Saturday, October 31, 2009

Genomics finally expected to make significant contribution to clinical practice in near future

Genomics finally expected to make significant contribution to clinical practice in near future.

Research and Markets announces the addition of this new report entitled "Clinical Genomics: The Impact of Genomic Technology on Clinical Trials and Medical Practice" to its offerings.

(PRWEB) March 27, 2004

Recent events suggest that genomics may finally be poised to make a significant contribution to clinical practice in the near future. In 2003, the Human Genome Project completed the sequence of all human genetic material, in addition to an essentially complete catalogue of all human genes. Since the practice of genomics relies on large-scale, comprehensive analyses of genes, this information will prove very valuable in speeding the implementation of genomics in clinical settings.

Furthermore, the U. S. federal government is emerging as a driving force for the adoption of genomics in clinical settings. In 2003, two major U. S. federal agencies issued reports indicating that implementation of genomics in the clinic is of high priority. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) issued a vision statement summarizing how genomics can contribute to the future of the practice of medicine. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued draft guidelines for the submission of genomic data in drug applications, signifying a potentially pivotal change in the use of genomics in drug development.

The clinical genomics environment is ripe with opportunities for all players in the field—pharmaceutical companies, biotech firms, diagnostics manufacturers, tool suppliers, and researchers—as the NIH and FDA make it clear that increased use of genomics in the practice of medicine and drug development is both anticipated and encouraged. However, clinical genomics is far from widespread and still faces significant hurdles. Clinical Genomics: The Impact of Genomic Technology on Clinical Trials and Medical Practice examine the most important factors that will impact the transition towards more extensive adoption of genomics technologies in clinical trials and medical practice. This report offers critical strategic guidance to all companies participating in the application of genomics to the prediction, detection, and diagnosis, and treatment of disease.

Clinical Genomics: The Impact of Genomic Technology on Clinical Trials and Medical Practice assesses the challenges and future prospects for incorporating genomics technologies into standard clinical practice. The report examines some of the ways in which genomics could directly contribute to clinical practice, evaluates the scientific, technological, legal, and regulatory issues that will have a significant impact on the future adoption of genomics in clinical settings, and discusses the emerging business opportunities that will arise as the widespread application of genomics to clinical drug development, diagnostics, and medical practice comes to fruition.

Critical Issues in Clinical Genomics Are Presented in This New Study:

Clinical genomics applications for predicting a patient's response to drugs. The impact of new FDA guidelines on pharmacogenomics and the submission of genomic data. Biological, technological, economic, and sociological hurdles to incorporating genomics in the clinical setting.

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Friday, October 30, 2009

Who Would Have Thought That Acupressure Could Relieve Social Anxiety Better Than Drugs or Therapy?

Who Would Have Thought That Acupressure Could Relieve Social Anxiety Better Than Drugs or Therapy?

Social anxiety disorder is a common a fear of meeting strangers, performing for a group, or speaking at meetings. So many Americans suffer from it that clinical trials are underway to test drug treatments for the disorder. But EFT, a do-it-yourself acupressure technique, eliminates social anxiety for most who try it, rapidly and with lasting results.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 6, 2006

Americans say they are more afraid of public speaking than they are of snakes or spiders. Most live normal lives despite their stage fright, but an estimated 35 million suffer from social anxiety disorder, a severe fear of meeting strangers, becoming the center or focus of attention, or performing for a group. Also known as social phobia, social anxiety is the third most common psychiatric disorder in the United States after depression and alcohol dependence. Psychiatric drugs that treat the condition are being tested in clinical trials.

But the best treatment for social anxiety, according to a growing number of psychologists and health care professionals, may be a drug-free do-it-yourself procedure called EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). Its premise is that fears, phobias, and the physical symptoms they generate are caused by disruptions along the body’s energy meridians. These are the same energy paths mapped thousands of years ago by Chinese acupuncturists. Stimulating key acupuncture points by tapping on them with the fingertips restores the energy flow and alleviates symptoms.

This simple procedure has been found clinically successful for all forms of anxiety in over 10 years of clinical trials.

Canadian psychiatrist Curtis Steele, MD, calls EFT the single most effective technique he has used in 45 years of practice. “I’ve had considerable success using EFT in the treatment of social anxiety, panic attacks, and many other disorders,” he says.

The physical symptoms of social anxiety disorder include rapid heartbeat, sweating, tremors, nausea, diarrhea, muscle tension, muscle cramps, blushing, confusion, and dizziness. These symptoms stem from an excessive fear of scrutiny by others or a persistent fear of embarrassment and humiliation when speaking to strangers. The symptoms also occur when meeting new people, when using a public restroom, or when participating in any performance, sports event, or public presentation. According to the American Psychiatric Association, social anxiety can lead to panic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression.

Severe social anxiety can cause chronic unemployment, dropping out of school, drug or alcohol abuse, suicidal thoughts, and other devastating results.

The problem often begins in childhood, becomes intense during high school, and lasts a lifetime. More common in women than men, social anxiety appears to run in families. It affects one out of seven Americans.

EFT practitioners report that in training workshops, it’s not uncommon for someone who was paralyzed with stage fright to use the EFT tapping process while focusing on that fear. While doing so, they suddenly relax and begin speaking or singing while thoroughly enjoying the experience. Practitioners have offered EFT as a first-aid treatment for people having an emotional melt-down just before making a presentation or competing in a sports event. EFT has also helped those who couldn’t use public restrooms.

Gary Craig, the Stanford-trained engineer who developed EFT, collects reports from EFT practitioners around the world. “Thousands of these are posted at the EFT website,” he says, “including dozens relating to social phobias and performance anxiety. It usually takes just a few minutes to learn EFT, and the results are often instantaneous and permanent. Once the underlying cause of fear and panic disappears, it doesn’t usually come back. If it does, the person can tap it away.”

That’s good new for those who are too terrified to think about things like auditions, job interviews, speeches, marriage proposals, or even a trip to the supermarket. EFT can be used by people of all ages, including children, and the EFT website features numerous reports about children overcoming shyness, bullying, stage fright, and other fears with EFT’s combination of tapping and mental imagery.

Over 300,000 have downloaded Craig’s free training manual and another 10,000 download it each month.

The official EFT Manual, which has been translated by volunteer practitioners into nine languages, explains the basics so that anyone can begin applying EFT right away. The manual can be freely downloaded at

Http://www. emofree. com/downloadeftmanual. asp? ref=prw-soc-anx (http://www. emofree. com/downloadeftmanual. asp? ref=prw-soc-anx)

For further information, contact Gary Craig at 707-785-2848.

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Infuse Creative Search Engine Marketing Services Case Study of Successful SEO and SEM With TeenSource. org

Infuse Creative Search Engine Marketing Services Case Study of Successful SEO and SEM With TeenSource. org

Raising the bar on PPC & Search Engine Optimization search engine marketing program success, Infuse Creative, LLC, excels again with satisfied 3-year client, nonprofit TeenSource. org.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 3, 2007

Following a February post campaign performance evaluation of search engine marketing services (http://www. infusecreative. com) rendered to TeenSource. org, a non profit sex education site for teens operated by the California Family Health Council, Infuse Creative was thrilled to deliver SEM and search engine optimization performance stats in a search marketing case study to TeenSource which illustrated a sharp increase in site traffic from search engines and referrer sites, including:

-178% increase in overall site traffic compared to the year before
-22% overall site traffic increase in first three months
-33% increase in organic search engine, or natural search engine traffic in first three months

TeenSource re-engaged Infuse Creative for the 3rd time in 3 years to provide SEO and PPC (pay per click) search engine marketing services to increase qualified and targeted teen site traffic and improve overall site usability and functionality.

Infuse Creative search engine marketing firm President Gregory Markel (http://www. infusecreative. com/about. htm) said, "I'm honored that Infuse Creative was chosen to assist such a worthy and community valued nonprofit organization as TeenSource. org in achieving its search marketing and website goals."

In addition to providing SEO & SEM search engine marketing services, Infuse Creative…

-Tuned the existing TeenSource Google Grants PPC search engine Internet marketing program for maximum efficiency and traffic. (To date, Infuse Creative has enabled TeenSource. org to receive over 1 million dollars worth of Google PPC traffic.)

-Authored a Content Management System (CMS) user manual to make TeenSource staff modifications of site content easier and more efficient

-Updated and improved the "find a clinic" option, for teens looking to find confidential STD testing, information on birth control, and HIV AIDS clinic, to name a few

-Created a site wide quiz on Chlamydia, engaging users to interact with the teen site and follow answer links to additional and relevant TeenSource site content

-Created a site user registration process, which included a double opt-in COPA compliant signup process. This served to improve site user experience and interaction, and allowed TeenSource to begin building a user database enabling them to gather the demographics of its users and message them at will for targeted web site traffic

-Provided video search engine optimization (http://www. infusecreative. com/), submission, and tracking services for TeenSource site videos. The videos were watermarked with the TeenSource domain name and submitted/tracked to the many and popular video search engines resulting in 292,794 free views in three months

Infuse Creative is not new to working with nonprofits. In 2005, Infuse Creative President Gregory Markel founded SEMcares (www. SEMcares. com), a not-for-profit site that connects nonprofit organizations with volunteer search engine marketing providers. SEMcares volunteers have provided direct and anonymous PPC and SEO consulting or services to such noted nonprofits as JoinRed. com, GoodSearch. com, HollywoodArts. org, and many others.

About Infuse Creative Los Angeles Search Engine Optimization (http://www. infusecreative. com/):
Infuse Creative, LLC, a recent nominee for the Los Angeles Business Journal's Excellence in Business Award, is an innovative and visionary company that puts integrity, ethics, superior strategy, results, and fierce dedication to client success at the forefront. Gregory Markel, a search engine optimization specialist and regarded as one of the "10 pioneers of search," has been providing successful SEM services to an esteemed client list since 1995. He is founder of ESEMS, the first entertainment focused search engine marketing conference (esems. com), SEMcares. com, a connector database for search marketing volunteers and nonprofits, (semcares. com)], and is a featured speaker at search engine conferences around the world.

