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Volunteer Tax Program’s Happy Returns

Written by admin on Mar 31st, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES 03/31/14 — Oakland, CA. — An old cliché lists taxes as one of life’s dreariest certainties.  But a happy surprise awaited an Alameda County resident who had his tax returns prepared at no cost by IRS-certified volunteers at one of the Alameda County Social Services Agency (SSA’s) offices.

“I had no idea that my refund would be $26,218,” recalled Jose Sanchez, an Oakland resident.  “The tax preparer is the person who told me that I could file an amended return for all those other years and possibly get more money back.  I had no idea that money was even owed to me. That’s money I can use to help my family.”

Dana Jenkins, a coordinator for SSA’s tax preparation site on Enterprise Way in Oakland, said preparing Mr. Sanchez’s returns created “a musical moment” for the site’s volunteers.  

“This is one of the many great moments we experience during this time of the year,” she added.  “It’s like Christmas.” 

To encourage more filers to join in that spirit, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Dublin) will visit the Agency’s tax preparation site at the Eden Multi-Service Center on April 5, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. A 2010 study by the New America Foundation found that the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) was often “left on the table,” costing low-income residents and the state’s economy $1 billion annually.

SSA’s program ends for the 2013 tax season on April 14, 2014.  For tax preparation hours and locations see the SSA website.

Ms. Jenkins explained that Mr. Sanchez had been having his returns prepared at the Enterprise site since 2010. “This year, he had received his Social Security card for himself, his wife and one of his children, which made them eligible for the EITC and other credits. So we prepared his 2013 taxes with his social security number and amended his prior year (2010 – 2012) returns with the Social Security numbers.”  

With the help of a grant from the United Way of the Bay Area, SSA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) preparers help tax filers receive larger tax refunds by claiming the credits they have earned.  The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is provided to working families and single or married individuals.   Individuals and households whose 2013 income was $52,000 or less qualify for the EITC and no cost tax preparation services. Additionally, families and individuals may be eligible for other credits.  Last year SSA’s No Cost Tax services returned $2.5 million to low income County residents.  

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Substance Abusers in Pinewood, FL Finally Have a Helpful Resource

Written by admin on Mar 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES 03/28/14 — Locating a specialized substance abuse treatment recovery and rehabilitation facility just got much easier for the residents of Pinewood, FL. Before the Pinewood Adolescent Rehab Helpline was established, teenagers could be confused about where they could go for help with addiction. Talking about your problems is never easy, but it can be even more difficult when those problems revolve around substance abuse and addiction. Many are embarrassed or angry that they let addiction take such an influential role in their life so asking for help isn’t always an attractive option, but it is the smartest option.

It can be helpful to ask friends and family for advice, but chances are someone’s friends and relatives are not certified addiction rehab counselors like those at a drug rehab center. Getting help from a professional is usually the best option for those who want to recover as quickly and safely as possible so they can get back to living a healthy and productive life. Nobody should have to spend their days wallowing in the cloud of addiction when there are so many great treatment programs available.

Teenagers who have problems with substance abuse are encouraged to call the helpline at (305) 396-8453  or visit the website at www.alcoholismtreatment-pinewood.com to learn more about how drug and alcohol recovery can assist young people from all walks of life achieve their goal of getting sober. Beating addiction isn’t something that can be achieved over the weekend. It takes a serious commitment to not just reaching sobriety, but remaining sober for good. Working with specializes addiction counselors increases the chance someone is able to overcome their disease and the helpline is designed to help place teenagers in the best situation to succeed.

About the Pinewood Adolescent Rehab Helpline:

When drugs and alcohol threaten to take complete control over someone’s life, the best course of action is to get help with the problem. The Pinewood Adolescent Rehab Helpline is an excellent resource for someone who needs to find reliable addiction recovery help. Call today at (305) 396-8453 or send an email detailing your situation to mail@alcoholtreatment-pinewood.com for more information.


Marco Island Rehab Helpline Assisting in the Fight Against Teenager Addiction

Written by admin on Mar 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES 03/28/14 — Drugs and alcohol are such a big issue because they are remarkably easy to get hooked on but often extremely difficult to stop using. In plenty of cases, the most difficult aspect of the entire recovery process is not the actual act of not using drugs or alcohol, but finally admitting that you have an issue in the first place.

Plenty of young adults are unable to view their drug and alcohol usage from an objective point of view. This means they are often unaware of when drug and alcohol use is spiraling out of control. However, thanks to the Marco Island Adolescent Rehab Helpline, there is hope for those who want to take the next step in their recovery.

By contacting the helpline at (239) 970-6886 or by visiting the website at www.alcoholismtreatment-marcoisland.com, anybody can find out more about the numerous drug and alcohol treatment programs which can help turn their life around. The Marco Island Adolescent Rehab Helpline is intended to be a helpful resource for someone who is looking for reliable substance abuse and addiction help. Asking for help isn’t easy, but it truly is a crucial part of the recovery process.

It’s hard enough to get sober without having to go it alone so put your faith in experienced addiction professionals. Experts at drug and alcohol rehab centers have all the necessary qualifications to help people from all walks of life achieve sobriety so call today and turn your life around once and for all.

About the Marco Island Adolescent Rehab Helpline:

Those looking for drug and alcohol addiction relief should call the Marco Island Adolescent Rehab Helpline today at (239) 970-6886 or send an email to mail@alcoholismtreatment-marcoisland.com for more information. The helpline is an excellent resource for anyone looking for a treatment center which can turn their life around. Overcoming substance abuse is a possibility when you receive assistance from the right source so take charge today!


An Innovative Helpline in Ives Estates Pointing Addicts in the Right Direction

Written by admin on Mar 29th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES 03/28/14 — Wandering through life abusing substances is so wasteful and nobody should have to go through it all by themselves. The problem is, drug and alcohol abuse is an easy pattern to fall into. The Ives Estates Adolescent Rehab Helpline is one such resource teenagers can use to help locate legitimate drug and alcohol rehab help in order to turn their life around.

The problem with substance abuse in Ives Estates, FL is that people had very few opportunities when it came to finding information about drug and alcohol abuse that was trustworthy. Most were forced to attempt to beat addiction on their own only to realize that overcoming addiction is a challenge.

The new helpline is changing all of that however, as addicts are urged to utilize the helpline in order to find an addiction rehab center that can offer recovery. Putting yourself in the best position to succeed is vital in order to attain sobriety and the helpline is a resource that can help anyone find a drug rehab center with experience assisting people from all walks of life.

Adolescents in particular are urged to give the helpline a call as the sooner a person overcomes substance abuse, the sooner they can turn their life around. Drugs have the distinct ability totally control someone’s ability to make rational decisions.

The helpline can be reached at (305) 396-8793 and it is completely toll free. There is also a helpful website which offers even more details about how ending a substance abuse problem with drugs and alcohol can help someone live a long and productive life. Visit it at www.alcoholismtreatment-ivesestates.com to learn more.

About the Ives Estates Adolescent Rehab Helpline:

The secret to overcoming drug and alcohol substance abuse once and for all is finding a drug rehab center that offers a legitimate shot at success. The Ives Estates Adolescent Rehab Helpline is a resource for those who are in search of a reliable drug and alcohol rehab center. Call today at (305) 396-8793 or send an email to mail@alcoholismtreatment-ivesestates.com for more information about all the benefits of rehab.


A New Helpline in Cutler Offers Hope to Drug Addicts

Written by admin on Mar 28th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES 03/28/14 — Wandering through life abusing drugs and alcohol is a total waste and it’s not fair for someone to have to fight it alone. Unfortunately, surrendering to substance abuse is very easy but quitting is incredibly hard. The Cutler Adolescent Rehab Helpline is one such resource adolescent addicts can use to help find valuable drug and alcohol rehab help in order to turn their life around.

It used to be that people in Cutler, FL had very few options when it came to finding dependable information about drug and alcohol abuse. Many were forced to attempt to beat substance abuse on their own only to discover that overcoming addiction is not a walk in the park.

The new helpline is improving all of that however, as addicts are encouraged to use the service in order to find an addiction treatment center that can help. Putting yourself in the best position to succeed is paramount in order to achieve your goals and the helpline is a resource that can help anyone find a drug rehab center with experience assisting people from all walks of life.

Teenagers in particular are encouraged to give the helpline a try as the sooner someone beats addiction, the sooner they can start living a healthy and productive life. Drugs have the unique ability to completely control someone’s ability to make rational decisions.

The helpline can be reached at (786) 629-1979 and it is completely toll free. There is also a helpful website which offers even more details about how ending an addiction to drugs and alcohol can help someone live a long and productive life. Visit it at www.alcoholismtreatment-cutler.com to learn more.

About the Cutler Adolescent Rehab Helpline:

The secret to overcoming drug and alcohol addiction once and for all is finding a drug rehab center that offers a legitimate shot at success. The Cutler Adolescent Rehab Helpline is a resource for those who are in search of a reliable drug and alcohol rehab center. Call today at (786) 629-1979 or send an email to mail@alcoholismtreatment-cutler.com for more information about all the benefits of rehab.


SkyTouch Expands Market Awareness at International Hotel Technology Forum in Spain

Written by admin on Mar 28th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES: PHOENIX, Arizona (3/28/2014)—SkyTouch Technology announces today that Vice President of Sales, Jacob Buckstead, will join an esteemed panel of hotel and technology industry leaders at the upcoming International Hotel Technology Forum 2014 to be held in Barcelona, Spain April 1-3, 2014. Buckstead will provide expert insight into innovations in technology and their impact to hotel property management systems as well as rate management.

“It’s a great honor to be a part of an esteemed panel of hotel and technology experts from around the globe,” says Buckstead. “I’m looking forward to sharing our perspective on cloud, web and mobile technology’s impact on hotel management and also exploring what others are doing to impact changes in the industry.”

Jacob Buckstead, an inventor of technology patents and published author in industry trade magazines, leads the SkyTouch Technology team that develops enterprise relationships for large-tier and international accounts. His extensive experience and subject matter expertise will lend a unique perspective to the proposed panel discussion points:

  • Can cloud technology reduce the need for on-site IT support?
  • Public vs private cloud
  • Cloud native vs cloud based
  • Choosing the right partner for cloud PMS – globalization, geolocation, regulations
  • Information governance in the cloud

As demonstrated in the Global Hotel Industry Survey 2013: Technology Initiatives and Investment Decisions, the leading trend in the industry is the importance of technology initiatives that enhance operational efficiency of hotels. Through this “PMS Systems Migrate to the Cloud” discussion, Buckstead will expound upon the contributions that SkyTouch Technology is making towards these initiatives.

The SkyTouch Hotel OS platform is known for offering an intuitive and economical solution that is quick to implement, simple to learn, and user-friendly.  It has become the most widely used cloud-based property management system in the world, with more than 5,600 installations in hotels worldwide. Through our commitment to continuous innovation, research and development, SkyTouch Technology builds on that experience to offer a simple yet powerful technology solution, including the addition of seamless connections to distribution services and distribution management options, to hotels across the industry.

Post conference, Buckstead will be available for interviews regarding information, research, and trends for the hotel and technology industry gathered at the show sessions and from mindshare meetings while in Europe.  

About SkyTouch Technology 
SkyTouch Technology offers cloud-based technology solutions to more than 5,600 hoteliers to help improve their efficiency and profitability. The SkyTouch Hotel OS solution is an affordable, full-featured platform providing property, rate, and distribution management tools in use by more than 50,000 hospitality professionals around the globe. The SkyTouch Technology team brings more than 1,000 combined years of hospitality industry experience and an award-winning training program to the marketplace – serving customers in seven countries. For more information about SkyTouch Technology, visit http://www.skytouchtechnology.com

SkyTouch, SkyTouch Technology, SkyTouch Hotel Operating System and SkyTouch Hotel OS are proprietary trademarks and service marks of SkyTouch Solutions, LLC.

©2014 SkyTouch Solutions, LLC  All rights reserved.


AmpliTech Enters E-Commerce World

Written by admin on Mar 28th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES (3/28/2014) – AmpliTech Group, Inc. (OTCQB:AMPG) (“AmpliTech” or the “Company”), a trusted provider of RF/microwave, microelectronic, MMIC, and low noise amplifiers for critical and high-reliability, wireless and commercial applications, announced that it has entered the rapidly growing E-commerce arena. There is an increasing trend of buyers today looking for a quick solution to their problem without going through layers of company people to get what they need. Whether they are commercial or government organizations or just plain end users, AmpliTech has implemented a secure shopping cart on their website with a powerful search engine to make it easier to buy our high performance amplifier products. “Most of our standard products are superior in performance to our competitor’s best products so we believe customers can now have a very efficient way to obtain our amplifiers which are available from stock at AmpliTech or at a distributor”, stated AmpliTech Technical Sales Manager, Mick Syed. We are also an ISO 9001:2008 certified company so we meet the internationally recognized quality standard that our international customers also require. CEO Fawad Maqbool stated, “We believe that this E-commerce friendly site will boost AmpliTech’s visibility as we move into expanding our product lines from the low volume niche products to the higher volume commercial applications in the near future. Our strategy is to continue moving in the direction of increasing sales and exposure and this is just another way we will accomplish this.”  View the video “AmpliTech on TV” to learn more about AmpliTech or visit our website http://www.amplitechinc.com.

About AmpliTech Group, Inc.

AmpliTech Group, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures custom and standard state-of-the-art RF components for the International Commercial, SATCOM, Space, and Military markets. These designs cover the frequency range from 50 kHz to 40 GHz – eventually, offering designs up to 100 GHz. AmpliTech also provides consulting services to help with any microwave components or systems design problems. Our steady growth over the past 10+ years has come about because we can provide complex, custom solutions for nearly ANY custom requirements that are presented us. In addition, we have the best assemblers, wires, and technicians in the industry and can provide contract assembly of customers’ own designs. Website: http://www.amplitechinc.com

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AmpliTech Group, Inc.
35 Carlough Rd. #3
Bohemia, NY 11716
Website: http://www.amplitechinc.com
Phone: 631-521-7831
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Stress-free Discipline author Judith Bonner returns to Close-Up Talk Radio

Written by admin on Mar 28th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES 03/28/14 — Imperial Beach, CA – According to James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, the average father spends only 15 minutes a week interacting with his child in a quality way.

Unfortunately, children don’t develop self-discipline through osmosis. Studies have shown that delinquent behavior begins with parents who don’t invest enough time engaging their children. It’s up to parents to provide that discipline, to set boundaries and establish consequences for their children’s behavior.

Judith Bonner is the author of Stress-free Discipline, an authoritative guide for parents seeking effective ideas for raising their children. The book teaches parents how to appropriately discipline their children through a long-term plan for bonding and personal growth.

“Discipline is hard work,” explains Bonner. “What I’m proposing is hard work for one month until you develop the appropriate habits. Once you build a relationship, you can begin setting expectations and reward every step in the right direction.”

For parents who dread the idea of discipline, Stress-free Discipline gives clearer insight into how to strategically raise children. Stress-free Discipline helps parents develop a more responsible leadership style, offering a path to creating an interactive, adoring, loving family.

“That kind of happiness only happens when your skill level as a parent matches the task set before you,” says Bonner. “Once you have love built up, children are willing and motivated to make changes, and as the child grows, the parents grow.”

The solutions found in Stress-free Discipline are simpler than you may expect. It simply requires a mindful commitment. Bonner recommends starting children on her program in the second grade.

“What I see happening with people is they are growing and it’s that growth that I’m most interested in,” says Bonner. “This was a labor of love. If I can impact anyone in a positive way I’m proud of it.”

Close-Up Talk Radio will feature Judith Bonner in a four-part interview with Jim Masters on April 1st at 3pm EST and April 8th at 2pm EST and with Doug Llewelyn on April 15th and April 22nd at 2pm EST.

Listen to the show www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio. If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Stress-free Discipline, visit http://www.judithbonner.com


Charlie Birch of Being Human Ally, Inc. to be Featured on Close-Up Talk Radio

Written by admin on Mar 28th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

 LIGHTNING RELEASES 03/28/14 — Boulder, CO – We’re taught from day one that hard work is the key to success – that rest is the opposite of productivity and play is the opposite of responsibility – so it’s no wonder that workaholism has quietly become one of the biggest problems facing our culture today.

Unlike drugs and alcohol, our culture reinforces our addiction to work, even at the expense of our physical health. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 76.2 million Americans suffer from some form of chronic pain. It isn’t hard to draw the connection.

Charlie Birch is the founder of Being Human Ally, Inc., a holistic coaching practice specializing in pain management and workaholic recovery. Through a one-on-one coaching program, which draws from Charlie’s own experience recovering from both chronic pain and workaholism, Being Human Ally helps clients restore a sense of balance in their lives and build a new sustainable lifestyle.

“What else could I be better qualified to help people with than the two things that were the hardest for me to overcome?” says Charlie. “I can relate to my clients and I can offer really clear advice. It worked for me and I’m not so different that it should only work for me.”

Charlie’s family is originally from the Washington D.C. area, a city notorious for breeding classic workaholics. Her parents, both management consultants, suffered from chronic back pain. A serious dancer as a young teenager Charlie herself, , suffered from mysterious chronic pain for 10 years but always assumed it was a genetic.

“I started doing research into emotional component of chronic pain,” recalls Charlie. “I realized I had all these rules around who I could be and what I was allowed to feel. It was really creating a lot of tension in my body. As I went through the process of learning how to deal with my pain, I realized I was a raging workaholic.”

Charlie says it was like she couldn’t give herself permission to relax and her pain would always come when she would try. Sound familiar? She pursued her education in somatic psychology and body-centered psychotherapy and launched Being Human Ally to help her clients envision a different life, a life that isn’t governed by your schedule planner or your pain. In addition to her individual sessions with clients, Charlie collaborates with businesses to promote organizational health.

“There’s nothing more important than your health,” says Charlie. “I’m proud that I was able to heal myself and use that experience to create something that helps other people.”

Close-Up Talk Radio will feature Charlie Birch in an interview with Doug Llewelyn on April 1st at 7pm EST.

Listen to the show www.blogtalkradio.com/closeuptalkradio. If you have a question for our guest, call (347) 996-3389.

For more information on Being Human Ally, visit http://charliebirchprojects.com/


New Helpline Provides Substance abuse Recovery Information for Young Adults

Written by admin on Mar 28th, 2014 | Filed under: Press Releases

LIGHTNING RELEASES 03/26/14 —Teenager drug and alcohol substance abuse has long been a serious problem in Lutz, FL. Each day countless adolescents regularly abuse drugs and alcohol. Until recently, little information was available for young adults seeking to overcome their alcohol and drug dependency. A new helpline has been established in Lutz to end this vicious cycle and give teens with substance abuse issues hope for a brighter future.

Parents and their teens can access the helpline by calling (850) 396-0897. The helpline gives teenagers the opportunity to speak directly to certified substance abuse professionals. These highly-trained experts can provide information drug rehab, guidance and support. The helpline is available 24/7 and additional information can be found on its corresponding website at www.alcoholismtreatment-lutz.com

Timing is crucial, when it comes to effective rehab. Rehab facilities provide a variety of treatment options including individual and group therapy, dual diagnosis, drug and alcohol detox, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mandatory education programs. Although a heavy emphasis has been placed on helping teens find assistance, adults can also use the helpline to find proper help. Addiction can ruin the lives of anyone regardless of age, race, gender or social standing. The helpline gives addicts a fighting chance to overcome their disease and take the first steps on the road to sobriety.

About the helpline:

Reversing the vicious cycle of drug and alcohol abuse is an important issue in Lutz, FL. That’s why a   new helpline has been established to provide teens and young addicts with the information they need to get proper help from an accredited drug and alcohol rehab facility. The helpline is available at all hours and can be accessed by calling (850) 396-0897 or visiting www.alcoholismtreatment-lutz.com.