Friday, August 31, 2007

PTGTV: Advertise Message via Educational Programming

PTGTV: Advertise Message via Educational Programming

PTGTV offers new advertising channel via educational feature stories.

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) January 18, 2004

More and more advertisers are looking to increase their visibility on the airwaves without 'beating viewers over the head' with their messages today. Instead of cramming too much information or pizazz into expensive :30 or :60 spots, advertisers are seeking new ways, via product placement and sponsorships, to increase their effectiveness at a fraction of the cost.

PTGTV has been delivering the full scope of an advertiser’s message to audiences for more than six years through its innovative half-hour programs, which delve into many popular areas of interest for advertisers. The shows are aired on targeted national cable networks, as well as regional broadcast stations. The key is to educate, as well as entertain, viewers. A full five minutes is spent with an advertiser selected to feature their story on one of Platinum's many shows, dealing with how the product or service will educate viewers on real-world solutions or enhance their lifestyle.

The wide range of shows that PTGTV produces offer a fit for

Just about any advertiser, and appeal to a broad spectrum of viewers. They include:

"New Home Journal,"  home improvement

“Today’s Family” family matters 

"Health Forum"  health issues

  aired on PAX-TV, ABC Family Channel

  & Oxygen

"Eye on Technology" technology

  aired on Tech TV

"Business & Beyond" bus/to/bus program

  aired on regional news networks

"Competitive Edge"  sports equip/info

  aired on ESPN2 and FOX Sports Net

"Great Taste" luxury lifestyles

  gourmet food

  aired on Travel, style, E!

"Mundo Latino" Hispanic market

 aired on Univision, Telemundo

"Senior Lifestyles"  Sr products, services

  aired on Bravo and PAX-TV

Taking it a step further, PTGTV capitalizes on the growing

Trend of regionalization in television advertising, by actually customizing

Its shows for specific markets. Advertisers are asked to select the cities in which they feel their message would best be received.

Already, since the start of 2004, 15 new accounts have signed on for

Educational segments on various PTGTV shows. As long as viewers keep

Getting bombarded with traditional ad clutter everywhere they look, advertisers will need vehicles like PTGTV shows to reach viewers in unique ways.

To be considered for a PTGTV show, contact Vice President of Media, Gary Baris at (800) 597-1186, x 224.


CFO 911 Solutions Opens Office in Silicon Valley

CFO 911 Solutions Opens Office in Silicon Valley

Anthony LaPine has joined forces with CFO 911 Solutions to establish a presence in Northern California’s regional center for innovation.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 1, 2009

Tony LaPine is one of the pioneers in Silicon Valley, having sold, acquired or merged over 12 companies over the past decade. In the process, he raised over $100,000,000 in capital to facilitate these transactions. He is also experienced in leading companies listed on the American Stock Exchange, Bulletin Board and NASDAC. Currently, Tony’s involvement includes head of Flint Telecom Group & Chairman of Semotus.

Tony can be reached at TLapine(at)cfo911solutions. com or (408) 667-2046.

About CFO 911 Solutions:

CFO 911 professionals are the leading, hands-on experts in solving operating, accounting and finance problems for both public and private companies. CFO 911 professionals have amassed a unique depth and breadth of operational and finance experience developed by having worked as Presidents, COOs and CFOs inside Fortune 500 firms, micro cap publicly traded companies, private emerging growth companies and not-for-profit organizations.

Our experience includes a variety of industries: software, telecommunications, wireless services, systems integration, aerospace, defense, manufacturing, distribution, entertainment, health care, medical devices, apparel, transportation, food, computer hardware and peripherals, internet portals, E-commerce, motor sports, specialty retail, restaurants, automotive aftermarket, satellite radio and heavy construction.

To help you improve your bottom line, call our office @ (310) 574-9119, or visit our newly updated website at: www. cfo911solutions. com.


New Website Offers Parents of Teens Help as New School Year Begins

New Website Offers Parents of Teens Help as New School Year Begins

HelpWithTeenagers. com is a new website designed to help parents reach their teenagers as they face issues at the beginning of a new school year.

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 5, 2006 –-

The newly launched website, www. helpwithteenagers. com, may be just the tool parents need to reach their teenagers as they face issues at the beginning of the new school year. The website, conceived by Christina Botto, offers parents resources for both communicating with their teens and helping their teenagers deal with important issues.

“My parenting strategies are based on the principle that parents can be in control without being controlling,” says Christina Botto of HelpWithTeenagers. com. “I can show you how to get your teenager to talk to you; how to get your teen to listen to you and your advice; how to boost your teen's self confidence and make him or her less susceptible to peer pressure, and how to act and react in every day situations. I also am available to help you with individual issues you are struggling with, online as well as offline.”

Help With Teenagers offers many resources for parents:

Articles on parenting teenagers A news page to keep parents informed about the latest trends and issues Message boards where parents can ask specific parenting questions, post upcoming events or share success stories A step-by-step guide called “Help Me With My Teenager!” Private phone sessions with Christina

Some of the issues Christina addresses are: teen Internet use and hazards, MySpace, peer pressure, cigarettes, drugs, sex, alcohol, eating disorders, depression and the first year at college.

“Your teenager faces several areas of peer pressure during his or her high school years,” says Christina. “Those years are very competitive and where your teenager stands in terms of popularity is very important. To be considered a 'loser' is one of the biggest fears. To avoid this label, some teens try to look tough, rebellious and not controlled by their parents. Smoking and drinking are the easiest ways to declare their independence.”

“Those same pressures face first year college students, along with learning how to live everyday life and increasing amounts of school work. Sometimes students will find unhealthy or dangerous ways to relax and take their minds off of school. My website can help parents build a closer relationship with their teens. My methods help build trust between teenagers and their parents so that teens really open up and also listen to what their parents have to say. Ultimately, parents can really help their teens successfully navigate through these confusing and exciting years.”

The strategies and principles Christina teaches are based on more than 14 years of conflict resolution between parents and their teenagers. Her dedication to helping parents inspired her to write her book, “Help Me With My Teenager! A Step-by-step Guide for Parents that Works” (www. helpwithteenagers. com/inside. html (http://www. helpwithteenagers. com/inside. html)).

Here are just a couple excerpts from recent book reviews:

“This guide is a no nonsense 'how-to' that is likely to save many relationships. If you need a little guidance, a friendly whisper in the ear about what works and what doesn't, Christina Botto is here for you..Must read!”

Heather Froeschl, bookreview. com

"As a parent of a teenager and a pre-teen, I found 'Help Me With My Teenager!' to be right on target. I like that Botto's focus is two-fold: the well being of the teenager, and the wellbeing of the parent-teen relationship. This guide is easy to read, and it dives right into solutions...Absolute Must Read!” Graciela Sholander, bookreviewers. org

The book and the website offer a no-nonsense approach to parenting. Parents can find fresh ideas and get answers to problems. For more information, please visit www. helpwithteenagers. com

About Christina Botto:

Christina Botto was born in Vienna, Austria. At age 25, she moved to the U. S. Christina has studied teenagers for more than 14 years, observing and developing parenting strategies. Christina earned a B. S. in Business Administration from the Hotel and Business Management College in Vienna. She has completed Steven Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Successful People” program. Christina is a member of the National Writers Association, is listed on Empire Who's Who and is a proud member of the National PTA, offering support to that organization and other non-profit groups by offering her book to use in fundraising campaigns. Net proceeds from the sale of her book 'Help Me With My Teenager!' will benefit teenagers without parents.


Christina Botto


Info @ helpwithteenagers. com

Www. helpwithteenagers. com


Thursday, August 30, 2007

Judy Smith Named To Chamber Board Of Directors

Judy Smith Named To Chamber Board Of Directors

Judy Smith, president of Smith Seal of NC, has been appointed to serve on the 2006-2007 Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for a three-year term.

RALEIGH, NC (PRWEB) September 27, 2006

Judy Smith, president of Smith Seal of NC, has been appointed to serve on the 2006-2007 Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for a three-year term. Smith will serve as a liaison between the Chamber and the community to sustain and further develop our thriving economy and to enhance the community's quality of life. 

“I am delighted to serve on the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors,” said Smith. “The Chamber plays a critical role in creating quality programs, as well as promoting a higher level of communication between businesses and the community.”

About Judy Smith:

Judy Smith is President of Smith Seal of N. C. Under her guidance, the company has taken a leading position in the sealing industry, winning the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Pinnacle Business Award for Steady Growth and Profitability in both 2004 and 2005. Because of her interest and activism, she was appointed as a member of the North Carolina Health Insurance Innovations Commission. Judy also serves as a member of the Installation Committee of the Greater Raleigh Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and is a member of the Corporate Partners Committee working to enhance partnerships and businesses and corporations throughout the Triangle and the Women Presidents Organization (WPO). In 2005, Judy was selected Entrebizneur Of The Year by Business Leader Magazine. In 2006, Judy was recognized as a Women In Business by the Triangle Business Journal and appointed to the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

About The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce:

The Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce is an organization made up of 4,800 business people throughout the region. The Chamber has been representing the interests of the local business community for over a century and divides its work into three main lines of business, each of them with an eye toward economic expansion and a better quality of life including: product sales (Economic Development), product development (Government Affairs), and membership services (Membership Services and Small Business). For more information, please call 919-664-7000 or visit the Web site at http://www. raleighchamber. org (http://www. raleighchamber. org).

About Smith Seal of NC:

Smith Seal of NC, a master-stocking distributor for Parker Hannifin Corporation and other world-class manufacturers was established in 1976. The firm offers hydraulic and pneumatic seals, O-rings, gaskets and packings, in addition to distribution, consultation, problem solving, product design, and more. Smith Seal of NC has received the Pinnacle Business Award for Steady Growth and Profitability three times, most recently in 2006. For more information, please call 919-790-1000 or visit the Web site at http://www. smithseal. com (http://www. smithseal. com).

Media and Press Contacts:

Patty Briguglio

MMI Associates, Inc.



Brown Rudnick Continues to Expand Corporate Practice with Addition of Partner in New York

Brown Rudnick Continues to Expand Corporate Practice with Addition of Partner in New York

Brown Rudnick, an international law firm, today announced that John F. Storz has joined the Firm's New York office as a Partner in the Firm's Corporate Department.

