Thursday, May 31, 2012

Luxury Travel Ltd Kicks Off Helicopter Services for Veterans to Visit Old Battle Fields in Ba Ria Vung Tau

The company will be launching day trips by private charter helicopter from Ho Chi Minh City to Ba Ria Vung Tau for interest travelers.

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 31, 2012 - The Luxury Travel Company (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) is Vietnam’s first luxury tour company and full travel service agency. Luxury Travel is experienced in providing special services and unique tourism products to luxury-minded global travelers.

Long Tan is a village in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, Vietnam. When it was part of South Vietnam, it was part of Phuoc Tuy Province. It is renowned for its rubber plantations and is home a very small population of roughly 1,200 people.

The Battle of Long Tan is arguably the most famous battle fought by the Australian Army during the Vietnam War. The battle took place from August 18-19, 1966 and was fought in a rubber plantation near the village of Long Tan, about four kilometres northeast of Vung Tau.

The action occurred when D Company of the 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (6RAR), part of the 1st Australian Task Force (1 ATF), encountered the Viet Cong (VC) 275 Regiment and elements of the D445 Local Forces Battalion. D Company was supported by other Australian units, as well as New Zealand and United States personnel.

The battle is often used in Australian officer training as an example of the importance of combining and coordinating infantry, artillery, armour and military aviation.

“Your tour of this historic site will start with a 07:30 pick up from the main lobby of your hotel in HCMC (aka Saigon). After breakfast, travelers will drive to Tan Son Nhat Heliport to fly to Ba Ria Vung Tau. You will fly over the coastal city and have 15 minutes in the sky to take in the panoramic view of the former Nui Dat Task Force base. Then, you will land at Vung Tau Airport. “This bird’s eye view is great and quite emotionally moving, especially for veterans.” said David Nguyen Sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel Company.

Luxury Travel’s driver will wait for travelers there, and then transfer them to Long Tan Nui Dat to see the remains of the vast camp. The former runway is now a wide street in the local village and what was the helipad is now a soccer field. A school established by Australian veterans is also nearby. Later, travelers will drive past the location of the Horseshoe (access not permitted these days due to mining activity) and go to the DeCourtney Rubber Plantation, then pause to reflect at the Long Tan Cross before helicoptering back to Ho Chi Minh City where travelers will arrive at 17:00 and return by car to hotel.

The company provides private charter airplane or helicopter to Con Dao, Phu Quoc islands.

“We believe that travel experiences are not ‘one size fits all,’ but are instead very personal, with each aspect tailor made to specific tastes and preferences. We are constantly breaking new ground to develop innovative and interesting new tours. To whet your appetite, and to suit those with special interests, we have come up with some ideas such as helicopter travel, private jets, archaeological travel, medical tourism, photography holidays, veteran tours, agriculture travel, pilgrimage tours, art tours for collectors, and volunteerism/ philanthropy excursions. Let us help to make your dream vacation a reality with a personally tailored experience designed for your needs. We are specialists in privately guided and fully tailor made holidays. Whatever vacation experience you desire, we will deliver it in style.” - Pham Ha, Founder and CEO Of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Opened in 2004, Luxury Travel Ltd (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) is the first luxury tour operator and DMC specializing in the art of travel for serving today’s most sophisticated travelers in Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand. It boats a fleet of luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors and serves thousands of high-end travelers every year. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “Best Luxury Tour Operator

For more information visit www.luxurytravelvietnam.com or email to bespoke@luxurytravelvietnam.com

Contact:
Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
84439274120

Bryant & Stratton College Online Hosts Career Webinar: How to Research Industries and Companies

Webinar attendees will learn how to find the career and company that are the best match for them

Buffalo, NY, May 31, 2012 - Bryant & Stratton College Online announced today a new session in its ongoing free career training webinar series. Titled “How to Research Companies and Industries,” the free webinar is available to job seekers, prospective students and current Bryant & Stratton College Online students. This session will take place on Wednesday, June 13, from noon to 1:00 p.m. EDT.

Acclaimed career coach Kim Dority will lead the webinar. Ms. Dority is a frequent presenter for Bryant & Stratton College Online and has been writing about and teaching courses on career training for more than a decade.

“Many people haphazardly apply to any job they see available online – and that is not going to get them the best results,” said Dority. “The Internet makes so much information available and job seekers can use that to their advantage to learn about the culture of a company before they ever step foot in the door. Taking the time to do research is an opportunity to arm yourself with details that will make you a standout candidate in the interview.”

The “How to Research Companies and Industries” free webinar will highlight tips and tricks for job hunters and job interviewees alike on researching potential companies or industries. Attendees of the webinar will learn how to:

* Find detailed background information on specific companies, like competitors, hiring practices and current initiatives

* Develop a sense of a company’s “organizational culture”

* Understand industry trends, such as where current opportunities may be found

“At Bryant & Stratton College Online, the career success of our current and prospective students is central to our mission. This webinar shines light on a new way to be a savvy job seeker. And Ms. Dority knows a thing or two about that! Her 10 years of experience in career guidance have made her an expert on the subject and we are thrilled to be able to share her knowledge on this webinar at no cost to attendees,” said Scott Traylor, Associate Campus Director for Online Education at Bryant & Stratton College.

The webinar is offered for free by Bryant & Stratton College Online and is open to current students, prospective students and others seeking information to job search skills. Those interested in attending are invited to register at http://online.bryantstratton.edu/webinar/. Additionally, following the webinar, attendees will be able to download a hand-out recapping the top strategies addressed in the session.

To learn more about Bryant & Stratton College and for information about its online degree programs, go to http://online.bryantstratton.edu. Bryant & Stratton College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

About Bryant & Stratton College Online
Bryant & Stratton College is a private career college delivering outcomes based education and training through a flexible, contemporary curriculum in a personalized environment.  The College is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation, and has locations in New York, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin, as well as an Online Education division, and a Professional Skill Center. For over 155 years, Bryant & Stratton College has been providing real world education leading to bachelor’s and associate’s degrees and professional certificates. Bryant & Stratton College Online offers five online bachelor’s degree programs, eleven online associate’s degree programs and eleven online certificate programs in a variety of fields including business, criminal justice, financial services, healthcare, human resources and information technology. Some online programs are not yet available in all states. For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of graduates and other important information, please visit www.bryantstratton.edu/disclosures.  General information about Bryant & Stratton College and its online degrees can also be found at http://online.bryantstratton.edu.

Contact:        
Kavitha Thimmaiah
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 433-7020

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Center for Productive Longevity Seeking Success Stories from People 55+

National Competition Celebrates Older Americans Who Embrace Successful Living

Boulder, CO, May 30, 2012 - The Center for Productive Longevity (CPL), which serves as the bridge between people 55 and older and opportunities that enable them to continue in productive activities, is organizing a nationwide competition to select the best entrepreneur success story and inspiring life story from people 55 and older.

The Later-Life Story Contest begins on June 1, 2012 and ends on August 31, 2012 with the winner in each category selected by a panel of three independent judges. Each winner will receive $1,000 and a specially designed trophy. The best stories will be posted on the CPL website throughout the duration of the contest. The winners will be announced on October 1, 2012 and will be posted on the CPL website (ctrpl.org) under “Success Stories”.

CPL created the contest to stimulate discussion and dialogue about how people 55 and older can continue adding value to their extended lives in an era when they are living 30 years longer than people did at the beginning of the 20th century. The Later-Life Story Contest is intended to achieve three objectives:

1) Stimulate people to continue leading meaningful and rewarding lives after reaching the age of 55. Baby Boomers were acculturated to believe that when they reached a certain age (55, 60, 65), they were over the hill and out of the game. Many of them need to understand that, with their increased longevity, they have the opportunity to become entrepreneurs or lead inspirational lives.

2) Demonstrate that older people can remain productively engaged and live inspiring lives into their latter 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and beyond. There are 78 million Baby Boomers who began reaching traditional retirement age of 65 in 2011 and will continue to do so each year through 2029 at the rate of 4.2 million per year. These are people with experience, expertise, seasoned judgment and proven performance (referred to as EESP). Many of them have also acquired some accumulated wisdom. At a time when unemployment is high and economic growth low, creating a new business is a bright spot on a gloomy employment horizon. Stories about how older entrepreneurs have successfully taken the new-business route may stimulate others to do so. Stories about how people 55 and older have led inspirational lives may have a similar impact.

3) Change the pervasive national mindset that when people reach a certain age, they should move to the sidelines. This thinking encourages older workers to shed the wrinkles, hide the years, and pretend to be younger than they are. With people living substantially longer lives, Americans must recognize and find ways to enable this large and growing talent pool to continue adding value.

“We look forward to learning about the trailblazers around the country and to celebrating their stories,” says William Zinke, 85, Founder and President of CPL. “We believe that this contest can achieve these three objectives and look forward to sharing success stories with the public.”

We have selected three highly qualified judges for the competition:

Helen Dennis is a nationally recognized leader on issues of aging, employment, and retirement. She has conducted research on these issues for organizations such as The Conference Board, AARP, UC Berkeley, and the U.S. Administration on Aging. Nationally, she has lectured extensively to the business community, professional groups, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

Greg Merrill is President and CEO of the National Older Worker Career Center (NOWCC) and former Chairman of the NOWCC Board of Directors. The NOWCC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting experienced workers as a valuable and critical component of the nation’s workforce. Since its establishment in 1997 NOWCC has, through hundreds of workers ages 55+, provided over 13 million hours of dedicated, experienced labor to federal agencies.

Fred Mandell is a catalyst for personal change and co-author with Kathleen Jordan of Becoming a Life Change Artist: 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Your Life at Any Stage. Fred’s life and work has been featured in the Public Television Series “Boomers: Redefining Life After 50.” Fred currently serves on the Board of Directors of both the Life Planning Network and Discovering What’s Next.

All have had substantial experience regarding the productive engagement of people 55 and older.

To submit a story, visit www.ctrpl.org/laterlifestorycontest and complete a submission form. Entrants must be over the age of 55, have a compelling story to share, and be willing to have it posted on the CPL website for viewing by the general public and for possible publication. Stories may also be emailed to James R. Hooks, Director of Marketing and Technology, at jhooks@ctrpl.org.

For more information on CPL, the contest, and Success Stories, visit www.ctrpl.org or Facebook at facebook.com/CTRPL.

Media Contacts:
Jenny Foust or Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group
303.433.7020

Company Contacts:
William K. Zinke or James R. Hooks
Center for Productive Longevity
303.499.3939

About the Center for Productive Longevity
The mission of CPL is to stimulate the substantially increased engagement of people 55 and older in productive activities, paid and volunteer, where they are qualified and ready to continue adding value. It is imperative that we recognize the value that can be added by an aging population. Visit ctrpl.org for more information. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CTRPL.

Contact:
Alicia Hassinger
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
303.433.7020

Demand for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Care Prompts Eating Recovery Center Expansion

International Center for Eating Disorders Recovery Expands Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents to Address Rising Incidence of Eating Disorders in Young Patient Populations

Denver, CO, May 30, 2012 - In response to an increasing demand for child and adolescent eating disorders care, Eating Recovery Center, an international center for eating disorders recovery, has expanded its Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. With the opening of a new facility in Denver’s Lowry neighborhood, this 11-hour-per-day, family-based treatment program will nearly triple current capacity. Eating Recovery Center’s child and adolescent programs, which provide inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization and outpatient treatment to boys and girls ages 10 through 17, have been in high demand since the Center opened its Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents in January of 2011.

The prevalence of eating disorders in adolescence and childhood has steadily increased in recent years. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, from 1999 to 2006, hospitalizations for eating disorders increased by 119 percent for children younger than 12 years.

“The growing need for eating disorders treatment programs with specialized expertise in managing the therapeutic and medical needs of children, adolescents and families is apparent,” said Ovidio Bermudez, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, FAED, CEDS, medical director of child and adolescent services and chief medical officer of Eating Recovery Center. “The expansion of the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents enables Eating Recovery Center to address this trend by providing comprehensive treatment to a significantly larger number of patients and families.”

Offering a critical stepping-stone in the eating disorders recovery process for young patients, the Partial Hospitalization Program enables patients and their families to participate in daily programming that emphasizes communication skills, relapse prevention strategies and healthy parent/child interactions. Through individual, group and family therapy and staff-supported meals, families begin to work toward returning to “life as usual” outside of their child’s structured eating disorders treatment environment. The overall focus is on recovery and well-being.

Patients participate in a combination of individual, group and family therapy emphasizing recovery skills and the role of families in lasting recovery. They engage with a licensed teacher at Eating Recovery Center’s Learning Center in the afternoons to facilitate a seamless transition back to school following treatment. While their child is in treatment, parents and family members receive twice-a-day education lectures and participate in support groups. Multi-family groups and family meals are also embedded in the weekly schedule to foster a supportive community for patients and family members.

“Our treatment philosophy recognizes the importance of family involvement, education and empowerment in the recovery process,” continued Dr. Bermudez. “Treatment programming acknowledges that many child and adolescent patients are too developmentally young to take full ownership of weight restoration, sustainable recovery skills and aftercare, and provides parents with tools to continue to facilitate recovery at home.”

When patients are medically and psychiatrically stable, the structure and support of 24-hour care environment is not necessary and there is willingness and availability among both patient and parents to engage in intensive outpatient treatment, the Partial Hospitalization Program can be a meaningful starting point for families to begin the recovery process. Alternatively, patients can step down to this level of care from Eating Recovery Center’s inpatient and residential programs for children and adolescents. In the latter instance, continuity of care is a priority and patients will retain the same treatment team throughout their full course of treatment.

The only privately owned licensed psychiatric hospital in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to treating eating disorders and providing all levels of care for adults, adolescents and children, Eating Recovery Center’s Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults, and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In addition, Eating Recovery Center, in partnership with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services in northern California.

For more information about eating disorders programs or to learn about Eating Recovery Center’s admissions process, visit www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.

About Eating Recovery Center:
Eating Recovery Center is an international center for eating disorders recovery providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change.  Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults, and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In addition, Eating Recovery Center, in partnership with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services in Sacramento, California, as well as Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services in Fresno and Roseville. For more information, please contact us at 877-218-1344 or info@EatingRecoveryCenter.com or confidentially chat live on our website at www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.

Contact:
Shannon Fern
Communications Strategy Group
East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
(303) 433-7020

Exotic Vietnam Tour Attracts Intrepid Travelers Luxury Travel to Surprise Travelers by Exotic Vietnam Tour

This exciting three week trip allows customers to discover the exotic places of the country, from North to South Vietnam, and stay in new and trendy hotels and resorts.

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 30, 2012 - Luxury Travel Ltd (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com ) to Unveil Exotic Vietnam Three Week Tour for discerning travelers. This exotic Vietnam adventure tour is for people who seek personal challenges and new experiences, and who want to meet real people in a beautiful and unique environment.

In North Vietnam, travelers’s base will be Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi. Visit Duong Lam ancient village, it's a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River Delta. And then the trip will bring visitors to various experiences of the landscapes as well as activities such as hiking through lush valleys and terrace paddy fields in Sapa, relaxing on a deluxe junk in gorgeous Halong Bay, discovering Bai Tu Long Bay and its remote limestone islands, many of which feature dramatic sea caves and sheltered, pristine beaches that can only be reached by kayak.

Board the train bound for remote Sapa, a mountain village near the Chinese border for 2 nights stay in Topas Ecologde. Visit local markets where hill tribe minorities (including Hmong, Red Dao, Tay, Xa Pho and Giay) trade their goods. View spectacular waterfalls and drive through mountain valleys. Explore the hill station town of Sapa , and visit several villages where the tribes live. Mountainous northern Vietnam is one of the best places in Asia to visit hill tribe villages and see dramatic mountains covered with terraced rice fields.

The trip will then take visitors to Central Vietnam to the old imperial capital, Hue and the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, where they will whet their appetite with a cooking class and fishing with the locals. They will also be able to indulge in stopping off at local villages and cycling on quiet back roads.

Fly Danang to French colonial Dalat and visitors will drive down to HCM City former Saigon. They will discover Nam Cat Tien National Park and the National Biosphere, and encounter wildlife in both Nam Cat Tien and Con Gio.

Tour cost at 3599 USD (70 million VND) per person for a private party of 4 people including private pick up and drop off service, all domestic flights, drinking water, meals, all activities, night safaris, accommodation and English or French speaking tour guide. This offer is valid until 30 Sep 2013.

This trip emphasizes the scenic and natural beauty of Vietnam, minimizing your time in big cities, yet balancing authenticity with luxury accommodations and service. Fun activities include trekking, walking, kayaking, caving, boating, farming, biking and safaris. Touring is flexible, with your own expert guide and driver in each destination, and each day is tailored to your personal interests, schedule, level of energy, and travel preferences. We ensure this trip to Vietnam introduces you an exciting mix of natural, cultural and taste adventures, accentuated by exotic places and new trendy hotels and resorts in Vietnam. This trip is perfect for second visit to the country or family travel.” - Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Opened in 2004, Luxury Travel Company Limited (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com ) is the first luxury tour operator and DMC in Indochina, Thailand and Myanmar, has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and serves thousands of high-end travelers every year. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent award: “Best Luxury Tour Operator.”


Contact:
Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
84439274120

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Honor your Military friends and Family members with the Gift of a Memorial flag Case

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Deer Park, NY, May 29, 2012 - Honor your military friends and family members with the gift of a memorial flag! We carry military gifts of all types. American flag cases of all kinds! We have flag rames and display cases for medals and flags individually or separately!

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Luxembourg's AIFM sign-up welcomed by AAA

The news that Luxembourg will be the first market to implement the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive has been welcomed by AAA.

Boston, MA, May 29, 2012 - The news that Luxembourg will be the first market to implement the Alternative Investment Fund Managers (AIFM) Directive has been welcomed by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

The country’s officials said that legislation’s introduction would be made imminently and that it was hoping that the law will be passed by the government in Luxembourg “by the end of the year”.

AAA, an alternative investment advocacy group, claims that the legislation will help to further improve the reputation of alternative investment products and asset classes at a time when more and more people are opting for these kinds of investments.

“It’s great news that Luxembourg is taking a serious approach to alternatives and that it is doing what’s necessary to ensure that investors can have as much confidence in the alternative investment market as it does in traditional investments,” stated Anthony Johnson.

A legal expert in Luxembourg, Jacque Levinger, told the Financial Times, “If implemented by the end of this year, it will give the industry around six months to fully comply. It is important all participants have time to understand how to comply.”

The legislation is set to increase fund managers’ ability to offer alternative asset classes to investors who may be wanting to diversify their portfolios. “This is very popular at the moment," added Mr Johnson. “People know that equities are very volatile and are keen to invest in tangible assets such as precious metals, real estate and forestry to try to reduce the risk in their investment portfolio.”

AAA supports a range of alternative investments and is a particular advocate of ethical investment options that are socially and/or environmentally responsible. It supports forestry investment through firms like Greenwood Management that run sustainable plantation of non-native species of timber in Brazil, Canada and Costa Rica. Investment in these projects can cost anything from around EUR10,000.

Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320
617-939-9596

Sunday, May 27, 2012

New trends in the Real estate market make it easier to buy or sell a Home both Locally and Globally

New trends in the real estate market make it easier to buy or sell a home both locally and globally. They connect potential buyers and sellers together. International clients rave about how easy it is to research homes and find the perfect fit. With their expert negotiations, highly enthusiastic Realtors look forward to helping you buy or sell your dream home.

Roslyn, NY, May 28, 2012 - Dalia Mairzadeh, of Prudential Douglas Elliman, is the personalized realtor for all your needs, whether you are buying or selling a luxury home, a cottage, or a commercial property. Dalia Mairzadeh works with her clients to find the perfect home for each individual or family. She works internationally and can help you relocate into the perfect home from anywhere in the world. Dalia Mairzadeh‘s personal attention to your needs as a home buyer will assist you in finding the perfect new home. Dalia Mairzadeh will bring the right buyer from around the world right to your door due to the company’s affiliation with Europe's leading luxury real estate firm Knight Frank. Dalia Mairzadeh is bringing clients from London to Sydney, and from New York to Moscow.

She will be in contact with her customers, being in Europe, Russia or any other country around the globe.

Living in North Shore for 25 years, Dalia Mairzadeh’s has raised three children in the Wheatly and Jericho School districts and knows her area with the highest level of expertise one desires in a realtor. Highly dedicated to her job and a member of the Board of Realtors® , Dalia Mairzadeh specializes in high end homes and prestigious properties in the Long Island area. An expert negotiator, with powerful enthusiasm, Dalia Mairzadeh will assist buyers in finding new locations and provide sellers comprehensives that price your home in precisely the right range. So, whether you are buying that new home you always dreamed about or selling to relocate, Dalia Mairzadeh is the realtor who can most effectively help you. Dalia Mairzadeh knows the zoning, schools, and local economy of the Long Island area because she is a resident and she can personalize your every need.

If you are looking to buy or sell in the Long Island area, call Dalia Mairzadeh for all your needs.

· Highly personalized service since selling luxury homes take a special approach
· Expert Negotiator
· High Energy and Enthusiasm
· Expert in Marketing
· Assist Buyer in Local
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Contact:
Dalia Mairzadeh
Douglas Elliman LLC
1528 Old Northern Blvd
Roslyn, NY 11576
516-707-9022

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Luxury Travel Ltd Reveals Summer Holiday Trends in Vietnam

Luxury Travel Ltd www.luxurytravelvietnam.com Reveals Summer Holiday Trends and Recomend Discerning Holidaymakers to Exotic Beaches in Vietnam

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 26, 2012 - Travelers rave about Vietnam's exceptionally friendly people, unique 54 traditions, stunning landscape and gorgeous beach locations. But, discerning visitors often plan a trip to Vietnam with a single question in mind, “Is the summer a good time plan a visit?” The answer is “Yes!”

Traditionally, the summer time in Vietnam was regarded as the 'low season' for tourism. This was because numerous potential vacationers were put off since June, July and August are the monsoon months. However, recently, travelers have come to learn that the central coast of Vietnam is at its very best temperatures, with blue skies, reduced humidity and mild onshore breezes.

Central Vietnam is a succession of spectacular coral sand beach locations ranging from fast paced seaside resorts to deserted hideaways and idyllic tropical islands. However, the region is a lot more than a beach destination. There is also a wide array of cultures, retailers, cuisine and natural beauty.

Accommodations in Central Vietnam are also different. Escape the crowds at the ultra-luxurious Nam Hai Resort and stay in many new luxury resorts at My Khe Beach. There is also the Kiem Resort in Nha Trang and Six Senses Nha Trang, with a lot of choices in between. The Phan Thiet Beach or Phu Yen may be just right for you, or try Furama in Danang or the superior-value Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang overlooking Nha Trang Bay on a private island.

Phu Quoc Island and Con Dao are newly emerging destinations for seaside breaks and beach front vacations. While cruising around Halong Bay, spending a night onboard a boat and relaxing on the Cat Ba Islands in North Vietnam are also amongst the favorite excursions for water loving travelers.

“Vietnam, an exotic destination, appeals to travelers with its unspoiled islands and beaches for holidaymakers. We are seeing interest in the An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas near Nha Trang, as well as Hyatt Regency Danang, Intercontinental Danang Resort, Fusion Maia Resort Hoian, Ana Mandara Hue. The next upcoming destination in Vietnam is the archipelago of Con Dao where Six Senses has developed a resort. Con Dao’s beaches are undeveloped so you are among the first to discover it. And now, we are offering stays of five nights for the price of only three.” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd

Travelers will still need to take temperatures into account, as heavy rain has an effect on the north and south of Vietnam. Usually, clouds show up quickly, a solid breeze springs up, the sky darkens, and the rain pours down for about 20 minutes, leaving behind calm skies, and soon, the sunshine returns and the temperature rise once more.

“Try one of our summer vacation packages and get a nice price reduction. However, you will still receive superior service, as guides and customer service teams are readily available just about every minute of each day, to make sure that your trip goes off without a problem. This is all a standard part of Luxury Travel's service as an award winning luxury travel provider!” added Pham Ha


Contact:
Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
84439274120

Dr. Michael Uro Foot Care, Sacramento has Treated Over 1000 Patients with Revolutionary Toenail Fungus Laser Treatment

Millions of people suffer from an embarrassing toenail fungus problem, known as onychomycosis, that can often be difficult to treat. There is now a treatment available that doesn't require the use of expensive topical medications. Dr. Michael Uro Foot Care has successfully treated over thousands of patients with a non-invasive, drug-free toenail fungus laser treatment.

Sacramento, CA, May 24, 2012 (Straight Line PR) -- Dr. Michael Uro Foot Care is pleased to announce the successful treatment of over a thousand patients with a revolutionary toenail fungus laser treatment. The doctor's toenail fungus laser treatment is a non-invasive, drug-free procedure that vaporizes fungal spores embedded in the nail bed. Research indicates that this one-time procedure cures fungus in roughly 70 percent of patients.

Dr. Uro is the second podiatrist in the country to offer the toenail fungus laser treatment. Dr. Uro has treated more patients with this laser system than any other physician. He has trained doctors from across the United States in this exciting new technology, as well as England, Australia, Canada, Turkey and Guam.

"Many people suffer from toenail fungus, and it can be difficult to get rid of. The toenail fungus laser treatment kills the pathogens within the nail bed and addresses the root of the problem," says Dr. Uro, doctor of podiatry at Dr. Michael Uro Foot Care ( http://www.toelaser.com ). "The toenail fungus laser treatment has given my patients the results they have been looking for."

The laser is a specially designed, medical device that shines a laser light beam through the toenail, into the nail bed and nail plate. The laser literally vaporizes the embedded pathogens which cause toenail fungus. ( http://www.toelaser.com/laser-center ) The toenail fungus laser treatment does not harm the nail or surrounding skin. The procedure takes about 30 to 60 minutes and can be done comfortably in the privacy of a doctor's office, with little or no discomfort.

Dr. Uro's web site features several informative videos that describe the toenail fungus laser treatment process, at http://www.toelaser.com/laser-center/videos

"I really disliked the way my toenails looked due to a fungal infection, but didn't want to treat my whole body with medication just to fix my toenails," explained Susan, a patient at Dr. Michael Uro Footcare. "Dr. Uro's toenail fungus laser treatment was the answer. I am very happy with the results. My follow-up treatments have gone very well and as soon as my toenails can grow a little more, I will feel very comfortable showing my feet in public. Thank you, Dr. Uro."

To learn more about toenail fungus laser treatment visit Dr. Michael Uro Foot Care, Sacramento online at http://www.toelaser.com

About Dr. Michael Uro Footcare:
Dr. Michael A. Uro has been a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine in the Sacramento area for over 30 years. His clinic specializes in the treatment of toenail fungus and foot and ankle problems. He has served as Podiatry Chair of the surgery departments of both Mercy General Hospital and Sutter General Hospital, where he continues to have surgical privileges. He also continues to serve on multiple medical boards such as President of the Sacramento Valley Podiatric Medical Society, and is a member of the California Podiatric Medical Association. He has also been an off-site clinician in the training of University of California at Davis family practice physicians. Contact Dr. Michael Uro Foot Care at (916) 920-9292 or online at http://www.toelaser.com/contact-us

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FRA says you don’t have to wait for Returns from Forestry

There are new models of timber investment on offer these days, with firms like Greenwood Management leading the way.

Bainbridge Island, WA, May 26, 2012 - Those interested in forestry investment may be put off of the asset class due to misconceptions that one has to wait over a decade to see returns. Forestry Research Associated (FRA), a research and analysis consultancy, claim that this is not the case with a new model of timberland investment offered by firms like Greenwood Management.

Those hoping to invest in sustainable forestry projects can now hand over as little as EUR10,000 and buy themselves a direct investment in sustainable plantations in Brazil, Canada and elsewhere. The model involves investing in existing plantation projects, while the forestry management firm use your cash to expand and develop their plantations, explained FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins.

He added, “It’s quite simple, the investor’s cash buys him or her a section of plantation – so they have a tangible asset in exchange for their money. However, this model differs as the investors start to see returns as soon as any mature trees are harvested a sold.”

FRA said that direct investment in forestry can sometimes put people off as they feel they will have to wait until the trees they own have reached maturity, which can take 10 to 15 years. However, those investing in existing plantations through firms like Greenwood can start to see returns much sooner.

Despite the differences in return schedules, those investing in forestry through this model can enjoy the same benefits that those buying up forestry land directly can enjoy. Mr Collins claims that investors can be safe in the knowledge that they are diversifying their portfolio with a forestry investment and that timber prices are not correlated with general economic indicators.

“Timber as an investment tends to hold up even when stock markets are plummeting,” added Collins.

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Friday, May 25, 2012

US Real estate could be worth investing in again, says AAA

The real estate market in the US could be worth investing in again, according to AAA.

Boston, MA, May 26, 2012 - The real estate market in the US could be worth investing in again, according to Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

The alternative investment advocacy group said that recent figures show that house prices are increasing once more and that now could be a great time to invest in real estate in the US.

“The green shoots that are starting to show in the market indicate that the trend is for prices to rise steadily – suggesting that now is the time to grab a bargain,” stated Anthony Johnson, AAA’s analysis partner.

His comments followed the publication of new figures from the Commerce Department, which showed sales grew by 3.3 per cent in April, compared with sales in March. House building is also up, according to the figures, which showed that new housing starts increased to an annualized rate of 717,000 new homes per year, which is the largest number since 2008.

The house building trend is partly being driven by the fact that buyers will generally want to build new homes rather than move into ones that are being sold as a distressed sale, which are likely to be in disrepair.

AAA is keen to promote alternative investments to those who want to diversify their investment portfolios against the risks involved in stocks, shares and bonds. “These traditional asset classes do not offer the stable options they once did and investors are increasingly aware that these markets are extremely volatile and they want to offset this with alternative investments, such as real estate,” explained Mr Johnson.

AAA is an advocate of alternative and ethical investments of all kinds, but it is particularly interested in highlighting impact investing options and forestry investment through projects such as those run by Greenwood Management in Brazil.

Greenwood offers investors the chance to buy up sections of sustainable plantation land and receive returns in the medium-term while enjoying the benefits of an asset class that is not linked to other economic trends.

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Online Microfinance Evaluation tool will help validate the industry, says AAA

Socially responsible investors are welcoming the launch of a new web-based analytics platform specifically designed to evaluate microfinance funds, claims AAA.

Boston, MA, May 26, 2012 - Socially responsible investors are welcoming the launch of a new web-based analytics platform specifically designed to evaluate microfinance funds, claims Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA).

Luxembourg-based LuxFLAG and US-based micro financing ratings agency MicroRate, have launched Luminis, which is the first product of its kind. Alternative investment advocacy group, AAA, said its launch follows a period of growth in the microfinance market and for socially responsible investments in general.

The online tool was revealed at the Luxembourg Fund Industry’s Responsible Investing Conference on 10 May. The platform features reports and profiles of the various funds, together with a range of research tools and information to help investors get to grips with impact investing. The team behind Luminis looks at factors including risk, performance and social impact. This data is then presented to users through in-depth fund reports and profiles.

AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, welcomed the new tool stating: “The market for socially and environmentally responsible investment products is growing all the time and platforms like this help to enhance the validity of the sector.

“Investors are beginning to realise that making ethically sound investments and seeing healthy returns are not mutually exclusive.”

The CEO of MicroRate, Sebastian von Stauffenberg, meanwhile, stated, “We are excited to see how Luminis will facilitate investment into microfinance, ultimately improving financial access for billions of micro-entrepreneurs around the world."

AAA supports a range of impact investing options and is particularly keen to promote environmentally responsible alternative investments like sustainable forestry investment through firms like Greenwood Management. Greenwood operates a number of sustainable plantations in Brazil, helping to provide an alternative source of timber products for export and charcoal for the country's burgeoning steel industry.

Those who invest in Greenwood’s plantations receive a tangible asset in exchange for their cash in the form of a section of plantation land. Mr Johnson added “Timberland investments are popular at the moment as demand for forestry products in developing countries is rising alongside their economic strength.”

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Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320
617-939-9596

Harrisburg University President Leaving, Dr. Eric Darr Appointed Interim President of HU

After a decade as President and CEO of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Dr. Mel Schiavelli announced today that he is leaving the university he helped to establish to become executive vice president for academic and student services at Northern Virginia Community College effective July 1, 2012.

Harrisburg, PA, May 24, 2012 - After a decade as President and CEO of Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Dr. Mel Schiavelli announced today that he is leaving the university he helped to establish to become executive vice president for academic and student services at Northern Virginia Community College effective July 1, 2012. 

Additionally, the Board of Trustees announced that it has appointed Eric Darr, Ph.D., interim president of the University effective July 1, 2012.

“It has been my honor to work with corporate, government, and community leaders, to help transform the concept of a four-year educational institution in Harrisburg they advanced in 1999 into a reality. This community has accomplished that which many thought could never be done. Working together, we have created an institution of higher learning that emphasizes the partnership between business and education to create workforce-ready graduates,” says Schiavelli.

Schiavelli guided the University from concept to its current $73 million Academic Center at 326 Market Street in Harrisburg. Founded in 2001, the University became the first science and technology focused comprehensive university chartered in Pennsylvania in a century.

During his tenure at the university, total student enrollment increased from 113 in August 2005 to 1,022 (approximately 400 full-time equivalent students) in September 2011. The University also completed a $40-million comprehensive fundraising campaign: CONNECT: The Campaign for Harrisburg University, where it raised nearly $45 million, was accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and has been profiled nationally as a new model for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) higher education.

"Mel has taken the vision of the community and formed it into an innovative and effective new model for STEM education. The community is, and will forever be, grateful for creating this gem in our city. We wish him well in his return to Virginia and thank him for his decade of service to create Harrisburg University,” says Robert Dolan, Chair of the Harrisburg University Board of Trustees.

Schiavelli says any successes were a collective effort.

“None of these were personal accomplishments but they were accomplishments of a strong and dedicated team. I believe that there comes a time when it’s appropriate to ask others to continue the work,” said Schiavelli. “This move is a ‘homecoming’ for me because I served at the nation’s second oldest college—The College of William and Mary in Virginia for 26 years. More than half of my professional life was spent in the Old Dominion where I still have many friends and colleagues.”

Begun in 1964, Northern Virginia Community College is the largest educational institution in Virginia and the second-largest community college in the United States, comprising of more than 75,000 students and 2,600 faculty and staff members. NOVA is also one of the most internationally diverse colleges in the United States, with a student body consisting of individuals from more than 180 countries.

A search committee will be appointed by Harrisburg University’s Board of Trustees to launch a national search to identify and interview potential candidates. The Board of Trustees will make the final selection with the goal to appoint the president by July 1, 2013.

“Eric arrived here before we had students and he has helped to build and grow the University from idea to reality. We are confident that he will provide excellent leadership to Harrisburg University,” said Dolan. “He has served as executive vice president and provost since 2007, and he is familiar with all aspects of the institution and with its many external partners. He has had primary responsibility for our academic programs and the recent growth in our enrollments. His experience will be essential as he guides the university during this period of transition.”

Darr earned both a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering and a master of science degree in Industrial Psychology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also earned an MBA and a doctor of philosophy degree in Organizational Behavior and Theory from Carnegie Mellon University where he studied under Nobel Prize Winner and noted organizational theorist Herbert Simon.

While at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California at Los Angeles, he conducted research and consulted in over twenty multinational corporations including Arthur Andersen, Gemini Consulting, TRW Space and Electronics, Hughes Aerospace, Bank of America, Xerox, British Airways and Qantas Airlines.

During his career, he has developed and taught Doctoral and MBA courses in organizational learning, organizational change, organization design, process reengineering, business strategy and technology management. Further, he developed and taught executive education courses in measuring intellectual capital, corporate renewal, managing information technology resources, improving product development and creating organizational memory.

He has published numerous articles and book chapters on organizational learning, learning technologies and competitive advantage. He has been an invited speaker at universities in the United States, Austria, Great Britain, France, Australia and the Netherlands. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation and the Center for International Business Education and Research at UCLA.

Prior to joining Harrisburg University he was Chief Operating Officer from 2000 until 2004 at KnowledgePlanet, Inc., a software company located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Darr led Ernst & Young’s Knowledge Management Consulting Services.

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 Connect@HarrisburgU.edu

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