Thursday, October 31, 2002

Complete GUIDE to Making Money Taking Online Paid Surveys!

Complete GUIDE to Making Money Taking Online Paid Surveys!

This guide will help you to get started on the path to making $thousands per month taking online paid surveys.

(PRWEB) July 18, 2004

Global marketing is big business - every year companies spend billions of dollars on market research (a. k.a. paid surveys) and advertising. For this reason your opinions are extremely valuable, with companies willing to pay top dollar for your opinions on a wide range of goods and services by offering paid online surveys.

Whether you are male or female, employed or look after the family home, student, grandparent...etc. There are paid surveys available for everyone - after all we are all consumers of one product or another. The only restriction that applies is that you usually to be over 18.

Market research companies are specialists in conducting studies and paid surveys and are commissioned by large corporations to find out consumer opinions on their products and services.

The Process

Market research companies collect personal profile data from people like you and me and then try to match with the profile required for a particular paid online survey, for example women over 40 that use a particular dieting product. When a request is received for a study, and you match the profile, then you are invited to take the survey.

Very often when selecting people for a paid online survey, the first stage is a screening questionnaire which ensures you fit the bill. So please be honest with your profile, you will be found out and may be excluded from future invitations.

After registering with a market research company, and entering your profile data you will either be given a user name and password that you need to use on the paid survey website to check for invitations to take part in paid online surveys, or you will be emailed with invitations.


There are a number of ways in which your participation in paid surveys will be rewarded. Each market research company is slightly different, but typically offer a mixture of:

Cash, either by check or Paypal, Entry into sweepstake for cash and other prizes, Points which can be turned into cash or products and services, Vouchers (e. g. Amazon and phone cards).

The website of the market research company will provide more details, and typically the exact reward is notified to you with the invitation to participate.

The reward value also varies and usually is based upon the duration and type of paid survey. Focus groups pay more than paid online surveys, and the more time spent equals a greater reward. Cash rewards for paid surveys range from about $5 up to as high as $99, and rewards for focus groups range from about $25 up to as much as $250. Sweepstake entries can go as high as $50,000!

What I would point out is that one market research company may invite you to participate in (from my experience) 1-10 paid online surveys per month. So it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that if you want a large monthly paycheck, you need to register with lots of companies issuing paid surveys. I personally have registered with over 200 companies and receive more invitations than I have time to complete. I set aside about 3 hours per day between school runs, and cherry pick the ones with the biggest rewards.

So how big is my monthly paycheck going to be?

First of all let me start off by telling you that you are not going to become a millionaire overnight! \ This opportunity represents steady, regular income that is influenced by:

How much time you are willing to set aside to complete paid online surveys and participate in focus groups, How many market research companies you are registered with, Your personal profile (paid surveys are directed at people who are likely to have an opinion about a product or service), How lucky you are with sweepstakes.

There are people who have this as their main source of income and regularly get $thousand's per month, and others that supplement their household income by spending a couple of hours week completing paid online surveys.

Quite simply the choice is yours.

Lets do a quick calculation as a way of illustration:

If you register with 10 companies, and each on average sends you 5 invitations per month, for a modest $5 per paid survey. 10 x 5 x $5 = $250 per month.

If each paid online survey takes on average 10 mins to complete - that about 1 days work per month for $250. Not too bad.

If on the other hand you register with 100 companies, and each on average sends you 5 invitations per month, for $5 per paid survey. 100 x 5 x $5 = $2500 per month.

In this case it would be about 3 hours / day throughout the month.

$2500 for 3 hours a day....I think you get the picture.


Create a Question and Answer Sheet

As I started the registration process for paid surveys I found that (not surprisingly) the same questions came up time and time again. In fact I lost count of the number of times I asked my husband "so what's our internet connection speed again?". To save time, I eventually created a question sheet with answers to the popular questions that I could easily refer to. My advice to you is to create a similar question and answer sheet before you start registering for paid online surveys, that covers the following questions:

Household annual income Bank accounts Credit cards Store cards Operating system (e. g. Windows ME) Internet connection speed (e. g. broadband or dial-up 56kbps) Internet service provider Time spent online per week Search engines used

Setup a New Email Address for Paid Online Surveys

Most market research companies contact you via email. I would strongly advise you to setup a separate email address specifically to receive notification of paid surveys. This keeps it separate from your personal mail, but more importantly helps you become disciplined at checking for new paid online surveys because they won't be mixed in with other stuff.


Decide in advance what time you are going to set aside, and produce a timetable for completing the registration process. It can take anywhere from 5 minutes to 30 minutes to complete the registration process for 1 company. So if you set aside 2 hours a day, I would expect that you could register with 60-80 paid surveys market research companies in a week. Keep a detailed record of whom you have registered with so you don't waste time repeating yourself.

Finally, don't let yourself become distracted from registering with new market research companies as you start to receive paid surveys. You may not have yet found all the market research companies that are perfect for you, so keep going!

Prepare a Registration Log

Each market research company will work in a slightly different way. Some will create a user name and password for you; others will allow you to specify one. Some will issue your details during registration; others will email you with the details. In some cases you will need to reply to an email from the market research company before your account is activated and you start receiving paid online surveys.

My advice to you is that you need to keep a log of the process you follow, noting down pertinent information like user names and password, and most importantly how you will be notified of invitations to take part in paid online surveys.

Plan to Register with as Many Paid Survey Companies as Possible

If your aim is to generate a high return in cash and rewards, then sign up with as many or all the companies in the Database at http://Survey-Pay. com (http://Survey-Pay. com).

Use Roboform

You should download the software called Roboform. Its a great form filling tool which integrates into your browser and automates a lot of the form filling by auto completing most of the details you need to enter online - name, address..... It even remembers all the user names and passwords that you end up creating! I can personally testify to how useful it is. Best of all its available for free download, directly from their website, www. roboform. com.


Make a Timetable

And stick to it. As discussed in Page 2, market research companies work in different ways. Using the log created during the registration process you will be able to create a timetable for logging into your accounts to check for availability of paid surveys and paid online surveys, e. g. Monday check companies A, B & C, Tuesday check companies D, E & F etc.

Try to make sure you login at least once a week to those companies that don't notify you by email about paid surveys to make sure you don't miss out - remember all opportunities have an expiry date!

This also goes for email, market research companies tend to send out more invitations to take part in paid online surveys than they actually need. This is because they expect a certain percentage of invitees not to respond. When the company has received enough responses then the paid survey will close and they won't accept any more. So check your email regularly.

Get the Balance Right

As paid online surveys and invitations to focus groups arrive, you will begin to have the luxury of choosing those companies that best suit your individual circumstances. For example you may prefer the reward schemes that offer more sweepstake opportunities, or perhaps those that offer regular, consistent cash rewards.

Over time select the set of companies that enable you to balance your personal time with time spent on paid surveys and focus groups, whilst maintaining a healthy cash flow.

Have Fun and Make Money!

You are providing a very valuable service that will shape products and services in the future. You should be proud of what you are doing whilst having some fun at the same time!

I hope you have found this paid online surveys guide informative and I wish you much SUCCESS!

Kidney Cancer Alliance Takes Action!

Kidney Cancer Alliance Takes Action!

Members Urged to Take Action Now to Increase Research Funding

(PRWEB) May 24, 2004

Members of the Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) have joined One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) in urging Congress to take action to cure kidney cancer and other deadly diseases by significantly increasing federal funding for programs that benefit cancer patients and their families.

KCA Volunteer Governmental Affairs Committee Chair, Sarah Wise, says in Fiscal Year 2005, Congress should take action to provide:

• $30.25 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) ($2.37 billion increase). We appreciate the Congressional and Presidential commitment to privatizing research on health matters, demonstrated by the five year commitment to double the NIH budget. While appreciative of the hard work that went into achieving last year's 3% increase at NIH, KCA is concerned that dramatic drops in investment at NIH may halt promising research. Therefore, we are supporting the cancer community request of an 8.5% increase for NIH in FY2005.

• $6.2 billion for the National Cancer Institute (NCR ($1.5 billion increase), in order to fully fund the NCI Director's Bypass Budget. The Bypass Budget is presented annually to Congress by the NCI Director and details the resources necessary to accelerate our progress against cancer. Cancer research needs to be a top priority, as it remains a leading cause of death in the U. S. We believe that Congress should fully fund the critical programs in the NCI Director's Bypass Budget, which offers the best chance for those diagnosed with cancer and our best chance to win the war on cancer.

• $207.88 million for the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) ($16.28 million increase) to enable the Center to fulfill its important mission, particularly as it concerns the disproportionate Incidence, morbidity, and mortality that cancer has in many racial and ethnic minority populations.

• $205 million for the Nurse Reinvestment Act/Nursing Workforce Programs at the Health Services and Resources Administration (HRSA) ($62.2 million increase). These programs are designed to attract and retain qualified nurses to address the current and projected shortages in the profession.

• $25 million for National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Comprehensive cancer control is an integrated and coordinated approach to reducing cancer's impact through prevention, early detection, treatment, rehabilitation, pain control and end-of-life care. The program supports states and tribes with funding and technical assistance to implement comprehensive cancer control activities and programs.

• $65 million for National Program of Cancer Registries at the CDC. The program supports registries in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and 3 territories with funding, technical assistance, standards for data collection and use, training and support for establishing computerized reporting and data processing systems.

