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Maritime International Ltd. Launches The Legacy Trust, “My Legacy, My Way”; Combining Personal Values with Wealth Distribution

Mahe, Seychelles (PRWEB) October 17, 2007

Maritime International Ltd. (Milonline.com) has designed a new Trust product for those who wish to pass on their values and not just their assets. This trust structure allows clients to specify the distribution of trust assets to children and others, on the basis of meeting specified criteria.

Particularly as the lifespan of the global population continues to increase and many parents are having children much later in life, this new Legacy Trust is designed for clients who wish to provide parental guidance to their children, even after death. Parents can now have the final word, “My Legacy, My Way”.

According to Laura Mouck, Maritime International Ltd’s Director of Wealth Management “Sometimes the free and unfettered acquisition of wealth by children upon the demise of their parents, can have disastrous results. The newspapers are full of such examples.”

Specific incentives, however, can be included in the wealth distribution process, to increase the likelihood of children achieving goals and showing initiative, teaching them that hard work and personal achievement are the standards you want them to have.

The new “My Legacy, My Way” trust structure does not, for example simply provide funds for the children’s education. Instead, on the client’s instructions, it provides distributions depending upon the level of the children’s achievement in higher education, plus other criteria, in order to give them the incentive to excel.

In other cases, a client may wish to encourage hard work and entrepreneurial skills. They could then include an annual distribution from the trust equal to or double that of his or her earned income for the previous year.

If encouraging philanthropy and generosity to others is important to a client, each child could receive an annual distribution equal to or double the charitable contributions reported on their tax returns for the previous year.

Other like provisions can be added to the client’s Letter Of Wishes. It is only limited by the imagination of the individual and how he or she wants their legacy to live on.

Clients might also wish to restrict payments for what might be considered frivolous items; for example expensive sports cars, planes, parties or a ski chalet in the Alps. Laura Mouck, Maritime International Ltd’s Director of Wealth Management advises, “We have found that many clients do not wish their hard earned money frittered away, unnecessarily, in only one generation.”

Malcolm Nickerson, Managing Director of Maritime International Ltd says “It sounds complicated, but it is not. Maritime International Ltd works very closely with clients to advise them on how to structure their Trusts and ensure they understand that they can leave behind a Living Legacy”.

Mr. Nickerson continued, “It is just as crucial for people to determine what to do with their wealth, as it was deciding to save, accumulate and invest it. They can leave a real, lasting and useful legacy to their heirs. The choice is theirs. Even if parents are no longer physically there, they can still help shape the future of their children and instill the values that will ultimately guide them to becoming self sufficient independent individuals who can find their own successful path in life.”

Let your legacy live on. Let your conscience be their guide with a Legacy Trust – “My Legacy, My Way”.

Maritime International Ltd. (http://www.Milonline.com) is a corporate services and financial consulting firm with over 17 years of experience in the business, offering a variety of International Trust products and wealth management solutions.

For further information on the Legacy Trust and other Asset Protection structures offered by Maritime International Ltd., visit:

Legacy Trusts: http://www.milonline.com/trusts/legacy-trust.html

For a guide to setting up Asset Protection and Trust Structures, visit: http://www.milonline.com/trusts/asset-protection-trusts.html

Contact:

Laura Mouck – Director of Wealth Management

Tel: +65-6-491-5329

Maritime International Ltd.

http://www.milonline.com

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Opportunity to Win Potential $1,000,000 Trust in Grand Magazine and KissTrust


Warrenton, VA (PRWEB) April 10, 2008

One lucky person has the opportunity to win a funded trust for their grandchild, thanks to a new sweepstakes launched by Grand Magazine, the magazine for grandparents, in conjunction with KissTrust, Inc, http://www.kisstrust.com. The projected future value of the trust is over $ 1,000,000.

Rett Syndrome Research Trust Advisor Makes Significant Discovery with Potential for Novel Therapeutic Approaches

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.

About OHSU

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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Finally, An Internet You Can Trust?


Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) September 1, 2009 –

Trulioo Inc., today announced the release of the web’s first Community Identity Verification System. Perfect for online dating sites, auction sites, job search sites and age restricted forums and groups. The product is free and can be used anywhere on the web where an increased level of trust between people is required. Facebook users can sign up now for Trulioo at Trulioo.com, and the Company plans to release versions for other social networking websites in the coming months.

Trulioo’s patent pending technology allows its users to verify their identity details by leveraging their real-world relationships with thier friends, family, coworkers and community through online social networking websites.

“Governments around the world have always relied on community based identity verification to issue passports and other important documents to their citizens,” says Tanis Jorge, Director of Business Development for Trulioo. “When your neighbourhood doctor, lawyer or teacher signs your passport application – that is community identity verification at work.” explains Jorge. “With the advent of real world social networks being brought online in recent years, the opportunity for alternative online identity verification now exists.”

According to Facebook, their average profile has one hundred and twenty (120) friends listed. The concept behind Trulioo is that the majority of those friends have at least some real world knowledge of the user, and that this knowledge can be pooled and presented in an online I.D., for social transactions involving the user on the web to build trust. “If one hundred and twelve (112) people say my first name is Tanis, my name is alot more likely to actually be Tanis,” says Jorge.

Similarly, Trulioo can be used to verify a user’s location, marital status and even age – which presents an opportunity for a new level of child protection with respect to age restricted websites. “The industry has always struggled with ways to verify a child’s age largely due to lack of data on children. Children may not have driver’s licenses, pay utilities or have cellular phones, but they belong to communities of people who can verify their age,” explains Jorge.

The online identity and age verification industry has traditionally relied upon government, credit, private and public data sources to establish a user’s identity online; but have struggled with user acceptance largely due to data access restrictions internationally. Trulioo is designed for online peer to peer social interactions where basic identity information is needed, and is not restricted geographically because the data itself is contributed by its users.

Over the next year, Trulioo will launch its application on all major social networks, making its free online I.D. available to hundreds of millions of people around the world. Says Jorge, “We believe community based identity verification will usher in a new era of online safety and trust; making the Internet a more enjoyable place for everyone.”

Media Contact: Stephen Ufford, 1.866.819.6127 ext. 701

About Trulioo Inc.

Trulioo is a privately held start-up with offices in Vancouver, Canada. Started in August 2007 as a side project for the design of a tool for the online dating world, Trulioo has evolved into the Internet’s first global identity verification service.

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WOT Services Launches Trust Network for Online Business Owners to Promote Excellent Reputations and Collect Feedback


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:

Trust Showcases Threat of Internet Predators; Keep Your Kids Safe Online with Computer Monitoring Software


Las Vegas, NV (Vocus) September 17, 2010

David Schwimmer is most known for his comedic role in the long-running 1990s sitcom “Friends.” But this year, he brought a very serious message to the Toronto International Film Festival and parents need to listen up.

Schwimmer is the director of Trust, a fictional story that portrays real-life danger. Clive Owen and Catherine Keener star as parents of a 14-year-old girl, played by newcomer Liana Liberato, who meets a man in an Internet chat room that befriends her, gains her trust, lures her to a motel room and rapes her.

While the film is still seeking a US-distribution deal, according to one Associated Press story, Schwimmer hopes to get the film into theaters as a cautionary tale to parents about the dangers children face online, where sexual predators can stalk victims with anonymity.

This horrifying story is all too real, says Pandora Corp. co-founder Jamie Leasure. More and more we are seeing stories in the press of young teens who fall in love with older men they meet online.

Pandora Corp. follows media stories of real-life Internet predators and offers a weekly compilation on Pandoras Blog, as a reminder to parents that the threats do exist. Leasure says in the past months, more stories have surfaced of real teens willfully meeting in real life with the men they meet on the Internet; many times they also consent to sexual activity.

Just like in the movie, predators use a tactic called grooming, where they spend their time to become friends with a young teen and gain their trust, explains Leasure. It gets to a point where the young minds have been so warped, that even when lies are exposed, the internet predators succeed in their mission.

Leasure says it is necessary for all parents to monitor their childs Internet activity. Not only should parents be concerned with whom their children are talking to online, but they need to be cognizant of strangers who are trying to initiate conversation.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, a program that lets parents see everything their kids are doing online. First-rate monitoring capabilities take sequential screenshots of all activity. All emails, instant messenger conversations, social networking activity, websites visited, search queries and more are recorded and presented in easy-to-read charts and tables. If a child is forming a relationship with a stranger, or taking other risks, the parents will be able to see it first-hand.

PC Pandora gives parents an exact record of everything their child does, so they can be sure of their safety, and/or intervene if necessary, says Leasure.

According to the AP article, Schwimmer talked to families of victims and FBI agents to help craft the right Internet predator for his movie.

He learned what every parent needs to understand, explains Leasure. These online predators are not stereotypical. They come in every form. They are our neighbors; they are husbands, fathers, teachers, cops, coaches, priests and every other male figure you would normally put a lot of trust into. That is the scariest part; and thats why parents need to be vigilant and monitor Internet activity.

For tips on how to keep your children safe from online predators, and to find out how PC Pandora computer monitoring software can help, visit http://www.pcpandora.com.

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 Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, the Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, 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 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

Reporters and Producers: Covering Internet safety? We are your technology solution component. Software is available to journalists for review and testing. Executives are available for interviews. Let us help you show your audience how easy it can be to keep their kids safe on the Internet.

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GlobalSign Partners with Web of Trust to Provide Reputation Data in the Website Passport

London, UK (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011

GlobalSign (http://www.globalsign.co.uk), one of the longest established Certification Authorities (CA) and specialists in Digital Certificate security, today announced a new partnership with Web of Trust (WOT), allowing the addition of community-sourced reputation information into GlobalSigns Website Passport service. The data feed will provide real-time access to the worlds largest reputation rating community to enhance customer trust and help users make an informed decision on a sites trustworthiness.

End users are becoming more cautious on the web, following constant press exposure to cases of phishing websites and online fraud. Lack of trust may cause visitors to leave the website or abandon their shopping cart; as a result, building trust is becoming a top priority for website owners. GlobalSigns Website Passport removes this issue by providing website owners with a Site Seal (Passport) giving access to a collection of public information to help users identify the website and ensure the organisation behind it is legitimate and reputable. The Website Passport also presents website and company identification data, as vetted by the GlobalSign Certificate Authority, hence providing high levels of authentication.

The Website Passport aggregates a range of third party information to enhance the level of trust provided. With a comprehensive app oriented web service, website owners have access to a potentially unlimited marketplace of third party service providers which they can customise for best appeal. The partnership with Web of Trust will allow users to have easy and real time access to community-powered ratings from Web of Trust, as the WOT Passport page displays trustworthiness, privacy, child safety and vendor reliability ratings. Reputation needs to be earned, and as such Passport takes website credibility to a new level, with added reliability and transparency. WOTs fast growing global community is currently made up of over 18 million users, providing data based on their own real-life experiences for 31 million websites. The reputation data is updated every 30 minutes to ensure the highest levels of accuracy. The addition of the WOT app gives website owners the opportunity to present users with a combination of data from both the virtual and physical world.

The Web of Trust app adds to our value offering, making Passport a comprehensive display of information for users, establishing identity, proving legitimacy, as well as advising on reputation, said Paul Tourret, Managing Director, GlobalSign EMEA. We anticipate a long term relationship with WOT in several product areas, combining GlobalSign and WOT security and reputation data to build a trusted Internet for all users.

Every time you go online to pay bills, email, shop or talk to your friends on social sites, you are exposed to new malware threats, rogue websites and attacks on the Internet, said Vesa Per

Trust, But Verify; Keep Your Children Safe from Internet Predators with Computer Monitoring Software


Las Vegas, Nevada (Vocus/PRWEB) April 01, 2011

David Schwimmer may be best-known for his role as Ross Geller in the long-running sitcom “Friends,” but his movie Trust, which debuted in select US cities on April 1st, is no laughing matter, especially for parents with t(w)eens on the Internet.

Schwimmer directed Trust, staring Clive Owen and Catherine Keener. The cautionary tale is about a 14-year-old girl, played by newcomer Liana Liberato, who meets a man in an Internet chat room. The man pretends to be her age, as he befriends her, gains her trust, and eventually lures her to a seedy motel room and rapes her. The film is being distributed by Millennium Entertainment in the US.

Though the films story is fictional, it is a very real scenario that unfolds across America all too often, says Pandora Corp. co-founder James Leasure. It happens every week; there is always at least one story, often times many, from Anytown USA about a young teen that fell in love with an older man they met online, and disaster resulted.

Pandora Corp. follows media stories of real-life Internet predators and offers a weekly compilation on Pandoras Blog. Leasure says the weekly column is to serve as a warning to parents that these threats do exist. He notes that over the past year, there has been an increase of stories that involve real teens willingly meeting in real life with the men they meet on the Internet. Unfortunately, many times there is sexual activity, whether consented to or, in the case of Trust, rape/assault.

As is portrayed in the film, Internet predators use a tactic called grooming, where they patiently spend time becoming friends with a young teen, slowly gaining their trust, explains Leasure. The relationship reaches a point where the young teens mind has been so warped, that even when lies are exposed, the internet predators succeed in their mission.

In Trust, the predator, played by Chris Henry Coffey, first pretends to be 16, then 20, then 25.

Young Annie is so in love with him by this point, that even when she finds out he has lied and is 11 years older than her, she still meets with him, says Leasure. She soon learns that even 25 was a lie and that the man on the other end of the Internet connection is in his 30s; thats when things take a turn for the worst.

Leasure says Internet predators are just one of the many reasons it is necessary for all parents to monitor their childrens Internet activity. Not only should parents be concerned with whom their children are talking to online, but they need to be cognizant of strangers who are trying to initiate conversation.

Pandora Corp. is the maker of PC Pandora computer monitoring software, a program that allows parents to see everything their kids are doing on the internet. Screen shots of all activity are captured through the programs first-rate monitoring capabilities. In addition, all emails, instant messenger conversations, social networking activity, websites visited, programs run, peer-to-peer activity, search queries and more are recorded and presented in easy-to-read charts and tables. If a child is talking to or forming a relationship with a stranger, or taking other risks, the parents will be able to see it first-hand.

Our PC Pandora gives parents an exact record of everything their child does, so they can be sure of their safety, and/or intervene if necessary, says Leasure.

According to a CBS interview, David Schwimmer says one of the reasons he wanted to make this film was to underscore the modern notion of parenting in age of technology. Leasure agrees that a lot of parents need a wake-up call to the realities of the Internet.

Just as it was before the Internet, it is important to know who your childs friends are, he explains. Internet predators are a real threat and it is important for parents to be vigilant and monitor Internet activity.

For tips on how to keep your children safe from online predators, and to find out how PC Pandora computer monitoring software can help, visit http://www.pcpandora.com.

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 is continually being 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 aims to help parents by providing them with 18 Tips to Safe Surfing and Pandoras Blog, where current news in the world of online safety is discussed regularly. In addition, Pandora Corp. has made the PD Pandora Internet Safety Symposium available to schools and law enforcement as a free resource for spreading internet safety awareness to parents. Over the past few years, 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 2010, Version 6.0 was released, again widening the spectrum of coverage and protection offered by the program. Concurrently released with 6.0, the web-based PC Pandora LIVE! service affords parents the ability to keep their kids safe from anywhere at anytime. PC Pandora is also now available through the Pandora Corp. store at Amazon.com.

Reporters and Producers: Covering Internet safety? We are your technology solution component. Software is available to journalists for review and testing. Executives are available for interviews. Let us help you show your audience how easy it can be to keep their children safe on the Internet.

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