Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Book's Introspective Stroll Through the Mind Yields Surprising Results About Handling Stress

New Book's Introspective Stroll Through the Mind Yields Surprising Results About Handling Stress

Peace and Love's "oblique view of the demons within" examines stressors, symptoms, and solutions.

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) February 14, 2008

In a world of increasing stress and stress-related consequences, Fulford Chin Choy's new book Peace and Love: An Oblique View of the Demons Within suggests a simple yet profound introspective approach to the physical and emotional issues caused by today's lifestyles. His perspective on the emotional impact of the "seven deadly sins" implicates that many values vital to mental, emotional, and sometimes physical health have been dismissed as "outdated," resulting in a breakdown of inner peace.

Peace and Love begins at the beginning, in childhood, and then reexamines the maturation process, enabling readers to, in effect, "grow up" again and correct errors or complete development. Chin Choy addresses self-love in conjunction with the Golden Rule, offering insight into the all-important role of communication.

Chin Choy purposefully tailors his approach to those who may feel overwhelmed by dealing with issues in personal life, relationships, careers, and childhood all at once. Peace and Love breaks down stressors into a variety of categories, encouraging readers to take the first step in exploring inner turmoil that may be manifesting in a variety of ways.

For more information or to request a free review copy, members of the press can contact the author at rahtidfcc@hotmail. com. Peace and Love is available for sale online at Amazon. com, BookSurge. com, and through additional wholesale and retail channels worldwide.

About the Author
A University of Detroit civil engineering graduate, Fulford Chin Choy originally hails from Kingston, Jamaica. Following a two-year stint in the U. S. Army, Chin Choy worked as a site engineer and an engineering consultant before joining the Ontario Environment Ministry, where he served on the Employment Equity Task Force and explored issues of racial stereotyping that hailed back to his college days as a member of the Human Relations Club. He and his wife live in Toronto and have two children.

About BookSurge
BookSurge Publishing is a DBA of On-Demand Publishing LLC, a subsidiary of Amazon. com Inc., (NASDAQ AMZN). BookSurge is a pioneer in self-publishing and print-on-demand services. Offering unique publishing opportunities and access for authors, BookSurge boasts an unprecedented number of authors whose work has resulted in book deals with traditional publishers as well as successful authorpreneurs who enhance or build a business from their professional expertise.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Got Facilities Staff on Vacation? Outsourced Building Maintenance Professionals are the Solution

Got Facilities Staff on Vacation? Outsourced Building Maintenance Professionals are the Solution

What do building managers and business owners do to cover staff vacations? With reduced staff sizes and the desire to maintain high morale in the workplace, managers and owners strive to provide vacation time to their staffs—some creatively and some rather extreme. But one solution commonly overlooked is outsourcing when employees go on vacation or are out sick.

Minneapolis, MN (Vocus) August 26, 2010

It’s almost the end of summer and the vacations are mounting! What do building managers and business owners do to cover staff vacations? One business owner shared his approach in a recent article featured in the La Crosse Tribune (http://lacrossetribune. com/). Gary Harter, owner of Harter’s Quick Clean-Up, shuffles positions and even his own workload to ensure employees have vacation time. According to the article, shuffling staff so everyone gets a fair share of relaxation is a challenge. Harter steps in when necessary and he’s added an extra full-time position year round just to fill in when staff go on vacation or are out sick.

With reduced staff sizes and the desire to maintain high morale in the workplace, managers and owners strive to provide vacation time to their staffs—some creatively and some rather extreme. But one solution commonly overlooked is outsourcing when employees go on vacation or are out sick.

“When maintenance staff members are out on vacation, there can be stress on the employees left to handle everything,” says Troy Norberg, General Manager of Tru-Serve, Inc. (http://www. tru-serve. com/), a Minneapolis-St. Paul area property and building maintenance company. “Outsourcing helps by providing managers with the needed workers to get the job done without stretching employee morale thin.”

Outsourcing is cost-effective and flexible. That’s a huge benefit for managers during high peak vacation time such as summer. Outsourcing can also allow building maintenance managers who have seasonal or cyclical demands to bring in the additional resources when needed and to release them when done.

When partnering with an outsourced building maintenance company, building and facilities managers can be assured that qualified professionals will be available to cover for employees who call in sick. Having such backup means regular maintenance or projects get set aside or fall behind—an important advantage to outsourcing.

According to Norberg (http://www. tru-serve. com/pages/DedicatedStaff/), “Outsourcing building maintenance gives property managers control to keep their facilities clean and in good repair even when permanent employees take those much deserved breaks from the job.”

Outsourcing building and property maintenance provides many benefits such as:
 Saves time  24/7 service  Staffing flexibility  Range of services  Qualified professionals all the time  Documentation for work done  Ability to handle large projects  Control of operational costs  No worries about vacation coverage  Workers’ compensation and insurance coverage provided by outsourced firm  Provides level of consistency  Reduces risk; outsourcing provider manages risk  Quick return on investment

For over two decades, Tru-Serve (http://www. tru-serve. com/) has been meeting the property and building maintenance needs of clients in the healthcare, residential, commercial and nonprofit industries throughout the Minneapolis and St. Paul metro area. Founded on the belief that maintenance services can be comprehensive, exceptional and provided with personalized care, Tru-Serve consistently proves itself as a top maintenance and consulting services company.

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East Valley Living an Online Resource for News and Information for Phoenix Arizona, Announces Full Lineup of Health & Fitness Writers for 2005

East Valley Living an Online Resource for News and Information for Phoenix Arizona, Announces Full Lineup of Health & Fitness Writers for 2005

East Valley Living Health, Wellness and Fitness writers provide a wealth of information about getting healthy, staying healthy and healthful lifestyles, diet, and nutrition. Regular columns include "Ask A Trainer," " Doctor Fitness Talks," "Everyday Solutions," "Heart Health," "Health Tips," "Health and Wellness," and "Medical Q&A."

Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) January 31, 2005

East Valley Living (http://www. EVLiving. com/ (http://www. EVLiving. com/)) a Forden Gorden venture, is pleased to announce a full line up of health writers for 2005.

Now that the hullabaloo of the New Year has passed and most New Year's resolutions have been broken, East Valley Living has professional resources to help the Phoenix Arizona East Valley community with ideas to continue in the healthy lifestyle all year long.

The Health Features section is filled with a variety of health and fitness articles geared to educate the public about overall health. Articles are written solely by Phoenix Arizona area East Valley health, fitness, and business professionals.

East Valley Living owners, Kathleen Forden and Kathleen Gorden operate several businesses in the East Valley area. The concept for EVLiving. com - Your Guide to the East Valley, materialized after evaluating the Phoenix-Mesa (East Valley) metropolitan areas of Arizona, and determining the need for a comprehensive resource guide to represent the communities in which they live and work.

“We knew early on, that health issues were going to be a hot topic for the community. We sought out some of the finest East Valley business professionals to fill the hunger the community has for health and fitness information,” said Publisher and Editor, Kathleen Forden.

Operations Manager, Kathleen (Kathee) Gorden added, “Our launch was right on target and health features exceeded our expectations. In response to the community’s input, we have added contributors and believe we have a healthy mix with something for everyone.”

Ask A Trainer (http://www. evliving. com/asktrain. php (http://www. evliving. com/asktrain. php))

Written monthly by Mike Masood, a physical fitness trainer with The Sanctuary Resort in Paradise Valley, AZ. Mike provides insight on the benefits of general conditioning, sports specific training, weight management, pre-operative conditioning, post rehabilitative training, flexibility training and youth and adolescent training. He graduated from Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education.

Mike Masood's latest article on the patterns of the fitness cycle educates the community about how easily people tend to fall out of training routines and why: http://www. evliving. com/asktrain. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1990 (http://www. evliving. com/asktrain. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1990)

Doctor Fitness Talks (http://www. evliving. com/drfittalks. php (http://www. evliving. com/drfittalks. php))

Fitness educator, talk show host, former professional bodybuilder and current owner of The Fitness Institute, Lance Dreher, Ph. D., utilizes 30 years of knowledge and experience gained in the fitness industry. His mission is to work with individuals improving their quality of life by motivating and inspiring them to change the path they are currently living by removing and facing obstacles and barriers that keep them from living a life they desire.

One of Lance's latest weekly health articles is on the topic of defensive cancer prevention that has proven to be an invaluable source of information to the worldwide Internet audience who are researching cancer and cancer treatment:

Http://www. evliving. com/drfittalks. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1483 (http://www. evliving. com/drfittalks. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1483)

Everyday Solutions (http://www. evliving. com/everyday. php (http://www. evliving. com/everyday. php))

Marlo Archer, Ph. D. of Down To Earth Enterprises in Tempe, Arizona, specializes in psychological services for children, teens and their families, married and parenting couples, and individual adults. In her practice, Dr. Archer provides a unique and exceptional common sense approach to solving everyday living and associated problems. Dr. Archer submits articles monthly and addresses many of the common stressors that everyday people face in ordinary day-to-day living.

One of Dr. Archer's latest articles deals with talking with children and educates adults on appropriate methods for communication: http://www. evliving. com/everyday. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1288 (http://www. evliving. com/everyday. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1288)

Heart Health (http://www. evliving. com/heart. php (http://www. evliving. com/heart. php))

Nancy Keane with American Heart Association contributes a variety of American Heart Association educational and up-to-date news articles on cardiac health that address risks of heart disease, stroke and heart attack. The latest article mentions the genetic link between deaths in cardiac valve disease: http://www. evliving. com/heart. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1913 (http://www. evliving. com/heart. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1913)

Health Tips (http://www. evliving. com/health. php (http://www. evliving. com/health. php))

Notices on health fairs and upcoming health events are among the variety of articles found in this section. Amy Andelora contributes content from Chandler Regional Hospital. Ms. Andelora has a diverse background of developing concepts, strategies, and writing for print, broadcast, speechwriting, and multimedia. Her health articles have been timely and well read. A recent article addresses the benefits of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training. Being prepared in a crisis is a large percentage of ensuring a successful outcome and this article provides valuable tips: http://www. evliving. com/health. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1575 (http://www. evliving. com/health. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1575)

Health and Wellness (http://www. evliving. com/wellness. php (http://www. evliving. com/wellness. php))

Expect to see articles on alternative medicine, diet, mind body spirit healing, neuro-linguistic programming, hypnotherapy, weight and more.

