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Fareportal and Sam Jain Donate to Covenant House New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- FAREPORTAL is a technology solutions provider to the travel industry. Strategically located in "Silicon Alley," in the heart of New York City, their group of consultants is dedicated to harnessing the future of online travel technology for FAREPORTAL customers and partners. Covenant House New York is the nation's largest adolescent care agency serving homeless, runaway and at-risk youth.

Computer Forensics Show to Bow at Washington D.C. Convention Center Feb. 2008

GREENWICH, Conn. -- For some companies, it is not a question of if one of their computers will be used as evidence in a legal matter, it is a question of when. The inaugural Computer Forensics Show will fill the Washington Convention Center from February 4-6, 2008. This year's event features keynote addresses by high-powered Washington insiders such as Barry M. Sabin, Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Chief Counter-Terrorism Section.

ROIonline Announces U.S. Representation Deal with EUROPAGES and Kompass

BRIGHTON, Mich. -- ROIonline LLC, an Internet Marketing company serving the industrial and business-to-business marketplace, has been awarded new client contracts with EUROPAGES and Kompass - business-to-business search engine companies - to represent them for sales in the U.S.

deverus, Inc. Presents the Background Screening Industry with an Indispensable I-9 Data Verification Automation

AUSTIN, Texas -- deverus, the leader in background screening technology, has recently released one of the latest must-haves in the industry, I-9 verification automation. For those companies that want to stay in compliance with ever-changing laws and regulations, I-9 data verification automation is essential.

Massachusetts-Based NoblePeak Vision Hires New CEO Mike Decelle

WAKEFIELD, Mass. -- NoblePeak Vision (www.noblepeak.com) announced today that Mike Decelle has joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer. Decelle takes the reins from co-founder Cliff King, bringing 25 years of experience to NoblePeak with demonstrated leadership capabilities and success in both startup and large public companies.

New Book Helps Translate Dog Language

WASILLA, Alaska -- "The Human Pack" (ISBN 978-1-4196-7578-2) serves to educate readers about the intricate language of canines as well as how best to use this knowledge in order to create a harmonious "Human Pack." Clinician Jenn Lewis also explains how to deal with canine behavioral problems in a way consistent with her gentle approach to training and bonding with dogs.

New Mexico Jewelry Manufacturer Recognized for Being Environmentally Conscious

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Relios Jewelry, a company nationally recognized for its customer focus, merchandising teamwork, innovation, and operational excellence, now has more accolades to boast - this time in the arena of "Good Environmental Practices." The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Department's Pollution Prevention Staff has awarded America's largest manufacturer of authentic American-made jewelry with not one but two prestigious honors.

Telecom IT Spending to Exceed $46 Billion in 2008, says Insight Research

BOONTON, N.J. -- The global market for operations support systems (OSS) - the computing and software IT infrastructure that performs engineering, provisioning, and management functions in telecommunications networks - will exceed $46 billion in 2008, explains a new report by Insight Research.

Minnesota’s Luverne Alumni News Selects McKerin Software Outreach

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -- McKerin Software today announced that Luverne Alumni News, a publication providing Luverne Minnesota High School graduates with hometown news and stories, has licensed McKerin Software Outreach to improve member address maintenance and mailing operations.

Who’s A Rat Portal Offers $500 Prize for Most Interesting New Snitch Profile

BOSTON, Mass. -- Whosarat.com is running a contest with a prize of $500 for the "Most Interesting" new informant profile. The contest will begin on January 8th and all new informant profiles posted between January 8th and February 8th will be considered for the prize. In order to be considered for the contest, all entries must contain documentation of their co-operation with the government.

New Printing and Mailing Blog Provides Direct Mail Tips for Marketers

WAYNE, N.J. -- The Ballantine Corporation, a full-service direct mail production company, announces the launch of a new printing and mailing blog that contains a variety of direct mail information, tips, news, case studies, and more. The printing and mailing blog, launched in the summer of 2007, has grown in size and content.

In-Room Internet Access at Hawaii Hotels: Pay Nothing or Pay Through the Nose

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- According to Travel Hawaii LLC, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service, guests at Hawaii hotels can enjoy free high-speed internet access in their rooms, or they can pay up to $20/day. Different Hawaii hotels have wildly varying charges for this new "must have" amenity.

Charlie Allen Restorations Wins ‘Bathroom of Year’ from Boston Globe

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- A master bathroom designed and built by Charlie Allen Restorations for an 1853 Greek Revival home in Cambridge has been named "Bathroom of the Year" in Boston Globe Magazine's "Dream Home 2007" competition. The new bathroom was praised for its "imaginative use of space and light," and a "classically styled yet high tech" design.

