Ventana Research Unveils 2018 Research Agenda for Business and Technology Markets

Veteran market research firm focused on applications and digital technology for business and IT releases comprehensive research agenda

BEND, OR, January 31, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Ventana Research, the leading business technology research and advisory services firm, today unveiled a sharply focused and digitally innovative research agenda for 2018. This agenda, which continues the firm’s 15-year history of research and its extensive reach with both buyers and users of business technology, details the areas expertise the firm will focus on for 2018. The research detailed in this agenda will provide continued support to enable businesses to utilize their technology and resources efficiently and effectively and operate and perform well.

This 2018 research agenda reflects an innovative shift in the firm’s view of how and why business will need to embrace digital technologies at a brisk pace to remain effective in the market. The research focuses on a number of key digital technology innovations that are changing the way business operates: analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, blockchain, bots and natural language processing, digital collaboration, cybersecurity, the Internet of Things, and wearable computing. The research will assess the impacts of these technologies in finance, human resources, sales, marketing, customer service, operations, supply chain and IT functions in more than 20 industry categories.

Building on last year’s introduction of its newest research offering, Ventana Research in 2018 will launch more Ventana Research Dynamic Insights assessment surveys, along with new market research initiatives that will enable the firm to provide cutting-edge guidance on best practices and market trends. This innovative research helps guide buyers to prioritize their efforts and ensure they are able to reach their optimal outcomes.

This research agenda, produced annually, is designed to enable businesses to plan and gain insights from trends and best practices so they can retain and advance their competitive edge in 2018. It also highlights the unique experience- and research-based services Ventana Research provides and distinguishes them from the less rigorous offerings of other advisory or consulting firms. The firm provides some of the most authoritative guidance available on best practices to support informed technology choices, using a rigorous research methodology and experience gained from more than 15 years in the industry. Ventana Research has benchmarked tens of thousands of organizations, differentiating it from any other analyst firm in the industry. Its research and education is provided directly to a community of members worldwide.

„In 2018, businesses will see a major shift in the role technology plays in their organization,“ said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer of Ventana Research. „This is a year to focus on how emerging technologies can optimize business potential. Explosive growth in AI, machine learning, processes automation and natural language processing will create disruptive shifts in every line of business. To capitalize on these changes, companies will need to ensure they are relying on authoritative advice and best practices guidance that helps improve the people, processes, information and technology in their business – advice and guidance based on research from a firm that engages with them and their peers and measures how they achieve these tasks. IT-focused analyst firms that still operate in the dark ages of IT focus and technology categories lack the business context and digital effectiveness to effectively prioritize the application and digital technology investments that matter the most to organizations.

„A line-of-business focus such as ours enables us to offer the incisive guidance on digital innovation that is required to move beyond legacy approaches to focus on investments for the future,“ Smith said. „We are excited to again provide our comprehensive research agenda, an agenda that’s publicly available and built on research and our ongoing review of how applications and technologies actually work. We encourage any organization evaluating a research and advisory services firm to examine its agenda for relevance and importance before making any investment. New to our agenda in 2018 are research assertions that outline what we believe will be key market and organizational insights pulled from our independent research and decades of industry experience.“

Ventana Research is the only technology analyst firm that publicly posts its research agenda and framework for an entire year and provides free access to market research. Merely providing an analyst note or listing reports to be written does not constitute a useful research agenda; it merely announces the use of an approach not built on fact-based market research and full product evaluations. „Our market- and primary research-based approach and our focus on educating buyers in an efficient and digital manner more clearly than ever differentiates our firm from the array of others,“ Smith added.

For more information about the research agenda, please visit any of our expertise pages, Analytics, Customer Experience, Data, Digital Technology, Human Capital Management, Marketing, Office of Finance, Operations & Supply Chain, or Sales, and download the research agendas for business and technology areas most important to your needs now. Look also for Ventana Research’s daily benchmark research facts via its social media channel on Twitter at @VentanaResearch and on LinkedIn

About Ventana Research

Ventana Research is the most authoritative and respected benchmark business technology research and advisory services firm. We provide insight and expert guidance on mainstream and disruptive technologies through a unique set of research-based offerings including benchmark research and technology evaluation assessments, education workshops and our research and advisory services, Ventana On-Demand. Our unparalleled understanding of the role of technology in optimizing business processes and performance and our best practices guidance are rooted in our rigorous research-based benchmarking of people, processes, information and technology across business and IT functions in every industry. This benchmark research plus our market coverage and in-depth knowledge of hundreds of technology providers means we can deliver education and expertise to our clients to increase the value they derive from technology investments while reducing time, cost and risk.

