iRobotics Massage Chair To Be Featured at COSMOPROF North America

Arlington, Texas (PRWEB) June 05, 2012

The iRobotics is designed for the grueling demands of the nail salon industry. Luraco brings its experience with military technology to this innovative new product offering that combines extreme luxury with high-tech innovation. Luraco is best known in the beauty industry for their patented pedicure jets; the Magna Jet and Dura-Jet III. Both jets are very popular for reliability and easy sanitation features. Known in the beauty industry for innovation, Luraco had many requests to develop a reliable massage chair specifically for the beauty industry. Luraco has responded with the one of a kind, iRobotics massage chair.

Features include:

Advanced, Full Function Massage System

Swedish and Shiatsu Massage

Self Diagnostic System

Military Grade Components

Replaceable Remote Control

Removable Chair Back

Replaceable Control Box

Integrated MP3 Player

Laptop Holder

High Reliability

Ultra Soft Genuine Leather

Designed for the 8-10 hour a day demands of nail salons, the iRobotics is up to the test. The problems of broken mechanics, faulty remote controls, and break-downs are virtually eliminated with the iRobotics self diagnostic system. The system notifies the user via an LED display of the internal status of the system. If for example, an LED identifies a problem with the remote, the remote can be easily replaced. The same is true for other common failures of massage chairs. So, now there is no need to send the entire chair off for maintenance when a simple remote replacement or reboot of the mother board solves the issues.

The iRobotics has advanced comfort features as well as technological. The massage motion includes both Swedish and Shiatsu massage techniques. The internal working components are unsurpassed in quality. Soft, subtle leather nests you in comfort

and an integrated MP3 system allows the user to enjoy the music of their choice. A unique and stylish laptop holder is available as an option for an additional luxury for salon guests.

The massage chair comes in four popular colors and is light weight to save on shipping costs. The iRobotics fits on to most existing pedicure spa bases.

For complete details please contact Luraco Technologies or visit the Luraco booth at COSMOPROF North America.

National Trust For Historic Preservation Names North Dakota’s Elkhorn Ranch One Of America’s Most Endangered Places

Washinton DC (PRWEB) June 07, 2012

This annual list spotlights important examples of the nations architectural, cultural and natural heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage. More than 230 sites have been on the list over its 25-year history, and in that time, only a handful of listed sites have been lost.

A proposed road and bridge near Elkhorn Ranch would visually disrupt the landscape as well as introduce industrial traffic, noise and dust, through the very place that inspired Roosevelts views on conservation, according to Stephanie Meeks, President of the National Trust. Additionally, a permit for a proposed private gravel mining operation directly across the Little Missouri River from the Elkhorn Ranch Site is nearing approval from the U.S. Forest Service.

Earlier this week, the Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) announced its support for a proposal to designate the area where Roosevelt ranched before he became president as a national monument. Tweed Roosevelt, great grandson of Theodore Roosevelt and President of the TRA, said today he welcomes the recognition by the National Trust and will work with the Trust staff to preserve the site.

North Dakota is lucky to have one of the most famous sites in the history of conservation, Theodore Roosevelt’s Elkhorn Ranch, right in its beautiful Bad Lands, said Tweed Roosevelt. TR fought those who would ravage our natural resources for the benefit of the few. Now it is time to fight to save his ranch from the same type of selfish people today who would destroy it for their own personal gain.

Lowell Baier, former president of the Boone and Crockett Club, and a trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Association, said: The Elkhorn Ranch is the very cradle of conservation in America, the sacred ground of the conservation movement, a geographic, tangible Arcadian icon of Americans cultural identity, symbolizing the conservation ethic unique to our Nation which Theodore Roosevelt conceived here in the 1880s. Hence it has also been referred to as the Walden Pond of the American West.

The Elkhorn Ranch, located along the Little Missouri River in the rugged North Dakota Badlands, inspired President Theodore Roosevelts deep appreciation for the American West and for conservation. Roosevelt first traveled to the Dakota Badlands in the 1880s to hunt buffalo and was so taken by the area that he invested in two ranches, making the Elkhorn Ranch his home. It was here that he first witnessed the rapid degradation of America’s wilderness and wildlife, and recognized the importance of conserving such national resources. The heart of the ranch is part of Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

During his presidency, Roosevelt set aside over 230 million acres of public lands in the form of National Parks, National Monuments, National Wildlife Refuges and National Forests. Roosevelt said of Elkhorn, I never would have been President if it had not been for my experience in North Dakota.

