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Entertainment and Technology Business Feature Summary for Week Ending May 26, 2006 Fri, 26 May 2006, 18:58:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - May 26 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: WhiteFlash.com, a diamond and jewelry e-boutique, creates celebrity wedding bands for Adrianne Curry and Christopher Knight; CyberTouch announces the Orion 32 - one of the largest touch-screen LCD monitors for professional applications; and Techlink Northwest is Named to Entrepreneur Magazine's Hot 100 List.
Online Casino Invests $11,000 to Pull Warren Buffett's Strings Fri, 26 May 2006, 17:05:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons MINNEAPOLIS, MN - May 26 (PRnetwire) -- Popular online casino and eBay shopaholic GoldenPalace.com has added another winner to their portfolio today by acquiring Warren Buffett's signed DQ Ukulele for $11,211. The instrument was specially made for Buffett by Dairy Queen, a longtime economic and gastronomic favorite of the billionaire investor. The instrument has been personally played, and signed by Buffett who is widely regarded as the most successful value investor of all time.
Perception Software Releases EDAConnect - Connects Electronic Design Engineers to Enterprise PLM Systems Mon, 22 May 2006, 19:15:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander AUSTIN, TX - May 22 (PRnetwire) -- Perception Software today announced the general availability of EDAConnect, which offers electronic design engineers an intuitive, easy to use connection from their EDA environment to their enterprise PLM system. Prior to EDAConnect, the only options available to organizations attempting to integrate their EDA design environment with their enterprise PLM systems were either internally developed or custom developed solutions. Both of these options presented problems when changes or upgrades occurred on either the EDA or the PLM systems
Local Reproductive Clinic Celebrates Gift of Life with a 5-Year Baby Reunion Mon, 22 May 2006, 17:05:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons GLENDALE, CA - May 22 (PRnetwire) -- The Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) in Los Angeles celebrated the gift of motherhood in a fitting way - by bringing together families that have been assisted in their efforts to conceive children over the past 5 years by SIRM(SM) physicians Brian Acacio, M.D. and Mory Nouriani, M.D. More than 350 people attended the celebration, which took place in Griffith Park on Saturday, May 13th. Activities included a catered lunch, pony rides, face painting and children's jumping houses.
CyberTouch Announces 32-inch Touch Screen LCD Monitor Mon, 22 May 2006, 04:35:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander NEWBURY PARK, CA - May 22, 2006 (PRnetwire) -- CyberTouch is pleased to announce the Orion 32 - the latest and largest addition to its line of touch LCD monitors. Available now, this 32-inch diagonal (16x9 aspect ratio) touch screen LCD monitor is ideal for electronic signage, hospitality, kiosk and point-of-purchase applications. This larger size touch monitor allows designers to display more information and reduce the number of screens while increasing interactive efficiency.
Entertainment and Technology Feature Summary for Week Ending May 19, 2006 Fri, 19 May 2006, 23:32:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - May 19 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: VIGILAIR Systems, Inc. earns 'Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology' designation for air filtration system from Dept. Homeland Security; IO2 Technology launched the Heliodisplay(TM) M2, its revolutionary second-generation free-space video display; Controversial film about Israeli Woman and Palestinian Man, 'Another Road Home,' is now on DVD; and Seaweed Systems to distribute NVIDIA(R) Graphics Devices in aerospace and defense markets.
Chicago-area Businesswoman Wants to Donate 50,000 Millennium-Edition Newspapers to a Non-Profit Group for Use as a Fund Raiser Fri, 19 May 2006, 22:48:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander HIGHLAND PARK, IL - May 19 (PRnetwire) -- Internet executive Sue Cohn of Highland Park, Illinois has been holding on to a cache of 50,000 new and uncirculated January 1, 2000 newspapers; most of them are the Chicago Tribune with a few thousand New York Times, Financial Times of London and USA Today also included in the lot. Her late husband purchased the newspapers in 2000 with the future intent of selling them online and in stores after they appreciated in value years later. In fact, most of the major city Millennium edition newspapers have already increased in value -- and are selling on eBay and other Websites anywhere from $5 to $20 each.
A Faery Hunt! O.C. Now Playing In Huntington Beach Central Park Fri, 19 May 2006, 00:58:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - May 18 (PRnetwire) -- A Live Children's Interactive Adventure: 'A Faery Hunt! O.C.' If you're one of the many people who have seen a faery or two, or perhaps a troll, or even a symurg while walking the dog in Central Park, don't panic. You are not suffering from an illness or a disorder that makes you see these creatures. They really are there.
Hello Gorgeous! Look And Feel Fabulous - For A Good Cause Wed, 17 May 2006, 21:10:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons NEW YORK, NY - May 17 (PRnetwire) -- Noted beauty expert, marketing guru, and author Rachel Weingarten and the National Women's Health Resource Center (NWHRC) will be partnering on a new initiative to encourage young women to take as much interest in their health and self esteem as they do in their appearance. A kick off cocktail party and book signing event scheduled for May 20, 2006, will be held at cult 14th & U Street corridor's fashion and lifestyle boutique Muleh. The event takes place during the annual Book Expo America (BEA) conference, which takes place in Washington, D.C.
Greencomputer Introduces PowerElf II Black Edition Tue, 16 May 2006, 17:08:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander EDMONTON, Alberta - May 16 (PRnetwire) -- Greencomputer Innovation, Ltd. today unveiled its new PowerElf(R) II Black Edition(TM) server appliance featuring a dual core Intel Pentium D processor which delivers up to four times the performance of the previous PowerElf model.
Baby Boomers and Empty Nesters Take Their Wealthy Inner Children on Vacation Tue, 16 May 2006, 15:52:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander HOBOKEN, NJ - May 16 (PRnetwire) -- America's suburban families are growing up - and out. As baby boomers say good-bye to their adult children, this career-driven segment of society is rediscovering leisure time. The trend of swapping their city apartments (originally purchased as relief from killer commutes) with like-minded travel-bugs worldwide, has been on the rise, according to a recent member survey conducted by the website Digsville.com.
ANOTHER ROAD HOME: Israeli Woman/Palestinian Man - Controversial Film Now on DVD! Tue, 16 May 2006, 03:00:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons PHOENIX, AZ - May 16 (PRnetwire) -- GeoQuest Entertainment Group, Ltd. releases its first DVD worldwide on May 23, 2006. ANOTHER ROAD HOME by Danae Elon, award-winning Israeli filmmaker and daughter of renowned writer Amos Elon, portrays her quest to find Musa Obeidallah, the Palestinian man whose love and sacrifice profoundly influenced her life. Diverse media and audiences have lauded this powerful documentary because it brings to the screen a deep humanity about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and does not shy away from confronting its controversial themes.
Free Local Seminar Offers Viable Alternative to Bariatric Surgery Tue, 16 May 2006, 01:01:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LIVONIA, MI - May 15 (PRnetwire) -- Saturday, June 3 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, individuals who are considering weight-loss surgery will learn about a non-surgical, non-medical alternative in a free seminar held in Livonia. The free event is sponsored by Escape Obesity, Inc., a Michigan-based organization that assists individuals who are struggling with high levels of obesity.
Million Dollar Press Releases Mon, 15 May 2006, 23:13:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander ROCKFORD, IL - May 15 (PRnetwire) -- PR veteran Robert Smith started in the world of publicity almost 8 years ago. After owning a child support company he started his own agency Robert Smith & Associates PR in 1998. Smith today announced his much anticipated book 'Million Dollar Press Releases: Guide to Boosting Profits Using Free Publicity' ($17.00 Aardvark Publishing) is available.
Drug Rehab News: Release of Overcoming Crystal Meth DVD Mon, 15 May 2006, 22:49:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander TROIS-RIVIERES, QC, Canada - May 15 (PRnetwire) -- Narconon Trois-Rivieres announced today that after years of living under the influence of crystal meth, 'Will' finally overcame his drug addiction. Stuck in this tribulation of highs and physical weariness, he came to the brink of death, before eventually realizing how crystal meth had destroyed his life. In this gripping new DVD video, entitled 'Overcoming the Crystal,' the truth about crystal meth, its dangers, its treacherous effects and destructive power is finally revealed.
Total Computer Security - For Free! Mon, 15 May 2006, 19:50:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons CHICAGO, IL - May 15 (PRnetwire) -- Throw out those expensive security packages. For no cost at all, SystemBodyguard, a new freeware product from Advanced Interactive Marketing, Inc. (AIM), will protect your computer against every threat imaginable.
Business and Entertainment Feature Summary for Week Ending May 12, 2006 Fri, 12 May 2006, 23:34:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - May 12 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: Independent record of mankind's origins uncovered in a new color supplement to the best-selling book 'The Parthenon Code'; Controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, notorious for his nude Britney Spears 'pro-life' birth sculpture, is featured in documentary to screen at the New Haven Film Fest; and M2SYS Technology's biometric fingerprint reader integrated into detention centers for positive inmate identification.
Every New York Mets Fan Needs this Book! Fri, 12 May 2006, 16:30:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander INDIANAPOLIS, IN - May 12 (PRnetwire) -- Life Press, the newest publishing division of Sams Technical Publishing, LLC, has announced the release of 'For Mets Fans Only,' ISBN 0-7906-1334-4, from famous sports book author Rich Wolfe.
Ancient Greek Images Portrayed Genesis Events - Independent Record of Mankind's Origins Uncovered Thu, 11 May 2006, 20:09:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons ANNAPOLIS, MD - May 11 (PRnetwire) -- Solving Light Books announced today the release of a 600-slide PowerPoint presentation, an expansion of the book, 'The Parthenon Code: Mankind's History in Marble' (ISBN: 0970543832) by Robert Bowie Johnson, Jr. The PowerPoint restores the east pediment of the Parthenon in color by computer, explains its meaning and, displaying more than 500 ancient images, shows that the characters and events portrayed in Greek art match those described in the early chapters of Genesis.
Prototype Units Ready for Shipment Thu, 11 May 2006, 18:23:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons SOLANA BEACH, CA - May 11 (PRnetwire) -- Armor Electric Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board ARME / ARME.ob) announces the first delivery of the frames and bodies from Hero Manufacturing in India for the Mexico pedi-cab contract. The units will be delivered to the Armor Las Vegas facility via air freight during the week of May 15th. Armor and Hero engineers together recently incorporated specific enhancements to the design of the front forks and the frame to better accommodate the power from the electric propulsion system.
TTI Introduces WinBill Service Desk Thu, 11 May 2006, 08:46:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander WALNUT CREEK, CA - May 11 (PRnetwire) -- TeleManagement Technologies, Inc. (TTI) the leader in Telecom Expense Management software solutions today announced the introduction of their new WinBill Service Desk. WinBill Service Desk is a totally web based tool that allows WinBill customers to Request, Order, Provision and initiate Trouble Tickets for their IT services 24x7.
Britney Birth Sculptor's Severed Head 'Obsession' Featured - A New Haven Film Fest Screens Documentary About Local Artist Wed, 10 May 2006, 17:07:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons HARTFORD, CT - May 10 (PRnetwire) -- Britney Spears's pregnancy confirmation comes this week when filmmaker A. D. Calvo and controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards begin development on a short film about the making of Edwards's next sculpture of Ms. Spears giving birth. Calvo and Edwards are scheduled to talk briefly about their project following the screening of Calvo's quirky short documentary, THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS. The film, selected by the New Haven Underground Film Festival, features a behind-the-scenes look at Edwards's Ted Williams Death Mask and will be shown this Saturday at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Author Dee Dee Phelps to Appear at Book Expo America Tue, 09 May 2006, 22:44:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - May 9 (PRnetwire) -- Dee Dee Phelps, author of the recently released memoir 'Vinyl Highway,' singing as Dick and Dee Dee in the Sixties (www.dickanddeedee.com), is scheduled for an autograph session in the Trafford Publishing booth (Booth Number 1851) on Saturday, May 20th at the Convention Center in Washington, DC at Book Expo America.
Global Oil Tools Libya to Launch on the Libyan Stock Exchange Tue, 09 May 2006, 21:32:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander TRIPOLI, Libya - May 9 (PRnetwire) -- In its 16th weekly regular meeting held Sunday evening in Tripoli to issue the resolution and the articles of associations of the market, The Secretariat of the General People's Committee has approved a draft resolution to the establishment of Libya's Stock Exchange Market.
Jurisdictionary(R) Legal Studies Club Tue, 09 May 2006, 20:06:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander ATLANTA, GA - May 9 (PRnetwire) -- The Jurisdictionary(R) Legal Studies Club of Atlanta, GA (a local non-profit club) is hosting a seminar to benefit all people who need to know how to protect themselves from legal abuse ... people who can't afford a lawyer or aren't sure they can trust the lawyer they have!
Freddy&Ma Introduces Millions of Unique Handbag Designs by Allowing Customers to Design Their Own Handbags Tue, 09 May 2006, 07:44:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons NEW YORK, NY - May 9 (PRnetwire) -- Freddy&Ma, a designer of handbags and accessories, today announced the opening of an online boutique for designing custom handbags: www.freddyandma.com. Fusing fashion and technology, the cutting edge website enables shoppers to direct the design process by combining different prints, leathers and hardware options to create original products. Most designer handbags are copied within weeks of release. Because Freddy&Ma ensures originality through millions of possible combinations, an F&M customer is unlikely to ever see another person carrying her unique design
The Pope of Pot Finds Success on the Internet with Temple420.org Mon, 08 May 2006, 21:15:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - May 8 (PRnetwire) -- Temple420.org opened on April 20th to incredible success. There have been thousands of people flocking to the site and a true community is being created on-line. Two community members of Temple420.org have decided to get married and they have asked Craig X Rubin, the new Pope of Pot, to officiate over their Wedding. The other exciting news is that Rubin, the Temple's Reverend, is going to Washington D.C. to be trained as a preacher by Arch Bishop George Augustus Stallings.
Staples Offers Electronics Recycling at Home Office Expo and Select Area Stores Mon, 08 May 2006, 18:24:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons BOSTON, MA - May 8 (PRnetwire) -- South Street Media, producers of the Home Office Expo, and Staples, lead sponsor of the Expo, announced today that Staples will kickoff a 15-day Recycling Event at the entrance of the Bayside Expo Center on June 2. During the entire run of the Home Office Expo, June 2 - 4, attendees can get $10 off the price of admission simply by bringing old computers, monitors, printers, laptops and fax machines for recycling.
Intellikey Labs HD-DVD Quality Assurance Disc Testing in High Gear Mon, 08 May 2006, 16:59:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander BURBANK, CA - May 8 (PRnetwire) -- The mid-April release of HD-DVD players and software on the retail market kicked the production of high definition entertainment product into gear. The media industry's need for HD-DVD titles for retail distribution has been keeping Intellikey Labs' optical content testing in overdrive to meet studio release dates.
Entertainment and Technology Feature Summary for Week Ending May 5, 2006 Sat, 06 May 2006, 18:52:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - May 6 -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: Kubota Research and Ion Power, Inc. collaborate to accelerate fuel cell research; Java Juice(R) is a new liquid coffee extract that can be used to travel, hike, or infuse weak coffee; LifeSpan fitness equipment to include new patented Intelli-Sense(TM) safety features; and GameBeat Studios wins two ADDY awards for its work on the Wal-Mart Voices of Color(TM) Film Series campaign.
Tax Refund Can Be a Ticket to Financial Freedom Sat, 06 May 2006, 00:01:00 GMT Edited by Carly M. Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - May 5 (PRnetwire) -- Knockout Debt announced today that it is offering a Free Debt Consultation to all consumers who have received or will be receiving a tax refund. Knockout Debt's consultants will explain to consumers how a tax refund may be used to save thousands of dollars. With rising interest rates, spiraling gas prices, and higher credit card minimums, it is more important than ever before to eliminate credit card debt.
