Sunday, December 23, 2007

The dilema facing eco-green company POMEGA5 -- what will it be, a box or no box for its premium Omega 5 oil skin care?


Cosmetics companies are confused about the use of eco-green packaging
the real question is what is the use for a box
once you can include all data a customer needs on a label?
'Paper or plastic?' The eco-friendly answer is 'Neither - reusable'
Friday, December 21, 2007

Paper or plastic grocery bags - which are better for the environment?
You probably think you know the answer. And you're probably wrong.
Paper bags are not necessarily better for the environment than plastic - despite many consumers' long-standing assumption that paper beats out plastic hands down when it comes to eco-friendliness.
"There definitely was a period of time when the message was, 'Choose paper over plastic,' " said Jenny Powers, a spokeswoman for the Natural Resources Defense Council. "That's not the way to view it."
Powers and other environmental experts now say the best choice is neither paper nor plastic - it's reusable shopping bags made of substances like cotton, hemp, nylon or durable mesh-like plastic.
"The ideal option is bring your own bag," Powers said. "Second choice is to ask for the type of bag that you know will be reused - plastic if you'll use it for holding trash, or paper if you will recycle it."
The question of the relative merits of various kinds of grocery bags sounds simple.
But in fact, scientists spend large amounts of time trying to nail down the environmental impacts of creating, transporting and disposing of products such as grocery bags - a process known as life cycle analysis.
The final answer depends on numerous details, including:
-- Whether the bags are made from recycled or virgin materials.
-- How far the raw ingredients and finished bags must travel before reaching consumers.
-- How much energy and water are used in the manufacturing process.
-- Whether bags that are labeled "recyclable" or "compostable" actually end up being recycled and composted, or just get dumped in the trash.
The stakes are high. Ninety percent of today's grocery bags are plastic. Californians alone use 19 billion plastic bags each year - 600 bags every second - according to the California Integrated Waste Management Board.
And fewer than 5 percent of plastic bags historically have been recycled, compared with 21 percent of paper bags.
Plastic bags are a particular problem in coastal regions like the Bay Area, where they often end up in rivers and oceans - poisoning or strangling marine life. Sixty to 80 percent of ocean debris is plastic, according to the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. And while plastic may gradually shred into smaller pieces, those fragments will persist and threaten sea life for up to 1,000 years.
But paper bags have other negative effects on the environment.
"If you're comparing a paper bag made from virgin timber with a plastic bag made with natural gas, the paper bag causes more global warming pollution, more biodiversity impacts and more water impacts," said Allen Hershkowitz, a senior scientist with NRDC who has worked on life cycle analyses for two decades. "If the paper bag is not recycled, it will generate greater carbon emissions during incineration than plastic would, or greater methane emissions if it is landfilled."
One thing is clear in every study that has been done: Reusable bags beat both paper and plastic on virtually all environmental criteria.
For instance, a 2002 Australian study concluded that someone using plastic grocery bags for a year would go through 520 bags and generate 6.08 kilograms of greenhouse gases, which contribute to global warming. Someone using paper bags would also go through 520 bags to generate 11.8 kilograms of greenhouse gases.
But a year's worth of reusable polypropylene bags - estimated at four bags, used twice a week - would generate less than 2 kilograms of greenhouse gases.
"The best thing is for people to be encouraged to take reusable bags," said Hershkowitz. "That's a truism everyone can agree upon."

I vote for no boxes for the POMEGA5 Omega 5 oil line -
why pay for something that is disposed immediately after the purchase?
Allan Krantz of Omaha

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Are you monitoring the parabens used in your skin care? POMEGA, the leading Omega 5 oil skin care line, does!


High growth in the UK natural personal care products market is primarily driven by consumers’ concerns about synthetic chemicals in cosmetics & toiletries. A new study by Organic Monitor (http://www.organicmonitor.com/) finds that 89% of buyers of natural personal care products stated avoiding synthetic chemicals was important or very important to them. Just 4% stated it was not important.

The first-ever UK study into consumer behaviour towards natural personal care products finds that health factors and ethical considerations are the primary motives for 71% of buyers. The presence of natural & organic ingredients is the main reason for a further 17% of purchases.

Parabens were identified as the synthetic chemicals that cause most concern. A third of consumers stated they try to avoid parabens in personal care products. The surfactants Sodium Lauryl Sulphate and Sodium Laureth Sulphate were the second most mentioned. The associated health risk of these chemicals is leading consumers to buy natural & organic personal care products.

A major finding is that certification is not important to most buyers. Just 35% of consumers stated that they look for symbols & logos when buying natural personal care products. About half of those who do, look for the Soil Association symbol. Interestingly, 79% said they would be willing to pay extra for certified products, however less than a quarter would consider paying a price premium of over 30%.

Organic Monitor conducted research by interviewing buyers of natural personal care products in the UK. Personal interviews were undertaken to get an insight into consumer attitudes, preferences and expectations of natural personal care products. The study finds that the typical buyer is female, young to middle-aged, well-educated and in the higher social bands. Although most purchases are by seasoned shoppers who have been buying natural personal care products for over 2 years, most new consumers are from the younger age groups.

