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Training for specialists on social networking with children and families

25-28 January EveryChild Ukraine in terms of the project “Preventing Separation of Children through Implementation of Gate-keeping mechanism” starts to teach Kiev Oblast specialists of social sphere and childcare services to use Swedish social networking method widely spread in Europe and Russia in their work with Ukrainian families in crisis. Training will be facilitated by a qualified expert in social networking from Moscow Social Rehabilitation Center “Otradnoye” (Russian Federation). The

Junior League of Tampa Provisional Class Lends Assistance to Mary Lee’s House

The 2009-2010 Provisional Class of the Junior League of Tampa has partnered with Mary Lee’s House to provide support to the organization’s staff, volunteers and families in the Tampa Bay area. Funding was secured through a generous donation from the Eckerd Family Foundation. Mary Lee’s House, a children’s advocacy center that opened in late 2008, serves children who have been removed from their homes due to suspected cases of abuse

MLK Day in Nashville finds the dream marching on.....Struggles recalled; legacy …

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY The Rev. Kelly Miller Smith Jr. used to think all families' dinner-table talk revolved around how to get one's child enrolled in a segregated school. He was 5 years old when his father, the first NAACP Nashville chapter president, became one of the first parents to sue to integrate the city's schools. "What you remember is the brick thrown into a home, the house set on fire,"

The Textile Association (India) steps up to strengthen Corporate Response to HIV …

New Delhi – Recognizing the need to address HIV & AIDS related issues at work place, and in order to sensitize the decision makers and senior executives in the industry, the Textile Association (India) has extended support to Denim Club India's ongoing year long HIV and AIDS awareness campaign and will be organising a special awareness session for the participants at the 65th All India Textile Conference being held at

Caring for the Orphaned Children of Belarus

In Belarus, the nightmare of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster persists in the faces of the young children living at the Minsk Orphanage. Most of the 90 children who consider this orphanage their home, suffer from birth defects and developmental delays attributed to one of the worst radioactive accidents in human history. According to official post-Soviet data, about 60% of the radioactive fallout landed in Belarus. After the Chernobyl tragedy, the number

New Company Provides Educational Books for Emerging Adult Readers

Columbia, SC — Readable & Relevant Press, founded by award-winning writer Betsy Wolff, provides books to help young adult and adult readers improve their literacy skills. After working 25+ years as an advocate and social marketer in South Carolina’s poorest areas, Betsy Wolff created this new venture to help fill a long-standing need for practical, empowering books for people struggling with illiteracy. “In many situations I’ve encountered, I’ve been shocked by

Dot Com Infoway becomes Sun Associate partner

Dot Com Infoway., India’s top ranking software development and IT enabled services provider, today announced, a new technological partnership with Sun Microsystems Inc, one of the biggest International provider of software and Information technology services. Dot Com Infoway proudly announced that the company has become an Associate Partner in the Sun Partner Advantage Program for Independent Software Vendors. Sun's Partner Advantage Program for ISVs provides vast resources to its partners who

Payless Shoes 4 Kids Donates 100 Shoes to Los Angeles Charity

(PASADENA, CA) – Selected as a partner in the Payless Shoes 4 Kids program, Hillsides received one hundred $15 gift certificates for shoes to give to families living in Los Angeles County that are in crisis and have financial hardship. “Each Holiday season, Hillsides provides support, relief and safe places for children and youth,” said John Hitchcock, the foster care children’s charity executive director. “Through the support of our friends and

Application window for college financial aid opened Jan. 1

Colorado's CollegeInvest tells students to send their federal application ASAP January 7, 2010, Denver, CO – January 1 was the opening window for students to begin to apply for college financial assistance using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be submitted through June but CollegeInvest, Colorado's not-for-profit higher education financing resource, encourages parents and students to submit their forms as early as possible because most financial aid

DCI Mobile Studios, listed among Top 25 mobile companies in India

DCI Mobile Studios, one of the premier mobile application development company has been voted as one of the top 25 mobile development companies in India. DCI Mobile Studios, the mobile application development division of the leading custom software developer, Dot Com Infoway. Recently, DCI mobile Studios has been voted as one of the top 25 most reliable mobile development companies in India by the popular tech magazine “The Smart Techie”.

