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Vanessa Williams Urges Parents and Teens to Give Each Other the Ultimate Holiday Gift an “Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract” : “Ugly Betty” Star and Her Teenage Son Sign a Driving Contract, Launching Allstate’s National Home for the Holidays Teen Safe Driving Campaign


NORTHBROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) December 2, 2008

They’re giving each other a conversation and a promise. And best of all, it’s free.

With Devin on the verge of getting his learner’s permit, Ms. Williams and her son are signing an Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract before he gets behind the wheel. Based on conversations they had at home, their contract lays out expectations for smart driving decisions, and consequences if those expectations are not met.

It’s a conversation Ms. Williams and Allstate hope all parents and their teens have this holiday season.

“As a mother of two older daughters, I’ve given them the car keys and worried whether they would make it home safe. The fact is that our teens are more likely to die in a car crash than from anything else, so having the safe driving talk with your teen is just as important as talking about drugs and sex,” Williams said. “As the holidays arrive, parents and teens should use the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract as way to begin a conversation that can be a gift of life.”

Vanessa and Devin signed their contract in New York City today, publicly launching Allstate’s national Home for the Holidays teen safe driving campaign.

Through its national Parent-Teen Driving Contract Sign Up Drive, Allstate encourages parents and teens to begin a conversation with their teens about safe driving by completing the interactive contract online at http://www.allstate.com/teen. By completing and signing a contract, parents can help ensure their teens return home safely for the holidays and every day.

With car crashes the leading cause of death for American teens, it’s a vital conversation for parents and teens especially this time of year. Teens have an increased chance of getting into an accident around the holidays. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, last December alone, nearly 400 teens died in car crashes across the United States. Many of these crashes could have been avoided with a simple conversation at home.

“By putting the contract in as many parent’s hands as possible, we hope to inspire them to give their teen the most important gift of all the safe driving talk,” said Vicky Dinges, Assistant Vice President of Public Social Responsibility for Allstate. “Signing the Allstate Parent-Teen Driving Contract is the first step to making a commitment between parents and teens that they aren’t going to let themselves become a statistic.”

As part of the campaign, Allstate is also conducting contract signings with other prominent parents and their teens in cities across the country, hoping that more parents and teens heed this important call. This is part of Allstate’s tradition of public advocacy aimed at reducing the number of teens killed on America’s roads each year.

“As a company dedicated to reinventing protection and retirement for American families, doing whatever we can to avert the tragedy of losing a child is something we must take on,” Dinges said.

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About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate

Author of New Wall Street Journal Bestseller, “The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide,” Donates All Royalties to Campaign to End Child Homelessness

Jupiter, Fla. (PRWEB) April 22, 2009

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D, president of Weiss Research, Inc. and author of the new Wall Street Journal bestseller, “The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide,” is donating all of his book royalties to the Campaign to End Child Homelessness, sponsored by the National Center on Family Homelessness. Dr. Weiss presented the first donation ($ 100,000) to Dr. Ellen Bassuk, MD, president of the Center and author of America’s Youngest Outcasts, in a ceremony held at Weiss Research’s Florida headquarters on Friday.

“This donation is an integral aspect of our national grassroots campaign to Protect the People — Not the Banks!” commented Dr. Weiss. “We feel the government’s ongoing attempts to bail out failed financial institutions, such as AIG and Citigroup, are counterproductive in more ways than one. The bailouts not only reward high-risk speculation while punishing prudent investing, but they also divert precious resources desperately needed by the most innocent victims of the housing crisis.”

Dr. Bassuk added: “Even before the housing market collapse, one in 50 American children were homeless each year. Today, with millions of Americans losing their homes in foreclosures, there are certainly many more children on the edge of economic survival. We deeply appreciate Dr. Weiss’ generous contribution to our Campaign to End Child Homelessness.”

Dr. Weiss’ book, The Ultimate Depression Survival Guide: Protect Your Savings, Boost Your Income and Grow Wealthy Even in the Worst of Times (Wiley, April 2009, 978-0-470-39377-2, $ 27.95),provides clear, step-by-step instructions to all Americans on:

How to sell your home if you want to, or keep it if you don’t
How to protect your home from further losses
How to find a truly safe bank or insurer
How to build a substantial cash nest egg and keep it absolutely safe
What to do with your 401k, IRA or savings for your child’s education
The telltale signs will tip you off to a bottom in home prices, stocks and bonds
When to lock in safe, high yields on your money for years to come
Where to find the most promising profit opportunities in a recovery

Meanwhile, the Campaign to End Child Homelessness seeks to:

Strengthen local efforts to end child homelessness with direct assistance to states and communities;
Improve program design and service delivery to meet the unique needs of homeless children and their families; and
Increase public awareness of the scope and impact of homelessness on children.

Dr. Bassuk concludes: “Our Campaign to End Child Homelessness and Martin Weiss’ new book share a common theme–by taking action now, we can come through to see a brighter day.”

To purchase the book, consumers can visit http://www.UltimateDepressionSurvivalGuide.com or any national bookseller. Plus, readers and non-readers alike are invited to make charitable donations to the Campaign to End Child Homelessness at http://familyhomelessness.org/?q=node/14 or by calling 617-964-3834.

About Martin D. Weiss

Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D., founder and president of Weiss Research, Inc., is a nationally recognized expert on banking and insurance company solvency. With more than 35 years of experience, Dr. Weiss has helped empower millions of investors to make better financial decisions through his monthly Safe Money Report and daily Money and Markets.

Dr. Weiss, along with Weiss Research analyst Mike Larson, specifically named nearly all of the major institutions that have suffered a financial failure in this crisis. Weiss predicted the demise of Bear Stearns 102 days prior to its failure, Lehman Brothers (182 days prior), Fannie Mae (eight years prior), and Citigroup (110 days prior). Similarly, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) reported that, in the 1990s, Weiss greatly outperformed Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s, A.M. Best and D&P (now Fitch) in warning of future life insurance company failures. (See the Weiss forecast track at http://blogs.moneyandmarkets.com/martin-weiss/the-only-ones-who-warned-ahead-of-time/ and the GAO report at http://archive.gao.gov/t2pbat2/152669.pdf.)

About The National Center on Family Homelessness

The National Center on Family Homelessness, founded in 1988, is the nation’s foremost authority on family homelessness, and the only national organization dedicated solely to helping homeless families. Its Campaign to End Child Homelessness has already generated a strong positive response by the public, the national media, Congress and the White House. The Campaign’s legacy will be that all homeless children will receive the homes, opportunities, and support that they deserve as America’s youngest and most vulnerable citizens. For more information, visit http://www.familyhomelessness.org or http://www.homelesschildrenamerica.org.

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Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOKcolor, The Ultimate Reading Experience


New York, NY (PRWEB) October 26, 2010

First-Ever Readers Tablet with Full-Color Touchscreen and Wireless Access

Enhanced Graphic Books, Magazines, Newspapers

and Interactive Childrens Books

Amazingly Thin and Portable

The Most Social Reading Device Ever Built:

Lend, Borrow and Share with Friends

Pre-Order NOOKcolor for $ 249 at NOOKcolor.com and in Barnes & Noble Stores, Touch the Future of Reading Beginning in November

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the worlds largest bookseller, today announced the launch of NOOKcolor by Barnes & Noble, the ultimate reading experience the first full-color touch Readers Tablet that delivers digital books, magazines, newspapers and childrens books in immersive, gorgeous color, and all in one beautiful, thin and highly portable device.

NOOKcolor is now available for $ 249 for pre-order at http://www.NOOKcolor.com and at Barnes & Noble stores tomorrow, and will begin shipping on or about November 19. Touch the future of reading at a NOOK Boutique or display at your favorite Barnes & Noble bookstore, as well as at Best Buy, Walmart and Books-A-Million starting late November.

The first full-color touch device dedicated to reading everything and built on Android, NOOKcolor opens up a whole new world of digital reading materials of all kinds, in addition to providing access to the largest bookstore with an unprecedented selection of over two million digital titles a single search away. Digital content from bestsellers to favorite magazines in full color, and interactive childrens picture books and enhanced cookbooks has never looked better than on NOOKcolors stunning 7-inch VividView Color Touchscreen.

Building on Barnes & Nobles nearly 40 years of bookselling and publishing expertise, the company quickly became a leader in the digital arena following the introduction of its award-winning, bestselling NOOK devices, popular free software and expansive digital bookstore last year. This newest addition to the NOOK device family was designed for people who love to read every kind of content imaginable and features 8GB of space, plus expandable memory, to store it all. NOOKcolor enables quick and easy shopping and book downloads in seconds over Wi-Fi

Ultimate Option for Microsoft, CompTIA, Cisco, PMI and more Training with the New Learning Savings Pass Presented by NetCom Learning


New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2013

NetCom Learning is offering a new option for organizations that provides a way to stretch training dollars like never before. With a training investment in a Learning Savings Pass of $ 15,000 or more NetCom Learning provides matching funds from 27% of the training investment up to 100% for an investment of $ 150,000 or more. NetCom Learnings purpose is to promote the value of lifelong learning, and the new Learning Saving Pass is one way the company illustrates its commitment to learning.

Companies that invest in training their employees in the latest technologies and software are the organizations that can grow their business and revenue by offering improved customer service, new product offerings and increased employee efficiencies. The Learning Saving Pass from NetCom Learning allows companies to make the training commitment they need in an efficient and cost saving way. When an organization is ready to train their staff with a prepaid Learning Saving Pass, NetCom Learning is there to help the organization get the most possible from their training dollars.

The Learning Saving Pass also comes with the flexibility organizations need in managing their training budget. Employees have up to a year to take training courses under the plan and they can take them in any training format they wish including standard courses, accelerated, Live Online, or in customized training sessions for ten or more students. The plan also includes 24 hour access to NetCom Learnings online client portal and customized tracking and reporting capabilities of employee performance and course scheduling. Rollover protection is available for holders of a Learning Saving Pass once the twelve month time period is up.

Why NetCom Learning?

NetCom Learning is committed to learning and education. The companys purpose is to promote the values of lifelong learning. The Learning Saving Pass is just one way that the organization shows that dedication to the field of education. Another way NetCom Learning fulfills their mission is by providing for a full year of primary education for a child in a disadvantaged country with each paid registration for a course. When training with NetCom Learning individuals are helping to educate children around the world.

Another main reason for choosing NetCom Learning is that the company is one of the most trusted learning organizations in the industry which provides the best options in IT training from Live Online, standard training at NetComs three convenient locations, accelerated training or customized training onsite. NetCom Learnings top notch instructors possess an average of 19 years of experience in providing vendor approved coursework including certification preparation for a variety of vendor certifications. NetCom Learning instructors routinely achieve high ratings from their students with an average instructor evaluation of 8.6 out of nine, one of the highest instructor evaluations in the industry. The high quality of training has resulted in over 1,700 testimonials and a 96% customer satisfaction rate with those customers indicating they would recommend NetCom Learning to others. Recently NetCom Learning earned an NPS score of 65 which is much higher than average. NPS scores are used to gauge customer satisfaction and loyalty, a score of 50 is considered to be excellent.

In NetCom Learnings fifteen years of existence, more than 71,000 individuals have trained with the company learning new skills and advancing their careers. NetComs clients include individuals, and organizations from small, midsize and Fortune 1000 companies, nonprofits and the government.

NetCom Learning is also recognized in the business world as it partners with more than twenty top technology vendors, and is the winner of awards from such organization as the American Business Award, Microsofts Training Partner of the Year, Brandon Hall Award and Incs list of 5000 companies.

Learning Saving Pass Terms and Conditions

Certain restrictions apply to the Learning Saving Pass program such as the program applies to new registrations only and courses must be completed within one year of purchase date. Full payment is due at the time of registration and the offer cannot be combined with other savings programs or promotions. The program includes books and training for courseware, but exam vouchers, travel and location amenities must be purchased separately.

Upcoming IT Training events include:

June 3 | MCSA: SQL Server 2012

June 3 | MCTS and MCITP: Windows 7 Configuration and Desktop Support Technician

June 10 | MCTS and MCITP: Exchange Server 2010 – Boot Camp

June 10 | Programming in C# with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

June 24 | Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2011 – Accelerated

June 24 | MCSE: SharePoint

June 24 | Project Management Professional: PMP Certification

To learn more about NetCom Learning or to sign up for NetCom Learning courses visit http://www.netcomlearning.com/education/learning-saving-pass.phtml?advid=412. Contact us also at info(at)netcomlearning(dot)com or 888-563-8266.

About NetCom Learning

NetCom Learning is an innovative leader in IT, business and executive training to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named thrice to Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2012 Top 20 IT Training Company by TrainingIndustry.com and was named “Company of the Year” by the American Business Awards.

The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.







The Ultimate Guide to California Child Abuse Central Index Grievance Hearings


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013

CACI lawyer Tate Lounsbery just released his ebook, Win Your Child Abuse Central Index Grievance Hearing, which can be downloaded for free. More ebooks are forthcoming. This ebook gives step-by-step instructions on how to get someones name off the California Department of Justice Child Abuse Central Index.

Attorney Lounsbery explains the purpose for the hearing and describes the format in which the hearing will take place. In essence, his ebook gives a lay of the land so that anyone with an upcoming hearing can picture it all in his or her head and have a feel for how the hearing is going to proceed. Lounsberys ebook addresses what a countys case will consist of and offers tips related to the rules of evidence for those individuals who will handle the hearing without the professional assistance of a qualified lawyer. CACI lawyer Lounsbery also goes through an in depth analysis of the type of evidence that should be presented at the hearing, who should testify, and what arguments can be made to maximize ones chance at winning the CACI Grievance Hearing.

Attorney Lounsberys ebook is written to help anyone who just learned their name was placed on the Child Abuse Central Index. It teaches them how to get their name off the list and regain their reputation and good name. Win Your Child Abuse Central Index is the definitive guide that explains how to represent oneself in a CACI hearing.