Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Crumley & Associates President Takes Honors at Celebrity Samurai Cook-Off

Crumley & Associates President Takes Honors at Celebrity Samurai Cook-Off

President of Crumley & Associates ties on apron and takes honors in charity cook-off fund raiser for Victory Junction Gang.

Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) May 4, 2007

In recognition of his culinary efforts, Crumley & Associates' president Chris Roberts took home second-place honors at WKZL's 5th annual Celebrity Samurai Cook-Off held April 10th in Greensboro, NC. The charity event bought together a dozen local celebrities who showed their culinary prowess to raise funds for Victory Junction Camp.

Joining Chris Roberts as celebrity chefs for the Celebrity Samurai Cook-Off event were:
107.5 WKZL on-air hosts Jack Murphy, Josie, Katie and Josh in the Box
BJ Barnes -- Guilford County Sheriff
Mike Winstead -- Guilford County Commissioner
Scott Yost -- The Rhino Times reporter
Bob Buckley -- WGHP FOX 8 reporter
Ricky Proehl -- former Carolina Panther
Bob Bruggeworth -- RF Micro Devices president and CEO

Crumley & Associates was founded in 1989, and has remained committed to supporting the community through its involvement with many charitable causes and to the education of today's youth. Through an active employee involvement program, charitable giving initiatives and community education programs, the firm strives to strengthen and build the health and safety practices of our communities.

The firm's donation to the Celebrity Samurai Cook-Off was raised and came out of their Crib to College Foundation, the firm's philanthropic arm which provides educational and safety information for children from birth to college.

The Crib to College Foundation also provides a safe-driving program for youth called Driver's Edge. This innovative program was developed by a professional race car driver and offered free-of-charge to young drivers to help combat the staggering number of auto collisions and fatalities that take thousands of teenage lives every year.

For additional information on the news that is the subject of this release contact Leslie Brooks at 336 889-2899 or email Info@BuzztoBusiness. com.

About Crumley & Associates:
Crumley & Associates, PC is a consumer-based law firm handling civil cases such as automobile accidents, workers' compensation, Social Security disability, nursing home neglect and abuse and more. The firm helps people at some of the most difficult moments of life by providing the very best legal service through a convergence of caring, communicating, managing and resolving. Bobby J. Crumley, Crumley & Associates' founder and chief executive officer, started the firm with one office in Asheboro, NC in 1989. Today, the practice handles cases throughout the state with offices in Central and Western North Carolina. In October 2000, the firm was awarded The Business Journal's Fast 50 award, placing 14th among the Triad's 50 fastest-growing privately owned businesses. The attorneys and professionals at Crumley & Associates share a commitment and responsibility to support the local communities in which they live and work. Through an active employee involvement program, charitable giving initiatives and community education programs, the firm strives to strengthen and build the health and safety practices of our communities. Visit the website at www. CrumleyandAssociates. com (http://www. crumleyandassociates. com).

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Tuesday, March 30, 2004

Fort Lewis College Offers New Online Courses

Fort Lewis College Offers New Online Courses

In response to online training course demand, the Office of Extended Studies at Fort Lewis College has partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide programs in healthcare, business, construction technology, internet - design and technical, IT certifications and video game design and development.

(PRWEB) September 25, 2005

In response to online training course demand, the Office of Extended Studies at Fort Lewis College has partnered with Gatlin Education Services to provide programs in healthcare, business, construction technology, internet - design and technical, IT certifications and video game design and development.

The new non-credit, online training courses are designed for individuals looking to switch career paths, obtain advanced training and certifications, or for first-time job seekers who need specialized training. The courses are all open enrollment and self-paced, and students are paired with a personal instructor. Online training courses take an average of 90 days to complete, provide training for entry-level positions and are easily taken from your home or business.

Labor market information released by the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment finds that many popular occupations are expected to experience significant growth through 2012, including those in the ‘hot trend’ areas of medical records and health information administration and pharmacy technicians.

According to the statistics mentioned above, medical records and health information administration should expand by 59 percent, while pharmacy technicians will benefit from a 52 percent increase.

Job seekers can be trained in these occupations by taking online courses offered through Fort Lewis College via Gatlin Education Services. They offer certification programs in the fields mentioned above, as well as many other high interest areas.

Established in 1989, Gatlin Education Services is the largest provider of asynchronous web-based, instructor-supported training to colleges and universities. GES open-enrollment programs are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional caliber positions for many in-demand occupations.

For program and course descriptions, go to http://www. gatlineducation. com (http://www. gatlineducation. com) and click on ‘Course Catalog’. For enrollment information, contact Margaret Deane Gray in the Office of Extended Studies at (972) 247-7385 or gray_m@fortlewis. edu. Direct online course media inquiries to Sandy Bell at (972) 934-2850 ext. 106.


Saturday, March 27, 2004

AHA Skin Care System, MD Forte, Found at <a href="http://www. bestpriceskincare. com" onclick="linkClick(this. href)">www. bestpriceskincare. com</a&gt

AHA Skin Care System, MD Forte, Found at www. bestpriceskincare. com

Best Price Skin Care carries MD Forte, an AHA skin care system, is a top skin care line created by Allergan that uses the science of alpha-hydroxy acids to fight the concerns of aging.

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 3, 2005

MD Forte is an AHA skin care system aiding in anti-aging using alpha-hydroxy acid to neutralize the pH of your skin. Using a combination of gylcolic acid and the process of partial neutralization, MD Forte has created products with a higher amount of glycolic acid (This is because its small molecular size means more active molecules of glycolic acid are available in a given concentration) plus a neutral pH to help minimize irritation. While there is more glycolic acid in a given concentration, there is still a low amount enough that there is minimal irritation to the skin. This is accomplished by using that partial neutralizaion(pH like normal skin). There are plenty of products for not only normal to dry to oily skin but for sensitive skin as well.

AHAs also limit dehydration in the skin, thereby improving the skin's moisture-binding ability. Skin that retains more water becomes smoother and younger-looking, and diminishes the effects of sun damage. AHAs also exfolitate leaving the skin looking and feeling younger and more refreshed.

This is why MD Forte is exciting to learn more about! It is an advanced skin care effective and benefitial in fighting against lines, wrinkles, and dry skin.

"I am excited to see a product so advanced in improving overall skin health like MD Forte! I often suggest to clients looking for a non-procedure solution to helping their skin look younger and radiant."

-DermSpa Laser Clinic Owner C. Fretheim

"MD Forte is is great for my combination skin. I tend to break out easily in my t-zone, while the rest of my face looks clear, but my pores are large. I love that my skin is left feeling so much more refreshed and feeling much smoother."

M. Wortel

Feel free to contact us at www. bestpriceskincare. com or at 877-292-0700 to learn more about MD Forte!


Mr. Costumes Takes On The Dark Knight

Mr. Costumes Takes On The Dark Knight.

Sales of the Joker costumes propel Mr. Costumes 2008 seasonal growth.

Alpharetta, GA (PRWEB) September 18, 2008

Mr. Costumes (www. mrcostumes. com), a premier internet retailer for quality costumes and accessories in the U. S., reports 2008 as the year of The Dark Knight and the Joker.

Following the success of the megahit Warner Bros. film, The Dark Knight, and the tragic death of actor Heath Ledger who portrayed the Joker in the movie, demand for adult-size Joker disguises on the Mr. Costumes website has skyrocketed. The popularity of the movie and the cultural effect of Ledger's death have propelled seasonal demand for the villain costume while effectively boosting the sales revenues and overall popularity of MrCostumes. com, an emerging player in the Halloween Costumes (http://www. mrcostumes. com) market.

So far this season, sales of Adult Costumes (http://www. mrcostumes. com/Adult-Costumes-C2.aspx) on MrCostumes. com make up approximately 61% of all revenues with sales of adult-size Joker costumes accounting for nearly 45% of that number. A major factor attributing to the Joker's retail success is the high amount of interest in a particular version of the costume -- the highly coveted, more limited 'Batman Dark Night The Joker' costume from the Grand Heritage Costume Collection. Chris Miller, co-founder of Mr. Costumes responded to this phenomenon by saying, "It's going to be an exciting inaugural Halloween for MrCostumes. com thanks to the box office success of The Dark Knight movie and the solid movement of the Grand Heritage Joker Costume (http://www. mrcostumes. com/Joker-Costume-C44.aspx)."

Mr. Costumes is backed by parent company Trading Fort, LLC, a successful online retailer and operator of sister site, YardEnvy. com (www. YardEnvy. com), a fine patio and garden décor expo. With the support of their parent company and healthy 2008 Halloween sales compliments of the Joker, Mr. Costumes looks to be a major force in the online costume retail space for years to come.

About Mr. Costumes:
Mr. Costumes is a leading nationwide retailer of high quality Adult Costumes for every occasion. The company offers a premium line of Sexy Costumes, Plus Size Costumes and Superhero Costumes (http://www. mrcostumes. com/Superhero-Costumes-C12.aspx) for the imaginative consumer. Their products are designed to look amazingly authentic while providing comfortable, breathable materials that also make them enjoyable to wear.

About Trading Fort LLC:
Trading Fort LLC operates a number of niche e-commerce websites and has enjoyed tremendous growth since its inception. Headquarted in Alpharetta, GA, the company offers dedicated customer service and fulfillment from its 40,000 square foot operating facility.

For more information about Mr. Costumes visit http://www. mrcostumes. com (http://www. mrcostumes. com) or call 877-595-1031.

Aaron Hassen, 877-595-1031, Ext. 5016
Email: media @ mrcostumes. com


Thursday, March 25, 2004

Adobe Releases Public Beta of Cocomo : New Platform-as-a-Service Lets Developers Quickly Build Real-Time Social Applications

Adobe Releases Public Beta of Cocomo : New Platform-as-a-Service Lets Developers Quickly Build Real-Time Social Applications

Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq:ADBE) today introduced a new Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), codenamed “Cocomo,” that can let developers easily add real-time social capabilities into Web applications via “cloud” computing. Using Cocomo and Adobe® Flex®, developers can include collaboration features like real-time audio/video and chat in their existing applications, or build entirely new ones such as multi-player games or social media applications that run cross-platform using Adobe Flash® Player or Adobe AIR™.

SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) November 16, 2008

Cocomo is comprised of Flex client components, a hosted services infrastructure, and a simple but powerful development model. Now, developers can rapidly build rich user experiences for real-time applications in a matter of days instead of months. Further, because Cocomo was designed with security in mind, developers can confidently build multi-user applications that are easier for people to use and trust.

Adobe uses Cocomo in Adobe Acrobat® 9 software and Adobe Reader® 9 software, as well as Acrobat. com, to provide end users with access to real-time collaboration within and around PDF documents. This capability can enable users to drive a group's navigation through a PDF document in real-time, helping ensure everyone is literally, and figuratively, on the same page.

Real-time social features that can be added to Web applications include:

Robust Data Messaging VoIP Audio Webcam Video Real-Time File Sharing Text Chat Contextual Presence The Cocomo public beta is available immediately for free sign-up at http://www. adobe. com/go/cocomo (http://www. adobe. com/go/cocomo).


Erik Larson, director of marketing and product management, Adobe's Business Productivity Business Unit

"In releasing Cocomo, we are making another leap forward towards enabling developers to deliver rich Internet applications powered by Adobe platform technologies. Cocomo extends our strategy to give developers the power to create rich real-time social applications that will change the way people communicate and collaborate with each other." Kevin Chesney, chief executive officer, Acesis

"Cocomo allows us to rapidly include real-time collaboration features, with rich video and audio, within Acesis Medical Review, all while meeting the stringent security requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Our customers can be confident they are not exposing sensitive information during the medical peer review process, because the data never leaves the control of our system. And, because we can rely on Adobe to manage and maintain the hosted servers for real-time communications, our engineering team can concentrate on developing and delivering new features that help doctors improve patient care and prevent medical errors." Sean Corfield, vice president of engineering and chief systems architect, Broadchoice, Inc.

"We think that Cocomo has the potential to revolutionize collaboration application development. It's quite flexible and will support a broad range of application needs, and it provides a remarkably easy way to incorporate audio and video conferencing into an application." Links:

Cocomo sign-up: http://www. adobe. com/go/cocomo (http://www. adobe. com/go/cocomo) Cocomo example of Yahoo! Maps mashup: http://blogs. adobe. com/collabmethods/2008/03/cocomo_yahoo_maps_editors_pick. html (http://blogs. adobe. com/collabmethods/2008/03/cocomo_yahoo_maps_editors_pick. html) Cocomo example of YouTube Livingroom mashup: http://blogs. adobe. com/collabmethods/2008/05/_another_cocomo_experiment_the. html (http://blogs. adobe. com/collabmethods/2008/05/_another_cocomo_experiment_the. html) Collaborative methods blog page: http://blogs. adobe. com/collabmethods/ (http://blogs. adobe. com/collabmethods/) Acrobat. com general information: www. adobe. com/acom (http://www. adobe. com/acom) Adobe: www. adobe. com About Adobe Systems Incorporated

Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information – anytime, anywhere and through any medium. For more information, visit www. adobe. com.

© 2008 Adobe Systems Incorporated. All rights reserved. Adobe, the Adobe logo, Acrobat, AIR, Flash, Flex and Reader are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

MULTIMEDIA GALLERY http://www. businesswire. com/cgi-bin/mmg. cgi? eid=5832423 (http://www. businesswire. com/cgi-bin/mmg. cgi? eid=5832423)

Wednesday, March 24, 2004

Doc's Nutrition Depot Grand Opening

Doc's Nutrition Depot Grand Opening

This is the Grand Opening of New York's best kept secret for the Vitamin Industry. www. DocsNutritionDepot. com has some of the best prices and customer service available to the Public. We are proud of what we have to offer and know that our customers will also be pleasantly surprised. We at Doc's Nutrition Depot work as one big family and take pride in the business we have built.

Carmel, NY (PRWEB) July 29, 2008

Doc's Nutrition Depot announces the Grand opening of its new website www. DocsNutritionDepot. com]. Doc's Nutrition Depot has a multitude of products ranging from Women's formulas to Vitamins & Sports Supplements. All of DocsNutritionDepot. com products are at extremely discounted prices making it the ideal place for the public to shop and save.

Www. DocsNutritionDepot. com] carries products like Solaray, Twinlab, Species Nutrition, Nutaceutics, BSN and much more, selling today's leading Vitamin Brands all at Wholesale Prices. "We are one big family here at Doc's Nutrition Depot and we treat our customers like family, this is the reason we have had so much success to date in our retail locations."

Doc's Nutrition Depot was developed by a group of people committed to keeping you the customer happy and healthy; achieving the results you deserve by taking products that best fit your needs and goals. We educate ourselves and our employees to make sure you the customer have nothing but the best experience possible; you can also check out our monthly news letters at DocsNutritionDepot. com (http://www. docsnutritiondepot. blogspot. com/).

Doc's Nutrition Depot has been a family-run business since 1999, now with multiple locations running up and down New York's beautiful Hudson Valley. The owners of Doc's Nutrition Depot are extremely excited about the launch of their new site, now being able to assist customers with their vitamin needs well beyond New York's borders, being able to show the rest of the country what great customer service and pricing is all about.


Friday, March 19, 2004

Gozi Trojan - King of Evasion Continues to Avoid Sophisticated Detection. TrustDefender Labs Analysis Shows Increasing Threats of Trojans

Gozi Trojan - King of Evasion Continues to Avoid Sophisticated Detection. TrustDefender Labs Analysis Shows Increasing Threats of Trojans

The recent TrustDefender Labs report has alarmingly discovered another variant of the Gozi Trojan with a 0% detection rate. TrustDefender Labs has recently re-analysed the Trojan Gozi, (pronounced goh'-zee), which has been showing fraudulent attacks since 2007. Their research highlights how the Gozi Trojan is very professional, efficient and attacks financial institutions worldwide by managing to stay under the radar and remain undetectable. By targeting specific financial institutions (mainly business and corporate banking in the US) Gozi endeavours not to attract industry attention with this approach. While everybody is talking about Zeus, Gozi can do its dirty work.

(PRWEB) November 5, 2010

The recent TrustDefender Labs report has alarmingly discovered another variant of the Gozi Trojan with a 0% detection rate. TrustDefender Labs has recently re-analysed the Trojan Gozi, (pronounced goh'-zee), which has been showing fraudulent attacks since 2007. Their research highlights how the Gozi Trojan is very professional, efficient and attacks financial institutions worldwide by managing to stay under the radar and remain undetectable. By targeting specific financial institutions (mainly business and corporate banking in the US) Gozi endeavours not to attract industry attention with this approach. While everybody is talking about Zeus, Gozi can do its dirty work.

During the TrustDefender Labs tests the Gozi Trojan was invisible to all leading anti-virus software, allowing it to infiltrate and attack user’s systems and browsers. The new Gozi variant has many of the same characteristics of its predecessor (researched 12 months ago) however, is showing increasing sophistication in HTML injection compared to other Trojans. Gozi perpetrators have been successfully evading signature patterns so consistently that the evolution of the Trojan has been relatively unknown. This highlights the potential risks and impacts of attacks on financial institutions, businesses and individuals whilst staying predominantly undetectable to any anti-virus software.

Online Security expert and CTO of TrustDefender, Andreas Baumhof comments; “Gozi is unbelievably good at staying under the radar from an infection point of view, but this particular sample also used SSL and HTTPS against the good guys. Typically designed to protect us, the fraudulent use of HTTPS helps them to stay virtually invisible for their C&C server connection. Alarmingly we are coming across an increasing number of Trojans that are using SSL and HTTPS to cover their tracks. The other thing that impressed us was the extensive client-side logic to circumvent even Two-Factor Authentication. Unfortunately this is becoming more common as we see similar techniques with Trojans such as Zeus, Spyeye, Carberp.”

Why should we be worried about Gozi?
 Gozi is one of the most sophisticated Trojans out there with an impressive feature set.  Gozi can use encrypted HTTPS connection for its C&C server communication with a valid certificate meaning it can evade detection.  Traditional anti-virus software is unable to detect the Gozi Trojan  Gozi features an extensive client side logic (in JavaScript) to be able to work with many different banking websites and also allowing it to steal static information (such as maiden name) and also dynamic password schemes (such as Two-Factor Authentication and One-Time-Passwords). This is similar to Zeus, Spyeye, Carberp and Silon  Gozi enables real time account takeover that even works with Two-Factor Authentication.

For more information visit: 
Http://www. trustdefender. com and http://www. trustdefender. com/blog

For any further media information or an interview contact: 
Sharon Ghatora or Monique Jones Taurus Marketing 
Phone: +61 2 9415 4528 or +61 416 890 648 / +61 413 689 343 
Email: sharon(dot)ghatora(at)taurusmarketing(dot)com(dot)au / monique(at)taurusmarketing(dot)com(dot)au

TrustDefender will fully detect and protect against Gozi. The TrustDefender online transaction security solution was designed to protect the user and the financial institution right from the start.

TrustDefender explained:
 TrustDefender solves the issues facing financial institutions where an increasing percentage of their customer base connects to online banking services with malware infected computers.  Furthermore financial institutions have no visibility in real-time to see whether their customers have taken care of their computers and therefore the enterprise cannot distinguish between an infected or clean computer. This leaves the financial institution and the user at risk.  TrustDefender’s unique technology, evaluates the security health risk of a computing device, allowing the business to detect the ever increasing sophistication of malware, immediately act and stop a potential threat through the application of business rules and policies in real-time before any authentication process begins;  TrustDefender provides key information to online enterprises including financial institutions, while giving the enterprise risk manager a real-time risk profile of the endpoint computers access their website.  TrustDefender can be easily integrated with existing and older risk management engines to enhance the capabilities of these technologies.  TrustDefender provides the enterprise with the ability to not only protect the customer but also notify the customer of any security threats and advise them how to deal with any potential risk. The Safe&Secure Mode will make sure a customer can always securely login and fix the problem at a later date.

About TrustDefender
TrustDefender is the worldwide leading provider of ‘real-time risk based online transaction security solutions’ to safeguard consumer, financial institution and business online transactions. TrustDefender’s revolutionary technologies enable users to verify its security health state, perform a memory forensics analysis and secure their mobile computing device in real-time - before and during any Internet transactions.

