for the form. Taxpayers can download a version of the form and fill it out.



3) Maximize deductions. Deductions come in a variety of flavors. Review your options, as well as previous years' tax returns, to understand which options might apply. Check with a tax advisor to make wise choices. Some items to consider:

 Plan donations to nonprofit organizations of money, old or unneeded vehicles, clothing and household items, or stocks or other investments. Be sure to obtain any appraisals or valuations needed to list these contributions accurately, per IRS guidelines. Make any planned donations far enough in advance of Dec. 31 to ensure they are received and logged in time to count for 2008 deductions; it is easy to delay these till it is too late, or forget about them once the holidays start in earnest.  Check flexible spending account balances. If a balance remains unused, check whether you can make relevant purchases to use the money before you lose it. Consider purchasing medications or contact lenses, seeing the dentist, or investing in any other needed medical or dental care.  Check health insurance deductibles and medical expenditures. If an expensive procedure is on the horizon and you have reached or nearly reached the deductible, consider scheduling the procedure in 2008 rather than 2009 to maximize benefits. Similarly, medical and dental expenses that total more than 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income are usually tax deductible. If expenses are near that benchmark, consider receiving other needed care to be able to deduct some of these costs.  Check retirement contributions. Greater savings means greater deductions (to the extent regulations allow). And with stocks low, it could be a great time to invest for the future for some individuals.  Pay ahead on student loans. If you have not maxed out deductible student loan interest, paying extra on loans might provide for additional deductions. 4) Estimate how the economy will impact taxes. Check on investments to understand losses from any sales. If you are self-employed, clergy, or for other reasons must pay estimated income taxes, estimate earnings for 2009 to sketch out estimated tax payments for next year. Those who have lost work, for instance, might find total tax owed to be significantly less. "Figure out what you owe and when. Then you will not put yourself in a bind by paying too much in estimated taxes early in the year," Ewing cautioned.



5) Get help if you need it. "If you owe back taxes, or if you are afraid that you will not be able to meet your tax obligations for this year, seek help from tax debt resolution specialists who are skilled in dealing with the IRS," Ewing said. For more information, visit www. freedomtaxrelief. com.



"By the time the New Year arrives, you will already be halfway to the perennial resolution of being more organized when it comes to taxes," Ewing said. "Most importantly, you will know you are doing your best to maximize your cash flow during these trying financial times."



About Bills. com (www. bills. com):

Based in San Mateo, Calif., Bills. com is a free one-stop portal where consumers can educate themselves about complex personal finance issues and comparison shop for products and services including credit cards, debt relief assistance, insurance, mortgages and other loans. As the online portal to Freedom Financial Network, LLC, the company has served more than 40,000 customers nationwide since 2002 while managing more than $1 billion in consumer debt. Its RSS feed is available at http://www. bills. com/news_releases/ (http://www. bills. com/news_releases/).



Bills. com holds the No. 257 spot on the Inc. 500 list for 2008, and the No. 3 spot on Entrepreneur Magazine's Hot 100 list of the fastest-growing U. S. companies. Bills. com also was named a finalist as "most innovative company" in the American Business Awards in 2008. Company co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Housser and Brad Stroh were named to the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal's "40 Under 40" list in 2008, and are recipients of the Northern California Ernst & Young 2008 Entrepreneur of the Year Award.



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Max International Launching in Australia in February Next Year

Max International Launching in Australia in February Next Year



Max International is planning to begin operations in Australia (4th market) in February 2010. This is a ground floor opportunity for associates to expand their organizations into a market where some have strong ties. International expansion is an important step for Max to establish successful markets in Australia and New Zealand and, eventually, other global markets.



(PRWEB) November 9, 2009



Max International is planning to begin operations in Australia (4th market) in February 2010. This is a ground floor opportunity for associates to expand their organizations into a market where some have strong ties. International expansion is an important step for Max to establish successful markets in Australia and New Zealand and, eventually, other global markets.



Max was founded by dedicated and successful entrepreneurs who have a vision to improve the physical and financial lives of individuals around the world. The Founders have expertise in marketing, research and development, business management and much more, which is why Max is unbeatable. They know potential when they see it, and they know how to achieve success, making it no surprise that MaxGXL is the brightest rising star in the Network Marketing Industry.



Max’s flagship product is MaxGXL (Glutathione Accelerator). Glutathione is the Body’s Master Antioxidant and every cell in your body requires an adequate supply to function and to stay healthy. It’s your body’s super defender against illness, infection, toxins, and disease. GSH is critical to optimum brain function, and is also your body’s first line of defense against diseases of aging and the harmful affects of stress and overexertion. Glutathione has been shown to slow down the aging process, detoxify and improve liver function, strengthen the immune system and reduce the chances of developing cancer. Glutathione also works to help improve mental functions, increase energy, improve concentration, permit increased exercise, and improve heart and lung function - just to name a few.



