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Puppy Snacks on Earrings and Surgery Costs $7,700.00 – Pets Best Insurance Pays 80%, Total paid by family in premiums about $90.00, total received by family about $6,100.00 Value of Abby to Her Family, Nearly Priceless!

Boise, ID (PRWEB) August 30, 2007

Pet insurance can provide the immediate means to cover costly veterinary care once the policy is in force. Abby is a very good example – before being adopted, this happy and loving Labrador mixed breed puppy had already had a pretty tough life. Both her and her brother were originally dumped on the side of the road, starving, sick and infested with fleas, both were in need of veterinary care. They were sent to a local shelter and put on the list to be euthanized. Funds were not available for needed care and her brother didn’t make it, but Abby was rescued at the last minute. Charles and Virginia Meyer adopted her and paid the hospitalization costs related to her rescue that exceeded $ 1,000. In very short period of time, she had an injury to her rear leg and other issues that included surgery to remove ingested earrings. In her short life, veterinary care is quickly approaching $ 9,000.00.

According to Virginia Meyer, “Abby is such a wonderful addition to our family; she is like a child to my husband and me. Her care after she was rescued cost us around $ 1,000.00. We feel she is worth so much that we can not place a monetary price on her. Once we got Abby home, she had a serious injury to her rear leg. It required a specialist and he suggested that we protect Abby in the future with Pets Best Insurance. We went online and ordered coverage for Abby. A few weeks later while at home, Abby brought a small box to me, minus the earnings it normally contained. Within hours, she was very sick and we rushed her to an emergency clinic. After several surgeries and trips back and forth to the veterinarian, she is now back at home and recovering. For Charles and me, we would have done whatever it would take to care for our puppy. We are thankful that we have insurance coverage because we just cannot imagine having to choose between providing needed care, or having to put Abby down.”

Award Winning Best Seller ‘Street Fight in Iraq’ Honored in December’s ‘Soldier of Fortune Magazine’


Oceanside, CA (PRWEB) October 8, 2007

Lt. Col. Neil Levin USMC, (Ret), CEO and Publisher, Leatherneck Publishing, Div. of Levin Publishing Group, LLC, today announced that Soldier of Fortune Magazine, the elite and definitive publication for the professional military, government, and commercial trooper, honors Leatherneck Publishing in their forthcoming December 2007 issue. It features significant excerpts from this best seller and award winning book. Says Robert K. Brown, Editor/Publisher of Soldier of Fortune, “‘Street Fight in Iraq’ chronicles and exposes what is really going on over there. I felt it necessary to bring this important resource to the attention of our 150,000 readers.” Established in 1975, Soldier of Fortune Magazine is the industry leader in military and protective services publications.

If you wonder what it’s like fighting with the US Marine Corps Expeditionary Forces in Iraq, you are in for a hair raising ride when you read Leatherneck Publishing’s latest book release by Gunnery Sergeant, now 1st Sgt Patrick Tracy. A seasoned 19-year Marine Corps Warrior of many battles, GySgt Tracy takes you second by second on heart pounding, breath stopping missions through the streets of Ramadi seeking out the terrorists who hide in the shadows of inhumanity. Around the next corner awaits a surprise ambush, a massive fire fight or a little child wired for your touch. GySgt Tracy is a master at describing each moment as he lived it. He recorded each event in his personal mission log over a seven month tour of duty in one of the hottest combat zones, Ramadi, Iraq.

“Street Fight in Iraq” relates with great candor the unvarnished realities of dealing with day to day combat in and around Ramadi. You will be shocked, fascinated, outraged and frustrated when you read about the fight for Democracy and Peace in Iraq. This book is about Marines who made the journey to combat and the unbelievable events that followed. Called, “down and dirty,” the language is harsh, the writing brutally honest and the message clear. This is a definite “must read” for military and civilians alike. This book is available directly from Leatherneck Publishing Online Bookstore,

“Our mission is to provide a venue to every military person, Marine, Army, Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard with a story to tell,” says Levin. “We have a commitment to not only publish, but to help each of our authors realize their potential to become the best. Also, we function as a marketing aggregator for independent self publishers to expand their distribution in the market place through our book distribution operations.”