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, Ph. D., MSW, CCH, CRT, noted author, speaker and seminar leader has over twenty years experience specializing in personal and professional development. She is noted for her pioneering work in emotional, physical and sexual abuse prevention and recovery. Dr. Neddermeyer specializes in Mind, Body, and Spirit healing. As an inspirational leader, Dr. Neddermeyer empowers people to view life's challenges as an opportunity for personal/professional growth and spiritual awakening. Her most recent article, The Eight Natural Laws of Creating/Maintaining True Health (http://www. evliving. com/wellness. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1923 (http://www. evliving. com/wellness. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1923)) has been an inspiration to her readership.

George Gillas entered the burgeoning integrative/alternative healthcare discipline in 1998, attending Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), a fully accredited school in Tempe. In 1999, he became a licensed massage therapist in Scottsdale and began his practice of therapeutic, deep-tissue body work. George is a Certified Master Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy™ and Hypnotherapy.

His latest monthly article, “Changing the Pictures of Your Mind,” is a worthy read: http://www. evliving. com/wellness. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1215 (http://www. evliving. com/wellness. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1215)

Medical Q&A (http://www. evliving. com/medqanda. php (http://www. evliving. com/medqanda. php))

While many people believe only a doctor can be a primary care provider, Agnes Oblas, RN, CS, MSN, a Nurse Practitioner (NP), has made it her mission to show that this does not need to be. With her 25 years' experience as a nurse practitioner Agnes has become quite proficient in treating common illnesses and managing stable medical problems such as high blood pressure and diabetes.

Each week, Agnes Oblas, addresses questions submitted on medical and general health issues. Her latest answer to a TB test question is just one sample of Agnes' easy to understand answers to general medical questions: http://www. evliving. com/medqanda. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1910 (http://www. evliving. com/medqanda. php? action=fullnews&showcomments=1&id=1910)

In addition to a variety of professionally written articles and columns of interest to the community at large, EVLiving. com also offers a wealth of quality resources and useful, up-to-date statistics.

East Valley Living encourages East Valley business professionals to submit articles for publication in the Health and Features areas, which have become the most visited areas of EVLiving next to the business and dining directories and city information.

EVLiving. com features:

Business directory Bars and Dining directory Dining Reviews Business Showcase, an advertiser-sponsored section that showcases businesses in the East Valley Entertainment and Movie reviews An advice column that offers intelligent, common sense solutions to everyday problems Holiday and Seasonal Guide, an advertiser-sponsored section that showcases seasonal ads and events Health features articles about fitness, solutions to everyday living, heart health, monthly health tips and overall health and wellness Featured articles by East Valley area contributors provide information about art, astronomy, business, community, financial, home décor, hypnosis, legal planning, and sales solutions Ideas and factual information about growing the community and enhancing life in the East Valley City information, demographics, local news and events, schools, zip codes Free public service announcements Access to Phoenix and East Valley area real estate MLS No obligation relocation packages News feeds with access to popular news sources Calendar of Events Coming Soon:

Classifieds Golf Articles and Reviews Travel

About EVLiving. com

EVLiving. com, a Forden Gorden venture, is the most comprehensive, interactive online community-focused resource for business, dining, entertainment, events, information, and news in the Phoenix Mesa East Valley area of Arizona and surrounding communities. This online resource guide covers news and community events from Phoenix to Apache Junction, and includes cities in-between such as Ahwatukee, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, and Scottsdale/Paradise Valley metropolitan areas.

Http://www. evliving. com/ (http://www. evliving. com/)
Http://www. evindex. com/ (http://www. evindex. com/)
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About Forden Gorden Ventures, Inc.

Forden Gorden Ventures, Inc. is an Arizona Corporation established to manage ventures conducted between Idea Avenue, Inc. and Arizona High Tech Talent Partnership. http://www. fordengorden. com/ (http://www. fordengorden. com/)

For additional information, contact both EVLiving. com principals at info@evliving. com or call 480.303.1113.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Entrepreneur Keri McDermott Teams Up With CarbonCopyPro

Entrepreneur Keri McDermott Teams Up With CarbonCopyPro

Marketing solutions company CarbonCopyPro, along with Wealth Masters International and Platinum7Profits, welcomes Keri McDermott to their team

New Jersey (PRWEB) September 25, 2008

As someone who works as a service coordinator for kids with disabilities, Keri McDermott has always loved caring for and helping others. When she was introduced to the programs that Wealth Masters International (WMI) and CarbonCopyPro were offering, she saw both an exciting business opportunity and yet another opportunity to help and educate people. With these duel goals of acquiring long-term financial security and helping others along the same journey, McDermott has joined CarbonCopyPro and Wealth Masters International. McDermott is now a Wealth Masters M1 Certified Consultant.

"Working in the medical field for many years and working with people of all ages has always been very rewarding," McDermott said. "I love helping people and look forward to helping those who join my team realize their dreams."

CarbonCopyPro has given her the chance to use her best attributes to make money, while at the same time learning the ropes of network marketing.

"I saw enormous potential in Wealth Masters, CarbonCopyPro, and the programs they offer," said McDermott. "I am extremely excited to join this fantastic group of people - and I am sure that I will only find huge success partnering with people of this caliber."

Based in New York, CarbonCopyPro is WMI's front-end marketing system. Its turnkey "business in a box" model is a unique approach to home business solutions that provides members with pre-designed websites, auto responders, qualifying filters, and a high-quality call center to help entrepreneurs find success and financial security. Co-founders Jay Kubassek and Aaron Parkinson say they are on a mission to create 100 millionaires by the year 2012.

CarbonCopyPro offers customized writing, web design, and marketing services provided by Platinum7Profits. Platinum7Profits service providers are handpicked professionals who meet stringent quality guidelines and who have proven track records of success in their specific field. The company does not use templates and guarantees quick turnaround times and excellent customer service.

McDermott was intrigued by the teamwork aspects of the program, in which producers help and support each other in their quest to be more successful online network marketers.

"The beauty of the system is that the more seasoned team members will help me and in turn, I'll be able to help new members," McDermott said.

Wealth Masters International (WMI) is a Texas-based company that features a combination of world-class educational tools, services, and strategies along with proven Independent Consultants that have extensive, successful track records in their respective fields. WMI markets to individual consumers looking for cutting edge, powerful solutions that assist them in every important area of their life. Working through top-ranked alliances, members have access to financial and estate planning, wealth creation strategies, tax minimization, debt relief, health and wellness, credit planning and restoration, personal empowerment and an income opportunity uniquely structured for professional entrepreneurs.

To learn more about CarbonCopyPro and join Keri and the rest of the team, please visit http://chooserich. com? t=pr (http://chooserich. com? t=pr). Phone: 208-340-1569. Email McDermottKeri@gmail. com and www. ChooseRich. com.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

Tourism Set to Soar in Arab Countries

Tourism Set to Soar in Arab Countries

Foreign investment is not big news to Arabic countries, but never before have we witnessed such a dramatic interest in the Arab world for real estate investment.

(PRWEB) May 7, 2006

Foreign investment is not big news to Arabic countries, but never before have we witnessed such a dramatic interest in the Arab world for real estate investment. It is reassuring to see that already in many Arab countries tourism figures are soaring, while in Sharjah, UAE, hotel revenues have increased by a staggering 25% since 2004.

Government officials at a meeting of the Union of Arab Banks in Casablanca last week confirmed that along with tourism, foreign investment is set to increase significantly in the next three years, due to increased potential for trade as well as investment in the Moroccan travel and tourism industry.

In Morocco doors are definitely opening to external investors. www. Propertyshowrooms. com is confident in the great potential return on investment this market will offer to our clients, while the six new developments currently in progress are just the beginning of an unprecedented influx of tourism.

All indications show that this is a ripe time for investment while the evidence is plain to see:

Large scale construction work is already crunching into the land, creating 6 emblematic luxury golf resorts of outstanding beauty all over Morocco, whilst measures are in place to maintain the natural beauty of their environments.

The Moroccan government currently invests heavily in improving its economic sectors, including the infrastructure, telecommunications, electricity, banks, insurance, education, health services and maintaining them to the world-class standards expected from todays foreign investors.

There has already been substantial reform within the legal framework, tax laws have been revised and generous fiscal incentives are available to invite external investors.

A fascinating cultural heritage and distinctive natural beauty, from rocky coast to snow-capped mountains, as well as a climate conducive to year-round outdoor living all make Morocco a highly desirable holiday destination.

Not to be forgotten is the projected plan to build a road link across the Straits of Gibraltar, enabling 10-15 million passengers to cross the bridge annually, along with 5 million tons of freight. Should this ambitious project go ahead, this would further unite Morocco with the European Union.

Propertyshowrooms. com is currently offering some excellent investment options in emerging markets, including the Arab world. While the Moroccan market is in its infancy, off-plan investment is highly recommended at todays prices, while the tourist economy steadily matures, along with its property prices.

Propertyshowrooms. com will gladly share its vast experience with investors, as well as give advice and information on all up-and-coming projects.

Click here if you would like a Property Showrooms expert to contact you.

Alternatively, investors can gain a wealth of knowledge and establish contact via the website www. propertyshowrooms. com

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President Of Bullhorn Addresses Impact Of Staffing And Recruiting Software On Candidate Shortages At Florida Staffing Association’s 18th Annual State Conference

President Of Bullhorn Addresses Impact Of Staffing And Recruiting Software On Candidate Shortages At Florida Staffing Association’s 18th Annual State Conference

Bullhorn Co-Founder and President, Barry Hinckley Offers Solutions to Key Business Drivers that are Changing the Staffing and Recruiting Industry.

Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 28, 2006 -–

Barry Hinckley, president and co-founder of Bullhorn, the global leader in On Demand, front office staffing and recruiting software, will address attendees at the Florida Staffing Association’s 18th Annual State Conference to be held in Orlando, FL, June 28-30. He will speak about the impact of staffing and recruiting software, mobile technology and the Internet on candidate shortages, which the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports will affect 30 million Americans by 2010.

