Global Health Progress Amplifies New Report that Outlines Barriers in Securing Access to Medicines in Least Developed Countries

Released on: October 29, 2010, 3:49 pm
Author: Global Health Progress
Industry: Healthcare

“There is a public health crisis in the least developed countries. It is a crisis made by humans and solvable only by humans. There is urgency for governments, businesses, NGOs and academia to collaborate in dealing with this most urgent of problems,” declares Cameron Institute’s new 200-page report, Pharmaceutical Access in Least Developed Countries: on-the-ground barriers and industry successes.

Executive Director D. Wayne Taylor, Ph.D., F.CIM., who prepared the report, cites the recent World Health Organization’s (WHO) Draft Global Plan and Strategy for Action in stressing the importance of pharmaceutical industry partnerships. The report states that the industry must focus its energies on “the growing burden of diseases and conditions that disproportionately affect developing countries, and particularly women and children.”

Global Health Progress actively supports the report’s outlined actions needed to solve this issue, including endorsement of public-private partnerships (PPPs), protecting intellectual property and drug patents as the cornerstones of affordable innovation, improving access to medicines and developing new drugs.

Public-private partnerships are one key way to improve access to medicines in the least developed countries. As the report notes, the research-based pharmaceutical industry, in various public-private partnerships, has been improving access to medicines in the least developed countries of the world since the 1950’s. To date, there have been 150 public-private partnerships whose aim it is to improve access to medicines and currently 90% of PPPs are industry-led.


Website Optimization Creates Competitive Edge for

Released on: October 29, 2010, 3:55 pm
Industry: Consumer Services

A website is an online retailer’s most powerful weapon for creating a competitive edge in today’s global marketplace. A website has only seconds to impress a potential customer before moving on to browse another site. As important as first impressions are to drawing a web surfer into exploring a site, the ease of navigation and filtering will keep them there. is an Internet retailer who has profited from understanding the link between a user friendly website and increased sales. Since its inception in 2007, the Area Rugs Club, a purveyor of all grades of floor coverings, has been dedicated to total customer satisfaction. Winner of the LA Daily News Reader’s Choice Award, the company is widely known for its over-the-top Area Rugs Club benefits; 150% price match guarantee, 30-day in-home trial period and multiple freebies, such as no-tax shipping,rug pads and no restocking fees.

However, com believes value-added opportunities can rapidly lose their value if the website is not kept technologically optimized. Sales Manager James Bajoul explains the Area Rugs Club philosophy, “We have spent many hours enhancing our website’s search component by including filters for color, material, shape, brand and size. Our aim is to make our customer’s shopping experience as pleasant as possible. A fully optimized website is a win-win situation. It allows us to offer the consumer an inventory consisting of thousands of rugs, ensuring the opportunity to find the perfect rug as quickly as possible.”


Foreign Translations, Inc. Wins Small Business of the Month Award

Released on: October 29, 2010, 1:53 pm
Author: Ken Zwerdling/Foreign Translations, Inc.
Industry: Marketing

Foreign Translations, Inc. Wins Small Business of the Month Award From Greenville Chamber

Foreign Translations, Inc. ( is the proud recipient of the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce’s Small Business of the Month award for October 2010. Foreign Translations, Inc. began in 1998 in a spare bedroom in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as a supplier of Italian translation services. The company moved to Greenville in 2005 and in just the past few months increased staff by 40%. It expects to add even more local employees over the next year. Foreign Translations, Inc. is recognized as a global communications powerhouse with over 3000 translators worldwide servicing all the world’s major languages offering translation, interpreting, website localization, multilingual desktop publishing and international search engine optimization in every conceivable industry, including technical, legal, medical and financial. The company’s registered trademark “Go Global With Confidence ®” illustrates how the company is local, but its reach is global – and by partnering with Foreign Translations, Inc., other companies can do the same.

After 15 years working in large Fortune 500 companies in New York and Florida, Ken Zwerdling, founder and CEO, recognized the opportunity of a global business and having control over his future. Frustrated by the rules, politics and bureaucracy of corporate life, he decided to buck the trend and start his own company. Combining his strong entrepreneurial business background and his wife’s, President Tamar Paltrow Zwerdling, expertise and experience in linguistics, they launched the company 12 years ago and never looked back. The most incredible aspect of the foreign language translation industry is that the company’s services apply to all markets in all locations around the world, and yet 99% of customers are serviced through the internet, never meeting face to face. Along with all of the translation services offered, Foreign Translations, Inc. also helps customers reach farther than ever to expand and grow into new and untapped markets.

more… – Rock Out with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in Paris

Released on: October 29, 2010, 7:03 am
Author: Hotels Paris Ltd
Industry: Travel

Fans of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will be delighted to hear that the band are set to hit the stage in Paris in December.

