Cranberry Resort Makes Corporate and Small Business Events Affordable


Released on: September 30, 2008, 8:29 am

Press Release Author: Creative Bube Tube – Advertising and Production Company

Industry: Human Resources

Press Release Summary: Cranberry Resort offers a wide range of affordable corporate and small business events starting as low as $29.90 per person.

Press Release Body:Treat your employees to a holiday party they’ll never forget at Cranberry Resort

Book your next holiday party for an affordable price at beautiful Cranberry Resort

in Collingwood. Cranberry Resort offers various deals for the holiday season including buffet style or plated dinner parties, and two charming locations to choose from.

Enjoy your very own corporate party at either Bear Estate in the well-appointed William Watts Ball Room, or at the lovely Atoka House, set against the panoramic backdrop of Blue Mountain. For the low price of $34.95, you’ll enjoy a specialty catered dinner, free hors d’oeuvres, fruit punch, late night coffee and delicious Christmas cookies. Cranberry Resort will also be offering the chance for someone at the party to win a grand prize of a one week vacation at Cranberry Resort.

If a corporate party isn’t what you’re looking for, Small Businesses from all over Ontario have the chance to come together. There is a special evening available which caters to small businesses, with something for every industry of every kind. You will also have the chance to win a grand prize of a one week vacation at Cranberry Resort at this event as well. The Small Business Christmas party is to be held on Friday November 28th, and Saturday December 6th. You’ll enjoy a delicious Turkey and Roast Beef Dinner Buffet, and then boogie on the dance floor to the beat of Soundscapes d.j. If you book by October 6th, you’ll receive a discounted rate of only $29.95 per person for the evening and only $89.95 for the Accommodation Rate. A fantastic price for a fantastic night!

For more information e-mail or give them a call at (705) 445-6600 X 253.###
Cranberry Resort, set against the panoramic backdrop of Blue Mountain and the beautiful waters of Georgian Bay, is a world-renowned, 750 acre year-round vacation destination.


At the Cranberry Resort, a Gold Medalist in Canada’s Golf Ranking Magazine of the top golf resorts in Canada, you can experience an expansive 18-hole golf

course, full-service marina, fine dining, a luxurious spa and a wide range of outdoor and indoor fun the whole family can take part in. Cranberry Resort is a 4-season vacation paradise!


Web Site:

19 Keith Avenue, Hwy 26 West
Collingwood, ON L9Y 4T9
Reservations 1-800-465-9077
Phone (705) 445-6600
Fax (705) 446-0270

Sierra Solutions: PRICE OF A SUNSET Pilot Carbon Credit Program Underway

Released on: September 30, 2008, 8:23 am

Press Release Author: Velocity7

Industry: Environment

Press Release Summary: The Sierra Business Council created the Sierra Nevada Carbon Cooperative in 2008 with start-up funding through a Sierra Nevada Conservancy grant. The SNCC is actively engaged in the first pilot project based on avoided deforestation—carbon credits for preventing the planned residential and golf course development.

The Waddle Ranch project in Martis Valley will be registered and verified this month with the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR). Based on the inventory of the carbon pools on the forest and a calculation of the baseline, CCAR serializes each ton of carbon registered. These can be permanently retired once purchased or held in the project’s account. The SNCC acts as a liaison, connecting buyers of carbon offsets, landowners, and CCAR, to develop, register, and market these forest carbon offsets. Funds are returned to land owners, allowing owners to finance the conservation and ongoing stewardship of their land.

Press Release Body: The Sierra Nevada Carbon Cooperative (SNCC) can’t tell you the price for watching the Alpenglow sunset over Waddle Ranch, but they can tell you the price for carbon offsets created by preserving this 1,500 acre property. As fine a vision as open spaces in the setting sun may be, the bigger benefit here is the potential for a model that finances forest conservation.

