Hattiesburg, MS (PRWEB) August 4, 2008
Mythic Paint, the World’s first high- performance, non-toxic paint has been listed on the Super Compliant Coatings Manufacturers list by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD). The AQMD is the air pollution agency for all of Orange County and the urban portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
“Mythic Paint is a revolutionary non-toxic product that offers premium performance without VOCs,” said Rocky Prior, president of Mythic. “By using Mythic, consumers are not only protecting their families and pets, they are also protecting the general air quality of their surroundings. Being recognized by the AQMD is just one more confirmation that we are doing our part to reduce ground level ozone and thus improve our world.”
AQMD is responsible for controlling emissions from stationary sources of air pollution. These sources make up about 23% of the California areas ozone-forming pollution with 12% coming from paints and solvents. The Super-Compliant Coatings Manufacturers List is a list of Manufactures that produce coatings that exceed all current and future AQMD Rule 1113 VOC limits and specify a VOC content of less than 10g/L VOC. The AQMD in no way endorses any of these companies nor does it certify their ability to meet the requirements of Rule 1113-Architectural Coatings.
Proven Legendary Performance:
In 2007, an industry leading independent consulting and testing laboratory, performed side-by-side comparative tests between Mythic Paint and all other leading paint brands – both its eco-friendly and premium lines. Tests focused on subjective performance including thickness, sheen, sag resistance, flow and leveling and gloss. Mythic Paint proved to be equal if not better than all competitors. Resistance and durability was analyzed through the industry’s gold standard in paint performance testing – the ‘scrub test’. Mythic Paint substantially outperformed by 1.5 to 8 times the durability of its competitors.
About Mythic Paint:
Mythic Paint, a subsidiary of Southern Diversified Products (SDP) was developed in cooperation with the University of Southern Mississippi. The guaranteed high-performance paint is available in a 1,232-color palette and in all sheens for interior and exterior use. For those looking for non toxic paint, low odor paint, zero VOC paint, eco friendly paint, child safe paint or pet safe paint then look to Mythic. Mythic is available in independent paint stores nationwide. To find a retailer or for additional information, please visit the Mythic website at mythicpaint.com or call the customer service hotline at 1-888-714-9422.
Trumbull, CT (PRWEB) February 23, 2009
A paper published online today in Nature Neuroscience reveals the presence of methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2) in glia. MeCP2 is a protein associated with a variety of neurological disorders, including Rett Syndrome, the most physically disabling of the autism spectrum disorders. The researchers show that MeCP2-deficient astrocytes (a subset of glia) stunt the growth of neighboring neurons. Remarkably, these neurons can recover when exposed to normal glia in culture.
The discovery was made by Gail Mandel, Ph.D. of the Vollum Institute at Oregon Health and Science University and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and Nurit Ballas, Ph.D., a research associate, at the time, in the Mandel lab at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Mandel is a scientific advisor of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust (RSRT) a recently formed nonprofit organization intensively focused on the development of treatments and cures for Rett Syndrome and related MECP2 disorders.
Rett Syndrome strikes little girls almost exclusively, with first symptoms usually appearing before the age of 18 months. These children lose speech, motor control and functional hand use, and many suffer from seizures, orthopedic and severe digestive problems, breathing and other autonomic impairments. Most live into adulthood, and require total, round the clock care. Individuals with Rett and their families suffer the emotional and financial cost of the wide range of symptoms and the ongoing struggles to address them.
Glial cells, which reside throughout the nervous system, comprise the vast majority (90%) of cells in the brain. Glia support and interact with neurons in innumerable ways, from providing the structural underpinnings and guidance of axons and dendrites (the neuronal processes that carry information), to creating protective insulation for axons. These and other glial functions are essential to the health of neurons.
Since MECP2 is located on the X chromosome, girls with Rett Syndrome are mosaic: cells with a healthy copy of the gene lie side by side with cells that have the mutated version. Mandel and colleagues found that MECP2- deficient astrocytes could not sustain normal neuronal growth. In fact, their experiments suggest that MeCP2-deficient astrocytes secrete a toxic factor that impacts the entire neighborhood of neurons, including neurons with wildtype (normal) MECP2.
Conversely, they found that wildtype astrocytes could restore the stunted growth of MeCP2-deficient neurons. This finding supports the 2007 Science publication by Professor Adrian Bird showing reversal of Rett symptoms in adult mouse models of the disorder. Results from ongoing in vivo mouse studies deleting MeCP2 in glia are promising in terms of supporting the culture studies.