As a full service Internet search engine marketing company (http://www. infusecreative. com/), Infuse Creative, employs the latest state of the art search engine optimization service technologies and methodologies to lead generation, ecommerce, and branding/awareness clients. Their past/present client list includes heavy hitter industry names like Mazda, New Line Cinema, National Geographic Channel, FOX, CBS, Realty Executives International, Pacificare, and others.

About TeenSource. org (http://teensource. org/):
TeenSource. org is a nonprofit sex education for teen website launched by the California Family Health Council, Inc. as a resource for teens and young adults seeking information on healthy and responsible lifestyle choices. Sexually transmitted diseases, teen pregnancy, birth control, safe sex, oral sex, and sexually transmitted infections are among the many topics covered on the site. The organization manages federal Title X funds annually to delegate agencies in California serving low-income communities. It provides family planning services (http://teensource. org/pages/3008/About_Teen_Source. htm) to more than 600,000 clients as well as assistance and education to community health care providers. The website, developed for teens by teens, won the 2003 Golden Web Award for health information available on the web.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

QuickArrow Chosen as the SaaS Services Automation Solution for OSI Consulting

QuickArrow Chosen as the SaaS Services Automation Solution for OSI Consulting

OSI Consulting implements leading SaaS solution to proactively manage worldwide Services operations.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) September 25, 2007

QuickArrow, Inc., the leader in SaaS Services Automation, announced today that OSI Consulting has selected their solution to further automate and track their Services operations. Beginning next month, OSI will deploy QuickArrow to 450 consultants worldwide.

QuickArrow's PSA solution streamlines processes by incorporating Project Management, Resource Management, Financial Management, and Advanced Reporting capabilities in a single solution. OSI expects increased efficiency of projects and will leverage QuickArrow's client access portal to deliver real-time project visibility to and enable deeper collaboration with their clients.

"Our global Professional Services network is devoted to finding, creating, and implementing the most appropriate and efficient automation solutions for our clients, and this is a prime example of selecting a proven solution rather than reinventing one," said Meg Boring, OSI Consulting Vice President of Operations. She continued, "As our business continues to rapidly expand across North America, it's imperative to have an online solution to automate, consolidate and manage our Professional Services."

A key factor in the selection process for OSI is the speed to value available with QuickArrow's SaaS solution. "Waiting 6 to 12 months to install, assemble, and customize an on-premise solution is difficult when organizations are expanding so quickly," said Kevin Bury, QuickArrow Vice President and COO. "After utilizing our solution, Professional Services organizations, such as OSI, have quickly realized concrete, operational efficiencies."

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) solution 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 26,000 users and 300 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.

About OSI Consulting
OSI Consulting, a leading information technology services company, creates business value for customers through the innovative application of advanced technologies. Clients worldwide benefit from OSI's agile approach toward building global solutions. Headquartered in Woodland Hills, California, OSI has been providing enterprise and e-business consulting services since 1993, leveraging a strong foundation and ongoing relationship with Oracle. OSI has helped hundreds of clients redesign business systems, optimize supply chains, integrate and externalize applications, and transform enterprise processes through e-business and enterprise initiatives. For more information, please call OSI at (818) 992-2700 or visit the company's website at www. osius. com.

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Attacking Acne is More Than Skin Deep

Attacking Acne is More Than Skin Deep

New patented and proven Murad Acne Line address symptoms from the inside out.

El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2007

Acne affects nearly everyone at some time in their life, with an estimated eighty percent of people experiencing breakouts. Murad's new line of acne products (http://www. murad. com/acne-products. html) address factors involved in the causes of acne (http://www. murad. com/sect10236site10020.jsp? a=b), including excess skin cells, excess oil, and bacteria, while simultaneously reducing redness and inflammation.

"Until recently, the only things available to treat acne were drying agents. People had no choice but to assault the inflamed area with benzoyl peroxide," says Howard Murad, M. D, dermatologist, CEO and founder of Murad, Inc. "This harsh approach simultaneously dehydrates, inflames, and irritates the skin, leading to more problems."

Daily care begins with the Murad Acne Regimen, designed to reduce surface bacteria, gently exfoliate excess skin cells, provide necessary hydration, and instantly reduce inflammation. With a unique patented formulation, the Murad Acne Regimen provides relief for anyone suffering from acne and other acne-like conditions.

According to Dr. Murad, there are many skin conditions that mimic acne (http://www. murad. com/sect10234site10020.jsp? a=b), including keratosis pilaris, eczema, folliculitis and peri-oral dermatitis. All appear as red, inflamed bumps on the skin, and need to be treated with a non-irritating approach. "One of my goals in developing these products is to educate people about their skin," he says. "We need to address all of the factors which cause these red bumps. Many of my patients have problems that look like acne. Acne and similar conditions need to be treated systematically, by first addressing the cause. Leaving it alone, or drying it up, will not make it go away. Acne blemishes (http://www. murad. com/acne-complex/advantage/acne-spot-treatment. html) can scar the skin, not to mention one's self-esteem. I created these products to prevent this damage."

The Murad Acne Regimen consists of:

Clarifying Cleanser
This formula reduces 99.9% of surface bacteria, the contributing factor for red bumps, in less than one minute. Salicylic Acid deeply cleans pores, while anti-inflammatory agents such as Black Cohosh and Green Tea Extracts combine with natural moisture factors to soothe and hydrate. (6.75 oz., $26.00)

Clarifying Toner
Witch Hazel tightens pores, while Menthol cools. Calendula, Cucumber and Grape Seed Extracts soothe and hydrate. (6 oz., $21.00)

Acne Body Wash
This triple-action body wash features fine-grained date seed powder, salicylic acid and triclosan to exfoliate, deep clean pores and prevent future breakouts.
(8.5 oz., $37.50)

Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel
Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids gently exfoliate, while Retinol, Zinc, Arnica, and Hydrogen Peroxide control oil, reduce bacteria, alleviate redness and prevent new breakout. Patented formula. (3.4 oz., $53.00)

Anti-Aging Acne Treatment
This dual-benefit patented formula reduces acne breakouts while preventing the signs of aging. Azeleic and salicylic acids decrease oil production and acne blemishes while palmitoyl peptide-3 softens wrinkles and conditions for a healthy, smooth complexion. (1.7 oz., $53.00)

Moisturizing Acne Treatment Gel
This oil-free gel is scientifically proven to significantly increase moisture content while decreasing breakouts by 45% in just 2 weeks. (2.65 oz., $42.00)

Clarifying Mask
Kaolin and Bentonite clays reduce excess oil. Sulfur, Zinc and Licorice Extract minimize the severity of breakouts. Camphor and Lavender leave skin cool and calm. (2.65 oz., $35)

Skin Perfecting Lotion
Retinol retexturizes skin as it encourages healthy cell turnover. Extracts of Arnica, Willow Herb, Grape Seed and Green Tea soothe and protect inflamed skin. Oil-free formula hydrates with lightweight finish. (1.7 oz., $33.00)

Pure Skin® Clarifying Supplement
Vitamin A minimizes excess cell production, while B Vitamins and Zinc reduce inflammation and aid in tissue repair. Purifies, repairs, and heals acne and problem skin. Patented blend clinically proven to reduce blemishes by 55% in six weeks. (30 day supply, $42.00)

Clarifying Body Spray
An anti-acne body spray that goes on easy and dries quickly, leaving behind important acne fighters to keep "bacne" away. Salicylic Acid, Retinol and antibacterial ingredients blend with skin conditioners to target hard to reach areas, keeping them blemish-free. (4.3 oz., $35.00)

Murad products are available at Murad Medical Spa (http://www. murad. com/spa/), Los Angeles, Sephora stores nationwide and other Murad selected salons and spas. For locations offering Murad professional services, please call 1-800-33-MURAD or visit www. murad. com.


Stick Your Business Card Anywhere No-Tech Solution To High-Tech Organization

Stick Your Business Card Anywhere No-Tech Solution To High-Tech Organization

StoreSMART. com offers premium-quality cardholders for every application and immediate shipping of our stock styles. There are single card pockets to 100 card point-of-purchase displays. Plain or imprinted folding cardholders in 16 colors, adhesive and non-adhesive card pockets, pages for ring binders, resealable flaps, and rolodex styles. Laminate for luggage tags, name badges, and more. Their durability means they virtually wonÂ’t crack, tear, or break.

Rochester, NY (PRWEB) September 10, 2005

Forever caught in the high-tech race maze? Do technology and paperwork trails keep you hanging in suspense? The solutions are at StoreSMART. com, the leader in high-quality packaging and organization since 1971.

StoreSMART. com offers premium-quality cardholders for every application and immediate shipping of our stock styles. There are single card pockets to 100 card point-of-purchase displays. Plain or imprinted folding cardholders in 16 colors, adhesive and non-adhesive card pockets, business card pages for ring binders, resealable flaps, thumb-notches and rolodex styles. Laminate cards for luggage tags, slip in name badge holders, and more. Their durability means they virtually won't crack, tear, or break.

Combining cards and printed media for advertising? When a business card is only part of the package, StoreSMART. com has many solutions. From presentation folders to media kits. Stick-it, File-it, Store-it, Send-it. Put it on an envelope, brochure, filing cabinet, literature, binder, shelf, and more. Need to identify products or keep your name in front of the customer? Cardholders have a multitude of applications.

Need custom designs or packaging? There are custom packaging solutions that won't break your wallet. Most custom items have only a 300-piece minimum and we offer a quick 5-8 day turn-around. But, will the product work for the application? Call our full-service team and let us send you a free sample.

“I don't dig for my coffee card in the morning any more, as I put all my discount cards into one folding card holder…well almost,.” said Reenie Feingold, founder of StoreSMART. com and product designer. “In fact, I have several card holders in my purse, one for my driver's license, another for my health insurance information, and of course, I keep several color-coded folding card-holders to keep all my valuable discount cards at my finger tips”.

