Seattle, WA (PRWEB) November 29, 2007
The Hunger Site (http://www.thehungersite.com), one in a family of click-to-give Web sites known as the GreaterGood Network, recently established a partnership with 2007 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award winner, Dr. Cynthia Maung. Six new Gifts That Give More were created to benefit Dr. Maung’s clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand, and village medical clinics in Burma. One hundred percent of the contributions given through these gifts will go directly to fund medical training and supplies to benefit the needy in areas of Eastern Burma.
The unique Gifts That Gives More program allows 100% tax-deductible contributions to pass through directly to nonprofit causes. Inclusion in the program raises awareness and provides the supporters in this growing community that cares with an opportunity to fund specific services for people, animals and causes in need. With their full-color downloadable certificate of acknowledgement, Gifts That Give More make a meaningful holiday gift.
Dr. Cynthia Maung is the winner of the 2007 Asia Democracy and Human Rights Award. The purpose of the award is to support democratic development and promote human rights throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Maung was selected for her tenacious and long-term commitment to the thousands of Burmese refugees and migrant workers who seek refuge from oppression and violence by the Burmese military junta that governs the country, and for her dedication to training and educating those refugees in order to build a community based on respect for life and human rights.
At her clinic, Dr. Maung provides not only medical care for her patients, but also job training, social services, health education, child protection services, and community-building activities. The Burmese Gifts that Give More provide six ways to fund these initiatives: Train Midwives ($ 50), Train a Backpack Medic ($ 100), Provide Essential Medical Supplies for a Village for a Day ($ 20), Treat Four Malaria Patients ($ 23), Provide Bednets ($ 30), and Provide a Clean Childbirth Kit ($ 24.50).
One hundred percent of funds collected from the Burmese Gifts That Give More is paid by GreaterGood.org to Planet Care/Global Health Access Program, a California based nonprofit organization working to improve the well-being of communities in crisis through the provision of health and public health services, capacity building, and resource enhancement. Since 1998, GHAP has supported Mae Tao Clinic and ethnic minority health organizations in Burma by providing health worker training, technical support for medical and public health programs, health information systems support, and medical supplies.
Tim Kunin, co-owner of CharityUSA comments, “The recent escalation of violence against Buddhist monks and Burmese citizens by the junta in Burma inspired us to look for ways to help reduce mortality in one of the most impoverished regions of the world. I visited Dr. Cynthia’s Clinic in 2003, and saw her amazing work firsthand. Then last month, we sent a staff member to Mae Sot. The results are these six new ways our visitors can help reduce infant and maternal mortality and give truly meaningful gifts this holiday season.”
The Hunger Site is a member of the U.S. Campaign for Burma, and has been selling products made by the Burmese refugee community in Mae Sot, Thailand since 2003, as a way to benefit families by providing income to refugee women.
About The Hunger Site (http://www.TheHungerSite.com) & GreaterGood Network
The Hunger Site is the original, flagship Web site in a growing family of cause-related sites operating as the GreaterGood Network. Other sites include The Breast Cancer Site, The Child Health Site, The Animal Rescue Site, The Rainforest Site, and The Literacy Site. Each site is focused on a specific need and allows supporters to benefit leading charities with simple, everyday online actions such as clicking to give and shopping to give more. In addition to 100% of sponsor advertising, a portion of every sale in the suite of GreaterGood Network stores goes to charity. At The Hunger Site, those funds help provide food for impoverished people in the U.S. and overseas through its charity partners, America’s Second Harvest and Mercy Corps. Since The Hunger Site launched in June 1999, hundreds of millions of people from around the world have clicked and shopped to make a difference. On average, over 220,000 individuals visit The Hunger Site each day.
Fresno, CA (PRWEB) February 5, 2008
Family law litigator and founding partner of Childs & Childs, PLC, Erin Childs, will be giving a short presentation on Collaborative Divorce during the February 12th Fresno Women’s Network monthly luncheon. Erin invites you to attend so that you can gain useful information for yourself, your friends, family or anyone who needs those services for that matter.
Where and When:
Where: Love and Garlic at 5351 N. Diana Court
Fresno, CA 93710
When: February 12, 2008 at 11:30 a.m.
at the Fresno Women’s Network monthly luncheon
If you would like to attend, but are not a member of the Fresno Women’s Network, contact Anna VanderPoel of our office and we can arrange to have you admitted.
What is Collaborative Divorce? Collaborative Divorce is an innovative approach where a couple agrees in writing to dissolve their marriage with respect, dignity and honesty. These divorces often resolve more quickly than traditional divorce litigation and for a fraction of the cost. Couples also benefit from the use of trained professionals such as attorneys, financial and child specialists and therapists to reach the best settlement that meets the needs of all involved.
Besides the time and financial benefit of collaborative divorce, the primary benefit is that participants avoid the trauma, character assassination and humiliation that take place during most traditionally-litigated divorces. The collaborative process seeks to preserve relationships. This is done with the idea that most divorces involve children and couples must co-parent for many years after a divorce is done.
This method of divorce was started by a family law litigator, Stu Webb, about a decade ago. Mr. Webb was tired of seeing how families were destroyed and resources depleted after “scorched earth” litigation. Back then, divorcing couples only had two options, doing it themselves or do it through litigation, which inevitably led to years of fighting, court appearances, stress, trauma and financial devastation.
Since then, collaborative divorce has spread like wildfire and more and more, couples are choosing collaborative divorce. These couples are spending a fraction of the money they normally would on a traditional litigation as well as a fraction of the time. They are saving time and money, but most importantly, through the help of trained professionals and divorce coaches, they are preserving relationships for the years after a divorce enabling them to effectively co-parent. They are also protecting their children from the bloodbath that is family litigation while having the protection, and advice of their own attorney.
It is estimated that internationally over 20,000 professionals have received training in collaborative divorce. Erin states, “This is definitely not a flash in the pan type of divorce. It is here to stay and hopefully grow and grow. Locally, we are training ourselves every chance we get and have been trained by one of the best, Pauline Tesler, a leader in the international collaborative movement. We are very excited about this, and want to see less emotional destruction and more peace. Hopefully, this can help many people in our local area and internationally.”
If you are anticipating a divorce, or if you know someone who is, please let him or her know this is a new option in the Central Valley and invite that person to attend the February 12th luncheon. This is an alternative that many couples would choose if they knew it was an option. We just need your help to get the word out!
If you are unable to attend the meeting and would like more information or would like to speak to an attorney who can help you, contact Childs & Childs at your earliest convenience. We would be more than happy to sit down and discuss your options with you.
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London, UK (PRWEB) February 5, 2009
Intuitive Media, providers of safe social networks for children between the ages of 6 and 14, today slammed reports that MySpace and Facebook have any serious measures to keep children safe online.
In response to MySpace’s reports of purging 90,000 sex offenders from its social network, Robert Hart, CEO of UK-headquartered Intuitive Media said, “That it took them two years to purge known names of sexual offenders listed in the public domain is in itself outrageous, but more worrying is that those websites can simply not protect against the offenders that haven’t been caught yet trying to sexually solicit children whether on or offline. Many social websites make perfect breeding grounds for future offenders.”
He goes on to say, “If you have both children and adults on a networking website it is almost impossible to police their interaction. Almost all online social networks have no ability to authenticate age and rely on an applicant’s honesty. So it’s not possible for them to prevent someone aged 11 posing as 18, or an adult of 35 posing as a 13-year-old. Without identity verification no social network is safe for children.”
Another huge problem, as identified by the recent Internet safety task force created by 49 state attorney generals in the U.S. and similarly by government studies in the UK and Europe, is the threat posed by bullying online amongst children. Again, social networks are unable in most instances to monitor or action such behaviour unless reported. By then the damage is done.
“Parents need to be aware of what their children are doing on line. That is one protection. Schools also need to teach safe internet behaviour. But the real key to safe social networking for children lies with the provider of the service: with age identification and validation of its users along with well-thought out levels of mediation,” says Hart, whose own social networks, with over a million members, have foolproof age verification, child authentication, and both automated and live mediation on the networks.
