Thursday, May 29, 2008

ISIS Papyrus Conference to Showcase Business Document Solutions that Enable 1-to-1 Marketing; Banking, Insurance, and Government Users to Present Case Studies

ISIS Papyrus Conference to Showcase Business Document Solutions that Enable 1-to-1 Marketing; Banking, Insurance, and Government Users to Present Case Studies

A division of CitiGroup and health insurance giant Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield will be among the presenters at an ISIS Papyrus users conference that will showcase how companies and government agencies are using state-of-the-art document management systems to support one-to-one marketing and customer communications.

Southlake, TX, (PRWEB) September 29, 2005

A division of CitiGroup and health insurance giant Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield will be among the presenters at an ISIS Papyrus users conference that will showcase how companies and government agencies are using state-of-the-art document management systems to support one-to-one marketing and customer communications.

The conference, Oct. 2-4, 2005, will be hosted by ISIS Papyrus at its North American headquarters in Southlake, Texas near Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport. ISIS Papyrus, www. isis-papyrus. com, is a global provider of large-scale business document solutions. More than 2,000 companies worldwide use its software.

ISIS Papyrus is the only software company in the world that offers a complete and integrated solution for both outbound and inbound business documents.

“Fulfilling the needs of our corporate customers with an integrated document lifecycle solution sets us apart,” said Annemarie Pucher, head of Global Sales and Marketing for the ISIS Papyrus Group. “By eliminating integration and maintenance costs with a fully integrated solution, corporations do projects faster and for less.”

The presentation by CitiGroup Private Bank will focus on the use of Papyrus within the context of a project for aggregating financial information from disparate systems to facilitate printed and interactive client reporting. Topics will include an overview of the project and then specifically focus on how we used Papyrus in the various different aspects of the project.

IBM Global Services at WellChoice dba Empire BlueCross BlueShield will present an interactive correspondence solution that uses Papyrus to integrate mainframe-based client call center operations with server-based generation of personalized responses to inquiries. With this user-friendly solution, the customer care departments can efficiently manage letter content and produce standardized and custom-worded documents that meet required response criteria.

This flexible correspondence solution meets all the business tracking requirements from the customer departments and is integrated with archiving and the global output management of Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

Also at the users' conference, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Revenue will show how state-of-the-art document management systems can help government serve constituents better and more efficiently. The Department of Revenue centrally manages several hundred electronic forms, each with countless revisions. Antiquated tools had made creating and changing forms difficult and time consuming. Selecting Papyrus, an integrated document design and production environment, has allowed them to dramatically decrease response times to change requests.

For more information on the ISIS Papyrus users conference and open house, visit www. isis-papyrus. com.

About ISIS Papyrus:

ISIS Papyrus provides integrated and distributed software solutions for mission-critical business document applications for more than 2000 customers worldwide. Using the Papyrus information technology infrastructure, the ISIS Papyrus integrated software enables large-scale document applications that support fundamental business processes, such as customer care, customer relationship management, bank statement applications, insurance documents, telecom bill applications, airline miles statements, customer correspondence and Web Archiving & Web Delivery. The ISIS Group was founded in Vienna in 1988 and manages today 13 subsidiaries in 9 countries and has a distribution network in 42 countries. Visit www. isis-papyrus. com.

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

83 Park Place Office Building in Clearwater Awarded LEED® Gold Certification

83 Park Place Office Building in Clearwater Awarded LEED® Gold Certification

The second office building at Offices at Park Place has earned a LEED Gold Certification from the USGBC. This recognition highlights the ongoing commitment of developer Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. and general contractor The Murray Company to bring environmentally-friendly and cost-saving office space to Pinellas County.

Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) November 5, 2010

The second office building at Offices at Park Place has earned LEED Gold Certification from the U. S. Green Building Council (USGBC). This prestigious recognition highlights the ongoing commitment of developer Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. and general contractor The Murray Companyto bring more healthy, green commercial real estate to the Tampa Bay area.

The two-story, 25,640 sq. ft. office building is located just north of Gulf to Bay (SR 60) and east of US Highway 19 North. It includes a number of green design and construction features to increase energy efficiency and environmental friendliness, including cool roof, insulated windows, efficient MEP systems, low-toxicity and recycled building materials, and maximized exterior views. The efficiencies result in a 29% reduction in energy use, a 35% reduction in potable water use, and a 75% reduction in irrigation water use as compared to the LEED baseline building.

Offices of Park Place is home to two fully leased buildings totaling 50,941 sq. ft. Hallmark’s first building in Offices at Park Place received a LEED Gold Certification in October 2008. Plans are underway for a third LEED building on the site, which will offer an additional 12,348 square feet of Clearwater office space for lease or purchase. Tenants in the complex include TUI Marine, Brown & Brown Insurance, Ultimate Staffing Services and others.

“It is an honor to be recognized again for our efforts to make Pinellas County a desirable place to live and work. We look forward to continuing our commitment to green building in 2011,” said Paul Engelhardt, Vice-President of Hallmark Development.

LEED is the USGBC’s rating system for designing and constructing the world’s most energy efficient buildings. It is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance spaces.

About Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc.
Hallmark Development of Florida, Inc. is a diversified real estate development firm founded 45 years ago. It has developed roughly 630,000 square feet of office and service-center space in Florida’s Pinellas County. It owns and operates the Airport Business Center with nearly 140 tenants across the street from the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport on 140th Avenue North in Clearwater. In addition, Hallmark manages several other commercial properties, including Roosevelt Lakes Office Park in Feather Sound and Enterprise Office Center in the Countryside area of Pinellas.

About The Murray Company
The Murray Company is a design/build general contractor specializing in office, industrial and healthcare projects throughout the United States. It builds long-lasting relationships with clients by understanding their business and solving their problems. The Murray Company has a motivated and talented team that makes the construction process enjoyable and beneficial for everyone involved.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Former U. S. Attorney General Ed Meese on Federal Judges, Politcal Agendas, Non-Voter Approved Public Bonds, Pornography, Homelessness and More: Special Cable Television Series (Internet Video Preview 6 min)

Former U. S. Attorney General Ed Meese on Federal Judges, Politcal Agendas, Non-Voter Approved Public Bonds, Pornography, Homelessness and More: Special Cable Television Series (Internet Video Preview 6 min)

Featured in a Sunday/Monday CableTV Special Series is former U. S. Attorney General Edwin Meese who describes activist judges in the U. S. Courts, big conglomerate law firms and the Reagan era. This two-part Full Disclosure Network™ series will be cablecast from 8 to 9 p. m on Sunday, December 17th and 4-5 p. m. on Monday, December 18th on L. A. Cable Channel 36 and 43 other cable systems. In addition to the Sunday Special Cable feature, the Full Disclosure Network™ is re-releasing, on the Internet, two video previews from the original interview with Ed Meese that was videotaped in May, 2005 at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2006

Featured in a Sunday/Monday Cable Television special series is former U. S. Attorney General Edwin Meese, III who describes activist judges in the U. S. Courts. The two-part Full Disclosure Network™ series will be cablecast from 8 to 9 p. m on Sunday, December 17th and 4-5 p. m. on Monday, December 18th.

Meese tells Full Disclosure™ host Leslie Dutton that lifetime appointed "Federal judges are expanding their roles by taking over state and local functions, operating state prisons, school boards and mental institutions." He noted "the Courts are not suited or qualified for this activity and it causes confusion as to who is responsible for those functions." The Full Disclosure Network™ is re-releasing, on the Internet, two video previews videotaped in May, 2005 at the Hoover Institute at Stanford University.

Watch a video preview here: Part One (6 min) URL:http://www. fulldisclosure. net/Programs/422r_part1.php (http://www. fulldisclosure. net/Programs/422r_part1.php)
U. S. Attorney's role in the War on Terrorism. Illegal immigration and the U. S. Attorney's discretionary powers. Large conglomerate law firms and their role in controlling government policy and business.

In Part Two of the interview former Attorney General Edwin Meese gives the background behind the Reagan revolution:

Watch video preview on the Reagan Revolution here: Part Two (6 min)

Http://www. fulldisclosure. net/Programs/422r_part2.php (http://www. fulldisclosure. net/Programs/422r_part2.php)

Was the Reagan the tax limitation revolution side-tracked by non-voter approved bonds? The Attorney General's 1985 Commission on Pornography, is it time for another one? Did the mental health reforms of the 1970's cause homelessness of the next three decades?

Billed as "the news behind the news" the Full Disclosure Network™ is an independent, educational, public affairs cable program featured on 43 cable systems and the worldwide Internet website http://www. fulldisclosure. net/ (http://www. fulldisclosure. net/) Hosted by Leslie Dutton, who in 2002 was presented with a public affairs Emmy Award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their series entitled "L. A.'s War Against Terrorism". Channels and airtimes can be found on the website.

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EcoNugenics® Endorses the Health Freedom Protection Act

EcoNugenics® Endorses the Health Freedom Protection Act

EcoNugenics®, formulators and distributors of advanced immune system enhancing supplements, supports H. R. 4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act. They have joined the Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship.

WASHINGTON D. C. (PRWEB) January 25, 2006

EcoNugenics®, formulators and distributors of advanced immune system enhancing supplements, today announced they are urging all members of Congress to support H. R. 4282, the Health Freedom Protection Act. They have joined the Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship.

