Rosendin Electric's Sam Lamonica Chosen as Finalist for 2012 Best CIO by Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and San Francisco Business Times

Lamonica Singled Out for Harnessing Mobile Technology for Construction Sites and Improving Procurement Processes.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 29, 2012) -- Sam Lamonica, CIO of Rosendin Electric, one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and a 100% employee-owned company, was named a finalist for the 2012 CIO Awards by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal and the San Francisco Business Times. Sam was one of three finalists in the Private Company category.

The Bay Area Business Journals selected Sam because of his innovative work adapting mobile computing technology for construction and implementing new paperless supply tracking and procurement processes. Under his leadership, Rosendin Electric has been equipping field personnel with mobile technology such as smart phones and iPads and adding mobile construction solutions from vendors like Vela to provide workers remote wireless access to materials lists, blueprints, QA/QC and safety checklists, vendor data, and more. Sam also introduced a new paperless procurement system for handling orders, billing, and invoices that saved the company $80,000 in the first year. With the help of Sam’s technology initiatives, Rosendin Electric has seen a faster turnaround on construction projects, and financial savings for both the company and its clients.

In commenting on his nomination, Sam noted that the best advice he ever received was “about the importance of ‘MBWA’ (Management by Walking Away). You get out of your office, get out of your chair, get in front of your end users often and understand their needs. Be in front of them a lot. I practice that all the time, I teach it to my direct reports, and get great customer service.”

Sam’s technological innovations have made a tremendous contribution to the ongoing success and growth of Rosendin Electric,” said Tom Sorley, the company’s CEO. “His expertise and collaborative management style make him a welcome member of our management team, and his contributions have had a real impact on our operational efficiency, our responsiveness to our partners and our clients. Sam’s positive approach continues to win the praises of his staff and peers, and we are pleased that he has received this recognition from the Business Journals as well.”

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is one of the largest privately held electrical contractors in the United States. With over 2,500 employees, Rosendin Electric has offices and experience nationwide and has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
880 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 534-2819

Florida Power & Light Company Partners with Food Distributor Cheney Brothers to support 300 Jobs in Southwest Florida

Florida Power & Light Company's special discounted economic development rate will help Cheney Brothers Inc., launch a $100 million distribution center in Charlotte County that will eventually employ about 300 people when it's fully operational.

Juno Beach, FL (June 28, 2012) -- Florida Power & Light Company's special discounted economic development rate will help Cheney Brothers Inc., one of the largest food service distributors in the Southeastern United States, launch a $100 million distribution center in Charlotte County that will eventually employ about 300 people when it's fully operational.

Cheney Brothers is in the process of purchasing 35 acres right off Interstate 75 in Punta Gorda, for the new facility, which will serve customers from Marco Island through the Tampa Bay area.

We need all the help from all the partners we can get, whether it’s our customer partners or our vendor partners, like Florida Power & Light,” said Bill Foley, President of Cheney Brothers, which is headquartered in Riviera Beach, Fla.

Businesses in FPL’s service territory already benefit from electric bills that are among the very lowest in the state and well below the national average. FPL’s economic development rates provide an additional benefit to new or expanding businesses that expand their electric demand by at least 350 kilowatts and create at least 10 new jobs.

We're pleased to play a role in Cheney Brothers’ expansion,” said Lynn Pitts, FPL Director of Economic Development. “FPL's economic development rate provides an incentive to companies that agree to move to Florida or expand their operations here and create new jobs for Floridians.”

The discount we get from Florida Power & Light is essential,” Foley said. “Along with fuel, our electric bill is probably our next biggest expense that we have at Cheney Brothers. So that discount helps us out initially and in the long-run also.”

The economic development rate is designed to be an incentive that will encourage new investment and job creation in Florida. Eligible business customers receive a declining discount on their standard base energy and demand charges over four to five years. Visit http://www.PoweringFlorida.com or contact FPL’s Office of Economic Development at PoweringFlorida@FPL.com for details.

