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The risks and benefits of using poplars for biofuels

2010-10-15
A potential solution for global energy demands is the use of Poplar, a fast-growing tree with high yields, for biofuels. To get the most out of Poplar plantations, varieties that are the best fit for the conditions—ones with disease resistance or higher yields, for example—are desired. But do these plantations of new, non-native (exotic) species impact nearby native populations of Poplar? In particular, is the genetic makeup of the native populations being altered by interactions with the exotic species? In the October issue of the American Journal of Botany (http://www.amjbot.org/cgi/reprint/97/10/1688), ...

Humidity makes gecko feet stickier

2010-10-15
Human adhesives are famed for their fallibility. Gooey glues soon lose their grip, are easily contaminated and leave residues behind. But not gecko feet. Geckos can cling on repeatedly to the smoothest surfaces thanks to the self-cleaning microscopic spatula-shaped hairs (setae) that coat the soles of their feet. Back in 2002, Kellar Autumn found that these dry hairs are in such intimate contact with surfaces that the reptiles 'glue' themselves on by van der Waals forces with no need for fluid adhesives. More recent studies had suggested that geckos might benefit from additional ...

Study finds a high rate of restless legs syndrome in adults with fibromyalgia

2010-10-15
DARIEN, IL – A study in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that adults with fibromyalgia had a much higher prevalence and risk of restless legs syndrome than healthy controls. The study suggests that treating RLS may improve sleep and quality of life in people with fibromyalgia. Results show that the prevalence of restless legs syndrome was about 10 times higher in the fibromyalgia group (33 percent) than among controls (3.1 percent). After statistical adjustments for potential confounders such as age, gender and ethnicity, participants ...

BeMo - Project Intelligence Unlocks the Full Power of Microsoft Project Server 2010

2010-10-15
This week's PMI (Project Management Institute) Global Congress 2010 in Washington DC marked the official launch of BeMo - Project Intelligence, a specialized online marketplace for Enterprise Project Management (EPM) solutions and related services. BeMo founders Bruno Lecoq and Joel Lachance have created the business to help individuals or companies of any size, manage any and all of their projects online - quickly and easily. While a few key players like ProjectHosts, EPM Live are already in the burgeoning Microsoft Project Server 2010 hosting market, the BeMo - Project ...

My911 SmartPhone App Revolutionizes Bicycle Riding

2010-10-15
My911, a SmartPhone application, has recently been marketed to bicyclists, offering them additional safety when things go bad. The app utilizes both the accelerometer and GPS technologies in order to automatically notify an ambulance when the user gets into an accident. One user claimed the app is "like having OnStar on your bike". The GPS location is given to the ambulance, allowing help to come quickly, without requiring any description of where the accident occurred. If you were biking in the mountains or in some national park, how long would it take to describe to ...

In Home Care And Assistance

2010-10-15
How can we help? Our senior home care and caregiver services center around only the best caregivers in the Algonquin, Mount Prospect and the surrounding areas. Home Care services for the Elderly is our specialty and we take the 'art of caregiving' very seriously. Right at Home caregivers focus on helping individuals maintain their independence and dignity while assisting with a variety of everyday tasks including: âEUR Senior Companionship âEUR Assistance with personal care including bathing and dressing âEUR Meal Preparation âEUR Light Homemaker & Housekeeping ...

All Aboard - Adventure Holidays for the WHOLE Family - Adventure World NZ

2010-10-15
"Multi-generational holidays are becoming an increasingly popular travel option amongst Kiwis," says Melissa Rendell, marketing manager at leading New Zealand travel company, Adventure World, who says that New Zealanders are beginning to pick up on what has become a huge international trend in travel. "People live very busy lives these days, and are spending less and less time together as a family. Multi-generational holidays provide the perfect opportunity for families to spend quality time together." While there was a time when multi-generational travel was limited ...

Open-Xchange and eZuce Partner to Deliver Next-Generation Unified Communications

2010-10-15
Open source companies Open-Xchange and eZuce, Inc. today announced a strategic collaboration that for the first time offers fully integrated open communications to address the evolving requirements of mid-size to large enterprises, institutes of higher education and government agencies. Available on-premises or Communications-as-a-Service (CaaS), Open-Xchange and eZuce openUCTM feature voice, video, instant messaging, presence, conferencing, collaboration, unified messaging, e-mail, call center, calendar and task management, and smartphone support for enterprises with ...

