“Karina Sings”: A Concert Bringing Awareness Surrounding Special Needs Children and their Families

Free Admission. Donations support Karinia’s Expressive Arts Therapy program for disabled children in Baltimore City and County.The concert will be held in Mays Chapel UM Church 11911 Jenifer Road, Timonium, MD 21093 on Sunday April 13th at 4pm.

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Timonium, MD, USA (March 31, 2014) — Goucher College Students’ A Capella Group, Red Hot Blue will preform on April 13th; two Opera singers from NYC, Edgar Jaramillo – Tenor, and Evelyn Thatcher – Soprano will sing areas and duets by Puccini, Verdi, and F. Lehar.

The Admission is Free. Donations support Karinia’s Expressive Arts Therapy program for disabled children in Baltimore City and County.The concert will be held in Mays Chapel UM Church 11911 Jenifer Road, Timonium, MD 21093 on Sunday April 13th at 4pm.

The mission of Karina Association to improve the quality of life for special needs children and young adults through professional services, advocacy and heightened public awareness. Our goal is to maximize the strengths and potential of children and young adults with special needs by bringing together dedicated families with outstanding professionals and volunteers to provide specialized therapy programs and family respite support. Karina Association was founded in 2009 by Biliana Borimetchkova to raise public awareness surrounding disabled children and young adults that come from low and moderate income families. Karina Association was created to fill an unmet need in the community of Baltimore City and the surrounding area. Karina is one of the few organizations in Maryland that practices the multi-disciplinary Expressive Arts Therapy Model.

Media Contact:
Biliana Borimetchkova
Karina Association
11911 Jenifer Rd.,
Timonium, MD 21093
443-928-0542
biliana@karinaassociation.org
http://www.karina-association.org

Think Most Immigrants Eventually Adapt to America? New Memoir Tells of Two Whose Experience Was Bumpy, Funny, and Painfully Poignant

In a world filled with memoirs, “Eat Now; Talk Later” is truly different. Unlike most memoirs, which focus on the tragic and the dysfunctional, “Eat Now” shows the how the telling of family stories builds loyalty, mutual understanding, and kinship.

Eat Now Talk Later - Book Cover

New York, NY, USA (March 31, 2014) — Ten years ago, author James Vescovi began collecting stories about his unusual grandparents. While they lived in the modern world, their minds remained stuck in a medieval Italian farming culture. The newly published “Eat Now; Talk Later” features 52 hilarious and poignant stories about immigrants in New York who were stumped by telephones, banks, fast food, TV wrestling, and supermarkets.

When Tony and Desolina Vescovi arrived in America in 1929, they collided with the 20th century. They’d been born around 1900 in farming communities where little had changed for hundreds of years. It was up to their only child, a son, to serve as their shepherd, and it wasn’t easy For example, how to explain that his job was taking him and his family 700 miles away when, in their day, sons stayed put to work the family farm? Or that it wasn’t wise to hide $10,000 in the bedroom? Or you needed bring cash to the hospital to pay your bill?

Not only is the subject of the book original, but so is the way it is written. Tony and Desolina’s life is recounted through stories recalling incidents and ideas that reveal their character. Several of the stories have already appeared in print in publications such as The New York Times, Creative Nonfiction, Newsday, and Ancestry Magazine.

“I could never have written a traditional, birth-to-death memoir of my grandparents,” says Vescovi. “They were not famous and did nothing that we might deem extraordinary, like invent a successful product or argue before the U.S. Supreme Court. Instead, like most of us, they lived quiet, anonymous lives. Yet, how do we tell others about remarkable family members-through story.”

Vescovi’s collection-the full title is “Eat Now; Talk Later: 52 True Tales of Family, Feasting, and the American Dream” – began with his father. He traveled around the world as a pharmaceutical executive and he returned home with amazing stories. He was a born storyteller. He also told tales about his childhood with Tony and Desolina in New York, which the author collected. The book also contains a scrapbook of family photos and recipes.

According to Vescovi, the book’s title comes from his grandmother, who disliked conversation during meals. “To her, eating was sacred. Conversing while eating tortellini was like talking loudly during mass. You just didn’t do it.” Vescovi is quick to point out that while the tales have an Italian flavor, they have a universal quality about them. “We all have relatives like my grandparents. Part of my goal in writing ‘Eat Now; Talk Later’ is to encourage people ferret out and collect their own precious family stories.”

Eat Now; Talk Later” is also a book for modern, busy people. Stories can be read before bed, on a lunch hour, or waiting in line. “They can even be shared with friends who complain they have enough to read,” says the author.

To read an excerpt, hear an author interview, buy the book, and see one-of-a-kind photos, visit the author’s web site at eatnowtalklater.com.

Media Contact:
James Vescovi
Vescovi LLC
646-398-4628
jsv922@yahoo.it
http://www.eatnowtalklater.com

4th Annual “Figurative” Art Competition Announced by Gallery

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces the 4th Annual “Figurative” Juried Art Competition for the month of April 2014.

Jupiter, FL, USA (March 26, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces the 4th Annual “Figurative” Juried Art Competition for the month of April 2014. The gallery urges all 2D artists to submit their best “Figurative” art for possible inclusion into the gallery’s May 2014 online group art exhibition.

