Creative twists can add a “Wow Factor” to your Labor Day Menu

Suprising food pairings that are sure to excite the taste buds.

Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC

Parsippany, NJ, USA (August 31, 2013) — The stress of planning your Labor Day menu can turn the special holiday into a chore. But whether you’re barbecuing in the backyard or tailgating before the big game, adding a creative twist to your favorite dishes can instantly turn your social gathering into a memorable event – no extra effort necessary.

It’s all about bringing an unexpected ingredient into the mix. Have you ever thought about using powerful flavors in extraordinary new ways such as topping a cake with barbecue sauce, using jalapenos to make ice cream, or perking up deviled eggs with pickles?

Farmer’s Garden™ by Vlasic®

Here are four favorite flavorful ingredients and some unpredictable new ways to use them for a Labor Day menu surprise:

1. Pickles – While you love them all year long, pickles are among the royalty of condiments. Why not let them hold court in dishes where you might not usually expect them? Start with pickles that celebrate the essence of freshness, such as Farmer’s Garden by Vlasic in Kosher Dill Spears or Zesty Garlic Chips. Made with farm-grown cucumbers, hand-picked garlic, carrots, peppers, herbs and spices, each jar is delivered fresh to your grocery store. Free of preservatives and artificial colorings, they’re naturally low-fat and low-calorie. Toss pickles on the grill or use them to add zing to favorite dishes like deviled eggs.

2. Barbecue sauce – Grilled goodies surely would not be the same without barbecue sauce. It makes burgers bodacious and wings take flight. But imagine that spicy, savory punch paired with the intense richness of dark chocolate for a startling culinary match made in heaven. Barbecue sauce adds moisture and excitement to your favorite chocolate cake or cupcake recipe (http://www.thedormesticgoddess.blogspot.com/2012/07/chocolate-barbecue-sauce-cupcakes-with.html).

3. Watermelon – Plenty of fresh fruits find their way onto your plate, but few carry the weight (literally and figuratively) of this staple. Watermelon is a great ingredient for everything from salads and salsa to cocktails and Asian-style stir fry. You can even toss a wedge on the grill. Simply brush the edges with oil first to prevent sticking, grill just enough to warm the melon and add some grill marks, and then top it with thinly shaved prosciutto and blue cheese crumbles for a sweet and savory appetizer.

4. Jalapeno peppers – You love them on nachos and they wake up any omelet, but have you ever thought of adding jalapenos to ice cream? The combination of heat from the peppers, sweet from other ingredients such as fruit, and the coolness of the frozen treat make for a stimulating and unique experience. Pull out your ice cream maker and whip up a batch of chocolate jalapeno ice cream or mango-jalapeno sorbet. It’s easy to find such recipes online and in no time at all, you’ll create a dessert that’s both hot and cold and will keep people talking until Christmas.

If you’re ready to get adventurous with your ingredients, try this deviled egg recipe from Vlasic, which marries two tastes into one blissful union of flavor:

DEVILED EGGS PICKLE BOAT

Ingredients:
– 6 eggs
– 1 teaspoon of mustard
– 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise
– 1 tablespoon of chives
– 1/2 a Farmer’s Garden Kosher Dill Half, finely chopped
– 2 pieces of red pepper from the Farmer’s Garden jar, finely chopped
– 1/2 Farmer’s Garden Kosher Dill Half, sliced thin into half moons for garnish
– Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Boil or steam the eggs for 13 to 15 minutes. Immediately remove the eggs from the hot water and place in ice water to cool. When eggs are cool enough to handle, peel the shells, and split the eggs in half, separating the yolks from the whites.

Place yolks in a bowl with mustard, mayo, salt and pepper, chives, chopped pickles and chopped red pepper. Mix until smooth and creamy. Set aside.

Place two half-moon pickle slices in each egg white half. Fill remaining egg white with yolk mixture, using a spoon or a piping bag. Top deviled eggs with fresh parsley and chill until ready to serve.

Log on to http://www.farmersgardenvlasic.com/recipes for more great pickle recipes.

Media Contact:
Mary Sudasassi
Pinnacle Foods Group, LLC
399 Jefferson Road
Parsippany, NJ 07054
305-448-6163
mary.sudasassi@rbbpr.com
http://www.farmersgardenvlasic.com

Zevrix Unveils Output Factory Server 1.0 for Adobe InDesign

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 1.0 public beta, a new output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from watched hot folders and is a major upgrade of the company’s tool BatchOutput Server. Output Factory Server offloads output to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process and offers layer versioning, email notifications, preflighting and more.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada (August 28, 2013) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the public beta release of Output Factory Server, a new solution to automate printing, exporting and post-processing from Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from watched hot folders. The public beta is available for free download and Zevrix offers 25% discount to qualified beta testers who provide valuable feedback.

Output Factory Server saves companies countless hours that are lost each year because operators have to wait for InDesign to print and export files. With Output Factory Server, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply copy files to hotfolders that reside on the network. The program automatically outputs the files from its dedicated station using hot folder settings, and will auto-activate document fonts as well. Operator workstations will never again be tied up by the output process.

Output Factory Server offers the following key features:

Process InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders
-Support printing, PDF, PostScript, EPS, JPEG, Flash, EPUB and other formats
Export InDesign files as single pages
-Layer versioning: output specific layers and their combinations
-Update modified links automatically
-Variable output file names
-Preflight files before output
-Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
-Easy to install and set up

Output Factory Server also allows for a single set of output settings for an entire workgroup, solving problems caused by inconsistent settings across workstations and dramatically simplifying support tasks.

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server 1.0 public beta can be downloaded from http://www.zevrix.com free of charge. Qualified beta testers will get a 25% discount once the software is released. Upgrade price will be available for BatchOutput Server users. Output Factory Server runs on Mac OS X 10.6-10.8 and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery 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.

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Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Ernst & Young have given a positive report on URALCHEM’s Joint Service Centre

The Russian division of British auditing company Ernst & Young has conducted an audit of URALCHEM’s new branch, the Joint Service Centre (JSC).

URALCHEM

Moscow, Russia (August 27, 2013) — The Russian division of British auditing company Ernst & Young has conducted an audit of URALCHEM‘s new branch, the Joint Service Centre (JSC).

The JSC was established in Perm in early 2013 to unify and optimize the accounting business processes of URALCHEM’s different units within a single multifunction centre. The centre is responsible for data processing and preparation of financial statements according to Russian and international standards, tax accounting, treasury operations. It also has been given the task of setting up and maintaining a unified information and telephone systems for the company.