To view a 6 minute video of the Leatherneck Publishing Story click on the following link: The Leatherneck Publishing Story

“Street Fight In Iraq” is published by Leatherneck Publishing located in Oceanside, CA This book is available directly from Leatherneck Publishing Online Bookstore, or your local bookstore. Dealer discounts offered through Charles Levy Home Entertainment Book Distribution and Baker &Taylor. Other recently published books, “An Angel Rode My Wing,” “A Corpsman’s Legacy” and “Of Ice and Steel” are also available.

Review copies are available to accredited media venues by calling (760) 978-4122. When requesting via e-mail, please provide your name, title, organization, address and phone number.

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Spectrum K12 Awarded “Best K-12 Enterprise Solution” Award Wins SIIA Award Second Consecutive Year

Towson, MD (PRWEB) May 12, 2009

Spectrum K12 School Solutions, the leading provider of student achievement management, Response to Intervention (RTI) and special education IEP software has been awarded the “Best K-12 Enterprise Solution” by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Winners at the 24th Annual CODiE Awards Gala in San Francisco on May 5 were chosen from more than 850 products submitted by 600 companies.

Spectrum K12 earned the award for its EXCEED product, an integrated student achievement management platform allowing teachers to drive day-to-day activities, research based interventions and outcomes to help all students achieve success while giving administrators the ability to see what’s working and what’s not by student, by teacher or by intervention. EXCEED monitors academic and behavioral progress, displays efficacy and fidelity, and surfaces achievement gaps at the student, class, grade, group or district level.

The award for “Best K-12 Enterprise Solution” acknowledges the software platform that best supports district and state-wide implementations in supporting their core mission of raising student achievement.

“We are extremely honored to win such a prestigious award two consecutive years against such strong competition,” said Jim Marshall, president and CEO of Spectrum K12 School Solutions. “This award recognizes our commitment to districts and states in providing the most innovative and effective personalized learning process management tools to drive student achievement and move every child forward.”

“Now in its 24th year, the CODiE Awards continue to recognize those companies providing the best new technology products and services across a broad array of industries,” noted SIIA President Ken Wasch. “In addition, its winners are a prolific testament to the power of technology to deliver innovative solutions to businesses and consumers. SIIA warmly congratulates all of the winners and nominees of the CODiE Awards, whose innovation is essential for continuing America’s leadership in the global knowledge economy,” Wasch continued.

For a list of winners, visit http://siia.net/codies/2009/winners.asp.

About Spectrum K12 School Solutions

Spectrum K12 School Solutions Inc. is the leading provider of student achievement management, Response to Intervention (RTI) and special education IEP software serving 11% of the U.S. K-12 student population including 20 of the top 100 school districts in the United States. Our EXCEED student achievement management software gives teachers an easy way to drive day-to-day activities, research based interventions and outcomes to help all students achieve success. EXCEED monitors academic and behavioral progress, displays efficacy and fidelity, and surfaces achievement gaps at the student, class, grade, group or district level. Our patented software has enabled personalized learning for over 5 million children in 29 states in support of our mission to close the achievement gap and Move Every Child Forward. For more information visit http://www.spectrumK12.com.

About SIIA

The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) is the principal trade association for the software and digital content industry. SIIA provides global services in government relations, business development, corporate education and intellectual property protection to 500 leading software and information companies. For further information, visit http://www.siia.net. For CODiE Awards specific information, visit http://www.siia.net/codies/2009/.

