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Miami Lakes, FL Helpline for Troubled Teens Offering Guidance for Addiction Recovery

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

The troubled teen helpline for Miami Lakes, FL is changing the way adolescents find addiction recovery assistance.

LIGHTNING RELEASES 10/31/14 —  Struggling with a drug or alcohol problem is no way for a Miami Lakes, FL teenager to go through life. Getting help for a serious substance abuse issue is a much better option for those young adults who are serious about ending the cycle of addiction once and for all. By calling the troubled teen helpline at (305) 964-8740 as soon as possible, a teenager can begin to change the way they live by getting help from professional addiction therapists at adolescent rehabilitation facility.

Substance abuse is a terrible disease that can’t be ignored. Teenagers who let drugs and alcohol control their lives are not setting themselves up for success in the future. Only an adolescent rehabilitation facility with experienced counselors can help someone finally overcome addiction and start living a life to be proud of. There are many treatments provided by an adolescent rehabilitation facility so every young adult is encouraged to find the one which offers them the best chance at recovery.

When a young addict receives help from a teen treatment center, they are placed in the best position to improve their overall health and wellness. Living life with a drug or alcohol dependency can cripple a teen’s ability to grow physically and mentally. Don’t allow substance abuse to ruin your child’s life, call the helpline today. They can even help with teen depression!

About the troubled teen helpline for Miami Lakes, FL:

You can reach the Miami Lake Helpline at (305) 964-8740 or by sending an email to mail@troubledteens-miamilakes.com for more information about how an adolescent rehabilitation center can help any teenager reach sobriety.


HiQ Solar Receives “Best Venture” Award at NREL Industry Growth Forum

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

LIGHTNING RELEASES Santa Clara, Calif. 31st October, 2014: HiQ Solar, receives top honors at the NREL Industry Growth Forum. The event, in Denver Colorado, brought together 30 finalists from a field of 150 applying clean energy technology companies to compete before a panel of experienced investor judges. Each company was graded on factors including the quality of the product, market, business model and team. HiQ’s TrueString inverter is designed to reduce the cost of solar in 3-phase commercial PV installations.

“We’re thrilled to be awarded ‘Best Venture’ by the investor panel” said Dr. Lutz Henckels, CEO of HiQ Solar. “The team has successfully brought the product from conception all the way through to shipment, and such recognition from investors is very gratifying.”

About the Event:

The Industry Growth Forum hosted by the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) this week attracted nearly 400 investors, entrepreneurs, scientists and thought leaders to Denver.

More information can be found here: http://www.nrel.gov/news/press/2014/15418.html

About HiQ Solar:

HiQ Solar innovates in the area of solar power and renewable energy. Founded in 2009, the company draws on decades of industry experience in high-tech, with a veteran team from the precision communications test and measurement field. With a successful track record of bringing leading-edge products to market, we use a systematic approach to reliability and user-focused design. We are privately held and based in Silicon Valley, a world center for innovation.

More information can be found at: www.hiqsolar.com

Guy Foster

guy.foster@hiqsolar.com


End of Daylight Savings Means Darker Evenings Ahead

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

Keep a handy light with you in the dark hours with the Power Tek Flash Headlamp

LIGHTNING RELEASES 10/31/14 –Power Tek is on the campaign trail this November to let people know that just because you lose an hour of daylight this month does not mean that you have to give up hours of productivity. Their lightweight Headlamp offers hours of brightness to help get tasks done.

“One of the common rationales for having daylight savings time is for public safety,” states Jonathan Barraclough, President of Power Tek. “The irony is that the few weeks after daylight savings ends there are widespread reports of accidents from people trying to do their same tasks under different conditions. Many of the reported accidents involve motor vehicles, but many others are preventable around the house tasks that people forget to watch out for because they are so accustomed to doing them.”

During the post-daylight savings adjustment period, and for the following darker months of winter, Power Tek recommends keeping their Headlamp nearby for all tasks, from the regular to the emergency. Whether it is making sure Fido gets his nightly walk (and you can manage the leash and the scooper with the hands-free headlamp) or running out to check on the electrical box, the Power Tek Flash Headlamp is handy to have around.

