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New Child Care Concept Introduces First Completely Eco-Friendly Center

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 12, 2007

After more than a year of research and planning, this week FIO360 (pronounced fee-oh) announces plans to open its first totally eco-friendly child care center in Atlanta by February 2008. The announcement comes amid a flurry of dialogue regarding safe toys, food and environmental settings for children.

FIO360’s concept will present the first Eco Early Care and Learning Boutique in the United States–meeting the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standards for environmentally sustainable construction and providing an entirely eco-friendly operation with organic/locally-grown food, natural/organic personal care products and earth-friendly cleaners throughout the facility. According to the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition, pound for pound, children breathe more air, drink more water, and eat more food than adults. Their bodies are more rapidly growing and developing, so their interactions within their environments have a maximum impact during this critical time.

“The reality is most of today’s American families (67 percent) require child care services and, as a working mom myself, I realized more could be done to provide a more holistic learning and care setting for children,” says Crissy Klaus, Founder & CEO of FIO360. “The word ‘fio’ is a Latin verb that means ‘to become’ and ‘360’ relates to wholeness or coming full circle, so FIO360 will provide an optimum setting for children to become their individual best–intellectually, physically and emotionally.”

FIO360 will also offer a wide array of special amenities for children and families, including an interactive learning museum, on-site massage therapy, heated floors, a no-shoes policy, the first Family Concierge and a 9,600 square-foot rooftop playground, to name a few.

FIO360’s Key Features

In line with its eco-friendly values and family-centric philosophies, FIO360 will enter the Atlanta market offering several unique features, including:


Green Building & Eco-Friendly Child Care Standards: FIO360 is making significant investments to create a green facility that will provide a setting for optimal children’s health, including zero-VOC (volatile organic compounds) painted walls; no PVC (polyvinyl chloride) plastic products; natural and organic toys; all-natural personal care products that exclude harmful chemicals; solar tubes to bring in natural lighting; floors that emit radiant heat; and earth-friendly leaning products that exclude harmful fumes and environmental toxins.

Organic Children’s Meals: All meals prepared in the on-site FIO360 commercial kitchen or purchased from outside vendors will feature locally-grown, organic, natural or hormone-free food, with an emphasis on whole foods and fresh fruits and vegetables.

Children’s & Parent’s Massage Therapy: Studies reveal infants who receive massage sleep through the night sooner, longer and have fewer gastric problems. Research also demonstrates that massage in young children helps develop less aggressive behaviors. At FIO360, parents will have the option to register their children for massage by a licensed and trained specialist at no charge. FIO360 will also feature a “Relaxation Station” where parents and staff can unwind and recharge with massage by a certified specialist. Workshops for parents will also be offered to provide additional education about this emerging practice.

Shoeless Environment: To negate the dirt, germs and oils that shoes can track on the floors, FIO360 will provide children and staff with Fio Slippers to wear throughout the facility. Playtime on the floors is a core part of each child’s discovery experience and shoeless settings help keep the floors clean and safe for children to crawl, walk, run and play.

Classroom Technology: The FIO360 classrooms will feature active board technology that will be used for learning and will also stream family photos and video footage so that children can always feel connected. And, parents will have access to password-protected Web cameras to take a sneak peek at their children throughout the day.

Interactive Learning Exhibits: A significant portion of the entrance level–a 900 square-foot space with 18 ft. ceilings–will feature interactive learning exhibits in a children’s museum format. The “Imagination Station” will feature permanent “signature” exhibits as well as portable exhibits that will change to keep the space fresh and exciting.

Rooftop Playground: Today’s best outdoor play spaces for children invite open-ended play and discovery in natural environments. Located on the rooftop, the FIO360 Magical Urban Playscape will present a space for children to play, wonder and create. With a protected rooftop setting (enclosed by an 8-foot fence) that allows children to view the wonder of Atlanta, this playground will feature various age-appropriate play stations and gardens where children can escape to a world of excitement and exploration.

New Pyramid Learning Curriculum: Developed by Dr. Jef Van Kuyk of the Netherlands (one of the world’s most literate countries), this curriculum meets the highest national standards for early care and learning. The program is used to educate children in the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, and India and is currently being developed for use in the United States. Teachers are trained and empowered to use a four-step process to take children from basic understanding to more complex problem solving.

