Swannanoa Carpet City Earns Award

Jan 30, 2015


“Only about 5 percent of the floor covering companies in Asheville and the surrounding Western North Carolina area has performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2014 Super Service Certification logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.


Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between nearly 3 million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly-rated service providers in 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of authentic reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

CONTACT:  Cheryl Reed, 317-396-9134, cherylr@angieslist.com

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Creative Circus Founder Norm Grey Inducted into Advertising Hall of Fame

Jan 28, 2015


Norm Grey, the founder of The Creative Circus, has been elected to The One Club’s Educator Hall of Fame.

Grey is now the Executive Creative Director of the Creative Circus, one of the most reputable and effective advertising portfolio schools in the United States.  Mr. Grey has worked in the industry as a designer/art director, a copywriter, a creative director, an executive creative director and an agency owner, working on brands such as Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, Lincoln-Mercury and Bristol-Myers.  In 1995, he and a group of other advertising industry professionals started the Creative Circus to help others break into advertising.

“It’s a fantastic honor,” Grey said. “I’m very happy that the induction is specifically as an educator. That’s because ‘real world’ professionals face an awful lot of difficulties that students and especially their teachers can easily avoid.”

The Creative Hall of Fame was first established in 1961 with the induction of Leo Burnett.  At that time it was named the Copywriters Hall of Fame, sponsored by the Copy Club of New York.  In 2012, the One Club held the inaugural Educator’s Hall of Fame, honoring educators who have created a legacy and fostered the next generation of creative talent. Rob Lawton, also of the Creative Circus, and Richard Wilde were the first two inductees, and Norm joined this esteemed group.

The Creative Hall of Fame ceremony will be held in the opulent grand ballroom of Gotham Hall in Manhattan on Friday, January 30th. 

About the Creative Circus: The CREATIVE CIRCUS is an advertising and design portfolio school located in Atlanta, Georgia and is a top provider of creative talent to advertising and interactive agencies, design shops, and the communications industry both nationally and overseas. The school’s two year curriculum mirrors real-world agency experience incorporating design, interactive development, photography, copy writing and art direction. The CREATIVE CIRCUS challenges the definition and development of design and creative solutions. For more information, call 1-866-407-0296 or visit www.creativecircus.edu

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Video Experts Group (VXG) Launches Consumer Lottery Ticket Checker App for Canadian Lotto 6/49 and Ontario 49

Jan 27, 2015


VXG Lotto Scanner was soft launched last week and made available to beta testers and close business associates of VXG.  Since making it available, Lotto Scanner has impressed both industry experts and the users who were lucky enough to test the scanner before it’s released on Google Play later this week.  Currently only the Canadian Lotto 6/49 and Ontario 49 tickets are supported, however VXG has stated that their plans are to support all North American lotteries by the end of 2015.

“Yes I’m excited and for so many reasons.  For example, let me ask you this?” asks Jace Parratti, Director of Sales and Marketing at VXG.  “If you had ten million dollars in your bank account right now, would you let a complete stranger handle your cheque book, bank card, or credit card…behind a counter…completely out of view?  Absolutely not!  Then why would you hand your lottery ticket to that same stranger?  Well, guess what.  Every week tens of millions of Canadians do and they don’t realize how exposed they really are. Now users can check their tickets using their smartphones”

Mr. Parratti references the string of arrests of retailers who scammed loyal customers out of winnings by either swapping tickets or declaring their lottery tickets as losers.  One of the cases highlighted by Parratti was that of Burlington’s Kathleen Chung, who claimed a $ 12.5-million jackpot. The winning ticket was validated at the Burlington store managed by her brother and where her parents worked. Police allege Chung’s father and brother stole the free play ticket in 2003 from its rightful owners after it was validated at the Burlington store.

 “Yes we’ve come a long way since the Kathleen Chung.  Now, there are scanners in every retail store that allow players to check their own tickets, or they can visit their local lottery corporation’s website,” adds Parratti.  “However, we wanted to add a convenience factor.  Now our users can simply use our VXG Lotto Scanner application from the comfort of their own home.”

VXG Lotto Scanner is quick and easy to use.  The user simply places their lottery ticket on a flat surface, opens the application, and places the logo of their lottery ticket within the defined area on their screen.  The application will then compare the user’s numbers with those in the database…and voila!

“Right now the application only analyzes Lotto 6/49 and Ontario 49 tickets, however we are working day and night to build it out nationally and internationally,” continues Parratti.  “It’s really quite simple to use and it only takes a try or two to understand the overall product.  I’m really proud of our team over here.”

VXG Lotto Scanner is available for Android on Google Play for immediate download.  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=vxg.lotto.ont.p&hl=en

About VXG

VXG (Video Experts Group) is a market leader in mobile video technology. Their applications and software development kits are used globally and by various companies who wanted to improve how their content is viewed on mobile devices.  Whether it’s streaming video, security feeds, or video playback, VXG has been a solution for millions of users.

VXG has no affiliation or partnership with Lotto 6/49, OLG, or any other lottery and gaming corporation. Lotto Scanner is only a tool, and should be used as such.  All results are unofficial and players should contact their local lottery for official results.

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The Laymen Playmen, Inc. to present the musical ‘Oliver’

Jan 26, 2015


The Laymen Playmen, Inc. (http://www.laymenplaymen.com/), a community theatre group based in Hatfield, PA, is proud to present Lionel Bart’s award winning musical “Oliver!” as their 28th production. The story has been adapted from Charles Dickens’ novel, ‘Oliver Twist’, the story of a young orphan who finds himself in a variety of predicaments after leaving a dreary life at a local workhouse.

Familiar songs from ‘Oliver’ include “Food Glorious Food,” “Consider Yourself,” “As Long as He Needs Me,” and “Oom-Pah-Pah” and many others. Children and adults will enjoy this production with a talented cast ages 6 – 60!

The show will be presented at the Lansdale United Methodist Church at 300 N. Broad Street in Lansdale PA, 19466.  Proceeds are donated to local charity.

Show dates and times are as follows:

Evening performances are Feb. 5, 6, 7, 8, 14 2015 at 8:00 pm
Matinee performances are Feb. 7, 8, 14, 15 2015 at 2:00 pm

Ticket reservations can be made by calling: 215-368-9484

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Critical Care Pediatrician Annie Sparrow joins the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

Jan 24, 2015


Pediatric Critical Care Physician Dr. Annie Sparrow joins the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

Widely known as the preeminent global meeting on global risk, global development; and effective partnerships between NGOs and international governmental agencies, Dr. Sparrow joins the World Economic Forum bringing critical insights to discussions on effective risk mitigation, disease surveillance; and the coordination and delivery of care in areas of conflict.

Faculty in Global Health at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Annie Sparrow MD, MPH, is Deputy Director of the Human Rights Program and Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health.

A widely recognized expert on the systemic impacts of conflict on children, Dr. Sparrow is a frequent contributor at annual World Economic Forum meetings in Davos; as well as with international news agencies.  Dr. Sparrow and her husband Kenneth Roth JD, Director of Human Rights Watch, had also contributed at the 2014 Annual World Economic Forum Meeting, bringing focus to the critical need for more effective care delivery for children in Syria and surrounding refugee camps.

A first line medical responder to the crisis in Syria, Annie Sparrow MD, MPH, has returned repeatedly to the Syrian border to assist with hands-on training of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine to the eroding framework of clinicians available to care for the children and families of the war-ravaged region.

A Pediatrician specializing in Critical Care and Emergency Medicine, Dr. Sparrow held the appointment of Director of UNICEF’s malaria program in Somalia for the Global Fund against Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, prior to joining the faculty at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Holding a Masters in Public Health from Harvard (2004) Dr. Sparrow has completed field work in Haiti; health education and training of community leaders in northern Afghanistan; clinical work in Darfur; and surveillance in infectious disease for the American Red Cross following Hurricane Katrina.

Dr. Sparrow is globally recognized for her work with the children who survived and witnessed the Genocide in Darfur.  The pivotal documentary, Smallest Witnesses: The Crisis in Darfur Through Children’s Eyes, features the work and research of Pediatrician Dr. Annie Sparrow and Olivier Bercault, a groundbreaking documentary focused upon the impact the crisis in Darfur had on the children who witnesses and survived the Genocide in Darfur region. 