Dot Com Infoway to participate in CeBIT 2010: Hall 6–Booth #J23/1

Dot Com Infoway, one of the leading Software and Mobile application development company in the Indian Sub-Continent, will be exhibiting its outstanding software and mobile applications product line at the CeBIT, 2010. Dot Com Infoway (DCI), is an Asian leader in custom software and Mobile application solutions, will be participating in the CeBIT 2010 trade fair, being held in Hanover, Germany, March 2-6, 2010. The company will showcase its range of

Kelly Miller Smith Jr. to speak on MLK Day

The Rev. Dr. Kelly Miller Smith Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the 2010 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Convocation on Monday, Jan. 18, at Tennessee State University’s Gentry Center. The convocation program follows the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. March from 28th Avenue North to the Tennessee State University campus. This year’s event celebrates the 50th anniversary of Nashville’s sit-in demonstrations. The Interdenominational Ministers’ Fellowship has adopted,

Dot Com Infoway to participate in CeBIT 2010: Hall 6–Booth #J27

Dot Com Infoway, one of the leading Software and Mobile application development company in the Indian Sub-Continent, will be exhibiting its outstanding software and mobile applications product line at the CeBIT, 2010. Dot Com Infoway (DCI), is an Asian leader in custom software and Mobile application solutions, will be participating in the CeBIT 2010 trade fair, being held in Hanover, Germany, March 3-6, 2010. The company will showcase its range of

Visiting Artist Program Launches at Pasadena Special Education School

(PASADENA, CA) – While visiting Hillsides Education Center, a special education school in Pasadena, Kendall and Suzana Roclord believed it would be inspiring and exciting if students could be exposed to a steady stream of people who are creative in various fields. pizZazZ at Hillsides was born. A program designed to introduce students to new visiting artists, pizZazZ was launched in December featuring Cartoonist Cathy Guisewite, known for her comic

Appia’s Phone Services Make a Difference for Nonprofit Agency

Nonprofits face unprecedented challenges in the current economy. A new case study shows how the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater Indiana cut costs and improved operations with Appia’s hosted VoIP services. TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – December 29, 2009 – Appia Communications has released a new case study demonstrating how its communication and networking services can benefit nonprofit agencies of all sizes. The study features the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Greater

Knockouts for Girls Brings Toys & Tips to Los Angeles Foster Care Children

(Pasadena, CA)—While some businesses are scaling down their philanthropic giving this year, one Los Angeles charity is going the distance by bringing toys and self-defense tips to a local foster care children’s charity. Knockouts for Girls wanted to give back to the community and reach out to those who are underprivileged, and chose Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity, as their perfect fit. Organizing the toy drive and the self-defense workshop

Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education launches ‘Vidyadeep’ …

The article is about the introduction of scholarships initiative taken by Sikkim Manipal University of Distance Education to the poorer section of the society. Sikkim Manipal University Directorate of Distance Education (SMU-DDE) today announced the launch of Vidyadeep, a nationwide scholarship program for 1500 meritorious and deserving students of SMU-DE programs across India. Out of these 1500 scholarships, 500 scholarships will be offered to students from the North East alone. This

Greek Catholic Union Opens Ski Weekends to Non-members

BEAVER, PA - In response to the recent cold and snowy weather, the Greek Catholic Union (GCU), announced this week the dates for their 3 ski weekends, with a change in the events’ structure to invite non-member groups from regional churches to be a part of the fun. “These weekends promote the social benefits of belonging to a fraternal organization and allow members an opportunity to introduce new friends and

Pasadena Foster Care Charity Celebrates Season at Parkway Grill

(PASADENA, CA) – With the economy still in a downturn, the holiday season can be a time to lift everyone’s spirits, bringing together family and friends while celebrating the meaning of Christmas. Guests at Hillsides Guild’s annual holiday celebration at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena took time to mingle with friends while also bringing joy to many deserving foster care children and families in need. Raising over $5,000 to benefit

League of Women Voters Implements Serenic Navigator, a Microsoft Dynamics Nonpro …

Baltimore, Maryland – December 3, 2009 – The League of Women Voters of the United States selected AVF Consulting, a Microsoft Gold Certified partner, to implement Serenic Navigator, a nonprofit accounting solution built on Microsoft Dynamics NAV. The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization founded in 1920 that encourages informed and active participation in government. In early 2009, the League of Women Voters began their search for an