At the same time, TrustDefender provides real time feedback on the security health of their computer. Best yet, the user does not need to be a security expert to use this technology. Most importantly, for the first time, the financial institution has real-time information that they can use to better protect transactions from compromise and also allows the enterprise risk managers to finally get a real time risk profile of their customer base.

The Enterprise Server incorporates a real-time risk-scoring engine that together with the rules and policy engine is always in control and can give the financial institution a server-side tool to mitigate the risk on both ends and includes an extensive Auditing and Reporting module. TrustDefender is the world’s first security solution which enables online businesses to integrate the home user or end user’s PC into one overall security chain.

TrustDefender was founded in December 2005 after the founders discovered the traditional security model was broken – and decided to fix it.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

It's Hard to Feel Sexy When You are Constantly Tired and Look Like a Potato

It's Hard to Feel Sexy When You are Constantly Tired and Look Like a Potato

Dr. C. W. Randolph, author of From Belly Fat to Belly Flat, says there is a way to get your sexual desire back. Hormones play a big part in sexual activity as we age.

Jacksonville Beach, FL (PRWEB) February 13, 2008

Valentine's Day is this week. Love, romance and possibly a little more rambunctious activity should be in store for most couples. But, unfortunately, too often women as young as their early 30's and men in their early 40's are finding they rarely have the energy for spontaneous, joyful sex, says Dr. C. W. Randolph, author of the best selling books, From Hormone Hell to Hormone Well and From Belly Fat to Belly Flat.

" Even worse, they report little sexual desire and tell me they'd rather have an extra hour sleep." says Randolph. If you can identify, you are not alone. According to the Masters and Johnson Institute, at least a third of American couples of all ages experience lack of sexual desire.

"I think the world would be a better place if more people, who are blessed to be in relationships with someone they care about and trust, would have sex more often," says Randolph. "This is not just my personal opinion. Scientific evidence is accumulating to support what many have suspected all along: good sex not only adds great enjoyment to our lives, but it also actually improves our health and may even contribute to our longevity." In his book Sexual Healing, Dr. Paul Pearsall writes "When we experience intimate, mutually caring sexual intimacy, we may experience a measurable change in neuron-chemicals and hormones that pour through the body and help promote health and healing."

"My guess is that you probably agree with the idea that "more sex is a good thing" but how to translate that idea into your everyday reality may seem daunting," says Dr. Randolph, "In writing our latest book, From Belly Fat to Belly Flat, with my wife, Genie James, we had the opportunity to talk to many women and men about their sex drive, or lack of. One woman told us "It is just plain hard to feel sexy and 'in the mood' when you are bone tired and, when you look in the mirror, you think you look like a potato."

People with low sex drives may be suffering from hypo-active sexual desire disorder, more commonly referred to in lay language as "low libido". It is important for you to understand that if you are a woman over 30 or a man over 40 and you have a low libido, your problems with arousal and desire could stem from an underlying hormonal imbalance that occurs with age. The medical term for this specific type of hormone imbalance is estrogen dominance. The good news is that estrogen dominance can be treated safely and naturally.

For many women and men, bio-identical progesterone cream is a fundamental first step in treating low, or hypo-active, sexual desire and response. Women using it typically report enhanced sexual function including increased vaginal lubrication and improved clitoral response. Men report improved feelings of desire and "readiness."

When writing, From Belly Fat to Belly Flat, Dr. Randolph and Ms. James were delighted at how quickly women and men on their 3-Step Belly Flat Program. who were starting to drop those extra pounds around their middle also reported a coincident surge of libido. "I feel better, I look better and I have energy left over at the end of the day so it is easier to get in the mood" and "I just feel sexier now that I can see my toes again" were typical of the many comments they heard, usually within the first few weeks.

With life expectancy extending well into the eighties, shouldn't sexual desire and pleasure be just as potent and enjoyable for the young-at-heart as it is for the young-in-years? With a little hormone help, now it can be.

For more information, go to www. hormonewell. com.


Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Food Processing Units are Looming the Asia-Pacific Market

Food Processing Units are Looming the Asia-Pacific Market

(PRWEB) September 11, 2005

Catering to a large population of approximately 3.6 billion and a prominent export market for the Western world, food production and processing units are largely luring investors with better business opportunities.

Open trading environment that swept Asia-Pacific in recent years has stimulated extensive use of imported equipment and better technology by the food processing industry, enabling experimentation in and introduction of a variety of new processed products in the market, such as, frozen foods, processed meats, and beverages.

With large number of Australian food manufacturers ruling the roost, new opportunities are thriving that will lead the market to grow by approximately 13% by 2007. Elsewhere in the Asia-Pacific region, both China and India, with a large customer base, are expected to show strong growth due to changing food habits of the people.

Industry sources revealed that sharp rise for natural products and healthier food, without any synthetic chemical preservatives, induced manufacturers to explore new food processing and preservation methods to exploit the demand. Consequently, food manufacturers are concentrating on producing novel products to meet consumer requirements. This has lead to an increased demand for better food handling, processing and packaging units, across Asia-Pacific.

RNCOS’s market research report, “Food Processing Industry—Asia Pacific (2005)”, penetrates in to the Asia-Pacific region and discusses the availability of raw materials, changing lifestyles, and flexible trade regulations that have been the driving forces of the industry's growth. The report further assesses the production and demand growth by country and units of sales to give you a clear understanding of the impending growth options available for the marketers. Market drivers and opportunities in the region are also discussed in detail.

A copy of the report, “Food Processing Industry —Asia Pacific (2005)”, can be purchased from RNCOS’s website www. rncos. com.


Monday, March 15, 2004

Institute of Advance Hair Treatment Introduces Latest techniques in Hair Care, Diagnosis & Treatment of Hair Problems

Institute of Advance Hair Treatment Introduces Latest techniques in Hair Care, Diagnosis & Treatment of Hair Problems.

Latest techniques in Hair Care, Diagnosis & Treatment of Hair Problems scientific hair & scalp scanning.

(PRWEB) May 26, 2006

First time in the city of INDIA,

'Institute of Advance Hair Care Science' has introduced the most scientific & safe technique of diagnosing hair disorders and hair problems utilizing the "Virtual Hair Scanning Machine". This Japanese technique uses the principle of magnification of single hair by optical fiber transmission technology. The first such instrument is located at "Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery", Borivali (w).

This latest, state of art technology will help in:


  Hair scanning to perform thorough 'Single Hair-analysis' to detect reasons for hair falls, to find out hair density, to help in giving proper treatment to the patients.


  To detect scalp problems like dandruff, itchy scalp, etc.


 In which preventive measures can be taken to detect early hair damage & hair maintenance therapy can be administered well in time.

4. "Laser Hair Grow" machine will help in getting back the lost 'crown - n-glory.

For more information: www. icls. in

Tel= 00 91 22 28984172 , 28907583, 9820086112


Sunday, March 14, 2004

Banfield, The Pet Hospital® Signs Agreement to License APT's Test & Learn Management System

Banfield, The Pet Hospital® Signs Agreement to License APT's Test & Learn Management System

Test & Learn Management System to be used across a range of enterprise activities

Washington, D. C. (PRWEB) December 18, 2009

Applied Predictive Technologies (http://www. predictivetechnologies. com/) (APT) announced today that Banfield, The Pet Hospital (http://www. banfield. net)®, the largest veterinary practice in the world, has signed an agreement to license APT's Test & Learn Management System. Banfield, which treats more than 5 million pets per year at more than 750 full-service Pet hospitals, will use the APT software to help advance its goal of making family life better by keeping Pets healthy.

Banfield chose to license APT's Test & Learn Management System after a three-month pilot. Banfield's management team used APT's software suite to help improve decisions regarding marketing, new products and services, capital investments, and programs supporting the practice's professional staff of more than 2,000 veterinarians and 10,000 associates nationwide.

"We continually strive to improve the quality of our service and the care we provide to pets through new and innovative products and programs," said Tony Ueber, Banfield's Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. "The APT software helps us test and understand the impact of new ideas before they are implemented in our hospitals. Having this knowledge allows us to make decisions that contribute to high quality of care for Pets and provide an exceptional experience for our clients."

More than 50 Fortune 500 companies, including global retailers, financial service providers, and consumer goods organizations, use APT's enterprise software platform to drive high-impact decisions and support business actions that create tens of millions of dollars in annual profit.

"We are very pleased to have a partner such as Banfield — working alongside its impressive management team has been a valuable experience in understanding how our clients think and operate," said Scott Setrakian, Managing Director of APT. "We look forward to assisting Banfield in achieving its goals of today as well as the future."

About Banfield, The Pet Hospital®
Founded in Portland, Ore., in 1955, Banfield has become the largest Pet general veterinary practice in the world, with more than 750 hospitals in neighborhoods across the United States. More than 2,000 veterinarians at Banfield are committed to giving Pets the highest quality of veterinary care. Banfield hospitals offer a full range of general medical services, computerized medical records, preventive care plans for Pets and extended operating hours. Banfield is the only veterinary practice in the world with an extensive quality assurance program. Banfield, The Pet Hospital helps extend the lives of millions of Pets each year through our Optimum Wellness Plans. For journalists seeking more information, please visit our press room at http://www. banfield. net/press-room (http://www. banfield. net/press-room) or contact our Media Hotline at 888-355-0595 (no sales calls, please).

About Applied Predictive Technologies
Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) is the world leader in helping organizations harness the potential of Test & Learn, a powerful fact-based approach for choosing, targeting, and tailoring strategic and tactical actions for maximum impact and profitability. More than 50 Global 2000 leaders have licensed APT's Test & Learn software, including Starbucks, Kraft, Wells Fargo, Holiday Inn, Staples, Lowe's, Victoria's Secret, Food Lion, and Toronto Dominion. APT has offices in London, San Francisco, Taipei, and Washington, D. C.

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Saturday, March 13, 2004

Longmont Area Economic Council Hosts Health Care Forum; Event will focus on health savings accounts and association health plans for small businesses

Longmont Area Economic Council Hosts Health Care Forum; Event will focus on health savings accounts and association health plans for small businesses

The Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC), in conjunction with the U. S. Small Business Administration, has slated a forum to discuss health savings accounts and association health plans for small businesses. The forum is scheduled for Friday, May 14th at 10:00 a. m. and will be held at the LAEC offices, 528 Main Street in Longmont.

