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Corporate Telecommunications Spending to Hit $140 Billion in 2009, Says INSIGHT Research

BOONTON, N.J., Dec. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite slowdowns and spending cuts in many industries, overall spending by all U.S. businesses on wired and cellular calling is forecasted to reach nearly $140 billion by the close of 2009, says a new market research report from INSIGHT Research. The study predicts that cellular calling will account for just over 41 percent of the U.S. corporate phone bill for telecommunication services in 2009, and is the fastest growing expense area.

All Paper Greeting Cards at Card Cafe Are Now Environmentally Friendly

OREM, Utah (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Card Cafe, a global technology provider, today announced that all cards ordered from CardCafe.com will meet the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards. Card Cafe takes all cards ordered online then prints and mails them for the customer. All Card Cafe greeting cards will have the Forest Stewardship Council logo on them. This logo signifies the highest standards have been met to ensure environmental sustainability.

Revolutionary Pump Delivers Material Up to 600 Feet

ANNISTON, Ala., Dec. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Blastcrete Equipment Co. has introduced the new Model HBS 1500 mixer pump for long distance and high pressure pumping of gypsum flooring, fireproofing and 1/2 inch aggregate shotcrete and concrete repair materials. This 4 inch hydraulic ball seat pump will pump sanded gypsum flooring materials using a 1.5 inch delivery line up to 600 ft. at outputs up to 130 bags (12 cubic yards) of material per hour.

Canines Battle Bed Bugs in New Business Venture

STRATFORD, Conn., Dec. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bed Bug Finders, LLC announces this week the launch of a new business serving Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. It’s a business that was created to help homeowners and businesses deal with the ever-growing bed bug population in North America. In New York City alone, in 2007, there were over 7,000 complaints filed with the New York City Department of Health.

Bouchon and Obsello Partner to Bring Back Haunting ‘Green Hour’

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Obsello, an authentic award-winning absinthe verte along with award-winning, world-renowned French restaurant Bouchon in Las Vegas, are giving guests the opportunity to travel back in time and place – back to 1845 Paris, France at the height of the absinthe revolution to experience the original ‘Green Hour’ — or l’ heure verte.

New Parking Facility at Buffalo Niagara International Airport Provides Exceptional Perks

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — InstaParking LLC announced this week that they began operations servicing parking customers at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Currently, the facility has over 1,000 parking spots for valet and self-park executive customers. They are located at: 4455 Genesee Street, directly across from the east entrance of the airport.

Jimmy Jazz Voted ‘Best Place to Buy Sneakers’ by the Baltimore City Paper

BALTIMORE, Md., Dec. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban clothing and shoe retailer, was recently voted as Best Place to Buy Sneakers in the City Paper’s annual Best of Baltimore issue. ‘Your achievement helps highlight the strength of Baltimore’s vibrant and expanding economy and the superior goods and services that the city has to offer,’ stated Maryland Governor, Martin O’Malley in a letter of achievement.

Napatech Announces New Highly Configurable LibPCAP for Their NT Family of 1GbE and 10GbE High-Performance Network Adapters

ANDOVER, Mass., Dec. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ISS World — Napatech today announces a new implementation of LibPCAP supporting the NT family of 1 Gbps and 10 Gbps high-performance network adapters. The new Napatech LibPCAP implementation can utilize all the below functionality without the need to modify the customer application. Product displays at ISS World in Washington DC, December 9 to 11, 2008.

BMD Modern Hoods: The Next Generation in Kitchen Ventilation

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Dec. 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — They are not just another pretty face. BMD Modern Hoods announces their new line of contemporary kitchen range hoods – designed for residential use, but with commercial grade performance. With a powerful and sleek design, these kitchen range hoods deliver more than just visually stimulating designs, they deliver high functionality and quality performance.

Mindstock Re-issues MPC3K Sound Sets for Akai MPC-3000 Free for Holidays

TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 7 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mindstock(R), a California based multimedia publisher of ‘elements for sound, music and vision,’ announced today the re-issue of its decade old custom sample set for the classic Akai(R) MPC-3000. Three MPC3K(TM) sound sets will be offered absolutely free for download through the holiday season as part of the company re-launch for 2009. Mindstock is a unit of Neotrope(R), established in 1983.