We have small quantities for the home, to large quantities for office and commercial use. For a driver's license, student or work ID card, Social Security card, club membership card, medical insurance card, library card, photos, a spare key, and even lunch money. StoreSMART's expanded line of no-tech organization and packaging is the answer.

The StoreSMART. com website and catalog features over 5000+ sizes. They range from tiny 1” x 1” to large 39” x 26” in adhesive and non-adhesive pockets for printers, manufacturers, healthcare, schools, libraries, universities, offices, and homes. There is immediate shipping for stock items. Again, when you have a specific need, call us for free samples. StoreSMART. com, the no-tech solution to hi-tech!

The StoreSMART. com website and catalog features over 5000+ sizes of adhesive and non-adhesive pockets for printers, manufacturers, healthcare professionals, schools, libraries, universities, offices, and homes. StoreSMART. com, the no-tech solution to hi-tech organization and media packaging.

Corporate Backgrounder:

Reenie and Stan Feingold, founders. In Business since 1971, 34 years.

StoreSMART (www. StoreSmart. com) has more than 5,000 media and office storage products.

Visual Horizons (www. Visualhorizons. com) creates & distributes medical, educational & professional presentations.

ScrapSMART (www. Scrapsmart. com) serves the scrapbook, sewing, quilting, art and craft industry with CDs, albums, totes, card making supplies, etc. Many CDs are in A4 for European distribution


Reenie Feingold


180 Metro Park

Rochester, NY 14623

Phone: 800-424-1011 or 585-424-5300

Www. StoreSMART. com © 2005 StoreSMART

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Summit Publishing Company Welcomes Packaging Journalist to Packaging World Editorial Team

Summit Publishing Company Welcomes Packaging Journalist to Packaging World Editorial Team

Chicago-based Summit Publishing Company expands staff with the addition of a respected packaging journalist to their flagship trade magazine, Packaging World.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) September 7, 2007

Summit Publishing Company has hired packaging journalist Anne Marie Mohan to join the Packaging World editorial team. Packaging World is a monthly business publication for packaging users and is the Chicago-based publisher's flagship magazine. Mohan joins the staff as Senior Editor.

A Chicago native, Mohan attended Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. After graduating, she worked briefly as a staff reporter with the Ottawa Daily Times newspaper in Ottawa, IL, covering the school beat. Mohan's first foray into the business-to-business trade press was with JKL, Inc., a former Lake Forest, IL-based publisher of a monthly trade magazine, U. S. Glass, Metal & Glazing, as well as the annual Architect's Guide to Glass, Metal & Glazing. From there she moved to Innes Publishing, Libertyville, IL, as the editor of Instant & Small Commercial Printer and In-Plant Printer.

Since 2000, Mohan has been a senior editor at Reed Business Information's Packaging Digest, where she specialized in covering trends in package manufacturing, smart and active packaging, RFID, and sustainability, among other topics.

Packaging World VP/Editor, Pat Reynolds, shares his enthusiasm. "We're thrilled that Anne Marie is a member of the Packaging World team. Throughout her years in the packaging press, she has been highly respected as a journalist and a professional. Our readers will benefit by her insight and industry knowledge, and we wish her the best as she joins our dedicated team of editors."

Packaging World's VP/Publisher, Joe Angel, agrees. "Anne Marie is a welcome addition to our industry-leading editorial team. She brings the requisite talent and experience to nurture our new print and Web editorial initiatives, while ensuring a continuation of our high journalistic standards."

About Summit Publishing Company and Summit Media, LLC.
Chicago-based Summit Publishing Company is an integrated media publisher offering business information for packaging professionals. Print magazines include flagship monthly Packaging World (www. packworld. com); the annual PACK EXPO Showcase; Healthcare Packaging; and Contract Packaging. In addition to publishing a variety of packaging e-newsletters, Summit Publishing Company also produces Web casts and conferences for packaging professionals.

Sister publication, Automation World, (www. automationworld. com) was launched in 2003 by Summit Media, LLC. Automation World is edited for manufacturing automation professionals and mailed monthly to 65,000 qualified subscribers. Automation World's publishing team also produces e-newsletters, Web casts and events for automation professionals.


Saturday, October 24, 2009

New DuPont Innovation to Deliver Corn Yield Advantages in Water-Limited Environments

New DuPont Innovation to Deliver Corn Yield Advantages in Water-Limited Environments

Optimum® AQUAmax™ Hybrids Allow Growers to Minimize Risk, Maximize Productivity

Des Moines, IA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 05, 2011

DuPont launched a new generation of corn hybrids developed and tested to help deliver a yield advantage in water-limited environments, allowing growers to minimize risk and maximize productivity. These hybrids will be offered to growers under the Optimum® AQUAmax™ brand name through DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred.

These hybrids, introduced for planting in 2011, contain a collection of native corn traits that improve water access and utilization and deliver greater yields in water-limited conditions. The initial class of Optimum® AQUAmax™ innovations will include five hybrid platforms across a range of maturities and technology packages. While the 2011 launch size is limited and primarily targeted in the western Corn Belt, the technology advancement is an important milestone toward the longer-term objective of bringing breeding and biotechnology solutions to drought-prone environments.

In on-farm, advancement and research trials, the Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrids show a 5 percent yield advantage, on average, over leading commercially available competitor and other Pioneer® brand corn hybrids. The performance of Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrids is validated through on-farm and research testing in water-limited environments throughout the western Corn Belt. From 2008 to 2010, Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrids were tested in 223 water-limited efficiency trials concentrated in Nebraska, California, Kansas, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. (1)

“The Optimum® AQUAmax™ products are another example of Pioneer’s right product, right acre strategy, which focuses on optimizing productivity and profitability to our growers,” said Paul E. Schickler, president – Pioneer Hi-Bred. “This further demonstrates the research that Pioneer has dedicated to drought tolerance for more than 50 years.”

Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrids are developed through Pioneer’s proprietary Accelerated Yield Technology (AYT™) system. This is a suite of tools, including molecular breeding techniques, which allow research to rapidly scan and identify genes responsible for increasing yields and other beneficial traits. The AYT™ system allows Pioneer to bring products with key native genes to market faster.

Within the Pioneer research network, its targeted drought program includes eight managed stress testing locations in Woodland, Calif.; Garden City, Kan.; LaSalle, Colo.; Manhattan, Kan.; Plainview, Texas; Kinston, N. C.; and Viluco, Chile.

“Drought is a complex issue and can affect crops differently depending on the geography and stress factors of each environment,” said Schickler. “There is no single gene or ‘silver bullet’ solution for the drought complex. Managing crops in drought-stressed environments is critically important to achieving performance results, and Pioneer continues to partner with growers to offer the best management suggestions to help maximize profit while minimizing risk.”

Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrids are being marketed under the Optimum® brand name of the Pioneer family of traits, products and accompanying programs that enable growers to be more productive with choices to meet their individual needs.

Pioneer Hi-Bred (http://www. pioneer. com), a DuPont business headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success(TM).

DuPont (http://www. dupont. com) is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, Pioneer®, Optimum® AQUAmax™, AYT™ and EnClass® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

(1) In 223 on-farm comparisons, product advancement tests and research trials in 2008-2010 in water-limited environments concentrated in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas and Texas and controlled stress evaluations in California and Chile, Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrids were tested against leading commercially available competitor and Pioneer hybrids. Optimum® AQUAmax™ hybrids demonstrated a 5 percent average yield advantage over the leading commercial hybrids tested. Water-limited environments are those in which the water supply/demand ratio during flowering or grain fill was less than 0.66 on a 0-1 scale (1=adequate moisture as determined by Pioneer) using Pioneer’s proprietary EnClass® system and in which the average yield of the commercially available hybrids was less than 150 bu/acre. Moisture levels were measured either at trial location or the nearest weather station. Product performance in water-limited environments is variable and depends on many factors such as the severity and timing of moisture deficiency, heat stress, soil type, management practices and environmental stress as well as disease and pest pressures. All hybrids may exhibit reduced yield under water and heat stress. Individual results may vary.


Silanis President to Speak at Electronic Signature and Records Summit

Silanis President to Speak at Electronic Signature and Records Summit

As the largest and most experienced e-signature provider, Silanis is a natural sponsor and speaker at Lord, Bissell & Brook's much-awaited Electronic Signature and Records Summit. The prestigious national law firm is an authority on electronic signatures and records.

Montreal, QC (PRWEB) September 12, 2007

Leading e-signature provider Silanis Technology (http://www. silanis. com) is pleased to be a sponsor and featured speaker at the Electronic Signature and Records Summit hosted by Lord, Bissell & Brook LLP (http://www. lordbissell. com/home) on Friday, September 28, in Chicago, IL.

Tommy Petrogiannis, president and co-founder, Silanis, will present "Integrating E-Signatures into Your Business Process" at this key event for business executives, compliance professionals, technology managers and in-house legal counsel.

Silanis is a particularly relevant presenter because of the company's extensive experience (http://www. silanis. com/site/solutions/index. php) implementing electronic signature solutions for companies such as ADP, BMW Financial Services, GEICO, the US Army and others.

Lord, Bissell & Brook's Business Technology Group Chair Patrick J. Hatfield will also count among several of the firm's e-commerce specialists presenting. He has assisted numerous clients with issues surrounding the US Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN).

With a focus on the legal aspects of electronic signatures and records, this unique event will offer case studies of e-signatures in insurance and financial services, and other industries; electronic signature "mock trial" highlights; best practices according to ESIGN; and more.

To register, please visit the following link:
Http://www. lordbissell. com/events/501 (http://www. lordbissell. com/events/501)

Organizations across many industry segments have integrated electronic signing into their business processes, and have achieved significant return on investment. These industries include mortgage, auto finance, insurance, defense, state & local government, civilian government, healthcare and manufacturing.

The use of electronic signatures (http://www. silanis. com/site/resource_center/index. php) helps organizations to reduce administrative costs and gain approvals much faster, increasing responsiveness. Silanis customers also appreciate that the entire ApproveIt® (http://www. silanis. com/site/solutions/solution. php? topic=silanis_offerings) suite is secure and easy to use, creates a legally enforceable business process, and is flexible and scalable enough to meet their enterprise needs.

