Dumbbell2.com’s Fitness Challenge Participants See Dramatic Results Reports RConcepts

Atlanta, Ga. (PRWEB) September 02, 2014

RConcepts Inc., the inventor of the worlds first two-handed dumbbell, announced today that the participants of the Dumbbell2 Summer Fitness Challenge 2014 are already seeing positive results. Participants are reporting weight loss, increased muscle mass and tone, and more energy. Another common theme from the challenge participants is that the workouts are fun and effective due to the unique shape of the Dumbbell2 (DB2), the next-generation dumbbell.

DB2 is ideal for people of all ages and ability who want to achieve a higher level of fitness more quickly and efficiently using functional movements to strengthen and tone muscles. More versatile and effective than the traditional dumbbell, DB2s innovative center weight enables never before seen advancements in total body muscle engagement. In addition, using the DB2 with one hand provides end loaded functionality that isolates specific muscles for more precision targeting.

In July Dumbbell2.com announced their 2014 Summer Fitness Challenge. Winners were selected based on fitness levels, degree of motivation, and willingness to work virtually one-on-one with a certified master personal trainer. Dumbbell2.com sent the five winners a set of DB2 weights along with an individualized training program. The participants are now starting their fourth week of training with DB2, and the results are extremely positive.

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Latest Book for Startups. How to Create the Next Facebook. Insights from a writer at Forbes and Businessweek.

New York, NY (PRWEB) October 05, 2012

Latest release from Apress, How to Create the Next Facebook: Seeing Your Startup Through, from Idea to IPO by tech guru Tom Taulli crystallizes the process by which Facebook was shepherded from idea to IPO. Facebook, the worlds largest social media platform went public this February, and besides the hiccups in its stock price and all the negative press, there is no doubt that Facebook has made billions for its employees from just one idea and the company is inarguably the single most successful social networking site in the world. But Facebook didnt become the sensation that it is today by chance. The company has become so successful because it has a leader in Mark Zuckerberg who is a genius at starting a company and keeping it focused, and who is willing to understand and overcome his own shortcomings.

How to Create the Next Facebook: Seeing your Startup Through, from Idea to IPO by Tom Taulli answers the one question that has remained unanswered until now: From a business standpoint, how, exactly, did Facebook do it? How did a college student with no real-world business experience take a relatively simple idea and then, less than ten years later, turn it into a $ 100 billion dollar company? What specific steps did Facebook take along its journey to create perhaps the most innovative startup of the 21st century? What approach did Zuckerberg take when pitching venture capitalists, and how did he go about forging its many strategic partnerships? And, most importantly, how can would-be founders learn and effectively utilize Facebook’s unique techniques and strategies in their own startup efforts? The book acts as a guided blueprint for budding entrepreneurs who are ready to start building their own great business.

ISBN: 978-1-4302-4647-3
208 pages
Publication Date: October 4, 2012
Available eBook Formats : EPUB, MOBI, PDF
Print Book Price : $ 29.99
eBook Price: $ 20.99

About the Author

Tom Taulli is based in Silicon Valley, in the heart of IPO land. On a regular basis, he talks with many of the top tech CEOs and founders to find the next hot deals and discover which startups are stinkers. A long-time follower of the IPO scene, Taulli started one of the first sites in the space, called WebIPO, in the mid-1990s. It was a place where investors got research as well as access to deals for the dot-com boom. From there, he started several other companies, such as Hypermart.net, which was sold to InfoSpace in 1999. Currently, Taulli is an advisor to tech companies and writes extensively on tech, finance, and IPOs. His work has appeared on Forbes.com, TechWeb, and BusinessWeek. He is also frequently quoted in publications like the Wall Street Journal and is regularly interviewed on CNBC and BloombergTV. You can follow him on Twitter at @ttaulli.

About Apress Media

With more than 1,000 books in print and e-formats, Apress is the authoritative source for IT professionals, software developers, and business leaders all over the world. Apress provides high-quality, no-fluff content that helps serious technology professionals build a comprehensive pathway to career success. Since 2007, Apress has been part of Springer Science+Business Media, one of the world’s leading scientific, technical, and medical publishing houses, enabling global distribution of Apress publications. For more information, please visit http://www.apress.com.