Miss USA to Cover the Next Issue of ALO Magazine

2010-10-15
In what promises to be an eye-popping and insightful interview, winner of the 2010 Miss USA title, Rima Fakih graces the cover of the next issue of ALO Magazine. Holding one of the most prestigious crowns in the world, she discusses to ALO the reality behind what shapes the American Dream. The hot topic of this upcoming issue focuses on art of living in fashion, lifestyle, culture, social philosophy and architectural elegance. ALO is America's Top affluent American Middle Eastern Lifestyle Magazine, a cultural attraction of the elite lifestyle enthusiasts who want to ...

Dentists All Smiles Over "New" Marketing by PostcardMania

2010-10-15
It's hard to believe something as simple as a postcard could have these dentists abuzz with excitement, but there is no denying the truth - they have rediscovered the proven marketing strategy of direct mail postcards, and are amazed by the results! Practitioners from Sierra Dental, Albert Family Orthodontics and Transitions Dental are ecstatic about the number of patients and responses they are getting from their dental postcard marketing campaigns, and have nothing but glowing reviews for PostcardMania, the postcard marketing firm in Clearwater, FL that helped them ...

NJ Business Brokers Says Clock is Ticking on New Tax Breaks for New Jersey Business Buyers and Sellers-- A Neumann & Associates

2010-10-15
A Neumann & Associates (www.neumannassociates.com), respected business brokers and business valuation firm in New Jersey, announced they will assist New Jersey business owners and buyers expedite the business transfer process in order to take advantage of a limited-time tax break. Last month the Small Business Jobs Act was signed into law in large part to help entrepreneurs with tax cuts and loan availability. The bill provides more than $12 billion in tax breaks, and is of significant interest to New Jersey business buyers and sellers in that it eliminates all capital ...

Organizing the Clutter in Your Parent's/Spouse's Life

2010-10-15
How do you begin to get control over your parent's affairs and all the clutter that they have accumulated over the years? And how do you do this in a way that is collaborative and allows you to deal with the stress without going crazy? The Center for Life Transitions is offering a free workshop to provide you with essential tips to cut through the clutter, knowing what to keep and what to release: - The art of letting go - The 3 Golden Rules to managing the clutter - Managing your time and stress - productively - Effectively working with the person whose belongings ...

Eskander Takes on the Bart Factor

2010-10-15
Australian racing legend Bart Cummings has a very healthy list of runners lined up for Melbourne's big spring "majors" and Betstar's Alan Eskander is giving punters the chance to back their opinion on how many trophies out of the Caulfield Cup, Cox Plate and Melbourne Cup Bart will add to his overflowing trophy cabinet. In Betstar's 'Bart's Big Three' market punters can bet on whether they think Bart will win none, one, two or three of the Spring majors. Cummings currently has two of the first six horses in the betting for the Caulfield Cup Dariana ($9), and Faint ...

Where to Receive the Best Treatment for Braces in St. Louis

2010-10-15
Dr. Richard Demko and Dr. Jacqueline Demko are orthodontists in Chesterfield, Washington and St. Charles, Missouri, who specialize in providing quality orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedics for children and adults. Thanks to today's technology, patients now have more options when it comes to wearing braces. While regular metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are becoming increasingly popular along with removable appliances that can be used for mild cases of misaligned teeth. We offer many of these types at our offices. Metal braces are the most common ...

American Industries Group to hold its "Opportunities for Plastic Injection Molding companies in Mexico " Webinar

2010-10-15
Decision makers of plastic injection molding companies that are looking to grow their market share by serving companies established in Mexico are invited to join the American Industries Group for the "Opportunities for Plastic Injection Molding companies in Mexico" Webinar on October 26 at 9 AM MST. Attendees to this 1 hour - Machining Webinar will be able to: · Learn how to find potential customers and decision makers in the different manufacturing clusters in two of the most important industrial corridors in Mexico: Chihuahua-Juarez and Monterrey-Reynosa, both on ...

Protecting Your Parents From Identity Theft

2010-10-15
Identity theft of seniors is on the rise. Scammers have become more sophisticated using technology to steal identities from everyone. Unfortunately seniors are less sophisticated than the "younger" generations using technology and are more apt to fall prey. Additionally more often the solutions to monitor or correct the results of identity theft are technology based. The Center for Life Transitions is offering a free workshop to help adults prevent or resolve identity theft problems for their aging parents. Topics will include: - The major types of theft crimes. - ...

Entrust Washington Announces Buddy Sliva as Business Development Manager

2010-10-15
Entrust Washington, Washington's premier provider of account administration services for Truly Self-Directed IRAs and 401ks, is proud to announce and welcome Buddy Sliva as Business Development Manager for its newly opened Bellevue office. Sliva is a Seattle native and graduate of the University of Washington with more than 20 years experience in business development, marketing and national sales management. "Working for a prominent company like Entrust, that is actively educating investors, is such a great opportunity," says Sliva. "I look forward to forging new relationships ...

