Advanced Mediator Training Course Announced to Take Place February 5th – 8th, 2013

Miami, Fla. (PRWEB) January 16, 2013 in partnership with Amicus Mediation and Arbitration Group, will be offering a 2 day- Advanced Mediator Training course for mediators looking to elevate their current skill set or who wish to broaden their ability to mediate larger, more complex cases. Initial trainings are scheduled for New York and Connecticut in February but will be offered in other states, based on interest, in the coming year.

Amicus Mediation & Arbitration Group is a national ADR provider who works with insurers and law firms, assisting them in the development and administration of their internal mediation programs. As their business continues to expand they are hoping to identify mediators with an ability to handle more complex, higher value cases.

Additionally the training is being offered, in response to the increased interest and Amicus are seeing from large corporations and insurers in their desire to use mediators that have had extensive mediation training or certification.

This course will provide an abundance of very useable techniques and information that will allow a mediator to go from good to great, thus distinguishing them self within the marketplace.

Why Advanced Training ? Expands Its Consumer Energy Comparison Platform to New York

New York, NY (PRWEB) January 15, 2013, the online platform dedicated to helping consumers locate the most affordable energy providers in their area, has announced the expansion of its Energy Comparison Platform into the New York market. This launch into a new market solidifies the company as a nationwide provider and builds upon its already established success in Texas.

Building on over five years of success in Texas, Choose Energy helps consumers spend no more than necessary for electricity. The best way, in addition to conservation, is to make sure consumers arent spending more than they need to on electricity. Choose Energy empowers customers to compare New York electricity providers, with no risks or obligations giving customers confidence they know todays best New York electricity offers.

New York was the obvious new market for us because its one of the largest and most competitive areas in the United States, said Jerry Dyess, Founder and CEO of New York is a vibrant and forward looking market and with the launch of our New York platform, consumers can now get access to real-time pricing and the ability to switch providers from one website – making the process very simple.

The Energy Comparison Platform lets consumers quickly and effectively search through competing offers for the most competitive electricity rate in New York. Simply entering a valid New York zip code, will automatically generate up-to-date, comprehensive information regarding the different New York electricity providers and their lowest rates. Customers enter their information directly on the site, making the process of switching providers faster. is expanding beyond Texas and is now bringing the Energy Comparison Platform to additional states around the country.

Our extensive experience and success in Texas is fundamental in making our launch into New York a possibility, said Mr. Dyess. From New York, we will continue to look for ways to grow our model and avenues to expand into additional states. is not an energy company, but instead a site that allows consumers to shop and compare New York electricity rates from some of the top energy companies in the State. Through extensive research and testing, the company has established itself as a vital tool in giving New York consumers the power to choose their energy provider by offering innovative options through its Energy Comparison Platform.

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JiWire Partners with AWG to Offer Complimentary Ad-Supported Wi-Fi to Meet Consumer Demand

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and MIAMI, FL (PRWEB) January 15, 2013

In the U.S., Internet access via public Wi-Fi networks has become widely available and largely free of charge, with over 81 percent of all public Wi-Fi hotspots offering free connections as an alternative to paid, according to recent data from the Mobile Insights report issued by JiWire, the leader in location-based mobile advertising.

To meet the growing demand, JiWire announced the extension of the companys partnership with AWG (Advanced Wireless Group), the largest provider of free Wi-Fi in North American airports, to offer free, ad-supported Wi-Fi to the affluent traveler in airports across the U.S. The partnership provides advertisers with access to more than 293 million passengers in major airports throughout the United Statesa highly desirable, but difficult to reach mobile audience that remains connected via free Wi-Fi across all of their devices. This agreement is a key pillar in JiWires mobile audience and location data platform that combines both Wi-Fi and mobile media.

Consumer demand for free, high speed, on-the-go Internet connections is growing rapidly as data-hungry smartphones and tablets continue to increase and the number of public hotspots expands. Industry research overwhelmingly demonstrates that Wi-Fi is now the preferred free-access technology for mobile devices when on-the-go. Together, JiWire and AWG enable venues to deliver Wi-Fi as a free value-added service to their customers supported by the platforms ability to generate significant advertising revenue.