The Sierra Business Council created the Sierra Nevada Carbon Cooperative in 2008 with start-up funding through a Sierra Nevada Conservancy grant. The SNCC is actively engaged in the first pilot project based on avoided deforestation—carbon credits for preventing the planned residential and golf course development.

The Waddle Ranch project in Martis Valley will be registered and verified this month with the California Climate Action Registry (CCAR). Based on the inventory of the carbon pools on the forest and a calculation of the baseline, CCAR serializes each ton of carbon registered. These can be permanently retired once purchased or held in the project’s account. The SNCC acts as a liaison, connecting buyers of carbon offsets, landowners, and CCAR, to develop, register, and market these forest carbon offsets. Funds are returned to land owners, allowing owners to finance the conservation and ongoing stewardship of their land.

The Sierra Nevada region is a prime location for carbon offset projects. SNCC forest projects are certified under the highest standards, ensuring multiple co-benefits, such as protecting California’s upper watershed lands, maintaining wildlife habitat, and fostering a new green economy in a region with a long history of resource extraction.

“We’re examining how to maintain the Sierra Nevada as a carbon sink rather than a carbon source in order to draw more [carbon] out of the atmosphere than we are emitting. The Sierra Nevada will be a model and we must begin examining alternative forest management methods if we want to mitigate and plan for climate change in the state of California.” Betony Jones, Sierra Business Council

Come hear SNCC program director Betony Jones discuss this project, and other important carbon impact reduction programs from the Environmental Defense Fund and The Nature Conservancy at the Sierra Solutions conference.

Web Site:

Contact Details: ABOUT THE CONFERENCE: SIERRA SOLUTIONS—Tools for Sustainable Communities, Economies and the Environment
October 3-4, 2008
Mammoth Resort Conference Center
Mammoth Lakes, CA

Hosted by The Sierra Business Council and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, SIERRA SOLUTIONS highlights leading sustainability speakers.

More on Sierra Nevada Carbon Credits

Media: Pamela Biery, 530.470.9292
Conference: Nikki Streegan, 530.582.4800
Details on Sierra Nevada Carbon Cooperative, Betony Jones, 530.582.4800 Releases 2008 “Letters from Santa Claus” affiliate program

Released on: September 30, 2008, 8:15 am

Press Release Author:

Industry: Marketing

Press Release Summary: Founders Dale Gruber and wife Carey Gruber, of have announced their 2008 “Letter From Santa Claus” Super Affiliate Program. Our mission: “Give children and parents an unforgettable Christmas memory”.

Press Release Body: It all started after a really bad experience we had when we ordered a letter from Santa Claus for our 7 year old son Chase. We call it the Santa letter that ruined Christmas. Our son’s Santa Letter arrived and it had Chase’s name and address on it, however when he opened the letter, it had the name and address of another little boy.

To make matters worse it was simply a cookie cutter letter from Santa Claus, nothing like they advertised and nothing like we were expecting. It was very unprofessional and just looked horrible. Chase was visibly upset.

So, a couple weeks before Christmas Carey and I decided to create our version of a true to life, magical Personalized letter from Santa Claus. As we started working on it something magical seemed to happen. Right before our eyes our Santa Letter started to take on a life of its own. By the time we had finished it wound up being more of a package…a “Package from Santa.”

We sent one out to Chase but we also sent one out to the little boy that may have gotten ours in the mix up. It included a personalized letter from Santa Claus – Saint Nick himself – as well as several other fun Christmas items, all with a North Pole return address (we really had to fool Chase this time).

10 days before Christmas we got a Fed Ex letter from the parent (a kindergarten teacher) describing her son’s excitement. She thanked us repeatedly and to our surprise – in the letter were the names and addresses of 4 other children AND… a check for $100.00!

After a phone call to the parents, they had 12 more parents who wanted our letters from Santa package. They faxed us their names and addresses that night and offered to send us a check. This was the start of By Christmas we had delivered 48 Santa Claus Letters. From there things just snowballed.

