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BAI – CONIX Webinar Explores Cost Savings, Risk Management, and Improved Compliance through Exception Processing Acceleration
MANCHESTER, Vt. -- Banks that focus on reducing the impact of exception items in their payment processing operations by moving Day 2 processes to Day 1 can achieve decreased costs, more effective risk management, and improvements in auditory compliance, according to CONIX Systems, Inc., which developed content for the upcoming June 8 BAI webinar entitled, Acceleration of Exception Payment Processing: 'The Next Big Thing.'
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Election Mall and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq:MSFT) today announced a strategic partnership to provide the one-stop technology shop for running and winning political and issue advocacy campaigns. As part of the relationship, the companies introduced Campaign Cloud, an integrated set of customizable technologies, from online collaboration to robust Web presence. The two companies announced the relationship today at Personal Democracy Forum Conference 2010.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. -- Bookbinder Specialties, a PA Preferred Company, will introduce two new all natural and gluten-free clam chowders at the 5th Annual PA Preferred Giant Buyer Vendor Show at the Harrisburg Farm Show Complex & Exposition Center on June 10, 2010.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- What: Press Availability with Microsoft and ElectionMall. Who: Stan Freck, Director of U.S. Public Sector Cloud Services at Microsoft and Ravi Singh, CEO and Founder of ElectionMall.com. 10am EDT, Friday June 4, at the Personal Democracy Forum Conference 2010, The Graduate Center - B. Altman Building - Breakout C, The City University of New York.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- International Document Services (IDS), a mortgage document preparation vendor for closing documents, initial disclosures and reverse documents, now offers its mortgage lender customers e-signature options through its flagship idsDoc platform.
DataTrac Mortgage Lending Platform Integration with Document Express Enables Seamless Delivery of Loan Closing Products and Services
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Del Mar DataTrac, Inc., the leading provider of affordable end-to-end mortgage lending automation solutions, and an industry pioneer in business intelligence, document imaging and management, now offers a seamless integration developed by its document preparation partner Document Express enabling DataTrac users to order their initial disclosures, loan closing documents, and analysis without leaving the DataTrac screen.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Lion Technology Inc., a nationally recognized regulatory compliance training firm, will present its two-day Hazardous/Toxic Waste Management workshop series during the month of July and August. The course is designed for compliance professionals who must be trained annually under the RCRA hazardous waste regulations. Workshops will be held in South Eastern US states during July and August, 2010.
CLAREMONT, Calif. -- Edward Professional Advisors announces that in a close, but historic vote late last night, the Compton City Council voted 3-2 to establish a new Compton Community Police Department. After 10 years of receiving police services from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the Compton City Council voted last night to establish a new Compton Community Police Department and end its contractual relationship with the sheriff's department.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) have stepped up enforcement to reduce undeclared and illegal hazmat shipments via airline, truck, rail, and ship. Undeclared shipments of hazardous materials are predominately aerosols and flammable liquids (e.g., paint and paint-related materials), as well as batteries, fireworks, dry ice, perfume products, and cigarette lighters.
Enterprise Spending on Carrier Ethernet Services Will Top $37 Billion Over Five Years, says Insight Research
BOONTON, N.J. -- US enterprises and consumers are expected to spend more than $37 billion over the next five years on Ethernet services provided by carriers, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation. With metro-area and wide-area Ethernet services readily available from virtually all major data service providers, the market is expected to grow at a compounded rate of almost 25 percent.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- EASEUS Software, the provider of innovative and professional data recovery software, has been receiving widespread acclaim from almost all editors and users worldwide for the latest release of its free data recovery software, EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition. All the reviewers and users come to evaluate this freeware's ability to recover lost files from different storage media and give their thumbs-up after a test drive.
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- PETAP, LLC presents its distance learning and online schools directory for higher education. The online schools and colleges directory provides students with information about where and how to obtain certificates, diplomas, degrees, and other educational resources.
