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Walden University, Newsweek Host Forum on Emerging Technology in Classrooms

Minneapolis (PRWEB) December 8, 2007

Walden University, an accredited online distance-learning institution, recently teamed up with Newsweek magazine to host a panel discussion about the emerging trends of technology in the classroom. The panel discussion, titled “Wireless and Well Prepared: The E-mergence of Technology in the Classroom,” was held in the Holeman Lounge of the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 5. The event concluded with a brief reception and discussion with panelists.

“As a leader in online higher education, Walden University understands how important the role of technology is to students in the learning process,” said Jonathan A. Kaplan, J.D., the president of Walden University, who also gave opening remarks at the forum. “This was an excellent opportunity to highlight how technology in the classroom has helped administrators, teachers, and all educators better teach today’s students.”

Newsweek senior editor and “The Technologist” columnist Steven Levy moderated the discussion with the following panelists:

Amy Klobuchar

U.S. Senator, D-Minn.

Member, Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Innovation

Elected in November 2006, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has participated in several legislative initiatives, such as strengthening the ethics rules in Congress, expanding opportunities for the middle class, protecting American consumers, and promoting energy independence. She serves on four committees: Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; Environment and Public Works; Commerce, Science and Transportation; and Joint Economic. Prior to her Senate election, Klobuchar served eight years as chief prosecutor for Minnesota’s largest county.

Dr. David Thornburg

Founder and director, Global Operations, the Thornburg Center

Faculty, Walden University

An award-winning futurist, author and consultant, Dr. David Thornburg is a senior fellow of the Congressional Institute for the Future, where he conducts research and provides staff development in education, multimedia and communications. He is the author of Campfires in Cyberspace, which explores the true nature of the World Wide Web as a tool for learning.

Walter Bender

President, Software and Content, One Laptop Per Child Foundation

In his work with the One Laptop Per Child Foundation, Walter Bender is helping to develop and deploy technologies that will revolutionize how the world’s children engage in learning. He previously served as the executive director of the MIT Media Laboratory, which he also helped to found. While at MIT, Bender was a senior research scientist and director of the Electronic Publishing Group and engaged in the study of new information technologies and the field of personalized interactive media.

Mary Cullinane

Director, U.S. Partners in Learning, Microsoft Corp.

Mary Cullinane was a teacher for 10 years prior to helping establish EdGate.com, an Internet startup that developed online distance-learning communities for schools. While at EdGate.com, she managed the user experience and helped to build strategic business initiatives. She joined Microsoft in 2000 to manage the Anytime, Anywhere Learning program. Three years later, she oversaw the creation of the School of the Future in West Philadelphia. She is currently responsible for Microsoft’s U.S. Partners in Learning initiative, which focuses on expanding the digital presence in the United States.

Steven Levy

Senior Editor, Newsweek

Steven Levy joined Newsweek in 1995 as a contributing editor and columnist, and was promoted a year later to a senior editor and chief technology writer. He covers industry strategies, policy issues, and trends and products. In 2004, he started a weekly column called “The Technologist,” in which he focuses on trends, news, personalities and oddities. His Newsweek columns have won numerous awards over the years, and his articles and opinion pieces have appeared in such publications as The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Harper’s and Premiere.

A webcast of the forum is archived and available for future reference from the online university at http://www.WaldenU.edu/c/About/OnlineForm_NewsweekForum.aspx


About Walden University

Since 1970, Walden University has offered working professionals the opportunity to earn advanced degrees online through distance learning. This comprehensive, accredited online university now offers master’s and doctoral degrees in education, psychology, management, public policy and administration, and health and human services, as well as master’s programs in engineering and IT and bachelor’s completion programs in business. Walden University is a member of the Laureate International Universities network, the largest global network of accredited campus-based and online universities.

For more information, visit http://www.WaldenU.edu

Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, http://www.ncahlc.org ; 312-263-0456.

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Ana Sanchez

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Walden University

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Life is good

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 10, 2009

On a mission to spread good vibes from coast to coast, The Life is good Company will once again take over the Boston Common on June 20, 2009, with a free-day-long family festival. From great music to good food – and all for a good cause – the Life is good festival is the place to be for all optimistsand those who want to be.

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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

Capital Insurance Group and The Protector Network Host Community Safety Saturday

Visalia, CA (PRWEB) May 15, 2010

On April 24, Capital Insurance Group (CIG) Central Valley Insurance Agency teamed up with the California Highway Patrol, Visalia Police Department and Z104.9 FM to host the first-ever Community Safety Saturday. This free event, aimed at raising awareness of child automobile safety, attracted more than 100 Central Valley residents.

The goal, in keeping with CIGs company philosophy, was to build a relationship with, and assume its responsibility to, the local neighborhood. I cant help but think that we might have actually prevented future injury to at least one of the precious children of this communityand that makes it all worth it, exclaimed Central Valley Insurance Advisor Dee Dean.

To accomplish this, CIG teamed up with the California Highway Patrol. The CHP established a child safety seat check where Public Affairs Officer Scott Harris could inspect child safety and booster seats and instruct parents on the proper usage of these life-saving restraints. Despite states efforts to educate the public, an astonishing number of parents still put their children at risk with improperly installed or broken car seats. Officer Harris was able to demonstrate their correct installation and usage and was even able to exchange broken car seats with brand new ones.

Since child safety was the goal, officers from the Visalia Police Department set up a booth to create photo ID cards for the children and to give away fingerprinting kits. In addition, children received free family activities books. This was a great event, said Visalia Police Departments Crime Prevention Coordinator Angie de Alba. We were able to give good information out about child safety, family safety, identity theft and teen dating.

Children enjoyed face painting and lucky participants received CDs and gift certificates awarded by local radio station Z104.9 FM. Radio personality Lisa Hamilton, who broadcast live from the Carmel Plaza location, provided music, entertainment and prizes with the Z104.9 FM Spin and Win Wheel. Other prizes included a bluetooth headset, emergency camera kit, pocket radio and entertainment savings certificates given away by CIG through raffle drawings every half hour. CIG also gave away a reusable tote bag to each family.

This was the first of many community events well host with The Protector Network and Capital Insurance Group, said Phil Oliver of Central Valley Insurance Agency.

The event was as unique as its co-sponsor, The Protector Network, a first-of-its-kind safety, security and savings benefits program. All CIG clients receive a complimentary membership in The Protector Network, which provides services, tools and products to help protect families, homes, autos and

Hill Harper and Kirk Whalum join Freedom Award List of Honorees by National Civil Rights Museum; Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson to Serve as Host

Memphis, TN (PRWEB) September 14, 2011

The 20th Annual Freedom Awards slate of honorees has added actor Hill Harper and Grammy nominee Kirk Whalum for the acclaimed ceremony at the Cannon Center in Memphis, TN on November 12, 2011. Actress Wendy Raquel Robinson who stars in the television comedy The Game and has appeared in several movies will serve as host for the ceremony.

Hill Harper will receive the Legacy Award for Education, joining Education Pioneer honoree Marva Collins. Harper is an alumnus of Harvard Law School and is best known for his portrayal of Dr. Sheldon Hawkes on the CBS drama television series CSI: NY. His Freedom Award recognizes his non profit foundation Manifest Your Destiny Foundation. The non-profit youth organization was established by Harper for a commitment to work in service of youth to pass along the lessons he learned and to provide a foundation for young men and women to use as a launching pad to success. His fourth book, The Wealth Cure: Putting Money in its Place, was published in 2011.

Marva Collins is honored for creating the Westside Preparatory School, Chicago, in 1975 with $ 5,000 of her teachers pension fund. Her school took in students who were labeled as borderline learning disabled and problematic. She is thought of as the blueprint for establishing the charter school model.

Kirk Whalum will receive the Legacy Award for the Arts, joining Arts Pioneer honoree Cicely Tyson. Whalums musical accomplishments have brought him a total of seven Grammy nominations. In 2010, he was named president and CEO of the Memphis-based Soulsville Foundation, which currently funds and operates three subsidiary organizations: Stax Museum of American Soul Music; the Stax Music Academy, and The Soulsville Charter School

Other Freedom Award honorees include:

Dr. Bill Frist, Humanitarian Pioneer Award, for his work with African hospitals and schools with the group Samaritans Purse. As a former US Senator from Tennessee, he made annual visits to Africa for medical assistance, counsel and was instrumental in getting the U.S. to define the actions in Darfur as genocide. He is the Chair of Hope Through Healing Hands, a non-profit that works for child survival/maternal health, clean water, extreme poverty, and global disease such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and Malaria. He serves on the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Partnership for a Healthier America and the Let’s Move Campaign, Kaiser Family Foundation, Millennium Challenge Corporation and Africare. Frist is recipient of the 2010 Refugees International Humanitarian Award.

Bill Russell, Sports Community Pioneer Award, for his participation in the Civil Rights Movement. He is a recipient of the NBAs first Civil Rights Award and was the first African American to coach a major sport at the professional level in the US. Member of the NBA Hall of Fame, he fought racism off and on the courts. Russell holds the record for the most championships won by an athlete in a North American sports league. Russell was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Barack Obama in 2011.

Alonzo Mourning, Sports Community Legacy Award, for his charities which aid in the development of children and families living in at risk situations. He is the founder of the Overtown Youth Center in Miami, Florida for the enrichment of children. Former NBA standout launched Zos Fund for Life to raise funds for glomerulosclerosis, which he was diagnosed with during his NBA career. Co-founder of Athletes for Hope, a charitable organization, which helps professional athletes get involved in charitable causes and inspires millions of non-athletes to volunteer and support the community.

Danny Glover, Pioneer Award, for his support of various humanitarian and civil rights causes including the United Farm Workers. In the 1960s, as a student at San Francisco State University, Glover was a member of the Black Students Union which, along with the American Federation of Teachers, collaborated in a five-month student-led strike to establish a Department of Black Studies. The strike was the longest student walkout in U.S. history. It helped create the first Department of Black Studies and the first School of Ethnic Studies in the U.S.

Susan L. Taylor, Legacy Award, former editor-in-chief and editorial director for Essence Magazine for 27 years, was the first and only African American woman to be recognized by the Magazine Publishers of America with the Henry Johnson Fisher Award and the first to be inducted into the American Society of Magazine Editors Hall of Fame. She founded the National Cares Mentoring Movement, in 2006, to recruit one million adults to help secure children who are in peril and losing ground.

NAACP, Pioneer Award, the NAACP is the countrys first and foremost civil and human rights organization. Since being founded in 1909, the NAACP has continued to live its mission: to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society. One of the NAACP’s greatest legal victories was in 1954, when Thurgood Marshall and a team of NAACP attorneys won Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas. In this landmark decision, the Supreme Court held that segregation in public education violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

Southern Poverty Law Center, Legacy Award, internationally known for its tolerance education programs, legal victories against white supremacists and its tracking of hate groups, militias and extremist organizations. The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education and other forms of advocacy, they employ a three-pronged strategy to battle racial and social injustice.

The following Icons of the American Civil Rights Movement will also be honored:

Rev. C. T. Vivian helped organize the Nashville Sit-Ins, Freedom Riders movement and the March on Washington.

Mrs. Leola Brown Montgomery, the widow of Rev. Oliver Brown, the lead plaintiff in the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education.

John Seigenthaler served as the administrative assistant to Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy during the 1961 Freedom Riders movement, chief negotiator for the government and, in 1991, founded the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University.

Dolores Huerta is the co-founder and First Vice President Emeritus of the United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO. She was with Senator Robert Kennedy moments before his assassination in Los Angeles, in 1968.

Rev. Ed. King worked closely with the Mississippi Movement leader Medgar Evers and was a key leader in the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party with Fannie Lou Hamer.

Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder of Rainbow Push organization, worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and was with King on April 4, 1968. He is known for organizing across racial, gender and social lines for justice.

Rev. James Lawson studied the non-violence principles of Gandhi, which became Dr. Kings mantra. He trained and worked with Student Non-Violence Coordinating Committee (SNCC) for Freedom Riders and Sit-In Movements.