Patients, their families, physicians, and researchers, can take action to cure kidney cancer by joining the Kidney Cancer Alliance (www. KidneyCancerAlliance. org). Members will receive a free DVD training video for new advocates and a periodic newsletter from the Kidney Cancer Association (www. nkca. org).

Wednesday, October 30, 2002

My Fitness Warehouse to Give Away Portable Gym for On-the-Go Exercise During the Holidays

My Fitness Warehouse to Give Away Portable Gym for On-the-Go Exercise During the Holidays

In anticipation of the upcoming holiday season, online fitness equipment retailer My Fitness Warehouse is holding a drawing to give away one Around-the-Door Web Strap Portable Gym.

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) November 1, 2006 –-

With the holiday season fast approaching, online retailer My Fitness Warehouse plans to make the health and fitness goals of one lucky person just a bit easier this month. The company will give away a portable gym system centered around PrePak Products' Around-the-Door Web Strap, a clever anchoring device that makes exercising with resistance tubing or bands a breeze.

The Around-the Door Web Strap Portable Gym consists of the following items: one Around-the-Door Web Strap, which attaches easily to most standard doors and provides up to fifteen anchor points for exercise devices; five resistance levels of TheraBand tubing, complete with handles; an ExerBand Fitness Bar; a stretching device; and instructional materials. The suggested retail value of the complete system is $152.50.

The system is lightweight and ideal for travel – whether taken on a business trip, a holiday getaway, or an extended stay with the in-laws. It can be set up or taken down in minutes, and with anchor points for exercise devices ranging from floor height to the top of a door, a full-body resistance workout is easily within reach.

The contest to give away this system ends November 30, 2006, and is open to U. S. residents. Visitors to the My Fitness Warehouse website can sign up by clicking the contest link visible on every page. The contest sign-up page can be accessed directly at http://www. myfitnesswarehouse. com/contest. php (http://www. myfitnesswarehouse. com/contest. php)

About My Fitness Warehouse

My Fitness Warehouse is an online retailer of exercise and fitness equipment, including a full line of resistance tubing, accessory devices, and massage creams from PrePak Products.


Therese Vannier

My Fitness Warehouse

(310) 339-3481

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


Tuesday, October 29, 2002

The University of Chicago Selects e-Builder Project Management Software to Improve Capital Project Delivery

The University of Chicago Selects e-Builder Project Management Software to Improve Capital Project Delivery

The University of Chicago, one of the nation's leading research universities, has selected e-Builder Enterprise as the single, integrated project information system to manage and control capital project costs.

Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) June 28, 2010

e-Builder, provider of integrated capital program and project management software (http://www. e-builder. net/capital-project-management-software) announced today that the University of Chicago, one of the nation's leading research universities, has selected e-Builder Enterprise as the single, integrated project information system to manage and control capital project costs. The University of Chicago's Capital Improvements Team will also leverage the integrated business process automation engine to streamline and standardize a broad range of processes.

The Award-Winning e-Builder (http://www. e-builder. net) Enterprise will allow the Facilities Services Team to more efficiently manage budget approvals, contract approvals, payment applications, project issues, RFIs, change management, submittals, and more. Structured processes will help the Facilities Services team control project costs and enable faster responses to project issues that could increase the risks for delays and cost overruns. Integration with Crystal Reports will provide more flexibility in the creation of reports and dashboards to increase visibility into status reports.

The desire for a common tool to manage complex plans and projects was among the motivating factors behind its selection of a single comprehensive project management solution. The University's current projects range from infrastructure and building envelope upgrades to the construction of major new research, academic and student life facilities.

The University evaluated several solutions but selected e-Builder because it provided the most intuitive interface, a sophisticated business process automation engine, milestone tracking and cost management functionality that focuses on the owner's perspective. Boyd Black, Assistant Vice President for Capital Project Delivery at the University of Chicago, said the University has a commitment to excellence that transcends all campus activities.

"Implementation of e-Builder is a significant step in satisfying that expectation of excellence in capital project management, helping us to engage our designers and contractors in a structured process, reduce duplication of effort and more efficiently deliver projects," Black said.

Jonathan N. Antevy, e-Builder co-Founder and CEO, said, "We're excited to have the University of Chicago on Board. Their approach to capital project management is in line with other forward-looking organizations that understand Excel spreadsheets are not the most effective way of managing project information. It also exemplifies their commitment to leadership in all aspects, from academics to planning, building, and operations of their facilities."

About the University of Chicago
Located on 211 acres in the community of Hyde Park on Chicago's South Side, the University of Chicago contributes to and draws from the strength and diversity of this world-class metropolis. From ancient history to economics, from computation to biological sciences, the University of Chicago is one of the world's leading centers for intellectual inquiry, research and education. The University and the two national laboratories it manages produce over $1.25 billion a year in research. The University operates a medical center with internationally renowned programs in cancer biology, immunology, and gastrointestinal diseases. The University also offers top-ranked graduate and professional programs in business, law, medicine, and social service administration.

About e-Builder
E-Builder is the leading provider of fully integrated capital program and project management software (http://www. e-builder. net/capital-project-management-software) for top facility owners and companies that act on their behalf. The company's flagship product, e-Builder Enterprise, improves capital project execution resulting in increased productivity and quality, reduced cost, and faster project delivery. Since 1995, e-Builder's technology leadership and construction industry focus has provided thousands of global companies, government agencies, and healthcare and educational institutions managing billions of dollars in capital programs with solutions to improve the plan, build and operate lifecycle. The company is privately held and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For more information, visit www. e-Builder. net.

For more information on the University of Chicago's use of e-Builder Enterprise, contact Sergio Aranda at (954) 556-6717 or e-mail saranda@e-builder. net.


Saturday, October 26, 2002

Lanmark Group Promotes Andrew Rusin To Senior Account Executive

Lanmark Group Promotes Andrew Rusin To Senior Account Executive

Lanmark Group promotes Andrew Rusin to senior account executive.

Eatontown, NJ (PRWEB) January 1, 2006

Lanmark Group, a full-service healthcare advertising, marketing, and communications agency, recently announced the promotion of Andrew Rusin to senior account executive.

Previously, Rusin held the position of account executive at Lanmark Group. In his new position, Rusin will be responsible for supervising all account efforts for major Lanmark clients such as Johnson & Johnson, DentalEZ, GE Healthcare Financial Services, HPSC, and Sirona Dental Systems. He will be responsible for the overall day-to-day development, service, and profitability of assigned accounts. Rusin is also an active member of Lanmark Group’s new business development team. This is Rusin’s first promotion in his second year at Lanmark.

“It is with great pleasure that I announce the well-deserved promotion of Andy to senior account executive,” said Christine Simpson, Lanmark Group CEO. “Andy has assisted in the successful management and growth of multiple Lanmark flagship accounts including the introduction of Sirona inLab’s CAD/CAM technology. Most importantly, Andy is extremely personable, accessible, and well-liked by all our clients.”

Before joining Lanmark Group, Rusin was an account associate for Manning, Selvage & Lee, based in New York, where he supported several major public relations campaigns for Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline. Rusin currently resides in Belford and holds a B. A. in Communications from the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

About Lanmark Group

Founded in 1977 and located in Eatontown, New Jersey, Lanmark Group is an award-winning, full-service advertising and marketing agency specializing in the healthcare fields. The company’s client roster includes Ansell Healthcare, Darby Group Companies, DentalEZ Group, Heraeus Kulzer, Johnson & Johnson, OraPharma, Sirona, Suni Medical Imaging, Sunstar Butler and Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company. Accolades include the 2005 MarCom Creative Award, The AGC 63rd Annual Graphic Arts Award, and the New Jersey Business Marketing Association’s 2004 Judges Recognition Award. Lanmark also ranked 13th in NJBiz Magazine’s “Best Place to Work in New Jersey” survey in 2005. For more information, visit www. lanmarkgroup. com.

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Friday, October 25, 2002

MyFax UK Website Wins Web Marketing Association 2007 WebAward: Internet fax provider recognized for outstanding achievement in website development

MyFax UK Website Wins Web Marketing Association 2007 WebAward: Internet fax provider recognized for outstanding achievement in website development

MyFax(TM), the leading business Internet fax service, has earned the prestigious 2007 WebAward from the Web Marketing Association for its new UK website. The site was acknowledged in the B2B Standard of Excellence category for outstanding achievement in website development. The competition consists of 96 industry categories where each website is judged against other websites in the same category.

OTTAWA (PRWEB) October 10, 2007

 According to the Web Marketing Association, this top honor "is like the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval or Motor Trend Car of the Year. It demonstrates to the world that the highest standards have been met for your Web site."

Launched in 2007, the MyFax UK website was designed to introduce Internet fax services targeted to both the small business and home office market and to the corporate business market in the UK. The site boasts simple to implement services and easy to access information while providing immediate, online trials, demos and purchases. www. myfax. uk. com also offers a myriad of educational information, from downloads of case studies, buyers guide tips, specific to audience interest.

"The recognition of MyFax's commitment to customers in the UK, Europe and throughout the world is very important to our international team," said Joseph Nour, CEO of Protus IP Solutions, the provider of MyFax. "Knowing our UK website is an award winner signals that our aggressive plan for worldwide expansion is on track for success."

In addition to the UK, MyFax's international rollout includes local phone numbers for cities in France, Italy, the Netherlands, Finland, and Denmark. MyFax also offers a "free faxing zone" to 39 countries in Europe, N. American and Asia.

