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Ms. Yun-Ju Choi Named New Executive Director of Coalition for a Better Acre – a Massachusetts NonProfit

Ms. Yun-Ju Choi

LOWELL, Mass., April 28, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Following a comprehensive national search, the Board of Directors of the Coalition for a Better Acre in Lowell proudly announces the hiring of Yun-Ju Choi as the organization’s new Executive Director. Coalition for a Better Acre (CBA) is a membership-based community development corporation dedicated to resident empowerment and sustainable community revitalization for current and future residents of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley.

CBA has been led by Interim Executive Director Gregg Davis during the leadership transition following the departure of Emily Rosenbaum, who had served as Executive Director for seven years. Because of its highly effective past leadership, CBA is a remarkably stable organization and well-positioned to transition to new leadership.

Ms. Choi brings over 20 years of experience impacting for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the Greater Boston area, most recently at Madison Park Development Corporation as their Managing Director of Programs and Operations. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Physics from Bowdoin College and a master’s degree in Management from Cambridge College.

“The entire Board of Directors of Coalition of a Better Acre is delighted that Ms. Yun-Ju Choi will become our next Executive Director,” said CBA Board President Elkin Montoya. “We were all very impressed with her qualifications and both board and staff are looking forward to working with her to serve the needs of the Greater Lowell community.”

Ms. Choi begins her term at the Coalition for a Better Acre at the beginning of May.

“I am very excited to join such a great organization that has been working hard for the past 30 years to revitalize this neighborhood and region,” says Choi. “I hope to help the CBA grow and create an even greater impact by working together with the residents, staff, board and the communities we serve.”

The national search and executive transition process for the Coalition for a Better Acre was led by Third Sector New England (www.tsne.org/executive_transitions) and Executive Transition Consultant Claudia Lach. Third Sector New England is a nonprofit organization providing consulting and management resources to help nonprofits better meet their mission and deepen their community impact.

About Coalition for a Better Acre:

Since its founding in 1982, the Coalition for a Better Acre has evolved into one of the most respected community development corporations in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The 501(c)3 organization’s mission is grounded on two key components: affordable housing development and resident engagement through community organizing and resident leadership development. Learn more: http://www.coalitionforabetteracre.org/ .

About Third Sector New England, Inc.:

Since its founding in 1959, Third Sector New England has focused on building the knowledge, power and effectiveness of nonprofits, so they can better help communities leverage resources, solve problems, identify opportunities – and thrive. Third Sector New England serves as an effective capacity builder, fiscal sponsor, convener, trainer, consultant and grant maker to hundreds of nonprofits throughout the region.

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EPIC announces acquisition of Altus Specialty Group’s Program Business

Education Protector BOSTON, Mass., Jan. 21, 2014 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — EPIC (Edgewood Partners Insurance Center www.edgewoodins.com) a retail property, casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, announced today it has acquired certain assets of program specialist Altus Specialty Group (ASG), namely the program book of business (ASG Programs). The acquisition of this business comes on the heels of EPIC’s November 2013 announcement of plans to pursue national expansion, backed by capital from The Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital.

EPIC also recently announced the acquisition of Atlanta’s The McCart Group, a leading regional insurance broker in the Southeastern United States ( http://www.edgewoodins.com/story/news/epic-announces-expansion-to-the-southeast ).

Based in Boston and led by Managing Partner Chris Price and Vice-President of Business Development and Client Services Jon Fador, ASG Programs is the program manager for specialty products and services targeting bowling and family entertainment centers; youth, amateur and semi-professional football leagues; tennis centers and tennis teaching professionals; amateur bass angler fishing leagues and associations; youth and amateur lacrosse leagues; and amateur athlete training facilities. In addition, ASG Programs will bring Education Protector(SM) (EdPro) to the EPIC Specialty and Programs business.

Education Protector is a unique program designed specifically for eligible high school athletes under 21 years old who have received a verbal athletic scholarship offer. This program provides coverage for the window of time between the extension of a Verbal Offer and the formal signing of the Letter of Intent or an athletic grant from an institution of higher learning. When launched, it will be the only coverage of its kind available. Learn more: http://www.educationprotector.com/ .

“The addition of the ASG Programs team is an exciting way to expand EPIC’s presence on the East Coast and add to our already strong Program capabilities,” said EPIC CEO John Hahn. “ASG Programs will soon be launching a unique and innovative insurance product designed to protect the education of elite young athletes who are offered college athletic scholarships. This is just one example of the leading work they are doing in the hospitality, sports, recreation and entertainment markets.”

EPIC has been growing rapidly since its 2007 launch and is currently ranked by Business Insurance Magazine as the eighth largest broker based in the western United States. In addition to nine locations across California, EPIC now counts operations in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver and New York, as the company continues to execute an aggressive national expansion plan.

About EPIC:

EPIC is a unique and innovative retail property & casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage and consulting firm. EPIC has created a values-based, client-focused culture that attracts and retains top talent, fosters employee satisfaction and loyalty and sustains a high level of customer service excellence. EPIC team members have consistently recognized their company as a “Best Place to Work” in multiple regions across California and as a “Best Place to Work in the Insurance Industry” nationally.

The 8th largest broker based in the U.S. West, EPIC has more than 450 team members operating from nine offices across California (Los Angeles, Irvine, Inland Empire, Fresno, Folsom, San Francisco, San Mateo, Petaluma and San Ramon) and in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver and New York.

With more than $100 million in revenues, EPIC ranks among the top 30 retail insurance brokers in the United States. Backed by the Carlyle Group and Stone Point Capital, the company’s strategic plan calls for a dramatic increase in revenue ($250 million by 2018) and further expansion across the country. For additional information, please visit http://www.edgewoodins.com/ .

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Retail Expert Doug Fleener’s Tips for Being Nice to Retail Employees This Holiday Season

Doug Fleener BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Although much of the focus around holiday shopping is on door busting deals and Black Friday madness, retail and customer experience expert Doug Fleener, president and managing partner of retail consultancy Dynamic Experiences Group LLC, says it’s important for shoppers to remember the retail employees who make it all happen.

Working retail is not an easy job, and with extended holiday hours and huge crowds it becomes even more challenging. Fleener says that shoppers who are nice to retail workers not only personally benefit, but also share holiday cheer with those who might just need it right at that moment.

Fleener says, “We all know how stressful the holidays can be, but imagine having to deal with thousands of stressed-out customers. Be nice to retail associates and they’ll be nice – and helpful – to you.”

Here are four ways holiday shoppers can be nice to retail employees:

1. Know that most store employees do care. They want you to be happy and have a good experience, but sometimes things happen that are beyond their control.

2. Treat store employees the way you want you or your family members to be treated. Retail associates take it personally when you get upset or dismiss them. Retail employees are good people who are working to support themselves, work their way through school, or provide for their families – just like you.

3. Be nice. Raising your voice or behaving in a threatening manner is not a good way to persuade someone to help you. You’d be unhappily amazed how often this happens during the holidays. Asking politely stands out, and increases the likelihood of receiving the help you want.

4. Thank a retail associate for keeping local retail and the holiday spirit alive. True, most people now do at least some of their holiday shopping online, but the season wouldn’t be the same without a shopping trip to a local store. It’s local retail employees who make this possible.

Be nice to retail employees and they’ll be nice to you. They might even be able to find that last Black Friday special you’re looking for, or tell you about a register with no line. ‘Tis the season to be nice to retail workers!

For more information visit: http://dynamicexperiencesgroup.com/ .

About Doug Fleener:

Doug Fleener is president and managing partner of Dynamic Experiences Group LLC (DEG), a Lexington, Massachusetts retail and customer experience consulting firm. He is the former director of retail for Bose Corporation, and has also owned and operated his own specialty stores.

Fleener publishes a retail newsletter, “The Weekly Retail Experience,” that focuses on the growth and development of retail stores and staff. He also publishes a popular blog, The Retail Contrarian.

Fleener is available throughout the holiday season to discuss the issues facing retailers this holiday season.

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Free JTAG Boundary Scan Workshop in Boston, Massachusetts

XJTAG ACTON, Mass. and CAMBRIDGE, U.K., Nov. 13, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Etoolsmiths and XJTAG today announced a free JTAG boundary scan training workshop at the Regus Waltham Center, Massachusetts USA on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Free lunch will be provided.

Taking a hands-on approach, the free workshop will be of interest to engineers in design, development, test and production, with a comprehensive introduction to JTAG boundary scan and the IEEE 1149.x standard.

Etoolsmiths and XJTAG’s workshop leaders will explain how JTAG boundary scan can be used in product development to enhance test coverage, reduce respins and to improve fault diagnosis and production yields. The session will also cover how non-JTAG devices can be tested using boundary scan.

“The introduction to boundary scan is great way for engineers involved in design and test to discover how using JTAG can speed up the process of debugging and testing their boards throughout the product lifecycle,” said, Pat Shaughnessy, of Etoolsmiths.

To find out more and book your place for December 3, email us on sales@etoolsmiths.com, call us on 1-800-928-6038 or visit http://www.etoolsmiths.com/boundary-scan-training-class/ .

About Etoolsmiths:

Etoolsmiths ( www.etoolsmiths.com ) is the U.S. sales, technical support and services arm for the XJTAG Boundary SCAN product Line. The company has its headquarters in Acton, Massachusetts. Press inquiries, please contact: Ruth Raymond, rraymond@etoolsmiths.com.

About XJTAG:

XJTAG ( www.xjtag.com ) is a worldwide leading supplier of IEEE Std. 1149.x compliant boundary scan tools, which focuses on innovative product development and high quality technical support. The company has its headquarters in Cambridge, U.K. and works closely with over 50 experienced and professional distributors and technology partners across the globe. XJTAG delivers a diverse range of boundary scan test solutions for clients across a wide range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, medical, manufacturing, networking, and telecommunications.

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Designer Donna Terry Launches Boston Design and Interiors, Inc.: Boston Interior Design Firm Transforms Drawing Room in Famous Glen Magna Estate

Boston Interior Design BOSTON, Mass., Nov. 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Award-winning interior designer Donna Terry recently launched Boston Design and Interiors, Inc., located at 75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA. The company provides discriminating clients with a full range of interior design services, from single room remodeling and decorating to extensive multi-tiered design projects for estates.

The firm’s niche is in the use of design elements rooted in a historical style. They go beyond the terms traditional, transitional, and contemporary and expose their clients to the various period styles that form a continuum between past and present as a basis for their design scheme. From the English to American Arts and Crafts movement to Art Deco and Midcentury Modern design, Donna Terry’s extensive knowledge of era-appropriate design elements for window treatments, furniture, tile and moldings is one of her firm’s greatest assets.

“Our interior design schemes often include creating interior architectural detailing – designing ornate wrought iron railings, fireplace mantles, built-ins and floor inlays,” says Terry. “We provide our own drawings, and manage the process from fabrication to installation. This in particular allows us to provide real value to the client – in terms of not only making a significant impact in the comfort and functionality of their home but also many of these improvements increase the real monetary value to the home itself.”

In one home, which underwent two full-scale remodeling ventures, Terry worked off the architecture of the home by acclaimed Royal Barry Wills Associates in the tradition of Frank Lloyd Wright. Throughout the home she utilized many of the stylistic influences of the Arts and Crafts movement – use of naturalized forms as motifs, craftsmanship in wood and metalwork, natural elements like copper and natural materials like domestic slate. Complementing the open-plan design and the time period the house was built, the home was furnished in a mid century modern style.

To view this project in its entirety click here: http://goo.gl/zxfXBe .

In another newly built contemporary home, Terry embraced the modern aesthetic more closely associated with the early part of the 20th century. Pattern was used in this home pared down to checkerboard, squares and circles, an aesthetic often used by the Weiner Werkstatte (Vienna Workshops). Terry tempered these geometrics with the purposeful use of spirals and sensuous curves to impart a less harsh and more feminine quality to the design. This home’s dining room won a Design Award from the International Furnishings and Design Association and Design New England. To view this project in its entirety click here: http://goo.gl/KWzAVT .

CEO and lead designer Terry, with nearly 20 years of award-winning experience in design, serves clients in Boston, New England, and beyond.

While the Back Bay address is convenient for Boston and Metro West clients, Terry continues to enjoy a high-profile presence on the North Shore. The Danvers Historical Society has awarded her the largest room in the Glen Magna mansion to design for the society’s fund-raising project to preserve the National Historic Landmark building – the Derby Summer House – that sits on the property. Glen Magna is the former summer retreat of the Peabody-Endicott family, first purchased by shipping magnate George Peabody – at one time one of the wealthiest men in the United States.

With an expertise in Art Deco and Neoclassical design styles, Terry is returning the 20 foot by 40 foot drawing room back to the 1930′s. She is using the Egyptian fireplace, which the Endicotts bought in Egypt, as the starting point for her design scheme. To view Terry’s hand-drawn rendering of a section of the soon-to-be transformed drawing room and learn more about her design planning on this project – visit her blog at: http://bostondesignandinteriors.com/donna-terry-to-design-famous-glen-magna-estates-drawing-room/ .

To view more of the firm’s projects and learn more about the interior design services offered in greater detail, visit her new firm’s site http://bostondesignandinteriors.com/ .

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Banks Flock to Financial Education to Drive Sales

Truebridge Financial MarketingBOSTON, Mass., May 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Truebridge Financial Marketing, which provides banks and credit unions with a financial education marketing system, announces the addition of 28 new clients in just six months. More and more banks and credit unions are discovering that financial education, properly delivered, is a cost effective way to generate sales for all business lines, from deposits and loans to investments, insurance and trust.

“People are looking for help, and will do business with the one that is there to provide it,” says Stewart Rose, President of Truebridge (www.truebridge.com).

“By leveraging our many retail delivery channels including our branches, website, email, and social media, we are able to start dialogues with customers and set up more sales appointments without adding a lot of extra cost,” says Ann-Cabell Williams, SVP/Retail Executive at EVB Bank in Virginia that recently signed on ( http://learn.bankevb.com/ ).

