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CHARLOTTE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: NOMOREHEX (, the online resource for trivalent chromium technology, has been launched to alert manufacturers and electroplaters of the pending European mandate banning the use of hexavalent decorative chromium chemistry in virtually all products finished in or exported into the EU.

MILL VALLEY, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: ArteQuesta, a fine arts investment company is pleased to announce the launch of its new website at ArteQuesta's web portal is designed to assist collectors, patrons, art professionals, and individuals in making thoughtful decisions for establishing or maintaining an art-investment portfolio.

LANSDALE, Pa. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Global DMS, a leading provider of Web-based compliant valuation management SaaS, announced that its vice president of marketing, Jody Collup, has been honored by National Mortgage Professional Magazine on its 'Top 25 Most Connected Mortgage Professionals' list.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EaseUS Software, the professional backup and recovery software provider, today announced the release of EaseUS Todo Backup 7.0. The new version has a big improvement in UI design, making it be more friendly and intuitive. The latest Todo Backup comes out with new functions like 'Smart Backup,' automatic update, multi-language support, and more.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The tragic drowning of 7-year old Albert Jones closely affected inventor George A. McKinney, president and CEO, Better Life Technologies Group. As a result, in February 2014, he patented a swim safety system device, the 'Albert Jones Anti-Distress Device' (AJADD); - a device geared to making lives safer in every underwater situation around the globe.

CARLSBAD, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Compliance Group, Inc. (TCG), a Leading mortgage compliance services provider, today announced it has increased its roster of clients by 20 percent in the second quarter of 2014. This crop of new business includes a mix of mortgage lenders, retail and community banks and credit unions.

IRVINE, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: ImmersiON-VRelia today announced the launch of the immersive industry's first-ever virtual reality commercial entertainment division. The new division will be dedicated to providing head mounted displays and content to amusement parks, visitor attractions, immersive cinemas and promotional platforms. The unit is a new partnership between ImmersiON-VRelia and International Immersion Industries.

CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Firetainment, Inc., a leading manufacturer of fire pit tables, will debut three new fire table designs at the 2014 International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago, Sept. 16-19, 2014. These new additions to the Firetainment product line will be on display at booth 7-2019.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Edgewood Partners Insurance Center (EPIC), a nationwide retail property, casualty and employee benefits insurance broker/consultant, today announced the addition of the retail risk management and property/casualty team of JLT Towers Re. This strategic build-out of a team serving large, complex risk management accounts is a product of EPIC's broadening alliance partnership and collaboration with JLT Towers Re.

ATLANTA, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Atlanta-based EDM label, Valiant Horizon (VH) today announced the new double-single 'Torch'/'Dozer' from VH artist and German electronica musician Marian. The 'Torch' and 'Dozer' tracks were released on Aug. 12, 2014 via Valiant Horizon to major online retail outlooks including Amazon, iTunes and Spotify.

LOS ANGELES, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Civic Resource Group today announced that it received a notable inclusion on the CIOReview100 list in CIO Review magazine for its innovative programs and solutions that help civic organizations across the U.S. achieve their goals to become 'Smart Cities' in 2014.

RALEIGH, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The non-profit National Inclusion Project and Co-founders Clay Aiken and Diane Bubel are proud to announce the Magic of a Smile Champions Gala to be held September 20 in Raleigh, N.C. celebrating Champions of Inclusion and ensuring that no child sits on the sidelines. Clay Aiken will entertain the guests in his one and only public performance of 2014.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Contrary to what has been reported for the past six months, reverse mortgage originations have been trending up according to ReverseVision, Inc., a leading provider of reverse mortgage lending solutions. ReverseVision's RV Exchange (RVX) is the leading reverse loan origination system (RLOS) and lending system of record for the majority of reverse lenders.

CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Cogensia, a CAC Group Company, continues to grow its management team through addition of several new employees; including Barbara Olson as Senior Vice President, Loyalty Solutions, Mary Kay Simpson as Vice President, Product Management and Marketing, Albert Pardilla as Manager, Client Solutions, and Andie Kulach as Account Manager.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: eAgile Inc., a global leader in radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies, announced today that the U.S. Patent Office has granted a patent for the company's eSeal(TM) RFID-enabled packaging solution. The eSeal solution solves many of the underlying concerns surrounding the nearly one trillion containers consumed annually by the medical, cosmetics, food and beverage industries. These industries require visibility throughout the distribution process to combat counterfeiting and product tampering.

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Fine artist Cindy Walton joins an elite selection group of artists in the 3rd National Juried East End Arts Exhibit, 'The Creative Process.' The Gallery show opens today and runs through Sept. 28, 2014. East End Gallery is at 133 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901.

PRINCETON, N.J. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: At Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln proclaimed that 'it is for us the living' to solve human problems if we are to achieve peaceful coexistence. The new book, 'It Is For Us The Living: Pandora And The Secretary General' (ISBN: 978-1478730507) by John F. Brinster, is a work of fiction which describes how the Secretary General of the New Third Millennium United Nations reorganized membership for successful planetary governance, spreading optimism and eliminating war.

STILLWATER, Okla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: IBM(R) and HostBridge(R) Technology will hold a live joint webcast on Wednesday, August 13, 2014, at 11 a.m. EDT. Andrew Bates, IBM CICS(R) TS Product Line Manager, and Russ Teubner, HostBridge CEO, will describe the latest enhancements and use case studies to show how enterprises are taking advantage of CICS Transaction Server and HostBridge to gain service agility, operational efficiency, and mobile, web, and cloud capability.

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Eagle Transport, one of the largest and most progressive petroleum and bulk transportation companies in the U.S., today announced a company-wide driver pay increase, effective August 3, 2014. The overall impact of this increase will be 5.5 percent, with many locations in the Eagle system seeing larger increases based on the specific needs of the operation.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Mortgage document preparation vendor International Document Services, Inc. (IDS) today announced that it has passed its first Service Organization Control (SOC) 2SM audit with no exceptions. According to the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the organization that created the audit, SOC 2's purpose is to assess the 'controls at a service organization relevant to security, availability, processing integrity confidentiality, or privacy.'

RALEIGH, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Massey Consulting is today announced that Intacct, a leader in cloud-based accounting software, has named the company a Premier Partner. The purpose of the Premier Partner distinction is to acknowledge Intacct partners who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to providing and supporting Intacct

PALO ALTO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of Mark D. Taylor and Jeffrey A. Fromm as partners. Taylor, based in Washington, D.C., practices bankruptcy law. Fromm, based in New York City, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

PENSACOLA, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: According to Republican Florida District 1 Congressional candidate John Krause, the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act squanders millions on bonuses and 'consultant' handouts and pushes serious issues off until after elections. Poor leadership and nonexistent oversight allowed veterans issues to worsen for years.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Wholesale Trading Co-Op Insurance Services, LLC (WTCI) announced today that casualty brokerage veteran Jennifer Terra has joined the firm as Vice President/Casualty Broker. Terra will be based in WTCI's New York office, reporting to casualty team leader and Director, Joe Hayes.

TUCSON, Ariz. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: In celebration of this year's harvest, Kief-Joshua Vineyards will host the Magdelena Bash Harvest festival on August 23, 2014, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Musicians from both Tucson and Phoenix will be performing live. Country Western Singer Andy Hersey will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the Dry River Yacht Club featured from 2-5 p.m.

DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Astral Float Spa in Parker Colorado has just opened a new float center boasting 4 isolation tanks for sensory deprivation therapy making it the largest center in Colorado. Floatation has been on the rise most notably by the advocacy of actor/comedian Joe Rogan who regularly speaks about it in interviews, on his radio show, and podcasts.

PRINCETON, N.J. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: An informative new book, concerning the fate of Malaysia Flight MH370, together with comments on media treatment and the need for improved tracking has been published by Outskirts Press: 'The Landing At Aipotu: A Fantasy Account of Flight MH370' by John F. Brinster.

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Easeusapp, a unit of Yile Inc, the pioneer provider of mobile app and games today announced that the new YouTube music videos browse and play iOS app-PhonTunes for iOS now is available worldwide. PhonTunes for iOS aims to deliver high quality YouTube Music videos streams to music fans, thus can bring new way of enjoying music videos.

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: EaseUS Software, an innovative developer for the solution of data migration, storage management, data backup and disaster recovery, today announced that its PC migration software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans - has been upgraded to 7.0. This upgrade significantly improves the transfer speed and quality and more applications are compatible in the transfer list.

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Quandis, Inc., a leading provider of mortgage servicing software, today announced that Scott Law Firm, which serves the default servicing industry, is actively utilizing its new military search name permutation functionality. Scott Law Firm can now more easily and efficiently identify active duty military borrowers in the DoD database to comply with the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

MAPLE GLEN, Pa. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: iConcepts, Inc., makers of leading Offer in Compromise Software for tax professionals, today announced release of its new product: OIC Tax Planner Online. Now the Tax Resolution power of the OIC Tax Planner is available online.

ATLANTA, Ga. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Atlanta-based record label, Valiant Horizon is pleased to announce the new remixes of 'Ready' by Valiant Artist Terry Sartor. The track was produced by up-and-coming German electronic musician Jerome Klark of the dance music unit M.I.T. 'Ready' showcases Sartor's vocals and ideas front and center powered by Klark's suave production work. Working together on the single, the two combined their synergies and unique talents to produce an exciting EDM anthem.

DENVER, Colo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Colorado based record label, Luxuryville, is set to kick off the fall surf season with their newest record, Dubtronica, Vol. I, a fresh look at electronic dub music. Celebrating the millennium, a newer more electronic dub sound has emerged; it combines authentic reggae rhythms, old-school dub sounds and newer electronic beats. This aptly titled style is called: Dubtronica.

RALEIGH, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Massey Consulting today announced that it has been selected by the Carolina Hurricanes to implement cloud-based Intacct Financial Accounting. The Carolina Hurricanes will use Intacct to track the financials of the franchise, each home game, as well as other entertainment events held at PNC Arena.

ST. LOUIS, Mo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: RK Home Enterprises today announced the opening of their second discount appliance store location in the St. Louis area. The new location is at 2231 North 3rd Street in St. Charles at the former location of Premium Appliances and Repair. The new St. Louis Appliance Outlet location will provide customers access to a full suite of top name brand home appliances.

ASHEVILLE, N.C. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: The Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc. celebrates 50 Years with a gala Saturday, August 23, from 6:30-10 p.m. Since 1964, Council on Aging's senior-centered support remains respected for its leadership and commitment to quality of life for aging adults and their care givers. Today, the agency's services remain relevant and popular, serving a growing number of Buncombe County residents.

MARSHALL, Mo. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: We all can say that youth entrepreneurship is an amazing topic of conversation. However, sometimes that conversation isn't loud enough to be heard. In the state of Missouri, every August, there is a state-wide business competition where youth and adults compete in categories of their own for seed money to launch, expand or maintain their business ideas. Over a dozen youth ages 12 - 18 have been accepted into the MADE in Missouri Business Competition, hosted by the Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA).

NEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Easeusapp (a unit of EaseUS), the pioneering provider of mobile app and games, officially today announced release of PhonTunes for Android, the free music browser and player that enables users to search and download free music across the recommended music sites and the Internet. Not only that, this iconic music app redefines users' preference of local playlist management, giving users ability to easily batch download songs and organize them in customized local folders in a matter of minutes.

MIAMI, Fla. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Today, professional sports organizations are clamoring to retain their true fans. If an organization has true fans and would like to retain them while adding more, reward them. True Fan Sports, a product development firm in Miami, has created an all-new loyalty rewards campaign, 'The True Fan Experience.'

CHICAGO, Ill. /eNewsChannels/ -- NEWS: Two Chicago neighborhood breweries are among the key sponsors of this year's Jeff Fest Arts and Music Festival. Lagunitas Brewing and Lake Effect Brewing are showing their support for Chicago and its communities by participating in the festival in Jefferson Park, from July 25-27, 2014.