This Consumer Insights report gives several marketing recommendations to new entrants and existing producers & retailers. Companies are advised to educate consumers by focusing on educational campaigns and public relations. Emphasis on product packaging and labeling is also encouraged to ensure ‘the product mix’ is in line with consumer expectations of natural and organic products.
Companies such as Pomega will capture a greater market share on account the old cosmetics giants because the former do not use parabens and have products with long shelf lives.

Research Publication: #1231-60 Consumer Insights: Natural & Organic Personal Care Products in the UK Publication Date: November 2007More information is on http://www.organicmonitor.com/123160.htm
I hate parabens


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Friday, December 14, 2007

No irradiation of Omega 5 oil skin care and botanical supplements

AHPA Asks FDA Not to Allow Irradiation of Dietary Supplements

(December 14, 2007) — The American Herbal Products Association (AHPA) has submitted a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to request that the agency deny a food additive petition that would allow the use of ionizing irradiation on dietary supplements and dietary ingredients. The letter was dated yesterday and was addressed to Dr. Lane Highbarger at FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition as the identified contact person for the petition.

The petition was submitted by Steris Corp. in 2003, and proposed that the food additive regulations “be amended to provide for the safe use of ionizing radiation for the control of microbial contamination on dietary supplements, and ingredients used in the manufacture of dietary supplements, up to a maximum absorbed dose of 30 kGy” (kiloGray). AHPA became aware of the petition when it was referenced in the preamble to FDA’s final rule on current good manufacturing practice for dietary supplement on June 25, 2007.

In requesting that the petition be denied, AHPA identified several concerns, including that because “proper handling of these ingredients under current good manufacturing practice is usually sufficient to ensure that dietary supplements are not subject to microbial contamination that presents any risk to the health of consumers of these products… there is generally no need for ionizing radiation as a treatment for this class of goods.”

AHPA’s letter also expressed concern that should this petition be approved, “the use of ionizing irradiation on herbal dietary ingredients will mask one of the factors that is currently relevant to the determination of ingredient quality,” since information about microbial levels and the presence of pathogens or yeasts and molds at any time during the handling of a treated ingredient would be lost. The letter stated a “particular concern in the case of pathogens, since even if pathogenic organisms are eliminated through irradiation, pathogenic by-products such as endotoxins or exotoxins may remain in the material.” The letter went on to express concern that “the United States will become the dumping ground for poor quality herbal ingredients from around the world,” since “irradiation of herbal ingredients is not permitted in many countries.”

AHPA also noted that irradiation is currently allowed in the United States for eleven food categories, and that in proposing that the limitation of ionizing radiation for dietary supplements be established at 30 kGy, the petition “is suggesting that this limit be from 3 to 30 times higher that is currently allowed for all but two food categories.” These two are for use in the sterilization of frozen, packaged meats used solely in the NASA space flight programs, at a minimum dose of 44 kGy, and for microbial disinfection of spices “when used as ingredients in small amounts solely for flavoring or aroma,” at a maximum dose of 30 kGy. AHPA’s letter therefore noted that “Steris Corp. has proposed that only astronauts would be able to obtain foods treated with higher limits of ionizing radiation than dietary supplements, and has apparently ignored the fact that, while spices are used in small amounts, dietary supplements may be consumed in quantities of several grams per day. Thus, dietary supplement consumers will be exposed to much higher levels of any material changes that occur in a supplement’s or ingredient’s characteristics or in its consequences of use, if any, as a result of the irradiation.”
A copy of AHPA’s letter to FDA to oppose this food additive petition is online: http://www.ahpa.org/Portals/0/pdfs/07_1213_AHPA_Comments_Irradiation_Petition_Final.pdf.


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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It is cold out there for conventional cosmetics companies -- but the sun is shining for greentech companies such as POMEGA

The Wall Street Journal reported today that Perelman is expected to rescue Revlon again by providing a cash contribution
Ronald Perelman is helping out his cosmetics company, Revlon Inc., and he may need to step in again.

Last week, MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc., a company owned by Mr. Perelman, agreed to provide a $170 million loan to the Revlon operating subsidiary, which counts Mr. Perelman its largest shareholder, with 57% of the shares.
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Mr. Perelman is not being magnanimous; Revlon is paying the billionaire investor's company an annual interest rate of 11% on the debt. And try Molin Rouge, Lady Marmelade, and Pink : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29EnyqVPpAc

The deal is a reminder that Mr. Perelman continues to be frustrated by Revlon, one of his highest-profile investments.
Today Green companies such as POMEGA and Tzerah generate higher yields as a result of the craving of aging baby boomers for innovations in nutraceuticls and cosmeceuticals.
Omega 5 oil is one of the new ingredients researched for their medicinal properties in several leading institutions.