“The Elkhorn Ranch is not only a picturesque historic site, but as a home to Theodore Roosevelt, a true cradle of conservation in the United States, said Trust President Meeks. “Building a road this close to the Elkhorn Ranch would permanently destroy the nationally significant historic place. Roosevelt had an enormous influence on Americas public lands system and promoted nationwide conservation of natural and cultural sites. His legacy should continue today through protection of this place.

Public comments on the proposed road and Little Missouri River crossing are being taken by the Federal Highway Administration until June 22. They can be submitted by mail to Kadrmas, Lee and Jackson, Jennifer Turnbow, Project Manager, 128 Soo Line Dr., Bismarck, ND 58501 or by email to jennifer(dot)turnbow(at)kljeng(dot)com. Public comments on the proposed gravel mining operation are being taken by the U.S. Forest Service until June 11. A copy of the environmental assessment on the gravel operation, and the opportunity to comment, can be found at

Members of the public are invited to learn more about what they can do to support these 11 historic places and hundreds of other endangered sites at

Tweed Roosevelt, for interview purposes, can be reached at 617-523-8737

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Grand Velas Spas in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit Named One of Worlds Best Spas by Travel + Leisure and 30 Hot Spas in North America by Spafinder

Riviera Maya, Mexico (PRWEB) October 07, 2012

Mexicos Beyond All Inclusive, Beyond All Compare Grand Velas Resorts in Riviera Maya and Riviera Nayarit were included in two prestigious industry awards this year. Discerning readers of Travel + Leisure voted Grand Velas Riviera Maya the #2 Hotel Spa in Mexico in its annual Worlds Best Spas Awards. It is the spas first time being named to the poll. Its sister resort, Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit was included in the SpaFinder Wellness Around the World in 80 Spas series as one of the 30 Hot Spas in North America, a selection of top spas from hip city havens to high-end resorts. SpaFinder Wellness is the worlds largest digital publication for spa and wellness information.

The $ 15 million architecturally striking spa at Grand Velas Riviera Maya is the regions largest spa sanctuary. Inspired by the jungle and natural water pools of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexican architects Elias and Elias preserved the stone, plants and streams specific to the Riviera Maya landscape and incorporated them into its curved, organic design. The two-level, 89,000+ square foot spa also has a 40,000 square-foot Water Lounge. Specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world, the spa was named Best Spa” in the world by Virtuoso and earned a SpaFinder Readers Choice Award.

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, a member of Leading Spas of the World is home to a 16,500 square feet spa sanctuary, featuring 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. A place where health and well-being brings visitors to a sense of equilibrium, the spa offers luxurious European treatments and soothing Oriental therapies that invigorate the body and restore the spirit. Enjoy the special hydrotherapy area, spa reservation center, spa concierge and personalized service at the breathtaking oceanfront resort.

About Grand Velas Riviera Maya:

Featured in Forbes roundup of the 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts, the AAA Five Diamond Grand Velas Riviera Maya, an all-suites and spa resort located five minutes from Playa del Carmen, is the latest and most sophisticated iteration of the ultra-luxury, all-inclusive resort experience. This Leading Hotels of the World designated resort is the preeminent one of its class boasting 491 suites, each more than 1,000 square-feet, in three separate ambiances– premium ocean-front Grand Class Suites wit h terrace plunge pools for families with children 12 and up, family-friendly ocean-view Ambassador Suites and Zen Grand Suites embraced by the flora and fauna of the Yucatan Peninsulas jungle. The resort presents a gastronomic tour of the Yucatan, Europe and Asia offering seven restaurants with world-class chefs from France, Spain and Mexico; dedicated butler service for each guest, and the regions largest spa sanctuary at over 89,000 square-feet specializing in signature treatments inspired by ancient cultures from around the world. The spa was named Best Spa” in the world by Virtuoso and also earned a SpaFinder Readers Choice Award. The resort was designed by lauded Mexican architecture firm Elias and Elias and features the sleek and modish interiors that fuse the serenity of the Caribbean with the vibrancy of Yucatan cultures. Making its debut on Travel + Leisures Worlds Best Survey in 2012, Grand Velas Riviera Maya was ranked both 2nd amongst the Top 25 Best Hotels in Mexico and 38th amongst the Top 100 Best Hotels Overall.

About Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit:

Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, an all-suites and spa resort located just 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta on Banderas Bay, is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award. The resort features 267 spacious ocean-view suites. The crown jewel of the resort and a member of Leading Spas of the World, the Spa at Grand Velas features 20 treatment rooms, over 60 spa treatments, gym and exercise room, spa boutique and beauty salon. The family-friendly resort also offers tiered three-temperature infinity pools, tennis court, 25,321 total sq feet of meeting space and a Kids Club. Nearby are championship golf courses, numerous options for soft adventure, and the charming town of Puerto Vallarta with its many shops, art galleries and nightlife. Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit has received numerous accolades within the industry, including one of Forbes 10 Coolest All-Inclusive Resorts.

Apex Capital Invests in Fiber Optic Ring in North Texas

Fort Worth, TX (PRWEB) July 24, 2012

Apex Capital

Apex Capital, a leader in the freight factoring industry, continually invests in technology to provide the best for its clients. To ensure the fastest, most technologically integrated service possible, Apex arranged through FiberLight to leverage more than 150 miles of underground fiber optic lines forming a ring in North Texas.

Through its agreement with FiberLight, Apex has a private line directly connecting its Fort Worth office to its Dallas colocation facility for real-time replication and multi-location service availability. A private fiber optic network provides a faster, more secure connection and is used by businesses that must maintain connections to multiple physical locations. With a fiber optic ring providing business systems with redundancy there is no need to access the public sector of the Internet for intra-company communications. If any portion of the ring is undermined, information will traverse the alternate path, providing dependable service to clients at all times.

With its recent move to fiber optics, Apex is raising the bar for customer service. Reliable technology is imperative for Apex clients who depend on Apexs connectivity for daily transactions, credit, accounting and fuel information.

We are excited about the new relationship with Apex, as a leading provider of freight factoring services; Apex is uniquely positioned to leverage technology to deliver superior solutions for their clients. FiberLight, with the largest competitive underground telecom fiber optic network in Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex, has designed the network for mission critical and low latency network solutions and serves as a platform for real time access to key technologies driving revenue and profit for our clients, said Judd Carothers, EVP of Network Operations & Engineering with FiberLight.

About FiberLight

FiberLight, LLC is a premier provider of mission-critical, high performance networking services including Ethernet, Wavelengths and IP, SONET and Dark Fiber optical transport network solutions. Solutions are provided to telecom carriers, government, enterprise, content providers and web-centric businesses. FiberLight wholly owns its 600,000 fiber-mile network in key growth areas and offers robust metro networks in 29 metros within Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Virginia and Maryland. Visit FiberLight at


For over sixteen years, Apex Capital, based in Fort Worth, Texas, has been a leader in providing freight bill factoring services for the trucking industry. Over the years, our company vision has remained the same: to be known for the legendary service we provide, the value we create, and the flawless execution we deliver. We want to provide more than just cash for our clients. To us, its about the service and most importantly the relationship. Apex is different and its our people that make us different. We value honesty and integrity as much as the freight bills we buy. Thats one of the many reasons weve been voted as Americas Favorite Factor and have been one of the top companies to work for in Texas for 5 years. For more information call 800.511.6022 or visit

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Appalachian Energy Summit Helping North Carolina College Campuses Slash a $226 Million Energy Bill

Boone, North Carolina (PRWEB) July 09, 2012

July 9, 2012Today, college leaders from North Carolina meet for the first time, making a signatory commitment to work toward carbon neutrality by 2050 and slash their $ 226 million energy bill.

The three-day Appalachian Energy Summit, hosted by Appalachian State University in partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute, convenes representatives from all 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, including the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, plus five private colleges: Catawba College, Davidson College, Duke University, Warren Wilson College, and Wake Forest University.

The inaugural event is designed to aid in the creation of actionable energy plans that benefit students, the environment, and the local economy.

The University of North Carolina is exploring opportunities to educate its 221,000 students at their 17 campuses on the principles and practices of sustainability. According to the North Carolina State Energy Office, The University of North Carolina system spends $ 226 million per year on energy, approximately $ 1,000 per student per year. At current levels, a 25-year reduction in energy usage would yield a 20-year savings in excess of $ 1 billion.

Todays college-bound students want to know about campus sustainability plans, said RMI Senior Consultant Michael Kinsley, author of RMIs Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives. The answer to which could be a deciding factor for a growing number of applicants.

As college campuses across the country are raising tuition in a tough economy, the summit has implications beyond North Carolina. With 677 college and university signatories to the Presidents Climate Commitment, more campuses are looking to lower operating costs. RMIs recently published Reinventing Fire provides a long-term vision and strategies to dramatically cut energy use by retrofitting buildings, addressing the fuel in fleets, and exploring on-site renewable generation that can be readily adaptable to a complex campus ecosystem.