Boston, MA (Vocus) November 3, 2009

Brown Rudnick, an international law firm, today announced that John F. Storz has joined the Firm's New York office as a Partner in the Firm's Corporate Department.

Formerly a Partner at Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, Mr. Storz has significant experience in general corporate, securities, governance and finance matters. His practice spans mergers and acquisitions, public and private equity and debt securities offerings, investment fund transactions, corporate reorganizations, and joint ventures. He has represented clients across a wide range of industries including manufacturing, telecommunications, finance/financial services, and biotechnology.

Mr. Storz has represented numerous official and unofficial creditors committees in chapter 11 reorganizations, out-of-court restructurings and exchange offers, and he regularly counsels distressed companies in matters related to their financial restructuring activities. He also frequently advises institutional investors, including hedge funds, with respect to their investing activity.

"Brown Rudnick offers a unique blend of business and legal expertise combined with an entrepreneurial mindset that will enable my practice to grow," said Mr. Storz. "I am delighted to join this impressive Firm."

Brown Rudnick CEO Joseph F. Ryan commented, "John's addition bolsters our corporate presence in New York, and his focus on M&A, corporate finance and funds aligns well with the growth mission of our Corporate Department. I am confident John's skill, experience and collaborative nature will contribute to the Firm's future success."

This notice follows the recent announcement that a veteran Intellectual Property ("IP") team from Cooley Godward Kronish LLP joined the Firm's Boston office In September 2009. With over 35 years of combined experience, the team includes Partners Thomas C. Meyers and Robert J. Tosti. In addition, Brown Rudnick recently added Corporate Partner, Lena Hodge, and Tax Partner, Tracy Fisher, to the Firm's London office.

About Brown Rudnick LLP
Brown Rudnick is an international law firm with offices in the United States and Europe. The firm represents clients from around the world, providing business-focused solutions that address today's ever-changing, ever-demanding competitive marketplace. With an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset, Brown Rudnick offers a broad slate of capabilities
And talents in areas that include: Corporate, Intellectual Property, Emerging Technologies, Tax Law, Finance, Bankruptcy & Corporate Restructuring, Real Estate, Complex Litigation,
Government Law & Strategies, Government Contracts, Energy, Cleantech and Health Law. For more information, please visit www. brownrudnick. com.

The Brown Rudnick Center for the Public Interest is a measure of the Firm's strong commitment to the community and serves as an umbrella entity encompassing the Firm's pro bono legal work, charitable giving, community involvement and public interest efforts. For more information, please visit www. brownrudnickcenter. com.

Media Contact:
Lisa Murray


Family Website, Professor'sHouse. com, Publishes Expert Advice on What to Feed the Family Dog

Family Website, Professor'sHouse. com, Publishes Expert Advice on What to Feed the Family Dog

Specialist website Professor's House offers invaluable expert advice on feeding dogs and canine nutrition

Calgary, AB (PRWEB) May 6, 2008

Professor's House - www. professorshouse. com] - the one-stop website covering homes, relationships, children, pets, cooking and more has updated its dog nutrition section. Following signs that the lessons learned from the 2007 pet food recall are quickly being forgotten, where the Food and Drug Administration stated that contaminated wheaten may have been responsible for thousands of canine deaths, Professor's House has just published some timely advice.

Owners may feel that they already feed their dogs the best food available due to how costly it is, but this is a common misconception according to vets nationwide, and one that is backed up by the information on the Professors House website. The most expensive dog food can be far less healthy than a cheaper alternative yet still cause health problems in dogs both young and old - the true value of a dog's food lies in the ingredients and health benefits.

The dog feeding and nutrition section of the Professor's House website has experts sharing their in-depth knowledge and includes discussions on the myriad of choices facing dog owners today. One of the most-discussed topics facing dog owners is whether to choose canned meat or kibble. Dog owners know the difference a healthy diet can make to a human's life - this choice now needs to be made in their pets' life as well. Although kibble has become an increasingly popular choice of dog food, it has equal amounts of supporters and detractors. While it cannot be argued that it is a far healthier choice of food as far as protein is concerned, it has more fat and kilocalories per pound compared to canned food. Professor's House offers a balanced argument for both sides, allowing owners to make an informed choice about feeding a dog (http://www. professorshouse. com/pets/dogs/dog-nutrition. aspx).

A big problem for many owners at feeding time is when dogs begin growling around food (http://www. professorshouse. com/pets/dogs/growling-around-food. aspx). This can be an even larger problem if there are children in the household - statistics show as many as 28.5% of dog attacks in the home are on children aged between 5-9. Growling around food can be a sign that dogs are in a protective and potentially highly-strung mood, which can often lead to subsequent attacks. The experts at Professor's House offer reasons for this growling, as well as advice on how to train dogs not to growl.

With the multitude of topics and features available, from weaning puppies off softer food onto a more solid diet to the costs involved in feeding a dog and more, the Professor's House website is an invaluable tool for dog owners everywhere.

The Professor's House website is a one-stop solution for all your everyday questions. Covering homes, relationships, children, pets, dog information, cooking and more, and with an active forum where members can share tips and advice, it's an invaluable source of information for people from all walks of life.

For additional information, please contact:

David Beart
Professor's House
(403) 695-4305

Further details about Professor's House are available at www. professorshouse. com].


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Retreat for Women of Color ™ Introduces Transformation 2004 At the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health In the Berkshires

The Retreat for Women of Color ™ Introduces Transformation 2004 At the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health In the Berkshires

The Retreat for Women of Color™ offers a new paradigm for healing, renewal and change. Transformation 2004 is a yearlong series of seasonal weekends offered winter, spring, summer and fall. These weekends have been designed to introduce and promote yoga as a practice for personal growth. The first of these will be our Winter Retreat, February 26-29 2004, Director Maya Breuer announced today.

(PRWEB) December 24, 2003

The Retreat for Women of Color™ offers a new paradigm for healing, renewal and change. Transformation 2004 is a yearlong series of seasonal weekends offered winter, spring, summer and fall. These weekends have been designed to introduce and promote yoga as a practice for personal growth. The first of these will be our Winter Retreat, February 26-29 2004, Director Maya Breuer announced today.

“The journey of self discovery from the feminine perspective of the woman of color offers the opportunity to learn, create and explore innovative ways to renew body, mind and spirit. Women who need a break will also find just the right blend of relaxation and pampering available at each retreat.”

“There are many challenges placed upon the woman of color in our culture. In addition to being over worked, burdened by family, jobs, and at times racism, many of us are also overwhelmed by stress and related illnesses such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and obesity. The practice of yoga and relaxation are tools that have been successful in abating the progress of these chronic health conditions,” Breuer says.

Maya Breuer, R. Y.T. founder of the Santosha School of Yoga and a Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher has instructed yoga and offered workshops for healing, and self-discovery since 1985. She specializes in creating programs and retreats for minorities, and women that employ yoga as a platform to promote behavioral change. Her programs are a synthesis of the philosophies of yoga and ancient ethnic wisdom stressing the interconnection of body, mind and spirit.

Through Yoga, African dance, journal-making, art, creative visualization, interactive exercises and sister circle sharing, participants will explore how to:

§ Deepen self awareness, heighten and use intuition

§ Create connections with other women of color

§ Recognize and understand unconscious thoughts that can create havoc in oneÂ’s life

§ Make conscious choices

§ Learn the importance of self-discipline

§ Eliminate behaviors that no longer work

§ Connect to the authentic self

Each of the 2004 Transformation retreats will also feature guest presenters who are exceptional in their area of expertise.

To view the dates, programs and guest presenters for Transformation 2004, visit www. mayabreuer. com

Those interested in attending the winter or spring retreats may now register on line at www. kripalu. org or by calling 1-800-741-7353


Queen's Award for Enterprise Presented to DuPont for Increasing Energy Efficiency of Solar Cells

Queen's Award for Enterprise Presented to DuPont for Increasing Energy Efficiency of Solar Cells

DuPont Receives Prestigious Award for Advances in DuPont™ Solamet® Metallization Technology

Bristol, United Kingdom (Vocus) April 21, 2010

Her Majesty the Queen, head of state of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, has awarded a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category to DuPont for the continuous development of DuPont™ Solamet® photovoltaic metallization paste, a key component in increasing the energy efficiency of solar cells. The company has advanced the technology over a number of years -- contributing to increasing the effectiveness of photovoltaic solar cell technology.

“Addressing energy needs is a global concern. The generation of renewable energy will be the fastest growing sector in the energy market for the next 20 years, and materials for photovoltaic applications are a critical success factor for sustainable growth,” said Ian Hudson, president – DuPont Europe, Middle East and Africa. “We can apply the power of our market-driven science to offer products and technologies that can transform the sun’s potential into clean energy, contributing to decreasing dependence on fossil fuels.”

The advances made by DuPont in the field of front - and back-side metallization contacts have resulted in significant efficiency gains for solar cell technology. In 1998, the efficiency of a crystalline silicon (c Si) solar cell was approximately 10 percent. Today, these cells operate at close to 16 percent for multi-crystalline wafers, and at greater than 18 percent for monocrystalline wafers; a rise in efficiency that is partly due to the performance offered by the metallizations DuPont has developed. The fundamental qualities that Solamet® brings to the market are the excellent low contact resistance formed with the silicon on firing and its fine line, high aspect ratio print resolution. These are essential to minimize series resistance and electrical losses, leading to a more efficient device.

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise is the United Kingdom's most prestigious award for business performance. The awards recognize and reward outstanding achievement by U. K. companies. They are presented in three separate categories: International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development. The awards are made each year by the queen, on the advice of the prime minister, who is assisted by an advisory committee that includes representatives of government, industry and commerce, and the trade unions.

DuPont is honored to receive this prestigious award that recognizes the company’s innovations to advance efficient and reliable generation of solar energy,” said Craig Oliver, director, Europe, Middle East and Africa – DuPont Microcircuit Materials. “Sustainable growth of the photovoltaic industry depends on technological advances continuing to improve the efficiency of photovoltaic devices, and ultimately reducing the cost per watt of solar power.”

DuPont Microcircuit Materials plays a key role in enabling growth in the solar energy market by sustained technological advancement. The Solamet® product range is the market leader for metallizations for c Si solar cells and has been instrumental in the great gains in efficiency of solar power, making it more competitive with other means of electricity generation.

