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SYSTEN Releases Innovative Internet File System That Stands Apart

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- SYSTEN, LLC, a Web and software-solutions company, announces the release of a newly re-architected Internet file system - TrueShare; it makes remote file access, file storage, and file sharing, easier and more effective than ever. Originally launched in 2006, SYSTEN has completely re-architected the web-based software.

PTseats.com Announces $90K No-Limit Hold ’em Poker Tournament at Trump Taj Mahal

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. -- As the first and only online poker tournament seat reservation system, PTseats.com proudly presents the inaugural $90K event to be held at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City on February 16, 2008. PTseats.com offers avid poker players the opportunity to securely reserve their seats in advance using any major credit card. The convenience of PTseats.com allows players to claim their reserved seat and arrive to the tournament with ease, without the hassle of waiting in line.

Expand-A-Lung Breathing Resistance Exerciser: It’s Good News for The Lungs!

MIAMI, Fla. -- The Expand-A-Lung Breathing Resistance Exerciser has successfully accomplished the crossover from the sports respiratory fitness training market into the respiratory therapy market for COPD patients. Jorge Brouwer, President of Expand-A-Lung, Inc., and inventor of the most compact (4") breathing exerciser, originally marketed this product for athletes.

Radio Host Imus’ Disparaging Remarks Overshadow Last Words Ford Left the World

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Don Imus' disrespectful and disparaging remarks about President Gerald R. Ford a month after his death carried a weight of historic proportions, according to FlatSigned Press, Inc.'s Chairman of the Board Tim Miller. "Because of Don Imus' actions, much of the public never heard about the new information President Ford left the world regarding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy," says Miller.

Kentucky Derby Horse a ‘Champion’ for Right To Die – Barbaro’s Central Park Unveiling by Controversial Artist

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Barbaro, the euthanized champion racehorse, is an emblem for the Right To Die and Death With Dignity movements in a monument to be unveiled in Central Park this April, before the 134th Kentucky Derby. "The Barbaro Memorial for the Right to Die" by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards is a tribute to the late Triple Crown contender and is dedicated to the institution of euthanasia, announced Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery.

New York’s Travelong Receives Award from Delta Airlines

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- Delta Airlines presented its yearly sales award to Travelong.com in recognition for its Outstanding Performance in 2007. A spokesperson from Delta noted that the award is rarely granted and Travelong is one of only seven companies this year to receive this notable achievement.

Amatokin(R) ‘Stem Cell’ Creams Revolutionizing Anti-Aging Skin Care Market

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- If you haven't heard that "Stem-Cell" technology is revolutionizing skin care, you're probably one of those people who still thinks her supermarket moisturizer is just as good as the "expensive stuff." According to the skincare experts at Voss Laboratories(TM), makers of Amatokin(R) Emulsion For The Face, "Stem Cells" are the future of skin rejuvenation.

‘The Baby Schedule Ruler’ is a New Book by Author and Baby Whisper Dee Rule

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- In her new book, Dee Rule gives advice on baby scheduling, parenting, and breastfeeding. She wrote "The Baby Schedule Ruler" (ISBN: 9780980126105), in the nursery, in the dark on her Palm Pilot. She is now announcing the availability of her new book.

Dallas-based Biometric Signature ID to Team with Zolon Tech for U.S. Dept of State HITSS Program

DALLAS, Texas -- Biometric Signature ID ("BSI") CEO Jeff Maynard announces it has signed a teaming agreement to become a member of a team led by Zolon Tech, Inc. of Sterling, Virginia that was recently awarded a prime contract for the U.S. Department of State's Hybrid Information Technology Support Services (HITSS) program.

Barbaro to be Remembered with Statue in New York’s Central Park

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A statue of Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro will be unveiled at the Central Park South location where a carriage horse was tragically killed last year. The unveiling will correspond with the introduction of a proposal titled Barbaro's Law, urging the mandatory disclosure of race-related horse injuries and fatalities. "The Barbaro Memorial" by controversial sculptor Daniel Edwards, courtesy of Manhattan's Leo Kesting Gallery, will be unveiled April 30th.

Perfect Climate Control Puts Money in the Pockets of New Yorkers and Heat in the Home

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- With oil prices spiraling out of control, people are seeking ways to save money while still staying warm this winter. Perfect Climate Control, a smart energy green company, has the answer. On January 2, 2008, oil broke the $100 mark. As of December 31, 2007, home heating oil cost $3.54 per gallon in New York City.

Forgot Your Password? The Internet Password Organizer Can Help

CARY, N.C. -- If getting organized this year is a top New Year's resolution, Innovention Lab, Inc. can help. The company crafts innovative solutions to today's modern problems. Their newest creation - the Internet Password Organizer(TM) (ISBN-13: 978-0615164700) - provides Internet users with a practical solution to password management.

Long Term Care Insurance Leader Offers Advice on Preventing Dementia with Free Guidebook

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- "A failing mind, not body, is the biggest reason people need long term care today," says Cameron Truesdell, CEO of LTC Financial Partners, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance agency. "That shouldn't be, so we're going to give our clients information to help stay mentally fit." To that end, the company is offering a free guidebook and web links to helpful resources.

Interim HealthCare Hospice of S.C. Announces Their Medicare Certification

ROCK HILL, S.C. -- Interim HealthCare Hospice of Rock Hill, South Carolina, provider of home health hospice care services is pleased to announce that they have recently received their Hospice Medicare certification. Interim HealthCare of Rock Hill is a locally-owned franchise which is part of a national home care and staffing company with nearly 300 offices throughout the United States.

