MagazineLine Adds Several Computer Programming Titles to its List of Offerings

Released on: February 26, 2010, 11:28 am
Author: Lesley Parks
Industry: Retail

MagazineLine is now selling subscriptions to three additional computer programming magazines

(Okemos, Michigan) MagazineLine, an online magazine subscription retailer, has now added DevConnections, System iNews, and Better Software magazines to its selection of over 900 titles. All three titles cover computer programming for professionals.

According to the publisher, Penton Technology Media, DevConnections Magazine is a“one-stop resource for planning, writing, building, and testing code for all applications and web services. DevConnections delivers how-to articles on building enterprise ASP.NET web applications, plus broader coverage of the .NET Framework, Visual Studio, and beyond.” A one year subscription to the magazine is $34.99.

System iNews is also published by Penton Technology Media, who describes the magazine as “the ultimate source for System i information, news, and education.” System iNews also allows one to “Find the solutions you need f r o m systems management best practices and programming tips.” A one year subscription, which is 12 issues, costs $149.00.


Debenhams First With Disabled High Street Model

Released on: February 26, 2010, 9:06 am
Author: Debenhams
Industry: Retail

Debenhams is the first high street retailer to break the taboo of using disabled models in campaign photography.

Following an approach by Nikki Fox and Natasha Wood, both disability campaigners and presenters of the hit TV show ‘How to Look Good Naked’, Shannon Murray will appear in photography in the stores windows and online. Shannon, 32, has been confined to a wheelchair since breaking her neck in her teens

Shannon will join three other models appearing in imagery to promote the recently launched Principles by Ben de Lisi range which prides itself on its inclusivity. Joining Shannon will be Kate Fullman, a size 16 model, Tess Montgomery, a petite 5’4″ model and Tokumbo Daniel, a size 10 model. The Principles clothing range starts at size 8 and goes up to size 20 with a specific petite clothing offering.

Unlike other high street stores, Debenhams is showing an increasing willingness to inject some variety into the people modelling its clothes. The campaign follows hot on the heels of the retailer using size 16 mannequins in its windows.

Michael Sharp, Debenhams’ Deputy Chief Executive said: “We cater for women of all shapes and sizes, young and old, non-disabled and disabled so we wanted our windows to reflect this choice.


Glamour Partners With Kellogg’s Special K In Year-Long Carat Deal

Released on: February 26, 2010, 6:57 am
Author: Glamour
Industry: Media

Glamour and has announced a major new partnership with Kellogg’s Special K running through 2010, managed by Carat Sponsorship.

The biggest selling glossy women’s monthly and its digital site will be working with Kellogg’s on a fully integrated long term promotional campaign, bringing the Special K girl to life, and positioning Special K as the cereal of choice to manage readers’ shapes.

Launched in the March issue of Glamour and running as a 3 page promotion in every issue this year, the magazine will publish the diary of the Special K girl; what she’s has been up to, how she is staying in shape, what she is looking forward to, all the time inspiring readers to look and feel great all year long. There will be a live interactive diary running simultaneously on for 10 months, timed to launch with the March issue hitting newsstands, enabling users to keep abreast of Special K girl’s busy life by flipping through the electronic entries. Users will also have the opportunity to enter a competition every month online. The campaign creative across both mediums will reflect the changing seasonal activity in the life of the Special K girl, highlighting the variants on offer in the Special K range and its year-round role in positive eating.


CQout Sets Sights On eBay Crown

Released on: February 26, 2010, 6:41 am
Author: CQout
Industry: Internet & Online

CQout, the international online market place and auction community, has announced that it is setting its sights on disaffected eBay sellers as part of its US expansion plans.

CQout managing director, Siamak Bashi said, “We have recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary of providing auction services to UK where our reputation for trust and security is second to none which has helped us to grow to become one of the largest auction service providers. Our plans are now to continue our growth by providing tailored services to our US customers. We believe auction users in the US deserve a better service than they are currently getting from eBay.”

The decision to move into the US market and to take on eBay was made following customer demands for an auction service which responds to its customer needs rather than impose rule changes every few months, like the recent imposition of certain enforced ‘Post Free’ product offerings which have alienated many previously loyal users.


Memory Training Centers of America Expands Its Services to Assisted Living Communities in Fort Lauderdale

Memory Training Centers Committed to “Engaging the Brain” with Brain Fitness

Released on: February 26, 2010, 6:47 am
Author: Memory Training Centers of America
Industry: Healthcare

(Fort Lauderdale, FL – February 2010) Memory Training Centers of America (MTCA, previously referred to as ATMTC) has been providing evaluation, treatment, education and support to individuals suffering from memory impairment and caregivers since 2001. MTCA is the largest provider of cognitive evaluations and memory training services at Assisted Living residences in the Northeast, with more than 20 Centers in assisted living and independent senior retirement communities, as well as nursing care and hospital-based programs. All treatment services are paid for by Medicare.

For almost ten years, Dr. Bruce Brotter and his associates at the Memory Training Center in Forest Hills have been helping seniors and families meet the challenges of memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease. Dr. Brotter is very enthusiastic about his upcoming visits to several Luxury Assisted Living Communities in the Fort Lauderdale area in March. “MTCA has been wanting to bring its programs that have been so successful in the Northeast to Floridians for some time now. We are very excited to finally be able to offer our services in Florida and to start this new growth in Broward County.” says Dr. Brotter.


Volusia Manufacturers Association supports Florida’s Unemployment Tax Relief Compensation Bill

Released on: February 26, 2010, 6:33 am
Author: Volusia Manufacturers Association
Industry: Small Business

The Volusia Manufacturers Association is in support of passage of Florida State HB7033 and SB 1666, reducing the unemployment tax increase for Florida employers. The Volusia Manufacturers Association is dedicated to Florida manufacturing and works to keep members informed of critical legislative rules.

On February 26, 2010, the Florida Legislature advanced legislation to relieve Florida employers of the exorbitant unemployment tax rate bills they are currently facing.  The Senate Ways & Means Committee unanimously passed Senate Bill (SB) 1666, and a few minutes later the House Finance & Tax Council unanimously passed the companion measure House Bill (HB) 7033, otherwise known as the Unemployment Compensation Bill.


British Airways Invests £100 Million To Set A New Standard For First-Class Travel

Released on: February 25, 2010, 8:32 am
Author: British Airways
Industry: Travel

British Airways’ new First took off February 10, 2010 on a Boeing 777 bound for Chicago, The Windy City.

The airline has invested £100 million in its flagship First brand drawing on its rich heritage to create an exclusive experience based on classic design and understated luxury.

The airline’s Coat of Arms with the motto ‘To fly to serve’ is a core feature and the 1920s pioneering era of luxury flights is captured through motifs such as Cyril Kenneth Bird’s ‘Care in the Air’ character.


Brookson Introduce New Opal Telecom Telephone System

Released on: February 25, 2010, 10:02 am
Author: Brookson
Industry: Financial

Brookson has installed a new Opal Telecom telephone system, including Mitel hardware and software, across its whole business.

Brookson, a leading accountancy and umbrella company services provider, has introduced this new system to improve their customer services offering.

The new Mitel 5000 CP system allows Brookson to route calls more efficiently to the relevant experts and ensure callers receive a hassle free experience when contacting different areas within the business. The software also provides more reporting capabilities including monitoring calls and call volumes.

The move will also ensure self employed specialist accountants Brookson maximise their call efficiencies as the new software will allow simultaneous running of both PCs and the telephone system on one network.


‘Overweight Britain ‘ Could Prompt A Dramatic Uptake Of Health Insurance Packages As The NHS Struggles To Cope With Rising Levels of Obesity

Released on: February 25, 2010, 9:29 am
Author: QueryCLick LTD
Industry: Financial

Rising levels of obesity could see a substantial rise in the number of people applying for health insurance, money saving website has revealed.

With 20% of the population now classed as clinically obese and more people dying from weight related diseases than ever before, the UK’s obesity crisis is adding a heavyweight strain to the NHS that’s impossible to ignore.

At £2.6billion a year, the cost of obesity related NHS bills is asking tax payers to dig deeper and deeper into their pockets in order to cover the cost.

Causing most concern however is the effect that obesity is having on NHS resources and – in particular – waiting times which have begun to rocket as obesity related illnesses add even more patients to already crowded lists.


New You Boot Camp Launches New Country Manor Boot Camp In Somerset

Released on: February 25, 2010, 9:22 am
Author: Sunny Moran
Industry: Healthcare

A-listers have been privy to the New You Boot Camp secret for a while, and now with the launch of New You Boot Camps – NEW Country Manor venue in Somerset, we can all join the elite to kick start our fitness and weight loss to drop a dress size in one week!

Join the likes of Hillary Swank, Oprah Winfrey, Barbara Streisand, Renee Zellweger, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cindy Crawford, Cat Deeley, Patsy Kensit and even curvy Catherine Zeta-Jones who are rumored to have enrolled in Boot Camp’s to get that A-list body.

If the words “Bootcamp” immediately conjure up images of uncomfortable bunk beds, communal showers, tiny portions of food and depressing bleak surroundings, then you are yet to experience a week at the New You Country Manor Boot Camp.