Overstock Release

July 12, 2012 Comments Off on Overstock Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Overstock Organizes Furniture Sale

Salt Lake City, Utah—Overstock will host parking lot sale for furniture and bedding goods. This event is on June 16, 2012 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maverick Center located 3200 S. Decker Lane Drive.

“Customers get excited during summer because they can re-decorate and buy new furniture for their house. Overstock wants to make their furniture shopping easy,” says Kirstie Burden, media contact for Overstock.

Overstock is a technology-based retail company offering customers a wide variety of household products. The company provides its customers with the opportunity to shop for bargains by offering suppliers an alternative inventory distribution channel.

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For more information:
Maitreyee Brandon
Public Relations Specialist

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Firewall Facts

July 12, 2012 Comments Off on Firewall Facts

Fun Facts About Firewalls

Purchasing a new computer can be really exciting. While you are setting up your computer for the first time, it might be a good idea to set up a firewall as well. Firewalls are barriers that help keep destructive forces away. This helps protect your home network and family from web sites and hackers that can send viruses to your computer.

Creating separation between your private networks from the internet is used by the Network Address Translation (NAT). The idea is to keep other computers from being internet accessible to assign them to an invalid IP address. The only IP address that should be available is assigned to the firewall. All machines protected by the firewall are given an IP address and are valid on the private network.  If the computer on a private network needs to communicate with the outside world, it sends a request to the firewall. The firewall places the request and when it arrives to the firewall, it responds to the appropriate computer on the private network.

Port filtering is used to ensure that nothing can pass through an open port except through request of the administrator.  Common hacking techniques can include performing a port scan against and IP address. This allows the hacker with a list of ports that are open. And use protocols to gain entry into the system. Port filtering can also deny access to the system from an IP address the administer has chosen. Port filtering examines the system header such as source address to make sure it is not spoofed.

Firewalls are important to protect your personal property and the help make your new computer safe and secure. Firewalls can be set up through software and can always be scanned to make sure it’s working properly. Small businesses have firewall protect to help secure special files such as finances and client information.

Officer radio spot

July 12, 2012 Comments Off on Officer radio spot

Male voice: I’ve been sick for quite a while and my doctor told me that I needed a new kidney within the next 6 months. My health insurance wouldn’t cover all the expenses and I was on the waiting list to have a kidney donated.

SFX: sounds of doctor talking in background

Male Voice: I got pneumonia and it put me in the hospital for a few weeks. My new neighbor was about to go on a cruise to Mexico, after he heard about my entrance to the hospital he canceled his trip. I never thought that someone would cancel their trip to help save my life. It’s because of him that I am alive today.

Anncr:  In Utah, values count.  At Bear River Mutual, values have always guided how we live and do business.  Since 1909, our dedication to service and integrity has always been our cornerstone.  Visit us at Bear River Mutual dot comfort your home and insurance needs.

SFX:  Jingle sings out:  “Bear River Mutual…where values count.”

 

Patience radio spot

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Man’s voice: I knew that Lauren was the one when I first looked at her. I was stubborn and agitated before we met.  She taught me patience and how to think before I speak. I’ve learned how to be more patient.

SFX: street cars passing by

Man’s voice: We worked in the same building but in different departments. We would always ride together to keep each other company. While I was out for lunch my co-worker informed me that she had a heart attack.

SFX: sirens

Man’s voice: I drove to the hospital but I was too late. I will remember what she has taught me and I will join her someday. I’ll do enough good to make it up to her.

Anncr:  In Utah, values count.  At Bear River Mutual, values have always guided how we live and do business.  Since 1909, our dedication to service and integrity has always been our cornerstone.  Visit us at Bear River Mutual dot comfort your home and insurance needs.

 

WACAP Fact Sheet

April 12, 2012 Comments Off on WACAP Fact Sheet

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • World Association Children and Parents (WACAP) are one of the leading nonprofit adoption and humanitarian agencies of the United States. More than 10,000 children have been placed up for adoption with adoptable parents, and is one of the largest international adoption agencies in the United States.
  • We believe that all children are born with the right to a loving family with adequate nutrition, medical care and education.
  • WACAP is proud to be one of the largest international adoption agencies in the United States.
  • In 1976, WACAP started international adoptions in Korea. Thailand, India, Russia and China, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Ethiopia and Taiwan were also added to the adoption list.
  • International adoptions are more versatile because you can adopt children with different ages or children with moderate to severe medical or developmental conditions.
  • WACAP supports Domestic adoption in the United States.  These children are living with foster parents or parents who are willing to give up their child at birth.
  • Donate to WACAP through their Promise fund. This fund is for children waiting to be adopted who have medical conditions or who are siblings. WACAP creates materials to help struggling parents adopt through grants.
  • Sponsor a child in Ethiopia to help them get though school and provide them with home care.
  • Volunteer at WACAP to help with special events, family support groups or with outreach and advocacy.

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Illuminate India S.W.O.T. Analysis

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STRENGTHS

  • Illuminate India established on Feb 25, 2012 and have already raised $610.
  • We are helping orphanages provide children with basic needs and therapeutic services.
  • Donations continue to rise by sponsoring marathons and donating chairs to India.
  • Illuminate India is a non-profit organization and can be used for tax exemption.

WEAKNESSES

  • Lack of awareness through social media. Majority of people are friends and family of board directors and volunteers.
  • Illuminate India is a new organization that needs to spread more awareness about orphaned children in India.
  • Illuminate India is looking for more volunteers to donate, donate and to help the company grow through expertise.

OPPORTUNITIES

  • More children are receiving help because people in the community are giving back by hosting events.
  • Illuminate India can have the ability to grow through community involvement.
  • Large companies can sponsor non-profit organizations to show that they give back.

THREATS

  • The number of orphans in India grows each day and we fear that we can’t help every child.
  • Orphanages in India are often looked over, not all children can get help.
  • Other non-profit organizations have been developed to help the same cause.

For more information:
Maitreyee Brandon
Volunteer Communications Advisor
801-859-1354
Maitreyee.Brandon@gmail.com

WACAP Brochure

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WORLD ASSOCIATION WITH CHILDREN AND PARENTS

We are the leading adoption and humanitarian aid agency

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TYPES OF ADOPTION

Domestic-

WACAP Supports adoption within the United States supporting any child who is currently living with foster parents or parents who are willing to give up their child at birth. Our organization works with agencies throughout the country to find parents who want to adopt an 8-years-old child.

International-

WACAP is proud to be one of the largest international adoption agencies in the United States. In 1976, WACAP started international adoption in Korea and added Thailand, India, Russia and China. In these past few years, WACAP has joined partnership with Vietnam, Bulgaria, Ethiopia and Taiwan.

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TYPES OF CHILDREN

Many of these children range in various ages. Domestic adoptions allow parents to adopt a child from elementary school age. If you currently live in Oregon or Washington, you can adopt a child at the age of 3.

International adopts are more versatile because you can adopt from various countries, ages and can adopt a child who have moderate to severe medical or developmental conditions. Many of these children need loving parents to give them the proper nutrition that they need.

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WAYS TO GIVE

Donate to the WACAP Promise Fund- Children waiting for adoptions are either older, have medical conditions or are siblings.  WACAP has made a promise to these children to find them homes. WACAP creates materials give grants to families and help families who are struggling to adopt. With your donation, you can help a loving family receive a waiting child.

Sponsor a child in Ethiopia to help them get through school and provide them with home care.

Volunteer at WACAP to help with special events, family support groups or with outreach and advocacy.

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TESTIMONIALS

 “WACAP was recommended to us by another agency which had heard positive things about WACAP form other adoptive parents.” –Rosemary

“Our experience with you was wonderful! Tomorrow marks our one year anniversary! That was such an incredible day, wish I could experience it again! Thanks again for helping us bring our little girl home!” –Wendy

“We were very much impressed with WACAP’s waiting child program, and during our pervious adoption process came across positive comments about your agency in Web-group discussions” – Julie and Daniel

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ABOUT WACAP

WACAP is one of the leading nonprofit adoption and humanitarian agencies of the United States. Over 10,000 children have been placed up for adoption with adoptable parents and have been provided with food, medical care and education.

 CONTACT US

 WACAP Main Office

315 S. Second St.

Renton, WA 98057

Phone: 206-575-4550

Toll Free: 1-800-732-1887