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    LAGUNA BEACH, CA (MMD Newswire) December 27, 2012 -- Wells of Life announced today the completion of three water wells funded by the donations of Salem Lutheran School from Orange, California, Gulf Coast Western from Dallas, Texas, the Wertz family of San Clemente, California, and the McCrink family of Rancho Santa Fe, California.

    The lives of approximately 2,000 villagers in over 200 Ugandan households have received the basic right to water. No longer do villagers have to trek for miles to obtain water for consumption and washing. No longer do they have to be susceptible to water borne disease. Their lives along with those of future generations have changed with the construction of a water well in their communities. The following are the wells that have been completed and their locations:

    Well # 1-Owerai Village in Kaberamaido, 59 households, 531 villagers

    Well # 2-Oyama Keolu Village in Kaberamaido, 90 households, 810 villagers

    Well #3-Apiri Village in Agwata, 76 households, 684 villagers

    "It truly takes a village to raise a well", said Nick Jordan, President of Wells of Life. "Contributions from families, schools and corporations make our work possible. This is a true reflection of how community can make anything possible."

    About Wells of Life

    Wells of Life is a Laguna Beach, California based non profit organization. Wells of Life was founded in 2008 with the sole purpose of providing East African communities with access to clean and safe drinking water. Wells of Life is committed to drilling wells and empowering East African communities with the gift of water. To learn more about Wells of Life and how to get involved, please visit


    Nick Jordan, Wells of Life

    949-584-6166 (cell)


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    Providence, RI (MMD Newswire) December 28, 2012 -- TribalVision was recognized this week by Providence Business News (PBN) as one of the largest marketing firms (based on head count) in Rhode Island. With sixteen employees and growing within its short two year history, TribalVision is quickly building a name for itself in the Providence and Southern New England marketplace. Founded in 2010 by Chris Ciunci to meet a growing need in the business community for an objective, strategic marketing partner, TribalVision has emerged as a viable alternative to the existing commission-based advertising agency model.

    As Ciunci states, "I am thrilled to know that what started as an idea to shake up the existing advertising model two short years ago has been validated by the numerous clients we are proud to work side by side with every day. Whether it's a well-known Rhode Island company with 1,000+ employees to a B2B jewelry manufacturer, to a weight loss company with ties to Harvard University, our interests-aligned fee-based model that emphasizes strategy before tactics has resonated and produced results across all industries."

    TribalVision continues to attract new clients from a range of industries from software development to retail to medical logistics. The company's success comes from a new approach to marketing that emphasizes the creation of an objective strategic plan followed by the implementation of specific, metrics-driven tactics with razor sharp attention to detail. This new approach, coupled with a head down work ethic and client centric mindset, has helped catapult TribalVision into the position Providence Business News has recognized it for today.

    As VP of Client Services Damien Cabral states, "Our job is to work as hard and as smart as we can to produce results for our clients. We are not the 'Big Idea' guys that most companies are expecting from a marketing firm. Rather, we are marketing strategists who are obsessed with helping companies go from Point A to Point B. If that involves great creative, then we will pull in that resource from our partner network. But oftentimes it involves so much more than good creative. It involves sound strategy that - while not sexy - is the key to increased profits and market share gains for our clients."

    With its client list extending North of the Rhode Island border, TribalVision recently expanded its footprint to Cambridge, Massachusetts to cater to its MA/NH client base as well as attract young talent out of Boston-based feeder schools such as Harvard and M.I.T.

    About TribalVision

    TribalVision is a marketing consulting firm whose mission is to help small to midsize businesses market smarter. As a marketing department for hire, TribalVision is a flexible, cost-effective alternative to the traditional marketing solutions available to the global business community. TribalVision's value-add includes strategy crafting, channel-mix optimization, tactics implementation, executive leadership services and brand building.

    To learn more, visit, contact or call us at 401-272-1300

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    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (MMD Newswire) December 31, 2012 -- Air Care announced that its board of directors has appointed Michael Munns as Executive Director of Marketing and Sales.

    "We are fortunate to have someone of Michael Munns' caliber and experience step up to lead Air Care," said Papaleo. "We are at a critical moment and we need proven leadership to successfully implement our strategy and take advantage of the market opportunities ahead. Michael is a business visionary with a proven track record of execution. He is a strong communicator who is customer focused with deep leadership capabilities. Munns said, "I am honored and excited to lead Air Care. I believe Air Care matters - it matters to Las Vegas, Nevada, the country and the world."


    3868 E. Post Road

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89120

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    Avenues Launches Online Remittance Solution for Non Resident Indian's to transfer funds to India

    Mumbai, (MMD Newswire) January 1, 2013 -- Avenues, South Asia's biggest eCommerce service provider, has launched , a personalized online remittance service specially created to meet the unique needs of the Indian diaspora living overseas.

    India is the top remittance receiver in the world, with a robust US$ 70 billion in 2012 (as per a World Bank Report), a growth of 16% over last year, thereby topping the list of developing countries which have received a total of $406 billion in 2012. After India, China will stand second with $66 billion, followed by Mexico and the Philippines with $24 billion each.

    Online remittances, increasingly being preferred by Non-resident Indians, are growing at an incredible rate of approximately 20% CAGR.

    Speaking at the launch, Hershel Asmani, CEO of Avenues Payments India Pvt. Ltd., which has launched said ""www.RemitGuru aims to satisfy the needs of Indians abroad by providing a superior technology platform, user-friendly service coupled with the Best conversion rate guarantee, thereby redefining the way remittances that are being done till now"."

    Vishwas Patel, Chairman of Avenues Payments India Pvt. Ltd. also said that "" aims to give the NRI's an excellent platform to not just send money home from their local country bank accounts to their family in India in a secure, speedy manner but also pay for goods, recharge and travel related services offered by thousands of web merchants using Avenues's Payment gateway solution"."

    Amit Badiyani, Director Technology, Avenues Payments India Pvt. Ltd. also said that, "" has the best technology platform and is extremely scalable. All our customer data is extremely secure and our systems and processes are compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards 2.0 from day one of its launch. We are now in the process on building mobile apps for the iOS, Android, Windows and the Black Berry platforms as the NRI audience are increasingly using their mobiles to send money to their loved ones in India"."

    Avenues Launches for Non Resident Indians to transfer money to India

    About understands that the ties that bind the NRI to his roots go deep and it truly appreciates the sentiment behind the act of remittance of money and gifts to the loved ones back home. is a personalized online remittance service specially created to meet the unique needs of the Indian diaspora living overseas. redefines the way the Non Resident Indians stays connected with his family by introducing new ideas and methods into the money transfer process.

