Wednesday, January 4, 2006

Author's Debut Spins a Colorful Yarn About Biblical Women

Author's Debut Spins a Colorful Yarn About Biblical Women

New book introduces 31 women of God who are relevant today

Longwood, FL (PRWEB) April 20, 2008

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down and talk with a lady from the Bible? Wouldn't it be nice to see if she had some of our same struggles and see how she handled them? Xulon author Jacque Griggs' imaginative debut, Have a Chat with a Biblical Woman, does just that. Travel back in time and meet 31 women who God put in His Word to encourage us in our walk with Him. From Puah to Anna to Jehosheba to Elisheba and Zeruiah, the book spins several first-person tales biblical characters whose lives were forever changed by their faith.

Says Griggs, "My desire is for young ladies and women of today to realize God has given them the answers to today's struggles and trials in the Bible. I believe women do not think the Bible can help them with their day-to-day issues and that the stories in the Bible are just old stories. They need to seek the answers to their trials from the Bible; too many women are not doing this."

As the director of a ministry, Griggs has dressed up in biblical apparel and presented some of these women's stories at worship services, ladies' conferences, and Bible studies. "(I) started writing about and dramatizing biblical women so that young ladies and women could see how real these women were (and how they relate) to the battle we are living through right now."

Jacque Griggs resides in the Atlanta, Georgia, area with her husband. They began a ministry in 1987 that caters to at-risk youth.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 5,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Have a Chat with a Biblical Woman through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. Salem Communications is the country's leading Christian communications company with interests in radio, Internet, and magazine publishing.


Instant Celebrity Activist, Tod Brilliant, to Attend GOOD Magazine Launch Party, Jacob Arden McClure Art Opening in Los Angeles

Instant Celebrity Activist, Tod Brilliant, to Attend GOOD Magazine Launch Party, Jacob Arden McClure Art Opening in Los Angeles

Celebrity Tod Brilliant is attending twin events in amazing Los Angeles. That is all, really.

Healdsburg, CA (PRWEB) September 5, 2006

Tod Brilliant, whose instant, self-professed ascendancy to celebrity-status -- Tod Brilliant Announces His Fame (http://todbrilliant. com/claim-to-fame/) -- is being chronicled by a team of documentary filmmakers, will be in Los Angeles to attend two special events during the week of September 11, 2006. On Saturday, September 16, Brilliant will travel to the historic St. Vibiana’s Cathedral to support the GOOD magazine launch party. Two nights earlier on Thursday, September 14, Brilliant will be at the Los Angeles debut of artist and friend Jacob Arden McClure at the opening of McClure’s show at West Hollywood’s Museum Works Galleries.

Brilliant recently teamed with Lester Brown, founder of the World Watch Institute and the influential Washington D. C.-based Earth Policy Institute, in an innovative effort to promote mass awareness of Brown’s latest publication, Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble. The announcement highlights the growing synergy between established scientists and academics like the MacArthur Fellowship awardee Brown and members of the entertainment industry who are acknowledging their social responsibility and acting accordingly.

About GOOD magazine:

GOOD magazine is an offshoot of philanthropist and media entrepreneur Ben Goldhirsh’s Reason Pictures. From GOOD’s website: “GOOD, a new voice in media, embraces this generation's merger of capitalism and idealism. We provide an entertaining, thought-provoking, cultural platform for those who want to do well by doing good…Our mission is to stimulate the culture of good by creating dialogue around things that matter.” More information can be found at GOOD magazine (http://www. goodmagazine. com) + Reason Pictures (http://www. reasonpictures. com)

About Jacob Arden McClure:

Jacob Arden McClure is an award-winning painter and filmmaker who has participated in numerous museum and gallery exhibitions. He is well-known for the short video installations he shows in conjunction with his art. McClure has curated art shows nationwide. More information can be found at Jacob Arden McLure Artwork (http://www. jacobarden. com) + Museum Works Galleries (http://www. mwgalleries. com)

About Tod Brilliant:

Former Roshambo Winery/Gallery cofounder, current Creative Director and celebrity activist, Tod Brilliant, like many, has given time and energy to a number of nonprofit organizations and projects. Until recently, this part-time participation was enough to assuage Brilliant’s pangs of guilt. The turning point for Brilliant came earlier this year, during a presentation given by Brian Steidle, a former U. S. Marine whose photos and stories of the suffering inflicted upon the people of Sudan’s Darfur region have opened the eyes of many, including world bodies, to the Sudanese genocide. Brilliant decided to use his talents to effectively promote awareness of the dire need for the immediate and active involvement of citizens across the globe to stem the devolution of global society and the environment. Working full-time as a well-connected celebrity, Brilliant’s first post-fame project will promote the work of Earth Policy Institute and World Watch Institute founder Lester R. Brown.

More information: Tod Brilliant - A Celebrity with a Plan (http://www. todbrilliant. com)

This paragraph has been inserted solely for the purpose of garnering web traffic. You see, just mentioning Paris Hilton and Lindsey Lohan in the body of this release ensures that it is more likely to land in front of your eyes. Sad, pathetic even, to have to do this, as both of these celebrities have, to date, little to offer the world public. However, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Banksy, Bono, Jay-Z, George Clooney, Oprah and other celebrities have been quite effective and more importantly, earnest, in working to help others.


New Transcend Available January 21, 2011 to Help Travelers With Sleep Apnea; First Radical Advancement Since CPAPs Were Invented

New Transcend Available January 21, 2011 to Help Travelers With Sleep Apnea; First Radical Advancement Since CPAPs Were Invented

Wearable Therapy System Offers Hassle-Free Convenience, Unlimited Mobility and Freedom to Sleep Anywhere; Surpasses Any Conventional CPAP in Size, Design, and Technology

Minneapolis, MN (Vocus/PRWEB) January 10, 2011

Ask any sleep apnea patient about traveling with a traditional CPAP machine and you’ll learn that real hurdles exist: they’re bulky and difficult to pack; depend on a reliable power source, preventing most from traveling to remote destinations; and require advance planning when traveling overseas.

Designed to fit today’s active lifestyle, Transcend is the first practical, wearable sleep apnea therapy system on the market that offers patients an innovative replacement to their old-fashion, cumbersome CPAPs. Overcoming the burdens faced by travelers who have sleep apnea, Transcend will be available for sale direct to consumers on January 21, 2011.

According to Ralph Germscheid, President of Somnetics, LLC, the maker of Transcend, “We’ve developed a completely new kind of therapy system. Transcend is FDA-approved and weighs approximately one pound. Its compact design, unique patent-pending heat moisture exchange technology, and portable power options make it ideal for travel and provide users with convenience and mobility not available from existing CPAP machines.”

Patients who participated in testing Transcend agree. “This device is more comfortable than my current CPAP,” said one patient. “I like to sleep with the window open. If I did that with my existing CPAP, the mask would fill up with water; with Transcend that doesn’t happen.”
Another patient commented, “The HME is remarkable. There’s no dripping water. It’s really sweet.” And yet another patient said, “Transcend is quick and easy to use. There’s no set up and it was no problem to sleep with it on my head.”

How Transcend is Different
In the evolution of sleep apnea therapy, Transcend is distinctly different from today’s conventional CPAP. Based on feedback from sleep apnea patients, Transcend was designed to overcome frustrations and hassles experienced by CPAP users including the need for:

Small Size, Less Bulk - CPAPs generally consist of the machine, a humidifier, six-foot hose, power cord, and mask. Packing a CPAP is cumbersome, especially when space is a premium; when flying, a CPAP means another carry-on bag. Transcend uses a short hose, weighs less than one pound, and measures about the size of a 12-ounce package of coffee beans. It is small and compact enough to fit into a carry-on, rather than be a separate carry-on.

Unlimited Mobility - Transcend fits comfortably on the head, uses a short hose and delivers vibration-free therapy. These unique features allow easy movement while sleeping and prevent mask leakage, problems often associated with standard CPAP systems. When used with a battery pack, Transcend lets the user rise during the night—to use the restroom, get a drink of water, close a window—without removing the device.

Uncomplicated Humidification - Transcend uses a small, disposable hygienic heat moisture exchanger (HME) in place of a chamber humidifier found with traditional CPAPs. The HME captures moisture from the patient’s exhaled breath, which provides warm humidification to prevent nose irritation and congestion. Though HME technology is used every day in ventilators found in hospital critical care and surgical departments, Transcend is the first sleep apnea therapy system to fully accommodate this technology.

Power that doesn’t drain vehicle battery - Access to power is a necessity when using a sleep apnea therapy device. Battery packs generally do not have the ability to power a conventional CPAP and heated humidifier and DC mobile power options can drain a vehicle’s battery. Because Transcend uses HME technology instead of a chamber humidifier, a low amount of power is needed to provide a full night’s restorative sleep with humidification—even when using a battery pack.

Hassle-Free Maintenance – Transcend has few parts to clean. HME technology eliminates the cleaning and sanitation issues associated with conventional CPAP humidifiers and the HME is disposable. Transcend’s “dry mode” feature blows air through the system to dry it at the end of each use and LED lights alert the patient when it’s time to replace the inlet filter.

Effective Therapy - Transcend provides a wide range of therapy pressure. It regulates prescribed therapy pressure in the mask, resulting in comfortable and extremely tight pressure regulation, and a ramp feature allows users to acclimate to air pressure as they fall asleep. Transcend also automatically adjusts to altitudes up to 8,000 feet, making it easy to use at high altitudes.

Transcend Availability – Transcend and its accessories will be available for sale online beginning on January 21, 2011, by the following dealers: CPAP. com, CPAP Supply USA, CPAPXchange. com, and Direct Home Medical. Transcend comes with a two-year manufacturer’s warranty. Health insurance coverage is dependent on each individual patient’s plan; each patient must check with the medical equipment dealer to determine if his/her insurance can be used to purchase Transcend.

About Sleep Apnea
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, nearly 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and those with obstructive sleep apnea—a condition that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep when the soft tissue in the throat collapses—tend to have high blood pressure, heart problems, headaches, and memory problems. OSA can also be linked to job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Both men and women can develop sleep apnea, but it is more common in men, particularly middle-age men who are also overweight. Approximately half of those suffering from sleep apnea also have a snoring problem.

Transcend is a Somnetics, LLC Product
Somnetics, LLC is a privately held Minnesota-based medical device company and is an emerging leader in customer-driven design, development, and production of respiratory medical devices. Somnetics’ mission is focused on integrating technology, customer input, and employee creativity to provide innovative, high quality products that improve the lives of people with respiratory disorders. It received FDA market clearance for the Transcend CPAP machine in July 2010. Transcend is protected by several issued and pending US and foreign patents.