AWG has been leading the way in delivering sponsored Wi-Fi to airport passengers since 2004. AWGs network was designed from the ground up to meet the exponential growth in users and demand for bandwidth. Unlike paid networks, where less than 1 percent of consumers actually connect to the Internet, a typical free network has, on average, more than 10 times the number of users consuming over 20 times the bandwidth. With Free Wi-Fi topping the list of passenger requests at airports, it is no surprise that the effectiveness of this business model is prompting top tier venues to join the AWG network. Major airports including San Francisco, Los Angeles International, Minneapolis and Baltimore-Washington have recently made the transition.

We are thrilled to continue our partnership with JiWire as the undisputed leadership team in providing truly free Wi-Fi in US airports. said Scott Phillips, President and CEO at AWG. Consumer demand for free Wi-Fi continues to grow exponentially in our venues as new mobile devices saturate the market. JiWire has proven their ability to engage high-end corporate sponsors and advertisers who desire a direct audience with our valuable audience of consumers in airports. Our customers are happy to engage with the sponsor for a brief period as an alternative to paying for fast Internet access which makes this a win-win for all involved.

JiWire, a leader in the space since 2003, pioneered the ad-supported Wi-Fi business model through location-based advertising. In 2009, JiWire launched Ads for Access, creating the ability for brands to sponsor Wi-Fi access when consumers engage with their campaign. Advertiser sponsorship components include watching a video, performing a search, downloading an app, or linking to a brands Facebook page. In September 2012, Google Play leveraged Ads for Access to introduce consumers to the variety of rich content available in the new service as part of the free Wi-Fi connection offer. Additional brands that successfully use this platform include Microsoft, Hyatt, Comcast, and British Airways.

As mobile advertising evolves, solutions need to go beyond the standard ad banner to drive consumer engagement, said David Staas, President of JiWire. By offering mobile consumers a value exchange, brands can make mobile advertising more effective, which creates a win-win for both consumer and brand. Our partnership with AWG provides that great user experience for consumers while creating maximum impact for brands through sponsored Wi-Fi on any connected mobile device.

The benefit that the platform brings to advertisers is evident in the quality of the consumer experience and their engagement with the brand. Unlike many large venues where free Internet is available but slow and unreliable, AWG provisions at least a 1 Mbit/second connection in large airports, creating an easy-to-use and fast Wi-Fi experience. Consumers are typically connected for 45 minutes after each engagement with an advertiser with an unlimited number of connections available to them. By providing consumers with something they actively seek, such as free Wi-Fi, the JiWire and AWG partnership delivers high value for brands. The brand sponsored Wi-Fi access program delivers an average mobile engagement rate of over 40 percent, a 60-fold lift in performance over standard mobile banners.

About JiWire

JiWire is the leading mobile location advertising company, using the worlds largest location-based interactive media channel to reach mobile audiences. JiWires platform enables advertisers to identify and deliver ads to audience segments based on a persons physical location while taking the venue type and brand into account. The network enables advertisers to reach 50 million unique users each month and deliver ads in and around a person’s physical location. JiWire’s network targets audiences on mobile phones, tablets and laptops through its public Wi-Fi channel and in-apps ads delivering locally-relevant ad campaigns for Fortune 250 companies who want to locationize their brands at significant scale across North America.

About AWG

Founded in 2004, AWG is the industry pioneer of free wireless Internet network installation, management and operation in airports and other large venues. For airport operators, AWG creates a new, non-aeronautical revenue stream by coupling public Wi-Fi Internet access with advertising, sponsorship, and media content, reaching key demographics through new media in a controlled setting. AWG currently operates public Wi-Fi services in fifteen (15) US airports, including top tier markets like Boston (BOS), Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA) and San Francisco (SFO) as well as a mixed use office/mall facility in downtown Boston.

Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Update: Rottenstein Law Group is troubled by Johnson & Johnson officials admission of vaginal mesh failure rates of at least 20 percent

(PRWEB) January 14, 2013

The Rottenstein Law Group is troubled by a Johnson & Johnson officials testimony in a vaginal mesh trial that a prototype of a vaginal mesh implant failed in 20 percent of women within six months before the device even went to market in 2005, as reported in a Jan. 11 Bloomberg article.

J&J subsidiary Ethicon is currently in New Jersey Superior Court in Atlantic City defending a case (Gross v. Gynecare Inc., Atl-L-6966-10) brought by Linda Gross, 47, of South Dakota, who alleges that the company failed to adequately warn of the risks associated with the Gynecare vaginal mesh implanted to treat stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. Gross alleges that she received 18 surgeries to repair damage following the 2006 implantation of her Gynecare Prolift. This is the first of 1,800 vaginal mesh lawsuits set to go to trial.

Scott Ciarrocca, a project leader for Ethicon, testified that the company also discovered that 27 percent of the Gynecare Prolift devices failed within a year, according to the Bloomberg article.

Women who received a vaginal mesh implant trusted that the device would help them, not harm them, said Rochelle Rottenstein, principal of the Rottenstein Law Group. Those who believe their vaginal mesh has harmed them should contact RLG today. We can help them evaluate if they have a case.

Rottenstein Law Group maintains a Vaginal Mesh Lawsuit Center that provides updates on surgical mesh lawsuits and settlements, and features a free vaginal mesh informational brochure.

J&J is not the only vaginal mesh manufacturer involved in vaginal mesh lawsuits, many of which have been consolidated into a federal multidistrict litigation (MDL-2327). C.R. Bard (MDL-2187), American Medical Systems (MDL-2325), Boston Scientific (MDL-2326) and Coloplast (MDL-2387) are also defendants in vaginal mesh lawsuits. All of those are involved in pre-trial consolidation under Judge Joseph R. Goodwin in the United States District Court for Southern District of West Virginia.


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The Rich Dad Company and Robert Kiyosaki Offer Answers to Beat Resolution Failures

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) January 14, 2013

Fail that New Years resolution already? Help is on the way! Today, Robert Kiyosakis The Rich Dad Company, announced the release of a new, financial education eProgram, How to Make Meaningful Goals and Resolutions. The eProgram is free to anyone registering at, now through February 3, 2013.

By January 7th, one week after everyone has made their New Years Resolution, over 75% of people have failed, states Bob Molle author of Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable. After hearing this, financial education expert and 2012 Most Popular Personal Finance Expert, Robert Kiyosaki, wanted to share his insights to help people actually reach their goals and be winners.

People need to accomplish their dreams, but they dont know how, states Kiyosaki. To make it worse, theyve focused on the how when success is found in the why. This program is designed to teach you how to accomplish goals using the mindset I learned from my rich dad.

By registering for the free, Rich Dad Community, anyone can access the limited-edition eProgram and:

Discover what makes a person successful (Hint Its not talent, charisma or money);

Learn the three components to accomplishing a goal and why New Years Resolutions fail; and

Find out how to overcome six, key obstacles to start winning immediately and more!

In addition to receiving the eProgram, all members joining the free, Rich Dad Community by filling out the simple registration at can:

Listen to Robert Kiyosakis The Rich Dad Radio Show online at any time;

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Da Vinci Surgery Robot Lawsuit Website Launched by Bernstein Leibhard LLP to Inform Public about Potential Da Vinci Surgery Complications

New York, New York (PRWEB) January 13, 2013

Bernstein Liebhard LLP has launched a new da Vinci Surgery Robot lawsuit website to inform the public about potential complications associated with the da Vinci Surgical System. Individuals who suffered a serious injury following a hysterectomy, prostatectomy or other procedure that involved the da Vinci robot may be entitled to financial compensation for medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

We have received a number of inquiries from patients who suffered serious injuries during robotic surgery procedures that involved the da Vinci device. This new website will provide alleged victims of da Vinci surgery complications with important information about their legal rights, says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm representing the victims of defective drugs and medical devices. The Firm is currently offering free, no obligation da Vinci Robot lawsuit evaluations to individuals who suffered:

Surgical burns and tears to arteries and other blood vessels
Surgical burns and tears to vital organs
Excessive bleeding
Cut ureters
Bowel Injuries
Additional procedures to correct injuries that occurred during robotic surgery

