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Star Jones Voted Most Annoying Celebrity of the Year, So Says You – Beyonce Knowles Voted Least

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Jan. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Who better to ask than You, Time Magazine’s Person of the Year? AmIAnnoying.com, the site that gives a voice to thousands of visitors daily, and millions per year, has released its sixth annual list of the Most and Least Annoying Celebrities of 2006. Throughout the year, visitors browsed and voted on over 19,500 famous celebrities and groups, sharing their opinions on who they found annoying and not annoying.

FILED UNDER: Entertainment | Pop Culture
 

New Online Community Pays Artists for Original Work and Networks New Talent

BALTIMORE, Md. – Jan. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On January 1, 2007, Artistic Pursuit, LLC (Artistic Pursuit) of Brunswick, Md. launched a new and innovative Web site – artisticpursuit.com – an online community which pays artists for their original work such as unpublished videos, music, images, literature and games, and also allows fans to discover new artistic talents.

Eye Doctors Urge Exams During Glaucoma Awareness Month

NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Jan. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In honor of Glaucoma Awareness Month, Highland Ophthalmology Associates, in Newburgh, NY, will be offering free Glaucoma Screenings on Saturday, January 13, 2007. Highland Ophthalmology Associates encourages anyone at risk to please participate in their Glaucoma Awareness Program.

Creating a New Generation of American Ingenuity

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. – Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Alan Rothschild is passionate about patent models, the miniature scale pieces that were once a requirement for any inventor seeking a patent. His love for these historically significant relics is so strong that he transformed the lakefront home that he shares with his wife, Ann, and their dog, Moxie, in this upstate New York village into a museum.

FILED UNDER: General Editorial
 

Sinclair Johnson of Virginia Beach to be Awarded 2006 Virginia Businessman of the Year Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — NRCC Chairman Tom Reynolds and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) announced today that Sinclair Johnson has been chosen as a 2006 Virginia Businessman of the Year.

FILED UNDER: Awards and Honors | Business
 

Java Juice Donates Perfect Stocking Stuffer for Soldiers

VENICE, Calif. – Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The liquid-coffee extract buzz has caught on with U.S. troops, and local owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Karno, are helping the military squeeze the most out of their budget during these holidays by donating thousands of packets of their Java Juice(R) to all our well-deserving soldiers. Information Available Online at: javajuiceextract.com.

Flint Michigan Stars on YouTube

FLINT, Mich. – Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — FlintTalk.com, Flint, Michigan’s growing public discussion forum, announces the 2006 ‘Laundry Room Year-End Special’ hosted by ‘Larry & John.’ The show will be directed by Shawn Chittle of New York-based production company Roscoe Van Zandt Films, and will be assisted by Steve Myers, a producer at The Laundry Room and founder of Flinttalk.com.

Chef Todd Downs and His Amazing Holiday Cheeses featured on TV Show Designing Spaces

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dec. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ready to add a little flair to your holiday dishes? Then you shouldn’t miss the special episode of ‘Designing Spaces for the Holidays.’ The hit Quorum Productions television program will feature Chef Todd Downs preparing unique Holiday dishes with Brie and Rondele cheeses.

FILED UNDER: Food and Beverage
 

Fire Safety Experts from The Hartford featured on TV Show Designing Spaces

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dec. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Is your family educated on prevention, detection, and evacuation of home fires? Then you shouldn’t miss the special episode of ‘Designing Spaces for the Holidays.’ The hit Quorum Productions television program will feature Cindy Hellyar and Kristine Azar, homeowner insurance experts, who will inform viewers on how they can get Fire Sense.

QuicKutz Inventor Natasha Hixon featured on TV Show: Designing Spaces Special Holiday Edition

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Dec. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wondering how you can catch the Scrapbooking wave? Then you shouldn’t miss the special episode of ‘Designing Spaces for the Holidays.’ The hit Quorum Productions television program will feature Natasha Hixon, a scrapbooker who invented a tool aimed at making the popular craft easier and more fun.

