Jumeirah checks in to Glasgow

Released on: November 5, 2008, 5:11 am

Press Release Author: Jumeirah

Industry: Consumer Services

Press Release Summary: Jumeirah Group has signed a deal with Progress Property Developments for the first international luxury business hotel in Scotland.

Press Release Body: Jumeirah, the Dubai based luxury hotel group and operator of the world famous Burj Al Arab, unveils plans to operate a five star super deluxe hotel in Glasgow, Scotland. This was announced by Charles Price, CEO of Progress Property Developments (PPD) and Guy Crawford, CEO of Jumeirah Group, at a signing ceremony held in Glasgow.

Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel, Jumeirah‘s fifth hotel to be signed in Europe, is scheduled to open in 2011. Conveniently situated in Glasgow’s International Financial Services District, with close proximity to the high end shopping district, the 25 storey hotel, designed by Ian Simpson Architects, will be one of the United Kingdom’s most luxurious hotels, providing the award winning levels of service and facilities associated with the Jumeirah brand worldwide.

Guests will enjoy a range of leisure facilities which include an impressive infinity pool, Jumeirah’s signature Talise Wellness spa, gym, rooftop cocktail lounge and several restaurants and bars. Extensive business and conference amenities will be supplemented by a 630 seat ballroom and a dedicated club lounge.

The Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel will comprise of 160 luxurious guest rooms and suites and 85 Jumeirah Living serviced apartments to cater for guests planning an extended visit.

Councillor Steven Purcell, leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “This announcement is a resounding vote of confidence in Glasgow and its future ambitions, made all the sweeter by the fact that Jumeirah does not operate anywhere else in the United Kingdom outside London.”

Charles Price commented: “We are very pleased to have Jumeirah join us as a partner in this exciting development. We have already worked closely with Jumeirah over the last few months on the details of our proposed development and we are confident that their involvement will help further ensure the success of this exciting project.”

Guy Crawford, Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah Group reinforced the sentiment:“We are delighted to announce this exciting development for Jumeirah in the city of Glasgow. Located in the heart of such a dynamic city, Jumeirah Glasgow Hotel will be the perfect addition to our portfolio, in line with Jumeirah’s promise to ‘Stay Different’.”

About Jumeirah:
Jumeirah properties are regarded as among the most luxurious and innovative in the world and have won numerous international travel and tourism awards. The fast growing Dubai based luxury international hospitality group encompasses the world renowned Burj Al Arab, the world’s most luxurious hotel, the multi-award winning Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Madinat Jumeirah and Jumeirah Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa in Dubai, the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and the Jumeirah Essex House Hotel in New York.

Web Site: http://www.jumeirah.com

Contact Details: PR Contact:
Genevieve Picard
Corporate Communications Manager
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
PO Box 214159
Dubai
United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 364 7947
Fax: +971 4 301 6655
www.jumeirah.com

Corporate Trendsetters… Where Professional Development Meets Giving Back to the Community

Released on: November 5, 2008, 5:06 am

Press Release Author: Corporate Trendsetters

Industry: Education

Press Release Summary: People smarts can make or break productivity. Utilize Corporate Training that pays off. “People Smarts” is critical for the success of our future Leaders!

Press Release Body: Picture this. The corporate culture is “Do more with less.” You are overwhelmed due to the additional workload. Morale is down. You receive an invitation to yet another team building program, and you think, “I know how to collaborate. I have too much work to attend another team building event.” Your boss notes in the invitation, “We need to work better together. Synergy drives results.” You arrive at the team building event, known as “bicycle building.” Everyone breaks into groups and collaborates to build 10 bicycles. You realize the advantage of interacting with your colleagues in a relaxed environment, a much needed break from the daily grind. Then just as the program is wrapping up, 10 less fortunate children from the community come running in, to receive their first bicycles ever. At first you could hear a pin drop. Then everyone cheered. Some even had a tear in their eye. All of a sudden, the whole meaning of team building changed from “Yeah, I know how to collaborate” to “WOW… We really made a difference in these children’s lives.” At the same time, the Executives collaborated for a more productive work environment.