Countdown To Opening

The 21,000-plus square foot FIO360 facility will serve 238 children ages 6 weeks to 6 years in its full-time care and learning program. The center will also offer drop-in care for parents who want to enjoy quality time in the city and back-up care for parents when their everyday provider is unavailable.

FIO360 will gradually roll out enrollment openings for full-time care, with plans to reach its full capacity of 238 openings by April 2008.

For more information, visit http://www.fio360.com.

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Remote Lands Introduces Summer Family Travel Experiences in Asia

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 6, 2008

Remote Lands, the world’s foremost luxury travel designer focused exclusively on Asia, is offering extraordinary summer travel opportunities for the most discerning families. The company’s tailor-made excursions for families include water sports, cultural experiences, kite-making and golf in Bali; playing with giant panda cubs, rock climbing and hot air ballooning in China; and camping, rafting and hiking in Bhutan. Remote Lands’ bespoke family journeys begin at around $ 1,000 per person per day, depending on the destination plus international airfare. Services such as private jet charters, helicopters, VIP audiences, and personal staff including chefs, trainers, concierges and other professionals are additional.

Bali: Beaches, Surfing, Kite-making, Golf

Bali is the perfect getaway for families with children of any age with its wealth of cultural highlights, sport facilities and art activities. As kite-making is a proud Balinese tradition, Remote Lands can arrange for clients to make kites with one of the Princes of Bali and his family, culminating in the maiden flight of the massive new kite from the beach at sunset. The kites are made in the shapes of animals and are approximately 10-feet wide and 30-feet long. Guests can visit the Franciscan Orphanage, where children are paired with their Indonesian counterparts for a first-hand learning experience inside the orphanage walls. Bali’s unique geography also presents unparalleled sporting opportunities from golf to surfing. A private surf instructor can be engaged to teach family members how to surf gentle breaks before moving on to bigger waves. Remote Lands arranges for families to stay in some of the island’s most spectacular yet child-friendly private villas with sublime views of the beach and a fulltime staff of personal chefs, butlers, maids, drivers and even a masseuse.

China: Panda Sanctuary, Private Cruises, Village Visits

Families visiting China for the 2008 Beijing Olympics are encouraged to extend their stay to experience some of Remote Lands’ signature, unique experiences. The central Chinese province of Sichuan offers the exciting experience of playing with panda cubs. At the Wolong Panda Reserve, families can meet with a resident biologist who will teach them about this species’ fragile breeding habits and the reserve’s conservation work. Visitors don protective blue suits to enter the cubs’ playground and hold one of these adorable creatures.

In southern China, the mythical landscape of Guangxi Province offers a multitude of cultural and outdoor activities. The picturesque Li River has long inspired poets and painters. Remote Lands recreates this experience for clients by taking them on a private two-hour river cruise accompanied by an expert in the history of Chinese painting, who will expound on the links between this remarkable topography and traditional Chinese art. Adults and children will have individual easels, paper and brushes to paint their versions of this area. Rock climbing is also a popular activity in the area and Guangxi’s majestic limestone formations lend themselves to climbing routes of all grades. Other exhilarating offerings available to clients in southern China include hot-air-ballooning up to high peaks or biking around charming, neighboring villages.

Bhutan: Camping, Hiking, Cycling, Rafting

Families can begin their Bhutanese adventure by white-water rafting in the Punakha Valley where they will select from a variety of routes to ensure the safety and comfort of children of all ages. Guests can spend the night in a private, luxury camp with a personal chef who will prepare authentic regional cuisine to suit any palate. Private archery lessons with top instructors can be arranged for families looking to learn about Bhutan’s national sport. Farmhouse visits are another possibility. Guests are encouraged to learn about and assist farming families with crop cultivation, tending to their livestock and cooking. Remote Lands can arrange for hiking or mountain biking experiences through the valleys to visit with local families in the remote villages of Gogona and Khotokha.

For inquiries or to make reservations, call (646) 415-8092 or visit http://www.remotelands.com.

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Travel Insured International Introduces New Travel Insurance Plans with Stronger Benefits, More Insurance Options

East Hartford, CT (PRWEB) April 29, 2008

Travel Insured International a leading provider of travel protection plans for travelers, has unveiled a new trio of travel insurance plans under the company’s popular Worldwide Trip Protector brand.

