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Celebrity models Traci Bingham and Joanna Krupa have joined forces with Mario Magro Kiss for a cause Foundation (KFAC) for an online auction of “Dinner and a Kiss,” which will run from Jul. 23 – Aug. 6. In the spirit of kissing, eager bidders will have a chance to win dinner and a kiss on the cheek from the supermodel of their choice, Traci Bingham or Joanna Krupa. The lucky winners will also receive a collectible item to take back with them: a Crystal Pane kissed and signed by their respective lady. The online auction, hosted by Charity Folks, will support Mario Magro Kiss for a cause Foundation in their efforts to provide assistance to orphanages and abandoned children throughout the world.
Today oDesk (www.oDesk.com), an online marketplace that helps companies hire, manage and pay remote workers around the world, announced a new billing and payment center that w 2d97 ill make managing remote work relationships easier than ever.oDesk LogoThrough the integration with oDesk Team – oDesk’s suite of remote work collaboration tools – the new payment center offers employers complete visibility into their remote labor costs and the work performed by their team members: they can view past invoices that link directly to a visual log of hours worked, and track upcoming payment estimates as hours are billed. Service providers are now able to choose from multiple payment options – wire transfer, direct deposit, Moneybookers or the oDesk Debit MasterCard® – and can withdraw earnings as funds are deposited into their accounts.
To support World Usability Day on November 8, 2007, Exclusive Concepts, Inc., an online marketing firm known for expertise in driving sales, has created a Community Blog for the World Usability Day Website that will foster collaboration and sharing of resources for the global participants in the event.errorThe Community Blog is based on an Exclusive Concepts offering called Speak up!™ – an innovative communications platform that captures multiple voices from an organization to create a rich conversation with both internal and external constituencies. The World Usability Day Community Blog will allow participants to share resources, post articles, submit comments, and participate in the global conversation surrounding usability and health.
Orlando Sentinel Communications in beautiful Orlando, FL recognizes the importance of reaching the local Orange and Volusia County communities. The Orange and Volusia local communities and visitors are growing rapidly and the need for trustworthy local content is in high demand.”People in the Central Florida area have told us that they want a source for local news, local events and businesses that are right down the block. The Forum also allows people that live in these counties the opportunity to contribute to their local paper inside the print and online versions,” commented Dustin DeTorres, Forum Manager of the Orlando Sentinel.
Tauck World Discovery has unveiled its 2009 collection of unique escorted “Tauck at Sea” cruise itineraries in the Mediterranean, Aegean, Black Sea, Baltic, South Pacific, Alaska and Latin America. The company will offer a total of 17 ocean cruises aboard a fleet of 14 vessels, ranging from the intimate 60-passenger Le Ponant sailing yacht, to expedition and mid-size ships, to luxury liners.as with the company’s land-based tours and its 5a8 river cruises, Tauck’s ocean cruises attract an upscale clientele seeking a more exclusive and differentiated experience. “The large cruise lines do what they do very well,” says Tauck CEO Dan Mahar, “so we offer something different. our cruising experiences are far more intimate, whether a guest is on a Tauck-exclusive small-ship charter exploring the Dalmatian coast, or part of a Tauck group aboard a large liner in the South Pacific.”
Playing a part in what promises to be a valuable book on corporate histories, Bruce Weindruch, Founder and CEO of The History Factory, was interviewed at length by Marian Calabro, the author of a soon-to-be-published book targeted at business readers, currently entitled, “Profit from your Past.” Marian also met with members of the archival, interpretive and business development teams at The History Factory, a heritage management firm that helps organizations discover, preserve and leverage their history to meet today’s business challenges.
This year’s stalled property market in Central Florida is starting to bring out some generous incentive deals from builders who already have plans for new home communities on the drawing board, and who now need to find buyers for them quickly before construction gets under way.Platinum Properties, developer of upscale Citrus Gardens in Orlando, made the first move at the weekend, but it is likely that other builders will follow their lead very soon. Several ambitious plans for new vacation home communities that were put on the drawing board during the frantic seller’s market of the last two years are now at risk as buyers shy away from the area.
MysticBoard.com is proud to officially announce the introduction of the Online Tarot Dictionary and Glossary, which is available online at http://www.mysticboard.com/tarot_dictionary_and_glossary & http://www.mysticboard.com/rider_waite_tarot . this online Tarot Dictionary is accompanied by a free and handy Tarot Dictionary Software which is available at http://www.tarotdictionary.org . Swetha of MysticBoard.com believes this can be a reference guide for each and every person associated to the world of Tarot in some way or the other.
Recent public disclosures and positive activity within the Internet security community have provided encouraging news for long-suffering spam and malware victims. The demise of Atrivo/Intercage and recent revelations about EstDomains boost our belief that aggressive policy enforcement, efficient data collection, and industry cooperation can make a huge difference in creating a new, safer Internet. However, there is still quite a bit of work to be done.KnujOn is calling on all the Domain name Registrars and other concerned parties to help develop policy and methods to specifically put a stop to the fake pharmacy menace. The Directi Group has lead the way by making a commitment to end the easy flow of counterfeit and hijacked pharmaceuticals on the Internet. KnujOn invites all companies in the ICANN-Accredited community to make the same public pledge.
LinkConnector (http://www.linkconnector.com/), a leading Affiliate Marketing Network with progressive solutions for merchants and affiliates, announced today that they have enhanced their widget functionality by adding widget templates. LinkConnector’s new widget templates are fully functioning widget applications, but they are pre-coded with specific color schemes, fonts and graphics to display seasonal and merchant-themed backgrounds. All the customization is already in place. some templates are programmed for the current or upcoming season and others are programmed with the look and feel of a particular merchant. Beyond making product feed implementation even faster and easier, LinkConnector’s attractive new widget templates provide affiliates with fresh, effective marketing tools to boost clicks and conversions.
Global energy and utility consulting, testing and certification firm KEMA (www.kema.com) today announced the acquisition of RLW Analytics, Inc. (RLW) (www.rlw.com). RLW is a leading provider of innovative analytical, engineering, load and market research consulting. The Sonoma, California-based firm has 50 employees in five offices covering all regions of the United States. with the acquisition, KEMA offers clients access to the largest base of global experience and expertise in customer-side energy management and policy. The assumption of RLW’s business and operations by KEMA, Inc. shall commence and be effective on January 1, 2009.
Despite tight budgets and the recession, Ontario Convention Center is set to host nine events, attract 20,000 people and generate more than $2.4 million in economic impact for local businesses in March.“When we’re busy, local businesses benefit; people who attend events, conventions and shows spend at local restaurants, hotels and shops, it’s a win-win situation,” General Manager and CEO Bob Brown said. “Ontario is a value destination and I’m optimistic that our central location in Southern California and our state-of-the-art center will keep us busy through these tough times and continue to help our local businesses.”
Back by popular demand for year two, Minding Manners will once again offer the first condensed etiquette and dining skills program as a one-week summer day camp for children 8 – 12 and teens 13 – 17 years old. The interactive programs are a balance between traditional etiquette values and the contemporary social skills needed for children and teens to be successful in the global economy of the 21st century. The programs are a first of their kind in Europe and in harmony with the growing global emphasis on character education and positive self-esteem. International in scope, the programs are geared toward English-speaking participants from around the world. The half-day programs will take place July 17 – 21 at a rate of 380 euros. Minding Manners is located at 91, rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris 8th.
errorNews Facts:Julep Nail Parlor, a new concept in beauty designed to provide women with spa treatments in a unique social setting, is offering a chance to beat the blues this winter and economize with its first-ever “Staycation Special”. The special offer includes a manicure and pedicure featuring Julep’s tropical Quench Pomegranate Ultra-Hydrating Moisturizer as well as a tropical umbrella drink (a Mike’s Hard “Mike-a-rita”).Available on weekdays between January 21 and May 31, the Staycation special is available for $52 at all three Seattle Julep Nail Parlor locations: Downtown (1421 5th Avenue), University Village (5001 25th Ave) and Gig Harbor (4751 Point Fosdick Drive).
- Nelson Fuller has spent more than 20 years designing and developing fluid systems. for the past three years at Microstaq (www.microstaq.com), he has been engineering a silicon chip microvalve technology that holds great promise for the miniaturization of these systems. The micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology will soon make its way into a number of flow control applications where improved flow control performance and integrated intelligent control are sought.Fuller spends his days designing and testing Microstaqs new valve technology. He enjoys being part of a small company, after spending years working in the large corporate world. His work at Microstaq is extremely hands-on and team oriented, and he enjoys being able to see his work come to fruition.
RegReports, a service of Media Logistics LLC introduces Compliance Alert! a monthly newsletter of regulatory news, commentary and analysis.”We encourage contributions,” said John T. Fakler, editor & publisher of Compliance Alert!. “Editorial content is based largely on public outrage, so reader input is critical to the success of the newsletter.”A preview of the inaugural issue of Compliance Alert! can be viewed online at newsletter. Registration is free.The decision to relaunch the publication in e-mail format came after an inundation of regulatory news over the past several weeks, mr. Fakler said.
The Ultimate Home Inventory Guide (www.ultimatehomeinventory.com) is available this holiday season, offering an easy way to save valuable information about personal belongings. Featured on over a dozen TV news shows including Miami, Los Angeles, Memphis, Charlotte, Mobile, Washington D.C., and Phoenix, The Guide addresses the critical need to have serial numbers and receipts within quick reach after an unexpected loss.Invaluable for situations such as recovering from disaster, completing police reports or seeking insurance quotes, The Ultimate Home Inventory Guide is the answer for anyone who needs to organize owner information in one sleek package. The Guide is specially designed so that receipts, photographs and other important records can be stored in convenient pockets tucked inside its pages, eliminating the need for cumbersome files, envelopes or staples.
Dr. Paul Wigoda, plastic surgeon and owner of me Day Spa and The Aesthetics Institute is pleased to announce the launch of his blog dedicated to reporting on the latest trends in cosmetic surgery, aesthetics and beauty. Each week will feature an article written by Dr. Wigoda or his associates, sharing some of the thoughts they feel are important to the beauty industry.Dr. Wigoda Breast ImplantsThis trend forward blog will cover topics such as: Trends in Botox, Juvaderm, Restylane and other dermal fillers Breast Augmentation trends, such as: Women are going for the more natural look and feel of silicone breast implants bigger is better in South Florida where women choose a large C, small D cup versus the big Apple where women are more conservatively choosing a small or medium B cup The latest developments in liposuction procedures News and services offered at me Day SpaPlastic surgery expert and The Aesthetics Institute owner, Dr. Paul Wigoda hopes “this blog will serve as a forum for my patients to learn more about the field of aesthetics and cosmetic surgery, and discuss their questions and experiences.”
Peer-to-Patent, the groundbreaking Web-based governmental “social networking” project, has released a second anniversary report, which illustrates the success of the pilot in improving patent quality by connecting the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO 00004000 ) to an open network of scientific and technical experts to enhance the patent examination process.Peer-to-Patent is one of the projects featured on the White House Open Government Innovations Gallery, which “celebrates the innovators and innovations who are championing the President’s vision of more effective and open government.” Peer-to-Patent, conducted by the Center for Patent Innovations at the Law School, is the first social networking project with a direct link to decision making by the federal government. It was launched on June 15, 2007 by Professor Beth Simone Noveck, together with a network of corporate and academic collaborators, consent from the USPTO, participation from citizen experts, and the efforts of dozens of law students.
GO Airport Shuttle will offer a $5 rebate to Thanksgiving travelers who book their ground transportation online to and from both departure and arrival airports.The promotion covers shuttles booked from Tuesday, Nov. 20 through Monday, Nov. 26 on the GO Web-based reservation system: www.goairportshuttle.com. Passengers can claim their rebates by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org and providing reservation numbers for all four trips.Launched in August to serve as a convenient, one-stop source for door-to-door airport shuttle services, GO Airport Shuttle serves 110 airports around the world with a fleet of 3,765 vehicles that transport close to 29 million passengers annually.
Go Airport Shuttle Offers Thanksgiving Rebate