The Largest Wish-Granting Charity in the World Selects Virtosoftware Products to Enhance its SharePoint Environment

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, the largest wish-granting charity in the world that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, chooses a line of Virtosoftware’s products and services to enhance its SharePoint environment.

San Francisco, CA, October 06, 2010 — The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, the largest wish-granting charity in the world that grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, chooses a line of Virtosoftware‘s products and services to enhance its SharePoint environment.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of America has selected a line of five products by Virtosoftware to allow its SharePoint environment to be more effective and powerful through adding a variety of new robust features and, at the same time, bringing a level of simplicity to management and development functions. Among the components chosen by The Foundation are Virto Password Change and Password Reset web parts, ( ) Virto Active Directory User Service, Ajax Calendar as well as Virto Ajax Data View. The line of Virtosoftware web parts and services helps the Foundation to achieve a new level of efficiency in very different sectors of its work ranging from user account management to web site development.

Virto Password Change and Virto Password Reset Web parts provide a self-service facility for more than 1,000 users of the Foundation working SharePoint-based environment to manage their enterprise credentials. These Web parts benefit the Foundation by reducing helpdesk requests and administrative overhead as well as helping the information technology staff support a robust password policy. Virto Active Directory User Service ( ) allows the users to manage their Active Directory contact information via a web interface, as well as providing a convenient tool for information technology helpdesk of the Foundation to manage Active Directory accounts.

Virto Ajax Calendar ( ) for Microsoft SharePoint provides a feature-rich interface for managing dates on the Foundation project sites. The users no longer need to use a SharePoint form to adjust project tasks: they can edit them directly on the calendar Web part. The dynamic and colorful interface makes it easier for them to identify and manage tasks. Virto Ajax Data View for Microsoft SharePoint allows developers of the Make-A-Wish Foundation to rapidly create feature-rich interfaces in SharePoint for managing data in SQL tables, without using the SharePoint Designer (SPD). The Web part reduces both development and deployment time by allowing developers to design interfaces for SQL tables and views directly in SharePoint.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is now the largest wish-granting charity in the world, with 65 chapters in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and nearly 25,000 volunteers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation grants a wish every 40 minutes and has granted more than 188,000 wishes in the United States since its inception. Visit for more information about the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Also visit for more information about the products chosen by the Make-A-Wish Foundation as well as other products by Virtosoftware, and learn how they could help your company to make its work more efficient and convenient. Also, find there trials, news, prices, special offers and updates as well as installation and user guides, and do not for get to follow us on Twitter:

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VirtoSoftware, a Microsoft Gold-Certified partner, designs and builds innovative web parts for Microsoft® SharePoint® 2007 and 2010. Our comprehensive lineup includes calendar, alerts, collaboration, workflow and administration capabilities for SharePoint users.

More than 1500 users around the world have chosen our products to enhance their SharePoint activities. Virto Software is headquartered in 4 with offices worldwide. For more information or to browse Virto Software’s products, please visit or contact us:

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New Products Arrive at Machines 4 Cleaning

Popular online retailer Machines 4 Cleaning has recently added new products to their already large offering.

Gloucestershire, UK, October 06, 2010 — Popular online retailer Machines 4 Cleaning has recently added new products to their already large offering. The new products come from renowned brands Karcher and Craftex and feature pressure washers, vacuums and upholstery cleaners.

One of the new featured products is the Karcher HDS 5/11 U (240V) Portable Hot Water Pressure Washer. This competitively priced entry class model is a hot water high-pressure cleaner. Its innovative “Upright”-Design ensures good mobility and ergonomics. It is very user-friendly due to one-button-operation and integrated hose and accessory stowage. It offers great value for commercial or residential usage. ( ) There is currently a saving of £294 and free delivery on this product when you buy online.

Another new line is the Craftex ‘Sabrina’ E-Line 6700 Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner is a Professional injection/extraction machine for fast cleaning of small areas of carpet, upholstery and hard floors. It is a Compact machine with the characteristics of larger machines. Perfect for use in car valeting, care homes, stain spotting, hire industry and hard floor maintenance. The machine sold with both wand and hoses. There is currently a saving of £110 and free delivery on this product when you buy online at

The Machines 4 Cleaning ( ) website is continually updated with new products which are ideal for domestic and commercial cleaning. There are big discounts on lots of big name branded products from Numatic, Karcher, Prochem and Craftex.

The website ( ) also has a best sellers feature where you can check out the best selling products and see reviews on them by the buyers. This makes choosing the correct cleaning machine a breeze. If you require any help or advice on any new purchase then help is just a quick contact form, email or telephone call away. There are cleaning professionals ready to deal with your enquiry and offer any help you need.

If you are looking to buy a cleaning machine then visit today for the best range or products and the lowest possible prices online. Alternatively why not give them a call on 01452 731630.

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Ian Carter
G.P. Cleaners T/A Machines 4 Cleaning
Unit F3, Innsworth Technology Park
Innsworth Lane, Gloucester
Gloucestershire, GL3 1DL UK
Tel: 01452 – 731630
Fax: 01452 – 739212

From the Runway to the iPhone: Inlet Technologies Helps Zeitbyte Expand Audience for 2010 Fall Fashion Week Shows


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From the Runway to the iPhone: Inlet Technologies Helps Zeitbyte Expand Audience for 2010 Fall Fashion Week Shows

Zeitbyte streams record number of shows to multiple devices in over 170 different countries using Inlet’s Spinnaker

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – OCTOBER 05, 2010 – Inlet Technologies, the leader in innovative solutions for digital media preparation, announced today that its SpinnakerTM streaming appliances were used by Zeitbyte Digital Media to stream live and on-demand coverage of this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to more than 175,000 unique viewers on computers and mobile devices around the world.

Zeitbyte, a digital media company that specializes in video production and webcasting, first began streaming Fashion Week three years ago, and have been using Inlet’s Spinnaker HD 7100 to power their streams since 2009.  As a result of the growing number of shows and demand for streams to multiple devices, the company added the Spinnaker HD-X 8100 for this year’s event. With support for up to eight simultaneous streams from one unit, Zeitbyte now has the ability to stream on location in any format (i.e., Flash, Silverlight, H.264, 1080p HD) to any viewing device – including the iPhone®, the iPadTM, and the latest 3GPP devices.

“Spinnaker has not only provided us with an end-to-end solution for broadcasting events on the Internet, but it has also helped create new opportunities for our customers to reach a broader audience on their device of choice,” commented Gary Kahn, president, Zeitbyte Digital Media.  “Thanks to Inlet, we were able to stream more Fashion Week events than ever before, at the highest quality possible.”

Using Spinnaker’s award-winning encoding technology, Zeitbyte streamed 66 shows from 11 different locations, including Lincoln Center and Milk Studios, as well as several offsite shows around the city from designers such as Donna Karan and Jason Wu. Along with streaming over 900,000 minutes of live content, Zeitbyte also used Spinnaker to encode 20 additional shows for archival purposes, making them available on-demand to online viewers. All coverage from this year’s Fashion Week can be viewed on the Lincoln Center web site, on individual designer web sites or Facebook pages, and other sites such as

For future events, Zeitbyte will continue to leverage Spinnaker to offer customers the highest quality streams on location, from anywhere in the world. The company also plans to help those customers engage viewers even further with integrated functionality delivered in their custom players – including opportunities for ad insertion, social media, chat and subscriptions.

“The work Zeitbyte did at Fashion Week is a great demonstration of Spinnaker’s superior quality and performance,” said Michael Barros, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Inlet Technologies. “We are proud to help Zeitbyte deliver a one-stop solution for streaming broadcast-quality content to any device, and help create new business opportunities around that content for them and their customers.”

Spinnaker is Inlet Technologies’ family of industry leading streaming appliances for live video and audio delivery applications. Using a state-of-the-art encoding engine and an advanced toolset, Spinnaker delivers the bandwidth performance and unique features you need to provide a true broadcast experience online Spinnaker provides award winning quality and professional, reliable results in an affordable, simple solution.

The Numbers: Inlet Technologies – Zeitbyte Digital Media

2010 Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

175,424 total unique viewers – live and on-demand content

46,250 unique live content viewers

1,704,193 minutes of live and on-demand content viewed

903,759 minutes of live content viewed

171 countries from which live and on-demand content viewed

137 countries from which live content viewed

About Zeitbyte Digital Media

Zeitbyte Digital Media provides media, online and video services, including live event webcasting, video production services, custom media players, media encoding, and media management and streaming Founded in 2006 by Kevin Brail and Gary Kahn, Zeitbyte’s clients include ConEdison, Kenneth Cole, Universal Music, UBS, Neiman Marcus, Phillips de Pury and Michael Kors.

About Inlet Technologies

Inlet Technologies is redefining the online video experience with innovative solutions for media preparation that combine striking video quality with surprising simplicity and reliability, enabling content owners to expand their audience and realize greater value from their content. Industry leaders such as Major League Baseball, Microsoft, NBC Universal/Vancouver Winter Games, Yahoo!, France Télévisions and Home Shopping Network rely on Inlet for easy implementation, technical prowess and enterprise scale for their mission critical operations. For more information, please visit Follow us on Twitter at InletTech.


LAN Systems Teaches Smart Grid and Network Security at 2010 Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School

LAN System, a leading Atlanta Computer Support company, presented the topics of Smart Grid and Network Security at the 2010 Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School.

Norcross, GA, October 05, 2010 — LAN System, a leading Atlanta Computer Support company, presented the topics of Smart Grid and Network Security at the 2010 Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School. Smart Grid topics and initiatives were the focus at this year’s school.

A Smart Grid primer class was taught by Chuck Newton of Newton-Evans Research Group and Mary Hester of LAN Systems. Topics included what utilities are currently doing to support the grid and a discussion of initiatives to incorporate the latest technology for electric utilities. SCADA, communication, monitoring and database systems will all benefit from the increased priority and awareness of the importance of the power grid. For years, utilities have implemented technologies that contribute to an autonomous grid. “The Intelligent or Smart Grid is not a new concept for electric utilities,” said LAN Systems CEO, Mary Hester. ( ) “Utilities have been working toward this goal for many years. With the support of government and consumers, our dream of a smart, secure grid is closer than ever.”

In addition to the Smart Grid primer, a class on Network Security was taught by LAN Systems ( ) Senior Systems Engineer, Forrest Thompson. The course centered on protecting computer systems from outside attacks by securing the system and training users. Threats like viruses and malware were discussed with specific examples. Forrest stressed practicing safe computing and offered tips on how to keep from falling victim to common attacks.
The utility industry recognizes the vastness of considerations that are part of Smart Grid. Schools and seminars, like the SE Distribution Apparatus School, provide a unique opportunity for utility professionals to learn about the latest technology and discuss the most relevant issues.

About Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School:
The Southeastern Distribution Apparatus School & Conference is sponsored by Utility Technology Association. The school provides a forum for electric utility personnel to discuss best practices, procedures, new technologies, and common problems with peers and representatives from industry. The school is open to anyone interested and involved in these areas. For more information, visit:

About LAN Systems:
LAN Systems provides people-focused IT solutions. As technology experts, LAN Systems helps companies make the most of their existing IT investment and choose the right solutions to fuel growth. LAN Systems is a leading provider of computer networking, consulting and managed services for growing businesses in Metro Atlanta. For more information, visit:

Press & Media Contact:
Lauren Maxwell
Business Development Manager
LAN Systems
6015-D Atlantic Blvd
Norcross, GA 30071
770 662-0312

Bambi Day Care Center Press Release

Bambi Day Care Center is the initial subdivision of the greater institution — Bambi Academy, which comprises the daycare centers, the Big Apple Academy K-12, the Alpha Summer Camp and the Dolphin Swimming School in New York. The daycare centers have several convenient locations in quiet residential areas of Brooklyn and are proud to be among the best daycare centers New York City can offer.
At Bambi Day Care, as childcare professionals we keep up to date with the latest trends in the field of child development. We firmly believe that each child is a unique person, and development is dependent on many factors. Therefore our child care programs support the idea that children should have their natural curiosity nurtured through an authentic, integrated, play-based approach. We realize that a curriculum framework that is designed to be universal to all children only leads to optimal development when teachers respect and respond to the learning opportunities of each individual child. Each child is born with individual traits and this is the reason for our strong belief that caregivers cannot have one single strategy for all the children in their care. We try to personalize and tailor our interactions and our programs to fit each child’s needs, keeping in mind their likes and dislikes.
Education and upbringing in our daycare center is centered around a child’s personality. We focus on children’s self-discovery, self-development and self-realization. We use the latest methods of teaching preschool age children along with the childcare programs that have been tested for years and proven to be most effective. At our day care centers each child can enjoy wonderful books, attractive toys, spacious and well-equipped playgrounds. Your child will be under the supervision of nurturing, highly educated caregivers at all times in our infant daycare.
Our children very enthusiastically take part in various contests and concerts which are prepared for all major holidays. Children love singing and dancing, and these activities help them develop their creativity thus developing their intellect. Children successfully develop their language skills through communicating with their teachers who are always interested in what the little ones have to say.
We are proud of the fact that we can form beginning knowledge and skills which will serve as a foundation for your children’s future. Children develop their motor skills, learn numbers and letters, start working with basic mathematical operations, such as addition and subtraction, learn new words to expand their vocabulary and gain the ability to eloquently express themselves. They also learn many facts about the world around them.
Our daycare graduates are perfectly ready for Kindergarten at the age of 5 because we organize our classes based on the fundamental principles of early childhood education. Children are taught through play, and they learn new skills naturally.
Our daycare centers are open for children ages 2 through 5, Monday through Friday, from 7.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. We also provide transportation from Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.
For more information, please visit our website, e-mail us at or call at (718) 645-7010.

Hard Money Lender in the San Francisco Bay Area Helps Five Homeowners From Foreclosure

Lending criteria for hard money mortgages are fairly simple. The loan is based on the value of the subject property either real estate owned or about to be purchased by a borrower.

Santa Rosa, CA, October 04, 2010 — We need Private money loans in California from $100,000, and up to 10,000,000 we love both commercial and residential ( ) and we are a fast funding outfit that bases our loans entierely on equity. We are California # 1 equity based lender and have just decided to raise our loan to value from 65% to 70% loan to value of the property. In general, hard money mortgages are used for commercial purposes. However, they can also be applied to residential properties. In this instance, the loan is generally referred to by its more genteel name: a non-conforming mortgage.

Lending criteria for hard money mortgages ( ) are fairly simple. The loan is based on the value of the subject property either real estate owned or about to be purchased by a borrower. If the borrower is buying property, the “value” of the real estate is defined as the actual purchase price of the property. If the borrower needs hard money for a refinance situation, the value is determined by a written real estate appraisal.

If you are looking for a hard money refinance loan, the lender will want to know when you purchased the property and what you paid for it. If you bought a property a month ago for a specific sum, the lender will be disinclined to lend you more than that purchase price. Once you own the property for about a year, especially if you have put some money, sweat equity, or both into the property, ( ) you can get a new appraisal and get a loan based on the new, improved value of the property. This is called seasoning. Be sure you have seasoned your property for 3 months before going out for a refinance mortgage at a significantly higher value figure than what you paid for it.

Once it has three months seasononing we fund loans to borrowers with unique challenges, and who do not have the time or are unable to seek financing from traditional banking sources. We utilize our own resources to fund loans – when we commit, you may be confident of the timing and outcome we promise and we deliver on our word.

NO Rules! ( ) does not underwrite loans for a secondary market. We make the rules and use our experience to make loans happen. Simply put we are the bank our vast group of investors have been working with us for the past 20 years and trust us to evaluate the equity position we are taking on. We are a equity based lender ,we care not about credit scores, previous foreclosure and/or bankruptcy with us all borrowers are the same depending on down payment or the equity position ( ) we hold as collateral.

* Residential
* Construction
* $250,000 – $2,500,000
* Lot Loans
* NO FICO requirements
* Small Commercial
* LTV’s to 75%
* Foreclosures
* Stated Income
* Interest only
* Multiple Borrowers
* No Prepay Penalties
* Cross Collateral OK
* Multifamily
* Office
* Retail
* Self Storage
* Special Uses
* Payments Holdbacks
* Medical
* Mixed Use

Borrower EQUITY is the primary criteria. We will look at loans on any type of real estate to any type of borrower just as long as there is equity there is a good chance you have yourself a loan !!!!!!

We fund our loans in as little as 4 days with that being said we try and limit the amount of time we have available to just one state — We fund in California ( ) only at the present time so that you get 100% of our time and energy so that your loan funds without any complications.

What kind of interest rate can I expect from an equity loan?
Most borrowers can typically expect an interest rate of 9% to 15% for their private money loans.

Will my credit score affect my eligibility?
No. This is one of the most important differences between us and banks or mortgage brokers. Your credit score does not affect your elifibility.

What does Loan-to-Value (LTV) mean?
Loan-to-Value is the relationship between the value and the loans against the property.

What types of property are eligible for a private loan?
Single Family Residence, Commercial, Multi-Family, Land, Mixed Use and other real estate properties are all eligible for a hard money loan.

Do I have to pay closing costs?
Yes, however the closing costs can be paid through the loan proceeds.

How long does it take to close on an equity loan?
Closing on a hard money loan takes between 3 and 5 days after receiving a completed package.

Does my property need to be appraised by your appraiser?
No, but we will conduct an appraisal review on all appraisal reports submitted to us.

Where do we lend?
We currently lend in California only.

How do I get started on a hard-money loan?
To get started on an equity based hard money loan from please e-mail me your dead or alive deals now !! e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or contact Jeffrey Martino Young today toll free 1-877-870-2676 or 24 hour cell phone # 310-984-0496 or fill out the loan application on our website.

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Jeffrey Martino Young
1585 Terrace Way
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
(310) 984-0496

UK Homes Are Second Largest Cause Of Lung Cancer

UK Homes And Showers Expose People To Cancer Causing Airborne Radon Gases. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Announced That The Second Biggest Cause Of Lung Cancer Is Through Low To Medium Exposure To Radon Gases In Homes.[1]

Smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the world. However, very few know that the second biggest cause of lung cancer is radon exposure in homes. Dr. Maria Neira of WHO (World Health Organisation): “Most radon-induced lung cancers occur from low and medium dose exposures in people’s homes. Radon is the second most important cause of lung cancer after smoking in many countries”.[1] In fact it accounts for 21,000 deaths a year (in America alone) for non-smokers. Conversely, second-hand smoke only accounts for 3,000 deaths per year. [2]

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas borne out of the decay of uranium. Some might think that uranium is something that is only to be found in nuclear power stations, but in fact every square mile of the earth contains 1 gramme of uranium, which adds up to a lot of uranium and radon. Radon seeps into enclosed spaces like mines and also into underground water supplies where it is trapped within this water. A report released by the National Academy of Sciences states that there is a link between tap water and radon-induced lung cancer. [3]

One of the largest exposures to radon gases received daily is through inhalation of radon released from shower water. During showers radon particles are released as gases from hot water into the air as steam. The steam contains radon and within the confined space of showers and bathrooms, substantial amounts of radon gases are inhaled. The UK’s Health Protection Agency state that radon exposures in many homes are close to those received by uranium miners.[4]

The most effective and environmentally friendly way to protect against radon gases in the shower is to install a shower filter. Shower filters are easy-to-install shower heads that have an in-built water filter. As the radon particles pass through the filter, they are trapped and therefore make shower water free from radon. Shower filters have replaceable cartridges and also eliminate other impurities like; chlorine, magnesium, heavy metals, lime scale and other contaminants that can cause adverse health effects.