Top Ten World Travel Destinations in 2007 Announced by iExplore

CHICAGO, Ill. -- iExplore announced today the list of Top Ten World Travel Destinations as determined by the vacation purchases of its adventure and experiential travelers. Egypt held on to its top position for the third straight year, and the rest of the top 10 was largely unchanged from 2006.

The Eleventh Commandment, A Novel – Second Edition Published

HURST, Texas -- AMDAS, INC. announces the release of "The Eleventh Commandment-A Novel" - Second Edition (ISBN: 978-0-595-40050-8), by Abraham B. Medina. The characters and the story, dialogue in this novel, and incidents within the story are fiction but the customs and traditions of the Amish people, the politics of the war, statistics of war casualties, are non-fiction.

deverus Partners with eScreen to Offer First Instrumented Instant Drug Testing Device

AUSTIN, Texas -- deverus, Inc., the leader in background screening technology, recently announced a partnership with eScreen Inc., a company known for its innovative drug screening technology. After comparing different providers, deverus found that no one could match the selection and quality of products that eScreen had to offer.

Mary Carey Partners with SwappWatch for New Watch Line

CHICAGO, Ill. -- SwappWatch.com has partnered with Mary Carey Productions to unveil an exclusive line of SwappWatch(TM). The contract creates the launch of the Mary Carey line of SwappWatch(TM) watches which will be available to the public in January 2008.

ElectionMall, Google, and Iowa GOP Provide Realtime Results of Campaign 2008 Iowa Caucus

DES MOINES, Iowa -- The highly anticipated Iowa Caucus will finally take place this evening and instead of waiting for local and cable news outlets to report the results, Americans can view the Caucus results in real-time. In an a historic collaboration between ElectionMall Technologies, the Iowa Republican Party, and Google; voters, bloggers and politicos will be able to view actual county breakdowns.

Relios Jewelry Debuts Retail Kiosk in Phoenix Airline Hub

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Relios Jewelry, America's largest manufacturer of natural lifestyle designer jewelry is celebrating the grand opening of a brand new kiosk in Phoenix's Sky Harbor Airport. Just in time for the holidays - travelers will have the opportunity to color their personal style with a Southwest Spirit original from the new kiosk located in Terminal 4.

Thomas Mangelsen Captures Nature Category 2007 American Photo Image of the Year

Thomas D. MangelsenJACKSON, Wyo. -- Thomas D. Mangelsen of Thomas D. Mangelsen, Inc. is no stranger to photographic accolades; he now has the honor of adding American Photo Magazine's Image of the Year Award for their nature category to his list. The award-winning photo captures images of King Penguins in the bright morning sunshine.

Griffith Photography Education Services to Launch Training Classes in Virginia

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Griffith Photography Educational Services (GPES), a division of Griffith Photography, will launch a series of photography classes in January 2008 designed for beginning through advanced photography enthusiasts. Training classes will allow digital camera owners to have a more enjoyable photography experience.

Detroit Cosmetic Surgeon Unveils His Top Picks, Declaring 2008 as the Year of Patient Satisfaction

DETROIT, Mich. -- While Dr. Mark Berkowitz's patients complain frequently about drooping eyelids, sagging skin, and deep wrinkles, these days their main concerns are how to avoid surgery, anesthesia, lengthy recovery time, and hefty surgical fees. To satisfy his patients, Berkowitz and his Accents Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa now has a cache of non-surgical services to address this wildly growing trend... seen not only here in Detroit, but nationally.

Boating Industry Magazine Announces Annual Top 100 and Leadership Alliance for 2007

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- Under the gray skies of today's troubled economy, it's critical now more than ever that boating consumers find reliable, reputable dealers with the staying power to guide them through a lifetime of boating journeys. These consumers now have a trusted source they can turn to, thanks to Boating Industry magazine's third annual Top 100 Dealers.

Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews Gives a Special Holiday Gift to New Orleans

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The newly built church was filled to its capacity of 1500 seats; people were seated in the aisles, standing in the doorways, and waiting in the hallway to hear the music. Traffic around the church was snarled and backed up for six blocks, as more people continued to make their way to hear Trombone Shorty, and his musical guests perform at a free Christmas concert at the First Baptist Church of New Orleans this past week, it was announced today by New Orleans Music Hall of Fame.

Telovations Names Keith J. Powell Vice President of Sales

TAMPA, Fla. -- Telovations Inc. today announced that Keith J. Powell has been named vice president of sales. Keith will be responsible for commercial direct sales, enterprise sales and the channel partner sales groups. He will report directly to the company president and CEO. Keith brings his more than 20 years of senior sales management experience in telecom and related industries to Telovations.

