A winner with parents.

Pencil Play Pals Children’s books (Published by Whehey Publishing) are still a big hit with children and their parents.

The National Parenting Center identifies the finest products and services being marketed to the parent/child audience. Through consumer oriented testing it solicits evaluations from parents and their children. The products with the best results are awarded The National Parenting Center Seal of Approval.

A Seal of Approval was awarded for both “The Pristine Pig,” and “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games.” These are just two of the titles (Published by Whehey Publishing) in the Pencil Play Pals children’s books award winning series. You can read a product review on both books by visiting The National Parenting Center’s website. “Pencil Play Pals Pencil Games” was awarded in the Kits and Crafts category and “The Pristine Pig” was awarded its Seal of Approval in the children’s books category.

If you’d like to purchase either of these titles and judge for yourself just visit the Pencil Play Pals website at pencilplaypals.com.

Enjoy a Carousel of Events in Indonesia

Singapore – 27/09/2010 – Indonesia is one of the great holiday destinations of the world. September is a great time to visit the country. Hotel accommodations in Indonesia are very easy when arranged through Excitehotels.com that find you the best deals possible, with a wide selection of fine hotels at prices to suit every budget!

In Indonesia, one can start off by viewing one of the most colorful exhibitions around. The Indonesian International Circus Festival includes performances by New Shanghai circus, Cyclown Circus and Cirque Le Masque. Watch gravity defying stunts being performed as acrobats fly through the air and keep the audience silent with bated breath! Impossibly hard acrobatic techniques will be on display. Some of the worlds leading gymnasts will be taking the stage as the lights, sound and color mesmerize the audience.

Those travelers who have always wanted to visit Japan can do so in Indonesia! The Ennichisai is one of the highlights of the season as a wonderful display of Japanese culture is put together by the local community. Watch as Shinto shrines are carried down the parade road chanting slogans unique to Japan. The Bon Odori dance is sure to wow many a tourist unfamiliar with their culture.

If you’re one to shop till you drop, you must definitely visit the Jakarta Fair. It is one of the largest exhibitions in the region and has manufacturers from almost every field vying to popularize and sell their products. Generally, crowds, international and domestic alike, throng the stalls as some of the most innovative and colorful products go on display. Couple this with great music on the main stage and great food from various cuisines and kitchens and one can spend hours here and be entertained. The cultural exhibition also highlights the local culture which by itself makes visiting worthwhile!

Be sure to check out the exciting Sufi Dance performance. It will happen in the second week of September and is a traditional dance that sends a message out to Allah by striving to achieve all forms of perfection.

The Arts and Photography Exhibition will also be held around the same time, with many a talented photographer and artist there to showcase their latest works. Some of the leading artists of the world have showcased their works in this fair.

About Excitehotels.com: Excitehotels.com offers their guests the pleasure of a passionate holiday in exotic places in Asia Pacific. Excitehotels.com 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: http://www.excitehotels.com/indonesia_hotels.htm

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Big Apple Academy Press Release

For the third consecutive year, Big Apple Academy has been selected for the 2010 Best of Brooklyn Award in the Junior Colleges & Technical Institutes category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA).

The USLBA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USLBA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Nationwide, only 1 in 120 (less than 1%) 2010 Award recipients qualified as three-time Award Winners. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2010 USLBA Award Program focused on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USLBA and data provided by third parties.

For reference:

The Big Apple Academy is a coeducational independent school for students enrolled in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. The school was founded in 1992, and throughout its comparatively short history has become the leading private educational institution for K-12, utilizing the latest technologies and methods for education delivery.

The Big Apple Academy strives to create an informal learning environment where students develop their character, mind and body. The greatest asset of our private school is the close-knit relationships between faculty and students. It is our firm belief that from this relationship students sharpen their most essential skill sets: thinking critically and analyzing, exploring and practicing through a broad array of human thoughts and accomplishments extending to the humanities, mathematics, the sciences, the arts and athletics.

For the purpose of catering better to the needs of students and parents in our age of technology, we’ve created an integrated online social media platform (integrated websites and integrations with social media networks), while building a cohesive community of teachers and students, exchanging content, knowledge and expertise.