Financial institutions know that regulators look favorably on this approach. The FDIC, FINRA and the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau all offer financial education and encourage the banks to do the same.

This industry shift from a product focus to a relationship focus is built on solid ground. A Forrester Research survey of 26,000 online households reported that people are 43 percent more likely to buy a financial product around a life event. “Any financial institution can sell product, but being there for someone when they need your advice during a life event makes you a trusted advisor, instead of a salesman,” says Joyce M. Dye, SVP, Strategic Planning, Redstone Federal Credit Union, Huntsville, Alabama.

About Truebridge:
Truebridge, founded in 2000, provides financial institutions with the Smart Life Connect education-based marketing system that helps banks and credit unions market more of their products to a wider range of customers via multiple delivery channels, thereby increasing customer loyalty and profitability. In addition, Truebridge offers a wide range of marketing services to financial institutions. Learn more at: http://www.truebridge.com/ .

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WomenLEAD, Inc announced today their Partnership with Sheryl Sandberg’s LeanIn

Ilene FischerBOSTON, Mass., March 12, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WomenLEAD, Inc announced today their partnership with Sandberg’s LeanIn to revolutionize mentorship with a powerful woman-to-women online network. Boston-based WomenLEAD is committed to disrupting and revolutionizing the career mentorship model with an online network and personal advisory board platform, for women by women.

By Partnering with LeanIn, WomenLEAD will be able to make a bigger impact in the world and fulfill its mission: To create and accelerate gender parity in the workplace; to make a positive financial impact on the global economy by establishing a network in which women support women in developing themselves as local to global leaders.

WomenLEAD, CEO and Founder, Ilene Fischer knows what it takes to create leaders. With 20 years in leadership development and organizational change working with management gurus Peter Senge and Tom Peters, she said, “If all of the organizations dedicated to women’s advancement worked together we would collectively accelerate the enormous global impact that women can make. I applaud Sandberg’s ‘LeanIn’ for publicly supporting the advancement of women as leaders, Leaning into their career; and creating a foundation for the success of families, communities and economies.”

WomenLEAD was launched to address issues of gender parity. In the U.S. for entry level professional positions there is gender parity, yet there are only 14 percent women in the in executive positions. Individually women need to accelerate in becoming local to global leaders. Organizations need support in retaining and advancing women.

WomenLEAD will:
* Offer access to a personally customized 20-member advisory board who will know member challenges, strengths and aspirations; bringing collective experience and wisdom to support their goals.
* Participate in communities organized around industry, job function, and special areas of concern.
* Develop new perspectives and skills through a rich library of training videos and reference material.

To find out more and get early access to WomenLEAD, simply submit your email at: http://www.womenleadinc.com/ .

* Photo Caption: WomenLEAD, CEO and Founder, Ilene Fischer.

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Truebridge Acquires Bank-Brokerage Consulting Firm

CEO Stewart Rose, CEO Dick Ayotte, American Brokerage Consultants, Truebridge Inc, financial services marketing, financial services, increase revenue, banks, credit unions, American brokerage, truebridge, investments, insurance, life events, communicating with customersBOSTON, Mass., Feb. 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Truebridge, Inc., a Boston-based financial services marketing firm for banks and credit unions, has acquired American Brokerage Consultants of St. Petersburg, Florida. The announcement was made today by Stewart Rose, CEO of Truebridge (www.truebridge.com).

“They are uniquely qualified to help banks and credit unions significantly improve their ability to cross sell,” says Rose.

American Brokerage Consultants was established in 1987 by its CEO, Dick Ayotte and has been managed by him for its 26-year history. Ayotte was one of the original developers of Invest Financial Corp., the nation’s first securities broker-dealer to provide retail investment services through banks. When Invest was acquired by Kemper in 1986, Ayotte started American Brokerage Consultants. The company’s national studies provide a plethora of statistical data that help financial institutions measure their performance relative to their peers.

“The data,” says Ayotte, “helped us identify the key factors that promote growth, generate fee income, and increase share of wallet and profitability. Through our study of retail brokerage, we gained a solid understanding of the challenges and opportunities to growing many lines of business including investments, insurance, trust, and financial institution owned insurance agencies.”

Many of these business lines that were once considered ancillary are becoming more mainline, as banks continue to search for ways to increase revenue. “The consumer should see their financial institution through a single lens, not a bunch of separate product silos,” according to Rose. “One key to success is improving integration by harnessing the power of the retail bank to support all business lines.”

It is no question that times are changing. Fewer people visit bank branches as a rapidly increasing number of touch points are now digital. “The ways of communicating with customers need to change as well,” says Rose, “both where and how. A longer list of product messages isn’t the answer. Financial institutions need to communicate on the consumers’ terms, providing information to make better decisions, especially around life events when they are 43 percent more likely to buy a financial product.”

Ayotte notes that “It is clear from the many industry peer group and statistical comparisons we have done at American Brokerage that many financial institutions are doing only a fraction of the business they could be doing. My role at Truebridge is to make the industry aware of the innovative and efficient solutions that are available to fix this problem and explore the development of new product and distribution opportunities.”

More information: http://www.truebridge.com/ .

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The Traveling Vineyard Joins Forces with Award-Winning Food Bloggers

IPSWICH, Mass., Jan. 25, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Traveling Vineyard has unveiled a new Food and Wine Pairings section of their website complete with detailed explanations for why certain dishes marry with particular Traveling Vineyard wines and links to cooking instructions. The new web content is the result of several unique relationships with award-winning food bloggers from across the U.S. as well as Indonesia and Italy.

Several food bloggers have been winners in SAVEUR magazine’s Annual Best Food Blog contest and have been featured in the popular food and wine publications of The Harvard Common Press, one of the nation’s leading publishers of high-quality cookbooks.

The new food and wine web pages include mouth-watering recommendations for your dining table, engaging photography, and light-hearted commentary. Each exclusive Traveling Vineyard wine is paired with multiple recipes. In turn, each recipe provides recommendations for multiple Traveling Vineyard selections that work with the recipe. The website will be regularly updated with fresh food and wine content as more experts join forces with The Traveling Vineyard.

Rick Libby, Traveling Vineyard’s Chief Grape Stomper and Head Cheerleader stated, “One of our main missions is to take the intimidation out of wine. This enhancement to our website brings fun, useful food pairings and wine education to our wine-loving audience. After attending one of our in-home wine-tasting events or receiving our wine as a gift, customers can return to our website for wine information that will enhance their wine-drinking pleasure.

“This wine content also capitalizes on the growing segment of food media. It is particularly relevant with the increasing popularity of Pinterest, as so much of the food and wine experience is visual. Visitors can browse our online cellar, comment on both food and wine suggestions and share their interest with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. It allows us to have helpful dialogue with our wine lovers.”

Rick remarks, “Our wines end up in the hands of many wine lovers beyond those that attend our in-home wine tasting events. This is an opportunity for us to reach those wine lovers with value-added wine knowledge to deepen their enjoyment of our wines. Our food and wine pairing content provides much more than what you see on the back of a wine label. It helps consumers better understand the interaction between food and wine.”

