Saturday, September 27, 2003

LunarRyder Looks Back & Prepares for the New Year

LunarRyder Looks Back & Prepares for the New Year

The year 2005 has come to an end and a new year begins. LunarRyder. com is looking forward. A new year filled with challenges, opportunities, and many surprises.

(PRWEB) January 1, 2006

The holidays has come to an end, Emmanuel, “…first would like to hope everyone had a happy holiday and everyone is in great health, maybe not financially due to the holiday spending, but in heart and mind.” As one of the partners in this young and growing organization, He is pleased to acknowledge the remarkable accomplishment in 2005.

He is very proud of everyone who continues to contribute 110%, takes on challenges, and persists. “Thank you all,” says Emmanuel

Since the launch of LunarRyder. com, early in the year 2005, they have received positive responses from the people of Toronto, GTA, and individuals from the States offering encouraging feedback which has enable them to reach their short-term goals but will definitely need help towards reaching their long-term goals.

In the year 2005:

·They improved their websites appearance and layout which has increased website traffic by about 500% and new users continue to grow. But has many already know, they are always looking to improve constantly.

·They have established business relationship with great partners who are considered to be leaders in their industry. LunarRyder thanks them for their support and looks forward to a long-rewarding relationship.

·Their company clothing online store was launched late this year, which is only for a limited time, offers its members, non-members, and their other departments to proudly standout in a bold-positive style.

·The LunarRyder-Voice, their bold-positive communication department, received some very interesting feedbacks. All thanks to the individuals who “get us”, says Emmanuel

Looking Ahead

While they should be excited with their progress to date, Emmanuel intends to help keep the company focused on its mission and key opportunities ahead by working with the LunarRyder team.

·First, LunarRyder will focus on establishing deeper engagement with its users, which will enable them to be even more essential in people’s lives. To achieve that, they know they must deliver and provide a destination where users can share ideas, meet people, express passion, purchase clothing, enjoy a more relevant and personalized exciting experience.

·Second, they must continue to innovate as well as seek new opportunities outside their organization.

·Third, continue to seek out individuals (Directors, Angel Investors, VC, Industry Experts, Partners, etc.) who are also passionate about LunarRyder vision and potential.(www. lunarryder. com)

They have a lot of work ahead of them but it’s exciting to know a company like LunarRyder has some bold objectives.


Dalai Group Expands into the Heart of the European Consumer

Dalai Group Expands into the Heart of the European Consumer

Dalai Group, an industry leader in online marketing, announces expansion of partner sites in Europe. Now, they can reach more than 3,600 partner sites spanning every country in Europe. Dalai Group’s focus is still to provide international reach from a local view. They aim to reach the heart of the European consumer, not just the European market.

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) April 26, 2006

Dalai Group, a US based leader in online marketing, announced today that it has expanded its partner sites in Europe from the hundreds to the thousands.

When Dalai Group first entered the European market, they introduced its online capabilities to the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy. Now, Dalai Group reports a record 3,600 partner sites in Europe extending into every European country. Pilar Lazzati, VP of Interactive Marketing is thrilled about the constant growth of the industry. “It is fascinating how online communication has changed the way the business world operates,” she says. “The internet has made online expansion not only possible, but in many cases necessary. Being able to adapt in such a cut throat industry is essential for future success. Dalai Group is continuously adapting to growing trends in order to find the best available solutions for our diverse list of clients.”

Dalai Group’s focus is to provide their clients with international reach from the local view. “We have implemented campaigns across four continents in more than seven different languages and because we provide a local view to each campaign, each has been extremely successful,” Lazzati says. “Any agency can get you into the European market, but Dalai Group can get you into the heart of the European consumer.”

“Everyday, Dalai Group expands our client base in ways we never thought imaginable,” Lazzati says. “The best part of my job is waking up never knowing the unique challenges that our clients present to us each day.”

About Dalai Group

Dalai Group is an industry leader in worldwide integrated marketing strategies. They are a full service agency that provides a complete range of advertising solutions online such as web development, banners and pops, leads, opt-in email, co-registrations and email appending. Dalai Group also offers offline solutions for print and direct marketing. Their services include branding, media buying and planning, list management and brokerage and campaign implementation. Dalai Group’s diverse roster of clients consist of corporations in various industries including: financial services, entertainment, telecommunications, banking, technology, government, insurance, healthcare, retail, real estate, transportation, travel, tourism and education. For more information, visit www. dalaigroup. com.

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COPAN Systems, Inc. Deploys WebSource CPQ via Salesforce. com’s AppExchange

COPAN Systems, Inc. Deploys WebSource CPQ via Salesforce. com’s AppExchange

COPAN Systems, Inc. deploys WebSource CPQ via Salesforce. com’s AppExchange WebSource CPQ enables COPAN Systems to bridge the gap from opportunity to order.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 9, 2006

salesforce. com Dreamforce Conference (PRWEB) October 9, 2006 – Webcom, Inc., a leader in simplified quote-to-order enablement for the selling of complex products and services, and salesforce. com (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that COPAN Systems, Inc. has deployed WebSource CPQ via the salesforce. com AppExchange. Bridging the gap from opportunity to order, WebSource CPQ allows COPAN Systems to configure, price, quote and propose their offerings across multiple sales and distribution channels, anytime, anywhere. WebSource CPQ is designed to help drive increased revenues and margins, increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs and improved productivity. WebSource CPQ for AppExchange is immediately available for evaluation and deployment at http://www. salesforce. com/appexchange (http://www. salesforce. com/appexchange). The announcement was made today at Dreamforce ‘06, salesforce. com’s User and Developer Conference.

“We are looking forward to the improvements in cycle time and accuracy of not only configuring and pricing new sales, but add-ons and maintenance, which WebSource CPQ will deliver for us,” states Jon Mellon, senior vice president of world wide sales at COPAN Systems, the leading provider of intelligent, enterprise-class MAID storage solutions that unlock the value of long-term, persistent data. “The extensive, yet flexible, integration with Salesforce and our ERP system Microsoft Dynamics AX (formerly Microsoft Axapta) makes for a compelling offering, supporting our explosive growth over the next several quarters with our direct and indirect channels worldwide,” added Mellon.

"Customers, such as COPAN Systems, can really leverage their investment in Salesforce by utilizing our comprehensive integration, enabling complex products like hardware, software and services to be tied back to the opportunity,” said Chris Lesar, Webcom executive vice president. “The right tool for the right purpose: ease of configuration and pricing for the sales teams and completeness of forecasting and reporting for management,” added Lesar.

“WebSource CPQ for AppExchange is an example of the types of business critical on-demand applications that are now be available to all our customers with just a few clicks,” said Matt Holleran, vice president, AppExchange partners, salesforce. com. “We are pleased that our customers have the ability to extend their use of Salesforce with excellent partner solutions, such as Webcom,” added Holleran.

WebSource CPQ addresses the complexities raised by multiple product choices, sales hierarchy, discounting rules, pricing rules and multiple channels, whether a business is selling complicated equipment, software or services. Companies can automate quoting, revisions, the approval process, as well as leverage guided-selling and self-service applications. With WebSource CPQ, companies can:

 Move effortlessly from opportunity to order.  Simplify the sales process and configure, price, quote and propose a product/service offerings across all channels, anytime, anywhere.  Generate any document on demand without any duplication of effort or data.  Drive increased revenues and margins, increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs and improved productivity.

WebSource CPQ for AppExchange is one of more than 375 applications now available on the salesforce. com AppExchange, the world’s first on-demand directory and sharing service, found at http://www. salesforce. com/appexchange (http://www. salesforce. com/appexchange).

Apex is salesforce. com’s breakthrough new on-demand platform and programming language that is redefining what a multi-tenant on-demand application can be. Apex enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful new on-demand applications that far go beyond CRM, and for the first time, to write and run their own code hosted with the security, reliability, upgradeability and ease-of-use of salesforce. com’s industry-leading multi-tenant service. Customers can use Apex to modify the core features and functionality of their Salesforce deployments for their unique business needs and quickly and easily integrate new applications and components from partners and developers. Without any infrastructure investment, developers can now build and run a virtually unlimited array of applications with unprecedented power to innovate with the same creative freedom as salesforce. com’s own developers.

About Webcom, Inc.

Webcom, Inc. provides software solutions that simplify the quote-to-order process for the selling of complex products and services. Requiring only a browser, WebSource CPQ allows customers to configure, price, quote and propose their offerings across multiple sales and distribution channels, anytime, anywhere. WebSource CPQ not only handles the traditional bill of material, routing and diagram generation tasks frequently associated with product configurators, but also addresses the guided selling, proposal generation and multi-level channel management tasks associated with sales configurators. The solution helps drive increased revenues and margins, increased customer satisfaction, reduced costs and improved productivity. Companies utilizing Webcom’s products and services include Rockwell Automation, Danfoss, Corning Cable Systems, Verity, Grayhill and GE Industrial Systems. Founded in 1997, Webcom is a privately held corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with offices in the USA and Europe. For more information, visit Webcom at http://www. webcominc. com (http://www. webcominc. com) or call 414-273-4442 (toll free 877-508-6323).

About COPAN Systems

COPAN Systems is the leading provider of intelligent, enterprise-class, enhanced MAID storage solutions that unlock the value of long-term, persistent data. The company is led by storage industry veterans from EMC, Sun/StorageTek, Hitachi Data Systems, Dell, HP/Compaq, and others, and is privately held with investments by Austin Ventures, Globespan Capital, Pequot Ventures, and Credit Suisse. COPAN Systems’ storage solutions have been shipping since March 2004, with customers spanning the healthcare, financial, government, media, and service provider industries. Solution implementations include backup/restore, archive, and disaster recovery. More information is available at http://www. COPANsys. com (http://www. COPANsys. com).

About salesforce. com

Salesforce. com is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services. The company’s Salesforce suite of on-demand applications enables customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. Apex, salesforce. com’s on-demand platform and programming language, enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful new on-demand applications, and for the first time, to write and run their own code hosted with the security, reliability, upgradeability and ease-of-use of salesforce. com’s industry-leading multi-tenant service. Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce. com’s world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.