DuPont materials have been at the forefront of photovoltaic innovation for more than 25 years, setting standards around the world through materials that provide unmatched quality and reliability to photovoltaic modules. DuPont anticipates that the photovoltaic market will grow approximately 30 percent in 2010 and will continue to grow rapidly over the next three years. DuPont sales in photovoltaics exceeded $500 million in 2009. Given the innovation that DuPont brings to the photovoltaic market, company sales have been growing above market rates, with growth expected in the coming years.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements based on management’s current expectations, estimates and projections. The company does not undertake to update any forward-looking statements as a result of future developments or new information. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about the company’s strategy for growth, product development, market position, expected expenditures and financial results are forward-looking statements. Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words like “expects,” “anticipates,” “plans,” “intends,” “projects,” “indicates,” and similar expressions. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Many factors, including those discussed more fully elsewhere in this release and in DuPont’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, particularly its latest annual report on Form 10-K, as well as others, could cause results to differ materially from those stated. These factors include, but are not limited to changes in the laws, regulations, policies and economic conditions of countries in which the company does business; competitive pressures; successful integration of structural changes, including acquisitions, divestitures and alliances; research and development of new products, including regulatory approval and market acceptance, and seasonality of sales of agricultural products.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™ and Solamet® are registered trademarks or trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

Ana Villalpando –United Kingdom
Ana. villalpando(at)dupont(dot)com

Dan Turner – United States
Daniel. a.turner(at)usa. dupont(dot)com


Monday, August 27, 2007

Reinventing Motherhood: New, national, monthly web magazine for at-home mothers of color provides voice for emerging sector of full-time, at-home mothers

Reinventing Motherhood: New, national, monthly web magazine for at-home mothers of color provides voice for emerging sector of full-time, at-home mothers.

Mommy Too! Magazine, a new, national web magazine, is charged with providing a voice for at-home mothers of color. Seeking to change the perception of mothers of color who opt to be full-time caregivers, Mommy Too! Magazine provides an active medium to chronicle the thoughts and insights of minority moms who stay at home as well as encourage these mothers to feel empowered by their decision to be at-home moms.

Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) December 24, 2003 - at-

Home mothers steadily grows across the country, so it is true for mothers of color, especially African-American mothers. Although far less than half of African-American mothers stay at home, a growing percentage is abandoning the paid work force and choosing instead to join the ranks of at-home mothers in suburbia, small towns and bustling metropolises. Mommy Too!, the first web magazine for at-home mothers of color speaks to these moms.

Launched on October 15, 2003, Mommy Too! Magazine is a monthly online publication complete with a new cover each month, cover lines and full color pages with uniquely designed article and essay titles and bylines.

Mommy Too! Magazine's primary goals are encouraging mothers to actively pursue their personal interests as well as supporting at-home mothers of color by understanding the unique role in their communities.

Articles, essays and monthly columns focus on motherhood, lifestyles, health, home, learning and work-at-home advice and resources.

Although Mommy Too! is a web magazine designed for mothers of color, all mothers regardless of race are welcome to participate, subscribe and write for Mommy Too! magazine.


Florida Spine Surgeon Alfred Bonati, M. D. Announces Results of National Poll Showing America's Doctors Oppose a Government-Run Health Care Plan

Florida Spine Surgeon Alfred Bonati, M. D. Announces Results of National Poll Showing America's Doctors Oppose a Government-Run Health Care Plan

Florida spine surgeon Alfred Bonati, M. D. announced the results of a nonpartisan national poll commissioned by the American Society of Medical Doctors (ASMD) that shows physicians are unwilling to accept new patients covered by a government-run health care plan. Dr. Bonati announced the poll results at a press conference earlier today in Washington, DC.

Hudson, FL (PRWEB) August 20, 2009

Florida spine surgeon Alfred Bonati, M. D. announced the results of a nonpartisan national poll commissioned by the American Society of Medical Doctors (ASMD) that shows physicians are unwilling to accept new patients covered by a government-run health care plan. Dr. Bonati announced the poll results at a press conference earlier today in Washington, DC.

The poll conducted on August 7, 2009 by WRS Opinion Research on behalf of the ASMD shows that:
70 percent of specialty doctors oppose current Congressional and White House proposals for health care reform; 66 percent believe that a government-run health insurance plan would restrict doctors' ability to give the best advice and offer the best care possible to their patients; and More than 60 percent would not accept new patients with government insurance. Dr. Bonati, who serves as the Chairman of the ASMD, said, "As a physician, the results of this poll are not surprising to me. Any doctor who has ever dealt with Medicare knows that government coverage severely limits our abilities to deliver care that best fits the needs of the patient and the patient's family. We know that government coverage does not allow for flexibility, creativity, or sometimes, even compassion."

"I hope this research will serve as a wake-up call to policy makers," Dr. Bonati said. "Doctors are against the creation of government-run health insurance and many of us will not accept new patients with that type of coverage."

Dr. Bonati is an acclaimed orthopedic surgeon who specializes in advanced laser spine surgery. Dr. Bonati is the founder of The Bonati Institute® located in Hudson, Florida. He is also the driving force behind the formation of the American Society of Medical Doctors (ASMD), an association that works to keep the American health care system focused on the relationship between physicians and their patients without government interference. He patented The Bonati ProceduresSM, a series of surgical techniques that treat lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine problems using instruments designed by Dr. Bonati at The Bonati Institute. Dr. Bonati has traveled the world and witnessed firsthand various government-controlled health care systems and hospitals in many other countries.

For more information on The Bonati Institute or The Bonati Procedures, visit www. bonati. com. For more information on ASMD, visit www. theasmd. org.

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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics’ Director of Spa Therapies Featured in Associated Body Works and Massage Professionals (ABMP) Magazine

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics’ Director of Spa Therapies Featured in Associated Body Works and Massage Professionals (ABMP) Magazine

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics’ skincare teacher, Carol Venclik, has been recently featured in ABMP’s ‘Ask the Skincare Professional’ column.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 26, 2005

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics’ Director of Spa Therapies, Carol Venclik, became a master cosmetologist before graduating high school. Carol was recently featured in ABMP’s, ‘Ask the Skincare Professional’ column where she tells the story of how her passion for the skincare field grew and eventually led her to an esthetician career and her current position as Director of Spa Therapies at Atlanta School of Massage and its esthetics education division, Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics.

After opening her own salon early in her career, Carol decided to change direction slightly and go to work in the spa industry where she helped to open two major spas in the Atlanta area. Her thirst for knowledge still strong, she next turned her attention to the areas of bodywork, nutrition and holistic health. After careful analysis of potential schools, she enrolled in Atlanta School of Massage where she gained her Massage Therapy certification. Since graduation she has called the school her home and now teaches in both the massage therapy and skincare programs, passing on her vast knowledge of the industry to the thousands of students who pass through their doors.

Carol’s experience has taught her the importance of listening to clients’ needs, understanding their goals for the visit and connecting on a heart-to-heart level. By passing her knowledge, passion and experience on to her students, Carol is helping to improve the quality of service delivered in this ever changing, rapidly growing industry.

About Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics:

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics was formed in 2002 as a division of Atlanta School of Massage. Named a 2004 School of Distinction by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) national accrediting agency, Atlanta School of Massage has been an international leader in massage therapy education for 25 years. Formed by the same management team, with the same high standards in mind, Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics is following the same path of excellence set by its parent company. Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics stands out amongst the multitude of esthetics schools operating across the country because:

Our program is accredited by the ACCSCT. We are authorized by the US Department of Education to offer Title IV funding. We have 25 years of experience running a successful Massage Therapy school. We have recruited quality teachers from throughout the US and from Europe where the standards of skincare education are much more rigorous than those currently required in the United States.

Atlanta Institute of Aesthetics, a division of Atlanta School of Massage, is located at 2 Dunwoody Park, Atlanta Georgia 30338. For more information, call 1-888-276-6277 or visit atlantainstituteofaesthetics. com. For more information about Atlanta School of Massage, visit atlantaschoolofmassage. com.

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Award Winning Obstetrician Praises Cord Blood Banking

Award Winning Obstetrician Praises Cord Blood Banking

Dr. B. Kaye Kashanchi of The Beverly Hills Women's Center has joined the growing list of supporters of Cord Blood banking as a life saving procedure.

Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) April 5, 2006

The Beverly Hills Women’s Center has joined the growing list of supporters of Cord Blood banking as a life saving procedure.

Blood that remains in your baby’s umbilical cord after it has been cut is called “cord blood” and it is rich in newborn stem cells. These stem cells are one of the most promising sources of biological material for the treatment of a number of serious illnesses including heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. Because they are the body’s “master” cells and regenerate into the cells that form all other tissues, organs and systems in the body, stem cells have a natural, regenerative power to heal and are currently being used to treat, or cure, over 75 life-threatening illnesses, including leukemia, blood disorders, and cancers.

Dr. B. Kaye Kashanchi, Board Certified Obstetrician Gynecologist and Clinical Professor at the Department of OB/GYN at the University of Southern California School of Medicine (USC), who was named one of the top Obstetricians and Gynecologists by Consumer’s Research Council of America, has delivered over 5,000 healthy babies. During those deliveries, he makes use of umbilical cord stem cells, in order to help insure the babies future health.

After the baby is born and the umbilical cord is clamped and cut, the cord blood is collected by using either a syringe or blood bag. “The procedure is safe, painless and only takes a few minutes”, explains Dr. Kashanchi. The cord is stored and easily available if it is ever needed. These stem cells will be a perfect match for the child, while there is only a 25% chance that a sibling will be a match.

When stem cells are collected from the mother’s connection to the baby -- the umbilical cord -- the mother has helped her baby after the birth with her own blood.

Several of Dr. Kashanchi’s patients who have elected the procedure are available for either print or video interviews. For more information, please visit: www.

Beverly Hills Women’s Center is offering free pregnancy tests and is located at 450 North Bedford Drive #209, Beverly Hills, CA 90210 and also at 16133 Ventura Boulevard #415, Encino, CA 91436. They can be reached at 310-858-0505 in Beverly Hills and at 818-995-3900 in Encino.

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Planktos Moves to Rescue Mumbles and other Endangered Penguins with Plankton Power

Planktos Moves to Rescue Mumbles and other Endangered Penguins with Plankton Power

The new movie hit Happy Feet alerts audiences to the famine now facing the world's penguins, but ecorestoration firm Planktos not only offers hope to these endangered birds, its plankton powered technology can help stop global warming, too.

San Francisco, Calif., (PRWEB) December 11, 2006

The hit holiday movie Happy Feet has finally awakened American audiences to the risks that ocean decline poses to the fate of global penguin populations.

Publicity for their plight is sadly overdue. A document prepared by the non-profit Center for Biological Diversity states that of the world's 19 species of penguins, 12 are in danger of becoming extinct if the world's governments don't list them as endangered.

As the movie's writer, director, and producer George Miller revealed the penguins' peril is due to the plummeting ocean productivity. Miller was drawn to the issue after seeing a penguin documentary some years back, "I saw Life in the Freezer about ten years ago and I thought, 'Oh my God, I knew about the penguins but I had no idea that there lives were so extraordinary'." While his movie gives us a heartwarming view of penguin life, it also portrays the tragic collapse of their ocean ecosystem.

While Miller heaps his blame on the admittedly critical issue of over-fishing, an even more sinister culprit pulling the rug out from under the penguins' dancing feet is the biological demise of the world's plankton populations, the base of the ocean food chain. This crisis not only threatens penguins and most other sea life, it is intensifying global warming. The plankton decline is now so severe that over 3 billion fewer tonnes of CO2 are being photosynthetically removed from the atmosphere each year compared to just a generation ago. This is triggering a vicious circle.

A study published in the journal Nature this week detailed the withering impact that climate change is having on ocean plankton populations worldwide. "This study shows that as the climate warms, phytoplankton production goes down, but this also means that carbon dioxide uptake by ocean plants will decrease... making the problem worse," said lead researcher Michael Behrenfeld.

Other ocean scientists have reported an alarming 80% decline in krill stocks in the Scotia Sea, part of the Southern Ocean, right next door to the region where Happy Feet characters are tap dancing away this holiday season. Krill populations are directly dependent on phytoplankton, the microscopic ocean plants, which Nature reports are in such steep decline. Krill not only nourish penguins, they are the staple food for many of the world's fisheries and all the great baleen whales, which traditionally rear their calves in the cetacean nursery of the Scotia Sea.

Russ George, CEO of Planktos, Inc., a California ecorestoration firm says, "It's not too late to restore the plankton, revive ocean productivity, and save Mumbles and his penguin buddies who have danced into our hearts."

Planktos, Inc. is addressing the imminent climate change crisis through ocean ecosystem restoration projects which will stimulate plankton growth by replenishing missing iron micronutrients in the Southern Ocean and many other regions as well. This restoration of marine life will also restore the ocean's ability to lock away billions of tonnes of atmospheric carbon and help slow global warming, too.

Russ George notes, "As we work to restore the health and vitality of the oceans, the phytoplankton populations we revive will remove CO2 from the atmosphere, which we can then verify and sell as 'carbon credits' or tonnes of greenhouse gas reductions. This will easily pay for the restoration work. Individuals and companies can help restore the seas and safeguard the penguins as well by purchasing ocean restoration credits via the Planktos web store at www. planktos. com."


Thursday, August 23, 2007

Days Inns - Canada Announces Holiday Travel Tips for Seniors On the Go

Days Inns - Canada Announces Holiday Travel Tips for Seniors On the Go

Days Inn helps seniors take the stress out of holiday travel with helpful hints and rewards reminders

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) November 18, 2008

Senior travel increases exponentially during the holiday season, and as many retirees prepare to embark on a seasonal adventure, it's valuable to remember a little advance planning can help avoid unexpected bumps along the way. Days Inns - Canada offers some essential tips to help ease the stress and get special hotel discounts (http://www. daysinn. com/DaysInn/control/special_hotel_discounts? intcmp=special_offers_page_hotel_discounts) -- making holiday vacations more enjoyable and hassle-free.

Give Yourself A Budget: Your holiday vacation doesn't have to break the bank! Simply decide on the type of accommodations that you'll enjoy and set aside a realistic budget. Be on the lookout for special hotel discounts such as senior discounts, best rate guarantees and vacation packages. Remember to pack your proof of age identity card and any senior club membership cards.

Plan Ahead: Whether your visiting family or taking off on your own, research your destination and remember to book online hotel reservations (http://www. daysinn. com/DaysInn/control/advanced_search? variant=caen) well in advance. Look for national hotel chains that cater to senior travel, such as Days Inn hotels with amenities including a free Daybreak Caf"reakfast at most locations and free high-speed Internet access.

Get Rewarded: Check with your hotel to see if they offer a loyalty rewards program travel, such as Wyndham Rewards. Now through January 8, 2009, Wyndham Rewards members who stay at participating Days Inn locations in Canada and the United States will earn Double Aeroplan Miles or Double Wyndham Rewards points for each hotel stay as part of the Double Points or Miles promotion.

Play It Safe: An important senior travel rule: pack any medications or prescriptions in your carry-on bag and bring along enough medication to last the entire trip. Visit your doctor to learn about potential travel health risks before you begin set out on your holiday vacation (http://www. daysinn. com/DaysInn/control/special_offers? variant=caen) and consider preparing a first aid kit for the road.

Security On The Road: Before departing, make sure you have adequate insurance coverage. Always carry your supplemental travel and health insurance policy with you and review all insurance requirements before you leave. Keep the telephone number of your insurer handy in case of emergency.

Stay Connected: It's a good idea to send your holiday vacation itinerary to a friend or relative so someone will always know your whereabouts. Be sure to carry a prepaid phone card or cell phone so you can keep in touch from the road.

About Days Inns - Canada
Days Inns - Canada is one of the country's leading hotel chains with over 90 independently owned and operated properties and over 8,100 rooms. Its franchises cover a wide range of urban, airport and resort properties in primary and secondary markets across Canada. Days Inns - Canada participates in the Wyndham RewardsSM guest reward program, which is free to join and offers points that can be redeemed at a host of retail and travel partners including Aeroplan and Canadian Tire. Realstar Hotel Services Corp. is the master franchisor of the Days Inn brand in Canada. Days Inn Worldwide, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wyndham Hotel Group, one of three principal components of Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE:WYN), which encompasses more than 6,550 hotels and 551,000 rooms worldwide in 59 countries. All hotels are owned individually and operated independently or by Wyndham Hotel Management. For more information about Days Inns - Canada, to make a reservation or to become a Wyndham RewardsSM member, please visit http://www. daysinn. ca (http://www. daysinn. ca) or call the bilingual reservations hotline at 1-800 DAYS INN (1-800-329-7466).


Award Winning Event Discloses Dates For Festival 2005

Award Winning Event Discloses Dates For Festival 2005

Manchester Pride - The 10 day summer Lesbian and Gay festival which is held every August continues it’s charisma within the LGBT community. The winner of an award presented by the regions marketing department for tourism to the North West of England, unveiled it’s dates for the 2005 festival those of the 19th – 29th August 2005.

(PRWEB) January 10, 2005

Manchester Pride draws tens of thousands from across the whole of Britain with many travelling even greater distances from Europe and across the world, coming to the North West to join in the festival.

The event stages a multitude of programs ranging from the arts and sport to lifestyle and stage, the calendar attracts something for everyone, from the ‘Party in the Park’ for the family to exhilarating performances of regional and national artist, performers and musicians on its main Sackville stage set as the focal point of the ‘Big Weekend’.

Historically the festival has been the subject of name changing over a number of years since its imaginative juncture back in the early 1990Â’s, which orginually brought together a dedicated community holding a few stalls and raising awareness around LGBT lifestyle and health issues.

Initially the festival brought the community together in both celebration and concern in raising funds which was used for the benefit of the local community, today that same tradition continues to bring to the city hundreds of thousands every year – with its vast programme of eventing.

During the run up to Manchester Pride 2004 its officials laid the foundation for continued success to be built on year in year, under the direction of Claire Turner festival director who with the city’s Marketing Manchester brought ‘Euro pride’ 2003 to the city, a year earlier.

Manchester Pride is considered by thousands a major event within the LGBT festival calendar and a strong contender of being BritainÂ’s foremost successful lesbian and gay festival.

Regardless of its hiccup of this past year, with concerns raised about the length of time it took to exchange tickets for wristband – with some people claiming that they had waited about an hour to get into the enclosure of Manchester’s ‘Gay Village’ the event was seen as a complete success by the vast majority that attended.

The ‘Gay Village’ again will be the strong contender to stage the 2005 event – with organisers already mapping out the event for August 2005. – Manchester pride has said that it took on board the observations made concerning the waiting times and would be operating a system which will speed up the process for the future.

The event which is run in conjunction with ‘Operation Fundraiser’ the marriage of the Lesbian and Gay Foundation and George House Trust has raised for good clauses over £132.000 from the festival – making Manchester the leading figure in fundraising though Britain.

Operation Fundraiser who is within its third year has raised £350’000 for the north west LGBT community is a major stakeholder of the festival

Another difference from others held though England each year is the mark of respect that the festival gives by holding a candlelit vigil at the end of the ‘Big Weekend’

It is in this that makes Manchester’s Pride unique and irreplaceable – within the Pride/Mardi Gras calendar across the entire of the United Kingdom.

For hundreds of thousands the ‘Big Weekend’ experience means different things for each person – Many sharing the laughter and the joy, familiarity with family, friends and loved ones. Opportunities present themselves to make new or renew friendships during the festival.

For some the freedom of being who they are, enabling some to reach from deep within themselves whilst experiencing the occasion for the very first time.

As a young man summed up his experience to me when he said that this was his first time, with tears within the ‘guy’s eyes’ he related that for the first time he could be who he was from the inside without being ashamed or expecting reprisals from others.

So whatever your motive if you attended the festival and come away being thankful for the event - now as a community we have the opportunity to show support towards ‘Manchester Pride’ nomination for the BBC Best Event for 2004 – voting is via the BBC Manchester website www. bbc. co. uk/manchester/content/articles/2004/12/20 (http://www. bbc. co. uk/manchester/content/articles/2004/12/20) best of Manchester.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Healthcare Solutions Adds Two Pharmacy Experts

Healthcare Solutions Adds Two Pharmacy Experts

Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of pharmacy benefit manager Cypress Care, today announced that it has added Dean Castaldo, R. Ph, and Scott Phillips, Pharm. D, to its pharmacy operations team.

