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    NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ (MMD Newswire) March 7, 2013 -- The area's most luxurious, cage-free and upscale pet resort is now open in North Brunswick. Finally, pet owners have peace of mind knowing that their dog is cared for 24 hours a day by a well-trained, caring staff and certified resort owners.

    Cage-free boarding and daycare suites: With 55 roomy, Deluxe suites, All American Pet Resorts of North Brunswick has plenty of space for dog owners to choose from, even a more cozy and intimate area for our smaller boarding guests. Our Standard Deluxe Boarding includes, 24-hour care, Kurunda beds with lambskin bedding, Group-play, walks and all meals.

    Additionally, eight VIP suites, with private, password protected webcams, individual TV's, deluxe bedding, gourmet meals and private exercise areas await our most pampered guests.

    All American Pet Resorts is Open in North Brunswick

    Even our guests visiting for just the day will get their own Deluxe suite to rest in when not in Group Play.

    Experienced & well-trained staff: The owners of All American Pet Resorts, as part of a national franchise system, bring over 35 years of proven protocols, practices and procedures in pet care and customer service to the market.

    Exercise: Part of a dog's overall well-being is proper exercise and socialization. All American Pet Resorts has the largest indoor and outdoor play yards in the area. These yards, divided into six separate play areas, are where pets of like temperament, and size play together and exercise safely. Additionally, all play yards are covered with either sports turf or a thick rubber surface designed to protect pet's joints, bones and pads, and keep them dirt free, while at play.

    State-of-the-art Technology: It is important to us at All American Pet Resorts that we do everything in our power to keep pets healthy while staying with us. Our resort is 100% climate controlled and we've invested in the latest air exchange and handling. The resort is also equipped with a custom sanitation system to prevent the chance of cross canine contamination. Finally, we insist that all pets are up-to-date on their individual vaccinations prior to entering the resort.

    Grooming: All American Pet Resorts of North Brunswick is pleased to welcome Debbie Schwarz as their exclusive groomer. Debbie owns and operates Adorable Doos in North Brunswick and will be bringing her talents and 24-year experience to All American on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays by appointment. She subscribes to the highest pet industry standards in the care and grooming of owner's pets. A wide range of services and products are available for pets, including oatmeal and aloe baths, flea and tick shampoos and dips, odor removal, and hot oil treatments. De-skunking, teeth brushing, anal gland expelling, nail polishing and filing, as well as priority grooming appointments for the more sensitive pets including aged or disabled pets is available.

    This exciting pet resort is waiting for you and your dog. Spring and summer vacations will be here before you know it and this beautiful resort will book up fast. Call today at 732-709-PETS or book online at www.aaprnb.com.

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    For further information please contact:

    Glenn Shapiro

    732-709-7387

    gshapiro@aaprnb.com


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    March 7, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- By Stipulation and Order of Settlement, Cybamar Swiss, GMBH, a Swiss transportation and freight company, its owner and CEO, Bassem Salhab, and Cybamar GMBH, it's German affiliate (collectively "Cybamar"), are deemed innocent of all claims of the United States Government ("Government") brought in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

    A recently filed Stipulation and Order of Settlement was entered in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, dismissing the Government's case with prejudice against Cybamar by agreement. In that case, the Government had filed a money laundering and forfeiture suit against various parties, including Cybamar, seeking millions of dollars and alleging a Hezbollah-related money-laundering scheme. After an exhaustive investigation, the Government determined that it did not, in fact, have any claim against Cybamar, that Cybamar had done nothing wrong, that Cybamar does not support terrorism, nor does Cybamar engage in drug trafficking. The Stipulation requires that Cybamar surrender all of its rights to seek claims and sanctions against the Government. Cybamar was represented by James T. Bacon of Allred, Bacon, Halfhill & Young, PC, from Fairfax, Virginia.

    In the Stipulation and Settlement Agreement, the Government concedes that there is no prohibition or impediment preventing or discouraging any of Cybamar's business partners, contractors, banks, and/or credit or lending institutions from doing business with Cybamar. Cybamar's CEO, Bassem Salhab, stated, "I am pleased to see that the U.S. Government recognizes my innocence and the innocence of my companies, and I hope to be able to quickly restore our good name and good will."

