Saturday, July 30, 2005

NZ/US Consortium Earmarks US$100 Million for Software Development in New Zealand

NZ/US Consortium Earmarks US$100 Million for Software Development in New Zealand

A consortium involving New Zealand and US-based interests is ready to source US$100 million funding for kiwi software development over the next 12-18 months.

Auckland, New Zealand (PRWEB) January 21, 2006

A consortium involving New Zealand and US-based interests is ready to source US$100 million funding for kiwi software development over the next 12-18 months.

The consortium – made up of New Zealand-based Kiwi Growth Partners and Millennium Capital Quest Corporation (MCQC), a US-based merchant and investment banking company that specialises in financing web-based businesses – aims to ease the path of emerging technology companies as they seek to expand.

“We want to help emerging incubators, venture capital houses and technology companies themselves to clear their two biggest hurdles – time and money,” says Kiwi Growth Partners founder Alvin Donovan. “Our aim is to give them a leg-up in the fast-consolidating technology sector, providing turnkey funding packages which include everything they will need, including technology research and development, conceptualization, business planning, development, branding, sales and marketing, capital raising and even IPO,” he says.

“Because it is effectively a one-stop-shop venture services provider, this vehicle will move more swiftly than is typical, with decisions made within 72 hours and time to market cut anywhere from 25 to 50 per cent. “That means sticking to a few criteria: clients will have to have their acts together. Kiwi Growth Partners consortium clients will need to come to the table with at least 50 per cent of their funding already in place.”

Donovan is quick to point out that the consortium’s funding isn’t just there for smaller, developing companies.

“It’s not just start-ups that we can help. We will also be looking to help major kiwi companies with their technology development.”

MCQC brings a lot of financial muscle to the consortium as they operate on a number of levels, bridging and placing offerings of equity and debt, advising firms on direct public offerings and private placements on the Internet, and promoting investment banking/corporate finance relationships with securities firms. MCQC currently maintain an accredited investor database globally numbering 5,000,000, and investor databases numbering 400,000,000 worldwide.

CEO Gregg Nolan says MCQC believes in New Zealand technology and wants to help propel New Zealand technology companies to the $100 million mark.

“We decided to join this consortium because we know that Kiwis are great technology innovators and deserve global recognition,” he says. “To get the ball rolling, MCQC is providing the Kiwi Growth Partners consortium with a large USD credit facility to the consortium clients’ technology development. We will also assist in all aspects of the companies’ development, from concept, design and development through to HR and Financial Public Relations,” he says.

“We will also arrange for a direct participation offer via the Internet to bring in investors and help them initiate contacts all over the world including China and the Far East. We have systems in place that can drastically reduce the amount of time it takes for this kind of growth company to get to market. Those resources will be invaluable," he says.

Donovan says Kiwi Growth Partners are very optimistic about the consortium’s goals.

“Since we deal with a few very large clients rather than a lot of small clients and communicate with them on a daily basis once we get all the documentation we should be able to give an answer within 48 hours. Furthermore, subject to documentation, we should be able to forward to funding in a reasonably short span of time.”

The consortium has been welcomed by Hamish Clark of Wellington technology firm IMC2 who says the program is “just what the New Zealand market needs.”

Those comments have also been echoed by Andrea Pettet, CEO of the New Zealand Health IT Cluster.

“Access to investment capital for health IT companies has been a struggle in New Zealand and new funds will be welcomed.”

Potential clients can apply at or find more information about the program at the kiwigrowthpartners. com website.

KGP Alvin Donovan 0211 08 44 82 

MCQC Gregg Nolan (US)-203 879 4675


Sysix Companies Named in VAR Business “Industry’s 500 Largest VARs” Issue

Sysix Companies Named in VAR Business “Industry’s 500 Largest VARs” Issue

With nearly 30% growth in revenue over last year, Sysix leaps from #426 to #388 in the VAR Business rankings.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 20, 2004

Sysix Companies was recently recognized as one of the industryÂ’s largest Value Added Resellers by VAR Business in their June 14th issue highlighting the top 500 VARs in the industry. With nearly 30% growth in revenue over last year, Sysix leaped from #426 in the 2003 edition to #388 in 2004. 

“Our diverse customer base has helped us to stay strong through tough economic times,” said John Sheaffer, President and CEO of Sysix Companies. “While some industries budgets were cut or limited over the past few years, others, such as healthcare and education were strong and helped us to achieve significant growth.”

Sysix is looking at significant growth for 2004 as well. Says Roland Chavez, CEO and Executive Vice President for Sysix, “According to early estimates, we are already up 23% over last year’s figures and we are right on target for our 2004 projections.”

About Sysix:

The Sysix Companies: Sysix Technologies, LLC; Sysix Consulting, LLC; and Sysix Financial, LLC provide mission-critical business technology solutions including hardware and software, consulting and financial services. Headquartered outside of Chicago, Sysix also maintains a strong local presence in Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, New York, San Francisco, Phoenix and Philadelphia. For more information, visit the Sysix Web site: www. sysix. com.

Friday, July 29, 2005

Author/Actionist/Guest Expert Jessica Weiner Available for Interviews...Eating Disorders, Body-Image, The Media Etc... National Eating Disorders Week Feb. 27 - March 5

Author/Actionist/Guest Expert Jessica Weiner Available for Interviews...Eating Disorders, Body-Image, The Media Etc... National Eating Disorders Week Feb. 27 - March 5

10 million women and 1 million men suffer with it and our children are dying from it. Author of A Very Hungry Girl, Actionist, Survivor and Guest Expert Jessica Weiner is available for interviews A fan - and media - favorite Jessica has lent her expertise to countless media outlets including Oprah, CNN, Teen People, Hollywood Reporter among others. We encourage media coverage with her to help promote awareness of such an important and timely issue.

(PRWEB) February 25, 2005

Check Out Jessica Weiner and the important work she does in The Hollywood Reporter story about Kirstie Alley, Fat Actress and the media...

Http://www. hollywoodreporter. com/thr/columns/the_pulse_display. jsp? vnu_content_id=1000818986 (http://www. hollywoodreporter. com/thr/columns/the_pulse_display. jsp? vnu_content_id=1000818986)

We all know that Eating Disorders are bad news - 10 million women and 1 million men suffer with it and our children are dying from it.

Worse, without treatment at least 20% of those suffering will die - and many of those in pain are not even visibly recognizable as sick.

Anorexia has the highest mortality rate of all Mental Health illnesses.

Now for some good newsÂ…this is an ideal opportunity to take an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the current state of affairs surrounding the eating disorder epidemic including the politics, the people, and the push to join a movement determined to make a differenceÂ

One such individual making a profound impact, is Jessica Weiner who has quickly established herself as a leading "actionist," motivating and inspiring people to take action in their everyday day lives. Not because she says so but because she has survived all three eating disorders. She talks from experience. She talks from the head and from the heart. www. jessicaweiner. com

Author of the best selling book, "A Very Hungry Girl" (Hay House/September '03), Jessica is a nationally-recognized professional speaker and guest expert, survivor and role model who tackles some of the day's most hot button topics with a raw honesty, insight and wit along with the uncanny ability to connect with both female and male audiences of all ages - from children to teens to young adults to parents. She also serves as the media ambassador for The National Eating Disorder Association. (NEDA) www. nationaleatingdisorders. org and provides outreach to thousands of Americans everyday.

Her vast repartee includes a myriad of timely issues including:

Eating Disorders Survivor stories, including her own; Body Image; Self-Esteem; Body Dismorphia

Teens and Sex Who is doing it, Who is not; Oral Sex Epidemic; Date Rape; Sexual Assault

Hollywood, the Media and Eating Disorders From Mary-Kate to Jane Fonda...How does media contribute to this epidemic, How does the media treat celebrities who are struggling with these disorders, What can be done...What is being done.

Relationships Mother and daughter; Father and daughter; Mother or father and son; Friends, Boyfriends, GirlfriendsÂ

Lighter Hearted Topics How to answer the dreaded question "Do I look fat"; How to shop for bathing suits without the agony of de-fit.


