Holidays Bring Mixed Emotions For Friends And Family Of Addicts

Holidays Bring Mixed Emotions For Friends And Family Of Addicts



Action Recovery Services, a drug and rehab program, offers help and advice to those suffering from drug or alcohol abuse. In addition to helping those suffering from an addiction, they also help their friends and family with coping and understanding.



Palm Springs, CA (PRWEB) December 7, 2005 -–



Drug addiction and alcoholism burdens many families across the world, regardless of race, creed, or financial status. The craving that an addict feels can be as strong as the need for food or water. An addict cannot refrain, despite serious family, health, or legal problems – and unfortunately like many other diseases, alcoholism addiction is chronic, meaning that it lasts a person's lifetime.



During the holidays, loved ones of addicts, as well as the addict themselves, find themselves confronted with several different emotions. Feelings such as loneliness, guilt, and depression can attach to a recovering addict and become malignant. Even those undergoing recovery in a drug and alcohol rehab program find it increasingly difficult to remain clean and sober during the holidays due to these overpowering emotions.



For addicts, as well as friends and family members alike, programs exist that can help with these negative emotions. These programs consist of detox, inpatient care, dually diagnosed care, interventions and family sessions to assist the addict and those around them through the entire recovery process.



About Action Recovery Services



Action Recovery Services, a drug and alcohol rehab program, assists clients in identifying and coping with their emotions without the use of alcohol or drugs. They can be contacted anytime, day or night, at 866-557-5223, or through their website at www. action-recovery. com.



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Seneca Promotes Jeff Winchell to its Senior Leadership Team to Support Growth of Affiliate Company, Revonate Manufacturing, LLC

Seneca Promotes Jeff Winchell to its Senior Leadership Team to Support Growth of Affiliate Company, Revonate Manufacturing, LLC



Mr. Winchell promoted to Vice President of Operations for Revonate Manufacturing, LLC



Syracuse, NY (PRWEB) August 16, 2010



Seneca, a leader in innovative technology solutions, today announced the promotion of Mr. Jeff Winchell, to Vice President of Operations, for Seneca affiliate company, Revonate Manufacturing, LLC. With this promotion, Mr. Winchell is also appointed to the Seneca senior leadership team.



He brings over 17 years of operations and engineering experience to Revonate and in his new role will provide leadership to Revonate's Production, Quality, Engineering, Purchasing, Health and Safety, Logistics, Warehousing and Technical Services teams.



"In the short amount of time he has been here, Jeff has made an outstanding contribution leading his team in the refinement of our remanufacturing and reverse logistics processes," said Kevin P. Conley, CEO of Seneca. "His promotion to the senior leadership team and his extensive background in operations and engineering strongly position us for future growth."



Prior to joining Revonate, Mr. Winchell held leadership positions at Honeywell Imaging and Mobility, where he managed engineering and operations around the globe for new product development and sustaining operations. Additionally, Jeff is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean Sensei and holds degrees in engineering and management.



About Seneca

Seneca is a premier U. S.-based custom system manufacturer and value-added technology distributor with over 30 years of experience. Through a commitment to the total technology lifecycle, Seneca delivers scalable solutions backed by a complete service offering. Proven engineering and manufacturing expertise make Seneca the trusted source for VARs, OEMs and ISVs looking to shorten time to market and decrease project risk. Seneca's expertise can be seen in the well-recognized Nexlink® brand of custom-built desktops, notebooks, servers and storage devices. Nexlink® products consistently offer performance, quality, and reliability to Business, Government, Education, Healthcare, Enthusiast, and OEM customers nationwide. For more information, visit www. senecadata. com.



About Revonate Manufacturing, LLC

Founded in 2008, Revonate Manufacturing, LLC is an affiliate of Seneca focused on the outsourced reverse logistics services and remanufacturing of computers, peripherals, and related high tech products. For more information, visit www. revonate. com.



Seneca. Creating and partnering throughout the technology lifecycle.



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Kapp Koncepts Treats Friends and Clients to a day at the Ballpark to Benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Kapp Koncepts Treats Friends and Clients to a day at the Ballpark to Benefit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta



Kapp Koncepts gave tickets to a high school and college baseball doubleheader at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA to raise money for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.



ATLANTA, GA (PRWEB) May 14, 2004 -



– Kapp Koncepts, Inc., an Atlanta based interactive marketing firm specializing in web design and development treated 14 of it’s clients and friends to a doubleheader at Turner Field yesterday.



ChildrenÂ’s Healthcare of Atlanta put on the Spring Baseball Classic for Kids to raise money to purchase an intra-operative MRI machine. This machine enhances the view of a child's brain during surgery, which ultimately benefits both doctor and patient. But the machine is expensive and scarce, which is why fundraisers like the Spring Baseball Classic are so important.



The Spring Classic featured St. Pius X Catholic High School and rival Marist School at 4:00 pm and then the University of Georgia vs. Atlanta rival Georgia Tech. Marist beat St. Pius 3-2 and Georgia beat Georgia Tech in the nightcap 12-5.



Jay Kapp, President of Kapp Koncepts, Inc., has been involved with the baseball program at St. Pius X Catholic High School for 5 seasons as a community coach. “I graduated from St. Pius X and played baseball there. I love the game and enjoy spending my late afternoons during the spring coaching the fine young men that play for the Golden Lions”, said Kapp.



The event grossed over 28,000 tickets sold. Some of those tickets were purchased by Kapp Koncepts for their friends and clients.



Included guests of Kapp Koncepts were ArcTheFinger Records, DeckWright, Dixie Seal & Stamp, First Tee Financial, Force Printing, The Graphic Connection, Karafotias Realty, Marsh Communications, PATH Ministry, Personal Touch Lawn Care, Siegel & Dolt, and Surfaces Like New.



Dentist Arthur “Skip” Dolt was in attendance. Dolt commented, “this is a great day for baseball and am happy that Jay included us in this event. His involvement in the community is one of the many reasons why our dental practice does business with his company.”



Several of the clients and friends of Kapp Koncepts bought additional tickets and sponsorships for their employees and customers. Sponsors and donors included AtlantaCare, Communicate, Inc., Dixie Seal & Stamp, Gifford, Hillegass, & Ingwersen, Joseph M. Todd, PC, Personal Touch Lawn Care, Team Management, and The Bowen Agency.



“The efforts of Kapp Koncepts were just part of the great effort by the entire community at St. Pius”, said Kapp. “With the help of all the players, parents, coaches, teachers, students, and alumni, Pius sold nearly 5,000 tickets to the event”, added Kapp. All of the proceeds went directly to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.



ChildrenÂ’s Healthcare of Atlanta, one of the leading pediatric healthcare systems in the country, is a not-for-profit organization. With 430 licensed beds in two hospitals and more than 460,000 annual patient visits, ChildrenÂ’s is recognized for excellence in cardiac, cancer and transplant services, as well as in many other pediatric specialties. For more information about CHOA, please visit www. choa. org.



St. Pius X Catholic High School is a member of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta. The sole mission of St. Pius X is to provide an atmosphere and education where the gospel of Jesus Christ and the Catholic faith are fostered and modeled within a diverse and interdependent community which lives, learns and worships together. For more information about St. Pius X, please visit www. spx. org.



Kapp Koncepts, Inc. is an interactive marketing firm specializing in web design and development. Kapp Koncepts is comprised of leading edge graphic designers, web designers, web developers, and Internet marketing consultants. Kapp Koncepts boasts clients with 1 employee to over 300. Satisfied customers of Kapp Koncepts come from numerous industries including business consulting, construction, non-profit, law, printing, and entertainment. Kapp Koncepts, Inc. is a privately held corporation located in the Dunwoody area of Atlanta, GA. For more information about Kapp Koncepts, please visit www. kappkoncepts. com.

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Body Mass Index Calculator Replaces BMI Chart For Kids & Adults

Body Mass Index Calculator Replaces BMI Chart For Kids & Adults



A body mass index calculator can make it easier for consumers to purchase health insurance at affordable rates. This new body mass index calculator makes it easier to calculate BMI and gives the consumer knowledge that can make finding affordable coverage easier.



Bridgeport, CT (PRWEB) July 30, 2010



A body mass index calculator (http://lovetherates. com/insurance-information/BMI-calculator/index. htm) can make it easier for consumers to purchase health insurance at affordable rates. LoveTheRates. com has developed an easy to use system that replaces BMI charts for both adults and children. The BMI calculator can accept data in either pounds and inches or kilograms and centimeters.



