Thursday, April 19, 2012
PA Nanotechnology 2012: Nanotech's Role in Advancing PA's Economy Set for June 5th at Harrisburg University
The PA Nanotechnology conference explores viable nano-based strategies, programs, and resources to assist economic development via education and job creation and retention
Harrisburg, PA, April 19, 2012 - PA Department of Community and Economic Development, A.J. Drexel Nanotechnology Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Harrisburg Area Community College, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, Lehigh University Center for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Penn State Materials Research Institute, Penn State Center for Nanotechnology Education and Utilization, University of Pennsylvania Nano/Bio Interface Center and University of Pittsburgh Petersen Institute of NanoScience and Engineering will host the PA Nanotechnology 2012 conference from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on June 5, 2012 at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology, 326 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101.
The PA Nanotechnology conference explores viable nano-based strategies, programs, and resources to assist economic development via education and job creation and retention. It will promote collaborative nanotechnology research, education, technology transfer, entrepreneurship, and commercialization within the Commonwealth. By connecting education and industry, the conference will help provide a platform to enhance innovation, technology transfer, course curricula, job skills, and business growth. This event is an opportunity to publicize and promote PA leadership in nanotechnology R&D, education, and sustaining technology businesses. Promising new technologies and PA businesses will be highlighted.
Nanotechnology involves science and engineering at the molecular and atomic scale, with applications in areas such as life sciences, electronics and energy. In 2010, the NSF and the National Nanotechnology Institute projected that the nanotechnology products market would be $400-1,000 billion by 2015, and $1-3 trillion by 2020. Attendees will have the opportunity to network and gain understanding of nanotechnology trends, evolving applications, workforce development, and partnering opportunities.
Register or become a Sponsor by calling (610) 570-6898 or (717)-901-5168, or online at www.harrisburgu.edu/academics/undergrad/biotechnology/pa-nano-reg.php. Please register by May 22. Registration fee is $50. Late registration (or at the door) is $70. Sponsorship levels are:
$1000 => Platinum - Includes 5 registrations, a display table, company logo and information banner at the venue and in the program booklet, and acknowledgment from the podium
$500 => Gold - Includes 3 registrations, a display table, company logo and information in the program booklet, and acknowledgment from the podium
$200 => Silver - Includes 1 registration, and a display table
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
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
On this latest tour, travelers will discover the best places in Phnom Penh, KongPong Thom, Kong Pong Cham and Siem Reap, and also relax on Sihanoukville beach or the beautiful Song Sa Private Islands.
Hanoi, Vietnam, April 20, 2012 - Luxury Travel Ltd (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) is a long established specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel excels at designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences to fulfill the most sophisticated traveler’s expectations.
Cambodia is one of the safest and most fascinating destinations in Asia. The country is blessed with a rich history and a variety of cultural heritages, making it a paradise for historians, archeologists and anyone else wanting to see some of the many wonders of the ancient world.
Travelers will start the tour in Phnom Penh, and then visit the great sites of the capital city, including Wat Phnom, the Silver Pagoda(in the Royal Palace complex) and the National Museum.They will also go off the beaten path and explore exotic places such as Takeo, KongPong Thom, and Kong Pong Cham.
“This special itinerary has a visitation plan which has been carefully structured so that you can visit many of the famous Angkor sites in the historic order (with a few exceptions) in which they were built during the Golden Age of Angkor from 800AD to 1250AD. Not only that, but since your tour is totally private, you may choose to go off the beaten path and explore anything that strikes your fancy, with the expert help of your local guide. You will then fly from Siem Reap to the southern beaches where you will have 3 nights of relaxing in Sihanoukville. You can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, diving or doing absolutely nothing and laying about.” said David Nguyen, Sales and Marketing Manager of Luxury Travel Ltd.
Tour prices start from $7,627 USD per person for two persons (double occupancy), including private transfer, pick up and drop off services, domestic flights, meals, English or French speaking guide, entrance fees, and luxury five star accommodations such as Amansara, Song Saa Private Island.
“The majority of travelers to Cambodia come for short trips to Siem Reap and the Angkor Temples. The perception of Cambodia being dangerous has entirely changed and we now see our clients doing overland tours between provinces in Cambodia. Holidaymakers complete their Asian experiences on the southern beach at Sihanoukville or on Song Sa Private Island instead of going to Vietnam, Thailand or Indonesia for their beach vacation. This trip has it all as you discover the kingdom of Cambodia for 12 days.” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.
Opened in 2004, Luxury Travel Company Limited is the first luxury tour operator in Vietnam, 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 in Vietnam.”
For more info, visit www.luxuycambodiatravel.com
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
5 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Very Important Relationships, Inc. (VIR), http://MyVIR.com, an on-line marketing solutions technology company, and one of the nation’s premier builders of Internet Cash Back Rewards Shopping Malls, today announced that it now has over 10,000 corporate sponsored Cash Back Rewards Shopping Malls in operation using VIR’s technology.
Reno, NV, April 18, 2012 - Very Important Relationships, Inc. (VIR), MyVIR.com, an on-line marketing solutions technology company, and one of the nation’s premier builders of Internet Cash Back Rewards Shopping Malls, today announced that it now has over 10,000 corporate sponsored Cash Back Rewards Shopping Malls in operation using VIR’s technology. VIR’s B2B model helps other companies’ offer their own branded CashBack Rewards Mall as a loyalty programs to the people they serve. VIR’s clients come from 6 different industries that use their own branded VIR Cash Back malls as a customer loyalty program for their customers; employee benefit for employees; association benefit for members, or a fund raising vehicle for their non profit organizations.
In the last few years, Cash Back Shopping Malls have become one of the hottest customer loyalty programs available with the top major airlines, national banks, credit card issuers, hotel chains, and national retailers all offering their own version of a Cash Back shopping mall to their customers as their own customer loyalty program. “VIR saw this emerging trend in our industry as it was unfolding and began focusing on developing technology to meet other companies’ needs.” says Jody Tallal, CEO of VIR. “Today, over 10,000 entities, from corporations to nonprofit organizations to associations to electricity Coops are using VIR’s CashBack Malls as their own loyalty program. Our clients range from companies with only a few hundred employees using a CashBack mall as an employee benefit to entities like Touchstone Energy Cooperatives, which offers its VIR mall through its Connections Co-op program that has over 32 million cardholders.”
VIR also recently released Version 2 of its Multiple Integration System Technology (M.I.S.T.) which allows VIR to create custom platforms for its clients that can integrate any array of independent website and web services. Basically anything with an I.P. address can be integrated together to create a seamless end user experience.
“MIST is a series of software, systems, and architected solutions that provide a fully integrated web solution wrapped in a pluggable, dynamic framework.” says Keith Willis, CTO of VIR. “This dynamic framework allows for the quick deployment of web applications to the cloud.
Key customizations can be made to the User Interface components allowing for a fast,
streamlined deployment of any number of user-definable web configurations. In essence, mall platforms that deploys MIST architecture allows for unlimited inclusion of content, growth, and scalability, which can be developed at unparallel speeds.”
“With VIR’s newest generation of M.I.S.T,” says Tallal, “VIR can now efficiently serve the most demanding corporate needs of Fortune 100 companies. We are excited that M.I.S.T. now allows VIR to develop custom applications for our clients that no other company in our industry can match. ”
About Very Important Relationships
Very Important Relationships, Inc. is an on-line marketing solutions company and one of the nation’s premier developers of Internet CashBack Rewards shopping programs. VIR operates 17 different CashBack mall business models that serve six industries, including employee benefits, customer loyalty, nonprofit fundraising, and association benefits. Each VIR CashBack Mega Mall containing over 1,000 of the nation’s top retailers, offer CashBack on all purchases, plus “Hot Savings” offers daily from the merchants competing against one another for the members business.
VIR’s unique web based application software architecture, which is the foundation its new M.I.S.T systems, solve complex web based challenges many companies have faced for years without finding acceptable solutions. http://myvir.com.
Very Important Relationships, Inc.
2533 N Carson Street, Suite 1V
Carson City, NV 89706