(Vocus/PRWEB) July 28, 2010

Atlanta, GA (Vocus) July 28, 2010 -- Healthcare Solutions, the parent company of pharmacy benefit manager Cypress Care, today announced that it has added Dean Castaldo, R. Ph, and Scott Phillips, Pharm. D, to its pharmacy operations team. The addition of Castaldo and Phillips further strengthens the company’s in-house team of pharmacists, who provide pharmacy analyses and ongoing clinical support to the company’s customers.

“We are excited to add these two high caliber pharmacists to our team,” said Jim Andrews, R. Ph, senior vice president of pharmacy services for Healthcare Solutions. “Healthcare Solutions continues to heavily invest in clinical resources responsible for developing innovative cost management solutions that support appropriate medical care for patients.”

Phillips and Castaldo will be added to the company’s P&T committee, which serves as an advisory board to the company on the selection and use of medications to treat injured workers and auto claimants. Healthcare Solutions’ P&T committee reviews identified safety issues, proper drug utilization trends, drug recalls, new generic introductions, changes in FDA drug indications that have occurred in the recent quarter. The committee also focuses on emerging issues, including legislative updates and best practice pain treatment protocols prevalent in the workers’ compensation and auto markets.

Castaldo has over 15 years of experience in the pharmacy management industry, including serving as a district pharmacy manager at Publix Super Markets, Inc. in Atlanta Georgia. Castaldo graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters degree in Pharmacy Policy and Regulation. He also earned a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from University of Rhode Island. Castaldo currently serves as preceptor for the University of Georgia School of Pharmacy.

Phillips has worked in the pharmacy industry for nearly a decade and previously worked at CVS Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc., and Diosynth Biotechnology. He earned his Doctor of Pharmacy, Master in Business Administration, and Master of Science from Campbell University.

Healthcare Solutions P&T committee is chaired by Chip Robison, Pharm. D, director of clinical pharmacy services for Healthcare Solutions. Dr. Robison is a member of the Work Loss Data Institute (WLDI) Official Disability Guidelines Editorial Advisory Board and actively participates in providing pharmacy guidance to the committee. Under Dr. Robison’s leadership, the P&T committee recently developed customized formulary approaches to antibiotic utilization as well as formulary enhancements to assist non-subscriber workers’ compensation customers. The P&T committee continues to monitor the impact of the Food and Drug Administration’s risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS), as well as the state-specific adoption of the Official Disability Guidelines.

About Healthcare Solutions

Healthcare Solutions, Inc. is the parent company of Cypress Care and Procura Management. Through its affiliated companies, Healthcare Solutions serves as a health service company delivering integrated solutions to the property and casualty markets, specializing in workers’ compensation and auto liability/PIP. The company’s customers include insurance carriers, third party administrators (TPAs), managed care organizations (MCOs), government agencies and self-insured employers. Utilizing market-leading technology, Healthcare Solutions delivers demonstrated benefits and savings complemented by deep industry expertise. For more information, please visit http://www. healthcaresolutions. com.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Rumbi Island Grill Deploys MegaPath SecureConnect Services to Protect Credit Card Transactions: MegaPath SecureConnect Site-to-Site VPN and SecureConnect Managed Security Services Deliver Uniform Security Across 22 Retail Locations

Rumbi Island Grill Deploys MegaPath SecureConnect Services to Protect Credit Card Transactions: MegaPath SecureConnect Site-to-Site VPN and SecureConnect Managed Security Services Deliver Uniform Security Across 22 Retail Locations

MegaPath Inc., the leading provider of managed IP voice, data and security services in North America, today announced that Rumbi Island Grill is using its SecureConnect Site-to-Site VPN and SecureConnect Managed Security services to protect network assets and customer credit card transactions across its 22 locations throughout Arizona, Colorado and Utah. Delivering a combination of secure data communication and perimeter, application and data protection, MegaPath is enabling Rumbi Island Grill's widely distributed enterprise to secure all of its assets at headquarters, retail locations, and in transit.

COSTA MESA, Calif. (PRWEB) September 11, 2007

 "As Rumbi Island Grill continues our rapid growth into new markets, we are balancing PCI compliance with our highest security standards, and we required a solution that provides the best possible protection without increasing the demands on our IT team," said Tommy Triplett, Project Manager at Rumbi Island Grill. "MegaPath provides us with the fully managed infrastructure to share data, access applications, and process credit cards securely, while also delivering the expertise to ensure that we are proactively protected against any new or emerging threats. This provides us the confidence that our business and our customers are protected without requiring us to invest heavily in equipment or personnel resources."

Driving Rumbi Island Grill's security initiative, the company needed to ensure PCI compliance without overburdening its IT team. MegaPath's fully managed enterprise-class security services ensure that the company is PCI compliant and that all customer data is safe from theft at all stages of a credit card transaction - both onsite and in transit. The MegaPath SecureConnect Site-to-Site VPN service delivers enhanced performance and secure communications, allowing Rumbi to increase productivity and grow its business. The SecureConnect Managed Security service protects Rumbi's business information and systems from both internal and external threats through a Unified Threat Management (UTM) solution, which includes Managed Firewall, Anti-Virus, Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Intrusion Prevention and Web Filtering.

"The security industry is littered with point solutions that only provide partial protection and require significant capital and personnel investments, but these solutions cannot deliver the protection that small to medium sized businesses require," said Dan Foster, SVP, General Manager of SMB Business Markets at MegaPath. "Smaller companies, especially those with distributed retail locations and franchises, require a uniform security infrastructure that offers not only common technology but expert management, and with MegaPath's SecureConnect fully managed UTM and VPN security services, we are providing customers with leading edge technology and the highest levels of expert management to ensure that their corporate and customer assets are safe."

About Rumbi Island Grill

Utah-based Rumbi Island Grill is privately owned and operated, and has quickly become an industry leader in tropical fast-casual dining. The first restaurant opened in 2000 near downtown Salt Lake City and there are now 13 in operation in Utah, Colorado and Arizona. Rumbi creates the ultimate mealtime getaway by blending authentic fare and warm ambiance with quick, convenient service and an aloha-friendly staff. The menu includes favorites like juicy Jerk Chicken Sandwiches, crisp Aloha Mango Chicken Salads, flavorful Bali Island Rice Bowls and the tender Volcano-Blackened Mahi. Rumbi Island Grill was created by food entrepreneur David Duffin, who was also the founder of Zuka Juice, a quickservice juice bar serving fresh fruit smoothies and healthy snacks. He grew the Zuka Juice brand to over 100 units, and was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1999 by Ernst & Young before a successful merger with Jamba Juice. Duffin was also selected one of the top "Forty under 40" young entrepreneurs in Utah in 2006 by Utah Business magazine. For more information, please, visit: www. rumbi. com

About MegaPath Inc.

MegaPath is the leading provider of managed IP communications services in North America. MegaPath leverages its wide selection of broadband connectivity, Virtual Private Networks, Voice over IP (VoIP) and security technologies to enable businesses to lower costs, increase security and enhance productivity. Businesses of all sizes can easily and securely communicate between their headquarters, branch offices, retail locations, mobile workers, and business partners.

To learn more about why over 22,000 companies have chosen MegaPath's managed IP data, voice and security services to improve their business communications, visit www. megapath. com or call 1-877-MegaPath (634-2728).

Agrium Advanced Technologies Adds Mini Sizes to DURATION CR® Product Line

Agrium Advanced Technologies Adds Mini Sizes to DURATION CR® Product Line

Smaller-Sized Controlled-Release Fertilizers Offer New Tools for Golf Course Nutrient Programs (Golf Industry Show, Booth # 5839)

San Diego, CA (Vocus) February 11, 2010

Agrium Advanced Technologies today introduces two smaller sizes of its DURATION CR ® controlled-release fertilizer product line at the 2010 Golf Industry Show in San Diego. With smaller sizes available in four longevities, DURATION CR (http://www. agriumat. com/us/duration. html) provides golf course superintendents with the right size products that they need to maintain dense, healthy turf and optimal golf course conditions.

“Many golf course superintendents find that our 195 SGN size is perfect for fairways, even on cool season turf,” said Bryan Gooch, product marketing manager, Agrium Advanced Technologies. “Our 150 SGN products can penetrate even the tightest turf canopies, providing another great option. Plus, having more particles per square foot enhances nutrient distribution and improves weed or pest control when using combination fertilizer products.”

The new DURATION CR mini products are engineered to provide consistent, predictable feeding for 45 to 180 days. Available in urea and sulfate of potash fertilizer options, these smaller-sized DURATION CR (http://www. agriumat. com/us/pdf/downloads/DURATION/DurationCR_Mini_Sell_%20Sheet. pdf) products control the release of both nitrogen and potassium.

DURATION CR ensures steady nutrient release over longer periods of time with an advanced-generation polymer coating technology (http://www. agriumat. com/us/duration_technology. html) that gradually delivers nutrients as plants need them. DURATION CR release is not impacted by excess rainfall or irrigation, which lowers the risk of leaching or environmental loss and avoids surge growth. In addition, DURATION CR enables up to 40 percent less total nitrogen to be applied per year.

“Predictability is a necessity on golf courses. The ability to steadily meter nitrogen and potassium release puts golf course superintendents in control of their nutrient programs,” added Gooch. “Ultimately, this means they can reduce applications, reduce clippings and mowing costs, and save time and money in their annual fertilizer budget.”

Agrium Advanced Technologies will introduce the new DURATION CR mini-sized products at the Golf Industry Show, February 10-11, 2010 in booth #5839 at the San Diego Convention Center. The Agrium Advanced Technologies team will be on-hand to answer questions and provide more details about this and other slow - and controlled-release fertilizer products.

Agrium Advanced Technologies recently completed an expansion of its Sylacauga, Ala. manufacturing operations to allow for the extension of its DURATION CR polymer-coated fertilizer product line. The plant expansion ensures that Agrium Advanced Technologies is able to meet the growing demand for its products.

