Making Algebra Child’s Play-Instructor Training Seminar in Allentown, PA

Released on: July 31, 2009, 9:35 am
Author: Borenson and Associates, Inc.
Industry: Education

Borenson and Associates, Inc., with headquarters in Allentown, PA will training additional instructors to conduct the Making Algebra Child’s Play workshops nationwide.

Since 1990 Borenson and Associates has conducted more than 2500 Making Algebra Child’s Play workshops showing teachers how the visual and kinesthetic approach of Hands-On Equations enables even 4th and 5th graders to succeed with algebraic equations not normally presented until the 8th or 9th grade.

The instructor candidates, coming from five different states, will be receiving their training at the Holiday Inn in downtown Allentown. The training will take place each day from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. It is expected that a student demonstration will take place each day from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

All of the candidates have used Hands-On Equations in their classrooms for several years and are now coming to learn how to present the program to teachers.


Schillings Client Jacob Zuma Awarded Damages And Apology From The Guardian

Released on: July 31, 2009, 4:57 am
Author: Christopher Mills
Industry: Law

Schillings client Jacob Zuma, the president of South Africa, has won very substantial damages after a libel case against the Guardian newspaper following false allegations printed earlier this year.

On 6 March 2009, the Manchester based newspaper published an article that falsely claimed that President Zuma was guilty of rape, corruption and bribery. President Zuma began legal action against the daily newspaper earlier this year claiming defamation, saying the article was grossly false and indefensible.

After being taken to court, the Guardian has apologised to the ANC leader and agreed to pay very substantial damages as well as cover legal costs.

In a statement read in the High Court on 30 July 2009, Schillings solicitor Jenny Afia described the allegations as being “of the utmost seriousness and totally untrue”. She went on to explain that: “In light of the facts that the [Guardian] is now willing to pay very substantial damages and it has publicly apologised to [President Zuma], [President Zuma] considers that his reputation in this matter has been entirely vindicated and he is prepared not to proceed any further in his action against the [Guardian].”


Warner Leisure Hotels Receives Four British Travel Awards Nominations

Released on: July 31, 2009, 5:47 am
Author: Frances Pardell
Industry: Travel

Warner Leisure Hotels, the award-winning hotel group renowned for its short break leisure holidays, has been nominated in four separate categories in the prestigious British Travel Awards 2009/2010, including Best Leisure Hotel Chain and Best UK/Domestic Tour Operator.

These nominations recognise the wide range of choices provided by the group’s six historic hotels, three character hotels and four coastal resorts exclusively for adults across all of its activities, from rooms and dining to leisure activities, which are combined with affordable luxury and a friendly, informal and sociable atmosphere.

Warner’s Experiences also get a special mention this year, with a nomination in the Best Special Interest/Adventure Tour Operator category. Experiences are additional activities which can be added to a stay for a small supplement. Currently the group has over 600 on offer, ranging from traditional hot air balloon trips, numerous dance breaks, antiques with Eric Knowles and painting to the quirkier Psychic School With the Psychic Sisters, Walking With Llamas and beekeeping for beginners.

The fourth nomination is particularly special for Warner Leisure Hotels, with Thoresby Hall Hotel and Spa, one of its flagship hotels, being singled out in the category for Best UK Boutique (or individual) Hotel. This magnificent mansion overlooks a stunning Capability Brown view with fabulous gardens of over 40 acres, a state of the art spa and three restaurants which offer a wide range of cuisine from cosmopolitan and Italian, to fine dining. With leisure facilities comprising a fitness centre and indoor pool and live entertainment every night, guests rarely want to venture outside of the hotel and gardens.


Further Price Cuts To Come As British Gas Reports Increase In Residential Profits?

Released on: July 31, 2009, 5:44 am
Industry: Energy

•Centrica’s profits fall 5%, while British Gas residential reports an increase in half year operating profits of 80% to £299 million (2008: £166 million)

•Falling wholesale prices contribute to increased half year profits for British Gas residential

•Some of the benefits of falling wholesale prices already passed onto customers – British Gas has cut its prices twice this year shaving 10% or £126 in total off the average dual fuel bill

•Increase in profits should cushion customers from future price increases, and may even allow for further price cuts

• Average household bill for a dual fuel British Gas customer has dropped from £1,328 to £1,202 this year – £290 or 32% higher than its average bill of £912 on the 1st January 2008

•British Gas has led the field in offering the most competitive energy plan, only recently losing its crown to EDF Energy.

Centrica’s results today reveal that while overall profits have fallen, British Gas residential has reported a significant uplift in profits as a result of falling wholesale prices. Some of these benefits have already been passed onto customers with two price cuts this year totalling £126 or 10%.


The Harley Medical Group Releases Annual Figures

Released on: July 31, 2009, 5:40 am
Author: Hannah Walsh
Industry: Healthcare

The Harley Medical Group, the UK’s largest cosmetic surgery provider, has released its performance figures covering the 12 months up to the end of June 2009, which shows an overall growth of 4% over the previous year.

The period covered by the report has proved to be a busy time for The Harley Medical Group, which achieved increases in both its cosmetic surgery provision and a notable uplift in its non-surgical divisions, with the group’s clinics in Cardiff, Newcastle and Southampton performing particularly well.

While breast enlargement remained the most requested surgical procedure across The Harley Medical Group’s 26 clinics, abdominoplasty surgery saw the biggest growth across the financial year (up 23%), followed by rhinoplasty which increased by 15% and liposuction (13%).

The non-surgical division has also been rapidly expanding and now accounts for 29% of Group revenue (up from 27% a year ago), with facial peels showing the biggest treatment uplift, up 171% year on year.