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National Talk Radio Host Kim Komando Recommends ProtectMyID.com From Experian to Listeners Wanting ‘The Best’ Identity Theft Protection


Irvine, Calif. (PRWEB) September 16, 2009

ProtectMyID.com, the multilayered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product, proudly announces that it has been selected as the recommended identity monitoring product by national radio host Kim Komando. ProtectMyID.com is partnering with Komando to educate her audience of more than 16 million listeners and online subscribers about the importance of identity monitoring and protection. The partnership’s mission is to educate consumers about ways to reduce their risk of identity theft and provide them with the tools to help protect themselves.

“With more than 10 million identity thefts occurring in 2008 alone , this topic remains top-of-mind for my audience. In fact, I receive more questions about identity theft than on any other topic,” said Kim Komando, national radio host of the syndicated Kim Komando Show. “After careful review of the many identity protection products currently available, I feel very confident recommending ProtectMyID.com to my listeners. Not only is it a part of Experian — one of the most trusted brands in identity protection — it provides multiple layers of identity monitoring defense, including active Internet scans, change of address notifications, daily credit report monitoring at all three bureaus and notification alerts of key changes. I truly believe that ProtectMyID.com is the best identity monitoring and protection product available.”

The ProtectMyID.com and Kim Komando partnership involves both on-air and online components. At the core of the online program is an ID Theft Security Center Web page located at http://www.komando.com/protectmyid/ where visitors can learn how to better protect themselves from identity theft, as well as enroll in ProtecMyID.com. Other elements of the partnership include on-air and online advertisements in Komando’s radio program, email newsletters and Web site.

“Kim Komando’s audience trusts her expertise, and she knows that when it comes to identity theft protection, consumers need to take an active role in protecting themselves against the damaging and often long-term effects of identity theft,” said Jennifer Leuer, general manager, ProtectMyID.com. “Identity theft remains a very real threat, and Kim is doing a great service by educating her listeners about ways they can proactively protect themselves by using ProtecMyID.com.”

Identity protection in the ProtectMyID.com program is $ 9.95 per month and includes active Internet scans that search for key indicators of potential fraudulent use of debit, credit and Social Security numbers; notification alerts that inform members when a change of address action is initiated; daily monitoring of members’ credit reports at all three credit reporting companies; and access to experienced U.S. Fraud Resolution Agents. Additionally, members can get the most comprehensive children’s identity protection through ChildSecure for an additional fee. The ProtecMyID.com Guarantee will reimburse members for up to $ 1 million in related losses and expenses in the event the product fails and the member becomes a victim of identity theft, subject to limitations in the product agreement.

About ProtectMyID.com

ProtectMyID.com is a leading, full-service provider of proactive identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution. ProtectMyID.com offers comprehensive identity theft protection products supported by experienced Fraud Resolution Agents who deliver personal attention that customers can rely on. ProtectMyID.com is a Web site owned by ConsumerInfo.com Inc., an Experian company. For more information about how ProtectMyID.com helps consumers protect themselves against identity theft, please visit http://www.ProtectMyID.com.

About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 65 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to manage their credit relationships and protect against identity theft.

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2009 was $ 3.9 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 40 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; Costa Mesa, California; and S

UN Foundations Nothing But Nets Wins Best Fundraising Campaign for Promotion with the NBA and HP


Washington, DC (Vocus) November 4, 2010

The United Nations Foundations Nothing But Nets — a global, grassroots campaign to end malaria in Africa — and the National Basketball Association (NBA) won the PR News Nonprofit PR Award for Best Fundraising Campaign for their Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game. promotion last December. NBA Cares, a founding partner of Nothing But Nets, and HP helped launch the promotion which gave a pair of tickets to an NBA game for every donation of at least $ 10 to the Nothing But Nets to send life-saving bed nets to protect more than one million refugees in Africa from malaria.

This award is proof of the power of partnerships. The NBA, its teams, players, and fans helped us raise our voice and spread the buzz about sending nets and saving lives, said Adrianna Logalbo, Director of Nothing But Nets. This promotion reached millions and helped send more than 30,000 life-saving bed nets — in just two weeks. Were truly proud of this achievement, and to be recognized with this award.