“This new study adds to the growing body of evidence that glial cells are critically important contributors to neurological diseases and therefore attractive targets for drug development,” said Ben Barres, Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University and a glial cell expert.
Recent studies from multiple groups, including the lab of Dr. Tom Maniatis, a neurodegenerative disease researcher at Harvard University, have implicated glia in Lou Gehrig’s disease (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis – ALS), a devastating neurodegenerative disorder that leads to the death of motor neurons and total paralysis. “In Rett Syndrome, faulty glia seem to poison neurons, inhibiting growth; in ALS glia appear to release a toxic factor that kills motor neurons.” Maniatis stated that “studies of the role of glia in a broad spectrum of neuronal diseases should lead to exciting advances in understanding disease mechanisms.”
“Dr. Mandel’s sharp insights have given the scientific community an entirely new way to think about treating Rett Syndrome. One could envision a scenario where halting the secretion of this potential toxic factor could restore health, in particular to the MECP2 positive neurons, which could bring about amelioration of symptoms. I look forward to her lab’s continued contributions as we explore the therapeutic implications of her research,” comments Monica Coenraads, Executive Director of RSRT and parent of a child with the disorder.
Other people who worked on the project include Daniel T. Lioy of the Vollum Institute and Christopher Grunseich, M.D. while at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Nurit Ballas is now a Research Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Cell Biology at Stony Brook.
For more information on Rett Syndrome and MECP2 spectrum disorders please visit the website of the Rett Syndrome Research Trust at http://www.rsrt.org.
For an in-depth interview with Gail Mandel please visit the RSRT Blog, http://rettsyndrome.wordpress.com/.
This project was funded in part by the NIH, HHMI and IRSF.
About Rett Syndrome Research Trust
The Rett Syndrome Research Trust is a nonprofit research organization formed in the wake of the dramatic pre-clinical reversal of Rett Syndrome symptoms. The Trust is intensively focused on the development of treatments and cures for Rett Syndrome and related MECP2 disorders. Our short-term goal is to deliver clinical trials of a novel treatment strategy within five years. The strength of the Trust is based on the guidance of advisors who are largely responsible for the major advances in Rett research over the past decade. To learn more about the Trust please visit http://www.rsrt.org.
Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only health and research university, and Oregon’s only academic health center. OHSU is Portland’s largest employer and the fourth largest in Oregon (excluding government), with 12,400 employees. OHSU’s size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in the state. It serves patients from every corner of the state, and is a conduit for learning for more than 3,400 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to every county in the state.
About Stony Brook University
Part of the State University of New York system, Stony Brook University encompasses 200 buildings on 1,600 acres. In the 50 years since its founding, the University has grown tremendously, now with nearly 24,000 students and 2,100 faculty, and is recognized as one of the nation’s important centers of learning and scholarship. It is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, and ranks among the top 100 national universities in America and among the top 50 public national universities in the country according to the 2008 U.S. News & World Report survey. Considered one of the “flagship” campuses in the SUNY system, Stony Brook University is a driving force of the Long Island economy, with an annual economic impact of $ 4.65 billion, generating nearly 60,000 jobs. Stony Brook accounts for nearly 4% of all economic activity in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and roughly 7.5 percent of total jobs in Suffolk County.
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Racine, WI (PRWEB) February 25, 2009
In these times of uncertainty, violent crime can, unfortunately, become something of the norm. While Americans compartmentalize the necessities of their daily lives, personal safety is one that shouldn’t be ignored or brushed away.
“It’s just better to be on the safe side,” said Jodi Lawrence. “You don’t know who you can encounter whether you’re out jogging or walking across a grocery store parking lot.”
Lawrence, along with her mother Beverly, launched a brand new self-defense website called http://www.JustToFeelSafe.com in February 2009. The website specializes in affordable safety products such as stun guns, personal alarms, and Tasers. They also carry an array of home safety and child protection items like diversion safes and child guard alarms.
Aside from having a large selection, Just To Feel Safe also posts stun gun laws from around the country.
“One of the nice things is that we’re able to post the different stun gun laws, which can differ from state to state and county to county,” said Beverly.
Though the site is still fresh, Beverly and Jodi have already begun making plans for what they are going to be carrying next (“I would like to see nanny cams and surveillance equipment on the site,” said Jodi.).
In the meantime, they’ve added a new blog to their site. The blog, http://www.BeingSafeBlog.com, gives tips on how people can protect themselves when they feel like they may be in danger. There are also other helpful hints in how to properly use some of the equipment that people may find on JustToFeelSafe.com.
