Cashiers, NC (PRWEB) June 20, 2007
The Preserve at Rock Creek, a 281-acre community with 200 acres permanently protected from development by a conservation easement, offers residents the best of both worlds: Attractive home sites surrounded by lush natural forest.
Exclusively represented by Landmark Realty Group, The Preserve at Rock Creek is a private, gated mountain community with 16 five-acre home sites surrounded by serene natural forest. Eleven lots remain available, including two that feature their own weekend shelter, or guest house. Prices range from $ 325,000-745,000.
“For me, mountain living means less is always more,” said Tim Bright, Owner and Developer of The Preserve at Rock Creek. “I fell in love with this area as a child and when I returned as a developer, I wanted to maintain the unique beauty and natural state that I had grown up with. That is why I set aside 200 acres as a conservation easement, to ensure that it will never be developed.”
Bright set aside the conservation easement following an environmental assessment that identified more than 100 wildlife species at Rock Creek, including white-tailed deer, foxes, hawks, grouse, owls and native trout. In addition, nine endangered, threatened, rare or watch list species were also found, which include the Appalachian Bewick’s Wren, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker and Southern Appalachian Salamander.
The Preserve at Rock Creek features an eight-acre naturalized wildflower meadow, which Bright restored after acquiring the property. Other community features include hiking and ATV trails, a stocked trout pond, rock outcroppings, cliffs, caves, natural springs, stunning waterfalls and Rock Creek, which runs almost the entire length of the property. The lots also offer gorgeous mountain and lake views.
“The Preserve at Rock Creek is a controlled development with many unique natural aspects,” said Jane Ebberts, Broker-in-Charge and Owner of Landmark Realty Group, the exclusive representative of The Preserve at Rock Creek. “This community really brings together the best of both worlds by providing residents with an upscale lifestyle as well as the natural peace and beauty of mountain living. It is truly a rare combination.”
Surrounding areas offer 30 waterfalls, including Whitewater Falls, the tallest waterfall east of the Mississippi River, as well as Lake Glenville and Lake Toxaway. Nearby Panthertown Valley, 6,700 acres of lush national forest, offers hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and pristine waterfalls. With average temperatures during the winter months ranging from the 30s to mid 40s and a summer ambient temperature of 72 degrees, this region is the perfect place for year-round outdoor activities.
Located in Sapphire, and just eight miles from Cashiers, The Preserve at Rock Creek is also in close proximity to fine dining, lodging and unique antique and upscale shopping. The community is also a short drive from some of the world’s best golf courses, including Wade Hampton Golf Club, Chattooga Club and High Hampton.
About Landmark Realty Group:
Based in Cashiers, N.C., Landmark Realty Group (http://www.landmarkrg.com) is an affiliation of experienced, successful brokers offering professional brokerage and development services, ranging from general land and individual site planning to full scale development management with expertise in residential, commercial, vacant parcels, and large development tracts in Cashiers, Highlands, Lake Glenville, Toxaway and surrounding areas.
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 16, 2007
Cyber Intelligence Director Terry Gudaitis will be discussing the profile of online offenders, specifically the typology of persons who prey on children thru the Internet. Terry will be drawing upon her extensive educational and professional experience with law enforcement and cyber investigation issues to explain the unique attributes of Internet predators. She will highlight specific personality characteristics commonly found among Internet predators and also assist prosecutors in understanding the psychological evidence surrounding Internet predator personality attributes.
Cyveillance’s Chief Cyber Security Counsel Adam Palmer will discuss the prosecution of Internet crimes against children. Adam will be rebutting common defenses and will illustrate how to effectively utilize digital forensics evidence for successful prosecution. He will also use graphics and case anecdotes to explain effective strategies for team prosecution, provide best practices for presenting digital evidence, and outline an effective checklist for prosecutors to successfully prepare for trying Internet crimes.
