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17Feb/140

Anzea Textiles Highlights Blue Fall Trends in Upholstery in Fashion Show


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) October 04, 2013

In Anzea’s newest product introduction, each fabric and vinyl incorporated at least two shades of blue to stay on point with the latest fall decor trend. "Florentine," "Tuscany," and "La Piazza," three new textile designs, are pictured in their blue colors, as well as Hemp Canvas and Sistine. These Anzea textiles are on trend while also delivering high performance. The three fabrics in the new product introduction utilize GreenShield technology, ensuring the textiles are environmentally friendly.

What consumers may not know is the color blue has been used since the beginning of human civilization. In wall paintings from Egypt, Rome, and Mesopotamia there is evidence of its use within fashion and decor. Blue pigmentation creation has evolved over the years. The first blue pigment to be used was derived from azurite, the mineral. Indigo was the next major pigment of blue that has been used. Indigo is responsible for the color of blue denim jeans. The newest pigment of blue was recently discovered at Oklahoma State University using manganese. This pigment and recipe is the closest anyone has come to re-creating the Ancient Egyptian blue. Historically speaking blue is very rare to find in nature, therefore it could only be afforded by the royal or wealthy. This resulted in the historical relationship between wealth and blue, giving us the modern expression of "blue blood." Blue Anzea textiles make the perfect on-trend addition to any room.

Even though the textile industry doesn’t change trends nearly as often as the fashion industry, there are always fashion-conscious ways to encapsulate the latest trends in décor and textiles.

About Anzea:

Anzea was founded in 1990 by creative director Mitzi Mills and business partner Bruce Doeren. Since the company’s inception, Anzea has focused on contract upholstery textiles offering the marketplace the option of leading edge colors, bold designs and high performance. These designs are reflective of Mills graphic design background, love of photography and travel.

The Anzea contract textile collection is a spirited mix of materials from luxurious natural fibers to recycled polyester yarns. Bleach cleanable, solution dyed fabrics and vinyl upholstery form a cohesive high performance bond with the green faux leathers in nylon matrix and polyurethane. To complement Mills designs, Anzea expanded to include the Jhane Barnes collection adding a layer of sophisticated fashion. Barnes joined Ruth Adler Schnee as an inspiring voice in the Anzea design brand. Schnee’s mid-century designs for Anzea are in galleries and museums worldwide. Schnee’s understanding of the whimsy in textile design has influenced the color palette and patterns developed by Anzea and the design team over the last 22 years. Design, marketing and warehouse facilities are located in the Fort Worth, Texas arts district. Visit Anzea at http://www.anzea.com or call at 1-877-862-6932.







11Jan/140

CUE Announces Iron CUE Challengers for Fall CUE Conference


(PRWEB) October 23, 2013

Fall CUE 2013 Conference attendees will once again have the privilege of witnessing the ultimate ed tech competition: Iron CUE. Two brave and fearless educators, Nicole Dalesio and Kelly Kermode, will take the stage to determine whose masterpiece lesson will win the day.

Iron CUE is now in its fourth year at Fall CUE. Two ed tech experts are chosen before the conference and are introduced to the audience at the opening keynote. Each chooses two assistants from the audience to help him or her for the next 22 hours. Then, the mystery technology is unveiled. Whatever it is, the competitors must use it to produce a teachable lesson on a given topic. At the closing keynote, the competitors will present their lessons and the audience will vote. The best masterpiece lesson wins.

Iron CUE Champion Alice Keeler is coordinating the event and promises “the combined creative energy of these two ladies just might be enough to power the planet for the next year!”

Nicole Dalesio

Nicole is a California native and Pleasanton teacher whose specialty is creativity, technology, and education. Nicole teaches 4th grade as well as technology workshops for teachers, and is a community college iPhoneography instructor. She’s an Apple Distinguished Educator, an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Sony Education Ambassador.

Kelly Kermode

Kelly is a high school teacher and yearbook adviser. She loves integrating technology so it makes life more challenging, creative, engaging and interactive. She is an Adobe Education Leader, Google Certified Teacher, and a CUE Lead Learner. Current learning goals include: animation, motion graphics, gamification, and JavaScript.

The sold-out Fall CUE Conference takes place October 25-26 at American Canyon High School in Napa Valley. Onsite registration is not available, however workshop and session information is available at http://www.fallcue.org and keynotes will be streamed. Follow the action at #fallcue.

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About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | http://www.cue.org

About the Fall CUE Conference

The Fall CUE Conference is a more intimate, focused conference than the annual CUE conference and provides educators with opportunities to share, collaborate and learn. CUE’s first Fall Conference was held in 1980 and has featured a number of luminaries as keynotes over the years, including Hall Davidson, Michael Horn, Vicki Davis and the late Steve Jobs. | http://www.fallcue.org







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22Jan/130

SMB Nation Fall Conference Provided as a Live Hybrid Event


Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) October 14, 2012

Varvid, Inc., a leader in live event and video marketing, is video broadcasting keynote speakers and expert presentations to virtual attendees live from the SMB Nation Fall Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The webcast is provided in high-definition video (HD) across the Internet to attendees unable to make the trip to the actual event. This virtual attendance option makes the top-quality technical, business and community content available to those unable to attend in person.

We were floored by the overwhelming response to this past winters MVP Nation webcast, said Harry Brelsford, founder and chairman of SMB Nation. So were doing it again with SMB Nation this fall. Having a virtual option means hundreds of people will be able to attend who otherwise couldnt, whether for logistical or financial reasons.

Working with SMB Nation, Varvid placed three event production teams and their equipment throughout the event facility to provide complete live coverage sprinkled with interviews of attendees, sponsor testimonials and even off-site to provide after-hours event highlights. Content is also made available on Facebook and Twitter during the event enabling both physical and virtual attendees to share a voice during the event.

We are excited to once again partner with SMB Nation to create this live hybrid event. We are proud of our ability to bring valuable event content to a greater audience, said Mike Simmons, president of Varvid.

The SMB Nation Fall Conference is being held October 12th-14th, 2012 in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. It provides top-quality technical, business and community content to small and medium business (SMB) information technology (IT) professionals from around the world.

About Varvid, Inc.

Varvid is a digital media company aimed at helping clients leverage their existing online presence by way of video case studies, live event webcasting, graphic design for print and web, social media integration and emerging online video portals. Years of recording and producing testimonial videos for small to global businesses as well as live webcasting of events and trade shows provides the understanding needed to work with successful businesses seeking to garner a stronger market position using new communication channels. More information is available at http://www.Varvid.com .

About SMB Nation

SMB Nation is a leading media and events company, serving SMB IT channel professionals around the world. SMB Nation provides information on IT technology trends through its conferences, books, magazine, online services, world-wide seminars, workshops and accredited Pocket MBA certificate. As an active participant in the SMB technology community, SMB Nation has a long history of enthusiastic advocacy and evangelism. The SMB Nation community exceeds 54,000 members from dozens of countries.







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13Dec/120

Moving Interactive Announces App For Digital Hollywood Fall 2012 Agenda


New York, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2012

Moving Interactive today announced their new Digital Hollywood Fall 2012 Agenda app, the most up to date, convenient way to manage your experience at the Digital Hollywood Conference with the latest updates on events, speakers, sponsors, and products related to the digital media industry.

Moving Interactives mission is to help its clients drive their digital transformations into outstanding business results. MI Founder and President Howard Tiersky explains, Mobile is fundamentally changing the way we experience our daily lives--whether we are shopping, dating, eating out or attending a conference. It creates tremendous new opportunities to add value to customers and new monetization opportunities for almost every type of business. Our mission is to help our clients create powerful digital experiences that achieve both of those goals.

Victor Harwood, President of Digital Hollywood, began the Digital Hollywood conferences in 1990. From the beginning it has been among the leading trade conferences in its field with over 15,000 top executives in the film, television, music, home video, cable, telecommunications and computer industries attending various events each year.

Mr. Harwood commented on the new app, Moving Interactive has been an outstanding partner to Digital Hollywood and helped create a lot of value for our attendees. Our conferences are some of the best in the media industry and our attendees include many of the top executives in the digital and mobile worlds, so their expectations are very high. We have been working with Moving Interactive for the last several years to provide state-of-the-art cross-platform mobile tools to our conference participants and we regularly hear from them that these apps are a great help in navigating our many simultaneous sessions improve their overall experience of the conference.

At the upcoming Digital Hollywood NYC event on November 15, Howard Tiersky, CEO of Moving Interactive has also been invited to share his insights with event attendees on the best ways to monetize tablet and smartphone applications, along with thought leaders from other leading companies in the digital ecosystem such as Sapient-Nitro, Comscore, advertising.com. and Publicis.

The Digital Hollywood Fall 2012 conferences will be held in California and New York In October and November. Artists, top executives and industry professionals join in the opportunity to learn the all the newest trends and techniques in the convergence of media and technology.

About Moving Interactive:

Moving Interactive partners with leading media, entertainment, and hospitality brands to create new business capabilities that maximize the opportunities of the digital age. The evolution to a digital industry is the largest transformation the media world has seen in decades and the old rules and ways of launching new products no longer apply.

We help our clients with end to end digital product development, from opportunity identification through design, technology and support. Or if preferred, we can support you in individual steps of that cycle where you have the greatest need. Visit our website at http://www.movinginteractive.com

Contact:

David A. Schutzman

203.550.8551

david(at)davidschutzmanmarketing(dot)com







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25Nov/120

Blueturtlekids.com Announces Fall 2012 Girl’s Clothing Trend Outlook


Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) August 31, 2012

"Fall is the best time of year...and there are so many wonderful trends for girls clothing this season," said Mary Gallina, President & GMM of blueturtlekids.com-- children's clothing retailer. "Fall 2012 was so bountiful trendwise...it was hard to select just a few, however our team edited down, so that moms and their daughters can navigate the wonderful world of children's clothing this Fall."

Children's ClothingTrend Outlook for Girls Clothes--Fall 2012

Futuristic PrintsMisTeeVUs Classic prints are giving way to futuristic prints of circles, geometric graphics and Jane Jetson-esque just plain 'Fun' prints. Every little girls wardrobe, needs just one piece this season. A little goes a long way!

Polka, Polka, PolkaMisteeVUsDots that is! Polka dots are hot and everywhere this season in fun colors, whimisical shapes. A must have this season!

EmbellishmentsZaza Couture, Novelty rules the roost this year in girls clothing this Fall. From ruched fabrics to embrodiery, woven ribbons, lace trims, fabric flowers and applique...interesting fancy embellishments are prevalent in much of the girls outfits this Fall.

True BlueSage and Lilly, Bright blue, bold blue, blue and blue. Blue is the color of the season in vibrant hues. Especially when contrasted with neutrals or black.

Bold PrintsTwirls and Twigs The prints have it...this year, all collections of girls clothing have very bold and vivid prints. Don't shy away from having too much. From florals to geometrics...bold prints are the way to go.

Sparkle and ShineShiny metallics are in. Look for bright shades of bold colors like fuschia and cobalt sparkly accents. Everyone could use a little something shiny in their wardrobe this season.

AppliqueCute and adorable, applique is everywhere this season on girls clothes. The pant, the sleeve, the bodice. We are seeing it two ways....monochromatic--matching the fabric and contrasting to add a pop of color and another layer of detail.

Since its founding in 2002, blueturtlekids.com has featured some of the finest children's clothing for boys and girls including brand names: Mis-Tee-V-Us, Mulberribush, Zaza Couture, Peaches n' Cream, Twirls and Twigs, Skivvydoodles, Sara's Prints pajamas, Sage and Lilly, Baby Lulu, Wes and Willy, and many other wonderful brands.

Blueturtlekids.com prides itself on finding unique, comfortable and colorful clothing that both boys and girls enjoy wearing due to their fun designs, easy on/off styling and super-soft fabrics. Best of all, blueturtlekids.com allows customers to shop quickly and efficiently 24 hours a day/7 days a week, with detailed service and attention paid to every order.

While your kids are still kids, blueturtlekids.com will help dress them in comfortable, stylish, unique clothing for everyday and special occasions...especially this Fall 2012.

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Blueturtlekids.com

Blueturtlekids.com is focused on providing the latest in children's clothing each and every season. In addition, blueturtlekids.com carries many "Made in the USA" children's clothing lines.

Blueturtlekids.com also strives to keep customer's up-to-date via their blog.blueturtlekids.com, facebook page and Twitter stream.

Blueturtlekids.com looks forward to each new season of dressing your child in clothing that is cute, comfortable, fun and unique.

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1Jul/120

The MedZilla.com Employment Report for May 2012 — Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall Bringing New Hope to Job Seekers


Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 10, 2012

MedZilla Reports: April saw the unemployment rate continuing to fall, dipping down to nearly eight percent. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 155,000 jobs were added to the economy; 19,000 of those being positions added in Healthcare alone. (bls.gov, 5/4/2012) The industry is expected to increase employment opportunities with over 4.2 million jobs before 2020, according to research from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University of Albany, State University in New York.

The report concluded that the U.S. will be requiring workers to fill nearly seven and a half million new and existing positions in the next 7 years. (http://blog.rwjf.org, 4/17/2012) While experts may be conflicted over when the next economic boom may occur, the medical field is already steaming ahead, abounding with its own employment opportunities.

The Employment Situation Summary came back with good news for workers in Healthcare and other professional industry positions in April. Although some lawmakers were concerned that job creation is stalling, not all experts agree.

"There have been some concerns that the economy may be headed for a repeat of last years spring and summer slowdown. While job gains may indeed hit a lull in the coming months, we do not foresee a sudden upsurge in downsizing activity. Even with the increased job cuts in consumer products, retail and transportation, the monthly totals remain well below levels that would signal a reversal in the recovery," said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas. (challengergrey.com, 5/3/2012)

There have been other indications of the overall job situation picking up momentum. According to recent reports, relocation assistance, hiring bonuses and other incentives are starting to make a comeback for all levels and positions. (healthcareitnews.com, 5/4/2012)

"There are certain indicators you start to see when things are beginning to improve for job seekers. Its been an incredibly competitive market recently. Its nice to be able to show that when the opportunities start presenting themselves, they are quality opportunities that our applicants can be excited about applying for. Its not just a job, its a relationship; and you want both the employer and the employee getting excited about that relationship building process. Thats what we find happening now and its a great sign for economy," says John Burkhardt Managing Director of MedZilla.com

In Texas, clinics and hospitals are projecting they will need at least 10,000 Health Information Technology employees between now and 2013. This comes from an Employer Needs Assessment Report and according to the reports executive summary, the number is actually quite conservative. The workers must support the states $ 103.6 billion dollar healthcare industry which has to implement the effective use of electronic medical records in order to comply with impending federal deadlines for EHR implementation. (healthcareitnews.com, 4/6/2012)

These HIT employees are in high demand nationwide for their unique combination of skills in both the medical and technological fields now more than ever. However, Health Information Technology is not the only field which is incorporating information technology skills into the science industry for the medical advancement of public health. Computational Biology or, Bioinformatics, has been a vital program for the Pharmaceutical Industry in furthering research and development for many years now. The need to find scientists skilled in Computational Mathematics with the intuition behind the Biological Sciences is a rare and important find.

According to Russ Altman, a professor of bioengineering, genetics, and medicine and director of the biomedical informatics training program at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California these computational biologists "are being snapped up as soon as they graduate with lucrative salary offers."

Some of Altmans students agree. Joel Dudley is the founder of NuMedii, a Silicon Valley biotech company and a former prot

16Jun/120

The Good Fail – Lessons from the Rise and Fall of Microworkz.com


Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) May 17, 2012

Richard Keith Latman writes in his new book, THE GOOD FAIL, about a phone call he received in 1999; Ive just received notice that the Attorney Generals office has commenced a formal action against you. Bye bye. This phone call would forever change his life.

Founder and then CEO of Microworkz, a technology company that Latman dreamt would provide affordable and educational computers to those less fortunate, Latman and his business were thrown into the center of a formal investigation led by the state of Washingtons Attorney General.

This legal action would ultimately result in fines from Microsoft, the dissolution of Microworkz, a personal bankruptcy, divorce, severe depression and suicidal thoughts.

THE GOOD FAIL: From Microworkz to Latman Interactive (Wiley, May 2012) tells Latmans story and explains why failure is a necessary stepping stone to success.

A good fail is a failure that has a learning value greater than the offset collateral damage. It is a failure that one is unlikely to repeat, but that helps to positively shape the persons managerial style and business acumen. These types of failures are inherent to success and lead to new ideas about customers, innovations, and business plans.

THE GOOD FAIL explains how companies can master this process of risk-taking and stumbling towards success in order to better their business. Latman offers advice for getting good at failure and 19 ways to avoid A GOOD FAIL, such as:

27May/110

Vancouver College of Art and Design to Offer Web Design Program This Fall

Vancouver College of Art and Design to Offer Web Design Program This Fall













Vancouver College of Art and Design


Vancouver, BC (Vocus) August 26, 2009

Vancouver College of Art and Design (VCAD) is proud to announce the addition of a new Web Design program to the fall curriculum, with the first class of students starting in October 2009.

The new Web Design program is designed for students wishing to pursue a career in web design, development and sever side technologies. The program provides the practical and technical skills necessary to be successful in the field of web design.

“VCAD maintains close ties with the web design industry to continually assess our curriculum and gain insight to ensure our graduates will meet the needs of the industry,” says Bohdan Bilan, VCAD VP of Academics. “We know that employers want graduates that are knowledgeable about their field and possess fresh, current skills.”

Students in the Web Design program will explore software like Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, while working on the latest Mac Pro computers. Each Apple computer system runs two quad-core Intel processors, 12GB of RAM, 3GB video card and 640GB hard drive, which creates a high-tech learning environment for all students.

VCAD, which also offers art and design programs in fashion design, fashion merchandising, interior design, 3D animation and graphic design, delivers fast-paced diploma programs for students looking to enter the creative job market. Instructors for all programs at VCAD are experts in their field, and thanks to small class sizes, have the time to work one-on-one with their students.

About Vancouver College of Art and Design

Vancouver College of Art and Design (VCAD) is a centre for creativity, where instructors share the commitment, desire and passion for art and design. Diploma programs have quarterly start dates to maximize flexibility for our students. VCAD is also a passionate supporter of the arts within the community, offering bursaries and awards to local organizations each year.

Contact:

Warren Mailey

Manager of Communications

604.915.7288 ext. 2130

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8May/110

Reliance Foundry Bollards Stand In When Alarms Fall Short

Reliance Foundry Bollards Stand In When Alarms Fall Short











Decorative steel bollard covers help to protect building


Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) April 8, 2010

Thanks to Reliance Foundry, a local Future Shop, one of Canada's Best Buy subsidiaries, can avoid "smash-and-grab" burglaries. Thieves intent on acquiring electronics in Surrey, British Columbia, recently tried a frontal assault. Despite the certainty of an alarm system, they attempted a smash-and-grab, backing a stolen pickup truck up a flight of stairs and through the store's front doors at 2 a.m. Though they fled as police sirens converged, they came close to success – the truck bed was full of store products.

While it didn't lose inventory, the store suffered over $ 100,000 in damages, and was forced to operate through an unattractive plywood entrance at the height of the winter holiday shopping season while repairs were completed.

Bollards spaced to prevent a vehicle assault quickly emerged as the best solution to prevent similar incidents. Bollards are an attractive and affordable way to prevent vehicles from being rammed into buildings by would-be thieves. Because they must be close to entries (thus highly visible) to be effective, decorative bollard covers enhance architectural interest, avoiding the bunker look that plain steel or cement barriers may create.

The first step in preventing a further occurrence, the installation of concrete-filled steel pipes, achieved the desired prevention, but gave the store entry an unattractive appearance. Future Shop found a solution from Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd., a bollard supplier from the Vancouver area, adding decorative bollard covers that create architectural appeal, thereby transforming the steel pipe eyesore into an asset.

"Security bollards are the simplest, most secure and least expensive way to protect structures from security vehicle penetration threats like break-ins. They are becoming a routine architectural feature in the design of new buildings, and additions to existing structures," said Brad Done, vice president of Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.

Done said many designs use standard bollards in utility areas, but add decorative metal covers in public entry areas.

“Reliance Foundry's bollard division offers more than 35 styles with durable powder coated options that complement historic to new building styles”, Done said. Five finishes are used most frequently - textured black, dark green, statuary bronze, anodized grey metallic and anodized silver; all are available as standard options, with more color choices available to meet customer’s exact specifications.

"Decorative bollard covers are usually paired with concrete-filled steel anti-ram posts for maximum security and perimeter protection. Bollards also manage traffic by separating pedestrians from vehicles - while allowing easy pedestrian access to a designated property. Chains can be used between bollards to direct people and vehicle flow, without the unattractive and less adaptable use of fencing," Done said.

Adding still more flexibility, retractable or removable bollards are a good choice for areas where occasional maintenance and emergency vehicles need to access the building, Done added.

Visit http://www.bollards.ca for more information about Reliance Foundry's entire Bollard product line.

About Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.:

Reliance Foundry (http://www.reliance-foundry.com/) has been a family-owned business since 1927. Bollards are one of its main product lines, along with industrial wheels, replacement parts and investment castings. Reliance sources products globally and offers quick and convenient delivery in the United States and Canada from its Vancouver-area location.

Contact:

Reliance Foundry Co. Ltd.

Unit 207, 6450 - 148 Street

Surrey, British Columbia (B.C.), Canada

Postal Code: V3S-7G7

URL: http://www.reliance-foundry.com

URL: http://www.bollards.ca

e-mail: brad(at)reliance-foundry(dot)com

e-mail: brad(at)bollards(dot)ca

Main Office: (604) 592-4333

Toll-Free: (888) 735-5680

Fax: (604) 590-8875

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