(PRWEB) May 6, 2004

The Longmont Area Economic Council (LAEC), in conjunction with the U. S. Small Business Administration, has slated a forum to discuss health savings accounts and association health plans for small businesses. The forum is scheduled for Friday, May 14th at 10:00 a. m. and will be held at the LAEC offices, 528 Main Street in Longmont.

Mick Ringsak, the SBAÂ’s Regional Administrator for Colorado, will be the speaker and conduct the forum. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Wendi Nafziger, LAEC Vice President, at wendi@longmont. org or 303-651-0128.

About the Longmont Area Economic Council

The Longmont Area Economic Council exists for the sole purpose of keeping the Longmont area economy strong. This is accomplished specifically by "actively supporting the creation and preservation of quality primary jobs." Primary employers are those who sell the majority of their goods and services outside the region. LAEC is a public/private partnership, governed by a Board of Directors made up of representatives from primary employers, the City of Longmont, and the business community at large. For more information, call (303) 651-0128, email laec@longmont. org, or visit www. longmont. org.

About the U. S. Small Business Administration

The mission of the U. S. SBA is to maintain and strengthen the nation's economy by aiding, counseling, assisting and protecting the interests of small businesses and by helping families and businesses recover from national disasters. The SBA Region VIII Office is located at 721 19th Street Suite 400 in Denver. For more information, call (303) 844-0500 or visit www. sba. gov.

Friday, March 12, 2004

Sun Skincare Tips

Sun Skincare Tips

We should take good care of our skin all year round. Proper moisturizing and drinking plenty of fluids will help keep your skin healthy and young looking. Summer means we need to take a little extra care over our basic skin regime.

(PRWEB) June 17, 2005

We should take good care of our skin all year round. Proper moisturizing and drinking plenty of fluids will help keep your skin healthy and young looking. Summer means we need to take a little extra care over our basic skin regime.

Today, it’s pretty hard not to be aware of the damage the sun can do to our skin. Turn on the TV or radio, pick up a magazine – there are warnings everywhere. Funny thing is some people still don’t believe how damaging the sun can be. You’ll hear people say things like “I don’t burn” or “I only burn one and then I tan” or “I don’t believe sunscreen is good for me with all those chemicals.”

We cannot stress enough how important it is to protect your skin from the damaging rays of the sun. That doesnÂ’t mean you cannot still get that beautiful tan. It simply means you need to take some precautions so you wonÂ’t become a skin cancer statistic in the future. Also taking care will help keep your skin looking younger and healthier. UVA rays cause the skin to age, while UVB rays cause the skin to burn. You simply cannot overdo reminding someone to use sunscreen.

We recommend you apply foundation first thing in the morning before leaving your house. Ironic how us women are busy purchasing up all the anti aging products that hit the market trying to keep our skin looking youthful, yet we entirely ignore the damage that the sun can do. So while we are busy applying anti age creams and sirums, we rush outside into the sun without applying any protection from the sun once again damaging our skin. Rather a vicious circle. Okay enough – you get the picture I’m sure! So apply either a foundation with SPF15 first thing in the morning or apply your sunscreen and then your foundation.

So what does ultraviolet light do to the skin? UVA rays are the aging rays. They penetrate deep into the layers of the skin. It is believed they are responsible for premature aging and skin cancer. UVB rays are the rays that cause you to burn. They affect the out skin layers and cause sunburn, skin aging, and skin cancer.

There are many brands of sunscreen on the market ranging in SPF, some water proof, some are hypo allergenic, some rich in kinetin known for cell rejuvenation and its healing qualities.

Clinical studies have actually shown kinetin to reverse and repair sun damaged skin. Choose a sunscreen that best meets your needs.

Great, now weÂ’ve slathered sunblock all over our body like weÂ’re suppose to. But there are other areas we need to protect that we often forget about. Our eyes are subject to burning to so be sure to wear sunglasses that have at least a 99% block against UV rays. This will protect your vision and save you from the dreaded crowÂ’s feet. Wear a wide brimmed hat to protect your hair and further shade your eyes. You also need to protect your lips by using a lip gloss or balm that has at least a SPF15 rating. It is also very important to drink lots of fluids. Stay away from caffeine based products and soda pop as they actually dehydrate the body. Drinking plenty of fluids hydrates the entire body so you donÂ’t become a victim of heat stroke. Hydrating the skin also keeps it youthful and allows the body to flush toxins away much easier.

Summer is the fun season. DonÂ’t hide inside fearful of the damaging rays. A little protection and common sense will keep you healthy and allow you to get out and enjoy the warm summer season. Have fun in the sun.

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Thursday, March 11, 2004

Vertabase Pro Project Management Software Increases User Productivity by 25%

Vertabase Pro Project Management Software Increases User Productivity by 25%

Caffeine Internet Solutions uses Vertabase Pro to better manage resources.

Oak Park, MI (PRWEB) November 14, 2006

Vertabase, a leading developer of productivity-enhancing project management software, today announced that Caffeine Internet Solutions, a full-service Web company providing planning and design, development, marketing and site maintenance, has implemented Vertabase Pro software.

Vertabase Pro organizes people and projects by simplifying, centralizing and accelerating access to critical up-to-date information. Vertabase Pro facilitates management by providing a framework for increased productivity.

Founded in 1999 and based in New Haven, CT, Caffeine designs and maintains Web sites for numerous regional, national and international clients, including: University of Connecticut, Bradley International Airport, Okemo Mountain Resort and BIC Corporation (Euronext Paris: BIC).

With about 50 projects on-going at any given time -- each running anywhere from two to 200 hours -- the Caffeine team relies on an efficient project management framework to keep projects on-time and on-budget.

"Completing the final 5% of a project usually requires a disproportionate amount of time and effort, which hurts our overall productivity," said Bill Mulligan, President, Caffeine Internet Solutions. "Vertabase Pro has helped us get that final 5% under control. It is a powerful project management tool that interoperates seamlessly with Microsoft Project and QuickBooks, is backed-up by excellent training and technical support, and is very competitively priced. In fact, after one year of being very satisfied with the product and support, we just renewed our license with Vertabase."

"We use Vertabase Pro for scheduling and time-tracking. It has enabled us to eliminate loose ends. Furthermore, Vertabase Pro has not been 'down' once in the last year. Bottom line: When we implemented Vertabase Pro, our resource utilization was at about 60% efficiency. Now, it's at around 85% - that's a 25% gain in overall productivity thanks to Vertabase Pro," Mr. Mulligan concluded.

About Vertabase

Vertabase's flagship project management software product Vertabase Pro provides advanced resource planning, easy-to-use project management, project tracking and comprehensive document management. Vertabase's clients include ABN Amro, Bailey Engineering Group, City of Fresno, Commerce Bancshares, Datanet Engineering, Global Electronics, Institute of National Resources of South Africa, Ives Creative, Mercer Insurance Group, Plymouth Rock, Samson Investment Company, Shore Bank, The Tuesday Group, Unifund, Vector Geomatics, Vicor Power and Washington State Department of Health. Founded in 1997, Vertabase is headquartered in Oak Park MI. For more information, please call (661) 821-2112.

About Caffeine Internet Solutions

Caffeine is one of Connecticut's premier Web companies, catering to a wide range of national and international client needs since 1999. Caffeine is home to a team of highly talented and creative thinkers, designers and programmers. The company has a stellar track record of staying on-schedule and on-budget with many loyal and happy clients.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2004

Drop by Drop: Free Six Month Offer of ImmunoTherapy Allergy DROPs Neutralize Parent and Children Allergies

Drop by Drop: Free Six Month Offer of ImmunoTherapy Allergy DROPs Neutralize Parent and Children Allergies

After being successfully used in Europe for more than a decade, DropYourAllergies. com is welcoming its exciting "patient friendly" allergy drop neutralizing program to the United States by offering allergy sufferers a free, Breathe-IN-Life, six-month allergy drops trial. Following a visit to a primary physician, ImmunoTherapy Allergy DROPs are custom formulated much like traditional Allergy Shots, to neutralize each patient's, unique allergy test identified source of offending geo-regional, seasonal & year-round environmental allergens.

Highland Park, IL (PRWEB) June 1, 2009 - Through its unique Breathe-IN-

Life allergy neutralization promotion and with a prescription from a primary physician, DropYourAllergies. com is offering six months of free custom-formulated Enviro ImmunoTherapy Allergy DROPs (http://www. dropyourallergies. com/option1.php) and a free custom-generated Food Allergy Diet Action Plan (http://www. dropyourallergies. com/food. php), both based on a person's unique environmental & food allergy blood test results.

Anyone with allergies and allergic asthma can tell countless horror stories of how allergies not only negatively affect their health, but their very quality of life itself. How allergies steal life's health and zest, making people depressed, tired and affect their every day life and relationships. Unfortunately, the list goes on and on and on.

The problem lies in the fact that most allergy sufferers are prescribed allergy medications, which are not designed to solve the problem, but rather simply minimize the symptoms. This leaves a sufferer's allergy disease intact, untreated and allowed get worse. Beginning at birth, continuing 24 / 7 / 365 / a lifetime (http://www. breathe-in-life. com/breath2.php), allergies can lead to numerous serious medical problems, allergic asthma (http://www. dropyourallergies. com/asthma. php) to name one. In fact, research has shown that 60% of all asthma is allergic "enviro trigger" asthma which is often followed by a lifetime, slippery slope of further Allergy Driven diseases and compromised life quality.

What's even scarier is allergies are often passed down from the parents to the kids, so parents who are unaware of the dangers of allergy disease progression, simply continue to mask their symptoms, and in turn, continue to medicate "their" child's allergy symptoms, only perpetuating the generation after generation after generation vicious cycle of allergy driven diseases.

The medical fact is that allergy shots have been the only way to neutralize allergy disease, until now. But allergy shots are often discontinued and are not nearly as "patient / kid friendly" as self administered, under-the-tongue DROPs. Now, with the Breathe-IN-Life ImmunoTherapy Allergy DROPs Program, parents have the ability to derail this vicious allergy disease cycle in their life, and their children's lives.

And all of this is available through the "just around the corner" primary physician, who knows the patient or child better than a special, out-of-the-way, expensive specialist. To get started using ImmunoTherapy Allergy DROPs, an allergy sufferer simply has to inform their primary physician that they want to try the drops. The primary physician can do the rest, including the allergy exam, the insurance-covered blood draw for the allergy test and prescribing the Allergy DROPs. The drops are then custom-formulated specifically to neutralize each patient's unique offending geo-regional, seasonal & year-round allergens.

