Send2Press Newswire Daily News Desk
Main index for news issued by the Send2Press® Newswire Service.
Business, entertainment, finance, public policy, non-profit, and technology news from the U.S. and abroad.
Business, entertainment, finance, public policy, non-profit, and technology news from the U.S. and abroad.
| From: Global Resource Alliance
VENTURA, Calif. and MARA, TANZANIA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Global Resource Alliance today announced that ‘AIDS Orphans Summit – Kilimanjaro’ will begin on January 22, 2005. GRA Director Lyn Hebenstreit will be joined by GRA team members Tara Blasco, Tania McCracken as well as the leaders of several African non-governmental organizations on this six-day trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to raise funds for AIDS orphans and community development projects in the Mara region of Tanzania.
| From: Firearms Industry Market
DALLAS, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — Manufacturers, distributors, retailers, dealers and parts suppliers have a new and innovative medium for offering up products and services to the firearms industry. The Firearms Industry Association has launched an online business-to-business clearinghouse website that allows businesses to post Internet ads for merchandise or services for sale. The Firearms Industry Market is strictly for wholesale transactions, not for consumers.
| From: Cash Now Corporation
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Cash Now Corporation’s (OTC: Pink Sheets CHNW) banking services, which enable payday loan businesses to expand their customer base and revenues while reducing risks, are generating ‘significant’ interest in the marketplace, company officials say.
| From: Brooks Internet Software, Inc.
IDAHO FALLS, ID /Send2Press Newswire/ — In response to growing demand for a flexible, reliable, and secure IPDS printing solution, Brooks Internet Software, Inc. has released ExcelliPrint(TM) (www.excelliprint.com). Designed for users who want more choice in selecting print destinations and output types in their IPDS and AFP(TM) environments, ExcelliPrint builds on Brooks’ extensive knowledge of printing and broadens its current line of proven print software.
| From: Eric Hanson / SKIusa, LLC
DENVER, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ — On January 3, 2005, Vend-Tel-Co, Ltd., a small business from Fort Collins, Colorado won a federal trademark lawsuit against skiing giant Vail Associates, Inc. over the right to use 1-800-SKI VAIL. In the lawsuit, Judge Matsch of the U.S. District Court determined that Vail Associates could not use its registered trademark VAIL to prevent Eric Hanson from using his registered trademark, 1-800-SKI VAIL. The small business makes well-priced condo, hotel, and resort reservations at a variety of ski area locations through dozens of 1-800-SKI phone numbers.
| From: HHR Club
LONG BEACH, Wash. /Send2Press Newswire/ — America’s newest retro car, the 2006 Chevy HHR, gets its own club and web site: HHR Club (www.hhrclub.org). Most who travel to the big auto shows in Los Angeles and Detroit in January each year go to see the new cars. HHR Club’s founder, Mike Challis goes to watch the people looking at the new cars.
| From: Group Travel Planet, LLC
PIGEON FORGE, TN /Send2Press Newswire/ — Group Travel Planet, LLC (www.grouptravelplanet.com) and SideStep (www.sidestep.com) have entered into a business development partnership that will allow SideStep customers to book and manage their group hotel rooms of five rooms or more directly online, saving them valuable time and money.
| From: Management Dynamics, Inc.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — Management Dynamics, Inc., the market leader in price and contract management solutions for the international transportation industry, today announced it has acquired BridgePoint, an established provider of supply chain visibility and event management solutions. The acquisition combines the strengths of both organizations to create a portfolio of on-demand solutions that manage and optimize global supply chains. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
| From: MusicOnHold.com
DETROIT, Mich. /Send2Press Newswire/ — MusicOnHold.com launches a new business-to-business Request for Quotation (RFQ) service which enables buyers of on-hold and in-queue messaging to locate trusted and proven suppliers and agencies in their backyard or across the nation. Within hours, buyers can receive up to four competitive proposals so buyers can compare their options side-by-side and make informed decisions about who they want to do business with.
| From: Herman Howry & Breen L.L.P.
