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    Internet activist has launched a petition to prevent large companies control over Chinese, Japanese, English and many other new top internet address

    February 8, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- "We believe this is an abuse of the New gTLD Program and it poses great risk of harm to consumers, business, and internet users globally." declares Tom Gilles, NewgTLDsite.com TLD-vangelist and petition organizer. "These generic category top level domain names such as .app, .book, .music, and others should be open for the general public, not monopolized and closed off for use by one large corporation exclusively at their sole discretion."

    ICANN (Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers), the organization that governs the Domain Name System (DNS) of the internet is poised to release over 1000 New Top Level Domains (TLDs) starting this year. These new website name endings will occupy the space that 'com' takes in website name addresses today. There will be 'not-com' website name address endings to represent brands (.Google, .Gucci), cities (.NYC, .Vegas, .London), consumer niches (.book, .music, .baby), interests (.art, .recipes, .game) and hundreds more. Once approved, a business could register and use 'not-com' names like www.sightseeing.london, or www.hiphop.music as their website name, for example. See the list of proposed new domain endings.

    But large companies, such as Amazon are attempting to exploit loopholes in the process to acquire and monopolize large swaths of website names for their exclusive use. The companies seek to close off some of the most popular niche category domain extensions from the public. Consumers, users and small businesses would be prohibited from using these new website name endings if these companies are succesful in their attempts. See a list of controversial TLDs.

    "If companies like Amazon and L'oreal have their way, there will be no .music website names for musicians and bands, no .salon domain names for real salon owners, no .APP web addresses for app developers." states NewgTLDsite.com's Tom Gilles "There are literally millions of possible innovative and commercial uses for website names that end with.shop, But Amazon wants them all. - Amazon should not be sole arbiter and beneficiary of this valuable public resource."

    ICANN is charged with protecting the public interest when awarding stewardship of the new domain names, which should begin shortly after the global meeting of the organization in Beijing April 2013. The petition is hoped to demonstrate strong public sentiment toward preserving open generic namespaces, compelling ICANN to reject these takeover attempts.

    Mr. Gilles hopes to deliver 100,000 petition signatures to the Board and Government Advisory Committee of ICANN at the meeting in April to achieve this.

    The petition can be found here.


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    February 12, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- A solar panel manufacturer based in Napoleon, Ohio, with its parent company located in Malaga (Spain), Isofoton North America has received a prestigious award from an economic development group in northwest Ohio. The award includes a payment of $3,000 to a charity of the recipient's choosing. The development group, the Northwest Ohio Regional Development Association (NORED), is comprised of economic development professionals and business members from twelve counties in the northwest part of Ohio. The group includes economic development professionals in the counties and cities in the region.

    The Supplier Recruitment Program (SRP) award is given annually to a business that plays an important role in area development. The awards program is aimed at increasing the involvement of private sector professionals in providing leads for new economic development projects and to advance the supply chain in the region. It is a cooperative effort between several regional economic development organizations that include the Regional Growth Partnership (RGP), Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority (Port Authority), and NORED.

    Isofoton North America selected a site in Henry County for its first production facility in North America. The parent company, Isofoton, is a global manufacturer of solar panels that has invested approximately $31 million in its new operations in Napoleon, Ohio. Isofoton North America worked closely with the Henry County Community Improvement Corporation, Regional Growth Partnership, University of Toledo Innovation Enterprises, and many others in the area on this large project.

    Isofoton North America was selected for this recognition as a result of the process that it used to put the new plant in place. The company went to extra efforts to recruit suppliers in the area to support the business during the construction phase at its new facility.

    The solar panel manufacturer is leasing an existing building, so most of the construction has been related to the machinery and equipment needed in the production process. Joe Garton, vice president of plant operations for the company, advised that it was part of Isofoton North America's strategy to attempt to utilize as many businesses in the area as possible to support its needs.

    At the start of the construction project, the company retained Rupp/Rosebrock, Inc., a construction manager and general contractor in Liberty Center in Henry County. Rupp/Rosebrock pulled in additional local subcontractor support for various aspects of the project.

    In addition, Isofoton North America recruited a number of local companies for the development and construction of some of the equipment that has now been installed in the facility. The company alerted businesses in the area of key needs that it had and its preference to use local suppliers.

    Garton further advised that the company is currently examining an Ohio business to supply parts needed for the panels. These parts are currently being supplied from overseas. Isofoton North America's strategy of supporting local businesses may present opportunities in the future for companies located in the area to become additional suppliers to this manufacturer that is new to the region.

    Isofoton North America's plant management met and selected an area nonprofit organization to receive the $3,000 payment that accompanies the annual Supplier Recruitment Program award. The nonprofit organization is the Maumee Valley Guidance Center located in Defiance, Ohio. Isofoton North America has requested that the money go to the center's Supportive Services for Veteran Families program. Isofoton North America has put significant effort into recruiting veterans of the US armed forces for employment in the new operations.

    The SRP award and the $3,000 payment will be presented at NORED's Annual Meeting on March 14th at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg, Ohio.

    Contact: Jerry Arkebauer

    Northwest Ohio Regional Economic Development Association (NORED)

    (419) 480-9656

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    SAN DIEGO, CA (PRBuzz.com) February 13, 2013 -- Space Micro Inc. today announced that Mr. Neal Nicholson has been added to their management team.

    Mr. Nicholson will head up the Program Management function within Space Micro, as the company continues to rapidly grow with the capture of several larger, high-profile contracts for space electronics, both avionics and communications.

    Mr. Nicholson has over 25 years of experience in the design, development and management of RF/microwave communications components and communication systems for the commercial, aerospace and defense industries. He has successfully managed the development of products deployed in environments ranging from the ocean floors to deep-space science missions. This, coupled with his successful track record in driving organizational and fiscal growth, further enhance the Space Micro team.