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
305-552-3888
For more on this story, including video and photos, visit: http://www.fpl.com/newsroom

Luxury Travel Ltd to Continue Growth with New Golf Tours and a New Office in Central Vietnam

The company has just opened a new Danang office and launched new golf tour packages "Central Golf Coast Tour of Vietnam" for travelers seeking challenging links.

Hanoi, Vietnam, June 28, 2012 -- Golf tours are getting popular in Central Vietnam thanks to new airline access, luxury properties, and golf courses.

Luxury Travel Ltd. is a long established Asian golf specialist and experts in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. The company has just opened a new Danang office and launched new golf tour packages "Central Golf Coast Tour of Vietnam" for travelers seeking challenging links.

The central coast is growing in stature as one of the hottest tourist spots in Southeast Asia, with a variety of attractions, including golf. Tour operators are now tapping into this growth with new products and offices.

While Vietnam hasn't been historically synonymous with great golf, travelers can fly from Hanoi, HCM city or Singapore, BKK, and Kuala Lumpur through Danang's new international airport which has made the region a “must play” golf experience in Asia.

On our new 6 day tour, golf lovers will play a few of Vietnam’s world-class golf courses, including Montgomerie Links and Danang Golf Club. You will stay in the best beach front resorts in Danang or Hoi An. Additional historic cultural experiences will be available at Hue and Hoi An, and the stunning coastline of Vietnam will ensure that visitors will take away a truly memorable experience and a great story of newly-discovered adventures. This tour is also suitable for non-golfers companions,” said Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

For many travel experts, Danang is more appealing than Bali or Phuket and its beach has been voted one of the world’s best by Forbes Magazine.

There are also two new golf courses, the Laguna Lang Co Golf Club and Ba Na Hills Golf Club, which are set to open in Central Vietnam in late 2012. The past two years have seen the completion of many luxurious resorts along the coastline with names such as Hyatt, the Nam Hai, Accord, Vinpearl, Intercontinental, and Fusion Maia entering the market and offering more choices for golfers. We will launch new exciting golf packages and our efforts are to promote Central Vietnam as a high-end golf destination in Southeast Asia. We are seeing the interest from golfers from the Middle East, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand,” added Mr. Ha.

There are 29 golf courses in Vietnam and many others set to open, making Vietnam Asia's most exciting new golf tourism destination.

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator/DMC (http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com), based in Hanoi, and with offices throughout Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand, Luxury Travel is exceptional in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences. Opened in 2004, the Luxury Travel Company Limited has its own offices, luxury vehicles, luxury travel advisors, and sales offices in California, London, Paris, and Sydney. The company’s depth of experience and large infrastructure enable it to create unique itineraries with the operational confidence to fulfill client expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent award: Best Luxury Tour Operator. For more information, visit http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com/EN/Vietnam_tours/vietnam_golf_tours/Central_Golf_Coast_Tour_of_Vietnam_6days.htm

Media Contact:
Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
84439274120

NextPlane Reports Record Adoption of the NextPlane Federation Cloud Service as More Businesses Shift to External Collaboration

NextPlane Federation Cloud Accommodates More than 127, 000 Users and 280 million Messages across Multiple UC Platforms over 30-day Period.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (June 27, 2012) -- In May, NextPlane, Inc., the market leader in cloud-based federation services for unified communications (UC), posted a record month connecting more businesses than ever into federated business communities through the NextPlane Federation Cloud service. NextPlane federated UC traffic exceeded a quarter of a billion messages during the month, illustrating the growing demand for federation between disparate UC platforms to enable real-time, collaborative business communities using cloud computing.

Forward-looking global organizations in a number of industries, including manufacturing, automotive, oil and gas, media, pharmaceuticals and financial services, are integrating the NextPlane Federation Cloud into their enterprise business strategy. During the month, the NextPlane Federation Cloud service federated a total of:

- 1,090 unique domains, connecting more than
- 127,925 unique users, and more than
- 280 million IM, multi-user chat and presence messages transited the NextPlane service.

This highlights the increase in demand for a solution that brings users locked in siloed unified communications platforms together in a collaborative business community. NextPlane offers the only cloud-based presence, IM, multi-user chat, voice and video federation service. The NextPlane Federation Cloud service provides the ability to federate with the widest reach of business partners – supporting all major UC platforms including Microsoft LCS, OCS, OCS R2 and Lync, Cisco Jabber XCP, CUPS and Webex Connect, IBM Sametime, Google Apps, Jive OpenFire, ISODE M-Link and eJabberd. In addition, NextPlane Federation Cloud members benefit from enhanced services such as guaranteed service levels, policies, and a wide variety of reporting and analytics tools.

Unified communications speeds time-to-market with real-time collaboration, and our cloud-based solution breaks down the interoperability barriers between UC platforms,” said Farzin Shahidi, Founder and CEO of NextPlane. “More businesses are realizing that building federated partner communities using presence, chat, voice, and video has a competitive advantage and saves them time and money.”

According to a study by Fonality, using unified communications saves workers 75 percent of the time they normally waste trying to track down associates and information, and 50 percent of the time wasted trying to contact customers. The same study indicates that if you calculate the value of unified communications for 50 workers, each earning an average salary of $40,000 per year, the savings in productivity would be $942,000 annually. When you calculate the value of those UC efficiencies by expanding collaboration with federation to business partners, the savings in time and money multiply exponentially.

The NextPlane Federation Cloud service accelerates building federated business communities by eliminating the need to set up and maintain separate federation to multiple partners. In addition, NextPlane Federation Cloud subscribers enjoy unprecedented control over which types of traffic (IM, presence, voice, video, and file transfer) are allowed or denied across any of their federated partners. Finally, using NextPlane’s unique analytics and reporting tools, companies are gaining valuable insight into how collaboration with their federated partner community is driving their business.

To demonstrate the value of the NextPlane Federation Cloud to build collaborative business communities, NextPlane is offering a 30-day trial to qualifying organizations. For more information, visit http://www.nextplane.net.

About NextPlane, Inc.
NextPlane offers the NextPlane Federation Could service for unified communications (UC) platforms, seamlessly federating Microsoft LCS, OCS, OCS R2 and Lync, Cisco Jabber XCP, CUPS and Webex Connect, IBM Sametime, Google Apps, Jive OpenFire, ISODE M-Link and eJabberd. Using the NextPlane Federation Cloud service, organizations can connect users from different companies regardless of underlying UC platforms - with shared presence, instant messaging, multi-user chat, voice and video - as if they are on the same UC platform.

NextPlane offers an ideal solution for companies migrating from one UC platform to another, or to integrate different legacy platforms following a company merger or a new contract or partnership. NextPlane even supports domain sharing, allowing two or more UC platforms to federate internally and externally using the same domain name.

For more information please visit http://www.nextplane.net, or contact sales at sales@nextplane.net.

Contact:
Farzin Shahidi
NextPlane, Inc.
(650) 305-7404

Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
(415) 259-5638

Zevrix Releases BatchOutput PDF: Automates Printing of PDF Files on Mac OS X

Zevrix Solutions today introduces BatchOutput PDF 1.0 for Mac OS X, a simple, powerful solution to printing multiple PDF documents. The app is another addition to the company's suite of OS X automation software for graphics, print and file delivery. Designed as an affordable solution for printers, publishers, ad agencies, and offices, BatchOutput PDF allows users to print unlimited PDF files in a queue, saving the time and effort of opening and printing each document manually.

Toronto (ON), Canada - June 27, 2012 -- Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput PDF 1.0 for Mac OS X, a simple, powerful solution to printing multiple PDF documents. The software allows users to print unlimited PDF files in a queue, saving the time and effort of opening and printing each document manually.

