FPL Urges Customers to Prepare Now for Power Outages this Hurricane Season

FPL asks customers to be prepared to be without power for several days should a powerful storm bring devastation.

Juno Beach, FL (May 31, 2012) -- As Floridians turn their attention to the tropics this storm season, Florida Power & Light Company reminds customers that no utility is hurricane proof. While the company’s careful investments since 2006 have made its electric system more resilient to severe weather, hurricanes are powerful forces of nature that cause significant damage, and including potential widespread electricity outages.

"Hurricanes are powerful forces of nature that can cause significant damage and widespread electricity outages,” said FPL President Eric Silagy. “FPL has a well-developed plan for storm restoration. We train rigorously and we are prepared."

Customers’ storm plans, like those of FPL, should anticipate that a direct strike by a major hurricane could damage the electric system so significantly that many customers could experience power outages. FPL asks customers to be prepared to be without power for several days should a powerful storm bring devastation. The following tips will help customers to best be prepared for power outages this storm season:

FPL’s Storm Preparation Checklist for Customers
Review family emergency plans for back-up power and relocating;
Update the phone number and e-mail address on file with FPL;
Keep a copy of a recent FPL bill in your storm kit so key phone numbers and account information are readily available;
Ensure that you have all necessary adapters to charge cell phones or laptops from a generator, solar charger or car charger;
Those dependent on electric-powered, life-sustaining medical equipment should know relocation arrangements now for when a storm warning is issued;
If customers haven't done so already, they should have their trees properly trimmed by a trained line-clearing professional. This minimizes the potential for debris to impact the power lines for homes and neighborhoods. It is important to have debris cleared prior to a hurricane warning announcement when trash pickup is suspended. For more information on FPL’s tree trimming policies, visit Trees and Power Lines;
Gather and test essential supplies needed during power outages:
o two-week supply of fresh batteries
o Flashlights
o Battery-operated radios
o Extension cords
o Emergency generators;
Now is the time to test portable generators. Make sure the equipment works, know how to operate it and where to safely use the equipment. For more information, visit our Generator Safety web page.

How FPL Communicates with Customers Regarding a Storm
When outages occur, FPL understands that its customers need to know when their power will be restored so they can plan ahead. That’s why FPL communicates frequently through the news media and makes its communications accessible on smart phones and tablets, through such sites as:
FPL website: http://www.FPL.com
FPL blog: http://www.FPLblog.com
FPL Power Tracker: http://www.FPLmaps.com

How Customers Can Best Communicate with FPL
After a storm, FPL is aware that customers are without power and urges them to call FPL only for emergency situations.
FPL urges customers to keep its phone lines open for emergency situations.
Customers should call 911 or 1-800-4-OUTAGE if they see a downed power line.
FPL is aware that customers are without power so there is no need to report outages at this time. If you have already reported a downed power line, it is not necessary to call and report it again.
However, if customers still find themselves without service, even though their neighborhood or area of business has been mostly restored, we want to hear from them. If customers are in this situation, they should call FPL at 1-800-4-OUTAGE, as they may be experiencing a more localized problem with their electric service and we want to restore their power safely and as quickly as possible.

FPL’s Pre-Storm Activities
Prior to the start of storm season, FPL conducts extensive training to prepare its employees to respond safely and as quickly as possible if a storm threatens FPL’s service territory. To get ready for storm season, FPL also coordinates assistance agreements with other utilities for out-of state support, orders restoration supplies and equipment, and secures staging sites throughout its 35-county service territory. These preparations enable the company to quickly deploy equipment and crews to storm-damaged communities.

FPL’s plan recognizes that restoration of power to its customers will vary not only on the path and intensity of the storm through FPL’s service territory, but also on how the storm impacts other utilities and how quickly additional restoration workers and supplies can reach Florida.

In addition, FPL works closely with emergency operations officials to update lists of Critical Infrastructure Facilities, such as hospitals, police and fire stations, communication facilities, water treatment plants, and transportation providers. This information is used to establish priorities for restoration in any communities that might be affected by a storm.

