Today In History – February 13, 2012

1945 – During World War II, the Soviets captured Budapest, Hungary, from the German army.

1945 – During World War II, Allied aircraft began bombing the German city of Dresden.

1947 – “Family Theatre” was heard for the first time on Mutual radio.

1955 – Israel acquired 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls.

1960 – France detonated its first atomic bomb.

1965 – Sixteen-year-old Peggy Fleming won the ladies senior figure skating title at Lake Placid, NY.

1971 – South Vietnamese troops invaded Laos. They were backed by U.S. air and artillery support.

1984 – Konstantin Chernenko was chosen to be general secretary of the Soviet Communist Party’s Central Committee, succeeding the late Yuri Andropov.

1985 – The Dow Jones industrial average closed at a record high of 1297.92 after it topped the 1300 mark earlier in the trading session.

1990 – In Ottawa, the United States and its European allies forged an agreement with the Soviet Union and East Germany on a two-stage formula to reunite Germany.

1991 – Hundreds of Iraqis were killed by two laser-guided bombs that destroyed an underground facility in Baghdad. U.S. officials identified the facility as a military installation, but Iraqi officials said it was a bomb shelter.

1997 – Astronauts on the space shuttle Discovery brought the Hubble Space Telescope aboard for a tune up. The tune up allowed the telescope to see further into the universe.

1997 – The Dow Jones industrial average passed the 7,000 mark for the first time. The day ended at 7,022.44.

1999 – A bomb exploded just outside a government-owned bank in southern Kosovo. Nine people were killed.

2000 – Charles M. Schulz’s last original Sunday “Peanuts” comic strip appeared in newspapers. Schulz had died the day before.

2001 – El Savador was hit with an earthquake that measured 6.6 on the Richter Scale. At least 400 people were killed.

2002 – In Alexandria, VA, John Walker Lindh pled innocent to a 10-count federal indictment. He was charged with conspiring to kill Americans and aiding Osama bin Laden’s terrorist network.

2002 – Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani received an honorary knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II.

2008 – Roger Clemens denied having taken performance-enhancing drugs in testimony before Congress.

2008 – Hollywood writers ended a 100-day strike.

Adventure Travel in Israel – the Ultimate Challenge

The leaders in Homeland Security Training, SSI – a Miami based company that has taken hundreds of Homeland Security professionals to Israel for training – is now giving men and women who are fit to enjoy the travel adventure of a lifetime.

MIAMI, FL, February 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — A lot of men and women in the US have heard of the legendary abilities of the Israel Defense Forces. Although a small country with a population of just over 7 million, Israel’s existence has been threatened by its neighbors, as soon as it declared Statehood, if not long before. Despite this, the country has frequently defeated Arab armies composed of dozens of countries, and prospered and is respected throughout the world for the ability to defend itself. What’s the deal? How come they are so tough?

Now, the leaders in Homeland Security Training, SSI – a Miami based company that has taken hundreds of Homeland Security professionals from the military, police, reserves and more to Israel for training – is now giving men and women who are fit to enjoy the travel adventure of a lifetime. They will find out why Israeli’s are tough by taking the Israel Warrior challenge. Those taking part, and SSI is already inundated with bookings, will experience some of the most beautiful parts of Israel, off the beaten track and at the same time learn about the spirit that enables Israeli’s to love their country so much and be so good at defending it. ” I came back from this trip with a whole new sense of confidence about myself and awe for the people of Israel and the beauty of that country”, states a participant that went on the trip (You can see reviews and testimonials on the company website www.homelandsecurityssi.com.

After arriving in Israel, the group will be transferred from Ben Gurion Airport straight to the Northern City of Haifa. Even before they get over their jet-lag from the 7 hour time difference, they will have a full day of Training – on Sunday – the first day of the week in Israel. The day is dedicated to Krav Maga, the Israeli art of self defense. http://www.homelandsecurityssi.com/warrior-israel-training#tv-warrior-israel

The following days are spent on the Northern border hiking in areas that are special permit only, like the Black Canyon, and learning about everything to do with tracking in that area. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ7VPDHEUiM On the way to these “missions” participants will visit some of the most beautiful places of interest and learn about the conflict in the Middle East by being at places like the Golan Heights and the Northern Border – where across the border, they will see Hezbollah forces always motivated to attack Israel at any time. Day after day of excitement follows the participants including visits to the Stone Arch, a spectacular rappelling natural arch. As they rappel down, they will see some of the most spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Galilee. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lheLwLzeGc

Not to forget that this is about Warriors. Participants will get to train with former Israeli commandos from elite units that will show them their stuff. And after witnessing the beauty of Jerusalem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3n9jBJY6aA, and the night life of Tel Aviv, known far and wide for its liveliness and for being one of Europe’s best party towns. http://www.homelandsecurityssi.com/homeland-security-training-israel#tv-israel participants will embark on the adventure of their lives rope swinging down the Salt Cavern’s of the Dead Sea named Fox’s Chimney and scaling Masada on the way back up – the Israeli fortress of resistance against the Romans where everyone committed suicide rather than surrender in the year 74 AD. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQqA7Zsg13M

SSI President, Henry Morgenstern, himself an Israeli, who has accompanied more than 20 groups to Israel over the last few years says, “For the young and young at heart that are reasonably fit, this will be the adventure of a lifetime. All activities are optional for all participants so that if someone does not want to go rappelling down the mountain, they can lay back and enjoy the views. We are experts at safety having been entrusted with the US Homeland Security professionals so we know what we are doing there. ”

For further information either call Henry on 305-401-6906 or else visit the web site http://www.homelandsecurityssi.com/warrior-israel-training

MORE ABOUT SECURITY SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL (SSI)

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Security Solutions International also provides the professional First Responder community with the leading media in the field as the publishers of The Counter Terrorist Magazine, The Counter Terrorist Newsletter, webinars, and interactive learning, as well as the Annual Homeland Security Professionals Conference – the central event on the First Responder calendar.

Holiday Inn Express Simpsonville Hotel Announces the IMAX Movie Package

Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Simpsonville, SC announces a limited time only special IMAX Movie Package for their guests to enjoy. Book this package and receive a $20.00 gift certificate for The Great Escape Simpsonville 14 IMAX Theater.

ATLANTA, GA, February 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — The Holiday Inn Express Simpsonville SC Hotel announces a special, limited time package for travelers to enjoy. Guests who book The IMAX Movie Package will receive a 20 dollar gift certificate for The Great Escape 14 Simpsonville IMAX Theater. Advance purchase required and rates start at $104. Reservation cannot be cancelled or modified after booking. Gift certificate will be issued upon check in.

“This is a popular package with hotel guests who have spent the day traveling and are looking for a great way to unwind by making it an IMAX movie night,” explains Greg Carpenter, the property’s General Manager. “Our Simpsonville hotel accommodations include rooms featuring the Simply Smart Bedding Collection, microwave, mini refrigerator, and a 37-inch HDTV” says Carpenter.

The hotel’s other features and amenities include:
– Complimentary, hot Express Start Breakfast Bar breakfast
– Free high-speed Internet access
– Fitness center and outdoor pool
– 24-hour Business Center
– 460 sq ft meeting room
Hotel near Greenville SC

The Holiday Inn Express Simpsonville South Carolina hotel is located just off I-385 and is only 16 miles from the Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport. Perfect for both business and leisure travels, the hotel is conveniently situated near many area points of interest including Woodfield Business Park, Southchase Business Park, Heritage Park, Charter Amphitheater, BMW Visitors Center, and Paris Mountain State Park.

For more information on the IMAX Movie Package or to book your stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel in Simpsonville, call 864-962-8500 or visit them online at www.SimpsonvilleHotel.com.

About the Holiday Inn Express Simpsonville

The Holiday Inn Express Simpsonville is located just south of Greenville and only minutes from Mauldin, Fountain Inn and Laurens. The hotel located just off I-385 at exit 27 with easy access to I-85, I-185 and I-26. Both Southchase and Woodfield Business Parks are located within 5 miles of our Simpsonville hotel. This property offers a full range of services and amenities to make your stay exceptional.

For more information visit: http://www.SimpsonvilleHotel.com

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STD Registry Makes Surfing for STDs Feel Like Shopping

The rejuvenated STD Carriers Disease Control and Prevention Services website combines visual flair with social responsibility to protect public health while helping those with incurable STDs outed online by anonymous authors.

PORTLAND, OR, February 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — STD Carriers Disease Control and Prevention Services unveiled the latest version of their online sexually transmitted disease (STD) fighting machine this week by giving STDCarriers.com a dramatic facelift designed to make users surfing for STDs feel like they’re shopping. The renovation is part of an effort to improve the overall image of STD Carriers while making its reputation management services more valuable to people with HIV/AIDS, Genital Herpes, Genital Warts, HPV, and Hepatitis C outed online by anonymous authors.

Best known for the International STD Registry People Finder Search Engine, STD Carriers is no stranger to the criticism that comes with innovation. Inventing the first online early warning alert system for STD prevention powered by a public database full of user-generated reports is sure to raise a few eyebrows, but doing so with a dated design can make obvious questions of privacy and legality distant afterthoughts when overall professionalism and technical aptitude is called into question. Despite always being capable of accomplishing its primary mission one nagging annoyance kept coming back to irritate STD Carriers at unexpected and inopportune moments due to critics hurling insults at the site’s visual design, calling it poor, disorganized, and at times downright amateur. In response STDCarriers.com underwent a week of CSS3 intensive treatment to prevent future flare-ups using gradients, rounded corners, drop shadows, text shadows, and transparencies in addition to sliders and asynchronous search tools typically used by modern shopping sites to give it a professional look to last.

STD Carriers is confident that its new dynamic search tool will greatly improve the overall user experience by eliminating the need for a full page refresh while searching the registry for keywords in all fields of the database instead of being limited to names and locations, but also hopes that it will increase sales of reputation management services because STD Carriers is part of the No Limit List Corporate Advocacy Program (NLLCAP). NLLCAP is a reputation management service designed primarily for businesses looking to keep undesirable content out of search engine results pages (SERPs) that could otherwise divert customers from points of sale, but with individuals in mind. NLLCAP customers have seen once prominent Google results disappear entirely after purchasing no-index meta tags while some applications have been rejected entirely in cases where applicants could not compete with linking pages not covered by the program. The leading cause of STD Carriers rejections have been due to pages listing reported carriers in specific areas generated by querystrings from the old search control performing so well in SERPs that the removal of more prominent reports would be of little use to the customer. Now those pages are dropping from SERPs like flies because the new search tool uses AJAX History Points that search engines can’t index. STD Carriers hopes that the new found ability to completely remove STD reports from SERPs will make NLLCAP more attractive to its subjects.

Overall the new STD Carriers Disease Control and Prevention Services website combines visual flair with social responsibility to deliver on all cylinders by looking out for your health as well as your reputation just in time for Valentine’s Day. Search the STD Registry for that special someone to find out first hand why surfing for STDs feels like shopping.

Learn More

STD Carriers Disease Control and Prevention Services
http://stdcarriers.com

International STD Registry People Finder Search Engine
http://stdcarriers.com/registry/search.aspx

No Limit List Corporate Advocacy Program
http://nolimitlist.com/corporate-advocacy/

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Fitness Atlantic Event Presents Live Workout with Tony Horton Creator of P90X and P90X 2 Extreme Training Systems Open workout with Tony Horton will kick off one of New England’s largest fitness events….

Open workout with Tony Horton will kick off one of New England’s largest fitness events….

WALLINGFORD, CT, February 13, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ — Fitness trainer Tony Horton, creator of “P90X Extreme Training System,” will lead an open workout Saturday, April 14, 2012 at the Fitness Atlantic Event in Wallingford, Connecticut.

The Fitness Atlantic is one of the largest fitness events in New England held at the Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, Connecticut. This event is open to anyone to enter that wants to get in the best shape of their life and enter a physique and sports modeling contest in different categories competing for opportunities and exposure. Participants come from all over the world to compete for the prestigious titles and prizes offered and the opportunity to shoot with some of the most published fitness photographers in the country.

Since 1999, the 14th annual Fitness Atlantic event provides contestants a chance to shine! With a consistently sold-out audience, national exposure and production standards designed to make every contestant feel like a star, the Fitness Atlantic show is like no other event in the Nation! “This is certain to be the most personally rewarding event any aspiring fitness model can enter,” said Brian Cannone. Regular people are encouraged to get in the best shape of their lives while winning awesome prizes, and get the opportunities they have been looking for by entering. Spectators cheer for their favorite fitness models while getting inspired by seeing the results of their hard work through proper exercise and nutrition.

Come out and Meet Tony Horton, the master behind the best selling fitness program in America P90X. Tony helps people get fit all over the world by keeping them motivated in health, physique, and lifestyle. Over the last 18 years Tony has acquired, perfected, and shared his fitness expertise with countless individuals across America. From professional athletes, sports teams, television and major movie stars, recording artists to the average American, Tony has helped people turn their lives around with the perfect mix of encouragement, humor, discipline and fun.

Tony is looking forward to working out, followed by Q&A and lastly an autograph session all while helping participants incorporate more fitness and motivation into their lives. His P90X DVD’s emphasize “muscle confusion,” a method of cross training and periodization achieved through switching the order of exercises and incorporating new and varied movements. Muscle confusion supposedly prevents the body from adapting to exercises over time, resulting in continual improvement without plateaus.

Tickets are available at http://www.fitnessatlantic.com/tonyhorton.htm

For media questions/interviews in relation to Tony Horton and for questions about the Fitness Atlantic Exhibitor Booth Space, event marketing, sponsorship packages or corporate group workout packages contact Brian Cannone at info@fitnessatlantic.com or call (203) 395-6196.