Mar 23

Oregon Health & Science University Introduces Invaluable Resource and Reduces Visitor Stress with CampusBird Interactive Maps

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) December 01, 2014

Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), in conjunction with the CampusBird interactive map platform from concept3D, has instituted a new online map that university officials describe as a key part of OHSUs wayfinding strategy and an invaluable resource that is refashioning the campus visitor experience.

In newly posted videos on the CampusBird website, Renee McKechnie, Director of Digital Strategy, and Christina Elmore, Web Project Manager, discuss the impact the new technology is having on visitors to the university, hospital and research facility. The complex sits on a hill, which makes navigating the unfamiliar terrain a somewhat complicated process.

For example, a visitor might enter one building on the 2nd floor and another building on the 9th floor. OHSU officials say the new map, which includes 3D and panoramic features, has greatly improved the ease with which individuals travel throughout campus. The addition of an interactive map is also a move aimed at improving patient care as well as their overall experience.

Coming to a hospital or coming to a university for an interview is stressful enough, and we find that having this style of map really helps us reduce the anxiety for visitors, McKechnie said. They can get a clear visual of where theyre headed so they know what to expect when they arrive at campus.

The OHSU digital map includes 3D and 360-degree panoramic views of buildings and other landmarks throughout campus, detailed directions to and descriptions of numerous parking structures, hours and menus of cafes and other eateries, and tips for negotiating to and through OHSU via tram, bus, and streetcar.

The map sits on top of Google Maps, which enables users to zoom in or pan out to the level of detail desired. That ability to pinpoint locations enables visitors to quickly find the exact information they need.

[Campus officials] are trying to help visitors, patients and students get here, and they dont always need to have them view the entire map, Elmore said. They may want to focus on certain areas. Being able to choose just one category, like just parking destinations, or being able to choose two specific places, like a parking garage and one building, is really helpful for all of the different needs we have across our campus and hospital.

The maps serve individuals including patients, new and existing students, faculty, and hundreds of new employees each month, many of whom are unfamiliar with the campus during their initial visits.

Were excited to be partnering with an OHSU team that has done such a great job of serving such a broad audience and making each individual feel welcome, said Lisa Harris, Vice President of Marketing at concept3D, Inc. Their obvious commitment and attention to making the visitor experience as smooth as possible is impressive.

OHSU has found that the new digital platform enables it to quickly update information, whether its construction of a new building or a department changing its name. The map allows for distributed authoring and immediate updates.

The visuals that it outputs are really lovely, too, McKechnie added. Our buildings and sidewalks have never looked so good. CampusBird has exceeded our expectations for a digital map.

For more information, visit

About CampusBird

CampusBird lets higher education institutions take control of their campus maps through interactive mapping and media services. CampusBirds team of experienced developers, designers and professionals has created the most powerful and easy-to-use map management system to display custom media including 3D models, 2D overlay renderings, spherical/street view imagery, and video for multiple users.

CampusBird is an offering from concept3D, Inc., a leading Web, mobile and geolocation software development company. concept3D offers professional multimedia services, custom software and web services, CampusBird interactive school maps, Atlas map management system and simuwatt energy analysis and assessment tools. For more information, please visit or watch the short overview of campus maps at

Mar 18 Launches Winter Special Offers

(PRWEB UK) 30 November 2014, one of the UKs leading online holiday rentals website, offers a vast range of superb villas, apartments and holiday homes to suit every taste and budget in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world.

As a British winter looms large once more, many families consider holidaying away from home, taking advantage of favourable foreign exchange rates and low-cost flights to enjoy a change of scenery and perhaps to capture a little winter sunshine.

Now theres even more reason to consider a winter escape as has just launched an amazing range of winter holiday deals and discounts on holiday rental properties in desireable locations throughout Britain and Europe including ski resorts in the French Alps, Rome, Tuscany and Malaga and, for those in search of winter sun in a luxurious location, in Dubais prestigious Dubai Marina development.

These self-catering special offers and late deals are always hugely popular and anyone wishing to take advantage is advised to book their accommodation at the earliest opportunity. Here is a selection of just some of the wonderful offers available to discerning winter holidaymakers from

Chatel, Haute-Savoie, French Alps

This exquisite seven-bedroomed private chalet (sleeps 14) is situated in its own gardens just 200 metres from the slopes in one of Frances most scenic ski resorts. Fully equipped with every modern amenity for guests comfort and entertainment the chalet is just a short drive away from the nearest shops, bars and restaurants.

Property 13852: Special offer – Fully catered week commencing 4th January now only 499pppw inclusive of return Geneva airport transfers.

Pembrokeshire, Wales

A modern and fully furnished three-bedroomed bungalow (sleeps 6) offers a peaceful self-catering retreat in a spectacularly beautiful costal location. The beach is on the doorstep and nearby villages and towns can be reached either via the coastal path or a short drive inland.

Property 14702: Special offer – from 28/11/2014 – 12/02/2015, 25% discount on all weeks

Malaga, Costa del Sol, Spain

A stunning two-bedroomed luxury apartment (sleeps 6) in a gated complex offers remarkable sea and mountain views. Equipped with modern facilities of the highest standard, the apartment offers three communal swimming pools, landscaped gardens and private parking and is close to the beach, golf courses, supermarkets, bars and restaurants.

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Larnaca, Cyprus

This brand-new and luxurious one-bedroomed apartment (sleeps 4) enjoys a superb village location just fifteen minutes from the airport. Fully equipped for comfortable self-catering, the apartment shares a stunning swimming pool, is close to award-winning beaches and is a ten-minute stroll from the shops and traditional tavernas and restaurants of the village.

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Mar 15

Winter menu of Brooklyn’s Famous Nargis Cafe is perfect choice during the cold weather that captured New York

Brooklyn, NY (PRWEB) November 29, 2014

During the cold weather Nargis Cafe serves expended charcoal-grilled meats that include lamb, lamb ribs, beef, veal liver, lamb chops, chicken wings and chicken hearts. The winter menu also features charcoal-grilled fish that comes in for its share of praise, including the crackling and succulent trout as well as sea bass, salmon and bronzini!

Brooklyn’s Famous Nargis Cafe, the central Asian hotspot that Village Voice restaurant critic Robert Sietsema has named as one of his favorite Brooklyn eateries, is actually one of the few area restaurants that grill meat and fish directly over real charcoal. Sietsema singles out the smoky sea bass kebabs topped with grilled onions as one of the must-try dishes, and he also highly recommends the lamb rib kebabs, with their strong wood-smoked taste, the flavorful onion-laced ground lamb lulya kebab, the yogurt-tenderized grilled chicken kebab and the crispy-skinned marinated Cornish hen. Many of these charcoal-grilled entries are served with a side dish of rice or vegetables.

Nargis Cafe also features appetizers and entrees with an international flair. Cold appetizers include Russian-style pickled herring and a cumin-spiced shredded carrot salad, as well as a Korean-influenced spicy cabbage kim-chee. The Village Voice called the Tashkent salad, made with boiled beef, eggs, shredded radish and scallions unexpectedly delicious, while Chef Big B suggests the middle eastern-influenced Bojon salad made from garlicky roasted eggplant. The middle eastern influence also makes itself felt with the inclusion of baba ghanoush and hummus as appetizers, while another Chef Big B recommendation, the meat-stuffed samsa pastries, are similar to what you might find in an Indian restaurant. Manti, meat-stuffed dumplings, are kind of like Chinese pot stickers, although quite a bit larger the Village Voice calls them fist-sized, and Big B claims that this dish alone has made repeat customers out of many first timers.

In the meantime, food lovers near Brooklyn can come to the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue Z for a taste of Central Asian food and culture. With the weather getting colder, patrons of the Nargis will feel warmer after enjoying one of the hearty and delicious cultural soups on the menu.

As the perfect complement to its tasty charcoal-grilled meats and fish, Nargis Cafe has recently introduced a lineup of several European (or European-style) draft beers: Blue Moon, Stella Artois, Grolsch, Peroni, Weihenstephan, Krusovice, Staropramen and Pilsner Urquell. They also have European red and white wines to go with every menu selection, and non-alcoholic beverages ranging from homemade fruit juices to drinks to green and black teas, espresso, cappuccino and sparkling water. The dessert menu features a diverse range of delectable treats including baklava, Napoleons, molten lava cake with ice cream, Russian chocolate layer cake and a type of central Asian pastry Chak Chak made from sweet, crispy noodles. Lately Nargis Cafe were featured in New York Times

Speaking of culture, the management of Nargis Cafe pays the same attention to detail in the decor as the food. Everything in the restaurant is beautiful, from the food, to the plates and bowls in which the food is served, to the colorful decorations that fill the dining room from floor to ceiling. Eating at Nargis Cafe is an immersive experience in food and culture.

It’s reasons like that which lead the FX television network to choose Nargis Cafe as a location shoot for an episode of its Cold War-era thriller series “The Americans.” The producers of the TV show saw authenticity in the Nargis Cafe look, and determined the setting would fit the theme of the show.

About Nargis Cafe

Nargis Cafe is a Brooklyn-area restaurant specializing in authentic Uzbek and central-Asian cuisine. Nargis Cafe was founded in 2007 at the corner of Coney Island Avenue and Avenue Z by chef Big B, an Uzbekistan-born and American-trained chef. As noted in an article about the restaurant in “The New York Times,” the word “Nargis” means beautiful flower also called Narcissus poeticus.

Nargis Cafe

2818 Coney Island Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11235

Phone: 1-718-872-7888

Email: info(at)nargiscafe(dot)com

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Mar 13

Javon Bea Mercy Health System – Hospice Care Hosts Widows’ Coffee Support Group

Janesville, WI (PRWEB) November 30, 2014

Javon Bea Mercy Health System – Recently widowed residents of Rock and surrounding counties are invited to attend Mercy Hospice Care Widow’s Coffee Support Group. They meet for breakfast on the last Monday of every month at 10 am at the Citrus Cafe, 208 S. Main Street, Janesville. Due to the Christmas holiday, the next group will meet Monday, December 15. This group is open to the public. Please call (608) 754-2201 for more information.

Mercy Hospice Care and Mercy Home Health Careimplies not only deep roots in the community, but also quality, excellence and caring through the years, and a focus on providing exceptional care into the future.

Mercy Home Health and Hospice Care services provides high-quality care ensured by Mercy Health System. Mercy holds its services and employees to high standards, and always aims for excellence.

Javon Bea