Worldwide Trip Protector, the signature brand of Travel Insured International now includes two plans redesigned with stronger benefits and more optional coverage choices than ever before. These include the company’s two popular comprehensive insurance plans, Worldwide Trip Protector and Worldwide Trip Protector Gold. A third plan, being launched for the first time, is Worldwide Trip Protector Lite and Lite Expanded, which is designed as basic yet flexible protection for families and budget conscious travelers.

New Upgrades and Options

Each of the three Worldwide Trip Protector plans offers a menu of included and optional features to help travelers select the right coverage to fit their travel insurance needs. Available benefits, depending on the plan selected, include Kids Are Free coverage, Cancel for Any Reason and Cancel for Work Reasons options (neither of these options is available in Texas, Washington State or Oregon), a new Sports Coverage option, ID Theft Recovery Assistance, Pet Care coverage, Missed Port of Call and School Year Extension protection.

Travelers can ask their travel agent to describe the plan that works best for their booking, or they can visit Travel Insured’s web site at http://www.travelinsured.com and ask questions using Live Chat. They can also speak to a friendly, knowledgeable Travel Insured customer care professional who can answer their questions at 1-800-243-3174.

All three Worldwide Trip Protector plans offer options to Cancel for Any Reason or Cancel for Work Reasons (neither option is available in Texas, Washington State or Oregon), as well as options for increased Emergency Medical Expense benefits including Medevac coverage, and Flight Accident Protection. Travelers on any of the plans may also opt for a Sports Coverage upgrade to protect prepaid sports activities, such as golf green fees and ski passes, and rented or owned sports equipment while on vacation.

Kids are Free and ID Theft Recovery

Worldwide Trip Protector, Travel Insured’s most popular comprehensive plan, is widely used by travelers booking land or cruise vacations in both the popular-priced and luxury markets. The updated Worldwide Trip Protector includes Kids Are Free coverage for children under 18 traveling with a related adult enrolled and traveling on the same policy.

Worldwide Trip Protector Gold offers the highest level of comprehensive travel insurance benefits for clients who seek enhanced coverage that protects the quality of their travel preferences. The Gold plan has higher Medical and Trip Delay limits and inclusive Car Rental Collision Damage Waiver. Both Worldwide Trip Protector and Trip Protector Gold feature an ID Theft Protection Service that works to resolve any compromised financial cards or documents for the insured client who is victimized by an ID theft event while traveling.

Worldwide Travel Concierge Services are an added benefit with Worldwide Trip Protector and Worldwide Trip Protector Gold. Along with several other destination support features, Concierge Services provide travelers with access to entertainment and sports event tickets, help with local directions, restaurant and hotel reservations, or locating translation services or guides.

New Lite and Lite Expanded Travel Insurance Plan

Worldwide Trip Protector Lite and Lite Expanded are two coverage levels available within one newly-created Travel Insured plan for budget-minded travelers. Customers start with broad Worldwide Trip Protector Lite basic coverage at our most affordable plan rates. They may upgrade to stronger inclusive benefits with Lite Expanded protection and select specific coverage options that match their trip type or individual travel protection needs. Kids are Free coverage is included for one child under 18 per related adult enrolled and traveling on the same Worldwide Trip Protector Lite or Lite Expanded policy

All Worldwide Trip Protector plans come with Travel Insured’s superior level of customer service and Worldwide Emergency Travel Assistance, which is available 24/7 by a free phone call from anywhere insured customers are traveling and in need of help.

About Travel Insured International

Travel Insured delivers comprehensive travel protection benefits ranging from trip cancellation and trip interruption to emergency assistance and Medevac insurance, travel accident and sickness medical expense, accidental death and dismemberment, missed connection and baggage delay or loss.

The company’s travel insurance plans include its comprehensive Worldwide Trip Protector, the most popular travel protection plan and Worldwide Trip Protector Gold, an enhanced travel insurance plan designed to protect luxury vacations and business trips. Travel Insured also offers two travel insurance plans designed to provide basic yet flexible protection for families and budget conscious travelers, its Worldwide Trip Protector Lite insurance plan and Worldwide Trip Protector Lite Expanded insurance plan. Finally they offer a Medical Protector insurance plan, an Airline Ticket Protector plan as well as a complete offering of Group Travel Insurance plans including Student Group insurance plans.

