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 The devil is left-handed.
                                      
                                      By F Guzzardi
File:Nicolo Paganini by Richard James Lane.jpgWait for a moment and just do not leave me alone, my son is my voice and knows what to say. in unconsecrated ground , my bare ` why do you believe it’s right , you know that I do not align , and I watch from afar, my fingers burned from the ropes , and you do not know how to listen , listen you do not know but you know very well that the devil is left-handed , they know well your faithful – in Nice, people do not want , but you know, the devil is left-handed, and sticks his delirium in E major , then writhes on Stradivarius and a grin , bouncing out of his chair tender woman , and you know that the devil is left-handed –

Professional Diversity Network Partners With Commonwealth Compact To Host Boston Conference

Find jobs that fit your profileCHICAGO, April 24, 2014 / — To help increase the visibility of and access to diverse professionals in Massachusetts, Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPDN) and Commonwealth Compact will host a ‘Diversity Networking Conference.‘ The event will take place on April 30, 2014 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. EDT. There is no cost to attend and early registration offers candidates an opportunity to pre-interview with potential employers. To register, visit                  www.prodivnet.com/events/boston-networking-conference.

FOOD NETWORK STAR RETURNS FOR TENTH SEASON WITH NEW CAST OF CONTENDERS AND MORE INTENSE CULINARY CHALLENGES

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Food Icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay Back as Mentors/Judges in Season Premiere on Sunday, June 1st at 9pm ET/PT

Web Exclusive Series Star Salvation and Audience Vote Also Return, Winner to be Announced in Season Finale on Sunday, August 10th at 9pm ET/PT

The devil is left-handed.

                                                By F Guzzardi

File:Nicolo Paganini by Richard James Lane.jpgWait for a moment and just do not leave me alone, my son is my voice and knows what to say. in unconsecrated ground , my bare  why do you believe it’s right , you know that I do not align , and I watch from afar, my fingers burned from the ropes , and you do not know how to listen , listen you do not know but you know very well that the devil is left-handed , they know well your faithful – in Nice, people do not want , but you know, the devil is left-handed, and sticks his delirium in E major , then writhes on Stradivarius and a grin , bouncing out of his chair tender woman , and you know that the devil is left-handed – i do not believe in doctors, quacks and presumptuous , but I can not do anything , my lungs and my throat , my voice , which is over the my voice? Achilles give me your hand and take me far beyond what you see , make me the words that I can only write , and sadness that I can only play – put away the doctors , all but one , the one that will be able ` to save me , and then these people who hates me but I do not feel it, I swear I do not speak , maybe you wanted to know this , no, not swear , stretch my legs along the bed and remain motionless until the end , until the end in unconsecrated ground , and you know my lord , that the devil is left-handed, is sneaky and plays the violin.

In 1836, Paganini returned to Paris to set up a casino. Its immediate failure left him in financial ruin, and he auctioned off his personal effects, including his musical instruments, to recoup his losses. At Christmas of 1838, he left Paris for Marseilles and, after a brief stay, travelled to Nice where his condition worsened. In May 1840, the Bishop of Nice sent Paganini a local parish priest to perform the last rites. Paganini assumed the sacrament was premature, and refused. 
A week later, on 27 May 1840, Paganini died from internal hemorrhaging before a priest could be summoned. Because of this, and his widely rumored association with the devil, the Church denied his body a Catholic burial in Genoa. It took four years and an appeal to the Pope before the Church let his body be transported to Genoa, but it was still not buried. His remains were finally laid to rest in 1876, in a cemetery in Parma. In 1893, the Czech violinist, František Ondříček, persuaded Paganini’s grandson, Attila, to allow a viewing of the violinist’s body. After this bizarre episode, Paganini’s body was finally reinterred in a new cemetery in Parma in 1896.

Professional Diversity Network Partners With Commonwealth Compact To Host Boston Conference

Find jobs that fit your profileCHICAGO, April 24, 2014 / — To help increase the visibility of and access to diverse professionals in Massachusetts, Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (Nasdaq: IPDN) and Commonwealth Compact will host a ‘Diversity Networking Conference.‘ The event will take place on April 30, 2014 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199 from 2:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. EDT. There is no cost to attend and early registration offers candidates an opportunity to pre-interview with potential employers. To register, visit www.prodivnet.com/events/boston-networking-conference.
In a departure from traditional job fairs, the conference employs an innovative “professional networking” format and features guest speakers, expert advisors, and career resources for active and passive job seekers.  Recruitment leaders from companies such as Amazon, Tek Systems, Eastern Bank, Mass Electric, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Lightower Fiber Optics will participate.  Sponsors include leading diversity organizations such as the Society of Women Engineers, the National Society of Hispanic MBA’s, the Association of Black MBA’s, the Asian American MBA Association, the National Association of Black Accountants, the NAACP, and the National Urban League, among others.
“Through our partnership with Professional Diversity Network, we are proactively connecting the dots for employers who believe diversity is critical to maintaining a competitive edge,” said Velda McRae-Yates, interim deputy director of the Commonwealth Compact.  “When it comes to diversity in the workplace, Massachusetts has a storied history, so it’s exciting to see our mission come to life through an event of this caliber.”
“As we continue to demonstrate the effectiveness of our ‘networking’ approach, the question from employers is no longer ‘why’ but rather ‘how’ to improve their diversity efforts,” said Kevin Williams, chief marketing officer, Professional Diversity Network.  “Through partnerships with organizations like Commonwealth Compact, we are empowering businesses with tools and resources to meet and ultimately exceed its diversity goals.”
Although the total unemployment rate in Massachusetts improved in March, minorities continue to have higher rates of unemployment and lower median incomes.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Massachusetts added 8,100 jobs in March and the total unemployment rate dropped to 6.3 percent.
For employer and sponsorship information contact events@prodivnet.com or call 800-390-5561 ext. 105.
About Commonwealth CompactCommonwealth Compact’s mission is to establish Massachusetts as a uniquely inclusive, honest and supportive community of – and for – diverse people; to acknowledge its mixed history in this effort, and to face squarely the challenges that still need to be overcome; and to understand that the growing diversity of the state must be tapped fully in order to achieve its economic, civic and social potential.
About Professional Diversity Network, Inc.Professional Diversity Network (PDN) develops and operates online networks dedicated to serving diverse professionals in the U.S. and providing them with access to employment opportunities. PDN offers employers who value diversity an online platform in which to identify and acquire diverse talent for their hiring needs. Headquartered in Chicago, the company owns and operates professional networking communities including: iHispano.com for Hispanic professionals, BlackCareerNetwork.com for African American professionals, WomensCareerChannel.com for women, Military2Career.com for veterans, ProAble.net for professionals with disabilities, OutProNet.com for professionals in the gay community, and AsianCareerNetwork.com for Asian professionals. For more info, visit prodivnet.com.

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FoodNetwork.comFOOD NETWORK STAR RETURNS FOR TENTH SEASON WITH NEW CAST OF CONTENDERS AND MORE INTENSE CULINARY CHALLENGES

Food Icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay Back as Mentors/Judges in Season Premiere on Sunday, June 1st at 9pm ET/PT

Web Exclusive Series Star Salvation and Audience Vote Also Return, Winner to be Announced in Season Finale on Sunday, August 10th at 9pm ET/PT

NEW YORK – April 24, 2014 – Food Network’s long-running competition series Food Network Star is back for a tenth season in June, with culinary icons Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis and Bobby Flay leading the charge to discover the next promising face in food television. The twelve new contenders are put to the test in a season filled with unique competitions challenging their kitchen and on-camera chops, to find out who has the talent and charisma to follow in Alton, Giada and Bobby’s footsteps and helm their own show. Exclusive web series Star Salvation also returns, giving one eliminated contestant the opportunity to rejoin the on-air competition, which culminates in an audience vote to determine who wins the ultimate prize – their own show on Food Network. Shot in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, Food Network Star season ten kicks off with a one-hour premiere on Sunday, June 1st at 9pm ET/PT, and the winner will be named in the season finale on Sunday, August 10th at 9pm ET/PT.

“Every season, viewers love seeing new talent emerge on Food Network Star,” said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Food Network. “Watching three superstars of the food television world – Alton, Giada and Bobby – help the finalists hone their food, voice and on-camera skill is fascinating, fun and compelling.”
The finalists are: Luca Della Casa (San Antonio); Emma Frisch (Ithaca, NY); Nicole Gaffney (Atlantic City, NJ); Loreal Gavin (Indianapolis); Chris Kyler (Stafford, VA); Kenny Lao (New York); Christopher Lynch (New Orleans); Lenny McNab (Debeque, CO); Aryen Moore-Alston (Memphis); Sarah Penrod (League City, TX); Reuben Ruiz (Miami) and Donna Sonkin Shaw (New York).
In the season premiere, the contestants are welcomed to Los Angeles for their Star-making journey by Alton, Giada and Bobby, who invite the cast to their own red carpet premiere party that very night at a Hollywood studio backlot. Each finalist must present themselves to a select group of tastemakers, including E! personality Ross Mathews, and prepare their most impressive party bite for the challenge judges Alton, Giada, Bobby and Food Network executives Bob Tuschman and Susie Fogelson.
Upcoming episodes feature a Cutthroat Kitchen competition, viral video challenge from YouTube Space LA, visit to Knott’s Berry Farm, Las Vegas buffet and pool party-themed challenges and an on-camera appearance on Rachael Ray. Guest stars include Food Network personalities Alex Guarnaschelli, Robert Irvine, Jet Tila and Rachael Ray.
Web series Star Salvation returns for a second outing on Sunday, June 1st and goes live just after Star’s east coast airing. Available exclusively on FoodNetwork.com/Salvation and hosted by last season’s Food Network Star winner Damaris Phillips and Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, the six-episode web-only culinary contest gives eliminated finalists a chance to re-enter the competition. In a nod to the show’s tenth season, two fan favorites from past seasons return in the premiere Salvation challenge to battle the first eliminated finalist. The winner will re-enter Food Network Star on Sunday, July 13.
For more Food Network Star, fans can visit FoodNetwork.com/Star all season long for exclusive interviews, video, blogs, behind-the-scenes footage, photo galleries and more. Fans can also connect with each other and the show’s stars on Facebook at Facebook.com/FoodNetwork and on Twitter with the hashtag #FoodNetworkStar.
 

FOOD NETWORK (www.foodnetwork.com) is a unique lifestyle network, website and magazine that connects viewers to the power and joy of food. The network strives to be viewers’ best friend in food and is committed to leading by teaching, inspiring, empowering and entertaining through its talent and expertise. Food Network is distributed to more than 100 million U.S. households and averages more than 9.9 million unique web users monthly. Since launching in 2009, Food Network Magazine’s rate base has grown tenfold and is now the second largest monthly magazine on the newsstand, with over 11.6 million readers. Headquartered in New York, Food Network has a growing international presence with programming in more than 150 countries, including 24-hour networks in the United Kingdom, Asia, and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI), which also owns and operates Cooking Channel (www.cookingchanneltv.com), HGTV (www.hgtv.com), DIY Network (www.diynetwork.com), Travel Channel (www.travelchannel.com) and Great American Country (www.gactv.com), is the manager and general partner.

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LENMAR Unleashes the Mutant™ Supercharged Portable Power Pack that Simultaneously Charges Four Smartphones

CAMARILLO,Calif., April 23, 2014 / — Lenmar Enterprises, Inc. has unleashed the Mutant™, announcing availability of its newest high-capacity portable power pack built to deliver undead power for tablets, smartphones and USB devices. Packing a monster 20,800mAh (milliamp hours) into a sleek, 1.1-pound unit, the Mutant is Lenmar’s most powerful external battery pack ever offered for portable devices.   

A beast in the portable power category, the compact and stylish Mutant is easily stored in a purse, backpack or briefcase. For families and work groups on the go, the Mutant is capable of charging four smartphones at the same time or two tablets and two smartphones simultaneously at maximum charge speed. With four high-output USB ports and a total combined output of 6.8A, the Mutant can recharge an iPhone® up to 10 times or an iPad™ up to two full times.

New campaign aims for international cooperation to protect sentinel species

WASHINGTON, April 22, 2014 /– Penguin lovers around the world will unite to observe World Penguin Day on April 25th, and The Pew Charitable Trusts is joining the celebration by announcing the launch of the first global effort aimed at protecting penguins wherever they live.
Eighteen species of penguin range from the cold of Antarctica to the equatorial heat of the Galapagos Islands. Interference from humans in the form of pollution, habitat degradation, introduced predators, and overfishing is affecting the health of penguins. Climate change, which melts and shifts sea ice, adds to the challenges facing these birds. Most species are in decline, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

 

 

 

 

 

IRIDEX Announces Proprietary MicroPulse™ Technology For Treatment Of Eye Diseases Caused By Diabetes And Age-Related Macular Degeneration Featured On ‘American Health Front’ Program

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 22, 2014 / — IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX) today announced that an educational story based on its innovative MicroPulse™ technology for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), was recently featured on the Washington, D.C. edition of “American Health Front,” a health news program focused on advances in medical techniques and technologies. Neal Adams, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist and principal at DC Retina in Silver Spring, MD, presented an overview of the MicroPulse technology, a promising, tissue-sparing laser therapy that allows the tissue to cool between laser pulses, minimizing or preventing tissue damage.

LENMAR Unleashes the Mutant™ Supercharged Portable Power Pack that Simultaneously Charges Four Smartphones

CAMARILLO,Calif., April 23, 2014 / — Lenmar Enterprises, Inc. has unleashed the Mutant™, announcing availability of its newest high-capacity portable power pack built to deliver undead power for tablets, smartphones and USB devices. Packing a monster 20,800mAh (milliamp hours) into a sleek, 1.1-pound unit, the Mutant is Lenmar’s most powerful external battery pack ever offered for portable devices.   

A beast in the portable power category, the compact and stylish Mutant is easily stored in a purse, backpack or briefcase. For families and work groups on the go, the Mutant is capable of charging four smartphones at the same time or two tablets and two smartphones simultaneously at maximum charge speed. With four high-output USB ports and a total combined output of 6.8A, the Mutant can recharge an iPhone® up to 10 times or an iPad™ up to two full times.
“We designed the Mutant to pack massive power into a compact and attractive form factor that meets the portable power needs of today’s road warriors and consumers on the move,” said Marty Goldberg, president of Lenmar Enterprises. “Ultimately, all Lenmar product design is focused on helping consumers cover the demanding power requirements of their mobile devices anytime, anywhere, and the Mutant delivers.”
The AC power adapter has an input of 100-240V and comes with charging adapters for North America, United Kingdom, European Union and Australia, making it international-travel friendly. When connected to the AC adapter the Mutant also functions as a power hub, allowing users to recharge four devices and the unit simultaneously.
The Mutant is available now at a retail price of $199.99. For more information about the LENMAR Mutant, please visit: http://www.lenmar.com/mutant
About LenmarLenmar Enterprises, Inc. is a worldwide provider of power solutions for consumer electronics. The company has nearly 1,400 products, including rechargeable batteries, accessories for smart phones and electronic devices, portable AC / DC chargers & related accessories. The company utilizes BatteryCentral, a powerful web-based search tool that helps customers and users locate and purchase Lenmar batteries, portable chargers & related accessories. Lenmar delivers its solutions through a global network of distributors, retailers and e-commerce companies. For more information, visit www.lenmar.com.
Lenmar has offices in Southern California, Hong Kong, and the Netherlands, as well as strategic distribution partners that span all major continents.
“Lenmar” is a registered trademark of Lenmar Enterprises, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the properties of their respective owners.
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IRIDEX Announces Proprietary MicroPulse™ Technology For Treatment Of Eye Diseases Caused By Diabetes And Age-Related Macular Degeneration Featured On ‘American Health Front’ Program

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., April 22, 2014 / — IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX) today announced that an educational story based on its innovative MicroPulse™ technology for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) and age-related macular degeneration (AMD), was recently featured on the Washington, D.C. edition of “American Health Front,” a health news program focused on advances in medical techniques and technologies. Neal Adams, M.D., a board-certified ophthalmologist and principal at DC Retina in Silver Spring, MD, presented an overview of the MicroPulse technology, a promising, tissue-sparing laser therapy that allows the tissue to cool between laser pulses, minimizing or preventing tissue damage.
Dr. Adams noted that certain key treatment risks are reduced or eliminated with the use of MicroPulse, and patient comfort is increased compared to conventional, continuous-wave laser treatment.
“Patient care is about caring for the patient and individualizing treatment, which is why I offer MicroPulse for my AMD and diabetic patients,” Dr. Adams said. “It doesn’t burn or damage the retina and the results are often excellent…It’s really impressive technology.”
“Numerous recent studies have shown the effectiveness and durability of the MicroPulse technology in treating DME, meaning it should be considered a cost-effective alternative to the regimen of drug treatments via eye injections currently in use,” noted William M. Moore, CEO of IRIDEX.
“Drugs injected directly into the eye have a role in treating retinal diseases, but there are serious issues in terms of costs and logistics due to the need for continuous injections for the rest of one’s life. This is just not a sustainable model in today’s value-based medicine world,” Moore said. “MicroPulse offers powerful advantages, in terms of durability, economics and logistics for payors and patients.”
 
About MicroPulse Technology
MicroPulse is a tissue-sparing laser therapy that works by electronically “chopping” the laser emission into trains of microsecond pulses. This enhances the physician’s ability to more precisely control the laser effects on target tissues, offering the potential for ocular treatment with less collateral effects than conventional laser treatments.
About IRIDEX
IRIDEX Corporation was founded in 1989 and is a worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and versatile laser-based medical systems, delivery devices and consumable instrumentation for the ophthalmology market. We maintain a deep commitment to the success of our customers, with comprehensive technical, clinical, and service support programs. IRIDEX is dedicated to a standard of excellence, offering superior technology for superior results. IRIDEX products are sold in the United States through a direct sales force and internationally through a combination of a direct sales force and a network of approximately 70 independent distributors into over 100 countries. For further information, visit the IRIDEX website at http://www.iridex.com/.
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This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, relating to the Company’s products and the markets for the Company’s products.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors.  Please see a detailed description of these and other risks contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2013, and our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended March 30, 2013, June 29, 2013, and September 28, 2013, each of which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are made as of this date and will not be updated.
 

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