Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management Announces Appointment of Linda T. Gottlieb

Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management Announces Appointment of Linda T. Gottlieb










Stamford, CT (PRWEB) March 25, 2005

Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management is pleased to announce that Linda T. Gottlieb has joined the company in the position of Project Manager.

As an industry professional for 20 years, Linda has experience in all facets of management including developing high performing teams and creating new revenue streams. A six sigma certified green belt, Ms. Gottlieb has lead process improvement projects in Fortune 500 through entrepreneurial organizations.

Linda is a long standing American Counsel on Exercise certified personal trainer. She holds a BS degree in Psychology from Sacred Heart University and a graduate degree in Instructional Design from Fairfield University. Linda has been invited to speak at national industry conferences, along with authoring several articles on the subject of fitness, training and customer relationships.

Linda’s role Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management is to develop, oversee and maintain the project management function associated with the coordinated activities of diverse projects. A self proclaimed ‘customer service zealot’, Linda oversees all facets of the project’s lifecycle including coordination of industry research, trend analysis and compilation of relevant vendor proposals and budgets. She is also responsible for developing standard operating procedures necessary for the tracking, planning and execution of projects and other client deliverables.

Internationally renowned health club, fitness and spa innovator Glenn Colarossi, chief executive of Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management, stated, “This is an exciting period in our growth. We are pleased to welcome Linda to our team and are very confident that her background and credentials will bring us to a new level in the industry. We look forward to a wonderful relationship and a very productive future.”

Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management – http://www.healthclubandspa.com or call (203) 357-7555

About Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management

Colarossi Spa & Health Club Consulting & Management offers complete development, design, management and investment consulting services that bridge the gap between the fitness & spa industry and various others – from hospitality, corporate, commercial and residential. Our travels throughout the U.S. and the world have given us invaluable broad market knowledge, which we use to design, equip, staff, and manage successful health clubs and spas.

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No Limits Software joins BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to automate data center change management

No Limits Software joins BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to automate data center change management











No Limits Software – RaMP


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 10, 2011

No Limits Software has joined the BMC Technology Alliance Program (TAP) to integrate their Rack Management Platform (RaMP) data center management solution with BMC Remedy Change Management.

Integration with Remedy Change Management will provide several key advantages over data center management systems which rely on manual entry of system changes. First, automated collection of system configuration data improves data accuracy while greatly reducing the time and cost of manually collecting the data. Second, automated snapshots of the configuration data will allow data center managers to quickly find system changes which may result in system outages, reducing mean time to repair (MTTR) and increasing system availability.

Integration with Remedy Change Management will allow automated verification that a scheduled task was completed and will also highlight changes which were made without going through the change authorization process.

It is estimated that 80% of outages are due to a change and 80% of MTTR is trying to find out what changed. By looking at the changes for the affected asset, problem managers can typically recommend a fix to the problem over 80% of the time with a first fix rate of over 90%.

If you only look at authorized changes, however, you may be missing changes which were made outside of the process. Organizations which implement automated change auditing are usually alarmed to see how many changes are being made ‘under the radar’. The ability to track both authorized changes and detected changes – changes made but not necessarily authorized – is key functionality needed to reduce MTTR and increase overall system availability.

If problem managers can use the list of detected changes to recommend a fix 80% of the time and 90% of these recommendations result in a solution, this means we’ve reduce the time to diagnose the problem by 72%. Since the diagnosis phase represents 80% of the total MTTR, automated change management can reduce MTTR by 58%. At the same time, we’ve also reduced the amount of labor required to troubleshoot and resolve problems by a similar amount.

RaMP provides the following capabilities:

Automated Asset Management

— 100% data accuracy through the automated discovery of detailed device information

— Automatically track device location down to the rack unit

— Software license management

— Real-time data center auditing for IT asset accounting compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, CFR-11)

— Automated change control to reduce MTTR and increase availability

— Web services API provides integration with other asset and change management systems

Real-Time Monitoring

— Power and environmental monitoring down to the device level

— Server monitoring to identify servers which should be retired, virtualized or consolidated

— Identify servers which are not using power management

Enhanced Capacity Planning

— More accurate capacity planning data helps to reduce stranded power and shutdown risks

About No Limits Software

No Limits Software is a leading provider of data center management solutions, including asset management, capacity planning, and power and environmental monitoring. No Limits Software’s patent-pending solution is unique in that it automates asset management to the rack unit. The RaMP solution eliminates the need for physical audits, dramatically reduces the time to find and repair equipment, improves system availability and improves data center energy efficiency by providing accurate capacity planning.

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No Limits Software RaMP Solution Helps Resolve Problems More Quickly Using Automated Data Center Change Management

No Limits Software RaMP Solution Helps Resolve Problems More Quickly Using Automated Data Center Change Management











RaMP provides detailed device data, including configuration, power and sensor readings


St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) August 29, 2011

No Limits Software has extended the automated data center change management capabilities of their Rack Management Platform (RaMP) to allow data center managers to easily view all changes which may impact their critical assets. RaMP’s automated snapshots of asset configuration data allow data center managers to quickly find system changes which may result in system outages, thereby reducing mean time to repair (MTTR) and increasing system availability.

It is estimated that 80% of outages are due to a change and 80% of MTTR is trying to find out what changed. By looking at the changes for the affected asset, problem managers can typically recommend a fix to the problem over 80% of the time with a first fix rate of over 90%.

Let’s look at how RaMP could help in problem resolution. Suppose a server has lost connectivity with the network. The problem manager would bring up the change log for the affected server. Was the network cable moved to a new port? Was a new version of software installed that might impact connectivity? If no changes look like possible causes for the loss of connectivity, the problem manager can simply click a button to extend the list of changes to all devices to which the asset is associated. Now he can see changes to the router to which the server is connected to examine those changes for possible causes.

By automatically tracking all detected changes, RaMP can monitor both authorized changes and detected changes to reduce MTTR and increase overall system availability.

RaMP provides the following capabilities:

Automated Asset Management

— 100% data accuracy through the automated discovery of detailed device information

— Automatically track device location down to the rack unit

— Software license management

— Real-time data center auditing for IT asset accounting compliance (Sarbanes-Oxley, CFR-11)

— Automated change control to reduce MTTR and increase availability

— Web services API provides integration with other asset and change management systems

Real-Time Monitoring

— Power and environmental monitoring down to the device level

— Server monitoring to identify servers which should be retired, virtualized or consolidated

— Identify servers which are not using power management

Enhanced Capacity Planning

— More accurate capacity planning data helps to reduce stranded power and shutdown risks

About No Limits Software

No Limits Software is a leading provider of data center management solutions, including asset management, capacity planning, and power and environmental monitoring. No Limits Software’s patent-pending solution is unique in that it automates asset management to the rack unit. The RaMP solution eliminates the need for physical audits, dramatically reduces the time to find and repair equipment, improves system availability and improves data center energy efficiency by providing accurate capacity planning.

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Athena Software new Appointment Adds Fortune 500 Sales and Marketing Experience to Integrated Case Management Software Team

Athena Software new Appointment Adds Fortune 500 Sales and Marketing Experience to Integrated Case Management Software Team










(PRWEB) June 22, 2005

Greg Stanley Horn, President Athena Software.net, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Dana Fox to the position of Director of Business Development.

Dana Fox is former Director of Sales of Fuji Graphic Systems Canada and has held senior-level positions at fortune 500 corporations Polaroid Corporation, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Zenon Environmental and Uniroyal Goodrich.

Athena Software’s aggressive plans for worldwide expansion combine ecommerce strategies with strong personal relationships. Fox is uniquely qualified to lead that initiative with proven experience implementing successful multinational sales and marketing campaigns.    

about athena software.net

Athena software is one of the world’s most powerful and fully integrated case management and client information solutions designed for counseling, social work, mental health centers and EAP providers. Athena helps its customers reduce operating costs, increase efficiency and improve customer service by integrating human resources, notes, outcome evaluation and billing into one system. Athena solutions combine decades of combined experience with the power of server-based and open-source database technology. Athena gives the power to innovate and customize the system back to the customer without the cost. We make systems integration easy and affordable for people helping others.

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Halogen Software Signs 100th New Customer of 2004 – Company Growth Rides on Incredible Demand for its Employee Performance Management Software

Halogen Software Signs 100th New Customer of 2004 – Company Growth Rides on Incredible Demand for its Employee Performance Management Software










Ottawa (PRWEB) December 10, 2004

December 9, 2004 –Halogen Software Inc., a leading provider of Web-based employee performance management (EPM) software, has now signed more than 100 new customers so far in 2004. That makes 2004 the strongest year yet for the Ottawa-based company, and makes Halogen one of the most successful companies in its market space.

The new customer wins already translate into 200% year-over-year growth for Halogen—well above the industry rate projected by sector analysts. For example, Gartner analyst James Holincheck’s recently published report on Employee Performance Management (EPM) predicts that “the EPM software market will demonstrate at least a 15 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2008.”1

“Halogen’s growth has been propelled by its award-winning Halogen eAppraisal product—and the dedicated team behind it,” said Paul Loucks, President of Halogen Software. “We’re often told that our solutions have the features customers need, yet are much simpler and more cost-effective to implement and use than those of our competitors. The Christiana Care win we announced last week was another public confirmation of the value that we offer over our competitors.”

Delaware-based Christiana Care Health System is one of the premiere health care providers in the U.S. mid-Atlantic region. It recently selected Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare over competitive product offerings to automate performance evaluations for its 9,500 employees.

“Signing 100 clients this year is an impressive achievement, especially given that a majority of enterprises have yet to move beyond paper-based workforce performance management,” said Lisa Rowan, program manager for HR management and staffing services at technology research firm IDC. “Halogen’s success underscores the opportunity for automating this time-consuming and laborious event into an ongoing function that can drive new processes and guide organizational culture.”

About Halogen Software

Halogen Software Inc. is a leading provider of employee performance management (EPM) solutions. Founded in 2001 as a subsidiary of a successful consulting company, Halogen offers powerful, easy-to-use, and affordable Web-based software that dramatically improves HR and line-manager productivity. The company’s flagship product, Halogen eAppraisal, automates and simplifies time-consuming employee appraisals. Halogen eAppraisal Healthcare, created specifically for the healthcare industry, helps healthcare organizations to simplify the task of performing appraisals and meeting accreditation criteria. Halogen e360 automates and simplifies formal 360-degree feedback procedures and offers sophisticated performance reporting. For more information on Halogen Software, and to see details about some of its happy customers, visit: http://www.halogensoftware.com.

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URAC Seeks Public Comment on Standards for Disease Management Accreditation

URAC Seeks Public Comment on Standards for Disease Management Accreditation











Washington, DC (PRWEB) August 12, 2011

URAC, a leading health care accreditation and education organization, today opened a call for public comment to share input and opinions on proposed revised and new standards for its Disease Management Accreditation program. Purchasers, policy makers, consumers, health care management organizations, employers, and health plans are encouraged to provide their comments on the proposed URAC standards at http://www.urac.org/publiccomment/. The deadline for public comment is 6:00 p.m. EDT on Friday, September 23, 2011.

“URAC’s Disease Management program works to equip all types of organizations that provide services for individuals with chronic illness with the tools they need to better assess and respond to the needs of consumers,” said Alan P. Spielman, president and CEO of URAC. The revised and new disease management standards reflect the growing trends in the changing disease management industry.”

URAC’s process for the review, development and selection of standards is done collaboratively with multiple stakeholders working through a multi-stage process that includes public comment. The URAC Disease Management Focus and Advisory Groups, and Health Standards Committee have been actively engaged in the process of revising the current standards and developing new ones.

The standards open for comment are categorized in the following domains:

    Disease Management (DM) Program Scope and Objectives
    Disease Management (DM) Staffing
    Disease Management (DM) Performance Reporting
    Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
    Evaluating Eligible Populations
    Disease Management (DM) Program Design

The current standards were carefully reviewed and revised to best reflect recent trends within the disease management industry, in particular concepts related to managing multiple chronic conditions, increased patient activation and engagement, increased family and caregiver support, increased care coordination and processes for transitions of care – including working with the patient centered health care home (i.e., medical home), as well as the inclusion of process and health outcomes reporting.

Another major change to these standards is the requirement to report on specific cross-cutting and disease-specific performance measures, which will be released near the end of August under a separate public comment period.

For more information, please contact URAC’s Senior Manager for Product Development, Terri Moore, at (202) 326-3950 or email at tmoore(at)urac(dot)org.

About URAC

URAC, an independent, nonprofit organization, is well-known as a leader in promoting health care quality through its accreditation, education and measurement programs. URAC offers a wide range of quality benchmarking programs and services that keep pace with the rapid changes in the health care system, and provide a symbol of excellence for organizations to validate their commitment to quality and accountability. Through its broad-based governance structure and an inclusive standards development process, URAC ensures that all stakeholders are represented in establishing meaningful quality measures for the entire health care industry. For more information, visit http://www.urac.org.

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KePRO Promotes Barbara Knox to Vice President, Product Management

KePRO Promotes Barbara Knox to Vice President, Product Management










Harrisburg, PA (PRWEB) July 23, 2011

The Keystone Peer Review Organization, Inc. (KePRO) recently promoted Barbara Knox to the position of Vice President, Product Management. Ms. Knox assumes overall responsibility for directing, planning, and implementing all care management product development objectives.

In her new role, Ms. Knox will develop and implement KePRO’s strategic product development roadmap to maximize the company’s market position and strengthen its growth strategy. “Barbara has proven herself to be a health care market expert during her tenure with KePRO,” said Joseph A. Dougher, chief executive officer. “She will use her expertise to monitor market trends, analyze competitors, and ensure that KePRO’s products help members better manage their health.”

With over 20 years of experience in product development and marketing, Ms. Knox is highly qualified to position KePRO to better meet the needs of health care management clients. “My experience in product development and management, identifying market opportunities, strategic and operational planning, and reengineering and management of operational processes, will help position KePRO to maximize its market presence through innovative fully integrated products that deliver the best return on investment for clients.”

Prior to joining KePRO, Ms. Knox was Vice President of Product Management with SHPS, a health and human resource management company. She was responsible for the implementation of an integrated health management strategy, as well as the development of disease management, utilization management, case management and wellness/health promotion products.

Ms. Knox holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Marketing from the University of Baltimore and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Education from Morgan State University. She has received many awards and recognition, including 100 Leading Black Women, Who’s Who in American Women and 100 Leading Black Professional Women.

About KePRO

KePRO, a leading quality improvement and care management organization, offers innovative and outcomes-focused solutions to reduce the utilization of health care resources and optimize quality of care for public and commercial clients. KePRO’s comprehensive, member centric care management solutions go far beyond traditional utilization and case management by coordinating the care provided to members with acute, chronic and complex conditions across the continuum, and identifying members who are at the highest risk for future services, but have not yet had an acute event. Tailored programs maximize members’ quality of life, and realize greater cost savings for members and clients.

Headquartered in Pennsylvania, KePRO also has offices in Florida, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. KePRO is URAC health utilization management and case management accredited. For more information, visit http://www.kepro.com.

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New Billing Module Widens Appeal of Club Sentry Club Member Management Software

New Billing Module Widens Appeal of Club Sentry Club Member Management Software










(PRWEB) April 11, 2005

Club Sentry Software L.P. announced today the release of their Billing module. It includes invoicing of membership dues, with email or postal delivery options, and is now ready for use with their Club Management software.