Advanced Phase I and Phase II Studies of Targeted Gene Delivery Confirm That Rexin-G Impacts Survival in Chemotherapy-resistant Bone and Soft...
SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announces the results of the clinical trial entitled 'Advanced Phase I/II Evaluation of Tumor-Targeted Gene Delivery: Intravenous Rexin-G as Stand Alone Therapy for Chemotherapy-resistant Bone and Soft Tissue Sarcoma' at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 8, 2010. The presentation will be discussed by Dr. Kristen N. Ganjoo, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto CA.
CANTON, Ohio -- Ohio Gratings, Inc. has expanded its popular Wheels n' Heels line of heavy duty steel grating to include the Metro and InVent styles. The new styles offer all of the advantages of the original Wheels n' Heels with some recent additional features.
FREMONT, Calif. -- TeamF1, Inc., the leader in embedded networking and security software, today announced that it will demonstrate several small and medium business (SMB) and home area networking software solutions from June 1 to June 3 during the Computex Taipei tradeshow, the second largest international computer and electronics exhibition in its 30th anniversary this year.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- The Women of Africa Marketplace debuts in Vienna, described as Europe's Cultural Capital, to be held from July 30 through August 15, 2010 at the beautiful Danube Island in Vienna. California based World Women Trade Fair announced today that it has chosen the 'Afrika-Tage-Wein,' a popular social and cultural event, to launch the first Women of Africa Marketplace; theme: Promoting African Women Economic Empowerment through Trade.
DAYTON, N.J. -- On Memorial Day GlassesUSA.com is honoring the United States military members and their families. The e-commerce leader in online optical products is offering a large discount on their prescription glasses and sunglasses for Memorial Day. The discount is aimed at offsetting the cost of prescription eyewear for military members and their families - outside of what is offered by the United States military.
WAYNE, N.J. -- The Ballantine Corporation has announced that they will be exhibiting at upcoming trade shows including Digital Marketing Days, the Bridge Conference, and the PIMA MidYear Meeting. Ballantine is a direct marketing production company with services including direct mail, copy and design, email marketing and personalized URLs.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Memorial Day is here and EASEUS will make your day memorable! Just as the CEO of EASEUS Software claimed a few days ago, 'We will challenge the traditional data recovery software industry and liberate our users from the limitations that most commercial data recovery software places on users. Users who choose and use our software will be given full control over the software without any limitation.'
MIAMI, Fla. -- When retired neurologist Ron Wilk began his second career as a thriller writer, people began asking how he made the transition. With the recent release of 'Papal Rogues' by Langdon Street Press, Wilk created a blog on his website to address the many questions he has received from fans.
ELY, Minn. -- The Ely Winter Festival board has announced the dates of the 17th annual Festival to be February 3 - 13, 2011. The 10-day Festival will include events for the whole family, outdoors enthusiasts, art lovers, and even those who think that they don't enjoy winter weather.
CINCINNATI, Ohio -- For those managers and supervisors who need an in-depth overview of today's environmental regulations, Lion Technology Inc., the nation's leading regulatory compliance training firm, will soon be presenting its Complete Environmental Regulations workshop in the area. Key topics include air quality, water quality, chemical controls, and waste management. Students will learn how to comply with new requirements, including new reporting responsibilities.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Helping songwriters in every way possible, Golosio Publishing creates music videos for artists who have recorded songs from their catalog. The latest is a song by John Scott G called 'Smokescreen,' and the video is now on both YouTube and FookMovie under the name 'Smokescreen by JSG.'