There will be a kick-off event as theyget closer to the opening date. If you are in Australia contact the team now as they are gear up to the official launch in February.



Max International http://www. maxinternational-australia. com (http://www. maxinternational-australia. com)



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Recovery Path Foundation Launches New 30-40-50 Fundraising Campaign

Recovery Path Foundation Launches New 30-40-50 Fundraising Campaign



Recovery Path Foundation (RPF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization pioneering the way we view, provide health care to, and support those seeking recovery from co-occurring eating disorders and substance addiction. RPF will provide grants to qualified individuals to engage in a prescribed treatment plan, conduct research on the effectiveness of integrated screening and treatment, and collaborate with reputable mental health facilities, treatment centers and professionals; academic institutions; businesses; legislators; and community organizations to develop necessary educational programs.



Tampa, FL (PRWEB) November 26, 2004



Recovery Path Foundation (RPF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization pioneering the way we view, provide health care to, and support those seeking recovery from co-occurring eating disorders and substance addiction.



RPF will provide grants to qualified individuals to engage in a prescribed treatment plan, conduct research on the effectiveness of integrated screening and treatment, and collaborate with reputable mental health facilities, treatment centers and professionals; academic institutions; businesses; legislators; and community organizations to develop necessary educational programs that answer the questions: What does co-occurring mean? What are the signs? How do we eliminate the shame? How do we remove the barriers to healthcare? How can the community help?



“We plan to award our first grant in early 2005. That is why, in addition to other fundraising activities and partnerships, we are starting an intensive 30-40-50 campaign,” says Carol Wheeler, Director of Development for Recovery Path Foundation. “We are asking for (30) $5000, (40) $1000, and (50) $500 donations over the next couple of months. Because eating disorders and substance abuse affects all members of society, directly and indirectly, investing in the prevention and treatment of these diseases can save us millions in the costs of the consequences. We need to make sure everyone knows that it will take us all to make a difference.”



According to a 2001 study commissioned by the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation, the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at Brandeis University found that there is a significant population battling substances - 18 million people with alcohol, 6 million with drugs and more than 5 million people have an eating disorder. For every $1 spent on preventative treatment, society can save between $4-$15 on the consequences.



Recovery Path Foundation is headquartered in Tampa, FL, and is already gaining national interest and encouragement from professionals in the healthcare field. For more information or to learn about how you can help, contact Recovery Path Foundation at 908 W Horatio Street, Suite A, Tampa, FL 33606 or 813-514-0350.



Contact:



Carol Wheeler, Director of Development



Recovery Path Foundation



813-514-0350



813-514-0349 (fax)



ContactUs@RecoveryPathFoundation. org



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Medgar Evers College Celebrates Thirty-Fifth Commencement Congressman Edolphus Towns to Deliver the Keynote Address

Medgar Evers College Celebrates Thirty-Fifth Commencement Congressman Edolphus Towns to Deliver the Keynote Address



On Saturday, June 4, 2005, Medgar Evers College/CUNY will hold its Thirty-Fifth Annual Commencement Exercises at the Bedford Building at 1650 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am in the Bedford Building Amphitheater, following an Alumni Breakfast and a Presidential Reception for special invited guests. Congressman Edolphus Towns will be the keynote speaker. Dennis Walcott, the Deputy Mayor for Policy, will be awarded a Presidential Medal.



(PRWEB) May 12, 2005



On Saturday, June 4, 2005, Medgar Evers College/CUNY will hold its Thirty-Fifth Annual Commencement Exercises at the Bedford Building at 1650 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 am in the Bedford Building Amphitheater, following an Alumni Breakfast and a Presidential Reception for special invited guests. Congressman Edolphus Towns will be the keynote speaker. Dennis Walcott, the Deputy Mayor for Policy, will be awarded a Presidential Medal.



The Honorable Edolphus "Ed" Towns is currently serving his twelfth term in the U. S House of Representatives. He represents the Tenth Congressional District of Brooklyn, New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of East New York, Canarsie, Brownsville, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Cypress Hills, Clinton Hill, Mill Basin, Midwood, downtown Brooklyn, Boreum Hill, as well as parts of Fort Greene and Williamsburg.