The web architecture is based on WordPress platform, integrated with major social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others. A number of collaborative applications assisting teachers, students and parents share content, comments, homework assignments, exercise, and other related content.

This helped to achieve a greatly increased (close to 100%) participation by students and teachers, directly through platform, and via social networks. Increased comments on website and social networks, better conversion from information gathering to registration in school programs. Big Apple Academy is planning better engagement of students in classrooms with the use of Social Networks, such as Twitter and Facebook. From Project related tweet-ups and Facebook sections, Big Apple Academy is hoping to increase the overall awareness and branding of the schools programs.

Besides this, our students have access to the latest educational technology by having their lessons scheduled in state-of-the-art computer classes. Scientific experiments are regularly conducted through the use of microscopes and other tools geared toward scientific discovery and research. All classes are equipped with TV’s and DVD players as well as other materials produced by the school for didactic purposes.

The Academy occupies two modern facilities located in the Gravesend area of Brooklyn, NY. So, if you reside nearby or in the neighbouring boroughs of Queens and Staten Island — come visit us to get a taste of the Big Apple Academy where each child is given the inspiration to learn and succeed!

For more information please feel free to contact us at http://www.bigappleacademy.com

or call us: (718) 333-0300

Wondershare Releases Upgrade to Wondershare Media Library for Mac

Shenzhen, China, Sep 27th, 2010– Wondershare Software Co., Ltd. announces that they have just upgraded Wondershare Media Library for Mac by fixing some of its bugs and enhancing its searching function.
Wondershare Media Library for Mac is a powerful DVD organizer, which can avoid heavy DVD organizing task for users. This DVD managing tool for Mac can build up vivid DVD libraries with full DVD information, by which it also catalogs DVDs. It can also copy DVDs by 1:1 on Mac. Wondershare upgraded it by fixing some bugs and enhancing its searching function.

What’s new on Wondershare Media Library for Mac 1.1.2

1.      Supports local searching in Japanese, French and German.
2.      The crash problem caused by registration dialogue solved and some other minor bugs fixed.

System Requirement
OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8 or above (including 10.6.3)
CPU: Intel processor, 1G Hz or above
Hard Disk: 100MB for the application and at least 10GB for DVD backup
RAM: 1GHz or above
DVD Driver: Required for DVD backing up
Player Requirements: DVD Player required for DVD playback

Price & Availability
Wondershare Media Library for Mac 1.1.2 is available at the price of $29.00 on http://www.applemacvideo.com/buy/mac-media-library-purchase.html.
About Wondershare
Wondershare Software Co., Ltd. is an innovative consumer software player dedicated to bringing users software products and services in terms of multimedia, business and other ranges. Due to its persistent innovation, Wondershare has been honored by ranking 41st in the Deloitte Technology 2009 Fast 500. For more details, please visit:

Press Contact
Eric Xiong
Wondershare Software Co. Ltd.
Tel: +86-755-8611-7717
Fax: +86-755-8611-7737
Email: catherine@wondershare.com.

Add:  A901, 9/F, Block A, TCL Building, Gaoxin Ave.1.S., Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China 518057

Wondershare iPod Converters Upgraded to Support iPod Touch 4

Shenzhen, China, Sep 27th, 2010- Wondershare Software Co. Ltd. announced that they had upgraded their iPod Converters.

Wondershare DVD to iPod Converter for Mac and Wondershare Video to iPod Converter for Mac are two of the most popular iPod converting programs. They can respectively convert DVDs and popular media formats like MPEG1, MPEG2, MP4, 3GP, 3G2, AVI and MPEG TS/TP (for HD Video) to iPod effectively on Mac. Simple video and audio editing functions are also provided.

What’s new?
Compared to their previous versions, Wondershare DVD to iPod Converter for Mac 1.9.7 and Wondershare Video to iPod Converter for Mac 1.9.7 both support iPod Touch 4.
Wondershare believes that this upgrade will bring Mac users great convenience as the popularity of iPod Touch 4 goes on.

System Requirement:
OS: MAC OS X 10.4 or above (including Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard);
CPU: Intel processor or PPC, 1G Hz or above;
Hard Disk: 512M or above RAM.Price & Availability:

About Wondershare
Wondershare Software Co., Ltd. is an innovative consumer software player dedicated to bringing users software products and services in terms of multimedia, business and other ranges. Due to its persistent innovation, Wondershare has been honored by ranking 41st in the Deloitte Technology 2009 Fast 500. For more details, please visit:

Press Contact
Eric Xiong
Wondershare Software Co. Ltd.
Tel: +86-755-8611-7717
Fax: +86-755-8611-7737
Email: catherine@wondershare.com.
Add:  A901, 9/F, Block A, TCL Building, Gaoxin Ave.1.S., Nanshan District, Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, China 518057

NOAH’S ARK TO LAND IN DANIA BEACH – Hop, Slither or Fly On Over to This Pet Blessing Event. (Don’t Forget Your Humans)

The Metaphysical Chapel of South Florida will hold their Annual Pet Blessing Event on Saturday, October 16, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event offers pets a day of Gratitude and Blessing with their provider families.

Attendees to the Pet Blessing Event will have a chance to peruse several pet-oriented vendor booths as they consider the unique services offered. Among the interesting booth “offerings” there will be Canine Therapeutic Massage, Pet Transportation, Pet Jewelry and Feline Rescue, to name a few.

During this special event, at 12:00 p.m., Rev. Sherry Jankelevich will deliver a welcoming introduction followed by the Pet Blessing Ceremony. Each family of pets will receive an individual blessing along with a Certificate of Participation.

The Metaphysical Chapel of South Florida is looking forward to producing this and many other Community Service events. The Pet Blessing event serves as a way of remembering the love and concern that St. Francis (Patron Saint of Animals) held for all creatures.

With free admission, free parking and all the attention your furry “kids” desire, guests are invited to bring their most behaved pets with them to experience this exciting event. Visitors may also bring along photos of pets too weak to attend or those that are in Spirit for inclusion in the Blessing Ceremony. For the safety of all present, please use collars and harnesses if your pet is not in a pet carrier.

Founded in 1983, the Metaphysical Chapel of South Florida, formerly known as the Hollywood Metaphysical Chapel (until 2008), has served as a Center of Light and Truth to thousands of people seeking to learn and experience “All Things Metaphysical”. Known as Divine Metaphysics, this denomination is one of 14 established U.S. churches and study groups within its parent organization, the United Metaphysical Churches Association. The Metaphysical Chapel offers numerous weekly metaphysical classes/workshops, a monthly Psychic Fair and programs by noted spiritual authors and speakers. Recently held classes include: Metaphysical Interpretation of the Bible, Comparative Religions, Psychic Development,  Principles of Healing, Meditation and Numerology/Astrology.


For more information about the Metaphysical Chapel’s Pet Blessing Event or to be considered as a Pet-Oriented Sponsor/Vendor, please contact them at: Metaphysical Chapel of South Florida, 233 N. Federal Hwy, #51, Dania Beach, FL 33004. 954-923-0066, www.MetaphysicalChapel.com

Jake Kamuonka CFO

Fortunecube.Com and its affiliate Cubefortune.Com announced today the re-launching of the Cube-3D Database, an expansion of the now popular object oriented databases. “The Cube-3D Database will be part of the increasingly popular Object Oriented Databases. There has been a huge debate about the benefits of adding objects into mainstream database management. The ability to pre-build real-world objects will allow the database and 3D designers to model the world as it exists, without having to re-create objects from their pieces each time that they are needed. These real-world objects also have ramifications for SQL programmers,” said Jake Kamuonka, CEO of FortuneCube and the project developer. Jake Kamuonka who is currently the CFO for Classic Group, a real estate development company in New York City.

Mr. Jake Kamuonka is an object oriented database expert, a Java, SQL, XML, C++, and PHP developer with solid background in all aspects of web applications. The high level Java and SQL code was mostly written by Mr. Kamuonka, whereas the generic XHTML, CSS, and XML code was written by programmers from Russian and India. This is a disruptive and creative database application and all the Relational Databases Management Systems Oracle should take notice.