For review copies or to get in touch with the author, please contact: Sadhika Salariya, PR Manager, sadhikasalariya@apress.com, 212-620-8061

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FNArena Reporting Season Monitor August 2014

FNArena Reporting Season Monitor August 2014
Welcome to the daily FNArena Reporting Season Monitor for the August result season 2014. The Monitor takes the form of a constantly updated Excel table (attached) made available to subscribers on a daily basis. The table includes broker ratings and …
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Invasive plant control volunteer workshop
Learn about this iconic bird's presence in 17th-century Plymouth, its current relevance to habitat and species conservation successes, and sustainable use of natural resources. Stay for a post-film discussion with the film's co-writer and …. the …
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MOC Watch: CRNA Version Raises Hackles
The relevance of the program to everyday practice is unclear, said Horowitz. "There are more than 100 specific topics, which read like the curriculum of a CRNA educational program, and not like a program for experienced practicing clinicians." There …
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App Dialer lets you easily search through your apps

App Dialer lets you easily search through your apps
If you have a ton of apps on your Android smartphone, chances are, you need all the help you can get to easily look through them and find the one you need. Well, there's an app to help you with that as the App Dialer is a unique launcher that lets you …
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Consumer Collection Management, Inc. Selects Castel Connects(R) Dialer for
Castel Communications, LLC and Consumer Collection Management, Inc. (CCM) today announced Castel's Dialer and Suite Solution will replace its existing contact center technology. The new platform will provide CCM with a scalable communications …
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Consumer Collection Management, Inc. Selects Castel Connects® Dialer for
BUFFALO, N.Y. and MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. — Castel Communications, LLC and Consumer Collection Management, Inc. (CCM) today announced Castel's Dialer and Suite Solution will replace its existing contact center technology. The new platform will …
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Pathfinder Platoon – Afghanistan (part 1/5)

Pathfinder Platoon - Afghanistan (part 1/5)

http://www.eliteukforces.info/ Documentary featuring the elite Pathfinder Platoon on operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

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St. Vincent

St. Vincent
Event on 2014-09-06 19:00:00

It starts with the creation myth: St. Vincent, naked and alone in the wilderness, startled as the ominous rattle of a snake breaks the silence of her Eden. She realizes she's not alone in the world and breaks into a run, headed towards the uncertainty of the future. It's a lovely and appropriate metaphor to open St. Vincent's self-titled fourth album, except that it literally happened."It's not a metaphor at all," St. Vincent, aka Annie Clark, says of the album's lead track, "Rattlesnake." While visiting a friend's west Texas ranch, she decided to strip away her clothes and fully enjoy the solitude that city life so rarely affords. "I went walking around this great expanse of land. There was no one around so I decided to take my clothes off and immerse myself in nature. I saw holes in the path, but did not put two-and-two together until I heard the rattle and caught a glimpse of the snake."Clark's been moving at a breakneck speed for the past two years, barely stopping to catch her breath amidst a whirlwind of recording and touring. In 2011 she released her third album, 'Strange Mercy,' called "one of the year's best" by the New York Times and "something to behold" by Pitchfork. The record cemented her status as one of her generation's most fearsome and inventive guitarists, earned her the covers of SPIN, Paper, and Under the Radar, performances everywhere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Fallon to Letterman and Conan, and a year-long sold-out tour of her biggest venues to date around the world. She appeared on the hit IFC series Portlandia and graced the pages of Vogue's coveted September issue. It was during this already monumentally busy time that she completed work with David Byrne on their collaborative album 'Love This Giant,' another critical smash that was dubbed "marvelous" by the New Yorker and "magical" by NPR."I finished the 'Strange Mercy' tour in Japan and went directly into 'Love This Giant' rehearsals and the subsequent North American tour," says Clark.At the end of it all, Clark made it clear to everyone in her life, in no uncertain terms, that she needed two weeks to decompress and readjust to life off the road. Time without interruption, without thoughts of albums or tours or festivals or studios. "36 hours later I sent everyone an email saying, 'I'm ready to go again,'" Clark laughs. "I began writing music."Those songs turned into her most lyrically sophisticated and musically diverse collection to date, meshing distorted, aggressive electric guitars and bold vocal and synthesizer arrangements on top of a relentless rhythm section."I wanted the groove to be paramount," Clark says of the album, which she arranged and demoed extensively in Austin before heading into the studio in Dallas to record. She enlisted Dap-Kings drummer Homer Steinweiss and frequent collaborator McKenzie Smith of Midlake to share drum duties, while she returned to producer John Congleton to take the sonic potential they'd only just begun to tap with 'Strange Mercy' into dramatic new territory. "I wanted to make a party record you could play at a funeral."The result is Clark's most gripping work to date. "Bring Me Your Loves" is a frenzied freakout, but even less frantic tracks like "Severed Crossed Fingers" still deliver her trademark blend of the beautiful and surreal. At the heart of all her music, though, lie larger questions about what it means to be human and the ways in which we seek to create meaning in our lives."Regret" catches her at a moment of immense vulnerability, while "I Prefer Your Love" may be the purest expression of affection she's ever written. "Digital Witness" tackles identity in the era of Instagram, with Clark singing, "If I can't show it / If you can't see me / What's the point of doing anything""We are inundated with technology that makes us perpetual spectators," says Clark. "It's not enough to just experience life, we have to document it and show it to other people in order to validate our existence." Clark is quick to admit that she, too, at times falls victim to the impulse, which is part of what fascinates her so much with the idea. "Lyrically, I'm always so interested in how complicated people are and the notion of true ambivalence," she says. "Literally, ambi-valence. Two ways at the same time."Such is the music on 'St. Vincent': charming and alarming, gorgeous and morbid, comforting and uncanny. Four albums into one of music's most compelling careers, Annie Clark is as "ambi-valent" as ever, and she's not slowing down any time soon.

