XebiaLabs Ranks 15 on Deloitte Fast 500 List

EMA Ranking validates clear business value behind software automation.

Boston, MA (USA), December 12, 2014 — XebiaLabs, the leading provider of software automation for bringing applications quickly to market, today announced it achieved a 15th place ranking in the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region.

XebiaLabs achieved an impressive 8,609 percent growth rate over a five-year span to win the 15th place out of 500 companies ranked. The Deloitte program is the pre-eminent technology awards program in EMEA and now in its fourteenth year.

“We’re delighted to receive this recognition but we must credit our growth to the fact that businesses are seriously under pressure to turn their innovative ideas into usable software,” said Coert Baart, XebiaLabs CEO. “This means ‘concept-to-cash’ in days, instead of weeks or months. But due to existing legacy systems and outdated release processes, this rarely happens. Continuous Delivery by XebiaLabs changes the game. For starters, it radically removes waste and time from the software production process.”

Continuous Delivery takes all manual processes associated with building software — from testing, deployment, configuration and monitoring — and fully automates that cycle. Combined with customer feedback, creating a competitive software build & release machine is possible for your business.

International corporations such as General Electric, Expedia, Xerox, KLM, and Société Générale use XebiaLabs to accelerate software applications into the marketplace while reducing costly errors and downtime.

About the Deloitte Technology Fast 500TM:
The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) is the pre-eminent technology awards program in EMEA and now in its fourteenth year. Combining technological innovation, entrepreneurship and rapid growth, Technology Fast 500 companies – large, small, public and private – span a variety of industry sectors, and are leaders in hardware, software, telecom, semiconductors and emerging areas, such as clean technology. These companies are transforming the way business is done today. For more information contact emeafast500@deloitte.co.uk.

About XebiaLabs:
XebiaLabs is the fastest-growing, leading global provider of automation software for DevOps and Continuous Delivery helping companies to accelerate the delivery of new software. XebiaLabs’ products provide the automation, efficiency and insight organizations need to meet the demand for faster software deployment cycles. Founded in 2008 and headquartered in Boston, XebiaLabs has a worldwide network of sales offices and partners. For more information, please visit www.xebialabs.com .

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Enservio Finds Guns & Ammo Overvalued in Claims

“Member of the Family” sentiment increases perception of value.

Needham, MA (USA), December 12, 2014 — Enservio, Inc., a leading provider of software and services across the entire value chain of contents claims processing, today announced that firearms and ammunition are commonly overvalued in insurance claims from more than 50% to 126% respectively. Enservio data also finds that approximately 10% of the $2 billion in claims it processes annually contain guns, ammo and firearm accessories.

According to GunPolicy.org, the estimated rate of private gun ownership (both licit and illicit) in America is 101.05 firearms per 100 people, making the U.S. the highest per capita in the world for the possession of firearms.

“The chances of a field adjuster or claims inventory professional finding a gun while on the job are extraordinarily high,” said Enservio Senior Contents Consultant Chad Horlbogen, who has 26 years of advanced firearms experience and tactical weaponry training. “Americans love their guns, but valuing them can be difficult. Being a specialty item, firearms have unique characteristics that claim pros need to know about in order to fairly reimburse or replace these items correctly.”

A common perception held by policyholders is that guns depreciate very little and are worth more than what they paid for them–in some cases, more than retail value. One reason for this thinking is due to the fact that they are constructed of solid, lasting materials.

“Many people believe that all guns appreciate in value. They are often passed down between generations, and considered a member of the family,” added Horlbogen.

State and federal restrictions placed on purchasing guns can also amplify their perceived values. For these reasons Enservio recommends obtaining expert appraisal on this specialty product category.

Enservio Findings:

* Handguns: Average policyholder claims $285; actual cash value is $186
* Rifles: Average policyholder claims $291; actual cash value is $186
* Rifle Ammunition: Average policyholder claims $104; actual cash value is $46
* Rifle Magazines: Average policyholder claims $36; actual cash value is $10
* Shotgun scopes: Average policyholder claims $62; actual cash value is $31

In an effort to educate claims adjusters on the key value factors behind valuing firearms and ammo, interested parties can tune in to hear Chad Horlbogen present a 30-minute webinar on “Best Practices for Valuing Firearms” by visiting: http://www.enservio.com/web-overview/firearms-on-demand-webinar

About Enservio, Inc.:
Enservio® software and services help you solve one of the biggest issues in property insurance – knowing what’s inside an insured’s home or business. This visibility helps you right-price your policies upfront, settle claims quickly and accurately, manage replacements to keep customers happy, as well as run your business more efficiently. Founded in 2004, we are headquartered in Needham, MA, with offices and professional staff across the U.S. Enservio is a strategic partner of the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) in their continued fight against insurance fraud. For additional information, please visit the company’s web site www.enservio.com or call 888.567.7557. Connect with Enservio via LinkedIn (http://us.linkedin.com/company/enservio), Twitter (https://twitter.com/enservio), and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/enservio).

Enservio is a registered trademark of Enservio, Inc. All other trademarks referenced are the property of their respective holders.

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School Counselor Teaches Resiliency to Combat Future School Shootings

Releases third book called, “Relax”.

Westlake, OH (USA), December 12, 2014 — Middle School Counselor Kasey Kellem says about 50% of the students she works with have problems with anxiety. That’s one of the reasons why she wrote the book “Relax.” Recently released through Halo Publishing International, it’s the third book in a three-part series called “Mind Over Matter” or M.O.M. Geared toward pre-school students, each book teaches a certain characteristic of becoming resilient.

“Everybody faces adversity at some point in life,” says Kellem. “The earlier children learn how to become resilient, the easier it will be for them to deal with the challenges and obstacles that come with life.”

Through her research, Kellem found that teens and young adults are not prepared to handle adversities such as bullying, conflict, divorce, abuse, death and disease, which may occur in their lives.

“This lack of resiliency, I feel, has been the cause of increased school violence and shootings,” says Kellem.

She studied 9 school shootings along with the most recent one at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. Almost two years ago to the day, on Dec. 12, 2012, Adam Lanza fatally killed his mother and then shot 20 children and six adult staff members before he took his own life. The troubled boy was a target of relentless bullying who also dealt with disease and divorce.

Kellem’s books teach on the five characteristics of resiliency: 1.Believe that you can get through adversity; 2. Surround yourself with those who love and support you; 3. Take time and find ways to relax; 4. Set goals and follow your dreams; 5. Maintain a sense of humor. She says these characteristics help kids develop social competence, problem-solving skills, critical consciousness, autonomy and a sense of purpose. Kellem says all the students responsible for school shootings dealing back to Columbine in 1999 were missing one or more of these factors.

Kellem says she and her husband both practice the five characteristics of becoming and staying resilient. Currently, she lives with Multiple Sclerosis, while her husband is fighting metastic cancer.

“We live with hope and a positive attitude despite the stressors in our life,” says Kellem. “We are surrounded with loving and supportive people and we look for humor in everyday situations. We still keep busy but find ways to relax each day. Finally, we still believe in our dreams and that we will overcome our challenges. This is what gets us through life.”

You can purchase The Mind Over Matter (M.O.M) books including “Relax” through Halo Publishing. Each sells for $16.95

“These books are also designed to be decorations on bookshelves, nightstands, or desks in a child ´s bedroom or playroom which will serve as constant resiliency reinforcement,” says Halo Publisher Lisa M. Umina.

Kasey Kellem is a middle school counselor and a former special education teacher, who has devoted her life to help children who are facing adversity to become resilient. She has earned a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree in Special Education and an Educational Specialist Degree in Counseling. She is a devoted wife, stepmother, sister, daughter and friend.

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Step into Nature: Nurturing Imagination & Spirit in Everyday Life

The New Book Published by Beyond Words/Simon & Schuster by Monterey County Author Patrice Vecchione Will Launch March 2015 Vecchione’s Book Tour for 2015 Announced

Carmel, CA, December 12, 2014 – Step Into Nature is a guide to make nature personal again, to stimulate awareness and increase our understanding of the environment while inspiring readers to develop and strengthen their imaginations. Being in nature doesn’t mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door—the sky above, the miniature gardens that insist their way up between the sidewalk cracks, the river just down the road.

Patrice Vecchione shows readers how nature can support and enhance their own creative output, invigorate their curiosity, and restore their sense of connection to the earth. Plus, throughout the text Vecchione includes “Cabinets of Curiosities,” exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways that readers can stimulate their imaginations, deepen their relationships with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity, spirit, and the natural world.

Tuesday, April 7, Santa Cruz Book Launch: Bookshop Santa Cruz, 1520 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA, 831-423-0900. 7:30pm

Thursday, April 9, Monterey Book Launch: Carmel Art Association, Dolores, between 5th & 6th in Carmel by the Sea, CA, sponsored by Pilgrim’s Way Books, 831-624-4955, 6:00pm

Saturday, April 11, Poetry Workshop: Tor House, Carmel, CA, Patrice@patricevecchione.com or elliotrr3@redshift.com. 10:00 – 4:00pm

Tuesday, April 14, Book signing/talk: Elliott Bay Books, 1521 10th Ave, Seattle, WA, 206-624-6600. 7:00pm

Thursday, April 16, Talk/book signing: Annie Bloom Books, 7834 Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR, 7:00pm

Thursday, April 23, Talk/book signing: Bookworks, 4022 Rancho Grande Blvd NW, Albuquerque, NM. 505-344-8139. 7:00pm

Friday, April 24 – Tuesday, April 28, Imagination & Inspiration in the South West: Writing Retreat at the Mabel Dodge Luhan House in Taos, NM and a visit to Georgia O’Keeffe’s home in Abiquiu. Patrice@patricevecchione.com.

Tuesday, April 28, Talk/book signing: The Ark Bookstore, 133 Romero St, Santa Fe, NM, 505-988-3709. 4:30 – 6:00pm

Thursday, May 7, Workshop/book signing/reception: OLLI@CSUMB, 100 Campus Center, CSUMB, Seaside, CA. 831-582-5500. mcrompton@csumb.edu. 4:00 – 6:00pm

Friday, May 8: All Roads Lead to the Mother: Art Reception & Book Signing. Patrice will exhibit her collage and sign copies of her book.

Studio One in Big Sur. (Located above Local Color at the Village Shops in Big Sur, 35 minute drive south of Carmel.) Reception and book signing. 831-206-2475. 6:00pm
Saturday, May 9: Step into Nature: Making Art with Erin Gafill. Collage, painting and writing workshop with Erin and Patrice.10:00 – 4:00. Workshop includes lunch, $125. Studio One in Big Sur. 831-206-2475. 10:00 – 4:00pm.

Tuesday, May 19, Talk/book signing: Barnes & Noble, 894 Marsh St, San Luis Obispo, CA, 805-781-8334, 2:00pm

Tuesday, May 19: Talk/book signing: Chaucer’s Books, 3221 State St, 805-682-6787Santa Barbara, CA, 7:00pm

Friday, May 15: Talk/book signing: East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St, Mountain View, CA, 650-988-9800, 7:30 – 9:00pm

Saturday, May 16: May Step into Nature: Writing & Imagination Workshop, East West Bookshop, 324 Castro St, Mountain View, CA, 650-988-9800, 11:30 – 3:30.

Advance Praise for Step Into Nature
“If you take Patrice hand she will take you on a walk…Then she’ll deposit you back in your comfortable chair with a kiss on your head. And only later will you find that your pockets are quite full of turquoise and in your hair, feathers.” – Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. author of Blue Mind

“Patrice Vecchione has given us a true workbook for the senses, full of beautiful methods and exercises for getting ever-closer to our surrounding world. Read it and your travels into nature will be enhanced and changed. I shall never head for the woods without a ladder and a hammock again.” – David Rothenberg, author of Bug Music and Why Birds Sing

“In words carried as lightly in hand as a new-found robin’s egg, Patrice Vecchione invites readers into a warm and ranging conversation… Step Into Nature illumines the intimate connection between inner and outer, contemplative and wild, and shows the reasons these connections matter.” – Jane Hirshfield, author of The Beauty (poems) and Ten Windows: How Great Poems Transform the World

About the Author:
Patrice Vecchione, is the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life, about which The Writer magazine said, “Trust the voice of Patrice Vecchione.” She is the author of two books of poetry and the editor of many highly acclaimed anthologies. Vecchione offers creative writing and collage workshops—inside and out—at universities, libraries, parks, and community and spiritual centers, including the Esalen Institute. She lives in Monterey, California with her best beloveds—her husband, two cats, and a garden often in bloom. patricevecchione.com.

Marci Bracco Cain
Chatterbox PR
Carmel, CA 93923

Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles Vs. Hydrogen on Demand, Hydro Dynamics HHO, Inc

A Hydrogen Report/Update where the public and businesses can learn current and future use’s of Hydrogen as a fuel source.

Boca Raton, FL, December 12, 2014 – New release future fuel Hydrogen is here; the most abundant element on the planet is being used to reduce pollution and the consumption of fossil fuels. It has been used since the 1800’s as a fuel and fuel supplement. NASA has been using Hydrogen to power spacecrafts since the 1950’s. Next year large automobile manufacturers; Toyota and BMW plan to release pollution free Hydrogen powered automobiles.

California has been targeted for the release; it is currently the only state that has Hydrogen fueling stations. Currently there are only a few stations in the United States which are located in California. Major oil companies are hoping to have as many as 20 fueling stations in the Los Angeles area by mid 2015.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell cars have been designed to have the same traveling distance as a similar conventional gasoline engine vehicles. The cost will start in the mid $50,000 range. The initial release of Hydrogen vehicles will be compact models and will have all the options of their gasoline counterparts. The positive factors are; Hydrogen is pollution free. The negative factor is the lack of fueling stations, the unknown cost of fuel and weight limitations.

Hydrogen on Demand as a supplement is available today; it has been used to power engines for over 200 years. An engine that uses clean Hydrogen can reduce its carbon footprint +/- 90% and increase the fuel efficiency in Diesel & Gas engines as much as +/- 50%. The cost of a good Hydrogen Booster is a few hundred dollars for a small engine up to $1,000 or more for larger Diesel engines.

The positive factors are: Hydrogen on Demand is available now worldwide. It can be installed easily on any engine and the pollution and fuel savings can be substantial. It can be added to diesel engines helping to reduce pollution and increase MPG +/- 50%. It runs on water an inexpensive plentiful resource. The negative factors are: maintenance and bad publicity resulting from Hydrogen products that did not work. Many DIY kits and internet plans to build a Hydrogen generator do not work, Those who use a glass jar or plastic bottles beware, Hydrogen is very explosive and can be dangerous, if not handled properly.

The HydroDynamicsHHO.com team has been advancing Hydrogen Technologies since 1999. They are excited about the new advancements which can help the public save on the cost of energy and reduce pollution. The time to act is now! The new Hydro Dynamo Booster is a state of the art Hydrogen Booster (+/-93%) available to Individuals, Companies and Governmental agencies interested in saving fuel and helping the environment. For the latest information and updates email or call.

GO GREEN – Burn Clean!

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Cary Nagdeman
Hydro Dynamics HHO, Inc.
20920 Concord Green Dr
Boca Raton, FL 33433

The Ambulatory M&A Advisor names the Top 15 Urgent Care Influencers through 2014

The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, The Ambulatory M&A Advisor is a publication that covers business, legal and transactional updates and insights around ambulatory care center deal making, names the Top 15 Urgent Care Influencers.

Dallas, TX, December 12, 2014 – The Ambulatory M&A Advisor, The Ambulatory M&A Advisor is a publication that covers business, legal and transactional updates and insights around ambulatory care center deal making, names the Top 15 Urgent Care Influencers.

What have you done to change the world lately? Over the last two decades, 15 faces have been changing the way the world of urgent care works.

“They’ve become a lot more retail and customer-service oriented; they’re like the Neiman Marcus’ and Starbucks of urgent care,” healthcare investment banker Blayne Rush said. “They’re in better buildings, better staffed and better equipped to handle peoples’ needs nowadays.”

With a small start in the 1970s, there are now over 9,000 urgent care centers operating across the US. The Ambulatory M&A Advisor has compiled a list of the top 15 most influential CEOs, founders and owners of some of these centers. Several of them are recognized members on the board of the Urgent Care Association of America, such as John Shufeldt, M.D. and Laurel Stoimenoff. Others such as Tim Reynolds, M.D., and Lee Resnick, M.D. have won prestigious awards for their dedication and hard work.

With influencers like these, the world of urgent healthcare will continue to expand and improve. To see what they did and how they did it, view the complete list here at:http://www.ambulatoryadvisor.com/top-15-urgent-care-influencers-2014/

Blayne Rush, MBA
The Ambuatory M&A Advisor
18181 Midway Rd Ste 200
Dallas, Texas 75287