About Silanis
Founded in 1992, Silanis Technology Inc. is the largest and most experienced provider of electronic signature solutions. More than 1,400 government and commercial organizations, representing two million users, depend on Silanis' solutions to accelerate operations, improve service and reduce costs.

The company's solutions not only eliminate the inefficiencies of paper; they provide reliable and auditable business records needed to demonstrate compliance with applicable laws, standards, regulations and policies.

About Lord, Bissell & Brook LLP - Business Technology Group
The Lord, Bissell & Brook Business Technology Group is a multi-disciplinary team of lawyers that combines practical industry experience and in-house understanding with the skills of a leading private practice. Clients of the Business Technology Group include Fortune 500 companies; mid - and small-cap enterprises; and Internet start-ups.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Nail Biting & Why it’s One of the Worst Bad Habits

Nail Biting & Why it’s One of the Worst Bad Habits

Nail biting is often attributed to being nervous or anxious, but it may lead to much more serious complications. Not to mention an unhealthy nail bed, biting your nails may lead to soreness and even infection. There are a few tips that may help to avoid nail biting and break one of the world’s worst bad habits.

Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) March 2, 2006

The day before a big exam, tax time and filling out tax forms or an important job interview. What do all of these things have in common? They may ignite nerves or a feeling of uneasiness. Quite often, individuals who feel this way may turn to biting their nails as a reaction to the mood. This is an unattractive bad habit, but also has the potential to cause serious problems to the nail biter. Among the concerns include damaged cuticles, infection or redness and swelling.

If nail biting has become a bad habit over the years, the best way to cope may be to wear gloves until the nervousness subsides. In addition, women who paint their fingernails may be less likely to bite them because it would ruin the appearance. An at-home manicure kit will improve the nail’s appearance greatly and will deter any biting for fear of ruining the hand’s perfectly groomed appearance. If you’ve ever heard the saying that ‘busy hands are happy hands,’ then you have probably already tried to put it to the test. By taking up a new hobby, such as painting, drawing, sewing or computers, you may be able to take your mind off of biting your nails if you can stay busy.

Any nervous reaction, such as nail biting or cracking gum, can be remedied with a little self control combined with a busy schedule. Whatever takes your mind off of nail biting, even if it is watching a film or taking photos, may help to get your hands back into shape. Some individuals, who have a more serious problem with nail biting and have tried almost everything to kick their habit, may find that adding band-aids to every fingertip will help them to prevent biting while also keeping the nail bed from getting infected. If fingernails are too low, they will expose the bed and possibly even cause bleeding. If the skin is broken, dirt can get inside and may lead to infection.

If the urge for nail biting continues, individuals with a serious nervous problem may need to seek professional medical advice. A qualified physician will be able to determine what cause of action, if any, is needed in order to cure the desire to bite your nails.

Contact Information:

Dana Goldberg

16835 Algonquin Street #411

Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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

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Florida Law Firm Launches Website Focused On Childhood Injuries

Florida Law Firm Launches Website Focused On Childhood Injuries

After practicing law for over 30 years W. M. Chanfrau felt there was a need to develop a website which deals exclusively with the complex nature of childhood injuries.

Daytona Beach, FL (PRWEB) May 13, 2006

The personal injury law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau recently announced the launch of a new website dedicated to child related injuries http://www. helpforinjuredchildren. com (http://www. helpforinjuredchildren. com). After practicing law for over 30 years W. M. Chanfrau has seen first hand how children’s injuries differ from adults in the same or similar circumstances. He felt there was a strong need to develop a website which deals exclusively with the complex damages and fragile nature of childhood injuries. Children face special dangers in a number of key areas including daycare accidents, defective toys and products, automobile car seats and airbag injuries as well as medical misdiagnosis because of their limited communications skills.

In addition to specific information about children’s accidents and injuries the new website provides links to numerous health and safety websites as well as a growing section on helping families prevent childhood injuries.

Located in Daytona Beach Florida, the law firm of Chanfrau & Chanfrau has been helping injured victims and their families for over three decades. W. M. Chanfrau is a Florida Bar Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer and William M. Chanfrau Jr. is a former Assistant State Attorney and Past President of the Volusia County Bar Association.

For more information visit http://www. helpforinjuredchildren. com (http://www. helpforinjuredchildren. com) or call (800) 969-7313.


FireEar, Leader in Home Safety Monitoring Systems, Appoints Mark Goodfriend CEO

FireEar, Leader in Home Safety Monitoring Systems, Appoints Mark Goodfriend CEO

Mark Goodfriend to spearhead FireEar’s strategic initiative to partner with insurance industry to deliver innovative, affordable fire, temperature and power alerts to meet the needs of the growing home security market

Soquel, CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2010

FireEar Corporation, a leader in affordable home safety monitoring systems for fire, power and temperature, announced today the appointment of Mark Goodfriend to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO). A seasoned CEO and board member, Mark is known for his keen entrepreneurial and business development talents, having worked in diverse senior management positions for both early stage and established companies.

For the past eight years, Mark has focused on business development and sales of new products and services in the insurance industry. Mark’s expertise directly supports one of FireEar’s primary business development initiatives: to partner with the insurance industry to offer customers affordable alert systems that increase prevention of loss while reducing costs for both homeowners and insurers. Insurance companies and brokers welcome the opportunity to lower claims, improve profits, and differentiate themselves by offering a policy discount (up to 11%) to clients that more than covers the FireEar service fees.

“I look forward to the opportunity to grow FireEar’s strategic alliances and corporate profits while delivering a product that can save lives and protect homes and personal property,” said Mark Goodfriend. “FireEar delivers affordable protection to the 96% of homeowners who have smoke detectors but also need to have the ability to be notified when there is an emergency and they are not home. For our partners and customers alike, FireEar products provide a cost-effective, valuable service that is well worth the investment.”

The FireEar FE-1100 monitor, recently named International CES Innovations 2010 Design and Engineering Awards Honoree, is a simple home monitoring device that works with the FireEar notification service to monitor the home for fire, power outages, indoor freezing and other abnormal temperatures. The temperature alerts can help lower the homeowner’s energy bill and prevent pipe freezes. Fire detection alerts are activated by listening to the existing smoke detector. Homeowners are notified of alerts by phone, text message and email, with additional professional monitoring available for fire that contacts FireEar agents and the fire department.

Prior to FireEar, Mark was CEO for DDRnet, Inc./SureCircle, where he directed the rejuvenation of a re-start, which had invested $6m in innovative healthcare administration technology and services. As vice-president of business development at S3 Technical Solutions, Inc., a firm that assists major insurance brokerages market online benefits administration software, Mark was key in capturing the company’s single largest insurance broker, a multi-million dollar customer.

Before working within the insurance industry, Mark founded a company that developed a ‘green’ battery for the energy field and worked at DHL Worldwide with primary shareholder, Larry Hillblom, to expand the U. S. distribution network and obtain the strategic objective to create the U. S. domestic airline, DHL Airways. At DHL international he worked on multiple projects, both corporate and the founder’s personal start-up companies in diverse industries where he Increased revenue and streamlined operations. Mark also served as the DHL Worldwide Global Director of Information Technology for four years.

Mark earned a B. S. in Electrical Engineering from the City University of NY and completed all coursework with honors in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Masters Program at New York University.

FireEar Corporation is recognized as a leader in home safety monitoring solutions for residences. Founded in 2007 with headquarters in Mountain View, California, FireEar’s mission is to develop products for consumers delivering advanced fire, indoor freeze, power and temperature safety alerts through its flagship product, the award-winning FE-1100 monitor and alert system. FireEar’s central monitoring station is an industry leader in response time and has been selected by government sites including the U. S. Secret Service. FireEar’s partner program includes leading associations such as the Independent Brokers and Agents of the West and is endorsed by the president of the San Francisco Fire Commission. More information can be found at http://www. fireear. com (http://www. fireear. com).


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Car Tech Auction Inc. Puts Single Throw in the Driver’s Seat

Car Tech Auction Inc. Puts Single Throw in the Driver’s Seat

Internet Marketing professionals, Single Throw, Inc., announced the recent completion of a comprehensive restructuring and optimization of the website for Car Tech Auction, Inc. The restructuring, along with a new Internet Marketing initiative provided by Single Throw, has helped Car Tech to bolster sales by identifying their target market and significantly increasing their customer base and visibility.

Wall, NJ (PRWEB) September 30, 2006

Internet Marketing professionals, Single Throw, Inc., announced the recent completion of a comprehensive restructuring and optimization of the website for Car Tech Auction, Inc. The restructuring, along with a new Internet Marketing initiative provided by Single Throw, has helped Car Tech to bolster sales by identifying their target market and significantly increasing their customer base and visibility. As a direct result of Single Throw’s services and targeted search phrases such as “salvage auto auction NJ,” “wholesale auto salvage auction,” and “insurance auto auction NJ,” now produce a prominent #1 positioning for Car Tech on major search engines such as Yahoo! and Google.

Car Tech Auction, a global company with two New Jersey locations in Matawan and Avenel, provides a variety of services to their customers including, salvage auto auctions, insurance auto auctions, vehicle transport, towing, as well as enhancement services such as interior and exterior detailing, flood damage recovery, and locksmith services. Lou Rapuano, Car Tech Auction president and owner, has seen immediate results from Single Throw’s work.

“We have been very happy with the response of our new website,” said Rapuano. “Overseas buyers have increased dramatically as well as domestic. We are now being listed in the top three to five slots on many searches.”

Brianne Douglas, Single Throw’s marketing and sales consultant responsible for overseeing the website restructuring, is also pleased with the increased business the marketing initiative has brought Car Tech. She anticipates implementing further Internet marketing strategies and website modifications as time goes on. “Car Tech Auction is a very visible company and a leader in their industry,” said Douglas, “and we are looking forward to developing a long and mutually successful relationship between our two companies.”

