FPL launches PoweringFlorida.com - a new online resource to help strengthen Florida's competitive business advantage and grow the state's economy

FPL President Eric Silagy said, "as the largest electric utility and one of the largest companies in Florida, we believe we have a responsibility to help grow our state's economy and create jobs for our fellow Floridians. When Florida's economy grows, everyone wins."

JUNO BEACH, Fla., Jan. 31, 2013 -- Florida Power & Light Company's Office of Economic Development today announced the launch of PoweringFlorida.com - a new online resource dedicated to helping businesses start up, expand or relocate their operations in Florida.

The initiative builds on FPL's existing economic development efforts, which include special discounted electric rates to promote Florida to new and expanding businesses that create jobs for Floridians.

"As the largest electric utility and one of the largest companies in Florida, we believe we have a responsibility to help grow our state's economy and create jobs for our fellow Floridians. When Florida's economy grows, everyone wins," said FPL President Eric Silagy. "A discount on FPL's already-low rates can help businesses set up shop and expand in our service territory, which covers about half the state, but PoweringFlorida.com is designed to help expand the economy across the entire state."

"PoweringFlorida.com showcases the diverse benefits that Florida has to offer and empowers all of our local communities with tools to help them to market the unique values that each corner of the state has to offer," Silagy said.

"Economic development is a team sport. I am grateful to FPL for providing a product to enhance not only the competitiveness of the communities in their territory but also in the entire state. These strategic partnerships are critical to getting Floridians back to work," said Florida Secretary of Commerce Gray Swoope, president and CEO of Enterprise Florida Inc., the state's principal economic development organization.

PoweringFlorida.com offers two sets of services:

One-Stop Shop for Site Selectors: PoweringFlorida.com provides thousands of site-selection experts across the globe with direct access to information about Florida's workforce, available real estate, utility rate options and potential discounts and incentives - all information that is essential to selecting a location for new or expanding business operations.

Market Resource Center for Local Economic Development Organizations: PoweringFlorida.com also provides local agencies in Florida tailored data about their communities that can help them better market their strengths and target businesses best-suited for their specific economic and workforce profiles.

"Never before has all this information existed in one place," said Lynn Pitts, director of FPL's Office of Economic Development. "It's taken many months to build, but the benefits are limitless."

For the first time together on one site, PoweringFlorida.com integrates independent third-party data from GIS Planning and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), specialists in location scouting and workforce evaluation, respectively. FPL is providing access free-of-charge for local economic development agencies in Florida that do not currently have these capabilities.

"Across the country, companies looking to expand are demanding reliable and accessible information to guide their decisions, and to maximize their investments," said Del Boyette, president and CEO of Boyette Strategic Advisors, a leading site consulting firm. "PoweringFlorida.com has achieved a first: bringing the best planning and workforce data together in one click. What that means for companies and their site selectors is unfiltered and unparalleled insight - county by county and block by block. What that means for Florida is a competitive advantage for the right types of jobs and investment."

"We greatly benefit from a strong partnership with FPL and its Office of Economic Development. FPL's enhanced marketing efforts and resources provided to economic development organizations and the state are proving to be valuable assets for attracting and expanding business in Florida," said Kelly Smallridge, president and CEO of the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.

"FPL is a strong economic development partner in the Northeast Florida region. Beyond providing a discounted rate incentive, the FPL team is aggressively marketing the state to attract economic development projects. We appreciate the assistance and support that FPL provides to our partner counties to grow our region's economy," said Jerry Mallot, president of JAXUSA Partnership of the Greater Jacksonville Region.

PoweringFlorida.com is live now for site selectors worldwide and local economic development organizations in Florida. FPL plans to demonstrate the website's functions to local economic development stakeholders at Enterprise Florida Inc.'s meeting in Tallahassee later this week.

Visit PoweringFlorida.com to learn more.

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 approximately 4.6 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available in December 2011, are about 25 percent 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
For more information, visit: http://www.poweringflorida.com

United Way Re-Opens SparkPoint Oakland Financial Help Center for Low-Income Residents

Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Attend Re-Opening of SparkPoint Financial Education Center.

OAKLAND, CA, USA (January 31, 2013) -- The United Way of the Bay Area will hold an Open House and Ribbon-Cutting today, Thursday, January 31, from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m., to celebrate the new downtown Oakland location for SparkPoint, the financial education center that offers a wide range of services to help people achieve financial stability. Scheduled to be on hand for the ribbon cutting are Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Oakland Mayor Jean Quan, and Councilperson Desley Brooks.

The SparkPoint program now has 10 Bay Area locations, as well as three locations in Fresno and Orange County. Today's ribbon-cutting on the Oakland SparkPoint center at Eastmont Town Center is partly a celebration of the first SparkPoint Center that opened in Oakland in March 2009. With the relocation to the Eastmont Town Center, SparkPoint now has a larger facility in a permanent home ready to assist East Bay residents.

The SparkPoint Centers have offered a model for community outreach to assist families in achieving financial sustainability. SparkPoint brings together non-profit and government partners to help its clients increase their income, build assets, and manage their debt. Clients are assigned a financial coach who works with them for two to three years to help them achieve financial stability.

Since it was founded, more than 8,000 individuals have received assistance from SparkPoint Oakland. The typical SparkPoint client is female, head of household, earning $30,000 or less. With the aid of SparkPoint services, the average client is able to raise his or her credit score by 80 points, increase savings $215, reduce debt by $1,710, and increase annual income by $9,132.

"Finding a permanent home for SparkPoint Oakland has always been our goal, and with the move to Eastmont Town Center, we now have a central location that will make our services more accessible to better serve the community," said Lorne Needle, Chief Community Investment Officer for United Way of the Bay Area. "Seventeen and one-half percent of Oakland residents currently live below the poverty line. With support from services such as SparkPoint, we hope to be able to help low-income residents achieve financial stability. Already our clients tell us they love the new location, and we are seeing more new clients than ever."

The SparkPoint initiative is part of the United Way's response to address the systemic issues that keep families in poverty. The United Way's goal is to reduce poverty in the Bay Area by 50 percent by the year 2020. To achieve that goal, the initiative has targeted four at-risk groups: female-headed households, families with young children, linguistically isolated individuals, and those with a high school diploma or less.

Major funding for the SparkPoint Oakland and for other SparkPoint programs in the Bay Area comes from generous donations by Chevron and Wells Fargo.

About SparkPoint Centers
Created by United Way of the Bay Area, SparkPoint Centers are one-stop, financial education centers that help individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet. SparkPoint helps clients address immediate financial crises, get back on their feet, and build financially secure futures. Each center brings together a full range of services at one convenient location, including job training, career development, and financial coaching, as well as access to higher education and savings accounts. Every SparkPoint client is provided a coach who helps create a step-by-step plan to set and achieve financial goals. United Way's SparkPoint model has garnered both national and international attention with poverty experts traveling from around the country and as far away as the Netherlands to study it. Learn more at http://www.sparkpointcenters.org.

About United Way of the Bay Area
United Way of the Bay Area is a nonprofit organization, leading a movement to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020. We're harnessing the collective power of nonprofits, government, corporations, labor and thousands of individuals to create change through giving, advocating, and volunteering. Every year, our programs - SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211, MatchBridge and Community Schools - help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect people to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. Founded in 1922, United Way of the Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo and Solano Counties. For more information, visit http://www.uwba.org.

Media Contact:
Micheline Savarin
United Way of the Bay Area
221 Main Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94105

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery Creates New Award Category

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that they have created a new award category for their future art competitions.

Jupiter, Florida, USA - January 31, 2013 -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that they have created a new award category for their future art competitions. The award category that was has been created is called "Special Merit" and its purpose is primarily for artists who were being excluded from being recognized further for outstanding art due to size limitations for each of the gallery's monthly exhibitions.

John R. Math, Gallery Director states this about this new category, "Since we started the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery we were always frustrated that we were unable to include more artists in the top tier of our media categories. There always seemed to be several special pieces that we thought could easily been included but were not, due to the competition's size constraints."

Math continues with his thoughts about the award, "The art which will be selected for this category is art that could have been placed in the top tier of the entries selected from the various media categories. The only reason that any of this art was being excluded from the top tier was due to the size constraints of that particular competition. Otherwise, the Special Merit art, in many cases, is interchangeable with the best art that we select for any of our shows." The Special Merit awards will be selected from the Special Recognition art.

