FPL Hosts First-Ever Storm Meteorologist Event

This event marked the first time FPL executives, TV meteorologists and government forecasters have met to discuss their shared responsibilities during hurricane season.

Juno Beach, FL (May 26, 2012) -- With hurricane season fast approaching, Florida Power & Light Company invited South Florida meteorologists to its new, category 5-resistant command center in Riviera Beach to meet its own meteorologist, Tim Drum, and to learn how weather forecasting drives FPL’s response to storms.

FPL plays such an integral part in not only the hurricanes, but what we do before and after the hurricanes, that I think this communication and collaboration is fantastic,” said Steve Weagle, chief meteorologist for WPTV, Newschannel 5 in West Palm Beach.

Keith Hardy, FPL’s vice president of Distribution, welcomed the guests. “Weather impacts just about everything we do here at FPL,” he said.

Drum discussed how FPL works closely with its partners from the National Weather Service and National Hurricane Center to develop forecasts before big storms and throughout the year.

A big part of what Tim does is try to give us a heads up - ‘Hey, this is going to occur in this specific area today at this specific time, therefore we may need to call in additional resources or we may need to travel resources to a particular area,’” Hardy explained.

In advance of a tropical storm or hurricane, FPL’s forecasting allows it to preposition crews appropriately, so they are able to get to work restoring power to impacted customers immediately after a storm passes. Drum also showcased technology, including the Google-based “Restoration Spatial View,” which helps FPL leaders and field crews pinpoint exactly where the outages are located in the company’s expansive network of more than one million poles in 35 Florida counties.

This event marked the first time FPL executives, TV meteorologists and government forecasters have met to discuss their shared responsibilities during hurricane season. Drum praised the meteorologists as “important communicators” and valuable partners to help the company communicate with its 4.6 million customers before, during and after a storm. The invited guests said they found the tour and discussion valuable, too.

We're all involved in the same thing, which is communicating information,” said John Matthews, chief meteorologist for WPEC-CBS 12 in West Palm Beach. “And I'm really pleased to see how FPL has really stepped up to the plate on this one.”

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 http://www.FPL.com.

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Coral Gables, FL 33134

Sports Memorabilia represent Good Investment Opportunity claims AAA

AAA claims that sporting goods retailers and sporting memorabilia could be where the major money is for alternative investors.

Boston, MA, USA, May 26, 2012 -- Alternative Asset Analysis (AAA) claims that sporting goods retailers and sporting memorabilia could be where the major money is for alternative investors.

The alternative investment advocacy group made the claim following news that a Jersey worn by baseball legend Babe Ruth recently sold for $4.4 million. The shirt was the earliest Yankees shirt belonging to the 1920s batter and has reached record sums at auction – outselling the superstar’s home, which went on market for just $1.6 million.

The jersey had been on display at the Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum in Baltimore for several years but was sold back in April by its private owner to an undisclosed bidder for the huge sum. The price beats the former highest price paid for sporting goods, which was a record held for the original rules of baseball written by Dr James Naismith - selling for $4.3 million in 2010.

People are sports crazy at the moment,” claims AAA’s analysis partner, Anthony Johnson. He went on to add, “sports memorabilia is selling well, but sporting goods retailers are also outperforming the market.” Johnson is referring to firms like Dick’s Sporting Goods, which is investing heavily in expansion this year and stocks are rising in value.

Alternative asset classes of all kinds are proving increasingly popular with savvy investors who want to ensure that their portfolios are diversified against risks, explained AAA. Those interested in making money from their hobbies can invest in memorabilia or even wine, art, antiques or timber – all of which can regularly outperform stocks and shares.

People are opting for alternative investments, through firms like Greenwood Management, which specialises in forestry investments, in order to reduce their exposure to equity markets, which are still proving volatile,” explained Johnson. The uncertainties surrounding Europe’s economic recovery is having repercussions all over the world and investors are aware that markets could take another tumble at any time.

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.

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Alternative Asset Analysis
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Luxury Travel Reveals Summer Hot Deals and Recommends Discerning Holidaymakers to Exotic Beaches in Vietnam

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

Hanoi, Vietnam, May 26, 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.

Media Contact:
Link Doan
Luxury Travel Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444