About MyFax

MyFax is the fastest growing Internet fax service used by individuals, small, medium and large businesses to send and receive faxes using existing email accounts or the web. MyFax offers services in North America and Europe, including the United Kingdom to industries recognized among the fastest growing adopters of internet fax including finance, insurance, real estate, healthcare, transportation and government. More than 10,000 new customers subscribe to MyFax each month. Additional information is available at www. myfax. com and www. myfax. uk. com.

NAHI Members Deploy to Gulf Coast to Assist with Relief Effort

NAHI Members Deploy to Gulf Coast to Assist with Relief Effort

Members of the National Association of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NAHI) have been helping with the recovery efforts in the areas hit hardest by hurricane Katrina. Wind and water damage is severe for both homeowners and business owners, and moisture intrusion problems raise health concerns. A qualified home inspector can identify and evaluate these issues.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) October 29, 2005

The National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) now has Members working under FEMA to perform habitability inspections in the Mississippi Gulf Coast area damaged by Hurricane Katrina. The inspection reports are required as part of the FEMA claim process. In addition, NAHI members are also working with non-profit organizations in the relief and recovery efforts.

Andrew Haslett, a NAHI Member from Elizabethtown, Kentucky has been in Louisiana for the last several weeks. He typically performs 10-12 FEMA inspections a day. He said that some of the homes on higher ground are in better shape than others. He has been living in a FEMA tent city for the last 3 weeks.

NAHI Member Everett Rawlings was in D’iberville, Mississippi as part of the relief effort and was shocked by the amount of damage he saw. “D’iberville, which is near Biloxi, didn’t have the high winds that other areas had,” said Rawlings. “But it did have a storm surge of 25 to 30 ft. which flooded most of the homes in the area. The homes had extensive water damage as well as mud and debris in the flooded rooms.”

NAHI Member Claude McGavic was in Slidell, LA and saw that many of the homes had little that was salvageable. “Many of the homes had both wind and water damage to the extent that they will have to be stripped to the studs before they can be rebuilt. It’s a sad situation for both homeowners and businesses in the area,” said McGavic.

With the recent heavy rains and severe weather in the Gulf States, moisture intrusion issues may be a problem for many homeowners. The most common means of moisture intrusion noted by home inspectors are through the following avenues: gaining entry through the basement or foundation; worn roof coverings; deteriorated roof vent flashing serving both plumbing fixtures and mechanical equipment; improperly installed or worn chimney flashing; and doors and windows that have not been properly weather sealed. Plumbing and drainage problems can escalate into health issues as molds can grow on virtually any substance when moisture is present. Homeowners need to identify the source of the leaks and make sure the affected areas are dried out. A qualified home inspector can help identify these issues.

To locate a qualified inspector near you, call NAHI at (800) 448-3942, or visit their website at www. NAHI. org. Since 1987, NAHI, a non-profit voluntary membership organization has been providing education, training, and support services to the real estate inspection industry and to the public. Inspectors must adhere to NAHI's Code of Ethics and follow the Standards of Practice developed by the association.


Thursday, October 24, 2002

Stagecoach Expands Icomera Wi-Fi on Board UK Bus Fleets

Stagecoach Expands Icomera Wi-Fi on Board UK Bus Fleets

UK's leading transport provider deploys Moovbox passenger Internet access on multiple new routes.

Sittingbourne Kent (PRWEB) July 7, 2009

Icomera AB, the world's leading provider of cellular broadband gateways, has announced that Stagecoach Group plc, one of the UK's largest transport operators, has expanded its in-vehicle Wi-Fi services for passengers across multiple fleets in Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Wales. Stagecoach already utilizes Icomera's award-winning Moovbox M200 Mobile Broadband Gateway to provide mobile Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity to passengers at speeds up to several megabits per second on bus services in London, Oxfordshire and Scotland.

As part of a Government-funded £116m scheme to bring better transportation to Cambridgeshire, Stagecoach has launched a fleet of twenty new state-of-the-art vehicles to operate on the longest and greenest guided busway in the world. Commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council, the 25km (16 mile) guided busway will provide a frequent, reliable, sustainable and attractive public transport alternative to driving between St Ives and Cambridge.

"This is a major investment by Stagecoach in a project that we believe will bring significant economic, transport and environmental benefits to the Cambridgeshire region," said Les Warneford, Managing Director of Stagecoach UK Bus. "The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway will improve access to jobs, education, healthcare and shopping for local people. By using 100% biofuel and equipping the vehicles with hi-spec features such as leather seats and Wi-Fi, we believe we will be able to attract current car users to a significantly greener, smarter travel option."

Concurrently Stagecoach has invested over £3.5m in seventeen new Moovbox-equipped coaches on the X5 route servicing towns between Cambridge, Milton Keynes and Oxford. "The new coaches boast greener engines, leather seats, free Wi-Fi, power sockets, air-conditioning and access for wheelchair users", said Tony Cox, Managing Director of Stagecoach East. "Commuters will love the free Wi-Fi and power sockets, meaning they can start work as soon as they get on the coach."

In South Wales, Stagecoach has launched a new £2m fleet equipped with Wi-Fi Internet access to allow passengers to check their e-mails and surf the web. The seventeen ADL/MAN Enviro 300 buses hi-tech buses will operate the X4 service from Hereford to Cardiff via Abergavenny, Blaenau Gwent, Merthyr Tydfil and Pontypridd, with Internet access provided by the Icomera Moovbox available throughout the journey.

The Moovbox M200 Mobile Broadband Gateway acts as a bridge between a vehicle and high-speed cellular data networks including 3G/HSPA, EV-DO and WiMAX, providing Wi-Fi access and an Ethernet-based local area network (LAN) for connecting on-board systems such as CCTV and passenger information systems. The M200 also has integrated GPS receiver for real-time automatic vehicle location (AVL) via the web-based MoovManage service. Stagecoach will be utilizing the Vodafone's next-generation HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) 3G network to provide Moovbox connectivity.

About Icomera AB
Established in 1999, Icomera is the world's leading provider of cellular broadband gateways delivering Internet connectivity for passenger transport, public safety and enterprise applications. Icomera technology bridges wide-area cellular networks such as 3G/HSPA and WiMAX with local Wi-Fi and Ethernet access. Icomera's award-winning Moovbox devices are deployed on rail, road and sea serving millions of Wi-Fi connections, and providing real-time high-speed access for fleet tracking and mission critical on-board systems. Icomera reported over 3.7 million sessions by over one million passengers in the twelve months to October 31st 2008 on its in-vehicle Moovbox systems worldwide, a 272% increase over the period. Icomera is headquartered in Sweden with offices in the United Kingdom and the United States, and channel partners worldwide. For more information visit http://www. icomera. com (http://www. icomera. com).

About Stagecoach Group
Stagecoach Group is a leading international public transport group, with extensive operations in the UK, United States and Canada. The company employs 30,000 people, and operates bus, coach, rail, and tram services. Connecting communities in over 100 towns and cities in the UK, and running a fleet of around 7,000 buses and coaches, Stagecoach UK Bus is one of the largest operators in the country.


Wednesday, October 23, 2002

First Advantage Acquires Trustar Solutions, Inc

First Advantage Acquires Trustar Solutions, Inc.

First Advantage adds online talent recruiting to its employer services offering.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., (PRWEB) December 20, 2005

First Advantage Corporation, a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced the acquisition of TruStar Solutions, Inc., an innovative online talent acquisition services firm. The addition of TruStar Solutions' services expands First Advantage Employer Services' portfolio, which provides employers with a robust hiring solution that now encompasses recruiting strategies, applicant tracking, tax credits screening, background screening, substance abuse testing and more.

Located in Fishers, Ind., TruStar Solutions helps companies realize a proactive, high-impact recruiting process by combining recruitment marketing strategies with Web and technology-enabled solutions to effectively recruit active and passive employment candidates. TruStar Solutions leverages the power of the Internet to reach and engage these candidates, all through a single source. Clients, including numerous FORTUNE 500® corporations, rely on the company's unbiased advice to build and manage their recruitment processes.

As part of its recruiting services, TruStar Solutions provides expert recommendations and representation in recruitment advertising strategies. The company's proprietary technologies include PostMaster, a job posting distribution tool with single-point access to multiple job boards; Harvest, an automated job distribution solution to meet government requirements in job advertising; and HireEngine, a career site hosting, management and campaign tracking tool. In addition, TruStar Solutions provides Interactive advertising solutions to reach passive candidates and promote a company's employment brand. Clients can also choose to fully outsource their recruitment process utilizing TruStar Solutions' high-tech and high-touch approach to candidate sourcing.

"With recruiting being the initial step in the hiring process, the addition of TruStar expands the scope of our human resources solution," said John Long, chief executive officer of First Advantage Corporation. "Coupled with our Hiring Management Systems technology, this new service provides First Advantage clients a unique Web-based platform to facilitate applicant recruiting, tracking and screening."

"We're very excited to join First Advantage and to offer our services as part of a larger, more robust hiring solution," said LeRoy Robbins, president of TruStar Solutions. "Our clients have long valued efficiency, so we're looking forward to presenting them with the full scope of First Advantage's offering as we continue to deliver unbeatable customer service and remain dedicated to serving our customers' needs."