FILED UNDER: Entertainment | Television
 

Fortune 500 Relies on Platinum for Luxury and Affordability in Planning Holiday Travel

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Dec. 21 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Wall Street, some of the world’s most-respected business people can throw their car keys over their shoulder when it comes to getting to their holiday party safely and in style; The Platinum Car Corporation, the luxury division of the Corporate Transportation Group, Ltd. (CTG) has been hired to make sure it happens.

FILED UNDER: Transportation
 

DermHair Clinic Provides New Hope and Applies New Technique for Baldness

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DermHair Clinic, a division of FineTouch Dermatology, Inc., located in Redondo Beach, Calif., offers a unique hair-restoration procedure called ‘Body Hair Transplantation’ (BHT) where body hair is transplanted to balding areas on the head. Dr. Umar, a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, reports that he routinely performs hair transplantation procedures that combine head and body hair.

Taylor Hicks Heads 2006 Ten Best-Mannered List – Britney Spears Named Most Ill-Mannered

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Dec. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Taylor Hicks, American Idol winner who was commended for being a role model to young people, heads the list of the ‘Ten Best-Mannered People of 2006,’ as named by the National League of Junior Cotillions, an etiquette and social training program that involves thousands of young people in the United States.

ITM Software Ships ITM Business Suite 3.0

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Dec. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ITM Software, provider of the only integrated business management solution designed specifically for the CIO and IT organization, today announced the general availability of the ITM Business Suite 3.0. Initially released in October, version 3.0 is now widely available and being deployed across the ITM customer base.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

Incredible Discoveries Receives Rave Reviews at ERA Show

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Dec. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The kudos are still coming in from Incredible Discoveries’ recent appearance at the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) show in Las Vegas. During the show and in following weeks, Incredible Discoveries has received amazing responses from their vendors who were extremely impressed by the new innovations in hardware, technology and personal hygiene that ID will soon be introducing.

Black and Decker Infrawave Speed Oven Named in Wired Magazine ‘One of the Best Gadgets and Gizmos on the Planet 2007’

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Black & Decker Infrawave Speed Oven, one of Incredible Discoveries’ Infomercial successes is being touted by Wired magazine in their, ‘Best Gadgets and Gizmo’s on the Planet 2007’ issue. This highly anticipated edition which recently hit newsstands rated the Black & Decker Infrawave Speed Oven as, ‘Nearly flawless – buy it now.’

Author Ray Bates Introduces First Book in New Series of Police Procedurals

PORTLAND, Ore. – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ray Bates Mysteries is home to the 43-year old Bureau veteran, Detective Sgt. John Quincy Bowers, who works the Portland homicide scene and is considered a new-age misfit by his peers; ‘Blue Butterfly’ (ISBN: 1425941362) is the first in a series featuring Bowers.

Public Ethernet Services Poised for Growth Spurt in 2007, says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The US public Ethernet services market is expected to grow from $940 million in 2006 to over $5 billion in 2012, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. With metro-area Ethernet services now available from virtually all major data service providers and wide-area Ethernet about to get a shot in the arm from the dominant carriers, the market is poised to take off.

FILED UNDER: Business | Reports and Studies
 

Enviromax Introduces a Stimulating Breakthrough in Prostate Massage and Traditional Therapy Alternative

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Prostate Cradle External Massager, developed by Enviromax, based in Eagle River, Alaska, has been selling on the Internet since last March and the company is struggling to keep up with orders. ‘I developed the Prostate Cradle out of necessity to help successfully deal with my enlarged prostate,” Adam McVay, of Enviromax, said. “The response has been overwhelmingly positive.’

Congress Supports Long Term Care Through Expanded Health Savings Accounts

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Before adjourning on the 9th, Congress passed the Tax Relief and Health Care Act (H.R. 6111), which expands the sources and amounts that may be contributed to Health Savings Accounts (HSA’s). This is good news for those seeking long term care protection but unsure how to finance it, according to LTC Financial Partners, the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance brokerage.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Taxes and Accounting
 

TeamF1 Partners with EdgeSoft, Promate, Celestial; Expands Sales Presence in Asia Pacific

FREMONT, Calif. – Dec. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software solutions for wired and wireless applications, expanded its sales presence in Korea, Taiwan and India by signing agreements with leading resellers in these markets.

