Health, Diet and Fitness

The Fitness Challenge Foundation Launches Initiative to End Childhood Obesity Epidemic

Author: The Fitness Challenge Foundation
Dateline: Wed, 24 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Fitness Challenge Foundation has taken the initial step towards getting our nation's children in better shape. The not-for-profit organization has partnered with the California State University system to implement a first of its kind initiative that will provide physical activities programs for elementary schools. This innovative model is already being considered by numerous other states who want to replicate the program.”



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LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Fitness Challenge Foundation has taken the initial step towards getting our nation's children in better shape. The not-for-profit organization has partnered with the California State University system to implement a first of its kind initiative that will provide physical activities programs for elementary schools. This innovative model is already being considered by numerous other states who want to replicate the program.

"Because of budget cuts, most schools have not had the funding necessary to ensure that our children are receiving the proper amount of weekly exercise," stated John Abdo, spokesperson for The Fitness Challenge Foundation and renowned fitness expert. "This lack of activity combined with the trend toward sedentary after-school play has created the childhood obesity epidemic."

"Our children are at a critical juncture now," continued Abdo, an inductee into the Fitness Hall of Fame. "For the first time in our nation's history we are facing the possibility of our children having a shorter life span than their parents. We must take a proactive role and stop sitting back and watching our youth fall into a future plagued with preventable diseases. The program the Fitness Challenge Foundation is implementing is a model I hope to see replicated nationwide."

The Fitness Challenge Foundation has formed an innovative program that will provide instructors at no cost to the schools. The instructors will be a qualified CSU Kinesiology or equivalent student interns who will customize programs to fit their school's needs. The program will consist of Physical Activity instruction focusing on the core elements of the State FitnessGram test: strength, flexibility, and aerobic capacity and state PE standards.

The pilot test results proved the effectiveness of this program by demonstrating an average 25% increase in the FitnessGram test scores among participating students.

The Fitness Challenge Foundation has been overwhelmed with requests from 135 elementary schools who want to be included in the program. Currently, the Foundation will be able to offer the initiative to the 60 schools receiving the lowest FitnessGram scores, with hopes to expand the program in the near future.

To interview John Abdo about this program or for other tips about motivating children and families to begin a more active lifestyle, please contact Dr. Ken Dachman at 847-424-9150.

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Food and Beverages

JAVA JUICE(R) Liquid Coffee Extract – Toasts First Birthday at Outdoor Retailer

Author: Java Juice, Inc.
Dateline: Wed, 24 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “VENICE, Calif. - Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- in January 2006, Richard Karno, a Los Angeles-based organic coffee roaster, introduced a single serving packet of organic liquid coffee extract, which he named Java Juice. The shelf-stable, portable coffee packets were a great fit for the outdoor and travel industries, so Karno chose the 2006 Winter Outdoor Retailer, the leading outdoor industry event to showcase his invention.”



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VENICE, Calif. - Jan. 24 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- in January 2006, Richard Karno, a Los Angeles-based organic coffee roaster, introduced a single serving packet of organic liquid coffee extract, which he named Java Juice(R). The shelf-stable, portable coffee packets were a great fit for the outdoor and travel industries, so Karno chose the 2006 Winter Outdoor Retailer, the leading outdoor industry event to showcase his invention.

(c) Send2PressIt was a good choice. One year later, Java Juice (R) can be purchased through such industry giants as www.REI.com, Campmoor, Peregrine Outfitters and Adventure 16 to name a few! Websites that cater to extreme outdoor adventurers such as www.Backpackinglight.com and www.Powderfin.com made Java Juice(R) a MUST HAVE travel product. Suppliers to military personnel such as Brigade Quartermaster offer Java Juice(R) to soldiers as far away as Afghanistan who send a steady flow of fan letters thanking Java Juice(R) for the luxury of a great cup of coffee in the field. (Visit company website to read testimonial letters.)

*(Photo Caption: Java Juice(R) spring display box.)

At the 2007 OR Winter Market, Karno will again be demonstrating the virtues of Java Juice(R), including superior taste, ease of use, and sustainability (Java Juice(R) is made from fairly traded, and shade grown coffee beans). Each packet has a PSI rating of 190 pounds, rendering them virtually un-crushable in travel bags. Karno, an ex linebacker always draws a crowd at the OR booth when he crushes the packets in his fist to show their durability.

Jason Magnus, a typical Java Juicer and Primal Quest finalist said: "I carry packets of Java Juice and find some hot water (always free). Instant coffeehouse quality, coffeehouse caffeine, at a climbing bum's price!"

Java Juice's flavor is vastly superior compared with traditional coffee extracts. This is because Karno defied the usual practice of using commercial grade coffee beans to make his extract. Instead, he uses the same ultra high-grade organic beans he roasts for his coffeehouse customers. The result is smooth, full-flavored coffee taste in a product with go-anywhere convenience. To make Java Juice(R), fresh roasted beans are ground and brewed through a proprietary process using moderate temperatures. The extract is then packaged in single-use packets and flushed with nitrogen to make it oxygen-free and shelf-stable. No preservatives or additives are introduced during any part of the process. The result is an "on-demand" cup of organic coffee that hikers can carry in a pocket until ready to use.

"Until Java Juice, portable organic extract did not exist," explains Karno, whose commitment to progressive coffee standards includes sourcing only fairly traded, shade-grown, organic coffee beans. "With Java Juice, each packet you carry with you contains a cup of great tasting, organic and socially responsible coffee. What more can you ask for?"

Visit: www.javajuiceextract.com.


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Architecture

TMS Architects Build for the Future

Author: TMS Architects
Dateline: Tue, 23 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John W. Merkle, AIA and William H. Soupcoff, AIA of TMS Architects are pleased to announce that two of the firm's project architects, Shannon C. Alther, AIA and Robert J. Carty, AIA have been made partners in the 23-year-old firm.”



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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- John W. Merkle, AIA and William H. Soupcoff, AIA of TMS Architects are pleased to announce that two of the firm's project architects, Shannon C. Alther, AIA and Robert J. Carty, AIA have been made partners in the 23-year-old firm.

(c) Send2PressShannon has been a member of the firm since 1996 when he joined the staff as a draftsman. In the intervening years, he has received his Master Degree in Architecture from the Boston Architectural Center and was accredited by the American Institute of Architects in 2006. He served a project manager for the restoration of the Wentworth By The Sea Hotel and is currently involved in a number of challenging projects, including another major hotel restoration in York Beach, Maine. Shannon lives in Hampton, NH with his wife, Susan Wilbur and their daughter Susannah.

*(Photo Caption: Shannon C. Alther, AIA.)

Rob joined TMS Architects in 2003 and had worked previously with firms in Newton Centre, MA and Denver, CO before relocating to the Seacoast. Rob received his Masters Degree in Architecture from the University of Colorado at Denver and was also accredited by the American Institute of Architects in 2006. He is currently in the process of completing his LEED Certification (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) which will continue TMS's leadership in environmentally-sensitive design. Rob resides in Exeter with his wife Polly and their daughter Erin.

The entire TMS Staff welcomes Shannon and Rob in their new capacity as partners in the firm and are excited about future possibilities with these two talented architects involved in the firm's management and direction.

About TMS Architects
Portsmouth-NH based TMS Architects was founded in 1984 by John Merkle, AIA and William Soupcoff, AIA. TMS prides itself on solving problems better for its clients and delivering projects efficiently and economically. TMS Architects' designs include residences, with a specialty in waterfront homes and commercial projects for the financial, hospitality, private education and historic preservation sectors. TMS has been recognized with many awards for its work including an AIA NH Excellence in Architecture Award for the renovation of Wentworth By The Sea Hotel in New Castle, NH.

More information: www.tms-architects.com.

