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Virgin America to Trim Off-Peak Capacity, Add Flights On High-Demand Routes
SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Virgin America, the California-based carrier, today announced it will add flights on select high-demand routes, while reducing capacity on off-peak flights this fall, to adjust for seasonal consumer demand for air travel amid high fuel prices. The carrier will add select flights on new and high demand routes. Other than targeted cuts to off-peak flying, the carrier's business model remains the same with no changes to fleet or growth plans, planned new routes or cities, or cuts to its still growing workforce.
Ariel Way, Inc.
Ariel Way Headquarters Moves to Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Ariel Way, Inc. (OTCBB:AWYI) announced that effective today, the Company has moved its headquarters to Washington, D.C. from Northern Virginia. The new offices are located in the building of Intelsat, the largest provider of fixed satellite services worldwide. The new address is:
Skylight Healthcare Systems
Skylight Healthcare Systems and Interactive Care Networks Deliver Breakthrough Technology and Patient Resources in Five Leading Hospitals
SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Skylight Healthcare Systems(r) and Interactive Care Network (ICN) announced today that five leading hospitals are providing their hospital discharge information and planning resource for post-hospital care. Delivered to patients and their families' right at the bedside, this resource provides comprehensive information on over 165,000 post-hospital services. As the first interactive discharge planning tool of its kind, early-adopting hospitals have shown increases in discharge process improvements and patient satisfaction. "Our ability to engage patients and family members in the hospital discharge process through the Skylight ACCESS System is simplifying communication efforts for hospital staff while empowering patients to get more involved in their own healthcare decisions," said Andy Figallo, Co-Founder of ICN. With an additional ten hospitals scheduled to "go-live" this year, the hospitals offering this application includes:
Employer Medical Costs to Increase by 9.6 Percent in 2009, According to PricewaterhouseCoopers Report
WASHINGTON, June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Although medical costs have increased steadily for decades, the rate of growth has been slowing in each of the past five years. No more, however: In 2009, the downward trend is expected to level off, according to a new PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute (HRI) report, "Behind the Numbers: Medical Cost Trends for 2009," which is based on HRI analyses and a survey of more than 500 employers and provider-based health plans. Actual Medical costs are expected to grow 9.6 percent in 2009, compared with a 9.9 percent rate in 2008 and double-digit annual increases in prior years.
CT Networks Validates Expertise by Achieving Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Certification and Joins Their New York State Contract
HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- CT Networks, a leading provider of Unified Communications solutions, has earned specialization in Advanced Wireless LAN and is now delivering solutions to clients who purchase from members on the New York State Contract. Unified Communications enables companies of all sizes and market segments to utilize their entire existing IP network to deliver converged voice, video, and data applications to their entire workforce securely and cost effectively in the US and worldwide. Such a solution includes the ability for remote users/sites to access the core office's negotiated carrier rate plans, automated call distribution and voice and email features. The legal, medical, financial, hospital and multi-site retail industries are prime beneficiaries of CTN's IP solutions.
Pennsylvania Telephone Association
Ironton Telephone Company Executive Receives Major Statewide Recognition
HERSHEY, Pa., June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Pennsylvania Telephone Association (PTA) honored Tim Hausman of North Whitehall Township, PA, for his outstanding contributions to the telecommunications industry, the Association, and the customers he serves. Mr. Hausman is the director of network operations at Ironton Telephone Company in Ironton, PA. He also serves as chairman of the Engineering Committee for PTA. He received his award at a ceremony following PTA's annual banquet last evening. The awards ceremony is part of PTA's 106th annual convention being held June 15-18 at The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA.
Pennsylvania Telephone Association
Retiring PTA Executive Receives Major Statewide Recognition
HERSHEY, Pa., June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The Pennsylvania Telephone Association (PTA) honored its retiring president, David E. Freet of Harrisburg, PA, for his outstanding contributions to the telecommunications industry, the Association, and customers he served. The sixth president of the PTA in its 106 year history, Freet has led the organization since his selection and appointment by the board in June 1996, providing innovative change to help its members adapt to what has been termed the most dynamic times in the history of the telephone industry. Among the challenges facing the industry during his 12 years as president were direct competition from Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECs), cable companies, and surrogate competitive wireless providers. The PTA represents all of the Rural Local Exchange Telephone Companies in the Commonwealth.