    The Government's suit has had an extremely negative impact on Cybamar's impeccable reputation and goodwill, and Cybamar has been abandoned by all of its worldwide business partners for fear that they might be dragged into the suit. Cybamar now faces the formidable task of attempting to rebuild its destroyed business. "With the assistance of our business partners, many of whom I hope will come back to us, we intend to bring back to prominence Cybamar's once thriving business, which has been devastated by this lawsuit," promised Bassem Salhab.

    View Stipulation and Order of Settlement: http://mmdnewswire.com/cybamarswiss.pdf

    Media Contact:
    James T. Bacon
    jbacon@abhylaw.com
    703-352-1300
    
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    March 11, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- ECA International, the world's leader in the development and provision of solutions for the management and assignment of employees around the world, has published a new, free report, providing a ''snapshot'' comparison of the relative wealth of managers in 55 countries.

    ECA's National Salary Comparison is a unique guide to the difference in local pay levels between countries and enables companies to see at a glance whether an individual's spending power would be protected if they were moved to work in another country and paid a local salary to do a similar job.

    In a globalised business environment, companies are under pressure to stay competitive in a host of different markets at the same time. As mobile workforces become increasingly diverse in terms of the nationalities and levels of seniority involved it is not surprising that ECA research shows an increasing trend towards using more than one approach to calculating appropriate compensation packages. At the same time there is a need to achieve equity among multinational workforces in the most cost-effective way, whether that means equity with an employee's colleagues at home, their peers in the country where they are on assignment or other expatriates.

    Choosing a competitive and equitable remuneration approach

    While a local salary approach ensures equity among local peers in the host country, it may not always provide sufficient incentive for an employee to take up a posting to a different country.

    Simple comparisons of gross salaries can be very misleading - what may look like a pay rise might not make the employee better off depending on how far that salary stretches in the host location once factors such as tax, social security and cost of living are taken into account.

    "In an environment of intense competition for suitably skilled staff, companies need to have all the information to hand to determine the most suitable pay approach for their international assignee workforce," said Steven Kilfedder, Cost of Living and Remuneration Services Manager, ECA International. "This includes being able to compare spending power to assess whether transferring their employees on local terms will provide sufficient remuneration in the new location, or whether additional allowances or an alternative method of salary calculation is necessary."

    Relative buying power varies significantly by seniority

    The report also reveals how relative wealth comparisons can change from country to country according to seniority. While European countries dominate at the lower end of the management scale in terms of purchasing power, at the higher end a shortage of suitably qualified staff has contributed to

    pushing up salaries for senior employees in many less developed nations. Four of the countries with the highest buying power at executive level are in South or Central America: Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Brazil. Of these, only Chile features in the top ten when the buying power of junior managers is compared.

    Balancing an attractive salary with a workable policy

    Another issue highlighted in the report is the need for companies to bear in mind future scenarios such as repatriation or consecutive assignments when choosing their salary approach.

    For example, middle managers in Hong Kong and Singapore command significantly larger salaries than their contemporaries in many other Asian countries and enjoy considerably higher buying power. An assignment from either of these countries to elsewhere in the region on a local salary basis is unlikely to be considered competitive unless additional benefits are provided on top. However, moves in the reverse direction on local terms could be so attractive that the company will have trouble motivating their assignee to return to their home location - should that be the aim of their global mobility policy.

    Companies also need to be aware that the reward landscape is constantly changing. Currently, salaries in many developing countries such as China are increasing at a faster rate those in Europe and the US, for example. Up-to-the-minute intelligence on the evolving situation equips companies with the tools they need to stay competitive and keep abreast of the implications for global mobility. To find out more, download ECA's free National Salary Comparison report here: http://www.eca-international.com/resources/white_papers

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    About ECA International's National Salary Comparison research

    Survey results in the report have been calculated on a euro base, i.e. all salaries have been converted to euros and all cost of living indices have been stated relative to the cost of the shopping basket in Belgium. All local salary data has been provided by Towers Watson, an independent research company. Re-basing the data to different country bases will change the outcomes, as does looking at different levels of seniority. ECA is able to compile the information using any country featured in this report as a base for ease of use.

