Little Pines Multimedia releases "Apps4 Sailing Sail Course Vol 1" for Android on Google Play

Little Pines Multimedia has released "Apps4 Sailing Sail Course Vol 1", for Android users on Google Play.

Fayston, VT, USA (July 15, 2013) -- Little Pines Multimedia has released "Apps4 Sailing Sail Course Vol 1", for Android users on Google Play. The app covers Rigging the Boat, Introduction to Sail Tension and Care, Wind Theory and Handling Orientation, Introduction to Basic Sail Trim, The Points of Sail, Tacking and Jibing. Also available are lesson apps "Parts of a Sailboat", "Learn to Tie Knots" and one free app, "How to Turn a Sailboat".

The free app features "Coming About: Turning a sailboat into and through the wind"

Included with each app lesson is a Sailing Terms Glossary for each topic and graphic illustrations for reference. The illustrations can be shared with a friend or emailed to one's desktop and printed out for reference.

"It is exciting that mobile technology has advanced the way it has.", states Linda Cullum, CEO of Little Pines Multimedia. "The value of being able to learn to sail at your own pace from anywhere at anytime is wonderful! These lesson apps are aimed to be a preliminary course and will educate newbies on foreign sailing topics and terms in advance so that they can get the most out of their sailing education investment. This mobile way of learning also provides the opportunity for review just before heading out or while on the water."

Taught by a US Coast Guard Licensed Captain and Instructor of American Sailing Association Classes, the lessons are arranged in the order of a typical sailing course. The apps were created using Little Pines Multimedia's popular "Learn to Sail with Multimedia VOL I and II" CD/DVD for Windows, which is available at http://LearntoSail.Net.

The lessons can also run on Apple iPad and iPhone format as individual movie files. These are available at They also can be downloaded and played on PC or Mac.

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Little Pines Multimedia has been creating, marketing and selling educational CD's since April, 1997. Based in Truro, Cape Cod, Ma and Fayston, VT USA.

Linda Cullum
Little Pines Multimedia
99 Sugar Run #9
Fayston, VT 05673

Author, Sybrina Durant's Pinterest Board Generates New Excitement For Teaching A Child To Tie A Necktie

"Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit And The Fox", by Sybrina Durant, utilizes the art of teaching by mnemonics. This enchanting book is immediately available at online booksellers worldwide.

League City, Texas, USA (July 15, 2013) -- For those who may believe that wearing a tie is becoming obsolete, take a look at the Pinterest board Sybrina Durant has created for her book, Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit And The Fox. It contains hundreds of delightful images of children wearing neckties and provides positive proof that parents are loving the look of dapper little boys. There's no easier way to teach boys, and their parents, to attain that look, than with this adorable, educational story that illustrates how to tie a tie in a way that even a young child can understand. With this lovely children's book, not only will a child learn to tie a tie, but parent's can get a refresher as well.

The book offers an outstanding learning and bonding opportunity for parent and child. It is engaging from the beginning, pulling the reader in, making them want to root for the rabbit. The author strives to make this book entertaining for the entire family, and succeeds! All who read this engaging tale will be captivated by a clever boy remembering the chase between a rabbit and fox that mimics the motions of tying a tie in the basic "school boy knot", otherwise known as the "four in hand". Stunning illustrations, by Donna Marie Naval accompany this book. At times it seems the fox and the rabbit will come right off the page. Enchanting, colorful, engaging and filled with learning opportunities, this book comes in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

Sybrina Durant believes that if a child is taught a skill while young, that lesson will be remembered forever. Whether learning to lace up shoes, knot a necktie or master any other seemingly complicated knot, being taught with stories, pictures and songs, makes recollection easier later in life. This word, image or sound association, formally known as mnemonics, has been used throughout the ages to help people quickly access memories of things they learned in the past. Learn To Tie A Tie With The Rabbit And The Fox, storybook with instructional song, uses all the senses to enhance recall. The song can be heard in all three languages for free at

This is an excellent book for all ages and is intended to be a fun family activity. It will be enjoyed by anyone who needs to learn to tie a necktie, or not! Even those who may not need to know how to tie a tie will love the illustrations, and the nail biting chase around the woods. Book reviews are available at Amazon and on Pinterest. Learn more by visiting

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URALCHEM Increased Production in the First Half of 2013

Production from all enterprises in the URALCHEM group of companies amounted to 3.14 million tons in the first half of 2013. Output increased by 0.7% compared to the same period last year.

Moscow, Russia (July 15, 2013) -- Production from all enterprises in the URALCHEM group of companies amounted to 3.14 million tons in the first half of 2013. Output increased by 0.7% compared to the same period last year.

Production of ammonium nitrate reached 1.42 million tons, an increase by 1% over the same period last year. Ammonia production increased by 1% to 412 thousand tons. Urea production rose to 613.8 thousand tons, which is 2% more than in the first six months of 2012. Output of complex fertilizers (NPK) increased by 1% to 293.2 thousand tons. Production of phosphate fertilizers (MAP / DAP) decreased by 3% to 245.2 thousand tons.

Comparative production figures of the URALCHEM holding companies (tons):

January - June 2013
January - June 2012
Year-on year change, tons
Year-on year change, %
Ammonium nitrate and its derivatives
Complex fertilisers (NPK )
Phosphate fertilizers (MAP / DAP)
Other types of fertilisers
Other chemicals

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC, commented on the results for the first half of 2013, "As a result of ongoing projects to improve production efficiency, URALCHEM is continuing to increase output of its key nitrogen products, thereby maintaining a leading position among Russian manufacturers. During the period, the dynamics of phosphate fertilizer production reflected the overall situation on the global market for mineral fertilizers. The continuing low consumer activity in Asian countries, especially in India, has led to a global decline in the prices for phosphate fertilizers. URALCHEM's wide range of products allows us to respond flexibly to changes in the market. The company continues to expand its product portfolio and has now entered a new niche, that of water-soluble fertilizers. These high-margin products are the fastest growing segment of today’s global market."


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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.

Toni Silber-Delerive is Art Gallery's New Featured Artist

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery has announced that professional artist Toni Silber-Delerive is the gallery's newest Featured Artist.

Jupiter, FL, USA (July 15, 2013) -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery has announced that professional artist Toni Silber-Delerive is the gallery's newest Featured Artist. Toni will now be featured in the Artist Showcase for the next 30 days.

Born in Philadelphia, Toni Silber-Delerive studied painting at the Philadelphia College of Art and graphic design at the School of Visual Arts. A Manhattan-based artist and graphic designer, her work is represented in private and corporate collections and has been in many exhibitions.

Toni's aerial-view paintings represent diverse places and spaces of the contemporary landscape seen from an above ground perspective. The flattened surface planes convey the textures of abstract space enhanced by compositional aesthetics and skillful use of color. From the elevated position of high-rise buildings and helicopters, her images of cities and towns, factories and farmlands, power plants, suburban communities and highways are delivered with a distinctive angle on structures frequently taken for granted.

More than just a recording of the contemporary landscape, Toni's paintings are her own interpretation of the essence of these scenes. They combine elements of abstraction and representation, pattern and grid, surface and illusion, as well as observation, imagination, and memory. Whether hovering high above city streets and highways, floating serenely over the countryside, or soaring above towns, harbors and monuments, they examine the relationship between man-made and natural, urban and rural, agrarian and industrial, power, labor and leisure.

Toni's appreciation of unconventional views and eternal human habits come together in her up-close, above-view paintings of food. While the colors and shapes are traditional, the oversized proportions painted from above display the subject in a way that is both original and recognizable. Overall, Toni Silber-Delerive strives to blend a fresh perspective with a savvy demonstration of the power of color and composition. Toni's website

About Light Space & Time - Online Gallery

Light Space & Time - Online Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. 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. Their online gallery website can be viewed here:

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John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458