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Ron Sturgeon Real Estate Ties Business Success and Growth to Offering Commercial Property for Rent for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

RDS Real Estate Specializes in Offering Small-Medium Size Commercial Properties for Rent Throughout Tarrant County

FORT WORTH, TX, January 31, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Why does Ron Sturgeon Real Estate specialize in small-to-medium sized industrial properties for lease? No really, think about it. Big corporations won’t lease out small properties, so why have over one-million square feet of small-to-medium properties available for rent throughout the DFW? It seems to be counter-intuitive in the real estate business.

RDS owner, Ron Sturgeon, explains:

„It’s not counter-intuitive at all if you look closely at the business landscape,“ Sturgeon explains. „One in four adults in the United States owns a home-based business. We are talking tens of millions of small businesses tucked into spare bedrooms, rec rooms, and garages. Now think about it, what happens to those home-based businesses when they are successful and outgrow their home surroundings? What will they need? They will need to rent an industrial space for lease, a retail shop, a warehouse for rent, a hobby shop or a garage. But remember, these are small businesses with small budgets. They can’t afford to rent a huge warehouse plus they have no need for 20,000 square feet of space. What they need is a small-to-medium size space where they have room for their current business, and they also have room to grow plus a space that fits into their budget. That’s where we come into the picture. We understand small businesses and what they need. We have flexible terms because, in the long run, if our tenants succeed, we succeed. It’s costly to have a property change hands often, so it makes sense for us to be flexible and work with our clients. Offering rent by owner options provides an opportunity for small businesses to really start succeeding.“

RDS also labels most, if not all, of their properties as multi-use properties. We asked Leasing Agent Jim Eaton about that.

„An industrial space for lease is just four walls. Who is to say whether it is a warehouse for rent for a manufacturing business, a hobby shop space for some guy who sells collector trains, or a garage for an electrician? The four walls become a business when the business owner moves in. It is his vision that transforms an empty space into a business entity. So we call our properties multi-use, because their specific use depends on the person leasing the property.“

To learn more about RDS Real Estate and all of their multi-use space for lease in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, contact Jim Eaton at (817) 439-3224,, or visit For information on Sturgeon’s newest business park, Box Office Warehouse Suites, the only business park in Fort Worth made entirely from shipping containers, contact Jim Eaton.

About RDS Real Estate
RDS Real Estate is a leader in leasing warehouse space, office space for lease, and multi-use space in Tarrant County, featuring industrial and commercial properties in Fort Worth, Haslet, Blue Mound, the Alliance Area, Arlington, Kennedale, and Haltom City. For more information about any of their properties, call Jim Eaton at (817) 439-3224, email or visit RDS is owned by Ron Sturgeon, a leading name in commercial property for lease in the Fort Worth area.

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Pet Stop Store Launches New Website to Include Valentine’s Day Collection and Luxury Pet Bed Giveaway

Valentine’s Day Spending Proves Pet Parents Plan to Gift Their Companions

CAPE CORAL, FL, January 31, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Pet Stop Store, a new retailer of pet products announces the official launch of its online store packed with an assortment of pet supplies and novelty products. The website is user- friendly, easy to navigate and reflects the brand’s trendy clean look. Their pet collection includes pet beds, blankets, carriers, leashes, harnesses, vests, apparel, interactive toys and much more. The site also features a line of specialty pet products such as watches, necklaces, fun decorative pillows and handbags designed by breed.

„Online retail is in demand and will stay in demand for years to come. The reality is, online shopping is booming; shutting down traditional brick-and-mortar stores. Not only does it save you time traveling from store to store, Pet Stop Store provides a convenient approach to shopping for on the go pet owners. You can easily price compare to find deals and coupons with a simple Google search,“ said Tia Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Pet Stop Store. Shopping online reduces the stress customers face when there are too many buying decisions. It’s also perfect for the elderly that may not be mobile or happen to be homebound. Now 2018, the kids of Generation X are not necessarily thinking about building a family, but are more focused on turning their attention and love to their pets.“

Pet Stop Store is committed to great deals, low prices and encouraging pet owners to spoil their fur babies this Valentine’s Day. The online retailer has produced a Valentine’s Day collection for pet parents to celebrate and pamper their pets 365 days of the year.

Upgrade their Nest (and Yours) – Kitchen sets are a great way to add a little decor to your home. Pet Stop Store offers stylish modern pet bowls and treat jars to spruce up the kitchen. Keep the love for your pet theme going in your home with plush car shaped luxury pet beds.

Gift them with a Toy – Spoil them with designer inspired Chewy Vuiton, Gucchewi and Cartiarf toys to please any pet.

Keep them Crisp and Clean – It is the month of love, so keep them kissable and fresh with professional grooming kits, shower bags and brushes.

Swag them Out – Keep your pet fashionable with tees, hoodies, sweaters and vests perfect for photographs to share with friends on social media.

The variety of pet products offered at competitive prices at Pet Stop Store is amazing and well beyond the scope of this press release. Pet owners are invited to visit to see all that’s available and subscribe to enter to win a plush luxury pet bed.

About Pet Stop Store LLC
Pet Stop Store is an online retailer committed to inspiring healthy pet lifestyles, one pet at a time. Pet Stop Store is for those unapologetic parents that want to enhance their pets‘ life by providing them with stimulating activities, accessories, necessities and lots of love. At Pet Stop Store, our passion goes beyond our products. Our knowledgeable team is available to help you find the right products specific to your pets‘ needs. We are dedicated to fostering social awareness of better pet practices and treatment through community involvement.

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Fort Worth Shipping Container Business Park’s Graffiti and Street Art Festival and Dog-Friendly Fun Day Listed in DFW Visitors Guide

Box Office Warehouse Suites St. Patrick’s Day Event Listed Along with Area Attractions AT&T Stadium and Sundance Square

FORT WORTH, TX, January 31, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Despite the chill in the air, spring will soon come to DFW and with it, St. Patrick’s Day. Both genuine Irish and Irish-for-a-day should go out to Box Office Warehouse Suite’s Graffiti and Street Art Festival and family fun-filled day on March 17, 2018.

Watch the magic happen as five national graffiti and street art artists compete for a $1500 prize. Enjoy live music from local bands, DJs, free hot dogs, food trucks, and a spooky haunted container experience from the creators of Hangman’s House of Horrors, Ft Worth’s oldest haunted house for charity.

Prizes, including a one-hour driving experience in a Lamborghini Hurican, will be given away throughout the day. Leashed dogs are welcomed and encouraged to join the fun and take part in the dog costume contest.

All admission proceeds will be donated to SPCA of Texas. The SPCA’s mobile adoption unit will be at the festival with cats and dogs ready for adoption.

What: Art on a Can Street Art Contest and Dog Friendly Fun Day
When: Saint Patrick’s Day, March 17, 2018 from 11 A.M. to 5 P.M.
Where: 1953 Golden Heights Road, Fort Worth, TX 76117
Cost: $5 admission; kids under 12 free. Parking is free.

„We’re excited that our street art contest, Art on a Can, made The Global Dispatch’s 2018 list of things to see and visit in Fort Worth“ said Ron Sturgeon, whose RDS Real Estate developed the shipping container business and retail park anchored by Happy Bank ATM Center and Salon and Spa Galleria.

The park features bright colors and vintage neon signage and a retail center made of containers with glass fronts that are perfect for enticing foot traffic to come in and browse. The property features an abundance of well-lit parking with electric car charging stations. Each shipping container suite is finished with wi-fi access points throughout for high-speed internet access.

Because the shopping center is made from shipping containers, the retail space is flexible. „Space can grow as your business grows,“ says Jim Eaton, RDS Real Estate VP. The units start at 320 square feet and be expanded as large as 1600 square feet by removing walls between containers.

Box Office Warehouse Suites is in the Alliance area, north of Fort Worth, west of I-35, with easy access to airports. The area has a growing population and a great demographic because of the many upscale homes being built in the area as well as the new Tanger Outlet Mall and an IKEA. The area also has many affordable studio apartments for rent and homes for rent making it a desirable shopping destination for young professionals.