The UK’s Health Protection Agency provide radon test kits for homes and can be purchased by calling 01235 822 622.

Http:// sells internationally tested and certified shower filters which remove radon. They can be purchased securely online at or by calling 0800 612 7174.

More information about radon in homes can be accessed on the UK’s Health Protection Agency’s website at:

 About The Company: specialise in offering the latest technology in Shower Filters for health and beauty. The Http:// filters are available online via a secure ecommerce store at

Prices start from £29.95 (including VAT) and can be ordered online or by calling 0800 612 7174.

What do its customers say?

Shirley Chan of London says: “I have been using the shower filter for three weeks now and I have noticed the difference in my skin and hair. Previously, my skin would feel very dry and itchy and I had to moisturise with an emollient cream, but now my skin feels soft and smooth and I no longer have to use my creams.”

Stephen Boyle of Essex says: “It’s easy to install. Well after two weeks since putting the filter on my shower, it’s great. I never realised how much damage chlorine does to the skin.”

Jacqueline Gallagher of Derry says:“The filter does everything it promised and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve recommended it to all my friends and am telling all my salon clients of the benefits.”

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[1] Dr. Maria Neira of WHO (World Health Organisation): “Most radon-induced lung cancers occur from low and medium dose exposures in people’s homes. Radon is the second most important cause of lung cancer after smoking in many countries.” –





Need a Commercial Cleaning Machine? Choose Machines 4

The Machines 4 Cleaning website offers top branded commercial cleaners from Karcher, Craftex, Numatic, Prochem and Nilfisk Alto, all at the lowest prices and with free delivery.

Gloucestershire, UK, October 04, 2010 — If you require a commercial cleaning machine whether it is a pressure washer, industrial vacuum cleaner, floor polisher or upholstery cleaner then be sure to visit

The Machines 4 Cleaning website offers top branded commercial cleaners from Karcher, Craftex, Numatic, Prochem and Nilfisk Alto, all at the lowest prices and with free delivery. There are many types of cleaners to choose from such as pressure washers, floor polishers, industrial vacuum cleaners, workshop vacuums and upholstery cleaners.

There is professional advice on hand if you require any help before purchasing a product from the website. You can use the simple contact forms available, send an email or telephone 01452 731630 to obtain further information or advice on any product.

There is a new products section on the website that allows you to quickly see any of the new products added recently as well as a best sellers feature that allows you to see what is popular with full customer reviews so you can be sure of the product before buying it.

Machines 4 Cleaning ( ) also provide a comprehensive accessory service so that you can add on to any purchase made. There are accessories for pressure washers, upholstery cleaners and vacuum cleaners, everything you need to complement your perfect commercial cleaner. If you require any accessories that are not on the website just send an email or call them and they will get them ordered in especially for you.

Machines 4 Cleaning ( ) is a part of G.P. Cleaners who are based in Gloucestershire and have years of experience in commercial and domestic cleaning. They supply commercial and domestic cleaners throughout the country and with the Machines 4 Cleaning website they can supply these products online with good discounts and free delivery.

No other cleaning equipment supplier offers such a wide range of high quality cleaning equipment & great value for money with secure on-line and off-line ordering, with many products delivered the very next day.

To take advantage of these great offers visit the website today

Press & Media Contact:
Ian Carter
G.P. Cleaners T/A Machines 4 Cleaning
Unit F3, Innsworth Technology Park
Innsworth Lane, Gloucester
Gloucestershire, GL3 1DL UK
Tel: 01452 – 731630
Fax: 01452 – 739212

Great Deals on Casio Men’s and Ladies Watches at Watchmad

Watchmad has a wide range of watches for both men and ladies which include Casio’s ever popular G-Shock models.

Herefordshire, UK, October 04, 2010 — If you are looking for a great deal on a Casio watch then look no further than They have a wide range of watches for both men and ladies which include Casio’s ever popular G-Shock models.