KICTeam and TransAct Technologies Announce a New Cleaning Card System for the Epic 950(R) and Epic 850(R) Ticket Printer

AUBURN, Maine, Dec. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KICTeam, the industry leader in the manufacture of cleaning cards, and TransAct Technologies, a global leader in cashless ticket printers for the gaming and lottery-based industries, today announce the release of the TransAct Technologies Cashless Ticket Printer Cleaning System designed using Waffletechnology(TM) to clean the Epic 950(R) and Epic 850(R) Ticket Printer. The new Cleaning Card System will enable gaming properties and retail outlets to increase efficiency and lower maintenance costs. The Epic 950(R) and Epic 850(R) Ticket Printers, a critical component in modern slot machines, can now be effectively cleaned, easily and quickly, without opening the printer.

Philatron International Awarded 2008 Medium Size Family Owned Business of the Year

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Dec. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Philatron International and CEO, Founder, and Owner, Phillip M. Ramos, Jr. were honored with yet another award for its outstanding business. On November 19th, Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) awarded Philatron International, Medium Size Family Owned Business of the year. During the 9th annual business award ceremony OCBJ recognized the company for its commitment to helping outside community organizations through charity.

Casconi Group Launches Retirement Plan Hotline for Kentucky Employers

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Casconi Group, one of Kentucky’s leading experts in the design, implementation and management of Retirement Plans, today launched a toll-free retirement plan hotline for employers and retirement plan fiduciaries.

Push to Talk and Instant Messaging Revenue Will Top $16 Billion in 2009, Says Insight Research Corp

BOONTON, N.J., Dec. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The worldwide market for presence-based telecommunication services, including instant messaging (IM) and push-to-talk (PTT), is expected to exceed $16 billion in 2009, as an ever increasing number of cellular and wireline carriers provide customized services predicated upon the availability of their end-users. According to a new market research study from The INSIGHT Research Corporation, presence-based telecommunication services such as IM and PTT are wildly popular in Asian countries.

McKinney Rogers Appoints Georgina Miranda as a Consultant for US Division

NEW YORK, N.Y., Dec. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — International business performance consultancy, McKinney Rogers, announced today the appointment of Georgina Miranda as a consultant for its US division. Miranda joins McKinney Rogers from Angeles Group LLC where she was director of development and part of the founding team of a real estate development joint venture. Prior to this, she held roles in Fortune 100 companies such as Johnson and Johnson and Raytheon.

Rebuilding America Twenty Dollars at a Time

DENVER, Colo., Dec. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The nation is at an economic crossroads. Rebuilding the country’s infrastructure is being considered to jump start jobs and the economy. So, where does the average person fit in to this equation? Rebuilding of America announces an ambitious program that joins Americans together. Anyone with $20 can join in multi-million dollar Rebuilding of America projects.

Long Term Outlook Bright for Worldwide Telecommunications Industry Despite Current Economic Turmoil, says Insight Research Corp

BOONTON, N.J., Dec. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Despite the unsteady state of the global financial markets, the worldwide telecommunications industry is expected to continue expanding over the next five years as continuing growth of wireless services in emerging markets offsets the spending slowdown in the advanced economies, says a new market analysis report from The INSIGHT Research Corporation. According to the new industry market study, overall telecommunications services revenues are expected to grow at a compounded rate of nearly 10.3 percent over the next few years.

Momentum Transport Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston-based transport provider Momentum Transport reports third quarter earning results for fiscal year 2008. Sales for Momentum’s vehicle transport division reported increased revenue for third quarter 2008, up 26-percent from third quarter 2007. Momentum attributes this increase to a surge in net-savvy consumers shopping for vehicles online at the websites of auto sellers and dealerships around the country.

Midwest Wind Energy’s Projects Surpass $1 Billion Mark – Wind Developer Thrives Even During the Economic Downturn

CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago-based Midwest Wind Energy, LLC (MWE), a leading developer of wind farms in the Central United States, announced today that it has completed development of its sixth wind power project, surpassing the $1 billion threshold in developed project assets. The six projects, which total 568 megawatts in nameplate capacity, are located in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Nebraska, and generate enough electricity to supply an estimated 160,000 average households.

North Plains Systems Expands Global Digital Asset Management Partnership Program

LONDON, U.K. and TORONTO, Canada (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — North Plains Systems, Inc., the world’s leading provider of digital asset management (DAM) and video asset management (VAM) software solutions, today announced ambitious plans to expand its global channel of strategic partners over the coming months. Due to the increased demand of its TeleScope™ digital asset management platform, North Plains will significantly grow its European base of technology partners.