The Power Tek Flash Premium CREE LED Headlamp with 168 Lumens Ultra Bright Long Distance Spotlight Capability and Super Long Battery Life is available in the Amazon Marketplace for $24.95 (50% discount off of the original $50.00 price) at: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00M28EGD0

Power Tek, based in Tehachapi, California, has been producing LED lighting products for over ten years. The company is branching out their ecommerce presence by offering their products in the Amazon marketplace. They work to combine innovation with reliability to create products that add value to their customers’ lives.

CONTACT: Jonathan Barraclough, Email: support@powerteksystems.com, Website: http://www.powerteksystems.com/


Groundwidgets Joins “The Conext Project” for Mobile On-Demand and Real-Time Affiliate Connectivity for Ground Transportation Operators

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

SIMPLEPR [Atlantic City, NJ] October 31, 2014 – This week, it was announced that  ground transportation operators utilizing Livery Coach, FASTTRAK Cloud, The Hudson Group and SedanMagic, have real-time access to vehicle location data, intra-network communications and on-demand booking capabilities delivered via a new system-agnostic neutral communications platform through the formation of The coNext Project.

The CoNext Project is pleased to announce the addition of GroundWidgets to the alliance of software providers working with The Project.  The addition of GroundWidgets adds an additional 500 operators, 10,000+ cars and 12.5 million rides to the already impressive previously announced numbers.

The CoNext Project now brings together over 1,530 Operators, 41,525+ Cars and 80.5 million Rides each year for the ground transportation providers represented by the CoNext system providers, according to Amir Zafar, founder and CEO of GRiDD, the technology company who developed the neutral platform.

This new connectivity will eliminate the need for ground transportation operators to call in reservations to their affiliates. With a push of a button, they will now be able to send jobs electronically to any operator – regardless of their dispatch system – and they can get real-time ride statuses, book changes, and send rides to an affiliate regardless of the software they are using, thus drastically reducing the overhead of their dispatch and reservation operations.

This is the first time operators from different software providers can communicate directly through utilizing a vendor neutral network technology in real-time.  

We are pleased to be able to add the GroundWidgets operators, using the LMS, SantaCruz, and ULS back office software to this open network,” says Amir Zafar, CEO of GRiDD Technologies, the developer of the open network connection between all of the software systems.

Apurva Patel, CEO of GroundWidgets, is excited to be part of this project.  “It has always been in the best interest of our industry to have a single, neutral communications network” he explained.  Mr. Patel continued, “chauffeured service passengers are part of a global community, and we have to make sure that our clients are seamlessly connected to this global network.  Participation in The CoNext Project means that we are adding a new level of real-time connectivity where operators partner with each other and are positioned to extend the duty of care their corporate customers expect”, he said.

In addition to the connectivity, operators will now be able to elect to go on demand when they have excess capacity.  The on-demand feature will be at the discretion of the company not the driver.

The CoNext Project will launch with a celebratory “toast” at an event at the Chauffeur Driven Show on November 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the Diamond Ballroom at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ.  All are invited to attend to help us celebrate and learn more about this ground breaking connectivity.

During the show, demos of the platform, including the on-demand functionality, can be seen at Sunday night’s event and information will be available at the participating software provider booths during the show.

 

About The CoNext Project

The CoNext Project offers ground transportation providers with access to both connectivity and on- demand functionality across multiple networks, via a ground-breaking collaboration of dispatch  and technology system providers.  Visit www.theconextproject.com or email info@theconextproject.com for more information.

 

About GroundWidgets

GroundWidgets is an entrepreneurial technology company driven and managed by founding developers and technologists.  GroundWidgets is exclusively focused on consulting and development of applications for the ground transportation industry harnessing the collective institutional knowledge of its founders and their experience of over 25 years in the ground transportation industry.  For further information: you are invited to visit our home at www.groundwidgets.com, or email us at sales.info@groundwidgets.com


Top Ground Transportation Industry Software Providers Form “The Conext Project” for Mobile On-Demand and Real-Time Communications Connectivity

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

SIMPLEPR [Atlantic City, NJ] October 31, 2014 – For the first time ever, a number of industry dispatch system providers have put aside their competitive concerns to collaborate to bring emerging technologies to the industry. Today, ground transportation operators utilizing Livery Coach, FASTTRAK Cloud, The Hudson Group and SedanMagic, have real-time access to vehicle location data, intra-network communications and on-demand booking capabilities delivered via a new system-agnostic neutral communications platform.

