Park Select Raleigh Announces Grand Opening
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Park Select Raleigh Announces Grand Opening
Park Select, a North Carolina based parking management firm, announced today the grand opening of their new Raleigh location.
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iKeepSafe Adds Linnette Attai To Their Advisory Board

iKeepSafe Adds Linnette Attai To Their Advisory Board | Park Select Raleigh Announces Grand Opening |
Arlington, VA ( December 04, 2012           iKeepSafe is delighted to announce the addition of Linnette Attai to its Advisory Board.
Linnette is a media and marketing compliance executive with extensive expertise navigating regulatory and self-regulatory environments surrounding advertising, marketing, content, privacy, safety and ethical concerns. Since 2000, her primary area of focus has been the multi-billion dollar children’s entertainment industry, and the special considerations faced by consumer product, food, movie, toy, video game, television, digital and mobile companies creating content and marketing intended for children and teens.
As the founder of PlayWell, LLC, Linnette focuses on guiding clients through compliance concerns related to media and marketing, including digital and mobile privacy and safety concerns. She has previously served as Vice President, Standards & Practices for Nickelodeon, and as a compliance executive with CBS.
Linnette has advised the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) on children’s issues, helping to write their guidelines on children’s advertising, and leading a subcommittee on children’s privacy. She was also an active participant on the MMA’s subcommittee on behavioral targeting, and is a member of the Children’s Media Association. Her work in children’s media dovetails with a keen interest in societal issues impacting children, including education, health and safety. In 2010 she completed the Executive Education Training Program at Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders to further explore business practices of organizations centered on improving the lives of children.
A native of New York, Linnette completed her undergraduate degree at Connecticut College and received her MBA in Marketing and Management from Fordham Graduate School of Business Administration.
“iKeepSafe is thrilled to welcome Ms. Attai as a new member of the Advisory Board,” iKeepSafe CEO and President Marsali Hancock said. “With her background experience and genuine passion for digital and mobile privacy concerns, she will be a valuable asset. We are lucky to have her.”
About the Internet Keep Safe Coalition   The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) is a broad partnership of governors and first spouses, attorneys general, public health and educational professionals, law enforcement and industry leaders working together for the health and safety of youth online. The Coalition provides innovative resources, including parent tutorials and educational materials like the Faux Paw the Techno Cat® Internet safety book series and animated films for children. iKeepSafe uses its unique partnerships to disseminate the safety resources to families worldwide, including its Generation Safe™ program launched in the U.S., Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam. To learn more, visit
About PlayWell
PlayWell was founded by Linnette Attai, an expert in the regulatory and self-regulatory compliance issues related to privacy, safety, platform development, and marketing to children and teens across all media platforms. PlayWell’s services are designed to provide customized support to a variety of stakeholders in the children’s and teen media and marketing industries, including: Website and Mobile Companies, Toy Industry, Motion Picture Industry, Video Game Industry, Food and Beverage Industries, Consumer Packaged Goods Companies, Advertising and Marketing Agencies, Media Agencies, Industry Trade Organizations, Government Affairs Teams, Advertising and Privacy Attorneys, Digital Safety Advocates, Content Providers, Venture Capitalists, Corporate Social Responsibility Specialists, Government Offices. To learn more, visit:


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TTARA Takes Times to Task

TTARA Takes Times to Task | Park Select Raleigh Announces Grand Opening |
Austin, TX ( December 06, 2012           The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association responded today to a recent series on tax incentives published in the New York Times.  The Times contends that Texas gives out a whopping $19 billion annually in tax incentives—more than any other state.
“The Times’ contends that Texas is unique in offering certain incentives, which, in fact are basic tax exemptions common across the states,” TTARA’s President, Dale Craymer said.  “They selectively count the costs for Texas but ignore them for other states.  Their conclusions are misleading and simply wrong.”
For example, over half of the value of “incentives” the Times attributes to Texas is the sales tax exemption for raw materials consumed in manufacturing.   Virtually all other states offer the same exemption as a way to prevent tax pyramiding.  The Times, however, excludes those values from their ranking for California, Illinois, Florida, New York, and a myriad of other states.  This results in the erroneous conclusion that Texas somehow offers more incentives than other states.
“The key difference between Texas and these other states,” Craymer commented, “is that Texas is transparent in our tax policy and provides publicly available estimates.  Many other states do not, so the Times ignored them in its calculations.”
“Further, many of these exemptions are designed to prevent economic distortions associated with taxing a business’s productive costs.  To count these very common and basic exemptions as tax incentives is the same as arguing that Texas’ sales tax exemption for groceries creates an incentive to eat.”
A more recent, academically honest, report on state tax incentives and business tax costs, Location Matters, was prepared by the Tax Foundation.  Surprisingly, Texas scores much lower on incentives than what the Times suggests. 
“Taxes aside, there are many reasons for businesses to locate in Texas—efficient regulation, rational tort laws, policy stability, etc.,” Craymer said. 
“What you simply won’t find is a $19 billion bonanza of handouts.”
The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) is a non-profit, non-partisan membership-supported organization of businesses and individuals interested in state and local fiscal policies in Texas and the way those policies impact our economy.  TTARA members operate in every part of Texas; they employ and provide incomes to thousands of Texans; they produce or provide every type of good or service Texans consume; and, they provide a huge portion of the revenue that supports public services at every level of government.  TTARA has been recognized as the state’s leading organization specializing in tax and fiscal policy for more than 50 years.  


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NEANY Inc. to Unveil New System at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012

NEANY Inc. to Unveil New System at AUVSI’s  Unmanned Systems North America 2012 | Park Select Raleigh Announces Grand Opening |

New Unmanned Surface Vehicle, Arrow UAV, and Ground Control System will be on display...

Hollywood, MD ( July 31, 2012 NEANY Inc., an industry leader in providing time-sensitive, tactical response solutions, is pleased to be an exhibitor this year at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 on August 6-9 in Las Vegas, NV.  Attendees to the conference will be the first to witness NEANY’s newest system; an unmanned surface vehicle equipped with an ARES 7.62mm Externally Powered Gun (EPG), Precision Remotes’ TRAP T-360 Ultra-light Weapon Mount, and i2Tech’s i200L camera.  NEANY will also exhibit its flagship UAS the Arrow and signature Ground Control Station, and have information on hand for the Sky Kite, a new and versatile lighter-than-air vehicle used for surveillance. 


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DDS Joins Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Brown In Celebrating The 81st Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

DDS Joins Governor Edmund G Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Brown In Celebrating The 81st Annual Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting | Park Select Raleigh Announces Grand Opening |

Christian Anderson (10) who has special needs will help light the tree...

Sacramento, CA ( December 04, 2012                           The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) joins Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and First Lady Anne Brown in kicking off the holiday season with the 81st annual State Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. The ceremony will be held on the West Steps of the State Capitol beginning at 4:30 p.m.
Christian Anderson (age 10) of Costa Mesa, California, has been selected from the more than 250,000 children and adults served by DDS to help the Governor and First Lady light the tree and hang a special ornament. This will be the 30th year that a child with a developmental disability will participate in the ceremony.  Christian is looking forward to the experience and said, “I am very excited to go light the tree and meet Governor Brown, and explore Sacramento.”
The tree is decorated with hundreds of hand-crafted festive ornaments made by children and adults with developmental disabilities who receive support and services from the state’s developmental centers and 21 non-profit regional centers and decorated with 10,000 ultra-low wattage LED lights.
Christian is the youngest of three boys born to Brian and Lee Anderson. All three boys -- Christian, Patrick (16) and Brandon (17) -- have been diagnosed with autism. Christian began receiving specialized therapy at the age of 12 months from the Regional Center of Orange County (RCOC) and was placed in an Early Start Program at 18 months after his autism diagnosis was confirmed. He received therapies and treatment to address his developmental delays. These services give Christian and his family the tools they need to allow him to reach his potential. Today, at age 10, Christian continues to receive services for his autism disability at the RCOC through the Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services Act.
Christian enjoys learning alongside his classmates in a 5th grade classroom taught by Tami Fowler at College Park Elementary School in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. He is involved in many extracurricular activities, including playing the clarinet in the school band, Cub Scouts, playing catcher on his Little League team, participating in two Special Olympics events with the Huntington Beach Roadrunners team and bowling with the Fountain Valley Sharkwaves.
“Christian Anderson is a shining example of how regional center services support children with developmental disabilities and their families to maximize independence later in life,” said Diana Dooley, Secretary of the California Health and Human Services Agency.
“We congratulate Christian Anderson for being selected to help the Governor light the tree during the ceremony,” said Terri Delgadillo, Director of the Department of Developmental Services. “The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony is a wonderful way to welcome the holiday season and to celebrate children and adults with special needs.”
For more information about Christian Anderson, please contact Nancy Lungren, Assistant Director of Communications, at (916) 616-8265, (916) 654-1820, or Visit for information about programs and services. The Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting is open to the public and credentialed media. Members of the public are asked to RSVP at and encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate to the California Emergency Foodlink.
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Alfred State Ranked No. 7 Among Top Public Regional Colleges/ North by U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges Report

Alfred State Ranked No. 7 Among Top Public Regional Colleges/ North by U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges Report | Park Select Raleigh Announces Grand Opening |
Alfred, NY ( September 28, 2012 Alfred State ranks no. 7 among top public schools/regional colleges (north) according to the most recent U.S. News and World Report’s 2013 Best Colleges report for the second year in a row. 
Additionally, Alfred State ranked no. 23 on the list of top regional colleges in the North, up from the no. 25 spot last year. Alfred State was also included in the rankings of those colleges with the highest average freshman retention rate, coming in at 74 percent.  These figures represent a gain over previous year’s rankings!
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