Distinctive Career Services Founder Michelle Dumas Named to NRWA Board of Directors

National Resume Writers’ Association names author of “101 Before and After Resume Examples” to Board of Directors as Experienced Business Owners Representative.

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Somersworth, NH, USA (April 29, 2014) — Distinctive Career Services LLC, career and resume consultants for professionals and executives for nearly 20 years, today announced that the firm’s founder, Michelle Dumas, has been named to the Board of Directors of the National Resume Writer’s Association (NRWA) as Experienced Business Owners Representative.

Dumas received the appointment after being voted in as Experienced Business Owners Representative by the NRWA membership. Dumas has been an active member of the NRWA since 1997, speaking at NRWA conferences and serving as a member of the NRWA Certification Advisory Board.

The NRWA is a nonprofit trade association dedicated to the support of professional resume writers. The Association is responsible for increasing market visibility for resume writers, promoting standards of excellence and best practices, and providing peer marketing, training, and certification. The NRWA also offers a series of online training programs and teleseminars for professional development, and sponsors an annual conference for members.

“Being named to serve the business owners who make up the NRWA gives me an opportunity to give back to the organization that has helped me build my own business, Distinctive Career Services,” said Dumas. “The role of the professional resume writer has changed in the last decade, and to continue to thrive, resume professionals will have to adapt their businesses to meet changing job candidate needs. By working as part of the NRWA Board I will be able to share my experience and help small business owners identify new opportunities, develop new tools, and build their own operations.”

Dumas and the team of career professionals at Distinctive Career Services offer a range of career support services, including resume writing, cover letter writing, Linkedin profile writing, job search assistance, personal branding strategies, and more. All the firm’s services are tailored to each job seeker’s needs and are highly customized.

In addition to founding Distinctive Career Services, Dumas is the author of “101 Before and After Resume Examples” and “Secrets of a Successful Job Search,” and a contributor to more than a dozen books on resume writing and job search. Dumas also works personally with executive clients through her exclusive career marketing program, http://www.100kcareermarketing.com.

Dumas is one of a handful of professional resume writers to hold both a Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) and Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) credentials. Dumas also is a trained career coach and a Certified Personal Branding Strategist (CPBS) with credentials as a Certified Employment Interview Professional (CEIP) and a Job & Career Transition Coach (JCTC). She holds a degree from the University of New Hampshire.

About Distinctive Career Services

Founded in 1996, Distinctive Career Services, LLC (formerly Distinctive Documents) offers professional resume writing and consultation, design, and distribution services to job hunters worldwide. Using a proprietary methodology, Distinctive Career Services provides its clients with all the tools necessary to promote and market themselves, and shows them how to open new doors to reach their highest career aspirations. The firm’s clients include thousands of job seekers at all professional levels to the highest C-level executives. Clients come from all industries and includes working professionals looking to advance or change their careers as well as under- and unemployed workers looking to shorten their job search.

For more information, visit Distinctive Career Services online at http://www.distinctiveweb.com.

Contact:
Michelle Dumas
Founder and Executive Director
Distinctive Career Services, LLC
(800) 644-9694
mdumas@distinctiveweb.com
http://www.distinctiveweb.com

KastKing™ WhiteMax Low Profile Baitcasting Fishing Reel Introduced by Eposeidon

Deep water cranking power and fishing comfort are key features of this new series reel from KastKing™.

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Hempstead, NY, USA (April 29, 2014) — KastKing™ a division of Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. announces they have added a new specialty category baitcasting fishing reel, the KastKing™ WhiteMax, to their product lineup.

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KastKing’s™ WhiteMax Low Profile reel offers lighter weight for a more enjoyable fishing experience. Housed within its low profile, graphite frame weighing only 7.7 ounce/ 218 grams is a powerful 5.1:1 precision cut gear ratio package. This lower gearing provides more torque and requires less cranking effort. WhiteMax’s light weight combined with a low gear ratio is less tiring for the angler.

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Each KastKing™ WhiteMax has an impressive array of 9 stainless steel ball bearings and 1 instant anti-reverse roller bearing along with 10 lbs. / 4.5 Kg of drag and a 10 lb./ 100 yd. (0.33 mm/ 90m) cross-drilled, anodized forged aluminum spool that brings smoothness, stopping power, and ample line capacity to the battle with aggressive game fish.

“As with all of our products, we are proud of the new KastKing™ WhiteMax,” says Eposeidon’s Marketing Director, Tom Gahan. “With a retail price in the $40 range, it once again reinforces our commitment to delivering quality products at the best prices to keep fishing affordable.”

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The KastKing™ White Max’s precision brake system with side-plate adjustment can be matched to any conditions for accurate backlash-free casts. A soft-touch thumb bar spool release and twin EVA foam grips further reduce fatigue.

KastKing™ WhiteMax low profile baitcasting fishing reels are available at http://www.eposeidon.com.

ABOUT EPOSEIDON:

Eposeidon is an e-commerce company (Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.) that brings a fresh, innovative approach to anglers by offering quality products at the best prices and no cost, or low cost shipping. Eposeidon’s goal is to exceed expectations through outstanding customer service and superior product value to their customers. Eposeidon is continually expanding its product lines to meet individual fishing equipment needs. Eposeidon is headquartered in Hempstead, NY, USA and sells fishing tackle products globally.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
Director of Marketing
Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc.
Direct Line: 631.369.0063
US Headquarters: 1-855-830-7430
tgahan@eposeidon.com
http://www.eposeidon.com

InPreflight Pro 2.11.7 for Adobe InDesign Improves Startup Process

Zevrix Solutions announces InPreflight Pro 2.11.7, a maintenance update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. Described as “delightfully simple to use” by Macworld, InPreflight is an all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents, collect them for output and ship to final destination. The new version improves the app’s startup process and ensures that InPreflight Pro menu in InDesign can be created when multiple versions of InDesign are open.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (April 29, 2014) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of InPreflight 2.11.7, a maintenance update to its document preparation solution for Adobe InDesign. InPreflight is a powerful all-in-one solution to check InDesign documents, collect them for output and ship to final destination. InPreflight helps graphics and print professionals prevent costly mistakes by uncovering hidden problems, as well as save disk space through smart batch-packaging and reduce production time and costs.

The new version fixes an issue in which the InPreflight Pro menu, which lets users launch InPreflight directly from InDesign, could not be created when multiple versions of InDesign were open. With previous versions, users had to close multiple InDesign copies to avoid an error during InDesign’s startup.

“While many graphic artists have heard of or used other preflight applications, they tend to be overly complicated,” writes James Dempsey in Macworld. “InPreflight is delightfully simple to use and does its job well.”

InPreflight Pro provides a complete document preparation solution for printers, prepress bureaus, ad agencies and publishing houses.

Automatic batch packaging:
InPreflight Pro can collect multiple InDesign jobs automatically with the option to package all files into one folder, eliminating the need to collect the same links multiple times for each design and saving users gigabytes of disk space and hours of production time.

Quality control:
InPreflight quickly checks InDesign documents for common problems such as missing links, fonts, unwanted colors, illegal link locations and more.

