Reduce Drug Costs: One Hospital Expects $170,000 Savings from SQ Erythropoietic Drug Switch

Reduce Drug Costs: One Hospital Expects $170,000 Savings from SQ Erythropoietic Drug Switch



When quality and cost are in constant competition, as they are in health care, new products or procedures that are lower cost and also therapeutically successful can be valuable discoveries for both the patient and the facility. Successful performance improvement measures and discoveries that have helped hospitals meet these industry challenges are posted on The Healthcare Management Council’s KnowledgeWeb™ (http://www. HMC-Benchmarks. com/hospital/tools_kw. shtml) and shared with healthcare professionals around the country.



(PRWEB) November 14, 2003



Needham, MA (PRWEB) November 3, 2003 – High drug prices make it difficult for hospitals today to contain pharmaceutical costs without compromising the quality of patient care. John Solomon, Director of Pharmacy Services at Westmoreland Health System (WHS) in Greensburg, PA, was confronted with this problem when he discovered through The Healthcare Management Council Inc. benchmark (http://www. HMC-Benchmarks. com/hospital/ (http://www. HMC-Benchmarks. com/hospital/)) that his facility was spending more than others on pharmaceuticals.



Solomon and his team began testing the effectiveness of new, more cost efficient drugs and found AmgenÂ’s new SQ erythropoietic drug, Aranesp, to be one of those rare innovations in pharmacy that reduces costs, while maintaining quality performance.



Therapeutically, Aranesp has performed successfully at WHS. The side effects have been favorable and there have been no significant changes in patient outcomes. Financially, Solomon predicts that using Aranesp will result in a $170,000 savings for the health system this year.



Aranesp has been developed as a longer-acting drug relative to AmgenÂ’s current product, Epogen, or Johnson & JohnsonÂ’s Procrit. The new drug can be given as little as once every three weeks, compared to the previously existing drugs, which are used from once weekly up to three times weekly. The switch to Aranesp results in fewer doses per patient per treatment cycle and has led to a 20-40% decrease in cost per patient at WHS.



Solomon and the staff at WHS have found that their patients respond best to one injection per week.



This idea is part of HMC’s collection of “Successes and Good Ideas,” articles highlighting successful performance improvement measures in health care. For more information on these articles and other HMC hospital networking events visit http://www. HMC-Benchmarks. com/hospital/ccs. shtml (http://www. HMC-Benchmarks. com/hospital/ccs. shtml).



Contact: Shelley Burns (SHBurns@HMCOnline. net)



The Healthcare Management Council, Inc.



Area: Hospital Performance Improvement



Web site: http://www. HMC-Benchmarks. com (http://www. HMC-Benchmarks. com)

Phone: (262) 242-9471

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Best Bully Sticks Increases Offerings

Best Bully Sticks Increases Offerings



Leading dog treats company adds new products and affiliate program.



Richmond, VA (PRWEB) August 21, 2008



Best Bully Sticks, a leading provider of bully sticks and other dog treats, is proud to announce the addition of several new dog treats and chews to their already impressive line of all natural treats for dogs. Best Bully Sticks can be found online at: http://www. bestbullysticks. com (http://www. bestbullysticks. com)].



While already offering an extensive line of dog treats, Best Bully Sticks has added an entire new line of lamb treats for dogs (http://www. bestbullysticks. com/home/bbs/smartlist_10/lamb_treats_for_dogs. html). Made in the USA from USDA human grade lamb, Best Bully Sticks' line of new lamb treats features numerous types of treats that are the perfect compliment to a raw dog food diet as many of the treats focus on organ meats that are very healthy for dogs of all sizes. Among the products that will be carried are: lamb tripe, lamb lung, lamb heart, lamb pizzles, lamb bones, and lamb weasands (http://www. bestbullysticks. com/home/bbs/page_936_10/all_natural_lamb_weasands. html).



All of these treats are single ingredient treats that contain no additives or preservatives. This line of lamb treats for dogs is just one of numerous additions to Best Bully Sticks' line of all natural dog treats that also features new additions like Zuke's Dog Chews and Himalayan Dog Chews (http://www. bestbullysticks. com/home/bbs/smartlist_29/himalayan_dog_chews. html).



In addition to adding numerous new treats, Best Bully Sticks is also launching an affiliate program. Offering 6% commission per item sold, Best Bully Sticks invites dog lovers all over to link to them with their website and earn some extra money while they're at it. Joining is free and takes only minutes to set up.



"We're really excited about all the new things we're offering," Lauren McKay, Marketing Director of Best Bully Sticks said. "Between the new dog treats, the new Himalayan Dog Chews, all these Lamb products we're carrying, and the new affiliate program, we really feel like we're doing everything we can to make sure that dog lovers everywhere can get the best treats and chews available for their dogs."



About Best Bully Sticks

Best Bully Sticks is a leading provider of bully sticks, dog treats (http://www. bestbullysticks. com), and other all natural dog chews and treats. One of the only US companies carrying free-range lamb dog treats, their bully sticks are all 100% free-range Brazilian cattle with no preservatives added.



Contact

Lauren McKay

Marketing Director

804-477-6033

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National Teamster Women Select Philly Business Owner to Address Conference

National Teamster Women Select Philly Business Owner to Address Conference



Patricia Grace, Founder and President of Aging with Grace, is selected as a featured speaker for the National Conference of Teamster Women. More than 700 women from all aspects of the union are expected to attend the conference in September in Houston, Texas.



Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) July 5, 2007



Patricia Grace, Founder and President of Aging with Grace, is selected as a featured speaker for the National Conference of Teamster Women. More than 700 women from all aspects of the union are expected to attend the conference in September in Houston, Texas.



Aging with Grace is a Philadelphia based company that provides professional geriatric care management services across the country. Ms. Grace is a Certified Senior Advisor, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Member, Case Management Society of America Member, American Society on Aging Member, repeat guest on Retirement Living television, and an expert with 16 years of experience in the elder care industry.



Ms. Grace will present "Solutions for the working Elder-Caregiver" to discuss the impact of care giving on families and on businesses, the maze of elder care options, and practical solutions for those with aging relatives. Elder care giving is fast becoming one of the most important family issues in the workplace. The emotional and financial costs quickly mount as an estimated 21% of all US households provide care for an adult family member.



The vision of Aging with Grace is to create a win-win situation for workers who are caring for an elderly relative and the businesses who employ them. AWG is developing relationships with labor unions, benefits managers, and businesses to offer solutions to this growing problem. This is accomplished by offering education, professional assessment of needs, recommendations about the need for services or placement, guidance during implementation of recommendations, and referrals to needed resources.



AWG produces results for caregivers: minimizing stress and providing customized solutions; and businesses benefit by lowering employee healthcare costs, reducing absenteeism and boosting productivity.



For information: http://www. agingwithgrace. net (http://www. agingwithgrace. net)

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Can Antioxidants Really Prolong Life?

Can Antioxidants Really Prolong Life?



How antioxidants have been found to help people live longer and healthier lives; background, how antioxidants work, sources, and where to buy effective antioxidants.



(PRWEB) March 9, 2005



The answer to that is a resounding “Yes!”. When you take antioxidants, such as Veriuni Advanced Antioxidant, you slow the aging process and thus live longer.



What is aging? Oh, sure, we all know we are born, we live, we get old and we die, right? But we are talking more of chronological age than cellular age. Our body cells reproduce at slower and slower rate, and the aging process takes over with cells disintegrating at a faster and faster pace until the body can no longer continue.



But why does this happen? Why can't the cells keep going?



Prior to the 1950's and really into the 1980's the popular theory was that the cells were controlled solely by the genes, and it was your genetic make-up that determined how long you would live, and that was that - accept it as inevitable. One lone researcher, Dr. Denhan Harman, published an article way back in 1959 describing his "free radical" theory of aging. It was pooh-poohed and ignored. The gene theory held sway until 1980's and 1990's when more modern researchers began to find other evidence (based on Dr. Harman's theory) that the gene theory was not necessarily the whole truth.



The more modern researchers discovered that the “free radical” theory was not far off the mark. As a matter of fact, it was darn close to being flat on the mark. Enter antioxidants.



Before going any further, letÂ’s define a couple of words:



What are free radicals? Through the process of metabolism molecules are oxidized. In particular, the oxygen molecule, normally two atoms of oxygen, O2, is oxidized into just plain O. This is a free radical. It is chemically very active and unstable and tries to combine with anything nearby. In the process the free oxygen radical destroys tissue. Another form of the oxygen radical is - OH, the hydroxl radical, also very destructive.



Now, antioxidants, which are certain organic substances including some vitamins and minerals, neutralize the destructive free radicals, slowing tissue damage.



You see what the researchers found out? If you can slow the bodyÂ’s tissue damage due to free radicals, you can prolong life!



But exactly what are these substances and where are they found?



To begin with the body produces antioxidants in a quantity sufficient to keep you healthy. Unfortunately, after age 20 the quantity of antioxidants produced by the body gradually decreases with age. This is why you need supplements.



Dr. Chrisiaan Leeuwenburgh, a professor at the University of Florida in the College of Health and Human performances published an article in January 2004Â’s American Journal of Physiology. In the article the Dr. stated: “Our most significant finding was that anti-oxidant intervention slows down basal skeletal muscle oxidation, which causes the body to age. This is the first evidence of this.” Dr. Leeuwenburgh performed his study along with researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine. The professor recommended daily antioxidant intake to protect against heart disease and to prolong life. 



Many other researchers have since come to the same conclusions: antioxidant supplements are necessary to fight disease, limit tissue damage, and to allow people to live longer.