    Prior to joining Space Micro, serving as Director of Business and Product Development at L-3 Communications, Mr. Nicholson launched and managed the L-3 Narda Microwave Technology Center in San Diego, CA. This business unit received corporate recognition and commendation for successfully driving aggressive revenue growth as well as penetration into key market areas and critical programs.

    "We are extremely pleased to add Neal's space industry, program management, and RF technology expertise to our team", stated David J. Strobel, CEO and Chairman of Space Micro.

    About Space Micro Inc.

    Space Micro recently celebrated our 10 year anniversary. As an engineering driven small business focused on technology advancement and product implementation, it has earned a strong reputation in the Space industry for innovative, affordable and high performance digital and RF communication products. A brief list of accomplishments include:

    • Invented & flew new CPU Space Hardened Technologies

    • Developed new Radiation Hardened Computer Products

    • Developed new C&DH Peripheral Products

    • Developed new Space Based Radios (STDN/SGLS Transponders, X/Ku/Ka-Band Mission Data Transmitters)

    • Developed new Radiation Hardened Chip Products

    • Delivered Multiple Government and Prime Flight Hardware

    Space Micro Inc. is a leader in patented affordable radiation hardened by design technologies. These technologies have been implemented in the highly successful ProtonX-Box Avionics Suite, which features the Proton P200/400k series single board computers providing industry leading performance and affordability. In addition, Space Micro's high performance software defined radios including STDN and SGLS Transponders as well as X band Transmitters have completed formal acceptance testing with deliveries ongoing. Finally, our IPC-5000 (Image Processing Computer system) recently celebrated its one-year anniversary on orbit on the highly successful Air Force ORS-1 program.

    Space Micro is an employee-owned company based in San Diego, CA, USA. For more information visit http://www.spacemicro.com or contact Paul Brammer, Vice President of Business Development at (858) 332-0700, extension 127.

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    Ottawa, ON (MMD Newswire) February 13, 2013 -- EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation has chosen MeterSense, the meter data management (MDM) solution from Harris Utilities, to enhance operational efficiencies, analyze smart grid data and improve customer service.

    EnergyUnited is among the twenty largest electric cooperatives in the United States. Located in Statesville, North Carolina, it delivers electricity services across 122,000 meters to more than 100,000 members in 19 counties, with a mission to provide reliable electric services at a competitive price. To support this goal, EnergyUnited's management group constantly evaluates electrical distribution technologies to make business processes more efficient and member services more robust. In 2009, the group agreed that a smart grid solution was required to ensure EnergyUnited continued to deliver on its mission.

    The utility installed advanced metering infrastructure across its service territory later that year. Deployment was functionally complete by 2012, at which time EnergyUnited was faced with the challenge of managing and drawing value from the influx of smart grid data it collected. It understood that an MDM solution was essential to complete the deployment of its smart metering project, and chose MeterSense because of the software's configurable rules engine and native analytics functions.

    "We plan to use MeterSense to realize operational enhancements across our organization," said Kathleen Hart, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Customer Care with EnergyUnited. "We will configure the rules engine to reduce the number of person hours we spend reading meters, validating reads and verifying tasks such as disconnects and demand resets."

    EnergyUnited is already an existing customer of Cayenta, Harris Utilities' customer information system (CIS) provider. MeterSense will integrate with Cayenta's CIS and EnergyUnited's enterprise outage management software to help confirm outages, notify members of service interruptions and restore power quicker than ever before.

    "Delivering reliable service is a core part of our mission," said Hart. "We live in a region of the country that is affected by hurricanes in the summer and freezing rain in the winter, both of which can cause power interruptions. And although we're one of the leaders in reliability among cooperatives across the country, we know we can always deliver better outage response to our customers. MeterSense will help us do that."

    EnergyUnited will fully implement MeterSense by the third quarter of 2013, at which time the utility will leverage MeterSense's analytics functions to realize further operational benefits. It plans to use aggregated data to study transformer loading and grid losses. It also expects that MeterSense will help reduce the volume of calls it receives from members regarding high bills and give its customer service representatives the data they need to address members' concerns swiftly and confidently.

    "EnergyUnited is a leader among electricity cooperatives in the United States," said Norm Daigle, Executive Vice President of Harris Utilities SmartWorks, the innovation engine of Harris Utilities that created MeterSense. "Its decision to implement MeterSense will help drive efficiencies across the organization, demonstrate the true value of the smart grid to its members and more broadly help the utility meet its mission of delivering affordable and reliable electric services."

    By transforming meter data into valuable business intelligence, MeterSense helps utilities like EnergyUnited realize its mission to provide comprehensive, reliable electric services to a large number of households and businesses at a low cost.

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    About EnergyUnited Electric Membership Corporation

    EnergyUnited, an innovative and dynamic energy services company, serves more than 120,000 electricity customers in 19 North Carolina counties, stretching from Virginia to northern Mecklenburg County and encompassing the fast-growing I-40, I-77, and I-85 corridors. Its service territory includes suburbs surrounding three of North Carolina's largest cities - Charlotte, Winston-Salem and Greensboro. EnergyUnited makes customer satisfaction its highest priority, and its electric customers enjoy one of the highest reliability ratings in the industry.

    EnergyUnited also provides propane to approximately 23,000 customers in 74 North and South Carolina counties and offers other specialized residential and commercial products and services. For more information, please visit www.energyunited.com.

    About Harris Utilities

    With more than 35 years of industry experience, Harris Utilities delivers software that enables utilities to improve business processes, enhance customer service and increase profitability. Thousands of customers depend on Harris Utilities' original and focused products that are developed directly for the utilities market. Harris Utilities' mission is to create whole new categories of products that will transform the industry and evolve the smart grid.

