T5 Data Centers™ Continues Success with New Major Financial Services Tenants

T5's Purpose-built Data Center Design Offers the Redundancy, Security, and Versatility to Continue to Attract Tenants with Business-critical Computing Needs.

Atlanta, GA, USA (April 23, 2014) -- T5 Data Centers™ (http://www.t5datacenters.com), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments for any enterprise, today announced the signing of a new lease with a New York-based financial services company for space in T5's purpose-built T5@Atlanta data center in Alpharetta, Georgia. T5 was chosen over other competing providers because of its robust and redundant data center design, and its reputation for excellence in data center operations, and maintaining critical systems uptime.

T5@Atlanta is a purpose-built, Tier III, server-ready data center with multiple data suite sizes and densities within its secure, bunkered facility. Each data hall suite is separated by slab-to-deck, fire-rated walls for autonomous operation, and security of regulated personal financial and/or health information. T5@Atlanta boasts over 100,000 square feet under one roof; nearly 55,000 of that with raised floor. It also features an installed critical IT power load of 6,000 kW, expandable to 9,000 kW. T5@Atlanta is LEED Silver certified, offers tenants significant tax incentives, operational control of their whitespace with guaranteed power and cooling availability within the robust utility, and fiber-rich Alpharetta Technology corridor.

"T5 continues to attract discerning customers such as financial services companies and healthcare firms that need to maintain sensitive data, and address security as part of their own compliance requirements," said Tim Bright, Senior Vice President, of T5 Data Centers. "They come to T5 because of our reputation for reliable service, operational stability across our national portfolio, our willingness to customize our security, and power redundancy and resiliency. With backgrounds in Enterprise Data Center development, operations, and consulting, T5 approaches data center design differently by designing the kind of data center our clients would build themselves, even before we start customization."

One of the unique features of T5@Atlanta is its power redundancy. T5@Atlanta is fed by five separate substations; two of them on Georgia Power's "Hi-Reli" system for mission-critical users. The 25-kilovolt feeds from the substations are encased in concrete with an automatic transfer switch on site, delivering flawless reliability. Three additional substations can also feed the facility if necessary, although the primary and secondary circuits have had a historical reliability in excess of Tier IV requirements.

T5@Atlanta is one of seven sites across the United States within the T5 Data Centers portfolio, all designed with the same attention to reliability and service. Each data center is purpose-built to give customers total control of their own dedicated data hall. The T5 Critical Facility Operations Team provides support from design and construction through commissioning, and beyond. The objective is to give the customer absolute control over Total Cost of Occupancy.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an "always on" computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland, New York, and Colorado. All of T5's data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700

Kaplan University School of Business Aligns HR and Financial Planning Specializations with Industry Designations to Help Build Employable Skills

Curriculum alignment with the Society for Human Resource Management and Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards provides practical education that prepares students for careers in growth industries.

Davenport, Iowa, USA (April 23, 2014) -- Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced two professional designations for its School of Business with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP® Board).

"Alignment with the professional standards of these two organizations marks another milestone in our work to synch the educational experience with workplace realities. These achievements provide evidence of our work to meet the needs of employers and further help our students develop employable skills," said Thomas Boyd, dean of the Kaplan University School of Business.

SHRM-designated Human Resources Specializations
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities in the human resources sector are growing. Their research findings project 20.5 percent employment growth for HR specialists by 2020, leading to 61,600 new jobs and 36,700 replacement jobs. With this in mind, Kaplan University School of Business has partnered with SHRM to align the school's human resources curriculum in ways that help students better develop the skills that employers value.

SHRM - the world's largest professional HR association - has acknowledged that the following programs at the Kaplan University School of Business fully align with its HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates for minimum content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels:

Master of Business Administration with a specialization in human resources
Master of Science in Management with a specialization in human resources
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in human resources

For more information on the human resources specialization programs at Kaplan University School of Business and their alignment with SHRM, visit: http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/business/shrm.aspx.