Where do I find antioxidants?



As mentioned before, your body produces antioxidants, enough to keep you healthy until you reach the age of 20. After 20 the supply of antioxidants produced by your body gradually decreases with age. Other sources of antioxidants are:



Fresh fruits and fresh vegetables, but only if they are really fresh. No gassed tomatoes! Vitamins A, C, and E, and Beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is two molecules of vitamin A hooked together. These are all good antioxidants, but they ALL must be taken together to be effective, and even then, you need some help from certain minerals and organic substances to attain the best anti-oxidative effects. Selenium. Selenium is a mineral, which increases the antioxidative effects of the vitamins mentioned above. Red wine extract. This is a fairly recent discovery. Researchers looking into the French phenomenon (why the French, who love to eat high cholesterol foods, had one of the lowest rates of heart problems), found that the majority of Frenchmen drank red wine regularly. Further research found that red wine extract was a potent antioxidant. Certain amino acids such as l-cysteine, and the B-Complex group of vitamins. CoQ10. This is a co-enzyme which helps to activate certain of the antioxidants. ThatÂ’s what enzymes do. They are organic catalysts or activators.



Now, because each of the antioxidants listed affects a different part of the body, no one antioxidant is sufficient to protect you. A blend of all the best antioxidants is the only way to go if you are looking for effective antioxidant results.



One of the best antioxidants on the market is the Veriuni Advanced Antioxidant. It contains all the recommended antioxidant substances and has been tested and proven to be an extremely effective antioxidant mixture.



I have been taking antioxidants for some 15 years, long before they started becoming acceptable, and Veriuni's Advanced Antioxidant is the best I have ever seen. It contains everything needed for effective antioxidation.



Where can you get the Veriuni Advanced Antioxidant capsules and the Veriuni Liquid Nutrition? At www. moreinfo247.com/8459751.201/VNU (http://www. moreinfo247.com/8459751.201/VNU )



Back to the original question – antioxidants will not make you immortal, but taking antioxidants will prolong your life and help you live a healthier life.



Nancy Casseur



Affiliate and Team Leader with SFI Marketing Group, exclusive dealers for all Veriuni products, including Veriuni Advanced Antioxidant with red wine extract. Also webmaster of www. newsiteinfo. net and www. notreallyretired. com



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Senate EPW Committee Passage of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Applauded By Diesel Technology Forum

Senate EPW Committee Passage of Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Applauded By Diesel Technology Forum



The passage of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) today by the U. S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is being hailed as a major step in continuing “a vital clean air program that has benefited communities in every single state in the nation”, according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).



Washington, DC (Vocus) November 30, 2010



The passage of the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) today by the U. S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee (EPW) is being hailed as a major step in continuing “a vital clean air program that has benefited communities in every single state in the nation”, according to Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum (DTF).



DERA (S. 3973) is a five-year reauthorization of the highly-successful program created in 2005 to establish voluntary national and state-level grant and loan programs to reduce diesel emissions by upgrading and modernizing older diesel engines and equipment. The bipartisan legislation was introduced on November 18th by U. S. Senators George Voinovich (R-OH) and Tom Carper (D-DE) and cosponsored by several of their colleagues including EPW Chair Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK).



“Chairwoman Boxer and Ranking Member Inhofe are to be commended for their bipartisan work on DERA to help modernize older diesel engines and improve America’s air quality,” Schaeffer said.



“DERA has helped clean up tens of thousands of diesel engines. It’s been incredibly cost-effective—EPA estimates that every federal dollar invested in DERA translates into at least 13 dollars in health benefits. This cost effectiveness is actually higher thanks to state and local matches that stretch the federal DERA dollars. DERA funds also support new and existing jobs in clean diesel manufacturing, as well as local jobs in installing and maintaining the new diesel technologies.



DERA Is One of the Few Environmental Issues to Gain Bipartisan Support

“While it’s been difficult lately to find environmental issues that have near-universal bipartisan support among Democrats and Republicans, DERA has proven to be one program to do so,” Schaeffer said. “In addition, a unique and diverse coalition of more than 500 environmental, health, industry, labor and government organizations are actively working for DERA’s reauthorization.



“We are hopeful the full Senate and U. S. House will continue this bipartisan effort and reauthorize DERA during the lame duck session.”

DERA Background Information



How Was DERA Created? U. S. Senators Voinovich and Carper authored the original DERA legislation which was approved in 2005 by a 92-1 vote. It was included in the final version of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Its current authorization expires in FY 2011.



Why Is DERA Important? DERA funds are used to clean up the nation’s older, dirty diesels, by retrofitting or replacing them with new technologies that significantly reduce the soot and emissions from an estimated 11 million of our oldest diesel trucks, buses, and equipment.



Since 2005, the federal government has invested roughly a half-billion dollars through DERA to improve America’s air quality by upgrading and modernizing older diesel engines and equipment through engine replacements and retrofits that would include new pollution-cutting filters and catalysts.



Why Are Diesel Upgrades Important? Diesel engines are the workhorses of our nation. They are reliable, efficient, and durable. That’s why diesel engines power most of the trucks that deliver our goods, the buses that take us to work and get our kids to school, the farm equipment that harvests our crops, and even the trains and ships that carry containers and other cargo to our cities. Our hospitals, airports and law enforcement rely on diesel generators for emergency power, as do local and regional power companies.



Do Other Programs Reduce Diesel Emissions? Roughly a decade ago, EPA adopted the first of a series of diesel rules that have led to an unprecedented investment in cleaner diesel fuels and pollution control technologies. These rules have taken the sulfur out of diesel fuel, and have included pollution-cutting standards that are reducing emissions from new diesel engines by more than 90 percent.



When all of today’s older diesels have been replaced by new models that meet these standards, at least 110,000 tons of particulate matter (or soot) and 2.6 million tons of smog-forming nitrogen oxides will be eliminated from the nation’s air.



To put it another way, replacing or retrofitting the nation’s older diesels with these newer, cleaner models will be the clean-air equivalent of taking 13 million of today’s trucks off the roads.



Today’s 2010 clean diesel trucks emit one-sixtieth of the emissions of a truck sold in 1988—a dramatic improvement that is due to advances in clean diesel technology that were developed since the adoption of EPA’s diesel rules in 2000.



About The Diesel Technology Forum

The Diesel Technology Forum is a non-profit national organization dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of diesel engines, fuel and technology. Forum members are leaders in clean diesel technology and represent the three key elements of the modern clean-diesel system: advanced engines, vehicles and equipment, cleaner diesel fuel and emissions-control systems. For more information visit http://www. dieselforum. org.



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Ironman 70.3 World Championship, Clearwater, Provides Fitting Finale to Outstanding Season for Team BioBuilde (MAP) Members

Ironman 70.3 World Championship, Clearwater, Provides Fitting Finale to Outstanding Season for Team BioBuilde (MAP) Members



Team BioBuilde (MAP) members, Luis Alvarez and Kevin Moats, plan their assault on the 2007 Ford Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater, Florida on November 10, This is the second 70.3 World Championship race. Team BioBuilde (MAP) is sponsored by BioBuilde: the Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) found at www. BodyHealth. com



Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) November 5, 2007



Team BioBuilde (MAP) members, Luis Alvarez and Kevin Moats, plan their assault on the 2007 Ford Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Clearwater, Florida on November 10, one of the last contests of the season. This event is a fitting finale to a very busy tri-althlon season for both men, who recently completed the toughest challenge of all, the Ironman World Championship in Kona last month. Luis and Kevin will also be visiting the BioBuilde (MAP) booth #12 at the Ironman Expo, held at the Clearwater Harborview Center on Nov 7, 8 and 9. The undoubted highlight at the BioBuilde (MAP) booth will be a chance for Expo visitors to enter a drawing to win a Trek Equinox TTX 9.9 and a case of BioBuilde, the Master Amino Acid Pattern Map (MAP). Trek Bicycles, the designers who helped put Lance Armstrong on the Tour de France's winner's podium a record seven times and BioBuilde (MAP), the unique supplement for power, recovery, strength, and endurance, are jointly promoting this drawing which starts November 1 and runs through February 29 2008. Details about the Trek Equinox TTX 9.9 and BioBuilde, the Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) can be found at www. BodyHealth. com/drawing (http://www. BodyHealth. com/drawing).



Luis Alvarez, CEO of Grupo Aloymex recently completed his 52nd Ironman at the grueling World Championship in Kona and holds the World Record for being the only man to compete in every Ironman venue in the world. Focused on keeping his record, Luis already has his sights firmly set on competing in the inaugural Ironman, China in April 2008. He credits BioBuilde (MAP) for his incredible ability to compete so regularly in the Ironman contests. "It helps me to recover to compete in an Ironman averaging every three weeks," he says and he provides training tips at www. BodyHealth. com



BioBuilde (MAP) team member Kevin Moats has more than 20 years experience in the tough Ironman arena setting a course record of 9.32 in Kona at the 2005 World Championship when he secured first place in the 50-54 age group and repeating his victory in 2006 with a time of 9.26. No stranger to Clearwater, in 2006 Kevin won his 50-54 age group, setting a new course record of 4.16. He says "with BioBuilde (MAP), I find I can train harder and recover better and I have been able to build muscle mass and minimize tendon soreness." For more information on Team BioBuilde (MAP) and the BioBuilde (MAP) Winners Circle visit www. BodyHealth. com.



