Saturday, February 11, 2006

Fireworks, Heat and Water Hazards Make Dog Days of Summer Dangerous Time for Pets

Fireworks, Heat and Water Hazards Make Dog Days of Summer Dangerous Time for Pets

Petplan USA's "Top Tips For Keeping Pets Safe While The Summer Sizzles." From lightening to fireworks to excessive heat, Chris & Natasha Ashton, co-founders of Petplan USA, are pleased to offer solutions to summer pet worries. Petplan USA is America's #1 rated pet insurance provider and the exclusive pet insurance partner of the Human Society of the United States.

Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) June 9, 2009

With summer finally upon us Petplan USA (www. gopetplan. com), America's top-rated pet insurance service, has launched an educational campaign to alert pet parents of the hazards lurking amid lazy, hazy days of relaxation. Petplan is also advising families that they should consider the needs of their pet when travelling on vacation.

Summer problems for pets range from the surprising to mundane. Out of the163 million dogs and cats in the US, one in every 71, 000 will get struck by lightening according to the American Pet Association. But for the summer, when Americans do the most driving, a more alarming statistic is that one in 242 dogs and cats will die in a car crash each year.

"Summertime should feel carefree but, for pets, it can prove highly stressful," says Dr. Jules Benson, Petplan USA's staff veterinarian. "With all of the distractions of summer, it's a pet parent's responsibility to keep a vigilant eye on their pets well being."

Dr. Benson suggests the following "Tips On Keeping Your Pets Safe In The Summer"

  • Parked cars: In the heat of summer days keep pets at home whenever possible. It seems obvious but people forget that even a car with open windows is no place to leave a pet. Indoor temperatures are often 20 degrees higher than outdoors.
  • Jogging: If you are a jogger, remember that some dogs are wearing winter coats so, if you must bring them, plan your runs for early morning or late evening.
  • Lightening/thunder: Dogs and cats are highly sensitive to harsh light and sounds, so a fun celebration of fireworks can feel like a war zone for them. Keep pets away from extreme sensory experiences whenever possible.
  • Fire: Everyone loves a summertime barbeque but pets and fire do not mix. Keep the two separated at all times including at camp fires.
  • Water: Many pets don't take to water. If they can't swim or climb well, you should ensure they are kept away from swimming pools.
For vacationing families Dr. Bensons suggests remembering to save room in the car for pet needs. "Don't try to travel too light and end up forgoing essentials," he cautions. He advises packing a pet first aid kit, life vest, disposable litter box and even pet sunscreen. The Petplan USA Web site offers additional pet care suggestions, newsletter sign up and a downloadable "rescue alert" sticker to protect pets during catastrophic emergencies. All are available at: http://www. gopetplan. com/ (http://www. gopetplan. com/) and http://blog. gopetplan. com (http://blog. gopetplan. com)

About Petplan
Petplan is the world's largest and America's #1 rated pet insurance provider, recommended by more pet parents, veterinarians and pedigree breeders than any other. Petplan's unique policies cover hereditary conditions fully for the life of the pet. Through a choice of three simple customizable policies Petplan allows pet parents to select the coverage that meets their needs and budget. As the exclusive pet health insurance provider of The Humane Society of The United States (HSUS), Petplan contributes a percentage of revenues back to the HSUS every year. Petplan policies, in the US are underwritten by American National Property And Casualty Company (www. anpac. com) and North American Elite Insurance Company, rated A+ (Superior) by AM Best. www. GoPetplan. com

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MobileGatesÂ’ TrafficMobile to Provide AT&T Wireless mMode (SM) Subscribers Mobile Access to personalized, real-time route-specific traffic and traveler information

MobileGatesÂ’ TrafficMobile to Provide AT&T Wireless mMode (SM) Subscribers Mobile Access to personalized, real-time route-specific traffic and traveler information.

La Palma, Calif. – April 23, 2002 - MobileGates today announced an agreement with AT&T Wireless to provide subscribers with compatible mobile phones direct access to TrafficMobile, the Nation’s leading provider of personalized, real-time route-specific traffic and traveler information delivered via text alerts (email and wireless phone), the Internet and wireless devices. TrafficMobile accessed at www. trafficmobile. com via wireless or on the Internet, allows subscribers to monitor roads and highways or change and add highways to monitor right from the mobile phone or wireless PDA (personal digital assistant such as PalmÓ or Microsoft PocketPC phones or devices).

TrafficMobile to Provide AT&T Wireless mMode (PRWEB) April 25, 2002 - time route-

MobileGatesÂ’specific traffic and traveler information.

La Palma, Calif. – April 24, 2002 - MobileGates today announced an agreement with AT&T Wireless to provide subscribers with compatible mobile phones direct access to TrafficMobile, the Nation’s leading provider of personalized, real-time route-specific traffic and traveler information delivered via text alerts (email and wireless phone), the Internet and wireless devices. TrafficMobile accessed at www. trafficmobile. com via wireless or on the Internet, allows subscribers to monitor roads and highways or change and add highways to monitor right from the mobile phone or wireless PDA (personal digital assistant such as PalmÓ or Microsoft PocketPC phones or devices).

Under the agreement, AT&T Wireless mModesm customers can subscribe to TrafficMobile, a valuable service that provides real–time traffic information such as accidents, highway congestion and construction incidents that are sent right to the users mobile phone, based on user defined times and days of the week.

MMode, provides dozens of unique services that enable AT&T Wireless customers to use their wireless phones for much more than placing phone calls. mMode gives AT&T Wireless customers access to the information and people they care about most - with a few clicks of their keypads. mMode is available in all AT&T Wireless GSM™/GPRS markets. Additional details about mMode availability can be found at www. attwireless. com/mmode (http://www. attwireless. com/mmode )

"AT&T Wireless mMode users now have access to personalized national traffic information right from the palm of their hands," said Anthony Meador, Founder and President of MobileGates. "Our new intelligent algorithm push-technology provides personalized information that is critical to mobile commuters and travelers, especially finding out about accident via their wireless phone prior to getting trapped in traffic.”

“We’re very pleased to add TrafficMobile to our broadening portfolio of mMode destinations,” said Andy Willett, Vice President of Consumer Data Offers at AT&T Wireless. “Thanks to innovative companies like MobileGates, our customers can access compelling, new information services while on-the-go.”

The agreement with AT&T Wireless marks the latest in a string of successful alliances for MobileGates with telecommunication and broadcast industry leaders, including Nextel Communications, XO Communications, Qwest Communications, Metro Networks, Shadow Broadcast and Westwood One.

About MobileGates Corporation

MobileGates is a voice powered wireless technology company based in La Palma, California. Series A funded by Qwest Communications International, Inc., MobileGates is in the process of raising its Series B round of funding to maintain its leadership position and become profitable by Q4, 2002.

Preston Adams, VP of Corporate Development

MobileGates Corporation

Www. mobilegates. com

(714) 521-4746

Sales@mobilegates. com

2001 MobileGates Corporation. All rights reserved. MobileGates and TrafficMobile are trademarks of MobileGates in the United States and/or other countries. mMode sm and Digital PocketNet® are trademarks of AT&T Wireless. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Metro Elevator Services Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Metro Elevator Services Celebrates 40th Anniversary

2010 marks the 40th anniversary for Metro Elevator Services, an elevator repair and maintenance company in Indiana. From their humble beginnings as a multipurpose elevator company to the specialized elevator installation and modernization company they are today, Metro Elevator Services has seen consistent growth through both good and bad times.

Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) July 27, 2010

Based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, Metro Elevator originally started out as an elevator service and repair company (http://www. metroelevatorservices. com/), primarily servicing old freight elevators and special purpose elevators for companies like Kepp Brothers, Brenner Luggage, the Naval Avionics Center and AT&T.

Their services geared towards power plants came about from a contract with Gavin Plant in Ohio, and from that point forward, Metro Elevator Services became the “go-to” company for Power Plant Elevator Installations.

From there, Metro Elevator Services began building partnerships all over the country, traveling from coast to coast installing and servicing elevators in everything from power plants to universities.

In 1994, Metro Elevator Services owned eleven separate hoists with eight of them being deemed as “rentable.” Sixteen years later, Metro Elevator now owns forty-five rentable elevators, more than quadrupling the company’s service elevator rental branch.

Since the company’s inception, they have seen the landscape of the industry change; but Metro Elevator Services is still the premier elevator inspector and maintenance company in Indiana (http://www. metroelevatorservices. com/elevator-services-consulting. htm).

As Metro Elevator Services enters its 40th year of continuous business, it is a time of celebration and nostalgia for Charles Ernstes II, president of the company. “Looking back at all we’ve been through as a company gives me so much to be excited for as we look to the future” said Ernstes. “Our company has grown, expanded, and evolved from day one and there’s no reason that will ever change.”

Over the last forty years, Metro Elevator has installed an estimated 25,000 feet of elevator tower, the equivalent of a 2,500 story building. Today, Metro Elevator Services continues to install residential & apartment elevators in addition to commercial and industrial elevator installations (http://www. metroelevatorservices. com/elevator-installations-overview. htm). Some of their current projects include elevator installations at the Indianapolis Children’s Museum, Ball State University, Indiana State University & the Brazil Library.

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