Roll Out of 3G Technology Driving Growth of Location Based Services in China


London, UK - March 31, 2011 -- Research conducted by Technavio reveals that the location based services market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 67 percent. The report, which focuses on China, indicates that the market is currently driven by the emergence of new technologies such as 2.5G and 3G, among other factors.

With new and emerging technologies increasing data usage, location based services have seen increased adoption. Moreover the flexibility it offers at an economical cost is making location based services very popular in the Chinese market," reports Technavio analyst.

In spite of the need, privacy concerns among end users hinder the growth of this market. However, the strong support offered by the Government for these services is expected to improve market growth.

The Chinese location based services market is marked by a boost offered by the increase in social networking. This makes the study an important one for companies to fully understand the potential in the market and formulate its own strategy.

The report, Location Based Service in China 2010 - 2014, is based on an extensive research from inputs by industry experts, vendors and end-users. It examines the factors- including the key trends, drivers and challenges, impacting the evolution of this market. Further, it contains an in-depth understanding of the key vendors including their SWOT Analysis.

Companies mentioned in this report include: Jiepang.com, GyPSii, SINA, and Qieke.com


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Ludmila Berkesova
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Infiniti Research Limited
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Increasing HSPA Networks Driving Adoption of Ethernet Based Microwave Equipment


London, UK - March 31, 2011 -- Research conducted by Technavio reveals that the global Ethernet based microwave equipment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.5 percent. The report, which focuses on the global market, indicates that the market is currently driven by the increasing number of HSPA networks.

To stay competitive telecom vendors are transitioning to high speed packet access (HSPA) and long term evolutions networks to transmit data at much faster speeds. As a result the Ethernet based microwave equipment market has been witnessing increased investments,” reports Technavio analyst.

In spite of the need, high development costs hinder the growth of this market. However, the decreasing equipment cost is expected to aid business profitability.

The global Ethernet based microwave equipment market is marked by the emergence of hybrid TDM-Ethernet networking systems. This makes the study an important one for companies to fully understand the potential in the market and formulate its own strategy.

The report, Global Ethernet Based Microwave Equipment Market 2010 - 2014, is based on an extensive research from inputs by industry experts, vendors and end-users. It examines the factors- including the key trends, drivers and challenges, impacting the evolution of this market. Further, it contains an in-depth understanding of the key vendors including their SWOT Analysis.

Companies mentioned in this report include: Ericsson, NEC, Alcatel-Lucent, Huawei, Nokia and Siemens.


Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
Program Manager
Infiniti Research Limited
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New Bestselling Book Asks: 'What If You Someone Has The Most Severe Form of Diabetes'?

New York, USA - March 31, 2011 -- Now more than ever, diabetic patients of all ages everywhere are thinking about quality of life, good health, and physical issues connected to long term diseases like diabetes. Bestselling author Naheed Ali answers these calls and focuses on life-changing antidotes to help diabetics live a healthier, more fulfilling life in his new book titled 'Diabetes and You: A Comprehensive, Holistic Approach.'


The aim is to raise awareness about healthy living as a diabetic throughout the world through this essential medical guide book. The knowledge is presented in a zero-nonsense, straight-to-the-point way. The book also tells readers how diabetes breeds stress and how someone can overcome their problems in more ways than one.

In his book, the author addresses issues, provides important guidelines and information for healthy living as a diabetes sufferer. Under his concepts, basic factors like the mind, heart and daily diet, affect the overall harm which diabetes has on our health. Furthermore, he believes diabetics should have a vast amount of knowledge about diabetes to avoid the worsening physical ailments that this disease can create. The book provides the practices necessary for getting a healthy lifestyle to look diabetes right in the eye, as the author is a firm believer in the saying, 'prevention is better than cure.'

About the author:

Naheed Ali, MD, is the author of the widely publicized book 'Diabetes and You: A Comprehensive, Holistic Approach.' Publisher’s Weekly says the book 'will prove very useful for diabetics and their families.' The author has appeared quoted in, heard, or mentioned in Fox News, Star, Woman’s World, Prevention, and Weight Watchers magazines. He has also appeared in a wide variety of other venues such as AOL News, CNBC.com, and MSN Health. The book is now available through your local bookstore. Bulk discounts for health corporations and organizations are available.

For media interviews, please contact:
Lisa McAllister
Rowman & Littlefield Publicity
Tel: (301) 459-3366 x5619

Growing Adoption of Smart Phones Encouraging Growth of Mobile Enterprise Applications


London, UK - March 30, 2011 -- Research conducted by Technavio reveals that the mobile enterprise applications market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 15.4 percent. The report, which focuses on the Americas, EMEA and APAC indicates, that the market is currently driven by the exponential growth in the smart phones sector.

With the demand for smart phones expected to grow in double digits, manufacturers have begun looking at various strategic moves. Creating mobile enterprise applications in-house is one such move,” reports Technavio analyst.

In spite of the need, challenges in integration of platforms and applications, hinder the growth of this market. However, the increasing demand for enterprise mobility is expected to drive the market growth.

The global mobile enterprise market is marked by vendors increasing their focus on emerging markets. This makes the study an important one for companies to fully understand the potential in the market and formulate its own strategy.

The report, Global Mobile Enterprise Applications Market 2010-2014, is based on an extensive research from inputs by industry experts, vendors and end-users. It examines the factors- including the key trends, drivers and challenges, impacting the evolution of this market. Further, it contains an in-depth understanding of the key vendors including their SWOT Analysis.

Companies mentioned in this report include: Sybase Inc., Research In Motion Limited, Microsoft Corporation and Antenna Software Inc.


Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
Program Manager
Infiniti Research Limited
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United Kingdom
Tel: 0044 (0)207 031 0969

Vietnam's First Luxury Tour Operator Has a Successful Show at ITB Berlin 2011

Luxury Travel Vietnam Ltd (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) has a successful show at ITB Berlin 2011.

Hanoi, Vietnam, March 30, 2011 -- Pham Ha, CEO and Founder of Luxury Travel Company held important meetings with representatives of the large number of companies and the leaders of the luxury tourism industry.

There are many tour operators and travel agents who are interested in our award winning luxury tour operator and look for new luxury travel products in Vietnam. We have many new contacts and won new accounts,” said Pham Ha CEO of Luxury Travel Company.

He stressed the importance of diversification of the markets and the participation in this German speaking market. He confirmed that his new German sales and marketing team will go to ITB Berlin 2012.

Now Vietnam has natural attractions, services excellence, luxury hotels and resorts and an impressive convention center, to receive both the adventure and leisure traveler, as business visitors. Vietnam and its offerings make the visitor the star of their trip, bringing home unique memories of Vietnam luxury travel experiences.

Luxury Travel handled around one per cent of the 100,000 or so German visitors to Vietnam last year, a 20 percent increase over 2009.

Luxury Travel CEO Pham Ha said the company earned 23 billion dong (US$1.1 million) in revenue last year - a 20 percent increase over 2009. “We expect another 20 per cent growth this year, and to reach 30 billion dong next year.”

Voted as Vietnam’s First Luxury Tour Operator, Luxury Travel is headquartered in Hanoi and has offices around Vietnam and management offices in Indochina, Myanmar and Thailand. It pioneered luxury tourism development in the early 2004 in Vietnam.

The company has launched the first luxury tourism website in German in Vietnam, for more info, visit http://luxurytravelvietnam.com/de/index.htm

Contact:
Mr. David Nguyen
Marketing Executive
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
5 Nguyen Truong To Street, Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: 84439274120
Fax: 84439274118

                 

New Book Asks ‘How Do You Get Rid of Diabetes?’ Expert Dr. Naheed Ali Offers How to Break into the Diabetes Epidemic

New York, USA - March 28, 2011 -- Millions of people have been diagnosed with diabetes, and in recognizing the necessity of good health, there are ways to live with diabetes and enjoying a normal life. Living with diabetes is not the end of the world despite its life changing capabilities. In his new book titled ‘Diabetes and You: A Comprehensive, Holistic Approach,’ bestselling author Dr. Naheed Ali leads you to the many truths about diabetes by walking through the ins-and-outs of this disease.


The promotion of good health by avoiding stress typically brought on by having diabetes. What’s more, the information in the book is straight-forward and dives right into the inner workings of diabetes. The author also teaches the fundamental facts behind how the disease affects the body and mind.

The aim is to encourage healthy living as a diabetes patient throughout the world through this simple remedial guide book. The information is presented in a zero-nonsense, on-point way. The book also reveals how diabetes breeds stress and how you can overcome the disease in more ways than one.

In his book, Dr. Ali addresses issues, serves up electrifying gen for healthy living as a diabetes sufferer. Under his ideas, fundamental factors such as diet, heart and the mind affect the overall impact which the disease has on your health. He believes diabetics should have a diverse amount of knowledge to evade the massive physical ailments that this disease can bring forth. The book promotes the practices for looking diabetes in the eye before it strikes, as the author is a firm believer in the adage, ‘prevention is better than cure.’

About the author:
Naheed Ali, MD, is the author of the #1 bestselling diabetes book ‘Diabetes and You: A Comprehensive, Holistic Approach.’ He has been quoted in print in Star, Prevention, and Weight Watchers magazines and has been mentioned in many newspaper and television sites across the US, including Atlanta Business Chronicle, CBS 8 San Diego, Dallas Morning News, and The Sacramento Bee. Publisher’s Weekly says ‘Diabetes and You’ ‘will prove very useful for diabetics and their families.’ The book is available on Amazon.com and at your local bookstore.

