Wide Waists Trim Lifespan for Women

TurboCharged® is a groundbreaking 8-Step program that defies common weight-loss theories. For more information, log on to www.turbocharged.us.com.

New York, NY - September 17, 2011 -- Ever since the mid-1970s when Harvard initiated what is now known as “The Nurses Study” we've been told that white women with waists over 40 inches, raised their risk of early death by 40% vs. their slimmer sisters who maintained waists in the 26 to 27 inch measure.

However, significant new data just published in the New England Journal of Medicine (Sept. 8) lead by Dr. Julie Palmer, shows that black women are equally at risk.

There is really no surprise here. Cardiovascular disease, diabetes and the countless other deadly ills directly related to obesity are color-blind. For the record, they are sex-blind as well,” say boomer generation health experts Dian Griesel, Ph.D. and Tom Griesel and authors of the new book, TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust (April 2011, BSH).

Pounds add up. Studies are showing that obesity is starting earlier than ever. Our children ages 12-18 are reported as 18% being obese and baby boomers-the 81 million born between 1946-1964-are polled at a whopping 66%+ being either obese or overweight.

Obesity is a medical time bomb. It threatens our lives, livelihoods, financial stability, families and our society at large,” say the Griesels. “A look around tells us that the status quo of dieting is simply not working. Apparently, we all still believe we need to clear our plate-which wouldn't be a bad idea if it was filled with fruits and vegetables, which sadly, too often is not the case.”

About TurboCharged:
TurboCharged® is a groundbreaking 8-Step program that defies common weight-loss theories. It successfully delivers body-defining rapid fat loss, accelerates metabolism, and improves health and odds of longevity without gimmicks, supplements or special equipment. Common sense and a desire to be lean are all that is required for success at any age. For more information, log on to http://www.turbocharged.us.com. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Investor Relations Group
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New York, NY 10004

AAA Says Asia Offers Good Real Estate Investment Prospects

Fund management experts at Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) claim that some of the best prospects for real estate investors lie in Asia.

Boston, MA, USA, September 17, 2011 -- Fund management experts at Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) claim that some of the best prospects for real estate investors lie in Asia.

This claim is based on the themes occurring at this year’s Forbes Global CEO Conference, according to AAA’s analysis partner Anthony Johnson. Following the economic crises in Europe and the US, many real estate developers and investors are now looking to Asia as the best place to focus their efforts, claimed Chao Teng-Hsiung, the chairman of Farglory group, a Taiwan-based developer.

Speaking at a conference event called ‘scouting locations’, Mr Chao said, “Asia offers good prospects for development and the future is bright.”

He went on to add that people who invest in real estate are seeing better returns than those with money in stocks. Many investors are turning increasingly towards alternative assets, like real estate, forestry investment and commodities as the stock market continues to struggle. “After 10-20 years of development, the returns are still higher than stocks. Real estate is something that is worth investing in,” added Mr Chao.

China is a particularly strong bet for those looking for a place to invest in real estate, thanks to the country’s enormous economic growth over the past months and years. The country is becoming increasingly urbanised thanks to more jobs and industry. Some 400 million people are expected to live in cities within a few years, up from the current number of 240 million and they all need somewhere to live.

Mr Johnson said, “The growth in demand for real estate is unprecedented as millions move to inner cities for work and opportunity. Investing in emerging economies almost always makes sense and firms such as Greenwood Management, are offering people the chance to invest in forestry in Brazil, which is another major growth region.” He added that investing in forestry projects carries the added advantage of being an environmentally and socially responsible option.

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.

Anthony Johnson
Alternative Asset Analysis
71 Commercial St
Boston, MA 02109-1320

Rosendin Electric Receives Gold Vision Award from Constructech Magazine

Company Singled Out in Specialty Contractor Category for Initiating Job Site QA/QC Mobile Reporting.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (September 17, 2011) - Rosendin Electric (http://www.rosendin.com), the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and a 100% employee-owned company, today announced the company has received the Gold Constructech Vision Award in the Specialty Contractor category. The award, announced yesterday at the Constructech Technology Day Conference in Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois, was given in recognition of Rosendin Electric’s innovation in automating quality control and quality assurance (QA/QC) using mobile computing technology on the job site.

