London, United Kingdom (PRWEB) May 16, 2013
Since its inception in 2000 Quintessentially has been committed to providing members with award-winning lifestyle management and concierge services. Founded in a small room in Soho, London by Ben Elliot, Aaron Simpson and Paul Drummond, The Quintessentially Group has grown at an astounding rate over the past 13 years and the company now has over 60 offices around the world and over 30 sister businesses to support their exceptional global luxury lifestyle and concierge services.
Exciting recent developments include the opening of ten new offices over the coming months; adding to Quintessentially Lifestyles current empire. Oman, Pakistan, Morocco and the Caribbean are just a few of the new destinations to be launched. It is the wide-reaching network of offices, employing individuals who speak over 35 languages between them with specialist knowledge of every corner of the world, which makes Quintessentially Lifestyles uniquely global, yet local service possible.
Quintessentially Lifestyle members are distinctive in their requests, personal tastes and requirements, but what they share is an appreciation for the specialist advice, insider access and exclusive benefits this bespoke luxury lifestyle management service is able to offer. The Spectator endorses Quintessentially Lifestyles service to its members as selling Time. Time is the one thing we all lack. But it is also the hardest thing to give someone. Enabling members to enjoy the finest things and freeing up their time from the ordinary has remained the aim since Quintessentially was founded.
Beginning with General Membership, which grants access to the AskQ concierge team around the clock, 365 days a year through Dedicated Membership up to the top tier Elite Membership, one chooses the level best suited to your lifestyle. Dedicated members can expect the luxury of having one Lifestyle Manager assigned to them; to better understand their likes, dislikes, interests and provide a more proactive, global service. By invitation only, Elite Membership offers the most prestigious concierge service in the industry. An Elite Lifestyle Manager has an unrivalled address book, attention to detail and commitment to fulfilling your every need. Regular contact, synced calendars and international assistance ensures Elite Members get the very most out of life with the globes finest private members club.
These entrepreneurial beginnings have remained an integral part of the Quintessentially philosophy over the years; pushing the company to expand and grow at remarkable speed over the past decade. The Quintessentially Group has been steadily adding to its portfolio of services and now acts as a destination for all areas of the luxury lifestyle; including property, wine, travel, events and philanthropy. Quintessentially Design is one such of these sister businesses, launched to encompass all areas of a businesss online identity from logos, newsletters and online brochures to website design, e-commerce sites and SEO strategies. Move over to Quintessentially Publishing and its an entirely different, award-winning team working on compelling copy and advertorial content for a range of loyal clients, as well as designing, printing and distributing exquisite, hard-back books.
Quintessentially Lifestyle invites like-minded people to access to the best life has to offer; 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year. All you have to do is ask…
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Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 15, 2013
Digital Marketer, the industry leading online marketing company, has published its newest blog post from contributor Tabitha Jean Naylor. The recent post is part two of Naylors examination of website conversion tactics.
A precise, developed system is the key to optimum conversion on your website. There are no tricks, guessing or maybes involved. Using the following nine steps will help you achieve what other successful websites already have. The key behind the steps is the plan you develop to implement them into your specific marketing strategy, wrote Naylor in the blog post.
The piece shares nine essential steps in achieving the conversion goals any business strives for, and includes this final piece of advice from Naylor: You have to take time to develop a plan and then discover what works for you and your customers. This includes zooming out in order to see the entire conversion funnel so that you can easily see what else can be optimized for conversions.
Information like this is available for instant access on the Digital Marketer blog, where the best of the best online marketing gurus share their ideas on trends and news flowing through the Internet. Its part of Digital Marketers continuing efforts to keep marketers across the globe up to date on whats affecting their business on every landscape.
Digital Marketers blog is available to anyone, but becoming a member of Digital Marketer Labs gains access to information from the brightest minds in the industry, as well as a collection of Special Reports on how to combine marketing with major Internet players like Apple, Amazon, Google, and YouTube. Also included in the membership are split test results, website reviews, and access to RAW Trainings that are available anytime from any online device.
Digital Marketer releases informational and educational materials to help businesses and entrepreneurs gain insight and information on the trends, data, and strategies that can take them to the top of their industry. Through their RAW Training courses, strategic plans, blogs, newsletters, site reviews, and Special Reports, Digital Marketer supercharges every single marketing campaign it touches. For more information, visit DigitalMarketer.com.
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This brand has truly tapped into what travelers today want and need while on the road – service without stuffiness, style that doesn't feel sterile and convenience that doesn't forego comfort." Designed as a lifestyle hotel brand, … In addition, each …
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"Especially when advertising on mobile phones, a call is the natural next step after seeing the ad — and we make that call just one click away and totally trackable for conversion optimisation." Google reports that mobile users are 6 … It also …
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O'Reilly Ends TOC Conference – Publishers Weekly
Tools of Change, the first industry wide conference to address the impact of digital technology on book publishing, is being discontinued by O'Reilly Media. In a post Thursday afternoon, O'Reilly Media founder Tim O'Reilly explained that after TOC 2013 …
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New York Times Bestselling Author and Meditation Expert, Ilchi Lee Offers Empowering New Book on Meditation and Manifestation
Sedona, Arizona (PRWEB) May 14, 2013
New York Times bestselling author Ilchi Lee is set to release his latest book, LifeParticle Meditation: A Practical Guide to Healing and Transformation, in the beginning of June 2013 through independent publisher BEST Life Media. His thirty-fifth book, LifeParticle Meditation is a practical meditation guide to a unique visualization technique that even novice meditators can do easily.
Available at BESTLifeMedia.com and at Dahn Yoga studios, the 260-page paperback also offers down-to-earth advice on how to incorporate meditation into your daily life to keep yourself charged with energy and positivity. It includes a wallet-sized meditation card in the back with detailed instructions throughout on how to use the card to make LifeParticle Meditation faster, easier, and more effective. These LifeParticle Meditation cards are also sold separately at BESTLifeMedia.com.
LifeParticle Meditation accompanies CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect, a documentary film by Ilchi Lee and LifeParticle TV. A screening tour of the film with book signing opportunities will be hosted by Dahn Yoga & Health Centers, Inc. from May 9, 2013 to July 26, 2013 in select U.S. cities. LifeParticle Meditation has been taught in Dahn Yoga & Health Centers and its affiliates for the past two years because of its simplicity and effectiveness. The meditation method integrates well with Dahn Yoga exercises.
About Ilchi Lee
Ilchi Lee is an internationally renowned author, educator and humanitarian devoted to developing the awakened brain and teaching energy principles. He is the creator of Dahn Yoga and Brain Education techniques, which are designed to enhance human potential and quality of life through mind-body training methods. He also founded the Korea Institute of Brain Science , the University of Brain Education, the Global Cyber University in South Korea, and the International Brain Education Association.
About BEST Life Media
BEST Life Media produces energy healing and yoga books, CDs, DVDs, and other tools that are both educational and life-enhancing and designed to support a lifestyle based on continuous personal growth and enrichment.
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National Photo Month Contest By Appointment-Plus: Submit Best Pictures for a Chance to Win Great Prizes
Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Appointment-Plus scheduling software is celebrating May National Photo Month with a photo contest. Its the perfect time to showcase the talents of professional and amateur photographers nationwide.
Many of our clients run photography businesses, which makes National Photo Month an ideal time to recognize the talents of these individuals, says Kendall Matthews, director of marketing at Appointment-Plus. Winning entries will receive exposure for their photos and receive great prizes.
The scheduling provider is looking for captivating photos in the following themed categories:
I am an Entrepreneur
Pets in Hats
Things Seen In The Park
Photo submissions are limited to one photo per category.
Submitted photos will be posted on the Appointment-Plus Facebook page, where fans can vote for their favorites. Prizes will be awarded based on number of votes. First place wins a $ 250 Visa gift card, a nationally-distributed press release announcing your first-place finish, and the photo placed prominently on the Appointment-Plus web site homepage with a link to your Web site.
The deadline to submit photos is Wednesday, May 22.
For complete rules and information on how to submit your photos, click here: http://learnmore.appointment-plus.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/5115/p/p-0018/t/page/fm/1
Learn how Appointment-Plus scheduling software can grow your business. Call 800-988-0061. Visit http://www.appointment-plus.com.
About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus scheduling software helps photography businesses automate and streamline the booking process. It offers customer self-scheduling, reminder notifications that reduce the no-show rate by 70 percent, and online credit-card processing. The software syncs instantly with Outlook and Google calendars.
For media and bloggers: If youre interested in interviewing an executive to learn more about Appointment-Plus, please e-mail us at erichard(at)appointment-plus(dot)com. If youre a blogger interested in sharing stories and guest articles, please contact us at the above e-mail.
Develop Creative Writing Skills and Contacts at Antioch Writers’ Workshop, July 6-12, in Yellow Springs, Ohio
Yellow Springs, Ohio (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
Featuring a Pulitzer-prize nominated keynoter and fiction instructor, top New York agents, and many other highly successful publishing and writing professionals, the 28th annual summer program of the renowned Antioch Writers’ Workshop will help attendees develop their creative writing skills in fiction, poetry and nonfiction, as well as learn how to take the next steps toward publication.
The deadline to register for the Antioch Writers’ Workshop’s 28th Annual flagship summer program Full-Week Experience is June 9. The workshop will take place July 6-12 at Antioch University Midwest and various venues in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
The 2013 event commences for Full-Week participants on Saturday, July 6, with a dessert and wine reception and Keynote by Lee Martin, Pulitzer Prize nominated author of “Break the Skin,” and wraps up in the evening of Friday, July 12.
The Antioch Writers’ Workshop offers tools and inspiration for beginning, intermediate, or advanced writers. Executive Director Sharon Short said, “We work to help writers of all levels obtain the tools and inspiration they need to advance their writing. Whether it’s a participant’s first or tenth time to the Workshop, new and excited faculty are here to provide the skills and connections for success in the publishing world.”
This year’s workshop offers a traditional Full-Week Experience and A La Carte options.
The traditional Full-Week experience includes morning classes led by authors Lee Martin, former North Carolina poet laureate Cathy Smith Bowers, and creative nonfiction author Dinty W. Moore. Following these classes, participants break off into smaller afternoon seminars focusing on fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, led by additional expert faculty including Roxane Gay, Matthew Goodman and many others. At the afternoon seminars, participants share their work for review and feedback and also receive creative writing guidance. The “Getting Started in Fiction or Nonfiction” afternoon seminar is an option for participants who do not wish to share a manuscript for workshopping.
The Full-Week Experience also includes individual pitch sessions with visiting agents Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary and Hannah Brown Gordon of Foundry Literary + Media. Full-Week participants also enjoy lunch opportunities with faculty, share their work in an evening participant reading, and, for a small additional fee, can take advantage of one-on-one manuscript consultations.
The summer program also offers “A La Carte” options, which enable participants to attend smaller portions of the workshop. These options include a Saturday Seminar, a one-day writing seminar in craft and inspiration, Morning-Only classes, or the Afternoon “Getting Started on Fiction or Nonfiction.” The deadline to register for A La Carte Options is July 2.
“The A La Carte options are a tremendous opportunity for writers to test the waters of the workshop before diving in completely,” said Communications Coordinator Tobin Terry, who will attend the workshop for the third time this summer. “And, we get it. Not all writers have the time or resources to dedicate the entire week. Flexibility makes these options great for packed schedules and all levels of budget. There’s really something for everyone.”
For more details on schedule or registration/tuition rates, please visit the Antioch Writers’ Workshop website (http://www.antiochwritersworkshop.com) or email info(at)antiochwritersworkshop(dot)com.
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Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
A particular tumor suppressor gene that fights cancer cells does more than clamp down on unabated cell division — the hallmark of the disease — it also can help make cells more fit by allowing them to fend off stress, says a University of Colorado Boulder study.
CU-Boulder Professor Min Han said the research team was interested in how a common tumor suppressor gene known as Retinoblastoma 1, or Rb, behaved under conditions of starvation. The question is important, said Han, because it may help researchers understand why many cancer cells are more susceptible to starvation or fasting than ordinary cells.
Han and his team studied a popular lab organism called C. elegans, a translucent nematode smaller than an eyelash. Many of the C. elegans genes have similar, corresponding human genes called homologs, and almost all cellular mechanisms found in the nematodes also are found in mammals, including humans, he said. The team charted changes in the physiology of newly hatched C. elegans in the absence of food to look at the corresponding stress response.
We found the tumor suppressor Rb is a critical regulator of the starvation response, said Han, who also is a Howard Hughes Medical Investigator. Rb is known for doing more than just suppressing cell division associated with cancer — it carries out a host of other cellular tasks including regulating development. The new findings by our group and research by other groups suggest organisms survive longer when they encounter starvation by regulating the expression of a large number of genes.
A paper on the subject was published online May 9 in Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press. The co-authors on the study, Mingxue Cui, Max Cohen and Cindy Teng, are all researchers associated with both CU-Boulder and HHMI. The study was funded by HHMI and the National Institutes of Health.
As part of the study, the researchers monitored the two- to three-week survival time of hundreds of C. elegans hatchlings in an environment with no food, which caused immediate developmental arrest, said Han, a professor in CU-Boulders molecular, cellular and developmental biology department. The survival time of the young nematodes is dramatically shorter when the Rb gene is mutated, which causes changes in the activities of multiple cell signaling pathways.
The study suggests that Rb plays a critical role in maintaining a starvation-induced transcriptome, which is the transcription of DNA to corresponding bits of RNA that allow researchers to pinpoint when and where each gene is turned on or off in the cells, he said. Under starved conditions, for example, Rb represses some responses induced by other physical stressors like pathogens and toxins.
Han said the Rb gene is mutated in a large percentage of human cancers. Hundreds of mutations in the RB gene have been identified in people with retinoblastoma, a rare type of eye cancer that usually strikes young children.
Altogether, these findings identify Rb as a critical regulator of the starvation response and suggest a link between functions of tumor suppressors and starvation survival, the team wrote in Current Biology. These results may provide mechanistic insights into why cancer cells are often hypersensitive to starvation treatment.
There are about 330 HHMI Investigators in the nation, including 15 Nobel laureates and 157 members of the National Academy of Sciences. Other HHMI Investigators at CU-Boulder include Natalie Ahn, Kristi Anseth, Tom Cech (also a Nobel laureate) and Roy Parker. In addition, HHMI Investigator Lee Niswander is at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nations largest philanthropies. In 2012 HHMI spent $ 800 million for research and $ 119 million for science education.
An image of C. elegans is available by entering the search term C. elegans at http://photography.colorado.edu/res/sites/news/.
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