For media interviews, please contact:
Lisa McAllister
R & L Publicity
Tel: 301-459-3366 x5619

Y-cam arrives in India with new Mumbai office


New South Asia bureau extends the reach of Y-cam Solutions to meet India’s increasing demand for easy to use, high quality, IP surveillance solutions.

Richmond, London - Monday 28th March 2011
-- Y-cam Solutions Ltd, the leading UK based manufacturer of innovative and affordable remote monitoring products for residential and small–to–medium sized businesses, today announced their expansion into India’s fast-evolving security market.


       


Y-cam’s step in to new territory intends to provide the Indian security sector with a range of high quality, affordable IP cameras, plus an easy way for new resellers of IP security to work with Y-cam.

India is a constantly evolving market - the second most populated country in the world, and an economy growing at an alarming rate – so it’s not surprising that there is a knock-on effect in the rise of criminal activity, especially the threat of terrorist incidents. In a fresh warning issued by the Pakistan Foreign Ministry for possible attacks on the ICC World Cup 2011 Finals, they have called for heightened security within SME, corporate and residential Zones, and Y-cam has the quality and affordability to match the market perfectly” said Sanket Shah, Managing Director of Y-cam (India) Pvt Ltd.

Simon Carr, Global Sales Manager at Y-cam Solutions, said, “The needs and concerns faced by Indian households and businesses are constantly evolving. Y-cam’s affordable and easy-to-use remote monitoring solutions can provide great benefits and peace-of-mind. This provides a fantastic opportunity for businesses to provide value to customers, and take part in a rapidly growing and exciting market.”

Y-cam has already created new partnerships with professional resellers across the Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Goa regions of Western India, and is now actively recruiting further resellers across all Zones, with the aim to become a prominent provider to India’s SMB and residential security market.

To support the new office, Y-cam has launched a dedicated micro site at http://www.y-cam.in, detailing the extensive list of resellers already signed up in partnership with Y-cam, and supporting customers looking for their local supplier of IP camera security.

Potential resellers looking to partner with Y-cam Solutions can email india@y-cam.com for more information.
For further information on this announcement or any of the Y-cam product range, including review models or image requests, please contact: James Hunt, Marketing Manager, Y-cam Solutions Ltd Tel: +44 (0)845 5000 247. Email: james@y-cam.com

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About Y-cam Solution Ltd

Y-cam Solutions Ltd is a British manufacturer of affordable and easy-to-use remote monitoring solutions designed for residential and small-to-medium-sized business users. Founded in 2005, Y-cam is a young and dynamic company with rapid growth and award-winning products. For more information visit http://www.y-cam.com

Contact:
James Hunt
Marketing Manager
Y-cam Solutions Ltd.
Vision House
3 Dee Road
Richmond, Surrey
TW9 2JN UK
Tel: +44 (0) 845 5000 247
Fax: +44(0)845 5000 365

Online Art Gallery Announces Call for Art - Theme “CityScapes” Art Contest


Jupiter, Florida - March 27, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce its April’s 2011 art competition. The theme for April is “CityScapes”. 2D Artists can submit their best Cityscape themed art for the Gallery’s May 2011 exhibition now.

The submission process for artists ends April 28, 2011. All winners will be selected, announced and placed on the Light Space & Time website on May 1, 2011 and remain online in the gallery through May 31, 2011. Thereafter, the artworks will remain online in the Light Space & Time Archives with links back to each of the winning artist’s websites.

Each month Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts themed online art competitions. All participating winners of each competition have their artwork exposed and promoted online through the gallery to thousands of guest visitors each month. In addition, each winning artist, due to their involvement will have the news of their participation sent by email to gallery owners and directors, corporate art representatives and decision makers in the art and design world. Also, Light Space & Time issues press releases announcing the achievements of the finalists to 50+ news outlets throughout the world, along with extensive social media exposure as well.

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About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The gallery website and past exhibitions can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com

Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
Tel: 888-490-3530

From Social Media Marketing to Botox Training, the IAPAM's Workshops Offer it All


From Botox training for physicians to marketing your aesthetic medicine business, the IAPAM offers the industry’s most comprehensive workshops for physicians. The IAPAM's Aesthetic Practice Startup Workshop is the only medical spa business program highlighting the latest information on social media marketing and is taught by an actual medspa owner who knows the facts.

Las Vegas, NV - March 25, 2011 -- Both business and clinical training (Botox training, laser training, hCG training, etc.) are the best foundation upon which to launch a successful medical spa. The IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) offers a choice of educational programs which give physicians a thorough knowledge of the business of building a medspa, and of the latest technologies and clinical advances required to grow that business.

By attending the IAPAM's Business Bootcamp (http://www.iapam.com/bootcamp.html), as well as the IAPAM's hCG Training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training) and the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com), physicians will avoid many of the common pitfalls of the aesthetic industry. The programs are taught by experts and physicians who own and operate hCG Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetic Medicine practices, so attendees are learning from a faculty who have practical experience.

