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Can Sustainability be Free? Ignore at Your Peril

(PRWEB) July 7, 2010

Paying homage to Philip Crosby?s concept that quality is free, Holtforster tackles the popular notion that sustainability is unaffordable by demonstrating unequivocally that the reverse is true and that Sustainability is Free? in the new whitepaper “Can Sustainability be Free”. In his line of business, incorporating sustainability into facility projects is an imperative for future worth and return on investment, noted Holtforster.

?The time is already here when you will lose your investment if sustainable design is not included,? said Holtforster. ?Naysayers who claim that sustainable design costs too much will quickly discover that there is no market for their unsustainable facilities.?

The Canadian forestry industry took a massive financial blow when it was overlooked for the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ? the single biggest order for book grade paper of all time ? because of the sector?s non sustainable production methods.

The order, 15,000 tonnes of paper grade to make 12 million book copies, went to a manufacturer in the US whose paper was recycled and produced with environmentally conscious methods. The opportunity lost was an alarmingly loud wake up call to the Canadian forestry industry to pick up their green socks or be left behind in the recycled dust of competitors.

The lost opportunity is only one of many more to come if industry leaders don?t recognize the sheer necessity for sustainability in business, noted Franklin Holtforster, President and CEO of MHPM Project Managers Inc.

?Those early movers are well down the path to success. Whether you believe that climate change is real or a hoax, your next facility project had better incorporate sustainability,? said Holtforster. ?If it doesn?t, that building and your organization will be relegated to the dust heap of history along with everyone else who didn?t get it.?

The idea that sustainability is more than a good deed and essential to a business?s success is catching on quickly. The Harvard Business Review recently noted that corporate sustainability is a ?key driver? of innovation that also yields real financial rewards rather than extra cost. ?By treating sustainability as a goal today, early movers will develop competencies that rivals will be hard-pressed to match,? said the journal.

MHPM doesn?t just give lip service to sustainability. Virtually all of its more than 200 professional project and program managers have LEED accreditation credentials and the company has led over 50 LEED-certified projects.

Read more about MHPM’s philosophy in the Sustainability is Free?whitepaper.

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San Diego Serial Entrepreneurs Launch Mobile Social Start-Up

San Diego, California (PRWEB) February 23, 2012

Serial entrepreneurs Dan Flanegan and Duncan McLaren have launched Difference Lab, a San Diego based tech startup that is building a new generation of consumer web and mobile applications. Their break out product is http://www.GetMeRated.com

?Its like Tumblr for social discovery? said Dan Flanegan, co-founder and product guy, adding ?the unique twist is that users frame their photos in terms of a question, so when a user submits a photo and completes the question field, they create a ?Photo-Question?. It is the ultimate icebreaker and a cure for online social anxiety as each photo that is posted includes a baked-in topic of conversation.?

Photo-Questions allow users to get feedback on their burning life questions and also connect over shared interests, whether that be Harry Potter, fashion, or relationships. GetMeRated is also a great place to meet new people from all over the world, there is something there for everyone. Difference Lab has opened the web version of the application for beta at http://www.getmerated.com

?We have experienced extraordinary growth with little or no promotion and we?re thrilled with the response so far?, said Duncan McLaren. ?However, we have even higher expectations for our mobile apps. With more people expected to connect to the Internet by mobile device in 2013 than by traditional PC, it is where we have to be, it is the future of a connected world,? he added.

About Difference Lab, Inc.

Co-founded by serial entrepreneurs Dan Flanegan and Duncan McLaren, Difference Lab is building a family of connected consumer web and mobile applications. The team are no strangers to the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship having previously co-founded Soapbox Mobile, a leading mobile marketing platform that they sold in 2007. The team has an extensive background building mobile experiences for consumer brands including P&G, General Motors, ESPN, Coca-Cola and Wal-Mart.

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Rupert Grint (‘Harry Potter’) Chats with Mike Richards (ReelzChannel ‘Dailies’ Host) About ‘Driving Lessons’ and ‘Harry Potter’

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 21, 2006

Rupert Grint, who portrays Harry Potter?s best friend Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series of films, stops by to talk to the ReelzChannel ?Dailies? host Mike Richards. Rupert talks about his first ?almost adult? role in the upcoming ?Driving Lessons? and gives a ?Harry Potter? update. Rupert also takes host Mike for a spin in a Mini Cooper only one week after receiving his own driver?s permit.

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RUPERT GRINT (?Harry Potter?, ?Driving Lessons?) with MIKE RICHARDS (Host of ?Dailies? on ReelzChannel)

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Author S. William Shaw Provides Two Fantastic Adventures: Sherman Oak and the Magic Potato, and The Santa Mysteries

Fond Du Lac, WI (PRWEB) May 12, 2007

Author S. William Shaw presents lovers of fantasy fiction with two new fantastic novels, Sherman Oak and the Magic Potato, and The Santa Mysteries.

Sherman Oak and the Magic Potato is a story of Sherman Oak, a bullied boy who is taken away to a strange land by a magic potato. There, he must complete a journey filled with mosquito skeletons, snakes that wind from the sky, a haunted cottage, cactus outlaws, and a one hundred foot pus-oozing behemoth. If Sherman fails, his family and school mates will remain trapped in the land forever.

In The Santa Mysteries, three friends stow away aboard Santa’s sleigh with the hopes of exploring the North Pole, and returning home to write a tell-all book and make a gazillion dollars. But this plan is taken on a detour when their curiosity results in Santa being abducted by aliens. Along with his friends Darcy and Pickle, and a robot named Algore, Bennett travels across the stars to the icy planet of Tundra 57. If he fails to overcome the penguin fruit aliens and the football-headed tripods, Christmas will never be the same.

“My stories appeal to readers of all ages,” said S. William Shaw. “If you like the Harry Potter series, the Wizard of Oz books, or the Narnia series, you’ll feel right at home reading these two fantastic adventures. Both books are filled with colorful characters, and amazing and unique creatures and places.”

For more information, please visit the author’s website: http://www.swilliamshaw.com

Link to Publication*: http://stores.lulu.com/swilliamshaw

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Where is the shopping list on Pottermore?

Question by : Where is the shopping list on Pottermore?
On Pottermore, I can’t move on to gringotts because I can’t find the shopping list. I’ve looked everywhere but it’s not there. Where is it?

Best answer:

Answer by Ari
In Chapter 5 Moment 1, zoom in just once so that the witches and wizards standing in front of you move out of your way. The list is on the ground, right about where the cobblestones start.

If you can’t find it, just stay in that zoom and slowly move your mouse around the street. The list should glow and jingle when your mouse hovers over it.

Also, feel free to add me as a friend on Pottermore if you’d like – I’m SkyRune11939.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Reelz.Com Presents The 2010 Fall Movie Guide


Albuquerque, NM (Vocus) August 11, 2010

REELZCHANNEL?TV About Movies

The Harry Potter book series

If you haven’t heard about Harry Potter, where have you been hiding?  Harry Potter is a character created by the brilliant writer J.K.Rowling, and first came known to us in 1997. 7 books later and with nearly 500 million copies sold, there must be something pretty special about them.  Each book became a major film production which all broke box office records and the books were translated into 67 different languages. The seven books are titled Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows.

So for those who have been in a coma for the past 14 years or have lived under a stone,  the series is about a young wizard named Harry Potter.  Sadly the story begins in his home where he is an orphan and lives with his Aunt and Uncle in a cupboard under their stairs.

He is treated pretty badly and life isnt great for the young harry.  His life takes serious change when he finds out his is a wizard and attends the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to learn how to use magic.

With two great friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, Harry encounters lots of adventure with some fabulous mythical creatures like dragons, trolls, werewolves, and to name just a few. It isn’t long before Harry learns that is he quite a famous wizard and the is the key to defeating the most powerful dark wizard Lord Voldemort.  He learns that Lord Voldemort was responsible for the death of his parents because they didn’t wasn’t to use their magic for evil. At the time he tried to kill Harry but he failed leaving him with a lightening scar on his forehead.

The first movie Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone or Sorcerer’s Stone, viewers get completely drawn into the world of wizardry.  The Hogwarts school itself is an amazing spectacle.  The rooms tend to move around as do the stairs including the grand staircase. The pictures on the wall are like little movies as they move and talk to you. To get to the Hogwarts school you need to take the Hogwarts express which is boarded from Platform 9¾ at King’s Cross station in London.

The Harry Potter book series is enjoyed by people of all ages around the world.  There is pretty much every type of merchandise available and even movie location tours.  Also a popular theme park attraction opened up at Universal Orlando in the spring of 2010.

For more information on going on a Harry Potter Walking Tour or the popular Harry Potter Studio Tour, why not check out Brit Movie Tours who are a London based tour company offering many other London film Locations tours.

London Symphony Orchestra Set to Strike a Chord with London 2012


(PRWEB) February 23, 2012

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG) has awarded the contract to record the core orchestral soundtrack for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies to the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) ? one of Britain?s world leading orchestras.

Richard Roeper?s 2010 Fall Movie Preview On REELZCHANNEL Spotlight


Albuquerque, NM (Vocus) August 25, 2010

REELZCHANNEL?TV About Movies

Academy Award-Nominated “Ray” Shot Through Cooke Lenses / Cooke Professional Cinemagraphic Lenses Chosen to Chronicle the Extraordinary Life of Music Legend Ray Charles

(PRWEB) April 19, 2005

When Hollywood comes calling, Cooke Optics, manufacturers of professional camera lenses for the motion picture and professional photography markets, answers the call with superb, precision lenses that bring the cinematographer’s vision to life. This quality is readily apparent in the Academy Award-nominated film “Ray.”

“Ray” is the never-before-told, musical biographical drama of American legend Ray Charles, brought to the big screen following a 15-year journey by award-winning filmmaker Taylor Hackford, and featuring a remarkable Academy Award-winning performance from the multifaceted Jamie Foxx.

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