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California Based Designer Urges People to ‘Just Say No to Sex with Republicans’ Until Iraq War is Withdrawn Through FeelingBushed.Com

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Christopher Curry, Technology Principal for SHRIMPO LLC, an Internet technology consulting firm, has announced a new campaign for 2006 with FEELINGBUSHED.COM, a satirical website dedicated to current anti-war efforts through his message of ‘Just Say No to Sex with Republicans.’

Form Meets Function in O Yikes! Chic New Diaper Bag for Hip Urban Parents on the Go

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jan. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — O Yikes!, a San Francisco based manufacturer of cutting edge diaper bags for active new parents, today announced the launch of the Slingback Ready-to-Go Diaper bag, a stylish, ergonomic, and easy-to-clean diaper bag which arrives fully loaded with all of the essentials, for today’s hip urban parents and babies on the go.

Free Screening for Long Term Care Insurance

KIRKLAND, WA – Jan. 16 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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:

FILED UNDER: Fitness
 

Lehman Brothers Annual Security Industry Report for 2005 – Now Available from Sandra Jones and Company

CLEVELAND, OH – Jan. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Business | Reports and Studies
 

Canadian Government Bungles Security Breach, Leaves Investors Hanging

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

DESTIN, FL – Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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).

FILED UNDER: General Editorial
 

Largest Healthy Travel Site Launches with 100 Destinations

SAN DIEGO, CA – Jan. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

The Newcomen Society Names Dan Malloy New Chairman

EXTON, PA – Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: NonProfit and Charities
 

Internet Stores Let Lovers Say ‘I Love You’

DAVENPORT, IA – Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.’

FILED UNDER: Business
 

The CyberAngel(R) leads the way in Data Protection & Unauthorized Access Notification

NASHVILLE, TN – Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

Missouri Firefighters Elect New Officers, Advocate for Members Legislatively

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Government
 

Harper Arrington Publishing and Media Releases Revolutionary Digital Design Software for Aspiring Fashion Designers

DETROIT, MI – Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Harper Arrington Publishing and Media today announced the release of Harper Arrington Digital Design System 2.0 (HADDS), an innovative new software solution that gives designers, students, and even ordinary people the tools they need to design their own cutting edge fashion collection.

Bigger Payments Are Incentive to Eliminate Credit Card Debt

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 11 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Taxes and Accounting
 

New England – Canada Business Council (NECBC) Elects Bethann Pepoli, COO of the Information Technology Division for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The New England-Canada Business Council has elected Bethann Pepoli, COO of the Technology Division for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to the board of directors to enhance the technology sharing between the two governments and to help lead the organization through its next year of operations.

World’s Largest Energy Service Company Takes Over Powerit

SEATTLE, WA – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Energy Oil Gas and Solar
 

America Online, Westfield Wheaton Shopping Center Among Winners to be Honored at Washington Breastfeeding Friendly Business and Community Awards on January 12

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The DC Breastfeeding Coalition and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health today announced the winners of the Washington Breastfeeding Friendly Business and Community Awards. Award winners will be honored at a special awards breakfast and tour of Alice Neel’s exhibit ‘Women’ on Thursday, January 12 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

FILED UNDER: Fitness
 

Travel Agent Sells More than $150,000 in Her First Month with America’s Vacation Center / American Express

SAN DIEGO, CA – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Within a month of her first sale as an independent contractor with America’s Vacation Center, home-based travel agent Alisha Kier has sold more than $150,000 in cruise and vacation packages. ‘The support I receive from America’s Vacation Center is unparalleled in the industry,’ Kier said. ‘Their Live Leads(TM) and cutting-edge technology help me fulfill my desire to bring families together and give them their dream vacations.’

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

How to Support a Healthy Immune System During a Flu Pandemic

CALGARY, AB – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

SAN JOSE, CA – Jan. 10 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Business | Reports and Studies
 

TicketsR.com Joins Vladimir Spivakov and the Moscow Virtuosos to Celebrate 25 Years of Music

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS – Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Top Ten World Travel Destinations In 2005

CHICAGO, IL – Jan. 9 (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.

Harper Arrington Media’s Little Entrepreneur Series Teaches Kids How to Make Their Dreams Come True

DETROIT, MI – Jan. 9 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Harper Arrington Publishing and Media today announced that ‘The Little Entrepreneur-Takes Flight,’ the first title in their new ‘Little Entrepreneur’ series by Michael Harper and Jay Arrington designed to teach kids how to turn their hobbies into businesses, will publish on February 1, 2006.

Neotrope Chosen to Provide Internet Marketing Solutions for Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist located in Dana Point, CA

TORRANCE, CA – Jan. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Neotrope(R), a leading California advertising, PR, and Internet Marketing firm established 1983, today announced it has been chosen by a holistic pet care and pet health supplement firm, Ask Ariel Your Pet Nutritionist (www.askariel.com), to provide promotion and brand development for their company and Website.

Soar Consulting Reports Former Military Members Are in Demand in Today’s Job Market

SAN DIEGO, CA – Jan. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Soar Consulting, Inc., America’s fastest growing recruitment firm specializing in the placement of transitioning military members into civilian careers, recently announced their second consecutive year of triple digit growth.

FILED UNDER: Business | Employment and HR
 

Mark Mclaughlin, VIBE Magazine January Free Agent Pick Featuring His New Single ‘Brooklyn’

NEW YORK, NY – Jan. 6 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — VIBE Magazine’s January issue features unsigned draft pick Mark McLaughlin. Based on the R & B single ‘Brooklyn’ VIBE states, ‘McLaughlin pays homage to hip hop heroes and reminisces over summer park jams in his street-hardened baritone.’

Most Read News Stories of 2005 by Media and Journalists from Send2Press Announced

TORRANCE, CA – Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

SAN JOSE, CA – Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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 Proposed for California

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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%.

FILED UNDER: Government
 

Penny Webster’s Allergy-Free Recipes Help Millions at Risk Avoid Serious Food Threats

ROCKVILLE, MD – Jan. 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Penny Webster, author of ‘Allergy Free For All Ages: Milk-free, Egg-free, Nut-free Recipes’ offering safe food alternatives for severely allergic kids and adults that are delicious enough to satisfy the whole family, today announced that millions of individuals are now living on restrictive diets due to food allergies or intolerance.

Group Travel Planet LLC Launches First-Ever Direct Connect Technology for Group Hotel Distribution

PIGEON FORGE, TN – Jan. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Group Travel Planet LLC, the pioneer and leader of online group travel, marked a major step in hotel distribution by today announcing that it has built first-ever direct connections that pull group hotel rates and inventory from hotel central reservation systems (CRS), property management systems (PMS), providers of distribution management solutions and merchant hotel distributors.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

Soundrangers Online Sound Library Expands its Interactive Sounds Selection

SEATTLE, WA – Jan. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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!)

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Jan. 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Fitness
 

InteractiveVoices: A Web 2.0 Application for Finding and Hiring Voice-Overs

TORONTO, ON – Jan. 3, 2006 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

NEW YORK, NY – Jan. 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

Uncle Sam Can Pay Your Heating Bills … If You Know Where to Go

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

G-Man Music PSA for American Cancer Society Takes Listeners Inside the Human Body

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Radio listeners become a cancer cell inside a human body as part of the new public service announcement created by G-Man Music & Radical Radio for the American Cancer Society.

City of Loreto, Baja California Sur Finally Gets an Entire Book of Coverage!

SPOKANE, WA – Dec. 31 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Riley Books has released the first book dedicated entirely to the travel options surrounding the city of Loreto in Baja, Mexico. Instead of the brief coverage Loreto has received to date, ‘You Decide Travel Guide: Loreto’ dedicates two full pages of information on each hotel or lodging property along with specific practical information on dining and activity options for you to enjoy during your stay in Loreto. An expanded second edition was released on February 25 of 2005.

What do Laura Bush, Ladybird Johnson, Mack Brown, and a Small 3 year old in Philly have in Common?

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Dec. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — `Twas the morning after Christmas. All through the house could be heard a pin drop quiet as a mouse. Then, a KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK was heard at the door. Was it Saint Nick… with one last HO HO HO? No, it was author Salvador SeBasco, the Book creator of ‘THE BOY, THE KING, AND THE CHIHUAHUA’ (I Just Read Company), who traveled over 1800 miles to deliver the book in person to little Orlando D. Cleveland II, a 3 year old boy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in time for the Holidays.