Therapy Partner Corp’s Online Billing Program Helps Private Practitioners

DENVER, Colo. -- Therapy Partner Corporation's innovative online billing program is helping psychologists, psychiatrists and other fee-for-service professionals increase private practice revenue. Mental health providers and other professionals working in private practice are constantly searching for ways to increase revenue that won't interfere with the work they're so passionate about.

New Mexico Jewelry Manufacturer Relios finds Room to Grow

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Relios, America's largest manufacturer of natural lifestyle designer jewelry has more than doubled its size with a move into a 25,000-square-foot facility in Albuquerque. The move also means that Relios has also more than doubled its production capacity - allowing the major jewelry supplier to expand services to its more than 500 customers.

Retro Television Network Adds Media General Affiliate in Providence R.I.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Retro Television Network (RTN), which is nationally owned and distributed by Equity Media Holdings Corporation (Nasdaq:EMDA), announced today that it will partner with Media General to bring RTN programming to Providence, RI. The new affiliate, which is the 5th Media General station to sign with RTN, will launch early next year on a digital stream of WJAR, the NBC affiliate in Providence.

Philadelphia Based U.S. Facilities, Inc. Announces New COO

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- U.S. Facilities, Inc. (USF), a leading facilities maintenance and infrastructure support services firm based in Philadelphia, has announced Mr. William H. McAfee, III as its new Chief Operating Officer. The announcement, which was issued on Tuesday by the company's President and Chief Executive Officer, James C. Dobrowolski, will take effect immediately.

The Long Term Care Insurance Explosion; January Conference to Celebrate Rapid Growth of LTC Protection

KIRKLAND, Wash. and CHARLESTON, S.C. -- LTC Financial Partners, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage, has more than quadrupled in size since 2005, to more than 400 field underwriters and support staff. That just one sign of what's happening in the long term care insurance field, in the company's experience.

SuperLife World Service Makes Six Positive Predictions for 2008

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. -- New terror attack? Pandemic? Recession? Killer bees? No! Only positive predictions, please. That's the attitude of Richard W. Samson, founder of SuperLife World Service, a web network that made its debut last month.

Hannah Montana Heads 2007 Ten Best-Mannered List from National League of Junior Cotillions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Hannah Montana (Miley Cyrus), who was commended for being a role model to young people, heads the list of the "Ten Best-Mannered People of 2007," as named by the National League of Junior Cotillions, an etiquette and social training program that involves thousands of young people in the United States.

WidowPC Ships First Nvidia 8800M GTX Powered Gaming Laptop

BOULDER, Colo. -- WidowPC(R), a leader in cutting-edge PC hardware, today announced the - in-stock - availability of the long-awaited, Nvidia 8800M GTX powered gaming laptop, the Sting 517D2. The Sting 517D2 gaming laptop, featuring the 8800M GTX DirectX 10 compatible video card by NVIDIA, is the first of it's kind to be offered with NVIDIA's GeForce 8800M GTX graphics processor and marks a new performance benchmark for mobile PC hardware.

Verbal Greeting Card Service Has Unique Delivery Process

WENTZVILLE, Mo. -- Greet A Call, LLC, introduces its eloquent verbal greeting cards that are delivered via telephone to the greeting industry. "This heartfelt verbal greeting service leaves Recipients with an everlasting personable impression," says owner Leundrius Arties.

Critical Beauty Pageant Website Helps Musician Model Compete in Mister International 2007

BOSTON, Mass. -- Jacob Hill, a 24-year-old songwriter, musician, and model from Plymouth, Massachusetts, will represent the United States in the second Mister International pageant to be held in Kuching, Malaysia from December 20 to 31. In May 2006, Hill was hand-selected by Critical Beauty, a pageant website and pageant consulting firm based in Boston, via an online casting.

As More Americans Live to 100, Long Term Care Leader Gives Health Assist with Newsletter and Online Help

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- As Americans increase their life spans, many eyeing 100-plus, the odds of needing long term care increase. One solution is long term care insurance to pay the care bills. "A better solution," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners (LTCFP), "is the insurance plus health habits to keep yourself on your feet as long as possible."

Austin’s Bantam Electronics Adds Engineering Design and NPI Services

AUSTIN, Texas -- Bantam Electronics, Inc., a leading provider of high mix electronics manufacturing services, including custom systems manufacturing and supply chain management for emerging OEM companies and electronic products, today announced the addition of engineering design and new product integration (NPI) services to its customer offering.

CNBC Stocking Stuffer List Begins with Quik Pod(R)!

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Quik Pod(R), created by Fromm Works Inc., the world's first handheld extendable tripod, begins the list of CNBC's "Pogue's Holiday Gadget Picks List" as selected by David Pogue, the personal technology columnist for The New York Times.

