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Women: What Does Success Mean to You? Take Our Poll
How different are women from men in the way they think about their careers? Take this quiz and find out: (These results were based on the interviews conducted by the polling company Penn Shoen Berland with 1000 women and 300 men from May 16, 2014 …
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Hatcher, Schmitz reflect on their state legislative careers
Tim Schmitz, R-Batavia, who also is leaving the state legislature in January, said they have tried during their legislative careers to always put the interests of the people first. Schmitz, who represents the 65th District, first was elected to the …
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Students explore careers in health care at Farmington hospital
According to AHEC Director Lorri Brown, “Scrub Club offers students an opportunity to ask specific questions they may have about a particular field of work and serves as a useful tool for students who are undecided about a college major or career …
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SportsSignup Makes Third Consecutive Appearance on Inc. 500|5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the United States


Saratoga Springs, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014

SportsSignup (http://www.sportssignup.com/), a national leader in online sports league management solutions, is on the Inc. Magazine 500|5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. for the third consecutive year, the business publication announced today.

Only a tiny fraction of the nation’s companies have demonstrated such remarkably consistent high growth, particularly in the difficult economic environment of the past few years. This achievement truly puts you in rarefied company, Inc. Magazines President and Editor-in-Chief, Eric Schurenberg, wrote when informing SportsSignup of the honor.

SportsSignup ranks No. 2929 overall on the 500|5000 list for 2014, with a three-year growth rate of 124 percent. SportsSignup ranked No. 2784 overall on the 500|5000 list for 2013, and No. 1687 overall on the 500|5000 list for 2012.

The magazine started the Inc. 500 list in 1982, and expanded it to 5000 in 2007.

Our company has been on quite a run, and were honored and thankful to again make the Inc. Magazine 500|5000 list, said Anthony Bruno, CEO of SportsSignup. Our growth is a direct result of our customer-first focus, and the passion, skills and creativity every person on our team brings to the job every day. We all share in this achievement, and each individual should take great pride in driving such amazing results for our company and our customers.

Two weeks ago, SportsSignup announced the availability of its next generation all-in-one Online Sports Management Solution, which provides sports organizations throughout the United States and Canada the ability to manage their administrative and communications tasks on one, easy-to-use, integrated platform.

A recent acquisition by SportsSignup was the catalyst for this expansion of services, which includes online content management (CMS) with integrated team websites, automated scheduling, standings, player statistics, tournament management including playoff bracketing, and iPhone and Android mobile apps.

The Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth over a four-year period. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by the first week of the starting calendar year, and therefore able to show four full calendar years of sales. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independentnot subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31 of the last year measured. Revenue in the initial year must have been at least $ 200,000, and revenue in the most recent year must have been at least $ 2 million.

SportsSignup services over 3,000 sports organizations in the United States and Canada, ranging from small, community-based non-profits to major league baseball clubs. The company processes more than 1.5 million registrations and facilitates in excess of $ 100 million in credit card payments on behalf of its customers each year.

The complete 2014 Inc. Magazine 500|5000 list is online at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list.

SportsSignup and other companies on the list will be honored at the 33rd Annual Inc. 500|5000 Conference and Awards Ceremony, October 15-17, 2014, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix.

Over the past 10-plus years, SportsSignup has established itself as a youth sports industry leader in online registration, e-commerce (MySportsStore

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How do you know when it's time to quit your job?

How do you know when it's time to quit your job?
Team leadership skills. The skills needed to make a team function effectively differ from those needed to be productively as an individual. How should milestones be organized? How do you coordinate effectively and minimize communication overhead?
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Washington Redskins wake-up call
In practice, you hear a different level of communication when starter Ryan Clark is on the field compared to Rambo (or anyone else for that matter). The Redskins have harped on Clark's communication skills. How would Rambo fare if he has to fill in?
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The Strange World of Koko, Kanzi, and the Decline of Ape Language Research
Koko is perhaps the most famous product of an ambitious field of research, one that sought from the outset to examine whether apes and humans could communicate. In dozens of studies, scientists raised apes with humans and attempted to teach them …
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Soft Stuff: MBA Employers Place More Value In Soft Skills
“Soft skills are paramount in management roles,” said Gavin, who graduated from HEC Paris in 2011. The program is focused on team work, leadership and communication skills, among other key themes. “These soft skills represent the table stakes for …
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Doin’ Time Entertainment’s Inmates With Talent Uses Comedy to Rehabilitate Felons

Indianapolis, IN and Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 14, 2014

With more than two million people behind bars, the U.S. has the largest inmate population in the world. It costs the land of the free approximately $ 30,000 per inmate, or $ 60 billion in aggregate, annually.

Doin Time Entertainment hopes to reduce some of these costs to society and fix souls in the process.

