On Hurricane Andrew's 20th Anniversary, FPL Recognizes the Contributions of Electric Workers

"Our electric workers are our first responders, consistently answering the call for help, whether it's working to upgrade our electrical system on a daily basis or leading the charge after a storm," said Keith Hardy, FPL's vice president of Distribution.

Juno Beach, FL (August 22, 2012) -- As the 20th anniversary of Hurricane Andrew is observed, Florida Power & Light Company is paying special tribute to the members of its team whose work is critical to providing reliable power year-round and in the wake of devastating storms - electrical workers.

Karl Greer, an FPL electric worker based in South Florida, knows the importance of having a plan and being prepared because Greer rode out Hurricane Andrew 20 years ago with his family in Homestead, the storm’s ground zero. After the storm, he worked 16-hour shifts alongside thousands of FPL employees until power was fully restored.

We put up wires and poles for a living, but the need I saw after Hurricane Andrew was unlike anything that I had ever witnessed,” said Greer. “Andrew taught us all a vital lesson about the seriousness of storms, and the need for serious preparation.”

Greer's experience during Andrew was like many in the region. At 12:35 a.m., his power went out, and the noise of the wind and debris against the shutters grew so loud that he and his family could barely hear their own voices. When daylight arrived, he went outside to find his roof in tatters, and each of the 29 mature pine trees in his yard fallen. His uncle’s home on a neighboring property, once a two story residence, had been cut in half, with only the bottom floor remaining.

However, Greer had to put aside his personal challenges, because duty called. “The roads were all blocked, but as soon as I could I was at FPL with my crew, getting the power back on,” said Greer. “In one area, we replaced every single pole along a 6-mile stretch. It was tough, but what kept me going was the thought that my friends and family were counting on us; people all throughout the area were counting on us.”

The efforts of electric workers and other dedicated employees after Hurricane Andrew helped to improve FPL’s preparations for storms and the recovery that follows. The strategies employed to create restoration staging areas to coordinate with out-of-state service providers to assist with field operations were formed by experiences in Hurricane Andrew.

Our electric workers are our first responders, consistently answering the call for help, whether it’s working to upgrade our electrical system on a daily basis or leading the charge after a storm,” said Keith Hardy, FPL’s vice president of Distribution. “We are showing our appreciation by celebrating throughout August, especially on Sunday Aug. 26, Lineworker Appreciation Day in Florida.”

To hear more from FPL electric workers that were on the ground during Hurricane Andrew, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_5-obibfjg&feature=youtu.be

About Florida Power & Light Company
Florida Power & Light Company is the largest electric utility in Florida and one of the largest rate-regulated utilities in the United States. FPL serves 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are below the national average. A clean energy leader, FPL has one of the lowest emissions profiles and one of the leading energy efficiency programs among utilities nationwide. FPL is a subsidiary of Juno Beach, Fla. - based NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NEE). For more information, visit http://www.FPL.com.

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408
Tel: 305-552-3888
Web: To hear more from FPL electric workers that were on the ground during Hurricane Andrew, visit http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_5-obibfjg&feature=youtu.be

Zevrix Updates Output Factory for InDesign: Adds HTML Support

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory 1.3.6, a feature update to its professional output automation solution for Adobe InDesign on Mac OS X. Output Factory automates printing, exporting and post-processing from InDesign and offers batch output, single page export, layer versioning, preflighting, variable file names, detailed history and more. The new version lets users automate export of InDesign documents to HTML.

Toronto (ON), Canada - August 22, 2012 -- Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory 1.3.6, 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, ad agencies and publishing houses worldwide, and is the major upgrade of the company's widely popular plug-in BatchOutput.

The new version lets users automate export of multiple InDesign documents to HTML, helping users dramatically save time on repurposing InDesign files for web.

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.

With Output Factory users only need to select InDesign files, adjust workflow settings, and Output Factory will do the rest automatically. 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 just leave Output Factory working overnight to output hundreds of documents, and the completed job can be picked up next morning.

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

-Output as single pages
-Output to several formats at once
-Update modified links automatically
-Variable output file names
-Layer versioning
-Preflight InDesign and final PDF files
-Support for InDesign books and booklet imposition

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 and Adobe Exchange. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput users can upgrade to Output Factory for $84.97. Output Factory is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.8 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

Vietnam's First Luxury Tour Operator and DMC Wins Award

Vietnam's First Luxury Tour Operator and DMC - Luxury Travel Ltd (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) has won a 2012 Guide Award.

Hanoi, Vietnam, August 22, 2012 -- Vietnam's First Luxury Tour Operator and DMC - Luxury Travel Ltd has won a 2012 Guide Award, marking the fifth consecutive year that the company has been recognised by luxury travellers for excellent performance.

Presented by the Guide Magazine, a Vietnamese travel and hospitality magazine, the 13th batch of awards aimed to honour the travel providers offering the best products and services to travellers, hotel guests, diners and shoppers in Vietnam.

The awards are sponsored annually by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Vietnam Economic Times newspaper. In 2012, newspaper readers and travellers chose Luxury Travel Ltd for their unique products.

Established in 2004, Luxury Travel Co is the first luxury tour operator in Vietnam. The company sees an annual growth of 30 per cent and serves some 10,000 travellers each year.

"We are proud of receiving this award in coincidence with our company's 8th birthday celebration, opening a new office in Danang, and launching our newest 2013 brochure for travel professionals with new niche and innovative luxury travel products. We also publish tourist maps of Vietnam, Vietnam luxury villa collections and listings of new Vietnam luxury hotels and resorts. As the first luxury travel tour operator in Vietnam, we not only want to capitalize on our position, but we also want to develop it further. We continue to promote Vietnam as a high end destination and provide quality holidays for the most discerning travelers." said Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

The award ceremony took place in the coastal city of Vung Tau, Vietnam on 18 August 2012.