The bill would end FDA and FTC censorship of truthful nutrient-disease treatment information while keeping in place existing federal statutory provisions against fraud. FDA currently prohibits all claims that a food or a dietary ingredient treats a disease, regardless of the scientific support for the claim. The bill ends that practice and would allow science supported treatment claims to enter the market.

"EcoNugenics® is sending Congress a clear message: America demands an alternative to dependency on costly drugs,” said Jonathan Emord, Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship Chairman. “They have joined us in this fight to allow Americans nationwide the right to receive truthful nutrient treatment information, information that can save lives, reduce pain and suffering, and extend longevity."

EcoNugenics®, www. econugenics. com, was founded in 1995 in Santa Rosa, California upon a commitment to offer premium dietary supplements and nutraceuticals based on the best of modern science™ integrated with the ancient wisdom™ of traditional and complementary therapies. EcoNugenics® is committed to five basic principles, innovation in product formulation, scientific research, ongoing clinical validation, customer education, & empowerment and superior quality control.

The Coalition to End FDA and FTC Censorship was founded in 2005 by Jonathan Emord, author of H. R. 4282, The Health Freedom Protection Act, in response to FDA censorship of nutrient-disease treatment information. The Coalition consists of 15 members of Congress, 99 dietary supplement companies, public interest groups and supplement distributors. Its mission is to see H. R. 4282 passed in Congress.

Introduced November 9, 2005, the bill is pending before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. For more information, visit http://www. StopFDACensorship. org (http://www. StopFDACensorship. org).

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

INSYSTEK® Unveils New Systems Management Console

INSYSTEK® Unveils New Systems Management Console

Leading IT management provider releases a new management console for Agentless™ systems management software.

Topeka, KS (PRWEB) August 20, 2005

INSYSTEK®, the leader in Agentless™ IT management solutions, today announced the unveiling of a new management console for their full range of IT systems management solutions.

The striking new console is Windows XP-styled offering a clean, easy-to-use, intuitive interface that places control more readily in the hands of the administrator. Careful attention was paid to aesthetics and navigability during the planning and design stages of development, resulting in the intuitive and eye-catching user console. The powerful INSYSTEK reporting engine has been fully integrated into the new console, making the ability to both retrieve remote system data and process it in a desired reporting format, a quick and easy task contained in a single, unified view of the application.

"The greatest benefit of the new console is that it allows the administrator to navigate the solution much more easily and perform critical management functions in fewer steps than previously required," explains Josh Aspinwall, Application Developer on the console project for INSYSTEK. "This ultimately enables the administrator to more efficiently manage their IT assets, improving the effectiveness of the overall application."

Specific improvements to the user console include the inclusion of a right-hand navigation menu pane, solution-based color schemas, customizable icons and new administrator settings, enhanced right-clink menus, a new system viewer, admin tool section, updated services options, group views, program wizards, history, history exports, and new monitoring data options.

Most noticeably, the new console has consolidated the control of the different solutions into an easy-viewing management panel. The Managed Devices list now contains a list of all the managed devices in the environment and all of the groups, for inventory scans, software distribution and monitoring of systems.

The new console can also be configured directly from the management panel, in the Administrative Tools section, which provides the ability to create registry scans, include or exclude extension class scans, create/edit custom activities, create/edit package servers and packages, create/edit distribution servers, create/edit system profiles, and create/edit monitoring policies for some of the more global functionality; viewing the different queues, the custom report wizard, and software compliance functions. Various configuration options are available now on the quick launch bar and main menu for simplified access.

The system viewer displays data for each of the different classes for an individual system, while the group viewer (replacing the Monitoring View) acts as a way to organize systems within the specific group. It also provides the ability to watch monitoring functions in real time, and view quick monitoring statistics for a group (including subgroups).

The latest console update encompasses the full range of INSYSTEK® solutions, to include INSYSTEK® Inventory Manager (auditing), INSYSTEK® Control Center (auditing, software distribution), and the INSYSTEK® NSMC (auditing, software distribution, performance monitoring). The complete range of management solutions provide administrators with the ability to easily perform system audits, software distributions and monitor their networked environment (servers and desktops) for real time performance and availability data.

About INSYSTEK

INSYSTEK, Inc. has established itself as a leader in Agentless™ IT management software, supplying solutions that enable system auditing/inventorying, software distribution/removal, and server performance & availability monitoring capabilities to clients in business, government, education and healthcare in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and South Africa.

More information on INSYSTEK and the full range of INSYSTEK Agentless™ IT management solutions, including free trial versions, can be found at www. insystek. com or by sending an e-mail to info @ insystek. com or calling toll free 1-877-467-9783.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Barcoding Inc. Ranked on the 2007 Inc. 5,000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 114%

Barcoding Inc. Ranked on the 2007 Inc. 5,000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 114%

Inc. today ranked Barcoding Inc. on its first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U. S. economy.

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2007

Inc. today ranked Barcoding Inc. on its first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in the country. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc. magazine's annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U. S. economy.

"The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy - the entrepreneurial part," said Inc. 5,000 Project Manager Jim Melloan. "The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of larger companies, older companies, and a wealth of companies in industries like Manufacturing and Construction that are underreported in the business media.
"I am pleased that we have been able to assemble such a team of quality individuals with the passion and confidence to move a company such as ours at this high growth manner," says Jay Steinmetz, CEO of Barcoding Inc. "Providing good service at all costs is contagious."

The 2007 Inc. 5,000, as revealed online at www. inc. com, reported median revenue of $9.4 million and median three-year growth of 140 percent. Complete information on this year's Inc. 5,000, can be found at www. inc. com/inc5000 (http://www. inc. com/inc5000). The list features a profile for each company, almost all of them written as a result of Inc. interviews with management. In addition, the list is searchable according to numerous criteria, including industry, city, state, region, and year founded.

Hottest Regions for Fastest-Growing Companies
Leading the list of the fastest-growing companies in the nation is the Midwest region with 1,046 of the fastest-growing companies, followed by the West with 884 companies. The Southeast comes in a close third, with 872 companies, followed by the Northeast with 782 companies, and the Mid-Atlantic region with 606 companies.

Hottest Industries for Fastest-Growing Businesses
The largest business category is Construction, with 561 of the fastest-growing companies in this category, followed by Manufacturing with 515 companies, IT services in third with 466 companies, Business Services with 377 companies and Advertising & Marketing with 349 companies round out the top five industries ranked on the 2007 Inc. 5,000.

Industries reporting the highest total revenue in 2006 are Construction ($27.1billion), Manufacturing ($18.6 billion), Health ($13.1 billion), Computers & Electronics ($12.7 billion), and Financial Services ($11.8 billion).

Methodology
The 2007 Inc. 5000 list measures revenue growth from 2003 through 2006. To qualify, companies had to be U. S.-based and privately held, independent - not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies - as of December 31, 2006, and have had at least $200,000 in revenue in 2003, and $2 million in 2006.

Companies can apply for next year's Inc. 500 and Inc. 5,000 by registering with IncBizNet, the new social network for private companies that will launch this fall on Inc. com.

About Barcoding Inc.
Barcoding Inc., the nationally recognized leader in automated data collection, helps businesses and government agencies streamline their operations to optimize supply chain productivity. Barcoding Inc. specializes in offering complete data collection solutions for route accounting, warehouse management, and inventory control. Committed to providing complete solutions, Barcoding's in-house staff, with years of combined experience, performs 100% of the work. Based in Baltimore, Maryland, Barcoding Inc. has sixteen regional offices throughout The United States.

Please visit www. barcoding. com for additional information or contact Jon Stroz at 1.888.860.7226 x121

About Inc. com
Inc. com, the Daily Resource for Entrepreneurs, delivers advice, tools, breaking news, and rich multi-media to help business owners and CEOs start, run, and grow their businesses more successfully. Information and advice covering virtually every business and management task, including marketing, sales, finding capital, managing people can be found at http://www. inc. com (http://www. inc. com).

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Senior Care Podcast by LivHOME Releases Episode 16 -- Nutrition for Seniors

Senior Care Podcast by LivHOME Releases Episode 16 -- Nutrition for Seniors

In conjunction with Healthy Aging Month, the new podcast episode features Mary Beth Hardy, LivHOME's Midwest Regional Director, discussing the importance of good nutrition and how caregivers can help their senior clients achieve it.

Los Angeles (PRWEB) September 9, 2009

In conjunction with Healthy Aging Month, the Senior Care Podcast by LivHOME has released Episode 16 -- Nutrition for Seniors.

In the new episode, Mary Beth Hardy, LivHOME's Midwest Regional Director, discusses the importance of good nutrition and how caregivers can help their senior clients achieve it.

Hardy, who has degrees in public health and nursing, explains how physical changes related to aging can make food less palatable. She suggests mealtime rituals and foods that can improve seniors' diets, and also shares some personal recommendations for creating tasty, nutritious meals.

"Realizing how the aging process affects the entire nutritional spectrum from taste to socialization can help seniors and caregivers build a healthier eating lifestyle," says Hardy.

The episode can be found at the podcast's homepage (www. livhome. com/podcast (http://www. livhome. com/podcast)). Listeners can subscribe via RSS feed, email or through the iTunes store. Nutrition for Seniors has a runtime of 18 minutes, 15 seconds.