Visit Travel Insured’s web site at http://www.travelinsured.com or speak to a friendly, knowledgeable Travel Insured customer care professional at 1-800-243-3174.

Travel Insured International, based in East Hartford, Connecticut, was founded in 1993 by the foresight of insurance industry executive Peter Gehris when he acquired the travel protection division of the Travelers Insurance Company. Coverage is underwritten by Arch Insurance Company (a Missouri corporation, NAIC #11150) with executive offices located in New York, NY. Not all insurance products or coverage is available in all jurisdictions. Coverage is subject to actual policy language.

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Baby Blue Foundation Introduces National Safe Haven Sign to NJ

Atlantic City, NJ (PRWEB) December 4, 2008 –

The last two states to enact Safe Haven laws, Alaska and Nebraska adopted such laws in 2008. Nebraska’s law has received substantial media coverage due to its failure to limit the surrender age of children protected under the law. In November, Nebraska revised the law limiting the age to 30-days, the same as New Jersey.

However, the laws vary in age limits and legal surrender locations from state to state. These variations can create confusion for young women who often are in a position of panic after delivery of their newborn.

“These are not women who are getting regular prenatal care and planning for the delivery of their newborn. They are women who have fallen through the cracks. They have spent 9-months concealing and denying their pregnancy. They are unprepared for the imminent arrival of their baby,” says Susan Ferrier Co-founder and Vice President of the Baby Blue Foundation.

On December 4, 2008, the Baby Blue Foundation along with the Ventnor Police, Atlantic County hospitals, and the National Safe Haven Alliance will introduce the first National Safe Haven signs to New Jersey.

“We selected this date because it marks the 4-year anniversary of the day my husband Bill and I, along with the support of the community lay Baby Blue to rest,” says Susan. Blue’s body along with the afterbirth and presumable the mother’s undergarment stuffed in a sack washed up on a Ventnor beach in January 2004. It was Bill Ferrier who found her. He felt it important that she have a name and a proper burial. He and Susan began taking steps to see that it happened. It was 10-1/2 months before the Ferrier’s were able to fulfill their promise to Blue.

Since then the Ferrier’s founded a 501c3 whose mission is to honor the memory of Baby Blue and others like her through efforts to prevent future newborn abandonment and fatalities. The Foundation raises awareness about the prevalence, causes and alternatives to neonaticide (the killing of a newborn within the first 24-hours of life). Finally, in the event of future newborn deaths from abandonment or violence, the group seeks to provide dignified memorial service.

In its efforts to prevent new cases of newborn death and abandonment, the Baby Blue Foundation promotes awareness about the NJ Safe Haven Act. According to Susan, “the Foundation strongly supports Safe Haven legislation. It is the best, and in some cases possibly the only alternative for these young women.”

The New Jersey Safe Haven Act went into effect in 2000. Since the laws inception, 37 babies have been safely surrendered. While the number of safe surrenders surpasses the 28 newborns left in unsafe conditions or found dead, more needs to be done to raise awareness of Safe Haven Laws and to minimize confusion about the laws.

The National Safe Haven signs were designed to uniformly identify Safe Haven surrender sites. Hospital emergency rooms and police departments are the only legal surrender sites in NJ. A parent or designee can anonymously surrender a child under 30-days old to any police department or emergency room employee.

New Jersey’s first National Safe Haven sign will be unveiled Thursday Dec. 4 at 1pm. outside the Ventnor Police Department, located at 6201 Atlantic Ave., Ventnor. A representative from each Atlantic County hospital will receive a National Safe Haven sign to hang outside their emergency room. In addition to the hospital representatives, Ventnor Police Chief Wayne Arnold and Tracey Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Haven Alliance will be in attendance.

“We are excited to be spearheading the initiative to uniformly identify Safe Haven surrender sites in NJ but also through out the country,” Susan explains. NJ joins NY, IL, AZ, FL, VA and ME in the effort to create standardization.

Other hospital emergency rooms or police departments who would like to hang a National Safe Haven outside their facility should contact the Baby Blue Foundation at 609-703-4180. The Baby Blue Foundation is a NJ 501c3 accepting donations at P.O. Box 2408, Ventnor, NJ 08406 or online at http://www.babybluefoundation.org.

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Experian


Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 3, 2009

ProtectMyID.com, the multilayered identity theft detection, protection and fraud resolution product, today launched new enhancements, making it one of the industry’s most comprehensive consumer identity theft protection products. ProtectMyID.com, a part of Experian, one of the most trusted brands in identity protection, was designed to help consumers prevent the damages caused by identity theft. Premiering next week, an integrated marketing campaign kicks off with broadcast ads that depict real-life identity theft situations and demonstrate how ProtectMyID.com is able to protect and support its members.

Product enhancements now available at ProtectMyID.com include:

Active Internet scans that search for key indications of potential fraudulent use of debit, credit card and Social Security numbers
Notification alerts that inform members when a change of address action is initiated so members can verify that the change was legitimate or determine if it came from an unauthorized source
Members can now choose to receive notification alerts via email, text message or U.S. mail

Core features of ProtectMyID.com include:

Daily monitoring of its members’ credit reports at all three credit bureaus, with alerts as key changes are detected.
Access to experienced, U.S. Fraud Resolution Agents providing members with invaluable personal assistance in resolving identity theft issues as well as help in the event of a lost or stolen wallet.
As members, parents can extend identity theft protection to their children through ChildSecureSM (patent pending) for an additional fee. ProtectMyID.com provides the only monthly monitoring of your children’s credit information.
ProtectMyID.com’s Guarantee will reimburse for up to $ 1 million in related losses and expenses in the event the product fails and may also reimburse for stolen funds from unauthorized ATM, debit and credit card transactions for which the member may be personally liable. The Product Guarantee is subject to limitations, see our website for details.

“Identity theft continues to be a problem, and simply checking your credit report once a year isn’t enough to protect yourself against the financial loss and emotional strain that accompanies this crime,” said Jennifer Leuer, general manager of ProtectMyID.com. “While no one can ever entirely prevent identity theft, they can take steps to educate and protect themselves and get dedicated help if a theft occurs.”

Consumers engage frequently in potentially risky behaviors without thinking about the dangers involved. Everyday tasks can expose identities to theft, such as applying for bank loans; shopping on nonsecure Web sites; giving credit card numbers over cell phones in public places; and posting personal information, like birth dates, on social networking sites. Many consumers aren’t aware that these seemingly harmless activities can be all an identity thief needs to wreak serious financial and personal havoc.

“If you suspect you have exposed some of your personal information to a scam artist, a good line of defense is to actively monitor your credit report,” said Linda Foley, founder of the Identity Theft Resource Center. “If you monitor your credit or subscribe to a daily identity monitoring service, like ProtectMyID.com, you can quickly discover changes to your personal information that may indicate identity theft.”

Experian

InstantAmber Introduces New Affiliate System

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 23, 2009

InstantAmber (InstantAmber.com) is proud to announce that it is introducing a new affiliate program. The program will be used by websites concerned with child safety and parenting.

InstantAmber will approve all affiliates to make sure they share the interests of InstantAmber. InstantAmber welcomes:

Mommy-bloggers
Child safety or education companies
Parenting or family-related sites
Children’s gyms
Children’s entertainers
Identity theft companies
Daycares
Schools
PTAs/PTOs
Children’s web browsers
Children’s clothing stores
Any company or organization that is concerned with children, families, or parenting

InstantAmber shall maintain best practices with regards to its affiliate approval process. InstantAmber is offering its approved affiliates a 25% commission payout on the total InstantAmber sale. Approved affiliates will also receive a $ 10 bonus just for signing up to become an affiliate! Commissions can be paid via PayPal or by check on a monthly basis (for the previous month); the minimum payout amount is $ 100.00.

InstantAmber also offers numerous affiliate ad options for its affiliates to use on their respective websites. Affiliates can choose from various banners, text ads, text links, and html ads. The banners are offered in a variety of sizes and shapes to ensure compatibility on approved affiliate’s websites. Affiliates may also request specific promo codes or sizes to compliment the layout of their sites, as required. For additional information on signing up as an affiliate for InstantAmber, please visit: http://www.instantamber.com/affiliate.

InstantAmber is a subscription based service that assists families and law enforcement agencies in the recovery of missing children. It has partnered with organizations and businesses that share the same common goal of protecting children and ensuring child safety. Some of InstantAmber’s partners include National Organization for Youth Safety, KinderVision, My Gym, Stroller Strides, The National Vigil for Hope, and many others.

About InstantAmber:

InstantAmber (http://www.instantamber.com) is a web-based data gathering, storage and delivery service that enables law enforcement to retrieve critical information and photos in the event of a missing child emergency. Born in 2008, InstantAmber, a unique online service, is creating a community through targeted business and philanthropic partnerships for the safety and protection of children throughout the United States.

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InstantAmber Introduces New Pricing and Benefits To Ensure Affordability for Families


Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 28, 2009

InstantAmber is proud to announce that it has changed its pricing structure to ensure all families can afford its unique, life-saving service. InstantAmber has also added numerous benefits for its members to ensure that InstantAmber members have all of the resources necessary to ensure their families’ safety!

InstantAmber members will receive the benefits listed below all for a low annual membership fee of $ 30.00; plus $ 10.00 per registered child. Because InstantAmber is dedicated to helping families protect their children, InstantAmber will waive the first-year annual $ 30.00 membership fee through October 31, 2009.

InstantAmber’s Membership Benefits:

Instant law enforcement access 24/7/365
Ability to upload court orders, divorce paperwork, and fingerprint cards
Access to the Child Safety Store-which has partner offers to meet other child safety needs
If a member’s child goes missing, InstantAmber will notify its partners, proactively post emergency information on its website and broadcast alerts and updates on its social networks
Comprehensive child safety resources
Unlimited data updates, access and storage
Groundbreaking system with state of-the-art security
The most comprehensive and reliable safety service available
Ability to download and print flyers
Quarterly update reminders
Monthly E-Newsletter with child safety tips

InstantAmber is excited to offer its members numerous benefits and exceptional service for only $ 10 for each child registered through October 31, 2009 (please use the promo code: Cares). After that, a low annual membership fee and per child fee will apply to ensure that your family has a plan for a missing child emergency. Visit InstantAmber to take advantage of this special offer, please use the promo code, Cares, to save $ 30.

InstantAmber is a subscription-based service that assists families and law enforcement agencies in the recovery of missing children. It has partnered with organizations and businesses that share the same common goal of protecting children and ensuring child safety. Some of InstantAmber’s partners include National Organization for Youth Safety, KinderVision, My Gym, Stroller Strides, The National Vigil for Hope, and many others. To see offers from some of InstantAmber’s partners, please visit their Child Safety Store.

About InstantAmber:

InstantAmber is a web-based data gathering, storage and delivery service that enables law enforcement to retrieve critical information and photos in the event of a missing child emergency. Born in 2008, InstantAmber, a unique online service, is creating a community through targeted business and philanthropic partnerships for the safety and protection of children throughout the United States.

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Healing Music Compilation Introduces The Sounds of Sirius Collection to U.S. Marketplace


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2010

The rich, velvety sound of Lia Scallons relaxing voice is the constant element throughout her new compilation album, which offers complete works from each of her seven CDs. The Sounds of Sirius Compilation: Songs to Soothe the Soul, was created as an ideal introduction to Scallons vast range of healing meditations with music. The compilation releases globally on March 16, 2010, in both CD and downloadable formats.

The complete collection of albums is newly available in the U.S., following eight years of distribution in her current homeland of Australia. Only New Age Musics Suzanne Doucet consults on the lines U.S. market debut. Scallon will visit the U.S. to support the launch with a crystal skull energy activation ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday April 8th at the Rose Temple in Venice, 305 Rose Avenue, Venice, CA. Tickets are $ 25 at the door.

The Sounds of Sirius take the form of channeled, sung vocals in the sacred language of Sirius, interwoven with softly, spoken word meditations, which flow in and out of simple melodies. Asked how she receives the songs, Scallon replies that she often awakes with the feeling that a song and message is coming through and then works quickly to set up a recording session to channel the message in its purist form.

Scallon, a former actress who has shared the stage and screen with actors like Liam Neeson, Glenn Close and Cate Blanchett, was called to open her private healing practice in 2000, after a life-long history of personal spiritual experiences. All seven Sounds of Sirius CD recordings have evolved directly from the Irish-born Scallons Light work known as Healing with the Sounds of Sirius. Each recording is a healing modality in its own right, available for people to use in the sanctuary of their own homes.

Upon review of one of her Diamond Light Meditations, Living Now Magazine wrote This is no ordinary relaxation CD. A powerful series of songs and words channeled from Sirius, soothe and comfort your mind and your body. It is a blissful experience.

According to Scallon, the core purpose and gift of The Sounds of Sirius is to reawaken the soul to its true purpose – to stir it into remembrance of its Divinity.

These sacred harmonics are a Song of Love for humanity at this crucial time in our evolution, Divine assistance to help us flow with the major change in consciousness that is occurring on our planet at this time, she says. Each CD is a journey of about one hour; a healing that has been channeled through from Spirit in the recording studio in one take. Ideally, one dedicates time to receive the full healing, at least for the first listening. An excellent alternative is to fall asleep to them each night. As the conscious mind is released, relaxation and rejuvenation can take place at a very deep level.

On each of the seven albums represented on the new compilation, Scallons melodic voice delivers songs, chants and meditations, while the recordings are lightly accented with music and nature sounds. The crystal bowl music of Susie Nelson-Smith of The Crystal Sound Institute forms the backing track on the Starsong and Song of the Earth recordings. Starsong includes additional sound effects of the song of the humped-backed whale, birdsong and water, whilst Song of the Earth features delicate, quartz crystal wind chimes and water effects. These two CDs, Scallon says, can provide profound Inner Child therapy when used together. Song of the Earth heals memories and blockages from conception to 2 years, and Starsong continues healing for the rest of the inner child spectrum.

Equally soothing is Scallons Breath of Life album, which she says was a gift to dissolve our fear of death, either our own or others. This understanding may be expanded to assist with the death of outmoded belief systems that no longer serve us. In particular, its purpose is to aid in dealing with all forms of grief and loss. Nova Magazine has praised Breath of Life, stating, There is a mood of dignity, majesty and awe evoked by this music that has the ability to dispel fear and anxiety possibly the most profound of Lias recordings.

Diamond Light Meditation for Men and Diamond Light Meditation for Women are gender-specific albums offering a very renewing combination of guided meditation and channeling of The Sounds of Sirius. Lias voice takes listeners on a magical journey into the heart of the Diamond, and whilst in a deeply-relaxed state, the beautiful, healing Sounds of Sirius washes over them for approximately 40 minutes. Exquisite sound effects — the Carillion crystal bowl, Tibetan and Japanese singing bowls, bells, chimes and cymbals played by the exceptional percussionist David Jones — form the backdrop for this transformative, meditative, journey.

Scallon notes, The Diamond Light meditations are truly gifted from Spirit to balance the male/female polarities within. The healings were channeled through separately for the mens and womens albums, and are designed to activate a new Diamond Light energy within us, bringing healing at a cellular level.

The Sounds of Sirius compilation CD also includes healing works for both children and animals, presented in the albums titled The First Little Angels on Earth and Song of Love for the Animals.

Adults and children alike will be swept up in the magical cosmic fable that is The First Little Angels on Earth, with its subtle, yet profound universal messages. They will be entranced, too, by Scallons stunning, channeled vocals leading their imaginations on an exquisite musical journey that evolves from the storytelling. Insight Magazine called it Part music, part meditation, part fable and lullaby…like health food for the soul.

In the creation of Song of Love for the Animals, Scallon has produced a profound mystical and musical journey for animal lovers and their pets. Inspired by the many stories of animals responding to her CDs, this album offers soothing music, nature sounds and gently-vocalized ancient songs. Animal lovers everywhere are encouraged to send this song out from their hearts, to embrace, protect and heal every creature in the animal kingdom.

Scallon has engaged a full marketing and distribution team to assist with the U.S. launch of The Sounds of Sirius collection and the new compilation CD. In addition to Only New Age Musics efforts, The B Company handles public relations, while National Music Marketing Services works retail promotion. KDM Promotions, servicing radio, has already garnered both terrestrial and digital airplay across the U.S., Canada and various parts of Europe.

The Sounds of Sirius line is distributed to specialty stores by New Leaf Distributing, and to mainstream retail by CPI Distribution. It is also available directly to consumers in downloadable, on demand, or import CD format at Amazon.com.

For further information regarding Lia Scallon or the Sounds of Sirius, please contact Beth Ann Hilton, The B Company, bethhilton (at) theBcompany.com.

Links:

Website: http://www.soundsofsirius.com

Amazon: http://bit.ly/aGcGGR

Sonicbids EPK: http://www.sonicbids.com/LiaScallon

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/LiaScallon

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/soundsofsirius

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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