Books to Bookmark: 13 New Books Worth a Look for Spring 2006 Fri, 05 May 2006, 18:28:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander REDONDO BEACH, CA - May 5 (PRnetwire) -- Publishers Newswire (www.pubnewswire.com) announced today 13 new books 'worth a look,' announced during Spring 2006. Titles include 'Absolute Sudoku' by Masha Zager, learn sudoku puzzles with the guidance you always wanted; health expert Paul Harris, releases 'Superior Health Doctor Bernard Jensen's Way'; and 'Soccer Made Easy for Americans' by H. Steven Robertson, a 'how-to' book for kids and coaches of kids.
LifeSpan Treadmills to Feature Patented Revolutionary Safety Technology Wed, 03 May 2006, 02:00:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons SALT LAKE CITY, UT - May 3 (PRnetwire) -- PCE Health & Fitness, manufacturer of LifeSpan fitness equipment, announced it will incorporate a unique, load sensing feature into LifeSpan HOME series and PRO series treadmills. The U.S. patent office recently approved a patent covering LifeSpan's Intelli-Sense(TM) Automatic User Sensing Technology. Intelli-Sense(TM) is an intelligent, revolutionary feature which increases treadmill safety and allows for step-based programming.
New Ad Industry Column by Scott G Launched Online Tue, 02 May 2006, 22:11:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander WOODLAND HILLS, CA - May 2 (PRnetwire) -- Advertising industry veteran and consulting creative director Scott G of G-Man Marketing in Los Angeles, announced today that his new column, 'Communication Nation,' will appear exclusively on Advertising Industry Newswire (AdvertisingIndustryNewswire.com).
LocaModa Releases StreetSurfer 3.2 Tue, 02 May 2006, 21:04:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons BOSTON, MA - May 2 (PRnetwire) -- LocaModa, Inc., a technology company powering 'The Web Outside,' today releases the latest version of StreetSurfer, a location-based interactive marketing platform for retail, entertainment, real estate, travel and tourism industries.
One Million Blessings Experiment Tue, 02 May 2006, 19:41:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons DALLAS, TX - May 2 (PRnetwire) -- May 1st marked the final day of a unique online experiment created with the goal of reaching one million people through an emotion evoking, short movie designed by Texas writer and graphic designer Kate Nowak. It features a series of poignant blessings written to help people all over the world feel better about their lives.
PC Kidz USA Announces Their Expansion into the Charlotte, North Carolina Metro Area Mon, 01 May 2006, 21:29:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons TYLER, TX and CHARLOTTE, NC - May 1 (PRnetwire) -- Shawn Lippincott of Cornelius North Carolina will be the managing owner of PC Kidz Metro LLC, the sixth PC Kidz franchise in the United States. The new franchise will serve Mecklenburg, Gaston, Lincoln, Catawba, Iredell, Rowan, Cabarrus, Union, York and Stanley Counties in North Carolina. The company will offer computer education classes to preschool and school age children through public and private preschools, as well as through early education programs.
Armor Electric Announces New Board Member Mon, 01 May 2006, 15:05:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons SOLANA BEACH, CA - May 1 (PRnetwire) -- Armor Electric Inc. (OTC BB: ARME) today announced the appointment of Mr. Sam Karp to the Board of Directors. Mr. Karp is a resident of and premier builder/developer in the exclusive community of Rancho Santa Fe, located in southern California. Mr. Karp has a great interest Armor and believes in the exceptional potential of Armor's electric vehicle program sufficient to provide a substantial capital investment into the company in February 2005 and again in April 2006.
Business, Entertainment and Tech Feature Summary for Week Ending April 28, 2006 Fri, 28 Apr 2006, 22:42:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Apr. 28 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: Autism Conference to be held in Utah in August; 20 elite women to be honored at the 2006 Hispanic Business Woman of the Year Awards in Las Vegas; Armor Electric Inc. obtains funding for environmentally-friendly Mexico City taxicab project; and ghost hunter Tony Hart-Wilden asks if you'd spend a night in a haunted house?
The 'Revolution' in Personal Hydration is Here Now - Using the Not-A-Bottle(TM) Container System Thu, 27 Apr 2006, 21:22:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons ESTES PARK, CO - Apr. 27 (PRnetwire) -- Rocky Mountain Patents, LLC (www.RockyBusiness.com) today announced that its innovative Not-A-Bottle(TM) container system is poised to revolutionize the personal hydration market. 'The Revolution in personal hydration is here now! Instead of attempting to clean out permanent pouch systems, drinking bottles, or canteens, the Not-A-Bottle(TM) container system with a drinking tube or pop-up cap provides 'Instant Refill' by simply replacing the beverage bag,' says Charles Schroeder, Manager.
American Alarm Saves Customers Lives, Averts Silent Killer Wed, 26 Apr 2006, 22:32:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons IRVING, TX and WALTHAM, MA - Apr. 26 (PRnetwire) -- This year the National Burglar & Fire Alarm Association (NBFAA) honored one of their member companies for the life-saving efforts of a persistent salesman. John Dunton and Carol McKeen of Waltham, Mass. are alive today thanks to their decision to purchase a carbon monoxide (CO) detector from American Alarm and Communications, Inc., Arlington, Mass.
Traders Media Unveils InsideFutures.com Wed, 26 Apr 2006, 15:28:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander CHICAGO, IL - Apr. 26 (PRnetwire) -- Traders Media today announced the release of InsideFutures.com, the futures and commodity industry's freshest destination designed to take an 'inside perspective' on futures trading. Serving traders of all skill levels - but particularly geared toward new market participants - the site is focused on industry education, commentary and analysis.
Would You Spend the Night Alone in a Haunted House? Tue, 25 Apr 2006, 21:31:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Apr. 25 (PRnetwire) -- Do you know of a haunted house or a strange location that people would cross over to the other side of the street to avoid after dark? Somewhere most wouldn't go to in a group, even in the daytime? Would you go alone and what about at midnight? There is one man that would: Tony Hart-Wilden, paranormal investigator and founder of Chasingmidnight.com - one of the Web's leading sites devoted to the mysterious and unexplained.
Unique Health Retreat Offers Lifestyle Changes in Paradise Tue, 25 Apr 2006, 15:18:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander KAHULUI, Hawaii - Apr. 25 (PRnetwire) -- The sounds of the ocean, the smell of plumeria in the air, and the chirping of exotic birds in the garden. These are the attractions touted by 'The Road to Life,' a new and unusual health and lifestyle modification retreat in the isolated Hawaiian community of Hana, on the island of Maui. Sponsored by Rational Christian Ministries, a non-denominational Christian ministry dedicated to health and wellness education,
Westchester County Passes Wireless Network Security Law Mon, 24 Apr 2006, 19:18:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander STAMFORD, CT - Apr. 24 (PRnetwire) -- Desktop Guerrillas offers businesses expert advice for securing their networks. Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in this country. Criminals are enticed with a precious bounty - your credit line. We've all gotten used to shredding our credit card statements, but what about the businesses that are cavalier with our personal information?
Armor Announces Funding Obtained for Completion of Mexico City Taxi Cab Project Mon, 24 Apr 2006, 16:03:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander SOLANA BEACH, CA - Apr. 24 (PRnetwire) -- Armor Electric Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ARME) announces the company has completed financing in the form of a 'convertible note' with a substantial Investment Group in San Diego, California. This financing includes an initial payment to Armor of $215,000 USD and further payments up to a total of $600,000 USD to Armor based on the performance of agreed to 'milestones' between the parties.
Technology Entertainment Feature Summary for Week Ending April 21, 2006 Sat, 22 Apr 2006, 22:30:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Apr. 22 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: Respondus launches LockDown Browser for e-learning solutions; NamesBeyond opens registrations in the dotMobi (.mobi) domain; PCE Health & Fitness creates Intelli-Key(TM) interactive lighting system for its LifeSpan exercise equipment to make workouts easier than ever; and Munrab Entertainment plans to hold the world's first 'Canine Concert' featuring music only dogs can hear.
'Best Inn in North America 2006' - Top Honors Again Go to Luxury Boutique-style Inn Fri, 21 Apr 2006, 17:16:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons COLUMBIA, MD - Apr. 21 (PRnetwire) -- The Inn at Peralynna Manor, a small Maryland Luxury Inn, is voted by guests and recognized by Arrington's Inn Traveler Magazine, 'Best Overall Bed and Breakfast/Inn in North America 2006.' For the past two years, 2005 and 2006, Peralynna has taken top honors in competition with 33,000 Inns and B & B's in the US and Canada. In 2004, Peralynna was recognized by Arrington's as 'Best Inn in the USA.'
Asks Anant Tripati: Is Superior Court Judge Paul Gutman Biased Judicially and Racially? Fri, 21 Apr 2006, 15:55:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander PASADENA, CA - Apr. 21 (PRnetwire) -- Judge Paul Gutman has allowed the law firm of Nelson and Fulton, representing Los Angeles County, to coach witnesses and falsify evidence in a suit challenging Fraud Upon The Court (BC343351) filed by Anant Tripati, a person of East Indian descent, against the County of Los Angeles. Tripati obtained deposition admissions of fraud upon the courts by former and current employees of the L.A. County DA's Office, and in one deposition a witness admits signing blank discovery forms in this case and blatant witness coaching occurs, states Bill Liebman, a Tripati supporter.
Colorado Machinery Doubles in Size through Mergers Thu, 20 Apr 2006, 19:15:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - Apr. 20 (PRnetwire) -- Colorado Machinery LLC has completed a merger that increases its store total from five to nine and broadens its product mix and geographic reach. On April 8, 2006, the Colorado Springs-based construction equipment company merged with Romer Mercantile, based in Holly and Lamar, Colo., and with Bi-State Machinery Co. Inc., based in Greeley and Ft Collins, Colo.
'Virtual Classroom' Seminars to Help CPAs Stay Current Wed, 19 Apr 2006, 16:36:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander ASHEVILLE, NC - Apr. 19 (PRnetwire) -- Indiana CPAs now have something to look forward to beyond the end of another hectic tax season. Starting next month, a new seminar series will make it easier for the state's 9,000 CPAs to satisfy the strict continuing education requirements imposed on them by the Indiana Board of Accountancy. On May 1, continuing education provider Leveraged Logic will begin offering a new series of seminars titled 'This Week in Accounting.'
Respondus Releases Browser for Secure Testing in Blackboard and WebCT Tue, 18 Apr 2006, 23:42:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons REDMOND, WA - Apr. 18 (PRnetwire) -- Respondus, Inc. announces the release of Respondus LockDown Browser, a custom browser that creates a secure testing environment within the WebCT and Blackboard e-learning platforms. When students use Respondus LockDown Browser they are unable to print, copy, go to another URL, or access other applications. When an assessment is started, students are locked into it until they submit it for grading.
XenPromotions Introduces New Sales Incentive Product to Florida Market Tue, 18 Apr 2006, 19:59:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander SARASOTA, FL - Apr. 18 (PRnetwire) -- XenPromotions introduces a new cost effective and unique sales incentive product called the $5,000 BonusPak to the Florida market. With numerous applications for businesses, organizations, colleges and universities, the BonusPak is a highly effective incentive tool to help anyone increase their traffic, ad response, closing ratios, customer loyalty, gifting and most of all, sales and profits!
Cognitive Technologies Expands D.C. Operations Tue, 18 Apr 2006, 16:00:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons ATLANTA, GA and WASHINGTON, DC - Apr. 18 (PRnetwire) -- Cognitive Technologies, specialists in people-focused project management services, announces the opening of a regional office at 1201 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 300, just four blocks from the White House, in Washington's East End business district.
Princeton Disc Appoints Avi Itzhakov as CEO and Partner Tue, 18 Apr 2006, 15:49:00 GMT Edited by Liisa Sullivan POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ -- Apr. 18 (PRnetwire) -- Princeton Disc has announced its appointment of Avi Itzhakov to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Itzhakov has served as Princeton Disc's Chief Operating Officer since January of 2001, and has been Director of Operations since 1999. He will also join Princeton Disc's Board of Directors and assume partnership in the corporation.
Syntec Expands Optical Diamond Turning Center to Give Defense Clients New Options Mon, 17 Apr 2006, 17:27:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons PAVILION, NY - Apr. 17 (PRnetwire) -- Syntec Technologies, the largest independent custom plastic optics manufacturer in the US, has added a state-of the-art Nanotech 250 Diamond Turning Lathe at its wholly owned subsidiary, Rochester Tool and Mold. Rochester Tool and Mold is one of very few facilities worldwide with expertise in both opaque and optical molds. As an integral part of delivering this expertise, it offers full single point diamond turning as well as HRDT(TM), its patent-pending process for high refraction diamond turning.
Top U.S. Converter Montecito Enters Medical Properties Market with Major Multi-Property MOB Acquisition Fri, 14 Apr 2006, 20:46:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons JACKSONVILLE, FL and NEWPORT BEACH, CA - Apr. 14 (PRnetwire) -- Montecito Medical Investment Realty, LLC, the medical property acquisition affiliate of Montecito Property Company, LLC, in a joint venture with Buchanan Street Partners of Newport Beach, CA, has acquired a 14-building, 583,912 square foot medical office portfolio in a deal which closed on Monday. Montecito acquired the portfolio from the Florida-based Greenfield Group. The properties, which are on campus and adjacent to hospital complexes, are located in Florida, Virginia, Arizona and Indiana.
Entertainment Weekly Feature Summary for Week Ending April 14, 2006 Fri, 14 Apr 2006, 19:29:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Apr. 14 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: the largest online nursing community, Allnurses.com, celebrates its 10-Year anniversary; Easy Access Clothing launches fashion line that fosters independence and dignity for people with disabilities and special needs; and Beyond Belief Media launches attack on Easter holiday to promote movie DVD 'The God Who Wasn't There.'
A Faery Hunt! O.C. - A Live Children's Interactive Adventure Wed, 12 Apr 2006, 22:31:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA - Apr. 12 (PRnetwire) -- The cast of A Faery Hunt! O.C. will dedicate their May 6th preview performance in Central Park to benefit the Shipley Nature Center in Huntington Beach. A Faery Hunt! O.C. is the new Orange County version of the very successful show A Faery Hunt!, which has run in Los Angeles for over a year. Proceeds from the May 6th benefit preview will be donated to the Shipley Nature Center. The official premiere will be Saturday, May 13th, 2006, with subsequent shows currently scheduled on Saturday mornings through June. Both the preview and the premiere will begin at 10:30 a.m.
Education Management Systems, Inc. Integrates M2SYS Fingerprint Software into School Lunch Line POS and Financial Software Wed, 12 Apr 2006, 17:59:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons ATLANTA, GA - Apr. 12 (PRnetwire) -- M2SYS Technology, a biometric technology research and development company, announced today it has finalized a long-term agreement with Education Management Systems, Inc. (EMS), a leading provider of school nutrition and financial software to the K-12 market. This agreement will benefit school customers by enabling EMS to integrate and distribute M2SYS' leading edge fingerprint software technology within the ISIS(TM) financial administration and Meals Plus+(TM) lunch line POS solutions. The integrated fingerprint software is now available to EMS' established customer base of more than 3,000 schools across the country.
Beyond Belief Media Launches Preemptive Strike on Easter Tue, 11 Apr 2006, 17:22:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons HOLLYWOOD, CA - Apr. 11 (PRnetwire) -- Declaring War on Easter, Beyond Belief Media has launched a preemptive attack on the Christian holiday, the company announced today. 'Operation Easter Sanity' has already begun. Using its documentary 'The God Who Wasn't There' as the chief weapon, Beyond Belief Media is covertly planting DVDs of the film in churches throughout the United States.
A Revolution in News Delivery Mon, 10 Apr 2006, 19:08:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons CHICAGO, IL - Apr. 10 (PRnetwire) -- CustomXML, a groundbreaking new product from Advanced Interactive Marketing, Inc. (AIM), will change the way we receive our news and information online. And best of all, it's completely free to download and use!
Technology and Entertainment Feature Summary for Week Ending April 7, 2006 Sat, 08 Apr 2006, 02:01:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Apr. 7 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: Plangarden launches the first vegetable garden design application that runs on the Web; Lumen Software announces free AJAX / LAMP+ middleware; Federal Court issues a prompt trial date in Skyline Software's patent case against Google Earth; and screenwriter/author Jessie Jamie Coleman penetrates new literary territory by publishing 'Sex on the Side.'
Prescription4Love, LLC Launches Web Site Fri, 07 Apr 2006, 18:33:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons ATLANTA, GA - Apr. 7 (PRnetwire) -- Prescription4Love, LLC launched its Web Site today; www.Prescription4Love.com is an online dating service specializing in special health conditions, Cancer, Diabetes, IBS, Obesity, Deafness, Allergies, Hepatitis, Infertility/Impotence, etc., including STD conditions. These days, many people are seeking others online and consequently, specialized alternative dating services have emerged.
Sakaii Research Launches Zenostim - A Non Stimulant Diet Aid Fri, 07 Apr 2006, 17:22:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander KELOWNA, B.C. Canada - Apr. 7 (PRnetwire) -- Sakaii Research Inc. a research based nutraceutical company and emerging power in the nutritional supplement industry announces the launch of their new weight loss product called Zenostim. The product is designed to help individuals reach weight loss goals through multiple mechanisms of action. Zenostim works to control appetite with Hoodia Gordonii and with the most powerful weight loss ingredient found in Green Tea known as EGCG.
Influential Judge Robert Myers Hired to Help Crisis in Arizona State Prison System Fri, 07 Apr 2006, 16:16:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander PHOENIX, AZ - Apr. 7 (PRnetwire) -- Paul Carter, assistant Arizona Attorney general from Tucson, Arizona, acting on behalf of Daryl Johnson, confidant of prison director Dora Schiriro in Phoenix, advised Judges Ruth Hilliard and Paul Katz that prison Wardens and Deputy Wardens are 'flunkies,' with NO authority to authorize inmate Tripati to posses law books and legal materials, states Tripati [CR 2002 15874 and CR 2005 11562].
Expanded Access Program for Rexin-G Provides Genetic Medicine to Cancer Patients, First Revenues for Epeius Biotechnologies Fri, 07 Apr 2006, 15:40:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons SAN MARINO, CA - Apr. 7 (PRnetwire) -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation announced today that the Philippine Bureau of Food and Drugs (BFAD) has approved an Expanded Access Program for Rexin-G(TM), the lead product of Epeius Biotechnologies, developed for the treatment of metastatic cancer. Following the landmark approval of Rexin-G(TM) for the treatment of all solid tumors, the Expanded Access Program extends the clinical applications of the world's first targeted genetic medicine to many more cancer patients and enables Epeius Biotechnologies to recoup some of the costs of its ongoing clinical trials in Manila.
New York Seminar Will Prepare Agents for Long Term Care Insurance Explosion Thu, 06 Apr 2006, 16:22:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons WHITE PLAINS, NY - Apr. 6 (PRnetwire) -- Long term care insurance used to be a hard sell. Now it can be an easy sell, if done right, thanks to insurance-friendly pressure from Washington and Albany. That's the thrust of a seminar for agents on April 19-21 in White Plains, New York. The Deficit Reduction Act, signed by President Bush on February 8, offers carrot-and-stick incentives for millions of Americans to buy long term care insurance; and the states, including New York, are weighing in with additional incentives. 'We're expecting an avalanche of applications,' says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, host of the event.
Columbia Tower Club Invites Public to Charity Gala, Casino Night Thu, 06 Apr 2006, 15:43:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons SEATTLE, WA - Apr. 6 (PRnetwire) -- In one of Seattle's most popular fund-raisers, the Columbia Tower Club will hold its third annual Casino Night on Saturday, April 29, on the top floor of the Columbia Center, the tallest building west of the Mississippi. The general public as well as club members may purchase tickets, a departure from the club's members-only norm.
Plangarden Launches First Web-Based Vegetable Garden Design Application Wed, 05 Apr 2006, 23:00:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons HALF MOON BAY, CA - Apr. 5 (PRnetwire) -- Plangarden launches the first vegetable garden design application that runs on the Web. Vegetable gardeners can easily and quickly create a visual layout of their garden and populate it with vegetables. And because Plangarden.com is a Web-based application, users can choose to make their 'virtual gardens' viewable to others in the Plangarden community to exchange gardening advice.
Lure Segue, LLC is Top Product Selection and Wholesale Account Savings! Wed, 05 Apr 2006, 22:21:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander CINCINNATI, OH - Apr. 5 (PRnetwire) -- Lure Segue, LLC is an established software company who, since 2000, has been designing and developing complex software applications for their business clients. In celebration of Lure Segue's June 1, 2006 software release of the new Premier Client Acquisition Marketing Software application, we will waive our one time processing fee of $59.95 for a wholesale account for companies and individuals.
FREE AJAX Middleware Environment / Framework Wed, 05 Apr 2006, 20:17:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons KANSAS CITY, MO - Apr. 5 (PRnetwire) -- Lumen Software, a leader in AJAX / LAMP+ middleware, announced today it will release Lumenation v6.0 and its SDK LightBulb free to users. The user role based middleware environment / framework, coupled with Lumen's mature AJAX z-Windows engine, provides developers with the ability to rapidly create scalable, high end browser based applications.
Special Exercises Help Beginning Guitarists Learn Faster Wed, 05 Apr 2006, 17:39:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons HOUSTON, TX - Apr. 5 (PRnetwire) -- If you've gotten frustrated with learning to play the guitar, don't give up yet. Greg Varhaug, of Greg's Guitar Lessons, is a Houston musician and guitar teacher who has spent over 15 years developing and testing effective learning shortcuts for guitarists, and he offers some unique advice to aspiring players.
Federal Court Issues a Prompt Trial Date in Skyline's Patent Case Against Google Earth Tue, 04 Apr 2006, 23:21:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons SKYLINE, VA - Apr. 4 (PRnetwire) -- In a patent infringement case asserted against Google Earth (Google's 3D mapping software) a federal court judge in Massachusetts has issued an expedited discovery and trial schedule in response to plaintiff Skyline Software System's request for a preliminary injunction. The court has not yet ruled on the motion, but issued a claim construction determination and gave Skyline a prompt trial date - usually a strong indication that the court views the claims of patent infringement as having real substance.
World Gym Unveils New Pricing Structure Tue, 04 Apr 2006, 20:27:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons BRENTWOOD, TN - Apr. 4 (PRnetwire) -- World Gym today unveiled a new pricing structure for sixteen franchised locations across Tennessee and Georgia. The 'pay as you go' month-to-month membership that has no long-term commitment is available immediately at all participating locations.
Online Poker for Mac Now Available Tue, 04 Apr 2006, 19:09:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander JACKSONVILLE, FL - Apr. 4 (PRnetwire) -- Pacific Poker now has an online poker for Mac(R) software that will allow Macintosh poker players to play online poker without compatibility problems. Online poker for Mac users has come to the online poker giant known as Pacific Poker. Pacific Poker's new software will detect Mac operating systems and take them to a Mac specific poker page.
Hot New Company Profit Booster: Long Term Care Insurance Tue, 04 Apr 2006, 15:31:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons KIRKLAND, WA - Apr. 4 (PRnetwire) -- For working Americans and their employers, caring for an incapacitated parent or spouse can be expensive. 'It's costing an estimated $659,000 over the lifetime of each and every employee,' says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, publisher of a new guidebook on the subject. That figure includes time spent away from work caring for family members, lost wages, and lost contributions to Social Security and pensions. In addition, companies suffer from reduced productivity as employees worry about their loved one or rush off to handle emergencies. Talent pools drain as a firm's most seasoned people leave to become full-time caregivers.
Car Dealers Learn New Ways to Grow Hispanic Business Mon, 03 Apr 2006, 21:01:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Apr. 3 (PRnetwire) -- Coast to coast more dealers are starting to tap into the sales potential of their local Spanish auto buyers market. They are reaching out to the Hispanic community in ways that didn't exist just a couple of years ago. Joe Leonard of Darcars Auto Group in Rockville, Maryland is one of those dealers. He's spent the last 6 months focused almost entirely on building this under served segment of his market. An effort he says has brought in a big jump in new and used car sales. One of his most successful marketing additions are local Spanish auto leads generated for Darcars by Spanish Lead Services (SLS).
Music-Media Offers Royalty Free Music Over the Internet Mon, 03 Apr 2006, 16:01:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons MADRID, Spain - Apr. 3 (PRnetwire) -- Music-Media, a company dedicated to the composition of music for films, television, publicity, and web sites, is revolutionising the music market by offering royalty free music over the Internet. At the same time it is proposing a semi-exclusivity system which allows you to sell each song a limited number of times, thereby offering your customers a more exclusive product.
Entertainment and Business Feature Summary for Week Ending March 31, 2006 Fri, 31 Mar 2006, 23:28:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Mar. 31 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: U.S. Tour for Irish guitarist Bernie Torme announced; Colorado company invents solution for numbing back pain; 'BUSH IS BAD: The Musical Cure for the Blue-State Blues' enters seventh smash month in New York; and GameBeat Studios completes production on third TV spot for Wal-Mart's Voices of Color campaign.
Online Casino Buys Martin Luther King's Assassin's Bathtub Fri, 31 Mar 2006, 19:03:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander MEMPHIS, TN - Mar. 31 (PRnetwire) -- Online casino GoldenPalace.com added another piece of history to their impressive collection of eccentric historical items with their latest eBay purchase, the bathtub that James Earl Ray was standing in when he shot Martin Luther King in 1968. The bathtub was sold for $7,600.
Marketing With a Twist: Online Casino Bets on Storm Chasers Thu, 30 Mar 2006, 19:21:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons AUSTIN, TX - Mar. 30 (PRnetwire) -- A whirlwind of media attention has surrounded online casino GoldenPalace.com for years due to their innovative and sometimes outrageous marketing campaigns, but their latest eBay purchase will literally put them in the eye of the storm. The Antiguan-based online casino and poker room paid $10,000 to advertise on a Hummer H3 Storm Chase Vehicle belonging to The Multi-community Environmental Storm Observatory (M.E.S.O.), a professional environmental studies team.
Nude Britney Spears Sculptor 'Exposed' in Documentary Thu, 30 Mar 2006, 17:55:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons NEW HAVEN, CT - Mar. 30 (PRnetwire) -- News of Daniel Edwards' nude sculpture of Britney Spears coincides with Goodnight Film's release of a quirky short documentary featuring his previous controversial work, the 'death mask' of Ted Williams' cryogenically preserved head. The film, titled THE SEVERAL SEVERED HEADS OF DANIEL EDWARDS, features candid interviews with the controversial artist and reveals the motivations behind his work.
B-Man's Blends 'Humor' with 'Hummus' on April Fool's Day Wed, 29 Mar 2006, 22:07:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons PASADENA, CA - Mar. 29 (PRnetwire) -- Local restaurant favorite, B-Man's Teriyaki & Burgers, will celebrate April Fool's Day with a thematic prank. In the spirit of the one-day a year when practical jokes are the norm, B-Man's will trade Teriyaki for Greek fare, bringing the tastes of Greece to Pasadena on April Fools Day. Owner Byron Takeuchi, will falsely claim a sudden change of management, promoting the new B-Man's Greek Cafe with outdoor banners. Inside, customers will be greeted by the sights and sounds of Greece, including a parade of delicious Greek menu items to be served from 10am - 10pm.
Arclinea Boston Winner of Recent Kitchen Design Awards Tue, 28 Mar 2006, 16:37:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons BOSTON, MA - Mar. 28 (PRnetwire) -- Three Massachusetts kitchens designed by Arclinea Boston have been named winners in recent design contests. The kitchens, in Cambridge, Lincoln, and Chestnut Hill, demonstrate Arclinea's commitment to superior functionality and meticulous design, customized in each case to meet individual client needs and to complement adjacent living areas and the architecture of the larger home.
Armor CEO Attends Republican Workshops and Dinner Tue, 28 Mar 2006, 15:57:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons SOLANA BEACH, CA - March 28, 2006 (PRnetwire) -- Armor Electric Inc. (OTC BB: ARME) wishes to announce that the CEO of Armor Electric, Mr. Merrill W. Moses was invited to attend a Republican dinner with President Bush, Senators and Congressmen this past week in Washington, D.C. He also participated in the National Republican workshop forum on the Republican four part Energy Initiative which, in part, is a 'brain trust' and 'think tank' to develop loans and grants for new technology in the fields of alternative energy, hydrogen and ethanol fuels, hybrid electric systems, conservation and other energy saving technologies.
Fear of Being Bedridden Forces Colorado Man to Invent New Balance Training Equipment Mon, 27 Mar 2006, 22:49:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LONGMONT, CO - Mar. 27 (PRnetwire) -- He was only 15 when Todd Langer experienced his first episode of crippling back pain. By 30 years of age, he had been diagnosed with four slipped discs, degenerative hips and SI joint dysfunction. He stared ahead at a life full of numbing back pain and disability. Therefore it's with great satisfaction that Functional Innovations, LLC announced today Todd's invention, which improves postural awareness and leads to a more active and productive lifestyle.
Bantam Electronics(SM) And Crossroads(TM) Systems Form Strategic Partnership Mon, 27 Mar 2006, 22:08:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons AUSTIN, TX - Mar. 27 (PRnetwire) -- Bantam Electronics, Inc. a leading provider of custom computer, server, data storage and embedded appliance manufacturing, as well as end-to-end supply chain services, today announced its strategic partnership with Crossroads Systems, Inc. Crossroads is a leading provider of Business Information Assurance (BIA) solutions and, per its heritage, is also recognized as a storage devices market leader producing enterprise-class, high-performance and high-reliability storage routing devices.
'Musical Cure for the Blue-State Blues' Enters Seventh Smash Month Mon, 27 Mar 2006, 16:49:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons NEW YORK, NY - Mar. 27. (PRnetwire) -- 'BUSH IS BAD: The Musical Cure for the Blue-State Blues,' the hilarious, cathartic and unabashedly partisan musical revue by Joshua Rosenblum, is now entering its seventh smash month at The Triad Theatre, 158 West 72nd Street (between Broadway and Columbus), Shrubbery Productions announced today. Originally slated for only eight performances when it began last September, the show extended its run twice due to popular demand, and is now continuing indefinitely, offering Thursday and Friday night performances at 9 PM.
Lyamec to Force Changes at Grifco International Mon, 27 Mar 2006, 14:48:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander HOUSTON, TX - Mar. 27 (PRnetwire) -- Lyamec Corporation, a merchandising and distribution services firm announced that it has begun a time lined campaign to force and implement executive level changes at Grifco International. Grifco International (OTC: GFCI) recently acquired Global Oil Tools as well as an equity participation of rights on 'Global Oil Tool Libya,' a 24,000 Sq ft manufacturing and distribution facility set for the free trade zone of Misurata, Libya. As an equity holder of Grifco International,
Entertainment and Technology Feature Summary for Week Ending March 24, 2006 Sat, 25 Mar 2006, 19:52:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Mar. 25 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: a historic flight from Lindbergh Field on a goodwill mission to Quito, Ecuador called 'Ecuador III - The Spirit of Goodwill' will cover some 4,200 miles on 75th anniversary of original flight; 2nd annual Luxury Living Awards were announced in Boston; and controversial sculptor Dan Edwards announced 'Monument to Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston,' purportedly an idealized depiction of a nude Britney Spears in delivery.
New Book: Curiosity of Life: Poetry to Wander About Fri, 24 Mar 2006, 23:12:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander FREDERICK, MD - Mar. 24 (PRnetwire) -- PublishAmerica is proud to announce that it has acquired the rights to publish 'Curiosity of Life: Poetry to Wander About' (ISBN 1-4241-2144-2) by Brooklyn's Amy Frost. Executive Director Miranda Prather expressed confidence today that Ms. Frost's book will quickly resonate with an audience.
Napatech Receives $5 Million Venture Capital Funding Fri, 24 Mar 2006, 15:42:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons COPENHAGEN, Denmark and MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA - Mar. 24 (PRnetwire) -- Napatech today announced the investment of $5 million from Ferd Venture, Northzone Ventures and DTU Innovation. Napatech is the leader in programmable high speed Ethernet network adapters. The investment coincides with Napatech's acquisition of the network adapter business of storage solution leader Xyratex.
Three Friends - One Childhood Dream - Five AWA Nominations Thu, 23 Mar 2006, 15:42:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons JASPER, TX - Mar. 23 (PRnetwire) -- Childhood dreams can come true and the Tailor Made Band is living proof of that. With their debut album 'Texas Swings Again' released late 2005 this young Western Swing band has racked up five nominations from the Academy of Western Artists, among them Western Swing group of the year, album of the year, and song of the year. With three time Grammy nominee Dave Alexander producing the album, and featured artists like Eddie Hurd and Ricky Turpin, the goal of tapping into that old vintage sound was accomplished.
The 2006 Luxury Living Awards Winners Announced Thu, 23 Mar 2006, 01:15:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons BOSTON, MA - Mar. 22 (PRnetwire) -- The winners of the 2nd annual Luxury Living Awards were announced Thursday, March 16th at a gala event at Westin Copley Place, produced by HomeWorks Sourcebook. Over 370 attendees, including design professionals, homeowners, and the media, were on hand to congratulate this year's exceptionally beautiful winning projects.
Dedication Honors Nude Britney Spears Giving Birth Wed, 22 Mar 2006, 18:59:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons BROOKLYN, NY - Mar. 22 (PRnetwire) -- A nude Britney Spears on a bearskin rug while giving birth to her firstborn marks a 'first' for Pro-Life. Pop-star Britney Spears is the 'ideal' model for Pro-Life and the subject of a dedication at Capla Kesting Fine Art in Brooklyn's Williamsburg gallery district, in what is proclaimed the first Pro-Life monument to birth, in April.
New Competition Pits Animator vs. Animator in Timed Challenge Wed, 22 Mar 2006, 00:36:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons NEW YORK, NY - Mar. 21 (PRnetwire) -- Ready...set...ANIMATE! At the stroke of midnight on April 14th, 2006, teams of animators from around the world will be faced with the task of putting together an original animated film in just 3 weeks. To keep everyone on a level playing field, teams are assigned a theme, character and object that must be incorporated into their film. The competition is aptly named Animadness and the top films will be competing for $10,000 in cash and prizes. Animadness is organized by NYC Midnight Movie Making Madness, LLC, a non-profit organization based in Manhattan.
DataLogic International Announces New CFO Tue, 21 Mar 2006, 15:36:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons IRVINE, CA - Mar. 21 (PRnetwire) -- DataLogic International, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: DLGI; Berlin, Frankfurt Stock Exchange: 779612), a provider of GPS-based mobile asset management, secured mobile communications and network security, today announced the appointment of William R. Abbott as Chief Financial Officer.
Online Poker Site for Mac Opens Mon, 20 Mar 2006, 16:51:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL - Mar. 20 (PRnetwire) -- Macintosh users wanting to play an online poker site for Mac can now do so at Pacific Poker's Mac compatible poker room by viewing Compatiblepoker.com. Pacific Poker's Mac compatible poker software is so innovative that is now being featured at Compatiblepoker.com.
Business and Entertainment Feature Summary for Week Ending March 17, 2006 Fri, 17 Mar 2006, 23:30:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Mar. 17, 2006 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: Brooks Internet Software releases product for enhanced IPDS to Windows printing; Churro Station(R) franchiser expands its line of sweet comfort foods; LTC Financial Partners LLC seeks New Image for Longer-Living Americans with 'tell us your story' contest; plus a round-up of VoIP and Telecom news from the Spring VON Conference & Expo.
Azure Aromatique Announces the Launch of Several New Products Fri, 17 Mar 2006, 20:54:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons HUTTO, TX - Mar. 17 (PRnetwire) -- As Winter finally releases us from its skin-dehydrating grip, it is time to evaluate the damage that's been done and take steps to replenish the badly needed moisture to our body. With Summer fast on its heels, we must take steps now to bring back that beautiful glow before donning those shorts and sandals. Azure Aromatique has come to the rescue and launched several new products to assist in the rejuvenation process.
Lockdown Co. Launches Steelcore Security Tie-Down Products Fri, 17 Mar 2006, 18:42:00 GMT Edited by Liisa Sullivan ANAHEIM, CA - Mar. 17 (PRnetwire) -- Steelcore security straps from Lockdown Co. are a new security product - the first of their kind. They are difficult to defeat when it comes to protecting valuable gear and supplies. A new and better way to tie down and protect all of your gear including expensive snow and surfboards.
Corporate Phone Bills Now One-Third Cellular, Says Insight Research Fri, 17 Mar 2006, 16:11:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons BOONTON, NJ - Mar. 17 (PRnetwire) -- Spending by businesses on wireless telecommunications services accounted for nearly one-third the corporate bill for telecommunication services in 2005, says a new market research report from Insight Research. By the close of 2005, total US business spending on telecommunications services reached just over $132 billion, and by 2010 business spending is forecasted to grow to nearly $150 billion, according to the new research study.
Email Marketing Platform Captures E-Commerce Transactions Thu, 16 Mar 2006, 16:11:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Mar. 16 (PRnetwire) -- Dynamics Direct, Inc., a global provider of email marketing software and ASP solutions for the enterprise market announced today that the company's Dynamic Messenger(TM) email marketing platform is now capable of capturing retail purchase data such as items purchased including dollar amounts by customer from existing e-commerce systems at point of sale.
ExcelliPrint 3.0 Release: Improved IPDS to Windows Printing Tue, 14 Mar 2006, 21:56:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons IDAHO FALLS, ID - Mar. 14 (PRnetwire) -- Brooks Internet Software, Inc. has released ExcelliPrint(R) 3.0 with updates and enhancements to improve IPDS-to-Windows printing. ExcelliPrint is an IPDS print server for Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003 platforms that allows any Windows-based printer to be used for IPDS printing. ExcelliPrint continues to provide real-world cost savings and benefits in IPDS print environments.
Arizona Judicial Reform - Dedicated to Justice for All Tue, 14 Mar 2006, 01:33:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander PHOENIX, AZ - Mar. 13 (PRnetwire) -- Arizona based ARIZONA JUDICIAL REFORM (azjudicialreform.org) affirms judicial corruption is deeply rooted within the Arizona Courts. The group is in the process of pressing forward a voter initiative to remove immunity for Arizona Judges, and possibly limiting their terms to four years.
Churros! Churros! Exquisite Comfort Food Sweetens American Taste Buds Mon, 13 Mar 2006, 23:57:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons SAN RAFAEL, CA - Mar. 13 (PRnetwire) -- For Melanie Farkas, co-founder of Churro Station(R), it was love at first bite! Experiencing the delicious taste of the artfully made, hot and crunchy churro, changed her life forever. Since that day in the early 1980's she became a fan of the churro, a strip of dough covered in sugar and cinnamon, that is the staple comfort food for much of Latin America; sometimes combined with hot chocolate to hit the spot.
Child Care Made Easy Mon, 13 Mar 2006, 22:52:00 GMT Edited by Carly Zander ORLANDO, FL - Mar. 13 (PRnetwire) -- A family service that is making headlines in states across the country is now available in Florida. Please help spread the news about FLChildcare.com. It is a one-stop resource for parents searching for child care and other youth services / activities - from a newborn baby to a 17-year-old.
Reaction Biology Corp. Awarded NIH R01 Screening Roadmap Grant for Microarray Screening Development Mon, 13 Mar 2006, 21:06:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons MALVERN, PA - Mar. 13 (PRnetwire) -- Reaction Biology Corporation ('RBC') today announced that it has been awarded an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health to accelerate development of its new DiscoveryDot(TM) High Throughput Screening technology for drug discovery. The NIH grant is part of the Screening Roadmap, designed to produce innovative chemical tools for use in biological research and drug development. Out of 8 recipients of grants pursuant to the original RFA, Reaction Biology is the only private corporation to be so awarded.
Proxy Magazine Recognizes Atreus Systems as Service Provisioning Leader for IMS-based Applications Mon, 13 Mar 2006, 17:08:00 GMT Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons SAN JOSE, CA - March 13 (PRnetwire) -- Spring VON -- Atreus Systems(TM), the premier supplier of provisioning software for IMS, VoIP and advanced IP service bundles, today announced that Proxy Magazine has named Atreus to its list of the Top 10 OSS vendors to watch in 2006. Proxy Magazine's 'Top 10' features the companies that are best positioned to be IP communications innovators in 2006. The award honors Atreus as the IP service provisioning solution of choice for carriers worldwide and recognizes Atreus' continued leadership in helping large and emerging providers solve the critical service delivery challenges in deploying rich IMS-based applications within core communications networks.
Entertainment and Technology Feature Summary for Week Ending March 10, 2006 Fri, 10 Mar 2006, 08:32 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Mar. 10 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: Matrix Productions launches new line of protective 'WraptorSkinz' for Apple iPods; government financial guru, Matthew Lesko, suggests turning in your neighbors for IRS tax cheat bounty; Golden Palace Casino expands its collection of 'divine items' from high-ticket eBay auctions; and nonprofit group Maidan International promotes political cartoons of Belarus' president Aleksander Lukashenko in support of civil activists.
Torino Advances North American Indigenous Olympic Bid Fri, 10 Mar 2006, 05:55 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Mar. 10 (PRnetwire) -- 'Thanks to the warm welcoming by humanitarian sports leaders, sponsors, and Olympic leaders at Torino, there is a realistic chance that our Native youth will be able to shine in the China and Vancouver Olympics as athletes,' said Stew Young (Tulalip 'Orca' Tribe), member of the Native American Ski Team; reported by the Native Voices Foundation (NVF) today.
Cartoons on Belarus' President Lukashenka Printed Across Europe Thu, 9 Mar 2006, 01:36 EST Edited by Carly Zander MINSK, Belarus - Mar. 9 (PRnetwire) -- Maidan International welcomes Central European newspapers' solidarity with Belarusian civic activists. Central European newspapers line up with Belarusian cartoonists to show solidarity with the people, who were, and still are, abused by the brutal regime of Belarus' president Aleksander Lukashenko.
It's a Wrap for the iPod Tue, 7 Mar 2006, 03:29 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - Mar. 7 (PRnetwire) -- iPods keep getting smaller and the consumers like it. But if they want to protect their investment their options were big silicon skins and cases or iPod tattoos (iPod stickers). Either choice would prevent scratches but each has its flaws. WraptorSkinz from Matrix Productions, Inc. are the best of both. WraptorSkinz are thin wrapping protective skins that do not add bulk yet are not stickers.
Target Awards Artitalia Vendor Award of Excellence for 2005 Tue, 7 Mar 2006, 12:30 EST Edited by Carly Zander MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Mar. 7 (PRnetwire) -- It was with great honor that Artitalia Group accepted Target's 2005 Vendor Award of Excellence. This award was presented to Artitalia by the Target Fixture Procurement team in recognition of Artitalia Group's commitment to innovative leadership, superior business practices and Target's core strategies of Differentiation, Value, and Reliability.
Is it Alternative Text OR Accessible Text? asks AccessCrafters Tue, 7 Mar 2006, 10:28 EST Edited by Carly Zander BELLINGHAM, WA - Mar. 7 (PRnetwire) -- Recently the Federal Government passed amendments to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, requiring that information be made available for people with disabilities, reports AccessCrafters. Although compliance is seen as a burden, the adherence does have cost savings, benefits and solutions for the entire population.
Everest Poker Announces The First Everest Poker European Championship Mon, 6 Mar 2006, 03:16 EST Edited by Carly Zander MONTREAL, Quebec - Mar. 6 (PRnetwire) -- On the heels of its successful relationships with the French Poker Tour and German Poker Players Association, Everest Poker is pleased to announce the launch of its own Everest Poker European Championship. This pan-European championship is a one-of-a-kind event, consisting of live freeroll satellites throughout Europe and online satellites at EverestPoker.com, all leading up to the championship freeroll final with a 50,000 euro prize pool.
Doctors, Patients Demand Apologies for Medical Errors Mon, 6 Mar 2006, 10:23 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons TAMPA, FL - Mar. 6 (PRnetwire) -- Two new national polls show widespread support for doctors and hospitals to fully disclose medical errors to patients and issue apologies for medical mistakes. The 2006 Patient Trust and Safety surveys conducted by the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) also reveal that 77 percent of the physicians who participated say there is a doctor in their own community that they would avoid because they think the doctor makes medical mistakes.
Entertainment and Offbeat Feature Summary for Week Ending March 3, 2006 Fri, 3 Mar 2006, 06:39 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Mar. 3 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: Chef Oliver Saucy celebrates his 20th Anniversary at Cafe Maxx; AGS Capital LLC acquires interest in DeskPort Technologies, LLC, developer of USA TODAY MileTracker; Cookie Lommel is first African American to head a Jewish organization; LG Electronics chooses LiveRepair.com for Tech Support to its Ukraine customers; and Indy-Tech Publishing announced release of 'Absolute Sudoku' a new expert guide for serious puzzle lovers.
Thousands of Americans Act on Their Dreams to Open Their Own Restaurants Fri, 3 Mar 2006, 10:57 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons PARKVILLE, MO - Mar. 3 (PRnetwire) -- Last year, 55,659 business licenses were issued nationwide for new restaurants. For thousands of Americans, these business licenses represent the first step to make the dream of their own restaurant a reality. New restaurants are the lifeblood of the restaurant industry, as well as the lifeblood of 'Restaurant Startup & Growth,' the magazine written specifically for these entrepreneurs.
New Traveller's Edge Product Line to Debut at Travel Goods Show Thu, 2 Mar 2006, 07:44 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LAS VEGAS, NV - Mar. 2 (PRnetwire) -- A new line of personal health and hygiene products from Aero-San Corporation (Booth 125) will debut on March 7, 2006 at the Travel Goods Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Traveller's Edge(TM) product line is designed for travelers who want to help protect themselves from the grime and germs found on high traffic surfaces in commercial aircraft and other public areas.
The Latest Buzz in Travel! Thu, 2 Mar 2006, 06:21 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons NEW YORK, NY - Mar. 2 (PRnetwire) -- New York based Fare Buzz has added New Dimensions to Air Consolidation. With its low consolidator fares and unique fusion of Products, Tools and Service, Fare Buzz has created a Buzz in the Travel Industry.
AGS Capital LLC acquires interest in DeskPort Technologies, LLC Thu, 2 Mar 2006, 04:40 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Mar. 2 (PRnetwire) -- AGS Capital LLC has acquired an interest in DeskPort Technologies, LLC, developer of the popular USA TODAY MileTracker(TM), DeskPort(TM), (www.deskport.biz) and other client-based Internet portals. These branded desktop applications (sometimes called BDA's), are becoming an increasingly popular way for companies to provide valuable services while creating ad revenue to DeskPort.
TTI Launches WinBill 6.0 Thu, 2 Mar 2006, 11:07 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons WALNUT CREEK, CA - Mar. 2 (PRnetwire) -- TeleManagement Technologies, Inc. (TTI) the pioneer in Telecom Expense Management software solutions continues its commitment to being responsive to their customer's IT expense management requirements by launching WinBill Version 6.0 today. In keeping with rapidly changing technology, TTI has added several, dynamic new features and functions to its WinBill Version 6.0.
STC Clients Reach 100 Million Combined Vaccination Records Wed, 1 Mar 2006, 08:51 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons TUCSON, AZ - Mar. 1 (PRnetwire) -- Scientific Technologies Corporation (STC), a leading provider of public health information technology solutions, announces the collection of the 100 millionth vaccination record by the eight states and one regional immunization management systems (IMS) supported by STC. The award winning IMS effectively reduces health care costs, protects the public health, and can assist in emergency response efforts as evidenced after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast.
Online Gambling Portal Guarantees Player Deposits Wed, 1 Mar 2006, 03:13 EST Edited by Carly Zander JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - Mar. 1 (PRnetwire) -- Gambling Insider provides players with peace of mind when they choose an online casino through the site, by means of a deposit insurance up to $1000. Should the player and up in a dispute with the online casino, and there is conclusive proof of wrongdoing by the online casino, Gambling Insider will stand guarantee for the player's deposits up to $1000. This could include failure by the casino to honor winnings, slow payouts or any other form of unfair tactics by the casino.
