Tuesday, February 21, 2012

G&G Technical enters Distribution agreement with Dunkermotor

Addition of Dunkermotor intelligent servo motor, brushed DC motor and gearmotor solutions to complete South Eastern Pennsylvania distributor's motion control portfolio.

Elgin, IL, February 22, 2012 - G&G Technical, Inc. of Paoli, Pennsylvania has entered into a new authorized distributor agreement with rotary and linear motor and motion control manufacturer, Dunkermotor. Previously a distributor of the Copley Motion Systems linear motors which were acquired by Dunkermotor's parent, G&G Technical now also becomes an authorized distributor of Dunkermotor brushed and brushless DC motors and intelligent servo motors. With locations in Paoli and Reading, Pennsylvania, as well as Columbia Maryland, G&G sales engineers cover the Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia and Delaware markets.
"Though we have succeeded in assembling a comprehensive array of motion control products, there are always holes that appear in our product offering that need to be filled," said Dan Vicario, president of G&G Technical. "The integrated servo motor/drive/control technology was a big hole -- and getting bigger, as this technology's time has definitely arrived, and could likely represent a large part of the servo market in the not too distant future. We feel that the Dunkermotor line rounds out our offering well and have no doubt that our companies will be mutually very successful in our territory."

G&G Technical, Inc. was founded in 1988, having evolved from a manufacturers' representative firm originally established in 1948. Today, G&G is a value added automation components and systems distribution company that prides itself on knowing intimately the products they offer for sale so that they may help their customers integrate those products into their motion control or vision applications. G&G's team of five outside sales engineers possess a variety of engineering degrees and many years experience in a wide variety of machine automation and motion control applications.

"We know that G&G is particularly strong technically as a value-added distributor," said Tom Brown, Dunkermotor vice president, sales. "We like teaming up with a channel partner who has a reputation for successfully handling challenging technical applications and being the right company to call when an OEM or machine builder needs competent technical assistance. It is a fact that G&G is known for providing first class application support for their customers. They are the guys that can often be found out on their customer's factory floor on weekends helping them through technical challenges."

About Dunkermotor:
Headquartered in Elgin, Illinois, Dunkermotor is the North American sales, technical support and logistics subsidiary of Dunkermotoren GmbH, for 60 years the global quality and value leader in customized, configurable sole-source fractional horsepower motion control solutions composed of BLDC, PMDC and AC electric motors, gearmotors, controls, encoders and brakes, as well as linear motion solutions. With headquarters in the Black Forest in Bonndorf, Germany and production and/or logistics facilities in Europe, Asia and the U.S., Dunkermotoren employs 1,000 globally and produced over 3.4 million motors in 2011 for the factory and commercial automation, specialty machinery, medical, solar power, packaging, semiconductor, and mass transportation industries.

John Morehead
Dunkermotoren USA, Inc.
2511 Technology Drive, Suite 105
Elgin, IL 60124

Eating Recovery Center Raises Awareness of Eating Disorders in “Nontraditional” Groups During NEDAW

Men, Older Women and Children are Increasingly Developing the Deadliest Mental Illness

Denver, CO, February 21, 2012 - Four in 10 Americans have either suffered from or know someone who has suffered from an eating disorder, according to the National Eating Disorders Association. During National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 26-March 3), Eating Recovery Center (www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com), an international center for eating disorders recovery, highlights eating disorders’ pervasive impact on Americans of all ages and genders.

“A classic misconception of eating disorders is that they are a teenage girls’ disease, when in fact, we are seeing more older women, younger children and men of all ages entering treatment,” said Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, founding partner, chief executive officer and chief medical officer of Eating Recovery Center. “Genetic risk factors and environmental triggers for these diseases don’t discriminate based on age or gender.”

The 2012 National Eating Disorders Awareness Week theme is “Everybody Knows Somebody,” which is truer now more than ever, as eating disorders and body image dissatisfaction continue to experience what experts term “epidemiological drift,” which is marked by a condition’s swift growth in incidence in new populations.