Toast a Tasteful Sojourn in Singapore

Singapore – 24/09/2010 – As every traveler would expect, the local cuisines of the place they are visiting has to be enticing and exciting, in order to have a complete holiday experience. Singapore offers a fantastic culinary experience for anyone looking for a great holiday! The food is greatly influenced by Malay, Indian, Chinese and many Western styles of dish preparation. The diversity of Singapore greatly changes the way the same dish cooked, depending on the ethnicity of the chef preparing it. The Singapore government is very enthusiastic in promoting ‘food tourism’ and advertises the country’s cuisine in great color to attract tourists. One of their mediums includes the Singapore Food Festival.

Chinese culture has greatly influenced the way food is prepared in Singapore. Bak kut teh is a popular Chinese dish that is served in Malaysia – it consists of pork ribs marinated in various herbs and spices. It is generally served as a soup. Chok is a Cantonese porridge that is rice based, and is flavored with chicken and pork. Bak chor mee is egg noodles garnished generously with minced pork, beef or chicken. The myriad of flavors is sure to stump visitors.

Malay cuisine has also permeated into the Singaporean cooking traditions. Ayam goreng is a traditional way of preparing fried chicken. Mee siam is a wonderful way of preparing flat noodles. Mee rebus is another popular, tasty dish that consists of yellow egg noodles served with fermented soy beans with shredded tofu puffs.

Singapore has a large Indian population. They have greatly influenced cooking traditions of Singapore. Biriyani is very popular for those who haven’t tried it. Succulent chicken pieces flavored with herbs and spices served mixed in basmati rice that is steamed until uniform flavor is achieved. Parota is also very popular amongst Indians and tourists alike. It is served with a huge variety of side dishes, such as traditional chicken curry, fried chicken, of fried beef.

Excitehotels can find you accommodations in Singapore close to great food hubs in and around. Not only that, you can also find great hotels that serve great food there!

There are also other cross cultural dishes popular in Singapore. Fish head curry is made popular by the Malayali population. Tahu goring, which is fried tofu with sweet sauce is also extremely popular. So, Singapore presents a delectable destination for your taste buds!

About Excitehotels.com: Offering the passion and the pleasure of staying at unique hotel accommodations, Excitehotels.com celebrates the spirit of freedom with the thrill of great discounts with online booking. Excitehotels.com based in Singapore as a popular hotel agency in Asia provides amazing slashed down rates and the best discounts with secure online booking. With years of experience and expertise, the company displays competence and expertise with a vast database of hotel accommodations to suit all budgets and needs of tourists with discount rates. Excitehotels.com provides hotel reservation services with cost-effective rates and displays an exotic range of accommodation rooms on their website: http://www.excitehotels.com/singapore_city_hotels.htm

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The Pen Collection Offer Stunning Gift Packages For Loved Ones Or Friends, A Stunning Present With A Practical Purpose!

The PenCollection.co.uk has a stunning range of individual pens from all of the leading brands, along with some amazing gift sets that is sure to impress whoever you decide is deserving of such a fantastic gift.

Herefordshire, UK, September 22, 2010 — Often overlooked as a present for a loved one, friend or colleague, a decent pen gift set made by one of the leading manufacturers can often serve a dual purpose, with both a practical and thoughtfulness about the gift. The PenCollection.co.uk has a stunning range of individual pens from all of the leading brands, along with some amazing gift sets that is sure to impress whoever you decide is deserving of such a fantastic gift.

Check out some of the gift sets currently available below:

Faber-Castell Design Perfect Pencil Gift Set – This set looks amazing, with a black colour and sleek case showcasing the quality of the Faber-Castell product ( http://www.pencollection.co.uk ) and it’s at an amazingly low price!

Pelikan Pura Gift Set – This affordable gift set contains a ball point pen and a journal, ideal for those who like to make notes when on their travels or relaxing on holiday somewhere.

Graf Von Faber-Castell Guilloche Ball Point Pen and Leather Pen Case Gift Set – Offering a cracking ball point pen ( http://www.pencollection.co.uk ) and a leather case, this gift set will really melt the heart when presented as the thought it clearly evident in this present.

Graf von Faber-Castell Perfect Pencils Desk Set – This stunning gift set is perfect for the work profession, as it looks amazing on anybody’s desk and contains the highest quality writing tools.

Based in the beautiful county of Herefordshire the Pen Collection website is part of the One Stop Stationers group who have vast experience in the retailing of quality pens and stationery and have been doing so for many years. The leading ecommerce based website was launched last year with the idea of providing high quality pens for customers and collectors at the best possible prices.

The Pen Collection ( http://www.pencollection.co.uk ) is committed to providing high levels of customer service as well as a large range of products through its website, meaning that an order placed with the PenCollection.co.uk is an order that you rely on in terms of getting the right price and also getting the most efficient and secure delivery.

Visit the website today http://www.pencollection.co.uk to see the wide range of stunning individual pens and gift sets currently on offer, delivery is free for all purchases over £75. The Pen Collection ( http://www.pencollection.co.uk ) can deliver globally as well so no matter where you are located in the world, you to can take full advantage of the great prices available.

Press & Media Contact:
Ben Pugh
The Pen Collection
6/7 The Maltings
Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 7YB
01989 768600

User Community Driving Web Innovation with SiteJazzer

A little over a month after the launch of SiteJazzer, Harbinger Knowledge Products announced a series of enhancements to the online software service. SiteJazzer is an online software service that enables web marketers and ad agencies to quickly and inexpensively create exciting web elements to jazz up their websites. It includes a free online community for its users, marketers and online ad professionals at large.

“Ever since we launched SiteJazzer and its online community, we have seen a lot of activity inside the product as well as the community. The community provides a great platform for our users to discuss among themselves, yes, but these public forums also enable us to understand the real needs of our users.” said Vikas Joshi, chairman and managing director of the Harbinger Group. He cites as an example, SiteJazzer’s newly-added support for Apple’s Mac OS X operating system and the Safari browser; a direct result of its “users asking for Mac support”.

“It’s not just the features that are being driven by [the community], but also the language and semantics,” Joshi said. “The users are now creating ‘jazzers’, a word coined by them to describe the web elements they create using SiteJazzer. They have truly not seen anything like this before.” When one of them asked about how Jazzers can be added to their Facebook page, Harbinger led by example, adding a Jazzer into their web page and sharing the steps with the community.

Other feature enhancements that the company claims are a direct result of community feedback include the availability of horizontal and vertical banners in different sizes to suit different website layouts, ability to share Jazzers with colleagues and clients right from the publish window, and even a ‘blank template’ feature that enables one to start their jazzer creation over a clean slate.

About SiteJazzer

SiteJazzer is an online software service that enables web marketers and ad agencies to quickly and inexpensively create exciting web elements to jazz up their websites. It provides a wide range of interactive elements for webmasters to customize and use in their websites.

Businesses can show their customer testimonials and quotes as animated cards instead of just plain text, ad agencies can design page-peel banners and leader boards and drop them on their website in minutes, blogger-chefs can show their recipes as a flip-book, or e-tailers can show their offers and deals as a clock timer counting down on their websites.

SiteJazzer’s community of users can also share samples, ideas and tips with each other on the website. The community forums carry discussions amongst users and their shared trials and tribulations of cutting through the clutter and making their websites stick in the minds of their visitors.

SiteJazzer offers monthly or annual subscription, and includes hosting of the jazzed up content.  Users can also download SiteJazzers as Shockwave Flash files for use on web pages, emails and elsewhere.

SiteJazzer comes from Harbinger Knowledge Products, a recognized global leader in interactivity solutions for knowledge-sharing applications including learning, presentation and web development.

For more information about SiteJazzer, visit http://www.sitejazzer.com.

Visit the SiteJazzer Community at http://www.sitejazzer.com/community/.

About Harbinger Knowledge Products

Harbinger Knowledge Products is recognized as a global leader in interactivity solutions for knowledge-sharing applications including learning, presentation and web development.

For two consecutive years, Deloitte has named Harbinger Knowledge Products among the fastest growing technology companies in its Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific and Technology Fast 50 India programs.

Harbinger Knowledge Products is a part of Harbinger Group, which serves customers in over 45 countries through its offices in Pune (India), Redmond (WA, USA), San Jose (CA, USA), Pleasanton (CA, USA), London (UK) and through its partner network worldwide.

Harbinger’s patented technology and sound thought leadership have resulted in groundbreaking products, including market-leading Raptivity, innovative YawnBuster and cutting-edge TeemingPod. Red Herring has named Harbinger amongst world’s top 100 private technology companies.

For more information, visit www.harbingerknowledge.com.