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Valerie Gotten

Valerie Gotten
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Valerie G has been an editor with California Newswire for several years, is a gifted theremin player, can quote copious lines from 'Red Dwarf' and also knows where her towel is. Oddly, she does not drive, nor does she take the bus. She identifies as both human and democrat.

Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. Secures West-Coast and British Columbia Distributorship for Lehmann & Michels, GmbH

SEATTLE, Wash. -- Seattle-based Trans Marine Propulsion Systems, Inc. (TMPS), known worldwide for their diesel service and engineering department, has secured the distribution, sales and service agreement with Lehmann & Michels, GmbH. (Lemag) of Hamburg, Germany, for the west coast of the United States, which includes Alaska and Hawaii.

PreViser and White Cross GmbH Partner in Germany to Provide Oral Disease and Risk Analysis

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -- PreViser Corporation, a Washington State-based provider of patented oral disease and risk assessment software technology to the dental industry, announced today the finalization of a licensing agreement with White Cross GmbH of Lindau, Germany, to market PreViser technology to dentists within Germany, Austria and portions of Switzerland.

Eularis to Address Marketing Return at Measuring Marketing ROI in Pharma Conference in London

NEW YORK, N.Y. and LONDON, U.K. -- Dr. Andree Bates, president of the pharmaceutical analytics company Eularis, will be delivering a presentation on meeting the challenges of measuring ROI within the changing dynamics of the pharma industry.

A New Meta-Site for Ticket Brokers and Buyers Called Backstage Broker Hits The Web

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- BackstageBroker.com is proud to announce the launch of their event ticket comparison website. Backstage Broker does not sell tickets, it "brokers" ticket buyers with the best providers in the secondary ticket industry. Backstage Broker is the first premier meta-site for ticket brokers and it offers a one-stop-shop solution for consumers, providing a marketplace for ticket resellers.

Losing Weight But Still Have Belly Bulge? asks The Carter-Reed Company

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- You diet... you exercise... you're taking the latest diet pill... and... you're even losing weight. But take a look in the mirror... you still have that unsightly belly bulge. Twenty pounds lighter and you still look... fat! How in the world can that be possible? As it turns out, the same diet that's helping you lose weight might actually be causing you to retain figure-destroying belly fat.

Relios Jewelry Wraps up 2007 as Biggest Year Ever!

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- 2007 will go down in the books as a banner year for Relios Jewelry, America's largest manufacturer of natural lifestyle designer jewelry. Relios saw gross sales skyrocket in 2007 to more than 30-percent over 2006.

Gorell Receives Energy Star Award for Fifth Consecutive Year

INDIANA, Pa. -- Gorell Windows & Doors has again been recognized as the only window manufacturer in the country to receive the prestigious ENERGY STAR(R) Partner of the Year "Sustained Excellence" Award. Gorell received the award for the third consecutive year-from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-for its continued leadership in protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

President Tuxedo Expands ‘Bux for Tux’ Donations to High Schools in Lower Michigan

WARREN, Mich. -- President Tuxedo, a regional company providing men's formal wear, is expanding its "Bux for Tux-Giving Back to Education" school donation program throughout lower Michigan and south to Toledo in Ohio.

Myo-Med, Tom Brady and STG Media Corp. Team Up to Jump Start Myo-Med’s 2008 Advertising Campaign

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Superbowl quarterback, Tom Brady has agreed to be the face of Myo-Med, for the launch of their 2008 media campaign. BioForce, the makers of Myo-Med, recently appointed STG Media Corp. as their agency of record to assist them in creating brand awareness among athletes and arthritis sufferers nationwide.

Tests Show NevaSlip Anti-Slip Floor Treatment is Safe for Environment, Perfect for ‘Green Building’

LYNN, Mass. -- Independent laboratory testing of the formula that NevaSlip(TM) anti-slip floor service uses to make architectural stone and tile floors slip resistant shows it to be 100% environmentally safe, even as it gives those floors a Static Coefficient of Friction (SCOF) rating that meets or exceeds current federal ADA regulations.

International Group Launches Plan For Global Commons

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- An unprecedented move to gather worldwide commentary on a new "global commons" was announced today in Berlin by an international coalition including the Philadelphia nonprofit organization, Centre for Global Negotiations.

iExplore Expands Into The United Kingdom

CHICAGO, Ill. and LONDON, England -- Chicago-based iExplore formally announced its global expansion plans, with today's launch of www.iExplore.co.uk, targeting adventure travelers in the U.K. It is the company's first formal effort outside of the U.S. since the company launched in 1999. iExplore is hoping to become the #1 ranked website for adventure and experiential travel in the U.K. within the next couple years.

Bondtrac, Inc. Launches Direct Counterparty Fixed-Income Live Order Message System

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. -- Bondtrac, Inc., a privately-held fixed-income information and analytics provider announced today the launch of Bondtrac Live Order Message, a pre-trade disclosed direct counterparty message system for the fixed income industry. The Live Order Message system maintains full price transparency with orderable offerings directly between counterparties without intermediary mark-up or commissions.

Former American Idol Contestant Antonella Barba Becomes Spokesperson for ElectionMall’s Voter Space

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- American Idol's season six brought Antonella Barba into public view. Despite leading in Internet polling and search engines, Antonella was eliminated (sounds like a fate known by certain politicians). Now Antonella is back in the spotlight but not for glamour or show biz. The senior at Catholic University is reaching out to the new generation of voters by singing the National Anthem, promoting talking avatars, and addressing first time voters on their essential participation for a better democracy.

Interim HealthCare Honors Social Workers During the Month of March

SUNRISE, Fla. -- Interim HealthCare, one of the nation's largest home care and health care staffing companies, proudly recognizes the important role Social Workers play in home care, hospice and hospitals throughout the year and during National Social Work Month.

New Luxury Men’s Footwear Brand, Ryan Rowe, Launches

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- A breath of fresh air enters men's fashion with the launch of Ryan Rowe, a new luxury men's footwear brand available in March at Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom and fine retail outlets nationwide. Ryan Rowe is on target with the current shift of men's increased focus on style.

Harper Arrington Publishing Releases New Clothing and Shoe Design Software for Fashion Industry

DETROIT, Mich. -- Harper Arrington Publishing LLC today announced the release of The Creative Pack 1 upgrade for Digital Fashion Pro - Fashion Design System. The Digital Fashion Pro System is an innovative solution that gives fashion designers, students, and even ordinary people the tools they need to design their own cutting edge fashion collection using digital fabrics and garment templates.

Pareto Building Improvement Publishes Guidebook to Help Building Professionals Achieve Highest Level of Success in an Increasingly Challenging Market

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Pareto Building Improvement announces a new guidebook on commercial building development and construction that assists working professionals to manage in an increasingly challenging market - "Choosing Project Success: A Guide for Building Professionals" (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-0-0).

Racing Through Recession: Branding Lessons from The Daytona 500

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- "Every February for the last 50 years, stock car enthusiasts across the country have packed their sunscreen and descended on Daytona," said Ethan Whitehill, CEO of Two West, Inc. "This year, unfortunately, the economy also decided to head south for vacation."

Eliminate Laundry from the To-Do List: Dallas-Based Laundry Limo Picks up and Delivers

DALLAS, Texas -- The hamper is full, the kids are screaming and the phone is ringing. Who has time for laundry? Laundry Limo, LLC, serving the Dallas/Fort Worth area, has the answer and the time. With one phone call, or click of the mouse, laundry is picked up, processed and safely delivered back home.

North Carolina’s Whisper Mountain Property Chosen for Southern Living 2008 Green Idea House

MARSHALL, N.C. -- Whisper Mountain, located outside of the city of Asheville in the heart of western North Carolina, is a community where conservation and preservation meet. That's why Southern Living has chosen this community as the location for their first 2008 green Idea House.

New Memoir by Former U.S. Military Officer/West Point Grad Speaks About Drug Addiction in the Military

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- In the forthcoming memoir, "An Officer and A Junkie: From West Point to the Point of No Return" (ISBN: 0-7573-0639-6, HCI Books - $15.95 - March 2008) author and West Point graduate Michael Winder tells the powerful and fascinating true story of his drug-induced descent into literal madness - while serving as an officer in the United States Army.

The Independent says StriVectin the Only ‘Great’ Serum for Mature, Aging Complexions

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Wildly popular among 30-somethings who don't want to look a single day older and just as popular with 50-somethings who'd like to look 40 again, StriVectin(R)-HS Hydro-Thermal Deep Wrinkle Serum(TM) from Klein-Becker has now been singled out as the only "great" beauty serum for older complexions by The Independent, a leading British newspaper, in a just published "beauty serum" ranking.

Boston HR Consulting Firm KGA Inc. Hires New Account Executive

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- KGA Inc., a human resources consulting firm based in Framingham, Mass., has hired Betsy Pratt as its account executive. According to KGA President Kathleen Greer, the newly created position involves overseeing approximately half of the company's Employee Assistance Program (EAP) accounts, as well as improving upon and building new client relationships.

M2SYS Introduces Revolutionary Biometric Artificial Intelligence Technology to Reduce Fingerprint Software False Reject Rates

ATLANTA, Ga. -- M2SYS, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today the release of their newest fingerprint biometrics innovation: Bio-AI(TM). This exciting new artificial intelligence enhancement uses a unique "dynamic profiling" technique to learn about a person's fingerprints over time. This knowledge enables the fingerprint software to take actions that mitigate the chance of generating a false reject following a fingerprint scan.

LocaModa Connects Social Networks to Social Locations with Interactive Out-of-Home Platform

BOSTON, Mass. -- LocaModa Inc. today introduced breakthrough social connectivity to its interactive Out-of-Home platform. LocaModa 3.0 enables mobile consumers to control and interact with social media around them using any mobile phone on any network, while also giving their friends online a window into what's happening via websites such as Facebook.

Long Term Care Newsletter Helps Preserve Solvency & Sanity While Caring for Loved One

KIRKLAND, Wash. -- If you suddenly have to care for an incapacitated parent or spouse, the impact can be life-changing. Rising care costs can devour your estate or inheritance. And your loved one's daily needs can make you into a full-time caregiver.

Gluten-Free Restaurant Recommendations Double in Less Than 3 Months on Glutenfreeonthego.com

CHICAGO, Ill. -- Based on the exploding demand for special diets supported by the gluten-free and food allergy communities, Glutenfreeonthego.com has more than doubled its North American listings within a 3-month timeframe. The world's largest on-line directory of gluten-free eating establishments now includes 1000-plus gluten-free pizzerias, bakeries, restaurants, hotels, spas and even breweries across the U.S. and Canada!

STG Media Corp and STG Retail Direct Push the Limits on National Beverage Distribution

TEMPE, Ariz. -- STG Media Corp and STG Retail Direct are taking the beverage market to the next level by launching the Extenze Beverage, the first and largest male enhancement drink on the market. "We are very excited to bring this product to market. It's a one of a kind product, and while it's targeting the male consumer, it still brings something for the ladies," COO of STG Media, Kristen Orton said.

Imagine Tomorrow Attains One Third Share of Early Childhood Computer Education Market

WESTWOOD, N.J. -- Imagine Tomorrow, a leading provider of computer classes developmentally designed for young learners, announced today that the company has attained a 33 percent share of the computer-based early childhood education market.

AERC.com, Inc. Bolsters Com-Cycle’s HIPAA Data Compliance Services with Key Acquisition

FLANDERS, N.J. -- AERC.com, Inc., the nation's leading full-service secure data management and recycling company, announces the expansion of its secure data destruction and disposal operations as a result of assets acquired Monday, January 7, from DynTek, a leading technology services provider.

LuraTech Improves Performance of Document Processing Solution

BOSTON, Mass. -- LuraTech, Inc., a leading provider of open, ISO-compliant JPEG2000 and PDF/A technology, has added to new features to its robust LuraDocument(R) PDF Compressor Server document processing solution. The first feature - multi-core processor support - enables users to process documents faster while avoiding per page usage charges with LuraTech's unique unlimited usage licensing structure.

The Vacation Never Ends with Unique New Travel Group Planner

DENVER, Colo. -- Can't get everyone together at the same time? Trying to juggle schedules to organize a family reunion? Help is on the way. Vacation Never Ends, LLC announces the launch of a new web site that brings together family and friends for easy trip and event planning.

Fair Trade Retailer Ten Thousand Villages Promotes Shopping Locally to Help Women Globally

AKRON, Pa. -- Every year on March 8, millions gather in rallies and parades around the world to honor the achievements of women on International Women's Day, an occasion relatively unknown in the United States. Fair trade retailer Ten Thousand Villages will join forces with a national domestic violence prevention organization to celebrate the event in March.

Unison SoC Open Source RTOS Targets Microchip Technology’s Microcontrollers

NUREMBERG, Germany -- RoweBots Research Inc., a Waterloo supplier of software tools and embedded system consulting, today announced the launch of Unison(TM) Version 4 for the 32 bit PIC32(R) micro-controller (MCU) family from Microchip Technology (NASDAQ:MCHP), a leading supplier of micro-controllers and analog semiconductors.

Public Service Emergency Care Seminars Offered in Virginia

HEATHSVILLE, Va. -- Safe Return! Wilderness Emergency Care & Survival Training Center, an independent American Safety and Health Institute authorized training center, is offering schools, groups, and organizations with outdoor and public safety interests free medical emergency care seminars as an outreach and public information service.

Chicago Broker Thomas J Bradley to Acquire $30M in Restaurants

CHICAGO, Ill. -- As Chicago's specialist for restaurant and tavern transactions, Tom Bradley, Broker, will be seeking a "multi-location transaction" or the purchase of a small restaurant chain. Thomas J Bradley & Associates owns and operates the BradleyBrokers.com website which generates Illinois' largest, most targeted, web traffic in this brokerage segment.

Stephen W. King Joins LocaModa to Strengthen Sales Team as Social Platform Offerings Take Off

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- LocaModa Inc., a leading out-of-home social platform provider, announced today that Stephen W. King has joined the company as Vice President of Sales. Mr. King has over 10 years of experience selling interactive advertising and social media at Dotomi, Monster and Facebook.

Biometric Signature ID CEO Jeff Maynard to Speak at InnoTech San Antonio on Identity Fraud Reduction

DALLAS, Texas -- Biometric Signature ID ("BSI") announces that its CEO, Jeff Maynard, will be a featured speaker at InnoTech, the Business & Technology Innovation Conference to take place at the Norris Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Maynard is scheduled to speak on Thursday March 6, 2007 at 8:30 a.m. on a very popular topic entitled "Biometric Signatures for Identity Authentication and Reduction in Identity Fraud."

Petrobras is World’s Most Sustainable Oil/Gas Company 2008 According to M&E

MADRID, Spain -- Petrobras is the world's most sustainable oil/gas company according to the 5th annual oil/gas ranking by the sustainability research and rating firm Management & Excellence (M&E, Madrid & Sao Paulo).

Former NFL Coach Mike Ditka Promotes New Resorts in Florida

ORLANDO, Fla. -- "Da Coach" Mike Ditka, former NFL Coach of the 1985 Super Bowl champs, the Chicago Bears, will soon celebrate his latest victory with the official grand opening of the first two Mike Ditka Resorts in Orlando, Lighthouse Key Resort & Spa and Runaway Beach Club Resort.