Graphic preflight reports:
Users can print graphic preflight reports and save them as PDF files with the option to include a detailed paragraph styles report for typography professionals.

Pricing and Availability:
InPreflight Pro can be purchased from Zevrix website for US$99.95 (Studio version: $39.95), as well as from authorized resellers. Trial version is available for download. Update is free for licensed users of version 2, and US$55.98 from earlier versions. InPreflight is available for Mac OS X 10.5-10.9, a Universal Binary, 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.

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

PAC Drops Endorsement of Rep. Joe Barton Due to his Surprise Support for Amnesty

“Rep. Joe Barton is playing the Republican trickster game where he says he wants to give illegal aliens a form of legal status but not citizenship and voting rights,” said William Gheen President of ALIPAC.

Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC)

Raleigh, NC, USA (April 28, 2014) — Contact: Americans for Legal Immigration PAC (ALIPAC) Press@alipac.us / (866) 703-0864

Surprised by Congressman Joe Barton (R-TX) (202-225-2002) announcement last Friday in the Dallas Morning news that he now supports a path to legalization, through a new guest worker program that would remove current penalties of law for millions of illegal immigration, ALIPAC is dropping the national organization’s standing endorsement of his campaign and adding him to the list of GOP lawmakers that support amnesty for illegal immigrants instead.

Changing America’s existing immigration laws which are designed to deter illegal immigration in order to accommodate tens of millions of illegal immigrants is a form of amnesty. Furthermore, illegal immigrants that are accommodated will one day vote against any candidate that supports borders and equitable laws in America!

“Rep. Joe Barton is playing the Republican trickster game where he says he wants to give illegal aliens a form of legal status but not citizenship and voting rights,” said William Gheen President of ALIPAC. “You do not have to be a legal scholar or a lawyer to know the courts will quickly strike down any attempt of Congress to create a second class version of citizenship. Joe Barton’s illegal immigrants would eventually be given voting rights by the courts thus destroying any future hopes for border or immigration law enforcement. His promises of border security are bitter lies that will never come to fruition if the amnesty portion of his expected bill ever becomes law!”

Many Republican lawmakers have recently been added to the ‘GOP Traitor’ list due to their efforts to help Barack Obama change existing laws to accommodate tens of millions of illegal immigrants with a form of amnesty called ‘immigration reform’. GOP lawmakers refuse to use the word amnesty to describe their actions because they are quite aware that more than 80% of Republican voters reject amnesty because they know such actions will only lead to more illegal immigration in the future.

In 1987, Congress passed the Simpson-Mazzolie Act which granted amnesty for approximately 3 million illegal aliens. Almost all of the enforcement promises of the bill were never adequately implemented. This resulted in the current 12-20 million illegal immigrants in America.

“Using the lessons learned and mathematics established by the 1987 amnesty for illegals, we can estimate that any new form of amnesty, legalization, guest worker visa, etc… will result in more than 40 million new illegal immigrants entering America in the next two decades!” said William Gheen.

ALIPAC has dropped all support for Representative Joe Barton which had been originally based on his high rankings and grades with NumbersUSA. ALIPAC is now seeking another candidate to run replace Joe Barton who has betrayed a majority of his constituents by supporting the interests of the costly and deadly illegal immigrant invasion of America over American taxpayers.

For more information about which federal candidates support or oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants, please review our standing endorsements (CLICK HERE) or visit http://www.ALIPAC.us.

High-frequency Trading in Equities Explained at The Speed Traders Workshop with Edgar Perez

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

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New York, NY, USA (April 28, 2014) — As of 2009, some studies suggested HFT firms accounted for 60-73% of all US equity trading volume, with that number falling to approximately 50% in 2012. High-frequency traders move in and out of short-term positions aiming to capture sometimes just a fraction of a cent in profit on every trade. HFT firms do not employ significant leverage, accumulate positions or hold their portfolios overnight. As a result, HFT has a potential Sharpe ratio (a measure of risk and reward) thousands of times higher than traditional buy-and-hold strategies. High-frequency traders typically compete against other HFTs, rather than long-term investors. HFT firms make up the low margins with incredible high volumes of transactions, frequently numbering in the millions.

HFT may cause new types of serious risks and dangers to the financial system. Algorithmic and HFT were both found to have contributed to volatility in the May 6, 2010 Flash Crash, when high-frequency liquidity providers rapidly withdrew from the market. Several European countries have proposed curtailing or banning HFT due to concerns about volatility. Other complaints against HFT include the argument that some HFT firms scrape profits from investors when index funds rebalance their portfolios. Whether that indeed is the case will be explained by author Edgar Perez at The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com).

The Speed Traders Workshop is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading., opens the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate. Further information about this workshop can be found at http://www.goldennetworking.net.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Knightmare on Wall Street, the fascinating story of Knight Capital put together by course director Edgar Perez, was the most favorably reviewed Kindle edition book on Amazon in 2013, with an average rating of 5 out of five stars. Knight Capital, 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.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is also 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, Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia. He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Why Stock Market Not Rigged by High-frequency Trading at The Speed Traders Workshop 2014

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

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New York, NY, USA (April 28, 2014) — Michael Lewis, the famous Liar’s Poker author, couldn’t have timed Flash Boys better if he’d tried. His blockbuster new book about high-frequency trading came out in a blaze of publicity during exactly the same week as a little-known Wall Street company named Virtu was scheduled to start marketing its initial public offering of shares, according to Reuters’ Felix Salmon. For him, Flash Boys is unapologetically polemical: The New York Times reviewed it twice on the day it came out, with Andrew Ross Sorkin calling it a “a make-your-blood-boil read” and Janet Maslin saying that it “is guaranteed to make blood boil.”

According to Salmon, Lewis’ pugnacious style is fine and good-journalism should make you angry. But the problem with Flash Boys, he claims, is that the demands that master storyteller Lewis makes of his narrative don’t align well with the structural problems of HFT that Lewis the journalist should want to expose. The result is that the general public, after reading this book or watching Lewis on 60 Minutes, will think that the scandal of HFT is that they’re being ripped off, and that the stock market is a scam.

The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), demonstrates why neither of these statements is true. The Speed Traders Workshop is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading with Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com), and will open the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Mr. 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, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Inside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), 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).

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. 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.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Evolution of Securities Investing at High-frequency Trading Workshop in New York City

Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

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New York, NY, USA (April 28, 2014) — The development of federal securities law was spurred by the stock market crash of 1929, and the resulting Great Depression. In the period leading up to the stock market crash, companies issued stock and enthusiastically promoted the value of their company to induce investors to purchase those securities. Doesn’t’ that sound eerily familiar to investors at the beginning of the Internet era?

Brokers in turn sold this stock to investors based on promises of large profits but with little disclosure of relevant information about the company. In many cases, the promises made by companies and brokers had little or no substantive basis, or were wholly fraudulent. With thousands of investors buying up stock in hopes of huge profits, the market was in a state of speculative frenzy that ended in October 1929, when the market crashed as panicky investors sold off their investments en masse.

Fast forward 85 years and practitioners can review how far markets have gone at The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading with Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com). The Speed Traders Workshop will open the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN’s Quest Means Business, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on WILS 1320’s Capital City Recap, 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.

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. 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.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

4th Annual Landscapes Online Art Competition Announced

Light Space & Time

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 4th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition for the month of May 2014.

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Jupiter, FL, USA (April 25, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces their 4th Annual “Landscapes” Online Art Competition for the month of May 2014. 2D artists (including photography) from around the world are called upon to make online submissions for inclusion into the Gallery’s June 2014 online group exhibition. The gallery encourages entries from artists, regardless of where they reside to apply to this competition by submitting their best Landscape art. Landscape subjects will be considered to be the natural world, outdoor scenery, geographical environments’ and related landscape subjects.

A group exhibition of the top ten finalists will be held online at the Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery during the month of June 2014. Awards will be for 1st through 5th places. Also, 5 Honorable Mention places will be awarded. In addition, depending on the amount and the quality of the entries, Special Merit and Special Recognition awards will also be given as well. The submission process and the deadline will end on May 27, 2014.

Winning artists of the “Landscapes” Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, 75+ event announcements, and 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 Landscape art now or before the May 27th 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

Rosendin Electric San Francisco Relocates to Larger Bayview Quarters

New San Francisco Location Offers More Warehouse Space and Room for Expansion.

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San Francisco, CA, USA (April 25, 2014) — Rosendin Electric, the nation’s largest private electrical contractor and an employee-owned company, today announced the move of its San Francisco regional office to new and expanded quarters in San Francisco’s Bayview District. The new location offers more office space as well as added warehouse/manufacturing space for prefabrication of electrical systems. Rosendin Electric officially opens the new office April 28.

Rosendin Electric’s San Francisco operations have continued to grow with the city’s recent economic recovery. Three years ago Rosendin Electric had 80 employees headquartered in San Francisco; today the office houses more than 300 personnel. The new space is 16,000 square feet, twice as large as the previous location, and has room for additional staff growth. Added amenities include dedicated off-street parking, additional warehouse space for equipment storage and pre-fab assembly, and accommodation for shipping, receiving, and service dispatch.

“Growing pains are a good problem to have, and to make room for growth we have decided to move our San Francisco operation to larger quarters,” said Rick Shandrew, Senior Vice President of Rosendin Electric. “Construction in the city is booming, and our business is booming along with it. We are currently working on four local hospitals, new office buildings and high-rise residential construction. With our new, expanded office location, we will be in an even better position to support more San Francisco customers and projects.”

About Rosendin Electric
Rosendin Electric, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an employee-owned electrical engineering, power and communications provider and is the largest privately held electrical contractor in the United States. With over 5,000 employees and experience worldwide, Rosendin Electric has built upon a 90-year reputation for quality design and installations. For additional information, visit http://www.rosendin.com.

Contact:
Shelly Sever
Marketing Manager
Rosendin Electric
(408) 534-2819
ssever@rosendin.com
http://www.rosendin.com

Waterstone Investment Associates Suggest to Act Now before QROPS Fees Increase

With QROPS fees set to rise you need to act now. Applications received in May will be guaranteed on the pre increase fee structure.

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ZURICH, Switzerland (April 25, 2014) — Over the last few years, with new players coming into the market, we have seen QROPS fees reduce. However for the first time in three years we are now seeing QROPS providers increase their fees. Some as much as 20%.

As a company at the forefront of offering low cost QROPS transfers, we are able during May to guarantee fee structures at the old prices.

This means if your QROPS transfer application is received before 1st June 2014 it will be processed on the pre increase fee rates.

Waterstone Investment associates also guarantee to offer you a lower QROPS fee structure than the providers published rate. With no initial charge.

Some IFAs are still charging 3% to 5% as their fee, plus a 1% initial charge.

Waterstone are able to offer a Zero initial charge for all QROPS providers in all jurisdictions.

This means if you have been quoted a fee structure for your QROPS transfer Waterstone will be able to offer you the same package on a lower fee.

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, and transfer your UK pension at the lowest possible cost.

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

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

URALCHEM, OJSC Reports IFRS Financial Results for the Year 2013

Revenue for 2013 reached 72.15 bln RUB, operating profit amounted to 16.5 bln RUB. Against the background of adverse market developments, the company managed to strengthen its leadership in the nitrogen segment, by showing an increase in production and sales of key products.

URALCHEM

Moscow, Russia (April 24, 2014)

• Revenue decreased to 72.15 bln RUB, compared to 75.33 bln RUB in 2012.
• Operating profit amounted to 16.5 bln RUB, compared with 22.73 bln RUB in 2012.
• Adjusted EBITDA comprised 20.12 bln RUB, compared to 25.99 bln RUB in 2012.

URALCHEM, OJSC (hereinafter URALCHEM or the Company), the Russian holding company of the URALCHEM Group, one of the largest producers of nitrogen and phosphate fertilizers in Russia, announced its audited IFRS financial results for the year 2013.

Dmitry Konyaev, CEO of URALCHEM, OJSC, commented on the Company’s results for the year 2013, “2013 proved to be a difficult year for fertilizer manufacturers. The decline in world prices affected the financial results of all the major players in the industry and URALCHEM was no exception. Against the background of adverse market developments, we worked actively to improve the efficiency of business processes, to increase productivity, profitability and to reduce operating costs. We managed to strengthen our leadership in the nitrogen segment, by showing an increase in production and sales of key products. Thanks to its chosen strategy, URALCHEM has continued to maintain a leading position among Russian producers in terms of margins, with the EBITDA margin at 28% in 2013.”

Financial Results

Revenue for 2013 decreased by 4% to 72.15 bln RUB, compared to 73.33 bln RUB in 2012. Operating profit amounted to 16.5 bln RUB (23% of revenue) compared with the operating profit of 22.73 bln RUB (30% of revenue) in 2012.

Adjusted EBITDA reached 20.12 bln RUB, compared to 25.99 bln RUB in 2012, a decrease of 23%.

The adjusted EBITDA margin for 2013 comprised 28% of revenue, compared with 34% of revenue for 2012.

Markets

In 2013, the global fertilizer market was affected by a number of unfavourable factors. Among them were the reduction of fertilizer subsidies in India and the depreciation of regional currencies in the countries of South and Southeast Asia, the leading importers of mineral fertilizers. During the year Thai baht and Indian rupee lost 10% against the US dollar. On the Brazilian and Turkish markets (traditionally important for the Russian fertilizer exports), the real and the lira decreased by 15% and 19% against the US dollar, respectively. Restructuring of potash sales and a deficiency of natural gas for the nitrogen sector in Egypt, South-East and South Asia, and Latin America also added to the uncertainty.

As a result, continuing high demand for fertilizers under worsening general macroeconomic conditions was not supported by solvency of the major importers. This was reflected in falling prices of the major fertilizers and created the prerequisites for a general decline in prices in the short and medium terms. China’s increasing role as a supplier of fertilizers, coupled with the expectation that the country’s costs will remain stable (or even reduce slightly) will significantly constrain other producers’ opportunities to increase prices, even seasonally. The US move away from the import of nitrogen products to domestic production will increase competition in other regions and will also put additional pressure on prices.

The price of ammonia FOB Yuzhny Port during 2013 decreased from US $600 per tonne in January to US $385 to US $425 per tonne in December. The main factors influencing the negative trend in world prices for ammonia were: a drop in demand from Indian manufacturers of fertilizers, moderate demand from industrialized countries in Asia, the weakening of phosphate fertilizer market and lower prices for urea. During the same period, ammonia deficit increased in the countries of Southeast Asia, Europe and Latin America, which gave rise to the need for additional purchases of fertilizers from other regions. Also in 2013, industrial demand for ammonia remained high.

The price of urea FOB Yuzhny Port decreased by 24% during the reporting period to US $312 per tonne compared with US $408 per tonne in 2012. The most significant factor in the reduction in prices was the rise of China in the export markets, while the cost of production of urea in China significantly decreased due to the decrease in coal prices.

Steady growth of quotations of ammonium nitrate at the beginning of the year was replaced by a fall in mid-March. In late May prices stabilized, helped by repair works at plants in the CIS. By the end of the 2nd quarter, prices in the CIS received support from the industrial segment. Since the end of September, prices for ammonium nitrate started to restore due to the reduction of exports from Ukraine and the early-season purchases in the domestic markets of the CIS. During 2013 quotes for ammonium nitrate averaged $287 tonne, which was 6% lower than a year earlier (FOB Baltic).

In the phosphate fertilizers segment there was global decline in prices due to a lack of current demand. The main factor for the price reduction was a sharp drop in import demand in India due to the accumulation of significant reserves of phosphate and compound fertilizers in the country. Increased stocks were the result of low phosphorus usage in 2012 due to the drought that hit the country during the application season. Also, a significant reduction in imports was brought about by lower government subsidies and depreciation of the rupee against the dollar. At the same time, on the expectation of falling prices, importers in other regions adopted a policy of procurement to meet current needs only. The price of phosphate fertilizers on the basis of FOB Tampa averaged US $443 per tonne in 2013, which was 17.4 % lower than in 2012.

Financial Situation

Cash generated from operating activities in 2013 amounted to 14.47 bln RUB, compared to 20.63 bln RUB in 2012.

As at 31 December 2013, the Company’s net debt amounted to 148.997 bln RUB. The increased size of the debt is largely due to a loan of 126.27 bln RUB which the Company obtained from VTB Capital to finance the purchase of 19.99% of shares in OJSC “Uralkali” in December 2013.

The Company’s US dollar-denominated loan portfolio amounts to more than 140.89 bln RUB. The weighted average interest rate of the loan portfolio in dollars equals 3.7% annually.

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

Public Relations Department
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 fertilizers in Russia and the CIS with production capacities of over 2.8 million tonnes of ammonia, 2.5 million tonnes of ammonium nitrate, 1.2 million tonnes of urea and 0.8 million tonnes of phosphate and compound fertilizers per year. URALCHEM, OJSC ranks first in Russia for production of ammonia and ammonium nitrate, and second for the production of urea. 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.

T5 Data Centers™ Continues Success with New Major Financial Services Tenants

T5’s Purpose-built Data Center Design Offers the Redundancy, Security, and Versatility to Continue to Attract Tenants with Business-critical Computing Needs.

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Atlanta, GA, USA (April 23, 2014) — T5 Data Centers™ (http://www.t5datacenters.com), innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments for any enterprise, today announced the signing of a new lease with a New York-based financial services company for space in T5’s purpose-built T5@Atlanta data center in Alpharetta, Georgia. T5 was chosen over other competing providers because of its robust and redundant data center design, and its reputation for excellence in data center operations, and maintaining critical systems uptime.

T5@Atlanta is a purpose-built, Tier III, server-ready data center with multiple data suite sizes and densities within its secure, bunkered facility. Each data hall suite is separated by slab-to-deck, fire-rated walls for autonomous operation, and security of regulated personal financial and/or health information. T5@Atlanta boasts over 100,000 square feet under one roof; nearly 55,000 of that with raised floor. It also features an installed critical IT power load of 6,000 kW, expandable to 9,000 kW. T5@Atlanta is LEED Silver certified, offers tenants significant tax incentives, operational control of their whitespace with guaranteed power and cooling availability within the robust utility, and fiber-rich Alpharetta Technology corridor.

“T5 continues to attract discerning customers such as financial services companies and healthcare firms that need to maintain sensitive data, and address security as part of their own compliance requirements,” said Tim Bright, Senior Vice President, of T5 Data Centers. “They come to T5 because of our reputation for reliable service, operational stability across our national portfolio, our willingness to customize our security, and power redundancy and resiliency. With backgrounds in Enterprise Data Center development, operations, and consulting, T5 approaches data center design differently by designing the kind of data center our clients would build themselves, even before we start customization.”

One of the unique features of T5@Atlanta is its power redundancy. T5@Atlanta is fed by five separate substations; two of them on Georgia Power’s “Hi-Reli” system for mission-critical users. The 25-kilovolt feeds from the substations are encased in concrete with an automatic transfer switch on site, delivering flawless reliability. Three additional substations can also feed the facility if necessary, although the primary and secondary circuits have had a historical reliability in excess of Tier IV requirements.

T5@Atlanta is one of seven sites across the United States within the T5 Data Centers portfolio, all designed with the same attention to reliability and service. Each data center is purpose-built to give customers total control of their own dedicated data hall. The T5 Critical Facility Operations Team provides support from design and construction through commissioning, and beyond. The objective is to give the customer absolute control over Total Cost of Occupancy.

About T5 Data Centers
T5 Data Centers (T5) is a leading national data center owner and operator, committed to delivering customizable, scalable data centers that provide an “always on” computing environment to power mission critical business applications. T5 Data Centers provides enterprise and wholesale colocation data center services to organizations across North America using proven, best-in-class technology and techniques to design and develop facilities that deliver the lowest possible total cost of operations for its clients. T5 currently has business-critical data center facilities in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Charlotte with new projects announced in Portland, New York, and Colorado. All of T5’s data center projects are purpose-built facilities featuring robust design, redundant and reliable power and telecommunications and have 24-hour staff to support mission-critical computing applications.

For more information, visit http://www.t5datacenters.com.

Contact:
Aaron Wangenheim
T5 Data Centers
(415) 292-7700
aaron@t5datacenters.com
http://www.t5datacenters.com

Kaplan University School of Business Aligns HR and Financial Planning Specializations with Industry Designations to Help Build Employable Skills

Curriculum alignment with the Society for Human Resource Management and Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards provides practical education that prepares students for careers in growth industries.

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Davenport, Iowa, USA (April 23, 2014) — Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, today announced two professional designations for its School of Business with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP® Board).

“Alignment with the professional standards of these two organizations marks another milestone in our work to synch the educational experience with workplace realities. These achievements provide evidence of our work to meet the needs of employers and further help our students develop employable skills,” said Thomas Boyd, dean of the Kaplan University School of Business.