Ohio Woman is the First African American to Head Jewish Organization Wed, 1 Mar 2006, 01:03 EST Edited by Liisa Sullivan CLEVELAND, OH - Mar. 1 (PRnetwire) -- Women's History Month pays tribute to inspiring women of the past and those who continue to motivate and uphold that legacy today. Cookie Lommel, Executive Director of the Western Region for the Jewish Labor Committee, denotes such exemplary leadership, and is also the first African-American woman to lead such a group into the future. The Los Angeles Times referred to her as 'a one-woman bridge.'
CarJockey.com Announces Launch of an Online Vehicle Trading System Wed, 1 Mar 2006, 11:03 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons OWENSBORO, KY - Mar. 1 (PRnetwire) -- CarJockey.com, the Internet's largest wholesale used vehicle network for franchised dealers, announced the successful launch of its online trading system. Unlike other Internet based systems that depend on multiple buyers over extended periods to drive a fair price, CarJockey.com's unique system allows buyers and sellers to complete transactions at market values within minutes. Network members pay no setup fees, no monthly fees, and no listing fees.
The Active Network Selects Patent-Pending M2SYS Fingerprint Software for Rapid Integration into Application Solutions Portfolio Tue, 28 Feb 2006, 02:30 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons ATLANTA, GA - Feb. 28 (PRnetwire) -- M2SYS Technology, an innovator in biometric technology research and development, announced today it has finalized a long-term agreement with The Active Network, Inc., the leading provider of application services technology and marketing access to community services organizations. This agreement will benefit university campus recreation programs, school districts, the higher education market, and parks and recreation organizations by enabling The Active Network to integrate and distribute M2SYS' leading edge fingerprint technology within many of its software applications to tighten security, reduce costs, create operational efficiencies, and improve reporting accuracy.
Perception Software authorized as first national Data Management Integrator by Autodesk Tue, 28 Feb 2006, 12:04 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons AUSTIN, TX - Feb. 28 (PRnetwire) -- Perception Software announced today its authorization as the first U.S. nationwide Data Management Integrator by Autodesk. As a nationally authorized DMI, Perception Software will focus on providing packaged data management product and implementation services offerings to engineering and manufacturing firms of all sizes. In addition, the company is also authorized as an Autodesk Development Partner to extend Autodesk's data management products to meet the needs of its customers.
iMAX Business Solutions to Provide Free Credit Card Terminals Tue, 28 Feb 2006, 11:14 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons DENVER, CO - Feb. 28 (PRnetwire) -- Beginning March 1, 2006, iMAX Business Solutions will be providing all qualified merchants who enroll for credit card processing services with a free Verifone or Hypercom credit card terminal. All business types can benefit from this program. Historically the cost of credit card terminals can be as high as $1000.00 or even higher in some cases.
Spring House Painting? Think Historic Colors Mon, 27 Feb 2006, 06:30 EST Edited by Carly Zander ANN ARBOR, MI - Feb. 27 (PRnetwire) -- Each spring millions of Americans set about updating their home's exterior with a new coat of paint. According to color specialist Robert Schweitzer they should strongly consider historic colors. Many homes are either blandly or badly colored, thereby ignoring the architectural features or hiding them in a monochrome scheme of white or taupe, says Schweitzer, author of 'Bungalow Colors' (ISBN: 1-58685-130-6) and owner of Historic Color Consulting.
Chef Oliver Saucy Celebrates His 20th Anniversary at Cafe Maxx Mon, 27 Feb 2006, 04:47 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons POMPANO BEACH, FL - Feb. 27 (PRnetwire) -- This year marks Oliver Saucy's twentieth anniversary as the Executive Chef of Darrel & Oliver's Cafe Maxx. The world renowned South Florida restaurant, which was once a question on Jeopardy, has been at the culinary forefront thanks to Saucy's inspired creations. During these past two decades, the award-winning celebrity chef has sculpted his own style of Modern American Cuisine. His regionally distinctive blend of worldly cultural gastronomy is reflective of America's appreciative palate and the growing desire for authentic creativity.
Travel Expert Fred Brenner Has Devised 40 Brainteasers for Your Audience Related to U.S. and Canadian Travel and Geography Mon, 27 Feb 2006, 01:29 EST Edited by Carly Zander LAKE ZURICH, IL - Feb. 27 (PRnetwire) -- Travel expert Fred Brenner is able to provide entertaining and informative answers and explanations to your audience to forty fascinating and thought-provoking brainteasers devised by Brenner related to U.S. and Canadian travel and geography. The remaining 37 brainteasers appear further below. Brenner has traveled on two-lane roads in all fifty U.S. states as well as in nearly every province and territory of Canada. He devised the questions and discovered their little-known answers through his extensive travels, study of maps, and by performing detailed research.
Biz-Tech and Entertainment Feature Summary for Week Ending Feb. 24 Fri, 24 Feb 2006, 05:57 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Feb. 24 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: Wonder Natural Foods launches low-fat peanut butter; a man tries to set Guinness World Record for domain name sale; Java Sutra launches coffee that can 'perk' up sex life; new CD album cover by 'The G-Man' upsets church groups; and internationally renowned medium Carla Mae hosts new TV special 'Messages with Carla Mae.'
As Enterprise Network Complexity Rises, Outsourcing to a Managed Service Provider Increases Savings, Says Insight Research Fri, 24 Feb 2006, 10:36 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons BOONTON, NJ - Feb. 24 (PRnetwire) -- The U.S. managed services market will grow at a compounded rate of 22 percent over the next five years due to growth in all segments of the managed services value chain, says a new market study from Insight Research. In today's sophisticated communications environment, it is the managed service providers that are in the best position to assist the enterprise customer as the promise of new IP capabilities greatly increases management complexity. Thus, revenues associated with the managed services market will grow from $34 billion in 2006 to nearly $94 billion in 2011.
Can Pixels Save a Marriage? An Ohio Man Wants to Find Out! Wed, 22 Feb 2006, 05:52 EST Edited by Carly Zander CINCINNATI, OH - Feb. 22 (PRnetwire) -- An Ohio man is trying to save his marriage using the latest craze in advertising... pixel ads. He's hoping his website (PixelsSavedMyMarriage.com) will help him pay down the debt that's slowly destroying his marriage. Can it be done? Mike Browning plans to find out!
Who's Who at the 2006 International Art Expo? Tue, 21 Feb 2006, 07:32 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons NEW YORK, NY - Feb. 21 (PRnetwire) -- At this year's New York Decor International Art Expo, scheduled March 2 - 6, some of the most intriguing, magnificent, unique and original works of fine art will be on display. Featured will be new, emerging and dynamic artist Donald J. Davenport. Davenport brings to market unique and different original works of mixed medium art. Davenports' depth and technical values in surrealistic realism with an edge of symbolism will certainly captivate the attention of many viewers attending this year show.
New Psychic Medium TV Special 'Messages' to Air March 4th in Dallas, Texas Tue, 21 Feb 2006, 05:49 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons DALLAS, TX - Feb. 21 (PRnetwire) -- Omni Visual Media has produced a 1 hour special for television named 'Messages with Carla Mae' airing on UPN21 in Dallas - Fort Worth on March 4th, 2006 at 6 - 7pm. The new program features internationally renowned medium Caral Mae as she touches people's lives by connecting them with the other side, as well as documents gripping spiritual stories of miracles, growth and healing.
Buddha's Ancient Wisdom for Modern Secular Life Tue, 21 Feb 2006, 12:45 EST Edited by Carly Zander HOUSTON, TX - Feb. 21 (PRnetwire) -- One may call it Buddha's ancient path, yet the word 'ancient' is suitable only to identify the 2500-year-old texts from which these ideas are taken. The wisdom offered is practical, useful, and exceedingly relevant to modern life. In his book 'Beautiful Living: Buddha's Way to Prosperity, Wisdom, and Inner Peace' (ISBN: 0-9772343-0-4), Bhikkhu Basnagoda Rahula reveals, in simple yet elegant language, the steps and techniques Buddha recommended for the success and happiness of his lay community.
Free Online Poker for Mac Users Comes to Compatiblepoker.com Mon, 20 Feb 2006, 02:14 EST Edited by Carly Zander JACKSONVILLE BEACH, FL - Feb. 20 (PRnetwire) -- Compatiblepoker.com opens up a full Mac(R) poker review and compatibility Website on the best free Mac online poker rooms. Compatiblepoker.com's free online poker for Mac review center is said to have the best information for Mac poker players on the web.
Entertainment and Technology Feature Summary for Week Ending Feb. 17 Fri, 17 Feb 2006, 05:29 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Feb. 17 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news round-up of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: a new business called 'eNthems' takes custom on-hold music to the next level with corporate anthems; AllPro Deal, Inc. releases 2006 NBA Sports Playing Cards in time for all-star game; Maternity Bride by Jessica Kustura offers a full line of maternity wedding dresses and maternity bridesmaid gowns; and NY Times best-selling author Patrick Carman and Agros International donate children's books for Literacy Project in Central America.
Artist Perreaoult Daniels, 'Controversial Images are Achilles Heel of Terrorist' Thu, 16 Feb 2006, 06:32 EST Edited by Carly Zander WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feb. 16 (PRnetwire) -- Artist Perreaoult Daniels announces that all Controversial Images found on his Web site are free for use in any broadcast, print or Internet media. The Artist has been threatened, his studio broken into and computer destroyed. Perreaoult's position is that 'We artists are portraying a reality that we perceive, if the image offends then perhaps it reflects a reality that others do not wish to acknowledge. It is the Achilles heel of the advocates of terror.'
Seven Everest Poker Players Compete in French Open in Deauville, France Thu, 16 Feb 2006, 02:34 EST Edited by Carly Zander MONTREAL, Quebec - Feb. 16 (PRnetwire) -- Eight players were winners in Everest Poker's Direct Entry Satellite Tournament for the French Open on January 21, 2006. On February 8, seven of the eight winners descended on Deauville, France, site of the French Open, a European Poker Tour event. Each player had their 4,000 EURO buy-in paid for by Everest Poker, and each player also received US$1,500 in spending money.
DevTeam: LiveRepair.com Expands into Outsourced Software Development Thu, 16 Feb 2006, 01:26 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons THORNWOOD, NY - Feb. 16 (PRnetwire) -- LiveRepair.com Inc., a leading provider of remote support solutions, officially announced a new direction in the company's growth. LiveRepair.com's software development department that was previously more focused on creating software and Web solutions for internal use and integration/customization projects now forms a new company division named DevTeam (devteam.liverepair.com). It will focus on supplying outsourced software development, as well as Web site design and Web development services for companies worldwide.
Fighting the Spread of Disease Among Airline Passengers Thu, 16 Feb 2006, 11:24 EST Edited by Carly Zander ENCINO, CA - Feb. 16 (PRnetwire) -- International travel is often cited as a major factor in the global spread of disease. Contracting an illness while aboard an airplane can be a serious matter. From the annoying common cold to more serious SARS infections, air travelers are exposed to more germs and disease than ever before. A fast growing company in Southern California has recently produced a product which could allay many of these fears. Aero-San Corporation has designed and manufactures convenient and affordable airline seat cover and head rest packages under the name of Traveller's Edge.
CADFORCE Secures $1.7 Million in Series A Funding Led By Santa Barbara-Based Venture Capital Firm, Rincon Venture Partners Wed, 15 Feb 2006, 08:35 EST Edited by Christopher Laird Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Feb. 15 (PRnetwire) -- CADFORCE, Inc., a Los Angeles-based provider of outsourced CAD drafting services for architects and homebuilders, has secured a $1.7 million Series A round of financing led by Rincon Venture Partners, an early-stage venture capital firm, based in Santa Barbara, CA. The Series A round also included members of Southern California's Tech Coast Angels, and a handful of other industry insiders. Douglas Webster, Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at MCI, and Jim Andelman, General Partner at Rincon Venture Partners, will join Robert Vanech, Chief Executive Officer of CADFORCE, on the Board.
Neotrope Hosting Gives 'The Boot' to Texas - Recommends Companies Leave the Lone Star State Alone Wed, 15 Feb 2006, 06:20 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons TORRANCE, CA - Feb. 15 (PRnetwire) -- Neotrope(R) Hosting today announced it will be moving all of its Web server hardware out of the co-location facilities located within the state of Texas, and specifically, Dallas County, due to an alleged 'blackmail tax' on companies who co-locate computer equipment with hosting facilities in that state, after receiving a 'property tax' bill for 2005 which amounts to 8% of the value of the hardware simply for the pleasure of the machine sitting in a rack in Dallas County.
Posse Construction Joins Metallic Building Company As Authorized Builder Wed, 15 Feb 2006, 03:16 EST Edited by Carly Zander WASHINGTON, DC - Feb. 15 (PRnetwire) -- Posse Construction Services LLC today announced that it is now an official Authorized Builder for Metallic Building Company. The construction company based out of Washington D.C., currently has customers in Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia. Historically, Posse Construction Services has served in the residential remodeling and restoration arena.
Pregnant Brides no Longer Face Problem of Finding Maternity Wedding Dresses Wed, 15 Feb 2006, 12:51 EST Edited by Carly Zander SANTA BARBARA, CA - Feb. 15 (PRnetwire) -- A recent survey of bridal shop owners indicates that as many as 1 in every 5 brides is pregnant. Yet, until now, finding a maternity wedding dress was like finding a needle in a haystack. Now in their second year, Maternity Bride by Jessica Kustura (www.MaternityBride.com) offers a full line of maternity wedding dresses and maternity bridesmaid gowns.
NBA All-Star Game is in the Cards Tue, 14 Feb 2006, 02:03 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons GLENDALE, CA - Feb. 14 (PRnetwire) -- Just in time for the 2006 NBA All-Star game, publisher AllPro Deal, Inc. announces the release of the 2006 NBA Sports Playing Cards. Following the success of last season's product debut, the 2006 edition contains new players and rankings for those NBA All-Stars popular enough to make the cut. A proven collectible souvenir and NBA favorite for fans and game players, the Sports Playing Cards offer 52 full-color hand-painted caricature portraits of the NBA's best on a deck of casino-quality playing cards.
Libyan American Corporation to Sponsor 'Family Fun & Run' Event in Houston Tue, 14 Feb 2006, 01:18 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons HOUSTON, TX - Feb. 14 (PRnetwire) -- The Lyamec Corporation is proud to announce that it will sponsor the 3rd Annual 'Family Run & Fun' event which will be held at the University of Houston-Cinco Ranch on Saturday, May 13th, 2006. This exciting and unique event will celebrate the youth of Katy, presenting their art, their music and showcasing their commitment to community service as exhibited by their participation in the important fund raising event.
Steven L. Jay CLU, CHFC Announces New Location Mon, 13 Feb 2006, 04:23 EST Edited by Carly Zander FORT WASHINGTON, PA - Feb. 13 (PRnetwire) -- Steven L. Jay CLU, CHFC is pleased to announce the completion of his move to his new Fort Washington offices at 465 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA, 19034. The investment and financial planning practice has been serving individuals and corporate clients for over 20 years.
Fort Washington Financial Group LLC Announces its New Location. Mon, 13 Feb 2006, 12:43 EST Edited by Carly Zander FORT WASHINGTON, PA - Feb. 13 (PRnetwire) -- The Fort Washington Financial Group is pleased to announce the completion of our move to our new Fort Washington offices at 465 Commerce Drive, Fort Washington, PA, 19034. With our new offices we will continue to provide the best possible support for current clients. The new expanded office space will also allow for the hiring of additional employee benefit professionals to meet the needs of our future growth.
Business and Entertainment Feature Summary for Week Ending Feb. 10 Fri, 10 Feb 2006, 08:01 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Feb. 10 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news roundup of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: ElectionMall Technologies' Election Security Seal Program demonstrated on Capital Hill; PHIS, Inc. announced availability of its novel wide-spectrum homeopathic remedy, CarcinPLUS; BetEagle.com lays odds for Tocchet Gambling Trial outcome; and Mama-n-Mebag.com offers 'tote kit' for expectant moms with all the necessities and ensures that mom, baby and spouse have everything they need when their bundle of joy arrives.