The 18th annual state conference, sponsored by the Florida Staffing Association, invites public and private staffing firm executives to learn about advances in the industry, while also gaining networking opportunities. Hinckley will speak on Thursday, June 29th from 1:30 p. m. to 3:00 p. m.

Hinckley will speak about “The Coming Employment Perfect Storm” and emphasize how simple, but effective use of On Demand, front office staffing and recruiting software, combined with mobile technology and the wide variety of job sites available over the Internet, significantly drives the increased productivity of staffing and recruiting professionals to source and place high quality candidates. A recent research report, sponsored by Bullhorn, the 2006 Staffing and Recruiting Trends Research Report, indicates that staffing and recruiting professionals using sophisticated front office solutions demonstrated levels of effectiveness and satisfaction at rates up to 50% higher than those who used spreadsheets, email and contact management systems. To receive a free copy of the report, please visit http://www. staffingandrecruitingtrends. com (http://www. staffingandrecruitingtrends. com).

Bullhorn is the staffing and recruiting industry’s only On Demand, integrated front office solution. Comprising sourcing, email/groupware, applicant tracking, customer relationship management and job management, Bullhorn enables users to communicate and collaborate with contacts, candidates, colleagues and clients in real-time to generate, source and fill job orders, or make placements, at anytime and from anyplace. It is used by more than 400 customers and 6,000 users worldwide, including emerging, medium and large sized staffing and recruiting firms across a wide range of industries. Information technology, professional services like accounting and law, office/clerical and healthcare represent a few of the many industries Bullhorn services by enabling staffing and recruiting professionals to generate job orders and place all types of prospective candidates from temporary workers to permanently placed executives.

About Bullhorn, Inc.

Bullhorn is the global leader in On Demand, front office staffing and recruiting software, providing the only completely integrated front office solution for staffing and recruiting firms. Bullhorn enables its customers to synchronize sales and recruiting to generate, source and fill job orders in real-time, at anytime and from anyplace, at the highest rates in the industry. Delivered through software as a service, Bullhorn continually meets the evolving business needs of its customers. More than 400 firms and 6,000 users worldwide, including two of the top 10 U. S. staffing firms, partner with Bullhorn to meet the employment demands of the global economy. Privately owned, Bullhorn is backed by GE Asset Management, Austin Investment Management, WR Hambrecht + Co, and others. For more information, visit www. bullhorn. com or call +1(866)538-7795.

Media inquiries please contact:

Alison Kenney

(781) 842-0801

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NLN's "Master's Education in Nursing" Offers Recommendations on Preparing Nurses to Deliver Advanced Practice Nursing in Reformed Health Care System

NLN's "Master's Education in Nursing" Offers Recommendations on Preparing Nurses to Deliver Advanced Practice Nursing in Reformed Health Care System

Growing concerns about proposed changes to master's and doctoral education in nursing - in particular the call to generalist practice at the master's level and the doctorate as the only avenue to advanced practice - are addressed in the NLN Reflection and Dialogue piece emerging from Inclusive forum hosted by the League

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 3, 2010

Concerns about proposed changes to master's and doctoral education in nursing - in particular the call to generalist practice at the master's level and the doctorate as the only avenue to advanced practice - have been growing. In response, an April invitational gathering comprising representatives from across the entire nursing community -- public and private schools of nursing, nursing organizations, advanced practice nurses, and practice environments - considered ways to promote existing master's programs that clearly meet pressing needs such as nurse administrators and nurse educators while embracing new advanced practice educational preparations. The NLN's core values of caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence provided the foundation to understand divergent thinking and allowed the nursing community to come together and address vital issues.

"We discussed a number of key issues and questions: models of nursing education; the roles of master's prepared nurses; ways to increase diversity; and how to best collaborate with all stakeholders to fully embrace the advanced practice nursing role," said NLN president Cathleen Shultz, PhD, RN, CNE, FAAN. The resulting entry in the NLN's Reflection & Dialogue series, "Master's Education in Nursing," delineates recommendations for nursing education to prepare nurses for specialty roles so that they can successfully deliver advanced practice nursing care. Taking into account the diverse voices of conference participants, the suggestions range from promoting MSN advanced specialty practice to meet regional health care needs to promoting the development of accessible and affordable academic progression models that will best serve the public and the nursing profession.

Added Dr. Beverly Malone, NLN CEO, "With health care reform a reality, there is a special urgency in our discussions. As noted in this latest Reflection & Dialogue, 'Time and focus are critical….Nursing must not be distracted from its core mission of providing safe, quality patient care and of stepping forward when the nation, through its legislative structure, has identified nurses as primary providers of care services.' "

"Master's Education in Nursing" concludes with a series of questions designed to encourage reflection about this issue and invites others to join in the dialogue via the NLN website at http://www. nln. org/aboutnln/reflection_dialogue/index. htm (http://www. nln. org/aboutnln/reflection_dialogue/index. htm). The entire series, available at www. nln. org/aboutnln (http://www. nln. org/aboutnln), reflects the input of members of the NLN's Board of Governors and past presidents and offers an opportunity for reflection and dialogue with the nursing education community on important issues.

For more information and interview opportunities please contact NLN chief communications officer Karen R. Klestzick at 212-812-0376.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education. The NLN offers faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 31,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members who represent all types of nursing education programs.

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Saturday, December 26, 2009

Doe Run Peru Reviews Environmental Certification

Doe Run Peru Reviews Environmental Certification

Company Reviews Environmental Parameters to Ensure Compliance with ISO 14001 Certification

Lima, Peru (PRWEB) April 10, 2008

Following significant emission level improvements in recent months, Doe Run Peru (http://www. doerun. com. pe) has begun a review to update and establish new parameters for measuring the environmental conditions at its metals processing facility in La Oroya as part of its commitment to its environmental operating agreement with the Peruvian government, (known by its Spanish acronym, PAMA).

The review was begun following a decision by the certification agency to suspend Doe Run Peru's 2006 ISO 14001 certification for the environmental management of the smelter. Doe Run Peru is updating emissions information about the La Oroya metallurgical complex to ensure that it aligns with the requirements for certification.

Particulate matter emissions in La Oroya have decreased by more than 60 percent since Doe Run Peru assumed ownership of the smelter in 1997. Since Doe Run Peru received ISO 14001 certification in July 2006, the following improvements, among others, have been made at the La Oroya complex:
60 percent reduction in particulate emissions 61.7 percent reduction of air lead levels 72 percent reduction of cadmium levels in the air 81 percent reduction of arsenic in the air Virtual elimination of polluting liquid discharges from the smelter into the Mantaro and Yauli rivers

Recently, representatives of the government's Ministry of Health/DIGESA, OSINERGMIN and CONAM discussed the significant reduction of emissions and improvement in air quality in La Oroya at a meeting of the Peruvian Congress. The government representatives also noted during the meeting that the environmental improvements in La Oroya in the 10 years since Doe Run Peru arrived there had resulted in a significant improvement in the quality of life in the community.

"For us it is fundamental that we have clear and transparent processes and that they be reflected in documents like the ISO certification that was granted to us years ago. Today the situation has changed, the improvements at La Oroya are evident and we think that this review and updating is appropriate at this time," said Jose Mogrovejo, Doe Run Peru's vice president for environmental affairs.

About Doe Run Peru
Doe Run Peru is a mining and metals company operating in Peru's central Andes. The company has run the La Oroya metallurgical complex since 1997 and the Cobriza mine in Huancavelica since 1998, producing high quality refined metals while at the same time working to operate in a socially and environmentally responsible way. For more information visit http://www. doerun. com. pe (http://www. doerun. com. pe).

Contact:
VĂ­ctor Andrés Belaunde
Phone (511)215-1200 ext. 1285
Vbelaunde @ pe. doerun. com
Fhuapayar @ pe. doerun. com
Http://www. doerun. com. pe/ (http://www. doerun. com. pe/)

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Proverbs 31 Club is coming to Harlan, Kentucky!

The Proverbs 31 Club is coming to Harlan, Kentucky!

The first meeting of the Proverbs 31 Club will be meeting in Harlan, Kentucky on Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at the home of Melissa Ringstaff, Director of A Virtuous Woman. The Proverbs 31 Club is open to women in our community who are looking to serve God in a more profound way. The meeting is sponsored by A Virtuous Woman, a non-denominational ministry for women.

(PRWEB) September 10, 2004

The Proverbs 31 Club is a group for women who want to make new friends, have fun, and learn more about being a Godly woman. Their mission is to empower women to become the wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters that God would have them to be. The goal of the club is to equip women with the tools and knowledge needed to be effective with their time, talents, finances, and relationships. 

Topics covered will include Godly womanhood, homemaking, time management, cooking, planning healthy meals, marriage, mothering, money management, eight rules for good health, and much more.

“Women have unique struggles that we will address each week as we meet together to pray, study, and learn,” commented Melissa Ringstaff, Director of A Virtuous Woman. “I am looking forward to meeting new women in the community who desire a closer relationship with Christ and with their friends and families.”

This is a very special event! The first meeting will begin a Bible study of Proverbs 31 written especially for the group. Plan for a special morning filled with fun, laughter, prayer, study, and yummy goodies to munch on. The meeting will be hosted in the home of Melissa Ringstaff.

To register or for more information, please call: 606.573.6506

Or visit: www. avirtuouswoman. org and www. proverbs31club. org

Opening Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Meetings: Weekly - Wednesdays at 10:00 a. m. - 12:00 p. m.

Location: 594 Ivy Hill, Harlan, KY 40831

What to Bring: A Bible - If you do not have a Bible, one will be provided.

A Virtuous Woman was founded in 2001 by Melissa Ringstaff to provide women with the knowledge and tools needed to be the wives, mothers, and homemakers after GodÂ’s design.

The Proverbs 31 Club is a division of A Virtuous Woman.

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Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Sandy Praeger, to Appear this Saturday on Cary Hall's Health Insurance Advocate Radio Show

Kansas Insurance Commissioner, Sandy Praeger, to Appear this Saturday on Cary Hall's Health Insurance Advocate Radio Show

Hall and Praeger to discuss potential Obama healthcare reforms, Tom Daschle's recent holiday party plans, the dangers of federal regulation, subsidizing healthcare coverage for the 'Super Size Me' crowd and more.

