IHireVeterans.com Presents the Top Ten Reasons To Hire a Veteran

Veterans and returning military are excellent employees for most companies.

San Francisco, CA, February 08, 2011
-- IHireVeterans.com has published the Top Ten Reasons for Hiring a Veteran at http://www.ihireveterans.com/employers. Their aim is to educate employers on the hard and soft skills offered by today’s military service members.

“The common misconception amongst employers is that military veterans bring skill-sets that are largely not appropriate to civilian careers. “Tank Drivers or Infantrymen are not in high demand these days, however military veterans offer much more than their MOS or Military Occupation Specialty Code might reveal. Things like Teamwork, Leadership and Integrity are essential qualities taught to every service member. In addition, they are exposed to leading edge technologies and health and safety standards,” noted Sela Rodriguez, Vice President of Veterans Affairs for IHireVeterans.com.

Veterans have the proven ability to learn new skills and concepts. They can enter your workforce with identifiable and transferable skills, proven in real-world situations. This background can enhance your organization’s productivity.

“The bottom line is that veterans provide employers with skills and qualities not often found in new college grads. They can hit the ground running and can follow instructions to the letter, delivering accelerated performance along the way,” added Rodriguez.

Military service members are also taught respect for procedures and respect for other individuals that might not look like them. Diversity and Inclusion is alive and well in the US Military services.

As operations wind down in Iraq, more and more veterans will be seeking employment opportunities in the private sector. Employers are encouraged to extend a hand to these American heroes and give them a chance to prove their value to their new companies.

IHireVeterans.com and their sister sites Diversity-job.com and Green-Employers.com support America’s returning military and veterans. These sites are part of the Job1 family of employment resources.

Sela Rodriguez
E-Mail: Sela.rodriguez@JOB1.co
Tel: 619-575-6577
Web: http://www.IHireVeterans.com

2010 CUB OF THE YEAR to Crown Miss Cougar Valentine at Convention

San Rafael, CA, February 08, 2011 -- Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/507-9962

Ken Monroe, 2010 Cub of the Year, will crown Miss Cougar Valentine at the Meet Your Cougar Valentine Convention, Saturday, February 12, 2011, at The Shark Club, 841 Baker Street, Costa Mesa CA 92626.

“Ken Monroe is the Cub of the Year because he is handsome, in shape, mature, ambitious, and outgoing,” says Lucia, one of the world’s top cougar experts (“Queen of the Cougar Jungle,” KTLA). Monroe is an actor/filmmaker/innovator with his 3 films East Chicago, Stand Alone, and Santana Bishop. He is available to the news media for interviews by calling 310-614-3214.

The Convention opens at 7:30pm with an entertaining keynote addresses by Dr. Fayr Barkley, who did her doctoral dissertation on the cougar phenomenon; and by Rich Gosse, author The Cougar Imperative: Why MidLife Women MUST Choose Younger Men. Following the keynotes, Judy Steinberg, a cougar comedienne, will perform standup comedy. Dr. Barkley, Mr. Gosse, and Ms. Steinberg are available to the news media for interviews by calling 415-507-9962.

The highpoint of the Convention will be the Miss Cougar Valentine Contest. One woman at The Convention will be elected by the Cubs in attendance. The winner will be a woman who is present at the Convention, legally single, and at least 35 years of age. She will win a free room at Hedonism II Resort & Spa at Negril Beach, Jamaica during International Cougar Week, March 27 – April 2, 2011. She will be crowned shortly before 10pm and will be available to the news media for interviews. She will also be available for photos in front of the club’s 2,000 gallon shark tank.

The cost to attend the convention is $20 at the door, which includes a Dance Party.

The Convention is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, The Singles Travel Company, LA Singles Society, Hedonism II Resort & Spa, Cougar n Cubs, Cougar International, Urban Cougar, The Cougar Connection, Dianne Bennett Matchmaker, and The Art of Love.

Anyone wishing more information about the Cougar Convention and many other events and cruises for cougars may visit www.CougarEvents.com or call 415/507-9962. More information about Hedonism II is available at www.hedonismresorts.com.

Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903
Tel: 415-507-9962
E-Mail: richgosse@richgosse.com
Web: http://www.cougarevents.com

IAPAM Echoes FDA's Condemnation of Homeopathic hCG

The IAPAM concurs with the recent announcement by the FDA, that homeopathic hCG, often sold over the internet in drops, pellets or sprays, is fraudulent and ineffective in a weight loss program. The IAPAM's hCG Training provides physicians with all the resources, information and tools to effectively deliver a physician-supervised hCG Protocol, utilizing pharmaceutical grade hCG.

Las Vegas, NV, February 08, 2011 -- Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) recently commented on a website where, "someone bought some homeopathic hCG on the internet and sent it to a lab for testing. When the results came back, it was discovered that it contained no hCG." Mr. Russell's concerns regarding the fraudulent distribution of so-called homeopathic hCG were echoed by Elizabeth Miller, the FDA's leader for the Internet and health fraud team, who was quoted last week as saying that, "there is no evidence the oral over-the-counter products are effective for weight loss."

"What is even more concerning," comments Russell, "is that people are ordering homeopathic hCG and starting the hCG diet without proper physician supervision. Any physician trained in hCG for weight loss knows that the hCG diet is not for everyone, and patients who engage in a physician-directed hCG Protocol must complete a series of lab tests to ensure they can safely go on an hCG diet program."

The IAPAM is dedicated to educating physicians on all aspects of an hCG Protocol (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training), from diet to maintenance to the most common medical contraindications, so they can safely prescribe hCG to eligible patients. "People need to understand, hCG is not some kind of wonder drug; you just don't take it and the weight magically disappears. You need to follow a very strict diet regimen, followed by a maintenance program. Without following the entire protocol (hCG + diet + maintenance), you will not get the best results out of the program, which are: targeted fat loss, long term weight loss, resetting of metabolism, and resetting to a new “normal” weight," cautions Jeff Russell.

Human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG is only available by a prescription, and it is important for patients and physicians alike to ensure that any doctor administering hCG for weight loss is trained, certified and experienced in providing an hCG protocol (similar to the protocol outlined in Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches).

The FDA's position on homeopathic hCG is clear. “We are aware of HCG products that claim to be homeopathic, but [are] not recognized in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia. Therefore, these products are not recognized by the FDA as homeopathic drugs, so they are unapproved drugs and are illegal,” Ms. Miller says.

If you are interested in adding Physician-Supervised hCG for Weight Loss to your practice, consider attending an upcoming IAPAM hCG Medical Weight Management seminar in Scottsdale, Arizona. To register, go to http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training or contact the IAPAM at pr1@theiapam.com or 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine
The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), physicians assistants (PA’s) and nurse practitioners (NP’s). Information about the association can be accessed through IAPAM’s website at http://www.IAPAM.com or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x708

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