About First Advantage Corporation

First Advantage Corporation combines industry expertise with information to create products and services that organizations worldwide use to make smarter business decisions. First Advantage is a leading provider of consumer credit information in the mortgage, automotive and subprime markets; business credit information in the transportation industry; lead generation services; motor vehicle record reports; supply chain security consulting; employment background verifications; occupational health services; applicant tracking systems; business tax consulting services; insurance fraud, corporate and litigation investigations; surveillance; computer forensics; electronic discovery; data recovery; due diligence reporting; resident screening; property management software; renters insurance and consumer location services. First Advantage ranks among the top three companies in all of its major business lines.

First Advantage is headquartered in St. Petersburg, Fla., and has more than 3,700 employees in offices throughout the United States and abroad. More information about First Advantage can be found at www. FADV. com.

First Advantage is a majority-owned subsidiary of The First American Corporation, a FORTUNE 500 company that traces its history to 1889. First American is the nation's largest data provider, supplying businesses and consumers with information resources in connection with the major economic events of people's lives. Additional information about the First American Family of Companies can be found at

Www. firstam. com.

Certain statements in this press release, including those related to the delivery of a Web-based platform, are forward-looking. Risks and uncertainties exist that may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause the anticipated results to differ from those described in the forward-looking statements include: general volatility of the capital markets and the market price of the company's Class A common stock; the company's ability to successfully raise capital; the company's ability to identify and complete acquisitions and successfully integrate businesses it acquires; changes in applicable government regulations; the degree and nature of the company's competition; increases in the company's expenses; continued consolidation among the company's competitors and customers; unanticipated technological changes and requirements; the company's ability to identify suppliers of quality and cost-effective data; and other risks identified from time-to-time in the company's SEC filings. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made. The company does not undertake to update forward-looking statements to reflect circumstances or events that occur after the date the forward-looking statements are made. Investors are advised to consult the company's filings with the SEC, including its 2004 Annual Report on Form 10-K, for a further discussion of these and other risks.

First Advantage Contacts:

Renee Svec

Director of Marketing & Communications

727.214.3411, ext. 212

Cindy Williams

Investor Relations Manager

727.214.3411, ext. 260

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The Sterner Swimsuit Calendar Launches to Benefit Arizona Animal Shelters and Rescues

The Sterner Swimsuit Calendar Launches to Benefit Arizona Animal Shelters and Rescues

The Sterner Swimsuit Calendar to benefit Arizona animal shelters and rescues is now available world-wide. At the calendarÂ’s website, http://www. SternerSwimsuitCalendar. com/, internet users can download a computer desktop background featuring Arizona swimsuit models and their pets in exchange for making a donation of any amount to an Arizona animal shelter or rescue.

(PRWEB) June 6, 2005

According to AZ RESCUE, two-hundred animals are euthanized in Maricopa County, Arizona every day. Even more animals are euthanized in other Arizona counties. This number has doubled in the last ten years with the influx of new residents. The human population in Maricopa County is expected to double by 2025 which will bring more domesticated, and potentially unwanted, pets to the area. A signification number of animals do not make it to a shelter or rescue, they are abandoned then die on the street or in the desert. There is a critical need for more space and funding at Arizona animal shelters and rescues.

The Sterner Swimsuit CalendarÂ’s intention is to attract support and donations for Arizona no-kill animal shelters and rescues. Website visitors are asked to make a donation of any amount directly to an Arizona animal shelter or rescue in exchange for using the computer desktop calendar as their background or wallpaper. A list of shelters and rescues are provided on the calendarÂ’s website, http://www. SternerSwimsuitCalendar. com/ (http://www. SternerSwimsuitCalendar. com/), with web links to the respective organizationÂ’s site. Many of the animal shelters and rescues accept donations online. The following shelters and rescues are listed on the calendarÂ’s website: AZ RESCUE, Friends for Life Animal Sanctuary, H. A.L. O. Animal Rescue, Brambley Hedge Rabbit Rescue, Second Chance Center for Animals, Rescued Unwanted Furry Friends Foundation, Paw Placement, Rescue a Golden of Arizona, 3D Rescue of Arizona and AZ C. A.R. E. More are expected to be added.

The calendar runs from June to the end of 2005. Internet users from anywhere in the world can download the desktop backgrounds which offer professional quality swimsuit photographs filmed in Arizona. The pictures feature ArizonaÂ’s most recognized models posing with their own pets. A calendar graphic with the respective month is conveniently located in the corner of every background. Three images of the model and pet co-model are available to download for each month.

The 2005 calendarÂ’s goal is to refer 1,000,000 people to Arizona animal shelters and rescues for donations. With an average donation of $10 the calendar intends to raise $10,000,000 to help end homeless animals from being euthanized or withheld services because of insufficient funds.

The 2005 Sterner Swimsuit Calendar Models are Vanessa Sterner, Amparo Elizabeth, Amy Wicker, Daynalyn Wain, Erica Sterner, Kellyn Lindemann and Gina Silvestri. This is an elite group of Arizona models with credits including: two Miss Hawaiian Tropics, a Miss Hispanic Arizona runner up, Maxim Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Sonik Magazine, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Everything But Water, Signature Models and more. Each model is a pet owner and devotee.

Many of the swimsuits worn by The Sterner Swimsuit Calendar Models were created by Arizona fashion designers Susan Di Staulo and Sommer Christine. Both artists are avid animal enthusiasts.

The exclusive photographer for the calendar is Christopher Cashak. Mr. Cashak is a world famous photographer whose work was shown in over thirty countries. His projects include fashion, swimwear/bikini, editorial and advertising photography. Christopher has dedicated his efforts on the calendar to Vanessa Sterner, the calendar model for June.

The Sterner Swimsuit Calendar was started in the name of Erica Sterner, sister of Vanessa Sterner, who throughout her life has devoted her time to the care of animals. Ms. Sterner was a volunteer at Sun City Animal Rescue for two years. As a child Erica was known for adopting injured animals she found on the street and nursing them back to health. For her full-time career, Erica is turning her compassion to people as a paramedic. Erica is featured on the October calendar background.

The models, fashion designers and photographer are all volunteers. No participant received monetary compensation for their time or work on the project.

The official launch party for The Sterner Swimsuit Calendar will be held at Myst Nightclub on July 17th, 2005. This event is intended to increase visibility of the project and attract more donations to the animal shelters and rescues.

The Sterner Swimsuit Calendar is now available online at http://www. SternerSwimsuitCalendar. com/ (http://www. SternerSwimsuitCalendar. com/) to support Arizona animal shelters and rescues.


DCH Health System Chooses EPSiÂ’s Enterprise Budget Manager for Their New Budgeting and Financial Reporting Solution

DCH Health System Chooses EPSiÂ’s Enterprise Budget Manager for Their New Budgeting and Financial Reporting Solution

Enterprise Performance Systems, Inc. (EPSi), a leading provider of financial decision support systems, announced today that DCH Health System, a private not for profit healthcare network, has purchased EPSiÂ’s Enterprise Budget Manager. This web-based product includes flexible budgeting, productivity and enterprise-wide reporting.

(PRWEB) January 14, 2004

Enterprise Performance Systems, Inc. (EPSi), a leading provider of financial decision support systems, announced today that DCH Health System, a private not for profit healthcare network, has purchased EPSiÂ’s Enterprise Budget Manager. This web-based product includes flexible budgeting, productivity and enterprise-wide reporting.

"We selected EPSi as our financial support system because of its technology, functionality and price," said David Noland, Comptroller for the DCH Health System.

"The EPSi system will allow the DCH Health System to move to a paperless, electronic budgeting process," said John Winfrey, Chief Financial Officer for the DCH Health System. "We anticipate this electronic system will significantly reduce staff time devoted to handling and processing budgets and financial information."

The DCH Health System, based in Tuscaloosa, Ala., is a community owned system of four hospitals serving west Alabama. The system consists of DCH Regional Medical Center, a 600-bed, tertiary referral center in Tuscaloosa; Northport Medical Center, a 204-bed community hospital; Fayette Medical Center, a 61-bed hospital with a 124-bed nursing home; and Pickens County Medical Center, a 56-bed hospital. DCH Health System joins two other hospital systems that use EPSiÂ’s products in Alabama and a growing number of health systems of varying size countrywide.

EPSi provides an innovative suite of web-based applications that automate flexible budgeting, productivity, cost accounting, financial modeling, contract management, product line analysis enterprise-wide reporting and executive dashboard presentation. Due to its innovative design, EPSiÂ’s software system can serve hospitals and health systems of any size. For more information visit www. enterpriseperformancesystems. com


Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Mickel Therapy is the New Highly Successful Treatment for M. E, Fibromyalgia, Post Viral Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety

Mickel Therapy is the New Highly Successful Treatment for M. E, Fibromyalgia, Post Viral Fatigue, Depression, Anxiety

Mickel Therapy is a new effective treatment to healing the above illnesses. Mickel Therapy works from the perspective that symptoms are complex communications from the body's intelligence. Treatment seeks to unlock and translate the associated messages so they can be processed. This means that the treatment process allows the body to stop sending symptoms by dealing with the underlying cause of symptoms.

(PRWEB) December 10, 2005

Since starting Mickel Therapy has helped more than 300 sufferers back to full health with a success rate of over 80%. Mickel Health Initiatives is a leading provider of health and wellness related services, our flagship treatment was developed specifically to treat the conditions of M. E., Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Due to its success the organisation's network of qualified therapists has expanded throughout the U. K. and Holland and Canada, with further expansion planned.