As of July 31, 2006, salesforce. com manages customer information for approximately 24,800 customers and approximately 501,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce. com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce. com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit http://www. salesforce. com (http://www. salesforce. com), or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.

Salesforce. com is a registered trademark of, and Apex, AppExchange and Successforce are trademarks of, salesforce. com, Inc., San Francisco, California. Other names used may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Media Contact:

Chris Lesar

Webcom, Inc.


Gordon Evans

Salesforce. com



Friday, September 26, 2003

Big Issues Make the Big Screen in Times Square

Big Issues Make the Big Screen in Times Square

Kelly Rowland Joins UN Officials and VIPs to Send the Message that “Everyone can Help Solve Global Problems”; the United Nations Foundation Debuts PSA at Crossroads of the World Before The UN Millennium Summit in New York City

New York, NY (Vocus) September 8, 2010

As world leaders convene in New York this September for a high-level summit to advance the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations Foundation unveiled a high-impact public service announcement about the most critical issues facing the world today on the Toshiba Vision screen in Times Square. During a launch event at the Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Assistant Secretary-General Sigrid Kaag, and the UN Foundation’s Chief Operating Officer Rick Parnell unveiled a special Public Service Announcement inviting people to get involved to solve global problems — marking the first time that the work of the UN is featured prominently in this iconic space.

“The United Nations is grateful to Toshiba for its willingness to provide its Toshiba Vision screen to help raise awareness about the most pressing global challenges in one of the main crossroads of the world,” said UNDP Assistant Administrator Sigrid Kaag. “Only by working together with world leaders, the private sector, and individuals, can we make real progress towards ending poverty and hunger, improving the health of mothers and children, fighting preventable diseases, and protecting the environment.”

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-television host-actress Kelly Rowland helped premiere the new video message via a live call, saying, “We all can send the message to world leaders that we care about these goals and want to make a difference.” Rowland joined the call to action by inviting her friends and fans to get involved. “You don’t have to be a celebrity or a world leader or a billionaire to make a difference. Everyone can do something today to make sure that women get an education, children are born with health and safety and families can live without the threat of disease.”

“The MDGs are a to-do list for the UN, world leaders, and citizens alike,” said Rick Parnell of the UN Foundation. “By placing this important message on the big screen in Times Square, we hope everyone will see that they too can help the UN create a better world. We want people to share the urgent call to action in their respective town squares across the U. S. and the world. We are thankful to Toshiba for providing its Toshiba Vision screen at One Times Square to help amplify the discussion about these important goals.”

This month, all eyes are on New York where world leaders will meet at the UN headquarters for the MDG Review Summit - marking the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the eight goals by all 192 UN member-states. From September 20-24, 2010, President Barack Obama and other world leaders will deliver their plan to tackle the biggest problems facing the world today.

The 30-second PSA debuting today was produced by GOOD in partnership with the UN Foundation and Millennium Promise. It focuses on the eight MDGs: eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, promote gender equality and empower women, reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases, ensure environmental sustainability, and develop a global partnership for development. The PSA will continue airing on the Toshiba Vision screen throughout the month of September as world leaders meet at the UN General Assembly, UN MDG Summit, the Clinton Global Initiative and other high-level meetings.

Three additional PSAs will air on the Toshiba Vision screen, focusing on how individuals can help the UN advance the MDGs by empowering and educating girls, ending preventable childhood diseases, and protecting the environment. They will be broadcasted along with the new MDG PSA throughout the month of September. The videos are available for viewing and downloading at http://www. unfoundation. org/mdgs. The UN Foundation encourages people everywhere to use these announcements and share them with networks through social media, broadcast, and other channels to raise awareness about how people everywhere can get involved in tackling global problems.

To watch the PSAs and to learn more about how to advance the MDGs, visit http://www. unfoundation. org/mdgs. For high-res images and b-roll footage of the PSAs on the screen, please contact klornsen(at)unfoundation(dot)org.

To learn more about the United Nations Development Programme and its work around the world to combat poverty visit http://www. undp. org.

About the United Nations Foundation
The United Nations Foundation, a public charity was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the world’s most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns we conduct reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www. unfoundation. org.

About Toshiba Vision
Prominently positioned below the world-famous New Year countdown ball in New York City’s Times Square business and entertainment district, Toshiba’s massive dual LED signboards, known collectively as “TOSHIBA VISION,” serve a variety of promotional and public-service functions. In addition to illuminating the annual New Year countdown for upwards of 1 billion celebrants worldwide, the Interlocking System connects both boards in brilliant seasonal displays and animated sporting events. From atop One Times Square Building, one of the most valuable advertising locations in the world, TOSHIBA VISION ensures superb domestic and international media exposure, providing the Toshiba brand with unrivalled quantitative and qualitative promotional benefits. For more information on the TOSHIBA VISION LED signboards please visit http://www. toshibavision. com.


Celebrate National Menopause Awareness Month with a Year’s Supply of GEM® Keep It Cool™

Celebrate National Menopause Awareness Month with a Year’s Supply of GEM® Keep It Cool™

Cool those hot flashes during September’s National Menopause Awareness Month by winning one five prizes from GEM® Keep It Cool™

Sammamish, WA (PRWEB) August 17, 2010

It’s been one year since Beveragette Ventures LLC, developers of the innovative line of GEM® wellness beverages, launched their latest and most unique product: an all-natural, low-calorie drink containing clinically proven ingredients that minimize many menopausal ingredients. In the past year, thousands of women have tried the Keep It Cool ™ fruit-flavored drink to reduce hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, irritability and sleeplessness—with great success.

GEM®’s creation of Keep It Cool ™ was due to a distinct lack of treatment options for the symptoms of menopause, especially those based on natural remedies. Their proprietary blend of natural and nature-identical ingredients does not exist in any other product, nor is there a remedy that is so easy—and pleasant—to take.

Here’s a testimonial from a current Keep It Cool ™ customer: “Keep It Cool ™ has reduced my symptoms considerably and I get additional nutritional benefits,” said Bonnie H. of Las Vegas, NV. “It tastes great and is not hard to swallow like a pill is. I highly recommend Keep It Cool ™ to everyone, and especially to those who are unable or uncomfortable taking medical hormone therapy.”

Now, as we approach National Menopause Awareness Month, the women of GEM® want to celebrate by giving women a chance to win a year’s supply of Keep It Cool™, among other prizes.

For your chance to win a year’s supply of GEM® Keep It Cool™, just log on to our web site http://www. drinkGEM. com (http://www. drinkGEM. com) and fill in the online form. The first 1,000 qualified entries will receive a one-month supply of Keep It Cool™ that will be shipped in time for September 1st, the start of National Menopause Awareness Month (shipping and handling charges not included). All qualified entries will be entered into a random drawing to win one of three fantastic prizes. The prize for first place is a one-year supply of GEM® Keep It Cool™ and a chance to be in our next commercial with our spokesperson, Marie Osmond. Our second place winner will receive a six-month supply of GEM® Keep It Cool™ plus an official GEM® tote bag filled with GEM® apparel. Those in third place will receive a one-month supply of GEM® Keep It Cool™.

Or, if you’re already a fan of Keep It Cool™, order a case by calling (877) 394-7585, or by visiting the GEM® web site (http://www. drinkGEM. com (http://www. drinkGEM. com)) before August 27th and be automatically entered to win. There is no purchase necessary to be entered to win, and for a full list of terms and conditions, please visit the website.

About Beveragette Ventures LLC
Beveragette Ventures LLC, is a leading developer of proprietary blended, wellness beverages, headquartered in Sammamish, WA. Established in 2008, the company was created by women for women, to provide healthy, natural and effective solutions to combat the lifestyle stresses of today's busy women. Working with exhaustive clinical research and partnering with the world's premier suppliers of the highest purity, optimal performing botanicals, herbs and dietary supplements, Beveragette Ventures LLC is recognized for its commitment to product safety, quality and product efficacy. For more information, go to http://www. drinkGEM. com (http://www. drinkGEM. com).

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Wednesday, September 24, 2003

Medical Breakthrough: Drug Free Strategy Shows Promise for Reversing or Halting Osteoporosis for Michigan Men and Women

Medical Breakthrough: Drug Free Strategy Shows Promise for Reversing or Halting Osteoporosis for Michigan Men and Women

Many people suffer needlessly with osteoporosis everyday because of common misconceptions about the disease. Dr. Karl R. O.S. Johnson, D. C. describes how a fresh look at exercise and other factors can have a positive impact on osteoporosis - without dangerous medications.

Utica, MI (PRWEB) January 18, 2010

The National Osteoporosis Foundation in the United States has reported that by 2010 about 12 million people over the age of 50 are expected to have osteoporosis and another 40 million to have low bone mass. These numbers are expected to increase to 14 million and 47 million respectively by the year 2020. Osteoporosis patients don’t need to be a statistic anymore.

Dr. Karl R. O.S. Johnson, D. C., the author of “The Ultimate Strategy for Ending Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain”, is one of a select few health practitioners in the area offering a drug free Osteoporosis Program featuring WAVE (Whole Body Advanced Vibration Exercise). WAVE Therapy has been proven by medical research to help build bone mineral density in many patients including those with Osteoporosis. Participants will learn:
Osteoporosis is not caused by simply a deficiency in a popular nutrient Foods do have an effect on osteoporosis, but not the ones you think The beginnings of osteoporosis begin before the time of life most people are led to believe The popular myth about this hormone predisposing one to osteoporosis is not true How to get one hour worth of exercise benefits in 15 minutes.

There are studies that prove the metabolic causes of osteoporosis are at work throughout someone’s lifetime and are not just related to the loss of hormones later in life. The biggest thing that is crucial to maintaining bone mass and density is exercise. With the WAVE Therapy patients receive specific and targeted exercises that are meant to assist in building back up bone mass without added stress to problem areas.

The Chiropractic & Nutrition Wellness Center offers an exciting free DVD and information packet that explains the details of this revolutionary osteoporosis recovery program. For more information please visit HelpMyChronicPain. com (http://www. helpmychronicpain. com) or call 586-731-8840 to request your free DVD and information packet.


What is Killing African-American Women? Pharmacist Takes on a Mission to Defeat Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Obesity

What is Killing African-American Women? Pharmacist Takes on a Mission to Defeat Diabetes, Pre-Diabetes and Obesity

November is American Diabetes Month. Why is the diabetes epidemic worse especially for African-American Women (According to the "Black Women's Health Study")

Dallas (PRWEB) November 14, 2008

Pharmacist and diabetes expert George F. Tohme and author of Lifestyle Makeover for Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics (Release date 11/19/2008) takes on a mission of helping people defeat diabetes Pre-diabetes and obesity which have become an all time alarming health crisis affecting tens of millions and killing silently hundreds of thousands every year.

Diabetes and pre-diabetes have reached epidemic proportions and they are the costliest. The CDC just released startling facts that diabetes and Pre-diabetes incidences have jumped to exceed 80 million people affecting ALL Americans. The number of obese and overweight adults and kids have exceeded the 190 million mark.

However, scientific research shows a particular increase in diabetes among African American Women due in part to an increase consumption of refined sugary snacks and beverages and due to Physical inactivity. The "Black Women's Health Study" after a follow up of 59, 000 African American Women for 8 years concluded that increasing the intake of high fiber cereal have reduced the risk. In Lifestyle Makeover for Diabetics and Pre-Diabetics Action Step 4 addresses balanced lifestyle choices and specifically the issue of the benefits and sources (by brand names) of food products and cereal containing high fiber. Action Step 4 Also reveals simple tips on how anyone can become more active at home or work and defeat disease and obesity.

During the last presidential debate both candidates made diabetes and obesity their top priority. Diabetes affects many celebrities namely Gov. Mike Huckabee, Patti Labelle, Aretha Franklin, Halle Berry, Larry King, Della Reese and Dick Clark all of whom already have a copy of this book.

This caring, passionate and dynamic pharmacist who's an expert in multiple disease and lifestyle related fields will reveal in simple and practical terms:

· How losing belly fat reverses diabetes and heart disease
· Could tens of million adult kids be affected with diabetes and pre-diabetes and not know it?
· How to lose body fat permanently without dieting, counting calories or grams ever again
· How people can cut 50 to 100% on their medications, doctor and hospital bills
· How can a Lifestyle Makeover and simple but powerful Five Action Steps help people prevent, manage, or even reverse diabetes, pre-diabetes and obesity.
· How George himself took charge and conquered his own 17-year obesity battle.

Here is a message from pharmacist George: "You and me can defeat diabetes, pre-diabetes, obesity and all other chronic diseases forever. That's a promise." On November 19th 2008 you can defeat diabetes and Pre-diabetes and earn over $1000 of valuable bonuses at no extra cost. To know more about this incredible offer click here NOW: http://www. LifestyleMakeoverEbook. com/diabetes (http://www. LifestyleMakeoverEbook. com/diabetes)

Credentials: George F. Tohme, pharmacist, is certified in diabetes and cholesterol management, smoking cessation, nutrition guidance, a certified personal trainer and practices pharmacy in Texas. He is a lifestyle makeover expert and also conquered his own 17-year battle with obesity. He is also the author of Lifestyle Makeover for All Couch Potatoes, Lifestyle Makeover for All Tobacco Users, Lifestyle Makeover: Defeat High Cholesterol and Blood Pressure, Lifestyle Makeover: Sex, Stress, and Alcohol.

CONTACT Cell: 214 674-0183 (Texas); www. LifestyleMakeoverEbook. com


Tuesday, September 23, 2003

Are You Drinking Enough Water? New Hydration Calculator Helps You to Find Out

Are You Drinking Enough Water? New Hydration Calculator Helps You to Find Out

Find out how much water you should be drinking using a simple hydration calculator released today by Eden Springs.

Glasgow, United Kingdom (PRWEB) April 28, 2009

Eden Springs, the UK's leading water cooler supplier, have just released a new calculator that enables people to work out how much water they should be drinking. It takes into account a person's gender, age, weight and exercise routine and calculates their ideal daily water intake to maintain optimum health, energy and concentration.

The calculator is available by clicking on a link from the Eden Springs Water Coolers home page.

It is common knowledge that we each need a certain amount of water to maintain optimum health and that most of us fall short of our daily requirement. What is less often known is exactly how much water we need. Rumours such as '7 glasses a day' persist, but these rumours often understate our true requirements and don't take into account the differences in a person's age, weight and lifestyle. Drinking too much water isn't ideal either so it's important for a person to know their requirements with some degree of accuracy.

"Eden Springs have released this calculator to give existing customers and visitors to our website a way to work out how many glasses of water they need", says Damien Higgins, Marketing Manager at Eden Springs, "and it's a reminder to us all that we should be refilling our glasses as we go about our day. We've also just released a new range of low cost bottled water cooler rental plans (http://www. edensprings. co. uk/bottledwatercoolers), and this calculator helps people to work out how many bottles of water they might need each month for their home or office. Of course, we can also deliver additional bottles to their doorstep at short notice if they find they're running short."

The hydration calculator is a continuation of Eden Springs 'Well-Being at Work' philosophy, encouraging the consumption of water in the workplace to improve energy, focus and concentration.

About Eden Springs

Eden Springs is a recognised European brand and the number 1 supplier of bottled and plumbed-in water coolers in the UK. Based in Glasgow, they supply and service 130,000 coolers held by more than 80,000 customers across the country. To learn more about Eden Springs, or to view a complete range of water coolers, visit www. edensprings. co. uk.


Damien Higgins, Marketing Manager, Eden Springs
Mob: 0779 582 4806
Tel: 0844 800 33 44


Pet Owners and Vets Encouraged to Use New Dog Food & Fitness Diary to Shed Weight Off Fat Animals Worldwide

Pet Owners and Vets Encouraged to Use New Dog Food & Fitness Diary to Shed Weight Off Fat Animals Worldwide

Pet and Owner Fat Camp! As obesity in animals reaches all time high, one personal trainer treats vets and owners to new food diary initiative that will shed the pouchy pounds and get also get owners on the road to a better figure.

Exeter, UK (PRWEB) April 25, 2007

Acclaimed Personal Fitness Trainer Simon Lovell 'Aka The Heat' is giving his web site visitors a free doggy food diary to try and help bring down obesity levels in dogs. He's also brining awareness to owners of the importance of exercise which can be the cause of our podgy canine friends. Visitors simply download the diary, fill it in for a week and take it to their vets for a nutrition assessment. The web site located at www. theheatfitness. co. uk can also be used to get owners in shape!

The diary provides all of the necessary information a vet requires to determine whether the animal is overeating. From the type of food consumed, to the frequency and whether the animal has been neutered. There's also space to fill our exercise information, a vital part of a dog's bid to stay fit, healthy and slim.

But although the diary is a handy resource for both owners and vets, it's important to be honest with the results Personal Trainer Simon Added: "Just like my human clients, we need to be honest with our food diaries for pets too. If we make poor choices just include them - it's up to a fitness professional (humans) or vet (animals) to discover what is causing cravings or behaviour that is making us treat our animals which can be harmful. Let us come up with the solution!".

The major cause of obesity in dogs stems from lack of exercise and over-treating from owners. Giving your pets too many treats can cause a begging habit, or 'variable reinforcement'. The dog may not be hungry but it's just got into a routine of accepting food. The snowball effect can have long-term damaging effects as the way in which a dog's body operates changes when unnecessary weight is put on.

The web site also provides useful information to owners about the importance of exercising with their animals to build fitness levels and develop a better bonding between the two.

To access the Doggy Food Diary for free in the The Heat Personal Training Web site simply visit www. theheatfitness. co. uk/pages/pets. html (http://www. theheatfitness. co. uk/pages/pets. html) Simon is encouraging web site owners to link the available cartoon images in with this link so that people can directly download the food diary from his web site. Vets can download the food diary and print it for their clients if they wish.

Owners wishing to kickstart a new fitness regime along side their pets can use the site at www. theheatfitness. co. uk for training software, diets, hypnotherapy downloads, live advice and more.

For more information please contact
Simon Lovell, Personal Trainer on 07786 175118 or email simontheheatfitness. co. uk
Www. theheatfitness. co. uk


Sunday, September 21, 2003

Author Embraces Technology - Launches Internet Portal from Behind the Walls of a Maximum Security Federal Prison

Author Embraces Technology - Launches Internet Portal from Behind the Walls of a Maximum Security Federal Prison

Author, screenwriter George Martorano has assisted in launching the website www. georgemartorano. com. Martorano, in his 23rd year of a life without the possibility for parole sentence, has found a world wide audience for 23 years worth of writings - including 10 novels, 20 short stories and numerous screenplays.

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 14, 2006

Author, screenwriter George Martorano has assisted in launching the website www. georgemartorano. com. Martorano, in his 23rd year of a life without the possibility for parole sentence, has found a world wide audience for 23 years worth of

Writings - including 10 novels, 20 short stories and numerous screenplays.

George Martorano is currently serving his 23rd year of a life without the possibility of parole sentence in a maximum security federal prison in Coleman, Florida. Mr. Martorano plead guilty to drug conspiracy charges in 1983. Despite a plea agreement which intended Martorano to serve 10 years in prison, A federal judge ignored the plea agreement and sentenced George Martorano to serve a life sentence with no parole for his first-time, non-violent offense. The reason given was Mr. Martorano's failure to outline activities about his father's alleged, unrelated illegal business activities that the judge had hoped he knew.

Mr. Martorano is the longest serving first-time, non-violent offender in the history of America. Despite the circumstances surrounding George Martorano's living conditions over the last 23 years, he has overcome, raised above and far exceeded expectations by educating himself, maintaining a healthy positive mental attitude and teaching and counseling hundreds of inmates over the years.

George Martorano. com, The We Believe Group and Michael Productions have entered a joint distribution venture with proceeds going towards an as of yet undecided organization that fosters reform personal growth and community revitalization through education, training and support.