Working with Vela Systems (http://www.velasystems.com), Rosendin Electric was able to create a new approach to manage QA/QC in the field using mobile technology such as tablet PCs and iPads to deliver access to information and metrics, allowing executives and project managers to make more informed decisions. Rather than carting reams of paper and tubes of drawings to the job site, Rosendin Electric can now turn field data into powerful electronic information for managing quality and safety. Project teams can manage day-to-day communications regarding issues on the job site using consolidated data, and managers and executives can view metrics across projects, identifying trends in field performance, quality, safety, and other areas. Specific benefits from the initiative include:

- Gathering of more consistent, measureable quality control data;
- Use QA/QC information gathered from projects to proactively identify trends and reduce both jobsite and corporate risks;
- Understand quality performance to better manage post-project evaluations;
- Avoid claims by providing a secure audit trail of the progress of quality and construction;
- Increase profitability by reducing costly rework; and
- Accelerate project delivery by saving time normally spent on less efficient means of communication.

Receipt of the Vision Award is a testament to Rosendin Electric’s commitment to bring the latest technology into the field, where the work gets done,” said Sam Lamonica, Vice President and CIO for Rosendin Electric. “We look at the QA/AC reporting initiative as the first phase of an ongoing project to untether functionality throughout core disciplines, including safety and other mission-critical functions. Being able to automate QA/QC means we no longer have to wade through thousands of activity codes, and we are assured that the right information is being delivered to the right people, fast.”

About Constructech Technology Day
As the construction industry’s foremost event promoting the use of technology, Technology Day offers attendees the chance to hear from some of the most successful members of the construction industry, bringing together the builders and contractors who implement winning solutions and the providers who supply that technology.

About Constructech Magazine
From the perspective of the construction professional, Constructech magazine uncovers the necessary tools to increase productivity and profitability and reveals the value of information technology tools and building control automation.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 2,000 employees and experience nationwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Media Contact:
Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819

Rosendin Electric Earns a Spot on 2011 InformationWeek 500 List of Top Technology Innovators Across America

Latest Engineering and BIM/CAD Technology Brings New Level of Automation to Electrical Construction.

Monarch Beach, CA, September 17, 2011 -- Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and a 100% employee-owned company, today announced that it has been named to this year’s InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation’s most innovative users of business technology. This marks the first time that Rosendin Electric has been named to the InformationWeek 500 list, recognizing Rosendin Electric’s innovation in applying the latest Business Information Modeling (BIM) and Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology to building construction. The 2011 list was revealed this week at a gala awards ceremony at the exclusive InformationWeek 500 Conference taking place at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort, Dana Point, CA.

Over the past year, Rosendin Electric has migrated from a conventional two-dimensional and three-dimensional modeling system to an interactive BIM/CAD system. The company has developed a working prototype that links the Accubid cost estimating system to Autodesk MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing software) for accurate, automated cost estimation. The next step will be to automate the Bill of Materials process and integrate production tracking and quality assurance. The ultimate goal is to automate the end-to-end construction process for optimum cost controls and estimating accuracy.

We have gone well beyond modeling potential construction conflicts and are developing a comprehensive bidding and cost projection system,” added Bill Mazzetti, Senior Vice President and Chief Engineer for Rosendin Electric. “We have extended computer-aided design to generated an automated Bill of Materials and create an integrated procurement process.”

For 23 years, the InformationWeek 500 has chronicled and honored the most innovative users of business technology,” said InformationWeek Editor In Chief Rob Preston. “In this day and age, however, being innovative isn't enough. Companies and their IT organizations need to innovate faster than ever before to stay a step or two ahead of their customers, partners, and competitors. This year’s ranking placed special emphasis on those high-octane business technology innovators.”

InformationWeek identifies and honors the nation's most innovative users of information technology with its annual 500 listing and also tracks the technology, strategies, investments and administrative practices of America’s best-known companies. Top winners have included: The Vanguard Group, CME Group, Conway, National Semiconductor, Kimberly-Clark, Hilton Hotels and Unum. The InformationWeek 500 rankings are unique among corporate rankings as it spotlights the power of innovation in information technology, rather than simply identifying the biggest IT spenders.

Additional details on the InformationWeek 500 can be found online at http://www.informationweek.com/iw500/.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 2,000 employees and experience nationwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

About InformationWeek Business Technology Network (http://www.informationweek.com)
The InformationWeek Business Technology Network provides IT executives with unique analysis and tools that parallel their work flow-from defining and framing objectives through to the evaluation and recommendation of solutions. Anchored by InformationWeek, the multimedia powerhouse that looks across the enterprise, the network scales across the most critical technology categories with online properties like DarkReading.com (security), NetworkComputing.com (networking and communications) and PlugintotheCloud.com (cloud computing). The network also provides focused content for key IT targets, such as CIOs, developers, and SMBs via InformationWeek Global CIO, Dr. Dobb's and InformationWeek SMB, as well as vital vertical industries with InformationWeek Financial Services, Government, and Healthcare resources. Content is at the nucleus of our information distribution strategy-IT professionals turn to our experts and communities to stay informed, get advice and research technologies to make strategic business decisions.

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Press Contact for Rosendin Electric:
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Marketing Manager

Luxottica Group Turns to Groupsoft To Use SAP Retail to Expand Global Retail Operations for Sunglass Division

SAP Retail Expertise Allows Groupsoft to Streamline Luxottica's Sunglass Merchandising and Supply Chain Operations.

NEW YORK (September 17, 2011) -- Groupsoft, (http://www.groupsoftus.com), an international provider of complete retail solutions, including ERP implementations, supply-chain optimization, point of sale, Merchandising and Assortment Planning (MAP), and consulting services, today announced that the company has been helping Luxottica Group to expand its global retail infrastructure for its sun retail chains by implementing merchandising and supply chain functions utilizing SAP Retail. Groupsoft has previously partnered with Luxottica Retail North America to design elements of Luxottica’s North American optical retail supply chain model and Groupsoft has implemented the sun model for Luxottica’s sun retail chains in the United Kingdom. Currently Groupsoft is working on a deployment for Mexico.

Groupsoft has been working with Luxottica, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of fashion, luxury, sport and performance eyewear, for several months to help the company get the most value from its SAP Retail enterprise platform. According to Michael Braine, Vice President of Retail IT for Luxottica, the company licensed SAP Retail to streamline its merchandising and supply chain execution for the company’s eyewear retail store chains. When they assessed the effort it would take to implement and deploy support for each brand in sequence, they realized that the time required and associated costs were not amenable, so they started looking for partners to help with implementation and deployment. That’s when they started looking for a consulting partner.

Groupsoft was more compelling to us because they had credible, retail-specific resources that had both general industry knowledge and SAP IS-Retail specific experience. Onboarding focused on our company specifics and the specifics of our configuration and instance,” said Braine. “It’s about value, not cost. They were able to be highly productive in a few weeks, and allowed us to optimize our SAP Retail implementation. They helped us implement and realize value much faster than we could have on our own.”

Drawing from their extensive experience with SAP Retail, Groupsoft was able to create global templates that could be reused to accommodate local market conditions. The Groupsoft team was able to determine the specific aspects of local retail operations for Luxottica’s sunglass stores that would benefit from a common solution. As a result, Braine’s team was able to create parallel deployments for SAP Retail. The U.S. and U.K. markets were the first to be deployed, and the Groupsoft team is currently using the same model to in the Mexican market.

Luxottica’s sunglasses products are ideally suited for a global merchandising strategy. We can create a customizable model for SAP Retail that can be adapted to lower cost of goods,” said Amitabh Nema, founder and CEO of Groupsoft. “And using the lessons learned from building models for the U.S. and the U.K, we are confident that we can help Luxottica streamline retail operations.

About Groupsoft

Founded in 2003, Groupsoft is one of the world’s leading providers of complete Retail Solutions, including ERP implementations, Supply-chain Optimization, Point-of-sale solutions, Business Analytics consulting, implementation, Development, Support and Testing services. The firm specializes in SAP Retail Support and Implementation. The company also offers GrMAP (http://www.grmap.com), a Merchandise Assortment Planning tool and SAAS based GrApps - an Enterprise Mobility Solution tightly integrated with key ERP applications. Groupsoft’s strong in-depth Vertical Knowledge clubbed with experienced consulting experts and its Product becomes a unique and compelling offering for a retailer.

The company employs more than 150 highly qualified and experienced retail optimization professionals servicing mid- to large-sized enterprise customers in USA, Canada, United Kingdom, the Middle East and India. The company has its office in NewYork and Princeton Junction, NJ in USA and is continuing aggressively towards expansion.

For more information, visit http://www.groupsoftus.com.

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