Year-round, FPL proactively makes its infrastructure more resilient to strong winds and less likely to be impacted by debris as part of its comprehensive, long-term plan to deliver reliable electric service, in good weather and bad. These efforts include:
Clearing tree limbs and branches from power lines;
Inspecting poles for strength and health;
Upgrading poles, many of which are replaced with concrete or steel, and;
Inspecting power lines and equipment with infrared technology.

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 approximately 4.6 million customer accounts and is a leading Florida employer with approximately 10,000 employees. The company consistently outperforms national averages for service reliability while its typical residential customer bills, based on data available in December 2011, are about 25 percent 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 http://www.FPL.com.

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

IAPAM Enhances its Website with Common Skin Conditions Content

The IAPAM has just added a new section to its globally-respected website IAPAM.com. This new web content focuses on Common Skin Conditions.

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - May 31, 2012 -- The IAPAM has just added a new section to its globally-respected website (http://www.iapam.com). This new web content focuses on Common Skin Conditions. As part of the IAPAM’s commitment to best practices, the Aesthetic Resources pages provide physicians and patients around the world with treatment-focused content and timely intelligence on aesthetic medicine.

Today, the IAPAM announces the launch of the NEW Aesthetic Resources Page on Common Skin Conditions (http://iapam.com/common-skin-conditions). This NEW content provides definitions, descriptions, and treatment information on 5 of the most common skin conditions: acne, aging, hyperpigmentation, melasma and rosacea.

Providing physicians, their staff, and consumers with DYNAMIC CONTENT is the mission of the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM). Comprised of board certified physicians, business experts, researchers and communications specialists, the IAPAM Team is driven to ensure that its website, is the best one-stop 'window' for physicians new to aesthetic medicine, seasoned professionals or the public. IAPAM is dedicated to keeping physicians and their patients up to date with ever-changing, relevant information on current clinical treatments, costs benefits, business improvements, horizon technologies and global trends in the aesthetic medicine arena.

The new pages on Common Skin Conditions offer comprehensive intelligence on acne & acne scarring, aging, hyperpigmentation, melasma and rosacea, as well as expertise from industry leaders like PCA Skin, on how best to treat these conditions.

Come and use the ever-expanding content on the IAPAM's Website. If you have any questions regarding existing treatments, new technologies or future trends, please contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext. 704 or http://www.aestheticmedicinesymposium.com.

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

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 (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

Jeff Russell, Executive-Director
International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine (IAPAM)
1-800-219-5108 x704

URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. Reports IFRS Financial Results for the First Quarter of 2012

- Revenue increased to US $673 million, compared to US $566 million in Q1 2011.
- Operating profit increased to US $178 million, compared with US $160 million in Q1 2011.
- Adjusted EBITDA grew to US $207 million, compared to US $186 million in Q1 2011.
- Net profit amounted to US $354 million, compared with US $174 million in Q1 2011.

Moscow, Russia – May 31, 2012 -- URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. (hereinafter URALCHEM Holding or the Company), a Cypriot holding company of the URALCHEM Group (hereinafter the Group), one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia, announced its unaudited IFRS financial results for the first quarter of 2012 ending 31 March 2012.

Key Financial Figures for Q1 2012 and 2011 (US $ million)

Q1 2012
Q1 2011
Year-on-Year Change, %
Gross profit
Gross profit margin
Operating profit
Operating profit margin
Net profit
Net profit margin
Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA margin
Net cash generated from operating activities

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC (part of the Group), commented on the first quarter of 2012 results, “I am pleased with the Company’s results in the first quarter of this year. We are moving ahead as planned. Net profit in the first quarter of 2012 more than doubled compared to the same period last year. This happened due to the acquisition of Minudobrenia in Perm, as well as the reassessment of our share in the enterprise. Besides, the net profit figure was influenced by a considerable reduction in interest expenses on loans which became possible after we refinanced the loan portfolio last year.”