Northeast Motorcycle Expo 2008 in Connecticut Shows Custom Bikes, Stunts, and Super Builders

NORTH ANDOVER, Mass. -- Motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages won't want to miss this year's Northeast Motorcycle Expo series, the largest all model motorcycle show in New England. This year, Kev-Marv Productions, LLC, Perewitz Inc, and Bikers for the Cure will join forces to raise money for the Susan G. Komen breast cancer foundation. Starting in Hartford, two of the industries rising stars, Jody Perewitz and Sara Liberte, will be constructing a bobber style custom creation. The young stars will be working onsite, building a hot ride for charity.

Black Youth Vote in Iowa – National Civic Education Training Tour Promotes Voting

DES MOINES, Iowa -- As part of ongoing efforts to motivate young people to engage in the political process, the League of Young Voters Education Fund (LYVEF) recently teamed up with the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation's (NCBCP) Black Youth Vote! (BYV!) for an innovative civic participation training at North High School in Des Moines, IA. The youth later participated in the Black and Brown Forum Presidential Debate.

Voice Coaches Partners with Voices.com to Build Successful Voiceover Careers

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Voice Coaches, a voice over educational institution based in Schenectady, NY, has implemented a perfect way for their graduates to start their voice acting careers off by partnering with Voices.com, the industry's online marketplace. Already trained and armed with a voice over demo, the grads from Voice Coaches will be able to manage their own website at Voices.com.

The Best Letter for Nomination Wins a Free Stay at Northern Wisconsin’s Newest Luxury Resort

THREE LAKES, Wis. -- The owners of The Northernaire Resort & Spa, popular resort in Three Lake, WI, are inviting the public to send in letters in about a family member, or friend, that you feel really deserves to be pampered. Send a letter to the beautiful northwoods retreat and tell them why someone you know deserves extra special treatment.

Capture the Romantic Side of the Southwest with a New Designer Jewelry Collection from Relios

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Nothing says romance like the new designer jewelry collection from Relios. America's leading designer and manufacturer of contemporary sterling silver and genuine gemstone jewelry is introducing "Te Amo" - set to debut on its retail website later this month. Like its name, which is Spanish for "I love you," the new natural lifestyle collection features a fresh take on a traditional expression of romance - hearts.

PowerFlite Communications Selected by NevaSlip(TM) for Advertising and Branding

QUINCY, Mass. -- PowerFlite Communications, an advertising, design, and branding firm headquartered in Quincy, Massachusetts, has been hired by the NevaSlip(TM) brand to promote that company's recent nationwide expansion.

Ring in the New Year with Celebrities and Socialites in New York

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Ring in the new year in style this year at some of New York City's hottest clubs and venues. BestNewYears.com will be producing over 35 New Year's Eve parties in New York where some of the city's most successful people, socialites and celebrities mingle. Why not add your name to the VIP list?

Maritime Security Firm GateKeeper USA Today Announced A Stock Split

GAITERSBURG, Md. -- GateKeeper USA, Inc., formerly Legendary Superstars, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LSPS) announced its Board of Directors has authorized a one for four stock split of all of the issued and outstanding shares of the company of shareholder of record as of November 28, 2007.

Jeweler JamesAllen.com Launches Video Contest Promoting $3K Diamond Giveaway

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- JamesAllen.com, the online diamond retailer, has announced the first in its series of video based contests to be held over the next twelve months. The Best Video Proposal contest invites participants to submit a video explaining or showing their marriage proposal idea. The winner of this contest will collect a diamond engagement ring valued at $3,000.

Innovative Health Website Helps Popular Food Company Reach Consumers

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- In a move that highlights their commitment to equipping their users with the best information on how to lead healthy lifestyles, MyHealthGate, Inc. has partnered with a leading natural foods company, Amy's Kitchen.

Maryland’s GateKeeper USA, Inc. Announces Change in Officers and Directors

GAITERSBURG, Md. -- GateKeeper USA, Inc., formerly Legendary Superstars, Inc. (Pink Sheets: LSPS / LSPS.pk) announced today the resignation of Mr. Roy Vinkemeir and the appointment of Mr. James W. Wishart as Chairman of The Board and Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Wishart has assumed global responsibilities for the Corporation.

Florida Mormon Author’s New Book Addresses Interest Stimulated by Romney’s Presidential Campaign

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Today's speech by Governor Romney was in response to concerns many have about Mormonism. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the fourth largest church in the USA, is one of the world's fastest growing. It is also one of the least well understood. Reactions range from curiosity to animosity, says author Walter Scott.

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