Bright Futures Await Next Generation of Engineering Leaders at FPL

This week, FPL hosted the North American-Young Generation in Nuclear Conference in Jupiter, Fla. as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to recruit a new generation of highly-skilled leaders into the nuclear workforce.

Juno Beach, FL, November 10, 2011 -- This week, FPL hosted the North American-Young Generation in Nuclear Conference in Jupiter, Fla. as part of the company’s ongoing efforts to recruit a new generation of highly-skilled leaders into the nuclear workforce.

The conference, titled Future Leaders of Energy: Powering the Next Generation, featured professional development seminars by industry experts representing the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations, Nuclear Energy Institute, Luminant, Southern Company, and FPL.

One of the attendees and an active participant in the Young Generation in Nuclear group was FPL engineer Angelica Baez-Roman. Baez-Roman was recruited in 2008, along with 29 other graduates of the University of Puerto Rico, to work at the company’s Turkey Point Nuclear Power Plant in southwest Miami-Dade County. Since then, Angelica and her fellow alums have worked hard, settling into the South Florida community and, in many cases, dedicating themselves to inspiring other young engineers to consider jobs in the nuclear industry.

Moving to another country and starting a new job isn't always easy, but my life’s experiences to date have helped me understand that anything is possible if you work hard enough,” said Baez-Roman.

After studying at the Centro Residencial de Oportunidades Educativas (Residential Center of Educational Opportunities), a public boarding school in Puerto Rico specializing in math and science, Baez-Roman went on to the University of Puerto Rico where she studied mechanical engineering.

I was only in my junior year of college when my friend convinced me to go to a job fair,” said Baez-Roman. “I walked up to FPL’s booth, handed them my resume and participated in an interview and I was offered a job a few days later. A year later, as an engineering graduate, I walked into Turkey Point. It was the first time I'd ever been at a nuclear power plant, and it was very exciting.”

Baez-Roman says she loves the science of producing energy. A short time after starting work at Turkey Point she joined Next Generation in Nuclear, a group of young engineers who encourage students interested in math and science to consider jobs in the industry.

Our goal is to communicate that as we focus more as a nation on conservation and renewable energy, nuclear power will continue to play an important role in our energy mix,” said Baez-Roman. “We know that nuclear energy is the lowest-cost, round-the-clock power source that generates power without fossil fuels, which means no emissions and no fuel cost spikes. And, speaking from personal experience, the present and future of energy is dynamic, and the career opportunities are vast.”

The key is to do what you love, set your goals and look forward because you will have to work hard and make sacrifices like leaving your family or moving to a new place. I think that anything is possible as long as you work hard and do your best.”

Baez-Roman is now working on obtaining her professional engineering license and then plans to take on a master’s degree program in mechanical engineering.

About 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 4.5 million customer accounts in Florida and is a leading employer in the state with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while customer bills are 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

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IAPAM's hCG Training Will Help Physicians Meet 2012 Diet Demand

To help physicians meet their patients needs, the IAPAM’s hCG Training offers the industry’s most comprehensive education for adding hCG for weight loss to a medical practice.

(Las Vegas, Nevada - November 10, 2011) -- One of the perennially popular New Year’s Resolutions is to slim down, and reports from popular search engines predict that already at the end of 2011, “thousands, if not millions,” of patients are already “searching for” support in dieting and losing weight. To help physicians meet their patients needs, the IAPAM’s hCG Training offers the industry’s most comprehensive education for adding hCG for weight loss to a medical practice.

A report found that, “[internet search] terms related to weight loss such as “calories”, “calorie counters”, and “Body Mass Index (BMI)” were [popular search] terms….and diet programs were also popular searches.” Equally, “people who explicitly made resolutions were 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who did not.” To help physicians meet the needs of these motivated “New Year’s Resolution” patients, the IAPAM offers the industry’s leading hCG Training ( program. Attendees at the IAPAM’s December 2, 2011 hCG Training will learn from expert physicians, pharmacists and other specialists in the field of hCG and medical weight management, on how to profitably and safely add hCG for Weight Loss to a medical practice to meet the January 2012 demand.

The IAPAM’s hCG Physician Weight Loss Training offers physicians a full-day of intensive education on the clinical best practices of hCG for weight loss, lipotropic injections and Very Low Calorie Diet (VLCD) programs. Physicians and their staff will learn the exclusive IAPAM hCG for Weight Loss Protocol (based on Dr. Simeons manuscript, Pounds and Inches at The IAPAM’s program ( gives physicians “everything they need to start offering medical weight loss programs to their patients immediately upon returning to their practices,” emphasizes Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM, and one of the IAPAM faculty instructors presenting at the IAPAM’s hCG training. The IAPAM’s hCG training includes:

- A detailed overview of the exclusive IAPAM hCG Protocol & best practices.
- Understanding of VLCD/LCD diet programs.
- Patient selection criteria.
- Common medical contraindications.
- Current FDA status & requirements.
- Legal/Insurance considerations and special access to hCG Medical Malpractice Insurance Program.
- Weight Loss Practice Advertising & Marketing Tips and Strategies .

Attendees also receive the following program resources:

- Patient hCG Program book to offer patients (hCG friendly recipes, food journal, tips);
- Weight Management Practice Operational Manual;
- Patient Charting Forms, Medical History & hCG Consent Forms;
- Special Pricing for hCG and Meal Replacement Products; and
- hCG Waiting Room Presentations and advertising examples.

Finally, the IAPAM’s full day hCG training is the only hCG training in North America approved for a special medical malpractice coverage for those who have attended and have been certified by the IAPAM.

To date, in 2011, all of the IAPAM’s hCG Medical Weight Management seminars have sold out, so to register for the last session of 2011 on December 2, 2011, please see, or contact the IAPAM at or call 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), 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 ( or by contacting:

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

Biotage Introduces First Value-Priced, Full-Featured Flash Purification System

Biotage® (STO: BIOT), a leading manufacturer of tools and technology for medicinal, organic, and analytical chemistry, introduced the new Isolera PrimeTM flash purification system.

Uppsala, Sweden - November 10, 2011 -- Biotage® (STO: BIOT), a leading manufacturer of tools and technology for medicinal, organic, and analytical chemistry, introduced the new Isolera PrimeTM flash purification system. Isolera Prime represents a new standard in value-priced flash purification systems, delivering the broadest range of features and cost-saving benefits of any entry flash purification system on the market. The flexible system is upgradeable and can expand with the needs of developing companies and academic institutions where value is a high priority. Isolera Prime is compatible with flash cartridges from all manufacturers including Biotage® SNAP and the new, value-priced Biotage ZIPTM cartridges.

Isolera Prime is the newest addition to the market leading Isolera automated flash system family, delivering high value and just the right features. The Isolera Prime is specifically designed for chemists needing an automated purification platform to increase productivity.

The Isolera Prime delivers more than just the basics. Also included are a patented TLC-to-Gradient feature that eliminates method development guesswork and a solvent-saving gradient optimization function that reduces solvent use by up to 60%. Cost savings are further realized with use of the new value-priced, Biotage ZIP cartridges available in a wide range of sizes.

In this challenging economic climate, we recognize the importance of delivering value-priced instruments while continuing to raise the bar of technical performance.” says Toshiyuki Yachi, Vice President of Marketing. “The Isolera Prime, with its cost saving features as well as the introduction of the Biotage ZIP line of value-priced flash cartridges, demonstrates our understanding of the changing needs of our customers and our commitment to their success.”

Isolera Prime performs at flow rates up to 100 mL/min with a pressure range up to 145 psi (10 bars). The built-in detector (fixed 254 nm or variable wavelengths 200–400 nm) provides excellent detection for aromatic and conjugated organic compounds and can trigger fractionation using threshold, slope, or volume parameters. For UV-transparent compounds, an ELSD is available and easily integrated.

The Isolera Prime can be upgraded and customized to any laboratory’s requirements with the addition of a range of accessories, including external dry-loading vessels, leak detector, fraction racks and cartridge holders. Biotage also offers the widest range of flash cartridges for higher performance and scalability including the new value priced Biotage ZIP, industry-standard SNAP, FLASH+ and ISOLUTE® products available in sizes from 5–750 g.

For more information on the Biotage Isolera Prime, Biotage ZIP and other Biotage flash purification solutions, please email or visit


For further press information at Biotage please contact:
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Director of Marketing Communications
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Charlotte, NC USA 28269
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About Biotage
Biotage offers solutions, knowledge and experience in the areas of analytical and medicinal chemistry. Customers include the world’s top pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, as well as leading academic institutes. The company is headquartered in Uppsala, Sweden, with offices in China, Japan, the United Kingdom, United States and a worldwide network of distributors. Biotage has 272 employees with sales of 428.9 MSEK in 2010. Biotage is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic Stock Exchange. Website:

LinkOptimizer 4.6.5 Improves Handling of Rotated Images in InDesign

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.6.5, a maintenance update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer helps users reduce InDesign job size and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data, performing essential image adjustments such as color conversion and sharpening, and converting file formats automatically. The new version improves handling of flipped and rotated images in InDesign document.

Toronto (ON), Canada - November 10, 2011 -- Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer 4.6.3, a maintenance update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing to significantly reduce the size of InDesign job, save processing time and reduce production costs.

The new version is released to address user requests concerning certain occurrences of rotated images in InDesign documents. Rotated images in skewed containers will now be processed, helping users optimize a wider range of InDesign links. LinkOptimizer will also prevent flipped images from being cropped in Photoshop to avoid incorrect positioning in InDesign document after processing.

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments such as color conversion and sharpening, and convert image formats. To optimize the job size, LinkOptimizer automatically reduces the image resolution, scales and crops the images in Photoshop according to their dimensions in the InDesign document and the target resolution specified, and reimports them to InDesign at 100%.

In addition, the software can merge image layers, run Photoshop actions during processing, apply specific ICC profiles and backup InDesign documents and links before processing. As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround, and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$259.95 as well as from authorized resellers (Light version - $179.95). Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $98.78 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer is available for Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.7, a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CS5.5.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, as well as Microsoft Office on Mac OS. Zevrix Solutions is dedicated to helping professionals increase their profits through automating their everyday tasks, producing error-free documents, saving disk space and cutting production costs. For more information, visit


Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
Tel: 858-206-0607