MyAdTV Delivers ‘One Click Turnkey’ Digital Advertising Solution

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Dec. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MyAdTV, Inc., a software service provider dedicated to bringing digital signage solutions to the masses, today announces the release of the ‘One Click Turnkey’ digital advertising solution. MyAdTV provides a complete web based solution to in-store advertising and on-location ad sales.

Corporate Transportation Group Launches New Service that Gets Clients to Destinations on Time and in Style

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Just in time for the holiday season, The Corporate Transportation Group, Ltd, (CTG), is excited to announce a bigger than ever fleet and expanded service to offer relief to busy shoppers and executives. CTG is a privately-held corporation that provides ground transportation services and travel-related solutions encompassing 450 cities, worldwide, to business and leisure travelers.

NeverCheckIt Offers Easy Travel Kits to Help Travelers Carry-On

BOTHELL, Wash., Dec. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Victor Cox, CEO of Never Check It, has formed a strategic partnership with Barclay Crocker Inc, a leading specialty formulated skin care Products Company to offer Easy Travel Kits. (ARCHIVAL)

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

In ‘Breaking the Antichrist Code: The Blueprint of Deception’ author Eric W. B. vonAnderseck, ThD, DD Breaks Open a 6,000 Year Code

PORT HURON, Mich. – Dec. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the world reeling toward the apocalypse and the advent of the Antichrist man, a 6,000 year old code has been broken by Dr. Eric vonAnderseck, of Second 8th Week Ministries, Inc., giving humanity an unprecedented inside view of how the Antichrist’s rule will be tied to the Antichrist spirit and Antichrist system, now at work in every level of mankind’s existence, even inside the church.

MacHeist Pledges $100,000 to Charity by Selling Award-Winning Mac Applications

BOSTON, Mass. – Dec. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MacHeist LLC will donate a minimum of $100,000 to charity from sales of a software bundle featuring award-winning Mac OS X applications. Touting this week as ‘The Week of the Independent Mac Developer,’ MacHeist began selling a software bundle of some of the hottest apps for OS X on Monday in the hopes of increasing the profile of the Mac shareware development community as well as raising $100,000 for charity before the holiday season.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

Sunshine State News Heats up with ‘Covering Florida’

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dec. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new online blog ‘Covering Florida’ will focus on news, commentary and features written by journalist Kay B. Day about the fourth largest state in the nation. Day says a central news forum for information about elections, crime, and neighborhoods in Florida will give a more unified impression of a state that is often viewed as fragmented because of politics.

Free Indeed Ministries, Inc. Releases Cult Security Alert for State of Florida

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dec. 15 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Free Indeed Ministries, Inc., a non-profit trauma organization specializing in helping adult victims of childhood trauma and organized cult activity, has released an alert about an underground cult of extremist activity that is underway in Florida, specifically the Jacksonville area.

FILED UNDER: NonProfit and Charities
 

Wildfire Moves Corporate and Manufacturing Headquarters to New State-of-the-Art Facility

TORRANCE, Calif. – Dec. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wildfire, Inc., the industry leader in providing UV effects solutions and creative ideas through sales and rentals of its proprietary line of high intensity black light fixtures, fluorescent paints & other expendable products, today announced the move of its corporate offices and manufacturing facility to a new headquarters located at 2908 Oregon Court, Suite GI, Torrance, CA 90503.

Dynamic Range for Scanners Brought to Peak Level with SilverFast 6.5

KIEL, Germany – Dec. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — LaserSoft Imaging’s SilverFast, the world standard in scanning software, has now taken a quantum leap in the evolution of genuine High Dynamic Range Imaging. This new function in SilverFast version 6.5 utilizes varying exposures of each scan. This dramatically increases dynamic range, allowing even the most subtle nuances in both shadow and highlight areas to be recognized and enhanced.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

CheapBooks(TM) Finds Word-of-Mouth Advertising Proves Successful

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A survey conducted by CheapBooks(TM) to find out how people learned of their business shows that the best form of advertising is word-of-mouth; 37 percent of respondents selected word-of-mouth advertising as how they heard about CheapBooks.