For more information about Traveling Vineyard wines, please visit http://www.travelingvineyard.com/ .

About The Traveling Vineyard:
The Traveling Vineyard brings the romance of a vineyard tasting room to the privacy of your home. Our Independent Wine Consultants will lead you and your guests through a fun and educational wine tasting event at no charge. Our team has been sourcing, blending and bottling worldwide boutique wines for over 25 years. With thousands of awards to our credit, we bring these exclusive wines to your living room.

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Localization LLC Translations Continues to Expand Into New Boston and New England Markets Offering Translation and Language Services

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Localization LLC Translations is happy to announce its newest location in Boston, Massachusetts at One Boston Place (201 Washington Street, Suite 2600). This new location is the result of the expanding need for translation and language service in today’s challenging business market. Certified translation and transcription services, such as Localization LLC, have expanded as law firms, government agencies, and medical companies need both reliable and confidential service to approach the new international markets.

Medical Translation and Interpreting services alone have grown 35 percent in the past year, as more and more local businesses realize the need for reaching a new audience.

The new location of Localization LLC Translations will also incorporate several new language services to the Boston business community. The company will continue to offer certified translation and transcription services in over 50 languages, as well as consecutive and simultaneous interpreting in Spanish, French, Japanese, and Chinese.

To introduce the company and its new services to Boston, Localization LLC Translations will be offering a 15 percent discount to new clients in the area, and will be meeting with local business leaders and government agencies over the next few months, helping introduce the idea of marketing, translation, interpreting and transcription, as well as continuing with linguistic research & development to solve some of the communication challenges faced by organizations and individuals in today’s global economy.

About Localization LLC Translations:
Localization LLC Translations Boston is a full service translation company providing comprehensive translation, localization and multimedia services in over 50 languages. With offices in both Boston Massachusetts, and Cleveland, Ohio, Localization, LLC Translations continues to provide language services to our clients in Boston, Chicago, Washington D.C., San-Francisco, London, Mexico City and Paris to name a few.

For more information about Localization LLC Translations, and its certified translation, transcription, and interpreting – visit http://www.localizationllc.com/ or call 617-671-0523.

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New Concept in Retirement Planning Announced by Omni Publishing Co.

BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Omni Publishing Co. announces the launch of a new concept in retirement planning with a Dec. 4, 2012, seminar designed to address the non-financial, soft-side of retirement.

According to Publisher Henry Quinlan, most retirement planning focuses strictly on financial planning, with little attention devoted to the soft side of retirement. This is an unbalanced approach that often leaves the retiree befuddled by emotional issues that arise that money cannot address.

In preparing for retirement, many often overlook the opportunity to build a new rewarding life for possibly the next 25 to 30 years. Paying attention to the so-called soft side of retirement asks you to consider – what will your day-to-day life look like? This is the threshold question.

Attendees to the seminar “Building Your Emotional Pension” will be presented with the planning tools that will enable them to map out a retirement that works.

For example, new issues often arise in retirement for married couples. Anticipating these types of challenges and planning how to handle them will minimize any negative impact for most married couples.

Introspection and planning help soon-to-be retirees avoid the potential dangers that exist in having empty and unrewarding days, which can lead to depression and alcohol and/or drug abuse.

Seminar attendees will leave with the tools to make a flexible retirement plan that works, starting them on a new stage of life that will bring its own rewards and satisfactions.

Building Your Emotional Pension offers the following:

* Tools to fill the newly acquired 200 hours a month of free time with activities that are rewarding and self-satisfying.

* An understanding of the issues that may arise for individuals and partners in a marriage, and how to respond to them in a manner that will enhance retirement.

* A look at how issues of anxiety and identity-shift emerge for almost everyone at retirement – and how they should be confronted, not ignored.

In addition to Publisher Quinlan, seminar experts include James Ring, retired from the FBI; Judy Beatrice, professional trainer/coach; Dr. Sherry Johnson, certified nurse psychotherapist; and Joe Dionne, retired librarian/business manager, and self-described “angry old man.”

The seminar will take place on Dec. 4, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Conference Center at Bentley University, Waltham, Mass. Visit http://www.emotionalpension.com/ for details and registration.

* Photo Caption: Publisher Henry Quinlan.

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WEST’s Ten-Month Leadership Development Program: Leading for Impact: A Journey of Self-Discovery, Career Success and Community Contribution

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 6, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Out of its commitment to help women, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is launching a ten-month leadership program to develop women in their STEM careers as leaders so that they consistently make a difference in the organizations they serve and in the world.

The core to the program is that each participant collaboratively creates a ten-month impossible project that makes either a societal or organizational impact. The design, development and implementation of an impossible project serves as a laboratory for learning leadership development.

The structure of the program will have two women leaders advise a cohort of ten women STEM professionals seeking to develop their leadership skills over ten-months. The cohorts of twelve will meet every month.

The cohorts will be made up of early and mid-career women.

Additionally, each of the ten members of the cohort will mentor college students majoring in STEM fields, so that the participants learn how to mentor. Participants will also be sharing their impossible projects with their mentees, inspiring them to take on projects for impact that may seem impossible.

Each cohort and their ten mentees will meet twice during the ten months to build deeper relationships and share what they are learning about. Lessons to be learned include: implementing their impossible projects, being a mentor, and being mentored.

Women STEM professionals will be developed as leaders. This will be accomplished through the development of designing and implementing their impossible project, what they are learning from their project, the monthly leadership development circle meetings, and by mentoring other women.

Each participant will assess their leadership strengths and gaps, establish a baseline of leadership skills and abilities, design a roadmap to bridge the gap in their leadership skills and abilities. Aside from personal success, each participant will create measurable results for the ten-month program. Such results include what each participate will be accomplish in their jobs as a result of developing their leadership skills and abilities as well as the impact they will have mentoring women junior to them. Most importantly, participants will learn to develop and engage others in the development of a vision for their project and learn successfully to mentor one another.

In the course of the program, participants will learn how to influence others without authority along with learning how to navigate the landscape of their organization to ensure success. Participants will also learn how to network so that they can engage others and get support for their projects. Additionally, participants will learn how to market and make their projects visible.

This impactful leadership development program will start in September of 2012 and end in July of 2013.

STEM women professionals will meet with their cohorts monthly and with the women they are mentoring monthly as well.

The program builds a network of mentoring, personal and leadership development.

This program is only open to WEST members.

For more information, visit http://www.westorg.org/ .

About WEST:
WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is a 501(c)3 Massachusetts based non-profit. WEST’s mission is to promote, advance, and develop women in Science, Engineering, and Technology as leaders, advocates, C-level executives and thought leaders that make a profound difference in the communities they serve.

WEST is a community and a forum, for early, mid-career, executive and entrepreneurial women. Through participation our members become inspirational leaders and role models for their teams, organizations and businesses.

