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Artitalia Group Wins the Coveted Best Booth – Grand Prize Award at GlobalShop 2005

MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Artitalia Group (www.artitalia-group.com) won the coveted Best Booth – Grand Prize award, given by VM+SD (Visual Merchandising and Store Design) at GlobalShop 2005 last week in Las Vegas, NV. With more than 25,000 attendees, the trade show is recognized as the largest international expo featuring the most innovative design, products and technologies in the world of retail.

FILED UNDER: Business | Retail and Franchise
 

MailFrontier Enhances Salesforce.com with Innovative Email Marketing Solution from Dynamics Direct, Inc.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dynamics Direct, Inc., a leading provider of email marketing software and ASP solutions for the enterprise market, announced today that MailFrontier(TM), a leading provider of email security solutions, has successfully integrated the Dynamic Messenger(TM) email marketing platform with MailFrontier’s existing Salesforce.com(R) CRM system.

Improved Stability in the Middle East Stimulating Pent-Up Travel Demand to Region

CHICAGO, IL — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — iExplore (www.iExplore.com) reports increased demand for travel to the Middle East in 2005, including increased sales in each of Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Jordan over this same period last year. Growing demand is attributed to decreasing hostilities in Iraq, Syria pulling its troops out of Lebanon and improving relations between Israel and Palestine.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

TeamF1 Launches Upgraded Embedded Kerberos Agent

FREMONT, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamF1, Inc. (www.TeamF1.com), the high-performance embedded networking and security software company, today released a new version of AuthAgent Kerberos, its standards-based implementation of the Kerberos(TM) V Protocol (RFC 1510) for authentication of network clients and services in embedded devices.

FILED UNDER: Technology
 

Indy-Tech Publishing Announces The Women’s Guide to NASCAR’s 2005 Season

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Indy-Tech Publishing, the publishing division of Sams Technical Publishing, LLC, has announced the February release of The Women’s Guide to NASCAR’s 2005 Season (ISBN 0-7906-1312-3). Sheree Woodington and Arianne Hegeman translate their love of racing into a season-long memory keeper, which will provide female readers with the knowledge they desire to better understand the sport.

Lobraus Launches End-to-End Concept Consolidating All Aspects of International Logistics in a Single Supplier

MIAMI, Fla. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lobraus Trade Finance Corp. (www.lobraus.net), a global, full-service trading company, today announced the launch of their innovative End-to-End Concept, allowing Lobraus customers to concentrate all their trade operations in one supplier, who is able to manage all aspects of an international logistics operation from acquisition through delivery.

FILED UNDER: Transportation
 

Virginian Woman’s Unborn Triplets Go for $12,000 on eBay – Babies’ Naming Rights Sold to GoldenPalace.com

NORFOLK, VA — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Three is a lucky number for mother-to-be Natasha, as Internet casino GoldenPalace.com scored a hat trick by purchasing the right to name her soon-to-be-born triplets due in August. One of the babies will be called ‘GoldenPalace.com.’

FILED UNDER: Entertainment | Offbeat
 

Tagistics Corporation Aligns with Sun Microsystems to Release RFID Central(tm) a Turn-Key RFID Offering for Companies with Chinese Manufactured Products

BOCA RATON, Fla. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tagistics Corporation today announced an alliance and licensing agreement for the Sun Java(tm) System RFID Tag and Ship Solution and Sun Java(tm) System RFID Software. Tagistics will incorporate Sun’s products into its RFID Central solution, resulting in what the company believes is the first service that enables enterprises to outsource RFID tagging of Chinese manufactured goods.

FILED UNDER: Business | Retail and Franchise
 

Poetry Still Lives: Emerging African-American Poet Mikaylah Simone

COLUMBUS, Ohio — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The precision and elegance of a poet’s words can make readers pause to appreciate their own perceptions or examine their feelings. Whether you are an avid poetry reader or a fan of spoken word poetry, there is something to be said for a poet’s writing style that transcends the limits of confined paper pages and still delivers passion on the ‘open-mic’ stage. This can describe the work of one new poet Mikaylah Simone and her book of poetry ‘My Manufactured English.’

Chicago Cubs Film Selling Naming Rights on eBay

HOHOKAM PARK – MESA, Ariz. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Chicago Cubs Spring Training Public Address Announcer, former FOX TV Editor, and Cubs documentary filmmaker Tim Sheridan is auctioning the Naming Rights on eBay for his film ‘The Boys of Spring.’ The starting bid is $80,000, with the auction closing on April 17th. The eBay Item number is 7506804740 and is listed as, Chicago Cubs Documentary Naming Rights in the Everything Else: Weird Stuff: Slightly Unusual category.

Champion Technologies, Inc. Opens Cutting-Edge Research and Development Facility

FRESNO, TX — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On March 31st, 2005, dignitaries and scientists from around the world were on hand to help celebrate the grand opening of a new addition of the state-of-the-art research and development center at Champion Technologies, Inc. The 35,000 square foot facility is located at Champion’s global research headquarters in Fresno, Texas.

FILED UNDER: Energy Oil Gas and Solar
 

Bert L. Howe & Associates, Inc. Expands Eastern Regional Operations

AKRON, OH — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Bert L. Howe & Associates, Inc. (www.berthowe.com) a full-service construction-litigation support firm, specializing in construction defect claims, general construction investigation, and dispute resolution, has expanded its eastern regional operations, adding increased client services, educational seminars, as well as two new southeastern offices.

Breakthrough New Ergonomic Hand Sanitizer to be Introduced to Nation’s Top Hospital Infection Fighters

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The nation’s top hospital infection fighters will be getting a look at a new breakthrough ergonomic hand sanitizer that holds the promise of preventing 20,000 to 50,000 U.S. deaths each year. Sprixx is an alcohol hand sanitizer dispenser that you wear, use on-the-go, and is ergonomically designed to become a second-nature habit in use.

Author Richard Pelzer to speak at the 7th Annual Blue Ribbon Campaign Kick-Off Breakfast – Wyndham Hotel. Andover Massachusetts Friday April 8th, 2005

PLYMOUTH, MA — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Greater Lawrence Community Action Council (GLCAC) in partnership with the Exchange Clubs of the Merrimack Valley who sponsor the Michael B. Christensen Family Support Center announce Massachusetts Senator Steven A. Baddour as keynote and International Best Selling Author Richard Pelzer as special guest speaker at the 7th annual Blue Ribbon Kick-Off breakfast.

New HRDT Technology Cuts Development Costs for High Refraction Polymer Optics

PAVILION, NY — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Syntec Technologies, a leading manufacturer of custom polymer optics, announces patent-pending HRDT(tm) technology that cuts costs by up to 5X for optics applications requiring high refraction, heat resistant, NIR performance. HRDT, or high refraction diamond turning, enables direct diamond turning of polymers such as Ultem(tm) to a surface as smooth as 60 angstroms, critical in meeting many telecom, defense and biometric performance demands.

FILED UNDER: Manufacturing
 

Bay Area Author’s Inappropriate Mother’s Day Celebration to Benefit Mothers in Prison

OAKLAND, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mother’s Day… Perhaps more appropriately titled Ambivalence Day. ‘For me, it’s when the annual Pon Farr of resentment boils in my veins and I need to be locked up in a room with barred windows,’ explains East Bay writer, Joan Bechtel, co-author of the new anti-advice book, MOTHERHOOD CONFIDENTIAL. Now that this homeschooling mom has moved back to her tiny hometown of Alamo to care for her own aging mother, the holiday packs a double wallop.

Corporate Birth: The Next Generation of Advertising – This Baby’s Birth Brought to You by GoldenPalace.com

ATLANTA, GA — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Internet casino GoldenPalace.com, known mostly for their eccentric eBay purchases, continues to deliver. Elise Harp, the second pregnant woman to use her enlarged belly as an advertising billboard for the casino, has given birth to a bouncing baby girl, Mariah. The birth was officially sponsored by GoldenPalace.com.

Techsouth: World Class Speakers at Free, Regional Event

LAFAYETTE, LA — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TechSouth solidified its emergence as the premier technology conference in the Gulf South with the announcement of its five keynote speakers as well as a handful of the top seminar leaders who will be taking part in this year’s conference, which will be held in Lafayette on April 19-20, at the Cajundome Convention Center. The regional event is free for advanced registrants with minimal ticket prices for keynote-addressed luncheons.

FILED UNDER: Regional Events | Trade Shows
 

Rexin-G, the World’s First Tumor-Targeted Gene Delivery Vector Used in Phase I Clinical Trial

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corp. announced today that a Phase I clinical trial has opened in New York to test the safety and efficacy of Rexin-G, the leading tumor-targeted gene delivery system (vector) developed for the treatment of metastatic colon and pancreatic cancer.

TBS Announces First Touchless, 3D Live-Scan Fingerprint System

HERNDON, VA — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TBS North America, Inc. (TBS), a touchless biometric system provider for high quality enrollment and identification applications, announced today Surround Imaging(tm), the first fingerprint capture technology to reconstruct the 3-dimensional features of the human finger.

Xpert Sports Announces Partnership with WCOFF

ROCHESTER, NY — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Xpert Sports (formerly Xpert Leagues) announced on Monday that the World Championship of Fantasy Football (WCOFF) has contracted it to be its official online league management system for the 2005 season. As a part of the agreement, Xpert Sports will host all 56 of WCOFF’s individual leagues on its servers and provide roster management, league reports, live scoring, and customer support.

FILED UNDER: Sports and Activities
 

Corporate Safe Specialists to Display New Self Check-out Solution at KioskCom.com Booth# 1023

POSEN, Ill. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Corporate Safe Specialists (CSS), one of the largest suppliers of safes and cash handling systems to the U.S. retail and restaurant communities will demonstrate the latest advancements in automated cash handling and self service technology at the 2005 KioskCom.com Exposition. At Booth# 1023, CSS will display its revolutionary ‘SOS,’ a self check-out solution that enables customers to order food and/or pay for merchandise using their preferred method of payment. The KioskCom.com conference will be held April 18 – 20, 2005 at the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

Tea Body’s, Inc. Launches LOVE(TM) to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

DALLAS, TX — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Tea Body’s, Inc. (www.teabodys.com) today announced that it is launching the LOVE(TM) lip balm in the company’s ‘Push-Pop Tin(TM).’ A portion of the proceeds from the sales of LOVE(TM) will be donated to the pancreatic cancer research program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland.

FILED UNDER: Business | Product Launches
 

Celebrity Hairstylist Frank Galasso Joins Forces with BeautyRiot.com

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — BeautyRiot.com announced today that it has joined forces with L.A.-based celebrity hairstylist, Frank Galasso, to show its visitors how to recreate the hairstyles, haircolor and haircuts of their favorite celebrities. Galasso has already shown hundreds of thousands of BeautyRiot.com visitors how to get Ashlee and Jessica Simpson’s new hairstyles, which are in hot demand at the moment. Other styles include updo’s from this year’s Academy Awards, as well as the ever-popular tresses of Jennifer Aniston.

Phase I Clinical Trial for Advanced Colon and Pancreatic Cancer Opens in New York Using Rexin-G, the World’s First Tumor-Targeted Gene Delivery Vector

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation (www.epeiusbiotech.com) announced today that a Phase I clinical trial has opened in New York to test the safety and efficacy of Rexin-G, the leading tumor-targeted gene delivery system (vector) developed for the treatment of metastatic colon and pancreatic cancer. In 2003, Rexin-G gained FDA approval as an Orphan Drug based on clinical demonstrations of the medical utility of Rexin-G as an effective treatment for pancreatic cancer.

New Discovery Brings 80 Year Old Expanding Universe to a Halt

SANTA ANA, Calif. — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A major scientific discovery made by a small team of researchers has revealed patterns in nearby galaxies that present an alternative to the big bang theory and the continually expanding universe that we have been living with for the past 80 years. A team comprising a mathematician, an amateur astronomer and a thermodynamicist – all graduates of Georgia Institute of Technology — has found patterns in the distribution of galaxies which indicate an entirely different structure to the universe. The team includes brothers Richard and David Moser who have decades of experience in the field.

FILED UNDER: Sciences
 

Planning For A Job Loss Could Prevent One Says Life Coach

LEBANON, NJ — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ‘What will you do if you lose your job?’ David O. Levine, a director in the imploding telecommunications industry, found himself frequently discussing this question with colleagues and team members.

FILED UNDER: Business | Employment and HR
 

Designer Women’s Notebook Cases will Help Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

COLUMBUS, Ohio — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Laptop Guy, Inc. and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Columbus Affiliate, unite for the launch of the ‘Caring Case Campaign’ at the Polaris Fashion Place. The campaign is a year long initiative designed to increase breast cancer awareness, promote registration for Race for the Cure, and raise funds for the fight against breast cancer through the sale of laptop carrying cases designed specifically for women. The launch of the campaign takes place Saturday, April 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd in the center court of the Polaris Fashion Place.

Coping With the Threat that Trumps Offshoring: Off-Peopling

MOUNTAIN LAKES, NJ — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Off-peopling, the human consequence of automation, is growing to epidemic proportions as technology takes over human tasks in grocery stores and banks, offices and the military. ‘Work as we know it is going away, and companies as we know them are going away, too,’ says futurist Richard W. Samson, director of think tank EraNova Institute. ‘We need to adjust, and fast.’

FILED UNDER: Business | Reports and Studies
 

The Laptop Guy Announces Launch of ‘Caring Case Campaign’

COLUMBUS, OH — (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Laptop Guy, Inc. and The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Columbus Affiliate, unite for the launch of the ‘Caring Case Campaign’ at the Polaris Fashion Place. The campaign, presented by The Laptop Guy, is a year long initiative designed to increase breast cancer awareness, promote registration for ‘Race for the Cure,’ and raise funds for the fight against breast cancer through the sale of laptop carrying cases designed specifically for women. The Susan G. Komen Foundation will receive 20% of the retail sale price of every Caring Case sold during the campaign and online at www.LaptopGuy.com.

FILED UNDER: Mobile Technology | Technology
 

eBay Seller Terri Ilagan Auctions Identity and will be Legally Named GoldenPalace.com

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. /Send2Press Newswire/ — When eBay-happy Internet casino GoldenPalace.com saw the header – Rights To Name Me! Legally Change My Full Name Forever! Rare, Lifetime Advertising Idea 4 Your Company/Website! – on a Tennessee woman’s eBay auction page, it was an offer they couldn’t refuse.

Muzak Takes Best In Show Award: GlobalShop 2005

CHARLOTTE, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ — Muzak (www.muzak.com) won the coveted Best Booth award, given by Visual Merchandising and Store Design at GlobalShop 2005 last week in Las Vegas, NV. With more than 25,000 attendees, the trade show is recognized as the largest international expo featuring the most innovative design, products and technologies in the world of retail.

Former World Heavyweight Champion Oliver McCall to Continue His Comeback on April 16

WINSTON-SALEM, NC /Send2Press Newswire/ — On April 16, 2005, Oliver ‘The Atomic Bull’ McCall (42-8-0, 31KOs) will face Cornelius Ellis in the Ring of Dreams Fight Night Main Event at the M.C. Benton Jr. Convention Center in Winston-Salem, NC. McCall, best known for winning the WBC World Heavyweight Champion title after knocking out then champion Lennox Lewis in the second round of the 1994 world championship fight, is staging a comeback that he hopes will lead to another world title shot. McCall, who calls this a ‘tune-up fight,’ also intends to extend his record of never having been knocked down or knocked out.

Changing the Rules of Conjoint Analysis

NEW YORK, NY /Send2Press Newswire/ — The new Confirmit(R) IdeaMap(R) integrated software will ensure that conjoint analysis is no longer only reserved for those specialists with large budgets; it has finally caught up with the speed, ease and lower cost of online technology, making it available for anyone to use when optimizing products, services, communications and promotions.

National Public Service Award Winners Announced

WASHINGTON, DC /Send2Press Newswire/ — Winners of the prestigious National Public Service Awards, the premier awards for excellence in public service at all levels of government, have been announced by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA). They will be presented on Monday, April 4, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Milwaukee, WI, at noon, at the ASPA National Conference.

FILED UNDER: Awards and Honors | Business
 

Pioneer of Online Group Bookings, Group Travel Planet, Celebrates 5th Anniversary

PIGEON FORGE, TN /Send2Press Newswire/ — Group Travel Planet, LLC (www.GroupTravelPlanet.com), the company who pioneered online group travel booking, today announced the celebration of its 5-year anniversary and the company’s key accomplishments of providing consumers, tour operators and thousands of group-friendly suppliers one-of-a-kind features that make it simple and convenient to book and manage group travel online.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

A Chance to Give Hope to Indian Youth

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — ‘Just as the Iraqi soccer victories at the Athens Olympics lifted their dispirited countrymen, mainstream Americans and the world have a chance to uplift our ‘underserved, heroic American Indian population’ (President GWB), in the wake of the Minnesota reservation tragedy,’ said Olympic skier Suzy Chaffee, co-chair of Native Voices Foundation (NVF) and the President’s Healthier US/American Indian Initiative in the Great Outdoors.

Woman Gets $15,199 to Change Name Forever – eBay Seller Terri Ilagan to be Legally Named GoldenPalace.com

KNOXVILLE, TN /Send2Press Newswire/ — When eBay-happy Internet casino GoldenPalace.com saw the header ‘RIGHTS TO NAME ME! LEGALLY CHANGE MY FULL NAME FOREVER! RARE, LIFETIME ADVERTISING IDEA 4 YOUR COMPANY/WEBSITE!’ on a Knoxville woman’s eBay auction page, it was an offer they couldn’t refuse.

FILED UNDER: Entertainment | Offbeat
 

TeamF1 Unveils Upgraded Networking and Security Software Components for Infrastructure Equipment OEMs

FREMONT, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — TeamF1, Inc. (www.TeamF1.com), the high-performance embedded networking and security software company, today announced significant upgrades to its networking and security software components, continuing its tradition of bringing innovative and performance-leading software technology to the embedded device market.

FILED UNDER: Technology
 

B-Man’s Cooks Up ‘Irie’ Surprise On April Fools Day

PASADENA, Calif. /Send2Press Newswire/ — Local restaurant favorite, B-Man’s Teriyaki and Burgers (www.bmans.com), will celebrate April Fools 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 Caribbean spices, bringing the tastes of Jamaica to Pasadena on April Fools Day. Owner Byron Takeuchi, will falsely claim a sudden change of management, promoting the new B-MON’s Jamaican Cafe with outdoor banners. Inside, customers will be greeted by the sights and sounds of Jamaica, including delicious Jamaican menu items to be served from 10am – 11 pm.