Friday, August 5, 2011

Flag Connections Offers New Product to Honor Soldiers

In hopes of helping the families of fallen soldiers memorialize their loved ones, Flag Connections announces the sale of its Presidential Flag and Medal Display Case.

Deer Park, NY, August 05, 2011 - In hopes of helping the families of fallen soldiers memorialize their loved ones, Flag Connections announces the sale of its Presidential Flag and Medal Display Case.

This unique item combines a triangular top section, designed to hold a memorial burial flag, with a lower horizontal display case area. The flag portion of the case can accommodate a 5-foot by 9.5-foot flag. Customers have the option to have the the Great Seal of the United States embossed in the glass.

The lower display area is outfitted with Velcro to safely attach medals without damaging them. At their option, customers can add a personalized engraved nameplate with up to five lines of text to record the names and ranks of veterans.

The Presidential Flag and Medal Display Case from Flag Creations is made from solid wood and produced in the United States. Rather than using plexiglass, the case comes with real, beveled glass and has an inconspicuous magnetic closure. Measuring 22.25 inches wide by 11 inches high by 3.125 inches deep, the case is equipped with mounting hardware, so it is ready to display anywhere in homes or public buildings.

The Presidential Flag and Medal Case helps preserve the memories of veterans for generations to come, making it the ultimate tribute to deceased loved ones.

Said one customer, who wished to remain antonymous, "My father passed away. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. When we were going through all of his belongings, we stumbled upon a box with all of his military medals and awards. In his memory, we decided to buy several...flag and award display cases. Although he is no longer around to see these memories nicely displayed, his stories and his proud service to our country will certainly be passed on to his grandchildren and great grandchildren."

Additional details are available at:

David Elgavisch
Net Connections
1940 Deer Park Ave Suite 372
Deer Park, NY 11729

Sign Up Today for the Free 2011 Social Media Summit at HU

Social media is a fact of life for millions of people, so the real question is not whether we connect, but where and in what ways we should connect to benefit from online networking’s pluses and avoid its minuses. The proliferation of social media is changing us, raising questions for lawmakers, policy makers, educators, business leaders, governments and parents alike. Explore the impact of sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Google+ during the free 2011 Social Media Summit, set for Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology in PA.

Harrisburg, PA, August 05, 2011 - The 2011 Social Media Summit brings together a diverse group of panel discussion to examine the far-reaching impact of social networks on politics, parenting, entrepreneurship, training and education, world affairs, and the military. This free event is ideal for parents, budding journalists, corporate leaders, advocates, non-profit groups, military personnel, HR directors and managers, business owners, college students and others who wish to think about the impact of social media.

Panelists include:

Christian Spielvogel Associate Professor of Communication at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, and Co-founder of Flip Learning, a digital publishing company that inverts or "flips" traditional educational and training content into social and game-based interactive learning environments.

Paula Ketter, editor of ASTD periodicals who oversees the publication of ASTD’s flagship monthly magazine T+D (Training + Development).

Dr. Sherrie A. Madia, author of the bestselling book, The Online Job Search Survival Guide.

Ira S. Wolfe, author of the new book Geeks, Geezers, and Googlization: How to Manage the Unprecedented Convergence of the Wired, the Tired, and Technology in the Workplace.

Linda Fogg Phillips, author of Facebook for Parents, Answers to the Top 25 Questions and The Facebook Guide for Parents

Dallas Lawrence, Managing Director of Digital Public Affairs for Burson-Marsteller.

Sue Hoppin, founder and president of the National Military Spouse Network

Eric Sauve, Vice President, Corporate Development, NewsGator Technologies.

Nicole Radziwill, author of several books including, Disconnected: Technology Addiction & the Search for Authenticity in Virtual Life (2010) and The Undergrad Jungle Book: A Top Secret Collection of Tips, Tricks and Disclosures to Help You Brave the Wild Terrain of Undergraduate Academics (2011).

S. Shyam Sundar, Ph.D., distinguished professor and founding director of the Media Effects Research Laboratory ( at Penn State University’s College of Communications.

Joseph Carrabis, Senior Research Fellow at USC Annenberg's Center for the Digital Future.

Learn more about the 2011 Social Media Summit online at

The University is located at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. 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

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
AVP Communications
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101

T-Steel Top of the table in its Product Class

Astra Mining, an Australian diversified mining company, has released new technical and economic data for its revolutionary T-Steel product.

North Adelaide, SA, August 05, 2011 - T-Steel types range from structural steel (T1) through to premium grade, high category, specialised steels (T9).

Astra Mining CEO Dr Jaydeep Biswas says the T-Steel range consists of premium category steels within specific steel families that have a demonstrated price-to-performance advantage over other steel products.

“One of the most important factors in the implementation of the T-Steel technology is that factories which cannot afford multi-billion dollar investments in new equipment are able to manufacture higher quality steels using existing factory infrastructure with relatively minor capital investment,” Dr Biswas says.

“These average factories are therefore able to enter markets where they can sell a premium category steel, for example T5, and increase their sales and hence profits.”

Astra Steelworks Ltd, which is part of the Astra Mining group, is planning to start the production of high-quality steels based on highly specialized processes and special alloying technologies invented over a 30-year period in Hungary.

The end product, T-Steel, has numerous advantages over the production of regular steel types including substantial yield savings, a reduction in alloys used, significant savings in energy used and advanced properties when compared to most HSLA steels.

Astra’s managing director, Silvana De Cianni, says the viability of the T-Steel technology is underpinned by the numerous industrial applications of the steels produced.

“These applications include low carbon content stainless steels, non-alloyed construction steels, case hardened alloyed steels and ball bearing steels,” Ms De Cianni says.

“As an example there are a number of top German steel mills which produce rails for various rail systems and sell these at a premium price.

“Comparable quality rails can be produced by the T-Steel process with a lower grade steel through a less prestigious factory, say in Hungary, and sold at a similar premium.”

Astra Mining’s global portfolio includes gold and tin interests in Southeast Asia and southern India, coal mines in Australia and Africa, iron ore in India and Africa, and the production of the high-strength T-Steel technology in Hungary.

Astra has also confirmed its plans to list on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange before the 31st of August or soon thereafter.

Caitlin Petrou
Astra Mining
46 Tynte Street
North Adelaide, SA 5006
+61 (0) 402 823 343

AuraPortal has Launched the First BPM Software with a Seamlessly Integrated e-Commerce System

Every Company can now Setup their own Internet Shopping Cart Platform, without requiring Outsourced Specialists.

Woburn (Boston), MA, August 05, 2011 - AuraPortal (, a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced the international launch of their Online Commerce Module which allows companies to offer their products on the Internet to their customers, through an attractively designed and well organized web user interface with improved ease of use and comprehensive purchasing transaction capabilities.

AuraPortal has developed a complete e-Commerce (Online Commerce) Module, which includes Content Management, a Shopping Cart and a Payment Gateway, allowing companies to link all their Internet sales with their internal business processes workflow (BPM).

With this new Module, companies will be able to start their own Online Commerce channel without the need of IT programming. Hence, with AuraPortal their business employees can easily and rapidly design a totally customized system, with all transaction activity able to be monitored by the AuraPortal BPM Module.

AuraPortal has taken into account the integration with search engine positioning (e.g. Google), and therefore it includes the automatic creation of the Site-Map, in order to automatically publish every selling product in the internal indexes of these search systems.

"Sales operations have never been this automated", according to Pablo Trilles, Vice President of AuraPortal. "The integration of e-Commerce with existing and enhanced Sales and Supply Chain Processes is an extraordinary advancement. The fact that the e-Commerce environment can be handled completely by business users without any technical resource is also a greatly beneficial, which gives companies a tremendous amount of agility and flexibility, by reducing their time to market, and increasing their speed to business process enhancement."

AuraPortal was the first BPM vendor to integrate CRM features into its BPMS, creating the first fully customizable CRM application based on business processes that are auto-executed (and without programming), in the international market.

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

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.

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