Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Dr Gayle Peterson has Joined Kasamba's Team of Professional Counselors

Dr Gayle Peterson has Joined Kasamba's Team of Professional Counselors

Dr Gayle Peterson, a world renowned family and marriage therapist, has joined Kasamba's team of professional counselors. Dr Gayle joins Kasamba's other prestigious experts who provide chat and email advice to hundreds of thousands of clients.

(PRWEB) April 22, 2006

Dr Gayle Peterson, a world renowned family and marriage therapist has joined Kasamba's team of professional counselors. Dr Gayle joins Kasamba's other prestigious professional counselors who provide chat and email advice to hundreds of thousands of Kasamba's clients.

To contact Dr Gayle please visit her site - www. askdrgayle. com or her virtual office in Kasamba - www. kasamba. com/viewExpert. asp? conMemID=194890&catid=10341&banid=5208 (http://www. kasamba. com/viewExpert. asp? conMemID=194890&catid=10341&banid=5208 )
To contact Kasamba's other professional counselors please go to www. kasamba. com/Advice/Browse/ViewCategory. aspx? desid=22&Catid=10341&banid=5208 (http://www. kasamba. com/Advice/Browse/ViewCategory. aspx? desid=22&Catid=10341&banid=5208 )

Dr Gayle specializes in relationship, parenting and family development and is the author of Making Healthy Families and An Easier Childbirth. She is a much quoted expert in popular magazines, such as: Readers Digest, Family Circle and Parenting and has appeared as the online therapist on numerous parenting sites, including iVillage's ParentsPlace and General Mill's Cheerios websites. Her articles appear in both professional and popular magazines. Dr Gayle has appeared on radio and television, including: BCCTV, "Baby's Best Chance", KFI AM 640 and the Positive Parenting Show.

Kasamba clients will now be able gain from Dr. Gayle's vast professional experience with families. For more information about Dr Gayle and how she can help you, please go to: www. askdrgayle. com or visit her virtual office in Kasamba - www. kasamba. com/viewExpert. asp? conMemID=194890&catid=10341&banid=5208 (http://www. kasamba. com/viewExpert. asp? conMemID=194890&catid=10341&banid=5208 )

About Kasamba

Since 1999, Kasamba has been the world's leading provider of personal online expert counseling to hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. With thousands of experts in over 600 categories, Kasamba provides a user friendly platform for customers to find experts for consultations in real time via email and chat. www. kasamba. com.


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Changes to Health Care for Those Over Age 65

Changes to Health Care for Those Over Age 65

Four significant news items are noted this week that affect health care for those over age 65. Collectively, the changes will significantly ease the nation's health care delivery crisis. The four items concerned employer-provided health plans, HSAs, discount drug cards, and Medicare supplement alternatives.

(PRWEB) April 28, 2004

OnlineAdviser News announced four significant items that emerged this past week affecting health insurance for those over age 65:

1) A federal ruling now allows Medicare to be the primary payer for employees covered by Medicare, making their group health insurance much less expensive. Previously, this would have been considered an act of age discrimination against older workers. This change affect 12 million workers and is welcome by employees and labor unions. AARP opposes the change. Employers seeking to change their group health plans should consult an independent adviser – this change will not be automatic and insurance companies may not be helpful at this time.

2) Federal employees over age 65 who enroll in a qualified high deductible health insurance plan and would be eligible for a health savings account (HSA) except for the federal age 65 limitation on HSAs will be offered an equivalent option under a health reimbursement arrangement (HRA). This decision is not binding on private industry employers, but is likely to set a precedent, especially for labor union negotiations. A chart showing the differences between HSAs and HRAs can be found at some OnlineAdviser Web sites.

3) Suspicions are beginning to be confirmed by health industry sources that the benefits offered under the Medicare discount drug card are not better than the benefits in the (usually) free discount drug cards already available in the market. Almost all Americans now have access to the same discount cards at little or no cost (either as part of their health plan or as a stand-alone discount card). This comment does not apply to low-income Medicare beneficiaries who receive an extra $600 benefit.

4) Problems with availability and pricing of Medicare supplement insurance is pushing some to consider the supplemental basic health insurance plan like at MedSave (.com). Unlike most Medicare supplement plans, this insurance is available regardless of health history but disappears after age 70.

Considering these four items and other recent health industry news, it appears that significant changes are now being made at a speedy pace in the delivery of heath care in response to our national crisis. After years of complete deadlock and many political stalemates, it now seems at least possible that by NovemberÂ’s presidential election the health care reform platform could be deflated.

OnlineAdviser News is a free e-mail service that offers helpful tips in all areas of personal finance.

HCG Diet Direct Offers Top 3 Tips on How to Lose Weight

HCG Diet Direct Offers Top 3 Tips on How to Lose Weight

HCG Diet Direct offers Top 3 Tips on How to Lose Weight.

Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) May 18, 2010

HCG (http://www. hcgdietdirect. com) Diet Direct offers a Top 3 list of tips on how to lose weight. The online distributor has successfully sold homeopathic HCG weight loss products to thousands. Amid their thousands of past and current dieters they have not had to refund any product costs due to lack of weight loss satisfaction. Their experience in the weight loss industry means they have wide spread knowledge that is valuable to consumers trying to figure out how to lose weight.

HCG Diet Direct’s Top 3 Tips on How to Lose Weight (http://www. hcgdietdirect. com/hcg-diet-news/hcg-tips. html):

1. Access the most effective tools.
2. Decrease portion sizes drastically.
3. Limit food intake to a small number of easily accessible, healthy foods.

These three general tips on how to lose weight can offer a good start for individuals who need to reach a healthier weight. The homeopathic HCG weight loss method includes these three tips. But these three tips do not encompass the entire homeopathic HCG protocol. To benefit from the maximum weight loss available dieters must know, understand and stick to every rule as presented in the HCG Diet Direct Pocket Guide.

Jenny Boynton of HCG Diet Direct said, “There are so many out there who want to lose weight. Different things work for different people. For one person a low calorie diet might make the difference. For another person decreased portion sizes will make the difference. For others nutritious choices make the difference. But the full homeopathic HCG protocol provides average weight loss that is comparable to invasive surgical procedures…that’s 1 to 2 pounds per day.”

HCG Diet Direct offers discounted homeopathic HCG weight loss (https://http://www. hcgdietdirect. com/secured/) formula direct to the public available for purchase online. The company also offers several popular supplements and homeopathic HCG dieting tools that increase the chances for weight loss success while on the diet as well as maintenance once the diet is completed.

To get further information on HCG Diet Direct or the HCG Diet contact:

Contact: Jenny Boynton
Company: HCG Diet Direct
Http://www. hcgdietdirect. com (http://www. hcgdietdirect. com)
Phone: 602-916-0002


Monday, December 29, 2008

ElderCarelink Sponsors Series of Caregiving Surveys To Explore Impact on Family and Professional Caregivers

ElderCarelink Sponsors Series of Caregiving Surveys To Explore Impact on Family and Professional Caregivers

By 2030 almost one out of every five Americans will be 65 or older - the largest percentage of senior citizens in U. S. history. Eldercare issues are fast becoming one of the most critical challenges facing both families and businesses.

Ashland, MA (PRWEB) October 25, 2006

By 2030 almost one out of every five Americans will be 65 or older - the largest percentage of senior citizens in U. S. history. Eldercare issues are fast becoming one of the most critical challenges facing both families and businesses.

ElderCarelink, the leading internet service which connects consumers to providers of eldercare services, is sponsoring a study through a series of surveys designed to help identify and address the growing needs of family and professional caregivers on several different topics. These Caregiving Surveys will initially go to more than 50,000 families who have used ElderCarelink (http://www. eldercarelink. com/?src=pr11_lrs_survey_1&cpgn=press102506) in their search for eldercare - the vast majority (75%) of which are sons and daughters looking for assistance in caring for their parents. The survey will also be available to any additional caregivers, family or professional, who wish to participate at www. eldercarelink. com/research (http://www. eldercarelink. com/research).

The evolving needs and issues (medical, financial and logistical) facing the 72 million Americans who will be 65+ in the next 25 years will affect virtually every family and business across the U. S. "Online resources continue to be the most available and utilized tools for information, services and emotional support by families and professionals who are involved in the many forms of caregiving," noted Robert Brooks, CEO of ElderCarelink.

This study will focus on the issues which are most commonly faced by caregivers, their families, and their aging loved ones. Some of the planned topics for surveys include:

 Impact of caregiving on health, job and family  Identifying the hidden costs of caregiving  Which factors and variables "actually" drive eldercare decisions  Assessing family preparedness for long-term care issues  Demographic differences in caregiving and eldercare decision making (e. g., gender, age, income level, education etc.)  Preferences of Caregivers vs. Care Recipients

By amassing a comprehensive database on such a diverse range of eldercare issues, ElderCarelink hopes to provide an important and up-to-date resource for those involved in caregiving. "There have been several important studies done over the years (e. g., Metlife, AARP, etc.) that have focused on the significant sociological evolution that is taking place as baby boomers reach retirement age and beyond," Brooks observed. "This study by ElderCarelink and the resulting information we can offer will provide another relevant and significant resource for those contending with caregiving issues, personally or professionally."

Survey results and associated caregiving resources will be made available to the public, media, and those within the http://eldercarelink. com/?src=pr11_lrs_survey_1&cpgn=press102506 [assisted living (http://www. eldercarelink. com/?src=pr11_lrs_survey_1&cpgn=press102506) industry. For more information or to participate in the survey, contact ElderCarelink or take the survey at www. eldercarelink. com/research (http://www. eldercarelink. com/research).

About ElderCarelink

ElderCarelink, a leading provider of qualified lead generation services within the eldercare industry, assists families in finding a multitude of senior services, including assisted living, nursing homes, adult day care, private duty nursing, care management and homecare in all 50 states. More about finding eldercare assistance or joining our network of providers can be found at www. eldercarelink. com.

Contact: Kenneth Housman



Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dudnyk Names Marie OÂ’Neill Senior Vice President and Chief of Marketing

Dudnyk Names Marie OÂ’Neill Senior Vice President and Chief of Marketing

Dudnyk Inc., a leading, independent, southeast Pennsylvania-based integrated marketing communications organization, has appointed Marie O'Neill as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. O'Neill is a veteran of companies such as Ogilvy & Mather and Charles Schwab & Co., and has extensive advertising and financial services marketing experience.

(PRWEB) August 8, 2003

For Immediate Release 

August 6, 2003 


Jonathan Morein

(267) 532-1290 (office)

(215) 208-5908 (cell)

Jmorein@dudnyk. com

Dudnyk Names Marie OÂ’Neill Senior Vice President and Chief of Marketing

HORSHAM, PA (PRWEB) August, 2003 -- Dudnyk Inc., an integrated marketing communications firm, has appointed Marie L. OÂ’Neill as senior vice president and chief marketing officer. OÂ’Neill, an advertising and financial services marketing veteran with extensive experience in business-to-business and direct-to-consumer markets, will be responsible for overseeing the firmÂ’s strategic direction and establishing a framework for new business activities.

“Under O’Neill’s guidance, Dudnyk will expand the suite of services the agency can offer to a broad range of clients,” said Ed Dudnyk, the company’s CEO. “Marie is an outstanding professional whose unique combination of leadership and experience will help our organization to grow.”

OÂ’NeillÂ’s hiring comes as part of a series of senior management additions at Dudnyk. Recently, the firm appointed John (Jack) A. Powers Jr. as president and Gary J. Gatyas Jr. as vice president and director of public relations. Powers and Gatyas each bring broad-based business and marketing communications expertise in industries such as financial, healthcare, telecommunications, chemicals and polymers, packaged goods, government and travel and tourism.

OÂ’Neill was previously a senior partner and worldwide client services director with Ogilvy & Mather in New York. She also held senior level positions with such firms as Berlin Cameron & Partners (New York, NY), Charles Schwab & Co. (San Francisco, CA) and Earle Palmer Brown (Philadelphia, PA) where she managed the corporate, retail and wholesale advertising for several of CoreStates Financial CorporationÂ’s subsidiaries. Her client experience also includes such companies as General Motors, Goldman Sachs, The Washington Post Companies, Bankers Trust Company and Continuum Health Partners.

OÂ’Neill earned her bachelor of science degree at Boston University, School of Public Communications, Boston, Mass. She is a resident of Upper Montclair, NJ.

Dudnyk Inc. is a leading, independent southeast Pennsylvania-based integrated marketing communications organization that includes Dudnyk Advertising and Public Relations, MacDirect, NDW Communications, Dudnyk Healthcare Group, Entira and VIRTU INTERACTIVE.



To obtain a high-resolution digital photograph of Ms. OÂ’Neill, please call Jonathan Morein at 267-532-1290.

Friday, December 26, 2008

'Solutions to Aging' Premiers Tuesday, August 7, 9:00 p. m. Eastern Time

'Solutions to Aging' Premiers Tuesday, August 7, 9:00 p. m. Eastern Time

New weekly web talk radio show "Solutions to Aging" premiers Tuesday, August 7, at 9:00 p. m. Eastern time on Tropic Wave Radio. net. Hosted by Stuart Spangenberg, LCSW, PA, optimal wellness and longevity coach, this one hour show will feature interviews with health professionals, anti-aging luminaries and developers of advanced health and beauty products from around the world.

Melbourne, Florida (PRWEB) August 6, 2007

Stuart Spangenberg, LCSW, PA, hosts a new one hour talk show on Tropic Wave Radio. net premiering Tuesday, August 7 at 9:00 p. m. "Solutions to Aging" (www. SolutionstoAging. com) will reveal secrets to longevity and age reversal focusing on the latest research in medicine, nutrition science, body hygiene, exercise, skin care, oxygen supplementation, home water purification, mental and spiritual practices. Every week health experts will be interviewed with the purpose of informing and teaching the listening audience how to turn back the biological clock and maintain a youthful appearance, optimum health, vigor and vitality.

Stuart Spangenberg relates: "After pursuing an anti-aging program in earnest since age 40, I tried numerous products that promised a lot, but turned out to be a waste of money. Now, after eight years of trial and error, I wanted to share with my coaching clients the things that really deliver results."

This led to the development of Solutions to Aging. com, which provides free information on age reversal, including books, articles, products, the latest nutritional supplements as well as links to anti-aging resources.

"After all of my own research over the years, I was surprised just how much is now known about slowing and even reversing the aging process. With my website I wanted to create a clearing house of resources for my clients and other health seekers. The radio show on Tropic Wave Radio. net is a natural extension in my goal to educate the over-forty audience about optimum health, longevity and age reversal."

"Solutions to Aging" on Tropic Wave Radio. net will appear weekly on Tuesdays at 9:00 p. m. and features a live video feed. Each radio show will be archived and available for download at www. SolutionstoAging. com.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

HGHRatings. com Announces New Free Anti Aging Report

HGHRatings. com Announces New Free Anti Aging Report

An increasingly aging North American population is hungry for information on how to stay young.

North Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) July 22, 2009

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the percentage of the population 65 years old and over in the United States has gone from 4.1% in 1900 to 12.4% in 2006 and is projected to be 20.6% by the year 2050.

It doesn't matter how old people are or what their current lifestyle is, it's not too late to reduce the effects of aging. http://www. hghratings. com (http://www. hghratings. com) announces its new ebook, Anti Aging Tips, providing information many North Americans have been waiting for. And, best of all, it's free.

Readers will learn the secrets to healthy aging. This information is not just for people over 50. The younger people begin applying the tips outlined in Anti Aging Tips, the younger they will look and feel as they age.

"No tricks or gimmicks in this ebook - just good solid advice that anyone can follow - no matter what their age or current health status", says the webiste's publisher.

What will readers learn from Anti Aging Tips?
What foods they should be eating
How exercise affects aging
How to keep the brain young
What role supplements play
And more...

Http://www. hghratings. com (http://www. hghratings. com) makes this ebook available to its visitors free of charge and includes a free subscription to the Health News Network newsletter. Just click on the banner at the top of any page on their website.


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Grand Opening Celebration for The Blackstone, A Renaissance Hotel

Grand Opening Celebration for The Blackstone, A Renaissance Hotel

New Life for Chicago's Legendary "Hotel of Presidents"

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 12, 2008

A prominent national landmark, Chicago's "Hotel of Presidents," The Blackstone luxury hotel in Chicago, Illinois, a 332-room luxury Renaissance brand hotel, held its official grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony and an invitational gala on Wednesday, April 30. Since its opening on April 16, 1910, The Blackstone has provided regal lodging for many of the 20th century's most famous figures--from a dozen U. S. presidents, including Franklin Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Harry Truman and John Kennedy, to Hollywood stars. Sage Hospitality, the Denver, Colorado based hospitality company that also manages the property, transformed the shuttered 23-story, Beaux-Arts landmark into a world-class hotel with a $128 benchmark restoration that seamlessly blends the legacy of the Blackstone's architectural heritage with state-of-the-art guest amenities.

Applauding the significance of The Blackstone's redevelopment, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley remarked: "The restoration of The Blackstone hotel is a perfect example of how the public and private sectors can work together to complete a project that creates jobs for our residents, adds a great hotel for visitors to our city and brings back to life a landmark building that plays an important part of Chicago's architectural history."

The Blackstone is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To preserve its architectural integrity, the famed Chicago hotel on Michigan Avenue was renovated as a "certified historic rehabilitation" in accordance with preservation guidelines established by the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for Rehabilitation and Illustrated Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings. Whenever possible, the Blackstone's significant historic and architectural elements were preserved, refurbished and sensitively incorporated in the renovation design. Chicago artisans painstakingly devoted some 3000 hours refurbishing the ornate plaster embellishments in the hotel's lavish Crystal Ballroom and lobby alone. The project architect for The Blackstone was Chicago-based Lucien LaGrange Architects. Gettys of Chicago and Hong Kong was the interior designer. Joel Straus Consulting served as the Blackstone's art consultant and curator. James McHugh Construction Company was the general contractor for the renovation.

For more information and reservations, please call The Blackstone at 312/447-0955 or visit www. marriott. com/chirh (http://www. marriott. com/chirh), or www. howchicago. blogspot. com for insider views and inner workings of the famous hotel.

About The Blackstone, A Renaissance Hotel
Located in the heart of the city's arts and theater district and adjacent to the world class Millennium Park, The Blackstone, A Renaissance Hotel, features 332 stylish downtown Chicago hotel rooms and suites, including the fabled Presidential Suite and the Smoke-filled Room, 19,670 square feet of meeting space, including the lavishly restored Crystal Ballroom, a health club and a business center. The Blackstone also offers a "hotel within a hotel" concept, Hubbard Place, on the upper three floors is designed to pamper guests with exclusive benefits. An innovative collection of over 1600 original artworks, primarily by Chicago artists, is on permanent display throughout the guest-rooms and public spaces of The Blackstone, lending a decidedly contemporary twist to the ambiance of the hotel. A street - level Starbucks Café with outdoor seating serves hotel guests, the local business community and neighborhood residents. The Sage Restaurant Group operates an already popular independent Chicago tapas restaurant at the Michigan Avenue location, Mercat a la Planxa, offering modern Catalan cuisine. For more information or to make a reservation, call 312-447-0955 or visit http://www. marriott. com/hotels/travel/chirh-the-blackstone-a-renaissance-hotel/ (http://www. marriott. com/hotels/travel/chirh-the-blackstone-a-renaissance-hotel/).


Innergy Pilates and Yoga Studio, Inc. is the First Studio of its Kind to Open in Paulding County, Dallas, Georgia

Innergy Pilates and Yoga Studio, Inc. is the First Studio of its Kind to Open in Paulding County, Dallas, Georgia

Pilates and Yoga Studio offers classes for all fitness levels. Offering spa treatments, massage, birthday parties and relaxation retreats.

Dallas, GA (PRWEB) April 30, 2006

Innergy Pilates and Yoga Studio, Inc. is the first pilates and yoga studio to open in Dallas, GA. Owner and Instructor, Jennifer Pridmore who is a Dallas Resident states, “My goal was to bring something unique to my county that has never existed here before. There are pilates and yoga classes taught at fitness gyms, parks, etc. but nothing can compare to what my studio offers.” Uniqueness is definitely something you will find at Innergy Studio. At Innergy, you can take a class, get your eyebrows waxed, get a facial or a massage, buy gifts for just about everyone on your list from candles, lotions, teas, smoothies, and more. Don't forget to check out their trendy logo apparel! "I like to think of my studio as a pilates and yoga spa," states Mrs. Pridmore.

When you walk into the lobby of the studio, you will instantly become refreshed by the light scents of the candles, at home spa treatments and natural skincare products that are available for purchase in the lobby. Students seem to feel a sense of comfort and tranquility at Innergy. “My classes are designed to give that personal touch. I know every one of my students names, and it will always remain that way. I do not pile in large amounts of students into my classes. My absolute maximum in a class is 15. This allows me to focus on the precision of each student’s movement and to make sure that they are properly positioned right down to their fingertips. This is to allow the most benefit of the precise pilates and yoga movements”

Holding many certifications, Mrs. Pridmore is certified through NESTA (National Endurance and Sports Trainers Association) in both Pilates and Yoga. She also has a background as a nurse, which also gives her students a sense of comfort. Soon after Jennifer opened the studio, she hired another instructor, who trained through Jennifer and she also became certified with NESTA. There are currently 3 apprentices training to become pilates and yoga instructors at Innergy. Jennifer is hoping to certify the apprentices by the studios’ 1 year anniversary as well as add on 1 more classroom and 2 spa tanning rooms this August 2006.

Offering Pilates and Yoga classes for all ages and abilities. All classes are taught in 6-week sessions. This allows the busy adult to commit to 6 weeks of classes, and get the most out of their classes by sticking to a routine that works best with their schedule. Offering both pilates and yoga classes 6 days per week, there is something to suit just about everyone’s schedule.

Exciting new pilates and yoga classes this summer will include: Legs and Gleuts class, 6- pack abs class, and cardiogalates (yoga and pilates kicked up a notch with cardio) class. All of these classes will focus on pilates and yoga movements that work most effectively for that specific muscle group. Also, a “Complete Fitness Boot Camp” is offered. This camp consists of pilates and yoga movements, along with basic cardio movements. Lasting 6 weeks, like the pilates and yoga classes, students that “enlist” in the Boot Camp will find faster results due to the level of intensity. “The focus in Boot Camp is to challenge your body through the pilates core conditioning, yoga stretches and basic, but intense cardiovascular movements” Jennifer also mentioned that the Boot Camp is for all fitness levels. Modifications can be made to accommodate previous injuries, knee, back and ankle issues, etc.

In addition to pilates and yoga classes, the studio offers massage and reflexology services, spa treatments, natural manicures and pedicures, waxing, relaxing spa tanning, and has a supervised playroom for children while the parent takes a class. “Offering the playroom to my students is one benefit that I had to offer. As a mother of 2 young daughters, I know what it is like to want to take a class, and do something for yourself, but finding someone or somewhere to take care of your children that you can trust can be somewhat of a challenge. The playroom is staffed with caring, patient caregivers that play with children during the 45 minute or 1 hour class. This allows the mom to relax and enjoy her time, knowing that her child is right down the hall, having fun, too!” The children love to come to the playroom where they sing, make crafts, play dress up, watch movies and eat healthy snacks.

Upcoming events at the studio will include: Summer classes will start May 15th and will run through August 5th. Registration is going on now. Call the studio to sign up. All classes must be preregistered for. Saturday June 24th, Consignment sale and Business Expo to be held at the studio. This event is to benefit the Breast Cancer 3-day walk that will be held in Atlanta October 20 – 22nd 2006. Jennifer, along with her Office Manager, Joelle are participating in the 3-day walk in support of a close friend of Joelle, who is battling breast cancer. To sign up as a vendor for the event, please call the studio.

Spa Princess Camp is going to be offered for 2 weeks this summer at Innergy. June 12 – 16 and July 17 – 21. Offered for girls ages 5 and up. Activities will include: facials manicures, pedicures, princess games, princess crafts, healthy snacks will all be provided. There is a full day and half day option. Please call to register.

The studio also offers group events such as relaxation retreats, self-defense classes, and "girls night out" which includes, dinner, yoga, pedicures and manicures.

Spa Princess parties are the latest hit at Innergy. Offered for girls starting at age 4. There are many packages to choose from including "me and my girl" where each guest brings their favorite doll, and makes a friendship bracelet for the doll and the party guest, mini cupcakes are even provided for the doll, "princess or queen for a day" Prices are very reasonable to fit any budget. The Spa Princess party is one that every girl should experience. Activities at the party can include crafts, such as jewelry making, manicures and pedicures, facials, dancing, games, and more. There are many additional items that the parents can choose to customize the party to make it exactly what their princess would like. One option that is something that will really make the day complete is the limo service. All of the princesses will arrive to the studio in a limousine. All inclusive packages are also offered and that includes the birthday cake! Please call the studio for further information.

“My studio is very unique. I teach all levels of pilates mat and ball classes, sport yoga, relaxation yoga, Fitness Boot Camp, and many other classes that I designed that are primarily based on the principles of pilates and yoga.”

Pilates was founded by Joseph Pilates and has grown in popularity over the past few years. “By using the body’s own resistance, you are able to see the results from my classes much faster than using fancy machines at a gym. It is also much more rewarding to know that you can transform your body, and mind through pilates and yoga. My pilates and yoga classes are designed to go hand-in-hand with each other.” The breathing patterns are very specific in both pilates and yoga. Each movement flows with the breath, allowing the muscles to hold in a position for a set amount of time. There is no rushing through the movements here, only slow deep – controlled breathing which leaves the body oxygenated and refreshed.

No matter what classes you choose to take and Innergy Pilates and Yoga Studio, Inc., you will feel a sense of calmness, fulfillment and most of all a sense of accomplishment that you did something good for yourself in a positive environment. Please call the studio to sign up or for further questions. 770-443-5736.

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

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Jacoby Ellsbury and OWATER Launch New Jacoby-Inspired INFUSED OWATER Flavor

Jacoby Ellsbury and OWATER Launch New Jacoby-Inspired INFUSED OWATER Flavor

OWATER is adding some EllsBERRY to the newest Infused owater flavor. The new Jacoby Ellsbury-inspired healthy sport drink in Strawberry-Pomegranate is available at stores in New England starting this week.

Concord, MA (PRWEB) July 28, 2008

owater, maker of healthy enhanced water, and Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston center fielder, have introduced a new, Jacoby-inspired Strawberry-Pomegranate infused owater flavor to the company's line-up of tasty, healthy sports drinks. The pure water drink is enhanced with real strawberry and pomegranate flavors and a touch of pure cane sugar, and it packs a double punch of electrolytes and antioxidants. The flavor is available only at stores in New England, including most Whole Foods, Stop & Shop and Roche Bros. locations.

"It's pretty crazy that there's now an infused owater flavor with my name on it," said Ellsbury. "What's cool about Strawberry-Pomegranate is that it's healthy, functional and tasty, but it's not too sweet. In my mind, that's the formula for a perfect sports drink. It is definitely going to be fun for me to see people out there drinking it."

"We're just trying to give people honest, healthy alternatives to traditional sports drinks, and adding a Jacoby flavor makes it even more fun," said Tom First, founder and CEO of owater. "Jacoby trains like crazy but he doesn't like over sweetened and neon colored sports and vitamin drinks. Our infused owater is about honest hydration and great flavor. It's the ultimate workout drink for one of the fastest guys in baseball, and, of course, everyone else in the world!"

Jacoby Ellsbury, who is represented by Boras Marketing, partnered with the Massachusetts-based owater brand in April 2008. He has worked with the company on radio advertising campaigns and other brand-building endeavors, and he hydrates with the range of owater's healthy sport drink alternatives when he trains.

Jacoby's infused owater flavor was inspired by Jacoby's love of strawberries and pomegranates, both notably Red fruits. The 70-calorie-per-bottle drink is made with pure water, real fruit flavor and a touch of pure cane sugar. Each bottle of Strawberry-Pomegranate also contains electrolytes (213 mg of magnesium, 106 mg potassium, 50 mg sodium) and antioxidants (21% dv Vitamin A, 21% dv Zinc, 15% dv folic acid) for added benefit. Look for the flavor in stores around New England, including on the special Jacoby display at the front of most New England Stop & Shops as well as at Whole Foods Markets and Roche Brothers locations.

Owater makes three lines of healthy enhanced waters: infused owater, unsweetened owater and sport owater. owater drinks are made from purified water, natural flavor and functional enhancements; they do not contain fake sweeteners, high fructose corn syrup or artificial coloring. Infused owater, the company's all-natural alternative to high-sugar sports drinks, is available in seven flavors including Black Raspberry, Lime-Lemon, Peach-Mango, Pineapple-Orange-Banana, Blueberry, Coconut and new this summer, Jacoby's Strawberry-Pomegrante. Unsweetened owater, made from pure water, real fruit flavor and electrolytes, is available in Wild Berries, Lemon-Lime, Mandarin Orange, Peach and Strawberry. Sport owater is plain electrolyte water, also available in sport-top bottles. owater products are produced regionally and distributed nationally in chain and independent stores.

Founded by Nantucket-Nectar co-founder Tom First in 2006, owater is a privately-owned company based in Concord, Massachusetts. More information can be found at owater (http://www. owater. com).


US Air Force selects ODIN to Monitor and Maintain RFID Network at Eight Bases

US Air Force selects ODIN to Monitor and Maintain RFID Network at Eight Bases

The United States Air Force Global Logistics Support Center selected ODIN, the global leader in RFID software and solutions, to monitor and maintain its entire network of passive RFID readers deployed in the continental United States (CONUS), Alaska and Hawaii. The contract scope covers seven Air Force bases, one Navy base and nearly 150 passive RFID readers. ODIN will be responsible for updating firmware, determining proper configuration, and keeping performance optimized. The contract, including two option years, extends until January 2013. The seven Air Force bases and one Navy base covered under the contract with RFID networks installed include: Charleston AFB, SC; Dover AFB, DE; McChord AFB, WA; McGuire AFB, NJ; Norfolk NAT, VA; Travis AFB, CA; Elmendorf AFB, AK; Hikam AFB, HI. The contract is jointly administered by the United States Air Force AIT Office and Air Mobility Command (AMC).

Dayton, OH (PRWEB) January 27, 2010

The US Air Force Global Logistics Support Center selected ODIN, the global leader in RFID software and solutions, to monitor and maintain its entire network of passive RFID readers deployed in the continental United States (CONUS), Alaska and Hawaii. The contract scope covers seven Air Force bases, one Navy base and nearly 150 passive RFID readers. ODIN will be responsible for updating firmware, determining proper configuration, and keeping performance optimized. The contract, including two option years, extends until January 2013.

Passive RFID is growing significantly within the United States Department of Defense (DoD) as well as in commercial industry. The reason for the growth is a decline in price and an increase in performance, especially around tough-to-tag items like metal and liquids. The Air Force is using RFID to improve business process ranging from tracking hazardous material to receiving goods from suppliers.

"As one of the largest passive RFID networks in the government, the Air Force needs to be up and running gaining value from their RFID network 24/7. Our experience from nearly 300 RFID projects, including the largest Department of Defense passive RFID deployment, and all the research we put into EasyMonitor™ and support best practices will really pay dividends for the warfighter," commented Patrick J. Sweeney II, founder of ODIN. He continued, "Now that the Department of Defense is getting savvier around RFID, they realize that the old way of monitoring and maintaining the network would not scale. Consolidating the sustainment takes them to the next generation and opens a door to a higher level of performance."