Glenn Toth M. D., FAAFP and Medical Director for DropYourAllergies. com, said: "Everyday I see first hand, not only how allergy disease erodes a sufferer's health and immune system, but how the lifetime of their allergy driven disease has invaded every aspect of their personal, family, social, academic, exercise, downtime and professional quality of life. We feel, with our Breathe - IN - Life Program, that the time is now to put a generation of allergy sufferers firmly on the path to a Life free of allergy disease complications and symptoms."

Speaking to today's Pro-Active Medical Consumer, who wishes to minimize medications and be as "green" as possible, Allergy DROPs are natural and virtually drug free, containing only trace amounts of FDA approved extracts of each sufferers offending seasonal or year-round allergens. Slowly over time, extract concentrations are increased, allowing the bodies natural recuperative and adaptive abilities to recalibrate the immune system. This neutralizes the allergy disease at the source, producing the health and quality of life improvements that come with being allergy free.

DropYourAllergies. com wants people to learn what it's like to live without enviro allergies, so they are offering six months worth of allergy drops for free (http://www. breathe-in-life. com/). If at the end of six months, the sufferer does not feel they have turned a corner and feel better with their allergies, they can discontinue use at no charge.

But, if they are finding themselves feeling better and with more energy, they can continue their drop protocol for the price of a cup of coffee a day.

Additionally, the Breathe-IN-Life Allergy Promotion realizes that Enviro Allergies often co-exist with food allergies. As such, it is also offering a free Food Allergy Diet Action Plan (http://www. breathe-in-life. com/), suggesting foods to eat, not eat, restrict and reintroduce on a controlled basis all based on the custom test Identified food allergy sources.

Stephen Hauer, Principal of DropYourAllergies. com said: "For allergy sufferers, you have nothing to lose, but your allergies. Together with your primary physician, our Breathe-IN-Life Program offers real diagnostic medicine, treating real allergy disease sources, offering real health and quality of life benefits."

For more information or to learn more about the Breathe-IN-Life promotion please visit www. DropYourAllergies. com.

Stephen Hauer
Ppd-sales(at)primaryphysiciandiagnostics. com


Monday, March 8, 2004

Stillbirth Research Round Table Conferences

Stillbirth Research Round Table Conferences

On May 26th Richard Olsen, founder and Executive Director of The National Stillbirth Society traveled to Washington DC where the first-ever research round table conference was held, sponsored by The MISS Foundation and facilitated by The International Stillbirth Alliance and First Candle/SIDS Alliance, the latter organization now being fully committed to the fight against stillbirth. The conference attracted prominent scientists from all over the world in this crucial first meeting.

(PRWEB) May 30, 2004

On May 26th Richard Olsen, founder and Executive Director of The National Stillbirth Society traveled to Washington DC where the first-ever research round table conference was held, sponsored by The MISS Foundation and facilitated by The International Stillbirth Alliance and First Candle/SIDS Alliance, the latter organization now being fully committed to the fight against stillbirth. The conference attracted prominent scientists from all over the world in this crucial first meeting. Other participants of the Round Table were:

1.) J. Frederik Frøen, MD, PhD (Main investigator and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of ISA), Perinatal Research Center, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Department of Pediatric Research, Rikshospitalet University Clinic, University of Oslo.

2.) Harriet Akre, MD, PhD, (co-investigator) Omnia Sleep Laboratories, Oslo.

3.) Michael Berman, MD, Ass. Prof. (SAC of ISA) Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Yale Medical School.

4.) Susan E. Crawford, MD, Ass. Prof. (SAC of ISA) Department of Pathology, Northwestern University.

5.) John DeFrain, PhD, Prof. (SAC of ISA) Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, College of Human Resources and Family Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, MISS Foundation, Board of Directors

6.) Malin Eberhard-Gran, MD, PhD, (co-investigator) The Norwegian Public Health Institute.

7.) Ruth C. Fretts, MD, MPH, Ass. Prof. (SAC of ISA) Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Harvard Medical Scool.

8.) Richard M. Pauli, MD, PhD, Prof. (SAC of ISA), Clinical Genetics Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

9.) Babill Stray-Pedersen, MD, PhD, Prof. (co-investigator and SAC of ISA) Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Rikshospitalet University Clinic, University of Oslo.

Sudden Antenatal Death Syndrome (SADS), better known by the familiar term, stillbirth is said to be "An Equal Opportunity Destroyer of Dreams". It cuts across socio-economic classes, races, religions, body types and maternal age groups. No woman is immune from this "last great mystery of obstetrics". Even women who have had several successful prior births can experience a subsequent stillbirth. That so many stillbirths occur at or near late term - when the developing baby is well beyond the point of viability and could survive outside the womb - is especially devastating, leading mothers and their doctors to speculate what might have been had their baby been delivered earlier. Autopsies, when performed, rarely uncover any cause of stillbirth not already apparent from a physical examination of the baby and placenta. Over half of these women will never discover why their babies died because doctors don't know, and autopsies don't show. One in every 115 babies delivered is a S. A.D. S. baby. This is an average of 70 babies dying a day in the U. S.A.

Without answers, there can be no prevention. Without prevention, there can be no peace. While some stillbirths may be unavoidable at present, it is babies who evidence no identifiable medical cause of death that should be capable of being saved now. Ultimately it is hoped that all stillbirths can be prevented. As parents we believe all our children matter. To learn more about S. A.D. S. and The National Stillbirth Society please view the website at www. stillnomore. org.

Saturday, March 6, 2004

Woman Auctions Naming Rights to Cat

Woman Auctions Naming Rights to Cat

American Pop artist, Dawn Okoro, is auctioning naming rights to her 8 month old kitten with a starting bid of nearly $2000.

Austin, TX (PRWEB) December 19, 2005

Ebay has enabled sales that would be impossible in any brick and mortar store. In fact just this year, online casino GoldenPalace. com has purchased a grilled cheese sandwich with the face of the Virgin Mary, a giant Frosted Flake, and naming rights to several unborn babies.

American Pop artist, Dawn Okoro, is auctioning naming rights to her 8 month old kitten with a starting bid of nearly $2000. Okoro claims that the feline was found starving and at that time she took the cat into her home and nursed her to health. Okoro states that she has simply been unable choose a name for the cat. Okoro says, "The only restriction that I have is that the winner can not name my kitty anything mean, slanderous or obscene."


Christmas at Maxwell's, on DVD, Inspired by a True Story

Christmas at Maxwell's, on DVD, Inspired by a True Story

The new Christmas at Maxwell's DVD release features a compelling story of faith, hope and love and is inspired by a true story. This new Christmas DVD tells the story of one couple and the overwhelming effect cancer often can have but how faith and spirituality help effect its outcome. Christmas at Maxwell's is available online via Amazon. com, Barnes and Noble. com, BestBuy. com (and others supplied by Alliance Entertainment Corp - AEC). It is also available via ChristianCinema. com.

Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) December 4, 2007

Inspired by a true story, the Christmas at Maxwell's DVD is starting to attract media attention as well as critical and audience rave reviews. This a Christmas classic in the making. It is a PG-rated, Dove Foundation award-winning holiday film, which features a compelling story of faith, hope, love and forgiveness. Ed Hynes of MORALITY IN MEDIA, in his column "A View from Riverside Drive" says: Jack Hourigan gives a stunning performance as Suzie Austin both in vibrant good health and in sunken-eyed illness. Andrew May is excellent as Andrew Austin, angry at the doctors, falling short on Suzie's need for emotional support, and struggling to come to terms with the meaning of faith in the face of horrendous adversity. Peggy Moen of THE WANDERER titled her review of Christmas at Maxwell's - "Another Christmas Classic" - www. christmasatmaxwells. com/presskit-moen. htm (http://www. christmasatmaxwells. com/presskit-moen. htm)

Andrew May, Jack Hourigan and Helen Welch help bring this compelling story to life. Laufer Film has announced that the official movie DVD (with bonus material) is available and that additional international activity on the film is taking place. The DVD has bonus materials that include a movie commentary by father / daughter film producers Bill and Tiffany Laufer, a behind the scenes featurette, filmographies on the stars Andrew May, Jacqueline "Jack" Hourigan, Helen Welch and others. Check the website for additional information - www. christmasatmaxwells. com

The Christmas at Maxwell's theme song, "A Magic Christmas Night", was written by Mike Petrone and sung by BBC artist Helen Welsh and jazz singer Evelyn Wright. It is available for radio air play - visit www. christmasatmaxwells. com/wcl-cam-m. htm (http://www. christmasatmaxwells. com/wcl-cam-m. htm). The producers are also available for on-air interviews - contact Laufer Film (216) 229-4444.

A blog which deals with spirituality and healing, a main theme of the movie has been set up by Laufer Film, the production company for Christmas at Maxwell's - blog is located at www. christmasatmaxwells. com/blog. html (http://www. christmasatmaxwells. com/blog. html).

A Cleveland based company, Laufer Film has been producing features since 1999. Christmas at Maxwell's represents a new type of spiritual movie, one that reaches out to people who are searching for movies with a spiritual message but with mainstream attraction. Audience and critical reception of Christmas at Maxwell's has been favorable and exciting.

Laufer Film com was founded in 1996. It is run by father daughter filmmakers William and Tiffany Laufer. The website for Laufer Film can be found at www. lauferfilm. com

Additional information on Christmas at Maxwell's is available on the website and at: www. IMDB. com

Publicity contact:
Bill Laufer

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Friday, March 5, 2004

Fruit Fresh Up of Buffalo, NY is Shipping Gourmet Chocolate Apples Nationwide this Spring

Fruit Fresh Up of Buffalo, NY is Shipping Gourmet Chocolate Apples Nationwide this Spring

Fruit Fresh Up, Inc., a wholesaler and retailer of fresh fruit arrangements, fresh vegetable platters, chocolate covered fruit, fruit and custom carved watermelon creations, now ships product across the continental US.

Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) March 18, 2009

Fruit Fresh Up Inc., recently launched a new website http://www. fruitfreshup. com (http://www. fruitfreshup. com), and now offers shipping across the continental United States - "delivering fresh fruit and vegetables right to your door." New insulated packaging, which helps maintain a constant temperature, has allowed Fruit Fresh Up to expand their market.