Lauren Lewis

818 990-4771

Llewispr@aol. com


PowerSteering Announces Expanded PPM Integration Capabilities

PowerSteering Announces Expanded PPM Integration Capabilities

Introduces 150 additional data integration sources through partnership with Pervasive Software

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) March 11, 2009

PowerSteering Software (http://www. powersteeringsoftware. com), the leader in on-demand project & portfolio management (PPM) solutions (http://www. powersteeringsoftware. com/ppm-solutions) for managing IT, Lean Six Sigma, PMOs and other enterprise initiatives, today announced the introduction of new integration capabilities.

Through a partnership with Pervasive Software (http://www. pervasive. com) (NASDAQ:PVSW), a global leader in SaaS data management and agile integration software, PowerSteering has expanded its integration functionality to include 150 additional data sources to provide customers with a consolidated view of all critical information. Relevant portfolio management data from time tracking software, financial applications, reporting tools, Active Directory services, human resource and ERP systems can quickly and easily be reflected in PowerSteering.

"PowerSteering's seamless integration to any data source means our customers will benefit from accurate, timely and complete information to improve portfolio visibility, analysis, and decision making," reports Tibor Vais, PowerSteering's Senior Vice President of Product Management. "With Pervasive's proven track record of SaaS integration excellence, we can meet all of our customers' integration needs regardless of application, file type, or database server."

"Pervasive Software continues to lead the way in empowering innovative SaaS partners like PowerSteering to provide integration offerings that truly align with their customers' expectations of SaaS-friendly speed and economics," said Mike Hoskins, Pervasive CTO and general manager, Integration Products for Pervasive. "Industry leaders like PowerSteering continue to adopt Pervasive's SaaS-enabled integration technology to gain a competitive edge and deliver greater value to their customers."

Customers who use PowerSteering for portfolio, resource and project management or time tracking can instantly share relevant data between PowerSteering and their ERP or financial applications, including Oracle, PeopleSoft and SAP, or collaboration tools like Microsoft's SharePoint. They can also integrate with third-party Business Intelligence systems to accommodate their unique reporting and analytic requirements.

About PowerSteering Software
PowerSteering Software is the leader in On-Demand Enterprise PPM software for managing IT, Lean Six Sigma, New Product Development and other strategic. Its easy-to-use software provides executives at the US Department of Defense, Raytheon, Ingersoll Rand, Merck, United Health Group, TD Bank, Seagate, Best Buy and over 120 other customers with executive visibility, strategy alignment, and enhanced team productivity to drive strategy and accelerate results across the enterprise. For additional information, please visit http://www. powersteeringsoftware. com (http://www. powersteeringsoftware. com) or call 1-866-390-9088.


Thursday, July 28, 2005

Streamlogics Offers New Solutions to Drive Results for Health and Life Sciences Webcasts

Streamlogics Offers New Solutions to Drive Results for Health and Life Sciences Webcasts

Newly formed business unit to offer value added services including audience development and participant analytics.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) October 31, 2008

Streamlogics, a leading global provider of webcasting solutions and services, today announced the launch of its Health and Life Sciences (HLS) division. Leveraging nearly a decade of webcasting experience in the health and life sciences industry, Streamlogics has introduced an expanded suite of services designed to enable medical agencies, pharmaceutical firms, medical device manufacturers and teaching hospitals to improve the results of their online marketing and training initiatives. 

Streamlogics will provide results-driven webcasting programs for a wide range of applications including promotional and CME programs, KOL speaker development, and live OR/surgical training. New services include audience development solutions such as email campaign management, telephone registration and reminder services, fax broadcasting, and direct mail programs. Post program reporting and analytics are now also available, allowing customers to measure the effectiveness of various recruitment channels while providing an accurate profile of their attendees.

"Webcasting and webinars help healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations educate and communicate with medical professionals in a cost effective, timely and environmentally friendly manner," says Greg Caressi, Senior Vice President, Healthcare and Life Sciences from Frost & Sullivan. "We believe that these benefits, coupled with industry pressure to reduce sales and marketing costs, will encourage more companies to partner with vendors like Streamlogics to take their meetings online."

According to a recent 2008 report, approximately half a million U. S. physicians were reported to have participated in an online webcast during the past 12 months. An article published in PharmaVOICE Magazine in the November/December, 2008 issue indicated that physicians are spending nearly nine hours per week online, and that pharmaceutical firms need to capitalize on this online activity as a high-service, quality-education channel to better meet physician needs.

"Customer needs have evolved beyond simply using technology to deliver online webcasts and webinars as they now seek out solutions to drive increased value from their programs," said Shaun McIver, President and CEO of Streamlogics. "Our Health and Life Sciences specialists are industry experts who can apply the appropriate solutions to help increase audience attendance, while providing the necessary reporting data to truly measure ROI."

McIver has been invited to participate in a webcast moderated by Greg Caressi from Frost & Sullivan to discuss how best practices can be employed to deliver successful webcasts to medical practitioners. The video webcast will be delivered Thursday November 20th, 2008 at 2PM EST (11 AM PST) live from the Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center (SASC) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, MA. He will be joined be Peter Macaulay, Director I/S Media Services from BIDMC, who will discuss how his organization has utilized live webcasting to deliver a wide range of communications and training programs. All attendees will receive a copy of the Frost & Sullivan whitepaper, Innovative Communications for Healthcare and Life Sciences.

Pre-registration is available now by accessing the following URL: http://www. frost. com/hcinnovation (http://www. frost. com/hcinnovation)

About Streamlogics
Streamlogics is a leading global provider of webcasting software and services to more than 500 enterprises across several verticals including financial services and healthcare and life sciences. Streamlogics' webcasting solutions are utilized for training and certification, marketing and lead generation, and corporate communications. Founded in 1999, Streamlogics is based in Toronto, with regional offices throughout North America. The company also supports a global network of value added resellers. For more information please visit http://www. streamlogics. com (http://www. streamlogics. com)

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National Survey by Chi Herbal Finds 90% of Endurance Athletes Will Injure Themselves This Year

National Survey by Chi Herbal Finds 90% of Endurance Athletes Will Injure Themselves This Year

Chi Herbal, in conjunction with Active. com, conducted a nationwide survey of over 500 competitive runners, cyclists, and triathletes that found 9 out 10 sustained injury in a given year. Considering factors such as age, level of competition, warm up routines and money spent on nutrition, supplements and equipment, the survey revealed intriguing findings about injuries and injury prevention.

Sudbury, MA (PRWEB) April 4, 2006

The Chi Herbal Injury Index just released found that 9 out of 10 competitive runners, cyclists and triathletes sustained injury last year. Surprisingly, the injury rate remained constant regardless of age, gender, injury prevention strategies and spending on equipment and nutrition. Even those who spent more than 20 minutes daily on injury prevention sustained injuries 90 percent of the time.

Sponsored by Chi Herbal (http://www. chiherbal. com), a provider of time-tested, natural products that help athletes speed recovery, prevent injury, and maintain a healthy condition, and Active. com, one of the Web's most popular resources for active lifestyles, the Chi Herbal Injury Index surveyed 510 competitive athletes nationwide. Paramount to a successful year is good health, but as endurance athletes ramp up their spring training for the season ahead, the odds are against making it through the season without some sort of problem: of athletes surveyed, 24 percent missed more than a month last year because of injury, with 50 percent missing two weeks or more.

Endurance training is a mental and physical challenge, repetitive by nature. The stress on particular joints, tendons, muscles and ligaments is analogous to folding a piece of paper on the same line several hundred times. Eventually the paper will tear along that line. According to the survey, athletes most often reported pain in their knees (49 percent), lower back (38 percent) and hips (26 percent). Notably, athletes reported getting injured despite 70 percent stretching before and 79 percent stretching after training.

“Good shoes and equipment, sound nutrition, proper stretching are important, but not the only keys to injury prevention, especially given the daily stress competitive endurance athletes put on their joints and muscles," says Rob Lucier, cofounder, Chi Herbal. “Chi Herbal’s formulas help joints and muscles recover from stress quickly and effectively. Our completely natural formulas have been used in East Asia for centuries and now by top athletes here in the U. S.”

Chi Herbal’s topical products improve and balance a person’s Chi (pronounced chee), an East Asian term for the life energy that flows through the body. When Chi moves smoothly the body stays balanced, readily heals and functions optimally. Blocked or stagnant Chi decreases ability, limits recovery and reduces strength, often resulting in inflammation, pain or injury.

