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About Alex Finard

Alex, a mother of two, is an experienced journalist and a talented writer . She enjoys reading as well as writing, and enjoys vigorous long walks. Alex writes on anything and everything related to beauty, health and nutrition advice and studies, based on information provided by experts in these fields.

New PayPal Spoof Email Now Circulating

– Security Bulletin from Social Edition News at

Criminals never stop.  There is a new PayPal spoof email now circulating claiming to be from “Mark”, a PayPal mailing manager, with the subject line, Notifications of Payments to your Inbox.  In fact this is a poorly disguised attempt at spoofing a legitimate PayPal email and a shameless attempt at advertising.  Recipients of emails such as the one pictured NEVER follow any link inside of it.

I happen to have top of the line security software installed on my computer so I was safe from any potential virus attach or malicious activity so I decided to follow the link.  I was taken to one web site call only to be redirected to another site called where you are bombarded with ads for get rich quick schemes and a sign up box for these so-called money making programs.  DO NOT register your email here.  It may be an attempt to harvest your email address and personal information to sell to other spammers.

While my system did not encounter any malware or virus while visiting the link, it is not recommended you visit the sites above.  There is no fast and easy way to make money and rich people DO NOT just give their ways to make money away if they really work.

Read the full article and see the fake email at …

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Softtek Provides World Class IT Services to World Expo Shanghai’s USA Pavilion

– New York, NY September 20 2010 Softtek, a global provider of IT and business process solutions and the largest private IT service provider in Latin America, has been selected to provide IT services to the current USA Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

Softtek is responsible for the PDS system, CCTV system, fire alarm system, turnstile and people counting system, building automatic system and VIP multifunction A/V system among other major IT services at the USA Pavilion.

The USA Pavilion’s theme at Shanghai Expo 2010 is “Rising to the Challenge.” It tells the story of the American spirit of perseverance, innovation, and community-building in a multi-dimensional, hi-tech presentation.  Softtek CEO Blanca Trevi

Admiral Thad Allen Named Recipient Of The 2010 Fred V. Morrone Memorial 9/11 Award

– Washington, D.C September 11, 2010 The United States Airport and Seaport Police

(USASP) and International Association of Airport and Seaport Police (IAASP) today announced Admiral Thad Allen as the fourth recipient of the Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Memorial Award. The award ceremony will take place in conjunction with the Tri-Association Award Dinner in New York City on November 3, 2010 at the Chelsea Pier 61.

Admiral Thad W. Allen assumed the duties as the 23rd Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard

on May 25, 2006. He is a native of Tucson, Arizona and graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard

Academy in 1971. On May 25, 2010 Allen retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. He has been

widely-praised for his performance directing the federal response to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in the Gulf Coast region from September 2005 to January 2006. Following his position as

commandant, Allen continued to serve on active duty for 36 days in his role as National Incident Commander of the Unified Command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Allen officially retired from the U.S. Coast Guard on June 30, 2010, but continues to serve as

the National Incident Commander of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill as a senior executive of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Admiral Allen previously served as the Coast Guard Chief of Staff and Commanding Officer,

Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., from May 2002 to April 2006. He also served

as the Chairman of the Department of Homeland Security’s Joint Requirements Council from

2003 to 2006. In September 2005, Admiral Allen was designated the Principal Federal Official

for Hurricane Katrina response and recovery operations in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He additionally served as Principal Federal Official for Hurricane Rita response and recovery activities in Louisiana.

Admiral Thad W. Allen Named 4th Recipient of Fred V. Morrone Memorial 9/11 Award

Prior to his assignment as Chief of Staff, Admiral Allen served as Commander, Coast Guard

Atlantic Area, Fifth Coast Guard District, and U.S. Maritime Defense Zone Atlantic in

Portsmouth, VA, where he was the operational commander for all Coast Guard activities in an

area of responsibility spanning five Coast Guard Districts, encompassing more than 14 million

square miles and involving 26,000 military and civilian employees, and 27,900 members of the

USCG Auxiliary. Admiral Allen led the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area forces in response to the

terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

“Today, America and the world’s communities are a safer place because of the work

accomplished by Admiral Allen,” said Jay Grant, director of the United States Airport and

Seaport Police (USASP). “I have personally worked with him over the past years and have

found his leadership inspiring, his skills to accomplish a job extraordinary and his commitment to succeed in his tasks masterful. It is hard to find an individual of this stature. He has served his Nation with great distinction. We honor him in the name of Fred Morrone and the 36 brave

officers from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department who perished in the World Trade Towers and to all first responders who gave their lives on nine-eleven and

those who serve each and every day.”