Link to Smallest Witnesses: The Crisis in Darfur Through Children’s Eyes:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMdyhFaxTKE


 For more information contact Dr. Annie Sparrow (New York, New York)    E-mail   anniesparrow@me.com

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Harbinger Systems with QuickFind Numbers named “Best of 2014″ in the Mobile Star Awards

Jan 24, 2015


WA, JANUARY 12, 2015

Harbinger Systems is pleased to announce that QuickFind Numbers (QFN), a highly intuitive travel and navigation application developed by Harbinger for Mapping Innovations Inc has been named one of the best mobile products of year in the 2014 Mobile Star Awards™ program. Mobile Star Awards program is hosted annually by the mobile technology news and directory site MobileVillage.com. Harbinger Systems developed the QuickFind Numbers iOS application which enables navigation and geo location, including off-road positions, in an easier and a more convenient manner. QuickFind Numbers uses a unique eleven digit number, generated by a patented system, to identify a location. Users can easily generate a unique QuickFind Number that helps them to navigate or share their locations with others accurately, to the tune of twenty sq. meters.

The application won the award in two categories:

·         SuperStar Award in the “Mobile GPS or Fleet Tracking” category under Enterprise Mobile Solutions.

·         Shining Star Award in the “Navigation or Travel Mobile App” category under Consumer Mobile Apps.

“We care about our customers’ innovation and their vision,” said Seema Chaudhary, President, Harbinger Systems Inc., “so we developed a better way to provide them with a useful mobile app that increased accuracy of locating or finding a place within no time. To achieve this we used the unique numbering system invented by our customer”.

Dale Luger, Founder, Mapping Innovations Inc. says that “Our vision is to apply our patented technology (Digital Addressing System) in everyday life as well as critical events of life. With Harbinger System’s strong technical teams; we launched apps that make navigation easier as well as have potential to save lives in emergencies. This award recognition among industry leaders confirms our vision. We plan to build many more revolutionary applications to improve the quality of lives around the world”.

The Mobile Star Awards was launched back in 2001 and each year, the program has showcased the best products in categories covering consumer mobile apps, mobile devices, enterprise mobile software or services, technology visionaries, and success stories. Winners are chosen by the nearly ten thousand readers of MobileVillage.com and its bi-weekly “Go Mobile™” email newsletter, which delivers headline summaries and links to the top mobile stories on all of the web’s popular mobile technology sites.

“Winning a Mobile Star Award is a great accomplishment that’s recognized by the entire mobile industry,” says MobileVillage founder and CEO Jon Covington. “Mobile is the fourth great wave of computing, and there are now millions of mobile products competing for our attention. Mobile Star Awards winners and nominees stand out from this crowd as the star innovators to watch and follow”.

About Harbinger Systems:

Harbinger Systems is a leading provider of software engineering services to some of the world’s best product companies. Since 1990, Harbinger has developed a strong customer base worldwide. Harbinger’s customers are software product companies, including hi-tech startups in Silicon Valley, to leading product companies in the US and large in-house IT organizations.

Harbinger Systems services span across enterprise software development, advanced testing services for software ISVs and solution consulting in eLearning. Harbinger is known as a thought leader in eLearning industry and provides solution consulting and technology services to organizations across the globe. Harbinger Systems also has expertise working with niche software ISVs in the security systems domain.

In 2009, Deloitte named Harbinger Systems among the fastest growing technology companies in its Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific and Technology Fast 50 India programs. Harbinger Systems is recognized as a ‘Super Star’ in Annual Mobile Star Awards for year 2013 and 2011. Harbinger Systems is ranked in ‘The Global Outsourcing 100′ listing by International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for three years in a row and in ‘The Global Services Top 100′ IT Service Providers Listing by Cybermedia for consecutive two years, 2012 and 2013.

Harbinger Systems is a part of Harbinger Group. Harbinger Group is a leading global provider of innovative software products and services to companies in over 60 countries.

To know more about Harbinger Systems visit www.harbinger-systems.com

QuickFind Numbers (Part of Mapping Innovations, Inc.) has given every spot in the United States, and soon the WORLD, an identifiable address including deserts, mountains, and lakes.