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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Giving Omega 5 natural skin care products by POMEGA5 as holiday gifts is in your genes, why now act now?!


Are we genetically programmed to be generous?
Hebrew University scientists say yes

Jerusalem, December 6, 2007 – Are those inclined towards generosity genetically programmed to behave that way? A team of researchers, including Dr. Ariel Knafo of the Psychology Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, believes that this could very well be the case.

Through an online task involving making a choice whether or not to give away money, the researchers found that those who chose to give away some or all of their money differed genetically from those involved in the exercise who chose not to give their money away.

The scientists conducted the experiment with 203 online "players". Each player could choose to keep the equivalent of $12 he was allocated, or to give all or part of it to an anonymous other player.

Those involved also provided DNA samples which were analyzed and compared to their reactions. It was found that those who had certain variants of a gene called AVPR1a gave on average nearly 50 percent more money than those not displaying that variant. The results of the study were published online recently in the research journal Genes, Brain and Behavior.

"The experiment provided the first evidence, to my knowledge, for a relationship between DNA variability and real human altruism," said Knafo, who conducted the research along with other researchers, including Prof. R. P. Ebstein, Prof. Gary Bornstein, and Salomon Israel of the Psychology Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The gene AVPR1a codes for the production of a receptor that enables a hormone, arginine vasopressin, to act on brain cells. Vasopressin, in turn, has been implicated in social bonding. The researchers found greater altruism in players in which a key section of the AVPR1a gene, called its promoter, was longer. The promoter is the region of a gene that allows cellular machinery to bind to it and determine how much gene product is made. In the case of this gene, a longer promoter can result in greater activity.

The findings could help biologists sort out altruism's evolutionary history, according to the scientists. They noted that a version of AVPR1a also exists in rodents called voles, where it also promotes social bonding. This suggests that altruism has a long rooted genetic history, which may have taken on a new role during human evolution.



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Saturday, December 8, 2007

China selects the best VCs and PEs for 2007 -- are they ready to focus on POMEGA5 in 2008?


SAIF Partners is VC Fund of the Year and CDH Investments Wins PE Fund of the Year in the 2007 China VC&PE Annual Ranking
SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 7 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- The "Zero2IPO -- 2007 ChinaVC&PE Annual Ranking & Awards Ceremony" was splendidly held at Hyatt on the Bund in Shanghai on the evening of December 7. Annual awards winners in the spotlight include venture capitalists, PE investors, entrepreneurs, agencies and service providers. They are awarded with annual rewards due to their great efforts during 2007. Winners are selected from a great number of candidates in the survey conducted by Zero2IPOResearch Center. The survey lasts a couple of months and the final list forwards winners is the result of two-round votes on a large scale.
SAIF Partners won the highest proportion of votes and became "Venture Capital Fund of the Year 2007," ranking first on the list of "Top 50 Venture Capital Funds of the Year 2007."
One of the new features of this annual rewards ceremony is the rankings of private equity firms. After multiple-round votes on PE funds and investors focusing on investing in Mainland China, CDH Investments with absolute advantage wins three awards -- "Private Equity Fund of the Year 2007," "PE Fundraising Winner of the Year 2007" and "PE Exit Winner of the Year 2007".
After seven years of practice and exploration, Zero2IPO China Venture Capital Annual Ranking has gained strong support and recognition from both domestic and foreign venture capital firms in China with its independence, justice and objectiveness.

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Thursday, December 6, 2007

National Trial to Test Omega 3 will Pave the Way for Omega 5 Oil Trials


A consortium of researchers, supported by the National Institutes of Health's National Institutes on Aging and coordinated by the University of California-San Diego, will be conducting a nationwide clinical trial to study the effects of an omega-3 fatty acid on the progression of Alzheimer's disease.Researchers will study 400 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease at 51 sites across the United States. All participants will be above the age of 49. Approximately 60 percent of the participants will receive a daily supplement of 2 grams of docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), a type of omega-3; the other 40 percent will receive a placebo instead. The study will be conducted with a double-blind procedure, meaning that neither patients nor researchers will know which patients are receiving the placebo until after the study is completed.The DHA will be donated by Martek Biosciences Company, a major manufacturer of DHA and a promoter of the fatty acid as a food additive.The researchers will monitor the participants for 18 months, measuring the progress of Alzheimer's with a variety of cognitive tests. In addition, researchers will monitor the physical and biological markers of the disease, including brain atrophy and protein concentration in blood and spinal fluid.Studies on mice have suggested that DHA may be effective in slowing the progression of Alzheimer's, but the upcoming study will be the first human trial.DHA occurs naturally in microalgae and accumulates in aquatic animals higher up the food chain. For this reason, the most common, non-synthesized dietary source of DHA is fish oil. The body can synthesize small quantities of DHA upon the consumption of another omega-3 called a-linolenic acid, which is found in a variety of seeds and nuts.There are an estimated 5 million Alzheimer's patients in the United States, It was the country's seventh leading cause of death in 2004.



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Tuesday, December 4, 2007

One wonders what would have happened if all those couples had been using Omega 5 Oil...


A message from Chicago
Planet feels heat of divorce by Rwaite

UNHAPPY couples used to stick together for the sake of the kids. Now they can make the best of a bad marriage in the name of being environmentally friendly.

Scientists have quantified for the first time the extent to which divorce damages the environment. The researchers found that the combined use of electricity across the two new households created rose 53% while water use was up by 42%.

Across America – one of 12 countries studied – divorced households used 73 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in 2005 that could have been saved if the families had not split up. That is equivalent to about a fifth of Britain’s consumption.

Broken couples also increase demand for housebuilding and infrastructure such as new roads. “The global trend of soaring divorce rates has created more households with fewer people, has taken up more space and has gobbled up more energy and water,” said Jianguo Liu of Michigan University, who carried out the latest research.

The study, to be published tomorrow in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that the average number of rooms per household was between 33% and 95% higher for divorced couples than for married ones.

Liu also calculated that America now has an extra 38.5m rooms in houses and apartments built to meet the demand for more accommodation generated by divorce over the past three decades.
The growth of single-person households is also damaging the environment. Research published in the journal Environment, Development and Sustainability found that:

- One-person households are the biggest consumers of energy, land and household goods, such as washing machines, refrigerators, TVs and stereos, per capita

- They consume 38% more products, 42% more packaging, 55% more electricity and 61% more gas per capita than four-person households

- People living alone create 1½ tons of waste annually compared with a ton by those in households of four or more

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Omega 5 oil products by Pomega5 are rated X - traordinary

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Pomegranates Seen As Alternative To Viagra
December 2, 2007

Joseph Dela Cruz - AHN News Writer

Los Angeles, CA (AHN) - A recent study conducted by scientists in Los Angeles revealed that pomegranate juice can be an effective alternative to Viagra, a known medication to erectile dysfunction.
According to scientists, drinking a glass of pomegranate juice a day can act just like Viagra.
The study showed that early half of the fifty-three volunteers aged 21 to 70 with mild to moderate problems experienced easier to get erections after drinking 8fl oz of pomegranate juice for a month.

The juice is said to be rich in antioxidants thereby increasing blood supply to the penis.

As in any medication for erectile dysfunction, antioxidants raise levels of nitric oxide, which in turn relaxes blood-vessel walls.

"Pomegranate juice has great potential in the management of erectile dysfunction," said Christopher Forest, a researcher at the University of California in Los Angeles


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Saturday, December 1, 2007

Omega 5 oil botanical skin care prices are still unaffected by OPEC

POMEGA officials are happy to report that Omega 5 oil
ultra green skin care prices
will remain stable through the holiday season
very much like vintage cars
Oil Prices Fall Ahead of OPEC Meeting
By JOHN WILEN – 23 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Crude oil prices dipped to their lowest level in a month Friday, falling below $90 a barrel as investors sold amid signs of weakening demand and expectations OPEC will boost production next week.

The slide in oil may mean that consumers see relief at the pump soon, analysts said. Gasoline and heating oil futures also moved lower.

It was quite a turnaround for crude oil prices, which began the week pushing $100 a barrel but appeared set to end it by falling to their lowest levels since October.

Light, sweet crude for January delivery fell $2.08 to $88.93 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Crude prices are more than $10 below Monday's high of $99.11 a barrel and the all-time high of $99.29 a barrel set last week.

Oil's downturn is good news for consumers, who will likely see lower gas prices in coming days, said Tom Kloza, publisher and chief oil analyst at the Oil Price Information Service.
"We're looking at (gas prices) backing off quite a bit," he said.

Overnight, gas prices slid 0.8 cent to a national average of $3.088 a gallon, according to AAA and the Oil Price Information Service. Prices have been flat for the past two weeks after rising steadily for a month as oil prices approached $100 a barrel.

Gas prices could fall back to mid-October levels, when they averaged about $2.76 a gallon, Kloza said. Despite the downturn, many observers predict gas prices will rise steeply in the spring, and could threaten the record price of $3.227 a gallon set in May. That's because analysts expect next year's prices to be driven by rising demand and tight supplies; last year's records came as a string of unexpected refinery outages cut gasoline output.

Oil prices have been pressured in recent days by evidence of rising Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries output, expectations that OPEC will agree at a meeting next week to increase production further and tepid domestic demand.

U.S. demand for oil fell 0.8 percent in September compared to a year ago and is at its lowest level since April 2006, said Addison Armstrong, an analyst at TFS Energy Futures LLC in Stamford, Conn., in a research note.

Meanwhile, recent data from English tanker-tracking firm Oil Movements shows OPEC output is already on the rise, even as analysts expect further production hikes.

"Slowing demand and possible oil production increases by OPEC have combined to ease the upward pressure on oil prices," Armstrong said.