Financial Results

Revenue for the first quarter of 2012 grew 19% to US $673 million, compared to US $566 million in the first quarter of 2011. Operating profit amounted to US $178 million, or 26% of the revenue, compared with the operating profit of US $160 million, or 28% of the revenue in the first quarter of 2011.

Net profit for the first quarter of 2012 more than doubled, amounting to US $354 million, compared to US $174 million in the first quarter of 2011. Without the reassessment of the Company’s share in Minudobrenia, Perm the net profit growth comprised 15%.

During the first quarter of 2012, adjusted EBITDA reached US $207 million, compared to US $186 million the year before, a rise of 11%. Adjusted EBITDA margin for the first quarter of 2012 comprised 31% of revenue compared with 33% of revenue for the first quarter of 2011.


In the first quarter of 2012 the prices of fertilizers and intermediates showed significantly different dynamics. Prices for ammonia at the Yuzhny port fell to $70 / t due to low demand, both in agriculture and industry, which coincided with the launch of Qafco V. Market recovery began only in late March.

During January to early February the urea market repeated its dynamics in 2011. However, in mid-February a rapid increase in the price of urea started due to high demand in the U.S. The late Q1/early Q2 price level approached peak figures ??of 2011 even surpassing them at certain markets. Prospects for market development in the second quarter remain optimistic for market participants.

Prices for ammonium nitrate were stable during the first quarter due to high volumes of domestic market shipments.

The global market of phosphate fertilizers in the first quarter of 2012 was characterized by low activity, with prices going down slightly. European demand was limited due to severe weather conditions and financial instability. Moderate recovery in prices occurred in late Q1 due to higher demand in Latin America and the U.S. domestic market.


In the first quarter of 2012 the Group’s product sales amounted to 1.7 million tons, up 20% compared to the first quarter of 2011. Through the acquisition of OJSC Minudobrenia, Perm in January 2012, sales of urea and of ammonia increased significantly.

Sales of Commercial Products of URALCHEM Group in Q1 2012-2011 (thousands of tons)

Name of Product
Q1 2012
Q1 2011
Year-on-Year Change, %
Ammonium nitrate and its derivatives
Phosphate based fertilizers
Complex fertilizers
Other chemicals, including ammonium nitrate for industrial use

Financial Situation

Cash generated from operating activities grew by 4%, from US $167 million in the first quarter of 2011 to US $174 million in the first quarter of 2012.

On 31 March 2012, the Company’s net debt amounted to US $1,076 million. The weighted average interest rate in the loan portfolio for the first quarter 2012 decreased to 5.85% compared to annual 8.0% for the same period last year.


For more information, please visit the Company web site http://www.uralchem.com or use the following contact information:

PR department
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89

URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. is a holding company of the URALCHEM Group, which includes four fertilizer manufacturing facilities in Russia. URALCHEM Group is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tons of ammonium nitrate, 2.8 million tons of ammonia, 0.8 million tons of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tons of complex fertilizers and 1.2 million tons of urea per year. URALCHEM Group is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia, the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilizers in Russia. URALCHEM Group’s key production assets 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 Fertilizers, 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.

Annex to the press release about the unaudited financial results for the first quarter of 2012

EBITDA is a profit / loss from financial and economic activities during the reporting period, before deduction of income tax on profits, income and interest costs, depreciation and amortization. "Adjusted EBITDA" is EBITDA for the reporting period before goodwill, profit / loss from associates, profit / loss on foreign exchange differences arising on financial performance and profit / loss on operations with derivative financial instruments. Adjusted EBITDA is operating profit before depreciation and amortization and financial results of operations with derivative financial instruments. In accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), depreciation and amortization are included in cost structure, and in the selling, general and administrative expenses. IFRS does not require the disclosure and does not describe the calculation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, among other financial indicators, so they can not substitute for net profit for the period when evaluating the results of operations or the measure of cash provided by operating activities when evaluating liquidity. Approach to the calculation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA, as described earlier, may not coincide with the approaches used by other companies, therefore, comparability may be limited. We believe that EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA provide useful information to investors because they are indicators of the stability and efficiency of our business and our ability to fund discretionary spending such as capital expenditures, the acquisition of subsidiaries and other investments, as well as indicators of our ability to incur and service debt. IFRS classifies depreciation and amortization to operating costs, while in fact they are distributed to the current period non-cash expenses for the acquisition or creation of fixed assets, incurred in previous periods, and are not affiliated with the movement of funds.

Calculation of EBITDA for Q1 2012 - 2011 (Thousands of US$)

Q1 2012
Q1 2011

Net profit


Income tax expense

Interest income

Interest expense

Depreciation and amortisation

(Profit)/loss of associates

Gain from change in fair value of previously held interest

Foreign exchange gain from financing activities

Adjusted EBITDA

Zevrix Updates Package Central for InDesign CS6 Compatibility

Zevrix Solutions announces Package Central 1.6, a compatibility update to its file packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hotfolders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the collecting process. The new version adds compatibility to the recently released InDesign CS6.

Toronto (ON), Canada - May 30, 2012 - Zevrix Solutions today announces Package Central 1.6, a compatibility update to its document packaging workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Originally developed for a major publisher in the United States, the software automates InDesign packaging by processing files from hotfolders. Package Central offloads file packaging to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the collecting process.

The new version makes Package Central compatible with the recently released InDesign CS6. The update is free for licensed users of Package Central.

Under Package Central workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply submit files to hotfolders that reside on the network. Package Central automatically collects the files from its station using hotfolder settings, and will auto-activate document fonts as well. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the packaging process.

Package Central runs on a dedicated machine and watches hotfolders linked to its workflow settings. The software performs all its tasks automatically and can run absolutely unattended. It offers the following key features and benefits:
-Update modified links automatically
-Font auto-activation
-Create PDF and INX/IDML files on the fly
-Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
-Compose variable folder names
-Metadata-based processing
-Detailed processing logs
-Easy to install and use

Zevrix also makes BatchOutput Server software which automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from hotfolders.

Pricing and Availability

Package Central can be purchased for $299.95 from Zevrix website, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. Package Central runs on Mac OS X 10.4.2-10.7, is a Universal Binary, and works with Adobe InDesign CS2-CS6.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, graphic file diagnostics and 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 http://www.zevrix.com.

Leo Revzin
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada

NanoMarkets Projects Significant Opportunities for LED Phosphors Driven by Shift Toward LED Lighting in General Illumination Markets

NanoMarkets announces the release of a new report, titled “Market Opportunities for LED Phosphors in Lighting Applications 2012,” that analyzes the moneymaking opportunities for LED phosphor suppliers in the lighting sector over the next eight years.

Glen Allen, Virginia - May 31, 2012 -- Industry analyst firm NanoMarkets announces the release of a new report, titled “Market Opportunities for LED Phosphors in Lighting Applications 2012,” that analyzes the moneymaking opportunities for LED phosphor suppliers in the lighting sector over the next eight years. NanoMarkets estimates that the total market value of LED phosphors used in lighting applications will grow from about $525 million in 2012 to a value of over $730 million by 2015 and to over $1.6 billion by the end of the forecast period in 2019. This growth represents a CAGR of over 17 percent over the eight-year forecast period.

Additional details about the report are available at: http://www.nanomarkets.net

About the Report:

This new NanoMarkets report provides an in-depth analysis and forecast of the LED phosphor market in the next eight years as it relates to the fabrication of white LEDs for lighting applications. It builds off the extensive experience that NanoMarkets has in the area of solid-state lighting and related materials. The report examines some of the latest market strategies, products and technical developments in the area of LED phosphors, and it identifies how performance improvements are growing some addressable markets for phosphors, especially in the general illumination segment(s). The report also includes NanoMarkets’ assessments of the strategies of several of the leading firms active in the LED phosphors space, and, as always with NanoMarkets reports, this report contains granular eight-year forecasts of the inorganic LED phosphors shipments in both volume and value terms, with breakouts by type of phosphor and by phosphor deposition technology.

Key players mentioned in the report include Seoul Semiconductor, Intematix, Mitsubishi, Nichia, Toyoda Gosei, Dow, Osram, GE, Philips, and others.

From the Report:

A major shift toward more efficient, long-lifetime LED lighting is underway and is expected to continue over next decade, with many governments around the world using the regulatory process to mandate higher efficiency lighting products. During this period, LED phosphor suppliers will enjoy an expanding market for their products, especially in the general illumination sectors. At the same time, the market value for LED phosphors in display backlighting is expected to decline, as growth in the underlying display markets are not expected to keep up with advancements that are leading to fewer LEDs-per-device and, hence, reduced consumption of phosphor materials.

NanoMarkets believes that the moneymaking opportunities for LED phosphor suppliers are centered on the following interrelated key characteristics. First, LED phosphors that provide better luminous efficacy, such as through higher internal quantum efficiency or reduced down-conversion loss, will help LED lighting better compete with fluorescent lighting for market share. Second, phosphors that provide better color rendering are also still in demand, especially in the general illumination and display backlighting markets, where LEDs still perform poorly in comparison to the traditional incandescent lighting. Finally, phosphors and phosphor blends that enable LED lighting component manufacturers to better provide application-specific color temperatures are also needed.

About NanoMarkets:

NanoMarkets tracks and analyzes emerging market opportunities in solid-state lighting, energy, electronics and other markets created by developments in advanced materials.

Visit http://www.nanomarkets.net for a full listing of NanoMarkets' reports and other services.

Media Contact:
Robert Nolan
NanoMarkets, LC
PO BOX 3840
Glen Allen, VA 23058

Gold Sales Increase Off Back of China Demand, claims AAA

As investors all over the world continue to opt for alternative investment over traditional asset classes, demand for gold has increased by 16 per cent over 12 months. In response, AAA predicts demand will grow even further over the course of the year.

Boston, MA, USA, May 30, 2012 -- As investors all over the world continue to opt for alternative investment over traditional asset classes, demand for gold has increased by 16 per cent over 12 months. In response, Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) predicts demand will grow even further over the course of the year.

The amount spent on gold in the past 12 months has increased to $59.7 billion around the world, which AAA claims was given a healthy boost by China’s decision to hedge inflation by increasing its gold investment by 10 per cent.

The figures have been published by the World Gold Council in its Gold Demand Trends report, which also shows that demand for jewelry in China has driven the appetite for gold investment. “Demand for gold rises alongside appetite for alternative investments, but also increases when the population of a country gets wealthier and wants to diversify the risk in their portfolios by investing in tangible assets such as fine jewelry and precious metals,” explained AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson.

Much of the increase in gold buying took place among the Central Banks of the world’s emerging economies. These banks are looking for asset classes that will not necessarily follow the same patterns as stocks and bonds and other traditional investments.

Mr Johnson added, “And it’s not just financial institutions that are looking at alternative assets to balance out their portfolios, individual investors are now taking asset classes like gold, art, antiques, timberland, real estate and even wine and classic cars seriously.

They know that these assets can hold their value during an economic downturn and, as a result, it’s a good idea to invest a large chunk of any portfolio in this sector - especially in such uncertain economic times.”

AAA, an alternative investment advocacy group, supports various alternative investment options, including timberland investment through sustainable projects like those run by Greenwood Management in Brazil.

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.

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

TripInsurance.com Offers Twitter and Facebook Followers More Chances to Win Conquer the World Sweepstakes

Leading Travel Insurance Provider Offers More Chances To Social Media Followers To Win $5,000 Cash Toward a Dream Trip.

LOS GATOS, Calif. (May 30, 2012) -- TripInsurance.com, the most trusted online resource to help travelers find the trip coverage they need, has expanded its recently launched “Conquer the World” sweepstakes by offering Twitter followers additional chances to win a $5,000 cash prize for a dream vacation trip.

To enter the sweepstakes, participants simply go to TripInsurance.com and visit the sweepstakes link on the home page, or visit TripInsurance.com on Facebook. Twitter users get more chances to win by writing an original tweet about the sweepstakes; for every Twitter follower who enters through your tweet link, you get an extra chance to win. Sweepstakes entrants also will receive one additional entry into the drawing for each individual you invite to participate in the sweepstakes using the Invite a Friend option on Facebook; for every friend who enters the sweepstakes, you automatically receive an additional chance to win.

More travelers are going online to research travel options and destinations, which is why we offer travel tips and alerts as well as competitive rates for travel insurance on our web site,” said Dan Skilken, founder and CEO of TripInsurance.com. “We launched the ‘#ConquerTheWorld’ sweepstakes to support our online followers with a chance to win $5,000 in cash toward their next vacation or anything they like. It’s our way of rewarding loyal customers who come back to us seeking unbiased advice on their best travel insurance options, as well as the best value and prices they'll find on the Web.”

The #ConquerTheWorld sweepstakes runs through June 25 and features a random drawing for $5,000 in cash, as well as 50 chances to win the “ultimate travel” duffel bag. There is no purchase necessary to enter the TripInsurance.com #ConquerTheWorld sweepstakes. Participants simply enter the promotion online from Facebook, Twitter, or TripInsurance.com by clicking on the sweepstakes tab and accepting the Sweepstakes Application. To be eligible, participants must be 18 years of age or older and legal residents or citizens of the United States.

The winner will be drawn at random and will receive a grand prize of $5,000 in cash to use on a dream trip to anywhere they choose. TripInsurance.com has also found the ultimate travel duffle made of water resistant heavy-duty “ballistic” nylon. Fifty of these handy travel bags will be awarded as second prizes worth $50 each.

About TripInsurance.com
TripInsurance.com is the online resource for comprehensive and affordable travel insurance. Most travelers really don't understand the details and benefits of travel insurance, and buy based on recommendations from a travel agent or a third party. TripInsurance.com simplifies buying travel insurance by providing comparison-shopping online for the best coverage at the lowest prices. TripInsurance.com is committed to making insurance terms easy to understand, providing the best available coverage categorized by customers’ specific needs, and allowing travelers to buy direct from leading underwriters to achieve savings of 40% or more. The company is fully licensed for Property and Casualty, Life, and Accident and Health insurance in all 50 states, and the staff are fully trained and licensed insurance professionals. For more information, visit http://www.tripinsurance.com.

Dan Skilken
(408) 337-2345

Tom Woolf
Gumas Advertising
(415) 621-7575

Phoenix Business Journal Ranks Rosendin Electric First Among Electrical Contractors for 2011

High-Profile Projects and State-of-the-Art Construction Techniques Put Rosendin Electric at Top of List for Second Year in a Row.

Tempe, AZ, USA - (May 30, 2012) -- The Phoenix Business Journal has named Rosendin Electric, one of the nation’s largest private electrical contractors and a 100% employee-owned company, the top electrical contractor for 2011 as ranked by gross sales. This marks the second year in a row that Rosendin Electric has been named the top electrical construction company by the Phoenix Business Journal. Rosendin Electric also ranked number two in 2009.

Based on an independent survey, the Phoenix Business Journal selected Rosendin Electric number one among the area contractors with $117 million in local sales for 2011, up $8 million from 2010 when Rosendin Electric took top honors with $109 million in annual regional sales. Even though Rosendin Electric has 30 percent fewer employees, the company outranked the second runner up by $24 million in revenue or more than 20 percent.

Our reputation continues to grow, and our Arizona office has been instrumental in helping the company expand its business throughout the Southwest,” said Mike Greenawalt, Vice President of Southwest Operations for Rosendin Electric. “Our commitment to excellence, safety, and innovation, and our ability to complete work on time and within budget is what allows us to continue to outpace our competition. The fact that we have ranked at the top of the Phoenix Business Journal list of area contractors provides independent evidence of our ongoing success.”

According to Greenawalt, part of the success for the Tempe office is due to a number of high-profile projects, including wiring a new campus for a noted technology firm and construction work on the new Maricopa County Courthouse, which was completed in February 2012. The Rosendin Electric Tempe office has been setting new standards in electrical construction best practices, especially in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Fred Meeske, who was instrumental in bringing new computer modeling practices to the Maricopa County Courthouse project, was recently named to the newly created position of Corporate Director of Building Information Modeling (BIM) Services for Rosendin Electric with responsibility for training and setting new BIM standards for the entire company.

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is a 100% employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is one of the largest privately held electrical contractors in the United States. With over 2,500 employees, Rosendin Electric has offices and experience nationwide and has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Shelly Goulart
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
880 Mabury Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 534-2819

Luxury Travel Ltd Reveals Hot Luxury Deal Holiday for Luxury Shoppers in Vietnam

Luxury Travel Ltd Reveals Summer Holiday Trends and Recomends Discerning Holidaymakers to Exotic Beaches in Vietnam.

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 30, 2012 -- Travelers rave about Vietnam's exceptionally friendly people, unique 54 traditions, stunning landscape and gorgeous beach locations. But, discerning visitors often plan a trip to Vietnam with a single question in mind, “Is the summer a good time plan a visit?” The answer is “Yes!”.

Traditionally, the summer time in Vietnam was regarded as the 'low season' for tourism. This was because numerous potential vacationers were put off since June, July and August are the monsoon months. However, recently, travelers have come to learn that the central coast of Vietnam is at its very best temperatures, with blue skies, reduced humidity and mild onshore breezes.

Central Vietnam is a succession of spectacular coral sand beach locations ranging from fast paced seaside resorts to deserted hideaways and idyllic tropical islands. However, the region is a lot more than a beach destination. There is also a wide array of cultures, retailers, cuisine and natural beauty.

Accommodations in Central Vietnam are also different. Escape the crowds at the ultra-luxurious Nam Hai Resort and stay in many new luxury resorts at My Khe Beach. There is also the Kiem Resort in Nha Trang and Six Senses Nha Trang, with a lot of choices in between. The Phan Thiet Beach or Phu Yen may be just right for you, or try Furama in Danang or the superior-value Vinpearl Resort Nha Trang overlooking Nha Trang Bay on a private island.

Phu Quoc Island and Con Dao are newly emerging destinations for seaside breaks and beach front vacations. While cruising around Halong Bay, spending a night onboard a boat and relaxing on the Cat Ba Islands in North Vietnam are also amongst the favorite excursions for water loving travelers.

Vietnam, an exotic destination, appeals to travelers with its unspoiled islands and beaches for holidaymakers. We are seeing interest in the An Lam Ninh Van Bay Villas near Nha Trang, as well as Hyatt Regency Danang, Intercontinental Danang Resort, Fusion Maia Resort Hoian, Ana Mandara Hue. The next upcoming destination in Vietnam is the archipelago of Con Dao where Six Senses has developed a resort. Con Dao’s beaches are undeveloped so you are among the first to discover it. And now, we are offering stays of five nights for the price of only three.” said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Travelers will still need to take temperatures into account, as heavy rain has an effect on the north and south of Vietnam. Usually, clouds show up quickly, a solid breeze springs up, the sky darkens, and the rain pours down for about 20 minutes, leaving behind calm skies, and soon, the sunshine returns and the temperature rise once more.

Try one of our summer vacation packages and get a nice price reduction. However, you will still receive superior service, as guides and customer service teams are readily available just about every minute of each day, to make sure that your trip goes off without a problem. This is all a standard part of Luxury Travel's service as an award winning luxury travel provider!” added Pham Ha.

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