On 1 February, 2013, the Centre started providing services for the company’s branch in Perm. On 1 May 2013 services were started for URALCHEM’s Berezniki branch. These were audited by Ernst & Young specialists. The auditors examined the mechanisms of remote operations, the quality of the whole suite of services identification of duplication of functions as well as the efficiency of the centre staff and the cost of its operations. After audit, the results of the second quarter of 2013 showed that the JSC met all performance targets and all the tasks are performed at a good level.

The plans for the next two years include a trebling of the centre’s staff, from one hundred to three hundred people. From 1 October this year the centre will start providing services for “Power supply utility of Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Plant” and for “Repair and Engineering Works of Kirovo-Chepetsk Chemical Plant”. Form the beginning of 2014 the centre will roll out services for the plant in Kirovo-Chepetsk.

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PR department
URALCHEM, OJSC
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89
E-Mail: pr@uralchem.com
Web: http://www.uralchem.com

URALCHEM, OJSC is one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilisers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 0.8 million tonnes of MAP and DAP, 0.8 million tonnes of complex fertilisers and 1.2 million tonnes of urea. URALCHEM, OJSC is the second largest ammonium nitrate producer in the world and number one in Russia, the second largest producer of nitrogen fertilisers in Russia. Key production assets of URALCHEM, OJSC 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 Fertilisers, 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.

Best Free HTML5 Image Slider Maker, Hi Slider Now is Available on Hislider.com

A new website hislider.com and a new free free html5 image slider maker – Hi Slider is released now. Hi Slider is the best and free html5 image slideshow maker for all web designers.

Hi Slider Logo

Hong Kong (August 28, 2013) — Hi Slider product manager, Alice Lee, announced the launch of the firm’s new website and Hi Slider application, a free html5 image slider maker. The new app allows anyone to create jQuery sliders without the need for coding or special expertise. Hi Slider provides a quick, powerful and easy way to create dynamic banners for websites.

“Hi Slider is a unique tool that anyone can use to make 2D and 3D jQuerry sliders without programming skills,” said Lee. “Even non-coders can design gorgeous slideshows and banners in minutes.”

Dynamic websites featuring sliders have a proven record of increasing visitor engagement and conversions. The ability to engage potential customers is essential for entrepreneurs in any economy. With Hi Slider, users have the ability to create and publish website banners, slideshow presentations, image slideshows and WordPress slider plugins.

Hi Slider, Elastic Template

The app features four output types – basic, WordPress plugin, Joomla module and Drupal module. Slides load quickly and slider jQuery creations can be made with images, along with YouTube and Vimeo videos. Hi Slider provides users with the tools and flexibility to change font settings, image proportions and the way thumbnails are displayed.

Hi Slider significantly decreases the time needed to create jQuerry Sliders and provide users with multiple templates and skins built in to the app. Templates can be easily customized to accommodate a wide range of needs and requirements. Settings can be configured to alter features that include background colors, images and navigation bars.

Templates and skins have topics that include classic, elastic, Eris horizontal, full, list and wonder. Users have an array of decorative design and showy effects from which to choose, along with transitions encompassing 3D horizontal and vertical, base, block, rotate, shuffle stack and wipe. Effect controls can be established for individual slides or set for random. Users have complete control over the direction and duration of their animations.

Hi Slider is available for multiple platforms that include Android, PC, Mac, PAD, tablets and mobile phones. The app is compatible with Firefox, Google Chrome, IE7 and up, and Safari browsers. Hi Slider is offered for non-commercial use to schools, non-commercial blogs and non-profit organizations and a commercial version is available for business owners and entrepreneurs.

The innovative Hi Slider app revolutionizes the way jQuery sliders are created, allowing anyone to design and publish 2D and 3D sliders and an array of banners, slideshows and WordPress plugins. No programming skill is needed and the app provides users with the tools to customize a wealth of features. Hi Slider offers an easy and imaginative solution for creating stunning websites that stimulate interest, engages visitors and increases conversions.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.hislider.com.

Media Contact:
Lailie Tan
Wonder Idea Technology Limited
Flat 01C3 10/F Carnival Commercial Building,
18 Java Rd. North Point
Hong Kong
020-85530201
pr@hislider.com
http://www.hislider.com

Behind Goldman Sachs’ $100 Million Plus Trading Loss at Edgar Perez’s The Speed Traders Workshop DVD

Mr. Edgar Perez

Edgar Perez, Former McKinsey & Co. Consultant, Author, The Speed Traders, Presenting The Speed Traders Workshop DVD Video Package, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX.

The Speed Traders Workshop 2012 DVD (Front)

New York City, NY, USA (August 25, 2013) — Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant and author of The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, goes behind the trading operations of firms such as Goldman Sachs in their relentless pursuit of high-frequency trading profits with The Speed Traders Workshop DVD Video Package: How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (http://TheSpeedTradersWorkshopDVD.eventbrite.com), the world’s most comprehensive review of high frequency trading now available for the very first time on DVD in an insightful 4-disc set.

On Tuesday August 20, 2013, Goldman Sachs engaged in unauthorized trades in the options market that could be as expensive as $100 million for their shareholders. While this loss is in no way material to the survival of the company, it represents the next instance of a sequence of trading errors that threaten to diminish investors’ confidence in the most sophisticated financial markets.

Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. Mr. Perez (http://www.mredgarperez.com), former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is Chairman of High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2013, author of The Speed Traders (http://www.thespeedtraders.com), An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World (McGraw-Hill Inc., 2011), (China Financial Publishing House, 2012), and Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com).

Perez has been interviewed on FOX Business’s Countdown to the Closing Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNBC Cash Flow, CNBC Squawk Box, BNN Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Perez has been featured on Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Perez has been engaged to present to the Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach, FL), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

The Speed Traders Workshop DVD Video Package reveals how high-frequency trading players are succeeding in the global markets and driving the development of algorithmic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to India, Singapore and Brazil. The Speed Traders Workshop brings the most updated review of high frequency trading to the world’s most important financial centers.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
The Speed Traders Workshop
+1-414-FORUMS0
jpetrova@thespeedtraders.com
http://www.thespeedtraders.com

BatchOutput Server 4.9.1 for InDesign Improves XML Processing

Zevrix Solutions announces BatchOutput Server 4.9.1, a maintenance update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 stars by Layers magazine, the software automates printing and exporting to PDF and PostScript by processing InDesign files from watched hot folders. The new version improves application’s XML processing engine which allows users to dynamically assign variable output file names based on InDesign document’s XMP metadata.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada (August 24, 2013) — Zevrix Solutions today released BatchOutput Server 4.9.1, a maintenance update to its powerful output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Developed originally for a major magazine publisher in the United States to free up their operator computers from outputting InDesign files, the software automates InDesign workflow by processing files from hot folders. The software offloads printing and exporting to PDF and PostScript to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process.