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Loyalty Builders' CEO Offers In-Person Review of Customer Transaction Analysis at NCDM

Loyalty Builders' CEO Offers In-Person Review of Customer Transaction Analysis at NCDM

Any business that uploads their transaction data for the free Longbow Customer Report Card by December 1st may sign up for a private session at the NCDM with Loyalty Builders’ CEO Mark Klein to review the results.

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (Vocus) November 18, 2008 –

Predictive analytics and multivariate testing experts Loyalty Builders (http://www. longbowdirectmarketing. com/company) today announced a special invitation for attendees of the National Center for Database Marketing (http://www. ncdmevents. com/ncdm2008/public/enter. aspx) which is being held December 8-10 at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando, Florida. Any business that uploads their transaction data for the free Longbow Customer Report Card by December 1st may sign up for a private session at the NCDM with Loyalty Builders’ CEO Mark Klein to review the results. Loyalty Builders will be exhibiting in booth 320.

The Longbow Customer Report Card (http://www. longbowdirectmarketing. com/free-customer-report-card) gives marketers a snapshot analysis of their existing customers and products, presenting near term revenue and direct marketing opportunities that traditional customer segmentation methods do not reveal. The report card includes metrics and revenue opportunities for new and existing customers organized in a dashboard format. It identifies opportunities for cross sell and upsell campaigns and identifies revenue at risk due to possible customer defection. It also shows a customer loyalty analysis for all customers organized by deciles and graphical maps of customer behavior.

The Customer Report Card is generated by Loyalty Builders’ next generation direct marketing system, Longbow. Based on Loyalty Builders’ powerful Mathematical Marketing (http://www. longbowdirectmarketing. com/resources/library/new-tools-of-mathematical-marketing) techniques, Longbow allows marketers to manage a full range of direct marketing tasks from their desktop with an easy-to-use interface. These tasks include the ability to upload customer data, analyze and model the data, segment and select target lists, design direct marketing tests and manage marketing campaigns including print and variable content email integration (http://www. longbowdirectmarketing. com/solutions/email-integration). Longbow includes powerful predictive analytics and also multivariate testing capabilities.

“Longbow is an amazing new breed of direct marketing system so we wanted to come up with an equally amazing offer to catch people’s attention,” said Mark Klein (http://www. longbowdirectmarketing. com/company/our-team), Loyalty Builders founder and CEO. “How often does a marketer get a chance to have their transaction data analyzed for free and then get to review the results with the CEO of the company that analyzed the data?”

Requirements (http://www. longbowdirectmarketing. com/solutions/is-longbow-right-for-you)

The Free Customer Report Card requires the prospect upload transaction and product data. Customer information is not required but for meaningful results the business must have at least 1,000 customers and a median number of transactions per customer greater than one. The more data uploaded, the greater the prediction accuracy. The upload is fully secure, the transmission is encrypted, and when the data is stored on Loyalty Builders’ servers, it is also encrypted. Free support is also available.

About Mathematical Marketing

At the core of Mathematical Marketing is the process of marketing to customers based on a scientific understanding of how past customer behavior predicts future purchases. Mathematical Marketing also includes sophisticated direct marketing techniques such as “what-if analysis”, factorial design testing and campaign results measurement.

About Longbow

Longbow (http://www. longbowdirectmarketing. com/blog/the-mathematization-of-marketing) is a web-based direct marketing system that quickly and easily predicts the future buying behaviors of your existing customers. Harnessing powerful predictive analytics and multivariate testing capabilities, it allows a marketer to manage a full range of direct marketing tasks without IT assistance.

About Loyalty Builders

Loyalty Builders was founded in 1999 to bring new levels of precision to the science of customer behavior and its application in direct marketing. Loyalty Builders’ advanced mathematics allows clients to predict behavior by individual customer. Using predictive analytics, clients can pinpoint which individual customers will buy next, what products or services they will buy, and when they will buy it. The result is increased accuracy for cross-sell and up-sell campaigns, and the ability to build early warning systems to spot potential defectors. Clients (http://www. longbowdirectmarketing. com/solutions/customers) come from a variety of industries including retail, distribution, health services, financial services, transportation, technology and manufacturing and range from small business to enterprise.

For more information about Longbow please visit www. longbowdirectmarketing. com.

For more information on the “free analysis and CEO Review” please email longbow @ loyaltybuilders. com.


Intravera Expands Distribution Network - Chiropractors Buying Group Adds BruiseMD to Its Lineup

Intravera Expands Distribution Network - Chiropractors Buying Group Adds BruiseMD to Its Lineup

IntraVera Worldwide today announced that the Chiropractors Buying Group Inc. (CBG) will make available, its flagship product, BruiseMD, through their exclusive catalog and online store. Two BruiseMD SKU’s are now offered to CBG’s membership: Enzymatic Tablets and Cooling Gel.

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) December 23, 2009

IntraVera Worldwide today announced that the Chiropractors Buying Group Inc. (CBG) will make available, its flagship product, BruiseMD, through their exclusive catalog and online store. Two BruiseMD SKU’s are now offered to CBG’s membership: Enzymatic Tablets and Cooling Gel.

BruiseMD contains proven, safe and effective ingredients known to alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and decrease the skin discoloration associated with bruises and soft tissue injuries. The three topical formulations (Cooling Gel, Soothing Cream and Analgesic Balm) contain Arnica Montana, a well-known homeopathic medicine, combined with proven natural pain relievers. BruiseMD oral tablets, containing pineapple (Bromelain) and papaya (Papain) work in conjunction with the body’s naturally occurring active enzymes to accelerate healing process by breaking down bruises faster.

Said Raymond Ealy, President & CEO, IntraVera Worldwide, "The Chiropractors Buying Group, Inc. is a premiere company, known for having the best products, variety and value, while providing members with exceptional service. We are honored that they have chosen to add, BruiseMD, to their product offerings. As the leading buying group in Chiropractic, CBG has set the standard for efficiency, quality and value. Together, we will work together to provide Chiropractors with the best combination of products, pricing and service.”

About Chiropractors Buying Group
CBG’s mission is to provide industry-leading buying solutions that assist their members in improving and sustaining performance while remaining as a cost reduction leader. As the leading Buying Group in Chiropractic, CBG is the only Chiropractic buying group that sets the standard for lowering costs for the Chiropractor, while providing the best products and services available to Chiropractors and their offices. In addition, CBG firmly believes in bringing Chiropractors the latest technology, lowest prices, and greatest choices when purchasing products for the Chiropractic office. CBG will always look to provide added value to a product by seeking ways to reduce costs to its members and those that serve them. For more information, please visit http://www. cbgsave. com/ (http://www. cbgsave. com/).

About IntraVera Worldwide
Headquartered in Glendale, CA, IntraVera Worldwide is a consumer health and wellness products company. Our mission is to bring to market solutions that help improve and enrich the lives and vitality of our customers. IntraVera Worldwide, makers of BruiseMD, has developed a comprehensive first-aid product line created to treat chronic bruising and injuries or surgical procedures that result in bruising. BruiseMD is available in a powerful Enzymatic tablet formulation and in topical forms that include Soothing Cream, Cooling Gel, and Analgesic Balm. For more information, please visit us at http://www. bruisemd. com (http://www. bruisemd. com) and www. intraveraww. com.

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The National Association of Baby Boomer Women 2008 Educational and Empowerment Opportunities JANUARY Teleseminar Series -- Boomer Women: It's All About Us!

The National Association of Baby Boomer Women 2008 Educational and Empowerment Opportunities JANUARY Teleseminar Series -- Boomer Women: It's All About Us!

The NABBW Educational and Empowerment Opportunities presents their 2008 Teleseminar series for the month of January; Boomer Women: It's All About Us!

Towson, MD (PRWEB) January 5, 2008

The National Association of Baby Boomer Women, NABBW and www. boomerwomenspeak. com are excited to offer the 2008 Teleseminar series, Boomer Women: It's All About Us!

It's January, and staying healthy and looking good is on the mind of baby boomer women. The number one ranked site on Yahoo for "baby boomer women," www. nabbw. com (The National Association of Baby Boomer Women), takes pride in educating and empowering women at midlife. The following educational opportunities are available to members for free during January.
Midlife Body Tune Up: Nutritious, Delicious, Healthicious! January 8th at 4:00 p. m. ET

Janice Taylor www. ourladyofweightloss. com, one of country's leading weight loss coaches, weight-loss artist™®*, motivational speaker, author of Our Lady of Weight Loss: Miraculous and Motivational Musings from the Patron Saint of Permanent Fat Removal and Gregory Anne Cox, www. livebettercoach. com, a food expert and certified life coach who has been dishing up all-you-can-eat servings of health and nutrition information for over 15 years, join forces to bring women of the NABBW the first teleseminar for 2008. Janice explains how dieting is about forgiveness, giving to others, self-awareness, and loving/accepting one's self, while Gregory Anne Cox will give tips and concepts women need to make the most of food choices each day. She will explain the "Yumm factor" and why it is so important.

Boomers Nip N' Tuck it in the Bud! January 16 at 3:00 p. m. ET

Dr. John D Bonanno www. drbonanno. com/ (http://www. drbonanno. com/), One of New York City's best plastic surgeons shares his expertise with boomer women. Dr. Bonanno will talk about a few of the surgical areas that right now are popular for baby boomers and are at the 'cutting edge,' such as Dynamic nasal tip surgery, Eyelid surgery, Face and neck, Breasts, Tummy Tuck and Liposuction.

Fit and Fashion January 22nd at 7:00 p. m. ET

Janet Wood www. fashionfitformula. com, It's not what you wear, but how you wear it. Perception is reality -- It's possible to look taller and thinner instantly. Janet will explain why women have difficulty finding an outfit that fits in a store or why some outfits make women feel better than others. She will also offer tips on how to turn the clothing women already own into the appearance of a wardrobe designed specifically for those women. Using years of experience and expertise, she will tell women how to save a fortune on clothing, yet look better dressed than ever before.