    Harris Utilities' smart grid technology includes MeterSense, a scalable, configurable and powerful meter data management (MDM) solution that quickly manages and intelligently interprets growing volumes of critical smart meter data. And CustomerConnect, a customer engagement solution that gives customers direct, web-based access to account information and unprecedented insight into resource use which helps utilities demonstrate the value of, and power behind, their smart grid investments. Harris Utilities has developed prepaid and mobile application solutions to add to its roster of technology designed to specifically enhance the smart utility.

    Contacts

    Harris Utilities

    Anna Jackson

    Vice President, Marketing and Communications

    T: +1-613-226-5511, ext. 2085

    C: +1-613-986-9189

    ajackson@harrisutilities.com


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    February 14, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Scanther, a startup company based in Austin, Texas will launch its company and product line of smart signs and mobile sites on the 10th of March, 2013 at South by Southwest Trade Show. The mission of the said company is to provide social connection to people in a smart and affordable way through providing advanced texting technology, NFC and QR.

    The owners of Scanther claim that it is the only company to create mobile websites and smart signs that come in a retail box. Its setup is simple and can successfully run in as few as 10 minutes. They also point out that their offers will help clients save a high amount of money while ensuring the consistent success of their mobile website.

    With the Scanther Mobile Site Builder, clients will be able to create their website simply and easily. It will also enable them to make sales and profit and establish loyalty among their customers as well.

    The preliminary price point for the Smart Sign Set and Instant Mobile Website is $69.95, while the first month subscription is free. However, when the subscription period has already expired, subscribers will be charged $10 per month. The company also offers accessories such as 10-pack table signs for $59.95 and 20-pack credit card size decals for $59.95, each amounting to $3 per month for every pack accessory.

    To increase visibility and awareness among customers, Scanther has recently posted its product on Indiegogo, a crowd funding website. By visiting http://igg.me/at/scanther, interested individuals will be able to know the deals they can get once they purchase the Scanther kit and once they take part in the flexible funding campaign.

    For a $5 contribution, individuals will get a shout out on their Facebook page thanking them for their support; for a $10 contribution, they can get a Scanther logo decal with free US shipping; for a $30 contribution, they can get a T-shirt with Scanther logo; for a $49 contribution, they can take advantage of the Scanther Smart Sign Set and Instant Mobile Website; for a $50 contribution, they can get either a Scanther table accessory or decal accessory; for a $60 contribution, they can get a Smart Sign Set and Instant Mobile Website with more SMS messages than what is offered on the $49 contribution.

    As of now, the Scanther team is already gearing up for its upcoming company and product line launch.

    For more information about Scanther and its upcoming launch, visit its website at www.scanther.com. Interested individuals can also know more about the offers and promos of the company at http://igg.me/at/scanther. Also check http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1INYWrTc6w&feature=youtu.be or http://vimeo.com/58260540.

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    February 14, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Attorney D. Jeffrey Craven and Frederick C. Thomas proudly announce formation of Thomas Craven PLLC, a law firm dedicated to providing effective, economical legal representation to its clients. The firm also announces launch of new website under the trade name Attorneys of Phoenix™. Both D. Jeffrey Craven and Frederick C. Thomas bring with them years of experience in providing counseling and legal services to Arizona businesses and consumers. Their new firm will focus on a variety of business issues, including commercial construction litigation, real estate litigation, administrative law, business and real estate transactions, and corporate start up, corporate maintenance, corporate dissolution and bankruptcy. Additionally, the firm will assist individuals with consumer law issues, construction defects and lien issues, and injuries caused by others.

    D. Jeffrey Craven has nearly 20 years of experience in a variety of litigation and transactional areas. He focuses primarily on business and corporate transactions, real estate and construction transactions, and real estate, construction, and commercial litigation issues. His experience is drawn from years of helping clients in nearly every industry to anticipate and address potential legal problems and to undertake lawsuits where needed to collect what the clients were owed. He also has prior experience dealing with insurance issues and subrogation claims.

    Frederick C. Thomas has over 8 years of litigation experience on a variety of claims or issues, including personal injury claims for individuals, consumer and commercial claims on contract issues, construction defect and lien and bond claims, and criminal defense DUI and habeus corpus proceedings. He presently focuses on personal injury and construction litigation matters.

    For more information, please feel free to contact the firm:

    Thomas Craven PLLC

    dba Attorney of Phoenix ™

    11811 N Tatum Blvd Ste 4020

    Phoenix AZ 85028

    Tel: 480-222-2225

    Fax: 480-287-9532

    Email: info@tc-lf.com

    Website: www.attorneyphoenix.com


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    February 14, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Australian holiday provider Classic Holidays has won the 2013 Perspective Magazine Award for Best Management Company, receiving global recognition from industry professionals for the second straight year during GNEX 2013.

    The award was announced during a Gala dinner held February 6th, 2013 at the Beverly Wilshire - a Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California following the conference, which recognizes the top companies and individuals doing business in the timeshare and fractional sector of the hospitality industry worldwide.

    "We are absolutely thrilled to once again be recognized by our peers as the best of the best," said Ramy Filo, CEO, Classic Holidays who was in attendance and accepted the award. "This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication each of our staff exhibit to provide the best possible holiday experience for our members and we couldn't be happier to share this with them."

    The Best Management Company Award acknowledges the business that successfully works through the myriad of challenges today's resorts encounter every day, balancing the ability to keep a resort running profitably with improving quality and member satisfaction.

    Over 14,500 online votes were cast across close to 200 nominations in a unique judging process that, along with decisions from a panel of four industry experts, decided the winners. Industry professionals across the world competed for the coveted awards and accompanying global visibility provided through the extensive online and print reach of Perspective Magazine.

    Classic Holidays manages 19 resorts and clubs across Australia and the company has provided its nearly 50,000 members with remarkable holiday experiences for 35 years. Classic possesses a deep knowledge of timeshare, resort management, customer service and the details that go into creating outstanding vacations. Now based in a new expanded facility on the Gold Coast, the company delivers solutions and support for any type of resort looking to experience high occupancy rates and customer satisfaction levels.

    For more information about Classic Holidays, please visit http://www.classicholidays.com.au/.

    About Classic Holidays

    Established in 1978 with Head Office operations based on the Gold Coast, Classic Holidays is Australia's largest privately owned timeshare Resort Management Company, representing almost 50,000 member families and responsible for over 650 employees. Built on strong founding principles of honesty, respect and commitment, Classic has a reputation for excellence, providing their resorts with a comprehensive range of support services. For more information, please visit http://www.classicholidays.com.au/

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    Contact:

    Steve Luba

    PerspectivePR for Perspective Group

    Ph: 407-792-2343


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    February 14, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- For the third consecutive year, Dial An Exchange (DAE) has been recognized for outstanding achievement after winning the Perspective Magazine Award for Best Service Provider for its North America operation during a Gala dinner held at the conclusion of GNEX 2013.

    "Being honored by industry professionals from throughout the world is a special achievement since they know the challenges that we all face on a daily basis," said Fermin Cruz, Vice President, Americas Region, DAE. "Our team in our North America office is very excited to be recognized through such an open process and we'd like to thank everyone who voted on our behalf."

    The Perspective Magazine Awards annually recognize the top companies and individuals doing business in the timeshare and fractional sector of the hospitality industry, with this year's Awards Gala dinner held February 6th, 2013 at the Beverly Wilshire - a Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

    The Best Service Provider Award acknowledges the integral role that companies play in providing the products and programs that support a resort's ability to offer superior vacation experiences and deliver high quality holidays for their customers.

    A combination of online voting and decisions from a panel of four industry experts decided the winners, with over 14,500 votes cast online across nearly 200 nominations. Industry professionals across all sectors of the industry competed for the coveted awards and accompanying global recognition provided through Perspective Magazine, the industry's most widely-read trade publication.

    DAE is the largest privately owned timeshare exchange provider in the world, servicing a global market from offices in the USA, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, China, Thailand and India. The company has excelled with its commitment to provide an easy to use timeshare exchange platform through its free membership service, allowing members to bank weeks, search for a new holiday destination and request a booking - with payment made only after a booking has been confirmed.

    For more information and to explore memorable vacation options with Dial An Exchange, please visit http://daelive.com.

    About Dial An Exchange

    DAE has grown significantly since it first opened its doors in 1997. A strong focus on quality customer service has led to their continued growth as over 50% of their new memberships have been the result of personal referrals. Today, the company is approaching 450,000 members worldwide and is a truly viable option for all timeshare owners to exchange their weeks and points or credits products. DAE's robust set of membership benefits makes it easy for timeshare owners to truly enjoy their vacation ownership experience. Their simple, flexible and innovative direct to consumer approach has evolved into a range of business development and support tools for their business partners such as resorts, management companies and Home Owners Associations who are looking for a competitive edge to support their rapid growth.

    Membership benefits include a FREE membership option, Gold Advantage membership option, low exchange fees, a 3-year credit for every banked week, 24/7 live access to exchange weeks, personalized customer service, worldwide vacation availability, discounted rental weeks in prime locations and informative monthly e-Newsletters providing travel tips, destination ideas and money saving promotions and offers. At DAE, the timeshare owners' needs come first and foremost and quality of service is never compromised. For more information, please visit http://daelive.com.

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    Contact:

    Steve Luba

    PerspectivePR for Perspective Group

    Ph: 407-792-2343


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    February 18, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Dr. C Tyrone Jennings PhD, had joined Prison Coach as Director of Mental Health Services to help individuals who will be facing prison time or have been affected by imprisonment, detention and criminal courts.

    The Mental Health Services is led by Dr. Jennings a forensic psychiatrist and considered to be the 3rd person on the Prison Coach Team. He is an experienced mental health professional in the field of criminal justice system and he is working in the industry for more than 30 years. Dr. Jennings has a wide background in the areas of mental and behavioural counselling and he is working as administrator, counsellor and psycho-therapist.

    Prison Coach ensures to provide assistance to individuals that are suffering imprisonment by the help of Dr. Jennings. This private organization is being led by Steve Oberfest the president of the organization and John Fuller as the Vice President of Prison Coach. They travel around the country to do public speaking at high schools and colleges and fortune 500 companies.

    The organization has appearances on CNN, and Fox News and they have been featured in Cranes NYC Business, Time Magazine, Loaded Magazine January 2013 issue that was distributed in Poland, US, London and Austria. This appearances to reputable news medium proven that Prison Coach is one of the most trusted, reliable and reputable institution to provide mental health services to individual who have been incarcerated.

    Dr. Jennings had joined Prison Coach as the director of mental health services strengthens their capacity and capability to help high risk individuals.

    For more information about "Prison Coach and Dr. C Tyrone Jennings", visit their website at http://www.prisoncoach.com.

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    Contact: John Doc Fuller, Vice President

    Company: Prison Coach

    Tel #: (732) 406 - 2834

    Email: prisoncoach@gmail.com


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    Unified companies offer diverse array of engineering services.

    Providence, Rhode Island (MMD Newswire) February 18, 2013 -- Thielsch Engineering, Inc. is pleased to announce the completion of its recent acquisition of Creative Environment Corporation (CEC). CEC's mechanical, fire protection and HVAC product lines serve as a perfect complement to Thielsch's electrical engineering expertise.

    Together, both companies will offer a wide array of products and services to their respective customer bases that will be unparalleled in the Northeast.

    CEC's unmatched skill and experience in mechanical, fire prevention and HVAC fields will greatly expand the products and services Thielsch offers. The acquisition allows Thielsch to take on larger, more diverse projects to address the growing needs of the Thielsch customer base.

    "CEC brings unrivaled design expertise to Thielsch," said Thielsch Engineering's Director of Finance, Trent Theroux. "Together we can take on more complex, integrated projects for large organizations." Theroux commented that CEC gained value from the merger as well. "The acquisition of CEC offers its current customers access to an array of qualified engineers and designers available to meet the needs of our clients' diverse and challenging projects."

    Principal of CEC, Jason Sousa, states, "The acquisition has been a 'win-win-win' for Thielsch, CEC and our customers. Combining our strengths enables us to offer an integrated suite of services to better serve our customers. By sharing management best practices and training resources, along with our product development and engineering expertise, both Thielsch and CEC can offer our clients greater value than we ever could individually."

    Though CEC gains access to new resources under Thielsch, management and the personal touch for which CEC is known remain unchanged. Mr. Sousa emphasizes, "Our employees have gained a depth of resources that they didn't have access to before. Thielsch's company philosophy closely matches CEC's and emphasizes the utmost care for both employees and clients. Before partnering with Thielsch, our limited resources forced us to choose which individuals would receive higher-level training and certification programs. Under our collaboration with Thielsch, we're now able to ensure that all of our employees are trained to the highest standards to provide our customers the highest level of service."

    As a Thielsch subsidiary, CEC will maintain its name and brand identity. Mr. Sousa emphasizes that CEC, even after the merger, will retain its culture, focus on personal service, and motto of "Quality First".

    Clients of both Thielsch and CEC can expect to see increased levels of service and expanded product offerings throughout 2013.

    About Thielsch Engineering:

    Thielsch Engineering, Inc. is a professional engineering firm that provides a complete range of consulting, design, and energy services to customers throughout the United States and internationally. Thielsch's multi-disciplined engineering and technical staff specializes in failure analysis, engineering design, process optimization, and condition assessment, and they are experts in implementing solutions for any type of engineering challenge. The company's engineering services are supported by a full range of QA/QC services including metallurgical, environmental, nondestructive, and construction laboratories along with experienced field service personnel ready to provide rapid response to customer requests. To learn more please visit: www.thielsch.com, or call 401-467-6454.

    About Creative Environment Corp.:

    Creative Environment Corp. is dedicated to providing the highest quality MEP/FP engineering in the tri-state New England area of MA, RI and CT. Located just 5 minutes from downtown Providence, RI, CEC endeavors to deliver the best solution to every one of our projects. It is the company's dedication and technical expertise that creates extended value to its clients. CEC is a service oriented professional engineering group that is not satisfied with mediocrity; CEC strive for excellence on all our projects. CEC policy establishes that no project is complete until the owner is fully satisfied - 80% of company projects come from repeat clientele. CEC prides itself on innovative thinking for all designs. The company is an industry leader because of its dedication to client satisfaction, accuracy, punctuality and close attention to detail on all its projects.

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    Media Contact

    Sarah Loeb

    sloeb@tribalvision.com

    401-272-1300 x118


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    NEW YORK, NEW YORK (MMD Newswire) February 19, 2013 -- In answering a lawsuit by ex-employee Isidra Tuburan and prospective employees Rosalina Quilario and Wendolen Almonte, Care Worldwide, Inc. and Dr. Raina Massey, the president of Care Worldwide, brought a countersuit against the three plaintiffs, seeking $10.5 million from Tuburan for tortious interference of business relations and libel, and $550,000 from Quilario and Almonte for libel.

    Care Worldwide is a clinical research company with gross revenues of over $800,000 and more than 200 employees worldwide. Since 2009 to 2012 Care worldwide has successfully sponsored 69 H1B and paid salary as per LCA, and also united many employees with their families from international destinations.Care Worldwide also serves as OJT site for State approved applicants.

    Dr. Raina Massey has been the president of Care Worldwide since its inception in 2008. Thanks to the hard working staff of Care Worldwide, the company has received several projects in 2013. These projects have multiple job openings at local and international sites. Care Worldwide continues to hire new employees for their incoming projects. Care Worldwide and Dr. Massey allege in their counterclaims that Tuburan engaged in tortious interference of business relations by withholding important correspondence to Care Worldwide from a leading pharmaceutical company, which ended up costing Care Worldwide more than $500,000 in potential contracts. Care Worldwide's counterclaims also allege that Tuburan sent libelous email correspondence to employees in India, which cost Care Worldwide more than $10 million dollars in lost revenue. Care Worldwide's counterclaims also allege that Quilario and Almonte made libelous statements about Massey and Care Worldwide in a broadcast on the Filipino news website Balitang America. Finally, in seeking $550,000 from Quilario and Almonte, the countersuit alleges that Quilario and Almonte sent or caused to be sent by their agents emails to Care Worldwide employees which contained libelous statements about Dr. Massey. The company is also claiming $50,000.00 revenue loss per day since Jan 7th 2013.

    In addition to her work as president of Care Worldwide, Dr. Massey is also writer of clinical research curriculums. Since 2006 these curriculums have been approved for several training institutes in New Jersey. Dr. Massey is also a founder of the oldest Indian Christian church in New York, and has supported the founding of several churches in New York and in India.

    Lawsuit docket no: 12 -cv - 8561
    
    Contact address is 24 Commerce Street Suite 525 Newark New Jersey 
    Email: info@careworldservices.com
    
    Lawyers address is
    Bruno C. Bier
    38 West 32 Street
    Suite 1511 New York
    1 212 481 4900
    
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    CHALFONT, PA (MMD Newswire) February 19, 2013 -- PTM Wealth Management announced today that its president Paul T. Murray was appointed to the Board of Directors of A Woman's Place (AWP) on Monday, February 4, 2013. During his tenure on the board, Murray will help A Woman's Place further its mission of providing assistance and support services to women and children facing domestic abuse and violence.

    In his professional work as a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, Murray counsels clients, especially women, through divorce. By thoroughly analyzing his clients' assets in marriage and in post-divorce planning, Murray is able to help clients make smart financial decisions during the divorce process, and develop realistic and comprehensive financial plans.

    Murray is an avid supporter of causes relating to domestic violence and other woman's issues. Murray states, "My interest in working with A Woman's Place stems from my experiences as a divorce financial planner, where I see the intimidation, threats, and bullying that many of my female clients have had to endure from their husbands," said Murray. "In most cases, divorce only brings to light a history of controlling behavior - or sometimes worse - which has shaped the married lives of these women." He continues, "It is my hope that my involvement on the board of directors can help make a difference in the lives of the women and their children who come to the organization for support and resources to help them escape their abusive pasts and move forward toward a brighter future."

    About Paul T. Murray:

    Paul T. Murray is President of PTM Wealth Management, and is a Chartered Financial Consultant® (ChFC®) and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA™). Murray is also a past Co-President of the Board of Directors of Montgomery County's comprehensive domestic violence agency, Laurel House. His focus is on clients' complete financial picture, and his wealth management approach includes advice on creating lifetime income strategies, on protecting families with life, health, and disability insurance, and on preserving and protecting wealth with trusts and long-term care insurance. Murray is very passionate about helping people make smart financial decisions in divorce. As a CDFA™, he is a highly trained specialist in the analysis of assets in the marriage and post-divorce planning. For more information visit: http://www.ptmwealth.com/.

    About A Women's Place:

    A Woman's Place is a community-based social change organization committed to the empowerment of women and to ending intimate and domestic violence for all. AWP provides a full range of assistance and support services for victims of domestic abuse and violence and their children, including a free 24-hour confidential hotline, a full-service residential shelter, individual and group counseling, legal and medical advocacy, and a children's program. As domestic violence is a community issue, requiring community effort and support to successfully eradicate, AWP also provides comprehensive community-based domestic violence training, education, outreach, and advocacy. For more information about visit: http://awomansplace.org/.


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    February 19, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- The Eric D. Davis Sarcoma Foundation (EDDF) is proud to announce that co-founder Zanetta Davis will be a guest speaker at the Rare Disease Day Awareness Rally at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.

    "One of the key initiatives of the 50/50 campaign we launched this past month is to enhance efforts to increase financial support and awareness for the rare cancer community," Zanetta Davis said. "We've decided that traveling to Austin to publicly speak up and show our support was a great official first step toward that goal."

    Davis will team up with the leaders of the Cynthia Solomon Holmes Foundation (CSHF), a sarcoma organization based in Houston, to represent sarcoma as a rare disease at the rally.

    "We have teamed up with CSHF on several occasions to support each other," Davis said. "This is a great opportunity for us to continue as a united front in our common goals of spreading awareness of sarcoma and ultimately ending the disease."

    The speech Davis is set to deliver will be focused on 'discovering the advocate in each of us.' In addition to Davis, there will be inspiring speeches by many touched by rare diseases, including doctors, researchers, patients, families and more.

    Everyone is welcome to attend the Rare Disease Day Awareness Rally at the Texas State Capitol in Austin on February 28, 2013 from 8:30-10:30am. The event is sponsored by the National Organization for Rare Disorders' (NORD) Central Texas Chapter.

    For more information on this event and other Rare Disease Day events across the U.S., please visit: http://rarediseaseday.us/.

    About the Eric D. Davis Sarcoma Foundation:

    The Eric D. Davis Sarcoma Foundation (EDDF) was established in 2012 by Eric's family and friends in his honor and memory. EDDF is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to finding a cure for sarcoma, a rare cancer, by increasing public awareness, funding sarcoma research, and providing support for adults with sarcoma and their families through financial assistance, education and advocacy. The organization is based in Mesquite, Texas, and online at EricDDavisFoundation.org. Contact EDDF by phone at 1-866-543-4351 or email at Info@EricDDavisFoundation.org.

    Press release written and distributed by Simply Marketed small business marketing services in Boston.


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  • 02/20/13--20:11: Polystar appoints new COO
  • February 20, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Polystar, a leading supplier of Service Assurance, Network Monitoring and Test Solutions for the telecom market, today announced the appointment of Christian Ledin as the new COO, effective immediately.

    With more than 15 years of executive management and leadership experience in the IT & Telecom industry, Christian Ledin has served in a variety of roles with globally recognised businesses. Most recently, Christian was the COO at Basset, a company in the Kinnevik Group, where he had played an active role in building up the business in North and South America, and successfully developed their international presence.

    "Christian brings remarkable leadership and vision to the enterprise. He has a long experience that will help us keep driving the business forward, continuously reinforce and accelerate our global expansion, and address the needs of our ever-expanding international customer base. We see this appointment as a result of a long-term and active strategy to strengthen our management team and maintain Polystar's sustainable growth," says Mikael Grill, founder and CEO of Polystar.

    "I'm very excited to join Polystar and help the company reach its growth projections. It's a true privilege to be able to join a company with an expansive market, a solid customer base, and excellent products," commented Christian Ledin.

    About Polystar

    Polystar is the premier supplier of Service Assurance, Network Monitoring and Test Solutions to leading telecom operators, service providers and network equipment manufacturers around the globe. Polystar's innovative product portfolio supports the complete lifecycle of new services and technologies--from design, pre-deployment verification and stress-testing, through roll-out, down to network assurance and service management of in-service mobile, fixed, IP or converged networks.

    Polystar is recognised as one of the fastest-growing companies in Sweden. Since its establishment in Stockholm in 1983, it has experienced a continuous and sustainable growth, and evolved to a global presence, serving its customers in over 50 countries.

    Media contact

    Polystar

    Inna Ott, Marketing Director

    +46 8 50 600 600


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    New York, NY (MMD Newswire) February 20, 2013 -- Employee-owned Tocqueville Asset Management has engaged The Millennium Group to staff and manage Office Services within its New York City Headquarters. Office Services include mail center and related office support services as well as off-site document shredding. Focused solely on providing the best investment management to their clients as possible since their formation in 1985, Tocqueville bases their decisions on extensive research, thorough knowledge and examination of every investment in their mutual funds, consistently seeking an investment return that is above average. The Millennium Group now has the opportunity to facilitate the seamless methods of their business in this multi-year agreement.

    "The Millennium Group announces yet another exciting new engagement to start 2013," said Debra Gonzalez, Operations Manager for The Millennium Group. "We have similar local appeal to Tocqueville, a company that, like us, has been operating in Manhattan for over 25 years."

    About Tocqueville Asset Management

    Formed in 1985, Tocqueville Asset Management is an entrepreneurial, employee-owned partnership that focuses exclusively on growing and preserving their clients' long-term capital. They invest alongside their clients and therefore have more than a professional interest in producing results that meet and exceed expectations. They manage investment portfolios with the independent thinking and rigorous research that was the hallmark of Alexis de Tocqueville, the great nineteenth-century chronicler of American democracy. Like their namesake, they resist preconceived notions and constantly test their ideas against the hard realities of the marketplace.

    About The Millennium Group

    The Millennium Group is a premier provider of facilities and document management outsourcing solutions. The Millennium Group's service offerings include traditional onsite solutions for Mail, Print, Records and Image Management, Reception, and related Facilities Support. The Millennium Group's services expertise also includes end to end document management services including Direct Mail, Digital Print-on-Demand, Records Management, and secure Document Destruction. The Millennium Group successfully services a broad base of industries from legal, pharmaceutical and investment banking to education, healthcare, media, non-profit and government agencies with trained professionals, a full complement of technology partners, and best operating practices.

    Media Contact:

    Sarah Stryker

    The Millennium Group

    888.703.7030

    sstryker@TMGOfficeServices.com

    http://www.TMGOfficeServices.com


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    Canton, OH (MMD Newswire) February 20, 2013 -- Security Expert John M. White CPP, CHPA of Protection Management, LLC, recommends that management double checks to see if there are weapons being handled at your business.

    According to security consultant John M. White, CPP, CHPA, most businesses and educational facilities have a policy that no weapons are allowed, yet management never actually asks employees if they know of any weapons. During a recent security assessment White found that although a business had a no weapons policy; employees would actually hold knives and even firearms for clientele when asked. "There was absolute silence when the employee told us about the gun, and the business management was taken aback by the revelation to say the least. It is as easy as asking your staff those tough questions and be prepared to hear the unthinkable," said White. According to White this proves his theory that no matter what policy you have in place, your employees may have what they consider a valid reason for doing something to the contrary.

    For those businesses that do not have a policy White suggests that they accept the fact that without a policy or protocol in place, employees are going to do what they think is right. "No two people are the same, so the actual responses that each employee will do can vary all over the board. If you want the staff to do something in a particular way, insure that you not only have a policy but also train to that policy," said White.

    Protection Management, LLC is an independent security consulting firm specializing in Security Management, Healthcare Security, Special Event Security Planning, Security Risk Assessments and Litigation Avoidance and/or Support. Protection Management specializes in assisting clients in identifying their security risks and vulnerabilities and providing them with the information to correct deficiencies and reduce their risk.

    For more information on business security, or to contact a security consultant at Protection Management call 1.877.686.5460 or visit their website at www.protectionmanagementllc.com for overview of their services, background and expertise.

    Contact Information

    John M. White, CPP, CHPA

    Protection Management, LLC

    1.877.686.5460

    www.protectionmanagementllc.com


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    Conshohocken, PA (MMD Newswire) February 20, 2013 -- Satori Group Inc. announces its sponsorship for SmartCEO Attorneys Roundtable for February 21, 2013 in Center City, Philadelphia, an event held to join local attorneys to share and discuss best practices.

    The two-hour roundtable session features representatives from some of the top firms in the Philadelphia region. The resulting transcript will be published in the June 2013 issue of SmartCEO magazine where their advice, strategies and perspectives on the practices and emerging trends in business and employment law will be shared with SmartCEO readers of the Greater Philadelphia business community.

    Satori Group has served the legal industry for over 12 years and currently provides Corporate Performance Management solutions for 16 of the top 100 Am Law ranked firms, including some of the most prominent in the country such as DLA Piper, Morgan Lewis, and Shearman & Sterling.

    About Satori Group, Inc.

    Satori Group, Inc. is a Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management solutions provider. Powered by proCube, a high performance, in-memory Business Intelligence platform, proView, an intuitive reporting portal, and oneGlance, a data visualization platform, Satori's solutions scale to fit any budget and deploy on-premise or in the cloud. Solutions for budgeting & forecasting, reporting, and analytics allow your organization to work collaboratively in real time across the enterprise to gain actionable information that drives your business forward. With domain expertise and knowledge of best practices across industries, Satori provides strategic planning, implementation, project management, and on-going support for your business.

    About SmartCEO

    SmartCEO is an exclusive community of CEOs and business executives, highly regarded mentors and well-respected thought leaders whose experiences benefit their own organizations and the communities in which they serve. SmartCEO's mission is to educate and inspire the business community through the pages of our award-winning magazine, connections at our C-level events and access to valuable online resources.

    For more than a decade, SmartCEO has been a leader in helping CEOs tell their stories in-print, in-person and most recently in-video. SmartCEO's Mid-Atlantic focus began in Baltimore and has grown to include Philadelphia, Washington DC, and has recently expanded to New York City.

    Contact:

    Eric Ulkloss, Marketing, Satori Group, Inc.

    marketing@satorigroupinc.com

    Phone: 610.862.6328


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    February 20, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Nanotechnology maker LITRAX announces today that its L2 fiber & filament technology has been awarded as a WINNER at ISPO 2013 in Munich to be among "TOP 5 FIBRES INNOVATION" for fall/winter season 2014/15.

    L2 technology creates enhanced and rapid thermal insulation, heat storage and reemission. it further enhances blood circulation, thus stimulating cellular metabolism with its associated beneficial health effects. The technology, used both in filaments, fibers and layers, is designed for high performance sportswear, sleepwear, workwear, garments or underwear. Garments made with L2 THERMO have insulation properties and rapid warming from an increase of +5°C to over amazing +22°Celsius, depending on the percentage of L2 master batches used in virgin materials.

    LITRAX provides L2 master batches for Polyamide, Polyester, Polypropylene and buildingmaterials. L2 can be blended together with other LITRAX additives to bring additional features: excellent moisture management, odor reduction, UV protection and antibacterial function (zinc/silver/organic). "We are very satisfied with this great entry positioning in the performance markets", says Felix Stutz, founder of LITRAX." In the very near future LITRAX will revolutionize the performance textile markets by offering custom made additive solutions to virtually any big or small synthetic spinning company. Performance textile producers will soon realize that there is a brand market (with its associated high prices) and a much more fairly priced top-functional generica market, just like the pharma industries. This will enable small players to rapidly enter the functional market with creative solutions made with LITRAX, and large players to quickly diversify without verstretching their R&D budgets.

    LITRAX, based in Hong Kong under Swiss Management, is an innovative manufacturer and supplier of products using both organic and minerals to create functional raw materialsfor various industries. Their profound expertise in nanotechnology and their L-series functional master batches have gained rapid recognition worldwide among synthetic spinning insiders.

    LITRAX can be contacted through their website www.Litrax.com , Facebook www.facebook.com/litrax or by email litrax@litrax.com .

    Company: LITRAX

    Website: www.Litrax.com

    LITRAX Head Office: +41.41.450 49 44

    Email: litrax@litrax.com


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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

    Apex Companies, LLC Reports Record Revenues in 2012 of $100+ Million

    Acquisitions & Organic Growth Boost Annual Revenue by 43 Percent

    ROCKVILLE, MD (MMD Newswire) February 20, 2013 -- Apex Companies, LLC - a leading national energy, water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm - announces the Company generated revenues of more than $100 million in 2012, a 43 percent increase over 2011.

    The increase was attributable to organic growth and the synergistic impact of the acquisitions of two privately held environmental and engineering services firms, TITAN Engineering and Ash Creek Associates, in 2011.

    "While 100 million is just a number, it's a pretty big one and a testament to the hard work and dedication throughout the Apex family," says Peter Young, Chairman of Apex. "We would like to express sincere thanks to our clients, employees, suppliers and supporters for helping us achieve this fiscal milestone."

    In addition to record financial growth, 2013 marks Apex's 25th anniversary. Throughout the Company's quarter century of providing quality environmental and engineering services Apex has experienced multiple milestones, including being named to the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest growing companies, honored with NAEP's 2011 National Environmental Excellence Award for environmental stewardship and named a Zweig Letter Hot Firm.

    Focused on minimizing environmental liabilities and hurdles to help clients maximize their business opportunities, Apex was recently named a Top 200 Environmental Firm and Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record Magazine (ENR Magazine).

    For more information: www.apexcos.com, 301.417.0200.

    About Apex Companies

    Founded in 1988, Apex Companies, LLC is a leading national water resources and environmental services consulting and engineering firm dedicated to providing private and public sector clients with full-service, single-source solutions for routine and complex projects. Clients rely on the Company to provide the technical expertise and solutions requisite in the industry, while differentiating itself with a quick response time, professional performance, high-quality results and cost efficiency. Apex employs more than 450 professionals, including geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, air quality experts, environmental scientists, industrial hygienists, safety specialists and field technicians, across a network of more than 35 offices throughout the United States.

    CONTACT:
    Kevin Satz
    301.417.0200
    ksatz@apexcos.com

    www.apexcos.com

    www.facebook.com/ApexCompaniesLLC

    www.twitter.com/apexcos

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    February 20, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- IML Worldwide, a specialist in the provision of interactive eventtechnology and the global leader in harnessing audience insight has opened a new USA office in the San Francisco area. The new office is IML's 13th around the world and fourth in the USA (with offices already in Minneapolis, New York and Chicago). It is being opened to accommodate a rapid expansion of IML client business in the San Francisco and wider West Coast area.

    In charge of the new IML San Francisco office will be Peter Fowler, an eight year IML veteran previously with IML UK, who has been appointed as General Manager, West Coast NA. His responsibilities include heading up a new sales and delivery team based at the new office, specifically tasked with managing the growing IML client base in California and the West Coast.

    Richard Fisher, CEO of IML Worldwide says, "Peter has vast experience of managing relationships with senior UK-based FTSE 100 clients as well as clients from Europe, USA, Hong Kong and Australia making him ideal for this new challenge. He understands in detail how we can help our clients businesses and, in addition, has a robust understanding of the technical side of IML's business. I am sure he, together with his new team, will make a big impact on IML's rapidly growing USA business both in terms of new and existing clients."

    Those interested in IML's services in the San Francisco area can contact Peter and his team at 415 244 3380.

    About IML Worldwide

    IML is the global leader in harnessing audience insight. Its award-winning services capture and make sense of the rich content, discussion and interaction that is generated at meetings and events. Operating from 13 offices around the world, IML engages annually with over half a million people at more than 2500 business conferences, annual meetings, charity auctions, training workshops and market research sessions - ranging in size from ten to ten thousand participants. IML is owned by Computershare.

    For more information, please contact:

    (UK) Mary Killingworth e: mary@brandnation.co.uk t: +44 207 940 7172

    (UK) Mark Peacock e: mark@brandnation.co.uk t: +44 207 940 7170

    (USA) Mike Vinup e: mike.vinup@imlworldwide.com t: +1 877 646 2455

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