Casio have long been an innovator of quality watches and came up with the original idea for the digital watch. Since then the brand has grown globally with many people relying on Casio watches everyday to provide accurate timings.

There are many things a Casio watch can offer over its competitors, things such as accurate radio controlled digital timing, date, night light, water resistance and stopwatch makes Casio watches ideal for the outdoor enthusiast or sports person.

Casio has proven a very popular seller for Watchmad ( ) both online and in store. It has sold well in both men’s and ladies models, for men the G-Shock range has been the biggest seller and for ladies the Baby-G model has by far been the winner. All models are available in a range of colours and styles to look great on any wrist.

As an example of the low prices offered by Watchmad on Casio watches, ( ) the men’s leather strapped G-Shock model which is one of the most popular selling men’s watches currently has a saving on £17 from the RRP. The most popular ladies model the Baby-G in white and silver has a saving of £22 from the RRP, they also come with free delivery.

Casio watches make the ideal gift for a loved one and suit all age ranges. There are bright coloured models in both G-Shock and Baby-G as well as the classic silver and gold look. Casio watches ( ) are very robust making everyday living and the outdoor lifestyle a breeze.

Watchmad strive to offer the best prices online for all of the brands it stocks with free delivery offered on all purchases made. You can find the latest range of Casio watches by visiting the website

Press & Media Contact:
Mark Warr
3 The Maltings, Ross On Wye
Herefordshire HR9 7YB UK
01989 565526

Explore the Craft of Colorful Festivals

Singapore – 01/10/10 – The Bintan Island which was once used as a trading post between India and China is now developing as a popular tourist destination in the Riau Archipelago. Inhabiting this green island is a wide variety of flora and fauna making the island a great spot for eco tourism which is Bintan’s main attraction.

Tanjung Pinang, the capital of Bintan is famous for its sites of historical and cultural interest. There are a number of structures and monuments that speak of the influences of Chinese, Buddhist, Islamic and colonial culture that reigned at different eras in this tiny island. Many of these places include the remnants of the Riao-Johor sultanate in Penyengat, the Masjid Raya Sultan Riau or Yellow Mosque, the ruins of the Dutch colonial graveyard, Chinese pagodas, the banyan tree temple and the Raja Haji Fisabillah monument.

The Bintan Arts festival was developed to attract foreign tourists to this Indonesian island. It was part of a scheme to develop and promote Bintan as a premier Indonesian holiday destination. This art and culture festival is held in the month of September to exhibit the native culture of the Indonesian group of islands.

This festival exhibits traditional handcraft items which are sold as souvenirs for tourists to take home. There is also a traditional cuisine festival that gives foreign tourists a taste of Indonesia. One must make it a point to dine at the numerous sea side restaurants that serve the most savory, fresh seafood. The cuisine is typically Asian with the native Bintan touch. The delicacies spread before you are guaranteed to be not just scrumptious but also healthy! The evenings are filled with a celebration of traditional Indonesian music and dance, mainly the Tari Piring or plate dance during which the tourists are encouraged to take part in the festivities by shaking a leg with the natives.

Most Bintan hotels and resorts are in with the theme of eco tourism. Bintan hotels accommodation services provide great ways to get down and close to Nature! Most structures are green buildings, using native methods of construction, giving the spaces an ethnic and refreshing feel. Beachfront developments have the most breathtaking views to the teal seas and azure skies. Bintan hotels bring to you the best Asian spas and massage parlors to pamper and rejuvenate your mind and body. Bintan would indeed provide a great break for those wishing to escape the fast-paced concrete jungle life.

About offers their guests the pleasure of a passionate holiday in exotic places in Asia Pacific. based in Singapore as a popular hotel agency in Asia provides the best rate guarantees with discount online bookings. With years of experience and expertise, the company has a vast database of hotel accommodations to suit all budgets and needs of tourists with exciting discount rates with online reservation. Providing their clients with hotel reservation services and cost-effective hotel rates, the company has infused the detail of reservations for hotels with secure online booking and deep discounts with luxurious accommodation rooms on their website:

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