The gallery would like for all 2D artists (including photography) to send us your best interpretation of the theme “Figurative” by depicting the human form or human features. “Figurative” is considered to be figures, forms and faces. We will accept art on this subject that is either representational or abstract, but please, do not submit any erotic art.

A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of May 2014. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places and in addition 5 artists will be recognized with Honorable Mention awards. Depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, these winning categories may be expanded and there also may be Special Merit and Special Recognition awards posted as well. The submission process and the deadline is April 26, 2014.

Winning artists of the “Figurative” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcements, and social media marketing in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments. In addition, there will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement and hopefully to help drive traffic back to the artist’s website. Figurative artists should provide us with your best art and apply online here: http://www.lightspacetime.com.

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time’s intention 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 worldwide artists. The art 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

UK Budget March 2014 and QROPS for Final Salary Pensions

If you are in a Final Salary scheme you need to act now! Or you may be sorry, as time is running out!

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ZURICH, Switzerland (March 26, 2014) — Given this budget is in the run up to the next election in 2015. As normal it is a sweetener, and lots of smoke and mirrors.

After the smoke has cleared however, if you are in a Final Salary, also known as a Defined Benefit pension scheme. Take note the option to transfer to a QROPS is to be removed.

Combine this with the Government’s announcement that it intends to abolish tax allowances for non UK residents. So pension benefits you take in the UK would be taxed up to the full rate of 50%, on the whole amount. The future looks bleak if you are in a Final Salary scheme but no longer live in the UK.

The pension reforms that were announced are likely to encourage a lot more people to look at QROPS as a very attractive alternative to leaving their pensions in the UK.

Moving your UK pension arrangements to a QROPS if suitable given your own particular circumstances, can only improve your position.

Most importantly, once moved to a QROPS you have control over your money. If left in your UK pension arrangement it is highly likely that additional constraints will be put in place which will adversely affect you.

If you have a UK pension and have left the UK, or are considering a QROPS transfer, contact Waterstone Investment Associates.

For further details contact, Email: information@qropsusa.net, or visit their website: http://www.waterstone-investment-associates.com.

Media Contact:
John M Pye
Waterstone Investment Associates Inc.
Swiss Post Box: 100988
Zürcherstrasse 161
CH – 8010 Zürich
+44 (0)2921251957
jmpye@waterstone-qrops.com
http://www.waterstone-investment-associates.com

URALCHEM Increased its Investments to $174 Million in 2013

In 2013 URALCHEM’s investments in development reached $174 million, an increase of 5.5% compared to the previous year.

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Moscow, Russia (March 21, 2014) — In 2013 URALCHEM‘s investments in development reached $174 million, an increase of 5.5% compared to the previous year. $84 million was spent on the implementation of investment projects, $77 million was spent on capital investments in equipment upgrades and $13 million was allocated for capitalized repairs.

The company’s plant in Kirovo-Chepetsk made the biggest contribution to the development investments – $46 million. The main areas of investment in the plant included building facilities for the production of new products, as well as reconstruction of existing facilities to increase production of mineral fertilizers and chemical products. In particular, work was continued on the project to create a new product, calcium nitrate. Another completed project was the increase in the capacity of one of the two units of nitric acid, which had originally started in 2012. Work was begun to increase the capacity of the second nitric acid unit and work continued to increase the capacity of the ammonia unit.

The investments by the “Azot” plant in Berezniki totalled $41 million. The main areas of investment were projects aimed at increasing output and reducing raw material consumption. Major work was carried out on units of production of ammonia, urea and nitric acid. $26 million was spent on the development of the plant in Perm. Most of the funds were allocated to a large-scale programme of modernization of the ammonia unit. The implementation of this project will increase production and reduce raw material consumption. The total capital investments of the plant in Voskresenks amounted to more than $13 million, which was spent on the development of new products.

The company’s major infrastructure project for the year was the completion and launch of the fertilizer handling terminal at the port of Riga in the fourth quarter of 2013. The terminal has a capacity of 2 million tonnes per year. The total investment for this project was about $78 million, $34 million of which was spent in 2013. Also in 2013, the company continued increasing the number of units in its own rolling stock, extending its life and modernizing it.

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM OJSC, commented, “In 2013, URALCHEM continued to implement a long-term investment programme aimed at the technical upgrade of existing facilities. The main goal of the programme is to increase production and to improve the efficiency of technological processes, reducing rates of raw materials consumption and improving the environmental safety of production.”

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URALCHEM, OJSC
Tel: +7 (495) 721 89 89
Email: 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.

LinkOptimizer for Adobe InDesign Improves Transparency Handling in TIFFs

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.8.11, a maintenance update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. LinkOptimizer allows to reduce the size of InDesign links and speed up processing by eliminating excess image data. It also performs image adjustments such as color conversion and sharpening, converts file formats and more. The new version preserve transparency when converting image formats to TIFF and addresses some monochrome image issues on German systems.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (March 20, 2014) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer 4.8.11, a compatibility update to its popular workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Awarded 4 out of 5 starts by Computer Arts magazine, LinkOptimizer automates complex image manipulation tasks allowing to significantly reduce the size of InDesign links, save processing time and reduce production costs.

The new version preserves transparency when converting image formats to TIFF, which is especially helpful for users who need to convert layered Photoshop (PSD) files and resave TIFF images with different compression settings. The update also ensures that the correct image resolution is set for monochrome images on German operating system and addresses some other minor issues.

“LinkOptimizer makes cutting huge linked images down to size a cinch,” says Computer Arts. “For those wanting to quickly optimize their images and cut down on processing time, LinkOptimizer is a very smart choice.”

LinkOptimizer works automatically with Adobe Photoshop to eliminate the excess image data of InDesign links, perform essential image adjustments and convert image formats. For example, with just a click of a button users can:

scale and crop images to match their dimensions in InDesign,
-change their resolution to 300 dpi,
-convert RGB images to CMYK,
-apply color profile,
-resave JPEG images as TIFF,
-run a Photoshop Action on each image,
-reimport images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position.

As a result, users can save gigabytes of disk space and countless hours of optimizing images manually, accelerate document output, reduce job turnaround, and cut costs through faster processing.

Pricing and Availability:
LinkOptimizer can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$259.95 (Light version: $179.95) as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. The update is free for LinkOptimizer 4.x users and $130 to upgrade from previous versions. LinkOptimizer is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.9 and works with Adobe InDesign and Photoshop CS3-CC.

About Zevrix Solutions

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

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

Light Space & Time Ranked Most Popular Online Art Competition Website

Light Space & Time

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) is extremely pleased to announce that as of March 15, 2014, that it was ranked by Alexa.com as the highest and most popular online art competition gallery on the web.

Alexa Ranking - Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery

Jupiter, FL, USA (March 19, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery (LST) is extremely pleased to announce that as of March 15, 2014, that it was ranked by Alexa.com as the highest and most popular online art competition gallery on the web. Through this ranking, it shows that LST provides the greatest and most far reaching exposure for any artists who participate and place in any of their online art competitions.

This world ranking was measured against 20 of the most popular online art competition art galleries throughout the world by Alexa.com. Alexa is the leading provider of free, global web metrics. Anyone can search Alexa to discover the most successful sites on the web by keyword, category, or country.

The main benefit to an artist who competes, has their art chosen and is displayed on the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery website is that LST has the most far reaching and greatest coverage for its artists and art competition participants. The LST website, through its promotions, social media marketing and online marketing generates more visitors and page views than any other online art competition gallery.

Recently, it was reported that the LST gallery had more than 1,500, 000 page views. This milestone was achieved through a total of 571,000 visits to the LST website and it was attained through 405,000 Unique Visitors. This report is posted and is live on the LST website and can be viewed through this link: http://www.lightspacetime.com/newsletter/lst-gives-best-exposure-for-artists-per-alexa-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

Frances Marino is in Gallery’s Artist Showcase

Light Space & Time

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is proud to announce that Frances Marino is the Gallery’s new featured artist.

Frances Marino Artist Showcase

Jupiter, FL, USA (March 15, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is proud to announce that Frances Marino is the Gallery’s new featured artist. Frances was originally born in Buffalo New York and in 1974 she moved to Boulder Colorado in order to live in the wide open spaces. 30 years later, in 2005, her life would take a turn into the art world.

In 2005, Frances began to think what she would like to do when she would retire in 10 years’ time. She realized that art was always something that she had enjoyed dabbling in, by going to art shows and art openings. With that realization, she decided to take a couple of drawing classes at the local Front Range Community College by starting out with a watercolor class. From that experience, Frances decided to take a pastel class at the Colorado Art Academy and with that, pastels quickly became her favorite medium.

In 2008 Frances decided that she wanted to expand into abstracts and she took a class with the artist Gwen Fox, thus, it was her first experience with acrylics which she tends to use more of these days.

Frances tells this story about her art, “Someone told me once that I will never be famous because my art is all over the place without a certain style and people will not be able to recognize my art. Being famous is not my goal. My goal is to create pieces of art that people would love to hang on their walls. So I continue to paint what moves me and I never know how the painting will turn out until I am finished with it. But then again, I can’t say if one of my paintings is ever finished or whether it is just abandoned for the moment.”

She continues her thoughts, “The world of art has been a great place to land for my next career with even I not knowing where my next painting will come from or how it will show up on the canvas. I find it’s all a mystery to me.” Frances’s website is http://www.frances-marino.artistwebsites.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

Illegal Alien Suing Emergency Crews That Saved His Life Should Be Deported

ALIPAC is calling for the federal government to do its job to protect American citizens from harm and exploitation by enforcing the existing laws and deporting Roy Ortiz who recently appeared on Fox News regarding his lawsuit against first responders who had saved his life from flood waters.

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Raleigh, NC, USA (March 13, 2014) — Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) Press@alipac.us / (866) 703-0864

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is calling for the federal government to do its job to protect American citizens from harm and exploitation by enforcing the existing laws and deporting Roy Ortiz who recently appeared on Fox News regarding his lawsuit against first responders who had saved his life from flood waters.