Kansas City, Missouri (PRWEB) January 8, 2009

Sandy Praeger, Insurance Commissioner for the state of Kansas, will appear this Saturday, January 10 at 12 pm CST, on Cary Hall's Health Insurance Advocate (http://www. thehealthinsuranceadvocate. com) program heard in the Midwest on the HIA Network.

Praeger, also the immediate past president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, joins Hall to discuss whether president-elect Obama can effectively reform healthcare in the US, in light of the failing Massachusetts Connector program, a leading model under consideration by the soon-to-be Obama administration.

With senators Kennedy, Bacchus and Daschle proposing healthcare reform plans that experts say do not reflect the current reality of economic crisis in the US, Hall intends to ask Praeger several pointed questions about what the American public might expect to see in the coming months.

Praeger will also discuss the significant value of a state insurance commissioner's office to citizens. With millions of dollars in disputed claims recovered for Kansas citizens in 2008, Praeger is expected to present an air-tight case against a push for placing the insurance industry under a federal regulatory body.

As in other editions of the Health Insurance Advocate program, Hall will address the national diabetes and obesity crises and other serious and costly health conditions generally related to behavioral and lifestyle choices. With 70 percent of chronic illnesses resulting from lifestyle choices, Hall says he looks forward to gaining additional insight from Praeger for how to deal with exorbitant costs incurred by the average healthy consumer on behalf of others who invite poor health and illness due to lifestyle choices.

Hall also plans to discuss self-funded health insurance plans, ever increasing health care utilization, the medical amenities American citizens stand to lose in a national health care scenario, the strength of the insurance industry in the face of surrounding economic crises, and more.

Listeners are encouraged to tune in to the HIA Network (http://www. thehealthinsuranceadvocate. com), this Saturday at 12 pm CST.

About Cary Hall -- Cary Hall is the president of Benefits By Design and the host of The Health Insurance Advocate Show. Cary has focused his company to be a consumer advocate organization. Cary is a top producer for Coventry Health Care of Kansas, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City, Aetna, Assurant, Golden Rule and American Medical. Cary is a member of the National Association of Health Underwriters and The Greater Kansas City Benefit Professionals Association.

Listen to Streaming Audio at 12 Noon CST each Saturday (http://thehealthinsuranceadvocate. com/health-insurance-advocate/broadcast-schedule. html).

Listen to Podcasted shows (http://www. benefitsbydesigninc. com/podcast/).

Contact:
Vicki Bisby
913.385.2224
Www. thehealthinsuranceadvocate. com
The Health Insurance Advocate
10540 Marty, Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66212

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Prepare for Pet Emergencies at mypetsoft. com

Prepare for Pet Emergencies at mypetsoft. com

Don't wait for the next earthquake, hurricane, tornado, flood or wildfire to strike before thinking about the safety and security of family pets. Being prepared today can make for a much better tomorrow.

Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 13, 2008

With constantly changing weather conditions and the reality of global warming, pets and their owners can easily become the next victims of a natural disaster. Even when people have advanced warning of these events they think, "This will not happen to me or on my property." People and pets that have shared a bad experience, and are alive to talk about it today, would give pet owners better advice - "get prepared today." Think about pet health, safety and security. Pets count on their owners in these situations because the "lucky day" plan is not the most effective plan in a crisis. As a responsible pet owner, they have access to helpful tools that their pets would probably use if they could. mypetsoft. com, a new Web-service from ORGIT Software Corporation, is now offering pet owners a free trial of the Petcare Software database application that's designed to manage all of their important pet records online.

In recent years, many temporary emergency shelters have welcomed pets into their facilities with their owners. In general, that's very cool but pet owners should assume that these facilities have some rules. Customers may need to provide current license or registration details, tags, microchip status, vaccination records, general health and nutrition information, etc., before the pets may gain access to accommodations with their owners. Users at mypetsoft. com can create and maintain comprehensive pet profiles for one, or many family pets, throughout their pet's lifetime. The reports can be viewed or edited online, emailed as a PDF document, or printed and distributed manually. Checklists can also help owners locate original documents in case they need to grab them quickly.

When people are faced with evacuation notices, or worse case, orders to evacuate now, they are way past the time for emergency preparation. "Experiencing the loss or separation of a pet extends beyond the immediate family," states Mike Toth, Founder. "The anxiety can last for years."

Owners shouldn't say "so what" until they check this site out. The new online Web-service at mypetsoft. com is very easy to use and full of detailed stuff that owners don't think about every day. Pet owners should be able to complete a pet profile in the same amount of time it takes them to plan for the perfect picnic with their pets.

About ORGIT Software Corporation:
ORGIT Software Corporation is a leader in Life Asset Management Solutions (LAMS). ORGIT provides free and fee-based online web services and sells user-friendly CD software for consumers and business-class users. ORGIT is a privately held corporation based in Downers Grove, IL.

PETCARE, PETCARE (and design), and FOR OWNERS WHO CARE are trademarks and service marks of Tothman, Inc. ORGIT Software Corporation is a licensee of the mypetsoft. com web service and Petcare Software from Tothman Inc. ORGIT is authorized to utilize the PETCARE and FOR OWNERS WHO CARE marks. ORGIT is a service mark owned by ORGIT Software Corporation.

Contact:
Mike Toth
877-720-9800 ext. 1
ORGIT Software Corporation
1202 N. 75th Street, # 331
Downers Grove, IL 60516
Admin @ mypetsoft. com
Attention: Marketing and Public Relations

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Johnny Prytko Promotes Polka for over 50 Years

Johnny Prytko Promotes Polka for over 50 Years

Johnny Prytko, a Manchester, Connecticut native, was recently featured in Manchester Life for having promoted polka with his radio show and polka bands for over 50 years.

Manchester, CT (PRWEB) July 10, 2008

Johnny Prytko, a Manchester, Connecticut resident, was recently featured in Manchester Life for continuously promoting polka for over 50 years with his own polka radio shows and polka bands.

The reason Prytko feels so strongly about polka is because, as he said in the feature, "Polkas are happy, like a healthy dose of medicine."

Prytko has been playing polka since his father bought him an accordion when he was 13, and has since then been in the polka bands the Polka Dukes, The Connecticut Hi Tones and The Good Times Band, which have recorded 6 albums of polka music and appeared in various polka festivals and dances throughout the northeast and east coast.

Prytko began promoting polka via radio waves in 1984 when he and friend Ted Niehay were commissioned to start a polka show at WINF an AM radio station in Manchester. When the program ended in 1988, the duo went to WWUH, the University of Hartford FM station in West Hartford, Connecticut.

The radio show, Polka Madness, features a variety of music from old pop favorites to a mix of Polish, Slovenian, French and German music. What really keeps Prytko's show interesting is the fact that he advocates songs with English lyrics and a variety of styles of music because he realizes that Polka, like every other type of music, must adapt to fit the times.

About Johnny Prytko:
For more than 50 years, John Prytko has been playing and promoting polka music with his bands and on the radio. Prytko has been volunteering with WWUH, the University of Hartford FM station in West Hartford, Connecticut, where he has a radio slot time in which he plays authentic Polish, Slovenian, French and German music.

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Roevin Translation Services Joins Translation Steering Group

Roevin Translation Services Joins Translation Steering Group

Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme set to assist entry into the translation profession.

Birmingham, UK (PRWEB) September 23, 2006

Roevin Translation Services (www. roevin. co. uk/translation (http://www. roevin. co. uk/translation)), a leading language translation company with a global network of translation experts, today announced their participation in the Steering Group for the "Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme", a pilot scheme which aims to offer MA students in Translation Studies a high quality structured work placement within a professional translation organisation.

The Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme hopes to secure funding as part of a forthcoming proposal for support to the Department for Education and Skills Gateways Development Fund. The proposal, to be submitted by CILT, the national centre for languages, covers four strands of work designed to improve recruitment and retention into the professions, including the translation profession.

As well as CILT, members of the Steering Group include the Association of Translation Companies, the Universities of Aston, Salford, Leeds, Westminster, Imperial College (University of London) and London Metropolitan University as well as five translation companies, including Roevin.

The DfES report "Languages for All: Languages for Life" outlines some of the issues affecting language learning in England which could impact on the translation profession, and presents the government's strategy for transforming language learning in England.

A statement from the Chair following the July 2006 meeting of the G8 leaders in St Petersburg, identified languages as a 'critical area' of education for the 21st century.

"We shall facilitate wider use of information and communication technologies, enhance standards in mathematics, science, technology and foreign languages, and support the engagement of highly qualified teachers in these critical areas"

Some issues which are affecting the translation profession include:

a decline in numbers of students taking languages at A - level (fewer than 5% of the total entries) a lack of students studying language to degree level and beyond (fewer than 3% of students enrolled on first degree courses studying language subjects in 2000/1) a shortage of modern language teachers at secondary level a skills gap between new university graduates and employment opportunities in the global economy.

The impact of these issues is that there is likely to be an acute shortage of native English speaking translators in the future and those who do graduate in translation studies are not necessarily "work ready".

Measures proposed in the DfES report include increasing the number of Specialist Language Colleges, using ICT to raise the quality of teaching materials and working with higher education institutions to promote the advantages of taking courses which include languages. Another measure is to introduce foreign language classes into every primary school by 2010. Pilot schemes have been very successful and provide evidence that young children, encouraged in a positive manner, are receptive to learning new languages.

Roevin, sponsor of the awards for "Achievement in Translation" for undergraduates and "Excellence in Translation" for postgraduates, at Aston and Salford Universities, is committed to promoting excellence in the field of translation studies and improving links between higher education institutions and the commercial world. By offering high quality structured work placements for postgraduate students through the Graduate Apprenticeship Scheme, Roevin hopes to help raise the profile of the translation industry and help bridge the gap between education and the commercial world.

About Roevin Translation Services

Roevin offers language translation services, localisation, multilanguage desktop publishing and interpreting services to global organisations in a wide range of fields including mechanical engineering, healthcare, control and instrumentation, legal, financial, industrial and consumer electronics and process manufacturing. Roevin offers translation services in over 100 language pairs with French, Spanish, German, Chinese and Japanese translations currently the most commonly requested. The company is respected for tight turnaround times, accuracy and their professional experience in a wide range of publishing formats.

Visit Roevin's website for an immediate online estimate, a more formal quotation or to obtain further details on all their translation services.

For more information, please contact:

Gail Owen

Roevin Translation Services

Www. roevin. co. uk/translation (http://www. roevin. co. uk/translation )
Article - (www. roevin. co. uk/translation/translation-apprenticeship-scheme. asp (http://www. roevin. co. uk/translation/translation-apprenticeship-scheme. asp))

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Craneware’s New Physician Management Toolkit™ Allows Physician Groups to Optimize Practice Revenue

Craneware’s New Physician Management Toolkit™ Allows Physician Groups to Optimize Practice Revenue

Craneware, Inc., a leading supplier of chargemaster management and revenue-cycle software solutions, today announced the introduction of Physician Management Toolkit™, an easy-to-use software solution designed for organizations that manage billing for physician groups.

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) October 19, 2006

Craneware, Inc., a leading supplier of chargemaster management and revenue-cycle software solutions, today announced the introduction of Physician Management Toolkit™, an easy-to-use software solution designed for organizations that manage billing for physician groups.

Physician Management Toolkit provides technology that allows those organizations to easily manage the ongoing coding, conversion-factor, pricing and Relative Value Unit (RVU) changes that affect physician fee schedules. The software draws upon the same Craneware technology that has automated the way more than 700 hospital clients manage their charge description masters.

In addition to keeping organizations up-to-date on ever-changing regulations and codes that impact physician billing, Physician Management Toolkit provides the original reference material behind those changes. The software’s Online Reference Toolkit™ makes available the original reference material for regulatory updates, including coding changes, edits generated by Medicare’s Correct Coding Initiative (CCI), medical-necessity Local and National Coverage Determinations and a host of other resources. That capability means organizations no longer need to purchase code books or search the Internet for coding, compliance and regulatory updates.

After clients adjust their fee schedules, Physician Management Toolkit instantly shows the revenue impact of those changes. The software then carries that one step further by creating graphical trending of key performance indicators specific to an office’s business needs. The Decision Dashboard Software™ module features easy-to-use, wizard-driven functionality that allows users to see how they are optimizing revenue, minimizing compliance risk, improving accuracy and promoting compliance with Medicare regulations and the latest coding changes.

“We are excited to introduce this innovative software to physician groups,” explained Jim Wilson, Executive Vice President for Craneware. “It lets them capture the revenue they’ve earned through the use of business analytics. Physician Management Toolkit provides users with an accurate and compliant charge file that prevents incorrect codes from ever reaching a patient’s bill.”

About Craneware

Craneware is the market leading supplier of financial software solutions that empower health care providers to improve daily operations, optimize revenue and encourage compliance and use information more efficiently to impact business decisions. The company is known for excellent chargemaster management and maintenance software and outstanding client support. Craneware, Inc. has more than 700 hospital customers throughout the United States. Visit Craneware on the Internet at www. craneware. com.

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Jia Hor Lingzhi Health Products made available for the first time in US and Canada through US Double Crane

Jia Hor Lingzhi Health Products made available for the first time in US and Canada through US Double Crane.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – January 18th, 2003 – Malaysian-American partnership US Double Crane is now able to supply Jia Hor Lingzhi Health Products to the US and Canada through their website at www. doublecrane. us This is the first time Jia Hor products have ever been made available in these countries.

(PRWEB) January 17, 2003

Jia Hor Lingzhi Health Products made available for the first time in US and Canada through US Double Crane

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – January 15th, 2003 – Malaysian-American partnership US Double Crane is now able to supply Jia Hor Lingzhi Health Products to the US and Canada through their website at www. doublecrane. us. This is the first time Jia Hor products have ever been made available in these countries.

The Lingzhi mushroom (also known by the Japanese name Reishi) has been prized for centuries for its many health-giving benefits, and it is mentioned in many of the oldest Chinese herbals. It has been called the Holy Mushroom and the Auspicious Herb. It is a functional health food that enhances the bodyÂ’s ability to heal itself and fight off disease.

Jia Hor Lingzhi products are manufactured by the Shuang Hor company of Taiwan, a world-renowned expert in the cultivation of Lingzhi. Shuang HorÂ’s production facility has received ISO 9001 certification and GMP Status. Jia Hor Lingzhi products have received international recognition and have been accredited by:

The Japanese Health Food Authority

The Ministry of Health, Malaysia

The Ministry of Health, Taiwan

The Singapore Health authorities

In addition to distributing Jia Hor Lingzhi products, US Double Crane have initiated an affiliate program, allowing members to realise high earnings by promoting sales of Jia Hor Lingzhi.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

CNT Infotech Launches Its New Medical Billing Product Techdoc (TM)

CNT Infotech Launches Its New Medical Billing Product Techdoc (TM)

CNT Infotech is an IT/healthcare consulting company that offers its medical billing services to providers in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Puerto Rico and other states in the eastern coast. CNT Infotech has been providing its medical billing services to its clients in the area mentioned above for over 5 years.

East Brunswick, NJ (PRWEB) October 31, 2006

CNT Infotech, a New Jersey based company serving the HealthCare industry for over 5 years, recently launched its new medical billing (http://www. cntit. com/tech_sys. htm) product Techdoc. Techdoc is a HIPAA complaint software solution. Techdoc is certified for electronic submission with Government payers and commercial payers. TechDoc is also certified for electronic remittance processing, which means your remittances are automatically entered into the system as soon as it is received. Techdoc is a browser-based product, which makes it easier use, install and is a cost effective software solution.

"CNT Infotech with its unique exposure to both IT and healthcare, was able to seamlessly integrate best practices from both worlds into the development of the Techdoc system. This is truly a best of breed product," says President of the company Jose Colon.

"Our aim was to develop a comprehensive healthcare product that would be cost effective for the clients, HIPAA complaint, secure, flexible and uses latest technology from the IT industry," says product manager Muneer Ahamed.

TechDoc has been successfully implemented at provider sites in New York and other regions. Users are finding Techdoc very user friendly and have found that Techdoc has improved the medical claims management (http://www. cntit. com/tech_sys. htm) submission process.

One of the users who switched from a medical billing package to Techdoc says, "Techdoc is a very user friendly medical billing software (http://www. cntit. com/tech_sys. htm) package and helps me track the claims submitted. Techdoc helps me keep track of denials better now and allows me to work on them more efficiently".

Another user of Techdoc who has worked on another medical billing package says, "The electronic claim submission process is so simple, it hardly takes any time for me to do it. I don't have to document the steps for claim submission any more."

Techdoc is a browser-based physician billing software service (http://www. cntit. com/tech_sys. htm) that requires no software installed at the provider site. Any provider who has access to the Internet will be able to access Techdoc from any part of the world. Hence it requires no maintenance, no software upgrades and requires no IT geniuses to maintain it at the provider site. TechDoc is changing the traditional practice of medical billing.

About CNTIT

CNT Infotech is a private consulting company providing application development and technology solutions to a diverse customer base. CNT Infotech began its operations primarily as a software solutions provider. CNT Infotech has combined a wide variety of staff with diverse industry expertise coupled with the technology specific experience in a variety of toolsets and databases. For more information visit www. cntit. com.

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Full-Figured Women Crave Fashion and SONSI Responds

Full-Figured Women Crave Fashion and SONSI Responds

Retailer Adds 300 New Brands from eBags, BUYSEASONS, Sydney’s Closet, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel, Spiegel & ShapeFx

Bensalem, Pa. (Vocus) November 2, 2010

With full-figured models on runways and appearing on the covers of chic fashion magazines, retailers are beginning to hear—both in dollars and in words—that full-figured women crave more options. Sonsi™, a new shopping and social destination for women wearing plus sizes, responded with the addition of 300 brands, including some of the biggest names in the apparel and accessories industry, such as eBags, BUYSEASONS™, Sydney's Closet®, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel, Spiegel® and ShapeFx®. Launched in June, Sonsi caters to the nearly 60 percent of women in America who wear size 12 or above.

These new and coming soon arrivals represent nearly every apparel category of product that a woman needs, from everyday casual and career wear to occasion dressing such as prom dresses, wedding attire, and even theme party and plus size Halloween costumes, to holiday gifts, bags, jewelry, shoes and more. Major participating names in the retail industry include:
 eBags – An extensive collection of trend forward handbags, clutches and totes, including the season's "must have" designer bags. Popular brands include: The Sak, Tignanello, Kathy Van Zeeland, Guess, Big Buddha and much more.  BUYSEASONS – The premier costume retailer offers best-selling Halloween costumes from the classics – Cleopatra, Raggedy Ann, Madam Can-Can, and Cinderella – to some of the season's most trend-right looks.  Sydney’s Closet – “Sizes Up Glamour” by offering curvy teens and women a vast selection of sophisticated, beautiful and elegant dresses perfect for any special occasion. The Signature Collection, in sizes 14 to 40, features chic cocktail dresses, romantic wedding dresses, red-carpet formal gowns and trendy prom dresses.  IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel – Transforms the world’s view of beauty with smart, stylish and sophisticated clothing for the full-figured fashionista. Designed and made in San Francisco, CA, IGIGI by Yuliya Raquel’s fashion-forward, chic, and form-fitting dresses, career wear, bridal gowns and separates in sizes 12–32 provide women with a premiere lifestyle brand of contemporary collections.  Spiegel and ShapeFx - Iconic American brands with loyal and dedicated customers. The Spiegel brand inspires women to create their Signature Style through seasonal Luxury Fabric Collections. ShapeFx offers body enhancing shapewear, apparel and swimwear that “makes the body you have look like the body you want” ™. Sonsi now features over 380 brands, across all price points, including such favorites as Kiyonna™, Lane Bryant®, alight, Loop 18, Fashion Bug®, Catherines®, and Cacique®.

Sonsi is widely considered a social shopping leader. SonsiLiving™ provides a variety of social networking experiences including online clubs, groups, live power chat sessions and expert blogs from notable industry insiders including Megan Garcia, a plus size model, yoga instructor and author of Megayoga, the first guide to yoga for plus size women; and Susan Moses, celebrity fashion stylist to such luminaries as Wynonna Judd, Jill Scott, Emme, Mo’Nique and Queen Latifah.

"We're pleased to partner with leading brands that recognize social shopping as the next evolution in retail. Not only can the Sonsi woman shop for apparel, shoes and holiday gifts, but Sonsi is also a place where she can make friends, share stories, review products and find advice on fashion, beauty, health, relationships, food, entertaining and more," said Jill Hutchison, Publisher of Sonsi. com. "Since our launch this summer, we've quadrupled the number of brands we offer, bringing real women a variety of fashion choices in a fun, community-based environment that embraces beauty in all shapes and sizes."

About Sonsi

Sonsi™ offers one of the largest online assortments of plus size women’s apparel, accessories and products, specifically for women sizes 12 and up. With over 380 brands in one convenient shopping destination, Sonsi™ features trendy tops and bottoms, classy cocktail, evening and casual dresses, career wear, active wear, outerwear, swimwear, intimates, accessories and more, in a variety of price points from great brands such as Kiyonna, Lane Bryant, alight, Catherines, Fashion Bug, Loop 18, Cacique and more. SonsiLiving™, the social side of Sonsi™, is an inclusive online social community where real women can participate in social networking, groups and clubs, live power chat sessions, interactive quizzes and games, and stay informed with expert blogs, content and advice covering topics such as fashion, beauty, health, relationships and more. Sonsi, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Charming Shoppes, Inc. (CHRS).

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Friday, December 18, 2009

New Book by Weight Watchers Founder Is a Hit with Members: The Skinny on Jean Nidetch

New Book by Weight Watchers Founder Is a Hit with Members: The Skinny on Jean Nidetch

A new autobiography by the founder of Weight Watchers, “The Story of Jean Nidetch,” has been enthusiastically received by Weight Watchers members and other readers lucky enough to find copies of the limited edition book.

New York (PRWEB) April 21, 2010

“The Story of Jean Nidetch: An Autobiography” was published by Weight Watchers and made available to members for purchase early this year. Jean Nidetch founded the company in 1963 and served as a high profile, globe-trotting spokesperson for many years, until she retired in 1994.

Copies of Jean’s book quickly sold out in the meeting locations where they were available, but it can still be purchased on Amazon. com (priced at $12.95). Though not easy to find and not in stores, the book is quickly becoming an underground WW cult classic. Bloggers, chat rooms and discussion groups are bubbling with praise for the 86-year-old’s memoir. “I am now on my 3rd read of her autobiography,” writes one poster on the official WW Web site. “I was incredibly inspired by her story,” writes another. “Jean lost over 70 pounds and continues to maintain her weight loss 45 years later.” “I wish Oprah would have her on! THAT would be gold!” enthuses a third. One anonymous fan has even dedicated a Facebook page to Nidetch.

The book has a Foreword by Nidetch’s old friend, Maya Angelou and an Introduction by Weight Watchers President David Kirchhoff. Kirchhoff himself attended the kick-off book signing in Boca Raton, Florida in February. A March 22 USA Today article about that event went viral as it was picked up, linked, blogged and tweeted all over the U. S. and at least as far as the U. K. and Australia, where Jean is still well-known and revered.

A favorite Jean Nidetch quote from the book: “I was on a panel once at which everyone else had a card in front of them with initials like PhD., M. D., M. S.N….I felt funny that I had no initials after my name, so I picked up my name card and wrote ‘F. F.H.’ When asked what it stood for, I said, ‘Formerly Fat Housewife’.”

Another Weight Watchers member raves: “I picked [the book] up at a WW meeting last month, and I just finished reading it. I couldn’t put it down. This amazing woman went from self-proclaimed ‘fat housewife’ to the world-renowned founder of Weight Watchers. Her struggle and ultimate victory over her weight problem, combined with the vision and positive attitude she…had to start such a revolutionary concept back in the Sixties is just so inspiring…” She went on to say that reading Jean’s book made her feel a deeper connection to Weight Watchers and “It really makes me appreciate meetings more.”

Weight Watchers has had several spokespersons since Nidetch retired, including Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York. The newest is Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. Still, it’s hard to see how Weight Watchers could ever find anyone better than their own founder.

Amazon:
Http://www. amazon. com/Jean-Nidetch-Story-Autobiography/dp/B0039O49SI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271699918&sr=1-1 (http://www. amazon. com/Jean-Nidetch-Story-Autobiography/dp/B0039O49SI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271699918&sr=1-1)

USA Today:
Http://www. usatoday. com/news/health/weightloss/2010-03-23-jeannidetch23_ST_N. htm (http://www. usatoday. com/news/health/weightloss/2010-03-23-jeannidetch23_ST_N. htm)

See also:
Http://www. guardian. co. uk/lifeandstyle/2008/jan/13/healthandwellbeing. features2 (http://www. guardian. co. uk/lifeandstyle/2008/jan/13/healthandwellbeing. features2)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Renaissance Charleston Hotel Removes Trans Fats from All Menus; First Charleston Hotel to Serve Health-Conscious Customers

Renaissance Charleston Hotel Removes Trans Fats from All Menus; First Charleston Hotel to Serve Health-Conscious Customers

The Renaissance Charleston Hotel Historic District has made groundbreaking strides in the area, becoming the first official hotel in the city to remove all trans fats from hotel menus and other food outlets.

Charleston, SC (PRWEB) February 22, 2007

The Renaissance Charleston Hotel Historic District has made groundbreaking strides in the area, becoming the first official hotel in the city to remove all trans fats from hotel menus and other food outlets.

The elimination, according to Marriott International, is the culmination of an eight-year effort to remove trans fats from the vast majority of food served at more than 2,300 Marriott International hotels throughout the U. S. and Canada.

"We are pleased to announce the hotel's transition to trans fat-free menus," said Bryan Thompson, director of sales and marketing for the hotel. "Our conversion is in tandem with Marriott International's commitment to being an industry leader in helping its guests to live healthy lifestyles."

Marriott has already eliminated trans fats from artisan breads, salad dressings, pancake and waffle mixes, muffins, croissants and cookies at all hotels in the U. S. and Canada. The historic Charleston hotel is proud to serve Marriott's philosophy of great ingredients prepared simply and with perfect execution in its Charleston restaurant, Wentworth Grill.

In 2003 Marriott introduced the Fit For You program at Marriott and JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts and last year the company introduced the Eat. Drink. Balance program at Renaissance Hotels & Resorts. According to Marriott International, both programs were designed to address healthy eating and dietary issues including low fat, low cholesterol and carb-conscious foods. Food sold in Marriott's retail stores and breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service menus identify which items fit these categories.

About the Renaissance Charleston Hotel Historic District

Located in the heart of the historic district of Charleston, this property has it all. Whether traveling for business, leisure, or hosting a meeting, the Charleston, South Carolina hotel focuses on whatever it takes to make each visit a success. Each guest room is beautifully appointed with granite vanities and bonnet beds, featuring down blankets and pillows with warmly hued comforters and dust ruffles. Other features include in-room coffee, two-line phones with data ports, high-speed Internet, Sony Playstations and wireless keyboard Internet access. Our very own Wentworth Grill, ranked #1 by locals, is a AAA four-diamond rated restaurant and boasts the culinary talents of Chef John Therres. Venture outside the hotel and become immersed in the fabled heritage of historic Charleston. Whether shopping on King Street, relaxing at Folly Beach, or strolling through the Charleston City Market, you will be charmed by the prestigious ambiance of the 'holy city.' For more information or to make a reservation, call, (843) 534-0300, or visit http://marriott. com/property/propertypage/chsbr (http://marriott. com/property/propertypage/chsbr).

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Sunday, December 13, 2009

PrecisionCraft’s Caribou Log Home Design Earns Awards & Accolades

PrecisionCraft’s Caribou Log Home Design Earns Awards & Accolades

PrecisionCraft’s Caribou log home plan has inspired custom log homes across the United States – from handcrafted to timber frame to Mountain Accent, each home is unique. Modified to match each client’s unique style, build location and budget, the Caribou dream has been realized in Ohio, California, Wyoming, Washington, Pennsylvania, Arizona, West Virginia, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas and Colorado. Featured at http://www. loghomes. org, the official website of The Log Homes Council, Caribou enthusiasts can take a look at the original Caribou design and see photos of actual log homes inspired by this award-winning plan.

Meridian, ID (Vocus) April 1, 2010

The Caribou design is featured this April at http://www. loghomes. org (http://www. loghomes. org), the official website of The Log Homes Council.

The Caribou log home design (http://www. precisioncraft. com/loghomeplans/Adirondack/Caribou. html) first landed in the limelight in 2007. Created by Mountain Architects, PrecisionCraft’s award-winning team of log home designers (http://www. precisioncraft. com/DesignBuild/ConceptualDesign. html), the design earned “Best Single-Level Floor Plan” by Log Home Design magazine.

After that auspicious start, the Caribou has remained one of the company’s most popular designs, says Jim Young, president of PrecisionCraft in Meridian, ID. “Since we created this design in 2007, 15 of our clients have opted to use this design as the basis for their dream home. This year we have five more clients who are building variations of the design. People are drawn to its healthy mix of beauty and functionality.”

The Caribou is also this month’s Featured Home at http://www. loghomes. org (http://www. loghomes. org), the official website of the Log Homes Council (http://www. loghomes. org), part of the National Association of Home Builders (http://www. nahb. org).

The Caribou continued to attract rave reviews. In 2008, the plan was once again recognized as “Best of the Best” in Log Home Living’s 10th Annual Floor Plan Contest. The panel of judges favored the design for its single-level floor plan living, split bedroom layout, integration with the outdoors, and use of a massive three-fireplace structure.

More accolades arrived in 2010. Katherine Schuster at Log Home Living recognized the Caribou’s unique features. “The angled entry porch adds a unique architectural element to the home from the moment you set foot inside the door. The rest of the home is just as captivating,” Schuster said.

“The communal areas blend together seamlessly, and the transition to outdoor living space is just as effortless, providing an ideal setup for entertaining,” Schuster said. “A three-fireplace structure that can be enjoyed from the living room, outdoor patio or master bedroom extends the cohesiveness to the bedroom wing. The home is cozy and intimate without being cramped. It will serve its owners well, for many years to come.”