Napatech Received the National Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008’ Award for Venture Backed Innovation

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thursday evening in Copenhagen, Napatech received the prestigious national Ernst & Young ‘Entrepreneur Of The Year 2008’ award in the category ‘Venture Backed Innovation.’ The award was based on Napatech’s success in establishing itself as a leading vendor in the important US marketplace, and on the importance of Napatech’s 10GbE technology used in many segments for real-time data analysis.

Make This City Releases New Pop Album!

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa, Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Iowa based powerpop band, Make This City, is set to release their debut album on December 23, 2008. Over the past months, Make This City has been recording in Cedar Falls based studio, Catamount Recording. The result is their debut album, ‘Live Love and Lies.’ The album features nine catchy pop songs.

New Design Service Gives Budget-Minded Homeowners Professional Room Makeovers

CHICAGO, Ill, Dec. 1 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Home makeovers should not be limited to people with long purse strings. And, thanks to Refind Interiors, LLC, it’s not. The company has launched a new design service – the room makeover service – which gives budget-minded homeowners and renters an affordable option for redecorating their current living spaces.

Phoenix Construction Group Wins Two Contractor of the Year Awards

WATERTOWN, Mass., Nov. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phoenix Construction Group, Inc. (PCGI), one of Greater Boston’s premier residential and commercial design/build firms, has won two 2008 Contractor of the Year (COTY) Awards. In a ceremony held on November 5, the Watertown-based company received the COTY Gold Award for Best Commercial Project and the Silver Award for Best Residential Specialty Space.

LifeSpan Rowing Machine Wins Award in Best Fitness Equipment Review

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The LifeSpan rowing machine, made by PCE Health and Fitness received the Seal of Excellence award in a review of best fitness equipment for 2008-09. In its annual review of fitness equipment, ShapeYou.com awarded the top rated LifeSpan Rowing Machine a Seal of Excellence in the best fitness equipment gear category. The rowing machine was reviewed by a team of fitness experts.

Service New to Oklahoma Area Hopes to Go Out of Business

SHAWNEE, Okla., Nov. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Child Shield, U.S.A.(TM), a national organization dedicated to the safety of America’s children has recently named a new registered Independent Agent for the Oklahoma City Area. Chad Mathews is a life long resident of Shawnee, Oklahoma and he shares with Child Shield, U.S.A. its goal of helping to prevent and recover lost, missing, abducted, and runaway children throughout America. ‘My goal in bringing this much needed service to the Oklahoma City area is that someday it will no longer be needed,’ says Mr. Mathews.

Biotronics, Inc., Announces Future Pork Grading Rivaling Beef, Ultrasound Technology Seen as a Major Advance in Online Pork Grading

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Biotronics, Inc., a food animal ultrasound research and development company recently received a $150,000 Demonstration Grant from the Iowa Department of Economic Development. According to Doyle Wilson, President of the Company, these dollars supplement a $350,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture grant they have received to develop and test their first commercial prototype system to measure the amount of intramuscular fat, commonly called marbling, in the pork loin of carcasses in the packing plant.

InvoTech Selects M2SYS Technology for Leading-Edge Fingerprint Software Solution

ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — M2SYS Technology, an award-winning fingerprint biometrics research and development firm, announced today that InvoTech Systems Inc., the leading provider of ‘back-of the-house’ inventory tracking systems for the hospitality industry, has chosen M2SYS Technology to provide its customers with M2SYS’ Bio-SnapON(TM) enterprise-ready fingerprint recognition software and with M2SYS’ M2-EasyScan(TM) optical fingerprint reader.

Voices.com Redesigns, Now Serves 100,000+ People

TORONTO, Canada, Nov. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A revolution has been brewing, 12 months in the making, at the offices of Voices.com as they release their all-new, redesigned site and broaden their influence not just in the realm of voice over, but to the advertising industry and beyond. Voices.com is an online workplace where business owners can go to audition and hire the freelance professionals they need to get voice-over recordings done.