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Business and Social Networking

Everything in Life is Here – Life Experience Website Offers the Ultimate Blogging Experience

Author: Jixa LLC
Dateline: Tue, 23 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “CHINO HILLS, Calif. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Jixa LLC announces the release of Prapta.com, a growing database that allows users to share personal life experiences while earning points. Experiences ranging from eating an apple to hiking the Tyrolean Alps will inspire you to share your life experiences and set future goals.”



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CHINO HILLS, Calif. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Jixa LLC announces the release of Prapta.com, a growing database that allows users to share personal life experiences while earning points. Experiences ranging from eating an apple to hiking the Tyrolean Alps will inspire you to share your life experiences and set future goals.

(c) Send2Press"Our experience list currently contains more than half a million different human experiences, and that number grows daily as users add their own personal experiences," says co-founder Jason Lascurain.

More than just a website for friends and a place for a personal webpage, Prapta.com is a user-friendly site that allows users to store anecdotal accounts of personal life experiences while earning Life Points(TM). How will your personal accounts measure up against other's experiences? How many points will you earn? How will you rank against other website users?

"Prapta allows users to network, share life experiences, build a personal webpage, chat in real time, feed your competitive nature, and utilize widgets. A blogger's dream!" says Lascurain.

Enjoy our interactive webpage with dropdown menus, interesting icons, and drag and drop features. Personalize the site by rearranging page layout, changing backdrop, color, font, and font size. Blogging, uploading pictures, chatting, sharing life experiences, and playing the game of a lifetime has never been this fun and easy.

New, free, and growing, Prapta.com will continually add features that will help you enjoy the website! For more information please visit: www.Prapta.com.

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Networks and Encryption

Engate Delivers Unique Network Profiling Connection Management to Anti-Spam, Security Appliance, Router, Firewall and UTM Vendors

Author: Engate Technology Corporation
Dateline: Tue, 23 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Engate Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of next generation network profiling connection management security solutions, today announced the general availability of Engate MailSentinel(TM) to anti-spam software, security appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management vendors. The Engate solution empowers vendors to differentiate themselves by integrating Engate's proprietary Network Profiling Connection Management technology into their products.”



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Engate's Threat Preemption Technology Receives "Product of the Year" Award for Helping Vendors to Differentiate with 99.99% Accuracy at the Connection Level

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Jan. 23 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Engate Technology Corporation, a leading supplier of next generation network profiling connection management security solutions, today announced the general availability of Engate MailSentinel(TM) to anti-spam software, security appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management vendors. The Engate solution empowers vendors to differentiate themselves by integrating Engate's proprietary Network Profiling Connection Management technology into their products.

(c) Send2PressEngate MailSentinel(TM) enables vendors to deliver the industry's highest level of accuracy of 99.99% against all threats, including, spam, image spam, phish, zombies, denial of service, and directory harvest attacks with a false positive rate of 0.0002%.

In a related announcement, INTERNET TELEPHONY(R) magazine have named Engate's threat preemption solution as a recipient of the 2006 Product of the Year Award. The award was given in recognition of Engate's innovation in helping anti-spam software vendors, appliance vendors and equipment manufacturers of routers and firewalls, to preemptively stop malicious threats at the connection level -- prior to transmission.

"Engate's network profiling connection management technology delivers incremental value to hardware and software OEMs who wish to integrate preemptive email boundary security into their anti-spam products and reject a large proportion of spam before it reaches their customer's gateway and overloaded filters," said Michael Osterman, President of Osterman Research.

Differentiate with Unique Network Profiling Technology
Engate MailSentinel(TM) is an industry leading proprietary database of analytical information, culminating from 5 years of network profiling of spamming networks. Engate MailSentinel(TM) profiles offending networks and all IP addresses within an offending network; establishing "smart" rules to accurately block malicious traffic at the protocol level. Operating in real time and at network speeds, Engate efficiently accomplishes better accuracy and delivers preemptive protection with less than 12,000 rules; compared to IP blacklists which consist of 1.5 million entries and higher.

Engate MailSentinel(TM) is impervious to threats because it uses source information that cannot be forged or misrepresented. Engate MailSentinel(TM) segregates between legitimate mail servers, and all other network functions, thereby making accurate judgments about the legitimacy of inbound mail without processing delays. Only Engate's proprietary technology preemptively detects and permanently stops attacks from sources that have never previously sent spam -- such as zombies which represent more than 80% of the spam.

Lead the Industry with Preemptive Threat Protection
Engate has the only technology in the industry to preemptively block unwanted email from infested botnets. Residential botnets represent the largest increase in spam over the past year, whereby nineteen out of twenty of the largest spamming networks consist of residential broadband connections. Spammers compromise millions of computers and send an inordinate amount of spam from these "zombies" that should never be sending mail directly. Engate solves this problem by differentiating between legitimate and non legitimate mail transfer agents (MTAs). By doing so, Engate establishes permanent profiles of every IP address in an offending network, whether or not that IP address has sent spam. This results in the preemptive interdiction of inbound email from all illicit MTAs, thereby providing the most innovative approach to threat protection.

"Engate's network profiling technology provides an innovative approach to stopping email threats by moving the security boundary away from the enterprise application layer, and into the network infrastructure," said Wil Cochran, CEO, Engate. "Engate is impenetrable to threats because its proprietary technology uses protocol information that can never be forged, resulting in a permanent solution for all threats such as image spam, phish and botnets."

Augment Your Products with Innovative Connection Management
Acting as a network transparent intercepting proxy, Engate MailSentinel(TM) sits logically in front of the recipient's MTA; managing the inbound SMTP connection and determining the legitimacy of the source by analyzing the TCP header with a series of proprietary tests. Engate MailSentinel(TM) validates senders' networks; and transparently directs legitimate email to the protected MTA while interdicting offending email prior to transmission.

While Engate MailSentinel(TM) uniquely functions at 99.99% accuracy without capturing, storing or reading email content; Engate adds incremental value to content filters and application layer security products by radically reducing the volume of unwanted traffic prior to their receipt at the destination mail systems. Once email is determined to be legitimate, Engate forwards email to the receiving MTA for further processing, such as content filters, to identify objectionable material in legitimate email. The result is drastically smaller volumes of email that require application layer filtering, as well as a reduced load on the email infrastructure, setting a new benchmark for customer satisfaction.

Availability
Engate MailSentinel(TM) is available immediately to service providers and enterprises and can be licensed to anti-spam software, security appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management vendors. For more information, please contact Engate via email: info@engate.com, telephone: 775.745.7151, or visit the company's website: www.engate.com.

About Engate Technology Corporation
Engate Technology Corporation, winner of the IT Product of the Year award, delivers next generation network profiling connection management security solutions for service providers and enterprises; and can be licensed to anti-spam software, security appliance, router, firewall, and unified threat management vendors. With a leading vision of the email security boundary market direction, the company's flagship product, Engate MailSentinel(TM), delivers preemptive SMTP connection level protection against all threats. Engate's proprietary technology operates with or without disk drives, enabling OEMs to integrate threat preemption technology into hardware and software. Engate's Network Profiling Connection Management technology can be extensible to other protocols, such as Instant Messaging and Internet Telephony, delivering the best safeguard for today's and tomorrow's threats.

For more information, contact Engate at 775.745.7151, or visit the company's website at www.engate.com.

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Opinion and Commentary

People’s Chemist Expresses Concern about Artificial Sweetener – Manufacturer Not Happy

Author: Shane Ellison
Dateline: Mon, 22 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “SANTA FE, N.M. - Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Shane Ellison, an organic chemist and author of 'Health Myths Exposed,' asserts that a commonly used artificial sweetener may be harmful to our health. In a recent article, Shane bravely hypothesizes that it may 'explode internally.' He uses this term to describe its alleged potential to damage many parts of the body such as our DNA.”



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SANTA FE, N.M. - Jan. 22 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Shane Ellison, an organic chemist and author of "Health Myths Exposed," asserts that a commonly used artificial sweetener may be harmful to our health. In a recent article, Shane bravely hypothesizes that it may "explode internally." He uses this term to describe its alleged potential to damage many parts of the body such as our genetic map known as DNA - deoxyribonucleic acid.

Furious over his alleged claims, manufacturers of the popular sweetener stated that the information about Splenda(R) (sucralose) included in Shane's article contains many inaccuracies and false information. They asked him to "immediately discontinue any further dissemination of these false and damaging statements." They continued by saying that if he fails to take these actions promptly, that they would "consider the need for further legal action."

Known as "The People's Chemist," Shane is undeterred by such threats. He asserts that he is entitled to his own "hypothesis." Readers should understand that he is making no definitive statements. Instead, he is expressing his grave concern over this drug disguised as a sweetener. He feels that consumers have a right to know the whole story behind what may be a very dangerous scam in the artificial sweetener business - or not.

To learn about the sweetener that Mr. Ellison alleges may "explode internally" send a blank email to healthmyths@getresponse.com. (Contact Mr. Ellison for privacy policy information.)

Shane holds a Master's degree from Northern Arizona University in organic chemistry. He founded HealthFX Nutraceuticals (www.health-fx.net) and is an internationally recognized authority on therapeutic nutrition. Get his Life Saving Health Briefs and Real Natural Cures FREE at www.healthmyths.net.

His shocking and controversial book, "Health Myths Exposed 2nd Edition" is available at Amazon.com or www.healthmyths.net.


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Fine Art and Artists

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning Announces Provocative Art Exhibit That Examines Boundaries in the Contemporary Art Field

Author: Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Dateline: Fri, 19 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “QUEENS, N.Y. - Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) has assembled a group of 18 emerging artists in a new exhibition - The Field: Selections from JCAL's Artist Registry. The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, from 4-7 p.m. with a special performance by Tattfoo Tan. ”



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QUEENS, N.Y. - Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) has assembled a group of 18 emerging artists in a new exhibition - The Field: Selections from JCAL's Artist Registry. The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, January 27, from 4-7 p.m. with a special performance by Tattfoo Tan.

The contemporary artists were selected from JCAL's artist registry; themes, styles and type of media vary.

The exhibition serves to identify the artistic aspect of JCAL's constituency and to contribute to the review of current studio practices. Featured artists include Paul Anthony, Elia Alba, Soledad Arias, Suzanne Broughel, Vickie Byron, William Crow, Anujan Ezhikode, Jeph Gurecka, Yasmin Hernandez, Niizeki Hiromi, Juliet Kaye, Jason Lujan, Carmen Ruiz-Davila, Zoe Sheehan Saldana, Hyungsub Shin, Tattfoo Tan, Brian Ulrich, and Monika Zarzeczna.

This curatorial research demonstrates that contemporary art practice is oriented to object-making or to organizing convivial events. Many of the reviewed artists explore personal experiences with their immediate surroundings, involving discussions on environmental issues or socio-political issues of our current society.

"We create our environment, yet we are subject to the creation," Heng-Gil Han, the curator, said. "Being aware of our surroundings is a necessity of life."

Areas that are explored include: racism and identity, cultural bias and planned obsolescence, landscape transformation, eco-political issues, spirituality and death, and dream states.

Issues of racism and identity are explored through an array of artistic installations. For example, Elia Alba presents identity and race as constructs by juxtaposing masks on the faces of her photographic subjects;

Suzanne Broughel discusses issues of racism in America and honors Malcolm X; and Anujan Ezhikode produces a serene pictorial space in reference to his Indian cultural identity.

Other artists focus on the environment and transpose found objects into practical and useful items - Niizeki Hiromi recycles the plastic windows in mailing envelopes to create paper bags; and Hyungsub Shin braids electronic wires to make tendril sculptures evoking the images of rhizome and network.

Relational aesthetics has also been a hot issue in the recent New York City art scene. As a result, artists communicate feelings about critical issues such as consumerism, accumulation of wealth, inflation, and living in a capitalist society. For example, Brian Ulrich, artist, represents the consumer-culture experience such as loss, alienation, and emptiness in his large-scale photographs of retail stores, gigantic malls, and department stores.

Art is also confirmed as an ephemeral process and a social act of dialogue and communication. One ephemeral work is a group of tiny paper cut outs created by Monika Zarzeczna; her silvery, but barely noticeable figures will be installed on ordinary architectural structures, such as heat tubes and ventilation ducts. The audience, happening upon them, will likely be surprised and delighted by the prestigious, fragile and minuscule figures.

JCAL is housed in a landmark building owned by the City of New York and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with support from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin; the New York City Council; Council Speaker Christine Quinn; the Queens Delegation of the Council; Majority Whip, Councilman Leroy Comrie; and Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall.

JCAL's Visual Arts programs are supported by many generous contributors, including: Jerome Foundation; The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; JPMorgan Chase Foundation; Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation; National Endowment for the Arts; and New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

The exhibition, scheduled to run through March 27, is located at JCAL: 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432. For more information and directions, call 718-657-7400, extension 123, or visit www.jcal.org.

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Insurance

Buy Long Term Care Insurance Long Before You Need It, Experts Advise

Author: LTC Financial Partners
Dateline: Fri, 19 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “KIRKLAND, Wash. - Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The best time to buy long term care insurance is not retirement age but in one's 50's, 40's, or 30's, according to LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage. Why?”



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KIRKLAND, Wash. - Jan. 19 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The best time to buy long term care insurance is not retirement age but in one's 50's, 40's, or 30's, according to LTC Financial Partners LLC, the nation's most experienced long term care insurance brokerage. Why?

(c) Send2PressCEO Cameron Truesdell gives five reasons:

1. Get a policy before you can't. "Thousands of Americans are turned down for long term care insurance every year," says Truesdell. "They put off applying until health problems arise, when they may be uninsurable. That's like waiting until you have an accident to apply for auto insurance."

2. Save a bundle on premiums. "When you're young and healthy, rates are really low. If you wait 7 or 8 years, you may find that rates for a person your age have doubled." The younger you are when you lock in a rate, the less you'll pay overall, Truesdell emphasizes. "While insurance companies reserve the right to adjust rates for policies after they're purchased, the more reputable carriers -- which our organization represents -- maintain rate stability as covered individuals age."

3. Qualify for a Good Health Discount. "You could save 10% to 20% year after year if you're in good shape when you apply. This is in addition to the savings you enjoy if you buy when you're younger." The chances of qualifying for a Good Health Discount go down with age, Truesdell points out. "At 30 or under, a majority of applicants qualify; beyond 70, less than 20% do."

4. Protect your nest egg and lifestyle. "As more people live into their 80's, 90's, and beyond 100, long term health issues become more likely," Truesdell points out, and the resulting bills can quickly deplete one's life savings. "With long term care protection in place, you can live long and enjoy your prosperity without fear of sudden poverty."

5. Let Uncle Sam pick up more of the tab. "Tax deductions for LTC premiums increase as you age, while premiums remain stable," Truesdell says.

Information on age-based rates from multiple carriers is available from the LTC Hotline -- www.ltchotline.com/age-based-rates.html -- that is manned by Truesdell's network of over 240 experts. Inquiries are welcome from 30-something's as well as those in their 40's, 50's, 60's, or older.


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Music and Recording Industry

New Young Artists Concert Series Sizzles with Multi-Cultural Sounds and Stunning Performers

Author: Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning
Dateline: Thu, 18 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “QUEENS, N.Y. - Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning mixes the rich, vibrant and scintillating sound of four continents in its New Young Artists (NYA) concert series scheduled for Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m.”



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QUEENS, N.Y. - Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning mixes the rich, vibrant and scintillating sound of four continents in its New Young Artists (NYA) concert series scheduled for Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m. The NYA series will showcase African, jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, reggae, and Latin music; audiences can travel the world in just two days.

(c) Send2PressPerformers Francis Mbappe, Solade and Simona Premazzi will whet musical palettes through these astounding evening concerts.

Friday evening, Simona Premazzi will perform music from her recent recording, "Looking for an Exit." Premazzi is a young, fresh talent, who grew up artistically in Milan. She will tickle the ivories with Italian flair, fusing jazz and funk in her contemporary knock-out compositions. She studied with Fred Hersch, Jason Moran and Jean Michel Pilc, and also plays with Carol Sudhalter, among others.

On Saturday evening, Panama-born Argentinean triple-threat composer, singer and trumpeter Solade will rock the hall with her unique vocal blend of reggae and jazz with Brazilian overtones. Her performance has been stylistically compared to Billie Holiday in blue, Sade in sincerity, Bob Marley in funk and Miles Davis in attitude.

"The New York Times" calls her playing "streamlined and lyrical." On Saturday evening, she will perform selections from her CD - "Boro Song" - produced by FM Groove, Inc. - Mbappes's music-production company.

Also on Saturday, Mbappe and FM Tribe will perform selections from his recent recording "Celebration" - a new kind of music that blends many of the best elements of African music, jazz, funk, and rhythm and blues; Mbappe will be honored at the ceremony with a special reception on March 17 at 6 p.m. for his contributions to the world of music.

A sought-after bass player, Mbappe has graced the stage with musical greats such as Herbie Hancock, Manu Dibango, Fela Kuti, Ashanti Tokoto and many others. He appears on the renowned "Waka Africa" release which features Peter Gabriel. Mbappe also co-produced and arranged the album "Guido Vittale" for Koning Plank, featuring Annie Lennox and Dave Stewart, and worked on music for the film "Young Maestro" featuring Elizabeth Taylor.

A series ticket is $30 which includes admission to Friday and Saturday concerts and the special honoree reception; a single ticket is $20; the reception is $15; discounts are available on single tickets.

The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is housed in a landmark building owned by the City of New York and supported, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs with support from Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin; the New York City Council; Council Speaker Christine Quinn; the Queens Delegation of the Council; Majority Whip, Councilman Leroy Comrie; and Queens Borough President Helen M. Marshall.

Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is located at 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432. For more information and directions, call 718-657-7400 extension 152 or visit www.jcal.org.

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Movies and Film Making

A&R Select to Sponsor Film Music Event at Sundance Film Festival

Author: A&R Select
Dateline: Thu, 18 Jan 2007

freeNewsArticles Story Summary: “HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A&R Select, the leading independent A&R firm in Hollywood, has announced it will be a participant in America's leading independent film festival. A&R Select will sponsor an event highlighting 'Music for Films' at the Sundance Film Festival.”



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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Jan. 18 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- A&R Select, the leading independent A&R firm in Hollywood, has announced it will be a participant in America's leading independent film festival. A&R Select will sponsor an event highlighting "Music for Films" at the Sundance Film Festival.

(c) Send2PressThe festivities, held on January 25, from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m, at the Star Bar on Main Street in Park City, Utah, will be hosted by Matt Sorum of the superstar rock act Velvet Revolver.

In addition, A&R Select will throw a launch party for its sister publishing endeavor, A&R Approved, during the popular film festival. The event also celebrates one of A&R Select's recent success stories, recording artist JANA, who is currently received a 2007 Grammy nomination.

A&R Select (www.arselect.com) will also be touting music's role in film by providing compilation CD's featuring a sampler of A&R Select's top artists. This will give music supervisors and industry participants the chance to touch base with talented indie bands who could set the right tone for their films.

Promotional sponsors also include Monster Energy Drink and 944 Magazine. The event is being produced by Mixology, producers of GQ's Man of the Year activities, the Elton John Oscar Party, and L.A. Fashion Week.

For more information please contact Chelsea Marguerite via email at chelsea@arselect.com.

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