FPL Program: Saving Energy Saves Money

Create a Business Energy Savings Plan that Impacts the Bottom Line.

Juno Beach, FL, September 29, 2011 -- In anticipation of Energy Awareness Month in October, FPL hosted a webinar for small and medium-sized businesses this week focused on helping increase corporate bottom lines through energy savings to avoid cuts in jobs, salaries and benefits. According to webinar moderator Nancy Flickinger, account manager for FPL’s Customer Service Field Operations, energy savings provides a preferred alternative that doesn't detract from business operations, employee experience or jobs while still reducing company overhead.

The webinar helped business owners and operations managers learn how to uncover savings opportunities and maximize those savings by turning FPL’s recommendations into a savings plan.

The reality is, a good energy plan is good business, whether your company is large or small,” said Flickinger. “In addition to the obvious payback of saving energy and money month after month, there are other benefits to developing and implementing an ongoing energy management program, including reduced maintenance and labor costs after upgrading to new, more efficient equipment.”

The webinar discussed how saving energy reduces the cost of doing business, improving profitability and competitiveness in the marketplace. Additionally, from a marketing perspective, many companies opt to leverage the competitive advantage of being environmentally friendly and have found it opens the door to new business and promotional opportunities.

FPL provides resources to help assess and evaluate energy savings opportunities through its free Business Energy Evaluation (BEE). Once the results of the BEE are calculated, FPL can help customers set goals, evaluate options, review optional voluntary rates and FPL incentive programs; implement the improvements (starting with low-cost or no-cost options) and track the results. In addition to the BEE, FPL also helps business customers find participating contractors who can install energy-efficiency improvements like air conditioning, refrigeration, water heating, lighting and process FPL incentives.

According to Flickinger, employee engagement is one of the most effective no-cost methods of reducing energy use.

The best way to start the process is to set energy-efficiency goals and objectives and to identify an Energy Champion to manage an ongoing team and employee energy plan that supports management’s objectives,” said Flickinger. “To maintain commitment over time, the team should periodically review the energy plan and keep it fresh. Finally, be sure to share news about initiatives and results of the process to motivate employees to jump on the energy-saving bandwagon, whether this is through energy-efficiency events or incentives rewarding outstanding performance.”

For more information, visit http://www.fpl.com/BEE.

Media Contact:
FPL Media Line
Florida Power & Light Company
700 Universe Blvd.
Juno Beach, FL 33408

FRA Praises Article Highlighting Forestry Investment Benefits

A recent feature on forestry investment in SmartMoney Magazine has caught the eye of Forestry Research Associates (FRA) who is thanking the publication for bringing attention to forestry as an asset class.

Seattle, United States, September 29, 2011 -- A recent feature on forestry investment in SmartMoney Magazine has caught the eye of Forestry Research Associates (FRA) who is thanking the publication for bringing attention to forestry as an asset class.

The article, by Brett Arends, talks about how forestry investment can be a great way to shelter money in more volatile economic times. He explained that timberlands have been a favorite among wealthy investors for years, as a result of its strong returns and lower risk, and the asset class is now within reach of all investors thanks to new direct investment opportunities.

FRA, a research and analysis consultancy, said that timberland investments were typically available through funds where minimum investments would often run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now, through firms such as Greenwood Management, people can invest as little as $15,000 in a section of forest plantation land in Brazil, Canada or even Costa Rica. These kinds of investment opportunities allow investors to see returns within just a few years, rather than having to wait for trees to grow and reach maturity as all the money is ploughed into the sustainable model that delivers regular returns.

Several larger funds are now putting more of their portfolio into forestry. The SmartMoney article cites Harvard University as a major investor in timberland. The author also claims that Jeremy Grantham, who runs investment firm GMO, has a large amount of his personal portfolio invested in timber. He reportedly once said that timber "has had a history of rising in all great equity bear markets,” adding that the asset is “very safe: If the sun shines and it rains, the trees grow about on schedule."

Grantham is absolutely right on this,” claimed FRA’s analysis partner, Peter Collins. He added, “Forestry’s low correlation with other assets means that it can withstand slumps that other asset classes simply will not survive, therefore offering a safe haven for money during volatile times.”