Happiness Spreads Through African Villages Thanks to Growing Contributions from Long Term Care Insurance Professionals

KIRKLAND, Wash., Nov. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — AIDS-plagued Kenya isn’t on the big-bailout list, but an efficient, grass-roots movement is afoot that could produce more results than mountains of poorly-managed money. The movement is powered by human spirit and enough cash to ignite self-sufficiency and unstoppable progress. Called the Rabuor Village Project, it’s funded in part by LTC Financial Partners, LLC, one of America’s most experienced long term care insurance agencies and a few of the nation’s top insurance carriers. (VIDEO – VNR)

Rexin-G Controls Tumor Growth and Improves Survival in Chemotherapy-Resistant Soft Tissue Sarcoma and Osteosarcoma

SAN MARINO, Calif., Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies announced today the results of Phase I/II and II studies of Rexin-G in chemotherapy-resistant metastatic soft tissue sarcoma and osteosarcoma, as presented by Dr. Sant P. Chawla, principal investigator, at the CTOS 14th annual meetings held in London UK on November 13-15, 2008. Patients received repeated infusions of Rexin-G i.v. over a period up to 9 months.

Multi-Flow Industries Receives Gold Certificate of Recognition from Silliker Audit

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Multi-Flow Industries, a manufacturer of fountain-dispensed beverages, announced that it has recently received the Gold Certificate of Recognition for passing its 2008 Silliker Audit with a score of 97.7 percent. The audit covered food safety as well as GMP requirements. Silliker is recognized as one of the world’s leading food safety auditing firms.

Retail Expert Doug Fleener Tells Retail Employees How to Overcome Holiday Challenges

BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — This holiday shopping season is going to be a challenging one for the almost 1 in 10 Americans employed in the retail sector. In his annual holiday letter to specialty retail employees, retail and customer experience expert Doug Fleener discusses these challenges and opportunities and shares five tips that will enable stores to succeed in current economic conditions.

Women with Curves Can Now Get Denim Jeans that Fit Just Right

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toombas Jeans & Denim Wear announces this week their new line of no-gap-in-the-waist jeans and other denim clothing, sizes 0-24. Inspired by millions of curvaceous women who have gone unnoticed in the fashion world, the founders of Toombas Jeans & Denim set out to change women’s negative self images by simply stating, ‘Love Your Curves.’

Interim HealthCare Recognizes Outstanding Franchisees at National Clinical Symposium

SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Interim HealthCare, the nation’s largest provider of home care and health care staffing services, announced the recipients of the ‘National Quality Awards’ for 2008 at their annual National Clinical Symposium meeting in Savannah, Georgia. The awards recognize Interim home care offices for patient satisfaction, and Medicare-certified offices for performance on CMS public measures of quality.

USPTO Issues a Notice of Allowance for MMDI’s BetaWire(TM) Guidewire Patent

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Minnesota Medical Development, Inc. (MMDI) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a Notice of Allowance for the company’s BetaWire(TM) guidewire technology. The BetaWire(TM) is a super-torque interventional guidewire manufactured from a Beta Titanium alloy. Guidewires are thin, flexible wires that are used to facilitate the placement of balloon catheters and other diagnostic and therapeutic devices.

GSA Approves SecuGen’s SDA04(TM) OEM Fingerprint Module for FIPS 201 APL

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SecuGen is pleased to announce that the SDA04(TM) fingerprint sensor module has been approved by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) for government-wide acquisition through GSA’s Approved Products List (APL) for FIPS 201 implementations. The SDA04 joins SecuGen’s Hamster IV USB fingerprint reader and MINEX-certified fingerprint algorithms in being listing on the GSA APL.

Arthur Goes Green in New Board Game – Arthur(TM) Saves the Planet

CHICAGO, Ill., Nov. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cameron McCandless, U.S. Marketing Director of FRED Distribution, Inc. announced this week that the popular book and public television character, Arthur, embarks on a mission to ‘go green’ in a new award-winning children’s board game – Arthur(TM) Saves the Planet, One Step at a Time.

Sales Talent Inc. Named a Fastest-Growing Private Company by Puget Sound Business Journal

SEATTLE, Wash., Nov. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sales Talent Inc. was named a Fastest-Growing Private Company by the Puget Sound Business Journal at an invitation-only event which drew more than 500 people to Qwest Field on Oct. 23. At the awards event, all 100 companies that made the list were honored and the rankings were announced. The 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies are listed, with select companies profiled, in a special publication of the Business Journal on Oct. 24.

Backbone Announces Partnership with Perlustro L.P.

FAIRMONT, W.Va., Nov. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Backbone Security, the industry leader in digital steganalysis software, has entered into an agreement with Perlustro L.P. to include hash values of files associated with digital steganography applications in the new ILookPI(TM) toolkit. ILook forensics tools have trusted and court validated 10 year history of use by law enforcement, military, and intelligence agencies around the world, and it is the only analysis tool used by many large government agencies.