Rev. Samuel Kyles worked closely with the Memphis Movement. He served on the Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom and he was with Dr. King in Memphis on April 4, 1968. Kyles has maintained his involvement with civil rights work since the 1960s.

The National Civil Rights Museum is located at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, TN, the site of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968. Previous Freedom Award recipients include President Nelson Mandela, President Bill Clinton, Bishop Desmond Tutu, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President Mikhail Gorbachav, President Oscar Arias, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Andrew Young, Stevie Wonder, Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks, Sidney Poit

GBK Will Host Its Annual Celebrity Gift Lounge In Honor of the 2012 Academy Awards Nominees and Presenters

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) February 14, 2012

GBK, the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, will honor the 2012 Academy Awards Nominees and Presenters with its Annual Gift Lounge on February 24th and 25th. GBK will offer its exclusive list of invited celebrities, VIPs, and media an opportunity to enjoy an elite environment with gifts, diverse services and hors d’oerves while tending to its charitable causes.

Honored guests include Nominees and Presenters of the Academy Awards as well as notable Hollywood celebrities, prominent media outlets and select charities, which continue to be the anchor of GBKs efforts and purpose. This years charities include:

The Worldteam Foundation – Rick and Sue Clark started the Worldteam Foundation in 2006 to combat human trafficking, starting with Thailand and the United States; HollyRod Foundation – The HollyRod foundation is dedicated to providing compassionate cave to those living with autism and Parkinsons disease; Drawing for Hope – “Pushing the limits of art, compassion, and healing.” Drawing Hope International uses visual art to join thousands of sexual assault survivors from every state in the US and 150 other countries into a healing community which supports survivors to connect with their own strength, see their beauty and embrace their freedom and lastly; The Sugar Ray Leonard Foundation- The mission is to raise funds for research and awareness towards a cure for Juvenile diabetes.

One of GBKs supporting initiatives this week included the purchase of laptop computers which are being donated to the HollyRod Foundation in the name of each nominee or presenter who attends the upcoming annual GBK celebrity lounge.

Holly Robinson, Founder of HollyRod Foundation stated the following; “At HollyRod we have known for years that technology has literally given non-verbal children with autism the ‘Gift of Voice’. Laptops, tablets along with revolutionary applications have made it possible for these children to communicate their feelings and needs like never before. Please give The Gift of Voice to a child with autism today, compliments of GBK!”

In the spirit of what represents the glitz and glamour of Hollywood and the Academy Awards, GBKs event theme is to portray luxurious gifts and services. This season, more than any other, the GBK lounge offers an array of diverse jewelry companies to bejewel both men and women. Luxury travel escapes; finest accessories as well as many pampering and beauty options await all who attend.

GBK, the recipient of multiple Best Gift Bag awards by BizBash will, once again, continue to raise the bar with their celebrity gift bags. GBK will host three lucky winners, recipients of GBKs celebrity gift bags, which were auctioned off at the Keep Memory Alive Ball and March of Dimes Foundation this past year, raising over $ 65,000.00 for these charitable causes. The winners bid for the famed GBK Celebrity Gift bags and the opportunity to have a real celebrity experience at the GBK celebrity lounges this month.

In honor of this years Academy Awards, GBK proudly presents their remarkable sponsors at the GBK celebrity gift lounge starting with the presenting sponsor; My Pillow: “Guaranteed the most comfortable pillow you’ll ever own.”- Premium down pillow.

Beauty and health is a sought after category by celebrities who have demanding daily schedules and seek the latest and most effective products in the market, for this reason GBK brings only the best to its celebrity attendees including; Ajinomoto North America, Inc. Capsiate Natura

Lakota Peoples Law Project Praises National Geographics Portrait of Lakota Resilience and Calls on BIA to Host Summit on Child Welfare


Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2012

In National Geographics “In The Shadow of Wounded Knee,” Alex White Plume speaks in the present, as if the 1890 massacre at Wounded Knee is happening now. Indeed while there is no genocide against the Lakota occurring today, the onslaught on Lakota culture in South Dakota is in full swing. According to Lakota Peoples Law Project (LPLP) Chief Counsel Daniel Sheehan, the removal of Lakota children by the Department of Social Services has become an epidemic since 2000. The Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) requires that Lakota foster children stay with their extended families and tribes whenever possible, but a 2005 federal audit shows that South Dakota is among the worst violators of ICWA, with 95% of Native children being placed in non-Native care.

