Monday, September 30, 2013

Training Choice Launches "If you Find a Better Deal, We will Beat it by 10%"

Training Venues and Training Facilities at its best.

North Sydney, NSW, October 01, 2013 - In keeping with Training Choice's philosophy of providing a one-stop place for training and education solutions to their international clientele, Training Choice is once again seen to be raising the standards of the industry a notch higher and setting the trend for quality services at cost-effective rates with their "If You Find A Better Deal, We Will Beat It By 10%" promo.

Matching Competitor’s Prices Plus 10% Discount:
This offer is for clients who can find a better deal than what Training Choice is currently offering from a comparable services provider. If and when they come to Training Choice from another comparable training outsourcing company, Training Choice promises to beat their competitor's rate by matching their price plus adding a 10% discount on top of the room hire rates.


More about Training Choice’s Room Hire Services:
Training Choice's Room Hire Services are at the highest standards globally.

Clients have the option of choosing their classroom style and layout. Clients and participants enjoy top quality services, spacious breakout areas, state of the art equipment and natural lighting, making the environment conducive for learning and training.

The set-up services are included in room hire and so are equipment, internet, free tea and coffee for the delegates and participants, free dedicated on-site IT support and free dedicated support.

Training Choice also provides their clients the option to incorporate other services into their room hire such as virtual training solution and catering services. When clients choose Training Choice training venues, they also get the assistance from Training Choice's professional staff such as logistical and business services.

Clients can request for the use of equipment such as laptops, memory hire, fiber optic internet, data projector, LCD screen, microphones and lapels, video cameras, AV stations, teleconference equipment, smart wand for presentations, music or audio players. Office supplies are also available upon request, ranging from individual items to basic hamper, luxury hamper, etc.

Other support offered is printing, copying, and labeling services, manual printing etc.

On the site http://www.training-choice.com/events.php

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Custom-Tailored Room Hire Service:
All Room Hire service bookings are done according to the client's specific needs and requirements. This means that clients get to cut training outsourcing costs by handpicking only the options and services which they want included in their package and by doing away with the items they don't need.

With the launch of Training Choice's "If You Find a Better Deal, We Will Beat It By 10%", Training Choice is once again reinforcing its prime position as one of the premier providers of cost-effective quality training outsourcing solution in the industry.

To enjoy all the benefits and offers that Training Choice has to offer, simply book online, or get in touch with the Global Customer Relationship Manager, Nadia Gaidarova through email at nadia@training-choice.com, or through phone at 1 300 557 535

For more information on Training Choice services, please visit www.training-choice.com or call on: Phone 1 300 557 535, email info@traning-choice.com, Blog.

Contact:
Nadia Gaidarova
Training Choice Inc.
Level 6, 1 Elizabeth Plaza
North Sydney, NSW
Australia
+61 1 300 557 535
info@training-choice.com
http://www.training-choice.com

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Cambodia’s First Premium Travel and Tour Operator Launches

A new joint venture between a Vietnamese and Cambodian partner has taken place to promote quality tourism in the Kingdom of Cambodia as Luxury Travel Ltd.

Hanoi, Vietnam, September 29, 2013 - A new joint venture between a Vietnamese and Cambodian partner has taken place to promote quality tourism in the Kingdom of Cambodia as Luxury Travel Ltd. (www.luxurytravels.asia) is set to launch “Asia Premium Travel” to promote luxury tourism in the kingdom of Cambodia as part of its expansion strategy.

Consolidating the talent of other travel experts in Cambodia, Luxury Travel Ltd. has set up a joint venture, “Asia Premium Travel www.asiapremiumtravel.com”, which will launch on October 1, 2013, with its head office in Siem Reap and a branch office in Phnom Penh.


Teeming with history, marvelous architecture and awash in natural beauty, Cambodia is fast becoming a must see destination in Southeast Asia. And, although a lengthy period of internal strife and civil war curtailed travel to Cambodia for the better part of three decades, the establishment of peace has spurred a rise in tourism, which (accompanied by a hotel construction boom in Siem Reap, Phnom Penh and Sihanouk Ville) has made the area an exotic, high-end destination in the Mekong region.

“Our purpose is to build the first Cambodia-based premium luxury travel company which provides full travel service and develops luxury hotel stays, cruises and restaurant visits in the Kingdom of Cambodia and the Mekong sub region. Our team will be our clients’ personal experience guides and our mission will be to provide the world’s most authentic luxury travel experiences in Cambodia and the region.” Chea Win, co-founder and CEO of Asia Premium Travel Ltd.”

Asia Premium Travel's (www.asiapremiumtravel.com) main business activities will focus on chic inbound/outbound operations, luxury adventures, custom tours, romance, wellness and spa destinations, MICE, family travel and private travel arrangements for stars, celebrities, royal and government clientele. All of this will include arranging private jet and yacht cruises and anything else required, as nothing is impossible our estimation.

“We define premium travel as experiential. The beauty of our Cambodian high-end travel experience tours is the flavors of first-hand knowledge plus unique, sophisticated and excellent service handled by local travel experts. We focus on FIT, MICE and tailor made experiences for special interests”says Phan An, co-founder and DOSM of Asia Premium Travel.

“Each experience has been carefully designed to capture the crème de la crème, essence, culture or food of each region, allowing clients to really absorb the experience and engage in a cultural exchange, while flowing smoothly from place to place, and allowing time for relaxation and exploration at their own pace. Of course, any travel experience can be modified to suit their tastes, timeframe, budget, and special interests.”