SHRM-designated Human Resources Specializations
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, opportunities in the human resources sector are growing. Their research findings project 20.5 percent employment growth for HR specialists by 2020, leading to 61,600 new jobs and 36,700 replacement jobs. With this in mind, Kaplan University School of Business has partnered with SHRM to align the school’s human resources curriculum in ways that help students better develop the skills that employers value.

SHRM – the world’s largest professional HR association – has acknowledged that the following programs at the Kaplan University School of Business fully align with its HR Curriculum Guidebook and Templates for minimum content areas that should be studied by HR students at the undergraduate and graduate levels:

• Master of Business Administration with a specialization in human resources
• Master of Science in Management with a specialization in human resources
• Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a career focus area in human resources

For more information on the human resources specialization programs at Kaplan University School of Business and their alignment with SHRM, visit: http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/business/shrm.aspx.

CFP Board-registered Financial Planning Specialization
As many Americans are quickly reaching retirement age, the need for personal financial planning expertise becomes more prevalent. According to Money Magazine and Payscale.com, the financial planning profession is expected to grow 41% by 2016. Certification from the CFP Board can be a key differentiator for firms and individual financial professionals seeking to demonstrate the quality of their services and the value they provide to clients. The Master of Science in Finance with a specialization in financial planning at the Kaplan University School of Business is now offered as a CFP Board-registered program. Through this affiliation, students in the program will have access to curriculum content that helps them prepare for the national CFP® Certification exam administered by the CFP Board.

For more information about the CFP-Board Certified financial planning specialization at Kaplan University School of Business, visit: http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/business/cfp-board-registered.aspx.

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 43,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 60,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

About SHRM
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The Society serves the needs of HR professionals and advances the interests of the HR profession. Founded in 1948, SHRM has more than 250,000 members in 140 countries and more than 575 affiliated chapters.

About CFP Board
The mission of Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. is to benefit the public by granting the CFP® certification and upholding it as the recognized standard of excellence for personal financial planning. The Board of Directors, in furthering CFP Board’s mission, acts on behalf of the public, CFP® professionals and other stakeholders. CFP Board owns the certification marks CFP®, Certified Financial Planner™, and the federally registered CFP (with flame design) in the U.S., which it awards to individuals who successfully complete CFP Board’s initial and ongoing certification requirements. CFP Board currently authorizes nearly 69,000 individuals to use these marks in the U.S.

Media Contact:
Amy Hawkinson
Kaplan University School of Business
954-515-3603
ahawkinson@kaplan.edu
http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu/business.aspx

Zevrix Releases LinkOptimizer 4.9 for InDesign: Upgrades Core Engine

Zevrix Solutions announces LinkOptimizer 4.9, a major maintenance update to its 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 color conversion and sharpening, converts file formats and more. The new version introduces a major upgrade to the app’s core engine, which allows LinkOptimizer to support latest advanced technologies and future system releases.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (April 23, 2014) — Zevrix Solutions today announces the release of LinkOptimizer 4.9, a major maintenance update to its 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 introduces a major upgrade to the application’s core processing engine. While this version doesn’t offer any new features, the update allows LinkOptimizer to support latest advanced technologies and future system releases, as well as improves its performance and stability.

“I have used LinkOptimizer since 2008,” says Shari Barnhart of Rainbowtech Designs in St. Petersburg, Florida. “It made a large book project I was working on so much easier to prepare for the printing service.”

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.

At the end of processing, LinkOptimizer reimports images to InDesign at 100% in their precise position. In addition, the software can apply sharpening filters, merge layers and delete hidden ones, and process copies of InDesign documents and images instead of original files. 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 10.6-10.9 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

Kaplan University Launches Environmental Policy Center

School of Social and Behavioral Sciences creates a news feed site with daily updates on environmental policy topics and trends.

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Davenport, Iowa, USA (April 22, 2014) — In honor of Earth Day, Kaplan University, a leader in higher education innovation, launched its Environmental Policy Center news site that captures and curates environmental policy news and trends from across the Internet.

The Environmental Policy Center was created under the guidance of faculty and administrators from the environmental policy degree programs within the Kaplan School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. It gives readers a convenient, centralized source for daily updates on key trending topics related to the environment. Editors sift through all the day’s news from multiple sources, placing the top stories on one central site.

“The expansion of the green economy is generating demand for new skills and specialized knowledge in many business and government sectors, as well as a thirst for knowledge on environmental policy trends and developments,” said Sara Sander, Dean and Vice President of the Kaplan University School of Social and Behavioral Sciences. “Sound sustainability and environmental decisions begin with a balanced understanding of the environment and the ability to stay abreast of the latest findings, regulations and trends. This consciousness inspired us to create Kaplan University’s Environmental Policy Center, to help those who are interested in environmental policy scan through relevant news from multiple sources.”

The editors of the news feed monitor content from a broad spectrum of traditional news sources as well as individual thought leaders from government, education, the private sector, cause-related nonprofit organizations and even private citizens. News is organized into sections including environmental legislation & regulations, trends & ideas and a section that contains content written by or featuring Kaplan faculty and leadership. To learn more, visit the Kaplan Environmental Policy Center.

Other special-focus Centers within Kaplan University include the Center for Excellence in Financial Services, the Center for Public Service and Career Moves.

About Kaplan University
Kaplan University offers a different school of thought for higher education. It strives to help adult students unlock their talent by providing a practical, student-centered education that prepares them for careers in some of the fastest-growing industries. The University, which has its main campus in Davenport, Iowa, and its headquarters in Chicago, is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (http://www.ncahlc.org) and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Kaplan University serves approximately 43,000 online and campus-based students. The University has 11 campuses in Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland and Maine, and Kaplan University Learning Centers in Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana, Missouri and Florida.

Kaplan University is part of Kaplan Higher Education Group and Kaplan, Inc., a leading international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools and businesses. Kaplan, Inc. serves approximately 60,000 students online and through 56 campus-based schools across the United States. Kaplan’s higher education schools offer a spectrum of academic opportunities, from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional degrees, including a juris doctor degree. Kaplan serves students of all ages through a wide array of offerings including higher education, test preparation, professional training and programs for kids in grades K-12. Kaplan, Inc. is a subsidiary of Graham Holdings Company and its largest division. For more information, visit http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu.

Media Contact:
Amy Hawkinson
Director of Public Relations
Kaplan University
Office: 954-515-3603
Mobile: 954-459-1324
ahawkinson@kaplan.edu
http://www.kaplanuniversity.edu

Eposeidon Launches New KastKing™ Copolymer Fishing Line Products

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KastKing™ Copolymer line from Eposeidon exceeds company’s expectations. Eposeidon’s expansion of KastKing™ Copolymer fishing line products expected to take place early in second quarter.

Hempstead, NY, USA (April 21, 2014) — Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. (http://www.eposeidon.com) headquartered in Hempstead, NY announced today that they are gearing up for a busier than usual fishing season. Eposeidon’s KastKing™ division (KastKing™ fishing line and KastKing™ fishing reels) has been experiencing stronger than expected sales of their KastKing™ Copolymer fishing line, which was introduced April 1, 2014.

KastKing Copolymer Green, 300 yards

KastKing Copolymer Green, 300 yards

KastKing™ Copolymer fishing line is a unique hybrid blend of nylon monofilament fishing line, which was many angler’s fishing line of choice of for decades, and fluorocarbon fishing line, a later technological development. KastKing™ Copolymer fishing line is extremely abrasion resistant with the best qualities of strength and clarity of fluorocarbon fishing line, while maintaining the suppleness and lower cost of monofilament fishing line. KastKing™ Copolymer fishing line has much less stretch than monofilament line resulting in a significantly increased catch ratio for anglers.

KastKing Copolymer

Unlike monofilament line, the KastKing™ Copolymer hybrid does not absorb water. As a result KastKing™ Copolymer retains 100% of its dry knot and tensile strength, and is more manageable than pure fluorocarbon. KastKing™ Copolymer’s fluorocarbon qualities allow it to resist ultraviolet light, which can weaken fishing line and shorten its useable life.

“Our initial sales of KastKing™ Copolymer have exceeded our expectations,” says Eposeidon’s CEO, Tate Cui. “Sales are brisk, but we are keeping up with customer demand. Our strong position in the braided fishing line market gave us the perfect entry into copolymer line. We have been the leader in offering competitive prices in braided line, and now with our KastKing™ Copolymer, we have another strong sales producer.”

KastKing

Eposeidon’s current inventory of KastKing™ Copolymer is available in 330 yards./ 300 meter spools of 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 25 and 30 lb. test in clear white and moss green. The company is adding 4 lb. and 6 lb. test strength copolymer lines in 330 yds./ 300 m. spools in response to overwhelming customer requests.

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ABOUT EPOSEIDON:
Eposeidon is an e-commerce company (Eposeidon Outdoor Adventure, Inc. – http://www.eposeidon.com) that brings a fresh, innovative approach to anglers by offering quality products at the best prices and no cost, or low cost shipping. Eposeidon’s goal is to exceed expectations through outstanding customer service and superior product value to their customers. Eposeidon is continually expanding its product lines to meet individual fishing equipment needs.

Eposeidon is headquartered in Hempstead, NY, USA and sells fishing tackle products globally.

Media Contact:
Tom Gahan
tgahan@eposeidon.com
1-516-279-6071

Zevrix PDF Checkpoint 1.6.5 Delivers Activation Fixes

Zevrix Solutions announces PDF Checkpoint 1.6.5, a maintenance update to its PDF preflight and conversion solution for Mac OS. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, converts to images, splits and optimizes Adobe PDF files. The program is equally suitable to process hundreds of files as well as single PDF documents. The new version addresses an issue in which PDF Checkpoint users could not activate their registered software on certain systems.

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Toronto (ON), Canada (April 18, 2014) — Zevrix Solutions today announces PDF Checkpoint 1.6.5, a maintenance update to its PDF preflighting and conversion tool. Remarkably fast, PDF Checkpoint automatically preflights, converts to images, splits and optimizes multiple Adobe PDF files. PDF Checkpoint is an ideal program for users who need fast, affordable and easy-to-use software for efficient PDF workflows.

The new version addresses an issue in which PDF Checkpoint users could not activate their registered software on certain systems. Users reports lead to the discovery that on some machines PDF Checkpoint behaved like a sandboxed application, which prevented the activation engine from connecting to the Internet. This issue is now completely resolved.

PDF Checkpoint is designed to automate and simplify PDF workflows of publishers, ad agencies, prepress houses, graphic designers and printers, and offers the following key features:

Batch preflighting and conversion of PDF files.
-View all PDF fonts, colors, images and metadata at a glance.
-Route files by preflight results into success and error folders.
Split files into single page PDFs.
-Export PDF as images with specific resolution, color and page scale.
-Convert PDF color mode using ICC profiles.

For example, users can preflight a folder of PDF files and convert them to TIFF images at 300 dpi while scaling each page by 50%. Or optimize documents for the web and mobile devices while reducing file size dramatically by downsampling images to the screen resolution.

Pricing and availability:
PDF Checkpoint can be purchased from the Zevrix Solutions website for US$49.95, as well as from authorized resellers. PDF Checkpoint is bundled with free Graphic Inspector software (a $40 value). The update is free to licensed users. Trial is also available for download. PDF Checkpoint requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.9 (some features require Mac OS X 10.7 or later).

About Zevrix Solutions

Located in Toronto, Canada, Zevrix Solutions provides automation and 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

QropsUSA.Biz Provides Assistance for Fidelity 401K QROPS

Living in the USA, and having a UK pension plan has just become even a greater problem due to additional IRS tax reporting. With mammoth fines for not reporting a UK pension, you need to transfer your UK pension to the US.

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United States (April 19, 2014) — Living in the USA, and having a UK pension plan has just become even a greater problem due to additional IRS tax reporting. With mammoth fines for not reporting a UK pension, you need to transfer your UK pension to the US.

The problem is the only way to do this without creating a tax nightmare is using a QROPS. Although there are fifteen registered QROPS schemes in the USA. Only one is an open scheme, a non company sponsored scheme. That is the Fidelity 401K.

The Fidelity 401k is a HMRC registered QROPS. However the IRS see the ability to transfer a UK pension to a 401K as a tax loophole. Given this this avenue is closed indefinitely.

There are solutions open for a USA resident and national to transfer to a FATCA compliant QROPS.

A QROPS transfer can provide the following benefits for a USA resident:

• No UK income Tax liability on pension income. UK pensions are taxed at source. QROPS is not subject to UK tax.

• QROPS allows your assets to be structured in USD, with income paid in USD. This can be paid to a USA bank account, in USD. A UK pension must be paid in GBP. This leaves you open to currency rate fluctuations outside of your control. QROPS allows you to take control back.

• No need to buy an annuity or ASP (Alternatively Secured Pension) at age 75. This affords you greater control. Your existing UK provision may lead you to take a low rate of return. For example, once a fixed annuity of 3.5%pa is purchased by your UK scheme that would then be your return for life. Your QROPS pension could pay you an income of 10%pa. It also allows your fund to continue growing whilst you take an income. Which can then provide a higher pension income in later years. This is an important factor to hedge against the effect of price inflation on your pension income.

• No Tax liability on your pension fund assets as they continue to grow. Assets in your UK pension fund are subject to Tax, both in the UK and in the USA. Once transferred you’re fund is not subject to Tax, and continues to grow Tax free.

• A far wider range of investments, ranging from cash, unit trusts, shares, commodities, gold, ETF’s, commercial property (including overseas property) and much more.

• Fully portable from country to country.

• You are able to leave the remainder of your pension fund to your heirs on your death. As most people will choose a single Annuity, once in receipt; your UK pension has no value that can be passed to your partner or children. Whereas your QROPS pension can be left to whoever you wish.

• If not vested in an Annuity on your death your pension fund is subject to a 55% tax charge in the UK. A QROPS would pass the total value to your beneficiaries and is not subject to this tax charge.

• A QROPS allows access to benefits from age 50 if you have been outside the UK for 5 tax years or more.

• A QROPS allows access to 30% Cash Lump Sum from age 50 if you have been outside the UK for 5 tax years or more. This is 5% more than allowed under UK pension legislation.

• Pension rights transferred into a HMRC Approved QROPS are protected from UK inheritance tax.

• By moving UK pension benefits to a HMRC Approved QROPS, assets are effectively removed from the UK tax net. For many expatriates the avoidance of UK taxes on pension income and the dangers of additional pension tax levies are an important planning consideration.

Also the treatment of UK pensions under the UK/USA DTA (Double Taxation Agreement) is not good. The UK Government tax interest on your fund before you get it, and the IRS tax the interest on your fund once you have had it. The IRS also tax any Tax Free Lump Sum if you are a US Citizen. If you could move your UK pension to the US, you would be so much better off. Problem is you cannot move a UK pension to the States.

There is a website dedicated to offering advice on QROPS transfers for USA residents and nationals. (http://www.qropsusa.biz)

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 arrangements it is highly likely that additional constraints will be put in place which will adversely affect you.

To find out more, contact: info@qropsusa.net or visit their website: http://www.qropsusa.biz.

Media Contact:
Kevin Jacks
QropsUSA.biz
+44 (0)7897447340
info@qropsusa.net
http://www.qropsusa.biz

Edgar Perez, Author of Knightmare on Wall Street, Brings The Speed Traders Workshop to New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai

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Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

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New York, NY, USA (April 18, 2014) — The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading with Edgar Perez, author of Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com), and will open the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Edgar Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), a minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, 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). He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Mr. Perez has been interviewed on CNN’s Quest Means Business, CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Worldwide Exchange, Cash Flow and Squawk Box, FOX BUSINESS’s Countdown to the Closing Bell and After the Bell, Bloomberg TV’s Market Makers, CNN en Español’s Dinero, Sina Finance, BNN’s Business Day, CCTV China, Bankier.pl, TheStreet.com, Leaderonomics, GPW Media, Channel NewsAsia’s Business Tonight and Cents & Sensibilities. In addition, Mr. Perez has been globally featured on WILS 1320’s Capital City Recap, 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.

Mr. 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, Mr. Perez has spoken at a number of global conferences, including Inside Market Data 2013 (Chicago), 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).

Mr. Perez was a vice president at Citigroup, a senior consultant at IBM, and a strategy consultant at McKinsey & Co. in New York City. Mr. 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.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
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How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘Rigged’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools with Edgar Perez

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Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

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New York, NY, USA (April 18, 2014) — The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading., opens the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be led by Edgar Perez in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Highlights of The Speed Traders Workshop include:
• The first and most comprehensive global initiation to the world of high-frequency trading
• Key enablers of high-frequency trading in the U.S., Europe and Asia
• Strategies high-frequency traders leverage to find alpha in up and down markets
• Techniques to detect and avoid high-frequency trading in the markets
• Regulatory framework and initiatives for speed trading
• Latest update on high-frequency trading in the world and current regulatory initiatives after the “flash crash” and Michael Lewis’ “Flash Boys”
• Up-to-date review of the future of high-frequency trading
• Study materials developed by Edgar Perez, the author of the most popular books on the subject of high-frequency trading, The Speed Traders and Knightmare on Wall Street, commentator on Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, FOX Business News and other business media, and a well-known presenter in conferences and seminars in America, Europe and Asia

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is author of Knightmare on Wall Street, The Rise and Fall of Knight Capital and the Biggest Risk for Financial Markets (2013), a minute-by-minute account of the terrifying hours following Knight Capital’s August 1, 2012 trading debacle, 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), Chinese Mandarin by China Financial Publishing House (2012), and Bahasa Indonesia by Kompas Gramedia (2012). He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Getting the Facts on High-frequency Trading Straight at The Speed Traders Workshop with Edgar Perez, Author of Knightmare on Wall Street

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Edgar Perez, former McKinsey and IBM consultant, is a global expert, author of The Speed Traders, Knightmare on Wall Street, and the course director of The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools”, in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai.

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New York, NY, USA (April 18, 2014) — Global scrutiny of high-frequency trading and whether it gives some investors unfair advantage has intensified amid government probes and the March 31, 2014 publication of “Flash Boys” by Michael Lewis. While those examinations have focused mostly on U.S. equity markets, such as dark pools run by banks and broker-dealers and exchanges owned by companies including Nasdaq OMX, IntercontinentalExchange Group’s NYSE Euronext and Bats Global Markets, high-frequency traders are active internationally in futures, FX and fixed income markets, as they also run multi-asset strategies.

High-frequency traders have been called many things, from emerging masters of the universe and market pioneers to exploiters, computer geeks, and even predators and thieves. Everyone in the business of investing has an opinion of speed traders, but how many really understand how they operate? The shadow people of the investing world, today’s high-frequency traders have decidedly kept a low profile, until now.

The Speed Traders Workshop, “How Banks, Hedge and Mutual Funds and Brokers Battle Markets ‘RIGGED’ by Wall Street’s ‘Flash Boys’, High-frequency Trading, Exchanges and Dark Pools” (http://www.thespeedtradersworkshop.com), is the first and most comprehensive initiation to the world of high-frequency trading., opens the door to the secretive world of computerized low-latency trading, the most controversial form of investing today; in the name of protecting the algorithms they have spent so much time perfecting, speed traders almost never talk to the press and try to disclose as little as possible about how they operate.

The Speed Traders Workshop, to be held in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, Munich, London, Dubai, Brussels, Tokyo, Beijing and Shanghai, covers the latest research currently available and reveals how high-frequency trading players are operating in global markets and driving the development of electronic trading at breakneck speeds from the U.S. and Europe to Japan, India, and Brazil. The “flash crash”, the suspended BATS IPO, the botched Facebook IPO, Knight Capital’s trading malfunction and NASDAQ’s Flash Freeze are just a few of the milestones in the history of high-frequency trading that will be dissected with participants.

Knightmare on Wall Street (http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com), the fascinating story of Knight Capital put together by course director Edgar Perez, was the most favorably reviewed Kindle edition book on Amazon in 2013, with an average rating of 5 out of five stars. Knight Capital, 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.

Mr. Perez is widely regarded as the preeminent global expert and speaker in the specialized areas of algorithmic and high-frequency trading. He is also author of The Speed Traders, An Insider’s Look at the New High-Frequency Trading Phenomenon That is Transforming the Investing World (http://www.thespeedtraders.com), published in English, Chinese and Bahasa Indonesia. He contributes to The New York Times, UltraHighFrequencyTrading.com and China’s International Finance News and Sina Finance.

Media Contact:
Julia Petrova
Media Relations Coordinator
Knightmare on Wall Street
+1-414-FORUMS0
info@knightmareonwallstreet.com
http://www.knightmareonwallstreet.com

Actyl Group Issues Statement on Misquoting and Misrepresentation of Facts in CBC News Story

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‘Go Public’ piece included inaccuracies on the work of the firm in recruiting skilled, hard-working international job candidates.

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EDMONTON, Alberta, Canada (April 16, 2014) — On April 14, 2014, as part of its “Go Public” series, CBC News published an article and video on the hiring of temporary foreign workers in Canada, specifically in the western provinces. The article detailed alleged accounts of discrimination against Canadian employees in favor of international workers.

In one portion of the article, CBC News’s Kathy Tomlinson reported on Actyl Group‘s role in recruiting international workers, misquoting President and CEO Linda West and including number of inaccuracies. One of the biggest errors was that Actyl does not work with the Victoria company featured in the article.

Actyl Group has issued the following statement from West regarding the article:

“From its inception, Actyl Group has always been a no-fee charging company, which means that employers who use our services pay our recruiting service fees – and no one else. We take great pride in offering life-changing opportunities to people, including both Canadian and international job candidates, as well as helping Canadian businesses grow and hire more skilled employees. We have a wonderful team of professionals who operate with the highest level of integrity that is at the core of everything they do.

Considering this, we were extremely disappointed that Canada’s national public broadcaster, the CBC, would misrepresent facts and misquote me personally, altering the meaning of what I said as I described the work of the Actyl team. The fact remains that we always do our best to recruit Canadian workers first, turning to international candidates when we do not receive an adequate number of applications to fill needed positions. We hope this sets the record straight on our company’s role in helping businesses throughout Canada grow and thrive.”

About Actyl Group:
Actyl Group is a leader in international workforce solutions, providing customized services based on employers’ needs. The company leverages decades of industry experience and expertise, helping businesses and organizations find the Canadian and international workers they need to grow in a sustainable way. To learn more about the company, please visit http://www.actyl.com.

Media Contact:
Linda West, MBA, PhD., President
(780) 250-5533

IAPAM’s Next Date for Physician Medical Weight Management and hCG Diet Training: May 16, 2014

The IAPAM announces the next date for its respected Physician hCG and non-hCG Medical Weight Management Training seminar, May 16, 2014 in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (April 16, 2014) — Physicians are cognizant of the increasing the number of patients they manage, who are overweight or obese. Offering a medically supervised weight management program is essential to meeting patient needs, as well as providing a non-insurance based revenue stream to practices. To “enRICH” physicians, the IAPAM announces the next date for its respected Physician hCG and non-hCG Medical Weight Management Training seminar, May 16, 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
– NEW: Detailed IAPAM non-hCG Weight Loss 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 for Weight Loss Patient Kit is a complete solution for one’s hCG and/or non-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.
• Sample of the NEW IAPAM Non-hCG Clean Start Lifestyle Weight Loss Book.

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 Medical Weight Management Training video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-YGEQ0t0yw) outlines the IAPAM’s New Clean Start Weight Loss programs.

Register today for the May 16th, 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 x708

Carmel Brantley Chosen for Gallery’s Artist Showcase

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Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that South Florida fine art photographer Carmel Brantley is the gallery’s newest featured artist and will be featured in their Artist Showcase.

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Jupiter, FL, USA (April 15, 2014) — Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery is extremely pleased to announce that South Florida fine art photographer Carmel Brantley is the gallery’s newest featured artist and will be featured in their Artist Showcase.

Carmel is inspired by light, texture, and form, as her photographs are modern expressions of depth and detail. Sought after by private collectors, her photographs have been featured in several juried exhibitions, as well as Art in Public Places, Palm Beach County. Carmel is the recipient of several photography awards, including Best in Show, Palm Beach Photographic Center.

Carmel grew up in Des Moines Iowa and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising and Graphic Art from Drake University. Carmel resides in South Florida with her husband, photographer Robert Brantley. Together, they operate Brantley Photography, a commercial photography studio specializing in architecture and interior design.

Carmel states this about her art, “I am drawn to subject matter that have an intrinsic and often subtle, simple beauty to their being. I find intrigue in allowing the camera to record the complexities of the subject, never certain of what details and secrets might emerge. Classic and rich, sepia toned images reminiscent of an earlier time, have always been a passion of mine. So too are bold, stimulating, contemporary black and white images. I strive for intimacy, seeking to explore, embrace and define that which the camera captures. I am reminded each time I peer through the viewfinder of the magical power the camera possess, and its limitless capacity to engage, surprise and reveal a new perspective on the familiar.”?

Flower Child Productions is the fine art division of Brantley Photography, featuring the work of Carmel Brantley. In addition to art collectors, Carmel works closely with interior designers and architects in choosing artwork for their clients. Flower Child Productions also produces books and hand printed cards. Her website is http://www.flowerchildproductions.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

IAPAM Announces Next Aesthetic Medicine Symposium in Scottsdale: May 17-18

The IAPAM announces its next Aesthetic Medicine Symposium: May 17-18 in Scottsdale, AZ.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (April 12, 2014) — Medical practices can thrive by adding non-insurance based services to their practices, such as botox, dermal fillers, anti-aging treatments (chemical peels/ microdermabrasion), lasers for hair removal/tattoo removal & non-invasive body sculpting, and medically supervised weight management. To educate physicians on how to profitably add these procedures to their practices, the IAPAM has spaces remaining at its next Aesthetic Medicine Symposium: May 17-18 in Scottsdale, AZ.

There has been much talk in the physician community regarding Obamacare: the Affordable Care Act or the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Many physicians are concerned about how this new program will impact the health of their patients and the health of their medical practices.

However, there is evidence that by adding minimally-invasive treatments, such as: botox, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, body contouring technologies (e.g. skin tightening, fat reduction), lasers for skin rejuvenation/tattoo removal/hair removal, and medically supervised weight management programs (e.g. the hCG Diet), the income of a practice will increase, since payments for these treatments are made directly and immediately to the clinic.

Therefore, to provide physicians seeking both clinical and business training in adding these aesthetic modalities, the International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine ( IAPAM ) designed its Aesthetic Medicine Symposium to give physicians ALL the information, physician resources, patient materials, practice tools (e.g. editable consent forms, etc.), clinical DVDs, and industry-leading didactic and hands-on training, that they need to begin offering aesthetics when they finish the conference.

The IAPAM is the only complete education program that offers:

• An Accelerated program: physicians and their staff can be certified over a weekend;
• Clinical training DVDs to take back to one’s practice;
• Board Certified Dermatologists as instructors;
• Internationally Recognized Certification;
• CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits;
• 1 Year of comprehensive Practice Support (which continues as long as one is a member);
• And much, much, more!

“The IAPAM has noticed a sharp increase in the registrations for its cosmetic procedures, hands-on, CME training programs like botox/fillers, lasers, microdermabrasion, and non-invasive body shaping; along with its medically supervised weight loss program, all of which are not insurance-covered procedures, and which are in demand by a majority of physicians’ existing patients,” says Jeff Russell, Executive Director of the IAPAM (http://www.iapam.com).

For more information on the IAPAM’s May 17-18, 2014 Symposium with Botox Training, watch this comprehensive video at http://youtu.be/bBQlS0CpOvw or to register for the May 17-18 Aesthetic Medicine Symposium, please contact the IAPAM, at 1-800-219-5108 x704.

Botox is a trademark of Allergan, Inc.

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

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

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