CFP Board-registered Financial Planning Specialization
As many Americans are quickly reaching retirement age, the need for personal financial planning expertise becomes more prevalent. According to Money Magazine and Payscale.com, the financial planning profession is expected to grow 41% by 2016. Certification from the CFP Board can be a key differentiator for firms and individual financial professionals seeking to demonstrate the quality of their services and the value they provide to clients. The Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in financial planning at the Kaplan University School of Business is now offered as a CFP Board-registered program. Through this affiliation, students in the program will have access to curriculum content that helps them prepare for the national CFP® Certification exam administered by the CFP Board.

For more information about the CFP-Board Certified financial planning specialization at Kaplan University School of Business, visit: http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/business/cfp-board-registered.aspx.

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 43,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 60,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan's higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

About SHRM
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 250,000 members in 140 countries and more than 575 affiliated chapters.

About CFP Board
The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board's mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® professionals and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and the federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board's initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes nearly 69,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.

Media Contact:
Amy Hawkinson
Kaplan University School of Business
954-515-3603

Zevrix Releases LinkOptimizer 4.9 for InDesign: Upgrades Core Engine

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.9, a major maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer allows to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data. It also performs image color conversion and sharpening, converts file formats and more. The new version introduces a major upgrade to the app's core engine, which allows LinkOptimizer to support latest advanced technologies and future system releases.

Toronto (ON), Canada (April 23, 2014) -- Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer 4.9, a major maintenance update to its workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and reduce production costs.

The new version introduces a major upgrade to the application's core processing engine. While this version doesn't offer any new features, the update allows LinkOptimizer to support latest advanced technologies and future system releases, as well as improves its performance and stability.

"I have used LinkOptimizer since 2008," says Shari Barnhart of Rainbowtech Designs in St. Petersburg, Florida. "It made a large book project I was working on so much easier to prepare for the printing service."

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

-change their resolution to 300 dpi,
-apply color profile,
-resave JPEG images as TIFF,
-run a Photoshop Action on each image.

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. In addition, the software can apply sharpening filters, merge layers and delete hidden ones, and process copies of InDesign documents and images instead of original files. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually; accelerate document output; reduce job turnaround and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$259.95 (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer is available for Mac OS X 10.6-10.9 and works with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS3-CC.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607

Kaplan University Launches Environmental Policy Center

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences creates a news feed site with daily updates on environmental policy topics and trends.

Davenport, Iowa, USA (April 22, 2014) -- In honor of Earth Day, Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, launched its Environmental Policy Center news site that captures and curates environmental policy news and trends from across the Internet.

The Environmental Policy Center was created under the guidance of faculty and administrators from the environmental policy degree programs within the Kaplan School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. It gives readers a convenient, centralized source for daily updates on key trending topics related to the environment. Editors sift through all the day's news from multiple sources, placing the top stories on one central site.

"The expansion of the green economy is generating demand for new skills and specialized knowledge in many business and government sectors, as well as a thirst for knowledge on environmental policy trends and developments," said Sara Sander, Dean and Vice President of the Kaplan University School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. "Sound sustainability and environmental decisions begin with a balanced understanding of the environment and the ability to stay abreast of the latest findings, regulations and trends. This consciousness inspired us to create Kaplan University's Environmental Policy Center, to help those who are interested in environmental policy scan through relevant news from multiple sources."

The editors of the news feed monitor content from a broad spectrum of traditional news sources as well as individual thought leaders from government, education, the private sector, cause-related nonprofit organizations and even private citizens. News is organized into sections including environmental legislation & regulations, trends & ideas and a section that contains content written by or featuring Kaplan faculty and leadership. To learn more, visit the Kaplan Environmental Policy Center.

Other special-focus Centers within Kaplan University include the Center for Excellence in Financial Services, the Center for Public Service and Career Moves.

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 43,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 60,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan's higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

Media Contact:
Amy Hawkinson
Director of Public Relations
Kaplan University
Office: 954-515-3603
Mobile: 954-459-1324

Eposeidon Launches New KastKing™ Copolymer Fishing Line Products

KastKing™ Copolymer line from Eposeidon exceeds company's expectations. Eposeidon's expansion of KastKing™ Copolymer fishing line products expected to take place early in second quarter.