The theory behind Mickel Therapy is that the symptoms are created by a dysfunctional Hypothalamus gland. A dysfunctional Hypothalamus gland ceases to respond appropriately to feedback from the body, instead it continues to flood the body with chemical messengers that lead to the creation of symptoms. Treatment involves one to one consultations without the need for medication, supplements or diet change. Treatment length varies, but about 75% of cases will be complete after 6/8 sessions while the other 25% will take longer. Mickel Therapy is not a psychotherapy and does not seek to change thoughts or beliefs. It is a body-mind healing process that works with physical symptoms in order to clear the messages that are linked with them. Hear what this client said about us:

"Words cannot convey my appreciation for all you have done for me. I am so excited and eager for new experiences after three years of despair.

You truly have given me my future back."


Saturday, October 19, 2002

The Hampshire Companies Inks Two Lease Deals at Office Building in Saddle Brook, N. J

The Hampshire Companies Inks Two Lease Deals at Office Building in Saddle Brook, N. J.

The Hampshire Companies, a full service, private real estate investment fund manager with equity in assets valued at over $2 billion, has inked two lease deals totaling over 8,300 square feet at its office building, Park 80 East, located at 160 Pehle Avenue in Saddle Brook, N. J.

Bridgewater, NJ (PRWEB) August 8, 2009

The Hampshire Companies, a full service, private real estate investment fund manager with equity in assets valued at over $2 billion, has inked two lease deals totaling over 8,300 square feet at its office building, Park 80 East, located at 160 Pehle Avenue in Saddle Brook, N. J. The 80,000-square-foot building is an asset of The Hampshire Generational Fund, one of the firm's private equity real estate investment funds tailored to high net worth investors.
Panos Brands, LLC, a producer, marketer and distributor of high quality natural and specialty food and beverage products, signed a long-term lease for 6,122 square feet of space. The company plans to use the space as its headquarters location.

Sunshine Investment Group, Inc., the Northern New Jersey franchisee of Stratus Building Solutions, a provider of integrated facilities maintenance services for retail, commercial, industrial, professional, and multi-family properties, has leased 2,187 square feet, and will use the space for its regional office.

Park 80 East is strategically located at the intersection of I-80 and the Garden State Parkway, and offers easy access to Routes 4, 17, 21, and 46. The building is also just minutes to Garden State Plaza and Paramus Park Mall. The highly sought-after facility features a distinctive glass façade, Italian marble foyer, on-site property management, and three hotels adjacent to two health clubs and meeting/banquet facilities. Park 80 East has undergone an extensive capital improvement program, which included upgrades on the lobby, landscaping, HVAC system, new common areas, resurfaced parking area and modernized signage.

"Hampshire has undertaken significant property improvements to make 80 Park East highly attractive to a variety of users in various industries," said Norman A. Feinstein, Executive Managing Director of The Hampshire Companies. "Securing Panos Brands and Sunshine Investment Group as tenants reinforces Hampshire's commitment to providing quality office space for premier tenants."

The Hampshire Generational Fund, LLC, is a commingled, discretionary real estate investment fund. The Fund caters to high net worth individual investors who are looking to diversify their investment portfolio by investing in real estate. The goal of the Fund is to invest in quality income producing assets that will appreciate over time and produce stable cash flow in order to generate quarterly distributions to our investors.

About The Hampshire Companies

The Hampshire Companies is a full-service, private real estate investment fund manager based in Morristown, New Jersey. The Hampshire Companies is a vibrant, dynamic organization that combines creative vision and superior execution, thereby enabling it to create and enhance value in real estate investments in order to consistently outperform the market. Additional information on The Hampshire Companies and its funds is available online at www. hampshireco. com.


Tiffany Miller
R&J Public Relations
Www. randjpr. com


Thursday, October 17, 2002

WINFUEL Uses MotorSports to Launch First Ever Multi-VitaWIN™

WINFUEL Uses MotorSports to Launch First Ever Multi-VitaWIN™

In the competitive world of motorsports, the main focus of team drivers and owners is winning. And so, it is only fitting that the new multi-vitamin called WINFUEL™, chose to utilize NASCAR® as its primary marketing vehicle to launch its new product line.

Cedar Knolls, NJ (PRWEB) March 19, 2005

In the competitive world of motorsports, the main focus of team drivers and owners is winning. And so, it is only fitting that the new multi-vitamin called WINFUEL™, chose to utilize NASCAR® as its primary marketing vehicle to launch its new product line.

WINFUEL, specially created for those whose lives are dedicated to winning, is the only vitamin to hit the shelves that goes beyond the traditional “for your health” daily vitamin routine. The product focuses instead on winning and the psychological as well as physiological stamina the body needs for a winning performance.

“Three separate formulas were created to meet the specific needs of men, women, and children,” said Alex Goen, founder and CEO of WINFUEL, Inc. “Each formula provides more of certain key vitamins and minerals than found in other popular name brands.”

WINFUEL MenÂ’s Formula

· WINFUEL Men’s Formula has more Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Selenium, and Lycopene than Centrum® with Lycopene.

· WINFUEL Men’s Formula has more Vitamin A, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Calcium, and Zinc than One-A-Day® Men’s Formula.

WINFUEL WomenÂ’s Formula

· WINFUEL Women’s Formula has more Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, and Calcium than Centrum® with Lycopene.

· WINFUEL Women’s Formula has more Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, and Pantothenic Acid than One-A-Day® Women’s Formula.

WINFUEL GenNextTM (Ages 6-16) Formula

· WINFUEL Gen-Next has more Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin, Phosphorus, and Zinc than One-A-Day® Kids Scooby Doo!™ Complete Vitamin.

· WINFUEL Gen-Next has more Thiamin and Phosphorus than Centrum® Kids Rugrats® Complete.

MenÂ’s and WomenÂ’s formulas are available in a 50-count bottle and a 120-count bottle. The soon to be released GenNext chewable formula will hit shelves in the Spring in a 50-count bottle. All formulas are competitively priced.

In addition to providing the body with daily nutritional supplements, WINFUEL vitamins fuel the mind with a competitive edge message.

“Look inside our bottle and you’ll find each of our vitamin tablets stamped with one of 7 winning virtues: power, attitude, inspire, fierce, crush, desire and believe. Of all the vitamin brands on the shelves today, only WINFUEL enforces a winning philosophy,” said Goen. And in today’s competitive world – who doesn’t want to accomplish great things, to win?

The new line was also created and manufactured to be instantly recognized as Designed For Winners. The strong, yet lightweight bottle is produced with 99.7% virgin aluminum and affords product protection against moisture and ultraviolet light. The bottle takes packaging to a new level while being environmentally friendly as well.

Competitive strength, optimism, and invincibility, are synonymous with NASCAR and the perfect venue for launching the new product. As a full season 2005 NASCAR Busch® Series sponsor through Braun Racing’s #32 Chevy, driven by Shane Hmiel, the WINFUEL car is slated to run in Atlanta’s Busch race this weekend and make its premiere run of seven NEXTEL® Cup Races on Sunday. WINFUEL is also a proud full season sponsor in the USAR Hooters® ProCup Series, Southern Division, through Junior Motor Sports.

WINFUEL can be purchased by calling 1-800-9-WINFUEL or by logging onto www. winfuel. com and will be found at WalgreensSM and other fine retailers in the near future.

About WINFUEL, Inc.

WINFUEL, Inc. headquartered in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, is the maker of WINFUEL™, the first-ever multi-vitamin dedicated to those whose lives are committed to one thing – WINNING. WINFUEL, Inc. is a key sponsor in the NASCAR® racing circuit through Braun Racing, and the USAR Hooters® ProCup Series, Southern Division, through Junior Motor Sports. WINFUEL, Inc. is a supporter of various high-profile sports and celebrity events, such as: In the Spirit of the Game, the Critics Choice Awards, MusiCares®, and more. WINFUEL, Inc. is also working with numerous charitable organizations including Operation USA. For more information, visit www. winfuel. com or call 1-800-9-WINFUEL (946-3835).


Tuesday, October 15, 2002

World Wide Web Communications Exhibits to the Non-profit Community

World Wide Web Communications Exhibits to the Non-profit Community

On June 10th, 2003, World Wide Web Communications, (WWWC), exhibited in a Non-profit Resource Expo, part of the LaSalle UniversityÂ’s Non-profit Center Strategies Forum: Surviving and Thriving in Difficult Times.

(PRWEB) June 20, 2003

The more than one-hundred Non-profit organization members who attended the all-day event had a chance to meet with resource providers who could help them save costs, raise and invest funds and manage resources. Along with the Expo, attendees also had the chance to participate in concurrent workshop sessions exploring the issues of fundraising and financial management.

“We have developed web sites for nearly 35 Non-profit organizations and government agencies,” explained Bob Savar, President of World Wide Web Communications, “most recently the Philadelphia Stroke Council, the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation, the Jewish Community Relations Council, Women in Health Management, Cherry Hill Jewish Business Network and New York Urban League; we are excited to be able to exhibit our services to the Non-profit Community.”

WWWC is an Internet Solutions Provider specializing in web site design and hosting, database integration, e-commerce and custom web-based applications, mobile business solutions, search engine optimization and email newsletters. WWWC, which is headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ with sales offices in Manhattan and PA, has been servicing the online marketing needs of businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations since 1995.

URL: http://www. wwwcomm. com/nonprofit. asp (http://www. wwwcomm. com/nonprofit. asp)

Monday, October 14, 2002

CDI College Brings iPads into the Practical Nursing Classroom

CDI College Brings iPads into the Practical Nursing Classroom

Pilot project aims to enrich learning experience for nursing students

Vancouver, BC (Vocus) November 30, 2010

Students at CDI College in Richmond are trading their pens and notebooks for something a little more exciting in the classroom: iPads equipped with electronic course textbooks and a suite of educational web-based instructional portals. In the pursuit of staying at the forefront of technology, CDI College has launched a pilot project for its Practical Nursing students with the aim of enhancing their learning experience through a new form of instructional delivery.

The changing technology in the healthcare profession is one reason why the Practical Nursing program was targeted for this pilot project. Students who are hoping to work in the healthcare field will face many challenges and benefits of advanced technology. By introducing them to a new way of learning, CDI instructors will help students bring their iPad learning experiences and skills into a workplace that increasingly relies on technology for medical references and diagnostic tools.

“The iPads have WiFi capabilities that allow learners to study, take e-notes and review course materials not only in the classroom and on campus, but anywhere, any time,” says Bohdan Bilan, Vice President of Academics at CDI College. “As a result, students will become comfortable and familiar with technology as a tool for education and healthcare services.”

The expected success of the iPad pilot program will eventually spread to other CDI College campuses across the country.

Find out more about the Practical Nursing program and iPad pilot project at CDICollege. ca.

About CDI College
For more than 40 years, CDI College has been a leading career training institution helping thousands of students achieve career goals and aspirations. With 18 campuses across Canada, the career college offers hands-on training from experienced instructors in a wide range of business, technology and health care programs. Flexible schedules and career placement services are available to help match students with the right job.

For more information

Warren Mailey
Communications Manager
778.331.8262, ext. 2130


Saturday, October 12, 2002

Athletes Wanted: Healthy Sports Drink Company Seeks Everyday Athletes To Feature On Labels

Athletes Wanted: Healthy Sports Drink Company Seeks Everyday Athletes To Feature On Labels

Owater, maker of healthy sports drinks, launches national search for inspiring everyday athletes to be featured on owater labels. Interested athletes are invited to submit their application at http://www. owater. com.

Concord, MA (PRWEB) July 30, 2009

owater, the maker of healthy sports drinks (http://www. owater. com), has launched a national search for inspiring athletes (http://www. owater. com/people/index. php) from around the U. S. to feature on their owater labels. The company is asking athletes to submit their pictures and stories at owater. com (http://www. owater. com/label_comp. php), where contenders will be profiled and the public will able to vote for their favorites. The best stories will be selected quarterly, and owater will work with the selected athletes to create their unique owater labels.

"We want to celebrate the unsung sports and fitness heroes of the world," said Tom First, CEO and founder of owater. "Maybe you run marathons, surf big waves or climb mountains. Maybe you volunteer your time as a coach, inspiring young athletes. Whatever sport you pursue, if you have an inspiring story, we want to hear about it. You might end up on an owater label!"

Owater started featuring a variety of athletes on their labels last March; including well known professional athletes like Steve Young, Jacoby Ellsbury and Matt Holiday as well as unknown athletes across a wide range of sports, including triathlon, lacrosse, snowboarding, even big wave surfing. The company says it was subsequently deluged with inquiries from athletes asking how they could get their own label. The Are You An owater Athlete? program invites athletes to apply directly at owater. com (http://www. owater. com/label_comp. php), and gives the public the chance to weigh in on the next picks for new owater labels.

Athletes interested in submitting their stories can visit http://www. owater. com (http://www. owater. com) and fill out an application, where they can submit pictures, video and the reason they think they should be on an owater label. Each applicant's story will be posted in the online Are You An owater Athlete? Gallery, where friends, family and the general public can vote on the contenders. A panel of owater judges will review the top contenders, and select the athletes that will appear on an owater label.

Infused owater, owater's line of healthy sports drinks, is made with all-natural ingredients (no artificial sweeteners or coloring) and contains only 70 calories per bottle, which is about half the number of calories of most other leading sports drinks. Infused owater flavors -- all of which are made with pure water, electrolytes and antioxidants, natural fruit flavor and a touch of pure cane sugar -- include black raspberry, lime-lemon, blueberry, strawberry-pomegranate, peach-mango, pineapple-orange-banana and coconut.

Owater is an independently-owned company based in Concord, Massachusetts that makes healthy drinks for active people, including unsweetened owater, infused owater and sport owater lines. Founded by Tom First, who also co-founded Nantucket Nectars, the company distributes its healthy drinks in grocery stores and markets around the country, including Whole Foods, Stop & Shop and Wawa. More information about the company can be found at owater. com (http://www. owater. com).


Ultralink Executives To Speak At Two Leading Human Resources Industry Conferences

Ultralink Executives To Speak At Two Leading Human Resources Industry Conferences

UltraLink executives will present unique approaches for reducing human resources costs and improving employee satisfaction at the 18th Annual Benefits Management Forum and the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) 2005 conference. Topics include "Selling Senior Management on Your Strategy," "Benefits Effectiveness Review - Approaches for Analyzing and Assessing Benefit Plans," and "Tools for Talking Benefits with Your CFO."

Costa Mesa, CA (PRWEB) September 27, 2005

UltraLink (http://www. ultralink. com), a leading HR and benefits management services company, today announced that two of their executives will present unique approaches for reducing human resources costs and improving employee satisfaction at leading industry events this Fall. The UltraLink executives will discuss cost effective ways to implement HR practices at the 18th Annual Benefits Management Forum and the Professionals in Human Resources Association (PIHRA) 2005 conference.

"With 15 years of service delivery to clients, UltraLink draws upon a wealth of industry expertise and real world techniques for coping with HR challenges," said Vince Sheeran, President and CEO of UltraLink. "UltraLink is pleased to be speaking at these leading industry events this fall and to share our knowledge as to how companies can increase employee satisfaction and free up HR personnel for more strategic benefits initiatives."

At the Benefits Management Forum in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, September 28-30, UltraLink's Senior Vice President of Consulting Services, J. Stephen Ashley will be presenting "Selling Senior Management on Your Strategy." The presentation will highlight a case study from client Union-Pacific on balancing employee needs with the bottom line, as well as how best to forge strategic partnerships with the CEO, COO and head of IT. UltraLink also is exhibiting at the Benefits Management Forum, and will be located in booth #302.

At PIHRA 2005 in Long Beach, California October 5-7, UltraLink is slated to present two sessions. Ashley's presentation, "Benefits Effectiveness Review - Approaches for Analyzing and Assessing Benefit Plans," will discuss maximizing company benefit dollars by administering a thorough, objective evaluation of each employee benefit plan's performance. Ashley's presentation will also detail how this approach to analyzing and assessing benefit plans enabled American Airlines to beat the national cost increase

Trend by over 6% during the past three years.

Also at PIHRA 2005, UltraLink's Sheeran will be presenting "Tools for Talking Benefits with Your CFO." This session will provide guidance (utilizing a real-world view) as to how CFOs can best be included in strategic benefits planning, as well as what current tools can be used in these discussions.

To download white papers on these topics and others, click here (http://www. ultralink. com/company/news/kcenter. asp).

About UltraLink

UltraLink is an HR and Benefits Management Services Company focused on helping clients control and drive down the costs of their health and welfare benefits offerings. While many outsourcing solutions modify pre-set vendor/service programs, UltraLink offers a distinctive, flexible approach, tailoring services to a company's individual needs. UltraLink audits, implements and manages a company's entire benefits offering, minimizing benefits cost while maximizing their value.

Founded in 1989, UltraLink has maintained long-term relationships with many well-known, established corporations. The company processes more than 50 million eligibility records, $700 million in healthcare premiums, and manages over 450 vendor/carrier relationships annually on behalf of its clients. For more information about UltraLink, please call 1.866.845.0403 or visit the company's website at www. UltraLink. com.

This press release was distributed through eMediawire by Human Resources Marketer (HR Marketer: www. HRmarketer. com) on behalf of the company listed above.

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Friday, October 11, 2002

AfterOurs and Front Range Primary Care Open 2nd Co-Located Clinic in Southeast Denver

AfterOurs and Front Range Primary Care Open 2nd Co-Located Clinic in Southeast Denver

AfterOurs Urgent Care's unique co-location strategy improves access to late night, weekend, and holiday acute healthcare services by co-locating with primary care providers, and staffing their centers much later than other urgent care providers can afford to.

Denver, CO (Vocus) July 3, 2010

AfterOurs Urgent Care has opened its 5th Colorado location. The clinic, located at 6895 East Hampden Avenue in Southmoor Park, is part of a shared location strategy, in which AfterOurs Urgent Care co-locates with daytime primary care providers, thus reducing start-up and operating costs, and allowing the urgent care company to staff their clinics much later than other urgent care providers; as late as Midnight in several locations.

AfterOurs’ Southmoor Park facility is their second co-located clinic with Front Range Primary Care. While Front Range will continue providing family medicine services on a same day appointment and walk-in basis, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm, AfterOurs Urgent Care will operate, during evenings, weekends, and holidays, when the facility would otherwise sit unused.

AfterOurs Urgent Care points to their unique operating strategy to explain their rapid growth in Colorado and other markets; 8 clinics, in a matter of years, with four more clinics scheduled to open in 2010. In particular, AfterOurs’ service hours, which are complimentary to daytime physician practices, rather than competitive, and a refusal to provide services that patients would best receive from their primary care provider, has allowed AfterOurs to gain nearly 30% of its referrals from physicians. AfterOurs also refers patients without designated PCP’s to local primary care physicians for follow-up and ongoing care; about 750 in the Denver area alone, each month.