Gretchen Carlson of Fox News outed Roy Ortiz as an illegal immigrant live on air after Ortiz’s attorney confessed he was in the country illegally during a break. The video is being distributed by ALIPAC at this link….

illegal immigrant sues rescuers that saved his life from flood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBV6uEjL-OQ

“Roy Ortiz shows how alien and exploitative many illegal immigrants in America are,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “Many are here to take as much as they can any way they can using a criminal culture that is rife with fraud and deception while at the same time lacking many of the values Americans hold dear. The fact an illegal alien is suing the men and women who risked their lives to save him from flood waters shows an example of much broader trends and attitudes among illegal immigrants.”

William Gheen and ALIPAC manage the world’s largest archive of information in existence on the topic of illegal immigration and illegal immigrants which is found at http://www.ALIPAC.us since 2004.

Numerous news stories and comments are documented on the site each week proving the deadly and costly consequences of the non enforcement of America’s existing border and immigration laws by the Executive Branch under Bush and now Obama.

Illegal immigrants are killing American citizens, stealing taxpayer resources, stealing strategic metals from private and public entities, taking over empty homes from home owners, engaging in identity theft and document fraud that harms American citizens, and now filing frivolous and derogatory lawsuits just like Roy Ortiz.

“We need to keep telling more American citizens the story of Roy Ortiz so they will understand that this is the kind of illegal immigrant Obama and many Republicans want in the country for cheap labor and cheap votes!” said William Gheen. “Roy Ortiz and millions of illegal aliens like him are here in America to take everything they can get their hands on through legal, illegal, fraudulent, and unscrupulous means!”

Unlike the illegal alien Roy Ortiz, William Gheen is no longer allowed on Fox News because he opposes immigration reform amnesty for illegal immigrants which is supported by Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch.

For more information about illegal immigration, illegal immigrants, crimes, terrorism, and the corporate sponsored invasion of America or to schedule interviews with William Gheen please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

IAPAM Announces Next Date for Physician hCG Training: April 4 2014

The IAPAM announces the next date for its respected Physician hCG and non-hCG Medical Weight Management Training seminar, April 4, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (March 12, 2014) — Physicians are cognizant of the increasing number of patients they manage, who are overweight or obese. Offering a medically supervised weight management program is essential to meeting their patients’ needs, as well as providing a non-insurance based revenue stream to practices. To support physicians, the IAPAM announces the next date for its respected Physician hCG and non-hCG Medical Weight Management Training seminar, April 4, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.

To support physicians in adding a medical weight management programs to their practices, like hCG for weight loss (the hCG diet), the IAPAM has developed the Clean Start hCG Weight Loss Program to assist physicians in helping their obese and overweight patients realize their weight loss goals. It is a comprehensive and complete weight loss program that includes:

– Detailed IAPAM hCG Program Protocols
– Patient selection criteria
– Common medical hCG contraindications
– Consent forms, medical history forms
– Patient PowerPoint presentations for the waiting room
– Phone scripts & call logs for your staff
– Legal/Insurance considerations, and current FDA status
– hCG ordering information and special pharmaceutical hCG pricing
– Special hCG Facebook discussion forum
– VLCD/LCD diet programs
– Meal replacement diet programs
– Ketogenic based diet programs
– Utilizing B6/B12 injections in weight loss
– Using prescription appetite suppressants in weight loss
– Metabolism testing as a profit center
– Non-invasive body contouring, using Radio Frequency (RF) energy
– Listing of one’s hCG Clinic in the IAPAM’s hCG Diet Clinic Directory

The IAPAM’s Clean Start hCG for Weight Loss program includes physician training, physician materials, practice resources and patient tools. The Clean Start hCG for Weight Loss Patient Kit is a complete solution for one’s hCG patients. This industry-leading resource includes:

• Patient education DVD, that gives your patients an overview of the entire program, and answers the most common questions.
• Patient Guidebook, that explains the program in detail, including over 50 program tips, as well as over 20 pages on the all important “maintenance” phase of the program. It includes information on: portion size, the Glycemic Index, how to read a nutritional label, tips on how to combat emotional eating and cravings.
• Quick Tip Sheets giving your patient the most important tips and a take-away shopping list complete with calorie counts.
• Cookbook with over 50 recipes for all 3 phases of the weight loss program.
• Food Journal for your patients to record their daily food intake.

This patient tool was designed to answer the most common questions, saving physicians time, allowing them to see more patients, and generate more non-insurance based practice revenues.

What revenues can you expect to see by offering the IAPAM’s Clean Start Weight Loss program?

• See 10 weight loss patients/month = $176,000+/yr
• See 20 weight loss patients/month = $352,000+/yr
• See 30 weight loss patients/month = $529,000+/yr

With more than 60% of Americans overweight or obese, seeing 30 patients a month should not be a problem for most practices! The IAPAM’s new hCG Training video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-YGEQ0t0yw) outlines the IAPAM’s New Clean Start hCG Weight Loss program.

Register today for the April 4th, 2014 training session. To register or for more information, please visit http://www.iapam.com/physician-weight-loss-training-using-hormones or contact the IAPAM at 1-800-219-5108 ext 708.

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

The International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine is a voluntary global association of physicians and supporters, which sets standards for the aesthetic medical profession worldwide. The goal of the association is to offer education, ethical standards, credentialing, and member benefits to members around the globe. IAPAM membership is open to all licensed medical doctors (MDs), doctors of osteopathic medicine (DOs), dentists (DDSs/DMDs) physicians assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs). The IAPAM offers aesthetic medicine and hCG medical weight management programs, including: botox training, medical aesthetic training, laser training, physician hCG training, and aesthetic practice business training. Additional information about the association can be accessed through the IAPAM’s website (http://www.iapam.com) or by contacting:

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

How Much Could Maintaining Home Appliances and Systems Cost in 2014

TotalProtect Home Warranty shares average cost of annual repairs and replacements; warns most homeowners aren’t prepared.

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Fort Lauderdale, FL (March 11, 2014) — If a major home appliance or system unexpectedly breaks in 2014, do most homeowners know how much it would cost to repair or replace, and do they have the funds set aside? According to experts at TotalProtect, a home warranty company that aims to make home ownership easier, the answer is a resounding no and it could spell trouble for many in the coming year.

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“Our research shows more than 60 percent of homeowners feel that an expense of more than $2,000 would be devastating to their household finances, yet the annual cost of repairs is often much more,” said Steve Burnett, general manager and senior vice president of TotalProtect. “In addition to the financials, there is a great deal of stress that comes with finding the right service provider and trusting them to perform the job effectively and honestly.”

According to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and a Bloomberg report, the average age of consumer durable goods is the highest since 1962. This means homeowners are keeping their appliances longer than ever before – an average of 5.3 years – increasing the chance they could break from routine wear and tear.

“The best way to ensure financial stability is proper planning, said Emilio Escandon, CPA, principal-in-charge of the Northeast Region Tax Practice of national accounting firm MBAF. “Setting aside a designated amount each month so you are covered in the event of a major crisis is preferable as opposed to hoping for the best and then having to incur an unplanned expense. It’s a healthy budgeting habit and provides peace of mind simultaneously.”

“A home warranty is a great option for those who want to budget throughout the year and avoid a large, unplanned expense,” added Burnett. “The truth is, things break. Homeowners should ask themselves, ‘can I withstand these costs?’ If the answer is no, now’s the time to put a new plan in place.”

About TotalProtect Home Warranty:
TotalProtect Home Warranty provides a full selection of reliable home management plans. Consumers can purchase home warranty services directly from the company at http://www.totalprotect.com. In business since 1978 and headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., TotalProtect is a division of Cross Country Home Services.

Media Contact:
Sloane Fistel
Cross Country Home Services
1625 NW 136th Ave.,
Sunrise, FL 33323
305-967-6676
sloane.fistel@rbbpr.com
http://www.cchs.com

USDA Certifies New Cold Chain Technology at South Florida Logistics Center

First-of-its-kind, eco-friendly process extends the shelf-life of perishables arriving through South Florida.

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Coral Gables, FL (March 10, 2014) — Flagler Global Logistics, formerly South Florida Logistics Services, today announced its South Florida Logistics Center has received United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) approval for a revolutionary treatment process for fruits, vegetables and other perishable items. The new technology allows for better management of the “cold chain” to extend produce shelf life and quality, while the Miami-based entry point of the South Florida Logistics Center decreases the amount of time the products are in transport.

Industry reports cite nearly $35 billion of perishable foods are wasted annually, with nearly half of those losses due to temperature changes experienced in-transit between the grower and the grocer. Flagler Global Logistics’ new USDA-approved treatment process stabilizes the cold chain integrity by exposing fruits and vegetables to a more uniform temperature, vastly improving the quality of the products. Additionally, the new treatment’s filtration system makes the process more environmentally friendly.

“This new technology is a game changer for exporters looking to bring their produce to supermarket shelves in the United States,” said Chris Scott, President and CEO of Flagler Global Logistics. “With this cold chain infrastructure in place at the South Florida Logistics Center, our partners have a new gateway to the Southeast that allows them to get their product to market more quickly-adding at least a week or more to the product’s shelf life. It’s a true competitive advantage, aiding our economy’s growth while saving exporters and grocers time and money.”

The South Florida Logistics Center officially opened for business in October 2013. Located adjacent to the Miami International Airport, the 200-acre intermodal logistics complex offers world-class cargo handling including unprecedented multimodal transportation access, Foreign Trade Zone advantages and refrigerated cargo options.

The Logistic Center’s first building, a 170,000-square-foot facility, is now fully operational including 60,000 square feet of refrigerated space.

With more than two million square feet of Class-A warehouse and distribution space at full build out, the South Florida Logistics Center offers flexible space options with existing space from 12,000 to 275,000 square feet and build-to-suit space. Conveniently located adjacent to the Miami International Airport with exclusive rail connectivity to PortMiami, Port Everglades and Florida East Coast Railway’s intermodal yard, South Florida Logistics Center significantly reduces transit times and transportation costs for importers and exporters looking to reach end-users throughout Florida, the U.S.A., Latin America and the Caribbean. The Center also offers convenient access to all major highways, including I-95, I-75, Florida Turnpike, US 41 and US 27.

For more information about the South Florida Logistics Center, visit http://www.sflcmia.com, or to schedule a property tour, contact Chris Sutton, SIOR or Robert Richter at (305) 460-7270.

About Flagler Global Logistics
Flagler Global Logistics, formerly South Florida Logistics Services, is a worldwide logistics company that provides a full suite of integrated supply chain management services, including consolidation and deconsolidation, multimodal transportation, warehouse management, Foreign Trade Zone, and dry and refrigerated cargo services, as well as flexible real estate solutions. Flagler Global Logistics has exclusive connectivity to South Florida’s busiest ports and airport, which provides clients a competitive advantage when importing and exporting goods. The Company owns strategic assets throughout Florida, including approximately 1 million square feet of warehouse space and additionally 1,500 acres of well-located developable land suitable for 24 million square feet of industrial development. Headquartered in Coral Gables, Fla., Flagler Global Logistics is a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.flaglergl.com.

About Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.
Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. (FECI) is one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service commercial real estate, transportation, and infrastructure companies. Headquartered in Coral Gables, Fla., FECI has a rich history dating back over a century. Mr. Henry Flagler first established a predecessor company in 1892, which became a pioneer in the development of Florida’s eastern coast. Today, FECI continues to transform Florida as the parent company to four distinct business lines including Flagler, a full-service commercial real estate company; All Aboard Florida, the United States’ first privately owned and operated intercity passenger rail system; Flagler Global Logistics, an integrated logistics company that offers a wide range of logistics services and real estate solutions; and Parallel Infrastructure, a leader in third-party Right of Way (ROW) investments and management services. FECI is owned by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC. For more information, visit http://www.feci.com.

Media Contact:
Kathleen Rodriguez
Florida East Coast Industries
305-520-2306
kathleen.rodriguez@feci.com

3rd Annual “All Women” Art Competition Announced by Gallery

Light Space & Time

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an “All Women” Juried Art Competition for the month of March 2014.

All Women Art Competition

Jupiter, FL, USA (March 9, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an “All Women” Juried Art Competition for the month of March 2014. The gallery urges all 2D (women only) artists to submit their best art for possible inclusion into the gallery’s April 2014 online group exhibition.

The gallery would like to be able to exhibit only the best art that is submitted by women artists only. Women can submit any 2D media, (Including photography) in any style and about any subject matter. Women are encouraged to submit their art regardless of where they reside and 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 April 2014. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places and in addition 5 artists will be recognized with Honorable Mention awards. Depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, these winning categories may be expanded and there also may be Special Merit and Special Recognition awards posted as well. The submission process and the deadline is March, 27, 2014.

Winning artists of the “All Women” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity and promotion in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcements, and social media marketing in order to make the art world aware of the artist’s accomplishments. In addition, there will also be links back to the artist’s website as part of this achievement and hopefully to help drive traffic back to the artist’s website. Women artists should provide us with your best art and 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

Output Factory Server for Adobe InDesign Improves Image Color Management

Zevrix Solutions announces Output Factory Server 1.0.10, a feature update to its output workflow automation solution for Adobe InDesign. Output Factory Server automates printing and exporting from InDesign by processing files from watched hot folders. The software offloads output tasks to a central system leaving operator workstations free from the output process. The new version lets users create large format JPEG files and improves color management of exported images.

Zevrix Solutions

Toronto (ON), Canada (March 7, 2014) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of Output Factory Server 1.0.10, a feature update to its 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 new version lets users create large format JPEG images that exceed the file size limitations imposed by InDesign. This improvement has been achieved by using intermediate PDF files as the image source instead of InDesign’s direct JPEG export. In addition, the new update lets users embed document’s color profile to preserve the original image color values in exported TIFF and JPEG files.

Under Output Factory Server workflow, production artists, prepress operators and designers simply copy InDesign jobs to hot folders that reside on a network. Users can create hot folders for any type of output – for example hi-res PDF, large format printing, EPUB files and so on. Output Factory Server offers the following key features:

Print and export InDesign files automatically from watched hot folders
-Support for print, PDF, PostScript, EPS, JPEG, Flash, EPUB and other formats
-Supports unlimited users on a network
-Export as single pages
Layer versioning: output specific layers and their combinations as single files
-Variable output file names
-Preflight files before output
-Automatic e-mail notifications of process stages and errors

Pricing and Availability:
Output Factory Server can be purchased from Zevrix web site for US$699.95, as well as from authorized resellers. Trial is also available for download. BatchOutput Server users can upgrade for $349.97. Output Factory Server runs on Mac OS X 10.6-10.9 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.

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

Eye Tracking helps Internet Marketing and Online Advertising

Using the latest Eye Tracking equipment Vancouver area company I-METRIX can now help answer many questions using eye tracking technology samples of the webpage and ad can be viewed by test participants and their eyes tracked as they progress through the website.

I-Metrix

Vancouver, BC, Canada (March 6, 2014) — Many companies and marketing managers invest in Internet marketing and online advertising, however they are not sure how the viewers will react to their adverts.

Banner blindness is a term used where viewers never see the ad due to them learning how to tune out items they consider advertising and that might slow them down with their endeavours. This can happen when a viewer is looking for particular information and goes directly to the area they are looking for.

Several factors can be involved that affect the success of online banner type ads.

Is this the right type of website to advertise on; are their visitors likely candidates for your offering?

What is the best position for the ad is it the Leader Board a Tower Ad or other position?

Are there too many ads competing for traffic on the page, is the webpage too busy with other information to distract the viewer.

Does the ad contrast with the webpage? Do animations in the ad help or deter the viewer.

Is the ad positioned above or below the page fold, or is it rarely seen.

If paying for impressions only it is critical that the ad at least gets seen. Will changing the ad style or even moving to a text ad improve the investment?

If images are involved will changing them to a different image improve click trough rates?

Many of these questions are difficult to answer often when low click trough rates are blamed on the website used for advertising and it could well be one of many other factors.

Using the latest Eye Tracking equipment Vancouver area company I-METRIX (http://www.I-Metrix.ca) can now help answer many of these questions using eye tracking technology samples of the webpage and ad can be viewed by test participants and their eyes tracked as they progress through the website. Tasks are often given to the participants and real time data and reports are generated. Often different scenarios can be created to determine which the most effective promotion for the campaign is. Similar services are offered by I-METRIX for customers that place advertising in video applications.

Media Contact:
Julian Grace
I-METRIX.CA
604-800-7535
info@i-metrix.ca
http://www.i-metrix.ca

Parallel Infrastructure Appoints Industry Veteran Yannis Macheras as President of Telecommunications

Parallel Infrastructure LLC, a leading right-of-way (ROW) management and infrastructure development company, today announced the appointment of Yannis Macheras as President of the company’s Telecommunications Infrastructure business.

Parallel Infrastructure Logo

Coral Gables, FL (March 3, 2014) — Parallel Infrastructure LLC, a leading right-of-way (ROW) management and infrastructure development company, today announced the appointment of Yannis Macheras as President of the company’s Telecommunications Infrastructure business. In this capacity, Macheras will be responsible for building on the momentum that Parallel has established in this business segment, and further accelerating its tower portfolio growth plans.

Macheras has worked in the telecommunications industry for 15 years, serving in diverse executive positions at American Tower Corporation (AMT), and brings a wealth of industry knowledge, insight and experience to Parallel’s operations. Macheras joined AMT in its early days and played a large part in helping to create a global leader in the wireless communications infrastructure industry. His success with AMT includes establishing a strong back-office, ensuring the successful integration of SpectraSite into AMT in 2005, leading several distinct geographic regions as a VP/GM, consolidating and leading AMT’s Managed Sites rooftop business and overseeing tower development in Latin America.

“Yannis’ global leadership experience will be an invaluable asset as we accelerate our pace and fill the market need for increased capacity and coverage in the wireless communications arena,” said Frank Chechile, CEO of Parallel Infrastructure. “He will continue to foster Parallel’s focus on speed and agility in the tower development space.”

Macheras holds a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from Tulane University.

Parallel Infrastructure continues to expand its management portfolio, which spans more than 2,100 miles of ROW across 22 states, as well as strengthen its relationships with carriers, executing new leases across the nation. “Building on our reputation to deliver carrier-grade infrastructure and under Macheras’ leadership, Parallel is well positioned to establish itself as a leading wireless communication infrastructure owner and operator in the United States,” Chechile added.

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About Parallel Infrastructure
Parallel Infrastructure LLC is national right-of-way (ROW) management and infrastructure development company that invests in and manages underutilized land assets along railroad and highway corridors, creating significant value for both public and private owners. The company’s capabilities include real estate management services, telecommunications, energy and outdoor advertising infrastructure development, and the implementation of innovative ROW uses that generate incremental income streams. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Parallel Infrastructure is a wholly owned subsidiary of Florida East Coast Industries, Inc. For more information, visit http://www.parallelinfrastructure.com.

About Florida East Coast Industries, Inc.
Florida East Coast Industries, LLC (FECI) is one of Florida’s oldest and largest full-service commercial real estate, transportation, and infrastructure companies. Headquartered in Coral Gables, Fla., FECI has a rich history dating back over a century. Mr. Henry Flagler first established a predecessor company in 1892, which became a pioneer in the development of Florida’s eastern coast. Today, FECI continues to transform Florida as the parent company to the following leading real estate, transportation, and infrastructure businesses within the state: Flagler, a full-service commercial real estate company; All Aboard Florida, the United States’ first privately owned, operated and maintained intercity passenger rail system; Flagler Global Logistics, an integrated logistics company that offers a wide range of logistics services and real estate solutions; and Parallel Infrastructure, a leader in third-party Right of Way (ROW) investments and management services. FECI is owned by private equity funds managed by affiliates of Fortress Investment Group LLC. For more information, visit http://www.feci.com.

Media Contacts:
Kristy Kennedy
rbb Public Relations
305-448-5839
kristy.kennedy@rbbpr.com

Kathleen Rodriguez
Florida East Coast Industries
305-520-2306
kathleen.rodriguez@feci.com

Amnesty Support Costs Pete Sessions Endorsement Changed To His Primary Opponent

ALIPAC is dropping the organization’s eight year endorsement of Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and endorsing his GOP primary opponent Katrina Pierson due to the release of activist videos showing Sessions supporting a form of amnesty for illegal immigrants similar to what Barack Obama has called for.

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)

Raleigh, NC, USA (March 3, 2014) — Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) Press@alipac.us / (866) 703-0864

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC is dropping the organization’s eight year endorsement of Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX) and endorsing his GOP primary opponent Katrina Pierson due to the release of activist videos showing Sessions supporting a form of amnesty for illegal immigrants similar to what Barack Obama has called for.

ALIPAC is now endorsing Pete Sessions’ GOP primary opponent Katrina Pierson because she has completed a survey pledging to support America’s existing border and immigration laws instead of any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants. (click here for survey)

“Pete Sessions had a lot of people really fooled into thinking he was a supporter of America’s existing border and immigration laws,” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “We were shocked to find out he is one of the Republican sellouts trying to change our existing laws to ‘accommodate’ and legalize millions of illegal aliens which would eventually permanently degrade America’s borders, laws, Constitution, and elections!”

ALIPAC has endorsed Congressman Pete Sessions since 2006 due to his strong grades with NumbersUSA and his prior commentaries about opposing amnesty for illegals and illegal immigration.

ALIPAC is dropping the endorsement for Congressman Pete Sessions due to activist videos just released that show Pete Sessions speaking at several town halls in 2013 making comments in support of John Boehner’s plan to legalize millions of illegal immigrants. (click here for videos)

Mathew Boyle of Breitbart News reports on March 1 that, “In the videos, Sessions frames his support for amnesty as granting legal status to illegal aliens who are not violent criminals-but somehow not citizenship, even though anyone who obtains a green card is allowed to eventually apply for citizenship. Sessions described such an amnesty as aiming to ‘accommodate’ illegal aliens.” (click for full article)

Americans in every state are being asked by ALIPAC to drop their support for Pete Sessions due to his support for Obama’s nation disrupting amnesty plans and to offer their support to Katrina Pierson in the 32nd Congressional District of Texas!

Congressman Pete Sessions has now been added to ALIPAC’s tracking list of 46 GOP members of Congress that support John Boehner’s plan to help Obama pass amnesty for millions of illegal aliens in America. ALIPAC wants strong GOP primary challengers to confront and defeat the Republican members of Congress on this list (click here).

For more information about ALIPAC’s fight against illegal immigration and against any form of amnesty for illegal immigrants or to schedule interviews, please visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

Eye Tracking Offers Insight into Website and Movie Viewing

Now with Real Time Eye Tracking you can exactly view their path and see what took their interest. Using the latest equipment, Vancouver area company I-METRIX, offers a sample user testing service providing complete viewer data reports. Parameters can be implemented to measure ease of navigation for the viewer to determine your desired results.

I-Metrix

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (March 3, 2014) — Many companies spend large portions of their budget to ensure customers come to their digital offering whether it be a Website, a Commercial or a Video.

After spending budgets on SEO, online or other methods, they feel “we have done our job to get the customers to view the media”.

But once at your website or other digital media do they find their way through the content to their goal? Perhaps they are looking for information, wishing to buy or are they taking a look at that special promotion?

Now with Real Time Eye Tracking you can exactly view their path and see what took their interest. Using the latest equipment, Vancouver area company I-METRIX (http://www.i-metrix.ca), offers a sample user testing service providing complete viewer data reports. Parameters can be implemented to measure ease of navigation for the viewer to determine your desired results.

Eye Tracking can offer a method to evaluate any project before it is launched allowing critical changes to be implemented, if needed, after testing.

Target areas can be implemented into the test whether it be a webpage or video to see how long a user viewed or fixated on the specific area and if they returned for multiple viewings.

Fixations and Saccades are recorded in real time showing flow and interest as well as the length of time they looked at the item. The Mouse is also tracked in the test and offers insights on areas clicked to move to a different page or offering.

Eye Tracking can offer an advantage over your competition that are maybe just launching media and hoping it is successful.

This relatively new technology definitely gets “inside the users head”.

Media Contact:
Julian Grace
I-METRIX.CA
604-800-7535
info@i-metrix.ca
http://www.i-metrix.ca

4th Annual CityScapes Online Art Exhibition Results Announced

Light Space & Time

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its March 2014 online art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to be viewed online.

CityScapes Online Art Exhibition

Jupiter, FL, USA (March 1, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is pleased to announce that its March 2014 online art exhibition is now posted on their website and is ready to be viewed online. The theme for this art exhibition is “CityScapes”. The gallery received a broad selection of 2D media from artists from around the world for this event.

An international online art competition was held in February 2014 which determined and judged the art for this exhibition. The gallery received and judged 547 entries from — 19 different countries from around the world and they also received entries from 33 different states.

Congratulations to all of the artists who have been designated as this month’s category winners, along with the winning Special Merit and the Special Recognition artists. The gallery commends all of the winning artists for their artistic skill and their creativity, as this online art exhibition is indicative of their creativity.

To proceed to the galleries 4th Annual “CityScapes” online art exhibition follow this link: http://www.lightspacetime.com/cityscapes-art-exhibition-march-2014.

Each month Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts themed online art competitions for 2D artists. All participating winners of each competition have their artwork exposed and promoted online through the online gallery to thousands of visitors each month. If you know of a talented 2D artist who may benefit from the exposure and the publicity that the gallery can provide to them, please forward this press release to them.

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