Asia Pacific is the main force for Cambodian tourism, and Vietnam is a big market in particular, but the company will also aim to attract long haul travelers from Europe, America and Australia, who are seeking to explore Cambodia.

Luxury Travel Ltd. (www.luxurytravels.asia) has a very good reputation, as well as offices throughout Vietnam, which makes this a good partnership due to more airline and road connections between the two countries. Also, international travelers also prefer combining Vietnam and Cambodia into one single destination.

About Asia Premium Travel Ltd.
The first Cambodia-based premium travel and tour operator for the Mekong region, Asia Premium Travel will be known for their custom high-end journeys, first-hand destination knowledge, dedication to highly personalized experiences, insider access, and unsurpassed service to an elite clientele. Asia Premium Travel (www.asiapremiumtravel.com) provides travelers the world’s most authentic luxury travel experiences, and their travel advisors work with the discerning, adventurous and curious travelers across the globe seeking a highly personalized luxury travel experiences. Their team of luxury travel specialists will customize the trip of a life time experience for their clients.

About Luxury Travel:
Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator/DMC (www.luxurytravels.asia) and based in Hanoi,with offices throughout Vietnam, Luxury Travel Ltd. opened in 2004. The Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and representative offices in California, London, Paris, Berlin, Brisbane, and a joint-venture company Cambodia. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill the most sophisticated traveler’s expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent Guide Award 2013: “The leading specialist in the art of travel with luxurious and private service”

Contact:
Linh Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd.
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi, 10000
Vietnam
+84439274120
marketing13@luxurytravelvietnam.com
http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com/

Friday, September 27, 2013

Kimberly Clark Personalizes its Customer Service with AuraPortal Business Process Management Software

The implementation of the AuraPortal BPM Suite has provided the Kimberly-Clark Corporation with greater loyalty from its customers (pharmacies) in Holland, along with an increase in turnover in its distribution channel.

Woburn, MA, September 27, 2013 – AURA (www.auraportal.com), a global provider of Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced that the implementation of the AuraPortal.(*) BPMS has made it possible for the Kimberly-Clark Corporation to offer a personalized service to its customers, from its distribution channel to pharmacies in Holland.

AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix (2011) report and by other renowned analyst firms.

The first processes to be implemented with AuraPortal have been to automate the management of health insurance claims and to provide a personalized service to the end-user, mainly in the range of incontinence and dependency products. This has allowed the continuous monitoring of medication and patient control, and ensured the successful delivery of the necessary products.

This has greatly increased the level of satisfaction of both the pharmacies and the end-users, resulting in greater customer loyalty and increased turnover.

About Kimberly Clark Corporation
Kimberly Clark is one of the world-leading companies in the manufacture of hygiene products including well known brands such as: Scott, Kleenex, Huggies, Kleen Bebe, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Cottonelle, Petalo® Suavel, Vogue, Sanitas, Marli and Kimlark, among many others.

It employs more than 55,000 people across the globe, with production centers in 37 countries and points of sale in over 150 countries. Its products are used daily by almost a quarter of the population worldwide.

About Aura (http://www.auraportal.com)
AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software 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.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha,Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

Its headquarters are in Europe (Spain and Holland) with an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Contact:
John Charles
AuraPortal
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472
978-808-6340
john.charles@auraportal.com
http://www.auraportal.com

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Colorado State University-Global Campus Launches New Initiative for Military Students: Operation EDU

New Scholarship and Military Specific Resources Will Help Active Duty Service Members, Veterans and Their Families Complete Their Degrees Online

Greenwood Village, CO, September 26, 2013 – In an effort to best support military students seeking to complete their degree, Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSUGlobal.edu) announced today the launch of Operation EDU. This new initiative features services, resources and a new scholarship program exclusively designed to help active duty service members, veterans and their families successfully finish their college degree online. Operation EDU is the latest addition to CSU-Global’s comprehensive military program, which has earned the University recognition by Military Advanced Education Magazine, GI Jobs Magazine and, most recently, Victory Media, which last week named Colorado State University-Global Campus a Military Friendly School for 2014, an honor awarded to only the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide.

“A high-quality and affordable college degree should not be among the sacrifices military and veteran students make in service to their country,” said Dr. Becky Takeda-Tinker, President of Colorado State University-Global Campus. “Based on our past data-driven success with active military, veteran and family member students, the launch of Operation EDU advances our mission to help military-affiliated students complete the degree they need to continue their professional development in the military or to guide their successful transition to the civilian sector.”

CSU-Global is dedicated to providing U.S. service members and their families with the tools and support they need to achieve their academic and professional goals. As part of Operation EDU, CSU-Global has expanded its training for military academic and financial service advisors, who must now complete an intensive internal certification program. Additionally, all instructors are now required to participate in “boot camp” training to ensure they are prepared to meet the unique needs of military students. CSU-Global has also created the Operation EDU scholarship program, which will award ten $1,000 scholarships to new applicants with a military affiliation. The deadline to apply is November 15, 2013. More information, including full eligibility requirements, is available at CSUGlobal.edu/military/scholarship.

“CSU-Global takes its responsibility towards all students very seriously, working every day to help students achieve maximum returns on the time, effort and tuition they have invested in their education,” said Dr. Takeda-Tinker.