Our successful launch of was all about delivering value to the children and parents as well as delivering value that would have nothing to do with cost.

The cookie cutter letter Chase had originally received proved many companies were simply looking at costs verses creating value.

In 2007, we delivered not only a large volume of letters from Santa Claus, but our Package from Santa expanded with our Custom Letter from Rudolph, our Personalized Custom Nice List Certificate and a Glossy 8 X 10 autographed photo of Santa Claus himself… and much more. has become a strong brand, founded on and by, creating true value verses perceived value. We continue to innovate and look for insights, to be proactive, to focus on a few Big Ideas and to stay positively connected with what meets parent’s expectations.

View our Super Affiliate program here. Personalized Santa letters allows anybody, anywhere, to make above average commission checks just by spreading the word about With true residual income potential, many websites and businesses will earn upwards of 25% from each sale they generate through

The fact that is constantly adding top quality, custom items to their product line, ensures affiliates can earn commission checks for many, many years to come.

The Super Affiliate Program is a remarkable program, a win-win situation. It allows average everyday people to benefit from our branded growth, while passing on the magic of Santa Claus to thousands of children.

Quality is economy, and too many companies are looking for cost savings instead of trying to create value for strong branding. In the real world, the only way for Brands to survive is by delivering value. Our Super Affiliate Program delivers that and more.

It’s all about satisfied customers, like Rhiana McCarty, (a customer) from Herriman, Utah, who emphatically boasts:

“My daughter was so excited to see the great big red shiny package from Santa. She opened it and was amazed at how much he knew in his letter about her. She bragged about it for weeks about how she was on the Nice List and how she had a certificate to prove it. Her favorite was the letter from Rudolph and his funny signature (his foot print). We had a great experience and will order for years to come and for my grandchildren too!”

It’s all about trust, starting with the Search Engines and our strong web presence, quality is economy and we have achieved our branding on consumer trust. Enjoy the benefits of our Super Affiliate Program at the same level these children enjoy the magical moments of a quality letter from Santa Claus.

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Contact Details:
54732 Shelby Rd
Suite 345
Shelby Township, MI 48316

H Samuel launches new Giles Deacon Evoke Collection

Released on: September 30, 2008, 8:10 am

Press Release Author: H Samuel

Industry: Retail

Press Release Summary: H.Samuel has launched a brand new range of Evoke jewellery designed by leading fashion designer, Giles Deacon this September

Press Release Body: H.Samuel has launched a brand new collection designed by award-winning British fashion designer Giles Deacon for the Evoke range of jewellery. This is his first ever high street jewellery collection and includes nine stunning pieces that are exclusive to H.Samuel. All of the fabulous rings, pendants and earrings in the Giles Deacon Evoke collection feature Swarovski crystals for an extra dash of glamour.

The exclusive selection includes stud earrings, pendants and bracelets with white and black crystal balls, a selection of stylish caged hearts, plus the safety pin design which includes a necklace and brooch. The collection is both fun and fashionable.

The inspiration behind the designer jewellery range encapsulates three different themes. Giles explained: “The first is based on the play of optical black and white – I love the graphic simplicity and strong impact. The second range is based on the solar planet system, small stellar constellations cluster in rings, necklaces and earrings. The third is motif based with skulls with heart-eyes, ring pulls, cherry skulls and safety pins giving an edgy, playful feel.”

He went on to say, Jewellery is becoming so much more important in fashion… I think the woman who will wear the collection is fashion conscious with a sense of humour and loves to accessorise her outfits”.

Giles Deacon is one of the most successful and celebrated British fashion designers. He graduated fromCentral Saint Martins in London in the early 1990s, went on to design for Jean Charles De Castelbajac, Louis Vuitton and Ralph Lauren amongst others and was named British Designer of the Year 2007. His celebrity clients have included Kylie Minogue and Kate Moss.

He summed up the attitude captured in his designs,“Hopefully, if you saw someone wearing one of our frocks you’d think she looks quite interesting to have a chat with and say hello to. They’re a bit ‘We’re on, we’re out, we mean business'”. The same applies to his jewellery.