About LivHOME
LivHOME is the nation's largest provider of professionally led at-home care for seniors. The company is dedicated to finding solutions that enable older adults to remain in their homes as long as possible. Based in Los Angeles, LivHOME delivers high quality at-home care throughout California as well as Arlington, Va., Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis/St. Paul, and Silver Spring, Md.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fast-Track Your Palliative Care Program: Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC) Training

Fast-Track Your Palliative Care Program: Palliative Care Leadership Center (PCLC) Training

Register now for Fall 2006 Palliative Care Leadership Center Training program -- a national initiative of The Center to Advance Palliative Care.

Skillman, NJ (PRWEB) August 4, 2006

Benefit from two days of on-site, hands-on training and a full year of follow-up mentoring by training at one of six Palliative Care Leadership CentersSM (PCLC). You and your team will learn from the experience of established palliative care programs how to finance, design, market and operate a successful program.

Interdisciplinary team approach - targeted to physicians, nurses, social workers, administrators and other healthcare professionals interested in starting palliative care programs.

A national initiative of The Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC).

Approved for 13 Hours, Category 1, Physician CME Credit. Nursing and Social Work Accreditation Pending

If you are an academic medical center, ask about our new curriculum Building Academic Palliative Care, offered at PCLCs marked with an asterisk (*) below.

Fall 2006 training sessions are held on the following dates:

Fairview Health Services - Minneapolis, MN

November 15-17

Massey Cancer Center of Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center * - Richmond, VA

September 18-19

November 13-14

Medical College of Wisconsin * - Milwaukee, WI

August 21-23

October 16-18

December 6-8

Mount Carmel Health System - Columbus, OH

September 14-15

November 16-17

Palliative Care Center of the Bluegrass - Lexington, KY

August 22-23

University of California * - San Francisco, CA

October 26 – 27

Register now for Fall 2006 at www. capc. org/pclc (http://www. capc. org/pclc). Sessions fill months in advance. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis only.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Theravive. com Expands Values Counseling and Therapy Into Michigan, Florida, and Washington State

Theravive. com Expands Values Counseling and Therapy Into Michigan, Florida, and Washington State

Theravive is pleased to announce expansion into Michigan, Florida, and Washington, with an immediate need for professional psychotherapists. Psychotherapy and Marriage Counseling addresses the needs of individuals, couples, and families from a foundation of healthy values with the goal of healing and positive change. The Theravive network aggressively promotes professional therapists on the internet. Theravive therapists are pro-marriage and family, and believe in working to save marriages for the joy of both spouses.

Vancouver, B. C. (PRWEB) May 19, 2009

Theravive. com announces new presence for psychotherapy in Michigan, Florida, and Washington

With a recent primary expansion into Michigan, Theravive has made Counseling Royal Oak (http://www. theravive. com/cities/mi/counseling-royal-oak. aspx) now available to accept clients seeking professional psychotherapy. Having individual and family therapy available in Michigan is part of the overall scope and vision of Theravive to be the largest, most trusted provider of psychologists and counselors on the internet. Beginning with Royal Oak, Troy, and Detroit, additional Michigan cities are in the pipeline to come available in the near future.

In Florida, Theravive as recently made the addition of Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, and Pompano Beach into its growing network. For clients seeking a therapist or counselor West Palm Beach (http://www. theravive. com/cities/fl/counseling-west-palm-beach. aspx), for example, professional counseling is now available to help bring resolution and healing into their lives. The unique presentation of counselors and psychologists grounded in strong moral values in unlike that of any other mental health directory on the internet.

Theravive is the only professional therapist directory that promotes strong moral values as a foundation for counseling and therapy. In short, believing in saving marriages, in restoring relationships, in individual dignity and the equal value of all people, in marriage & family, in the value of mothers and fathers in the lives of children, in forgiveness, in healing people so that they no longer need counseling (and sometimes even medication), and in safe, non-judgmental therapy.

In addition to Florida and Michigan, Theravive has also increased its presence in the Pacific Northwest. Recent additions such as Kirkland, Bellingham, Olympia, and now counseling Bellevue (http://www. theravive. com/cities/wa/counseling-bellevue. aspx) in Washington State have greatly enhanced the power and scope of their unique therapist directory. The overall vision for Washington State will include additional locations east of the Cascades, south of Olympia, and several cities along the the Kitsap Peninsula. Continued expansion throughout the state of Washington is expected during the course of the year. For individuals and families seeking therapy in the Seattle area, new choices are now available. Marriage counseling Seattle (http://www. theravive. com/cities/wa/marriage-counseling-seattle. aspx) will seek to first restore the marriage, if possible. In the case where a marriage cannot be saved, counseling then aims to restore the individual to health, and to help prevent the circumstances that led to the breakdown for future relationships.

Values Counseling seeks to empower clients by helping them discover new insights and understanding into their situation and guiding them with proper tools to move forward, achieving their goals and dreams. It is this foundation of strong values that brings a unique, transparent model of counseling to the therapist's office.

Theravive is an emerging leader in connecting individuals and families to licensed and professional therapists, counselors, and psychologists (http://www. theravive. com/cities/locations. aspx) who uphold sound values in their practice.

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

BUSINESS WIZARDS CONJURE UP MORE POTENT ANALYSIS PRODUCTS

BUSINESS WIZARDS CONJURE UP MORE POTENT ANALYSIS PRODUCTS

Calgary, Alberta, Canada September 17, 2003 - Bizwiz Consulting Group Ltd., The Wizards of Business Analysis, of Calgary, Canada, today released seven new powerful products to ease the analysis of business performance.

(PRWEB) September 19, 2003

Bizwiz added 4 new financial statement ratio analysis programs to their existing two. These easy–to-use, easy-to-understand ratio analysis products now range from their 8 ratio, RA8 – Basic, to the new 150 ratio, RA150 – Extreme. Each product provides year-by-year comparisons, explains the formulas and what they indicate and graphs the results. The higher end products contain benchmark comparisons and additional computations from the information. Dave Richardson, B. Comm. of Anduro Technologies Inc. verified the user friendliness with his statement “Very thorough and complete … the mini graphs provided easy comparisons at a glance … very cleanly laid out.”

Two do-it-yourself financial troubleshooter kits were introduced. The TS115 – Troubleshooter Package contains a set of 400 Troubleshooter Questions, a financial statement analysis program with 115 ratios, and a copy of The Financial Troubleshooter by Dr. Jae Shim, author of fifty business books. The questions and ratio analysis program refer the user to the solution page in Shim’s 216 page book. Upgrading the financial statement ratio analysis program to the RA150 – Extreme is also offered. Ed Keel, Jr., CPA’s exuded “I think the Troubleshooter questions and the answers in the Financial Troubleshooter are nothing short of genius, in that they work within the interest, abilities and time constraints of most business owners. We are a need-it-and-want-it-now society and the TS delivers business operators perfect and quick solutions.”

Also released was a set of 1,200 business analysis questions to choose from. These can be chosen individually or in packages addressed to the interviewed employee. Upgrades to SWOT analysis and recommendation reports are available. Richard Harding, MBA, Certified Change Agent of QSR Management Solutions, praises the system with his statement "The first stage in the Six Sigma or Total Quality Management processes is to find out exactly where your organization is at. These tools provide a crystal clear picture of the financial health of any company."

Bizwiz has other financial statement ratio analysis programs under development for specific users (small businesses, stock investors, and business loan officers), which they intend on releasing in the upcoming weeks. For more information visit www. bizwiz. ca/products. html (http://www. bizwiz. ca/products. html).

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Unique Pain, Headache, and Migraine Education Series Setting Sail

Unique Pain, Headache, and Migraine Education Series Setting Sail

Dr. John Claude Krusz, Helen Dearman, and Teri Robert have joined forces to form Pain Tamers(TM) At Sea to provide opportunities for chronic pain, headache, and Migraine patients to learn about their conditions and management techniques. In the setting of an ocean cruise, the goal of Pain Tamers(TM) At Sea is to provide a peaceful, relaxing setting for educational seminars combined with a short vacation.

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2006

The statistics are shocking. Nearly 50 million Americans suffer from persistent pain. Nearly 36 million are affected by Migraine disease. At least 80% of the world's population will be affected by tension-type headaches at some time in their lives. These “invisible” illnesses can be disabling and can make those afflicted by them feel isolated, alone, and powerless.

Dr. John Claude Krusz, Helen Dearman, and Teri Robert have joined forces to form Pain Tamers(TM) At Sea to provide opportunities for chronic pain, headache, and Migraine patients to learn about their conditions and management techniques. In the setting of an ocean cruise, the goal of Pain Tamers(TM) At Sea is to provide a peaceful, relaxing setting for educational seminars combined with a short vacation.

“By offering people a chance to learn in a relaxing atmosphere, away from the stresses of everyday life, we will be providing them with tools to go home and do more to take control of their pain issues, whatever they are. For the few days they’re with us, they won’t have to worry about answering their phone, taking care of their house, going to work, preparing meals, or even making the bed. They can enjoy some quality relaxation time, learn, and have special time to meet and talk with other people who fully understand their situation,” Robert said.

Dearman commented, “You don’t have to let pain stand in your way. I’ve learned how to ‘tame’ it and want to tell others they can too.”

The first Pain Tamers(TM) At Sea cruise is scheduled for October 12 through 16, 2006, departing from Galveston, Texas, aboard the Carnival “Fun Ship” Ecstasy. Each of the three days will include three hours of seminars on the treatment of chronic pain, headaches, and Migraine disease; coping skills; building support systems, and more.