As the new year continues on, people are finding ways to have piece of mind and with the matters of personal safety, the family owned JustToFeelSafe.com is a good place to start, if only for Jodi and Beverly’s congenial service.
“We understand people in the retail aspect,” said Jodi. “My mom and I have worked together in another business for 21 years and we were able to come to care about people and our customers, which is important when you have an independent business.”
“We pride ourselves on being able to understand and take care of our customers,” added Beverly.
About the Company:
JustToFeelSafe.com is a part of BJ Lawrence Enterprises, LLC. which is owned and operated by Beverly Lawrence.
Chula Vista, California (PRWEB) October 05, 2011
Graphic designer, Jennifer Davis, is pleased to debut her brand new blog, JddigiBlog.com. The blog includes information regarding unique, personalized gift items that can be purchased through http://www.Jddigi.com.
The personalized gift items I offer provide a way for customers to make keepsakes out of their favorite photos or even childrens drawings, said Davis. I know so many of us struggle to find unique gifts for the people in our lives. I want to help people create gifts that are meaningful and specific to the intended receiver.
Capture precious moments and encapsulate them in silver plated jewelry. Moms are sure to love bangle bracelets, charm bracelets, or pendants emblazoned with their childrens smiling faces or school art projects. Instead of another tie for fathers day, consider personalized two sided dog tags or rings. A charming pewter wreath, round porcelain, or acrylic ornament customized with a family portrait makes a great addition to any Christmas tree. Other popular holiday photo gifts include key rings and statuettes. Names, dates, and sayings can be engraved, as well.
Planning a wedding reception, reunion, or other formal occasion? Customized wallet tin boxes, business card holders, or square bag tags make excellent party favors, as do backpack notepads. New homeowners will enjoy using personalized tumbled stone coaster sets given as a housewarming gift. Davis also specializes in designing team sports banners, posters, and wall clings. A child will get a kick out of having a life-sized image of them making the winning goal.
It was important to me not to have cheap jewelry with a persons photo slapped on it, said Davis. The image quality is stellar even on the tumbled stone items! The photo is literally part of the stone. You can get the jewelry wet without compromising the image. Everything is well protected.
Customer service is of the utmost importance at Jddigi.com. Each product has been screened for quality, aesthetics, and affordability. Davis, who has a background in graphic design, digitally transforms photographs and uses a professional color lab to ensure the integrity of the designs. Orders are shipped within five to seven business days. Feedback is always welcome; in fact, Davis strives to personally respond to all customer queries in a timely manner.
I work with each customer to make sure that their item is exactly the way they want it, said Davis. Customers always approve the design before it is created to make sure it is exactly to their specifications.
To learn more about the customization process, visit the sites brand new blog, http://www.JddigiBlog.com. Davis frequently updates the interactive platform with unique and meaningful gift ideas, in addition to product reviews.
Jddigi.com Lets make it personal!
About the Company:
Jddigi.com a division of JD Biz Boutique is owned and operated by web entrepreneur and graphic artist Jennifer Davis.
Cupertino, CA (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
Funamo, a leader in parental control software for mobile devices, is pleased to announce the start of the Beta program for its Tablet Management System School Edition. Schools and districts interested in participating in the Beta program please contact Funamo to sign up.
Schools are adopting mobile technologies in the classrooms, integrating tablets into their curriculum. said Howard Li, Funamos founder and CEO. Funamo Tablet Management System is designed to empower teachers and schools with all the tools that they need to effectively deploy, manage, update and administer these tablets in a controlled environment.
Funamo Tablet Management System School Edition is a comprehensive cloud-based solution. It consists of three main components Funamo Android application, Funamo Control Panel and Funamo Tablet Configurator.
The Funamo application runs on all versions of Android devices including the popular Google Nexus 7 and Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets. It offers highly robust internet filtering technology and application control capability to keep students safe and on-task. Funamo blocks pornography web sites and enforces SafeSearch for major search engines, making the tablets CIPA (Child Internet Protection Act) compliant. Teachers can customize internet access with their own blacklist and whitelist, or they can use the whitelist-only mode to block all websites except for the ones pre-selected in the whitelist. The application control feature allows teachers to pick specific applications for their classes and prohibit access to others.
The cloud-based Funamo Control Panel is a web service that enables school IT administrators to easily manage all tablets from any web browser. Teachers can also use it to make changes to the control settings for their class and the changes are synchronized with all student devices in real time. The web interface is easy to use and requires minimal training.