Oil investors quickly looked past Thursday's fire at an Enbridge Energy Partners LP pipeline in northern Minnesota. Three of the pipeline's four conduits were returned to service Thursday, and the fire-damaged line, which was already closed for maintenance at the time of the accident, was expected to be back up within days. The four pipelines together normally carry about 16 percent of U.S. crude imports.

Other petroleum futures were also down Friday. December gasoline futures fell 3.48 cents to $2.23 a gallon on the Nymex, while December heating oil futures fell 6.04 cents to $2.5167 a gallon. Both contracts expire at the close of trading Friday.

January natural gas futures fell 3.4 to $7.418 per 1,000 cubic feet on the Nymex.
In London, January Brent crude dropped $1.78 to $88.44 a barrel on the ICE Futures exchange.

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Friday, November 30, 2007

Tzerah's Or L'Or is the 2008 Holiday Parties Skin Care Of Choice

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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Halle Berry, Reese Witherspoon,Johnny Depp, Denzel Washington, Jessica Alba and more nominated for People's Choice Awards- Events during Golden Globes

An all star team will be there
Consumers ask:
Will Tzerah make an appearance at the 2008 Golden Globes gifting Suite?



SAN ANSELMO, Calif., Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrities visiting the Backstage Creations Retreat during rehearsals at the 2007 Golden Globe(R) Awards left glowing and more relaxed after receiving a complete t'Zerah skin regimen, including Or' l'Or de Nuit Illuminating Lifting Serum, made with pure white powder gold and inspired by the Golden Globes themselves!
Courteney Cox Arquette, Jessica Biel, Bai Ling (Lost) and Jenna Fischer (The Office) were among the high-profile guests who visited the retreat and went home with an exclusive collection of t'Zerah products presented in a custom made ivory silk box filled with flower petals and wrapped in hand made Japanese rice paper.
Overheard at the Retreat

Before they left, many of the stars raved about this luxurious product. Melina Karakaredes from CSI: NY called the products "lovely," Jenna Fischer exclaimed, "The products smell great! I could really use this (Or l'Or de Nuit) on Monday." And Hayden Panetierre of Heroes said, "I love this scent!"
But it wasn't just women who were impressed, after trying the face cream, Terrence Howard said, "Mmmm. That feels good! Can you hook me up with two of those boxes?"
T'Zerah, a luxurious couture-quality line of skin care inspired by the ancient knowledge of the restorative power of plants, was selected as the exclusive skin care line at the Backstage Creations Retreat during the Golden Globe rehearsals on Saturday and Sunday. Nearly 60 celebrity presenters were invited to visit the retreat over the weekend.

T'Zerah is made with only the freshest, purest essences of flowers, fruits, plants and precious minerals carefully selected for their ability to harmonize with the skin, rejuvenating and restoring its vitality and radiance. You can truly feel the difference -- the products have a freshness and vitality that has become the t'Zerah signature.

Backstage Creations is the leading company providing corporate clients an exclusive opportunity to personally introduce their products and services to celebrities. Invited celebrities visit custom designed "Retreats" to relax and choose products selected by event organizers as "thank-you" gifts. Backstage Creations has created celebrity retreats at various industry events including the Golden Globes Awards, People's Choice Awards and Billboard Music Awards.


Happy Holidays


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Omega 5 oil skin care company scores big time at Sundance -- will there be a "deja vu" in 2008 thanks to Backstage Creations?


At this year's Sundance Film Festival, "invitation-only" celebrities were given the opportunity to try this unique line as well as meet the company founder, Tzeira Sofer. The celebrities then took home an exclusive red silk hat box full of Pomega5™ products.
Experience the Pomega5™ Sundance 2007 Film Festival Collection for yourself!We now invite you to purchase and receive Pomega5™'s therapeutic skin care and dietary supplements at a special price, beautifully packaged in the same red silk hat boxes the celebrities took home.
The skin care products include the Healing Cream, Cleansing Bar and Pure Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil. Also included in the collection are Pomega5™'s nutritional supplements - Pure Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil Gelcaps and Organic Pomegranate Seed Oil Complex.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Aging Venture Capital Firms May Need An Omega 5 Oil Shot In The Arm To Regain Their Mojo...

Some VCs are hanging by the thread



Investors focused on acquiring stakes in venture capitalists' unwanted portfolio companies anticipate a sharp pickup in business as funds created in the boom years of 1999 and 2000 approach the end of their 10-year life.

More than 28,000 companies have been funded since 1990 that so far have not gone public, gotten sold or been written off, according to figures from Thomson Venture Economics' VentureXpert database.
That creates investment candidates for a small universe of firms that include Lake Street Capital and Saints Capital, both based in San Francisco, and New York-based W Capital Partners, which has $1.5 billion of invested capital under management. They buy whole portfolios from VCs and sort through those various company stakes searching for value.

A bulge of investment funds nearing the 10-year mark as the economy teeters on recession may provide more opportunities as other means of exiting shut down.
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Monday, November 26, 2007

How Will The Price Of Omega 5 oil Products Affect The Gifts Listed In The Twelve Days of Christmas Carol??



The Price of gifts listed in 'Twelve Days of Christmas' carol
a storm in the making?

By Dan Nephin


While the origins of the Christmas carol "The Twelve Days of Christmas" may be a mystery, one thing is certain: It's getting more costly to buy your true love all the items mentioned.It would cost $78,100 to buy the 364 items, from a single partridge in a pear tree to the 12 drummers drumming, repeatedly on each day as the song suggests, according to the annual PNC Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management.
The cost is up 4 percent from $75,122 last year.
Buying each item in the song just once would cost $19,507, up 3.1 percent from last year's $18,921. And shopping online would be costlier, with the total for the 364 items costing $128,886, up 2.5 percent from last year's $125,767. You would spend $31,249 online for each item just once this year.
Though a humorous look, PNC said the index mirrors actual economic trends. PNC has been calculating the cost of Christmas since 1984.Helping push the cost up this year is the minimum wage hike, which bumped the cost of eight maids a-milking from about $41 to nearly $47."They have not had an increase since 1997," said Jim Dunigan, managing executive of investment for PNC Wealth Management. "The good news is, if you're a maids a-milking, they will also see an increase in 2008 and 2009."Higher food costs pushed the six geese a-laying from $300 to $360. And reflecting higher gold prices, those five gold rings will cost $395, up 21.5 percent from last year's $325."The cost of the gold rings in this year's Christmas Price Index reflects the general trend of increasing commodity prices in the Consumer Price Index, including gold," Dunigan said. "In addition, increased fears about inflation and the value of the dollar may have led investors to turn to gold as a safer place to invest their money."Not everything is more costly. The price of a partridge ($15), two turtle doves ($40) and three French hens ($40) remained the same, as did seven swans a-swimming, at $4,200, and nine ladies dancing, at $4,759.PNC checks jewelry stores, dance companies, pet stores and other sources to compile the list, Dunigan said.If one had $78,000 to splurge for Christmas, there's "probably a Mercedes or a Hummer in there someplace," Dunigan said. "The key there is you'd lose the romantic value.""I'm sure there's something on the list for everybody," he said. "If it was my wife, she'd probably go for five gold rings."As for the origins of the carol, which has been around for hundreds of years, some contend the song was a coded way to teach aspects of Catholicism. According to such claims, the six geese a-laying represent the six days of creation and the 10 lords a-leaping represent the 10 Commandments.Snopes.com, an Internet urban legend-debunking Web site, says there's no substantive evidence that the carol was used to preserve tenets of Catholicism.On the Web: PNC Christmas Price Index: http://www.pncchristmaspriceindex.com/

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Online data about Omega 5 oil products drives purchasers to real stores

Customers going to shop for Omega 5 products




Web Research Drives Real-World Purchases
By Brad Srone
E-commerce purchases are expected to grow a healthy but unspectacular 17 to 20 percent this holiday season over last year’s. But the Web’s influence over what people buy could be growing even faster.
ShopLocal, a Chicago-based firm that helps retailers use their sites to drive in-store sales, says that purchases researched online but made offline, in physical stores, are booming.

The company helps retailers like Home Depot, Best Buy and Target bring their advertising catalogs and circulars to their Web sites. For the last two years, ShopLocal has been measuring Internet-influenced purchases through a combination of surveys and measuring traffic to Web pages with coupons and other discounts that can only be used offline.

The ShopLocal Index, as the company calls it, was up 29 percent through August and dipped to 22 percent for the last two months, reflecting the overall lackluster retailing sector. But this month, according to ShopLocal’s preliminary data, things have turned around; online-influenced store purchases have risen by about 50 percent over last year.

“It’s an indicator people are now doing a lot of work on the Web as they prepare to go shopping,” said Vikram Sharma, chief executive of ShopLocal. “Our sense is there has been a fair amount of pent-up demand. We’re optimistic it will result in some good things for retailers.”

In a report last spring, Forrester Research estimated that nearly $400 billion of store sales, or 16 percent of total retail sales, would be directly influenced by Web research this year. The research firm said that number would reach $1 trillion by 2011, or half of all retail purchases.
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

If you can not trust Omega 5 oil -- what / who can you trust?

A very satisfied POMEGA5 product user
Sara Miles





She just gave him his first Omega 5 oil pills -- Happy Holidays
Joe and Kindra Lucas




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Friday, November 23, 2007

POMEGA, the leading Omega 5 oil company, to boost its management team to meet investors interest


The team you have in place will figure prominently in an investor's decision to fund your business

One factor that almost always figures into a savvy potential investor's evaluation of your company is your "team" -- key management and advisers. This is particularly true for a young company with no track record of its own.

Why do investors tend to base their decisions to invest
on management teams?
The answer is in large part because there are so many imponderables about any emerging business. Even a great business idea sometimes simply can't succeed on its own strength alone. The idea may be too revolutionary, too unproven or otherwise lack sufficient credibility. It may involve a product or technology that is simply too complex for the potential investor to understand, or market projections that are simply too speculative. This is when you have to rely on the management team to give the business credibility. The history of the management team may be the only solid, understandable, non-speculative information available to the potential investor.