The new version improves application’s XML processing engine which allows users to dynamically assign variable output file names based on InDesign document’s XMP metadata. Adobe’s Extensible Metadata Platform (XMP) is an XML-based labeling technology that allows users to embed data about a file, known as metadata, into the file itself. By taking advantage of this technology, BatchOutput Server offers output operators an easy way to include the desired information about their projects directly in the final PDF and PostScript file names.

“BatchOutput Server is an extremely useful utility for a busy production facility or advertising agency”, writes David Creamer in Layers magazine, “It can save lots of time – which equates to money.”

BatchOutput Server offers the following key features and benefits:

Process InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders
Export as single pages
-Update modified links automatically
-Variable output file names
-Auto-activate document fonts
Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors
-Easy to install and set up

Pricing and Availability:
BatchOutput Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for US$699.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for licensed users. BatchOutput Server is a Universal Binary, runs on Mac OS X 10.5-10.8 and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC.

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides productivity solutions for Adobe Creative Suite software, PDF and graphic file diagnostics, file delivery 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.

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Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

Immediate Shipping for Best Summer Reading at Knightmare on Wall Street Website

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Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Proudly Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York City, NY, USA (August 24, 2013) — Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, is the new book by Edgar Perez, the celebrated author of The Speed Traders. As executives and professionals in the finance world get ready for their Labor Day weekend vacation, immediate shipping is now available for Knightmare on Wall Street at http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com.

Readers will discover a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company. Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor.

At 9:30 A.M. on August 1, 2012, right after the markets opened for the day, Knight Capital began issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market, due to an error in installing new software. No rogue trader or regulatory change; operational risk was passing the bill to Knight Capital and becoming the biggest risk in the financial markets.

Knight Capital announced later a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat: Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai). He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
516-761-4712
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Edgar Perez to Squawk On The Street’s Kelly Evans, Carl Quintanilla: U.S. Financial Markets at Risk

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Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York City, NY, USA (August 24, 2013) — “The issues that happened yesterday are not about NYSE versus NASDAQ, KCG Holdings versus Citadel or Goldman Sachs versus Morgan Stanley. This is about the United States’ competitive standing as the world’s most sophisticated financial market, a position it has to keep at all costs,” said Edgar Perez, the celebrated author of The Speed Traders (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com) and Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com), to CNBC’s Squawk On The Street’s anchors Kelly Evans and Carl Quintanilla today. The full interview can be accessed at http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000193177.

As informed by NASDAQ yesterday, price quotes were not being disseminated by the Securities Information Processor (SIP) for three hours. There was a connectivity issue, which led to degradation in the ability of the SIP to disseminate consolidated quotes and trades. After the cause of the issue, The Flash Freeze, was identified and addressed, trading resumed at 3:25PM. While NASDAQ has promised to work with other exchanges that are members of the SIP to investigate the issues, their time to self-police has passed.

Perez (http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com) is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. Perez has been interviewed on Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNBC Worlwide Exchange, CNBC Cash Flow, CNBC Squawk Box, BNN Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
516-761-4712
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

SEC’s Leadership Needed After Nasdaq’s Glitch, Edgar Perez to CNBCs Kelly Evans and Carl Quintanilla

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Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York City, NY, USA (August 24, 2013) — “Market participants appreciate visible leadership that goes beyond statements sent though by a press office. Both individual and institutional investors would have felt more comfortable yesterday if they had seen the SEC chairman, Mary Jo White, discussing the NASDAQ issue and the steps the SEC was taking to monitor their efforts to resume trading,” said Edgar Perez, author of The Speed Traders (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com) and Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com), to CNBC’s Squawk On The Street’s anchors Kelly Evans and Carl Quintanilla today. The full interview can be accessed at http://video.cnbc.com/gallery/?play=1&video=3000193177.

As informed by NASDAQ yesterday, price quotes were not being disseminated by the Securities Information Processor (SIP) for three hours. There was a connectivity issue, which led to degradation in the ability of the SIP to disseminate consolidated quotes and trades. After the cause of the issue, The Flash Freeze, was identified and addressed, trading resumed at 3:25PM. While NASDAQ has promised to work with other exchanges that are members of the SIP to investigate the issues, their time to self-police has passed.

Readers will discover in Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding the firm’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company. Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor.

At 9:30 A.M. on August 1, 2012, right after the markets opened for the day, Knight Capital began issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market, due to an error in installing new software. No rogue trader or regulatory change; operational risk was passing the bill to Knight Capital and becoming the biggest risk in the financial markets. Knight Capital announced later a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
516-761-4712
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

ALIPAC Endorses Scott DesJarlais for Supporting Current Immigration Laws Instead of Amnesty

ALIPAC is pleased to announce the endorsement of Congressman Scott Desjarlais (R-TN-4) because of his courageous comments to illegal alien supporters, which was caught on video at a town hall style meeting last week.

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)

Raleigh, NC, USA (August 23, 2013) — Contact: ALIPAC (866) 703-0864 / Press@alipac.us

America’s largest political action committee seeks to endorse candidates who support our nation’s existing border and immigration laws instead of any form of Amnesty for illegal aliens. ALIPAC is pleased to announce the endorsement of Congressman Scott Desjarlais (R-TN-4) because of his courageous comments to illegal alien supporters, which was caught on video at a town hall style meeting last week.

In the video that has gone viral on the web (view here), Scott DesJarlais explains to an 11 year old girl who asks what she can do to keep her illegal alien father in the United States. “This is a big intimidating crowd and I appreciate you coming forward and asking your question, but the answer still kind of remains the same, that we have laws, and we need to follow these laws and you know, that’s where we’re at.”

Illegal alien supporters moved quickly to criticize Scott DesJarlais for supporting America’s current laws and upholding penalties of deportation for illegal immigrants.

ALIPAC moved quickly to defend Scott Desjarlais and to criticize the contrived actions of illegal immigration & Amnesty supporters taking place at town hall meetings across America.

“First and foremost it is inappropriate for foreign nationals to become illegal aliens in America and then in turn try to influence our elected officials to accommodate them with Amnesty legislation and benefits,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “Second, it is despicable that the Amnesty supporters are using children as political pawns to push their unpopular agenda. In America, we don’t use and abuse children like this to try to mislead Americans into allowing an Amnesty to pass.”

ALIPAC opposes any form of Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal aliens because such a law would devastate any hopes for future border and immigration law enforcement in American, thus leaving the United States without borders and with none of the enforcement credibility needed to deter or thwart future waves of tens of millions of additional illegal aliens from third world areas.