The seven Air Force bases and one Navy base covered under the contract with RFID networks installed include:
 Charleston AFB, SC  Dover AFB, DE  McChord AFB, WA  McGuire AFB, NJ  Norfolk NAT, VA  Travis AFB, CA  Elmendorf AFB, AK  Hikam AFB, HI

About ODIN:
ODIN is the leader in packaged RFID solutions for healthcare, aerospace, financial services, and government agencies. Global organizations on five continents leverage ODIN's expert engineers and patented RFID software and monitoring tools to achieve accuracy, speed, and visibility for their RFID deployments. In addition to packaged solutions, implementations, and engineering, ODIN publishes the RFID Benchmark Series™, the industry's first and most referenced head-to-head performance analysis of RFID equipment. ODIN's RFID optimization software EasyRFID™ has been successfully used at dozens of companies across more than 265 sites worldwide to ensure accurate and scalable RFID implementations. ODIN serves clients from offices in Ashburn, Virginia; Dublin, Ireland; and Budapest, Hungary. For more information, visit www. odintechnologies. com

About EasyMonitor™
EasyMonitor™ is ODIN's patented RFID network monitoring tool built on a peer-to-peer architecture. The system allows remote management of RFID devices from anywhere in the world. EasyMonitor's™ software agent sits on the devices and integrates seamlessly into Tivoli, OpenView, Unnicenter, and other network management systems. ODIN offers EasyMonitor™ as a software or together with monitoring and management service.


Monday, December 22, 2008

The Gary Null Show and VoiceAmerica Set the Standard in Internet Radio

The Gary Null Show and VoiceAmerica Set the Standard in Internet Radio

Modavox, Inc. (OTCBB: MDVX), the leading online broadcast media company, announced today that The Gary Null Show had a 100% increase in listenership during the month of October.

Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) December 7, 2005

Modavox, Inc. (OTCBB: MDVX), the leading online broadcast media company, announced today that The Gary Null Show had a 100% increase in listenership during the month of October. According to Modavox Media traffic analysis, The Gary Null Show has been the number one ranked weekly show out of the 150 shows broadcast on the VoiceAmerica™ Network, as well as their number one daily show, for 11 consecutive months.

According to Alexa, the online web information service that tracks related links and traffic rankings on the worldwide web, VoiceAmerica has been the leading provider of internet talk radio for more than 6 years with a reach representing 28 million; and The Gary Null Show pulls 50% of the total VoiceAmerica™ Network listening audience.

David J. Ide, CEO, Modavox, Inc. says “The success of The Gary Null Show has assisted in reaching an ever broadening audience through the VoiceAmerica™ Network. We applaud the excellent job that Dr. Null has done in disseminating the latest information regarding health and wellness.”

According to Modavox server analysis, the sticky factor for The Gary Null Show is more than 4 times longer than the average online listening time. Gary Null listeners tune in for 21.5 minutes, while the average online experience is only 5 minutes.

“Also increasing is the popularity of The Gary Null Show podcasts and MP3 downloads of his past shows”, reports Gary Null’s Director of Media Relations, Deborah Bos. “GaryNull. com recent traffic reporting shows over 7200 Podcasts and MP3 downloads of Gary’s previous broadcasts per day.”

Online talk radio has the added advantage of worldwide distribution on the web. Gary Null’s audience now spans beyond the US borders to Australia, Europe, Canada, China, the United Kingdom and Russia. Null says, “Although I love my New York audience first and foremost, I appreciate the diversity and cultural perspectives of my new listeners from around the globe. What this tells me is that worldwide more and more people are turning to natural health and alternative medicine.” With such timely and important topics such as the impact of the CODEX and CAFTA to the WHO standards for vaccinations, Gary Null continues to inform, educate and impress the importance of health and health care issues on a global scale.

The Gary Null Show is America’s longest running, uninterrupted daily health talk show. Broadcast live each weekday from 12:00 p. m. – 1:00 p. m. EST on the VoiceAmerica™ Channel (voice. voiceamerica. com), and locally in New York City on WNYE, 91.5FM, it offers the latest information on health, nutrition, natural healing, self-empowerment and the environment. Each show features expert guests, live listener call-ins and in-depth, cutting-edge health news. The program is also re-broadcast on demand at the VoiceAmerica™ Health & Wellness Channel (health. voiceamerica. com) and syndicated on a variety of radio stations throughout the country.

Gary Null, Ph. D., is a New York Times best-selling author, journalist, educator, broadcaster, investigative reporter and environmental activist. He is an award-winning producer of television and film, and wins more awards for outstanding quality of broadcasting in radio than any of the nearly five hundred producers on the Pacifica Radio Network.

Through its VoiceAmerica™ Network (voiceamerica. com), Modavox Inc. (Modavox. com) is the leading producer and distributor of online, talk radio content. Modavox streams 150 programs weekly on its flagship VoiceAmerica™ Channel (voice. voiceamerica. com), VoiceAmerica™ Business Channel (business. voiceamerica. com) and VoiceAmerica™ Health Channel (health. voiceamerica. com). The VoiceAmerica Network, the leader in online talk radio, is the largest aggregator of Online Radio Content with over 70,000 hours of broadcast content. Since 1999, VoiceAmerica has introduced new personalities, products and programs to a rapidly expanding online audience.

In addition to its core focus on internet radio, Modavox is expanding its product offerings to include live and on demand corporate communications, distance learning, podcasting and webcasting.

For more information about Modavox and the VoiceAmerica™ Network, visit http://www. voiceamerica. com/ (http://www. voiceamerica. com/) or contact Denise Dion at 480.643.5632. Further information about The Gary Null Show can be obtained from http://www. garynull. com/ (http://www. garynull. com/) or by contacting Deborah Bos at 646.505.4660 x121.

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Foodservice Sales to Help U. S. Coffee Market Surpass $48 Billion By 2010

Foodservice Sales to Help U. S. Coffee Market Surpass $48 Billion By 2010

A new market research report from Packaged Facts, research publisher, focuses on the U. S. market for coffee and ready-to-drink coffee facts offers a comprehensive look at this $41 billion market.

New York, NY (PRWEB) February 9, 2006

As the second largest U. S. import -- second only to oil -- coffee is a hot commodity, and U. S. consumers down more cups of java than any other country in the world, mostly at coffee shops, restaurants or other foodservice venues. Sales of coffee are expected to grow by a compounded rate of 6.9% from 2005-2010, reaching $48.2 billion by 2010, according to The U. S. Market for Coffee and Ready-to-Drink Coffee, a new report from market research publisher Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch. com, the leading provider of industry-specific market research reports.

Packaged Facts estimates that the 2005 U. S. coffee market grew to $34.5 billion, an 8.7% jump over 2004. Foodservice is the largest sales channel, accounting for 87.9% of the market. Half of the coffee drunk “out” consists of “regular” coffee, while 42% is a specialty blend. Retail outlets account for the remaining 12.1% of sales, with ground coffee garnering the bulk of those sales.

While actual consumption of coffee is down, the price paid per cup is up significantly as consumer tastes have migrated toward higher-end, novelty brews.

“Across the board we’re seeing an upscaling of product as consumer demand soars,” said Don Montuori, the publisher of Packaged Facts. “Economy brands resurfacing in high-tech, easy-to-use containers; ‘pods’ taking off as a quick way to brew single-cup, espresso-based coffees; savvy marketing touting newly discovered health claims; and sustainable, organic and ‘fair trade’ beans coming into vogue; these and many other factors are driving the current coffee boom as consumer palates are becoming increasingly sophisticated and health - and eco-conscious.”

From bottle blends of Joe-on-the-go, to in-room, hotel coffee service, The U. S. Market for Coffee and Ready-to-Drink Coffee provides a comprehensive look at the enormous foodservice market for coffee and the innovative retail milieu. The report examines new product trends, offers competitive profiles of industry leaders, and analyzes consumer behaviors surrounding coffee. Priced at $3,000, this report can be purchased directly from Packaged Facts by clicking: http://www. packagedfacts. com/pub/1077450.html (http://www. packagedfacts. com/pub/1077450.html). It is also available at MarketResearch. com.

About Packaged Facts

Packaged Facts, a division of MarketResearch. com, publishes research reports on a wide range of consumer industries, including consumer goods and retailing, foods and beverages, and demographics. For more information visit www. PackagedFacts. com, or contact Tom Ehart at 240-747-3014.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

GreenerPackage. com Welcomes Executives from Wal-Mart, Marks & Spencer and other Leading Companies to Advisory Board

GreenerPackage. com Welcomes Executives from Wal-Mart, Marks & Spencer and other Leading Companies to Advisory Board

Summit Publishing Company's GreenerPackage. com has gained the support of industry's most influential voices in the movement toward more sustainable packaging; Sam's Club Director of Packaging, Amy Zettlemoyer-Lazar recently joined the new Website's Advisory Board.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 9, 2009

Authorities from some of the world's largest package-consuming companies and prominent advocates for sustainable packaging have joined the advisory board of Summit Publishing Company's GreenerPackage. com (http://www. greenerpackage. com (http://www. greenerpackage. com)). This new Web resource, launching at the end of the month, is dedicated to sustainable packaging information exchange for professionals at various points in the supply chain. Advisory board members are top retailers, packaging end users, suppliers, and consultants committed to promoting, creating and using more environmentally friendly packaging.

Amy Zettlemoyer-Lazar, Director of Packaging for Wal-Mart owned Sam's Club, last month joined the 16-member advisory board. Dr. Mark Caul, Senior Packaging Technologist at Marks & Spencer, has offered his expertise and support, as has the Manager of Packaging Sustainability at ConAgra. Other high-level professionals charged with package decision-making for their organizations are also on the board, including representatives from Sears, Kraft Foods, S. C. Johnson, Estée Lauder, Costco, Unilever, Frito-Lay, Victoria's Secret, Albertsons, and Cadbury Schweppes.

Comments Dave Newcorn, Summit Publishing Company's VP eMedia and the chief architect behind GreenerPackage. com, "Our advisory board has had a critical role in shaping GreenerPackage. com. As respected and influential leaders, these individuals will undoubtedly be among those who define packaging of tomorrow. With Summit's editorial resources, plus the involvement of our board, GreenerPackage. com will offer a gold mine of practical information and expertise on a wide spectrum of sustainable packaging topics. There is currently no other Web resource where packaging professionals can access this depth and caliber of information. Expert-guided discussion groups will offer GreenerPackage. com visitors an opportunity to interact with board members and to benefit by their considerable experience, knowledge and insights."

As part of the Greener Package brand, Summit Publishing Company will also produce a Greener Package product directory and an awards competition later in 2009.

About Summit Publishing Company
Chicago-based Summit Publishing Company is a business-to-business media company offering information for packaging professionals. Print magazines include flagship monthly Packaging World (www. packworld. com); the annual PACK EXPO Showcase; Healthcare Packaging, Shelf Impact!, and Contract Packaging. In addition to e-newsletters, Summit Publishing Company also produces Web casts and conferences for packaging professionals.

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Brush Your Dog's Teeth with Clay Toothpaste

Brush Your Dog's Teeth with Clay Toothpaste

Zion Health will be introducing ClayBrite toothpaste, their hottest selling item to veterinarians and pet stores nationwide as an exceptional aid to your pet's dental health.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 16, 2009

Zion Health, the world's largest manufacturer of Healing Clay remedies will be distributing ClayBrite Natural Toothpaste to Veterinarians and Pet Stores, offering pet owners a high quality toothpaste consisting of edible clay minerals that help absorb bacteria and prevent cavities.