A former Medgar Evers College professor, Representative Towns is a member of the exclusive Energy and Commerce Committee where he is on the Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection Subcommittee, the Health Subcommittee, and the Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee. Through his committee appointments, Rep. Towns has worked to enhance consumers' privacy protections on the Internet, develop innovative initiatives to reduce asthma, and bridge the digital divide. He also serves on the Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on Government Efficiency and Financial Management where he is the Ranking Member.



The Honorable Dennis M. Walcott is New York CityÂ’s Deputy Mayor for Policy. Mr. Walcott is Mayor Bloomberg's point person on education, and in that capacity is coordinating the mayor's reform of New York City's public schools. He also serves as the liaison to the Department of Youth and Community Development, New York City Housing Authority, Health and Hospitals Corporation, City University of New York, and the MayorÂ’s Office of Health Insurance Access.



For more information about this event, please call 718-270-5025.



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Quotesforyou. com Launches Free Online Price Quote Service

Quotesforyou. com Launches Free Online Price Quote Service



Quotesforyou. com establishes a new era in quote acquisition services. Save dollars and find a quote for any business or consumer goods or services you may be seeking.



(PRWEB) February 2, 2005



Quotesforyou. com founded to assist buyers of goods and services by providing a fast, free way to get quotes from reliable and prescreened providers anywhere in the U. S. for any good or service.



Company President Robert Kaiser explained "our services help consumers and business control costs by providing an easy source to obtain competitive bids from reliable providers for the goods or services they are seeking".



Consumer services include: quotes for mortgage refinancing, health and life insurance, home improvements and repair, fire and water damage restoration services, new and used car quotes, buy here pay here auto sales, house cleaning services, landscaping services, window and door sales, garage door service and repair.



Business services include: quotes for inbound call center services, outbound telemarketing, commercial cleaning, industrial roofing, employee benefits consulting, temporary employees, copier sales and leasing, computer sales and leasing, water cooler sales and services, payroll services, database entry services.



Quotesforyou. com provides a fast convenient way to get competitive quotes from prescreened providers for any good or service in the U. S. and Canada.



Quotesforyou. com employees take pride in what they do customers locate only the highest quality goods and services at the most competitive cost every time.



The request process is pretty simple. The minute your request is received a Quotesforyou Consultant begins a search of Quotesforyou pre-screened providers specializing in the good or service you are seeking.



Your request is then dispatched and you are contacted by Quotesforyou. com affiliate who provides you a free quote for the goods or services you are seeking. The amazing part is www. quotesforyou. com services are free.



You can obtain your free quote by visiting www. quotesforyou. com and filling out a short request form. Quotesforyou. com staff members will take it from there and offer you up to 5 competitive quotes.



In addition to Quotesforyou. com. President Robert Kaiser operates a chain of other successful direct marketing companies including:



Www. telemarketingconsultant. com



Www. telemarketing-services-company. com



Www. call-center-services-company. com



Www. call-center-outsourcing-services. com



Www. callcenterservices. net



Www. telemarketing-services. us



Www.1800telemarketing. com



These direct marketing firms offer services to businesses including: web design, digital imaging, print design, telemarketing services and call center services.



So whatever you need a quote for, you can count on the Quotesforyou. com network to save you time and money.



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I-WeddingFavors. com Provides Advice on Buying Cheap Wedding Favors

I-WeddingFavors. com Provides Advice on Buying Cheap Wedding Favors



Mount Kisco, NY (PRWEB) September 11, 2005



According to I-WeddingFavors. com, planning a wedding of any size or budget can have numerous items that may be quite costly. In addition to planning for the dress and cake, a bride will want to spend thought considering the wedding favors for her guests. These small tokens of appreciation don't have to be expensive.



The practice of providing gifts to the guests of weddings began with European aristocrats who would endow guests with a fancy box called a bonboniere, named for the bonbons that it would protect. A bonboniere was crafted of crystal, porcelain or gold and could be encrusted with precious stones. Today these gifts for the guests, are known as wedding favors and is a tradition that has continued worldwide since the sixteenth century. A common belief of many cultures worldwide was, that the wedding couple was the focus of benevolent spirits who brought good luck. They believed that the same auspicious luck could be passed on to anything they touched. Betrothed couples would give small items to others in the village to share same good luck, that was expected to last a year.



I-WeddingFavors. com explains that, for more than a thousand years, almonds were a common gift given to the wedding couple, signifying the good wishes on their new life together. Brides would choose to pass on those same good wishes to others by preparing a small gift of the almonds, beautifully wrapped in elegant fabric. The custom in the Middle East is for the bride to make a gift of five almonds to represent fertility, longevity, wealth, health and happiness. In the thirteenth century the trend of coating almonds in sugar became popular. Today the candy coated nuts are pastel adorned treats, known as Jordan almonds and remain a staple of many wedding celebrations. Jordan almonds provide one of the most common and inexpensive wedding favors when wrapped by delicate fabric to form small bundles tied with ribbon.



