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Telematics Update: Webinar How to Penetrate the Automotive Fleet Telematics Market?

Amsterdam (PRWEB) February 01, 2012

The interactive event will be held on Friday 10th February at 11am CET and is now open to the entire fleet telematics community!

Participants will be able to learn how to implement successful vehicle management, asset tracking and driver training to offer value-added services to the end user and form partnerships.

Understanding how the automakers, government and tier one technology suppliers envisage the business models, technology and strategy developments in this field is all critical for solutions providers to design products and timelines in-line to keep up with current trends.

To explore these new openings in the fleet telematics industry, Telematics Update has organised a live webinar entitled How to penetrate the European automotive fleet telematics market.

The 45 minute session includes live Q & A's and will be delivered by 3 key industry figures:

Karim Jawad Smarter Cities Leader, IBM

Pierre Sirolli Chief Project Manager, Renault Trucks

Ruben Van Doorn Director Planet Me, TNT Express

The experts will:

A successful business case study and the recent tech. developments that have led to tangible savings for fleet operators

Capitalise on the needs of the end user by increasing asset visibility and integrating successful telematics solutions for your business partners

The rising level of telematics integration within the electric vehicle space, and gauge the opportunity of end user uptake from the wider logistics industry using EVs

The webinar offers a chance to understand how some of the most successful fleet players are viewing the future development drivers for technology integration, growth of the market and the path to a more efficient supply chain.

More than that, the opportunity to ask questions directly to industry thought-leaders for first-hand answers is here. The webinar can be joined for free at: (places are limited, so register early).

For more information about how a webinar works go to:

About Telematics Update: Telematics Update is the reference point for automotive telematics, mobile and web industries and a cornerstone for communications within the industry. We aim to provide you with industry focused news, events, reports, updates and information.



Congressional Hearing on Reauthorization of User Fees: What It Means for Jobs, Innovation and Patients

LA JOLLA, Calif. (PRWEB) February 01, 2012

CHI President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Gollaher, Ph.D., today provided testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee on the reauthorization of user fee programs.

FDAs Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) program has special importance to California because the biomedical industry is among our states leading high-tech employers, directly accounting for about 268,000 jobs whose annual salaries average $ 72,000. Gollaher expressed CHIs support of the reauthorization of PDUFA, underscored its critical role in drug innovation, and reviewed its recent data that accurately reflects U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) performance.

A predictable and transparent regulatory process is an essential component of the biomedical innovation ecosystem in California, and while the FDA has frequently been the target of criticism, I want to emphasize our commitment to strengthening the partnership with the agency and our support of PDUFA, said Gollaher. By working together, Congress, the agency, industry and other stakeholders can maintain the high standards of safety and effectiveness that physicians, patients and their families expect, while also enhancing the biomedical industrys ability to attract the investment necessary to retain U.S. global leadership in life sciences innovation.

A time-honored principle of management is that what gets measured gets done, said Gollaher. We have learned a great deal in working over the past two years with Boston Consulting Group and the FDA, mining the agencys data in order to gain a better understanding of how it operates, and how its performance metrics have changed over time.

CHI proposes (a) regularly gathering and analyzing the best possible data; (b) updating performance metrics during the next PDUFA cycle in order to track performance consistently and longitudinally; and (c) ensuring that there is agreement among the FDA, industry, and Congress that the data and how they are reported are the most accurate possible measures of agency performance.

It is critical that an agency that regulates more than 20 percent of American production, and depends increasingly on industry user fees, put in place consistent tracking mechanisms, said Gollaher. More granular information from the division review level is required to understand where the agency is working and where processes need improvement in order to get innovations to the patients that need them.

The committee also heard from The Honorable Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D., FDA commissioner; Geno Germano, president and general manager, specialty care and oncology, Pfizer, Inc.; Richard F. Pops, chairman and CEO, Alkermes, testifying on behalf of BIO; Allan Coukell, director, medical programs, Pew Health Group, The Pew Charitable Trusts; Diane Edquist Dorman, vice president public policy, National Organization of Rare Disorders; David E. Wheadon, senior vice president scientific and regulatory affairs, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America; Dr. Daniel A.C. Frattarelli, chair, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Drugs, Oakwood Hospital and Medical Center, on behalf of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Committee on Drugs.

Originally enacted in 1992, and subsequently renewed three more times, PDUFA authorizes the FDA to collect fees from companies for drug submission review and approval. Industry groups and those on the Hill are aiming to reauthorize PDUFA by mid-2012, prior to the Sept. 30 expiration and the November elections.

In California, the biomedical industry employs nearly 268,000 people, more than any other state in the nation. The majority are small companies that rely on venture capital funding to support their innovative research and development. The industry is responsible for producing innovative products for treating heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases that serve to benefit millions of patients in the United States and around the world.

It is imperative that this legislation remain highly focused: to support the agency in its efforts to promote biomedical innovation; to encourage it to address areas of inefficiency; to balance its imperative to protect public safety with the importance of continuing robust investment into new drugs and biologics, said Gollaher. In the long view, public health and the economic health and competitiveness of the biomedical industry are two sides of the same coin. Without immense investment, the next generation of breakthroughs for our greatest healthcare needs will never materialize. Nor will the jobs to produce them.

To view the live webcast and access written copies of the testimony, click here.

About CHI

CHI represents more than 275 leading biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical companies, and public and private academic biomedical research organizations. CHIs mission is to advance responsible public policies that foster medical innovation and promote scientific discovery. CHIs website is Follow us on Twitter @calhealthcare, Facebook, LinkedIn and Youtube.

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Majitek & BizCloud

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) February 01, 2012

For almost ten years, Majitek has been at the forefront of Internet software for connected real estate. The company has deployed its Leap Plaza software in more than 60,000 residential units, in gated communities and high-rise office and apartment towers, including Jumierah Beach Residences in Dubai, the worlds largest single stage property development with 15,000 residents in 7,000 units. Majiteks customers have reported a very high uptake of value-added services from their tenants, which has brought them benefits to top line revenue generation as well as to the bottom line from the efficiencies that come from customer self-service and automated billing.

Turn the Building Help Desk into a Customer Self-Service Portal

Lets face it, facilities management workers are not always great at customer service. Sometimes, there are language and cultural difficulties. In many buildings, help desk is a chief engineer answering the phone. This is easily improved with a web portal. When customers come to the buildings web site, they have a clear process where they can report maintenance issues. This could be a simple web form, or a more useful web application where customers can track the status of their requests and property managers can see the overall daily, monthly and weekly schedule.

Use Technology to manage building operations more efficiently

More efficiency means getting more bang for your buck and ideally, reducing the amount of bucks too! Its all about doing more for less. One of the best ways to do this is to Add integrated billing. Customers can pay for rent, tenancy charges, or additional services, through their credit cards (for a small additional charge). Many owners of units are in different locations, even different states or countries. Providing this extra amenity gives them a benefit, at no extra cost, and makes collecting rents and issuing invoices easy and automatic. Delinquent tenants can be identified in reports and shut out of the system if required.

Would you like fries with that? time for the upsell

Once a building has streamlined its Help Desk function, customers will be helping themselves with the self-service portal, and getting automatically billed. What else might these tenants want to buy, while they are at the building portal? Building-related services is a no-brainer. Perhaps there are other services, related to the local area or the specific requirements of the tenant community. It is usually not hard for a building manager to speak to some tenants, if they ask around they will quickly get some ideas about what services tenants would appreciate and be willing to pay for.

Create an Online Store For Services, by partnering with Tenant Service Providers.

Most buildings are full of people who need housekeeping, window and carpet cleaning, laundry, childcare, personal training, massage, picture hanging, lightbulbs changing. There are quite likely to be service providers who already offer these services to residents in your building, or others who see the value of promoting their service to a whole building full of people. Most of these providers will be only to happy to share a fee or percentage of each sale, to get regular access to an entire building through an online portal. This is called a hyper-local monopoly. The operator of the property, creates the portal, picks the providers, creates the marketplace and therefore has the monopoly.

Automate Store Operations

If a store has been set up well, it can connect the buyer and the seller (like eBay), provide the billing for the transaction and be available as a neutral third party in the event of any dispute. This is called a clip the ticket business model. Customers go to the Self-Service portal any time 24/7, they peruse the services on offer; when they select one, an email or text message gets sent to the service provider. A portal operator can see the status of all requests, and if they have been completed. If a customer is not satisfied, there is an entire log of every interaction they and the service provider have had via the system.

Turn an iPad into a Kiosk.

It is possible to add a Customer Self-Service kiosk to a building quickly and cheaply, with a Tablet connected to the building portal.

For example they could use an iPad, mounted inside a custom-made timber box made by a carpenter. Velcro tape can be affixed to the back of the iPad, to facilitate mounting it on a wall or vehicle dash. There are many pre-made iPad presentation solutions, like

This lets the property manager set up a kiosk in the building, where residents can access the portal at any time. If they come to report a maintenance issue to a busy receptionist, concierge, or security person, they can be directed towards the self-service kiosk to process their request.

Promote the high-tech nature of the building

Happy tenants, and tenant service providers, should be most willing to provide a quote that can be used with their name, as a testimonial. The property manager can record a brief video for YouTube, showing the kiosk and all the amenities that are available in the building. Existing tenants will be proud to show off to all their friends the new level of service they are getting. Maybe the real estate section of a local paper might be interested in doing a story.

Its time to raise the rent!

The money from transaction fees on new value added services, and the higher rent commensurate with the higher level of amenity in the building, will in turn increase the buildings capital valuation and its return on investment.

About Majitek:

Majitek has deployed its software in upwards of 50,000 residential units and more than 100 high-rise towers. The companys solutions deliver significant benefits in residential and commercial real estate and healthcare. Majitek users have reported a very high uptake of value-added services from their tenants, and are enjoying the benefits of new revenue generation as well as the ease of customer self-service billing.

Majitek was founded by Steve Outtrim and Rob Cumming, and other members of the original team from Sausage Software. The company received an investment from Cisco Systems and CNA Group in 2009. In 2011, Majitek deployed the first Leap Plaza Community in Dubai.

About BizCloud


Yost & Campbell Selected For the Third Year in a Row as Con Edison’s HVAC Energy Efficiency Program Contractor of the Year

Westchester, NY (PRWEB) February 29, 2012

For the third year in a row Yost & Campbell has been selected as Con Edison's Residential HVAC Energy Efficiency Program Contractor of the Year. Yost & Campbell was the very first recipient of the award in 2009 and received it for 2010 and 2011 for delivering the largest volume of program rebates to its residential customers who participated in the program.

"We are extraordinarily proud to receive this recognition," stated Tom Monahan, Co-Owner of Yost & Campbell, the firm he owns with his brother Kevin. "Our goal is to provide our customers with the very best service as well as the most energy efficient technology available," he added. The firm, celebrating 73 years in business, has become known for retrofitting older homes with unique high velocity air conditioning units that have ducts half the size of conventional air-conditioning and save the homeowner money and precious space while still enabling them to cool off during the summer.

Yost & Campbell was originally founded by Leo Yost and purchased by Tom Monahan, Kevin and Tom's father in 1965. Based in Mt. Vernon New York, the company serves Westchester, Rockland, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx providing residential HVAC installation and maintenance as well as installation of standby generators for the home.

"Statistics show that every week nearly 3.5 million homeowners experience a power loss across the United States so it's no surprise that installing home generators has become a large part of our business. With the area's recent history of hurricanes and storms resulting in power outages, in some case lasting for days and even weeks, homeowners want to know that they have the power they need to run their refrigerator, freezer, security lights, pumps, security gates, and computer equipment when they need it and that's where the stand-alone generator comes in," stated Tom Monahan.

Monahan noted that generators can be installed for nearly any home regardless of age or size. The firm offers an energy analysis to determine the right size generator so that the homeowner doesn't buy one that is either too small or too big. While a homeowner can install their own generator, the automatic transfer switch needs to be installed by a licensed electrician to prevent back feeding to the power grid which can be dangerous to utility repairmen. Generators are installed outside the home to offer maximum safety and energy efficiency as well as the benefit of no hands-on set up or maintenance by the homeowner. Permanently installed generators are believed to be safer than portable units due to the fact that they do not require refueling during a power outage and are hooked directly into the home's electrical system as opposed to running extension cords. The latest generators test themselves once a week to make certain it is ready in an emergency.

Yost & Campbell is also an authorized and licensed contractor for the new Nest thermostat. The Nest learns the homeowner's heating and cooling preferences over the course of a week and adjusts itself going forward allowing for maximum energy efficiency of all heating and cooling systems in the house. Developed by former Apple engineers, the Nest is the most sought after technology in home thermostats today.

For more information about Yost & Campbell services for installing central air, heating units, boilers or generators, visit or call 914-668-6461.

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More Computer Press Releases


Pregnancy Magazine Group Debuts Digital Edition of Leading Pregnancy Magazine

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (PRWEB) February 29, 2012

Pregnancy Magazine Group today unveiled the digital version of Pregnancy Magazine, a leading monthly magazine for new and expectant moms. The new Pregnancy Magazine delivers compelling content, features and advice to moms who want access to information in a way that meshes with their digital lifestyle. In 2012, Pregnancy Magazine will launch six editions exclusively in digital formateach focusing on a specific, high-interest topic for pregnant and new moms. The editions offer the look and feel of a print magazine, but focus on specific categories of information rather than monthly, calendar-themed issues.

There is a tremendous opportunity to give todays millennial mom the content and information they want in a way that fits their mobile, on-the-go lifestyle, said Kendra Smith, Editor in Chief of Pregnancy Magazine. Rather than deliver content that expires monthly with each issue, weve created topical editions that cover the subject areas around different stages of pregnancy and early childhood that will be relevant to new and expecting moms year-round. The new digital format enables moms to get the resources and features they want, wherever they are, on the devices they use mostwhether thats a smart phone, computer, tablet, Kindle or iPad.

Pregnancy Magazines new topic-focused format will feature six categories of information, beginning with Health and Wellness. Every two months throughout the year, the magazine will launch additional issues highlighting different subject matter relevant to new and expectant moms, including: The Big Day, Feeding your Baby, Your Babys Sleep, The Nursery and Nesting, Baby Health and Wellness, and more. Each issue is designed to deliver information and features in the way moms want this information todayin a format that is interactive, uses rich media and allows them to quickly share their interests through social media like Facebook and Twitter.

Pregnancy Magazine is available for $ 2.99 per issue or $ 14.99 for the year (six issues) through a mobile app for the iPhone


WFTCloud Leaders in SAP Private Cloud Reveals Top Trends of 2011 and Marching ahead for 2012

Princeton, New Jersey (PRWEB) February 29, 2012

As the SAP business landscape continues to evolve, so too does the technology supporting it. IT departments are under constant pressure to create and deliver platforms and solutions that meet business demand. CIOs and business leaders from industry around the globe are challenged to stay competitive and meet business objectives. Aligning the enterprise IT model with the business, controlling costs and keeping pace with the rapid rate of innovation are critical.

SAP Businesses have expressed a growing interest in cloud computing in 2011 and will have renewed focus on it in 2012. As the acceptance of Cloud Computing continues to grow, businesses are looking to augment or replace their traditional in-house data center with lower-cost Cloud based services. Cloud computing is maturing to the point that a business can run their SAP Landscapes in the cloud.

Ganesh Radhakrishnan, CEO WFTCloud, says All SAP customers businesses should start to evaluate cloud in low risk areas. Software as a service, focused on SAP non-business critical applications and Platform as a Service, for development and test landscapes, are potential cloud architectures to start with. Experimenting in these lower risk areas can provide IT departments with immediate savings, and also enable the business to develop the competencies required to respond to new opportunities as they arise.

We are already seeing many of our clients reaping the rewards of cloud technology by procuring additional capacity at times of high demand. There also seems to be a fundamental lack of understanding among many IT managers as to exactly what cloud computing is, let alone how to make best use of it. Many firms are already using some form of cloud technology for CRM or other marketing services but in many cases, the IT department is unaware. Such ignorance is itself posing significant risks to the business.

WFTCloud is currently working with many organizations around the world to help them understand the potential impact of cloud computing, establish a strategic response to the potential opportunities it presents, and define policies and procedures that manage the risks associated with its use.

Gartner predicts that 80 percent of new commercial enterprise applications will be cloud-based in 2012 enterprises must have clear visibility into this storm of development. Today, they dont. In fact, they often know little or nothing about the full extent of cloud deployments, the resource pools they run on, and which employees have access to them, making it nearly impossible to ensure high availability, compliance and security. Greater visibility will provide companies the means to achieve compliance with regulations or internal policies; track and manage costs; and help control user and account sprawl.

The growth in cloud usage stems from the fact that a) its available and b) its effective. SAP Business and Developers turn to the cloud because it solves their problems. If enterprises try to enable cloud consumption in a way that limits its availability or effectiveness, they will be doomed to fail. The only way forward is to gain visibility and control of cloud usage without limiting ease-of-consumption and that means offering self-service for users. By implementing standardized but dynamically configurable workloads such as through the use of WFTCloud SAP templates enterprise IT staff can give developers and business users the ability to access resources instantly while ensuring best practices for operational excellence says Rajeev Menon, Senior Vice President WFTCloud.

Ganesh Radhakrishnan continues The key to SAP business success in a cloud adoption is a robust, proven architecture. WFTCloud mission is to evangelize cloud computing and educate businesses on the overall benefits it can bring them moving their SAP to Cloud.

About Wharfedale Technologies, Inc.

WFT is a leading technology consulting integration firm specializing in infrastructure integration in the implementation and support of virtualization and private/hybrid cloud services. As an SAP-certified provider of cloud services, it also offers the following services in support of SAP solutions: high availability, disaster recovery, advanced sizing for virtualization, back-up/recovery Integration, systems refresh automation and landscape optimization. For more information on WFT services, visit or or call (888) 533-3113.

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All other product and service names mentioned are the trademarks of their respective companies.

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New DVD Series Provides Groundbreaking Woodworking Instruction – The Way to Woodwork Teaches the “Critical Path” of Woodworking, Using Hi-tech Media

Medina, MN (PRWEB) February 01, 2012

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware and Woodworker's Journal have launched an original, multi-media DVD series, The Way to Woodwork,that teaches woodworking using a "critical path" approach. The Way to Woodwork provides woodworkers of any skill level with the confidence and techniques to build virtually any project. Using DVD video and the Internet, and featuring Master woodworker Ian Kirby, this effort is unmatched in its comprehensive approach and methodology.

Woodworking is an ancient craft and, as such, has many traditions. The workers of the British Arts & Crafts movement took woodworking methodology specifically the working and machining of solid wood to its most refined state. Ian Kirby, a former professor at London University, who holds degrees in furniture design and wood science, has been codifying that methodology for many years. He has also further refined those methods within the outline of a Critical Path. It's this Critical Path which sets The Way to Woodwork apart from other instructional DVD/video products.

"Although Ian, without a doubt, is one of the very best woodworkers alive today, it's his ability and method of teaching that differentiates these DVDs from other efforts I've seen," said Rob Johnstone, Editor in Chief of the Woodworker's Journal. "The system of woodworking explained here called the critical path of woodworking gives woodworkers the confidence to build any project, not just a specific table or stool."

Kirby is joined on-screen by LiLi Jackson, a seasoned woodworker in her own right. She brings an accessible "every-person" persona to the videos. Of the DVD series, she said, "It's really comprehensive... I think watching it myself, and rewatching, I'll learn even more." Together, Ian and LiLi form a perfect teaching team.

"The content in these DVDs and the associated, detailed online lessons are so strong that they will have reach far beyond the individual woodworker," said Scott Ekman, Vice President of Marketing for Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. "The DVD series is ideal for beginners, but valuable for all skill levels. The way that Ian lays out his method of work opened my eyes to and put woodworking in an entirely new perspective."

The 3-DVD series is available through all Rockler Woodworking and Hardware channels, and at They can be purchased individually for $ 29.99 or as a complete set for

$ 59.95 in an introductory offer (regular set price is $ 79.95).

Note: Hi-resolution images and text to go along with this news release are available for download at

About Rockler Woodworking and Hardware:

Celebrating its 58th year as a family-run business, Rockler Woodworking and Hardware is the nations premier supplier of specialty hardware, tools, lumber and other high quality woodworking products. Rockler has 29 retail locations in AZ, CA, CO, GA, IL, IN, MA, MI, MN, MO, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, TX, WA, and WI plus 60 independent reseller locations nationwide, as well as extensive catalog and internet operations.

To learn more about Rockler, please visit or call 1-877-ROCKLER.


Related Tech Press Releases


Wind Energy Update: Wind Farm O&M Predictive vs. Preventative Maintenance

London (PRWEB) February 01, 2012

Wind Energy update: Maintenance practices on wind turbines are primarily either preventative actions performed at routine intervals according the manufacturers specification...or reactive when a turbines component is damaged causing the machine to shut down. New preventative maintenance practices are now being developed, using high tech condition monitoring technologies, which aim to reduce the overall turbine O&M lifetime costs, as reported as Wind Energy Update.

Jon Harman comments, "One of the most important aspects of a wind turbine is the reliability of its critical components (gearbox, generator, blades etc.). These parts need to be properly conserved and maintained in order to achieve an optimum level of performance and reduced need for costly maintenance."

Wind Energy update notes the standard time-based preventative maintenance strategy used by most asset owners uses schedule-based techniques and threshold-based alarms. The problem with scheduling maintenance is that the intervals between inspections (typically every half year) are in most cases too far between to detect a problem at its early stage. Similarly the alerts activate too late to enable pre-emptive maintenance, and the maintenance subsequently turns reactive rather than preventative.

Another issue recognised by Wind Energy Update is with preventative maintenance strategies is to do with the methodologies used to determine individual maintenance inspection on wind turbines. There are typically based on the expected life of a particular component. However, the conditions in which that component sits (be it high altitude or low, hot or cold, wet or dry) are not taken into consideration, and therefore geographical issues tend to arise. Preventative maintenance is therefore not likely to allow a turbine to achieve the full 20-years of operation the turbine promises.

In an answer to this issue, predictive maintenance have arisen which aims to maintain, visually inspect, measure, and analyze the condition of the turbines and perform required repairs through technology called Condition Monitoring (CMS). This technology, which is expensive at first, is said to lower the overall O&M costs of a turbine over its lifetime. David Browns research emphasizes that reactive maintenance for the average utility-scale wind farm can cost $ 1.5million more each year than preventative maintenance.

David Brown, long with eight of North Americas leading Operators will be gathering in Dallas to discuss Utilize the latest industry experience, proven technology and O&M strategies to maximize generation and reduce costs in wind farms. Cutting edge preventative maintenance strategies will be uncovered as will the latest in CMS systems on both sides of the Altantic.

Further topics include:

End of warranty options (EOW)
Retrofit technology & Repowering
Advanced Monitoring Technologies
Life extension of critical components
Major Part Failure, Upgrading & Repair
Grid Integration & Curtailment
Balance of Plants

The high calibre of the speaker faculty for the 4th Annual Wind Energy Operations and Maintenance Summit USA makes it the most significant wind energy event for 2012. Companies confirmed include Iberdrola Renewables, Duke Energy, EDP Renewables, Infigen Energy, Edison Mission, TransAlta, Wind Capital Group, enXco, GE, Acciona, NERC, Praxis, Hytorc, Foundation Engineering, David Brown. The event promises to deliver wind O&M strategies for wind companies whether they are big or small, or new or established.

For more information on this event, speakers, agenda and workshop, visit the website:

Or contact

Jon Harman



+44 (0)207 375 757



True Love Waits Goes Comedic This Spring

Liberty, NC (PRWEB) January 06, 2012

Comedy, Christianity, and sex: not words often put together, however, Christian comedian Keith Deltano uses comedy to promote sexual abstinence amongst teens. Keith will be going on tour this spring as part of the True Love Waits movement, an international effort to help teens make healthy decisions.

True Love Waits, founded in 1993 by Life Way Christian Resources, has educated over 2.4 million young people with the sexual abstinence message. They are often credited with starting the modern abstinence movement. Keith Deltano will be bringing his brand of uncompromising clean comedy to the True Love Waits movement this spring.

Keith combines, audience interaction, and cultural commentary into an unusual style of uplifting comedy. Keith has been an award winning public middle school teacher, youth leader, private counselor and educational comedian. He is a winner of the Teaching Excellence Award and was awarded the National Impact Award from the Abstinence Clearinghouse. The Christian Comedy Association called his comedy CD The Best Topic Driven CD. He believes that comedy can be used to teach teens that True Love Waits.

Keith says, My presentations promote waiting to have sex until marriage, and a fulfilling sex life afterwards, which is obviously a positive idea. However, I also discuss condom failure rates as well as some of the sexual myths teens believe. It can be graphic, so we are recommending that only those thirteen and above attend the tour. At the shows Keith will use comedy to contrast teen culture with reality. For example, he will contrast the Hollywood concept of sex with the fact that, according to the CDC, one out of four teenage girls has a sexually transmitted disease.

Keith says, "I believe Christian comedians can address cultural issues. I named my site Defy Conformity because all my comedy is about not running with the crowd, not conforming to what is considered normal. Whether Im doing a show on sex and drug resistance for teens or avoiding commercialism during Christmas for adults, Im trying to get my audience to recognize unhealthy behaviors and change them. Laughter is a great tool for social analysis.

Rodney Alaimo of the Niagara County Youth Bureau, stated, "No speaker deals with the cultural manipulation of sex like Keith does, he is the best out there. he teaches teens to analyze the sex saturated culture they live in." Keith believes that teens are very receptive to the idea that True Love Waits and that the use of comedy will hold their attention.

Keith Deltano has educated and entertained teens throughout the United States. To learn more about his unique brand of comedy go to [



Galigeo Announces New Version Release of Webigeo v11 Location Analytics Software

New York (PRWEB) January 06, 2012

Location intelligence software provider Galigeo is proud to announce the release of its new location intelligence software, Webigeo. This new versions advanced queries, enhanced viewing functionality, and optimized performance make Webigeo a powerful tool for data analysis and decision making.

By combining geographical dimensions with existing data from business intelligence applications, Webigeos location intelligence software helps companies gain critical insights from existing company data. In an economic context where companies are increasingly subject to performance pressure Webigeo is a real asset which allows key players to understand and interpret business data and ease the decision making process, explain Christian Tapia-Stocker CEO of Galigeo.


Webigeo as a "Business intelligence-centric" module connects Business Intelligence (BI) to the Geographic Information System (GIS). Webigeo has all the tools to plot data directly to a map from Business Intelligence solutions. Webigeo enhances existing BI solutions such as SAPBusinessObjects Xi, IBM Cognos C8, Microsoft, and Oracle.

By harnessing information already within Business Intelligence (BI), Webigeo is able to expose trends and relationships from a geographic perspective. Whereas existing BI systems might already manage, analyze, and visualize large amounts of business data, they do not add the where factor into their analysis. With Webigeo, users can uncover hidden trends, dependencies, and patterns that would have otherwise gone undetected in traditional enterprise applications.

Webigeo v11 Key Features

Semantic Queries: Create your own expressions and query databases
Personal Data: Import and visualize your personal data
Advanced Visualization: Access advanced visualization (heat map point clustering, temporal mapping)
New Graphical Interface: Customizable graphic charter aptly suits users needs

About Galigeo

Since 2001, Galigeo has been paving the way in location intelligence. By combining geographic data with other business data residing in business intelligence applications, Galigeo enables organizations to gain critical insights, make better decisions, optimize business processes, and enhance existing enterprise applications.

Galigeos innovative location intelligence solutions and unique expertise have helped companies improve in the areas of Sales Territory Management, Trade Areas Analysis, Resource Allocation, and Network Monitoring. Some of the worlds largest companies and governmental organizations in the world have trusted Galigeo for their location intelligence solutions. Galigeo is used by more than 50,000 users in Europe and in the United States.


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