Hart continues, “We are the only online safe haven for kids up to 14 where they can learn how to behave safely and respectfully online and when they later go off to the adult networks, they are much better equipped to look after themselves.”
T: +44 (0)208 789 3815
About Intuitive Media:
Intuitive Media provides multi-award winning protected social networking and learning spaces for children aged 6 – 14 years who are able to safely engage in real online communities where they can learn, be creative, communicate and collaborate with other children of all backgrounds and cultures and make their voices heard in a protected environment.
Intuitive Media’s safe social learning networks for children and young people include SuperClubsPLUS for primary children, GoldStarCafe for secondary and SchoolNetGlobal, the biggest children’s contributory website on the planet.
The key difference between these and other social networking sites is that Intuitive Media offers children a genuinely protected learning community by way of a foolproof age verification, child authentication (requiring verification from parents and schools), and both automated and live mediation on the networks.
Herndon, VA (PRWEB) April 22, 2009
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Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) November 3, 2009
WOT Services Ltd, the company behind the reputation rating service Web of Trust, launched the Community Trust Network (CTN), a program that gives websites with superior reputations tools to publicize their trustworthiness and to collect ratings and feedback in a neutral way. The end result for website owners is that they attract new visitors, improve their reputation, and boost sales by increasing confidence and trust.
Today’s Internet surfers use online tools like WOT to share their experiences and express their opinions about companies. Candidates for CTN membership already have excellent or good reputations as rated by the millions of members of the WOT community. Businesses without their own mechanism to collect customer feedback use WOT’s rating information to establish a fair, unbiased, easy-to-use system to collect and promote feedback and ratings that will attract new customers to their site.
“My business lives and dies by the trust of my customers, and I want to show potential customers that my website and my business can be trusted. The WOT community has rated my site highly in all categories, and with the Community Trust Network, I now have a way to communicate that to all my site’s visitors,” said Ed Coyne, owner of Angelo PC, in San Angelo, Texas.
The Community Trust Network includes:
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 29, 2009
Today BAM Radio Network (http://www.bamradionetwork.com), the education station online, announced the opening of its partner network to sponsors seeking to reach buyers of education-related products and services. Marketers are being offered a menu of opportunities to underwrite highly targeted programs on the network which currently reaches 450,000 teachers, educators, principals, administrators, childcare providers, school nurses and school business officials. Program sponsorship options now exist for seven association channels including NASN Radio, ASBO Radio, NHSA Radio, NAESP Radio, NAFCC Radio, NASSP Radio and IRA Radio.
The network offers a total of 20 channels of “on-demand” education programming, which are streamed online, podcasted and distributed via email to subscribers. The opening of the new channels offers marketers a highly targeted way of engaging educators, administrators and school officials with meaningful content while providing a platform to maintain brand visibility, brand awareness and brand loyalty.
“We are delighted to work with our network partners to offer these new opportunities to companies serving the education community. Opening these increasingly popular channels allows associations to expand their value to education marketers and keep pace with their growing demand for engaging new media and social media solutions,” said Holly Hagler, VP of business development, BAM Radio Network. “On the other side of the equation, the channels provide marketers with new touch points to reach customers, sustain current customer loyalty and protect market share.”
About BAM Radio Network
The BAM Radio Network is an online, education-focused, radio network for parents, teachers, administrators, advocates, journalists, legislators and all people interested in education-related topics. Created by leading early childhood experts, and originally launched as a channel for parents, the programming quickly became a popular resource among teachers and educators and was expanded to include an Educators’ Channel. A third channel for directors and administrators was soon developed, which became the catalyst for the Education 360 Channel, and expanded the team of program hosts to include diverse voices and insights from the leading advocates in the fields of child development and education. The network is a joint venture between privately held New Hampshire-based Moving & Learning and Los Angeles-based Jackstreet Media Ventures LLC. The programming is produced by Emmy-winning broadcaster Errol St. Clair Smith and distributed through the Affiliate Nanocasting Network.