Operation EDU builds on CSU-Global’s long-standing commitment to military inclusive policies and practices. The University has an internal task force dedicated to addressing military and veteran issues, accepts all types of military tuition assistance and offers a special military tuition rate that is guaranteed not to increase as long as the student remains enrolled. CSU-Global also waives its application fee for qualifying military personnel and their families and works to maximize the number of transfer credits accepted. The University’s robust career resources include placement support, resume help and career events for military affiliated students. Additional financial aid options are available including CSU-Global’s U.S. Military Active Duty/Veteran Bachelors Degree Completion Scholarship for undergraduate students and a U.S. Military Active Duty/Veteran Master’s Degree Scholarship for graduate students.

Colorado State University-Global Campus has an MOU with the U.S. Department of Defense, is VA approved and a VA Principals of Excellence Program participant, a member of SOC and is one of a select number of institutions participating in the General Education Mobile (GEM) program with the Community College of the Air Force. It is currently number seven in the United States on U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The Fall 2012 course completion rate for military and veteran students was 96 percent and the Fall 2011-Fall 2012 persistence rate for military and veteran students was 75 percent. Time-to-graduation is consistent with all CSU-Global bachelor’s degree students at an average of two years.

“Currently at least one of every ten students at CSU-Global is a current or former service member,” said Victoria Webb, Military Coordinator at CSU-Global. “Whether they’re currently deployed or at home, the 100 percent online coursework makes it possible for military affiliated students to complete their degree from anywhere in the world without putting their other responsibilities on hold.”

CSU-Global classes start every four weeks year round. Military affiliated students interested in learning more can visit CSUGlobal.edu/military, contact an Admissions Counselor at 1-800-920-6723 or apply online at CSUGlobal.edu/apply.

About Colorado State University-Global Campus:
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) was created by the Colorado State University System Board of Governors in 2007 as the first 100 percent online state university in the United States. CSU-Global is focused on facilitating adult success in a global marketplace through career-relevant education including bachelor’s degree completion and master’s degree programs. Embracing the land grant heritage as part of the Colorado State University System, CSU-Global sets the standard for quality and innovation in higher education through its expert faculty trained in working with adults in an online learning environment, and through its dedication to student retention, graduation and workplace success. Visit CSUGlobal.edu or call 1-800-920-6723 for more information.

Contact:
Lindsey Read
CSG PR
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
937-408-9321
lread@csg-pr.com
http://www.csg-pr.com

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Blog Beast Has Launched From Empower Network

For the last 23 months Empower Networks marketing system has paid out over 70 Million in 100% commissions and has taught people how to market online.

Eagan, MN, September 26, 2013 - Blog Beast Has Launched From Empower Network. For the last 23 months Empower Networks marketing system has paid out over 70 Million in 100% commissions and has taught people how to market online.  The Alexa ranking for Empower Network is top 258  in the world and top 81 sites in the USA Nilsson says.

One of the highlights of Blog Beast is its mobile app, which syncs the computer and smartphone blogging systems in new ways. In the past, other blog platforms have released mobile apps that were watered down and not as feature-rich. Blog Beast will truly bring the same experience users enjoy on the Web to their mobiles.

Empower Network’s new system allows users to maintain multiple blogs among multiple domains from one account and one login.

It is faster, easier to use and a better design than the original version, as well as other blogging platforms.

It all comes down to a marketing system that any person and business can use to get more internet traffic to their websites. Blog Beast solves this big problem Nilsson says.

Nilsson says, After intentionally staying on the fringe of the Home Business/Network Marketing Industry for a dozen years, the careful evaluation and due diligence of a dozen different top internet marketing systems, it was obvious that Empower Network and Blog Beast ENV2 had the perfect combination of product, leadership, training and appropriate market timing. It’s very rare to have all of these elements come together in one powerful structure all at the same time. Together we can make a huge and important difference in people’s lives.

If you are interested in learning more on how Chad Nilsson can help you, Mr. Nilsson can be reached at 651-330-8032 Or visit him online at: Chad.nilsson@gmail.com or http://WhoIsChadNilsson.com

Contact:
Chad Nilsson
WCN, Inc.
Eagan, MN
651-330-8032
Chad.nilsson@gmail.com
http://WhoIsChadNilsson.com

Colorado HealthOP Turns Health Insurance Upside Down with Focus on Choice and Prevention, Not Profits

New Health Insurance CO-OP Announces Five Progressive Programs that Give Coloradans More Control Over Their Medical Costs and Care

Denver, CO, September 25, 2013 — Colorado HealthOP, Colorado’s first statewide non-profit health insurance cooperative (CO-OP), announced today that it will offer five progressive programs designed to give consumers more choice in their healthcare, help them stay healthier and ultimately reduce their healthcare spending.

“Because Colorado HealthOP reports to members, not shareholders, investing in members’ long-term health – not short-term profits – is a priority,” said Jack Westfall, MD, chief medical officer of Colorado HealthOP. “By investing in preventive care and giving members more choices, we will not only improve members’ health, but also hope to save them more money now and in the future.”

Colorado HealthOP’s five programs emphasize preventive care and encourage members to make choices that help them get healthy, stay healthy, and save money.

1. Rewards Members for Staying Healthy
Under most of Colorado HealthOP’s health insurance plans, when members take three health actions each, they will:
* Pay less out-of-pocket when they visit the doctor.
* Earn money on a debit card to use to pay for healthcare expenses.