Thousands of McKenzie Scott Clients Express Gratitude for Firm's Team Support Fri, 10 Feb 2006, 01:14 EST Edited by Carly Zander DALLAS, TX - Feb. 10 (PRnetwire) -- 'We've analyzed thousands of completion reports from clients, and they make highly enthusiastic remarks about all of our resources, but the single resource that generates the most expression of appreciation is the continuing support, direction and encouragement they get from their McKenzie Scott team,' according to Robert Gerberg, President of McKenzie Scott, the nation's leading provider of job search resources for those seeking over $50,000.
Health Advocacy Group Claims that Christians are Killing Themselves with Food Thu, 9 Feb 2006, 07:00 EST Edited by Carly Zander SCOTTSDALE, AZ - Feb. 9 (PRnetwire) -- With diabetes and heart disease becoming more prevalent worldwide, a very vocal Christian ministry is vigorously challenging what many Christians believe about healing disease. Rational Christian Ministries, a non-denominational ministry and health advocacy group based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is actively promoting a grassroots movement to remind the millions suffering with chronic or acute diseases that the Bible does provide the answer to healing.
McKenzie Scott Claims Its Three Strong Guarantees Best in the Profession Thu, 9 Feb 2006, 04:45 EST Edited by Carly Zander DALLAS, TX - Feb. 9 (PRnetwire) -- 'We believe we are the only firm in the career services field to ever be able to offer services to individuals or businesses with money back, satisfaction and performance guarantees,' said Robert Gerberg, President of McKenzie Scott, the nation's leading provider of job search resources for those seeking over $50,000.
McKenzie Scott Database of Enthusiastic Clients Continues to Grow Thu, 9 Feb 2006, 01:41 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons DALLAS, TX - Feb. 9 (PRnetwire) -- Robert Gerberg, President of McKenzie Scott, the nation's leading provider of job search resources for those seeking over $50,000, announced today that the firm's database of enthusiastic clients continues to grow at a rapid clip. The firm closely tracks completion of all client job searches, and starting in 2004 began to keep a separate file of clients who volunteered positive comments about McKenzie Scott's resources and team support.
Election Security Seal Program to Demonstrate on Capital Hill Wed, 8 Feb 2006, 06:51 EST Edited by Carly Zander WASHINGTON, D.C. - Feb. 8 (PRnetwire) -- At a first of a kind opportunity on Capitol Hill, members of Congress, congressional staffers, senior policy experts, and the staff of the Bush Administration will have the chance to view ElectionMall Technologies' Election Security Seal Program at the Congressional Internet Advisory Committee Reception and Technology Fair.
Cervalis and eXpertivity Mortgage Solutions Corp. Sign Partnership Agreement Wed, 8 Feb 2006, 04:10 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons STAMFORD, CT - Feb. 8 (PRnetwire) -- Cervalis, a leading provider of premier IT infrastructure solutions, today announced that is has entered into a partnership agreement with eXpertivity Mortgage Solutions Corp. Under the agreement, eXpertivity will incorporate Cervalis' IT Infrastructure Services, Data Security and Protection, Business Continuity and Rapid Recovery solutions to provide its customers with Cervalis' high standards of business resilience and to help accelerate eXpertivity's rapid gain in the $5 billion mortgage processing market.
Drive For Free Gas Wed, 8 Feb 2006, 11:00 EST Edited by Carly Zander SAN DIEGO, CA - Feb. 8 (PRnetwire) -- Everyone has something to say about high gas prices. FreeGasHelp.com, based in Oceanside, CA, a new and innovative advertising and promotion company, is doing something about it. The company connects businesses with folks willing to display their ad messages on their vehicles. They provide a unique solution that benefits both business and consumers alike.
Millions of Valentines Are Blue Tue, 7 Feb 2006, 07:19 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons TAMPA, FL - Feb. 7 (PRnetwire) -- Although the color red rules during the month of February, millions of people are not feeling so rosy. Amidst crimson cupids, heart-shaped boxes of chocolate, and rows of romantic red greeting cards, plenty of women and men are feeling blue. Kendall Smith-Sullivan, M.A., dating expert and author of 'Soulmate Logic' (ISBN: 1419608770) explains why.
Local Business Banishes Bridezilla Tue, 7 Feb 2006, 03:06 EST Edited by Carly Zander SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Feb. 7 (PRnetwire) -- The Webster Hill Photography Agency is going toe to toe with Bridezilla. Their secret weapon? The word 'NO.' Meet Natalie Sousa. After nearly 10 years as a professional wedding photographer, Sousa founded Webster Hill. The photo agency specializes in matching clients to qualified photographers through a comprehensive screening process.
Human Rights Protestors Create World's First Velvet Muhammad; Velvet Prophet Paintings Given to Radical Islamic Groups Tue, 7 Feb 2006, 01:16 EST Edited by Carly Zander NEW YORK, NY - Feb. 7 (PRnetwire) -- With or without fluorescent paint, few things are as quintessentially kitschy as black velvet paintings. But many political leaders in Europe and the United States seem to agree with the Pope and the Islamic community that free speech is what's truly out of style. In response to this officially endorsed cultural intimidation, an international group of brave human rights activists, known as the Velvet Prophet People, have created the Velvet Muhammad to demonstrate that 'free speech is never in poor taste.'
Insurance Outsourcing Service Pumps Cash into CPA Firms Tue, 7 Feb 2006, 06:30 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons NEWTON, MA - Feb. 7 (PRnetwire) -- Today The Financial Resource Group announced 'Integrated Insurance Planning(TM),' a service that helps CPA firms profit from insurance recommendations. 'Many firms are moving into insurance, but few are making much money at it," says Barry Goldwater, Principal of The Financial Resource Group (FRG). 'We aim to change that; why should insurance advice be a loss leader?' Goldwater asks. 'We see firms outsourcing their insurance business, throwing sizable revenue to outside advisors and possibly to the competition. We have created a way for firms to monetize this revenue in-house.'
Books to Bookmark(TM) - 12 New Books Worth a Look for Jan. 2006 Mon, 6 Feb 2006, 05:27 EST Edited by Carly Zander REDONDO BEACH, CA - Feb. 6 (PRnetwire) -- Publishers Newswire (www.pubnewswire.com) announced today 12 new books 'worth a look,' announced during January 2006. Topics include 'The Little Entrepreneur - Takes Flight' by Michael Harper and Jay Arrington designed to teach kids how to turn their hobbies into businesses; Penny Webster's 'Allergy Free For All Ages: Milk-free, Egg-free, Nut-free Recipes' offers safe food alternatives that are delicious enough to satisfy the whole family; and Riley Books has released the first book dedicated entirely to the travel options surrounding the city of Loreto in Baja, Mexico.
Belanger and Foley, Inc. Begins Second Major Project in Lowell, MA Mon, 6 Feb 2006, 01:04 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA - Feb. 6 (PRnetwire) -- Belanger and Foley, Inc., a full service architectural, planning and design firm, announced today that the construction of the new Longmeadow Golf Club in Tewksbury MA, is on schedule and on budget. The project represents the second major project designed by Belanger & Foley in the last twelve months. The first project, the design and planning of the Bishop McNamara Center at Lowell Catholic High School, was initiated in March, 2005, and is ahead of schedule.
A New Twist In An Old Healing Dance Mon, 6 Feb 2006, 10:57 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons COLUMBUS, OH - Feb. 6 (PRnetwire) -- PHIS, Inc. announced today the availability of its novel wide-spectrum homeopathic remedy, CarcinPLUS(TM), a single remedy made from the blood of a breast cancer donor who was taking several notable natural supplements to assist in treating her cancer. This type of homeopathic remedy is classified as a 'nosode' according to the FDA and is available by prescription only. Nosodes are created from the diseased tissue of an organism using the basic homeopathic principal of 'like treating like.' The history of this practice stems from 1830 when Constantine Hering was the first to consider the use of nosodes.
Entertainment and Technology Feature Summary for Week Ending Feb. 3 Fri, 3 Feb 2006, 06:37 EST Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Feb. 3 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech business news roundup of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: Gospel and R&B star Rodney Jerkins nominated for Grammy; Rupert Boneham to tell all in new book about CBS TV's Survivor; California Non-profits announce programs to inspire kids to excel at fitness, leadership and character development; and Hollywood special effects and robotics expert Woody Lawhon launches new Moving Mannequins venture for the fashion and retail industries.
California-based Non-profit Organization Proclaims 2006, 'The Year of the Champion' Thu, 2 Feb 2006, 02:16 EST Edited by Liisa Sullivan SAN DIEGO, CA - Feb. 2 (PRnetwire) -- The Be A Champion Foundation established the 'Be a Champion Program' in 2001, and supports youth (K-12) in the areas of leadership/character development, reading literacy, computer education, health education, mentoring and scholarship. The Be A Champion Foundation has campaigned to motivate youth to higher standards of physical and mental fitness and has declared 2006, 'The Year of the Champion.'
Moving Mannequins Are Turning Heads - The Latest in Mannequin Artistry Thu, 2 Feb 2006, 01:19 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Feb. 2 (PRnetwire) -- Woody Lawhon, Hollywood-renowned robotics, animatronics and special effects developer for director greats such as Ron Howard, Robert Redford, Lawrence Kasdan and Clint Eastwood, to name a few, launches the company Moving Mannequins(TM) (www.movingmannequins.com) which creates mannequins that have the look of movie quality goods, yet are priced to accommodate the retail industry.
Dynamics Direct Manages Everything Email for Vongo(SM) Thu, 2 Feb 2006, 09:00 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Feb. 2 (PRnetwire) -- Dynamics Direct, Inc., a leading provider of email marketing software and ASP solutions for the enterprise market announced today that the company's Dynamic Messenger(TM) product suite is managing all of the email communications for Vongo, the new video download service introduced last month at the 2006 Consumer Electronics Show by Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG).
2005 A Banner Year For SK&I Wed, 1 Feb 2006, 06:34 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons BETHESDA, MD - Feb. 1 (PRnetwire) -- SK&I Architectural Design Group (SK&I), a residential and mixed-use architectural design firm, announced 2005 as a record year for industry awards, project completions and new project announcements.
Rodney Jerkins Nominated For a Grammy Wed, 1 Feb 2006, 04:49 EST Edited by Carly Zander NEW YORK, NY - Feb. 1 (PRnetwire) -- Grammy Award Winner and Super Music Producer Rodney 'Darkchild' Jerkins has won several Grammy Awards and Nominations throughout his career, and once again, has receive yet another Grammy(R) Nomination for the hit song 'Cater 2 U' performed by the sensational female group Destiny's Child. The last two years was phenomenal for Rodney and his Darkchild Production and Writing Team, it was announced today by Serious Publicity Company, LLC.
Rupert Tells All! Wed, 1 Feb 2006, 03:42 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Feb. 1 (PRnetwire) -- Life Press, the newest publishing division of Sams Technical Publishing, LLC, has just signed Rupert Boneham from the CBS TV show Survivor to a book contract with co-writer Lester Thomas Shane. 'Rupert: Just Being Me' will be released in September 2006 with an initial print run of 100,000 books. This book, by Rupert Boneham as told to Lester Thomas Shane will guide you through the life-changing experiences that led Rupert to his success on Survivor: Pearl Islands as well as his huge following of fans during Survivor: All Stars.
My Tattoo ID Makes Bar Code and Compliance Labeling Affordable to Small Business Wed, 1 Feb 2006, 01:48 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons MANSFIELD, MA - Feb. 1 (PRnetwire) -- Integrated Software Design, Inc, the leader in bar code and labeling software announces the release of My Tattoo ID an affordable solution for small businesses seeking to design and print bar coded labels, signs and forms on demand. My Tattoo ID allows users to design professional labels with color, text, pictures, shapes and UPC, EAN, Code 39 or Postnet bar codes. It is simple to use and includes many features previously found in only the most expensive software packages.
PC Kidz Announces New 40-Week Curriculum Wed, 1 Feb 2006, 01:12 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons TYLER, TX - Feb. 1 (PRnetwire) -- PC Kidz, a Texas based children's computer education company, unveils a new 40-Week Curriculum aimed at establishing computer literacy and technology skills in preschool and elementary students, while adhering to the same fall and spring schedules accepted by local school districts.
Los Angeles Judge Orders $50,000 Bond Posting to prevent Hearings on Fraud Upon the LA Court Tue, 31 Jan 2006, 04:57 EST Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 31 (PRnetwire) -- Judge Paul Gutman of the Superior Court of Los Angeles directed that Anant Tripati must now post a $50,000 bond if Tripati wishes to continue to litigate 'Fraud Upon the Court,' reversing his initial decision not to require the bond at the inception of the suit and subsequent to Tripati obtaining trial depositions from current and former employees Lt. Belen Jeske and Richard Goldston of the LA County District Attorney's Office admitting to committing fraud upon the court and that this is a common practice, according to Tripati (BC343351).
Armor Electric Inc Announces Contract With Mexico Tue, 31 Jan 2006, 11:28 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SOLANA BEACH, CA - Jan. 31 (PRnetwire) -- Armor Electric Inc. (OTCBB: ARME) is pleased to announce additional information regarding the company's Joint Venture Agreement with NuPow'r LLC to provide 'electric propulsion systems' for electric powered vehicles. Under this agreement, existing and future contracts for the production of 2, 3 and 4 wheeled 'electric propulsion systems' (EPS), will be transferred to an operational Joint Venture.
Poppa Neutrino Partners with Riley Books to use eBay Auctions to Garner Sponsors for Raft Trip to China Tue, 31 Jan 2006, 01:31 EST Edited by Carly Zander AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA - Jan. 30 (PRnetwire) -- The media follows David Pearlman aka Poppa Neutrino wherever he goes. Poppa Neutrino's journeys have been chronicled by National Geographic, the New Yorker and dozens of other media outlets. This latest voyage is certain to garner the same kind of attention that his earlier ones have. Pearlman is no stranger to ocean crossings, having crossed the Atlantic during the nineties and even having made a 1800 mile journey down the Mississippi River.
Credit Card Companies to Raise Minimum Payment Requirements Tue, 31 Jan 2006, 01:07 EST Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 30 (PRnetwire) -- Knockout Debt announced today that it is offering Free Debt Consultations to consumers who may be adversely affected by the increased minimum payment requirements created by the updated guidelines recently released by federal banking regulators. Consumers may soon see significant increases in the required minimum payments on their credit card statements due to the new guidelines. Although the increases may cause a temporary crunch for heavily indebted consumers, financial experts believe that the increased minimums are a sound long term policy.
LTCi: The Hot New Asset-Protection Option, From a Financial Advisor Near You Mon, 30 Jan 2006, 02:31 EST Edited by Carly Zander KIRKLAND, WA - Jan. 30 (PRnetwire) -- According to LTC Financial Partners LLC, Philip Kimball, Executive Director of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, watched helplessly as over $1 million dollars disappeared into the health-care system: all the assets of his dying mom and dad. Like most Americans of more than modest means, Kimball and his parents had missed an estate planning gap. Their financial advisors missed it too. No long term care insurance (or LTCi, the industry nickname).
Business and Entertainment Feature Summary for Week Ending Jan. 27 Fri, 27 Jan 2006, 04:33 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 27 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech news roundup of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: PCE Health and Fitness releases new 'LifeSpan Pro 3 Treadmill' that brings the focus to the workout, not learning how to use the equipment; FareBuzz announced its advanced Web-based Booking Engine tool will be made available to Travel Agents and their Agency's Websites; a national day of remembrance will be observed on Feb. 14 in honor of Rafik Hariri, the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and Parliament member Gibran Tueni; and Insight Research Corp. releases report on growth forecasts for SIP Gateways, Wireless Gateways and Hybrid Fiber Gateways.
Roth IRA vs. Roth 401(k) for the Self-Employed Fri, 27 Jan 2006, 03:34 EST Edited by Carly Zander WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 27 (PRnetwire) -- Under new tax rules that took effect in January 2006, employees can ask their company to save part of their wages in a Roth 401(k). However, independent contractors, the self-employed, and business owners with no employees can establish their own Solo 401(k) with a Roth feature - (Solo Roth 401k) - right away, according to Daniel Lamaute, retirement plan specialist, with Lamaute Capital.
