Beyond Demi & Ashton: The Future of Cougar Relationships

Rich Gosse, author of "The Cougar Imperative," will discuss The Future of Cougar Relationships, Jan 12, 2012, at Palo Alto CA.

San Rafael, CA - December 15, 2011 -- Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/507-9962

The recent collapse of the marriage of the world’s iconic cougar couple, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, demoralized many in the Cougar World,” says Rich Gosse, Executive Producer of “But there are millions of other cougar relationships that continue to thrive, although not in the media spotlight. We will celebrate them on Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7-9pm.” The cost is $10 at the door, which includes appetizers. Adults of all ages are welcome.

Rich Gosse, Author of The Cougar Imperative: Why MidLife Women MUST Choose Younger Men, will discuss “Beyond Demi and Ashton: The Future of Cougar Relationships.” Socializing will follow.

It’s important to reassure cougars and cubs that the failure of one relationship is not a bad omen for the many successful age-disparate relationships in the world,” says Mr. Gosse.

Rich Gosse is America’s foremost authority on finding a romantic partner. He is the author of eight books on this topic, including You CAN Hurry Love, Singles Guide to America, and A Good Man Is EASY to Find (“This is a great book!” Oprah Winfrey). His entertaining advice has been featured by ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox News Live, MSNBC, Oprah, Donahue, Cosmopolitan, Newsweek, Entrepreneur, Business Week, Playboy, Playgirl, The Wall Street Journal, London Times, The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, etc. Mr. Gosse is available to the news media for interviews by calling 415/479-3800. His personal website is

The party is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world’s largest non-profit singles organization; and by Hedonism II, the favorite resort of Cougars. Anyone wishing more information may visit or call 415/507-9962.

Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903
Tel: 415-507-9962

URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. Reports the First Nine Months of Year 2011 Unaudited IFRS Financial Results

- Revenue increased to US $ 1,556 million, compared to US $ 980 million in the first nine months of 2010.

- Operating profit increased to US $ 487 million, compared to US $ 126 million in the first nine months of 2010.

- Adjusted EBITDA grew to US $ 560 million, compared to US $ 205 million in the first nine months of 2010.

- Net profit amounted to US $ 289 million, compared to US $ 12 million in the first nine months of 2010.

Moscow, Russia - December 15, 2011 -- URALCHEM Holding P.L.C. (hereinafter URALCHEM Holding or the Company), a Cypriot holding company of the URALCHEM Group (hereinafter called the Group), one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers in Russia, announced its unaudited IFRS financial results for the first nine months of 2011 ending 30 September 2011.

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC (part of the Group), commented on the results for the first nine months of 2011: "Preliminary data suggest that 2011 will be a very successful year for our company. Both stable demand for fertilizers in Russia and abroad and favourable price conditions have allowed us to increase sales and show strong financial results in the first nine months of 2011."

Financial Results

Revenue in the first nine months of 2011 grew to US $ 1,556 million, compared to US $ 980 million in the first nine months of 2010. Operating profit amounted to US $ 487 million, or 31% of the revenue, compared with operating profit of US $ 126 million, or 13% of the revenue in the first nine months of 2010.

In the first nine months of 2011 net profit amounted to US $ 289 million, compared with US $ 12 million in the same period in 2010.

In the first nine months of 2011 adjusted EBITDA reached US $ 560 million compared to US $ 205 million for the same period last year, an increase of 173%. Adjusted EBITDA margin in the first nine months of 2011 comprised 36% of revenue, compared with 21% of revenue in the first nine months of 2010.


During the first nine months of 2011, the volume of export sales increased by nearly 74%, reaching US $ 1,023 million compared to US $ 589 million in the first nine months of 2010. During the first nine months of 2011 revenues from sales to the domestic market amounted to US $ 339 million, compared with US $ 243 million in the first nine months of 2010.

The dynamics of the urea market during January - September 2011 were significantly different from the corresponding period in 2010. The traditional market weakening in the first quarter gave way to sharp price increases that lasted throughout the second quarter and amounted to almost $ 200 / t. Then, after a brief downward correction, prices restored and stabilized within the limits of $ 480 - $ 500 / t FOB Port of Yuzhny. The main reason for the sharp rise in prices was the imbalance between limited supply and strong demand from the markets in Asia, Latin America and Africa.

The ammonium nitrate market largely repeated the market dynamics of urea during the first half of the year. However, in the third quarter, influenced by lower demand in all major markets, prices for ammonium nitrate significantly decreased - down to the level of the beginning of the year. During August - September marked price fluctuated within $ 310 - $ 330 / t FOB CIS, reflecting market participants' uncertainty concerning of the world economic outlook.

Since the beginning of 2011, the global market of phosphorus fertilisers has shown a stable shortage, which is related to decrease in supply from major sources. Since the beginning of 2011, there was a steady rise in prices for phosphate fertilisers; the prices in September 2011 exceed the prices in the same period last year by 33%.

Supported by high prices for nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilisers, the prices for NPK fertilisers grew throughout the first nine months of the year.


Due to high demand for fertilisers both in Russia and abroad, the volume of sales of the Group in the first nine months of 2011 increased by 6% compared to the same period in 2010 and totalled 3.815 million tons of products. Sales of "other chemicals" increased by 76% mainly due to increased sales of ammonium nitrate for industrial use. The sales volume of urea increased by 18%. Sales of ammonia decreased by 8% due to the increase of the share of dry products.

