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Edenvale Shoppes Enters Into Relationship with ICRA to Further the Efforts of Providing a Safe Internet Experience

Green Bay, WI (PRWEB) July 5, 2007

Edenvale Shoppes announced today that it has entered into a relationship with ICRA to further the efforts of providing a safe internet experience.

“In addition to current measures such as Hacker Safe and Yahoo Secure Shopping that provide shopping and viewing security and reliability for our customers, we feel that users of the internet need the ability to determine what they are exposed to,” said Jesse Akre, President of Edenvale Shoppes. “The ability to label a site’s content as safe for viewing — void of any solicitations or materials that are considered offensive or vulgar, we feel is key at driving the continuous evolution of a save internet experience for all users, minor and adult. Leading internet safety advocate sites such as Netsmartz.org endorse the ICRA as a must have for internet content measurement and exposure.”

Internet safety is a growing concern. Recently, The FBI listed their top tips for child and teen internet safety.

There are some very important things that you need to keep in mind when you’re on your computer at home or at school.

GLSEN Study Finds Nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT Students Experience Harassment


New York, NY (Vocus) October 8, 2008

GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, today released the most comprehensive report ever on the experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students, The 2007 National School Climate Survey. The report is being released in conjunction with the announcement that GLSEN will partner with the Ad Council on a multiyear national public education campaign targeting anti-LGBT language among teenagers.

The survey of 6,209 middle and high school students found that nearly 9 out of 10 LGBT students (86.2%) experienced harassment at school in the past year, three-fifths (60.8%) felt unsafe at school because of their sexual orientation and about a third (32.7%) skipped a day of school in the past month because of feeling unsafe.

“The 2007 National School Climate Survey reveals that, on a whole, the situation is still dire for many LGBT youth when it comes to school safety,” GLSEN Executive Director Kevin Jennings said. “It’s hard to believe that anyone who reads this report could continue to turn the other way as our nation’s LGBT students are bullied and harassed at alarming rates. The good news is there’s hope. The 2007 National School Climate Survey also shows that when schools and educators take action, they can make a drastic difference.”

Key Findings of The 2007 National School Climate Survey include:

A Hostile School Climate and the Effects on Academic Achievement:

New Book Provides Understanding of Foster Experience for Children

Cambridge Ontario, Canada (PRWEB) May 25, 2009

Sadness, fear, confusion, and hope mark the foster experience for thousands of children across North America. Foster children can be better prepared for the transition by reading Theresa Ann Fraser’s “Billy Had to Move” (ISBN 9781932690873, Loving Healing Press, 2009).

“Billy Had to Move” tells the story of seven-year old Billy’s placement in a foster home. With the help of Child Protection Services, Billy has been happily settled in a kinship placement with his grandma. He enjoys his pet cat, interacting with the neighbors, and even taking piano lessons. But when Billy’s grandmother passes away unexpectedly and his mother cannot be located, Billy’s social worker, Mr. Murphy, has to place him in a foster home.

Billy’s new home consists of Amy, Tim, and their baby, Colly. While Billy’s foster family wants to make him feel like part of the family, Billy finds the adjustment difficult. Not only does Billy mourn his grandmother, but he also misses the life he knew at his grandmother’s house. With help from his foster parents and his play therapist, Ms. Woods, Billy learns to adjust and be happy in his new home.

Theresa Anne Fraser wrote “Billy Had to Move” so children would understand the foster care situation as they transitioned into it. She wanted children to know there are caring people they will meet who are committed to their welfare, including foster parents, therapists, and social workers. The introduction of play therapy in the book prepares children for visiting a therapist and realizing therapy is not a frightening experience but one that can help them understand and adjust to a new home. Alex Walton’s colorful illustrations will make the story all the more attractive to children. “Billy Had to Move” is like a friend to the child who may feel alone and lost before the foster care transition.

Experts in childcare and psychology applaud the usefulness of “Billy Had to Move.” Gisela Schubach De Domenico, PhD, MFT, R-PTS says, “This gem of a bookoffers a sacred space that compassionately holds and supports the multidimensional realities of our foster children and their birth families, our social workers and foster families, our teachers and child psychotherapists.” Mark E. Hulbert, MA, LLP appreciates that “The bookprovides insight into how powerful the experience can be when the child has an opportunity to explore their trauma in the sandtray.” Athena A. Drewes, Director of Clinical Training at The Astor Home for Children states, “This is a much-needed book for foster care childrenIt offers a welcoming view of how children’s worries and losses can be understood by a caring Play Therapist, in a warm and inviting setting.” And Charles E. Schaefer, Director Emeritus for the Association for Play Therapy describes “Billy Had to Move” as an “engaging, warm-hearted storyHighly recommended!”