“We make sure our patients end up in the place of service that is best for treating their injury or illness. Sometimes it means sending someone to the ER, a PCP, or a specialist”, said Paul Rafford, M. D. and Medical Director for AfterOurs. “Our patient care starts and ends well beyond the walls of our clinics.”

AfterOurs is scheduled to open their first Houston, Texas clinic in July of 2010, and a final Denver area clinic, in Lakewood, this coming fall. For additional information about AfterOurs’ service offerings, visit www. AfterOursDoc. com or call (303) 861-7878.

About AfterOurs Urgent Care
AfterOurs strives to be the most trusted urgent care service in the communities we serve, for both physicians and patients. Our mission is to provide extended hours, acute care, through our innovative partnerships with primary care physicians. Formed in 2005, AfterOurs operates clinics throughout the Denver Metro Area, as well, as Omaha, Nebraska, and Robbinsville, New Jersey.


The Worldwide Boot Camp Leaders, 30daybootcamp. com, Launch the First Ever, Healthy Crash Diet Weight Loss Program for $0.99 Per Day

The Worldwide Boot Camp Leaders, 30daybootcamp. com, Launch the First Ever, Healthy Crash Diet Weight Loss Program for $0.99 Per Day

The #1 worldwide boot camp leaders, 30daybootcamp. com, launch the first ever, healthy crash diet weight loss program for only $0.99 per day!

(PRWEB) November 17, 2004

The 30-Day Healthy Crash Diet BootCamp is a results-oriented program that will have you melting away excess fat over the course of 30-days and beyond. For only 99 cents per day, you will get the daily education and support you need to get into the fast lane of healthy weight loss by developing new, proven success habits that you can use for the rest of your life.

Valerie Vauthey, CEO and founder of http://www. MyPrivateCoach. com (http://www. MyPrivateCoach. com), and Annette Dykes, Master Certified Weight Loss Coach, Life Coach, and personal fitness trainer, have teamed up to teach you the tips and secrets all slim people know, so that you can achieve and maintain your dream body.

“Crash Diets have the reputation of having you eliminate entire food groups and/or count calories, fat grams and grams of protein to help you lose weight. But we don't believe in this kind of approach because we know counting ANYTHING results in obsessive-compulsive type behaviors, which, of course, are unhealthy,” says Annette Dykes. Valerie Vauthey agrees, “We guarantee that there is absolutely NO COUNTING with this program. You will learn portion control, key elements of a balanced meal, and simple tips and secrets all “naturally-thin” people know. Simply follow the guidelines and listen to your body and YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT IN 30-DAYS – GUARANTEED!”

With these cutting-edge leaders in the weight loss market on your team, you can expect to increase your energy, confidence, sex appeal, self-worth and overall health and well-being well within the 30-day timeframe. You can also expect to see a decrease in excess body fat, feelings of anxiety and depression, cellulite, and stress.

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Both authors are committed to educating people around the globe about proper health and nutrition in order to create a healthy world, and end the obesity epidemic that plagues over 60% of Americans today.

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Top National Health-Focused Franchise Hits Benchmark of 500th Clinic

Top National Health-Focused Franchise Hits Benchmark of 500th Clinic

Massage Envy, leading provider of massage therapy across the nation, opens it's 500th clinic in New Jersey as well as sells their 800th franchise.

Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) November 7, 2008

Massage Envy, ranked #38 in the "2008 Inc. Magazine's 5,000" top Health companies category, is hitting two benchmarks within a week. The leader in offering affordable massage in clinics across the nation will open the doors of its 500th clinic in Branchburg, NJ today, November 6th. Just days earlier, on October 30th, they sold their 800th franchise in South Carolina.

"Massage Envy began with the idea of making the health benefits of professional massage therapy both convenient and affordable," stated Massage Envy CEO David Humphrey. "This business has grown in leaps and bounds in a short period of time, and has even inspired imitators. I am delighted by the enthusiasm of our franchisees and the loyalty of our 435,000 members, who helped us achieve this milestone."
The 500th clinic, located at 3150 Route 22W in Branchburg, NJ, is owned by Teri and Bob Jenkins, who also opened two other Massage Envy clinics in New Jersey this year. Despite recent economic conditions, they are moving full steam ahead.

"We didn't plan to open three clinics in one year, but we believe so much in this business that we took the opportunity when it was presented," said Teri Jenkins. "I am not at all intimidated by our economic situation with both of my other stores doing so well."
Demand to own a Massage Envy franchise is high as it ranked #82 in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise 500® for 2008 and #2 in the magazine's "Top New Franchises for 2008." South Carolina residents Alex Klaus, Alexander Zolfaghari, and Torsten Schermer were awarded the 800th franchise license in October, which also marks the 76th awarded so far this year.

Massage therapy is a multi-billion industry, according to statistics from the American Massage Therapy Association. 
"We believe everyone should be able to take advantage of the therapeutic and stress-relieving benefits of massage therapy, which is the concept behind Massage Envy's creation," said Humphrey.

About Massage Envy
Massage Envy Limited, LLC is a national franchise of massage clinics dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has opened 500 clinics in 38 states in just over five years, with 300 more franchises currently under development from coast to coast. For more information about Massage Envy, visit their website at www. MassageEnvy. com.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2002

Check Taxes Off Your List

Check Taxes Off Your List

Getting motivated to do your taxes is tough, but the advantage to starting now is that you are that much closer to finishing. Put a stop to the procrastination. Devise a plan of action to help you get the job done painlessly and in a tolerable amount of time.

Stone Mountain, GA (PRWEB) August 21, 2006

Getting motivated to do your taxes is tough, but the advantage to starting now is that you are that much closer to finishing. Put a stop to the procrastination. Devise a plan of action to help you get the job done painlessly and in a tolerable amount of time.

Organize all the forms and paperwork needed to complete your tax return. By consolidating everything in one place, it is easier to find things when you need them.

Look for help. Research new tax information at www. irs. gov to keep abreast of what affects you and your business. If you prefer not to prepare your taxes, find a professional you are comfortable working with for this project.

Fill out forms as they apply to you. Determine your status, adjustments, itemizations, exemptions and credits.

File your taxes with the IRS. Options available to you may include e-file or regular mail. Check with a professional to confirm the means of filing your return.

Celebrate the success of accomplishing your taxes! After all the time you devote to your taxes, you could use a little rest and relaxation.

“Take time to create a strategy for completing your taxes,” says QUENTIN MOSES, local representative of the Alliance for Affordable Series. “It puts you in the mindset to get the job done in a timely, proficient fashion.”

Alliance Members have access to resources that help take the pain out of tax season. For example, ABS Financial Services offers federal tax return preparation, quarterly tax estimates, tax and financial tips, review and research of tax notices and questions, a personal Internet Web page, financial newsletter and more at a discounted price.

The Alliance for Affordable Services is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping members live better and save more. The Alliance uses the power of the group to negotiate significant savings on a variety of business, lifestyle and healthcare benefits for more that 150,000 members. For more information about the Alliance for Affordable Services, contact QUENTIN MOSES at 770-469-3927/


Saturday, October 5, 2002

Healthcare Management Consultants Predict Top 10 Healthcare Trends for Decade Ahead

Healthcare Management Consultants Predict Top 10 Healthcare Trends for Decade Ahead

Applied Management Systems (AMS) names top ten healthcare trends for 2010, which identify the major pressure points and how healthcare management dollars can be most wisely spent organizational success.

BOSTON, MA (PRWEB) January 8, 2005

Applied Management Systems, Inc. (AMS), the Burlington, Massachusetts-based healthcare management consulting firm, has released its Top Ten Trends for Healthcare Management for 2010. The “Top Ten” report is a regular prediction the firm provides its clients and industry leaders to provide a forward-looking, big picture context for the industry.

“Our clients look forward to our prognostications,” said Alan Goldberg, president of AMS, “because of our perspective on their industry. We are at the midpoint of the decade with no name — the oughts. This is a good time to reflect and move forward. We were established in 1967, but we worked at almost 200 hospitals and health systems in the last two years. That gives us great comparative knowledge and the ability to see common challenges and spot trends.”

The Top Ten Trends for 2010 are:

1. Focus on patient safety

Hospitals will dedicate themselves to preventing medical errors and improving patient safety at all levels of the organization. Wireless will be an enabler — helping to merge and deliver information to avoid errors.

2. Electronic medical records arrive

Electronic medical records will become a reality. Transportable “e-records” will help to support higher quality care, while protecting patient privacy and cutting costs. Cell phones will become the “key” and only communication device we will need.

3. Cost containment

As healthcare costs continue to increase, driven by medical inflation and volume growth, policymakers will consider limits on reimbursement rates for doctors and hospitals as well as technologies to reduce costs in the long term. Administrators will again be asked to do “more with less.”

4. Pay for performance

Incentives to reward physicians and hospitals for quality care and improved outcomes will take hold. Modeled after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ voluntary quality-indicator reporting system, similar “pay for performance” incentives will help improve the quality of patient care.

5. Information technology gets respect

As information technology is recognized as a vital part of hospital operations, consuming a higher percentage of the organizationÂ’s budget, IT management will become an integral part of the clinical management process and member of the management team.