Feeling part of a bigger purpose is one of the secrets to Employee engagement. Participants were pleased to see the “fruits of their labor” and see the big picture as a whole. If Employees are continually shown the big picture/purpose of their workload, they feel appreciated, engaged, and loyal. The 2007 Global Workforce Study found that 1 in 5 workers today is engaged, so how do we educate tomorrow’s leaders to increase these engagement levels? Most Leaders’ #1 priority is results. Have they tried implementing a balanced approach of results and people? Now more than ever, having “People Smarts” is critical for the success of our future Leaders.

To sign up for a team building workshop, please call 1-866-923-4692, or peruse one of the 50 professional development course descriptions at www.corporatetrendsetters.com.

Web Site: http://www.corporatetrendsetters.com

Contact Details: Corporate Trend Setters
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New York, NY 10023

1-866-923-4692 ex 200

Kerrie Espuga
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John McCain’s Rolex Air King vs. Barack Obama’s Tag Heuer: Who will Win Today?

Released on: November 5, 2008, 4:56 am

Press Release Author: MJ Rolex Watch Blog

Industry: Apparel & Fashion

Press Release Summary: Los Angeles, CA-John McCain wears a Rolex Air King while Barack Obama wears a Tag Heuer Carrera. Does John McCain wear his Rolex Oyster Perpetual just to seem like he is the President for the masses? Is a Tag Heuer really the proper watch for Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, the man of the people, the law professor and community organizer?

Press Release Body: Los Angeles, CA-John McCain wears a Rolex Air King while Barack Obama wears a Tag Heuer Carrera. Does John McCain wear his Rolex Oyster Perpetual just to seem like he is the President for the masses? Is a Tag Heuer really the proper watch for Presidential hopeful Barack Obama, the man of the people, the law professor and community organizer? Pictures suggest that Barack Obama has been wearing his TAG-Heuer Carrera Series 1500 Two Tone Divers watch since about 1995 until 2007 when he was gifted a chronograph watch from the Secret Service. At the same time it seems John McCain wore his Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air King, part of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust line, since about 1985. So why would these two presidential hopefuls, who could probably afford any watch made by man, choose these two particular Rolex and Tag Heuer watches? What exactly do the Rolex Air King and Tag Heuer 1500 stand for and represent today in American society?

This article can be viewed in its entirety at: http://www.melrosejewelers.com/rolex-watch-blog/john-mccains-rolex-air-king-vs-barack-obamas-tag-heuer-who-will-win-today/

The Rolex Air King wristwatch was first launched at the watch fair at Basel Germany in 1957. John McCain’s Rolex Air King features the marking “Precision” on it showing it has a screw-down crown and perfectly-sealed case back ensuring waterproofness. It is hence accurate and trustworthy. It is also labeled an “Oyster Perpetual” wristwatch as seen on its dial. Hence it has a self-winding movement and can be labeled as a somewhat generic luxury watch. Overall, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual line including John McCain’s Rolex Air King is the best selling line of Rolex watch and of all luxury watches ever produced by man. John McCain’s Rolex Air King can hence be considered a symbol of tradition, heritage, and conservatism.

What’s interesting to analyze is that, while some may feel John McCain’s Rolex Air King was one of the cheaper watches available on the market, at the time he most likely purchased it, circa the mid-80’s, the United States was recovering from an oil crisis and a war with Iran. Whereas the Rolex Air King sells for about $4200 new or about $2300 used from discount luxury watch sites such as Melrose Jewelers,http://www.melrosejewelers.com/category/mens_rolex_airking.htm, today in 2008, it sold for about half that price in 1985 which, adjusted for inflation was actually more like $12,000 today. Hence the question could be asked, “Would you vote for a man wearing a $12,000 Rolex watch?”

With Barack Obama, on the other hand, his Tag Heuer Carrera series 1500 retails for about $1900 and in the mid-90’s when he likely purchased it cost about 2/3rds of that price. Inflation and economy-adjusted, the watch cost about $1200 in 2008 dollars. Hence the reality is that Barack Obama’s watch may have cost 1/10th of that of John McCain’s. Now do you still think John McCain is wearing his Rolex Air King because he is the President of the masses? Today America will make that decision, who will we, as hard-working Americans, support? Has Barack Obama somehow made frugality sexy? People are more apt to buy a hybrid Honda Civic then a Mercedes-Benz. They are also more likely to share their cheap habits openly with their friends and family. In 2008 the Rolex Air King and Tag Heuer Carrera are now equally priced and one thing is for sure, both these watches were carefully chosen as symbols of American freedom, tradition, and justice and Americans and citizens worldwide will be purchasing many of both for years to come.