Boston HR Company KGA Inc. Faces Pandemic Potential Head-On

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- It's the worst-case scenario: a dangerous outbreak, a devastating man- or nature-driven disaster. KGA Inc. (www.kgreer.com), a Greater Boston human resources consulting firm, appreciates the potential for a crisis to affect not only its clients, but also its own internal operations. On January 14, 2008, KGA Inc. tested a plan to ensure the company remains operational in the event a pandemic or catastrophe prevents employees from accessing its headquarters.

Passers-by and Web Users Interact with Jumbli(TM) on Times Square Digital Screen

BOSTON, Mass. -- LocaModa Inc., pioneers of mobile and web-based interactive out-of-home media, today announce their platform integration with Clear Channel Spectacolor's giant 40' by 40' digital screen in New York's premier Times Square location. LocaModa's platform enables out-of-home signage to be controlled by mobile consumers and visible from the web.

Outspoken Willie Nelson: Impeach Bush, ‘Throw The Bastards Out’

AUSTIN, Texas -- American icon Willie Nelson says he supports efforts to impeach President Bush and "throw the bastards out," adding that the administration will do anything to stay in power, including staging an event to cancel the election. In his second appearance this month, Nelson told The Alex Jones Show today that he supported Dennis Kucinich's attempt to impeach Bush.

Two Oregon Men, Eric Pepin and Jamison Priebe, Cleared of all Sex Charges

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- Washington county judge Steven L. Price said he had questions regarding the accuracy of the accuser's testimony. The judge's statement came after 5 days of trial (case #C061748CR) where he found Eric Pepin and Jamison Priebe not guilty of all charges.

IBC Energy Saving Insulated Electrical Box Expected to be Incorporated Into New Homes

BREVARD, N.C. -- Insulation Business Consultants announced today that the firm has developed a means of maintaining the thermal integrity of exterior walls, eliminating the voids in the insulation where electrical boxes (switch and receptacle boxes), create significant holes in the residential thermal envelope.

TenthGate International Retains Sandler Communications

BRADENTON, Fla. -- TenthGate International, Inc. (PINK:TGTI / OTCPK: TGTI), ("TenthGate"), an innovative medical holding company uniquely positioned to acquire and for development of life changing technologies, announced today the engagement of Sandler Communications, LLC ("SC"), a financial communications company, to assist TenthGate with its public and investor communications.

Recent Study Suggests ‘Diet Pill’ May Reduce Acne Breakouts

NEW YORK, N.Y. -- As crazy as it sounds, recent studies conducted at Stanford and Wake Forest Schools of Medicine suggest there's a connection between stubborn stress-related belly bulge, unsightly acne flare-ups and the so-called "Belly Fat" pill, Relacore(R)... and that link is stress. By now we've all heard that stress increases cortisol and cortisol increases "belly fat." While this may be terrible news for millions of us who seem to be stressed-out even on the best of days, it turns out to be great news for the Carter-Reed Company.

Internationally Acclaimed Spanish Master Painter Ramon Vilanova Coming to New Jersey

SUMMIT, N.J. -- Internationally acclaimed Spanish Master Painter Ramon Vilanova is coming to Summit, New Jersey. He will be in Summit on Saturday, March 8 and Sunday, March 9 to unveil a new collection of Plein-Air paintings. The masterworks collection is featured in the new book of his paintings entitled "Miradas"; the third monograph published featuring the works of this phenomenal artist. Cosmopolitan Fine Art will host a reception and book signing for the artist.

Titan Wood Announces Opening of Americas’ Headquarters in Texas

DALLAS, Texas -- Titan Wood has announced the official opening of its Americas' headquarters office in Dallas, Texas. The company's CEO and several other top executives will be based in Dallas. "In light of demand throughout the Americas, we are pleased to be increasing our presence in the U.S.," Willy Patterson-Brown, Chairman, Titan Wood, said.

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