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Abundant Biofuels Corporation Offers Low-Cost, Long-Term Contracts to Supply Jatropha Oil to U.S. Refiners with Under-Capacity Production Problems
MONTEREY, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Dr. Charles Fishel, Chairman of Abundant Biofuels Corporation, noted that 'There are about 100 biodiesel refineries operating below capacity and another 47 idle refineries in the United States, alone.' To help solve this problem, Abundant Biofuels provides standardized long-term contracts (5- or 10-years) in multiples of 50,000 barrels (2,100,000 gallons) of jatropha oil. Financing is available.
LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Ski Dazzle® Ski & Snowboard Shows announce their National Show Dates for Fall, 2009: Los Angeles: Los Angeles Convention Center - October 29, 30, 31 and November 1. Chicago: Donald E Stephens Convention Center - November 6, 7 and 8. Bay Area: San Jose Convention Center - November 13, 14, 15. Sacramento: Cal Expo Fairgrounds - November 21 and 22.
Lemonheads Co-Founder Comes Full Circle: Ben Deily's Varsity Drag Joins Evan Dando's The Lemonheads for NYC Show
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nearly 20 years after leaving cult band The Lemonheads to return to college and 'try to become a grown up,' co-founder and certified grown up Ben Deily has come full circle: his new band Varsity Drag makes their New York City debut this Thursday at the Bowery Ballroom, sharing the bill with old friend Evan Dando and The Lemonheads.
HOUSTON, Texas (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- From ashes to diamonds: Algordanza, a Switzerland-based company, memorializes deceased loved ones through the creation of innovative memorial diamonds. Algordanza's memorial diamonds are the result of a finely-tuned process whereby the ashes or hair from a deceased loved one are turned into genuine human diamonds that will last forever.
LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lion Technology, the nation's leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a unique four-day training series on the DOT, IATA, and IMDG regulations. On day one and two, Lion will cover the DOT rules during the 'Hazardous Materials Transportation Certification' workshop; day three will focus on 'Shipping Hazardous Materials by Air' - and day four will focus on 'Shipping Hazardous Materials by Vessel.'
ATLANTA, Ga. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- M2SYS Technology, an award-winning biometric technology research and development firm, announced today that Kronos Incorporated, the global leader in workforce management solutions, has chosen M2SYS to provide its customers with a desktop biometrics solution that seamlessly interfaces with Kronos time and attendance applications. M2SYS' Bio-SnapON™ biometric software supports fingerprint and finger vein identification, enabling Kronos customers to record employee time data with a single finger scan.
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- LifeModeler, Inc., the leading global provider of biomechanical human body simulation tools and services, has released LumbarSIM™, a new product that adds to its family of unique 'virtual prototyping' software. This latest innovation directly addresses the needs of orthopedic device manufacturers and surgeons seeking ways to respond to the growing numbers of patients experiencing lower back pain.
PAVILION, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Syntec Optics, the largest independent manufacturer of custom polymer optics in North America, has been certified to be in compliance with ISO 9001:2000. The certification audit was conducted by the Bureau Veritas Group. This recognition of Syntec's quality management system reinforces the company's credentials as a high precision manufacturer of injection molded polymer optics and opto-electronic assemblies. Syntec Optics integrates all steps of the process.
Trendara B2B Marketing Agency Achieves 600 Percent Increase in Lead Volume for Los Angeles Financial Services Company
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- 'Over the last 2 quarters we increased our client's online lead volume by over 600 Percent, and the landing page design and split-test techniques we deployed have resulted in conversion rates as high as 23 Percent,' says Rowe Morehouse, Principal Consultant at Trendara LLC. 'We've been able to deliver a huge increase in targeted leads, and they're coming in at a lower cost.'
Why Are Disney and Jonas Bros Fans Anticipating 2nd Season of Potty-Mouthed Comedy? Because They Shouldn't Be
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Tweens, teens and adults alike have been anxiously awaiting the sophomore season of the wacky politically-incorrect comedy with a heart, also known as Poor Paul, produced by Eye Scream Films. These same fans are also excited for the premiere of the Disney Channel's Princess Protection Program which happens to star Poor Paul's Kevin G. Schmidt (Young and the Restless, Cheaper by the Dozen) and Samantha Droke (Suite Life of Zack & Cody).
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to ForeclosureWarehouse, reports in the media have focused largely on small improvements in the real estate market in order to restore confidence to prospective home buyers. However, careful analysis of the data suggests the sluggish market and reduced home prices are not going anywhere any time soon.
Clinical Studies Validate Cancer Gene Delivery Platform: Landmark Publication Confirms Rexin-G Effectively Targets Metastatic Cancers and Improves Patient Survival
SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Epeius Biotechnologies stuns the medical and scientific communities with a dramatic demonstration of single-agent efficacy with its lead product, Rexin-G, for metastatic cancer. The landmark article documents the results of two related studies using Rexin-G, a tumor-targeted anti-cancer agent designed to seek-out and destroy metastatic cancers that have spread throughout the body.