Dr. Frank Ferrin Merges Focused Fitness and Surgical Sculpting to Further Define the Perfect Figure

2010-10-15
Leading Florida cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Frank Ferrin of Elite MD, specializes in providing patients with a full range of services to sculpt their figures using n innovative approach to creating form through fitness and surgical function. Located in Coral Gables, Florida, Dr. Ferrin's practice is partnered with Elite Training Concepts, a nutrition and fitness training program that provides patients with support in weight management and muscle toning. Once a level of fitness and shape has been achieved, Dr. Ferrin is able to contour excess skin or fat from patients' bodies, ...

Jambalaya Brass Band Live at Paddy Reilly's Music Bar

2010-10-15
Jambalaya Brass Band will be performing live in celebration of their new CD release It's a Jungle Out There on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:00 pm at Paddy Reilly's Music Bar in New York, NY. The Jambalaya Brass Band is a group of seasoned musical pros from a variety of impressive previous musical settings as diverse as the Duke Ellington Orchestra to the Lounge Lizards, yet they have a knack for integrating these disparate musical experiences into one dynamic setting. They embody the history of the best American music of the last hundred years while at the same time ...

A World-Renowned Dream Team Inspires Budding Artists At DeKalb's McClendon Performing Arts Institute

2010-10-15
DeKalb County's nationally-renowned McClendon Performing Arts Institute has been adding several globally-acclaimed names to their guest instructors list. Most recently, Marc Spaulding, a dancer with the "Dreamgirls" stage play and Dougie Styles, a dancer with Debbie Allen's stage play "Twist", stopped by the McClendon Performing Arts Institute's studio in Stone Mountain to share, inspire and instruct the more than100 budding dance, drama and music artists who train there. Styles is an Atlanta native and has traveled all over the world performing with the Spice Girls ...

Jeff Ferris Appointed Vice President of Database Sales at Database101.com

2010-10-15
Database101.com, a leading provider of sales leads and sales solutions to sales people and small businesses, welcomes Jeff Ferris as it's Vice President of Database Sales, announced Fred Vakili, co-founder of the company. As former Vice President (VP) of Vertical and International Markets at Infogroup, Ferris has a wealth of experience in the marketing information industry. In his 18 years at Infogroup, he consistently demonstrated the ability to increase revenue, create integrated solutions, and effectively manage multiple teams in global markets. Prior to his ...

New Free Computer Help Forums on VIP Consult Website

2010-10-15
Yesterday afternoon VIP Consult, a computer repair and website design firm from Bournemouth published their new Free Computer Help Forum, http://www.vip-consult.co.uk/forum, in order to help their ever-growing clientele. VIP Consult is primarily a computer help firm dealing with hardware and software repairs. As one of the top companies in Bournemouth region their offers expanded to website design and online help. The company is now entering its fourth year with plans to offer free help and software reviews as well as new free Drupal themes. "We are very happy that ...

American Industries Group to hold its "Metal Stamping: a booming supplier opportunity in Mexico"WEBINAR

2010-10-15
Decision makers of Metal Stamping companies who want to offer their professional services for international companies Manufacturing in Mexico are invited to join the American Industries Group for the "Metal Stamping: a booming supplier opportunity in Mexico" Webinar on October 26 at 11 AM MST. Attendees to this 1 hour -Machining Webinar will be able to: · Opportunities for the Metal Stamping industry in Mexico. · How to detect companies established in two of the most important trade corridors: Chihuahua-Juarez and Monterrey-Reynosa, both border with TEXAS. To ...

Gas Co. Executive Launches Interactive Marketing Agency in St. Louis, MO

2010-10-15
Edward Sutton, Jr., former head of information systems for Laclede Gas Company, today announced his partnership with Atlanta-based interactive agency AIS Media, Inc. Sutton's new venture, ESC New Media is committed to deliver performance-oriented interactive marketing solutions—helping local businesses in the greater St. Louis area increase website performance, customer acquisition and brand awareness. "Our joint vision is to provide the rapidly evolving small to medium sized business community of St. Louis solutions for establishing and maintaining an effective Internet ...

CardExchange Photo ID Software Now Available at ID Wholesaler

2010-10-15
ID Wholesaler, the largest retailer of photo identification products, now offers a new brand of ID software, CardExchange from ExchangeIT. CardExchange joins an expansive line-up of software offered by the photo ID retailer, including Assure ID, Jolly Tech, CardFive, and EPI Suite. An intuitive and user-friendly program, CardExchange is easy to set up, use, and upgrade as needs change. It features an MS Office inspired user-interface that creates cards in just four clicks. It manages unlimited card layouts that can each be set to have its own database connection or ...
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