As PDF has become the file format of choice in many offices because of its high versatility and multi-platform compatibility, many users have had difficulty finding a reliable, robust solution for batch printing PDFs. Now, BatchOutput PDF allows users to effortlessly print dozens of individual jobs, seamlessly, one after another. Users are free to continue working on their computer unimpeded, as the program works automatically in the background; or let it work while they're on a lunch break; or even leave it working overnight to output hundreds of documents and the job will be done when they return in the morning.

Printers, publishers, ad agencies, legal offices, and anyone who needs to print multiple PDF files will benefit dramatically from BatchOutput PDF. The software completely automates the output process, freeing the users to concentrate on truly important tasks. The resulting savings in time and money make BatchOutput PDF a must-have app for any office where multiple PDFs are printed.

Feature Highlights:
* Batch print PDF files with just a click of a button
* Add files from system list or drop them from Finder
* Print in the background while working with other programs
* Safe time and hassle of printing each PDF manually

BatchOutput PDF is a new addition to the company's family of output automation utilities which include Output Factory for Adobe InDesign and BatchOutput Office Suite for Microsoft Office.

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput PDF can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$24.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput PDF is a Universal Binary and works with Mac OS X 10.5-10.7.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating 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

TripInsurance.com Expands Offering with Improved, Direct-to-Consumer Travel Insurance Policies from Old Republic

New "Better" and "Good" Travel Insurance Packages Offer Consumers Better Coverage at Reduced Cost Since They Buy Direct from the Underwriter.

LOS GATOS, Calif. (June 26, 2012) -- TripInsurance.com, the most trusted online resource to help travelers find the trip coverage they need, today announced that insurance partner Old Republic Insurance Company has upgraded the travel insurance policies it offers through TripInsurance.com. The new “good” and “better” insurance packages offered by Old Republic now offer improved coverage for travel delays, emergency medical expenses, and personal belongings, at even greater savings.

Old Republic is one of our most valued partners, and upgrading these policies clearly demonstrates how much additional value customers can get by buying direct using our online service,” said Dan Skilken, founder and CEO of TripInsurance.com. “We deliberately tier our coverage as Good, Better, and Best to make it easier for travelers to find the level of coverage that best meets their travel needs. And because we work so closely with underwriters like Old Republic, we are able to negotiate exclusive travel policies at exclusive rates and pass those deals along to our customers.”

For consumers looking for a great deal in travel insurance, the Old Republic Insurance “good” policy offered through TripInsurance.com now offers trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage for the full cost of the trip, as well as $500 trip delay coverage. It also includes $10,000 for medical expenses and $20,000 for emergency evacuation with 24/7 travel assistance included. There also is $500 in coverage for loss of baggage and personal effects.

For those seeking “better” coverage, at the next level Old Republic includes complete trip cancellation coverage with coverage of 150% of the cost for trip interruption. It also includes $50,000 for medical expenses and $100,000 coverage for emergency medical evacuation, and $1,000 coverage for personal effects and baggage. The “better” package also includes $25,000 for accidental death and dismemberment.

About TripInsurance.com
TripInsurance.com is the online resource for comprehensive and affordable travel insurance. Most travelers really don't understand the details and benefits of travel insurance, and buy based on recommendations from a travel agent or a third party. TripInsurance.com simplifies buying travel insurance by providing comparison-shopping online for the best coverage at the lowest prices. TripInsurance.com is committed to making insurance terms easy to understand, providing the best available coverage categorized by customers’ specific needs, and allowing travelers to buy direct from leading underwriters to achieve savings of 40% or more. The company is fully licensed for Property and Casualty, Life, and Accident and Health insurance in all 50 states, and the staff are fully trained and licensed insurance professionals.

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

Contact:
Dan Skilken
TripInsurance.com
(408) 337-2345

Tom Woolf
Gumas Advertising
(415) 621-7575

IAPAM Publishes Reviews Affirming Symposium with Botox Training Exceeds Expectations

Physicians affirm that attending the IAPAM's hCG Training and Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training "is the best money [they] have spent."