Club Sentry Software, LP, a Northport, NY company, offers inexpensive but powerful member management software for small to medium sized health clubs, non-profit and civic organizations, skate parks or any member/membership driven organization. Club Sentry handles member management by tracking active members check-in and check-out information with picture ID. Club Sentry has installations in residential clubs, skate parks and commercial health clubs. The optional photo system allows clubs to positively identify their members with digital photographs instead of costly membership cards.

“We wanted to offer a solid, inexpensive, feature rich software package that would allow clubs to add functionality when they needed it,” said Scott Rodgers, President of Club Sentry. While the Member photo system was the first additional module the company offered, the billing module marks a milestone for the company. “By releasing the Billing module, we make ourselves more appealing to a wider variety of clubs, including the commercial health and fitness industry,” continued Mr. Rodgers, “Soon we will include POS, Inventory, Security and mail/email merge modules to enahance our offerings, but we will continue to keep the base package priced under $ 200.” Additional functionality is currently being developed including Point of Sale and Inventory tracking while the company’s EFT module is preparing for release. By offering new functionality in modules, clubs can purchase the features they need when they need it, without paying for ones they don’t use.

The company is based out of Northport, NY, but most of its sales are handled through their web site at: http://www.clubsentry.com/product_pr01.htm. “By putting our marketing and support efforts onto the Internet, we can offer a more automated, less expensive package for the club and gain a wider global audience,” said JD Williams, VP of Marketing “Our e-mail support further reduces support costs to the users, especially those in the UK and the Bahamas.”

Club Sentry is currently being used by commercial and residential health clubs, skate parks, and YMCA related after school and athletic programs. “One of our goals is to be a useful tool in a number of industries such as Daycare, Martial Arts and Dance classes, Churches, Country Clubs and other membership driven organizations,” said Mr. Williams, “We want to offer so many features, that any industry would be able to utilize Club Sentry. From simple member checkin to building access and ‘on account’ purchasing with biometric identification, POS and Inventory, EFT for monthly dues and Scheduling, Club Sentry will make sure you have what you need to run your club.”

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DIA 6th Canadian Annual Meeting Benefit and Risk Management: An Evolution in Progress

DIA 6th Canadian Annual Meeting Benefit and Risk Management: An Evolution in Progress











Horsham, PA (Vocus) October 8, 2008

The Drug Information Association (DIA) will host the 6th Canadian Annual Meeting (November 5-7; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) to discuss a number of important issues facing Health Canada, the pharmaceutical industry, health academia, and the health care system.

As the universally respected forum for quality information exchange leading to better medicines that enhance health and well-being, DIA, along with members of the Canadian pharmaceutical industry, are joining forces to promote safe and appropriate medication use among Canadians.

To this end, the 6th Canadian Annual Meeting will include parallel tracks focusing on:


    Biologics
    Risk Management planning
    Challenges in evidence generation and uptake in the real-world environment
    Pharmacovigilance planning
    Medical risk communications
    Progressive drug development
    Scientific and regulatory challenges of drug/Device combination products
    Quality-by-design continuous improvement
    International regulatory cooperation
    eSubmissions/Document management
    Natural Health Products

More than 30 exhibiting companies will be on hand to showcase their products and services.

About the Drug Information Association (DIA)

DIA serves more than 30,000 professionals in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and regulatory industries worldwide. Through its domestic and international meetings, training courses, workshops and webinars, DIA provides a neutral global forum for the exchange of information critical to the advancement of the drug discovery and lifecycle management processes. Headquartered in Horsham, PA, USA, and with offices in Basel, Switzerland, Tokyo, Japan, and Mumbai, India, the Association is led by its volunteer-based Board of Directors and executive management team. For more information, visit http://www.diahome.org or call 215-442-6100.

Contact:

Joe Krasowski

215-293-5812

Joe.Krasowski @ diahome.org

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Government 2.0 Requires New Information Technology Governance and Risk Management to Ensure Success

Government 2.0 Requires New Information Technology Governance and Risk Management to Ensure Success












Ottawa, Canada (Vocus) November 22, 2010

“Governments are faced with a ‘new normal’ of responding to increased citizen demand with reducing budgets,” according to Doug Hadden, Vice President Products at FreeBalance. FreeBalance, a global Government Resource Planning (GRP) software company, will participate in the FMI of Canada Professional Development (PD) Week. The annual conference is taking place at the Hotel Lac-Leamy in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada from November 22 to 26, 2010. The FMI conference is focused on striking the right balance of risk and control.

Doug Hadden will host an interactive session on how transparency and accountability have become strong themes in government. Titled “The Emperor Has No Clothes – Risk and Results in an Increasing Transparent and Government 2.0 World,” this session will explore how social media and open government initiatives have introduced a new risk and reward paradigm for public servant careers and for government organizations. Transparency, in itself, has become a key performance indicator. An updated methodology on calculating open government value and improving governance structures will be discussed. The session will be held from 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Wednesday November 24, 2010 in the Hotel Lac-Leamy Krieghoff Room.

“Government 2.0 supports government economic incubation and services modernization,” said Doug Hadden, Vice President of Products at FreeBalance. “Innovation is alive and well in government and will be further transformed thanks to Government 2.0. How Government 2.0 technology enables managing for results will be discussed during the session.” Many of the subjects to be discussed are being expanded on the FreeBalance Sustainability Blog — http://www.freebalance.com/blog .

The FMI of Canada 2010 PD Week will trace government efforts to counter the effects of the global recession. It features a series of workshops and information sessions that elaborate on risk and control, striking a balance and public service renewal. The annual five-day conference draws more than 2,400 public financial management professionals to the National Capital Region of Canada. Panel discussions and exhibits provide an opportunity for participants to explore a range of new ideas, products and services.

Members of the FreeBalance team will be available for the duration of the conference to discuss and demonstrate FreeBalance web-based Government Resource Planning (GRP) solutions. FreeBalance Version 7 supports the unique and evolving requirements of government, including GRP, Government Performance Management, Government 2.0, Shared Services and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA). FreeBalance Version 7 covers the entire budget cycle and provides fiscal control over fund allocations, expenditures, appropriations, revenue administration, and human resources. FreeBalance Version 7 is a fully compliant J2EE solution. The n-tier architecture allows departments and agencies to leverage existing web, application and database clusters. Unlike traditional software solutions, the FreeBalance Accountability Suite is fully web based and has no hidden client/server technologies.

The FreeBalance Accountability Suite is one of the most widely deployed financial management systems inside the Government of Canada. More than 50 government departments and agencies use FreeBalance software for enhanced public financial management.

About the Financial Management Institute of Canada

The Financial Management Institute of Canada (fmi*igf) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit volunteer association, founded in 1962. What started out as a small group of senior federal government accountants meeting around a lunch table to discuss issues of financial management and the role of financial advisors within government has grown to thousands of members, both within and outside the public sector, all working to improve the financial management of all levels of government across Canada. For more information, visit http://www.fmi.ca .

About Doug Hadden

Doug Hadden is an industry veteran with an extensive experience in enterprise technologies. Hadden has more than 20 years of management, sales, marketing and product management experience at several industry-leading public and private companies, including Standard Register, Delano Technology, Platform Computing, Hummingbird, and Olivetti. Hadden is a recognized expert in strategic planning and technology in government.

As VP Products at FreeBalance, Hadden is responsible for all aspects of global marketing, business development and product management. Hadden is also the Chief Customer Advocate responsible for aligning FreeBalance activities with customer priorities. He holds a BA Honours degree in Political Science from Carleton University.

About FreeBalance

FreeBalance helps governments around the world leverage robust Government Resource Planning (GRP) technology to accelerate country growth. FreeBalance software solutions for public financial and human resource management support reform and modernization to improve governance, transparency and accountability. Good governance is required to improve development results. For more information, visit http://www.freebalance.com .

Media Contact:

James Elrick

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FreeBalance

Tel: +1 (613) 218 4938

jelrick(at)FreeBalance(dot)com

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