"Certain types of Clay contain natural antibacterial properties that serve as an excellent remedy to bleeding gums and decaying teeth," states Haim Zion, president, of Zion Health. "Our clay toothpaste is an exceptional gum healing remedy for humans, however, pets can also receive the same benefit."

ClayBrite Natural Toothpaste consists of a unique type of clay called calcium motmorillonite. NASA research reported calcium monmorillonite is healthy to eat, and helps absorb harmful bacteria inside the body.

Calcium Montmorillonite Clay has been used for centuries as an effective detox remedy for stomach bacteria and intestinal ailments. Indigenous tribes commonly used a similar type of clay to help absorb poisons from foods, heal wounds, and clean their teeth.

Pet lovers will soon be able to purchase ClayBrite Natural Toothpaste at their local pet store or veterinarian office.

ClayBrite is currently available at local health food stores, select Whole Food Stores and online at www. kanwaminerals. com.

Media Contact:
My Sung
650-877-7330 x251
Email: info (at) zionhealth (dot) net
Www. zionhealth. net

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Audrey Ignatoff Receives 2005 Leadership Award

Audrey Ignatoff Receives 2005 Leadership Award

Audrey Ignatoff has received the 2005 Leadership Award.

East Windsor, NJ (PRWEB) March 28, 2006

Audrey Ignatoff received a 2005 Leadership Award, and was appointed as a Chairperson for the National Business Advisory Council for New Jersey and Businesswoman of the Year from New Jersey. She also received an invitation to the presidential dinner on March 16, 2006.

Ms. Ignatoff is the president of Senior Arts and Systems, a consulting company dedicated to providing education, training, and advocacy in areas concerning the disabled and elderly. She provides seminars for professionals, consumers, and caregivers on health care, health care reform, and pro-life issues. Her lastest book is entitled, Rembering Terri Schiavo: Reflections of a Health Care Warrior. She is now preparing a free e-book on preventing medication problems in seniors.

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

MayoClinic. com Recognized in the 12th Annual Webby Awards

MayoClinic. com Recognized in the 12th Annual Webby Awards

Mayo Clinic's consumer health information site, www. MayoClinic. com, has been recognized as an "Official Honoree" for the health category in the 12th Annual Webby Awards, an international awards program honoring excellence on the Internet.

Rochester, Minn. (PRWEB) May 29, 2008

Mayo Clinic's consumer health information site, www. MayoClinic. com, has been recognized as an "Official Honoree" for the health category in the 12th Annual Webby Awards, an international awards program honoring excellence on the Internet.

This year's program received nearly 10,000 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states. Fewer than 15 percent of the entries were deemed Official Honorees. 

"The team at MayoClinic. com is delighted to receive this recognition," says Roger Harms, M. D., medical editor-in-chief for MayoClinic. com. "This distinction recognizes our efforts to provide evidence-based quality information and tools to help individuals lead healthier lives."

Hailed as the "Oscars of the Internet" by the New York Times, the Webby Awards recognize achievement on the Internet, including Web sites, interactive advertising, online film and video, and mobile Web sites. The awards are judged by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization that includes David Bowie, Harvey Weinstein, Arianna Huffington, AKQA Global Creative Director Rei Inamoto, Matt Groening, Jamie Oliver, Internet inventor Vinton Cerf, and RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser.

About MayoClinic. com
Launched in 1995 and visited more than 14 million times a month, this award-winning Web site offers health information, self-improvement and disease management tools to empower people to manage their health. Produced by a team of Web professionals and medical experts, MayoClinic. com gives users access to the experience and knowledge of the more than 3,300 physicians and scientists of Mayo Clinic. MayoClinic. com offers intuitive, easy-to-use tools such as "Symptom Checker" and "First-Aid Guide" for fast answers about health conditions ranging from common to complex; as well as an A-Z library of more than 850 diseases and conditions, in-depth sections on 24 common diseases and conditions, 16 healthy living areas including food and nutrition, recipes, fitness and weight control, videos, animations and features such as "Ask a Specialist" and "Drug Watch." Users can sign up for a free weekly e-newsletter called "Housecall" which provides the latest health information from Mayo Clinic. For more information, visit www. mayoclinic. com.

To obtain the latest news releases from Mayo Clinic, go to www. mayoclinic. org/news (http://www. mayoclinic. org/news). MayoClinic. com (www. mayoclinic. com) is available as a resource for your health stories.


Monday, December 15, 2008

Vibrational Training by Barclay-Webb - a New Concept in Fitness

Vibrational Training by Barclay-Webb - a New Concept in Fitness

A new Health and Fitness concept for all

(PRWEB) February 19, 2005

Celebrity Personal Fitness Trainer and Consultant, Kevin Barclay-Webb was the first to introduce Vibrational Training to this country.

He came across this unique training and equipment whilst on a business trip to Holland. NASA Scientists use vibrational training equipment to increase astronauts bone density when they return to terrafirma.

There are copious amounts of research into vibrational training from Leuvens University, Dr Sarah Jarvis from The Royal College of Medicine, Bayern University, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research to name but a few. Incidentally, Dr June Goodfield is currently trialling the VibroGym to assist in the prevention of Osteoporosis.

Barclay-Webb set up a unique training programme on a VibroGym, a sophisticated exercise and therapeutic machine that uses vibrational technology based on decades of Russian research and development.

The VibroGym is the latest state of the art vibrational machine that can be applied to all fields of fitness and athletics. It has won numerous awards for innovation in fitness equipment and it is scientifically proven to increase bone density, metabolism and reduce weight loss in 3 x 12 minute workouts as opposed to one and a half hours conventional training.

Vibration Training has assisted many members of the public including a teacher from Bristol who lost 9 stone in 10 months and a former Police Officer who was told she would never walk again after being paralysed whilst investigating a burglary. She is now walking again with one stick and driving.

Barclay-Webb trains some of the UK's top sporting personalities and celebrities with his unique vibrational training programmes they include ex Fame Academy's Louise Griffiths (Jensen Button's Fiancee),Shirley Bassey, Ivana Trump, Terry Venables, Colin Montgomerie, Portsmouth Football Club, Les Ferdinand, Eamonn Holmes to name but a few.

He is now compiling vibrational training programmes for Jump jockeys who will no longer need to starve themselves before race meetings because he can increase their metabolism with the right programmes and equipment.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

No Lectures Please

No Lectures Please

National Strength and Conditioning Association Symposium provides hands-on instruction

(PRWEB) May 21, 2004

Have you ever been to an educational session where you feel yourself slipping into a mild coma? As the speaker drones on, you are held captive in the classroom. Continuing education is extremely important for fitness professionals, but more often than not, the material is mind numbing.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is changing the age-old approach to continuing education with its Lifting for Power Symposium, June 11-12, 2004 at the newly opened NSCA World Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“Those who attend this symposium will not only get classroom style lectures on power development, but (within the same facility) will gain hands-on experience to help teach their athletes and clients,” stated Michael Barnes, CSCS, *D, NSCA-CPT, Director of Education for the NSCA. “They’ll hopefully be able to take what they’ve learned and apply it right away because they’ve actually performed the exercises first hand.”

The NSCA symposium is taught by a group of seven strength and conditioning experts, from across the country, who practice what they preach. Each presenter brings years of experience and helpful hints on training athletes, clients, and patients. During the two-day clinic, attendees will learn the scientific basis and rationale for strength and conditioning, focusing specifically on power training and its application to various sports, and how to teach proper lifting technique for barbell and dumbbell Olympic exercises.

This practical hands-on course, sponsored in part by M-F Athletic—Perform Better, allows attendees to gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of power training. Be prepared to break a sweat—you’ll be lifting more than just your pencil.

Where: NSCA World Headquarters. 1885 Bob Johnson Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

Hotel Accommodations: DoubleTree Hotel, 1775 East Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80906. 1-719-576-8900. Mention the NSCA symposium for special room rates.

When: June 11-12, 2004. Registration begins at 7 a. m. on Friday June 11. Sessions begin

At 8 a. m.

Cost: $245 for NSCA members, $430 for non-members. Registration cost includes text, Explosive Lifting for Sports, and course workbook.

Speakers: Michael Barnes, NSCA Education Director; Paul Fleschler, Interim MenÂ’s Resident Coach and Technical Director-USA Weightlifting; John Graham, Vice President - Allentown Sports Medicine and Human Performance Center; William Kraemer, Professor in the Human Performance Laboratory in the Department of Kinesiology-University of Connecticut; Peter Melanson, NSCA Education Programs Coordinator; Steven Plisk, Sports Performance Director-Velocity Sports Performance; Allen Hedrick, Head Strength and Conditioning Coach-US Air Force Academy.

Continuing Education (CEUs): 1.6 credits given by the NSCA, 16 credits given by National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA).

For More Information: Contact the NSCA Conference Department at 800-815-6826 or visit the NSCA web site at www. nsca-lift. org.

The National Strength and Conditioning Association is the leading authority on strength and conditioning. For 27 years, the NSCA has bridged science and application to provide reliable, research-based, strength and conditioning information to its members and the general public. With nearly 30,000 members worldwide, the NSCA is the largest health and fitness association in the world. For more information on NSCA professional journals, cutting edge conferences, educational text and videos, or other services, visit the website at www. nsca-lift. org.

Members of the Media: Please join us for this hands-on symposium. To receive a brochure and schedule of events, or to register for a complimentary press pass, contact Robyn Curtis

719-632-6722, or email: rcurtis@nsca-lift. org.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

New Web Site Offers Alternative, Effective Way to Lose Weight

New Web Site Offers Alternative, Effective Way to Lose Weight

Dieters take notice: The New Web site (http://www. aboutgrapefruitdiet. com) provides easy, excellent diet plan that promotes good health.

Ferndale, WA (PRWEB) April 17, 2008

In today's world of instant gratification, dieters are just like anyone else. They are looking for a way to drop pounds quickly, so that they can impress at the office or simply feel better about themselves. Many expensive diets offer people the opportunity to spend months and hundreds of dollars on products that may or may not be effective. A new Web site at http://www. aboutgrapefruitdiet. com (http://www. aboutgrapefruitdiet. com) is offering information on a diet that has been proven to work for just about everyone, granted the strict rules are adhered to.

Fad diets are becoming more and more popular in today's world, but not many are as simple as the diet being discussed on Aboutgrapefruitdiet. com. There, people can find all of the information that they need on the different aspects of the grapefruit diet. From success stories to the few warnings about the diet, it is all right there on the page. The Web site hopes that they provide a little bit of insight on something new that people can try instead of an expensive diet.

Aboutgrapefruitdiet. com (http://www. aboutgrapefruitdiet. com (http://www. aboutgrapefruitdiet. com)) is set on being the most comprehensive place for people to come in order to find out exactly what they should be eating, what they should not be eating, and any other questions that they might have had. Though the Web site offers both recommendations and warnings in regards to the diet, it is geared more towards those people who are interested in using grapefruits to lose weight.