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WEST Ensures Visibility for Board Members: CEO Kip Hollister is the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award winner in New England

BOSTON, Mass., June 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WEST, Advancing Women in the Business of Science and Technology, continues its mission to bring visibility to woman leaders by nominating Kip Hollister as Entrepreneur of the Year in Service and Kip was awarded the honor. WEST demonstrated its key success factor of Visibility by nominating two advisory board members: Kip Hollister, CEO Hollister, a leading staffing firm, and Barbara Lynch, James Beard Award Winning Chef and serial restaurateur; to the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the year.

Both Kip and Barbara were chosen as finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2012 Award. During a special gala honoring all of the finalists, Kip was selected by an independent panel of judges and the award was presented at a special gala on Thursday, June 21, 2012.

The award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.

“It was a very exciting night for WEST having two advisory board members as finalists for the Ernst & Young New England Entrepreneur of the Year – and having Kip win the New England award in service,” said Ilene Fischer, said Ilene Fischer Executive Director of WEST. “It was a demonstration of WEST’s commitment to ensuring visibility for its entrepreneurial women.”

“I am humbled by this award and am always seeking to improve as a leader and entrepreneur,” said Kip Hollister. “It is my staff I have to thank who are always up for the challenges I put in front of them when it comes to leadership development, and excellence in service delivery.” Kip is committed to creating a workplace based on values, and building a corporate culture to last. She is also dedicated to the community and workforce development initiatives, which led to developing a training division within Hollister to deliver Leadership and Communication programs.

WEST, Advancing Women in the Business of Science & Technology’s focus on key success factors in STEM to be successful in their career, as researched through studies by Catalyst, Harvard Business School and the Anita Borg Institute: They are Performance, Visibility, Leadership experience and Sponsorship.

Both finalists were honored at the evening gala with a video created to highlight their work. WEST plans to nominate Barbara Lynch again to continue to support her extraordinary work in nutrition, and in hospitality.

Barbara said, “I was so honored to be with so many entrepreneurs, and I am a thrilled WEST will nominate me next year, now I am in it to win it.”

Now in its 26th year, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Jeff Bezos of Amazon.com, Michael Dell of Dell Inc., Herb Kelleher of Southwest Airlines, Fred Smith of FedEx, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Richard Schulze of Best Buy, Andrew Mason of Groupon, Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn, and many more.

As a New England regional award winner, Kip is now eligible for consideration for the National Entrepreneur Of The Year 2012 Award. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the National Entrepreneur Of The Year Overall Award winner, will be announced at the annual awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2012. The awards are the culminating event of the Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum(R), the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

More information: http://www.westorg.org/

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WEST Hosts Executive Dinner on The Economic impact of Women on Boards

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., June 11, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Out of its commitment to having women on Boards, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology hosted an executive dinner on June 6, 2012 at the Hotel Marlowe Cambridge. The topic of this program was a panel discussion on “The Economic Impact of Women on Boards.”

WEST Executive Director, Ilene Fischer honored and acknowledged 26 Massachusetts companies that have 20 percent or more women on their board.

The companies with the most percentage of women on board are as followed: Cambridge Bancorp with 41 percent women on their board and Hologic with 38 percent. It also includes American Tower Corporation, Avid Technology, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Commonwealth Financial Network, Talbots, The TJX Companies which all have 33 percent women on their board. Cubist Pharmaceuticals, along with Boston Private Financial Holdings have 30 percent. Other companies that were acknowledged were: Eaton Vance Corporation with 29 percent, Akamai Technologies and Boston Scientific Corporation with 27 percent, Biogen Idec and Staples with 25 percent of women on their board, Century Bancorp and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company with 23 percent, Abt Associates, Boston Properties, Courier Corporation, Water Corporation, and ZipCar with 22 percent, Alkermes, Charles River Pharmaceuticals, and Five Star Quality Care with 20 percent women on their boards.

After Executive Director of WEST, Ilene Fischer acknowledged those Massachusetts companies with 20 percent or more women on boards, a lively discussion about the Economic Impact of Women on Boards ensued with the following panelists: Steven Grossman, Massachusetts State Treasurer; Stephanie Sonnabend, founder of Women on Boards 2020 and President Sonesta Hotels; Linda Whitlock, lead director of Cambridge Trust, and Pat Flynn, trustee and professor of Economics at Bentley University.

The discussion was moderated by Kim Zeoli, who is the senior partner of Deloitte and Touche LLP’s National Business Risk Advisory Practice.

A majority of the women who attended the Executive Women’s Dinner participate on non-profit boards, while only a dozen stated they participated on corporate boards.

The key question of the evening was – “Why is gender equality important on corporate boards?”

According to Linda Whitlock, the lead director of Cambridge Trust, gender equality is important on corporate boards because “the company sees more profitability and a higher return on investment where there are more women on boards.” In addition, Whitlock also says, “diversity on boards encourages better decisions because there are multiple perspectives in play.”

Steven Grossman, Massachusetts State Treasurer also believes that gender equality on board is important. In response, Grossman says, “We are not only maximizing our interests but also our values.” Referring to the extraordinary performance of those companies with three or more women on their board, treasurer Grossman said “Words are words, promises are promises, but only performance is reality.” To impact getting more women on boards Grossman reminded the audience “You can effectuate change by standing on the table and being an equity partner.”

Stephanie Sonnabend, founder of Women on Boards 2020 is also another strong activist for gender equality on board. She says, “Women tend to think more long-term rather than short-term. They think more holistically, and socially. Women also tend to evaluate risk in comparison to men. It makes good business sense.”

The evening was extremely successful. The attendees realize that the lack of women on boards is a pressing issue.

To solve this issue, Sonnabend says, “We need to stick together and advocate for each other.”

At the end of the evening Grossman reflects, “The fact that there is an inadequate pool of women who are qualified to be on boards is absolutely ludicrous.”

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About WEST:
WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is a 501(c)3 Massachusetts based non-profit. WEST’s mission is to promote, advance, and develop women in Science, Engineering, and Technology as leaders, advocates, C-level executives and thought leaders that make a profound difference in the communities they serve.

WEST is a community and a forum, for early, mid-career, executive and entrepreneurial women. Through participation our members become inspirational leaders and role models for their teams, organizations and businesses. More information: http://www.westorg.org.

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Two Members on WEST’s Advisory Board – Finalists for the New England Region Ernst and Young Entrepreneurial of the Year Award

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Out of its commitment to having women leaders be visible, WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology, nominated two members of their Advisory Board – Kip Hollister and Barbara Lynch for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Both Kip and Barbara have been announced as finalists for the New England Region Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial of the Year Award for 2012.

WEST’s vision is to promote, advance, and develop women in Science, Engineering, and Technology as leaders and, C-level executives; that make a profound difference in the communities they serve.

WEST’s model on the key success factors for women in STEM is based on research from Catalyst, the Anita Borg Institute and Harvard Business School. The research confirms that the four areas for women to focus on to ensure success in their careers are Performance, Visibility, Leadership Experience and Sponsorship.

WEST’s commitment to having women leaders be visible is what motivated Ilene Fischer, Executive Director WEST and advisory board member for Mass High Tech’s Women to Watch Awards to nominate two out the twenty women that became 2012 Women to watch: Jennifer Chayes, Managing Director of both Microsoft Research Centers; NY and Boston and Bonnie Fendrock, CEO Hepregen.

It is out of this same commitment to women leaders being visible that WEST Board member Nikki Borman, former Ernst and Young employee, nominated both Kip Hollister and Barbara Lynch for 2012 Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial of the Year Award.

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is awarded to several entrepreneurs across the globe.

WEST nominated Kip Hollister, who is the founder and CEO of Hollister Inc. In 1988, Kip Hollister had a dream of eliminating the transactional nature of the staffing industry. Her goal was to build an organization driven by values and relationships while guiding both candidates and clients through the real challenges associated with a continuously evolving job market. In 2009, those values and relationships shaped Hollister Inc. into one of the premier recruiting firms in Massachusetts, and today, it serves national clients.

WEST also nominated Barbara Lynch, founder and CEO of Barbara Lynch Gruppo and WEST advisory board member. Barbara Lynch is a James Beard Award-winning, and one of Boston’s and the country’s leading chefs. She is one of 5 women Michelin star chefs in the world. She is an entrepreneur – managing the operations of eight concept restaurants and employs over 200 people. In 2011, Barbara Lynch along with the Gruppo team launched an initiative dedicated to educating healthy, sustainable eating habits through hands-on learning in gardens and classrooms at Boston’s at-risk schools they created a non-profit called Meet the Worms.

Ilene Fischer, Executive Director of WEST said, “Promoting women leaders to be visible is a core value of WEST. We are delighted that we have been able to nominate such extraordinary women and role models.”

Both highly talented nominees for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial of the Year Award are members of WEST’s advisory board and have made it to the finalist round for New England for 2012.

Results of the E&Y Award will be given on June 21, 2012.

About WEST:
WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is a 501(c)3 Massachusetts based non-profit. WEST’s mission is to promote, advance, and develop women in Science, Engineering, and Technology as leaders, advocates, C-level executives and thought leaders that make a profound difference in the communities they serve.

WEST is a community and a forum, for early, mid-career, executive and entrepreneurial women. Through participation our members become inspirational leaders and role models for their teams, organizations and businesses. More information: http://www.westorg.org .

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WEST Holds Career Mentoring Evening for 80 Girl Scouts

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology hosted a Career Mentoring event for 80 Girl Scouts that ranged from grades 4 to 12. WEST taps into its community of women scientist, engineers and technologist as career mentors to hold events for young girls as well as early and mid career women.

On Friday, May 11, 2012, WEST held a Career Mentoring event for 80 Girl Scouts from Eastern Massachusetts made possible by the Mathworks who sponsored the event, and by Microsoft who provided WEST with the venue.

In all, there were 12 WEST career mentors for the Girl Scouts; the future leaders of science, engineering and technology. The career mentors included: dental hygienist, systems architect, molecular biologist, video game inventor, electrical engineer, environmental engineer, chemical engineer, post-doctor in biology, serial entrepreneur and a pharmacist.

Having women role models representing different career paths for the young girls show them that it is possible for women to work in science, engineering and technical fields. The Girls Scouts were inspired by this event and realized that professions are not limited to any gender, or in general, any person.

One Girl Scout said, “I didn’t know there were so many different things you could do when you are older and to never give up.”

Another young girl proclaimed, “No matter what, there is something out there for everyone.”

The Career Mentoring Event was also rewarding for the career mentors as well.

One mentor was moved by girls’ aspirations to become professionals in Science and Technology. She said, “It is exciting to see many young women who want to go into Science and Technology, you have all inspired me.”

While another mentor was impressed with the young ladies’ enthusiasm with activities inside and outside the classroom, she said, “I was really impressed with how articulate these ladies were in describing what they were passionate about inside and outside of the classroom. I want to encourage them to do things inside and outside the classroom.”

Ilene Fischer, WEST’s Executive Director said “WEST has a membership of 500-plus women in science, engineering and technology, they are great role models and career mentors for these young girls. This is WEST’s way of giving back and of developing the future leaders in Science and Technology.”

The event was successful, an unforgettable, life changing event for the girls, their parents and the mentors. By the end of the evening, the Girl Scouts, parents, and career mentors were moved and inspired by the new possibilities they had in front of them.

More information: http://www.westorg.org or ifischer@westorg,org.

About WEST:
WEST: Advancing Women in Science and Technology is a 501(c)3 Massachusetts based non-profit. WEST’s mission is to promote, advance, and develop women in Science, Engineering, and Technology as leaders, advocates, C-level executives and thought leaders that make a profound difference in the communities they serve.

WEST is a community and a forum, for early, mid-career, executive and entrepreneurial women. Through participation our members become inspirational leaders and role models for their teams, organizations and businesses.

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Remspec Brings Mid-IR Fiber Production On-Line

STURBRIDGE, Mass., May 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Remspec Corporation is pleased to announce that it has completed the technology transfer and an upgrade of the mid-IR optical fiber manufacturing process originally developed by Amorphous Materials Inc. of Garland, Texas. This means that in addition to meeting its own needs for high grade mid-IR (2 µm to 11 µm) fiber Remspec can now supply high quality low-cost fiber to meet the general needs of the optical device community.

The unique technology used in this process allows the production of high numerical aperture fiber in high volume at less than half the cost of competing technologies. The capacity of Remspec’s facility for 500/600 µm core/clad fiber is over 20 km per year with other sizes available to volume purchasers. This fiber, while not suitable for high power laser applications is, with its high numerical aperture (0.6), well suited for spectroscopy, pyrometry and other low power applications. Unclad fiber is also available and is suitable for distributed chemical sensors.

This development makes Remspec the only fully integrated producer of mid-IR fiber-optic spectroscopy systems. “Being in full control of the manufacturing process from drawing fiber to manufacturing the final system will enable industry leading quality and consistency in our products,” according to the company’s president.

As part of the transfer process Remspec has invested in equipment improvements that have led to better yields and product consistency.

About Remspec:
Remspec, with manufacturing located in Charlton, Massachusetts, was founded in 1993 to pioneer and develop the market for fiber-optic probes and chemical sensors that operate in the mid infrared or fingerprint region of the optical spectrum. Since then, Remspec has been the leader in development and manufacture of cables, spectroscopic probes, and integrated systems using mid-IR optical fiber. Products such as ReactionView® for real-time reaction monitoring, SpotView® for trace surface analysis and cleaning validation, ArtView™ for non-destructive analysis of paintings and museum objects, and TissueView™ for in-vivo evaluation of skin and other tissue, are all technology leaders in their fields.

Information about the fiber products may be found at http://www.ir-fiber.com .

Product and pricing inquiries can be directed to sales@ir-fiber.com.

Information about spectroscopy products may be found at http://www.remspec.com .

Product and pricing inquiries can be directed to sales@remspec.com.

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New Book Release – Fiction: Thriller Weaves War Crimes, Cult Religion, Domestic Terrorism into Major Threat to U.S.

MARSHFIELD, Mass., May 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Writers Glen Publications announces the release of “The Gospel of Ashes” (ISBN: 978-0-9825892-2-9), a thriller, by author Lloyd R. Prentice.

Plot: While searching for Phan’s missing daughter, Boston residents Mei Li Phan and Landry Carmichael stumble into a massive conspiracy. Their search threatens powerful forces seeking radical change. So now – they must die. The conspiracy: nuke a major American city.

Phan and Carmichael framed as terrorists. Hunted by authorities. Killers hard on their heels. Where can they go? Who can they trust? But past is prologue. Mei Li Phan is not what she seems; Carmichael no stranger to violence. They must each relive painful history to muster the strength, courage, and cunning to survive – and more, to save the lives of millions.

According to the Council of Foreign Relations “…roughly two-thirds of terrorism in the United States was conducted by non-Islamic American extremists from 1980-2001; and from 2002-2005, it went up to 95 percent.”

Says military theorist John Robb, “Strategic attacks are possible with a network of less than 70 people.”

Author Lloyd R. Prentice says, “I’m a close follower of current events. The politics of war crimes, cult religion, and domestic terrorism fascinate and, frankly, terrify me. The Gospel of Ashes asks ‘what if?’”

Scheduled for June 2012 release by Writers Glen Publications, “The Gospel of Ashes,” ISBN 978-0-9825892-2-9, is distributed through Ingram Book Company and can be purchased through Amazon and other major on line booksellers, from independent bookstores by request, or direct from the publisher at: sales@writersglen.com.

Website and media resources: http://thegospelofashes.com .

Review copies available to qualified reviewers and booksellers.

Previous fiction by Lloyd R. Prentice includes “Freein’ Pancho,” a novel, and “Aya Takeo,” a graphic novel for web and print, illustrated by internationally recognized manga artist Sonia Leong.

Author Prentice has a graduate degree in public affairs communication from Stanford University; studied creative writing at San Francisco State College (now San Francisco State University).

Prentice lives in Marshfield, Massachusetts, with his wife, medical writer Laurie Beckelman.

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Harvard, Oxford Students Building New Network for Planetary Change

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Students from Harvard and Oxford, in cooperation with the World Mind Network, Peer to Peer Media Group, and the Creative Commons Initiative, are building a new social network dedicated to using advanced Web and Smart Phone tools to achieve goals in social change, academic research, environmental improvement, education, cultural preservation, and worldwide online discussion of important issues.

According to World Mind Network Co-Director Sarah Mendel, many of the students were attendees at events sponsored by HSMBB (The Harvard Society for Mind, Brain, and Behavior). Other participants include Dr. Javier Ogembo of the Harvard Medical School and Irina Higgins of the Oxford Foundation for Theoretical Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence.

Texting, tweeting, Facebooking, microblogging, online video and cell phone apps are not new to students. What is new is the efficient use of all their capabilities in combination to reach important aims in a few hours which the traditional brick-and-mortar academic world would take months or years to accomplish.

The key is the creation of protocols which serve as formulae for easily setting up Internet based projects which achieve well-defined goals, are infinitely replicable, grow by themselves through social networks, and enable each student to carve out a Web niche which serves as the Internet’s focal point for the student’s chosen issue. In practice, this means that each student is experimenting with making their work more public, and yet more personal, at the same time.

Says WMN advisor Wolfram Ruisdael “The Cloud of knowledge, creativity, innovation, and even wisdom represented by the Internet is now incomprehensibly vast. Its power to solve both traditional and new human problems is almost infinite, but until now Humanity has not really demanded the efficient use of it to refine theories instantly, generate new ideas, build communities, and get innovative thinking from where it originates to where it is needed. Students, because of their familiarity with these technologies, are the natural creators of the new change-making networks.”

Other student participants have come from Duke, Caltech, Rutgers, the Ecole Polytechnique in France, Beijing and Tsinghua Universities in China, the University of Delhi, the Federal University of Parana in Brazil, and the University of Witwatersrand.

Crucial to many of the new protocols are programs like Apple’s Siri artificial intelligence app for the iPhone 4s, Facebook’s Timeline, Google+, Pinterest, and msnNOW.

A typical protocol is this one for Disaster Relief, which the network used during the 20ll Fukushima earthquake and tsunami in Japan, as well as more recent floods in Thailand and the Philippines:
1. Create a landing page on Google sites with RSS feeds of latest news, including links to on-site organizations which need help;
2. Use search engines to find and rank current Twitter trackers for affected area;
3. Do the same for Facebook post monitors;
4. Do the same for SMS (texting) monitors;
5. Collate trackers on a Bing map so that rescuers can be connected with victims in real time;
6. publicize site with online press releases.

Similar protocols exist for cloud-based research projects, cultural preservation programs, Fair Trade social enterprises, crowd-sourced experiments, worldwide philosophical discussions, knowledge matrices, artistic collaborations, and environmental improvement projects. Each can be created in a few hours, and further streamlining is an ongoing process.

Among other programs, students have participated in projects which:

- Aid Stanford physicists in predicting sunspot cycles;

- Created the world’s largest collection of pre-1900 archival French audio recordings and preserved them with iTunes and Windows Media files;

- Explore the new PS3 video game ‘Journey’ as an art therapy tool

- Advised legislators in Nepal who are re-framing the national constitution;

- Built the world’s largest online crowd-sourced environmental investigation which discovered several causes for a sudden fish die-off in Taal Lake in the Philippines, and suggested treatments which were successfully implemented.

Learn More:
For more information go to http://Facebook.com/HarvardWorldMindNetwork or http://networkingprojects.org – or write to worldmindnetwork@gmail.com.

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Protium Technologies Introduces New Product, New Distributor

Protium Technologies, Inc.NORTHBOROUGH, Mass., Feb. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Protium Technologies, Inc. has announced today that it is now shipping the P6020, a 20 MHz-6 GHz digitized tuner, and that the company has signed an agreement with Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) in Surrey, England, to serve as the distributor in the U.K.

The P6020 is a miniature brick that combines the objectives of small size, light weight, and low power consumption with the high performance possible with the latest RF and SDR techniques. The superior performance of the P6020 is particularly evident in high density, high level signal environments, especially when ultra-fast tuning is required. A continuous digital I&Q output stream is provided over a 1 GHz Ethernet port for bandwidths up to 20 MHz, with a “snapshot mode” of more than one second of storage at 40 MHz bandwidth. The user can program the RF section, AGC parameters, IF bandwidth filters, output modes and other settings via the 100/1000 Ethernet interface. Additionally, a USB port is provided for secure maintenance, firmware upgrades, and network configurations.

In the words of Rick Gawlik, president of Protium Technologies: “The design of the P6020 wideband digitized tuner is the result of extensive interactions with the user community, which provided key specifications for an economical solution. It is a robust unit well suited for tactical and strategic signal collection and monitoring applications that is also available in an international configuration as the P6020i.”

Also today, Protium Technologies announced that MCL has become the U.K. distributor for the company’s products, with particular emphasis on the wideband tuner product line. MCL is a leading-edge solutions provider that meets the signal intercept and processing application needs of military users, system designers, integrators, and the intelligence community.

As Nick DeSilvio, Vice President of Business Development at Protium Technologies indicated: “Marlboro Communications Limited’s well known capabilities and resources will significantly augment Protium’s global reach. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial business relationship.”

Mark Harbin, EW Product Manager at MCL, believes that the partnership of the two companies will enable the benefits of this ground breaking capability to be made available to U.K. customers. “With the combination of MCL’s experience of tactical and strategic requirements, as well as its U.K. customer knowledge along with Protium’s technical capabilities and past achievements we believe this produces a incredibly strong team to ensure customers get the best possible operation solution and the long term support and backup they would expect.”

About Protium Technologies, Inc.:
Protium Technologies, Inc. (www.protiumtechnologies.com) is a developer and manufacturer of commercial and military digital RF and microwave telecommunications subsystems. The company has extensive experience in developing and manufacturing communications equipment operating in the frequency range of a few MHz to 60 GHz. Current activities are centered on developing and manufacturing a product line for U.S. Government signal collection and monitoring applications and a line of platforms for software-defined radios.

Protium Technologies, Inc., located in Northborough, MA, was founded in 2003 and is owned by the management team.

About Marlborough Communications Limited:
Marlborough Communications Limited (MCL) is a British Company with over 30 years specialist experience in the design, development, production, support and training of advanced electronic and electro-mechanical systems for the military, government and commercial markets.

MCL has fulfilled contracts for both U.K. and overseas customers, making it a leading supplier of Electronic Warfare Equipment Surveillance Systems; C4ISTAR Systems and Sensors; Micro and Nano Unmanned Aerial Systems; Soldier Worn Integrated Power Systems; SATCOM; Radio Communications; Frequency Management and Telecommunications and Surveillance.

All MCL’s personnel are cleared to a Secret security level with a large percentage cleared to Top Secret. MCL has long-term relationships supplying equipment and services to the U.K. MOD, Security Services, U.K. Special Forces and NATO.

For more information contact:
Nick DeSilvio
Protium Technologies, Inc.
508-393-3700
ndesilvio@protiumtechnologies.com.

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Expanding On Their Anti Bullying Mission, Project Moves Dance Company Announces Season Opener: One Human Race

Project Moves Dance Company, Inc.BROCKTON, Mass., Feb. 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Project Moves Dance Company, Inc., the resident company of The Gold School of Dance Art in Brockton, Mass., is proud to announce its inaugural season opener, “One Human Race.” Performances for One Human Race will be held March 17 and 18, 2012, at the Boston Center for the Arts, Stanford Calderwood Pavilion. Tickets are $32 General Admission and available at the company’s website, www.projectmoves.org. Sponsorship packages for the non-profit 501(c)3 company are also available through the website.

“We are proud to begin our season with dance performances that expand on our message of understanding, tolerance and acceptance to a broad arts audience,” says company artistic director and choreographer, Rennie Gold. “The young dancers of Project Moves began this journey in 2010 with the strong desire to be the change generation by speaking out against bullying, a subject that hits close to home for many of the dancers. Inspired by the work of Kevin Epling, who lost his son to bullycide in 2002, One Human Race expands on that message and challenges all of us on our attitudes toward acceptance.”

One Human RaceThe company’s last performance, the critically-acclaimed “Accept ME,” premiered to full houses in Massachusetts and New York. “Riveting, awesome, polished, powerful, moving,” were the words used by Kevin Epling after experiencing Accept ME. “The most effective tools anti-bullying advocates have are prevention, education and raising awareness. Project Moves is triumphantly educating and raising awareness to national audiences through their art.”

Faced with high demand the company took their message of acceptance to one of the most prestigious dance stages in the country, The Joyce Theatre in New York City. And, upon invitation of the show producers, members of the dance company performed in a special segment about bullying on ABC’s top-rated “Dancing with the Stars.”

About Project Moves Dance Company:
Project Moves Dance Company, Inc. is dedicated to encouraging positivity, passion, and personal growth through movement and the art of dance. By advocating a message of acceptance and tolerance, the company is creating a platform that empowers young dance artists with the knowledge, compassion and understanding necessary to create works that address the most pressing issues of today’s youth, thus transforming the artists and their audiences alike.

For more information, photos and video about the Project Moves Dance Company, Inc. please visit http://www.projectmoves.org .

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- Photo Caption: “For Matt” Dedicated to Bullycide victim Matt Epling. Choreography: Rennie Gold.

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Expanding On Their Anti Bullying Mission, Project Moves Dance Company Announces Season Opener: One Human Race

Project Moves Dance Company, Inc.BROCKTON, Mass., Feb. 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Project Moves Dance Company, Inc., the resident company of The Gold School of Dance Art in Brockton, Mass., is proud to announce its inaugural season opener, “One Human Race.” Performances for One Human Race will be held March 17 and 18, 2012, at the Boston Center for the Arts, Stanford Calderwood Pavilion. Tickets are $32 General Admission and available at the company’s website, www.projectmoves.org. Sponsorship packages for the non-profit 501(c)3 company are also available through the website.

“We are proud to begin our season with dance performances that expand on our message of understanding, tolerance and acceptance to a broad arts audience,” says company artistic director and choreographer, Rennie Gold. “The young dancers of Project Moves began this journey in 2010 with the strong desire to be the change generation by speaking out against bullying, a subject that hits close to home for many of the dancers. Inspired by the work of Kevin Epling, who lost his son to bullycide in 2002, One Human Race expands on that message and challenges all of us on our attitudes toward acceptance.”

One Human RaceThe company’s last performance, the critically-acclaimed “Accept ME,” premiered to full houses in Massachusetts and New York. “Riveting, awesome, polished, powerful, moving,” were the words used by Kevin Epling after experiencing Accept ME. “The most effective tools anti-bullying advocates have are prevention, education and raising awareness. Project Moves is triumphantly educating and raising awareness to national audiences through their art.”

Faced with high demand the company took their message of acceptance to one of the most prestigious dance stages in the country, The Joyce Theatre in New York City. And, upon invitation of the show producers, members of the dance company performed in a special segment about bullying on ABC’s top-rated “Dancing with the Stars.”

About Project Moves Dance Company:
Project Moves Dance Company, Inc. is dedicated to encouraging positivity, passion, and personal growth through movement and the art of dance. By advocating a message of acceptance and tolerance, the company is creating a platform that empowers young dance artists with the knowledge, compassion and understanding necessary to create works that address the most pressing issues of today’s youth, thus transforming the artists and their audiences alike.

For more information, photos and video about the Project Moves Dance Company, Inc. please visit http://www.projectmoves.org .

- 300dpi PHOTO download for media: Send2Press.com/mediaboom/12-0223-david_300dpi.jpg .
- Photo Caption: “For Matt” Dedicated to Bullycide victim Matt Epling. Choreography: Rennie Gold.

News Source: Project Moves Dance Company, Inc. :: This press release was issued on behalf of the news source by Send2Press® Newswire, a service of Neotrope®. View all current news at: http://Send2PressNewswire.com .


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