The award honors non-profit communications initiatives that motivate their supporters to act. Send a Net. Save a Life. See a Game. encouraged NBA fans and Nothing But Nets supporters to send anti-malaria bed nets to displaced families in Africa to help protect them from malaria, the number one killer of refugees on the continent. The program was a unique and exciting way to reward our fans for their continued commitment to our partnership with Nothing But Nets and the fight against malaria, said Tara Gutkowski, Director of Community Relations for the NBA.

The NBA continues its close partnership with Nothing But Nets — this past August, more than 20 NBA players, coaches, and legends helped the campaign distribute 20,000 anti-malaria bed nets in Senegal, West Africa. To see photos from the trip, visit http://www.NothingButNets.net .

BACKGROUND

Every 45 seconds, a child dies from malaria — which is easily prevented through the use of a long-lasting, insecticide-treated net. The nets create a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night, when the vast majority of malaria transmissions occur, and are the most cost-effective method of preventing the spread of the disease. One insecticide-treated net can protect a family of four, and lasts up to three years. A net costs just $ 10 to purchase, deliver, and to educate the recipient on its proper use.

To date, Nothing But Nets has raised more than $ 33 million to distribute over 3.5 million nets to families throughout Africa.

Nothing But Nets is currently working with singer-songwriter and actress Mandy Moore, and PSI to send a net to every family who needs one in the Central African Republic, by the end of the year. Malaria is endemic throughout the Central African Republic year-round and is the leading killer of children under the age of five. For more information, please visit http://www.NothingButNets.net .

About Nothing But Nets

Nothing But Nets is a global, grassroots campaign to save lives by preventing malaria, a leading killer of children in Africa. Inspired by sports columnist Rick Reilly, hundreds of thousands of people have joined the campaign that was created by the United Nations Foundation in 2006. Founding campaign partners include the National Basketball Associations NBA Cares, The people of The United Methodist Church, and Sports Illustrated. It only costs $ 10 to provide an insecticide-treated bed net that can prevent this deadly disease. Visit http://www.NothingButNets.net to send a net and save a life.

About NBA Cares

NBA Cares is the league’s social responsibility initiative that builds on the NBA’s long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. Through this umbrella program, the NBA, its teams and players have donated than $ 145 million to charity, completed more than 1.4 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 525 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play, in 22 countries on five continents. NBA Cares works with internationally recognized youth-serving programs that support education, youth and family development, and health-related causes, including: KaBOOM!, Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, UNICEF, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the Global Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

About the UN Foundation

The United Nations Foundation, a public charity was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turners historic $ 1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. We build and implement public/private partnerships to address the worlds most pressing problems, and work to broaden support for the UN through advocacy and public outreach. Through our campaigns and partnerships, we connect people, ideas, and resources to help the UN solve global problems. The campaigns we conduct reduce child mortality, empower women and girls, create a new energy future, secure peace and human rights, and promote technology innovation to improve health outcomes. These solutions are helping the UN advance the eight global targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). For more information, visit http://www.unfoundation.org .

About HP

HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The worlds largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems. More information about HP is available at http://www.hp.com .

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Freedom Debt Relief Offers Best Ways To Use Tax Refunds To Get Out of Debt


San Mateo, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 30, 2011

The U.S. federal income tax filing deadline is April 18, and many taxpayers who filed early are already receiving income tax refunds. That makes this the right time for those individuals to make smart moves to get out of debt, said Kevin Gallegos, vice president of Freedom Debt Relief, LLC (FDR).

The Internal Revenue Service indicates that 78 percent of U.S. individual taxpayers receive an income tax refund. In 2008, the most recent information available, the average individual refund was nearly $ 3,000. Many surveys find that about half of U.S. taxpayers who receive an income tax refund spend the money immediately. Others are more prudent and save their refund. But what is the smartest way to use a tax refund?

Freedom Debt Relief analyzed several top choices and prioritized them as they apply to most taxpayers:

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The Best $300,000 Youll Ever Spend on a T-shirt

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 25, 2011

With the worst humanitarian crisis in the world currently unfolding in the Horn of Africa, Threadless, BBH New York and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF have partnered to launch GOOD SHIRTS: a unique clothing line with 100 percent of the purchase price going to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to support relief efforts in the famine and drought-affected region.

The Good Shirts collection, available today on http://www.threadless.com/UNICEF, features an innovative pricing structure: each t-shirt costs the exact amount as the urgently needed aid item depicted on the shirt. For instance, the most economical shirt in the line features a foiled mosquito and costs the exact price of three insecticide treated mosquito nets ($ 18.57), while the most expensive shirt in the line features a cargo plane to transport aid ($ 300,000). Other shirts feature measles vaccines ($ 24.30), deworming tablets ($ 36.10), high energy biscuits ($ 49.96), therapeutic food packets ($ 73.13), therapeutic milk powder ($ 85.75), basic family water kits ($ 125.55), a community water pump ($ 500), an emergency tent ($ 1,939.96), a 125cc motorbike ($ 3064.82) and 100 metric tons of corn soy blend ($ 75,000).

The shirts feature one of a kind designs created by New York City art collective Christine & Justin Gignac. For more information and your chance to wear something good, please visit http://www.threadless.com/UNICEF. The Good Shirts story can also be followed on Twitter with the hashtag: #GoodShirts.

“We believe people are generally altruistic, but giving people a badge for being altruistic certainly doesn’t hurt,” said Ari Weiss, Executive Creative Director at BBH NY. “We’re literally letting people wear their donation as a source of pride and as a means to spread the word. If friends get a little competitive over who’s being more altruistic, all the better.”

Today the Horn of Africa countries of Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Djibouti are facing the worst drought in 60 years, and famine has been declared by the United Nations in six regions of southern Somalia. Some four million children are in urgent need across the Horn of Africa, including more than two million children who are at risk of death from acute malnourishment.

UNICEFs relief efforts in the region include the provision of therapeutic food and milk for malnourished children, clean drinking water, vaccines to prevent against killer diseases like measles, Vitamin A supplements, cholera treatment kits, and much more. For more information on the humanitarian crisis in the Horn of Africa and UNICEFs programs, visit http://www.unicefusa.org.

We are very grateful to Threadless and BBH New York for their dedicated efforts to help UNICEF reach more children in desperate need of assistance across the Horn of Africa, said Caryl Stern, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. UNICEF is using every means at its disposal to save and protect children, and every purchase of a t-shirt helps provide them with life-saving support.

About UNICEF:

UNICEF has saved more children’s lives than any other humanitarian organization in the world. Working in more than 150 countries, UNICEF provides children with health care, clean water, nutrition, education, emergency relief, and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States.

UNICEF is at the forefront of efforts to reduce child mortality worldwide. There has been substantial progress: the annual number of under-five deaths dropped from nearly 13 million in 1990 to 7.6 million in 2010. But still, 21,000 children die each day from preventable causes. Our mission is to do whatever it takes to make that number zero by giving children the essentials for a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit http://www.unicefusa.org.

About Threadless:

Threadless is an online community of artists and friends. As the company explores new opportunities and canvases for its artists, it keeps true to the core of its business; anyone from any corner of the Internet can make and pick what Threadless sells. Since 2000, thousands of artists have submitted their work. And every single week, Threadless transforms their weird, geeky, and beautiful ideas into tangible art. Join their community of 1.7 million – make, pick, play, and shop at Threadless.com.