Lighterlife Survey Reveals Size Really Does Matter

Released on: July 31, 2009, 5:37 am
Author: Heather Howell
Industry: Healthcare

According to a recent survey by weight loss specialist LighterLife, 62% of overweight women prefer to be under the covers before their partner comes to bed whilst 46% of overweight men would rather avoid sex all together.

Whilst the overweight and obese women surveyed made sure their bodies were firmly out of sight by having sex with the light off (32%), getting undressed before their partner comes to bed (42%) or keeping the bedcovers or nightclothes firmly on (43%), the men preferred to avoid hopping into the sack all together.

The figures emerged in a study of the bedroom habits of 3,000 Brits, which also revealed that more than one in ten obese people haven’t had sex for a year because they are so worried about being seen naked and 8% of obese people claimed they couldn’t remember the last time they had sex. A massive 98% of size 16+ women stated they felt unattractive, and while 68% of obese people said they have never felt sexy, just 12% of those with a normal BMI said the same.


The Department of the Navy Selects Celerant Technology as Retail Software Provider

Released on: July 31, 2009, 5:01 am
Author: Celerant Technology
Industry: Software

Celerant Chosen to Implement Complete Software Solution for the U.S. Naval Fleet

Staten Island, NY (July 29, 2009) – Celerant Technology, a leader in the retail software industry, was recently selected by the Department of the U.S. Navy as the new software provider for their Ships Store Program. After extensive research and an elaborate review process, the US Navy has chosen Celerant to provide an “end to end” enterprise software solution that could be used on over 150 naval ships.

“We are pleased to have been chosen by the US Navy and look forward to developing this partnership and providing the Navy with our advanced retail software,” stated Ian Goldman, Celerant President and CEO. “Our team of experienced software developers, implementation specialists, and support technicians are well equipped and prepared to make the transition of each ship store as smooth as possible, regardless of a ship’s location. With our software, Command Retail, the naval stores will gain similar efficiencies of operation of workload reduction, corporate oversight and reduced training costs, equivalent to stores existing in traditional brick and mortar locations.”

Command Retail manages all areas of a retail business, f r o m the point of sale on the front end, to inventory management, warehouse, distribution, allocation, advanced reporting on the back end, and integrated e-commerce. The Celerant system is written in Java and performs in real time, connecting all retail channels seamlessly with a centralized database. If by chance internet connectivity is lost, such as when a navy ship is at sea, transactions at the store are not interrupted and the Celerant system allows all data to be imported as soon as the connection is restored.

more… Launch Delivers Wiki-power to Small Businesses

Released on: July 31, 2009, 5:32 am
Industry: Internet & Online

(July 31, 2009) – A new website called has launched across the USA today, promising to change the way local search works by enabling its users to build up the most detailed and up-to-date index of business in the United States.

In a break with traditional Yellow Pages websites, Bizwiki invites business owners and representatives to get involved in adding and improving their records with everything from contact details to prices and opening hours, completely free of charge.

“We put up an early Alpha-version of to test it on the web in December 2008, and already traffic levels have grown to several hundred thousand users per month!,” said Bizwiki co-founder Matt Aird. “There is definitely a strong demand for the sort of information a Web 2.0 business site can deliver, and the increasing amount of users on the site provides a compelling motivation for businesses to get involved in adding and editing their listings.”

“Today’s launch is officially a fully-functional beta, but we already have several hundred thousand pages on the site, with more being added each day. We’ve tried to take ideas and concepts from some of the most successful user-created websites in the world, such as Wikipedia and the Open Directory Project, and improve them to where the ‘anyone can edit’ principles of a wiki can be used in a business-environment. The biggest single difference is probably that our site is built in a consistently structured format, allowing us to rapidly scale-up the amount of information and also give our users an easy way to search the site.”


Drug and Alcohol Rehab That Can Save Your Life

Released on: July 31, 2009, 5:28 am
Author: Sunset Malibu
Industry: Healthcare

[Malibu, CA] — Sunset Malibu, an exclusive treatment center on the California coast, has long been a transformational force in the field of rehabilitation and recovery. Now, Sunset is announcing its redoubled commitment to clinical and therapeutic excellence.

Addiction treatment is a delicate undertaking. To be successful, it has to be administered the right way, by people who understand precisely what they’re doing. The most effective rehab facilities are invariably those which employ the most qualified caregivers. In the end, there’s simply no substitute for expertise in the rehabilitation process.

Those considerations, in turn, are at the heart of Sunset Malibu’s treatment philosophy.

With its world-class caregivers and elegant accommodations, Sunset Malibu is an unparalleled recovery destination. The center has always catered to upscale individuals from every corner of the globe. Now Sunset is renewing its commitment to its core values, with the goal of delivering cutting-edge care to individuals who seek it. At Sunset Malibu, the client always comes first.


Private Addiction Treatment is Worth the Cost

Released on: July 31, 2009, 5:25 am
Author: Sunset Malibu
Industry: Healthcare

[Malibu, CA] — Sunset Malibu, an exclusive treatment center on the California coast, is a true transformational force in the field of rehabilitation and recovery. Now, Sunset is announcing its redoubled commitment to helping patients win the long-term fight against substance abuse.

Addiction is a resilient disease. Successful addiction treatment must mount a sustained and determined response. The best rehab facilities are those that pay closest attention to the long-term needs of their clients. There’s simply no other way to guarantee recovery over the long run.

Those considerations, in turn, are at the heart of Sunset Malibu’s long-term treatment philosophy.

With its world-class caregivers and elegant accommodations, Sunset Malibu is an unparalleled recovery destination. The Exclusive Drug Treatment Center has always catered to upscale individuals from every corner of the globe. Now Sunset is renewing its commitment to its core values, with the goal of delivering long-term, life-changing care to individuals who seek it. At Sunset Malibu, the client’s future always comes first.