Each month Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts themed online art competitions for 2D artists. All participating winners of each competition have their artwork exposed and promoted online through the online gallery to thousands of visitors each month. If you know of a talented 2D artist who may benefit from the exposure and the publicity that the gallery can provide to them, please forward this press release to them.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. Light Space & Time's intention is 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 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

IAPAM Announces the Newest Date for its Respected Physician hCG Training: March 22, 2013

The report, "How Obesity Threatens America's Future 2012," states that, "if obesity rates continue on their current trajectories, by 2030, 13 states could have adult obesity rates above 60 percent, 39 states could have rates above 50 percent, and all 50 states could have rates above 44 percent." To meet this consumer demand, the IAPAM is helping physicians enter this lucrative market, by offering their physician-led hCG Training in Scottsdale, Arizona on March 22, 2013. Physicians will learn and receive everything they need to start safely and profitably offering hCG for weight loss to their patients as they start the new year.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - January 31, 2013 -- With less talk about hCG on talk shows, hCG weight loss is now going back into physicians offices as one of the most effective rapid weight loss tools available. This is a safe, quick program that works with most patients. According to Shape magazine, the hCG Diet is the second most popular diet in North America, and in response to the grim statistics shared in this year's "F as in Fat 2012 Report," in the US, the hCG for weight loss protocol is positioned to have strong growth again in 2013.

To that end, the IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com) has trained over 900 physicians on how to effectively offer hCG (human Chorionic Gonadotropin) for "substantial early weight loss" to their patients. To date, well over 30,000 patients have successfully lost weight on hCG using the IAPAM's Exclusive hCG Diet (http://www.hcgtraining.com), based on Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches (http://www.iapam.com/dr-simeons-pounds-and-inches-manuscript.html).

Join the IAPAM for its next hCG Training session of the new year, on March 22, 2013, and offer hCG for Weight Loss to your patients as they prepare for the new year.

The NEW Clean Start hCG Weight Loss patient package is designed to assist physicians in helping their obese and overweight patients realize their weight loss goals. It is a comprehensive and complete weight loss program that includes:

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

This program was designed to answer the most common questions, saving physicians time, allowing them to see more patients, and generate more non-insurance based practice revenues.

What revenues can you expect to see by offering the IAPAM's Clean Start Weight Loss program?

See 10 weight loss patients/month = $176,000+/yr
See 20 weight loss patients/month = $352,000+/yr
See 30 weight loss patients/month = $529,000+/yr

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

Also, the IAPAM's hCG Physician Training includes:

- Detailed IAPAM hCG Program Protocols
- Patient selection criteria
- Common medical hCG contraindications
- Consent forms, medical history forms
- Patient PowerPoint presentations for the waiting room
- Phone scripts & call logs for your staff
- Legal/Insurance considerations, and current FDA status
- hCG ordering information and special pharmaceutical hCG pricing
- Special hCG Facebook discussion forum
- VLCD/LCD diet programs
- Meal replacement diet programs
- Ketogenic based diet programs
- Utilizing B6/B12 injections in weight loss
- Using prescription appetite suppressants in weight loss
- Metabolism testing as a profit center
- Laser assisted lipolysis
- Listing of one's hCG Clinic in the IAPAM's NEW hCG Diet Clinic Directory (http://www.hcgtraining.com/hcg-diet-clinics)

Register today for the March 22, 2013 training session. To register or for more information, please visit http://iapam.com/physician-weight-loss-training-using-hormones or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

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

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

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 ext. 708

Generation X Singles Party, for those born after the Baby Boomer Generation

Gen-Xers include Barack & Michelle Obama, Paul Ryan, Beyonce, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, and 46 million others.

San Rafael, CA, January 31, 2013 -- Contact: Rich Gosse, 415/507-9962


GenXers, born between 1961 and 1981, are invited to meet new single friends at the Silicon Valley's first-ever Generation X Singles Party, Saturday, March 2, 2013, 9pm-1am, at Piacere Ristorante, 727 Laurel Street, San Carlos CA 94070.

GenXers are the generation following the Baby Boomers. The term Generation X came from a novel written in 1991 by Douglas Coupland, about 3 strangers who decide to distance themselves from society to get a better sense of who they are. Coupland describes his characters as "underemployed, overeducated, intensely private, and unpredictable." His characters wanted to pull away from class, status, and money in society.

The news media found elements of Coupland's characters in America's youth at the time and labeled them Generation X. They are stereotyped as being cynical, hopeless, frustrated and unmotivated slackers who wear grunge clothing, listen to alternative music, and still live at home with their parents because they can't get real jobs. Needless to say, these stereotypes, while true for a small portion of GenXers, are unfair to the vast majority, who are hopeful, motivated, hard-working people.

GenXers make up about 20% of the U.S. population. The 46 million members of Generation X represent $125 billion in spending power.

Famous Gen-Xers include Barack & Michelle Obama, Paul Ryan, Julia Roberts, Robert Downey Jr, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields, Halle Berry, Cindy Crawford, Jennifer Aniston, Gwen Stefani, Mariah Carey, Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Moss, Reese Witherspoon, Ashton Kutcher, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Beyonce, and Britney Spears.

The party includes:

DJ HickeyB! playing today's hottest dance hits plus your favorites from the past
Karaoke mixed in with prizes for groups/individuals getting loudest applause!
Fun Casino Blackjack with Joey's Fun Casino (no cash value)
Appetizers, served at 9pm, as long as they last.

This event is co-sponsored by Society of Single Professionals, the world's largest non-profit singles organization; and by Singles Supper Club, the Silicon Valley's premiere organization for romantic eligibles. The cost is $20/door. Anyone wishing more information about this and many more parties for singles may visit http://www.ThePartyHotline.com or call 415-507-9962.

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

Zevrix Updates Deliver: Improves iCloud Email Support

Zevrix Solutions announces Deliver 2.4.1, a feature update to its automated file transfer solution for remote and local destinations. Deliver supports FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other services, and offers automatic e-mail notifications, delivery to multiple destinations, file encryption and other powerful capabilities. The new version adds support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) in SMTP settings, which enables users to use their iCloud email accounts for file delivery notifications.

Toronto (ON), Canada - January 27, 2013 -- Zevrix Solutions today announces Deliver 2.4.1, a feature update to its file transfer solution for remote and local destinations. Deliver lets users send files over Internet and local networks with variable e-mail notifications, automatic compression, encryption and other powerful capabilities. It supports FTP, Amazon S3, WebDAV and other remote and local services, and lets users send files to multiple destinations at once.

The new version adds support for Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol in SMTP settings, which enables users to send automatic file delivery notifications using their iCloud email accounts. The TLS protocol allows client-server applications to communicate across a network in a way designed to prevent eavesdropping and tampering.

"Deliver gives plenty to like," writes Natalia Nowak on Mac360, a Mac app reviews site. "It's a secure document delivery system with tracking built in, and straightforward and comprehensive user interface."

Deliver quickly gains popularity as file delivery tool of choice at ad agencies, printers, audio recording studios and video producers. Users can create hot folders or drop files onto the program icon, and the items will be delivered automatically with customizable e-mail confirmations issued upon delivery. The files can be easily retrieved through the link in notification e-mail.

Deliver offers the following key features and solutions:

-Support for all major remote and local services
-Hot folder support for full automation and server-based processing
-Hyperlink to file for instant download by recipients
-Encrypt disk images with passwords
-Create lo-res PDF on the fly and attach to e-mail
-Detailed delivery history

Pricing and Availability:
Deliver can be purchased from Zevrix website as well as from authorized resellers. The license prices range from US$19.95 to $299.95, depending on automation level and the number of allowed destinations. The update is free for licensed users of Deliver and Deliver Express. Trial is also available for download. Deliver is a Universal Binary and available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.8.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and 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

FRA welcomes report on climate change mitigation investment

The World Economics Forum has released a report that states that some $700 billion is needed in extra funding to make a real difference to climate change. The report has been welcomed by analysts at FRA, which endorses investment in sustainable forestry projects.

Seattle, United States, January 25, 2013 -- The World Economics Forum has released a report that states that some $700 billion is needed in extra funding to make a real difference to climate change. The report has been welcomed by analysts at Forest Research Analysis (FRA), which endorses investment in sustainable forestry projects.

The report outlined the fact the cash invested into climate change mitigation in 2011 was 93 per cent higher than the amount invested in 2007. However, the World Economics Forum still suggests this is way too low. Its report stated: "This business-as-usual investment will not lead to a stable future unless it achieves environmental and sustainability goals."

FRA agrees that investment needs to be ploughed into areas such as clean energy, sustainable aforestation and preventing deforestation, low carbon transport and clean energy infrastructure.

Promoting ethical and green investments now is key to the future of the planet, according to a recent blog post by the Forum's global managing director for strategy and sustainability services. He stated, that if people continue to invest in non-clean energies it could tie us all into many more years of reliance on these unsustainable sources of energy that will continue to contribute to climate change.

FRA's analysis partner, Peter Collins, added that investing in timberland that produces sustainable and non-native lumber is a great alternative investment for those who agree with the Forum's message.

"We endorse investment in clean energy and sustainable schemes, such as plantations run by businesses like Greenwood Management."

Greenwood Management's plantations of teak and eucalyptus are grown in regions where these species are not indigenous. They grow quickly and offer a great alternative to using timber from natural rainforests in the region. "The steel industry in Brazil uses a large amount of charcoal and it can now source this charcoal sustainably thanks to these kinds of plantation projects," claimed Peter Collins.

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

HawksHead TPMS Systems launches New Motorcycle Tire Pressure Monitoring System

HawksHead TPMS systems launches their latest product the Moto-Track, tire pressure monitoring system for motorcycles.

Rosedale, BC, Canada (January 24, 2013) -- It is well known that tires on any vehicle with correct tire pressures last longer and use less gas than incorrectly inflated tires.

Now HawksHead TPMS systems launches their latest product the Moto-Track, tire pressure monitoring system for motorcycles. This system is totally wireless and comes with two sensors that simply screw onto your tire valves.

One important feature of the Moto-Track is the sensor with lock and battery only weigh in around 10 grams and their batteries can be easily replaced. There is no need to throw the sensors away and buy new ones when the battery dies like with other systems. Visual, audible and monitor vibration alerts the rider to any problems in real time so immediate action can be taken. This system measures tire pressures and tire temperatures and has alarms that can be set by the operator for different front and rear tire pressure and temperature settings.

With a setup time of approximately ten minutes the sensors mount directly on the tire valves unlike internal sensors which have high installation costs as the tires have to be removed for installation and sensor replacement. The monitor is powered by a single AAA battery eliminating the need to cut into the bike harness for hard wired monitor power supplies.

This premium motorcycle TPMS system comes complete with built in sensor locks and everything you need to monitor your motorcycles tires for pressure and temperature. When changing motorcycles, just mount your system on your new machine, its a perfect solution for those with more than one motorcycle.

HawksHead Systems are recognized as one of the North American leaders in tire pressure monitoring systems and offer systems to suit vehicles ranging from RVs to snow ploughs, semi trucks, race cars and mountain bikes.

For more information, see their website at http://www.tpms.ca. (Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMPnpc1_AGI)

Julian Grace
HawksHead Systems Inc.
10381, Parkwood Drive
Rosedale, British Columbia, V0X 1X0
Tel: 604-745-7206
E-Mail: info@tpms.ca

Edgar Perez Calls for Real Time HFT Regulation at CME Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference

Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, Speaker at CME Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference (GFLC) and High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013 London.

New York City, NY, USA (January 21, 2013) -- Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders, made the case for real-time regulation of financial markets at CME Group's Global Financial Leadership Conference (GFLC). The GFLC is an exclusive event that brings together decision-makers from the world's leading financial institutions to discuss emerging geopolitical trends, debate critical economic issues and provide perspectives on future developments in the financial marketplace.

On the panel titled 'Evolving Capital Market Dynamics: Volatility, Liquidity and High Frequency Trading,' Perez joined moderator Michael Mackenzie, Financial Times U.S. Markets Editor and fellow panelists Daniel Coleman, GETCO Chief Executive Officer, Jeff Jennings, Credit Suisse Global Head of Listed Derivatives, and Richard Prager, BlackRock Global Head of Trading and Capital Markets.

During the discussion, Perez advocated for the availability of real-time information that would allow regulators to see everything occurring in the markets, no matter how quickly the order information is being posted and transactions are occurring. This would require significant commitments to invest in both human capital and information technology, but the investment is worthwhile: it is vital for regulators to level the playing field of high-frequency trading, concluded Perez.

Keynote speakers for the GFLC included Sir Richard Branson, Founder, Virgin Group, and Condoleezza Rice, U.S. Secretary of State (2005-2009). Additional featured speakers include Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State; James Carville, Political Strategist; Richard Kauffman, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Secretary of Energy; Ted Koppel, award-winning journalist; John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF (2006-2011); Karl Rove, former U.S. Deputy Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush; and Jimmy Wales, Founder, Wikipedia, and 2012 Fred Arditti Innovation Award Recipient. Additional information about the conference can be found at http://www.gflc.com.

Perez's first book, The Speed Traders, An Insider's Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com), published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012), provides "a clear and informative read that can be useful to both seasoned industry professionals and those who are only exploring the financial industry" and has confirmed him as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. Perez has led 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), Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, and was Adjunct Professor at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, where he taught Algorithmic Trading and High-Frequency Finance. He contributes regularly to The New York Times and China's International Finance News and Sina.

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 Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

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.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders

New Organization for Authors and Writers Formed

Society will support and encourage writers and authors at all levels on Long Island, New York.

Riverhead, NY, USA (January 18, 2013) -- A new organization dedicated to enhancing and promoting the works of writers and authors on Long Island has just been launched, Tom Gahan, president of the newly formed Long Island Authors and Writers Society (LIAWS (http://www.LIAWS.org), announced today.

The group is committed to supporting the creative talents of local writers and authors, while offering resources on the business end of publishing. "Writing and publishing are very turbulent industries, especially in the age of self-publishing, the rise in the popularity of e-readers and the subsequent troubled finances of the nation's booksellers and traditional publishers, both large and small," says Mr. Gahan. "It's critical for us as a community of professionals to come together to shape the future of the industry and maintain its integrity."

Long Island is home to countless writers and authors and yet no single organization exists to provide all levels of the craft with resources to further their goals, according to Mr. Gahan. LIAWS will provide professionals and amateurs the opportunity to network, collaborate, or simply to navigate the ins and outs of a complex industry. Membership is open to all published and unpublished writers and authors on Long Island from all genres. "Whether you're a budding writer seeking your next step or an established author looking for like-minded professionals, LIAWS promises to be a good fit," adds Mr. Gahan.

In addition to organizing writing workshops and networking events, LIAWS is also committed to community and will work with schools and youth organizations to promote literacy skills, adds Yvonne Capitelli, an award winning children's book author and vice president of LIAWS. "Our goal is to become vocal and powerful advocates for our community of writers and authors for the long haul," says Ms. Capitelli.

For more information on the Long Island Authors and Writers Society, or to download a membership application visit http://www.LIAWS.org.


Tom Gahan is the author of Harmony Bay, a well-received novel that became required reading at several high-schools. He has worked as a journalist and as a freelance writer who has shaped the image of various corporate clients. Tom is a digital publishing industry expert.

Yvonne Capitelli has won seven awards for her character building children's book, Daria Rose and the Day She Chose, which has made the best-seller list at Amazon.com, and as co-author of I Get It! I Get It! How John Figures It Out. Yvonne is a noted motivational speaker for children on topics including self-esteem, making good choices and anti-bullying.

About LIAWS:

The Long Island Authors and Writers Society (http://www.LIAWS.org) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to support and promote the craft of writing through supporting one another, mentoring its members, educational programs, in-school programs, book events and events related to writing, and community outreach to residents of Long Island interested in writing. LIAWS nurtures writers and authors at all levels of development in a mutually beneficial environment. LIAWS: provides a trusting atmosphere where authors and writers can come together to meet their individual needs and share information for the good of the whole, supplies strong motivational programs of interest to all writers, offers the opportunity for members to network on different levels according to their needs, provides an environment that promotes authors, and encourages writers to strive to publish their work. All members pledge to support one another and to be involved in supporting the activities of the organization.

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Cougar Cruise 2013 for Younger Men/Older Women

Cougars and Cubs are invited to party non-stop on a 3 night Western Caribbean Cougar Cruise, December 6-9, 2013, aboard Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas.

San Rafael, CA, January 18, 2013 -- Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/507-9962

Cougars (women who are attracted to younger men) and Cubs (men who are attracted to older women) are invited to party non-stop on a 3 night Western Caribbean Cougar Cruise, December 6-9, 2013, aboard Royal Caribbean's Majesty of the Seas. The ship departs from Miami, Florida and visits the Bahamas.

Prices begin at $339 per person, cruise only, inside cabin, based on double-occupancy, including government fees, taxes, and port charges. Cruise includes:

- 3 nights accommodation aboard ship
- All meals
- Variety of clubs, bars, lounges, and lounge shows
- Live entertainment and comedy acts
- Fitness Center
- Pools, full casino, duty-free shopping
- Coordinated singles get-togethers throughout the cruise
- Dancing and socializing every night within the group
- Roommate matching for those who wish to avoid the single supplement
- Single Social Director Hosts

"Our annual cougar cruise is the best way for younger men and older women to explore the extremely popular worldwide phenomenon of cougar dating," says Rich Gosse, Executive Producer of CougarEvents.com.

Rich Gosse is the author of The Cougar Imperative: Why MidLife Women MUST Choose Younger Men. His controversial views on dating have featured by Oprah, ABC, BBC, CBS, CNN, CNBC, Fox, MSNBC, The Wall Street Journal, New York Times, London Times, The Australian, New Zealand Herald, Newsweek, Time, Cosmopolitan, Business Week, Entrepreneur, Playboy, Playgirl, etc. Mr. Gosse is available to the news media for interviews by calling 415-479-3800. His personal website is http://www.richgosse.com.

The Cougar Cruise is sponsored by The Society of Single Professionals, the world's largest non-profit singles organization. Anyone wishing to book the cruise may call The Singles Travel Company, toll-free at 1-888-286-8687. Anyone wishing more information about cougars and the cruise may visit http://www.cougarevents.com.

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URALCHEM seeks Criminal Proceedings in connection with the Illegal Asset withdrawal from Togliattiazot

URALCHEM OJSC has submitted documents to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Samara region to initiate criminal proceedings under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code against the management and shareholders of Togliattiazot.

Moscow, Russia (January 18, 2013) -- URALCHEM OJSC has submitted documents to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation in the Samara region to initiate criminal proceedings under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (fraud committed by an organized group or on a large scale) against the management and shareholders of Togliattiazot.

URALCHEM has knowledge that, in 2010, the management of Togliattiazot sold the operating methanol production facilities, which have a capacity of 450,000 tons-per-year, to the company Tomet. The sale was conducted without notice to the shareholders and at a price substantially below the fair market value of the property. In particular, the sale of equipment totalled 130.39 million roubles (around $4.32 mln USD) and the land on which the production facilities are located was sold for 2.06 million roubles (around $600,000 USD). At the same time, a similar unit was launched in Russia by another enterprise, which was priced at 13.54 billion roubles (around $450 mln USD).

Therefore, Togliattiazot effectively gave away property worth more than 13.543 billion roubles (around $450 mln USD) to Tomet. This property comprised more than 48% of the book value of Togliattiazot's assets. Moreover, the sale of the methanol production unit significantly reduced the sources of income for Togliattiazot and resulted in a sharp fall in its profits.

Registration documents confirm that Tomet, through a chain of non-resident companies located in offshore jurisdictions, is affiliated with Togliattiazot's majority shareholders and management, namely members of the Makhlais family and their partners, the Zivys family.

URALCHEM has been a shareholder in Togliattiazot since 2008, owning 9.74% of the company's shares. During this period, numerous violations of corporate law and company law have been committed against Togliattiazot's minority shareholders. The violations have been confirmed by various decisions of Russia's Federal Financial Markets Service and courts.

URALCHEM also holds evidence showing that much of the rest of the production equipment, buildings and facilities of Togliattiazot have also been withdrawn from the company. In particular, an ammonia production unit, gasholders, ammonia storage units, pipelines, overpasses, a gas-distributing station, access roads and plots of land have been sold to Tomet at reduced prices, in circumvention of the necessary corporate procedures. As a result, the state has not received tax from potential property sale revenue and the enterprise itself has suffered damage to the amount of about $1 billion.

URALCHEM intends to seek criminal proceedings for each case of the withdrawal of assets from Togliattiazot, as the packages of documents, that are needed to apply to the law enforcements authorities, are put together.

In December 2012, following URALCHEM's report, the Investigative Committee of the Samara region launched a criminal investigation of the management of Togliattiazot under Part 4 of Art. 159 of the Criminal Code (a large scale fraud). In this case, a fraudulent scheme was used to sell the company's products to affiliated traders at lower prices. As a result of this scheme, during the period from 2008 to 2011, $550 million was withdrawn from the company.


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URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tonnes of complex fertilisers and 1.2 million tonnes of urea. URALCHEM, OJSC is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia, the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilisers in Russia. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC include Azot Branch of URALCHEM, OJSC in Berezniki, Perm Region; OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm; MFP Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Works, OJSC Branch in Kirovo-Chepetsk, Kirov region; Voskresensk Mineral Fertilisers, 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.