6. Consolidation of insurers

Insurers will continue to consolidate creating additional leverage in contract negotiations. Similar to company pension plans, our health insurance will become defined contribution not defined benefit. 401K-style health plans arrive.

7. Nurse staffing

Following CaliforniaÂ’s legislation that sets mandatory staffing levels in reaction to nursing shortages, more states will consider similar legislation, prompting a deep fissure within the industry over whether such laws are necessary or harmful to staff and patients. The laws themselves will cause more shortages.

8. Healthcare professional shortage

As demand outpaces supply, the industry will increase compensation and develop pro-active recruitment programs to help promote healthcare careers at higher education institutions.

9. Here come the baby boomers!

The aging “baby boom” generation presents a major public policy concern for long-term care due to its size and anticipated use of resources, as well as boomers’ “high maintenance” reputation compared to their predecessors.

10. The uninsured

The large uninsured and underinsured population will continue to present the system with a grave dilemma. Due to economic pressures the many working poor and young workers in their 20s will choose to be uninsured.

To obtain a document comparing the Top Ten Trends Today and the Top Ten Trends for the Future, visit their web site at http://www. aboutams. com (http://www. aboutams. com).

Applied Management Systems provides healthcare management services in three divisions: Systems Engineering, Accounts Receivable Management and Health Information Services. Utilizing their extensive knowledge and proprietary database, AMS consultants provide the healthcare industry with effective operational consulting in benchmarking, revenue cycle management, supply chain management, strategic planning, and health information management. For a complete list of services and capabilities, please see the AMS web site at http://www. aboutams. com (http://www. aboutams. com).


Alan J. Goldberg, President

3 New England Executive Park

Burlington, MA 01803

Tom Webb, Partner

9175 Guilford Road, Suite 308

Columbia, MD 21046


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


Friday, October 4, 2002

Works by Rosanne Hull Pritchett to be Featured at Full Circle Arts

Works by Rosanne Hull Pritchett to be Featured at Full Circle Arts

Full Circle Arts will be featuring the works of Alexander County artist Rosanne Hull Pritchett from June 1 to July 30 at the Gallery located in downtown Hickory NC at 219 First Avenue Northwest, Suite 101 in the Glassworks Building.

(PRWEB) June 1, 2005

Full Circle Arts will be featuring the works of Alexander County artist Rosanne Hull Pritchett from June 1 to July 30 at the Gallery located in downtown Hickory NC at 219 First Avenue Northwest, Suite 101 in the Glassworks Building.

Rosanne has a BFA in Art and Interior Design from Western Carolina University and her teaching certificate from Lenoir Rhyne College. She has taught art at East Burke High School for 14 years. Her art reflects many different styles, mediums and interests. If you try to pin her down with a description, the only word that comes to mind is eclectic. Equally comfortable with oils, acrylics, watercolor, or pastels, her styles vary from realistic, to impressionistic, expressionistic or abstract. She paints still life, landscape, portraits and human figure with a vibrancy that reflects her fascination with color. “Learning about color takes a lifetime!” she commented. Even though she is a Hickory native with an artistic linage, she loves to travel. Beach scenes derive from her love of the ocean and time spent in Carolina Beach, NC where she was a life guard and learned to surf, and Key Largo, Fl where she enjoyed sailing and scuba diving. Mountain and river scenes spring from childhood summers spent in Edgemont, NC and current summers in Hot Springs, NC where she works as a white water raft guide. Sometimes her work mirrors a southwestern feel. “The indescribable, almost unearthly glowing light, that I saw on my visits to Santa Fe and Georgia O’Keefe’s Ghost Ranch in New Mexico have had a huge impact on my art.” In addition, she also enjoys still life and human form which are similar in many ways despite their contrasts. “After all, figure painting is nothing more that a still life composed of the human figure in a setting rather than fruit or flowers in a bowl.” The most realistic of her art is portraiture. She is available for commission work in any of her art styles or subjects and may be contacted at rosanepritchett@hotmail. com.

Full Circle Arts is located in downtown Hickory NC at 219 First Avenue Northwest, Suite 101 in the Glassworks Building. Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday 12:00 to 6:00. More information about Full Circle Arts, classes, membership or other upcoming events is available at 828-322-7545. You may also write to Full Circle Arts P. O. Box 3905 Hickory NC 28603 or email info@fullcirclearts. org. Please visit out website at http://www. fullcirclearts. org/ (http://www. fullcirclearts. org/). Works by Full Circle Arts Members are also on display at BR-Teknowledge on 1st Avenue NW in Downtown Hickory beside Drips Coffee House, Studio 70 located in the Catawba Furniture Mall in Hickory, the Adult Life Programs of Hickory 1265A 21st St. NE Hickory and The Health Hut 2432 North Center Street in Hickory.

Full Circle Arts is a not-for-profit educational organization whose mission is to encourage public appreciation and education for the arts.

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Thursday, October 3, 2002

MANSIONPOKER. NET to Sponsor Holyfield v Bates The Final Chapter Begins, Live from Dallas

MANSIONPOKER. NET to Sponsor Holyfield v Bates The Final Chapter Begins, Live from Dallas

MANSIONPOKER. NET is sponsoring the high-profile boxing event that will kickstart the comeback of four-time World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield. When Holyfield enters the ring to take on veteran Jeremy Bates at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, the MANSIONPOKER. NET logo will be prominent on all four sides of the canvas and on the corner pads behind each of the two prize fighters during their August 18 clash. The online gaming entertainment company is also responsible for the MANSIONPOKER. NET POKER DOME CHALLENGE, introducing the hottest new poker show to hit the airwaves and the world's first interactive poker studio, giving amateur poker players a shot at TV poker "celebrity", and a $1 million winner-takes-all first prize.

Gibraltar (PRWEB) August 18, 2006

When Four-time World Heavyweight Champion, Evander Holyfield (38-8-2) steps into the ring to meet Jeremy Bates (21-11-1), in his quest for a history making fifth heavyweight title, MANSIONPOKER. NET will be there.

MANSIONPOKER. NET’s sponsorship of the fight will mark the on-line free play poker site’s first foray into the action-packed world of boxing. When the 43-year-old pride of Atlanta goes fist to fist up against veteran Bates, the MANSIONPOKER. NET logo will be prominent on all four sides of the canvas and the corner pads behind each of the two prize fighters during their August 18 clash.

“Our continued exploration of sports sponsorships demonstrates our respect for the sporting ideal, and we understand that poker players are by their nature equally fanatical about sports of all sorts,” said Chief Operating Officer for MANSIONPOKER. NET David Kinsman.

“We are proud to be associated with top competitors by sponsoring prestigious events around the globe, and the significant Holyfield first fight back from injury is anticipated to be the ultimate display of dedication, experience, skill and performance,” added Kinsman.

MANSIONPOKER. NET has been quick to recognize the added-value promotional exposure of being associated with the Holyfield v Bates clash, a world class televised sporting spectacular that is guaranteed to generate significant public attention and worldwide media coverage.

The Holyfield vs. Bates ten round non-title bout will headline a seven-bout card which Fox Sports Net will telecast live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Friday, August 18 at 10:30 PM EST/7:30 PM PST with veteran announcer Barry Tompkins and analyst Rich Marotta ringside, and Sean O’Grady providing post-fight interviews.

For Holyfield, the bout with Bates will be his first ring appearance in 21 months, and the first in a series of fights to regain the heavyweight title.

“I’m really excited to finally get back in the ring healthy and ready to fight,” said Holyfield.

“After three disappointing fights with a nagging shoulder injury, I took time to let my body heal and with proper training I am now 100% and ready to go”.

Bates is expected to prove a formidable opponent, and as he prepares for what is shaping up to be the fight of his career, his manager Jerry Thomas is quick to upsell his protégé.

“Jeremy is a much focused fighter and a hard punching journeyman”, said Thomas.

“If Holyfield feels he can call this one, he is sadly mistaken,” added Thomas.

Holyfield has already made boxing history by becoming the only four-time World Heavyweight Champion, defeating 15 World Heavyweight Champions along the way, including Mike Tyson, Larry Holmes, George Foreman, Riddick Bowe, and besting the previous record of Muhammad Ali, the only three-time World Heavyweight Champion.

“I’ve had a great career and the book is almost written,” said Holyfield.

“But we have one final chapter where I win the World Heavyweight Championship for the fifth time. And on August 19th in Dallas, the Final Chapter begins.”

Holyfield is the embodiment of heart, courage and the pursuit of success. The free-play online poker site reflects these ideals with the introduction of the innovative MANSIONPOKER. NET Poker Dome, the world’s first interactive poker studio.

The MANSIONPOKER. NET Poker Dome Challenge is affording amateur players a shot at poker “celebrity” via free-roll qualifier events to take aim at a $1,000,000 winner-take-all first prize. Winners of the online qualifiers are flown all expenses paid to Las Vegas to live their poker dream and participate in the 43-week televised tournament series. The hottest poker show to hit the airwaves is quickly turning the game into a spectator sport, with the studio audience enjoying all the action as it unfolds live, without jeopardizing the integrity of the game via a unique soundproof, one-way glass.

The Poker Dome series is now played and filmed in its permanent location in the newest tourist hotspot, Downtown Las Vegas at the intersection of Fremont Street and Las Vegas Boulevard. The land-based MANSIONPOKER. NET Poker Dome Challenge champions the spirit of competition, and celebrates the determination to be the best.

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