Funamo Tablet Configurator is a cross-platform tool for school IT administrators to create and maintain device profiles which can be replicated onto all student devices in the same class. It automates all the manual and repetitive work, significantly reducing the provision time for deploying hundreds or thousands of tablets.
Schools participating in the Beta program will receive Funamo Tablet Management System free of charge during the Beta period and additional discount in final deployment. Please contact email@example.com to request more information or a live demo of the total solution.
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Funamo provides comprehensive parental control and accountability software for mobile devices with patent-pending web filtering, safe search, application protection/restriction and device monitoring. More information, including detailed video tutorial and FAQs, is available on Funamo website.
Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) August 22, 2005
ACCU Staffing Services, recently named the largest staffing firm by NJBIZ Magazine announced Friday that they have hired Kellee Milner (Oaklyn, NJ) to head up their Advertising and Creative Division. Since 1979, ACCU has relied on outside agencies for their ad campaigns and promotional materials.
In this newly created position, Milner and her staff will be responsible for concepting and executing the graphic design, layout and copy for print ads, websites and marketing campaigns for the entire ACCU Family of services which include ACCU Staffing, CPS (Corporate Planned Staffing), Temptation Vending, Nationwide Staffing and Norstaff Personnel.
Prior to her appointment at ACCU, Milner served as an in-house marketing senior with Sun America Mortgage Corp, based in Atlanta, GA. She also owns and operates MyFavoriteMirror.com, a website specializing in pocket mirror party favors and gifts.
In addition to being named the largest staffing firm, ACCU Staffing Services is also ranked as the largest woman-owned enterprise in the region. Founded by Moorestown, NJ resident Doris Damm, ACCU provides more than 25,000 employees annually to companies throughout Southern New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
For more information on ACCU and the services they provide, please call 856/482-2222 or visit their website at http://www.accustaffing.com.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 05, 2013
Millions of Americans celebrate receiving an income tax refund each year. Many of these same people live each month under the burden of financial hardship, struggling to make ends meet, often falling behind on living expenses and debt obligations.
The February poll hosted on the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) website revealed that a significant majority of respondents, 58 percent, intentionally plan to always receive an income tax refund, unnecessarily allowing Uncle Sam the use of their hard-earned money, only to have it returned to them without benefit of interest.
Not only is the American taxpayer self-inflicting financial pain, they are doing so with intentionality, said Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the NFCC. It boils down to a simple choice of determining if its more important to have extra money in their pocket each month or once per year.
The average income tax refund in recent years has been in the $ 3,000 range, or approximately $ 250 per month. For many people, that amount can mean the difference between financial solvency and financial distress, yet they continue to have too much money deducted from their paycheck month after month. Further, although well-meaning, many who receive the refund dont spend it wisely, and even for those who do, once the money is gone, the cycle of struggling to responsibly pay monthly bills begins all over again.
Many consumers argue in favor of an income tax refund saying that it is a forced savings. That is correct, but there is a better way to save. The NFCC advises consumers to implement the following three-step program when they receive this years refund:
Portage, MI (PRWEB) November 11, 2005
In recent years, the focus of waste minimization has shifted from end-of-pipe pollution controls to minimizing waste at the source. In fact, the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Priority Hierarchy of Waste Management lists source reduction as the most desirable technique – and disposal as the least desirable.
By minimizing waste at the source rather than trying to address it at the end, you provide a cleaner, safer environment. You save money–sometimes millions of dollars–while reducing the long-term risk and liability. Here is how to get started…
Switch from disposable media filters (bags and cartridges) to self-cleaning filters. This can not only create an effective filtration solution, but it can also garner an immediate and significant return on investment.
You may ask where the additional cost savings are from. Cleanable media saves you money when all system costs are considered, many times referred to the hidden costs such as the cost of waste disposal, the purchase of purchasing replacement media, and the labor costs of bag changeout. Not to mention the added risk of employee exposure if the waste is a hazardous material.
The added benefit is the contribution to a cleaner, healthier, and safer environment. This will be felt for years to come.
–by Ask Filter Man
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Silver Spring, MD (PRWEB) June 14, 2013
More than 60 employers, hiring managers, recruiters, and small business owners took part in a veterans employment seminar sponsored by Capital One Bank, Veteran Staffing Network of Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA and Corporate Immersion at the Easter Seals Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational Center on June 14.