AFCI Announces New Executive Director

CHEYENNE, WYO., December 3, 2009 - The Association of Film Commissioners International (AFCI) recently announced that Lawrence J. Brownell will serve as the association’s next executive director effective February 1, 2010. Brownell comes to the AFCI with more than 20 years experience in managing not-for-profit and membership organizations. He received a bachelor’s degree in communications, film and television from Syracuse University and an MBA from California State


Focus on work abroad opportunities in the USA at The Work Experience Travel Market annual conference taking place in Miami Florida from 17-19 March 2010. Amsterdam – December 1, 2009 – Two leading global trade associations are co-hosting their annual Work Experience Travel Market and IAPA Annual Conference (WETM-IAC Conference) in Miami, Florida in March—marking the first time the event will be held outside of Europe, and emphasizing the increasing importance

IAPA grows internationally

The International Adventure Park Association (IAPA e.V.) welcomes Go Ape, the largest operator of adventure parks in the UK, and its 22 parks as a new member of the IAPA. Wallenhorst, Kandel, 11-24-2009 – the new chairman of IAPA, Mark da Costa, had great news for the IAPA members. He succeeded in gaining the membership of Go Ape, the largest adventure park operator in the UK. And so IAPA now counts

Childreach International Futurebuilding fundraising programme in partnership wit …

Futurebuilding is a pioneering fundraising programme designed to enable volunteers to play an active role in community development projects. These projects provide invaluable support to the children of these communities, whose livelihoods are affected by stricken basic infrastructures. Despite the success of the Tanzanian government programme to improve primary education, major problems still remain with the conditions of school facilities, which have direct implications on the standard of

As a part of India Denim Day 2009 Campaign, Denim Give Away Drive to collect den …

New Delhi, 21st November 2009 – The denim give away drive, part of India Denim Day Campaign 2009 organised by the Denim Club India kick-started on a positive note with people turning up at The Brand Express showroom in New Delhi to donate old pairs of denim for people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS. Apart from the people who knew about the campaign, customers visiting the showroom

Combining Forces – Horse Industry Network

Cooperation in networks has become a key factor for holding one's ground under the altered globalized market conditions in terms of customer orientation, speed, flexibility and reduced costs. Since 2007, GHI has been working at various levels in this context in order to achieve these goals. A look at the operation and effectiveness of the German Horse Industry is rewarding, because it confirms that networking can also pay off in

Anti-Bullying Week 2009: Changing Lives One Beat at a Time

Hamilton, Ontario, Nov. 21-- An afternoon of Rock music, heartrending stories and messages of hope kicked Anti-Bullying Week off at Columbia International College. Nearly 600 hundred students spent lunch time attending Think Day. The motivational multimedia presentation featured live music from Winnipeg band Hundredfold, thought-provoking videos and personal stories about bullying. Sharing a Message of Hope Students filled every corner of the school gym. There was tangible silence in the air as

Children’s Charity Needs Help with Adopt-a-Family Program

(PASADENA, CA)—At seven years old, Daniel* was feeling the burden of trying to replace the responsibilities of his late father, who died tragically in a random act of violence. Seeing that his mother was struggling with the loss and the task of being the sole provider, Daniel constantly thought about how he could help his mother and brothers, ages 3 and 1. Daniel was having trouble concentrating in

European Cluster Observatory - on-line Collaboration Platform for Cluster manage …

The European Commission launched a number of cluster related projects and initiatives aiming at strengthening cluster policies within Europe and improving the efficiency of existing efforts in cluster management, as well as fostering international cluster cooperation. The European Cluster Observatory and - the European Cluster Excellence Initiative constitute two central pillars within this approach. The European Cluster Observatory will offer an on-line collaboration platform for cluster organisations and their members

Jeff Fulmer joins Eagle Technologies USA

Jeff Fulmer joins Eagle Technologies USA Brea, California September 1st, 2009 – Eagle Technologies USA is pleased to announce Jeff Fulmer as a new business partner and Director of Business Development. Jeff has been a vital contributor to the success of Eagle technologies thus far on a consultancy basis. Jeff will now be joining Eagle Technologies full time to stream line growth into existing card markets, and to head

Los Angeles Children’s Charity Receives National Recognition for Public Relation …

(PASADENA, CA)— Year over year, the finalists for PR News’ Nonprofit PR Awards raise the bar for doing well by doing good, and 2009 was no exception. This year’s finalists, which represent industries and interests as diverse as organ/tissue donations, influenza preparedness and hunger prevention, overcame economic, social and political barriers to deliver results that exceeded even the loftiest of expectations. Hillsides, a foster care children’s charity serving families in