Next month the company plans to launch a Kickstarter campaign with the goal of completing its innovative reality/comedy film, Inmates With Talent, currently in post-production. The film, featuring Ice-T, is focused on helping felons live successful, crime-free lives once they are released from prison and return to our neighborhoods.

Doin Time Entertainments Inmates With Talent, which centers on a bold talent contest and zany comedic moments in prison, is just the start. Doin Time Entertainment plans to use its movie as a springboard to do good work in the community to help felons stay on the right path in life.

America will need it. In 2014 alone, approximately 600,000 inmates will be released from prison and back in the folds of society. Before the gates open and they are set free, how do we increase their chances of never again running afoul of the law and returning behind bars?

Doin Time Entertainment is using a creative approach to the recidivism problem. Its unconventional therapy gets inmates to open up about past sins, own up to wrongdoings and build confidence in their approach to individual goals and life as a whole. Its basis is that if you help felons break the patterns of the past, develop self-confidence, self-esteem and interpersonal skills, offering them a creative outlet to express what they may have been keeping bottled up inside, youve given them a tremendous leg up to succeed once released. This comedy/entertainment therapy can be used as an adjunct to the many drug or alcohol treatment, education or vocational training programs used in prison systems today.

At the end of the day, the proof is in the puddingthe way the Inmates With Talent talent contest formula is perceived by the inmates themselves. One of them, Chad Jackson, perhaps says it best: The contest had a profound effect upon my perception. Johnnys visit reminded me of my worth as a creation of God, diminishing the despair that I may never be able to overcome my past and live a pro-social life, the desire of most inmates. His humanity is desperately needed in our prison systems. Thanks, Johnny, for remembering that punishment without restoration is often more dangerous than no punishment at all.

In Inmates With Talent (http://www.inmateswithtalent.com), Comedians and co-creators Johnny Collins and Joel Jerome gain unprecedented access to Indianas Putnamville Correctional Facility to interact with the inmates in a comedic way at times pushing the envelopeand, in the process, help turn the prisoners lives around. The duo organizes a contest that not only showcases many of the inmates hidden talents but also unites the entire prison population. Think The Voice meets Last Comic Standing in the environment of Orange is the New Black.

An inmate who participated, Lorenzo Reid shared, I think Inmates With Talent is needed all around the country. This will inspire these guys to do something other than go out and rob someone. And this show that Johnny, Joel and the fellas brought here it brought a lot of hope and it inspired me to really put my craft to work.

Doug Garrison, Chief Communications Officer, Indiana Department of Correction commented, Part of the reason why I thought this was an important project was to bring something inside a prison that the offenders dont see every day, that might help them get along better. If they can laugh together, then they might get along better. In terms of the movie, I screened the latest cut recently and really enjoyed it. Its very funny yet dramatic at times and also has a great inspirational message. I hope audiences nationwide enjoy it as well.

America is the land of second chances, Collins concluded. If we can recycle paper bags, why cant we recycle human souls? The old saying that, laugher is the best medicine, certainly applies here. We are using the stage and our comedic therapy to help felons who have committed to change. These inmates will be back in our neighborhoods. We want them back on the right path toward personal success and being productive for society instead of again becoming a liability to it. We look forward to launching our Kickstarter funding campaign next month which we hope will take our movie to the finish line in post-production and then its on to distribution.

Visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inmates-with-Talent/512199215546651?ref=hl and @inmateswtalent.

Also, check out the official Inmates With Talent trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq7wXNrXq-Y.

About Doin Time Entertainment

Doin Time Entertainment is an American film and television production company focused on producing entertainment content in prison systems and other unique environments. The company has received approval to film in multiple prison systems around the country. Doin Time Entertainment aims to produce projects that are commercially viable and socially relevant. Its first project is the exciting unscripted comedy film Inmates With Talent.







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Jason Aldean Dallas, San Antonio, and Spring, TX Tickets on Sale, With Seats Available at JasonAldeanConcerts.com After Box Office Sells Out


Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

Jason Aldean Concerts with Florida Georgia Line for 2014 continue through many cities, including Dallas TX, where he plays a show at The Gexa Energy Pavilion October 25. Tickets for the Jason Aldean Dallas concert go on sale at the box office today. Other Jason Aldean concerts feature performances in San Antonio and Spring TX in October that go on sale today as well. See Jason in Saratoga Springs and Syracuse, NY, Bangor, Raleigh, and Charlotte too. Last minute Jason Aldean tickets for the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater concerts in Maryland Heights, MO on August 22 and 23 remain available at JasonAldeanConcerts.com.

Jason Aldean fans and others who enjoy country music know him best for tunes like My Kinda Party, Dirt Road Anthem, Shes Country, Big Green Tractor, Hicktown and Dont You Wanna Stay recorded with Kelly Clarkson, but in total his recordings total 16 singles and 5 albums. Georgia born, Jason Aldean began his country music career in 2005 and continues to release new material and delight live concert audiences. Those attending the Jason Aldean concerts on this latest tour, called the Burn It Down Tour, will hear his top selling single Burnin It Down along with a few songs from his album called Night train including Take A Little Ride and The Only Way I Know.

Many of these Jason Aldean tickets may be purchased with an E-Ticket option, meaning a paper ticket may be printed right from the buyers computer. The printed tickets and computer systems at the arenas hosting Jason Aldean concerts make using the tickets printed at home easy. With the 125% ticket guarantee of authenticity and guaranteed admission to the Jason Aldean concert, fans need not be concerned about an E-ticket. In addition to E-Ticket options, many tickets may still be shipped via next day or picked up near the venue. Buying tickets on the street before a show has become a gamble, inviting fraud; play it safe and buy last minute tickets from a trusted source owned by a company with a longstanding excellent history with the BBB.

The Gexa Energy Pavilion also hosts Luke Bryan on September 20. Fans can catch the Zac Brown Band on October 3.

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Florida Georgia Line concerts where they join Jason Aldean, like these Texas shows, should be something very special. Fans can find all Jason Aldean tickets ranging from cheaper tickets to premium seats. For Jason Aldean concerts in major arenas, JasonAldeanConcerts.com offers floor tickets too. Buy a ticket today for a show close to home and enjoy great Country Music. Often Tickets-Cheapest.com sells the exact same seats as other resale sites, and in an exact seat price comparison, Tickets-Cheapest.com recently beat 25 out of 25 competitors for low-priced tickets. Find the right Jason Aldean tickets online or by phone at 855 805 5266 for professional personal assistance.

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Prince George's academies help crack the 'code' to computer careers

Prince George's academies help crack the 'code' to computer careers
Three schools — Crossland High School in Temple Hills, Dr. Henry Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro and Laurel High School — offer two-year Career Technology Education programs that include computer networking and computer repair courses, …
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Mother-daughter duo starting teaching careers together at Windsor Hill
Although the state Department of Education doesn't keep track of such statistics, it is unusual for a parent and child to start careers in education together at the same school, officials said. "We had talked many times about the fact that we might …
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Careers: Personality type and communication styles
Your personality plays a paramount role in how you communicate in your career and personal life. Learning more about your own personality type and others will help you to improve your role in having a positive relationship with those who think differently.
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Dos and don'ts for practice management: The neglected communication skill

Dos and don'ts for practice management: The neglected communication skill
Article Thumbnail Image July 21, 2014 — Bring up the subject of communication skills and most of us naturally think about how we speak or write to our coworkers and patients. The counterpart deserves equal attention. People who really know how to …
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Toastmasters refine public speaking skills
The Daybreak Toastmasters gather from 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. every Thursday at the Northside Lions Club to hone their communication skills, said Doretha Blair, the chapter's secretary treasurer. While the stomach butterflies may take a while to dissolve …
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5 Ways to Impress Hiring Managers During an Interview
To prove your interpersonal communication skills, be ready to answer any question regarding your experience working in a team or making decisions. Bring plenty of accomplishment stories relating to your communication skills that demonstrate your …
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Author Robert Vacca: ‘Love and Basketball: Part Two’


New York (PRWEB) August 08, 2014

The law of attraction illustrates that what we think about, we bring about.

This theme extends throughout Robert Vacca’s new novel, “Resist Not Evil,” a classic love story with a basketball motif, a metaphysical quest, and a revolutionary approach to war and peace. The timeline extends from the Vietnam War to the present day and beyond.

Michael Mercurio attracts Seeka Maria, who embodies the liberated soul of women. As Michael experiences a world consumed with evil appearances, Seeka Maria encourages him to reconcile these distressing manifestations with the law of attraction and the Jesus principle of “resist not evil.”

My book illustrates and proves, through the law of attraction, that there are no victims, there is not injustice and there is no assertion possible without mutual consent, Vacca said. This message is proactive because it demonstrates that we absolutely own the absolute power to totally focus on what we want and to attract exactly that. Theres not a shred of evidence to the contrary in the entire universe.

“Resist Not Evil” explores hot-button issues, such as interracial relationships, hate crimes, war, child abuse, the healing power of music, as well as a tasteful depiction of source energy sexuality and its purpose, which is freedom, love and joy.

For more information, visit: http://www.resistnotevilvacca.com.

Resist Not Evil

By: Robert Vacca

ISBN: 978-1-41349-308-5

Page count: 761

Softcover retail price: $ 24.64

Hardcover retail price: $ 35.09

Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Xlibris online bookstore

About the author

Robert Vacca was selected in the NBA draft by the Milwaukee Bucks in 1973. After an injury ended his basketball career, he began writing and traveling. He currently resides in Sag Harbor, New York, where he coaches a high school basketball team.