About H.Samuel:
H.Samuel is the nation’s favourite High Street Jeweller with over 350 stores and a retail website Featuring a stunning range of jewellery, H.Samuel also features an incredible range of branded watches (including DKNY, Fossil and Policewatches, along with collectibles and gifts for all occasions, offering something for every taste and style. H.Samuel is part of the Signet Group, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

Web Site:

Contact Details: Tim Lundberg
Signet Trading ltd
Imperial Place
3 Maxwell Road
0208 207 8312

The Harley Medical Group reveals Newcastle is top of the ops

Released on: September 29, 2008, 9:30 am

Press Release Author: Harley Medical Group

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: The Harley Medical Group announce postcodes predict UK surgery preferences

Press Release Body: Following a data crunch of 400,000 postcodes of cosmetic surgery patients, The Harley Medical Group, the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery company, has revealed the UK’s cosmetic surgical capital. Newcastle has been officially announced the top of the ops of the UK – with more cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments per capita than any other UK city.

Unsurprisingly, London came in second place with looks conscious Essex folk from Chelmsford coming in third place in the UK’s Cosmetic Surgery Postcode Charts, produced by The Harley Medical Group.

Other cosmetic surgery hot spots were Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff and Manchester. Top procedures for each cosmetic surgery postcode were also identified with Breast Augmentation popular in Bristol as well as Newcastle, while London claimed the title of Botox Capital of The UK.

Liz Dale, Director at The Harley Medical Group said: “We started the data crunch in order to identify the best locations to open our next five clinics and the data team started to see very strong cosmetic surgery postcode trends appear – with patients happily travelling up to three hours to their nearest clinic. Postcodes can now been seen as a clear indicator as to how likely someone is to have cosmetic surgery, and even where there is an increased likelihood towards certain procedures.”

The results also revealed the further North a patient lives, the bigger the cup size, as patients in Newcastle, Manchester and Leeds, as well as Cardiff and Bristol on average 47% more likely to have a Breast Augmentation than any other region. London is officially The Botox Capital, with Londoners 71% more likely to opt for the wrinkle removing jab and the City clinic using 200% more vials of the Botox toxin than any other clinic. In the south coast town of Brighton, non surgical Laser Hair Removal is the order of the day especially amongst the clinic’s male patients, who account for 43% of the treatments.

In Birmingham and Bristol more tonnes of fat are removed by Liposuction than the rest of the country. Brummies are also 60% more likely to opt for the eyebag removal op – Bletharoplasty. The Irish are losing inches thanks to tummy tucks and breast reduction surgeries with residents in Belfast being 35% and 72% respectively more likely to have these ops than any other region. Those living in Nottingham are 52% more likely to go under the knife for the perfect nose.

Chester residents, home to many WAGs, are most likely to opt for top to toe packages. They’re 38% more likely to have a Face Lift. They also buy two thirds more packages of non surgical treatments including the Y-lift – a combination of Botox and Fillers – an alternative to a Face Lift.

Newcastle Clinic manager, Anne Newby added: “We’ve seen patient numbers increase by 27% since last year as the demand across both surgical and non surgical treatments increases. Whilst

Breast Augmentation is the most popular op, patients, aren’t necessarily increasing cup size dramatically – a C cup is the norm.”

– Ends –

Notes to Editor:

Data does not include Scotland

About The Harley Medical Group
The Harley Medical Group is the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, performing more procedures and with more clinics than any other cosmetic surgery provider. Established for over 25 years, The Harley Medical Group is one of the most highly-regarded Cosmetic Surgery Groups operating in the UK, conducting over 400,000 procedures to date.

All of The Harley Medical Group’s clinics are registered with the Healthcare Commission. There are now 23 clinics in the UK and Ireland: London (Harley Street, Wimbledon, The City, Chiswick, Finchley & Watford), Marlow, Birmingham, Leeds, Brighton, Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, Chester, Nottingham, Southampton, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Dublin, Northampton, Cambridge, Maidstone and Belfast.

Web Site:

Contact Details: The Harley Medical Group PR Contact:
Michelle Lowery
Rain Communications UK
2 Greycoat Place
020 7222 4345

RMS Networks Inc. and World Capital Markets Inc. Form New Financial Services and Digital Media Company

Released on: September 29, 2008, 9:29 am

Press Release Author: Dawn Rahicki/RMS Networks

Industry: Financial

Press Release Summary: Boston, MA and Fort Lauderdale, FL – September 29, 2008 – RMS Networks (RMS) and World Capital Markets (WCM) today announced the formation of a new company for strategic advertising, promotion, research and technology.

New company’s mission is to serve the needs of private companies that want to go public, raise capital, or present themselves more effectively to interested parties

WCM is now RMS Networks exclusive representative to license rVue® — RMS’ proprietary digital content and advertising platform

Press Release Body: RMS is the leading Internet-based, digital media and marketing agency that develops, manages and delivers the most relevant video advertising segments to millions of consumers daily. RMS has served the nation’s most respected and recognizable brands, including AutoNation, Blockbuster, Subway, Accenture and Advance Auto Parts.

WCM is the premier resource for private companies that want to go public, raise capital, or present themselves more effectively to interested parties

The new company being formed by RMS and WCM will promote effective capital raising techniques through rich advertising, metrics, non-traditional advertising outlets and Internet-based social networks. The name of this new entity will be announced in the near future.

Clients of the new company will gain market visibility designed to secure private investments or to take their company public through an initial public offering or reverse merger by targeting strategic audiences through addressable marketing services and campaigns. RMS President and Founder, Jason M. Kates, said: “The RMS platform offers an extremely powerful tool for these companies, one that is especially timely given the current state of the financial markets. Teaming with WCM will bring the power of digital media and targeted social investing to our clients, thereby enhancing the reach and impact of their marketing and investor relations efforts.”

About RMS Networks Inc.
RMS is the leading internet-based, digital media and marketing agency that develops, manages and delivers the most relevant video advertising segments to millions of consumers daily. Through rVue®, RMS’ proprietary addressable advertising technology, high-traffic venues and consumers can access HD video content, create playlists and dramatically enhance the shopping experience. From its headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, FL., RMS has served the nation’s most respected and recognizable brands including AutoNation, Blockbuster, Subway, Accenture and Advance Auto Parts – all with a simple proposition: Where ROI meets awareness. That’s RMS. Learn more

About World Capital Markets, Inc.
WCM is the premier resource for private companies that want to go public, raise capital, or present themselves more effectively to interested parties. WCM’s program combines an ever-expanding Internet social network dedicated to investments, acquisitions, divestitures and financings with world-class support for our clients’ capital-raising programs. WCM’s value-added services include experienced consulting, cutting-edge media technology, expert public relations, legal and audit resources – a comprehensive program unique in the industry. WCM is dedicated to creating a community of people who make key investment decisions and then present our client companies to them in a way that is both compelling and persuasive.

WCM’s Chairman and CEO, Richard J. Sullivan, is an entrepreneurial pioneer. He served as Chairman and CEO of Applied Digital Solutions, where he executed a technology rollup involving 42 acquisitions that succeeded in increasing the company’s share price from $2.50 to a peak of $18 per share. During Sullivan’s decade-long tenure as Chairman and CEO, Applied Digital was one of the highest volume traded stocks on NASDAQ. Sullivan also served as Chairman and CEO of Digital Angel Corporation and led the effort to spin off VeriChip Corporation. In 1970, he was a founding member of the management team of Manufacturing Data Systems, Inc., which listed at $7.50 per share and was sold to Schlumberger N.V. in 1980 at $65 per share.

WCM’s Chairman and CEO, Richard J. Sullivan, commented: “We’re extremely pleased to join forces with RMS. Working together, we’ll be able to accelerate investment and growth opportunities for a wide range of financially solid private and public companies. Our approach builds on the successful growth strategies we have executed in the past. RMS’ innovative digital capabilities and cutting-edge technologies will be of enormous benefit to our clients.”

The new company will have a strategic relationship with Accretive Exit Capital Partners, Boston, MA, and West Palm Beach, Fl.,, a liquidity producing secondary investment firm, whose investment strategy targets a diversified pool of late-stage growth companies from vintage 1999-2003 buyout funds. The two companies will explore innovative ways to expand the new company in the future.

Regarding the licensing of rVue®, WCM and RMS have signed a definitive agreement to offer the platform on a worldwide, exclusive basis. rVue® is RMS’ proprietary digital content and advertising platform that connects advertising agencies with digital destinations such as digital signage, mobile and web outlets.

Web Site:

Contact Details:

Media Contact
Matthew Cossolotto
Ovations International, Inc.
RMS Media Contact
Dawn Rahicki
RMS Networks, Inc.

Dubai International Capital appoints David Smoot as Managing Director of Private Equity

Released on: September 29, 2008, 9:13 am

Press Release Author: Dubai International Capital

Industry: Financial

Press Release Summary: Dubai International Capital (DIC) has appointed David Smoot, a co-founding partner of Morgan Stanley Private Equity, as Managing Director of DIC private equity

Press Release Body: Dubai International Capital LLC, the international investment arm of Dubai Holding, announced that it has appointed David Smoot as Managing Director of Private Equity. David will be based in Dubai and report to Sylvain Denis, Chief Executive Officer of DIC Private Equity.

David, aged 38, joins Dubai International Capital from Morgan Stanley Private Equity, where he was a member of the investment committee who led portfolio investments and helped to build a 35-person team located in New York and London. Key transactions include the acquisition of Tops Markets from Royal Ahold and the firm’s co-investment with JLL Partners in the acquisition of McKechnie Aerospace.

David has a 14-year track record in investment banking and private equity, of which 11 years were spent with Morgan Stanley. Before co founding the Private Equity Group he was Managing Director of Financial Sponsors at Morgan Stanley, where he advised clients including Bain Capital, Blackstone, First Reserve and Warburg Pincus on M&A, IPOs, debt and equity financings. Before joining Morgan Stanley, David spent three years at Salomon Brothers where he specialised in energy and chemicals investment banking.

Sylvain Denis, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai International Capital Private Equitysaid, “David has exceptional experience and relationships in the private equity field as well as expertise in building a best-in- class team. I look forward to working with him on the development of our growth strategy for DIC’s business in North America.”

David Smoot, Managing Director, DIC Private Equity commented, “Since its launch in 2004, DIC has made outstanding progress in building a profitable business that manages combined assets in excess of $12 billion. DIC’s Private Equity division has established a strong reputation as a specialist in European secondary buyouts and I look forward to working with Sylvain to expand the portfolio in North America.”

David Smoot’s appointment as the managing director of DIC private equity comes shortly after DIC and its CEO, Sameer Al Ansari, was named MENA Private Equity Firm of the Year in the 6th annual Awards for Excellence in Private Equity Europe 2008, organised by Dow Jones Private Equity News.

About Dubai International Capital:
Established in 2004, DIC is an international investment company focused on both private equity and public equity, with its current CEO being Sameer Al Ansari. A wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Holding, DIC manages an international portfolio of diverse assets that provide its stakeholders with value growth, diversification, and strategic investments. Assets under management total over US$12 billion.

Web Site:

Contact Details: Dubai International Capital LLC PR contact:
Mark Lunn
PO Box 72888
Dubai International Financial Centre
United Arab Emirates
Tel: (+971-4) 362 1888
Mob : +971 50 156 6737

Transform Your Life Step By Step With The ’90 DAY CHARGE’!

Released on: September 29, 2008, 9:08 am

Press Release Author: James Lee Valentine / Empowered Millionaire Success Systems

Industry: Internet & Online

Press Release Summary: The Empowered Millionaire Institute has launched the ’90 DAY CHARGE’ to help people create dramatic and lasting change in their lives. It is the brainchild of internationally published author and wealth guru James Lee Valentine. This is a powerful financial mastery and personal empowerment online program. People are already trumpeting it as the ultimate financial empowerment course.

Press Release Body: Are you an eternal optimist? Do you write your New Year’s Resolutions every year and wish for more money? Wish you could lose some extra weight? Wish you could meet your soul mate? Wish your bills would disappear? Wish you weren’t so darned busy all the time?

Then six to nine months later, find yourself in the same position — or worse?

Can you believe that it’s almost 2009 already? Soon we’ll have Halloween, then Thanksgiving, then Christmas, and all too quickly it will be “Happy New Year” all over again! Then you’ll be making those annual New Year’s Resolutions just as you did before.

Will you greet the New Year another year older, another year wiser, another year healthier, another year wealthier? I don’t think this is true for the vast majority of people that set their goals like clockwork each January 1st. Will it be true for you?

So… have YOU yet accomplished what you set out to achieve this year? And what about last year and the year before that?

Imagine, just for a minute…

It’s 90 days from now… and your major objectives for this year have been achieved. Does this sound crazy, or impossible, or just not true for you? Then keep reading.

The ’90 DAY CHARGE’ will give you the boost to create the results you are looking for.

You have just ninety days left from October 1st to make a comeback and achieve what you set out to accomplish this year. Progress during the final quarter of 2008 could set you up for a massive breakthrough in personal attainment for the new year ahead.

All the recent talk of “secrets” and the “law of attraction” is wonderful, and I am a firm believer in their powers, but the missing key to success — the major driving force, the most important ingredient — is TAKE ACTION TODAY!

This is why we want to help you “charge” full-speed toward the manifestation of your new, brighter, more successful lifestyle with your own compelling personal objectives that ignite your fires of desire and keep them burning strong, every day.

At this ’90 DAY CHARGE’ you will go through a process consisting of three easy keys that will instill within you the abundant energy, the empowering mindset and the sheer determination that will lead to the life transformation you earnestly desire and so deserve.

The ’90 DAY CHARGE’ begins October 1st… and it is totally free for the entire 90 days!

Visit this website for full details:

Web Site:

Contact Details: Posted by: James Lee Valentine Developer of Empowered Millionaire
Success Systems
Address: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK14 6JJ, United Kingdom
Tel: 00 63 929 200 2222

Take11 Launches Online Cataloging of Videos and DVDs

Released on: September 29, 2008, 9:00 am

Press Release Author: Jim Haile/

Industry: Small Business

Press Release Summary: New website now provides a web service for online cataloging of videos and dvds

Press Release Body: (CENTRAL, SC, 29 Sep 2008) — Every technology has limitations and drawbacks. In the case of home entertainment systems, a drawback is the need to organize and manage a collection of videos and dvds. Even when many videos are borrowed, rather than owned, we’d like to be able to track what we’ve seen, make a wish list, assign our own ratings, and create notes about particular movies. Ever stand in a video store with dvd in hand and wonder whether you already own that particular title?

The solution is a system for cataloging—but the system must be easy to use; that is, it must take advantage of what we already know. Software developers Mitch and Jim Haileare creating such a system—a web site called where users can catalog their video collections.

Take11 is a web service: there is no software to buy, download, or update. Anyone who can use a web browser can use Take11. If you have a web-enabled mobile phone, you can access Take11 remotely, such as from your local dvd store. To add to your collection, you input just three or four key terms, and Take11 will fill in many details: actors, director, studio, running time—even a cover image. You can then add your own tags, comments, and ratings. As the number of Take11 users grows, so will its database, and this will allow users to explore other collections and search for little known gems from the film industry.

Take11 has just been released for public beta-testing: the developers need users who will explore the site, test features, and give constructive feedback. Anyone who regularly watches videos at home should give Take11 a look.

About the Developers
Mitch Haile earned a degree in computer science from The College of Wooster. He has been employed by Motorola and several Silicon Valley startups. Currently he is a freelance software engineer based in Boston.

Jim Haile earned an engineering degree from Vanderbilt and a PhD in engineering from the University of Florida. He has twenty-four years experience teaching science, engineering, and computer programming. Currently he resides in upstate South Carolina, where he is a freelance technical writer, editor, and web developer.

Web Site:

Contact Details: Jim Haile
217 Todds Creek Road
Central, SC 29630

LV reports renters money at risk as landlords fail to join tenancy deposit scheme

Released on: September 29, 2008, 8:57 am

Press Release Author: Emma Holyer

Industry: Financial

Press Release Summary: LV= research reveals £4 billion of renters money may be at risk as landlords fail to sign up to government’s tenancy deposit scheme

Press Release Body: New LV= research has revealed that thousands of landlords have failed to join a tenancy deposit protection scheme, leaving up to £4 billion of renters’ deposits at risk.

The findings, from home insurer LV, reveal that 29% of renters who have moved in the last 12 months are not part of a tenancy deposit protection (TDP) scheme. Despite this being a legal requirement for landlords to ensure tenants’ deposits are protected by the Government approved scheme.

Introduced in April 2007, the TDP scheme was set up to ensure that tenants’ deposits are not wrongly withheld at the end of a tenancy. The LV= research found that 48% of current renters are unaware that such a scheme exists, and a further 24% said they had heard of the scheme but didn’t know any details of it.

All rental properties where a deposit has been taken since April 2007 are legally covered by the scheme, yet among private renters just 27% said their landlord is signed up. This means thousands of tenants could be at risk of having problems recovering their deposit, with over 77% of renters stating they had previously had some or all of their deposit money unreasonably withheld. The average deposit taken by landlords in the last 12 months is £670, so the potential loss is considerable.

To counter this 13% of private renters surveyed said they had refused to pay rent towards the end of their contract, because they expected problems to arise with the return of their deposit.

Under the TDP scheme, landlords must sign up with one of two schemes run by three Government approved financial companies. In the ‘custodial scheme’, the landlord pays the deposit to the scheme for safekeeping, and in the event of a dispute independent adjudication will decide who receives the deposit money.

In the ‘insurance scheme’ the landlord retains the deposit and pays a premium to an insurer, who will return the money to the tenant if the landlord does not comply with the adjudicated outcome of any dispute. With both schemes, landlords have 14 days from the date the deposit is taken to inform their tenant of the scheme details.

The LV= survey also revealed that 40% of people living in private rented accommodation don’t have any home contents insurance in place, despite the fact that rented properties are more prone to being burgled. Also, of those that do have home insurance, only 10% have a policy that includes a legal advice helpline, which could be used in the event of a dispute with a landlord.

John O’Roarke, Managing Director of LV= home insurance, said: “This research highlights the need for the Government to raise the profile of this legislation and for it to be more strictly enforced, to protect both renters and landlords, as awareness is currently very low. Although the majority of private landlords are undoubtedly honest, our research shows that many tenants have experienced problems getting their deposit money back in the past, and are worried this could happen again.

“The average deposit is over £500, which is a significant amount of money, so renters need to make sure they know their rights. Renters should also always ensure they havehome contents insurance in place, as not only are they more likely to be burgled than home owners but some polices will include a legal advice helpline, which could be used in the event of a contractual dispute.”

Notes to Editors
The research was carried out on behalf of LV= by YouGov. A nationally representative sample of 1193 private renters were questioned online between 22nd to 25th July 2008. Results were weighted to be representative of the UK adult population. YouGov is a member of the British Polling Council.

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