Investors tend to look closely at the experience and track record of the management team. A business must be able to succeed in the face of rapidly changing conditions. Relevant experience gives the potential investor comfort that the management can spot the issues and challenges and are flexible, skilled and objective enough to be able to deal with those conditions.

Of course, what really counts is experience that's relevant to the specific needs of the company. For example, experience in a Fortune 100 company may not be particularly pertinent to running a start-up. In fact a common perception is that someone whose experience is entirely from big companies will tend to throw money at a problem, and may not be sufficiently flexible to deal with a small-company environment where inexpensive alternatives are necessary. It is also important that the experience be in the relevant industry. Experience in the lingerie industry may not be particularly germane to a software development company.

However, experience, skill and pedigree are not the only factors that investors look for. Integrity and commitment are also typically a must. Investors want to see a high level of work ethic on the part of management. They need to feel comfortable that all of the key players are committed to, and have enthusiasm for, the company. (For example, many investors consider it important that the key individuals involved in management have "skin in the game," i.e., have themselves invested in the company).

The wrong management team can be deadly to potential investor interest. You can have the greatest technology in the world or the best marketing plan, but if your management team cannot execute the business plan, or if they alienate the customers, or cannot hire and manage good people, then the business likely will fail.

Charisma in a management team is good, but too much can get in the way. Savvy investors want key players to have egos that are big enough to get the job done, but not so big that the individual can't be a team player or can't accept advice. A sophisticated investor often looks for investments in industries in which the investor has relevant background and expertise -- and expects to be able to contribute his or her expertise to the venture. If the investor perceives the management as too arrogant or egocentric to accept advice, prospects of the investment being made are minimal.

"Guerrilla" management that is perceived as likely to ignore professional advice (e.g., from attorneys and accountants) also tends to be problematic for investors. In the book OPM, I introduced a hypothetical character called Louis (Loose) Canon, whose mantra is, "I'm not going to let those attorneys and accountants run my company!" Sophisticated investors tend to run away from the Louis Canons of the world, and unless the company's team includes (or the investor is able to place) other key individuals with sufficiently strong personalities in positions with sufficient clout to counterbalance and keep the "Loose Cannon" in check, the company's prospects are dim.

Another pertinent factor is the "completeness" of the team. Do you have, or is there a plan to place, a strong individual in all of the important positions? But what makes an individual "strong" or a position "important"? That depends upon the nature and stage of development of your business. The definitions of "strong" and "important" positions are moving targets. The team necessary for a start-up seeking only that funding or resources necessary to establish "proof of principle" for a product might require no one other than the person that came up with the idea. However, as a business develops and grows, so do the positions that are critical to management.
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

POMEGA5 is included in the Teens for Safe Cosmetics Holidays Kit -- Try green Omega 5 oil products

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Teens for Safe Cosmetics is introducing a collection of green beauty products for the holidays. Included are fabulous items from companies that embody the message that one can create clean and effective beauty and body care without harmful chemicals, and that are good for you, and for the earth. We thank our partners for their support as we launch this exclusive Green Beauty Kit just in time to start off your new year in a green frame of mind.

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Omega 5 Oil Company Offers Superior Natural Skin Care to Uber - Estheticians -- the Key to Youthful Apprearance




Aestheticians Who Get in Your Face

By BETH LANDMAN


WHEN Isabel Dassinger arrived at Townhouse Spa with its mother-of-pearl walls and roaring fireplace, she was anticipating an afternoon of coddling. But just as Ms. Dassinger, 50, had relaxed under a heated blanket, the rebuke of her facialist, Julie Lindh, put her on edge. “If you don’t stay out of the sun and use the products I suggest,” Ms. Lindh warned, “you will have saggy skin, jowls, and look like someone’s grandmother in a couple of years.”


Ms. Dassinger, who runs a healing center in Montclair, N.J., was aghast. “At first I thought she was kidding,” she said. “She wasn’t.”

Still, Ms. Dassinger returned for another appointment and now visits Ms. Lindh monthly because she relies on her high-tech solutions and tell-it-like-it-is diagnoses. “There is a nicer way she could deliver her comments, but you get used to it,” said Ms. Dassinger, who has her skin stimulated with an ultrasound machine. “Julie gets away with talking to people like that because she makes your skin look amazing.”

In the past, facialists basically cleaned pores, applied a mask and rubbed cream on your décolletage. The extent of their expertise was determining whether skin was oily, dry or sensitive.

Now that professional skincare is rife with options, and the goal is often to take years, not simply pollutants from a face, the aesthetician has become the decider. She makes it her business to berate clients who eat poorly, and decides whether to use light-emitting diodes, mild peels or blue, red and green light therapy.

That technological artillery is part of the reason that facialists, once considered subservient worker bees, have won the respect of clients.

“This is the time of the über-aesthetician,” said Anna L. Moine, a consultant to the spa industry. “She is becoming the arbiter of your life, a second mother who even tells you what to eat. Some of them are actually dictatorial. These people are being venerated because the new technology has made them vehicles to maintaining the image of youth.”


That some aestheticians now work at “medi-spas,” where facials are performed under a doctor’s auspices, has also added to their credibility in the eyes of customers. The number of so-called medi-spas nationwide has more than tripled, to 976 in 2007, up from 310 in 2006, according to the International Spa Association.

“There has been a shift of power,” said Dr. Pamela Peeke, an assistant clinical professor of medicine at the University of Maryland, and a former medical adviser to the International Spa Association. “A lot of these people also work in doctors’ offices; dermatologists and plastic surgeons actually refer patients to them.”


That wasn’t always the case. Customers “used to treat us like maids,” said Aida Bicaj, an aesthetician whose skincare salon is on the Upper East Side. “Now they are treating us like medical professionals.”


Aestheticians in most states, including New York and California, must complete 600 hours of classes at an aesthetics school to get a license. Last summer, Atelier Esthétique Institute of Esthetics in Manhattan offered an additional 350-hour course, approved by New York state, for facialists who wanted an advanced diploma.


No matter their training, facialists cannot match dermatologists’ years of medical school. But that doesn’t stop clients from listening to the edicts of their facialists.
Rebecca Johnson, now an owner of a spa in Colorado Springs, first visited Ms. Bicaj’s salon five years ago. She said that she didn’t want electrical stimulation or any acid-based products on her sensitive skin.

Ms. Bicaj overruled her. When asked for her reasoning by a reporter, Ms. Bicaj, who charges $475 for a facial, explained: “Do you tell the doctor what you need?” A client cannot tell me what she needs.”


A dozen facials and microcurrent procedures later, Ms. Johnson, 57, is a convert. “With Aida, my skin is better than when I was 35,” she said.


To bolster their credibility, some aestheticians pepper their consultations with medical terminology. “We are competing with doctors,” said Sonya Dakar, who dishes out her biting assessments to Gwyneth Paltrow and the hoi polloi alike. “I take photos, give them a consultation, and use medical terms, like a doctor. If you have the answer for them, you are the


pinnacle in the planet, but you can’t be a diva unless you really know what you are doing.”
Ms. Dakar, who did 600 hours of training in her native Israel, doesn’t candy-coat. “If you are spineless and vulnerable, you shouldn’t come to me,” she said. “I will tell them they have skin like a Shar-Pei, but in a more clinical way.”

These days, consumers not only want results, they also expect a facial to come with a heavy dose of advice. “An aesthetician may have been reluctant to offer criticism before,” said Mark Wuttke, a spa consultant, “but now a consumer expects to have some knowledge imparted during an appointment. It’s considered added value.”

And once clients trust their facialists or get winsome results, they may be reluctant to skip appointments, even if they must tolerate tirades.


“Lucy is my life; sad, isn’t it?” said Michelle Sabari, a publicist in Manhattan, referring to Lucy Slivinsky, her facialist at Dr. Howard Sobel’s Skin and Spa Cosmetic Surgery Center in Manhattan. “She reprimands me if I do anything wrong, but I am booked with her through

January ’08.”


Some facialists stoke their fearsome reputations to generate business. Browbeaten clients, of course, fear that if they don’t follow instructions to the letter their skin won’t look its best.
Scare tactics can backfire. Emily Feingold, 29, a vice president of corporate communications for the Weinstein Company, said she went to an aesthetician in Chelsea and was told that her eyes looked as if they belonged to a woman in her 40s. “I went to have fun, a relaxing spa day, but they emotionally demoralized me to keep me coming back,” said Ms. Feingold, who hasn’t been back since.


It can be difficult for customers to figure out which procedures or products they really need, and which ones the facialist recommends just to increase revenue. Acquiesce to one too many recommendations, and your facial could cost you far more than you thought. Ms. Dakar’s basic facial costs $225, but that’s before extras like a $1,000 vitamin-A pumpkin peel.


This new breed of aesthetician does not tolerate tardiness and if a booking is not canceled within 24 hours, the client will be charged. “It makes clients more responsible,” said Christine Chin, who dismissed Naomi Campbell as a client for perpetual lateness.


Ms. Chin was one of the first to institute such a rule, but now many spas like Susan Ciminelli Day Spa have followed suit. “Before, they could call and say ‘I have a cold, I have a poison,’” Ms. Chin said.


No more. Clients must show up on time, braced for a tongue-lashing. “If their complexion is not the right color, I tell them, ‘Your face doesn’t match your neck,’” Ms. Chin said. “Sometimes they start crying. But I have a love-hate relationship with my clients. If they listen to me, eventually they are happy.”

Ms. Chin’s attitude sums up the current climate. “I am very strict,” she said. “If you don’t like our rules, then we say, ‘Goodbye, you can go somewhere else and you can keep your zits.’”


These estheticians can now offer POMEGA5 products to their customers