At half the distance of a full Ironman, a 70.3 race is no less daunting. The competition will be fierce over the course where the athletes complete a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike ride and a 13.1-mile run. One reason why the members of the BioBuilde (MAP) team are so consistent with their training and their contest results is because BioBuilde (MAP) is 2 to 5 times more effective and absorbed 4 to 12 times faster than meat, fish soy or whey. BioBuilde (MAP) is 100% absorbed within 23 minutes and it utilized to build body proteins. No other source of protein or amino acid can compare.



BioBuilde, the Master Amino Acid Pattern (MAP) is a unique patented formula of the essential amino acids created in the exact amounts and pattern-MAP for the human body to optimize endurance and protein recovery and minimize injury.



So follow the fortunes of the BioBuilde (MAP) athletes as they round off their season in Clearwater, Florida and then look ahead to 2008 and another inspiring season.



For more information about each of the BioBuilde (MAP) athletes, visit www. BodyHealth. com



For more information about BioBuilde (MAP) visit www. BodyHealth. com or call 877-804-3258.



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Raritan Introduces Industry’s First 64-port KVM-over-IP Switch

Raritan Introduces Industry’s First 64-port KVM-over-IP Switch



Company unveils two new dominion KVM-over-IP Models and software for enhanced remote and ‘at-the-rack’ management performance.



Somerset, NJ (PRWEB) June 8, 2006



Raritan – a leading provider of solutions to simplify IT operations – today added two new models to its Dominion® Series KVM-over-IP product line and new software to enhance remote server management performance. Supporting 64 servers, Raritan’s new Dominion KX464 is the industry’s highest port density KVM-over-IP switch.



The Dominion KX464 – which supports one local and four remote users – also provides dual power supplies with automatic failover and dual LAN ports for high reliability and availability. Raritan’s new economical 32-port KX132, which supports one local and one remote user, is the lowest price per port switch in the Dominion KX line



The high-port densities of the two new switches also make them the most cost-effective and scalable KVM-over-IP solutions in the market. By managing more servers per switch, companies can save by reducing the number of switches, IP addresses and network drops. Installation and maintenance costs – as well as power consumption, cooling and cabling – are also reduced.



Both models feature Raritan’s Virtual KVM Desktop, a new level of KVM-over-IP access and control that provides a connection to a target server virtually indistinguishable from a direct “at-the-rack” connection. The new switches also come with Raritan’s Universal KVM Client™, which enables administrators to access the Dominion Series switches through the industry’s widest range of browsers and operating systems. Both models are CommandCenter® Secure Gateway ready, so that multiple Dominion switches – and connected servers – can be managed from one dashboard.



Dominion KX Software Release 1.4



Designed to support administrators, who spend hours at a time managing servers, the new software release for the Dominion KX takes KVM-over-IP to a new level of video quality and responsiveness – delivering analog-like video performance with IP-based anytime, anywhere access and control.



The new software features automatic color calibration, which optimizes the screen display to provide vivid, life-like colors to enhance productivity and reduce bandwidth usage. It also provides faster video response through configurable video processing for today’s high-speed networks, as well as lower speed access over the Internet or via modem. In addition, Intelligent Mouse Synchronization eliminates the time-consuming task of adjusting manually the mouse motion and mouse acceleration settings for target Windows servers.



Release 1.4’s new SNMP management capability provides auditing and compliance information on important system events, administration changes, security alerts and user access. Dominion KXs with release 1.4 are fully integrated with the CommandCenter Secure Gateway, as well as the CommandCenter NOC – Raritan’s IT health monitoring appliance.



Dominion software release 1.4 is available on the new Dominion KX464 and KX132 switches, as well as Dominion KX 16, 32 and 64-port models. Existing Dominion KX customers can upgrade free of charge to release 1.4 by downloading the new firmware from Raritan’s Web site.



“Our goal is to deliver cost-effective and secure KVM-over-IP solutions that provide a remote management experience virtually indistinguishable from the one at the rack,” said Richard Dominach, Raritan Senior Product Manager. “With our expanding Dominion KX product line, administrative tasks, such as troubleshooting, BIOS changes and rebooting, can be performed productively – anytime, anywhere leveraging today’s ubiquitous IP access. The new Dominion KX models and software release 1.4 provide enhanced manageability, reliability, security, compliance and auditing for the most demanding enterprise environments.”



Pricing and Availability



The new Dominion KX models with software release 1.4 are available worldwide through Raritan’s extensive distribution channels. The Dominion KX464, a 2U full-width, rack-mountable appliance, is priced at $8,495 (U. S. List Price). The Dominion KX132, a 1U appliance, is priced at $3,795 (U. S. List Price). More on the Dominion KX can be found at http://www. NextStepInKVM. com (http://www. NextStepInKVM. com)



Award-Winning Dominion Series



The Dominion KX is completely self-contained with all key features, including authentication and Web-access, built into the appliance. Advanced features include 128-bit encryption of keyboard, mouse and video signals; dual-Ethernet ports with failover; an integrated dedicated modem port for emergency remote network-independent access; and, integrated, remote power control that enables users to power up, power down or power cycle servers connected to optional Raritan remote power control units. Dominion KX also has built-in authentication capabilities, and integrates easily with existing authentication systems.



About Raritan (Raritan. com)



Raritan, based in Somerset, N. J., is a leading provider of products for managing IT equipment and the mission-critical applications and services that run on it. Raritan’s highly reliable and responsive IT management solutions – based on KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) switches, serial console servers, management software and remote connectivity products – enable companies to proactively monitor and manage system health and vulnerability, as well as troubleshoot, access and repair faults from anywhere, at anytime. This simplifies and accelerates data center work processes – improving service uptime and staff productivity. Raritan’s solutions are used to manage more than 50,000 data centers and other IT sites around the world. Raritan also serves the OEM market by developing advanced, hardware-based, remote-management components based on digital KVM-over-IP and IPMI technology. Founded in 1985, Raritan is celebrating more than 20 years of technical innovation. Raritan has 36 offices worldwide, and its products are distributed in 76 countries. For more information, please visit http://www. Raritan. com (http://www. Raritan. com).



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THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA AND AUTISM IN SOUTH ASIA

THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA AND AUTISM IN SOUTH ASIA



Autism is on the rise in South Asia. Massive increases in numbers of people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome have been predicted - Ivan and Charika Corea have appealed to the Prime Minister of India and SAARC Heads of State, for urgent action on autism in South Asia.



(PRWEB) September 29, 2003



AUTISM AWARENESS CAMPAIGN APPEAL TO THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA



Ivan and Charika Corea of the Autism Awareness Campaign have appealed directly to the Prime Minister of India, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee to take action on Autism in the SAARC region. Autism is now a serious education and health issue facing South Asia. Massive increases in numbers in 5 years time have been predicted by international experts.



'India is a key player in the region and we would ask Prime Minister Vajpayee to speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves. Autistic people in India and right across the SAARC region desperately need help and structured support.



To date SAARC Leaders have never ever discussed Autism in terms of people with Disabilities in SAARC. It has never figured in any SAARC Health or Education Summits and yet it is now one of the most serious health and education issues facing the Indian sub-continent,' said Ivan Corea in Colombo.



Autism is on the rise in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives - the countries within the SAARC region.



Ivan and Charika Corea, parents and carers of an autistic child launched a massive Autism Awareness Campaign in Sri Lanka. There are 30,000 autistic people in Sri Lanka, according to international experts there will be a massive rise in 5 years time - in Sri Lanka and all over the SAARC region.



Scientists are still divided as to the causes of autism - parents are still asking the question - is ithe MMR, is it genetic, is it caused by foetal distress at birth. Asian parents need answers to these pressing questions on Autism.



Support for the Autism Awareness Campaign came from the highly influential European Union parliamentarian Nirj Deva MEP. Nirj Deva was born in Sri Lanka, he joins a whole host of dignitaries who support the campaign.



Ivan and Charika Corea initiated 2002 as Autism Awareness Year in the United Kingdom. Their campaign is now the largest ever movement for autism in the UK and has the support of the British Prime Minister Tony Blair and parliamentarians of all parties in the Palace of Westminster in London.



Ivan Corea said,' We need urgent action by the Heads of State and national governments in the SSARC region to look into the rise in autism and find common ways and strategies in tackling the whole issue of autism, joint educational and health strategies, the sharing of good practice from SAARC countries.



SAARC provides a platform for the people of South Asia to work together. We are appealing to the Prime Minister of India to raise the whole subject of the Autistic Community in the SAARC region at a future SAARC Summit.



Wonderful stories have come from India like the story of the autistic teenager Tito who has been an inspiration to others. British television even televised a documentary on his life, the dedication of his mother, his marvellous poetry and writings. There are thousands of Titos in the SAARC region who need urgent help. There are children with severe communication disorders who have no specialist speech therapy. Mothers need respite care because Autism is a 24 hour job.



Our recommendations:



We appeal to the Prime Minister of India and the Indian Government to take the urgent matter up of AUTISM IN SAARC with the Heads of State in the SAARC region.



We urge SAARC Health, Education and Social Services to discuss the matter at their respective Summits. We recommend the setting up of a SAARC Autism Committee comprising of officials from the SAARC countries to discuss ways forward.



We urge SAARC countries to launch a data collection initiative in their respective countries and provide public services for people with Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.



We recommend a common strategy in relation to the training of special educational needs teachers and specialist speech therapists in the SAARC region.



Our appeal to SAARC Leaders - please reach out to the Autistic Community in the SAARC region. Autism is a time bomb waiting to happen. If there is a rise in numbers of people with autism in South Asia, are SAARC countries in a position to provide public services for these people who have a very specific disability. Have staff been trained, what about the dissemination of information on Autism and Asperger's Syndrome in the major languages of the SAARC region.