GRAY Matters January 29th at 7:00 p. m. ET

Anne Kreamer www. annekreamer. com, Author of Going Gray: What I Learned about Beauty, Sex, Work, Motherhood, Authenticity, and Everything Else That Really Matters. Anne Kreamer is the former executive vice president and worldwide creative director of Nickelodeon / Nick at Nite, and a cofounder of Spy magazine. She previously created and wrote the American Treasures column for Martha Stewart Living and a monthly cultural column for Fast Company. In 2005, quickly approaching Anne's fiftieth birthday, she made the sudden and dramatic decision to go gray. She bravely chronicled the yearlong process for More magazine in an article that elicited more reader response than any piece the publication had ever run. Join the NABBW as Kreamer explores just how intensely women's hair is tied to women's perception of self.

Join the National Association of Baby Boomer Women today at http://www. nabbw. com (http://www. nabbw. com) and start enjoying the 20-plus teleseminars located in the MEMBER ONLY section and the other educational opportunities that will be provided on a monthly basis all through 2008!

Together at the NABBW, women can become empowered, more educated and enlightened throughout midlife and know that 2008 is the year to proudly proclaim; It's All About US!

Since launching NABBW, in 2005, and Boomer Women Speak, in 2002, Dotsie Bregel has become the expert journalists seek on Boomer women's issues. Dotsie has been mentioned in: Time magazine, LA Times, AARP Bulletin and dozens of newspapers, plus radio and television shows including CBS The Early Show with Dave Price.

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Saturday, September 20, 2003

Senate Bill Confirms Canadian Pharmacies as Necessary Healthcare Solution

Senate Bill Confirms Canadian Pharmacies as Necessary Healthcare Solution

Drug importation debate stoked by passage of U. S. Senate Bill prohibiting Customs officials from seizing medications from Canada. New political momentum verifies Canadian online pharmacies are still a recommended cure for excessive drug prices and that the mail will get through.

Winnipeg, Canada (PRWEB) July 20, 2006 –

The U. S. senate has affirmed its support for drug importation from Canada by passing a bill aimed at curbing Customs seizures of packages sent by licensed online Canadian pharmacies (http://www. rxcarecanada. com). By a 68-32 vote, the Senate has demonstrated that Canadian pharmacies (http://www. rxcarecanada. com) are alive and well and offering the best alternative to outrageously high drug prices. Legitimate pharmacies like Rx Care Canada (www. RxCareCanada. com) dispense safe and affordable prescription medications and guarantee delivery.

The Senate legislation was introduced by Sen. David Vitter, Louisiana Republican:

"We should demand that Customs and Border Protection focus on the true priority that we face on the war on terror," said Vitter, of efforts to secure U. S. borders. "Stripping small amounts of prescription drugs from the hands of seniors... that should not be a priority."

Canadian online pharmacies are more relevant than ever because they offer international options for fulfilment of prescriptions at even lower prices through partner pharmacies licensed in their home jurisdiction. With a simple toll free call, Americans that pay out-of-pocket for their medications can enjoy immense savings. Ordering through a trusted Canadian pharmacy may be a welcome solution for the un and underinsured as well as seniors that have fallen into the infamous Medicare D doughnut hole (http://www. rxcarecanada. com).

“We’ve gone global and our patients love it” explains William Skubovius, Chief Operating Officer of Rx Care Canada. Com Pharmacy (www. RxCareCanada. com). “They now have a safe conduit to low cost medications worldwide proving that affordability need not come at the expense of safety.”

Canadian pharmacies applaud the Senate action, and it appears that seizure activity has already subsided in recent months. The reduction in seizures coupled with re-ship policies that guarantee patient delivery have maintained the trust and viability of international mail-order pharmacies like Rx Care Canada.

“The seizure issue has been grossly overstated. Less than 1% of packages are intercepted and those that are get re-shipped immediately”, adds Skubovius. “American consumers need not be deterred, Canadian pharmacies are back and are bigger and better than ever.”

RxCareCanada Pharmacy (http://www. rxcarecanada. com) is licensed by the Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association (IPS license # 32690) and has been safely dispensing medications to American patients for 4 years. All Canadian drugs are dispensed and carefully reviewed by licensed pharmacists.

Media Contact:

William R Skubovius

Ph. 1-800-381-3594

Website: www. RxCareCanada. com


School Fundraising Company, schoolheart. com, Expanding Nationally

School Fundraising Company, schoolheart. com, Expanding Nationally

SchoolHeart, Inc. innovative hCard program has penetrated over 30 states. Increased awareness and innovative fundraising ideas have allowed the hCard® fundraising programs to expand nation wide

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 28, 2009

School and church fundraising company, www. schoolheart. com, has bolstered the exceptional value of its flagship product, the hCard® and is being hailed as one of the best fundraising programs in America. Less than 1/2 the price of similar fundraising cards (http://www. schoolheart. com/main/hcardoverview. html), the hCard® not only helps the school or nonprofit's mission financially, but it gives back to the cardholder with what may be the best member benefits value in America.

Utilizing local and national name-brand vendors, the hCard® is an easy and effective way to supplement fundraising strategies (http://www. schoolheart. com/) immediately, and for years to come. Local and national businesses gain valuable visibility through supporting the community and offering discounts and special promotions that create value for the hCard® member.

10+ Great Reasons to buy the hCard®

1. Roadside Assistance includes towing, tire repair, lockout service, etc.
2. Emergency Contacts Services ($59 value) provides monitoring service 24 hours a day, seven days a week by live operators.
3. Health Plan Discounts protection from over priced medical costs
4. Hotel discounts, including Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Ramada, Days Inns, Wingate Inns, Howard Johnson, Travelodge, Super 8, Baymont Inns, AmeriHost Inn, and Knight's Inns.
5. National Prescription Discounts (Save 15-75% at 54000+ locations!)
6. Gift Card promotions from Chili's, Sears, Starbucks, Olive Garden and more
7. Automotive discounts up to 10% off at Jiffy Lube, Meineke, Aamco and Maaco
8. Sporting Goods up to 10% off online at Sports Authority and Sports Kids
9. Entertainment and Events savings up to 50% off regular price
10. Travel, including Southwest Vacations and car rentals
11. Plus hundreds of other local and national savings!

Designed to bring communities together where it counts most, SchoolHeart's, patent-pending fundraising program (http://www. schoolheart. com/main/mission. html) is free, easy to use, and funding can be perpetual; the three key features nonprofit administrators covet most. There is no inventory and no monies to collect. In addition, an Account Supervisor works hands-on with all parties to ensure the program's timely success.

If you would like more information on SchoolHeart®, please visit www. schoolheart. com or www. thehcard. com.


Friday, September 19, 2003

Musician Shawn Lane Dies at Age 40

Musician Shawn Lane Dies at Age 40

Guitarist/Musician Shawn Lane has passed away at in a Memphis, TN hospital at the age of 40. Lane died from severe lung complications.

(PRWEB) September 29, 2003

Shawn Lane

21 March 1963, Memphis TN - 26 Sept. 2003

Guitarist Shawn Lane, who progressed from a teenaged hard-rock star to a master of world fusion music, has died after a drastic battle with lung disease. He was forty years old.

Lane began his musical interests very young, studying piano and cello from the age of four. He took up the guitar at eight, and it remained his principal instrument from then on. He quickly became a legend in Memphis' music scene as the feisty young kid began his professional playing and recording career when he was 12. At 14 he was hired into Black Oak Arkansas towards the end of the boogie-rock band's peak of fame. The teen wonder shocked and amazed audiences at stadium shows across the nation. He also performed with the band at Governor Bill Clinton's inauguration.

Four years later Lane quit performing entirely to concentrate on his family and studies. He returned to playing at the age of 20, in the house band of the Peabody Hotel. His growing resume included recordings and gigs with DDT, Joe Walsh, Alex Chilton, Sam & Dave, dc Talk, and country supergroup The Highwaymen. The last association led to his Warner Brothers recording contract and the release of "Powers of Ten" in 1992, along with opportunities for instructional videos and workshops. That year Guitar Player Magazine named Lane their Best New Talent; he also made second place in Keyboard Player Magazine's ranking of keyboard artists.

In 1994 Lane began working with Jonas Hellborg, a phenomenal Swedish bass guitarist who had taken part in the second edition of John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra. The two became fast friends and enduring partners, most notably working in trio sessions with various percussionists: Kofi Baker, son of Cream drummer Ginger Baker; Jeff Sipe (Apt. Q-258) from Aquarium Rescue Unit; and the Indian percussion-playing brothers Vinayakram Selvaganesh.

In 1999 Lane released his second album as a leader, "The Tri-Tone Fascination:, on his own Eye Reckon label while keeping up a hectic

Schedule with Hellborg. His health problems began in 2001, at which time Lane backed off from performing and folded the label with several sessions unreleased.

In early September 2003 Lane began suffering severe chest pain and underwent various medical tests while preparing for a new album with Hellborg and Ginger Baker. He was expected to remain on oxygen for the remainder of his life, but passed away within a few weeks.

For other information visit the official Shawn

Lane website at:

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

Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Passport to Fun Offers a Preview of the Hottest Toys of the 2007 Holiday Season

Passport to Fun Offers a Preview of the Hottest Toys of the 2007 Holiday Season

PassportToFun Helps Members Save on Family Entertainment, Recreation, Travel and More

Norwalk, CONN. (PRWEB) November 13, 2007

When the leaves begin to turn color, it's probably a good idea to at least start thinking about holiday shopping, reports Passport to Fun (SM) (http://www. passporttofun-program. com), a premier recreation and entertainment savings program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. After all, the holiday season seems to kick off earlier and earlier every year, and no one wants to be left behind as the hottest toys and gadgets are swept off the shelves by ambitious (or, in the eyes of some people, obnoxious) pre-holiday-rush shoppers.