To know more, visit Mapping Innovations Inc, at www.quickfindnumbers.com/

About MobileVillage / PDA INC.

Since 1993, MobileVillage has been a pioneering market and solution development company dedicated to advancing mobile and wireless technology in a wide range of industries. Visit MobileVillage online at www.mobilevillage.com.

Media Contact:

Saru Sawaikar

General Manager- Marketing and Strategy,

Harbinger Systems

Tel: 91.20.2528.4201



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North Shore-LIJ Health System “Diamond” Sponsor of The Changing Landscape of Healthcare Seminar

Jan 23, 2015



Patient safety organization PULSE of NY is very pleased to announce that the North Shore-LIJ Health System has agreed to be a Diamond Sponsor of PULSE’s upcoming seminar, The Changing Landscape of Healthcare: Impacting Patient Safety.

This second annual Spring Patient Safety Symposium will be held April 20, 2015 in Plainview, NY, and members of the public — especially healthcare professionals — are invited to attend. (Details below.)

Rethinking patient safety

Its keynote speaker will be David Marx, JD, founder and CEO of Outcome Engenuity, a consultancy and training firm dedicated to improving safety cultures across a range of industries.

“We are excited to have David Marx present his ground-breaking ideas and methods at our seminar,” says PULSE of NY president Ilene Corina. “At PULSE of NY we believe that patients and families can be part of the solution. By giving them a voice, we too are part of the ‘Just Culture’ and a partner in that road to improvement.”

Michael J. Dowling, President & CEO of North Shore-LIJ adds, “We are proud to partner with PULSE of NY in support of our shared mission to continually strengthen patient safety wherever care is delivered.

Corina has put out a call for individuals to contribute their personal stories of encounters with the health care system — some stories may be shared at the April 20 seminar.

Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available

Corina notes that Gold and Silver sponsorship opportunities are still available for organizations that want to support this vital educational work and enhance their standing with a very targeted audience. Please see: http://www.pulseofny.org/patientSafetySymposium15.html or call 516-579-4711.

What: PULSE of NY Spring Patient Safety Symposium, “The Changing Landscape of Healthcare: Impacting Patient Safety.” Speaker: David Marx, JD.

When: Monday, April 20, 2015 at 5:00 pm dinner and networking

Where: Holiday Inn, 215 Sunnyside Blvd., Plainview, NY 11803

Cost: Tickets are $ 65 each ($ 50 if ordered by March 20) and include dinner. To reserve your place, click here.

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Chronicle Books to Release Beth Kephart’s New Young Adult Novel, One Thing Stolen

Jan 21, 2015


“If you could see me,” Beth Kephart’s new young adult novel begins. “If you were near.”

These are the words of a young woman facing an inexplicable transformation—a slow loss of language, a retreat from reality, and a powerful obsession with the construction of strange and beautiful nests. They are the words of an American girl in a foreign city—Florence, Italy—whispered, in shame, to the reader.

One Thing Stolen (Chronicle Books, April 8, 2015) is Beth Kephart’s nineteenth book. An award-winning writer who has plumbed the depths of Juarez, Mexico, explored the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and taken readers inside the divided city of 1983 Berlin, Kephart is focused this time on ideas of effacement—setting Nadia’s rare neurological condition against the backdrop of her father’s obsession with the devastating Florentine flood of November 1966. How does anything survive the threat of disappearance? Who can rescue a person who grows increasingly incapable of rescuing herself?

“Three obsessions fueled the writing of this book,” says Kephart. “The first relates to my obsession with obsession itself—and that frighteningly thin line between a whole and dissipating mind. The second is my profound interest in the destructive and renewing power of urban rivers. The third obsession is birds, nests, and the idea of home. Finally this book arose from my love for my students at my alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania. I teach memoir, which is to say the search for truth. I meet young people who inspire me with their own acts of generosity and courage.”

Kephart was named one of Philadelphia’s 50 legacy writers in a 2013/2014 exhibit at the Philadelphia International Airport and is a Radnor High Hall of Famer. She is a National Book Award finalist who has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Pew Fellowships of the Arts, Leeway Foundation, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, among other honors. Going Over (Chronicle Books, 2014) was named a 2014 Booklist Editors’ Choice, the Gold Medal Winner/Historical Fiction of the Parents’ Choice Awards, and many other honors.