2. Partners With Doctors that Cost Less
Colorado HealthOP members have two ways of saving money when they go to the doctor.
* Members can choose a plan with a more limited network that costs less.
* Colorado HealthOP has partnered with doctors who believe in the CO-OP’s mission. When members go to these doctors, they often pay less.

3. Helps Children Remain Cavity Free at Three
Tooth decay is the most common chronic disease in young children, according to the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. Yet the majority of health plans do not cover infant and toddler oral care provided by a primary care physician. Colorado HealthOP will pay for covered children to receive four oral health visits, including preventive fluoride varnish, between the ages of 6 months and 4 years from their primary care provider. The CO-OP is partnering with Cavity Free at Three, a program of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, to train primary care physicians to provide dental care for infants.

4. Covers Home Blood Pressure Monitoring at 100 Percent
The American Heart Association recommends home monitoring for anyone with high blood pressure. When people measure their blood pressure at home several times a week and report it to their doctors online, doctors see a more accurate picture of health and can more quickly respond to issues, helping people with high blood pressure better manage their condition. Colorado HealthOP will cover 100 percent of the costs associated with home monitoring for its members with high blood pressure. And finally Colorado HealthOP will pay primary care providers an annual fee to cover home blood pressure management.

5. Gives Members the Tools to Price Shop
While most people compare prices when purchasing almost anything, few price shop when seeking medical care. To help its members compare costs prior to seeking medical care, Colorado HealthOP will provide pricing and quality ratings for local providers of surgery, medical tests and other common procedures.

“Colorado HealthOP is not just a health insurance company; we partner with our members and their providers,” said Dr. Westfall. “We believe that the role of health insurance extends beyond covering people when they’re sick or injured; we want to support our members’ health, nutrition and fitness, and help them be more informed consumers of healthcare services.”

For more information about Colorado HealthOP or to learn more about changes in healthcare, visit www.COHealthOP.org.

About Colorado HealthOP:
Colorado HealthOP offers a new alternative to traditional health insurance in Colorado. A nonprofit health insurance cooperative, Colorado HealthOP and its members are committed to providing affordable, quality coverage to individuals and employers interested in making a difference in their own health, their employees’ health and the health of their community. Colorado HealthOP aims to improve health outcomes by putting the responsibility for consumers’ care back into the hands of the cooperative’s members and providers. A private market solution tailored for individuals and employers, Colorado HealthOP will begin open enrollment in October 2013 via Connect for Health Colorado, Colorado’s health insurance marketplace, and through independent brokers and agents. Coverage will begin January 1, 2014. For more information about Colorado HealthOP, please visit www.COHealthOP.org or call 720.627.8900.

Contact:
Anna Beaty
CSG PR
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, Colo., 80206
303-433-7020
anna.beaty@COHealthOP.org
http://www.COHealthOP.org

Ecotech Institute’s Energy Efficiency Program Now Provides Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification

In 2014, Ecotech Institute will also add a new energy efficiency lab to help students prepare for certification

Denver, Colorado, September 24, 2013 – Ecotech Institute, the only college entirely focused on renewable energy training, now provides students in Ecotech Institute’s Energy Efficiency degree program the opportunity to earn Building Performance Institute (BPI) Certification. BPI sets the national standards for energy efficiency retrofits and professional credentials. Many state-run energy efficiency and weatherization programs require BPI certifications.


Interest in energy efficiency continues to grow in all sectors of the economy, as both homeowners and businesses look for ways to control rising energy costs.

“As more people seek ways to improve their energy efficiency, individuals with deep knowledge in renewable energy systems are becoming a valuable asset in businesses,” said Tiffany Burton, program director for Ecotech’s Energy Efficiency program. “Ecotech has asked employers what skills they desire in employees and we often hear that people with BPI Certification is key; that’s why our curriculum now includes that critical designation.”

Starting in 2014, Ecotech Institute Energy Efficiency students will also be able to use a new on-site energy efficiency lab that will help prepare students for BPI certification.

“Our new lab will once again set Ecotech apart from other institutions that don’t specialize in renewable energy and energy efficiency education,” added Burton. “Having this equipment on campus will be a terrific asset for our students.”

Facility Management is another program at Ecotech Institute where energy efficiency is becoming more important. Now, more than ever, the role of a facilities manager involves developing and implementing plans that incorporate energy efficiency into buildings, drastically changing how they are managed on a daily basis. People who work as facilities managers plan, manage and optimize critical facility operations and maintenance for a variety of buildings, grounds and equipment, and Ecotech Institute is educating future facilities managers on how to keep energy conservation top of mind.

According to Ecotech Institute’s Clean Jobs Index, in August 2013 there were more than 5,100 jobs posted in the U.S. related to facilities management energy efficiency. To see open positions in each state, visit www.ecotechinstitute.com/cleanjobsindex. A sample of possible facilities management jobs that graduates of this program could be qualified for include: energy manager, facilities manager, maintenance supervisor, grounds and plant manager. Energy efficiency jobs include work on building retrofits, home weatherization, lighting upgrades and grid infrastructure.

Ecotech Institute, based in Aurora, Colo., now has more than 500 students who came to Ecotech Institute from across the country for practical training in the growing field of sustainability. In addition to the Facility Management Technology and Energy Efficiency programs, Ecotech Institute currently offers the following six associate degree programs:

* Solar Energy Technology
* Wind Energy Technology
* Renewable Energy Technology
* Electrical Energy Technology
* Power Utility Technician
* Business Administration - Sustainability.

For more information on Ecotech Institute, visit www.ecotechinstitute.com.

About Ecotech Institute:
Ecotech Institute is the first and only college entirely focused on preparing America’s workforce for careers in renewable energy and sustainability and is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Launched in April 2010 in Denver, Colorado, it offers six highly practical renewable energy degree programs that provide graduates with skills valued by today’s alternative renewable energy employers. Classes start once per quarter and applications are always accepted. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Ecotech Institute is a division of Education Corporation of America. For more information about Ecotech Institute, visit ecotechinstitute.com or call 877-326-5576.

Contact:
Jenny Foust
Communications Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
303-433-7020
720-244-4268
jfoust@csg-pr.com
http://www.csg-pr.com

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

AssessmentTA from ExamSoft Helps Faculty Members Give Students More than Just a Grade

Leading provider of intelligent assessments offers new way for faculty to enrich the feedback students receive, improve the way exams are created, delivered, and analyzed, saving faculty valuable time, so they can focus on instruction instead of grading

Dallas, Texas, September 24, 2013 – ExamSoft, the leading provider of intelligent embedded assessment solutions, today announced, AssessmentTA, a combination of easy-to-use software and dedicated services that will help faculty focus on teaching, provide direct-evidence of student learning, and spend less time grading. Assessment TA streamlines the creation and delivery of exams and enables faculty to track and measure performance across learning objectives. Provided at no cost to faculty or the institution, AssessmentTA includes personalized help from ExamSoft’s assessment experts to ensure faculty members are fully supported as they use the system. A software fee for students is less than most college-level textbooks and covers unlimited exams per semester.


AssessmentTA enables faculty to tag questions to various learning objectives, which are stored in a database so they can be tracked across an exam or course. This helps instructors see a blueprint of each exam broken out by learning objective, making it easier to get a full picture of student performance and reduce grading time. This means faculty members can make the most of office hours or other individual guidance sessions with students and adjust exams for use in future courses. Every exam created with the intelligent assessment platform can also be delivered securely on iPads and laptops without an internet connection or via paper (Scantron).

“We are dedicated to helping faculty help every student by providing a real-time connection to direct evidence of learning. AssessmentTA provides more than just a grade, it provides personalized, real-time feedback after every assessment,” said Daniel Muzquiz, Chief Executive Officer of ExamSoft. “Essentially this platform enables faculty to easily close feedback loops with students and administrators while proving the equivalent of a full time teaching assistant to create, deliver and grade exams, quickly and easily.”

AssessmentTA is designed to expedite a process that has traditionally been arduous. When faculty members register for AssessmentTA they will work with an assessment expert from ExamSoft who will provide support, insights, and best practices for creating and analyzing assessments. ExamSoft experts can help with uploading test questions, tagging questions to learning outcomes, creating reports with meaningful feedback for students, faculty and administrators by mapping curriculum back to course and institutional learning outcomes.

“The ExamSoft platform is definitely an upgrade from the Word documents and fill-in-the-bubble system we formerly used to create exams,” said Jenifer Van Deusen, Curriculum Director at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. “Students appreciate the snapshot the ‘Strengths and Opportunities’ report provides. We use it to cover not only what topics but also what types of questions students are exceling at or struggling with, so they can understand how to prioritize their studying. Plus, the assurance of having the knowledgeable ExamSoft team only a phone call away provides me some peace of mind.”

The platform is free for institutions. The $25 per semester, per student fee is assessed similar to a textbook and is paid for by the student. AssessmentTA is transferable, meaning students do not have to pay multiple times if the platform is used in more than one of their classes, and includes unlimited exams. Faculty members at major institutions have already started signing up for AssessmentTA so they can give their students even more insight into their own path to success.

Individuals interested in registering their course for AssessmentTA or learning more can visit http://assessmentta.com.

About ExamSoft Worldwide, Inc.
ExamSoft provides scalable and flexible intelligent assessment solutions that give educators actionable outcomes data and insights to help every student. Its software puts the data back in the hands of faculty and enables clients to more efficiently and practically administer direct assessments and analyze resulting data to improve curricular design, test design, and accreditation compliance. ExamSoft has served hundreds of prominent academic, certification, and licensing institutions for more than 15 years and has successfully administered millions of exams. For more information, please visit www.examsoft.com, or follow ExamSoft on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact:
Anne Jenkins
Communication Strategy Group
3225 East 2nd Avenue
Denver, CO 80206
703-624-6125
ajenkins@csg-pr.com
http://www.csg-pr.com

Friday, September 20, 2013

AuraPortal Training School expands its Program to Subsidize the dissemination of Online courses on Business Process Management

The free dissemination of the latest Business Management techniques based on the automation of corporate activities represents a great opportunity to significantly increase corporate profitability.

Woburn, MA, September 20, 2013 – AURA (www.auraportal.com), a global provider of AuraPortal. Business Process Management (BPM) software, has announced the expansion of its program to 100% subsidize online courses on BPM. This announcement follows the show of support and widespread acceptance that the dissemination of this modern technology has received from institutions and experts in the Business Process Management sector.


AuraPortal has been distinguished with great advantage over its competitors by Ovum in its Decision Matrix (2011) report and by other renowned analyst firms.

The following online courses will be offered throughout the months of September and October:

• What is Business Process Management (BPM)?

Webinar offered on September 18 at 4:00 pm (GMT+2).
This webinar is designed to provide an overview of Business Process Management, the impact it has on modern business management and the benefits it provides.
To register click here or copy and paste the following link in your browser:
http://www.auraportal.com/AP/CM/1320P462L2/Product.aspx

• The ROI of BPM suites in Organizations.

Webinar offered on October 3 at 4:00 pm (GMT+2).
This webinar provides an overview of the possibilities of automating Business Process Management with a next generation BPM Suite, which represents the best example of time and cost saving while at the same time, security in the execution of Business Processes, generating an ROI previously unknown to management software applications.
To register click here or copy and paste the following link in your browser:
http://www.auraportal.com/AP/CM/1321P462L2/Product.aspx

• Learn to Diagram Business Processes with the BPMN Standard.

Webinar offered on October 29 at 3:00 pm (GMT+1).

The aim of this course is to provide the student with sufficient knowledge of the Objects used in the BPMN (Business Process Modeling Notation) standard so that they can create Diagrams of Business Processes using these graphical objects, without the need to program a single line of code.

To register click here or copy and paste the following link in your browser:
http://www.auraportal.com/AP/CM/1322P462L2/Product.aspx

The courses, which are totally free of charge and delivered online to allow greater comfort to the interested parties, will be offered by AuraPortal Training School, a division of AURA dedicated to Business Process Management education.

About AURA (http://www.auraportal.com)
AURA is a global BPM (Business Process Management) software 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.

AURA has a presence in 40 countries with more than 300 customers including, among others: Walmart, Toyota, General Motors, Pemex (Petroleos Mexicanos), Carrefour, ArcelorMittal, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, Danone, INCAE, Kimberly-Clark, Yamaha,Royal KPN, Bristol-Myers Squibb, etc., as well as many Government Agencies and Departments in several countries. All of these customers benefit from maintenance contracts.

Its headquarters are in Europe (Spain and Holland) with an executive branch in North America (Florida). It also has offices in several countries and a vast network of partners who locally attend customers throughout the world.

Contact:
John Charles
AuraPortal
400 Trade Center
Woburn, MA 01801-7472
978-808-6340
john.charles@auraportal.com
http://www.auraportal.com

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Breaking News! Industry Veteran Nick Bello joins LifeVantage

Nick Bello of LaPorte, Indiana has built home based businesses for over 16 years and he is now calling LifeVantage his home.

LaPorte, IN, September 19, 2013 – Nick Bello of LaPorte, Indiana has built home based businesses for over 16 years. He recently resigned from his former company to partner with LifeVantage. After 16 years of helping people build successful home based businesses in all 50 states and 18 different countries, Nick Bello is excited about the LifeVantage products and the timing of the company. Committed to the industry and his team, Nick Bello has not only been a distributor, but a top income earner, master-distributor, and corporate officer for companies where he had the opportunity to develop compensation plans, marketing platforms, training systems and share the stage with some of the top names in the industry. Nick Bello is confident that LifeVantage gives the average person a real shot at success.

Although not every year was as successful as others for Nick Bello in the network marketing industry, he felt like this industry was his opportunity to not only do something great for himself and his family, but help others as well. Nick Bello has had tremendous support from his wife which he calls “His Foundation.” “When I started in this industry at 22 years old, I had so many people tell me it wouldn’t work. I was living in a 2 bedroom apartment, driving a rusted 1983 Cutlass” states Nick. His journey through the years has changed his lifestyle dramatically. Still living in LaPorte, Indiana, Nick Bello as well as his wife and three daughters now enjoy a large home and luxury vehicles. More so than what Nick Bello has accomplished, he is proud of the lives he has impacted in a positive way through his journey.

Nick Bello has always helped people in the network marketing industry even if they were not in his team, or not even in his company. Several people mention that they work with Nick Bello today because of his interest in helping them become successful when he had no financial gain to do so. It is his values that make Nick Bello the person that he is. He puts his faith in God to lead him in the right direction.

By joining LifeVantage, Nick Bello feels like he has an opportunity to help people with their health and finances. “Make no mistake about it, long term success in a home based business is directly related to the retention rate of the company” states Nick. “With a product like Protandim that has been proven by science through 15 different peer-reviewed studies, when people start taking the product, they keep taking it, and it is very affordable.” You can see the ABC Primetime special at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VkSsNsl7EQ.

LifeVantage was the second fastest growing company in the Direct Sales industry in 2012 growing by 167% over 2011 sales. Nick states, “LifeVantage has grown at an amazing rate with no hype. It is the best kept secret in the industry.” When you look at the medical issues sweeping across the world, it is no wonder why Nick Bello is teaming up with LifeVantage. Taking the LifeVantage products have been proven to lower the oxidative stress in the body and oxidative stress is not only linked to aging, but many diseases. “With a product that works as well as the LifeVantage products, we are able to help people with their health and help people make secondary or primary incomes, and the Jeep program is pretty sweet too” states Nick Bello.

To learn more about the product, you can view the ABC Primetime Special at the link above. If you would like to learn more about Nick Bello, visit www.nickbello.com or if you would like to work with him or find out more about LifeVantage, you can visit http://www.mylifevantage.com/reshape or contact him at Nick Bello at onebigteam@hotmail.com.

Contact:
Nick Bello
Reshape & Celebrate, LLC
3733 N Rhine Trail
LaPorte IN 46350
219-608-0112
onebigteam@hotmail.com
http://www.mylifevantage.com/reshape

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Luxury Travel Ltd. Launches New Website and Brochure Designed for Travel Sellers

Luxury Travel Ltd. has released its latest annual brochure for travel professionals, featuring a wide range of tailor-made tours and luxury travel products across Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Hanoi, Vietnam, September 18, 2013 - Luxury Travel Ltd. (www.luxurytravels.asia) has released its latest annual brochure for travel professionals, featuring a wide range of tailor-made tours and luxury travel products across Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

Featuring the world’s most authentic authentic luxury travel experiences, the 148-page full-color brochure is filled with pictures contributed by the Luxury Travel team, as well as professional and freelance photographers specialising in Southeast Asia.


Providing insider information and a wide selection of recommended hotels and resorts, the brochure also keeps travel professionals updated with the ‘What’s New?’ section discussing the latest tourism developments in each country.

“We are very excited to unveil our latest and updated Luxury Travel Ltd. brochure for premium travel professionals in conjunction with our 9th anniversary celebration. We have just launched numerous new “Lux’s Signature Travel Experiences” for discerning travelers for the next season and our brochure is truly rich in content and very educational.” says Pham Ha, founder & CEO of Luxury Travel Vietnam.

“ Our team, dedicated to agents and tour operators, will be your personal experience managers and deliver you and your customers the world’s most authentic luxury travel experiences with our expertise, knowhow and solid infrastructure.”

Luxury Travel Ltd. has also announced the launch of a sophisticated new b2b website in French, English, German and Spanish for premium travel professionals last month. Designed specifically with travel sellers in mind, Luxury Travel’s trade website (www.luxurytravels.asia) provides quick and easy access to travel information on Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand destinations, hotels, tourism products, selling tips and travel news. It will be updated every day and there will be free training with Luxury Travel’s online modules.

Earlier this year, the company published the Lux Guide for premium travel professionals. Also, Luxury Travel Ltd. will attend all major b2b trade shows around the world such as WTM London and Latin America, ILTM, ITB Asia and Berlin, AIME, TOP RESA, SATTE, OTM, ATF, FITUR and 40 travel shows in the USA.

“We hope that our new website and newest Luxury Travel brochure for 2013-14 helps our travel professionals to generate sales. Interested travel colleagues can make an appointment with us and have a further discussion about the profitable market share in emerging destinations such as Vietnam, Cambodia and Myanmar. We exhibit at almost all trade shows around the globe and work through our rep offices on five continents.” he added.

Luxury Travel Ltd. also is venturing into new markets in India and Latin America, and is recruiting more dedicated travel agent staff. They are seeking more representatives in various markets and target double digit growth in 2014 despite the uncertain global economy.

Vietnam-based Luxury Travel Ltd. is a long established Asian specialist in the art of travel and serves today’s most sophisticated travelers with luxury privately guided and fully bespoke touring holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel Ltd. has won numerous travel awards for excellent performance, including the most recent The Guide Award 2013: “ the leading specialist in the art of travel with luxurious and private service.”

Contact:
Pham Ha
Luxury Travel Company
05 Nguyen Truong To Street
Ba Dinh Dist
Hanoi, Vietnam 71000
Tel:+84.4.3927 4120
Fax:+84.4.3927 4118
phamha@luxurytravelvietnam.com
http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Grammy Winning Disco Diva Thelma Houston Announces New Side Project with Emerging Producer Janitor

Debut EP “Fortytwo” to be Released September 17, 2013

Los Angeles, CA, September 17, 2013 – Original songs aren’t a dime a dozen. It may be hard to recreate such a sound from one of American music’s most famous disco diva icons, Thelma Houston. Add into the mix a 28 year old producer named JANITOR who is deeply embedded in the Los Angeles indie rock scene and you have “fortytwo” - the EP concept and the actual age difference between Houston and JANITOR and an innovative new side-project that challenges the limit of an unlikely collaboration that incorporates both contemporary and vintage sounds.

Houston is well-known to the world of Disco, R&B and Motown. One of her most notable singles during that period was "You've Been Doing Wrong for So Long" which secured her a Grammy nomination for a Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. Houston released her third album Any Way You Like It in 1976. The first single released was her version of Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes’ 1975 song "Don’t Leave Me This Way”. In February 1977 the track hit Number 1 in the U.S. on the R&B and Club Play Singles charts and in April 1977 on the Hot 100 Charts. "Don't Leave Me This Way" won Houston the Best Female R&B Vocal Performance at the Grammys for 1977.

Most recently she has teamed up with JANITOR, an up-and-coming producer and multi-instrumentalist who has played on hundreds of records as a cellist and bassist for veteran bands. Together they have formed this creative relationship built on respect and friendship.

This project is a testament to how an unlikely pairing can collaborate as they formed this partnership by creating songs that truly speak about their issues. Keeping an open mind, blending genres, styles, and focusing on the emotional context is what “fortytwo,” is about and not necessarily of the mindset if it will sound more like a pop or mainstream or commercially successful music release.

Infusing electronic and R&B and indie pop music, listeners can hear almost every genre in the five-song EP as JANITOR cites his taste in everything from jazz, hip hop to powerpop. Each song is a journey that starts from dark to light – raw, uncensored, thought-provoking lyrics is what JANITOR describes as “Conscious Club” music. They are making music that has a specific idea around it. It’s also the next generation of Thelma’s sound.

“Enemy,” is the first track from the album and first planned single and instantly draws you in with its minimal production and heavy lyrics. Houston’s stellar vocals and repetitive bass are prominent on this track with lyrics such as “Are you living with the enemy? Is the enemy in your head? Can you be good to yourself? Do you forgive yourself? Can you love yourself?”

Soulful, but yet dark, listeners can instantly understand how personal this EP release comes to life. “Enemy” is an ongoing song with the track clocking in just under six minutes which leaves one wanting more and the song closes with an excerpt of JANITOR’s string section. It was the first song they wrote together.

“Colorblind,” the fourth track from the EP, is about race relations and is meant to be an inspirational piece because it touches upon a controversial subject. JANITOR infuses a pop/punk and goth tone that also elevates during the chorus with positive, uplifting lyrics.

JANITOR and Houston are both drawn from each other’s musical and life experiences as they’ve co-written each song on the release.

The “fortytwo” EP will be released September 17, 2013 on most major digital retail stores.

For more information on Thelma Houston & JANITOR: http://thelmahouston.com
http://twitter.com/thelma_houston, http://soundcloud.com/thelmahouston

Contact:
Chip Schutzman
Miles High Productions
P.O. Box 93157
Hollywood, CA 90093
323-806-0400
chip@mileshighproductions.com
http://www.mileshighproductions.com/

Monday, September 16, 2013

CEO Justin Ligeri Named Fastest Growing Online Retailer with Three Year Growth of 16,689 Per Cent

Hypergrowth is a term used to describe an economic BOOM. Today that word is also being used to describe Justin Ligeri's astonishing rise in the online retailing world. In 2010, his fledgling company was broke. Today the three year old company is on track to produce over $20 million in retail sales.

Sebring, FL, September 16, 2013 (Straight Line PR) -- When speaking with Justin Ligeri it quickly becomes apparent that he doesn't have much patience or appreciation for other peoples' rules. The young eCommerce phenom is famous for reminding his staff that most rules are there to create "normal" conditions. Normal is a four letter word to Justin Ligeri. His perspective is that the only way to create abnormal hypergrowth is to "think outside the box", creating unconventional results.

The 35 year old eCommerce phenom's company, Yagoozon, is on track to do in excess of $20 million in sales this year. Starting over with only $40 in the winter of 2010, he has bankrolled that amount into a hypergrowth business that has venture capitalists, suppliers and competitors amazed at his ability to sell merchandise. In fact, over the last three years, Yagoozon has grown 16,689%.

Ligeri called his company Yagoozon ( http://www.amazon.com/b?me=A393ZKPVGVX3TX ) because that word symbolized his online journey. He had started doing pay per click marketing and driving traffic to a website using Yahoo. Then he migrated over to Google. In the winter of 2010 he fell in love with Amazon. Ya-Goo-Zon. Very memorable.

"I believe in Abundance," says Ligeri. "Although I am not a technologist, I know that technology makes abundance possible. Here in Central Florida we have millions of acres of orange orchards. Imagine all of the low hanging fruit being picked and eaten. The news media comes along and tells you that there is no more supply of fruit. Everybody agrees with the media. I come along with a ladder and discover that there is an amazing abundance of oranges, you just need to climb the ladder to be able to reach them easily. I tell my friends about ladders and the news media comes along and shares with everyone all of the horrible accidents that happen on ladders. This cycle is never ending. When you discover that you are an entrepreneur you trust what you see and what you know, regardless what the masses say. That will also ruffle some feathers. Because in spite of the horrible economy the opportunity to amass huge wealth has never been bigger. New technology creates new opportunities and new rules for amassing wealth," he explains.

In a short YouTube video, Ligeri speaks briefly about what it's like to run a company that has grown 16,689% in only three years: http://youtu.be/IjvQYWn7mPQ

He attributes his success to understanding and embracing the power of the web. Today, he is clearly a top contender to be the Entrepreneur of The Year.

"People often ask me to describe what it is like to create a company that has experienced 16,689% growth over three years. My response is to paraphrase Walt Disney and say that 'doing the impossible is a lot of fun'," Ligeri quipped.

The 2013 Inc. 500|5000 Conference is scheduled for October 10-12 in Washington, D.C. It is expected that Yagoozon, Inc. will be recognized once again as a rapidly rising star in the eCommerce firmament.

Ligeri's blog can be found at http://www.JustinLigeri.net/

About Yagoozon, Inc.:
Yagoozon is the fastest growing online retailer of toys, costumes, and novelty items. The company focuses on customer service and purchaser simplification. Headquartered in Sebring, FL, Yagoozon leverages the strengths of the Amazon retail platform, adding their self-described "obsession" with excellent customer service, to take online retailing to a whole new level.

For more information, visit Yagoozon online at http://www.amazon.com/b?me=A393ZKPVGVX3TX or find Yagoozon on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yagoozon/226200834154092

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Contact:
Justin Ligeri
Yagoozon, Inc.
1843 US Highway 27 N.
Sebring, FL 33870
863-800-0485
dlock@richcontent.tv
http://www.JustinLigeri.net/