Another Broken Egg Cafe Hatches at Austin Landing, with Private Dining Events to Raise Money for United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton Oct 20, 2014 07:22AM

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Another Broken Egg Cafe (ABEC) will officially open on Monday, November 10, 2014 in Austin Landing, http://www.austinlanding.com/ at 3450 Rigby Road, Miamisburg, Ohio 45342, (phone 937-866-4510). The upscale 3,457-square-foot southern-inspired breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch restaurant will seat 120 inside and another 36 on a patio, which overlooks Austin Landings' expansive outdoor park in this new 142-acre development.

Franchisee and area developer Mike Craddick of Centerville states, "The Austin Landing location is a perfect market for our first Another Broken Egg Cafe due to its proximity to the major thoroughfare and the amenities provided by Austin Landing. The restaurant opening also creates 25 to 35 new jobs."

Prior to the grand opening, there will be three private Friends & Family days to benefit a very worthy local cause, United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton http://ursdayton.org/. Members of the press, who are interested in attending the Friends & Family dining at ABEC, are invited and must make a reservation by calling 937-212-7235.

The Friends & Family dates are November 6, from 8 AM to 1 PM; November 7, from 7 AM to 1 PM, and November 8, from 7 AM to 1 PM. United Rehabilitation Services' (URS) mission is to enhance the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities or other special needs. URS was originally founded in 1956 as the Dayton Chapter of United Cerebral Palsy and is now providing services every day to more than 400 children and adults with Cerebral Palsy, Down syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, Autism, Alzheimer's, Pervasive Developmental Disorders and many other disabilities.

Guests dining at Another Broken Egg Cafe will have plenty of tempting dishes to choose from as the menu features fresh, nutritious southern-inspired dishes. There are six varieties of eggs benedict, 11 gourmet omelette choices, an exceptional signature Bananas Foster over Belgian waffles, French toast or sweet potato pancakes, southern crabstack, biscuit beignets, along with handcrafted burgers, specialty sandwiches and fresh salads. Each meal is carefully prepared to order with the highest quality, freshest ingredients available.

ABEC menu prices range on average from $8 to $15 and for breakfast cocktails, don't miss the Mimosa, or the house specialty Bloody Mary priced at $5.99 each. Furthermore, ABEC's Healthy Side menu, which includes Granola, Fruit & Quinoa, Gluten Free Friendly Jumbo Pancakes, the Skinny Omelette, Steel Cut Oats and Simply Salmon, is also available at this location.

ABEC mug collectors will also look forward to finding the new Austin Landing motif on the hand-thrown stoneware used for coffee service and hot beverages. Each ABEC location has its own distinctive symbol on the American made design, which is produced in various colors year round. Another Broken Egg Cafe is an award-winning restaurant and a leader in the morning restaurant sector with 39 restaurants to date across the southeast United States, California and Indiana. Ron Green founded the first ABE Café in 1996 on Girod Street in Old Mandeville, Louisiana. ABEC's mantra is "Nothing short or right is right." Each restaurant is managed by hands-on owners who believe that every detail is important to make the customer happy. ABEC serves from 7 A.M. through 2 P.M. seven days a week, closing only on Thanksgiving and Christmas with all major credit cards accepted. For more information about the restaurant locations, the history of ABEC and complete menus, please visit www.anotherbrokenegg.com

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Rebalance IRA: Nearly Half of Americans Surveyed Falsely Think They Pay Zero Retirement Investment Fees Oct 20, 2014 07:22AM

National poll of baby boomers reveals widespread misconceptions about retirement account fees

PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- A new survey commissioned by retirement investment advisory firm Rebalance IRA finds that many full-time employed baby boomers do not have a clear understanding of the fees they are paying in their retirement accounts. When asked what they pay in retirement account fees, 46 percent believed that they do not pay any fees at all. A further 19 percent suggest that their fees are less than 0.5 percent. Only 4 percent of those surveyed believe they pay over 2 percent in retirement account fees.

In fact, everyone who has a retirement savings account, such as 401(k) or IRA, pays fees. According to a recent 401(k) Averages Book, the average employee had various fees of 1.5 percent each year deducted from his or her 401(k) account. Smaller plans with the highest fees averaged nearly 2.5 percent and were as high as 3.86 percent.

Rebalance IRA’s survey of 1,165 full-time employed Americans aged 50-68 suggests that, despite a rule by the Department of Labor that went into effect in 2012 requiring plan sponsors to provide greater transparency about fees, there remains a great deal of confusion among consumers.

“These fees are not trivial. Over time, these seemingly small fees will compound and can easily consume one third of investment returns, yet a lot of people don’t believe that this problem applies to them,” says Mitch Tuchman, Managing Director of Rebalance IRA, which charges a 0.5 percent advisory fee and prominently displays this fee on its website and in other materials. “Decades of research show that low fees are the top predictor of investment success. My hope is that those of us on the side of lowering client fees will eventually win out, but these survey results were an eye-opener – consumers clearly have a long way to go.”

Professor Burton Malkiel, author of the classic investing book A Random Walk Down Wall Street and member of Rebalance IRA’s Investment Committee, agrees. “Fee obfuscation has been around as long as there have been fees, and this survey is proof that the industry is still winning the battle,” says Malkiel. “I do believe we are seeing more options out there for people who want lower fees and better service. The trick now is to make people realize the truth of what they’re really paying because I can guarantee that whatever it is, it’s not nothing, and it is likely to be substantial.”

For those who need help figuring out exactly what they pay in retirement account fees, Rebalance IRA has template emails available on its website: http://www.rebalance-ira.com/401k-ira-fees/.

Investment Returns, Anxiety Levels and Other Survey Findings

  • Respondents stated an average return in 2013 of 5.2 percent but the target benchmark indexes were up 9.5 percent, meaning their retirement investments underperformed by 4.3 percent. Yet more than half of respondents, 55 percent, reported that they were satisfied with their returns.
  • Twenty-eight percent of full-time employed baby boomers surveyed are not actively saving for retirement.
  • Two-thirds (66 percent) of respondents describe themselves as either very anxious or somewhat anxious about their readiness to retire with enough money.
  • Twenty percent of those surveyed did not know what percentage of their portfolio is currently in stocks or stock funds.
  • Forty-four percent of those surveyed said that if they could go back in time, they would learn more about investing. Sixty-seven percent said they would contribute more to their retirement accounts.

Survey MethodologyThis online survey of 1,165 U.S. adults, aged 50-68 and working full-time, was commissioned by Rebalance IRA and conducted by AYTM.com. The survey has a 3 percent margin of error and a 95 percent confidence level. All data is self-reported by study participants and is not verified or validated. Respondents participated in the study between September 12 and September 18, 2014. Detailed findings are available by request.

About Rebalance IRARebalance IRA is the only national investment firm focused on helping mass affluent baby boomers fund their retirements by managing client assets with the proven methods of the top professional endowment and pension fund managers. We help our clients retire with more money by growing their savings in the fastest, safest way possible. Rebalance IRA accomplishes this by reducing client fees an average of 52 percent, and combining low-cost, proprietary retirement portfolios with a dedicated investment expert for each client. The Rebalance IRA Investment Committee consists of financial industry luminaries Professor Burton Malkiel, Dr. Charles Ellis and Jay Vivian. For more information, visit www.rebalance-ira.com.

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Jeff Trauring, 651-789-1268

jeff@kohnstamm.com

Source: Rebalance IRA


Concierge Choice Physicians Survey Shows that Physicians Choose Concierge Medicine to Stabilize Practices, Have More Time with Patients and a Better Work/Life Practice Oct 20, 2014 07:22AM

Survey also shows exceptionally high satisfaction rate among patients

ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- With research showing that nearly 90% of physicians have experienced a decline in morale over the past decade, and only half stating they would encourage their children to pursue a career in medicine[i], industry leader Concierge Choice Physicians (CCP), reports high levels of career satisfaction among their affiliated physicians, according to a recent company survey.

“We know that medicine has become increasingly more burdensome and less rewarding for physicians,” states Wayne Lipton, managing partner and founder of CCP. “We also know that concierge physicians like their jobs and want to remain in practice. In an era of MD shortages, we need to find out what drives satisfaction in concierge and how we can expand those features to more physicians.”

CCP recently surveyed the primary care physicians and specialists it works with in 22 states, who offer either Full-Concierge, Hybrid Concierge or Transitional programs to patients. Key findings included:

  • More than 55% of physicians surveyed listed the number one reason they chose Concierge Medicine was to stabilize their revenue and to enable them to continue to practice medicine.
  • About 44% of respondents reported that the two main factors driving their decision to offer concierge was a better work/life balance, more time with, and improved relationships with patients.
  • More than 50% of respondents claimed their biggest frustrations with the evolution of healthcare was increased demands from payers, declining reimbursements, new rules and regulations, as well as the lost time with patients due to increased technology.
  • Physicians report that less than 2% of patients have negative reactions to the program, and nearly 75% are “very positive” about it. Many MDs note that the typical patient with concerns about the program, especially the Hybrid Model, change their opinion once they better understand how it works.

“While some of my colleagues are disheartened by the current state of medicine, I get to practice medicine the way it’s supposed to be,” said Dr. Gregory Yu, an internist in La Canada, Calif., who offers CCP’s Hybrid program to patients. “My patients and I no longer feel rushed during appointments; and I can give those who choose the concierge program the more personalized care they want. It’s an option that is good for me, my patients and I think for medicine as a whole.”

CCP’s innovative Hybrid Concierge allows physicians to offer the choice of a concierge program to the small percentage of patients – typically less than 10% of the total practice – who want that option. CCP’s FullFlex program enables physicians to transition to Hybrid programs over time, or immediately launch a Full-Concierge program. CCP offers the concierge industry’s most flexible and least restrictive portfolio of concierge options.

To learn more about the results of this survey or about the practice models offered through CCP, visit their website at www.choice.md, or call 877-888-5590.

About Concierge Choice Physicians

Dedicated to providing real options for patients and physicians, Concierge Choice Physicians™ is the largest private provider of the full range of concierge programs available today – Hybrid, Transitional and Full-Model. CCP is also the industry’s second largest Concierge Medicine company overall. The company provides an innovative, flexible and affordable model proven to work in medical practices of any size – from solo physicians to large medical practice corporations – both independent and affiliated with hospitals or health systems. Headquartered in Rockville Centre, NY, the company works with medical practices in 22 states. For more information, visit www.choice.md, or call 877-888-5590.

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[i] 2014 Great American Physician Survey

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Brenna Harrington, 770-338-0357

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Team from Iowa State Wins 2014 MemoCODE Design Contest Using Convey HC-2ex Oct 20, 2014 07:20AM

Richardson, Texas (PRWEB) October 20, 2014

Convey Computer, the leader in hybrid-core computing, today announced that a team from Iowa State University won first place in the 2014 MemoCODE Conference* design contest. Using a Convey HC-2ex, the team's solution achieved the highest overall performance in the contest--more than 14 times faster than the second place finisher.

Experts from all segments of the commercial and academic world embarked upon the month long challenge, using a variety of design tools, hardware and software. This year's contest addressed the problem of k-nearest neighbor (k-NN). This particular challenge is often used in pattern recognition and machine learning applications to determine how a new data point relates to previously known data points. For example, biomedical applications may use the k-NN algorithm to find past or current hospital patients similar to a given new patient, using correlations in data to improve the success of treatment options.

Kevin Townsend, a graduate student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, used a Convey HC-2ex with field-programmable gate array (FPGA) architecture to win the contest. He is advised by Iowa State professors Phillip Jones and Joseph Zambreno. Both professors codirect the Reconfigurable Computing Lab (RCL) at Iowa State University. Established in 2008, the RCL conducts highly innovative research in many collaborative areas of reconfigurable computing and embedded systems and provides a state-of-the-art environment for pursuing research and teaching activity in these areas.

For the k-NN design challenge, the Iowa State team chose a brute force implementation to accelerate the contest problem, allowing them to compute approximately 2.4 trillion integer operations per second and achieving a runtime of 0.54 seconds. "Using the Convey hybrid-core platform, our winning solution (which took 1.07 seconds) was 14 times faster than the second place winner," explained Townsend. "Since winning the contest, we have continued to accelerate the problem; our current solution is even faster – we achieved a speed up of 28 times faster."

Townsend went on to say that he credits Convey's hybrid-core architecture with field-programmable gate arrays because the platform allowed him to build the winning design. "Currently GPUs can perform up to around 4 trillion operations per second; the problem is that it's often hard to realize even 10% of that performance. With FPGAs and the Convey platform, I can design an architecture that ensures my processing elements are working 99% of the time."

Townsend also revealed, "One of the ways my architecture gets high efficiency is by reusing data to minimize memory bandwidth needs. The architecture uses less than 1/4th of the available 80 GB/s available memory bandwidth."

The 2014 MemoCODE design contest win by the team from Iowa State is the second win for the group. They also won the 2012 MemoCODE contest.

According to Zambreno, the Convey platform and high performance reconfigurable computing fits comfortably into the RCL's mission. "Design contests such as the MemoCODE challenge are a good way to benchmark ourselves, our skill set, our platform, and our ability to turn around a design in a relatively short timeframe."

About Convey Computer Corporation
Convey breaks power, performance and programmability barriers with the world's first hybrid-core computer--a system that marries the low cost and simple programming model of a commodity system with the performance of a customized hardware architecture. Using the Convey hybrid-core systems, customers worldwide in industries such as life sciences, research, big data, and the government/military are enjoying order of magnitude performance increases. http://www.conveycomputer.com/

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*Townsend will be presenting his method at the 12th ACM/IEEE
International Conference on Formal Methods and Models for Codesign, (MEMOCODE'14). The conference is being held at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland on October 19-21, 2014.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/IowaState2014/Convey/prweb12260615.htm


NYC DOT's Assistant Commissioner, Guillermo Leiva, Joins Pango Oct 20, 2014 07:20AM

NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PangoUSA, LLC, announced today that Mr. Guillermo Leiva, Assistant Commissioner at New York City's Department of Transportation joins Pango on October 20 in the role of Senior Vice President of Operations.  The company also added two new Area Sales Directors, Mr. David Holler, located in New York City, and Ms. Janell Simmons, located in Houston, Texas.

"Pango continues to be on the move across the USA attracting top senior talent from the parking industry," said Neil Edwards, President of PangoUSA, "Guillermo ran the largest parking system in the world for four years – New York City – and he voted with his career on the future of mobile payment and location services for the parking industry, which is Pango."   

As the Assistant Commissioner for Parking Operations at New York City's Department of Transportation, Mr. Leiva ran the largest municipal parking system in the country – 42 Off-street Parking Facilities, 115,000 On-street parking stalls, 90,000 parking permits and $210 million in annual revenue.  Prior to New York City, Mr. Leiva ran New England's largest parking system – 51,000 spaces and $43 million annually -- at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority.  In the role of Senior Vice President of Operations, Mr. Leiva will run all of Pango's operations, support, and community marketing across North America.

Guillermo Leiva, Senior Vice President of Operations, said, "Pango is the leading smart parking system for mobile payments and location based services.   I look forward to making Pango a household name to cities across North America in the coming year."

Ms. Simmons was formerly the Regional Sales Manager for ABM Parking Services and Mr. Holler was the Vice President of Business Development for Complus Parking Management Systems.  

Pango, headquartered in New York City and Israel, is available in 60 cities today around the world and used by more than more than 1 million active accounts. Pango is available in the US in New York City; Auburn, New York; Butler, Latrobe, Pittston, and Scranton, PA; Phoenix, AZ, and Alexandria, VA.  Considered the company that invented the science behind the first pay-by-phone parking app, Pango was awarded US Patent (5,940,481) in 1997.  Pango is one of the only companies in the world to provide on street, gated, valet, event, electronic permits, and fleet-based parking services through an app. Pango is a member of the International Parking Institute. Pango works on I-Phone, Android, Windows Mobile, and Blackberry platforms.  For more information on Pango, please visit www.myPango.com or contact at info@myPango.com.

SOURCE PangoUSA


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