Older women: Eating Recovery Center has seen a marked increase in older women seeking treatment for eating disorders. From 2010 to 2011, admissions of women over the age of 30 increased from 27 percent of total admissions to 33 percent of total admissions. In the same timeframe, admissions of women over the age of 40 increased from 13 percent of total admissions to 15 percent of total admissions.

Men: A recent British study shows that more than 80 percent of men regularly engage in conversation about their bodies, that three in five men are unhappy with their muscularity and that more than one-third of men would trade a year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight or shape.

Younger children: From 1999 to 2006, hospitalizations for eating disorders increased sharply – 119 percent – for children younger than 12 years of age, according to recent analysis by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

“It’s important to be aware that eating disorders can happen to anyone—men, older women and younger children,” continued Dr. Weiner. “Do not discount disordered eating behaviors or concerning body image issues just because they are displayed by an individual believed to be outside of the traditional ‘eating disorder demographic.’”

Eating Recovery Center encourages individuals to quickly respond if they notice troubling food- or body image-oriented behaviors in their loved ones, regardless of age or gender. Eating disorders recovery is entirely possible with early intervention and proper treatment from qualified professionals.

If you notice troubling behaviors in an adult friend or loved one, find a quiet time and place for a private, respectful meeting to discuss your concerns; and ask if he or she has considered whether or not he or she may have an eating disorder. While you continue to express your support, offer to help your friend or loved seek treatment.

If you notice troubling behaviors in your child or adolescent, engage your child in conversation and speak to what you have noticed instead of making accusations; visit a medical provider if you are concerned about your child’s physical health; and identify a mental health provider for an eating disorders assessment.

For more information about National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, visit www.nationaleatingdisorders.org.

Join Eating Recovery Center at these events during National Eating Disorders Awareness Week:

An annual candlelight vigil honoring those who have passed away from eating disorders, hosted by The Eating Disorder Foundation, Thursday, March 1, A Place of Our Own, 1901 E. 20th Ave., Denver, Colo.

Mind and Body Fair, hosted by the University of Northern Colorado’s Women’s Resource Center, Monday, February 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greeley, Colo.

Eating Recovery Center Patient Art Show, February 27 to March 2, an exhibition of patient artwork, 1830 Franklin Street, Denver, Colo.

A National Eating Disorders Awareness Week informational table in the Colorado State University Student Center, Wednesday, February 29, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

National Eating Disorders Association Walk, hosted by The Eating Disorder Network of Central Florida, Saturday, March 3, Orlando, Fla.

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. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, and the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services. In addition, Eating Recovery Center, in partnership with Summit Eating Disorders and Outreach Program, offers Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Services in Sacramento, California. Under the personal guidance and care of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, our collaborative programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults. Our integrated programs offer patients a continuum of care 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. 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.

Shannon Fern
East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206

FRA Claims Protecting Indigenous Rights is Vital to REDD+ scheme

FRA claims that the REDD+ project is more than just about preventing deforestation and has backed a statement from a high profile member, who talks about the importance of helping those living in and around the forests.

Bainbridge Island, WA, February 21, 2012 - Forestry Research Associates (FRA) claims that the REDD+ project is more than just about preventing deforestation and has backed a statement from a high profile member, who talks about the importance of helping those living in and around the forests.

Kuntoro Mangkusubroto, one of the leaders of the REDD+ task force in Indonesia, has spoken out to highlight the fact that the campaign should be just as much about safeguarding the rights of indigenous people as preventing deforestation.

He stated, “It’s not as simple as the destruction of forests by logging companies. That certainly happens, but the real issue in REDD is poverty, and we must link the two together.”

FRA, which is a research and analysis consultancy, and Mangkusubroto, agree that poverty has become rife in some regions that have experienced a high level of deforestation due to the failure to recognise indigenous peoples’ land rights.

FRA also points out that these kinds of land rights issues can occur as a result of REDD+ measures. Mangkusubroto points out an example that occurred in Sumatra, where an indigenous population were told to move away from their homes as the forest land they lived in was designated a conservation area. Mangkusubroto was keen to point out that he intends to avoid these kinds of measures being introduced. He stated, “We will not implement a ‘father knows best’ approach, but instead we’ll do this cooperatively.”