Katherine’s prediction held true. Today, PrecisionCraft’s Caribou has inspired custom log homes across the United States – from handcrafted to timber frame to Mountain Accent, each home is unique. Modified to match each client’s unique style, build location and budget, the Caribou dream has been realized in Ohio, California, Wyoming, Washington, Pennsylvania, Arizona, West Virginia, Wisconsin, New Jersey, Texas and Colorado.

About Mountain Architects:
As a premiere designer of custom log homes and timber frame homes, Mountain Architects is the log and timber frame industry’s most honored and respected architectural firm. With numerous awards and 20 years of design excellence, Mountain Architects creates inspiring designs that match each client’s unique lifestyle, architectural preference and building location.

About PrecisionCraft Log Homes & Timber Frame:
From construction drawings to materials selection to an exclusive builder bidding process named BidRightSM, PrecisionCraft negotiates on behalf of its clients, ensuring best price, highest quality and accountability from all parties involved. For every client, PrecisionCraft’s Total Log Homes Solution® guarantees optimal pricing and superior quality.

For more information on designing and building custom mountain homes, please visit PrecisionCraft’s Log Homes Center (http://www. precisioncraft. com) at PrecisionCraft. com or call 800-729-1320.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cytiva Named to the Branham 300 List of Top Canadian Technology Companies

Cytiva Named to the Branham 300 List of Top Canadian Technology Companies

High-growth Cytiva debuts on the Branham Group’s annual listing of the largest software companies in Canada.

Vancouver, B. C. (PRWEB) March 28, 2008

Cytiva today announced its inclusion on the Branham 300 ranking of the world’s largest information technology companies in Canada, now in its 15th year. Cytiva was ranked 239.

Known as the most comprehensive and trusted source for the health of the Canadian Information technology industry, being listed in the Branham300 is a tremendous achievement. It provides an opportunity to demonstrate the breadth of innovative technology offered by Canadian companies and the contribution these companies make to the economy both nationally & provincially. It has also become a tool to promote Canadian ICT domestically and abroad.

For consideration as a Canadian company for the purposes of applying to the Branham300 (other than the multinational listing), companies must meet three of the following criteria:
 The company was founded in Canada and their headquarters remain in Canada;  Over 50% of their employees are located in Canada;  Corporate direction is determined in Canada; and  Over 50% of their research and development activities are conducted in Canada.

“We are extremely proud to be included in this prestigious list,” said Jason Moreau, CEO of Cytiva. “The fact that our record revenue growth has enabled us to achieve the size needed qualify for the Branham 300 is further validation of SonicRecruit’s mission to provide North American organizations with world class recruiting software with the world class price.”

The Branham300 listing is featured as "Canada's TOP 300," published in the March/April issue of Backbone Magazine available today. The full results are also available online at www. branham300.com.

About Branham Group Inc.:
Based in Ottawa, Ontario, Branham Group Inc. is a leading "Go-to-Market" consulting firm servicing the global information technology marketplace. Branham conducts work in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Canada. Branham Group assists information technology companies and related institutions in achieving market success through its planning, marketing and partnering services. Branham has a strong legacy of researching and analyzing vertical, horizontal and cross-industry opportunities. In Canada, it is well known for publishing the most comprehensive listing of the top Canadian ICT vendors.

About Cytiva Software Inc.:
Cytiva Software Inc. (CRX:TSX. V) provides innovative on-demand talent management software (http://www. sonicrecruit. com/?utm_source=D2net&utm_medium=BranhamRelease) and services to mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies. Its flagship recruiting software (http://www. sonicrecruit. com/?utm_source=D2net&utm_medium=BranhamRelease) product, SonicRecruit, allows corporations to screen applicants, automate recruiting departments, customize corporate career sites and hire great people. This premier applicant tracking system (http://www. sonicrecruit. com/?utm_source=D2net&utm_medium=BranhamRelease) improves recruiting effectiveness, speeding up the hiring process and reducing cost per hire. Cytiva’s SonicPerform employee performance management (http://www. sonicrecruit. com/?utm_source=D2net&utm_medium=BranhamRelease) system automates employee evaluations (http://www. sonicrecruit. com/?utm_source=D2net&utm_medium=BranhamRelease),
Aligns employees around key goals and encourages year round feedback. For more information, visit http://www. sonicrecruit. com (http://www. sonicrecruit. com).

CONTACT:
Ian Alexander
Mediarelations @ sonicrecruit. com
510-984-1986

The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the accuracy or adequacy of this news release, which has been prepared by management.

Forward-looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking statements related to the future financial condition and results of operations of Cytiva. These statements are based on current expectations and estimates about the human resources markets in which Cytiva operates and management’s beliefs and assumptions regarding these markets. These statements are subject to important risks and uncertainties which are difficult to predict and assumptions which may prove to be inaccurate. Some of the factors which could cause results or events to differ materially from current expectations include but are not limited to: general economic conditions, market or business conditions; changing competitive environment; changing regulatory conditions or requirements; changing technology; and success in implementing productivity initiatives. Some of these factors are largely beyond the control of Cytiva. Should any
Factor impact Cytiva in an unexpected manner, or should assumptions underlying the forward-looking statements prove incorrect, the actual results or events may differ materially from the results or events predicted. All of the forward-looking statements made in this document are qualified by these cautionary statements, and there can be no assurance that the results or developments anticipated by Cytiva will be realized or, even if substantially realized, that they will have the expected consequences for Cytiva. Readers should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. Further, Cytiva disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or any other occurrence.

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

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Dr. Toy's "10 Best" of 2004 Awarded to "Lots to Learn" Preschool Video

Dr. Toy's "10 Best" of 2004 Awarded to "Lots to Learn" Preschool Video

The award-winning “Lots To Learn” has been honored once again, this time by Dr. Toy's Top 10 Best Most Socially - Responsible Products for 2004, as well as being named a winner as Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Children’s Products for 2004.

Long Island, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2004

Dr. Stevanne Auerbach, Ph. D/Dr. Toy, a child development expert and trusted source for parents on toys that are fun, developmentally appropriate and promote active, creative and educational skills, has selected a new preschool video, Lots To Learn: Nature, as a 2004 winner in the categories of “100 Best Socially Responsible Products”, and “100 Best Children's Products"

The report put out by Dr. Toy (www. drtoy. com) represents a careful selection from among scores of innovative products. “We selected this video due to its introduction to nature which we feel is not only educational but socially responsible. We want to find good products that help children appreciate nature and the environment,” stated Dr. Auerbach.

Dr. ToyÂ’s selections help parents offer a healthy balance of positive activities, skill building, physical development, hobbies, crafts, and year round home creativity.

“Lots To Learn” has been a big hit with kids, teachers, parents and industry experts, and includes lessons on the alphabet, counting, shapes, colors, sounds and much more. The Dr. Toy award is the latest accolade for the first video in the “Lots To Learn” series, as “Lots To Learn” has already received Seals of Approval from The National Parenting Center, The Dove Foundation, and industry awards from The Telly and Aurora organizations.

Bill Cusick, Producer for Lots To Learn, LLC, views the award as a validation of his company's mission. "It's very satisfying to see that our product is resonating with people for all the right reasons. Knowing that preschool children enjoy the entertaining and the educational aspects of the program is very rewarding, and to be additionally recognized by industry professionals like Dr. Toy who specialize in children’s education makes us extremely proud.”

The producers of “Lots To Learn” have been creating award-winning programming for nearly twenty years, and are scheduled to complete production on “Lots To Learn: In My House “ by November 2004.

To find out more about “Lots To Learn”, visit their website at www. LotsToLearn. com

Contact: Bill Cusick

Lots To Learn, LLC. 516-799-4376

Lots To Learn is a registered trademark of Lots To Learn, LLC.

Monday, December 7, 2009

NLN Awards and Academy of Nursing Education Induction Ceremonies Crown Annual Summit

NLN Awards and Academy of Nursing Education Induction Ceremonies Crown Annual Summit

NLN to Present Awards for Outstanding Leadership and Lifetime Achievement; 24 Fellows to be Inducted into Nursing Education Academy; Banquet Will Conclude 2008 Education Summit on Saturday, September 20.

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 3, 2008

The NLN Awards and Academy of Nursing Education Fellows Induction Ceremony is an annual highlight of the National League for Nursing Education Summit, and this year's program promises to be no exception. Set for the evening of Saturday, September 20, it will cap the four-day gathering of nurse educators and administrators at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, TX.

NLN Awards

Outstanding Leadership to the NLN to Kathryn Mershon, MSN, RN, CNAA, FAAN
This award recognizes an NLN member for creative leadership in achieving an environment where shared governance can flourish; service as a role model for future organizational leaders; placing the mission of the NLN above personal need for recognition and reward; and inspiring others to become actively engaged in accomplishing the NLN's mission.

Throughout the years, Kathy Mershon evidenced outstanding leadership, service, and commitment to the mission of the NLN. As the chair of the NLN Board Development Committee, she worked on developing policies and procedures to assure continuity in board membership. As the chair of the NLN Nominating Committee, she introduced improved matrixes to assure that all leadership criteria are assessed appropriately.

It is in her role as leader of the NLN Foundation that Mershon's contributions to the NLN and the nursing community have been most distinguished. Throughout her tenure as chairperson of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education, Kathy's wise guidance has resulted in continued growth and significant enhancements to the mission and organizational operations of the NLN Foundation.

Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education to Colleen Conway-Welch, PhD, CNM, FAAN, FACNM
This award recognizes an NLN member who is…known for shaping and influencing leadership in nursing education with individuals, students, faculty, and patients; demonstrates leadership through scholarly activities…merits national or international acceptance for encouraging creative interactions with students from diverse backgrounds; and serves as a role model and mentor for junior faculty.

Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, Dr. Conway-Welch has developed innovative programs fostering new ways of advancing nursing education and garnered prestigious appointments, including service on the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. Dr. Conway-Welch helped create a partnership between Vanderbilt and Botswana Universities' Schools of Nursing for a hospital project in Botswana. She has worked to increase funding for nursing students from diverse backgrounds and began a bridge program at Vanderbilt to facilitate entry into the MSN program for graduates of associate degree nursing programs and those with bachelor's degrees in other fields.

Dr. Conway-Welch was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 1997, when it was still rare for nurses to be selected; named to the Advisory Committee to the director of the National Institutes of Health; and represented the nursing community on numerous national advisory committees on disaster preparedness.

NLN Isabel Hampton Robb Award - Lifetime Achievement to May Wykle, PhD, RN, FAAN, FGSA
Isabel Hampton Rob chaired the historic meeting during the Chicago World's Fair in 1893 that led to the establishment of the first association of nurses in the United States - the American Society of Superintendents of Training Schools of Nurses. The group, which set out to improve and standardize nursing education, ultimately became the National League for Nursing Education in 1912, renamed the National League for Nursing in 1952. The award recognizes a lifetime of visionary work that transforms nursing education and the profession of nursing.

A renowned expert in gerontology, since 2001, Dr. May Wykle has been dean of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University. For more than two decades, she has also been director of the University Center on Aging and Health University and has overseen one of the nation's first certificate courses in gerontology. Through this position, she has mentored young faculty to follow in her footsteps as leaders in gerontology.

Dr. Wykle has led the way in hiring minority faculty and promoting research of minority populations. The critical mass of minority faculty at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing has been a major factor in increasing the number of minority students at the school, from the bachelor to doctoral level, thus producing a substantial number of next generation practicing nurses, educators, and researchers who are members of minority groups equipped to address minority health care and issues of health disparities. Her untiring efforts demonstrate that private schools of nursing, such as Case Western Reserve, can achieve racial, ethnic and gender diversity.

Traveling abroad extensively, she witnessed the interconnection of poverty and health in developing countries, which led her to initiate nursing education programs with components in gerontology in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

In 2007, Case Western established the May L. Wykle Endowed Professorship in honor of her outstanding career and remarkable contributions to knowledge development, leadership, and mentorship. Remarkably, the professorship was funded through contributions by former students, practicing nurses, colleagues in the fields of mental health and gerontology, and members of the communities she has served throughout her distinguished career.

NLN Academy of Nursing Education
The evening's program will also include the presentation and induction of 24 fellows into the Academy of Nursing Education. The academy was established by the NLN in 2007 to foster excellence in nursing education through the recognition of outstanding nurse educators. Fellows play a critical role in fostering excellence in nursing education by supporting the vision and mission of the NLN. They help promote standards of excellence to increase the number of graduates from all types of nursing programs, and they serve as resources for new educators, as well as colleagues in clinical practice. These inspiring leaders will be lauded for innovative teaching and learning strategies, nursing education research, faculty development, academic leadership, promotion of public policy that advances nursing education and collaborative educational practice with community partners.

Editors and reporters: For more information about the Academy of Nursing fellows and the NLN awardees, for advance interview opportunities, or if you would like to attend the Fellows Induction and Awards Banquet, please contact NLN chief communications officer Karen R. Klestzick at 212-812-0376, kklestzick@nln. org.

Dedicated to excellence in nursing, the National League for Nursing is the premier organization for nurse faculty and leaders in nursing education offering faculty development, networking opportunities, testing services, nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 27,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.

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Datadev. com Launches New Line of Data Security Bundled Equipment at Special Savings

Datadev. com Launches New Line of Data Security Bundled Equipment at Special Savings

Data security equipment online superstore Datadev. com offers customers unparalleled savings on a new line of bundled electronic data erasure and destruction equipment, including free shipping with any online store purchase.

San Marino, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2010

Data Devices International, Inc. launches a new line of bundled data security hard drive erasure and destruction equipment packages (http://www. datadev. com/hd-security-bundles. html) that offer customers outstanding data protection at the best prices available on the market.

Offering a comprehensive one-stop shopping experience for customers’ data security needs, www. datadev. com (http://www. datadev. com/) provides one of the broadest selections available of data security-related equipment.

“For hard drive data security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology recommends not only erasing a hard drive but also physically destroying it. To that end, we’ve launched a new line of bundled equipment that provides our customers not only the best in data security but also outstanding savings,” said David Partridge, President of Data Devices International.

The new line of data security bundled equipment features hard drive erasure and physical destruction, as well as optical media (CD, DVD, Blu-Ray), key tape and paper destruction.

For additional savings benefits to the customer, Data Devices International, Inc. offers free shipping for any online store purchase within the continental United States.

Data Devices is the only data security company that offers both depot repair and on-site maintenance contracts, as well as on-site training and installation of technical equipment. Our GSA contract permits us to extend these unique offerings to all government users.

States continue passing stringent laws on the management of digital data. In today’s litigious world, every organization must be vigilant about how they discard any data, especially since the passing of laws such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA), and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. Data Devices International is a resource to help companies and individuals eliminate this legal exposure through information, educational resources and proper equipment.
Data Devices’ competitive pricing policy ensures that every user has access to the best available data security equipment at the best prices.

For additional information, contact Monica Partridge or visit www. datadev. com (http://www. datadev. com/).

About Data Devices International, Inc.
Data Devices International, Inc., is a leader in the field of data security products and services, specializing in degaussers, hard drive destroyers & shredders, hard drive duplicators & erasers, tape equipment, and industrial shredders & destroyers.

Contact
Monica Partridge
Data Devices International, Inc.
626-799-6545
Http://www. datadev. com (http://www. datadev. com)

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Medical Solutions, Inc. Tops the "2008 Best Places to Work in Omaha" List

Medical Solutions, Inc. Tops the "2008 Best Places to Work in Omaha" List

Healthcare staffing company Medical Solutions has been named the winner of the Best Places to Work in Omaha for companies with 50-250 local employees. The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Baird Holm LLP sponsor the competition which is based on voting by employees throughout Omaha.

Omaha, NE (PRWEB) May 14, 2008

Omaha, NE - Healthcare staffing company Medical Solutions (http://www. medicalsolutions. com) is proud to be named the winner of the Best Places to Work in Omaha (http://www. omahachamber. org/news/NewsDetail. aspx? StoryID=11291) by The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, one of the top honors for an Omaha business. Employees throughout Omaha voted on the best companies to work for and Medical Solutions topped the list of companies with 50-250 local employees in just its first year entering the competition.

President and CEO Scott Anderson is pleased the hard work of the company is being recognized, but is more proud of the team that has been built at Medical Solutions. "We are excited Medical Solutions is a company employees are happy to work for, but more importantly we are truly appreciative of each and every individual that makes up the Medical Solutions team. This award is really about them," Anderson said.

One the fastest growing companies in the healthcare staffing industry, Medical Solutions is a company built on the philosophy that when employees are treated well, financial success will follow. For Medical Solutions, treating employees well means putting them in the best position to succeed. They do this by giving the individuals the room to learn and grow and the resources they need to thrive. Anderson and co-owner Dale Williams believe empowering employees to be their best is what makes Medical Solutions a great place to work; whether it is providing an in-office concierge to handle life's little chores or a relaxing break room, equipped with an Xbox, foosball table and pinball machine, where the employees can unwind.

Aline Quick, a Travel Nurse Recruiter at Medical Solutions agrees, "I consider it a privilege to work for such a great company, always willing to show appreciation toward their employees. I know I am valued and supported, allowing me to use my abilities to grow and advance within the company."

Another major factor towards Medical Solutions' success in building a great company is their ability to find and hire great employees. Medical Solutions uses a careful hiring process to identify top talent with qualities and attitudes that match their core values of being passionate, intelligent, inspiring and honest communicators. By placing an emphasis on referrals and personally interviewing every prospective employee, Anderson and Williams make sure each new hire will be a great fit to the Medical Solutions family. Not only does this process create a great team environment, but also builds loyalty and consistency as evidenced by very little staff turnover.

In addition to putting employees in a position to succeed, the company plans numerous events for the staff that are not only fun, but also promote team building. Guided by the company Fun Force, with events ranging from paintball to riverboat rides, Medical Solutions has crafted a culture of fun and inspiration. The company's success is due to a motivated staff working to make sure they meet the highest standards and help make Medical Solutions more than just another healthcare staffing company. "Medical Solutions empowers their employees in a positive way to be passionate, respectful and excited about what they do each day. It's truly an honor to be a part of this team," states Christy Johnston, Medical Solutions Team Manager.

Medical Solutions has learned that an environment of recognition, appreciation and empowerment with its staff translates to quality relationships with its traveling healthcare professionals and client hospitals. With the need for traveling nurses on the rise it is important the company makes the nurses' transitions to a new career as comfortable as possible. The great teamwork at the company eliminates the worry for the travelers and hospital staffing professionals, allowing them to focus solely on providing patients with excellent care.

The combination of quality employees and a servant leadership model is a large part of why Medical Solutions is the fifth fastest growing company in Nebraska. Medical Solutions grew more than 60 percent last year and is on track to continue that growth well into the future. The company, which was first formed in 1997 has grown to employ 102 people in its corporate office and is currently ranked No. 625 on the list of Inc. 5,000's fastest growing companies in 2007. Looking to improve on that rank in 2008 with revenues just shy of $50 million for the year, Medical Solution's future is bright.

"As excited as I am to be a part of what this company is right now, I'm even more excited about our future. Every employee at Medical Solutions plays a vital role in where we'll be tomorrow, and the fact that everyone buys into that idea is inspiring," said Steve Seitner, Medical Solutions Team Manager.

About the 2008 Best Places to Work in Omaha
The competition, which was sponsored by the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and Baird Holm LLP, is based on a survey of employee satisfaction and is used to boost satisfaction in the workplace by measuring feedback for participating companies to help them gauge their employee happiness. The results are used by businesses to further improve working conditions for their employees.

About Medical Solutions, Inc.
Medical Solutions, Inc. was one of the first travel nurse and allied healthcare staffing companies to be certified by the Joint Commission. Its focus is on meeting the urgent and short-term staffing needs of its clients with highly skilled allied health professionals, nurses and technologists. A nationwide network of travelers allows Medical Solutions to help its client hospitals continue to provide excellent patient care amidst a nationwide nursing and allied health shortage. Medical Solutions provides travelers to nearly 900 client hospitals nationwide and is one of the fastest growing companies in the travel nursing and allied health industry. Visit MedicalSolutions. com (http://www. medicalsolutions. com) to learn more.

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