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

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.

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 ( with Botox Training, the IAPAM Advanced Botox/Filler Training, Aesthetic/Cosmetic Laser Training ( and the IAPAM hCG 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 ( 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

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

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 ( or by contacting:

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


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

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, says fans with deep pockets may still be able to find seats by shopping around. 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

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.


For further information please contact:

Jason at MAW Communications on 07824 818242

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Notes to editors:

Individual ticket searches carried out on the 8th March 2011

Covering all genres and the whole of the UK, provides links to tickets, meal deals and theatre breaks from a wide range of reputable suppliers. In addition to providing links, 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. 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. 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.

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