According to I-WeddingFavors. comWedding favors are typically presented to guests at the reception table, but can be distributed at the end of an informal gathering of coffee and cake. Brides have learned be very creative when it comes to selecting wedding favors that won't go over budget, and still honor all of her guests. The trends may vary each year, but the favors a bride selects are never out of fashion. Recent favorites have included flower seeds packaged in transparent, frosted envelopes with a small sentimental card attached with a ribbon commemorating the event. Decorative candles tied with a delicate ribbon are another great item to show sentiment and many can be purchased for about one dollar. Custom designed bookmarks with personalized sentiments can be cherished by guests for a lifetime. Today's desktop publishing software and quality papers greatly reduce the cost compared to the costs of using a professional printer.



The art of presenting wedding favors, provides unlimited possibilities for a couple to express gratitude to guests for being present at the event. Wedding favors serve a dual purpose of allowing the bride to express herself emotionally or creatively and can be chosen to provide décor to the reception table. The selection of inexpensive favors doesn't have to compromise quality or elegance. Simple placecards in small decorative frames or placecard holders will make a lasting gift selection. Frames and placecard holders can be made with a variety of materials from ceramic to stainless steel, for about a dollar each. Decorative candles, soaps and cookies are easily found in a variety of shapes from cupids to wedding cakes. Stylish bottle stoppers and bottle openers are available in a variety of shapes and crafted in frosted glass or stainless steel.



If a bride is open minded to a wide range of gift items when shopping, it's possible to find excellent prices on bulk purchases, or closeouts from retailers that specialize in wedding paraphernalia. Avoid having gifts engraved or personalized, as that will greatly drive the prices up. If it is desired to personalize an item, consider custom designed labels for chocolates, coffee or packages of tea assortments. Although prices for private labeled chocolate bars can be about $2.00 each, a bride or her friends can design and print unique labels with a home computer. Candy bars can be picked up at the local grocery for as little as a quarter each or bought in bulk from a club store.



The presentation of wedding favors is a time honored tradition and provides the bridegroom couple with an excellent means to share feelings with those they care about. Wedding favors continue to be one element of the wedding, where presentation and imagination have a greater value than the price of the item.



About i-Weddingfavors. com



Wedding Favors provides personalized, homemade, cheap, and unique wedding favors, including chocolate and cookie favors, wedding favor boxes, wedding shower favors, and more. For more information go to http://www. i-Weddingfavors. com (http://www. i-Weddingfavors. com) and/or visit its sister site at http://www. i-weddinginvitations. com (http://www. i-weddinginvitations. com) for related information.



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Seventh Chinese Medical Health Screening

Seventh Chinese Medical Health Screening



Whereas a Western medical health screening might check blood pressure and cholesterol, this Chinese medical health screening will check pulses, look at tongues, ears, and physiognomy, and conduct personal interviews. At the end of the screening, participants will leave with a personalized report full of diagnostic information that will serve as an enduring record of their current health status.



(PRWEB) April 30, 2005



On Sunday, May 22nd, 10am until 4pm practitioners of Chinese medicine from all over the San Francisco Bay Area will gather at the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center, 200 N San Pedro Rd in San Rafael for the Seventh Annual Chinese Medical Health Screening.



The event is free, open to the general public, and is cosponsored by the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services. ($20 suggested donation)



Whereas a Western medical health screening might check blood pressure and cholesterol, this Chinese medical health screening will check pulses, look at tongues, ears, and physiognomy, and conduct personal interviews. At the end of the screening, participants will leave with a personalized report full of diagnostic information that will serve as an enduring record of their current health status.



The Screening, part of the Pine Street FoundationÂ’s Community Education program, is an event designed to engage the general public on integrative health issues; it empowers individuals with information and demonstrates the value of incorporating additional medical modalities into oneÂ’s pursuit of optimal health.



Chinese medicine is currently one of the most popular alternative health strategies in the United States, used by as many as 33% of adults. The annual Chinese Medical Health Screening allows the public – both those unfamiliar with Chinese Medicine and those that have used it for decades – to explore, experience, and deepen their understanding in a free, non-committal, and relaxed atmosphere.



At the Health Screening, there will be six diagnostic stations (pulse, tongue, ear, physiognomy, interview, and summary), each featuring a technique commonly used in Chinese medicine. These techniques, many of them also common in the Western clinical practice until relatively recently, offer individuals new insight and perspective into their health status.



PULSE: This delicate technique provides early indication of functional imbalances and is usually how a practitioner will make the first determination as to the site, cause, and condition of a patientÂ’s problem. Pulse is also used to observe the specific effects of treatment, which is helpful in the immediate follow-up of any therapeutic measures taken.



TONGUE: Examination of the tongue for signs of systemic disease was used in ancient Greece and persisted in Western medicine through the 19th Century. By observation of the tongue itself, the condition of the organs and the strength of a condition can be inferred.



EAR: In Chinese medicine, the ear is not isolated but rather closely linked to the condition of the other organs. When internal organs are injured or ailing, some abnormal phenomena will manifest at corresponding points on the ear.



PHYSIOGNOMY : Physiognomy can reveal to the practitioner that which cannot easily be seen by the patient; the eyes convey a personÂ’s spirit, facial coloration can be indicative of past experiences, the teeth tend to mirror the state of the kidneys, and the bridge of the nose, the pulsation of the nostrils, and the condition of the mucous membranes all reflect the state of the lungs, spleen, and stomach. Observations of facial expression, complexion, bearing, quality of voice, and alertness also provide valuable information to the practitioner.



INTERVIEW & SUMMARY: At the Interview station, information not found at the above diagnostic stations is gleaned (such as lifestyle and dietary trends), and at the Summary station, all the information from the other stations is distilled, integrated, and the prevailing pattern is revealed.



The Health Screening will also be featuring highly engaging workshops throughout the day on Nutrition, Yoga, Visualizations, and Qigong. These lectures, like the Screening, are free and open to the general public. Current workshop schedule with descriptions are available on our website.



For more information, please visit our website: pinestreetfoundation. org/screening or call (415) 455-5878



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WebslingerZ Releases smartASK 2.0, Signs New Enterprise Customers

WebslingerZ Releases smartASK 2.0, Signs New Enterprise Customers



Today webslingerZ released version 2.0 of its smartASK survey software. In addition, the company announced the signing of new enterprise customers including Boeing, Nortel Networks, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.



New York, NY (PRWEB) July 26, 2004



webslingerZ, Inc. today announced the release of smartASK 2.0, the latest version of the company's web-based survey software. webslingerZ also announced the signing of its latest enterprise customers, including Boeing, Nortel Networks, and the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services.



"The continued adoption of our software by major enterprise customers clearly demonstrates the demand for powerful yet elegantly simple tools



For corporate and public sector information retrieval," said Jeffrey Hoffman, President and CEO of webslingerZ. "With a multitude of possible



Applications, including customer satisfaction, employee reviews, institutional research, and website feedback, smartASK provides the perfect solution for driving business intelligence."



SmartASK includes a variety of features that will appeal to enterprise customers, including:



Complete administrative user management and granularity across application features



Full survey internationalization via Unicode



Relational database support for Oracle 8.0 and higher, DB2 7.2 and higher, and SQL Server 7.0 and higher



More information about smartASK and its features



Can be found at: http://smartASK. biz (http://smartASK. biz)



Contact information:



Jeffrey Hoffman



Jhoffman@webslingerZ. com



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

800.666.5773



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New Resveratrol Data Shows Potential Boost for Heart Health

New Resveratrol Data Shows Potential Boost for Heart Health



A new study found resVida® Trans-resveratrol demonstrates potential cardiovascular health benefits in humans. Two separate analyses of one of the first studies involving human patients concluded that there was improved blood flow. A novel way to obtain resVida® is by eating a gourmet chocolate bar, the Resveratrol WineTime™ Bar.



Rancho Santa Fe, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2009



Results of a new clinical study show for the first time that a special kind of resveratrol, the powerful antioxidant found in red wine, can improve heart health in humans.



Two separate analyses of one of the first studies involving human patients unveiled by University of South Australia researchers Narelle Berry, Ph. D., and Rachel Wong, B. S. concluded that resVida® trans-resveratrol prompted a positive effect on blood flow of the brachial artery, the artery that runs from the shoulder down to the elbow. Measuring the blood flow of this artery is considered a key indicator of vascular health.



ResVida® is a 99 percent pure form of trans-resveratrol, the antioxidant polyphenol found in red wine that has been widely acclaimed for its ability to help support cardiovascular health and overall healthy aging.



“The safety of resVida® trans-resveratrol has been proven in multiple studies. These new study results are so exciting because they are the first data that show resVida’s efficacy in humans,” said Dr. Berry. “The potential cardiovascular health benefits of resVida® shown by these data are among the first to exhibit health benefits in humans by any trans-resveratrol dietary ingredient.”



These study results were presented at the 4th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH) in Yorkshire, England while Rachel Wong’s work was presented at the joint annual scientific meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia (NSA) and the Nutrition Society of New Zealand (NSNZ) in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.



The study analyses came from a double-blind randomized cross over intervention involving 19 overweight or obese untreated hypertensive men and post-menopausal women. Some of the participants received a placebo; others were given single doses of 30, 90, or 270 mg of resVida® at weekly intervals. One hour after consumption of resveratrol, plasma levels and flow mediated dilation (FMD) were measured.



Both analyses found that supplementation with resveratrol had a significant effect on FMD with higher amounts of resveratrol yielding better results (increasing from 3.9 +/- 0.8% after placebo to 7.6 +/- 1.6% at 270 mg).



ResVida® is now available in a gourmet bar, aptly-called The Resveratrol WineTime™ Bar, developed by ResVez, Inc. of Rancho Santa Fe, Calif. The bar, a rich dark chocolate flavor harmonized with dates and almonds, also contains seven extra “super fruits.”



“We elected to incorporate resVida® as a primary source of resveratrol because it has the most extensive scientific and safety substantiation in the marketplace,” said Malcolm Nicholl, president and CEO of ResVez. “In addition we have included resveratrol from French red grapes so that we have the synergistic benefit of other polyphenols. This is a powerful combination—the best of all worlds.”



The WineTime Bar is high in fiber and low in calories, says Nicholl. “It is a true healthy indulgence. If you like chocolate and you like wine, you’ll love the WineTime Bar. It’s a gourmet treat.”



Reto Rieder, Sr. Marketing Manager at DSM Nutritional Products, the international company that developed resVida®, commented, “There is a lot of confusion right now among the public about the different types of trans-resveratrol dietary ingredients on the market. resVida® stands out because of its quality, reliability, traceability and safety. To better understand the healthy aging and health benefits of resVida® in humans, DSM has committed to a comprehensive research program with top-tier institutions.”



About ResVez Inc.:

ResVez, Inc. is a new company focused on the creation and development of a line of functional food bars that have health benefits—“bars for a reason.” The Resveratrol WINETIME™ Bar is the first to be launched.



Contact: Malcolm Nicholl, +1-858-756-2110



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A Season of Pride, A Decade of Advances, Generations of Knowledge

A Season of Pride, A Decade of Advances, Generations of Knowledge



After forty years of Pride Movements globally, do we need forty more before the Pride Movement transitions in a pride Celebration and the LGBT community considers itself equal? Technology may move us there twice as fast.



Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 9, 2010



As LGBT Pride organizers are planning for this years festivities, millions of anxious revelers are gearing up with their floats and costumes to attend the hundreds of parades and parties across the globe.



The movement has three main premises: that people should be proud of their sexual orientation and gender identity, that diversity is a gift, and that sexual orientation and gender identity are inherent and cannot be intentionally altered. The movement in all its glory, is to bring attention to the broader community that the LGBT taxpayers are a positive force in the world and wish to have the same rights as are afforded other taxpayers. Some might still refer to it as an equality march.



As millions march to gain their sense of self affirmation in the community, the aura of Pride should be elevated as the last 40 years since Stonewall (http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/Stonewall_riots) have shown tremendous movement forward. From the days of secret knocks on gay club entrance doors to the todays omnipresent technology, yes the forty years have been a struggle, and a proud accomplishment.



What will the next forty years accomplish? Will the presence of technology expose this and other groups to the mainstream population to the point of equality? It is an interesting question, one that is already playing out on the internet.



Over the last 10 years, countless websites in the LGBT community have popped up. Most are the run of the mill dating or “match making” services, followed by adult entertainment sites, however they lack Information that can be great for a movement, data and statistics are the key indicator of its success. These subscriber based services are all the rage and endless new sites containing information for the community appear daily.



We can now see most all of the pride events around the globe on several sites, research health issues from the privacy of our homes and of course, contemplate Saturday nights date du jour. But where is the raw data that helps the movement? Will there ever be a Gay Census (http://gayrights. change. org/blog/view/make_sure_your_gay_relationship_is_counted_in_2010_census)? What will the day look like when a Gay Census would actually be answered accurately? That day doesn’t look much different that what we are seeing today. As millions of new websites come about over the next decade or two, we are bound to actually discover data that will become part of the mainstream thought process. The consensus being that once all questions are answered prejudice will diminish with knowledge, the LGBT movement like others in the past, will no longer be a movement, yet it will be a celebration.



We could estimate, with the help of various websites, what the membership rate is and combine all those numbers to estimate the total influence of the LGBT community, but those number would likely be skewed as the ever present “screen name” keeps true identities elusive. There is a website known as GoBetterTogether. com (http://www. gobettertogether. com) that may just inadvertently help with the age old numbers game. Within this site is something called Memory’s, it is a sort of crowd sourced segmented social network that allows thousands or millions of participants of an event to capture pictures, videos and conversations within a specific Memory. They even are talking about an App that would allow for on the fly video and picture submission from your phone. One doesn't need to imagine much what a Memory derived from millions of individuals could actually accomplish, from entertainment to education, a clever way to record history.



When asked about the purpose of the Memorys function, Founder, Jimmy Legg remarks, “This project has been in the works for five years and I created Memorys (http://www. gobettertogether. com/memory_detail. php? memory=Ng==) to offer a free service that allows Pride goers the ability capture the event from their perspective, and combined with hundreds of thousands of individual points of view at each event, a fun and festive record is created. This would be the most thorough insight into pride events globally.” Legg states, “ The ever increasing exposure to the events, will, over time, bring a much better understanding to the movement as well as the most comprehensive factual record of each years events for the world to enjoy”



With the current volume of online pages, the future seems bright for the LGBT plight. Resources abound for reference material and Pride events around the world grow each year. With the addition of GoBetterTogether. com’s Memory feature (http://www. gobettertogether. com/find_memory. php), these memories from the masses, in turn, educate the curious as to what the movement embodies and what events are truly about. Not to mention just some great video of the celeb performances.



Everyone is camera capable these days with our phones, and Apple just announced the Iphone 4 that allows users to edit video on their mobile device, so be sure to bring your phones this year to a pride event near you, and join the movement to bring equality and understanding to the world. Don't forget you are a part of history and history evolving every minute of every day. Be a part of the evolution of the Pride Movement to Pride Celebration and help collectively capture the history of Pride going forward for future generations to enjoy!



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Doctors Practice Medicine in Fear, New Study Finds

Doctors Practice Medicine in Fear, New Study Finds



Doctors Estimate Defensive Medicine Costs Americans $650-850 Billion Annually



Atlanta, GA (Vocus) February 26, 2010



Nine out of 10 U. S. physicians (92 percent) reported practicing defensive medicine, according to a new online survey released today by Jackson Healthcare, a healthcare management company.



Defensive medicine refers to tests, hospitalizations, prescriptions and surgical procedures physicians consider medically unnecessary, but order in an attempt to avoid lawsuits. This means patients are paying more so that doctors don’t get sued. In Jackson’s survey, physicians attribute 34 percent of overall healthcare costs to defensive medicine.



To validate the findings of their online survey, Jackson Healthcare retained Gallup to conduct an independent national survey of physicians to quantify the scope of defensive medicine practices. According to Gallup’s study, physicians estimate that one in four dollars (26 percent) spent on health care in America pays for unnecessary tests and treatments.



“According to recent data from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the U. S. spent $2.5 trillion on healthcare in 2009,” said Richard Jackson, chairman and chief executive officer of Jackson Healthcare. “If physician estimates are accurate, this means that $650-850 billion per year is spent on lawsuit-driven medicine.”



“The consequences of this waste affect all of us,” said Jackson. “Costs go up and quality and access go down when our physicians are under the constant personal threat of litigation.”



According to Jackson, many Americans believe that physicians are personally protected from lawsuits through their malpractice insurance coverage and their affiliation with an institution. “This is not true. Physicians are personally financially liable for mistakes and omissions.”



In cases of true negligence, Jackson’s online survey found that nine out of 10 physicians (89 percent) agreed that patients receiving negligent treatment have the right to compensation.



“Each day our physicians put their careers, reputations and personal livelihoods at risk in order to serve us,” said Jackson. “Our online survey found that they feel trapped between the Hippocratic Oath and their personal desire to stay out of court and in business.”



According to Jackson’s online survey findings, emergency room, primary care and OB/GYN physicians are most likely to practice defensive medicine, as are female and younger physicians.



In addition, the survey found that consequences of defensive medicine exist beyond the courtroom. These include limited patient access to medical care, inadequate treatment of patient illnesses, decreasing physician morale, physician flight from the practice of medicine, and a general distrust between physicians and patients.



“We must find a solution that fosters partnership and trust between physicians and patients,” said Jackson. “Physicians should not have to fear losing everything they have over one mistake. Likewise, patients should not have to be put at physical and financial risk because their physicians can’t trust them.”



Over 3,000 physicians spanning all states and medical specialties participated in Jackson Healthcare’s online survey. The survey error range is at the 95 percent confidence level: +/-1.15 percent.



For more information contact Bob Schlotman at 770-643-5697 at Jackson Healthcare.



About Jackson Healthcare:

Founded by the healthcare innovator Richard Jackson, Jackson Healthcare serves more than two million patients in nearly one thousand hospitals each year. The Jackson family of companies provides physician and clinician staffing, anesthesia management, hospital management and healthcare information technology solutions proven to improve clinical and financial outcomes, as well as increase operational efficiency. Jackson Healthcare has earned national media coverage for its physician polls and champions local and international charitable work. In addition, Jackson has been recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing staffing companies in the country by the Inc. Magazine, Atlanta Business Chronicle, Georgia Trend and Staffing Industry Analysts. For more information about Jackson and its companies, visit http://www. JacksonHealthcare. com].



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Symagery Introduces SX3000C; First Color Megapixel Imager for AIDC Industry

Symagery Introduces SX3000C; First Color Megapixel Imager for AIDC Industry



Symagery today announced here at the Frontline Solutions Conference & Expo its SX3000C, the first color megapixel imager for the AIDC industry. The SX3000CÂ’s high resolution engine enables the capture of color images and both color and conventional bar codes. Its high-quality, high resolution 1.3 megapixel image resolution is ideal for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that require color capabilities within their information capture products, including scanners and kiosks.



CHICAGO, IL (PRWEB) September 16, 2004 -



– Symagery today announced here at the Frontline Solutions Conference & Expo its SX3000C, the first color megapixel imager for the AIDC industry.



The SX3000CÂ’s high resolution engine enables the capture of color images and both color and conventional bar codes. Its high-quality, high resolution 1.3 megapixel image resolution is ideal for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that require color capabilities within their information capture products, including scanners and kiosks.



This latest offering from Symagery, which will be demonstrated at the show at booth #121, enables a variety of applications, including public safety and security, claims management, inventory/asset management and counterfeit/fraud prevention.



For example, insurance examiners inspecting damaged vehicles, would be able to photograph them using the color engine in this scanning device. Delivery services could both scan a package when delivered and also create a color photograph of the goods if refused because of damage. Additionally, kiosks could incorporate the SX3000C to capture and validate identification and to record color photographic records of transactions.



Features include the following



• Easily integrates into hand-held or fixed-mount scanners or portable data collection terminals, that already have interface functionality.



• Includes standard sized scan engine with detailed software development tools to customize hardware design.



• Consists of solid-state technology, which means no moving parts and less maintenance for the final product. Safe LED-based illumination removes the risks involved with lasers without sacrificing performance.



• Offers unparalleled field of view, providing end-users with an unprecedented image capture and bar code reading area.



• Delivers superior performance through its image clarity and omnidirectional reading. This means fewer scans and more accurate first time reads – even with multiple bar codes – for the operator.



• Provides the versatility to read in any environment through its lens configuration options. Solid performance and the ability to capture color images in addition to a wide selection of both color and conventional bar codes – linear, stacked and 2D – make the SX3000C imaging system cost-effective from design through production.



“We’ve always prided ourselves on offering OEMs the most rugged and highest resolution image-based systems,” said Ron Caines, president and CEO, Symagery. The SX3000C, with the industry’s first color capabilities, now provides our customers with capabilities that will enable them to develop even more highly differentiated applications.”



The SX3000C will be demonstrated over the 3 days of the show and will be generally available to OEMs beginning 1st Quarter 2005.



About Symagery



Symagery (www. symagery. com) is a global provider of advanced image reader systems for the automatic identification and data capture industry. Founded in Ottawa, Canada, in 1997, Symagery differentiates its offerings by selling exclusively to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Within an open, collaborative environment, SymageryÂ’s customers can customize its solutions to meet their industry-specific needs.



Unlike other imaging providers, Symagery offers the industryÂ’s highest resolution and largest field of view for maximum efficiency and productivity. And unlike linear laser offerings that can only read individual, 1D barcodes in one orientation, SymageryÂ’s omni-directional solutions are multipurpose, read several types of bar codes per label in a single scan and are reliable in any environment. SymageryÂ’s technology is embedded in scanners, portable data terminals, mobile computers, kiosks and machine vision applications. Its solutions are meeting the needs of the transportation and logistics, manufacturing, postal, gaming and lottery; healthcare and retail industries. Among its customers are Siemens Dematic, Unitech, Sammi and Psion Teklogix.



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For further information or to arrange for interviews, please contact:



Symagery:



Nancy Fontanne Elyse Familant



Symagery George Cohen Communications



Tel: (613) 592-2592 ext. 4551 Tel: (978) 725-3637



Email: nancyf@symagery. com Email: elysef@gccpr. com

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