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Archive | January, 2012

Houston Technology Company Teaching Tomorrow’s Game Developers

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Houston-based technology company Softway Solutions is giving students an inside look at the fast-paced profession of game development. In an ongoing effort to help educate the Houston community, Softway Solutions Director of 3D Animation Nathan Smith is teaching an ‘Introduction to Game Design’ class at LoneStar College System. With one semester already under Smith’s belt, another one is slated to kick off on Jan. 21, 2012. The classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12:50 p.m.

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Titan Lenders Corp. Engages Mark Ridder as General Counsel

DENVER, Colo., Jan. 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mortgage fulfillment outsource services expert Titan Lenders Corp. (Titan) is pleased to announce the recruitment and hire of industry heavyweight Mark Ridder as executive vice president and general counsel. Ridder brings more than 31 years of experience in advising in-house corporate clients in areas ranging from regulatory compliance and operations to corporate acquisitions.

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Calif. Senator Padilla to Introduce Legislation to Require Increased Support for Health and Education of Student-Athletes

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On the same day as the college football national championship game, California State Senator Alex Padilla announced he will be introducing legislation that would require that student-athletes injured during their college career be provided the necessary medical and financial support to complete their degree.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces Major Expansion of One of San Francisco’s Top Employers

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Friday, San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced that Salesforce.com is again expanding and creating more jobs in San Francisco, entering into the largest long-term lease in the City in more than a decade. Salesforce will occupy 400,000 square feet of office space at 50 Fremont, which when fully occupied, will accommodate 2,000 employees.

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LONG ENERGY, a client of Marsh Los Angeles, adopts PowerGuard’s unique PowerClip extended warranty protection

IRVINE, Calif. /California Newswire/ — PowerGuard Specialty Insurance Services announces that leading Chinese solar manufacturer, LONG ENERGY (Shenglong, Suzhou Shenglong PV-Tech Co., Ltd.), a client of Marsh Los Angeles, has joined the growing number of China-based solar panel manufacturers to adopt PowerGuard’s unique PowerClip extended warranty protection.

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Loureiro Engineering Associates Announces Strategic New Hire and New Office Location

PLAINVILLE, Conn., Jan. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Loureiro Engineering Associates, Inc. is carefully adhering to its strategic growth plan in the area of geographic expansion of services. This week it announced a new office location in Rockford, MA that will be managed by new hire, Samuel W. Butcher, LSP, LEP, PG, LEED-AP, vice president at Loureiro Engineering.

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Whistleblower Scientist Accuses British Medical Journal of Institutional Research Misconduct

WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 9, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dr. David Lewis, internationally known whistleblower and respected expert on institutional fraud, released a report today calling for a formal investigation into the practices of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), and specifically into the actions of its editor, Dr. Fiona Godlee, and Brian Deer, a reporter she hired to write a series of articles which appeared in the journal beginning on January 4, 2011.

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S.F. Mayor Lee Announces First of Its Kind Partnership With the Code for America to Bring Greater Innovation to San Francisco Government

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced today a partnership with Code for America to launch the world’s first Civic Startup Accelerator. Based in downtown San Francisco, the Code for America Accelerator will support entrepreneurs that launch companies to make City government more responsive, efficient and connected.

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2011 VISA USA National Qualifier Heather Chan from the L.A. School of Gymnastics will perform at UCLA’s Women’s Gymnastics 7th Annual John Wooden Challenge

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 2 p.m., former USA National Team members Diana Mkhitaryan and Rebecca Terzian and the 2011 VISA USA National Qualifier Heather Chan from the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics (LASG) will perform at UCLA’s Women’s Gymnastics 7th Annual John Wooden Challenge at The John Wooden Center (221 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095). The John Wooden Challenge honors all competing teams’ academic and athletic achievements.

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San Diego Society for Human Resource Management gives 2011 award to MCT Trading, Inc.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — MCT Trading, Inc. (MCT), a leader in hedging and risk management services, announced that it has been named a 2011 Medallion winner for the annual Workplace Excellence Awards held by the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management (SD SHRM). Each year, the SD SHRM honors local companies having exceptional HR practices that become instrumental to their success and profitability.

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S.F. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr Announce San Francisco’s Historic Crime Rate Drop

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — This week Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Police Chief Greg Suhr released the year end crime statistics showing continued historic low crime trends for the City of San Francisco. Mayor Lee and Chief Suhr announced that 2011 violent crime rates in San Francisco are down 6 percent from last year.

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa, Chief Beck Announce 9th Consecutive Year of Crime Reduction in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck today announced the City’s 2011 year-end crime statistics that showed violent crime and property crime were reduced across Los Angeles for the 9th consecutive year.

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Nylabone Launches New Grain-Free Dog Biscuits

NEPTUNE CITY, N.J., Jan. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Consumers in the Southeast United States are the first in the country to gobble up the new, all-natural GRAIN-FREE DOG BISCUITS from Nylabone, the makers of safe, healthy chews since 1955. Nylabone has partnered with Costco Warehouses from Florida to North Carolina and Tennessee to market the new treats on a first-come, first-served limited basis.

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New Upgrade! EaseUS CleanGenius Free 2.0 is Launched with Mac App Uninstaller and a New Look

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Jan. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EaseUS Software, a leading provider of storage management and maintenance, focusing on providing quality, innovative Mac software for better Mac system performance, today announces the availability of CleanGenius Free 2.0 with a brand-new look, featuring the options to ‘fast clean’ Mac junk files, uninstall unwanted applications, monitor disk space, eject disks, and positioning itself as a must-have freeware to perfect your Mac.

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New Restaurant Guide Includes Professional Restaurant Review Sources for More Than 40 Cities

CHICAGO, Ill., Jan. 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Deborah Gonderil, publisher of ‘Restaurants Recommended,’ could not find a restaurant ratings guide that not only incorporated multiple cities, but one that provided unprejudiced and genuine opinions of professional reviewers. As a result, she set out to compile a series of sources of reviews from professional food critics. ‘Restaurants Recommended’ (ISBN: 978-1466283176) is the end result.

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Masterseek Reaches 100 Million Milestone

NEW YORK, N.Y., Jan. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In what may prove to be a significant day in the development of B2B search technology, today Masterseek, the world’s fastest-growing B2B search engine platform, announced an important milestone: The business search engine giant has now reached 100 million business profiles.

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Whiteflash Announces New Proprietary AGS Certificate for A CUT ABOVE

HOUSTON, Texas, Jan. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Whiteflash is proud to present the latest collaboration with AGS Laboratories: The New AGS Proprietary Light performance Diamond Quality Document for Whiteflash A CUT ABOVE(R) Diamonds. As a company committed to providing diamond shoppers with the largest selection of ideal diamonds in the world together with the most comprehensive diamond information available, this new document is the latest step on the Whiteflash path to providing their customers with a Brilliant Diamond Buying Experience(R).

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L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa Celebrates Milestone in Clean Truck Program at Port of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Delivering on his promise to reduce pollution at the Port of Los Angeles and protect public health, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa today marked a major milestone in the Clean Truck Program. The program required all trucks at the Port of Los Angeles to meet the toughest environmental standards in the nation by January 1, 2012.

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From Princesses to Pop Tarts, Author Peggy Orenstein Dissects Today’s ‘Girly-Girl’ Trend for Dallas Lecture Audience February 1, 2012, Sponsored by Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Girls Incorporated of Metropolitan Dallas will hold its third lecture, ‘What is a Girly-Girl?,’ in its 2011-2012 series on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. in partnership with The Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture.

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Education Behind Bars – A Win-Win Strategy for Maximum Security, by Christopher Zoukis

PETERSBURG, Va., Jan. 4, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Why should the American taxpayer care about people who are incarcerated in our prison system? Simple, it is a true cost-saving measure that should be discussed. In ‘EDUCATION BEHIND BARS’ (ISBN: 978-1934597774; Sunbury Press; January, 2012) author Christopher Zoukis makes the case for why all Americans should support education in our prison system. Most Americans do not realize that the United States could save upwards of $60 billion each year by simply educating prisoners.

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Destination Earth Inc. Changes Lives of Locals and Gives Guests an Eco-Travel Experience of a Lifetime

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Destination Earth has announced the launch of their unique Voluntourism Travel concept with a tour to Cambodia and Vietnam. This adventure highlights their business model, which offers fun, safe adventure tours to those who would like to travel responsibly and give back while enjoying their vacation.

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Association of Professional Ball Players of America selects LTC Financial Partners to offer long-term care education and services to its members

PLACENTIA, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Today the Association of Professional Ball Players of America (APBPA) announces the selection of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) to offer long-term care education and long-term care insurance coverage to their 11,000 Members. For members that choose to purchase the insurance, applications for individual policies will be completed by LTCFP and underwritten by Transamerica Life Insurance Company.

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Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Issues Statement on String Of L.A. Arson Fires

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Mayor Villaraigosa released the following statement on Monday on the string of arson fires in Los Angeles: Over the past few days we have been faced with an ongoing series of arson fires committed by an individual with wanton disregard for the lives and property of Angelenos. Thankfully, there have been no lives lost to these criminal acts and only minor injuries to date.

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Calif. Governor and First Lady Honor Sgt. Noah M. Korte

SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On behalf of all Californians, Governor Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown honor Sgt. Noah M. Korte, who bravely gave his life in service to our state and nation. The Governor and First Lady extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends at this difficult time.

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3D Home Theatre event will take place at the newly remodeled Haas Entertainment showroom in Culver City on Jan. 14

CULVER CITY, Calif. /California Newswire/ — On Saturday, January 14, 2012, 12 Noon, Haas Entertainment will be unveiling its state-of-the-art 3D video projection system in time for the end of the football postseason playoffs. Haas Entertainment will also be showcasing the latest in home automation controls from Crestron for your iPad. The public and media are invited to see first-hand how projection system can enhance the viewing experience of the upcoming divisional playoffs.

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Worldwide Telecommunications Industry Revenue to Reach $2.7 Trillion by 2017, says Insight Research Corp.

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The global telecommunications industry continues to expand as spending by consumers and businesses for wireless services fuels industry revenue growth, says a new market analysis report from The Insight Research Corporation. According to the new industry market study, telecommunications services revenue on a worldwide basis will grow from $2.1 trillion in 2012 to $2.7 trillion in 2017 at a combined average growth rate of 5.3 percent.

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As President Obama Proclaims January National Mentoring Month, Dallas-Area Women Have the Opportunity to Serve as Role Models through Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas’s New Mentoring Program

DALLAS, Texas, Jan. 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On December 28, 2011, President Obama issued a proclamation designating January 2012 as National Mentoring Month. He stated: ‘Every day, mentors help young Americans face the challenges of growing into adulthood. By setting a positive example and sharing their time, knowledge, and experience, mentors play an essential role in preparing our Nation’s youth for a bright future.’ Themed ‘Invest in the Future: Mentor a Child,’ January 2012 marks the eleventh annual National Mentoring Month.

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ESI Edgebanding Services Inc. Releases Updated HanStone Color Selections for 2012

SAN DIMAS, Calif. /California Newswire/ — ESI Edgebanding Services Inc., Has announced the full update of HanStone Quartz Surfaces color selections for 2012 on the ESI web site. HanStone Fine Quartz Surfaces combines the natural elegance of quartz with advanced technology to create a new realm of possibilities, dramatic colors and vibrant patterns in a solid surface with Greater strength and resilience.

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Aomei Launches New Partition Software – Partition Assistant 4.0: Free for Commercial Use and Windows Server OS

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., Jan. 2, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Aomei Technology, an innovative hard disk partition management solution provider, today announces the release of new Partition Assistant 4.0, an ALL-IN-ONE partition manager software and reliable hard disk management toolkit with user-friendly interface and enhanced data protection.

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