Miss Cougar International Crowned at Hedonism II

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

Amy Luna Manderino of Berkeley CA won the title of Miss Cougar International on Friday, April 1, 2011, at Hedonism II Resort & Spa at Negril Beach in Jamaica, during International Cougar Week, March 27 – April 2, 2011. Previously she won the titles of Miss Cougar California and Miss Cougar San Francisco East Bay.

Amy Luna is an award-winning choreographer and ethnic dancer and has toured internationally as Artistic Director and principal dancer of her two dance companies, Lunatique and Shuvani. She has performed bellydance, flamenco, salsa, and bollywood dance at exotic locations worldwide. She is the creator of the “Play for a Lifetime” music method, which she currently teaches at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, CA. She is also a rescue scuba diver, motorcyclist, nature and wildlife photographer, and member of American Mensa, the high IQ society.

Cougars are more than just a pretty face,” says Amy Luna. “We're the total package-passionate, confident, and FUN!” She is available for interviews with the news media by emailing or by calling 415-507-9962. Her website is http://www.amyluna.com.

International Cougar Week was co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization, and many other organizations. Anyone wishing more information about this and many more events and vacations for cougars may visit http://www.CougarEvents.com or call 415/507-9962. Anyone wishing more information about Hedonism II may visit http://www.hedonismresorts.com.

Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903
Tel: 415-507-9962

Movea Sees Success with Miniaturised 9-axis Inertial Measurement Unit

MotionPod provides a fast track motion sensing solution for customers in health and fitness, gaming, and sports applications.

Grenoble, France - April 08, 2011 -- Movea, a world leader in motion technology, has created a wireless, miniaturised, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) that uses MEMS sensors to accurately measure 9 Degree-of-Freedom (DOF) motion with a PCB module that is about the size of a small wristwatch. The MotionPod™ is a patented hardware solution for motion sensing that incorporates a 3-axis accelerometer, a 3-axis gyroscope and a 3-axis magnetometer in fully integrated package complete with software and wireless interface. The miniaturized MotionPod is now an off-the-shelf component, ready to be used in a wide range of applications including fitness, gaming, and sports. It is also successfully being used by RM Ingénierie, a subsidiary of the CEGEDIM Group, to enable a new generation of groundbreaking joint assessment and rehabilitation applications.

The MotionPod is a perfect solution for the health and fitness market,” explained Sam Guilaumé, Movea's CEO. “This nine-axis sensing device provides precise, real-time angular information with a dynamic accuracy of 1 degree, enabling very accurate measurement of rehabilitation and fitness activities. We're very excited that RM Ingénierie has selected Movea's MotionPod for their innovative rehabilitation solution.”

RM Ingénierie, which specializes in medical and paramedical management software, uses Movea MotionPods in their Physical Rehabilitation solution. The MotionPods capture limb movement and provide precise information on limb orientation and mobility. MotionPods provide a fast and accurate record of a patient's progress to be used for biofeedback into evaluation and exercises, making limb rehabilitation interesting and fun by engaging the patient.

Pierre Foucault, CEO at RMI, explained, “Our speciality is in creating software for medical applications. MotionPods provide us with exactly the data we need from the sensors without us having to invest time and effort in the details of how it is obtained. This is a perfect plug and play solution that helps us get to market quickly secure in the knowledge that we can rely on the Movea’s expertise in motion technology.”

A single MotionPod can provide information like range of motion, rotation, speed, and acceleration. Multiple MotionPods can also be networked to gather information simultaneously from different parts of the body for applications such as performance analysis and full body motion capture. The MotionPod measures 33x22x15mm (1.3”x0.8”x0.6”) and weighs 14g (0.5 oz). It is designed to clip onto a strap for easy attachment to the body or even to be patched directly onto the body.

Each MotionPod has a built-in, 2.4GHz wireless transmitter that uses Movea's proprietary wireless technology to deliver a range of up to 30m (100 ft) with very low power consumption to maximise battery life, providing up to 8 hours of usage. Data from the MotionPod is transmitted wireless to a receiver that’s connected to a computer via a standard USB connection. Up to 32 MotionPods can be connected to a single MotionController.

The MotionPod comes with Movea's SmartMotion™ Development Kit (SMDK) which provides a Windows-based API allowing application developers, systems integrators and OEMs to rapidly integrate and customize the use of wireless multi-sensors in their applications. It also includes a companion application, the MotionDevTool™ that has an intuitive graphical user interface for real-time visualization and integration.

The MotionPod and SMDK leverage 20 years of experience in motion technology to transform the raw data from the sensors into easy to use information for solution providers,” added Sam Guilaumé. “Our SmartMotion technology takes care of all of the sensor configuring and data fusion, enabling the equipment maker to concentrate on their area of expertise. Application developers across the board from physical rehabilitation and sport medicine to biomechanics and medical research centres now have access to an off-the-shelf, complete motion sensing solution that is ready to deploy into final products.”

Pricing for MotionPod and SmartMotion Development Kit are available upon request, please contact sales@movea.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

Pricing for BioVal, the physical rehabilitation solution developed by RM Ingénierie is available upon request, please contact contact@rminformatique.comThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.

SmartMotion by Movea
Movea is a leading provider of motion processing chips, software, firmware, and IP for the Consumer Electronics industry. Movea's unique motion processing capabilities enable customers and partners to quickly add motion intelligence to their products, meaning reduced risk, cost, and Time-to-Market for delivering compelling new motion-based features that create more end-user value. Movea has a global reach with headquarters in Grenoble, France, a U.S. subsidiary in Silicon Valley, California, as well as technology partners, manufacturing partners and distributors around the world. Further information about Movea can be found at www.movea.com.

Movea contact: Nigel Robson, Vortex PR, Tel: +44 (0) 1481 233080, E-Mail: nigel@vortexpr.com

SmartMotion, MotionPod, MotionController and MotionDevTool are trademarks of Movea SA

Business Controls Launches New Website

(Greenwood Village, Colorado) April 8, 2011 -- Business Controls, Inc. (BCI), the country’s leading anonymous reporting solutions, consulting and corporate investigations firm, has launched its new website to bring more insight in an instant.

BCI felt it was time to update its website to match its unparalleled technology, the MySafe™ family of anonymous reporting solutions. With its tagline “Insight in an Instant” BCI can continue to deliver the information that Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) professionals need.

"This initiative is right in line with what BCI is all about," said President of BCI, Steve Foster. "We are leaders in what we do, and our technology is what continues to keep us on top; but our main communication vehicle, our website, wasn't as effective as it should have been. Our continued growth depends on our ability to share our expert knowledge with the public, and the public are searching the internet for information more and more everyday. We are now poised to meet the public's information needs concerning risk management and litigation avoidance, instantly."

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 http://www.BusinessControls.com.

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

Cougar Cruise to the Bahamas, December 2-5, 2011

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

Adult Cougars (older women) and Cubs (younger men) of all ages are invited to cruise to the Bahamas, December 2-5, 2011, aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sky, departing from Miami. The 3-night cruise visits Nassau and also NCL's private island, Great Stirrup Cay.

"Last year's Cougar Cruise to the Bahamas was so much fun," says Rich Gosse, Executive Producer of http://www.cougarevents.com, "we are doing it again. The Cruise will be one of two grand prizes that will be awarded to the winner of the title of Miss Cougar America at the National Cougar Convention, April 29, 2011, at Greenhouse Nightclub in New York City. The second Grand Prize will be a week at Hedonism II Resort & Spa in Jamaica.

The cost is $331 per person, cruise only, inside cabin, based on double occupancy. This includes port charges and taxes. Anyone who wishes to avoid the singles supplement will be matched with roommate.

The Cruise is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world's largest non-profit singles organization; and by http://www.SinglesTravelCompany.com, CST# 1002864-10. Anyone wishing more information about the Cougar Cruise to the Bahamas, National Cougar Convention, and other cougar events, may contact Rich Gosse at 415-507-9962 or visit http://www.cougarevents.com. Anyone wishing more information about affordable singles tours and cruises to exotic destinations worldwide may visit http://www.singlestravelcompany.com or call toll-free 1-888-286-8687.

About The Society of Single Professionals:
Society of Single Professionals is the events division of American Singles Education, Inc., world's largest non-profit singles organization. We are the only organization that runs events for singles worldwide, on 6 continents. Our Singles Travel Company division organizes dozens of affordable group tours for singles each year, to exotic destinations worldwide. We also operate The Singles Podcasting Network, featuring interviews with major authors and experts on dating and the single lifestyle.

Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903
Tel: 415-507-9962

Researchers Unveil HIV Persistence & Reservoirs Meeting Advanced Program

Toulon, France - April 08, 2011 -- Despite major improvements in life expectancy and quality of life with antiretroviral therapy, today’s treatment cannot cure HIV infection. To try to eradicate HIV from infected individuals, researchers must figure out where the virus hides and how persistent infection is established in these sites. They have also to screen and test new kinds of drugs able to reach HIV in its ‘dormant’ state.

The prospect of efficiently controlling HIV persistence in infected persons without permanent antiretroviral therapy is the hard task a group of researchers has addressed since 2003. By organizing every 2-year the “International Workshop on HIV Persistence, Reservoirs & Eradication Strategies”, they sum-up their current advances in the field.

The Steering Committee has just announced the preliminary program of the next edition of the workshop, to be held December 6-9, 2011.

Understanding the mechanisms of HIV persistence implies molecular biologists, virologist and immunologists to work together. Then, this leads to new strategies that are implemented by clinical researchers. This preliminary program therefore includes top researchers from these different areas, coming from USA, Europe and Australia. These 3 days meeting will go from the animal models of HIV persistence to the currently ongoing trials of gene therapy. It will combine state-of-the-art presentations, un-published data submitted by participants, and extended time for discussion.

The previous workshops have been very successful with more than 150 top class scientists from all across the globe attending it. The workshop is an excellent opportunity for these delegates to interact and share information with other researchers, governmental agencies, patients representatives and pharmaceutical companies.

About the Workshop:
The top scientists who have devoted their efforts to this workshop include: Alain Lafeuillade, Department of Infectious Diseases, General Hospital, Toulon, France, José Alcami, AIDS Immunopathology Unit, Institute of Health "Carlos III", Madrid, Spain; Monsef Benkirane, CNRS, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Montpellier, France; Nicolas Chomont, Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute, Port Ste Lucie, FL, USA; Tae-Wook Chun from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Bethesda, USA; David Margolis, University of North Carolina, Chapell Hill, USA; Robert Gallo from The Institute of Human Virology, Baltimore, USA; Marie-Lise Gougeon, Antiviral Immunity, Biotherapy & Vaccine Unit, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France; Mario Stevenson from the University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine, Miami, USA; and François Barré-Sinoussi, Pasteur Institute, Paris, France, 2008 Nobel Laureate for Medicine.

Alain Lafeuillade
General Hospital
Toulon, France
Ph: +33-4-94616340