To inquire about leasing a Box Office Warehouse Suite, contact RDS Real Estate VP Jim Eaton at 817-439-3224, email

About Graffiti and Street Art Festival

Graffiti and Street Art Festival is a celebration of the vibrant colors and fun of street art. The contest will feature five national graffiti and street art artists competing to win a cash prize. The winner of the contest will be announced on March 17, 2018 at a family friendly, fun-filled day at Box Office Warehouse Suites at 1953 Golden Heights Road, Fort Worth, TX 76177.
To purchase tickets in advance, visit

About RDS Real Estate

RDS Real Estate is a leader in retail lease properties and has excellent Tarrant County office space for lease in Fort Worth, Haslet (Blue Mound/ Alliance Area), Arlington, Kennedale and Haltom City and Denton. RDS Real Estate owns and manages more than one million square feet of commercial property for lease in Tarrant County, Texas.

About SPCA of Texas

The SPCA of Texas is dedicated to its mission of providing every animal exceptional care and a loving home. It is a non-profit animal welfare agency founded in 1938. Learn more by visiting

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Business North Carolina Lists Attorney Kris Hilscher Among 2018 Legal Elite

Younce, Vtipil & Baznik Attorney Hilscher Recognized in Family Law Practice Area

RALEIGH, NC, January 31, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Younce, Vtipil, & Baznik is pleased to announce that Business North Carolina magazine has named attorney Kristopher J. Hilscher to its 2018 Legal Elite.

Legal Elite is an exceptional distinction, with fewer than 3 percent of the state’s lawyers named to the list this year. Kris Hilscher was selected in the practice area of family law.

Legal Elite attorneys are selected through ballots sent to more than 20,000 attorneys who are active members of the North Carolina State Bar. Members of the Bar are asked to select the best lawyers in each field.

Kris provides counsel to those facing divorce, custody, alimony, equitable distribution, high net worth and business divisions, domestic violence, child support, and all related family law matters. Kris is a strong believer in a client-driven model where the guiding principle is to achieve the client’s reasonable legal objectives by following the golden rule – treating everyone as he would want to be treated.

In addition to the Legal Elite selection, Kris also has received a coveted AV rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory–a significant accomplishment indicating that his peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.

He attended Hampden-Sydney College on an academic scholarship and graduated with a B.A. in political science. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Campbell University Law School and was editor-in-chief of the Campbell Law Observer.

In addition to his legal advocacy for clients, Kris and the family law attorneys at Younce, Vtipil & Baznik have been active in a petition drive urging lawmakers to replace an outdated North Carolina sexual consent law. The law firm has been seeking to build grassroots support to rewrite the archaic North Carolina law that currently does not allow a person to revoke consent to have intercourse after the sex has begun. Kris appeared on CNN, WRAL, and other news outlets with a client who had been a victim of domestic assault to increase awareness of the need to change North Carolina’s outdated consent law.

Since 2002, Business North Carolina magazine has published a listing of the state’s top lawyers in various practice area categories.

Lawyers may not select themselves and can only vote for members of their own firms if they also choose someone outside their firms in the same category, with more weight given to outside votes. Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite has become the model for other awards and lists.

About Younce, Vtipil & Baznik, PA

The law firm of Younce Vtipil & Baznik PA, provides experienced, compassionate and effective legal representation to people in family law matters and domestic issues. The firm also represents individuals who have been injured on the job or hurt in other types of accidents. The firm’s attorneys have received honors including an AV Preeminent rating from the respected Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Younce, Vtipil & Baznik serves clients throughout the Triangle region and across North Carolina from its offices located at 3701 Lake Boone Trail, # 300, Raleigh, NC 27607. To contact the firm, call 919-661-9000 or fill out an online contact form.

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VantagePoint Software Version 10 Release Significantly Increases Analysis, Data Leverage Capabilities

Market Technologies, the leading provider of intermarket analysis software for the individual trader, today announced the release of version 10 of its artificial intelligence trading software, VantagePoint

TAMPA, FL, January 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Version 10, one of the biggest releases in the company’s 40-year history, significantly increases end-user customization and efficiency options, and provides access to ten years of historical trading data – double the previous amount – giving traders unprecedented predictability potential.