Webmart Charitable Trust Funds Gaze-Controlled Computer Giving Independence to D …

SpecialEffect – a charity dedicated to helping disabled people benefit from advances in games and leisure technology – visited Webmart’s Bicester-based offices today to give a special demonstration of gaze-controlled leisure technology, which is designed to provide severely disabled people with greater independence. Webmart employees were able to try out games such as Connect 4 and even compose music with a simulated guitar, using only eye movement. Patron Matt Hampson,

What’s Up Interactive Launches New Site for Atlanta’s Society of St. Vincent DeP …

Atlanta-based What’s Up Interactive has launched a new site for local non-profit Society of St. Vincent DePaul’s (SVdP) Atlanta chapter. The Web site makeover was designed to refresh and modernize the brand’s online image while illustrating the mission and work of the Society. “The beauty of the new site is that it so clearly illustrates the wonderful mission and value of the St. Vincent DePaul Society,” says What’s Up CEO

SEO Ranking Expert Introduces SEO Services for Small Static & Dynamic Websites

SEO Ranking Expert, a professional SEO company in India, introduces SEO services for both small static & huge dynamic websites at the best possible price in industry. Today business websites are playing a crucial role in the sale of services & products online. The websites appearing at higher search engine ranking in the search engine result pages stand at a good chance of getting increased website traffic & prospective


(PASADENA, CA)--A leading sportswear company, with the help of former foster care youth from Pasadena, is spreading holiday cheer early, bringing a positive impact to the economy and smiles to individuals who are experiencing financial hardships. A4, the leading manufacturer for high quality, high performance athletic sportswear, recently launched a job training program with Hillsides Youth Moving On, a transitional living and housing program for former foster youth in Pasadena,

Swissôtel Sydney Voted Best in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands

SYDNEY, October 2009 – After 52,000 votes and 2,800 nominations, Swissôtel Sydney has been awarded the HotelClub Awards premier accolade of Top 3 Hotels in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands at the 4th HotelClub Hotel Awards ceremony held recently in Sydney. Swissôtel Sydney also walked away with the Best Hotel in New South Wales and Best Hotel in Oceania award, truly deserving the title of ‘one of the most

Klemchuk Kubasta LLP Hosts Event for Dallas-Ft. Worth Women in IP

Top DFW Women in Intellectual Property Law Gather for Networking Event Dallas, Texas, October 27, 2009 – The Dallas Ft. Worth Women in IP held their first large group event at the Dallas office of Klemchuk Kubasta LLP ( on September 9, 2009. Over 50 of the top women practicing Intellectual Property Law in Dallas and Ft. Worth attended the networking event. Bhaveeni Parmar, one of Klemchuk Kubasta LLP’s

Yaadein - Down the Memory Lane at Coral Jubilee Alumni Reunion 70-75 Batch at BI …

Members of every major religion undertake pilgrimages and for the alumni of BITS Pilani which is one among the top ranking universities in India visiting their alma mater years after their graduation, is undoubtedly a pilgrimage. With Passion Quotient for alma mater peaking, for each one of them, Pilani is just not a destination where one arrives but rather the spirit with which one undertakes and continues the journey. Birla Institute

Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore Emerged Victorious at the Hospitality Asia Pla …

SINGAPORE, October 2009 - Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore emerged victorious at the Hospitality Asia Platinum Awards (HAPA) 2009-2011 (Singapore series), sweeping a collection of awards including HAPA Best Business Hotel, HAPA Best Housekeeping Team, HAPA Restaurant of the Year (Jaan par André), HAPA Best Wine Experience Restaurant (Jaan par André) and HAPA Best Western Cuisine Chef (Chef André Chiang). Swissôtel The Stamford’s HAPA Best Business Hotel award comes as a double

United Cerebral Palsy of Central Maryland Replaces Outdated MAS 90 Accounting So …

Baltimore, Maryland – October 27, 2009 – United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Maryland selected Microsoft Gold Certified partner AVF Consulting, Inc. to implement Serenic Navigator for Microsoft Dynamics NAV, a comprehensive financial management software solution for nonprofit organizations. UCP of Central Maryland began looking for new nonprofit accounting software when their decade-old MAS 90 solution became slow and unreliable. Despite several upgrades to the solution, the application continued to

Shirtworks is awarded Soil Association accreditation, becoming Europe's only cer …

