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Spinning Straw Into Homes: Necessity Housing to Build Ten ‘Straw Panel’ Residences in Sri Lanka

LOS ANGELES, CA /Send2Press Newswire/ — Necessity Housing, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing economically and environmentally sustainable housing in developing areas around the globe, recently received land and donations adding up to $50,000 for construction of a ten home village in Sri Lanka. The homes will be built out of materials made from straw, an abundant, annually renewable material.

FILED UNDER: NonProfit and Charities
 

Global Resource Alliance Will Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro to Raise Money for Tanzanian’s AIDS Orphans

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.

FILED UNDER: NonProfit and Charities
 

New Online Clearinghouse Provides Firearms Industry With a Wholesale Marketplace

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.

Market Recognizing Value of Cash Now…/Corrected/

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.

FILED UNDER: Business | Public Companies
 

ExcelliPrint Brings Established Printing Expertise to IPDS(TM)

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.

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

1-800-SKI VAIL Wins Trademark Lawsuit Against Vail Associates

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.

Attend the Auto Shows, See Cars, Watch People

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.

GroupTravelPlanet.com Signs Partnership Deal with SideStep

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.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

Management Dynamics Acquires BridgePoint

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.

MusicOnHold.com Debuts to Connect Buyers of Caller-On-Hold Content and Hardware with a Network of Trusted Suppliers and Agencies

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.

Dallas Judge Agrees with Lance Armstrong in Legal Case announced by 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.

FILED UNDER: Legal and Law
 

Companies Too Catch Flu, and Wrong Cure Can Be Lethal, EraNova Institute Says

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.

FILED UNDER: Business | Employment and HR
 

Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2004

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.

FILED UNDER: Travel and Tourism
 

Tribes Share Wisdom To Prevent Natural Disasters

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.

Images of Nature(R) Announces Donation Efforts for Tsunami Relief

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.

New Software Ensures Teachers Consistently Create Exceptional Questions that Invoke a Full-Spectrum of Cognition!

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).

FILED UNDER: Software | Technology
 

Help for Garage Builders

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.

‘Binladin: Where is Your Support for Your Muslim Brothers Now?’ Encourages Californian owning former Binladin Family Website

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.

FILED UNDER: Entertainment | Offbeat
 

Dialpad Launches Unlimited Calling to the U.S. and Canada for $11.99 Per Month: DialpadUSA

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.

FILED UNDER: Technology | Telecom and VoIP
 

The Greatest Thing to Happen to the Remote Control Since Infrared!

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).

FILED UNDER: Electronics | Technology
 

SYNC Technologies Declares 2004 Project a Success – Completes Customer Service System for Detroit Water & Sewerage Dept.

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.

FILED UNDER: Technology
 

NYU Center for Publishing and ForeWord Magazine Plan Independent Publishing Survey

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.

Industry Magazine Announces Launch of Boston Edition in February, 2005

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.

ArtMolds Announces First Annual Life Casting Awards for Artistic Achievement in the Service of Humanity

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.

Teen Entrepreneur Grants Teachers’ Wish Lists

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.

FILED UNDER: Education and Schools
 

Napatech Announces Multi-Gigabit Programmable Traffic Analyzer NIC

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.

FILED UNDER: Technology
 

Nutraceutical Leader Sterling Grant Laboratories Launches Nicotine Free NicCess Lozenges

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.

FILED UNDER: Fitness
 

Dialpad(R) Lowers Rates to Most Destinations

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%.

FILED UNDER: Technology | Telecom and VoIP
 

American Health Partners Chosen to Launch Thyroid Disease Rapid Detection Device Approved by FDA

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.

FILED UNDER: Business | Product Launches
 

Visual Frontier Announces New Contract to Supply HDD Storage Products to MRT Communication

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.

FILED UNDER: Business | Public Companies