This easy to use BMI calculator replaces the complicated BMI charts seen elsewhere. It also combines the data for adults and children. This makes it easier for consumers to calculate BMI since they can use the same calculator for an entire family.



Why is BMI Important?



Private medical insurance (http://lovetherates. com/Health/index. htm) companies base their rates on many factors, but one of the most important is BMI. Your BMI or body mass index is based on your height, weight, gender and age. Often consumers will apply and get denied for coverage or overcharged because they are a pound or two away from standard rates.



Those who know their BMI and know how each company will treat them can often avoid paying higher rates. In some cases they can bypass companies that have stricter requirements and will add a surcharge to their rates in favor of companies with more liberal height and weight charts.



In other cases, they can wait a short while before changing health insurance companies. This can give them time to reach their weight goals and get a better policy for less money.



How do you use this information?



If a consumer discovers that their BMI is significantly above the average or below the average, they should take additional steps before applying for coverage. They can contact their insurance agent and see how their height and weight will impact their ability to get coverage.



They may find that one company will see their weight as a preexisting condition for health insurance (https://lovetherates. com/Health/preexisting. htm) and either charge more or deny coverage altogether. This can mean that a second company that has a more liberal height and weight chart will be a better bargain for that consumer.



Most people are surprised to find that different companies look make different decisions about the same medical conditions. For example one company may add a surcharge on underweight children while another will not. The same is true for many other medical conditions.



Those who have significant medical conditions should shop around differently. Knowing a policy's standard rate may not be enough. It is important to find the company that will give you the most value for your money.



The changes promised by health care reform are coming, but today your height and weight as well as your health history still matters. Knowing where you stand before you apply can allow you to make better choices when searching for affordable health insurance.



The BMI calculator was developed by Alston Balkcom a veteran insurance agent from Connecticut. He is been an insurance agent for over 20 years and counsels individuals and families looking for health insurance in Connecticut (https://1800insuranceCT. com).



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The Garden Pendant Collection -- The First Lightweight, Artful Hanging Planters -- Is Featured Exhibitor At 4th Annual New Jersey Flower, Garden & Outdoor Living Show

The Garden Pendant Collection -- The First Lightweight, Artful Hanging Planters -- Is Featured Exhibitor At 4th Annual New Jersey Flower, Garden & Outdoor Living Show



Garden Pendant Collection featured at 4th Annual Garden State Flower and Garden Show -- Garden Item Collectable.



New Jersey Convention Center, Edison, NJ (PRWEB) February 17, 2006



Called “Room Jewelry,” The Portfolio and Portrait series of the Garden Pendant Collection®, a garden-item collectible, will be showcased at the 4th Annual New Jersey Flower, Garden and Outdoor Living Show at booth #362. Leeann Lavin, a New Jersey native, garden designer, and creator of the Garden Pendant Collection® will be available at the show to discuss how these hand-painted, etched containers that are custom-crafted with the ethereal look of watercolors were designed to be collectibles. The Garden Pendant Collection is the first-ever line of hanging planters designed with both beauty and functionality in mind, with a built-in water reservoir for self-watering, in order to maintain healthier plants.



The Portfolio line Pendants are set off with an attractive fleur de lis chain clasp and the Portrait line features botanical and plant designs. All come complete with hanging chain.



If visitors feel there is something familiar about the sound of these planters, they should. The planters are named for some of the places that are close to this Jersey Girl’s heart and reflect the beauty of the Garden State with names such as Sandy Hook Sea Grass, Lincroft Linen, Fair Haven Flowers, Highlands Sea Glass, Rumson Rambler, and Sea Bright Bikini.



“According to the National Gardening Association and industry reports, container gardening and vertical gardening is a hot trend. And as interest grows, so does the need for unique, yet useful gardening products to showcase the beauty of the plants as well as the room décor,” said Leeann, Garden Pendant designer, Duchess Designs, and creator of the Garden Pendant Collection. “The Portfolio and Portrait Series are so popular -- they are destined to be a great collectible. The designs are one-of-a-kind that will not be made again. Our upcoming launch of the Bling! Series reflects the rich, lustrous look of jewelry—including turquoise, sapphire, amber, and coral, that will add a new dimension to any container garden.” she added.



The 4th Annual NJ Flower, Garden & Outdoor Living Show will be open on Thursday, Feb. 16, from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm; on Friday, Feb. 17 from 10:00 to 9:00 pm, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm and on Sunday, Feb. 19, from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.



About Duchess Designs



Duchess Designs is a New Jersey-based garden design and build firm that interprets individual passions and personalities to create a “sense of place” that defines the art of the garden for pleasure and enjoyment. Duchess Designs harmonizes the garden design to create an individual garden style. The Garden Pendant Collection is a Duchess Designs product premiere.



Contact:



Denise Capuano



914-261-1567



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Diamond Resorts International Strengthens Commitment to the Customer

Diamond Resorts International Strengthens Commitment to the Customer



Year of the Customer Initiative Gets Boost from Cloobeck's 'The Meaning of Yes(SM)'



Las Vegas, Nev. (PRWEB) August 27, 2009



Diamond Resorts International® (DRI), a global leader in the vacation holiday ownership industry, sets itself apart during this economy with its company-wide commitment to provide customers with service excellence through its corporate ideology of 'The Meaning of Yes(SM).'



Stephen J. Cloobeck, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, today announced "While other hospitality and travel companies are abiding by, what some in these industries refer to as, 'a post 9-11, no waivers, no favors' philosophy, DRI continues to strengthen its commitment to providing customers with service excellence through 'The Meaning of Yes.' We continue to position DRI apart from our competitors in two very different, but most important, functional aspects by first bringing the component of hospitality to the timeshare industry and secondly by servicing our customers by saying yes."



Recognizing that building lasting customer relationships is significant to the short-term growth and long-term health of Diamond Resorts International®, Cloobeck developed The Meaning of Yes as a fundamental ideology for the company's workforce.



According to Cloobeck's The Meaning of Yes - Any successful business builds customer value through trust-based products and purposeful relationship management and at DRI, we continue to deliver on our promise of growth for THE Club® product through expanded member benefits and resort affiliations. Specifically, our customers continue to ask for more exchange and points-redemption opportunities as well as more resort locations and we continue to steadily build the most sought-after vacation ownership and holiday membership product available in the marketplace today. "Quite simply," implores Cloobeck, "we continue to say yes to our customers."



"As a company," continues Cloobeck, "we share mutual interest with our customers in each other's success - our customers want us to succeed and we in turn want them to trust in us to deliver on our promise to them. In effect, we are collectively saying yes to each other."



As hotels and other timeshare companies limit customer benefits and, in effect, shorten the quality of the stay, DRI is bridging communication and service gaps between resorts, customers and corporate. Launching educational enrichment seminars at resort locations in the UK and in the States, DRI invites members to half-day seminars to learn more about the product and the company so that both can better serve each other. Members get updates on new tools available for them to further enjoy their vacation lifestyle product and the company benefits by receiving instant feedback about what they are doing right and what needs improvement.



Annually, nearly 1.4 million owners, members and guests enjoy the simplicity, choice and comfort Diamond Resorts International® offers through its branded hospitality experience. Says Cloobeck, "At DRI, it doesn't make a difference what the customer asks; the answer is still yes. We work hand-in-hand with all of our divisions to create a positive customer experience. We collectively deliver the meaning of yes, and it starts with the chairman of the company. The meaning of yes is what defines our success."



Diamond Resorts International®, with global headquarters in Las Vegas, Nev., is one of the largest vacation ownership companies in the world with more than 160 branded and affiliated resorts and over 24,000 guest beds in 26 countries with destinations throughout the continental United States and Hawaii, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa. Offering simplicity, choice and comfort to more than 400,000 owners and members through the branded hospitality service of more than 5,500 team members worldwide, Diamond Resorts International® is dedicated to providing its guests with effortless and relaxing vacation experiences every time, for a lifetime. To learn more, visit www. DiamondResorts. com.



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AlzheimerÂ’s Disease Caregivers to Benefit from Olga Brunner at Broward Convention Center

AlzheimerÂ’s Disease Caregivers to Benefit from Olga Brunner at Broward Convention Center



AlzheimerÂ’s Disease Caregivers to Benefit from Olga Brunner at Broward Convention Center



(PRWEB) April 14, 2005



The Fearless Caregiver Conference at the Broward Convention Center will be held Saturday, April 16th. The event allows family caregivers and the professional caregiving community to come together and explore ways to be a more productive member of their loved one’s care team. According to Olga Bruner, founder of A Good Daughter, Inc., based in Margate, Florida (www. agooddaughter. com), “I attended my first caregiver conference in 2001 while I was caregiver to my own mom. I never realized that there was such a large community of support, and resources available from local experts. It’s a must-do especially for those individuals caring at home for a loved-one with Alzheimer’s disease.”



As TodayÂ’s Caregiver Magazine celebrates its 10th anniversary, families will hear from this yearÂ’s featured guest speaker, popular musical artist and American Idol superstar, Clay Aiken, who has been involved in care giving issues himself and founded the Bubel/Aiken Foundation.



Brunner’s community involvement throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties continues a few days later when she will speak at the FAU (Florida Atlantic University) campus on April 20th. The presentation will address options available to students in the Health Administration Degree programs. Brunner notes, “This is an important topic because students need to be aware that they can they seek employment from a large facility or health care institution, or look for entrepreneurial caregiving opportunities right in their own communities.”



Brunner understands this entrepreneurial option. As the founder of A Good Daughter, Inc., she has applied her knowledge of the Health Care Industry and the care of the elderly into a superior caring service having joined forces with R. N. Mary Lynne Beringer. Together the two champions of senior caregiving and healthcare will discuss obstacles and the experiences that lead them to start their own very successful caregiving company.



For more information about the Fearless Caregiver Conference, April 16th, the presentation at FAU, April 20th, or A Good Daughter email info@agooddaughter. com or call 800-963-3877.



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QuickArrow Joins Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)

QuickArrow Joins Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)



Leader in Professional Services Automation (PSA) signs on as Silver Sponsor for SIIA Software Strategy Summit, joins S4 Steering Committee.



Austin, TX (PRWEB) February 15, 2007



QuickArrow, the leader in Professional Services Automation (PSA) and Management Solutions, today announced their corporate membership in the Software & Information Industry Association and their leadership role on the SIIA Software Strategy Summit Steering Committee.



The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, providing global services in government relations, business development, corporate education, and intellectual property protection to more than 800 software and information companies.



"We're dedicated to educating and promoting the software industry - so we're excited to be part of an organization that is known for their leadership in this area," said QuickArrow Vice President, Kevin Bury.



Bury has also been named to the SIIA's S4 Steering Committee to collaborate with other key executives to plan, promote, and support the 2007 SIIA Software Strategy Summit. The conference provides a strategic look at key issues and trends for executives across ISVs, platform vendors, and systems integrators.



This year's conference will address the following trends:



O From Desktop to Webtop



O Enterprise 2.0



O OpenSource



O Software as a Service (SaaS)



O Globalization



David Thomas, Executive Director of the SIIA Software Division commented, "We're thrilled to have QuickArrow on board. They bring a tremendous amount of energy and expertise to the organization, and we're very pleased that they will be the exclusive sponsor for the conference's Globalization block."



About QuickArrow



QuickArrow offers the only PSA solution specifically designed to help billable service organizations achieve the visibility they need to optimize their services delivery. QuickArrow's Software as a Service (SaaS) application fully integrates with leading SFA, CRM, and financial applications, replacing homegrown solutions and labor-intensive spreadsheets to automate workflows and streamline operations.



Worldwide, more than 22,000 users under contract and 250 services organizations spanning software, IT Services, management consulting, hardware, environmental, and healthcare count on QuickArrow every day to increase resource utilization, capture more billable hours and expenses, and enable more effective decision-making to drive top and bottom-line growth.



QuickArrow's unqualified SAS 70 Type II certification and innovative Web Services API ensure reliability, flexibility, and data security for clients such as Salesforce. com, Borland Software, Symantec, Genesys, Informatica, and Proxicom. To learn more about the business impact QuickArrow can have on your organization, please visit www. quickarrow. com.



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Peak fitness has never been easier to achieve

Peak fitness has never been easier to achieve



With the perfect fusion of print and web, Fightign Fit magazine gives you the 24/7 coach you never thought you could afford.



(PRWEB) September 10, 2004



Staying fit is never easy. Work commitments, distractions, a busy lifestyle, no time, lack of energy and the vagaries of weather all conspire against us. To stay on track we need constant encouragement, sensible advice, expert guidance and a non-judgemental voice to help us stay focussed.



This is where Fighting Fit magazine comes in. More than just another magazine on fitness it is put together by journalists active in the martial arts and sports industry with a very practical application in mind.



Fully interactive with weblinks, hyperlinks and live email addresses it is a complete training coach and health & fitness adviser, all wrapped in one digital, interactive issue.



“We wanted to create something which would be of immediate practical value,” says Associate Editor, David Amerland, “a magazine which would offer sensible, practical advice from the moment you open the page. Pooling knowledge and resources from every sports and martial arts discipline we have created the next best thing to having your own personal coach at hand.”



The digital format of Fighting Fit is ideal not just for reaching a global audience of martial arts and fitness enthusiasts but also of making the most of the power of the web. “It is like an origami sculpture,” says David, “the hyperlinks and weblinks allow the magazine to posses far greater depth and interactivity than would have otherwise been possible.”



The magazine is divided into three distinct sections: Fighting Fit, for those who feel they are on top of their game and want to focus on specific aspects of fitness, Staying Fit, for anyone interested in fitness maintenance and staying in shape and Getting Fit which is useful for everyone whoÂ’s getting back into fitness training after a long lay off or injury.



“The idea is that you can use just one section or you can pick and mix, depending on your circumstances,” says David, “flexibility is the key and you, the reader, make all the decisions.”



Fighting Fit is martial arts based but looks at fitness as a lifestyle choice. “We started from a martial arts point of view because it is a huge arena with a tremendous number of people active in it and it lacks a cohesive look at fitness. There are a great many myths out there about the fitness of martial artists and it was time to launch a magazine that took a long, hard look at the latest research and addressed the subject with the seriousness it deserves,” explains David, “of course, from a fitness point of view, what works for one sports discipline can work for another. If you’re interested, for instance, in increasing your overall body speed our ten-week long training programme will benefit you irrespective of whether you do martial arts or not.”



Similarly, the Health Clinic, Nutrition and up-to-date fitness advice is aimed squarely at the lifestyle fitness enthusiast as well as the martial artist looking for fitness tips. “There are a great many magazines out there covering the martial arts scene from a historical or self-referential point of view. We didn’t feel we could add anything to their debate. There are also a few magazines looking at fitness from a man’s or a woman’s point of view. But fitness, true fitness is all about understanding the fundamentals and then adapting them to whatever your particular requirements and circumstances are. For that you usually need a personal coach. Now, there’s also Fighting Fit.”



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27-Year-Old Self-Made Millionaire Dubbed Next Generation Personal and Professional Development Superstar

27-Year-Old Self-Made Millionaire Dubbed Next Generation Personal and Professional Development Superstar



Jordan Wirsz presents the Ultimate Sales Summit, April 29th Las Vegas. First time ever Jordan is selling tickets for $49.



Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) March 25, 2010



Jordan Wirsz, a young 27-year-old seasoned entrepreneur started his first business before he was even a teenager. Now, he is a retired Millionaire who has dedicated his life to helping others achieve extraordinary wealth, health, and happiness. By the age of 14, Jordan was brokering helicopters, and by the age of 18, a commercially licensed pilot, at which time he sold his first company in the aviation industry, which was a full service aircraft brokerage and pilot supplies e-commerce business, with more than 1,000 products available online. After building and selling nearly a half dozen companies, Jordan is one of the few, if not the only, next generation speaker and author who has actually lived the success he speaks about, including his passion for being one of the youngest Aerobatic Air-Show pilots in the country, flying the world's most high performance airplanes "for fun."



Featured on CNBC's Donny Deutch "The Big Idea", Fox News affiliates, NBC Miami and affiliates, The Rolanda Watts Show, and more, Jordan is already changing lives by the tens of thousands. Jordan's personal development journey started 21 years ago when he picked up Tony Robbins' tapes off of his mother's countertop, and as a lonely child growing up on the brink of poverty, Jordan began, and remains to this day, a student of human performance and business philosophy. From 6 years old on, everything that Jordan's 6 year old mind could comprehend he soaked up like a sponge. After studying NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), NAC (Neuro Associative Conditioning), and even Hypnosis, Jordan has become known as a personal performance expert. Now, Jordan works with Hollywood celebrities, Fortune 500 CEOs, and even Billionaires as both a personal and professional mentor/coach. "I try to stay away from the term "coach", Wirsz says. "The term "coach" has become a stereotypical term with the world becoming saturated with new and up and coming "coaches." Truthfully, being a life coach or business coach at a very high level takes decades of work, dedication, and studying. I take it very seriously, since I don't believe you can "practice" being a coach with anyone's life...Life quality is too profoundly important to learn on new clients." Jordan's clients are among the elite, and they pay top dollar for his expertise and the results that Jordan Wirsz generates.



But it doesn't take a fortune to learn what has made this 27 year old entrepreneur and philosopher and self-made success story that he is today. Jordan is on the speaking circuit around the U. S. and around the globe. Jordan has a number of business revolution and personal development seminars that start at only $49 per person. With events from coast-to-coast, it is easy for almost anyone to achieve an amazing life-changing experience by joining him at one of his events, reading one of his books, or listening to one of his audio series. Also hired as a Keynote speaker and presenter at events across the Globe, Jordan is currently scheduled to speak in Norway, Australia, Jamaica, New Zealand, London, and Egypt, among many cities in the U. S. in 2010.



To view a summary of Wirsz's story and mission, go to www. becomeincredible. com If you are interested in booking Jordan Wirsz on your radio or television show, call Rachael Campbell, Director of Public Relations at rachael(at)jordanwirsz(dot)com or call 702 465 4861.



Rachael Campbell

Director of Public Relations

702 465 4861

Www. JordanWirsz. com

Www. BecomeIncredible. com



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Small Business Research Board Construction/Contracting Industry Study: Taxes, Energy/Fuel Costs Now Greatest Concerns According to Latest Study

Small Business Research Board Construction/Contracting Industry Study: Taxes, Energy/Fuel Costs Now Greatest Concerns According to Latest Study



Report indicates 31% of small construction and contracting firms are considering expansion during the next 12 to 24 months. Enhancements to current locations, improved customer service cited as priorities says report issued in conjunction with International Profit Associates.



Northfield, IL (PRWEB) June 30, 2007



Taxes along with energy and fuel costs were the leading concerns of construction and contracting businesses during the second quarter of 2007 according to the latest Small Business Research Board (SBRB) study released here today.



Owners of construction and contracting businesses responding to the nationwide poll co-sponsored by International Profit Associates (IPA) said health care costs, which had been the single most significant issue during the first quarter of 2007, fell to fifth. Finding quality employees and the general state of the economy finished third and fourth on the list of concerns.



IPA, with more than 1,800 professionals, is the largest privately-held provider of management consulting services to small and medium-size businesses in North America. IPA is based in Buffalo Grove, IL.



The quarterly poll of small business owners and managers also measured their interest in expanding their operations over the next 12 to 24 months. Fewer than one-third (31%) said they intend to expand during this period. Of those respondents, 34% said they are considering expanding at current locations, while 16% indicated they intend to increase customer service and 14% said they will provide more services. The addition of locations and adding new products tied for fourth with 10% of the owners reporting they are considering such plans in each of those categories.



Training is viewed as a primary measure for improving productivity. Improved staff training ranked first among the options for enhancing business efficiency during the second quarter. These same owners also said they would add staff (second) before improving automated systems (third) and adding new automation and technology (fifth).



"It is key for the construction and contracting businesses to invest in training, especially in respect to their optimistic hiring plans for the next 12 months," said Gregg M. Steinberg, President of IPA.



"The SBRB recently reported that its Constructions and Contracting Industry Small Business Confidence Index (SBCI) rose 4.6 points to 48 during the second quarter. The increase was driven entirely from plans for more hiring. If these businesses do not invest in their management processes, then they are going to rely more heavily on creating systems to enhance employee productivity to achieve operating goals," Steinberg added.



More than 100 small business owners participated in the nationwide construction and contracting industry poll. The universe of participants is developed from among small businesses across the United States. The SBRB study is a voluntary survey conducted quarterly.



The Small Business Research Board ascertains and reports the opinions of small business owners and managers on a wide variety of topics related to their own businesses as well as national and international issues that may impact their operations. The SBRB conducts these studies for the benefit of small business owners and managers. The SBRB also provides opportunities for third parties to gain real time insight into the attitudes of small businesses nationwide through the independently conducted research.



The latest information about the Small Business Research Board can be found at www. ipasbrb. com.



International Profit Associates, Inc. (IPA) is the largest privately-held provider of management consulting services to small and medium-size businesses in North America. IPA and its more than 1,800 professionals offer a wide range of proven and innovative methodologies to help businesses grow and prosper regardless of the economic cycle. IPA either provides directly or through its affiliated companies a comprehensive array of business advisory services, tax and estate planning services or merger, acquisition and other financial advisory services in the United States and Canada. More information about IPA can be found at www. ipa-iba. com.



SBRB Comparisons: All U. S. Small Business vs. Construction/Contracting

Second Quarter 2007



Leading Business Issues

All U. S. Small Business --- Construction/Contracting



1. Taxes --- Taxes

2. Economic conditions --- Energy/fuel costs

3. Energy/fuel costs --- Finding quality employees

4. Other --- Economic conditions

5. Health care costs --- Health care costs (tied)

Other (tied)



Copyright 2007 Small Business Research Board (SBRB)



For more information about this poll, results of previous studies or other matters related to the SBRB, please contact Raymond D. Minkus, (847) 441-4192.



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ACAI Berry Named Top 10 Superfoods for Anti-Aging by Dr. Nicholas Perricone

ACAI Berry Named Top 10 Superfoods for Anti-Aging by Dr. Nicholas Perricone.



Dr. Perricone is the author of the best selling title “The Perricone Promise”



(PRWEB) January 8, 2005



The benefits from eating healthy are endless. And, according to Dr. Nicholas Perricone, some foods can be eaten to help you look and age better! At the top of the list is the acai fruit from the Amazon forest. This little berry is one of the most nutritious and powerful foods in the world. It can often be found in juice form in health food and gourmet stores.



A previously little-known fruit harvested from the Brazilian rainforest is now gaining recognition for its high levels of the cholesterol-fighting fatty acids, Omega 6 and Omega 9, and its strong concentration -- up to 33 times that found in red wine grapes -- of anthocyanin, a powerful anti-oxidant.



The acai berry is especially noteworthy for the antioxidant properties afforded by its concentration of anthocyanin -- which is also present in red wine -- that prevents oxidants from harming connective tissue while repairing damaged proteins in blood vessel walls. This helps explain the “French Paradox.” The French, who are noted wine drinkers, have one of the lowest incidences of heart disease of any westernized society despite a diet high in cholesterol and saturated fat.



Monavie Inc., a network marketing company started in 2004, is gearing up for launch on January 8, 2005. The company was formed to market a wellness product, the Acai Amazon Berry, in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Singapore and Australia. With 10 times the antioxidants of grapes and twice the antioxidants of blueberries, the Brazilian Acai berry is considered to have the best nutritional value of any fruit on earth.



MonaVie is a new Acai fruit health drink and opportunity that is currently in it's pre-launch phase. The Acai Berry is taking the world by storm, and is becoming known as the most beneficial fruit in the world.



For additional information about Monavie please visit:



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



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Advertising to Life Scientists: Effectively Reaching a Complex Market

Advertising to Life Scientists: Effectively Reaching a Complex Market



BioInformatics, LLC announces the publication of its latest report, "Advertising to Life Scientists: Maximizing Ad Effectiveness," to help executives understand the differences between the major scientific publications in terms of audience, segmentation and impact.



Arlington, VA (PRWEB) February 1, 2006



BioInformatics, LLC (http://www. gene2drug. com (http://www. gene2drug. com)) -- an Arlington, VA-based market research and consulting firm -- announces the publication of its latest report, "Advertising to Life Scientists: Maximizing Ad Effectiveness," to help executives understand the differences between the major scientific publications in terms of audience, segmentation and impact. Based on a 34-question survey of more than 1,500 life scientists from around the world, this report provides insights into both the media and messages that will most effectively reach the growing life science market. This report helps suppliers evaluate advertising opportunities by providing an understanding of what their scientific customers consider to be most useful in both a publication and an ad.



Life scientists largely view advertising as an important source of product information. Respondents were surveyed regarding their professional reading preferences to determine the level of awareness and usefulness of 16 leading life science publications. Science, Nature, The Scientist, and BioTechniques ranked as the publications that are regularly read by the most respondents. However, the reasons respondents read each of these publications varied and greatly influence their degree of exposure to the ads in each publication. Unique to this study is the identification and assessment of parameters to consider when selecting publications for ad placement, based upon key factors such as personal subscription rate, length of time spent reading a given publication, whether or not a publication is saved for future reference, and the average number of people who typically read one person's subscription.



The study found that respondents with personal subscriptions to a publication visit its corresponding Web site far less frequently, if at all, as compared to those respondents without personal subscriptions. "When planning their ad campaigns, suppliers should keep in mind that print and online versions of the same publication likely have different target audiences, notes Dr. Tamara Zemlo, Director of Syndicated Research and Analysis for BioInformatics.



The study also asked respondents which suppliers regularly publish ads that capture their attention. More respondents ranked Invitrogen as the supplier with the most memorable ads, with Bio-Rad Laboratories and GE Healthcare -- a division of General Electric -- also ranking highly. Invitrogen's ads were ranked as the most memorable among scientists performing all types of research. However, their ads ranked most strongly among scientists conducting basic, drug discovery and translational research, while scientists working in clinical research and molecular diagnostics were more fragmented in their responses.



According to Dr. Zemlo, "An effective marketing communications strategy calls for an integrated approach involving media selection, message frequency, ad copy, message reinforcement, and stimulating customer action. Suppliers can adopt such an approach by better understanding the preferences of their customers."



"Advertising to Life Scientists: Maximizing Ad Effectiveness" contains over 100 charts and tables and multiple cross-tabulations for the 34 survey questions and includes detailed readership profiles of 15 leading scientific publications. The report also looks at readership and ad preferences by market segment, gender, age, and geographic location. For a complimentary Executive Summary of this report, please visit http://www. gene2drug. com/report/100/ (http://www. gene2drug. com/report/100/)



ABOUT BIOINFORMATICS, LLC



BioInformatics, LLC is a market research firm located in Arlington, Virginia. BioInformatics supports marketing, sales and R&D executives in the life science, medical device and pharmaceutical industries through published research reports, custom research and consulting. BioInformatics sponsors the world's largest market research panel of scientific customers -- The Science Advisory Board (http://www. scienceboard. net (http://www. scienceboard. net)) -- which consists of more than 28,000 scientists, physicians and other life science and medical professionals from 62 countries who participate in surveys that address emerging technologies, test customer reactions to new product concepts, measure brand awareness and assess advertising effectiveness.



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Viagra Costs Rise 20 Percent - What's A Guy to Do? Sexpert Genie James Offers Healthy, Lower Cost Alternative

Viagra Costs Rise 20 Percent - What's A Guy to Do? Sexpert Genie James Offers Healthy, Lower Cost Alternative



According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, the price of prescription drugs like Viagra is going up 20 percent. Sexpert Genie James says there's a safe, affordable alternative for men taking Viagra, and it won't break the bank.



Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) April 22, 2009



As drug companies and hospitals aggressively increase prices to boost revenue, consumers are already crying foul over the higher cost of their prescriptions. According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, drug makers are raising prices on medications like Viagra by 20 percent, according to data from Credit Suisse. The move comes just as government and private insurers are seeking ways to control rising health care costs.



Genie James, M. M.Sc, Executive Director of the Natural Hormone Institute, says there's a safe, affordable alternative for men taking Viagra, and it won't break the bank. "You can begin a regimen of bio-identical testosterone shots for as little as $60 per month," says James. "Men taking Viagra for sexual dysfunction often pay up to several hundred dollars a month for their 'little blue pill.' Now that the price is going up by 20%, it's time for them to think about other ways to maintain a healthy sex life."



According to C W. Randolph Jr., M. D., all-natural testosterone is identical to the hormone produced in a man's body and can be administered in the form of an injection or a gel. Clinical studies have proven bio-identical hormone replacement for men in the form of low doses of testosterone achieves the same result as Viagra - without any unpleasant side effects. In fact, contrary to previous thinking, recent studies released by Harvard Medical School indicate that boosting lagging testosterone levels actually helps protect against prostate cancer.



"Men on the regimen report increased vitality and energy, and also, a much improved libido," says James. "They have no trouble maintaining an erection. It's a much better alternative than Viagra - less expensive, and without the side effects of Viagra, such as a headache or runny nose. In addition to the sexual benefits, bio-identical testosterone replacement has many health benefits including prostate health, increased bone density, reduced fat/improved body composition and a healthier heart."



Dr. Randolph and Ms. James are the co-founders of the Natural Hormone Institute. Their new book, "In the Mood Again," will be published in January of 2010 by Simon & Schuster and educates both men and women about natural hormone replacement and other holistic treatments designed to help them regain lost libido. In the meantime, they encourage men upset over the rising cost of Viagra to check out alternatives.



"You don't have to take pharmaceuticals to enjoy a healthy sex life," she James. "All you really need to do is replenish what Mother Nature gave you."



Media Contact:

Melissa Ross

Dalton Agency

(903) 993-1896



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You Don't Have to Be a Millionaire to Invest for Retirement With an Entrust New Direction Gold IRA

You Don't Have to Be a Millionaire to Invest for Retirement With an Entrust New Direction Gold IRA



With fractional gold coins, electronic gold exchanges, and other precious metals such as silver, anyone can invest in gold and other precious metals with a Gold IRA. Many alternative investors or retirement investors may feel priced out of precious metals investments, but there are many options for gold investing for retirement.



Louisville, CO (PRWEB) June 21, 2010



Gold has risen to a new all time high in value, but that doesn't prevent even the beginning investor from opening a precious metals IRA account and investing in gold. Bill Humphrey, Vice President of self directed retirement custodian Entrust New Direction (http://gold. newdirectionira. com), said, "Many of our clients with relatively small nest eggs find ways to invest in gold with their IRAs, regardless of the gold rate."



For example, fractional Gold American Eagle Coins were just released for 2010. These 1/2 ounce, 1/4 ounce and 1/10 ounce (troy gold ounce) coins can be held by many different types of retirement funds, like Roth IRAs and traditional IRAs, as well as Health Savings Accounts (HSA). Unlike the larger, more expensive options, fractional coins are affordable as investment gold by almost any retirement fund. Fans of the fractional coins claim that they are also easier to sell and store.



But like any gold coins, gold bars or other gold held for retirement investment, they must be stored in an authorized gold storage unit. Humphrey explained, "The gold does not belong to the IRA or HSA holder, but the gold or precious metals belong to the IRA or HSA." Entrust New Direction places a high value on free education, and offers many webinars and articles on self directed investing.



When asked about the wisdom of a gold investment, Humphrey sternly remarked, "We never recommend or advise on any investment. We never tell our clients what to buy, when to buy it, or from whom." He explained that a self directed IRA is just that - do it yourself, unless you want to pay some kind of financial advisor, which is again, the IRA holder's decision and responsibility.



Advice or not, gold is a hot investment now, with the world's economies in flux and the stock market acting like a rough sea, and American Eagle Coins are no exception. When the one ounce American Eagles were released in May, more coins (gold) were sold than any year since 1999. Thanks to the fractional American Eagle Coins, an alternative investment of as little as $130 can help diversify any investment strategy.



Silver is also a popular commodities option for those who may not have millions (or want to spend millions on gold). Some experts argue that silver's average ratio to gold has not yet been met, so silver has some catching up to do. Whether the alternative precious metals investor wants silver bullion, gold bullion, or any coins, gold or silver, they can open a new IRA (Roth or Traditional) or transfer the cash from an existing retirement account to buy precious metals with Entrust New Direction (http://newdirectionira. com) and decide for him or herself.



Many self directed IRA custodians force their clients to buy precious metals from a preferred metals dealer, but not Entrust New Direction. Humphrey said, "Our clients can buy from anyone legitimate and store their gold anywhere authorized to store precious metals."



Another way to win the gold with a small initial investment doesn't require any storage facility - the electronic gold exchange. Bullion Vault and Gold Money are two examples of this type of gold investment, which allow the IRA to purchase grams of secured gold bullion. The Investment Gold IRA owner can buy as many or as few grams of gold as he or she wishes, with the option to buy and sell whenever the market is open. This type of investment brings the trading of an ancient precious metal into the future with the internet's speed and ease.



Whether a Gold IRA with fractional gold coins, a Silver IRA or a self directed IRA invested in a gold exchange, even the smallest retirement account can play in the golden sandbox and invest in precious metals with a self directed IRA.



About Entrust New Direction IRA, Inc.: Entrust New Direction (http://newdirectionira. com/ (http://newdirectionira. com/)), part of the Entrust Group, is a self-directed retirement plan services firm, providing self-directed plans since 1981 and educating the general public about self-directing funds into non-traditional investments such as real estate, gold, private placements, LLCs and others. Entrust New Direction IRA offers both tax-deferred and tax-free self-directed plans to help clients achieve their investment goals. Besides retirement plans, the company also offers self-directed plans to save for children's education, health savings and more. The firm has also made client education a top priority through classes, articles, and presentations.



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Audio Symphony San Francisco Now Offers Lutron Smart Home Lighting Control

Audio Symphony San Francisco Now Offers Lutron Smart Home Lighting Control



San Francisco-based home integration company Audio Symphony has partnered with industry leader Lutron to offer their award-winning lighting control products for home and business installation. These products make homes and businesses a greener, less expensive to operate, more comfortable, and safer.



San Francisco, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 14, 2011



Products from the company that invented the dimmer switch and lights the New York Times building and White House is now available at Audio Symphony in San Francisco. Lutron makes dimmer switches, timers, and whole-building and single-room lighting control systems. Bay Area homeowners and businesses are increasingly turning to lighting control to improve energy efficiency, save money, improve comfort, and increase security.



At a time when environmental concerns are a high priority for many people, installing a lighting control system can be an effective way to reduce energy consumption. According to Dr. Ian Rowbottom, a principal application engineer at Lutron, “Dimming your lights even 20% saves nearly 20% in energy.”



Saving energy translates into saving money. Since switching to a controlled lighting system, the New York Times building has realized an annual savings of $600,000. Installing a single dimmer switch can save homeowners up to $30 annually.



Lighting control can also improve comfort levels and increase productivity. Many people suffer headaches and eyestrain related to incorrect lighting levels. Smart lighting control allows the user to choose the most comfortable level of light for his or her needs, which creates health benefits and improves the room’s atmosphere simultaneously. 



Business and home security and safety improve with effective lighting design. Strategically placed lighting can increase visibility. Timers and motion sensors can ward off and detect intruders.



For more information about smart home designs or any of Audio Symphony’s services, call them at (415) 692-5742, check out their store location at 1525 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109 or visit them on their website at: http://www. audiosymphonysf. com/]. For more information about Lutron products please visit: http://www. lutron. com/].



About Audio Symphony

Audio Symphony of San Francisco is a car stereo and home entertainment retailer that specializes in car stereo, Mobile entertainment, home stereo, home theater, home lighting and entertainment systems and designs. Audio Symphony serves the San Francisco Bay Area, including the communities of Atherton, Berkeley, Burlingame, Daly City, Emeryville, Marin, Mill Valley, Oakland, Palo Alto, Piedmont, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Rafael, Sausalito, Tiburon, Sonoma, Napa, and Woodside.



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EPA, DOT Propose New Fuel Economy Labels/Agencies Seek Public Comment On the Most Dramatic Overhaul in the Label’s 30-Year History

EPA, DOT Propose New Fuel Economy Labels/Agencies Seek Public Comment On the Most Dramatic Overhaul in the Label’s 30-Year History



As a new generation of cars and light trucks start appearing on the market, the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are jointly proposing changes to the fuel economy labels consumers see on the window of every new vehicle in dealer showrooms. The proposed rule seeks public comment on label design options and related issues.



Washington, DC (Vocus) September 7, 2010



As a new generation of cars and light trucks start appearing on the market, the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are jointly proposing changes to the fuel economy labels consumers see on the window of every new vehicle in dealer showrooms. The proposed rule seeks public comment on label design options and related issues. The public can view the proposed rule and labels at: http://www. epa. gov/fueleconomy/ and submit comments as part of the rulemaking process via email to: newlabels(at)epa(dot)gov. They can also review the proposed rule at http://www. nhtsa. gov/fuel-economy.



“We are asking the American people to tell us what they need to make the best economic and environmental decisions when buying a new car,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “New fuel economy labels will keep pace with the new generation of fuel efficient cars and trucks rolling off the line, and provide simple, straightforward updates to inform consumers about their choices in a rapidly changing market. We want to help buyers find vehicles that meet their needs, keep the air clean and save them money at the pump.”



“New technologies such as battery electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids are entering the American market in greater numbers,” said U. S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. “We need to provide consumers with labels that include fuel economy and environmental information so that buyers can make better informed decisions when purchasing new vehicles.”



The goal of the new fuel economy labels is to provide consumers with simple, straightforward energy and environmental comparisons across all types of vehicles, including electric vehicles (EV), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV), and conventional gasoline-powered vehicles.



DOT and EPA are looking to provide enhanced information on efficiency and environmental performance – including information about air pollutants, such as smog, that impact public health – to consumers. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 specifically calls on EPA and DOT to rate available vehicles according to fuel economy, greenhouse gas emissions and smog forming pollutants.



EPA and DOT are proposing two new label designs for comment. One label design prominently features a letter grade to communicate the vehicle’s overall fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions performance. The new design will also provide consumers with an estimate of the expected fuel cost savings over five years compared to an average gasoline-powered vehicle of the same model year.



The second proposed label retains the current label’s focus on miles per gallon (MPG) and annual fuel costs, while updating the overall design and adding the required new comparison information on fuel economy and emissions.



Both proposed label designs expand on the content of the current label by including new information on fuel consumption, tailpipe carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and smog-related emissions. The new labels would provide information on a new web-based interactive tool that can also be accessed by smart phone. This tool would allow consumers to personalize the information about a vehicle’s performance.



For EVs and PHEVs, the agencies are proposing to show energy use by translating electricity consumption into miles per gallon equivalent. The proposed label designs for EVs also include energy use expressed in terms of kilowatt-hours per 100 miles.



DOT and EPA encourage public feedback on all aspects of the proposal, including which designs or design features would best help consumers compare fuel economy, fuel costs, and environmental impacts of different vehicles and across different vehicle technologies.



The agencies are proposing that the label only present information on vehicle tailpipe emissions. Upstream emissions, which are associated with electricity generation or refining fuel, would not be displayed on the label. EPA and DOT propose to develop a website to provide consumers additional information on non-tailpipe emissions, while taking comment on other approaches to provide consumer information about lifecycle emissions across various vehicle fuels and technologies. The agencies are aiming to complete the rule in time to allow the new label to appear on the windows of as many 2012 model year vehicles as possible.



DOT and EPA are providing a 60-day public comment period that begins with the proposal’s publication in the Federal Register.



More information on the proposed labels and submitting comments: http://www. epa. gov/fueleconomy/ and http://www. nhtsa. gov/fuel-economy



Contact Information:

Cathy Milbourn (News Media Only)

Milbourn. cathy(at)epa(dot)gov

202-564-7849

202-564-4355



En español:

Jalil Isa

Isa. jalil(at)epa(dot)gov

202-564-3226 202-564-4355



NHTSA

Karen Aldana

202-366-9500



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NRMA Insurance Urges Queensland Drivers to Keep Eyes on Road

NRMA Insurance Urges Queensland Drivers to Keep Eyes on Road



NRMA Insurance is urging Queensland drivers to reposition their portable GPS units and keep their eyes on the road, after running road tests to investigate their impact on driver attention and safety.



(PRWEB) July 31, 2010



Queensland Car Insurance (http://www. nrmaqld. com. au/car-insurance/index. shtml) provider NRMA Insurance is urging Queensland drivers to reposition their portable GPS units and keep their eyes on the road, after running road tests to investigate their impact on driver attention and safety.



The road test revealed that when drivers were challenged to use the portable GPS unit over a 35km route, they glanced at it around 90 times for an average of 1.2 seconds. This means, when travelling at

60 km/h, they were looking away from the road for up to 19 metres at a time – or more than four car lengths*.



The research also suggested that the safest position for a portable GPS unit is the right front lower corner of the windscreen. Of the positions tested, this location created the smallest blind spot for the driver**.



NRMA Car Insurance QLD (http://www. nrmaqld. com. au/car-insurance/index. shtml) spokesperson Robert McDonald said the research exposed the true dangers of looking at a GPS continually while driving.



“We want to make drivers aware of the risks of combining another task with driving. In-car distractions like eating, drinking or using a GPS encourage the driver to take their eyes off the road. Losing focus for one second while at the wheel puts you at higher risk of having a collision.



“Drivers should learn to rely on the voice directions rather than looking at the map, it’s too distracting to be repeatedly looking at the screen while staying aware of the road and the other cars around you,” Mr

McDonald said.



NRMA Car Insurance (http://www. nrmaqld. com. au/car-insurance/index. shtml) research also found the least safe positions for a portable GPS unit is in the centre of the windscreen under the rear-vision mirror or directly in front of the driver, these locations block the field of view, creating large areas invisible for the driver.



“The position of your GPS is critical to being safe on Queensland roads, we regularly see drivers with a GPS blocking their view and creating an invisible area in front of the vehicle on the road.



“If drivers need to enter a location, look at the map extensively or consider the directions of the GPS, they should pull over and adjust it in a safe place,” Mr McDonald said.



NRMA Insurance offers some simple tips to drivers who use a GPS:

 choose the automatic lighting option – it will select the most suitable setting for the conditions and  prevent it being too bright at night;  enable a warning if you try to access the screen while driving;  ensure it is positioned in your line of sight but not blocking your field of view.



Six drivers (aged 27 to 59) drove an unfamiliar urban route of 35km on public roads, using the same GPS unit while driving at speeds under the posted speed limit. The drivers faces were filmed with eye movements recorded – a single eye movement is referred to as a ‘glance’.



** Four GPS unit positions were tested. Laser angles were recorded at each corner of the GPS unit to calculate the invisible area the GPS unit projected onto the road in front of the vehicle.



About the Author



NRMA Insurance is a leading insurance provider, offering Car Insurance quotes (http://www. nrmaqld. com. au/car-insurance/index. shtml), Home Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Travel Insurance, Business Insurance, Boat Insurance, Health Insurance and Caravan Insurance in QLD



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FLORIDA DENTAL ASSOCIATION SELECTS 352 MEDIA GROUP AS ITS PREFERRED WEB DEVELOPMENT VENDOR

FLORIDA DENTAL ASSOCIATION SELECTS 352 MEDIA GROUP AS ITS PREFERRED WEB DEVELOPMENT VENDOR



A new partnership between the Florida Dental Association (FDA) and 352 Media Group will bring Web design assistance to thousands of dentists in Florida.



GAINESVILLE, Fla. (PRWEB) February 6, 2003 -



A new partnership between the Florida Dental Association (FDA) and 352 Media Group will bring Web design assistance to thousands of dentists in Florida.



 The association selected 352 Media Group, an integrated media and marketing company in Gainesville, Fla., as its preferred vendor for Web sites. The 7,000 members of the dental association now have a central resource for Web development, encouraging them to create comprehensive Web sites for their practices.



 "We believe offering them a preferred Web site provider gives all of our members an opportunity to work with a company we feel will provide them with high-quality, aesthetically pleasing, informative Web sites for their practices," said Dr. Jay Garlitz, FDA's council on communications chairperson.



 FDA estimates that less than 15 percent of its members currently have a Web site. By partnering with 352 Media Group, FDA hopes to motivate members to develop and maintain a Web site.



 "We think that knowledge, combined with 352 Media Group's capabilities and pricing structures, will motivate our members to try it," Garlitz said.



 FDA, www. floridadental. org, is a statewide professional membership organization that represents almost 80 percent of all dentists in Florida. Its mission is to improve public health through professional and patient education and maintaining high practice standards.



 352 Media Group, www.352media. com, is a full-service, interactive media and marketing firm headquartered in Gainesville, Fla., with satellite offices in Boulder, Colo., and Tampa, Fla. 352 Media Group provides its clients with a complete approach to business development, offering Web development, interactive CD-ROMs, Web marketing, integrated marketing, printed materials and consulting. Since its founding in 1997, 352 Media Group has served more than 400 clients in 30 states and in Africa, Europe, South America and Asia.

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Good Samaritan Hospital Breaks Ground for New 75,000 SF Medical Office Building on the Hospital Campus -- Suffern Medical Pavilion will house local doctors; Developed by Cambridge Healthcare Development Corp

Good Samaritan Hospital Breaks Ground for New 75,000 SF Medical Office Building on the Hospital Campus -- Suffern Medical Pavilion will house local doctors; Developed by Cambridge Healthcare Development Corp.



Good Samaritan Hospital broke ground today for the Suffern Medical Pavilion, a new 3-floor, state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot “Class A” medical office building on the hospital campus in Suffern, N. Y. When completed in the Fall of 2005, the building will house a variety of medical offices and diagnostic support facilities, many of which will directly support the hospital’s growing cardiac program.



(PRWEB) July 1, 2004



Good Samaritan Hospital broke ground today for the Suffern Medical Pavilion, a new 3-floor, state-of-the-art 75,000 square foot “Class A” medical office building on the hospital campus in Suffern, N. Y. When completed in the Fall of 2005, the building will house a variety of medical offices and diagnostic support facilities, many of which will directly support the hospital’s growing cardiac program.



The Suffern Medical Pavilion is being developed by Cambridge Healthcare Development Corp. of Dallas, Texas, who will own and manage the facility under an agreement with Bon Secours Charity Health System, parent organization of Good Samaritan Hospital. It marks the first time the hospital has hired an outside developer-owner on a building project on its main campus.



The Suffern Medical Pavilion will be connected to the hospital via an enclosed walkway and will feature ample surface parking for patients, physicians and staff.



The groundbreaking was attended by various local dignitaries, including Hon. James Giannettino, Mayor of the Village of Suffern, who remarked on the benefits that the Village and the surrounding community realize as a result of having Good Samaritan Hospital as a neighbor, and specifically the value of adding a tax paying ratable to the hospital campus.



Michael Schnieders, Executive Vice President and Administrator for Good Samaritan Hospital commented, “We are pleased to enter into this agreement with Cambridge, one of the premier developers and owners of medical office facilities in the country. The Suffern Medical Pavilion will bring many of our physicians – including a significant number of cardiologists who support our growing cardiac services specialty – much closer to the hospital, which will benefit our patients and help the hospital in achieving its mission.”



Sister Mary Anne Rattigan, a member of the Board of the Directors of Good Samaritan Hospital and representative of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth, blessed the site. The Sisters of Charity and Sisters of Bon Secours are co-sponsors of Good Samaritan Hospital.



Tenants in the Suffern Medical Pavilion medical office building will include cardiologists, surgeons, internal medicine physicians, and other specialists according to Cambridge.



Designed by architects Odell Associates Inc. of Charlotte, N. C., the Suffern Medical Pavilion will combine the finest building materials and craftsmanship with state-of-the-art technological features. The buildingÂ’s exterior will consist of a combination of brick and precast concrete with reflective insulated glass. The Suffern Medical PavilionÂ’s interior will also feature the highest-quality amenities, with a central, computerized building management system controlling all HVAC, interior and exterior lighting systems and a telecommunications infrastructure.



Cambridge Healthcare Development Corp., a unit of Dallas-based Cambridge Holdings Inc., develops, owns, buys and manages medical office buildings and health care facilities across the United States. Leasing information for the Suffern Medical Pavilion can be obtained by calling Fran Marino at 845-368-5212, or email her at fmarino@cambridgeinc. com.



Good Samaritan Hospital is part of the Bon Secours Charity Health System, which also includes St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, NY and Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, NY. Additionally, Bon Secours Charity Health System provides the services of a Certified Home Health Agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living and adult home facility and several other medical programs. For more information on this, or any of the hospitalÂ’s programs or services, contact Good Samaritan Hospital at 845-368-5000.



Media Contact: Jason Ledder, R&J Group, 973-331-1070.



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Want to Lose Weight! Tried the Rest now TRY GOD! A Free Program that Releases the Holy Spirit to Create a New You!

Want to Lose Weight! Tried the Rest now TRY GOD! A Free Program that Releases the Holy Spirit to Create a New You!



C. L.A. P. Christian Lifestyle Adjustment Program has a proven weight loss track record. It uses prayer, confession, and faith to release your Creator to speed up your metabolism, shrink fat cells and control your appetite. NO Dieting. NO pills.



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C. L.A. P. is based on these principles.



1. We are GodÂ’s creation and He knows everything there is to know about us.



2. Because He has created each of us with unique characteristics, our eating and exercise habits are not the same.



3. We solicit his guidance to teach us how to adjust our lives to lose excess weight and become healthy.



4. We submit to the Holy SpiritÂ’s authority in our lives and will obey his instructions concerning when, what, and how much to eat.



5. We will seek him to lead us in developing an exercise regiment that is suitable for our lifestyles and will submit to his conviction when not desirous to follow through.



6. Our focus is on walking in obedience to what the Holy Spirit is teaching us, not being scale watchers.



7. We will maintain weekly contact with a partner to provide mutual support, encouragement, accountability, and exercise.

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Four Industry Leaders Join Vitamin Angel Alliance Board of Directors

Four Industry Leaders Join Vitamin Angel Alliance Board of Directors



Vitamin Angel Alliance announced today the addition of four well-known and influential industry leaders to their board of directors. Founder and President Howard Schiffer announced the new additions at the annual board meeting recently held over a two-day weekend in Santa Barbara, California.



Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) December 5, 2005 –



Vitamin Angel Alliance announced today the addition of four well-known and influential industry leaders to their board of directors. Founder and President Howard Schiffer announced the new additions at the annual board meeting recently held over a two-day weekend in Santa Barbara, California.



The new board members represent key components of the dietary supplement industry. Joining the board are the following executives:



Mr. Elliott Balbert, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Natrol (NASDAQ: NTOL) one of the industries premier nutraceutical companies. Mr. Balbert is also currently the outgoing president of the Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA), a member of the Board of Regents Bastyr University, National Nutritional Foods Association, The American Herbal Products Association and a supporter of the Earvin “Magic” Johnson Foundation.



Mr. Thomas D. Aarts, Managing Director of Nutrition Business Advisors, LLC. (NBJ). Mr. Aarts was a founding partner in Health Business Partners, a leading investment banking firm in the nutraceutical space. He has also had associations with William Ruckelhaus, Mercer Management Associations and consumer giant Johnson and Johnson.



Mr. Barclay Hope, President of Albert’s Organics. Mr. Hope previously was a partner in Hope’n Hagen’s natural food stores, owned and operated Buonapasta and General Manager of Wild Oats Santa Monica.



Mr. Russell Precious, Vice President Design & Branding, Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy and former founder of Capers Natural Food Markets, one of Canada’s largest retailers of natural foods. Mr. Precious has been involved in the Social Venture Network, Businesses for Social Responsibility and is currently a director of Hollyhock Retreat/Educational Center in British Columbia.



Mr. Schiffer stated, “I couldn’t be more delighted and excited with these industry leading executives. They are going to bring new energy along with fabulous ideas and contacts to lead Vitamin Angel Alliance to a new preeminence in worldwide philanthropy.”



When asked about their reasons for joining the board all four executives were unanimous in their opinion. Each of the industry leaders wanted to help mankind during difficult times with proper life giving nutrition. They felt that Vitamin Angel Alliance was the best vehicle to accomplish that from a non-profit standpoint and also on a personal level they all wanted to support the industry they love.



Vitamin Angel Alliance is a non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing basic nutrition and fighting vitamin A deficiency childhood blindness and other vitamin deficiency diseases around the world since 1994. Last year Vitamin Angels donated 23.4 million supplements to people in need in 40 countries around the world.



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5 Ways to Share the Love on Valentine's Day By Helping Those in Need

5 Ways to Share the Love on Valentine's Day By Helping Those in Need



Eva’s Village (http://www. EvasVillage. org), a progressive anti-poverty charity announces LOVE as a cure for homelessness. Announces 5 ways to make this Valentine’s Day extra special and 5 programs at our NJ charity that will benefit from a Valentine’s Day gift.



Paterson, NJ (PRWEB) February 2, 2010



Ask the 420 hungry people gathered at Eva’s Kitchen what is being served and you are likely to hear the response “love”, rather than the expected “roast chicken and rice”. The same response might be heard in the shelters, free medical and dental clinic (http://evasvillage. org/medical. html), or in the residential and outpatient recovery programs provided by Eva’s Village.



What was once a small soup kitchen in Paterson, New Jersey (http://evasvillage. org/kitchen. html) has grown to become a highly effective and comprehensive anti-poverty organization (http://www. EvasVillage. org) through the power of love. Sister Gloria Perez, Executive Director of Eva’s Village feels that the organization strives to make God's love more visible in the world. She says, “Many of our brothers and sisters have been demoralized by poverty and have experienced a level of misery that most of us have never known. In all our programs, we try to affirm the human dignity of each individual and make them feel loved and valued as human beings.”



Sister Gloria feels that Valentine’s Day is one of the most appropriate times of the year to donate to Eva's Village. “What better time than Valentine’s Day to affirm the power of love through the act of charity?” she asks.



Donna Fico, Chief Marketing Officer at Eva’s Village relates that many people choose to honor their sweethearts and other loved ones by making a donation (http://evasvillage. org/donate. html) to Eva’s Village or volunteering their time. She suggests 5 ways to make this Valentine’s Day extra special and 5 programs at Eva’s Village that will benefit from a Valentine’s Day gift:



1. Feed the hungry (http://evasvillage. org/kitchen. html) through a Valentine’s Day charitable donation to Eva’s Kitchen, or volunteer your time as an individual, couple, family or group of friends.

2. Shelter the homeless (http://evasvillage. org/shelter. html) through a Valentine’s Day charitable donation to Eva’s Village shelters for men, women and mothers and children, or volunteer your time as an individual, couple, family or group of friends to help in the shelter effort.

3. Treat the addicted (http://evasvillage. org/treatment. html) through a Valentine’s Day charitable donation (http://evasvillage. org/donate. html) to Eva’s Village expansive in-house and outpatient recovery programs or volunteer time to help raise funds for these highly successful (and confidential) programs.

4. Help mothers keep and care for their children by making a Valentine’s Day charitable donation to Hope Residence at Eva’s Village or volunteering to gather the many household and clothing items needed. This truly comprehensive residence for homeless mothers or mothers in recovery and their children provides mothers and children everything they need to form a stable family, including love and understanding.

5. Provide free medical and dental care to the poor by making a Valentine’s Day charitable donation to Eva’s Village Primary Care Clinic. Many donors also join one of Eva’s Village fun annual fundraisers as a couple, a family or with a group of friends. There is an annual walk/run, golf outing and gala.



Hundreds of people have donated their time, hard work and love to feed the hungry at Eva’s Kitchen — some for more than twenty years. Fred Puso and Jim O’Rouke, two members of the Knights of Columbus, St. Catherine of Bologna Council #6212 in Ringwood, have collected and donated 4 tons of coffee over the past 18 years (or 256,000 cups of brewed coffee). Matthew Renzulli, Wayne started a sock drop when he was in junior high school and collected more than 15,000 pairs of socks that he donated to the homeless.



Some of the concerns expressed most often by those looking to choose a charity for Valentine’s Day charitable giving include:

1. Choosing a charity whose mission and purpose matched their interests.

2. Choosing a charity where they might donate their time and skills as well as money.

3. Choosing a charity that benefits the donor’s own town, state and country.

4. Choosing a charity where donations are used to make a difference quickly.

5. Choosing a charity effective in managing finances and using donations to meet objectives rather than administrative expenses.



At Eva’s Village, the wide array of programs provide for virtually every human need on a local basis to fight poverty, addiction, the lack of proper primary healthcare and housing for the poor. Sister Gloria is fond of saying to potential donors, “Where else can just one Valentine’s Day donation feed hundreds of hungry people in New Jersey every day of the year; shelter homeless men and women; treat the addicted; provide free primary medical care to the poor; work to provide transitional and affordable housing and help addicted and homeless mothers keep and care for their children?”



Hundreds of volunteers find personal fulfillment working in Eva’s Kitchen and in many other programs that have an immediately positive impact on the lives of the poor.



Donors looking for Valentine’s Day charitable giving opportunities will be pleased to know that Eva’s Village holds a third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Ken Berger, President & Chief Executive Officer, Charity Navigator says, “Only 13% of the charities we rate have received at least 3 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Eva’s Village consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way, and outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Eva’s Village from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.”



For more information on the programs at Eva’s Village, a comprehensive New Jersey anti-poverty charity, email Donna Fico, Chief Marketing Officer at Donna. Fico(at)evasvillage(dot)org or call (973) 523-6220 Ext. 230.



Originally a New Jersey soup kitchen, Eva’s Village was founded in 1982 by Msgr. Vincent E. Puma in response to the increasing incidence of homelessness in Paterson, NJ. With the generous support of thousands of donors and private and government grants, Eva’s Village has grown into the most respected anti-poverty program in New Jersey.



This press release has been distributed by SalemGlobal Internet Interactive Public Relations (http://www. SalemGlobal. com). SalemGlobal optimizes websites to increase donations for non profit organizations.



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