AUSTIN, TX /Send2Press Newswire/ — Austin resident and six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong insists he has always played by the rules. Last week, a Dallas district court judge ordered that a sport promotion company involved in a legal case with Armstrong do the same.
| From: EraNova Institute
MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — The symptoms: fevers that rise when stock prices fall … swollen costs … anemic sales … tired production … and dull fuzziness, often accompanied by confusion and panic, in the headquarters. Right Fix for Corporate Sniffles Not ‘Off-Peopling’ Pill But ‘Hyper-Human’ Injection.
| From: iExplore, Inc.
CHICAGO, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — iExplore (www.iExplore.com) announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers in 2004.
| From: 360Flair.com
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Every year thousands of new hopefuls flood the modeling and talent industries hoping to make their mark. Now, with the help of a new partnership between Internet and television media producer MyDateLive, Inc. and model Sabrina Sikora and Sikora Productions, they have a place to start.
| From: Native Voices Foundation
ASPEN, CO /Send2Press Newswire/ — As a result of a heart-melting gift to her friends, of an Indian children’s dance to launch a wiser New Year, Denise Rich, Aspen’s Grammy award-winning philanthropist, is helping the tribes get their message out to the mainstream on how to heal the Earth and prevent natural disasters, in the wake of the devastating Tsunami.
| From: Thomas D. Mangelsen, Inc.
OMAHA, NE /Send2Press Newswire/ — Images of Nature(R) today announced they will donate $2.00 for each 2005 calendar sold in their stores and online during the month of January to UNICEF Tsunami Relief. Funds will go to helping thousands of children that are at great risk following the earthquake and tsunamis that hit coastal areas across South Asia on December 26.
| From: Teaching & Technology Resources
GRAYSLAKE, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — Teaching & Technology Resources (www.tntresources.net), a leading provider of useful and cost-effective resources for K-12 teachers, has released a one-of-a-kind new software program that allows teachers to quickly create a list of questions that invoke a full spectrum of cognition from students (low-level to high-level).
| From: Donald J. Berg, AIA
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — Architect Donald J. Berg, the author of many books on historic architecture, has just published a Web site about some of today’s most popular buildings. It’s called aBetterGarage.com, and it’s an extensive directory of garage building plans, kits, products and services.
| From: shrimpo LLC
LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Christopher Curry, Technology Consultant for Shrimpo LLC, has challenged Osama Binladin and the Binladin family to provide aid for those thousands affected by the tsunami disasters in South-East Asia.
| From: Dialpad Communications, Inc.
MILPITAS, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Dialpad Communications, Inc. (www.dialpad.com), a leading global provider of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, today announced the availability of its new unlimited calling service, DialpadUSA. Now available to consumers nationwide, DialpadUSA allows users to make unlimited calls to the United States (U.S.) and Canada for a low monthly fee of $11.99. In addition, the new service comes with a broadband adapter, the dpPhone, which bridges the gap between VoIP and the traditional telephone network (PSTN) by combining the two services into one phone.
| From: Next Generation Home Products, Inc.
LAS VEGAS, NV – CES /Send2Press Newswire/ — Next Generation Home Products, Inc. (www.nghp.net), Port Richey/Tampa, Florida, announces availability of the newest version of their award-winning Remote ‘Long Ranger’ Xtender(tm) at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
| From: SYNC Technologies
DETROIT, MI /Send2Press Newswire/ — SYNC Technologies, Inc. declares 2004 a successful year with the completion of the new Customer Billing and Management System (CBMS). The system was cutover without incident for the nation’s third largest water utility, the Detroit Water & Sewerage Department (DWSD). The project not only replaced an antiquated legacy system, but also SYNC completed the implementation on schedule and on budget. DWSD had so much confidence in the SYNC Project Team that they launched the system on the busiest day of the month in 2004.
| From: ForeWord Magazine
TRAVERSE CITY, MI and NEW YORK CITY, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — New York University’s (NYU) Center for Publishing and ForeWord Magazine (www.forewordmagazine.com) announced today a collaborative project to launch a new publishing industry survey of small presses. The goal of the first annual survey is to discover current and coming trends in marketing, distribution, and sales, which will be usable to these publishers in their own planning strategies.
| From: Industry Magazine
BOSTON, MA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Industry Magazine (www.industrymagazine.com), a national franchise publication based in Orlando, Florida, today announced the February, 2005 launch of their Boston edition, which will combine Industry Magazine’s national entertainment, fashion, lifestyle and culture coverage with local editorial content.