If college campuses can champion the efficient use and renewable supply of energy, Kinsley said, they stand to not only gain a competitive edge but can serve as a living lab for cities and regions trying to implement similar strategies at a larger scale.

The summit launches a multi-year commitment in which participating campuses will collaborate to set goals, share best practices, and educate leadership on integrated design and the latest technologies. Ultimately, the UNC campuses are looking to cut the universitys average annual energy costs by 50 percent while promoting environmental leadership through their academic programs.

Hosting this University of North Carolina system-wide transformational initiative at Appalachian State University is a true honor, said Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock. The collaborative nature of the Summit reinforces the commitment Appalachian and our sister institutions have to sustainable practices and programs. In light of our campus’ commitment to sustainability, including receiving the prestigious U. S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011 People’s Choice Award and the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Educations STARS Gold rating for excellence in sustainable practices in our curriculum, operations, and administration, I am proud for Appalachian to welcome RMI CEO and Physicist Amory Lovins and his colleagues as well as all of the other distinguished speakers.

For more information, visit


About Rocky Mountain Institute

Rocky Mountain Institute is an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit think-and-do tank. RMI emphasizes integrative design, advanced technologies, and mindful markets in fulfilling its mission to drive the efficient and restorative use of resources. RMIs strategic focus is to map and drive the U.S. transition from fossil fuels to efficiency and renewables by 2050. Visit for more information.

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Ultra-Clean, Benzene-Free Gasoline May Become More Affordable in North America Soon

La Vista, Nebraska (PRWEB) June 20, 2012

Chase invited BioSyn to participate in a grant program offering which it co-sponsors with LivingSocial called Mission: Small Business. BioSyn responded by applying for one of its projects, which is the production and marketing of ultra-clean, benzene-free universal gasoline.

Unbeknownst to many, conventional gasoline contains, and depends on, benzene, toluene and mixed xylenes to meet octane requirements. However, benzene is a potent carcinogenic chemical, while toluene and mixed xylenes are highly toxic.

When used as fuel for passenger cars running on spark ignition engines, conventional gasoline does not pose immediate health hazard. This is because modern cars are equipped with catalytic converters that convert unburned gasoline exhausts into relatively harmless carbon dioxide and water vapor.

However, it is common practice to use conventional gasoline in yard works equipments like lawn mowers, weed cutters, snow blowers, etc. These equipments are not equipped with catalytic converters. Worse, most yard works equipments are powered by 2-cycle engines that require 2-cycle oil. Two-cycle oils do not burn and are emitted as visible smoke. In addition, 2-cycle oils contain organometallics that contribute to high toxicity of emissions.

It is for the above reasons that BioSyn developed an ultra-clean gasoline devoid of benzene, toluene, mixed xylenes, other aromatics and olefins. This industry-exclusive gasoline can also be used in 2-cycle engines without the application of 2-cycle oil, thus eliminating smoke emissions.

Currently marketed under the trade name DM-X 95G, it will be priced the same as conventional gasoline when BioSyns planned biorefinery is finally up. In meantime, DM-X 95G is marketed to nich

Hirease Inc. Expands Opening New Facility In North Carolina

Southern Pines, NC (PRWEB) June 18, 2012

Hirease, Inc., a leading provider of HR software solutions and accredited background screening services, has acquired a new facility to serve as its headquarters. The relocation will take place in June 2012 in Southern Pines, NC.

The new building, nearly 12,000 square feet, will accommodate the current North Carolina staff and enable future hiring growth. Formerly the Sandhills Design Center, the chic facility has interior spaces resembling street side shopping. Each department store will be named after television sitcoms and game shows. Hirease plans to have a lounge and game room for employees to relax during breaks. Employees will be eating at bistro style tables with umbrellas and can shop at the Hirease apparel store. The new facility will also house a training center to host the Hirease software user groups for Pioneer Applicant organizer and Voyager Performance Management, the Human Patterns assessment administrator certification training and Hirease employee training events.

Founder and CEO, Paul Dent, explains the unique choice of facility by stating, At Hirease, we always talk about being innovative, thinking creatively so that we can solve any client issues. Our ability to be responsive and provide our clients with solutions hinges on a communicative work environment.” Co-Founder and President, Heidi Dent, added “Our new facility is open, creative and will allow for unique programs to foster relationships amongst our employees and departments.

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