Soundrangers.com is the Virtual Sound Design Tool Fri, 27 Jan 2006, 02:44 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SEATTLE, WA - Jan. 27 (PRnetwire) -- Soundrangers, founded in 1998, was the first online sound effects and royalty free music service to specialize in creating sound specifically designed for interactive media, such as websites and video games. From the beginning the focus of their library was to offer high quality content for bandwidth sensitive applications, while utilizing a website delivery system focused on quick and easy sound auditioning, selection and purchase.
SIP Gateways, Wireless Gateways and Hybrid Fiber Gateways Boom as Worldwide Gateways Grow, Says Insight Research Thu, 26 Jan 2006, 01:56 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons BOONTON, NJ - Jan. 26 (PRnetwire) -- Total worldwide sales revenue for signaling gateways, media gateways, media servers, and session border controllers is expected to increase at a compounded rate of nearly four percent over the next five years, says a new market study from Insight Research. This specialized equipment enables traditional phone networks to interconnect to and move data across the Internet. During 2005, nearly $2.2 billion worth of gateway technology was sold in global markets; by 2010, sales of new gateway gear will increase to $2.6 billion annually, according this industry research study.
How to Skyrocket Sales This Spring? Tue, 24 Jan 2006, 06:55 EST Edited by Carly Zander SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Jan. 24 (PRnetwire) -- Entrepreneurs and executives who have struggled with sales growth will now be able to learn the secrets of top sales people, thanks to Business Growth Master Chet Holmes of Chet Holmes International. Holmes is announcing the availability of several business building and sales articles that can help boost profits in the next 12 months. The first in this series is called 'The Best Buyer Concept.'
Leading Online Consolidator Booking Tool Now Available to Travel Agents Tue, 24 Jan 2006, 04:02 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons NEW YORK, NY - Jan. 24 (PRnetwire) -- New York based Fare Buzz (www.farebuzz.com), announced today its advanced Web-based Booking Engine tool will be made available to Travel Agents and their Agency's Websites for easier accessibility. The industry leader in Air Consolidator fares and their Web-based booking engine has made it easier for Agents to search worldwide fares and eliminates the need to contact several air consolidators to get the best fare.
Confirmit to Launch Contact Center Quality Application Tue, 24 Jan 2006, 01:10 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons NEW YORK, NY - Jan. 24 (PRnetwire) -- FIRM (OSE:FIRM), the world's leading provider of Enterprise Insight Management (EIM) software, today announced that the Contact Center Quality Application powered by Confirmit will be launched on February 9, 2006. The new application will enable businesses with Contact Center operations to implement customer experience quality measures to discover, manage and act on customer dissatisfaction.
Ijeoma Egbunine to Fight Valerie Mahfood for WIBF Light Heavyweight Title Mon, 23 Jan 2006, 04:27 EST Edited by Carly Zander WINSTON-SALEM, NC - Jan. 23 (PRnetwire) -- Fight fans get ready! Ring of Dreams presents Fight Night Saturday, February 18, 2006, at the LJVM Coliseum Annex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina at 8:00 p.m. Headlining the night will be Ijeoma 'The Praise' Egbunine versus Valerie 'Wolfe' Mahfood for the WIBF Light Heavyweight Title currently held by Mahfood. Mahfood is currently ranked 5th in the Light Heavyweight Division and is a veteran boxer with 31 total fights.
National Remembrance Day to Honor Two Assassinated Lebanese Leaders Mon, 23 Jan 2006, 03:33 EST Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 23 (PRnetwire) -- A national day of remembrance will be observed on February 14 in honor of Rafik Hariri, the former Prime Minister of Lebanon, and Parliament member Gibran Tueni. Remembrances will be held across the United States by many of the three million Americans of Lebanese descent, who include numerous celebrities. Sanford Holst announced the observances on behalf of the Hariri-Tueni Remembrance Committee.
Corinthian Colleges Reports Favorable Arbitration Award in Satz Case Mon, 23 Jan 2006, 02:34 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SANTA ANA, CA - Jan. 23 (PRnetwire) -- [Original release date July 11, 2005] -- Corinthian Colleges, Inc. (NASDAQ: COCO) has received a favorable arbitration award in the case of Satz vs. Rhodes Colleges, Inc., Corinthian Colleges, Inc., and Florida Metropolitan University. Satz asserted claims on his own behalf and a putative class of similarly situated current and former students in the Company's Florida Metropolitan University ('FMU') campuses in Florida and online.
Oil & Gas: Newfoundland's Got It, New England Needs It Mon, 23 Jan 2006, 02:00 EST Edited by Carly Zander BOSTON, MA - Jan. 23 (PRnetwire) -- Province's Premier to address growing ties between regions, announced the New England-Canada Business Council (NECBC) today. The potential for vast energy supplies in Newfoundland and Labrador to meet New England's future energy demand will be among the topics discussed by the Province's Premier, Danny Williams in Providence this week.
Innovative Custom Software Designer and Developer Completes Web site for Charter Bus America Mon, 23 Jan 2006, 11:25 EST Edited by Liisa Sullivan BOSTON, MA - Jan. 23 (PRnetwire) -- The Integrated Solution Group, Inc. (ISG) recently designed and launched a custom, eCommerce Web site for Charter Bus America, Inc. (CBA). The site, charterbusamerica.com, is believed to be the first reservation site in the U.S. that allow users to personally set up their charter bus rental itinerary, obtain pricing quotes from multiple charter bus companies, and book their trip entirely online.
Medicare Patients and Care Providers Fear Dire Consequences of Medicare Reform Bill Mon, 23 Jan 2006, 11:04 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons BAKERSFIELD, CA - Jan. 23 (PRnetwire) -- A grass-roots effort to focus attention on disturbing elements of the Medicare reform legislation some Medicare beneficiaries and patient-care advocates call 'frightening' and 'disastrous' will begin with an organized protest outside the Bakersfield offices of House Ways and Means Chairman Bill Thomas (R-CA) on Tuesday, Jan. 24. Last Chance for Patient Choice (a 527 not-for-profit organization) plans to launch its nationwide advocacy effort on the eve of the final budget reconciliation bill vote (S. 1932) by the U.S. House of Representatives that will probably occur during the first week of February.
'The Insider's Guide to Credit Repair' Helps Consumers Restore Credit and Raise Their Scores Sat, 21 Jan 2006, 12:09 EST Edited by Carly Zander ATLANTA, GA - Jan. 21 (PRnetwire) -- K.E. Varner will discuss his book, 'The Insider's Guide to Credit Repair' (ISBN 1-56414-809-2), on KFNN Financial News Radio Monday January 23. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group predicts that one in four consumer credit reports contain errors severe enough to cause denial of credit. Such errors negatively impact consumer credit scores (numbers that predict risk and the likelihood of an applicant to default on a debt).
Entertainment Feature News Summary for Week Ending Jan. 20 Fri, 20 Jan 2006, 06:33 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 20 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and biz-tech news roundup of feature stories originating from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: William Shatner sells his kidney stone for charity; state of Utah switches from print textbooks to physics texts from Kinetic Books; poet/author Kay Day explains how to 'wow' your lover for Valentine's Day; Atreus Systems wins numerous telecom industry awards for VoIP solutions; the first radio commercials featuring 'live phone sex' run on XM Radio's High Voltage Channel 202; and O Yikes! launches line of hip designer diaper bags for 'on the go' parents.
Real Estate Insider Destroys Real Estate Industry Myths in New Book Thu, 19 Jan 2006, 02:33 EST Edited by Carly Zander KENT, WA - Jan. 19 (PRnetwire) -- On one side are hundreds of thousands of professionals who quit the real estate industry every year. On the other side are the traditions, myths, and outdated business models that have contributed to that high attrition rate in the Real Estate industry. In the middle is Phil Gerisilo, a leading expert who has penned the new book 'Succeed in Real Estate Without Cold Calling' (ISBN 1-59079-0707, Select Books $19.95).
Navigating the Swelling Hispanic Market Tide - New Resource for the Financial Services Industry Thu, 19 Jan 2006, 11:26 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons MIAMI, FL - Jan. 19 (PRnetwire) -- Praxxis, a new consulting and marketing services firm focusing on the U.S. Hispanic market and serving the financial services industry, is at the crossroad of the most significant consumer market realignment facing financial services. Founded in 2005 in Miami, Florida by Salvador Lopez de Azua, Carlos Pardo, and Argelio Maldonado, three veterans of consumer banking and former Citibank executives, Praxxis was conceived as a resource to assist clients with the strategic challenges posed by the growing Latino market segment and its ever-increasing need for financial services.
Planning Financial Future is Crucial to Post-Holiday Financial Health Wed, 18 Jan 2006, 03:33 EST Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 18 (PRnetwire) -- Knockout Debt announced today that it is offering Free Debt Reduction Consultations to all consumers who may be suffering from post-holiday financial issues. Many consumers this holiday season forked out too much money on gifts for friends and family, and charged most of it to credit cards.
Poet Explains How to Wow Your Valentine in 5 Easy Steps Tue, 17 Jan 2006, 06:02 EST Edited by Carly Zander JACKSONVILLE, FL - Jan. 17 (PRnetwire) -- As soon as Santa stockings and gift wrap go on sale, out come the boxed chocolates and teddy bears stitched with red stuffed hearts. Florida author Kay Day (A Poetry Break, 2005; ISBN 0-9717641-0-7) says senders of valentines should ask themselves a simple question. Is it better to woo a lover with a mass-produced gift, or is something you make yourself more impressive?
Atreus Systems Recognized as VoIP Provisioning Leader by VoIP Magazine Tue, 17 Jan 2006, 01:22 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons OTTAWA, ON - Jan. 17 (PRnetwire) -- Atreus Systems(TM), the premier supplier of VoIP and advanced IP service provisioning software, today announced that VoIP Magazine has named Atreus as one of the Top 20 vendors to watch in 2006. The VoIP Magazine 20 features the companies that are best positioned in the coming year to spur IP communications adoption and innovation while, at the same time, delivering on the immediate needs of the marketplace.
Frustrated Developer Dad Invents Interactive Incentive Chart Tue, 17 Jan 2006, 01:04 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 17 (PRnetwire) -- Barton Listick, the creator of the popular JumpStart(R) series of children's educational software, announces the public release of My Reward Board, a new software program that provides a fun way to motivate children to do their chores and tasks. The program emphasizes a positive approach for encouraging kids to complete their chores, achieve their goals, improve their behavior, and save their money. My Reward Board is available as a free trial and for purchase at www.myrewardboard.com.
Breastimplants411.com Hold Plastic Surgeons to a Higher Standard Tue, 17 Jan 2006, 11:48 EST Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 17 (PRnetwire) -- It all started when David Dean's mother fell victim to the hands of two unqualified plastic surgeons, including a doctor who misplaced an implant after his mom's partial mastectomy that resulted from a bout with cancer. With a spark to make doctors more accountable and help patients Dean spawned www.breastimplants411.com. The website is designed to educate and inform patients and provide information on qualified plastic surgeons.
Long Range Systems and Dynamics Direct Bring Email Marketing to Restaurant Industry Tue, 17 Jan 2006, 11:20 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 17 (PRnetwire) -- Dynamics Direct, Inc., a leading provider of email marketing software and ASP solutions for the enterprise market announced today that Long Range Systems, the creators of the first wireless coaster pager and worldwide leader of onsite wireless solutions, has chosen the Dynamic Messenger(TM) Email Relationship Management platform to add email marketing capabilities to their restaurant offerings, including Long Range Systems new Allegiant(R) customer loyalty products.
Level 3 Selects Atreus Systems for (3)VoIP Technology Alliance Program Tue, 17 Jan 2006, 11:06 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons OTTAWA, ON - Jan. 17 (PRnetwire) -- Atreus Systems(TM), the premier supplier of provisioning software for VoIP and advanced IP services, today announced that it has been selected by Level 3 Communications to participate in its (3)VoIP(SM) Technology Alliance Program (TAP). The (3)VoIP TAP program unites Level 3 with a select group of technology vendors to help service providers quickly deploy services interconnecting with the Level 3 network. Participation in this alliance validates that Atreus' software is interoperable with Level 3's current application programming interfaces for its (3)VoIP services.
The Dewey Does Story Mon, 16 Jan 2006, 05:16 EST Edited by Carly Zander STATEN ISLAND, NY - Jan. 16 (PRnetwire) -- Thomas Kinslow began 'Dewey Does' in 1999 and he started it as a marketing tool to promote a small children's sports apparel line in NY. Kinslow says, 'A large retail chain suggested we come up will a gimmick to help promote our clothing line...the gimmick was Dewey Does and as we marketed the Dewey Does character with the logo tees for the children's sports apparel we found the market was more interested in the Dewey Does character.'
CarJockey.com Receives Funding, Building Nationwide Dealer Vehicle Exchange Mon, 16 Jan 2006, 04:42 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons OWENSBORO, KY - Jan. 16 (PRnetwire) -- CarJockey.com has received funding from Private Capital Advisors, a Nashville, TN based investment company, and is building a nationwide wholesale dealer-to-dealer pre-owned vehicle exchange for automobile dealers. This exchange virtually eliminates the added maintenance required to post vehicles on most other online vehicle exchanges. Buyers and sellers pay no setup fees, no monthly fees, and no listing fees.
Happy, Joyous & Nearly Free Comedy Showcase Mon, 16 Jan 2006, 04:14 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Jan. 16 (PRnetwire) -- On Saturday, February 4th, 2006 at 8pm, there will be a showcase of hilarious comedians in recovery at the new San Francisco Alano Club at 1748 Market St., #202. These popular local comedians are of diverse ethnities, ages, sexual orientations, and recovery histories, but they have one thing in common: they are proof that one can have fun without drugs & alcohol. The evening is certain to be entertaining and inspirational! Featured in the showcase are popular local comedians, Sue Ferrer, Lilibeth Helson, Nick Leonard, Bruce Maez, Ken Townsend, Karen Warner, & Debbie Campo.
Largest Multicultural Toy Store Launches Mon, 16 Jan 2006, 03:30 EST Edited by Carly Zander SUMMIT, NJ - Jan. 16 (PRnetwire) -- The days of frustrated consumers waging all-out searches through super and toys stores looking for quality dolls and puppets that resemble their ethnic and biracial children are gone. DollsLikeMe.com, a new online superstore featuring dozens of African American, Asian, Latino and Biracial play dolls, puppets, and multicultural toys has launched. Created by Denise Gary-Robinson, the concept evolved after years of gift-buying frustration at the meager selection of ethnic dolls and puppets found in local super and toy stores.
Free Screening for Long Term Care Insurance Mon, 16 Jan 2006, 10:37 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons KIRKLAND, WA - Jan. 16 (PRnetwire) -- Long term care insurance, which protects families from catastrophic loss, may be right for some Americans but not others. How can you tell if it's right for you, a family member, or (if you run a business) your employees? Starting today, a new screening service from LTC Financial Partners promises to give a quick answer -- in as little as four minutes on the phone. Performed by state-certified specialists, the screening works this way:
Phonesex24hrs.com Goes to Uncensored Satellite Airwaves Mon, 16 Jan 2006, 10:20 EST Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 16 (PRnetwire) -- Phonesex24hrs.com will begin airing 30-second spots today on XM Radio's HIGH Voltage channel 202. In what appears to be a pioneering move to take advantage of the uncensored satellite airwaves, listeners of this channel will hear 30-second spots to call an 800 number for graphic uncensored phone sex 24/7 for a per minute fee in the U.S. and Canada.
Technology and Entertainment Feature Summary for Week Ending Jan. 13 Fri, 13 Jan 2006, 06:49 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 13 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and biz-tech news roundup of feature stories from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: top ten adventure travel destinations announced by iExplore; Harper Arrington Publishing releases digital design software for aspiring fashion designers; Matthew Lesko offers free e-book for entrepreneurs; Baby Boomer Productions offers information on how to infuse your immune system to be prepared for a flu pandemic; and PricewaterhouseCoopers offers analysis of China's integrated circuit domestic growth.
