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Court Decides Fate of Miss Tilly, Magazine Mascot on April 1, 2011

Health & Fitness Magazine issues in the year 2002 featured a new mascot, a Golden Pomeranian named Tilly with her wide pumpkin-like smile. She and her best friend Gracie, an Australian shepherd mix both were the magazine mascots, posing for the pages and attending public events to represent the magazine. During the next two and a half years, Miss Tilly started her career as a dog model for a company with

Rethink Purity Youth Conference Comes To New Jersey

Old Bridge, NJ ( openpr ) March 21, 2011 - In a society where immoral behavior is often praised through a plethora of media outlets, there becomes a desperate need for people to stand up and fight against the flow of the current culture. Dan and Nicole Leitz, authors of “Waiting for the One”, have seen this need and have been proclaiming the message of purity to thousands of young

Mason Receives Anti-Defamation League’s Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award

HOUSTON – Jessica Glatzer Mason, a Labor and Employment associate in the Houston office of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, has been named a recipient of the Anti-Defamation League’s prestigious Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award for her leadership, dedication and commitment to the ADL’s goals. Ms. Mason will receive the Daniel R. Ginsberg Leadership Award at the National Leadership Conference dinner on April 3 in Washington, D.C. The Daniel R. Ginsberg Award

Godwin Ronquillo Adds Litigation, Appellate Experience in Dallas and Houston

DALLAS – The noted Texas litigation and appellate law firm of Godwin Ronquillo PC is pleased to welcome shareholders Susan Hays, Carolyn Raines and Aimee Williams, and senior attorneys Sam Joyner and Susan McMurray in the firm’s Dallas office. Also joining the Dallas office are associates Kodie Bennion and Nicole Michael. Joining the Houston office is associate Chris Love. “This group of attorneys adds even more depth to our growing

Director General of Indian Artillery to Join International Artillery Commanders …

Senior officers responsible for the artillery modernisation programme of the Indian Armed Forces will be delivering presentations alongside international artillery commanders at Defence IQ's Future Artillery India conference, taking place 20th-22nd June 2011 at Le Méridien New Delhi, India. As the country's Armed Forces embark upon an estimated US $8 billion upgrade programme, Indian Generals from the Directorate of Artillery, Indian Ministry of Defence and associated laboratories will provide detailed, high-level

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Suze Orman Should Think Twice about Foreclosure Advice

I read the article in the March 2011 issue of O Magazine (“What To Do When You’re Facing Foreclosure”). Although I usually like Ms. Orman’s tough-love advice, I disagree with her analysis that the homeowners should sell their home. Owning a home is the most important investment that a family can make. It usually starts with the family providing a down payment. Ms. Orman’s suggestion that the Cartwrights should walk

Byron Egan Selected for The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawy …

DALLAS – Jackson Walker partner Byron Egan was recently selected for inclusion in The International Who’s Who of Corporate Governance Lawyers 2011. The guide will be published in May and as a chapter of The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers 2012. This marks the second time Mr. Egan has been included in the Corporate Governance guide; he was listed in the directory in 2009. Mr. Egan has also consistently

Bankruptcy Law Firm Opens in Tustin, CA

Tustin, CA, March 18, 2011 – The Law Office of Rami N. Nabi, a comprehensive Orange County bankruptcy law firm based in Tustin, California, hit the ground running and hasn't looked back. Attorney Rami N. Nabi, who focuses on the practice of Bankruptcy Law, has opened his new office in Tustin, CA, to serve the local and surrounding communities. Founder and principal, attorney Rami N. Nabi, Esq., said, “The key to our

Six Fish & Richardson Attorneys from Dallas Honored in Texas Rising Stars Listin …

DALLAS – Fish & Richardson is proud to announce that six attorneys in the firm’s Dallas office have been named to the 2011 Texas Rising Stars list. The Fish & Richardson attorneys listed among the state’s top up-and-comers are Principals Natalie Arbaugh, Carl E. Bruce, Kelly Hine, Neil McNabnay, Thomas H. Reger II, and Associate Scott C. Thomas. The Rising Stars list is based on nominations made by attorneys appearing on the

Family Law Attorneys from McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing Earn Spots …

DALLAS – Three Family Law attorneys from the Dallas and San Antonio offices of McCurley Orsinger McCurley Nelson & Downing, LLP, have earned selections in the 2011 Texas Rising Stars listing of the top young lawyers in the state. For the second consecutive year, Dallas associates Monica Cruz and Stephen Orsinger and San Antonio associate R. Porter Corrigan are recognized among the up-and-coming Texas attorneys age 40 or younger and those

