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Terminal at 4-years-old, Triumphant at 22, Ryan Dant to Watch His Hero Nolan Ryan and His Beloved Rangers Take on Giants in Game 3

Ryan Dant

Terminal at 4-years-old, Triumphant at 22, Ryan Dant to Watch His Hero Nolan Ryan and His Beloved Rangers Take on Giants in Game 3

Ryan Dant wasn’t supposed to be a 22-year-old. Or an 18-year-old. Or even a 12-year-old.

At three-and-a-half, the little boy who loved baseball and Nolan Ryan and his Texas Rangers in particular was told, along with his parents Mark and Jeanne, that he wouldn’t make it past 10 and that his brief life likely would be filled with physical pain and emotional trauma. Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS 1), a rare genetic disorder that affects only 1,000 people globally would ravage his body, his doctors said.

But that was before Ryan, Mark and Jeanne crossed paths with two very important men, both superstars in their field. Nolan Ryan, the future Hall of Fame Rangers’ pitcher and Dr. Emil Kakkis, a physician who would surely find himself in the Medical Research Hall of Fame, if there was such as thing.

The pitcher nourished the young boy’s soul. The doctor nourished his body.

In 1992, when Dant was 4-years-old, he got to meet his hero, Nolan Ryan. He exchanged autographs with Dant.

“After Nolan gave him an autographed ball, he noticed another ball in Ryan’s hands,” Mark recalled. “Nolan said, ‘can I have your autograph?’”

Ryan Dant then scribbled on the ball and handed it over to his hero, now the president of the Rangers. “He was four and his writing skills weren’t all that good,” Mark said, clearly cherishing the memory. “But Nolan received it with a big smile.”

Saturday Dant, now 22-years-old and living life to its fullest will, along with his father, be sitting in section 15, row 5, seats 3 and 4 at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington to watch Nolan Ryan’s team take the field in Game 3 of the World Series. Many diehard Rangers fans thought they’d never live to see this day. No one thought Dant would live to see this day either, or any of the others during the past dozen-or-so years. No one, that is, except Dant, his father, mother and his doctor, Emil Kakkis, M.D.

After their son’s diagnosis, Mark and Jeanne Dant created the Ryan Foundation for MPS Children to raise awareness and funding for research.

“We had a bake sale and raised $342,” Mark said, recalling their first fund raising effort. Since then their foundation has raised $3 million.

The result of all that funding has been the development of the drug Aldurazyme. It’s the difference between life and death for Ryan and many other children.

At 10, very near his life expectancy according to the original MPS 1 diagnosis, Ryan received his first treatment of Aldurazyme from Dr. Kakkis. Soon Ryan was tossing a baseball with his Dad again.

“The word miracle gets tossed around pretty freely these days,” Mark said. “But this is a miracle. Ryan isn’t supposed to be here.”

But he is here. And he’ll be at the ballpark Saturday night. Just check out section 15.

Branson’s Ozark Mountain Christmas Begins Nov. 1

OZARK MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

Silver Dollar City Tops Off Their 50th Anniversary with Brightest Celebration Yet!

With dozens of star-filled Christmas music shows and a glittering array of light displays, including the 1-mile Branson Area Festival of Lights drive-through, “The Live Music Show Capital of the World” kicks off its annual Ozark Mountain Christmas celebration Nov. 1.

“What a great time of year to share love and laughter with your family,” said comedian and singer-songwriter Jim Stafford. “When folks come to my theater in Branson and see our Christmas show, they always leave with a little more elf in themselves and some jingle in their bells!”

Branson’s star entertainers and their elaborate holiday production numbers are all set to dazzle visitors during November and December.  From the voice of “Mr. Christmas” Andy Williams to Tony Orlando and the Lennon Sisters, in their final Christmas season together, Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers with Debby Boone,  the Oak Ridge Boys and the Osmond Brothers, there’s a multitude of entertainers that showcase Branson’s Christmas spirit.

Familiar carols fill the air at family music shows like the Baldknobbers, Presleys, Duttons and the Hughes Brothers, and peals of laughter roll through the aisles at Jim Stafford, Hamner Barber and Paul Harris’ shows. And, for the kid in all of us, there’s a special Holiday Lights Ride the Ducks to see the sights and lights on a sing-along holiday adventure through a lighted forest of twinkling snowflakes, candy canes and holiday ornaments.

Silver Dollar City rings in the holiday season with a grand finale to their 50th Anniversary, presenting An Old Time ChristmasNov. 6 – Dec. 30.  Following what has been a year-long look at the best of the past five decades; this Christmas spectacular culminates the 50th festivities with one of the most acclaimed holiday festivals in America.

The 1880s-style theme park transforms into an evening wonderland, featuring the Christmas on Main Street light and sound show, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, 5-story special effects Christmas Tree, a Holiday Light Parade, the Broadway-style production A Dickens’ Christmas Carol, festive holiday foods and over four million lights – plus thrilling rides, as guests can soar into the night while viewing the awesome lights from above.

Fine craftsmanship is showcased as the park’s 100 demonstrating craftsmen create one-of-a-kind handmade holiday items. The Culinary & Craft School celebrates with classes on Christmas specialties, while tastes of the season are in abundance throughout the 100-acre park, including a prime rib buffet and traditional favorites such as turkey with all the fixings.

At the Sight & Sound Theatre, best known for its vast and inspiring “Noah, The Musical” production, the real story, “The Miracle of Christmas”—about the birth of Jesus—comes to life for the season. You’ll be touched to watch how it all unfolds with kings, angels and Mary and Joseph, a simple, faithful couple chosen by God. As a bonus, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with the characters and see the animals up-close from the Nativity story.

The Showboat Branson Belle is bedecked in Christmas finery and charts a course for holiday food and fun on Table Rock Lake through December. Also, the World’s Largest Titanic Museum Attraction will be decorated with hundreds of merry lights and holiday trim that recall those elegant Christmases past.

The Butterfly Palace during “White Flight” becomes an enchanting stroll through a world of living snowflakes. Thousands of white butterflies and hundreds of poinsettias combine with twinkling light displays for a lovely tribute to the holidays that truly has to be experienced.

Your family can discover Branson’s newest “Winter WonderLanding” at the Branson Landing waterfront district, featuring a promenade of trendy specialty shopping and dining establishments, the brilliant water and fire spectacular that dances to the sounds of the season in the Town Square and even Santa Claus, who has been known to vacation in Branson himself!

If there is Christmas shopping to do, Historic Downtown Branson is a good place to find great gifts, and there are three name-brand outlet malls, boutique shops and Ozarks craftsmen in the Grand Village as well as stores throughout town all decked out with elaborate holiday decorations that beckon Yuletide visitors.

You can also enjoy huge Christmas lighting displays with the Branson Area Festival of Lights, off of Shepherd of the Hills Expy., and the Trail of Lights at Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. And on the first Sunday in December, thousands of people gather in downtown Branson to watch a Christmas parade with no hint of commercialism. This year marks the 63rd Adoration Parade, an evening event with dozens of high school bands and lighted floats. The theme has always been “Keeping Christ in Christmas.”

That’s just a little of what Branson has to offer at Christmas.  As Andy Williams always tells us, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” and Christmas in Branson is like Christmas nowhere else on earth. We’re giving you the very best we have to offer, so come enjoy our gift to you—a wonderful, enchanting vacation that you and every member of your family will never forget! Merry Christmas!

Betty White Joins Sergeant’s® Pet Care Products and Morris Animal Foundation for the ‘Happy, Healthy Cat Photo Contest’

Betty White Joins Sergeant's® Pet Care Products and Morris Animal Foundation for the 'Happy, Healthy Cat Photo Contest'

Betty White Joins Sergeant's® Pet Care Products and Morris Animal Foundation for the 'Happy, Healthy Cat Photo Contest'

America’s Golden Girl, Betty White, is joining forces with Sergeant’s® Pet Care Products and Morris Animal Foundation for the “Happy, Healthy Cat Photo Contest.” The contest celebrates Morris Animal Foundation’s annual campaign to bring attention to feline health and features the wide range of products from Sergeant’s Pet Care that promote happier, healthier lives for cats.

“Cats are wonderful pets and sometimes don’t get the respect they deserve. They make you laugh and they can laugh with you. They can be the best friends in the world,” said Betty White, an avid animal advocate and strong supporter of Morris Animal Foundation. She will serve as judge of the photo contest. “Send your photos in now, while you’re thinking about it! We want to see those happy, healthy kitties!”

The contest will run from October 26 to December 15. Entries can be uploaded to sergeants.com and will be available to view in the contest photo gallery. Photos can be entered into one of three categories:

  • The Happy, Healthy Cat category includes photos of cats that best represent the happy, healthy contest theme.
  • The My Favorite Human category includes photos of cats with their favorite family, child or adult.
  • The My Favorite K9 category includes photos of cats with their favorite dog, to show the bonds of friendship common between the species.

Finalists in each category will be reviewed by Betty White, who will choose the Grand Prize winner and runners up. The Grand Prize winner will be featured on the cover of AnimalNews and highlighted in an article in this publication from Morris Animal Foundation. They will also receive a gift card to PetSmart and a gift assortment of products for cats from Sergeant’s Pet Care Products. Runners up will also receive gift cards and gift assortments.

“We’re very pleased to support Morris Animal Foundation in their efforts to promote feline health,” stated Caryn Stichler, vice president of marketing for Sergeant’s Pet Care Products. “Our work on developing products that support feline health and happiness and Morris Animal Foundation’s work on advancing veterinary research to improve cats’ lives make us perfect partners. We’re also very excited to see all the lovable cats entered into the contest!”

BODY WORLDS’ Producer Sets Sights on Disease Prevention, Creates New Museum Exhibition Addressing American Health Issues

October 26, 2010 Featured News, Health, Travel No Comments

Body World

BODY WORLDS' Producer Sets Sights on Disease Prevention

Anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens and physician, Dr. Angelina Whalley, the trailblazing scientist and creative designer behind Gunther von Hagens’  BODY WORLDS — the anatomical exhibitions seen by 32 million visitors worldwide — announced BODY WORLDS Vital, a new health exhibition to educate Americans on common diseases and preventive care, and to encourage them towards wellness.

BODY WORLDS Vital  is the latest chapter in their HUMAN SAGA project — a series of curated museum blockbusters that began with explorations of the brain and neuroscience (The Three Pound Gem); cardiology and the heart (The Story of the Heart); human development (The Cycle of Life); and longevity and aging (The Mirror of Time).  Taken together, the exhibitions created by von Hagens and Whalley — by now seen by more than 14 million Americans — have influenced public health in fundamental ways.  The powerful “I Quit” smoking-cessation installation unfurled at each BODY WORLDS exhibition has resulted in countless numbers of Americans quitting smoking.  Public health advocates have called the display featuring a cautionary plea from the late actor Yul Brynner taped during his battle with lung cancer, the blackened lungs of smokers, a repository for tossed cigarettes, and pledge cards to strengthen resolve, the most effective smoking-cessation program in memory. The obesity specimens in BODY WORLDS have had a similar effect with the exhibition organizers receiving grateful letters from shaken museum visitors pledging to surrender unhealthy diets.

Though Americans hold divergent views on healthcare reform, more than 70 percent of them favor an increase in investment on disease prevention and health education. “There are some recurring diseases that afflict Americans regardless of gender: the obesity pandemic, heart disease and stroke, cancer, diabetes and kidney disease, respiratory disease and Alzheimer’s. The remarkable thing is that people can begin to protect themselves against these diseases by making certain dietary and lifestyle choices. There is a holistic dimension that is missing in conventional healthcare,” said von Hagens.  ”While our current exhibitions have helped people consider human anatomy, physiology, disease and health, and led them to meditations on death and dying, our new exhibition on health and vitality is the most American of our exhibitions. It looks at disease prevention in the context of human potential, motion, and the psychology of change,” said Whalley.

Citing the Framingham obesity study — a 32 year study of 12,000 people in Framingham, Massachusetts that showed how obesity spread through social networks influencing spouses, siblings and friends towards weight gain — von Hagens and Whalley say they wish for BODY WORLDS Vital to have a similar communal, multigenerational, and longitudinal effect on visitors.  ”We hope for the message of vitality, fitness and health to be contagious and relayed by visitors to their social networks,” von Hagens said.  ”I hope for visitors to Vital to be inspired by the body’s potential and capacity of change,” Whalley said.

BODY WORLDS Vital will debut at the Tech Museum in San Jose, CA on November 13, 2010.

Identity Theft 911 Recommends Identity Theft Services Shopping Tips From The Consumer Federation

National Protect Your Identity Week

In recognition of National Protect Your Identity Week, Identity Theft 911 supports the Consumer Federation of America effort to enable consumers to recognize identity theft service providers that follow good practices. New tips identify nine things to check when shopping for identity theft services. Active identity management can be a foundational first step for consumers seeking to secure a safe future.

In recognition of National Protect Your Identity Week,Identity Theft 911 (http://www.identitytheft911.com) announces its support for the checklist “Nine Things to Check When Shopping for Identity Theft Services” released by the Consumer Federation of America this week. Identity Theft is the top complaint made to the Federal Trade Commission and surveys by Javelin Strategy and Research show that identity fraud is on the rise.

The CFA’s new tips are designed to help consumers look for identity theft services providers that follow good practices. Identity theft services may provide consumers with assisted protection, quicker detection and assisted resolution of identity theft problems, but not all service providers follow the same good practices. The CFA reported last year that the claims of some identity theft service providers are exaggerated or misleading.

“No service can absolutely prevent your personal information from being stolen,” said Susan Grant, CFA’s Director of Consumer Protection. “It’s important for consumers to know what to steer clear of when purchasing identity theft services.”

“We’re proud to work with the CFA both in educating consumers to be smart shoppers of identity theft services and providing resources that enable consumers to learn how to reduce the potential for becoming identity theft victims,” said Matt Cullina, CEO of Identity Theft 911. “We take our responsibility to educate, advise and advocate seriously. It’s tough out there and consumers need to be savvy and informed.”

The checklist of tips was developed by the CFA in consultation with their ID Theft Service Best Practice Group, which includes companies that provide identity theft services, consumer organizations and consumer agencies. The group is working on recommendations for best practices for identity theft service provides and plans to release these best practices later this year.

Key take aways from “Nine Things to Check When Shopping for Identity Theft Services” include:

1)    Do the claims on the identity theft service’s Web site or in its advertisements make you think that the service will completely protect you against identity theft? If the answer is yes, steer clear.

2)    Does the identity theft service use scare tactics to try to get you to enroll? If the answer is yes, steer clear!

3)    Does the identity theft service make basic information about the company easy to find on its Web site? If the answer is no, steer clear!

4)    If the service offers to monitor your personal information and alert you if someone may be fraudulently using it, is it clear what it monitors? If the answer is no, steer clear!

5)    Does the identity theft service make clear how monitoring or other features of its program actually help you? If the answer is no, steer clear!

6)    If the service offers to help identity theft victims, is it clear exactly what help it provides and who is eligible for it? If the answer is no, steer clear!

7)    Is the cost of the service provided before you are asked for your payment information? If the answer is no, steer clear!

8)    Does the service have a clear, transparent privacy policy? If the answer is no, steer clear!

9)    If the identity theft service offers insurance or a guarantee, is it clear what is covered and who is eligible? If the answer is no, steer clear!

PA Court Decision on Payday Lending Confirms Banking Department Efforts to Protect Consumers

October 22, 2010 Featured News, Finance No Comments

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PA Court Decision on Payday Lending Confirms Banking Department Efforts to Protect Consumers

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has unanimously confirmed the authority of the Department of Banking to protect consumers from payday lenders, including out-of-state operators soliciting business from Pennsylvanians online.

In the case, Cash America Net of Nevada v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the court agreed with the department that the Consumer Discount Company Act and the Loan Interest and Protection Law apply to loans made to Pennsylvania consumers over the Internet. These laws make it unlawful for unlicensed lenders anywhere to provide Pennsylvania residents with the short-term, small amount loans typically referred to as “payday loans.” Payday loan customers are usually charged annual interest rates of several hundred percent, far in excess of loans made under Pennsylvania law.

“Payday lending is a scourge that takes advantage of financially strained individuals and traps them in a downward spiral of poverty and debt,” said Secretary of Banking Steve Kaplan. “We will continue to utilize all of our resources to protect Pennsylvanians from this trap regardless of where the lender may reside.”

Prior to 2008, the department had considered payday lenders not physically located in Pennsylvania to be outside the purview of state law. However, with the growing prevalence of Internet-based lending activity, the department realized that Pennsylvania consumers were being exposed to the very lending practices that state law had sought to eliminate.

The department changed its policy in a July 2008 notice to lenders advising them that they needed to be licensed to do business in Pennsylvania and, if they wanted to sell their products to Pennsylvanians, their lending practices would have to conform to state law. The department has since conducted ongoing investigations – many responding to consumer complaints – and issued cease-and-desist orders to out-of-state and foreign companies attempting to do business with Pennsylvania consumers.

Sports & Recreation

SportsMetriX System Linked to NCAA Tournament Upsets

6 Nov 2010

NCAA Basketball Tournament

The unprecedented number of upsets in last season’s NCAA tournament was no coincidence. SportsMetriX software was the one common link that helped Butler, Northern Iowa, Murray State, Baylor, and Cornell for preparing pregame reports for their opponents. Sienna and Montana …

Terminal at 4-years-old, Triumphant at 22, Ryan Dant to Watch His Hero Nolan Ryan and His Beloved Rangers Take on Giants in Game 3

30 Oct 2010

Ryan Dant

Ryan Dant wasn’t supposed to be a 22-year-old. Or an 18-year-old. Or even a 12-year-old. At three-and-a-half, the little boy who loved baseball and Nolan Ryan and his Texas Rangers in particular was told, along with his parents Mark and …

World-Class Snowboarding for the First Time in China

15 Oct 2010

Snowboarder-Shaun-White

The 2010/2011 snowboard season is starting with a big bang: The legendary snowboard contest Air & Style is coming to Beijing, People’s Republic of China, with the 6-star Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour event “Oakley and Shaun White present Air …

Entertainment

Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Cliff, and Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Twitter, Support Human Rights Organization Using Video to Expose Human Rights Abuses

11 Nov 2010

Human Rights Abuse

Music legend and human rights activist Peter Gabriel will host the 6th Annual Focus for Change benefit dinner and concert for WITNESS, the international human rights organization, on Thursday, December 2nd at Roseland Ballroom in New York City. The event …

Creative Channel Services’ Study Suggests Set-Top Box Is Preferred Upgrade Solution

9 Nov 2010

Internet TV

The Internet is most likely to debut in the American living room via a set-top box that is streaming rented content, says a nationwide survey of 3,600-plus consumer electronics retail sales associates conducted by Creative Channel Services (CCS). Recently, the …

Nissan Whistleblower After being Jailed a 3rd Time Starts Stand-Up Comedy

8 Nov 2010

Sharyn Bovat

Sharyn Bovat, the middle Tennessee relocation consultant assigned to manage the move of Nissan board member Carlos Tavares was arrested and taken to jail on July 7th, 2010 by the Franklin police in Williamson County (case # gsc-3714); the details …

Health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Announces Aggressive Tobacco Control Strategy and Proposed Graphic Warning Labels

10 Nov 2010

Smoking

Legacy applauds HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the leadership at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its bold new effort announced today to …

Terminal at 4-years-old, Triumphant at 22, Ryan Dant to Watch His Hero Nolan Ryan and His Beloved Rangers Take on Giants in Game 3

30 Oct 2010

Ryan Dant

Ryan Dant wasn’t supposed to be a 22-year-old. Or an 18-year-old. Or even a 12-year-old. At three-and-a-half, the little boy who loved baseball and Nolan Ryan and his Texas Rangers in particular was told, along …

BODY WORLDS’ Producer Sets Sights on Disease Prevention, Creates New Museum Exhibition Addressing American Health Issues

26 Oct 2010

Body World

Anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens and physician, Dr. Angelina Whalley, the trailblazing scientist and creative designer behind Gunther von Hagens’  BODY WORLDS — the anatomical exhibitions seen by 32 million visitors worldwide — announced BODY …

Featured News

Does Travel + TSA = Traveling Trauma?

22 Nov 2010

Airport Security Body Scan

Immediately prior to one of the heaviest travel days of the year, there are a multitude of people crying ‘Foul’ on the increased Travel Security Administration security (TSA) measures.  The overall response has said the ‘enhanced pat-downs’ simply go too …

GM’s IPO is hot, and China’s Automaker, SAIC, wants a piece of the action

12 Nov 2010

GM Headquarter

SAIC Motor Corp, China’s largest automaker, is a joint-venture partner with General Motors in China. The Chinese company wants a 1% stake in GM share and is willing to pay between $500 Million to $ 1 Billion for the GM’s …

Consumers Don’t Feel Their Financial Interests Are Being Well Protected and Are Dissatisfied With Many Areas in Financial Services

11 Nov 2010

Financial freedom

A new survey on regulatory reform by TNS, the world’s leading custom research firm, finds that only 46% of American consumers feel  their financial interests are being appropriately protected by laws and regulations.  For consumers who are over-indebted this is …

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Business

GM’s IPO is hot, and China’s Automaker, SAIC, wants a piece of the action

12 Nov 2010

GM Headquarter

SAIC Motor Corp, China’s largest automaker, is a joint-venture partner with General Motors in China. The Chinese company wants a 1% stake in GM share and is willing to pay between $500 Million to $ 1 Billion for the GM’s …

Based on 16 Million Barcode Scans by Smartphone Users, ShopSavvy Reveals the Hottest Gifts for the 2010 Holiday Season

11 Nov 2010

shopsavvy

In the first 10 days of the holiday shopping season, ShopSavvy users performed 16 million product scans with ShopSavvy’s built-in barcode reader, with nearly a third of the smartphone app’s 6.5 million users scanning at least one item from Nov. …

Nissan Whistleblower After being Jailed a 3rd Time Starts Stand-Up Comedy

8 Nov 2010

Sharyn Bovat

Sharyn Bovat, the middle Tennessee relocation consultant assigned to manage the move of Nissan board member Carlos Tavares was arrested and taken to jail on July 7th, 2010 by the Franklin police in Williamson County (case # gsc-3714); the details …

Finance

Consumers Don’t Feel Their Financial Interests Are Being Well Protected and Are Dissatisfied With Many Areas in Financial Services

11 Nov 2010

Financial freedom

A new survey on regulatory reform by TNS, the world’s leading custom research firm, finds that only 46% of American consumers feel  their financial interests are being appropriately protected by laws and regulations.  For consumers who are over-indebted this is …

High Unemployment Rates Lead Consumers Searching For Debt Resolution Morgan Drexen Supports Attorneys In Reducing Debt

1 Nov 2010

Attorneys In Reducing Debt

After several months out of work Stephanie Silver had drained her 401(K) and her debt was rising. Personal savings were not an option for Stephanie an Oregon resident; she started using her credit cards for everyday items. Stephanie’s husband was …

Identity Theft 911 Recommends Identity Theft Services Shopping Tips From The Consumer Federation

23 Oct 2010

National Protect Your Identity Week

In recognition of National Protect Your Identity Week,Identity Theft 911 (http://www.identitytheft911.com) announces its support for the checklist “Nine Things to Check When Shopping for Identity Theft Services” released by the Consumer Federation of America this week. Identity Theft is the …

Technology

Peter Gabriel, Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Cliff, and Jack Dorsey, Co-Founder of Twitter, Support Human Rights Organization Using Video to Expose Human Rights Abuses

11 Nov 2010

Human Rights Abuse

Music legend and human rights activist Peter Gabriel will host the 6th Annual Focus for Change benefit dinner and concert for WITNESS, the international human rights organization, on Thursday, December 2nd at Roseland Ballroom in …

Based on 16 Million Barcode Scans by Smartphone Users, ShopSavvy Reveals the Hottest Gifts for the 2010 Holiday Season

11 Nov 2010

shopsavvy

In the first 10 days of the holiday shopping season, ShopSavvy users performed 16 million product scans with ShopSavvy’s built-in barcode reader, with nearly a third of the smartphone app’s 6.5 million users scanning at …

Creative Channel Services’ Study Suggests Set-Top Box Is Preferred Upgrade Solution

9 Nov 2010

Internet TV

The Internet is most likely to debut in the American living room via a set-top box that is streaming rented content, says a nationwide survey of 3,600-plus consumer electronics retail sales associates conducted by Creative …

Travel

Does Travel + TSA = Traveling Trauma?

22 Nov 2010

Airport Security Body Scan

Immediately prior to one of the heaviest travel days of the year, there are a multitude of people crying ‘Foul’ on the increased Travel Security Administration security (TSA) measures.  The overall response has said the …

Yakima Vehicle Racks Gives Thanksgiving Travelers Smart Options for Carrying Gear, Luggage and Family

5 Nov 2010

YAKIMA-car-rack

With Americans downsizing to smaller cars and hybrids, Thanksgiving travelers face new challenges on where to put luggage, family and gear. Yakima (www.yakima.com), known for vehicle racks for boats, bikes, camping, winter sports gear, trailers …

Branson’s Ozark Mountain Christmas Begins Nov. 1

29 Oct 2010

OZARK MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS

With dozens of star-filled Christmas music shows and a glittering array of light displays, including the 1-mile Branson Area Festival of Lights drive-through, “The Live Music Show Capital of the World” kicks off its annual …