Financial Situation

Due to increased revenue, cash generated from operations (before tax and interest) in the first nine months of 2011 amounted to US $ 330 million compared to US $ 64 million in the same period last year.

On September 30 2011 the Company's net debt amounted to US $ 1129 million. The weighted average interest rate in the loan portfolio during the first nine months of 2011 comprised 7.9% per annum compared to 9.6% in the same period last year. The net debt/EBITDA ratio is 1.7. By the end of the year 2011 the Company plans to reduce the net debt to US $ 1000 million thereby reducing the net debt/EBITDA ratio to less than 1.5.

For more information, please visit the company web site or use the following contact information:

PR department
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89

Eva Smit
URALCHEM PR representative in the UK and Ireland
Tel: +44 (0)7538 978986

URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. is a holding company of the URALCHEM Group, which includes three fertilizer manufacturing facilities in Russia. The Group is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tons of ammonium nitrate, 2.2 million tons of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tons of complex fertilizers and 0.5 million tons of urea. URALCHEM Group is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia, the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilizers in Russia. The company’s key production assets include Azot, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm region; Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilizers, OJSC in Voskresensk, Moscow region.

Some of the information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of URALCHEM. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions. We do not intend to update these statements and our actual results may differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, the achievement of anticipated levels of profitability, growth, cost and synergy of our recent acquisitions, the impact of competitive pricing, the ability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals and licenses, the impact of developments in the Russian economic, political and legal environment, financial risk management and the impact of general business and global economic conditions.

Laura Warburton Now a Light Space & Time Featured Artist

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announced today that Canadian abstract artist, Laura Warburton was chosen for the Gallery's most recent Artist Showcase.

Jupiter, Florida - December 15, 2011 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announced today that Canadian abstract artist, Laura Warburton was chosen for the Gallery's most recent Artist Showcase. Laura is a Toronto, Canada based artist who creates art through the use of color, texture and imagination. Her edict is that a composition is merely a vague idea, not fully envisioned, until the piece itself emerges with the artist's assistance. Her work reflects movement across or through the canvas. Whether the composition is brushed, sprayed, carved, splattered, scraped or poured, the use of texture, mediums and abstraction provides an organic feel that encourages the viewer to linger and rove across the canvas.

After 20+ dynamic years in the medical field, she decided to embrace her creative side and took the leap into the role of a full time artist. Laura had been painting part time since the mid 2000’s and the more that she painted, she could feel the benefits of this creative outlet within her soul. Laura states that “serendipitously my formal education in psychology/human sciences fields has been a great accompaniment to my work as an artist via the use and understanding of color, flow, visual perception and human personality.”

Laura goes on to further state that “brushing, carving, scraping and pouring various materials, gels and mediums on canvas aids in creating an organic textured feel that hopefully captures and holds the viewer’s eye. Painting and paintings are emotional to me. I believe that when you walk into a room and you notice the art on the walls... and you really want to” look” at it... then you are in front of a great a piece of art.”

Laura Warburton has an undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada and is a member of CARFAC: Canadian Artists Representation. Her colorful and vibrant website can be found at

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists on a worldwide basis. It is Light Space & Time’s intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists.

The art gallery website can be viewed here:

John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
Tel: 888-490-3530

AAA urges Investors to read New Book on Impact Investing

Investors have been encouraged to read Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making A Difference by Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) in order to gain a wider understanding of impact investing.

Boston, MA, USA, December 15, 2011 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) urges investors to read Jed Emerson and Antony Bugg-Levine’s new book on impact investing.

Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making A Difference, takes an interesting look at how investments can help to improve the world and the lives of those living in the developing world, claims AAA.

The alternative investment advocacy group, which also supports investment in social enterprises and environmentally responsible projects, claims the book is a useful guide for those interested in making a difference through their financial power.

AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson, stated, “Impact investing is growing in popularity, largely as a response to the public disenchantment with the traditional financial markets.”

He added, “The ideal solution is an alternative investment in a project that has a low correlation with the stock market and can offer the investor peace of mind. Impact investing is not just about avoiding unethical investments, but actively investing in projects that are intended to help fund social and environmental projects.”

Mr Emerson explained the thinking behind publishing the book: “It’s important to understand that while the financial markets have gone sideways, not all investing practices the same.”

He also told “Impact investing is often deep, long-term investing which can have less volatility and more consistent returns compared to mainstream investing approaches. So, the currents markets have actually brought more attention to impact investing as an alternative option.”

AAA is keen to spread the word that impact investing is a new alternative to equities or even other alternative asset classes like real estate. AAA also supports investment in forestry, which can help to promote sustainability and protect some of the world’s most valuable forests from deforestation. The plantation projects being carried out by Greenwood Management in Brazil, for example, are a good example of an investment scheme that can help protect forests in developing countries.

About Alternative Asset Analysis:
The remit of Alternative Asset Analysis is to analyse and provide news on the global performance of a wide range of alternative asset classes including, but not restricted to, commodities, real estate, forestry, foreign exchange, hedge funds, private equity and venture capital.

Media Contact:
Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320