Hempstead, NY, USA (April 21, 2014) -- Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. (http://www.eposeidon.com) headquartered in Hempstead, NY announced today that they are gearing up for a busier than usual fishing season. Eposeidon’s KastKing™ division (KastKing™ fishing line and KastKing™ fishing reels) has been experiencing stronger than expected sales of their KastKing™ Copolymer fishing line, which was introduced April 1, 2014.

KastKing Copolymer Green, 300 yards
KastKing™ Copolymer fishing line is a unique hybrid blend of nylon monofilament fishing line, which was many angler’s fishing line of choice of for decades, and fluorocarbon fishing line, a later technological development. KastKing™ Copolymer fishing line is extremely abrasion resistant with the best qualities of strength and clarity of fluorocarbon fishing line, while maintaining the suppleness and lower cost of monofilament fishing line. KastKing™ Copolymer fishing line has much less stretch than monofilament line resulting in a significantly increased catch ratio for anglers.

Unlike monofilament line, the KastKing™ Copolymer hybrid does not absorb water. As a result KastKing™ Copolymer retains 100% of its dry knot and tensile strength, and is more manageable than pure fluorocarbon. KastKing™ Copolymer’s fluorocarbon qualities allow it to resist ultraviolet light, which can weaken fishing line and shorten its useable life.

Our initial sales of KastKing™ Copolymer have exceeded our expectations,” says Eposeidon’s CEO, Tate Cui. “Sales are brisk, but we are keeping up with customer demand. Our strong position in the braided fishing line market gave us the perfect entry into copolymer line. We have been the leader in offering competitive prices in braided line, and now with our KastKing™ Copolymer, we have another strong sales producer.”

Eposeidon’s current inventory of KastKing™ Copolymer is available in 330 yards./ 300 meter spools of 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 25 and 30 lb. test in clear white and moss green. The company is adding 4 lb. and 6 lb. test strength copolymer lines in 330 yds./ 300 m. spools in response to overwhelming customer requests.

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ABOUT EPOSEIDON:
Eposeidon is an e-commerce company (Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. - http://www.eposeidon.com) that brings a fresh, innovative approach to anglers by offering quality products at the best prices and no cost, or low cost shipping. Eposeidon’s goal is to exceed expectations through outstanding customer service and superior product value to their customers. Eposeidon is continually expanding its product lines to meet individual fishing equipment needs.

Eposeidon is headquartered in Hempstead, NY, USA and sells fishing tackle products globally.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
1-516-279-6071

QropsUSA.Biz Provides Assistance for Fidelity 401K QROPS

Living in the USA, and having a UK pension plan has just become even a greater problem due to additional IRS tax reporting. With mammoth fines for not reporting a UK pension, you need to transfer your UK pension to the US.

United States (April 19, 2014) -- Living in the USA, and having a UK pension plan has just become even a greater problem due to additional IRS tax reporting. With mammoth fines for not reporting a UK pension, you need to transfer your UK pension to the US.

The problem is the only way to do this without creating a tax nightmare is using a QROPS. Although there are fifteen registered QROPS schemes in the USA. Only one is an open scheme, a non company sponsored scheme. That is the Fidelity 401K.

The Fidelity 401k is a HMRC registered QROPS. However the IRS see the ability to transfer a UK pension to a 401K as a tax loophole. Given this this avenue is closed indefinitely.

There are solutions open for a USA resident and national to transfer to a FATCA compliant QROPS.

A QROPS transfer can provide the following benefits for a USA resident:

No UK income Tax liability on pension income. UK pensions are taxed at source. QROPS is not subject to UK tax.

QROPS allows your assets to be structured in USD, with income paid in USD. This can be paid to a USA bank account, in USD. A UK pension must be paid in GBP. This leaves you open to currency rate fluctuations outside of your control. QROPS allows you to take control back.

No need to buy an annuity or ASP (Alternatively Secured Pension) at age 75. This affords you greater control. Your existing UK provision may lead you to take a low rate of return. For example, once a fixed annuity of 3.5%pa is purchased by your UK scheme that would then be your return for life. Your QROPS pension could pay you an income of 10%pa. It also allows your fund to continue growing whilst you take an income. Which can then provide a higher pension income in later years. This is an important factor to hedge against the effect of price inflation on your pension income.

No Tax liability on your pension fund assets as they continue to grow. Assets in your UK pension fund are subject to Tax, both in the UK and in the USA. Once transferred you’re fund is not subject to Tax, and continues to grow Tax free.

A far wider range of investments, ranging from cash, unit trusts, shares, commodities, gold, ETF’s, commercial property (including overseas property) and much more.

Fully portable from country to country.

You are able to leave the remainder of your pension fund to your heirs on your death. As most people will choose a single Annuity, once in receipt; your UK pension has no value that can be passed to your partner or children. Whereas your QROPS pension can be left to whoever you wish.

If not vested in an Annuity on your death your pension fund is subject to a 55% tax charge in the UK. A QROPS would pass the total value to your beneficiaries and is not subject to this tax charge.

A QROPS allows access to benefits from age 50 if you have been outside the UK for 5 tax years or more.

A QROPS allows access to 30% Cash Lump Sum from age 50 if you have been outside the UK for 5 tax years or more. This is 5% more than allowed under UK pension legislation.

Pension rights transferred into a HMRC Approved QROPS are protected from UK inheritance tax.

By moving UK pension benefits to a HMRC Approved QROPS, assets are effectively removed from the UK tax net. For many expatriates the avoidance of UK taxes on pension income and the dangers of additional pension tax levies are an important planning consideration.

Also the treatment of UK pensions under the UK/USA DTA (Double Taxation Agreement) is not good. The UK Government tax interest on your fund before you get it, and the IRS tax the interest on your fund once you have had it. The IRS also tax any Tax Free Lump Sum if you are a US Citizen. If you could move your UK pension to the US, you would be so much better off. Problem is you cannot move a UK pension to the States.

There is a website dedicated to offering advice on QROPS transfers for USA residents and nationals. (http://www.qropsusa.biz)

Moving your UK pension arrangements to a QROPS if suitable given your own particular circumstances, can only improve your position.

Most importantly, once moved to a QROPS you have control over your money. If left in your UK pension arrangements it is highly likely that additional constraints will be put in place which will adversely affect you.

To find out more, contact: info@qropsusa.net or visit their website: http://www.qropsusa.biz.

Media Contact:
Kevin Jacks
QropsUSA.biz
+44 (0)7897447340

Edgar Perez, Author of Knightmare on Wall Street, Brings The Speed Traders Workshop to New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, "How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets 'RIGGED' by Wall Street's 'Flash Boys', High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools", in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

New York, NY, USA (April 18, 2014) -- The Speed Traders Workshop, "How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets 'RIGGED' by Wall Street's 'Flash Boys', High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools" (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading with Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com), and will open the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The "flash crash", the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital's trading malfunction and NASDAQ's Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Edgar Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), a minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital's August 1, 2012 trading debacle, The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat, Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China's International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN's Quest Means Business, CNBC's Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS's Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV's Market Makers, CNN en Español's Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN's Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia's Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on WILS 1320's Capital City Recap, FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Mr. Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Inside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School's Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor's Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0

How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets 'Rigged' by Wall Street's 'Flash Boys', High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools with Edgar Perez

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, "How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets 'RIGGED' by Wall Street's 'Flash Boys', High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools", in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

New York, NY, USA (April 18, 2014) -- The Speed Traders Workshop, "How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets 'RIGGED' by Wall Street's 'Flash Boys', High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools" (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading., opens the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be led by Edgar Perez in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The "flash crash", the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital's trading malfunction and NASDAQ's Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Highlights of The Speed Traders Workshop include:
The first and most comprehensive global initiation to the world of high-frequency trading
Key enablers of high-frequency trading in the U.S., Europe and Asia
Strategies high-frequency traders leverage to find alpha in up and down markets
Techniques to detect and avoid high-frequency trading in the markets
Regulatory framework and initiatives for speed trading
Latest update on high-frequency trading in the world and current regulatory initiatives after the "flash crash" and Michael Lewis' "Flash Boys"
Up-to-date review of the future of high-frequency trading
Study materials developed by Edgar Perez, the author of the most popular books on the subject of high-frequency trading, The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, commentator on Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business News and other business media, and a well-known presenter in conferences and seminars in America, Europe and Asia

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), a minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital's August 1, 2012 trading debacle, The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Chinese Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China's International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0

Getting the Facts on High-frequency Trading Straight at The Speed Traders Workshop with Edgar Perez, Author of Knightmare on Wall Street

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, "How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets 'RIGGED' by Wall Street's 'Flash Boys', High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools", in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

New York, NY, USA (April 18, 2014) -- Global scrutiny of high-frequency trading and whether it gives some investors unfair advantage has intensified amid government probes and the March 31, 2014 publication of "Flash Boys" by Michael Lewis. While those examinations have focused mostly on U.S. equity markets, such as dark pools run by banks and broker-dealers and exchanges owned by companies including Nasdaq OMX, IntercontinentalExchange Group's NYSE Euronext and Bats Global Markets, high-frequency traders are active internationally in futures, FX and fixed income markets, as they also run multi-asset strategies.

High-frequency traders have been called many things, from emerging masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators and thieves. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world, today's high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile, until now.

The Speed Traders Workshop, "How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets 'RIGGED' by Wall Street's 'Flash Boys', High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools" (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading., opens the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The "flash crash", the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital's trading malfunction and NASDAQ's Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com), the fascinating story of Knight Capital put together by course director Edgar Perez, was the most favorably reviewed Kindle edition book on Amazon in 2013, with an average rating of 5 out of five stars. Knight Capital, founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet in 1995, had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading. The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the largest one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure problems could almost instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is also author of The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World (http://www.thespeedtraders.com), published in English, Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia. He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China's International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0

Zevrix PDF Checkpoint 1.6.5 Delivers Activation Fixes

Zevrix Solutions announces PDF Checkpoint 1.6.5, a maintenance update to its PDF preflight and conversion solution for Mac OS. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, converts to images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The program is equally suitable to process hundreds of files as well as single PDF documents. The new version addresses an issue in which PDF Checkpoint users could not activate their registered software on certain systems.

Toronto (ON), Canada (April 18, 2014) -- Zevrix Solutions today announces PDF Checkpoint 1.6.5, a maintenance update to its PDF preflighting and conversion tool. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, converts to images, splits and optimizes multiple Adobe PDF files. PDF Checkpoint is an ideal program for users who need fast, affordable and easy-to-use software for efficient PDF workflows.

The new version addresses an issue in which PDF Checkpoint users could not activate their registered software on certain systems. Users reports lead to the discovery that on some machines PDF Checkpoint behaved like a sandboxed application, which prevented the activation engine from connecting to the Internet. This issue is now completely resolved.

PDF Checkpoint is designed to automate and simplify PDF workflows of publishers, ad agencies, prepress houses, graphic designers and printers, and offers the following key features:

-View all PDF fonts, colors, images and metadata at a glance.
-Route files by preflight results into success and error folders.
-Export PDF as images with specific resolution, color and page scale.
-Convert PDF color mode using ICC profiles.

For example, users can preflight a folder of PDF files and convert them to TIFF images at 300 dpi while scaling each page by 50%. Or optimize documents for the web and mobile devices while reducing file size dramatically by downsampling images to the screen resolution.

Pricing and availability:
PDF Checkpoint can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions website for US$49.95, as well as from authorized resellers. PDF Checkpoint is bundled with free Graphic Inspector software (a $40 value). The update is free to licensed users. Trial is also available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.9 (some features require Mac OS X 10.7 or later).

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit http://www.zevrix.com.

Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607

Actyl Group Issues Statement on Misquoting and Misrepresentation of Facts in CBC News Story

'Go Public' piece included inaccuracies on the work of the firm in recruiting skilled, hard-working international job candidates.

EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (April 16, 2014) -- On April 14, 2014, as part of its "Go Public" series, CBC News published an article and video on the hiring of temporary foreign workers in Canada, specifically in the western provinces. The article detailed alleged accounts of discrimination against Canadian employees in favor of international workers.

In one portion of the article, CBC News's Kathy Tomlinson reported on Actyl Group's role in recruiting international workers, misquoting President and CEO Linda West and including number of inaccuracies. One of the biggest errors was that Actyl does not work with the Victoria company featured in the article.

Actyl Group has issued the following statement from West regarding the article:

"From its inception, Actyl Group has always been a no-fee charging company, which means that employers who use our services pay our recruiting service fees - and no one else. We take great pride in offering life-changing opportunities to people, including both Canadian and international job candidates, as well as helping Canadian businesses grow and hire more skilled employees. We have a wonderful team of professionals who operate with the highest level of integrity that is at the core of everything they do.

Considering this, we were extremely disappointed that Canada's national public broadcaster, the CBC, would misrepresent facts and misquote me personally, altering the meaning of what I said as I described the work of the Actyl team. The fact remains that we always do our best to recruit Canadian workers first, turning to international candidates when we do not receive an adequate number of applications to fill needed positions. We hope this sets the record straight on our company's role in helping businesses throughout Canada grow and thrive."

About Actyl Group:
Actyl Group is a leader in international workforce solutions, providing customized services based on employers' needs. The company leverages decades of industry experience and expertise, helping businesses and organizations find the Canadian and international workers they need to grow in a sustainable way. To learn more about the company, please visit http://www.actyl.com.
Media Contact:
Linda West, MBA, PhD., President
(780) 250-5533

IAPAM's Next Date for Physician Medical Weight Management and hCG Diet Training: May 16, 2014

Physicians are cognizant of the increasing the number of patients they manage, who are overweight or obese. Offering a medically supervised weight management program is essential to meeting patient needs, as well as providing a non-insurance based revenue stream to practices. To "enRICH" physicians, the IAPAM announces the next date for its respected Physician hCG and non-hCG Medical Weight Management Training seminar, May 16, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (April 16, 2014) -- To support physicians in adding a medical weight management programs to their practices, like hCG for weight loss (the hCG diet), the IAPAM has developed the Clean Start hCG Weight Loss Program to assist physicians in helping their obese and overweight patients realize their weight loss goals. It is a comprehensive and complete weight loss program that includes:

- Detailed IAPAM hCG Program Protocols
- NEW: Detailed IAPAM non-hCG Weight Loss Protocols
- Patient selection criteria
- Common medical hCG contraindications
- Consent forms, medical history forms
- Patient PowerPoint presentations for the waiting room
- Phone scripts & call logs for your staff
- Legal/Insurance considerations, and current FDA status
- hCG ordering information and special pharmaceutical hCG pricing
- Special hCG Facebook discussion forum
- VLCD/LCD diet programs
- Meal replacement diet programs
- Ketogenic based diet programs
- Utilizing B6/B12 injections in weight loss
- Using prescription appetite suppressants in weight loss
- Metabolism testing as a profit center
- Non-invasive body contouring, using Radio Frequency (RF) energy
- Listing of one's hCG Clinic in the IAPAM's hCG Diet Clinic Directory

The IAPAM's Clean Start hCG for Weight Loss program includes physician training, physician materials, practice resources and patient tools. The Clean Start for Weight Loss Patient Kit is a complete solution for one's hCG and/or non-hCG patients. This industry-leading resource includes:

Patient education DVD, that gives your patients an overview of the entire program, and answers the most common questions.
Patient Guidebook, that explains the program in detail, including over 50 program tips, as well as over 20 pages on the all important "maintenance" phase of the program. It includes information on: portion size, the Glycemic Index, how to read a nutritional label, tips on how to combat emotional eating and cravings.
Quick Tip Sheets giving your patient the most important tips and a take-away shopping list complete with calorie counts.
Cookbook with over 50 recipes for all 3 phases of the weight loss program.
Food Journal for your patients to record their daily food intake.
Sample of the NEW IAPAM Non-hCG Clean Start Lifestyle Weight Loss Book.

With more than 60% of Americans overweight or obese, seeing 30 patients a month should not be a problem for most practices! The IAPAM's new Medical Weight Management Training video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-YGEQ0t0yw) outlines the IAPAM's New Clean Start Weight Loss programs.

Register today for the May 16th, 2014 training session. To register or for more information, please visit http://www.iapam.com/physician-weight-loss-training-using-hormones or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

About the IAPAM: The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM's website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x708