Attendees at the Aesthetic Practice Startup Workshop leave with a business plan for their specific aesthetic medicine practice, including:

- Financing Options.
- Target Demographics for your Procedures.
- Developing a menu of Treatments and Pricing Strategy.
- Establishing Aesthetic Practice Protocols for your staff(examples included on CD).
- Creating an effective Marketing Plan, including incorporating low-cost internet marketing strategies (SEO web sites and press releases) and the latest social media marketing strategies (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, LinkedIn).
- Finding the Right Location.
- Staffing (job descriptions included on CD).
- Federal and State legal and regulatory issues.
- How to Read Financials.

Another valuable training offering by the IAPAM is the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training. The weekend Symposium, the Friday hCG Training and the Monday Aesthetic Practice Startup Workshop offer new medspa managers, owner-physicians, and key staff involved with an aesthetic medicine practice, all the tools to ensure their business is profitable, customizable and sustainable.

For additional information and to register for the next Aesthetic Practice Startup Workshop or the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training, please contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704 or pr1@theiapam.com

About the IAPAM: 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). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

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Industry Specific Solutions Increasing Adoption of Enterprise Applications


London, UK - March 25, 2011 -- The enterprise applications market is witnessing a surge in tailor made industry specific solutions. These customized solutions offer integrated business processes, supply chain efficiency, and spend visibility. This trend is especially visible in North America. Medium sized and large enterprises alike are benefiting from these industries specific solutions.

The enterprise applications market has also witnessed increased acceptance of software as a service (SaaS) based solutions. The growing need for sleek and cost effective solutions has been the key driver for this growth. Previous concerns about security and response time have reduced significantly. Moreover, the adoption rate of SaaS is expected to outperform its market growth during the 2010-2014 period. The SaaS enterprise market is expected to generate revenues of 14.5 billion USD by 2014.

Key trends in the market:

- Cloud based ERP market is expected to see good demand
- End-to-end providers will see more acceptance, due to better integration
- Education and healthcare continue to remain the fastest growth areas for enterprise application solutions in the Middle East & Africa
- Enterprise resource management and content management remain the biggest segments in Enterprise Applications

TechNavio research has extensively worked on various areas of the enterprise applications industry. For a complete list of enterprise application reports visit http://www.technavio.com/content/enterprise-resource-computing

Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
Infiniti Research Limited
Third Floor
33 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PW
United Kingdom
Tel: 0044 (0)207 031 0969

Biotage Introduces Unique, Entry-Level System for Microwave-Assisted Peptide Synthesis


Uppsala, Sweden, March 24, 2011 -- Biotage® (STO: BIOT), a leading supplier of tools and technology for medicinal, analytical and peptide chemistry, introduced the Biotage Initiator Peptide Workstation for manual microwave-assisted peptide synthesis. The Workstation utilizes a unique microwave peptide vial available in two sizes; 2-5 mL for 75-150 ┬Ámol scale or 10-20 mL for 250-500 ┬Ámol scale synthesis.

Biotage is the only manufacturer of traditional, room temperature peptide synthesizers as well as microwave peptide synthesizers in both entry-level and high throughput configurations.

The Initiator Peptide Workstation enables simple workflow for microwave-assisted peptide synthesis in a Biotage Initiator microwave synthesizer without system modifications. Synthesis is performed directly in the specially designed microwave vial, then filtered and washed using the wash station. Material can be collected in a standard GL 45 laboratory glass bottle, 50 mL centrifuge tube or even a round bottom flask.

The Workstation is a versatile solution for both microwave assisted solution and solid phase peptide synthesis. It is also cost-effective system, delivering a high level of control for close monitoring of the quantity of reagents used, resulting in minimized waste and reduced cost.

The Workstation is a simple solution for performing various types of chemistry using microwave irradiation under atmospheric conditions at temperatures up to 100°C including: solution and solid phase synthesis, organic, peptide (Fmoc and Boc), peptoid and PNA (peptide nucleic acid) synthesis. The Initiator Peptide Workstation was developed to address the needs of peptide chemists and organic chemists synthesizing peptides and peptidomimetics, including difficult post-synthetic modification of sequences using microwave irradiation.

At Biotage, we are committed to developing the tools needed by the global peptide community” says Amit Mehrotra - Product Manager, Peptide Chemistry “our collaboration with key researchers has clearly identified the need for an entry-level system for microwave-assisted peptide synthesis. The Initiator Peptide Workstation illustrates our continued commitment to this important area of science.”

For more information regarding Biotage peptide synthesis and purification products, please email product_info@biotage.com or visit www.biotage.com/peptides.