DURATION CR controlled-release fertilizers are available from many suppliers nationwide. For more information, call 888.757.0072 or visit www. agriumat. com.

About Agrium Advanced Technologies
Agrium Advanced Technologies is a strategic business unit of Agrium Inc., a major retail supplier of agricultural products and services in both North and South America and a leading global producer and marketer of agricultural nutrients and industrial products. Agrium Advanced Technologies is the leading manufacturer and marketer of slow - and controlled-release fertilizers and micronutrients in the Agriculture, professional Turf and Ornamental, consumer lawn and garden, and specialty agriculture markets. Agrium Advanced Technologies' brands include: ESN ®, POLYON ®, XCU ™, NITROFORM ®, NUTRALENE ®, and DURATION CR ® slow - and controlled-release fertilizers, ULTRA YIELD ® Micronutrients, AMP ™ and PRECISE ® controlled-release plant protection. These products utilize proprietary advanced generation technologies to control nutrient release for improved plant growth and environmental performance.

Steve Williams, Manager, Communications

Contact us at: www. agriumat. com


Derycz Scientific Subsidiary Expands Agreement with Leading European Information Delivery Services Provider

Derycz Scientific Subsidiary Expands Agreement with Leading European Information Delivery Services Provider

Agreement between Reprints Desk, Inc., and FIZ Karlsruhe will further extend pharmaceutical ePrint procurement service into Germany and other European markets

Santa Monica, Calif. (PRWEB) July 28, 2009 -

Derycz Scientific, Inc. (DYSC. OB) today announced an expanded services distribution agreement between its subsidiary, Reprints Desk, Inc., and FIZ Karlsruhe, a European-based provider of information delivery services. The agreement makes Reprints Desk's article ePrint procurement service immediately available within the FIZ AutoDoc full-text brokerage routing system for document delivery, enabling major life science companies and other FIZ AutoDoc customers to improve enterprise content workflow and spend management visibility.

FIZ AutoDoc is the document delivery system of choice for many of Europe's largest corporations, supporting unmediated and mediated ordering for single journal articles, patent documents, reports, conference papers, proceedings or other publications. Reprints Desk offers ePrint procurement services as part of its Reprints NRx service that makes it easier for life science and healthcare communications companies to order bulk copies of peer-reviewed journal articles from scientific and medical publications for use in promotions and educational programs. Scholarly, peer-reviewed journal articles are important educational tools for pharmaceutical and other life science companies who communicate with medical professionals.

About Derycz Scientific®
Derycz Scientific, Inc. (www. deryczscientific. com) is the parent company to business software and information services companies Reprints Desk, Inc., and Pools Press, Inc. The company and its wholly owned subsidiaries serve corporate customers in research-intensive industries such as the life sciences, energy, aerospace, industrial products, consumer packaged goods, and information technology - with a focus on developing solutions to enhance research and development, regulatory and copyright compliance, and sales and marketing promotions. For more information about Derycz Scientific, visit the Deryczscientific. com website.

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Ian Palmer, Head of Marketing
Derycz Scientific, Inc. | +1 707.658.1931

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Sore Muscles at The Arnold Sports Festival To Get Treatment with Hot Jade Stones

Sore Muscles at The Arnold Sports Festival To Get Treatment with Hot Jade Stones

Largest sports festival in the world (18,000 athletes), The Arnold Sports Festival will have an alternative holistic treatment available for sore muscles. Revolutionary Massage table uses far infrared heat to pull lactic acid from muscles while the body is being lifted and stretched.

Columbus, OH (PRWEB) February 23, 2009

The Arnold Sports Festival scheduled for March 6-8, 2009 at the Columbus, Ohio Convention Center is reported to be the largest sporting event in the United States. The 18,000 athletes competing in 37 events in front of more than 150,000 spectators will mean a lot of athletes, a lot of visitors for Columbus, but also a lot of … sore muscles.

But relief will be standing by for athletes and visitors in the form of the Migun Thermal Massage Beds that are being made available for use by a local business, Migun Columbus, and a special promotion for the public in the days leading up to "The Arnold."

Migun, a Korean word for "beautiful health," is an FDA-approved medical device and has been endorsed by the American Chiropractic Association. Incorporating far-infrared 140° jade stones that deliver deep heat from head to ankle, the mechanical bed also intensely kneads the neck, back and legs. This action said to release lactic acid and improve body's energy (or "chi") flow.

Two beds will be available to athletes in the registration area at "The Arnold Martial Arts Festival" with two more set up at the local Holiday Inn where many participants are staying.

This is not the first time that athletes visiting Columbus have taken advantage non-pharmaceutically based "alternative" pain relief. Migun Columbus has become an integral part of many athletes' preparation and recovery from the Columbus Marathon.

According to Sue Miller, owner of Migun Columbus, LLC, "You should see this store in the days leading up to the Columbus Marathon and especially in the days that follow. After the event, runners hobble in, stiff and sore, take a 30 minute treatment and leave "wowed" by how much better their body feels."

Star New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore, a graduate of Westerville South, is a regular visitor to Migun during the off-season. The system has proven so compelling that Actor Matt Damon purchased five Migun beds for his friends. The system recently received an endorsement from the US Olympic Speed Skating team and its star: Apollo Ono.

For The Arnold Sports Festival, Director of Martial Arts, Tokey Hill actively solicited making the beds available because of his own personal experience with the therapeutic powers of the beds.

Hill, head of Team Tokey Hill, a world wide entertainment organization specializing in the organization and promotion of local, state, national, and international sporting events, is himself the winner of more international medals than any other karate practitioner in the United States.

Says Hill, "I first met Sue Miller, owner of the Columbus Migun dealership, while lying flat on my back receiving a hot jade stone massage at one of my events at the Ohio State Fair. Sue was kind enough to allow me and my athletes to use the Migun bed totally free of charge. I was impressed with the product and its potential to help our athletes."

For anyone (including reporters) who wants to feel what a Karate expert feels, if only after a work out, Miller is offering first-time visitors an "Arnold Special" free 35 minute treatment at her Migun Center in the Lee Plaza, 2509 West Schrock Road, in Westerville, Ohio.

For more information about Migun, go to www. miguncolumbus. com. For event and ticket information visit www. arnoldsportsfestival. com

Contact: Sue Miller (614) 882-4133 or (614) 374-3141

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Gluten Free Food Manufacturing & Packaging Made Easier: The Gluten Free Certification Organization is Proud to Announce the Certification of the Raymond-Hadley Corporation, a Large-scale, Niche Producer

Gluten Free Food Manufacturing & Packaging Made Easier: The Gluten Free Certification Organization is Proud to Announce the Certification of the Raymond-Hadley Corporation, a Large-scale, Niche Producer

Raymond-Hadley Corporation is now certified to provide gluten free ingredients and production and packaging services for clients requiring gluten free products.

Spencer, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2011

Food companies and food production plants face a multitude of challenges in not only acquiring gluten-free ingredients but in the process of gluten-free food production itself, which is why the recent certification of the Raymond-Hadley Corporation is exciting and welcome news for the industry.

The services Raymond-Hadley has to offer the gluten-free food producer are many. Their gluten free ingredient stock is extensive and includes both commodity, such as beans and flours, and more unusual ingredients, such as ethnic spices. The company also provides gluten free certified production services including formulation and blending of dry mixes and packaging procedures.

Currently the Raymond-Hadley customer client base includes United States and Central and South American companies. Certification by the Gluten Intolerance Group®, the reigning force behind the national standard for safe gluten levels in food products, has provided the company a valuable niche in the food manufacturing industry.

To learn more about the Raymond-Hadley Corporation
Website: http://www. raymondhadley. com

The Raymond-Hadley Corp works to provide manufacturing support to small and large volume brands. We operate discretely and do not have any of our own brands to prevent customers from feeling threatened when sharing confidential information with us. We are constantly upgrading equipment, facilities and procedures to ensure consumer and employee safety and maximize efficiency. For quotes on your existing business or to begin the development of a new idea, please contact sales(at)raymondhadley(dot)com.

To find out more about The Gluten Intolerance Group® also know as GIG®
Website: http://www. gluten. net
The Gluten Intolerance Group®, also known as GIG®, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 1974 to support persons living a gluten-free lifestyle to live healthy. The Seattle-based organization includes highly respected innovative consumer and food service programs that establish the highest standards of care. For more information please visit http://www. gluten. net or call 253-833-6655.

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Saturday, August 18, 2007

Scott+Scott, LLC’s Clients Get New Shock: Guidant Receives FDA Warning Letter

Scott+Scott, LLC’s Clients Get New Shock: Guidant Receives FDA Warning Letter

Initial Securities Fraud Action Against Guidant Corporation Filed By Firm: Shareholders Can Sign As Clients By January 3, 2006.

Colchester, Conn., (PRWEB) December 28, 2005

Scott+Scott, LLC (http://www. scott-scott. com (http://www. scott-scott. com)) initiated a securities fraud class action on November 3, 2005, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana against Guidant Corp. ("Guidant") and certain individual defendants (No. 05CV1658). Guidant securities purchasers between December 1, 2004 and November 3, 2005, inclusive (the "Class Period") are putative class members. Guidant claims to provide therapeutic medical solutions for customers, patients, and healthcare systems worldwide.

Scott + Scott, LLC has an exceptional background in securities cases involving pharmaceutical companies including being lead counsel in ImClone and Cyberonics and having significant roles in cases against Pfizer, Merck, Forrest Laboratories and more. Cases currently being litigated and/or investigated by Scott+Scott, LLC include: Bausch & Lomb, Halliburton, Jetblue, Affiliated Computer, Great Wolf, Diebold, Stone Energy, Faro Technology, Nash Finch, SeraCare Life Sciences and others.

If you purchased Guidant securities during the Class Period, you may, no later than January 3, 2006, move the Court to be appointed lead plaintiff and sign up with Scott + Scott as a client/shareholder. Signing with the Firm does not make you a proposed lead plaintiff without further consultation. If you wish to discuss this action or have questions concerning this notice or your rights as a class member, you may contact this firm for more information. Scott+Scott will provide class members with case materials; answer all questions regarding participation and assist investors with other services the firm provides. There is no cost or fee to you. Contact Scott+Scott partner Neil Rothstein directly at his cell phone at cell 619/251-0887 or at 800/332-2259, ext. 22 or partner David R. Scott 800/404-7770.