Single Throw has developed Internet strategies that produced similar results for numerous companies, including the Lakewood BlueClaws, Maegreen Gifts, Scholastic, CentraState HealthCare, and Harley-Davidson of Ocean County. Their patented “Search to Success” methodology is designed to bring increased traffic to their customers’ websites by identifying imminent buyers with purchase intent, targeting those potential clients, capturing their attention, converting them into clients and retaining them, thereby providing life-time value. For more information on Single Throw’s services, call them at 732-451-0820 or visit their website at www. singlethrow. com.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Announces its 2004 Annual Legislative Conference

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. Announces its 2004 Annual Legislative Conference

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will present the 2004 Annual Legislative Conference (CBCF-ALC) Wednesday, September 8 thru Saturday, September 11, 2004 at the new Convention Center in Washington, DC. Congressional members Stephanie Tubbs Jones (Ohio, 11th District) and Kendrick B. Meek (Florida – 17th District) will co-chair this years’ conference. Bill Cosby, Jamie Foxx and Dick Gregory among Hi-Profile participants in this years' ALC. The 2004 ALC theme is: “Defining the Moment and the Movement” and is expected to be the best conference ever in this important election year.

Washington, D. C. (PRWEB) August 12, 2004

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) today announced highlights of its 34th Annual Legislative Conference (ALC), to be held September 8th through 11th at the state-of-the-art Washington D. C. Convention Center.

The theme of this year’s conference, “Defining The Moment and The Movement,” is hailed as a call to action for the Foundation’s constituency, urging all to recommit themselves to the challenges of uplifting their communities.

According to CBCF President Weldon J. Rougeau this event will have a significance beyond its normal focus. “Our constituents will be coming together at ALC during an extraordinary point in our history. As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1954 Supreme Court Decision in Brown vs. Board of Education and the 40th Anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, we must recommit to the promise of these two great acts of civil litigation. The sessions we have planned for this ALC speak to the urgency of our task."

The array of Braintrusts and Issue Forums is extensive, covering a number of topics on economic development and wealth-building, health, education, and criminal justice. “This is a forum that allows everyday citizens to examine these issues and communicate face-to-face with Members of Congress, well-known political and business leaders, and people from the entertainment and sports industry,” said CBCF Chairman William J. Jefferson (D-LA). “We urge all of our constituents to take advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with policy makers and influence the decisions most important in their lives,” he continued.

CBCF boasts a number of confirmed speakers of national stature for this year’s event, including: Illinois State Senator and Democratic Party nominee to the U. S. Senate, The Honorable Barack Obama (D-IL); Dr. David Satcher, President of Morehouse School of Medicine; actor/activist Mr. Danny Glover; media mogul Russell Simmons of the “Hip Hop Action network; actor/author Bill Cosby, former US Ambassador Andrew Young, and actor / comedian, Jamie Foxx.

Of particular interest this year are the session skewed for a younger audience called, The Black Party: An Emerging Leaders Affair, and the impending Hip Hop Team Vote Voter Registration Rally. Both events are designed to increase the sense of civic responsibility among young people.

Finally, the CBCF will end its gathering with the Annual Awards Dinner, a gathering of more than 3,000 that has attracted the attention of President George W. Bush and Democratic Presidential nominee, John F. Kerry. CBCF urges people to register early for this yearÂ’s event by visiting the Web site at www. cbcfinc. org, or by calling (202) 263-2800.

The Annual Legislative Conference is the premier annual event for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF), which supports the creation and administration of innovative programs addresses issues critical to the well-being and advancement of African Americans and the African Diaspora. CBCF, which is located in Washington, D. C. CBCF was established in 1976 as a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy, research and educational institute that educates future leaders and promotes collaboration among community and business leaders and organized labor to effect positive and sustainable change in the African-American community. Learn more about the work of CBCF by visiting the official Web site at www. cbcfinc. org.

Contact Information:

Priscilla Clarke


Pclarkepr@aol. com


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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Cyber-Rain Qualifies for Rebate Programs Across the Country

Cyber-Rain Qualifies for Rebate Programs Across the Country

Smart Sprinkler Controller Passes SWAT Testing

Agoura Hills, CA (Vocus) May 1, 2008

Cyber-Rain, the uniquely easy-to-use smart sprinkler controller system, today announced its status as a SWAT-tested and approved smart irrigation controller, making the unit eligible for rebate programs across the country. The results are available at www. irrigation. org/SWAT (http://www. irrigation. org/SWAT).

Issued by the Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT), SWAT (Smart Water Application Technologies) evaluation is conducted by identifying six different zones found in typical landscape designs that include variable loam, clay and sand make-ups. Developed in partnership by water supply agencies and the irrigation industry to address a growing concern for water conservation, the SWAT test measures the efficiency of the smart controller in each zone for a period of thirty days where the zones endure both sun and rain conditions.

“Homeowners play a key role in the conservation of water. Outdoor watering accounts for almost 58% of household water nationwide,” points out Reza Pourzia, Founder & CTO of Cyber-Rain. “We developed Cyber-Rain to give homeowners and businesses a way to achieve major water savings, easily, and efficiently. Based on our results to date, we expect users to save 30% to 70% of irrigation water, while also improving plant health”.

But the Cyber-Rain smart sprinkler controller does more than conserve water. The Cyber-Rain system also helps prevent excess run-off, which can lead to the pollution of waterways. Run-off carries pollutants such as fertilizer and pesticides into local streams, rivers, ponds, lakes and the ocean.

To meet new governmental regulations that promote water conservation and ebb water pollution, most cities offer some form of rebate to encourage the use of smart controllers. Rebate amounts range from $50 to as much as $1,000, and often are sufficient to pay for the purchase and installation of a Cyber-Rain system.

The Cyber-Rain smart irrigation controller is easy to install, and easy to use. Interfacing with the homeowner’s PC computer, wireless technology delivers data from the internet directly to the controller to automatically adjust sprinkler times to changes in the weather. Because irrigation is controlled by the computer, scheduling is completely flexible and easy to customize; users can give each watering zone a unique name and picture that is easy to remember, set custom seeding or fertilizer schedules, temporarily hold a zone, view reports on weekly or annual savings and much more.

The Cyber-Rain smart irrigation controller retails for $349 and is available at http://www. smarthome. com (http://www. smarthome. com) and http://www. cyber-rain. com (http://www. cyber-rain. com).

About Cyber-Rain
Founded in 2005, Cyber-Rain is an emerging leader in providing groundbreaking smart sprinkler controller systems to the residential and commercial markets. The Los Angeles-based company is privately owned, and is funded by Momentum Venture Management.
For more information on the company and its products, go to www. cyber-rain. com.

Press Contact: Kathy Kniss, Kathy(at)cleanagency. com, (626) 744-9178 x17


Lorman Education Services Presents Health Reimbursement Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Section 125 Cafeteria Seminar on November 9

Lorman Education Services Presents Health Reimbursement Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Section 125 Cafeteria Seminar on November 9

This "Health Reimbursement Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Section 125 Cafeteria" will provide a walk-through of what an employer has to do EVERY DAY to be in compliance with those confusing and ever-changing laws.

(PRWEB) October 6, 2005

As a business professional, you know that complying with cafeteria plans and COBRA regulations is an important and challenging issue. This comprehensive and dynamic seminar is designed to provide you with a better understanding of the statutory and regulatory framework of these important federal regulations, and will prepare you and your business for meeting compliance requirements to avoid costly penalties. The day will provide a walk-through of what an employer has to do EVERY DAY to be in compliance with those confusing and ever-changing laws.

Peter M. Bjerke started in the insurance and financial industry in 1977, after graduating from the University of Maryland with a B. A. degree with an emphasis in music. He was a general agent for Metropolitan Life for over 18 years and worked in management with New York Life. He is a registered investment advisor and has been licensed in all lines, including property and casualty, for over 20 years. Mr. Bjerke has been active in the industryÂ’s professional organizations, and has completed industry designations including the chartered leadership fellow, the LUTCF and AMTC programs. For many of those years, he served as an industry instructor and moderator. Currently, Mr. Bjerke is a NAIFA, NAHU and SHRM member. On January, 1, 2001, Mr. Bjerke formed The 125Company, Inc., after purchasing a small client group from NCSI, a national flood insurance provider. The 125Company, Inc., was formed to provide first-class service and administrative support to organizations throughout the U. S. The 125Company, Inc., focuses in the pre-tax field, including the administration of FSA/DCAP/HRA/HSA and qualified transportation benefits.

This one-day seminar is designed for human resource and benefits professionals, accountants, controllers, CFOs, payroll managers, presidents, vice presidents, business owners and managers, office managers, insurance professionals, tax managers, financial planners, consultants and attorneys.

To register for this event please click http://www. lorman. com/info/357729 (http://www. lorman. com/info/357729) or please call 866-352-9539 to speak with a Lorman Education customer service representative. Reference number for this event is 18189.


Friday, October 16, 2009

CIGNA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Reach New Agreement

CIGNA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America Reach New Agreement

Recognizing the importance of access, quality and choice for its many customers who have been touched by cancer, CIGNA expands access to all Cancer Treatment Centers of America physicians and facilities.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 13, 2010

Recognizing the importance of access, quality and choice for its many customers who have been touched by cancer, CIGNA has entered into a new agreement that opens the doors to comprehensive, integrative care at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA).

The new agreement, effective recently, provides millions of CIGNA customers nationwide with in-network access to more than 330 physicians across CTCA’s four affiliated cancer treatment facilities. CTCA serves patients with advanced cancer at facilities located in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa and suburban Phoenix.

“Medical decisions are some of the most important decisions we make in our lives,” said Quintin Baytop of Baltimore, Md., a CIGNA customer who is receiving treatment at CTCA. “This is a welcome choice for cancer patients. We need increased access to quality cancer care and more options when it comes to choosing a hospital that is right for each of us.”

The agreement aligns with CIGNA’s longstanding commitment as a champion for consumer choice and high-quality, comprehensive care for its customers.