    For more info, please visit .

    About Avenues

    Avenues (www.Avenues.Info ) is South Asia's Biggest E-Commerce service provider which provides payment gateway services to thousands of web merchants across the world through its solution and other industry vertical specific solutions like (Hospitality) ; (Travel Agents) and (Event Management).


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    Visit us at the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 (Booth 21635 South Hall 1)

    January 1, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Smartphone users who love to listen to music on their phones, but find that the sound quality leaves something to be desired, now have an innovative and economical solution to their problem. Degauss Labs of Sweden, manufacturers of a range of headphones and smartphone earphones, has just introduced SPKRS: sharp-sounding, cool-looking ear buds that work with most popular smartphones - and won't break the bank.

    "With SPKRS, users can finally unlock their smartphone's full potential," says Nicolas Persson, Sales Manager at Degauss. "Our aim with SPKRS was to create ear buds with sound and performance quality second to none in this price range." SPKRS feature an improved acoustic design that makes music sound smoother. The new SPKRS driver units deliver a warm, detailed sound with a resonant and hard-kicking bass.

    And in keeping with the demands of today's young consumers who want their gadgets to look great as well as work like a champ, the SPKRS ear buds come in a wide variety of what Persson describes as "clean, cool" colors. Currently users can choose from a rainbow of hues: red, yellow, blue, pink, purple, gray, white or black.

    SPKRS ear buds  Degauss Labs New Earphones at CES

    The SPKRS ear buds boast plenty of attention to detail, including a coated aluminum casing. The housing is coated with a special matte technique that makes it as clean looking as the rest of the earphone - a quality rarely found on metal-housed earphones.

    The all-aluminum housing isn't just for looks; it absorbs vibrations and preserves the sound quality, Persson explains. "And it makes the SPKRS more durable," he adds.

    SPKRS earphones allow users to easily take control of their smartphone. A one-button remote with a microphone provides instant access to play or pause music, and to answer or end calls. Via Google Play and the App Store, users can download apps that adjust the button's functions according to their needs.

    SPKRS come with a Universal Plug (U-Plug) that allows them to work with most Apple iPhone, Android, and Nokia WP based devices. A flat cabled, non-twisting, strain-relief cord makes SPKRS as perfect for the gym as on the street. And in addition to durability, the SPKRS ear buds are built for comfort, to accommodate users who spend more time plugged-in than unplugged.

    "We made SPKRS to be the perfect introduction to the performance of Degauss Labs earphones," says Persson. "We're constantly working to improve our products, and we think that this desire for continual improvement is reflected in SPKRS."

    Early buzz from users is favorable, with many giving SPKRS high marks for both sound quality and design. "The bottom line," says Persson, "is that music just sounds better with SPKRS - and you could even say it looks better too. SPKRS give your smartphone more 'oomph,' more attitude." Or, to paraphrase a well loved hymn, "Amazing bass, how sweet the sound."


    Founded in 2009, Degauss Laboratories is a family-owned company with home offices and design team in Stockholm, Sweden, and distributors - and customers - all over the globe. The company evolved from the idea of creating cleanly designed headphones for two-way communication devices. Over the years Degauss developed headphones to meet demands for clear sound and discreet, personal design. Today they have one of the most comprehensive earphone-for-smartphone product lines in the world, in addition to supplying headphones for every need.

    For more information visit

    For information specifically about SPKRS, see

    For Online Webshop:

    Media Contact:
    Nicolas Persson, Sales Manager, Degauss Labs
    Telephone +46 (0) 8 615 04 00
    Postal address
    Box 7320
    103 90 Stockholm

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    January 3, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Intradeco Apparel has acquired certain assets of Knothe Apparel Group, a manufacturer of men's sleepwear.

    Terms of the deal, which closed on Friday, were not disclosed.

    Knothe, a family-run business based in New York, distributes its products under labels such as Izod, Chaps and State O Maine.

    Intradeco, a family-run business based in Miami that is focused on fashion basics and thermal underwear, said Knothe will operate as a separate division of Intradeco. The existing Knothe senior management and merchandising teams will continue running the businesses.

    Allan Ellinger, senior managing partner at MMG, which was financial adviser in the transaction, said, "This is a strategically strong merger for both companies. We were pleased to be able to bring these two industry leaders together in a deal that will strengthen the men's sleepwear business."

    Terry Trofholz, executive vice president of sales for Intradeco, said the "synergies between the businesses will bring real benefits to our valued customers."

    Ricky Bern, chief operating officer at Knothe, said his company will "be able to take advantage of Intradeco's vertical supply chain structure, world class operating systems and financial strength."


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    Bank contributes a total of $14,000 to playground renovation

    NEEDHAM, MA (MMD Newswire) January 3, 2013 -- Needham Bank, with branches throughout the greater Boston area is proud to announce its continued support of Needham's Newman Elementary School Playground with the donation of $7,000.

    The recent contribution is in addition to a sum of $7,000 made earlier in the year toward replacement of the former Newman Elementary School playground, which was found to be in non-compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This discovery, coupled with the general disrepair of the playground, led to the decision by school officials to demolish the former site and build a new playground.

    The new playground, now open, is fully integrated and adaptive to the needs of all children, including those with disabilities.

    Project fundraising was spearheaded by A Cause for Play, a group of parents and school faculty, including Mary Kelley, who lauded Needham Bank for "such generosity and responsiveness."

    "We can't say enough about Needham Bank and its generous support not only of our project, but of so many organizations throughout Needham and beyond," said Ms. Kelley. "We are all lucky to have such a kind, supportive and thoughtful organization in our communities."

    "It gives us enormous pleasure to support such a praiseworthy project," said Jack W. McGeorge, CEO of Needham Bank.

    About Needham Bank

    Since 1892 Needham Bank has served Boston and its neighboring communities as a leader in personal banking and real estate lending with an evolving range of innovative electronic banking and wealth management services. Needham Bank is known for its commitment to individualized service and a strong commitment to the communities it serves. For more information please visit or call 1-781-444-2100. Needham Bank is a member of FDIC and SIF.

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    Bringing years of franchise experience to the SPARK event, Mr. Benson will offer direction on how business owners can employ franchising techniques to expand their brand.