PassportToFun (http://www. passporttofun-program. com/PassportToFun_qanda. html) recognizes that holiday traditions are deeply rooted in almost every family across the United States, and one of those traditions involves holiday shopping. For some folks, getting an early jump on buying gifts is almost hard-coded in their DNA. For others, the holidays just wouldn't feel right unless they waited until the last possible second to begin their shopping ritual, online or otherwise.

Unfortunately for many of those last-minute consumers, they usually need to complete the shopping equivalent of a Hail Mary pass to score the most popular gifts of the season. To offer them a few hints on what to look for if they happen to wander across a shopping opportunity before their appointed rounds, Passport to Fun (http://ap9consumergateway. typepad. com/ap9_articles/ap9_passporttofun/index. html) takes a quick look at a few of the toys receiving the most attention early in the 2007 holiday season:
Nintendo Wii. Nintendo's response to the Sony PlayStation 3 and the Microsoft Xbox 360 came out last year, but it's still a hit among consumers. Affordably priced in the market, the motion-sensitive gameplay device of the Nintendo Wii allows users to get off the couch and get into the action with a wide variety of games that the whole family, kids and parents alike, will enjoy. T. M.X. Elmo, T. M.X. Ernie and T. M.X. Cookie Monster. The "Tickle Me" line of toys has come out in its tenth version (hence the "X") and shows no signs of losing its appeal among America's kids. These new versions focus even more on the tickles, naturally, featuring almost uncontrollable laughter the more the fuzzy little creatures are tickled, making them an ideal gift for young ones who love to laugh along with things that laugh. The Pleo Dinosaur -- A Ugobe Life Form. Millions of years after their demise, dinosaurs still roam -- and rule -- the American toy industry landscape. The Pleo Dinosaur represents the latest evolution in toy dinosaurs, offering nearly 40 sensors and more than 100 specially designed gears that allow the Pleo to interact with its environment, seeing, hearing, sensing, feeling and even communicating with things -- including other Pleos -- in the area. Due to its advanced technology, the Pleo is targeted for children age 8 and older. The Fisher-Price Digital Camera. For parents who are tired of entrusting their high-priced digital cameras to their children, Fisher-Price has a solution: The Kid-Tough™ Digital Camera, an affordable, working camera that can handle the clumsiness and carelessness that young children sometimes exhibit in their weaker moments (and plenty of others). Designed for kids as young as 3, the camera helps youngsters start honing their photography skills without causing parents conniptions when the camera inevitably bounces off the floor.

With the holiday season kicking into high gear, consumers can find plenty of ways to stretch their gift-buying budget with the savings available on home entertainment and amusements, gift cards, movie tickets and more from PassportToFun (http://www. passporttofun-program. com).

About Passport to Fun
PassportToFun is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC (http://www. adaptivemarketing. com/ap9/passport-to-fun. asp). Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in membership programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at PassportToFun. com (http://www. passporttofun. com). With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs such as Passport to Fun.


Tuesday, September 16, 2003

North Fulton Democrats Meeting on "Democratic Values and Faith"

North Fulton Democrats Meeting on "Democratic Values and Faith"

The North Fulton Democrats meeting on August 10th will focus on a panel discussion of "Democratic Values and Faith"

ROSWELL, Ga. (PRWEB) July 31, 2005

The North Fulton Democrats invite you join them on August 10th for an important panel discussion on "Democratic Values and Faith".

The mixing of politics and religion in our country has Democrats asking the same questions Jim Wallis asks in his book 'GodÂ’s Politics': "Since when did believing in God and having moral values make you pro-war, pro-rich, and pro-Republican? And since when did promoting and pursuing a progressive social agenda with a concern for economic security, health care, and educational opportunity mean you had to put faith in God aside?"

We have invited several local religious leaders to participate in our panel discussion. Don't miss this meeting!

The North Fulton Democrats meet the second Wednesday of each month at 7:15 pm at StarTime Entertainment's Comedy Club in Roswell, Georgia, Fulton County. StarTime is located at 608 Holcomb Bridge Rd, Roswell, GA 30076, behind the Mall on the Northeast corner of Holcomb Bridge Rd and Alpharetta Hwy. (You'll see signs for Hobby Lobby, Shoe Gallery, and StarTime Entertainment. One of the entrances is on Commerce Pkwy, just north of Holcomb Bridge, off of Alpharetta Hwy.)

Please join us for great food, great information, and help us make great progress in North Fulton County. Doors open at 6:30 p. m. for a social time before the meeting.

Meeting Resources:

Read and Sign the Jacksonville Declaration: http://www. christianalliance. org/declaration (http://www. christianalliance. org/declaration) Read the Rockridge Institute website: http://www. rockridgeinstitute. org/ (http://www. rockridgeinstitute. org/) Read the Sojourner's website: http://www. sojo. net/ (http://www. sojo. net/) Read the Christian Alliance website: http://www. christianalliance. org (http://www. christianalliance. org)


Monday, September 15, 2003

Clinica Verde Will Provide Medical Care to Poor Women, Children in Nicaragua

Clinica Verde Will Provide Medical Care to Poor Women, Children in Nicaragua

“Green” clinic features sustainable design, holistic approach, clinical excellence

St. Helena, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010

Poor women and girls living in rural Nicaragua will soon have access to a new model of healthcare, thanks to the dream of a former journalist and to more than $700,000 in donations, mostly from private donors and various foundations.

The medical services – focusing on maternal and infant health care – will be provided at a facility called Clínica Verde, which should be operational by the end of this year. It is expected to serve 4,000 children and 1,500 high-risk pregnant women annually.

Clínica Verde is located about 50 miles northeast of Managua, Nicaragua’s capital. Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and has the highest rate of adolescent fertility in Latin America.

The clinic will approach health issues holistically, starting with sustainable design and clinical excellence and extending to the nutritional, educational and economic health of women and their families. It will include a community classroom with demonstration kitchen as well as an organic garden, which will be used to teach nutrition and self-reliance.

Clinica Verde was founded in 2007 by former journalist Susan Dix Lyons, a California mother of three and former journalist whose grandparents were friends with former Nicaraguan President Violeta Chamorro and her husband, Pedro. Pedro Chamorro was assassinated in 1978.

That family friendship, which began in the 1970s, began a chain of relationships that led to the Clinica Verde concept. Today, the Chamorro’s daughter, Cristiana, is a partner in the project as well as a member of its board of directors.

“It’s as though each stage of my life has been leading me forward and preparing me for this work,” said Dix Lyons, who put together the group of professionals and supporters that has made Clinica Verde possible.

So far, she and her group have raised more than $700,000 from private donors and foundations, including a $150,000 matching grant challenge from world-renowned Napa Valley vintner Joseph Phelps and 100,000 Euro from the COFRA Foundation of Switzerland.

Dix Lyons said she believes Clínica Verde will provide a global prototype of an environmentally sustainable health clinic that can be replicated in areas of poverty around the world.

Learn more about Clinica Verde at www. clinicaverde. org. Donations can be made through the website or by check mailed to: Clínica Verde, c/o Susan Dix Lyons, 109 Camino Vista. St. Helena, CA 94574. Clinica Verde is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit.


Sunday, September 14, 2003

Orange County Entertainment

Orange County Entertainment

An in depth look at the master of Entertainment in the infamous Orange County

Brea, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2006

When we think of Orange County, California the first thing that comes

To mind is the sun cascading across the ocean with groups of half-naked

Women frolicking around the waters edge. And since the over-exposure of

The hit show “The OC,” a growing perspective of the plastic bubble

Continues to grow.

Within the walls of this prosperous county spring some

Of the world’s most talented people. From the corporate leaders to the

Gold diggers, this place has the best of the best. One of those people

That has been mentioned time-and-time again is Derek Jaeger. Known too

Many as “D$” he has been on the forefront of what’s hot for some time.

We headed south from Los Angeles, California to Newport Beach to meet

Up with this over-accomplished 30 year old for some good laughs and

Straight-up industry talk. Arriving exactly at 1:00pm as schedule, Derek

Gracefully greeted us with the “what’s up,” that is so often shared as a

Greeting between close friends. Without too much small talk, the

Conversation quickly moved to business, as Mr. Jaeger led us with the “cut to

The chase” gesture that a busy business man is a natural at doing.

Young “What projects do you have on your plate?”

Jaeger “After an hour real estate prospecting, I dealt with the final

Production of our

Eighth movie title “The Real OC III.” Then charged right into some new 

Pimpit and Code of Silence designs. From there I established a new

China contractor to build our board shorts from the new specs that we

Provided. I jammed over to our web division to update our current website

Layout for Pimpit. com, took some calls in-between, and flew over here to

Rock this interview.”

Young “It sounds like you are a busy guy. Do you have anytime for

Personal stuff?

Jaeger “Everything is personal. I love what I do. As for things outside

Of the  Empire, I’m at the gym every morning, I make a bomb

Breakfast, and if the waves are on, I take the time to surf. If I know

The swell is coming in, I make sure to rotate my schedule around

Surfing.” My health comes first, then family, surfing, work, and then


Young “It’s been hard for us to get this interview with you, it seems

Like you are always traveling?”

Jaeger I get out of town a few times a month. My travel is business

Mixed with pleasure. I haven’t had a vacation for years. I feel like that

Would be a waste of time. I like to network and market my projects

While I enjoy the waves of Hawaii or some other location. I always cruise

With a video camera ready to shoot something going down. The few times

I’ve left the camera at my hotel or in my rental car there is always a

Fight or some freak doing something crazy.

Young “Where have you traveled lately?”

Jaeger I’ve been in Las Vegas a lot for tradeshows, and did a wild

Asian adventure to Hong Kong, China, and Japan few months back. I head out

To Hawaii next month and back to Asia this summer. I am looking forward

To hitting Bali up on my next overseas experience. There are some wild

Things to shoot in China, so I have a documentary script written and I

Will probably shoot that in the fall.

Young “How did you get involved with the entertainment industry?”

Jaeger “When I was 10 years old I started surfing and always wanted to

Get video shot of me when I was ripping the waves. Back then the camera

Required VCR’s to be connected to them to work. Years later a more

Compact version came out and there was always someone shooting the line-up.

So in order to get footage of myself I needed to get up on a video

Camera. I bought one when I was 15 and started shooting everything but

Surfing. I would take it on snowboard trips or down to the ghetto and get

Random drunks’ fist fighting or shooting up. I new the lifestyle footage

I was getting was unique so I continued to channel my potential into

Getting the content that was intriguing. Eventually, I built up a caliber

Of tapes but no way to put them together into a moving script. I knew

At the point that I would need to learn to edit or find someone with the

Skills to piece these moments in time together. Then I graduated high

School and headed to San Diego State for College. I never stopped

Filming, but I broadened my perspectives and starting shooting house parties

And other events that surrounded themselves with attractive girls doing

Wild things. At the same time I had been working in the Surf, Skate,

Snow industry for a Japanese corporation as a buyer for 500 stores. I

Built some great networking and became a VIP at every party in Southern

California. The camera went to these events and I began to groom the

Footage and focus on the better shots with the right lighting and sound. I

Had some great roommates and our house was the bachelor pad of SDSU. We

Through erotica parties and other sleazy invite only gigs for the sole

Purpose of getting laid. I was there to capture every moment. Through

My previous connections in the extreme sports industry, and extensive

Appearances at the big club nights, I formed my own online retail company

To open up the lifestyle of what I was experiencing day-to-day. I

Called this empire Pimpit. com and gave our customers the clothing attire

They could never find outside of the core boutiques with a complete feel.

We incorporated the parties, girls, and good times with our

Trendsetting gear and took on a new giant. Meanwhile I continued to shoot video

And started to supply half of the Hollywood celebrities with their

Clothing attire. With our website being introduced in 1997, the early stages

Of the internet, we took this niche market and have owned it ever

Since. In 2003, I hired a kid at Pimpit. com as a street team member and

Found out he was a video editor. Next thing I know, the two of us are

Blasting out my party footage into full length lifestyle movies. 3 years

Into it, I formed Cartel Entertainment, I have 4 title series, and my 9th

Title in the final stages of production

Young “What is next for Pimpit. com and Cartel Entertainment?”

Jaeger “Pimpit. com is off the chain and growing by leaps and bounds.

It’s like an infant child being bottle fed steroids. I can see the

Strength of my brands and marketing grow with muscle everyday. Cartel

Entertainment will continue to put out the only lifestyle movies in the

Marketplace with unique content and straight up entertainment for the ADD


Young “Where can we see Pimpit and Cartel over the next year?”

Jaeger “Flip on MTV and you will see a slew of celebrities wearing the

Pimpit gear. Shows such as Viva La Bam, Wildboyz, Punk’d, Next, True

Life, TRL, and mainstream shows such as Trick My Truck, CSI, Lost, 24,

And some others. I love seeing rock stars with the Pimpit and Code of

Silence clothing. Tommy Lee has been a true fan for years, and will

Continue to sport our brands. Cartel will be doing a reality show on Pimpit,

Called “Empire.” This will be along the lines of Inked and Dog the

Bounty Hunter. You can see the action that my daily life brings. I really

Look forward to doing this series this summer.

Young “Any last things you want include?”

Jaeger Be sure to check my DVD series The Real OC, SpringBreakDown,

Partylife, and Badgirl Brawls. These are the titles that will keep your

Jaw dropping and adrenaline flowing from start to finish. Solid music,

Strong eye candy, and a non-stop adventure when you watch these flicks.”

Young “Good luck, and we will see you on the big screen.”

Jaeger “Thank you. I look forward to giving the viewers what they have

Been waiting to see.”


How To Turn Off The Cancer Switch

How To Turn Off The Cancer Switch

How Nutrition Can Thwart Three Steps of Cancer Development

Churubusco, NY (PRWEB) February 17, 2010

In the world of medical fears, few things rank as high as cancer. For many people, a cancer diagnosis challenges their view of themselves as a "healthy person." Fortunately, many cancers are curable. Individuals can survive cancer and be healthy.

According to Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, internationally recognized expert in nutrition, chronic disease, cancer, health and wellness as well as the Executive Editor of Nutrition Intelligence Report, "A basic understanding of how cancer develops can help you take advantage of what nutrition has to offer. Food can and should be a part of your plan for reducing the risk of cancer, and the risk of getting cancer again if you've already had it."

She adds, "There are three basic steps to cancer development. Obviously, the process is very complicated at the cellular level. But the three-step model explains the most important changes that lead to cancer. These three steps represent some of the best opportunities for preventing cancer from developing at all."

The first step in cancer development is called "initiation." One of the most common causes of initiation is free radical damage. Dixon adds, "This is where nutrition comes in. Vegetables, fruit, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds - plant foods - are loaded with antioxidants. And not just the common antioxidants we all know and love. Beyond vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene are hundreds, even thousands of antioxidants in plant foods."

The second step of the cancer development process, called promotion, doesn't happen to just any cell. It happens to cells that already are initiated.

The third step in cancer development is progression. In progression, damaged cells take the communication problem one step further. These cells not only ignore messages. They begin to create their own messages. They try to influence the cells around them. It's like negative peer pressure.

Says Dixon, "Knowing that plants contain nutrients that can slow down and impede the cancer process is pretty motivating. Every time you put a healthy plant food on your plate, you'll feel good knowing you're giving your body the tools to keep cancer at bay."

She concludes, "And it doesn't hurt that these same foods help prevent other diseases as well. For preventing heart disease, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure, arthritis, you name it … plants in the diet are nothing but helpful."

For more information or to read the full article, visit http://www. appleboost. com/pages. php? pID=37 (http://www. appleboost. com/pages. php? pID=37)

Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, is an internationally recognized expert in nutrition, chronic disease, cancer, and health and wellness as well as the Executive Editor of Nutrition Intelligence Report, a free natural health and nutrition newsletter. For more information, article archives, or to sign up for a free subscription, please visit http://www. appleboost. com/ (http://www. appleboost. com/)

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Friday, September 12, 2003

Sabra Gives America a Mediterranean Moment: 'Make Your Own Hummus Sundae'

Sabra Gives America a Mediterranean Moment: 'Make Your Own Hummus Sundae'

It's Two Scoops with a Chickpea on Top as America's Best-Selling Hummus Maker Tours the Country with Free Hummus

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 15, 2008

WHAT:  Is hummus hotter than a hot fudge sundae? Americans crave Mediterranean cuisine, coveting the warm, healthy lifestyle of the region. Hummus has taken center stage as a delicious, nutritious dip and spread!

Sabra is touring the country in a Mediterranean-inspired trailer, serving tens of thousands of "hummus sundaes"- scoops of authentic hummus paired with a choice of fresh toppings and served with Stacy's Pita Chips and Sun Chips. Roasted Red Pepper, Caramelized Onion, Chipotle and Luscious Lemon are among the flavors featured as part of this FREE event. Take a Mediterranean Moment!

WHO:  This event is sponsored by Sabra Go Mediterranean (www. sabra. com), the leading U. S. brand manufacturer of Mediterranean dips and spreads.

San Francisco, CA - Bay To Breakers: May 18
Boston, MA - Faneuil Hall: May 25, 26
Pinellas, FL - Taste of Pinellas: May 31, June 1 
Chicago, IL - Ribfest Chicago: June 7, 8
New York, NY - Union Square Park: June 29

Exact times and locations are available at www. sabra. com.

About Sabra: Sabra Dipping Company, LLC of Astoria, New York, makes a wide and outstandingly delicious range of Mediterranean dips and spreads. Visit Sabra at www. sabra. com.

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Thursday, September 11, 2003

CityPass Icon Viewing Towers are Just the Ticket for Valentine's Day

CityPass Icon Viewing Towers are Just the Ticket for Valentine's Day

No matter where you leave your heart, CityPass®, the company known for assembling the continent's most-visited city attractions in convenient booklets, makes it easy and affordable by bundling the best in each city and topping it off with a romantic suggestion, on Valentine's Day or any day marked for romance.

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 29, 2009

No matter where you leave your heart, CityPass®, the company known for assembling the continent's most-visited city attractions in convenient booklets, makes it easy and affordable by bundling the best in each city and topping it off with a romantic suggestion, on Valentine's Day or any day marked for romance.

For traditional head-in-the-clouds romantics in New York, Toronto, Chicago, Boston and Seattle, consider the obvious - the city's landmark viewing towers. Yes, it's been done before. Yes, the air could be swirling with proposals, but North America's best viewing towers are open late and there's always a camera nearby to capture the moment. Because love won't wait, CityPass breezes ticket holders past main entrance lines at a savings of about 50% off box office prices and frosts the most-loved attractions in each city with fabulous views.

New York: Empire State Building Observatory (http://www. citypass. com/city/ny. html)--practice your favorite Empire State Building line from almost 100 movies (or stick with Affair to Remember--"It's as close to heaven as you can get.") Also included in CityPass: The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim Museum, The American Museum of Natural History, and a visit to the Statue of Liberty aboard Statue Cruises or a romantic Circle Line Sightseeing Cruise; $79.

Toronto: CN Tower--is the world's tallest building (1,465 feet) with a glass floor to capture that floating feeling, and a revolving restaurant completing one revolution every 72 minutes--plenty of time to consider your future together. Also: Casa Loma Castle, Ontario Science Centre, Royal Ontario Museum and Toronto Zoo; $59 CAD.

Chicago: The Hancock Observatory or Sears Tower SkyDeck (http://www. citypass. com/city/chicago. html) -- the view sweeps across skyline, moody Lake Michigan and four nearby states. Use the photo taken at the entrance as your engagement announcement. Also: The Field Museum, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, and Museum of Science and Industry; $69.

Boston: The Skywalk Observatory (http://www. citypass. com/city/boston. html)--the only observatory in all of New England, with the Top of the Hub restaurant on the 52nd floor serving cuisine as gorgeous as the view. Also: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Science, New England Aquarium and either the Harvard Museum of Natural History or John F. Kennedy Library and Museum; $44.

Seattle: Museum of Flight (http://www. citypass. com/city/seattle. html)--a museum headed by an astronaut knows a thing or two about the wild blue yonder. The museum's collection includes more than 150 historically significant air - and space-craft, as well as the largest aviation and space library on the West Coast. Or choose the option ticket to the Experience Music Project & Science Fiction Museum. Other CityPass attractions: Pacific Science Center, Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, and a romantic Argosy Cruises Harbor Tour passing the famous houseboat where Tom Hanks and his movie son wait to meet Meg Ryan in Sleepless in Seattle; $44.

San Francisco: Cable Cars (http://www. citypass. com/city/sanfrancisco. html)--Who needs a viewing tower when those famous cable cars climb to the stars? CityPass includes a week of unlimited transportation on cable cars, light rail and city buses. Attraction tickets include the newly reopened California Academy of Science, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, de Young Museum in Golden Gate Park and the Legion of Honor or the Exploratorium, and romantic Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruse Adventure under the Golden Gate Bridge. $59.

Houston: Space Center (http://www. citypass. com/city/houston. html)--Feel like telling the moon about your love? Head to Space Center Houston, the official visitor center of NASA's Johnson Space Center. Other CityPass attractions: Downtown Aquarium, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Houston Zoo, the Museum of Fine Arts or The Children's Museum, and your choice of the George Ranch Historical Park or The Health Museum. $39.

CityPass is also available in Philadelphia, $58; Atlanta, $69; Hollywood, $59; and Southern California, combining Anaheim and San Diego theme parks, $259. Youth prices are available. Booklets are valid for nine days from first use. CityPass is the best deal of any season and may be purchased at www. citypass. com or at any participating attraction. For more information, to take an online page-by-page look inside CityPass ticket booklet or to link to each attraction, click on www. citypass. com. Prices valid from 4/1/09 to 3/31/2010. Recorded information is available at 707-256-0490 or toll free (U. S./Canada) 877-THEPASS (877-843-7277). CityPass. It's the ticket that makes the trip.


Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Family Care Home Health, Inc. Selects PatientPlacement. com to Automate Intake and Referrals

Family Care Home Health, Inc. Selects PatientPlacement. com to Automate Intake and Referrals

Web-based Referral Management System links two home health and personal care businesses to improve efficiency and streamline processes

Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) October 23, 2008

Patient Placement Systems announced today that continuing care provider Family Care, Inc., of Central Virginia has deployed the Referral Management System, Enterprise Edition in both its home health (http://www. patientplacement. com/healthcare-software/referral-management-system. aspx) and private duty companies.

The Referral Management System automates and accelerates patient and client referral intake for sub-acute and long-term care providers, (http://www. patientplacement. com/healthcare-software/referral-management-system-demo. aspx) replacing slow fax-and-paper processes with a fast, simple and efficient online software service. Both Family Care locations as well as its two business offices can review, track, approve and archive referral documents securely online, applying efficiency and consistency to referral processes.

"The Referral Management System is the perfect solution to automate our referral inquiry process," said Family Care's CEO, Bonnie Gordon. "We receive referrals from so many sources and methods, and this system is just what we needed to fix the fax frustration and streamline our workflow. Task Management is ideal for tracking marketing efforts and Insurance Verification will be a tremendous time saver, increasing efficiency across our two companies and business offices."

Gordon also cited the benefit of eliminating the referral log books and manual reports that managers and marketing personal spent hours each week to produce. Referral Management System provides a variety of reports that are automatically generated within seconds.

"We are pleased to announce this partnership with a distinguished home health and private duty provider such as Family Care, Incorporated," said Eric Christ, President of Patient Placement Systems. "The value and convenience that the Referral Management System provides for sharing information between companies is unparalleled. And the ability to speed response times to referral sources is a critical advantage in an increasingly competitive industry."

About Patient Placement Systems: Patient Placement Systems helps continuing care providers replace mountains of paper and fax frustration with fast, efficient online healthcare software (http://www. patientplacement. com/healthcare-software/patient-referral-management. aspx) for discharge planning, patient referral management and tracking, and electronic medical records storage and retrieval. Patient Placement Systems is a proud Jackson Healthcare company, sharing a common dedication to providing the world's best healthcare software, technology and services.

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Monday, September 8, 2003

New Picture Book Helps Kids Learn About Gardening, Counting and Healthy Food

New Picture Book Helps Kids Learn About Gardening, Counting and Healthy Food

Announcing a new resource for parents and teachers to help their children learn about healthy foods, gardening, and counting basics. The picture book "Chipper Kids: Counting in the Crazy Garden" (JenPrint Publications, hardcover) will be available in traditional bookstores and through online retailers in March 2008.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 4, 2008

Parents who want to encourage their young children to eat healthy foods can soon have a new picture book to help them in their efforts. "Chipper Kids: Counting in the Crazy Garden" (JenPrint, 2008) highlights the activities of Arnold Chipper, a teddy who loves to make "food" from his garden. The problem is he can't get his little brother Albert and friend Maria to eat any of his messy meals! Will they eventually try one of his crazy creations? Or will they convince Arnold to use his garden in a different way? "Chipper Kids: Counting in the Crazy Garden" highlights healthy eating while it also shows young readers how to count from one to ten. It is the first book in the Chipper Kids™ series.

"It was tough for me to get my children to eat healthy meals, so I created a story for them where the characters were given truly crazy 'snacks'," says the book's author, Margarette Burnette. "By the time I got to the end of the tale, my kids had a new appreciation for good food. At that point, I knew the story could be a book for other children to enjoy." Burnette blogs about her experiences at www. ChipperKids. com, a web site that also offers free games and coloring pages for kids.

When she's not blogging, Burnette is a health and parenting writer. Her articles have appeared in Parenting, Pregnancy, Essence and several regional parenting publications. She is an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two children, ages four and six.

"Chipper Kids: Counting in the Crazy Garden" (JenPrint Publications, hardcover, $15.95) will be available in traditional bookstores and through online retailers in March 2008.

JenPrint creates material to entertain, encourage, and educate. To schedule an interview with the author, please contact Lauren Bradford at 404-353-0772.


Study: 41% of U. S. Hospitals Plan to Invest in New HIM Solutions

Study: 41% of U. S. Hospitals Plan to Invest in New HIM Solutions

CapSite Releases 2010 U. S. Health Information Management (HIM) Study

Burlington, VT (PRWEB) October 29, 2010

CapSite™ announces the release of the 2010 U. S. Health Information Management (HIM) Study, a strategic analysis of the U. S. HIM market in response to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) component of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

The study represents unique Voice of Customer (VOC) insight from more than 500 U. S. hospitals across a series of HIM areas including:
 Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC)  Document Management  Coding  Record Management  Compliance  Computer-assisted Coding (CAC)

“The objective of our HIM study was to provide a strategic assessment of the HIM market to better understand the business challenges and competitive landscape in terms of vendor market penetration, as well as which HIM vendors are currently top of mind with prospective buyers," says CapSite Director of Research Michael Lee. “Additionally, we wanted to assess the historical and projected purchasing activity within the HIM market.

“Our findings indicate that regulatory requirements and compliance represent the greatest HIM business challenges that U. S. hospitals are dealing with today. As evidence of this focus and business challenge, we found that 50% of U. S. hospitals have recently invested in RAC solutions to assist in their preparation for RAC audits.” Lee continues.

Vendor Market Penetration / Share and Vendor Mind Share coverage includes:
3M (MMM), Advisory Board Co. (ABCO), Cerner (CERN), CPSI (CPSI), Cobius, Compliance 360°, Dolbey, Epic, Healthland, HealthPort, HMS, Hyland, Ingenix (A-Life Medical and Lynx Medical Systems), McKesson (MCK), MedAssets (MDAS), MediRegs, Meditech, MIDAS+, Nuance (NUAN), QuadraMed, Siemens (SI), Streamline Health (STRM) and TruCode.

About CapSite™

CapSite™ is a healthcare technology research and advisory firm. Our mission is to help our healthcare vendor and provider clients make more informed strategic decisions.

The CapSite™ database is the trusted, easy-to-use online resource, providing critical knowledge and evidence-based information on healthcare technology purchases. CapSite™ provides detailed transparency on healthcare technology pricing, packaging and positioning.

When it comes to healthcare technology research, it helps to see all the details. Those details are now available with CapSite™.
To obtain a complimentary copy of the report Table of Contents, visit CapSite. com

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Saturday, September 6, 2003

Heart Healthy Blog, 'I Heart Margarine,' Wins Coveted Award

Heart Healthy Blog, 'I Heart Margarine,' Wins Coveted Award

The National Association of Margarine Manufacturers' blog, I Heart Margarine, was recently awarded HealthCentral. com's "Best of 2007 Top Site Awards." The I Heart Margarine blog (www. iheartmargarine. com) was created in 2006 to inform consumers about the history of margarine, dispel food rumors and offer tips on how to live a heart healthy lifestyle and reduce the risks of heart disease.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 24, 2007

The National Association of Margarine Manufacturers' (NAMM) blog, I Heart Margarine, was recently awarded HealthCentral. com's "Best of 2007 Top Site Awards." The I Heart Margarine blog (www. iheartmargarine. com) was created in 2006 to inform consumers about the history of margarine, dispel food rumors and offer tips on how to live a heart healthy lifestyle and reduce the risks of heart disease.

The Best of 2007 Top Site Awards were chosen based on their candid and informative content, according to HealthCentral. com. "In giving these awards, HealthCentral. com hopes to recognize the individuals and organizations who share their vision in providing comprehensive, interactive and vital information on living with heart disease," notes HealthCentral. com. Healthcentral. com is one of the most trusted sources of medical information, providing visitors with the latest health news, a doctor-approved encyclopedia of disease and conditions and a comprehensive database of symptoms and treatments.

"Heart disease is the number one cause of death in America and the I Heart Margarine blog serves as a source of objective, relevant information regarding the health benefits of margarine and how it can be incorporated into a heart healthy lifestyle," said NAMM President Rick Cristol. For more than 70 years, NAMM has been serving health conscious consumers and the margarine industry.

More information is available at www. margarine. org or www. iheartmargarine. com.

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