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For further press information at Biotage please contact:
Rob Thompson
Director of Marketing Communications
10430 Harris Oaks Blvd., Suite C, Charlotte, NC USA 28269
Tel: +1 704 654 4847
Fax: +1 704 654 4917

About Biotage
Biotage offers solutions, knowledge and experience in the areas of analytical chemistry and medicinal chemistry. The customers include the world’s largest pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and leading academic institutes. The company is headquartered in Uppsala with subsidiaries in the US, UK and Japan. Biotage has 272 employees and sales of 428.9 MSEK in 2010. Biotage is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stockholm stock exchange. Website: www.biotage.com

New Wind Jobs Website Has Been Launched That Promotes International and UK Based Wind Jobs


A new specialist Wind jobs website has been launched that covers a wide variety of wind related jobs that are based in the United Kingdom and Worldwide.

Dublin, Ireland - March 24, 2011 -- The new WindJobs (http://www.windjobsuk.com) website covers a variety of areas in the wind sector including wind jobs, wind farm jobs, wind turbine jobs, wind energy jobs and offshore wind jobs.

From a candidates perspective the WindJobs website has been designed to be extremely user friendly and intuitive to use. As well as benefiting from standard features such as “Job alerts by email” and “Email a friend” WindJobs “Smartsearch” technology ensures that job seekers find the exact type of vacancy that they are looking for as well as receiving automatic recommendations on other suitable positions. From a recruiters perspective the candidate management system has been designed to be extremely user friendly and gives the recruiter full control of their recruitment campaign as well as being easy to integrate with multi-posting software providers. The recruiter can easily manage their recruitment process with functionality such as being able to post, edit and delete their job postings. Recruiters are also able to pre-qualify candidates by asking them to complete a number of important questions when they apply to a job they have listed.

In order to give clients a wider potential audience for their job postings WindJobs has developed a wind talent finder network in partnership with some of the most popular and best known generalist job boards. The WindJobs talent finder network means that when a job is posted on the WindJobs website it will also automatically be posted on a number of other job boards including Simplyhired, Workhound, Mitula, Indeed, Workhound and Businessgreenjobs.

Jonathan Kyle (WindJobs - Director of Strategy) “With the number of people who will be employed in the wind industry due to increase significantly over the coming years we felt that now was the right time to launch a specialist wind jobs website. Indeed research carried out by the European Wind Industry Association (EWEA) has estimated that the number of people employed in the Wind Industry in Europe is set to increase from a current figure of 192,000 to over 440,000 by 2020. The initial feedback about the website from both candidates and clients has been extremely positive in terms of the websites functionality, navigation and ease of use”.

About WindJobs
WindJobs (http://www.windjobsuk.com) is a United Kingdom and International job board that covers jobs in the wind industry. The website has been designed to be extremely user-friendly and offers both registered candidates and employers a highly flexible and easy to use interface.

WindJobs cover a wide variety of jobs types including - Wind jobs, wind energy jobs, wind farm jobs, Wind industry jobs, Wind power jobs, Wind turbine jobs, offshore wind jobs, offshore wind farm jobs, wind analyst jobs, wind business development jobs, wind consultancy jobs, wind civil engineering jobs, wind electrical engineering jobs, wind environmental impact assessment (EIA) jobs, wind field technician jobs, wind health & safety jobs, wind land assessment jobs, wind management jobs, wind maintenance jobs, wind manufacturing jobs, wind mechanical engineering jobs, wind modeling jobs, wind project development jobs, wind project management jobs, wind research and development jobs, wind resource assessment jobs, wind sales jobs, wind site prospecting jobs, wind technician jobs, wind transmission jobs, wind turbine design jobs, wind farm construction jobs, wind farm development jobs, wind farm management jobs.

WindJobs is used by a number of high profile organisations as an integral part of their recruitment process and these include - Hays, Viridium Associates, Maxwell Bruce, EMC international and Shaw Energy Recruitment.

For further Information please contact:

Jonathan Kyle
Director of Strategy
WindJobs
78 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
Ireland
Telephone: +353 (0) 1 678 7971

Business Controls Responds to Workplace Violence Incident in Bethesda, MD


(Greenwood Village, Colorado) March 23, 2011 -- Business Controls, Inc. (BCI), the country’s leading anonymous reporting solutions and investigations firm, is responding today to the terrible incident of workplace violence that occurred on March 11 at a retail store in Bethesda, MD.

Brittany Norwood, an employee at the Lululemon Athletica shop in Bethesda, was confronted by a co-worker about stolen merchandise in her bag. Norwood reacted by beating the co-worker to death and then trying to cover up the crime with an elaborate deception.

This incident highlights two issues that organizations are facing more and more in America: fraud and workplace violence. “The typical organization loses 5% of its annual revenue to fraud,” says Teresa Foster, Chief Financial Officer of BCI. “The most common fraud is asset misappropriation, including inventory theft.”

The key to reducing incidents of fraud and workplace violence in your organization is to not only put mechanisms in place to discover wrongdoing, but to recognize key risk factors that every perpetrator exhibits and then act accordingly,” says Ricky Bennett, Vice President of Professional Services. “Part of our expertise in this area is to partner with an organization and help identify the risk factors that are common to incidents of fraud, as well as those risk factors exhibited by an employee prior to the commission of a workplace violence incident. If we can partner early enough, we can help reduce further occurrences of fraud or hopefully avoid an incident of workplace violence altogether.”

Based on BCI’s investigation experience, the three most common risk factors in fraud cases are:

1. Incentive or pressure to commit fraud
2. Opportunity to commit fraud
3. An attitude or rationalization for committing fraud, such as “I work so hard for this company, I deserve this.”

Because over 40% of occupational fraud is detected through anonymous tips, BCI recommends implementing an anonymous hotline for employees to report any fraudulent activity. MySafeWorkplace® is BCI’s web-based case management and anonymous reporting solution designed to help organizations discover such workplace misconduct, including incidents that could potentially lead to workplace violence. Once an issue has been discovered, organizations can use this tool to complete a thorough and effective investigation of the matter, tracking and cataloging every activity. Upon successful completion of the investigation, organizations can view analytical reports designed to provide trending data and historical information that can ultimately drive good business ethics and positive change.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, workplace violence accounted for 18% of all workplace fatalities in 2009. Some risk factors common to workplace violence offenders include a history of violence that may be expressed through aggressive language, hitting or throwing objects, or minor vandalism. Another factor is poor impulse control which may also impact an employee’s ability to perform well at work, including increased attendance issues.

Discovering an issue before it escalates into an incident of workplace violence, similar to what we saw in Bethesda, is critical to keeping an organization safe,” says Ricky Bennett. “Once you identify the indicators, it is much easier for corporate investigators, such as we employ, to perform a proper investigation, allowing managers to reach a reasonable conclusion so that the organization can take appropriate action to mitigate the problem and avoid costly litigation; or, in the case of Bethesda, a horrific incident of workplace violence.”

About Business Controls, Inc.
Business Controls, Inc. is the country’s leading incident reporting and risk mitigation firm. Its services include incident reporting, corporate investigations, litigation support, and training. Business Controls serves over a million client employees in over 22,000 client locations in over 130 countries via its award-winning and patent-pending anonymous reporting systems. Business Controls puts clients in a position to stay compliant with numerous governmental regulations and business ethics best practices, manage employee related issues, and limit their exposure to litigation. For more information, call 800-650-7005 or visit www.BusinessControls.com.

Contact:
U.B. Ciminieri
Account Manager
Business Controls, Inc.
5995 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard
Suite 110
Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111
Tel: 800.650.7005

Increasing Need for Renewable Energy Driving Demand for Geothermal Energy


London, UK - March 23, 2011 -- Research conducted by Technavio reveals, that the geothermal energy market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8 percent. The report, which focuses on the global market, indicates that the market is currently driven by environmental concerns and a growing need for renewable energy among other factors.

Rapidly depleting resources and increasing greenhouse emissions have triggered an urgent need to incorporate renewable energy sources. There is an immediate requirement to use alternative forms of energy such as geothermal energy,” reports Technavio analyst.

In spite of the need, high cost of capital hinders the growth of this market. However, geothermal energy’s high consistency in producing energy is expected to result in increased adoption.

The global geothermal energy market is marked by increased funding by several governments for this form of renewable energy. This makes the study an important one for companies to fully understand the potential in the market and formulate its own strategy.

The report, “Global Geothermal Energy Market 2010-2014” is based on an extensive research from inputs by industry experts, vendors and end-users. It examines the factors- including the key trends, drivers and challenges, impacting the evolution of this market. Further, it contains an in-depth understanding of the key vendors including their SWOT Analysis.

Companies mentioned in this report include: Calpine, Ormat Technologies and Chevron.


Contact:
Ludmila Berkesova
Infiniti Research Limited
Third Floor
33 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PW
United Kingdom
Tel: 0044 (0)207 031 0969

Testimonials Continue to Show Why IAPAM is Tops in Botox Training


Consumer demand for Botox and other minimally invasive cosmetic procedures is at an all time high. The IAPAM offers the industry's best physician-lead Aesthetic Medicine with Botox Training programs. Today the IAPAM launched a blog showcasing physician reviews on all its training, from the IAPAM's botox training to its hCG training.

Las Vegas, NV, March 23, 2011 -- Physicians who have attended the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with botox training testify its comprehensiveness. Today, the IAPAM announces the launch of a blog showcasing the reviews from physicians who have attended the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com) with Botox Training, the IAPAM Advanced Botox/Filler Training, Aesthetic/Cosmetic Laser Training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/laser-training) and the IAPAM hCG Training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/physician-hcg-weight-loss-training).

The IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training leads other training programs because it was designed by physicians for physicians, offers one year of practice support to all attendees, and has integrated the most important clinical and business aesthetic medicine training into one weekend, including:

- dedicated instruction from two board-certified dermatologists, who are true experts of the skin and cosmetic injectables.
- extensive hands-on practice in the best injection techniques on models provided.
- botox training at a multi-million dollar medical practice, not in a hotel room.
- an environment that does not allow exhibitors, giving doctors more time for education.
- a program where all product, physician manuals, patient consent forms, etc. are included.

The IAPAM's Testimonials Blog (http://www.iapam.com/category/testimonials) allows physicians considering botox training, laser training, medical aesthetic training, hcg training and aesthetic practice business training, to read the reviews of other physicians who have taken the IAPAM training programs, and the blog is updated on a regular basis.

To date, over 850 physicians, as well as their accompanying medspa managers, registered nurses, and assistants, have attended the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums and hCG for Weight Loss Training.

A preview of this training can be viewed on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of-jMxVNLOY.

For additional information or to register for an upcoming Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, please contact the IAPAM, at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, or visit http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/registration.

Botox is a trademark of Allergan, Inc.

About the IAPAM

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). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: Botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

Websites:

Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein Is The UK’s Hottest Ticket


SeatChoice.com urges fans to shop around for the best deals on tickets which could cost them up to £600.00 a pair for this ‘sold out’ production.

London, UK - March 23, 2011 -- Danny Boyle’s take on Mary Shelley’s classic gothic horror story Frankenstein is the hottest ticket in town according to leading theatre and gig ticket comparison website SeatChoice.com.

Tickets for the acclaimed production at the Olivier National Theatre on London’s South Bank have been the most searched for of all the 4,500 musicals, plays, operas, ballets and concerts currently listed on the website.

The play, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, who alternate in the main roles of Frankenstein and The Creature, opened on the 5th of February 2011 and runs until the 2nd of May 2011.

However, with all performances now officially sold out except for a limited number of ‘day tickets’ which are only available directly from the box office in person on the day of the performance, SeatChoice.com says fans with deep pockets may still be able to find seats by shopping around.

SeatChoice.com founder Robert Iles said: “Ticket reselling sites such as Viagogo and Getmein do have some tickets available but prices are steep with a single ticket costing from £214.00 to £249.00 plus postage and a hefty arrangement or booking fee of around £78.00 on top of that. All in all fans could expect to pay between £500.00 and £600.00 for a pair of tickets.

This is the hottest ticket in town at the moment beating even The Wizard of Oz in terms of the number of searches being carried out for seats and theatre fans who are desperate to see Frankenstein will have to shop around not only to find available tickets but also to ensure they get the best deal.”

The Top 10 Hottest Tickets in the UK according to SeatChoice.com

1. Frankenstein – Olivier (National Theatre), London
2. The Wizard of Oz – London Palladium
3. The Royal Ballet, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Royal Opera House, London
4. King Lear – Lyric Theatre, Salford
5. Dirty Dancing – Aldwych Theatre, London
6. Madam Butterfly – The Royal Albert Hall, London
7. Swan Lake – Royal Opera House, London
8. The Children’s Hour – The Comedy Theatre, London
9. Two Door Cinema Club – Barrowlands, Glasgow
10. Rihanna – Loud Tour at the O2, London

Tickets for Frankenstein are also appearing on auction sites such as ebay but buyers should be aware of the limited protection they have when buying theatre and concert tickets through unauthorised sellers.

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For further information please contact:

Jason at MAW Communications on 07824 818242

If you would like to link to our website please use http://www.seatchoice.com

Notes to editors:

Individual ticket searches carried out on the 8th March 2011

Covering all genres and the whole of the UK, SeatChoice.com provides links to tickets, meal deals and theatre breaks from a wide range of reputable suppliers. In addition to providing links, SeatChoice.com conducts real-time searches of price and availability for many shows.

Over thirteen million theatre tickets are sold each year in London alone with increasing numbers of people choosing to buy online. However, using search engines often returns overwhelming and confusing results.

SeatChoice.com conducts real-time searches of theatre box offices and over 20 ticket outlets including leading ticket agents such as Encore, Ticketmaster and Keith Prowse as well as specialist theatre break agents and secondary ticket suppliers such as Seatwave, Getmein and Viagogo.

SeatChoice.com displays the ticket face value, the available discount, any applicable booking fees and the total cost of the tickets for each ticket supplier as well as displaying which suppliers don't have tickets for that performance.

Contact:
Jason Wyer-Smith
MAW Communications
215 Earlham Road, Norwich NR2 3RQ
07824 818242

GrMAP Launches Comprehensive Merchandise & Assortment Planning Tool to Improve Retail Forecasting


New Enterprise Software Suite Integrates with ERP or Works as Standalone Solution to Optimize Merchandise and Assortment Planning and Allocations to Maximize Profits.

New York, NY (March 22, 2011) -- GrMAP (www.grmap.com) today announced the release of a new enterprise software solution for merchandise and assortment planning (MAP) for mid- and large-scale retailers. Supported by Groupsoft US (www.groupsoftus.com), an international development team delivering complete retail solutions, including ERP implementations , supply-chain optimization, and business warehouse consulting; GrMAP can be used as a stand-alone merchandise planning solution or to supplement other enterprise resource planning (ERP) platforms such as SAP Retail and SAP AFS. GrMAP helps retailers maximize sales and optimize GMROI (gross margin return on investment) by delivering actionable data that enables assortment planning with pinpoint precision to improve in-stocks and reduce markdowns. GrMAP also provides granular insight to support effective inventory localization initiatives as well as seamless cross-channel planning for a fraction of the cost of other MAP alternatives.

To optimize GMROI, retailers need to surgically manage their inventory in order to minimize losses due to over-stocking and stock-outs. Surprisingly, even with sophisticated ERP and data warehouse software, many retailers can't access the data they need, so they export data into spreadsheets for inventory planning, which leads to inaccuracies, querying the wrong data elements, or using inconsistent and/or incorrect decision parameters, and other errors.

GrMAP’s merchandise assortment planning approach automates inventory planning for better GMROI with:

Integrated sales, margin, inventory planning and forecasting;
Improved SKU accuracy to minimize overstocks and stock-outs at the store level;
Localization so segmentation aligns with assortments based on demographics, geography, and competition;
Cross-channel planning across store, online, and direct distribution channels;
Reduced markdowns and increased margins; and
Faster, more efficient forecasting.

We created GrMAP as a means to conceptualize the merchandise and assortment planning process from a retailers’ perspective,” said Amitabh Nema, founder and creator of GrMAP. “While retailers have comprehensive inventory and stocking data captured in their ERP systems, they can't mine that data effectively for strategic planning. Rather than using spreadsheets, GrMAP allows retailers to make smarter inventory management decisions in a user-friendly and fully integrated system resulting in more accurate forecasts down to store, size, and color. Our success in Asia and other markets shows that we can increase GMROI for a fraction of the cost of an SAP, Oracle, or other competitive solution.”

Top Down and Bottom Up Planning (Assortment Planning)

The GrMAP Enterprise Version includes modules for Top Down planning, Bottom Up planning, and Allocation across multiple countries, report formats (including e-commerce), and currencies. Planning is based on Process Objects that map to logical groups of stores defined by the retailer, either by retail format, store grade, store assortment, store profile, or brand portfolio. Using Objects, retailers can plan capabilities at multiple levels of granularity, performing “what if” scenarios across multiple key components.

For Top Down planning, GrMAP provides a template to create higher-level strategic and lower-level detailed top-down plans. Strategy Planning is executed at the store and retail format level to set the annual budgets. Then, the Merchandise Plan is developed based on a product hierarchy, considering sales, inventory, and margin objectives. The Store or Location Plan is then developed for the Merchandise Hierarchy, with sales forecasts for each category in each location for any and/or all merchandise categories.

GrMAP’s Assortment and SKU planning module also synchronizes Bottom Up planning with SKU-level allocations in terms of number of units and assortment required to match the forecast. GrMAP has the ability to manage large volumes of data to plan down to the store level across multiple channels, helping buyers reconcile financial plans with bottom-up merchandising plans. It allows for comparison and tracking of in-season actual sales with forecasted numbers, re-forecasting as needed, suggests markdowns based on product lifecycle, substitution and discontinuations at the generic or SKU level, and much more.

Open to Buy

Also included is a comprehensive Open to Buy (OTB) suite that tracks forecasted sales versus receipts and inventory projections in order to arrive at an optimal Open to Buy on a weekly or monthly basis. There also is an Allocation and Replenishment suite that tracks perpetual inventory and ensures that optimum stocking levels are set for each location based on store fixture fills, forecasted sales, latest sales trends, promotional activity, seasonality, and other factors. The Allocation engine has multiple algorithms to stock stores based on sales performance, store priorities, store clusters, and other criteria, and it can be seamlessly integrated with the organization’s supply chain system. Lastly, GrMAP includes a suite of Analysis Planning Analytics to generate a wide range of analyses and reports at every phase of the planning and in-season cycles.

GrMAP has already been implemented in North America by a premium eyewear retailer, an international luggage brand, and a global manufacturer of sunglasses.

For more information, please visit www.grmap.com.

About GrMAP
GrMAP delivers an enterprise-wide merchandize assortment planning and analysis tool that helps retailers maximize sales and optimize GMROI by enabling localized stock and inventory planning with pinpoint precision. GrMAP is designed to supplement installed ERP systems or can be used as a standalone merchandise planning tool. It’s supported by Groupsoft US, international developers of complete retail solutions, including ERP implementations and consulting services, supply chain optimization, and business warehouse consulting. The company was founded in 2003 and has 100 team members serving mid- to large-sized enterprise customers in India, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, Europe, Canada, and the USA. For more information, visit www.grmap.com.

Contact:
Priyanka N
Groupsoft
(917) 975-9902

Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
(415) 259-5638