Krusz, Dearman, and Robert will each conduct a one-hour seminar each day. Printed materials will accompany the lectures. Topics include:

Krusz:

Introduction to Headache and Chronic Pain. What are the Numbers? Co-morbidities for Headaches, Migraines and Chronic Pain Pain Treatments for Different Pain Syndromes

Dearman:

Pain 101 Medications and Definitions Goal Setting & Monitoring

Robert:

Headaches and Migraine Disease 101 Management and Treatment of Headaches and Migraines Empowerment, Disease Awareness

This Pain Tamers(TM) At Sea event is limited to the first 100 people to register to ensure the best experience for all participants. Early registration is suggested. Detailed information is available at the Pain Tamers(TM) At Sea Web site, www. PainTamersAtSea. com. Reservations may be made through Dianne at Academy Travel by calling 805-781-2630.

About Dr. John Claude Krusz

JOHN CLAUDE KRUSZ, MD, PhD is a prominently recognized expert in the fields of headache and Migraine treatment and pain treatment. In addition to being an outstanding clinician, he is also a researcher and author. Dr. Krusz practices at the Anodyne Headache and PainCare center in Dallas. He also offers his expertise and talents to assist with the “Ask the Clinician” column on About. com’s Headaches and Migraine site.

About Helen Dearman

HELEN DEAERMAN knows what chronic pain feels like...she has been battling chronic pain for 27 years. Her fight against pain began in 1975 when she fell four stories from a ski lift. She broke her lumbar spine in three places; however, her spinal injury was NOT discovered or treated for 17 years. However, she did not let her pain keep her from doing the activities that she loved to do...and you don't have to let pain stand in your way either! Helen is the founder of the National Chronic Pain Society (http://www. ncps-cpr. org (http://www. ncps-cpr. org)), an advocacy group that helps people to deal with chronic pain. She also hosts a weekly international Internet radio show PainTamers(TM) on www. VoiceAmerica. com.

About Teri Robert

TERI ROBERT is a health writer and patient advocate. In 2004, she received the National Headache Foundation’s (http://www. headaches. org (http://www. headaches. org)) “Patient Partner Award.” The About. com “Guide” for Headaches and Migraine (http://headaches. about. com (http://headaches. about. com)), she also serves as the support advisor for MAGNUM, the National Migraine Association (http://www. migraines. org (http://www. migraines. org)), and serves on the education committee for O. U.C. H., the Organization for Understanding Cluster Headaches (http://www. ouch-us. org (http://www. ouch-us. org)). She is also the author of “Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Tell You… That You Need To Know,” published by HarperCollins.

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Friday, May 16, 2008

Contour Design’s RollerMouse Station™ Wins Call Center Magazine Award

Contour Design’s RollerMouse Station™ Wins Call Center Magazine Award

The RollerMouse™ Station is hailed by Call Center Magazine as a product that will foster innovation and prosperity for call centers. Recent call center studies show that the RollerMouse™ provides a 70% decrease in wrist pain, a 78% decrease in shoulder pain and a 5% increase in productivity.

(PRWEB) February 13, 2003

Windham, NH – February 6, 2003 - Contour Design is proud to announce that its RollerMouse Station™ was awarded a high honor in Call Center Magazine’s “Best Products of the Year” issue that hit shelves this month. The contest included products reviewed by the magazine editors in 2002 and the ergonomically correct RollerMouse™ Station was given the honorable mention award as well as a nod from one of the editors – who now uses the product daily. Managing Editor of Call Center Magazine, Jennifer O’Herron, states, “We liked it so much that one of our editors uses the RollerMouse™ as a permanent part of her workstation.”

Benefits of the RollerMouse™ Station, as listed among the magazine’s editors, were the noticeable increase in speed in typing-intensive work and also that the Station took up less space on their desks. Naturally, the ergonomic benefits were also lauded as a great gain for people who use a computer frequently.

Because Contour Design concentrates on alternative computer input devices to benefit computer-intensive tasks, its long-time specialty is creating products to promote worker productivity while also increasing the worker’s comfort. The RollerMouse™ Station is a revolutionary roller bar mouse that keeps the user's hands within the optimal work zone. The RollerMouse™ places cursor control beneath the space bar so the fingers or thumbs from either hand can be used to slide, roll, and click the revolving shaft. Studies done in pharmaceutical and communications call centers reveal that the RollerMouse™ Station provides a 70% decrease in wrist pain, a 78% decrease in shoulder pain and a 5% increase in productivity.

About Contour Design:

Contour Design, Inc. specializes in the development, research and design of top quality alternative computer input devices. Contour Design’s devices can significantly reduce muscular discomfort while maximizing productivity. This is due to our meticulous attention to understanding the causes of pain associated with computer input devices. During the development stage, we rigorously refine our prototypes with extensive testing and continuous user feedback. We really go the extra mile – improving and reworking – not stopping until the product is perfected. Contour Design is concerned for the health and well being of our customers and it shows in the ergonomic integrity of our products.

Company Contact: Press Contact: 

Contour Design  MRB Public Relations 

Ms. Kim Adams Ms. Wendy Behn

603-893-4556 x226 732-758-1100 x101

Kim@contourdesign. com wbehn@mrp-pr. com

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Woodland Hills Psychologist and Author Recognized By Stevie Awards

Woodland Hills Psychologist and Author Recognized By Stevie Awards

Kathleene Derrig-Palumbo, Ph. D. recognized as Stevie Awards Best Entrepreneur Finalist.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 22, 2005

Kathleene Derrig-Palumbo, Ph. D was recognized as a Stevie Awards finalist in the Best Entrepreneur Services Business category. The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs is an international awards competition recognizing the accomplishments of women executives and business owners. The awards are produced by the creators of the prestigious American Business Awards and hailed as “the business world’s own Oscars” by the New York Post (April 27, 2005). The Stevie Awards for Women Entrepreneurs are governed by a board of Distinguished Judges & Advisors. More than 470 nominations were submitted for consideration in the overall process.

As CEO and Chairwoman of MyTherapyNet. com, Dr. Kathleene Derrig-Palumbo is a leading figure in the world of online mental health services. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and clinical supervisor, and maintains a private practice in Woodland Hills, California. Dr. Derrig-Palumbo is a graduate of the University of Southern California and an adjunct professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at National University.

Dr. Derrig-Palumbo is a consultant for the Dr. Phil Show, as well as host of her own talk show -- Chat with Dr. Kat, a public access cable show, which brings a myriad of vital topics to the San Fernando Valley communities including mental health and wellness. She is an international lecturer whose experiences and expertise has been sought throughout the United States and as far away as Japan. She lectures for high-profile organizations, including the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and to psychotherapists and the public on a wide range of subjects.

Dr. Derrig-Palumbo is also a published author of a W. W. Norton’s 2005-published professional book, Online Therapy: A Therapist’s Guide to Expanding Your Practice. Regarded as a “must read and pioneering book” by renowned and revered psychologist and eminent teacher of psychotherapists, Dr. Albert Ellis, Derrig-Palumbo will be signing her book January 14, 2006 at Barnes and Noble in Calabasas, California.

She has successfully developed and implemented a new market and solutions to mental wellness, as well as paving the way for other therapists to expand their business to position themselves to help more people in need of their services. She firmly believes in the process of helping others for the common good. Dr. Derrig - Palumbo, recognized, yet again as an innovative business woman who has successfully impacted her business and community through introducing change in the mental health industry. She states “I am pleased, as well as humbled to be recognized by the Stevie Awards panel of prestigious judges.”

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Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Makasutu and The Ballabu Conservation Project

Makasutu and The Ballabu Conservation Project

Makasutu and The Ballabu Conservation Project. Commitment to eco tourism continues with support of The Eden Project.

(PRWEB) March 24, 2007

Shortly after winning The British Guild of Travel Writers' Overseas Tourism Award in 2004, Makasutu, as featured exclusively in The Gambia Experience brochure, continues its commitment to Responsible and Eco Tourism through the Ballabu Conservation Project.

The concept of the Ballabu Conservation Project is to create an 85sq kilometre conservation area, incorporating 14 Gambian villages. Each village will have a community forest park established, as well as some form of industry such as eco lodges, recycling plants, skill training centres, agriculture or live stock. The forest parks will also deliberately link up to create a wildlife corridor to allow the safe passage of animals through the villages.

The aim of the project is to alleviate poverty for the local people by making each village self-sustaining. These projects will be 100 percent community owned with the profits going into community development projects in the form of water resources, education, healthcare and renewable energy. Still at an early stage, the focus is currently on funding, but it is hoped that community tours through the area will be offered from November 07 to highlight the plight of rural Gambia to visitors to the country.

The two UK founders of Makasutu, Lawrence Williams and James English, are the brains behind the project and are strengthening support and partnerships for the scheme both in The Gambia and overseas. The Eden Project is an educational charity in Cornwall and is home to the world's largest rainforest in captivity. Recently Don Murray, curator of the Rainforest Biome, visited Makasutu and attended the inaugural meeting of the Ballabu Conservation Area.

Don Murray said:

"Visiting the surrounding villages and seeing for myself the support Makasutu has from the village Elders and District Chief has been fantastic. It really brings home that the 21st century demands the very best from us all as we try and tackle climate change, drought, poverty and many other issues. There is nothing more positive than seeing the Ballabu initiative coming together and visualising the positive effects it could have on the villages -- it gives me real hope."

Through the Eden Project's relationships with similar projects from around the world it will offer guidance to the Ballabu Conservation Project specifically on areas to do with conservation, reforestation, social enterprise and will also highlight the work of Ballabu through an exciting exhibit within the Rainforest Biome.

The Mandina Lodges at Makasutu (Makasutu meaning holy forest) are themselves situated on a private 1,000-acre reserve located on a small bolong / tributary off the River Gambia, which Lawrence and James have protected and developed since 1992. Holidaymakers visiting Makasutu can choose to stay in one of their three Jungle Lodges (third jungle lodge very recently completed), four Floating Lodges or one Stilted Lodge. The lodges and river are featured on the front cover of the current (June 2006) edition of the Bradt guide to The Gambia.

A 4-night holiday at the Mandina Lodges starts from £599 per person and 7 nights from £884 per person, valid for certain April departures.

This price is based on two sharing half board accommodation in a Floating Lodge and includes return flights from Gatwick, transfers, airport taxes and a £5 per person Tourist Development Levy. For more information please call The Gambia Experience on 0845 330 2087 or visit www. gambia. co. uk/travel (http://www. gambia. co. uk/travel )

Press Information: For more information or images please call Jenny on 01489 866 963 or email.

The Gambia Experience is owned by Serenity Holidays Limited and is a fully bonded operator under ATOL 2548 and a member of ABTA, IATA and AITO.

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Land O'Lakes, Colleges and Universities: Creating a Better Quality of Life in Africa

Land O'Lakes, Colleges and Universities: Creating a Better Quality of Life in Africa

A new program introduced by Land O'Lakes, Inc., will allow colleges and universities to help create a better quality of life through the donation of a dairy cow to families in Africa. The "Cows for Africa" program will run through the 2009-2010 school year, with cows being donated in spring of 2010.

Arden Hills, MN (Vocus) September 24, 2009

A new program introduced by Land O'Lakes, Inc., will allow colleges and universities to help create a better quality of life through the donation of a dairy cow to families in Africa. The "Cows for Africa" program will run through the 2009-2010 school year, with cows being donated in spring of 2010.

Land O'Lakes Dairy Solutions will provide a donation toward the purchase of a cow on behalf of each participating college for every pound of foodservice item purchased. Each cow will provide enough sustainable income for a family to send their children to school, get healthcare, and meet their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter.

"We are very excited about the potential of 'Cows for Africa' to positively affect the lives of people in need, and are thrilled to leverage the great work of our International Development Division in making the program happen," said John Ellenberger, Land O'Lakes Foodservice marketing director. "In fact, the Foodservice team has already raised enough money through employee donations to buy a cow for a family in the central region of Malawi."

The donations will be made to Prosperity Worldwide (http://www. prosperityworldwide. org/), a nonprofit organization that utilizes donor contributions to carry out activities that deliver financial resources and tools to enhance Land O'Lakes International Development (http://www. idd. landolakes. com/) initiatives in developing countries. Prosperity Worldwide is an independent, privately-funded vehicle through which the general public can contribute to the goal of international development.

Land O'Lakes International Development implements successful and sustainable projects, creates profitable businesses and drives economic growth worldwide, assisted by funding primarily from the U. S. Agency for International Development and U. S. Department of Agriculture.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. (www. landolakesinc. com) is a national, farmer-owned food and agricultural cooperative with annual sales of approximately $12 billion. Land O'Lakes is a Fortune 250 company which does business in all 50 states and more than 50 countries. It is a leading marketer of a full line of dairy-based consumer, foodservice and food ingredient products across the United States; serves its international customers with a variety of food and animal feed ingredients; and provides farmers and ranchers with an extensive line of agricultural supplies (feed, seed, and crop protection products) and services. Land O'Lakes also provides agricultural assistance and technical training in more than 25 developing nations.

FAQ

Q: Where do the cows come from?
A: The cows are primarily imported from South Africa or Zambia.

Q: How much milk does one cow produce per day?
A: The cows typically produce an average of 14 liters per day, which is a great improvement over local breeds of cows (4 liters/day). This differs from the U. S. where the average cow produces approximately 23.2 liters a day due to nutrition, climate, breed and genetic differences.

Q: What training does the family receive before getting their cow?
A: The family undergoes extensive training for six to eight months before receiving their cow. They learn all aspects of caring for the animal (cow health and nutrition, proper milking and milk handling techniques, etc.). The family must also build a shelter for their cow and be able to feed it prior to receiving their animal.

Q: Why go abroad? There are people in need in the U. S.
A: Land O'Lakes helps families in the U. S. and around the world through its International Development Division (www. idd. landolakes. com) and the Land O'Lakes Foundation (www. foundation. landolakes. com).

Contact:
Jeanne Forbis
651-481-2071

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Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Employee Wellness Network Launches During National Workplace Wellness Week

The Employee Wellness Network Launches During National Workplace Wellness Week

As health care reform jumpstarts employers' commitment to wellness, the Employee Wellness Network is poised to serve the needs of the fast-growing wellness industry. The new social networking site for employee health and wellness professionals launched during National Workplace Wellness Week, April 5 - April 11.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 7, 2010

The Employee Wellness Network, a social networking site that serves as the crossroads for professionals responsible for workplace health and wellness programs, officially launched on April 5, 2010, the first day of National Workplace Wellness Week. The site's web address is http://www. employeewellnessnetwork. com (http://www. employeewellnessnetwork. com).

This new online community, which occasionally goes by the acronym tEWN, shares many of the features of popular social networking communities — such as friend connections, online discussions, event listings, messaging, and special interest groups — but also includes features specific to employee wellness professionals. There is a “bookstore” section, powered by Amazon. com, that includes books specifically relevant to employee wellness, and a Job section in which users can find opportunities to advance their careers. Membership in the network is completely free of charge.

In recent years, interest in employee wellness has skyrocketed. “Under the pressure of spiraling health care costs and a need to leave no stone unturned in trying to gain a competitive edge, employers learned that employee health and wellness is good business,” said Bob Merberg, founder of the Employee Wellness Network. In order to advance the wellness industry, professionals need ways to easily and economically learn from each other, share ideas, exchange resources, and build community.

“Years ago,” Merberg noted, “professional organizations filled this need, especially at their annual conferences.” Now, he added, it’s harder for some to attend conferences, because they increasingly represent smaller businesses with limited travel budgets, they’re too busy and can’t afford the time out of the office, or developments in the field and in their work move so fast that annual conferences don’t provide sufficiently frequent contact. Generally, Merberg said, the business world is looking for instant access to resources and instant results, and tEWN can facilitate both.

Merberg emphasizes that in this new day, wellness is not limited to exercise, nutrition, and weight management programs. “Employers are finally starting to see that it’s total well-being that counts,” he said. “And that includes employee happiness, work life balance, employee engagement, workplace environments and, perhaps most important, organizational cultures that foster health and wellness.”

In 2008, as a critical symbol to the nation, Congress passed a resolution recognizing the first full week of April as National Workplace Wellness Week. “It’s an honor to launch the Employee Wellness Network during National Workplace Wellness Week, which, in 2010, is April 5 -11,” said Merberg. Employee wellness received another boost from the recent Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, which includes numerous resources, tax credits, and grants for employers — especially small businesses — seeking to implement a wellness program for their employees.

“On the heels of health care reform, we’ll undoubtedly see a redoubling of employee wellness efforts and a rapid increase in the number of professionals who either are dedicated to the field or have wellness-related responsibilities added to their existing duties, especially in Human Resources and Benefits,” said Merberg, who also runs an award-winning program for a Fortune 500 company. “These people are going to need to get up-to-speed quickly, and the Employee Wellness Network is the perfect solution for them.”

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Friday, May 9, 2008

$50,000 PhizzPop Design Challenge: Agencies Called to Design New Website for Boys & Girls Club of America

$50,000 PhizzPop Design Challenge: Agencies Called to Design New Website for Boys & Girls Club of America

Winning agency will also receive trip for two to 14th Annual Webby Awards in NYC; Deadline for entries is February 19, 2010 www. phizzpop. com

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 11, 2010

Microsoft Corp. and The Webby Awards today kicked off the Microsoft PhizzPop Boys & Girls Clubs of America Design Challenge, giving interactive design agencies of all sizes a chance to showcase their ingenuity and expertise to help Boys & Girls Clubs of America redesign its Website for the new decade.

Microsoft and The Webby Awards selected Boys & Girls Clubs of America as the contest's beneficiary because they believe a more powerful Website combining the latest Microsoft tools and technologies with the latest design trends will help the 104-year old organization better communicate its mission of helping all youth reach their full potential.

Three finalist teams will win travel and hotel accommodations to MIX10, Microsoft's annual conference for web designers and developers, in Las Vegas (March 15-17). At MIX, finalists will pitch their concepts live before a panel of judges from Microsoft, Boys & Girls Club of America and the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, which judges the Webby Awards.

The winning agency will receive $50,000 towards delivery of their design strategy and plan to Boys & Girls Clubs America, as well as a trip for two to the 14th Annual Webby Awards on June 14, 2010 in New York City, including travel and hotel accommodation. The winning design will be announced during MIX10 and showcased on www. phizzpop. com.

To enter the PhizzPop Design Challenge, go to www. phizzpop. com for guidelines and official rules. Deadline for entries is February 19, 2010.

Participants in the PhizzPop Design Challenge will use the Microsoft Web Platform and Microsoft software tools to develop a proposal for the new Website design for Boys & Girls Clubs of America that could help them better engage donors, parents, volunteers and the media.

Entries will be evaluated based on five criteria: content and communication plan, structure and navigation, visual design, integration of Microsoft technology, and scope of interactivity. High marks will be given to entries that propose a more visually appealing and interactive site reflecting contemporary design trends, and that incorporate the web's best practices in areas such as social media and video.

"For 10 years, we've had the privilege of working closely with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America to witness the incredible work they do in transforming the lives of children," said Jon Roskill, corporate vice president of Microsoft's U. S. Business and Marketing Organization and King County Boys & Girls Club board member. "As more tech-savvy kids connect through the Web, it's critical the Clubs bolster their online presence to engage and inform people of their critical services. The PhizzPop Challenge is one step toward achieving this goal, bringing together the best design talent and the very latest Web technologies from Microsoft to help the Clubs continue supporting millions of kids across the country."

"The Webby Awards are thrilled to join forces with Microsoft in challenging agencies to push the envelope in developing new and engaging interactive experiences," said David-Michel Davies, executive director of The Webby Awards. "Our goal is to not only support the vital work of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, but to also identify new best practices that can enhance the online efforts of all organizations."

"We are grateful for the opportunity to benefit from some of the brightest and most innovative design talent, especially as it relates to the Web and interactive media," said Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO Roxanne Spillett. "In an increasingly competitive marketplace, nonprofits must meet donors and the general public where they live and the Web cuts across all socio-economic dynamics."

About Microsoft:
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About MIX10:
MIX10 is a three-day conference for designers and developers who build innovative consumer Web sites, held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay on March 15-17, 2010. Attendees are coders, strategists, information architects, visual designers, user experience professionals and digital marketers. They represent top Web sites, Web start-ups, interactive agencies and other organizations that do business on the Web. To learn more or register, visit http://live. visitmix. com (http://live. visitmix. com).

About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile web sites. Established in 1996, the 13th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Microsoft Silverlight; The Creative Group; .ORG; YouTube; Getty Images; Wieden + Kennedy; The Barbarian Group; The New York Times Company; Behance; Limelight Networks; IDG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced. Net; KobeMail and Museum of the Moving Image.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America:
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (www. bgca. org) has helped kids BE GREAT providing hope and opportunity for those who need it most. Today, some 4,300 Clubs serve some 4.5 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Boys & Girls Clubs can be found throughout the country and on U. S. military bases worldwide, providing young people 6-18 years old with guidance-oriented character development programs conducted by trained, professional staff. Clubs positively impact lives and help young people reach their full potential as productive, caring citizens. Key programs emphasize leadership development; education and career exploration; community service; technology training; financial literacy; health and life skills; the arts; sports, fitness and recreation; and family outreach. In a recent Harris Survey of Club alumni, 57 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta.

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Crying Infant Keeping You Up All Night? Free BabySleep System™ Sample MP3 Download Offers Immediate Relief

Crying Infant Keeping You Up All Night? Free BabySleep System™ Sample MP3 Download Offers Immediate Relief

Sounds in Silence Announces Streaming Excerpt of Womb Effect™ -- Full, Hour-long MP3 Downloadable at the CD Price (and Bypass the Shipping)

CARLSBAD, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2004

Book a vacation. Buy a car. Research the origin of the word “barbecue.” Finally learn the lyrics to REM’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It.” Almost anything imaginable is available on the Internet, including the one thing parents want most for their new baby -- sleep.

Sounds in Silence, creators of the BabySleep System™ CD (www. babysleepsystem. com), today announced that it is offering for download two versions of its breakthrough sleep solution – a free, five-minute MP3 sample track and the full 60-minute product – bringing immediate relief to sleep-deprived parents and infants anywhere, at any time.

The outgrowth of research on newborn sleep disorders, the BabySleep System enables parents to help their infants fall asleep fast, stay asleep longer and eliminate problems that result from daily sleep interruptions and episodes of crying through the night. A new free, abbreviated five-minute product sample is available for download in the MP3 format at www. babysleepsystem. com; the full 60-minute product is likewise now available for instant download in MP3 for $24.95.

The BabySleep System incorporates a new technology that uses actual sound recordings from the womb, processed to closely emulate what babies experience while in utero. This sleep aid is then layered with a unique ambient audio soundtrack composed and produced by a team of music industry experts, to promote overall relaxation to both the baby and the parent or caregiver.

“If parents discover our solution while surfing for answers to their baby’s colic at 2 a. m., they don’t want to have to wait for the CD to arrive in the mail,” said Jay Oliver, president and co-founder, Sounds in Silence. “Parents need immediate help – and now they have it.

Within minutes parents can download the BabySleep system onto their own PC and help their babies fall asleep right there on the spot. Who would have thought that while desperately prancing around the house with a crying baby, the answer may be sitting right there at the computer? Then mom and dad can get some sleep, too.

“Today’s parents go online for rocking chairs, cribs, lullabies, stuffed animals and advice – looking for anything that might lull their babies to sleep. The Internet has become the one resource through which people expect to find just about anything they need. It just makes sense for us to offer a download. So far, it’s been an extremely popular option – especially for our international customers.”

Breakthrough Sleep Technology

In developing the BabySleep System, the Sounds in Silence team spent several years researching baby sleep disorders, perfecting a critical component called “The Womb Effect”™. This solution to baby sleeplessness “re-creates” the sound environment of the womb in order to provide a sense of safety and comfort to a newborn who may be fussy, crying or colicky.

The BabySleep System download features a delicately balanced mixture of a motherÂ’s resting heartbeat, intrauterine womb sounds (blood and fluid movement), motherÂ’s singing voice, motherÂ’s breathing, and a carefully constructed low frequency music soundtrack. The entire mix of these sounds is then digitally processed using the proprietary BabySleep System algorithm to simulate how it all sounds underwater.

It is no secret that music has the power to awaken minds, soothe the soul, refresh the spirit and generate strong emotional reactions. When extrapolated to the newborn, creating a low-frequency environment with the same vibrational characteristics as the womb proves to be calming and enjoyable for a baby.

Music in general seems to have a positive effect on promoting relaxation in infants. A study examining the effect of playing music to 20 normal-term infants showed that soothing music may be a feasible intervention to help newborns demonstrate fewer high arousal states. It was found that when the babies were exposed to soothing music their levels of excitability decreased and they appeared notably calmer than without the music playing.

ABOUT SOUNDS IN SILENCE

Founded in 2001 by professional musicians and world-class audio engineers, Sounds in Silence, Inc. (www. babysleepsystem. com) has assembled a team of pediatricians, researchers and specialists focused on providing comfort, relaxation and healthier sleep patterns for newborns and infants. The BabySleep System™ CD, Sounds in Silence’s flagship product, is built around a breakthrough technology called The Womb Effect™ -- an audio simulation of the womb sound environment, combined with a proprietary music track. The company is based in Carlsbad, Calif.

Freeroll Weekends - 4kingpoker Adds $50 Poker Heaven Freeroll next weekend to $50 Freeroll at Royal Vegas

Freeroll Weekends - 4kingpoker Adds $50 Poker Heaven Freeroll next weekend to $50 Freeroll at Royal Vegas

4kingpoker adds another freeroll to it's private tournament weekends for forum members with a $50 freeroll at Poker Heaven on Sunday April 2nd in addition to the $50 freeroll at Royal Vegas Poker on Saturday 25th March.

(PRWEB) March 18, 2006

4kingpoker has freeroll for two weekends in a row - this weekend with a $50 freeroll at Royal Vegas Poker on Saturday 25th March at 2pm ET / 7pm GMT and next weekend a $50 freeroll at Poker Heaven on the Sunday 2nd April at 3pm ET / 8pm GMT.

Poker Heaven is one of the fastest growing poker rooms, boasting superior software with inferior players. With regular promotions, good bonus & chance to star on TV it has beome a great all round site.

"The $50 freeroll on Sunday April 2nd is a perfect way for our forum members to try out and play at this great poker site - Poker Heaven has great potential for our members and is one of the loosest sites on the net" commented webmaster Scrawnybob.

But first on Saturday 2pm EST (25th MAR) is a $50 freeroll which can be played through either Royal Vegas Poker or PokerTIme. Both are loose sites with great free $10 on sign-up and a healthy 100% bonus between $500 & $1000.

The tour will be returning to favourite sites on a regular basis with more dates throughout the season. Prefering to keep variety the tour will be run on an ad-hoc basis returning to popular poker rooms for additional dates.

Because freerolls offer real money prizes for no outlay they have proven to be a popular entry for new online poker players. Giving a much better experience of real money poker and no limit texas holdem, players have a real incentive to play their best - something that play money just can't match.

The 4kingpoker Tour is a great opportunity for poker players to challenge their friends, beat their mates and for the winners - have top bragging rights on the 4kingpoker forum. Players will be able to see their names up on the leaderboard after each event and a bit of friendly rivalry is expected over who will finish the overall 4kingpoker Tour champion. 

Webmaster Scrawnybob added "Private tournaments are the perfect way for players to try new poker sites and to build a vibrant online poker community. There are so many souless banner farms that aren't interested in giving something to the players. And we are pleased to announce a double tournament weekend as the forum goes from strength to strength"

As well as launching it's private tournaments for members, 4kingpoker has a growing forum and features original content - poker tips & articles written in a no-nonsense style, down to earth poker room reviews & regular competitions to win poker related prizes.

Good Luck at the tables.

Http://www.4kingpoker. com (http://www.4kingpoker. com)... don't get bitter - get better.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

E-MDs Releases Solution Series 6.0

E-MDs Releases Solution Series 6.0

Latest software release introduces a revolutionary new template technology designed to further expedite documentation at the point of care.

Cedar Park, TX (PRWEB) December 23, 2005

e-MDs announced today the general release of e-MDs Solution Series 6.0, the company's integrated electronic medical record and billing software solution for medical practices. This highly anticipated release includes a multitude of new and exciting features based on the feedback of thousands of e-MDs users.

With version 6.0, e-MDs unveils its new template technology, designed to further revolutionize utilization of EMR systems at the point of care. The dynamic nature of this new technology allows physicians to branch into the appropriate documentation template as the visit progresses and better follow the flow of the patient. "To date, many template based EMR systems have been linear in nature, making it difficult to document multiple patient problems as well as extensive patient histories." said Joel Andersen, e-MDs Vice President of Marketing and Business Development. "This innovative technology will provide one of the most flexible and efficient environments for physicians to create comprehensive notes, while still capturing structured patient data."

Solution Series 6.0 also includes a first of its kind "Practice Desktop". Similar to the look and feel of Microsoft® Windows® XP, the e-MDs desktop allows each user within a practice to establish their own working environment and provides quick access to the various integrated e-MDs modules. "With version 6.0 we have taken the integration of billing and clinical data to another level." stated Patrick Hall, Executive Vice President of e-MDs.

Another notable enhancement in Solution Series 6.0 includes complete support for the Continuity of Care Record (CCR), enabling e-MDs customers to exchange patient health records with physicians running disparate EMR systems in their community. Furthermore, e-MDs has worked with several Medicare® QIOs around the country to produce DOQ-IT compliance modules, allowing physicians to participate in Medicare pay for performance initiatives.

About e-MDs

Delivering integrated clinical and practice management information systems, e-MDs offers the comprehensive solutions providers need to create an environment for optimum patient care. Designed by physicians and medical office personnel, the company's solutions cover the entire spectrum of medical office management. The company is focused on providing clinical tools medical practices need to offer the highest quality patient care combined with the practice management and billing features they require to ensure maximum reimbursement and income. e-MDs has enjoyed one of the most rapid growths in the industry, with thousands of medical offices nationwide currently utilizing their products. More information on e-MDs can be found at www. e-MDs. com or by calling 888-344-9836.

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Since Democracy in IRAQ, California Company Opens Fitness Centers in Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Pakistan

Since Democracy in IRAQ, California Company Opens Fitness Centers in Libya, Syria, Lebanon and Pakistan

California Company profits in the Middle East since the IRAQ elections.

(PRWEB) June 1, 2005

“Professional Fitness centers are opening up in the Middle East like nothing I’ve ever seen before" says Steve Paterson, President of Used Gym Equipment. com in Gardena California.

“Our customers are Businessmen, and tell us they are not political. They say their people have more expendable money these days and the demand for American Health Clubs is strong;” explains Adam Stewart, sales representative at UsedGymEquipment. com.

“The buyer for Libya actually lives in West Germany but is the investor in a hotel fitness project in Libya where he was born and raised;” informs Adam Stewart.

“The buyers from Lebanon have five Gyms in the business plan to open in the next 24 months. They are excited about the interest in American style Health Clubs;” repeats Mr. Stewart.

“Our Pakistan client told us he is opening his new fitness center in what he called the ‘Hollywood’ of Pakistan;” describes Steve Paterson

“Syria can’t accept direct shipments from the USA. So we have to ship the order to the port of Dubai. Then it will be delivered into Syria;” educates Steve Paterson.

From:

Used Gym Equipment

400 West 157th street

Gardena, Ca. 90248

Contact: Steve Paterson:

Cell phone: 714-308-5784 

Email: FitnessEq@cox. net

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Friday, May 2, 2008

Gas prices are sizzling, but home-based entrepreneur isnÂ’t sweating

Gas prices are sizzling, but home-based entrepreneur isnÂ’t sweating.

Prices at the pump have been growing higher and higher, with the national average hovering at $1.74 per gallon according to the AAA. “The federal government has warned that gasoline prices could increase by an additional 30 cents to 40 cents a gallon this summer because of new formulation requirements,” said Rayola Dougher, senior policy analyst with the American Petroleum Institute. But, home-based entrepreneur, Cheryl Allin, owner of VirtuAllin Administrative Services isn’t worried at all.

(PRWEB) March 26, 2004

Prices at the pump have been growing higher and higher, with the national average hovering at $1.74 per gallon according to the AAA.

“The federal government has warned that gasoline prices could increase by an additional 30 cents to 40 cents a gallon this summer because of new formulation requirements,” said Rayola Dougher, senior policy analyst with the American Petroleum Institute.

But, home-based entrepreneur, Cheryl Allin, owner of VirtuAllin Administrative Services isn’t worried at all. With today’s economy, it makes more and more sense to skip the commute and run a home-based business. Ms. Allin states, “I used to drive at least an hour a day, but now my commute consists of walking from my bed to the coffee maker.” Cheryl is one of millions of entrepreneurs who has taken the plunge and started a home-based business. Experts feel the huge growth of the SOHO (Small Office, Home Office) phenomenon in recent years is a result of the poor economy, lack of traditional jobs and parents who want to be home for the children while still earning an income.

Thanks to advances in technology and the internet, it’s easier than ever for anyone to start a home-based business. Ms. Allin has been a Virtual Assistant (VA) for over three years. She says, “I had just given birth to my third child and was contemplating returning to my job at a dotcom. I realized I just had no desire to return, I wanted to stay home with my children.” So what Ms. Allin did was jump onto the net and start researching her options. She found the Virtual Assistant industry, started www. virtuallin. com and never looked back. “It’s just been so wonderful. I come from an extensive background in executive assistance and I also had some background in real estate. Now, I serve the real estate industry exclusively as a PREVA (Professional Real Estate Virtual Assistant) providing website design, search engine optimization, desktop publishing, technical support and more! I work with clients all over the country,” says Allin.

Ms. Allin is not alone. The Virtual Assistant industry accounts for nearly 1500 US home-based businesses and is showing no signs of slowing down in growth. Companies that hire virtual assistants get the help they need without shelling out employment taxes, health benefits, or even so much as a computer, phone line, or office space. They also get the flexibility of contracting only for the hours they actually need, rather than a full 40 hour work week. Virtual Assistants get the flexibility to avoid a commute, choose their own hours and can even work in their pajamas.

“A great many businesses today realize that to compete, they have to focus only on their core competency,” Ms. Allin explains, “the rest, they outsource to expert Virtual Assistants. If they don’t have an assistant, they *are* the assistant. My clients see their productivity increase by 200 – 400% within the first month. They also want to use technology to grow their business, but don’t want to have to master those technologies themselves.”

Ralph Tiz, of www. Avalon-Dream-Homes. com and a VirtuAllin client says, “Cheryl is always there for me, despite our being separated by thousands of miles. She’s available via phone, instant messaging or email and she often accesses my PC remotely to show me how to work software, to backup my files or help me configure my email accounts. She keeps me focused, on task and her expertise is invaluable to my business.”

If Cheryl were one of RalphÂ’s employees, sheÂ’d have to drive from Tacoma, Washington to Avalon, New Jersey every day. Talk about a gigantic gas bill!

Unisfair Brings Virtual Environment Expertise and Customer Success to Virtual Edge Summit

Unisfair Brings Virtual Environment Expertise and Customer Success to Virtual Edge Summit

12+ Sessions Feature Unisfair and its Customers as Speakers

Menlo Park, CA (PRWEB) January 10, 2011

Unisfair, the leading provider of virtual events and business environments, today announces its participation in Virtual Edge Summit 2011, taking place this week at the MGM Convention Center in Las Vegas. Over a dozen conference sessions feature speakers affiliated with Unisfair, including a keynote from IBM, which leverages the Unisfair platform to engage with customers and prospects in the largest Virtual Event Center worldwide.

The two-day summit includes 30-plus educational sessions and workshops from 80-plus industry experts on digital solutions for events, meetings, learning and community.

It will be co-located with the Professional Convention Management Association’s (PCMA) 2011 Annual Meeting, Convening Leaders, which brings together more than 3,000 meetings professionals to discuss issues impacting the meetings, convention and exhibition industry.

What: The Virtual Edge Summit 2011 program is designed to help attendees rapidly evaluate, implement and maximize virtual programs within their organizations.

When: Jan. 12-13, 2011 from 8 am until 6 pm (PT).