According to Laura Sullivans October 2011, Peabody Award-winning investigative series Native Foster Care: Lost Children, Shattered Families, the South Dakota Department of Social Services (DSS) removes as many as 700 Native children every year from their homes. Sullivan explains that the state currently receives nearly $ 100 million dollars per year in federal revenue for foster care serviceswhich South Dakota officials treat as a stimulus to their state’s weak economy.

Olowan Thunder Hawk Martinez, whose story of personal resilience and triumph is the centerpiece of In The Shadow of Wounded Knee, is the niece of Madonna Thunder Hawk, a renowned Lakota activist and founding member of the American Indian Movement (AIM). On July 5th, Madonna Thunder Hawk, who is also the Tribal Liaison for the Lakota Peoples Law Project, spoke at a community festival and fundraiser in Aptos, CA for the Lakota Child Rescue Project,. Thunder Hawks account detailed how Lakota children are predominantly placed in white foster care homes or institutions. According to Thunder Hawk, Native American children under the age of 2 are especially in demand in the adoption market since they will never remember their families or culture.

According to Lakota Peoples Law Project consulting anthropologist Randolfo R. Pozos, Ph.D., “In The Shadow of Wounded Knee breaks new ground. Alexandra Fuller avoids the common story of the conquest and oppression of the Lakota in favor of a much more detailed story of humans stubbornly refusing to be victims. Pozos also observes The ability of Alex White Plume and Olowan Thunder Hawk Martinez to tell their stories honestly, without rancor or self-pity, is not only a testament to their personal resilience, but it is a description of a people refusing cultural oblivion.

The Lakota Peoples Law Project commends Alexandra Fuller and National Geographic for illuminating a portrait not often seen of the Lakota in the 21st century. The article illustrates resilience in the face of over a hundred years of hardships. Lakota Peoples Law Project Executive Director Sara Nelson states, This is a moving piece of journalism that demonstrates the great importance of protecting Lakota children, who are the future of Native Americans in South Dakota.

In partnership with Lakota leaders, the Lakota People’s Law Project is confronting South Dakota’s systematic violation of the Indian Children Welfare Act, as descried by NPR. LPLP has launched a campaign to petition the Bureau of Indian Affairs to host a summit on foster care in South Dakota. In a letter to the Department of Interior last October, two Democratic congressmenEd Markey of the House Natural Resources Committee and Dan Boren of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairsdemanded action by the BIA, but nothing has been done yet. LPLP is circulating the petition online. To learn more about their effort, visit this web page.

The Lakota Peoples Law Project is sponsored by the non-profit Romero Institute of Santa Cruz, CA. The Romero Institute is named after slain human rights advocate Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. The Institute seeks to identify and dismantle the structural sources of injustice and threats to the survival of our human family.







How To Host A Website Pushes for Stricter Pornography Regulations to Protect Children.


Stafford, Virginia (PRWEB) August 31, 2012

Online pornography has always been a controversial topic. XXX stores card people and magazines require age verification, however anyone of any age can easily view pornographic material online. This is partially due to the fact that pornography is regulated loosely online. There have been a number of ideas such as limiting them to .xxx extensions or even .porn. This legislative push has been met with serious resistance from the porn industry for fear that it would damage existing brands or decrease traffic on popular .com websites that host pornographic material.

How To Host a Website is pushing a joint proposal that meets the requirements cited by both sides. Instead of requiring pornographic services to change their branding or name they can simply limit the images and videos so they’re served from a restricted TLD. Sites can continue to operate under their .com or business name, however the actual pornographic material to include images and videos would be required to come from a .xxx or similar TLD. This change would allow parents to protect their children and their households from online pornography. Whether it’s a child intentionally looking up the material or an adult that accidentally clicks a link or is redirected to a porn based website, both would be protected.