    About ECA International (www.eca-international.com)

    ECA International is the world's leader in the development and provision of solutions for the management and assignment of employees around the world. Delivering data, expertise, systems and support in formats which suit its clients, ECA's offer includes a complete 'out-source' package of calculations, advice and services for companies with little international assignment management experience or resource; subscriptions to comprehensive online information and software systems for companies with larger requirements; and custom policy and system development projects for companies who manage thousands of international assignees around the world.

    Follow us on twitter: @ECAintl

    For press enquiries, please contact:

    Josephine Woolley

    PR Manager, ECA International

    T +44 (0)20 7351 5000

    josephine.woolley@eca-international.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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    Popstar teams with VIA and Ingram Micro to highlight multi-channel capabilities

    Olathe, Kansas (MMD Newswire) February 21, 2013 -- VIA and Ingram Micro Inc. in alliance with Popstar Networks, are showcasing their multi-channel, multi-display and interruptive marketing capabilities and innovations at Digital Signage Expo (DSE) 2013 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, February 27-28, 2013.

    VIA Technologies is highlighting DS-8, the new 8-channel digital signage media player that is ideal for digital menu board deployments. The player, combined with Popstar's Digital Media Manager (DMM), has the capability to operate and manage 8 discreet digital signage displays in a mixed-aspect ratio. The VIA DS-8 supports up to 8 HDMI or DVI outputs and HD graphics on multiple displays while still delivering true pixel by pixel resolution.

    Popstar's unique Interruptive Marketing capabilities enable a single video wall layout to simultaneously run a single piece of content spread across all 8 channels for a scheduled amount of time, then return the 8 channels to their previous configurations.

    Ingram Micro is showcasing a multi-channel HD2.8 digital signage player managing 3 Samsung LEDs in a 1x2 mix of portrait and landscape orientation. The HD2.8, using Popstar's DMM, ensures digital content is a cost-effective solution to a variety of signage needs. Ingram Micro is the world's leading technology distributor to IT resellers and vendors seeking to deliver unique marketing programs and solutions.

    Multi-display capability reduces the overall cost of hardware and the need for additional cabling in a digital signage network. These innovations mean that each player delivers unique content to more screens with less cost.

    To view these exciting developments in digital signage capabilities, visit Booth #1248 (VIA); and Booth #1062 (Ingram Micro) at the Digital Signage Expo 2013 in Las Vegas.

    ABOUT POPSTAR

    Popstar Networks, Inc. (www.popstarnetworks.com) software and services are the foundation for creating rich media experiences for your audiences, reinforcing brand and influencing behavior to increase revenue. Founded in 2003, Popstar has been on the cutting edge of media advancements incorporating interactive media, multiple displays and high performance digital signage into superior audience experiences.

    Popstar's accomplishments include cinematic digital advertising, interactive kiosks, dynamic information displays and digital menu boards. Based in Olathe, Kansas with offices in Seattle, Washington, Popstar delivers workable, robust solutions to make your integration and implementation successful.

    Contact: Katie Custer

    Phone: 913.226.8319

    Email: katiec@popstarnetworks.com

    Website: www.popstarnetworks.com

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    Dakar (MMD Newswire) February 21, 2013 -- Impaxis Capital ("Impaxis"), a principal investment and financial advisory firm based in Senegal, announced today on behalf of three subsidiary entities (Elton Senegal, Elton Gambia, and Senbus) it had reached agreement for an investment of up to USD 14 million by the Atlantic Coast Regional Fund ("ACRF"), a private equity investment vehicle managed by Advanced Finance & Investment Group ("AFIG Funds").

    The entities, which are held through Impaxis' wholly owned subsidiary Société d'Interventions Financières ("SIFI"), will receive immediate investments totaling USD 10 million in a combination of equity and quasi-equity securities, with an additional USD 4 million earmarked for follow on financings in line with their business plans.