| From: ArtMolds
SUMMIT, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — ArtMolds (www.artmolds.com), a New Jersey based manufacturer of art kits, mold-making and casting materials, today announced that it has joined forces with the Association of Lifecasters International (ALI) to co-sponsor the first annual Life Casting Awards for outstanding artistic achievement in the service of humanity.
| From: Math Workz, LLC
TULSA, OK /Send2Press Newswire/ — Raynece Leader-Thompson was only thirteen when she created the Math-a-Mania(tm) game that makes learning math fun for children and adults. As she accepted invitations to demonstrate the game for school districts across the nation, she saw first-hand the lack of supplies in many of the classrooms. As sales of ‘Math-a-Mania(tm)’ increased, Raynece asked her mother Johnece, president of the games distributor Math Workz, LLC, to help find a way they could fill this need. The ‘Teachers’ Wish List’ is a result of this desire.
| From: Napatech Inc.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA and COPENHAGEN, Denmark /Send2Press Newswire/ — Napatech today announced the immediate availability of the industry’s first 8×1 GIGABIT PROGRAMMABLE TRAFFIC ANALYZER NETWORK INTERFACE CARD. The 8×1 Gigabit NT8FT Traffic Analyzer NIC is the most powerful and the only fully programmable traffic analyzer NIC available on the market today.
| From: Tekron, Inc.
FORT LAUDERDALE, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ — Tekron, Inc. (OTCBB: TKRN) today announced that it will collaborate with Beijing Global Strategy Consulting Co. Ltd (‘Beijing Global Strategy’) (www.strategy4china.com), a leading business and investing consultancy firm focused on elaborating and implementing strategies for foreign and Chinese companies looking to do business in China. Since 2003, Beijing Global Strategy has provided a wide range of consulting services to Beijing State-Owned Assets Management Co., Ltd. mainly related to the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.
| From: Sterling Grant Laboratories
FAIRFIELD, NJ /Send2Press Newswire/ — Leading Nutraceutical manufacturer Sterling Grant Laboratories has entered the crowded smoke cessation market with a nicotine free lozenge, NicCess. The active ingredient in NicCess, Cesteminol 350, has been shown to be statistically effective in as little as 21 days and no later than 37 days.
| From: Dialpad Communications, Inc.
MILPITAS, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Dialpad Communications(R), Inc., a leading global provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions, announced today that it has lowered its termination rates to 380 destinations around the world. The average reduction is 27% with some routes lowered by as much as 60%.
| From: American Health Partners, LLC
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK /Send2Press Newswire/ — American Health Partners (www.ahpartners.com), of Oklahoma City, has been chosen by ThyroTec, a New Jersey based medical products development company, to launch a presence in the market, establish brand equity, finalize product packaging, and develop and implement all sales and distribution functions for ThyroTest(TM), a new FDA approved, CLIA Waived rapid hypothyroid diagnostic screening device.
| From: Visual Frontier, Inc.
TAIPEI, Taiwan /Send2Press Newswire/ — Visual Frontier Inc. (OTC BB: VFTR) announced that it has signed a contract with Taiwanese electronics dealer MRT Communication Ltd. (www.mrt-communication.com) to supply various hard disk enclosure products to be distributed to customers in Taiwan, the United States and Germany. Under the agreement Visual Frontier will provide 3.5 and 2.5-inch HDD (USB 2.0 and 1394 interfaces) to be sold under various brand names through MRT Communication and its customers worldwide.
| From: The Boloto Group
PHOENIX, AZ /Send2Press Newswire/ — Today marks a new era for consumers, entertainment companies and advertisers. The Boloto Group (www.bolotogroup.com), an Arizona based technology firm introduced a revolutionary free software, titled the Library Card(tm) that makes possible the next generation Internet. The Library Card is an electronic pass that consumers use to access features of the web by filling out a simple registration. With the Library Card, users will be able to unlock a private community that provides access to products, services and entertainment ranging from online dating to career connections, personal finance to multi-lingual communications, and media, all for free.
| From: ThyroTec, Inc.
HONEY BROOK, PA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Thanks to FDA approval of ThyroTest(tm), a new rapid hypothyroid diagnostic screening device from ThyroTec, Inc., detection of a common thyroid disease will now come sooner rather than later for millions of Americans. More Americans suffer from thyroid disease than diabetes and cancer combined.
| From: Neotrope / Send2Press Newswire
TORRANCE, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Neotrope/Send2Press, a PR agency and news distribution organization established Jan. 1983, has announced its most popular news stories of 2004 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.
| From: Tekron, Inc.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and ONTARIO, Canada /Send2Press Newswire/ — Tekron, Inc. (OTC BB: TKRN) today announced that it is in the final stages of developing a plan to process dairy waste from several major Ontario farms into energy. A key component to the plan would be the potential to create an energy self-sufficient dairy farm. While working with Transdynamics Engineering Limited, a Canadian-based designer and manufacturer of waste recycling and handling equipment for more than two decades, Tekron plans on submitting the completed proposal in early 2005.
| From: Eugene Dong, music producer
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Eugene Dong, an independent music producer, today announced that Keith Thompson’s Christmas pipe organ classic, ‘A King’s Christmas’ is now available nationally and internationally through Apple iTunes(tm).
| From: Halvorson Research Associates, LLC
NAPLES, FL /Send2Press Newswire/ — HRAStockpicks.com, a division of Halvorson Research Associates, today announced that returns on its Tiny 6 Stock Portfolio has risen 127-percent since December 1, 2002, which could have resulted in subscribers more than doubling their investments in just 2 years.
| From: Lamaute Capital, Inc.
ALEXANDRIA, VA /Send2Press Newswire/ — December 31, 2004 is the last day to open a Solo-401k or Solo-DB retirement plan and get maximum tax-deductible contributions for this year, according to retirement plan experts at Lamaute Capital, (www.InvestSafe.com).
| From: Send2Press Newswire
SAN FRANCISCO, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Computers and Laptops donated this holiday season to Computer Recycling Center’s (C.R.C.) End-Of-the-Year Drop-Off event will go to the ‘Hundred for One-Hundred’ project. 100 computers in 100 days will be refurbished for reuse and used by community nonprofits and public school teachers around the Bay Area. C.R.C. is a 501-c-3 nonprofit organization.
| From: ASAR Electronics, Inc.
OMAHA, NE and QUINCY, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — ‘The Emergency Light Blanket’ (ELB) invented by Pepper Aasgaard, ASAR Electronics, Inc. (www.LightBlanket.com), was selected as one of the Top Five Inventions of 2004 by Paul Niemann, Quincy, IL (syndicated columnist, contributing author for ‘Inventor’s Digest’ and author of ‘Invention Mysteries’).
| From: Bimini Road Publishing
CHICAGO, IL /Send2Press Newswire/ — It could be a very Merry Christmas for a student at one of the top universities in the country if they are able to break the cipher at the end of the novel, THE MOSES RIDDLE. A new novel by Chicago author Hunt Kingsbury and published by Bimini Road Publishing, offers $5,000, or the equivalent in authentic Egyptian treasure, to anyone who can break the cipher and solve the riddle at the end of the book.
| From: Mike Stone, Author
JERUSALEM, Israel /Send2Press Newswire/ — Recent medical studies are recommending lowering existing LDL cholesterol levels for post heart attack patients to levels significantly lower than the ceiling of 100 mg/dL that has been in effect until now. Many people taking statins to meet the existing goal of 100 already feel that the quality of their lives has reached zero. In ‘Surviving a Successful Heart Attack,’ Mike Stone describes the massive disruptions in his professional and personal life, and his own futile attempts to climb out of the mental/emotional abyss that he had somehow stumbled into.
| From: InformINS, Inc.
YORBA LINDA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — InformINS, Inc., a privately held provider of insurance industry software products and technology consulting services, today announced that it has launched the www.websites4insurance.com agency web site service available to all insurance agencies in North America.
| From: Empire Relations Group Inc.
NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — Empire Relations Group Inc. announced today that Kmart Holding Corporation has been highlighted in its new Gold Star Report(tm). The report can be viewed at www.empirerelations.com.