Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Canine First Responders of 9/11 Attacks Show No Signs of Nasal Cancer at Conclusion of Five-Year IAMS Study

Canine First Responders of 9/11 Attacks Show No Signs of Nasal Cancer at Conclusion of Five-Year IAMS Study

Advanced MRI technology utilized in cancer study of canine first responders heralds positive results for hero dogs.

Dayton, OH (PRWEB) January 16, 2007

Through state-of-the-art MRI technology, veterinarians from Iams Pet Food (http://us. iams. com/iams/en_US/jsp/IAMS_Page. jsp? pageID=P), the University of Pennsylvania, and the American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation have tracked the physical changes of 10 first responders of the 9/11 terrorist attacks for the past five years. At the conclusion of the study today, the canines were given a clean bill of health. No signs of nasal carcinoma have been detected that can be directly linked to their work on or after the 9/11 attacks.

"The dogs who remain in the study appear to be healthy and free of any nasal conditions," said Dr. Amy Dicke, a technical services veterinarian for Iams Pet Food (http://us. iams. com/iams/en_US/jsp/IAMS_Page. jsp? pageID=P) who has monitored the health of the study participants for the past five years. "While we have lost some of our hero dogs to old age and non-related health issues, the canine participants involved in our study have shown no signs of cancerous tumors that can be directly related to their work at 9/11 or other search and rescue missions."

With decades of combined experience, the study participants have traveled the world to participate in search and rescue missions following natural and manmade disasters such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the Columbia Space Shuttle explosion, train derailments, factory explosions and tornadoes. Like all search and rescue missions, the deployment after the 9/11 attacks required the dogs to utilize their keen sense of smell to identify the bodies of victims. It is this sense of smell that makes these specially trained dogs a crucial component of live-saving rescue missions, but it also makes it impossible for them to wear protective gear such as gas masks and clean air oxygen filtrates during missions, putting them at especially great risk of exposure to potentially hazardous carcinogens and fine particles of soot and debris.

"During our work at Ground Zero, the other handlers and I were given knee pads, elbow pads, face masks and other equipment to protect our safety in those horrible conditions," said Mary Flood, a FEMA handler whose dog 'Jake,' a 12-year-old Labrador retriever, participated in the study. "The dogs, however, wore no protective gear, so I'm thankful that 'Jake' had the chance to participate in this study. It's just been terrific knowing that my partner is cared for."

The high-tech, detailed MRI scans enable researchers to peer into the dogs' brains, sinus cavities, nasal passages, glands and other soft tissue to detect disease that may have developed. Once available only to humans, MRI is now a valuable diagnostic tool used by veterinarians from coast to coast via Iams (http://www. iamsco. com/en_US/jhtmls/iamsco/home/sw_ih_Home_page. jhtml? localeid=en_US&brandcode=C&pagetypeid=IH) Pet Imaging Centers located in Redwood City, Calif., Vienna, Va., and Raleigh, N. C. The technology allows veterinarians to more accurately determine the cause and location of diseases such as cancer while avoiding invasive exploratory surgery in working dogs, like the ones participating in the study, as well as companion animals. Based on more than 10,000 case referrals, Iams Pet Imaging Centers are the world leader in pet MRI scans.

To learn more about this study or for more information on Iams Pet Imaging Centers, visit http://www. iamspetimaging. com (http://www. iamspetimaging. com) or call 1-866-4PETMRI.

About P&G Pet Care 

For nearly 60 years, Procter & Gamble Pet Care (NYSE:PG), the maker of Iams (http://www. iamsco. com/en_US/jhtmls/iamsco/home/sw_ih_Home_page. jhtml? localeid=en_US&brandcode=C&pagetypeid=IH) and Eukanuba, has enhanced the well-being of dogs and cats by providing world-class quality foods and pet-care products. To learn more about Eukanuba® and Iams® Dog & Cat Foods and the Eukanuba Veterinary Diets® line of canine and feline therapeutic diets or general pet care and nutrition information, call the Iams Consumer Care Center at (800) 446-3075. You also can visit us on the Web at http://www. iams. com (http://www. iams. com), http://www. eukanuba. com (http://www. eukanuba. com), or http://www. iamspetimaging. com (http://www. iamspetimaging. com).

About P&G

Three billion times a day, P&G brands touch the lives of people around the world. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Pampers®, Tide®, Ariel®, Always®, Whisper®, Pantene®, Mach3®, Bounty®, Dawn®, Pringles®, Folgers®, Charmin®, Downy®, Lenor®, Iams®, Crest®, Oral-B®, Actonel®, Duracell®, Olay®, Head & Shoulders®, Wella, Gillette®, and Braun®. The P&G community consists of almost 140,000 employees working in more than 80 countries worldwide. Please visit http://www. pg. com (http://www. pg. com) for the latest news and in-depth information about P&G and its brands.

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CrabbieMasters a New Website for Preschool Parents and Teachers, Unique Opportunity to Aid Young Guatemalans

CrabbieMasters a New Website for Preschool Parents and Teachers, Unique Opportunity to Aid Young Guatemalans

CrabbieMasters creator, Becky Undlin, and her husband, are the aunt and uncle of two young adults currently volunteering in Salacuim, Guatemala through the Peace Corps. Among the many responsibilities and opportunities they have to aid this community, Kari and Corby also hope to raise money through a new scholarship program so that those who want to do so simply can afford to go to school.

Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) November 13, 2006

CrabbieMasters creator, Becky Undlin, and her husband, are the aunt and uncle of two young adults currently volunteering in Salacuim, Guatemala through the Peace Corps. Among the many responsibilities and opportunities they have to aid this community, Kari and Corby also hope to raise money through a new scholarship program so that those who want to do so simply can afford to go to school.

"The quantity of your support is not important, but the need is endless. While tuition is minimal at the elementary and junior high levels ($5-$10 a year) most cannot afford the basic school supplies, books and uniforms that allow them to attend classes. About $100 can provide one year's worth of books and supplies…In the case of high school students, each needs to travel to a regional center and select a specialty to continue. An average yearly cost of $2,000 covers tuition, supplies, room, and board for a year."

The timing is right. The new Salacuim school year begins in January, 2007.

CrabbieMasters does not want anyone to send any support they are motivated to provide through us. CrabbieMasters are not inclined to get in the middle of stuff that's already great on its own. We just know that if we help people helping people and let others know of opportunities for them to help people…well, what chance do The Crabbies (http://www. crabbiemasters. com) have when everyone's being nice?!

Send any contributions directly to the scholarship program organized by former Peace Corps volunteers Friends of Guatemala (FOG) as identified on Kari & Corby's web page: http://www. lachua. org/corbyandkari/scholarships. html (http://www. lachua. org/corbyandkari/scholarships. html).

Michael Undlin

CrabbieMasters

(612) 309-6548

Www. crabbiemasters. com

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Leading Analytics Agency ROI Labs Introduces Michael Hayward as CEO

Leading Analytics Agency ROI Labs Introduces Michael Hayward as CEO

ROI Labs Will Showcase Its Revenue-Generating Web Analytics Solutions at Search Engine Strategies New York

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 23, 2010

ROI Labs™ (www. roilabs. com), a leading provider of global web analytics consulting services and part of Acronym Media’s family of Keyword-Driven Marketing™ solutions, today announced the appointment of Michael Hayward, former Director of Interactive Marketing and E-Commerce at Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, as Chief Executive Officer.

Michael will be responsible for leading and driving ROI Labs’ global strategy, as well as growing the agency’s current and future engagements. He’ll also help shape the firm’s marketing and branding efforts.

“We’re tremendously excited to have Michael lead ROI Labs as we create the next generation of advanced analytics solutions,” said Anton E. Konikoff, Founder and CEO of Acronym Media. “The mission of ROI Labs is to provide true actionable insight and a measurable return on Clients’ analytics investments, and Michael is the perfect evangelist – he’ll help clients use keyword intelligence to create smarter strategies and more profitable campaigns.”

Hayward comes to ROI Labs with a wealth of analytics, marketing and e-commerce leadership experience, including over 23 years with Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. While there, he led the development of the Four Seasons family of websites, as well as its search, social, email, customer data and analytics efforts. Most recently, Michael was Principal at marketing301, a strategic consultancy that helps companies boost ROI and create optimal customer experiences through the use of interactive tools and technology.

“Companies today are looking for actionable customer insight, and demand measurable results across all channels – ROI Labs is uniquely positioned to answer this need,” said Hayward. “We help Clients dig deep in their data to support their strategies, and develop tactical action plans. More importantly, we follow that all the way through to help clients measure the results of their actions, learn what worked, and continue to improve their ROI.”

Further information about ROI Labs will be available from company representatives during Search Engine Strategies (SES) New York, to be held March 22-26 at the Hilton New York. ROI Labs will be an exhibitor at the event (Booth #206) and will showcase its web analytics, landing page optimization, conversion analysis and site usability solutions.

About Michael Hayward
Michael Hayward is the CEO of ROI Labs. He has over 25 years of global marketing and branding expertise, and specializes in the strategy, implementation and development of analytics and marketing solutions and technology.

Michael is also a noted industry thought-leader and is a regular speaker at Cornell University, the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business, and the University of Toronto. He is also an advisory board member of the HSMAI Travel Internet Marketing group. Michael holds an MBA from the Rotman School at the University of Toronto, and a BA in Commerce from University of Toronto.

About ROI Labs™
ROI Labs is a leading provider of global web analytics consulting services. Specializing in web analytics, landing page testing, conversion optimization and site usability, ROI Labs’ expert analysts use cutting-edge technology to deliver the practical recommendations needed to craft smarter marketing strategies – ones that drive results and revenue.

ROI Labs leverages 15 years of expertise honed through rigorous research, analysis and testing to maximize the return from Clients’ web analytics investments. Global Clients include Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, SAP, HP, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Humana and Sony Entertainment, among others. ROI Labs can be reached at +1 (212) 691 7051, info at roilabs. com, or by visiting www. roilabs. com.

Media Contact:
John Lee
+ 1 (212) 691 7051 x162

Keyword-Driven Marketing™ and ROI Labs™ are trademarks of Acronym Media, Inc.

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