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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.

SPPA Completes Promotional Products Tradeshow in Birmingham with Huge Support

– The Sunbelt Promotional Products Association (SPPA) completed a tremendously successful tradeshow September 18th in Birmingham, Alabama at the brand new Embassy Suites hotel.  The exhibit hall was sold out weeks before the show.  SPPA provided several overflow booths outside the ballroom to accommodate additional exhibits.  

The morning session featured Dennis Shaw, CAS, instructing a full room on tips and strategies to boost business.  This was followed by the opening of the tradeshow themed “Let the Good Times Roll”.  59 exhibitors were visited by over 200 distributors and sales people in the promotional products industry.  Participants were thrilled with the convenience of the new venue, and the layout of the exhibit hall and registration area, as well as the easy access to the facility.

SPPA is traveling this week, bringing their shows to Mississippi and Louisiana for the first time in many years.  Room shows will be held with over 20 exhibitors on September 22nd at the Embassy Suites in Jackson/Ridgeland, Mississippi and September 24th at the Residence Inn Towne Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Suppliers will display their latest products and distribute catalogs to Distributors from the local areas.  

SPPA is a member-driven organization delivering quality education, trade shows, networking forums and friendship to promotional product professionals in the southeast, primarily those located in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and the panhandle of Florida.  SPPA was formed to advance the image of promotional products and their use in the Sunbelt marketplace; promote the highest standards of business among its members and the promotional products industry in general; and create a meeting place for education, idea exchange, and friendship among Suppliers and Distributors.

Registration and additional details are available at SPPA is managed by Prime Management Services,, who plans international conferences, trade shows, and events; and provides marketing, bookkeeping, publications, and membership management for non profit association, societies and trade organizations.

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Prime Management Services plans international conferences, trade shows, and events; and provides marketing, bookkeeping, publications, and membership management for non profit association, societies and trade organizations.

Morris County Fitness Expert Carey Yang Launches 100 Day New Year Countdown Fitness Challenge

– “If you have quit your New Year’s resolutions before the first 100 days of the year, you now have another opportunity to finish your resolutions in the last 100 days of the year stronger and better,” says Carey Yang, a Certified Personal Trainer, fitness expert and president of Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC based in Denville, New Jeresy.

Yang is launching a 100-Day Fitness Challenge in alliance with The GoalsGuy Gary Ryan Blair. The campaign starts September 22, 2010 as it is the first day of the 100 Day Challenge and marks the final 100 days of 2010.

“This step-by-step system helps people set big goals, create bold challenges, and develop a massive action plan. It’s an extreme performance workout that delivers breakthrough results,” Yang says. “The secret behind the 100 Day Challenge is an accelerated coaching and accountability system that fast tracks your results by keeping you focused on and committed to your priority goals.”

This simple step-by-step process has been used by people worldwide to start their own business, triple their income, get out of debt, get in shape and so much more.

“The program is very affordable and yet it can make a very big difference in your life. It can make 2010 the wealthiest, healthiest, wisest and most rewarding year of your life!” Yang says.

For more information about the 100 Day Challenge, visit

About C. Carey Yang and Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC

C. Carey Yang, Your Dream Body WorkoutXpert, is a certified personal trainer and fitness boot camp instructor based in Denville, New Jersey. Yang is the founder and master trainer of Beyond Fitness Solutions, LLC providing in-home personal fitness training, backyard boot camp, wellness and lifestyle coaching, and fitness and weight-management seminar.

Yang specializes in helping busy, working professionals who want safe, effective workouts with maximum results in minimum time. Yang is the creator of the 6-Step Dream Body Blueprint Body Transformation System.

To learn more about lifestyle and wellness coaching, personal fitness training and nutritional counseling and to sign up for a free monthly e-zine, receive free fitness and fat loss e-books, and schedule a complimentary consultation, visit

He is also available for media interviews, providing a list of tips and articles, and presenting wellness and fitness seminar. Call 973-303-2424 or email

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The company provides In-home personal fitness training, backyard boot camp, wellness and lifestyle coaching, and weight-management seminar. We specialize in helping busy people who want safe, effective workouts with maximum results in minimum time.

Artist Looks to Elvis, Warhol for Help to Win World’s Largest Art Prize

– WHO: Barcode artist Scott Blake. His digital art, inspired by the Y2K computer crisis, started with circles, squares and tile patterns that morphed into lines and eventually became barcodes. Blake has created more than 30 large-scale digital portraits of cultural icons using actual UPC numbers connected to some aspect of their lives.

WHAT: Blake is entering his work into the second annual ArtPrize competition, which bestows the world’s largest art prize. He will be looking to edge out 1,712 other artists in competition, which begins September 22 at 6 p.m. at 192 venues throughout Downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

At ArtPrize, Blake will be exhibiting four of his barcode portraits at the Stache Gallery, 120 South Division Ave., Studio 124. His Barcode Elvis, Barcode Bruce Lee, Barcode Andy Warhol and Barcode Marilyn Monroe All will have barcode scanning interfaces that will allow patrons to interact with the portraits, including hearing music and viewing movies.

The “Barcode Elvis” portrait is made from barcodes from the singer’s music CDs. “Barcode Bruce Lee” and “Barcode Marilyn Monroe” are comprised of barcodes from DVDs of their movies. “Barcode Andy Warhol” features 2,160 barcodes from Campbell’s Soup cans, measures 8′ x 8′ and contains 829.4 megapixels.