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - June 26, 2012 -- The latest reviews from physicians who have attended the IAPAM's Training Seminars in Scottsdale, Arizona have been published. Physicians affirm that attending the IAPAM's hCG Training and Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training "is the best money [they] have spent."

Physician testimonials about the physician-lead Symposium with Botox training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com) and the IAPAM's comprehensive and respected Physician hCG Training (http://www.hcgtraining.com) rave about how the IAPAM educates physicians on how to safely and profitably add $100,000+ a year in non-insurance based revenue to an existing practice.

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine's (http://www.iapam.com) hCG and Botox Training programs are different than any other educational programs offered in North America. No other programs in the U.S. offer this combination of expert-led training coupled with a forum where the world's physicians, of all medical specialties, come together to learn and share their experiences. The IAPAM also offers long term support to physicians who are adding aesthetic medical treatments to a practice.

Unlike programs offered by private companies, attendees of the IAPAM's Training receive certification by the IAPAM, a voluntary professional association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession.

Since 2006, well over 1300 physicians and their staff have taken the IAPAM's hCG and Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox Training courses, and here are the latest reviews:

•“This is the best program! I have attended 2 other programs before. It was definitely worth it. Excellent, practical points on “how to.” Very comprehensive [and] focused on the details.” ~ L. Kucerova, MD (June ’12)
•“[During the Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, I was very interested in] chemical peels and the profit margins [available]. Jennifer [Wild, DO] was wonderful. Specifying how many units of botox to use, etc. and where to inject was very helpful!” [Before taking the IAPAM's hCG Training] I knew nothing, and now I know everything I need to start [the] successful use of hCG in the office.” ~ N. Kaushal, MD (June ’12)
•“All speakers were very good, [with a significant] knowledge level [and] experienced. [The training and presenters were very] helpful. Great job.” ~ P. Connors, MD (June ’12)
•“[hCG will be] a great addition to my practice. Excellent!” ~ R. Vindhya, MD (June ’12)
•“The [Aesthetic Medicine Symposium was] beyond my most optimistic expectation. [It was a] big bang for my money. FANTASTIC!” ~ A. Adebayo, MD (June ’12)
•“It was all great. Great topic coverage relevant to practicing aesthetic medicine.” ~ A. Tate, MD (June ’12)
•“The course made me interested in everything.” ~ K. Pardave, NP (June ’12)
•“Great course…..[especially the] hands-on botox (TM) injecting.” ~ F. Pepple, MD (June ’12)
•“Fabulous!” ~ P. Connors, MD (June ’12)
•“All aspects of a start up aesthetics practice were covered very [well and] in depth.” ~ M.J. Englee, MD (June ’12)
•“Excellent Symposium.” ~ L. Mata, MD (June ’12)
•“Excellent presenters! Wonderful location. [My expectations were] absolutely [met]. Over and above!” ~ L. Waterson, MD (June ’12)
•“All the [topics] were very informative and new to me. My expectations were exceeded!! This was the best money I have spent. Fantastic!”~ L. DeBlanche, MD (June ’12)

Read all the testimonials regarding the IAPAM's hCG Training and its Aesthetic Medicine Symposium at http://iapam.com/my-expectations-were-exceeded-this-was-the-best-money-i-have-spent.html

All of the IAPAM's 2010, 2011 and 2012 training seminars have sold out, so to register for the IAPAM's next Symposium or hCG Training session, go to http://www.iapam.com or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext 704.

Botox is a trademark of Allergan, Inc.

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

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), physicians assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and dentists (DDSs/DMDs). 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 ext. 704

Zevrix Updates Output Factory for InDesign: Improves Book Processing

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 1.2.4, a feature update to its professional solution to automate output from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch processing, single page export, variable file names, layer versioning, preflighting, detailed history and more. The new version lets users export InDesign books (.indb) as a single files consisting of all InDesign documents within the book.

Toronto (ON), Canada - June 26, 2012 -- Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 1.2.1, a feature update to its professional solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress bureaus, design agencies and publishing houses worldwide, and is the major upgrade of the company's widely popular plug-in BatchOutput.