Da Vinci Surgery Robot Lawsuits

Approved for sale in the U.S. in 2000, the da Vinci robot is marketed by Intuitive Surgical, and is used in a wide range of laparoscopic surgeries, including hysterectomies, gall bladder removal, prostate removal, heart surgeries, and thyroid procedures. The machine is intended to give surgeons more range of movement in minimally invasive procedures. However, a Seattle Times investigation recently revealed that, while the da Vinci Surgery Robot has been enthusiastically adopted by hospitals seeking to increase market share, critics of the technology have raised concerns that the da Vinci Robot is being overused, without any evidence that it provides patients with additional benefits over traditional laparoscopy. The Seattle Times also noted that a growing number of da Vinci Surgery Robot lawsuits allege patients sustained severe injuries, including surgical burns and organ damage, in procedures involving the device.*

Patients who suffered surgical burns, organ damage, or other serious injuries allegedly due to the da Vinci Surgical System may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Learn more about filing a da Vinci Surgery Robot lawsuit by visiting Bernstein Liebhard LLPs website. For additional information, contact a lawyer at Bernstein Liebhard LLP today at (877) 779-1414.


About Bernstein Liebhard LLP

Bernstein Liebhard LLP is a New York-based law firm exclusively representing injured persons in complex individual and class action lawsuits nationwide since 1993, including those who have been harmed by dangerous drugs, defective medical devices and consumer products. The firm has been named by The National Law Journal to the Plaintiffs Hot List, recognizing the top plaintiffs firms in the country, for the past 10 consecutive years.

Bernstein Liebhard LLP

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My American High School Now Offers A New High-Tech Curriculum for New High-Tech Focused Homeschooling Programs

Hollywood, FL (PRWEB) January 12, 2013

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 brought in an incredible $ 500 million in worldwide sales its first day on the market. Thats right; video games are no longer considered an adolescent pastime, but a lucrative career path. Students, and their parents, seeking an educational format that will prepare them for this high-tech world need look no further than My American High School which focuses on homeschooling programs.

Game design isnt the only newly offered course that has the new generation of youngsters flocking to this virtual school. My American High School is a fully accredited, online school for grades K-12. They now offer a balanced, customizable, technology rich curriculum that allows students to build a well-rounded educational experience. Highly engaging courses are aligned to the Common Core Standards and tailored to each students goals.

Whether students are looking for advanced, challenging enrichment courses that will prepare them for a top university, or a lower paced, less stressful environment than traditional schools, they are sure to find the educational experience they need at this American High School Online.

About My American High School:

American High School provides online schooling for high school students and K-12 which focuses primarily on middle and high school education. It is our commitment to provide students a high quality education that prepares them for a better future. We believe that learning is more productive when the curriculum is customized to “fit” the student rather than trying to make the student “fit” a curriculum. For more information, please visit

Western N.C. Medical Malpractice Lawyer at the Elmore Law Firm Calls For National Database of Surgical Never Events to Assist Patients and Surgeons

Asheville, NC (PRWEB) January 12, 2013

Western North Carolina medical malpractice lawyer Bruce A. Elmore, Jr., today endorsed a first-of-its-kind study that advocates public reporting of surgical never events, serious medical errors that are considered to be preventable.

Reporting so-called never events would help consumers make better decisions and, we would hope, spur surgeons, surgery teams and hospitals to work harder to reduce errors, said Elmore, whose practice is the Elmore Law Firm, P.A., in Asheville.

Public disclosure is always an effective remedy for errors that grow from the kind of carelessness and negligence that causes a surgeon to leave a sponge in a patients body or to operate on the wrong patient, the veteran health care negligence attorney continued.

Johns Hopkins researchers reported that surgeons in the United States leave a foreign object, such as a sponge or a towel, inside a patients body about 39 times a week, perform the wrong surgical procedure about 20 times a week and operate on the wrong portion of the patients body about 20 times a week.

About 80,000 never events occurred in American hospitals between 1990 and 2010, the researchers said in the online journal Surgery. They added that they believe their estimates are likely on the low side.

Ken Kizer, M.D., former CEO of the National Quality Forum (NQF), coined the term never event in 2001 to refer to egregious medical errors that should never occur, such as wrong-patient surgeries.

Johns Hopkins said in a news release that the report is the first attempt to quantify the national rate of never events. Marty Makary, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor of surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, led the research team.

Documenting the magnitude of the problem, the researchers say, is an important step in developing better systems to ensure never events live up to their name, the release says.

Makary said better reporting systems for serious surgical errors will speed the development of safety efforts.

A public database of never events, which would provide information to help health care consumers make better-informed choices about where to have their surgical procedures, would also put hospitals under the gun to make things safer, Makary said.

Makarys team used the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB), a federal repository of medical malpractice claims, to identify the incidence of never events in the United States. They found 9,744 paid malpractice judgments and claims totaling $ 1.3 billion from 1990 to 2010.

Elmore, whose firm has assisted numerous Western North Carolina residents who were harmed by surgical error and other types of medical malpractice, said available technology would enable the federal government or a group like the American College of Surgeons to develop and maintain a never-event database.

This report is a call for the health care industry to get serious about preventing avoidable medical errors, Elmore said. Every hospital and every practicing surgeon should favor any means of reducing the rate of never events and avoiding the subsequent medical malpractice claims, Elmore said.

Western North Carolina residents who have been injured while under a doctors or hospitals care have rights that a personal injury lawyer experienced with medical negligence cases can protect, he said.

As long as never events, which by definition are preventable, continue to injure surgical patients, the Elmore Law Firm will be ready to stand as advocates for those who have been harmed, Elmore said.

About The Elmore Law Firm

Since its founding in 1976, The Elmore Law Firm has successfully represented individuals and families suffering serious injuries or wrongful death as a result of the negligence of others in car accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, motorcycle accidents and railroad accidents, as well as medical malpractice and nursing home negligence / abuse cases. Based in Asheville, the Elmore Law Firm is committed to helping the citizens of Buncombe County and surrounding communities in Western North Carolina. The firms office is located at 53 N. Market St., Suite 100, Asheville, NC 28801 (local phone 828-253-1492). To learn more, contact the firm by calling 888-358-8734 or by filling out its online form.

Stonebridge Companies DoubleTree By Hilton Grand Junction Is The Official Hotel Of The Grand Junction Rockies.

Grand Junction, Colorado (PRWEB) January 11, 2013

The DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction is happy to announce that they have made a two year partnership agreement with the Grand Junction Rockies. This agreement will name the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction hotel as the rookie baseball teams official sponsor until the end of 2014. The Grand Junction Rockies are the minor league affiliate of the Colorado Rockies major league baseball team. The team came to Grand Junction in 2011 as they originated from the Casper Rockies of Casper, Wyoming. The rookie affiliate team has a loyal community following that congregates at Suplizio Field weekly for home games. The team plays against rivals such as the Ogden Raptors, Helena Brewers, and the Great Falls Voyagers. Both the DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction and the Grand Junction Rockies will provide hospitality and entertainment to the community of Grand Junction.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Grand Junction is located in the heart of Grand Junction and overlooks the famous bluffs of the Grand Mesa Plateau. Along with beautiful views, the hotel is minutes from Grand Junction Regional Airport and has easy access to I-70. The hotel boasts amenities such as free high-speed wireless internet, business center, shuttle service to and from the airport and 24-hour fitness center. Guests can enjoy the hotels fine on-site dining at the Bistro 743 and Bistro Lounge. For more information or reservations, contact the DoubleTree Grand Junction directly at 970-241-8888, or visit the hotels website and Facebook Page. DoubleTree Grand Junction is proudly managed by Stonebridge Companies in Denver, Colo.

Founded in 1991 by Navin C. Dimond, Stonebridge Companies is a privately owned, innovative hotel management company headquartered near Denver, Colorado, which has developed over 60 hotels and operated more than 75 lodging properties. Currently, Stonebridge Companies is operating 42 hotels and developing 8 others comprising in excess of 7,000 guest rooms in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New York, Utah, Virginia and Washington. The diverse portfolio includes select-service, extended stay, mid-scale and full-service hotels in primary and secondary markets. For detailed information, visit our website at

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