The emergence of Uber and other “apps” have forever changed the way passengers look at chauffeured transportation services”, said Chip Bowman, a partner at Livery Coach.  According to Bowman: “if we, the technology providers for more than 1,000 operators, do nothing and let new technologies run how our customers do business, instead of the other way around, then we are not doing our jobs.”  He continued:  “The members of The CoNext Project are now positioned to give our clients the tools that are necessary to manage both pre-reserved and on-demand transportation services if that is what they choose to do.

The CoNext Project also facilitates the integration of their own global mobile booking apps to regain their – and the industry’s – competitive edge. “Now, each of us will be providing mobile applications that allow operators and their passengers to see their passengers in any car, regardless of who owns the vehicle or where in the world they are traveling.  As long as a passenger has internet access on their smartphone/tablet, then we can provide real-time GPS data and visibility”, said John Rowley, the Chief Operations Officer of The Hudson Group.

The CoNext Project brings together over 1,030 Operators, 31,525 Cars and 68 Million Rides each year for the ground transportation providers represented by the CoNext system providers, according to Amir Zafar, founder and CEO of GRiDD, the technology company who developed the neutral platform.

What we, and our technology partners have put together is ‘Connectivity for the Next Generation’,” said Chris McCrae, Executive Vice President of SedanMagic.

This new connectivity will eliminate the need for ground transportation operators to call in reservations to their affiliates. With a push of a button, they will now be able to send jobs electronically to any operator – regardless of their dispatch system – and they can get real-time ride statuses, book changes, and send rides to an affiliate regardless of the software they are using, thus drastically reducing the overhead of their dispatch and reservations operations.

This is the first time operators from different software providers can communicate directly through technology in real-time.  

Livery Coach, SedanMagic, The Hudson Group, and FASTTRAK have all collaborated to allow this innovation to take place. We have created a neutral platform which eliminates the need for operators to phone, fax or email rides that they already have in their systems. It allows them to be more efficient and saves them money,” according to Zafar. 

Eddie McCoy, founder of FASTTRAK, is excited to be part of this project.  “We have not seen anything this innovative in more than a decade.   What is truly unique and gratifying is that it is not just one software company.  Any company providing software to our industry can work with us.  The project was developed with the transportation operators’ need at the forefront,” he explained. 

In addition to the connectivity, operators will now be able to elect to go on demand when they have excess capacity.  The on-demand feature will be at the discretion of the company not the driver.

The CoNext Project will launch with a celebratory “toast” at an event at the Chauffeur Driven Show on November 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm in the Diamond Ballroom at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, NJ.  All are invited to attend to help us celebrate and learn more about this ground breaking connectivity.

During the show, demos of the platform, including the on-demand functionality, can be seen at Sunday night’s event and information will be available at the participating software provider booths during the show.

 

About The CoNext Project

The CoNext Project offers ground transportation providers with access to both connectivity and on- demand functionality across multiple networks, via a ground-breaking collaboration of dispatch  and technology system providers.  Visit www.theconextproject.com or email info@theconextproject.com for more information.


Brazil’s Piatã Farmers Sweep Top Awards at 100th Cup of Excellence® Competition

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

LIGHTNING RELEASES Missoula, MT USA (October 31, 2014) Farmers from the Piatã producing region of Brazil swept the top five places at the milestone 100th Cup of Excellence competition held at the University of Viçosa last week. The winner, Cândido Vladimir Ladeira Rosa, thrilled by a score of 94.05 points, jumped out of his seat to accept the most prestigious award given to any coffee farmer. The pivotal awards ceremony astonished the audience, as farmers from Piatã and Matas de Minas regions accepted the majority of the 21 awards. These winners now anticipate their areas joining the legendary Carmo de Minas region as the destination for specialty coffee buyers eager to purchase Brazil’s ultimate coffees. 