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JazzWerkstatt Wien New Ensemble – Sympathikus: Stack Overflow – Coda

JazzWerkstatt Wien New Ensemble – Sympathikus: Stack Overflow – Coda

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Medical Marijuana Company Provides Solution for Illinois Marketing Regulations

(PRWEB) August 29, 2014

Under Section 946.300, Qualifications for the Certifying Physician, it states in section b) that The physician shall notadvertise in a cultivation center or a dispensing organization. What does this mean for physicians? What the state of Illinois has done is create a level of transparency between the physician and any potential patients entering their care. The goal is to create a level of reliability currently seen in traditional pharmacies and with typical prescription medications. Medical steering is a serious issue in medicine today and Section 946.300 looks to create similar standards within the cannabis community.

By preventing physicians from collaborating with or advertising in dispensaries via business cards, flyers, or other materials the hope is that a physician will uphold their Hippocratic oath when treating their patients without financial conflicts of interest occurring. Due to these new changes in regulations for physicians wishing to certify patients for medical cannabis use, MarijuanaDoctors.com has emerged as the perfect solution. By providing a legal and highly frequented platform for patient appointment requests, MarijuanaDoctors.com provides high quality exposure to physicians across the state of Illinois who are seeking a viable method of advertising. Because the educational materials MarijuanaDoctors.com provides can be placed in dispensaries and other cannabis businesses and because MarijuanaDoctors.com educational materials do not break any Illinois laws or regulations, it is the perfect medium for physicians wishing to be placed in front of a highly specific demographic. Through unique Caregiver profiles (link to caregiver section) even dispensaries can help physicians book appointments by directing patients to register and use MarijuanaDoctors.com to request an appointment.

Sadly, many patients are not properly informed and believe that simply being a resident of the state entitles them to medical marijuana. In some reported instances we have had dispensary owners explain to us that patients will sometimes simply show up, expecting to be sold medicine, when in fact they have yet to pass through the appropriate channels to qualify. Because MarijuanaDoctors.com collaborates with PotLocator.com, it is able to not only provide dispensaries and other safe access providers with exposure, but also direct patients to physicians who have not entered the cannabis industry at the necessary stage.

Traditional mediums such as print, television, and radio can be cost prohibitive and do not have a potential reach even close to that of MarijuanaDoctors.com, seeing over 5,000 unique visitors a day MarijuanaDoctors.com is the most frequented site by patients in the search for their medical cannabis recommendation.

MarijuanaDoctors.com provides a full host of marketing services and listing tools to get any physician and their practice the exposure needed to elevate their practice to the next level of financial sustainability. From optimized profiles, professionally written press releases, and exclusive pay per click campaigns, MarijuanaDoctors.com is an industry leader in providing exposure and up to date information for all of our physicians and clients.

For more information regarding how you can expose your practice or clinic to new patients today, please contact COO John Nicolazzo at (305)728-4858.

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Is Shock Treatment Effective In Keeping Kids From Smoking?

Greensboro, NC (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

Most young people who smoke arent worrying about the long-term effects, regardless of how many times theyve heard smoking is bad. For parents, the goal should be to convey the risks of smoking in a way that is meaningful. Easier said than done, right?

So, what is meaningful to teens and tweens? How do we get through to them?

According to Dr. Michael Popkin, published parenting expert and spokesperson for the youth smoking prevention program Real Parents Real Answers, one answer is shock factor. Popkin suggests the more graphic your argument, the more emotionally meaningful and powerful your message becomes.

Smoking has many well-known consequences such as heart disease, various cancers, mouth and throat disease, and chronic respiratory diseases; however, other adverse health effects are being researched and discovered all the time, says Popkin. And then there are the more short-term noticeable effects: yellow teeth, bad breath, tooth decay, chronic coughing, increased phlegm, wheezing, rapid aging, decreased sense of taste/smell, and the stench of smoke in your clothes, house, hair and car.

However, simply naming these health consequences means very little to a tween whos thinking these things happen to others, but not to him or her.

In this online world, its easy to find graphic, disturbing and otherwise shocking information to share with your kids. However, Popkin warns that parents will have to use their judgment to know how much is enough. Ideas to consider range from showing your child what a healthy lung looks like versus the lung from a chronic smoker or taking your teen to meet with someone who has had a laryngectomy.

Shock tactics arent for every child, Popkin states. But for some harder-to-reach kids, a healthy dose of reality shows that the dangers of smoking arent just empty threats theyre real health concerns that are just as likely to affect your child as they are anyone else.

Popkin notes that there are a myriad of options that will help parents effectively talk to their kids about not smoking and suggests parents visit http://www.RealParentsRealAnswers.com for talking tips and tools. Its a conversation that parents need to have with their kids, he says, even if they are relatively sure its not something their child would do. Talking early and often about staying smoke free is the best tactic for keeping kids from participating in this dangerous behavior.

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Ieder jaar worden ruim 200 jonge ontwerpers uit de regio Antwerpen met dezelfde vraag geconfronteerd na hun afstuderen: what’s next? BUZZKRUIT – een crosmediale tentoonstelling – geeft nieuw talent de kans zichzelf kenbaar te maken bij de reeds gevestigde ontwerpers en een breed publiek. Wie zijn ze, welke bagage hebben ze meegekregen, wat zijn hun ambities en hoe denken zij over hun toekomst?

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BUZZKRUIT – De entree van jonge ontwerpers in de professionele wereld
Ieder jaar worden ruim 200 jonge ontwerpers uit de regio Antwerpen geconfronteerd met dezelfde vraag na hun afstuderen: what’s next? Buzzkruit – een initiatief van ANTWERP. POWERED BY CREATIVES – geeft jong talent de kans zichzelf te presenteren aan reeds gevestigde ontwerpers en een breed publiek. Wie zijn ze, welke bagage hebben ze meegekregen, wat zijn hun ambities en hoe denken zij over hun carrière? Maar vooral: hoe kunnen wij hen zo warm mogelijk onthalen in hun toekomstig werkveld?

Buzzkruit is de eerste try-out van een jaarlijks crossmediaal project en toont de frisse visie van negen pas afgestudeerde ontwerpers. Deze negen geven stem aan alle afgestudeerden en introduceren een hele jaarlichting. Zij vertellen over hun visie, hun plannen, hun ambitie en hun angsten. Zo weet de wereld wat zij willen, maar ook wat jong talent te bieden heeft aan onze maatschappij. Dit zijn de ontwerpers die innovatief over de wereld moeten nadenken en reflecteren, zij maken het verhaal van de toekomst.

Even belangrijk is de feedback van hun toekomstige klanten, de potentiële werkgever en de collega’s die hun weg reeds gemaakt hebben. Deze tentoonstelling is een oproep aan het publiek om de citaten van de jonge ontwerpers te beantwoorden met tips en advies om hen warm welkom te heten bij de start van hun carrière.

Het publiek – ook jij! – kan feedback bezorgen op volgende manieren:
- Noteren op kaarten bij het bezoek aan de tentoonstelling
- Mailen via info@winkelhaak.be
- Reageren via www.buzzkruit.be of
- Reageren via de Facebookpagina Buzzkruit

Alle feedback wordt anoniem of met naam toegevoegd aan de tentoonstelling, zodat deze blijft groeien tot het slotevenement op 9 september. Buzzkruit sluit af met een workshopmiddag en netwerk- en informatieavond. De negen ontwerpers presenteren zichzelf en vertellen of de gegeven tips en gedeelde ervaringen hun visie en ambitie al beïnvloed heeft. Bovendien dragen ze alle info, tips en adviezen als echte ambassadeurs over aan hun mede-afgestudeerden. Noteer 9 september alvast in je agenda!