There are only a handful of organisations in the voluntary sector who are in a position to help the Autistic Community. National Governments must provide the support services for all people with disabilities. We need new ways of thinking where disabilities in the SAARC region is concerned.



We urge action in SAARC on Autism and Asperger's Syndrome.

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IS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM TRASHED? FOUR MOUNTAINS, INC. UNVEILS 21st CENTURY SOLUTIONS FOR CORRECTING IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION ULTIMATELY TAKING THE ‘SCARE’ OUT OF SARS AND INFECTION OUT OF THE MODERN WORLD

IS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM TRASHED? FOUR MOUNTAINS, INC. UNVEILS 21st CENTURY SOLUTIONS FOR CORRECTING IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION ULTIMATELY TAKING THE ‘SCARE’ OUT OF SARS AND INFECTION OUT OF THE MODERN WORLD



SARS scare no more! Four Mountains, Inc. unveils what is likely the most advanced, comprehensive, wholistic, and effective Immune Support Program in the world.



(PRWEB) May 15, 2003



Contact: Stacey Kumagai at 818/506.8675 



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



IS YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM TRASHED?



FOUR MOUNTAINS, INC. UNVEILS 21st CENTURY SOLUTIONS FOR CORRECTING IMMUNE DYSFUNCTION



ULTIMATELY TAKING THE ‘SCARE’ OUT OF SARS AND INFECTION OUT OF THE MODERN WORLD



Calabasas, CA – Information is power. So is a strong immune system. Over the past few decades, fear and helplessness has been the focus of the common cold/flu, Swine Flu, E-coli bacteria, HIV/AIDS and most recently SARS. Four Mountains, Inc., is a privately held Clinical & Research Laboratory dedicated to synthesizing all available data in the fields of alternative medicine, disease prevention, wholistic mind/body health and anti-aging technology. And they are unveiling what is likely the most advanced, comprehensive, wholistic, and effective Immune Support Program in the world.  



 "Some doctors are telling the public that the immune system cannot be strengthened and there is nothing we can do to increase resistance to infections, but these old fashioned opinions do not square with the evidence. The human immune system CAN be augmented and amplified! One vitamin or herb won't do it alone, that's true. But, if you supply the immune system with all the hundreds of nutritive materials it needs to function then YES, THE BODY CAN DEFEND ITSELF AGAINST INFECTIONS OF ALL TYPES. A strong immune system protects the body against alien microbes, and SARS is no exception,” states Dr. Ward Coleman, N. D. and President of Four Mountains, Inc. "There is no excuse for so much widespread illness and fear of illness. If you get sick, it means your immune system is handicapped, depleted and depressed. I want people to know that all illness and infection is ABNORMAL and CAN be prevented. The way we live, the nutrients we ingest (or fail to), determines how immune we are to infection. Too many people are not understanding this. We don't need any more studies. We already know more than is being applied. If we apply what we already know, illness and disease will vanish from the face of the earth!” explains Coleman.



Four Mountains Immune Support Program is a complete wellness program consisting of special immunity boosting nutrients and dietary guidelines designed to work as an applied maintenance life system program for continuous optimized health.



For media information requests, contact Stacey Kumagai at 818/506-8675 or mediamonster@yahoo. com. To order the Immune Support Program call Four Mountains, Inc., at 800/736-0904 or email fourmountains@earthlink. net 



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Preferred Consumer Network Goes Online

Preferred Consumer Network Goes Online



(PRWEB) February 18, 2000



FOR



IMMEDIATERELEASE



YourAffinitE. com



Dallas, Texas



YourAffinite. com (“YAC”) announced today that it will begin offering Internet-based memberships of the Preferred Consumer Network (“PCN”) to consumers (http://www. pcnbenefits. com (http://www. pcnbenefits. com)). With over half a million memberships sold over the last eighteen months, YourAffinitE. com believes the Internet is the next logical step for sales and marketing. Over the past two years PCN has been sold exclusively for telephone and mail use. Now, Internet members will receive specific discounts available online with recognized providers like CVS. com and Alamo Car Rental.



The Company believes that by focusing on the Internet audience with specific discounts and strategic alliances, they can dramatically increase member retention and benefit usage for PCN.



“Selling the product has never been a problem for PCN,” Robin Cope, Vice President YAC says. “However, retention over a two year period has been challenging… The members PCN has targeted in the past by-and-large don’t have credit



Cards with available credit so, while pharmacy discounts have been very beneficial for them, a discount on rental cars does them little good.”



Background:



Preferred Consumer Network http://www. pcnbenefits. com (http://www. pcnbenefits. com)

The Preferred Consumer Network is a membership savings “club” that provides users with over 40 different products and services, in categories of travel, health, finance and shopping. Exclusive discounts and free benefits are the backbone of PCN.



YourAffinitE. com http://www. youraffinite. com (http://www. youraffinite. com)

The primary focus of YourAffinitE. com is to develop comprehensive databases that can be used for fundraising and communication through multi-faceted marketing strategies. The company can provide a wide range of technology, e-commerce and marketing services. Programs designed to establish and exploit an expanded “e-database” by combining it with an organization’s traditional data is our specialty. Uniting technical savvy, direct marketing experience, and Internet marketing expertise with the team’s non-profit



Marketing experience, our clients will receive a complete, innovative Internet-based solution.



Contact Information:



Sales@mmgdirect. com



972-233-6674 T



972-233-8590 F

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From Madison Avenue to Main Street. Carl Bloom Associates Moves to White Plains, New York

From Madison Avenue to Main Street. Carl Bloom Associates Moves to White Plains, New York.



Carl Bloom Associates, Inc. (CBA), a 29-year-old independent Direct Marketing agency has moved from Madison Avenue in New York City to Main Street in White Plains, New York.



(PRWEB) January 10, 2005



After nearly 30 years on midtown Madison Avenue, the birthplace of advertising, CBA has decided to set up shop in the growing business and cultural area north of Manhattan -- White Plains, New York.



White Plains is undergoing an exciting building, cultural and commercial resurgence that is creating both business and residential opportunities a short distance from Manhattan.



All it takes is a walk down Main Street towards Mamaroneck Avenue to see all the new development. Donald Trump would be proud, in fact thereÂ’s a new high-rise condominium tower that bears his name.



CBA is excited to be a part of this growing, vibrant city a stoneÂ’s throw from suburbia with new offices located at 81 Main Street, White Plains 10601. The new phone number is 914-761-2800; Fax is 914-761-2744.



When asked about the recent move to White Plains, NY, CBA's President Carl Bloom said, “I 'm delighted to be in our new location. The transition went extremely well. We look forward to welcoming our clients in our new space, just steps from the White Plains train station."



The move was perfect for the first meeting with CBA's newest client, The National Association of Railroad Passengers, an organization that promotes rail travel throughout the U. S. "They were very happy to take the train from Grand Central Station to White Plains, and brought us a National Amtrak train schedule as an office-warming gift."



About CBA



Since 1976, CBA has been providing numerous industries with marketing strategy, creative and production services; lead generation for consumer mail order catalogs in food, fashion and interior decorating; circulation marketing and promotion for large and small magazines and newsletters; college alumni marketing and fundraising promotion; and on-line education.



CBA has enjoyed a long and successful history as an independent direct marketing company. It was only after a brief experiment in the 1980’s when CBA became part of a larger general advertising agency, that CBA “took itself back” and has flourished ever since.



CBAÂ’s clients are located in every corner of the U. S., from New York City to San Francisco, New Orleans to Washington State, the Midwest and nearly every state in between.



In the nonprofit world CBA has served over 35 public broadcasting entities, public libraries, museums (such as MOMA and the newly opened National Underground Freedom Center in Cincinnati), social action organizations like Consumers Union (publishers of Consumer Reports), Friends of Animals, which protects domestic and wild animals from abuse and exploitation by hunters, corporations, government agencies and poachers, in the U. S. and internationally.



CBA’s subsidiary, The Loyalty Marketing Group, Inc. (LMG), provides incentive and recognition programs that help build relationships with client members and customers. CBA also offers complete and comprehensive web development and e-mail marketing through Loyalty eMarketing, LMG’s electronic media team. The latest project is a totally new multi-faceted web site for The Actors’ Fund of America, the national organization that supports everyone who has or plays a role in the entertainment industry – from help with housing for the unemployed, to providing health insurance for those without coverage and clinics for medical services.



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Two Ryan-Biggs Engineers Receive Professional Engineering (PE) Licenses

Two Ryan-Biggs Engineers Receive Professional Engineering (PE) Licenses



Ryan-Biggs Associates P. C., a consulting firm specializing in structural engineering, announced today the licensing of Jack C. Healy, Associate, in the state of Massachusetts and Anthony E. Dalto, Principal Associate, in the states of Vermont and Rhode Island.



Troy, NY (PRWEB) December 29, 2004



Ryan-Biggs Associates P. C., a consulting firm specializing in structural engineering, announced today the licensing of Jack C. Healy, Associate, in the state of Massachusetts and Anthony E. Dalto, Principal Associate, in the states of Vermont and Rhode Island. Mr. Healy now holds professional engineering licenses in Massachusetts and New York, and Mr. Dalto now holds professional engineering licenses in New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont.



“Jack and Tony’s broad experience in structural engineering and design services make them true assets to the company,” said David T. Biggs, President. “The addition of their professional engineering licenses in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island will allow them to expand their work throughout the Northeast.”