ALIPAC was founded on 9/11 of 2004 in honor of the victims of 9-11 who were killed because of inadequate immigration security measures and enforcement of existing immigration laws. ALIPAC’s goal has always been to unite Americans of all races, parties, and walks of life behind candidates who support America’s current borders, immigration laws, and the US Constitution instead of any nation destroying form of Amnesty for illegal immigrants.

ALIPAC is known nationwide because of its regular appearances in the national media, and currently endorses 151 federal candidates with the addition of Scott Desjarlais at http://www.alipac.us/campaign/.

ALIPAC’s more than 40,000 national supporters and more than 130,000 social media supporters are encouraged to vote, donate, and volunteer for the endorsed candidates. For more information or to schedule interviews with William Gheen, please visit http://www.alipac.us.

Behind Trading Errors at Knight, Everbright and Goldman Sachs with Perez’s Knightmare on Wall Street

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Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Proudly Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York City, NY, USA (August 23, 2013) — A trading error originated on Tuesday 20 at Goldman Sachs has once again shaken investors’ confidence in the markets. What is behind these trading errors is explored in amazing detail by Mr. Edgar Perez in his latest book Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, exclusively available at http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com, book that provides a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following their August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding Knight Capital’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company.

The firm, founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet in 1995, had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading. The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the largest one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure problems could almost instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest.

Thomas Joyce, CEO of Knight Capital since 2002 and an unapologetic advocate of electronic trading, had been scornful of those companies that struggled to keep up with ever-changing stock markets. So it was certainly shocking that at 9:30 A.M. on August 1, 2012, right after the markets opened for the day, Knight Capital began issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market, due to an error in installing new software. No rogue trader or regulatory change; operational risk was passing the bill to Knight Capital and becoming the biggest risk in the financial markets.

Knight Capital announced later a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

While Knight Capital was back in the game, its limping recovery quickly prompted hungry competitors to bid for the entire company. On December 19, 2012, the board decided to accept an acquisition proposal from GETCO rather than Virtu Financial. For GETCO, acquiring Knight Capital represented a gigantic fast forward step. For Knight Capital, it was the end of its wild ride as an independent entity.

Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat: Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai). He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
516-761-4712
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Bloomberg TV’s Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Shatzker with Knightmare on Wall Street’s Edgar Perez on HFT

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Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, Proudly Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York City, NY, USA (August 23, 2013) — Bloomberg TV’s anchors of its flagship show Market Makers, Stephanie Ruhle and Erik Shatzker, talked to Edgar Perez, the celebrated author of The Speed Traders (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com) and Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com), on the perceived dangers of high-frequency trading. The full interview can be accessed at http://www.bloomberg.com/video/searching-for-a-high-frequency-speed-limit-Y_P3wbjSSvyly15~So02yw.html.

The interview with Perez touched upon Knight Capital’s unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market sent on August 1, 2012, due to an error in installing new software. Knight Capital announced later a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap. While Knight Capital was back in the game, its limping recovery quickly prompted hungry competitors to bid for the entire company. On December 19, 2012, the board decided to accept an acquisition proposal from GETCO rather than Virtu Financial. For GETCO, acquiring Knight Capital represented a gigantic fast forward step. For Knight Capital, it was the end of its wild ride as an independent entity.

Perez (http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com) is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. Perez has been interviewed on FOX Business’s Countdown to the Closing Bell, CNBC Worlwide Exchange, CNBC Cash Flow, CNBC Squawk Box, BNN Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
516-761-4712
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Knightmare on Wall Street’s Perez with Fox Business’ Liz Claman on Goldman Sachs’ Trading Mishap

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Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, Proudly Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York City, NY, USA (August 23, 2013) — Edgar Perez, the celebrated author of The Speed Traders (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com) and Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com) spoke with Fox Business’ anchor Liz Claman, Countdown to the Closing Bell, on the similarities between the trading errors at Goldman Sachs last Tuesday August 20 and those at Knight Capital last year on August 1, 2012. The full interview can be accessed at http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/2621122369001/did-goldman-sachs-trading-mishap-resemble-knight-capital.

Perez (http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com) is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. Perez has been interviewed on Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNBC Worlwide Exchange, CNBC Cash Flow, CNBC Squawk Box, BNN Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Perez has been globally featured on FXFactor, Columbia Business, OpenMarkets, Sohu, News.Sina.com, Yicai, eastmoney, Caijing, ETF88.com, 360doc, AH Radio, CNFOL.com, CITICS Futures, Tongxin Securities, ZhiCheng.com, CBNweek.com, Caixin, Futures Daily, Xinhua, CBN Newswire, Chinese Financial News, ifeng.com, International Finance News, hexun.com, Finance.QQ.com, Finance.Sina.com, The Korea Times, The Korea Herald, The Star, The Malaysian Insider, BMF 89.9, iMoney Hong Kong, CNBC, Bloomberg Hedge Fund Brief, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dallas Morning News, Valor Econômico, FIXGlobal Trading, TODAY Online, Oriental Daily News and Business Times.

Perez has been engaged to present at the Council on Foreign Relations, Vadym Hetman Kyiv National Economic University (Kiev), Quant Investment & HFT Summit APAC 2012 (Shanghai), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (Washington DC), CFA Singapore, Hong Kong Securities Institute, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University, University of International Business and Economics (Beijing), Hult International Business School (London and Shanghai) and Pace University (New York), among other public and private institutions. In addition, Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Emerging Markets Investments Summit 2013 (Warsaw), CME Group’s Global Financial Leadership Conference 2012 (Naples Beach), Harvard Business School’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Conference (Boston), High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum (New York, Chicago, London), MIT Sloan Investment Management Conference (Cambridge), Institutional Investor’s Global Growth Markets Forum (London), Technical Analysis Society (Singapore), TradeTech Asia (Singapore), FIXGlobal Face2Face (Seoul) and Private Equity Convention Russia, CIS & Eurasia (London).

Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Perez has an undergraduate degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería, Lima, Peru (1994), a Master of Administration from Universidad ESAN, Lima, Peru (1997) and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School, New York, with a dual major in Finance and Management (2002). He belongs to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society. Perez resides in the New York City area and is an accomplished salsa and hustle dancer.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
516-761-4712
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Call for Entries – 3rd Annual Animals Online Art Competition

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 3rd Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition for the month of September 2013.

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Jupiter, FL, USA (August 21, 2013) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 3rd Annual “Animals” Online Art Competition for the month of September 2013. 2D artists from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery’s October 2013 online group exhibition. The art gallery encourages entries from artists, regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best animal art. Animal art may include any mammals, birds and animals that live in the water.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from all 2D artists regardless of their experience or education in the art field. A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of October 2013. Awards will be for top ten finalists. In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries received, Special Merit and Special Recognition awards will also be presented as well. The submission deadline will be midnight on September 26, 2013.

Winners of the “Animals” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcements, and wide-spread social media marketing and promotion in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments. There will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement.

Interested artists should provide the gallery with your best animal art now or before the September 26th deadline. For more information and to apply online here http://www.lightspacetime.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. Light Space & Time’s intention is to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these artists. Their online gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

National Singles Week Aims to Gain Respect for Singles

“Singles are the Rodney Dangerfields of our society,” says Rich Gosse, Chairman of The Society of Single Professionals. “They can’t get no respect. That’s why we are proud to be the official sponsor of National Singles Week, September 15-21, 2013.”

San Rafael, CA, USA (August 20, 2013) — Contact: Tom Andrews, 415/507-9962

“Singles are the Rodney Dangerfields of our society,” says Rich Gosse, Chairman of The Society of Single Professionals. “They can’t get no respect. Singles are the victims of systematic discrimination, particularly in the areas of Taxes, Insurance, Retirement Benefits, Employee Benefits, Housing, and Unemployment Benefits. That’s why we are proud to be the official sponsor of National Singles Week, September 15-21, 2013, the only week dedicated to the recognition of the special contributions of all singles. The first National Singles Week was in 1982. The week has been declared by official proclamation of Governors throughout America, and is listed in Chase’s Calendar of Events, a directory of such events for the country.”

“Latest statistics reveal that there are 90 million single adults in America,” says Mr. Gosse. He is America’s foremost authority on the single lifestyle. He is the author of eight books on this subject, including Singles Guide to America, You CAN Hurry Love, and A Good Man Is EASY to Find (“This is a great book!” – Oprah Winfrey). His expert advice has been featured by ABC, BBC, CBS, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, Playgirl, Business Week, The London Times, The Australian, The New Zealand Herald, and hundreds of other media outlets worldwide. Rich Gosse is the first candidate in history to campaign on a “Fairness for Singles Platform,” when he ran for Governor in California’s historic Recall Election in 2003.

Mr. Gosse is available to the news media to discuss National Singles Week and Fairness for Singles by calling 415/479-3800. His website is http://www.RichGosse.com.

Contact:
Rich Gosse
Society of Single Professionals
205 Mark Twain Avenue, San Rafael CA 94903
415/479-3800
richgosse@richgosse.com
http://www.RichGosse.com

4Heroes4Life and Life After Active Duty Launch “Let’s Join Forces” Campaign to Support Veterans

Strategic Alliance Brings Together Social Enterprise and Non-Profit to Offer Cord Cruncher Headphones to Raise Money to Aid Discharged Soldiers.

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LOS ANGELES (August 20, 2013) — 4Heroes4Life, the social enterprise dedicated to raise money to aid returning veterans, and Life After Active Duty (LAAD), a non-profit organization created to help veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan reintegrate into their community, have banded together to launch “Let’s Join Forces,” a new fund-raising campaign.

The “Let’s Join Forces” campaign is a new joint initiative to raise much-needed funds to aid returning veterans through sale of the Cord Cruncher tangle-free headphones. The Cord Cruncher is a set of portable headphones wrapped in a stretch latex sleeve to keep them from tangling. The Cord Cruncher is being offered by social enterprise company 4Heroes4Lifem, which is applying a new approach to fund-raising, using commercial business strategies to raise funds to directly support American veterans. The Cord Cruncher is the first product being offered by 4Heroes4Life, and 50 percent of all sales through the “Let’s Join Forces” initiative will go to fund LAAD’s veterans support programs.

“We are partnering with Life After Active Duty as a cause that is directly related to our mission: to aid returning veterans with much-needed services,” said Mark George, founder of 4Heroes4Life. “As social entrepreneurs, we can align our grassroots funding efforts with the cause, giving donors something tangible in exchange for their support. We want our donors to get a great product and understand that their hard-earned dollars go directly to the cause. As we expand our catalog, we expect to forge a lasting relationship with donors and help a lot of veterans along the way.”

LAAD is a non-profit organization that supports veterans returning home from war to help them make a successful transition to civilian life. LAAD has four main focus areas: direct support and training for returning veterans, raising community consciousness through education, providing basic coping skills through their “Silent Wounds” program, and empowering veterans and their families through personal development.

4Heroes4Life’s is a community organization dedicated to raising capital to support programs for our nation’s veteran heroes and their families. 4Heroes4Life markets consumer goods and services and uses the proceeds to fund programs to support homeless veterans, treat wounded and disabled veterans, provide job placement and training, treat PTSD, and offer other veteran services. 4Heroes4Life is committed to partnering with other organizations and social enterprise networks to promote return on community (ROC). In addition to raising money to provide aid for veterans, 4Heroes4Life also serves as an advocate for veterans, working to change public policy to help build a stronger local ecosystem to support veterans.

For more information, visit http://www.4heroes4life.com.

About 4Heroes4Life

4Heroes4Life (http://www.4heroes4life.com) is a social enterprise committed to raising money to support American veterans and their families. As a social enterprise, 4Heroes4Life is dedicated to applying new, twenty-first century fund-raising strategies; rather than soliciting donations, the company offers goods and services that consumers want, and donate half the proceeds to support the nation’s veterans. 4Heroes4Life uses moneys raised to underwrite a wide range veteran services, including temporary and permanent housing, therapy for mental disorders such as PTSD, support for wounded and disable vets, job training and placement, and much more.

4Heroes4Life has offices in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Venice, California. For more information, visit 4Heroes4Life on the web at http://www.4heroes4life.com.

Contact:
Mark George
4Heroes4Life
(702) 573-1667
info@4heroes4life.com

Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing
(415) 259-5638
tomw@woolfmedia.com

InPreflight Pro for InDesign Is Now Available on the New Adobe Exchange

Zevrix Solutions announces that InPreflight Pro for Adobe InDesign is now available on Adobe Exchange, a new Creative Cloud extension marketplace. It is available as a panel within a variety of CC and CS6 applications. The Adobe Exchange panel provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Suite products. InPreflight Pro is a document preparation solution for InDesign, which offers thorough quality control and batch document packaging.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (August 19, 2013) — Zevrix Solutions today announces that InPreflight Pro, its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign, is now available on Adobe Exchange, a new Creative Cloud extension marketplace. It is available as a panel within a variety of CC and CS6 applications. The Adobe Exchange panel provides a new way to search, discover, and install plug-ins, extensions, and other content for Creative Cloud and Creative Suite products. InPreflight Pro is a document preparation solution for InDesign, which offers thorough quality control and batch file packaging.

