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YMCA Calls Police to Arrest Anti-Obesity Advocate MeMe Roth — NAAO President MeMe Roth Attempts to Dump Junk Food at Local Philadelphia Spring Valley YMCA

New York, NY and Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 23, 2007

With 30% of America’s children at risk for obesity and diet-related diabetes; with two-thirds of their parents already overweight; and with the YMCA of the USA asserting its “unique position in the fight against child obesity”; MeMe Roth (http://www.actionagainstobesity.com) endeavored to rid the YMCA of junk food. Ms. Roth attempted to discard the sprinkles, artificially-flavored caramel and chocolate syrups, and other high-fructose corn syrup-laden and artificially-colored substances, along with the artery-clogging full-fat ice cream set up near the entranceway as a free celebratory offering to YMCA members. In response, Roth alleges the YMCA blocked its junk food table and held back the 5-foot-6-inch, 120-pound, Ms. Roth with a 6-foot-3-inch football player volunteer named “Eric” and called the police.

“I’ve been working with the YMCA for months, both locally and nationally, from the local Director and President up to the YMCA of the USA CEO, including emails, phone calls, and in-person presentations imploring the organization to fulfill its mission statement to provide an environment of health and wellness for its 20 million members, 10 million of whom are children,” said Roth. “Given the current child health crisis, the last thing we need is the YMCA encouraging our children or their parents to consume even greater amounts of obesity- and diabetes- accelerating foods. This is especially damning given the YMCA’s own mission statement and all the wonderful counsel provided by the YMCA’s own nutritionists. Members trust the YMCA to help protect their health, not encourage consumption of some of the most harmful substances in the food supply.”

Roth cites an overrepresentation of obesity among employees and volunteers, including the Philadelphia Area Spring Valley YMCA in Limerick, PA where she had come to exercise Tuesday. She assumes the membership falls closely in line to the U.S.’s national obesity figures: two-thirds of adults overweight — one-third of children overweight. The YMCA recently completed its own version of “The Biggest Loser.”

“There’s a great deal of lip service given to the fight to end child obesity, and the YMCA not only profits from some of the most indulgent junk food vending machines including Reese’s cheesecake pies, full-fat Otis Spunkmeyer muffins, S’Mores Pop-Tarts, among a plethora of other chemical-laden obesity and diabetes accelerators, but also, the YMCA uses $ 11 million dollars from Pepsi to fund its national ‘Healthy Kids Day’ and ‘Activate America’ programs. (Soda is widely reported as a top contributor to child and teen obesity.) It’s like having Philip Morris fund your cardio-vascular health day.”

National Action Against Obesity implores America’s schools, houses of worship and civic organization’s such as the YMCA to provide children and families a haven from the constant bombardment of junk food.

“Those of us fighting to keep our children and ourselves healthy deserve to have somewhere safe to go without being pressured to eat junk food,” continued Roth. “NAAO urges parents across the country to ‘Dump the Junk!’ If your child’s school pushes junk food onto your children, dump it. If your minister or rabbi uses junk food as a children’s sermon device, dump it. If your YMCA uses junk food as a means to pander to unhealthy members, dump it.”

The YMCA has threatened to press charges and terminate Ms. Roth’s family membership to the YMCA.

MeMe Roth and family are temporarily residing in the Philadelphia area, awaiting relocation to New York City.

About NAAO

**Look for upcoming “NAAO Obesity Action Plan” to Cut Obesity by 50%–An Absolutely Achievable, Uncomplicated, Step-By-Step, How-To Guide for ALL of Us** Through education, legislation, and most importantly–parental action–National Action Against Obesity works independently and as a consultancy to reverse the obesity epidemic by eliminating ‘fake foods’ from the food supply, barring junk food from schools and eradicating Secondhand Obesity, while encouraging exercise across all ages. MeMe Roth, president and founder of NAAO, is host and organizer of the Wedding Gown Challenge, where women enter into marriage at a healthy weight and maintain it for a lifetime. Ms. Roth has been featured on CNN, MSNBC, FOXNews’ The O’Reilly Factor, Your World with Neil Cavuto, CBS’s The Early Show, The New York Times, The LA Times, BusinessWeek, The New York Post, Playboy Magazine, 106.7 LiteFM, School Administrator, American School Board Journal, BigFatBlog, Nippon TV, The Associated Press and Health Magazine among others. Ms. Roth’s agenda: “Let’s finally recognize obesity as abuse–abuse of our children, abuse of ourselves–and together take action against it.” http://www.actionagainstobesity.com


Physicians for Human Rights Appoints Frank Donaghue as New CEO; Leonard Rubenstein Becomes Group’s President

Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) September 13, 2007

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), a co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize, announced today that Frank Donaghue will become the Chief Executive Officer of the twenty-year old health and human rights organization. Leonard S. Rubenstein, JD, PHR’s current Executive Director, will assume the role of President.

With more than three decades of experience in the nonprofit sector, Donaghue has assembled a distinguished track record in humanitarian service, fundraising and management. For the majority of his career, he worked for the American Red Cross in a variety of capacities, serving as President and CEO of the American Red Cross in Philadelphia, Vice President of both Development and Corporate Communication for the national Red Cross, and as national spokesperson for the Red Cross for both national and international disasters and conflicts, including the 1999 Izmit Earthquake in Turkey and the wars in Kosovo, Iraq and Bosnia.

In his international work, Donaghue developed youth HIV education programs in Romania, Grenada, Ghana and Bosnia. He also participated in a mass vaccination campaign in West Africa to help eliminate measles from the African continent by 2010.

“For years I have admired and been inspired by PHR’s groundbreaking mobilization of health professionals to document and end human rights abuses around the world,” stated Donaghue. “My experiences at the Red Cross and its functions to protect the lives and dignity of victims of war and natural disaster, provide them with assistance, and prevent further suffering by promoting and strengthening humanitarian law have prepared me for the challenges I will face at PHR. We will continue to be on the forefront of protecting the health and human rights of the world’s most vulnerable people, examining root causes of abuses and offering lasting solutions.”

United Nations Foundation Appoints Daniel Carucci as Vice President of Global Health

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) October 15, 2008

The United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) announced today the appointment of Daniel Carucci as its Vice President of Global Health. In this position, Carucci will direct the strategic development, and implementation of the UN Foundation’s global health work, as well as coordinate with UN agencies, corporate and non-governmental partners, and key donors to improve health worldwide.

“We are pleased to welcome Daniel Carucci to our team at the UN Foundation,” said Senator Timothy E. Wirth, President of the UN Foundation. “His expertise in medicine and tropical disease, as well as his extensive background in the field of global health, make him an exceptional candidate for this role and a good fit for our organization. In this new role, Daniel Carucci will elevate our health program, connecting our health initiatives and strengthening our support of the UN’s work to improve and save lives worldwide.”

Daniel Carucci has over 20 years of experience working in medicine and international health initiatives. Prior to joining the Foundation, Carucci served as the Director of Science at the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. He also worked as Director of the Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative at the Foundation for NIH – a $ 200 million program supported by The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in partnership with the Wellcome Trust and Canadian Institute of Health Research. He has served as the Director of the Malaria Vaccine Program at the Naval Medical Research Center in Bethesda, Maryland, and is responsible for the establishment of the Molecular Vaccines Interagency Working Group under the U.S. Subcommittee on Biotechnology. Carucci is also the recipient of the prestigious 2002 American Medical Association Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, the 2000 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Award for Excellence in Military Medicine, and the 1989 Operational Flight Surgeon of the Year (Richard E. Luehrs Memorial Award). Carucci received his Medical Degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and earned a Masters of Science in Clinical Tropical Medicine and a Doctor of Philosophy from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

For 10 years, the UN Foundation has worked hand-in-hand with the World Health Organization, UNICEF and other UN leaders to develop and expand major initiatives to help children survive and thrive. In support of world-renowned international health partnerships, the UN Foundation has mobilized hundreds of millions of dollars and tens of thousands of people, brought new private sector partners into the field, helped strengthen the capacity of UN health agencies and provided program expertise to help save children’s lives. The UN Foundation is proud to be a founding partner of the Measles Initiative; a partner in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and Roll Back Malaria; and creator of Nothing But Nets, a grassroots campaign supporting the delivery of long-lasting insecticide-treated bed nets to children and families throughout Africa.

About the United Nations Foundation

The UN Foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas, and capital to help the United Nations solve global problems. We build partnerships, grow constituencies, mobilize resources and advocate policy changes to support the UN’s work for individual and global progress. The UN Foundation’s work – focused on select global problems – is decreasing child mortality, improving disaster relief, protecting diverse cultures and environments, creating a clean energy future, empowering women and girls, and improving U.S.-UN relations. For more information, visit http://www.UNFoundation.org.

Press Contact:

Amy DiElsi

Communications Director, Children’s Health, United Nations Foundation

(o) 202-419-3230, (c) 202-492-3078, (e) adielsi @ unfoundation.org

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President Obama Warns Kids about Posting on Facebook; PC Pandora Warns Parents about the Dangers of Not Monitoring Their Children’s Internet Activity

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) September 14, 2009

Last week, president Obama met with 32 ninth graders at Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA, for a question-and-answer session. The discussion eventually led to the President’s caution about being too open on social networks.

According to Reuters, Obama stated: “I want everybody here to be careful about what you post on Facebook, because in the YouTube age, whatever you do, it will be pulled up again later somewhere in your life.”

He continued, “when you’re young, you make mistakes and you do some stupid stuff. And I’ve been hearing a lot about young people who [post] stuff on Facebook, and then suddenly they go apply for a job and somebody has done a search.”

The president’s statement echoes a survey from this past June by careerbuilder.com, which revealed that 45-percent of employers used social networking websites to research job candidates. Furthermore, 35-percent of the employers surveyed said they had found content on those sites that had influenced them to reject a candidate. Examples included inappropriate photographs, information about the applicants’ drinking or drug use, or bad mouthing of previous employers, co-workers or clients.

Employers aren’t the only ones screening your kids. An LA Times article from earlier this year documented a report by the National Association for College Admission Counseling, revealing that about a quarter of U.S. colleges are doing some research about applicants on social networking sites or through Internet search engines.

Pandora Corp., makers of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, is giving advice similar to President Obama’s to parents across the country.

“It is imperative that parents be aware of not only what their kids are doing online and who they are talking to, but also how they are representing themselves in the digital community,” says Pandora Corp. co-founder Jamie Leasure.

As the internet evolved into the current “web 2.0” state, America’s youth gained an unprecedented ability to share their lives in a public forum. Unfortunately, parents don’t realize that many kids have multiple social networking profiles.

“Allowing children, especially younger ones, on the Internet unsupervised is like letting them get in a car with a stranger. But even when you think you have a handle on your kids’ Internet activities there are risks,” explains nationally recognized child advocate, Maureen Flatley. “Some kids will show their parents a social networking profile, their ‘official’ pages. But at the same time, they have secondary page where dangerous activity takes place.”

Flatley says these other profiles often involve activities as diverse as chatting with strangers, to ordering prescription drugs online with parents’ credit cards or learning how to practice eating disorders.

“The risks go well beyond the obvious things,” says Flatley. “It doesn’t take a skilled, sophisticated search to readily identify multiple profiles or webpages for the same student or job applicant these are the pages that will come back to haunt entire families in this YouTube and Facebook generation.”

Computer monitoring software programs like PC Pandora are the best tool a parent can use to stay current on their child’s Internet activity. PC Pandora records all user activity through a series of screenshots and activity logs. This gives parents the unique ability to view their child’s activity in DVR-fashion, and review specific activity, such as instant messages, emails, websites and items searched for on the web.

For the social networking websites, PC Pandora will let you see firsthand any updates made to your child’s page, as well conversations in MySpace and Facebook’s instant messenger programs. It will also give you the usernames and passwords for the accounts they may not want you to know about.

“The reality is that parents should be concerned with everything their child does online. Whether it’s Facebook or MySpace, instant messenger or Twitter, peer-to-peer sharing or just innocent surfing, parents need to be involved,” says Flatley. “There is no excuse for not knowing all aspects of what your child is doing on the Internet. Monitoring software plays a critical role in obtaining that knowledge. It allows you to be an effective 21st century parent by eliminating the guesswork.”

The recently-launched PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium, created in association with Flatley and her team at Flatley McNeil and Associates, is an additional resource that Pandora Corp. makes available for free. An informative and customizable 90-minute safety seminar that analyzes the common threats children and families face online every day, the symposium covers cyberbullying, Internet predators, social networking, peer-to-peer file sharing and more. The complete kit consists of a full PowerPoint presentation, read-along script, 6-page parent hand-out for distribution, and marketing materials.

“The bottom line is that parents need to be just as aware of what their children are doing and saying online as they would be for real-life situations,” says Leasure. “As our society progresses and technology advances, the two worlds are becoming synonymous – there is little distinction anymore between what people say and do online and in real-life. Kids often don’t realize that; it’s up to parents to teach them.”

For more details, visit http://www.pcpandora.com. A two-hour trial of PC Pandora is available for download. The PD Pandora Internet Safety page has a sample of the symposium materials and a quick form can get you started on bringing the Internet safety discussion to your town.

About PC Pandora: Pandora Corporation was formed with one goal – to help our customers monitor, control and protect their families and themselves online. First released in mid 2005, PC Pandora has been constantly upgraded to industry-leading specifications and has received accolades from users, reviewers and even school districts and law enforcement agencies, who use the program to help in the day-to-day supervision of the children and citizens they are charged with protecting. The company website devotes space to helping parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandora’s Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. PC Pandora has vaulted into a leadership position for parental control software by boasting a combination of features that are unparalleled in the monitoring industry. In 2008, Version 5.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com. Currently in version 5.3, the next release of PC Pandora will incorporate Pandora LIVE, a web-based service that will allow parents to check content from anywhere through a secure server.


UN Foundation Statement on President Obama’s Remarks at the United Nations High-Level Summit on the Millennium Development Goals

Washington, D.C. (Vocus) September 22, 2010

Today, President Obama brought the United States and the United Nations closer to solving the world’s most pressing problems by fulfilling the U.S. government’s landmark pledge to energize cooperation and make development assistance more efficient. President Obamas speech at the UN high-level summit on the Millennium Development Goals underscored the Administrations policy that the MDGs are not just the worlds goals, but also are Americas goals. United Nations Foundation President Timothy E. Wirth released the following statement in response to the Presidents speech:

Ten years ago, world leaders set forth an ambitious set of Millennium Development Goals to tackle some of the most challenging problems facing the world. With five years to go on this 15-year pledge, it is imperative that we evaluate progress and refresh our plan to combat global poverty at its root causes.

President Obamas decision to unveil his new development policy at the UN and in the context of the MDGs shows appreciation for the important role that the UN and UN agencies play in battling extreme poverty and the MDGs play in inspiring action. His speech before the UN today fully embraced the MDGs as a central part of Americas national security and foreign policy objectives. The plan, which focuses on measurable and sustainable outcomes for foreign assistance, makes it clear that smart, modern development strategies best position the U.S. to create and leverage partnerships to combat global problems. The Administration has emphasized that the urgent issues of energy access and protection of biodiversity, women and children’s health, and cleaner and safer cookstoves, are all critical areas where coordinated global efforts must be set forth to achieve the MDGs.

A key element of the Presidents plan for achieving the MDGs is the emphasis on the importance of partnerships. UN Foundation Chairman and Founder Ted Turner has highlighted that everyone can be a partner and anyone can dedicate their time, energy, or money to help the UN advance the MDGs.

At the UN Foundation, we have two new initiatives that took center stage this week as global leaders converged in New York:

Former Arizona House Representative, House Minority Leader, and Phoenix High School District Governing Board President, David Lujan Joins The Foster Group

Tempe, AZ (PRWEB) January 10, 2011

The Foster Group welcomes the addition of its newest partner to their Arizona office, David Lujan. Davids area of practice will focus on education law, employment matters, public policy issues, and a variety of other matters given his diverse and rich background. David served three terms in the Arizona House of Representatives, representing central Phoenix, as well as serving as the Arizona House Minority Leader. In 2010, David was a candidate for Arizona Attorney General. He also served for eight years as a member of the Phoenix Union High School District Governing Board, including two years as the Board President.

One of the reasons I became a lawyer is to make sure that people get justice within our system, states Lujan. People need someone who can help them navigate the legal system; which in and of itself can be overwhelming. The slightest mistake can permanently derail even the noblest of causes. Ive been in the courtrooms dealing with cases and Ive legislated Arizonas state laws. I understand the challenges our citizens, businesses, and institutions face and look forward to the opportunity to continue to be a part of the solution with The Foster Group. As a partner with The Foster Group, I will continue to make a difference.

David was an Assistant Attorney General where he successfully represented the State of Arizona on a variety of public education issues including serving as the States attorney for a $ 1.4 billion school construction program and on the Open Meeting Law Enforcement Team. David also worked as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board and as the attorney for a non-profit organization which provides legal services to help children who are victims of abuse. He is co-author of the book Child Advocacy 101 which examines the child protection systems in America.

Were absolutely thrilled that David has joined our team. Hes an amazing talent. His passion, skill, and legal intellect truly go unparalleled. David is one of the finest lawyers in Arizona, says Kristen Foster, managing partner of The Foster Group. David has had such a positive impact on the state of Arizona, especially in the areas of education and child welfare. We fully expect that trend to continue in the years to come.

David is the recipient of the 2010 Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Public Policy Award, the 2009 National Association of Social Workers Legislator of the Year Award, and the 2009 Greater Phoenix Child Abuse Prevention Council’s Cherish the Children Award in Media/Public Policy. He received the 2009 Cesar Chavez Continuing the Legacy Award from the Latino Law Student Association of William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. In 2008, he received the “Golden Apple Award” from the AZ Parents for Education in recognition for his continued support for public education, the 2006 Arizona Students Associations Legislator of the Year Award, and the Arizona Business and Education Coalitions Legislative Partner Award. He is also a volunteer attorney coach for the Central High School mock trial team.

For additional information or to make an appointment with Mr. Lujan or any of the other members of The Foster Group legal team, please visit our website at http://www.fosterslawgroup.com or call (480) 374-1500. Please direct all media inquiries to Bill Knowlton at (480) 212-6553.

With offices in Arizona and Indiana, the Foster Group (TFG), offers big firm experience, but with boutique law firm services and cost-effectiveness. TFGs members have been partners in large and national law firms, managed dozens of lawyers and multi-million dollar budgets, worked for federal and state judges, worked on the Hill in Washington, D.C., and represented large international companies throughout the world. TFG has law offices in Arizona and Indiana. Our practice areas include: labor law, education law, family law, business law, civil rights, HR solutions / best practices, and mediation. For more information, visit us at http://www.fosterslawgroup.com.

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Bay Area Playground Safety Surfacing Company Filice Enterprises Announces New Vice President

San Jose, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) May 27, 2011

Filice Enterprises, a Bay Area playground safety surface installation company, is welcoming new Vice President Michelle Filice. Previously known as Filice and Son, Filice Enterprises President Mike Filice took over when his father retired last year, and after a year running the business alone, brought on his wife Michelle to fill the vice president position.

“Michelle brings over 11 years of retail customer service and new employee training to the company, said Mike Filice, president of Filice Enterprises. Right from the start she re-organized the office, established procedures and hired and trained two new employees. Her position as Vice President is unmatched and Filice Enterprises would not be where we are today without her!”

Filice Enterprises offers safe playground surfaces for commercial and residential spaces, and is both the supplier and the installer. They offer competitive pricing like a big chain, but continue as a family-run local supplier with product exclusivity. Filice offer state-wide delivery service of many different playground surfacing products, such as Fibar Systems, SofTile and Active Playground Equipment (APE).

According to FedStats, a child is injured on a playground every two minutes. With 70% of those playground injuries accruing from falls to the ground, protective surfacing is one of the most critical safety factors in the design, development and maintenance of a playground.

For more information about playground safety surfacing, or any of Filice Enterprises other products or services, call them at (800) 457-6821 or visit them on the web at filicesurfaces.com.

About Filice Enterprises

Since 1995, Filice Enterprises has been California’s premier supplier of playground safety surfaces and has covered 8 million square feet of playground surfaces. They are the exclusive Northern California representative of Fibar Systems, SofTile Kroslock Interlocking Rubber Safety Tiles, as well as materials for Poured in Place Rubber projects. For five consecutive years, Filice Enterprises have been named Fibar Sales Representative of the Year.

Filice Enterprises serves the entire San Francisco Bay Area, including the communities of Alameda, Antioch, Berkeley, Castro Valley, Concord, Daly City, Dublin, Emeryville, Fairfield, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Marin, Martinez, Mill Valley, Mountain View, Napa, Novato, Oakland, Palo Alto, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Richmond, San Bruno, San Francisco, San Jose, San Mateo, San Rafael, San Ramon, Santa Clara, Sonoma County, Solano County, Vacaville, Vallejo, and Walnut Creek.


The Arc Brings Issues Facing People with Disabilities to the White House, President Obama Tells Disability Community Ive Got Your Back

Washington, DC (PRWEB) February 10, 2012

Today, 150 leaders of The Arc from across the country met with a variety of senior White House officials at a Community Leaders Briefing to ask questions and discuss issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). The session, held just for The Arc, included an unannounced visit from President Barack Obama. The President spoke of his commitment to people with disabilities saying, Ive got your back.

This surprise appearance by the President of the United States was the highlight of the day for many attendees, along with the opportunity to interact with high level government officials about how they can support people with I/DD to live in the community. Over the course of the day, leaders of chapters of The Arc were briefed on topics ranging from Medicaid to education to community living and employment for people with I/DD. Many of the speakers, including President Obama, referenced the impact advocates made during budget negotiations to protect Medicaid, and encouraged The Arc and others to continue these efforts.

Another unannounced speaker was White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew, who reiterated the Presidents opposition to turning Medicaid into a block grant. He also took questions from the audience, including Barbara Coppens, a member of the national board of directors of The Arc and a self-advocate who took the opportunity to speak about the importance of self-advocacy by people with disabilities.

I tell other self-advocates youve got to get out there and advocate for yourself because you cant rely on other people to make change for you, said Coppens to Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

The day was organized by Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, who kicked off the agenda by welcoming guests and speaking about employment issues. The Arc heard from Cecilia Mu

Cambridge Positioning Systems Appoints Former Texas Instruments European President As New Chairman

(PRWEB) September 19, 2002

Cambridge Positioning Systems (CPS), world leaders in high accuracy location technology, today announced the appointment of John Scarisbrick as its new chairman.

He takes over the role from John Peett CBE, a co-founder of Vodafone Group plc, who is retiring as Chairman – an appointment he has held since March 1999. During his tenure, he oversaw the company’s growth from an academic start-up to a major industry player with partnerships with many of the world’s leading wireless equipment vendors. He remains an important investor in the company.

John Scarisbrick has over 30 years experience in global technology businesses. He spent 25 years at Texas Instruments in France, Texas, US and the UK, where he was most recently Senior Vice President responsible for its $ 5 billion ASP business, which included a range of wireless, broadband and other technology interests worldwide.

Previously, he was President of Texas Instruments Europe and led the team that created Texas Instrument’s DSP business in Houston, Texas. He is a venture partner at Vortex Partners LLP in Dallas, Texas, and serves as a non-executive director of ARM Holdings PLC and California-based SonIM.

CPS Chief Executive Chris Wade said: “John will help us build on the powerful platform our previous chairman has helped create for CPS. His broad and deep industry knowledge – and experience in building successful global businesses – will be enormously valuable in moving the company forward.”

Mr Scarisbrick said: “CPS has a tremendously exciting future. The global equipment and handset industry has adopted CPS technology as the high accuracy location solution for GSM. Deployment is now underway in the US, where we have seen the formation of an industry-wide group involving operators and vendors to bring the benefits of this technology to the mass market. With strong and growing intrerest in location services and its supporting technology in Asia Pacific and Europe, this is a great time to join what is a truly innovative and world leading company.”

Laurence Garrett, director for communications for 3i, one of CPS’ investors, commented: “It is terrific news that John Scarisbrick has become the chairman for CPS. His track record is impeccable and we are confident that John will assist the executive team with the continued exploitation of the potentially world beating technology that CPS possesses. Location is a new market and it requires patience, good execution and great management to succeed. CPS is looking great in all departments.”


About Cambridge Positioning Systems

Cambridge Positioning Systems Limited (CPS) develops and licenses its Cursorä E-OTD (Enhanced Observed Time Difference) system to handset manufacturers and network equipment vendors. The company is working with, or has licensed its technology to Ericsson, Nortel Networks, Siemens and Lucent Technologies.

Cursorä delivers high accuracy mobile location technology for GSM networks, with even greater accuracy predicted on 3G networks. CPS has conducted successful trials of the Cursorä system in the UK, North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

In the US, the Federal Communications Commission has mandated that all calls from mobile phones to emergency services be accompanied by highly accurate information about the location of a caller. This ruling known as E-911 will provide significant opportunities for CPS’ highly accurate location technology as E-OTD emerges as the preferred choice to fulfil the FCC’s regulation.

For further information, contact

Colin Ashcroft

Cambridge Positioning Systems

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 326984

Mobile: +44 (0) 7769 740 296

E: colin.ashcroft@cursor-system.com




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