FRA supports sustainable forestry investment schemes that help to safeguard valuable forests in developing countries. An example is the non-native forestry plantations grown by Greenwood Management in Brazil. The growth of non-native trees for use as charcoal by the domestic steel industry, can help reduce the reliance on native trees. Peter Collins, AAA’s analysis partner explained, “This kind of scheme helps local people realise the value of their standing forests.”

Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

AMACOM to Publish Five Books from Top Leadership/HR Guru

One of the world’s rapidly emerging management thinkers and President of JohnMattonePartners, Inc.

Orlando, FL, February 21, 2012 - One of the world’s rapidly emerging management thinkers and President of JohnMattonePartners, Inc. in Orlando Florida has signed a contract with the publishing division of the American Management Association for two new book releases plus three e-books.

John Mattone, recognized globally as an inspiring keynote speaker, prolific author, and highly sought-after executive coach, today announced the signing with AMACOM. 

The forthcoming book titles are STEALTH LEADERSHIP: Using Assessment & Coaching to Propel Leaders and Organizations to Greatness (300 pages), foreword by Dr. Jac Fitz-ez; and Unlocking & Unleashing Your Executive Potential (175 pages), foreword by Marshall Goldsmith.

The three promotional e-books scheduled for release in the summer of 2012 are POWERFUL PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: The Leader as a Coach; SUCCESSION PLANNING MANAGEMENT: How to Identify & Develop Leaders; and, POWERFUL EXCECUTIVE COACHING.

STEALTH LEADERSHIP has a general publication date of November, 2012 but will be available for business-to-business sales and e-sales in June, 2012. UNLOCKING& UNLEASHING YOUR EXECUTIVE POTENTIAL will be published in March, 2013 with the e-book edition available prior to that.

AMACOM, one of the top business publishers in the world, specializes in non-fiction books on business, management, leadership, HR, training, communications, career growth, personal development, marketing, sales, customer service, project management and finance. AMACOM authors are experts in their fields, unrivaled in their knowledge, experience, and reputation. They are world-class educators, successful executives, business owners, trainers, consultants, and journalists.

JohnMattonePartners (JMP) is a global leadership consulting firm that specializes in executive assessment, development, and coaching. Mattone has over 30 years’ experience in the fields of executive development and human capital management, as an entrepreneur who has built two successful human capital consulting firms, an as executive of a multi-million dollar leadership consulting firm, and as a leading researcher and author known throughout the Fortune 500 for his extraordinary speaking ability.

He has consulted for more than 250 organizations and addressed more than 500,000 people in 2,000 speeches and seminars throughout the U.S., Canada and other countries worldwide. Mattone is a prolific author having written four books as well as over 100 professional articles and book chapters including the award-winning “The Role of Assessment in Driving Operating Results”, published in Jac Fitz-enz book , THE NEW HR ANALYTICS (AMACOM, 2010) and PREDICTIVE HR LEADERSHIP.

Additionally, Mattone was named by Thinkers50.com as one of the fastest rising stars in the field of leadership development. The Thinkers50, a biennial list of the world’s top business thinkers, identifies those people who are making a real difference in the world of business. John was ranked as one of the world’s emergent thought leaders and appears on the 2011 Thinkers 50 “Guru Radar” list.

Prior to JMP, Mattone was the Vice President of Global Assessment Services for Linkage, Inc., where he was responsible for the firm’s global assessment practice. Prior to Linkage, he was the Senior Vice President of Sales for Drake Beam Morin, the global career and outplacement firm. Before joining DBM, Mattone spent 10 years building his first successful consulting firm, Human Resources International.

John Mattone holds a B.S. Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Babson College and an M.S. Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Central Florida. He serves as an Executive MBA faculty member at Florida Atlantic University where he teaches his popular course Global Leadership Assessment & Development. He is also an adjunct faculty member at the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Mattone also serves as Senior Faculty Member with the Talent Management Academy, a worldwide leader in leadership conferences and education. He is a member of numerous professional associations including the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Association of Corporate Executive Coaches.