The new version improves processing of InDesign book (.indb) files. Output Factory now exports books as single files consisting of all InDesign documents within the book, as opposite to generating a separate output file for each document. The new feature helps users dramatically streamline and accelerate conversion of InDesign books to PDF and e-books.

"Output Factory has been the single biggest time-saver I've encountered in ten years of print production," says Mike Agate, Head of Production of Which?, Europe's largest consumer rights organization. "With the reduction in head count and efficiency savings, it must have paid for itself 500 times over."

Whether users need to send hundreds of documents or just a single file, Output Factory is a powerful solution to automate InDesign's output tasks. Users only need to select InDesign files, adjust workflow settings, and Output Factory will do the rest automatically. For example, the software can be left printing hundreds of InDesign files overnight, and the completed job can be picked up next morning.

Output Factory offers the following key features:

-Support for printing and exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash and other formats
-Output as single pages
-Save groups of output settings and output to several formats at once
-Powerful variable output file names
-Layer versioning
-Automatic preflight of InDesign and final PDF files
-Detailed output history

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95 (Light version $119.95), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $84.97. Output Factory is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.7 on Intel-based Macs and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CS6.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF workflows, graphic file diagnostics, file delivery and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix is dedicated to help professionals increase their profits through automating 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

Meet The Speed Traders' Edgar Perez, the World's Most Sought-After High-Frequency Trading Expert

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders: An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, Published by in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011, and Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012).

New York City, NY, USA (June 25, 2012) -- There are a number of people who have expertise in the field of high-frequency trading, the execution of a significant number of financial transactions in short time frames to capture small price discrepancies. But while there are many experts, not all of them are great presenters; even more so, not all of them have the international stature that Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, has quickly acquired after extensively traveling the world and presenting to audiences of practitioners and academics in America, Europe and Asia, in addition to being featured in the most influential international business publications.

Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He wrote 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), in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012) and currently being translated into Bahasa Indonesia and Portuguese. The Speed Traders (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com) quickly became the most comprehensive, revealing work available on the most important development in trading in generations; The Speed Traders explains everything there is to know about how today's high-frequency traders make millions, one cent at a time.

Perez is also course director of The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (http://www.TheSpeedTradersWorkshop.com), seminars scheduled in Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Moscow, Ho Chi Minh, New York, Dubai and Chicago. He was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. Perez contributes regularly to China's International Finance News.

Perez has been interviewed on CNBC Cash Flow, CNBC Squawk Box, BNN Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Perez has been featured on 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, 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.

Perez has been engaged to present to the 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 (Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), 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).

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. 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. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

For more information about Perez and The Speed Traders, readers are invited to visit his website http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com or follow him on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheSpeedTraders), Linkedin (http://www.linkedin.com/in/EdgarPerez), Twitter (http://twitter.com/MrEdgarPerez), Weibo (http://www.weibo.com/EdgarPerez), Sohu (http://EdgarPerez.t.sohu.com) and Tencent (http://t.qq.com/EdgarPerez). For speaking engagements, requests can be submitted to jpetrova@thespeedtraders.com.

Media Contact:
Julia Ye
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders
516-761-4712

FPL Uses Infrared Technology to keep Service Reliability in the Top 25 Percent of Utilities Nationwide

"What I like best about my job is knowing that I'm making a difference for FPL customers every day and helping to deliver affordable and reliable power," said Florida Power & Light's Delivery Assurance Lead, Eli Cueto.

Juno Beach, FL (June 23, 2012) -- Florida Power & Light's Delivery Assurance Lead, Eli Cueto, can see things most of us would never even notice. He sees problems before they develop. Think of him as a detective who patrols the electric grid.

Doing this, I get to fulfill a lot of things that I like, which is field work, and investigating and uncovering potential problems,” he says.

This detective’s tool of choice? An advanced infrared camera, which he carries in a black suitcase as he patrols the power lines across Florida in his FPL van.

If you're looking at a section of an overhead line, everything could appear fine,” he says. “You could look at it with binoculars and still everything looks good.”

Cueto says if he stopped there, and relied only on his eyesight, he would miss the most important evidence of all - the clue that’s the key to delivering reliable service. Opening his suitcase and flipping on his infrared camera, Cueto reveals what’s really going on inside the fuse switch, fixed 60 feet high atop an FPL pole.

The way it works is that the camera picks up the infrared energy being displayed, so the brighter the color, the hotter the temperature,” Cueto says, pointing to a purplish image on the camera screen.

In the center of the image, he points to a bright white circle. “What we are seeing right here is a hot fuse switch. We can see it right here on the camera that it is overheating. The temperature, it’s over 150 degrees, so we know that it’s a candidate for replacement.”

Cueto returns to his office and uploads the infrared image to his computer. He calls up a database that provides more information about the specific pole and switch. The information he discovers helps him create a work order for his team, which can then perform preventive maintenance on the equipment and avoid a potential outage for customers. Like a good detective, Cueto followed the clues, determined the cause and cracked the case.

I think FPL sets a standard, because we actually take the initiative to go out there and evaluate all the facilities that we have,” says Cueto. He is part of a team of 26 FPL employees and contractors who use infrared technology to help provide reliable service.

What I like best about my job is knowing that I'm making a difference for FPL customers every day and helping to deliver affordable and reliable power.”

To view photos and video of FPL’s infrared technology, visit http://www.fpl.com/newsroom.

Eli Cueto joined FPL in 2005 and began his career as a meter reader. He later worked in the Distribution service planning area first, as an associate project designer, assisting with trouble tickets and working on projects to help improve service reliability, and later, as a customer project manager, helping plan for power delivery to new and existing construction. In December 2010, Cueto transitioned into his current delivery assurance lead position, where his focus day in and day out is preventing problems to help ensure service reliability.

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Wood Resources Quarterly Figures show strong Timber Demand, claims FRA

New figures from Wood Resources Quarterly show that China’s wood imports have increased hugely over the past ten years - which is great news for those investing in sustainable forestry, claims FRA.

Seattle, United States, June 23, 2012 -- New figures from Wood Resources Quarterly show that China’s wood imports have increased hugely over the past ten years - which is great news for those investing in sustainable forestry, claims Forestry Research Associates (FRA).

Although Chinese timber imports for the first quarter of 2012 were down slightly, imports of logs have increased almost every year for ten years. The reason behind the growing demand has been the country’s expanding economy and house building. As a result China has become the world’s largest importer of sawlogs, according to the report.

In addition, the report showed that the US is now providing more of China’s timber imports, while Russia and New Zealand are exporting less to China. The reduction in the import of Russian timber could be partly down to the fact that Russia has increased taxed on exported lumber.

China’s lumber imports were 15 times higher in 2011 than they were in 2001 - demonstrating the major growth in demand from the emerging economy. The value of the timber imported to China is now around $8 billion, up from just $630 million in 2001.

This increase in demand from China has led to an increase in the return that timber investors see after buying up sections of plantations - through firms like Greenwood Management - or through investing in forestry fund,” explained FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins.

FRA, a research and analysis consultancy specializing in sustainable forestry investment analysis, claims that investing in timberland is still a good bet for those who would like to diversify their portfolio. “Forestry and wood prices tend not to follow general economic trends - so if the stock markets are losing value, chances are, your timber investments will be holding up well,” explained Mr Collins.

FRA claims that Greenwood Management, along with several other timberland investment companies, offer an ethical investment choice for those who want a tangible asset in return for their investment.

About Forestry Research Associates

Forestry Research Associates is a research and advisory consultancy that focuses on forestry management, sustainability issues and forestry investment around the globe.

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Forestry Research Associates
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Morgan Stanley Impact Investment Platform attracts support from AAA

AAA is speaking out in support of the launch of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Investing and Impact Platform, which is intended to make it easier for investors to put their money into socially responsible projects.

Boston, MA, USA, June 23, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) is speaking out in support of the launch of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Investing and Impact Platform, which is intended to make it easier for investors to put their money into socially responsible projects.

The investments offered through the platform are intended to be socially and environmentally responsible while offering risk-adjusted financial returns. “The project should enable more financial advisers offer a wide range of impact investing products to the masses and not just the wealthy”, explained AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.

AAA claims that the market for impact investing is growing, with one in every eight dollars in the US invested in projects that are considered to have corporate and societal responsibility at their center. This totals a huge $3.07 trillion in value terms and shows that people do want to make responsible decisions that align their financial goals with their personal ethics.

Mr Johnson added, “The more products available, for those interested in impact investing, the better.

We are seeing more and more individuals and even institutional investors looking for ways to make a difference while they make money and these kinds of platforms make it easier to do so.”

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney’s Paul Hatch, added, “With over 4 million clients who have more than $1.7 trillion of investable assets, we are in a unique position to extend the reach of an ‘investing with impact’ program to one of the largest sets of investors in the world.

Even a fraction of this total represents a substantial amount that could be invested in support of the common good.”

AAA supports a range of ethical investment funds and projects and is especially keen to promote forestry investment as a profitable and ethical options. Mr Johnson explained, “investing in plantations, like the ones run by Greenwood Management and other firms in Brazil, offers a great diversifier for any portfolio and can also help to safeguard the future of sustainable forestry for generations to come.”

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.

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Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320
617-939-9596

New Book Addresses the Reality of Obesity and Offers a Break into a Growing Problem

The book advocates good health by avoiding stress typically brought on by obesity. The author also teaches the fundamental facts behind how this issue affects the body and mind.

Lanham, MD, USA - June 23, 2012 -- Millions of people have been diagnosed with obesity, and in recognizing the necessity of good health, there are ways to rid obesity through practical and realistic methods. Living with obesity is not the end of the world despite its life changing capabilities. In his new book titled The Obesity Reality: A Comprehensive Approach to a Growing Problem, author Dr. Naheed Ali leads us to the many truths about obesity by walking through the “ins and outs” of this problem.

The book advocates good health by avoiding stress typically brought on by obesity. What’s more, the information in the book is straightforward and dives into the inner workings of obesity. The author also teaches the fundamental facts behind how this issue affects the body and mind.

The aim is to encourage healthy living and fix the obesity dilemma throughout the world through this comprehensive, remedial guidebook. The information is presented in a zero-nonsense, highly-organized way. The book also reveals how obesity breeds other problems and how we can overcome this obstacle in more ways than one.

In The Obesity Reality, Dr. Ali addresses issues and serves obesity sufferers what Publishers Weekly calls “powerful insights”. Under his ideas, fundamental factors such as diet, treatment, and the mind affect the overall impact which obesity has on our health. The author believes the obese should have a diverse amount of knowledge to evade the massive physical ailments that this problem can bring forth. The book promotes the practices for looking obesity in the eye before it strikes, and the author is a firm believer in the adage: “prevention is a step above cure.” Additional information is available online at Obesity123.com.

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Call for Entries - Animals Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 2rd Annual "Animals" Online Art Competition for the month of July 2012.

Jupiter, Florida - June 22, 2012 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 2rd Annual "Animals" Online Art Competition for the month of July 2012. 2D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery’s August 2012 online group exhibition. We encourage entries from artists, regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best animal art. Animal art may include any mammals, birds and animals that live in the water.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of August 2012. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places. Also, 5 Honorable Mention places will be awarded. In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, Special Recognition rewards will also be given as well. The submission process and the deadline will end on July 28, 2012.

Winners of the “Animals” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 70+ event announcements, and social media marketing and promotion in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement.

Interested artists should provide the gallery with your best animal art now or before the July 28th deadline. For more information and to apply online here http://www.lightspacetime.com

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: http://www.lightspacetime.com

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