“We are pleased to celebrate the accomplishments of Admiral Allen,” said Ronald J. Boyd, chief of the Los Angeles Port Police and president of the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police (IAASP). He had a direct impact on the 9/11 aftermath and has shown great leadership in the fight against global terrorism and is well deserving of this honor. The world is a different place because of the events of 9/11. We have an obligation to never forget our fellow officers, who gave their lives to save others, and are pleased to bestow the Fred Morrone 9/11 Award to great individuals such as the Admiral for their unselfish work.”

About the Fred V. Morrone Memorial 9/11 Award The Fred V. Morrone 9/11 Award was jointly established by the United States Airport and Seaport Police and the International Association of Airport and Seaport Police in 2007. The inaugural recipient was the Honorable Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of the City of New York.  In 2008, the Honorable Asa Hutchinson, former Undersecretary for the Department of Homeland Security was the second recipient; and in 2009, Francis Townsend, Assistant to President (George W. Bush) for homeland security and counterterrorism was the third recipient.

On September 11, 2001, New York & New Jersey Port Authority Police were the first law

enforcement personnel to respond to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center. Officers

quickly rushed into the burning buildings and helped rescue thousands of employees who

arrived at work moments earlier. Thirty-seven of these heroic men and women were killed that

day when the towers collapsed. One of those heroes was Superintendent of Police Fred

Morrone, the most senior officer to perish.

Superintendent Morrone was also serving as the incoming president of the International

Association of Airport and Seaport Police at the time of this death.

One of Fred’s concerns was always the lack of professional port police training for police officers from third world countries and ensuring all police first responders working in the public

transportation filed were properly trained. As part of his vision he wanted to establish

subsidized training programs to further assistance within the profession.  Following Fred’s untimely death, the international board resolved to continue the initiative and to establish a strategic plan to make the Education Fund concept become a reality, in Fred’s memory. The Fred Morrone Education Program relies mainly on donations and fund raising activities.

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An international organization established 1968 by public-government law enforcement departments, is a non-profit intergovernmental public safety organization – the organization facilitates global efforts in the prevention of public transportation crime and terrorism. With the ability to coordinate efforts in over 166 countries worldwide providing a forum for intelligence, training, intergovernmental operations, policy and strategic issues. We encourage active participation of command personnel, former officials, transportation partners from airlines, terminal operations, shipping, cruise lines and other security operations.

Talent Management – New Website Connecting Talented People to Business Everyday

– Not only is there always a requirement for talent on an entertainment level, there is also a demand for talent from businesses and organisations looking to promote their products and brand image.

With positions available for actors, singers, dancers, models, musicians and entertainers, why not consider signing up to the Talent Management agency and fill the number of jobs available.

Talent Management welcomes talent in all forms. It boasts a unique network of talent agents across the nation, representing talented performers from singers, dancers and musicians to models, entertainers and look-a-likes.

The kind of jobs that become available include presenting jobs such as broadcaster, modelling for films, TV and fashion, session musicians, children’s entertainers, dancers and backing singers. These all have the possibility of giving you your big break in the entertainment industry, and Talent Management is focused on representing talented performers in any way shape or form.

It is not just another ‘showcase’ website. Instead, Talent Management ( is an Employment Agency meaning it is experienced, Government regulated and finds jobs for models, actors, singers, dancers, entertainers and musicians in the film, TV, advertising, photographic, modelling, promotional, advertising and theatrical industries.

The new Talent Management website includes an extensive job board where work is regularly submitted. Many clients submit positions as a matter of urgency so it is crucial that you keep your eye on the ball for the latest developments.

With dozens of success stories, you can trust in Talent Management to help make dreams come true.

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Talent Management ( is a nationwide talent agency helping clients find the talent they need, every day. We’ve been active in the talent business for almost two decades, connecting models, actors, dancers, singers, entertainers and musicians to business and helping new talent promote themselves with an agency.

Your gateway t career in Investme Banking- 10 Day program by Wall St. Training starts 9 Oct

– The weekend programme is 100% practical wherein the delegates work on Power Point and MS-Excel over the 6 weekends (10 days) classes and do the modeling, valuation, pitch book etc for a BSE Listed Scrip. At the end of the programme, mock interviews are conducted with Investment Bankers, after the candidates have completed their pitchbook of a BSE listed Scrip.