Fundraising Book Wins Indie Book Award, Offering Ideas for People Who Raise Money to Help Homeless Animals
SANDPOINT, Idaho -- A new book called 'Funds to the Rescue: 101 Fundraising Ideas for Humane and Animal Rescue Groups' (ISBN: 978-0-9749245-9-5; LCCN: 2009905962; Logical Expressions, Inc.) was named the Winner in the How To category of the 2010 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
BAI – CONIX Systems Exception Processing Acceleration Webinar Features Paul Carrubba, BB&T's Tim Dillow, and DSS President Carl Bortol
MANCHESTER, Vt. -- An upcoming June 8 BAI webinar entitled, Acceleration of Exception Payment Processing: 'The Next Big Thing,' will feature commentary by noted attorney and bank payments expert Paul Carrubba, BB&T payments executive Tim Dillow, and Data Support Systems President and Founder Carl Bortol.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Pathbuilders Inc. kicked-off its 2010 Achieva program on May 21 at Cobb Galleria with 70 high-potential women from 39 companies. Fifteen of the companies are new to the Pathbuilders client roster: AFC Enterprises, Inc, Atlanta Education Fund, Bard Medical, Carter's, Cbeyond, EarthLink, Inc., Equifax, Georgia Institute of Technology, Habif, Arogeti & Wynne, LLP, Imerys North America Performance Minerals, Manhattan Associates, Moore Colson, OFS, The Coca-Cola Company, and Troutman Sanders LLP.
Nautilus Press (The Nautilus Works) Announces the June 1 Publication of Connie Tamaddon's Surprising Silhouettes
SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Nautilus Press announced today the June 1 publication of Connie Tamaddon's 'Surprising Silhouettes' (Nautilus Press, ISBN: 978-0-9778018-3-1, $19.95, June 1, 2010). Photographer Connie Tamaddon uses the properties of light and shadow to create a clever read-out-loud guessing game that illustrates that not everything is as it first seems.
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- In a show of support to the victims of the 12 January disastrous earthquake which devastated several main towns in Haiti, Palm Beach County Haiti Relief Coalition (PBC/HRC) is proud to announce a Call to Action Symposium to bring help and support to the many victims of this catastrophe.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Four (4) Griffin Pest Solutions employees successfully earned their Associated Certified Entomologist (ACE) certification from The Entomological Society of America (ESA). They include company vice president Jeff Spencer, service managers Jim Moyer and Brian Kuemin, and service technician John Dawson.
SASKATOON, Canada -- People need a variety of challenging exercises to stimulate the whole brain. PuzzleMaster.ca offers an extensive line of puzzles, brain teasers, jigsaw puzzles, board games and more, for people who want to jog their brains outside of the usual video game.
'My Blankee,' a Favorite Baby Blanket of Hollywood Stars, is Now Available at BrianGavinDiamonds.com
HOUSTON, Texas -- Brian Gavin announced this week, that through a special arrangement, he will offer 'My Blankee,' the popular baby blanket of the stars, on his Web site. The Brian Gavin Signature orange-colored My Blankee will be given as a special complimentary gift to all customers who make a new mother's gift, or push present purchase of $1,000 or more from Brian Gavin Diamonds.
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. -- Multi-Flow Industries announces a new line of lemonade beverages, branded under the Harvest Squeeze Juice label. The brand will support Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, which has raised over $30 Million to support childhood cancer research. Harvest Squeeze Lemonade, along with the other Harvest Squeeze Juices, is processed exclusively for fountain dispensing.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Approves California InterContinental University as Recognized University for Online Education
DIAMOND BAR, Calif. -- California InterContinental University (CalUniversity), a provider of distance education through online degrees, announced this week that the Veteran's Administration now recognizes this educational institution as a provider of higher education for active military personnel and veterans.
PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Virtual Law Partners LLP is very pleased to announce that noted patent attorney Richard Bone has joined the firm as a partner from Fish and Richardson. Dr. Bone's practice encompasses all aspects of patent preparation and prosecution, and post-grant review in technical fields such as pharmaceuticals, chemistry, biotechnology, materials, nanotechnology, medical devices, and computer science.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- According to Libya Expeditions, Libya's leading tour operator and travel adventure specialist, the groundbreaking trade and investment agreement inked between Libya and the U.S. on Thursday has resulted in Libya lifting all visa restrictions on U.S. citizens travelling to the country.
Tumor-targeted Rexin-G Prolongs Survival in Gemcitabine-resistant Metastatic Pancreas Cancer in Advanced Phase I and II Studies (ASCO 2010)
SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announces the results of the clinical study entitled 'Phase I and II Studies of Intravenous Rexin-G as Monotherapy for Gemcitabine-resistant Metastatic Pancreas Cancer' at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 6, 2010. The presentation will be discussed by Dr. Howard W. Bruckner, Bruckner Oncology, New York, NY.
MIAMI, Fla. -- Foreclosure Support, an online listings provider of foreclosed homes for sale, reported that foreclosures dropped 9 percent nationwide during the month of April, leading experts to speculate that the foreclosure homes market may finally have plateaued. In addition to the 9 percent drop since March, foreclosures fell 2 percent from April of 2009, marking the first year since the foreclosure crisis began that the market has seen an overall drop.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- Is it intolerable to be allowed to only preview lost files and limited to use a few features of the leading data recovery software offerings? Do you want to break out from those limitations and have a real tryout to get a fair idea whether the lost files can be recovered before purchasing? Have you ever sought one data recovery software solution that can really recover a certain amount of files, not just preview them?
Tumor-Targeted Nanoparticle-based Gene Delivery Provides Evidence of Therapeutic Vaccination in Patients with Metastatic Cancer (ASCO 2010)
SAN MARINO, Calif. -- Epeius Biotechnologies Corporation today announces the clinical results of the study entitled 'A Phase I/II Study of Intravenous Rexin-G and Reximmune-C for Cancer Immunotherapy: The GeneVieve Protocol' at the ASCO Annual Meeting on June 6, 2010. The presentation will be made by Dr. Jorge G. Ignacio, Chairman of the Cancer Institute and Bioethics Committee-Philippine General Hospital, and Principal Investigator of the study.
WHITTIER, Calif. -- Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading chain of beauty schools on the West Coast, recently had three of its brightest stars place in the 4th annual Junior Style Stars National Hair Competition. Marinello was the only beauty school with three students ranked in the top ten. The Junior Style Stars National Hair Competition is the largest cosmetology student competition in the world.
ELIZABETH, N.J. -- WAMFAC, a Jericho Road Ministries project, announced that Rutgers University-Newark, Office of Campus and Community Relations (OCCR), has joined the ranks of its impressive partners. Jericho Road Ministries and a diverse group of religious, nonprofit organizations, schools and municipalities throughout the state of New Jersey, are coordinating a multi-city, one-mile walk on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010.
The Savannah Economic Development Authority Board of Directors Announces Search for Next President and CEO
SAVANNAH, Ga. -- The Succession Planning Committee of the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA) Board of Directors announced on Monday the selection of Heidrick and Struggles to lead the search for SEDA's next president and CEO. The process will begin immediately and is expected to take 90 to 120 days to name the selected candidate.
Business and Decision Announces Worldwide Launch of Mi-Case: The Unique Multi-Agency Case Management System for Management of Offenders
PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Leading consulting and systems integration company Business and Decision has announced the global launch of its Mi-Case solution. This powerful web-based case management system, which enables offenders and service users to be tracked through interventions and treatments, is designed to facilitate more successful outcomes in multi-agency approaches covering drug and alcohol misuse, local government, and the justice system including police, courts and probation.
DALLAS, Texas -- What started out as therapy, ended up as a compilation of motivational writings in 'One Black Woman's Opinion' (ISBN: 978-0578-0412-09), by Valerie Stallworth Stephens. Written for all age groups, as well as men and women, the new book is designed to promote the power of positive thinking. Its mission is to motivate and to nurture the spirit.
LAFAYETTE, N.J. -- Lion Technology, the nation's leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a unique two-hour training program to address the latest domestic and international rules for shipping lithium batteries. A live Web seminar hosted through www.Lion.com will be held on June 8th, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST/EDT.