The Best Educational Reporting Team
BAM Radio Network (http://www.bamradionetwork.com) has assembled the heads of the education community’s leading associations to bring you the most insightful, accurate, relevant and up-to-date information on the education issues people really care about. The on-air hosts include:
Mark Ginsberg, executive director of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
William B. Harvey Ph.D., executive Director of the International Reading Association
Dr. Gerald N. Tirozzi, executive Director of the National Association of Secondary School Principals
Gail Connelly, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals
Dan Domenech, executive director of the American Association of School Administrators
Michael McGrady, deputy director of the National Head Start Association
Judy Nee, president and CEO of the National Afterschool Association
John Musso, executive director of the Association of School Business Officials
Janice Esau, executive director/CEO of the National Association of Child Care Professionals
Amy Garcia, executive director of the National Association of School Nurses
Jodi Grant, executive director of the Afterschool Alliance
Linda Geigle, executive director of the National Association for Family Child Care
Dr. Eric Karolak, executive director of Early Childhood Education Consortium
Barbara S. Belmont, executive director for the School Nutrition Association
Sherry Waugh, president of the National Coalition for Campus Children’s Centers
These education advocates are at the center of their respective communities and have their fingers on the pulse of what is going on moment by moment. Their programs are an invaluable resource for reporters, advocates, activists, legislators, analysts, parents, educators, administrators and anyone interested in transforming education.
Spring Hill, Fla. (PRWEB) March 4, 2010
Tracers Information Specialists, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of its newest, cutting edge information tool, the Social Network Profile Search. This is the latest in a wide range of state-of-the-art information solutions that the Spring Hill, Florida-based company has been first to bring to market.
The new search, which was launched March 1st, traces and identifies the actual owner or user of a specific email address, identifies other email relationships, web postings, pictures, personal details, friends, family and more. The search, which is run by inputting an email address into Tracers simple user interface, allows qualified users to search over 50 different social networks and World Wide Web sources with one search.
The Social Network Profile Search was developed by Tracers Chief Operating Officer, Terry Kilburn, in response to growing demand for a simple solution to problems that arise from an increasingly mobile society. The web is quickly becoming the primary way people meet and keep in touch with each other, Kilburn explained. For the most part, thats a good thing. My family is spread out all over the country and social networking sites allow us to maintain a sense of family even though we rarely see each other.
But there is a seedier side to social networking. Members of the Tracers executive team, including Kilburn, General Manger Teera Garcia and Internet Technologies Director Tony Fodera recently met with members of a nationwide task force made up of law enforcement agents who have come together to pool their resources in the fight against the growing problem of internet child predation.
One federal agent, speaking on the condition of anonymity, stated The internet has completely changed the landscape for us. There was a time when most people who had urges to prey on children never acted on those urges. Now, theyre finding each other on the internet, encouraging each other to think of their urges as normal. They go to these chat rooms and networking sites where they find each other and they give each other tips. They share videos and how-to manuals. They even have downloadable comic books to show kids to make them think its okay to have sex with grownups.
Tracers E-People Search, which traces and identifies the actual owners or users of a specific email addresses, was a giant first step in closing in on child predators who use the internet as a hunting ground. Within weeks of the E-People Searchs launch last summer, thousands of child predators were positively identified and located, saving law enforcement agencies across the country months of work.
“The Social Network Profile Report was the next logical step, reports Terry Kilburn. It identifies information available on the Web associated to the input email address, locates other email addresses associated with that individual and then identifies information available on the Web about those email address and puts the whole thing together for you in an easy-to-read format.
Some of the websites it covers are Amazon, Bebo, BizShark, Blogger, Buzznet, Dailymotion, DeviantART, Digg, Facebook, Flickr, Flickr Group, Flixster, Fotolog, Friendster, Goodreads, Hi5, iLike, Imeem, Last.fm, LinkedIn, LiveJournal, Multiply, MySpace, Netlog, Pandora, PhotoBucket, Picasa, PictureTrail, Slide, Stumbleupon, Tagged, Target, Twitter, Veoh, Vox, Web Results, WebShots, Windows Live Spaces, Wretch, Xanga, Yelp, YouTube and many other commonly frequented sites.