Extreme repetitive use or a shock to the body such as a sprain or muscle pull causes micro-tears, ruptures and other stressors that disrupt blood and Chi circulation. Chi Herbal topical formulas harmonize these stresses by increasing circulation and oxygenation and removing toxins, thereby decreasing swelling and pain and increasing function and strength. As a result, the unblocked energy channels (meridians) enable quicker recovery from daily strains or injury.

“Last summer I sustained a calf injury that sidelined me for nearly a month. Initially, I suspected it was simply a calf strain, but after more than a week of severe pain I needed something else. I tried the Athletic Herbal Wrap (http://www. chiherbal. com/athleticwrap. htm). The next day nearly all pain in my calf subsided and I began training on my bike. I was running within a week and have been virtually pain free since,” says Jason Johnson, marathoner, triathlete and Director of Business Development, Active Marketing Group. “Chi Herbal products give athletes a better way to recover quickly and prevent injuries to their joints and muscles so they can stay healthy through an entire season.”

Visit the Chi Herbal Injury Index (http://www. chiherbal. com/chi-herbal-injury-index. htm) for more detailed information.

About Chi Herbal

Founded in 2004 in Sudbury, MA, Chi Herbal provides all natural, time-tested herbal formulas for triathletes, marathoners, cyclist and other elite athletes to help recover faster, prevent injury and maintain a healthy condition longer. Made from the highest quality herbs, Chi Herbal formulas include Foot Energy Spray (http://www. chiherbal. com/footenergyspray) to reduce fatigue and soreness, the Athletic Herbal Wrap (http://www. chiherbal. com/athleticwrap. htm) for use with injuries, chronic pain, inflammation, strains and pulls, and the Herbal Harmonizing Bath (http://www. chiherbal. com/harmonizingbath. htm) for overall recovery after strenuous training. Chi Herbal products are available at www. chiherbal. com and other retailers.

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Friday, July 22, 2005

Off-Campus Meal Plan Arrives in Missoula Students choose their favorite restaurants, parents rest easy

Off-Campus Meal Plan Arrives in Missoula Students choose their favorite restaurants, parents rest easy

The Off-Campus Meal Plan (OCMP) is offering its meal card to University of Montana students beginning this fall semester. Students can choose to dine at their favorite local restaurants without needing cash or a credit card.

Missoula, MT (PRWEB) August 27, 2005

Come the 2005 fall semester, students of the University of Montana will have a choice in where they can eat. Instead of eating a standard meal in their school’s dining hall, students can eat at their favorite restaurants in town or have food delivered to their door without using their pocket cash or racking up their credit card bill by using The Off-Campus Meal Plan (OCMP®).

OCMP polled students to find out where they like to eat. OCMP delivered - now students can eat where they want with the convenience of swiping their OCMP meal card. More than sixteen restaurants in the Missoula area accept the OCMP card as a form of payment for student’s meals and more restaurants are expected to sign on during the fall 2005 semester. Students of the University of Montana will simply flash their OCMP card when eating at restaurants of their choice, like Bagels on Broadway, Pita Pit and WOW Café and Wingery, among others.

“Since this is the first time anything like OCMP has come to the Missoula area, it is very exciting. For the last couple of years, we have received thousands of e-mails and phone calls from parents and students of the University of Montana asking for us to bring them this program,” says David Diana, President and Founder of OCMP.

“For over 10 years, OCMP has provided meal plans to hundreds of thousands of students across the country, giving them the freedom to eat, by using a meal card, just like they were at the school dining hall, but now at off-campus restaurants,” says Michael Hauke, Vice President.

Not only can students eat what they want, where they want and when they want, they can enjoy discounts on their food, meaning less meals used on their card. OCMP participating restaurants offer frequent discounts that are displayed at their store and on OCMPÂ’s Web site. When students visit their local eatery they simply flash their OCMP card to enjoy these discounts.

“OCMP has transformed campus eating. By offering the plan, we’ve increased the amount of students eating at our store and the students have a healthy alternative,” says Vincenzo Sorriso, Owner of Saladworks, one of the hundreds of restaurants that accept the OCMP card across the country.

“As a parent and as a restaurant owner, I really see the value in the (OCMP) card. Not a day goes by that more OCMP cards come through my register, than cash or credit, and the kids just love it,” says Larry Severance, Owner of the Loose Goose Café in Amherst, MA.

Parents get the added peace of mind of knowing that the OCMP meals are only redeemable for food and are thankful that their kids cannot create credit card debt. The OCMP card is also secure, a picture ID and pin number are needed when using the card. With OCMPÂ’s easy to use meal plan, University of Montana students now have a safe, easy and reliable way to eat at their favorite restaurants whenever they want.

Parents and students can enroll in OCMP within a few minutes, keep track of and update their accounts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, instantly, and discover new participating restaurants by visiting www. ocmp. com or by calling OCMPÂ’s World Headquarters at 888-211-6267.

About OCMP:

The Off-Campus Meal Plan (OCMP®) was founded by David Diana in 1995. Wanting an alternative to his own campus’ meal plan, David established a business that would offer students an affordable, easy-to-use meal plan to use at their favorite off-campus restaurants. It began at the University of Massachusetts, his alma mater, and has evolved into over 40 universities across the U. S.

Press Contacts:

Michael Hauke



NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information visit OCMPÂ’s Website (www. ocmp. com) or call OCMP's World Headquarters at 888-211-6267. OCMP, the OCMP logo, are either registered trademarks or trademarks of OCMP. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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Thursday, July 21, 2005

FOR YOU NETWORK a 501 c3 Nonprofit Organization to Host Reception at Double Tree Hotel in Ontario May 11th to Welcome NAFE President

FOR YOU NETWORK a 501 c3 Nonprofit Organization to Host Reception at Double Tree Hotel in Ontario May 11th to Welcome NAFE President

Kick-Off Reception May 11th to welcome NAFE President to CA who is speaking May 12th at the Inland Empire Business Women's 2006 Conference at the Double Tree Hotel. NAFE is the largest Business Womens Network in the US.

Sun City, CA (PRWEB) April 25, 2006

Come and join the For You Network a NAFE affiliate network as we welcome NAFE President Dr. Betty Spence to California. Dr. Spence will be one of the keynote speakers May 12th for the Inland Empire Business Journals Women in Business Conference and Expo at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario.

This is A Special Night for Networking, Tips, Demonstrations, all kind of FUN Readings and just a Great Time.

Come with your business cards and flyers this is an excellent opportunity to network, mingle and meet exciting, dynamic women like yourself who are willing to share and mentor talents with one another. Our For You members are 42% Small and Home Base Businesses, 35% Corporate Businesses, 15% Networking Marketing Businesses and 8% other.

Are you into wanting to have FUN!!!! Network with new people!!! Come and just hang out in your comfortable clothes with us, we guarantee this is the place you want to be May 11th at 6pm.

To help add Fun into your life we have a great night planned and below is what we are offering you, so don’t delay get your ticket today.

Our event will include:

¨  Salsa Dance Demonstrations.  With Deborah Deras and Adoley Odunton who also are speaking at the conference and our owners of Synergy Inc.


¨  Rapid Networking Skills come learn some great Networking Tips that you will immediately use from TeriLee Harrison owner of RBN (relationship building network in LA) and also a member of the San Gabriel For You Network. Terilee is also known as the “Businessmom and is the Business Mom Diva.

The individuals below are offering their time and talent for just “Love Offerings” so check this out.

¨  Flower Readings, Robin Masiewicz, Owner of Flowers for You in Riverside

¨  Destiny of Cards - June Davidson, Owner of Coaching Firm International, American Seminar Leaders, and The Director of the, Pasadena For You Network. June is also known as the “Champaign Diva” -

¨  Mineral Deficiency and Health Readings, Patricia Tinker, Medical Intuitive, and new member of the Pasadena For You network

¨  Tarot Readings. Rosemary Estrada, also know as the “Tarot Diva” and soon to be member of For You. -

¨  Angel Readings Carolyn Kaufman, -,

¨  Hands-on Energy Healing, Karen Woodruff –For You San Bernardino member

¨  Fab Spa Treatments"Fran Boytos, BeautiControl Director, and For You Founding Director and a member of Rancho Cucamonga For You –

¨  MiniChair Massages, offer by staff from Ilja Haverkorn’s fantastic day spa’s Urban Retreat Day Spa will she will have people there with massage chairs for mini-massage Ilja is a member of the San Gabriel For You Network and is also the “Wine Diva.”

¨  I am sure before the night gets here we will have some other treats to add in the evening events.

In addition to the above FUN Events we will have:

¨  Cash Bar, offering you a variety of non-alcoholic as well as alcoholic beverages (you pay for whatever it is you want).

¨  Hors d'oerves: (included in the ticket price) consisting of:

¨  Vegetable Cruites

¨  Seasonal slice fruits and berries, w yogart dressing

¨  Imported Domestic Cheese Platter with French Baguettes

¨  Assorted Finger Sandwiches

¨  Petite Quiche

¨  Savory Meatballs

Date:  Thursday May 11th. 2006

Location:  Double Tree in Ontario 222 No. Vineyard. Ontario, CA

Time:  6-11pm

Dress  Casual

RSVP Early as you don't want to miss this dynamic event

COST” Register on or before April 30th:

Cost: $20.00 for For You and NAFE members, Guests $25.00

After May 1st $25.00 for For You/NAFE Members and $30.00 for guests.

No tickets will be sold at the door for reception so get them now!….

To get your ticket send check and make payable to:


  Robbie Motter

 27701 Murrieta Road #30, Sun City, Ca 92586

Questions contact Robbie at e-mail rmotter@aol. com or 1-888-244-4420

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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

PV Media Group to Sell Ad Inventory for Guy Kawasaki's Alltop. com

PV Media Group to Sell Ad Inventory for Guy Kawasaki's Alltop. com

PV Media Group, a leading integrated online marketing company, will leverage its strength in the market by selling the ad inventory for Alltop. com, the news aggregation "online magazine rack" co-founded by Guy Kawasaki.

Melville, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2009

PV Media Group (http://www. pvmediagroup. com), a leading integrated online marketing company, will leverage its strength in the market by selling the ad inventory for Alltop. com (http://www. Alltop. com), the news aggregation "online magazine rack" co-founded by Guy Kawasaki.

Alltop. com, which averages over 1.5 million page views per month, aggregates the latest headlines from the best sites and blogs covering hundreds topics, ranging from adoption to zoology and everything in between: photography, food, science, religion, celebrities, fashion, gaming, sports, politics, automobiles and Macintosh, among many others. Topics are grouped on individual web pages, displaying the five most recent headlines from information sources. The purpose of Alltop is to help readers answer the question, "What's happening?" in "all the topics" that interest them.

"The organic growth of Alltop. com has exceeded our expectations and we have developed a very loyal and active following," said Guy Kawasaki, co-founder of Alltop. com. "We have now reached a point of critical mass where we can integrate an advertising model to monetize our traffic and our partnership with PV Media Group for ad sales is a critical component to our success going forward."

"We are thrilled to be working with such an innovative site like Alltop. com and with Guy Kawasaki, a thought leader and influential voice in today's business world," says Prime Visibility CEO and Founder Andrew Hazen, who is spearheading the initiative for PV Media Group. "This opportunity provides tremendous value for our clients and allows us to take advantage of Alltop. com's focused reach across hundreds of highly-targeted and valuable categories."

Opportunities to advertise on AllTop. com will include cost per click (CPC), cost per one thousand impressions (CPM) and/or a flat fee sponsorship. In less than three weeks, PV Media Group has already signed more than a dozen advertisers including Brother, sponsoring the Small Business Category (http://small-business. alltop. com), AlcoholAbuse. com, backing the Alcoholism News category (http://alcoholism. alltop. com) and SmileBooks. com advertising in the Photography category (http://photography. alltop. com).

About PV Media Group:
Established in January 2008, PV Media Group (http://PVMediaGroup. com) combines the resources of three Web-based marketing and advertising companies, as well as the powerful social media news platform of BreakingNews. com:

Prime Visibility LLC (http://PrimeVisibility. com), founded in 1998, is a leading, full-service Search Engine Marketing (SEM) firm committed to increasing traffic, sales and ROI for its clients. Prime Visibility provides integrated online marketing plans and individually tailored services, including SEO, Pay-Per-Click (PPC), email marketing, conversion tracking solutions, Web 2.0, Social Networking, and other SEM services. Based in Long Island, N. Y., Prime Visibility has developed outstanding revenue growth and is on the 2007 and '08 INC. list of the fastest-growing private companies in America and was ranked 16th in Website Magazine's list of the Top 50 SEO Firms for 2008.

AdOnNetwork (http://AdOnNetwork. com), founded in 1999, is one of the largest contextual and behavioral advertising networks online, providing innovative solutions to more than 1,000 national and international advertisers and publishers. Based in Tempe, Az., AdOn Network ranked 72nd on Entrepreneur Magazine's "Hot 500" list of 2007's fastest-growing companies in America.

PremiumAccess (http://PremiumAccessMedia. com), established in 2008, is an innovative vertical advertising network representing more than 2,000 quality brand name publishers across a number of tightly focused vertical channels, including entertainment, gaming and health. Premium Access provides fully transparent online advertising solutions, allowing both publishers and advertisers to remain in complete control of their brand. With a variety of vertical channels to choose from, advertisers can focus their campaigns on highly specific markets, while publishers can more effectively monetize their sites and maximize revenue.


Monday, July 18, 2005

EmpowER Ranked No. 4 by KLAS in EDIS Industry

EmpowER Ranked No. 4 by KLAS in EDIS Industry

In the 2006 Year-End Top 20 Report from KLAS Enterprises, ECDS EmpowER Systems is ranked No. 4 in the EDIS industry.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 29, 2006

In the 2006 Year-End Top 20 Report from KLAS Enterprises, ECDS EmpowER Systems is ranked No. 4 in the EDIS industry.

The 127-page report offers data on all healthcare IT systems, from cardiology to ambulatory, from radiology to pharmacy—an extensive census on how dozens of systems have performed in the eyes of their front-end users.

The Emergency Department Systems section outlines how each EDIS vendor ranks according to criteria set forth by KLAS, such as percentage rated as best vendor, of which ECDS scored highest of any EDIS vendor, with an 80 percent satisfaction rate.

“We are ecstatic to learn that ECDS has been rated the No. 4 vendor in the entire EDIS industry,” said Seth Guterman, MD, president of ECDS. “We always work hard to keep our hospital partnerships strong and our EmpowER users happy. This report is essentially a report card by which to measure our performance as a vendor, both to take note of areas we could improve in, as well as revel in our successes.”

The report also takes into account various performance and business indicators, comprised of 40 criteria the KLAS researchers ask EDIS users to comment on. Some of these criteria include questions such as: Would you buy the product again? Did the vendor offer a fair contract? Was implementation on time? ECDS was ranked No. 2 in the performance and business indicators category.

“Our business model has always been one of total transparency and an open door policy,” said CEO Kimberly Alise. “Our partner hospitals know they can always come to us with candid comments and we will rectify any issues immediately. We know from the KLAS report that this has served us and our clients well.”

This report is an objective means of determining vendor performance in the healthcare IT marketplace, a vital tool for clinicians and hospitals in the EDIS evaluation process. ECDS looks forward to KLAS reports yet to come, but hopes to see some changes in some of the ways data are reported.

“In the future, we hope KLAS will distinguish comprehensive systems like EmpowER from modular or template systems,” said Kimberly Alise. “The ‘big bang’ approach employed by ECDS requires all clinicians to be on computers 24/7, setting us far apart from other vendors who sell bits and pieces of non-comprehensive systems. Nevertheless, we are thrilled to be included in the report with such a high ranking, and we feel confident that our numbers will only improve with time.”

Because KLAS data is copyrighted, the report itself is not available for publication here. However, if you would like to purchase the report, please visit KLAS’ website at www. healthcomputing. com.


KLAS Enterprises focuses solely on the healthcare technology industry, researching software, professional services firms, and medical equipment. KLAS independently monitors vendor performance through the participation of healthcare organizations.


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XactContents Now Includes Firearms Data from Davidson’s Inc

XactContents Now Includes Firearms Data from Davidson’s Inc.

New collaboration with one of the largest U. S. firearms suppliers lets insurers quickly search tens of thousands of firearms online in Xactware’s contents estimating database

Prescott, Ariz. and Orem, Utah (PRWEB) November 19, 2009

A new collaboration with one of the nation’s largest firearms suppliers lets insurers quickly search tens of thousands of firearms online in Xactware’s contents estimating database.

Firearms wholesaler Davidson’s Inc., GalleryofGuns. com, has teamed up with Xactware to give insurance adjusters access to its vast online inventory via XactContents, the fastest and most reliable contents estimating tool in the property insurance industry. This collaboration enables insurers to conveniently browse firearm listings by brand, model, gun type, or caliber.

“With thousands of different firearms available on the market today, trying to find the right make and model can be an overwhelming experience,” said Bryan Tucker, President and CEO of Davidson’s. “This collaboration with Xactware will help contents estimators locate what they’re looking for in a hurry.”

Davidson’s distributes over 65 brands of firearms from the industry’s premier manufacturers, including Ruger, Remington, Smith & Wesson and Winchester. Because Davidson’s is a wholesaler, firearm prices contained in XactContents are based on typical dealer prices rather than the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

From within the XactContents module, users can tap into the pricing data contained in Davidson’s online consumer firearms purchasing tool, Gun Genie, to find replacement items for firearms involved in a loss. Once they’ve found the item they are looking for, users can click on the selection to go to Davidson’s GalleryofGuns. com Web site to validate product and pricing information.

“Often when loss claims include firearms, it takes additional time and effort to find suitable replacements,” said Ryan Smith Xactware’s AVP over XactContents. “With a convenient online connection to more than 2,000 Davidson’s Gold Dealers across the nation, this collaboration will save insurers untold hours estimating contents replacement costs.”

About Davidson’s Inc.

Founded in 1932, Davidson’s Inc. has grown into one of the nation’s top firearms wholesalers. Located in Prescott, Ariz., it proudly distributes over 65 brands of firearms to dealers nationwide. The company’s “Guaranteed Lifetime Replacement Program” and its consumer Web site (GalleryofGuns. com) are two of the company’s unique services designed to help promote the business of its dealers. Call (336) 665-0644 for more information.

About Xactware

Xactware Solutions Inc. (“Xactware”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of ISO specializing in the property insurance, remodeling and restoration industries. Xactware’s technology tools include estimating software programs for PCs and tablet PCs, as well as powerful online systems for replacement-cost calculations, estimate tracking and data trending in real time.

For more information about Xactware’s products and services, contact Xactware at 1-800-424-9228 or contact us online at www. xactware. com.

About ISO

A leading source of information risk, ISO provides data, analytics and decision-support services to professionals in many fields, including insurance, finance, real estate, health services, government, human resources and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect, analyze, develop and deliver information, ISO helps customers evaluate and manage risk. The company draws on vast expertise in actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, fraud prevention, catastrophe and weather risk, predictive modeling, data management, economic forecasting, social and technological trends and many other fields. To meet the needs of diverse clients, ISO employs an experienced staff of business and technical specialists, analysts and certified professionals. In the U. S. and around the world, ISO helps customers protect people, property and financial assets. For more information, visit www. iso. com.

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Sunday, July 17, 2005

President of the Mississippi Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Society Joins with Retasure to Prevent Vision Loss

President of the Mississippi Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Society Joins with Retasure to Prevent Vision Loss

William S. Mayo, D. O. has partnered to read digital retinal images for Retasure™ by Digital Healthcare, a Wake Forest, NC company specializing in retinal health assessment for diabetics. Dr. Mayo is the president of the Mississippi Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Society and is a double board certified ophthalmologist that practices in Oxford, Mississippi.

Wake Forest, NC (PRWEB) March 19, 2009

William S. Mayo, D. O. has partnered to read digital retinal images for Retasure™ by Digital Healthcare, a Wake Forest, NC company specializing in retinal health assessment for diabetics. Dr. Mayo is the president of the Mississippi Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Society and is a double board certified ophthalmologist that practices in Oxford, Mississippi.

The Retasure™ solution developed by Digital Healthcare provides a simple, affordable, and non-invasive solution that allows physicians to capture their patients' retinal images during a three to five minute procedure. Certified readers, like Dr. Mayo, use the ophthalmic specific review tools in Retasure™ to assess the images and consult with the primary care physician.

"The incidence of Diabetic Eye Disease in our population is growing exponentially. Early diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy will prevent vision loss in our patients and will allow them to lead productive and independent lives. Examination of the retina is key to preventing vision loss due to diabetic retinopathy. The most important health care priority is the delivery of quality medical care. Retasure will help you help your patients." states Dr. Mayo.

Scott Sanner, Vice President of North American Operations for Digital Healthcare, agrees. "The National Eye Institute states that diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of blindness among working age adults in America," he says, "but fewer than half of all diabetic patients are assessed annually for retinopathy, despite the high frequency of this complication."

Digital Healthcare's Retasure solution offers several advantages for primary care and endocrinologist physicians and their patients: It can be operated by non-clinicians; it is non-invasive and requires no dilation. This FDA-approved technology is used by a broad range of doctors and facilities throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, including leading hospitals and research centers, primary care groups, private ophthalmology and optometry groups, family practice residency centers, and internal, multi-specialty and endocrinology groups. More than a million patients around the world have received a retinal health assessment using Digital Healthcare software.

For additional information, please visit www. retasure. com

Contact: Scott Sanner (866) 539-4213

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Saturday, July 16, 2005

Helping Parents Send Their Love One College at a Time

Helping Parents Send Their Love One College at a Time

Introducing the New Valentine's Day Care Package: Box-O-Love

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 21, 2009

Perfect for parents missing their little sweetheart around Valentine's Day, Box-O-Box now offers a heartfelt care package they can send with love and delicious goodies to make their college kid feel like he or she never left home.

Specializing in theme-based care packages for college students, Box-O-Box has more than 20 unique boxes, each with its own special twist. Box-O-Love, the company's newest addition, is ready just in time for Valentine's Day. "We developed Box-O-Love so students know their parents and friends are thinking about them no matter how far away they are from home," said Michael Hauke, President and Co-Founder.

Besides showing that you care, the Box-O-Love will help your little cupid spread some love with items like a Box-O-Box Make-Your-Own-Valentine Kit, Bloomsberry & Co. Smooch Chocolate Bar, Happy Herbert's Sweet 'n Crunchy Popcorn and the old-time favorite/must-have Conversation Hearts. The hilarious in-box "How-to" guide will help even the shyest student charm the cute dorm-mate down the hall.

Launched in December 2006, Box-O-Box has helped parents reconnect with students far away from home. In addition, Box-O-Box has quickly become a popular partner for student governments, fraternities, sororities, sports clubs and social groups' fundraisers across the nation.

"Our Box-O-Boxes provide a fresh alternative for showing students you care in a way they appreciate and a language they understand," said Justin Zucker, Co-Founder. "Students are continually impressed by how fun and different our boxes are, and parents can't thank us enough--their kids finally think they're cool!"

Box-O-Boxes can be ordered individually or as a "Box-O-Mester"--an option that allows parents to order, pay for boxes in advance and ship them out on pre-selected dates over the course of the semester.

To find out more about Box-O-Box, go to boxobox. com (http://www. boxobox. com), or call 800.730.0223.

About Box-O-Box:
Box-O-Box is an independently owned and operated company started by former students of various schools who witnessed their classmates' dissatisfaction with boring care packages for far too long. One day, our Box-O-Box team set out to create a variety of practical, healthy and entertaining care packages that students would actually like. Now we adhere to a strict policy of delivering quality products that get students and parents equally excited. To ensure satisfaction, our team continually researches the retail and college markets to find products that are highly desirable and suitable for our unique character. That's why since 2006, Box-O-Box has been fulfilling the needs of students, parents and universities nationwide with fun, unique and useful care packages.


Weekly Venture Capital Activity Week March 21, 2005 through March 27, 2005

Weekly Venture Capital Activity Week March 21, 2005 through March 27, 2005

This reporting period companies based in California operating in the Software industry and that have raised their Series B round of financing led the pack in the amount of venture financing raised. Also, there were no IPOs this reporting period.

(PRWEB) March 30, 2005

www. capitalHunter. com was able to verify that $245 million of venture capital was invested in 25 U. S.-based companies during this weekÂ’s reporting period. The average deal size was approximately $9.80 million. The amount of venture capital invested this period decreased by 22% compared to last periods $315 million.

Geographically,10 California companies raised $118.20 million in venture financings which represents 48% of the total venture capital invested this reporting period. The largest private venture financing in California this period was into TelASIC Communications. TelASIC Communications raised $26 million and is El Segundo based and is a developer of high-performance analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) and sub-systems for the 3G wireless infrastructure market.

The software sector raised 33% of the venture capital this period. Eleven software companies raised $81.35 million in venture financing. The largest private venture financing in the software sector this period was into Encentuate. Encentuate raised $16 million and is a Foster City, CA based company that provides enterprise access security solutions for businesses.

Companies raising their Series B round of financing led this weekÂ’s venture capital activity. Series B financings represented 53% of the total venture capital deployed this period. The largest private venture financing in Series B stage financing this period was into Sequoia Pharmaceuticals. Sequoia Pharmaceuticals raised $22 million and is Gaithersburg, MD based that is a pharmaceutical company focused on discovering novel drugs to combat drug-resistant viral infections, especially HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C.

The three largest venture deals this period are as follows: 1 TelASIC Communications, Semiconductor $26 million 2 Sequoia Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, $22 million 3 Teneros, Network & Equipment, $17.5 million

The following twelve and other unnamed investors funded the above mentioned top three venture capital investments for $65.5 Million: Aberdare Ventures, Agilent Technologies, ComVentures, Health Care Ventures, Mission Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, Sevin Rosen Funds, Sofinnova Partners, Star Ventures, The IPO Group, Wellcome Trust

A total of 69 equity financings of private and public companies occurred during this reporting period. Each of the 69 equity financings are profiled in a weekly report which include venture financings, private placements, secondary offerings, PIPEÂ’s, and IPOÂ’s.

About www. capitalHunter. com

Www. capitalHunter. com is a web-based financial information company that identifies, preserves and electronically disseminates worldwide data on venture capital and other equity financings. Customers utilize the www. capitalHunter. com searchable database to research newly and historic financings and to identify active investors. Please visit www. capitalhunter. com and get immediate access. New subscribers can request a free investor analysis.

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Friday, July 15, 2005

Jennifer Barrett, Co-Author of "The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough," Joins Host Dr. Terri Orbuch on "The Love Doctor Show"

Jennifer Barrett, Co-Author of "The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough," Joins Host Dr. Terri Orbuch on "The Love Doctor Show"

Jennifer Barrett, financial expert, former writer for Newsweek and co-author of "The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough" to appear on The Love Doctor Show with Dr. Terri Orbuch on VoiceAmerica's Radio Network.

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 26, 2009

Modavox, Inc. (OTCBB:MDVX - News), Internet broadcasting pioneer, producing and syndicating online audio and video, today announced that financial expert and former writer/editor for Newsweek, Jennifer Barrett will join Dr. Terri Orbuch, host of The Love Doctor radio program on VoiceAmerica (http://www. modavox. com/voiceamerica (http://www. modavox. com/voiceamerica)) Monday, February 2, at 11 a. m. Eastern.

Jennifer will discuss her new co-authored book, "The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough," a personal finance guide for women published by Random House's Delacorte press.

In the book, Jennifer introduces you to The Smart Cookies--Andrea Baxter, Angela Self, Katie Dunsworth, Robyn Gunn and Sandra Hanna--five dynamic successful young women who, despite great jobs, struggled to stay on top of their finances, and didn't know how to dig out of debt. Inspired by an episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show on personal finance, these women formed a "money group," dubbed themselves "The Smart Cookies," and together developed strategies for turning their financial lives around. The book explains how to create and afford the life that you want, and how even the smallest, simplest changes can make a big difference. It is a fresh, accessible guide for women on how they can get a grip on spiraling finances and manage their money--without sacrificing a fabulous lifestyle.

Jennifer Barrett has been a journalist for more than a dozen years, writing extensively about personal finance and consumer issues for major publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. She has appeared as a financial expert on CNN and MSNBC and been interviewed for publications like The New York Daily News. She was a staff writer and editor at Newsweek for more than six years before leaving to co-author "The Smart Cookies' Guide to Making More Dough." Jennifer currently covers money issues as a freelance writer for several publications and is working on a new book about women and mone.

"The Love Doctor" airs live on Mondays at 8 AM PST / 10 AM CST / 11 PM EST on The VoiceAmerica Channel. To access the show, log on at http://www. modavox. com (http://www. modavox. com). All shows will be available in Dr. Terri Orbuch's Content Library on The VoiceAmerica Channel for on-demand and pod cast download, http://www. modavox. com/voiceamerica (http://www. modavox. com/voiceamerica).

The VoiceAmerica TM Network offers the latest conversations in a talk radio format, providing education, interaction, and advice on key issues live, on demand as well as through pod cast download. If interested in hosting a talk radio show on VoiceAmerica Network, contact Jeff Spenard, President of Internet Radio at 480-294-6417 or at jeff. spenard @ modavox. com.

Contact Executive Producer Melissa Schmitz at 480-294-6410 for advertising / sponsorship information or other show details.

ABOUT Dr. Terri Orbuch:
Terri L. Orbuch, PhD, better known as "The Love Doctor," (www. drterrithelovedoctor. com) is an author, psychologist, workshop leader, Oakland University sociology professor, nationally recognized research scientist at The University of Michigan, and a popular radio and television personality who specializes in relationships of all kinds. Dr. Orbuch has penned five academic books on relationships, and has published dozens of articles on marriage and divorce, parent-child relationships, and love and sexuality. Dr. Orbuch is the project director for a long-term study funded by the National Institutes of Health, which has been following and studying 373 married couples since 1986, many of them now single or remarried. Her work and professional insights have been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, Detroit Free Press, Boston Globe, Reader's Digest, Health, GQ, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Self, WebMD, among others. Dr. Orbuch's Love Doctor Relationship Segments also are aired weekly on Fox TV-Detroit and radio stations across the U. S. and Canada.

ABOUT VoiceAmerica / Modavox :
( OTC. BB MDVX), Modavox is the leading producer and distributor of online talk radio content, streaming approximately 250 hours of live programs and scheduled replays weekly on its Modavox VoiceAmerica™ Network ( http://www. voiceamerica. com (http://www. voiceamerica. com)). Modavox, Inc. ( http://www (http://www). modavox. com ) is a pioneer in internet broadcasting, producing and syndicating online audio and video, and offering innovative, effective and comprehensive online tools for reaching targeted niche communities worldwide. Through its patented Modavox Central™ technology, Modavox "takes the search out of search," delivering content straight to desktops and internet-enabled devices. Through its proprietary StreamSafe™, WebcastWizard™ and Stream Syndicate™ tools, Modavox provides managed access for live and on-demand internet broadcasting and syndication, content management, online meetings, event management, enterprise communications and distance learning.

Forward-Looking Statements:
This release contains "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the Securities and Exchange Commission's "safe harbor" provisions under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Rule 3b-6 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause Modavox's actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated, including the risk factors identified in Modavox's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Wednesday, July 13, 2005

ECards Give Whopping 60% to Charity

ECards Give Whopping 60% to Charity

Forget the miserly 10% that most high street stores give to charities from the sale of their Christmas cards. Try www. benevolus. com. It’s the first website to sell email cards or ‘eCards’ that benefit charities. Benevolus. com gives a massive 60% of the price of emailing a card to a charity chosen by the sender.

(PRWEB) November 25, 2004

Forget the miserly 10% that most high street stores give to charities from the sale of their Christmas cards. Try www. benevolus. com. It’s the first website to sell email cards or ‘eCards’ that benefit charities. Benevolus. com gives a massive 60% of the price of emailing a card to a charity chosen by the sender.

This new website gives ethical consumers the option to benefit their favourite charities AND save the environment. Sending eCards to friends and family is instant and fun (and handy if youÂ’ve missed the last posting date) and thereÂ’s a great choice of quality designs. As well as donating 60% of the eCard price to the chosen charity, Benevolus. com gives 10% to the artist who designed the card.

Secure server software guarantees confidentiality in payment details and prices compare favourably with the cost of buying and posting traditional cards.


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For further press information call +44 (0)1473-232385 or +44 (0)7885 238374

Email penny. arbuthnot@projectpr. biz

Notes to Editors

1. www. benevolus. com went live in October 2004.

2. Over twenty national and local charities are already on the site and more are registering every day. National charities already registered include Sargent Cancer Care for Children, the National Society for Epilepsy, British Blind Sport, World Vision and Galapagos Conservation Trust.

3. Postal enquiries to Benevolus at PO Box 610 Ipswich IP4 3WZ or Tel: 01728 726528 Email enquiries@benevolus. com

4. Managing Director of Benevolus is Bev Karia, a Health Psychologist who spotted the gap in the dotcom market for an eCard site that is linked to charitable giving and has a high quality range of artwork to choose from.

5. Other Benevolus Directors are Clare Bennett, Internet expert and Company Director of Shelton Business Systems Ltd (trading as Websites UK); Shirley Ingham, an experienced charity fundraiser and Graham Nunn, a practising commercial lawyer.

6. Prices for sending Benevolus eCards (including either text or HTML newsletter), including VAT, are as follows:

Volume  eCard + text + HTML

1 card Â£1.50 Â£2.00 Â£5.00

Up to 10 cards Â£5.00 Â£10.00 Â£25.00

Up to 25 cards Â£10.00 Â£15.00 Â£50.00

Up to 50 cards Â£15.00 Â£25.00 Â£75.00

Up to 100 cards Â£25.00 Â£40.00 Â£130.00

+ every 50 cards up to 1000 cards 

 Â£12.00 Â£20.00 Â£60.00

7. Benevolus gives 60% of the price of the eCard (ex VAT) to the senderÂ’s chosen charity (provided the charity has registered on the Benevolus site) and 10% (ex VAT) to the artist who designed the card.

8. Research by the UK Charities Advisory Trust into how much goes to charity from the sales of traditional ‘Charity’ Christmas cards sold by the major retailers showed the following:

BHS stores: Cards printed by EMS Publications with 10% to charity.

Marks & Spencer: M & S gives 10% of the purchase price of its “Charity Cards” to charities.

Boots: All Boots boxed cards give 10% to charity.

WH Smith: EMS Publications cards, average of 8.44% to charity

John Lewis: Sell range of cards. Examples are

Clinton Cards: 25% to charity

Paperchase: 6% and 20% to charity depending on choice of cards

9. Further information is available on this issue from the Charities Advisory Trust at http://www. charitiesadvisorytrust. co. uk/charitiesadvisorytrust/proceeds. html (http://www. charitiesadvisorytrust. co. uk/charitiesadvisorytrust/proceeds. html)


Tuesday, July 12, 2005

"What Type of Super-Rich Person Would You Be?" New No-Cost Online Quiz Available to Everyone to Find Out

"What Type of Super-Rich Person Would You Be?" New No-Cost Online Quiz Available to Everyone to Find Out

Everyone has dreamed of becomming one of the super-rich, and now through this fun new no-cost online test anyone can learn what type of wealthy person they'd be: a "Paris Hilton," "George Soros," "Warren Buffet" or "Bill Gates" type!

Lake Forest, IL (PRWEB) May 12, 2006

Except for those who recently won the lottery or co-founded Google, we all fantasize from time to time about becoming one of the super-rich.

Now everyone with Web access is invited to discover what type of super-wealthy person they would be with the new no-cost online quiz at http://www. sixwise. com/Survey/WhatKindofSUPERRichPersonWouldYouBe/WhatKindofSUPERRichPersonWouldYouBe. aspx (http://www. sixwise. com/Survey/WhatKindofSUPERRichPersonWouldYouBe/WhatKindofSUPERRichPersonWouldYouBe. aspx)

This quiz includes just ten key questions for quiz-takers to answer, such as:

If you were to become enormously wealthy, you would likely spend most of your time with:

A. Actors, models and rock stars

B. Inventors and creative geniuses

C. Major politicians and world leaders

D. CEOs and other business leaders

By answering these 10 questions, quiz-takers will discover which of the following four super-rich types they would most likely be:

1. A "Paris Hilton" type

2. A "Warren Buffet" type

3. A "George Soros" type

4. A "Bill Gates" type

When they get their results, quiz-takers will also learn what each of these types mean.

Beyond the fantasy aspect of this fun quiz, quiz-takers may find some real value in learning their results, as it is likely similar to the way they are treating their more limited finances today. And that can either be satisfying, or prompt them to consider changing their habits!

Check out the new no-cost "What Type of Super-Rich Person Would You Be?" quiz now at http://www. sixwise. com/Survey/WhatKindofSUPERRichPersonWouldYouBe/WhatKindofSUPERRichPersonWouldYouBe. aspx (http://www. sixwise. com/Survey/WhatKindofSUPERRichPersonWouldYouBe/WhatKindofSUPERRichPersonWouldYouBe. aspx)

SixWise. com is the home of the famous no-cost "How to Live a Happier Life" weekly e-newsletter, which includes insights from the world's top experts in the areas of health, relationships, personal safety, finances, career and enjoying life to its fullest. This includes a variety of fun, free online tests.


Saturday, July 9, 2005

SeniorCareMarketer. com Research to Reveal Best Practices in Marketing and Selling in the Senior Care Industry

SeniorCareMarketer. com Research to Reveal Best Practices in Marketing and Selling in the Senior Care Industry

How prevalent are the use of blogs, podcasts and other Web 2.0 tools by suppliers in the senior care marketplace? Are print advertising budgets being reduced in 2008? Will senior care vendors attend fewer tradeshows? These questions and more will be answered in an upcoming research report titled, "Trends in Senior Care Marketing: Where Suppliers Spent Marketing and PR Dollars in 2007, and What's Ahead in 2008."

Capitola, CA (PRWEB) December 11, 2007

How prevalent are the use of blogs, podcasts and other Web 2.0 tools by suppliers in the senior care marketplace? Are print advertising budgets being reduced in 2008? Will senior care vendors attend fewer tradeshows? These questions and more will be answered in an upcoming research report titled, Trends in Senior Care Marketing: Where Suppliers Spent Marketing and PR Dollars in 2007, and What's Ahead in 2008 (http://survey. constantcontact. com/survey/a07e26wwgxvf8p5629f/start).

Senior care suppliers who would like to participate in the research may visit: http://survey. constantcontact. com/survey/a07e26wwgxvf8p5629f/start (http://survey. constantcontact. com/survey/a07e26wwgxvf8p5629f/start)

Scheduled to launch in early 2008, SeniorCareMarketer. com is an on-demand marketing and PR service for companies selling products and services relating to the aging of America. SeniorCareMarketer. com will offer the senior care industry the same marketing benefits and services that its sister product, HRmarketer. com, offers the human resource industry: the ability to generate publicity, website traffic, sales leads and improved search engine rankings. It is owned by Fisher Vista, LLC, the marketing and information services firm that also owns HRmarketer. com. Launched in 2002, HRmarketer. com is the largest marketing and public relations firm in the human resource marketplace.

The upcoming Trends in Senior Care Marketing report will outline key trends such as: the patterns of adoption and use of various marketing and public relations tactics by senior care suppliers; the growth of "Web 2.0" tactics including social networking; what marketing activities have the greatest impact in lead generation; the importance of SEO and search-optimized press releases; the amount suppliers will invest in Pay-Per-Click advertising.

According to Mark Willaman, president of Fisher Vista, LLC and founder of both HRmarketer and SeniorCareMarketer, reaching buyers of senior care products and services (http://www. seniorcaremarketer. com/) can be quite challenging, considering the vast array of purchasing influencers in this marketplace. These include family caregivers, doctors, nurses, social service agencies, hospitals, geriatric care managers, pharmacists, physical therapists, rehabilitation centers, home health care, housing and residential facilities, and more.

"The Internet is dramatically changing how brands are established and purchases are made. For suppliers attempting to reach buyers of senior care products and services (http://www. seniorcaremarketer. com/seniorcare_marketplace. htm), new approaches are needed," said Willaman. "This report will help senior care suppliers understand their marketing and PR options, what their peers are doing and how to better allocate their marketing and PR dollars in 2008."

To complete the Trends in Senior Care Marketing survey and receive a complimentary copy of the finished report, please visit: http://survey. constantcontact. com/survey/a07e26wwgxvf8p5629f/start (http://survey. constantcontact. com/survey/a07e26wwgxvf8p5629f/start)

About Fisher Vista, LLC
Fisher Vista, LLC (http://www. fishervista. com (http://www. fishervista. com)) is a marketing and information services firm focusing on the human capital and senior care industries. The company’s flagship product, HRmarketer. com, is the No. 1 online marketing and PR service in the human resources industry. Since 2001, over 500 human resource suppliers have used HRmarketer. com and the HRmarketer Services Group to generate publicity, website traffic, sales leads and improved SEO. SeniorCareMarketer. com is scheduled for launch in early 2008 and will achieve similar results for companies selling products and services relating to the aging of America.

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

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Friday, July 8, 2005

Fat Removal and Lipo Dissolve Alert - Healthcare Education Campaign Launched

Fat Removal and Lipo Dissolve Alert - Healthcare Education Campaign Launched

Breaking news coverage surrounding a new fat removal treatment, lipodissolve, has prompted staff at eHealthinfoline. com to launch a Healthcare Education Campaign: How to be an Informed Consumer. Included is news about leading medical organizations warning consumers against the use of this unapproved fat dissolving injection.

Wenatchee, WA (PRWEB) November 14, 2007

eHealthinfoline. com has become an important source of health and medical information for consumers. While the primary focus of the website has been covering the most common medical conditions, such as heart disease and cancer, they have also focused their efforts on monitoring breaking news about new drugs. Recently, for example, the website reported on a popular fat removal drug treatment known as lipodissolve (http://www. lipotreatmentfacts. org/), which hasn't been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. Today eHealthInfoLine. com (http://www. ehealthinfoline. com/) announces the launch of its Healthcare Education Campaign: How to be an Informed Consumer.

"Last month we launched our Consumer Health News Monitoring Program, a broadening strategy where we not only track scientific breakthroughs and new drug approvals, but lawsuits and medical warnings as well," says Bill Francis, a senior editor for eHealthinfoline. com. "Now we want to go a step further by launching a new initiative aimed at educating consumers based on the findings of this monitoring program."

The monitoring program has tracked cautions from leading medical organizations warning consumers against the use of lipodissolve, also known as phosphatidylcholine injections or injection lipolysis (http://www. lipotreatmentfacts. org/UKban. php). "When a warning is issued about a new drug, eHealthinfoline. com feels it necessary to spread the news. Public awareness about the safety of new drugs is our main concern," Francis says.

Lipodissolve is meant to remove small deposits of fat through a series of phosphatidylcholine-based (PC/DC) injections (http://www. lipotreatmentfacts. org/phosphatidylcholine. php). eHealthinfoline. com has been keeping a close eye on the treatment ever since the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts endorsed a ban in September against physicians administering lipodissolve unless as a part of an FDA-approved clinical trial. The ban has since been temporarily enjoined based on an appeal by a lipodissolve business but remains under review.

Last month, the Physician's Coalition for Injectable Safety (http://www. injectablesafety. org/newsroom/pr_10082007.php) issued a consumer warning about lipodissolve. The alert advises consumers that FDA-approval is critical for any pharmaceutical injected into the body. Dr. Julius Few of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, a member of the Coalition warns, "these should not be mistaken as an accepted medical or cosmetic treatment of localized fat reduction" and "are unproven medical treatments." In addition, the safety of lipo-dissolve has been under scrutiny by other major medical societies (http://www. lipotreatmentfacts. org/majormedicalcautions. php), including the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Both discourage doctors from administering the injections because the drugs are not FDA-approved and long-term effects of the drugs have not been documented.

One lipo dissolve (http://www. lipotreatmentfacts. org/lipoFAQ. php) advertisement claims "lipodissolve is becoming popular with the elite and is an ideal treatment for celebrities and royalty," so it's no wonder that the treatment is growing in popularity. Staff at eHealthinfoline. com want to make sure that consumers know the details before choosing for or against any new drug, including lipodissolve. "The average person may not know the facts behind a drug or procedure and therefore are unable to make informed decisions or even ask the right questions," says Francis. "We believe consumers base their decision on advertisements and patient testimonials, not scientific data. We want to prevent this from happening."

A search on the eHealthinfoline. com website reveals that Dr. Roger Daily of The Physician's Coalition for Injectable Safety warns consumers that "[lipodissolve] is not FDA approved nor has it been formally tested for predictable results or safety. That alone should steer customers away from the marketing hype." To prevent consumers from being overwhelmed by what he calls "hype," eHealthinfoline. com encourages patients to ask questions and do their homework when considering any medical procedure, including lipodissolve.

"Online research helps, but one must be wary of the source of the information," warns Francis. "Look for balanced sources and weigh out the pros and cons of the medical procedure on your own."

As a part of this Healthcare Education Campaign, eHealthinfoline. com has listed a set of questions outlining what a consumer should ask a physician before receiving any type of drug treatment (www. ehealthinfoline. com/healthcare-education. html (http://www. ehealthinfoline. com/healthcare-education. html)). "Our company is devoted to informing the public by providing up-to-date information on medical conditions and new procedures and treatments," says Francis. "We hope these questions will help consumers make the most informed decisions. After all, you only have one body, so be educated on what you're doing to it."

About eHealthInfoLine. com:
EHealthInfoLine. com is a free health care information directory and medical news watchdog. Ordinary people use EHealthInfoLine. com to research common health conditions and find answers to commonly asked medical questions. The company is based in Wenatchee, Washington.

Linda Francis
Wenatchee, WA
Ph. (800) 731-5756


Thursday, July 7, 2005

How to Win the Baby Pool

How to Win the Baby Pool

Author of "100+ Baby Shower Games" reveals the day of the week the most babies are born and common birth weights to hedge your bet in a baby pool.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 25, 2007

Trying to predict the delivery date of a friend's or relative's baby? The writer of "100+ Baby Shower Games" (ISBN-13: 978-0972835411, $14,) can help: the most popular day of the week for a stork delivery in the U. S. is Tuesday. This, according to the latest data in a National Center for Health Statistics report*, is followed by Wednesday, then Thursday. The least number of births in any given week occurs on Sunday.

Guessing a baby's birth date is a long standing baby shower game, reports author Joan Wai. Baby pool participants might forecast other stats such as the infant's delivery time and weight. The prognosticator whose estimates best match the little one's actual stats is awarded a prize by the pool's host. And by the way, "the majority of babies born in the U. S. weigh between 6.6 and 8.8 pounds, but most are born under 7.7 pounds" Joan divulges.

And if it seems hospital delivery rooms are busiest in July, you're right. July is the month with the most baby births (followed by September and August) and has been for several years in a row. Since baby showers are traditionally hosted a month or two before the baby's due date, Joan concludes most baby shower games are played between May and June. "Of course, babies are born throughout the year" Joan observes, "and any time is a great time to play baby shower games!"

About 100+ Baby Shower Games

Savvy baby shower planners can find over 100 cooperative and competitive activities to play in "100+ Baby Shower Games." The paperback describes mental and physical party games such as trivia, word play, craft competitions, races and relays. A Game Index suggests games by occasion, such as an office shower or a shower for an out of town mom or a coed shower attended by dad and his relations.

"100+ Baby Shower Games" (ISBN-10: 0972835415, ISBN-13: 978-0972835411) is a 128 page paperback published by TheBrainstormCompany. com and distributed by the Independent Publishers Group (800-888-4741). Joan Wai also penned "100+ Wedding Games." Joan's books have appeared in Fit Pregnancy Magazine, Party & Paper Magazine, You and Your Wedding, Bridal Guide Magazine and others. Media may inquire about a review copy or author interview via TheBrainstormCompany. com.

*Statistics are from the 2004, the most recent available at the time of this writing from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics birth data (http:// (http://) www. cdc. gov/nchs/births. htm (http://www. cdc. gov/nchs/births. htm)).