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Rock the Vote: Engagement Ring Say Yes Facebook Contest

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the momentum and rhetoric starting to build for the looming 2012 national elections, Whiteflash, leading retailer of ideal diamonds and fine jewelry, has decided to host their own democratic election. By casting your vote between two top engagement rings in their collection, you will be entered to win one for yourself.

Social Networking Site Appoints Seasoned Executive as new Director

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Active Empty Nesters, a website aimed directly at helping baby-boomers lead an active and productive life, is proud to announce the appointment of Patti Stevens-Lovell as the new Director of Member Services for our rapidly expanding social networking website.

Houston Teen Rapper Baby Jay Headlines the ‘Fort Hood Teen Back to School Bash and Carnival’ on Aug. 19

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Roland Entertainment announced today that teen rapper Baby Jay has been invited for a second time to perform at Fort Hood for their ‘Teen Back to School Bash and Carnival’ per recommendation from the Grammy organization Texas Chapter. The event is presented by The U.S. Army Child, Youth and School Services in partnership with The USO. Baby Jay will headline the event for teens from the Fort Hood community.

Austin Leather Furniture Store Expands to Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Town and Country Leather announces the opening of their second retail leather furniture store in Houston Texas, located in the heart of the Galleria district at 1749 Post Oak Blvd., at the corner of San Felipe in the Post Oak Plaza shopping center, next to other prominent furniture stores.

Whiteflash Promo ‘FRIENDS ARE LIKE DIAMONDS’ Creates Excitement

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Utilizing the allure of their signature A CUT ABOVE(R) Super Ideal Diamond brand, the ongoing Whiteflash FRIENDS ARE LIKE DIAMONDS promotion on Facebook is connecting new friends and spreading the love of ideal diamonds. A trio of dazzling diamond jewelry pieces is being given away in the process!

Another First for Brian Gavin Diamonds with New Android App

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After releasing a mobile app on the iPhone, iPod and iPad, Brian Gavin Diamonds has set its sights on expanding its mobile horizons even further. Due to popular demand, Brian Gavin Diamonds is the first online diamond and jewelry company to bring a mobile app to the Android market.

Free Social Networking site helps Baby-Boomer Golfers Locate Extra Players

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Golfers in the Houston Metro area have a new tool at their disposal to help them track down additional players, thanks to Active Empty Nesters, a new social networking site aimed at helping Baby Boomers lead an active lifestyle.

Whiteflash breaks into Top 500 E-Commerce Websites

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc. announced today that it has officially broken into the Top 500 e-commerce sites compiled each year by Internet Retailer Magazine. Coming in at number 489 in the highly anticipated annual review for 2011/2012, Whiteflash continues to distinguish itself among the millions of websites and the billions of pages on the internet with an award winning website dedicated to ideal diamonds and fine bridal jewelry.

Whiteflash Receives 2011 Better Business Bureau ‘Winner of Distinction’ Award

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the sixth consecutive year Whiteflash, Inc. has received the ‘Winner of Distinction’ award from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). The honor recognizes the commitment to integrity and top quality customer care that are the foundations of the Whiteflash mission and company culture.

Whiteflash Makes Your Friends A CUT ABOVE

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In an online promotion running from April 15th through July 15th, 2011, Whiteflash is asking their avid followers and loyal customers to become friends and win BIG glittery prizes by ‘friending’ them through the brand’s popular Facebook page.

Sharewell L.P. Successfully Deploys Electro-Trac EM System to a Total Depth of 13,000-feet in the Dakota Formation of the Rocky Mountains

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell Energy Services, a division of Sharewell L.P., announced today that it just completed the drilling of a well in the Rocky Mountain area with its proprietary Electro-Magnetic Measurement While Drilling System (EM MWD) (Electro-Trac™) to a depth in excess of thirteen thousand feet (13,000 feet). This is a record depth for Sharewell’s state-of-the-art EM MWD technology.

New Whiteflash Bauble is Simply ‘Bella’

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lost in translation; definitely not. No matter what language, the outcome is the same; Whiteflash, the go-to destination on the web for superior quality diamonds, has unveiled yet another spectacular design that can only be summed up in one word – simply ‘Bella.’

ABC Welcomes Frisbee – the Bed Bug Detection Dog!

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Great News Houston! ABC Home and Commercial Services now has the latest and greatest for early warning detection of bed bugs. It is a bed bug detection canine named Frisbee.

Attorneys for Michael Baisden, Daryl K. Washington and Aubrey Pittman, Announce Jury Issues Mixed Verdict in Copyright Infringement Case

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Michael Baisden’s attorneys, Daryl K. Washington and Aubrey ‘Nick’ Pittman, announced on Monday, a jury in Houston Federal Court reached a verdict in the copyright lawsuit filed by nationally syndicated radio and TV personality Michael Baisden. The mixed verdict allows for the return of Baisden’s copyrighted rights and allows the best-selling author to proceed with upcoming movie and television projects.

Whiteflash Inc. Achieves Certification for ISO 9001:2008

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash Inc., retailer of Ideal Cut Diamonds and Fine Jewelry, announced today that it has just been officially awarded certification for the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System by SGS. It is believed that Whiteflash is the only jewelry company to have achieved this prestigious distinction.

Brian Gavin Diamonds Launches iPhone Application to Enhance Shoppers’ Diamond Engagement Ring, Loose Diamond and Jewelry Shopping Experience

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brian Gavin, a fifth generation diamond cutter and expert who literally grew up amongst diamonds and worked in his family’s diamond factory in South Africa, proudly announces the release of a mobile device application (app) that intimately connects mobile users with Brian Gavin Diamonds.

Whiteflash.com Calls Upon Leon Mege to Craft New Lotus Collection

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash, the leading online diamond marketplace, has collaborated with well known designer Leon Mege to create their newly launched Lotus Collection. Already known for their exacting quality, superior A Cut Above® Super Ideal Cut Hearts and Arrows diamonds, coupled with their unmatched focus on customer service, the brand now has yet another line which exemplifies why they are such a shopping destination for today’s savvy brides and grooms.

11th Anniversary Translates Into Big Savings for Whiteflash Customers

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — What’s the best way to celebrate entering your eleventh year of successfully delivering the finest quality, and most comprehensive selection of spectacular diamonds on the Internet. Whiteflash has decided to pour on the good karma and pass on the savings with their exclusive 11th Heaven Promotion.

Brian Gavin Diamonds Launches ‘Diamonds in Your FACEbook Sweepstakes’ – Facebook Fans can Win Diamond Pin or Grand Prize Diamond Pendant

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brian Gavin Diamonds announced today the launch of its ‘Diamonds in Your FACEbook Sweepstakes’ as part of its ongoing efforts to embrace social networking and reach out to new friends, current customers and fans online through social media.

Veteran Programmer Launches CryptoFD for Flash Drive and Memory Device Protection

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Hodson’s Software, LLC this week announced the launch of a brand new product – CryptoFD – designed to protect files on flash memory devices such as flash drives, SD cards, Micro-SD cards, compact flash cards and memory sticks. ‘There is no longer a need to limit use to expensive, protected USB flash drives,’ says Howard Hodson, software developer.

Sharewell L.P. Completes the Purchase of its Electro-Trac EM Technology from E-Spectrum Technologies, Inc.

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell L.P. is pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of the patented, proprietary EM MWD technology jointly developed pursuant to an exclusive license agreement between E-Spectrum Technologies and Sharewell L.P. This unique technology was initially developed by E-Spectrum in cooperation with the Department of Energy.

First Houston Flamenco Festival

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In keeping with its mission to teach, preserve and promote Flamenco in its most authentic form, Del Espadin Flamenco and Spanish Dance Academy is proud to present Houston’s very first Flamenco Festival. From Thursday, October 28th, to Sunday, October 31st, Houston flamenco lovers and students will have the opportunity to experience first-hand all the passion and excitement of true ‘flamenco puro.’

Belly Dance Workshop with Suhaila Salimpour

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Soraya’s School of Belly Dance will host a workshop taught by internationally acclaimed belly dancer Suhaila Salimpour on Saturday, October 9 and Sunday, October 10, 2010. Ms. Salimpour is a well-known performer, teacher and choreographer of belly dance.

Whiteflash.com Offers Red Hot Fall Promotion

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Online jewelry retailer Whiteflash Inc. offers customers a complimentary pair of platinum and diamond stud earrings with the purchase of award-winning ‘Jennifer’ platinum and diamond engagement ring from Designs by Vatche.

Bank Repossessions Hit Record High

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Foreclosure-Support, a market-leading source of foreclosed home listings and foreclosure market analysis, reported today that bank repossessions during the second quarter of 2010 topped out at 269,962 properties, the highest ever quarterly total since the foreclosure crisis began. The figure was up 5 percent from the previous quarter, and 38 percent from the second quarter of 2009.

Expert Diamond Cutter, Brian Gavin, Speaks on Hearts and Arrows Diamond Grading System at American Society of Appraisers International Conference

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brian Gavin, fifth generation diamond cutter and creator of his internationally renowned Signature Hearts and Arrows ‘super ideal’ diamond brand, was a featured speaker at the ASA International Conference Gems and Jewelry Program in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 26-28, at the J.W. Marriott Resort and Spa. Gavin detailed the development of his Hearts and Arrows Grading System and the strict parameters he enforces to ensure true, symmetrical hearts and arrows patterning.

Whiteflash.com Searches for a Diamond in the Rough with New Design Competition

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Not only known for their prestigious selection of ‘A Cut Above’ (ACA) branded diamonds, Whiteflash.com, one of the most comprehensive and user-friendly online marketplace for fine diamonds and diamond jewelry, also has a robust custom design option. To celebrate Whiteflash’s 10th Anniversary and showcase their meticulous custom design work, they have partnered with online bridal portal RecycledBride to create the Design and Win Your Wedding Bands Contest.

Meet Annual Hazardous Waste Training Mandates at Two Day Workshop

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Technology Inc., a nationally recognized regulatory compliance training firm, will present its two-day Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management workshop series during the month of July and August. The course is designed for compliance professionals who must be trained annually under the RCRA hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in Little Rock, AR on August 9-10; Tulsa, OK on August 12-13; Houston, TX on August 18-19; and Dallas, TX on August 23-24, 2010.

Local Chef lobbies the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

PLANO, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — June 10 will be a day of activities on Capitol Hill organized by the Food Action Research Center and other partner organizations such as Share Our Strength. The goal is to highlight the importance of fighting childhood hunger in America. Chef Ash Sengson of Please Enjoy Personal Chef and Catering Services from Plano, TX will lobby members of Congress to discuss the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill.

‘My Blankee,’ a Favorite Baby Blanket of Hollywood Stars, is Now Available at BrianGavinDiamonds.com

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brian Gavin announced this week, that through a special arrangement, he will offer ‘My Blankee,’ the popular baby blanket of the stars, on his Web site. The Brian Gavin Signature orange-colored My Blankee will be given as a special complimentary gift to all customers who make a new mother’s gift, or push present purchase of $1,000 or more from Brian Gavin Diamonds.

Momentum Wins BBB Award for Third Consecutive Year

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport – Momentum Freight, the nation’s premier auto and freight transport provider, has once again garnered the Better Business Bureau’s coveted Winner of Distinction award. This marks the third straight year (2008, 2009, and 2010) that Momentum has received this honor. The Winner of Distinction award recognizes companies who demonstrate a consistent commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality in the workplace.

2010 Mothers Day Diamond Giveaway

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Selecting a Mother’s Day gift can be a very tough job as it is not always easy to find a gift that is special and unique, and really conveys the depth of your appreciation for that special Mother in your life. But why buy something when you can win it from Whiteflash.com and Stylit.TV for free? Win big for the very special mama in your life.

Watch Out Mother Nature! Whiteflash.com Debuts Their New ‘Lotus’ Design

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Spring has officially sprung! Paying homage to the season of rebirth, a collaborative effort, exclusively for Whiteflash.com by craftsman Leon Mege, has sprung the refreshingly new ‘Lotus’ ring design. This intricately faceted design perfectly reflects Whiteflash’s obsessive focus on craftsmanship and detail galore.

Diamond Expert Brian Gavin Launches Engaging State-of-the-Art Web Site and a More Personalized Diamond Buying Experience

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Brian Gavin, fifth generation diamond cutter and creator of his internationally renowned Signature Hearts and Arrows diamond brand, has launched a new state-of-the-art and visually exciting Web site that offers diamond buyers the perfect balance between a highly personalized shopping experience and an extensive selection of quality original and custom jewelry designs.

Muscle Mechanics Promotes Positive Health in Negative Economic Environment

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The current state of the economy continues to be on the minds of many. And, while the primary focus is on the financial bottom line, an even more worrisome impact of a poor economy is poor health. Muscle Mechanics works to alleviate some contributing stressors. Today, people are faced with some of life’s toughest challenges.

Sharewell L.P. Continues to Successfully Deploy its Electro-Trac EM system in Unconventional Basins in the Continental United States

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell L.P. announced that it continues to successfully deploy its Electro-Trac EM system in major producing unconventional basins. The Company’s patented, proprietary EM-MWD system has now been successfully deployed in the Rocky Mountains, Barnett Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Haynesville Shale, and New Albany Shale. The Company’s next challenge will be a test in the Eagleford Shale which should occur in the next two weeks.

Hazmat Shippers Learn Latest DOT, IATA and IMDG Rules at Lion Technology Workshop

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have stepped up enforcement to reduce undeclared and illegal hazmat shipments via airline, truck, rail, and ship, says Lion Technology. Undeclared shipments of hazardous materials are predominately aerosols and flammable liquids, as well as batteries, fireworks, dry ice, perfume products, and cigarette lighters.

Momentum Transport Moves 239 Cars for Private Collector – Vintage Cars Offered through Leake Auction

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — G&G Vintage and Classic Cars commissions Momentum Transport to move 239 classic vehicles to the Leake Auto Auction for an unnamed private collector. The auction – presented in joint partnership by Leake Auto Auction of Tulsa and Coys of London – showcased an incredible collection of classic cars.

Houston’s DJ Screw, Big Moe, HAWK, and Pimp C honored in new DVD from Pitch Control TV

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — DJ Screw, HAWK, Big Moe, and Pimp C’s influence on the sound and culture of Houston, TX is immeasurable. Aside from Rap-A-Lot Records, the Screwed Up Click and Underground Kingz are entirely responsible for crafting Texas’ distinct musical identity. Pitch Control TV is honoring H-Town’s Fallen Soldiers in Volume 3 of its Mixtape DVD Series, which is being released today. The project includes video tributes and prized moments with the artists prior to their passing.

Pitch Control TV – Mixtape DVD Vol. 3 in Stores September 29th!

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From the 3rd Coast to the East Coast and now nestled back home in the South, Pitch Control TV Mixtape DVD series traveled to the East Coast to be recognized as a part of Country Rap Tunes: The 3rd Coast/Dirty South Film Festival held in Harlem, premiering PCTV’s Mixtape DVD Volume III, which will be released and in stores Tuesday, September 29th.