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11Oct/130

Chitresh Das Dance Company & Chhandam School of Kathak Debut Traditional Kathak Solo, Featuring Rina Mehta


Los Angeles, CA (Vocus) April 17, 2010

Chitresh Das Dance Company and Chhandam School of Kathak are pleased to present emerging soloist Rina Mehta, member of Chitresh Das Dance Company and disciple of internationally renowned Kathak master and guru Pandit Chitresh Das , in a debut Traditional Kathak Solo.

Mehta will give a performance of lighting fast footwork and pirouettes, rhythmic interplay, and nuanced, graceful movements that is characteristic of Kathak dance on Sunday, May 16 at 6 pm at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood. No Kathak performance is complete without the rendition of a story, and Mehta, true to tradition, brings to life the ancient myths of India - the sensual love between Lord Krishna and Radha or the wrath of Lord Indra, god of rain and thunder. Amidst the rendering of the traditional aspects of Kathak, Mehta will highlight Kathak Yoga - a ground-breaking innovation that highlights the sophisticated mathematics involved in Indian classical dance.

Mehta's performance will be accompanied by some of India's finest classical musicians, including Sri Abhijit Banerjee on tabla, Sri Jayanta Banerjee on sitar and Sri Debashish Sarkar on vocals. The performance opens with a special tabla solo by esteemed percussionist and musician, Sri Abhijit Banerjee.

Conducting the evening and performance as is customary in a debut performance such as this will be the master artist, Pt. Chitresh Das, himself. "As a flower grows over time, so the making of a dancer at the highest artistic level flourishes over time, he has said.

This event is part of the ongoing 30th Anniversary Celebration of Chitresh Das Dance Company and Chhandam Scool of Kathak. The Celebration began in San Francisco in March, where a performance and gala event featured India Jazz Suites, the award-winning collaboration between Pt. Das and tap star Jason Samuels Smith. It continues in April in India, with the opening of Chhandam's newest branch in Mumbai. In May, the Celebration continues by honoring individuals, presenters and community leaders in Los Angeles who have played critical roles in advancing world class Kathak. Among those to be recognized during the May 16 event at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre are Michael Alexander of Aman Folk Ensemble and Grand Performances; Leona Wood of Aman Folk Ensemble; Harihar and Paula Rao of Music Circle; and Harkishan Vasa, president of the Anekant Community Center.

About Kathak

The pure thrill of the Kathak solo comes from upaj (improvisation) - one never knows what will come next. In a traditional solo performance, the dancer and musician come together with little or no rehearsal, following a loose structure and a selected underlying rhythm. Each performance is a new creation, based on the mood of the dancer and musicians, the audience, the time of day, and a myriad of x-factors. The focus of the performance is on the skill of the dancer and the rhythmic interplay between the dancer and musician, with little emphasis on production elements such as lighting or props. Highly unpredictable and risky, the traditional performance is considered the highest level of mastery in Kathak and a deep physical, mental and spiritual undertaking. The performance requires that the dancer undergo years of direct training under a guru and possess tremendous skill in each of the four elements of Kathak - tayari (stunning technique in footwork, pirouettes and movement), layakari (performing and improvising intricate rhythms) and khoobsurati and nazakat (beauty and subtlety of movement and expression). Over the past four decades, traditional Kathak has been in rapid decline, replaced in India and internationally by choreography, group productions, and fusion art forms. Many of the performances no longer maintain the level of improvisation and technique historically related and central to the Kathak. This performance highlights Pandit Das' and CDDC's commitment to preserving and advancing the traditional Kathak solo.

About Pandit Chitresh Das

A child prodigy, Pandit Chitresh Das has become one of the most dynamic and far-reaching artists to emerge from modern India. A prolific artist, his traditional performances, choreography and evolution of Kathak, the classical dance of North India, have influenced the art form worldwide. Trained from the age of nine by his guru, Pandit Ram Narayan Mishra, Pandit Das was schooled in both major Kathak traditions, embodying each in his artistry: the graceful and sensual elements of the Lucknow school combined with the dynamic and powerful rhythms and movements of the Jaipur School. His performing career was launched in India when he was invited by Pandit Ravi Shankar to perform in the first Rimpa Festival in Benaras. He has since performed throughout India and internationally in many of the world's most prestigious festivals and venues, including the Lincoln Center, the Olympics, the Surya Festival in Chennai, the Dover Lane Conference in Kolkata, the National Kathak Festival in New Delhi, the American Dance Festival and many others. In 2004 Pandit Das was featured in a national PBS television program, his performance in a historic court in Kolkata was broadcast on BBC national U.K. television and he is regularly featured on Indian national television. Pandit Das now spends a large amount of time in India performing, giving workshops and teaching at his school, Chhandam Nritya Bharati, in Calcutta. Pandit Das ultimately sees art as a service to society and devotes time to those in need, including teaching children in the slums of India, the Blind Opera of Calcutta and his most important project of teaching empowerment and self-awareness through dance to the daughters of sex workers, in partnership with the New Light Foundation in Calcutta, India.

About Rina Mehta

Rina began her study of Kathak under Pandit Chitresh Das in 2000. Since joining the Chitresh Das Dance Company in 2004, she has performed in Das' critically acclaimed productions including Sampurnam, Pancha Jati and Shabd (featuring the groundbreaking technique of Kathak Yoga). In 2009, Rina was awarded the Apprenticeship Grant from the Alliance of California Traditional Arts for intensive training with Pt. Chitresh Das in the Traditional Kathak Solo. Rina recently returned from India performing with CDDC in Kolkata, at the NCPA/Tata Theatre in Mumbai, at the Shaniwarwada Dance Festival in Pune and at the Bangalore Club in Bangalore. Rina is Director of Chhandam, Southern California; a senior instructor at the Chhandam School of Kathak; and an active participant in CDDC's arts education programs.

The Traditional Kathak Solo performance by emerging soloist Rina Mehta takes place on Sunday, May 16 at 6 pm. The Barnsdall Gallery Theatre is located at 4800 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027, just west of Vermont Ave. There is ample free parking on site. Tickets range from $ 15-$ 35. For more information and to purchase tickets, the public should call (415) 333-9000 or go to http://www.kathak.org.

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Bes-Tech’s releases a new video on the Digi-RTU featuring Terry Bradshaw


Omaha, NE (PRWEB) July 24, 2013

Business Day hosted and narrated by Terry Bradshaw, a former quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL) and inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, espouses the benefits of the Digi-RTU developed by Bes-Tech, Inc. Bes-Tech, is an energy efficiency technology company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, which created the technology and holds the patent behind the Digi-RTU. The Digi-RTU is an aftermarket HVAC rooftop control package designed to run HVAC rooftop units up to 50% more efficient.

This video explains why current rooftop cooling units are inefficient as well as details as to how the Digi-RTU improves rooftop HVAC consumption and demand performance. Rooftop HVAC units are found everywhere and are the largest contributor of heating and cooling costs for commercial and industrial buildings; therefore, any enhancement that improves their efficiency while reducing maintenance costs is of interest and beneficial to building owners and managers. The cost effectiveness and other benefits provided by the Digi-RTU technologies include:

4Aug/130

Ignios Demonstrates Efficient, Flexible Multicore Solution Using T-Engine Board Featuring Fujitsu SoC

(PRWEB) December 16, 2005

TRONSHOW2006 - Tokyo, Japan Ignios Ltd., a provider of semiconductor IP for the multicore System-on-Chip (SoC) market, today unveiled a T-Engine based demonstration of the seamless integration of Ignios SystemWeaver multicore-enabling technology with the multicore MB87Q1100 Fujitsu SoC. The demonstration shows how the use of the SystemWeaver API allows application software to be written, via a T-Kernel adaptation layer, and compiled in a manner that is independent of the number of underlying processing resources. The SystemWeaver IP core then manages the dynamic run-time distribution of software across all available processing resources in the multicore MB87Q1100 device, delivering the full potential of the hardware to the application.

"SystemWeaver technology clearly shows the path to establishing a viable way of using multicore SoCs. We believe that the success of this demonstration has now opened the door for the deployment of this technology. We have made a step forward in enabling concurrent, system-level software development independent of hardware, achieving seamless interaction of multiple heterogeneous CPU cores in the system," commented Tetsu Tanizawa, Deputy General Manager, Strategic Business Development Division, Fujitsu Electronic Devices Business Unit.

The demonstration is based on a combination of connected T-Engine boards one containing the Fujitsu MB87Q1100 device, the other containing an FPGA onto which the SystemWeaver IP core is synthesized. The MB87Q1100 integrates ARM926EJ-S and ARM946E-S embedded cores in Fujitsu's SoC platform. SystemWeaver manages the ARM processors via an AHB-Lite interface that connects the FPGA to the AHB bus within the MB87Q1100. In production systems, SystemWeaver would be integrated on-chip within the multicore SoC.

In addition to improving multicore software development and delivering run-time management efficiency, the demonstration also shows how the SystemWeaver IP core provides non-intrusive access to system-level trace information to enhance multicore debug.

We are delighted to be working with a leading semiconductor company such as Fujitsu to demonstrate the capabilities of SystemWeaver, declared Rick Clucas, Ignios CEO. The results of this project again show that SystemWeaver provides unparalleled ease-of-use and efficiency for multicore architectures.

Ignios is demonstrating the SystemWeaver-enabled MB87Q1100 T-Engine based multicore system at the TRONSHOW2006 event (December 14 -16 2005 in Tokyo) on the Fujitsu booth (booth number 5-3).

About SystemWeaver

SystemWeaver addresses the software and hardware challenges presented by the proliferation of all multicore architectures simple and complex in the embedded chip market. The SystemWeaver API provides a unified abstraction layer for complex multicore devices. This abstraction allows embedded systems companies to develop and debug multicore applications more effectively, improving time to market. The key underlying system management and communications functions are implemented natively in a SystemWeaver IP core that is integrated on-chip. SystemWeaver unlocks the full performance of the multicore hardware, with significant cost, power and performance benefits that maximise product competitiveness.

SystemWeaver release v1.1 is available now and consists of the parameterisable, synthesisable SystemWeaver IP core and the SystemWeaver API. A SystemC model of the core and reference models of SystemWeaver-enabled SoCs are also provided.

About Ignios Ltd.

Ignios was established in 2003 to develop and market products that enable the real-time on-chip system management of multicore SoC devices. Ignios raised a total of $ 3.8 million in a first round of private financing early in 2004. The funding round was jointly led by Alice Lab and BTG. Further information on Ignios can be found at http://www.ignios.com.

About T-Engine

T-Engine is an open, standardized, real-time operating system development environment for constructing a ubiquitous computing environment. The T-Engine Project standardizes the hardware, a real-time operating system, and the object format. For more information see http://www.t-engine.org/.

Trademarks

SystemWeaver is a trademark of Ignios Ltd. T-Engine and T-Kernel are computer specification names, but are not particular product names or product family names. All other company names or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Chris Dace

PR for Ignios Ltd.

+44 8700 110 520

Dan Chester

Ignios Ltd.

Tel: +44 1865 78 46 30

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VibrAlign Introduces the Fixturlaser NXA Pro Laser Shaft Alignment System Featuring Industry Leading Innovations for Greater Ease of Use and Accuracy


Richmond, Virginia (PRWEB) April 10, 2013

The new Fixturlaser NXA Pro laser-based shaft alignment tool utilizes the latest technology in digital signal processing, as well as other innovations, to provide faster and even more intuitive operation, but with advanced functions and capabilities.

"A revolution in usability" says Elos Fixturlaser's CEO Hans Svensson about the new high-end system for precision shaft alignment, the Fixturlaser NXA Pro. "If we can provide the ultimate shaft alignment system when it comes to usability, we will help thousands of companies worldwide to become more efficient, reducing waste of both components and energy. We believe strongly that if all rotating equipment in the world were aligned within specifications we would have a much healthier environment. An alignment system that is as easy to use as the Fixturlaser NXA Pro will pave way for this result."

The new Fixturlaser NXA Pro alignment system replaces the Fixturlaser XA Professional system, incorporating numerous innovations and improvements. The innovations start with a new display unit with a 6.5inch touch screen with video game style realistic graphics and include a completely redesigned set of transmitter/detectors.

A MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) gyroscope in the display unit powers the new OmniView function. With OmniView, the screen display changes in real time to always show the machine being aligned from the same viewing angle as seen by the operator, i.e., the system logs the users position and keeps track of it in relation to the machine. No other laser alignment system can do this.

The new sensors use a 2nd generation scientific grade CCD technology with 'best-in-class' accuracy as well as increased reliability. Resolution of the 30 millimeter vertical sensors is equivalent to the vertical resolution of ultra high-definition television. Updated algorithms improve the sensors performance for linearity, sidespot and dirt rejection, and ambient light filtration.

The redesigned sensors now offer the smallest form factor on the market, with batteries and Bluetooth communication built-in, providing for easier access on machines with limited space. The new high performance inclinometers incorporated into the sensors have 2.5 times higher accuracy and 10 times higher resolution than the previous generation. In addition to the new inclinometers, the sensors also have built-in MEMS gyroscopes, allowing the system to track shaft rotation angle, even when placed in the vertical orientation required for performing a vertical shaft alignment. No other laser alignment system can do this.

Power management has been completely redesigned for the new NXA Pro to provide the industrys best operating times while using 40% less power. The system operates, under continuous use, for up to 10 hours between charges. (The sensors can continuously measure for 17 hours without charging.) Also included is an advanced 1-hour quick-charge feature.

Reporting and data management has also been updated. Reports can easily be downloaded to a USB drive.

The Fixturlaser NXA Pro continues to support the Verti-Zontal Compound Move

29Jun/130

Vantage LED, US Manufacturer Of Innovative LED Displays, Launches An Interactive Website Featuring A New Product Series And A University


Corona, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013

About this time last year, Vantage LED embarked on a journey to declare themselves as a major player in the led sign industry. Upon rebranding their logo and product line, they reached out to their loyal dealer partners with new options requesting feedback on what they needed to grow and strengthen their partnerships; a Rediscovery. This lead to creating a host of tools and resources, such as co-branded materials and an online resource blog, that supported a dealers identity as well as growth in their business; it give them Power. Now, Vantage LED, confident in their hardware, software, and people, launched an interactive website featuring a new product line called Series 51 and a university. Today, the led sign industry will have no choice but to take notice of Vantage LED; a Revelation.

The industry has become content and stagnant; states Paul Martin, Director of Marketing at Vantage LED. Weve witnessed it and heard this over and over from our dealer partners. Were working hard and moving forward. Were having fun creating revolutionary solutions and always thinking Whats next? What makes our Dealer Partners lives easier, but more importantly, what makes an LED sign owner more excited about his display doing what its meant to do; grow his business!

Vantage LED has definitely made the lives their Dealer Partners easy with the launch of their new product line called Series 51. Available on their full color and grayscale LED displays, this series offers a complete comprehensive 5yr parts and on-site service warranty, plus 1yr free programming through the revolutionary cloud-based service: SM Infinity.

This is the best way to introduce LED signs to apprehensive market being overwhelmed by multiple oversea manufacturers. adds Martin. The owner can rest easy about the display's operation and get dynamic custom content for his business with the SM Infinity Content Creation Service.

This cloud-based service also features an iPad app, automated diagnostic reporting, content requests via voice command, and the all new conditional smart scheduling, where the LED display will trigger messages upon certain conditions. If its cold outside, the display will feature jackets for sale. Too hot? It will feature cold drinks inside. Now, thats smart.

Another amazing release with the new website launch is Vantage University. Exclusive to the Vantage LEDs dealer partners, Vantage University features Video Classes to help with Sales, Marketing, Project Management and Technical Support and a Resource Library full of Whitepapers, Self-Help Guides & Manuals, Strength and Project pieces.

The industry is rife with advertorials and misinformation; states Deacon Wardlow, LED Technology Specialist at Vantage LED, It's gotten to the point where manufacturers are vendors and not partners; sources, not resources. Vantage LED believes in partnership and education and Vantage University is the resource PMs, sales, techs and the industry have been looking for.

Vantage LED firmly believes it is their duty to educate and support their dealer partners in this industry keeping them a step ahead of their competition.

Deacon continued, This is only the beginning of what Vantage University will bring to our dealer partners. They will really see what it means to take the lead with Digital Signage.

Vantage LED is truly excited about this industry and what it has to offer their loyal and new dealer partners as well as future LED sign owners everywhere. They invite you to visit their new website and their facilities in beautiful Corona, CA. They promise never an ordinary experience.







17Nov/120

Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers Inc., to Host Marathon Auction Featuring Agency Stolen & Confiscated Property


Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) October 19, 2012

Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc., will host a Phoenix marathon auction featuring agency stolen and confiscated property, jewelry, tools, city surplus, school district supplies and equipment, electronics, appliances, computers, commercial equipment, restaurant equipment, sporting goods, household items, furniture, sports and entertainment memorabilia, and much more on Saturday, October 20, 2012.

Items of interest for this Phoenix marathon auction include: 2007 Chevy Avalanche, 2004 Dodge Ram, 2004 Chevy Trailblazer, Wayne Gretzky signed jersey, Xbox 360, Silent Scope 2 arcade game, JVC flat screen TV, Samsung flat screen TV, Toshiba flat screen TV, Ray-Ban sunglasses, Oakley sunglasses, Hobart meat slicer, Specialized mountain bike, Canon Powershot camera, Nikon CoolPix camera, plus much more.

Many people who attend live auctions or participate online for the first time tend to get the auction bug, said Deb Weidenhamer, CEO of Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers Inc. Its hard not to get caught up in the excitement of bidding and winning great deals. Like most of our Marathon auctions, this event offers a wide range of items from cars to cameras.

The marathon auction will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. at Auction Systems located at 951 W. Watkins in Phoenix, AZ. All of the items listed in the auction may be previewed and inspected by interested bidders on Thursday, October 18, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 19, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 20, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. one hour prior to auction.

Items will also be available for preview and online bidding beginning Saturday, October 13, 2012. Interested parties can visit Auction Systems Phoenix auction schedule, to preview and sign up for online bidding.

About Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc.

Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. is the Southwest's most active auction and appraisal company. Auction Systems features live and live simulcast auctions and appraisals of stolen and confiscated Police and personal product including cars, tools, electronics, jewelry, sporting, coins and surplus, as well as auctions of commercial and heavy equipment, real estate, antiques, guns, estate and business liquidation and bankruptcy.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona and an INC. 500 company, Auction Systems is one of the fastest growing privately held companies within the United States. Additionally, Auction Systems is an ICIC INC. 100 company and is ranked as the #1 fastest growing woman-owned business and the fifteenth fastest growing business overall within the inner cities of the United States.

Auction Systems Auctioneers & Appraisers, Inc. can be found on the web at http://auctionANDappraise.com.

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6Nov/120

Get Your Plunge On! Plungapalooza ’09 Featuring the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge Set for January 24 at Sandy Point State Park

Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) January 14, 2009

The popular winter-time fundraiser known as the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge is back for its 13th frigid year, once again offering chills and thrills for the whole family on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. And with participation 40% ahead of this same time last year and a $ 3 million fundraising goal, organizers are looking at this plunge to help keep Special Olympics Maryland afloat during these challenging economic times.

Dubbed the Aerotek Plungapalooza '09 and featuring the Maryland State Police Polar Bear Plunge XIII, the full-day festival opens at 8 a.m. with mass Plunges taking place at both 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Wanna-be Plungers need only raise a minimum of $ 50 in pledges (or a personal donation) in order to be a part of the fun. For that contribution, all participants receive the commemorative Plunge sweatshirt, lunch courtesy of Damon's Grill and a photo gift. Additional event premiums are available for those raising $ 500 and above.

Registration is now open for the event and available online at http://www.plungemd.com or by calling 1-800-541-7544 x503. Participants who may have experienced delays in registering in 2008 will be pleased to know that the entire process has been revamped so that they can "freeze in the water, not in line." Improvements include the new FREEZ-E Pass system that allows pre-registered Plungers to use designated FREEZ-E Pass Only lanes, and a new Packet Pick-Up option at Special Olympics Maryland's Headquarters Office beginning Saturday, January 17.

Aerotek Plungapalooza is open to the public free of charge. General parking at Sandy Point State Park is extremely limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis only. Reservations for school or charter buses are accepted by contacting organizers at plunge (at) somd.org or calling 410-789-6677. All others are encouraged to utilize the free Polar Express shuttle bus system that will run continuous routes all day long from the Naval Academy Stadium, Anne Arundel Community College and Kent Island High School.

The event has increased in popularity amongst local celebrities and politicians and scheduled to appear or participate in 2009 are Governor Martin O'Malley and his family; Baltimore Ravens Assistant Head Coach Rex Ryan; Ravens players Adam Terry - OT, Joe Flacco - QB, Todd Heap - TE, Jason Brown - Center, and Haloti Ngata - NT; WBAL-TV's Jennifer Franciotti, Barry Simms, Rod Daniels, Lowell Melser and Rob Roblin; 98 Rock's Mickey, Amelia & Spiegel Morning Show, Stash, Theo, Don Koenig and Sarah "The Queen" Fleischer; and Steve Rouse, Steve Davis and Bob Ehrlich from WBAL-AM.

Plungapalooza '09

The event has grown into a "can't-miss" spectacle that includes much more than just the Plunge, and 2009 will be no exception. Plungers and spectators alike are invited to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the boardwalk-themed festival tent - a huge, heated tent located on the grounds of Sandy Point State Park. Attractions include boardwalk-style games and displays, telescope photos, local and national vendors, live music by The Kelley Bell Band and 8 ohms, and other entertainment, event merchandise sales, a Plunge Food Court, live pig-racing action, sandcastle building, and a special area just for the kids with games, inflatables, face painting and more. Old favorites like the costume contest, live remote by 98 Rock, and the morning action at the Super Plunge Village will also be on the schedule. Vendor and crafter applications are now be accepted and are available at http://www.plungemd.com or by calling 410-789-6677 x113.

New for 2009 is a Polar Bear Plunge Pageant where 3 lucky ladies will be crowned Miss Polar Bear Plunge, Little Miss Polar Bear Plunge and Miss Hypothermic Hon.

The Plunge Phenomenon

Why has this event become such an institution? For some it's a tradition, for others it's done on a dare. It's on many Plunge participants' "bucket lists". It's something to look forward to in the post-holiday doldrums of winter, counteracting the late January date that has been tagged "the most depressing day of the year." And it's just about as daredevil as many Plungers ever want to get.

Whatever the reason, this chilly charity event has become one of the top fundraisers in Maryland, earning an estimated $ 3.5 million for Special Olympics Maryland in 2008 thanks to the 10,000 participants of all ages who were daring enough to take a dip in the wintry waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Plunge is open to the public free of charge thanks to the support of: Presenting Sponsors Aerotek, Union 486, Mike's Famous Harley Davidson, Rams Head Live and Wal-Mart; Legacy Partner Constellation Energy; Community Partner The Baltimore Council of Ravens Roosts; Media Partners 98 Rock, Comcast, WBAL-TV11 and WBAL-AM 1090; Official Medical Provider John Hopkins Emergency Medicine; Gold Sponsors Toyota, Fed Ex, Fence and Deck Connection, Party Perfect, Graul's Market, Frank Gumpert Printing, and Patuxent Companies.

About Special Olympics Maryland

The Plunge is the organization's largest single-day fundraiser, grossing more than $ 10 million in support of 10,000 Special Olympics Maryland athletes since its inception in 1997. Due in large part to the success of the 2008 Plunge, SOMD has implemented Young Athletes -- an innovative new "play" program for youngsters ages 2 to 7. This program focuses on early intervention in building and improving fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination in children with intellectual disabilities.

SOMD is a year-round sports organization dedicated to providing quality sports training and competition opportunities to Maryland's children and adults with intellectual disabilities and/or closely related development disabilities. SOMD currently serves 10,000 athletes statewide, and offers 28 sports, all at no cost to the athletes or their families. For more information about SOMD visit http://www.somd.org or call 410-789-6677 x117.

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5Oct/120

New Exciting Children’s Mystery Book featuring the Bengal Tiger and Endangered Species


Plano, TX (PRWEB) September 07, 2012

Umachi, LLC releases its first adventure/mystery fiction book , "Super SAVERs to the Rescue", for kids between the ages 7-12. Here is the link http://www.amazon.com/SAVERs-Rescue-Umachi-Adventures-ebook/dp/B008ZVRFUY/

This is a story of five kids from a multicultural background, who call themselves the Super Savers. The kids receive a mysterious email followed by clues which lead them to India. The events of the story build up suspense and finally the kids manage to save the Bengal Tiger from getting extinct.

The story is unique because apart from being entertaining, it makes kids aware of the current affairs in the world. This first book talks about endangered species and the Bengal Tiger. The book also talks about interesting things like Chess, Scrabble, Origami etc. Kids are exposed to the culture of different parts of the world. The first book

talks about India. The other books in the series will be focused on different countries.

Sripriya (Priya) Sundararaman Siva is the author. She has an undergraduate degree in Computer Science. She worked in IT for a decade and quit her successful career to devote her time for her passion, which was writing superior quality books for children. Today, she is an entrepreneur and owns Umachi, LLC. "Umachi" is the brand for her books.

The adventure ebook is avaialble on the Kindle, Nook, Apple iPad, Infibeam, Google Play (Fublish). Paperbooks are available on Amazon.

Umachi's social sites include facebook, twitter, blogspot and linkedin. Please feel free to drop a note to the author!







22Aug/120

Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, Grand Opening Monday, July 23, Featuring Famed Venture Investor Fred Wilson (Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare)


Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) June 20, 2012

Softbank Capital, The Buffalo News, Campus Labs, PC Business Solutions and Synacor are joining forces to change the way Buffalo and Western New York think about technologyforever, by sponsoring the Z80 Labs Technology Incubator, launching Monday, July 23 at The Buffalo News building in Downtown Buffalo. Media activities and the official power up, including a special session with famed investor Fred Wilson, will occur July 23-24.

Z80 Labs mission is to serve as a catalyst, transforming Buffalo and Western New York into a technology hotbed. By creating an environment that gives entrepreneurs exposure to industry leaders typically available only in New York City or Silicon Valley, Z80 Labs will kick-start entrepreneur-driven tech businesses within an accelerated environment, bolstering the local economy. Each incubator participant will be assigned at least one mentor, dedicated to them and their burgeoning company. Z80 Labs concentration will be digital media, mobile and Net-based companies, providing valuable support across a wide range of service areas to help Buffalo-based entrepreneurs grow into self-sustaining businesses.

By creating Z80 Labs, were kick-starting the best technology concepts in the Buffalo area, said Jordan Levy, co-founder of Z80 Labs as well as co-founder of Seed Capital Partners LLC, partner at Softbank Capital and chairman of the board, Synacor. Buffalo offers an incomparable quality of life, and were lucky to have some of the best and brightest talent here. With Z80 Labs serving as an innovation center, well ensure that talent stays in Western New York, developing and delivering their next-gen tech businesses.

Ron Schreiber, co-founder of Z80 Labs and partner at Softbank Capital said, Weve been fortunate to have built two immensely successful companies here in WNY and hope we can inspire others to stay in the Buffalo-area and build great tech companies right here in our home town.

Z80 Labs will be funded by Softbank Capital, Levy and Schreiber, with additional funding from SCP Incubator LLC via a $ 4 million Innovate NY grant provided by Governor Cuomo through ESD. Corporate support in services and personnel will be provided by The Buffalo News, Campus Labs, PC Business Solutions and Synacor. Additional corporate sponsors will be added in the future.

The Z80 Labs Investment Committee will serve as a selection committee, meeting regularly to review and accept top applicants. The founding committee is Jordan Levy; Ron Schreiber; David Kimelberg, CEO of Seneca Development Corporation; Ron Frankel, president and CEO of Synacor; and Eric Reich, co-founder and CEO of StudentVoice.

Through their extensive professional network, the managing partners and sponsors will recruit industry experts to host special events, teach classes and conduct review sessions with Z80 Labs companies. Several luminaries already have committed to the incubator including Fred Wilson, Union Square Ventures; Brad Feld, Foundry Group; Bijan Sabet, Spark Capital; Eric Hippeau, Lerer Ventures; Roger Ehrenberg, IA Ventures; Woody Benson, Prism VentureWorks; Mo Kaufman, Spark Capital; Jonah Peretti, Buzzfeed and co-founder of The Huffington Post; Jordan Cooper, Hyperpublic; Dan Porter, OMGPOP; Mark Pincus, Zynga; Gary Ginsberg, Time Warner; Mike Perlis, Forbes Media; Jim Spanfeller, Spanfeller Media Group; and Andrew Siegel, Advance Newhouse.

Z80 Labs will be an important milestone in the development of emerging technology, and has the potential to be the Y Combinator, General Assembly or TechStars of the Buffalo area, said Ron Frankel, Synacor CEO (NASDAQ: SYNC). Its no secret Synacor stands to benefit from attracting and retaining top tech talent in Buffalo. By creating an entrepreneurial environment where participants can thrive and learn from some of the most successful names in technology, Z80 Labs stands to ignite Buffalos Net-based tech sector.

The first companies selected for Z80 Labs will be announced July 23-24 during Z80 Labs official grand opening or power up. For more information or specifics about how to apply to Z80 Labs, please visit Z80Labs.com.

About Z80 Labs

Z80 Labs, launched in summer 2012, is Buffalos first Internet-focused technology incubator, providing entrepreneurs the ability to build new and innovative tech companies in Buffalo, New York. Startups invited to locate in Z80 Labs are given a wide array of services including office space, tech support, collaboration tools, weekly education programs, specifically-assigned mentorship teams, access to the Z80 Speaker Series, amenities and infrastructure from local companies, as well as expert advice from renowned industry advisors. Z80 Labs is funded by Softbank Capital, with additional funding from SCP Incubator via a grant from New York State and ESD. Corporate support is being provided by The Buffalo News, Campus Labs, PC Business Solutions, and Synacor. Z80 Labs is located in The Buffalo News headquarters in downtown Buffalo.







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13Jul/120

Award-Winning Author, Tim Dr. Hope Anders, Announces His Fathers Day Book Giveaway Contest Featuring His Bilingual (English/Spanish) Childrens Books


San Diego, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2012

An Alpine Publishing representative announced today, Dr. Hope is having a cool Fathers Day book giveaway contest. Just go to Tim Dr. Hope Anders Facebook Fan page at:http:// http://www.facebook.com/TimDrHopeAnders and click on Enter Book Contest Here to win a First Edition personally autographed copy of one of his critically acclaimed books. His bilingual childrens books will help your child get a head start on life by teaching them valuable life lessons, now you can win one for FREE by entering Dr. Hopes Fathers Day book contest.

Dr. Hopes bilingual childrens books featured in this contest are: Laughing Day/ El D

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