“Cancer affects a growing population, and we are dedicated to empowering cancer patients and their families with increased choice and access to affordable, quality health care,” said Sue Podbielski, President, CIGNA HealthCare Midwest Markets. “The addition of CTCA to our national network gives CIGNA customers access to a model of care that focuses on the individual needs of cancer patients and improving their quality of life.”

About Cancer Treatment Centers of America
Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) is a national network of hospitals providing a comprehensive, fully integrative approach to cancer treatment. CTCA serves patients with advanced cancer from all 50 states at facilities located in suburban Chicago, Philadelphia, Tulsa and suburban Phoenix. For more information about Cancer Treatment Centers of America, visit http://www. cancercenter. com (http://www. cancercenter. com).

CIGNA (NYSE:CI), a global health service company, is dedicated to helping people improve their health, well being and sense of security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries provide an integrated suite of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance, to approximately 46 million people throughout the United States and around the world. To learn more about CIGNA, visit http://www. cigna. com (http://www. cigna. com). To sign up for email alerts or an RSS feed of company news, log on to http://newsroom. cigna. com/rss/ (http://newsroom. cigna. com/rss/). Also, follow us on Twitter: @cigna and visit CIGNA’s YouTube channel at http://www. youtube. com/cignatv (http://www. youtube. com/cignatv).


Canada: Compare Insurance Rates Instantly Online for Life, Auto and Property Coverage from 29 Leading Canadian Insurance Companies

Canada: Compare Insurance Rates Instantly Online for Life, Auto and Property Coverage from 29 Leading Canadian Insurance Companies

Compare Canadian insurance rates on line in Canada to get the best coverage for your automobile, house or life. The free insurance quote instantly allows you to compare the insurance rate without any obligation or callback. If you like what you see, you initiate contact online or over the phone. It's that simple... and free!

(PRWEB) March 29, 2005

Getting the right insurance coverage for your auto, home or life can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience... until now.

Kanetix and Canadian Credit Center have teamed up to offer Canadians free insurance quotes from 29 leading insurance companies at http://www. Kanetix. ca/CCC_home (http://www. Kanetix. ca/CCC_home). It's the perfect way to compare the insurance rate that is right for you without feeling obligated afterward. You're in control of the quote process from start to finish... and done within five minutes or less.

Auto Insurance Canada

While several provinces offer government automobile insurance, most Canadian provinces and territories require cars to be privately insured. If you live in Ontario, Alberta, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island Newfoundland, Yukon, Northwest Territories or Nunavut, you can get a free car insurance quote at http://www. Kanetix. ca/CCC_auto (http://www. Kanetix. ca/CCC_auto). Just type in your postal code to get started.

Property Insurance Canada

All Canadians with a mortgage on their home are generally required by the lender to maintain a fire insurance policy on the replacement value of the house. This fact is true in all provinces and territories, including British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. To get your free home insurance quote with no obligation or callbacks, visit http://www. Kanetix. ca/CCC_prop (http://www. Kanetix. ca/CCC_prop). Type in your postal code to start and you should be finished in minutes.

Life Insurance Canada

Canadians obtain life insurance policies for a wide variety of reasons. Getting the coverage that is right for you and your loved ones can be much easier, and even cheaper, by enabling you to compare the insurance rate offered by many difference Canadian insurance companies. Start by putting in your postal code at http://www. Kanetix. ca/CCC_life (http://www. Kanetix. ca/CCC_life), then answer a few questions about your age, health, smoking habits, and the amount of coverage you are seeking. In seconds, you will have the insurance choices available to you. If you like what you see, you can contact the insurance company online or over the phone. It's never been easier to compare insurance rates anywhere in Canada.

Canadian Insurance Companies

Governed by the Insurance Institute of Canada and trained by the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Canadian insurance companies operate to assure their customers get the coverage they have purchased. Working with Kanetix to offer competitive direct insurance quotes are 29 progressive Canadian insurance companies, including: AIG Life Insurance Company, Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, Aviva Insurance, AXA Insurance, CAA Insurance, The Canada Life Assurance Company, Chieftain Insurance Company, Citadel General Assurance Company, Desjardins Financial Security, DirectProtect, The Dominion of Canada General Insurance Company, Echelon General Insurance, Economical Mutual Insurance Company, Equitable Life Insurance Company, Industrial Alliance General, Kingsway General Insurance Company, The Maritime Life Assurance Company, Millennium Insurance Corporation, Perth Insurance, Primmum Insurance Company, RBC Insurance, Royal & SunAlliance Canada, Standard Life, State Farm Insurance, Transamerica Life Insurance, Trent Health, Unity Life, Wawanesa Insurance, and York Fire & Casualty Insurance Company. These are some of Canada's most trusted financial institutions, each company offering a variety of progressive products and direct quality customer service.

Competitive insurance companies operate in all Canadian provinces and territories: Alberta (AB), British Columbia (BC), Manitoba (MB), New Brunswick (NB), Newfoundland (NF), Nova Scotia (NS), Ontario (ON), Prince Edward Island (PEI), Quebec (QC), Saskatchewan (SK), as well as Northwest Territories (NWT), Nunavut (NU) and Yukon (YK) offering relevant auto (car, truck, motorcycle), home-property-house and personal term-whole-universal life insurance policies and coverage in Canada. Coverage is also available in all major Canadian cities: Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Halifax, Moncton, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, St. John's, Victoria, Winnipeg and Charlottetown.

For more information about additional Canadian financial products and services in Canada, visit http://www. CanadianCreditCenter. com (http://www. CanadianCreditCenter. com).

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

New York Lead Poisoning Lawyer Comments on Nationwide Recall of Fisher-Price Toys

New York Lead Poisoning Lawyer Comments on Nationwide Recall of Fisher-Price Toys

The Approximately 967,000 Fisher-Price Toys recalled may contain lead paint, which may pose a serious risk to children's health and mental development.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 2, 2007

Today, Fisher-Price Inc., of East Aurora, NY, announced a massive recall of approximately 967,000 toys which may contain high levels of lead paint. This is the second major toy recall (http://www. lpklaw. com/showarticle. php? aid=122) in less than three months, following in the wake of the Thomas the Tank (http://www. lpklaw. com/showarticle. php? aid=105) Engine recall to involve products that may contain lead paint and possibly pose a serious risk to children's health and mental development.

The Fisher-Price recall (http://www. lpklaw. com/showarticle. php? aid=122) encompasses a number of Sesame Street, Dora the Explorer, and other toys that were manufactured between April 19, 2007, and July 6, 2007. A number of these toys potentially containing lead paint may bear a date code ranging between 109-7LF and 187-7LF, which can be found on either the product itself or its packaging materials.

Commenting on the subject of this Fisher-Price recall Alan J. Konigsberg, New York lead poisoning lawyer (http://www. lpklaw. com/showarticle. php? aid=122) and a senior partner at Levy Phillips & Konigsberg, LLP, observed that, "It is vital that parents who are concerned that their children may have become lead poisoned as a result of playing with these Fisher-Price toys, have a venous blood test administered to their affected child to verify the presence and amount of lead in their child's bloodstream."

To learn more about this Fisher-Price recall, please click on the following link to visit website of the website of the Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www. cpsc. gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07257.html (http://www. cpsc. gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml07/07257.html)

For a child, even a small amount of lead-based paint is potentially dangerous if chips, peels, or otherwise create dust and has been ingested or inhaled. Children may also be exposed if they chew or suck on a toy that has been coated in lead paint. Because no quantity of lead is safe in the body, a brief exposure to lead can cause significant adverse effects. Besides learning difficulties, elevated levels of lead in the bloodstream are also associated with behavioral problems such as aggressiveness, destructiveness, and hyperactivity.

For more information about this Fisher-Price recall and lead poisoning liability, please visit lpklaw. com or contact Alan J. Konigsberg, a leading lead poisoning lawyer in New York, at (212) 605-6200 or akonigsberg @ lpklaw. com.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Who Says A Gym Membership Can´t Be Free? Wexer Is Redefining The Fitness Industry

Who Says A Gym Membership Can´t Be Free? Wexer Is Redefining The Fitness Industry

Every industry experiences disruptive innovation at some point, or even multiple times. When this happens a lifecycle reaches an end and a new one begins. It seems the health club industry could be seeing that kind of innovation right now.

Dubai Internet City, United Arab Emirates (PRWEB) June 22, 2009

In only 6 weeks newly launched online health club Wexer (wexer. com (http://www. wexer. com/)) has added members from more than 50 countries. This has made Wexer the second most globally spread health club operator in the world.

Why the overnight success? Founder and CEO Rasmus Ingerslev explains, "From having built a large chain of traditional health clubs I knew that convenience and price are among the most important factors when it comes to motivating anybody who wants to get in shape. This is why Wexer is free to use and can be accessed whenever and wherever you want to work out. The core of Wexer is high quality exercise videos and these are wrapped in a social community that allows you to connect with other members - just like in a real club."

Of course, "there ain't no such thing as a free lunch (http://en. wikipedia. org/wiki/TANSTAAFL)." Wexer´s business model is based on three main sources of revenue; ads on pages and in the exercise videos, upgrades to Pro Memberships (USD 3.95 a month) and commission on products and services sold in the marketplace section of the site.

"Wexer is a volume driven model. We need a lot of active members with a behavior that allows us to make a micro turnover per member. Only 6 weeks into operations it´s still too early to foresee what the metrics will look like at full speed, but we can see that we have the outreach we expected and that our members consider our services valuable," Ingerslev concludes.

Although starting up a new company in the middle of an economic downturn is not what you would call a dream scenario, it might be beneficial for Wexer. A lot of people are currently reconsidering how they spend their money and with a 0-dollar price tag on a gym membership this could be the best possible time to market for Wexer.

Further info:
Rasmus E. Ingerslev, CEO of Wexer (+45 2235 3530)


Washington, DC Area Socialites Betting on 3rd Annual Viva Las Vegas Fundraiser

Washington, DC Area Socialites Betting on 3rd Annual Viva Las Vegas Fundraiser

On Saturday, November 13, 2004, the Joy of Sports Foundation will transform the Almas Temple at 1315 K Street NW in downtown Washington, DC into a high-rolling, big stakes casino for its 3rd Annual Viva Las Vegas event. From 8pm to 2am, the noteworthy affair will simulate a variety of activities and merriment including casino gaming, auctioning and entertainment.

(PRWEB) November 10, 2004

On Saturday, November 13, 2004, the Joy of Sports Foundation will transform the Almas Temple at 1315 K Street NW in downtown Washington, DC into a high-rolling, big stakes casino for its 3rd Annual Viva Las Vegas event. From 8 pm to 2 am, the noteworthy affair will simulate a variety of activities and merriment including casino gaming, auctioning and entertainment.

Attendees partaking in the elaborate affair will have wide-ranging opportunities to see if the odds are in their favor. The night kicks off with an appealing silent auction featuring services and items from the most sought-after venues and companies. Highest bidders will take home valuable items such as Amtrak tickets, restaurant certificates, IS training classes, spa packages, sports memorabilia, airline tickets, vacation get-aways and more. Stan Verret, ESPN’s distinguished sports anchor, will be the event’s master of ceremonies and fashion aficionado Paul Wharton of MTV’s hit series “Made,” will take things up a notch with a lively date auction featuring noted local professionals. The bets don’t stop there; big spenders can make their way to the full casino hall and bet a bundle at blackjack, roulette, stud poker and the money wheel.

Amid the vibrant betting, guests can enjoy the soulful jazz sounds of acclaimed artist Jerome Austrie and his instrumental trio and dance the night away to hit tunes spun by one the areaÂ’s hottest deejays. Throughout the evening, there will be opportunities to win many valuable prizes such as a spectacular Las Vegas vacation, a $250 AMEX gift certificate and DC hotel accommodations. And if that's not enough, fabulous food fare and a cash bar will be available all night long to make the opulent event complete. Additional special guest appearances are expected by famed athletes and political icons, along with business and community leaders.

The event is being hosted in an effort to raise funds for Joy of Sports Foundation's (JSF) programming initiatives and to create a greater community awareness of the organization. JSF is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire at-risk children to grow healthy in body, mind and spirit by teaching them critical life success skills through sports and education. More than 25,000 children have already benefited from our uniquely effective tennis, soccer, and physical play programs. Due to the growing popularity of the event, JSF expects to exceed last yearÂ’s $60,000 fundraising mark. In 2003, more than 400 guests were in attendance; this year's attendance goal is expected to exceed 500. Sponsors include USC/Schieffelin & Co, Miller Brewing Company, Lottery Technologies, Pepsi, DREAM Nightclub, Independence Air and Pearl Restaurant & Lounge.

Viva Las Vegas is JSFÂ’s largest fundraiser of the year. Tickets are $65 in advance, and $75 at the door. VIP tickets are available for $100 and provide access to an all night VIP lounge including an open bar, upgraded catering, a special prize drawing and one-of-a-kind gift bags. For additional details and to purchase tickets, visit http://www. joyofsports. org (http://www. joyofsports. org) or contact the JSF office at 202-548-0185.


JSF's mission is to inspire at-risk children to grow healthy in body, mind, and spirit by teaching them critical life success skills through sports and education. Utilizing a variety of sport-based programs designed to appeal to different age groups and to reach the broadest audience possible, JSF directly serves thousands of at-risk children in the Washington, DC metropolitan area every year. We are honored that our programs have been recognized as models by the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the United States Tennis Association. Additionally, the White House has recognized JSF as a Point of Light in appreciation of the organization's outstanding service to at-risk children.


Free 7 Part Yoga Tutorial Gives Boost to Mental and Physical Health

Free 7 Part Yoga Tutorial Gives Boost to Mental and Physical Health

A free 7-part yoga tutorial is one way in which YogaOnline is reaching those new to the art of yoga. The experienced YogaOnline instructors ensure that both novice and experienced yoga enthusiasts develop the proper breathing techniques and accurately execute the yoga poses. In this way, YogaOnline illustrates its commitment to helping everyone enjoy the mental and physical benefits of yoga for a full and healthy life.

New Plymouth, New Zealand (PRWEB) July 29, 2010

YogaOnline is giving away its 7-part yoga tutorial, free at its website Yoga Online (http://www. yoga. org. nz/) . The tutorial is designed to help new yoga enthusiasts develop proper breathing technique and accurate poses so that they may enjoy the lifelong mental and physical health benefits yoga has to offer.

Yoga is a discipline that has been practiced for many centuries. Although yoga originally began in northern India, its appeal is universal and those interested in practicing yoga have grown in recent decades. In the US alone, there are more than 15 million people who enjoy yoga and even more worldwide.

For some, yoga is their chosen form of exercise and they enjoy the health benefits increased flexibility, strength, and balance. And yet, yoga has a great deal more to offer. According to Webmd. com, "Some studies have suggested that yoga may have a positive effect on learning and memory. Other researchers have been studying whether yoga can slow the aging process, increase a person's sense of self-acceptance, or improve energy levels."

Although yoga has a great deal to offer in terms of improving an individual's mental and physical health, many are unable to enjoy these benefits. For some it is simply a matter of not having the financial resources to regularly participate in a yoga regimen. For others, the challenge is poor form and improper breathing techniques, both of which can hinder a person's ability to enjoy the full health benefits yoga has to offer.

YogaOnline addresses both of these issues by providing free access to its 7-part yoga tutorial. The instructors have years of experience and are extremely knowledgeable. They focus on helping viewers achieve accurate poses and proper breathing techniques. YogaOnline believes that developing good habits and proper technique from the beginning is essential and they are committed to help yoga enthusiasts throughout the world develop excellent technique so that they may enjoy yoga and reap its benefits throughout their entire life.

In addition to the free 7-part yoga tutorial, YogaOnline also offers other free, high quality materials designed to help yoga enthusiasts continue growing in their knowledge and understanding of yoga.

To learn more about the free 7-part yoga tutorial or to read some of the comprehensive material available on all the different types of yoga visit YogaOnline (http://www. yoga. org. nz/)

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Pre-Vent Feeders International Equestrian Festival Event Preview - Festival Ramps Up for its Opening Day September 25, 2010

Pre-Vent Feeders International Equestrian Festival Event Preview - Festival Ramps Up for its Opening Day September 25, 2010

The International Equestrian Festival, a global collaboration bringing the world of horse industry innovation and large-scale events together like never before, takes place September 25 - October 10, 2010. The daily festivities include horse demonstrations, equine celebrity appearances, new product launches, educational seminars, international shopping expo, entertainment and hospitality.

Lexington, KY (PRWEB) September 21, 2010

In the spirit of the proud tradition established by previous host cities, the Pre-Vent Feeders International Equestrian Festival, presented by HRTV, welcomes visitors to downtown Lexington for a celebration worthy of the “Horse Capital of the World.” The Festival, which takes place at the Lexington Convention Center September 25 – October 10, offers something for everyone – from the experienced equestrian to the casual observer. Tickets are available at the door for only $5.

The Pre-Vent Feeders International Equestrian Festival, presented by HRTV, will be bustling with activity from 1 p. m. – 9 p. m. daily. Please visit www. internationalequestrianfestival. com for a complete schedule of events.

The following activities and amenities are available for the entire 16-day Festival:

International Shopping Expo of more than 200 exhibitors

Hollywood Casino Hospitality Atrium - Hollywood Casino promises to dazzle International Equestrian Festival attendees by transforming the Lexington Convention Center Atrium into a star-studded spectacular. The Hollywood Casino Hospitality Atrium features entertainment from the Ultimate 70s and 80s-themed Boogie Nights nightclub; Cher, Madonna, Rod Stewart and other star tribute performances; gaming demonstrations; and daily showings of classic Hollywood movies. Hollywood Casino is also throwing a free and open to the public Opening Night Party on Sunday, September 26 to kick-off the International Equestrian Festival with glitz and glam style.

Ecotrack Park horse demonstrations, presented by Nutrena - Martin Collins Equine Surfaces, the market-leading synthetic footing innovator from Great Britain, is delighted to provide the International Equestrian Festival with its groundbreaking Ecotrack surface for the live horse demonstration area in the festival’s “Ecotrack Park.” Surrounded by the international shopping expo exhibitors, Ecotrack Park, presented by Nutrena, serves as the heart of the Festival’s daily excitement, with more than 120 hours of celebrity presentations, instructional sessions and horse demonstrations.

Educational seminars – The International Equestrian Festival Seminar Series offers educational insights from respected equine professionals and leaders. Several seminars are held each day during the Festival, covering a wide variety of topics. Seminars are free with paid admission to the Festival.

Equestrian celebrities – include internationally respected trainer and clinician Julie Goodnight; acclaimed trainer and author Monty Roberts; Mark Peterson and Dusty, America’s smartest horse; rider biomechanics expert Colleen Kelly; and Hollywood horse trainer Rex Peterson.

“Celebrating the Equine Spirit” parade – Horse Capital Productions and the International Equestrian Festival are the main feature of the city’s parade, held on September 26 beginning at 6 p. m.

Show floor broadcasts by HRTV, who is introducing their new programming format at the Festival, and Horse Radio Network and WTVQ – ABC 36

Horse breed and association appreciation days and demonstrations

Country Music by Templeton Thompson

Thoroughbred horse farm tours (additional fee applies)

Lexington Convention & Visitors Bureau tourist services

Segway rides by Segway of Paducah

Chance to win great prizes!

The 2010 Pre-Vent Feeders International Equestrian Festival presented by HRTV (September 25 – October 10, 2010), is a Horse Capital Productions event sponsored by Pre-Vent Feeders, HRTV, ABC-36 television, The UPS Store, Nutrena, Hollywood Casino, Bayer Animal Health, Martin Collins International, Spoga Horse, Kraft Brothers Inc., Segway of Paducah and Julie Goodnight, with partnerships including Eastern Kentucky University and the Kentucky Horse Council, and support from Horse Radio Network. Horse Capital Productions, which also runs the Kentucky horse farm tours online ticketing system www. HorseCapitalTours. com, is based in Lexington, the heart of Kentucky bluegrass horse country, and operates under the philosophy of doing what is right for the horse, the community and the sport of horses. Horse Capital Productions, LLC and the International Equestrian Festival are not sponsors or affiliates of the 2010 Alltech World Equestrian Games.