Customers can now send Apple Blossoms - chocolate covered caramel apple - to their favorite friends across the continental United States (http://www. fruitfreshup. com/catalog. asp? prodid=593034 (http://www. fruitfreshup. com/catalog. asp? prodid=593034)). "Gourmet chocolate-caramel apples are a unique & healthy alternative for your Easter basket this year." Save 10% on Apple Blossoms now through Easter. Fruit Fresh Up offers seasonal gourmet apples throughout the year, not just for Easter/Spring.

Fruit Fresh Up also specializes in custom carved watermelons displaying your logo or special message carved into the face of this fruit. Send your logo or message and Fruit Fresh Up will carve your watermelon to perfection for your next corporate event, birthday party, graduation or any other upcoming event. http://www. fruitfreshup. com/catalog. asp? prodid=593041&showprevnext=1 (http://www. fruitfreshup. com/catalog. asp? prodid=593041&showprevnext=1).

All Fruit Fresh Up products are hand cut, packaged and shipped the same day, to ensure freshness. Their facility is located in the heart of the produce district so they have access to the freshest fruits and vegetables. They just celebrated their 20th anniversary and look forward to another twenty - serving up fresh products to the nation.

Their new website is simple to navigate and makes ordering easy. Check out The Fruit Stand -- Their new blog at http://fruitfreshupstand. blogspot. com (http://fruitfreshupstand. blogspot. com) for some great healthy eating tips and nutritional information.

For more information about the products or services offered by Fruit Fresh Up, please contact Suzanne Krebs at 716-822-7507 or email her at skrebs (at) fruitfreshup. com


Thursday, March 4, 2004

Biggs|Gilmore Named Top Agency at the 2007 WebAwards

Biggs|Gilmore Named Top Agency at the 2007 WebAwards

Competing against entries from more than 40 countries, Kalamazoo, Mich.-based creative agency Biggs|Gilmore took home the Top Agency Award and a record-tying 20 WebAwards in an annual competition sponsored by the Web Marketing Association.

Kalamazoo, MI (PRWEB) September 21, 2007

Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo... and some of the best interactive work in the world is coming from there.

Competing against entries from more than 40 countries, Kalamazoo, Mich.-based creative agency Biggs|Gilmore took home the Top Agency Award and a record-tying 20 WebAwards in an annual competition sponsored by the Web Marketing Association.

The Top Agency Award recognizes consistently outstanding development. This year, Biggs|Gilmore won multiple WebAwards across a wide range of categories, including two Best of Industry awards and eight Outstanding Website awards.

"Although we've done well at the WebAwards over the years, winning the Top Agency Award is especially meaningful because it shows our best thinking isn't limited to a handful of sites," said Andy Gould, vice president/creative director.

In the WebAwards, Web sites compete head-to-head within their industry and against an overall standard of excellence. For eight years in a row, Biggs|Gilmore has won multiple WebAwards, but this year was the agency's strongest showing to date and the first time it has been recognized with the Top Agency Award distinction.

Biggs|Gilmore won awards for Best Food Industry Website for Pop-Tarts and Best Pharmaceuticals Website for Perrigo. The agency also nabbed Outstanding Website awards for All Ears Theatre, Apple Jacks, Go-Tarts, Rice Krispies, Yogos, and several other Pop-Tarts sites.

"It's a true honor to be awarded for our work across such a diverse group of brands," said Marino Puhalj, vice president/creative director.

Biggs|Gilmore earned 11 Standard of Excellence awards for American Idols Live, Gilmore Keyboard Festival, Healthy Beginnings, LifeWise Health Plan, Kellogg Company, PediaCare, Ready Crust, Smart Start and Zimmer.

The 2007 WebAward Competition received more than 2,400 entries. Entries were judged on Web design, copywriting, innovation, content, interactivity, navigation and use of technology. Judges included members of the media, advertising executives, site designers, creative directors, corporate marketing executives, content providers and Webmasters.

About the Web Marketing Association
The Web Marketing Association is working to create a high standard of excellence for Web-site development and marketing on the Internet. Staffed by volunteers, it is made up of Internet marketing, advertising, PR and design professionals who share an interest in improving the quality of Web-site development and marketing on the Internet. Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been helping interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies and their best work to the outside world. Now in its 11th year, the WebAward Competition has become the premier award event for Web developers and marketers worldwide.

About Biggs|Gilmore
Founded in 1973, Biggs|Gilmore (www. biggs-gilmore. com) is a hybrid agency with a core expertise in integration of offline and online marketing strategies. Biggs|Gilmore delivers measurable and award-winning results for Fortune 1000 clients via integrated branding, advertising and e-business solutions. Some of Biggs|Gilmore's key clients include Armstrong International, DuPont, Johnson & Johnson, Kellogg, Kimberly-Clark, Pfizer, Premera Blue Cross, and Zimmer.


HABLO Gearing Up for Workshops

HABLO Gearing Up for Workshops

HABLO, a program of People's Choice, Inc. will put on a series of dramatic presentations at local high schools and community centers.

San Bernardino, CA (PRWEB) September 8, 2006

Some friendly and entertaining teen-agers could be coming to a school or community center near you.

The teen-agers, who are the HABLO Peer Counselors, will give dramatic 30-minute presentations about issues facing teens today.

“While the presentations should be entertaining for others their age, they cover some important topics,” said Pamela George, assistant director for People’s Choice, Inc., the sponsor of the Helping Adolescents Build Life Options program, also known as HABLO.

“The presentations will address pregnancy prevention,” George said. “Information will be provided on various birth control methods, including abstinence as the 100 percent effective way to prevent teen pregnancy.”

The workshops also address the costs of teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and diseases, as well as cultural awareness, decision-making and pre-employment skills.

These teens know their stuff. In August, they underwent four days of intensive training about pregnancy and STD prevention. They are to receive additional training throughout the year from the California State University San Bernardino Theater Arts Department, Learning for Life, Dameron Communications and Toastmasters International.

What’s more, they all attend the four high schools where they will work with other teens.

HABLO is working with Pacific, San Andreas, Cajon and Arroyo Valley high schools to give a series of six to eight presentations suitable for high school age audiences. The group plans to offer a slightly different presentation series, geared for middle school students, at the Johnson Hall Community Center, Waterman Gardens, and Nicholson Community Center.

HABLO will also provide participating students with resources for dealing with a pregnancy, sexually transmitted disease or other situation addressed in the training. These resources include a list of clinics that can offer confidential medical treatment.

HABLO’s program is through a grant from the California Department of Health Services, Office of Family Planning, which People’s Choice, Inc. has been a recipient of since 1997 to reduce teen-age pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases in San Bernardino County.

Anyone who would like more information about HABLO should call George at (909) 889-6600, ext. 229.

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Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Awarepoint Receives Patent for its Active RFID Plug-In Network Appliance

Awarepoint Receives Patent for its Active RFID Plug-In Network Appliance

Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of active RFID real-time location system solutions to the healthcare market, announced today it has been granted U. S. Patent No. 7,324,824. The patent covers Awarepoint's mesh network plug-in sensor appliance and describes the use of a plug-in network appliance to perform a bridge between two wireless communication formats and perform position location services.

San Diego, Ca (PRWEB) March 24, 2008

Awarepoint (http://www. awarepoint. com) Corporation, a provider of active RFID (http://www. awarepoint. com/rfid-asset-tracking. shtml) real-time location system (http://www. awarepoint. com/rtls. shtml) solutions to the healthcare market, announced today it has been granted U. S. Patent No. 7,324,824 (http://www. awarepoint. com/intellectual_property. html). The patent covers Awarepoint's mesh network plug-in sensor appliance and describes the use of a plug-in network appliance to perform a bridge between two wireless communication formats and perform position location services.

"This patented sensor is a small, unobtrusive device that plugs directly into AC outlets forming an automatic mesh sensor network. It requires no cabling, and it can be moved to other AC outlets as needed to optimize the system's performance," said Ron Hegli, Chief Technology Officer of Awarepoint.

This sensor is designed uniquely to perform two key functions: observe radio communications from tags, and route observation data to a central server. The sensors employ a networking standard called ZigBee (http://www. zigbee. org/) to automatically form an ad-hoc, mesh data network that allows tag observations to be routed through multiple sensor/routers to a coordinating bridge node and ultimately to their final destination at a server. The ability of the sensors to observe tags and create observation data that allows tag positions to be accurately calculated, the ability to wirelessly communicate the observation data to the central server, and the plug-in form factor described makes the Awarepoint sensor network deployment fast and low-impact.

"No other vendor employs the low-power radio protocols employed by Awarepoint, that provide both accurate positioning, long tag battery life and wireless data routing," added Hegli. "Further, ZigBee allows the sensors to automatically join a network as soon as they are plugged in, allowing technicians with limited training to deploy. As a result, installations are simple and deployed rapidly."

About Awarepoint
Awarepoint's Active RFID technologies and real time location systems (RTLSs) include its real time awareness platform, firmware, RFID tags, sensors, and bridges. Awarepoint's technologies collect raw sensor data and transform that data into high-value positioning information that can be used to add location awareness to a variety of healthcare, manufacturing, security and other applications. Requiring no hard wiring, Awarepoint's "plug and track" network is a fully managed service, including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and serves hospitals across the United States through a national sales and operations workforce. Track us down at www. awarepoint. com


2010 Predictions: The Year 2012 is Already Here

2010 Predictions: The Year 2012 is Already Here

New Connexion Journal declares 2010 the year of conscious awareness. If you’ve been waiting for 2012, you’ll be happy to know it arrives two years early. Find out what’s coming in 2010 based on astrology, numerology and tarot.

Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) January 10, 2010

2010 is the year of conscious awareness, according to New Connexion, an alternative health and wellness journal based in the Pacific Northwest. The publication’s annual prediction issue reveals what’s coming in 2010 based on astrology, numerology and tarot predictions.

“Astrologers have been privately talking about 2010 at astrology conferences for several years, and now it’s time to bring our secrets into the world,” says astrologer Mark Dodich in the January/February issue of New Connexion. “If you have been impatiently waiting for 2012, then you will be happy to know that it is arriving two years early.”

The phrase “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” does not apply in 2010, according to Dodich. Be willing to release old beliefs and behaviors, and trust that everything is connected. The planetary energies of 2012 look calm compared to this coming summer. Do intense transformation work now in 2010 so that you are prepared to peacefully meditate on creating a new reality by 2012.

Based on numerology, the number for the universal year 2010 is 3 (2 + 0 + 1 + 0 = 3). The universal 3 year places emphasis on creativity, entertainment, communications, extravagance, carelessness and overdoing.

“On the personal level, 3 emphasizes the full range of human feelings and emotions, from the highest of cosmic connection to the lowest levels of fear, abuse and despair,” says numerologist Lynn Buess.

Tarot reader Shon Clark laid out a simple three-card tarot spread, asking “What will 2010 bring us and how can we make the best of the year to come?” The deck answered with cards for the Ace of Disks, the Lovers and the Hermit, foretelling that the coming year is full of quick and profound changes.

“We will have incredible opportunities for growth because our inner and outer selves are coming into alignment with one another,” says Clark. “We must focus our attention inward and listen to our deep truth, taking time to process these changes. This is the key to our success.”

Read the full 2010 predictions article at www. newconnexionjournal. com.

New Connexion, the largest conscious living publication in the Pacific Northwest, covers alternative health, sustainable living and wellness in its bimonthly journal and TV talk show. Visit www. newconnexionjournal. com. Contact editor Vicky Thompson at 503-697-8916 or vicky(at)newconnexionjournal(dot)com.

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SIUE Associate Psychology Professor, Students are Making a Difference

SIUE Associate Psychology Professor, Students are Making a Difference

Armed with tools that can help manage anger and frustration, juvenile offenders who spend time in the Madison County Detention Center in Edwardsville are finding ways to squelch bad habits and learning to live productive lives.

Edwardsville, IL (Vocus) February 27, 2010

Armed with tools that can help manage anger and frustration, juvenile offenders who spend time in the Madison County Detention Center in Edwardsville are finding ways to squelch bad habits and learning to live productive lives.

And, it’s in large part thanks to Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (http://www. siue. edu/) students and their mentor Jeremy Jewell, an associate professor of psychology (http://www. siue. edu/education/psychology/index. shtml) in the SIUE School of Education (http://www. siue. edu/education/).

Expanding on a master’s thesis from two of his students about five years ago that studied the use of relaxation techniques among college students, Jewell decided to build a program targeting juvenile offenders within the detention center system. “I thought this was a great idea so we began to use it and in the last four years it has evolved into using undergraduates in my research class to help these kids in the detention center,” Jewell said.

“We have about six to eight students involved and we go out Monday through Friday from 3-4 p. m. and teach these skills at the Madison County detention facility.”
Jewell said he created a program of what we might call anger management techniques for those in a detention center. “We call it the Relaxation Skills Violence Prevention Program or RSVP, for short,” Jewell explained. “We see a new group of kids each week, teaching them some coping skills for when they get upset with their friends or their parents.

“They can use these skills while in the detention center or for when they leave. We teach them to do more than act out—screaming, cursing, running away or punching someone—when they get angry.”

Although using anger management and relaxation skills to help cope is not new, what makes Jewell’s program unique is that it’s built around five days of sessions because of the short amount of time that a juvenile offender is kept at the center. “There are three specific techniques,” he said: deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation and also guided imagery. The kids can use these when they get angry at a teacher, in the home, or elsewhere.

“The idea is to have them practice these techniques, then review the techniques and then we encourage them to use their new skills when they get on the outside and for the rest of their lives.”

Jewell said the age range of those in the detention center generally is 10-17. “Most of them are having trouble in the home, or at school; some are in alternative schools, some are chronically truant, some are trying to get their GED,” Jewell pointed out. “And, some of these kids are accused of a range of offenses, from shoplifting to domestic battery to murder.”

According to Jewell’s research, there is no other program published—either in the mass market or in the world—written specifically about using these skills with juvenile offenders in juvenile detention. “This is a unique population which almost always circulates every 30 days,” Jewell said.

“There are long-term programs about dealing with juvenile offenders but nothing specifically aimed at the juvenile detention center setting. This is the only kind of program in the country that I have been able to find.”

One of Jewell’s students who helps at the detention center, T. Allison Lawler, says she has grown personally because of her involvement in the program. “I have become not only a different person but I’ve also become a better and more appreciative person,” Lawler said. “After hearing some of the stories the kids share, it made me realize how good I had it growing up and how good I still have it.

“I also thank God every day for making me a very open-minded and empathetic person because this helps me work well with the juveniles.”

Lawler said that when she first started the program at the center, she believed the juvenile offenders were “dangerous” and “bad” but the first session with them allayed her worst fears. “I realized that these were just kids who made a few bad decisions,” she said. “Every day I work with them, I learn more about life and I am more and more thankful for what I have in life. I’m also thankful to SIUE for making this possible.”

Jewell said RSVP seems to be working but he’s in the process of writing a federal grant to help better track the results of the program. “We have found in the past four years that the students who go through the program, compared with those who are waiting to enter the program, tend to be less stressed, anxious and fearful.
“We seem to have had a very significant impact on their feelings about being fearful and anxious, and their abilities to manage their anger.”

The SIUE School of Education offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, speech pathology/audiology (http://www. siue. edu/education/secd/index. shtml), exercise/wellness (http://www. siue. edu/education/khe/index. shtml) and a wide range of teacher preparation (http://www. siue. edu/education/ci/graduate/curriculum-instruction-grad-overview. shtml) areas. Students blend their classroom activities with hands-on experiences in a variety of diverse rural, urban and metropolitan settings.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is a nationally recognized public university offering a broad choice of degrees and programs ranging from career-oriented fields of study to the essential, more traditional, liberal arts. At SIUE we offer 44 baccalaureate degrees, 13 post-baccalaureate certificates, 47 master's degrees, 11 post - master's certificates, two first-professional degrees, and one post-first professional certificate. Known for an emphasis in health science education, SIUE offers a nursing school (http://www. siue. edu/nursing), pharmacy school (http://www. siue. edu/pharmacy) and dental school (http://www. siue. edu/dentalmedicine). Additionally undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates are available in engineering (http://www. siue. edu/engineering) programs, business (http://www. siue. edu/business) programs, elementary education programs and secondary education programs.

SIUE offers the advantages of a small, liberal arts college with the lowest tuition rate of any other state university in Illinois. Our emphasis on undergraduate education, complemented by faculty research, creates practical applications for student learning. Located in the second most populated area of the state, SIUE draws students from all 102 Illinois counties, 42 states and 50 nations.

One of 12 Illinois colleges and universities, SIUE is located on 2,600 acres of rolling hills and woodlands in Edwardsville, just 25 miles from St. Louis, a major metropolitan area. Proximity to the St. Louis area enhances SIUE’s energy and vitality. The campus is easily accessed from several major interstates, while the city of Edwardsville offers ample opportunity for jobs, entertainment, shopping and fun.


CME Outfitters Announces New Rheumatoid Arthritis Medical Simulation Series

CME Outfitters Announces New Rheumatoid Arthritis Medical Simulation Series

Interactive four-part series titled "Case Series in Rheumatoid Arthritis" offers opportunity for clinicians to further develop their problem-solving skills, benefit from input and expertise of experienced faculty, and practice clinical skills to improve patient care

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) May 5, 2010

CME Outfitters, LLC, an award-winning accredited provider of multidisciplinary continuing education, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of a new continuing education Medical Simulation series at cmeoutfitters. com. The four-part series, titled "Case Series in Rheumatoid Arthritis" was launched on April 28, 2010.

Each of the four Medical Simulations is a standalone CME activity offering 0.75 credit hours. Participants can earn up to 3.0 CME credits by completing all four parts.
Part 1: Partial Response to a Biologic
Part 2: 3-Month Follow-Up After Switch to Another Biologic
Part 3: Identification of Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
Part 4: 3-Month Follow-Up After Start on Biologic

There is no fee to participate or receive CME credit for this series; however, registration is required. For more information, or to participate in any of these activities, please visit http://www. cmeoutfitters. com/PR476 (http://www. cmeoutfitters. com/PR476).

John J. Cush, MD
Director of Clinical Rheumatology
Baylor Research Institute
Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology
Baylor University Medical Center
Clinical Professor, Internal Medicine
The University of Texas Southwestern
Medical School
Dallas, TX

Jeffrey Curtis, MD, MPH (Parts 1 and 2)
Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, UAB Arthritis Clinical Intervention Program (ACIP)
Associate Director, UAB Center for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs)
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

J. Timothy Harrington, MD (Parts 3 and 4)
Professor of Medicine, Rheumatology Division
Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Bernard R. Rubin, DO, MPH, FACP (Parts 3 and 4)
Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX

Statement of Need:
Regularly scheduled, standardized, quantitative measurement of disease status is widely recognized as essential to improving chronic disease management and outcomes. Optimal therapeutic decisions depend on and are driven by such measurement. The management of inflammatory arthritis is a complex matrix of managing symptoms with risk not only associated with disease progression, but also with complications that arise from drug therapy and various comorbidities. Patients can present with hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer, and an increased susceptibility for infection. The epidemiology and natural history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) support early, aggressive treatment to reduce joint damage and functional decline. However, early treatment of RA requires timely referrals and improved communication between rheumatology and primary care. Patient education has become an integral part of the therapeutic approach to helping patients with RA to self-manage their arthritis. A variety of evidence indicates that educational attainment is associated with better disease outcomes in RA. In this series of case vignettes, the faculty will address the issues facing rheumatologists and their patients in achieving improved outcomes in the management of RA.

Series Goal:
To increase awareness and recognition of gaps in knowledge related to the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis, the development of treatment strategies, and the integration of patient education to improve patient outcomes.

Learning Objectives:
Part 1: Identify key indications for the use of biologics; Utilize performance measures and assessment tools to assess disease status in patients undergoing anti-TNF therapy.
Part 2: Consider tactics for optimization of drug therapy and implications for susceptibility to infection; Recognize the importance of consistent patient follow-up, disease measurement, knowledge of appropriate vaccination schedules, and vigilance with regard to toxicities associated with biologic therapy of RA.
Part 3: Ascertain an accurate diagnosis of early rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and recognize the impact of inadequate treatment of RA; Compare and contrast treatment options and discern the need for aggressive DMARD and biologic use.
Part 4: Recognize potential adverse events associated with pharmacologic therapy of RA, and complications attributed to common comorbidities; Consider rationale for changes in therapy and value of consultation with other specialties for enhanced treatment management.