The P. E. license signifies that Jack C. Healy and Anthony E. Dalto are qualified to be practicing engineers in the state. The high standards set by the licensing boards in Massachusetts, Vermont, and Rhode Island help protect the public, ensures engineering competence, and safeguards public health, welfare, and safety.



Jack Healy has been with the firm since 1998 and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont. He has worked on many diverse projects including the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany, New York; Rensselaer Rail Station in Rensselaer, New York; and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, New York. He is a member of the New York State Society of Professional Engineers, the Association for Preservation Technology, the American Society of Testing Materials, and the Practicing Institute of Engineering.



Anthony E. Dalto has been with RBA since 1995 and has worked on numerous industrial, municipal, and educational projects including Saratoga Springs City School District in Saratoga Springs, New York; Wilton Ambulatory Surgery Center in Wilton, New York; and Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo Mountain in Ludlow, Vermont. Mr. Dalto holds a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Villanova University and a MS in Civil Engineering from RPI. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Institute of Steel Constrcution, and The American Wood Council.



About Ryan-Biggs Associates, P. C.



Ryan-Biggs Associates, P. C., is a consulting engineering firm specializing in structural engineering. Since 1973, they have been providing design services from their main office in Troy, New York, and branch offices in Skaneateles, New York, and West Chester, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit the company's web site at www. ryanbiggs. com.



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Green Data Storage System Is Now Available Throughout Southeast Asia

Green Data Storage System Is Now Available Throughout Southeast Asia



OPUS IT Services Announces Partnership with Hie Electronics to Deliver Green Data Storage



Singapore (PRWEB) January 29, 2010



OPUS IT Services Pte Ltd of Singapore today announced a partnership with Hie Electronics, manufacturer of the TeraStack® Solution. OPUS provides IT services, solutions and outsourcing throughout Southeast Asia. In the United States, Hie Electronics is a leading provider of application platforms using green optical data storage (http://www. hie-electronics. com/optical_data_storage_systems_solutions. php (http://www. hie-electronics. com/optical_data_storage_systems_solutions. php)) for Fortune 100 companies, as well as the government sector, addressing the complex system environments needing high-capacity tiered data storage and disaster recovery (http://www. hie-electronics. com/disaster_recovery_critical_data_backup_solutions. php (http://www. hie-electronics. com/disaster_recovery_critical_data_backup_solutions. php)) within all market segments.



“As an enterprise network-integrator, OPUS' expertise is using the industry's best-of-breed products to deliver superior solutions. We believe the TeraStack® Solution, a Blu-ray data storage system, brings innovation plus green data storage to the marketplace,” says Charles Fan, CEO of OPUS.



OPUS helps organizations make the most of opportunities for growth through technology and services by providing IT managed services and outsourcing, help desk services, security services, customer care and support centre outsourcing, as well as enterprise network-integration solutions. “Because OPUS is focused on the needs of the customer, we are pleased to partner with Hie Electronics to make the TeraStack® Solution available as an optical data storage and disaster recovery solution,” says Charles Fan.



The TeraStack® Solution significantly reduces power consumption and cooling costs in comparison to traditional storage devices. As the benchmark for green optical data storage, the Hie Electronics TeraStack® Solution TBYTe® product line delivers up to 90 percent energy cost savings when compared with that of current data storage technology. It integrates an enterprise application server with up to 78 terabytes (TB) of extendable online/nearline and unlimited offline data storage using less than 600 watts of electricity.



In 2009, Hie Electronics was recognized as the 2009 North American Data Storage Technologies Green Excellence Award in Technology Innovation by independent third party research firm Frost & Sullivan. "With the extended lifetime of Blu-ray media and its acceptance as a standard compared to legacy magnetic tape and hard disk drive systems, the TeraStack® Solution's reduced power requirements and carbon footprint offer a true ecological advantage over competitive storage systems that require thousands of watts just to operate. For enterprise datacenter applications, the TeraStack® Solution saves end users millions of dollars in costs over its lifetime," said Frost & Sullivan’s Physical Security Industry Analyst, Dilip Sarangan.



“Hie Electronics is pleased to be represented in this global expansion by the OPUS team,” says Patrick Humm, Chairman and President of Hie Electronics, innovator of the TeraStack® Solution TBYTe® product line, which is already available in the United States and Europe.



Each TBYTe® provides industrial grade application server architecture with multi-tiered hierarchical storage management and processing performance in a single 15U appliance about the size of a two-drawer file cabinet. Each TBYTe® is a Windows, Linux, or UNIX application server with up to a 28TB online buffer, coupled to eight TeraStack® optical storage stacks for nearline data storage. Automatic business rule based data aging provides industry leading management of enterprise sleeping data.



A TBYTe® with eight TeraStacks can access 1000 Blu-ray discs within the unit and can simultaneously record, store, and replay data. The Blu-ray media, manufacturer-tested to maintain data integrity for 50 to 100 years, is spun with copper and silicon; it does not rely on chemical dye methods, such as is found in DVDs or CDs, and is thus much more durable.



About OPUS IT Services Pte Ltd



Located in Singapore, the OPUS team helps customers make the most of opportunities for growth through technology and services. OPUS focuses on four key business areas: IT Services and Outsourcing, Customer Care and Support Centre Outsourcing, After-Market Support Services, and Enterprise Network-Integration Solutions. With many years of collective IT experience, OPUS delivers excellent IT services and values to our customers. For more information, please visit http://www. opusit. com. sg/ (http://www. opusit. com. sg/).



About Hie Electronics, Inc.



Hie Electronics, pioneers of long-term optical data storage solutions, is located in McKinney, Texas USA and is the innovator and manufacturer of the TeraStack® Solution, useable in a variety of applications where extended data storage and disaster recovery is required such as company email archives, security surveillance video storage, architectural drawing storage, medical research archives, health records and PACS data storage, geospatial image storage, legal data asset storage, motion picture film archives, government data storage, and more. For more information, including whitepapers (http://www. hie-electronics. com/data_storage_white_paper. php (http://www. hie-electronics. com/data_storage_white_paper. php)), please visit http://www. hie-electronics. com (http://www. hie-electronics. com).



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Special Report and Map Released on Chesapeake’s Treasured Landscapes

Special Report and Map Released on Chesapeake’s Treasured Landscapes



The Friends of the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake Trail, the Environmental Law Institute, and the National Geographic Society today released a special report and map recommending the development of a bold and coordinated strategy for conserving the Chesapeake’s treasured landscapes and calling for more federal investment in land conservation.



Annapolis, MD (Vocus) November 25, 2009



The Friends of the Capt. John Smith Chesapeake Trail, the Environmental Law Institute, and the National Geographic Society today released a special report (http://www. friendsofthejohnsmithtrail. org/files/treasured_landscapes/report_final. pdf) and map (http://www. friendsofthejohnsmithtrail. org/files/treasured_landscapes/NGS%20Treasured%20Landscapes%20map%20screened. pdf) recommending the development of a bold and coordinated strategy for conserving the Chesapeake's treasured landscapes and calling for more federal investment in land conservation.



The report, titled Conserving Treasured Landscapes in the Chesapeake: A Special Report, bases its findings on the Environmental Law Institute's careful analysis of more than 25 federal and state conservation programs. To download the report and the map, visit www. treasuredlandscapes. org]. 



Protecting these landscapes is a key component of President Obama’s recent Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Executive Order, and responds to Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar’s stated desire to develop a Treasured Landscape program nationally and to use the Chesapeake as one of the targeted regions.



"We believe this report and the National Geographic Society map will help the Department of the Interior and its partners define a Treasured Landscape Initiative in the Chesapeake region, and we offer it in that spirit," said Patrick F. Noonan, Vice Chairman of the Friends. "There is an indivisible link between healthy landscapes and healthy rivers."



The report notes that intact landscapes provide the Bay the diverse habitats that lead to productive fisheries and the immense filtering capacities needed for healthy waters. From these landscapes we get clean water, healthy air, and outdoor recreation, and they contain the history, landmarks, and places that make the Chesapeake special.



"This report provides a framework to help government agencies and conservation groups prioritize the most significant and diverse Chesapeake landscapes for conservation," explains Leslie Carothers, President of ELI. "This framework holds promise to increase conservation resources and improve effective coordination among the dozens of existing programs aimed at protecting farmland, historic sites, recreational access, economic development opportunities, and water quality across the Bay region."



The report suggests a two-part definition for treasured landscapes. It says a significant or “treasured” landscape in the Chesapeake Bay watershed is one having both significant ecological and cultural value and providing multiple ecological, recreational, and cultural benefits at a landscape scale.



The report outlines five action points for a new conservation strategy. Those points are:

1. Build on the excellent state conservation planning models and create a unified Bay-wide planning approach to coordinate existing information and to target future conservation investments.

2. Better coordinate resources from multiple conservation programs to conserve priority landscapes at a scale sufficient to protect significant ecological, historic, and cultural assets.

3. Increase funding, specifically full funding for the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund and establish a dedicated fund within the Land and Water Conservation Fund to conserve Chesapeake treasured landscapes.

4. Create and build partnerships to leverage public and private funding for landscape conservation.

5. Establish new units of the National Park and National Refuge systems, building upon the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and the Chesapeake Gateways Network.



President Obama’s Chesapeake Bay Protection and Restoration Executive Order strategy will be adopted in May 2010. This report and subsequent discussions with federal, state, and local government officials and private and nonprofit leaders will help shape the final strategy and seek to secure new resources for the protection of Chesapeake Bay treasured landscapes.



For copies of the report and the map, please visit www. treasuredlandscapes. org.