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
Tel: (206) 316 8394

Zevrix Updates InPreflight for InDesign: Improves Preflight Accuracy

Zevrix Solutions announces InPreflight Pro 2.9.5, a maintenance update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. Described as "delightfully simple to use" by Macworld, InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents, collect them for output and ship to final destination. It combines powerful batch-packaging, quality control and graphic reports. The new version addresses certain issues related to checkup of GIF files and creation of preflight reports.

Toronto (ON), Canada - September 29, 2011 -- Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of InPreflight 2.9.5, a compatibility update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. InPreflight is a powerful all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents, collect them for output and ship to final destination. InPreflight helps graphics and print professionals uncover hidden problems, save disk space through smart batch-packaging, and reduce production time and costs.

"InPreflight is delightfully simple to use and does its job well," writes James Dempsey in Macworld.

The new version addresses certain issues related to proper detection and handling of CompuServe GIF files in InDesign documents. It also improves formatting of preflight reports saved as tab-delimited text files.

InPreflight Pro provides a robust, fast, reliable and easy-to-use solution for printers, service providers, ad agencies and publishing houses. InPreflight offers solutions in the following production areas:

Batch-packaging and job delivery:
InPreflight Pro is the only program that can package multiple jobs automatically with the option to collect all files into one folder. It eliminates the need to collect the same links multiple times for each design, saving users gigabytes of disk space and hours of production time. In addition, users can automatically send collected jobs over the Internet and locally with automatic email notifications, compression and other options.

Quality control:
InPreflight quickly checks InDesign documents for common problems, as well as for hidden issues, otherwise not reported by InDesign (for example, TIFF and EPS compression, embedded fonts and illegal link locations).

Graphic preflight reports:
Users can print graphic preflight reports and save them as PDF with detailed image info saved in PDF notes. The reports can be set up interactively with an option to include detailed paragraph styles report for typography professionals.

Pricing and Availability:
InPreflight Pro can be purchased from Zevrix web site for US$99.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial version is available for download. Update is free for licensed users of version 2, and US$55.98 from earlier versions. InPreflight is available for Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.7, a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS2-CS5.5. File delivery services require Deliver or Deliver Express, which InPreflight users can purchase from Zevrix at a discount.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics and Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals achieve more while doing less through automating their 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
Tel: 858-206-0607

For College Students, Avoiding the “Freshman 15” Is a Lesson Worth Learning

Everyone’s heard of the “Freshman 15,” and even when students are trying to eat well, it can be a challenge when time-intensive studies-and a thriving social life-translate into less-than-ideal food choices.

New York, NY - September 29, 2011 -- If you polled students at any college or university, chances are one of their top complaints would be connected to diet. Everyone’s heard of the “Freshman 15,” and even when students are trying to eat well, it can be a challenge when time-intensive studies-and a thriving social life-translate into less-than-ideal food choices.

Add to the mix the easy availability of fast food restaurants in the vicinity of most campuses (and sometimes on campus itself!), and the result can frequently be weight gain among the student population,” say boomer generation health experts Dian Griesel, Ph.D., and Tom Griesel, 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).

Dian and Tom offer the following tips for health-conscious college students:

Eat fruits and veggies at every opportunity.

Skip the “nutrition” bars-they are fat/sugar combos that do not exist in Nature, and will pack on pounds fast. They won't fill you up, but you'll be consuming 200+ calories per bar.

Drink water-especially first thing in the morning. You are dehydrated!

Walk as often as you can-and load up your backpack! The extra weight will build leg and butt muscles that are the greatest calorie burners.

For every beer, drink of wine, shot, or whatever your alcoholic beverage of choice-drink an eight-ounce glass of water! This will help keep you hydrated and satiated, and slow the effects of alcohol on your metabolism.

Eat a large salad at least once daily, and skip the creamy dressings that make that salad go from skinny to fat.

Don't worry if you are not “working out.” Walking, cleaning your room, dancing, playing any sport-all count as activities and burn calories. You don't need to be in a gym.

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 at http://www.facebook.com/turbochargedUS and Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/diangriesel.

Media contact:
Janet Vasquez
The Investor Relations Group
11 Stone Street
3rd floor
New York, NY 10004

BusinessVibes showcases the Research and Development Industry

BusinessVibes, the international business directory and networking platform, announces this week the launch of the Research and Development industry portal.

London, UK, September 29, 2011 -- BusinessVibes, the international business directory and networking platform, announces this week the launch of the Research and Development industry portal. Covering the main players and regions in the industry, the portal serves as a starting point for companies wishing to expand their international business. BusinessVibes is a perfect fit for those willing to search for new business partners and opportunities to make new deals.

Research and Development - the new industry introduced to the website includes 143 leading companies. Entities, which have already joined us, represent 23 countries considered to be crucial players in Research and Development Industry. Members of this group on BusinessVibes can benefit also from database of 81 international events gathering experts and leading exhibitors in this field. All the companies and events listed on the website were hand-selected and verified by the BusinessVibes research team.

Research and Development refers to work performed on a daily basis in order to enhance the stock of knowledge of man, society or culture and then use of that knowledge to devise new applications and business enhancement. Research and Development has a specific economic significance. Investment in R&D reflects a government's or organization's willingness to forgo current operations or profit to improve future performance or returns. Top spenders countries taking GDP percentage into consideration are: Israel (4.53%), Sweden (3.73%), Finland (3.45%), Japan (3.39%), South Korea (3.23%) and Switzerland (2.9%).

BusinessVibes provides a platform for international buyers and sellers helping them to make connections and form partnerships. New companies wishing to join the directory are verified and categorized by the BusinessVibes team to ensure that listings are trustworthy and useful to our members.

Visit this industry profile and add your company to the global directory by clicking Research and Development.

Industries already covered on BusinessVibes include Textiles, Food Processing, Plastic Products, Farm Supplies, Industrial Equipment, Industrial Chemicals, Electronics and Electricals, Renewable Energy, Hotel Supplies, Metal Mining, and more.

Marta Munia
Marketing Executive - Europe
Infiniti Research Limited
8 Wimpole Street
London W1G 9SP
Tel: +44 20 7291 0883
Follow us on Twitter: @businessvibes

Dentists can Grow their Practices by Attending the IAPAM's Hands-On Botox ® Training

A new report shows that the market for botox ® is growing at a rate of 9% annually, and dentists are poised to capture a significant portion of this market by attending accredited hands-on, physician-taught botox ® training like that offered by the IAPAM at its respected Aesthetic Medicine Symposium.

Las Vegas, NV, September 29, 2011 -- The market for botox ® treatments is growing. In a report published by GlobalData, "the global market for facial aesthetics is forecast to reach about $4 billion in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of 9%. The growth is expected to be driven by minimally invasive procedures that offer long term results at competitive pricing." The key to dentists capturing a portion of this growing market is by engaging in comprehensive, hands-on, physician-lead Botox ® Training like that offered at the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposium with Botox ® Training (http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com/botoxtraining.html).

Catherine Maley, frequent contributor to the IAPAM and author of Your Aesthetic Practice (http://www.YourAestheticPractice.com), agrees. She comments that a dentist sees "on average 8 dental patients per day. Pareto's Law of 80/20 Rue says that 20% will convert to aesthetics if asked. That's 1.6 patients per day multiplied by the average cost of a Botox ® treatment at $2350 and that equals $560 per day. Now multiply that by 22 working days per month, and multiply that again over 12 months," and an expertly trained dentist could see his/her dental practice grow by over $100,000 in revenue in a year.

Dentists can capture this growth in 2011 and beyond, by attending "all-inclusive" training programs, offered in medical facilities not hotel rooms, and lead by board-certified dermatologists and aesthetic medicine business experts, such as the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums, the IAPAM's Aesthetic Practice Start-Up Seminars, and the IAPAM's Advanced Botox ® and Dermal Filler Programs.

For more information on the remaining 2011 dates for the IAPAM's Aesthetic Medicine Symposiums and its medical or dental Practice Start-Up Workshops, please visit http://www.iapam.com or contact the IAPAM, at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704, info@theiapam.com.

Botox, Botox Cosmetic and Juvederm are trademarks of Allergan, Inc. Dysport, Restylane, Perlane are trademarks of Medicis, Inc.

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

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), 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 x704