Lehman Brothers Annual Security Industry Report for 2005 - Now Available from Sandra Jones and Company Fri, 13 Jan 2006, 11:02 EST Edited by Carly Zander CLEVELAND, OH - Jan. 13 (PRnetwire) -- Lehman Brothers' index of security stocks has exceeded the market's performance by twenty five percent since the end of 2003. Learn about public and private companies, new technologies, growth sectors and the changing security industry challenges in the 2005 Security Industry Annual Report. Authored by Jeff Kessler, Sr. VP at Lehman Brothers, the report reveals trends and drivers that will fuel future sustainable growth in 2006 and beyond.
Canadian Government Bungles Security Breach, Leaves Investors Hanging Fri, 13 Jan 2006, 10:45 EST Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 13 (PRnetwire) -- A breakdown in Canada's security apparatus threatens to unravel a unique South Pacific business venture. According to Donald Phillips, a former member of Canada's intelligence community turned entrepreneur, a systemic breakdown in security protocol has occurred involving Canada's federal police (RCMP), the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), and the nation of Tuvalu's Office of the Prime Minister (OPM).
Lapdog Lovers Unite for Fun and Community Support Thu, 12 Jan 2006, 01:44 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons DESTIN, FL - Jan. 12 (PRnetwire) -- Community Clubs, Inc. today announced its national launch of LapDog Club, the first international social network featuring free membership, local activities and online fun for lovers of all pure and mixed small-dog breeds (average 20 pounds or less).
Largest Healthy Travel Site Launches with 100 Destinations Thu, 12 Jan 2006, 11:25 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SAN DIEGO, CA - Jan. 12 (PRnetwire) -- Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, a San Diego based healthy-living media company, announced today the launch of its new healthy travel portal, athleticmindedtraveler.com. This first-of-its-kind site arms travelers with accurate information and credible recommendations on fitness-focused hotels, superior health clubs and gyms, healthy eating options, running routes, retailers, and more in 100 North American destinations.
The Newcomen Society Names Dan Malloy New Chairman Wed, 11 Jan 2006, 05:03 EST Edited by EXTON, PA - Jan. 11 (PRnetwire) -- The Newcomen Society of the United States is pleased to announce that Mr. Daniel V. Malloy was recently elected as Chairman of their Board of Trustees. Mr. Malloy currently leads the Financial Risk Management practice of Benfield Inc., one of the world's leading reinsurance intermediaries.
Internet Stores Let Lovers Say 'I Love You' Wed, 11 Jan 2006, 04:23 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons DAVENPORT, IA - Jan. 11 (PRnetwire) -- With the advent of mass customization technologies utilizing the Internet, giving the standard Valentine gift doesn't have to be so standard anymore. One company offering personalized gifts for Valentines this year is VictoryStore.com, a promotional and gift specialty store.
Bad Credit and Little Money? Let Uncle Sam Help You Start A Business Wed, 11 Jan 2006, 03:30 EST Edited by Carly Zander WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 11 (PRnetwire) -- A study of 405 low-income entrepreneurs, conducted by the Aspen Institute, showed that 53% of these entrepreneurs greatly improve their standard of living and had a better survival rates than the average business. So Matthew Lesko, the Government Money Guy on TV in the question mark suit, is offering a free e-book called 'How To Get Money For A Business If You Have Low-Income or Bad Credit.'
The CyberAngel(R) leads the way in Data Protection & Unauthorized Access Notification Wed, 11 Jan 2006, 02:22 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons NASHVILLE, TN - Jan. 11 (PRnetwire) -- CyberAngel(R) Security Solutions, Inc. (CSS, Inc.), an established leader since 1996 in Data Protection & Tracking and Recovery, is helping companies across the country comply with Security Breach Notification Laws and Privacy Acts. Although Privacy Acts have been in effect for a while, 23 states have now passed a law requiring notification to all who might have had their confidential information breached by a hacking attempt or stolen computer.
Missouri Firefighters Elect New Officers, Advocate for Members Legislatively Wed, 11 Jan 2006, 01:45 EST Edited by Carly Zander KANSAS CITY, MO - Jan. 11 (PRnetwire) -- Firefighters from across the state of Missouri have come together and elected new leadership for the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters (MSCFF) bringing a much needed and desired unity to the organization. The State Council is not only the exclusive statewide firefighter organization with over 5,600 employees throughout Missouri, but also the exclusive advocate for the courageous brothers and sisters of the fire and EMS service.
Bigger Payments Are Incentive to Eliminate Credit Card Debt Wed, 11 Jan 2006, 11:23 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 11 (PRnetwire) -- Eliminating credit card debt is for many a distant dream. But this year, with most credit card companies doubling their required minimum monthly payments, consumers will be more diligent about replacing their card debt with an alternative such as a home equity loan or a 401(k) loan, predict the retirement plan experts at Lamaute Capital, Inc.
World's Largest Energy Service Company Takes Over Powerit Tue, 10 Jan 2006, 05:10 EST Edited by Carly Zander SEATTLE, WA - Jan. 10 (PRnetwire) -- E.ON Sweden, the world's largest private-sector energy company, has purchased Powerit MIC's European operation headquartered in Lund, Sweden, and plans to integrate Powerit's suite of peak energy management products into a customer-focused energy efficiency group. Currently, there are more than 500 Powerit systems in operation worldwide and E.ON plans to expand this by offering the Powerit system to their extensive European and Scandinavian customer base.
How to Support a Healthy Immune System During a Flu Pandemic Tue, 10 Jan 2006, 11:09 EST Edited by Carly Zander CALGARY, AB, Canada - Jan. 10 (PRnetwire) -- A global flu pandemic with up to a billion fatalities is coming and humanity is quite unprepared. If vaccines aren't available, what will governments do to keep their citizens alive and healthy so the world economy does not crash? Hyperimmune Egg, the Super Egg, is a food supplement that can 'help the body achieve a balanced immune system' says Dr. Verna Mackey, CEO of Baby Boomer Productions.
PricewaterhouseCoopers Analysis: Domestic Use of Chips in China Escalates Rapidly Tue, 10 Jan 2006, 10:41 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SAN JOSE, CA - Jan. 10 (PRnetwire) -- Domestic consumption of semiconductors in China now represents at least 40% of total integrated circuit (IC) consumption in China, according to a comprehensive analysis by PricewaterhouseCoopers of Chinese and other published statistics on the subject. The report states that total semiconductor sales destined for domestic end-users in the Chinese market totaled $16.8 billion in 2004, the most recent year for which data are available.
TicketsR.com Joins Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosos to Celebrate 25 Years of Music Mon, 9 Jan 2006, 07:10 EST Edited by Carly Zander LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 9 (PRnetwire) -- TicketsR.com today announced that tickets for the world-famous Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosos concert, celebrating 25 years of music, are now on sale at www.TicketsR.com. Spivakov and his orchestra will grace the stage in San Diego at the Joan B. Kroc Theatre on Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. They will follow up with a Los Angeles performance on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wilshire Ebell Theater.
ABC Sports Delivers $106 Million in Added-Value to BCS Sponsors Mon, 9 Jan 2006, 03:20 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS - Jan. 9 (PRnetwire) -- As America's top college football teams battled in the four BCS games, Tostitos, Federal Express, Nokia and Citi, scored more than $106 million of in-game signage and enhancements from ABC Sports during the four telecasts. The values, determined by Image Impact, Inc., the premier provider of sponsorship impact/product placement evaluation, are based upon the published 30-second commercial rates.
Entertainment and Technology Feature Summary for Week Ending Jan. 6 Fri, 6 Jan 2006, 08:42 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Jan. 6 (PRnetwire) -- The weekly entertainment and tech news roundup of feature stories from the Send2Press(R) wire service includes topics like: BeePlush Couture launches line of couture clothing for children; Mark McLaughlin is the VIBE Magazine January Free Agent Pick; Penny Webster offers recipes for allergy sufferers in a cookbook 'Allergy Free For All Ages'; and late night commercial star Matthew Lesko offers new e-book on finding free money from Uncle Sam to pay your utility bills this winter.
Most Read News Stories of 2005 by Media and Journalists from Send2Press Announced Thu, 5 Jan 2006, 09:31 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons TORRANCE, CA - Jan. 5 (PRnetwire) -- Neotrope/Send2Press, a PR agency and news distribution organization established Jan. 1983, has announced its most popular news stories of 2005 disseminated through the Send2Press Newswire (www.Send2Press.com). The top-20 news stories, based on number of readings by journalists and media professionals is a fascinating cross section of the kind of news being announced by small businesses, and the type of news actually being read - and potentially reported on - by active news media professionals.
SES2 Capability Now Available on Supermicro Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) Servers Thu, 5 Jan 2006, 08:26 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SAN JOSE, CA - Jan. 5 (PRnetwire) -- Supermicro Computer, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-quality motherboard, chassis and server solutions, has combined forces with Adaptec and Distribution Partner MA Labs to introduce the industry's first SAS server solutions with SCSI Enclosure Services (SES2) for enclosure management for the channel market space. SES2 alerts users about drive, temperature and fan failures with an audible alarm and a fan failure LED, and is a significant enhancement to Supermicro's complete line of SAS-optimized solutions.
Size Matters Property Tax Thu, 5 Jan 2006, 07:21 EST Edited by Carly Zander SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Jan. 5 (PRnetwire) -- Because someone has to step up and suggest something: this year's StateoftheState.com address deals with California's property tax -- All aspects of California Proposition 13 on property taxes are to remain the same except that homes of '4,000 square feet or more' are to pay an additional 1%.
Soundrangers Online Sound Library Expands its Interactive Sounds Selection Wed, 4 Jan 2006, 12:03 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SEATTLE, WA - Jan. 4 (PRnetwire) -- Soundrangers, founded in 1998, from the beginning took a unique approach to the field of royalty-free sound effects and music. Soundrangers was the first to specialize in creating sounds specifically for interactive media, such as websites and video games, and making them available for purchase and download over the internet. As an industry leader, Soundrangers continues to innovate, being the first to have a large catalog of real world sounds, also designed and optimized for use in interactive media.
LifeSpan Re-Introduces Most Compact Treadmill Available on the Market and Wins Award (Again!) Wed, 4 Jan 2006, 11:36 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Jan. 4 (PRnetwire) -- The LifeSpan TR2000 wins big in Treadmill Doctor's 2005-2006 Best Buy Awards. The TR2000 is featured in the 'Best New Product' category, for its great design and excellent value. According to Treadmill Doctor, the LifeSpan TR2000 is 'A great looking treadmill and one of the best values we have seen this year.' The review went on to recommend the TR2000 treadmill as the choice for those looking to save space without sacrificing quality.
InteractiveVoices: A Web 2.0 Application for Finding and Hiring Voice-Overs Tue, 3 Jan 2006, 05:29 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons TORONTO, ON - Jan. 3 (PRnetwire) -- InteractiveVoices, the voice-over marketplace, has just rolled out a new Web 2.0 platform for businesses that need to hire voice-over talents. Principles that render InteractiveVoices a Web 2.0 company include the continued focus on a rich user experience by working with technologies such as RSS, CSS and AJAX while using the Web as a software platform.
Leading Corporate & Leisure Air Consolidator Celebrates Record Year Tue, 3 Jan 2006, 02:22 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons NEW YORK, NY - Jan. 3 (PRnetwire) -- New York based FareBuzz.com, the industry leader in Air Consolidator fares, celebrated another record year as its client roster and revenue base grew significantly in 2005. 'Our expansion and growth into the Corporate Travel Agency sector was a primary reason we enjoyed another record year,' said FareBuzz.com CEO Arnold Walter. A contributing driver for this tremendous growth was the introduction of an upgraded Online Booking Tool to enhance their current Best Fare/Real Time booking engine for Business & First Class fares.
Uncle Sam Can Pay Your Heating Bills ... If You Know Where to Go Mon, 2 Jan 2006, 05:31 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons WASHINGTON, DC - Jan. 2 (PRnetwire) -- Rising energy prices can cause some families to see as much as a 50% increase in their utility bills this winter. So Matthew Lesko, the Government Money guy on TV in the question mark suit, is offering a free e-book called 'Free Money to Pay Your Utility Bills,' to anyone who can get on the web and go to www.lesko.com.
Cognitive Technologies Adds Depth by Merging with Implementation Services Firm Wed, 28 Dec 2005, 10:32 EST Edited by Carly Zander ATLANTA, GA - Dec. 28 (PRnetwire) -- Cognitive Technologies Group, providing people-focused project management services since 1987, and Implementation Services for Information Systems, specialists in making technologies work together, announce their merger as Cognitive Technologies, Inc. The new organization will have increased flexibility to offer end-to-end professional services at the exact level a customer requires.
Libyan-American Corporation buys Stake in Renewable Power Generation Plants Tue, 27 Dec 2005, 11:51 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons LOS ANGELES, CA - Dec. 27 (PRnetwire) -- Lyamec Corp., a U.S. merchandising and distribution services firm, completed its acquisition, as stakeholder, in more than 13 power generation plants in the United States. The Lyamec Corporation is expanding its acquisitions and is building a multi-billion dollar portfolio through aggressive mergers and acquisitions in the U.S., Libya, the United Kingdom, and including France.
Revere Industries, LLC Announces Combined, Expanded Operations Wed, 21 Dec 2005, 03:30 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons INDIANAPOLIS, IN - Dec. 21 (PRnetwire) -- A. Elliott Archer, President and CEO of Revere Industries, LLC, announced today that the company has combined selected operations of four of the companies of Charter Oak Capital Partners into a single entity, which will operate as Revere Industries, LLC. The expanded company, financed through CIBC World Markets Corp., includes Metal Powder Products, Ross Aluminum, Revere Aluminum, and selected operating facilities of Titan Plastics Group.
Ethics Hotline - A Critical Tool for Protecting Investments Thu, 8 Dec 2005, 04:00 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons NEW YORK, NY - Dec. 8 (PRnetwire) -- Corporate Resolutions Inc. (CRI), a New York City firm that conducts background checks and corporate investigations, announces the launch of its Ethics Hotline - a vehicle for private companies to allow their employees to anonymously and confidentially report suspicions of fraud, sexual harassment, misappropriation of funds or unethical business practices.
SSB Technologies + BART Group Join Forces Thu, 1 Dec 2005, 07:42 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Dec. 1 (PRnetwire) -- SSB Technologies, Inc. (SSB) today announced that it hired the principals of the BART Group of McLean, Virginia. SSB will change its name to SSB + BART Group and operate in both Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. 'This combination combines the strengths of both organizations and extends the company's leadership role in IT accessibility. The national presence of SSB + BART Group and extensive work in public and private sector markets ensures our customers receive a full lifecycle accessibility solution,' said SSB founder and Managing Director Timothy Springer.
CEOs Increasingly Use Spiritual Fitness to Achieve Business and Life Goals Wed, 30 Nov 2005, 07:37 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons CHICAGO, IL - Nov. 30 (PRnetwire) -- Corporate CEOs frequently depend on insights from a source outside themselves when making critical decisions. Seventy-two percent of 175 CEOs responding to a research study say they receive special insights into decision making that comes from the Holy Spirit. This is just one of several observations made by researcher Merrill Oster about his fellow CEOs, according to Pinnacle Forum America.
TCM International Answers ... What Is A Recruiter? Mon, 28 Nov 2005, 12:42 EST Edited by Christopher Simmons HOUSTON, TX - Nov. 28 (PRnetwire) -- If you are thinking about exploring the job market, one area you will probably come across is professional recruiters. According to TCM International in Houston, an executive career marketing and employment consulting firm, recruiters have access to hundreds of positions and are very useful job seekers. However, before you contact any recruiter, it is important to know how they operate.
Management Dynamics Acquires NextLinx Mon, 24 Oct 2005, 12:38 EDT Edited by Christopher Simmons EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - Oct. 24 (PRnetwire) -- Management Dynamics, a leading provider of global trade management solutions, today announced that it has acquired NextLinx Corporation, the pioneering developer of international trade compliance technology and content. The acquisition combines the strengths of both organizations to offer a comprehensive portfolio of enterprise software and on-demand services, powered by industry-leading content, to plan, optimize and execute global trade operations. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
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