“I am delighted to see InPreflight Pro and other products from Zevrix Solutions on the new Adobe Exchange”, says Jonathan Ferman, Adobe Exchange Product Manager. “They are sure to be a great benefit to InDesign users workflows.”

InPreflight Pro provides a robust, fast, reliable and easy-to-use solution for printers, service providers, ad agencies and publishing houses and offers the following key features:

Batch-packaging and job delivery:
Collect multiple InDesign files automatically
-Package all shared files into one folder and save gigabytes of disk space
-Package jobs into separate folders automatically
-Send collected jobs to FTP and other servers with email notifications

Quality control:
-Quickly preflight InDesign documents for common problems
-Reveal hidden issues such image compression and embedded fonts
-View info on all fonts, colors and links at a glance

Graphic preflight reports:
-Create graphic preflight reports
-Print and save reports as PDF
-Interactive report setup
-Detailed paragraph styles report for typography professionals

Pricing and Availability:
InPreflight Pro for InDesign CC/CS6 can be purchased from Adobe Exchange for US$99.95 (Studio version – $39.95). InDesign CS6 users can download the Adobe Exchange panel from adobeexchange.com. After the installation, the panel will be available in the Window > Extensions menu. InPreflight for earlier versions of InDesign is also available on Zevrix website and through authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. InPreflight is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.8 and works with Adobe InDesign CS3-CC.

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.

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Contact:
Leo Revzin
Owner
Zevrix Solutions
105 McCAUL St, Suite 301
Toronto Ontario M5T 2X4 Canada
858-206-0607
media@zevrix.com
http://www.zevrix.com

URALCHEM HOLDING P.L.C. Reports IFRS Financial Results for the First Six Months of 2013

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 six months of 2013.

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Moscow, Russia (August 19, 2013)

– Revenue increased to US $1,292 million, compared to US $1,261 million in H1 2012.
– Operating profit amounted to US $394 million, compared with US $410 million in H1 2012.
– Adjusted EBITDA comprised US $452 million, compared to US $462 million in H1 2012.
– Net profit amounted to US $253 million, compared with US $444 million in H1 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 six months of 2013.

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC (the Russian holding company of the Group), commented on the Company’s results in the first half of 2013, “The overall global market situation has been less favourable for fertilizer producers in 2013 compared to last year. This trend is very likely to continue in the second half of this year. Along with the continuing rise in the cost of raw materials, this situation creates conditions for the further decline in the financial performance of the leading manufacturers of mineral fertilizers. Thanks to its strategy, URALCHEM is continuing to hold a leading position in a number of financial and operational indicators. In the first half of 2013, URALCHEM maintained its sales volume at the level of the first half of 2012 and increased revenues by 2%. In addition, as a result of early repayment of loans to the amount of US $300 million we were able to reduce the Company’s debt to a record low of US $787 million, as well as to withdraw from collateral all of the Group’s property. Net debt currently amounts to US $676 million”.

Financial Results

Revenue for the first six months of 2013 grew to US $1,292 million, compared to US $1,261 million last year. Operating profit amounted to US $394 million, or 31% of the revenue, compared with the operating profit of US $410 million, or 32% of the revenue, in the first half of 2012. Net profit amounted to US $253 million, compared to US $444 million in the first six months of 2012.

During the first half of 2013, adjusted EBITDA reached US $452 million, compared to US $462 million in the first half of the year before, a decrease by 2%. The adjusted EBITDA margin for the first six months of 2013 comprised 35% of revenue compared with 37% of revenue for the same period in 2012.

The main difference in the dynamics of the net profit compared to the other results is due to the fact that the results in 2012 included the revaluation of the Company’s share in Minudobrenia, Perm.

Markets

During the first half of the year, the price of ammonia was declining. The main factor determining the price dynamics was the lack of demand in the agricultural and the industrial segments. Lower demand in the agricultural segment was due to the late start of the sowing season in the Northern Hemisphere. Lack of demand in the industrial segment was caused by reduced production of phosphate fertilizers in North Africa and India.

Urea prices showed significant growth in the beginning of the year due to active procurement in Europe and North America, which coincided with a limited supply of product from Egypt, forcing buyers to look for alternative sources. However, from mid-February to the end of June prices have been decreasing, mainly due to lack of demand. In Europe and the US slowdown in demand was attributed to the late start of the sowing season. Latin American importers were putting off purchases, monitoring the changes in the situation. Additional pressure on prices was created by the accumulation of large stocks of products at Chinese ports, in anticipation of the period of low export duties, which began on 1 July.

During January and February there was a steady growth of quotations for ammonium nitrate. In mid-March, due to the pressure from urea prices, the trend changed. By mid-May, prices for ammonium nitrate decreased by $100/t, compared with the maximum prices registered in the middle of the first quarter. At the end of May, prices stabilized with repair works carried out at that time at CIS plants being one of the factors that contributed to this stabilization. By the end of the second quarter, prices in the CIS were supported by the industrial segment.

Until the middle of the first quarter, global decline in prices for phosphate fertilizers continued due to the lack of current demand. The decrease of production by major suppliers together with increased demand in Latin America stabilized prices. At the same time, Latin America remained the single largest source of demand. Indian buyers refrained from transactions. Since the beginning of the second quarter the decline was caused by the reduction of subsidies in India, the delays of purchases in the US domestic market due to the weather conditions, devaluation of currencies of major importing countries, such as Brazil and India, and policy of procurements to the current needs adopted by importers in other regions lead to oversupply in market and decrease in prices.

Production and sales

Volume of production by the Group’s plants increased by 1%, sales of commercial products of the Group remained virtually unchanged.

Financial Situation

Cash generated from operating activities in the first half of 2013 amounted to US $320 million, compared to US $342 million in the same period of 2012.

As at 30 June 2013, the Company’s net debt amounted to US $676 million. The weighted average interest rate of the loan portfolio in the first six months of 2013 equalled 4.7% annually compared to 5.2% annually during the same period in 2012.

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

PR department
URALCHEM, OJSC
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89
E-Mail: pr@uralchem.com

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.

Actual Multiple Monitors 8.0 Introduces Three Cool Features

A well-known award-winning tool for managing windows on multi-monitor systems has updated to version 8.0. The new release features more convenient and precise placement of windows, moving of open windows between monitors, Mac OS X-style task switching and other functions for better comfort in everyday work.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada (August 16, 2013) — Multi-monitor systems are super-efficient in certain applications including design, programming, video and graphics editing. Providing much more screen space they give flexibility, but the cost of this convenience is harder windows manipulation. Moving windows between monitors, arranging, placing and resizing of them isn’t always intuitive on a computer with multiple monitors and requires more accurate mouse moves.

Actual Multiple Monitors 8.0, a new major release of the highly ranked window management tool, offers an impressive range of tools promoting much easier window arrangement on multi-monitor systems. Aside from convenient resizing, positioning and minimizing of windows, the program offers task switching capabilities, desktop management tools, and places additional buttons in the title of windows, including MDI ones.

Enhanced Monitor Selector, a feature introduced earlier, has been improved to provide precise positioning of a window moved to another monitor – in the center of the screen, in a corner, or attached to the center of one of screen edges. Literally two clicks and a window takes the desired place on the monitor (more information: http://www.actualtools.com/windowmanager/help/features/movetomonitor.php#selector).

Version 8.0 includes two brand new features as well. The first one is Save Idle Screens – a function that runs a screensaver on inactive monitors. Notably, such screensaver launches and stops with a hot key and doesn’t stop on mouse or keyboard action as usual (more information: http://www.actualtools.com/windowmanager/help/features/save_idle_screens.php). The second new option emulates Mac OS X Exposé Task Switcher. Upon a hot key, a handy visual thumbnail grid is displayed giving nice and easy way to switch to the given task comparing with the default layout (more information: http://www.actualtools.com/windowmanager/help/features/expose_task_switcher.php).

Actual Multiple Monitors 8 is a blend of functionality highly demanded on multi-monitor systems and friendliness that is really easy to get used to.

Pricing and availability
Actual Multiple Monitors runs on all Windows platforms from Windows 2000 onwards and costs 24.95 USD for a single-user license. Discounts for volume buyers are available (please refer to http://www.actualtools.com/multiplemonitors/order/#volume_discounts). Additional information on Actual Multiple Monitors, a collection of tutorial articles and success stories, and a 30-day evaluation copy are available on the Actual Tools website.

About
Actual Tools delivers desktop and window management software since 2002. Highly acclaimed products keep receiving positive reviews both from press and end users. Each program by Actual Tools, a user friendly piece of software itself, brings more convenience to Windows by adding quick-access yet powerful functions.

Links
Company Website: http://www.actualtools.com
Product Page: http://www.actualtools.com/multiplemonitors/
Download Page: http://www.actualtools.com/multiplemonitors/download/#current

Contacts
Name: Jennifer May
Company: Actual Tools
E-Mail: Jennifer@actualtools.com

Art Gallery Announces Cheryl Rau as New Featured Artist

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that fine art photographer Cheryl Rau is the gallery’s newest featured artist.

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Jupiter, FL, USA (August 15, 2013) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is very pleased to announce that fine art photographer Cheryl Rau is the gallery’s newest featured artist. Cheryl Rau is a mid-life emerging artist who lives on the Southern Coast of Maine. Since 2010, her work as a documentary/fine art photographer has been selected for numerous regional, national, and international exhibitions. Key elements of her style are vibrant colors and movement, as much of her work explores the ideas of impermanence and transformation.

Cheryl found her passion for photography in her 40s when she purchased her first SLR camera. She explored a wide range of subjects and genres including landscapes, architecture, portraits of people with their pets, and documentary photo essays. During this developmental stage, she also began shooting a series of abstract images of reflections on water for fun, as she roamed around the working waterfront in Portland, Maine with her camera.

As a self-taught artist, she continues to create new images for the “Water Colors” series and has developed several new bodies of work during the past three years. Earlier this year while recovering from cornea transplant surgery on her right eye (the one that sees through the camera viewfinder) and unable to see well enough to shoot for several months, she began experimenting with digital collage as a way to create new art by combining multiple images shot in past years.

Cheryl has held professional positions in marketing and communications, event management, and training. She is a graduate of the photography program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies (Portland, ME). She earned a bachelor of arts in Journalism & Communications from Point Park College (Pittsburgh, PA). Originally from Pennsylvania, Cheryl lived in the Washington, DC area for 15 years prior to relocating to the Maine coast. Cheryl’s website is http://www.cherylrauphotography.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery offers monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. Light Space & Time’s intention is to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these artists. Their online gallery website can be viewed here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458
888-490-3530
info@lightspacetime.com
http://www.lightspacetime.com

Knightmare on Wall Street, Knight Capital Story, Available at KnightmareonWallStreet Website

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Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Proudly Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

Mr. Edgar Perez

New York City, NY, USA (August 13, 2013) — “What a book! Who knew that a trading error at a Jersey City firm could end up being so interesting? One year ago, the mother of all electronic trading debacles scared Wall Street, when sophisticated trading outfit Knight Capital erroneously launched thousands of orders that led it to accumulate an impossible $7 billion position.” That’s how ModernFinanceReport.com kicks off its review of Edgar Perez’s book, with the headline “Trading firms would do well to heed lessons in testing and crisis management.”

Edgar Perez, the celebrated author of The Speed Traders, announced the release of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, exclusively available at http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com, book that provides a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following their August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding Knight Capital’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company.

The firm, founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet in 1995, had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading. The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the largest one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure problems could almost instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest.

Thomas Joyce, CEO of Knight Capital since 2002 and an unapologetic advocate of electronic trading, had been scornful of those companies that struggled to keep up with ever-changing stock markets. So it was certainly shocking that at 9:30 A.M. on August 1, 2012, right after the markets opened for the day, Knight Capital began issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market, due to an error in installing new software. No rogue trader or regulatory change; operational risk was passing the bill to Knight Capital and becoming the biggest risk in the financial markets.

Knight Capital announced later a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

While Knight Capital was back in the game, its limping recovery quickly prompted hungry competitors to bid for the entire company. On December 19, 2012, the board decided to accept an acquisition proposal from GETCO rather than Virtu Financial. For GETCO, acquiring Knight Capital represented a gigantic fast forward step. For Knight Capital, it was the end of its wild ride as an independent entity.

Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate the firm to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor.

Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat: Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai). He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
516-761-4712
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Secrets of the Knight Revealed at Book Launch Party in New York City for Knightmare on Wall Street

Mr. Edgar Perez

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Proudly Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York City, NY, USA (August 13, 2013) — A book launch party is planned in New York City for Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets. Now exclusively available at http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com, Knightmare on Wall Street provides a fascinating account of what it took to elevate Knight Capital to the cusp of the retail investing revolution of the late 1990s, to struggle through booms and busts, and to bring the firm down, to end up ultimately being ignominiously bought up by a competitor.

Edgar Perez, the celebrated author of The Speed Traders (http://www.TheSpeedTraders.com) and global speaker on the topics of high-frequency trading (HFT) and investing, brings again a masterpiece for the trading and investing class with this thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following its August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding Knight Capital’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company.

The firm, founded by Kenneth Pasternak and Walter Raquet in 1995, had seen its fortunes change as U.S. regulators made a series of changes in the structure of financial markets and computers were progressively expanding their share of trading. The Flash Crash, the infamous 1,000 point drop of the DJIA on May 6, 2010 (the largest one-day point decline in history), illustrated how market structure problems could almost instantaneously cascade from one market participant to the rest.

Thomas Joyce, CEO of Knight Capital since 2002 and an unapologetic advocate of electronic trading, had been scornful of those companies that struggled to keep up with ever-changing stock markets. So it was certainly shocking that at 9:30 A.M. on August 1, 2012, right after the markets opened for the day, Knight Capital began issuing an unprecedented number of erroneous orders into the market, due to an error in installing new software. No rogue trader or regulatory change; operational risk was passing the bill to Knight Capital and becoming the biggest risk in the financial markets.

Knight Capital announced later a staggering loss of $440 million. What followed after this shocking announcement were several rounds of desperate conversations with a number of vulture players who had smelled opportunity and were readying themselves to pick up bargain-priced pieces. On August 6, 2012, Joyce confirmed that Knight Capital had struck a deal with Jefferies, TD Ameritrade, Blackstone, GETCO, Stephens, and Stifel Financial, staving off collapse days after the trading mishap.

While Knight Capital was back in the game, its limping recovery quickly prompted hungry competitors to bid for the entire company. On December 19, 2012, the board decided to accept an acquisition proposal from GETCO rather than Virtu Financial. For GETCO, acquiring Knight Capital represented a gigantic fast forward step. For Knight Capital, it was the end of its wild ride as an independent entity.

Perez (http://www.MrEdgarPerez.com) is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat: Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai). He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
516-761-4712
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Loss of $104M in Q2 for KCG Holdings, Knight Capital and GETCO, Star of Knightmare on Wall Street

Mr. Edgar Perez

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop 2012, Proudly Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York City, NY, USA (August 13, 2013) — Bloomberg reported that Getco and Knight Capital lost money last quarter as the trading firms were completing a merger prompted by Knight’s brush with bankruptcy a year ago. KCG Holdings, as the firm formed by the July 1 union is known, said in a statement that Getco’s second-quarter net loss totaled $72.9 million and Knight’s loss was $30.8 million. Getco’s sales fell 16 percent from a year earlier to $118 million, while Knight’s revenue rose 25 percent to $315 million.

Excluding $61 million in expenses related to the merger along with writedowns, restructuring charges and finance commitment fees, Getco’s pretax loss was $8.9 million. Getco’s market-making unit produced a loss of $2 million on $118 million in revenue, compared with profit of $9.7 million and sales of $136 million a year earlier. The execution-services business, which provides trading services to clients, improved revenue from a year earlier while posting a bigger loss. Sales rose 41 percent to $13 million, and the loss widened to $2.9 million from $1.5 million. Knight’s market-making profit amounted to $50 million in the second quarter, an increase from $5.9 million a year earlier.

Edgar Perez, the celebrated author of The Speed Traders, just released Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, exclusively available at http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com, book that provides a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following their August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding Knight Capital’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company.

“The book goes into great detail when it analyses the backstories of the main characters involved in the company starting with founders Ken Pasternak and Walter Raquet, CEO Tom Joyce (known as T.J. since his Harvard days) and vulture bidders Daniel Coleman from GETCO and Vincent Viola from Virtu. While other books lose many people early, Perez whets readers’ appetites early by hitting the ground running in chapter one focusing on the chaos that ensued Knight’s infamous trades at the opening.”

“Perez does a tremendous job in making the histories of all of the people and companies involved as easy to digest as possible; peg orders are arguably not an easy concept to explain. Again – excellent book, but readers have to invest some time slogging through the first 25% of the book to get back to the action. As soon as Joyce comes back to the office after surgery and realizes the extent of the challenges ahead, all hell breaks loose and things start to get very exciting again.”

Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat: Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai). He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
516-761-4712
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Winning (GETCO), Losing (Virtu) and Spurned (Citadel) Knight Suitors at Knightmare on Wall Street

Mr. Edgar Perez

Edgar Perez, Author, The Speed Traders, and Course Director, The Speed Traders Workshop, Proudly Introduces Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, a Behind-the-scenes Look at Knight Capital’s 17 years of Tumultuous Existence as an Independent Company.

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New York City, NY, USA (August 13, 2013) — Edgar Perez, the celebrated author of The Speed Traders, follows in its tradition of stellar shows with the release of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets, exclusively available at http://www.KnightmareonWallStreet.com, book that provides a thrilling minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following their August 1, 2012 trading debacle, with news-breaking research regarding Knight Capital’s 17 years of tumultuous existence as an independent company.

Knightmare on Wall Street’s rich cast of characters includes the winning, losing and spurned suitors of Knight Capital:

The Winning Suitor, GETCO
* Stephen Schuler, Co-founder
* Dan Tierney, Co-founder
* Daniel Coleman, Chief Executive Officer
* Bill Ford, Chief Executive Officer of General Atlantic, GETCO’s biggest investor

The Losing (yet Profitable) Suitor, Virtu Financial
* Vincent Viola, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
* Chris Concannon, Partner
* Dick Grasso, “unofficial adviser”, and former Chairman of the New York Stock Exchange

The Spurned Suitor, Citadel
* Ken Griffin, Founder and Chief Executive Officer
* Tom Miglis, Chief Information Officer
* Jamil Nazarali, Senior Managing Director, Head of Citadel Execution Services
* Matt Cushman, Senior Managing Director
* Noel Dalzell, Vice President, Head of Strategy and New Product Development
* Matthew Taback, Mark Stehli, John Kane and Michael Donofrio, Trader, former Knight employees
* Kristen Benza, Vice President

Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert in the specialized area of high-frequency trading. He is author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World, published in English by McGraw-Hill Inc. (2011), published in Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Investasi Super Kilat: Pandangan Orang dalam tentang Fenomena Baru Frekuensi Tinggi yang Mentransformasi Dunia Investasi, published in Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). Perez is course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, How High Frequency Traders Leverage Profitable Strategies to Find Alpha in Equities, Options, Futures and FX (Hong Kong, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Warsaw, Kiev, New York, Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai). He contributes to The New York Times and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
516-761-4712
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com