About the Author

Theresa Ann Fraser is a mother, foster parent, Child and Youth Worker, Educator and Play Therapist. Her bibliotherapy book, “Billy Had To Move,” is based on the children she has known after working in Children’s Mental Health over the last twenty-five years.

“Billy Had to Move” (ISBN 9781932690873, Loving Healing Press, 2009) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit http://www.theresafraser.com. Publicity contact: http://www.ReaderViews.com. Review copies available upon request.

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Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOKcolor, The Ultimate Reading Experience


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 26, 2010

First-Ever Readers Tablet with Full-Color Touchscreen and Wireless Access

Enhanced Graphic Books, Magazines, Newspapers

and Interactive Childrens Books

Amazingly Thin and Portable

The Most Social Reading Device Ever Built:

Lend, Borrow and Share with Friends

Pre-Order NOOKcolor for $ 249 at NOOKcolor.com and in Barnes & Noble Stores, Touch the Future of Reading Beginning in November

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the worlds largest bookseller, today announced the launch of NOOKcolor by Barnes & Noble, the ultimate reading experience the first full-color touch Readers Tablet that delivers digital books, magazines, newspapers and childrens books in immersive, gorgeous color, and all in one beautiful, thin and highly portable device.

NOOKcolor is now available for $ 249 for pre-order at http://www.NOOKcolor.com and at Barnes & Noble stores tomorrow, and will begin shipping on or about November 19. Touch the future of reading at a NOOK Boutique or display at your favorite Barnes & Noble bookstore, as well as at Best Buy, Walmart and Books-A-Million starting late November.

The first full-color touch device dedicated to reading everything and built on Android, NOOKcolor opens up a whole new world of digital reading materials of all kinds, in addition to providing access to the largest bookstore with an unprecedented selection of over two million digital titles a single search away. Digital content from bestsellers to favorite magazines in full color, and interactive childrens picture books and enhanced cookbooks has never looked better than on NOOKcolors stunning 7-inch VividView Color Touchscreen.

Building on Barnes & Nobles nearly 40 years of bookselling and publishing expertise, the company quickly became a leader in the digital arena following the introduction of its award-winning, bestselling NOOK devices, popular free software and expansive digital bookstore last year. This newest addition to the NOOK device family was designed for people who love to read every kind of content imaginable and features 8GB of space, plus expandable memory, to store it all. NOOKcolor enables quick and easy shopping and book downloads in seconds over Wi-Fi

Elite Email Among First Email Marketing Service Providers to Adopt Email Experience Council’s New Industry Standards


Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) November 30, 2011

Elite Email is proud to have adopted the Email Experience Council’s new reporting standards. As a result, and after a successful audit, Elite Email is now amongst the first email marketing service providers to achieve the “Email Measurement Accuracy” seal. The purpose of the “Email Measurement Accuracy” seal is to inform email marketers of the service provider’s commitment to industry standards for fair and accurate measurement of email metrics.

One of the major hurdles email marketers face is a lack of consistent standards for email metrics. For over two years the Email Measurement Accuracy Roundtable of the EEC wrestled with this problem, debated the definitions of various metrics, and ultimately unveiled a list of specific standardized terms to help provide better clarity in the email marketing industry. So far, seven ESP’s have adopted the S.A.M.E. (Support Adoption of Metrics for Email) standards and Elite Email is thrilled to be part of this evolutionary next phase of the email marketing industry.

“We are really excited to be one of the select few email marketing solutions providers that have adopted the new standards and believe that having consistent, clearly defined terminology will benefit both the email marketing industry as a whole, as well as the customer who can now make better comparisons across providers,” says Robert Burko, President of Elite Email.

With the email marketing industry growing at a rapid pace, having no set of standard terminology and definitions was leading to a great deal of confusion. The Email Measurement Roundtable identified two major problems they sought to resolve:

1. A lack of standards makes benchmarking based upon a clear apples-to-apples comparison practically impossible.

2. When email marketers migrate from one vendor or system to another, they often find the methods of calculating key metrics differ from one system to another.

The variety of ways email marketing programs defined things like “open rate” and “click rate” led to inconsistencies from one vendor to another. This caused unnecessary confusion for beginner and veteran email marketers alike.

“When customers are switching from their current provider to Elite Email, they often ask great questions. But without any specific standards, to some extent we’re speaking a different language”, says Matthew Georgiadis, Vice-President of Business Development at Elite Email, “Now that Elite Email is in full compliance and passed the EEC audit, it’s up to the other email marketing vendors to catch up and make things easier for all marketers.”

Service providers that adopt and comply with the EEC’s email marketing measurement standards will be given an official seal to display on their web site and marketing collateral.