Shirtworks is delighted to announce that it has been awarded Soil Association accreditation. The certification dictates certain organic standards for both a range of organic garments as well as screen printing and embroidery processes. At the time of writing, Shirtworks is Europe's only certified organic garment embroidery company. The accreditation is recognition of Shirtworks' commitment to environmentally friendly methods of promotional garment production. For more information visit or call

Science & Buddhism Collide: a talk on relation between Buddhism & Science to be …

Buddhism has had a long history of intense probing into the true nature of reality both at physical and non-physical level. In this objective and the methodological rigor it shares a lot with modern science. Recently there has been rapidly growing interest among scientists to conduct research into Buddhist theories and practices especially those related to the mind and its development. The Buddhists, who likewise have shown great interest in

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) Ranked Number 405 Fastest Growing Compa …

American Sensor Technologies, Inc. (AST) today announced that it ranked number 405 on Technology Fast 500™, Deloitte LLP’s ranking of 500 of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Rankings are based on percentage of fiscal year revenue growth during the five year period from 2004–2008. American Sensor Technologies, Inc. grew 288% percent during this period. AST’s CEO, Richard Tasker, credits advanced technology

For the sake of the environment: solvent-free, odourless and durable

Neschen supplies digital print media for latex inks from HP Bückeburg, 24th September 2009 - When it comes to the environment, Neschen AG and HP work together. As a certificated development partner of HP, coating specialist from Bückeburg Neschen AG has collaborated with the inkjet manufacturer to developed digitally printable media which are ideal for HP's latex inks and printers. In terms of quality and versatility, the water-based HP latex


(DENVER, Colo.) October 2009 – Native Eyewear is proud to sponsor actor and conservation activist Edward Norton and his team of 30 marathoners and three Maasai warriors as they run the 26.2 mile New York City Marathon. On November 1st, the team runs for the Maasai Wilderness Conservation Trust, a Kenya-based conservation organization. The mission of the trust is to support the preservation of biodiversity within the Maasai tribal lands

Wine Spectator’s “Best of Award of Excellence” for Sh’un at Swissôtel Nankai Osa …

OSAKA, October 2009 – Barely two years since its opening in January last year, Swissôtel Nankai Osaka’s Sh'un Kushiage and Wine has made it to the Wine Spectator's Restaurant Wine List Awards for two consecutive years. In 2008, its first year of operations, Sh’un received the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence and in 2009, it raises the bar by clinching the Best of Award of Excellence – an even more

The book, All Religions Are Cults, is now available

The Micronational Professional Registry (MPR) announces that the book, All Religions Are Cults: And What a Few Good Priests, Monks, Rabbis and Mullahs Can Do About It (ISBN10: 1449553559; EAN13: 9781449553555), has been published on 17 October 2009. The author of the book is the Hon Most Rev Dr Cesidio Tallini, President of the MPR, and the book was published by CreateSpace. This book is ecumenical, interreligious, and metareligious in nature. It

Tiziani Whitmyre Rebrands Massachusetts Biotechnology Council

SHARON, MASSACHUSETTS – Tiziani Whitmyre, Inc., a Boston-area marketing services firm, has completed a brand development and corporate identity program for the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council (MassBio). MassBio used Tiziani Whitmyre’s brand development process and design services to create a logo and brand color palette that embodied the organization’s new strategic vision and direction. “The new brand identity supports the new strategic direction of the organization as laid out by our 2015

Applaud Proposed EPA NRR Rule Changes for Acknowledging “Real World” Experience, …

SMITHFIELD, RHODE ISLAND, U.S.A. — October 6, 2009—The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed changes governing Noise Reduction Ratings will help to “refocus hearing conservation programs to prevent employee hearing loss, and reflect real-world realities in the workplace,” according to Brad Witt, Director of Hearing Conservation for Sperian Hearing Protection, LLC. “If enacted, the changes will place greater responsibility on the shoulders of safety managers for determining how much protection a noise-exposed worker

Animal Rescue League Receives Donated Web Site through Grant Program

SALEM, N.H., Oct. 2, 2009 – The Salem Animal Rescue League has launched a completely redesigned Web site that was donated by New Hampshire-based marketing and design firm Danconia Media. The site – located at – was donated as part of Danconia's Web design grant program for Granite State nonprofits and charities. It was built with a highly user-friendly content management system that will allow SARL members to add and

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