As many as 120 Vietnamese tourist businesses have won the 13th Guide Awards for their outstanding contributions to the country’s tourism sector.

According to Vietnam Economic Times, the winners include 29 hotels; 34 resorts and eight providers of apartment leasing services; 25 restaurants, bars and caf├ęs; 10 beauty salons and health care establishments; 10 travel and tour transport companies; and four sports and entertainment service companies.

Businesses that have won the award for many consecutive years are the Caravelle Hotel Saigon, the Melia Hanoi Hotel, Buffalo Tours and Luxury Travel.

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, in the first six months of 2012, Vietnam welcomed over 3.36 million international tourists, up 14 percent year-on-year.

About Luxury Travel Ltd.
Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator/DMC (http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) based in Hanoi 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 representative 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 in Vietnam.

Media Contact:
Doan Hong Linh (Ms.)
Marketing Executive
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
+ 84.4.39274120 Ext 122

The Gu Kailai Trail at The New York Times Featured China Happy Hour, August 28 in New York City

China Happy Hour (www.ChinaHappyHour.com) Will Bring Together Businessmen, Executives, Investors and Entrepreneurs of the Chinese and South Asian Business Communities, for an Evening of Networking and Cocktails in New York City from 6PM to 9PM, August 28.

New York City, NY, USA (August 22, 2012) -- When it comes to patriotic blockbusters, synchronized military parades and choreographed political cavalcades that fill the Great Hall of the People, the Chinese Communist Party knows how to put on a show, says The New York Times. But in publicly prosecuting Gu Kailai, the wife of the purged political leader Bo Xilai, for murdering a British business associate, it seems to have committed some fumbles.

The party's carefully scripted trial of Ms. Gu - which led to her conviction on Monday for poisoning the Briton, Neil Heywood, and a suspended death sentence - appears to have prompted anger and cynicism from almost everyone here who paid attention.

Die-hard leftists who still back Mr. Bo and his populist policies, The Times continues, detected strands of a grand political conspiracy. Legal scholars identified glaring inconsistencies in what the government had trumpeted as a model of judicial exactitude. And liberals, noting that Ms. Gu's crime would have remained secret had not a player in the scandal divulged incriminating details to American diplomats, found further evidence that their leaders believe they can literally get away with murder.

This month, Golden Networking’s China Happy Hour (http://www.ChinaHappyHour.com) will invite a number of journalists who have followed the trial, conviction and suspended death sentence of Gu Kailai, the wife of purged Chinese leader Bo Xilai, in close detail, for the panel “The Gu Kailai Trail” moderated by its founder Edgar Perez. There will be time afterwards for Q&A and the best China networking in New York City.

China Happy Hour will be held Tuesday August 28th, 6PM; these receptions have been known to attract executives and professionals not only from China but also from South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and India, among other nationalities.

China Happy Hour New York City, featured in The New York Times, is produced by Golden Networking (http://www.goldennetworking.net), the premier networking community for business executives, entrepreneurs and investors. Panelists, speakers and sponsors are invited to contact Golden Networking by sending an email to info@goldennetworking.net.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Golden Networking
516-761-4712

Luxury Travel Ltd Has Just Announced a New Day Tour to Can Gio Forest from Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam's first Luxury Tour Operator (www.luxurytravelvietnam.com) often offers new tours for discerning travelers and has just announced a new day tour to Can Gio Forest from Ho Chi Minh City.

Hanoi, Vietnam, August 22, 2012 -- Luxury Travel Ltd. has served the luxury travel industry for many years, and their staff has acquired first-hand knowledge about the luxury travel market in Vietnam.

They have visited their recommended destinations, and have personally checked out the finest hotels, resorts and restaurants designed for discriminating travelers.

The company often offers new tours for discerning travelers and has just announced a new day tour to Can Gio Forest from Ho Chi Minh City.

Located 55 km from Ho Chi Minh City, the trip to the reserve takes about 2 hours. This is a new and exotic day tour for Saigon based travelers. They will discover the National Biosphere Reserve of Can Gio and immerse themselves in its natural beauty and learn about its wild life.

Can Gio Biosphere Reserve is a top travel spot to enjoy natural scenery and get a bit of fresh air. Recognized as a World Biosphere by UNESCO in 2000, and known as a the “green lung” of Ho Chi Minh City, Can Gio mangrove forest is a haven for rare flora and fauna, like wild cats, otters, pythons, deer, and a group of more than 1,000.wild long-tailed macaques and 80 purebred crocodiles.

The tour price starts from US$128 per person for 2 persons (2.600.000VND). Price includes all transportation, boat trip, canoe, lunch, entrance fees, and the services of an English or French-speaking guide. This offer is valid until 30 December 2013.

You can get the chance to see a troupe of over 1,000 monkeys on the Monkey Island, and the adventurous can feed crocodiles in Vam Sac. They fix bait to the fishing line and stand on the boat in midstream to hold the rod and “fish” crocodiles. If you stay overnight at the resort, you can join local people to hunt for ba khia (a species of crab with three stripes on their back), grill fish to eat and sing songs by a camp fire. There are two simple resorts for your choosing, Saigon Can Gio Resort and Ngoc Phuong Nam Pearl Resort, both located near the beach. The Can Gio day trip is perfect for day trippers, families, intrepid travelers, and nature lovers” said Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.


About Luxury Travel Ltd
Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator and DMC (http://www.luxurytravelvietnam.com), Luxury Travel is based in Hanoi, 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 representative 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 has just won a Guide Award 2012 for Excellent Performance.

Media Contact:
Doan Hong Linh (Ms.)
Marketing Executive
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444
Vietnam
+ 84.4.39274120 Ext 122