“The shape of the email marketing industry tomorrow will be based on what we do today. By creating these great standards, the Email Experience Council has provided us with a clear framework. And by adopting the standards, Elite Email is helping to further propel this initiative forward”, says Burko.

Full details about the “Support the Adoption of Metrics for Email” project can be found on the Email Experience Council website, http://www.emailexperience.org.

About Elite Email

Elite Email is a leading North American email marketing service provider (ESP) that has been helping customers achieve greater email marketing results for almost 10 years. The Elite Email cloud-based (software-as-a-service) platform allows organizations of all sizes to build and grow their mailing list, create eye-catching emails, and track results with detailed reports and analytics. All services are backed by Elite Email’s outstanding support and customer care.

Elite Email has been featured on TV, radio and print media and is a member of the Email Experience Council, eMarketing Association, Better Business Bureau, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and Toronto Board of Trade. Elite Email is the only Canadian company listed by the Utah and Michigan Child Protection Agency as a compliant sender. Elite Email recently won the Business of the Year award in the “Under 30” category at the Toronto Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards.

For more information visit: http://www.eliteemail.com

About the Email Experience Council (EEC)

The Direct Marketing Association’s Email Experience Council is a global professional organization that strives to enhance the image of email marketing and communications, while celebrating and actively advocating its critical importance in business and its ROI value.

We are committed to regularly conducting a broad series of initiatives for a variety of organizations that highlight the positive impact and importance of email as a marketing tool, communications vehicle and branding device. Additionally, EEC members are setting the standards for email through our Member Roundtables. The members who belong to our organization are representatives of other trade organizations, agencies, advertisers, technology partners, clients and companies focused on the potential of email marketing via mobile and other digital devices. We encourage you to become part of the EEC at http://www.emailexperience.org/member-center/why-join-eec.

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Children Living Near Toxic Waste Sites in Developing Countries May Experience Higher Blood Lead Levels Resulting in Lower IQ

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 07, 2013

Children living near toxic waste sites in lower and middle income countries such as India, Philippines and Indonesia may experience higher blood lead levels, resulting in a loss of IQ points and a higher incidence of mental retardation, according to a study presented today by Kevin Chatham-Stephens, MD, Pediatric Environmental Health Fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting on May 6 in Washington, DC.

The study titled, The Pediatric Burden of Disease from Lead Exposure at Toxic Waste Sites in Low and Middle Income Countries in 2010, was a joint research partnership between Mount Sinai and the Blacksmith Institute.

Researchers measured lead levels in soil and drinking water at 200 toxic waste sites in 31 countries then estimated the blood lead levels in 779,989 children who were potentially exposed to lead from these sites in 2010. The blood lead levels ranged from 1.5 to 104

Falsely Accused of Abuse, Man Relives Experience in New Anonymous Memoir


Northern England (PRWEB) June 28, 2013

In his new book “The Accused: The Story of a Professional Practitioner Accused of Child Abuse” (published by AuthorHouse), author Richard J. Lewis takes readers through a haunting account of being falsely accused of sexually abusing a teenager.

Though completely anonymous to protect the identities of those involved “The Accused” is a true account of a professional youth counselor and foster parent whose former student made a historical accusation. He claimed to have been sexually abused by him 16 years prior to the accusation. The counselor and foster parent, although having suffered a spinal injury to his back, was forthwith suspended from his post in school and from the foster care team for the city. “The Accused” traces the intense psychological drama and inner turmoil of having to go through the necessary procedures of an investigation.

An excerpt from the Preface of “The Accused”:

As each day and each episode of this unfolding drama is related, the reader is likely to reflect on a number of challenging issues, and possibly to be enticed to arrive at decisions surrounding safeguarding procedures more generally. It is hoped that this material will not be engaged in passively, but will become an interrogative dialogue with oneself and others from personal experience over such matters, since for this reason the book was written.

Lewis hopes to make readers aware of the perspective of a person who has been falsely accused of abuse, but he also wants to ask them to consider what repercussions might be appropriate for people who make false accusations. “I can never realistically work or offer a voluntary service again to work with young people owing to what is written on my Criminal Records Bureau document (DBS), in spite of the fact that I was not convicted, that I have no convictions or offences against children or young people, and that I was not even charged following the bogus disclosure,” says Lewis. “Where is the justice?”

About the Author

To protect his identity, the author of “The Accused” writes anonymously under the pen name Richard J. Lewis, although the book is an autobiographical account of a situation which he lived through.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industrys only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.

For more information or to publish a book visit authorhouse.com or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.