MANDEVILLE, La. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Louisiana's Libertarian Party Senatorial Candidate Anthony 'Tony G' Gentile told supporters on Sunday not to fret about the lack of attention from the press. Jokingly he told friends and supporters, 'If I take my shirt off to win votes I'll actually lose votes, my belly's too big! I also have no need to seek out a madam.'
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Should companies still undertake diversity training in tough economic times? According to Robin Parker, Executive Director of the Beyond Diversity Resource Center, the answer is 'Yes, and more so.' Parker says that layoffs and company downsizing create job stress and greater cultural conflicts. 'Diversity training is especially critical in tough economic times,' said Parker.
DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Author and retired detective, Jim Benish, announces the release of a new book, 'Closed Eyes: Who's Killing Our Children?' (ISBN: 978-0-982-4249-0-2). In the book, the author examines the murder cases of two Colorado children - Tracy Neef and Alie Berrelez - and discovers striking similarities to the JonBenet Ramsey murder. He discusses a possible suspect and explains the connections.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- On June 1st CareerPerfect rolled out its new Web site as part of an ongoing commitment to providing best-of-class and highly accessible resume writing services, job search guidance, and quality career advice. For more than eight months, the company's product, development, and operations teams collaborated on design, content, and technical changes, which have improved the user experience.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ServiceFlags.com announced today its support of a measure introduced in Congress that would allow service flags to be flown by home owners without restriction. U.S. Representative, John Boccieri, recently introduced this bill that would ban neighborhood or homeowners' associations from restricting the flying of service flags.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. and CHARLOTTE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Jimmy Jazz, a leading urban clothing and footwear retailer, will be adding 2 more stores in the state of North Carolina. The new locations will be opening on June 18th at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville and Charlotte's Northlake Mall. Since the start of 2009, Jimmy Jazz has added stores in Raleigh-Durham and Winston-Salem. Other locations in the North Carolina market include Fayetteville, Cary and Greensboro.
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- CA Boom Show Tickets went on sale last week on the show's Web site, $20/day in advance, compared with $25/day at the door. The show has grown exponentially in its complexity and 'hipness,' combining everything relating to contemporary and non-traditional design under one roof, including visits to never-before seen, stunning architectural home in the Los Angeles area.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Fisherman's Quarters II is stepping up to the plate with their new Web site launch. Customers can now view menus online, check in for customer promotions and listen to their infamous jingle that promises to get people hooked. The menu at Fisherman's Quarters II is diverse and in addition to seafood, landlubbers will find steaks, pasta dishes and delicious salads and sandwiches.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, EASEUS released its upgraded version EASEUS Partition Master 4.0.1 to build on its success as a high quality, affordable, scalable partition management utility; now embedded with improved technology to resize and move both FAT and NTFS partitions without data loss; and new technology to extend a NTFS system partition without reboot, copy dynamic volume to basic disk and resize the basic disk.
Epeius Biotechnologies' Rexin-G Receives FDA Fast Track Designation for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer
SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Epeius Biotechnologies announced today that its lead product, Rexin-G, has been granted Fast Track designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a second-line treatment for advanced or metastatic pancreatic cancer. The FDA Fast Track program, like Priority Review and Accelerated Approval, was implemented to facilitate the development and expedite the review of potentially important new drugs.
RALEIGH, N.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In an effort to raise environmental awareness, Trance Fury, a TFR Records artist, recently released, 'Mother Earth and Father Time.' The CD has gained national attention and the Weather Channel is currently featuring the track, 'Carolina Shore,' on its Local on the 8s from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. All tracks evoke a sense of time and place. This new age-style music, often associated with environmentalism, is intended to create inspiration, encourage relaxation and to promote positive feelings.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Today, EASEUS released its upgraded version of EASEUS Partition Master 4.0.1 Server Edition, which provides innovative features to maximize server performance and minimize server downtime. EASEUS is a partition solution provider committed to delivering high quality and affordable partition management utilities. They have not disappointed Windows server users with their latest server partition manager, featuring new technology to extend the C drive which is NTFS without reboot.
PrettyMay Introduces Sangoma-Powered Skype PBX Gateway That Integrates Seamlessly with Legacy Systems
SUZHOU, China (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- PrettyMay Inc., the provider of Windows-based Skype PBX and Gateway products, today announced a new Skype PBX Gateway solution, powered by Sangoma(R) Technologies Corporation A200 and B600 series analog cards. Equipped with the Sangoma voice cards, the gateway now integrates seamlessly with existing PBX systems, as well as with external legacy networks.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A dark and brooding adaptation of the classic fairy tale, Snow White, will go into production this October. Several horror/fantasy film blogs broke the news about the new independent film production from Goodnight Film earlier this month. Connecticut filmmaker A.D. Calvo will introduce a much darker twist to the original Grimm fairytale, incorporating such controversial - but sadly topical and relevant - themes as drug abuse and teen suicide.
HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- God sometimes uses a surprise to get people's attention. For Moses it was a burning bush that was not consumed. In Los Angeles there is a Bible teacher and Pastor of a church that believes marijuana is for the healing of all nations. This pastor who recently ran for Mayor of Los Angeles was arrested three years ago and sentenced to nearly five years in jail, but has yet to serve a day. On Fox's Good Day L.A. with Jillian Barberie, Pastor Craig X Rubin, of Beverly Hills Green Cross, admitted, 'Yes, the City of Angels has spent millions of dollars trying to send me to jail.'
Streaming Movies, TV, and Music Industry Will Generate $78 Billion Over Six Years, says Insight Research Corp.
BOONTON, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Streaming video and music distributed across the Internet, an IP TV network, or a mobile handset will generate more than $78 billion in network-derived and content-derived revenue into the U.S. markets over the next six years, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. Streaming media refers to the transmission of digital audio and video files over an IP network or wireless network in real time or on-demand, while prohibiting users from storing the files locally.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- According to research by ForeclosureListings, during the last two years, the housing market has been suffering due to increasing numbers of foreclosure properties glutting the market. While this has been bad for homeowners who are losing their properties at unprecedented rates, investors have benefited from this trend. Housing values have gone down dramatically making many affordable for investors who can convert them into profitable rental properties and other investments.
CHICAGO, Ill. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Publisher Bob Skilnik, president of Gambrinus Media, announced his candidacy today for the role of United States 'Beer Nutrition Czar.' President Obama might soon be looking for another Czar who can help clarify the innumerable misconceptions about beer's historic role as a beverage of moderation, hopes Skilnik (although he has little faith that the President won't be able to resist saying 'more taxes' and 'beer' in the same sentence).
TAMPA, Fla. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Home foreclosures continue to rise and people continue to lose their jobs. That's why Campbell Law Firm, P.A., one of the nation's leading loss mitigation law firms, is making every effort to help people stay in their homes, primarily through loan modifications. These modifications reduce a homeowner's monthly mortgage payment and stop a pending foreclosure.
First time ever Andy Warhol and Steve Kaufman (teacher and his assistant – student) are having a Pop Art Show in...
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Centaur Art Galleries is pleased to present the art work of Andy Warhol, who passed away in 1987, and his former assistant, Steve Kaufman. The exhibition of the 'Master' and his 'student,' reunited at last and exhibited together, is Centaur Art Galleries' most ambitious undertaking in more than 20 years.
Bioenergy Life Project Announces Community Event to Document Benefits of Bioenergy on Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Bioenergy Life Project announces the first community event to document the benefits of Bioenergy therapy on Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. The event will last from July 13th to 16th 2009 at the Marina Del Rey Hotel, Marina Del Rey, Calif. The Bioenergy Life Project offers the public a free opportunity to experience a unique, safe and gentle alternative solution to long term, chronic illness.
CityMade Logistics, a Division of CityMade, Inc., Recently Secured a Contract with ThirstMonger to Provide Direct-to-Consumer Order Fulfillment Services
BUFFALO, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- ThirstMonger is a division of GTG Beverages, a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based ABARTA. ABARTA operates multiple Coca-Cola(R) beverage companies which includes the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Buffalo and is ranked as the 8th largest bottler of Coca-Cola in the United States. CityMade will warehouse, inventory and store ThirstMonger products in its Buffalo-based warehouse and will process, pack and ship orders directly to customers.
MortgageDashboard Loan Origination System Adds Identity Theft Solutions for Mortgage Lenders and Institutions Plus Borrower Protection for a Year
DENVER, Colo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Identity theft solutions from Majestic Security and idBUSINESS are available through MortgageDashboard, a leading on demand loan origination system enabling paperless mortgage processing for lenders, credit unions and banks. When originated through MortgageDashboard, mortgages will include a full year of borrower identity theft protection through Majestic Security's Because We Care initiative.
VINELAND, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Most people believe change starts at the top. But when it comes to greening your supply chain, change really starts at the bottom - with your choice of pallets. That's what Michael Smith, C.O.O. of PALNET, a nationwide supplier of environmentally-friendly wooden pallets, believes. And he should know, he's been in the pallet business for more than 20 years.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Girls Write Now (GWN), New York's premier creative writing and mentoring organization for high school girls, today announced its annual spring reading, the culmination of another year of developing New York's best young writers. On Sunday, June 14, please join us for an afternoon with participants in the program and the women who inspire them -- featuring Amy Robach, National Correspondent for NBC's Today and National Book Award Nominee Jean Thompson, whose new book is 'Do Not Deny Me' (ISBN: 978-1416595632).
WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Perillo Tours, the leading tour operator to Italy, offers a recession-busting deal this summer on the glamorous Amalfi Coast. Its 'Amalfi Adventure' of seven days and five nights starts at just $1,492 per person double occupancy (and tops out at only $1,750). Even at its high end, the values are sweet: roundtrip nonstop transatlantic air, five-nights with breakfast at the newly renovated, four-star Hotel Villa Romana, a nightly four-course dinner - as well as taxes and fuel surcharges.
PHOENIX, Ariz. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Hilton Phoenix Chandler is offering FREE MEETINGS throughout summer 2009. The hotel is a newly-constructed, upscale suburban hotel that features over 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, 197 guest rooms, Lobby Bar, and The Grill a full service restaurant. The Grill features Premium Aged Sirloins, Sustainable Seafood, and Free Range Poultry. Served with piping hot artisan breads and signature cocktails, the restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
SAN MARINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Epeius Biotechnologies' Rexin-G is the world's smallest hero. Imagine if you will, a tiny particle that can travel freely within the human body seeking out cancerous tissues and metastatic tumors that have spread far and wide. Imagine an entire army of these tiny nano-particles seeking out and accumulating to high concentrations within the flagrant, otherwise intractable tumors with one goal in mind: to destroy the metastatic cancers from the inside.
Insurance Leader Praises Senator Kennedy for Promoting Long-Term Care Aid for All Americans as Part of Health Reform
KIRKLAND, Wash. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The traditionally conservative insurance industry can come to terms with a Democratic Congress on health reform, according to one insurance leader, Denise Gott, who today heaped praise on Senator Edward Kennedy (D-MA) for his crusading efforts. 'He sees more clearly than anyone the need to reform not only acute health care, but long-term care, which affects the quality of life and pocketbooks of virtually every American family,' she says. Gott is Chairman of the Board of LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP).
NEW YORK, N.Y. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Precision Aerospace Components, Inc. (OTCBB:PAOS / PAOS.ob) has, through its subsidiary Tiger-Tight Corp., obtained the exclusive rights for the United States and Canada to distribute the full line of a proprietary locking washers to be produced by ESK Ceramics, of Germany, a subsidiary of Ceradyne Corp. (CRDN).
Publishers Newswire Announced Today its Latest List of Books to Bookmark, for the First Half of 2009
REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Publishers Newswire, an online resource for small publishers, as well as lesser known and first-time book authors, has announced its latest semi-annual 'Books to Bookmark' list, for the first half of 2009. This list is a round-up of new and interesting books which are often missed due to not originating from 'big name' authors, or major New York book publishing houses.
KEY WEST, Fla., June 5 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- In lieu of a rocky start to 2009, Almost There Charters sees the tide beginning to turn. As a result, they have assembled three different fishing bailout plans to thank their current customers for their continued loyalty and to welcome new customers to rejuvenate their spirit.
GRAHAM, Texas, June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Routinely recognized as an industry leader for their implementation of cutting edge technologies and delivering exceptional value, Southern Bleacher and project partner Aztec Galvanizing Services recently received their 3rd Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing award. The award, bestowed annually by The American Galvanizers Association (AGA), is awarded to only the premier manufacturers in the world that employ industry-leading galvanizing processes.
ARLINGTON, Texas, June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The MyGlengarry.com Conservation Trust invites participants of the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games, taking place at the Maverick Stadium in Arlington, June 5 through June 7, to extend these Scottish festivities and take a unique Second Life tour of the Scottish Citadel, Invergarry Castle. The tour is scheduled to take place on June 8 at 2 p.m. and is open to all Texas residents.
Virtual Law Partners Welcomes Ari Kahan, Michael Powlen, Andy Toebben, Brian Swanson and Geoff Ossias
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Virtual Law Partners LLP (VLP) has announced that Ari Kahan, Michael Powlen, Andy Toebben, Brian Swanson and Geoff Ossias have joined the firm as partners. 'VLP's new partners continue to develop the firm's substantive practice areas and jurisdictional reach,' said RoseAnn Rotandaro, VLP's President and Co-Founder. 'Their collective expertise and diverse experience strengthens and expands VLP's corporate representation for clients.'
NEW ORLEANS, La., June 4 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- From July 6-14th the town of Pamplona, Spain becomes a daredevil's paradise, when people gather for Sanfermines. Many may not know it by that name, but they are sure to know about its main attraction: the Running of the Bulls (encierro). New Orleans now hosts its own homage to this event from July 10-12th, called the San Fermin in Nueva Orleans festival (SFNO), brought to you by Nola Bulls, LLC.