The arrival of the band may be just the excuse that some music fans need to book a stay at hotels in Paris.

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club was formed in San Francisco by Robert Levon Been and Peter Hayes and have now released five albums to critical and commercial acclaim.

However, anyone who has seen the group play before may be surprised when they next see them, as Leah Shapiro has been brought in to play drums and had a real impact.

It was the new band member – who previously played for the Raveonettes – that helped come up with the name of the group’s latest long-player Beat The Devil’s Tattoo.

“Leah had given me a book of [Edgar Allan] Poe short stories and I’d immersed myself in it. The one phrase ‘Beat The Devil’s Tattoo’ leaped out at me though for some reason,” explained Been.

So there will be a new element to the band’s live performance for attendees from accommodation such as Hotel Antin Trinite Paris to watch out for, as Shapiro will no doubt alter their stage presence as well.

Doors open at 18:30 local time, with the action kicking off at 19:00.

Admission costs €30.70 (£26.85) and tickets can be purchased online or at the box office.

For more information on this event visit the Elysee Montmartre website or contact the venue on +33 01 44 92 45 47. offers a wide variety of accommodation in Paris, such as the Hotel De France Lyon Bastille.


Stay Safe And Seen With Brookes This Winter

Released on: October 29, 2010, 5:54 am
Author: Ian Brookes
Industry: Retail

With the clocks going back this weekend, British summer time is officially drawing to a close. With daylight time about to get substantially shorter, many workers are facing up to the prospect of darker, colder working conditions and thus, this time of year is a time when change is made. Many workers must change the way jobs are done as well as what they wear to get the job done.

Thankfully,, the UK’s leading discounted workwear retailer, is on hand to help. Packing a quality and affordable collection of workwear clothing perfect for the colder months, Brookes also stocks a wide range of High Visibility clothing too, ideal for the darker evenings.

“It is important workers, especially those working for prolonged periods outside, are prepared for the darker evenings. With it beginning to already get dark quickly, workers need to ensure they are doing everything they can to be seen and thus stay safe,” said founder, Ian Brookes.

“On top of the great selection of thick and warm workwear trousers, knits and sweats to keep your body temperature right, wearing a High Vis layer is just as-an important accessory to highlight your whereabouts.”

Brookes High Vis workwear range includes a varied collection of High Vis items, such as waistcoats, jackets, polo shirts, trousers, and coveralls from popular and established brands including Dickies and Regatta, so there are numerous ways to stay safe amongst poor visibility.


Autumn Styles and Fashions Thanks to New Deals from

Released on: October 29, 2010, 5:48 am
Author: Simon Terry
Industry: Retail

Leading names and brands at leading stores to be had from consumer codes and deals specialist website

29 October 2010 – Popular retail vouchers website is helping people to save on styles from autumn and winter collections at present through a new choice of style deals available online. The site offers people money-saving deals for over 500 leading brand stores.

The site at the moment has available deals on styles from many top UK retailers, with offering discount voucher codes which can be redeemed at leading high street and online retailers to get winter and autumn styles with big savings.

Examples of the leading name fashion retailers which can be saved at on the website at the moment include Boden, where consumers are able to enjoy bargain deals on numerous items. The site currently helps people to save on lots of Men’s and Women’s autumn and winter clothing.

The latest batch of voucher codes available helps people to get hold of great value deals on many items from leading retailers and among the deals to be had at present are offers like as much as 10% off at many leading stores while there is also free delivery available from lots of retailers.


TravelSpec Reveals Brits Are Banking On A Summer Holiday

Released on: October 29, 2010, 5:35 am
Author: mycleveragency
Industry: Travel

A survey by TravelSpec reveals that Brits are saving money this Christmas, but most will go over their holiday budget in Summer.

Brits are at the old saving game again this Christmas, with over 58% of people saying that they are canceling budget busting parties and extravagant presents for a more cost effective holiday season.

The poll findings – From a recent survey commissioned by, a flight comparison website that supplies cheap flights to MiamiFlights to LondonFlights to Chicago and cheap flights to Paris – revealed that the majority of Brits will be cutting back on the big budget Christmas celebrations this year.

These recent finding come as no surprise after the Government took drastic steps to try to decrease the UK’s massive debt. The cuts to the Department for Tourism and the Governments promise to raise domestic flight tax may explain why domestic flight traffic has dropped by 3%.

Due to the drop in British tourism the average cost of a British holiday has risen leaving Brits to pay through their noses for a holiday in their own country.


Narconon Graduate Says, “Art First – Drugs Never”

Released on: October 29, 2010, 5:32 am
Author: Leland Michaels
Industry: Healthcare

Advocacy for Art, as a Part of Living Drug-Free, Is Big Part of Drug Prevention Strategy.

“We want to harness the Power of Art to Knock Out Drug Use in our local Community,” says Micahel Ginsburg. The violin virtuoso is a graduate of the Narconon Program at the Arrowhead facility in Oklahoma. He recently concertized and raised funds for a new live theater in nearby Mcalester as part of its “Take Back McAlester” Campaign. Ginsburg is one of the architects of the campaign, and his own enthusiasm for the arts helped get residents excited about it.

From the Mayor to the Chamber of Commerce to local businesses and non-profit associations, Narconon Arrowhead is a major sponsor of the city’s effort to tackle a growing drug problem. “The plan,” says Ginsburg, “Is to replace the destruction of drugs with the creativity of art. The art that is manifesting in the city comes from youngsters and adults and includes all kinds from dance to photography to music, painting, writing, theatre and more. “This really resonates with me,” Ginsburg says.“Once I was hopelessly strung out on drugs, and now I am living a life free of drugs as a result of completing the Narconon Program at Narconon Arrowhead. I certainly feel privileged to give back to the community that we share.”

Ginsburg’s advocacy exemplifies an international mandate given to all Narconon Centers, according to the Executive Director of Narconon International in Los Angeles. “We have Narconon Centers in more than 40 countries, and every one of them is expected to reach out to their community and help curb the negative influence that drugs exert.”

more… Uses Online Coupons To Help Support Local Charities

Released on: October 29, 2010, 5:24 am
Author: Melanie Breeze
Industry: Consumer Services

The popular website, which helps frugal shoppers find the best deals online, is now using the power of saving money to help charities in local communities across the country. Coupon Chief has recently adopted the mantra, “Saving is Giving” to promote what could be the next big thing when it comes to savvy shopping and supporting charitable causes. The new promotion is all about giving back to those in need, and encouraging shoppers to do more than just buy products online. With Coupons-4-Causes, the site promises to donate up to 20% of the purchase price every time shoppers use Coupon Chief’s online coupons.

October, 2010 — The money-saving website has started a new trend in the industry with the introduction of a novel way to donate to local charities. With the Coupons-4-Causes program, shoppers are able to support their favorite charities every time they shop online. All visitors to the site have to do is shop using the site’s coupons, and Coupon Chief will automatically donate up to 20% of the purchase price to the charity of choice, whether it is a local charity, school, or church.

Online coupons provide a convenient way to save money when purchasing items such as clothing, jewelry, and more, but with this new cause shoppers also have the opportunity to help their communities every time they make a purchase – no matter what the item.

The site provides discount coupon codes for a wide range of different online stores, from big name brands to smaller operations. Coupon Chief sets itself apart from the competition through innovation, ease-of-use, and by providing visitors with a reliable service. Many coupon sites are difficult to navigate, unorganized, and make it almost impossible to search for great deals that haven’t already expired.


Special Savings for Your Halloween Celebrations Thanks to

Released on: October 29, 2010, 5:20 am
Author: Simon Terry
Industry: Retail

Bargain deal website offers Halloween promotions useable at the popular Alton Towers, the handy First4Hampers, the tasty Pizza Hut and more

29 October 2010 – Take the dark chill out of your Halloween spending with money-saving website A new range of promotions has kicked off, with savings on everything from masquerade gear to party ornamentation to help maximise your Halloween festivities.

The savings currently features include; 20% saving on the Halloween Scarefest fun at Alton Towers; a killer deal on the Halloween Basket fromFirst4hampers, which is priced at a low of £28; and little ghouls eat for free over Halloween at a Pizza Hut. If you’re up for a cinematic scream, you’ll be grabbed by the new value price selection on tickets from Odeon Cinemas that can be hooked through

And don’t kill the golden goose at Halloween – save money buying party decorations with 15% off the prices for Halloween posters from the great people at; the boo boxes from Hotel Chocolat will provide the perfect party snacks Grab three of them for just £21.

Simon Terry of announced: “Halloween is popular in every year, people just love getting dressed up, themed parties are a real hit and of course the kids love to trick or treat, but Christmas lurks just around the a corner, people need to be careful about their spending and are keen for the best deals. has bargained up some superb promotional offers to make sure customers get the benefit of as many discounts as we can offer, helping to make their spending go further.”