Story Idea Starters for News Writers and Bloggers for the Week Ending March 2, 2012, from Send2Press Newswire

LOS ANGELES, Calif., March 3, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — For working journalists, news publishers and pro bloggers seeking original news content, Send2Press – for the week ending March 2, 2012 – issued press releases on behalf of Jackie Fame, Inc., the National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP), Squarerigger Software, and Treadstone 71 LLC, among many others.


* Camp Blue Skies’ Hoops for Camp Bracket Challenge during March Madness Fundraiser

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Get in on the action and make your NCAA March Madness picks count this year! Camp Blue Skies Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that offers weeklong residential camp experiences to individuals 21 and older with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Camp Blue Skies has just launched its latest and greatest fundraiser, NCAA March Madness Hoops for Camp Bracket Challenge. (VIDEO)

* Platinum Studios, Inc. Teams with ‘Virtual Pitch Fest’ Website to Find New Talent for Comics and Films

LOS ANGELES, California — Platinum Studios, Inc. (OTC:PDOS) announced today that the production company and studio is teaming up with Virtual Pitch Fest, a popular website screenwriters use to pitch their feature screenplays directly to Hollywood decision-makers.

* The ‘American Arm’ Baseball Pitching Contest features Life Size Robotic Batter and Catcher

PEORIA, Arizona — MoJo Sports announced today that they have teamed up with Peoria Sports Complex, home to the San Diego Padres and the Seattle Mariners Spring Training facility to conduct a baseball pitching contest. The contest is dubbed as the ‘American Arm’ and consists of a 55 ft. customized mobile interactive trailer that transforms into a realistic pitching environment. Inside the trailer are a life-size robotic batter and a life-size robotic catcher. (VIDEO)

* Accessories Unlimited is Talk of the Town Two Years Running

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Accessories Unlimited, an automotive accessory and installation provider, proudly announced this week that it is the recipient of Celebration Media’s, Talk of the Town award for excellence in customer satisfaction.

* VLP Expands Real Estate Practice with Addition of San Francisco Partners

PALO ALTO, California — VLP Law Group LLP is very pleased to announce that Stephen Wright and Patrick Valentino have joined its Real Estate practice as partners based in San Francisco. Mr. Wright joins VLP from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP based in San Francisco. Mr. Valentino was previously a partner of the San Francisco office of Corporate Counsel Group LLP. The partners bring considerable real estate and project finance transactional experience to VLP.

* Powerful New Book by Best-Selling Author Reveals the Secret Message Hidden within the Virgin Mary’s Life

DURHAM, North Carolina — ‘The Miracle Workers Handbook: Seven Levels of Power and Manifestation of the Virgin Mary’ (ISBN: 9781846949203) by Sherrie Dillard, and published by John Hunt Publishing O Books, explains the seven phases of Mary’s life as a blueprint for all people to experience divine intuitive communication, synchronicity, grace, miracles and ascension. (VIDEO)

* e2b teknologies Supports Three Charities During Child Life Month

CHARDON, Ohio — ERP business software solution provider and developer e2b teknologies is supporting three charities in recognition of Child Life Month which is March. Charitable activities and events include an annual sponsorship of two children through Save the Children Foundation, participation in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake, and a recently completed Tackle The Tower fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House charities.

* Internet Company, Free Moving Quote, Taking Steps to Reach More Movers than Ever

LOS ANGELES, California — The moving facilitator, Free Moving Quote, has not only weathered the recession, they have found ways to thrive in this difficult environment. strives to be a one-stop shop for movers looking to find moving companies both at their departure locale and their destination.

* NGDATA to Showcase Big Data Management Platform at Strata 2012 Conference in Santa Clara, CA

SANTA CLARA, California — NGDATA today announced that the company will showcase Lily, its big data management platform at the Strata 2012 Conference in Santa Clara, California. The O’Reilly Strata Conference is the leading event for the people and technology driving the data revolution. NGDATA is among a select group of innovative early stage companies to demonstrate their big data technologies during the Strata 2012 Startup Showcase.

* Neotrope announces 2012 Non-Profit PR Grant Recipients

LOS ANGELES, California — Neotrope(R), a public relations, advertising and marketing firm established in 1983, today announced the recipients of the Non-Profit PR Grants(TM) Program for 2012. This year’s 10 recipients, selected from over 300 applicants, will receive approximately $50,000 total in pro bono services. Originally launched in 2000, the Neotrope NonProfit PR Grants program has helped raise awareness for worthwhile causes all over the U.S. by providing public relations, news dissemination and online marketing, donated by Neotrope’s accredited staff.

* Florida County-Level ER Dental Visit Data Available

LAKE WORTH, Florida — The Pew Center on the States on Monday reported tremendous nationwide growth in emergency room visits for many easily prevented dental problems. In Florida, emergency room visits doubled between 2008 and 2010, totaling more than 115,000 visits and generating more than $88 million in medical charges. Pew obtained its Florida information from a Florida Public Health Institute (FPHI) study released in December 2011.