Kephart writes monthly for Chicago Tribune and Philadelphia Inquirer and blogs daily at www.beth-kephart.blogspot.com

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CAMWorks for Solid Edge 2015 Released

Jan 20, 2015


Swoosh Technologies announces the release of CAMWorks for Solid Edge 2015. CAMWorks is a feature based CAM software that works to help companies increase productivity and efficiency in machining with intuitive, adaptable automation tools. The latest release for 2015 adds new features to the software and updates the innovative tools already offered

CAMWorks for Solid Edge 2015 brings smarter programming and faster setup and machining times in a way that maximizes user experience. 

Improved User Experience Features

New enhancements to the software include features like TechDB enhancements which allow rotary and tilt axis parameters within the milling machine definition and fixed or free options for 2.5 axis operation defaults. Also included for 2.5 axis mill are the full editing capabilities for interactively defined features. 

Other updated features include Support Lead In/Out Parameters for turn thread operations. material based multiple cutting tool parameters, and tool crib priorities options for turn and mill-turn modules.

Reducing Programming Time

Users can now save time in CAM data updates with an extended ability to run a light rebuild when minimal changes are made to the model.

The new Operation Dialogue Box allows even more control on the tool selection while adding interactive Hole, Mill, and Turning operations. 

Reducing Setup and Machining Times

For setup, CAMWorks Virtual Machine provides a True G-code module which includes controllers from over 24 OEMs. With CAMWorks Volumill, users can reduce machining time of models with more complex geometries — for example, 2 stepped islands can now be automatically machined. Tool life can be extended while roughing times can be reduced by up to 80% with this new release. 

To learn more or to see a demonstration of CAMWorks for Solid Edge in action, please contact Swoosh Technologies today. 

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Lake of the Ozarks Real Estate Year-end Report Indicates Steady Market Growth in 2015

Jan 19, 2015


The odds are in favor of prospective home buyers and home owners in and around the Lake of the Ozarks market in Missouri – and the real estate market in general – this 2015, according to the Betty Ellerbroek Team, RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks, property sale and purchase specialists.

The recently released real estate market reports as compiled by the Betty Ellerbroek Team indicated that overall, 2014 ended as a good solid year in terms of sales and volume. While there were areas that did not perform as well as they did in 2013 in the $ 500,000 to $ 1,000 sales range, residential waterfront sales in the $ 250,000 to $ 500,000 range as well as in the over $ 1,000,000 range outperformed the previous years.

In addition, inventory for 2014 was down from last quarter but not much difference from the same period in 2013. Sales are up from the same quarter in 2013 and the number of days on the market is down from 2014.

“Every year we have fluctuations like this, but overall number of transactions and volume slightly increased in 2014 over what was a great year in 2013,” the team noted, showing volume sales figures that were up by nearly $ 4 million from 2013 at $ 458,631,292 in 2014.

Taking into account the dominant real estate market trends, the Betty Ellerbroek Team reveals that mortgage rates can be expected to head up – particularly as the Federal Reserve has indicated it will increase the federal funds rate, which has an indirect but significant effect on mortgage rates. As credit will continue to be a major factor, new Federal Housing policies may loosen the standards, consequently opening up access to credit to would-be buyers to achieve homeownership.

The Betty Ellerbroek Team emphasizes how situations differ in every market and neighborhood, each with its own unique long term trends in home values reflecting local demand and supply conditions. Nonetheless, the Lake of the Ozarks property purchase and sale experts are confident of a robust 2015 market.

“All indications make me believe that our lake market is positioned for a very promising year in 2015,” said Betty Ellebroek, enticing property sellers to take advantage of the low inventory this year and take the free market analysis. “With an accelerating economic recovery, job and income growth, prospects are good for homeowners and home buyers.”

To find out more about the 2014 Lake of the Ozarks market reports and 2015 projections as compiled by the Betty Ellebroek Team, please visit www.bettyellerbroekteam.com for information.

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