About Christine & Justin Gignac:

Christine and Justin Gignac are New York City based artists. In July 2007, they started WantsForSale.com, a site where they sell paintings of things they want, at the cost of the actual item. When a painting is sold the couple takes the money and buys that item. So far they have fulfilled over 60 wants, from A Slice of Pepperoni Pizza for $ 3.00 to “A Gold Watch” for $ 287.19. They even painted and sold an entire Vegas Vacation, including flights, hotel room, gamblin’ money and all-you-can-eat buffets. The project has developed such a following, the last series featuring items from infomercials sold out in under five minutes.

In November 2007, Christine and Justin took the concept one step further and launched NeedsForSale.com. The site follows the same structure as Wants but all the proceeds go to charity. Through the sale of paintings and limited edition prints, Needs For Sale has raised over $ 7000 for various causes.

About BBH New York:

BBH New York is an independent, full-service creative company with clients that include Axe, Bailey’s, BBC, British Airways, Google, Johnnie Walker, NYC & Company,

Sprite, Vaseline, Westin Hotels & Resorts and World Gold Council. BBH NY has been named 4As U.S. Mid-Sized Agency of the Year four years running. Further information is available

at our website, http://www.bartleboglehegarty.com.

For additional information, please contact:

Andrea Sioris, The U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 212.880.9136, asioris(at)unicefusa(dot)org

Hazel Cobb, The U.S. Fund for UNICEF, 212.880.9173, hcobb(at)unicefusa(dot)org

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Bucks County Family Law Firm Williams & Hand Selected as U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 Best Law Firm


Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 12, 2012

Bucks County family law firm Williams & Hand, P.C. has been selected as a U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 Best Law Firm, ranking in the top tier of Philadelphia-area family law firms. The family law attorneys of Williams & Hand provide legal counseling and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers 2012 law firm rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that included client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading practitioners, and law firm demographic and background information. In total, just 13 Philadelphia-area domestic relations law firms were listed in the regions top tier.

We are honored to have our work recognized by our clients and peers in this way. The practice of family law at Williams & Hand centers on providing experienced guidance, compassionate advice and powerful advocacy on behalf of our clients, said the firms founder, Jeffrey M. Williams, Esq. Our clients are often facing difficult life challenges while trying to protect their personal, familial and estate interests. It is our job to advocate on their behalf, provide them with thoughtful and thorough legal counsel, and apply our many years of experience to help them navigate the complex family law system.

Located in Doylestown, Pa., the domestic relations law firm, Williams & Hand, represents individuals in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. The firm is recognized for its strong knowledge of the local courts and attorneys and its record of success. Williams & Hands divorce lawyers are also trained in areas such as mediation and arbitration, custody dispute resolution and advanced matrimonial taxation strategies, enabling clients to receive coordinated services tailored to their individual needs.

To determine the 2012 Best Law Firm rankings, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers asked clients to evaluate law firm practice groups by addressing expertise, responsiveness, understanding of client needs, cost-effectiveness, civility and whether they would refer another client to the firm. Similarly, lawyers were asked to vote on expertise, responsiveness, integrity, cost-effectiveness, whether they would refer a matter to a firm and whether they considered the firm a worthy competitor. In addition to information from the client and lawyer surveys, the rankings incorporated the 3.9 million evaluations of more than 41,000 individual leading lawyers from across the country. Law firms also provided demographic and other relevant information to complete the process. The quantitative and qualitative data were then combined into an overall Best Law Firms score for each firm, which were compared to the scores of other firms in the same metropolitan area. Because firms were often separated by small or insignificant differences in their overall scores, a tiering system was used rather than ranking firms sequentially.

About Williams & Hand, P.C. Williams & Hand, P.C. is a premier family law firm based in Bucks County, Pa. The firm provides individuals with matrimonial and family law legal counsel and representation in alimony, child support, child custody, divorce, domestic partnership and cohabitation, grandparents custody rights, equitable distribution, marital settlement agreements, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, separation agreements, spousal support, matrimonial taxation and related matters. Williams & Hands family law attorneys also provide guidance and representation in alternative dispute resolution forums, handling mediation, arbitration and custody dispute resolution. The practice of family law at Williams & Hand centers on four core principles: experienced guidance, compassionate advice, powerful advocacy and knowledge of the local courts and counsel. The firm prides itself on leadership within the profession and a strong record of success. To find out more about Williams & Hand, visit http://www.williamshandlaw.com.

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10Rate Announces its Top 10 Booster Seats for 2012 | Clek and Recaro Win Best Quality and Best Value Awards


Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) May 15, 2012

10Rate reviewers and staff selected 10 of the best booster seats for 2012, assigning each a numerical rating as well as awarding three models that stood out for quality, value, and budget. Testing and consideration for this Booster Seats Top 10 list was given based on this set of seven criteria:

1. Lightweight and easy to transfer from one car to another

2. A compact fit to make it easy to put as many as three boosters in the back seat

3. A snap to install, with clear instructions and diagrams that are easy to understand

4. A safe seat that passes government safety tests and automotive crash tests

5. Affordability, so working families wont break the bank to buy one

6. Good quality workmanship with enough safety features to provide extra protection in a crash

7. The ability to convert into a larger, or even backless, seat to accommodate growing kids

The annual Best Booster Seat 2012 awards list featured the Clek Oobr, winning the Best Quality spot and an 8 out of 10 rating. The review noted several strengths of the booster seat as follows: It has a magnesium back frame to protect from protruding objects, steel rods connecting the headrest to the back frame and a layer of energy-absorbing foam. It also has audible clicks for the latches, so you can hear when they are securely fastened. More peace of mind comes from its performance when tested it meets all U.S. and Canadian motor vehicle safety standards. This seat doesnt come cheap, but you get what you pay for.

10rate’s editors also gave the Best Value booster seat award to the Recaro ProBooster High Back in the second place spot. Also with a rating of 8 out of 10, the review boasted, The polystyrene foam padding throughout the seat is designed to absorb external impact in case of a crash. Unlike many child car seats made in China, the Recaro ProBooster is assembled in the U.S. and meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for child restraint systems (FMVSS 213) and Flammability of Interior Materials (FVMSS 203.) That carries a lot of weight in the industry, and we gave this seat a high rating for that.

Additionally, the Best Budget award from the Top 10 Best Booster Seats list went to the Cosco Highrise Backless, for which 10rate noted, Coscos Juvenile Highrise Belt-Positioning Backless Booster Car Seat is a mouthful, but basically this seat is designed for kids who have outgrown their infant car seat. It holds kids from 30 pounds up to 100 pounds, and has a convenient flip-down cup holder for drinks and snacks. Its easy to put in and take out of the back seat and there isnt the issue of whether or not its small enough to fit in a compact car. Parents dreadfully tired of lugging around a heavy car seat can rejoice the Cosco Highrise weighs only 4.2 pounds.

Each spot in 10rate’s Booster Seat Reviews was represented by a different model from a different brand. Notably, an Evenflo Booster Seat, the Big Kid No Back AMP, earned second place in overall ranking, with the review having this to say of its 9.5 out of 10 rating: When kids get big enough to fit into a backless booster, its the last step before sitting in the back seat. Theres no fiddling with a five-point safety harness, just buckle up the child using the vehicle safety belt. Use the booster seats belt clip to position the seat belt for comfort and safety. Unlike the molded plastic cup holders other boosters have, this one has elastic cup holders to accommodate an extra-large drink. The $ 24.99 price tag gives parents relief in the wallet from more expensive booster seats.

10rate.com conducts reviews in various product and services categories and publishes Expert Top 10 Lists for Everything in your life. The company’s web site strives to Make it Easy to select from the hundreds of choices there are in the product and service market place. All products and services are thoroughly researched by the company’s expert editors prior to receiving a rating on a 1-10 scale. In addition to product reviews the company’s editors write guidelines, buying guides and articles on various topics surrounding each product or service category covered to help educate the consumer.