For all inquiries about John regarding keynote speeches, seminars, workshops or other programs, please contact Tony Colao, President, MasterMedia Speakers Bureau, 14 Laurel Drive, Easthampton, MA 01027-2577, 800-453-2887 Phone (USA) 413-529-1769 Phone (Outside USA) 888-359-1647 Fax (USA) or 413-529-7120 Fax (Outside USA)

Tony Colao
MasterMedia Speakers Bureau
14 Laurel Drive
Easthampton, MA 01027-2577
(800) 453-2887

Casino Lunch Appoints Matt Takeno as Head of Gaming

OrientPlay Ltd. brings Matt Takeno on board to manage their online gaming brands

Valetta, Malta, February 20, 2011 - OrientPlay Ltd., an online gaming platform provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Matt Takeno as the Head of Gaming for both of their premium in-house brands Casino Lunch, and Apple Pie Poker.

Matt Takeno is a distinguished industry professional, having been involved in numerous illustrious projects throughout his career including managing the gaming operations for a renowned French stand-alone poker network. Leading up to the launch of Apple Pie Poker and the revamped Casino Lunch website, Matt has been a key consultant in shaping the games portfolio and branding, and is now fully engaged, heading gaming operations for OrientPlay Ltd.

Matt offered the following in light of his recent appointment; “I’m very excited to be exerting my energy full time to this project. It is an honour not only to be able to provide a world class casino platform, but to be one of the only operators on the internet to offer a multi-room poker offering. We are already garnering positive feedback from both our players and operators. I am also especially delighted with the positive responses we have received from both our prospective and existing operators who remain fascinated with our evolving games portfolio, back office malleability, and our technical capacity.”

Working closely with all of OrientPlay’s internal teams and prospective operators on a daily basis, Matt has been integral in everything from forming the games portfolio, the bonus engine, VIP coordination, and even the art direction. “To be frank, managing games operations for both our own brands and the brands of our existing operators is tough, but extremely rewarding” says Matt. “With most brands, there exists a gap between operators and their respective clients with respect to what games are currently offered and what the clientele desires; malleability of the current offering and the evolution of the portfolio are often at odds with the technical feasibility and priority of most brands. However, one of the great benefits of working with and building the portfolio and branding of our current and prospective operators is that we can close this gap further than what most other established brands can cater to. We consider ourselves lucky that our partners have strong vision, foresight, and communication with their customers so that we can provide exactly the games portfolio they require meet their needs If you want to create your own slot machines with your customised graphics, we’re more than happy to oblige!”

So what does the future hold for OrientPlay Ltd. and their players? Matt offers the following: “This week, we’ll be launching the revamped and rebranded Casino Lunch website.

We’re pulling out all the stops, and we are very excited by the updated graphics and branding. We’re also launching our Apple Pie Poker site, which will be launching with the Everleaf poker room, and we’ll be going live with both the Cake and Enet poker networks soon thereafter. Our players have expressed their enthusiasm with our poker offering, and they’ll be able to benefit from all of the tournaments hosted on these networks. I invite everyone to visit both of our brands, and I’m sure that you’ll be captivated by the classy feel and the tongue-in-cheek humour of both Casino Lunch and Apple Pie Poker respectively.”

Both the casino and the pending new poker operations are fully licensed by the Lotteries and Gaming Authority (LGA) in Malta, a recognized and respected online gaming licensing regulatory body. Casino Lunch provides online casino gaming to players from all countries except the U.S.

Media Enquiries
Nick Adams

About Casino Lunch
Casino Lunch (www.CasinoLunch.com) offers online players a delicious menu of licensed and regulated casino games, including roulette, slots, video poker and table games. In addition the site offers a selection of both poker and betting options, as well as live casino games.

Providing a no-download experience and attractive promotions, Casino Lunch focuses on creating the best VIP player experience online. Casino Lunch accepts players worldwide, except for those from the United States, and operates 24/7/365. Players are welcome for both free and real money action.

Nick Adams
Casino Lunch
Level 2, Centre Point Building
Dun Karm Street
Malta BKR 9037