    Ann Arbor, MI (MMD Newswire) January 3, 2013 -- With many years of successfully operating in the franchising space, Dayn Benson has agreed to offer his experience to business owners & budding entrepreneurs attending Ann Arbor SPARK's January 9th event. "I consider it an honor to be invited to join the upcoming SPARK panel, it's an opportunity to reach out to young and growing business and provide them with the benefit of my experiences," Dayn commented.

    Ann Arbor SPARK was established to provide a platform for area businesses (at various stages of growth) to gain the advantage of having professional mentorship and guidance from successful business leaders who have faced many of the challenges of up and comers. Business owners across the spectrum have been enlightened and encouraged by SPARK's events - gaining not only a wealth of knowledge, but also access and instruction to linking to capital for their business.

    Attendees for the January SPARK event will get insight into building their brand and diversifying their client base. Mr. Bensons specialty is expected to prove invaluable - as he will shed light on creating a successful process within a business operation & simply repeating that process over and over; creating a systematic road map to growth.

    About Dayn Benson:

    Dayn Benson brings 15 years of franchising experience onto the panel. He has helped to launch and grow over 200 small businesses through franchising. The single most important key to launching a new business is getting paying customers; and Dayn will relate his experiences on what works and what does not.

    About Ann Arbor SPARK:

    SPARK will advance the economy of the Ann Arbor Region by establishing the area desired place for business expansion and location.. by identifying and meeting the needs of business at every stage, from those that are established to those working to successfully commercialize innovations.

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    San Clemente, California (MMD Newswire) January 3, 2013 -- Since entering the US market in 2010 Filtrate has carved out a significant niche in the eyewear market.

    The original 'Injected' line, with which the company made their international reputation, was expanded in May 2012 with the introduction of the Classic range.

    The design of the classic range came from blending the classic sunglass styles of old with the new, on trend, styling of today.

    With the success of this line now well established, the beauty of the ever popular 'matte' look served as further inspiration for the design team to plan the development of a new breed of sunglass for 2013, and so the RAW collection was created.

    The Filtrates RAW sunglass line is hand made using the highest quality acetate frames and CR39 optical lenses. CEO and co-founder Wade Sutton says "We were after a unique look. Everyone is producing matte sunglasses in their ranges. The finish we were looking for was not just a simple matte coating; we adapted our manufacturing process to give this range an organic look and we couldn't be happier with the outcome".

    Filtrate is known for its premium product and accessible prices; they have produced one of the most exciting ranges for the eyewear market that will no doubt please many consumers.

    Filtrate are exhibiting their exciting new RAW range at the Agenda trade show in Long Beach, California from 4th - 5th January in the company of Hollywood's Proper Barber's Shop with whom they are filming a documentary for national release.

    The new designs can also be viewed on the following week at the Orlando Expo Trader Show running from 10th - 12th January.

    The range will be available in store from Early February and is sure to sell out quickly.

    For all other information contact or

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    Adaptable, Secure Paperless Platform Meets the Needs of Broadly Dispersed, Technology-Savvy Membership Base

    Providence, RI (MMD Newswire) January 3, 2013 -- Andera, a financial software company that simplifies account opening and lending for banks and credit unions, announced that Boeing Helicopters Credit Union has upgraded to oFlows, the first totally paperless platform for online account opening.

    Founded in 1952 and located in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, Boeing Helicopters Credit Union serves more than 8,100 members throughout the United States and has approximately $125 million in assets. Following a change to its Articles of Incorporation that paved the way for further expansion, it recently began offering credit union products and services to the 1,800 employees of Harrah's Casino and Race Track in Philadelphia.

    "We chose Andera because of its adaptability and underlying authentication capabilities," said CEO Phil Travaglini, who also pointed out that mobile banking would be coming soon for members as well. "It is just what we were looking for so that we are able to provide online account openings. The capabilities of oFlows transform a website into a branch location," he added.

    Andera CEO Charlie Kroll remarked, "Consumers want to begin their banking and credit union relationships with the same ease and convenience that they experience when buying goods and services in stores and on line. Technology makes that possible. It bridges the gap between these consumers' expectations and financial institutions' ability to meet those expectations."

    "In moving to oFlows, Boeing Helicopters Credit Union is making it easy for members to conduct their banking business from wherever they happen to be and at any time of day or night."

    About Andera

    Andera pioneered online account opening in 2004 and now offers a multichannel platform to over 550 bank and credit union customers. Andera's oFlows platform radically simplifies account opening and lending in branches, online, out in the field, and over the phone. The oFlows platform is a four-time winner of the "Best in Show" award at Finovate.

    Recently cited as "One of the Top Ten Tech Companies to Watch" by American Banker, Andera is privately held, headquartered in Providence, and has offices in San Francisco and New York. For more information, visit or register for an upcoming webinar.

    Andera Contact

    Laurie McLachlan

    (617) 921-2916

    Press Contact

    Tom Burke, Graber Associates

    (617) 326-7471

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    Maryland entrepreneurship and innovation overcome limitations of recession, reports find

    Baltimore, MD (MMD Newswire) January 4, 2013 -- The fourth edition of the Baltimore Business Review reports that despite the challenges of an economic recession, Maryland leads the nation in its transformation to an entrepreneurial and innovation-based economy. According to the regional journal, assets like state-sponsored financing initiatives, access to business incubators and federal institutions, and an ideal geographic location all contribute to making Maryland a top state for innovation and entrepreneurship.

    In addition to "Recession and its Effect on Maryland's Innovation and Entrepreneurship," the topics addressed in this issue include "A Brief Housing Update and a Historical Perspective of Housing Booms," "Trends in Student Loans," and "Banking Consolidation and Mobile Banking in Maryland," among others.

    The annual magazine provides business professionals, students and Maryland- based employers with insight that is specifically focused on Baltimore and the companies in Maryland.

    Published in partnership with the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) Society Baltimore and Towson University's College of Business and Economics, the review will be released at the 2013 Investment Outlook Conference to be held Tuesday, Jan. 11 from noon-1:30 p.m. at the Center Club in downtown Baltimore.

    The CFA Society Baltimore provides the financial community with information and knowledge, while advocating ethical conduct with regard to investments and financial management.

    Towson University is the only University System of Maryland institution with accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or AACSB International, for its business administration and accounting programs. AACSB is the premier accrediting agency for degree programs in business administration and accounting, and the highest distinction a business school can receive.

    To receive a complimentary hardcopy of the Baltimore Business Review or to register for the 2013 Investment Outlook Conference, contact Holly Sackett at For press inquiries please contact Co-Editor Niall O'Malley View the 2013 edition online at


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    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (MMD Newswire) January 4, 2013 --

    About Air Care

    Air-Care was started in 1979 by Richard Papaleo. One of the premier and innovative thinkers in this industry, Mr. Papaleo revolutionized air duct cleaning by creating high quality air duct cleaning equipment which is portable, electric and powerful. Air Care's air duct cleaning equipment is designed to efficiently and effectively clean both residential and commercial air systems. Air Care's equipment is 100% American made, all manufacturing for Air Care is done in Las Vegas, Nevada. One of Air Care's core values is to support America's work force as well as the U.S. economy. Air Care offers affordable business opportunities to entrepreneurs' throughout America as well as internationally. Air Care has successfully helped thousands of people start new businesses and continues to support them through training. Air Care has been in business for 32 years and today is recognized throughout the industry as the international authority in air duct cleaning technology. The equipment Air Care manufactures for air duct cleaning is regarded as the highest quality, best equipment in the world.



    3868 E. Post Road

    Las Vegas, Nevada 89120


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    First Totally Paperless Platform Meets the Needs of Today's Technology-Savvy Mobile Users

    Providence, RI (MMD Newswire) December 14, 2012 -- Andera, a financial software company that simplifies account opening and lending for banks and credit unions, announced that Central Star Credit Union has chosen oFlows, the first totally paperless platform for online account opening and loan applications.

    Central Star Credit Union, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, opened its doors over 71 years ago with fewer than 50 members and only $126 in assets. The goal of Central Star's founders was simple -- to provide low-cost financial solutions for aviation industry employees. Since then, Central Star has grown to thousands of members and $75 million in assets.

    "Andera's platform allows us to reduce expenses and yet deliver quality services to our members anywhere, anytime," stated Central Star President Lee Williams.

    "With the rapid movement we've seen to online and mobile banking, our ability to be global and mobile is key to our continued success and viability. As our members' financial needs change, we change as well. Andera gives us an additional platform for continuing our member promise of 'exceeding your expectation.'"

    Andera CEO Charlie Kroll added, "The retail sales channel is evolving. Consumers want the ability to begin their banking relationships with the same ease and convenience that they have come to expect when buying goods and services in stores and on line. Technology makes that possible, bridging the gap between these consumers' expectations and financial institutions' ability to meet those expectations."

    "In moving to oFlows, Central Star Credit Union is anticipating its members' needs by making it easy for them to conduct their banking business from wherever they happen to be and at any time of day or night."

    About Andera

    Andera pioneered online account opening in 2004 and now offers a multichannel platform to over 550 bank and credit union customers. Andera's oFlows platform radically simplifies account opening and lending in branches, online, out in the field, and over the phone. The oFlows platform is a four-time winner of the "Best in Show" award at Finovate.

    Recently cited as "One of the Top Ten Tech Companies to Watch" by American Banker, Andera is privately held, headquartered in Providence, and has offices in San Francisco and New York. For more information, visit or register for an upcoming webinar.

    Andera Contact

    Laurie McLachlan

    (617) 921-2916

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    Global consultancy Serenidad Consulting P/L and CEO advocate for more effective and sustainable conflict resolution

    Sydney, Australia (MMD Newswire) December 18, 2012 -- The 3rd and last US Pre-election Debate raised eyebrows, caused the nodding of heads and helped cement the views of tens of millions of US voters ready for November 6th.

    So too, that Debate and the election outcome cemented Serenidad Consulting positioning itself for a US presence at the earliest opportunity. Nola Hennessy, Founding Managing Director and CEO, was present in Washington DC for the 3rd Debate, and attended the Driskill Hotel in Austin TX on election night to watch the election results unfold and enjoy a relaxing dinner.

    After the last debate, in Washington DC Nola stated "Achieving peace through effective strategy, and resolving differences at all layers of humanity, is a far more sustainable outcome for our world than attempting (yet again) to achieve peace through a show of strength. War fighting simply exacerbates or treats the 'symptoms', but effective strategy will help us get to the root causes of conflicts so we can resolve these over time."

    nola hennessy  Serenidad Consulting Pty Ltd

    In No Boxing Allowed, Nola's first multi-award winning, "inspirational" and "spiritual" book, humanity's lack of emotional maturity is exposed and discussed. Nola extends to readers the powerful opportunity (a simple choice on their part) to learn more about, harness and then use their personal power in constructive and positive ways, thus enabling the healing, stabilization, nurturing and solidification of relationships at all levels of humanity.

    Nola's sequel book, the award-winning, "How To" book, From PMS to PMA - A Change Management Guide for Women (and their Men) (i.e. From Pre-Menstrual Syndrome to Positive Mental Attitude,) focuses readers on a bright new light for change - one that will deliver refreshed and healthier relationships between men and women, provide strategies to remove unnecessary and unproductive power and control struggles, enable letting go of age-old excuses and baggage, and empower everyone to value themselves and others.

    Nola's books are part of the solid base from which Serenidad Consulting has grown in strength and popularity over the last 3 years. These current and future books herald only positive change and are as enduring as Nola's companies for the long haul!

    Serenidad Consulting's strategic intent is clear and unwavering. During Nola's 2012 US book tour she solidified the 'foundation stone' relationships established in recent years and also forged brand new US alliances in the international security/counter-terrorism, education and mediation/alternative dispute resolution sectors, and with the US media and literary audiences more broadly. Nola plans to return to the USA in 2013 for further book promotion and signings, speaking and teaching engagements and media appearances.

    Media References: One-Sheet, Articles, and Appearances/Events

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    EDITORS: For book review copies or interview requests, contact:

    Nicholas Mostyn

    Phone: +61 2 44556951


    (When requesting a review copy, please provide a street address.)

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    CLEARWATER, FL (MMD Newswire) December 18, 2012 -- Mercury Medical, a medical products specialty manufacturer/distributor located in Clearwater, Florida is pleased to announce an alliance with Parker Medical to sell and distribute Parker's unique, airway management products. These include the full line of Parker's revolutionary, award-winning Flex-Tip® Endotracheal Tubes, which are designed to facilitate fast, easy intubation, and to prevent damage to the patient's airway anatomy, even during intubation of difficult airways. Mercury Medical also sells the Parker Flex-It® Intubating Stylet which makes it possible to remotely curve the endotracheal tube from outside the mouth during intubations.

    Mercury Medical is currently a non-exclusive distributor of Parker Medical's products throughout the U.S. Beginning on Feb. 1, 2013, Mercury Medical will become Parker's exclusive distributor in the following fourteen states: Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Mississippi, Maryland, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Washington (District of Columbia), Arkansas and Alabama. For more information, please contact Mercury Medical at 800.237.6418

    About Parker Medical

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, CO - Parker Medical was established in 1994. Its primary focus is the design and development of innovative, life-saving, patented, airway management products. Parker's goal is to provide products which are faster and easier for medical professionals to use and safer for patients. Independent, comparative, clinical studies listed on Parker's website have reported that Parker's Flex-Tip tubes cause "significantly less trauma and significantly less bleeding," and less post-intubation nasal pain after nasal intubation, when compared to standard-tip tubes. Other clinical studies comparing Parker Flex-Tip tubes to standard-tip tubes have reported that the Parker tubes facilitated significantly faster and easier intubations, with a 100% first-attempt success rate, little or no impingement on surrounding tissues, and less post-operative hoarseness. Parker recently launched the first DEHP-free, Flex-Tip tubes with thin polyurethane cuffs, and expects to launch several new, patented products in Q1, 2013, that will facilitate an unprecedented level of intubation speed and airway safety. Parker is headquartered in Colorado and has research facilities in Ohio. For more information, please visit

    About Mercury Medical

    Mercury Medical was established in 1963. Its primary focus is to bring new and evolving medical technology/devices to the market, whether developed by outside individuals, companies or through its own design. Mercury recently launched the first self-contained disposable Neo-Tee®

    T-piece resuscitation system as well as its Flowsafe® family of disposable CPAP systems. Mercury distributes its products in over 70 countries and is headquartered in Clearwater, Florida. For more information, please visit

    Mercury Medical®

    11300 - 49th Street North

    Clearwater, Florida 33762-4807

    Contact: George Howe,

    Executive Vice President


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    Santiago cae en la lista mundial de las ciudades más caras, mientras Caracas sigue teniendo el costo de vida más alto para empleados internacionales en las Américas

    Las ciudades brasileñas caen en picada en la lista mundial de las más caras para empleados expatriados, mientras que el costo de vida en ciudades de Estados Unidos se eleva.

    Tokio es la ciudad más cara del mundo

    A lo largo del año, Santiago ha retrocedido 8 puestos y es ahora la 144.ª ciudad más cara del mundo para empleados expatriados, según la nueva encuesta sobre el costo de vida de ECA International, el líder mundial en desarrollo y provisión de soluciones de gestión y asignación de empleados en todo el mundo. En las Américas, Santiago es la 38.ª más cara de las ciudades encuestadas, por debajo del 30.º lugar que ocupaba el año pasado.

    «El costo de los artículos que componen la canasta de bienes de consumo y servicios que ECA toma como base ha aumentado en un 3 % en Chile este año», explicó Lauren Smith, gerente general de la oficina de Nueva York de ECA International. «Un índice de aumento mucho más bajo que el de casi el 7 % registrado hace un año e inferior al aumento promedio del 6 % de toda América del Sur. Al mismo tiempo, el peso se ha debilitado un poco frente al dólar de EE. UU. En conjunto, estos factores hacen que a las empresas --en particular para las que tienen casa matriz en los EE. UU. o en países cuya moneda está vinculada al dólar de EE. UU.-- les resulte más barato enviar empleados a Chile.»

    Por lo general, las empresas que envían empleados en asignaciones internacionales tratan de asegurar que mantengan su poder adquisitivo en su nuevo destino. El costo de vida de los empleados internaciones se ve afectado por la inflación, la disponibilidad de bienes y los tipos de cambio, todo lo cual puede ejercer un impacto significativo sobre los paquetes de remuneración de los empleados. Para ayudar a las empresas multinacionales a calcular los salarios de asignación, ECA lleva a cabo dos Encuestas de Costo de Vida al año, comparando el costo de una canasta de bienes y servicios comprados habitualmente por los empleados internacionales en más de 400 ciudades de todo el mundo.

    «La encuesta no incluye ciertos costos de vida tales como alquiler de la vivienda, cargas de los servicios públicos (electricidad, gas, agua), compra de auto y matrículas escolares. Aunque estos elementos pueden hacer una gran diferencia en el consto de vida total, por lo general, se compensan por separado en los paquetes de remuneración de los expatriados, de modo que estos datos se investigan y publican por separado», explicó Smith.

    La ciudad más cara entre las encuestas en las Américas es la capital de Venezuela, Caracas, que ocupa la 7.ª posición a nivel mundial.

    Buenos Aires, en el 47.º lugar a nivel mundial, ocupa el 2.º puesto en la lista de las ciudades sudamericanas más cara para empleados expatriados. Le siguen Río de Janeiro (64.º) y Sao Paulo (69.º), que, sin embargo, han caído dramáticamente en la clasificación mundial, del 22.º y el 29.º lugar respectivamente.

    «En los últimos 12 meses, la intervención gubernamental, la crisis de la deuda soberana de la eurozona y las decepcionantes cifras nacionales de desempeño económico han contribuido al debilitamiento del real frente al dólar de EE. UU. y otras monedas importantes», explicó Lauren Smith, gerente general de la oficina de Nueva York de ECA International. «Por otro lado, hemos observado que el costo de nuestra canasta de bienes, que usualmente consumen los expatriados, subió poco más de un 2,4 % en Brasil. Es la más baja tasa de crecimiento que hemos observado en América del Sur este año y por debajo del 4,7 % registrado el año pasado en Brasil.»

    Las ciudades mexicanas se encuentran entre las más baratas de la región. En el ámbito mundial México DF está en el 201.º lugar y, en las Américas, ocupa el 55.º puesto.

    En América del Norte, la ciudad canadiense de Vancouver es la más cara por segundo año consecutivo. La ciudad figura en el 35.º lugar a nivel mundial, seguida por Manhattan (36.º). El fortalecimiento del dólar de EE. UU. frente a las principales divisas ha llevado a todas las ciudades de Estados Unidos encuestadas a ascender en el ranking en los últimos 12 meses, a pesar de que el costo de los artículos que componen la canasta de referencia subió a un ritmo más lento que en muchas otras partes del mundo.

    Lo más destacado en Asia: Tokio es la ciudad más cara del mundo

    Durante los últimos tres años, las ciudades asiáticas han subido el ranking. Nueve ciudades figuran entre los primeros 50 lugares más costosos para empleados internacionales a nivel mundial. En 2009, solo cuatro estaban en este grupo, en el que no participaban Hong Kong, Singapur, Pekín, Shanghái ni Seúl.

    Tokio sigue siendo el lugar más caro en Asia y en el mundo, a pesar de que Japón fue el único país asiático en que los precios cayeron este año. En promedio, el precio de los artículos que componen la canasta de referencia de ECA para Asia se han incrementado un 6,5 %, cifrasignificativamente más baja que la del aumento promedio del año pasado, de un 8,2 %.

    Hong Kong, en el 32 º lugar del ámbito mundial, es ahora más cara que Manhattan (36.º) y París (42.º), aunque sigue siendo más barata que otros centros regionales, tales como Pekín (22.º), Shanghái (26.º), que también han ascendido en la clasificación, y Singapur (31.º).

    Mientras Hong Kong (32.º a nivel mundial) ha dado uno de los mayores saltos de la región en el ranking de este año, algunas de las mayores caídas se han producido en Indonesia. El debilitamiento de la rupia frente a las principales monedas ha contribuido a que Yakarta retrocediera 32 lugares, al 123.º lugar entre las ciudades más caras para empleados expatriados.

    Karachi (Pakistán) sigue siendo la ciudad menos cara de Asia.

    Australasia: las ciudades de Australia siguen estando entre las más caras del mundo

    Todas las ciudades australianas encuestadas están ahora entre las primeras 30 más caras del mundo. Sídney es la más costosa, en 16.º lugar a nivel mundial.

    «Hace sólo tres años, ninguna de las ciudades de Australia de nuestro estudio aparecía ente las primeras 60. Desde entonces, el dólar australiano ha ascendido sin parar y continúa en alza. Esto hace que Australia sea un lugar caro para vivir: el costo de bienes y servicios en Sídney, por ejemplo, está un 12 % por encima del costo de bienes y servicios equivalentes en Hong Kong», dijo Smith.

    Europa: ciudades de toda la región cayeron en el ranking mundial

    Muchas ciudades de la región retrocedieron en la clasificación mundial, por el debilitamiento del euro y otras monedas europeas frente al dólar de EE. UU., aunque durante el año los precios aumentaran en promedio en Europa a un ritmo más lento que en otras regiones.

    Las ciudades de Oslo y Stavanger (Noruega), clasificadas en 3.º y 8.º en el mundo, respectivamente, son las más caras de la región. Les siguen las ciudades suizas de Zúrich (9.º), Ginebra (10.º) y Berna (11.º), y Rusia (15.º).

    La actual crisis financiera en Grecia y España ha hecho que Atenas cayera 47 puestos en 12 meses al 109.º lugar en el ranking mundial, al tiempo que Madrid retrocedió 44 lugares al 105.º. Una de las mayores caídas en el ranking mundial se ha visto en Portugal, otro país afectado por la crisis de la deuda soberana. Lisboa cayó del 98.ª al 158.º lugar durante el año.

    Londres y las ciudades encuestadas Rusia, Turquía y Ucrania se han mostrado más resistentes. Londres subió 11 lugares y ahora ocupa el 58.º lugar a nivel mundial. Estambul ascendió 21 lugares al 34.º, mientras que la capital turca, Ankara, subió 31 puestos y está en el 121.º a nivel mundial, una de las mayores alzas en esta encuesta.

    Chisinau, capital de Moldavia, sigue siendo la ciudad europea encuestada con costos más bajos.

    África y Oriente Próximo: la ciudad angolana de Luanda es la más cara de África

    La ciudad más cara de África es la capital de Angola, Luanda. A nivel mundial, la ciudad está nuevamente entre las 10 primeras del ranking tras haber ascendido desde la 11.º posición del año pasado al 4.º lugar. Le sigue la capital de Sudán del Sur, Yuba (14 .º), y la de la República Democrática del Congo, Kinshasa (19.º).

    La capital egipcia, El Cairo, subió 15 lugares al 219.º mientras que las ciudades de Sudáfrica siguen cayendo en el ranking. Johannesburgo se encuentra actualmente en el 222.º lugar, habiendo caído del 204.º del año pasado.

    A pesar de que cayó 13 posiciones a nivel mundial, la ciudad encuestada más cara del Oriente Próximo sigue siendo Tel Aviv, 45.º en el ranking general. Dubái ha subido 14 lugares a nivel mundial al 173.º mientras que Yeda, en el 224.º lugar, es la ciudad encuestada más barata de la región.

    Notas a los editores

    Las cifras empleadas en este comunicado fueron tomadas de la encuesta sobre costo de vida de ECA.

    Siga a ECA en twitter:

    Información acerca de la encuesta sobre costo de vida de ECA

    Los índices de costo de vida de ECA International se calculan en base a encuestas llevadas a cabo anualmente en marzo y septiembre, usando una canasta de bienes y servicios del día a día. Los datos mencionados se refieren a variaciones interanuales entre las encuestas ECA de septiembre de 2012 y 2011.

    Los clientes de ECA usan estos datos para calcular los subsidios de costo de vida para los empleados en diferentes países. La encuesta abarca:

    Alimentos: Provisiones; productos lácteos; carnes y pescados; frutas y hortalizas

    Básico: Bebidas y tabaco; bienes diversos; servicios

    General: Ropa; aparatos eléctricos; uso de auto; comer afuera

    La encuesta no incluye ciertos costos de vida tales como alquiler de la vivienda, cargas de los servicios públicos (electricidad, gas, agua), compras de autos y matrículas escolares. Tales elementos pueden hacer una gran diferencia en los gastos, pero generalmente se compensan por separado en los paquetes de remuneración de los expatriados.

    Esta comparación del costo de vida se ha calculado sobre una base compuesta de diferentes países desarrollados, de modo de reflejar un estilo de vida internacional. Otros índices de ECA reflejan comparaciones específicas entre ciudades y diferentes niveles de eficiencia comercial.

    Santiago cae en la lista mundial de las ciudades más caras, mientras Caracas sigue teniendo el costo de vida más alto para empleados internacionales en las Américas

    Información sobre ECA International

    Información sobre ECA International

    ECA es el líder mundial en desarrollo y provisión de soluciones de gestión y asignación de empleados en todo el mundo. A través de la provisión de datos, experiencia, sistemas y asistencia en la forma que mejor se ajusta a los clientes, la cartera de ofertas de ECA incluye un paquete externalizado completo de cálculos, asesoramiento y servicios para empresas con poca experiencia o recursos en gestión de asignaciones internacionales; suscripciones a exhaustiva información en línea y sistemas de software para empresas con requerimientos más amplios; y proyectos de política aduanera y desarrollo de sistemas para empresas que gestionan miles de empleados internacionales en todo el mundo.

    Para obtener más información o convenir una entrevista con un portavoz de ECA International acerca de estos resultados, póngase en contacto con:

    Síganos en twitter: @ECAintl

    Para más información póngase en contacto con

    Lauren Smith
    Gerente general
    ECA International Logical Link Control
    Rockefeller Center
    1230 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 730
    Nueva York NY 10020
    EE. UU.
    Tel:  +1 212 582 2333

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    Custo de vida em localidades nos EUA cresce e Tóquio permanece sendo a cidade mais cara do mundo

    Rio de Janeiro é o 64º local mais caro para agentes internacionais, tendo caído da 22ª posição no ano passado, de acordo com uma nova pesquisa de Custo de Vida da ECA International, líder mundial no desenvolvimento e fornecimento de soluções para a gestão e transferência de funcionários em todo o mundo. São Paulo ocupa a 69ª posição - tendo caído da 29ª lugar no ano passado.

    "A intervenção do governo, a crise da dívida pública da Zona do Euro e números decepcionantes do desempenho econômicos nacional têm contribuído para o enfraquecimento do real em relação ao dólar e outras dentre as principais moedas nos últimos 12 meses", explica Lauren Smith, Gerente-Geral da ECA International em Nova York. "Além disso, temos presenciado o aumento do custo da nossa cesta representativa de bens para expatriados em pouco mais de 2,4% no Brasil. Esta é a menor taxa de crescimento que temos observado na América do Sul neste ano e representa uma redução de 4,7% com relação ao ano passado para o Brasil."

    As empresas que enviam funcionários em transferências internacionais costumam visar para que o poder de compra do agente internacional seja mantido em sua nova localidade. O custo de vida para agentes internacionais é afetado pela inflação, disponibilidade de bens e taxas de câmbio, os quais podem ter um impacto significativo sobre os pacotes de remuneração do agente. Para ajudar as empresas multinacionais a calcular os salários de transferência, a ECA realiza duas Pesquisas de Custo de Vida por ano, comparando uma cesta de bens de consumo e serviços normalmente adquiridos pelos agentes internacionais em mais de 400 localidades em todo o mundo.

    "Certos custos de vida, tais como aluguel, taxas de serviços públicos, compra de automóveis e mensalidades escolares, não estão incluídos neste levantamento. Embora tais artigos possam ter um efeito significativo no custo de vida global, eles em geral são compensados separadamente em pacotes para expatriados, de modo que tais dados são pesquisados e publicados separadamente", explica Smith.

    "À medida que diminuem os custos de vida nas localidades brasileiras, o país torna-se mais atraente para as empresas que pretendem instalar-se na região, visto que os subsídios necessários para assegurar a seus empregados que o padrão de vida seja mantido em sua transferência o Brasil tendem a ser mais baixos agora para muitas empresas."

    A cidade mais cara pesquisada nas Américas é a capital da Venezuela, Caracas, que ocupa a 7ª posição globalmente.

    Dentre as outras localidades na América do Sul pesquisadas, Buenos Aires, na 47ª posição globalmente, é a segunda localidade mais cara da América do Sul para expatriados. O Rio de Janeiro e São Paulo são as seguintes.

    Na América do Norte, a cidade canadense de Vancouver é a localidade mais cara pelo segundo ano consecutivo. A cidade ocupa a 35ª posição globalmente e é seguida por Manhattan (36ª). O fortalecimento do dólar contra as principais moedas fez com que todas as localidades dos EUA pesquisadas subissem no ranking nos últimos 12 meses - apesar do custo de itens no custo da cesta básica aumentar a um ritmo mais lento que muitas outras partes do mundo.

    Destaques da região da Ásia - Tóquio, a localidade mais cara do mundo

    Nos últimos três anos, as localidades da Ásia subiram no ranking. Nove localidades asiáticas agora aparecem dentre as 50 mais caras para agentes internacionais em todo o mundo. Em 2009, apenas quatro estavam nas 50 primeiras, nenhuma delas sendo Hong Kong, Cingapura, Pequim, Xangai ou Seul.

    Tóquio ainda é o local mais caro na Ásia e no mundo - apesar de o Japão ser o único local na Ásia a passar por quedas de preços neste ano. Em média, os preços dos itens na cesta do Custo de Vida da ECA aumentaram 6,5% - significativamente menos do aumento médio do ano passado, de 8,2%.

    Hong Kong, em 32º lugar globalmente, é agora mais caro que Manhattan (36º) e Paris (42º), embora continue a ser mais barato que outros centros regionais como Pequim (22º), Xangai (26º), que também deram um salto no ranking, e Cingapura (31º).

    Embora Hong Kong (32º globalmente) tenha tido um dos maiores saltos da região no ranking deste ano, algumas das maiores quedas foram vistas na Indonésia. O enfraquecimento da rúpia contra as principais moedas contribuiu para que Jacarta caísse 32 posições, tornando-se a 123ª localidade mais cara do mundo para expatriados.

    Karachi, no Paquistão, permanece a localidade asiática menos cara no ranking.

    Australásia - As localidades da Austrália permanecem entre as mais caras do mundo

    Todas as localidades australianas pesquisadas agora estão classificadas dentre as 30 mais caras do mundo. Sydney é a mais cara, ocupando a 16ª posição globalmente.

    "Há apenas três anos, nenhuma das localidades australianas em nossa pesquisa apareciam nas 60 mais caras. Desde então, o dólar australiano tem se fortalecido cada vez mais e permanece em alta atualmente. Isso torna a Austrália um lugar caro para se viver: os custos dos bens e serviços em Sydney, por exemplo, agora são 12% maiores que os custos equivalentes em Hong Kong", afirma Smith.

    Europa - localidades na região em queda no ranking global

    Muitas localidades na região caíram no ranking global visto que o euro e outras moedas europeias enfraqueceram-se em relação ao dólar, enquanto os preços aumentaram em um ritmo mais lento na Europa, em média, que outras regiões ao longo do ano.

    As localidades norueguesas de Oslo e Stavanger, classificadas como a 3ª e 8ª do mundo, respectivamente, são as mais caras da região. Elas são seguidas pelas cidades suíças de Zurique (9ª), Genebra (10ª) e Berna (11ª), bem como a Rússia (15ª).

    A atual crise financeira na Grécia e na Espanha fez com que Atenas caísse 47 posições em 12 meses, chegando à 109ª posição no ranking mundial, enquanto Madrid caiu 44 lugares, chegando à 105ª. Uma das maiores quedas no ranking mundial ocorreu em Portugal - outro país atingido pela crise da dívida pública. Lisboa caiu a 98ª para a 158ª posição ao longo do ano.

    Londres e as localidades pesquisadas na Rússia, Turquia e Ucrânia têm se mostrado mais resistentes. Londres subiu 11 posições e agora ocupa a 58ª posição globalmente. Istambul subiu 21 posições para a 34ª, enquanto a capital turca, Ancara, subiu 31 posições para a 121ª globalmente - um dos maiores aumentos neste levantamento.

    A capital da Moldávia, Chisinau permanece sendo a cidade europeia menos cara pesquisada.

    África e Oriente Médio - cidade angolana de Luanda, a mais cara da África

    A localidade mais cara da África é a capital angolana, Luanda. Globalmente, a cidade está de volta às 10 mais caras, tendo subido da 11ª posição do ano passado para a 4ª. Ela é seguida pela capital do Sudão do Sul, Juba (14ª) e da República Democrática do Congo, Kinshasa (19ª).

    A capital egípcia, Cairo, subiu 15 posições, chegando à 219ª, enquanto as localidades sul-africanas continuam a cair no ranking. Johanesburgo ocupa atualmente a 222ª posição - queda da 204ª posição no ano passado.

    Apesar de cair 13 posições globalmente, a localidade mais cara pesquisada no Oriente Médio permanece sendo Tel Aviv, 45ª no ranking geral. Dubai subiu 14 posições para a 173ª em todo o mundo, enquanto Jeddah, na 224ª, é a localidade menos cara pesquisada na região.

    Notas aos Editores

    Os valores utilizados neste comunicado foram retirados da Pesquisa de Custo de Vida da ECA.

    Siga a ECA no Twitter:

    Sobre a Pesquisa de Custo de Vida da ECA

    Os índices de custo de vida da ECA International são calculados com base em pesquisas realizadas anualmente em março e setembro utilizando uma cesta de bens e serviços do dia-a-dia. Os dados utilizados acima se referem aos movimentos ano-a-ano entre setembro de 2012 e 2011 das pesquisas da ECA.

    Os dados são utilizados por clientes da ECA para o cálculo do custo dos subsídios de vida para agentes internacionais. A pesquisa abrange:

    Alimentos: mercearia; lacticínios; carne e peixe; frutas e legumes frescos

    Itens básicos: bebida e fumo; bens diversos; serviços

    Geral: vestuário: eletroeletrônicos; veículos; refeições fora

    Certos custos de vida, tais como aluguel, taxas de serviços públicos (energia elétrica, água, gás), compra de automóveis e mensalidades escolares, não estão incluídos na pesquisa. Tais itens podem fazer uma diferença significativa de despesas, mas em geral são compensados em separado em pacotes para expatriados.

    Esta comparação de custo de vida foi calculada sobre uma base composta de vários países desenvolvidos e é utilizada para refletir um estilo de vida internacional. Outros índices disponíveis da ECA refletem comparações específicas entre cidades e diferentes níveis de eficiência de compras.

    Localidades brasileiras despencam na lista global dos locais mais caros para expatriados

    Sobre a ECA International

    ECA é líder mundial no desenvolvimento e fornecimento de soluções para a gestão e transferência de funcionários em todo o mundo. Ao fornecer dados, conhecimentos, sistemas e suporte em formatos que atendem a seus clientes, a oferta da ECA inclui um pacote externo completo de cálculos, assessoria e serviços para empresas com pouca experiência ou recursos para a gestão de transferência internacional; assinaturas para informações abrangentes online e sistemas de software para empresas com exigências maiores; e uma política e projetos de desenvolvimento de sistemas personalizados para empresas que gerem milhares de agentes internacionais em todo o mundo.

    Para mais informações ou para uma entrevista com um porta-voz da ECA International sobre estas descobertas, entre em contato com:

    Siga-nos no Twitter: @ECAintl

    Para mais informações, entre em contato com:

    Lauren Smith
    General Manager
    ECA International LLC
    Rockefeller Center
    1230 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 730
    New York, NY 10020
    Tel.: +1 212 582 2333

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    CEO Logan confident that the Scalada and Artemis missions "fit seamlessly"

    Singapore (MMD Newswire) December 19, 2012 -- Manley Logan, CEO of Scalada Holdings Ltd., announced today his company's intention to enter the 2013 Artemis Top 50 Water Tech Competition aimed at identifying the most promising advanced water technology companies worldwide and to support their entry into the full scale of their markets. Scalada is already considered among the most innovative and cost effective providers for the treatment of wastewaters produced in oil and gas production.

    The Artemis Top 50 is hosted by Artemis Water Strategy, a boutique consulting practice dedicated to working with advanced water technology companies that are driving a new wave of technology and economic development in the field.

    "I am confident that Scalada Holdings' unique and patented Elemental Ionization System fits seamlessly with the Artemis mission," stated CEO Manly. "Our mission at Scalada is no less than the total clean up and recycling of wastewaters in a manner which is economically and environmentally viable and sustainable."

    The Artemis Top 50 competition evaluates companies and their flagship products from three perspectives: Technology, Application, and Business Viability. Scalada's onsite technology supports all three criteria through a special combination of elemental ion chargers and non-contaminating additives to remediate, recycle, and reuse contaminated water in ways which are already considered faster, cleaner, and more efficient than any other company worldwide.

    The 2012 Artemis Top 50 were awarded in September at the Water Innovation Summit in Berkeley, California in partnership with the Cleantech Group. Jurists included experts from Intel, Archer Daniels Midland, and IBM, as well as the CTO of Singapore's Public Utilities Board.

    To learn more about Scalada Holdings Ltd. and its business of bringing green solutions to the global marketplace that produce sustainable outcomes, visit

    Contact person: Jeremy Merritt, Vice President

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    December 19, 2012 (MMD Newswire) -- As part of the local campaign to improve the takeup of LED lighting, LED Choice have been doing a number of talks to local business and transition groups in the Surrey area including Dorking Business Breakfast Group , Transition Ashtead, and Transition Bookham.

    With high and rising interest in LED Lighting, and in particular the changeover of LED spotlights and LED standard shaped bulbs and how it can reduce energy costs, replace CFL (low energy bulbs) which the majority find frustrating given the length of time that they take to warm up, and avoid more blown bulbs.

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