Target Audience:
Rheumatologists, pain specialists, primary care physicians, and any clinical healthcare professional interested in the management of rheumatoid arthritis.

Financial Support:
This activity is supported by an educational donation provided by Amgen and by an independent educational grant from Wyeth Pharmaceuticals.

Credit Information:
This series offers CME credit for:
Physicians (ACCME/AMA PRA Category 1)
All other clinicians will receive a CME Attendance Certificate.

About CME Outfitters:
CME Outfitters, LLC, develops and distributes live, recorded, print, and web-based educational activities to thousands of clinicians each year and offers expert accreditation services for non-accredited organizations. For a complete catalog of certified activities, please visit http://www. cmeoutfitters. com (http://www. cmeoutfitters. com) or call 877.CME. PROS (877.263.7767). Clinical Compass™, a bi-weekly e-newsletter published by CME Outfitters, is a convenient way to stay informed of all of our news and information. To subscribe, visit http://www. cmeoutfitters. com (http://www. cmeoutfitters. com) and click on the "Create User Profile" link.

About Medical Simulations:
CME Outfitters Medical Simulations are dynamic, interactive, patient management scenarios that walk the learner through differential diagnosis, treatment, and management strategies in a variety of clinical areas. These simulations combine video presentations, the latest evidence, and real-world challenges and questions to create a learning environment focused on improving patient care. Each question represents a decision point in the case where the learner, as the clinician, must choose how to proceed based on the available information. Just as in clinical practice, there are often several choices that may lead to an optimal outcome for each patient. When the learner chooses an answer, the rationale and evidence supporting each answer is displayed.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2004

Canadian Couple Goes to Cuba for Her Orthopedic Surgery, but Instead They Both Are Treated

Canadian Couple Goes to Cuba for Her Orthopedic Surgery, but Instead They Both Are Treated

Diane Paul, a Halifax woman, departed Canada on Oct. 14 to go to Cuba for a double-knee replacement, and her husband, Vern, joined her to provide moral support. She went to Cuba because she knew the country had outstanding quality health care, and she wanted to avoid a one-year wait for the procedure in Canada. Surprisingly, both Diane and Vern were treated in Cuba. Diane needed a less serious treatment than expected. And, once in Cuba, Vern decided to have cosmetic surgery.

Halifax, NS, Canada (PRWEB) October 28, 2007

A Canadian couple, Vern and Diane Paul went to Cuba for her double-knee replacement, but instead they both were operated on there.

The Pauls departed Halifax for Havana on Oct. 14th for what they assumed would be a double-knee replacement for Diane. However, her Cuban doctors at Havana's Cira Garcia hospital determined that she didn't require a complete knee replacement. Instead, they treated her legs with massage therapy, drained water from her knees and realigned her leg, including surgery to attach small bolts to her knees. They also did a nutritional analysis and developed an improved diet for her to help her to lose weight to alleviate her knee pain. She will continue a physiotherapy regimen to continue to improve her condition.

And, her husband Vern, who accompanied her for moral support, was so impressed with the hospital and the high quality of care that he decided to have surgery, too. He had cosmetic surgery (called "blepharoplasty") to remove the bags under his eyes.

Reached by phone in Havana, Diane said, "Everything is wonderful. My God, it is absolutely amazing the outstanding care that I am receiving. The doctors and nurses are so caring and attentive, it's like nothing I have ever seen before."

Diane, 57, who had been in constant serious pain for years from her condition, added, "The only pain that I have now is a slight pain in my kneecap, but my doctors tell me that they will go away soon. I felt good enough that I went out to see Old Havana yesterday."

Her husband is equally pleased.

"Our treatment has gone beautifully, absolutely beautifully," Vern said.

Diane Paul, 57, went to Cuba for medical care because she would have had to endure a one-year wait to have a double-knee replacement in Canada. And, in the US, the cost would be prohibitively expensive. So, she learned about Choice Medical Services, a medical tourism firm that arranges for patients to go to Cuba to receive high quality and affordable medical care.

"Choice is thrilled for Diane and Vern that their treatments and trip went so well," said Bill Doran, CEO of Choice Medical Services. "It's so impressive that the Cuban medical professionals could save her from having a difficult and more invasive surgery, and provide Diane with an alternative and proven treatment to alleviate her prior, constant pain. And, it was a total surprise, but we were glad to schedule Vern in at the last minute for his procedure. He's coming back a 'new man' with a younger and improved look." 

According to Choice, Diane's double-knee replacement would have cost about $19,000, including spending two weeks at the hospital and two weeks recovering at a Cuban oceanside resort. Instead, her completed treatment cost about $5900. And, Vern's treatment cost $1000, but would have cost four times as much in the US or Canada. His cosmetic surgery treatment is not covered by Canada's health plan.

The Pauls plan to return to their Halifax home in early November.

Winnipeg-based Choice Medical Services has served many Canadian and US patients to help them to access Cuban healthcare. Canadian patients typically want to avoid long wait times. American patients are usually uninsured and often would be unable to afford proper care if this low-cost option wasn't available. Choice will be adding other international destinations soon. To learn more, visit their website at www. choicemedicalservices. com or call toll-free 1-866-672-8284.

Diane and Vern Paul are available for interviews upon their return to Halifax. To schedule an interview for Monday, Nov. 5th at their Halifax home or other location, please call Michael Pirages at 773-769-1616 or email him at mpirages@piragescom. com There is limited availability so contact us early. Date is subject to changing travel schedule.

See other press releases on Choice Medical Services and recent media coverage at: http://www. choicemedicalservices. com/media. html (http://www. choicemedicalservices. com/media. html)

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New Online Academy Launched Provides eLearning To Law Enforcement, First Responders and CSI Enthusiasts

New Online Academy Launched Provides eLearning To Law Enforcement, First Responders and CSI Enthusiasts

International Forensics eLearning Academy (IFEA) www. ifeaonline. com announced today the launch of its IFEA Virtual Campus available to federal, state, and local government employees, government agencies, and the general public.

West Bloomfield, MI (PRWEB) November 9, 2006

International Forensics eLearning Academy (IFEA) (www. ifeaonline. com) announced today the launch of its IFEA Virtual Campus available to federal, state, and local government employees, government agencies, and the general public. IFEA delivers asynchronous online courses comprising over 190 hours of courseware specifically for law enforcement and first responders in the area of homeland security, forensics, and CSI, and over 120 hours of Security Professional courseware in addition to their newest course offering of the Avian Flu Pandemic.

IFEA helps to reduce the cost in training a workforce saving thousands of dollars in travel costs, conference rental space, and instructor fees with its on-demand online training program. With the recent events of Hurricane Katrina and September 11th, IFEA recognizes the need for all branches and levels of government, private sector, and community-based citizen corps organizations to have the required training to prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from an emergency disaster. IFEA is a value-add to live training programs and can serve as an annual refresher and career training (http://www. ifeaonline. com/1411435.html) solution complimented by other business and technical related courses making personnel more valuable.

The IFEA Virtual Campus is a viable training option for Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) organizations Problem-Based Learning (PBL) initiative offering an interactive, online training environment that incorporates the principles of adult learning and the convenience of an eLearning platform.

Additionally, IFEA is a training resource for government apprenticeship and workforce development programs under The President's High-Growth Training Initiative which includes Homeland Security and Health Care. In collaboration with the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training Office of the U. S. Department of Labor, IFEA can provide the related training for these programs and can customize training to meet the needs of the agency. Together with its partners, IFEA provides quality course development from world-renowned experts and authors respected in the field of forensic sciences and homeland security.

Law enforcement and first responder course topics include: Counterterrorism Security, Homeland Security series, Law enforcement en Espanol series, Community Policing, Cultural Awareness, and more. Security offerings include: HAZMAT, Executive Protection, Public Events Security, etc. IFEA's additional course offerings include: Safety and Regulations, Business Management, Human Capital Management, Desktop Skills, and Information Technology. All courses provide comprehension checkpoints throughout the course to test the participants' knowledge along with a final exam at the end. Upon passing the final exam a certificate of completion is available for dowload suitable for framing. The entire catalog of courses (http://ifeaonline. com/1444283.html) is available through the IFEA Virtual Campus for an affordable annual subscription.

Who can benefit from IFEA training?


•Law Enforcement Officials


•Homeland Security Agents

•Airport Security

•Emergency Medical Technicians

•National Security Agents

•Corporate, Campus, and Building Security

•Private Investigators and Security Companies

•Hospitals and Forensic Lab Personnel

•Government Agencies


•Sports and Entertainment Facilities

IFEA is also reaching out to hospitals as they too need to be NIMS compliant and trained in disaster recovery and security in addition to sports and entertainment facilities and building management companies as these entities are in need of preparedness training. "Some hospitals and organizations are beginning to train their workforce to be an extended arm to their on-site security in the event of a disaster. IFEA's affordable online training program can help their personnel gain new skills and be of more value to the organization," said, Nilda Thomas, President / CEO of IFEA.

With companies downsizing and the automotive industry lay-offs IFEA Virtual Campus is an affordable educational solution for displaced workers looking to enhance their skills or change careers.

IFEA offers organizations the opportunity to purchase a sub-portal within IFEA's Virtual Campus for proprietary courseware, agency policies and procedures. The sub-portal allows an organization to track the progress and performance of their workforce.

About IFEA

The International Forensics eLearning Academy (IFEA) founded by Nilda G. Thomas is registered in Oakland County Michigan and with Dun and Bradstreet.

IFEA delivers asynchronous online career and professional development training, continuing education courses (CE), and certificate programs approved by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), an agency of the U. S. Department of Homeland Security. IFEA's mission is to educate law enforcement, first responders, military, and medical emergency practitioners increasing their understanding and competency of the entire crime scene, preservation of evidence to solve crimes, and in disaster recovery and responsiveness. The IFEA Virtual Campus currently offers over 3,000 courses through an annual subscription at a fraction of the cost most college and universities charge for one course. Subscribers benefit as courses will be continuously added at no additional cost to the subscriber. Contact IFEA via their website at www. ifeaonline. com or at (866) 455-1040.