„As the first trading software developer in the world to introduce strategy-back testing capabilities, we’ve been at the forefront of shaping potential to help traders preserve their hard-earned capital and create real wealth,“ Lane Mendelsohn, Vice President of Market Technologies, said. „VantagePoint once again comes through with fostering the AI-driven future, giving our customers in more than 120 countries the ability to make highly informed decisions that lead to financial freedom.“

VantagePoint Software Version 10 improvements and enhancements include:

– Compatibility with all Windows operating systems with fast data downloading
– Access to 10 years of historical trading data – double the previous amount
– Dashboard customization with improved user-friendly views and drag-and-drop options
– Ability to open hundreds of charts in seconds and navigate between them easily
– Custom line-drawing capabilities
– Option to work offline
– Unlimited number of markets can be added and viewed in spreadsheet form

„Research and development is a top priority at Market Technologies and the newest version of VantagePoint exemplifies our commitment to maintaining a leadership position in AI functionality,“ Mendelsohn said. „We’ve invested more than $10 million over the past ten years so that our customers have constant easy access to the critical information they need.“

A free demo is available at, or by calling 800-732-5407.

Headquartered in Wesley Chapel, Fla., Market Technologies, creators of VantagePoint Software, is a leader in trading software research and software development. VantagePoint forecasts Stocks, Futures, Forex, and ETFs with proven accuracy of up to 86%. Using artificial intelligence, VantagePoint’s patented Neural Network processes predicts changes in market trend direction up to three days in advance, enabling traders to get in and out of trades at optimal times with confidence.

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TEMIA Mobilizes for April Meeting

Managing in the Age of Disruption for Enterprise Technology Management, Mobility, Managed Mobility Services, Expense Management, Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management, TEM, Mobile Expense Management

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, January 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Technology Expense Management Industry Association, TEMIA, is mobilizing for its upcoming meeting in Nashville April 2 thru 4. The theme for the meeting is: „Managing in the Age of Disruption.“ In addition to exploring the areas which are likely to disrupt the market, there will also be a focus on ways to profit from disruption. Members are seeking to network and partner with emerging players to increase their profits and serve clients‘ needs. TEMIA members are encouraged to register for the meeting today.

Mark Hearn, TEMIA President and President of Network Control, said, „I am really excited with the agenda and new topics the board has developed for the meeting. They are designed to stimulate discussion and challenge participants. One of the focus areas at the meeting will be industry standards and creating a „Bill of Rights“ for billing with the Coalition on Billing.“

David Sonenstein, TEMIA Secretary and Executive Vice President of Ezwim said, „This is a unique opportunity meet and socialize with the executives of the companies that heavily influence decisions enterprise clients make on their technology management environments. The venue provides a perfect environment to learn about other firms in the market and develop valuable business partnerships. Many firms will be interested to learn about privacy management and the complexities of upcoming EU requirements for GDPR.“

Jane Sydlowski, TEMIA At-Large Board Member and President of AMI Strategies, said, „The exchange of ideas and specific approaches to grow our business and increase profits is welcome. I am excited with many of the topics including Artificial Intelligence, automation and other areas that are changing our market.“

TEMIA attracts a diverse range of CEOs and Presidents from the industry to its meetings with a unique blend of topics and activities for its members and a select group of guests. Attendees will arrive on Monday, April 2 by 5 PM for an evening of activity at Pinewood Social.

Tuesday will offer a rich agenda of sessions with member presentations, panels and roundtable discussions. This will be followed with cocktails and dinner at Urban Grub. Wednesday, the meeting will shift to more of an internal focus with the Partnership Achievement Award selected by industry peers, Hall of Fame recognition and elections for three seats on TEMIA’s Executive Board. The meeting will officially break on Wednesday at 12 noon. This will be followed with networking activities near the hotel with country music and a trip to a nearby distillery.

TEMIA’s ongoing mission is to raise awareness, to improve the quality and value of solutions and to cultivate shared industry knowledge for Enterprise Technology Management, Managed Mobility Services (MMS), Expense Management, Telecommunications Management, Telecom Expense Management, TEM, Mobile Expense Management, Mobile Device Management MDM and Enterprise Mobility Management, EMM solutions. TEMIA seeks to do this through the development and promotion of open industry standards, and industry knowledge among solutions providers, business partners, telecom service providers, and enterprise clients. Further, TEMIA members subscribe to a Code of Ethics, which clearly establishes standards and differentiates their level of commitment to their clients.

Learn more about TEMIA online at
Twitter: @TEMIAssoc | LinkedIn Group:

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Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center Now Offers a Skilled Trades Shipyard Worker with Mesothelioma in Maine Vital Tips to Ensure They Receive The Best Possible Financial Compensation

The Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center is now offering a shipyard worker with mesothelioma in Maine a lot more than just tips for compensation they also offer instant access to the nation’s most skilled and experienced lawyers for financial results.

NEW YORK, NY, January 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center says, „We are urging skilled trades shipyard worker has been diagnosed with mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery to call us anytime at 800-714-0303 for honest tips to ensure you hire the nation’s most qualified and skilled mesothelioma attorneys.

„The reason it is so incredibly vital for navy shipyard worker with mesothelioma to hire one of the nation’s most skilled-fulltime mesothelioma attorneys is without knowledge about the mesothelioma claims process and or assisting navy shipyard workers a lawyer will probably fail to get the best possible compensation results for their client in Maine. This especially true if the diagnosed person is a welder, plumber, mechanic, electrician machinist or steamfitter as we would like to discuss anytime at 800-714-0303.“ http://Maine.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

If the Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center had a few vital tips to ensure a skilled trades worker and or shipyard worker with this rare cancer in Maine receives the very best possible financial compensation they would be make a list of all-of the ships where you were exposed to asbestos along with times and approximate dates if possible, and our second tip would be-do you have the contact information for co-workers who might have witnessed the exposure to asbestos at the shipyard? As we would like to explain anytime at 800-714-0303 when it comes to getting the best possible mesothelioma compensation having a witness to the exposure is incredibly important because an eyewitness can frequently increase your financial compensation.“ http://Maine.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

The Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center would like to emphasize theirs is a statewide initiative available to a diagnosed victim anywhere in Maine including communities such as Bangor, Lewiston, Portland, Brunswick, Saco, Sullivan, Milltown, Bath, or Biddeford.

For the best possible treatment options in Maine the Maine Mesothelioma Victims Center strongly recommends the following heath care facility with the offer to help a diagnosed victim, or their family get to the right physicians at this hospital: The Maine Medical Cancer Institute:

High-risk work groups for exposure to asbestos in Maine include Veterans of the US Navy, power plant workers, shipyard workers, oil refinery workers, mill workers, factory workers, plumbers, electricians, auto mechanics, machinists, and construction workers. Typically, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the 1950’s, 1960’s, 1970’s, or 1980’s.

According to the CDC the average age for a diagnosed victim of mesothelioma is 72 years old. This year between 2500, and 3000 US citizens will be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is attributable to exposure to asbestos.

According to the CDC the states indicated with the highest incidence of mesothelioma include Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, Louisiana, Washington, and Oregon. http://Maine.MesotheliomaVictimsCenter.Com

For more information about mesothelioma please refer to the National Institutes of Health’s web site related to this rare form of cancer:

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Lucky Number 13 Indeed! Pianist/Composer Peter Kater’s Record, Dancing On Water, Wins the Grammy for Best New Age Album

After 13 Grammy nominations, Peter Kater finally wins a Grammy for Best New Age Album for his record, Dancing On Water.

NEW YORK, NY, January 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — The number 13 proved to be very lucky for Peter Kater, who won the Grammy for his record, Dancing On Water, as the Best New Age Album last night at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards. Joined by his 13 year old son, Nathan, this was Mr. Kater’s 13th nomination but his first Grammy win.

„Finally winning the Grammy Award after 13 years of nominations felt surreal and amazing with a sweet sense of relief. I was in shock for an hour.“ [Peter Kater]

Dancing On Water is a solo piano album that was inspired by raindrops hitting the top of the ocean in his hometown of Maui, Hawaii. The record was a #1 best seller on Amazon, #1 on the ZMR International Airplay Chart and was #3 on Billboard’s Top New Age Albums Chart.

„Dancing On Water is probably the most genuine and heartfelt recording I’ve ever done. It’s a pure improvised solo piano recording played for individuals lying under my piano. It’s very intimate and personal.“ [Peter Kater]

In his career, Peter Kater has recorded over 60 albums and has scored the music for over 100 television & film productions including 11 On and Off-Broadway dramatic plays. Having the award show in NY this year also stirred up some nostalgia for Mr. Kater, „It’s also cool that the awards were in New York because of the Broadway plays I scored in the 90’s.“ His music has been featured in everything from Olympic games to the Kentucky Derby to Wild World of Sports and many in-between. He has performed all over the world including the United Nations where he received the prestigious United Nations Environment Leadership Award.

The other nominees included: Brian Eno (Reflection), India.Arie (SongVersation: Medicine), Kitaro (Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volume 5) and Steve Roach (Spiral Revelation).

For more information or to interview Peter Kater please contact:
Amanda Alexandrakis, Music Promotion, Inc.
e: t: 970.377.0313

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How To Get A Second Date – 9 Secret Tips For Men

Dream One Love

CHICAGO, IL, January 30, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ — Scientists say that a man will know whether a woman has a long-term potential or not within just few minutes of meeting and interacting with her. However, many times, men are too bedazzled by the woman’s beauty to see this. If you are dating Russian women, you can prepare yourself to get a second date.

This can make a man to feel a lot of pressure to perform on the first date. But why a man? This is because if you think that she is awesome when you meet her and you ask her out for a date, then you will need to make sure that you will show her that you are also awesome enough to go out with again. How well you perform during your first date will determine whether a woman will agree to go with you on a second date, or not. So are you ready? Here are a few things to keep in mind:

1. Show her lots of interest and attention

Women love men who pay attention to love. During your first date, make sure that she sees you are comfortable around her and you are also enjoying yourself.

Flipping through your phone when on a date might seem to the woman that you are disinterested. Therefore, if it is possible, leave your phone at home, or lock it in the car and if you cannot do that switch off the thing and put it away. It is a date killer this one.

2. Reconsider kissing during the first date

Research has shown that the majority of those who made it for the second date did not kiss on their first date. Russian women can be a bit prudish, so mind your manners around her. Men that withhold from kissing the woman during the first date are likely to get a second date from her.

If both of you are feeling it you can go for it though this finding has shown that if you enjoyed the first date without kissing, there is a better chance of things working out between the two of you. It’s better to err on the side of caution – so no kissing on the first date. Resist!

3. Plan for a second date on the first date

Do you know one the biggest factors of getting a second date is planning a second date during the first one? If things are working out perfectly well during the first date, why should you deny yourself the chance of getting second one by simply not planning another one while still on the first one.

It is not easy to find someone who you connect and enjoy spending time with. Therefore, when you find that lovely woman who fits the bill, take a risk and see what life has in store for you. Ask subtly whether there will be a second date. There will be, if she did not cook up, an excuse like baby fell down the stairs, my friend is calling me to take her to hospital and so on.

4. Keep the first date simple and cheap

Do not get yourself broke on the first date. Try to keep things as simple as you can. The first date is for basically getting to know each other but not to show off how much money you can spend on your woman.

Keeping the first date simple will increase the likelihood of being more flamboyant during the second date.

5. Be yourself

Just be yourself no matter what happens. Do not pretend to be someone you are not because you will not be able to keep up with it for too long. True, you look forward to things working out well during your first date so that you will stand a chance for a second one but do not let that one intimidate you from being your true self.

If a woman does not appreciate you for whom you are, then she is not worth spending time with. Well, you might not get another date but appreciating yourself for who are means, that another person will come your way to give you another date and a lot more others after that.

6. Mind your language!

One of the worst things that usually happen during the first date is moments of awkward silence. However, do not word vomit and spill all your information, including your secrets to someone you hardly know just to fill the silence.
Try to keep the conversation casual and talk about the things you both have in common. Be sure to leave some things unanswered because if she already knows too much about you during the first date, she will not look forward to going out for another date with you.

7. Do not be rude

The first impression you create on the woman will matter a lot. If you do not behave like a gentleman on the first date, chances of getting a second date will be minimal. Try to be on your best behaviour when you take her for the first date.

8. Be a man without being a pig about it

Russian women are used to having strong men around them. They are used to having men who are always ready to fight for them, men who know what they want and men who can persist to the end to get it.

But do not come out too strong! Every woman and men too, detest that.

Coming out too strong during your first date will only make the woman nervous. Always remember that the first date is all about having fun and getting to know each other. For instance, do not talk about how many kids you would want to have in future it is not necessary.

9. Send her a text or give her a call after the date

Do not play hard to get, if you are interested in her, soon after the date let her know that you enjoyed the first date and that you would like to see her again. This will increase your chances of going out …read more