How Hiring Our Nations Veterans Can Impact Your Bottom Line provided employers from the Washington metropolitan region with essential insight to help reduce staff costs, recruit a highly effective workforce and retain talent.
Dawn Halfaker, President of the Wounded Warrior Projects Board of Directors, was the keynote speaker. A retired U.S. Army Captain, Halfaker was wounded during a combat patrol near Baghdad in 2004 and earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. As President of the Wounded Warrior Projects Board of Directors, she leads the non-profit organization in raising awareness and enlisting the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured servicemen and women. As President, CEO and Founder of Halfaker and Associates, she heads a team focused on professional services and technology solutions that advises and assists government organizations on issues of national and global significance.
I spent my 25th birthday in a hospital (following her injury), thinking my life was over. I didnt think that Id be of any use, have a job, be a mother or a wife. I thought life over, said Halfaker. I hadnt just lost an arm. I had lost a career, a sense of purpose, and my identity. With only 1 percent of Americans serving in the military, it was becoming increasingly obvious to me that I had no idea what I could offer to the other 99 percent that I was about to join.
Now for me as an employer, it is really important for me to recognize its not about just handing out a job, its about empowering our veterans to find the right opportunity that will ultimately give them a renewed sense of purpose and a career, Halfaker remarked later in her speech.
Its all about veterans to me, said Easter Seals Board Chairman and CEO of CPS Professional Services Phil Panzarella. One veteran one job one day at a time. Small businesses make up 80 percent of the market. If we can hire veterans in small businesses one at a time we will be in good shape. Panzarella is a service-disabled veteran and moderated a panel of employers seeking to hire veterans.
A panel of veterans was moderated by Karen Stang, Recruiting & Placement Manager for Northrup Grummans Operation IMPACT.
Senior Vice President of Capital One Bank Tony Pica delivered the seminars closing remarks. As we think about developing our workforce, we must support our veterans who are returning home and looking to transition their unique skills into gainful civilian employment, said Pica. Were proud to support our veterans during their transition by helping them not only prepare for new job opportunities but also secure those jobs and keep them. Capital One is a major supporter of Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA and the Veteran Staffing Network.
The Veteran Staffing Network (VSN) of Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA is a self-sustaining social enterprise model that serves the entire military community. VSN provides clients top-tier talent while simultaneously reducing veteran unemployment and is redefining veterans employment and temp-to-perm placement services. For additional information about VSN, call 855.VETS111 or visit http://www.vsnusa.org.
Corporate Immersion is a networking group comprised of employers and professionals with the primary objective of leveraging the myriad of collective resources to increase the employment of disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities. For additional information about Corporate Immersion, contact National Program Manager/ Team Lead Billy Wright at 202.834.7462 or VetsReady2Work@(at)inden(dot)org.
Capital One Financial Corporation, headquartered in McLean, Va., is a Fortune 500 company with more than 900 branch locations primarily in New York, New Jersey, Texas, Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Its subsidiaries, Capital One, N.A. and Capital One Bank (USA), N. A. offer a broad spectrum of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients. We apply the same principles of innovation, collaboration and empowerment in our commitment to our communities across the country that we do in our business. We recognize that helping to build strong and healthy communities – good places to work, good places to do business and good places to raise families – benefits us all and we are proud to support this and other community initiatives. For additional information, visit http://www.capitaloneinvestingforgood.com .
Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA provides services to ensure that all people with disabilities and other special needs, including wounded warriors, veterans, and their families, have equal opportunities to lead full and productive lives. For additional information about Easter Seals, call 301.588.8700 or visit http://www.eseal.org.
Canton, Ohio (PRWEB) August 03, 2013
Top Echelon Network, an elite recruiter network of highly specialized search firms, is also a split placement network.
A split placement is a situation in which one recruiter has a job opening and another recruiter has a qualified candidate to fill that job opening. Once the job recruiters client hires the candidate, the two recruiters then split the placement fee.
Top Echelon Network has helped recruiters make over 20,000 placements in this fashion since the Network was founded 25 years ago.
Network Recruiters Making Split Placements:
Recruiters in Top Echelon Network made split placements in a number of different industries during the week of Monday, July 22, through Sunday, July 28. In fact, one of those Network recruiters, Steve Kohn of Affinity Executive Search, made four split placements during that span. The previous week, Top Echelon Network recruiter Trey Cameron of the Cameron Craig Group also made four split placements.
Kohns placements, along with the other Network recruiters who made placements recently, are detailed below: