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3CX Delivers an Easy and Affordable On Premise Mobile Device Management Solution

Written by admin on Aug 30th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

Retain full control of sensitive location tracking data with 3CX’s new On Premise Mobile Device Manager for Windows Server

LONDON UK, 30 AUGUST 2013
 – 3CX, developer of the award-winning Windows VoIP PBX 3CX Phone System and mobile device management solution 3CX Mobile Device Manager, today announces the launch of the On Premise edition of 3CX Mobile Device Manager for Windows Server – an easy to deploy and inexpensive on premise mobile device management solution that allows businesses to retain full control of their mobile devices and location tracking data in a private cloud or on premise without the administration complexity.

“The demand for an easy to deploy and affordable on premise mobile device management solution is clear, yet has seemed to be surprisingly lacking in the market till now. The 3CX Mobile Device Manager On Premise edition provides businesses with an inexpensive and easy to manage solution”, said Nick Galea, 3CX CEO. “3CX Mobile Device Manager allows businesses to fully retain control of their data without the complexity and headache that other mobile device management solutions pose.”

Easy to Deploy and Manage

3CX Mobile Device Manager allows companies to leverage their Windows Server knowledge and infrastructure and thus deploy a mobile device management solution without the additional administration overhead.

Other mobile device management solutions are either optimised for hosted and thus difficult to install, require Linux knowledge or are prohibitively expensive.

Finally, an Affordable On Premise Mobile Device Management Solution

Many MDM vendors only offer cloud solutions, which drastically hinders businesses looking to retain control of their mobile data. On premise MDM solutions can be very expensive to purchase and difficult to deploy and manage. 3CX Mobile Device Manager differentiates itself from the competition as its On Premise edition is affordable and easier to deploy and manage, unlike some other cumbersome MDM solutions. Businesses are reducing their expenses and are therefore reluctant to pay the enterprise-level pricing and support the competition demands.

Meet Your Legal, Reporting and Internal Policy Requirements

Companies that need to retain full control of their data for internal policy reasons or are legally obliged to provide reports to HIPAA or SEC have faced a very limited choice of mobile device management solutions. Businesses who face these requirements have been forced to shelve their mobile device management plan or reluctantly move to a difficult to manage and expensive MDM solution. The 3CX Mobile Device Management On Premise edition addresses this market.

Private Cloud, On Premise or Hosted: Your Choice

Experience all the features of the On Premise edition of 3CX Mobile Device Manager for free for up to five devices. Downloading this edition is easy and only takes a few minutes. Read the step by step guide on how to get started, the installation and configuration manual and user manual.

Check out the Hosted edition of 3CX Mobile Device Manager by signing up for a FREE 5 device account! The 3CX MDM pricing can be seen here. Visit the 3CX Mobile Device Manager website at www.MobileDeviceManager.com and find us on Facebook.

About 3CX (www.3CX.com & www.MobileDeviceManager.com)
3CX is the developer of 3CX Phone System and 3CX Mobile Device Manager. 3CX Phone System is an open standard unified communications platform for Windows that works with standard SIP phones and replaces any proprietary PBX. 3CX Phone System is more manageable than standard PBX systems and delivers substantial cost savings while increasing productivity. Some of the world’s leading companies and organizations use the 3CX Phone System, including Boeing, the Caterham F1 Team, Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Harley Davidson, and MIT. 3CX was named a CRN Emerging Vendor in 2011 and 2012 and has been awarded CRN’s 5-Star Partner Program rating in 2013. 3CX has also been awarded Windows Server Certification and won the Windowsnetworking.com Gold Award, the Windows IT Pro 2008 Editor’s Best Award and a Best Buy Award from Computer Shopper.

3CX Mobile Device Manager is an inexpensive hosted and on premise mobile device management solution that allows businesses to easily manage, secure, monitor, find and track their iOS and Android smartphones and tablets from an easy to use dashboard. 3CX has offices in Australia, Cyprus, Germany, Hong Kong, Malta, South Africa, the UK and the U.S. Visit us at: http://www.3cx.com, and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/3CXPhoneSystem & www.facebook.com/3CXMobileDeviceManager.


Do You Like Your Job? Tell Us Here!

Written by admin on Aug 29th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

Take part in our survey and get your own free report!

(Oxford, August 29th 2013) The iOpener Institute for People and Performance, the specialist workforce performance consultancy, is compiling a global index of organizations with the happiest employees.

If you take the short survey (which is completely anonymous) you’ll immediately get a free report comparing your Happiness at Work against iOpener Institute’s global database.  Please remember to say which organization you work for.  The survey can be found at http://bit.ly/1bWL9fy.

The results will be analyzed and the top 50 companies will feature in the Index, to be published by a well-known global media partner.

By taking part in our study you will be helping ensure that your organization pays increasing attention to employee well-being.  So please take the survey and pass it on to your friends and colleagues. You can also spread the word by joining in the conversation on Twitter and Facebook, and help take Happiness at Work up the corporate agenda!

About the iOpener Institute

The iOpener Institute is a consultancy that helps you achieve business objectives faster by maximizing the performance, productivity and happiness of key people at all levels.

For further press information, please contact Charles Oven at Lindsell Marketing on

+44 (0)207 402 0510

charlie@lindsellmarketing.com  


Sacramento Bee Debuts New California Capitol Alert Insider Edition

Written by admin on Aug 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

SACRAMENTO, CA – This week The Sacramento Bee debuts its Capitol Alert Insider Edition app for iPhone and iPad.  Capitol Alert Insider Edition was created to give those whose work depends on what happens at the California State Capitol all the inside information they need to do their jobs.

 The “Insider” app will provide breaking news alerts, political coverage and The Bee’s popular blogs to readers anywhere, anytime. As California heads into the 2014 elections, it will help users keep up with the fast-moving and sometimes chaotic world of state politics.

“Our chief mission with this product is to be useful,” said The Bee’s Political Editor Amy Chance. “We want to provide insiders with early information, cut through the Twitter clutter and put key information about the Legislature and California politics at their fingertips on a mobile device.”

Key features of the app are early access to the Field Poll results and a pre-publication peek at The Bee’s opinion section. By 8 PM each evening, Bee editorials on state topics, Jack Ohman’s political cartoons and Dan Morain’s column will be available in the “Insider Access” section.

 Looking for information on the California Legislature? The Bee has compiled a directory, which provides a quick look at each lawmaker and email access to their schedulers and staff.

A curated Twitter feed sends out only the key voices you need to hear to follow the California political conversation.

“The Bee has long been a journalistic force in Capitol coverage, reporting the news and holding politicians accountable even as many media outlets left town during the recession. This app continues our coverage commitment and allows our audience to stay on top of news easily all day long, every day,” added The Bee’s Executive Editor Joyce Terhaar. 

The Capitol Alert Insider app is available for iPhone or iPad for $19.99 a month or $199.99 a year.  For more information and to purchase, go to:sacbee.com/insider.


The Ultimate Guide to Secure and Prosperous Life

Written by admin on Aug 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

PRESSS RELASE (8/28/2013)- A new book about the key principles and rules, adhering to and following which people can attain the secure and prosperous lives, entitled “The Ultimate Guide to Secure and Prosperous Life”, has been written by international development consultant with over 20 years of experience in the area socio-economic development of transitional and developing countries.

Although there exist many motivational books and guides focusing on particular aspects of human life (such as books about how to become reach, make friends, lose weight, stay healthy, avoid certain dangers, heal particular illnesses, etc.), there does not seem to exist a book that encompasses all main aspects of living in one manuscript in a sufficiently brief form so that it is easy to navigate and to use in practice – a niche that this book purports to occupy.

The book is based on an assertion that there are few key principles, adhering to which in their everyday lives people can ensure the security and prosperity of their lives. The book begins with the definition of these principles and then proceeds to discussing the rules that follow from the principles for various aspects of individual and social life. The rules are provided for individuals, groups thereof, and countries. The book concludes with the description of the recommended international rules that the countries are advised to follow, and of the proposed enforcement mechanism for the rules. 

More specifically, the book defines the following main principles that everyone should adhere to for ensuring a secure and prosperous life:

  • Everyone should act in support of everyone else on the planet no matter who or how far away they are (“Everyone Supports Everyone” principle);
  • The establishment of and support for a family shall be taken great care of by everyone; and
  • The key principles as well as the rules of behaviour following from them need to be promoted and enforced.

The proposed rules to be followed to ensure implementation of the main principles listed above are grouped in the following major categories:

  • Proposed rules for individuals, including a series of rules for dealing with other individuals and the society in general; and the separate rules for individual in the family, including the rules for creation of one’s family and making it a success;
  • Proposed rules for social groups and countries, including the main rules on the basis of which the internal and external relations of a country should better be based; and
  • Proposed international rules, including the proposed mechanisms for rules’ adoption and enforcement.

The contents and the initial chapters of the book are provided on the project’s page on crowdfunding site RocketHub.com. Everyone interested in further details of the book and in supporting its publishing is encouraged to visit the project’s pages at the following internet address: http://www.rockethub.com/projects/31656-support-to-publishing-the-ultimate-guide-to-secure-and-prosperous-life#description-tab.

Links to follow:

Twitter:           @ulianb 

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=45241226&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Facebook:       https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002569188667


Deutsche Bank Championship To Use Ping4alerts! To Keep Fans Informed During PGA TOUR Playoff Event 

Written by admin on Aug 28th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

DBC is using the free ping4alerts! mobile app to reach golf spectators with exclusive content and to keep fans safe in the event of quickly moving weather events.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

August 28, 2013 – Nashua, NH

The Deutsche Bank Championship, the second event of the FedExCup Playoffs, begins next Wednesday at TPC Boston. Beginning this year, tournament attendees will receive news, alerts, and multimedia updates about the tournament through a cutting edge mobile alerting system called ping4alerts!. This alerting system uses smartphone’s location services capabilities to deliver relevant and informative content based solely on the user’s location. Important event information, exclusive content, special deals, and even opportunities to win prizes will be delivered right to the hands of spectators throughout the tournament. Best of all, no personal information or opt-­in is required – users just download and go.

Norm Archer, VP of Marketing for Ping4 Inc., said, “We are honored to be a part of such a storied tournament . We can’t wait for the spectators to see how their experience will be enhanced.”

Ping4alerts! has recently been adopted by a number of Massachusetts public safety agencies to notify citizens and visitors alike of events going on around them. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), the Town of Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard and Worcester County are just a few of the Commonwealth’s communities to join the Ping4 Inc. family.

“Our goal with the Deutsche Bank Championship,” said Archer, “is to raise awareness about the free ping4alerts! app and to demonstrate its unique and powerful messaging capabilities in a fun, safe environment.”

About Ping4 Inc.

Ping4 Inc., is a Nashua, New Hampshire software company utilizing the latest in push technology to deliver real-­‐time, location-­‐based, multimedia alerts to any iOS or Android mobile device.  Public safety agencies license the platform to keep citizens informed of extreme weather events and other fast-­‐moving situations. Consumers are not required to give up any personally identifiable information. User identity is 100% protected. More information is available at www.ping4.com.

About Deutsche Bank Championship

The Deutsche Bank Championship, New England’s premier PGA TOUR Playoff event held over Labor Day weekend, will welcome 100 of the PGA TOUR’s top golfers to TPC Boston in Norton, Mass. The Championship, now in its 11th year, has generated more than $24 million for the Tiger Woods Foundation, which supports underserved students through educational programs, and local New England charities. Details on all ticket options are available at www.dbchampionship.com.

Contact: Norm Archer, Director of Marketing

E-­‐Mail: Norm.Archer@ping4.com

Phone: (207) 251-3713


The Force is Strong with Pets: Petco Launches Star Wars™ Pets Fan Collection

Written by admin on Aug 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: San Diego, CA (September 2013) – Petco announces the launch of the Star Wars Pet Fans collection. No need for Jedi mind tricks; the complete line of collars, leads, apparel and toys, co-designed by Petco and Lucasfilm, will have pets obeying all commands in order to get their paws on this one-of-a-kind collection, available in all Petco and Unleashed by Petco stores and online at petco.com.

Star Wars is, and will always be, a cultural icon, and Petco is proud to be able to collaborate with Lucasfilm on co-developing such a unique line of products for pets that is only available at Petco,” says Elisabeth Charles, Chief Marketing Officer from Petco Animal Supplies. “Many Star Wars fans have taken it upon themselves to create fantastic costumes for their pets, and now Petco offers products that are not only creative and fun, but also safe for pets.” 

The complete line of products include:

  • Dog hoodies: Whether pets prefer the company of Chewbacca or a Jedi like Yoda, or instead enjoy the dark side with Darth Vader, or play it neutral like Boba Fett, these hoodies are sure to keep dogs sporting their Star Wars spirit all year.
  • Dog and cat neckwear: Every Star Wars fanatic needs a nifty necktie to spice up their wardrobe and now both dogs and cats can have one too! These themed neckties and bow ties will make sure pets are more handsome than Hans Solo himself. For a more casual look, Star Wars print dog bandanas allows pets to sport their spirit in any situation.
  • Pet beds: Although pets may not be able to cuddle up with the Ewoks on Endor, they can still fulfill their emotional needs with a comfy Star Wars bed in either a Yoda or Darth Vader theme.
  • Cat toys: Cats get their fix and they don’t even have to head to the cantina on Tatooine. Catnip mouse toys dressed as Chewbacca, Yoda, Darth Vader or Stormtroopers, as well as themed ball and teaser toys will keep cats mentally alert for hours.
  • Graphic tees: Star Wars characters come to life in these comfy, cotton graphic t-shirts. Choose from classic Star Wars print, Darth Vader, Yoda or Princess Leia. Each T-shirt comes printed with a timeless Star Wars quote.
  • Headpieces: Yoda ears and Princess Leia buns for pets? It’s a dream come true with these adorable headpieces for dogs and cats that are sure to turn heads.
  • Dog toys: Pets don’t have to be Luke Skywalker to do battle with the Dark Side. Keep dogs entertained for hours with various dog toys that are themed both good and evil. Choose from Stormtroopers, Darth Vader, Jabba the Hutt, Chewbacca, Yoda, Boba Fett, C-3P0, or R2-D2.
  • Collars and leads: Dogs will love the matching collars and leads in Princess Leia pink, Death Star print, Yoda green and Star Wars hero blue. All four prints come in cat collars too!  
  • Darth Vader Fair Isle sweater: Fans with a flair for a classic look will love this this vintage-esque Darth Vader sweater. The Dark Side never looked so good!

To find a store near you or to purchase Star Wars-themed pet products, visit www.petco.com/starwars (site will be live September 1, 2013).

About Petco

Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that provides the products, services and advice that make it easier for our customers to be great pet parents. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,200 stores nationwide and in Puerto Rico, including more than 50 Unleashed by Petco locations, a smaller format neighborhood shop, and www.petco.com.  The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has raised more than $110 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 350,000 animals every year.

Lucasfilm, the Lucasfilm logo, STAR WARS and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © 2013 Lucasfilm Ltd.  All rights reserved.  All other trademarks and trade names are properties of their respective owners.


Sensory Announces a TrulyHandsfree™ User Experience between Bluetooth™ Accessories and Connected Devices

Written by admin on Aug 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases
Sensory Announces a TrulyHandsfree™ User Experience between Bluetooth™
Accessories and Connected Devices


No touch experience connects to mobile phones, PC’s, and tablets

PRESS RELEASE: SAN JOSE, Calif. (August 27, 2013)-  Sensory, Inc., a leader in speech technologies for consumer electronics, announced today the availability of Sensory’s industry leading TrulyHandsfreeTM Voice Control 3.0 solution for Bluetooth devices.  When coupled with TrulyHandsfreeTM Voice Control 3.0 on smartphones or computers, this new release enables an integrated and seamless voice user experience when moving from a Bluetooth device interface to a handset or computer interface.

Earlier this year Sensory introduced exciting new features in version 3.0 of TrulyHandsfreeTM Voice Control, including

•    Trigger to Search Capability
•    Ultra-Low Power Deeply Embedded Implementations
•    User Defined Triggers and Passphrases
•    Embedded Speaker Verification and Identification Targeting Small Footprint Clients

These features may be viewed here: http://youtu.be/Kjp2QpgkIT4

Sensory has now implemented Sensory’s TrulyHandsfreeTM technology in the BlueGenie™ solution for Bluetooth products, including extending the same compelling “always listening” experience the market is now embracing in smartphone releases from major vendors.  Further, the computer or handset and Bluetooth product can share the enrolled user-defined wakeup trigger, as well as the seamless handoff of following speech for computer or handset commands, or cloud-based search.  This gives the user one unified speech recognition experience, whether using the handset/computer or a Bluetooth headset or HFK.  The user is no longer required to have unique interface setups for every device.

For example, the user could say “Hello Blue Genie check battery” to hear the battery level of the headset, or “Hello Blue Genie music player” to control a voice-enabled music player, or “Hello Blue Genie what time is it in Tokyo?” to check the time in Japan.  The actions are performed using the appropriate resources in the headset, handset or cloud for the request issued in a transparent and responsive manner leading to a simple, yet rich user experience.
 
“Sensory’s fully integrated user experience is the ultimate expression of a TrulyHandsfree™ Voice User Interface. It’s what users intuitively expect from their mobile and desktop computing products”, said Bill Teasley, Sensory’s Vice President of Engineering. “This seamless experience sets the standard for wearable computing, and avoids the need for pausing or waiting to complete commands”

Press inquiries: bbrafman@sensoryinc.com.

TrulyHandsfree and Blue Genie are trademarks of Sensory, Inc. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are those of their respective holders.

About Sensory, Inc.
Sensory, Inc. is the leader in speech technologies for consumer products, offering a complete line of IC and software-only solutions for speech recognition, speech synthesis, speaker verification, music synthesis and more. Sensory’s products are widely deployed in consumer electronics applications including Smart Phones, Automotive, Bluetooth™ products, toys, and various home electronics. The company can be found on the web at www.sensoryinc.com.


Food Safety Lawyer Ron Simon Files First Four Cyclospora Lawsuits In Texas, Nebraska, and Ohio Linked to Contaminated Leafy Greens

Written by admin on Aug 26th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE (8/26/2013)- Houston-based national food safety lawyer Ron Simon has filed the first four Cyclospora lawsuits in Texas, Nebraska, and Ohio stemming from a multi-state outbreak linked to leafy greens produced in and imported from Mexico by Taylor Farms.  The tainted greens were served at Olive Garden, Red Lobster, and several independent restaurants and have now been linked to illnesses in over 600 victims across 22 states.  Copies of the lawsuits are available upon request.

Smith Lawsuit Filed in Texas

Mr. Simon filed the first Texas Cyclospora lawsuit in Harris County on behalf of Kennon and Lyndsay Smith against Bob’s Taco Station, Taylor Farms, and Max Luna Produce. 

The Smiths, who lead physically active and healthy lives, consumed tamales and tacos with lettuce and cilantro at Bob’s Taco Station in Rosenberg, Texas on July 6, 2013.  Shortly thereafter, they began experiencing symptoms consistent with Cyclospora poisoning, including nausea, persistent diarrhea, fever, headaches and dehydration, abdominal cramping and stomach pain, muscle pain, severe bloating and gas, persistent fatigue, and loss of appetite.  

The Smiths endured their illnesses for nearly one week, believing they were suffering from some form of food poisoning that would resolve within a matter of days.  But when their symptoms did not improve, they called on a family physician to prescribe medication.  Even after taking the prescribed antibiotics, the symptoms did not subside.  They again sought medical attention at a local clinic and were treated with additional medication.

By late July, the Smiths became very concerned because their symptoms still had not resolved and Kennon had lost significant amounts of time from work.  Kennon again sought medical treatment which included a stool test. Those test results later confirmed that Kennon had tested positive for the Cyclospora parasite.  As a result, Lyndsay was also treated for Cyclospora poisoning. 

The Smiths were later contacted by health officials from Fort Bend County and recorded as a part of the Texas Cyclospora outbreak. 

May and Sanguinetti Lawsuits Filed in Nebraska

Mr. Simon filed the first two Nebraska Cyclospora lawsuits in Lancaster County on behalf of Laurenda and Richard Sanguinetti, a mother and her son, and Erin May, a pregnant mother-to-be.   All three victims consumed tainted salad served at the Olive Garden restaurant located at 90 Gateway Mall in Lincoln, Nebraska. 

The Sanguinettis are residents of Midlothian, Texas who became ill shortly after their meal with extreme diarrhea, vomiting, bloating and gas, nausea, fever and chills, dehydration and related headaches, body aches and cramping, loss of appetite, anxiety and dizziness, and weight loss.  Both Laurenda and Richard attempted to self-treat their illnesses initially, thinking they had a virus or the flu.  But when their symptoms did not subside, they both sought medical care at Mansfield Methodist Hospital. 

Richard’s stool test came back positive for the Cyclospora parasite.  Once his results became known, doctors began treating both Richard and Laurenda for Cyclosporiasis.

Shortly after her meal at Olive Garden, Erin May also began to experience diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, fever and chills, dehydration, loss of appetite and related weight loss.  She was initially diagnosed with gastroenteritis, and thereafter her symptoms were deemed to be pregnancy-related.  But by mid-July, it became obvious that the symptoms were not improving and there was another more serious underlying condition.  She again sought treatment from her primary care physicians and provided a stool culture. 

Her test results arrived on July 12th and indicted that she had tested positive for the Cyclospora parasite.  At that point, Erin was diagnosed with cyclosporiasis.  She was prescribed the sulfate-antibiotic Bactrim for two weeks.  The decision to treat her with Bactrim was complex, given the considerable controversy regarding treatment of a pregnant woman with a category C drug.

Richard, Laurenda, and Erin were subsequently contacted by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and informed that they were part of the Nebraska Cyclospora outbreak linked to consumption of salads at Olive Garden. 

Haren Lawsuit Filed  in Ohio

Mr. Simon filed the first Ohio Cyclospora lawsuit in Lucas County on behalf of Justin Haren, a 35-year old resident of Toledo.  According to the lawsuit, Mr. Haren consumed salad he had purchased at an Olive Garden on May 28, 2013.  Shortly thereafter, he started to experience nausea, diarrhea, stomach cramping, bloating, loss of appetite, and fever.  He initially attempted to ride out the illness, but when his symptoms did not improve, he presented to an Urgent Care facility in Maumee, Ohio on June 23, 2013.  He was diagnosed with gastroenteritis.  He received follow up treatment at Springforest Family Physicians the next day, where additional testing was performed.  Test results would later show that Mr. Haren had tested positive for the Cyclospora parasite.  In July, still suffering the effects of Cyclospora poisoning and having lost 20 pounds, he presented to Wellstar Paulding Hospital and received additional treatment.

Mr. Haren subsequently received a call from Ohio State Health department informing him that we was part of a nationwide Cyclospora outbreak.

Ron Simon Representing Cyclospora Victims Across the United States

Ron Simon’s services have been sought by hundreds of Cyclospora victims linked to this outbreak.  His clients are among the 610 confirmed victims in 22 states who have been recently sickened with Cyclospora according to the CDC.  http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/outbreaks/investigation-2013.html 

According to the CDC website, Cyclospora is a parasite that is commonly spread by ingestion of food or water contaminated with feces.   http://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/gen_info/faqs.html

Mr. Simon issued the following statement this morning: “These Cyclospora lawsuits will ensure that our clients are fairly compensated for the trauma they have endured, and will also shed light on cracks in the food safety system that allowed this to happen.  Feces should never be found in food, and we will keep fighting until all food imported to the United States is clean and safe for consumption.

About Ron Simon

Over the last 20 years, Ron Simon has prosecuted thousands of food poisoning cases for victims across the United States.  His work has resulted in numerous upgrades to food safety procedures in Fortune 500 companies and in legislation designed to protect consumers from dangerous food-borne pathogens. 

Mr. Simon and his clients have been featured on NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and virtually all other major television networks and print media.   Mr. Simon has collected over $600,000,000 for his clients and regularly publishes articles about food safety and litigation at www.myfoodpoisoninglawyer.com, which are read by viewers in over 180 countries.  He frequently serves as an invited speaker at food-borne illness conferences across the United States.

Through litigation, media commentary, and his food poisoning publications, Mr. Simon relentlessly challenges food companies to do a better job in making our food safe.

For media inquiries or more information on this outbreak and ongoing litigation, please contact Ron Simon directly at (713) 819-8116 or ron@simonluke.com or Tony Coveny at 713-306-3880 or Tony@simonluke.com


AlgoRates.com Programer Shares Insight Into Highly Profitable Fund

Written by admin on Aug 26th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

LONDON, UK – An Algorates.com programer has recently revealed one of the computerized methods incorporated into their trading robots, which the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch has named the, “most profitable trading robots in the market today.”

During the past several years, AlgoRates.com has successfully employed its sophisticated algorithmic trading software with remarkable success. Recently, the Boston Globe (Business, Markets) reported that, “AlgoRates.com… correctly predicted [Gold’s] price decline and by January 2013, the fund had sold the majority of their gold holdings prior to this year’s downturn.” (Boston Globe, boston.com, Business, Markets, August 02, 2013)

While the details involved in AlgoRates’ algorithmic programs remain a highly guarded secret, “one methodology we can talk about is called Technical Analysis,” explains Alex McLaren, an assistant programer at AlgoRates.com in the United Kingdom. “In essence, it is a methodology for the forecasting of future prices according to past data and trends in the marketplace.”

With Technical Analysis, computer systems and analysts search through thousands of bits of data and charts for what is often referred to as a “trend”. When they find a trend, it must be validated by additional technical indicators. Some indicators measure the strength of the trend, giving insight into how strong buyers/sellers are in the market. “Assisted by complex algorithmic programs and very powerful processing capabilities developed by our specialists during the past decade, we incorporate Technical Analysis in our daily work as we search for trends in the forex, stocks and commodity markets,” says McLaren.

“When our system spots a chart pattern in the currency markets, like a triangle or a ‘head and shoulders’, we follow it in order to validate it and then act. The big move occurs when the pattern is broken, namely when a very important resistance or support line in the pattern is breached.”

According to McLaren, this happened last May. “Since mid-2012 until May 2013, the AUD/USD had traded within a range mostly between 1.0175 and 1.0575. According to Technical Analysis, when a range is broken, a move of at least equal to the range itself is about to follow. When this rectangular looking range was broken last May, the AUD/USD plummeted even fifty percent more than the range within 20 days.”

Indeed, after a short corrective move, the AUD/USD continued in a downward trend, smashing multiple support positions. Having predicted this move in early May, AlgoRates.com sold the Australian currency and recorded significant profits for their customers.

While they are not the only fund to employ Technical Analysis to predict market movements, AlgoRates.com’s sophisticated computer processing capabilities managed by a highly experienced brokerage staff has given them a significant edge, making them one of the most consistently profitable funds of the past year.

Technical analysis is based on three main assumptions: 1. all known relevant information in the market is already priced in; 2. prices move in trends; 3. history tends to repeat itself.

History repeats itself, in the main, because human nature does not change. The former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill once noted that the further one looks into the past, the further one can see into the future. Traders are often motivated by greed and buy stocks which they feel are undervalued or will soon rally and gain in value. They sell stocks, currencies or other assets sometimes quickly or irrationally when they fear that they might have made a mistake or the rally has reached its end.

In order for Technical Analysis to be most effective, all information known in the market should already be priced into the market. According to McLaren, “the larger the pool of investors, the more accurate is the prediction since the fundamental market data is known to a greater number of people.” The most liquid and traded market in the world is the currency market, and therefore, McLaren believes that Technical Analysis has the greatest potential for successful implementation in this market.

© 2013 Der Spiegel für Geschäftsreisende, Hong Kong Bureau. Preprinting of this news article is permitted in part or in full.


The Five Biggest Mistakes Made When Hiring an Okaloosa County Criminal Defense Lawyer

Written by admin on Aug 24th, 2013 | Filed under: Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE (8/25/2013)- Whether located in Crestview, Fort Walton Beach or Destin, Florida criminal defense lawyers have busy law firms. Yet, many are not following the steps needed to properly represent you. Here are the five biggest mistakes consumers make when hiring a Florida DUI & criminal defense lawyer:

1) Not learning about criminal law legal procedure.

This is a critical mistake for several reasons. Your lawyer should be able to explain each step of what will happen to you next. Many consumers retain legal counsel only to end up calling, emailing and meeting endlessly because the process is never explained by the legal team. The “not knowing” can be extremely stressful. Criminal prosecution is extremely dangerous for the person arrested, and both client and loved ones suffer far more when unprepared for the delays and uncertainty of the criminal justice system.

Tip: Your lawyer should provide written materials, videos, and emotional support materials for you and your loved ones. You need to understand each step of the legal process, provide written documentation about what happened, dress precisely for any and all court appearances, and manage your stress according to a proven stress management program.

2) The truth most do not want to hear: your legal counselor is not your emotional counselor.

Pareto’s law, often called the 80/20 Rule, should always be kept in mind: 80% of what lawyers do only produces about 20% of the result in a legal matter. Why are criminal defense lawyers so notoriously unproductive? Client hand-holding.

Many clients continue to surf the Internet, email daily, call constantly and have an unrealistic belief that lots of attorney-client contact will keep them informed and, thus, reduce stress. However, this simply is not true. Weeks or even months will pass before your DUI or criminal defense lawyer can provide certainty regarding every aspect of your case, from plea offers to defenses.

As a result, most DUI and criminal defense clients (and especially their family members) become frustrated and begin to externalize blame rather than take effective measures to control their own personal psychology.

Your lawyer cares, but you need a hard-nosed strategist, not chat buddy. DUI & criminal defense cases are extremely serious, and the lawyers who handle them are trained to be deeply analytical and emotionally detached.

The best DUI & criminal defense lawyers are aware of their client’s emotional needs and some have even created programs for clients and their families.

Tip: Find out if the law firm has a system for dealing with the stress of criminal prosecution, and examine it carefully. Very few have detailed stress reduction systems, and you are going to need one. Everyone needs their hand to be held occasionally – just make sure your lawyer isn’t the one holding your hand.

3) You hire a solitary jack-of-all-trades rather than a specialist, who knows how to build high quality legal defense teams.

The medical profession uses medical teams, and the best lawyers and law firms use legal teams to get the best possible result for you. Moreover, many states, like Florida, have a certification program administered by the state bar association. The Florida Bar has two (2) specialization programs in criminal law: criminal trial law and criminal appellate law. However, many people Google for a Florida DUI specialist, but there is no specialization program for Florida DUI law.

However, regardless of the type of criminal law case you have, a team-building criminal law specialist is more familiar with the Rules of Criminal Procedure, the case law, fact patterns, as well as dangers and pitfalls, a less experienced attorney might miss.

Tip: Hire an attorney who is criminal law specialist who only practices criminal law, or one who has a practice which is eighty (80) percent criminal defense law or more. Better, hire one with experience leading and building high quality legal teams with actual trial experience.

4) Delay.

Problems do not get better over time, and, in criminal cases, delay can mean the difference between a negotiated dismissal and a record that will be with you forever. Worse, many people get sentenced to imprisonment each day in Florida solely because they tried to handle a criminal case DIY. The only time you should even consider a “Do It Yourself” approach is if you are comfortable with an unexpected jail sentence. There is a reason we call it “Courthouse Surprise.”

Tip: Here is a simple rule of thumb regarding whether you need to hire a lawyer to defend you in Florida: can you legally be sentenced to imprisonment? If your paperwork has a court date and the possibility of jail or prison time for your charge, hire an attorney immediately.

5) Price-based shopping and monthly payment plans.

Criminal defense attorneys expect to be paid up front, except in unusual circumstances involving extremely high legal fees (over $25,000.00).

Yet many attempt to negotiate lower fees or monthly payment plans. Everyone wants a good deal, but if you succeed, this is a warning flag for two reasons.

First, if your DUI or criminal defense lawyer cannot stand up and say “no” to a lay person, do you think they can stand up to the prosecutor? Not at all.

Second, clients who “fee dicker” have lower in-house Client Ratings. Remember, just as you are rating potential attorneys, most law firms have much more experience rating prospective clients. A lower Client Rating means less time and attention to your case.

Why? Lawyers hate both payment plans and “fee shoppers.” When accepting a reduced fee or payment plan case, the lawyer will have to work longer and harder to make up for the reduction in fee or delay in payment. There is only so much time in a day, and additional “free” initial consultation mean less time available for existing clients. Specifically, the ones who owe money or paid a reduced fee.

Tip: Pay your legal fee up front and you will always go to the front of your criminal defense lawyer’s mind.