Nov 26

Nugg Deepens Its Team and Prepares for News Product Launches

Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Nugg has expanded its core team to help deliver our vision of a world where people control the record of their own expertise and can use this record to get on the most compelling projects. Companies will be able to gather these records to quickly bring together teams of the best people from inside and outside their organization.

To lead Nugg’s new product push, Karen Chiang has joined Nugg as VP Business Development. Karen was most recently Managing Director of Pacific Coast Information Systems and was responsible for both business development and client success. She comes to Nugg with decades of experiences building and shaping business development efforts for a wide range of technology companies including Hewlett Packard and a number of Vancouver start-ups.

Im thrilled to join Nugg. Imagine being part of a team which lives and breathes the mantra of bettering teams and how each of us needs to contribute to that, says Karen, not only is there tremendous depth of talent, the platform we are building is well poised to have real positive impact on how companies and individuals approach building and being part of winning teams.

Bringing a deep understanding of the enterprise team and consulting space, Charles (Chuck) Hamilton has joined the Nugg Advisory Board. Chuck brings years of consulting and technology experience at IBM to Nugg. He is a thought leader on mentoring, collaboration, and design for performance and has worked with executives around the world to help them step up the level of team performance.

We are in the midst of a sea change in how project teams are organized and staffed, Chuck says. Nugg has a vision for how people are going to be able to take more charge of their careers and companies find the best talent for teams more efficiently.

To prepare for accelerated growth in 2015 Nugg has also brought in Pieter Dorsman as a financial advisor. Pieter has co-founded, invested in, managed, advised, and exited from a number of Vancouver-based technology companies. Pieter arranged millions of dollars in financing for the companies he has been involved with in the past. Prior to relocating to Vancouver he held a number of senior positions in the project and corporate finance divisions of UBS and Barclays in Hong Kong and London.

Nugg is entering the market with an interesting technology and has built a solid team around it to execute the plan, says Pieter, these people have the vision, talent, and technology to do something amazing in this space.

About Nugg Solutions Corp.: Based in Vancouver, BC and part of the VentureLabs program, Nugg was founded by Steven Forth (CEO) and Amar Dhaliwal (Chairman) in January 2013. The leadership team includes Dr. Lee Iverson as CTO and Tris Hussey as Director of Customer Success. Nugg is a platform for a suite of web and mobile apps for building, managing, and tracking high-performance teams. Nugg provides teams with a targeted messaging layer that provides the information, metrics, and feedback to drive continuous performance improvement and will be launching additional services in January 2015.







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Nov 23

Vida Cannabis Building Canadas Most Secure Medical Marijuana Facility


Ottawa, ON (PRWEB) October 29, 2014

Spearheaded by Vidas Chief Operating Officer – 27 year RCMP veteran Derek Ogden — Vida Cannabis Corp. is leading the development of state of the art purity, safety and security in the Canadian Medical Marijuana industry.

“Security at our facility, our staffs safety and the integrity of our products are all key priorities that must be provided for,” says Derek Ogden, Vida Cannabis Chief Operating Officer. Were setting the highest standards at Vidas advanced new clean-growth facility by designing in the same level -10 multi-layered security measures that safeguard the worlds most precious treasures and sensitive installations.

Security measures at Vida’s 315,000 sq. ft. clean growth facility in Stellarton, Nova Scotia will include:

Nov 21

Follow-up Marketing Machine by Ryan Deiss Causes Stir in Internet Marketing World, According to the MBB Website


Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) September 24, 2014

The recently released follow-up marketing machine by Ryan Deiss and Digital Marketer has created a frenzy in the IM world, according to the new MBB post online at http://marketersblackbook.com/reviews/the-machine-bonuses-follow-up-machine-review-from-ryan-deiss-and-digital-marketer.

The stir from some in the marketing community stems from the high conversion templates that are included in the Deiss program this year. Because e-mail marketing generally has rates of conversion below three percent, the training taught in the follow-up system could double or triple standard percentages.

“Our recent review explores some of the concepts that are included in the Digital Marketer Deiss system including the template conversion tools available,” said Brian Hanson, co-founder of the MBB website.

The marketing machine system is one of the latest releases in 2014 to include newly adapted technologies for the e-mail marketing community. Concepts for regular and mobile marketing are part of what is now taught to IM professionals. Because the training is web based, new or existing business owners can freely access the marketing content.

“Increasing rates of conversion is one of the fastest ways to build more income and higher rates is possible using a proven system like what Deiss provides,” Hanson included.

The Marketers Black Book company continues to supply in-depth service and product reviews to help companies in the U.S. each year. The published content that appears on the company website is now secondary to the in-person live events that are provided annually from Jacksonville, Florida.

About MarketersBlackBook.com

The MarketersBlackBook.com company remains a top company in the U.S. providing no charge marketing information through its web portal. The company solutions that are offered to business owners, entrepreneurs and start-up companies provide ways to help companies grow revenues. The MarketersBlackBook.com company has opened up in-person live events and web training this year to complement its existing options on the company website.







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Nov 16

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, Encore Capital Group, MRC Receivables and Midland Credit Management for Alleged FDCPA Violations Continues

New York, New York (PRWEB) September 14, 2011

A class action lawsuit filed in the United States District Court in the Southern District of New York (Case 1:10-cv-05868-PKC) by Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers, continues to move forward after a joint motion to dismiss filed by defendants Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, Encore Capital Group, MRC Receivables Corporation and Midland Credit Management, Inc. (MCM) was denied by United States District Judge P. Kevin Castel for 3 out of 4 alleged violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The Judges order (Case 1:10-cv-05868-PKC Document 38) refused to dismiss the lawsuits allegation that defendants Encore and subsidiaries MRC and MCM could be held vicariously liable for potential FDCPA violations in a collection letter sent by Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, an affiliated collection law firm that is part of Encore Capital Groups debt collection network.

The original class action complaint, filed in November 2010, alleges a mailed communication plaintiff received from Law Offices of Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP contained multiple FDCPA violations. Plaintiffs consumer account was originally purchased from Citibank by Encore Capital Group, along with countless others, as part of a consumer accounts portfolio. According to the communication and court documents, the law firm was attempting to collect the debt, now owned by Midland Credit, with an offer of a 50% off Tax Season Special Discount to settle the debt in full. The mailed communication and thousands exactly like it, also allegedly falsely represented the creditor as Midland Credit rather than MRC Receivables, and used the prefix Law Firm Of in lieu of the firms legal name Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, both potential Fair Debt Collection Practices Act violations. Judge Castels order declined to dismiss these allegations against the defendants.

According to the allegations in the complaint, after a debt portfolio is purchased by Encore Capital Group, MRC Receivables Management takes title and a proprietary consumer level collectability analysis is performed to determine those accounts which are the most viable for collection post purchase. Midland Credit Management is responsible for managing and servicing the collection of the debts owned by MRC and other Encore debt owning subsidiaries as part of the agreement between MRC, Midland and Encore, the complaint alleges. According to the complaint, an outsourced legal collections channel comprised of more than 75 vendor relationships with collection law firms is used to collect debts where allegedly the debtor can pay but is unwilling to do so. The complaint further alleges Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP is part of the Encore network of collection law firms and as such, agreed to follow all policies and practices set forth by Encore, MRC and Midland.

The class action lawsuit alleges that through the collection efforts of its subsidiaries and network, Encore and its subsidiaries can be held vicariously liable for violations of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Encore, MRC Receivables and Midland Credit Management filed a joint motion to dismiss claiming they are not liable for alleged violations. The Judges order permits the plaintiffs claim of alleged liability for Encore, MRC and Midland Credit to proceed despite their motion to dismiss.

The class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of all persons located in Connecticut, New York and Vermont who, within one year before the date of the original complaint, received a letter from Law Offices of Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP identifying Citibank/Associates as the original creditor and Midland Credit as the creditor. Encore Capital Group, Inc. is the largest publicly traded debt buyer (by revenue) in the United States according to Wikipedia and industry research. Encore purchases charged off consumer receivables portfolios for pennies on the dollar and according to a presentation available for potential investors on Encores website, has acquired 36 million charged off or in default consumer accounts since inception, comprised mostly of unsecured credit card accounts Encore employs and manages a network of complex operational channels which has 10 known subsidiaries including MRC Receivables Management, and Midland Credit Management, and a network of collection law firms including Cohen & Slamowitz, LLP, to maximize debt collection efforts to the fullest extent possible.

About Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers

Weisberg & Meyers LLC, Attorneys for Consumers, is a nationally recognized consumer law firm, has attorneys licensed to practice in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, and works with attorneys throughout the country to protect the rights of aggrieved consumers. The Firms diverse practice includes claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as well as violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth In Lending Act (TILA), the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Consumer Leasing Act, Credit Repair Organizations Act, (CROA) and State Unfair and Deceptive Practices Acts (UDAPs). The Firm also offers Debt Settlement services, prosecutes Class Action Lawsuits, and handles Breach of Warranty, Lemon Law and Consumer Fraud Claims.

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Nov 14

Husson University Sponsors Lecture by Fulbright Scholar on the Great Recession and Democracy


Bangor, Maine (PRWEB) October 21, 2014

In 2008, the global financial system experienced the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Government has yet to meet citizens expectations for effective social safety nets and renewed economic growth in response to the downturn. In addition, no one from any large investment or banking firm responsible for the Great Recession has face criminal charges, undermining the publics perception of Wall Street, the federal government and our legal system.

In an effort to help students and members of the community better understand the changing nature of fiscal policy in the aftermath of the recent financial crisis and its effect on democracy in the United States and Australia, Husson University is sponsoring a lecture by Richard Eccleston, Ph.D. Eccleston, a professor of political science at the University of Tasmania in Australia, will share his thoughts in a presentation that is free and open to the public at Peabody Hall on Husson Universitys Bangor campus in the Kominsky Auditorium on Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

“Husson University students and members of the public attending Dr. Ecclestons presentation will be impressed by his in-depth knowledge and research into economic policies, said Lynne Coy-Ogan, Ed.D., senior vice president for academic affairs at Husson University. Having Fulbright scholars on our campus adds another dimension to our educational efforts as we prepare students for career success in todays interconnected global economy.”

According to Ecclestons book, The Dynamics of Global Economic Governance, The financial crisis that engulfed global markets in 2008 created an acute need for improved international economic cooperation. Despite the G20s prominent coordination role, the regulatory response to the crisis has varied considerably across governance arenas.

Eccleston will speak for 30-45 minutes and take questions from the audience at the conclusion of his presentation. The Husson University School of Science and Humanities and the Maine Chapter of the Fulbright Association are sponsoring the lecture.

More About Dr. Richard Eccleston:

Professor Eccleston is the founding director of the University of Tasmanias Institute for the Study of Social Change. He is a specialist in comparative and international political economics with an emphasis on tax policy and public finance. Dr. Eccleston is the author or editor of six books and over 50 articles. He is currently a faculty member in residence at George Mason University in Arlington, Virginia.

In addition, Eccleston is the recipient of a 2014 Fulbright Senior Fellowship. He is currently conducting research on fiscal federalism in the shadow of the financial crisis. This research could have important implications on state finances in Australia and the United States.

Eccleston is also working on research projects funded by the Australian Research Council. The first explores the dynamics of international tax cooperation in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis while the second is concerned with the changing nature of fiscal federalism. He is currently traveling throughout the United States gathering data for his various research initiatives.

For more information about Professor Eccleston, visit RichardEccleston.com.

Each year some 800 faculty and professionals from around the world receive Fulbright Scholar grants for advanced research and university lecturing in the United States. Individual grants are available to scholars from over 155 countries. Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements apply for grants through the Fulbright commission/foundation or public affairs section of the U.S. embassy in their home countries. Individual Fulbright grants are available for scholars from selected countries to conduct research, lecture or pursue combined lecturing and research in the United States. Under the Visiting Fulbright Scholar Program, scholars apply in their home country for Fulbright awards.

For more than 100 years, Husson University has prepared future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. With a commitment to delivering affordable classroom, online and experiential learning opportunities, Husson University has come to represent superior value in higher education. Our Bangor campus and off-campus satellite education centers in Southern Maine, Wells and Northern Maine provide advanced knowledge in business; health and education; pharmacy studies; science and humanities; as well as communication. In addition, Husson University has a robust adult learning program. For more information about educational opportunities that can lead to personal and professional success, visit Husson.edu.







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Nov 11

The Battle of Fair Debt Collection vs. Bad Debt Collectors Rages On

Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) September 30, 2011

The number one complaint received by the FTC in 2011 involves bad debt collectors and the alleged abusive and underhanded tactics used by collectors to get consumers to pay past due bills, according to the most recent FTC fair debt collection report. To make matters worse, the number of complaints continues to grow at an alarming rate each year. Many consumers are not aware of the protection afforded by the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and state consumer protection laws and that the laws provide for the right to seek legal help according to national consumer law firm Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers.

Savvy consumers looking for information about bad debt collectors and applicable laws can research their rights online and find and contact a consumer protection law firm on their own. Pursuing a claim against a debt collector can often result in cessation of the collection calls and letters, and compensation if the collector is found to be in violation of the FDCPA, TCPA or other state fair debt collection laws.

Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers, is a national consumer protection law firm dedicated to fighting bad debt collectors and their allegedly unscrupulous collection efforts, one debt at a time. By utilizing the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and state debt collection laws, the law firm has waged battle against debt collectors and collection agencies that violate these laws in an effort to stop the abusive collection practices and end the harassment for thousands of emotionally and financially distressed consumers.

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) prohibits calls to cell phones from debt collectors using an automatic telephone dialing system. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) allows debt collector calls to an alleged debtor only during specific hours and calls outside of those times are a violation. One Texas consumer allegedly received 4 cell phone calls on Easter Sunday from a debt collector according to court documents in a case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. (Case 3:11-cv-02338-D)

Another Weisberg & Meyers, LLC case filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Houston Division (Case 4:11-cv-02869), concerning alleged debt collector misconduct, involves the father of a Texas consumer allegedly receiving numerous, repeated phone calls from a debt collector about his sons alleged debt. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act allows a debt collector to contact a third party such as a friend or relative, one time only, in an effort to correct or confirm location information, and contact with that third party must end after one attempt and the details regarding the existence and nature of the debt must not be disclosed. In one instance the same collector allegedly pretended to be a friend of his son and requested his sons cell phone number claiming she had misplaced the number. The FDCPA does not allow contact to a third party under false pretenses.

Advanced technology including social media websites such as Facebook and SMS text messaging have opened up a new venue for debt collector contact according to online consumer research. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act were enacted before either of these forms of communication were in place, thus the need for stronger, well defined protection regarding the use of newer technology by the collection industry, is imminent.

Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers managing attorney Marshall Meyers has represented and continues to represent consumers alleging a plethora of FDCPA and TCPA violations against some of the largest names in the debt collection industry including Encore Capital Group, NCO Portfolio Management, Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC and many more. According to attorney Meyers, Debt collectors and collection agencies view breaking the law as a necessary cost of business. They count on consumers being unaware of their rights, and also unaware that their rights are being violated. To collectors, it seemingly will always be more profitable to break the law than comply.

Thus, the battle of fair debt collection vs. bad debt collectors rages on.

About Weisberg & Meyers, LLC, Attorneys for Consumers

Weisberg & Meyers LLC, Attorneys for Consumers, is a nationally recognized consumer law firm, has attorneys licensed to practice in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, and works with attorneys throughout the country to protect the rights of aggrieved consumers. The Firms diverse practice includes claims under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) and Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), as well as violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Truth In Lending Act (TILA), the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), Fair Credit Billing Act (FCBA), Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA), Consumer Leasing Act, Credit Repair Organizations Act, (CROA) and State Unfair and Deceptive Practices Acts (UDAPs). The Firm also offers Debt Settlement services, prosecutes Class Action Lawsuits, and handles Breach of Warranty, Lemon Law and Consumer Fraud Claims.

Media contact:

Marshall Meyers

Weisberg and Meyers, LLC

888-595-9111 Ext: 111

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Nov 09

Exinda Boasts 47 Percent Sales Growth in the MSP Market


Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 16, 2014

Exinda, a global supplier of Network Orchestration solutions, today announced significant achievements in the managed services provider (MSP) market. Driven by its unique MSP solution approach, the company has seen a 47 percent increase in sales to this market from the same period last year. Exindas success with its MSP partners has had global reach, with more than 200 percent growth in regions outside North America.

MSPs of all sizes have chosen to partner with Exinda to grow their businesses by improving application and internet experiences for customers. The company has seen a 70 percent increase in the number of MSP transactions which is a byproduct of the wider variety of businesses adopting managed service practices to differentiate their operations. Exindas recent addition of dedicated MSP sales, marketing and support teams has made the company even more attractive as a partner for all types of MSP operations, including global brands like Single Digits and Precor.

Single Digits, a leading global provider of guest High Speed Internet Access (HSIA) solutions, is one of many MSPs partnering with Exinda to differentiate their business and serve clients better. Exinda has certainly helped us to be more competitive and improve customer satisfaction over the last year with their Network Orchestrator line of products, CEO Bob Goldstein states. Their products improve our customers network performance and visibility, have a fast and intuitive GUI, and reduce troubleshooting time if an issue does occur. Using Exinda products have given us a competitive edge in the MSP market, while surpassing customer expectations.

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Nov 06

Capsugel S.A. Announces Receipt of Requisite Consents in Its Consent Solicitation Relating to the 7.00%/7.75% Senior PIK Toggle Notes Due 2019

Morristown, NJ (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

Capsugel S.A. (the Company) announced today that, pursuant to its previously announced solicitation of consents (the Consent Solicitation) to holders of the outstanding 7.00%/7.75% Senior PIK Toggle Notes due 2019 (CUSIP Nos. 14070H AA6 and L14578 AA3) (the Notes), the Company has received the requisite consents to approve an amendment (the Proposed Amendment) to the Limitation on Restricted Payments covenant contained in the indenture relating to the Notes (the Indenture) to allow the Company to make a one-time distribution to holders of the Companys capital stock.

The Company has received consents from holders of a majority of the aggregate principal amount of all outstanding Notes, voting as a single class. Accordingly, on July 23, 2014, the Company entered into a supplemental indenture with respect to the Indenture reflecting the amendment described above (the Supplemental Indenture and such time, the Effective Time). Pursuant to the terms of the Supplemental Indenture, the Proposed Amendment became effective at the Effective Time and thereafter binds every holder of Notes; however, the Proposed Amendment will only become operative upon consummation of the proposed offering of an additional $ 415 million of Notes to be issued under the Indenture.

Any inquiries may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the Information and Tabulation Agent, by email at contact(at)gbsc-usa(dot)com or by telephone at (212) 430-3774 (collect) or (866) 470-4200 (U.S. toll free). Any persons with questions regarding the Consent Solicitation should contact the Solicitation Agent, Citigroup Global Markets Inc., at (212) 723-6106 (collect) or (800) 558-3745 (toll free).

This announcement is for information purposes only and is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any security. This announcement is also not a solicitation of consents with respect to the Proposed Amendment or any securities. The Consent Solicitation is not being made in any jurisdiction in which, or to or from any person to or from whom, it is unlawful to make such solicitation under applicable state or foreign securities or blue sky laws.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes certain disclosures which contain forward-looking statements. You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as believes and expects. Forward-looking statements are based on the Companys current expectations and assumptions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements, which are neither statements of historical fact nor guarantees or assurances of future performance.

For investor inquiries, please contact Ed Prosapio at +1 (862) 242 1622

or edward(dot)t(dot)prosapio(at)capsugel(dot)com.

For media inquiries, please contact Frank Briamonte at +1 (862) 242 1652

or frank(dot)briamonte(at)capsugel(dot)com.







Nov 04

To Help Educate Homeowners on How Loan Servicers Make Money on Unpaid Principal, the McCann Law Group, LLP dba Consumer Attorney Services Released an Infographic in June


Jacksonvillle, Florida (PRWEB) June 12, 2013

Consumer Attorney Services released an easy to understand infographic in June visually depicting how loan servicers make money on unpaid principal to help educate homeowners and future homeowners. Consumer Attorney Services plans to release several more foreclosure-related infographics in the near future as part of a consumer advocacy campaign focused on empowering individuals through education across the United States.

The infographic is headlined with the text, Loan Servicers Make Money on Unpaid Principal and shows three houses with mortgage loans in three different statuses. The house on the left has a current loan and is not losing any money. The second house has a defaulted loan and the loan servicers are collecting money from the house. The third house has a loan modification and the loan servicers are unable to collect money from the house.

Consumer Attorney Services tasked a graphic designer with this challenge: create an infographic about how loan servicers making money on unpaid principal that can be immediately and easily understood by individuals in many walks of life. People must also be able to quickly share the infographic across many mediums to enhance its potential visibility. Consumer Attorney Services is pleased with the result.

By educating individuals across the United States on topics such as foreclosure defense, loan modifications, predatory lending and more, Consumer Attorney Services hopes to strengthen many homeowners chance at avoiding foreclosure. Education can be an essential tool when dealing with complex foreclosure proceedings.

Other topics Consumer Attorney Services plans to create infographics for include how to stop a foreclosure sale, when to file bankruptcy and how to recover after foreclosure. As a consumer advocacy law firm across the United States, it is Consumer Attorney Services goal to protect the rights of consumers and promote long-term, sustainable economic growth.

Consumer Attorney Services is a full service consumer advocacy law firm headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, helping families with but not limited to foreclosure defense, debt settlement, and bankruptcy.







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