Curator Kurt Vanbelleghem selecteerde in samenwerking met docenten en Design Vlaanderen negen ontwerpers op basis van hun visie, ambitie en mondigheid. In tegenstelling tot de klassieke eindejaarstentoonstelling, focust Buzzkruit niet op de resultaten uit de opleidingen, maar op de ontwikkeling en de achterliggende drijfveer van ieder individu. De ontwerpers studeerden dit jaar af aan Universiteit Antwerpen, AP Hogeschool en Karel de Grote Hogeschool in productontwikkeling, grafische vormgeving, multimedia en juweelontwerp.

Buzzkruit toont met deze tentoonstelling dat pas afgestudeerden niet enkel artistiek bezig zijn, maar ook ondernemend, creatief en out-of-the-box denken. Negen jonge ontwerpers stellen vragen aan het publiek en willen door dit project hun ondernemerszin verder ontwikkelen en delen met het publiek.

Buzzkruit bestaat uit verschillende interactieve onderdelen:
1. De tentoonstelling focust op interactie tussen het aanstormend talent en de gevestigde ontwerpers. Zo kunnen pas afgestudeerde creatievelingen hun ambities toetsen en zich voorbereiden op de professionele wereld. Bezoekers worden aangemoedigd tips, ervaringen en adviezen neer te schrijven.
2. Via Buzzkruit.be kan iedereen eveneens adviezen en ervaringen delen, kennis maken met de deelnemers en zich inschrijven voor de activiteiten.
3. Tijdens de workshop op 9 september 2014, in samenwerking met Flanders DC, krijgen alle geïnteresseerden handige raad en tips met het oog op hun latere carrière.
4. Buzzkruit sluit af met een netwerkavond voor alle afgestudeerden, creatieve ondernemers en beleidsmakers op zowel lokaal als regionaal niveau. Met behulp van de talentscouting, speeddates en infostands kunnen de aanwezigen constructieve contacten leggen en nuttige informatie inwinnen.

Wat oorspronkelijk gelanceerd werd als een stedelijk initiatief, groeide uit tot een designplatform voor de hele provincie. ANTWERP. POWERED BY CREATIVES bundelt de krachten van designers, bedrijven, onderwijs en overheid. Het platform versterkt de kruisbestuiving en de samenwerking tussen de verschillende ontwerpdisciplines en industriële sectoren. Doel: initiatieven ontwikkelen die innovatie en experiment stimuleren door in te spelen op het potentieel en de specifieke noden van de Antwerpse designsector. Door het aanbieden van netwerking, het uitwisselen van kennis en een gemeenschappelijk communicatiekanaal zal dit resulteren in een inspirerende en aantrekkelijke regio met sterke creatieve bedrijven die synoniem staan voor vernieuwing en de Antwerpse designsector internationaal op de kaart zet.

ANTWERP. POWERED BY CREATIVES is een samenwerkingsverband tussen provincie Antwerpen, stad Antwerpen, Designcenter de Winkelhaak, Universiteit Antwerpen, Antwerp Management School en de Karel de Grote-Hogeschool en vertegenwoordigt de Antwerpse regio binnen het Designplatform Vlaanderen.

9 juli t/m 9 september 2014 open op werkdagen van 9-18 u. en zaterdag van 14-18 u. gesloten op zondagen en op 21 juli en 15 augustus gratis inkom

9 september 2014, van 16-18 u gevolgd door een netwerkdrink doelgroep: jong creatief talent (pas of enkele jaren geleden afgestudeerd), max. 50 deelnemers. gratis mits registratie via Buzzkruit.be

9 september 2014, van 18-22 u. netwerk- en infomoment voor jong talent en de professionele sector. gratis mits registratie via Buzzkruit.be

Designcenter de Winkelhaak, Lange Winkelhaakstraat 26, 2060 Antwerpen

Buzzkruit is mogelijk gemaakt dankzij de inspanning van Antwerp. Powered by Creatives, Design Vlaanderen, Designcenter de Winkelhaak, AP Hogeschool, Karel de Grote Hogeschool, en Universiteit Antwerpen.

Bron: UiTinVlaanderen.be
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