Zevrix Updates Output Factory for InDesign: Improves Queue Management

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 1.1.8, a feature update to its new 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, processing history and more. The new version lets users add the entire folder contents to the file queue automatically with the option to add InDesign files from entire folder subtree.

Toronto (ON), Canada - May 5, 2012 - Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 1.1.8, a feature update to its professional solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Output Factory is the major upgrade of the company's widely popular plug-in BatchOutput which automates and simplifies workflows of printers, prepress bureaus, design agencies and publishing houses worldwide.

The new version allows users to add all InDesign files from selected folders to the queue automatically without the need to select each file individually. Users have a choice to add files from the selected folder only, or from the entire folder subtree.

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

"When every second counts Output Factory is a life saver!" says Glen Saville of the design firm glensaville.com in the UK, "I had a 20 book job to do the other day and had to get PDFs out very quickly, and it was absolutely indispensable!"

Output Factory supports printing as well as exporting to PDF, PostScript, EPS, Flash, INX, IDML, EPUB and several image formats. It offers the following key features:

-Output as single pages
-Save groups of output settings
-Output to several formats at once
-Update modified links automatically
-Assign powerful variable output file names.
-Layer versioning: output layer combinations as single files.
-Preflight InDesign documents and skip the ones with errors
-Preflight final PDFs
-History: keep track of jobs, output files and errors.

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$169.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Licensed 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-CS5.5. InDesign CS6 compatible version will be released in mid-May as a free update.

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.

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada

Brazil looks Set to Remain Popular with Investors, claims AAA

AAA said that Brazil is set to remain the focus of much of the world’s alternative investment attention in the coming years.

Boston, MA, USA, May 5, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis, (AAA) said that Brazil is set to remain the focus of much of the world’s alternative investment attention in the coming years.

The views from the Alternative investment advocacy organization reflect those expressed by HSBC Global Asset Management’s Pedro Bastos. He recently spoke at a briefing on the health of the region to investors in Malaysia.

He said that the country remained a “hub” for the creation of businesses. He added, “Among all emerging markets, Brazil has been the best performer for the last ten years, both in equities and fixed income.”

He added that the population of Brazil has become richer and more and more people from outside the country are starting to see it as a good prospect. This is particularly true for alternative investments in sustainable forestry through firms like Greenwood Management, added AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.

Bastos told delegates: “Companies see Brazil as a major consumer market. We have an increasing middle class, which is about 55 per cent of the population. In the last ten years, personal income growth has been consistent at 4.5 to five per cent."

Mr Johnson explained that the demand from inside Brazil for steel is exceptionally strong as the country is due to host the Football World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. In the meantime, the country is also going through some major growth and is improving its infrastructure as a result.

Steel is also very much in demand in other growing economies, such as India and China, explained Mr Johnson.

He explained “The steel industry needs charcoal and charcoal comes form timbers. Brazil has passed laws to try to prevent the industry taking charcoal form forests and, as a result, there is major demand for sustainable produced charcoal.”

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

Forestry Popular with Risk-Averse Investors claims FRA

Environmental Finance has published an article outlining how fund managers are reporting a rise in interest in forestry investment of all kinds.

Seattle, United States, May 5, 2012 -- Environmental Finance has published an article outlining how fund managers are reporting a rise in interest in forestry investment of all kinds. Forestry Research Associates (FRA) says that the future looks bright for forestry, as traditional investments continue to deter pension funds.

Timberland Investment Resources (TIR) was speaking at the Forestry, Sustainability and Biomass conference in London today. The delegate stated, “We have lived through extraordinary times for investors. And the fact is, forestry did what it said it would do on the tin.”

FRA claims that this sums up the attraction of forestry investment for many investors who have been burned by their stocks and shares after huge amounts were lost from markets overnight during the economic crisis. The ongoing uncertainty in the Eurozone region is a further cause for concern for many, who want to diversify their portfolios to protect them from risk.

Forestry is a risk-averse option.” claims FRA’s analysis partner Peter Collins. He added, “Timber assets offers a stable option as they have continually outperformed equities over a number of years.”

FRA claims that another advantage is the fact that if the timber prices are low when trees reach harvestable size, investors are not forced to chop down their trees. Instead they can simply leave them growing for as long as it takes for timber prices to reach the desired level before selling. “Trees continue to grow, along with the potential ROI,” added Collins.

There are a number of ways to invest in timberland and forestry, explained FRA. One of the most popular among risk-averse investors is to buy up sections of sustainable plantations, which offer a tangible asset in exchange for anything from around EUR10,000 in the case of an investment through Greenwood Management, for example.

Greenwood Management runs teak and eucalyptus plantations in Brazil.

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.

Media Contact:
Peter Collins
Forestry Research Associates
620 Vineyard Lane
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
(206) 316 8394

One Percent Singles Cruise and Ball for the Wealthy

The wealthy fear connecting with gold diggers. The 1% Singles Cruise & Ball helps them meet romantic eligibles on their own financial level.

San Rafael, CA, May 5, 2012 -- Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/479-3800

Wealthy singles of all ages are invited to meet their peers on the first-ever 1% Singles Cruise, November 4-17, 2012; and the first-ever 1% Singles Ball, Friday, May 25, 2012, at the Renaissance Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco.

In the past, as the world’s largest non-profit singles organization, we have prided ourselves on the low cost of our cruises and parties,” says Rich Gosse, Chairman of The Society of Single Professionals. Over the past 33 years we have totally neglected wealthy singles. That policy ends with the 1% Singles Cruise and 1% Singles Ball.

Everyone thinks the wealthy have it easy finding love,” says Mr. Gosse. “Nothing could be further from the truth. The 1% live in constant fear that their money will attract gold diggers, seeking to enrich themselves. The 1% Singles Cruise and 1% Singles Ball will be opportunities for the wealthy to comfortably meet people on their own level, so they can feel more confident that the attraction is romantic rather than financial.

The 1% Singles Cruise will intentionally be the most expensive cruise we have ever sponsored,” says Mr. Gosse. “The 1% Singles Ball, at San Francisco’s most luxurious hotel, will be our most costly dance party of the year. But we will not be ignoring the 99%. They will have plenty of affordable cruises and parties to enjoy throughout the year.”

Rich Gosse, Executive Producer of The 1% Singles Cruise and The 1% Singles Ball, is America’s foremost authority on the singles lifestyle. He is the author of eight books on the subject, 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 expert advice has been featured by ABC’s Nightline, NBC’s Today Show, Oprah, Fox, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Entrepreneur, Business Week, Playboy, Playgirl, The London Times, The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, etc. Mr. Gosse is available to the news media for interviews by calling 415-479-3800 or emailing rich@richgosse.com. His personal website is http://www.richgosse.com.

The 1% Singles Cruise is aboard Crystal Cruise Line’s Serenity, voted the #1 Cruise Ship in the world by readers of Conde Nast Traveler. The Serenity departs from Istanbul, Turkey and visits the Greek island of Mykonos; Sicily/Catania, Naples, Rome (Civitavecchia), and Florence (Livorno) in Italy; and Barcelona, Spain. The cost for a Penthouse with Veranda, single occupancy, is $14,455. Airfare is extra. Less costly cabins will be available, since even the 1% often enjoy bargains.

The 1% Singles Cruise is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals and The Singles Travel Company. Anyone wishing more information about this and many more travel packages for singles may visit http://www.singlestravelcompany.com or call 1-888-286-8687.

The 1% Singles Ball is co-sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals and other major singles organizations. Elegant attire is requested. The cost is $30 at the door and only includes dancing. Food and overnight accommodations at the hotel are available at additional cost. Anyone wishing more information about this party, as well many more singles parties in the San Francisco Bay Area for the 99% may visit http://www.thepartyhotline.com or may call 415/507-9962.

Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903

What is Hotter than Facebook's IPO for High Frequency Traders in Warsaw, Poland, and Kiev, Ukraine

Edgar Perez, Presenting The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, "How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX", Warsaw, Poland, May 11, and Kiev, Ukraine, May 18, 2012.

(May 5, 2012, New York) -- As reported by Bloomberg, Facebook Inc.’s $11.8 billion initial public offering will cement the status of 27-year-old Mark Zuckerberg as one of the world’s richest men and put his social network among the highest-valued companies in the U.S. Facebook is offering about 337.4 million shares for $28 to $35 each, according to a regulatory filing yesterday. At the upper end of that range, the co-founder’s stake would be $17.6 billion, making him richer than Microsoft Corp.’s Steve Ballmer and Russian steel billionaire Vladimir Lisin, who are both twice his age, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Zuckerberg, who began the service for Harvard classmates as a 19-year-old in his dorm room, built Facebook into the most popular social-networking site in the world, topping 900 million users last quarter. Now he has to prove he has the leadership skills to deliver enough growth to justify the company’s valuation, said Paul Saffo, managing director at Discern Analytics in San Francisco.

That being said, investors and traders in Poland and Ukraine will be paying close attention to Edgar Perez’s The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, "How Algorithmic and High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX" (http://www.TheSpeedTradersWorkshop.com) on May 11 in Warsaw and May 18 in Kiev. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading; he is the 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 by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011).

The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 reveals how high-frequency trading players are succeeding in the global markets and driving the development of algorithmic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to India, Singapore and Brazil.

Perez has been featured on CNBC Cash Flow (with Oriel Morrison), CNBC Squawk Box (with Geoff Cutmore), BNN Business Day (with Kim Parlee), TheStreet.com (with Gregg Greenberg), Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities (with Lin Xue Ling), NHK World, iMoney Hong Kong, Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, The Korea Herald, FIXGlobal Trading, The Korea Times, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Perez has been engaged to present to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University and Pace University, 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, 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).

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a 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.

Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders