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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.

Sharewell L.P. Successfully Transmits Electro-Magnetic MWD Data through the Highly Resistive Marble Falls Formation in the Barnett Shale

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sharewell L.P. announced that it successfully drilled through the Marble Falls formation in the Barnett Shale in North Texas with its new Electromagnetic Telemetry (EM) MWD. The company’s patented, proprietary EM-MWD system effectively transmitted data on a Barnett Shale horizontal well at a depth of 6,533 feet through 430 feet of the Marble Falls (Lower Pennsylvanian) formation, a high resistivity formation. The Sharewell EM technology decoded quality survey, tool face and gamma ray data at bottom and during connections.

TIC Interests, L.P. announces Nutty News for iPhone

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — TIC Interests, L.P. announces a new application: Nutty News for iPhone. The cost of the new application is 99 cents. With the new iPhone application readers will be able to read all of the bizarre and wacky news on their iPhone wherever they are. Nutty News for iPhone is updated all day everyday with new weird news stories from all over the world. When someone goes to Nutty News for iPhone, they will see all of the recent news story titles listed and a picture relating to the news story.

Highest Performing Metal Pipes for the Oil Patch with New DuraSeal Product says Ken Sachs

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ask anyone who works on the production side of the oil business and they will tell you the key to success in the oil industry is extracting, producing and transporting, says Ken Sachs. The quicker and more cost effective it is the better. They will also tell you that while production costs can be controlled, well flow rates are often at the mercy of corrosion and pipe wear. A new product called DuralSil, made by DuraSeal.

Training Company Makes Sense of Complex Hazardous Waste Regulations

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Lion Technology Inc., a nationally renowned regulatory compliance training firm, will present its three-day workshops on Federal and Texas-specific industrial and hazardous waste management. Workshops will be held in Houston, TX on August 19-21 and in Dallas, TX on August 24-26, 2009.

Pitch Control – Houston Hip-Hop in Focus

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston has always been a hotbed of left-field musical talent, says Pitch Control TV. They have always done things their own way down south, and for that they should be applauded. But what was once the home of alternative country pioneers is now the center of one of the most vibrant and exciting hip hop scenes in the land. And that scene is captured brilliantly on the new DVD from talented filmmaker Ariel Santschi – ‘Pitch Control Mixtape Volume 3.’

HoustonGuitar Releases New Online Guitar Lesson Series

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston Guitar Lessons has released a new streaming video lesson series for beginning and intermediate guitarists, available by monthly subscription. There are over 270 separate practice videos in the lesson series. Greg Varhaug, a professional guitar teacher and the creator of the series, says that the amount of time it takes to master beginner’s guitar is not a matter of weeks or months, but hours. Most people can complete the program with less than 25 hours of actual practice time.

Momentum Transport Makes the Grade with Better Business Bureau

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport, the nation’s premier auto and freight transport provider, recently earned the Better Business Bureau’s highest ranking possible – receiving a grade of A+. After a recent change in the BBB grading system (replacing grades of ‘satisfactory’ or ‘unsatisfactory’ with grades ranging from A+ to F), Momentum received an upgrade from its prior rating of ‘satisfactory.’

Overwhelming Success Out of The Ruins for WhiteFlash

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The results are in! In a contest based on the hit Fox Searchlight Pictures film ‘My Life In Ruins,’ WhiteFlash.com, the internet’s premier online jewelry retailer, found their site flooded with close to 12,000 hopeful winners of a diamond right hand ring.

Memorial Diamonds Deliver Eternal Life

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — From ashes to diamonds: Algordanza, a Switzerland-based company, memorializes deceased loved ones through the creation of innovative memorial diamonds. Algordanza’s memorial diamonds are the result of a finely-tuned process whereby the ashes or hair from a deceased loved one are turned into genuine human diamonds that will last forever.

Practitioners Face $3 Billion Loss to Silent PPOs

HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — SALUS Medical Solutions of Houston, Texas has developed new software technology that promises to quickly uncover unauthorized discounts, detect Silent PPO activity and spotlight undetected re-pricing methods used by insurance companies and third-party payers. The proprietary software, CLOAK2 (Computerized Logistic and Organizational Algorithmic (K)laims (K)alculator), was developed specifically to recover the lost revenue in the closed files from hospitals, clinics and private practitioners.

New Innovative Service to Recruit Healthcare Talent to Meet President Obama’s National Healthcare Initiatives

HOUSTON, Texas, May 26 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelli-Source, LLC, announces key additions to strengthen and elevate level of services provided to the U.S. Healthcare market. During this time of extreme economic uncertainty and sky rocketing unemployment, the old guard of Human Resource Consultants and Executive Search Firms have elected to pare down and wait until the market unveils itself that it is safe to come back out and do business as usual.

DashBook 3.0 Empowers Publishers and Revolutionizes the Industry

HOUSTON, Texas, May 14 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — After a successful year on the market, adding user-friendly product components that dramatically improve front and back office operations for publishers of books and ebooks, today Financial Softworks, LLC, announced the release of DashBook 3.0 – with new features and functions designed to handle sales tracking and complex royalties for the music industry.

Momentum Transport Repeats as BBB Winner of Distinction

HOUSTON, Texas, May 8 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For the second straight year, Momentum Transport — the nation’s premier auto and freight transport provider — has earned the Better Business Bureau’s coveted Winner of Distinction award, presented in recognition of Momentum Transport’s superior commitment to ethics, overall excellence, and quality in the workplace.

Momentum Transport Announces Release of Dealer Transport Management System

HOUSTON, Texas, April 3 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Momentum Transport, the Automobile Industry’s transportation leader, announces the release of the Dealer Transport Management System (DTMS). Momentum’s proprietary online vehicle transportation tracking system both automates and simplifies vehicle transportation – for auto dealers and car carriers alike.

Warren Sapp Chooses WhiteFlash to Help Him Shine During Episode of Dancing With The Stars

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Who says stars don’t need a little help when they want to shine? Warren Sapp, recently retired 13 year veteran defensive tackle for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders and Super Bowl XXXVII Champion, was one of the celebrity dancers on the nail biting seventh season of ABC’s ‘Dancing With The Stars.’

Online Diamond Buying Perfected: WhiteFlash.com Grows Leaps and Bounds Over Competition

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Already known for carrying the largest in-stock inventory of the highest quality branded WhiteFlash ACA ideal and ‘superideal’ Hearts and Arrows diamonds on the internet, WhiteFlash (WhiteFlash.com) announces their acquisition of online diamond e-tailer GemDiamond.com. Along with this groundbreaking acquisition, the appointment of Bryan Boyne as their newest Vice President further increases the unquestionable strength and ever-evolving multiplicity behind the WhiteFlash.com brand.

CheapBooks Inc Gets Cash to College Students

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Textbook price comparison site CheapBooks.com has created a competitive bidding marketplace for repurchasing textbooks from students, extending its cash for textbook options. Students may receive bids from up to 20 retailers who will immediately buy their textbooks back, and even pay for shipping.

Momentum Transport Reports 3rd Quarter Earnings

HOUSTON, Texas, Dec. 2 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston-based transport provider Momentum Transport reports third quarter earning results for fiscal year 2008. Sales for Momentum’s vehicle transport division reported increased revenue for third quarter 2008, up 26-percent from third quarter 2007. Momentum attributes this increase to a surge in net-savvy consumers shopping for vehicles online at the websites of auto sellers and dealerships around the country.

Women with Curves Can Now Get Denim Jeans that Fit Just Right

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 20 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Toombas Jeans & Denim Wear announces this week their new line of no-gap-in-the-waist jeans and other denim clothing, sizes 0-24. Inspired by millions of curvaceous women who have gone unnoticed in the fashion world, the founders of Toombas Jeans & Denim set out to change women’s negative self images by simply stating, ‘Love Your Curves.’

Popping the Question on a Budget is Easier Than Ever with Online Jeweler Whiteflash

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Finding the right person to spend the rest of your life with is hard enough; asking her to marry you should be the easy part. But with a stalled economy making headlines every day, is it possible to find the perfect diamond ring if you’re on a budget? With online jeweler Whiteflash.com, the answer is yes.

In Time for the Holidays, The Chocolate Coin Store Introduces a New Standard for Chocolate Coins

HOUSTON, Texas, Nov. 17 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With over 1.5 million design combinations, the highest quality 100-percent Belgian chocolate and flat-rate 12-cent pricing, forget what you know about the old foiled chocolate coins from your childhood. The Chocolate Coin Store is out to change the opinion of those waxy, gritty Kennedy or Lady Liberty chocolate coins of the past.

Read Magazines and Help to End Regional Hunger this Holiday Season

TOMBALL, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Wouldn’t it be great if reading your favorite magazine helped to end hunger? Well, now that’s possible. Magazines for Meals, a Texas-magazine vendor, announced today that it will donate 40 percent of all magazine order purchases to food banks that service their customers’ local area.

U.S. Manufacturer Stands Behind Quality of Belgian Chocolate Coins Amidst Chinese Melamine Scare

HOUSTON, Texas, Oct. 27 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — With the recent news reports of melamine-tainted chocolate coins coming out of China, there has been some public question regarding the safety of chocolate coins sold in the United States. Images in Chocolate, LLC, a 15-year-old Houston, TX-based chocolate manufacturer marketing their chocolate coins online spoke about the recent scare.

New Survey Provides Insights from Users of Over 80 Restaurant Point of Sale Systems

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 30 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — RestaurantOwner.com, a membership website for independent restaurant operators, has released, on their website, the results of a detailed survey of their members’ experiences with their current point of sale systems. Over 1,100 individual independent operators participated and provided detailed feedback on over 80 different POS systems.

2008 MTV Video Music Awards Gets Rocked by WhiteFlash

HOUSTON, Texas, Sept. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Strutting down the red carpet at this year’s MTV Video Music Award show on September 7th was a bevy of beautiful gems – on some beautiful gems. WhiteFlash.com, the premier online purveyor of fine diamond jewelry, took its place as one of the most sought after jewelry brands of the evening by claiming the hearts and hands of Hollywood’s most trendsetting young ladies.