Currently, the site is expanding, offering more sections and more information on how people can take advantage of the grapefruit diet today. There is always new information being added to keep things fresh and exciting.

"This Web site opened my eyes to a new way to lose weight that I was not aware of," one Aboutgrapefruitdiet. com visitor said. "I was looking for something effective and new -- this Web site provided that for me, so I am thankful."

Aboutgrapefruitdiet. com was established in 2008 as the home for information on the very popular grapefruit diet. It is currently offering information regarding the diet, as well as other pertinent health information about grapefruit that visitors might be looking for.

For more more information on the diet, visit the Web site at http://www. aboutgrapefruitdiet. com (http://www. aboutgrapefruitdiet. com). The author, YS Foo, can be reached at ysfoo71 @ gmail. com.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Intertech Launches New JUnit Training Course

Intertech Launches New JUnit Training Course

Intertech (http://www. Intertech. com) has announced it is launching a new JUnit training offering. Taught in Intertech's Express format, this course teaches JUnit in one day.

Saint Paul, MN (Vocus/PRWEB) January 24, 2011

JUnit is the defacto standard framework for unit testing Java™ applications. Intertech’s Express JUnit teaches programmers how to setup, design and build unit tests that greatly improve the quality of their software.

"JUnit is the standard for testing Java applications. Our Express offering teaches the fundamentals in one day," stated Intertech Partner, Instructor, and Author James White.

This JUnit training course covers:

JUnit Intro
--Origins and foundation
--Rules of unit testing
--Obtaining, setup, configure JUnit
--Unit test execution
--JUnit API

Test case/class
--Test methods
--Assert methods
--Test suite
--Test runner
--Additional API and Best Practices

Additional JUnit annotations
--Exception testing
--Test Timeouts
--Hamcrest Matchers
--What to test
--Unit test naming
--Test organization
--Software Testing

Why unit testing
--Types of tests
--Types of unit tests
--Black vs. white box testing
--Code coverage
--Testable code
--Test-driven development
--Stubs and Mock Objects

Simulating missing objects
--Mock Objects and Mock Frameworks
--Stub vs. Mock
--JUnit Extensions

--Unit testing and non-Java
--JUnit extensions and tools

--DbUnit - to unit test the persistence layer
--JWebUnit - to unit test Java Web applications

Intertech's Express JUnit training is one of many courses offered in Intertech's full line-up of Java training.

Intertech is a Microsoft Gold Partner, a Microsoft Inner Circle member, a six time winner of the Best Places to Work in Minnesota, a winner of The Business Journal and Optum Health's Minnesota's Healthiest Small Business Employer, a finalist in the Wall Street Journal’s Winning Workplaces award, a multi-year winner of the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 awards for company growth, a winner of the Forbes ASAP growth award, and a winner of the Minnesota Fast 50 growth award. Intertech has been in Inc., Forbes, Upsize magazine, the Star Tribune, the Business Journal, the Pioneer Press, the Hudson Star-Observer, Minnesota Business, and Twin Cities Business Monthly.

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Monday, December 8, 2008

North Texas Tea Party and Conservative Grassroots Groups Join Together for Lone Star Tea Party Tax Day Rally April 15, 2010

North Texas Tea Party and Conservative Grassroots Groups Join Together for Lone Star Tea Party Tax Day Rally April 15, 2010

Participants will sign 50-foot "Postcard from Texas" Banner to be hand-delivered to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) April 8, 2010

An unprecedented coalition of Metroplex conservative grassroots and tea party groups will join together to host the Lone Star Tea Party Tax Day Rally on April 15, 2010. To date, twenty-four area groups are actively participating in the event, which will be held at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The Lone Star Tea Party is a non-partisan event connecting friends and neighbors who are fed up with the direction this country is headed, want to preserve the U. S. Constitution and limit the government to the powers granted therein. In addition to both local and nationally known speakers, the rally will feature the “Postcard from Texas,” a 50-foot-long banner on which participants may write a personal message to Washington. The “postcard” will be hand delivered to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

The emcee for the event will be Mark Davis of WBAP, the highest rated talk radio host in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Mark Davis will be joined by Mike Gallagher of KSKY and Jeff Bolton of KLIF.

April 15, 2010
QuikTrip Park
1600 Lone Star Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Families welcomed, Free Event
Gates open 4:30pm for pre-show activities for kids and concessions
Main Show begins 7pm
VIP passes & corporate sponsorships available

"This is the first major organized event whereby a majority of local tea party and 912 groups have come together to be united in North Texas," said Mel Moss, President, Arlington Tea Party, Inc. "The mo-mentum of the tea parties continues to grow as people become more frustrated with elected politicians and special interest groups."

"We are excited Mark Davis is hosting our event, and we know the people of Texas will benefit from hearing his views on individual liberties, freedom and the Constitution," said Kaaren Teuber, a leader of the grassroots group Texoma Patriots. "The recent back room deals and arrogance in Washington that rammed the Health Care bill down the throats of the American people will result in layoffs, cutbacks in benefits, and rationed healthcare. We must unite together, speak with a single voice, and change the direction of this country."

"Our elected officials can't continue to ignore the wishes of the people and expect us to forget come election day," said Ken Emanuelson, a member of the Steering Committee for Dallas Tea Party "This rally is a golden opportunity for our movement to build our collective membership base and come together to make our voices heard." 

The event is presented by the following conservative groups in North Texas: Allen Area Patriots, Ar-lington Tea Party, The Boiling Point Keller, Carrollton Tea Party, Central Texas 912, Dallas Tea Party, Ellis County Conservatives, Farmers Brand Tea Party, Flowermound Tea Party, Frisco Tea Party, Garland Tea Party, Irving Tea Party, Mansfield 912, McKinney Tea Party, NE Tarrant Tea Party, North Central Texas Tea Party, North Texas Tea Party, Plano Tea Party, Richardson Tea Party, Texoma Patriots, We the People of Ellis County, and Weatherford Tea Party.

The Event’s main show will begin at 7 p. m. at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie. Gates will open at 4:30pm with entertainment, pre-show activities for kids, and concessions at the ballpark. We encourage everyone to bring signs for the event with words showing their frustrations with the policies and direction this country is headed. The main show will have speakers, entertainment, and food, and the whole family is wel-come. The event is free, but there are VIP passes and corporate sponsorships available to help offset the production of the event.


Sunday, December 7, 2008

Silicone Breast Implants, Top Surgical Procedure for Women: Leading Plastic Surgeon Dispels Myths on This Increasingly Popular Option

Silicone Breast Implants, Top Surgical Procedure for Women: Leading Plastic Surgeon Dispels Myths on This Increasingly Popular Option

According to Eleanor Barone, MD, an aesthetic plastic surgeon at Advanced Dermatology and The Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in NY and Long Island, "After a 14-year ban, the Food and Drug Administration once again gave its blessing to silicone breast implants. It didn't take long for American women to get the news: breast augmentation is now the top surgical procedure for women. The ASAPS reports that there were nearly 384 thousand breast augmentation surgeries in 2006. We know now that silicone implants are both safe and effective."

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 29, 2007

After a 14-year ban, the Food and Drug Administration once again gave its blessing to silicone breast implants, announcing late last year that silicone-gel implants from two companies - Mentor and Allergan - are now available to women ages 22 and older seeking to reconstruct or augment their breasts.

It didn't take long for American women to get the news: breast augmentation is now the top surgical procedure for women, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In fact, the ASAPS reports that there were nearly 384 thousand breast augmentation surgeries in 2006. Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a procedure in which a surgeon inserts an implant behind each breast to enhance its size and/or shape. Most people think of increasing breast size as the only reason a woman might consider breast augmentation surgery, but many choose to have the procedure in order reconstruct one or both breasts after a mastectomy, to restore breast volume lost through pregnancy, dramatic weight loss or the simple fact of aging.

"Surgeons have been using silicone implants since the 1960s," says Eleanor Barone, MD, an aesthetic plastic surgeon at Advanced Dermatology and The Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery. Some people had suggested a link between silicone and a variety of health problems, and in 1991, the FDA concluded that the data submitted by silicone-implant manufacturers did not provide adequate information on the benefits and risks of these devices. "But we know now that silicone implants are both safe and effective." In fact, she notes, a study just published in The Annals of Plastic Surgery found that silicone breast implants do not increase the risk of any serious diseases.

In that report, researchers at the International Epidemiology Institute in Rockville, Md., and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., reviewed more than a dozen studies evaluating the risk of cancer in women with cosmetic breast implants. These studies, the researchers found, have been "remarkably consistent" in showing no evidence of an increase in any type of cancer in women with silicone implants. They also many other studies that concluded that there's no link between breast implants and connective tissue diseases (such as fibromyalgia, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis) or to neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis. There's also no evidence that children born to women with breast implants are more likely to have birth defects or other health problems.

Silicones are a family of chemical compounds made from silicon, a naturally occurring element found in sand and rock that becomes silicone when combined with oxygen, carbon and hydrogen (next to oxygen, silicon is the most common element in the earth's crust). Silicones have been used for over 50 years in products like hairspray and moisturizing creams, as well as medical devices such as artificial joints, catheters, and facial implants.

The FDA's decision to approve silicone-filled breast implants is good news for patients looking to improve the appearance of their breasts, says Dr. Barone. For one thing, it gives women an option over saline-filled implants. "All breast implants are made from a solid silicone rubber shell that's filled with either saline solution (sterile salt water) or elastic silicone gel," she explains. There are advantages and disadvantages to both types, but, generally speaking, silicone implants just look and feel more natural, Dr. Barone says.

Silicone gel is viscous, she says. "It has a thick, sticky consistency that's a lot like human fat, which is a large component of female breast tissue." On the other hand, saline solution isn't compressible, so it looks - and feels - firmer. "Saline implants can feel like water balloons," she explains. And the bigger the implant, the more that becomes a problem.

Of course, as with any other medical device or surgery, breast implants are not without risk, Dr, Barone stresses. "Any man-made device has a finite life span," she says. "It may need to be replaced, and it can tear, although that possibility is rare." If a saline-filled implant ruptures, the implant will deflate and the water will be absorbed harmlessly by the body. If a silicone implant ruptures, the gel may remain within the shell or rarely escape into the breast. (Today's silicone-filled implants are less likely to rupture than earlier models, thanks to a multi-layer shell.) "If your silicone implant breaks or leaks, you might not be aware of it," Dr. Barone cautions. For that reason, you should have an ultrasound exam or MRI screening every year to assess the condition of your implants. And just as you would if you didn't have implants, you also should practice a monthly breast self-exam and schedule regular diagnostic breast screenings.

Bio: Eleanor Jane Barone, M. D., is a widely respected surgeon and expert on plastic surgery procedures for both face and body. She is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery since 2003. Born in Vicenza, Italy, and fluent in Italian, Spanish and English, Dr. Barone was surgical resident and, later, chief resident in the department of surgery at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. Before joining Advanced Dermatology in August, she was in private practice in Sarasota, and Bradenton, Florida, as well as Kahului, Hawaii. Dr. Barone and Advanced Dermatology and The Center for Laser & Cosmetic Surgery have been used as a resource center educating dermatologists, laser surgeons and cosmetic surgeons and others about lasers, cancer and cosmetic surgery. www. advancedd. com.


Linda Mackenzie's "Psychic Secrets Unveiled" Exhibit Debuts at Paranormal Museum in New Orleans

Linda Mackenzie's "Psychic Secrets Unveiled" Exhibit Debuts at Paranormal Museum in New Orleans

Opening January 24 in New Orleans at the PARAPLEX - paranormal observatory, lab and museum, PSYCHIC SECRETS UNVEILED, a comprehensive interactive museum exhibit, brings answers to the ancient wonder and modern day questions about psychic ability.

Manhattan Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 14, 2009

For the 1st time this comprehensive, interactive museum exhibit brings answers to the ancient wonder and modern day questions about psychic ability.

The PSYCHIC SECRETS UNVEILED exhibit opening January 24 in New Orleans at the PARAPLEX, a paranormal observatory, lab and museum, reveals the secrets of psychic ability gleaned from world renowned and respected psychic Linda Mackenzie's personal 50 year study and practice of metaphysics and the paranormal. "We all have Psychic Ability," purports Mackenzie, "It's time to understand." The exhibit is a pet project for Mackenzie who values giving information in truth and integrity - and this exhibit is no exception.

Museum visitors can marvel at the exhibit's simple presentation of complex information which pierces the myths and misinformation about psychics in the world today. As visitors walk through the path of psychic energy, they will see, hear, touch and learn where psychic ability comes from, examine the seventeen distinct and separate kinds of psychic ability and get tips on how to select a true psychic. Displays of little known psychic protection tools that have spanned the ages and many cultures are also presented.

The exhibit culminates in a startling discovery as it answers the question about the biggest secret of all - Who is the most famous, trusted psychic in the world today? Get the answer by attending the PSYCHIC SECRETS UNVEILED exhibit at The PARAPLEX in New Orleans.

Linda Mackenzie has been psychic since the age of 8. At 21 she was busting false psychics in New York City. A worldwide psychic interpreter for political figures, corporations and celebrities Linda, no longer in private practice, only provides free readings on her 12-year running radio show "Creative Health & Spirit" found at www. HealthyLife. Net and syndicated on 22 Internet stations, including Microsoft's Radio Tuner®, WiFi, PDAs and Smartphones. The first women telecom engineer in any airline in the world, Linda owned several cutting-edge businesses, including the 1st used PC store in America in 1983, before becoming Founder and General Manager of HealthyLife. Net Radio Network. She has appeared on almost all major TV and cable networks and in several award-winning documentaries on the paranormal. www. lindmackenzie. net

The PARAPLEX, an actively haunted 3-story, 14,000 square foot mansion located at 4800 Canal Street in New Orleans is the world's first paranormal attraction and event center of its kind - a 24/7 Interactive Paranormal Observatory, Laboratory & Museum! Filled with interactive exhibits, paranormal art galleries, guided tours, special events and a screening room - the Paraplex is designed to excite all your six senses. www. paraplex. net


Friday, December 5, 2008

Edge Level Web Directory Launches

Edge Level Web Directory Launches

New directory allows regular submission free of charge.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2006

Fireside Media, the web investment company that has created sites such as SoundGrid. net and gInside. com among others, has just launched its newest project, EdgeLevel. com

Edge Level is a web directory featuring dozens of the best web sites from all over the Internet in a number of different categories. Edge Level is very new, but already has links to health, software, education, sports and entertainment, business, arts, and dozens of other types of web sites.

If you are a webmaster, you can submit your web site for inclusion at no cost. Edge Level is also selling a limited number of Featured Links at just under $15 that will be featured on the directory home page and have more visibility than standard links. If you have a web site but cannot find an appropriate category, there is a “Suggest a Category” section where you can contact the link manager and request that a new category is added to the directory with your link. The site also has a Google News section with all of the latest headlines from gInside. com, Fireside Media’s Google blog.

“We wanted to create a complete web directory” said Edge Level owner Steven Smith. “Our goal with the Edge Level directory is to centralize some of the Internet’s best and most useful web sites at one central resource where they can easily be found by Internet surfers. We have only been online for a few weeks but already have nearly 100 web sites listed and are adding more daily. To assure quality, we check the integrity of each web site before inclusion into our directory.”

You can visit the directory and check out some of the web sites at http://www. edgelevel. com (http://www. edgelevel. com).

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Giving Can Be Delicious -- Tickets for the Feb. 6 Bay View Community Center Benefit Wine Tasting Are Now On Sale

Giving Can Be Delicious -- Tickets for the Feb. 6 Bay View Community Center Benefit Wine Tasting Are Now On Sale

The benefit, which is sponsored by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, will be held at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino's elegant new Woodland Dreams Ballroom. Proceeds from the event will be used to support Bay View Community Center programs focused on strengthening families and developing individuals.

Milwaukee, WI (PRWEB) January 21, 2010

Tickets for the Saturday, Feb. 6, 7-10 p. m. Bay View Community Center wine tasting are now on sale. The benefit, which is sponsored by the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, will be held at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino's elegant new Woodland Dreams Ballroom, 1721 W. Canal St., in Milwaukee.

Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. The tickets may be purchased by phone, mail or in person (credit cards accepted) at the Bay View Community Center, (414) 482-1000, 1320 E. Oklahoma Ave, Milwaukee.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support Bay View Community Center programs focused on strengthening families and developing individuals. Linda Nieft, CEO for the nonprofit organization, says, "The economic downturn has greatly increased the need for our programs. Funds raised from this fun event will be used to continue, and hopefully expand, our services to people of all ages in our community. Just in the last year more than 4,799 individuals from 1,779 families received assistance from our Emergency Food Pantry. Last year the Center served 2,784 program participants with a total attendance of 17,024 at programs."

In addition to more than 40 quality-crafted wines (selected by local wine aficionado and national wine supplier Tom Vaughan) and light hors d'oeurvres, a silent auction featuring items donated by generous companies and individuals will be featured. Items for bid include:
Two round-trip tickets to California Wine Country (sponsored by Air Tran) Ladies cocktail ring with 15 diamonds (in time for Valentine's Day) Overnight stay on Chicago's Magnificent Mile Leather airline seats (deluxe home TV/DVD/game seating) Lake Express tickets Brandon Jennings basketball Aaron Rodgers canvas print Restaurant certificates Specially selected wines And more.

As a bonus, the Potawatomi Bingo Casino, known throughout the Midwest for its great restaurants, is offering ticket holders 15 percent off dining in any of its restaurants before the event.

For more than 30 years, the Bay View Community Center, in partnership with United Way of Greater Milwaukee, has helped to improve the lives of individuals and families in southeastern Wisconsin by providing programs focusing on life skills, health and wellness, food and nutrition, support groups for individuals with special needs, recreation/fitness and educational trips and tours.

For more information about the Bay View Community Center, visit www. bayviewcenter. org or call (414) 482-1000.


Thursday, December 4, 2008

Modern Physician Announces 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare

Modern Physician Announces 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives in Healthcare

Ron Anderson, President and CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas, has been voted by the readers of Modern Physician as the most powerful physician executive in healthcare.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) July 23, 2005

Ron Anderson, President and CEO of Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, Texas, has been voted by the readers of Modern Physician as the most powerful physician executive in healthcare.

More than 1,100 nominations were received for this yearÂ’s ballot, with more than 3,100 votes cast to determine the final 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives. James Mongan, President and CEO of Partners HealthCare System in Boston came in second, while Sen. William Frist (R-Tenn.) ranked third.

“It is a validation that things you stand for mean something to people. It is the community accolades that are very important, particularly from peers, which is why being on this list matters a lot,” said Ron Anderson in response to his number one ranking.

The ranking of the 50 Most Powerful Physician Executives appears in the July 2005 issue of Modern Physician.

"Without much national notice or fanfare, physicians have assumed a number of key leadership positions within and outside of the healthcare industry," said David Burda, editor of Modern Physician. "Our readers have noticed, and this list represents just 50 of the thousands of physician executives working to make the healthcare system better for patients and their families.”

For more information on this ranking or to view the complete list of powerful physician executives, visit Modern Physician online at www. modernphysician. com.

About Modern Physician

Published quarterly, Modern Physician is the only publication targeted at physician executives, leaders and entrepreneurs. In addition to print, Modern Physician offers a suite of electronic publications that provide this growing segment of the healthcare industry with business news and information to help improve their business and administrative lives. Additional Modern Physician products include Stat (daily e-newsletter), Health IT Strategist (monthly e-zine) and modernphysician. com (website).


Latitude Finds That People Want Real-Time Information to Make Smarter Food Purchases

Latitude Finds That People Want Real-Time Information to Make Smarter Food Purchases

New study finds that people want real-time information to make smarter food purchases. Download Latitude's summary of findings for The Interactive Future of Food study at http://www. life-connected. com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/The-Interactive-Future-of-Food-Latitude-Research. pdf.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) July 22, 2010

As smartphone adoption continues to increase, people expect mobile devices to improve their everyday lives - right down to making smart decisions about food, according to Latitude's newest study The Interactive Future of Food (http://www. life-connected. com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/The-Interactive-Future-of-Food-Latitude-Research. pdf).

Latitude (http://www. latd. com) is an international research consultancy that explores how new information and communications technologies can enhance human experiences. The study, designed by senior analyst Marina Miloslavsky, collected and analyzed data from participants across the world that shared personal narratives about a time they needed more information while grocery shopping. Participants were then asked to imagine new or existing technology solutions that they felt would best address their needs.

The goal of the study was to learn how technology could be applied in innovative ways to help people access food information at the moment of purchase - to assist good decision-making and to create a more intelligent store experience.

More than half (56%) of study participants expressed a need for more product information such as health, food origins, organic vs. non-organic, farming practices, food safety or ingredient details, while 31% requested information that was logistical in nature, such as location in store, price and inventory status.

"We chose food shopping for this study because it's an experience we all have in common. We found that people want to make better decisions and, regardless of age and technology adoption, now inherently expect mobile technology to help them do so," explains Neela Sakaria, Vice President of Latitude. "This now-mainstream desire to access relevant information at the exact moment it matters most has far-ranging implications for brands and retailers - implications which they've only just begun to explore."

