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 (, 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 Membership is open to all published and unpublished writers and authors on Long Island from all genres.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


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, 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 ( 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

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

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

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

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.