Sayles Werbner Attorneys Recognized Among Texas’ Top Young Lawyers

DALLAS – Three attorneys from the Dallas trial law firm Sayles Werbner have earned spots on the 2011 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top up-and-coming lawyers. Shawn C. Long and Darren Nicholson are highlighted for their work in business litigation, and Sawyer Neely is recognized for his work in general courtroom litigation. This marks the third year Mr. Neely has been named to the exclusive listing, and the second year

The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Vi …

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP is investigating Cincinnati Financial Corporation (“Cincinnati Financial” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CINF), and its Board of Directors, for possible violations of federal securities laws in connection with the upcoming April 30, 2011 shareholder vote. New York, NY, March 22, 2011 -- Levi & Korsinsky, LLP is investigating Cincinnati Financial Corporation (“Cincinnati Financial” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: CINF), and its Board of Directors, for possible violations of federal

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Chooses Leadership and Presentation & Supervisory Skills …

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank chooses Leadership, Presentation Skills and Supervisory Skills classroom training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. New York, NY, March 22, 2011 -- Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank has recently chosen Leadership, Presentation Skills and Supervisory Skills classroom training from Edcomm Banker’s Academy. Delivered in multiple one-day and three-day sessions, Leadership: Sharing the Vision, Presentation Skills and Supervisory Skills will teach managers and senior managers at the Bank the knowledge, skills

Federal Research Minister Annette Schavan visits the RAMPF Group

Grafenberg, 18/03/2011 – During her visit to the RAMPF Group today, Federal Re-search Minister Annette Schavan (CDU) praised the efforts of the medium-sized company with regard to growth, sustainability and innovation. As part of a company tour of the leading manufacturer of reaction resins and associated special mechanical engineering, she strongly urged management not to let up in its efforts to maintain Germany as a top location. As Federal Research

Can Pet Sitters Give a Dog Away? Judge Decides April 1st

(Sacramento, CA) March 22, 2011. On Friday, April 1st at 1:30 p.m., a Sacramento CA small claims court judge will make a decision that could affect all pet owners who plan on ever using a pet sitter. “The judge will decide whether or not a person given an animal by a pet sitter is the legal owner of that pet,” said Dr. Donna Schwontkowski (ret.), plaintiff in the case. The

Garvey Schubert Barer Welcomes Four Tax and Business Attorneys

Garvey Schubert Barer is pleased to announce that four highly-regarded tax and business attorneys Gary P. Tober, Ada Ko, Paige Davis and Lisa C. Findlay have joined the firm’s Tax and Benefits Group. Previously with Lane Powell PC, all focus on tax and other legal aspects of cross-border business operations and investment transactions. In addition, two paralegals, Alana Rich and Stacy Guinasso, have also moved to Garvey Schubert

Finnish Ambassador Jarmo Viinanen to Lecture at Adelphi University on April 12

Adelphi University is pleased to welcome Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations Jarmo Viinanen as he speaks on “Dignified Foreign Policy.” The event will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 2:30 p.m. in the Adelphi University Alumni House, 154 Cambridge Avenue, Garden City, NY. It is sponsored by the International Initiatives Committee, and is free and open to the public. Jarmo Viinanen has been Ambassador

Hankinson Levinger Appellate Attorney Ryan Clinton Named in Texas Rising Stars L …

DALLAS – Attorney Ryan Clinton from the Dallas-based appellate law boutique Hankinson Levinger LLP has earned a place on the 2011 Texas Rising Stars list, which honors the state’s top young lawyers. This marks the seventh Rising Stars selection for the accomplished appellate advocate. “Ryan has earned the respect of his colleagues and peers through the quality and consistency his work for clients,” says firm co-founder Jeffrey Levinger. “We believe

Autism Awareness Month: 3 Key Planning Steps for Parents of Special Needs Childr …

Atlanta, GA - April is Autism Awareness Month in the United States. According to, the disorder affects one in 110 children in the United States, with boys being four times more likely than girls to be diagnosed on the spectrum. The prevalence of autism has also increased 57 percent from 2002 to 2006, thus prompting The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to refer to autism

Dallas Trial, Appellate Lawyer Brent Walker Recognized on Texas Rising Stars Lis …

DALLAS – Dallas’ Aldous Law Firm is pleased to announce that firm attorney Brent R. Walker has earned a spot on the 2011 Texas Rising Stars listing of the state’s top young lawyers. Mr. Walker has been featured on the Texas Rising Stars list each year since 2007, and earned selection this year based on his work in personal injury litigation. “Without a doubt, Brent is one of the best young lawyers

The Edmunds Law Firm Earns Favorable Decision in Security Clearance Case

Alan Edmunds, of The Edmunds Law Firm, is pleased to announce that they received written notification on March 16th 2011 that the Administrative Judge ruled favorably, granting their client National Security Clearance, despite a Guideline E- Personal Conduct matter. The hearing for this case took place in Arlington, Virginia on December 14th, 2010. The evidence against the applicant showed that the applicant had partaken in recreational drug use and alcohol consumption

SAJJAD PURVEZ - President Obama woos Brazil while Libya air assault unfolds

Sajjad Purvez - RIO DE JANEIRO: President Barack Obama will take in the sights of sunny Rio de Janeiro on Sunday as he courts Latin America on an economic and goodwill tour overshadowed by a US and European air assault on Muammar Gaddaffi's forces Mar 20, 2011 – Obama enters the second day of what aides have called his signature first-term trip south of the border, intent on sticking to his

MeckGOP Elects New Leadership

Matthews, North Carolina – Over two hundred Republicans gathered at the MeckGOP County Convention today to select the next generation of MeckGOP leaders. As a result of today’s election, the following leaders will serve until 2013: Gideon Moore - Chair Pat Murray - Vice-Chair Andrea Arterburn - Treasurer Anne Clifford - Secretary Josh Davey - General Counsel Jack Brosch - Precinct Organization Chair Julie McKinney - Headquarters Chair Pam Baetz - Special Events Chair David Romero - Campaign

SAJJAD PURVEZ - Japan denies news of 'eight-day survivor

A man thought to have survived for eight days in the rubble of Japan's earthquake and tsunami zone was actually an evacuee who had returned to his house, a military spokesman said on Saturday. Troops had found the man - aged in his 20s, apparently in shock and unable to speak - inside a wrecked house in the disaster area of Kesennuma city in Miyagi prefecture, the Self-Defence Forces (SDF) said

McKool Smith Attorneys Recognized as Texas Rising Stars

DALLAS — McKool Smith is pleased to announce that 17 attorneys from the firm’s Dallas, Austin and Houston offices have been selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers 2011 Texas Rising Stars listing. The Rising Stars list is comprised of the top up-and-coming Texas attorneys who are under 40 years of age or have been in practice less than a decade. Fewer than 2.5 percent of all Texas lawyers earned a

Three from Godwin Ronquillo Selected As Top Young Lawyers in Texas

DALLAS – Three attorneys from the Dallas and Houston offices of Godwin Ronquillo PC have earned selection in the 2011 Texas Rising Stars listing of the top young lawyers in the state. The 2011 selection marks the fifth time Dallas shareholder Shawn McCaskill has been featured in the Rising Stars listing for his appellate work. This is the third selection for Houston shareholder Misty Hataway Coné based on her work on

Fourteen from Kane Russell Coleman & Logan Listed in 2011 Texas Rising Stars

Dallas/Houston, TX -- Kane Russell Coleman & Logan PC congratulates Julie Biermacher, Jason Binford, Brian Clark, James Greer, Richard Hathaway, Jennifer Lindsey, Zach Mayer, Jeff Novel, Courtney Palm, Kevin Perkins, Andrew Sarne, Aaron Speer, Viking Tao and David Thrasher. Each attorney was selected for inclusion on the 2011 Texas Rising Stars list to be published in the April 2011 issue of TEXAS MONTHLY and in Texas Super Lawyers® -

Rodney Lough Jr. Supports Unicorn Children’s Foundation

Rodney Lough Jr. supports Unicorn Children's Foundation with donation to 2011 Orient Express Gala held at Donald Trump's Grand Ballroom of Mar-a-Lago in Palm Springs. Portland, OR, March 18, 2011 -- Rodney Lough Jr. - Master Landscape Photographer recently donated a framed, limited edition photograph to the Unicorn Children’s Foundation fundraiser held earlier this month in Palm Springs, Florida. Rubbing elbows with Honorary Host Donald Trump, Rodney mixed and mingled with

China Electronics Shop FocalPrice To Give A Portion Of Earnings To Japan Rescue

Shenzhen China (OpenPR) March 18,2011: China electronics shop FocalPrice intends to give a sizeable part of earnings to the Red Cross this month to aid with the rescue efforts in Japan say representatives. Japan was devastated by a tsunami and magnitude 9 earthquake on March 11. It has taken the lives of an estimated 10,000 people, left a little under 1/2 a million without homes and much

Gardere Lands 17 Attorneys on ‘Rising Stars’ List

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is proud to announce that 17 firm attorneys have earned selection to the 2011 Texas Rising Stars list published by Thomson Reuters, Legal division. The list of the state’s most accomplished young attorneys is included in the April 2011 edition of Texas Monthly. Dallas attorneys from Gardere included in the Rising Stars list and their practice areas are: Barry M. Golden, Antitrust Litigation; Michael S.

SGS TÜV Wins Technical Service Designation

As industry and trade globalize, the automotive sector is one of the key industries where manufacturers and suppliers often have to meet a great range of legal requirements. Getting vehicles or vehicle parts approved is a vital precondition for sales all around the world, and there is a great clamor in the industry for synergy and leaner approval procedures. In the EU, increased safety and emission requirements and greater rates

Obama Signs Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act

The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act was signed into law in the United States by President Obama in December 2010. Designed to improve nutrition in school and reduce rates of childhood obesity, the law increases access to food for the children of low income families in a country where 30 million children receive food through the school lunch program, 17 million children live in food insecure households and one in three

Democracy Watch, 2011 - Issue 7

International observers IMF and Venice Commission note Ukraine’s worsening economic problems and disregard for recommendations. Religious groups speak out against pressure whilst Verkhovna Rada’s practice appals visiting delegates. Diminishing religious freedoms in Ukraine The President has seen fit to liquidate the National Committee on Religious Affairs with no open discussion of a replacement. After 20 years of relative balance between religious denominations in Ukraine the Association of Religious Freedom has

Crystal Andrus and Dr. Abuelaish Shares the Message of Peace and Forgiveness

Crystal Andrus, founder and CEO of The SWAT Institute is hosting a powerful 90 minute free teleseminar with Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish, a Palestinian Obstetrician and Gynecologist who lost three daughters during Israel’s military incursion into Gaza. They will share the shocking true story of Dr. Abuelaish, his painful and tragic, yet conquering journey. The teleseminar is organized by The SWAT Institute, being heralded as the world's leader in global virtual learning

Employment Background Checks A Strong Tool for Safe Hiring

Employee background checks from Safe Hiring mitigate risk and ensures hiring qualified professionals. 16 March 2011:, one of the industry's most thorough background checks, employment screening, investigation and verification firms, serves corporations, schools, hospitals, churches, property owners, leasing managers and non-profit organizations across the country — and around the world. We go beyond the typical background screening or criminal records search by providing a customized, in-depth solution for each client.

Can America Be Fixed or Will It Collapse and Disappear? Find Out What Author Dom …

Can America Be Fixed or Will It Collapse and Disappear? Find Out What Author Dom Sgambellone Thinks In His Book, The America of My Dreams. In The America of My Dreams, an ordinary citizen shares a collection of personal opinions about the political demise of the United States and offers practical ways people can bring about meaningful change at all levels in our government. Dom Sgambellone is not a professional politician, but

Gardere Partner Peter Vogel Helps Establish American College of e-Neutrals

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that firm partner Peter S. Vogel has co-founded the American College of e-Neutrals with Allison O. Skinner, Of Counsel at Sirote & Permutt, PC, in Birmingham, Ala. The American College of e-Neutrals (ACESIN) is providing judges and attorneys with a free directory of qualified "e-Neutrals" – third-party referees who resolve disputes involving electronically stored information (ESI). The need for a complete

Companies Partnering with Background Check Firms to Promote Safe Hiring

Accurate background check from mitigating the risk of hiring candidates with dubious credentials. 15 March 2011: Safe Hiring Solutions is one of the industry's most thorough background checks, employment screening, investigation and verification firms serving corporations, schools, hospitals, churches, property owners, leasing managers and non-profit organizations across the country — and around the world. Safe Hiring Solutions partners with more than 1500 companies, institutions of higher learning and non-profit organizations to

The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Launches an Investigation into Possible Br …

Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of Animal Health International, Inc. (“AHII” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AHII) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to Lextron, Inc. New York, NY, March 15, 2011 -- Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of Animal Health International, Inc. (“AHII” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AHII) for

A Personal Injury Law Firm at Connecticut

Attorneys Humbert Polito and Michael Quinn started with the law firm Polito and Quinn, LLC-A Personal Injury Law Firm located at Waterford in 2002 which focuses on cases involved in personal injury and negligence and has solved more than 800 cases through personal settlement, verdict or negotiation. Both the lawyers are certified in Civil Trial Advocacy which comes from the National Board of Trial Attorneys and this certification is very rare

Germans Rate Bottled Beverages Higher than Politicians

Do people have more faith in the quality of bottled water than in their politicians? By far, according to new research carried out in Germany. Media Psychology Affiliates recently conducted a wide-ranging study of German public opinion. The goal was to uncover “feeling trends” in an increasing climate of economic instability. “One thing is clear. Overall confidence in the future has taken a tumble among the German public,” says media psychologist, Dr.

FSB Welcomes Frank Scaturro as Partner in New York Office

New York, New York — FSB FisherBroyles, a Limited Liability Partnership, is pleased to announce that former Senate Judiciary Committee counsel, author, and 2010 New York congressional candidate Frank Scaturro has launched the firm’s New York litigation group. Mr. Scaturro previously worked in Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft’s litigation department before serving as Counsel for the Constitution on the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has also written or co-authored several books in

New Guidebook from Turley, Redmond, Rosasco, & Rosasco, LLP Provides Overview on …

The law firm Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP is offering as a public service a free guidebook explaining to those who were sickened from toxins while working at the Ground Zero area what they need to do to apply for a claim for the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. The guidebook, titled “Facts About 9/11 Victims Compensation Under The Zadroga Act,” provides an overview of the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and


The sixth edition of Women’s Prowess, a symposium on gender equality and issues concerning women held at International Institute of Information Technology {I2IT}, Hinjewadi on 7th March morning saw the convergence of great minds who deliberated on several issues concerning the girl child and femininity at large. Brainchild of President, Prof. Aruna Katara, this event has featured prominently on the cultural calendar of the institute which believes

NASGA Releases its Second Open Letter to Congress and the White House

NASGA continues its mission to reform unlawful and abusive guardianships and conservatorships with the release of its second “Open Letter to Congress and the White House,” mailed to approximately 300 members of Congress, including every member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging. In its previous white paper, NASGA warned that unlawful and abusive guardianships can be dangerous to the health and are dangerous to the wealth of

Social accountability mechanism

Social accountability is very crucial to organizations as well as NGOS. It is defined as an approach toward building accountability that relies on civic engagement, that is, in which it is ordinary citizens and/or civil society organizations that participate directly or indirectly in exacting accountability. In a public sector perspective, social accountability pertains to a wide range of actions and mechanisms that citizens, communities, independent media and civil society organizations can

Bernstein Liebhard Reports on New Study Suggesting DePuy Hip Failure Rate as Hig …

On March 9, 2011, a U.K. study revealed that 1 out of 2 DePuy ASR XL hip implants could potentially fail. Researchers from the British Orthopaedic Association and the British Hip Society presented four sets of data during last week’s British Hip Society Annual Conference. Their findings suggest that DePuy ASR XL hip replacements have a 49 percent failure rate after six years. This means that half

Gardere Announces New Chief Marketing Officer

DALLAS – Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP is pleased to announce that Shawn L. Adams has joined the Texas-based law firm as its Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Adams will oversee Gardere’s marketing and business development efforts, working with team members in managing the daily operations of the marketing support function, as well as participate in the strategic business development and strategic revenue initiatives of the firm. “We are pleased that Shawn has decided

Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney's James Murphy Named a Fellow of the American …

James A. Murphy, founding member of Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney, P.C., has been named a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL), one of the premier legal associations in America. Murphy was inducted into the College at its spring meeting in San Antonio, Texas on March 5. Founded in 1950, the ACTL is composed of the best of the trial bar from the United States and

Flagler County Home Health Care Services is the Most Preferred type of Senior Ca …

Bunnell, Florida ( openpr ) March 07, 2011 - Flagler County in-home care has gained increased senior member traffic since it is the most preferred form of senior services amongst the elderly. “There is more evidence than ever that people who need long-term care prefer to live in their own homes and communities whenever possible,” says Dr. Donald Berwick, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Flagler County

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