Where: MGM Convention Center in Las Vegas and and virtually in the browser-based Unisfair virtual environment, where sessions will be streamed live. Free registration is at: http://events. unisfair. com/index. jsp? eid=140&seid=1979&code=PR

Who: Conference sessions featuring Unisfair representatives, customers or partners include:
 Jan 12 (8-8:50 PT): Building the Digital Events Team of the Future: Strategic Staffing, Outsourcing and Partnering – Featuring Unisfair customer Barb DeMaria, SBM Live Events Director, Stamats Business Media
 Jan 12 (11-11:45 PT): Corporate Digital Event Boot Camp: The Strategic Foundation – Featuring Unisfair customer Kimberly Stone, Director, Web and Creative Services
Planview
 Jan. 12 (2:15-3:00 PT): Beyond Events: Engage 365 or Someone Else Will – Featuring Unisfair customer Tom Burton, President, Spark Interactive
 Jan. 12 (2:15-3:00 PT): Successful New Product Launches Through Virtual Environments: Case Studies Featuring Unisfair customer Kimberly Stone, Director, Web and Creative Services Planview
 Jan. 12 (3:05-4:15 PT): Virtual Edge Summit Keynote: The State (and future) of Virtual Events – Attendees Discuss The Future of Virtual Environments and Digital Engagement With Industry Execs in a Town Hall Forum Featuring Stu Schmidt, VP of Global Sales and Services, Unisfair  Jan. 12 (4:45-5:30 PT): Building a Virtual Expo and Sponsorship Sales Program That Delivers Results Featuring Unisfair customer Marie A. Bass, MS, CAE, Director of Education, Healthcare Financial Management Association  Jan. 13 (9-10:15 am) Virtual Edge Summit Keynote: IBM’s Virtual Event Center – IBM Shares Its Vision For An Enterprise-Wide Virtual Environment For Events, Briefings And Learning Featuring Unisfair customers Cheryl Max, Worldwide Demand Program Director, Functional Capabilities, IBM and Larry Cook, Manager, Events and Digital Metrics, IBM  Jan. 13 (11-11:50) Every Event Will Be Hybrid In Two Years: How These Associations Are Doing It Today Featuring Unisfair customer Shannon Dewey, FPC, Solutions Manager American Payroll Association
 Jan. 13 (11-11:50 PT) Digital Event Technology For Business Engagement: The Scope of Solutions and Best Applications Featuring Unisfair partner Steve Gogolak, Director, Media and Webcasting Cramer
 Jan. 13 (3:15-4 PT) Successful Publishers Share What’s Working With Their Virtual Events and Why Featuring Unisfair customer Catherine Upton, Group Publisher, ELearning Magazine B2B Media Company
 Jan. 13 (3:15-4 PT) Next Generation Corporate Training and Learning: Case Studies Featuring Unisfair customer Stephanie Morris, Online Training & Event Delivery Manager, Intuit  Jan. 13 (3:15-4 PT) Virtual Environments for Cross-Functional Business Applications Featuring Unisfair customer Margaret Launzel-Pennes, Vice President, Worldwide Events, Distributor Communications and Video Production, Herbalife  Jan. 13 (3:15-4 PT) Results Measurement in the Virtual World – Past, Present and Future - Featuring Joerg Rathenberg, VP of Marketing, Unisfair

The Virtual Edge Summit 2011 is produced by The Virtual Edge Institute, the pioneering organization for the advancement of virtual events, meetings and communities. For more on the 2011 Virtual Edge Summit, visit: http://www. virtualedgesummit. com.

For more information on Unisfair, visit: http://www. unisfair. com.

About Unisfair
Unisfair provides cloud applications for the world's most innovative companies to create branded and interactive virtual environments. Unisfair's Virtual Engagement Center is a new channel to connect with customers, prospects and employees anytime and anywhere. Industry leaders like 3M, ADP, Cisco, Genentech, Novartis, IBM, and KPMG leverage Unisfair's platform for lead generation, customer engagement, training, recruiting and more.

Unisfair's virtual environments are easy to use and offer a highly interactive experience through speaking sessions, exhibition floors and networking areas. By tracking the activities of each individual attendee, Unisfair delivers exceptional marketing intelligence. Backed by Sequoia Capital and Norwest Venture Partners, Unisfair is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has led the virtual events space since 2000. For more information visit, http://www. unisfair. com.

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September 16th One Day Resort Flash Sale: Mexico's Marquis Los Cabos Resort Offers $200 Bicentennial Rate

September 16th One Day Resort Flash Sale: Mexico's Marquis Los Cabos Resort Offers $200 Bicentennial Rate

In celebration of Mexico's Bicentennial on September 16, 2010, Marquis Los Cabos Resort offers a $200 Bicentennial Nightly Rate for stays booked on September 16th only for travel through December 20, 2010.

Los Cabos, Mexico (PRWEB) September 9, 2010

In celebration of Mexico's Bicentennial on September 16, 2010, Marquis Los Cabos Resort offers a $200 Bicentennial Nightly Rate for stays booked on September 16th only for travel through December 20, 2010. Many cultural events and exhibits will be held throughout Mexico in commemoration of the Bicentennial, which celebrates 200 years of freedom from the Spanish Colonial Government. Los Cabos in particular will be revealing a new Cultural Pavilion which aims to cultivate the artistic and cultural expressions of the area. The Marquis Los Cabos Bicentennial Rate applies to the resort's spacious Junior Suites that feature breathtaking ocean views, private balconies, luxury toiletries and Frette linens, as well as a Marquis continental breakfast delivered daily to a private en-suite niche. Offer applies to new bookings only, does not apply to groups and is not combinable with any other offer. For reservations, please call 1-877-238-9399.

Featured in National Geographic Traveler's "Hotels with a Heart", Marquis Los Cabos donates five percent of the hotel's annual revenue for the staff's education and healthcare in its Marquis University. Since 2003, the resort has helped on average 20 employees a year obtain primary schooling and bachelor degrees.

About Marquis Los Cabos:
The 237 all-suite beachfront Marquis Los Cabos Resort is located on the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, and is minutes from the authentic Old World village of San Jose del Cabo as well as the lively town of Cabo San Lucas. The resort features a 15,000 square foot holistic spa and fitness center, an exclusive gourmet restaurant where a Michelin-pedigreed chef prepares a nightly prix fixe menu and an extensive collection of Latin American sculpture and painting on display in public areas and guest suites. Since its 2003 opening, Marquis Los Cabos has earned the travel industry's most coveted awards including "World's Best" (Travel + Leisure); "Gold List" (Condé Nast Traveler); "Best Value" (Condé Nast Traveler); the AAA Four Diamond, and the Five Star Diamond for its Canto del Mar restaurant. Marquis Los Cabos is a member of the prestigious Leading Hotels of the World and the only member of Leading Spas of the World in Los Cabos.

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Coming Soon to a Windowsill Near You Famous author Jay North

Coming Soon to a Windowsill Near You Famous author Jay North

Now ever you can have a green thumb. Organic Windowsill Urban Gardners popping up everywhere. - The Windowsill Organic Gardener: Organic Growing for the Urban Gardener

(PRWEB) November 17, 2004

As the world population inflates and metropolitan areas continue to expand, urban sprawl has quickly overtaken the natural landscape. Yet within these concrete jungles, a new breed of gardener has emerged, one that is willing to work in constrictive environment to produce tiny porch gardens and patio crops.

The upsurge of urban gardeners calls for a new wave of literature to encourage their homegrown hobby. The entire planet is becoming aware of the importance and benefits of organic farming, including health improvements and financial freedom. Enter organic farming innovator Jay North and his time tested organic growing practices. In his new book, The Windowsill Organic Gardener: Organic Growing for the Urban Gardener, Jay shows city dwellers how to grow their own favorite vegetables, herbs and edible flowers in windowsill boxes, inside their own homes. This organic process is done without gardening hydroponically and free of high intensity lights.

The Windowsill Organic Gardener is for anyone who appreciates fresh, healthy, organic vegetables and would like their own window ledge to brim with tomatoes, baby lettuces, summer squash, fresh herbs, and more. With clear, lively, user-friendly language, windowsill gardeners are given intricate step-by-step instruction on rearing a bounty of healthful organic vegetables, herbs, edible flowers and more. Readers enjoy sound advice ranging from everything they need to get started, choosing the right crops, and caring for their growing plants.

Author Jay North and his beloved late wife Pamela were known as one of the "Edible Flower Children" and were pioneers in the fledgling organic farming industry. Introducing hundreds of varieties of organically grown vegetables, fruit, herbs and the ever-popular edible flowers, the couple founded Paradise Farms, known worldwide as an innovator in specialty organic produce, organic gardening and produce marketing.

Jay has turned his expertise into helping people all over the world develop their own farms for sustenance, consumption and large production for commercial sales for over thirty years. He is an accomplished writer, author, and expert on organic farming practices, publishing several popular titles, including Getting Started in Organic Gardening For Fun and Profit, Guide to Cooking with Edible Flowers, and Grow Yourself Rich. He is a skilled marketer and has appeared on the Today show three times. He is also the proprietor of www. goingorganic. com, a one-stop-shop for consultations, design assistance, learning, literature and other tools to explore the possibilities of organic farming, both for beginners as well as large-scale operations.

Worldwide, backyard growers and commercial farmers take advantage of Jay North's services.

“Now you can grow all the things you love, in windowsills, in your own home, year ‘round and with no back breaking work, no weeds and practically no pests,” Jay says. "My desire and goal is to teach everyone who is interested in a healthier way to grow food and ornamental plants how to start out and make their endeavor lots of fun.

In addition to JayÂ’s website www. goingorganic. com, the book will be promoted and sold on the hundreds of highly popular gardening websites, as well as nurseries, home improvement centers, and specialty retail gardening stores.

Contact: Jay North

402 West Ojai Ave. pmb 146

Ojai, CA 93023

Email: jaynorthis1@sbcglobal. net

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