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VIF International Education Honored as Best for Communities


(PRWEB) July 29, 2014

VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, is pleased to again be included among the companies recognized by the nonprofit B Lab for creating the most positive community impact.

Last week, B Lab released its third annual B Corp Best for Communities list. The Best for Communities list honors 86 businesses that earned community impact scores in the top 10 percent of all Certified

B Corporations of their size on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company’s impact on its workers, community and the environment. Honorees were recognized among micro, small and mid-sized businesses.

VIF International Education builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world. For more than 25 years, educators have leveraged VIFs professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and teacher exchange programs to generate engaging learning environments where students excel in core curriculum. VIF delivers its programs and services by partnering with public school districts and schools and by offering the Global Gateway system, a simple integrated platform for educator professional development, lesson plans and classroom resources, digital badging for achievements and participation in a collaborative community of global educators. VIF has been a certified B Corporation since 2011 and was recognized as Best for the World by B Lab earlier this year.

Its incredibly motivating to receive continued recognition from B Lab for the work that we do to instill cultural awareness and global education into schools in our local community and around the country, said VIF CEO David Young. Were proud to be among the innovative companies distinguished by B Lab.

Other Best for Communities honorees include d.light design, supplier of affordable, renewable energy to 30 million people in 60 countries, Greyston Bakery, which provides job opportunities regardless of work history through an open hiring policy, and Minnesotas Sunrise Banks, which invests in projects to develop strong communities that provide homes and jobs to their residents.

The Best for Communities companies come from more than 35 different industries including consulting, educational support services, retail and financial services. A quarter of honorees are based outside North America, with 25 percent of companies operating in emerging markets including Chile, the Republic of Korea and Kenya. A full list of honorees is available at bestfortheworld.bcorporation.net.

All honored companies are Certified B Corporations which use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Today, there are more than 1,045 certified B Corporations across 60 industries and 34 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.

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About VIF International Education

VIF International Education (http://www.vifprogram.com) builds global education programs that prepare students for success in an interconnected world. For more than 25 years, educators have leveraged VIFs professional development and curriculum, language acquisition and teacher exchange programs to generate engaging learning environments where students can excel in core curriculum as well as develop valuable critical and creative thinking skills. A certified B Corp and Best for the World honoree headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C., VIF provides a pathway for teachers, schools and districts to become globally designated.

About B Lab

B Lab (http://www.bcorporation.net) is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement to redefine success in business so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world.

B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiative: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between good companies and good marketing; 2) passing legislation to accelerate growth of social entrepreneurship and impact investing (20 states have already passed benefit corporation legislation); 3) developing B Analytics, a customizable platform for investors to benchmark and report the impact of their global private equity portfolios; and 4) providing free, powerful tools for businesses to measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance (more than 16,000 businesses use B Labs free B Impact Assessment).

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Speech Nutrients Supplements Help Omega Fatty Acid Balance

Speech Nutrients’ line of omega-3 supplements for children with special nutritional needs is an excellent solution to a larger problem. Most children do not receive adequate levels of omega-3, and it is important that children receive higher levels of omega-3 than they are currently getting in the food system.

Speech Nutrients supplements deliver superior quality omega-3 from the most reliable sources. The company developed these products with special needs children and children with allergies in mind. Many children benefit from having these supplements included as part of a balanced diet. Emerging yet inconclusive science shows that children with special needs and allergies may benefit from regular use of omega-3 fatty acids.

The Speak Formulation has Been Carefully Designed and Developed

These products meet the highest purity and quality control standards — frequently exceeding those required by regulatory bodies. Their Omega 3 is sourced from sustainable and wild caught sources. The formula is free from all common dietary allergens and toxic substances that are found in many supplements. Speech Nutrients believes in providing you and your children with the highest quality.

The Speech Nutrients Range of Products Ensures that You Will Find the Right Fit

You can try their starter kit as a first time customer. If you need to try multiple products or need to use the product with multiple children, you can contact the company to see how they can organize more than one starter kit for you. You can even mix and match to make sure your children are getting the nutrition they need.

The starter kit provides you with the ability to try the product at almost half the regular cost. It also includes an instructional booklet and a dietary log to track your child’s progress through this process. Since many families are on the go these days, the company offers pre-made Speak travel packs that contain their Speak Smooth formulation in convenient single-use packs so that you never miss Omega time.

Traditional Speak Supplements are Easy to Use

The company’s supplements come in the form of capsules, twist off caps, and Speak Smooth. Tablets can be swallowed whole or broken and introduced into cold foods. Speak Smooth is an emulsified version of the same formulation contained in the capsules that is readily digestible by the body. This can also be introduced into cold foods, although many parents report that their children love it just as it is. Speech nutrients delivers high quality Omega supplements to you and your family.

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