Dr. Terry Gudaitis is a nationally-recognized authority on cyber security, cyber crime profiling and psychology. She has provided consultation and leadership in cyber crime to public and private industry including SAIC (Science Applications International Corporation) and NSEC (Network Security Corp.), federal intelligence agencies and bureaus, and law enforcement, focusing on domestic and international security issues. Dr. Gudaitis has served on the United States Secret Service Advisory Board for Insider Threat and trained investigators at the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Adam Palmer provides legal counsel to Cyveillance on issues involving Internet governance, phishing remediation, malware detection, Internet financial fraud and brand protection. Prior to joining Cyveillance, Adam served as the Director of the Office of Legal Counsel for The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). Adam has lectured extensively on prosecuting internet crimes against children to all levels of law enforcement. While a Navy JAG, Adam advised and lectured federal law enforcement agents on the investigation of crimes against children.
Arlington, VA (PRWEB) March 3, 2008
At the 2008 Merchant Risk Council Conference, Cyveillance’s director of product management, James Brooks will speak about recent trends in blended phishing attacks and provide best practices and processes for organizations to proactively protect themselves and their customers. With increasingly sophisticated techniques and the widespread use of malware, criminals continue to successfully exploit the Internet to commit ID theft and fraud despite increased awareness of these attacks by users. Attendees will learn about the “business” of phishing for ID theft, along with methods organizations can employ to both restore and ensure long-term consumer confidence in online commerce.
James Brooks is Director of Product Management at Cyveillance and is responsible for online threat and fraud security services. With over 14 years experience in the security industry, James possesses a thorough understanding of security technologies, network and Internet environments, and Internet intelligence strategies. Previously, James worked at NTT/Verio and Genuity, and also held various technical positions with U.S. Naval Intelligence.
Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) February 08, 2011
A Senior Executive of NutriTalk, Inc.’s Consumer Health – Disease State Management Group presented today at the 2007 California Childhood Obesity Conference entitled: “Protecting The Future Of Our Children”. The four-day event, held in Anaheim, California, is the largest gathering of professionals on the topic of pediatric overweight in the State of California, attracting over 1,400 public health officials, government policy makers, business and civic leaders, educators, and top health care industry leaders.
Childhood obesity continues to increase in the United States and is the result of a multitude of social, behavioral, and community factors. The establishment of healthy, positive eating habits and behaviors, and their respective reinforcement, cannot begin at too early an age, and may be developed and reinforced by focusing on developmental objectives established via on-site, nutrition education programs conducted in a pre-school age setting.
Lisa A. Mosing, M.S., R.D., F.A.D.A., President and CEO of NutriTalk, Inc., presented the company’s results in a poster session entitled: “Design and Implementation of a Child Care Nutrition Activity Program In A Faith-based, Pre-School Setting”. The results presented were part of NutriTalk’s Consumer Health -Disease State Management Group’s Healthy Bodies and Souls three-part modular program, designed to be taught in a child care setting. Its unique curriculum and interactive components were developed by registered dietitians in conjunction with a panel of retired elementary and presently-active, pre-school educators; and was designed to focus on specific nutrition activities that heighten the awareness, development and subsequent reinforcement of sensory pattern recognition of fruits and vegetables and their respective colorimetric distinctiveness, specifically stressing their visual, tactile, and olfactory characteristics.
“A possible solution to the growing problem of obesity is awareness and environmental changes,” stated Ms. Mosing. “In our experience, there are various ways to encourage a health-promoting environment at home, as well as in school and the community.” “We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with all stakeholders, including federal, state, and local government, as well as academia and industry, in order to find effective solutions for reducing childhood obesity.”
NutriTalk, Inc. provides corporate communications services such as legislative advocacy & testifying and media relations, as well as strategic planning and customized disease-state management research programs to its corporate clients in the food and beverage, as well as health care industries, including their respective trade groups. In the public sector, the Company helps develop comprehensive, long-term strategies and constructive public policies for improving the health and wellness of all Americans. The Company is structured around establishing itself as an accredited Woman-Owned Business (“WOB”). Beyond its private client work, the Company differentiates itself by seeking to win bids and contracts that are exclusively designated by Fortune 1000 companies and governmental agencies as “woman-owned set-asides,” specifically those targeted at women-owned and operated enterprises.
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Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) March 12, 2012
Toronto, ON (PRWEB) October 08, 2012
Robert Burko, the CEO of Canadas largest email marketing solution provider, Elite Email, will be presenting at the sold out SMB Exchange happening in Toronto on October 9, 2012. As one of the featured presenters, Burko will be sharing his experiences with fellow business owners about how email marketing and sending email newsletters can help organizations overcome complicated obstacles by aiding in boosting customer relationships, increasing sales, and expanding into new markets.
The SMB Exchange, put on by the talented team at the Toronto Board of Trade, is a unique one day event that will address the needs of SMBs (small and medium-sized businesses) and identify solutions that will ultimately enhance the effectiveness of their organization. Unlike other events, the SMB Exchange has themed topics that will be facilitated by SMB leaders who have relevant real-world experience to help address the specific challenges faced by todays small and medium-sized business.
Many of the communication, marketing, and sales challenges faced by these organizations can be helped by using email marketing software to create targeted campaigns that specifically focus on an organizations unique goals. While small business email marketing is already a tool used by some SMBs, it will become a vital necessity as the economy moves more from a mass marketing ideology to being focused on cultivating high quality customer relationships.
The SMB exchange is putting a lot of smart, talented and motivated people in a room together with the goal of giving everyone actionable takeaways to further their success, said Robert Burko. I look forward to sharing my passion for digital marketing and email marketing expertise to hopefully help attendees generate some new ideas about how this type of technology could be the missing ingredient in their marketing mix.
Burko will be speaking alongside thought leader Virginia Poly, President of Poly Placements, on the topic of maximizing human capital and expanding into new markets. Specific discussion points will include how finding the right people, cultivating an attitude of success, and giving people the the tools they need to thrive, such as an email marketing program, will encourage growth in an organization.
Other expert business leaders presenting at the event include Lisa Shepherd (Mezzanine Group), Rob Henderson (studentawards inc.), Justin Cook (Convurgency), Maggie Fox (Social Media Group), Marg Hachey (Duocom Canada), Harp Gahunia (Virgin Gaming), Gerry Smith (CiRBA), Farhan Thawar (Xtreme Labs Inc.), M. Aamir (Jugnoo Inc.) and Sunny Verma (TutorBright).
More information about the SMB Exchange can be found at http://smbexchange.ca or on Twitter, as presenters and attendees will tweet using the hashtag #smbx2012.
About Elite Email
Elite Email is a leading North American email marketing service provider (ESP) that has been helping customers achieve greater email marketing results for almost 10 years. The Elite Email cloud-based (software-as-a-service) platform allows organizations of all sizes to build and grow their mailing list, create eye-catching emails, and track results with detailed reports and analytics. All services are backed by Elite Email’s outstanding support and customer care.
Elite Email has been featured on TV, radio and print media and is a member of the Email Experience Council, eMarketing Association, Better Business Bureau, Canadian Federation of Independent Business, Vaughan Chamber of Commerce and Toronto Board of Trade. Elite Email is the only Canadian company listed by the Utah and Michigan Child Protection Agency as a compliant sender. Elite Email won the Business of the Year Under 30 award at the Toronto Board of Trade Business Excellence Awards in 2011.
For more information visit: http://www.eliteemail.com
Chicago, IL (PRWEB) August 26, 2010
Boundless Readers, the leading provider of literacy-based professional development resources and programs to Chicago Public Schools (CPS), announced today that it has been selected by the American Evaluation Association (AEA) to present at Evaluation 2010, the organizations annual conference scheduled for Nov.10-13, 2010 in San Antonio, TX.
AEA is an international professional association of evaluators devoted to the application and exploration of program evaluation, personnel evaluation, technology, and many other forms of evaluation. Each year, the organization selects panelists to present at its annual conference. Boundless Readers was selected based on its proposal to conduct a panel discussion titled: From compliance to reliance: Critical moments in integrating evaluation into an organizations work.
It is an honor to be selected by a prestigious organization like the American Evaluation Association, and to present at Evolution 2010, says Mary Hicks, Executive Director of Boundless Readers. It is important for us to share at a national level our knowledge and success with evaluation, she adds.
Boundless Readers proposal was submitted by Jennifer Iriti, Ph.D from the Learning and Resource Center at the University of Pittsburgh, who also serves as an independent evaluator of Boundless Readers programs. The Boundless Readers Evaluation 2010 panel will consist of Dr. Iriti; Mary Hicks, Executive Director of Boundless Readers; Nancy Plaskett, former Program Director at Boundless Readers and now Associate Vice President for Community, Student and Educator Programs at the Chicago Childrens Museum; and Regina Dixon-Reeves, Ph.D., Program Officer with the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, a core funder of Boundless Readers since 1990.
About Boundless Readers
Chicago-based Boundless Readers, formerly called the Rochelle Lee Fund, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. For more than 20 years, Boundless Readers has dedicated itself to unleashing the power of reading in children. By building the capacity of Chicago public schools and teachers through its professional development programs and resources, Boundless Readers transforms students into passionate lifelong readers, learners, and thinkers. For more information about Boundless Readers, visit http://www.boundlessreaders.org.
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Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2013
Immigration Attorney Heather Poole has been a volunteer attorney with LACBAs Domestic Violence Project (Project) for the past 12 years. The Project consists of volunteer attorneys who donate their time in Los Angeles County Superior Courts Central and Pasadena courthouses to help domestic violence survivors obtain Temporary Restraining Orders in family court.
Volunteer attorneys prepare the legal forms, explain the process, what to expect in court and how to plan for permanent restraining order hearings. The Project has helped thousands of women and men regain their safety and gain access to the justice system, which otherwise can seem especially intimidating and scary to those who cannot afford an attorney.
Working with the Project is extremely rewarding work. Attorneys see the justice system work quickly and effectively and help protect those most vulnerable from future harm. There is instant gratification in knowing your actions could help protect a child and change a persons circumstances to give these survivors a fighting chance at a better life.
Attorney Heather Poole
A large part of Immigration Attorney Heather Pooles private practice also focuses on helping immigrant women and men in abusive and controlling marriages obtain or save their permanent residency status under the Violence Against Women Acts immigration provisions.
For more information about LACBA and the awards ceremony, visit: http://www.lacba.org
CONTACT INFO: For Attorney Heather L Poole
HEATHER L POOLE PC, Professional Law Corp
225 S Lake Avenue, Ste 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
Attorney Heather Poole is a private immigration attorney in Pasadena, CA, focuses on complex family and marriage-based immigration cases. She is the vice chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association Southern California Chapter, a frequent attorney trainer and published author on complex immigration issues and teaches Immigration Law at Fullerton College.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 02, 2013
M&L Special Needs Planning, LLC is a company that is committed to helping families with special needs plan financially and otherwise – for the hurdles and milestones that accompany daily life. As one of lifes hurdles include divorce more than half of all marriages in US fall prey M&L Special Needs Planning has published a discussion on divorce and planning for children with special needs on their weekly blog. M&L staff feel that it is of the utmost importance to plan for the child with special needs before, during, and after the divorce to ensure that he or she is as unaffected as possible by the change in family dynamics.
M&L points out that when parents with special needs divorce, the usual challenges custody, visitation, child support are amplified. Typical custody and child support agreements may not suit the needs of your family, and as such additional time, compromise, and flexibility may be required to reach an agreement that suits all parties. Through experience and research, M&L has compiled a list of considerations for families with special needs to consider before and after beginning divorce proceedings.
Most typical custody and visitation schedules include a parent who has primary custody, and a parent who has evening, weekend, over night and/or vacation visitation this may not suit the needs of your child. I.e. how will the child react to the change in environment? Will the child be negatively impacted by the instability that comes with visitation? How will medical appointments, therapy, tutoring, etc. be affected by the new schedule? Does your child have medical equipment that needs to accompany him or her on visitation? It is important to consider these issues, and to ensure that all attorneys are familiar with the needs of your child before entering into a custody agreement.
Protect Your Childs Financial Future
The financial implications of divorce for families with special needs are incredibly important remember, until the child with a disability is 18, the amount of child support that a parent pays for that child can be unlimited. Once a person turns 18, special needs or not, legally he/she becomes an adult. For a child with special needs who is 18, child support now is considered unearned income when taking into consideration the government benefit of Supplemental Security Income (SSI). If the child support is more than $ 730 per month for 2013, the young adult with a disability will be found ineligible for government benefits of SSI due to too much unearned income.
One way to continue to provide financial support for a child with special needs while continuing to protect his or her eligibility for government benefits is to establish a special needs trust. At the age of 18, the child support can be redirected into this special needs trust.
A special needs trust is the only legal way for an individual to have the benefit of unlimited extra income, without losing government benefits. It is designed to supplement, not supplant, government benefits. If written correctly, it will provide financial assistance for any care above and beyond what the government provides.
Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) September 17, 2013
On Friday, Sept. 20, the ASIS Foundation will present Spencer Technology Academy, in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), a donation of $ 42,450 for security improvements. It is difficult to express what this award means to my school and the students and families that we serve in our community, states Principal Dr. Shawn L. Jackson. The school will also be honored at a luncheon on Sept. 27 at McCormick Place.
Spencer Technology Academy is the winner of the ASIS Foundations School Security Funding Competition. Through a series of short essays, schools in CPS were asked to consider their particular security concerns and what risks they would attempt to reduce and/or eliminate, along with a list of specific security enhancements they would purchase with the funding. A committee comprised of security management professionals from the ASIS Chicago Chapter judged the submissions. This is the tenth year that ASIS has sponsored this competition, as a way of giving back to the community where our Annual Seminar and Exhibits is held, says ASIS Chief Executive Officer Michael J. Stack. The aim of the competition is to encourage local schools to assess the security issues that confront their buildings, staff and students every day.
Located on the west side of Chicago, Spencer Technology Academy houses nearly 930 students in grades PreK-8 in two separate buildings. Principal Jackson explains, Unmonitored entrance points make our school vulnerable to unwanted access leading to equipment theft, violent activity, and criminal behavior.
Proposed improvements include the addition of both indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras to act as a deterrent for potential wrongdoers and provide the staff the means to more closely monitor the safety of the children as they pass from one building to the other, as well as those entering and exiting the school.
ASIS International (ASIS), the leading organization for security management professionals worldwide, is the largest donor to this annual initiative to improve school security. To complement the ASIS $ 20,000 donation to Spencer, (ISC)2, through its Foundation, is donating its Safe and Secure Online Program to help students become responsible, ethical digital citizens. Safe and Secure Online has taught responsible computing to more than 90,000 students worldwide. Trained volunteers visit schools for free, teaching cyber-safety, cyber-security and cyber-ethics while fostering an interest in cyber careers. The Chicago school district, which is the 3rd largest in the country with 675 schools and 500k students, is aiming to implement the SSO program in its schools beginning this fall. A full listing of donors may be viewed on the ASIS Foundation website at http://www.asisfoundation.org.
Along with the award and donation, 60 students drawn from Chicago high schools, including Mather High School and Richards Career Academy, will attend a career day hosted by ASIS on Thursday, Sept. 26 at McCormick Place. All the students are in the Chicago Public Schools Career and Technical Education Law and Public Safety Program.
The day will be begin at 9:00am with a welcome and presentations from security professionals. The presenters will discuss their current position, their successes and challenges, what drew them to the field and advice on education and experience for someone wanting to enter the security profession, including characteristics and qualities that make for a successful security practitioner. The students will later visit the exhibit hall to view the latest security technologies.
The ASIS International 59th Annual Seminar and Exhibits (ASIS 2013) will be held Sept. 24-27 (Tuesday through Friday) at McCormick Place. With more than 200 educational sessions and 600+ exhibitors, this is the security industrys leading event for security management professionals. For more information, visit http://www.asis2013.org.
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ASIS International is the leading organization for security professionals, with more than 38,000 members worldwide. Founded in 1955, ASIS is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and productivity of security professionals by developing educational programs and materials that address broad security interests, such as the ASIS Annual Seminar and Exhibits, as well as specific security topics. ASIS also advocates the role and value of the security management profession to business, the media, government entities and the public. By providing members and the security community with access to a full range of programs and services, and by publishing the industrys No. 1 magazineSecurity ManagementASIS leads the way for advanced and improved security performance.