In addition to international exhibitions, Blake’s art has been featured on ABC’s “World News Tonight,” Tech TV, Boing Boing TV, WFLA-TV (NBC), WFTS-TV (ABC),,, and in Art Papers Magazine. His studio is located in Omaha, Nebraska; his art, a wide range of barcode art products and additional information can be found at

WHEN: Blake will be installing his portraits and will be available for interviews tomorrow, Sept. 21, beginning around noon and also on Sept. 22.

WHERE: Blake’s ArtPrize venue is the Stache Gallery , 120 South Division Ave., Studio 124, in Grand Rapids.

CONTACT: Scott Blake (402) 321-3485;  or Jim Swope, (727) 744-4556;


IRS Unfiled Taxes- Have You Not Filed Taxes for Years? – Does That Describe You?

– DWK’s Enrolled Agents prepared tax returns will usually significantly reduce your IRS Tax Debt for the IRS Unfiled Tax Returns years.

Many problems occur when you have Unfiled Tax Returns for both the IRS and State. Unfiled Tax Returns may be construed as a criminal act by the IRS. The IRS may view you as a “Tax Protester”. You certainly do not want that to happen to you.

The IRS estimates that approximately 10 million taxpayers fail to submit their unfiled tax returns each year. Delinquent unfiled tax returns are often more closely examined by the IRS. When filing delinquent, unfiled tax returns it is important to move quickly and correctly, and to follow IRS guidelines for “voluntary compliance.”

In response, the IRS created a joint task force of revenue agents and Tax auditors from the IRS

Examination Division, revenue officers from the Collection Division, and special agents from the Criminal Investigation Division to locate non-filers and secure compliance with filing requirements. The IRS has substantially increased its budget for technology that will enable it to find and pursue taxpayers who fail to regularly file their tax returns.

The IRS Information Reporting System (IRP) is a multi-task system and contains a subsystem aimed at the discovery of under-reporting of income and taxpayers who have not filed their required tax returns. This subsystem is the backbone of the IRS effort to identify and locate non-filers. If you have not filed all required tax returns, and have not yet been discovered by the IRS, the time to act is now. If you fail to act now, the IRS is almost certain to knock on your door in the future.


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Now Micro welcomes Robert Wakefield as the Director of Technical Services

– Now Micro, a leader in delivering cutting-edge technology solutions and services, is excited to announce and welcome Robert Wakefield as the Director of Technical Sales. Wakefield will support Now Micro’s sales and technical efforts at the design, planning and implementation level in the areas of storage, Virtualization and Enterprise Architecture.

Wakefield will be responsible for determining the overall direction and success of the Professional Services group to extend the already broad reach in our existing customer base, as well as identifying new and emerging markets.

Wakefield joins the Now Micro team from Minnetonka Public Schools where he served as the Network Security Specialist. In this role, he was responsible for creating and maintaining the district’s disaster recovery plan; implementing a VDI environment using VMware; handling corporate antivirus and incident response; and managing system security planning. Before serving as the Network Security Specialist, he was also the Network Systems Specialist, the Network Operations Specialist and the Field Technician.

With over 5 years of high level technical experience, Wakefield has extensive knowledge of numerous operating systems, networking and software services including VMware. He also serves as an Adjunct Instructor at ITT Tech teaching courses on Microsoft Desktop Operating Systems, Microsoft Network Operating Systems and WAN Technology.

“We are very excited to welcome Robert to our team at Now Micro,” said Pat Finn, President of Now Micro. “He will bring extensive technical knowledge of enterprise planning, Virtualization, system security and disaster recovery to our sales group, and broaden our offering to our customers.”

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About Now Micro

Now Micro delivers cutting- edge technology solutions & services to government, education, & corporate clients, as well as vertically focused OEMs. Now Micro offers design & configuration services for application-specific markets like video surveillance & digital signage.

Now Micro’s technology solutions include partnerships with the most recognized manufacturers of desktop, notebook, server, & storage systems like HP, Lenovo, Dell, Panasonic, & Toshiba. Now Micro also specializes in providing tailor-made solutions under the Frontier Systems brand name.

Now Micro is focused on supporting our clients with a full range of services including: consultation, integration, installation, break fix, disposal & managed services. With Now Micro’s help, organizations are able to streamline procurement, installation, support, & disposal of technology.

Get more Now Micro news and information by following @nowmicro on Twitter or become a fan of Now Micro on Facebook.

Type of security risks of Oracle database

– Database security is major issue in global market. OLTP database is needed to take care by expert and high experienced DBA.

Internet banking and online financial databases are having potential risk from hackers. Hackers are trying to steal or grab data from database if they know security black holes. Database vendor ships database software with bugs. Hackers are always exposing those bugs. These bugs are becoming back entrance of database. If we don’t care about those bugs and don’t know about security black holes of database then we can’t able to survive our database from hackers. Oracle database should be needed to protect by high expert Oracle DBA. The expert Oracle DBA who knows how to protect database from this kind of security holes and Advanced Exploitation & know very well how to hide those.

It is not single reason to secure Oracle database. But there are lot of another reason are affecting on security of Oracle database. Oracle database should need to protect from internal and company’s employees also. This risk level is also maximum when any employee or former employee or any other resource whose directly or indirectly connected to company’s access. This resource can be able to theft data from Oracle database because access is easy to get and they can able to touch database directly without using any internet.

Means tight security is most needing factor for Oracle database. Size of database is expanding due to high number of customers involving and accessing Oracle database using internet. Netbanking is biggest gift of high technical world. People can be access own data from anywhere and anytime. If database is containing more sensitive data and financial data then high security is definitely needed.

For maintaining security of Oracle database we need high qualify and experience technical staff. Especially Oracle database is being administrated and managed by Oracle DBAs. Then special expertise is needed to secure Oracle database for Oracle DBAs.

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