On December 27, 2005, various media outlets reported that the Food and Drug Administration had warned Guidant that it had failed to resolve all of its defects at its St. Paul, Minnesota facilities. Guidant stated Tuesday that it received the FDA’s warning letter on December 23, 2005, as reported by the Associated Press. This FDA letter comes four days after the Company said it would adjust its fourth-quarter revenue estimates to far below Wall Street expectations and the AP reported that the letter stated that the FDA will not approve the sale of certain devices from the St. Paul facility. The FDA letter termed these violations as “significant.” (See AP Article by Rick Callahan dated December 27).

The complaint alleges that Guidant and certain of its officers and directors violated provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, causing the Company's stock price to become artificially inflated. On December 15, 2004, Guidant entered into a $24.5 billion merger deal with Johnson & Johnson. According to the complaint, while the Company pointed to its defibrillator business as a key component of that deal, it concealed from investors significant unaddressed product defect and liability issues of the Company's implantable defibrillator product lines.

On June 17, 2005, the FDA issued a nationwide recall notification impacting Guidant's implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators. Within that notification, the FDA advised the public that the malfunction of Guidant's devices could lead to a serious, life-threatening event for a patient. On July 18, 2005, the FDA published a "Recall -- Firm Press Release" on its website, that then revealed the Company's knowledge of pacemaker-related defects. In the recall publication, Guidant warned physicians and patients to seek replacement of at least nine different cardiac pacemaker models and product lines.

Johnson & Johnson representatives subsequently revealed to the investment community that, as of October 18, 2005, it was seeking alternatives to the merger deal in earnest, as a direct result of the "developments" at Guidant. On November 2, 2005, Johnson & Johnson warned that it might withdraw from the merger deal due to broad product recalls and a regulatory agency investigation. Finally, on November 3, 2005, the Attorney General of the State of New York filed a complaint, alleging ``repeated and persistent fraud'' by the Company in connection with its defibrillator sales. As investors learned the truth about the allegations of fraud made by the State of New York, the Company's shares tumbled from $60.40 on November 2, 2005, to as low as $57.05 per share in heavy trading.

The plaintiff is represented by Scott+Scott, LLC, which has significant experience in prosecuting investor class actions. The firm dedicates itself to client communication and satisfaction and currently is litigating major securities, antitrust and employee retirement plan actions throughout the United States. The firm represents pension funds, charities, foundations, individuals and other entities worldwide.


Scott+Scott LLC

Neil Rothstein

(800) 332-2259 ext. 22

(619) 251-0887, cell

David R. Scott

(800) 404-7770


Friday, August 17, 2007

Fresh, Prepared-to-Order Menu Positions Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen for Big 2011

Fresh, Prepared-to-Order Menu Positions Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen for Big 2011

America’s Second Largest Quick Service Seafood Chain Relies on Best Practices, Freshness

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) November 17, 2010

Throughout its growth to 535 restaurants, Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen’s success has relied on its ability to offer its customers premium quality baked, broiled and freshly hand-battered fried fish products. Moving into 2011, the second largest quick service seafood chain in the United States will bank on much of the same.

“Our brand’s continued growth relies directly on the satisfaction of our customers, while our customer’s satisfaction relies on the fresh, wholesome, tasteful product we deliver,” said Phil Greifeld, the newly appointed CEO of the chain. “Quality is vital to our brand’s success, as our stringent controls protect both the quality and safety of our seafood.”

Greifeld said growth will be two-fold in 2011, in the form of retention and new customers along with new franchisees, and both groups will continue to be engaged with the brand.

In fact, last year Captain D’s Seafood Kitchen was named the Silver award-winning seafood chain in America, based on Restaurants & Institutions magazine’s Consumers’ Choice in Chains study. In the study, 3,000 consumers were asked to rate nearly 120 chain restaurants on eight customer satisfaction attributes: food quality, menu variety, value, service, atmosphere, cleanliness, reputation and convenience.

Captain D’s menu has also been no stranger to innovation, as it continuously promotes diversity in its selection. In addition to its signature Classic, hand-battered fish, shrimp and other seafood items, Captain D’s offers a host of grilled, baked or broiled specialties including Wild Alaskan Salmon, Tilapia, or Shrimp Skewers, with a choice of delicious sauces – ginger teriyaki; scampi or sweet chili sauce.

“In the new year, we will add more healthful, fresh products to our menu to meet the demands of our customer base,” Greifeld said. “We are the trendsetters in seafood QSR brands and will continue to be the leaders in product development, food safety and preparation. Those qualities will help us continue our growth.”

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Captain D's owns, operates and franchises some 535 restaurants in 25 states, plus military bases around the world. Captain D's offers its customers great seafood at reasonable prices in a relaxed environment. Captain D's restaurants serve a widely varied seafood menu that includes freshly prepared entrees, and the company's signature fried fish which is freshly hand-battered and prepared to order to ensure freshness. The restaurants also offer premium-quality baked or broiled fish, as well as shrimp, chicken, an expanded selection of home-style side dishes, hushpuppies, desserts and freshly brewed, southern style sweet tea, a Captain D's favorite. Please visit http://www. captainds. com.

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KathiesDailyChronicle – Launches New Series of Pages

KathiesDailyChronicle – Launches New Series of Pages

BeanBagVoice. com launches new content to include information about various topics including relationships, crime, plants and reading.

Madera, CA (PRWEB) August 29, 2010

KathiesDailyChronicle. com (http://www. kathiesdailychronicle. com) has recently launched a new series of pages that provide information on a variety of topics. One of these new pages deals with poverty and crime. From political leaders all the way down the socioeconomic spectrum, people are concerned with solving these two problems. The article examines them individually and explores the ways that they are interconnected. Although one must be careful not to jump to the conclusion that two things that happen simultaneously or in close proximity are necessarily causally related, this may well be the case with poverty and crime, which the article addresses. Another article talks about birth order and relationships. This in another area where many people are quick to jump to conclusions, based on less than scientifically obtained information. The article presents general principles that often apply to various individuals based on their birth order. Finally the site demonstrates its interest in educational topics with two articles dealing with plants. One discusses ocean plants and one deals with evergreens. The articles provide some basic information about their target types of vegetation and include several examples.

About KathiesDailyChronicle. com:

KathiesDailyChronicle. com was launched in January of 2010, and is a great source of information about health, science, and home sociology. The site also features a community section for enthusiasts of the aforementioned topics to discuss their interests with one another. In this way questions can be answered quickly and efficiently. The site is created by WebsiteBusiness. com.


Asbestos & Mesothelioma Resource Website AsbestosHelpDesk. org Celebrates Official Launch

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Resource Website AsbestosHelpDesk. org Celebrates Official Launch

Online support site AsbestosHelpDesk. org has launched as an asbestos information and Mesothelioma resource center.

New York, NY (Vocus) December 7, 2010

Today the creators of AsbestosHelpDesk. org have announced the launch of their online asbestos and Mesothelioma resource center which will provide internet users with access to information on asbestos and its many health effects. Asbestos Help Desk was created to assist victims of Mesothelioma in finding quality medical, legal and emotional support for coping with the asbestos related disease.

By clicking the site’s “Take Action” button, victims of asbestos related diseases can become forum members and share their stories and encouragement with others. Additionally, AsbestosHelpDesk. org’s “Get Help” feature will direct those diagnosed with Mesothelioma to leading, pre-screened Mesothelioma medical and legal professionals in their area. These services are offered as part of Asbestos Help Desk’s dedication to helping those affected by asbestos.

As an asbestos and Mesothelioma resource center AsbestosHelpDesk. org will feature breaking news on asbestos related diseases research, diagnostics and legislation. The online support website will also answer user posted questions regarding asbestos related topics. The creators of AsbestosHelpDesk. org encourage anyone seeking information about Mesothelioma to post questions directly to the comment section of this press release found at http://www. AsbestosHelpDesk. org/news.

Fellow anti-asbestos and Mesothelioma cancer research advocates are welcome to submit press surrounding the topics for inclusion on the asbestos and Mesothelioma resource site. In the spirit of keeping AsbestosHelpDesk. org a true online help center for those affected by asbestos, it is asked that press not be marketing related and be non-promotional of a product or service. Those interested in submitting asbestos or Mesothelioma related articles can email AsbestosHelpDesk(at)gmail(dot)com.

By going to AsbestosHelpDesk. org, visitors also will find information on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Mesothelioma cancer as well as the mineral asbestos and legal support. The online asbestos and Mesothelioma resource AsbestosHelpDesk. org is dedicated to the fight against asbestos and improving the quality of life for those affected by Mesothelioma. To have all your Mesothelioma / asbestos related questions answered log onto http://www. AsbestosHelpDesk. org today or call 877-362-5833.


QuickMedical Posts Record Sales in 2010

QuickMedical Posts Record Sales in 2010

QuickMedical continues to surpass sales goals by incorporating fundamental marketing and sales strategies. The basic sales and marketing activities that took the company to where it is today also worked during the current economic slowdown to increase company sales, brand, market share, and profit.

Issaquah, WA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 10, 2011

The foundation for success at QuickMedical can be attributed to their knowledgeable sales staff and aggressive marketing campaigns. In a time when companies are cutting back on sales staff and reducing marketing efforts, Quick Medical continues to fund aggressive marketing promotions, and that has led to another record year in sales and profit.

"In good or bad economic times, our focus at QuickMedical has been to expand our product lines, increase our marketing and co-marketing effort, build long-term customer relationships, and sell outside of our comfort zone" said Scott Hanna, CEO at QuickMedical. "When the economy began to stumble, we increased our sales and marketing efforts to our premier customers and made extra efforts to reach medical facilities, universities and government entities. We have always been proactive versus reactive to the economic environment."

QuickMedical prides itself in having a strong and knowledgeable sales force that recognizes the contribution they are making and what they can do to improve a customer's quality of life. Sales representatives spend most of their business day processing internet orders, consulting with new customers, hospital personnel, physicians, health-care executives, clinics, and focusing on increasing the visibility of QuickMedical's products, services, and purchasing opportunities. With all the new technology and advances in medical products and devices, the sales representatives have an ongoing job of educating and informing customers.