The Friends of the John Smith Chesapeake Trail, a nonprofit organization, coordinates and advances conservation, public access and education efforts across the watershed in support of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail and Chesapeake Bay priorities. Our goal is to ensure conservation, stewardship, access, and enjoyment of the Chesapeake’s iconic landscapes and waterways and its cultural and historic assets, highlighted by the Capt. John Smith National Historic Chesapeake Trail. www. chesapeaketrails. org



The Environmental Law Institute makes law work for people, places, and the planet. The Institute has played a pivotal role in shaping the fields of environmental law, policy, and management, domestically and abroad. Today ELI is an internationally recognized, non-partisan research and education center working to strengthen environmental protection by improving law and governance worldwide. www. eli. org



The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. Throughout its 121-year history, the Society has encouraged conservation of natural resources and raised public awareness of the importance of natural places, the plants and wildlife that inhabit them, and the environmental problems that threaten them. www. nationalgeographic. com.



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New Clues to the Causes of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Nutritional and Genetic Studies Point to New Prevention and Treatment Strategies

New Clues to the Causes of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Nutritional and Genetic Studies Point to New Prevention and Treatment Strategies



Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States, but discoveries about the roles played by nutrition, genetic factors and immune response are providing clues to new prevention and treatment measures. AMD can destroy the detailed, central vision we need to read, drive, recognize faces and enjoy daily life.



Hicksville, NY (PRWEB) March 8, 2008



Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States, but discoveries about the roles played by nutrition, genetic factors and immune response are providing clues to new prevention and treatment measures. AMD can destroy the detailed, central vision we need to read, drive, recognize faces and enjoy daily life.



March is AMD Awareness Month, and the Retina Group of New York encourages New York senior citizens to know their risks for AMD. "We have a greater understanding of AMD than ever before," say James M. Maisel, M. D. and Joanna J. Oda, M. D., retinal surgeons specializing in macular degeneration. "We are seeing exciting clinical and research advances, but catching AMD early still offers the best chance of preserving vision. People need to know their risks so that they can save their sight."



As part of the EyeSmart campaign, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and EyeCare America, a public service program of the Foundation of the Academy, recommend that adults with no signs or risk factors for eye disease get a baseline eye disease screening at age 40 -- the time when early signs of disease and changes in vision may start to occur. Based on the results of the initial screening, an ophthalmologist will prescribe the necessary intervals for follow-up exams. For individuals at any age with symptoms of or at risk for eye disease, such as those with a family history of eye disease, the Academy recommends that individuals see their ophthalmologist to determine how frequently their eyes should be examined. One of the best ways to reduce AMD risk is to quit smoking, as smokers have twice the risk of nonsmokers.



New Clues

Certain nutrient supplements are now known to be protective: the first Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS 1) of 4,000 people with AMD found that the progression to advanced disease among people at high risk declined by 25 percent when the subjects were given a high-dose combination of antioxidants and zinc. Eye MDs recommend this supplement formula to their AMD patients when appropriate. These nutrients may strengthen the ability of a layer of cells in the eye's retina to withstand oxidative stress, a probable factor in AMD development. In the second AREDS study now underway, researchers are assessing lutein, zeaxanthin, and omega-3 fatty acids, associated in some large studies with reduced risk of developing AMD. Both AREDS projects were sponsored by the National Institutes of Health. Eating fruits and deeply colored vegetables such as red peppers and spinach -- food sources of antioxidants -- provides many health benefits, and one is likely to be protection against AMD.



A new model that views a specific type of uncontrolled immune response as an important factor in AMD development and progression has emerged from the work of a number of genetic and ophthalmic researchers. The model promises to spark advances in AMD treatments and genetic susceptibility tests. In several degenerative diseases -- including Alzheimer's, atherosclerosis and AMD -- the early phases are marked by abnormal extra-cellular deposits that begin to disrupt normal functioning. In AMD, these deposits are called drusen, and they contain proteins associated with inflammation and other immune system responses.



Four independent research groups recently discovered that variations in three genes associated with sensitivity of the immune response are also strongly associated with AMD. Several research groups subsequently confirmed that two of these genetic variants collectively account for about 75 percent of AMD cases in North American and European populations. Another study, by Margaret Pericak-Vance, PhD, Duke University, and Jonathan Haines, PhD, Vanderbilt University, showed how a risk factor and genetic variant interact: the risk of AMD increased eight-fold in study participants who were smokers and had variant LOC387715.



About AMD

The disease takes two forms, termed "dry" and "wet." In the early "dry" stage, drusen, yellow deposits, develop under the retina, but most people do not have a change in vision. Patients with more and larger drusen, and more pigment changes in the central retina, or macula, are considered to have intermediate AMD and are at higher risk for both advanced "dry" and "wet" AMD. The majority of those with intermediate AMD do not progress to the advanced stage but should be carefully followed by an Eye MD to insure timely treatment if needed.



Advanced AMD can occur in the "dry" or the "wet" form. Once the "dry" form reaches the advanced stage, with blind spots in the central visual field, no medical or surgical treatment is available, although patients can be provided low-vision technologies, including improved lighting and magnification, to maintain their quality of life. In the "wet" form, abnormal new blood vessels develop under the retina that bleed or leak fluid and form scars, causing central vision loss. Only about 10% of the 10 to 15 million Americans with AMD have the "wet" form, but until two years ago it was responsible for most severe vision loss. New, highly effective treatments such as the injectable medication ranibizumab (Lucentis) are dramatically reducing damage from "wet" AMD: vision stabilizes in over 90 percent of patients and actually improves in more than 30 percent.



For more information about AMD and other eye diseases, visit http://www. geteyesmart. org or http://www. rgony. com



About the Retina Group of New York

The Retina Group of New York has provided tertiary vitreoretinal care to patients in Nassau and Suffolk Counties since 1986 at its offices in Hicksville and Hauppauge. Both locations are fully equipped with in-office laser capabilities, cutting edge diagnostic imaging and integrated electronic records. The practice is limited to medical and surgical retinal problems. These include diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease, retinal detachments, vitreoretinal interface disorders, surgical complications, uveitis and second opinions. The group holds staff privileges at seven area hospitals and teaching appointments at the New York University School of Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, and Nassau University Medical Center. Appointments and consultations may be made Monday through Friday in the Hicksville office at 516-939-6100 or Hauppauge at 631-273-1818. The physicians are also available for professional and public speaking engagements.



For information on the Retina Group of New York visit the Retina Group of New York web site or call 516-939-6100 or 631-273-1818.



Hicksville Office

400 S. Oyster Bay Road

Hicksville, NY 11801

Tel: (516)-939-6100

Fax: (516)-939-2510



Hauppauge Office

1455 Veterans Memorial Highway

Hauppauge, NY 11788

Tel: (631)-273-1818

Fax: ((631)-273-1988



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"Cleanse That Colon" National Ad Campaign to Begin in Early 2007

"Cleanse That Colon" National Ad Campaign to Begin in Early 2007



C. M.T. Enterprises, a recognized leader in the herbal health care industry, is proud to announce the launch of a national ad campaign for it's newest and most anticipated product. "Cleanse That Colon" is a revolutionary new triple action colon cleanse remedy available at www. cleansethatcolon. com



Philadelphia, Pa (PRWEB) October 12, 2006



C. M.T. Enterprises, a recognized leader in the herbal health care industry, is proud to announce our launch of the national ad campaign for it's newest and most anticipated product.



"Cleanse That Colon" is a revolutionary new triple action colon cleanse remedy. C. M.T. Enterprises will be partnering with The Home Shopping Group, the top direct response television specialist. The Home Shopping Group, based in Boca Raton, Florida, is on the cutting edge of direct response television advertising. In addition, The Home Shopping Group will work with Yahoo! Shopping to launch a mass email campaign promoting the product to The Home Shopping Group's vast compliment of existing customers as well as other consumers in search of a natural way to regain control of their overall health. Together, The Home. Shopping. Group. and Yahoo!, with their extensive online presense, have the unique ability to market "Cleanse That Colon" to a wide, yet highly targeted, range of demographics.



Unlike any other colon cleansing product on the market today, "Cleanse That Colon" is the first and only "Triple Action Detox" available. Taken daily, the proprietary blend of herbal ingredients is formulated to help, rid the body of constipation caused by impacted fecal matter, kill all stages of many human parasites, and balance the bodies Ph to promote beneficial flora replacement. This makes it one of the most comprehensive colon cleansing products available. The television spots, slated for release in Jan, 2007, will air on all the major networks as well as leading cable networks, sucessively through every market across the U. S.



"Cleanse That Colon" can be ordered via their website, www. cleansethatcolon. com, as well as through Home Shopping Group's website, www. shophsg. com. "Cleanse That Colon" is intended to help relieve the symptoms of many human disorders including constipation and bloating, parasitic and yeast infections, irritable bowel syndrome, candidiasis as well as a host of other chronic illness. More comprehensive information is available online at www. cleansethatcolon. com. Wholesale and distributor inquiries are welcome. Copyright 2006 all rights reserved.



The FDA has not evaluated these statements. Products featured here are not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any diseases. The statements contained herein are for informational purposes only, and are not meant to replace the recommendations of your physician. Those with health issues or who are pregnant or nursing are advised to consult their physician before taking these or any supplements.



Forward-looking statements



Certain of the statements contained herein should be considered "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by words such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "plan," "could," "should," and "continue" and similar terms used in connection with statements regarding the outlook of CleanseThatColon.



Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the business combination transaction involving CleanseThatColon and its subsidiaries, including future financial and operating results, the combined companies' plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of the Company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties that could cause the Company's actual results and financial position to differ materially from these statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the following: the ability of the Company to obtain and maintain any necessary financing for operations and other purposes (including compliance with financial covenants); the ability of the Company to maintain adequate liquidity; the impact of economic conditions; changes in prevailing interest rates; the ability to attract and retain qualified personnel; the ability of the Company to attract and retain customers; the ability of the Company to obtain and maintain commercially reasonable terms with vendors and service providers; the cyclical nature of the healthcare industry; competitive practices in the industry, labor costs, Insurance costs; weather conditions; government legislation and regulation; relations with unionized employees generally and the impact and outcome of the labor negotiations; the impact of global instability including the potential impact of current and future hostilities, terrorist attacks, infectious disease outbreaks or other global events.



The ability of the Company to fund and execute its business plan and other risks and uncertainties listed from time to time in the Company's reports. There may be other factors not identified above of which the Company is not currently aware that may affect matters discussed in the forward-looking statements, and may also cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed. The Company assumes no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect actual results, changes in assumptions or changes in other factors affecting such estimates other than as required by law.



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New Book Fills Women with Enthusiasm and Encouragement in These Trying Times

New Book Fills Women with Enthusiasm and Encouragement in These Trying Times



This book started simply by four friends getting together at the kitchen table to talk about their lives. Week by week and story by story, they realized their support of each other could help other women struggling with life's myriad issues of work, family, and love, as well as the big questions of life and death. For more than a decade, the power and strength of their collective friendship has enabled these women to not only survive but to thrive. The remarkable results are this collection of lessons and stories and wisdom, which can help any woman turn any misfortunate event into a joy-filled opportunity.



San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2009



San Francisco, CA, March 20, 2009 -- Through a collection of stories, wisdom, and practical advice in This Is Not the Life I Ordered, readers will meet four ordinary women who have faced extraordinary life challenges. Together, they have a history of six marriages, ten children, four stepchildren, six dogs, two miscarriages, two cats, a failed adoption, widowhood, and foster parenthood. They have built companies, lost companies, and sold companies. One of them was shot and left for dead on a tarmac in South America, and two lived through the death of spouses. Raising babies and teenagers together, they have known celebrity and success along with loneliness and self-doubt.



From the introduction:

The paperback version of This Is Not the Life I Ordered enters a world that feels most days like a runaway train. Headlines read and television anchors scream that we have entered the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Truly it is a time that few of us saw coming and none of us ordered. It is also a time to believe that hope for a brighter tomorrow is not only a necessary strategy but a healthy and powerful way to live with the anxiety and fear that seems to be piercing the hearts of most women. In these historic, emotional, and uncertain days, this book gives 50 ways to keep your head above water when life keeps dragging you down. It is a message for today.



No better environment exists than now to form your own kitchen table group--a place where women come together to develop strategies, tactics, ideas, and avenues of opportunity even during the darkest of days. We give you a roadmap for creating your own group and a framework for sparking your motivation. This book's mission is to fill you up with enthusiasm, encouragement, and possibility even as world circumstances threaten to deplete you.



This book started simply by four friends getting together at the kitchen table to talk about their lives. Week by week and story by story, they realized their support of each other could help other women struggling with life's myriad issues of work, family, and love, as well as the big questions of life and death. For more than a decade, the power and strength of their collective friendship has enabled these women to not only survive but to thrive. The remarkable results are this collection of lessons and stories and wisdom, which can help any woman turn any misfortunate event into a joy-filled opportunity.



PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

"I wish I had this book thirty years ago. What a welcome source of inspiration and insight."

--Linda Ellerbee, journalist, award-winning television producer, best-selling author, breast cancer survivor, and mom.



"Even before you hear their stories, you feel their strength. When these four women came into my office, I knew I wanted to be a part of their mission. Readers will find themselves engulfed (in a good way) by their spirit."

--Gerry Laybourne, co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Oxygen Media



"...these are stories of individual strength to transform shock, despair, and paralysis into sheer will and guts. It contains the innate resources we have to climb out of the abyss and into a new life with unexpected happiness."

--Amy Tan, best-selling author of The Joy Luck Club



"A must read for all women and the men who love them."

--Rita Moreno, Actor and Winner of the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Presidential Medal of Freedom



"This book is an object lesson in the power of friendship -- and in the power of perseverance. It's a book you'll want to order a stack of, so you can share it with your girlfriends and your daughters."

--Arianna Huffington, author of On Becoming Fearless



ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Deborah Collins Stephens is the cofounder and managing partner of the Center for Innovative Leadership.



Michealene Cristini Risley is an entrepreneur who has created some of the largest deals in the consumer products and entertainment industries.



Jackie Speier was sworn into the United States Congress in April 2008. She represents California's 12th Congressional District.



Jan Yanehiro is the executive producer of Pacific Fusion TV, syndicated in the United States, Europe, and Asia.



You can find the authors online at www. thisisnotthelifeiordered. com



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Use Air Purifiers as a Defense Against the Spring Allergy Season from Air-Purifiers-America. com

Use Air Purifiers as a Defense Against the Spring Allergy Season from Air-Purifiers-America. com



As spring rapidly approaches, and your pesky allergies get ready to descend for another season, consider installing an air purifier in your home to lighten their impact.



Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 29, 2006



As spring rapidly approaches, and your pesky allergies get ready to descend for another season, consider installing an air purifier in your home to lighten their impact.



Allergies currently affect roughly 45 million people in the United States, including one in every six children according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI). Many of those affected by allergies can be broken down into two distinct groups, seasonal (those affected by mostly by pollens and plants) and indoor allergies (body’s physical reaction to inhaled airborne particles called allergens). Those suffering symptoms of either category can benefit from increased air circulation in the home or place of business.



For a better quality of life, it is important for all patients with asthma or allergies to follow several simple guidelines. Keep your house or office cool in the spring and summer - 68 to 72 degrees is a good range. Keep the environment air conditioned and windows closed whenever possible. Maintain a low humidity (35-50%) and ensure your rooms have adequate ventilation and air circulation.



In addition to the basic guidelines above, you can also take steps to ‘allergy-proof’ your home. Steer clear of using window or attic fans that draw in unfiltered air, and be sure to purchase and install a proper air purifier with a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter. Avoid filling your home with materials that collect dust, such as thick carpets and heavy drapes, and be sure to vacuum often. Wash your bedding in hot water at least once a week, and be sure to choose allergen-proof materials for pillows and other bedding supplies.



By following the above steps, a person with allergies can best live a life free of the dreaded sneezing, itching, coughing, red and puffy eyes associated with allergies - and start enjoying life to the fullest.



Air-Purifiers-America. com offers friendly advice to help combat allergies this spring by helping customers make the best health decisions with a wealth of products and related information. http://www. air-purifiers-america. com (http://www. air-purifiers-america. com).



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The Secret Behind Tony Danza's Sexy Feet

The Secret Behind Tony Danza's Sexy Feet



Freshly featured on The Tony Danza Show PureZealBeauty™ Foot Care Tablets are quickly becoming a stylish trend. Could this Foot Spa Treatment be the secret ingredient behind Tony Danza’s sexy feet? “My feet have never felt smoother” says Tony Danza. “It (PureZealBeauty™ Foot Care Tablets) just makes your feet feel great!" The answer is obvious: “It’s not just feet, it’s a piece of art!” says Natasha Londer about Tony’s feet. “This sexy man has such sexy feet! I wish more men took care of their feet like Tony does.”



New York, NY (PRWEB) May 2, 2006



“Taking care of your feet is one of the most essential health routines anyone should adhere to. We often neglect this critical part of our body, detrimentally affecting our feet and leaving them undernourished. As we allow for blisters, ingrown toenails, painful calluses, rigid skin and athlete’s foot to develop, we also send an unhealthy message to the nervous endings located in our feet. Everyone wants to feel sexy, but how can you put on those stilettos for a night out when your feet are hurting?” Says Natasha Londer a Celebrity Nail Care Expert “A 15 minute foot spa with PureZealBeauty™ Foot Care Tablets with Essential Oils allows anyone to feel instant relief of tired and aching feet, eliminates odor, rejuvenates and refreshes the feet and leaves the skin feeling silky, soft and lightly perfumed.”



Freshly featured on The Tony Danza Show PureZealBeauty™ Foot Care Tablets are quickly becoming a stylish trend. Could this Foot Spa Treatment be the secret ingredient behind Tony Danza’s sexy feet? “My feet have never felt smoother” says Tony Danza. “It [PureZealBeauty™ Foot Care Tablets] just makes your feet feel great!" The answer is obvious: “It’s not just feet, it’s a piece of art!” says Natasha Londer about Tony’s feet. “This sexy man has such sexy feet! I wish more men took care of their feet like Tony does.”



“If you’re in a rush and can’t spare 15 minutes to indulge in a foot bath, you can prepare a rejuvenating foot treatment for those busy days. Take one PureZealBeauty™ Foot Care Tablet and dissolve it in 32 OZ of water, pour this natural cure into an ice cube tray and freeze. Whenever your feet are tired, aching or swollen, take one ice cube and run it in circular motion over your soles and ankles for about a minute, for instant relief!” says Natasha “For an even greater relaxing effect take a towel, hold the towel at both ends taut, and start to massage your soles from side to side from tip of toes to your heel rigorously for about a minute and a half. This massage puts pressure on your nervous endings and relaxes them, liberating your feet.”