The Doctors Report: pMD for Android A Great App Experience


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 02, 2012

Physicians dont have to give up their Android phones to fully take advantage of pMD following the release of the native Android app for the mobile charge capture software. Rigorous testing and exceedingly high performance standards have resulted in a well-received app that has exceeded expectations for users in delivering the popular, easy-to-use pMD applications to streamline data management and workflow for thousands of physicians each day.

pMD user Dr. Steven A. Stanten of First Surgical Associates in Oakland, Calif., who is especially appreciative of the pMD app for the Android, said, “My partners use iPhones and have pressured me to switch, but I love the bigger screen on the Android. pMD is very easy to use, and it’s been great for us to see our patient list right from our phones.”

The Android app is being hailed as one of the most celebrated releases of the pMD software platform, which allows doctors to capture their billing charges, manage patient information and communicate with each other electronically.

There was a point during this journey where it seemed impossible to create an app that met our high expectations for usability and simplicity on the Android platform, given the range of devices and lack of uniformity, pMD CEO Philippe d’Offay said. We are gratified by all of the positive feedback that weve received from our beta users. We learned from them that our customers would love it, but we never would have imagined how much.

Dr. Andrew Castellanos, University of Cincinnati Hospitalists, another happy pMD Android user, explains, Ive used other charge capture systems in the past, and pMD on the Android has been a wonderful experience! It’s extremely easy to use, and it is convenient for me to put my charges in throughout the day and have the ability to review them while I’m completing my notes. I have only positive things to say about pMD – I love it!”

pMD will continue adding additional functionality to the Android app for different specialties, such as MCP visit counts for nephrologists. The app is currently being distributed directly from pMD and will be available in the Android Market later this year.

Lucky Androids currently supported by pMD include:

HTC EVO 4G

HTC Droid Incredible 2

HTC Inspire 4G

HTC Sensation 4G

HTC Thunderbolt

Motorola Atrix 4G

Motorola Droid Bionic

Motorola Droid Razr

Motorola Droid 2 Global

Samsung Droid Charge

Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Nexus Prime)

Samsung Galaxy S 2

Additional devices will be supported based on customer feedback and new phone releases.

pMD’s mobile charge capture software supports physicians by allowing them to enter their patient charges into Android, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch and BlackBerry devices at the point of patient care. The patient visit is then visible to other doctors within the practice and can be billed immediately. Doctors using charge capture are increasing their ROI in a time when Medicare cuts and other costs are significantly impacting profitability. pMD increases efficiencies in a practice through automation, and it provides free interfaces with almost every major electronic medical record and medical billing system, including Allscripts, athenaCollector by athenahealth (Athena), GE Centricity CPS and GE Centricity GPMS (formerly Millbrook and IDX), Cerner, NextGen and Vitera Intergy (formerly Sage Intergy). For more information, visit http://www.pmdsoft.com







A Travel Experience Found Nowhere Else on Earth


Pauuilo, HI (PRWEB) September 24, 2013

Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods(HLH) is inviting guests to walk in the footsteps of Hawaiian royalty and make a meaningful impact in the restoration of Hawaiis first Legacy Forest by planting a Koa Legacy Tree and being a part of the rebirth of this forest.

Through its Hawaiian Legacy Reforestation Initiative, HLH is donating 1,000 acres of its sustainable koa project to reforestation. Located on the slopes of Mauna Kea, this historic site was once a majestic koa forest and the personal property of King Kamehameha the Greatthe first king of Hawaii. Sadly, the land was cleared nearly a century ago to make room for farming and ranching. Fortunately, some of the old growth koa trees still reside on the property. HLH is utilizing these trees as the seed source for all Legacy Trees in an effort to return this tropical forest to its former glory.

The new Hawaiian Legacy Tours allows guests to step back in time and experience these rare endemic koa trees, travel along the ancient Hawaiian Umikoa Trail to vistas with breathtaking views and perhaps see the endangered I`o (Hawaiian hawk) or Pueo (Hawaiian Owl) which reside on these lands. Each guest is invited to plant one of these special seedlings to honor an individual, commemorate an event, or serve as a family tree, as part of an expert-led tour through the areas rich culture and history. With less than 10% of these of these Hawaiian forests still in existence, guests will have an opportunity to become part of Hawaiis culture and history by the planting of these endemic trees.

The koa tree is one of the signature trees of the Hawaiian forest, yet most people only see koa in its finished form in stores throughout the islands. Koa trees have long been sought after for their magnificent wood, once reserved for use by Hawaiian royalty and used to build canoes, spears, bowls, housing and even fishhooks, said Jeffrey Dunster, CEO of Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods. Our Hawaiian Legacy Tours will provide a unique off-road land adventure for visitors and locals alike a rare opportunity to see koa trees in all stages, from seedlings to old-growth trees with beautiful sprawling branches that serve as the home to endangered wildlife and as a protective canopy for a variety of tropical forest plants.

Tour features: