Friday, April 15, 2011

Orthopaedic Surgeons Hail Passage of Fair Share Act

HB 1 Brings Commonsense to Liability System

Harrisburg, PA, April 11, 2011 - The Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society (POS) today hailed passage of House Bill 1, legislation that eliminates joint and several liability for any defendant found to be less than 60 percent liable for causing an injury. The bill passed the House of Representatives on a 112-88 vote.

"HB 1 is a commonsense measure that maintains a person’s right to collect damages while bringing fairness, balance, and stability to Pennsylvania’s liability system," said Harry Schmaltz, MD, president POS. "This critical reform will help doctors in their roles as healthcare practitioners and as business people. Our Society’s members thank the House of Representatives for swiftly moving this important measure through the legislative process."

Over the past decade, the Pennsylvania General Assembly has taken many steps toward improving the state’s medical liability environment.

Pennsylvania, however, remains one of the few states that have not taken full measures to address the liability concerns of both medicine and business. Enactment of HB 1 is a top priority item for both the medical and business communities."Over the years, our friends in the legislature have heard our concerns and boldly acted to assist physicians and hospitals in regard to Pennsylvania’s intolerable medical liability system. With their action today, the House of Representatives stepped toward resolving the longstanding liability plight of both the medical and business communities."

Dr. Schmaltz recognized the efforts of State Representative Curt Schroder (R. Chester), the driving force behind HB 1. "For many years, Representative Schroder has steadfastly advanced a reform agenda to protect doctors from lawsuit abuse. We sincerely thank him for work in securing a liability environment in which we can work."

"In addition, the POS thanks House Speaker Sam Smith (R. Jefferson), House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R. Allegheny) and House Judiciary Committee chair Ron Marsico (R. Dauphin) for swiftly bringing HB 1 to a Final Passage vote. Without their support, we would languish in a sea of unfair liability."

POS is a professional medical specialty organization representing more than 1000 orthopaedic surgeons across Pennsylvania in advocating for excellence in the practice of orthopaedic medicine. For more information on the importance of bone, joint and muscle health at every age, visit the POS website at

Beth Weachter
PA Orthopaedic Society
510 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

Parenting Guidance for the Future is Growing with Family IQ

The unique features of Family IQ is their very effective testing to help parenting guidance that covers nine critical areas of a healthy family’s functions.

Ramona, CA, April 12, 2011 - Parenting Guidance for the future is growing with Family IQ.

The unique features of Family IQ is their very effective testing to help parenting guidance that covers nine critical areas of a healthy family’s functions. These tests are followed up with customized suggested programs to provide better understanding that will help you develop more happiness, joy and love within the family.

Parenting guidance must start with the parent’s willingness to grow with your family. This is a beginning of a journey that will bring you enormous joy and happiness throughout your life. The joy of family unity comes from the parents. Step back and look at your life and you may realize that most parents are not taught the necessary skills for effective parenting. Even as a great-grand parent, I found value in the programs, says Teets. These various programs come into play by effectively using charts, pictures, and audio to cover all areas of learning.

Teets says, after retiring from electronic engineering has pursued an interest in Home Business/Network Marketing for about five years. When he was introduced to Family IQ it became obvious that this unique program provided the tools to reach out to families and make a huge and important difference in their lives.

Learning more of how Rex Teets can help you. Mr. Teets can be reached at 760-440-0300 or visit him online at or for Family IQ business, for Family IQ products.

Rex Teets
Family IQ
1125 H Street
Ramona, CA 92065

IDentify-It Expands into Mobile Handheld Computers Market

IDentify-It online, the UK’s internet based store for custom labels, label applicators and label dispensers has launched a series of innovative new products to target the rapidly expanding market of mobile computers.

Oxford, UK, April 13, 2011 - IDentify-It online, (Oxford, UK) the UK’s internet based store for custom labels, label applicators and label dispensers has launched a series of innovative new products to target the rapidly expanding market of mobile computers. The new Pidion range offers solutions to a broad spectrum of applications and includes handheld computers, rugged PDA’s and wireless handheld scanners.

The new products feature highly flexible functionality with built in data collection and communication capabilities. Rugged ergonomic design and single handed operation allow mobile computing uses in retail, warehousing and distribution, field force automation, transportation and logistics. As a further measure of flexibility, pistol grip operation and long range barcode scanning features can be added for scan intensive environments.

Passing comment, Richard Atkins, Commercial Director of iDentify-It said, "With our extensive background in barcode scanning and labeling technologies, moving into mobile computers that apply these same technologies was the next logical step," he continued, "Reacting to our market becoming increasingly mobile and integrated by technology, our new product range will allow our customers to operate with much greater spatial flexibility whilst still maintaining excellent functionality and performance."

About the company, IDentify-It Limited is an Oxford based company that specializes in supplying a broad range of barcode scanning and labeling technologies. By providing products online IDentify-It Limited offers highly competitive prices to its customers and the freedom to purchase in their own time. With the backing and support of the Axicon Innovation Group, world renowned barcode verification experts, iDentify-it Limited aims to grow by developing innovative product ranges for the auto identification industry.

IDentify-It Limited online encourages everyone with an interest in handheld computers, PDA’s and wireless handheld scanners to visit their website. The website and new product range are now accessible at

For Further information or an illustrative image: Media contact - Mathew Taylor, Director, Algorythm Solutions Ltd, mobile: +44 (0)773 403 2112, email:, website:

Mathew Taylor
Algorythm Solutions Ltd
10 Torkington St
Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2UY
+44 (0)773 403 2112

AuraPortal Presents first BPM including CRM, Online Commerce and Content Managemen

AuraPortal has included the Online Commerce, Content Management and CRM Pattern Processes Modules in its BPM Suite

Woburn (Boston), MA, April 15, 2011 - AuraPortal (, a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM), has announced today the introduction of the following modules in its Business Process Management Suite: Content Management (CMS/ECM), a complete Online Commerce platform (eCommerce) and new CRM (Customer Relationship Management) Process Patterns, which will join and fully integrate with the existing AuraPortal applications set. Common to all of these applications is that no programming is required in their deployment.

AuraPortal is a real Business Process Platform, with 100% web-based technology and complete coverage of all essential areas of a company's business management structure.

Its holistic approach covers not only the modeling, execution and typical processes of BPMS monitoring but also encompasses a wide range of capabilities and synergies to increase both organizational efficiency and management.

"Of course." says Pablo Trilles, AuraPortal Vice President. "This synergy could be achieved by integrating different applications from different vendors (which is the only possibility that has existed until now) but Is that really a solution? Time and cost to undertake intertwined integration -each with their own approaches, structures and criteria- as well as dependence on multiple vendors, are limiting factors. Those who have dealt with this approach already understand this problem".

Content Management Module
The Content Management Module complements the powerful Corporate Document Management of AuraPortal, including all stages of the content's life cycle: Creation and/or capture, storage, security, flow, access, publishing, version control, retrieval, distribution, preservation and contents destruction.

The goal is to allow each entity to maintain its Web site on the Internet in an easy and automated way. Using BPM Processes, organizations can establish creation flows and approval processes for any content that the organization desires to publish (press releases, news, articles, reviews, documents, videos and type of digital content). Once content has been approved, it will be automatically published on the Web site without extra work.

Online Commerce Module
Online Commerce, is a complete e-commerce platform which includes a Shopping Cart and a Payment Gateway. Companies are able to create their own Internet sales channel. With AuraPortal, there is no need to subcontract with technical experts, since company employees can completely design their system quickly and easily, with all transaction activity monitored by the AuraPortal BPM module.

Full integration of Online Commerce with business processes and supply chain provides an extraordinary advantage, allowing unprecedented sales and order fulfillment automation.

CRM Process Patterns Module
AuraPortal provides an innovation which will define the future of CRM, that is, the complete integration of CRM functionalities with BPMS processes using Process Patterns.

Process Patterns are classes of general application process which are already prepared by AuraPortal or its partners for immediate use, containing the necessary knowledge and structure needed to ensure effective operations on a particular issue in a specific predefined environment. It's like a pre-tailored suit: Once all minor adjustments have been solved to fully adapt the suit to the measurements, the customer will buy the suit.

About Aura (AuraPortal) (
AURA is a global BPMS (Business Process Management Suite) provider delivering a solution that creates, without the need of IT programming, Business Process Workflow Execution Models. AuraPortal is 100% Web-based, and is complementary to existing ERP and CRM systems.

AuraPortal has a presence in 50 countries with more than 350 customers including, among others: Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Frito-Lay, Toyota, Yamaha, Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, Eletrobras, Saras, Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Sodexo, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries.

AuraPortal Headquarters are located in North America (Boston) and Europe (Holland) whereas the software development facilities are located in Spain and India.

See Partners Network and more Customers
AuraPortal is a real Business Process Platform where a set of 6 essential applications share the same environment in a seamlessly integrated and user friendly way: "6 in 1":


2.Process Management

3.Document Management

4.Customer Management

5.Content Management

6.Online Commerce

What The Top Experts Say About Auraportal BPMS:

GARTNER Inc.: "AuraPortal is the Example of Next generation BPMS". (Magic Quadrant Report 2007 and 2009)

OVUM: "AuraPortal Excels in Ovum's technology assessment study which was set by a highly competitive field". "The vendor has demonstrated that its BPM platform can support complex processes and high-throughput scenarios". (OVUM - Decision Matrix on BPM Vendors 2010)

BPTRENDS: There is a 2010 Report on AuraPortal BPMS published by this prestigious firm. Click here to download an extract or the full report. (BPM Suites Report 2010)

Auraportal Contacts:
Scott Rich
Skype: scott.marketingintl
Phone: +1 781-569-5940 or +1 978-808-6340
The Netherlands:

Scott Rich
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472
+1 781-569-5940

HU Project Leadership Forum to Explore The Art of Leading Projects Through Change

With fewer resources going into projects and greater outcomes being expected of them, something about the project management formula has to change.

Harrisburg, PA, April 07, 2011 - With fewer resources going into projects and greater outcomes being expected of them, something about the project management formula has to change. Project Leadership is the multiplier that project managers must learn to leverage in order to create more meaningful project results and greater professional success.

The 2011 Project Leadership Forum at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology will explore the impact of leadership on project management and overall business results, and will help managers develop critical competencies to become strategic partners with senior executives. The event convenes business leaders and experienced project/program managers from across several industries for presentations, case studies and interactive sessions.

The Project Leadership Forum is a two-day program, set for May 5-6, 2011, that brings together notable project management and leadership experts for keynote presentations, case study analysis and interactive leadership workshops. The Forum presents new ideas about the impact of leadership on project management and explores the critical competencies of project leadership.

The 2011 forum defines and explores the leadership acumen to accomplish project success in spite of the turbulence, uncertainty and ambiguity that permeate organizations today. Themes such as developing agility and resilience, communicating up, down and sideways, identifying priorities, assessing sources of strength and weakness, and creating trust and credibility will be explored throughout the program.

Plan to attend the Project Leadership Forum, May 5 - 6, 2011 at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology. For more information, visit online at or email or call 717.901.5190.

Harrisburg University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Free parking is available on the street. Additionally, parking is available in the Harrisburg Parking Authority operated garage accessible via Fourth Street. Cost for parking in the garage is $5.00 for 0-2 hours. Kiosk for parking accepts cash only. More information on parking rates and directions to the University are found online at

You can literally take planes, trains and automobiles to the event. The University’s location in downtown Harrisburg is near Interstates 83 and 81 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, making it an easy drive to the University from any of Pennsylvania’s major cities. And it’s only a two-hour drive from the University to Baltimore, Washington, DC or Philadelphia. The Amtrak Passenger Train Station and Greyhound Bus Station are one block from our location. And the Harrisburg International Airport is only nine miles from the University.

Founded in 2001 to address Central Pennsylvania’s need for increased opportunities for study leading to careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, Harrisburg University is an innovative and ambitious private institution that produces graduates who provide increased competence and capacity in science and technology disciplines to Pennsylvania and the nation. Harrisburg University ensures institutional access for underrepresented students and links learning and research to practical outcomes. As a private University serving the public good, Harrisburg University remains the only STEM-focused comprehensive university located between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh.

For more information on the University's demand-driven undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs in applied science and technology fields, call 717.901.5146 or email

Steven Infanti
HU Communications
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

The Trunki Shop Launch Informational Website

The Trunki Shop announce the launch of their new website, whose function amongst many is to act as a travel advice guide for visitors.

Stamford, Lincolnshire, April 06, 2011 - The Trunki Shop announce the launch of their new website, whose function amongst many is to act as a travel advice guide for visitors. The website houses a variety of expected features such as an online ordering system, but boasts a variety of travel advice guides designed to help with jet lag, preparing for trips and entertaining children on long trips. The company has taken a novel approach to layout and simplified the viewing and shopping experience for its clients. The products are grouped into well ordered categories and presented with several product images and descriptions so visitors to the site can easily find what they are looking for.

Passing comment, Mathew Thompson (Commercial Director for the Trunki Shop) said. "We launched our new website due to recent customer feedback. Many online retailers had reported they were frustrated trying to find the right product in cluttered websites and searching through too many non-relevant products to find what they were looking for. Trunki Shop was designed to simplify the whole process for our customers by providing guides to help product selection, whilst presenting the products in easy to navigate categories along with detailed photographs and descriptions."

He continued, "Selecting the right trunki product can be difficult as there are many designs to choose from as well as several accessory products. With the new website we have managed to showcase all the products, while providing the most competitive pricing available online."

About the company, the Trunki Shop is a UK based online retailer of trunki ride on suitcases including the famous trunki gruffalo, they also stock the full trunkihead huggers, tote bags and more. The Trunki shop’s travel advice guides are available now and can be accessed online at travel range for kids including

For Further information or an illustrative image: Media contact - Mathew Taylor, Director, Algorythm Solutions Ltd, mobile: +44 (0)773 403 2112, email:, website:

Mathew Taylor
Algorythm Solutions Ltd
10 Torkington St
Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 2UY
+44 (0)773 403 2112

Why People are Quitting MLM and Joining Top Tier Opportunities to Get Paid Instantly

Ms.Carr says, "A Top Tier Program is where you typically find the Get Paid Today or Get Paid Instantly Model. They are called Top Tier Programs

Houston, TX, April 14, 2011 - Why People are Quitting ML and Joining Top Tier Opportunities to GET PAID INSTANTLY

Mary Kay Carr has partnered up with Rod Stinson to launch The Secret Formula Webinar! What is so special about that? This is the Top Tier Program that Helps Home Based Business Owners Make Hundreds and Thousands of Dollars Weekly with a new Concept called GPI (Get Paid Instantly).

Ms.Carr says, "A Top Tier Program is where you typically find the Get Paid Today or Get Paid Instantly Model. They are called Top Tier Programs because of the caliber of people they attract and also because of the high-level incomes they can produce compared to the typical MLM.

For example, how large will your MLM team have to be in order to earn a stable $4,000 a month in a traditional MLM?

You know it will take at least 500 to 3500 people on your team to give you that sort of income. And then you will need to double that number because of attrition.

With a Top Tier Program all you need is 4 people! That’s it...

Four sales a month to be earning $4000.00 a month extra income.

Another good reason to put your efforts into a Top Tier Program is the money you earn up front is worth more now than it will be 3 or 4 years down the road.

Top Tier Opportunities pay out serious incomes, so they attract people who like to make serious money. If this describes you and if you’re a doer, if your goal is to earn $30,000 to $100,000 per month and if this GPI concept makes sense to you".visit:

"My only focus is to help people achieve their income goals. With the GPI concept and brilliant marketing training and tools to back it up, we have the perfect combination of product, leadership, training and appropriate market timing. Together we can make a huge and positive impact in many people’s lives," says Ms. Carr.

If you are interested in learning more about how Mary Kay Carr can help you, she can be reached at 323-709-9739 or visit her online at or where her partner Rod Stinson fully explains how he and Mary Kay will help you make $1500.00 to $3400.00 per sale and Get Paid Instantly.

Mary Kay Carr
9500 West Road #304
Houston, TX 77064

Innovation Expert Stephen Shapiro - Foster High Performance Teamwork - Ditch the Golden Rule and Play Some Poker

The Golden Rule is often cited as a guideline for peaceful coexistence. Surprisingly, it may in fact be counter-productive for both relationships and businesses. Following The Golden Rule literally may lead to employee dissatisfaction and conflict.

Boston, MA, April 12, 2011 (Straight Line PR) -- How can employers minimize conflict while boosting productivity within the organization? Throw out The Golden Rule. Gone by the wayside is the antiquated philosophy, "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you." Instead, treat people in the way THEY would like to be treated, and enjoy the rewards of a more effortless and effective work environment.

"The Golden Rule is positively the worst advice given, especially in business," says Stephen Shapiro, innovation leader and author of Personality Poker. ( ) "People operate from a dangerously misguided view that what satisfies our own needs and makes us happy is analogous to the needs and wants of those around us."

Stephen Shapiro's recent book and personality tool, Personality Poker ( ) helps the reader clearly define their preferred style. More importantly, playing this engaging and interactive poker game allows players to discover the favored mode of operation of their peers, opening up an opportunity to "Do unto them as THEY would like to have done". This invariably minimizes conflict, opens communication and enhances productivity.

"This 'one-size-fits–all' approach employed by most companies meets the needs of the few, but has lacked the capacity to positively influence the masses," says Shapiro. "Companies need to start listening to what employees really want and begin tailoring programs and processes to better align with those unique and individual needs, be it motivation, communication, performance management and / or metrics."

Shapiro expands on the topic, "Why the Golden Rule is Tarnished", in a short video at

About Stephen Shapiro:
Stephen Shapiro is one of the foremost authorities on innovation and collaboration, and has personally touched hundreds of thousands of lives in over 40 countries. While Stephen's insights apply to virtually any organization, big or small, he has contributed to shifting the innovation culture for such Fortune 500 organization as Staples, GE, BP, Johnson & Johnson, Fidelity Investments, Pearson Education, Nestlé, and Bristol-Myers Squibb. As the founder and creator of a 20,000 person internal innovation practice within Accenture, and advisor to hundreds of organizations worldwide, Stephen possesses a rare and extensive arsenal of tools allowing him to arm any organization with the knowledge they need to shift their most threatening challenges. His most recent project, Personality Poker ( ), released by Penguin Portfolio in October 2010, is a card game that has been played by over 25,000 people in boardrooms and living rooms around the world.

Stephen can be reached at 617-379-1177 or online at

Contact: Deborah Shapiro, 24/7 Innovation, 773-213-4485,

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Stephen Shapiro
24/7 Innovation
2001 Marina Drive
Suite 807
Quincy, MA 02171