The new search was extensively beta tested by a select group of Tracers customers. Don Postles of Mid-Hudson Protective Services reported, I have used the “Social Network” feature quite extensively and found that it provides the additional tools that I have been seeking to locate information on my subjects via e-mail addresses. As of just yesterday, I was able to close two of my cases by determining that the subject in question was, in fact, the person that I have been seeking (through their Facebook/Myspace accounts) and now I am submitting my report to my client as a Final and Substantiated Report.
Vicki Seidow, president of Seidow and Associates, a California-based investigative firm, said, Im a good web researcher, so I was really surprised when I inputted the email address that was included in the search results I got from a Tracers People Search and found volumes of information about the young psychologist who was the subject of my background check. Id already done a deep web search on my subject, but the Tracers search made connections I could never have made. It seems that the young doctor has a number of incarnations, all linked by a series of email and physical addresses. Many of these include very questionable photos and more, and the search linked him to friends, blogs, and so much more. I have data here that I never would have found, and it took only a moment with Social Network Profile.
Seidow, the founder of Forensic, Legal and Investigative Professionals (F.L.I.P.) and F.L.I.P Justice, an informal network of professionals who individually and collectively provide pro bono work to people who couldnt otherwise afford a private investigator, and co-founder of Project Child Save continued, Im especially excited to find a simple, inexpensive tool that will be invaluable in our work with missing children, pedophiles, cold cases and assisting law enforcement.
The search can help identify the individual responsible for sending email messages that are connected to threatening or harassing behavior, Internet related fraud, and other various illegal activities, as well as internet dating background checks, infidelity investigations, wire fraud, money laundering, stalking activities, and Internet predators.
Kerry Farney of Expo Confidential Services in Orlando, FL says that the usefulness of the Social Network Profile Search for his business is universal. Its very useful in cases where people are trolling for dates in domestic cases, or in child custody cases [and] in employment screening and background checks for court cases.
Tracers Information Specialists, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading providers of identification and credential verification data. Tracers collects and maintains databases of public and non-public background information for law enforcement, government agencies, law firms, private investigators, insurance companies and other qualified businesses. Their products are designed to assist qualified business customers in managing risk through fraud detection and prevention, risk evaluation, identity verification, pre-screening and due diligence.
The new Social Network Profile Search, which sells for $ 2.00 (no hit – no fee), is also being used to verify applicant-supplied data by employment and tenant screening firms. It fills in a whole lot of holes, says Terry Kilburn.
Lamont Aldridge of SYNC Investigative Services, a Dallas-based company whose primary focuses are bail enforcement, asset location and process service says that Social Network Searches have made his job much easier. People who are hiding will post what theyre doing on MySpace and Twitter all day long, especially on Friday nights. The other night, a bail jumper I was looking for used Twitter to tell all his friends Ill be at Club X at 9:30. I just sat there thinking, Yeah, buddy. Ill see you there.
For more information, contact Tracers Sales Department at (877) 592-8511 or sales(at)tracersinfo(dot)com.
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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
Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2010
BAM Radio Network, the education station online, today announced the launch of “Education Pundits On-Air,” a cadre of education experts who will bring insightful and informed commentary to a broad range of radio programs on the network. The aim is to enrich the programming by bringing a wider perspective to every show. The diverse, eclectic and respected team of experts includes:
Mathews is education columnist for the Washington Post. He has been with the Post for 39 years. He attended Occidental and Harvard Colleges, wrote a book on the famous Los Angeles math teacher, Jaime Escalante, and the lack of challenge in American high schools. His most successful book is his most recent, Work Hard. Be Nice — How Two Inspired Teachers Created the Most Promising Schools in America. This story of how the KIPP schools raised the achievement of impoverished students to unprecedented levels was a New York Times bestseller.
His rating system for U.S. high schools, the Challenge Index, appears every year in Newsweek and the Post. It has been cited in hundreds of newspapers and magazines since 1998 and gets about 7 million hits a year on the Newsweek.com web site.