This article can be viewed in its entirety at: http://www.melrosejewelers.com/rolex-watch-blog/john-mccains-rolex-air-king-vs-barack-obamas-tag-heuer-who-will-win-today/

This article was published by the MJ Rolex Watch Blog,http://www.melrosejewelers.com/rolex-watch-blog/ , owned by Melrose Jewelers, USA’s largest online Rolex watch retailer, http://www.melrosejewelers.com

Melrose Jewelers has the world’s largest information and education section guide aboutRolex watches found here:http://www.melrosejewelers.com/content/rolex_education.htm

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How the Israel Lobby Took America to War

Released on: November 5, 2008, 4:48 am

Press Release Author: STATE STREET PUBLICATIONS

Industry: Government

Press Release Summary: This first book in the Criminal State series documents efforts spanning six decades that were designed to manipulate the U.S. military in pursuit of goals to which an informed American public would not have agreed.

Press Release Body: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) In a blockbuster new book, a former counsel to the U.S. Senate documents how the Israel lobby led the effort to take America to war in pursuit of Tel Aviv’s expansionist agenda. This searing indictment of the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) depicts Washington’s most powerful lobby as a nest of foreign agents working against America’s interests in the Middle East.

This first book in the Criminal State series documents efforts spanning six decades that were designed to manipulate the U.S. military in pursuit of goals to which an informed American public would not have agreed. Instead of giving Americans a choice, Tel Aviv imbedded its operations inside the U.S. foreign policy apparatus while falsely insisting that AIPAC was a domestic lobbying organization.

Indifferent to party affiliation, AIPAC is shown to infiltrate both political parties as it imbeds pro-Israelis in policy-making positions across successive presidencies, both Democrat and Republican. Written to “make treason transparent,” Guilt By Association reveals how Zionist operatives manipulated U.S. policy since well before Israel’s founding in 1948.

Author Jeff Gates presents a richly nuanced account of insider treason and transnational criminality that remains ongoing while the U.S. is at war. By chronicling how Israel wages war by way of deception, the author documents the sophisticated espionage operations that deceived America to wage war in Iraq and now seeks to expand that war to Iran.

With 80 pages of endnotes, Guilt By Association combines scholarly research with vigorous advocacy to reveal the inner workings of a transnational criminal syndicate, laying the groundwork for wide-ranging indictments. Based on the consistency of Israeli duplicity over multiple decades, Guilt argues that lawmakers worldwide must revisit the legitimacy of Zionism as a basis for sovereignty.

A widely acclaimed author, attorney, investment banker, educator and consultant to government, corporate and union leaders worldwide, Jeff Gates’ previous books include Democracy at Risk: Rescuing Main Street From Wall Street and The Ownership Solution: Toward a Shared Capitalism for the 21st Century. Endorsers for these books include CEOs, heads of state, legislators, educators, commentators and Nobel laureates.

This book is available now. For more information, or to order, go towww.criminalstate.com.

Guilt by Association: How Deception and Self-Deceit Took America to War is poised to become the first in a best-selling Criminal State series. (ISBN: 978-0-9821315-0-3; $27.95; 320 pages; 5½” x 8½”; perfect bound soft cover; State Street Publications).

Web Site: http://www.criminalstate.com

Contact Details: STATE STREET PUBLICATIONS
Contact: Jeff Gates Phone: 480-994-1492
E-mail: jeffgates2@gmail.com Website: www.criminalstate.com

Proof of the Bible from History (ex. 9/11, Lincoln & JFK, Ancient Greek gods & heroes, Buddha) & Nature (ex. Sun)

Released on: November 5, 2008, 4:44 am

Press Release Author: George Pogiatzis

Industry: Non Profit

Press Release Summary: Very numerous & very uncommon resemblances between 1) the persons of the Holy Trinity (especially Jesus Christ) & the Anti-Christ and 2) persons/things such as the Sun, the Statue of Liberty, the Twin Towers of NYC & of Notre Dame, Lincoln & JFK, the three chief Hindu gods, Crishna the incarnation of the Hindu god Vishnu, Buddha, Alexander the Great, Hitler, Santa Claus, & tons more

Press Release Body: A website has been recently opened by George Pogiatzis, who has a B.A. from St. John’s College the “Great Books College” & a Master of Divinity degree, which reveals the meaning behind much of nature & history, and provides perhaps the best reason for why the Bible is true and helps us to love God with all of our heart and to have complete faith in His existence, power, and love: the very numerous & very uncommon resemblances (which could only have been planned by an eternal God who controls nature & history) between the persons of the Christian Holy Trinity- God the Father, Jesus God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit- and tons of persons/things, including:

(PART ONE) natural objects such as the Sun & constellations of stars, light, the wind, water, trios of the human body, dogs, the three chief parts of the atom (proton, neutron, & electron), energy, and the three conic sections (parabola, hyperbola, ellipse); this part also mentions the presence of the number seven, one of the most significant numbers in the Bible, throughout Nature (thus, this part includes Creation evidence and evidence against Evolution)

(PART TWO) over twenty historical persons/things in every book of the Old Testament such as Noah, Isaac, Joseph, Moses, the Passover Lamb, King David, and King Solomon (thus, this part even shows that the Jewish religion demonstrates the truth of Christianity, and that Jesus the Lamb of God is the Messiah)

(PART THREE) historical/fictional persons/things not mentioned explicitly in the Bible and of many different nations from all parts of the world, such as the trilithons (“three rocks”) of Stonehenge & other sites around the world, the Egyptian gods, the Egyptian pharaohs (kings who were thought to be incarnations of the gods Horus & Osiris), the three Pyramids of Giza including the Pyramid of Khufu which is the only survivor of the ancient Seven Wonders of the World, Ancient China’s “Three Sovereigns,” the three principal Hindu gods (“Trimurti”) including Vishnu who is incarnated as Krishna (a.k.a. Crishna), the Three Fates & other Greek gods which come in sets of three, the Ancient American god Quetzalcoatl, the ancient Greek gods such as Zeus, Hercules, & Dionysus (Roman name: Bacchus), the ancient Greek heroes such as Achilles, Odysseus (a.k.a. Ulysses), & Oedipus, Aeneas, Buddha, the Chinese sage Lao-Tzu, Confucius & Socrates, Socrates-Plato-Aristotle, Aeschylus-Sophocles-Euripides, Euclid-Archimedes-Apollonius, the Parthenon of Athens, Alexander the Great & Julius Caesar (part of the First Triumvirate), Augustus Caesar (part of the Second Triumvirate), Nero Caesar, twin tower #2 of Notre Dame of Paris whose founder died on 9/11/1196, Joan of Arc, Leonardo da Vinci-Michelangelo-Raphael, Bach-Mozart-Beethoven, Santa Claus, Abraham Lincoln & John F. Kennedy (JFK) (DON’T MISS THIS: FIND OUT THE REASON WHY THERE WERE SO MANY EXTREMELY ODD RESEMBLANCES BETWEEN LINCOLN & JFK AND BETWEEN THESE TWO & JESUS WHICH UNTIL NOW HAVE BEEN UNEXPLAINED, INCLUDING THE FACT THAT AN “ETERNAL FLAME” WAS MADE TO RISE FROM JFK’S GRAVE THREE DAYS AFTER HIS DEATH), Hitler, the Colossus of Rhodes & the Statue of Liberty (the resurrected Colossus), and the second of the Twin Towers which collapsed on 9/11/2001 (DON’T MISS THIS EITHER). Several of these persons, including Achilles? (maybe), all the non-Christian “gods” including Buddha & Crishna?, Alexander the Great, the Caesars, Santa Claus, & Hitler, are symbols of the Anti-Christ who will be possessed by Satan and who will seduce many away from Christ by resembling Christ in extremely uncommon ways (EX. BY PERFORMING MIRACLES, BY CLAIMING TO BE GOD, BY APPEARING TO RETURN FROM THE DEAD: SEE REVELATION 13 & DANIEL 7-12). Indeed, Daniel 7 & Revelation 13:1-2 teach that Alexander the Great (the “leopard”) & the Caesars (the fourth beast) will be represented by the Anti-Christ, the “little horn” of the fourth beast which is conceived in Rev. 13:1-2 to incorporate elements of the first three beasts.

EXAMPLE FROM PART ONE: THE SUN:
(There are many places in the Bible which suggest that the Sun is a symbol of Jesus the Son of God. For instance, Jesus, God the SON, says: “I am the light of the world.” [John 8:12] “But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of Righteousness arise with healing in his wings.” [Malachi 4:2, the fourth last verse of the Old Testament, which is immediately followed by Jesus’ genealogy in Matthew Ch.1!]) -Existed before man, can’t escape from it on Earth, gives life -Shows that Jesus came from heaven to Earth, disappeared in a bloody red death with a crown (corona) of thorns around his spherical head, rose from the dead, ascended into heaven, and will come again “on the clouds of heaven” to judge the world and “every eye will see Him”
-Shows that Jesus the Son will resurrect the dead like the Sun resurrects the trees every spring
-+ over 20 other very uncommon similarities…

EXAMPLE FROM PART TWO: NOAH
-the only way people on the Earth at his time were able to be saved was by being with him on his ark (Gen. 7:23): about Jesus, it is said by Peter that “there is salvation in no other one, for neither is there another name under the heaven which has been given among men, by which we must be saved”

EXAMPLES FROM PART THREE: ALEXANDER THE GREAT
-both said to be born of a virgin

-both called the “son of God”

-Alexander was taught by Aristotle, the third person of Socrates-Plato (said to be born of a virgin)-Aristotle whom I show to together symbolize the Holy Trinity in whom all wisdom is found: truly was Jesus taught by the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, and truly did it descend upon Him in the form of a dove when He was baptized by John the Baptist (Matt. 3:16)

-“Magi” (same word used in Gospel of Matthew) see an unusual portent (in his case, a temple suddenly being set on fire on the day Alexander was born; in Jesus’s case, a strange-looking star) which signals how unusual Alexander & Jesus are

-both conquer much of the world (for Jesus rules people everywhere, and “it is necessary for him to reign until He shall have put all enemies under His feet…all things He [God the Father] put in subjection under His [Jesus’] feet.” [1 Corinthians 15:25-27])

-both said to be miraculously handsome (The Messiah, at least when He comes again, is “fairer than the sons of men” [Psalms 45:2])

-both never lose a battle, as is also true of other types of Christ including Cyrus the Great, Scipio the Great, & King David (for God’s plans always succeed)

-both said to be uncommonly virtuous men (Montaigne, a careful reader of histories, called Alexander one of the three greatest men who ever lived, not simply because of Alex’s character), although Alexander had some flaws, as the Anti-Christ will appear to be a very virtuous man & will thereby seduce people to worship him after Christians vanish from the Earth during the Rapture

-Alexander the Great is often compared to Julius Caesar (for instance by Plutarch in his Parallel Lives), another person whom God made to be a symbol of the Anti-Christ

-as Jesus died at age 33 in AD 33 (which we can know only because of Luke 3:23), so did Alexander die at age 33 in 323 BC, and Jesus is talked about in The Old Testament’s Book of Job only in Ch. 19 and in Job 33:23! Of the tens of hundreds of years after 3003 BC, there are only about twenty other years with numbers which begin and end with 3s (such as AD 313, the year Christianity became the Roman Empire’s official religion), so this similarity between Jesus & Alexander the Great is very uncommon.

Web Site: http://primaryproofsofchristianity.com

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Venulum sees strong interest in wine investment despite fall in Liv-ex 100 Index

Released on: November 5, 2008, 4:34 am

Press Release Author: Venulum

Industry: Financial

Press Release Summary: Venulum is seeing strong interest in its wine investment portfolio from those looking to weather the financial storm.

Press Release Body: Venulum, the private wealth management firm based in the British Virgin Islands, is seeing increasing interest in wine investment from those looking to avoid the pitfalls of the current economic climate.

Venulum recognised that investors commonly turn to hard assets in market downturns, with the idea that by investing in something real, it won’t disappear although its value may decline modestly, hence the increased interest in the company’s wine investment portfolio.

The Liv-ex 100 Fine Wine Index was flat in August and fell 3.7% in September but compared with the battering the world stocks and bonds markets are experiencing, this drop could be termed relatively insignificant, since it still shows a year to date increase of 5.5% compared to the loss of 24.1% for the FTSE 100 for example.

Much of the downturn in the Liv-ex 100 in September was down to profit taking on top wines of the recently landed 2005 Bordeaux vintage, many of which have fallen from their peak prices of late spring this year by as much as 25%.

Dennis Winson, a periodontist from Maryland has been a Venulum client since 2003 and has invested in Forward Purchase Agreements.

“My annual returns to date have consistently been between 15-20%, but I expect they will be affected by the current market turmoil,” Mr Winson said. “I take a long term approach however, and as long as I don’t need to redeem early I expect the market to see an improvement in the next year or two.”

Stephen Kern, a general dentist from Washington State, has been investing with Venulum since 2004 and has a large investment portfolio in wine. “I began investing in wine because I am interested in it and enjoy drinking it,” he says. “My returns of 15-20% per annum didn’t look that exceptional in a bull market but compared to some of my other investments, they are now looking great.”

Mr Kern invested in Forward Purchase Agreements at a modest leverage ratio of approximately three to one and feels comfortable with the level of risk.

He said; “A leverage ratio of three to one compared to property investment at up to ten to one is relatively safe but margin calls could be worrying for me so my strategy going forward is to physicalise my portfolio through Venulum’s new Wine Portfolio Strategy.”

Fears of a sustained major correction continue to appear to be relatively unfounded, with strong demand coming from the Far East in particular.

Giles Cadman chairman of Venulum, noted: “The market remains firm, with demand for the top wines from sought after back vintages especially strong. The emerging markets continue on as if the summer crunch hardly happened and we are quietly confident that fine wine will continue to outperform the majority of other asset classes through these turbulent times.”

About Venulum:
The Venulum Group is a multinational private wealth management firm headquartered in the British Virgin Islands. The Group manages the wealth of high net worth individuals, and specialises in alternative investments often not available to the general public. Venulum helps high net worth individuals balance their portfolios.

The Venulum Group was formed in 2002 and has expanded to include offices in five countries with service offices in a further two. Since 2002 Venulum’s client base has expanded rapidly, and they now have a substantial number of United States based clients.

Web Site: http://www.venulum.com

Contact Details: PR Contact Details:
Chris Pattison
CJP Intelligent Marketing
53 54 Brooks Mews
London
W1K 4EG
UK
+44 (0) 20 74914443
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Quadstone Paramics Launches World first Truly Integrated Pedestrian/Traffic Simulation Package

Released on: November 5, 2008, 4:22 am

Press Release Author: Quadstone Paramics Ltd

Industry: Software

Press Release Summary: Quadstone Paramics have developed and released the world’s first pedestrian and traffic interaction simulation software package combining pedestrian-based spatial analysis and traffic microsimulation.

Press Release Body: Edinburgh (UK) November 5th, 2008 – In a world first, the experts behind the hugely popular Quadstone Paramics range have announced a new, unique software application. The Urban Analytics Framework (UAF) is the first commercially available micro simulation tool that fully integrates pedestrians and vehicles in the same model. The UAF is a groundbreaking product that combines pedestrian-based spatial analysis and Quadstone Paramics’ award-winning traffic micro simulation.

The UAF has been built on the foundations of a successful partnership with Crowd Dynamics, a global authority on pedestrian behaviour modeling. It was officially launched earlier this month and licenses have already been sold – demonstrating how the industry has been eagerly awaiting such a high-tech product.

One major selling point is that the UAF does not require pedestrian Origin-Destination data, which is costly and almost impossible to obtain. Another considerable advantage over the few fledgling offerings in this sector is that the UAF offers full seamless integration with Quadstone Paramics traffic modeling software.

Richard Millington, managing director at Quadstone Paramics, “In developing the UAF we have reacted to an extensive market pull as government agencies of all sizes look to promote pedestrians as a more attractive means of transportation.”

The car is no longer king,” continues Millington, “and encouraging more people to leave their cars at home leads to less traffic in urban areas. Pedestrian safety must be top of the list for all authorities, town planners and architects. The UAF allows users to develop spaces where pedestrian-vehicle interaction is conducted in the safest, most efficient way possible.”

The rationale behind the use of this new software is ‘Dumb people, smart space’ – meaning the space has the intelligence and prompts people on how to behave safely, rather than requiring them to make decisions independently. The UAF is powerful yet intuitive to use, and offers a wide range of analysis measurements along with a sophisticated 3D graphical presentation capability. It is a completely integrated platformthat provides user-friendly, seamless interaction between traffic and pedestrian components at all levels. It represents the most comprehensive analytics range available and is scalable at all levels – from single intersections through to wide area city modeling.

Designed by engineers for engineers, the UAF is the ideal tool for evaluating both existing areas and new proposed developments, such as retail space, sports stadiums and public transport terminals, and is especially useful for performing evacuation studies. Several high-profile authorities around the world are showing an interest in the software, with new projects already commencing. More information can be found on their Pedestrian Simulation website.

  • Groundbreaking micro simulation that fully integrates pedestrians and vehicles in the same model
  • Cost-cutting and time-saving technology that eliminates the need for pedestrian Origin-Destination data
  • Seamless integration with Quadstone Paramics traffic modeling software
  • Licenses already sold as industry demand soars

About Quadstone Paramics

Quadstone Paramics has driven the innovation agenda for traffic microsimulation modelling software since the early 1990’s. With over 1000 user companies in 45 countries, their software tools have been deployed on some of the World’s highest profile projects, by a broad mix of Federal, State and Local Government Agencies along with consulting engineering firms of all sizes.

Operating autonomously as part of a London Stock Market listed company, Quadstone Paramics continues to address the changing demands of the Global Market through offices in the UK and the United States, along with resellers in Australia, Europe and Asia.

The culmination of over 6 man years of development, the launch of the Urban Analytics Framework Software from Quadstone Paramics brings vastly improved levels of software capability to transportation and pedestrian modelers the world over.

Visit the pedestrian simulation website to find out more.

Web Site: http://www.pedestrian-simulation.com

Contact Details: Quadstone Paramics
39 Melville Street
Edinburgh
EH3 7JF United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 131 220 4491
Fax: +44 (0) 131 220 4492

Email: ewan.speirs@paramics-online.com

Enjoy summer all year long with a new Identity check design by Paul Brent

Released on: November 5, 2008, 4:14 am

Press Release Author: Stephanie Demetriou/Identity Checks

Industry: Marketing

Press Release Summary: October 17, 2008 Joppa, MD—Identity Checks celebrates the thrills of warm weather with its new “Endless Summer” product suite. The new design features vivid drawings by artist Paul Brent on personal checks, self-adhesive address labels, personal contact cards and a checkbook cover that all correspond and complement one another.

Press Release Body: Identity Checks is known for its wide variety of check designs that includes a little bit of everything. With designs for hobbies, international destinations, universities, and more, Identity Checks appeals to a large selection of customers. The addition of the new “Endless Summer” check design, which features the artwork ofPaul Brent, will expand the existing assortment and fit right into the special interest category of the website.

On October 17, 2008, Identity Checks released the new “Endless Summer” check design through its website, www.IdentityChecks.com. The new designs feature colorful drawings by Paul Brent, a very talented artist that specializes in nautical art. The personal checks offered with this new pattern consist of four rotating scenes with illustrations of surfboards, classic cars, palm trees, Hawaiian shirts, a beach, and dancing dashboard hula girls. Each design is full of color to give a bright and relaxing feel to the checks. The self-adhesive address labels are identical to the personal checks in featuring all the scenes, while the personal contact cards and fabric checkbook cover each portray only one. The contact card features two Ford Woodys with surf boards on top while the fabric checkbook cover portrays a line of brightly colored surf boards lined up on the beach.

Even if a beach-themed check design is not for you, Identity Checks is sure to have something you will love. Whether you are part of the military or simply like a certain NHL team, Identity Checks is certain to have a product or check design for anyone. Visit the site today and find something that truly fits your personality!

About Identity Checks:
Since its beginning, Identity Checks has grown tremendously to include many different designs and products. Its main focus has been to give supporters of various interests one more way to show their pride for something they believe in. Whether it’s hunting or raising purebred dogs, Identity Checks has something for everyone. Browse through the site and you are sure to find something you love!

Web Site: http://www.identitychecks.com

Contact Details: 1802 Fashion Court
Joppa, MD 21085
410-679-3300 ext. 2453
410-676-3300 (fax)
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