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MedSurge Advances and Osyris Gain FDA Clearance for New Laser Assisted Lipolysis Device

MedSurge Advances and Osyris Gain FDA Clearance for New Laser Assisted Lipolysis Device

MedSurge Advances and Osyris gain FDA Clearance for minimally invasive laser assisted lipolysis device.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 27, 2008

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance for a new laser assisted lipolysis device for the reduction of localized fat deposits and skin contraction. The MedSurge Advances (MSA) technology known as Lipotherme™ is a 980 nm continuous wave diode laser that can be adjusted from 6 watts to 25 watts of power.

Laser assisted lipolysis is a minimally-invasive procedure wherein a patented cannula is inserted into the fat followed by the firing of a controlled laser which emulsifies adipocytes (fat cells). Significant reductions in targeted areas of the body are immediately evident. Additionally, heat generated by the procedure results in noticeable skin contraction. The procedure is ideal for treating the face, chin, back, abdomen, arms, inner thighs and upper knees.

Noted New York physician, Dr. Steven Victor, has an A-list clientele and is the first US physician to use the device. Dr. Victor states: "I've been doing laser assisted lipolysis procedures for years using a competitive laser and I am truly amazed at the performance and results of MedSurge's device. Its adjustable and increased power allows me to perform procedures faster and its thicker fiber prevents downtime during procedures. Hands down, this is the best laser lipo device currently on the market. We see better results and have happier patients."

MedSurge Advances, the nation's largest independent provider of aesthetic medicine products and services to physicians, has exclusive rights to market the device in the US. Osyris, a cutting-edge French manufacturer of lasers for healthcare and industrial applications, developed Lipotherme for the European market and is now delighted to have partnered with MSA to introduce it to the US.

MedSurge Advances will be holding laser lipolysis training workshops located in various locations throughout the US. Workshops will be taught by Dr. Victor and other physicians currently using Lipotherme.

Media Inquiries
For media inquiries, please contact Rob Huckels at 214.540.3807 or rhuckels@medsurgeadvances. com.

About MedSurge Advances
Based in Dallas, MedSurge Advances helps physicians across the United States build and manage their practices in aesthetic medicine, one of the fastest-growing healthcare segments. Since its founding in 2002, MedSurge Advances has provided technology and business resources for more than 330 physicians in 42 states who have started stand-alone businesses or added aesthetic procedures to their existing practices. For more information, contact MedSurge Advances at 972.720.0425, or visit www. medsurgeadvances. com.

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'Go Wild' When Choosing Seafood This Holiday Season

'Go Wild' When Choosing Seafood This Holiday Season

Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics Offers Tips on Selecting the Best Tasting, Most Nutritious Fish

Bellingham, Wash. (PRWEB) November 13, 2008

As the holiday season approaches, Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics (http://www. vitalchoice. com), a to-your-door provider of premium wild Alaskan salmon and other carefully selected wild, certified-organic and kosher foods, offers consumers a how-to guide in selecting the best tasting, most nutritious and environment-friendly salmon for holiday meals.

Choose wild over farmed
You've likely heard wild salmon is preferable to farmed. But why? The short answer is that wild salmon is a better choice for both people and the planet. It grows naturally so has a healthier nutrient profile, and is free of the artificial chemicals and colorants used to grow farmed salmon. Farmed salmon is raised in pens, which makes it vulnerable to parasites and disease. Because of this, it's treated with pesticides and more antibiotics per pound than any other livestock.

Wild salmon is sustainably harvested and endorsed as a "best seafood choice" by reputable health experts and environmental organizations.

Unfortunately, farmed salmon is often mislabeled as wild. Don't be fooled – look for the following indicators to ensure you're "going wild":
Salmon farming is illegal in Alaska, so fresh, frozen and canned salmon labeled "Alaskan" is always wild Conversely, any salmon labeled "Atlantic," "Scottish," "Norwegian," "Chilean" or "New Zealand" is farmed Regional origin and the specific type of wild salmon (species) is often omitted by those mislabeling farmed salmon. Be mindful of generic terms such as "Pacific salmon," or "wild salmon": look for specifics, such as "Alaskan king salmon" or "Alaskan sockeye salmon" Wild salmon is usually available fresh (as opposed to frozen) during the spring and summer months. If you see fresh salmon labeled "wild" other times, beware Wild salmon will generally be darker orange and have less distinctive white fat lines than farmed

Salmon dos and don'ts
Follow these simple rules for finding and preparing the best salmon possible:

Do purchase flash-frozen and vacuum-sealed wild salmon when fresh is out of season Don't overcook your salmon. Wild salmon is leaner than farmed and cooks more quickly, so take extra care for optimal results. Beware of white fat "puddles" on the surface of the fish – this is a sign of overcooking. This healthy fat should remain in the fish, as it adds to the natural rich flavor and moist, delicate texture. Do be willing to spend more. While farmed salmon may be considerably cheaper, it's loaded with hidden nutritional and environmental costs. Don't purchase salmon from just anyone. Be sure that you're getting authentic sustainably harvested seafood by purchasing from reputable companies, such as Vital Choice, or others whose salmon carries the http://newsletter. vitalchoice. com/e_article000296352.cfm? x= (http://newsletter. vitalchoice. com/e_article000296352.cfm? x=),,w, w,w [Marine Stewardship Council eco-label].

"When it comes to wild seafood, there are many things consumers must be aware of in terms of quality and freshness," said Vital Choice founder and president Randy Hartnell (http://www. vitalchoice. com/about. cfm). "To the naked eye, one piece of fish may look just like another, but if it has thawed for too long or been exposed to too much air and light, the taste and nutritional value quickly diminish. Paying careful attention and studying the labels can insure you get what you pay for and enjoy a great tasting, highly nutritious meal."

For more information on the health and taste benefits of wild salmon, visit www. vitalchoice. com.

About Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics
Before founding Vital Choice in 2001, Northwest Washington native Randy Hartnell spent more than 20 years as a commercial fisherman in Alaska. Today, he is an active advocate for wild fisheries and ecological sustainability, and Vital Choice is a trusted source for convenient home delivery of the world's finest wild Alaskan seafood and organic fare. All Vital Choice foods are among the purest available and guaranteed sustainably harvested from healthy, well-managed organic farms and wild fisheries. The company's products are recognized for their superior taste and health benefits, and are endorsed by leading health and wellness experts, including physicians specializing in nutrition, pediatrics, and integrative health care.


Monday, October 12, 2009

Roevin Translation Services Joins Translation Steering Group

Roevin Translation Services Joins Translation Steering Group

Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme set to assist entry into the translation profession.

Birmingham, UK (PRWEB) September 23, 2006

Roevin Translation Services (www. roevin. co. uk/translation (http://www. roevin. co. uk/translation)), a leading language translation company with a global network of translation experts, today announced their participation in the Steering Group for the "Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme", a pilot scheme which aims to offer MA students in Translation Studies a high quality structured work placement within a professional translation organisation.

The Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme hopes to secure funding as part of a forthcoming proposal for support to the Department for Education and Skills Gateways Development Fund. The proposal, to be submitted by CILT, the national centre for languages, covers four strands of work designed to improve recruitment and retention into the professions, including the translation profession.

As well as CILT, members of the Steering Group include the Association of Translation Companies, the Universities of Aston, Salford, Leeds, Westminster, Imperial College (University of London) and London Metropolitan University as well as five translation companies, including Roevin.

The DfES report "Languages for All: Languages for Life" outlines some of the issues affecting language learning in England which could impact on the translation profession, and presents the government's strategy for transforming language learning in England.

A statement from the Chair following the July 2006 meeting of the G8 leaders in St Petersburg, identified languages as a 'critical area' of education for the 21st century.

"We shall facilitate wider use of information and communication technologies, enhance standards in mathematics, science, technology and foreign languages, and support the engagement of highly qualified teachers in these critical areas"

Some issues which are affecting the translation profession include:

a decline in numbers of students taking languages at A - level (fewer than 5% of the total entries) a lack of students studying language to degree level and beyond (fewer than 3% of students enrolled on first degree courses studying language subjects in 2000/1) a shortage of modern language teachers at secondary level a skills gap between new university graduates and employment opportunities in the global economy.

The impact of these issues is that there is likely to be an acute shortage of native English speaking translators in the future and those who do graduate in translation studies are not necessarily "work ready".

Measures proposed in the DfES report include increasing the number of Specialist Language Colleges, using ICT to raise the quality of teaching materials and working with higher education institutions to promote the advantages of taking courses which include languages. Another measure is to introduce foreign language classes into every primary school by 2010. Pilot schemes have been very successful and provide evidence that young children, encouraged in a positive manner, are receptive to learning new languages.

Roevin, sponsor of the awards for "Achievement in Translation" for undergraduates and "Excellence in Translation" for postgraduates, at Aston and Salford Universities, is committed to promoting excellence in the field of translation studies and improving links between higher education institutions and the commercial world. By offering high quality structured work placements for postgraduate students through the Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme, Roevin hopes to help raise the profile of the translation industry and help bridge the gap between education and the commercial world.

About Roevin Translation Services

Roevin offers language translation services, localisation, multilanguage desktop publishing and interpreting services to global organisations in a wide range of fields including mechanical engineering, healthcare, control and instrumentation, legal, financial, industrial and consumer electronics and process manufacturing. Roevin offers translation services in over 100 language pairs with French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese translations currently the most commonly requested. The company is respected for tight turnaround times, accuracy and their professional experience in a wide range of publishing formats.

Visit Roevin's website for an immediate online estimate, a more formal quotation or to obtain further details on all their translation services.

For more information, please contact:

Gail Owen

Roevin Translation Services

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