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October 3, 2011

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New amazing & full-featured shopping cart system for Daisy Trading Company


New amazing & full-featured shopping cart system for Daisy Trading Company

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I’m very happy to announce the new and improved Daisy Trading Company website at We’ve ditched the old shopping cart system for the new and incredibly full-featured system from 3d Cart. More coming soon on how awesome this shopping cart system is…but for now check out the fun and cottage theme home and garden decor, wall art, fun games, funny books, gift items, wine glasses & accessories, clothing, jewelry and accessories at the Daisy Trading Company!


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Ongoing Internet Marketing


Ongoing Internet Marketing

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Soul Oyster offers ongoing Internet marketing, management and website promotion services to promote your website and business on a regular basis. Regular and constant marketing of your website increases the amount of visitors your site receives and keeps it visible above the sea of competition.

Part of the process of regular ongoing marketing of your website can include:

  • Manual submission to search engines, directories and other websites to increase incoming links to your website and ongoing research and submission to industry related web sites, directories and search engines, etc.
  • Setup and management of online profiles to major websites such as Google Maps local business listings, Bing Local, Yahoo Local, Merchant Circle, etc.
  • Ongoing research and submission to industry related web sites, directories and search engines
  • Setup and ongoing management of your Social Media accounts (including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.), profiles, and marketing
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    Better Companies, Better Nations, Better Planet September 20, 2011

    The Glasgow-based writer and artist Alasdair Gray is fond of a quote engraved in a wall of the Scottish Parliament building, “Work as if you live in the early days of a better nation.”

    It is an injunction that conjures up images of deep-rooted enthusiasm, vigor
    and ethical behavior, where people go earnestly about their daily tasks
    boosted by the knowledge that they are improving their country and the world.

    Anyone familiar with this quote, and taking a tour of the Newport Computer
    Services building in north Rochester, after chatting to employees, might well
    look around for a factory wall engraving that has inspired everyone to “Work
    as if you live in the early days of a better company.”

    The visitor is bound to come away convinced that Newport and its workers
    have a mission in mind beyond helping the company turn a profit and giving
    customer satisfaction ­- that of making the planet a more environmentally
    friendly place.

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that more than 40
    million computers become obsolete and are discarded every year. However,
    only 15 percent of these computers are recycled, which means that 85 percent
    of them end up in U.S. landfills or are shipped overseas. Indeed, the
    internationally respected environmental watchdog group Basel Action Network
    (BAN) estimates that 80% of the electronic waste given to recyclers in the US
    and Canada “does not get recycled in this continent, but is quickly exported
    due to a lack of adequate law, or inadequate enforcement of laws that do

    These days there is a growing awareness among the general public – almost
    all of whom are computer users, if not at work, then at home – that there are
    components within monitors, desktops, laptops and printers, indeed inside
    most electronic devices, that are toxic and harmful to the environment if
    discarded carelessly. No longer, in many areas of the developed world can
    these devices be accepted for final disposition in local landfills, and there is
    increasing realization in the mind of the average American sparked by a
    number of alarming documentaries, that the answer cannot be to dump them

    Disturbing television footage on 60 Minutes, PBS Frontline, CNN and other
    major networks of unscrupulous entrepreneurs shipping e-waste to Third
    World locations, to poison landfills, contaminate precious groundwater
    supplies and create health hazards for an often unwitting native population,
    has been a sharp wake-up call.

    This makes the services offered by Newport all the more vital, and leaves the
    visitor with an enhanced appreciation for and understanding of the
    employees’ enthusiasm, vigor and nigh obsession with ethical behavior.

    Newport Computer Services was founded in 1994, which makes it young
    company with enough experience under its belt to have charted its direction
    and developed a code of ethics that has won the approval and accolades of
    top environmental watchdog groups, including the EPA and New Hampshire
    Environmental Protection Agency.

    For a small (but growing) company like Newport to not just achieve the
    internationally coveted e-Steward certification, but also to be one of the first
    three firms in the world to meet BAN’s exacting standards, is amazing!

    It should be a clarion call to all computer users – from major corporations right
    down to students with a laptop – that come disposal time, this is a company
    that can be trusted to do the right thing, from data wiping, security and
    tracking, to harvesting, testing and reselling usable components. Most
    important of all, the computer user can have absolute peace of mind that no
    components from their electronic equipment will ever become a hazard to
    others, something to consider in an ever more litigious world.

    Certainly, there are a growing number of companies across the U.S. offering to
    recycle electronic goods, but people, organizations and business trying to do
    the right thing when disposing of their old equipment must be on their guard.

    The online site sounds the alarm by reporting “Companies
    known as ‘fake recyclers’ approach well-meaning organizations – charities,
    churches, and community organizations – and offer to hold a Recycling Day. The
    charity provides publicity, legitimacy, and a parking lot for the event. On the
    designated day, well-meaning residents drop off their old electronics for
    recycling. The fake recycler picks it up in their trucks, hauls it away for shipping,
    and makes money by exporting it to Chinese or African “recycling” centers.
    Nobody’s the wiser.”

    Well, in recent months, the EPA has become the wiser, and several prosecutions
    of “fake recyclers” are now under way. One interesting question that remains
    is: Are the duped original owners of the e-waste absolved of legal
    responsibility? It’s something to consider.

    That Newport Computer Services, with its successful and highly trustworthy
    business model, is expanding its operations should be good news for all planet
    lovers, for this will be the standard that other companies increasingly have to
    meet. Newport now has a second U.S. facility in Morrisville, North Carolina and
    is in the process of expanding to Nevada, to serve the south and west of the United States.

    In addition, Newport Computer Service’s facility in Bangalore, India – operating
    to the same trustworthy standards as home base – is thriving, and the
    company is now in the process of creating a pan-India footprint, by setting
    facilities in Mumbai and Delhi, with others to follow.

    Plus, after a yearlong process, permission has just been granted by the
    Chinese authorities to set up a facility in the People’s Republic of China.

    “Work as if you live in the early days of a better company!”

    Not every employee in the United States can nod and say, “I do, already,” but
    the folks at Newport are able to.

    Newport Computer Services, Inc. is located in Rochester, New Hampshire and specializes in IT asset recovery and the safe & secure disposal & recycling of e-waste, used, old computers & electronic equipment. They also offer quality refurbished computers and other computer parts for sale.

    Newport Computer Services, Inc.
    20 Spaulding Ave.
    , NH 03868

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    Better Companies, Better Nations, Better Planet


    Visiting Portsmouth, NH Highlights August 14, 2011

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    If you’re looking for a quintessential New England town that exudes all the history, culture, art, and architecture that New England well is known for, than Portsmouth, New Hampshire is just what you’re looking for.

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    If you’re looking for a quintessential New England town that exudes all the history, culture, art, and architecture that New England well is known for, than Portsmouth, New Hampshire is just what you’re looking for. Portsmouth is a popular stop for visitors touring the seacoast, being less than 1 hour north of Boston, less than 1 hour south of Portland, Maine and located along the highways of Route 95 and Route 1. Not to mention being picturesquely perched alongside the swift-flowing Piscataqua River on its route to the nearby ocean only ½ a mile away. For many, it’s a few days of an enjoyable waylay while on a driving trip through coastal New England or with its many moorings and yacht clubs, a boaters haven.

     Today’s blog Written and Photos by Guest Blogger Jenn Marcelias.