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Qualfon Employees Donate 26,366 Hours of Service to Community Organizations in 2014

(PRWEB) January 27, 2015

Qualfon, a people-driven business process outsourcing (BPO) company and global provider of contact center services, announced today that roughly 11,086 of its employees volunteered 26,366 hours of service to more than 45 charitable organizations and non-profit agencies across four countries during the 2014 calendar year.

“This astonishing contribution comes straight from the hearts of our employee volunteers around the world,” explained Roberto Sanchez Mejorada, Qualfon’s Chief Mission Officer. “Qualfon’s company mission is to ‘be the best BPO. Make people’s lives better.’ So as a company, we create opportunities that encourage our employees to give their time and expertise to local organizations and make a difference in their communities. It’s incredible what happens when you enable people to help others.”

The 26,366 hours of donated time and volunteer service stem from Qualfon’s Give@Work program, which focuses on building relationships with schools, charitable organizations, and non-profit agencies in the communities where Qualfon operates contact centers. Through these relationships, Qualfon sponsors events and activities that serve the needs of the local people. Some of the 2014 Give@Work activities included building homes and classrooms, rehabilitation projects after natural disasters, environmental sustainability projects, and spending time with children and the elderly.

“We collaborated with partner institutions to help transform communities, working with people of all ages, caring for the poor and sick, and running projects related to education, environment, health and construction. We also invested in our volunteers, helping them develop new skills, increasing their professional experience, growing their self-esteem and improving their personal lives,” said Sanchez Mejorada. “This volunteer work illustrates how our Qualfon family fosters compassion, empathy, tolerance, gratitude, responsibility and a sense of community through our STRIDES company values: Service, Teamwork, Results, Integrity, Dignity, Encouragement and Spirituality.”

Some of the most notable Give@Work events from 2014 include Qualfon’s work with Habitat for Humanity in Guyana and its response to Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. In Dumaguete, Philippines and in Georgetown, Guyana, South America, employees rebuilt homes for those in need. Additionally, in the hardest hit areas of Tacloban, Philippines, Qualfon volunteers adopted 35 families affected by the typhoon, offering friendship, resources, and outreach programs including emotional support and spiritual counseling.

The typhoon response program:

-Rebuilt three houses

-Repaired 15 houses

-Provided sources of livelihood to five families

-Allocated financial funding to those in the greatest need

-Sponsored two, three-day mission trips to Tacloban

-Partnered with clients, employees, friends, and the Catholic World Mission to make contributions for reconstruction efforts

“When people connect to the needs of others and exercise solidarity with them, they achieve emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Qualfon recognizes this powerful effect and sees it as an important part of our company’s calling to serve others. All of our 2014 Give@Work activities illustrate our dedication as a company to continually seek ways to respond to this calling. We believe that with God we can do the unimaginable,” said Sanchez Mejorada. “We dream of making the world a better place by improving the lives of individuals and communities.”

About Qualfon

Qualfon is a people-driven business process outsourcing (BPO) company and a global provider of contact center services and back-office processing. With experienced BPO leadership and a strong track record of business growth dating back to our founding in 1995, Qualfon helps companies reduce costs and deliver superior customer experiences. Today, we have 11,000 employees serving international brands across many industries, and our intelligent outsourcing locations span the United States, the Philippines, Guyana S.A., Mexico, and China. Qualfon’s mission to “Be the Best BPO, Make People’s Lives Better” means we invest in our people and, in return, they take better care of you and your customers. Qualfon’s employee retention is twice the industry average, which creates a people-driven value chain: Our employees stay longer, providing you a higher quality service at a lower price.

Best Headphones for Running Website Posts New Article about the Top Running Headphones for 2014

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 01, 2015

Best Headphones for Running, a website that is devoted to offering the highest quality and greatest headphones for running and working out, has just posted a new and in-depth article about the top running headphones for 2014. The article was compiled based on user experience, ratings, and rating distributions.

As a spokesperson for Best Headphones for Running noted, many people want to listen to their favorite music while working out at the gym, running or playing other sports. However, trying to decide which headphones are best can be a confusing and even overwhelming process. In addition, sometimes the music that comes out of headphones is so distorted it can be hard to hear during a workout.

This is where the new article on Best Headphones for Running can help—by offering in-depth and unbiased reviews of Bluetooth headphones for running, in-ear headphones and many others, runners can decide which products are best for them.

As the new article notes, one of the best running headphones is the Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones. The high-quality headphones will provide runners with outstanding sound while running.

“In addition to the flawless sound quality, you’ll love these headphones because of the StayHear tips, which fit perfectly in your ear for maximum security,” the review noted, adding that unlike most earbuds, people won’t have any trouble with them slipping out when running or even jumping.

“They also come in a variety of colors, and have an optional microphone for iOS devices in case you ever need to take a phone call while out on a jog.”

For those who are looking for Bluetooth sport headphones, the JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth model also gets rave reviews. Instead of the firm head and neck band style that is common in most Bluetooth headphones, the JayBird BlueBuds features a typical headphone wire between two earbuds. The Bluetooth headphones provide runners with eight solid hours of music before needing to change the battery, and the sound quality is outstanding.

Anybody who would like to learn more about Best Headphones for Running is welcome to visit the user-friendly website; there, they can read the article about the top 2014 headphones in its entirety.

About Best Headphones for Running:

Best Headphones for Running is where to find best of the best headphones for running, work out, or sport currently available in the market. For more information, please visit

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November 2014 Savannah Food and Wine Festival

Savannah, Georgia (PRWEB) November 28, 2014

Foodies and oenophiles – pack your bags and hop a train to Georgia! It’s time for an entire week of fabulous wining and dining at the Savannah Food & Wine Festival. From November 10 through 16, enjoy wine dinners, tastings, classes, exhibits, art, authors, and a whole lot of Southern hospitality throughout unique and charming seaside city of Savannah. Festivities culminate in the main event on Saturday – A Taste of Savannah.

This year’s Taste stretches from Ellis Square to Johnson Square and features food from some of best Savannah restaurants, hundreds of spirits and wines, a Belgian beer garden, cooking demonstrations, art, a Celebrity Author’s Tent, Bartender’s Challenge, Waiter’s Race, activities for kids, and more. Many of the individual events are located close to downtown Savannah Georgia hotels, so make a reservation and check out some of these Festival highlights:

Monday, November 10 – Bethesda Farm to Table Dinner at Bethesda Academy, featuring Georgia Grown products and local chefs. Reception at 5:00 PM, dinner at 6:00 PM.

Tuesday, November 11 – Master Class Series begins at the 700 Kitchen Cooking School, Mansion on Forsyth Park. Join three top chefs and a Master Sommelier in this series of four interactive and highly enjoyable food and wine classes, presented from Tuesday through Thursday.

Wednesday, November 12 – Celebrity Chef Tour at The Manson on Forsyth Park. Reception at 6:00 PM, dinner at 7:00 PM.

Thursday, November 13 –

Grand Reserve Tasting at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Friday, November 14 –

Learning Experiences at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center include six mouthwatering demonstrations of southern cooking, food and wine pairings, the art of bourbon, and grilling techniques.

Saturday, November 15 -

Taste of Savannah at Ellis Square from 1:00 to 5:00 PM (VIP Lounge ticketholders have early access at noon for tastings of select wines, craft cocktails and delicious treats, as well as meet-and-greet with celebrity winemakers, authors and chefs).

Sunday, November 16 -

Jazz & Bubbles Brunch at Aqua Star at the Westin Savannah from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. What a lovely way to say “Until next year, ya’ll.”


Savannah has any number of quality lodging choices, but here are three excellent downtown Savannah Georgia hotels to consider:

Andaz Savannah, 14 Barnard Street on Ellis Square – sleek, arty, urban, relaxed. This Historic District hotel is walking distance to cafés, top-rated restaurants, shopping, historic homes, Ghost Tours and the river front. Very southern yet very modern, guests love the hospitable service, welcome cocktail, complimentary in-room snacks, and inviting breakfast buffet. The hotel has a pool and workout room, so no need to forego your fitness routine for travel.

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, 102 West Bay Street – vintage, warm, oak and brick, antiques. Wake up to a view of the Savannah River before a day of Broughton and River Street shopping, then enjoy cocktails, dinner, and sunset from the rooftop terrace. This eclectic boutique hotel offers top-notch service in a great location. Spotless guestrooms include all the modern conveniences, including complimentary Internet access.

Westin Savannah Harbor and Golf Resort on Hutchinson Island – golf, beaches, luxury, peaceful. This modern resort hotel in the heart of the historic Savannah River District has it all including a spa, a fitness center, and dock and marina services. A complimentary water ferry ride will take you to River Street where you’ll be within walking distance or a carriage ride away from popular Savannah attractions. Many 2014 Savannah Wine & Food Festival events – the Grand Reserve Tasting, Le Grande Cochon, Winemaker Cellar Dinner, and the Jazz & Bubbles Brunch – are hosted by the Westin Savannah Harbor. How convenient!


The “Hostess City of the South” is renowned for its historic past, its checkerboard of 22 park-like squares, and its unique culture – so vividly painted by John Berendt in his New York Times bestseller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. In addition to an extremely healthy food and wine presence, modern day Savannah offers a lifestyle that is increasingly attractive to Boomers and retirees. Shopping, museums, the arts community, period architecture, educational and lifelong learning opportunities, and a long list of intriguing residents, past and present, are just some of the draws. Homes for sale in Savannah Georgia average in the $ 250K selling price range, making it an affordable choice, as well. In 2012, this coastal Georgia jewel was named one of the Best Cities to Retire In by Forbes magazine, and Money Magazine named Savannah one of the Top 100 Places to Retire. We can’t disagree!

Savannah, founded in 1733 and the oldest city in Georgia, is situated along the intracoastal waterways, 20 miles upriver from the Atlantic Ocean. Although buffered by barrier islands of the Georgia northern coastal region, an occasional hurricane can add some excitement. With a moderate to tropical climate, residents enjoy water and outdoor sports almost year around. Golf, fishing and boating are favorite pastimes. The beaches of Hilton Head Island and Tybee Island are short drives from downtown Savannah. Dozens of beautiful gated and master-planned communities in Savannah, represented by some of the best real estate agents in Savannah GA, take full advantage of Lowcountry waterways and tranquil landscapes.

Life in Savannah is punctuated by culture and the arts, offering such attractions as the incredible Telfair Museums, The Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah Dance Theatre, the Savannah Philharmonic, The Savannah Jazz Festival, the Savannah Theatre, and many other arts organizations. Over 200 festivals take place annually in and around Savannah celebrating the cuisine, culture and history of the area. Historic homes, cemeteries and forts offer tours. Local universities, such as Savannah State and Armstrong State, and satellite campuses such as Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern provide endless opportunities for academic experiences and lifelong learning.

Savannah’s neighborhoods are diverse, offering something for all tastes. In addition to the Savannah Historic District, there are four other historic districts in the greater Savannah area. More than 100 neighborhoods dot Downtown, Midtown, Southside, Eastside, Westside, and Southwest Savannah. There are approximately 2,000 homes for sale in Savannah, Georgia, at any given time – with a buyer’s market currently prevailing in many quarters. After a week of Savannah fun, food, hospitality and culture, folks just may decide Savannah is the place to spend the next phase of life.

About Real Estate Scorecard:

Real Estate Scorecard writes unbiased real estate reviews providing in-depth information about popular gated communities in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee, all in an effort to help people discover where to retire in the Southeast.


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Cubic Showcases Whats Next for Live, Virtual and Constructive Training Technologies at I/ITSEC 2014

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (PRWEB) December 01, 2014

Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB) will demonstrate innovative capabilities for Live, Virtual and Constructive (LVC) training for increased effectiveness and readiness assessment at the 2014 Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC). I/ITSEC is the world’s largest modeling, simulation and training conference held Dec. 1-5 in Orlando, Fla.

“As the needs of U.S. and allied forces evolve, Cubic is committed to developing effective and affordable training solutions by listening to our customers and driving innovation into the areas they need most,” said Dave Schmitz, president of Cubic Defense Applications. “Our goal and investments are centered on effective methods and technologies to enable the highest level of mission readiness. We are developing training systems that play a vital role in the development and sustainment of our warfighters.”

Some of the next-generation Cubic products and services to be exhibited at the conference include:

Augmented Reality Glasses Observation Network (ARGON): An augmented reality solution that increases the realism and fidelity of battlefield effects for indirect and direct fire, and live force-on-force engagements for more effective training.

CyberMASTER: A Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution that increases cyber training effectiveness and reduces hardware costs through cloud-based delivery of realistic “Red Flag” cybersecurity exercise environments.

NeuroBridge: A neuroscience-based software solution that is used with Cubic’s LVC training systems to optimize how the trainee’s brain functions in real time to improve situational awareness and assessment. NeuroBridge is easy to use, customizable and cost effective.

EST3000™: A small arms marksmanship training device that is portable, indoor, multipurpose and multilane. EST 3000™ replicates crew and individual live fire exercises for increased safety, cost effectiveness and efficiency. EST 3000™ integrates with Cubic’s NeuroBridge technology for accurate feedback and assessment.

Cloud Enabled Training Service (CETS): Cloud-hosted services and applications are used to manage the entire spectrum of training activities – from after action review to life cycle management. CETS is accessible anytime, anywhere for increased efficiency and cost savings.

Plan X: An end-to-end cyber warfare program that uses automated systems, the latest Infrastructure As Code (IAC) deployment and intuitive interfaces to effectively train future cyber operators using a simulated cyber mission workflow to plan, manage and execute a cyberattack in real time.

Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Immersive Courseware Simulator: Demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s new LCS virtual training program. Set within the Immersive Virtual Shipboard Environment (IVSE), trainees perform tasks in a realistic multi-user environment. The LCS Immersive Courseware Simulator is a cost effective solution that allows trainees to function within complex systems at a fraction of the cost.

LCS Mission Bay Trainer: Demonstration of the U.S. Navy’s LCS tactile training program that highlights hands-on interaction for more effective training. Trainees use identical replicas of actual equipment and controls to perform required tasks in a highly immersive gaming environment.

Attendees may view the latest innovations and demonstrations at the Cubic booth #721, located in the Orange County Convention Center. For more information please visit

About Cubic Corporation

Cubic Corporation is the parent company of three major business segments. Cubic Transportation Systems is a leading integrator of payment and information technology and services for intelligent travel solutions. Cubic Defense Applications is a leading provider of realistic combat training systems and secure communications. Mission Support Services is a leading provider of training, operations, maintenance, technical and other support services for the U.S. and allied nations. For more information about Cubic, see the company’s Web site at

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Summerlin Asset Management Introduces Self Directed IRAs in November 2014 Offering Tax Savings Benefits for Investors

Irvine, California (PRWEB) November 10, 2014

Maybe they would prefer to invest in cattle in Wyoming, a gas station in Philadelphia or an underwater cemetery in Miami? Impossible or even illegal, some may say. This is not so, according to the Internal Revenue Service tax code. Self Directed alternative IRAs, which are more widely known for their ability to fund real estate, can also be used for private equity investments, such as limited liability corporations, private stock offerings, leases and joint ventures.

Many investors do not realize that investing IRA money in private 1st Trust Deed Mortgage Notes is perfectly legitimate, and has been since 1974. Review Internal Revenue Code Sections 408 & 4975.

If the thought of investing in real estate is of interest, without the hassles of dealing with tenants and repairs, then perhaps investing retirement funds in trust deeds or mortgage notes may be something to consider. Using a Self Directed IRA ( ) to invest in trust deeds or mortgage notes can be an attractive option, because it allows the ability to earn tax free, passive income in a secured lending arrangement.

A trust deed or mortgage note is a financial agreement between a borrower and private investor in which the promissory note is backed by a deed of trust recorded on the property. The borrower executes a note payable to the IRA owner and promises to pay a certain interest rate on the loaned money, plus repay the principal amount within a specific time frame. The monthly income from these payments may generate a higher-yielding return than an IRA in the form of monthly income. In the event the borrower defaults on their loan obligations, the IRA receives claim to the property once the property goes through foreclosure. While all investments involve risk, trust deeds or mortgage notes may offer a Self Directed IRA ( ) owner, the opportunity to re-coup a portion or all of their original investment through the sale of the property.

IRA funds are typically invested in public stocks, bonds, mutual funds and money markets. They can also be invested in Real Estate, Trust Deeds, Mortgages, Promissory Notes and Private Stock/Bonds. It can be very lucrative to purchase the best and safest investments with IRA funds to avoid income and capital gains taxes. This works especially well with a large amount of money in an IRA account.

About Summerlin Asset Management

Summerlin Asset Management seeks to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns through investments in collateralized first position mortgages. Their management team executes this strategy by combining a sophisticated valuation analysis, pricing discipline, and professional mortgage workout solutions that benefit the borrower and Summerlin. For more information about purchasing first trust deeds with your Self Directed IRA please call 928-854-7747.

Call Summerlin today and start earning double digit returns.

Tel.: (928) 854-7747


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Edgelink is a Returning Gold Sponsor of Portland Startup Weekend 2014

Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

Edgelink is pleased to announce that we will be a returning gold sponsor for Portland Startup Weekend, taking place November 14 – 16, 2014. PSU Business Accelerator, Oregon’s leading technology incubator and the home to more than 30 promising technology and science startups, will host the event.

Portland Startup Weekend seeks to provide opportunities for entrepreneurs to pitch ideas to gain funding and teammates to transform their concept into a reality. Participants get 60 seconds to pitch an idea on Friday night and if they are chosen to continue in the competition, they will have a working prototype in order by Sunday night, 54 hours later. Investors and sponsors contribute ideas, hosting, tools and plenty of feedback throughout the process. PSU Business Accelerator is an ideal location, providing office and lab space plus a menu of services designed with the fast-growing startup’s needs in mind. This highly energetic and innovative event seeks to launch teams and startups in one weekend.

“Startups are near and dear to our hearts at Edgelink. Portland Startup Weekend provides excellent networking opportunities for people looking to turn their ideas a reality and a business that can grow and prosper. We are so pumped to be part of the action and hear the great ideas people bring to the table,” said Mike Miadich, founder and VP of Contract Services at Edgelink.

Startup Weekends are held throughout the world to provide inspiration and support to aspiring entrepreneurs. The events help businesses determine if their ideas are viable and how they can be brought to market. For more information on Portland Startup Weekend, please visit

About EdgeLink

EdgeLink makes the jobs of clients easier and improves the careers of talented tech professionals. Their knowledge of the tech industry and experience within the tech communities they serve are two of the top reasons companies and candidates choose to work with them. They’re not a “one-size-fits all” IT staffing firm. They take a personalized, targeted and consultative approach to reach the area’s best mid- to executive-level technology professionals for contract, contract-to-hire and direct-hire basis, matching the right candidate with the right company. To learn more about EdgeLink and their services, visit