    Elton Senegal and Elton Gambia are engaged in the marketing and distribution of petroleum products through their combined retail network of over 30 service stations. Both companies, each with over a decade of operational experience, have grown to occupy significant positions in their respective markets, with increasing profitability and brand recognition. The partnership with ACRF will enable the companies to accelerate their retail expansion within the region and to develop capacity to better serve marine, industrial and aviation customers.

    Senbus operates the sole automotive assembly plant in Senegal (and in the Francophone West Africa region), manufacturing buses geared towards the public transportation industry in partnership with Asian manufacturers. The partnership with ACRF will enable the company to execute on a robust pipeline of assembly projects over the next few years.

    Commenting on the investments, Mr. Momar Ndour, the Managing Director of Impaxis Capital said: "We are very pleased with our decision to partner with AFIG Funds, an experienced investor with an outstanding reputation and excellent knowledge of our regional markets. Our companies have grown significantly over the last few years, and we expect to build on this momentum to deliver value to our customers and shareholders."

    Following on this, Papa Madiaw Ndiaye, CEO of AFIG Funds, said: "We are excited to have the opportunity to collaborate with Impaxis Capital, and provide the necessary resources and capabilities to the related entities to drive strong financial and operating performance going forward. The Elton affiliates and Senbus enjoy wide customer support and brand recognition, and we look forward to assisting them in their ambitious expansion plans. Our investment further demonstrates our commitment to partnering with leading local companies in strengthening their operations and expanding their footprint in our target region."

    NOTE TO EDITORS

    About Impaxis Capital (www.impaxiscapital.com)

    Impaxis Capital ("Impaxis") is a principal investment and financial advisory firm based in Senegal. Impaxis provides the full range of financial advisory services to a roster of clients with particular expertise in performing complex high-value M&A transactions. Impaxis became the beneficial owner of Elton Senegal, Elton Gambia and Senbus through its acquisition of Société d'Interventions Financières ("SIFI"), a Senegal based holding company in early 2012.

    About Advanced Finance & Investment Group (www.afigfunds.com)

    Advanced Finance and Investment Group LLC ("AFIG Funds") is a Mauritius private equity fund firm with offices in Dakar, Johannesburg, and Washington, DC. Atlantic Coast Regional Fund LLC ("ACRF"), the maiden fund of AFIG Funds, is a USD 72 million regional fund focused on 29 countries in West and Central Africa. ACRF considers investments in all sectors, and targets strong growth companies, preferably with a regional scope, in its target region.

    For further information, please contact:

    Impaxis Capital: Mr. Patrick Brochet T: +221 33 869 3140

    AFIG Funds: Mr. Patrice Backer T: +221 33 865 0515 E: info@afigfunds.com

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    Boston, MA (MMD Newswire) February 26, 2013 -- Accreon, Inc., a leading healthcare technology services company, today announced that it has named Eric Demers President of its USA operations. In his role, Demers will guide the company's rapid growth in the US Healthcare market and continued expansion of its technology service offerings.

    "Eric's proven track record of successfully growing services companies and his expertise in healthcare technology make him a perfect addition to the Accreon team." said Neil Russon, CEO at Accreon, Inc. "His impressive background in developing innovative eHealth solutions and his knowledge of the US & International healthcare markets will work together to bring significant value to our US-based clients."

      Accreon

    Mr. Demers brings years of experience to the Accreon team. Most recently, Mr. Demers cofounded EMDHealth, a healthcare consulting company. Prior to that, he was Chief Strategy Officer for MEDecision, led North American operations for Orion Health and was an Associate Partner in IBM's global business services organization. He holds a B.A. degree in psychology from Brandeis University and a master's in health services administration from George Washington University.

    About Accreon, Inc.

    Accreon, Inc. is a leading IT consulting company with a rich history of working with clients in the healthcare industry to deploy technology for competitive and operational advantage. With deep expertise in integration, Accreon is focused on the intersection of Health Reform and the use of technology to find creative solutions to major challenges within the system. Accreon USA is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

    For more information, visit us.accreon.com

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