LOGICARE Selects M2SYS Biometric Fingerprint Software to Ensure Patient Privacy

ATLANTA, Ga. -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric fingerprint technology firm, announced today that LOGICARE Corporation has enhanced its OnRecord(TM) healthcare solution for emergency departments and patient educators by integrating M2SYS' Bio-Plugin(TM) fingerprint software. The biometric module is now available to LOGICARE's growing customer base for OnRecord(TM) solutions throughout the United States.

Denver Homeowners Say ‘I’ll Do It Myself’ When it Comes to Remodeling

DENVER, Colo. -- Denver area homeowners break with the pack when it comes to remodeling, according to the Remodeling Sentiment Report, a semi-annual survey of 5,000 U.S. homeowners sponsored by Frontrangeremodeling.com. The most recent survey reveals that remodeling plans are of a similar scope and cost as in previous years, but now homeowners are taking additional steps to reduce costs.

North Carolina Mortgage Company Aids Home Buyers Through Affordable Federally Guaranteed Mortgage

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Not a day goes by without the media reporting on the national mortgage meltdown and tightening guidelines for home loans. But one local mortgage company committed to affordable home ownership for North Carolinians found a way to help rural areas residents become homeowners. Veritas Mortgage Funding, a Raleigh based mortgage firm now offers a great alternative to traditional, more costly mortgages.

New York Cruise Site Unravels Cruise Travel Questions and Headaches

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A new web site, Cruising From New York, providing all the information travelers need to plan a cruise from the three New York area ports, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Cape Liberty (Bayonne), N.J. was launched today by Anne Campbell, a veteran cruise industry journalist.

Renewed Hilton Hawaiian Lagoon in Waikiki Makes a Splash

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Hawaii's largest hotel, the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki has finally completed its long-awaited lagoon revitalization project, according to Travel Hawaii LLC, a leading Hawaii Internet booking service. The project has transformed the once murky, uninviting pond into a delightful 5 acre swimming and recreation center, open not only to guests of the Hilton Hawaiian Village, but to the general public as well.

14th Annual Ely Winter Festival in Minn. includes International Snow Sculpting Symposium

ELY, Minn. -- Preparations are underway for the ten-day Ely Winter Festival being held February 1-10, 2008 in Ely, Minnesota. The cornerstone of the festival is the International Snow Sculpting Symposium in Whiteside Park with 20 "amateur" blocks and 20 large "expert" blocks each carved by a three-person team.

New Novel Explores Bioterrorism and National Security Measures for WMDs

MOBILE, Ala. -- Pirate Island Press, an independent publisher of historical, medical and military fiction, announces the release of "The Jihad Germ," a novel of bioterrorism and national security (ISBN: 978-0-9799326). The Jihad Germ questions what will happen tomorrow and illuminates the risks of advanced bioengineering and gene manipulation in the hands of religious extremists.

Disaster Recovery America has Formulated a Web-based Solution to Help Families who Lack Disaster Emergency Plans

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- In 2007, the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) declared 63 major U.S. disasters. Almost every state in the country was affected, including Hawaii. In response to such emergency situations, Disaster Recovery America has formulated a Web-based emergency plan to help families and communities quickly get back on their feet.

LifeSpan Whole Body Vibration Plate Rated Best by Health Magazine

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Health Magazine says the LifeSpan VP1000 Whole Body Vibration Plate gives "...the best workout for the better price." The PCE Fitness LifeSpan VP1000 Vibration Plate was the clear favorite in a review of vibration trainers in Health's Jan/Feb 2008 issue. "With three-way vibration and handles, the LifeSpan VP1000 delivered."

Little-Known Short Film ‘Peege’ Named to National Film Registry

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Film maker and director Randal Kleiser's "Peege," a 28-minute movie about his grandmother, was named in December to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress, alongside such better-known classics as "Back to the Future," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," and "12 Angry Men." The 1972 production is distributed on DVD by St. Louis' Phoenix Learning Group.

New Laser Skin Resurfacing Procedure Offers Traditional Results with Fraction of Pain and Recovery Time

DETROIT, Mich. -- Though we were all born with smooth, baby-soft skin the effects of time and heredity begin to show on the faces of Detroiter's of all ages. Dr. Mark Berkowitz of Accents Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa has reintroduced many people to more vibrant, youthful, and healthy-looking skin with a single, 30-minute in-office treatment.

New York’s Implementation Solutions Celebrates its Newest Office in Sydney, Australia

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Implementation Solutions LLC, a technology consulting firm that services global investment management customers, announced today that it has formulated a subsidiary organization in Australia named Implementation Solutions PTY LTD. Simultaneously it also announced the opening of its seventh office, this time on Kent Street in Sydney, Australia.

SecurWireless Adds NWStealth to SecurVAR Program

LANDOVER, Md. -- SecurWireless, Inc., provider of wireless video surveillance solutions for government, state and local, and commercial applications, has named NWStealth, a division of Full Blast Technologies Inc, to its newly launched SecurVAR program. As the program's first Value Added Reseller, NWStealth is the first to receive marketing and sales advantages that enable them to offer best of breed wireless surveillance products.

Enhanced Steganography Detection Tool Available from Backbone Security

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Backbone Security, the market leader in advanced digital steganalysis tools, announced the newest version of their industry leading steganography application detection tool, Steganography Analyzer Artifact Scanner (StegAlyzerAS) today at the DoD Cyber Crime Conference 2008.

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.

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