The X Factor of the Curriculum:

We do not teach from a textbook and we do not believe in a 400 pager books of notes that you would not ever read again. By using real world actual case studies and having participants actively involved in building hands on practical facets related to field of finance, we instil and teach how to think and apply

Who Should Attend:

All those who seek a make a career in finance, who seek to enhance their skill sets in finance domain, who aspire to make a mark in the fascinating world of Investment Banking, who want to learn the practical facets, techniques used in Investment Banking

Programme Contents:

1)    Basic Financial Concepts

2)    Comparable Company Analysis

3)    Deal Comps / Precedent Transaction Analysis

4)    Financial Modeling (Historical and Forecasted Financial Statements)

5)    DCF Valuation (WACC, Sensitivity Analysis, Free cash flows, Intrinsic Value)

6)    Company Profiles & Research

7)    Sector Analysis & Research

8)    Equity Research Report  (Initiating Coverage reports, flash notes)

9)    Mergers & Acquisitions including accretion and dilution model

10)  Pitch Books (Buy Side, Sell Side, IPO Pitch Book)

11)  Fund Raising Activities (IPOs, PE etc)

12)  Resume Preparation and Mock Interviews with investment bankers

Programme Details

Starts on: 9th October 2010, Sunday

Sessions: 10 days

Timings: 1000 hrs to 1800 hrs

Venue: Hotel Spice Art, Rajendra Place, New Delhi (Near Rajendra Place Metro Station)

Fee: INR 25,000 plus service taxes

Discount: 10% for registrations by  20th September 2010

Contact Details:

Himanshu Jain


Mobile: +91 9953729651, +91 98183 46801

Office: +91 11 4562 2127, 28


About ARC Academia:

ARC Academia is the India Office of Wall St. Training. ARC Academia – Wall St. Training India, provides weekend training programmes and workshops in the areas of Investment Banking, Financial Research & Analysis, Fund Raising Activities and Financial Modeling and Forecasting techniques. The customized 5 Day and 10 Day Program running only on the weekends (Saturday and Sunday) brings forth practical tools and techniques used in Investment Banking and Finance Industry. This will not only be a huge learning canvass for delegates but also brighten the chances of getting a cushy job in finance field /increasing repertoire with requisite skill sets to enhance existing credentials. A limited batch size of ~ 20 ensures personalized attention, practical learning and exposure

Hey, We’re Over Here!

– PALESTINE, IL – Over 100 professional and amateur photographs have the Palestine Art Center Main Gallery filled with a visual feast.

The 2010 Photography Show is the first annual and replaces the Crawford County Arts/Lincoln Trail College Photography Show held for nearly 5 years at LTC. Photographers from as far south as Newburgh, Indiana, north as Dennison, west to Effingham and east to Indianapolis, Indiana, brought their work for the show.

The show, with more than 100 entries ranging from all over Illinois and Indiana, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily through Friday and from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday. Voting for the People’s Choice Award honor and money is open to the general public through Friday. Hours and show schedules may be seen at

Doug Lawhead, former Robinson Daily News photographer who is now a technology instructor at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, judged the show. Lawhead brings 23 years as a professional photographer to the task along with being a photo instructor. He had an April show of his current work of manipulating digital photos by adding photographed textures into subject photographs with computer software.

Best of Show and two first place honors were earned by Mitch Erwin of Olney.

Local first place winners include Danelle Hevron, Flat Rock, and Dana Hargrave, Robinson.

Other first place winners were Jim McMullen, Terre Haute, Indiana, and Todd Stokes of Dennison both taking 2 firsts each.

Local photographer Beth Rynke, Robinson, garnered 2nd place honors along with Jeff Waggoner, Indianapolis, Indiana; Jim McMullen, Terre Haute; Brent Michael, Newburgh, Indiana; Bob Reisling, Effingham; Spencer Young, Clinton, Indiana; and Harry Orr of Salem.

Honorable mention winners locally include Megan Ellis, Palestine, and Joe Trimble, Robinson.

Indiana artists getting honorable mention awards were Spencer Young from Clinton; Jim McMullen, Terre Haute; Jeff Waggoner of Indianapolis; and Rita Kent, Newburgh .  Mitch Erwin, Olney; and Debbie Arning of Walnut Hill were Illinoisians earning honorable mention.

Lawhead remarked at the recent opening of the show that the show is an “incredible collection of excellent photos.” He said he chose award winners based on the different way their photos show they have viewed their subject. “I’m looking for a different way of seeing what everyone sees and for the expression of that in their photos.”

Lawhead has been a professional photographer at several commercial news organizations and has been taking pictures for most of his life.

The show is the first annual sponsored by the Palestine Art Center and the Palestine Development Association. Palestine photographer and artist Jim Ellis chaired the show at the Art Center.

A People’s Choice award will also be given to one photo and is still being voted on by visitors to the free show.

Access to the Palestine Art Center Main Gallery, 112 S. Main St., is available through the Main Street Bistro.

Palestine, located in southeastern Illinois along the Indiana border about 1 hour south of Terre Haute, IN, is one of the oldest towns in the state.  The community celebrates its Bicentennial in 2011.  Visit for more details regarding Illinois’ 1st bicentennial celebration.

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