Comergence Compliance Monitoring Hosts Red Flag Rules Webinar to Prepare Lenders, Brokers for June 1 Deadline for FTC Enforcement
ORANGE, Calif. -- For mortgage professionals and lenders affected by the June 1 enforcement of regulations enacted to stem the spread of identity theft and reduce personal identity fraud, Comergence Compliance Monitoring, a leading provider of third-party originator (TPO) monitoring and due diligence solutions, is conducting a complimentary Red Flag Rules educational webinar on May 21, 2010 from 10 to 11 a.m. PDT.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. -- Village 1 Hour Cleaners has earned the prestigious Award of Excellence for Quality and Customer Service. This prestigious international award program is administered by the Clothing Care Council, a Washington D.C. based group. Dry cleaners must pass rigorous tests not only in the area of advanced dry cleaning but also in customer service. To date, approximately 140 companies around the world have attained the Award of Excellence.
MIAMI, Fla. -- Foreclosure Deals, a leader in providing listings of foreclosed homes for sale nationwide, reported today that foreclosure filings in April fell 9 percent from the previous month, and over 2 percent from April of 2009. The company also revealed that default notices, which mark the beginning of a new foreclosure, were down 12 percent from March and over 27 percent from the previous year, while bank repossessions of existing foreclosures hit a record high.
MANCHESTER, Vt. -- CONIX Systems, Inc., a leading international provider of payment processing solutions to the financial services industry and a pioneer in the creation of post-Check 21 exception management tools, will host the BAI webinar entitled, 'Acceleration of Exception Payment Processing: 'The Next Big Thing,'' on June 8 at 1:00 p.m. CST/CDT.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- CheapOair has been serving the student travel market for years, making it easy for student travelers to search and book low airfares online for domestic and international destinations. Graduating students eager to travel to Asia and explore this alluring and exotic destination can book cheap flights to Beijing through CheapOair.
NEW YORK, N.Y. -- EASEUS Software, a provider of innovative and professional data recovery software, provides users one comprehensive data recovery freeware: EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard Free Edition. Boasting all features of the licensed data recovery wizard, this free edition now allows users to recover 1GB of data for free; it is the first freeware data recovery application worldwide which provides more powerful data recovery solutions than any other free data recovery software.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- When Fireman Hospitality Group decided to open a new Bond 45 restaurant in Maryland, overlooking the marina on the banks of the Potomac River, their challenge was to take advantage of the view on the terrace all year long, not just the few months of seasonal weather. The solution: a conservatory, bringing the feeling and light of the outdoors into a room protected from the weather. To build the conservatories, Fireman's architects turned to Conservatory Craftsmen.
NEW ORLEANS, La. -- Since 2007 the streets of New Orleans' French Quarter have seen a growing number of gorings from rolling bulls. San Fermin in Nueva Orleans 2010 (SFNO) promises to provide more of the same during the annual Running of the Bulls in New Orleans. Nola Bulls, LLC (Nola Bulls) presents its fourth homage to Pamplona's Sanfermines with events from July 9-11th, 2010.
DENVER, Colo. -- Mortgage fulfillment outsource services expert Titan Lenders Corp (TLC) signed six mortgage banker clients in the first quarter of 2010. TLC, a U.S.-based domestic mortgage fulfillment outsource operation, offers a parallel and variable cost alternative solution to lenders' maintaining back office and warehouse line management operations.
BOGOTA, Colombia -- In only two weeks, the Santos Presidential campaign has managed to slingshot the candidate across social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, hi5, Delicious and WordPress. Santos' Facebook fans were at 70,409 before the Web 2.0 campaign began, and now number 148,750 within 15 days.
SAINT-PETERSBURG, Russia -- Duality Software has released Calendarscope 5.0, a powerful Windows calendar application for business and home users. Calendarscope makes it simple to plan, schedule, and manage appointments, meetings, birthdays, anniversaries, and special events. Unlike other calendar programs that provide only token support for recurring events, Calendarscope lets you create single or recurring tasks and events, and manage them with ease.
