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    Paris (MMD Newswire) March 21, 2013 -- eFront, a leading software provider of financial solutions for managing alternative investments, is pleased to announce Capital Dynamics, a global private asset management firm headquartered in Switzerland, as a new client. Capital Dynamics will implement eFront's flagship fund management and reporting software product, FrontInvest.

    Capital Dynamics' commitment to high-quality client service prompted its decision to bring an innovative technology solution to its sophisticated client base. With this new software, Capital Dynamics aims to enhance the overall client experience through customizable solutions and tailored, bespoke services.

    FrontInvest's fully integrated solution and dynamic dashboards will allow Capital Dynamics to further automate and standardize processes and controls, thus improving the speed of its service to clients. FrontInvest will also allow Capital Dynamics to further enhance its monitoring and reporting capabilities across all levels of data, thus ensuring clients receive the most comprehensive financial, performance, and exposure reports available.

    Capital Dynamics chose FrontInvest after a thorough search and selection process beginning with a formal RFP, followed by months of in-depth due diligence and rigorous testing. The result of those efforts is the eFront solution, which Capital Dynamics believes is best suited to meet its increasingly complex fund management and reporting requirements, quality expectations and client service needs.

    "We believe eFront is the most progressive software provider with recognized expertise in alternative investments currently in the market," explained George Georgiou, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer at Capital Dynamics. "We feel that FrontInvest is the most advanced and integrated platform available today, and the one that will allow us to continue providing first-class service to our clients well into the future."

    "Capital Dynamics is not just buying a fund management and reporting system," commented Olivier Dellenbach, founder and CEO at eFront. "They are entering into a partnership with a technology provider who shares the same vision in terms of promoting a more automated, standardized and transparent flow of information within the alternative assets industry."

    About Capital Dynamics

    Capital Dynamics is an independent, global asset manager, investing in private equity and clean energy infrastructure. It is client-focused, tailoring solutions to meet investor requirements. It manages investments through a broad range of products and opportunities including separate account solutions, investment funds and structured private equity products. Capital Dynamics currently has USD 17 billion in assets under management. Its investment history dates back to 1988. Its senior investment professionals average over 20 years of investing experience across the private equity spectrum. It believes its experience and culture of innovation give it superior insight and help it to deliver returns for clients. Capital Dynamics invests locally while operating globally from London, New York, Zug, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Silicon Valley, Sao Paulo, Munich, Birmingham (UK) and Brisbane offices.

    Capital Dynamics comprises Capital Dynamics Holding AG and its affiliates; assets under management include assets under discretionary management as well as advisory assets of all Capital Dynamics affiliates. Investments are primarily on behalf of funds managed by Capital Dynamics.

    About eFront

    eFront is a leading software provider of end-to-end solutions dedicated to the financial services industry with a recognized expertise in enterprise risk management and alternative investments. eFront's solutions serve more than 450 customers in 40 countries, including companies in the private equity, real estate investment, banking and insurance sectors. eFront's primary product suites, FrontInvest, Investment Café, Pevara, FrontCRM and FrontGRC, offer tightly integrated solutions for streamlining the management of alternative investments and corporate risk. Founded in 1999, eFront services clients worldwide from offices in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. For more information visit and follow us on LinkedIn at

    For press inquiries please contact:

    Katy Galasinski | Aspectus PR (UK / Europe) | | +44 (0) 20 7092 8131

    Diana Kearns | Aspectus PR (North America) || +1 646 202 9845

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    Gearhart Law Press Release 
    Media contact: Elizabeth Gearhart 
    Phone: 908 273 0700 work, 862 703 8368 cell 
    Address: 41 River Road Summit, NJ 07901

    Website:, Blog:

    Patent for Breakthrough Brain Treatment Wins 2012 Edison Patent Award

    March 21, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- US Patent 8,088,091 "No Clog Shunt Using a Compact Fluid Drag Path", which was drafted and prosecuted by the patent firm Gearhart Law, was granted on January 3, 2012 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office to NJIT researchers Professor Reginald Farrow and Professor Gordon Thomas. Carl Georgeson, also at NJIT, managed the transfer of information between the professors and Gearhart Law and worked with Gearhart Law to facilitate the patent process. The researchers won a prestigious Edison Patent Award for the patent.

    The Edison Awards are named after the most prolific American inventor of all time, Thomas Alva Edison. He obtained 1,093 US patents throughout his lifetime, and improved and modernized American life with his inventions. Among his most famous inventions are the light bulb and the phonograph. The Edison Awards recognize and reward innovators who, similar to Edison, improve lives with their innovations.

    The patent that received the Edison Patent Award was for an improved method of removing excess fluid from the brain. Current technology uses shunts; unfortunately, shunts have a finite lifetime because they rely on holes that get clogged with body matter over time. US Patent 8,088,091 details innovative improvements in shunt technology that will aid patients who rely on shunts. The new technique reduces the need and frequency of invasive procedures by reducing clogging of the shunt and thereby increasing its lifetime. Most drainage systems have also relied on filters outside the brain but inside the skull. The new technology described in the patent uses an extracranial filter as opposed to older methods which used intracranial filters, meaning the physician no longer has to invade the skull to change the filter. The filter resides under a thin layer of skin which is easily opened when the filter needs replacement. Monitoring the flow of brain fluid is a crucial part of the process, and has been made less invasive in this new technology by using wireless methods to monitor flow and pressure of the brain fluid.

    Gearhart Law was honored to work with NJIT and their researchers, who are on the cutting edge of developing new technologies to improve peoples' lives.

    Gearhart Law is an Intellectual Property (IP) firm located in Summit, New Jersey. Our team of professionals specializes in drafting and prosecuting patents, trademark filings and prosecution, drafting and reviewing licenses and agreements, conducting due diligence for both investors and entrepreneurs, drafting legal opinions, patent enforcement, and other legal matters related to IP. We file domestically and internationally, and have attorneys who speak multiple languages.

    Visit our website and our blog

    41 River Road
    Summit, New Jersey 07901
    (908) 273-0700

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    Centennial, CO (MMD Newswire) March 22, 2013 -- Twin Eagle Consulting, an industry leader in industrial wireless solutions, is expanding their operations to include the Southern Region, which is focused on Texas and includes Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Their new office, located at 810 Highway 6 South, Ste 125 in Houston, Texas will service this region in providing excellence in wireless networks for industry.

    "Our desire has always been to work with the best Oil & Gas companies in the country. Since Houston is the epicenter of the O&G industry, we look at this new office as our first major step in meeting our expansion goals. With our wireless expertise and years of experience in the industry, we know we are a good fit for Houston. We feel with this direction, our team of Executives, Engineers, Project Managers and Field personnel will make Twin Eagle a household name to the companies we serve, both today and in the future," says Kip Greenstreet, Managing Partner.

    Twin Eagle Consulting provides Turnkey Communications consulting, including Executive Consulting, Engineering, Project Management, Field Services and Outsourcing Services. Theystrive to provide their customers with industrial wireless solutions that are easy to use, flexible, cost effective and reliable. "We are thrilled to be taking our experience into a new region, and Texas, with its diversity in oil & gas exploration as well as Electric and other utilities, population growth, and ease in which to conduct business, provides the right platform for us to grow our business and showcase our capabilities," says Joe Engler, COO and Southern Region General Manager.

    The office opened January 1, 2013. "As we have an extensive telecommunications history in the Oil and Gas industry, Houston was the ideal place to open our new office and take our first major step in meeting our expansion goals. With our wireless expertise and years of experience in the industry, we know we are a good fit for Houston,'' says Mr. Engler. "Our goal is to provide a broad spectrum of services to meet our customers' needs in relation to their field networks, focused on wireless capabilities with strengths in engineering, implementation, project management, field services and support, network management, and related services." Since their formation in July of 2000, Twin Eagle has been developing and managing solutions that meet the ever increasing demand for field connectivity.

    More information can be found at their website:

    Media Contact:
    Lynn Honderd
    415 254 8040

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    ROCKVILLE, MD (MMD Newswire) March 26, 2013 -- Apex Companies, LLC - a leading national energy, water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm - has been added by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to the its approved vendor list and is fully authorized to conduct business directly with Federal government agencies for the following Special Item Numbers (SINS): 899-1: Environmental Planning Services and Documentation, 899-8: Remediation Services and 899-7 Geographic Information Services.

    The twenty-year contract will allow Apex to provide a full suite of services to support Federal agencies in meeting their environmental needs. The GSA vendor program establishes long-term, government-wide contracts with commercial vendors to streamline and standardize the process of procuring products and services for the entire Federal government.

    "Becoming an authorized vendor partner will enable Apex to more efficiently expand exceptional services for government partners," says Matthew Van Patten, Apex Director and GSA Program Administer. "Our skilled staff already has extensive experience with federal projects and is adeptly prepared to provide innovative and creative solutions to address their environmental, health and safety issues."

    Focused on minimizing environmental liabilities and hurdles to maximize client's business opportunities, Apex recently acquired TITAN Engineering, Inc. (Dallas, TX), Ash Creek Associates, Inc. (Portland, OR) and A2L Technologies (Tampa, FL), privately held environmental and engineering services firms. The company's prominent M&A efforts have expanded the company's presence in Texas, the west coast and in the southeast, as well as enhanced oil and gas, and water related services throughout the country.

    Recently named a Top 200 Environmental Firm and Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record Magazine (ENR Magazine), Apex is a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented middle market companies.

    For more information:, 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.

    Kevin Satz

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    PITTSBURGH (MMD Newswire) March 27, 2013 -- InventHelp's Invention & New Product Exposition (INPEX) is pleased to announce the dates for its 28th annual INPEX® show, June 19-21, 2013. INPEX®, America's Largest Invention Trade Show, features inventors from the United States as well as more than 20 countries. The 2013 show will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in downtown Pittsburgh.

    InventHelp's INPEX is a unique trade show that brings inventors together with industry representatives in one convenient networking forum. The show will also feature private product searches, where inventors can present ideas to large, well-known companies who are looking for new products to add to their existing lines, as well as provide feedback to the inventors about their products. Schroeder and Tremayne, Rubbermaid, Danco, Hampton Direct, Irwin Tools, SkyMall, Plews & Edelmann, Reckitt Benckiser and Elmer's have already signed on to conduct product searches at INPEX 2013, with more companies coming soon. The show will again present the INPEX Inventor's University, a series of seminars, presentations and panel discussions on topics like prototyping, patenting and manufacturing.

    This year INPEX is pleased to announce that Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Scotty Ziegler, hosts of the History channel hit show Invention USA, will be the keynote speakers. Von Wolfsheild and Ziegler will speak at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19 to help officially kick off INPEX 2013. While at INPEX, Von Wolfsheild and Ziegler will speak, meet and greet inventors and walk the trade show floor. These gentlemen bring valuable experience from their TV show where they put prototypes to the test and give a tough, no-nonsense evaluation of an invention's potential. Inventor's exhibiting at INPEX can listen to their insight and passion of the innovation industry and experience one-on-one interaction.

    "We are very excited to have set the dates for our 28th annual show, and to move the show to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center," said Nicole Hait, trade show director. "Our show continues to grow, and we look forward to expanding with more inventions and more corporations attending. Corporate America has never been more interested in inventions. Plus, Inventors at INPEX are very fortunate to have the opportunity to attend the keynote presentation and hear empowering stories to hopefully educate them and provide guidance with their invention."

    INPEX is a service of InventHelp, America's largest invention submission company. If you are an inventor who might be interested in exhibiting at INPEX, prime space is still available. Please visit our website at for up-to-date information or call 888-54-INPEX to speak to one of our INPEX account executives. Don't miss this unique opportunity to exhibit at America's largest invention trade show.

    Contact: Chrissa Chverchko

    Phone: (800) 424-2089 x4118


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    ROCKVILLE, MD (MMD Newswire) March 28, 2013 -- Apex Companies, LLC - a leading national energy, water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm - has named Victor Towe and Matthew Gorman Senior Project Managers, both based out of the company's Tampa, FL office.

    An experienced environmental geologist and Project Manager, Towe's extensive background includes environmental assessments and site investigations, horizontal and vertical delineation of impacted soil and groundwater, and oversight of soil borings and well drilling. Additional expertise includes installation, operation and maintenance of soil and groundwater remediation systems, excavation and removal of environmentally impacted soils, removal and closure of underground storage tanks (USTs), and oversight/construction of remedial systems.

    A certified Professional Engineer, Gorman has more than a decade of expansive environmental engineering experience in the petroleum industry. Additional service capabilities include brownfield remediation; computer based hydrogeologic models, soil vapor extraction systems, and excavation and disposal of hazardous waste.

    "Both Victor and Matt have a superior understanding of how to achieve clients' goals through hands on experience and technical knowledge," says Larry Schmaltz, Tampa's Division Manager. "Their familiarity in managing projects, specifically in the Oil and Gas sector, will add immediate value to our clients throughout the southeast."

    Focused on minimizing environmental liabilities and hurdles to maximize client's business opportunities, Apex recently acquired TITAN Engineering, Inc. (Dallas, TX), Ash Creek Associates, Inc. (Portland, OR) and A2L Technologies (Tampa, FL), privately held environmental and engineering services firms. The company's prominent M&A efforts have expanded the company's presence in Texas, the west coast and in the southeast, as well as enhanced oil and gas, and water related services throughout the country.

    Recently named a Top 200 Environmental Firm and Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record Magazine (ENR Magazine), Apex is a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented middle market companies.

    For more information:, 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.

    Kevin Satz

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    New York, NY (MMD Newswire) March 29, 2013 -- American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national nonprofit organization that connects post-9/11 veterans to business professionals for career guidance, is pleased to announce that General David H. Petraeus has joined its Advisory Council.

    Petraeus joins the following distinguished ACP Advisory Council Members: Diane Bodman, Richard Danzig, Robert J. Dole, Christine A. Ferer, Dr. John J. Hamre, John P. Havens, Karen Hughes, Jack H. Jacobs, Vernon E. Jordan Jr., John M. Keane, William Kristol, Mary Jo Myers, Richard B. Myers, Lynne Pace, Peter Pace, Dennis Ross, James A. Runde, Peter J. Schoomaker, Henry Hugh Shelton, George P. Shultz, Lawrence H. Summers, and Paul Wolfowitz.

    General David Howell Petraeus served more than 37 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a four-star general in August 2011 to become the director of the CIA. In his final years in uniform, Petraeus led the "surge" in Iraq from 2007 to 2008, commanded U.S. Central Command from late 2008 to 2010, and commanded international forces in Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. He then served as director of the CIA for 14 months.

    David Petraeus grew up in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York and graduated with honors from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1974. A graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (1983), he also earned advanced MPA and Ph.D. degrees in international relations (1985, 1987) from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. He later completed a fellowship at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (1995).

    Petraeus was deployed for nearly 7 of the 10 years that followed the 9/11 attacks. He served in Bosnia from 2001 to 2002 as the chief of the NATO forces operations there. He subsequently led the 101st Airborne Division in the 2003 attack on Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq and then moved the division north, where it spent the remainder of the first year of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Shortly after returning to the United States, he returned to Iraq briefly to assess the Iraqi Security Forces and then for 15-1/2 months to establish the multi-national and NATO commands that were charged with the recruiting, training, and equipping of the new Iraqi military and police forces and their respective ministries. Petraeus returned to the United States in the fall of 2005 and took command of the U.S. Army headquarters that oversaw 17 different Army schools and centers, a position from which he directed the development of new strategies for counterinsurgency operations. Petraeus returned to Iraq in early 2007 to take command of the Multi-National Force-Iraq, the position from which he led the so-called "surge" in a new strategy against the insurgents and militia extremists that were responsible for a horrific escalation in violence in Iraq. Over the subsequent 19-1/2 months, violence was reduced by some 90%. He left Iraq in the fall of 2008 and became commander of the U.S. Central Command, overseeing operations in the Middle East and Central Asia. In late June 2010, he was selected to become commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, and he served in that post until July of 2011. Following his retirement from the military, he was sworn in as director of the CIA, a position he held until November 2012.

    About ACP

    American Corporate Partners (ACP; is a New York-based national nonprofit organization founded in 2008 to address veterans' career transition needs through two free programs: a nationwide veteran mentoring program, and an online network, ACP AdvisorNet (, offering career, employment and small business advice through a Q&A platform. More than 40 institutions nationwide have partnered with ACP's Veteran Mentoring Program to offer free corporate mentorships to the brave men and women who have served our nation.

    ACP Media Contact:

    Colleen Deere



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    ARLINGTON, TX (MMD Newswire) March 29, 2013 -- The Papa John's Rangers7 promotion is back for a third season with 50% off savings for fans ordering online any day after the Texas Rangers score seven or more runs in a game. Started in 2011, Rangers7 has enjoyed tremendous success over the past two years and this season, Papa John's is launching the signature promotion with a new TV spot airing Sunday during the Rangers opening game against the Houston Astros.

    "We couldn't be more proud, or more excited to be working with the Texas Rangers for a third season," Steve McNeil said, Papa John's Operations Vice President. "Everyone in the organization has been fantastic and we think our new spot will showcase the outstanding partnership we share with them."

    Created by Dallas' The Loomis Agency, the new commercial called "Whisper" is a heartfelt homage to the 1989 baseball classic, "Field of Dreams." In the spot, a group of players are taking batting practice at night when a mystical voice tells them, "If you score 7, they will come." Confused, the batter, played by former Texas Ranger Kevin Mench, asks the pitcher if he said something. When the pitcher says no, the voice repeats, "If you score 7, they will come." As the bewildered players look to center field for the source of the voice, a lone Papa John's delivery guy emerges from the bullpen in wonder of where he now finds himself. Upon seeing him, and the army of Papa John's delivery people behind him, the batter and pitcher repeat the voice's promise as they suddenly understand the cryptic message. At the end of the spot, the origin of the voice is revealed as Papa John's founder and spokesperson, "Papa John" Schnatter, turns to camera and whispers Papa John's classic tagline, "Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John's."


    "Rangers7 has been an incredibly effective promotion over the past two years, but until now, it's all come through a presence at the Ballpark and fan buzz on Facebook and Twitter," Michael Tuggle said, LOOMIS Executive Creative Director/Writer. "This season, we wanted to come out of the gate strong with a TV spot that embraced not just the spirit of the promotion, but also the spirit of the game."

    Creative Director Cecily Worthy, who art directed the commercial, agrees. "We knew the spot would be running throughout the season so we tried to make a commercial people would look forward to seeing from April to October. We're really excited about how the spot turned out," Worthy said.

    To take advantage of Rangers7, fans simply have to place their Papa John's order online at and enter the promo code "Rangers7" the day after the Rangers score 7 or more runs in a game, win or lose. In 2011, the Rangers accomplished that feat 58 times on the way to their second consecutive American League Pennant. In 2012, they scored seven runs or more 43 times.

    Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John's International, Inc. (PZZA) is the world's third largest pizza company. For 11 of the past 13 years, consumers have rated Papa John's No. 1 in customer satisfaction among all national pizza chains in the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI). Papa John's also earned the 2012 Harris Poll EquiTrend® Pizza Brand of the Year. Papa John's is the Official Pizza Sponsor of the Texas Rangers.

    Media Contact:

    Bob Paine

    818.613.8880 cell


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    New York City (MMD Newswire) March 29, 2013 -- Merchant Solutions Group (MSG), a leading provider of Merchant Cash Advances (MCA), announces a major corporate milestone: March 2013 was the largest sales month since inception. The company was founded in 2006 by Billy Morrissey who's love of the industry forced him to open up his own company . The result was the Merchant Solutions Group and there product that continues to help thousands of small business owners each day manage their cash flow requirements.

    One of the largest Independent Sales Organizations for the Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) industry, Merchant Solutions Group prides itself on helping small business owners, many of whom are not served by traditional financial institutions, meet their needs for working capital. During the past 6 years, Merchant Solutions Group provided more than 5,000 business owners with access to over $150 million in funding through its innovative product offering.

    Merchant Solutions Group

    Merchant Solutions Groups growth and longevity are testaments to its ability to supply owners with the funds needed to sustain and expand their businesses, providing fuel to the engine of the nation's economy and stimulating economic development. Three out of four eligible customers return for future fundings, evidence of Merchant Solutions Group's superior processes that incorporate 6 years of data gathering to support responsible funding.

    Merchant Solutions Group started with a handful of salespeople and has since grown its in-house Telesales Team, a nationwide Direct Sales Team of employees and Independent Sales Organizations, a website ( as well as National Sales partners. Employees of Merchant Solutions Group and its affiliates now number more than 100 in three offices -- New York City , Chicago and Miami

    "We are thrilled to have this milestone month. Businesses continue to show the need for the Merchant Cash Advance product. Requests for working capital are growing, especially with the tightening credit markets affecting the entire nation," explains Billy Morrissey, Chief Executive Officer of Merchant Solutions Group, He continues: "Merchant Solutions Group takes its responsibility within the industry very seriously. We will continue to assist owners that possess solid business and management models with access to the capital needed to thrive. And we will continue to do it responsibly, setting the bar for industry best practices."


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    Heirs of Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy file suit against the German state of Bavaria to recover iconic Picasso artwork, "Madame Soler", that was lost in Nazi Germany due to Nazi persecution

    Washington, DC (MMD Newswire) March 29, 2013 -- The heirs of Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - a prominent Berlin Banker of Jewish descent who suffered Nazi persecution - announce that they have filed suit against the German State of Bavaria in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York to recover an iconic oil painting by Pablo Picasso, entitled Madame Soler (1903) from the artist's "blue period." See Julius H. Schoeps, et al. v. State of Bavaria, 1:13-cv-02048-UA.

    The Mendelssohn heirs base their claim upon well-developed historical facts, the bona fides of which the federal court in Manhattan credited several years ago in a closely related case. See Julius H. Schoeps, et al. v. Museum of Modern Art, 594 F. Supp.2d 461, 466 (S.D.N.Y. 2009).

    1. Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's loss of Madame Soler due to Nazi persecution

    The Nazis took power in Germany on January 31, 1933 with a transparent agenda to exclude Jews - and Jewish banks and bankers especially - from the economy of Germany and to compel them to forfeit their property. Paul von Mendelssohn-Bartholdy was an immediate target of the Nazi regime given his prominence, wealth and social standing. The Mendelssohns were Germany's most prominent Jewish family. The famous composer Felix Mendelssohn was a family member, as was Enlightenment philosopher Moses Mendelssohn. Mendelssohn & Co. bank, established in 1795, was one of the five largest private banks in Germany.

    By October 1934, Nazi policies and predation had obliterated the value of Mendelssohn-Barthtoldy's 22% equity interest in Mendelssohn & Co., causing his income to plummet from about 430,270 RM in 1932 (the year before the Nazis took power in January 1933) to only 59,374 RM in 1934. So in less than two years Nazi policies had diminished Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's income by a staggering 86%. In 1934, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's annual alimony expense alone more than doubled his diminished income. By negating the value of Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's primary asset, Nazi policies and pressure compelled him to seek liquidity from alternative sources.

    Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's superlative private art collection, established over many years beginning in the early 1900's, was one of his most significant assets and represented the only source of liquidity available to him to respond to his escalating negative cash flow deficit. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy's collection was comprised of about 60 master works by luminaries such as Picasso, van Gogh, Braque, Monet and Renoir, among others.

    Between September 1933 and February 1934, Nazi persecution compelled Mendelssohn-Bartholdy to sell or consign some 16 of these master works - including Madame Soler - having never even attempted to sell a single major artwork in the previous 25 years. The Mendelssohn heirs maintain that the loss of Madame Soler represented a signal milestone along a path that Nazi authorities meticulously engineered to marginalize Jews and deprive them of their property which facilitated later mass genocide.

    2. Bavaria's 1964 purchase of Madame Soler in New York

    In 1964, the Bavarian State Paintings Collection ("BSPC") purchased Madame Soler in New York City from art dealer Justin Thannhauser who had taken possession from Mendelssohn-Bartholdy in 1934. Former Nazi party member and the incoming director of the BSPC Halldor Soehner represented Bavaria in the purchase. Even though Soehner knew that Mendelssohn-Bartholdy had owned Madame Soler - and was expressly aware of the painting's "Jewish Provenance" - he failed to ask Thannhauser the reasonable questions that the circumstances demanded: From whom did Thannhauser acquire Madame Soler? When did Thannhauser acquire it? What, if anything, did Thannhauser pay for it?

    3. Bavaria's current refusal to restitute Madame Soler, or even to apply to this claim its own prescribed criteria for Holocaust era restitution cases

    In 2009, the Mendelssohn heirs sought restitution from the BSPC for Madame Soler. Notwithstanding its awareness of the clear evidence of a forced transfer from Mendelssohn-Bartholdy set forth above, the BSPC refused the exhaustively documented claim of the Mendelssohn heirs to return Madame Soler. Moreover, the BSPC failed to apply to this claim the criteria that it and other German states had specifically prescribed to resolve such controversies and which were expressed in a Common Statement as well as related Guidelines. In addition, the BSPC refused the request of the Mendelssohn heirs to submit their claim to the German Limbach Commission, which the German federal government and its constituent states established specifically to hear claims for the recovery of Nazi era artworks and to decide these claims in a non-binding, equitable and fair manner. Accordingly, the BSPC gave the Mendelssohn heirs no option but to file suit in New York to reclaim the painting.

    For additional information contact:
    John J. Byrne, Jr. or Thomas J. Hamilton
    Byrne Goldenberg & Hamilton, PLLC
    1025 Connecticut Avenue, NW
    Suite 1012
    Washington, DC 20036

    Telephone: (202) 857-9775 Facsimile: (202) 857-9799


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    10th Anniversary Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference "Empowering Our Nation by Engaging Communities" Thursday, April 11, 2013

    Hollywood Stars and International Motivational Speakers to present at the signature 10th Anniversary Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference, in Partnership with NAACP, SER, La Sed, Sabeel Media, PRSA and the University of Michigan-Center for Arab American Studies.

    In Collaboration with the Arab American, African American, and Hispanic American Communities

    Dearborn, Michigan, USA (MMD Newswire) April 1, 2013 -- Keegan Michael Key, star of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele" will headline the signature 10th Annual Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference, "Empowering our Nation by Engaging Communities," which will be held at the illustrious Byblos Banquet Center in Dearborn, Michigan on Thursday, April 11, 2013 (8:30am to 4:30pm).

    This unique Conference explores the remarkable culture, diversity, and contributions of the Arab American, African American, and Hispanic American communities, as it examines the images portrayed in media, film, and television, and their implication in education, government, and corporate America.

    Join our remarkable 2013 Conference Presenters: Detroit native, actor and comedian Keegan-Michael Key star of Comedy Central's "Key and Peele," MADtv, and ER, among other series; film and television, actor Haaz Sleiman of Oscar and Screen Actors Guild Award Nominated film "The Visitor," the film "American Dreamz," and TV series appearances including: "ER," "NCIS," and "24;" John Woods, PhD, Professor of Iranian and Central Asian History, and of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, at the University of Chicago will discuss the stereotypes and images throughout the ages that have affected our images and perceptions subliminally as well as vividly. Victor Antonio, Diversity and Motivational speaker has inspired people across the globe and is a self made CEO of a multimillion dollar High Tech Company. Musician and Composer, Mr. Victor Ghannam will perform a genre of music fused with the sounds of the African drum, the Spanish guitar and the Arabic Oud. Comedy genius and producer of "1001 Laughs," Amer Zahrwill also be on hand! Over the past 10 years, the Conference has established a unique forum, which provides effective educational tools, as it continues to charter bridges of constructive dialogue, knowledge, and understanding; while we explore the challenges and triumphs that ultimately bring us together as communities and impact us all as Americans.

    Throughout the decade, the Conference has proudly hosted renowned speakers including: Hollywood Producer and Director, Asaad Kelada; Hollywood actress Kathy Najamy; author and media critic, Dr. Jack Shaheen; Former White House Bureau Chief Helen Thomas; and Ambassador Dr. Clovis Maksoud; among other esteemed trail-blazers in their respective fields. As experienced by both presenters and attendees over the past 9 years, this year's signature 10th Anniversary Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference is anticipated to be exceptionally momentous.

    The Conference offers 5 SCECH CREDITS to educators; special student and group discount rates; and Sponsorship opportunities with information booths available.

    Registration includes: breakfast, Middle-Eastern cuisine lunch, conference materials and all conference presentations.

    Register directly at:

    For more information, visit:

    MEDIA CONTACT: Siham Awada Jaafar (313)910-1955 Email:

    Images and Perceptions Diversity Conference

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    4 Iranian-American Internet Entrepreneurs have been quietly building internet empires catering to millions of users while creating much needed jobs in the process and changing the internet landscape of Los Angeles forever.

    LOS ANGELES (MMD Newswire) April 2, 2013 -- Tech News Today has highlighted 4 tech entrepreneurs in California that are changing the internet landscape of Los Angeles forever. California has long been known to produce internet and high tech entrepreneurs. Some of the most popular and well liked internet businesses have started from Silicon Valley. Los Angeles, most known for its amazing warm weather, high priced real estate and beautiful beaches can now add something else to the list, web entrepreneurs!

    Los Angeles is a melting pot of different ethnicities and races. One of them being Iranian-Americans or "Persians". They dominate the Southern California area, in particular Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and the Westside in general. They also dominate the real estate industry, clothing, textile and jewelry industries in Los Angeles. Another industry being dominated by young Iranian-Americans is the internet industry.

    Iranian American Entrepreneurs

    During the past 10 years four young Iranian-American entrepreneurs have been slowly building web empires in Los Angeles. They have done so under the radar and have amassed a great deal of wealth and recognition in the online industry while creating jobs and some of the most useful web properties on the internet. These four young, bright, successful internet CEO's have founded web businesses that collectively cater to over 100 million users per month.

    Like most high tech start up's, you won't find stuffy suit wearing millionaires with these four. Each having their own individual sense of style, but all four have something in common. Jeans, tennis shoes, and t-shirts. Similar to FaceBook's Zuckerberg who made wearing a sweater and flip flops to work popular, these four internet tycoon's run massive internet empires employing a large staff while generating seven figure sum's in the process. However, if you saw them, you wouldn't even know it.

    Meet the four internet whiz kid's changing the internet landscape in Los Angeles one idea at a time:

    Kamran Pourzanjani was founded in 2008 by Kamran Pourzanjani, who is also an angel investor. Bestcovery is basically a quick and easy way to find the best of everything. The company's experts help you find the product that is best for your individual needs. Before founding Bestcovery, Pourzanjani was co-founder and CEO of PriceGrabber quickly became one of the most popular comparison shopping websites and had an enterprise value of about $500 million when he sold it in 2005. In recognition of the company's exceptional growth and performance, Mr. Pourzanjani won the coveted Ernst & Young's "Entrepreneur of the Year" for the Business Services category in June of 2005 in Los Angeles. He is also an early investor in ShoeDazzle, Legalzoom, and Docstoc.

    Robert Bobby Kalili

    In 2007, Kalili founded and today serves as the CEO. SearchBoth enables users to search both Google & Yahoo side by side on one split screen. Aggregating search engines is nothing new for Kalili. He has successfully aggregated shopping sites with, travel industry with and real estate industry with Today, he operates a network of over 1,000 web properties generating over 10 million users per month. Before founding his internet empire, Kalili founded Toll Free Yellow Pages, Corp; a software business that owned four very valuable toll free numbers, 1-800-YellowPages (888, 877 and 866) and Federal Trademark rights to the four words TOLL FREE YELLOW PAGES. After developing one of the first voice automated telephone software programs for the YellowPages industry, the company got acquired by AT&T for an undisclosed 8 figure sum. Kalili was also an early investor in Go2net (GNET) in 1996 which got acquired by InfoSpace in 1999 for $4.2 billion.

    Farhad Mohit

    Farhad Mohit is the founder and CEO of Cheerful Inc. makers of Cheers - the "like button" for the world around you, and Gripe - a much better Better Business Bureau for the age of social media. Prior to these Mohit created and helped manage it through the bubble of 2000, to profitability by 2003, and a successful acquisition for $569 million by EW Scripps (SSP) in 2005. In the process Shopzilla became and remains one of the largest, fastest growing and most successful shopping search engines in the world. Now he has a new super stealthy startup called DotSpots. The startup raised a seed round of $300,000 last September from Mohit and HitForge, the angel fund run by engineers. (HitForge is also an investor in WeGame and Mohit hints that DotSpots "will make my other ideas to date look like child's play".

    Jason Nazar

    In 2007, Nazar founded with co-founder Alon Schwartz. Today he is the CEO. Docstoc is an online community to find and share professional documents; it currently houses over 20 million documents with more than 25 million registered users. Before starting Docstoc, Nazar founded Choice Speakers Inc., was a partner at Venature Capital and Consulting and created Startups Uncensored, the longest running and most widely attended technology gathering in southern California, which regularly brings together thousands of entrepreneurs, techies and investors. Before starting Docstoc, he was a partner in a venture consulting firm in Los Angeles where he worked with dozens of startups. Jason was named one of the "Most Admired CEOs in Los Angeles" by the LA Business Journal, but he's more proud of his three point shot and ping pong skills.

    About Tech News Today - TNT covers the tech industry by following tech industry CEO's and general trends in the internet and tech industries.

    Media Contact:
    Tech News Today
    Michael Stark

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    PHILADELPHIA (MMD Newswire) April 2, 2013 -- Olfactory Biosciences Corp (OTC:OLFC - News) today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Fisher HealthCare, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO - News), for its new and improved, all natural formulation for NOXO Odor Defense™ and two other NOXO products. All products are immediately available from Fisher Healthcare. NOXO is a special proprietary formulation of Phytonutrients and Phytochemicals taken from plants, flowers, roots and seeds, designed to have far-reaching applications around the world for people who must endure noxious smells.

    NOXO is gel, applied topically under the nostrils, specifically formulated to block the physical discomfort, retching, nausea and vomiting associated with offensive and unpleasant odors. NOXO's innovation is to control the effects of offensive and unpleasant odors at the olfactory receptor site whereas other products attempt to control bad odors at the source.

    Uniquely formulated NOXO Odor Defense™ is based on advanced olfactory perception altering technology developed by Dr. V Ruth Pinney who is a director of Olfactory Biosciences Corp and who also conducts the research for the company's products at her research facility in The Woodlands Texas.

    About Fisher HealthCare

    Fisher HealthCare is a leading supplier of diagnostic tests, equipment, chemicals, and other products used by national laboratory networks, independent clinical laboratories, hospitals, and physicians' offices. Information about Fisher HealthCare and its products is available on the company's Web site at

    About Olfactory Biosciences Corp

    Olfactory Biosciences Corp.'s NOXO division is focused to develop a variety of products targeting Olfactory Receptors for the desired effect. These alternative medicine wellness products may modify behavior or provide relief to common health problems such as smoking cessation or weight control, as examples.

    This company has taken NOBEL Prize science related to discoveries of odorant receptors in the nose and the organization of the olfactory system, and has developed unique wellness products that are affordable and made from all natural ingredients. Olfactory Biosciences Corp. offers the most advanced and innovative wellness products with the potential to change the way we approach wellness issues today. Olfactory Biosciences Corp's unique advantages will make NOXO products the most sought-after wellness products in the alternative medicine market, creating a growth rate ten times higher than most in the this growing category.


    "Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements by the Company, statements regarding the NOXO product line, optimism related to the business, expanding ales and other statements in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about the Company's business. Words such as expects, anticipates, intends, plans, believes, sees, estimates and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Actual results could vary materially from the description contained herein due to many factors including continued market acceptance of the Company's products or the need to raise additional capital. In addition, actual results could vary materially based on changes or slower growth in the indoor garden market; the potential inability to realize expected benefits and synergies; domestic and international business and economic conditions; changes in customer demand or ordering patterns; changes in the competitive environment including pricing pressures or technological changes; technological advances; shortages of manufacturing capacity; future production variables impacting excess inventory and other risk factors listed from time to time in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings under "risk factors" and elsewhere. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release.

    Richard Stevenson

    Olfactory Biosciences Corp.

    333 E. Lancaster Ave. Suite 317

    Wynnewood, PA 19096, USA

    Phone: 484-278-1626


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    Triangle Direct Media internally developed SEO applications; Rankhound and SEOtool have hit some notable milestones.

    (MMD Newswire) April 3, 2013 -- Triangle Direct Media's SEO tool, anautomated SEO analysis program has now analyzed nearly 1.5 million web pages for clients. SEOtool does a deep analysis of websites and reports all on- page technical issues your website will need to fix, in order to increase their rankings on multiple search engines. Repeated SEO analysis and using SEOtool combined with the implementation of technical changes, has yielded phenomenal growth for TDM Customers. SEOtool offers a distinct competitive advantage over competitors who use similar tools and resources. Users can expect complete and detailed information, and access to their data at any time. SEOtool is also user-friendly and provides sitewide and page specific reports.

    For over two years Rankhound has been tracking and reporting current and trending keywords in search engines for many companies, and recently passed its benchmark of 6 million tracked search engine results. Rankhound customers range from small businesses tracking a few of their own rankings, to fortune 100 companies utilizing an enterprise version of the application to track thousands for themselves and of competitors in their industries.

    Triangle Direct Media SEOtool rankhound

    "SEOtool has now analyzed over 1.5 Million web pages for clients. More importantly, these pages that have been analyzed and optimized by SEOtool , contributed to our clients achieving dramatic gains in search engine rankings. Higher rankings and positions on search engines are driving exponential growth in revenue and sales for many businesses today. The combination of these 2 online applications has been a very beneficial resource for our clients and both will continue to provide exceptional value, as we continue to increase their capabilities and functionality. There are also plans to roll out many more equally useful SEO applications as either stand-alone products or by integrating new features into existing applications. Ultimately what Triangle Direct does will depend on what offers the best results and value for our clients." Said Tony Feriozzi, President of Triangle Direct Media.

    Search Engines are constantly shifting their algorithms, or changing the rules for businesses. SEO tool and Rankhound are increasinglyrelied by companies looking to protect their site against from Search Engine changes, as well as helping other companies fix issues that caused them to be penalized.

    Media Contact:



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    Atlanta, GA (MMD Newswire) April 3, 2013 -- The Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of The Brookings Institution and JP Morgan Chase, launched in Atlanta last week and Suniva had the honor of being the only business selected to host a visit for the distinguished group of regional, national and international leaders, which included Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, and the U.S. Undersecretary of Commerce for International Trade Francesco Sanchez. It was the Undersecretary's second visit to Suniva's headquarters and plant. Suniva provided the visitors with an insider's tour of its solar cell manufacturing plant, including the company's pioneering PV cell technology and low-cost proprietary processes that drive Suniva's global success.

    Bruce Katz, vice president and director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings said, "In every market we visit, we seek out firms that exemplify the Next Economy -- driven by exports, fueled by clean energy and powered by innovation; Suniva is clearly best in class."

    Combining Brookings' deep expertise in fact-based, metropolitan-focused research with funding from JP Morgan Chase, the five-year, $10 million Global Cities Initiative provides major metropolitan leaders with the information, actionable policy ideas and global connections they need to improve trade relationships and enhance their ability to compete in a global economy. Four to five U.S. forums and one global forum will be conducted each year. The first global forum was held in late 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

    One of the main events was the standing-room-only public presentation, Going Global: Boosting Atlanta's Economic Future, presented by Bruce Katz. Suniva's CEO, John Baumstark, spoke on the three-person response panel along with Mayors Reed and Daley. Baumstark was also invited to serve on the steering committee for the Atlanta Regional Export plan, which was announced at the forum.

    "Suniva's participation in the Global Cities Initiative is an ideal partnership because of the international nature of our industry and our leadership in exports and global trade," said Baumstark, who in 2010 accepted the award from President Obama for Renewable Exporter of the Year (2009), awarded by the Export-Import Bank of the United States. "It is critical for American companies to develop a focused strategy for increasing global trade, and that becomes easier with the first-class strategists and researchers at Brookings working to help major metropolitan areas develop export plans."

    Atlanta ranks 13th among metro areas in the U.S., with $20 billion in export value, according to a 2012 Brookings study. "Suniva is proud to be doing our part to strengthen the U.S. global economy, as well as demonstrating American innovation and competitiveness," added Baumstark.


    Contact: Keryn Schneider: 404.558.1809

    About Suniva

    Suniva® is an American manufacturer of high-efficiency PV solar cells and high-power solar modules. We use patented, low-cost manufacturing techniques to produce high-quality products at competitive costs. Headquartered in metro-Atlanta, GA, Suniva sells its advanced solar products globally. For more information, visit

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    One-click access to more than 1 billion consumers' correct delivery addresses

    Boca Raton, FL (MMD Newswire) April 4, 2013 -- Connect Address introduces the next generation of interactive shopping by releasing its revolutionary address-less shopping feature, leading to an entirely new online and in-store experience.

    Recognized by its universal map pin-drop design, this innovative technique drastically increases sales by freeing shoppers of ever having to remember a delivery address. The responsive feature automatically uploads the missing delivery address directly to your shopping cart after giving the recipient control of where they want their gift sent to.

    This patent-pending feature creates and defines an entirely new category and has already gained the attention of several Fortune 500 companies, recognizing a significant opportunity to increase revenues and connect with new potential customers.


    A driving force behind the revenue generation lies in the psychological push developed through personal interaction: When the buyer requests the delivery address directly from the recipient, a strong social commitment to complete the purchase is created, fulfilling the recipient's expectations.

    One of the exciting key features companies found most compelling is the use of their own brand identity promoting a second sale by connecting recipients directly back to their website. Connect Address solves the missing address problem for online, mobile, and in-store use through a simple one-click implementation process.

    "Now it's impossible to send a purchase to the wrong address and every address automatically loads directly to your shopping cart. For the consumer, we believe Connect Address represents a new freedom providing easy access to more than 1 billion correct delivery addresses." Said Cass Riese, co-founder of Connect Address. "Double-dip your sales with every new request by gaining powerful exposure to previously unapproached customers. Our address-less shopping solution makes purchasing faster and easier, as shoppers will never have to remember a recipient's delivery address again."

    Currently compatible with four of the largest open source shopping carts, including WP e-Commerce, WooCommerce, eShop, and Cart66, Connect Address is quickly becoming the de-facto way to shop online and in-stores, giving the recipient total control of where their product is delivered to.

    With its official worldwide launch on April 6th at WordCamp Miami 2013, a new era of online and in-store shopping will commence.

    Connect Address

    Always the correct address


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    OKLAHOMA CITY (MMD Newswire) April 4, 2013 -- Effective immediately, the Bricktown Events Center will now be known as the Chevy Bricktown Events Center.

    Brewer Entertainment, Inc. and the Oklahoma Chevy Team Dealers, an association of 29 Chevrolet dealers in the Central Oklahoma region, have announced a five-year naming rights deal that includes sponsorship of all Brewer Entertainment produced events in Bricktown, as well as involvement in all Brewer Entertainment managed websites and digital channels.

    Brent Brewer, president of Brewer Entertainment, says "This naming rights deal provides the Oklahoma Chevy Team Dealers an opportunity to strengthen their ties to the Bricktown community while exponentially increasing their exposure to the millions of visitors passing through Bricktown each year. It's a great win for everyone involved and we look forward to taking this next step in growing our relationship with the local Chevy team. They have made a significant investment in Bricktown over the past few years and we appreciate all they're doing to support our community."

    Added Brewer, "We have secured all necessary approvals and are on track to have new signage in place by early Summer 2013." Signage design and production is being provided by Funnel Design Group and Z Signs, both of Oklahoma City.

    Contact: Dot Rhyne, Brand Talkers - 405-605-9550;

    Chevy Bricktown Events Center - Approved Signage Design

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    April 4, 2013 (MMD Newswire) -- Ability Jobs Plus is the only job site for those with disabilities by those with disabilities. Dedicated to helping millions of disabled Americans find work, the site has relaunched after months of improvements. The site is run and managed by founder Richard Hill of Kingman, AZ, who was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 18.

    After ending his career as a machinist and being refused assistance by an employment placement agency due to his use of a walker, Hill a became a webmaster, launching in 2012. He has continued to modify the site's design and function, leading up to the newest release, which now provides not only job search capabilities specifically crafted for Americans with disabilities, but also valuable resources for living with disabilities.

    "No one who is disabled should be made to feel the way I did at that placement agency," says Hill. "I researched employment with the disabled community and sought out a solution to how to fix a problem that blankets the country, especially now that we have military personnel returning home with mental and physical injuries."

    Employers can post job listings and search resumes for qualified job seekers in their area. Job seekers can post their resumes and search for jobs by location, type, or company, as well as get e-mail update of new jobs listings.

    Unlike other sites that target disabled job hunters,'s employment listings are exclusively available to members, with no fear of them being released to the general population before having a chance to apply.

    "There are 54 million disabled US citizens and more than three million disabled and unemployed military veterans," Hill observes. "This has pretty much been brushed under the carpet, but now we have a job site that caters to those with a disability who want to find employment. We can match them with companies that hire people with disabilities... and since this is a safe community, members won't feel like they are third class citizens in their own country."

    Hill has turned to to raise funds for further expansion and growth in what he describes as "the movement to change the way the world views disabilities."

    For more information, please visit our IndieGogo campaign to show your support and make a contribution and visit

    Media Contact: 
    Richard F. Hill
    Phone Number: 928-757-7687

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    TORONTO (MMD Newswire) April 4, 2013 -- Reshift Media is helping multi-location businesses translate the tremendous reach of their nationwide physical locations into a strong, local social media presence with the launch of their new software, called the Social Brand Amplifier™.

    The Social Brand Amplifier™ builds on Facebook's native Parent-Child infrastructure (which lets businesses connect their corporate Facebook pages to all of their local ones) by allowing brands to update and manage all of their local Facebook pages easily and efficiently from one dashboard. The Social Brand Amplifier™ software, which is unique to Reshift Media, enables companies to cascade national, regional and localized content across all of their Facebook pages or to custom groups based on geography, demography and other criteria. In addition, Reshift Media has developed a unique consolidated analytics and notification platform which can be customized on a client-by-client basis.

    "The Facebook Parent-Child structure is a great first step for multi-location businesses, especially as it's becoming increasingly important for Facebook pages to be linked to a local address for mobile and Facebook Graph Search," said Mahmoud Ghali, VP of Technology at Reshift Media, a digital marketing company specializing in social media, search and mobile. "But setting up hundreds of local Facebook pages is not ideal if you don't have the resources to actively manage each one. The Social Brand Amplifier™ really is the best of both worlds; it allows the brand to cascade relevant content including promotions and offers, while still allowing for strong local involvement."

    Reshift Media Software Local Facebook Reach

    The UPS Store Canada is the first to implement Reshift Media's Social Brand Amplifier™ software. As part of the initiative, The UPS Store has launched a comprehensive Facebook strategy for its more than 360 locations, providing valuable information and tools for its customers and local small business owners through its national network of franchises. This will allow The UPS Canada Store to establish a strong corporate Facebook page while also reaching and engaging their local customers through pages dedicated to each store and its community.

    "We know that our small business clients are increasingly using social media and mobile to interact with customers and suppliers to transact business," said David Druker, President of The UPS Store Canada. "Our objective is to assist small businesses by providing helpful tools and information wherever and whenever they need them, using both our national and local Facebook pages."

    As part of the initiative, The UPS Store Canada is also working with Reshift Media to relaunch its website (, including all of its local properties ( The website will incorporate leading-edge responsive design and include small business-focused functionality to ensure clients can easily access all of the services The UPS Store provides through both web and mobile, including shipping and parcel tracking, printing services, mailboxes and packaging. Small businesses can expect to see new features launch over the next several weeks.


    About Reshift Media

    Reshift Media Inc. is a digital marketing company that works with businesses and their advertising agencies to develop, implement and manage social, search and mobile campaigns. For more information, please visit or contact Jen McDonnell at jmcdonnell@reshiftmedia.comor 416-564-8951.

    About The UPS Store

    With over 360 franchised locations, The UPS Store is Canada's largest network of print and copy centres. The UPS Store offers complete business support services such as digital colour and black and white printing, full document finishing, worldwide shipping and packaging services, mailbox rentals with 24 hour access, mail forwarding, package/mail and fax receiving, and mail fulfillment. The UPS Store operations in Canada are owned and managed by Oakville, Ontario- based MBEC Communications L.P. The UPS Store name is used in Canada under a master license by The UPS Store, Inc., a UPS company.

    For more information, please visit or contact Michelle Cameron at


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    New Hire to Support Midstream & Upstream Air Services

    ROCKVILLE, MD (MMD Newswire) April 9, 2013 -- Apex Companies, LLC - a leading national energy, water resources and environmental consulting and engineering firm - has named Tom Blachly Client Program Manager to lead a new Air Compliance team in the Mid-continent region.

    A seasoned environmental professional to be based out of the company's Tulsa, OK office, Blachly has more than 30 years of experience in the Oil and Gas sector as well as broader industry and private consulting arena. His primary focus is on air services with additional experience in stormwater, wastewater and general compliance.

    "Tom will be an integral element as we expand our regional Air Compliance Team and broaden our service capabilities," says Jason Voskuhl, Apex's Tulsa Branch Manager. "His addition will aid our expanded services as we'll now be able to assist with the development and implementation of compliance programs tailored specifically to site and clients' needs in the Mid-continent region."

    Focused on minimizing environmental liabilities and hurdles to maximize client's business opportunities, Apex recently acquired TITAN Engineering, Inc. (Dallas, TX), Ash Creek Associates, Inc. (Portland, OR) and A2L Technologies (Tampa, FL), privately held environmental and engineering services firms. The company's prominent M&A efforts have expanded the company's presence in Texas and various west coast markets, as well as enhanced oil and gas, and water related services throughout the country.

    Recently named a Top 200 Environmental Firm and Top 500 Design Firm by Engineering News-Record Magazine (ENR Magazine), Apex is a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital, a private equity firm focused on investing in growth-oriented middle market companies.

    For more information:, 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.

    Kevin Satz

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