Beginning in 1999, in partnership with the Brazil Specialty Coffee Association (BSCA), Cup of Excellence has completely changed the specialty coffee industry through its discovery of exemplary coffees from mostly unknown farmers and regions. BSCA’s Executive Director, Vanusia Nogueira, reflected on the success of the program and its growth to 10 more coffee producing countries, “It has created transparency to the farmer, rewarded them for their hard work, promoted our country’s great coffees globally, and is responsible either directly or indirectly for well over 120 million dollars in extra quality premiums since its beginning, and this is just in Brazil.”

This year’s winning Brazil coffees, described by the International Jury as being multidimensional with prolonged sweetness, exhibiting lively but refined acidity and offering nuances of diverse fruit flavors, will be sold to the highest bidders on November 26th during an online auction. 

“Before Cup of Excellence, blending coffees was standard practice.  The discovery of unknown flavors on the competition table, the stringent selection process and the farm stories behind each entry has given the industry priceless tools to better appreciate and find exemplary quality,” explains Susie Spindler, Executive Director of the Alliance for Coffee Excellence and Founder of the trademarked program, “To witness the joy of a first-time winning farmer is an unforgettable experience. Even after 100 competitions and over 2,000 winners, the coffees submitted to be judged continue to surprise even the most experienced cuppers. Cup of Excellence has revolutionized what is possible for coffee farmers and, with its comparatively small price tag, could be a model for other products.”

Cup of Excellence award winning coffees are extremely popular in Asia where companies are willing and able to pay top dollar for the opportunity to sell them to an exploding consumer base fascinated with the flavors of diverse coffees.  The Cup of Excellence winning coffees act as ambassador coffees and often increase demand for other coffees from the same country.

About Alliance for Coffee Excellence, Inc. & Cup of Excellence®

The Alliance for Coffee Excellence is a US based not for profit global membership organization that advances excellence in coffee through its flagship Cup of Excellence competition & auction, cutting edge training and quality research. Cup of Excellence, held in 10 countries, is the most stringent selection process for exemplary coffee and is unmatched in its effect on the specialty coffee industry.

 

Contact:

Susie Spindler

Executive Director

Alliance for Coffee Excellence

Phone: (406) 542-3509

Email: susies@cupofexcellence.org

 


Apopka, FL Teenagers Struggling with Addiction Can Now Contact New Helpline

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

Troubled teenagers in Apopka, FL can now receive reliable help, advice, and guidance for their drug and alcohol abuse issues thanks to a new helpline.

LIGHTNING RELEASES — Many people think of drug and alcohol addiction as a uniquely adult problem. Unfortunately, teenagers in Apopka, FL are equally as susceptible to substance abuse and addiction as adults are. Teens in Apopka, FL may feel as though there is nowhere for them to turn to when they realize their youth drug and alcohol use is out of control and they want to overcome their addiction issues. Thanks to an innovative new helpline for troubled teens in Apopka, information about youth rehab facilities and programs is now more readily available.

This new troubled teen helpline can be reached at any time during the day or night by calling (407) 979-4092. Teenagers struggling with substance abuse and addiction are encouraged to call the helpline, as are their friends and family members. Seeking help overcoming teen addiction as soon as possible can make a huge difference in the life of a teenager.

More information on teenage substance abuse treatment and recovery can also be found on the helpline’s corresponding website, www.troubledteens-apopka.com. One of the most difficult parts of addiction recovery is admitting to a problem and asking for help. Thanks to this helpline, teenage addicts can conquer this initial difficult step much more easily, and begin the process of recovery right away.

About the troubled teen helpline:

Teenagers in Apopka, FL can become addicted to drugs and alcohol, just like anyone else, and finding information about recovery help should not be difficult. For more information and help on locating a teen recovery clinic, troubled teens can call the helpline at (407) 979-4092 or send an email to mail@troubledteens-apopka.com


Troubled Teens Living in Palm Valley, FL Can Now Contact Helpline for Recovery Assistance

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Teenagers in Palm Valley, FL can now contact a helpful new helpline designed to assist troubled teens in finding a teen recovery center.

LIGHTNING RELEASES — There was a time when finding reliable teen recovery in St. Johns County, was a difficult challenge. Fortunately the new Palm Valley trouble teen helpline has been established to provide a valuable resource for young adults seeking to overcome their drug and alcohol substance abuse. The groundbreaking helpline is designed to provide a valuable forum for teens and parents to find professional teen recovery.

The helpline can be reached at (904) 474-3220 during any time of the day or night. Teens and their parents are encouraged to call as soon as soon as possible. In addition to the helpline, adolescents can visit the helpline’s website at www.troubledteens-palmvalley.com for more comprehensive information on the treatment programs available at teenager treatment facilities.

Sometimes asking for help can be the most difficult part of entering a teen recovery program. The helpline gives parents and teens the opportunity to speak with certified substance abuse professionals and voice their questions and concerns about addiction and teen recovery programs.

About the troubled teen helpline:

The troubled teen helpline in Palm Valley, FL is designed to provide a crucial forum for teens and their parent who are seeking professional teen recovery care. Helpline operators are always available to provide valuable information, guidance and advice for teenagers in need of finding a professional teen treatment center. The helpline can be reached at (904) 474-3220 during any time of the day or visit the website at www.troubledteens-palmvalley.com for more information about locating a real teen recovery center.


Adolescents in Spring Hill, FL Getting Assistance from a New Recovery Helpline

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Troubled teens in Spring Hill, FL can now contact a new helpline in order to find a reliable juvenile rehabilitation program that can assist with sobriety.

LIGHTNING RELEASES — Many teenagers are experimenting with drugs and alcohol, but not many understand the true consequences of letting drugs and alcohol take control. When an adolescent needs help with addiction recovery, finding the best options for recovery isn’t always easy. Thankfully the new troubled teen helpline for Spring Hill, FL is changing the way teenagers find reliable recovery help.

By calling the toll free helpline at (352) 201-3553 any time during the day or night, adolescents can start the recovery process with support and guidance from those with real experience battling against a dangerous drug or alcohol problem. Teenagers are often resistant to change and helping them get sober is much better handled by someone who understands the process and what needs to be done.

The troubled teen helpline is a wonderful resource for adolescents, parents, teachers, friends and more who want to take a stand against addiction and locate the juvenile rehabilitation program which offers a real chance at sobriety. Call the helpline today for more information about how valuable rehabilitation can be.

About the troubled teen helpline for Spring Hill, FL:

An adolescent drug or alcohol abuser should get in touch with the troubled teen helpline today at (352) 201-3553 or visit the website at www.troubledteens-springhill.com for more information about the recovery process and how a juvenile rehabilitation program can help anyone with their sobriety.


Vehicle Inspection Systems to Launch New E-Store and Products at 2014 SEMA Show

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

LIGHTNING RELEASES 10/31/14 — (Orlando, FL) Vehicle Inspection Systems is happy to announce the launch of their newest online store, EverythingPolish.com and the introduction of the Leek-Seeker to the North American market. VIS will be launching Everything Polish at the 2014 SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV as well as showcasing the VIS-Polish machine, and their newest product the air and tire Leek-Seeker System.

EverythingPolish.com is the newest online retail store from Vehicle Inspection Systems. Everything Polish features a variety of polishing products including buffing wheels, compounds, polishes, polishing and cleaning accessories, and much more. The site will be available to the public for purchases on Tuesday, November 4th.

Vehicle Inspection Systems will be introducing the Leek-Seeker System. VIS has recently acquired all North American distribution and sales rights for the Leek-Seeker. The Leek-Seeker is a fluid system that assists in detecting air leaks in tires, automobile lines and truck undercarriages. It uses an environmentally friendly Leek-Quid fluid that forms lasting markings on even the smallest air leaks that are visible for up to one hour. The Leek-Seeker is perfect for any sized tires, AC systems, air lines, brake lines, radiators, compressor units, heavy duty equipment and more!

The VIS-Polish machine is back at SEMA. The VIS-Polish takes aluminium tire rims and returns them to their original shine. The polishing machine assists in revealing hidden damage to wheels that could be detrimental to the safety of one’s vehicle while on the road.

The annual SEMA show is known for its large venue and array of versatile and innovative automotive industry exhibitors. Vehicle Inspection Systems is excited to showcase their newest ventures in the industry this year. Be sure to stop by booth #46168 in the central hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center to see VIS’ work in action from November 4-7.

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Contact: Vehicle Inspection Systems      407.206.3615      info@vischeck.net