Regardless of the type of information sought, participants (3 in 10 - which was six times the number who actually used smartphones while shopping) were equally likely to suggest a mobile phone solution, with 43% of these participants specifying the use of a smartphone application. 16% of all participants went so far as to mention barcode scanning (including mobile-ready QR codes) or RFID tags/sensors as a means of instantly accessing background product information through physical, device-driven interactions with the product itself.

The study findings suggest that improved information access via mobile solutions can have a significant impact on offline purchasing decisions - which means that retailers can profit by providing customers with in-store tools to retrieve additional product information. People want to make healthy, environmentally conscious choices and new technology solutions can help by improving the way we shop for food, the way it gets delivered and ultimately, the way it is produced and distributed.

"Study participants intuitively understood how real-time technology can improve purchasing decisions, which presents a growing opportunity for both retailers and brands to build positive relationships with customers. But it also means marketers should be wary of trying to 'pull one over' on people," adds Sakaria. "Thanks to mobile, people will be bringing to bear not only everything they've heard about your brand before walking into the store, but also everything that's possible to learn on the Web while standing right in front of your product in the grocery aisle. If retailers and brands don't jump in and actively provide customers with that information, they'll inevitably find it elsewhere."

Study Findings Now Available
A summary of findings for Latitude's The Interactive Future of Food study is available for download at http://www. life-connected. com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/The-Interactive-Future-of-Food-Latitude-Research. pdf (http://www. life-connected. com/cms/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/The-Interactive-Future-of-Food-Latitude-Research. pdf).

For more about Latitude as a company, please go to http://latd. com (http://latd. com), email life-connected(at)latd(dot)com, or call 978.921.0712.

For other studies in Latitude's open innovation series, please go to http://life-connected. com (http://life-connected. com).

For more news updates and research findings, follow Latitude on Twitter @latddotcom and become a Facebook fan at http://www. facebook. com/pages/Latitude-Research/94732497949 (http://www. facebook. com/pages/Latitude-Research/94732497949).

About the Study
The 2010 Interactive Future of Food study was designed by Latitude (and published in conjunction with Shareable. net) to understand how new connectivity - improved accessibility, transparency, organization and socialization of information - alters our desires and decisions around food and food-purchasing, with implications for retail experiences in general.

Latitude asked nearly 100 participants to tell them a personal narrative about a specific time they needed more information while food shopping, and then asked each participant to suggest an innovative technology solution which could address that information need.

Latitude 42s: an Open Innovation Series
Latitude 42s (http://www. life-connected. com/about/) are an ongoing series of open innovation research studies that Latitude publishes in the spirit of knowledge-sharing and opportunity discovery. Unified by a common digital thread, the 42s explore a range of everyday human experiences most likely to shape the future of commerce, communication, and civic life, from food information access to the new sharing economy to the Internet of Things.

About Latitude
Latitude (http://www. latd. com (http://www. latd. com)) is an international research consultancy exploring how new information and communications technologies can enhance human experiences. Latitude's user-centered research approach unites generative, media-based methods with robust quantitative analysis to identify concrete opportunities for Web-based innovation.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Former Miss America Kirsten Haglund Honors Fallen Soldiers with Release of A Single, Heroes Never Die, This Memorial Day Proceeds Benefiting TAPS Organization

Former Miss America Kirsten Haglund Honors Fallen Soldiers with Release of A Single, Heroes Never Die, This Memorial Day Proceeds Benefiting TAPS Organization

Nautilus Records teams up with 2008 Miss America Winner Kirsten Haglund to release Heroes Never Die. The single, out this Memorial Day weekend, pays tribute to fallen soldiers, with proceeds benefitting the TAPS Organization.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2010

Nautilus Records teams up with 2008 Miss America Winner Kirsten Haglund to release Heroes Never Die. The single, out this Memorial Day weekend, pays tribute to fallen soldiers, with proceeds benefitting the TAPS Organization.

Kirsten Haglund's single, Heroes Never Die, will be available on iTunes, Amazon. com & all other digital storefronts this Memorial Day weekend.

Steven Ennis, owner of Nautilus Records, envisioned Heroes Never Die, as a means to honor fallen American soldiers. Steve called on Kathleen Lantos and David Cochrane of KD Cosmic Songs to help write the single. Kirsten Haglund graced the song with her angelic vocals. Taking a page from her reign as Miss America, Kirsten's vocals help create a patriotic infused pop single that is a tribute to all soldiers. Proceeds from sales will benefit the TAPS Organization.

Since winning Miss America, Kirsten Hugland has traveled around the World working with the Armed Forces and the USO. She has also served as Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network and was a spokesperson for Zerosmoke ©. Most recently, Kirsten has become an advocate for increased awareness of eating disorders as a public health priority, speaking at Harvard University, the National Press Club and for the United States Congress. She is also a frequent contributor to Sean Hannity's Great American Panel (Fox News Channel.) Kirsten is currently finishing her Bachelor's degree in Political Science in Atlanta, Georgia and is signed to Nautilus Records.

Since its founding in 1994 by surviving families, the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), has assisted more than 30,000 family members of our fallen military heroes. TAPS provides peer-based emotional support, grief and trauma resources, good grief camps for children, seminars for adults, case work assistance, and 24/7 crisis intervention care for all who have been affected by a death in the Armed Forces. For more information about TAPS, go to www. taps. org or call the toll-free crisis line at 800.959.TAPS.

For interview and CD requests, please contact Heather Noonan at BFM Digital: pr@bfmdigital. com or 818-762-0191

For more information, please visit:

Http://www. nautilusrecords. com (http://www. nautilusrecords. com)
Http://www. kirstenhaglundsings. com (http://www. kirstenhaglundsings. com)
Http://www. taps. org (http://www. taps. org)

About BFM Digital, Inc. BFM Digital is a global digital music company committed to serving the independent music community and delivering quality music, spoken word and video content to leading online retailers worldwide. Representing a diverse catalog of indie labels, artists and publishers, BFM distributes to all of the major music services including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic, Napster, Walmart, Nokia and many more. With an unparalleled commitment to personalized service, BFM works closely with their content providers from around the world to ensure maximum exposure of their catalog by customizing marketing efforts and building strong relationships with BFM's digital store partners.


Palo Alto's Most Unique Fashion Destination Celebrates 2 Years with a Host of Indulgences from Local & International Partners to Pamper Guests

Palo Alto's Most Unique Fashion Destination Celebrates 2 Years with a Host of Indulgences from Local & International Partners to Pamper Guests

Far East Living's 2nd Anniversary Party Thursday, June 28, 2007, 5:30pm - 8:00pm; 540 University Avenue @ Tasso, Downtown Palo Alto, CA.

Palo Alto, Calif. (PRWEB) June 27, 2007

Far East Living, an upscale boutique offering custom tailored designer apparel by Esther Yei Shih, today announced that they will be celebrating their 2nd Anniversary on Thursday, June 28, 2007 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm at 540 University Ave in Palo Alto, CA.

The celebration has taken on a life of its own with many local and international partners requesting to participate. Majoy Dulay (http://www. jaededgeisha. com), a representative from Rimmel Cosmetics, the top selling color cosmetics brand in the U. K. which has been available in the U. S. since 2000, was the first to approach owner/designer Esther Yei Shih about hosting an event offering mini-makeovers to help launch their new line, Rimmel U (http://www. myspace. com/rimmelu).

The timing coincided perfectly with Far East Living's 2nd Anniversary. Shih was then approached by National Certified Medical Assistant Tanya Tucker (http://working. newvision. net) to give complimentary consultations and distribute samples of Mangosteen Plus, a powerful multivitamin formulation that contains 12 full-spectrum vitamins in a base of antioxidant-rich ingredients originating in Southeast Asia, and San Francisco based photographer Kevin Chin (http://www. kevinchin. com) to exhibit his latest collection of fine art photography of Asian landscapes.

"I wanted to host a customer appreciation event to pamper my wonderful clients but my 2nd Anniversary Party has exceeded even my own expectations and will prove to be a fantastic treat for all who attend!" said Shih. Shih attributes her success to rave reviews shared by her loyal clientele with their friends due to Far East Living's very high level of customer service and truly timeless offerings.

"You can wear my pieces today, in 3 years or in 30 years," Shih added. Despite the out-of-the-way location, Far East Living's client base has consistently grown. "My biggest challenge is in getting people to find us. Once they've discovered Far East Living, we have a very high repeat customer ratio," said Shih.

Even Oscar Nominated Actress Michelle Pfeiffer has returned again recently, 2 days before the IN STYLE Palo Alto (http://www. instylepaloalto. com) benefit fashion show earlier this month which Far East Living co-produced.

Guests will also be treated to a mini-acupuncture session by Timothy Nguyen, MS, LAc, Dipl. OM, a founder of the neighboring Energy Wellness Center which opened last month at 528-B University Avenue offering acupuncture, herbs, Qigong, massage, nutrition and ionic detox, as well as a mini-massage by Gertrude Chatman, a founder of The Total Being which offers a customized selection of natural health and health education services with programs that are realistically affordable to a racially diverse and economically challenged target population, plus drawing prizes every half hour and delectable complimentary light bites.

Far East Living's 2nd Anniversary Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, June 28, 2007 from 5:30pm - 8:00pm. For more information and to RSVP, please visit http://www. fareastliving. com (http://www. fareastliving. com) or call (650) 328-0880.

About Far East Living
Far East Living inspires your individual sense of style with custom tailored designer apparel, handmade jewelry, accessories, items for the home and one-of-a-kind gifts reflecting the finest examples of Asian elegance blended with signature contemporary style. Owner and designer Esther Yei Shih enjoys playing with bold contrasts in colors and textures and uses only the most opulent materials such as fine silks and cashmere.

Her pieces feature intricate details, luxurious and very exotic accents such as mink and Mongolian lambswool and hand embroidered embellishments. Her designs have been featured on television and worn to many lavish weddings and red carpet events including the Grammy's and MTV's Video Music Awards. Her creations are proudly owned by Oscar Nominated Actress Michelle Pfeiffer, Emmy Award winning writer/producer David E. Kelley, Emmy Award winning KTVU FOX 2 primetime news anchor Julie Haener, Marci Shimoff (co-author of Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul and Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul), Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, Eva Longoria, Angelina Jolie, countless corporate executives, authors, stylish moms and the most adorable children and babies around the world!

To complement the Asian-inspired apparel, Far East Living also offers treasures imported from China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand including handbags, fashion accessories, home décor, furnishings, accents and many unique and hard-to-find gifts. Shoppers will also discover handcrafted jewelry and fine art by local artisans. Far East Living's distinctive offerings truly capture the essence of timeless Asian style.

Far East Living is located at 540 University Avenue in Palo Alto, California. We are open Tuesdays-Sundays from 11am to 8pm and by appointment on Mondays. Custom tailoring services, bridal consultations, on-site executive consultations and personal wardrobe and style consultations are available by appointment. For more information please visit http://www. fareastliving. com (http://www. fareastliving. com) or call 650-328-0880.