About PureZealBeauty™ Foot Care Tablets:



This versatile indulgence has a myriad of effects and can be used not only as at-home treatment, but also as an enhancement and an extra tool of “protection” at the salon. PureZealBeauty™ Foot Care Tablets combines the healing, soothing and sensual benefits of a unique blend of highest quality ingredients; while, reflecting its classy allure with elegant packaging and effortless use. While PureZealBeauty™ Foot Care Tablets create an unforgettable aromatherapy experience, it fashions a protective pool of natural essential oils reducing the proliferation of fungi and bacteria in a moist environment of pedicure tubs, and leaves the skin feeling soft, silky and lightly perfumed.



PureZealBeauty™ Foot Care Tablets ($20) available at www. PureZeal. com



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National Franchise Filta Group Launches Oil Recycling Service Turning Cooking Oil To Clean Diesel

National Franchise Filta Group Launches Oil Recycling Service Turning Cooking Oil To Clean Diesel



Filta Group has launched a nation wide program that allows restaurants and commercial kitchens the ability to turn their used cooking oil into bio diesel and eliminate used cooking oil storage altogether. Restauranteurs, franchisees, and national chains are all excited about their ability decrease their environmental impact just in time for Earth Day.



Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 28, 2010



The Filta Group is pleased to announce the addition of FiltaBio (http://filta. com/services/filtabio) to its line of services unique to the franchise world and commercial kitchen management. The green service, known as FiltaBio, offers a one-of-a-kind solution for dealing with waste cooking oil issues common with almost every restaurant and commercial kitchen in America… it takes the waste oil from the fryers directly off-site, eliminating the need for waste oil storage bins at the premises.



Filta's new solution also offers a clean, safe, environmentally responsible way for restaurant and commercial kitchen owners to make sure their cooking oil ends up in the tanks of clean, eco friendly, diesel engine vehicles and not in landfills.



The need to dispose of used cooking oil can pose major problems for small restaurants and large chains alike. The risk of dealing with used cooking oil for recycling can cause a commercial kitchen or restaurant to deal with a host of problems ranging from lack of storage space, to vermin issues from cooking oil laying around, to increased insurance liabilities from the removal process.



On top of these issues, used cooking oil can have a significant impact on the environment depending on how it is processed after removal. Virtually 100% of the oil collected by FiltaBio will end up in the diesel tanks of vehicles as clean fuel. In fact, many of the vans Filta uses are fueled on the very cooking oil they travel to filter.



"I tell all my customers that my waste cooking oil goes to make biodiesel. They love the fact that we help the environment," said Phil Coppen, owner of The Cricketer's Pub in Orlando, FL. "In fact, recently a company exhibiting at a waste recycling show held a dinner at our restaurant because of it."



The goal of FiltaBio is to finally give restaurants a safe, controlled, insured, and reliable way to improve operational efficiency and reduce impact on the environment. The people at Filta know that everyone would do their part to help the environment if it made sense for their business's bottom line as well. Environmental responsibility can be tough when businesses are already fighting to stay alive. That is why FiltaBio makes sense. The service is the perfect complement to Filta's other offering FiltaFry (http://www. filta. com/news/article/filtafry-turns-green-to-gold-at-olympics).



When FiltaFry (http://filtafryfranchise. info/) and FiltaBio are combined, waste cooking oil never needs to be stored prior to disposal. Filta Technicians are able to take used oil directly from a commercial kitchen's fryers to completely eliminate both the risk of emptying oil from fryers by inexperienced staff, and the cumbersome burden of storing used cooking oil while awaiting pickup. The ability to remove oil storage all together also eliminates the increased risk of vermin infestation due to improper storage techniques. This is a particularly attractive benefit to restaurants in urban areas where limited space for storage may cause some businesses to break municipal codes and dispose of cooking oil improperly.



"We have the unique ability to take the oil off-site directly from the fryers, eliminating the need for the unsightly and unhealthy waste oil bins out back. Wherever we offer the FiltaBio service, customers take the service for this fact alone. Overall, we hope that FiltaBio will be the cause of a significant increase in the amount of cooking oil that gets recycled into usable diesel fuel. FiltaBio just makes sense," says Filta Group President Jason Sayers, "It fits perfectly into our core mission to provide commercial kitchen solutions that reduce liability, cost, and environmental impact. A result we are proud to be a part of in this current economic environment."



FiltaBio was a natural evolution for the Filta Group. The company has been dealing with cooking oil for over 15 years since it first came on the scene. The company's most popular service, FiltaFry (http://www. filtafry. com/filtafry_franchise. htm), offers micro filtration for cooking oil coupled with a thorough fryer management system that simultaneously reduces the liability of grease induced burns and increases the useful life of cooking oil. Many well known customers such as Chick-fil-a, Ruby Tuesdays, and hotel brands like DoubleTree and Starwood hotels, already outsource their fryer management on some sites to Filta through the FiltaFry (http://filtafryopp. com/) program. The addition of the FiltaBio disposal and recycling system will allow kitchen managers across the country to outsource yet another traditional burden of running a restaurant or commercial kitchen.



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Geir Ness, Norway's First Fragrance Designer, Announces Partnership With Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure

Geir Ness, Norway's First Fragrance Designer, Announces Partnership With Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure



In the spirit of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help promote the Susan Komen Foundation's mission, Laila is proud to announce the release of the first ever "Pink Laila Bottle". For a period of one year, proceeds from sales of the newest product "Laila's Pink Bottle" will be donated to the Susan Komen Foundation.



Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2007



In the spirit of the Breast Cancer Awareness Month and to help promote the Susan Komen Foundation's mission, Laila is proud to announce the release of the first ever "Pink Laila Bottle". For a period of one year proceeds from sales of the newest product "Laila's Pink Bottle" will be donated to the Susan Komen Foundation.



Beginning October, 2007, in support of finding a cure for breast cancer, Geir Ness will be a sponsor for the Susan G. Komen Foundation with a minimum donation of $25,000.00, along with his newest scent packaged in special pink bottles, just designed for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 10% of retail sales from the pink bottles will be donated to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.



Geir is emotional and excited about his partnership with the Susan Komen Foundation and his newest project featuring the first ever "Pink Laila Bottle" in honor of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the fragrance which is named in honor of his mother, Laila. According to Geir, "This scent captures the essence of the Norwegian mountain wild flowers, from which it was created." It's been described as clean, fresh, pure and alluring by those who have tried the perfume.



"We have to bring attention to breast cancer, especially since it is the number one health concern for women, which can also affect men. This disease has an impact on tens of thousands of women worldwide," said Geir Ness, Creator of Laila. "For me giving back to the community is extremely important to me, since I have met so many women over the years whose lives have been affected by this devastating disease. I made a pledge to make a difference and help fight the war on breast cancer, and I am asking everyone to participate in helping find a cure to save women's life's." Recently this year I just lost a very dear friend of mine to breast cancer who left behind 4 small beautiful girls. The death of my friend encouraged me even more than ever, to help fight this killer disease and find a cure.



About Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement! Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www. komen. org or call 1-800 I'M AWARE.



"Susan G. Komen for the Cure is proud to be the beneficiary of Laila Inc. through its Laila Parfum program. Specially marked 1.7 ounce bottles of Laila parfum will be sold in Nordstrom's retail stores nationwide, at Epcot in Disney World and through Disney Cruise Lines from October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2008. Komen for the Cure will receive $9.50 per bottle sold with a minimum guaranteed donation of $25,000."



For more information about Laila and its complete product line, visit our website

Www. laila. com



Geir Ness is available for interviews.



Laila got its name because this fragrance is named for his mom and means so much to Geir. He copied his Mom's signature without her knowing it, had it silk screened on the bottle and surprised her with it on Mother's Day. The little boy who went with his mom to the mountains years ago, was now able to thank her for her love and inspiration.



Laila is the true essence of Norway, beauty, freshness and woman.



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New Saferating. com Demo Form for Anticoagulant (Warfarin/ Coumadin™) Clinic Documentation and Management Web Application Released

New Saferating. com Demo Form for Anticoagulant (Warfarin/ Coumadin™) Clinic Documentation and Management Web Application Released



Saferating. com enhances Paperless Form Technology for medical applications. A new medical use demonstration area on their web site enables users to enter sample data and access that data through the query engine to show instant results and tabulations.



Lewiston, ME (PRWEB) November 19, 2004



One November 10th Saferating. com unveiled a new medical demonstration area on it's web site. This allows visitors to the site to access sample web forms used in the medical field.



Additionally, potential clients may complete a simple registration before accessing Saferating's powerful query engine and sample data.



According to Robert (Bob) Genest, CEO, "The demonstration area showcases Saferating's Paperless Form Technology ™. This new area will allow our clients to experience online reporting in a user-friendly environment. Currently we have one (1) example of an Anticoagulant (Warfarin) Clinic Documentation and Management tool for online reporting. This as well as all Saferating’s forms may be customized to meet our client’s needs. Customers and prospective customers may complete a simple registration and instantly receive an automated email with a temporary user name and password to access our Query Engine to create reports for viewing and downloading. We are excited to offer access to our sample data.



About Saferating. com



A leader in Paperless Form Technology ™ solutions for the healthcare industry, Saferating. com provides HIPAA compliant applications to document and report clinical activity, as well as other solutions for meeting JCAHO requirements for reporting of Pharmacist Clinical Interventions, Nursing Unit Inspections, Adverse Drug Reaction, Medication Errors, Incident Reporting, Patient Satisfaction Surveys, and Competency Assessment. Saferating's solutions improve patient care and reduce costs by eliminated paper based forms and eliminated redundant data entry. Saferating. com is based in Lewiston, Maine. For more information on Saferating. com, please visit their Web site at http://www. saferating. com (http://www. saferating. com) or send email to info@saferating. com.



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