MacHeist Raises $50,000 for Charity; $100,000 in Sight

BOSTON, Mass. – Dec. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Touting this week as ‘The Week of the Independent Mac Developer,’ MacHeist began selling a software bundle of some of the hottest apps for OS X on Monday in the hopes of increasing the profile of the Mac shareware development community as well as raising $100,000 for charity before the holiday season.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

Shift Deploys Atreus IP Service Provisioning Solution for Self-Service Business VoIP Launch

OTTAWA, Canada – Dec. 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Atreus Systems(TM), the leading supplier of provisioning software for VoIP, IP service bundles, and IMS offerings, today announced that Shift Networks (TSX VENTURE: SHF), the leading provider of Voice over IP (VoIP) services to the Canadian small and medium business market, has successfully deployed Atreus’ solution in twelve days to automate the provisioning and management of its business VoIP service.

FILED UNDER: Technology | Telecom and VoIP
 

KIC Products Revolutionizes Removal of Damaging Electrostatic Discharge Plaguing Card Readers and POS Terminals

AUBURN, Maine – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — KIC Products Waffletechnology engineers in cooperation with NCR have created a product to protect Magnetic stripe readers from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) that can cause MSR failures and system lockups. ESD issues are more common in low humidity environments when customers use the new Debit/Credit cards with holographic images.

FILED UNDER: Electronics | Technology
 

Agents Keep Flocking to LTC Financial Partners, the Fast-Growing Long Term Care Insurance Brokerage; 239 Have Joined So Far

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — As 77 million soon-to-retire baby boomers promise to explode the long term care industry, one company is exploding already: LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation’s most experienced long term care insurance brokerage. The firm has grown from 85 agents two years ago to 239 today, an impressive 281% increase.

FILED UNDER: Finance | Insurance
 

New Book Shares Tips for Raising a Happy and Healthy Shelter-Adopted Dog or Puppy

SANDPOINT, Idaho – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new book from Logical Expressions, Inc. aims to help new, adoptive-dog owners get off on the right ‘paw.’ ‘Happy Hound: Develop a Great Relationship with Your Adopted Dog or Puppy’ (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-2-6; LCCN-2006909898) tells new owners what they need to know to raise a wonderful family pet.

Authernative Granted Patent in China for Private and Secure Financial Transactions Method

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Authernative, Inc., the developer of innovative user and transaction authentication and identity management technologies, announced today that the People’s Republic of China Patent Office has granted the company its patent for a private and secure financial transactions method.

Google Audio Ads Voices Available at Voices.com

TORONTO, Canada – Dec. 13 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the audio experts at Voices.com, the voice marketplace, Americans new to advertising on the radio are buying broadcast radio commercial slots for the first time via Google’s Audio Ads beta testing program. Agencies who used to go through talent agents are already making the transition to finding talent at online marketplaces due greatly in part because of an enormous push and subsequent validation of the market by Google(TM).

Dreams of Africa – Diamonds for Life: Not Blood

HOUSTON, Texas – Dec. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The movie ‘Blood Diamond’ opened last week, shocking holiday shoppers with explicit violence. Set amidst chaos and civil war in 1990s Africa, it will raise questions about diamonds being purchased this holiday season. One Texas company has answers. Whiteflash.com, an Internet boutique specializing in top quality diamonds, has established a program called Dreams of Africa, where 100 percent of the profit from sales of a conflict-free line of jewelry is going to help victims of conflict diamonds.

SaberData, Ltd. Rolls Out PC Personality Clone PC Migration Product

AUSTIN, Texas – Dec. 12 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SaberData, Ltd., an emerging provider of PC migration solutions, announced PC Personality Clone, a new product designed to allow consumers and small business owners to easily migrate application data, settings, and more from one PC to another. Consumers face the hassle of transferring data from an old computer when a new one is purchased. The process of securely and efficiently transferring information can be problematic and the procedures complex.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology