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Poppa Neutrino Partners with Riley Books to use eBay Auctions to Garner Sponsors for Raft Trip to China

AIRWAY HEIGHTS, WA – Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

Credit Card Companies to Raise Minimum Payment Requirements

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Taxes and Accounting
 

LTCi: The Hot New Asset-Protection Option, From a Financial Advisor Near You

KIRKLAND, WA – Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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).

FILED UNDER: Finance | Insurance
 

Symphony Wealth Management Group’s Ovation Fund Blazes New Trails on the Efficient Frontier and the Utilization of ETFs

ATLANTA, GA – Jan. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Symphony Wealth Management Group, LLC, today announced the launch of their new Ovation Fund, a dynamic asset allocation fund which utilizes Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) as its underlying holdings. The Ovation Fund is managed by Dr. William Breen.

Roth IRA vs. Roth 401(k) for the Self-Employed

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Taxes and Accounting
 

Soundrangers.com is the Virtual Sound Design Tool

SEATTLE, WA – Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Author Gehla S. Knight Releases Book that Offers Humorous Peek into Suburban Life in the 1950s

PORTLAND, OR – Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new voice in northwest fiction, Gehla S. Knight, recently authored and released an insider’s look at life in the suburban 1950’s – ‘Heath Street Stories.’ The book is available in hardcover (ISBN: 1420896083) and paperback (ISBN: 1420896075).

SIP Gateways, Wireless Gateways and Hybrid Fiber Gateways Boom as Worldwide Gateways Grow, Says Insight Research

BOONTON, NJ – Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Business | Reports and Studies
 

New Book Argues That In-Depth Psychology Can Facilitate A Liberal Resurgence

SANTA FE, NM – Jan. 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — If liberals are to regain the political ascendancy, they need a breakthrough in their understanding of themselves and the forces that oppose them, writes in-depth psychotherapist Peter Michaelson in his new book, ‘Democracy’s Little Self-Help Book’ (ISBN 1-4259-1218-4).

Figuring Out How to Use a Treadmill Has Been More of a Workout Than the Actual Workout Until the Introduction of the LifeSpan Pro 3 Treadmill!

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – Jan. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the launch of the LifeSpan PRO 3 treadmill, LifeSpan has now added to its credits having the most compact treadmill in the marketplace, while now also offering the largest running surface as well. The PRO 3 offers users a VERY spacious 22″ wide by 60″ long running surface, providing comfort for users of all levels. The extra wide running belt coupled with the new patent pending Intelli-Key(TM) system, which uses illuminated blue backlit buttons to quickly and easily step the user through the set-up process distinguishes the PRO 3 from its competitors in the marketplace.

FILED UNDER: Fitness
 

Armor Electric, Inc. Announces a Joint Venture Agreement with Nu Pow’r LLC

SOLANA BEACH, CA – Jan. 25 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ARMOR ELECTRIC INC. (OTCBB ARME) is pleased to announce the company has signed a Joint Venture Agreement with NU POW’R LLC to provide the technology and production of ‘electric propulsion systems’ for two, three and four wheel electric powered vehicles and other electrically propelled products.

FILED UNDER: Business | Public Companies
 

How to Skyrocket Sales This Spring?

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

NEW YORK, NY – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

Most Dangerous Trends Facing Hospitals – What’s Wrong Here? In America, Flying is Safer Than Being Treated in a Hospital

MEMPHIS, TN – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to LifeWings Partners LLC, a recent survey of medical errors published in Health Affairs reveals that 34% of U.S. patients with critical health problems experience medical mistakes. Furthermore, this error rate was the highest among the six developed nations studied (United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and U.K.). For 20% of the patients, communication between patients and hospital staff was a factor when errors occurred.

FILED UNDER: Health and Medical
 

Confirmit to Launch Contact Center Quality Application

NEW YORK, NY – Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

Ijeoma Egbunine to Fight Valerie Mahfood for WIBF Light Heavyweight Title

WINSTON-SALEM, NC – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Regional Events
 

Corinthian Colleges Reports Favorable Arbitration Award in Satz Case – Arbitrator Finds in Favor of Company on All Counts

SANTA ANA, CA – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — [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.

FILED UNDER: Legal and Law
 

Oil & Gas: Newfoundland’s Got It, New England Needs It

BOSTON, MA – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Energy Oil Gas and Solar
 

Innovative Custom Software Designer and Developer Completes Web Site for Charter Bus America

BOSTON, MA – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

BAKERSFIELD, CA – Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

ATLANTA, GA – Jan. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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).

Unique Internet Name Once Owned by Osama Bin Laden, Which Expired on 9-11-01, Now Promotes Peace Available for Auction

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — shrimpo LLC and Christopher Curry have made news previously when it announced that it had created a unique procedure to take control of the official Osama Bin Laden family website, (saudi-binladin-group.com), for which the domain registration expired simultaneously with the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

FILED UNDER: Auction
 

TransContinental Wireless Broadband LLC Announces Fast, Reliable Broadband Service for Prince William County and Surrounding Counties

WASHINGTON, DC – Jan. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TransContinental Wireless Broadband LLC based in Manassas, Virginia, today announced the launch of their new high speed wireless broadband service in the Manassas area, making Prince William County, Virginia one of the first major counties in the United States to have an affordable, fixed wireless broadband solution starting at only $20.00 a month, with a rate guarantee promise.

A Mother’s Gift Event at Echelon Mall Will Celebrate Breastfeeding on January 21 New Jersey Assemblywoman Cruz-Perez To Receive Award for Breastfeeding Advocacy

VOORHEES, NJ – Jan. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Southern New Jersey Breastfeeding Coalition in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health National Breastfeeding Awareness Campaign and other participating organizations including, Cooper Breastfeeding Center, Glamourmom, Cafe La Leche and ProMom.org.

FILED UNDER: Regional Events
 

A Picture Worth $3,800: Ultrasound of Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s Baby Sold On eBay

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Riding the major media wave resulting from the purchase of William Shatner’s kidney stone, internet casino and marketing innovator GoldenPalace.com followed up with another outrageous purchase, the alleged sonogram picture belonging to the world’s most popular fetus; Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s 5-month-old unborn baby.

FILED UNDER: Entertainment | Pop Culture
 

Millennium Administrators, Inc. Has Been Selected by Brown’s Automotive Group to Provide Stand Alone RX Benefits

HARLEYSVILLE, PA – Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Millennium Administrators, Inc., a pharmacy benefits administrator, has signed a contract with Virginia based Brown Automotive to provide stand alone pharmacy benefit services for over 1000 employees. Millennium is providing a stand-alone pharmacy benefit program, including a custom benefit plan design and administrative services.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Insurance
 

WebInnovex Introduces Enterprise-Class Automatic Online Employee Scheduling and Timesheet Solution on XPunch.com

LONDON, ON – Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WebInnovex Inc. has announced the release of XPunch Enterprise, an online solution for companies that need to fulfill employee timesheet or scheduling needs. After two years of intense development, XPunch Enterprise now takes its place alongside XPunch Personal – a free service provided to individuals that wish to track how they spend their time at work or on activities.

FILED UNDER: Business | Employment and HR
 

Real Estate Insider Destroys Real Estate Industry Myths in New Book

KENT, WA – Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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

MIAMI, FL – Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Banking | Finance
 

Lumen Software adds Student Information System (SIS) Integration to Lumenation ‘Plug-n-Play’ Portals for School Districts

KANSAS CITY, MO – Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lumen Software, a World leader in Web / Browser based Portal Products and Solutions, announced today it has extended its already popular role-based Lumenation Portal environment to include ready-to-use modules and applications against a district’s existing Student Information System (SIS). This, in addition to several new module releases, allows districts to provide managed and appropriate information to administrators, board members, staff, faculty, students and parents / patrons.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

Planning Financial Future is Crucial to Post-Holiday Financial Health

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Taxes and Accounting
 

William Shatner Passes Kidney Stone Off to GoldenPalace.com for $25,000

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Captain’s log. Star date: 011806. William Shatner. Has gone. Where no man has gone before. And sold a part of himself. To online casino. GoldenPalace.com. For $25,000. To benefit. Habitat for Humanity. (Video and Photos available.)

FILED UNDER: Entertainment | Pop Culture
 

Poet Explains How to Wow Your Valentine in 5 Easy Steps

JACKSONVILLE, FL – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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?

Make Your 2006 Resolutions Stick by Enrolling in the Labyrinth, a Unique Learning Experience

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. Stephanie Burns, researcher, author, and motivational speaker today announced her online educational program The Labyrinth designed to help people set, achieve, and maintain their goals in 2006 and beyond.

FILED UNDER: Education and Schools
 

Atreus Systems Recognized as VoIP Provisioning Leader by VoIP Magazine

OTTAWA, ON – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

Frustrated Developer Dad Invents Interactive Incentive Chart

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

Atreus Systems Receives Internet Telephony Magazine’s 2005 ‘Product of the Year’ Award for VoIP Provisioning and Activation

OTTAWA, ON – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atreus Systems(TM), the premier supplier of VoIP and advanced IP service provisioning software, today announced that the editors of Technology Marketing Corporation’s INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) magazine have named Atreus’ IP Service Provisioning software as the recipient of the 2005 Product of the Year Award. The award is made in recognition of Atreus’ continued leadership in addressing the critical service delivery challenges providers face in deploying VoIP and advanced IP services.

FILED UNDER: Technology | Telecom and VoIP
 

New Cognitive Technologies Toolkit Helps Companies Get More Value from Systems

ATLANTA, GA – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cognitive Technologies, providing people-focused project services since 1987, announces the Transition Management Toolkit, a flexible model for realizing the full business value of new systems. The toolkit guides project leaders through a proven process for managing change and helps them avoid common problems while taking advantage of best practices.

FILED UNDER: Business
 

Long Range Systems and Dynamics Direct Bring Email Marketing to Restaurant Industry

LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.