If either of the cases above were to occur the website would load, however only the text would be displayed since the offending images or videos would fail to display. This type of technology is already in place using CDN’s and other web based technologies that are used primarily for image hosting. Browser developers such as Mozilla (Firefox), Microsoft (Internet Explorer) and Google (Chrome) would be responsible for creating a parental or adult setting that can be enabled or disabled with a password. Once the adult option is disabled all content to include videos and or images would fail to appear if they came from the restricted TLD. Additional security measures could also be enabled by ISP’s that provide a service which blocks access to the restricted TLD upon request.

Howtohostawebsite.com has tested this and it’s appears to be a viable solution if it can receive backing from some of the industry web hosting leaders. Conservative critics are pushing to ban online pornography completely. However, that appears to be an uphill battle that they will have to fight for a very long time. In the interim it’s possible to at least limit the exposure to children and adults that have a distaste for porn.







Host Merchant Services Announces HMS Gives Program, Discounted Processing for Charities


Newark, DE (PRWEB) December 31, 2012

In the credit card processing industry Interchange is considered the cost of doing business, it is a toll that must be paid to use the Visa and MasterCard highway. For non-profit organizations however, Interchange fees take a bite directly out of incoming donations. Since these donations are the main source of income for charitable organizations, companies often seek alternative methods. Charitable and Social Service Organizations can benefit from Host Merchant Services and their new HMS Gives program, a credit card processing solution specifically designed for charities. In addition to the great service and targeted focus of HMS processing solutions, the program offers a great low rate designed just for these organizations.

Last year, Visa introduced the Consumer Credit Card Charity Interchange Rate Program for charitable organizations which specifically refers to organizations with the Merchant Category Code (MCC) of 8398, Charitable and Social Service Organizations Fundraising. Host Merchant Services passes on this great rate through the HMS Gives Program. The interchange rate for this program is 1.35% + $ 0.05.

Processing requirements for the program will be the same as those for the current CPS Retail 2 Program (the previous interchange program that was available to charitable contributions):

Infocasts to Host 6th Annual Storage Week Summit this April in Austin, TX


Woodland Hills, CA (PRWEB) February 20, 2013

Infocast brings its highly acclaimed Storage Week Summit to Austin, TX for the first time on April 2-4, 2013 at the historic Driskill Hotel. Texas dynamic power markets, with its 8.4% wind penetration, massive solar potential, transmission constraints, progressive power market and supportive state policies, make it an ideal location for this years event. Unique characteristics and needs of the Texas market will be addressed by Commissioner Kenneth W. Anderson, Jr. from the Public Utility Commission of Texas and Kenneth Ragsdale of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT).

The Storage Week Summit 2013 will also feature discussions of several large-scale commercial developments, including Duke Energys recently announced completion of its 36 MW Notrees Energy Storage Project in West Texas. Keynote speaker Dr. Imre Gyuk, program manager for energy storage at the Department of Energy (DOE) remarked that completion of this project represents a singular success for Duke Energy, for the DOE, and for the entire energy storage community in the U.S. Dr. Gyuk will be joined by Jeff Gates of Duke Energy, Audrey Fogarty of Xtreme Power and representatives of AES Energy Storage who will discuss their projects.

Utility and renewable project developer energy storage initiatives will also be a major focus area at this years Summit. Representatives from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), CPS Energy, Con Edison, Jinko Solar, Pacific Gas and Electric, PJM Interconnection, and Seattle City Light will discuss how energy storage is being incorporated in generation, transmission and distribution plans and operations.

The 6th Annual Storage Week will once again bring together the people who are making storage a reality. It will provide an unprecedented view of real-world projects, systems modeling and performance results. This event will catalyze the further development of storage as an effective, real-world option in the hands of utility resource planners and distribution engineers, renewable business developers and project managers, transmission developers, balancing authorities and grid operators.

For more information, to register for the summit, or to join us as a sponsor, visit the event website at infocastinc.com/storageweek13 or contact Infocast events at 818-888-4444.

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