* EaseUS Mac Data Recovery Wizard Makes its Debut Today

NEW YORK — Did someone tell you that your corrupted Mac drive is going to cost you a bunch of money and are you looking for a second opinion? Throw away these letdowns! EaseUS(R) Software, a leading provider of data recovery, partition manager and backup utilities, launches its first Mac data recovery software solution today and brings you an all-in-one Mac OS data recovery software to recover unlimited types of Mac data.

* Treadstone 71 LLC Announces Certified Cyber Intel and CounterIntel Analyst Boot Camps

SAN FRANCISCO, California — Treadstone 71 LLC announced at the RSA Conference two new certification tracks. The Cyber Intelligence Analyst and the Cyber Counterintelligence (CI) Analyst Certifications focus upon real world, practical activities coupled with theory. The certifications enhance the overall cybersecurity posture of the United States by accelerating the availability of educational and training resources. (VIDEO)

* Titan Lenders Corp. Extends Mortgage Lending Outsource Services to Include Loan Processing and Underwriting, Engages Jan Conner to Head Operations

DENVER, Colorado — In response to industry demand, exacting regulatory requirements and mortgage lenders’ need to ensure loan origination compliance, mortgage fulfillment outsource services expert Titan Lenders Corp. (Titan) is now providing mortgage processing and underwriting services. Titan has hired underwriting expert and mortgage industry veteran Jan Conner to manage its new service offering.

* Social Network for Kids, Jackie Fame Launches FAME 2.0

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — Jackie Fame, Inc., which bills itself as the ‘kid/teen social network,’ a Facebook(TM) alternative for kids and teens, announced today the launch of its most anticipated FAME 2.0 social network. Jackie Fame is an investment capital funded, Charlotte and Los Angeles based company.

* Ask Your Employer About Long-Term Care Insurance – You May Qualify More Easily and Get a Special Rate

KIRKLAND, Washington — Today one of America’s most experienced long-term care insurance agencies – LTC Financial Partners LLC (LTCFP) – reveals a little-known secret for people in the market for LTC insurance. ‘Just ask your employer about it,’ says Dan Cahn, LTCFP’s Senior Vice President of Business Development. Doing so could save you time, paperwork, and money – even if your workplace has no group LTC benefit in force.

* Squarerigger Software Announces Record-Breaking 2011 Performance

SILVERDALE, Washington — Squarerigger Software’s SQ.7(TM) Fleet Maintenance System, Revolution(R) Tire Tracking and Tire Management System, The Inspector(TM) and its Tire Dealer Advantage(TM) software packages were selected by transportation fleets and tire dealers across the world in 2011, making it the most successful year in the history of the company.

* CONIX Fraud Detective Replaces Legacy Fraud Systems, Enables Cross-Channel Review of Payments, Advances Financial Institutions’ Detection Strategies

MANCHESTER, Vermont — In response to increasing payment fraud risk, CONIX Systems, Inc. (CONIX) is introducing its enhanced Fraud Detective(R) enterprise solution to financial institutions and their payment processors at the 2012 BAI Payments Connect conference, March 12 – 14 (Booth #508). Effective both against current and emerging payment fraud schemes, Fraud Detective either replaces or supplements financial institutions’ legacy fraud tools.

* Allen Amos of EPIC named one of 2012′s ‘Power Brokers’

SAN RAMON, California — Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance brokerage, announced today that Allen Amos has been recognized by Risk and Insurance Magazine as one of 2012′s property and casualty insurance ‘Power Brokers.’ This is the second consecutive year Amos has been so recognized.

* Villa Estrella-Costa Rica Becomes Top Rated All-Inclusive Vacation Villa in Costa Rica on Trip Advisor Travel Website

PLAYA OCOTAL, Costa Rica — Villa Estrella-Costa Rica has announced that it has become the top rated all-inclusive vacation villa in Costa Rica on Trip Advisor’s website. Trip Advisor is the world’s largest travel site with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors, and over 60 million reviews and opinions.

* Edupoint’s Synergy Student Information System Selected by Oregon as State-wide SIS Provider

IRVINE, California — Edupoint(TM) Educational Systems, a leading student information system (SIS) solutions vendor to the national K-12 market, has been exclusively selected as the student information system solutions provider by the Oregon Student Information System Consortium (OSIS).

* Sales of Award Winning Text ‘Construction Project Management – a Managerial Approach’ Increase 400 Percent

CHICAGO, Illinois — Sales of the trade textbook ‘Construction Project Management – a Managerial Approach’ (ISBN: 978-0-9799969-1-7) by Pareto Publishing, have increased 400 percent each semester since publication in December 2010. The text is now increasingly used in United States 2-year, 4-year and graduate university construction management, architecture and real estate programs.

* Protium Technologies Introduces New Product, New U.K. Distributor

NORTHBOROUGH, Massachusetts — 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.

* Britain a Musical Goldmine for Top American Ad Agency Execs in Search of New Music says NARIP

HOLLYWOOD, California and LONDON, U.K. — National Association of Record Industry Professionals (NARIP)president Tess Taylor leads a delegation of creative music executives from New York to London this week for meetings to create new opportunities for music whose uses contribute to the national economies of the United States, the United Kingdom and world culture.


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