KnowledgeAdvisors Releases Metrics that Matter v12.0 Focusing on Usability, Engagement and Effectiveness
CHICAGO, Ill. -- KnowledgeAdvisors, the world's largest provider of learning and talent measurement solutions, today announced it has released V12.0 of its proprietary analytics software, Metrics that Matter(R) Metrics that Matter(R) is an on-demand, SaaS (Software as a Service) Human Capital Analytics system that allows you to cost-effectively measure and increase the impact of your human capital processes from recruiting to leadership development.
Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency Selects Titan Lenders Corp For Mortgage Purchase Review Outsource Services
DENVER, Colo. -- Mortgage fulfillment outsource services expert Titan Lenders Corp (TLC) has been chosen by the Massachusetts Housing Finance Agency (MassHousing) to provide outsourced mortgage purchase review services. MassHousing is an independent, quasi-public agency that provides financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts. TLC is a U.S.-based domestic mortgage fulfillment outsource operation that offers back office and warehouse line management operations.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Del Mar DataTrac, Inc. (DMD), the leading provider of affordable end-to-end mortgage lending automation solutions, and an industry pioneer in business intelligence, document imaging and management, and loan process workflow tools, is an exhibitor at the May 16-18 Texas MBA's 94th Annual Conference in San Antonio (Booth 26). DMD experts will demonstrate and discuss specific loan production improvements for mortgage bankers seeking growth in a slow market.
Rebound Appears Sustainable, Worst Over for Housing, Federal Reserve Official Tells Georgia Business Brokers
ATLANTA, Ga. -- The recent U.S. economy rebound is expected to continue and housing looks to be bottoming out, Federal Reserve Bank official Michael Chriszt will tell the Georgia Association of Business Brokers at a meeting Tuesday, May 25. Michael Chriszt, an assistant vice president with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's research department, thinks the current economic rebound is sustainable because most sectors are up.
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico -- Picante Sportfishing, a proud Corporate Sponsor of the International Game Fish Association, would like to announce that the 2010 IGFA Offshore World Championship, often considered the 'Olympics' of big-game fishing, is taking place this week in Cabo San Lucas Mexico. The international teams have qualified by winning one of the over 110 IGFA sponsored events and were then invited to participate in this prestigious blue-water sport-fishing event.
DAYTON, N.J. -- GlassesUSA.com is setting a new standard in the e-commerce industry. The New Jersey-based online store continues to make headlines by partnering with the Better Business Bureau of New Jersey to ensure that their customers have peace of mind when purchasing their glasses. The online retailer that sells prescription glasses all over the world understands the importance of great customer service.
ContinuLink Health Technologies, A Leader in Web-based Home Care Software Announces Integration with Cardiocom
ATLANTA, Ga. -- ContinuLink, a leader in Web-based home care software has announced that it has entered into a business development relationship with Cardiocom to provide a two way interface between Cardiocom's Omnivisor Pro software application and the Web-based ContinuLink application. Cardiocom is a developer, manufacturer and clinical service provider of award-winning telehealth solutions.
WHITTIER, Calif. -- Marinello Schools of Beauty, the leading chain of beauty schools on the West Coast, supports the Gulf coast clean up efforts by donating hair clippings to be made into hair booms and mats by the Matter of Trust charity. The public is invited to participate and enjoy $2 hair cuts from May 13th through May 20th in support of this cause. Clippings from hair cuts at all Marinello locations will be contributed.
World Women Trade Fair Announces Launch of a New Export Program that Enhances African Women in Business Access to Export Markets
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- California-based World Women Trade Fair, today announced the launch of Women of Africa Marketplace, a touring exhibition and marketplace, that allows African women in the creative and cultural business to promote and sell their products and services directly to the public and retail buyers in North America and Europe.