Tim Lightell, Social Media Coordinator at QuickMedical® said, “Since launching Qtube™ on the QuickMedical® website, we've uploaded hundreds of videos, both on products and suppliers. Using our in-house production capabilities and state of the art show room, Qtube™ videos provide an educational format for demonstrating the products we sell, and gives the customers a greater in-depth understanding on usage and function. Mr. Lightell concluded, “Having engaging video content of our products and services is a great value to our customer; it's also an important part of our overall increase in online visibility. Qtube™ is a valuable service and one we offer to all of our customers.”

As a national distributor of medical supplies and medical equipment since 1993, Quick Medical has been experiencing strong sales growth. By adding a number of new product lines such as ADC and Sklar, QuickMedical provides added value to their existing services while meeting ongoing customer requests for new products that increase distribution channels and reduce cost.

"Although the medical supply industry continues to remain strong with the constant and increasing need for health-care goods and services, the number of new on-line medical supply companies continues to grow. Profit margins are lower, operating costs higher, and the cost of providing top quality customer care continues to rise," said Loren Timmons, Marketing Director at Quick Medical. "QuickMedical made the decision a number of years ago that they would aggressively pursue new business opportunities, private labeling, and build a satisfied but more importantly loyal customer following". Mr. Timmons concluded, "I believe that through our past hard work, an aggressive web marketing campaign, and by adhering to fundamental sales and marketing concepts, QuickMedical will continue to grow and be profitable."

About Quick Medical and Qtube:

With great pricing, QuickMedical® has the professional medical equipment needed by health care providers. Look for diagnostic equipment, exam tables, weighing and measuring devices, and medical basics such as stethoscopes, thermometers, and sphygmomanometers. QuickMedical® also offers a wide selection of professional medical supplies; everything from patient care, to blood testing, to exam room products. Find quality and affordable disposables and medical supplies for the clinic, hospital, or home care environment. Qtube™ Production and Videos are supplied by our manufacturers or produced in house by our Production Team. Most videos are shot in our state of the art showrooms. Current displays include medical, surgical, and a pediatric exam rooms. Look for QuickMedical's® new television commercial, currently airing in the Seattle market on local ABC affiliate KOMO 4.


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mandarin Oriental, New York Announces July 4th Hudson Package and other Special Summer Offers

Mandarin Oriental, New York Announces July 4th Hudson Package and other Special Summer Offers

Mandarin Oriental, New York celebrates the upcoming summer season with an assortment of fun-filled offerings including a spectacular July 4th fireworks package, complimentary room offers for travelling families, a new Seasonal Restoration detoxifying treatment in The Spa, and a complimentary spa treatment with the purchase of a Spa Summer Series package.

New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2009

Mandarin Oriental, New York (http://www. mandarinoriental. com/newyork) celebrates the upcoming summer season with an assortment of fun-filled offerings including a spectacular July 4th fireworks package, complimentary room offers for travelling families, a new Seasonal Restoration detoxifying treatment in The Spa, and a complimentary spa treatment with the purchase of a Spa Summer Series package.

July 4th Fireworks Package (http://www. mandarinoriental. com/newyork/tempting_offers/?id=july4th)
Mandarin Oriental's Hudson River rooms offer the perfect viewing venue for this year's spectacular July 4th Hudson River fireworks show, staged to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's Hudson River exploration. Check-in for your weekend getaway in time for the 9pm show on Saturday, July 4th when fireworks will illuminate the Manhattan skyline for 26 dazzling minutes with over 40,000 colorful lights.

Priced from USD 695 nightly, the July 4th Fireworks Package is available July 3 - 6, 2009 and includes one night's accommodation in a Hudson River View Guestroom and daily American Breakfast for two in restaurant Asiate or through In Room Dining. This package has a two-night minimum stay and a seven day cancellation policy. Reservations cancelled within seven days prior to 6pm on the day of arrival will incur one night's room charge. This package is subject to availability. Reservations can be made by visiting www. mandarinoriental. com, calling +1 (212) 805 8800 or toll-free +1 (866) 801 8880 or by emailing monyc-reservations @ mohg. com.

July 4th Fireworks Spectacular Package
Hosting friends and family for July 4th? Watch the nation's largest Independence Day fireworks display from the hotel's signature Taipan Suite on the 54th floor with prime Hudson River views and a delicious All-American Barbeque for you and your guests.

Priced at USD 8,400 the July 4th Fireworks Spectacular Package is available July 4th, 2009 and includes:

One night's accommodation in the one-of-a-kind Taipan Suite
En-suite barbeque "picnic" for up to eight people
Roundtrip airport transfers for up to four people
Daily American Breakfast for up to four people

Reservations can be made by emailing monyc-reservations(at)mohg. com or calling +1 (212) 805 8800 or toll-free 1 (866) 801 8880. Pricing is exclusive of taxes and gratuities.

Reconnect in the City with a Complimentary Connecting Room
Celebrate summer at Mandarin Oriental, New York with family and friends when you book the Reconnect in the City package with a suite and complimentary connecting room.

Summer in New York City is the ideal playground for families with Central Park, Broadway Theater, and an abundance of cultural activities just steps away from the hotel. Mandarin Oriental, New York's spacious connecting room suite with spectacular views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline will be the perfect home away from home for reminiscing, reconnecting and taking in the city sites this summer with loved ones.

Rates are USD 2,000 per night for a Mandarin Executive Suite with a complimentary connecting grand Park View King Room, and USD 2,100 for a Central Park View Suite with complimentary connecting Deluxe Double Room. The Reconnect in the City Package also includes complimentary daily Continental breakfast for up to four people, and complimentary valet parking daily.

This offer is valid from June 28 - September 7, 2009. Bookings can be made for this summer offer as of May 1, 2009. Complimentary valet parking applies for one vehicle per room, per visit and is exclusive of "in and out" privileges. Connecting accommodations are not guaranteed unless specified by the hotel via email or phone call. This package is based on availability and does not include tax and service charges. For reservations call toll free at +1 (866) 801 8880 or +1 (212) 805 8800, or email monyc-reservations(at)mohg. com, or book on-line at www. mandarinoriental. com.

Summer Restoration
Health is the new wealth and summer is the ideal season to relax, rebalance and rejuvenate. With this in mind, the award-winning Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York has partnered with healthy living-focused David Kirsch Wellness Co. to create Summer Restoration, an intensive cleansing and detoxifying treatment that works to restore optimum health to the mind and body. Your Summer Restoration begins in The Spa with an aromatherapy oil application, followed by a personalized body wrap envelopment selected to best match your body's mineral needs. The wrap is designed to comfortably raise the body's temperature and induce perspiration to encourage the elimination of toxins and increase the absorption of therapeutic oils. After this 80-minute treatment, the body is ideally prepared to continue cleansing with David Kirsch Wellness Co's LemonAid 48 Hour Detox Diet, provided complimentary from May 25, 2009 - September 7, 2009. The red carpet secret of David's clients Anne Hathaway and Liv Tyler, the lemonaid is a concentrate of lemon, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Whether you are in need of a quick tune up before the a event or want to kick-start a wellness regimen, David's detox works to shed pounds and rids your body of toxins in just 48 hours.

Priced at USD 305 Monday - Wednesday and USD 320 Thursday - Sunday, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, New York's Summer Restoration experience can be reserved by calling +1 (212) 805 8880 or emailing monyc-reservations(at)mohg. com. Upon check-out after the envelopment, guests will be provided one complimentary David Kirsch Wellness Co. LemonAid 48 Hour Detox Diet kit. Appointments are subject to availability and pricing is exclusive of tax and gratuity. Prior to booking the Summer Restoration treatment, guests are encouraged to check with their physician to confirm they are in appropriate health for an intense detoxifying experience.

Summer Spa Series - buy 4 get the 5th complimentary
In celebration of Mandarin Oriental, New York's fifth anniversary, Manhattan's only Five-Star spa is delighted to offer a complimentary fifth treatment with the purchase of a four-treatment Summer Spa Series (http://www. mandarinoriental. com/newyork/spa/spa_programs/). A Spa Concierge will work with you to develop a customized series of five two-hour treatments to help you achieve better balance and wellness throughout the fun-filled summer through the use of a range of treatments, including the Mandarin Oriental Signature Spa Therapy; the results-driven Vitamin Infusion Facial, which helps treat sun-damaged skin; and the tension-releasing Lanna massage, imported from the mountains of Chiang Mai.

The Summer Spa Series can be booked by calling +1 (212) 805 8880 or emailing monyc-reservations(at)mohg. com. All five treatments must be booked at once and paid for in advance. Additional charges will be applied if schedule changes are made with 24 hours of a confirmed appointment. Appointments are subject to availability and quoted prices are exclusive of tax and gratuity.

About Mandarin Oriental, New York
A stunning fusion of modern design with stylish Oriental flair, Mandarin Oriental, New York (http://www. mandarinoriental. com/newyork/) features 248 elegant guestrooms and suites -- all with breathtaking views of Manhattan and Five-Star hospitality. Luxurious amenities include Asiate, the hotel's elegant restaurant; MObar created by noted interior designer, Tony Chi; the Lobby Lounge with dramatic views of Central Park; a 14,500-square-foot, Five-Star Mandarin Oriental Spa; and a state-of-the-art fitness center with a 75-foot lap pool. In addition, there is premium meeting and event space, including a 6,000-square-foot pillar-less ballroom with three walls of windows overlooking Central Park. Located in Columbus Circle's Time Warner Center, Mandarin Oriental, New York is in an idyllic location just steps away from world-class dining, shopping and entertainment, including the Broadway Theater District, Lincoln Center, Central Park, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Time Warner Center's collection of upscale retail shops and restaurants.

About Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group:
Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is the award-winning owner and operator of some of the world's most prestigious hotels, resorts and residences. Mandarin Oriental now operates, or has under development, 41 hotels representing over 10,000 rooms in 25 countries, with 17 hotels in Asia, 14 in The Americas and 10 in Europe and North Africa. In addition, the Group operates, or has under development, 13 Residences at Mandarin Oriental, connected to the Group's properties.

Photography of Mandarin Oriental is available to download, in high and low resolution, in the Photo Library of our Media section, at www. mandarinoriental. com.